February 27, 1909
G. E. Loupp, a forger on the run, attempts to commit suicide but loses his nerve and decided to turn himself in and "bear the law’s punishment".
Pottsville, Pa., February 24. – A stranger who gave his name as G. E. Loupp, of Maryland, surrendered himself to the police at this place. He said he was wanted in Hazelton and Reading for forgery and was tired of dodging the officers who were constantly on his trail. Hazelton detectives were in town looking for him, and he determined to end his life. He purchased a pistol, but he says his nerve failed him and he decided to bear the law’s punishment for his offenses.
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“Forger Surrenders,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed August 17, 2018, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1874.