FORTY-FOOR YEARS AGO TO-DAY
1 I [Prom the Dunedin ' Star,' November 4, j 1870.] Tho Hon. Mr "Fox, addressing hie constituents at Marton, reviewed trie princi pal business of the late parliamentary session, and claimed for the Government that they had established a peace which was not likely to be disturbed. He looked for the best results from immigration and public works, which would remove the existing depression. He warmly eulogised the- people of the South Island, who had behaved to the North " like brothers. - ' The hon. gentleman received a unanimous vote of confidence. ******* Topia., who has returned to Wanganui from Waikato, brines news that the leading chiefs of the Waikato and Maniopoto tribes have consented to attend a eonlerence at Te Aomaoramu, near Pipiriki, on December 25. Tho Prince6s Sophia and Kewi will represent the King. Topia says that the above tribes are favorable to peace, and desire to establish most friendlv relations with the pakeha. *" ****** Coionor Hocken held an inquiry touching tho death of the man Roman who perched in the fire at Jago's wool and flax store in Stuart street the other day. Evidence was led to show that deceased was just recovering from the effects of delirium tremens. Mr J. R. Mills detailed his action in endeavoring to rescue tha man. The same night he visited him at the hospital. He then seemed to be rational for a few minutes, and told witness that he liad had an offer of work at Mr E. Pritchard'e (bjacksmith) ; that he did not know why be bad gone into the I fire, but ho had* been running up and j down hin own yard until ho got out of j bitath, when the firebell rang; then he went down to Stuart street to see what; was on, and just walked into the i lire. Pr" Yates (resident surgeon at the; hospital) said that deceased told him he j !ia:l v/clked into the fire intentionally, but I that he liad not been drinking for a week j before the fire. j ******* | One of the iurymon was keen to return i a vcidiet of felo d? se, on the ground that: it had been proved that the man had been Kiiiieriog from the effects of drink j an:l deliberately walked into the flames. The coroner (Mr Hockcn) explained that sitii n verdict meant that deceased was in i full r.otF"s?ion of all his mental faculties i and in good health at the time he destTo\od himself, which was not the ca?o with Homan. 'I he jvryman then with-i drew h's objection The coroner said he j ogvecd that every case of suicide should : not be slurred over with a verdict of j temporary insanity; but in this instance j it was evident that it was & case of in- j sanity. Of the many cases he had in- : vetti"rated (and they numbered hundred?) fullv SO per cent, were connected in some , wav with drink. But the jury had no-: thi'nc to dp with '.hat question. A verdict \ of temporary insanity was ieturned. ;
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FORTY-FOOR YEARS AGO TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15641, 4 November 1914
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