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At Ophir on Saturday afternoon a waggon laden with cornsacks was proceeding along the street. A number of children, amongst them being Kate Gallagher (aged seven years), were hanging on bohind, when tho tailboard gave way and a bale rolled out, falling on Gallagher, killing her iustan taneously.

On Saturday morning Thomas Wauchop, an old settler of Christchurch, met with a bad accident, breaking his leg badly. He was removed to the hospital, where amputation was found to be necessary. After tho operation tho patient gradually sank and died in the evening. Harry Crocker, an elderly man, swallowed a large quantity of carbolic acid, and died in the Masterton Hospital yesterday afternoon. Deceased was an old identity in thu district. fho implant, held to-day, showed that deceased had told Dr Milne that ho had bmght cubolic acid and swallowed it. A verdict of "Suicide under temporary insanity " was returned. Two rather severe accidents occurred on the football field on Saturday afternoon George Taiaroa, whilst playing at Port Chalmers, fell and broke his right arm. After being attended to by Dr Cunningham, he proceeded to hiß residence at tho Maori Kaik. One of tho High School team, a lad named Macarthur, playing on the Asylum Ground, had bis shoulder dislocated. Ho was removed to the residence of his parents, where ho waß attended to.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Issue 7923, 3 June 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Issue 7923, 3 June 1889

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