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FATALITIES.

Henry Cannon was drowned while attempting to ford a flooded creek at Waipiri (Poverty Bay). The following obituary notice of a gentleman well-known in life insurance circles appears in the ‘ Sydney Morning Herald ’ ef the 7th inst. :—“ After a long and painful illness, Mr A. J, Ralston, well-known for many years as secretary to the Australian Mutual Provident Society, died at his residence at Ashfield, on Thursday evening last. The event was not unexpected, as the deceased gentleman had been suffering both mentally and physically for a considerable period. Mr Ralston was only fifty-six years of age, having been born in Tasmania in the year 1833. He went to Melbourne while quite a young man, and engaged in commercial pursuits, being a member of a rather large business firm. Business, however, in those days, was subject to greater fluctuations than is now the case, and finding that the operations of the firm were unsuccessful, Mr Ralston retired from it and came to Sydney. In 1862 he obtained a situation as Clerk of Public Records on the clerical staff of the Legislative Assembly; but in the year 1864 he left the Civil Service for the position of assistant secretary to the A.M.P. Society. At that time the affairs of the society had got into some confusion, and the result was that the then secretary, the cashier, and the accountant all resigned. Mr Ralston was appointed secretary, which position he continued to hold until October, 1886, when he retired, receiving a pension from the society of L 1,200 a year,” At Foxton a Mrs Richard Gray fell back dead whilst joining in singing the opening hymn at a prayer meeting. PALMERSTON NORTH, May 17.

James Fowell fell off a dray on the Pal-merston-Ashurst road last evening. He was picked up insensible at seven o’clock, and died four hours later.

GREYMOUTH, May 17.

Robert Robinson, of Greymouth, was buried yesterday by a fall of earth in a tunnel where he was working at Stillwater. A gang of men worked all night and recovered his body this morning, RIVERTON, May 17.

A sad fatality occurred at Islabank, fifteen miles from here, last evening. James Chadwick, a fine young man, engaged at a threshing mill, by some means had his leg drawn into the drum, and got it horribly mangled from the foot to the thigh. He died while being conveyed to the Deceased is said to have a sister living in Dunedin.

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FATALITIES., Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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FATALITIES. Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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