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Wellington, June 1; A death, so far surrounded by mysterl* oub cirouiPßtanoes, ooourred at the Upper Kaiwarrawaria last night. Mr Thomas Hawkins, a well-known settler, who H red In the dbtrlot named, left town at five last evening and was found about eight o'olook lying dead on a bcanoh road whioh leads to his farm. The body was lying at full length, and bore marka of violenoe on the neok, and his vest was considerably torn. Nothing Is known of how the deoeaied oame by his death, but It Is supposed that he either fell or was thrown from his trap, and that the horse kioked or the wheel paiaed over the body. Dr Oahlll, who examined the body, says death resulted from hemorrhage of the jugular vein, bat he declines to express an opinion as to how the wounds were caused until he makes a pott mortem examination. This morning two wounds were found on the neek. Hawkins was a man muoh respeoted In town.

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A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2140, 1 June 1889

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A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2140, 1 June 1889

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