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Attempted Suicide

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A yonng man named M. B. Hanze, of Sionx City, oot of work and with only lo cents in his pocket, swallowed 1U one-eighth grain morphine pilIs Friday night, at tbe Hawkins houee, Ypsilanti, while in a fit of despoudeucy, with tbe iutention of ending his life. As soon as he had taken the drug he repented of what he had done and at once besan to seek a doctor to help aim out of the scrape. Night Clerk Starkweatber, of the Bawkins house, directed birn to Dr. Hnll, but that geDtlemau was not at home. Rettirning to the hotel Hanze, dow mr í scited than ever, requested that a aucto'r be got for him at once as be was very sick. Dr. Owen was oalled by telepbone and at once responded. To birn the young man said "I have taken morphine and I don't want to difc." On being asked he old the doctor bow much he bad taken and in what form. Dr. Owen argned that as the rnorphine was in pill form and oovered with gelatine tbey had not then dissolved to any great extent. He quiekly gave bim a strong emetic and it soon bad the desired effect. The youiig man tbrew ap the oontents of his stomach, and after being walked aronnd until 12 o'olock recovered from the effeots of the drng and he was allowed to go to bed. To Dr. Owen be told tbe story of bis life and said that be wonld never attempt snch a tbing agaiD. Before he left Ypsilauti for Detroit Saturday niorning a purse was made op for hita by soine syinpatbizing people.


Ann Arbor Argus
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