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SUICIDE OF A YOUNG WOMAN aT MAIDA-BILL. An inquiry was held by Dr. Lankester, at the Pirovt- fn,v.^ P P^dlnot°n, last week, relative to the two years & 7 H,"ggfn3' The deceased was a domestic servant, but being cue of place was living with her mother at 23, Devonshire' street, Westbourne-road. She was keeping' ootn* pany with a young man named John Fawley, and several witnesses detailed the particulars of thE). quarrel which led to her suicide. It appeared from their testimony that on Saturday last the deceased and her lover were in the Green Man public-house in tt, Edgware-road, and that she found a sixpence, Her- friend proposed that she should spend it, but she said, I like a young man to spend money on me, I upon him," As she was leaving the house with the sixpence she accidently knocked Fowley's pipa into his mouth. He boxed her ears, instantly sayin" that she did it on purpose. She eaught hoM of his scarf and twisted it. In his evidence he stated that she nearly strangled him, and o prevent that calamity he knocked her down. Her head and face* were cut open by the fall on the pavement, and her dress and apron were covered with blood. She applied to two police-constables to take her lover into custody but her sister, Alice Higgins, deposed, they said thus as he was her young man she would never a&rmjf against him in the morning, and the best way be for her to summons him. She complained aster- muds that she felt quite lightheaded. She said i;6I" her sister that she should never get over that quarrel and that she would punish Eovvley in another way." On Tuesday night tihe wi..bed her friends good-bye, sajing that she was going out. She left her crinolin.9 outside her mother's door, and went out and hadsc ffi s pnger beer. The next morning her body was focad aoatmg in the Regent's canal at Maida-hiil The Coroner having remarked upon the case, said jhat there was no doubt whatever that the deceased. lad committed suicide, but as no witnesses haiJ seen ler throw herself into the water it would be better-to return an open verdict. The jury accordingly returned a verdict, "Thai the leceased was found drowned in the Regent's e?ai& £ & Maida-hill, but that how she came into thc- wwter <&ere was no evidence to prove."

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