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IN A HOTEL BAR. A peculiar case of attempted suicide is reported to have occurred last night at Gleeson's Hotel, Lower Hobson-street. It appears that a man named James Robinson engaged a cab to drive from Fort-street to his boardinghouse in Upper Queen-street. It was pouring with, rain, and, though Robinson was not provided with an overcoat, he persisted in taking his seat on the box with the driver. On arrival at the boardinghouse, Robinson instructed the cabman to drive to Gleeson's HoteL On arrival at the hotel they went into the bar, where another man wae standing before the counter. Robinson asked the stranger to join him in a drink, but the latter made some excuse for not doing so. Robinson at once made the unusual reply that if his proffered hospitality were not accepted he would kill himself, and followed up hb words by producing a razor with which he gashed his throat. Fortunately, medical aid was soon forthcoming, and the injured man taken to the hospital after Dr. Goldstein had bound up his throat. The wound is not a very serious one, and according to recent inquiries Robinson is progressing favourably.

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ATTEMPTED SUICIDE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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