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Accidents and Fatalities.

United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph. Chkistchtirch, May 24 When the firsb express from the South reached Eolleston last evening, a young labourer named Michael Dwyer, who was on his way to the North Island, met with an accident. In attempting to pa3s from one carriage to the next he slipped on the bridge, and m falling his right arm went through the gl*S3 door of the next carriage. His arm was severely cut, and bled profusaly, A passenger on the train attended to him and bound up his arm. On reaching Christchurch he was very weak from loss of blood. He was escorted m a cab to the j hospital, where he was attended to. About half-past eleven yesterday morning, & sailor working aloft on the barque Quathlamba, at Lyttelton, accidentally dropped a block, which struok a man named Frank Mapple, who was engaged m stowing cargo, on the forehead. Mapple received a nasty out, and was somewhat dazed for a little time. Tbe wound on his forehead, however, was skilfully dressed by a member of the Christchurch Volunteer Bearer Corps, who wa3 at work close by when the accident happened., May 24 A youog man named Prank Lupton, aged 25 years, who h»s been m business at Timaru for a few years as a commission agent and tobacconist, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself m his lodgings with a revolver. He has a brother m Waimate, Deceased, who is a single man, insured his life a year ago for £500. At an inquest held this morning on the body of a young man named Lupton, who shot himself yesterday, the verdict was that deceased took his life while temporarily insane. Hamilton, May 23 Edward Stephenson, a settler, twenty.three years old, was felling the bush m bis farm at Waitomo, when a tree fell across his back and broke his neck. Death was instantaneous. Keefton, May 23 A young man, T. W. Grant, employed on a co-operative contract, was killed while bush falling. He was single and had no relatives m the colony.

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Accidents and Fatalities., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6578, 24 May 1905

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Accidents and Fatalities. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6578, 24 May 1905