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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS

TRAIN RUNS OFF LINE. CHILD KILLED, SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED. [Peh United Press Association.] TAUMARUNUr, January 22, A had accident, occurred this morning on the Taringamotu Timber Company's line. A train of open trucks and a covered, passenger <-ar runs from Taringamotu to Wiiituhi. A nmnber of Maoris travelled m an open truck, the pakehas travelling in the covered car. Apparently the train ran off the line, as the trucks overturned, killing a Maori child and badly injuring its mother, and breaking the. leg? of uvo Maori women, and the arm cT another. Fortunately the covered van saved the pakehns. v.-ho escaped injury.

Mrs Sarah Xcbon, 60 years of age, a resident of Dunedin, died suddenly about midday at Brighton yesterday, where she v.-hi Maying wit li her husband. Mr; Me Bon .had been attended by Dr Riley- for iieim trouble, and a; a certificate as to the- cause of death has been given an Inquest has not been deemed necessary. Raymond Preston (35). whr.se parents r- d , Dominion road. Auckland, was drowned at .Point ( heveiicr on Wrdnesdi\ t in mb th« enp.-h-uu: of a boat. Reiki i i i iho brnvrv oi one- of ;he boys was marie by the i -.rn-nr (Mr E. C. C niton’ at the inquest, in addition, Mr ( nlien ffec:d;-i to write a letter to til© hoy pro king him f'-r in's conduc’. A vftrdir* was n-turned —“ That. Raymond Preston died from drowning while endeavoring t.o save his two younger hroih'-'c. F!ie Htle boy Jack Preston." the Corcrir-r .'-aid, “deserves an e.-poeia! won! of ccniuior.dalion. He it only II years of amc. and rather .small for Iris a:;.-, hut o-,vir,g t.> his bravery and intelligence; the lives of tern other boys were saved. Although then 3 hoy; were not: nine!: rmalk-r then Idm.'-adf, he succeeded in lax-ping hold oi both of them, and supported them. until they were rtfciiiul by a. boat from shore.” Herbert Maclean, U livelier for Messrs J Griffin and Co., of Xelson. was drowned while surf bathing on the Waikanac Beach vesr-rday afte-rnoon. The beac-li fete wrs hi progress, and hundreds of people v.ere about at: thr- time. Efforts at rescue were unavailing, as Maclean was not Been alter he first said;. Another commercial traveller named Gilchrist, who was bathing witb Maclean. had n. very nariov escape, being resetunJ at the J.i.it gasp. A natty surf was miming, and several other parties were iu trouble, n olnhiy tne iiIV-saving team while giving a, demonstration with their reel. Maclean was a nati'e of M.-l-lionrtic and unmarried.

The Ri‘v. A. Mitchell, Methodist iiiiiii.-ior at' Lyttelton, v/Jio was camping at Asi i Icy Gorge with his family, was ao-rhlcnt-a!!;,- shot m art- l--g owing to a revolver, which his son v.sa cleaning, exploiting. A corpora{hm employee—Xei] Nielson, a married man, 50 years of age—was admitted to the Southland Hospital yesterday tmil«rmg fro.rt a scalp wound. The r.uifcrcr is still uncfin.-'cious. and details arc unavailable, but it i* believed that he nr knocked down by a motor car. The body of Elizabeth Lindsay Murphy, a married woman, was found floutii gui the llntt River this morning. Jje-ersed liven near Pet one, and had not been seen nr heard oi since Tuesday.—Wellington telmrram.

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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