Drank Morphine and Died.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
December 22, 1898 Page 6:
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Drank Morphine and Died.

Suicide of Captain Bob Hargrove of Rome.

Kingston, Ga., December 15.—Captain Bob Hargrove, a highly respected citizen of Rome, committed suicide last night at the Victor house. He came up from Rome on the 5 o’clock train and engaged supper and a room at the hotel, and requested that his room be as far away from the occupied portion of the house as possible. He ate only a bite of supper, and going to the office, sat awhile with Captain A. Y. Sheats, the proprietor of the hotel.

His manner and actions were peculiar and indicated great aberration of mind. He spoke of his business affairs to Captain Sheats and said he was a financial ruin, and that he was ?? in body and mind. Shortly afterwards he was shown to his room, where he remained until 9 o’clock. He then came downstairs and asked for a Bible. It was given him and he returned to his room.

This morning the porter was sent to call him to breakfast. Returning he reported that the gentleman was very sick; that he was groaning as if in great pain. The family and boarders ran to his aid, but it was too late. The morphine bottle on the table and the drained goblet on the dresser told all too plainly the oft told tale of suicide.

Prompt and efficient aid was summoned, but nothing could avail. He died at 8:25 o’clock. He leaves a wife and a son, who were notified at once. The body was taken to Rome this evening, accompanied by kind friends and relatives. The Bible he called for was lying open at the fourth and fifth chapters of II Corinthians with his spectacles lying on the open page.


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