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The Inquest in the Case of James Smith The investigation into the cause of the death of James Smith, who died from the effects of In juries received during a riot on the 4th of July, was resumed yesterday, Aiaerman maruu acting for the Coroner. Eighteen witnesses were examined, most of whom testified te the riot, bub not one could give any Information leading to a trace of the person who threw the ( stone which struck Smith. Only two persons were named as having been recognized aa the active participants in the riot, both of whom are under bail to answer. According to the testimony, several policemen arrived at the scene of the riot during Its height, and took refuge in an aUey, from which they did not go until after Smith wa? struck down and the rioters were moving off. Not ones arrest was made at the time. One of the witnesses said that he could net name some of the men he had seen throw! rg stones, but he had seen them since at a fire In the district. Th4 jury rendered the following verdict: That James Smith came to his death by injuries: inflicted by some person unknown, during a riot between the adherents or members of the Good - Will Hose and Spring Garden Engine Companies, near Twentieth and Callow - bill streets, on the afternoon of the Fourth of July.