MAN KNOWN AS 'COCKEY' DEAD.
Hospital Physicians Suspect He May Have Been Poisoned.
A man known only as "Cockey" was taken in an unconscious condition from a rooming house conducted by A. T. Myers at 1729 Oak street by an ambulance from the Emergency hospital to the General hospital at 12:20 o'clock yesterday noon. He never regained consciousness and died at 6:30 o'clock last night.
At the hospital he was entered on the records as an unidentified man. A search of his clothes failed to reveal a penny or a bit of paper that would prove a clew to his identity. At midnight last night the police had no report on the case.
At the General hospital physicians worked over the unconscious man all afternoon. They used up six tanks of oxygen in their efforts to restore him to consciousness, but without avail. He died at 6:30 o'clock. The physicians believe he was poisoned, but are not absolutely sure. An autopsy will be held this morning to determine the cause of death.