ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS
two drowning AU'IDK.Vrs. A drowning- accident occurred on Satur flay afternoon, in the Hint .River, the vietuiii being- Philip Pearse, aged 20. whose parents reside at Trenthani. The deceased and a boy companion, Archibald John Craig-, went t.> bathe in the river at TTeuthatn. After they had been in the water some time i'earse got out. oi his depth. Craig went to his "assistance. but had to let Pearse go in order to save himself. After going" ashore Crai,-;- returned to the stream to make another attempt to rescue his comrade. This time he secured J'earse and brought liim ashore, but the latter was apparent ly dcrtd. An alarm was raised, and several people from th-e neighborhood made an effort to restore animation by artificial respiration. Medical air was subsequently available, and these operations were continued, but without, success. At the inquest a verdict of "Accidentally drowned " was returned. Herni Kopiri, acred about 55 years, was, drowned in the Waipaoa Jliver, near Waerengaaiiika, about nine miles from Gisborne, whilst bathing yesterday rooming-.
CTRL SKRIOUSLY ixjue-ed. A serious motor car accident occurred at Gisborne about 11 o'clock on Saturday night. As the passengers were alighting; from a bus a motor car, driven by August Zenker, came along and ran down Ruby Dennett, about 17 yeard of age. The unfortunate young lady was "dragged for s-omo distance under the car,' which swerved into the fence. Medical aid was summoned, and the girl was removed to a private hospital. She is in a precarious condition, and it is feared that she has sustained serious internal hn'urie*.
William Ogilvie, aged 78 years, an inmate of the Reiievoient Institution, who had been ailing for the past few davs, died suddenly in the institution last night. A sad (Inutile tragedy is reported from Rongotea. Two old "men, who were mates, had been engaged rabbiting. They had been drinking heavily in their camp, and Robert Paterson died practically in delirium tremens. His mate, named Emanuel White, went to Rongotea to report the matter to the police, and he too'dropped dead. The doctor said that death in both _ cases was due to heart failure.— Feilding telegram. A Blenheim message states that a young man, named Cogle, was found at Jacksons Heads yesterdav with the top of his head blown off. There was a shotgun beside the body, pointing to .suicide. _ t A Stratford message state's that Francis Seddon M'Oullough, aged six vears, son of Mr W. F. M-Oullough, was killed yesterday by a milk cart, driven by "his brother, overturning on the top of him on the East road.
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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Evening Star, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915