Detroit, Aag. 35.- Mude desperate by financial difflculües, W N. Wlnans, a dry goods merehant, oornmitted suicido Monday afternoon by drowning himself in the river. At 3 o'clodk he hired a small row b at and set out froni Belle Isle bridge. Rowing out into the river for some distance he removed his coat, wrote a brief note and th-n leapod into the rlver Befqre vid could reach him he was dead. His body was recovered Ou it was found money. his gold watch and a statement of his a-sets and llabilities as set forth by a business agency. ïhere is little diiubt that the reason was the financial iroubles in which he ha9 recently been involved. Ten years ago he started a large dry goods house here which metwith fair success until 1893. when he became embarrassed At the sanie timo his wife was shot and killed at her own home, aud there always has been a suspicion that her death was not an accident. Eifht months later he married Mrs. Eva Stewart, a widow, and with her means was enabled to escablish himself in busiuess again. But fluanchil difficultics overéame him again and last week, afier a mysterious tire had been discovered iu his establishment and put out without loss. heassigned, this time for 850, OÜU. Local creditors were angered becauce he failed to secure them aud bondsmeu who had been on his bail bonds si nee his flrst fallure surreudered him to the sheriff. Later he secured his liberty. Winans is known tohave gambled extensively of late and his losses have been heavy.