The funeral of John Martin
who hung himself, was to have taken place on Friday afternoon
last, but was postponed pending an inquest.
It was stated that Martin
had $200 which was unaccounted for and was not found on his person
when he was searched. Another reason for the
inquest was that a revolver was found in his coat pocket by the
Undertaker. W. B. Goodwin says he
searched the man thoroughly and that there was no revolver in his
pocket at the time. The mystery was how the
revolver came there.
The facts of the case were
laid before Coroner Hayes and he instructed Dr. A. C. Duncombe to examine Martin and if no marks of violence
were found an inquest would not be necessary. The result was that the
inquest was not held and the interment took place on Saturday
We understand the money
was satisfactorily accounted for.