Thomas Wardlaw, a saddler residing at Tapanui, died yesterday from apoplexy, accelerated by drink. Deceased had been drinking heavily on Saturday evening, and had been confined to bed in consequence. A doctor was in attendance. Deceased was a bachelor, and was fifty-three years of age. An inquest on the body of Mr Adolph Witt, sharebroker, and president of the German Club, who shot himself at the Royal Exchange, Adelaide, on August 12, was held next day, and a verdict of suicide whilst of unsound mind was returned. There were three bullet wounds in the body—one in the breast, one in the mouth, and one in the forehead. Mr Witt’s liabilities are said to exceed LIO,OOO, and owing to the complications of bis transactions the share market fell slightly. Junctions fell ss, as many brokers bad unfilled sale contracts with the deceased gentleman in those shares. A letter was left by the deceased addressed to bis wife and children, which read as follows " When you receive these lines I shall be no longer alive. I have speculated lately very unfortunately, and I cannot live as a felon in my old age. Forgive me the misery which I bring on you, but I cannot live any longer.” NEW PLYMOUTH, August 27. Two sudden deaths have occurred. The one at Inglewood was Mrs Taylor, who dropped dead suddenly last night, it is supposed from heart disease. The other was James M’Kay, lighthouse keeper at Cape Egmont, who died suddenly at seven o'clock this morning. He had been suffering from ohronio asthma. AUCKLAND, August 27. Thomas Neal died suddenly at Parnell this morning. He was sixty-five years of age. The building owned by Mr Patrick Quinn st Mercury Bay was destroyed by fire. A Maori boy named Naho Abraham, who was sleeping in it, was burned to death. Another boy named Mitua Abraham in a precarious condition.
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FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 7996, 27 August 1889
FATALITIES. Evening Star, Issue 7996, 27 August 1889
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