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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.

A man named James Montgomery, living in Russell street, was received into the hospital to-day, having sustained a fracture of the left leg through falling over a chair. A N iliva pirty, while searching for the bodies of the four Natives who were drowned recently while fishing off Waugarara (Auckland), came across remains identified as being there of a Native or European named Arthur Kitchen, drowned in 1894.

El ward Grey, at W'hanakaki (Auckland), attempted to cut his throat with a razrr, gashing it severely near the windpipe. Private troubles were the cause. The man will survive.

A half-caste named Patrick Feahy Ruaselb has been missed from his home st Greytoivn North tinoo Tuesday. Search parties are out,

The ‘Standard’ reports a narrow escape from drowning at Gore on Thursday. A sewing machine agent named Dove drove into tfie Mataura, which was in high flood, on the north side of the traffic bridge in order to give his horse a drink, and had no sooner got into tho river than the current took horao and express down the stream.and close to the bank. The horse made an effort to climb the bank near the railway bridge, and in his so doing the current caught the expresrand capsiz id it, throwing Mr Dove and the contents of the vehicle into the river. Mr Dove managed to swim to the bank, and thus saved his life. The horse and express were swept down stream, and the former was drowned, while the vehicle was caught on a bank in mid-st team Particulars of last Saturday’s suicide are given by the ‘ Alexandra Herald.’ A Chinaman named Chong Song, about seventeen years of age, went out for a walk in the afUrnoon with two half-caste children, and on reaching the Manuherikia bridge he got outside the railings and told the children to count “One, two, three.” The children did so, and when they called out “three” he made a dive into the river, which is about 60ft below the bridge. Tho children were so terrified that they were afraid to mention it to anyone, but when deceased did not turn np on Sunday inquiries were made, with the result that the children told what they knew. Search has been made for the body, but so far without success.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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