August 29, 1907

Upon Being Rescued Woman Said
She Was Tired of Life.

Mrs. Maggie Lewellen, who lives near the Quindaro water works, attempted suicide yesterday afternoon by throwing herself into the Missouri river in full view of several employes at the p umping station. They hastened to rescue and dragged her from the river. The woman had sunk twice before the rescuing party reached her and was unconscious when rescued.

After rolling her on the ground and releasing a quantity of water from her lungs, she revived sufficeintly to be taken home, where a physician was summoned. When asked her reason for her act, she is said to have remarked that she was tired of life and wished to die.