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In Years Past

August 19, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Cy Palmer, an actor, who gave his residence as Jamestown, was in a padded cell in the Berrien County, Michigan jail, having tried the previous night to end his life by jumping off the deck of the steamer Holland. Palmer's mental condition in the night was grave. On this day he was more comfortable. Palmer attempted to jump three times. Passengers and members of the boat crew prevented him from hurling himself into the lake. After his third attempt he was placed in custody by the boat officers and put in the hold of the boat. He was about 40 years of age, was well dressed and had a small amount of money with him.

 
 
 

 

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