A Rhodes tragedy.
Wife and two children murderedThe Husband commits suicide
Not in all the records of Middletons criminal history, If such were compiled, could be found anything equal to oreven anything approaching the unearthly and diabolicalscenes which formed the forefront of a domestic tragedyat Rhodes on Thursday morning. Wherin Louis Smethurstof 9 Hilton Street, in that village, murdered his wife andtwo children, and afterwards commited suicide.Pen cannot describe the varied feelings with which thestory of this terrible tragedy was received, how it waswafted from ear to ear, growing in intensity and in moreharrowing detail the faster it travelled. But not the mostliberal dissemination gave the story one touch of exaggeration which could be deducted from the sum totalof the atrocity. Wether in Middleton or Rhodes, it was thesame story one heard succinctly told, that a man hadmurdered his wife and family, and afterwards destroyedhimself, and then turning naturally to the question of