BOUND BODY OF PENSIONER IN HOTEL
SYDNEY, Monday – An 85 years old pensioner, Herbert Sidney Butler, was found dead
today in his ransacked bed room in the Four-In-Hand Hotel, Paddington.
He is believed to have, been attacked by burglars. He had been tied, and the police theory is that he died from nervous shock and fright.
A post-mortem examination failed to disclose the cause of his death.
–Northern Star (Lismore, NSW)Tuesday 5 May 1942.
* The Four in Hand continues to trade today at the corner of Sutherland and Elizabeth Streets, Paddington NSW.