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CAERPHILLY DISTRICT COUNCIL.

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Treorky Butcher Illtreats…

THE ODDFELLOWS' FINANCES.

1CARDIFF CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION

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PORTH COUNTY SCHOOL.

THE FORESTERS' FINANCES.,

KILLED ON THE LINE.ji

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KILLED ON THE LINE. ji INQUEST ON DR HAMLEN-WILLIAMS'S GAME-KEEPER. j SYMPATHY Willi DECEASED. At Ynysllwn House, Rhydyfelen, on Tuef" day afternoon, an inquest was held by CoitHlW E. B. Reece, of Cardiff, on the body of Charlee White, head-gamekeeper to Dr Hamlen-Wil- liams, J.P., Fairfield, who met with his deat4 through an accident on the Pontypridd, NeW- port, and Caerphilly Railway shortly aftm 8 o'clock on Monday morning. Jeffery White identified the body as being that of his brother Charles, who was 37 years of age, and a game- keeper in the employ of Dr Hamlen-WilliamS, J.P. Fairfield. William Henry Howells said ,f he was a passenger engine driver on the Pont- § ypridd, Newport, and Caerphilly Railway. 0J1 I the previous morning, at about 8.10, he was ? driving his train on the curve between the diB" J tant and home signal for Dynea wheo he sa." j deceased walking on the line about 60 ayrcfc I off. He blew the whistle immediately, and off. He blew the whistle immediately, and applied the vacuum brake. Deceased took notice, his attention apparently being drawn to a mineral train which was passing up, and he was knocked down. Coroner: What rate were you going?—About 2.; or 30 miles an hour. You went back to see what had happeosd after you stopped the train?—Yes, by myself, and found he was badly mutilated. Continuing, witness said he at once went hack with a coach to fetch an ambulance frcirø Pontypridd. The station-master, P.O. Walk- ley, and Mr Francis, traffic inspector, returned B with him to the spot. The accident occurred' about 8.10 a.m. *| ji Juryman: Do you think deceased heard yctl? whistle ? Witness: No, I don't think be did, his atten- tion was taken up by the mineral train. Dr Ham-len-Williams- You did not put OOS accelerated speed because you were late? Witness: Not at all, air. n Dr Hamkn-Williama said he did not eedt IP to attach any blame to the officials at all peT" scnally; he wished to say they accepted it at pure act of courtesy that they were allowed 10 walk on that line. Coroner: Did the keeper have permission? Dr HamJen-Williams; He (had permission from the foreman gangman, and myself. There is a public right of way to the farm, and I be- lieve he was using the public right of way that mcrning. Albert Rippin said he was the fireman on tfc* train which ran over deceased. Ha did 00^ know the track because that was his first daT' engagement. He did not see deceased at aN until he was knocked down. There was 0 slight fog on, and he heard the driver blow thI whistle just before the accident and applied tb* vacuum brake. P.C. Thorburn gave information as to findiflf the body very much mutilated. Deceased wall doubled up when he was found, and some ot hia parta scattered about. His watch XS9* I$D-und in his pocket; it had stopped at 10 PAO eight. The Coroner ,addressing the jiury, said was an extremely sad case. The poor fellof was going to cross the line or walk down on W line, and a coal train coming up. It was car tainly foolish for him to walk on the line wheTO the train was coming. When it came behind biSIIt no doubt he mistook the whistle for the coal train, and it came upon him in an instant and be didn't hear it. Under the ci=u=twegs the Coroner thought "the jury should have DO a difficulty in arriving at the verdict that the affair was a pure accident. The jury concurred and a verdict of accidental death was returned. | -< A juryman, an official of the Railway Com- ,'f' pany, stated that he had been instructed bf | his eompauy to say that the unfortunate feCdO, bad no right to be on the railway at aU. Dr Hamlen-Wil"me said he believed they had a verbal permit. They had to make use 01 tV line from one cover to the other, but they di-ti not shoot on the Company's land. < The official said he had no knowledge of We peimission whatever. Dr HamlenWilliams: I think the jury knowo there is a footpath crossing Gelliwhion wbicb II takes you across the line. A juryman said be thought there was a rigbt; of way near the spot where the accident oC-- curred. Dr Williams: This poor unfortunate keep'' v of mine, I have no doubt, took a short cut boioa to his breakfast, and got confused between tb6 two traans. At this point the discussion as W the right of way ended, the official intimatiig j, that he was a stranger to the district himself- -+-

THEATRE ROYAL, CARDIFF.

EMPIRE, PONTYPRIDD.1.

ORGANISATION uF THE TRADES…

PONTYPRIDD, BERW ROAD, AND…

FUNERAL OF A COLLIERY MANAGER…

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Funeral of Mrs. Francis Carr,…

REVERSING THE POPULAR NOTION.…

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