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Accidents and Fatalities.

United Press Association— By Electric Telegraph Wellington, May 8 The death of the infmfc daughter of Mr Tyson, of Newman, took place under distressing 1 'circumstances yesterday. The child had been given a drink on two occasions from an ordinary feeding bottle, and each time it vomited. On emptying the contents of the bottle the parents were horrified to find the remains of fifteen wax matches. Medical aid was sought, but the infant died. A verdict of accidental phosphorous poisoning was returned by the Coroner's jury. Reefton, May 8 A young man named Albart Young, a son of Mr D. Young, storekeeper, Reefton, was killed this morning by a fall (of earth m a filling shaft at the Keep-it-dark mine. He fell a distance of 60ft, and was smothered by debris. Dunedin, May 8 An inquest was held to-day touching the death of John Murray, a commission agent, whose body was taken from the harbour on Saturday.— The evidence was that the deceased was reticent about his affairs, but had been depressed of late, as he was disappointed at not getting a posit on he had applied for. He was 58 years of age, a native of Lnrgan, Ireland. Deceased was alive when first seen m the water by Mr J. W. Crawford, engine driver, who slipped down one of the piles of the wharf and held up his head until a boat came. The jury found a verdict of suicide while temporarily insane, and commended Mr Crawford for his efforts m trying to save life. Invercargill, May 9 Harry Earle, aged twenty, well known as a rifle shot, met with a serious gun accident at Wendon on Sunday. He was standing with both hands over the barrel of his gun when the gun exploded, blowing a hole through one hand, laoerating his fingers, and grazing his chin, nose and temple. One eye had to be removed. A young man, William Stuart, winchman on the Muddy Creek dredge, was accidentally drowned through slipping of. A verdict of accidentally drowned was returned.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6565, 9 May 1905

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Accidents and Fatalities. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6565, 9 May 1905