Saved from suicide
No one knows her name or the reason behind her actions.
On Saturday, July 7, 1917, a 19-year-old walked inside Kipling's drugstore at Houston and Washington avenue, the Houston Press reported.
That night, the "pretty girl...asked for a bottle of strychnine, saying that she wanted it to kill a dog."
The clerk found a bottle and gave it to her. The woman took a seat at the fountain and asked the clerk for a soda. He fixed her a drink, and then he left her to tend to some other matters in the store.
"A few minutes later, he heard her groaning and found her unconscious near the soda fountain. She had placed the poison in the soda and drunk it," the paper reported.
The woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital and given antidotes.
"She was later taken to her home in Cottage Grove," the paper concluded.
Any ideas where Cottage Grove was located would be helpful.