28 July, 2017

July 27



1864 Fatal Accident. — An accident of a fatal character happened on Monday night or early yesterday morning, to a man named George Yarwood, a lime burner, living at Joyce's plains. He was well known about Maryborough, and was seen at Chinaman's Flat, on Friday last, in his usual good health. It appeared from the evidence adduced at the inquest, held before F. M. Laidman, Esq. District coroner at the Golden Age Hotel, that Mr Joshua Hughes, a well known cattle dealer, was driving in his buggy from Talbot to Maryborough, at about half-past six o'clock yesterday morning, and when about three miles from Maryborough, he saw a dray capsized on the road with the horse in the shafts, and deceased lying on his face, with the upper portion of his body under the dray. Mr Hughes then secured his buggy, and endeavored to release the horse that was in the dray after first ascertaining that the man was dead. He was unassisted, and with considerable difficulty,succeeded in the course of half an hour, in getting the body of deceased from under the dray. The witness was of the opinion that the dray was coming from Talbot, and being driven fast, had come in contact with a tree that was lying near the road,and capsized. Constable Boyle was examined, and said that he went to a place indicated, on the Talbot road, yesterday morning, acting on information furnished to the police by Mr Hughes, and found the body of the deceased man. A witness named Lewis Boisman, identified the body as that of George Yarwood. He was a, married man, and, as witness believed, had left three or four children. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the foregoing facts.


1866 A steady rain set in yesterday afternoon, which speedily converted some of the streets almost into rivers. The water rushed in; torrents down the drain in Barkly-street, and thence through that in Bull-street to the Burnt Creek, swelling  its waters 'to a very large extent. Towards night the weather cleared up a little

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