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Good Old Days: July 23, 2020


125 years ago

The Commoner

July 26, 1895

It is almost certain that Mrs. Mansfield will be compelled to stand trial in the superior court on a charge of having assaulted Mrs. Girard Clark with intent to commit murder, on June 4, 1895. Although the assault was committed nearly two months ago, the preliminary examination of the case did not occur until July 23, before Justice Kirkland.

The charge was based on an affray wherein Mrs. Mansfield stabbed Mrs. Clark in the back, the wound narrowly escaping being a fatal one.

The first witness for the prosecution was Mrs. Girard Clark, the injured w...

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