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At the adjourned inquest on James Spriggs, of Eyreton (Christchurch), Professor Bickerton gave evidence that strychnine was plainly discernible in the stomach, and had caused death. The jury returned a verdict that deceased poisoned himself while temporarily insane. An inquest was held at the Salutation Hotel on Saturday afternoon, before Mr E. H. Carew, coroner, and a jury of six (Mr P. M'Gregor, foreman), on the body of David Martin Wilson, who died early last Friday morning. Evidence was given by Dr Burns, David Wilson, and James Farqnharson, after which the jury returned a verdict of " Accidental death."

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES, Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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