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ARRIVAL OF BODY.

RECEPTION AT STATION^ MODERATION ORDERS A POST MORTEM. AUCKLAND, November 15. Tl]e body- of Frederick George Evaps, iho striker who died after an encounter at Waihi, was brought to Auckland by train last evening, arriving sibout 8.15 p.m. A I'ig body of strikers and th,eir friend? gathered at the station, and made the occasion one for a demonstration. Tb© platform was crowded with men, who talked quietly but bitterly about the fetal episode. There wug aa imprest!vo scene when the train arrived. The men gathered round the mortuary ear fU bareheaded, while some ef them li/ted the coffin upon their shoulders. Th<v body was eapried out into the htrefi ::".d placed i$ qh automobile hearse, ■■, j li( h niov&d elewly out aad into Custom:, street. The orftwd termed inte a precession abeufc 200 strong, and marrhed Iwhind the heaFSe along Quern street to the «raer of "Wollesley street. It was a west decorous and orderly processing. Very little was said by any of those iji %ho protMjeeien ex«?nt, ir> the fjn-t l>- nrifiHits, when orjo injudicious men iitel a 4 a fi f stable, whe took no notice. Queen street was busy with promefiadjng peeple as tke procession pasiMCi, and the seene»~the obviously ceromonjeus funeral motor lu;arsa»-a.ttracted a great deal of attention. Hundreds of people stopped and raided their hats as it pissed, and the street b-uy.zo.d with explanations of the sirang« sight and comment itWhew t liq flreeeesion rear4u'd Wellesley ntfeefc the hesrse tiu-ned up (he hill ?.\ a vapid pace, loavi«g the pi-oees-fi-:«« behind, ineludiiig a few women who had inamhed witli it. T,he crowd walked Btraight to the Grey until? , , H'liere a short meeting was held. The body ef Evhhs was takeK to khc premises of a>l liiiflertaker, and at Uic: order of the Federation e««<?«tiv<? a, pest nu'i'tem was perlVt'nncd by iwo medical men. They certified that death had re«nltcd i'roin a b\mv upon deceased's head.

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ARRIVAL OF BODY., Maoriland Worker, Volume 3, Issue 88, 22 November 1912

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ARRIVAL OF BODY. Maoriland Worker, Volume 3, Issue 88, 22 November 1912

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