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Mrs. Bennett is tall and portly while her husband is undersized and all of 70 years of age and their family differences have been the cause of considerable comment for years. Their words, it seems, generally began over money matters which usually started a tussle and the husband always got the most of the hammering.

"I've stood it as long as I can!" Bennett is reported to have told his wife and then drew back and cut her with his knife. Two doctors were called but her injuries were not considered very dangerous.

Harris Culver went to Chestertown and swore out a warrant for the arrest of Bennett who has not yet been located. It is said that he was last seen near Graphite, but is expected to return home as soon as he learns that his wife's wounds are not fatal.

Boy receives grievous wound

While at work in a sawmill in Bolton June 7, 1910, Leslie Finkle, 19, backed into a whirling buzz saw and sustained injuries to his right hand of such a serious nature that amputation of the member was necessary.

The young man was standing on the floor of the mill in which he was employed, with his back turned to a large saw, when in an attempt to get out of the way of some timber which was being carried into the mill, he fell backward. His right hand struck the edge of the saw, which was revolving at a high rate of speed and his hand was badly mutilated and had to be amputated at the wrist.

Dead from rice thrown at wedding

Amos Cummings and his wife, both of Binghamton, were married 10 years ago and their friends showered them with rice. One kernel lodged in the bride's ear. For ten years it defied the efforts of physicians and surgeons to dislodge it. Three fruitless operations were performed, and a short time ago she entered a New York hospital for treatment. Brain fever developed and on Thursday, June 2, 1910 she died.

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