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A SUDDEN DEATH

CHRISTCHURCH, Jitlt 15. Footballers throughout the colony will hear with the deepest regret of the death of the well-known interprovincial footballer William Dow, who died with shocking suddenneßß early last evening. On Friday he was to all appearances in the best of health, but in the afternoon became indisposed, and was compelled to leave *vork. Yeeterday morning he was up and appeared to liavo somewhat recovered from his indisposition, which, however, later on took au alarming turn, and death ensued at 4 30 p.m., the cause of death being inflammation. Dow was a leading member of the East Christchurch Club, one of the best forwards who ever donned the club's colors, and his name was known in every large football centre in New Zealand. He has represented his province in its principal engagements since 1885. Canterbury's "roll of honor" mentions that he played against Otago in 1885, 1887, and ISBB ; against Wellington in 18S5and 1887; against Auckland in 1887, Wairarapa in 1887, England in 18S8, Maori team in 1888, and for the South Island against England in 1888. An accident in 1886 alone prevented his being in the provincial team that year. As a player Dow will live in the memory as one of the fastest, if actually not the fastest, forward who ever played under Canterbury colors, his rapid following up making him ever a. source of annoyance to the opposing backs. His scoring powers were unequalled amongst his contemporaries ; many a try ho has B2cured for his club. He was one o ; the most popular of our footballers, of quiet disposition, and well behaved both on and off the field. 'He was a stamp of footballer rarely met with. Only a week ago he was presented with the trophy which annually goes to the forward scoring most points during the season. This trophy he had won twice out of three years.

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A SUDDEN DEATH, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889

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A SUDDEN DEATH Issue 7959, 15 July 1889

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