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THE SUICIDE OF A SOLICITOR.

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AWFUL TRAGEDY IN YORK- SHIRE. A MOTHER AND CHILD MURDERED. On Sunday morning Helmsley, near Thirsk, was thrown into a state of great excitement by the discovery that a Mrs. Hudson and her child had been murdered and buried on the moors four miles north of the town. It appears that three weeks ago Robert Hudson, a native of the locality, who was brought up on the moors, came to Helmsley with his wife and child, and took lodgings with Mrs. Holmes, of Bondgate. During a fortnight they lived there, apparently on friendly terms, and went for long drives, ostensibly with the object of seeing the country. Mrs. Hudson, however, complained that the places visited were lonely. On Saturday, June 8, Hudson and hi,s wife and child left their lodgings early in the morning. Hudson re- turned alone in the afternoon, and stated that his wife and child were staying with an aunt at Hovincrham. Hudson further declared they would return on the following Monday, when Mrs. Holmes. should accompany them for a drive on the moors. The visitors to Helmsley. however, did not return, but Airs. Holmes re- ceived a note written in the name of Mrs. Hud- son, in lead pencil, asking that her clothes might be forwarded to Darlington. Mrs. Hud- son's sifter last Friday came to Helmsley from Sheffield with a. second letter, also written in lead pencil, this being from Hudson, stating that his wife had gone away, and that "he was jealous she had taken off with a Helmsley man." Suspicion was then aroused, and the relatives of the decease! made inquiries. Fnding that no visit had been paid to Hovangham, a search was made on the moors which was futile for a long time, but finally a hole was found to have been recently dug near the road. The bodies of Mis. Budson and her child were there dis- covered, the soil covering them being only three inches detp. Both the victims were found to have had their throats deeply cut, and a large carving knife was discovered on the breast of the woman. Mrs. Hudson's clothing was badly torn. The bodies were conveyed to the mor- tuary at Helmsley to await the inquest. No arrest has yet been made. The supponsed murderer Hudson has lived the greater part of his life in Darlington. He is described as steady, sober, and indus- tricus. His friends supposed all was well until his wife's sister came to make inquiries on Saturday, in consequence of a letter she had received from Hudson, saying, "Kifc'jy ha, taken off with a man belonging to the neighbourhood of Helmsley, and I have some idea, who it is. I have sold all ny 'ur.iit ire and given up my situation, and I will spend every penny I have got, but I will find inr." Firding her inquiries fruitless, his wife's sister left Darlington for Helmsley on Satur- day, and on Sunday sent a telegram, saying, "Kitty and child found dead; police an 1 de- tectives on the alert." Prior to this Hudson' father went to the police-station here and reported that his son's wife had "taken off with a man." He wanted advice how to recover the child. It is suggested, as affording a possible motive for the crime that Hudson's wife and child each received a legacy of £ 170 a few weeks ago. Hudson's father left for Yark and the South, presumably to meet his son, who is known to be in a. manufacturing town in the Midlands. FURTHER DETAILS. No arrest has yet been made in the Helmsley murder case. Hudson's father received a. telegram from Ipm on Saturday night from Coventry requesting that he should be met at Yopk Station. Hudson did not, however, arrive at the time named. The scene of the crime was visited on Monday by a, large num- ber of persons. Mrs. Holmes, with whom the Hudsons stayed for a fortnight before the 8th inst., says the couple were apparently most devoted, but on the morning of the 8th, before leaving for the fatal drive, Mrs. Hudson and her husband had some high words, the first that Mrs. Holmes had known. There was nothing un- usual about taking the road where the murder is supposed to have been committed, as visi- tors to Helmsley, which is a favourite summer resort, often make expeditions into the moors, from which some splendid views are obtain- able. INQUEST ON THE BODIES. The inquest on the bodies of Mrs. Hudson and her baby, who were found buried on the moor, was opened at Helmsley, Yorkshire, on Monday.—Agnes Robinson, of Nottingham, identified the body of Sirs. Hudson as that of her sister, whom she last saw alive on the 10th of May.—Mrs. Holmes, the landlady, deposed that Robert HaseltLne Hudson and Mrs. Hudson, with their baby, had lodged at her house. On the 8th of the present month they went out, giving orders for ham and eggs for dinner. Hudson returned an hour later, and said his wife had gone to Hoving-ham to Mrs. Wilson, an aunt, and he himself left by train later in the afternoon, stating he. too, was going to Hovingham. Witness subse- quently received a letter from Hudson from Nottingham asking for Mrs. Hudson's and the baby's clothes. When Hudson came back to his lodgings on the 8th he went upstairs to wash, and witness noticed that the water in the basin was very dirty, but- not bloody.—The inquest was a-cfjouroed until the Hudson is still at large, but the police have a clue as to his whereabouts. ■WOflg—B——B—

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