Suicide of a St. Louis Millionaire.
--P. Dexter Tiffany
, an old and very wealthy lawyer of St. Louis
, committed suicide on Thursday evening last, at the Planters' House
in that city.
failing to appear on the day of the occurrence, and no response being made to repeated knocks at the door of his chamber, one of the employees of the hotel looked through the ventilator over the door, and saw that the bedclothes moved as if the man were breathing with difficulty.
A table was brought, and stepping upon it, a sight was obtained of Mr. Tiffany
lying in bed, and bleeding profusely from the throat, the sheets being saturated with blood.
The door was immediately forced open, and the unhappy man was found apparently quite dead; a closer examination, however, showed that he was yet breathing.
Upon the proprietor of the house taking his hand he unclosed his eyes, but evidently a film was over them, and they exhibited no taken of recognition or consciousness. --Almost instantly he closed them gain — forever.