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WAS IT A MIRACLE? -A PRAYER…

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MR. COTES, M.P., AND MR. ROBERTSON,…

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A REPORTER REFUSED ADMISSION…

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A REPORTER REFUSED ADMISSION TO AN INQUEST. At an inquest held at Heullan last week, an extra- ordinary scene is reported to have taken place between the coroner, Dr. Pierce, and Mr. Cottom, representative of the Wrexham Guardian. The reporter arrived at the New Inn rather late, and not in time to secure a seat in a room far too small for the occasion. The jury were about to take the oath, when the coroner observed Mr. Cottom take up his position at the doorway, and prepare to take notes. The Coroner greeted the new-comer thus-We will not have Cottom here. Make him go out quietly. (These words were addressed to P.C. Evans, who was in atten- dance. ) Mr. Cottom-I will not go out. The Coroner-We have had enough of this. Take Mr. Cottom out. Cottom, I wish you would go out quietly. Mr. Cottom-No, I shall not go out. Mr. Miller-As long as this is a public enquiry, every- one has a right to remain. The Coroner-E vans, if you don't obey orders, I'll make you ask Mr. Cottom to go out. P.C. Evans appeared like one dazed, and evidently felt the gravity of the "situation." He uttered something about being challenged to put him out," but manifested great reluctance to take action. Mr. CottomâI believe this is a public-house. The Coroner-That does not matter, you must not come into this room. Mr. CottomâI'm not in the room yet. The Coroner-You are in the kitchen. If yon don't turn him out, Evans, I'll report you. P.C. Evans still refraining from laying hands" on the offending scribe, and, appealing to Mr. Cottom, said As a gentleman, will you go into that room ? Mr. CottomâWhy, have I spoken to you, or entered the room ? The Coroner-I don't want you to make any remarks at all. I must have Cottom away from this room. Evans, put him out of the room. P.C. Evans-He is out of the room, sir. The Coroner-If you do not turn him out I'll adjourn this enquiry, and have a proper man here. The policeman began to talk to Mr. Cottom in an under- tone but was heard to say "it is the order of the coroner." The Coroner-This inquest is very solemn. If he (Cottam) comes here I will commit him. I have been too lenient with him before. I want peace, and I want to re- port the thing correctly and independently. By this time Mr. Cottom had been prevailed upon to leave the house, and the enquiry proceeded.

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