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On Wednesday evening an inquiry was held by Mr. William Carter, in the Board-room of the Battersea Union, Wandswrth, respecting the death of Mr. EA "ard Villier Crotty, aged fifty years.. The deceased gentleman was born in France, but was of Irish extraction. He was by profession a solicitor, nnd was at one time possessed of a large fortune, all of which, however, he lost on the tun. Mrs. Eliza Grotty, No. 1, Cheyne-walk, C.ieUen, said that deceased was her husband. She had only been married to him f ,ur years. For twenty years .e had not followed his profession as a solioito Before witness married him he had ran through a large for- tune. After the marriage he was left < £ 700. and he lost that. He bet on horse-racing. He latterly tried to regain his money. He used to return home de- pressed at night, and when witness would ask him what was the matter, he used to reply, It is a busi- ness you do not understand." A gentleman in Oxford rare 1 to send him information about particular horses. Numbers of letters from betting gentlemen used to come to tie house. There was only one child, a girl three years old. They were in straitened circum- stances latterly, but they never wanted food. De- ceased was only able to contribute a little towards witness's support, and witness went out as a milliner, in order to keep up the family. He would not take or accept any of the money so earned, but used to sav, "What money you have is yours, and you must keep it." His losses of money on horse-racing, his reduced circumstances, and the fact that all his own resources had failed him, witness believed had affected his mind, and caused him to kill himself, but he had never threatened to commit suicide. On the Friday nreceding ha said that he had lost a large sum of money. J. Hawkins said that on Monday evening xast be. tween five and six o'clock, be was on duty in Batter- sea-park, when he funnd the deceased lying on the grass near the flower-gardens. He was surrounded by some children and ladies. He was very pale, and he appeared to be dying. A white china cup lay by his side. He died in a few minutes. Sergeant Clarke, 31 V, searched the body of the deceased, and found in his pocket a bottle labelled "poison." There was a telegraphic message of the state of the field at the Reading races last Thursday. In another pocket was a form of application to a manual loan fund society. The only money found was one Beimy. Deceased was a gentleman of dis- tinguished appearance, and he looked to be only thirty years of age. Mr. W. Butler said that deceased had commenced life with a very large fortune, and ho had at various pariods inherited considerable sums, bat he had lost all on the turf. Dr. W. Poeoek said that deceased died from prussic acid. The bottle found in his pocket had contained poison. The Coroner having summed up, The jury returned a verdict of "Suicide while iii a state of temporary mental derangement."

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