ATTEMPT AT MURDER A Walnut Township Woman Becomes Violently Insane and Attempted to Take the Life of Her Two Nieces.
Walnut township comes into prominence again. This time a report of an attempt at murder comes from that precinct. Saturday night, MRS. AMELIA ADLER, wife of HENRY ADLER, became violently insane and made an all but successful attempt to murder the children of her brother-in-law and burn his premises.
MRS. ADLER has been acting strangely since the first of January and her friends have feared that she was becoming demented, and have been keeping a close watch on her, but Saturday night she escaped from her home, and went to the home of her brother-in-law, LEWIS ADLER, who lives about forty rods distant. She first set fire to his barn and the building would have been totally destroyed had the blaze not been discovered, before it had gained much headway, and was promptly xetinguished[sic].
The insane woman next made a rush for the house, and going to a window near where were sleeping her sister’s two children, she attempted to break through the window, declaring she would kill both children, and there is little doubt but that she would have put her threats into execution had not several strong men taken her in charge and locked her up.
Sheriff BLACK went to the scene early yesterday morning and took the woman in charga [sic]. When he arrived at that place he found MRS. ADLER in the hog lot crawling around on her hands and knees, and in a pitiful condition. He took her in charge and brought her to this city and lodged her in the county jail. She was brought before the commissioners this morning. She was judged insane and ordered sent to the insane asylum at Mt. Pleasant. The sheriff accompanied by his wife, started with her on No. 10 this afternoon.