June 11, 2012

Killed by £50

Yesterday, Thomas Sharples, 40 years of age, a cotton weaver, of Langho, near Blackburn, shot half his head away with a double-barrelled gun.  On his father's death in July he came into possession of £50, since when he had done no work, but had drunk heavily.  (Yorkshire Evening Post, October 2nd, 1897)

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