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Clarence Davis

An Infatuated Youth Stands Until Struck by Train.

Clarence Davis, of Crown Point, 17 years old, was madly infatuated with Miss Artie Phillips, employed in a restaurant, and he claimed that they were betrothed, but the girl continued indifferent to his attentions. She went driving with another suitor, despite his protest, and called upon her, seeking to regain his lost standing. The girl persisted in discarding him. He then bade her an affectionate farewell, and going dilberately to the Wabash railroad, he stepped in front of a rapidly approaching train, and faced the locomotive until he was hurled some distance away, a mass of bruised flesh and bones. He lived for four hours. Miss Phillips reports that he had frequently threatened to commit suicide, but she supposed him to be jesting, and gave little heed thereto.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: July 17, 1897
Volume Number: 14
Issue Number: 14
Page: 1
Column(s): 4

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