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A NEW ZEALANDER'S SUICIDE

BANGED ON A HOI«LY TREE. (From Our Special Correspondent.) LONDON, February 5. Mr. Phillip Rashleigh, .brother of Sir Colman Rashleigh, of Prideaux House, pear Par Station (Cornwall), waa searching in Prideaux Wood for w-ounded pheasants on Saturday, January 29, ■when he found the body of a, n with a rope round his neck, tied to a holly tree. The remains proved to be those of William Bennett, who returned to St. Blazey five montEs ago from Hew Zealand. He had not been heard of for the last two months, but no alarm -was felt, as Bennett was thought to be going about the country in. search, of a smaS holding.

At the inquest last Monday, although it -was clearly shown that Bennett died iby his own hands, there "was no evidence ±o indicate what led io the committal lof the act, or state of deceased's mind at the time.

The Coroner mentioned! that deceased 'came to him shout six weeks ago, and asked him if ihe knew of a small farm 3ie could take. He also said he had family troubles in New Zealand, and that his family did not know where he mac.

The Jury found the deceased commitited suicide, and that there wa3 no evidence to show the state of his mind, at jthe 'time.

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A NEW ZEALANDER'S SUICIDE Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 63, 15 March 1909

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