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The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], A young man Kills his betrothed and then drowned himself. (search)
A young man Kills his betrothed and then drowned himself. --A terrible tragedy occurred at Ithaca, N. Y., a few days age. It appears that a young man named Cornell, nineteen years old, was engaged to a girl of seventeen. The friends of the parties objected to the marriage. Cornell invited his betrothed to ride, and on reaching a point beyond the city, he drew from his pocket a pistol and shot her, killing her instantly. Placing her body in the bottom of the carriage, he returned to the that a young man named Cornell, nineteen years old, was engaged to a girl of seventeen. The friends of the parties objected to the marriage. Cornell invited his betrothed to ride, and on reaching a point beyond the city, he drew from his pocket a pistol and shot her, killing her instantly. Placing her body in the bottom of the carriage, he returned to the village, fastened the horge to the door of his house, proceeded to the insist and threw himself in. He was subsequently taken out dead.