A very Singular Suicide.
--We stated yesterday that the drowned body of an unknown man had been found in the Delaware
The body has been identified as that of Mr. Samuel Unruh
, a wealthy farmer, about 55 years of age, who resided in the Twenty-second ward, near the Montgomery county
It seems that on Sunday last a number of persons went upon the place of Mr.
U. for the purpose of procuring chestnuts.
U. was particularly sensitive as to persons trespassing on his grounds, and on Monday morning he procured warrants for the arrest of several persons whom he charged with being among the trespassers.
These persons had a hearing upon the charge, and they were committed to await a further hearing on Tuesday evening.--In the meantime it was rendered certain that a mistake had been made in respect to one of the party, named Morris Idell
, who was not among the chestnut hunters, and who threatened Mr. Unruh
with the vengeance of the law for false imprisonment.
Others who desired to annoy Mr. Unruh
, or to deter him from proceeding to extremities with the real trespassers, persuaded him that the suiters of Mr. Idell
would involve him in much trouble and expense, and so worked upon his fears that he came to town on Tuesday night, and proceeding to the Delaware
, drowned himself.-- Pennsylvanian.