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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.

Hugh M'Donald lost his life at Wayerley yesterday, having fallen over a cliff in the bush.

Sister Clara, Mother Superior at the Convent at Wanganui, died yesterday, after a long illness. She has been at the convent ever since it started, and her loss will be irreparable. The body of Richard Jones, employed aB cook and steward of the barque Peri, lying alongside the railway wharf, waß found floating in the Wellington harbor yesterday. He was last seen alive at 1 a.m., when he said he was going on board. It is supposed that in the darkness he went over the wharf.

A girl, aged eleven years, daughter of W. J. Williams, of Waiteki North, died suddenly on Saturday. She was being brought into town by her father for medical advice, when she suddenly expired. The medical evidence at an inquest showed that death resulted from an affection of the throat, which caused suffocation. The verdict was " Death from natural causes."

Ah Hang, who has for some time been engaged as a miner at Smokers, about two mileß from St. Bathans, attempted to commit suicide on Sunday, 19th inst., by cutting his throat with a Chinese chopping knife. The * Mount Ida Chronicle' states that he was not detected till he had made a cut close to the windpipe about two inches in length. Fortunately the instrument he used was not so keen as he was to do the deed. Constable Kennedy took him into custody, and he is now lodged in the St. Bathan's Gaol. Ah Hang has for several weeks shown signs of mental aberration. Only about a fortnight ago he decamped with a horse not his own, and was making his way towards Dunedin when arrested.— 'Chronicle.'

On Saturday evening John James Porteen, a storeman in the employ of Mercer Bros., was knocked down by Taggart's four-in-hand drag, which was returning from the races. The driver called out to the man, who, being deaf, could not hear him. The accident happened in Princes street, just beyond Stafford street. Porteen was removed to the hospital, and it was found that the small bone of the left leg was broken just above the ankle. While on duty on the evening of the 22nd inst., Constable Hastings, stationed at Waitati, found George Cundy, a bushman, in his tent at Kilmog suffering from an accident. The man was evidently in great pain, and could not get up. He complained of being huit inwardly in consequence of a tree which he had been felling striking him. Cundy was brought into the Dunedin Hospital and attended to. A man named George M'Auley wbb to-day found dead on the road, two miles from Methven, in the Canterbury district.

FATAL GUN ACCIDENT. FEILDING, May 27. A young man named Crook and two others named Foster and Macalister were out shooting yesterday, when Crook got a match from Macalister to light his pipe, and, whilst lighting it, leaned the muzzle of the gun against his body, The gun went off and shot Crook dead,

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Evening Star, Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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