to Death - On Sunday after-noon word was brought by Mr. E. T. Smith
into the town that the caretakers' room at Mr. Pink's slaughter yards
was completely burnt out, and that human remains were to be seen in
the debris. Mr. Pink, in company with Sgt. Blake and Mr. A. G. Davis
J.P., at once drove out to the scene, which is about one and a half
miles west of the town.. There they found the room burnt to the ground,
and the remains of the caretaker near the door. The origin of the
fire is a mystery. The room was built of galvanized iron. The caretaker's
name was Mat. Dobie, and he had been in the employ of Mr. Pink for
about two years, previous to which he had residence in Blyth. An inquest
was held on Monday afternoon by the Coroner (Mr. A. G. Davis). Evidence
was given by Dr. H. F. Dunstan, A. T. Pink, Thomas Faulkner, T. E.
Smith, and Sgt. Blake. The verdict was that the charred remains found
in the debris were those of Matthew Dobie and that there was no direct
evidences with regard to cause of death. The widow and family of deceased
live at Blyth.