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James Thompson, a miner residing at Hindoo, was burning tussocks in front of his hut door on Saturday, when he was seen to fall down. He got up again, however, and proceeded inside his hut, and afterwards told a companion that he had suddenly lost his eyesight as he was bending down over the tussocks. When his sight returned Re complained of feeling unwell, saying that he'bad pains in his left side. He died at seven o’clock in the evening, presumably from apoplexy. Deceased had previously been treated by t,he hospital doctors, but had seemingly recovered lately. No doctor was attending him at tjje time of his death. Out of six chief pilots at Wellington Captain Simms is the fourth who has been drowned. Captain Douthey broke his neck while riding to the pilot station, and the sixth (Captain Holmes) is the only one left alive,' tth nimyfci j .

Since the appointment of the South Wales Railway Commissioners no less than 273 employes have been discharged by the department, and the saving thus effected amounts to L 44.521 per annum. The vacancies caused by death, resignation, etc., and not filled up, have resulted in a further saving of about L 15,000 per year.

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FATALITIES., Issue 7989, 19 August 1889

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FATALITIES. Issue 7989, 19 August 1889

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