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ALLEGED SUFFERINGS ON < BO ABB A MEDITERRANEAN STEAMER. Mr. Humphreys, Middlesex coroner, resumed on Wednesday art inquest at the Ship and Pilot i"ayera, Wapping, relative to a charge of neglect ft1 starva- tion on board the steamship Medora, to the Mediterranean ports, by which it ye-a-p-4 'viiham j Galver, aged 31, lost his life. t T j Mr. J. R. Fenwiek, solicitor London General Steam Navigation Compan'' represented I tllMHrvnAnn3CaIv0r V', Sermi^g:e-streei St. Georye'a-m-the-Eap*that &er husband was a mariner, and he t steamship Medora CapfN Fuller, master. On the 29th Sril he a voyage very ilL Ee her, S also stated'tkat ha tad baen three wppV "7 that there were no medicines onboard a ,° tad been given to him that he could eat. "OOi'Or was called in by witness, and th« deceased lingered until the 29th June, when he died. His death was hastened, if not altogether caused, by the I neglect on board ship. Ho was healthy when he went on board. Dr. Irwin said that he waa called in -to the deceased on the _29i;Ii of April, and found h^rri emaciated arid in a low- insensible state. Under treatment he rallied and became sensible. Ha told witness that he had been ill three weeka on board the Medora, and that been ill three weeks on board the Medora, and that there were no medicines, and no food that he could eat. He died on the 29 ch of Jane from scurvy and intermittent fever. Witness certainly considered that his death had been accelerated by want of prooer food and medicines. By Mr. Fenwick: The deceased would not have died el scurvy if he had not had intermittent fever ako. Ke said that during the three "weeks he was ill he had no food but such as he could not eat—common salt provisions. J* I' F en wick deposed that he was secretary to the London General Steam Navigation Company, the owners of the Medora. That vessel left London on the 8th of March last, for a voyage in the Mediter- ranean, and she called at Valencia, Leghorn, Genoa, Merrino, &o., and took in. fresh provisions at theea posts. He put in the bills for various kinds or fresh provisions which had been paid for. By the 2 £ 4th section of the Merchant Seaman's Act the &!edora was exempt from the obligation of carrying lime-juice, but it so happened that her cargo was composed of lemons a? ^ar as the owners were concerned smphad been supplied with every requisite. But the Medora was now on a voyage to the Baltic, and the captain, of course, could not be examined. The company knew nothing whatever of the deceased's case. Mr. G. Keeley, wholesale chemist, said that he sup- 6th March. ra W1 a proper medicine-chest on the 6th Maroh. The coroner, in summing up, said that no further evidence could be obta-med unless the jury adjourned until the Medora should return from the Baltic, but the documents produced Ghowed that the Medora was well supplied with provisions. The jury, after a long consultation, returned a ver- dict that deceased died from scurvy and intermittent fever from natural causes.

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