A MANIAC’S TERRIBLE SUICIDE
Special Dispatch to the Sentinel.
BOSTON, Mass., Sep. 21.—THe office of Dr. E. T. Williams, at Boston Highlands, was the scene of a shocking suicide yesterday morning. The doctor was visited by George and Edward O’Donnell, who brought with them a brother Francis for examination as to his sanity. It was evident that he was suffering from mental aberration. He had scarcely entered the office, than with a yell he bounded towards the window. He was seized by the three men and held for a time, but with a sudden effort he escaped his keepers, and breaking a cup, made several gashes in his throat with a sharp fragment of it. He then inserted his fingers in the gaping wound and tore at the flesh and arteries. He bled to death in a few minutes.
from The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) Wednesday, September 23, 1885, pg. 3, col. C