1898 - 'TWAS TIME TO LOCK HIM UP. This Dangerous Individual Ran Loose Too Long.
He Confesses to Having Fired the St. Ours' Convent and is Even now Filled With a Desire to Murder
(Special to the Journal)
Sorel, April 7. - A great sensation has been created throughout the county of Richelieu by the confessions of a young man of 18, named Ulric Lusignan, who has been arrested at St. Ours by High Constable Charles Weil Branner. The course followed by the culprit is so extraordinary that it is thought that he is of unsound mind, and he is to undergo an examination with the object of having him confined in a lunatic asylum. Pending preliminaries he is lodged in gaol here.
The revelations were first made by Lusignan in a letter addressed by him to Mrs. Aubin, a notary of St. Ours. He does so, he says, so as to save his father from the expense of paying for his education, as he does not like to study. Lusignan was following a commercial course in Montreal. He says that he set fire to the convent at St. Ours in July last, and that he went to the store of Mr. Hillaire Parpin, merchant, armed with a 28-calibre revolver and a piece of iron for the purpose of murdering him, but that when he reached there his courage failed him...
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
April 7, 1898
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