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BRISTOL TBFTBEIT. MRS. PARSONS' STORY BROWN INQUEST RESUMED Oil the evening of Saturday, February 22, at a hctiee in Stoney-hill, Park-row, Bristol, Francis Arthur Brown, aged 21, is alleged to have shot Mary Ann Parsons, aged 24, of Cardiff, and then to have shot himself. Upon two occasions the coroner (Mr. J. G. Doggett) sa/t, to hear the evidence as to what occurred, but the inquest has had to be adjourned in consequence of the condition of Mrs. Parsons, who alone knew the whole 6tory. Deceased was the eon of the proprietor of MRS. PARSOS. the Drawbridge Hotel, and the statement has been made that years ago Mrs. Parsons, who was a tailoress, kept company witb hiru. They wore parted, however, and ITZ3 Pa rsoJis, whose maiden name was lHa I married a Cardiff man. At the opening of the inquest evidence of identification alone was heard, and on the 10th of March, to which date it was ad- journed, another postponement had to take place, Mrs. Parsons being still unable to undergo the ordeal of the witness-box. She has since been recuperating atl a nursing home. This afternoon the final sta-.e of the inquest was reached, and Mrs. Parsons appeared at the coroner's court, attended by two nurses. She was attired in black, and wore a heavy veil, beneath which, however, the pa-llor of her face could readily be seen. There was a large crowd outside the court, where several police were stationed, a demonstration of some sort having been anticipated. Only those connected with the case or rela- tives of those connected with it were admitted to the court. MRS. PI\RSONS' STORY 7,fr. Mary Ann Parsoins said her husband was John Philip Parsons. They lived a.t 10, U'trielly-street, jSplott, Cardiff, her husband being a commission agent. The Coroner: You were acquainted with the deceased, Arthur Francis Brown?—Yes; I knew him several years ago, when I was living in IJristol, but I had not seen him recently. You formed a friendshi.p with him?—Yes, some years ago, and we walked out together for about a year. Continuing, Mrs. Parsons said sli4) then left Bristol, and some time afterwards: was mar- ried. (Proceeding.)

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