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CUT HER THROAT. ) SWANSEA LADY'S SELF-INFLICTED I 1 DEATH. At Swansea coroner's court on Monday kfteruoon an inquest was held on the body 1 V X7m Florence Mary Woodward, 149, ? ?hyddings-terrace. the widow of Mr. Wood- ?M-d, the well-known High-street tradesman. Harold Williamson Woodward, meat pur- leyor, 229, High-etreet, a step-ecu, said de- feased was 45 years old. She had threatened 10 take her lite, but had never before made the attempt. Mrs. Cassie Figg, 149, Khyddings-terraoe, ^waaisea, said Mrs. Woodward had lived With her for the last two weeks. She always Buffered from sleeplessness, but had been during thia period much as usual. She had worried about the Government Registration; die didn't like the idea. She bad been a trained nurse, and felt rather 1 •i'raid that she might be called on. She re- ■f tired on Saturday evening about 6 p.m., ftad took tea, retiring about 7 p.m. She w,aB Pittite all right about 10.20 p.m., reading its lmuai; she was always fond of reading. At 11.20 p.m. ahe took her up a bowl of warm I ilk, as she had been told that would britng her deep sleep. Witness remained with her Miile she drank the milk. Then she said, C-cod night, Katie; God bless you. You "'a.tt rest badly." Those were the last words ghe spoke to the witness. Goroner: Did you know she had a razor? Witness: Yes; but I didn't know ehe had it then. She told me several weeks before that she had bought a razor to shave her Pet dog. Willi&m Thomas Kent, master plumber, fcteo a trustee and secretary of the late Mi". 4 Woodward'd will, said he had known de- ceased ever since ehe came to Swaneea. Itr. Woodward's dying wish was that he J SboulA look after FIo," Thóø witness aloo said deceased had been troubled about registration. They'll be lure to have me," ehe said. Witness replied, "A lady like you, when our young fellows 4re fighting at the front, ought to help if r()U could." Bat she retorted, 1'd sooner Put my throat!" On Sunday morning he beard a gurgling fcoiee, and jumping out of bed, Tan upstairs a-nd opened Mrs. Woodward's door. He saw her standing in her doorway, just inside the door. bleeding "Good God. Mi's. Woodward," said he. ",at have you done?" Mrs. Figg then 1?<A deceased, and he rushed for a doctor. i, The Coroner: Did eh? ever threaten to take her life before? Witness: Yes; years ago--before Mr Wood- ward died. She once stabbed herself with a hatpin, I think. I The Coroner: Was she generally de- D reesed ? Witness: I never noticed it. She need at Qll-e time to take drugs, but since Mr Wood- ward's death everyone was saying what a different woman she was. Dr. W. Collins Lewis, Sketty, said Mrs. Pigg came to him very agitated, saying that ifi-p. Woodward was. dead. He found her 1 Mth her throat out. A razor on the dreeing table was co?red with blood. She must Hive cut her throat while standing at the teirror, and then fallen back exhausted. beath was due to hemorrhage. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that, death was self-inflioted while deceased a.s in a condition of temporary insanity. 'they also expressed sympathy with the family.

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