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INQUEST.

[VRoit 'p?b; own Thursday, May: 7 ?

The' inquest torching the death of Robert Ferguson was held ,at ;the Courthouse this monring; tif tore -T. A. B. Barley, ' Esq , i$M;, w .acting CO "oner. .- ' '.' ■\. : '-'S., ■..'*'\ "' Grace VV. , Ferguson, widow of tile df ceased, said her late husband was Li years of age last May Ist. Shfe bad eeen him alive ab 7 a.m. on May scb wben he came into 1 the kitchen be appeared to be in bis usual health, Hβ spoke to her and went out agaiu no notice being taken of his as be often went over to the shop and did not come in for breakfast till 3 a.m. He bad had several seizures,, the last being about three month/ ago.

Charles Robert Ferguson, boo m the deceased, stated that he.found bij father in the lavatory shortly, after jjj a.m., when he appeared to.be dead He bad the body removed indoors, anS sent word to the police

Constable Whatman gwe evidence of baring been sent for about 8.15 a.m. to go-to Mr Fergason'9 He saw the body lying on the bed; Mr Ferguson appealed to be dea# although the body was still warm. EU sent for the doctor. Dr Pemberton said he had beet! sent for at about 8.80 a.m. He e> amined the body. There were no signs of violence, death having take? place about an hour p. ovioualjr, aoi had the appearance of having beep sudden, He had been r.ttending di-; ceased on and off for the -last tw| years Deceased was subject to fits, due to slight hemorrage on the broir\ During the last twelve months d? v ceased state of health had oecorfe worse. The cause of death was apiplexy. ! j The coroner returned >a verdict tha| death was. due to natural causes, ,yi? apoplexy. " ■ ■•' FUNERAL

The funeral of the la to Mr li. Fer guson took place at 10 am. on Tbur/ day morning, the body being to the Catholic Church, where Requiec) Macs was held, There wore many floral tributes from . relatives and friend'Among tboge who nklundeA at lie church besides deceased's family w&f Mrs Fanning, Mr B. Fanning, Mr and Mrs P. Fahey, Mr and Mrs <(• Noonan, Messrs W. Badford, /• Scoullar, T. Williams, T. Branki, and numerous others. Messrs fFahey, J. Miller, R Muir and j. Condon acted as pall bearers. )

The Recent Epidemics ijf Smallpox and Diphtheria* Would oertainly not have attained such priportions if the hygienic fact were true generally known that the disinfection of t c mouth by a reliable and harmless antisep fc is a great protecting factor againet all a 1 - ments where the infection is through tie kto&b o? respiratory traot. By putting thr 5 drops (Of SANPBR'S EUCALYPTI E • TACT, on a piece t oj jlQajf-eugar, .and allc • ing it to dissolve in the mouth, tjj'ajt ziavitj b thoroughly disinfected. The volatile nati c of BANDBB'S EXTBAOT makee it uenetrto crevice, SANDER'SJtXTBAOT is ot nauseoue nor • depressing like the come >n eucalyptus,. and possesses great antioe ;io power. By using SANDEB'S EaTKaBT you avoid the uncertain composition offce lozenge; you have the benefit ol :e etrongest antiseptic that oan be used \m safety, and the resalt ie protection fcom li infeotion,, ,

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INQUEST., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4394, 8 May 1914

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INQUEST. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4394, 8 May 1914

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