Suicide in Merrillsville. William Parkhurst Christman was found dead in bed in his house near Merrillsville, Monday morning, by his daughter, Mrs. Eddy, who lives near the old home. An almost empty half- ounce bottle that had contained laud- num was found within his reach, and the body was still warm, indicating that death had taken place not many hours before. He was last seen alive Satur- day evening, and Mrs. Eddy not seeing him on Sunday, went to the house where he lived alone and found him dead. Coroner Brooks was called and decided that an inquest was unnecessary, as it was evidently a case of suicide. Mr. Christman was about 72 years old, and served in Capt. Stuff's company of In- dian scouts in the rebellion. He was a pensioner and leaves a daughter and one son.
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