A MAN BURNED TO DEATH ON A LIME KILN AT MIRFIELD.—
On Tuesday, at the Black Bull Inn, Mirfield, T. Tayor, Esq.
held an inquest on the body of Lewis Whitaker, a weaver, who had resided at Long wood. The wife of the deceased said that her husband was forty-three years old, and a weaver.
He worked at Batley Carr, and was in the habit of going to his work on the Monday morning, and returning on the Saturday night. He left home on Monday, the 13th of January,
and did not return on the Saturday, but she was not much surprised at this as he sometimes got drunk and missed his way. The next witness was James Midwood, of Mirfield,
lime-burner, who found the deceased quite dead, on Monday morning, at the top of a lime kiln belonging to Mr. Barker, at Ledgard's Bridge; and the next witness, Maria
Croft, of the Bull's Head, Mirfield lane, who said that the deceased was at her house on Saturday evening a little fresh, but he only stayed about twenty minutes. The jury
returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased had been accidentally suffocated at a lime kiln.