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A BRAVE LITTLE GIRL. I An inquest as to the death of Percy Dupoix (4), son of Chas. Dupoix, engine-driver, Holidav Tetrace, Griffithstown, was held by Mr W. J. Everett, deputy-coroner, on Saturday afternoon. Chas, Dupoix. father of the deceased, said that his son died on Friday morning in consequence of injuries sustained on Thursday afternoon. Polly Chapman, nine years of age, said that a little before two o'clock on Thursday afternoon the deceased and herself were going to school. They had got opposite the Board Schools, when she saw a mineral water cart coming down the hill, and deceased, who was in the middle of the road, was knocked down by the wheel. She caught hold of him tind tried to pull him away, but the cart struck her a violent blow over the eye and threw her down into the road. She did not remember anything more afterwards, as she be- came very dizzy. W. Powis. haulier for Messrs Williams, mineral water manufacturers, Newport, said he was lead- ing the horse down the hill oppusite the Griffiths- town Board Schools when the accident happened. There were about 30 or 40 children on the road, and be was occupied in seeing they did not get in the way of the cart. He did not see the deceased, who was oil the other side of the cart, but hetrd a scream. He went round, and found the lad lyiag under the cart, the wheel having passed over the side of his head. Witness at once picked him up and carried him home, aud then went in search of Dr O'Keeffe. He was not at home, but during the time witness was away, another doctor had been called in. He then proceeded to Pontypool aud in ormed the police of the accident. The foreman (Mr Thomas) and several of the jurymen remarked that they would like to see the little trirl get something for her bravery in trying to pull the lad from underneath the wheel. Mr Thomas informed the Coroner that the very bad black eye which the little girl had was the result of the blow she received from the cart while trying to drag the boy away. The Coroner said he quite concurred in all that had been said with regard to the bravery of the girl, and he would do all that lay in his power to obtain a medal for her. A verdict of Accidental Death was returned, the driver being exonerated from all blame. The foreman aud several of the jury handed their fees to the little girl in appreciation of the bravery she had displayed.

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