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(Per Press Association.)


AUCKLAND, February 27. Mr William Pottio, a member of the Gisborne bowling team taking part in the Exhibition tournament, died suddenly this morning. Ho was apparently bright and well yeslferday, and played with his team till laic in the afternoon. Ho had supper at his hotel, and was taken ill at 4 a.m. Ho received medical attendance, but -.died two hours later. The cause of death was apparently heart disease.

AUCKLAND, February 27. Ar> [quest was held this afternoon on .no body of Lucia Macalister (a young married woman), which was found yesterday floating close to the rocks near the Takapuna wharf. Athol Macalistor, n gun-maker, said that his wife had sinco August last resided with Mrs Singer, Takapuna. He came over to see his wife on Sunday last, when she .appeared to be despondent, but she did not complain. A month ago a child was born, and since then her health had been apparently good. Witness inquired the pause of her despondency,, but his wife did not give any reason. His wife was to have gone to -live with him in Auckland. Ho knew of no reason why she should have gone down to the Takapuna wharf yesterday. The Coroner returned a verdict that deceased was found drowned, and that there was no evidence Lo show how she got into the water.

j DUNEDIN, February 27. An inquest concerning the death of Peter Mitchell, a railway employee, 70 years i of ago, who fell from a railway truck on Tuesday, was held to-day. John Gibb, who was working near Mitchell at the time of the accident, said he saw Mitchell in the act of falling from a waggon. It was Mitchell's' duty to coyer the trucks, and evidently as he was starting to put a tarpaulin on a truck, he slipped and i.A. A vordict of accidental death f. om internal injuries was recorded, no blame being'attachable to anj-onc. "While engaged at work at Polichet [Bay to-day, Charles Hcywood, employed as wardman by the Green Island Coal Supply Company, died suddenly. He leaves a widow and grown-up family of eight. "■/■. - William Coutts, aged .74 years,, was admitted" to" the hospital this afternoon suffering from the effects of poison. He died about 3.30 p.m. He was a widower, and resided in Castle Street. He informed his daughter that he had taken poison which had been used for killing insects. It is not known whether the poison was taken accidentally ■ or otherwise. DUNEDIN, Feruary 28. , At the inquest on William Coats a verdict was returned that he died from poison self-administered while in an unsound state of mind. He was an old map, a widower, living happily with his daughter and son; i but .had been despondent since' he had, a recent seizure. ' ,

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ACCIDENTS & DEATHS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8806, 28 February 1914

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ACCIDENTS & DEATHS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8806, 28 February 1914