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Police-Sergeant's Gruesome…

An Eye-Witness Who Warned.

" A Good Samaritan."

What tfee Motorist Saw.

" Oh, Dear " !

Jlontgomeryshire Divorce Suit.

Journalists' Union.


The Inquest.

IA Son's Testimony.

The Widow's Evidence.


The Widow's Evidence. A TEARFUL SCENE. Alice Jones The Coroner called the name. I The police sergeant went out of the room. There was a silent pause of painful expectation. Then the sound of footsteps. Then there appeared a woman, dressed in mourning. She was the widow of the Brooks blacksmith, and leading her was her sister-in-law, Mrs Collins, Brook-street, Welshpool. The poor woman uttered a deep sigh as she came on the scsne, and cried pitifully. This juryman's eyes, that juryman's eyes became dim with tears. Mrs Alice Jones, in trembling voice, repeated after the Coroner, "I swear by Almighty God, &c., &c. and then the Foreman broke the spell for a second with a kind query: Will you allow the witness to sit down, Mr Coroner ? A chair was fetched by a ready policeman, and, seated, the witness answered the Coroner's ques- tions about her deceased husband, 44 years of age. The body is that of your husband ? Sobbing, the witness whispered Yes." Whom you last saw alive when ?—Monday morning. A pin might have been heard drop in the Court- room. Amid the oppressive silence, batween each answer and the next question, the scratching of the Coroner's pen on the depositions could be plainly heard. Where was he then?-At home. The Coroner (to the Jury): Can you hear, gentlemen ? A chorus of sympathetic voices Yes! Did he leave shortly after ?—Yes. For where?—Welshpool. "HOW HE GOT BACK." And the first thing you heard was ?--That he was killed Was that last night P-Yes. What time ?—-From 7 to 8; I can't say exactly. Would you describe your husband as a strong, "Y healthy man ?-He hadn't been these last two years. He had been suffering from diabetes for the last two years. He was very much better now. But was he m his average health yesterday morning ?—Much better. Was he a sober man ? At this question the widow paused in her grief, and sighed audibly, but did not speak. How do you say, Mrs Jones," pressed the Coroner, evoking a reply from Mrs Collins, He wasn't drunk, Sir! >> "She must reply said the Coroner sternly. And then the witness found strength to say, He liked a drop of beer! Would you call him a moderate man?— Moderate. He wasn't a sober man, but he wa3 moderate in his habits ?—Yes. The Coroner (to the police) She can go outside for a short time, but mustn't leave the building. The Foreman: How did Mr Jones get to Welshpool ? Witness: He started from home walking. I don't know if he walked all the way. The Coroner: I don't think it really matters, because we are dealing with how he got back.

Grief-Stricken Father's Story.

The Steerer's Story.

The Coroner's Charge.

i i Verdict: " Purely Accidental."

Stitch in Time.