Crazed by Cigarettes
(Special to The World)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 28. — James L. Householder, aged nineteen, died in the arms of his sweetheart, Miss Lue(?) Gilliam, aged seventeen, at her home in this city last night after taking carbolic acid. The young man left a note for his mother stating that Mack Dryser would explain all.
Dryser said to-day that Householder had told him he had helped to kill a man in Atlanta two years ago, was about to be apprehended and intended to kill himself. The boy’s father believes that his mind had become temporarily unbalanced by the use of cigarettes.
The World, New York, New York. Tuesday, December 29, 1903, Page 3