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Tuesday  1 May  1877
Sale of Glynn Wye Station  -  001   page 2
Count De Lapasture  has sold his Glynn Wye Station and stock  to  Mr W.A.LOW,  of the Clarence station  for -----   property consists of 8538 acres freehold,  28,938 acres leasehold  and 13,249  acres  license-hold  with 18,000 sheep,  some cattle,  and horses,  and the usual plant and station stores given in.

The Late Mr P. KERR - 002    page 2
The funeral of the late Mr P. Kerr,  took place on Sunday afternoon ----  respect to an old colonist ----  67 vehicles and 48 horesmen ----   to the Scotch Cemetery,  Addington.

Oamaru  -  COLLINS  -  003   page 2
about 2 weeks ago a little fellow about 6years old  was drowned while bathing on the beach at Oamaru.  On Wednesday a body was washed up on the shingle ------   not identified yet.

Inquest  -  GILCHRIST  -   004 & 005   page 3
an inquest  was held at the Provincial Lunatic Asylum ------     upon the body of Wm Robert Gilchrist,  aged 37  who died ------ 
a very long column  --------


Wednesday  2 May  1877
Missing Persons  -  006   page 2
CURETON -  William Edward Newcombe,  who came to New Zealand in the ship Crusader in 1873  from London.  
HUMPHREYS  -  John,  supposed to have come here in 1862  ------

Gored by a bull  -  TURNER  -  007  page 2
Mr Turner,  of Papanui  was terribly gored by a bull yesterday  -------  doubt whether he will recover.


Thursday  3 May 1877
Fatal Accident  -  DRURY  -  008  page 2
----  instant death of the driver of a special train -------  from Rakaia  to Christchurch  ----   engine was driven by Richard Drury  and the train left
Rakaia at 8-40am  for Christchurch -----   

Gored by a bull  -  TURNER  -  009  page 2
Further particulars of the horrible accident to Mr Turner of Papanui ----   in town with Mr HACK,  a neighbour ----  bull sold to Mr WATSON ---    
daughter Louisa Turner  is 55 years old, -----  lots more  ----   


Friday  4 May 1877
Inquest  -  DRURY  -  010  & 011   page 3
Inquest  --   Richard Drury,    railway gates were closed across the line ---  deceased tried to pull up his train ---  broke through the gates -----    
 by Mr O'Neil ---  George Stirling,  fireman on the train,    ------  Charles Heaton,  railway guard -----  John Lawson,  traffic manager,
 -----  George Morse,  gatekeeper  at the Racecourse crossing ---   Allison Smith,  Locomotive Superintendant ----  verdict of accidental death  
----------   2 very long columns  ------   


Saturday  5 May  1877
Death  -  PEACOCK  -  013   page 2
at Lucas Creek,  burned to death  Wm  John Peacock  ----     got a bottle of rum at Riverhead ----     a young lad Nesbitt  living with him  tried to
drag him out  -----

Inquest   -  SMITH  -  014   page 2
--  Harry Smith  ------   was about 30 years of age ---   supposedly of Lyttelton ---    out of work ----   inquest held  -----  died of heart disease.


Monday  7 May 1877
Funeral  -  DRURY  -  015   page 2
The funeral of Mr Richard Drury,  who was killed in a railway accident --  took place yesterday ---  upwards of 2000  persons assembled at the cemetery  -----

Inquest  -  SMITH  -  016  & 017   page 3
---  Harry Smith,  who died on Saturday  ------ Robert Cole  disposed that deceased had been staying at the Lyttelton Hotel -----  on and off
for the last 3 years ---  thought he was about 32 years old ---  was a sea-faring man ---  employed at the Piolt station for about a year ---  left the Pilot
service in January ---  John Ernest  deposed  he lived at Central Hotel,  Christchurch ---   died from heart disease.


Tuesday  8 May 1877
Kumara  -   Mining Accidents  -  018   page 2
McLAUGHLIN  -  John   and
GALLAGHER  -  Dominick  narrowly escaped death,  were working in one of the tunnel claims  ---   earth fell from the top ---  both men now little the worse ---


Wednesday  9 May  1877
Supreme Court    -  019   page 3
REVELL  -  Henry,  a debtor ----
HOLST  - Emanuel ---
OLIVER -  Joshua ---
KERR  -  Peter --  probate granted  -
HERDSON  -    -------
SMITH  -  John  -----  probate -----

Accident  -  SCHULTZE  -  020   page 2
an accident happened in Port ---  a young man named Paul schultze  a seaman onboard the North German barque  Herman    --on the maintopsail  yard 
when he fell ----   fracture  of the the thigh and pelvis  -----


Friday 11  May 1877
Testimonial  -  WARNER  -  021   page 2
-----  Mr J.G.Warner,  late Engineer of the Canterbury railways, was presented with a purse of sovereigns ----     Mr Knight,  Inspector of Permanent Ways, 
to make the presentation -----


Saturday  12 May 1877
Accident  -  BENNETT  -  022   page 2
Mr A. Bennett, who resides at Carleton,  near Oxford,  met with a severe accident yesterday   ----  driving in a trap alongside the railway when the evening
train was passing -----   After the train got ahead of him,  his horse swerved and threw him out on to the railway line -----   badly bruised around the head -------

Fire  at Eyreton  -  BAILEY  -  023   page 2
The stables belonging to Mr George Bailey,  farmer,  Eyreton were totally destroyed by fire ------  

Accident  -  Timaru  -  THOMPSON  -  page 2  -  024
A little boy, age 6 years,  son of Mr John Thompson,  surveyor,  had a narrow escape from being killed while returning from the Sports.  ---  3 men
riding furiously on horseback  rode down North st,  and ran him over him,  he was quite insensible when picked up,  one horse trampled on his head
and also broke his arm  ----   latest news boy is not out of danger,  his head being one mass of bruises and the broken arm lost all sense of feeling.


Monday  14 May  1877  
Russell's Flat  -  Fire  -  JOHNSTON  -  page  2 - 025
Mr Johnston of Russell's Flat,  had 2 stacks of oats destroyed by fire on Thursday. ---     the threshing machine belonging to Mr William Cook 
was saved by the greatest exertions of the men --- -------

Accident  -  PROPHET  -  page 2  -  026
A serious accident happened on Saturday  to a mna named Prophet,  working in Sladden's Bush,  Oxford.  - he had been felling a tree and just as
it was coming down  he -- trying to get out of its way,  ran right under it  and was severley crushed.  -------  thigh was broken,  

Ashburton   -  QUIN  -  page 2   -  026
A man named Quin,  while crossing a bridge  got jammed between the wheel of his dray and the woodwork  ---  leg was fractured.  -----

Disobeying an order  -  THOMPSON  -  page 2  -  027
Arthur Thompson was charged with neglecting to pay 7s a week towards the support of the children of Martha Bulling  -------


Tuesday  15 May  1877
Inquest  -  BOWERS  -  page 2  -  028
an inquest at  ---  death of John Bowers -- died Saturday morning.  was in Dunedin Hospital for a few days  -----   was sent to Christchurch  --- 
dying from Typhoid fever  

Inquest  -  CLARKE -  page 3  - 029
A verdict of accidental death was returned ---  a rider was added blaming the Government for supplying unsafe and unsuitable engines and trucks to contractors.

Lyttelton  -  COX  -  page 2   - 030
Jacob Cox,  was found dead in his bed  in the hospital  -----   an inquest will probably be held this afternoon.

Waimate  -  WREN  -  page 2 - 031
A man named Richard Wren in the employment of Mr L. Price  was drowned today.


Thursday  17 May  1877
Accidents & Fatalities  at Timaru  -  032  -  page 2
HOLLIDAY  -  son of Mrs Holliday  --  playing with gunpowder, caught fire,   ---
HOBBS -  Mr A.  occ:  tailor,   and
DUFF  -  Mr entering Timaru in a single buggy --run into by a trap --  Mr Duff thrown out --
DINNELL -  son  of Mr Dinnell, tailor,  age 5yrs   fell into a tank -- drowned  -  an inquest was held ---   

Accidents  -  page 2  -  033
NEVILLE  -  William,  of Timaru,  aged about 40 died   ----  inquest  died of heart disease.
ROBSON    -  Henry Moffatt, of Lincoln,  knocked down a girl named Christina Robson -- only slightly injured  ---  more --

Fatality  -  CLARK  -  page 3  -  034  (1 & 2)
a terrible accident on the branch line of railway between Mosgiel  and Outram  on Saturday ---  lots  more ----   Alexander Clark,  aged 27 a native
of Port stewart,  Londonderry, Ireland. was killed.   He was married,  resided at North Taieri.   William JONES,  who rode on the left side of the engine 
was pinned  to the ground and had to be dug out,    David HENDERSON who  stood next to Jones was caught on the step of the engine ------  
6 of the principal sufferers  were removed by stretchers  -----   the names of the 4 men  besides  Jones  and Henderson  were  conveyed to town 
were  as follows:  John Fleming;    John Hoscroft;    Frederick Dodd;      Charles FAULKENER.   -------  later  ---   
Coroners Inquest --   death of William Graham Clark  -----

Inquest  -  COX  -  page 3  -  036 & 037
an inquest held at Lyttelton ----  Jacob Cox,  who was found dead ---  William DONALD,  medical officer  ---  deceased had been an invalid
---    a very long column ------


Friday 18 May  1877
Land Auctions     -  038  page 2
LYALL  -  bought    258 acres  &  41 acres  
BUDUA  -      Mr John, bought    70 acres  & 198 acres   
GILLESPIE  -     James,  bought    178 acres
HAY -  property offered for sale,   1442 acres,   withdrawn ----
WASON  -  run at Rakaia,    not sold.

Fatalities  & Accidents  -  039  page 3
BALLARD -  John Frederick,  Accountant in Immigration Dept.  a very old colonist  has died in hospital ----
MARTELLI  -  Mr had a nasty accident at Timaru Hunt Club Meet  ----  fracture of the pelvis  ---  in a critical state.
COLLINS  -  Margaret  of Waimate,  a servant at the Waimate Hotel,  dropped down dead suddenly  ------


Saturday  19 May 1877
Inquest  -  Dunedin  -  McINTYRE  -  040   page 2
Margaret McIntyre,  aged 17  employed as a servant to Mrs Reid  ------


Monday 21 May 1877
Timaru  -  MARTELLI  -  041   page 3
Mr Martelli,  who is known throughout the province  has died  yesterday  from the injuries he received at the Hunt Club  --- the funeral will take place
on Tuesday at half past 2 o'clock.


Tuesday  22 May 1877
Application for new Licenses -  043   page 2
BROOKS  -  Thomas,  cnr St Asaph st and Lincoln Road
JONES -  T.D.,  Phillipstown,
SMITH  -  W.R.,  Stanmore Road North.
RANTIN  -  James,  Colombo st,  and South belt.
SUNDERLAND  -  R.J.,  North-east Town belt


Wednesday  23 May 1877
Inquest  -  Leithfield  -  BOYCE  -  044   page 3
---  on saturday aft.  at house of John Boyce,  father of the deceased infant Laura Anne. ----  wife Rebecca Boyce  -------   died 17 May -----

Funeral  -  MARTELLI  -  045   page 3
The funeral of the late Mr Martelli took plce at 3 o'clock this -------  and was attended by about 300 people -------


Thursday 24 May 1877
Inquest  -  CARTER  -  046  page 2
a child named Catherine Carter,  aged 3 years,   ------   clothing caught fire ----    accidental death.


Friday 25 May  1877
Accident  -  MILLER  -  047   page 2
On Wednesday evening a son of Mr Miller,  of the hotel at Southbrook,  was thrown from his horse on the Rangiora drain road.  ----  lower jaw broken  -----


Saturday  26 May 1877
Timaru  -  WALLACE  -  048  page2
Mr Wallace  died in the Timaru hospital ---    wh ing the  duty of No 2  at the gun  Wallace mistook the the order to fire  for the order to load ----- 
No 5 acting  to the order of fire,  and not noticing Wallace  -----   Lieut Wardl(e)  was in charge at the time but no blame was attached to
 anyone of the company.


Monday  28 May  1877
Land  Sale by Auction  - McGREGOR  -    050   page 2.
The property of a retiring milkman  Mr Peter McGregor at his farm Sandhills,  near the Canal Reserve,  Avonside. on Tuesday  29 May


Tuesday 28 May 1877
Seaman  -  MOFFATT  -  051  page 2
James Moffatt,  a seaman on board the brig  Star of the Mersey  --- was charged with assaulting a policeman  -------

Protection of Earnings  -  SHANNON  -  052   page 2
Margaret Shannon applied for an order to protect her earnings ------   husband contributed nothing towards her support ---

Timaru  -  WALLACE  -  053   page 3
John Wallace,  who met with death from firing of the Royal Salute on Thursday, was buried today with military honours,  the Temuka Rifle Volunteers attending.


Wednesday  29 May 1877
Timaru  -  NIXON  -  054   page 3
J.F.Nixon,  who lately came to Timaru and purchased a section of land at Woollcombe Gully,  was found dead  -----  gun he was carrying  -------  by
 one of Mr Pringle's milkmen -----  Nixon formerly belonged to the army,  was an elderly man and lived by himself in a small house on his section,  his
only relation known is a daughter at the High School in Dunedin,  an inquest was held ---   accidental death  returned.

Land Sale  -   WILSON -  page 3  -   055
2 blocks,  the property of Wm Wilson,  one of these having frontages on Cashel, Lichfield, Madras and Bedford streets.  subdivided into nearly 60 sections
 --- in the 2nd block the frontages are Madras,  Barbadoes, Williams  and Wilson streets  ----- 


Thursday  30 May  1877
Presentation  -  AYERS  -  056   page 2
A presentation of a very handsome Third Degree collar was made by the members of the Sea Shell Lodge,  Lyttelton  to Bro. George Ayers ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
4 September  2009

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