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DIHEWYD. ? SAD CASE OF SUlCIDE.-At Newport Town Hall )n Tuesday in last week, Mr Lyndon Moore, borough coroner, held an inquest on the body oi David James, railway inspector, in the service of the Great Western Railway Company at the A'.{- andta Dock sidings, and a native of Dihewid, near Lampeter, who was found dead in his office at the .idings on the previous Sunday morning. Deceased, it appeared, was a widower, and had no children, He bad had influenza, arid suffered slightly from a paralytic seizure. His landlady, Mr Eynon, 3, Gaer-street, said deceased was also a martyr to indigestion, and always seemed depressed and was reserved in his demeanour. William Lane, foreman at the sidings, who found the body with a revol"er clenched in one hand, was asked by the Coroner if he knew that deceased considered he had been wrongly treated by the Great Western Railway officials, and witness replied that he did The Coroner read some documents proved to be in deceased's handwriting, in which he referred to an interview at Paddington on the day prior to that on which he shot himself. These were to the effect that he was bullied and threatened that he would be removed and possibly reduced in position on the railway. Deceased had. the witness stated, told him that he had written tc Ear) Cawdor, the chairman of "the company. Dar- ing the five years the deceased was at the sidings he had one or two advances. Altogether, he had been in the company's service twenty-two years. Inspector Stone, who represented the Great Western Railway, said deceased's :wages were 35s per week, but that for some weeks it bad been de- cided to reduce the staff by one, Deceased's books Bwere well kept and up to date. The medical evid- ence was that the bullet which caused death entered the brain from the roof of the mouth, and that the wound was a self-inflicted one. The jury returned a verdict of Suicide whilst temporarily insane." The body was brought by train to Lam- peter on Wednesday night last for interment at Dihewid, the funeral taking place last Saturday.