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It is officially stated that until further notice two army commissions will be allotted annually to each of the following colonies:— New South Wales, .South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New Zealand, and the Cape; six to Canada and one to Tasmania. The body of a man sft 9in, well built, was found in the Timaru harbor on the 2nd inst. Except for water-tight boots and socks, there was no other means of recognition. No one is missing at Timaru, and the body is supposed to have come in on the current from the south. The body lias been a fortnight or so in the water.—Later particulars state that the police are in possession of several items of evidence, from which they feel satisfied that the body found in Caroline Bay is that of George Priest, who has lately been in business at Timaru as a grain buyer, and for years lias followed various lines of business in Timaru. Priest has for some time been in financial difficulties, and in consequence has been very despondent. He was particularly so yesterday week, when he left his home without a penny in his pocket, and Mrs Priest has been able to identify the corpse as that of her husband. Mr Power, bootmaker, identifies the boots on the body as a pair he made for Priest, jMid Mr Rowley, dentist, recognises some peculiarities in the tectli which gave further evidence of identity. The deceased left his home on the 25th ult., and has not been seen since. At the inquest on the body, held to-day, a verdict of found drowned was returned.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2458, 4 July 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2458, 4 July 1890