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MYSTERY DEATH.

NEW ZEALAND WIDOW. Coroner's Comment At Inquest In London. ACCIDENT OR SUICIDE? tUnlted P.A.—Electric Telegraph—Copyright) (Received 9.30 a.m.) LONDON,- October 14. "My experience shows that the vast majority of cases like this are suicidal," declared Mr. Ingleby Oddie, the London coroner at the inquest into the death of Mrs. Rose Rhodes, widow of a barrister of Canterbury, New Zealand, who fell 60 feet from the window of her son's Chelsea flat. "Naturally the relatives always endeavoured to show that death was accidental. It is possible but improbable that it was an accidental fall. Marks under the window were apparently made while Mrs. Rhodes was getting out and suspending herself from the window."The son gave evidence that his mother arrived from New Zealand in June without any troubles and lived happily with himself and his wife. The coroner returned a verdict that there was insufficient evidence as to whether it was accidental death or suicide.

RIFLE SHOOTING.

BRADMAN DEADLOCK.

ROYAL TOURISTS

THREE DEATHS

BROTHER ARRESTED.

L. A. Smith Wins New South Wales King's Prize. J. CARTER (N.Z.) SEVENTEENTH. (Received 12 noon.) SYDNEY, this day. The weather conditions were pleasant for the final.stage of the King's Prize of the New South Wales Rifle Association. The winner was L. A. Smith (Victoria) with a scorc of 334. 11. M. Nott (South Australia) was second with 332, and R. Gunn (Victoria) third, 330. Smith is a member of the Melbourne Cricket Club's Rifle Club. He is the third Victorian in succession to win the King's. . J. Carter (Petone) was 17th with 325, and won a King's badge. i In the Rexonola, 10 shots at 600 yds, Nicholl (Petorie), with 47, won £1. In the Lindsay, 10 shots at 800 yds, Carter and Rule (Petone), with 47, won 10/ each. In the Chateau Tanunda aggregate, which was the third stage of the King's, Carter, with 138 out of a possible 150, won £3. Other New Zealand scores: Nicholl 135, O'Donnell 133, Rule 131, Koppert 129, C'romie 128, each winning £1. . / •

MAY BE ENDED NEXT WEEK. (Received 12 noon.) SYDNEY, this day. , The New South Wales Cricket Association is to make a move next week to end the deadlock between Bradman and the Board of Control. It is expected that a satisfactory solution will be reached. •Associated Newspapers, Limited, which has Bradman under contract, publishes a statement to the effect that until such time as Bradman breaks the board's rule about player-writers the board cannot penalise him. Cricketing circles interpret this as meaning that Bradman will not be expectcd to write about Test matchcs or other first-class games and therefore is not likely to come into conflict with the board. Bradman has been included in an Australian team to play against England at Melbourne on November 18. Chosen by the Victorian selectors, and approved by the Test selectors, this side will be: —Woodfull, Ponsford, Ironmonger, Darling, Nash (Victoria), Bradman, Kippax, McCabe, Oldfield (New South Wales), Oxenham (Queensland), and L-;e (South Australia). Rigg (Victoria) is twelfth man.

CONTINENTAL VISIT. (British Official Wireless.) RUGBY, October 14. Although the Prince of Wales and Prince George remained only one night at Hamburg they spent many hourn in visiting different parte of the great German port, including a typical block of workmen's flats. They entered these and talked for some time with the occupants. Before mid-day the Princes were seen off by the Burgomaster at the aerodrome and they flew to Amsterdam. After a short stay there Prince George took leave of his brother and continued his flight in an Imperial Airways liner to Croydon. The Prince of Wales drove to the British Legation at the Hague with the British Minister, Sir Odo Russell. His Royal Highness' short visit to Holland is of a private nature and he will leave for England by steamer to-night.

WOMAN'S AWFUL REVENGE. NEW YORK, October 14. The people in the crowded street alongside the Schroeder Hotel at Milwaukee were startled yesterday when the body of a child came hurtling down from an 18th storey window and another quickly followed. A woman then stood on a window-sill far above the street, poised for a moment, and leaped to the ground. All three were killed. The woman was. Aurelia Lorenz, who was recently divorced. She left a note saying she had killed herself and her brother's two children in revange for a wrong her brother did her 12 years ago.

KREUGER DEFICIENCIES. STOCKHOLM, October 14. Torsten Kreuger, brother of the late Ivar Kreuger, "match king," who committed suicide, has been arrested. This is a sequel to an inquiry into the failure of Hoegbroforsen and Company,, a subsidiary concern of Kreuger and Toll, of which Torsten Kreuger is a director.

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MYSTERY DEATH., Auckland Star, Volume LXIII, Issue 245, 15 October 1932

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MYSTERY DEATH. Auckland Star, Volume LXIII, Issue 245, 15 October 1932

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