Tragedy in Vicnna.
A terrible domestic tragedy ocourred recently in the suburb of Birckcseo, one of the poorest quarters in Vienna, A journeyman goldsmith named Enderlie, aged thirtynine, lived there with his wife and children, earning between 22a and 25a a week. His wife committed suicide four weeks ago by taking poison, and since that time he had either to neglect his work or his ohildren, the eldest of whom was eight years of age, and the youngest but six months. He ended by losing his work, and tho woman who sometimes looked after hii children left him on Sunday. The unfortunato man mixed on Monday morning a large quantity of cyanide of potassium, which le had procured In his workshop, with coffee, and gave it to tho children to drink, drinking some also himself. Only one of the children did not taste it, and all the others died within a few minutes. A woman, who found the door locked, alarmed tho neighbors, and when the room was entered Enderlie was seen lying dead on the floor, and the two eldest girls and the three boys, aged five, four, and three respectively, dead in bed. The baby was taken away by the neighbors, and the six bodies were conveyed to the hospital.
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Tragedy in Vicnna., Evening Star, Issue 7966, 23 July 1889
Tragedy in Vicnna. Evening Star, Issue 7966, 23 July 1889
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