MAN WAS DRIVEN INSANE
Mandan, N.D., Feb 5—Because the neighbors talked about him and said he was crazy, Henry Langrel, aged 35, a homesteader near Pretty Rock, last night blew off the top of his head with a shot gun. Three days ago Langrel appealed to a deputy sheriff, asking if he thought him crazy. The deputy replied no, but if Langrel wished he would take him to a hospital for examination. Auto-suggestion furthed by the neighbors' talk, is believed by the county officials to have driven the man insane.
The Fargo Forum and Daily Republican, 2/5/1915