I didn't find anything in a local newspaper, but the Eau Claire Leader, Wisconsin newspaper wrote an article about the event, saying: "A motorman who attempted to take a car out of the barn was assaulted so badly that in all probability he will die."
Well, Horace did not die for another 45 years, all of which he spent in the Protestant Hospital for the Insane in Verdun, Quebec. My grandmother worked so my mother was looked after during the day by my great grandmother, Mary Jane Porter King. Mary Jane was Horace's oldest sister, and she would take my mother with her once a week to the hospital to visit Horace. My mother remembers being made to sit outside on a bench to wait, as she was too young to go in the hospital. Horace died in 1948, and was laid to rest beside his parents in Ulverton.
Horace was on both the 1911 and 1921 Censuses as an inmate at the Verdun Hospital. If you are missing an ancestor, did you look in the census or registers of the local Insane Asylum?
My step-son's great-grandfather, Dr. William Herbert Wiley was the owner of Blythewood, in Greenwich, CT.
You can do a search at google or Internet Archive keywords "asylum" “insane asylum”, “mental institute”, “lunatic asylum”. Also check censuses and burial grounds of the Insane hospital or asylum.
Protestant Hospital for the Insane, Verdun (History, read 1885!!)
Records for Deaths at Protestant Hospital for the Insane, $ at Drouin
(Under Quebec / Verdun / (Protestant Hospital) 1891-1941
Verdun Hospital for the Insane - Unclaimed Bodies 1891-1899
The Institutional care of the insane in the United States and Canada 1916
The St-Jean de Dieu Lunatic Asylum at Longue-Pointe, Quebec 1892
Indiana Genealogy Society - database is members only $, under County Records
The Vermont Asylum for the Insane - it's annals for fifty years
The prisoners' hidden life, or, Insane Asylums unveiled: as demonstrated by the report of the Investigating Committee of the legislature of Illinois, together with Mrs Packard's coadjutor's testimony 1868
Upper Canada (Ontario) Insane Asylum Inmates database (Ontario Genealogy Website)
Blacksheep Ancestors - Insane Asylums, US - Databases for 7 states
US Veterans Hospital Insane Patients, Surnames A-M - 1930 index
US Veterans Hospital Insane Patients, Surnames M-Z - 1930 Index
West Virginia State Hospital for Colored Insane, 1930 index
List of Asylums in England
Inmates of the Willard Asylum for the Insane NY - 1870-1900
Queensland Public Curator Insanity Files
Australia Asylum Records
New Zealand Seacliff Lunatic Asylum
Spencer State Hospital, West Virginia
Find-a-grave for Spencer State Hospital
Report of the Visiting Physician to the Insane Asylum - Salem Oregon 1874
State Institution for the Feebleminded, New York 1920
Causes of Insanity (Protestant Hospital for the Insane)
The Colquitz Archive: An Exhibition of Documents and Images on theProvincial Mental Home, Colquitz, BC 1919-1964 (Look around the site)
How to Trace Ancestors in Lunatic Asylums (WDYTYA Magazine Tutorials)