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From: "G & J Cunningham" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 21:52:05 +1000
Perhaps below is why they do not appear on the indexes. Found it in the
Majorca News, but apparently taken from Punch.
http://www.oldnewscopy.com "It's Old News!"
Majorca News, January 2, 1864, page 2.
Mr. John Batchelor, Avoca, the pound-keeper, has held an inquest, with great
satisfaction to the neighbourhood. In charging the jury he stated that it
was with some experience he directed them that the deceased must have died
either of pleuro-pneumonia or fluke, but his attention having been drawn to
the fact that the subject of the inquiry was a human being, he consented to
call in medical testimony, when it appeared that the defunct had succumbed
to delirium tremens, a complaint to which quadrupeds seldom fall a prey. The
worthy coroner, John Batchelor Esq., apologised, stating that it was not his
fault, but Grant's, that the Government had appointed him to a business
which he did not understand._
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