The Jerard Accident.
The following are two account* of the Lmisadventure which has resulted m tile flKgus injury of a man on board a ship m !^^jTunfortunate affair happened on board the Union Company's steamer Australia this afternoon. It appears* that a man named William Henry Jerard, who had been working ashore, went on board the vessel, and it is alleged that he used insulting language to a young man named Robert S. Allan, one Of the non-union crew. Allan, who was working near the hatch, told Jerard to leave, but he declined, and Allan shoved him. Jerard staggered back a foot or two, and striking the combing of the hatch, was precipitated down the hold. Another account says: An impulsive and pugnacious Union partisan offered battle on board a steamer lying at the wharf to Mr Allan, a young gentleman well-known as an artist here. Mr Allan was working as a non-union laborer on deck. His opponent struck at him, and when the blow was returned drew back to hit again, but m doing so tripped against the combing of a hatchway, and, falling into the hold, broke some ribs. :
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The Jerard Accident., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2520, 17 September 1890
The Jerard Accident. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2520, 17 September 1890
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