Father's Bitter Homecoming. SYDNEY, March 29. When Henry Belcher, who is a boiler foreman employed at Manly gas works, returned home from work at 1 p.m. to-day, he found the house locked up. A note was pinned on the back door telling him to go to the beach, where his wife would be found. Detecting a strong smelt of gas he broke a window and entered. In the kitchen was his wife lying on the floor unconscious and the gas was turned on at the stove. Belcher dragged her into fresh air and then entered the house to search for his daughter, Marjorie, aged 10, and was horrified to find her lying on a bed soaked with blood. She was dead, her throat having been cut, ap- parently with a razor which was lying on the bed, and her head battered in with a hammer, which was on the floor. Belcher ran for the police and a doctor. Resuscitation methods were applied to the woman and she re- gained consciousness while being taken to hospital. It is stated Mrs. Belcher has been in ill-health for some time and recently returned from an institution.