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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES

A boy named Allan Weir was received into the hospital last evening suffering from injuries received while skating on the ice at Taieri Reach. Upon a medical examination being made it was found that tho lad's eollar-bono was broken. Weir was attended to by Dr Copland, and under his treatment the sufferer is making satisfactory progress. It appears that Weir, with several other boys, had been skating on a sheet of ice, which, becoming cut in places, tripped him, and he fell, sustaining che injury mentioned. One of the members of the Permanent Artillery stationed at St. Clair, named Thomas Price, was also received into the hospital last evening, suffering from a fracture of the left leg, caused by having a nasty fail from a large stone, which was exceedingly slippery. Dr Brown attended to the injuries ot Price in the first instance ; Dr Copeland subsequently took charge of the case. Upon inquiry at tho hospital we were informed that Price ia progressing satisfactorily.

Last night while ono of Inglis's spring vans was being driven across tho path loading from King street to Dundas street at a smart pace tho horse fell heavily, and the driver, horse, and cart foil of a heap. Tho former stuck manfully to the reins, and after the animal had been quietened and the driver had recovered from his semi-con-scious state it was found that both cart and horse were uninjured, but the man's face was severely bruised, while one of his hands also suffered a crushing through coming in contact with the horse's hoofs. Wc understand that the spot where the accident took place was utilised yesterday ar; a slide by Homo youngsters, ho that may probably account for tho t.lippcry nature of the ground there, which was the cause of the accident.

Information has been received by tho police at luvercargill that a Chinaman named Kin Fuc committed suicide by hanging himself iu his hut at Winding Creek, about four miles from the township of Waikaia.

At the inquest on Samuel Kewlcy, who was drowned in Oamaru Harbor on Saturday evening while engaged making a warp from tlio dredge Progress fast to the Macandrcw wharf, the dredge-master attributed the accident to deceased's mistake of trying with one oar to keep the boat clear of the line. Had he used both oars tho accident would probably not have occurred. Deceased was iiity years old, single, and without relatives in tho colony. The jury complimented John Halswell on his bravery in attempting to save deceased. Halswell caught hold of him twico and tried to lift him into tho boat, but failed through the boat turning over. He then dived under the boat, but received a blow from it. When the boat turned over the second time deceased called out "Good bye, Jack," and sank.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES, Issue 7936, 18 June 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES Issue 7936, 18 June 1889

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