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Sudden Death in Gartlett.


Sudden Death in Gartlett. On Saturday afternoon. Mr H. J. E. Price, coroner, held an inquest at Cartlett, on the body of Win. Thomas (17), a printer employed temporarily at Mr LI. Brigstocke's, and a native of Carmarthen, who died suddenly the previous evening. Mrs Sullivan, who had known deceased many years, gave evidence of identification, aud said he was a man of intemperate habits. Alice Colwell deposed that deceased had lodged at her house since October 4th, and remained there until his death. He appeared in good health, but had been drinking heavily during the last week. He came home from work on Thursday and went to bed. Av itness asked him next morning how he was and he replied that he would get up after a time, and this lie did about 2,,30, at the time looking very ill. Later on m the evening he sat down in a chair, and appeared as if in a fit. Wituess sent for the doctor. She was with him the whole of the time, and lie was bicnthmg- when the doctor arrived, Dr. Wdhams deposed that lie was of opinion deceased ched from syncope due to failure of the action ot the heart, caused by exhaustion from lack ot food, and probably lack of his usual quantity of liquor. Deceased smelt of drink. A verdict in accordance with the medical evidence was returned.