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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS

Arthur Christiansen West, employed as a caretaker at the Egmont A. and P, Show Grounds, was drowned while bathing in the W'aingongora River yesterday. The bodv has been recovered. Mary Llovd died suddenly at the Wellington Hospital yesterday." Somn aays ago she was removed to the institution by the police. She was making a gorxl recovery, but yesterday morning sho unexpeete'dlv collapsed and expired immediatelv. ' Heart failure, is supposed to have been the cause, of death. Daniel Doolan, a single man. ag«d 45 vears, committed suicide at Patetonga, on 'the HaurarJ Plains, by shooting himself with a. shotgun. The deceased, who had been drinking, lived nlone. In connection with the death by drowning of Mr Davey, a Thamcn miner who was suffering from miners' phthisis, a letter was found on the body addressed to his mother, stating that he was depressed through sickness, "and asking to be forgiven.' He stated that there was nothing left but to end it all. .An elderly man named Daniel M'Neil was found" drowned in the Waihopai River (Southland) on Tuesday. At tli9 inquest a. verdict of "Found drowned" was returned. A married woman named Susan Ellen Dowdle, 36 years of age, wife of Franci» Dowdle, of 'Spenccrville. near Chaney'a, committed suicide at 8.30 a.m. on Mondav by shooting herself (says the ' Lyttel ton Times'). A seven-chambered revolver, with one cbambor discharged, was found near her body. Mrs D»wdle had evidently placed the'mtwzfa In her mouth and fired. She was found about ft quarter of an hour afterwards by her husband! and was just then expiring. She hart been despondent of late, Mr H. W. Bishop, District Coroner, held an inquest in the evening, and returned i. verdict that deceased committed enicide wbilab of unsound mind, Mrs Mary Ann Jolly died 6fc Inwrcargill from injuries she received on the railway line near Woodlands on December 7. The engine driver of a train saw something lying across a cattle etop. He sounded his whisfle and pulled np as quickly as possible, but not before tha train ran about a car length past the object, which proved to be a woman. Mrs Jolly received injuries to her hsad and feet. She was removed to the Inve.rcargill Hospital, where she did well for a time, but complications ensued, awl she died. She was 86 years of age. A verdict was returned in accordance with the medical evidenee. no blame being attachable to anvone,

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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