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BRIDEGROOM'S SUICIDE.

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BRIDEGROOM'S SUICIDE. MARTYR TO MORPHIA HABIT VERDICT OF FELO DE SE. Mr. Wellington held an inquest at West- minster, London, on the body of Mr. George Davis, of Kansas City, who was discovered dead at a West End hotel with an artery cf one of his arms severed. Mrs. Mercedes Snyder Davis, the widow, stated that her husband was a rancher. They wtic married on August 6, and were spend- ing a holiday in England. She knew when she married that her husband had tuber- culosis and heart trouble. She knew he was constantly using morphia. He tried to break himself of the habit, but said he suf- fered untold agonies, and felt so wretched anc1 sleepless that he was obliged to take to it again. On Thursday, returning to the hotel after visiting the British Museum, she knocked at the door, giving the "prearranged tap." She could get no answer, and it was found that the door was locked. It was opened subsequently, and on entering she saw her husband lying dead. She herself then fainted. The Coroner: Have you ever heard him threaten to commit suicide?—I have heard him remade that, rather than die of a linger- ing diseased such as tuberculosis, he would take his own life. The Coroner: IV ern the relations between you happy?—Yes, we were as happy as it is possible for two people to be. It was mentioned that when a request for payment of the account was sent to Mr. Davis he stated that he was too ill to attend to it. Following 011 that Dr. Haslip was called in on Wednesday afternoon by the manager of the hotel. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Davis seemed pleased at hie visit, and were very reticent. The doctor prescribed, and promised to call again, but the patient said he did not think a second visit would be necessary. Next day, however, the doctor called a eecond time. and then found him dead. He was lying in bed, with his left elbow resting on a hand basin, which was on the bed, and which contained from two to three pints of blood. A razor was beside him, together with a pair of scissors and a hand mirror. "while under the pillow was a hypodermic eyringe. On the left forearm was a gush about two inches Ions, which had severed the main artery and a number of smaller blood vessels. The Coroner read several letters which had been left by the deceased. The first 6tated To whom it may concern. Since Sunday p.m.. at four o'clock I have injected over 360 grains of morphine into my body, and the only effect it had was to make me a little drowsy and somewhat nauseated. I also drank a bottle of laudanum, and in- jected about an ounce of 10 per cent. solu- tion of cocaine. Previous to that time I had a daily habit of three grains of mor- phia (hypodermic). It simply would not kill me, no matter what the size of the dose. This is true, so help n.e God. I could not keep it up any longer. GEORGE A. DAVIS. A further letter read thus: — Dearest Girl,—I am writing this while you are sleeping, to say one last word of good- bye and love. I have realised for some time that I cannot live any longer, and that there is little hope of my ultimate recovery to good health, and so have decided to go on to my next existence. You know, dear, that my love for you has been the strongest and holiest devotion that has ever come into my life, and it is the one thing which makes it hardest for me to leave. I know that I should only become a burden and source of unhappinees to you, and so have decided to go on. Try to remember only my great love for you, and forget all my shortcomings. My heart ia too full to write more now. I am on the edge of my next life, and my only thought is of you and my love for you. If I had not been fated to this miserable habit and existence, I might have lived long and made you happy." You had all my love, and my prayer is that you will yet have a peaceful and happy life. I believe that by taking this step I am saving you much misery. With my heart's love.—Remember me as your loving husband, GEORGE. The jury, after having first announced a, Terdict of "Suicide," eventually returned a verdict of Felo de se."

JEALOUSY AND CRIME.

LUNATICS AT DEATH GRIPS.

SCHOOLMASTER FINED.

POLICE-COURT DIVORCE. I-

KING SOLOMOWS GOLD MTNJ9S.

ELOPEMENT STORY.

REJECTED LOVERS REVENGE

AGREED TO DIE TOGETHER.

SET UPON BY FOUR MEN.

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BRITISH DESTROYER LOST.

COLLISION OFF START POINT.

CARDIFF STEAMER LOST.

ST. HELENS MYSTERY..

FALSE LOVER PENALISED.

THE PRINCESS'S FLIGHT.

----AT DEATH'S DOOR.

PUBLICANS PROSECUTED.

THE HOUSING QUESTION.

MIXED BATHING AT BARRY.

LATE ALD. DAVID MORGAN.

BREAKING THE SWORD.

I | CARDIFF STREET FRACAS.

SCENE AT A LLANDOUGH INN

UNHAPPY MARRIED LIFE.

-----NEWPORT LADY'S FAILURE.

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"OLD HEIDELBERG."

ATTACKED IN A COAL PIT.

MISSING WATER BAILIE*

YOUNG MANS STRANGE DISAP-…

LLANELLY TEETOTALERS.

50,000 FREE BOXES.

USING BAD LANGUAGE-

WELSH OFFICER'S DEATH IN IV-IDO

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