Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Bowers appears with the article "Bride Denies Murder Plot; Says Plan to Poison Husband Was Only Joke; Man Confesses Part After Phone Talk Heard; Husband and Pastor Will be Questioned Today," Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1926 Ledger documenting the purchase of sodium arsenate for 10 cents by Elmer M. Archer at the Adams Pharmacy in Santa Monica on January 24, 1926. Archer purchased the poison under the name Joe Jacks. Archer was in love with the newlywed Olive Orr Brugen-Schmidt and tried to convince her to poison her new husband, W. H. Bowers. Text from negative sleeve: Bowers, W. H. & Wife. Poison Plot Case. 1926.