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IEDBUBY BOARD OF GUARDIANS.…

LEDBURY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.

II-TEACHERS' STRIKE OYER.

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I NATIONAL SERVICE LEAGUE.

I-INQUEST AT LEDBURY.

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I INQUEST AT LEDBURY. Agedi Woman's Fall on Christmas Day. On, Friday last an inquest was held ilk the Board-room of the Ledbury Workhouse* concerning the cteath of Lawa Phillips, widow, aged 71 years, of Oakland cottages, Wellington Heath, who died im the Wosk- house Infirmary on Thursday in last week. Mii, T Hutchiusoo (Coroner fo* the Division) conducted the inquiry, and the jury were empanelled as follows :—Messrs A C Lewis (foreman), F Bolwell, F Barbourne, T J Warren. T W Gurney, T Lane, senr., 0 E Marks, E W Palmer, W Morris, A Walters, E J Allen, and J Davis. Emma Hurdman, of Stone Cottage, Wel- lington Heath, wife of John Hurdman, said on Christmas Day last about 7 p.m., she was on her way to visit a friend, and when pass- ing the Oakland cottages she beard groans coming from the house occupied by the deceased. Witness went to the gate and there found the deceased lying on the ground outside her cottage door. Witness asked what was the matter, and deceased replied that she bad fallen down and could not get up. Assistance was obtained and deceased was lifted into the house. When witness went to the gate deceased was on her knees trying to regain her feet, but was unable to do so. The parish nurse was sent for, and Nurse Laxton, of Ledbury, came and attended deceased, who was the widow of Samuel Phillips, a farm labourer. Wit- ness had known deceased, who was in her 72nd year, for over five years. Nurse Laxton stated that she was the parish nurse for the Wellington Heath neighbourhood and lived at Ledbury. About 8 p.m. on December 25 she was called to Wellington Heath to attend the deceased. Witness examined her and found that she had sustained an injurv to her left leg, just above the ankle. Witness dressed the injured limb, and stayed with deceased for an hour and a half. Dr McKean. of Led- bury, was sent for, and deceased was sub- sequently removed to the Cottage Hospital. Dr McKean, registered practitioner, Lad- bury, and he saw the decased on December 26. and found she was suffering from a broken leg. There was also an abrasion on her back. Witness ad vised her removal to the Cottage Hospital, where the deceased remained for about three weeks, when she was removed to the Union. Witness attended deceased until she was brought to the Union. There was no improvement in her general condition right from the first. Deceased suffered from bed sores, and at length septic poisoning set in, with the result that she gradually sank and died. She received every attention, and death took place as the result of the inj ury received. The jury returned a verdict of Acci- dental death."

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