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TENBY. DISTRESSING SUICIDE AT TENBY. On Monday morning week Mr Bramble, well known on the road for many years as a mail-coach driver, com- mitted snieide by hanging himself in a stable at the rear of his premises. An inquest was held on Tuesday after- noon, at the Town Hall, before John James. Esq, coroner, and a respectable jury the foreman being Capt William Hees. After the jury had been sworn in, they adjourned to the dwelling house of Mr Bramble, Tenby House, to view the body. The countenance looked as placid as possible, not a single feature being in any degree repul- sive. The jury afterwards returned to the Town Hall, when the following evidence relative to this sad event was adduced. Amongst the gentlemen present at the enquiry were the Venerable Archdeacon Clarke, Captain Wells, Dr Chater, and Mr Hustler. Ann Rees sworn, and who was very much affected, said She was a domestic servant in the employ of Mr Bramble, at Tenby House. 011 Sunday night at half past eleven he left the kitchen and went upstairs to bed. As witness retired to rest shortly after, she passed by his bedroom door, when she saw him shut his door. She never saw him again alive. On the following morning, when 'she came down stairs, the back door was wide open. By the Jury Yes, he had complained, of a pain in his head on the previous day. Mrs Hester Thomas, swnrn, said she resided in Mr ]3ramble's house. On the Sunday evening she saw him in the kitchen at half past ten o'clock but did not nor ice anything strange in his manner or appearance. She shortly after went upstairs, and did not again see him alive. On the following morning the front door was fast and keyed, but the back door was wide open. She then went down the garden and got on some portable steps that had been placed against the garden wall, looked over intolhe stable yard, and enquired with the man if he had seen Mr Bramble, as he had not gone out through the front door. The man replied that he had not seen him. She afterwards went into the stable and was horrified to see him hanging by a small line from one of the rafters. That was about halt past seven o'clock. She immediately colied the servant man, and also sent for Dr Chater. The body was at once cut down. She found the razor produced on the corner of the manger. David Hughes, on being sworn, said he was a servant in the employ of Mr Bramble. On Sunday evening Mr Bramble was in the stable seeing the old horse. There was nothing whatever unusual in his appearance. He asked witness to have a glass of beer, and they each bad one. He was full of jokes, as he usually was, when they parted. Mr Bramble desired witness to call him at five o'clock on the following morning, as they were going to remove to a house in the Croft, which Mr Bramble had recently purchased; but Mr Bramble said, ii he should be up first, he would calLwitness. On the following morn- ing he saw him hanging in the stable, and held him while his (witness's) brother cut him down. John HugheS, brother to the preceding witness, deposed to cutting the body down the feet were about four feet from the ground lie had his slippers on he had no vest on but. an old jacket, which he used to wear about the Louse, fiiis was all the evidence adduced. The Jury retired for -some time, and on returning brought in a verdict, That deceased had destroyed him- self during a fit of temporary insaniijT'

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