FATALITY AT OWERA.
BUSH CONTRACTOR KILLED. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) WHITIANGA, this day. A gloom was cast over the settlement ■when it was known that Mr Ernest Irving, a well-known kauri bush contractor, had been killed at Owera Bush. Evidence at the inquest to-day went to show that he and his mate went to one of the creeks with the intention of tripping two dams, situated on the same creek, one above the other, Irving taking charge of the lower one. The theory is that he delayed too long in untying the bridle with which the dam was fastened, and just as he did bo the top dam came .dowri, Surging owr the of the lower dam and sweeping Irving away before he could reach a place of safety. A verdict was returned that deceased was accidentally killed wKfle attending] a dam, a rider being added that all tripping lines and bridles ehould be placed securely out of any possible danger. Tho body was found some distance down the creek,
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