TOOK GAS THROUGH A TUBE.
How a Young Man Tried
to End His Life in a New York Hotel.
to The North American.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24.A young man, about twenty years old, took
a room at the Hotel Shelbourne, Thirty-fourth and Third avenue, Friday
evening and retired about eleven o'clock. Two hours later he was found
by the night clerk unconscious on the bed, his moans having attracted
attention. He had fastened one end of about six feet of rubber tubing
to the gas burner, put the other in his mouth and turned on the gas.
He had registered as F. Morris, but an open letter was found on him
addressed to Robert Robertson, care of Cushman baker, Eighteenth street
and Tenth avenue. It was from Madeline Walker, Scranton, the young
man's girl. It was found out that he had worked for Cushman under
the man of Robertson, and had been discharged for dishonesty. At the
hospital last night he said he was Henry Maxwell, that he had led
a fast life and was tired of it. His father is W. H. Maxwell, of Brooklyn.
He left home eight months ago. He will have to answer Cushman's charge
and the charge of attempted suicide.