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STOP PRESS ITEMS.

•V " ■•■-- ' . ■' . re ■f • JHLLE& JOT- FLAY, (Per United Preaa Association.) awt. • . xi t. / 77~T AUCKLAND, Getter IV. At the inquest on the body of the boy John O'Shea, wke wm« killed to his companion, Cyril Clifton, ♦which was held to-day, Mr Coroner Cutten, S.AI., found that death was caused by a shot fired by Cyril Ernest Clifton. His Worship Said the case was one more instance of almost wicked carelessness in leaving firearms within reach *f boys. He thought the boy Cyril Clifton was deserving of much sympathy for the terrible position in which ho found himseli. The twa lads' had been left living alone in a house where something had ecaurredj W disturb the equanimity of personß much older than themSelveifc Tk» 1»5» Ei a fright and loaded a revolver with the idea of protecting <&«ms«lves,. iter on, forgetting that the weapon was loaded, they played witk iti ftß boyß would do. Unfortunately deceased was killed % the lewis* of the revolver and cartridges within the reach of the boys fcy Gross carelessness had led to the trouble.

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STOP PRESS ITEMS., Issue 15626, 17 October 1914

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STOP PRESS ITEMS. Issue 15626, 17 October 1914

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