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• — — ■— • [ (PBR PRESS AB£&eiATZOir.} ©WBORN*. March 20. A boy named Percy Harris was killed t'-day. He was riding a quiet horse bareback holding the tether rope attaobed to the horse's neck on his arm. The boy fell and startled the horse whloh bolted. The rope oolled round the lad's body and be was dragged abont 600 yards aoross a paddook studded with tree stamps. When the horse stopped the boy was dead and the body fearfully mutilated. Wellington. March 20» William Maxwell Muir, laborer, one of the men injured by the rooket explosion at Otakl on Monday evening died at the hospital here this evening. Two otheis. are still m a critical oondition. Wellington, Maroh 21. Waits, Injured at Otakl, died this, morning; The, other two. men , are. la precarious state Nelson, Maroh 80v On Tuesday, Maroh 12, a well-known miner, who has lived m tha district thirty-five years, Jahn Tartan, sixty years of age, waa lying In hir hut at Maurla, one hundred and twenty mile* from here, when a tree fell, washing through the hut, and orushed his legs. pinning him down. -He lay unable 1 to> move, with nothing to eat or drink; till Sunday last, when his fearful plight was discovered. Messrs Walker, Ken and some miners made a stretcher and oarried . him forty miles to a ooach road, and then i drove him into town to the Hospital. It | la feared he will lose both legs. ! Inveroargill, March 20. The jetty Is la a very dilapidated -cond'tion, and ia undergoing repair. While [the spectators were watching the swimming match at the Star Sailing Olub'a regatta, a plank broke under a boy, ton of Bandmaster Slddal, and he dropped throngh into th» water. Mr Jones, chemist, seeing the boy was sinking! jumpod m and supported him till w. Brass, one of the swimmers, oame to his assistance, . and. the boy was got > Into a> boat greatly exhausted. Brass was pre. aented with a ring by the Olnb for giving up his chance m the race to rescue the boy. Mr Jones' action will be brought under the notice of the Humane Soofety. The body of Oranley, who was drowned yesterday, haa not been recovered.

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ACCIDENTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2093, 21 March 1889

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ACCIDENTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2093, 21 March 1889