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I - NEWCASTLE. I
[FROM OUR OORHB8VONLWKT 1 I
THE District Coroner held an inquest on Monday morning cn the be dy of William Bowles, found drowned in tho har
bi ur. From the evidenco of a waterman named Purcell, it, appeared that be found the body of tho deceased lying in tbo water near tho wharf on Sunday morning; aBaiatauoo was procured, and tho body brought ashore. The unfortu- nate deceased wnn anora (o bo a confirmed drunkard, and was last seen alivo at bolf-past te n o'olock on Saturday night. A pa«Bi nper on ono of the shipB saw him then very drunk, nnd declined to allow him to tako him in his l6at. Tbeiowns no ovidonco to «bow how tho docoased get into tho water. Tho jury roturnod a verdict " That do ceased was found drowned, but that there WBB no evidence to show how ho hnd fallen into the water."
An inquest was also held on Monday afternoon on the body of Richard Groves, at the Northumberland Hotel, Wallsend, before the District Coroner. It appeared from the evidence of George Clothier, that deceased, himself, and deceased's father and other son, proceeded down the Wallsend line some distance from the station at Wallsend. They placed a load of shingle billets on a trolly and set it in motion ; the trolly with three of the men was propelled, and it went on. The witness Clothier jumped off the trolly to shove it up a hill ; on going down the inclino the deceased jumped off, and before he could get out of the way the laden trolly passed over him, the principal weight passing over his back. The poor fellow was con- veyed to his home which is about a mile and a half from the scene of the acoident, and he died in great agony at half-past 11 the same night. The evidence of Dr. Schraeder went to show that death was caused from the internal injuries he had received, and the jury returned a verdict accordingly.
Tho Coionrr nlso hold nn inquest on Saturday, on tho bedy of n child 2J year« old, named Samuel James Foggon, fe und dend in a tunk on Friday last. A coal minor named Leo proved finding the body in n tank nour tho houso in which decensed lived. Tho ohild hnd boon missed, nnd after search had been made, tho tank having boon partially uncovered, suspicion was direoted towards it, and Leo went down and found the child thoro. Every moans waB adopted to restore nnimation, but without effoot. Tho jury returned n verdict of "Accidental drowning."
An accident happened at Hamilton, on Monday after- noon, to a minor, named Snmuol Jones, whioh at (¡rat waa thought to havo been moro serious than it has sinco turnod out to bo. It appeals (bat, while at work in No. 2 pit, a mass of cool fell, weighing 4 or 6 tons, jamming him between it and tho wall of tho working, just clearing his bedy, but shattering hi» leg. Ho woe oonveyed homo in nn insensible stale, but recovered shortly after. Dr. Reid bar.dnged (bo leg, nnd attended (o his other requirements,' nnd ho is now progressing ns favourably as could bo expected. '
Fobruary 17. _