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EXTRAORDINARY AND MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR IN MILE-END. An inquiry was held by Mr. Humphreys, coroner, at the Crown, and Sceptre Tavern, Charles-street, Mile- end Old Town, on Wednesday, relative to the death, under very singular circumstances, of two new-born children, the illegitimate offspring of a young woman named Emily Warner. Jane Warner, a widow residing at 8, St. James- street, Mile-end, said that the two deceased were the children of her daughter Emily, a bead-worker, who was in her twentieth year. On Saturday night, between eleven and twelve o'clock, witness, her daughter Emily, and her youngest daughter Hannah, aged ten, went to bed together in the same bed. Witness did not know that the elder girl had gone wrong. Daring the night Emily asked for a drink of water, saying she did not feel well; witness gave it to her, and. fell asleep. On Sun- day morning when she awoke, Emily said thatsne could not get up, for something had happened. Wit- ness then found the two deceased children in the bed, dead. She put. them at onca into an empty Pali> ancl fetched a doctor. I a cross-examination by the coroner, it was elicited that witness had Buspected something was wrong with her daughter, but when she positively denied that it was BO witness believed her imp icifcly• No baby-elothes were prepared. Witness h not heard anything during the night, and th ren certainly dead when she awoke in tha m Ding. Wit- ness knew that her daughter kept company with a young man named Richard Waits. Mr. F. J. Riley said that he was called in, and told that the girl had had a miscarriage. When he de- manded to see the children, a pail was produced half full of water, and in it he |ouncl two fully-developed male children, quite dead. ne post-mortem examina- tion showed that the tongues and eyas protruded, and there was marked lividity. If the children had been born alive he should attribute their deaths to suffoca- tion or strangulation, .but he could not undertake to say that they had been born alive. If there had been proper attendance, &c., there was no reason why they i?(hould not have oeen barn alive. He hardly thought it possible that Mrs. Warner could have been in the same bed while theohiliJren were born and have known Aotfciicg about it; but there was one case on record in which such a thicg was said to have occurred. An bour and a half was the average time that elapsed between the birth of twins. There was no reason why the deceased children should not have lived. Tnc coroner having reariarkad apon the case, The jury returned a verdict, "That the deceased children were found dead in a bed; that there was no raAKoa why they should not have been born alive; but unse? wha.t eirouwstancea, they oftme by their deaths the evidence failed to grove."

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