Clipped From Hartford Courant
J' It AN IC STAI'LIW (OMSTOCK. Tho Doittli of a Konuor New IIivvcu Mun. The man known as Frank Staples, who wn kllliil by falling down an elevator wall in Now York on Wednesday, proves to have Issen Frank Staples Comstock, formerly of New Haven. He wont to New York about twenty years ago with a comfortable fortune, lost it all en lllack Friday, took to drink, separated from his family, and has recently Iieen employed as a detective by the board of excise, the place being secured lor him by iutluenllal lriemls. t m Aloiiday ne went into John Mover's saloon, at No. 15 lioml street, and said that he had at tempted to leap out of a window of his room in the San rrancisco hotel on the night before, but was restrained by two men. Sir. Meyer saw that he was delirious from drink, and giving him some money sent him to a drug store for medicine. I in Tuesday afternoon he registered under an assumed name at the tlrand Central. The next mowiing ho was found at the foot of the air shaft. He was jxirtly dressed. His hat and stick lay near him. lie was unconscious. His skull was fractured ami one of his legs broken. He tlied soon after. Whether he leaped down the shaft in a delirium or whether ho fell down accidentally is not known.