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[by telegraph.]

Wellington, To-day. The steamer Stella, which arrived last evening from a cruise to the Southern lighthouses and sounds reports that Sergt-Major Neilby and Mr Allan, returning officers at Jackson’s Bay, left that place for Hokitika about a fortnight ago, and have not since been heard of. A search party has been out four days, without finding any trace of them. . Later. The Government have not received any intelligence of the missing returning officers for Jackson’s Bay, beyond a communication from Mr Giles, chief returning officer at Hokitika, stating that he had not received the returns from Jackson’s Bay, and asking that the declaration of the poll might be postponed for a few days.

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RETURNING OFFICERS MISSING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 520, 28 December 1881

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RETURNING OFFICERS MISSING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 520, 28 December 1881

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