ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.
(Pkr United Press Association.)
Auckland, March 8,
A child named Mabel Liliau M'Hugh, aged four years and a-half, was accidentally burned to death yesterday at Lake Takapuna. Her clothes caught alight while near a fire in the yard, and when rescued her injuries were so bad that death ensued a few hours subsequently. A most distressing accident occurred at the Auckland Roller Mills late last evening to a boy named Rowe, nine years of age, by which he lost his life. The boy took his uncle's tea to the mill, and wa3 afterwards conducted oat of the building, whilo his uncle returned to work. The lad must have re-entered the building, which was only lit by one. lamp, and made for the chain tackle with the object of having a swing, but he overbalanced himself, and in trying to recover himself the boy must have caught the rope that puts the tackle in gear, and was hoisted up through two floors and when reaching the top he must have swung over the drum, hia head coming into contact with the heavy cross beam, afterwards being wound close against the drum, where he revolved with it till the mill stopped at 8 o'clock, when it was closed for the night. The boy was found this morning hanging head downward from the drum, with the chain around the lower portion of his body. The boy was at first unconscious, but afterwards spoke, and was removed to the hospital, where ha died this morning. A man named John Bridges dropped dead to-day in Pompallier t.-rraee, Ponsonby. Deceased, who was 36 years of age and unmarried, was a remittance man. He was suffering from delirium tremens.