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THE HARBOUR COLLISION.
Tho inquest into the oircurastances attending the death of Frederick Taylor, late mate on the schooner Colonist, who was drowned off Bradley's Head on Saturday last in consequence of the collision between tho Colonist and the steamship Adelaide, was com- menced hy the City Coroner at the Croydon Hotel yes- terday.
Henry Limbon. Beaman, residing at 32 Cumberland street, identified the body of the deceased ns that of Frederick Taylor, late mato on the schooner Colonist ; ha was 40 years of ngn and a singlo man ; deceased and witness were b-ith on botrd the Colonist on Saturday
afternoon last whon the schooner and the s.g. Adelaide came into collision ; witness had not seen deceased alive
Dr. John Spofforth doposod to examining; the body of deceased; death was duo to asphyxia from drowning.
Senior-eonstablo Edwards, of the Water Police, de- posed that nbout hnlf-past 5 o'clock on Wednesday moraine; he was in charge of the Water Police steamer, cruisinjr off Bradloy'a Head, in tho vicinitv of tho i collision between the Colonist and the steumer Adelaide, when ho saw tho body of the deceased floating in the water; with assistance ho recovered it and conveyed it to the North Sydney morgue.
At thiB »tage the inquest was adjourned till Friday, the 14th instant, when it will be resumed at the