Hand And Cook

[Note: I'm not sure of Minnie's last name. It looks like Hand, but could also be Illand or Maud or other variations. Hopefully another more legible copy of the article will be found.]

Tyrone Daily Herald (Tyrone, Pennsylvania) - October 11, 1904

Trashy Novels Caused Double Suicide

Kankakee, IL., Oct 11 - A suicide pact has resulted in the death of Miss Minnie Hand, 20 years old, and Lulu Cook, 14 years old, daughter of farmers 20 miles south of this city. Clasped in each others' arms, the two drank the contents of an ounce bottle of strychnine, Death came before medical aid could be summoned The reading of trashy novels is said to have led to the suicides.

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