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Traver - Eagle. April 2. io89. i, awsaaaBa;MammmaanBg J...
Eagle. April 2. io89. i, awsaaaBa;MammmaanBg J TUS SJaATH OF yriLTBAVJEB, I k Th Ooroaxa Inquest ;ana diet. Vsjt - The laaaast to teauire Into the death of William Traver, who died oa Bunday night from Injuries received oa Saturday evening, March Srd, was held oa Meadty erasing at the ef Coroner Frost. 'The drat witness sworn wu George Bros, who testified that he wsa present whn Traver got hurt; William Btotm. Ruaaell Knapp aad Mrs. Traver were also present; standing oa the coraer of East Mansion aad' Mala street; Traver saked for tea cents; hi wife said, they shouldn't give It to him; Traver told her to go home aad not mike a fool of herself; after she repeated the request - aot to tether bus - hand have the money, he atruck her and kicked her: be alaped her with the fiat of hi hand; then the called for the police; Storm. Ksapp aad witness rushed to Interfere Interfere la behalf ot Mrs. Traver. but Storm reached Traver first and pushed him or struck him; deceased atruck hi foot agalast the curb, staggered bact, and fell oa the cross wslk, striking his heed ea the stone; cUorm, witness aad a m named Johnson took him npsnd carried him home; deceased was uaconsclous while he was there; first stw Traver oh Uullln' corner; hia wife was with him, coaxing him to go home; Traver was intoxicated intoxicated at the Urn; was alto Intoxicated Intoxicated when witness saw him In lb afternoon. Itatrell E. Knapp waa sworn, and hi la - ocrobortli oC lhat ot - a - to be by' - In Mr. Broas. Both witnesses testlfltd that Traver aad Storm were oa friendly terms; that they hsd never known them to quar - ru'f Traver hsd his hand raised to strike his wifd lh? HT94 time when Storm Interfered. Interfered. 06ige Jonnson testified about assisting la carrying deceased to his home after tbe occurrence. lie did not see It; but first heard of It while In the meat market; Mr. Broas came In aad asked htm If he wouldn't help carry Traver homt; he stayed till the doctor came. He ssked tbe doctor about the Injury, and he told blm It wu pretty bad. Storm told wit ocas he wss very sorry It occurred; that he didn't think he hsd struck him hard enough to knock him down. William Storm made a statement. Be wu not swornT IUis a slight built yeuog man. Be told a straightforward story, which wu In corroboration of the other witnesses. Be said that be end Trsver had always been on friendly terms. He drove up - to' the coraer ofjlajn sad East Mansion street to get some tobacco at .the store, when decessed came up to him snd put hls.handronr the horaer wltntu told him he bsd better be careful u the horse might hick, u he wu a aew one; Traver then asked witness for ten cents; witness told blm he would give It to hiss It he would take his hand eft the hone; he gave htm the tea cents snd Trsnt left, and went to where the other wen wltneaa then got out of his wsgoo; si d ssw Trsver strike sad kick his wife, wb n he rushed forwent to protect her; ho struck Traver with the palm of his hand. or rather pushed him, striking him oa the chin or br - ast, he couldn't tell which; he thought he wu performing a kindness In protecting a woman from assault; b help ed carry deceased Into the house; watched with him during hi Elaess; decessed recognised witness; he did not refer to the accident or occurrence at all; never had a fuss with deceased; deoeased wu very much Intoxicated; hu often taken him home when la that condition; known Traver about fifteen years; he did ait Strike him with his fist, Josephine Traver, wife of the deceased. testified to tbe facta of tbe occurrence which corroborated the' testimony of the other witnesses. She hsd been looking for her husbsnd on the night he wu hurt, and wu told lhat he was In Doraa's aaloon; she Subsequently saw he husband on the corner of Mala aad East Mansion streets with Storm. Broas aad Knapp. She then related tbe assault, aad Storm's Interference and the result, substantially u told by the other witnesses; he wu la toxlcated; wilncw had not been drinking; wss not In the hsblt of drinking; Storm and her husbsnd were friends. Dr. R. K. TuthUl testlfled tbst he, with Dr. Powell, hsd made an autopsy of the remains ot deceased; there wu so exter nal algn ot violence; the stomach showed evidence of prolonged alcoholism; there wu a fracture at the base of the skull, ex tending two and a half laches ta the di rection of the left ear; ahould consider th f rscture of the skull the cause of death. Dr. Powell corroborated the testimony given by Dr. TulhlU. The verdict ot the Jury wu that the deceased, WilUm Traver, while In aa Intoxicated condition on the evening of Saturday, March 23, 1839, aad while quarreling and maltreating his wife on the corner ot EulMsnston and Mala streets, la the city of Poughkecpsle. acci dentally tripped and fell, while being separated separated from his wife by Wm. Storm, and struck ,bls hesd upon ths crosswalk, causing causing fracture end coocustton of tne utaJi and thus producing congestion ot the brain, Irom which ciuso we. tbe J ary, do flnl that the said Wm. Traver came to his death March SO, 1889. Mr. at the ly sies. the pair $7 lag Assist Ing. not first got can 2w dents' $2.00 Specialty Gentlemen., have y 911 seen them If drop la and tske a" look at them. It

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  1. Poughkeepsie Eagle-News,
  2. 02 Apr 1889, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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