Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Hazards of Reading Hamlet

From "The New York Times", December 27th, 1907:

POURED LEAD INTO HIS EAR.; Belief Is That Conkling Had Been Reading "Hamlet."
Special to The New York Times.

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., Dec. 26. -- James H. Conkling, a prominent business man of this city, is in a critical condition in Thrall Hospital, suffering from the effects of molten lead, which, it is believed, he himself poured into his right ear with suicidal intent.

Full story here, in pdf format

No comments: