Minnesota Tales

The Cokato Enterprise, March 3, 1898, p. 3


Hospital Steward's Dreadful Experience With a Maniac.

Red Wing, Minn., Special. - A fight with a raving maniac during the midnight hours, a struggle for dear life at a time when assistance could not be obtained, was the thrilling experience of Charles Hanson, steward at the Red Wing Hospital. His assailant was Charles Ell, a maniac at the time. His fight for life continued for nearly an hour, and when he was about to give up owing to failing strength, a nurse was awakened by the noise and came in time to save his life. Mr. Hanson received several cuts on the head, was badly bruised on his body and his face is badly scratched and swollen. He will recover.

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