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Gketmocth, June 11. ] A tbd sat ion was caused this afternoon when a young man named Charles Hutchinson, a veterinary surgeon, went to the Post Office Hotel to see a young lady recently employed there, and who was a shipmate of Hutchinsons from England. Seemingly his visit was unwelcome, and he was told the girl had gone out; but he waited abont and eventually seeing.the girl caught hold of her and dragged her into the washhouse. A member of the hotel staff heard screams, and rnrhed in. He beheld an astonishing spectaole The girl had the man clasped by the wrists. In one hand he held a revolver. Hutchinson wrenched his right hand free, levelled the revolver at the girl and fired, but the shot missed The hotel assistant seized the girl and got her away, and, in so doing, he narrowly escaped instant death, having ducked his head just In time to miss a second bullet. The girl was carried to afety, Hutchinson then turned the revolver on himself, playing it over the left temple, and fited and fell bleeding, copiously in a stale of collapse. He was immediately conveyed to the hospital, whore he sub. sequently died.

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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4404, 12 June 1914

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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4404, 12 June 1914

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