SUICIDE IN HOPE STREET.
Charles Roberts, for the past seventeen years employed in Mendershauseu’s tobacconist shop, was found dead to-day at his lodgings, 3 Gore’s Cottages, Lower Hope street. The circumstances seem to point conclusively to the case as one of suicide. From the particular to hand it appears that deceased was at business this “""JR an d went home for lunch, as usual, at a lutle after twelve o’clock. As was his custom, be went upstairs to wash his hands. He was longer upstair than usual, and Mrs fiadcliffe, the landlady, fancying that she heard a fall overhead, asked Mr Mitchell and Mr Cole, two other lodgers, to go and see if there was anything the matter with Roberts. They went up as requested, and, failing to find Roberts in his room, burst open the door of the bathroom and closet, when they found deceased ° n , ™ e in a pno l of blood. Mr Mitchell at once ran for Dr Brown, who upon arrival found life extinct. Dr Ogston was also in attendance. An examination revealed the fact that the blood proceeded from a wound in the head, and a small pocketpistol was found in the room. The police being communicated with, the body was removed to a bedroom, and there awaits the inquest, which will be held to-morrow.
Deceased was a well-known and highlyrespected citizen. He was a member of the Masonic Order, having been connected with Lodge Kilwinning for many years. He was unmarried, and had lived in Mrs Radcliffe’s house for the last three or four years. The pistol with which the deed was committed was a verysmall one, and this may account for the fact that no report was heaid below stairs.
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SUICIDE IN HOPE STREET., Evening Star, Issue 8003, 4 September 1889
SUICIDE IN HOPE STREET. Evening Star, Issue 8003, 4 September 1889
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