ATTEMPT'ED SUICIDE IN VICTORIA.
THE KERNEY HIGHWAY ROBBERY Melbourne, September 18.
A French polisher known as David Currie attempted to commit suicide this morning by cutting his throat. In his pocket was a pencilled note addressed to the City Coroner, stating that his real
name was David Kerney, and that he was forty-nine years of age. He was formerly committed for highway robbery under arms in Adelaide, and he intended putting an end to his life. Subsequent to his admission to the gaol hospital the man progressed satisfactorily, and is now out of danger. If Currie is identical with Kerney his statement concerning the robbery under arms in Adelaide is correct. Kerney was doing a good business as a furniture dealer some twenty or thirty years ago, when he and another took to bushranging in an amateurish way. One of the results was a shooting case, for which Kerney was sentenced to fourteen years' imprisonment.