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} PEII PIIUS.S ASSOCIATION.] A Sad Accident. New Plymouth, To-day.

Yesterday morning a fatal accident occurred on the Waitara river, resulting in the death of William Ady and his wife. They, with their little child, about seven months old, were in a sailing boat on the river, the wife steering, when the boat “ jibbed ” and the mainsail knocked her overboard. Ady jumped into the river after his wife, who clnng to him, and after a struggle they were drowned. The man’s body was recovered three hours afterwards, and the body of Mrs Ady was picked up this morning on the Waitara river bank, a little below the old cattle wharf. The child was in the boat, and was recovered alive. Ady was from Greymouth, and had for some time been trading to the West Coast from Lyttelton. The child has been adopted by a settler at Waitara.

Hiroki’s Trial. Hiroki was brought up at the Police Court this morning, when Dr O’Carroll gave evidence as to the prisoner having an old wound above the hip bone. Richard Birch corroborated Mr Fraser’s evidence, adding the prisoner wore a cap like the one produced. The case is proceeding. Arrested. Dunedin, To-day.

H. B. Mclntosh, the manager of the Walton Bank Coal Company, has been arrested for forgery. The defalcations amount to LI, 500.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 503, 28 November 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 503, 28 November 1881

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