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ITHE LATE GROOM OF THE CHAMBERS…

— A GOOD-NATURED HUSBAND.

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The panic has driven at least one poor man out of his senses. On Thursday night an inquest was held at Clapham on the body of James Christie, a large shareholder in the Bank of London, who, haunted by the fear of ruin, committed suicide. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased committed the act while in a state of temporary insanity. In the Court ot Pro Date, on Friday, the peti- tion of Mrs. Ryves, who claims to be the legitimate granddaughter of Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumber- land, and therefore the inheritor of that title, came before a full court of the judges and a special jury. When Dr. Walter bmith was entering into the facts of the case he was stopped by an objection of the court to the effect that if the marriage of the plaintiff's grandmother with the Royal Duke was proved, her mother's marriage, which took place after the passage of the Royal Marriage Act, would be illegal. The Lord Chief Justice asked Dr. Smith to address himself to this part of the case, and the learned counsel, who is assisted by Mr. David Morgan Thomas, did so. Eventually, however, the point was waived for the time, and Dr. Smith proceeded to state the case. Suicide of a Sentry.—An inquest was held on Tuesday at the Hospital of the Scots Fusilier Guards, Vauxhall-bridge-road, before Mr. St. Clair, West- minster coroner, concerning the death of Anthony M'Harge, aged 23 years. It appeared that the de- ceased, who was a private in the Scots Fusiliers, had gone on guard inside the Wellington Barracks at two o'clock on Saturdaymorning, and that when visited at 3.45 he was found lying on hia back dead. His rifle was between his legs, the muzzle resting on his breast, which bore the mark of a bullet wound, and his great coat was open. The bullet was found to have passed through his body and struck the wall 20 feet above. A cartridge was missing from his cartouche box, and it was evident that he had loaded his piece, though contrary to orders, and resting his chest on the muzzle of the rifle, dischargedit by press- ing the ramrod against the trigger. He was described as a quiet, melancholy man, but there had been no reason to apprehend that he intended to commit suicide. The jury returned a verdict of Temporary insanity."

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