Michael Meehan died 24 oct 1903
DIED DENOUNCING DRINK Injured Man's Statement Saved Friend From Jail Michael Meehan died denouncing drink. He said that it was responsible for the injuries which caused his death, and the statement he made saved William Small, a young man, from going to jail for an in definite period. Small had been arrested on the charge of inflicting the injuries, and Meehan s words, which were repeated in the Coroner's court yesterday, resulted in the man being released. The men had been drinking together. and after they had walked a short distance from the last saloon they visited Meehan fell and broke his leg. A policeman came along a few moments afterwards and arrested arrested Small. An autopsy by Dr. Morton revealed that Meehan's death bad. been hastened by delirium tremens.