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STILL LIBERAL. I

NEATH -CHILD'S -SUFFERINGS.-!

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SWANSEA R.A.M.C.

WORKMEN'S DEMONSTRATIONI

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ST. THOMAS STALWARTS?

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BRIBERY CHARGES.I

Resolution from Oxford-street…

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I SWANSEA BUILDERS' COMPLAIfTS.

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WAS LIGHTING CANDLE.

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WAS LIGHTING CANDLE. PONTAKDULAIS WOMAN'S TERRIBLE BURNS. CORONER'S COMPLIMENTS FOR WITNESS. Mr. Wilson (deputy-district coroner) held an inquest at the Mechanics' Institute, Pon- tardulais, on the body of Mrs. Charlotte Evans (widow) who died on Wednesday last as a result of severe burns received the previous evening. Miss Rosaiiua. Bowen, 6, Trinity-street, ] said-that deceased had rented a bed-sitting- room from her mother for the past seven years. Last Tuesday evening, about i,"ie o'clock, witness saw the deceased rush out of her room enveloped in flames. Witness ran to the bed and got a oounterpane which she threw over her. Then shouting to her mother and sister she ran over to the doc- tor's. The fire was low in deceased's room but a lighted candle lay overturned on the hearthstone. Mis. Ann Bowen (deceased's landlady) said that at five o'clock on Tuesday evening she (deceased) was with her m the kitchen and was then quite merry. She did not see her again until her daughter shouted out, "Mrs. Evans is on fire I" Witness ran and saw her in a mass of flames. She took a coat and succeeded in smothering the flames, but the clothes still smouldered. Deceased said nothing, only groaned. Deceased was not subject to fainting fits, so far as she knew. Dr. R. J. Isaac deposed that Mrs. Evans was lying in the passage oovered by a coun- terpane when he was called. He found that the deceased's clothing had been practically all burnt away, what remained still smoul- dering. She asked to be put to bed. After doing so he examined her and found her moit severely burnt from the faoe down to the knees, some portions of the breast beginning to get charred. She died the following morning. The doctor was of the Apinion that the old lady waa lighting a candle at the fire and her clothing got alight. By the jiiry The cfcthing wAs so bnrnt that he could not say- what it consisted of but it, must have been flannelette or oot- ton to spread so rapidly. A verdict of Accidental death wae re, turned, the coroner and jury COMPLIMENTING MTFJ6 BOWEN I on her presence of mind in throwing & coun- terpane over deceased to smother the flames. "Many persons would not have thought of it," said the coroner.

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NEATH TRADERS.

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