OAMARU, August 2. An inquest was held at Kurow yesterday on the body of a child two weeks old, the illegitimate daughter of Matilda Barrie. The mother of the child and her sister said that the child was all right at night when they went to bed, but the mother admitted that she usually wrapped a piece of flannel about its head. The medical evidence was that death was due to suffocation, and the jury returned a verdict that the child had been overlaid.
NEW PLYMOUTH, August 2. At tho inquest on the body of Harry Marsh, who was killed whilst bush felling near Inglewood, it was shown that the branch of a tree fell and smashed the back of his skull and broke an arm, Death was instantaneous. A verdict of “Accidental death” was returned.
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FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 7975, 2 August 1889
FATALITIES. Evening Star, Issue 7975, 2 August 1889
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