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A SUDDEN DEATH

DUE TO HEART TROUBLE. On Saturday afternoon an impiest wa.s held at the morguo before Mr C. C. Graham, S.M. fdistrict coroner) to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the death of Herbert Maurice Hurreu, between 45 and 50 years of age. who dropped dead in Stuart street on Christmas Eve'. Sergeant M'Glone represented tho police. Dr Evans said he was called to the police, station, and there «<a\v the body of the deceased, fully clothed and life quite extinct. The next day witness made a post mortem examination of the body, and found evidences of calcareous degeneration in the aorta and the. pulmonary arteries diseased. Tho other organs of the body were congested, but healthy. There was no sign of hemorrhage into this brain. Tho cause of death was cardiac syncope, duo to atlienonia. of the pulmonary artery. Tom Gray, laborer, living at Frederick street, paid he v.-as going along Stuart street with a friend when they saw deceased lying on the pavement. They bathed his .head with water, but it had no

effect. After witness had tried to get a. doctor the police were called and removed deceased. .Faa Alurphy, licensee of the. Criterion Hotel, said he knew deceased, who wa<s a farm 'manager at Waikaka, Deceased, who had previously stayed at the hotel when in town, came there on December 24. when ho .seemed to bo in perfectly good health. Witness last saw deceased the same evening about a. quarter past 7. when he went out with a friend. Tho Coroner returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.

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A SUDDEN DEATH, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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A SUDDEN DEATH Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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