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Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Tuesday, 18 October 1892

John Suiters wanted to die. He has been feeling despondent for some time and Sunday had a difference with his wife which caused her to leave for parts unknown. Suiters has been living with Mr. Davis at 904 East College Street and at noon today started for home in company with George Little, who figured in the attempted suicide of Walter Layne to a degree highly fashionable. Mr. Little states that Suiters was as full as an April caster but that he gave no intimation of his purpose. He was drunk, however, and had on his Sunday clothes and when he arrived at home, Mr. Davis noticed him draw a box from his hip pocket. His peculiar actions attracted attention and going to his room shortly after they found him unconscious with a partially emptied box of “Rough on Rats” at his side.  Dr. Hutchings was soon on the scene and although it seemed for awhile that the alabaster gates were yawning for Johnny, he was finally emptied and declared free from immediate danger of death.  If Johnny wants to die so badly he will doubtless find another opportunity in the near future. We would suggest, however, that there are much easier methods than “Rough on Rats.”

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