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Friday  2 January  1874
Immigration  -  002
The following return gives  the names of vessels,  with date of arrival  and number of immigrants  to Canterbury  for the year ending 31 December  1873
Crusader  -   5 January                      - 174
Himalaya  -   3 March                        - 103
Michael Angelo  -  (Otago)  June 1    -  72
Edwin Fox  -   30 June                      -  55
Mary Shephaed,  29 August             -  359
Columbus  -   2 September               -  130
Punjab  -  20 September                   - 312
Celestial Queen  -  4 October          -  145
Adamant  -  17 October                  - 150
Merope  -  31 October                   -  170
Cardigan Castle  -  18 November   -  252
Star of India  -  31 December       -  240
                                                     =2162

Inquest  -   001
WILLIAMSON  - 
Lawrence,  who was drowned in the Waimakiriri,  at Kaiapoi,  at 2pm on Dec.31.  -----
Peter Greig Leslie -  I am a mariner  and Captain of the ketch Jane Elkin.  -----  he was a mate aboard the Jane Elkin,  his age was  about 38 ------
William Taylor  -  I am a cook aboard the Jane Elkin,  I know the deceased  --------   accidental death  -------  


Saturday  3 January  1874

Narrow escape  -  003
WHITFORD  -
a boy named Whitford  had a narrow escape from being drowned yesterday afternoon.   ------   more  -------  great credit to
                        Captain Jenkins  for rescuing the lad  and also to Constable Eares.


Monday  5 January  1874
Accident  -  WILSON  -  004
Mr Frederick Wilson  was thrown from his horse on Saturday afternoon  in Cashel street,  ---  sustained severe injuries  -----  


Tuesday  6  January  1874
Inquest  -  006
WILSON  - 
Joseph Davidson Wilson,  an infant  10 weeks old,    ----- a girl named Elizabeth Talbot  aged about 8 years  was                            
                        in bed at the house of Mrs Mary Benn,  a candle overturned  catching the bedding alight. -------

Presentation -  007
BRIEN  - 
A deputation  from the employees of Messrs Ward & Co.  brewers,  waited on Mr W.H.Brien ----   presented him with a hamdsome
                    gold locket on the occasion of his retirement from the service of the firm.


Friday 9 January  1874
Inquest  -  Fire at Laverick's Bay  -  008
a verdict of arson against some person or persons unknown.  ---sympathy is felt throughout the Peninsula for the loss  Messrs Webb & Co.have sustained
         by the destruction of their fine steam saw mill  ------   uninsured ----   


Monday 12 January  1874
Assault  -  010
LAMASNEY  - 
William, ----  charged with violently assaulting his wife ------   lots more  -------

Deaths  -  McCANN   &  STARK  -  011
---  a man named James McCann ----   a cook,  was found dead in his chair. ----   inquest will be held ---
William Stark,  while driving cattle along the South town belt,  fell suddenly from his horse,  few moments later expired  -----   inquest will be held

Supreme Court  -  012
McWILLIAMS  -  George   ---  rule nisi  obtained on 15th December by a creditor ---
SMITH  -  Henry  -     applied for order of adjudication  and meeting of creditors ----
GILLON  -  John,  deceased  ---  probate  ---to James Daniel Garwood ----
CLARK  -  Edward  ---  last examination  and discharge  ----
LOWE  -  Thomas ---     applied for order of adjudication  and meeting of creditors ----
DODGE  -  William  ---   probate  to  Samuel Early  -------


Tuesday  13 January  1874
Fire at Waiau  -  013
-- the stables of Mr S.M.Neville of the Waiau Hotel  were completely destroyed ----    including a horse belonging to Mr Elliott, 
                another horse belonging  to Mr Henderson,  escaped  -----

Inquests  -   014
STARK  -     William Stark  who died suddenly  ------     died from natural causes ---
McCANN  - James   found dead in his chair --- at Mr C.W.Shand's  on Saturday morning ---   died of natural causes ----

Accident  -  015
O'MALLEY  - 
a child of Mr O'Malley  was knocked down by a horse  -----  escaped without any injury. ------


Wednesday  14 January  1874
Supreme Court  -  016
RYAN  -  Thomas  -  deceased  ---  letters of administration  to Ann Ryan  widow of deceased.
FRUHAU  -    last examination  and discharge ----  for 12 February ----
GILLON  -  John,  deceased  ---   an order to costs.


Thursday  15 January  1874
Desertion   -   -  017
BRIGHTMORE  - Arthur, was summoned  for having deserted his wife  and 5 children -----  had not deserted them --   nor did he intend to do so. ---
                    had not been out of Christchurch  ------   adjourn  the case until Saturday ------


Friday  16 January  1874
In Bankruptcy  -  018
SINCLAIR  -  William,  adjourned  to 12 February  ---
GRINDROD  -  Samuel,   applied for  final order of discharge ----
NOLAN  -  Michael,  applied for  final order of discharge ----
BRETT  -  James Harris,   applied for  final order of discharge ----  more  -----  adjourned to 12 February --
MOUSLEY  -  John Brewster,    ----  more --
HALLAM  -  Robert,  applied for  final order of discharge ----
LAWRENCE   -   Francis,  applied for  final order of discharge ----


Saturday  17 January  1874
Presentation  -  019
CUFF 
-- from the City Council  to Mr C.Cuff,  late City Surveyor,  is to take the form of a tea and coffee service and silver salver,  which have been purchased
                from Mr Sandstein,  Cashel street. ----- -- in recognition of his services in connection with the new outfall drain.

Supreme Court  -  020
McWILLIAMS  -  George,    final order of discharge -----
SHAND  -  John,  probate of the will to Thomas Walter Shand ----
DUNN  -  Henry William,  last examination  for the 12 February.

Death  -  021
TURNER 
--  Mrs Turner,  wife of Mr Joseph Turner,  Cranmer Square ----   fell to the ground  ----  heart disease.


Monday  19 January  1874
Funeral  -  022
GUNNION  -
The funeral of the late Mr William Gunnion,  of Courtenay,  took place yesterday.    one of the oldest members of the Court Star of Canterbury  -----   


Tuesday 20 January  1874
Accident  -  023
HIGHLAND  -
---  at Kaiapoi on Sunday--  to a lad about 5 years old,  a son of Mr James Highland.  ---- a number of children were playing in a paddock in Sneyd street,  
                with a horse,  swinging on its tail, ---- kicked out  --- struck the lad on the forehead ----


Thursday 22 January  1874
Auckland  -  024
CARPENTER  -
The divorce case  Carpenter v Carpenter  occupied the Court today --  member of the Provincial Council  ------


Saturday  24 January  1874
Supreme Court  -  025
THOMPSON  -  Thomas,  probate  to  Eliza Mary Thompson ---
SHAND  -  John,  probate to Thomas Jones Walker Shand ----
BARKER  -   Alfred Charles,    deceased ------
FELDWICK  -  John,  probate to Emma Feldwick  and Henry Feldwick, ---
FRUHAUF - Edward,  confirming choice of trustee  and fixing last examination for 12 February.


Monday 26 January  1874
Presentation  -  026
COOPER  - 
The children of St Albans School have presented a very rich and handsome album to Mrs W.Cooper,  as a slight token of their appreciation of the many
                        kindnesses they had received  at her hands during the time they have been meeting in the old schoolroom.


Tuesday  27 January  1874
Marriage  - 027
HOSKINS  -  COLVILLE  - 
Mr William Hoskins  and Miss Florence Colville  were married this morning ----        the church was crowded in every part.


Thursday  29 January  1874
Presentation  -  028
CUFF  -
A French ormolu clock,  of unique design  with minature mercurial pendulum,  purchased by the City Council for presentation to Mr Cuff,  the late City Surveyor,
 may be seen at Messrs Coates and Co's  shop,  Colombo street.  ----  to Cornelius Cuff in recognition of his services as city surveyor  during the last 7 years -----

Inquest  -  029
HIGHLAND  -
---  aged 5 years and 2mths,  who died in hospital on Tuesday morning ----  lived with his father at Kaiapoi,  playing with some boys in a paddock  ---- 
                a boy named SMITH  ----   gave the alarm -------   accidental death ----

Desertion  -  030  (1 & 2)
JANNETTE  - 
D. Jannette was charged with ---  deserting his 5 children.  Thurza Newman  said he left the children in her charge ----   accused about to be married again --- 
went up country 3 weeks ago to work  -----  injured arm ---  unable to work ----  lots more  ------


Saturday  31 January  1874
Accident  -  Lyttelton Harbour  -  031 (1 & 2)
BANKS  -
The body of the lad Banks  ------  was recovered this morning  in Dampier's Bay.  an inquest was to be held this afternoon at the Canterbury Hotel.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
17 March  2009

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