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Front page March 11, 1915: Laborer 'gives up' on suicide after killing wife

Among the local stories on the day's cover:

"Laborer stabs wife to death, tries suicide"

"Anthony Manganaro, a laborer, 42 years old, stabbed his wife, Josephine, to death in their home at 190 Front avenue early this morning, and slashed the arteries on his left arm.

"After killing his wife, Manganaro told the police and the surgeons at the hospital that he took 120 grains of quinine, 30 grains of copper of sulphate and then turned on the gas in the room where his wife's body lay.

"When the poison did not take effect, Manganaro told the police he slashed his wrists. He stayed in the house for hours after the murder and finally gave up the idea of dying, he told the police, and walked to the hospital, where he confessed to the murder."

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March 11 1915

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