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- The sad intelligence reached the Hon. ,W. S. Peter, at Anama, yesterday, that his youngest son Ernest had been killed by a fatal fall over a cliff in the North Island. The telegram came from Napier, but details were necessarity very meagre. Those, however, have been supplied by the Press Association, whose telegram we publish below. The telegram was enclosed in one to Sergeant Felton, no wire running up the Mount Somers line, and the Sergeant seeing both marked "urgent" at once despatched a horseman with the message."' Mr" and Mrs Peter went north by the midday train this morning to take the first steamer from Ly ttelton. Mr Ernest Peter went to the North Island only a few months ago to take up some land, and just at the commencement of a promising career as a sectler, his untimely death is peculiarly sad. He was an enthusiastic member of the

when residing at the Anama Station, and considering the distance he had to travel to attend his duties was anything but remiss. The following is the telegraphic account sent to us to-day by the Press Association: • Napier, April 28. , News was received here last night of the discovery of the dead body of Mr Ernest Peter on the bed of the Tutakuri

river, below a cliff thirty feet high. Deceased was a son of the Hon. W. S. Peter of Ashburton, Canterbury, and Vas visiting Hawkes Bay with the object of purchasing country property. He left

town on the 14th inst, and was never

since heard of till the discovery of his "body. His horse was found on the 17th

Itied to manuka scrub some little distance off the road, about five miles from 'Puketapu, which place deceased was seen to pass through on Saturday last. As ■soon as it was learned that the horse had

been found, the police were at once communicated with and a search was instituted which resulted in the body being found ;yesterday as above stated. An inquest will be held this afternoon at Puketapu.

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SAD OCCURRENCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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SAD OCCURRENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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