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THE PARIS EXHIBITION OF 1878.

CORN AVERAGES,

THE CROPS AND THE CORN TRADE.

I FATAL ACCIDENT TO AN EN…

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I FATAL ACCIDENT TO AN EN GIN KM AN AT OSWESTRY. An inquest was held at the White Lion Inn, Willow-street, Oswestry, on Tuesday (yesterday) afternoon, before Mr. J. Sides Davies, borough coroner, on the body of Edward Evans, a fireman, employed by the Cambrian Railways Company, who had died in the Cottage Hospital on Sunday, April 21, from in- juries received on the morning of the previous day. Mr. Geo. Owen, the Company's engineer, Mr. H. Cattle, traffic manager, and Mr. Walker, locomotive superintendent, were present at the inquiry. Edward Evans, shoemaker, The Cot, Llanidloes, identified the body of the deceased as being that of his son. He was twenty- four years of age. Had seen his son on the previous Saturday, but he had not said anything as to how the accident had hap- pened. y John Foulkes, Gate-street, Oswestry, an engine driver in the fe⢠â¢-y °5 t*le Company, said that on Saturday morning, about three, he came up to the station with his engine, tr. backing down to the train, and on getting close ctcr,r.o,l J*»n' &oin £ quietly, his mate, the deceased, heard him °f.ân°uplei the train on to the engine. He O see What out' and stePPed off the engine f3 ^e matter, and found him fast T .J eLe abtf>H "r the waSS°n. He said, Oh dear, 'fnnrwi i lt;ness moved the engine away, and on gomg back found deceased catching hold of the hook of the waggo deceased away, and called the pointsman v!n\ !irip *DeceaspdC«v ? i!'1'1 calIecl for Morris, the watchman, who cam jS.Kf was hurt in the lower part of the stomach. it]Tor some of the cleaners from the shed w 'frain WitnP^Use HosPital- Witness had to go off with his train. W Itness was quite sober, and had only just (Tot out of bed- got out of beo. u"<lu" ln ""P11"3"» George Evans, a pointsmau in the employ of the Company, said that about thret 0 clock the engine p:lss0d over the points, which witness turned foi him, and the driver, Foulkes eased down towards his tram. Directly afterwards witness heard a shout, not a very loud one. Witness opened his window and asked what was the matter Heard the deceased <nve three groans, and ask his mate to ease ahead." Witness went down with the hand lamp, and the engine was then removed two or three feet from the train, and the last witness was lioldinf the deceased's shoulders and head up from the ground Witness called Morris, the watchman, and he came, and the guard with him. Deceased told them where he was hurt. The night men were fetched, and the injured man was at once taken on a stretcher to the hospital. By Mr. Cattle-As far as he was able to judge, the waggons were standing just over the lieel of the points, so that 'when the engine backed they would be able to couple. Mr. Cattle stated that the firemen always coupled the engines on to the train. Without wishing to reflect upon the poor young man, he should say that he should, strictly speaking, have waited until the engine had stopped before going between it and the vehicles. The Coroner having gone over the evidence, the iury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."

I THE MINERAL WEALTH OF WALES.

DOLGELLEY.

TREMADOO.

BALA.

LLANBADARN FAWR.

TREGARON.

"NEWTOWN.

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