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THE DEATH OF A CYCLIST AT PRESTATYN. JURYMAN AND CORONER. On Wednesday afternoon Mr. F. Llewelyn Jones, deputy-coroner for Flintshire, held an inquest at the Railway Hotel, Prestatyn, touch- ing the death of Arthur Holland Hooley, of Oakfield, Stockport, who died suddenly while cycling at Prestatyn on Tuesday.—The Coroner's Officer said he was sorry to have to report that one of the jurymen (Mr. Morris Williams) refused to give his name on being summoned, alleging that as he was over 60 years of age he was exempt.—The Coroner: There is no such rule. Anyone can be called on a coroner's jury. Take the book, please.—Mr. Morris Williams: No; I am within my rights, and I claim to be exempted.—The Coroner: You have been called, and I must swear you.—Mr. Morris Williams: I object to being sworn.—The Coroner: If you refuse, I shall simply fine you.—Mr. Morris Williams You have not the power, sir; there is a rule by which all over 60 years of age are exempt.—The Coroner: There is no such rule; it is only your own idea. If you refuse to act I shall have to take steps to compel you.—The juryman then submitted to being sworn.—Miss Emma Hooley, aunt, of the deceased, said that the decased was on a visit to Prestatyn, and about 12 o'clock on Tuesday was cycling, when he slipped off in an exhausted condition and died immediately.— Mr. Thomas Hooley, father of the deceased, said his son four years ago met with an accident, by which he was nearly drowned, and he had since suffered from weakness of the heart, although latterly he seemed to be recovering.-Dr. Griffiths deposed to making an external examination of the body, and from the appearances had no doubt that the deceased died from heart disease.—The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

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