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DRUSK OR DYING. t

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DRUSK OR DYING. t Mr. Bedford has held an inquest, at Cllaring. cross Hospital, on the body of Mr. Janjes Smith, aged thirty-eight years, a gentleman who died under the following circumstances :—Mr. "William Smith said the deeea^d was his brother. He last saw him alive about six o'clock on Friday evening, when he com- plained of illness, and stated he had had a fit in the street. He, however, left shortly afterwards in ap- parent good health. Police constable Thompson said that on Friday, about half-past seven, when on duty in St. James's-street, he saw the deceased Ij, ing on the pavement. He seemed to be drunk, and in answer to a question sang Tommy, make room for your uncle, and said part of the Lord's Prayer. A stretcher was procured, and he was conveyed to the "V ine-street station, charged with drunkenness, and placed in a cell. Mr. Skeates, inspector, said that he saw the deceased brought into the station on a stretcher. He did not give any address, and appeared to be drunk, and witness ordered him to be placed in a cell. On visiting him about nine o'clock he found the deceased In a slight fit, and breathing heavily. The divisional surgeon, who had been called in, ordered the re- moval of tlil, deceased to the hospital. Mr. Kodwell, resident medical officer at the hospital, said he saw the deceased about ten o'clock. He was quite insensible, and remained so till he died the next morning. The post-mortem, shewed that death arose from apoplexy from disease of the brain, from natural causes. Apoplexy might resemble drunken- ness, but in this case lie was of opinion that drunken- ness had nothing to do with the cause of death. The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.

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