The Death of Skiffins.
♦ Regarding the death of Skiffins, at Auckland, a local papor says he was found lying on some straw dead in his stable, Albert street. The police found the body lying on tho left side, face down, and both body and face were quite black. The body felt warm, so Constable Rowles went for Dr Evans, but bn his arrival ho pronounced life ex- ; tinct, and the body was therefore removed to the morgue. On searching it Gs Cd was found in money, a pair of spectacles, come papers, &c. From enquiries made by Constable Herbert it seems that deceased was seen on the Sunday morning about 8 o'clock very drunk. The two men took him to tho stable where ho was found, to sleep off his debauch, locking the door j after them. Deceased was addicted to 1 drink, and last week attempted suicide at the Queen street wharf, but was restrained by a friend, -who had great difficulty in preventing him from carrying out his purpose. He is said to be a Londoner, and to have been a member of the Masonic Order. Skiffins wa3 formerly in a good way of business in Christchurch, where lie was well known; but latterly had been a remittance man.
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