November 3, 1913
Rudolph A. Johnson, Northern Pacific operator at Yelm, committed suicide in the Pierce hotel, 919 South C Street, Tacoma, Sunday night, the remains being found by the hotel proprietor Monday morning. He had fired a bullet into his mouth. The charred remains of a stack of letters written in a woman’s hand were found in his room, leading to the assertion by officers who investigated the case that unrequited love was responsible for the act. A sister living in St. Paul was notified.