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1Octogenarian's Death. --0-

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1 Octogenarian's Death. -0- I INQUEST ON THE BODY. Mr. W. W. Brodie conducted an inquest at Glenalla Cliapel Schoolroom on Saturday, touching the death of Thomas Griffiths, Swan- sea, Road, who died at the Hospital on Friday, as the result of injuries sustained a week ago. 1 Mrs. Griffiths, wife of the deceased, gave evidence of identification, and said her hus- band was 79 years of age. He was formerly employed as a gamekeeper and woodman. On the 20th of last months she went upstairs, leaving her husband in the kitchen. Before going she put a pan on the fire. Deceased, who was sitting near by appeared to he quite well and comfortable. When she returned, a quarter of an hour later, her husband was lying on the floor. The pan had also fallen from the fire. Mary Jones, barmaid at the Thomas Arms Hotel, said that while her grandmother was upstairs witness heard a noise downstairs, as though something had fallen down. She sub- sequently found the deceased on the floor. She was of the opinion that he had fallen whilst trying to lift the p?n from the tire. Deceased was able to speak, but he did not tell her how the accident happened.. Thomas Griffiths, son of the deceased, said his father and told him that he had a crack on his leg( and, .pointing to his wife, lie said, "It was through yon I had this." The Coroner: Did lie give you any explana- tion with regard to that remark?—I took no notice of it. Dr. Samuel Williams, who attended the de- ceased, said lie had an extensive bruise on the right thigh, which, he believed, had been fractured. Death was due to bronchial pneu- monia and heart failure, which was accelera- ted by the accidcnt. Griffiths was re-called, and asked by the jury •whether any wilful neglect was attributed to Mrs. Griffiths. The Coroner: He has given in evidence the words that were made use, of by the deceased. It will be for the jury and myself to draw our own conclusions. The conclusion I have come to is that the meaning of that rather peculiar expression was to the effect that while Mrs. Griffiths was out of the room, he (deceased) had to look after the pan, and had an accident by doing so. I don't think any accusation was made against her. (To witness) Did you think your father made a charge against your mother? Witness: No. He meant that the pan was not safe on the fire. The Coroner, in summing up, said that from the evidence it did not seem that there was any neglect on the part of the mother or the daughter. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, and exonerated the mother and daughter from all blame.

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