The clerical suicide.
--The suicide of the Rev. R. C. Rice
, of Eminence, Ky.
, at Cincinnati
, has been noticed.
It appears that he had been twice married, and his second union was not productive of happiness; an estrangement sprung up between him and his wife, which induced, on his part, melancholy, and finally resulted in the rash act by which he terminated his existence.
The following note was found on the table in his room at the hotel directed to Mayor Bishop
"Please have my poor body put in a genteel case, and sent, without molestation, to Eminence, Kentucky
, where I hope it will be laid beside my dear Eliza.
My Christian character is impeached, and, by misfortune, the means of vindication are cut off. I have been a true man, have lived for the good of mankind and glory of God.
I never injured a human being intentionally.
I have preached faithfully the true Gospel of Christ
, and to the Cross of Christ
I have ever clung as the ground of my hopes.
Take charge of my trunk, money and clothes here, to pay all charges.
But all is lost — my mind frantic — my heart crushed.
"R. C. Rice