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Tuesday 13 October 1891, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

NEW ENGLAND.

(Walcha Witness, Oct. 10.)

As the Messrs, Connal were returning from a wedding at Aberbaldie on Wednesday last, the horse, which was fresh, commenced to kick as the buggy was going down a steep hill. A smash-up was but narrowly averted, and during the struggle for supremacy Mr. W. Connal received a severe kick on the shins. The animal’s shoes glided off the bone, or the leg would probably have been broken.

Mr. Alex. Bell, of Rimbanda Station, died on Monday night. Deceased was but 27 years of age. It is said that death was caused by drinking carbolic acid in mistake for colonial wine. Mr. Bell was well known here. The funeral took place on Wednesday. The remains were interred in the Walcha cemetery near the graves of the deceased’s parents. Mr. Bell, sen., was at one time part proprietor of Bergen-op-zoom station. The news of the sudden death caused a great sensation here.

Mr. W. Nivison, of Yarrowitch, met with a nasty accident when near Waterloo a few nights ago. The horses bolted with the buggy when near a gate, and in the darkness Mr. Nivison was thrown out, and had difficulty in reaching the station. When the horses were found next morning they remained fastened together, but one on each side of a wire fence, which showed that they had received a serious fright. The horses, however, were uninjured.

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March 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

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