The attempted abduction of Miss Hildreth, a Chesterfield, N.H., girl, by her lover, Fayette Haskins. [more]
Fayette Haskins, a young man who came from Jamaica, has been paying attention to the daughter of John Hildreth, of Chesterfield, N. N., but the young woman did not reciprocate his affections. The other night, while she was asleep in her room, Haskins placed a ladder to the window and climbed in. He attempted to chloroform her, but when he tried to lifter her from the bed she was partially aroused and screamed for help. Members of the family came to her help and Haskins fled. He was captured in Brattleboro, Vt. and sent back to Chesterfield.
Reprinted from National Police Gazette, October 1, 1892.