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CHILD BURNED TO DEATH; CORONER'S INQUEST." An inquest was held at the New Inn, Watton, in this town, yesterday ^Friday), beiore Henry Maybery, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jory* of which Mr. Edward Williaiu3, Watton, was fortt. man, on the body of Samuel Th unas Leonard, six years of a,,e, the child of IIjury William Leonard, messenger at the Brecon and Merthyr Railway Office. Mary Leonard said that she put tbeir 3 children to bed about six oMock on Thursday highfc that she went d >wn stiiirs she soou afterwards heard some screaming upstairs; when she got to the first youngest child, and on the top of. the st-cund she riiefc her eld-sst child with his night close all burot red with the "fire he had a halipeony given to him/two or three days ago, when he went to bed he placed the coin, on the mantel-piece after she left the room, he got up to. get it, and by so d dag his ii'ttlo night dresa Caught fire one of the other children told me this: Doctor-Talfourd Jones stated tint the father of the deceased child called upon him and he had some lotion to apply to the child; he visited tb. child shortly afterwards and saw that it was burnt: from the ancles to the chin and for general infor- mation he, would tell them that in: such .occaOlipuI they used linseed oil and lime wat, which is the best things to apply to any person under tuck cir- cumstances. i The Jury returned a verdict MThat by the child rising to reach a halfpenny from the qiantd)* I bicu piece its night dress caught tire, w cause of his death," remarking that if there had been'a wire fire guard there the child would he living, which we hope will be a caution to the public at large..i „


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