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FRIGHTFUL DEATH OF AN INSURANCE…

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FRIGHTFUL DEATH OF AN INSURANCE SOCIETY'S SECRETARY. A painful feeling was occasioned on Tuesday morning, shortly before eight o'clock, in the neigh- bourboodofNew BrMge-street, Blackfriars, in conse- quence of a report that Mr. Riebard Ray, secretary to the Hand-in-Hand Insurance Society, whose offices are situated m that thoroughfare, 'had coN. mitted self-deatmotion by jumping from the second- floor window Jt seems that the unfortunate gentleman resided m the house with his family, but at the .time (Of the sad occurrence there were only his daughter, himself, and the servants in the house. His wife is staying in the country, whencd he oalyM- turned a few days since, leaving her behiBd. The deceased rose on the morning before any one else is the house, and, having cleaned and dressed himself; he proceeded to a window in the front room on the isecondfloor and precipitated himself on to the pave- ment in -Br-idge,istreet. To show his determination; it may be observed that although the railings beloW are some distance fjrom the house, he succeeded in escaping them, falling two or three feet in front, There were several cabmen on the rank close by at the time, and they assisted in raising the shattered frame of the unhappy gentleman, which was at once removed to at. Bartholomew's Hospital in a cab, where lifewaS found to be extinct. His daughter arrived at the hospital shortly- after hi-^ removal thither, but only to learn the .melancholy fact of his death. The de- ceased had been some years in the society, and was much respected; and no cause can appeactobeaa- ^sijrned for his fatal resolution, He was upwards of sixty years of age. The painful news has beep communicated to his jwife. Another account says,f Mr, John Ray, the brother of the deceased gentleman, states that hia unfortunate relative returned to London from iFolke* stone oa Monday night, when he was in good spirit and perfect health, and in speaking of his family said he hoped they wonld have pleasant weather at Folks' stone. The brother says that ¡. he had never threatened to destroy his life, and that he -was not in peenniary difficulties. He is of opinion that,death was caused by accident. He appears tc believe .that ais his brother was leaning out of the window for the.jpurpose of ascertaining whether there were any ram -clouds, he fell out. This opinion is counded upon the faot that the deceased was very xnxious about his family having fine weather. No person was in :the .room at the time of the fatal jccurrence."

ATTEMPTED WIFE MURDER.

COMMITTAL OF TWO YOUNG LADIES…

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