Sheffield Evening Telegraph January 9, 1907
Womans Foolish Act
On Saturday afternoon, Mary Anne Bennett, Main Street, Goldthorpe, produced a bottle to a neighbour and said “If you hear of me being gone you will know I have taken this.”
Later she was found in her house unconscious, with a bottle which contain laudanum by her side.
When charged with attempted suicide, she said she took the poison for a cold. The Doncaster Bench today handed the woman over to the care of her husband.