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When the two o'clock tram from Christchurch to Sumner on Saturday afternoon was passing the Wharf Hotel, Woolston, it came into collision with a trap, the pro- > perty of Mr S. P. Andrews, and smashed oae *of the wheels. The trap, which was in oharge of a boy, was standing at the water trough of the hotel, and just as the tram approached the horses ran back and brought the vehicle against the tram. Tbe boy escaped unhurt. Yesterday morning a man named Robin* son was found dead in the house occupied [ by him at Sumner, haying evidently bled to death, an artery in each arm having - been opened. He occupied a * cottage owned by Mr Wren, and was a remittance man. Mrs Robinson was away on Sunday, and no one but the deceased was in the house. Yesterday morning Mr Wren called at Robinson's house, and receiving no answer to his knocks entered and found the man lying dead in a pool of blood. Robinson was a middle-aged man, [ who recently came from Little Akaloa. An inquest will be held at Morton's Hotel, ' Sumner, at eleven o'clock thia morning, i An inquest was held at the Boyal 3 George Hotel at noon yesterday, before j Mr Bishop,- Coroner, concerning the death of an infant named Mabel Hill, five and a ' half months, the child of a Maori and a j white woman. Dr Stewart, who had made . a post-mortem examination, testified that 3 death was the result of starvation. The f parents had been in receipt of charitable a aid for a long period. . The child had been r sickly and feeble from birth, and delicate j nourishment would have been necessary to J retain life. The jury, of whom Mr Robert t Stothers was chosen foreman, returned a B verdict of " Death from starvation." i An inqueßt was held at the hospital at c ten o'olock yesterday morning, before Mr r H. W. Bishop, Coroner, touching the a. death of James Wisheart. The deceased, - xvho was an elderly man, was a very old 7 resident of Lyttelton, and was well known, c He was travelling on the 7.25 a.m. tram on a Saturday to Papanui, and in endeavouring i to alight while the car was in motion fell a heavily headlong to the ground and was i rendered insensible. Dr Brittin was sum- >. moned and attended the injured man, who d was afterwards conveyed to the hospital, r where the operation of trephining waa I performed. The jury, of which Mr J. f Walker was chosen foreman, returned a & verdict of. "Death from cerebral hemorrh age," tbe result of the accident. The b jury added a rider that no blame was attachable to the Tramway Compauy.

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Star Star, Issue 4834, 26 December 1893

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