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TIRED OF LIFE AT SIXTEEN

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TIRED OF LIFE AT SIXTEEN YOONRS SAD SUICIDE AT MIDDLE- TON. A curious caae has arisen at Middleton. On Friday week young man named Thomas Efcnry Timperley, aged sixteen. of Rhodes- street, Rhodes, was seen to suddenly fall in the road wh'le walking between Middleton and Xiiodes. A sergeant of police happened to be near. and be pat the young man on an ambulance for conveyance borne, On the ttay a doctor was met, and he attended the jronth until he died, subsequently giving a certificate that death was due to apoplexy, The body nas bnried in the ordinary course, and nothing further was heard until last Wed- fcesday, when a letter was found at the rail- way station addressed to the inspector of police. This was delivered. It was written anonymously, and stated that a letter written by the deeeased was in existence, which would change the view that he bad died from natural causes. The police made inquiries, and found that deceased had sent a letter to a Miss Edith Taylor, of Middleton. on the evening of his death, which ran as follows:- "My dearest-beloved Eda,—I write these few lines to let you know that you will not be able to see me again after to-night, as I am going to make away with myself. I am sick and tired of this life. allld I have had something on my mind ever since Mary Hill told me about folks talking about me while I was away; but let it drop now. So good-bye, and God bless you all.—I am, your broken- hearted sweetheart. TOM." In consequence of this the body was exhumed, and as the result of a post-mortem Dr. Jobnson told the coroner that death was caused by some irritant poison. The evidence put before the coroner did not throw any light upon the trouble which was referred to in the letter, nor as to what the poison was or where it had been obtained. Miss Taylor. stated that the lad, who had been keeping company with her for about twelve months, had had no quarrel with her. In cross-examination by the Coroner, she said that she had not given the letter to the police at first because she did not attach much importance to it, and afterwards, when she had heard of the lad's death, she was too I frightened to do so. The lad's father stated that he had a happy home. and had no trouble that they knew of. The jury eventually returned a. verdict of "Suicide whilst in a state of temporary insanity." The Coroner remarked that the doctor who had given the certificate of death had made a. natural mistake, considering that he had no knowledge of the circumstances. As to the girl, also, it was clear that she could not have saved the lad, as he must have taken the poison by the time she received the letter. The writer of the anonymous letter was severely condemned for not coming forward.

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