Dispatch says: Robert
Rasmussen, who has been confined in the city jail since being declared
insane by Judge Taylor a few days ago, committed suicide this afternoon
b y hanging himself with a rope mad of strips of his blanket and
suspended on a heavy nail driven in the wall over his bed.
had been acting queerly of late since finishing the carpenter work for
the Grangeville Electric Light Company.
He secured a marriage license to wed Sophia E. Palmateer, who
does not seem to be known to anyone in this town.
jailer had been gone from the jail but a few minutes, when he returned
to find Rasmussen, hanging beside his bed.
He had evidently made the noose, thrown the end over the nail,
and after tightening the rope around his neck, had stepped off the bed.