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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.

The body of Hen Allick was found at Penrose (Auckland) yesterday. It is supposed that he was thrown out of a cart he was driving. A man named Hughes attempted to commit suicide at Jackson’s, on the Christchurch road, by cutting his throat. He had been suffering from neuralgia. His injuries are rot serious. At Hokitika a little child named IJeodorson was playing with other children lighting a fire, when the flames caught her dress. She died a day or two afterwards. H. Diedrichs, a well-known innholder, had his leg broken by bis horso stumbling and falling at Waitaha. David Evans, a miner at Greenstone, while cutting timber fell into the sawpit (Bft deep), and brokofonr of his ribs. The case is considered serious. An inquest was held at Port Chalmers yesterday afternoon, before Coroner Carew, touching the death of Nicholas Arrovine, who was drowned in the harbor on the Ist ult. The evidence showed that deceased, who had lived at Purakanui, was an Austrian by birth, a fisherman by occupation, and a single man. On May 1 Matthew Solomon, fisherman, when sailing from Purakanui towards the Heads, found a boat bottom upwards, with Nicholas Arrovine at the top. They took him on board. It was blowing very hard, and a heavy sea was ou at the time. All went well for about three miles, when a sea came over the bow of the boat, which capsized. Witness swam to the steam launch Gordon, but nothing was again seen of Arrovine. A verdict of “Accidental death ” was returned. An elderly man named Reid, living in North Christchu'ch alone, died this morning from a wound in the throat, presumed to have been self-inflicted. He called out to his neighbors that he had out his throat, recommending them to send for the police. They did so, and Constable Scott on arrival found Reid lying in a pool of blood, the wound looking as if it had been made yesterday, and removed him to the hospital, but he died on the way. The body of a storekeeper named Garey was found in the Waiomio River, near Kawakawa, to-day. Deceased wanted to cross at 3 a.m., but a settler in the neighborhood told him to wait till the morning. It is supposed that he attempted to swim across, and was drowned while doing so.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 7930, 11 June 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Evening Star, Issue 7930, 11 June 1889

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