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From Our Bpboiai, Correspondent. By Eleotbio Telbgraph, FOUND DEAD. * A TRAGIC END. CuRihTGHUiicH, July 2. ' About a quarter to three thia afternoon ihe If.iet ihat h man wns lying ap<»uently druDk ! under a bush ju«t n?ar the Victoria street i bridge waa reported to the police, and on an I investigation bting made by the police it was found that the unfortunate man was not ! drunk but dtad. Htains of a well-known , disinfectant about the mouih and a i half.filled 9d bottle of the :»me fluid in his < pocket pointed plainly to tbe o»a c of death. It waa stated by persona i' , the crowd that the man bad been notictd in the- place where he wie found dead as long ago as 9 ■ o'clock, but no notico had been token of him, 'it merely being thought that he was the ! worse for liquor. Shortly ufter the finding iof the body the man's wife came down on a I bicycle, and after giving ono look at tbe I corpße, burst iiHo tears, jumped on her cycle and rode away. Ton puiioe tried to detain her, but she said pbe would come back later and give any infoiicaiion neces sary. 'J'be body wns conveyed to the morgue, snd on a Beatch being of bis clothes it was found that the man's name was w. or T. H. AtkiuF.oii. It wne said thn.t be had lately bw-n a titter on the 8.6. Tarawera, and he held a liit-charge from that vessel. The unfortunate man Atkinson whose body was found on the river bunk this nfter noon, appeared in the Magistrate's Court ja few days ago.when his wife secured a . separation order from him.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4409, 3 July 1914

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TELEGRAPHIC. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4409, 3 July 1914

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