|The Tacoma Times, 26 Dec. 1911|
“LOS ANGELES-‘A merry Christmas to you, old man. I hope you’ll soon be all right again,” said Oscar Owterlin.
‘Thank you; the same to you,’ replied Bernard Sorenuist.
These greetings were exchanged in the county hospital by two men who, born on the same day, had lost their fortunes in the same manner, and, seeking relief in death, had both sought the revolver.”