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Sudden and fatal accident

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Saturday 15 February 1873, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

(From the Armidale Chronicle, Feb 13.)

SUDDEN AND FATAL ACCIDENT -A most deplorable catastrophe occurred on Friday last to Mr John Scott, of Surveyor’s Creek. From what we have been able to gather, it would appear that the unfortunate gentleman was travelling homewards by coach from Murrurundi. The coachman apparently perceived that he was greatly disposed to sleep, and urged him to travel inside, but to no purpose, Mr Scott insisting upon mounting the roof. The sad consequence was that he did fall asleep, and then fell off the coach, alighting between the fore and hind wheel, the latter of which, passing over his body, inflicted such serious injuries as almost immediately to cause death The body was brought to Walcha, and interred in the cemetery at that place on Monday last. The remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of sympathising friends, the funeral service being impressively conducted by the Rev T Johnstone, of Armidale.

SALES OF HORSES EXTRAORDINARY. – On Thursday last there was a sale of horses at the Pound Yards. The prices that ruled were not excessive One young gentleman informed us that he purchased a Bucephalus for one shilling, and that one or two Rosinantes were exchanged for the even smaller coin sixpence.

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