Despondent Girl Drinks Strychnine In View of Parents
Deering, N.D., July 7.—Running from the home of her parents with a bottle of strychnine held to her lips Mona Smith, 15 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Smith, fell in convulsions at the feet of her mother and an hour later died while a doctor was speeding to her rescue. The girl had been despondent for several days. The poison had been procured by her father for the extermination of gophers.
Bismarck Tribune, 7/9/1917