ACCIDENT AND FATALITIES.
Oar .WyndMni - correspondent wiresi—' "Alexander^' in this district his hulr*yesteraayi * He^ ; wW'infihe act'of liglUing his.fire when 6^itb ; avertooß;liim.' ,;
Jeremiah Oily", fyvraer in the houaeyesterdayafternoon..:.- - i"'~' '
; - : INy^RCARGIU^vJDcTOBEfe-^r;"; Alexander Mitchell,..aged twenty-four, a married of; Mr/J. A. "Mitchell, the well-known auctioneer, was .drowned- this mortitrig while crossing the \Vyndham River, on horseback. . The stream was in- flood. The body has not been recovered. ,■'-"/'. From our \Vyndharti cbrrespandeht we learn that Mitehellwasfon Horseback piloting a-: thre^hprserxfray•lbver.Nbhflicrossmj?, when the drayand- nones'- went 'downy He tried to save them," rpot his death. The teamTJwere dro&riedj "but the driver (William M'George) swam butaud reported the occurrence. ; ";^ ; V'.?<« "
A swagger named Alfred, Taylor, -aged about fifty, died suddenly at Whakatu yes-, terday afternoon. "Medical evidence showed that deceased suffered fromfa kidney com-' plaint, and .the. verdict/was-, that death resulted from nafcurafcauses, -> . '.'-.. -\
This mprriing John 'Copper, temporarily employed as boatswain on.the steamer Kahu, was found dead on board; the vessel. , He had been ailing for some an internal complaint, iut was able-to work right up to the time of his death. Deceased leaves a widow/and four or five children residing in Wellington. ■■■ .;.;,-; - •■-,.. _
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ACCIDENT AND FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 10450, 21 October 1897