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MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A GENTLE- MAN. On Friday morning Mr. H. Raffles Walthew, the deputy coroner for East. Middlesex, held an inquiry at theglack Horse Tavern, Kingsland-road, respecting the death of a gentleman unknown, apparently 40 years of age, who expired on Wednesday morning under the following singular circumstances:— Police-constable Tleaton, 407 N, said that he was on duty in East.road, New North-road, and upon coming to Mount-terrace he saw a respectable-looking person, apparently a gentlem&n, standing talking to a young woman. As witness was parsing them the gentleman said that the woman had robbed him. Witness asked him whit she had robbed him of, when be replied, Of a sovereign, a half.crown, and a railway ticket." He bad no sooner uttered the words than he dropped on the pave- ment and never stirred again. He appeared to be dead when he reiched the ground. Witness stopped to see if be could assist him, or whether he was drunk, and the woman ran away. Po>iee-sergeant Collett brought her back, and sent witness for a doctor. Dr. Griffiths pronounced deceased dead. The woman was searched, and nothing found on her. In deceased's pocket was found a long biue purse, but there was no money in it. He had a h ilf-pound of tea in his hand when witness saw him first. Sergeant Collett said that as he was coming up New North-road be met a female running away, and upon asking her what, was the matter, she said, "I am running for a drink of water." Witness caused her to go back with him, and they came to deceased on the ground. Upon bearing the circumstances, he took the woman into custody. Deceased was dressed in a well-made cut-away coat, a new clotb waist- coat, and a pair of speckled trousers. In his pocket was a Crystal' Palace guide-book and a Birming- ham newspaper. The only mark was the name Stour- bridge" in the hat, which was evidt-ntly country made. In the coat pocket was half a pound of black, and the same quantity of green tea, purchased at Ridg- way's. He was a very well-bail: and gentlemanly- looking man. The police ha.d not instituted inquiries about him at Stourbridge. One of the jury, Mr. Pearse, said that he would cause a ghotogr<>pb to be taken forthwith of deceased, and send it down to Stourhridge, so as to give the deceased's family a chance of identifying the body. Dr. Owen Griffiths, the divisional surgeon to the police. said that, he found on the cheek, nose, and lip of deceased an extensive mark as if from a blow or fall, but he con- sidered il, might have been caused bv gravitation after death. There was an extensive effu-doii of blood on to thte brain, which was no doubt the cause of death. The Coroner said he should adjourn the court to give timt- to further inquiries to be instituted by the police.

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