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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.

Grief-Stricken Father's Story.

The Steerer's Story.


The Steerer's Story. AFTER THE CRASH. Joseph Thomas, furniture remover, a member of firm of Messrs J E Thomas and Sons, Oswestry, followed his younger brother as witness. I was with my brother yesterday in charge of the motor (he said). About half-a-mile from Welsbpcol, it would be about half-past four- The Coroner: What happened ?-I heard a crash I was standing on the left hand side of the waggon steering. And I said to my brother What's that' Something gone wrong with the engine ? He said to me, There's an accident!" At the same time he was reversing the engine and applying the foot-break. The motor was stopped. I jumped down and went around the other side. I saw the trap turned over and the horse attached. On looking further to the back I saw the three lying on the floor. There were two lying down. And the other man was in a sitting position. One on top of the other By what I could see they were dead. The other was groaning in a sitting position, so I raised him up and carried him to the side of the road. And I lay him there. And I went to see the other two, and had to lift the fur off the girl's face, and, when I saw it, it was covered with blood. The Coroner: Did you assist with this man to the hospital ?-Yes, after I had helped the man with the horse out of the trap he was shouting. What rate were you going at ?—About five miles an hour. Would there be any means for you to have seen it coming without you going out of the cabin to look arouiid ?-If I had turned around on my seat I could see a long way back on the road, which I did occasionally to see if there was anything coming. I could d) that quite easily. HE TOOK EVERY CARE. Did you take ever.v precaution yesterday in driving thia motor?—Yes. Could you have tken apy more care ?-No, sir, because I was running all the way on the one side from Welshpool, knowing it was market day and there would be traps coming from Welshpool. Can you give any explanation as to how the accident happened ?-No, sir, nothing. Mr Albert Turner How do you see behind ? Is tliare any window ? According to this photo you couldn't see unless there is a bend in the road ?- If the road is straight I can see a long way. Doesn't this van behind the engine appear to be rather broader than the engine?—No, I don't think it is so wide as the engine. Unless there was a carve of some sort, it would be difficult; at any rate, you couldn't see ?-I couldn't it he was right close at the back. Mr McKenzie: Is this tarpaulin fixed to go over the engine?—Just'down this side. Mr Woosnam From the front of the engine to the end of the last van, is it 21 feet in length ? It would be about that. The length of the first van (which is fastened to the engine) ie about 13 feet, and the van at the end would be about two feet longer. It was a wet and stormy day?—Yes, a rough day—very windy. Nurse Blanche Elliot, matron at the Welshpool Nursing Institute, said that between half-past four and five p.m. on Monday she received the dead body of Corfield at the Institute. She could see no injuries except abrasions on the left side.

The Coroner's Charge.

i i Verdict: " Purely Accidental."

Stitch in Time.