Suicide at Minnewaukan.
William Fowler an old resident of Minnewaukan, who had been in ill health suicided by cutting his throat Friday. He was a retired merchant and had accumulated quite a sum of money. He invested considerable money in an Alaska transportation scheme which did not turn out very well. However it is said that he still had about $10,000 left. A few days ago the doctor told him that he had only a short time to live and it is supposed that this had a depressing effect on Mr. Fowler and prompted his rash act.
Jamestown Weekly Alert, 11/3/1898