Poison Victim Is Near Death Little Hope Is Held For Stockton Man

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Atmore Advance
Place of publication: Atmore, AL
Date of publication: 1/14/1937

The condition of Ernest (Rube) McMillan of Stockton, who was brought to Atmore hospital Sunday night, suffering from what is believed to be poison, remained extremely critical today, it was learned.

It is believed there is little chance for his recovery.

Reports from Bay Minette state that McMillan took five bicholoride of mercury tablets after buying them from a druggist with the explanation that he wanted to kill a cat.

McMillan is said to have taken the tablets while standing on a street in Bay Minette. A few moments later he told a bystander he had taken them, and asked that a doctor be called.


“Poison Victim Is Near Death; Little Hope Is Held For Stockton Man.” The Atmore Advance (Atmore, AL), January 14, 1937.