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Wjeixingtox, October 1. Dean has been out of work for sou*e time owing to the strike, and" his ■ wifestates that latterly he has been talking wildly »nd acting m h/yjfcy. peculiar pinner.

Dr Rawson had been called m to see him. Ho considers Dean is, without doubt, a lunatic, and not responsible for his (lotions. The ohiM, who was two years and iwo months old, was found by the uiotherin (m outhouse with severe wounds on her head, from Avhich the brain?) were protruding. An axo, covered with blood and hair was by her side. She was dead ■ when the mother ran out. Nobody seems to have witnessed thu rnuider, but from the appearances the poor child must have been deliberately held down with orm haud mid the blow delivered with the other. It dues not appear .llmt..tlio.Loan Company behaved with any harshness toward Dean, ; who wag '•befriended m .several wn'y.s, and given - every oppor- , tunity of protecting .his pi-uperty^imt did not take the trouble to do so. He has our other children.

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THE DEAN TRAGEDY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2533, 2 October 1890

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THE DEAN TRAGEDY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2533, 2 October 1890

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