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The following telegram has been kindly placed at our disposal by Mr Peter Duncan, who received the message at 1.45 p m. : Outram, September 25, Shaud's body fourd in the river this morning. J. Patrick.

" Our Own " wired :—" Mr Shaud'a body was recovered to-day in the Taieri River, about a mile below where he was supposed to have gone into the water." The exact time at which the body was found was 12 20 p.m. Constable Mackenzie, the officer stationed at Outram, was in charge of the search party, who had the use of an extra set ol drags lent by the Harbor Board. The body was removed to Abbotsford farm, where it now lies awaiting tho inquest. Mr James Shand was a native of Aberdeenshire, and was quite a lad when he arrived in Otago with his father and mother. Hia father died about a year after their arrival, and James then lived with his mother, on the farm at Green Island, until he came to man's estate, when lie purchased from the Crown 300 acres, now forming the homestead of the Abbotsford farm. He then leased tho property of the late Mr Alexander Rennie, which he subsequently bought right out, and as his means permitted Mr Shand gradually acquired tho freehold of the whole 1,200 acres comprising the*Abbotsford estate. From 1866 or 1867 till 1876 (the year of the abolition of the province?) Mr Shand was one of the members of tho Provincial Council for the Taieri. His wife was the eldest daughter of the late Mr George Duncan, and there are six children surviving of the marriage, the youngest being but a few months old. Mr Shand's age was fifty-four years. Mr Shand was, along with Messrs J. L. Gillies (now secretary of the Otago Harbor Board) and Mr (now the Hon.) W. H. Reynolds, appointed by the Provincial Council to confer with representatives of Southland regarding the reunion of the two province?, which was carried out successfully. Mr Shand was appointed in consequence of his being tho owner of a large tract of_ land in Southland and having considerable influence in the province. He was elected a member of the Provincial Council in 186?, when the late Mr J. Macandrew was Superintendent, Mr W. H. Reynolds Speaker, Mr Charles Edward Haughton Chairman of Committees, and Mr (now Sir) Julius Vogel Provincial Secretary. Mr Shand was elected in place of Mr R. M. Robertson (who in that year retired from the Council), and, with Messrs James Allan and Arthur J. Burns, represented the Taieri electorate until the abolition of the Provincial Government.

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FINDING OF MR JAMES STAND'S BODY., Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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FINDING OF MR JAMES STAND'S BODY. Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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