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Beach, N.D., Nov 8—Fred Dreus, a prosperous farmer living near Beach, committed suicide Wednesday morning at his home by blowing his heart practically out of his body with a sawed off shotgun.

The suicide was undoubtedly premeditated, as, according to officials, Dreus brought a hack saw with which to cut off the gun barrels.

Dreus had complained of sickness for some time and Wednesday morning ate no breakfast. He then went to the cow shed on his farm, sawed off the gun barrels and shot himself.

It is said that his domestic relations were happy and the fact that he was out of debt makes it difficult for his relatives to find a motive for his rash act.

Bismarck Tribune, 11/8/1920

Cut His Throat

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