Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Wisconsin

Four tales including a man beaten by magic and a child stabbed over marbles

From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Published December 28, 1903
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Chicago, Illinois

A man committed suicide after a first failed attempt. Both attempts involved carbolic acid, a common suicide method in its time. John McManamy stated carbolic acid victims “suffer the greatest of agonies before they finally shuffle. In the event they do not take enough of the poison to produce death, the suffering they undergo while recovering is fearful.”

A man requested police search his home to discover how he wife was using “an unforeseen power” to beat him.

A man survived being crushed by cars only to die of heart failure a few blocks away.

An 11-year-old boy stabbed a 12-year-old boy in the back after an argument over marbles.

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