At Platte Lake. a few miles north of Frankfort. Mich., on Oct. 26, Mrs. Jane Briggs, of Platte Township, while picking cranberries in a swamp and walking along In a stooping position, with a black hood and shawl on, was mistaken for a bear by two hunters and shot through the neck. Death followed In a few hours. Mrs. Briggs was an old resident of this county and the mother of a large family.
Reposted from National Police Gazette, November 14, 1885.