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I I Miners Not Coolies.'I

National Labour Conference…

Dowlais Tragedy.I


Dowlais Tragedy. I LABOURER COMMITTED FOR TRIAL ON I MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE. Merthyr magistrates on Friday committed Michael Connor (33), a Dowhiis labourer, for trial at the next Assizes on a charge of man- slaughter respecting his landlady, Elizabeth Connell (62), a widow of Cross-street. Prisoner was represented by Mr. E. Roberts, solicitor, Dowlais, and pleaded 11 Not guilty." The alleged affray took place on Saturday, April 21. The Friday following Connor was charged at the Merthyr Police-court with un- lawfully wounding the woman Connell. On Monday week she died at the Merthyr General Hospital, and at the inquest on Wednesday week a verdict of Death from meningitis was i-ettirned; Mary Connell, the seven-year-old grand- daughter of the dead woman, said Connors and another lodger, Sullivan, began to quarrel. Sul- livan was knocked down and Connors threw a cup at him. On her grandmother intervening Connors pushed her into the fire-place and hit her with a saucepan on the head. Dr. F. G. Lewis, who dressed the woman wounds before her admission to hospital, said in cross-examination that the cut might have been caused by a fall against a, hard susbtance or sharp e dge. Dr. S. U. Uresswell, who. operated upon her and conducted a post mortem examination, said death was due to meningitis. The examination revealed recent hemorrhage of the cerebrum. Replying to the Stipendiary, the doctor said there would have been no meningitis if there had been no operation, and the operation would not have been necessary if it had not been for the alleged blow. But in his opinion she would have died soon because of this hemorrhage. P.S. Davies said that when on Wednesday week a charge of feloniously killing or slaying Elizabeth Connell was read over to prisoner, he replied: "I never hit her with anything." The Stipendiary considered there was a prima Facie case made out against prisoner and com- mitted him for trial as stated above. Later in the day Connors was bailed out on two sureties (his own and another) of t20 each.



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