Chronic Suicide Again Active in City of the Jim
Jamestown, N.D., June 16.—George Peterson, believed to be insane, escaped from the county poor farm early Thursday evening and for several hours was at large about the city. He was finally lodged in the county jail, where he is awaiting a hearing before the county insanity board.
Peterson is the same man who several weeks ago attempted suicide twice in one night on the outskirts of the city. He first jumped into the James river, but was fished out by boating parties. He then stood on the N.P. tracks in front of an approaching freight and was bowled into the ditch. Fortune again smiled, or frowned, on Peterson and he escaped with but minor injuries. He was remanded to the county poor farm to recover from his bruises, but evidently did not approve of his quarters.
Bismarck Tribune, 6/16/1917