FATAL LIFT ACCIDENT. A lift accident of a shocking character took place at the Federal Coffee Palace, Melbourne, on Friday night, by which a young woman, Beatrice Christie, aged twenty-four, lost her life. Miss Christie was a waitress employed at the Coffee Palace. She was about to descend from the seventh floor with some friends, and, think- ing that the lift was up at that stage, opened the door, and fell to the bottom of the well. Death was instantaneous.