Suicide of an old citizen.
--Yesterday evening, Mr. Ellermann
, the well-known proprietor of the Washington Brewery
, on Commerce street, committed suicide by taking twenty grains of morphine, which he had procured for the purpose.
After supper he informed his wife that he intended committing suicide.
She attempted to dissuade him from entertaining any such ridiculous ideas, and be then informed her that he would abandon the design, and left the house, stating that he was going up the street.
It seems that he proceeded immediately to a drug store, procured the morphine, and returned.
Upon re-entering his residence he informed Mrs. Ellermann
that he had taken the poison, and laid down on a bed. A physician was at once procured, and the proper emetines were administered, but every effort proved unavailing, and death ended his sufferings at 4 o'clock this morning.
was an old resident of this city, and generally costeened.
He leaves a wife and one child.--Memphis (Tenn,) Argus, 31st Oct.