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SUICIDE AT COCKETT-

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SUICIDE AT COCKETT- THE IN QUEST- On Tliursdav in last week Mr. F. H. Glynn Price District Coroner, held an inquiry touching the death of Mary Ann Williams, a servant girl at Cefn Coed Farm, (West) Cockett, who was found hanging from a beam in an outhouse, by her employer, on Wednesday afternoon. William Thomas, of Cetn Coed Farm, Cockett. identified the body. Deceased, be said, was 18' years old, and bad been with him tor nearly two identified the body. Deceased, be said, was IS, years old, and had been with him for nearly two identified the body. Deceased, be said, was 18' years old, and bad been with him tor nearly two vears She had been in service before she came to him, and was an orphan. On returning irom delivering milk in Swansea on Wednesday after- noon about ten minutes past one o'clock, he found deceased hanging from a beam in an outhouse. There was a kitchen chair close to deceased. The decesed was a cheerful girl and a good worker, and continued so up to a month ago when she complained of having pains m her head She, however, went about her work asusual. On the Wednesday morning, when witness left for Swan- sea, she was quite cheerful. He knew that .he had been courting up to two months ago, and that her sweetheart wont to Manchester with another young woman. It was after that deceased complllined of pain, ill her head She was fond of the yoaae man. and bo believed she didn t like bis g 'ifg away, hut witness did not think she sufficiently grieved over it to make h^r take her own life. He had no i lea she was likely to take heCbar)e< Arthur, of Wussail-square. Swansea, said he was at Cefn Coed Farm on Wednesday working for Mr. Thomas. He last saw deceased alive in the kitchen about half-past eleven o clock He looked at her after she made breakfast, and said l* You're looking very strange what's the matter with you, Mary Ann ?" She answered- "Mvbead" She said she hadn't bepn out for a month to church or chapel, or anywhere. Witness then went to tbe field to work, and was called by n/r~ soon after one o clock. Dr Perkins of Sketty said he met Mr. Jacob Thomas, and he went to Cefn Coed Farm with P C Davies, Sketty, before two p.m. on Wed- nesday. The girl had, in his opinion, then been ('end between an hour and a half and two hours l'rom the time he made the examination, which was at 2.30. The face was cold, and there were marks of the rope on the neck. Death, in his opinion, was due to suffocation produced by the The^ry brought in a verdict of Suicide whilst of an unsound mind." THE CAPTAIN." The "Cap'^in" continues to hold the fav- ourite place it has obtained among the youth of the country. and its Christmaa number is ruadabi-) through and through. An article on Christmas in old lands tells us that "In Norway a very beautiful custom exists. Every pririco and pcam-nt alike gets; a ehcaf of corn and attaches it to the end of a pole, and leaves it so tha.t the birds may have a ChristmGs feast. In Italy all endeavour to make the Christmas dinner the chief item r>f the dav'e programme ana m Switzerland games (and especially the f^uit and sweet- meat-pelting gumo) arc tfio ctlef amuseiamit.

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