THE LOSS OF THE GOLDSEEKER
[P«B PBBBB ASBOOIATION,]
.£ XSbison, July 19. Tbe oatter Goldseeker, whioh left Nelson for the Orohcelles on Tuesday night was oaught m a tquall off Walker's Bay and sunk. The two men on board had to swim for the shore. One of them a Swede, named JB'Ankmsn, sueoeeded la landing, but coold flad no trace of the other. Jus. Splere. Braokman, beiog a stranger, did not know the nearest settlement, and experienced great difficulty la reaching the ' Maori pah at Wakapuaka. He started at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, and being overtaken by night slept on one of the surrounding hills quite without shelter and his clothes were frcz non him, At daybreak he started again and reached the | Maori settlement at three o'clock In the " afternoon m a state of utter collapse. He ■ was brought Into Nelson this mornlag and taken: to the hospital, No trace of the other man baen found, It is possible that he landed and went to an outlying pah ntaf Orolxelles. It will be Imposatble to recover the outtei as she il lying In' siztenn fft^hotnaof water. - ; - :
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