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Fatalities. THE SKETTY CYCLING ACCIDENT. Mr Charles Owen, M.A., headmaster of the Merthyr County School, who wet with a serious accident, when he was knocked down by a cyclist, at Sketty, succumbed on Saturday. On Monday, Mr Viner Leeder held an inquest on the body. Mr J. Owen, deceased's brother, said he had I been in indifferent health for a long time and went to Sketty for a holiday. Dr A. L. Perkins, who attended deceased, paid he found him suffering from shock, and there was a wound over the left eyebrow, a sprained wrist, and bruises over the left and right thigh. He was perfectly rational, and said the cyclist was in no way to blame. He added, I am afraid it was more my stupidity." He improved daily until the Friday when he was out. On the following Wednesday a relapse took place and witness found facial paralysis on the left side. On Thursday convulsive movements came on, and witness sent for Dr Elsworth. The next morning Mr Owen was very much worse, and died on Saturday. On Sunday morning, in company with Dr Elswortb, a post-mdrtem examination was made. There was considerable wafer in the brain-hydrocephalus- and that, in his opinion, was quite sufficient, precipitated with the shock, to cause death. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with • -She medical evidence. BOATING DISASTER. Six lives were lost in a terrible boating disaster on Lough Neagh. about 10 miles from Lurgan, on Tuesday night. Seven young ladies and gentlemen went out in a boat from Kinnego in the evening and were returning home by moonlight when the ,craft overturned. Six of the occupants were drowned, the only survivor being Miss Winifred Green (22), who with her sister, Dorothy, clung to ,the keel of the boat for six hours, until it drifted to within 200 yards of xlrdmore Point, when they attempted to swim ashore. Dorothy, the younger girl, soon sank from exhaustion, but Miss Green reached the shore and crawled to a house near, when she collapsed. On the Wednesday she was able to to give some account of the disaster. Dorothy Green was on her holidays from school in Wales. On Tuesday morning she had received news that she bad passed the Oxford local examination with honours, and her headmaster wrote that she was a credit to her school and to I itier country. A RAILWAY MYSTERY. I An inquest was held on Monday at the Herefordshire General Hospital touching the death of Frederick Warrall, 30, head-waiter at the <City Restaurant. Birmingham, who was found on Wednesday morning, at Hereford, in an open > railway wagon, part of a goods express train from Manchester, with his legs and arms broken and weak from loss of blood. An open verdict was returned. SHOOTING ACCIDENT. I Colonel Henry Darlington, of the 1st Volunteer I 'Battalion Manchester Regiment, a solicitor, practising at Wigan, met with a tragic death on Monday, at his residence, near Chorley. He took out a gun to shoot birds and rabbits in his garden, and was shortly afterwards found with his head shattered, and the guu lying between his legs. PLAYING WITH MATCHES. I Mr M. Roberts-Jones, district coroner, held an inquest at Nash, near Newport, on Mondav, as to the death of a little child, named Archie Leonard 'Webb, between two and three years of age, the son of Mr Webb, Old House Farm. Nash. On Saturday morning the child went into the • garden and whilst playing with some matches set jjhis clothes on fire. His mother, attracted by the ecreams, ran out, and subdued the flames, but by this time the boy had been ex'ensively burnt from -the head to the calf of his leg. Dr Hurley was sent for and dressed the injuries, but the child ,died the same evening about six o'clock. In the result the jury returned a verdict of death from shock," following injuries by 'burns. THE BANE OF CIGARETTE SMOKING. At an inquest at Oalcworth, near Keighley, on Wednesday, on the body of Percy Green, aged "13, evidence showed that the lad was an habitual cigarette smoker, and inhaled the smoke. A delicate youth, his vitality had been lowered, and chronic poisoning had been set up. He died in a state of coma, following violent convulsions. The îjury found that death was due to natural cauees, (accelerated by cigarette smoking. THE PENALTY OF TRESPASSING. An inquest was held on Monday at the Railway Tun, Marshfield (before Mr M. Roberts-Jones, ,dit.rict coroner), touching the death of William Williams, a farm labourer, aged 35, whose body was found terribly mangled on the Great Western Bailwav between St. Mellon's and Marshfield, on Saturday night. The jurv found that deceased was accidentally 'killed whilst trespassing on the Great Western iRailway. FELL FROM HIS BICYCLE. A London gentleman named Roberts, visiting tthe Norfolk Broads, was cycling from Stalham to palling on Saturday, his wife riding in a trailer at the back of his machine, when he suddenly fell and on the arrival of a medical man life was ^pronounced to be extinct. Mr Roberts was about ,eo years of age.

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