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A serious accident occurred to Samuel Giers, waggonmanat Waitakerei Mill (Auckland), yesterday. His brake would not act, and the trucks- ran away and capsized. Giers was thrown out and his skull was badly fractured. Particulars of the death of Mr Roe, second officer of the Taviuni, show that on the 26th September, while a north-weßt gale wa3 blowing, Mr Roe leant over the starboard Bide to make fast the ash shoot, which had worked adrift, when the ship gave a lurch, and he Bhot overboard. He missed the lifebuoys thrown to 'him, and, being heavily clothed, soon sank. The port lifeboat was prepared for lowering, but owing to the heavy sea it was useless to put her into the water. The vessel cruised about the spot for two hours, all in vain. Deceased was twenty-seven years old, and leaves a mother and two'sisters in Sydney.

Mr Harie E. Copeland, who died suddenly at Croydon (near Gore) on the eve of Tiis marriage, was secretary of the School Committee and an enthusiastic temperance worker.- The jury's verdict was death from synoope.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES;, Issue 10446, 16 October 1897

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES; Issue 10446, 16 October 1897

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