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«" [PER PREBB ASSOCIATION.] Invjbroargull, November 10. Farther particulars o! tbo acoldent at Fairfax, show that the deoeased, Cornelias | Oonghlan, was a rabbltec la the empioymoat of the Government, and was oat shiotlt)g with his brother William, m the bash behind the Fairfax Hotel. Cornelius nat down on a tussock to rest, and William, carrying hia loaded gun, Approached the spot with the intention of following hie example. When within a few yards of Cornelius, however, William at ambled and the gnn wont off, eni Cornelias turned his head qulokly m the direotfon of his brother whon he heard the noise caused by his fall, and received the fall charge Id his faoa and forehead and was instantly killed. Although William escaped without phyaioul injury, the concents of the gqn merely damaging a portion of his olothlog, he received a severe mental shook, and his reason has boem temporarily impaled. The intelligence wa« at onoe telegraphed fc3 (wo other brothers, residing at Dunedin, who came south by special train, arriving m Tnveroarglll late on Saturday night, leaving immediately for Fairfax on horsebaak.

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A TERRIBLE AFFAIR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 12 November 1888

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A TERRIBLE AFFAIR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 12 November 1888

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