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CORONEll'S INQUEST,

Dr. Roche, District Coroner, held an inquest on Friday, at the Mount Hope Station, on the body of a man named Frank, who was smothered by an embankment of earth falling on him on the pre vious Monday. From the evidence of two witnesses, named Ries and Smith, it appeared that the deceased had been engaged working with them on the station, sinking a well, and on the day in question, while he ifras wheeling away some earth in a barrow, a slip of earth took place, and an Immense quantity falling on him, completely buried him underneath. Hia mates seeing the accident, immediately ran to his assistance, and and as promptly a9 possible extricated, him from underneath the mass, A stretcher being procured, he was conveyed to Ries's tent, where he died in about half an hour afterwards. The jury re turned a verdict of " Accidental Death." The deceased was tweuty-five years of age, a native of Dublin, and from th« account given by his mate Smith, was a well-cducated young man of good family.

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