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SAD SUICIDE OF A FARMER AT ST. FAGAN'S. On Thursday, the 3Mh ultimo, Mr E. B. Reece, coroner, held an inquest at Trewern Farm, St. Fagan's, touching the death of James Radcliffe, aged 51, who was found drowned early on the 28th of July. âAnn Radeliffe deposed that the deceased was her husband. He was a farmer, and had been in despondent spirits for some time. He used to suffer from periodical attacks of melancholia. She sent for Dr Edwards on Tuesday, and he advised that it would be better to send him to an asylum. The doctor also said that someone ought to be with him night and day. She accordingly had a watch kept upon him. About two o'clock on Monday morning she was awakened and told that her husband had run out of the house. A search was made, and he was found in the rain water tank. He died shortly after- wards. He was afraid that he might kill himself.â After hearing similar evidence from labourers on the farm, the jury returned a verdict that The deceased committed suicide by drowning himself in a water- tank while in a state of insanity."

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