The New Zealand Shipping Company have received cablegram advioe of the arrival at London of the shipa Rangitikei and Opawa, from Lyttelton, and the Lebu from Auckland. The body of a man, named Bush was found in the Avon to-day. It appears from a letter found in his pocket that he committed suicide. The letter is addressed to his father in England, and referred to an appeal for assistance which had been refused. It mentioned his wife and child, and wound up with " you will soon be rid of one that you liked in time gone by to call son." The letter was addressed and ready stamped for transmission to Mr. F. W. Bush Solio Square, London. The police are endeavoring to find out more about the unfortunate man. A passenger who arrived by the Haweaon Monday informs the Lyttelton Times that he visited the Taupo on Wednesday last, and considers she is in a very fair way of being floated, should the weather hold fine. The contractor for the work of floating the steamer got on well with the earlier part of the work. Eight chains were passed round the stern of the vessel, which is Bunk, and were attached to npars laid across the deck. The greater part of the coal and ballast have been removed, and everything promised to go well. The amount of the contract is £6,500, which the Insurance Companies will pay on arrival of the steamer in the dock at Auckland.
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CHRISTCHURCH., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume VI, Issue 687, 30 April 1879
CHRISTCHURCH. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume VI, Issue 687, 30 April 1879
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