AS SEEN BY "OTAGO TIMES'" AUCKLAND CORRESPONDENT.
Frederick Evans, tho striker who has met his death as tho, result of injuries, was one of tho small band of strikers who tried to hold tho Miners' Um>Hall against the onrush of the angry workers when a revolver shot had been fired (it is alleged) by one of the striker?, who afterwards retired within the hall. Evans later was cornered by Constable Gerald Wade, and if is alleged that ho discharged his revolver directly at tho constable, wounding him in the stomach. Before he fell the constable clubbed Evans, who was afterwards very severely manhandled by tho infuriated crowd before being rescued by the police. Evans died without regaining consciousness, and for a while tlip constable whom he shot was in a critical condition. During the strike Evanr acted constantly as storekeeper in the union store, and he was known among his fellows and even to the police authorities as a quiet, unassuming young man. Hβ it was who consulted the inspector of police as to just what procedure would be- considered reasonable as ''peaceful picketing," and his manner made a favorable impression upon the officer. Evans also acted at times as correspondent to the official paner of the Federation, and it was said that he had previously had some experience in press work in Australia.
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