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Accidents and Fatalities.

United Press Association—Per Electric Telegraph. Hamilton, May 4 Cissy Griffiths, Aged fifteen, a nursegirl, employed by Mr H. E. Forde, eohoolmaster, died suddenly at one o'clock this morning. She was apparently m good health yesterday. Wellington, May 4 At the inquest on Lincoln Bees to-day, evidence was given that an operation for the removal of a tumor from the eye, supposed to be sarcoma, was imperative. Deceased had previously been operated on, and took the anaesthetic badly. He was m a bad state of health yesterday. He collapsed during the operation, but natural breathing was restored. Shortly after he again sank, the attempts at resuscitation being on this occasion futile. A verdict of death through misadventure was returned. Chmstchtjrch, May 4 An inquest opened to-night regarding the death of Constance Cuddon who died last night at a nursing home at Sooth Opawa, Deceased was admitted to the home on the recommendation of Dr Symes on April 22nd. The Coroner was of opinion that she was suffering from mental aberration and was & proper subject for a lunatic asylum, though the doctor stated that she was suffering from hysteria. On April 30tn owing to deceased injuring herself she was put into a straight jacket at night and strapped to the bed, especially by her feet. No one slept m the room occupied by the deceased. About 11 p.m. yesterday the nurse, on going to deceased's bedroom found her dead with her head hanging, over the bed. He did not say it was an offence for persons to take charge of a lunatic, but if they did so for payment a special onus was cast on them that they exorcised care that no injury happened to them. The result of the present enquiry might load to a proper supervision of these homes and prevent similar occurrences. The jury viewed the body, and the inquest was adjourned till Thursday next m order to enable the case to be properly worked up. A post mortem examination was ordered. Ddnedin, May 4 An old age pensioner named Roddy died very suddenly near Qu9enstown yesterday on being landed from the Bteamer.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905

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Accidents and Fatalities. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905