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FEARFUL DEATH OF A

CLERGYMAN.

CUT TO PIECES ON THE RAILWAY.

KOROIT, Saturday.

The Rev Frederick Arthur Booth, M.A. ,   incumbent of St. Paul's Church of England       here, was found dead this morning near the gatehouse on the railway line to Warr- nambool, about three quarters of a mile from   the Koroit station. the head was fearfully       smashed, the face being entirely cut off   At the inquest held today, before Mr. G.  

D. Mccormick, coroner, the evidence   showed that deceased had been suffering severely from depression and insomnia for   the last six months. He had been accus-   tomed to take a walk every evening, and on   leaving home last night his wife noticed   nothing unusual. The night was very dark   and Mr Booth not returing at midnight, a search was made. A verdict that the de-         ceased was run over by a train, but that there was no evidence to show how the ac-   cident occured, was returned. Mr Booth       was 40 years of age, and was married, leav-          

ing four children. Her was educated at     Grenville College, Ballarat, and won the       Cusack and Russell scholarships. He ob-   tained the Degree of Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne, and was or-   dained by Dr thornton about 15 years ago   being vicar of Warracknabeal. Afterwards         he was incumbant at Creswick, and was in-     ducted vicar of Koroit four years ago.

MARYBOROUGH, Sunday        

The Rev. F.A. Booth, whose mutilated     body was found on the railway line at Ko-   roit on Saturday, was for several years vicar     of St Paul's Church, Carisbrook. At   the morning service at the church today   the Rev. T.P. Bennet made reference to   the sad occurance. Deceased was highly   respected.

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