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A man named Walter Lukeman was found suffocated to death in a Cambridge garden yesterday, his head lying in a cesspool containing aboub eighteen inches of slush. The deceased was a remittance man, with weakness for drink. About six months ago he was locked up in Mount Eden after a burst which ended in delirium tremens, it being feared he might commit ""cide. Since his return from Auckland he had been well supplied with money, and never appeared to be sober. For the last few weeks he has nob eaben a scrap, bub lived entirely on alcohol. Ib would seem bhab the unfortunate creature musb have gon? to sleep in the garden and rolled over till his head fell into the cesspool. An inquest was held before Mr J. a. Priestly and a jury, Mr Luck being foreman. "The verdict waa " Accidental sung. cabion in a mud hole." A rider was added bo advise bhab the cesspool bo kept covered in future.

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A FEARFUL DEATH., Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 20, 24 January 1891

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A FEARFUL DEATH. Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 20, 24 January 1891

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