Editor Reflects on Suicide Methods in 1911


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/27/1911.

How We'd Commit Suicide

At present writing we have no desire to leave this vale of tears and hurl ourselves upon Abraham's bosom but if we should desire to do so, we wouldn't lean up against a loaded gun and then pull the trigger, as many do.  Neither would we eat a solid meal of rat poison, blow out the gas, drink concentrated lye, sit down on the lap of a buzz saw, smoke cigarettes or call a Kentuckian a liar or poor judge of whiskey.  We would simply get out an edition of our paper in which we would strive to the best of our ability to print the plain, unvarnished, square-toed truth as we understand it, and then calmly await the end.