TOOK CARBOLIC ACID.
M. A. Cohn Committed Suicide at the Republican House Yesterday.
M. A. Cohn, a traveling man for Mendel Brothers, of Chicago, was found dead in bed at the Republican house late yesterday afternoon, and it is supposed from the post mortem held last night by Drs. John and Schmitt that he committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid, a bottle of which was found near his bed. He had not appeared since retiring Thursday night, and his room was broken into after waiting till late yesterday. He left a letter to his wife, containing his will, and another to Landlord Kletsch, asking pardon for the trouble he had caused the house. The body was taken to the morgue and Mendel Brothers and his wife notified by telegraph. A telegram came from his wife asking him to come home. Cohn was a man of 50 years of age, and a great sufferer from rheumatism, which is supposed to have been the reason for his deed.
from The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, WI) Saturday, January 31, 1891, pg. 1, col. B