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IN WELLINGTON PROVINCE. FARMER AMD HIS WIFE AND CHILD BRUTALLY MURDERED. CERMAN FARM LABORER SUSPECTED. fPEtt United Press Association.} PALMERSTOX X.. Dumber 29. Advice was received by the local police this evening that a horrible triple murder had been committed at Ruahine (40 miles from presumably on Monday morning. The victims arc Mr James M'C.'ann (a farmer), his wife, and child (a girl). The discovery ffns not made until today, hut as Mr M'Oaun was found lying in his cow shed it was inferred that he was milking at the time of the murder. It is evident that he was killed with a tomahawk. It appear/: that the murderer then proceeded to the house and killed Mrs M'Cann nn<! her child, as the bodies were found lyincr in bed. Mr,-. M'Cami was killed by a blow with a tomahawk, which j-pnk into the skull from eye to eye. The nature of the' child's wounds was not stated in the message. On the discover;/ of the tragedy Sergeant Harris (of i'aihapc) and Constable Kfson :of Manpiwcka) proceeded to th" scene of the murder, and Detectives Siddells and Quirko have also loft to investigate. Suspicions point, to a ("Titian farm laborer, who has disappeared.

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A SHOCKING TRAGEDY, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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A SHOCKING TRAGEDY Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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