ON THIS DAY – January 10, 1917


At Portland on this day, Walter Augustus Miller, bookseller and stationer of Casterton attempted to murder his wife and commit suicide. While Mrs. Miller was holding the baby her husband discharged a revolver four times point blank in her face. Three shots took effect. Miller then shot himself in the head; both are in a critical condition, but hopes are entertained of their recovery. Miller, his wife and three children arrived In Portland the week before. Miller is suffering from nervous breakdown. He was under the Impression he was to be placed in an asylum.