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THE SUSPECTED SUICIDE AT CARDIFF â CORONER'S INQUEST. An inquest was held yesterday at the Town Hall, before Mr. R. L. Reece, on the body of Julia Rees who was found in the canal on Thursday morning last. The j first witness called was Jane Brown, single woman who l lives in No. 4, Nelson-street. She said she knew the deceased, they were both staying at the same house. Saw deceased last on Wednesday night about 12 o'clock, in the Freemason's Hotel, Bute-road. They had a glass of beer together, and walked up the street towards the town, separating on the corner of Sophia or Maria- street she was not certain which. Did not see her again until she recognised her in the dead-house. When she left her in Sophia-street she (the deceased) was not sober. Charles Wood, labonrer, living at No. 6, Halket-street, Canton, said he was going to his work at seven o'clock in the morning, and when passing the Custom House, he saw something floating in the water opposite Mr. Watson's timber-yard. He went to the cauai side and saw a muff close to the wall, and the body of deceased in the middle of the canal. She was on her face, and her clothes kept her from sinking He got on to some rafters which were in the water, > and with the aid of a stick be pulled the body out of the water and put it on some planks. He then went and gave information to a policeman, who assisted hin2 ¡ to carry the body to the dead house. P.C. William I Glover (28) said be searched the body and found a pur^e containing twopence, and a snuff box. She had nothing more about her. Did not knew the deceased before. Inspector Price said he knew the deceased for mai-y years. At one time she kept a brothel, and was sent to prison for a month. She was not a drunken person. He examined her, but found no marks of violence. The jury, without any hesitation, returned a verdict of Found drowned."

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! SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 1872."

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