SHOCKING ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE AT NAPIER.
(by TELEGRAPH.'I Napiek, May 28. William Collins, groom at the livery stables, attempted suic'.do thi? morning. He went to the stables at 8 o’clock, but instead of attending to his work he entered the office, where there were two guns—a muzzle loader and a breach loader. Finding no ammunition to load the muzzle gun with, he emptied a cartridge for the purpose, and then placed
the muzzle under his chin and pulled the trigger. His jaws, tongue, and nose were completely blown away, but the brain was uninjured, The report alarmed his fellow workmen, who conveyed the man to the hospital. Collins has been drinking hard lately. He has a wife and three children. The doctors entertain a hope of saving his life.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 106, 29 May 1880
SHOCKING ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE AT NAPIER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 106, 29 May 1880
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