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ALLEGED EXTRAORDINARY TREATMENT OF A CHILD. An adjourned inquiry was held on Thursday by the deputy-coroner (Mr B. W eekes), at tho Public Office, Birmingham, into the circumstance-) attending tho death of Arthur Edwards, aged two years and ten months, the son of G,!orge Edward Edwards, a fish hawker. The deceased had been nursed by a woman named Emma Yates, of Irving-street, who, on the last occasion, said that the child, when brought to her from the workhouse by its father, was in a wretched condition and gradually sinking. On Tuesday morning week the child was taken ifl, and died abont 20 minutes to five o'clock. It waR stated on Thuisday by Dr. Jackson, who had made a post-mortem examination, that tho body presented arc appearance of general emaciation, and weighed 1311b. The stomach wa3 quite empty, and the cause of death was mesenteric disease. That disease 1 ow ne snouia juage, had been present about three months. He was of opinion that death had been accelerated by want of medical attention.âElizabeth Thompson the mother of the woman who took charge of the child, stated that her daughter asked her to see the child's father, and tell him he had better have a doctor to attend to the deceas d Witness said she sent the brother of the child to tell his father that the deceased ought to have a doc- tor, but the boy had told that he had forgotten to do so. She had never seen the father herself.-The boy, when examined, admitted having been told b; the last witness to tell his father that he should send a doctor to the child, He stated that he went fo his father's lodgings three times to see him, but he only saw him on one of these occasions, when ho forgot to tell him the nature of his errand Sarah Ann Edwards, of Barford-streei, the woman with whom the father lived, said he had told her several times that he wished his child was better. He said at the time the child was brought out of the work- house that he was ashamed to bring it out because in was in such a sinking state.âThe Deputy-Coro- ner said that was all the evidence relating to the treatment of the child after it came out of the work- house. He proposed to call the workhouse officials to tell the jury the state of the child when it was taken from that institution, and to ascertain how far the allegations which had I een made were true. On the last occasion it was stated that the doctors allowed the child to leave the workhouse in a dying condition. Ho could not tuke the evidence of the witnesses from the workhouse that day, because it bad been impossible for the inspector to got them jI there.

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