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The body of a man apparently about 40 years of age was found yesterday amongst some bushes beside the railway track between Belmont and Hayward’s Stations (Wellington). The man' had apparently been dead for throe or four weeks.

William Hinckley, a farmer, of Brown's (ffoathhnd), placed -some detonator cups on a tree stump. After a while ho forgot about them, and commenced to choo I (i<> stump. An explosion followed, which broke tho. head of tho axe in two

and seriously damaged Mr Hinckley about the face ami i-yes. An operation was performed in thr, Southland Hospital, and ho is progrc.oiin.r satisfactorily. His escape must be considered marvellous.

Funy Jack, a Chinaman, i.f about 60 years of ago. was rushed by a bull in a> field at Kaikorai thin morning. He was knocked down, and considerably ehaken '

and bruised, but not seriously injured. He. was taken to the Hospital.

-Albert Wiseman died suddenly this forenoon at Pert Chalmers. Ho was employed, by I'no rcrjioration forestry and treeplanting department. With another man ho wss’tip in a large niau-ocarpa tree cutting off the (op branches, and, complaining of fee!intr unwell, he went down. His mate followed, and found him on the ground dead. Deceased, who was a single man, 3? years of age. was subject to lies a few years ago, and lately had. a touch of ir.flnonsj..

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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