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"The Beggar's Petition."

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Bedwellty District Council.

Dangers of the -Mine.\

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Dangers of the Mine. FATAL ACCIDENTS AT BARGOED AND NEW TREDEGAR. Mr. R. J. Rhys (district coroner) held an in- quest on Monday morning at the Hanbury Hotel, Bargoed, concerning the death of Robt. James Howell, who was killed on the previous Tuesday night whilst working in the South Pit of the Powell Duffryn Colliery, Bargoed. Robert Gambel said he was working with the deceased, and they were cutting out some old timber. The framing and stuff above it fell on them, knocking both of thsm down. Witness was under the fall about ten minutes, but it was an hour and a half before the deceased could be extricated. In the work they were engaged upon, they had used the "bully," which was safer for such work than the hatchet, which, however, the witness did use for a little while. Witness put up the framing himself about eighteen months before.—David Griffiths (night fireman)-3aid that Gambel was a careful .and competent workman.—In summing up, the Coroner congratulated Gambel on his marvel- lous ercapc, and said the evidenoe clearlv show- ed that it was a case of misadventure.—Mr. D. M. Yorwerth, foreman of the jury, said that they were agreed that it was a case of acci- dental death.—The deceased, who was 27 years of age, has left a widow and four children. A second inquest was held later by Mr. R. J. Rhys at the Gwerthonor Hotel. Gilfach, concerning the death of loan Davies, who was killed on Friday whilst working at the East Elliott Pit. New Tredatzar.-E, van Davios (bro- ther) gave evidence of "identification, and said deceased was 39 years of age, and had worked practically all his life as a collier. Deceased left a wife and one child.—David Jones eaid he worked next to the deceased, and the accident occurred about 9 a.m. on Friday. Witness at the time was working by himself, and heard a fall. He ran out of his working place, and asked whether Davies was all right. Getting no a.nswer, he went to the place and called Willie Davies. Witness did not look to see what had happened, as he was too frightened. -Willie Davie-s said he was working a litlle way from the deceased. David Jones called him, and witness went to the place and found deceased lying on the road between the light and the cog. There was a 6tone on deceased's legs, and another stone lying close to his head, and blood on it and on the ground near. Witness picked up the decea»5ed, and found he had a wound above his left eye, from which he was bleeding About ten minutes before the accident happened, he was told that deceased was going to pull out an old broken post. Wit- ness thought as deceased was pulling at the post, a fall of some small stones must have oc- curred, a.nd that deceased, in trying to avoid them, jumped back, «nd»ft Stone falling on his legs had caused him to fall back and strike hia head against another stone.—Moses Gulliver (fireman) said he was not near when the acci- dent occurred, and by the time he got to the place deceased had been released. It was a broken post which deceased was removing, but whether there was anything resting 'upon it he could not eay. When witness got to tho place, the post was in a slanting position in the debris. Shortly after the man had been got out, a further quantity fell. Witness could not say what purpose deceased had in removing the post.—Mr. Wilcox (manager) showed by a plan of the working where and how the accident happened.—A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned.

MynyddisKvyn Urban District.

"A Bundle of Nerves."I

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IGas v. Electricity.

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