BODY FOUND IN LYTTELTON HARBOUR.
LYTTELTON, October 21. The body of an unknown man, too decomposed for recognition, was found floating near the fishermen's steps in Lyttelton harbour this morning. Deceased was apparently a middle-aged man, sft Oin or oft lOin in height, weighing about 12 stone, clean shaven, light brown or auburn hair, wearing a blue serge coat, grey tweed vest, blue worsted trousers, lace-up boots, striped tennis shirt, and woollen singiet and drawers.
AUCKLAND, October 21. Elvie Kelly, the 17-months-okl daughter oi Mrs Mary Kelly, of Jervois road, Ponsonby, died on Sunday as the result of sucking the heads oi wax matches. A dead body, found on Rangitoto Island, has been identified as that ot ji remittance man named I'rcderiek Stanley Sprecldey. Tile nifht watchman on the schooner Ivneo has been missing since Monday laSt* NAPIER, October 20. At the inquest on the body of Miehnel Henry, who died as the result ol an accident when working on the Harbour Board's dredge, it was ascertained that part of the machinery which broke had been made locally and had never been tested by the Harbour Board. A verdict was returned that death had resulted from the accident, and a rider was added that it was nciyisable that in future the Harbour Boawl should test the strength of all chains and similar machinery used by jits employees. MASTERTON, October 10. A young carpenter, named Walter Andrews a scaffoldin" at thf^^^Kof Wales Hotel let go** his lioloMßpFfcll, striking some timber. He died from his injuries.
F. Muschamp was found drowned in the" Clarence river near the accommodation house on Saturday. The three-weeks' old infant of Mr Thomas Stevenson, Woodend, on Friday night died in the arms of its mother, while the latter was watching a fire that was destroying a neighbour's dwelling. At the inquest on Saturday a verdict was returned that death was due to natural causes.