Clipped From The Cincinnati Enquirer
Undermined Reason of Wendel Meyer and He Committed Snielde on a Bench in Eden Park. aur- Worry over buelneaa cares Is believed to have undermined the reason of Saloon Keeper Wendel Meyer and drove him to uicide In Eden Park. Hla dead body waa discovered yesterday morning on bench in the park, hla hat lying bealda him and a revolver still clutched In hla hsnd. To all appearance he was sleeping, snd' Frank Knauber, park employe, was under thst Impression when he found him. until he came close and saw the blood on hla temple and the revolver In his hand. Deputy Coriner Coe, upon viewing the body, gave It as hla opinion that the deed waa committed early Wedneeday night. In the vest pocket of the dead man wss found brief not and a newspaper clip ping. The note read: "For aeven years I havs managed two businesses. At laat It got the beat of me, for what J did no ssne man would do. I rertainly loot my reason. W. M." The clipping was as follows: "it waa saying of the ancients thst 'whom the gods would destroy they first mske mad.' and It Is true, 'yeaterday, to-day and forever.' what complexity of" Wendel Meyer waa one of the beet known men In the saloon business In this city. He conacted saloon at 1118 Vina street, and up to a few years ago also conducted the Cosmopolitan Hall, on Vine, near Thir teenth. Seven year ago be took hold of the Cosmopolitan and made money, but troubles with the trades union followed. and he Anally sold out to Frank Dutten hofer and then became Secretary of the new Union Brewing Company. These bul noses srs evidently what he referred to a having been conducting for aeven yeara. Of late he had been complaining of hi financial affair, and waa dissatisfied with the wsy his business was progressing. Still. he seemed welt supplied with this world's aonds. snd recently erected handsoms home on Cntveralty place. Within the past two weeks, however, he bad made threats to end his life. I. , . . .A.k .a- ..I. He was last seen alive about Wednesday morning, when he was la ths park and SDoke to several of the employee there. President Wester kani p. of ths I nlon Brewer?-, stated yeaterday that Ueyer's affairs with the brewery were In excellent snspe. It Is the general opinion tha overwork ui- dermlncd his reason.