SERIOUS ILLNESS OF MR. W. D.
SEIZED WITH PARALYSIS ON THE BENCH.
The sitting of the Arbitration Court yester- day morning was brought to an abrupt termination at 11.40. The case engaging
the attention of the Court was the cigar-makers' dispute, and the taking of evidence had just concluded when Mr. W. D. Cruickshank, the employers' repre- sentative on the Bench, was seen to suddenly fall over to one side as though he had swooned. His colleagues, Mr. Justice Cohen and Mr. Samuel Smith, with several other gentlemen went to his assistance, and he was lowered to the floor and made as comfortable as circum- stances would permit. Dr. E. J. Jenkins, who had been immediately summoned, was soon in attendance, and found that Mr. Cruickshank was suffering from a severe stroke of paralysis which affected the whole of the right side and rendered him speechless, though not un- conscious. The unfortunate gentleman was conveyed by the Civil Ambulance Brigade to Nurse M'Gahey's private hospital, Darling-
Subsequently his Honor returned to court and said: I regret exceedingly the circum- stance which has rendered necessary the ad- journment of the Court. It is, of course, im- possible at present to say when business will
Mr. Kelynack: I wish to say, your Honor, that I deeply regret Mr. Cruickshank's sud- den illness, and hope he will soon be better.
Mr. Trevor Jones and the principals in- terested in the dispute before the Court also expressed their regret.
His Honor: I feel certain that regret will be universally shared. I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Cruickshank before he became a member of this Court, and the more I have seen of him the more I have admired his un- flagging energy, his sound judgment, and his
pure desire to do justice to all parties. I slncerely trust he may soon recover and re- sume his seat in the Arbitration Court.
On inquiry from Dr. Wilson at an early hour this morning it was ascertained that Mr. Cruickshank had regained consciousness, and in other respects his condition was very much improved.
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