ON THIS DAY – June 18, 1906

Edward James White was committed for trial at Fitzroy on a charge of shooting at his wife and attempted suicide on June 18. The evidence of White’s wife was to the effect that on May 30 , accused threatened to shoot her sister Rose, herself, and her baby. On June 18, he met her casually in the Fitzroy Gardens, and when she refused to return to him and to live with him he first, shot her and then himself. The pair had been seprated almost from the time of their marriage. They are both very young.