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I THREE IN A TENT I FATAL SEQUEL TO A lANDORE DEBAUCH An inquest was held before the Borough Coroner on Wednesday evening on the body of Michael Suilivan, Greenhill- etreet, who was found dead in a watch- tent in Neath-road, Landore, on Sunday morning. Mr. Hield represented the Cor- poration, and Mr. Henry Thompson in- terested parties. Thomas Sullivan, 7, Charles-street, chemical wor ker, a brother, said deceased was a pedlar, but had been labouring in the dry dock. David John Mevrick, employed at the Cameron Hotel, said he left home to go to work just before 11 o'clock last Sunday morning, and went down Station-road to get a oar. Some road repairs were in pro- gress, and, as no car was in sight, he went to the watoh tent to inquire. He saw three maen sitting on seats inside, talking. Deceased, one of the men, told him a car would be down in five minutes. The men were not sober. While waiting for the car witness saw one of theu-i falling out of the tent. He struck the fire dovil out- side and cut his eye. Witness helped him back, and another of the men who tried lo assist him fell down. Witness helped them both up, and set all the men on their seats again. Replying to the Coroner, witness oold he eaw three flagons of beer in the tent, but ao whisky. George Dickson, Pontyglasdwr-fitreet, night watchman, said he had known Sulli- van for 30 years, and the other men (llogan) only Jor a few days. Sullivan and Hogan joined him between 8.0 and 9.0 on Sunday morning. It was just a chance call. Witness admitted he had had something to drink during the night, and the other men had each brought a flagon, the contents of which were equally divided. Coroner: How long did it take you to consume that lot? Witness: Not many minutes, sir. Continuing, he said that about 10 o clock he -fetched coliae whisky, and he and Hogan had tea with the whisky, but deceased pre- ferred it neat. He did not recollect Mey- jack inquiring about the tram; nor had he any recollection of seeing Sullivan tail out. After drinking the whisky, all was a complete blank to him. John Hogan, 17, Greenhill-street, lab- ourer, agreed with the last witness. He did not remember being asked about the tram. jtr Coroner: Do you remember whether Sullivan was a willing drinker? Witness: Very willing, sir. None of yoa are to blame for the state he got irL-tO" (), sir. Sergt. Hayes said that on Sunday morning he was informed that there were thrqe drunken men in the tent. He found the canvas partially down, and, looking inside, he saw on the left the watchman Dixon lying on his back. On the right, a little further in, the man Hogan was lying on his right side, with his knees drawn up. In the centre, with his head near the buttocks of Di:«>n, was the deceased Sullivan, lying with his face downwards. Witness picked Sullivan up, and, after a casual examination, came to the conclusion that he was dead. The other men were in a helpless state of drunkenness. They were conveyed to the police station. Dr. Hubert Thomas was sent for, and pronounced Sullivan to be dead. Witness produced an empty whisky bottle, with the neck broken off, and empty beer flagons. Answering the coroner, witnees eaid there was no sign of a scuffle. Dr. Hubert Thomas said that when he made has exarainatiton death had not taken place more than half-an-hour. The lips were livid, and the dark violet ap- pearance of the face and neck, and the eve pcotruding, indicated signs of a blockage of the air passages. There wae also a superficial scratch on the forehead. In a post-mortem Sn Monday, he found no disease, but the heart was gorged with blood above the average. That was con- sistent with death from asphyxia, to which he attributed death. The Coroner: It seems to me he was looking for trouble and found it. The jury returned a verdict in accord- ance with the medical evidence.

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