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I/ANDLORD DIES iJTHOSPETAV ' An inquiry wag opened thig niprjung, by Coroner T. Gresham, into, the singu-, : lar circumstances \yhieb, preceded the' , death of Benjamin" -who died yesterday in the Auckland-HoapitaJ from injuries received a fortnight ago. Mores, it appears, kept a boardingI house, and a fortnight ago last Saturday, had. occasion to enter one of the ; rooms of a disturbance 'wliieh three of the lodgers were causing. Mores, spoke to the men,, find, said he s \fQu]d have no loafers in his place," -whereupon, ■ it is alleged, one of the men threw a' bottle at his head. Mores received a nasty -wound and. -was assisted into the yard. . ._' i• ;, The deceased had his injury bound up, but a "week ago 'his head began to trouble him and last Friday he was admitted to the hospital. An operation showed that the skull -was fractured, and that a splinter of bone pressing on the hrain had caused an abscess Jfores was unconscious after the operation and died yesterday. . > ■' At the inquest Mary Casseroni "Mores, the deceased's widow, statedthat her husband was a native of Switzerland. She last saw him alive in jthe hospital on Saturday. , ■■ The Coroner: After the occurrence, o! a fortnight ago took place, was 'your husband able to give you. an account ol what happened?— Yes. The inquiry was adjourned for a wedtto enable the police to make further. in> quiries.

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BOARDINGHOUSE BRAWL., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 75, 29 March 1909

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BOARDINGHOUSE BRAWL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 75, 29 March 1909

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