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Article Title: The Kansas City Star
Article Date: August 24 1918
Article Description: Rejected Man Wanted to Die. Report of Three Brothers as Casualties
Led to Attempt at Suicide.
Chicago, Aug. 24.--Augustin MCHALE, 27 years old, is at a hospital here today recovering
from the effects of gas, which it is alleged he turned on in his home with suicidal
intent. MCHALE tried in vain to get into the United States service and then turned to the
British-Canadian recruiting mission, where he was rejected as physically unfit.
He returned home yesterday to find a letter saying one of his brothers had been killed in
action "over there," another had been wounded severely and a third brother was
missing. He sent a note to his wife asking her forgiveness and when she returned she
found him on the bed with the gas turned on. A police surgeon revived him with pulmotor
and at the hosptial it was said he would recover.
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