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TO tfHj; EDITOR., ,'. • j Sir, —In reference to the circumstances which led to the death of thei late Duncan Gordon the Rev Mr Buttle rightly states that the public are asking "Howfdid the man come to fall off thtfdray 1" and very correctly points the finger of suspicion to tho public-house. So much does the evidence really point m this jdirecfcitn* that at a meeting of residents m *id. Mound Fleraington, heldjon: Monday,' 3rd jlnst., the.opinion was freely expressed that the circumstances causing death had not been properly investigated. Had the . inquest been held at Flcmington, ; and a!,,jury selected m the district wher«, the real acts could easily have been gleaned, the public would, have had quite another ptory to read—a story: altogether different to what " Charity " would have us, believe. That the death, was caused, indirectly at anyrate by drink there, can be no gainsaying. Evidence could easily havejbeen forthcoming, had it been wanted, to showthat the man was not sober when he fell from the dray* and the question may safely be asked "Where did he get tho liquor 1" It i* much to be regretted that a fuller inquiry was not made into the whole affair, „ .. '■; (',?[ | Signed on behalf of 4 the meeting jby John Dunn, . : . ' .-»? Ohairman.

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THE LATE INQUEST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890

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THE LATE INQUEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890

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