DISAPPOINTED IN LOVE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
PRETTY DAUGHTER OF DRAKE RESIDENT DRINKS POISON IN MINOT.
Minot, N. D., Oct. 1.—Martha Martwick, aged 23 years, daughter of highly respected residents of Drake, attempted to commit suicide at a room in the Great Northern hotel Wednesday afternoon by drinking carbolic acid. A love affair was the cause of the rash deed. After the young woman drank the acid, she called the hotel clerk and a doctor was summoned immediately. The girl was taken to the hospital where she remained over night, recovering sufficiently to be able to be about today. She was arrested charged with attempted suicide, an offense punishable by a term in the penitentiary. Assistant State's Attorney Carroll states that the girl is penitent, and the case may not be pushed. Miss Martwick's mouth and face were burned by the acid, but she did not drink enough of it to cause any serious consequences.
Miss Martwick, who is good looking, was in love with Charles Trenethan, a local barber, who spurned her. This was learned from a note left by the girl for Trenethan. The barber has been arrested and is being held under bonds as a witness. He was released from the city jail late Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Martwick has been working in the city. She caused the arrest of a young man the other day, charging him with keeping her ring, which she loaned him. At the hearing before Judge Lynch, the man returned the ring and was released.
Bowbells Tribune, 10/3/1913