Different Kinds of Murder

    One young man at college, an only son, whose mother wrote to him remonstrating against his gambling and drinking habits, took the letters out of the post-office, and when he found that they were from her, he tore them up without reading them. She said:

    "I thought I would die when I found I had lost my hold on that son."

    If a boy kills his mother by his conduct, you can't call it anything else than murder, and he is as truly guilty of breaking the sixth commandment as if he drove a dagger to her heart.