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LUNACY INQUIRY. Mr. Samuel Warren, Q.C., and a jury concluded an inquiry at Gateshead, on Friday, as to the state of mind of Mr. Charles Murdue, a gentleman who took a somewhat prominent part in public affairs in Newcastle some time ago, and who has recently been an inmate of a private asylum at Dunston. A few years since Mr. Murdue lost a lawsuit, and in consequence, it was alleged by his son, a medical man, he took to drink and became subject to hallucinations. He had been confined in an asylum upon the certificate of two medical gentlemen, and he had escaped and had been reconfined. There was a considerable conflict of evidence, one set of medical gentlemen asserting that Mr. Murdue was, and another set that he was not, insane. The jury examined the alleged lunatic them- selves and after deliberation a majprity of 12 deter- mined that he was of sound mind and capable of ( managing his own. affairs, an announcement which was hailed with great cheering outside the court. •;v 4 1 I<:r < t '} f;

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