FATALITIES AND ACCIDENTS.
Last evening a hawker named M'Nab was thrown from a cart eight miles out, and he fractured the
Yesterday an accident happened to a resident named Jeffries through a fall of earth during some road excavations. The injuries consisted of three
broken ribs, besides bruises.
Herbert Ernest Covington, aged 20, was found dead in the bush to-day at Nethercote, near Pam- bula, with a rifle at his side and a bullet wound in the breast. An inquest was held by the coroner (Mr. Martin) and a jury. The evidence showed that deceased, who was engaged in stripping wattle bark, went out shooting last night. He did not return, and a search was instituted to-day with the above result. The rifle was discharged very easily. The jury returned a verdict that deceased shot himself accidentally.
Mr Charles Gorman (of the firm of Hardie and Gorman), while being driven to his sister's house at Lemon Grove, this afternoon, was with the driver thrown out of a sulky. He was cut a good deal about the face, and his shoulder was bruised.
Ronald Smith, aged 16, was drowned in Ballalaba Creek, near Bungendore, to-day.