Evening Sentinel, Tues, 15th Nov. 1904.
JILETED LOVER IS SUICIDE
GIRL SATURATED CLOTHING WITH COAL OIL
AT MONTEREY -
MONTEREY, Nov. 14. - Agnes Buelna known also as Agnes Manning, aged twenty - two, stung to frenzy by disappointment in a recent love affair, attempted suicide at New Monterey last evening by saturating her clothing with coal oil and applying a match in the presence of her sweetheart.
Bugler Mize of C Company, Fifteenth Infantry, for love of whom the deed was committed, wrapped his coat about the girls body and with the aid of others who were attracted by her screams subdued the flames, but not until the unfortunate young woman had been terribly burned from head to foot. Her recovery is impossible and a few hours will end her sufferings.
Mize was to have married the girl and the license had been issued before he learned something of her past history and that she had given him an assumed name. Enraged at his refusal to have the ceremony performed she prepared the spectacular suicide.
The Buelna family has distinguished itself as regards attempts at suicide. Last spring Agnes shot herself over a love affair. During the summer she jumped into the bay, and but three months since a relative, Mrs, Alva Young, killed herself with carbolic acid. - Examiner.