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SUDDEN DEATH OF A SEAMAN. ALCOHOLIC POISONING. James Cotton (38), a steward on board the ship Dunblane, lying beneath No. 29 tip at Barry new dock, was found dead in his bunk on Saturday morning. When he retired on the previous night he was apparently in his usual Mate ef health, and owing to his absence the cook (John Mardy) proceeded to his bunk, where he found the steward lif slose. The body was removed to the Mortuary, and on Monday morning an inquest was held before Mr E. B. Reece, cerener.—Evidence of identification was given by Mi Jenkin Evans, chief officer of the lÀip. Deceased came ou board on Friday sight about 11.30 in a very drunken state. When witness went to his bed, about two o'clock in the morning, deceased was lying on a settee, snoring aloud. At six o'clock the cook tried to wake deceased, who was then alive, but he failed to do, and at seven o'clock deceased was still in a deep slumber. An hour after- wards the chief engineer went below, and finding deceased cold, called witness, who discovered that he was dead. Cotton had only just joined the ship, but witness had known itiza for years as a very healthy man. addicted to drink.—John Moodie, the cook, gave evidence of his attempts to awaken deceased.— Dr Bray said, from an examination of the body, he was of opinion that death was due to eollapse from alcoholic poisoning.

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