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and It w w , Just J iwund. on afternoon. CUTTHROAT AND f.iy. charge K. Moultrie County OW Soldier t Snlcide. WO CAUSE IS KNOWN. Was Evidently Thinking of Thursday. John Knapp committed suicide at hit home at Bruce ut K o'clock Friday morning by cutting hlK throat with a lazor. He was r»!i cars old. :tn old soldier soldier and one i f the old settlors of that S'-ctlon. No ciuiHe Is known for the tlved. IN A HTORK Knapii had a little stnre In Bruee and lived In the ivar pnrllon of the room which WHS separated from the store by eurtaln. It '.tan In this living room that .he deed wu» i!«ne An epileptic daugh- er heard Mn struggles nnd was thu ttrst ti go Into the apartment. She at once gave the alarm and thu Hrst of the neigh- iorB t reach him found 1 him beyond all human aid. He huj made two frightful slashes with the razor, each starting bc- ·w the point of the e i r and extending forward and downward till they nearly met in the center The Jugular veins were severed nnd he bl«.1 to death In few minutes. He. was gasping his last when ht» neighbors reached 'him One neighbor wag In the store less nun ten minutes before the alarm was given. He noticed the outline of Knapp through the thin calico curtnln and spoke 0 him. It c'Hild not have been more 1 minute.or two later that the deed wag done, THOUGHT OP IT. Another neighbor relates that Knapp visited his house Thursday night to hiwe him draw up a paper relative to the disposal disposal of some property It Is thought from this that he premeditated suicide t this time. He leaves three children, the oldest the invalid daughter referred o above. He has never had niuch prop, erty and lias had a go«di deal or trouble. Bruce Is In Moultrle county and Is the Irst station south of Sullivan on tht Efflngham branch of the Wabash.

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  1. The Daily Review,
  2. 19 Dec 1902, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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