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An inquest was held at Clarendon on Friday in regard to tho death of William George Miller, who was killed whilst driving a roller on Mr R. R. Stewart's property. Evidenco was given that deceased \vas about 60 years of age. On Wednesday ho yoked up three horses to a roller, and departed to his work. As he did not return at lunch hour, the deceased's employer, Mr Robson, instituted a soarch, and found deceased lying with the left side of his skull crushed in, presumably the result of a kick from the shaft horse in the roller, which had broken away from tho machine. The body ■was cold when discovered,, and the medical evidenco pointed to tho fact that death must have been instantaneous. Evidence was given by a number of witnesses that tho animal was commonly regarded as a kicker and dangerous to work. A verdict of *' accidental death" was returned, with a rider that the animal which caused the accident should be destroyed. Deceased was a single man, and search amongst his papers failed to reveal any trace of relatives.

William Bloomfield, aged 17, whose parents live at Kennington, was accidentally killed on Friday evening at Pyramid. Bloomfield Was returning home after working a team of horses attached to a disc. Ho was found dead on the load, evidently having fallon under the disc. The back of his head was terribly bruised and cut. The sufferer was convoyed to the Goro Hospital where he expired an hour after admission, never having regained consciousness.—Gore telegram. A Carterton message states that John M'Leod, aged 60, dropped dead at He Wharau yesterday. Ho was employed us u, shepherd. Ho had been medically attended for heart trouble.

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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