Raymond Rapley Cheshire

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Raymond Rapley Cheshire - Recent Employe of the Patent Office Be lieved...
Recent Employe of the Patent Office Be lieved Mis3 Flossie vCarr Would Iot Wed Him Taken to Hospital Physicians Say He Will Recover Girl Calls and Affecting Scene Follows Because he believed his love for Flossie Carr an 18 - year - old miss of Atlanta Ga who is in the city was unrequited Raymond Rapley Cheshire 22 years old recently employed In the Patent office and son of Rapley Cheshire formerly a well - known newspaper man of Washington shot himself yesterday afternoon about 4 oclock while seated on a bench in Franklin park Three - park policemen who were near heard the shot and notified the First precinct police station The wagon from the station conveyed the injured man to Emergency Hospital where the physicians said his wound was not serious Inflicts a Flesh Wound The 32 - ealiber bullet which Cheshire had fired from a revolver held close to his breast had struck a rib inflicting only a flesh wound According to Park Policemen Freeland Winters - and McCourt - Cheshire shot himself - while seated by the side of Mrs W A Fairbanks of 1207 Tenth street They said that Cheshire told them he had tried to kill himself because his sweetheart had failed to meet him at an appointed place in the park He handed them letters addressed and staif ped which he asked them to mail in case he died Had Made Earlier Threats Smilingly he delivered himself of a number of cynical remarks against women The policemen made a hasty examination of his wound I hope I have made a good job of it he declared Police of the First precinct said they had received warning from the relatives of Miss Carr who live at the hotel 910 E street northwest where Cheshire has been staying since February 29 that the young man had threatened a number of times to kill himself unless Miss Carr would consent to marry him Thursday morning they say he tfild Miss Carr he would shoot himself in Franklin park that evening The young girl and her sister Mrs Nana Major maintained a watch at the park that afternoon but failed to see him there Miss Carr at the Hospital When Miss Carr learned last evening that Cheshire had attempted to carr out his threat she was greatly wrought up and according to the hospital attendants there Vas an affecting scene when she called there yesterday to see him Cheshire was formerly employed as a stenographer for the Interstate Commerce Commission For several months he had been In the employ of the Patent Office but is said to have resigned his place last Monday He has a sister Jn the city Miss Laura Cheshire employed at - a local hotel as a manicurist The hospital surgeons say he will recover

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 03 May 1912, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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