Oct. 27, 1915
Tanner Threatened to Kill Dr. F.W. St. John and Had Two Loaded Weapons — Is Beneath Remark.
Pushed insane, it’s believed, a situation as a result of worrying over the situation of his son who’s significantly sick with typhoid fever, Lewis Tanner, a widely known resident of the village of Weedsport, is locked up within the village lockup awaiting an examination into his sanity, following his risk to shoot and kill Dr. F.W. St. John ought to he fail to impact a treatment and banish the fever that was burning his boy up.
Tanner threw a portion of the village right into a state of excessive pleasure Monday afternoon when it was realized that he was at his house in a morose and ugly temper stationed close to the bed room door of his boy with two loaded shotguns. For a number of hours nobody, officers or others, dared to method the home and his arrest was solely effected when the doctor by a ruse succeeded in getting him to go down city the place he was met by a constable and brought to the village lockup to await an examination.
— Compiled by David Wilcox