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DETERMINED ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE.

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DETERMINED ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE. On Sunday morning a woman named Mrs. Courd, living with a man named Bath, a labourer, at- tempted to commit suicide by taking a dose of insect powder. The parties live at 26, Hunter- street. Cadoxton-Barry, and, having quarrelled with her putative husband, he told her they had better separate, and the woman, in a fit of despon- dancy. attempted to put at end to her life in the manner described. Dr. Treharne was sent for, and, that gentleman having attended to her, the sufferer was reported on Monday evening to be gradually recovering.-This morning Fanny Courd was brought up at the [Barry Dock Police-court, before Mr. O. H. Jones and General Lee, for at- tempting to commit suicide.-Henry Bath said defendant lived with him. and attempted to commit suicide on Sunday morning. He didn't go to bed that night, and he went into the front room about seven o'clock, and saw her there. She was all right then. He said nothing to her, and he was in the room about an hopr before she took the poison. He did not see her take the poison, but he saw that something was wrong as she was vomiting. On the previous night he told her they had better dissolve partnership When he saw her vomiting he went for the land- lady of the house, who asked defendant what she had taken. He did not hear her answer, and sent for the doctor. He was not present when the doctor came. Defendant was living with him as his wife. She had to stay in bed for the time, she took the poison until Wednesday morning.—Dr. Treharue said he saw the prisoner about 7.30 in the morning at 26, Hunter-street, she was lying on her iside in the front room vomiting. He ex- amined her, and found her in a very weak state. He gave her an ametic. The landlady showed him a paper which had contained white precipitate. He saw some white precipitate in the vomit. In answer to Mr. Jones, Dr. Treharne said he thought the mixture was not sold under the Poisons Act Defendant admitted taking the poison, and said she did so because she had had some words with her husband. He attended defendant until the pre- vious morning, and she was out of danger now. Had he not been called in she would probably have died.—Emma Hatwell, the landlady of the house in which defendant lived and Acting- Sergeant Ben Davies gave evidence.—Defendant said she was sorry for the offence, and after consideration the Bench committed defendant for trial at the next Quarter Sessions at Swansea.

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