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Wednesday  2 November  1904
Wellington  -  001
FLEET  - 
George Fleet,  aged 57 ----  was killed   -----   by a ----  dray  -----

Wellington  -  PALMER  -  002
---  at Fort Ballance ----   killing one of the gun squad J.A.Palmer   and wounding 5 others ---  
H.C.Peterson,    J.T. Slines,  R.Fordyke,    L.F. O'Neill,    H.J.Sweeney     --------  more

Later  -  
Palmer was married only a few months ago.  Peterson is brother to manager of Wellington electric tramways  is also married ----   
the others are unmarried -----


Thursday  3 November  1904
Dunedin  -  003
PALMER  - 
Gunner John A.Palmer,   of the Fort Ballance big gun accident,    was ---son of Mr Edwin Palmer ----      -----  about 28 years of age ---  

Lyttelton  -  004
HAY  -
---  Mr Gilbert Hay,  son of Mr James Hay,  of Charteris Bay,  was sailing ----  none the worse for his accident -----


Friday  4 November  1904
Obituary  -  Oamaru  -  CHURCH  -  007
--  Mr John Church  ----  arrived in Oamaru  in 1871  -----     prominent in journalistic circles ---   editorship of the "Oamaru Times"  now
the "North Otago Times"  -----  secretary of the North Otago A & P. Assoc.  since  1872  -----  oldest secretary in the colony ------- 
was 84 years of age  ---  active work until a year ago ------

Inquest  - Wellington  -   008
PALMER  -
--- death  of  Palmer ----  adjourned  until tomorrow  -----


Saturday  5 November  1904
Accidents  -    Thames  -  009
ROBINSON -  Kate, a young married woman -- died suddenly  ---
SHAW  -  Frederick  --- injured  mining accident ---  at Karangahake,  died today,

Woodville  -  009
a train  ----     sudden jerk threw a boy named THOMAS,  a girl named TRAVERS,  a young man named CADE  off the train,  

Wanganui  -  009
McLEOD  -  William,  a young man ----   

Wellington  -  009
BIRD  -  Mr Bird,  2nd engineer  of steamer Corrina,  died ----       

Ashburton  -  011
MUIR  - 
During the absence of Mr Muir and his family at the show on Thursday,  his house was totally destroyed by fire --------   


Monday  7 November  1904
Inquest  -  BERGH  -  012
an inquest  ------  William H. M.Bergh,  a clerk,  aged 31,   killed in a tram accident,   near Lancaster Park Hotel -------  more  ------

Nelson  -  ABBOTT  -  013
Walter Abbott,  formerly  of Oamaru,  who lived with his mother at Stoke,  a carpenter,  a well known athlete,  died in hospital ---    

Inquest  -   Gisborne  -  HERIVAL  -  015
-----  George Herival,  carter,  killed on Saturday  near Pakarae  -----    

Fatal Boat Accident  -  Lieutenant  and 5 seaman drowned  -  016
whaleboat  belonging to HMS  Penguin  capsized off Kawau Island ----   the following lost their lives ------
Lieutenant EDDEN,    ---    of Southsea,  England,  age 24
Joseph POWER,     age 25,   of Devonport,  England ---
Joseph BROOKS,    age 19,  
James RiCHARDSON,   about 23   from Chatham,  England
Albert GRANT,    about 23    from Chatham,  England
ERNEST PUSEY.  about 23     from Chatham,  England
-----   lots  more  ----

Thames  - 
McLOGHRY  -  017
    Kate McLoghry   died on Saturday,  she comes from  Karangahake ------


Wednesday  9  November  1904
Swannanoa  -  PEACOCK  -  019
---   a large brooder house on Mr W.McRae Peacock's poultry farm  was totally destroyed by fire,  nearly 3000  chickens were destroyed 
and ducklings perished ----


Thursday  10 November  1904
Westport  -  020
RASTRICK  - 
Horace Rastrick,  aged 17,  went out riding -------  along the Buller road ----     his horse was found riderless and wet -----   

Karamea  -  020
HUNT  - 
a man named Hunt was drowned  in the Karamea River -----   by his canoe striking a bridge and capsizing.

Palmeston North  -  ELDERKIN  -  022
an elderly woman named Sophia Elderkin,  a restaurant-keeper,  died suddenly ---    more ------


Saturday  12 November  1904
Shorthand  Exam Results  -  023
Misses  Isabel Edwards,         Katherine J.Mayne,    Winifred M.Turner,    Dorothy Webster,    S.E.C.Williamson,    K.J.Wills,
Messrs     A.W.Jackson,        S.Lord.

Pharmacy Board Exam results  - 024
Class A.  -   
Auckland  -     A.Clouston,    G.L.Laing,    H.C.Pond,    
Wellington  -  J.Gallagher,    H.F.Clarke,    C.L.Hooper,    
Christchurch  -  F.J.Ballinger
Dunedin  -  J.T.Willis,    L.A.Smith,    W.A.Chappell,    A.McPhail,    

Class B.  -  
Auckland  -  L.S.Rickersley,    J.M. de Montalk,    J.Rees,       George F.J.Sharland,      T.H.Garrett,     E.B.Gunson,     F.W.Irwin,    J.S.Woolley
Wellington  -  H.J.Chisholm,    E.M.Feltham,    E.A.Manning,    
Dunedin  -  O.G.Tubman,    W.A.Chappell    F.W.Cockerill


Monday  14 November  1904
Inquest  -  BRIGHT  -  025
---  Richard James Bright -----     Evelyn Bright,  wife of deceased  who was 27 years old,    married about 3 years,  one child,  ------ 
George CHANEY,  father in law ---  more  -----


Tuesday  15 November  1904
Death  -  ANDREWS  -  027
a man named A.Andrews,  about 35 years of age,  died suddenly  ----  at the residence of Mr D.SMITH --- Woolston,  his father is a farmer at Ashley.

Obituary  -  Napier  -  MILLER  - 028
The Rev H.W.J.Miller,  Congregational Minister,  died today  ----  was 46 years of age,  educated at ---  Nottingham  and Glasgow --- 
ordained in 1880 ----   

Separations  -  029
WILKINSON  -  Fanny Wilkinson  applied for a summary separation order  against  her husband Joseph Wilkinson  -----   request granted ----   
HAUGHEY  -  Elizabeth Haughey ----  applied for a summary separation order  against  her husband Charles Haughey  ------

Maintenance  -  030
HEFFERNAN  -  Agnes R. Heffernan applied for an order -----  John B.Heffernan  to contribute ----   


Wednesday  16 November  1904
Palmeston North  -  MURRAY  -  031
---  death of Robert Murray,  father of Rev Richard J.Murray,  Christchurch.   Mr Robert Murray  was for 20 years in business as a watch and clock-maker
in Ashburton ---  on retiring  he went to Palmeston North ---     he made the Jubilee Town  Clock of Ashburton   the late Mr W.J.Murray,  his youngest
son was well-known in cycling circles --- left a widow,  a daughter and his 2nd son  the Rev R.J.Murray  ------

Accidents  -  032
BIRDLING  -  Mr William Birdling  of Port Levy,  was driving in a gig with Mr C.BRAKE,    from his res to that of Mr G.FLEMING,  his horse shied ---
FRENCH -  Richard  ---  hand severly cut at the Crown Brewery ----

Inquest  -    032
ANDERSON 
-  ----  Alexander Anderson  ---  verdict  --  death from natural causes namely asthma.


Thursday  17 November  1904
Dunedin  -  Divorce  -  033
SMITH  -  Nance Smith,  William Smith  


Friday  18 November  1904
Ashburton  -    034
SHANNON  - 
Charles Shannon,  aged 24  of Rakaia ---  injuries in bicycle accident 6 weeks ago,  died -----

Accidents  & Fatalities  - 035
Auckland    -  MACE  -   Alfred  -------  inquest -----
Pahiatua     -  WILLOUGHBY  -   Colour Sergeant ----  shot through leg  -----
Wellington   -  CONNOLLY -    Dennis John Connolly,  aged 2 years  8mths  -----   was drowned ---
Dunedin    -  BAKER  -    Frederick O.Baker,  a single man  of 48  --- found dead  ---   engineer,  out of work  -------

Auckland  -  Fire  -  CUTLER  - 037
The residence  of  Mr John Cutler,  of Remuera ---  was burned ----  Mr Cutler is over 80 years of age  and his wife escaped in their night clothes. -------

Dunedin  -  Divorce  -  038
SPROULE  -  William  of Glenomaru,  farmer  v. Lilian Sproule  ----
LOWE  -  Jessie  v. John William Lowe  -----


Saturday  19 November  1904
Accidents  & Fatalities  -  039
Auckland  -      LEATHAN  -  Frederick Henry,  newsboy  age 13  was killed -------     
Auckland  -    JOHNSON  -  Ben ---   feared drowned  -
Dunedin -    BAKER  -  inquest  ----  Dunedin  ---
Christchurch  -     BUTLER  -  Mr W.  --- fell dead ---  
Christchurch    -   WATSON  -  Mr T.  of Oxford ---   taken to Rangiora  for surgical attention.

Timaru  -  Fire  -  DAVIS  -  040
a fire occurred at Geraldine at ----  when a shop occupied by a Mrs Davis   a fruiterer and confectioner was -- destroyed ----

Hawera  -  WINKS  -  041
the death is announced of John Winks,  an ols settler and chairman of the County Council,  aged 56

Obituary  -  Dunedin  -  JAGO  - 042
Mr J.W.Jago, who died suddenly --  arrived Dunedin in 1862  ----  8 years later accepted the managership of the Dunedin  "Star"  ----    on 4 June 1902 Mr and Mrs Jago celebrated their Golden Wedding  -----     leaves a widow and family of 8.  all 5 girls are married


Monday  21 November  1904
Wellington  -  
FOLEY  -  
044   Michael Foley,  an army pensioner  -----   died in hospital  last night.

Wellington  - 
LEIBEZEIT  - 
045  a man named Gustave Leibezeit,  about 24 years of age,  was found drowned ----   

Thames  - 
JAMIESON  - 046 
  J.Jamieson,  son of a respected settler ----  has been killed at Hokianga ---


Tuesday  22 November  1904
Okain's Bay  -  JAMES  -  047
----  an old man  named Richard Frederick James,  aged 75  a resident of Okain's Bay,  was found desd on the hills -----

Separation  -   048
ALLPRESS  -    Mary Allpress applied for an order of summary separation   against her husband Gerald Richard Allpress ------
RIDDOCK  -  Eva ---  applied for an order of summary separation   against her husband William Taylor Riddock  -----

Hokitika 
COLLYER  - 
049   Mr Joseph Collyer,  ---  resident of South Westland,  died this morning.

Maintenance  -  050
ARCHIBALD  -  L. -----  
GLOVER  -  Richard A. ----   3 illegitimate children -----


Wednesday  23 November  1904
Port Levy  - 
BIRDLING  -
051   the friends of  Mr W. Birdling,  of Port Levy  ----   making progress from his late accident ---

CUSACK  v CUSACK  -  053
Daniel Cusack petitioned for the dissolution of his marriage  with Janet Cusack  --------    married April 1890,  were 3 children --- 
John Caldwell  brother in law ----

GRIMWOOD  v  Grimwood -  054
Agnes Ethel Grimwood  petitioned for the disolution of her marriage -----  married in 1897,  lived in Southbrook.    in 1899  they were in Foxton --- 
returned to Lyttelton ----   Hugh Stace,    father of  Agnes -----  1 child -----

NANKERVIS  v  NANKERVIS  -  055
Thomas Nankervis,  dealer,  applied for    disolution of his marriage  wife Betsy Nankervis ---  married  in 1873  ---  wife left him 5 years later
---  returned in 1896  --------

Obituaries  -  056
New Plymouth  -   CORNWALL  -    death  of Captain Cornwall,  formerly of 75th regiment,  came to NZ  in 1875 ------  farmed at Taranaki.
Dunedin  -  GRAHAM  -   -- Mr John Graham,  -----     aged 88,  1st postmaster in Dunedin  -----    


Thursday  24 November  1904
Invercargill  - THORNTON  -  059
Mrs Thornton,  shot in 3 places  by ----  died in hospital    where she had been  -------     for the past 5 weeks.

Hokitika  -  BOOTH  -  060
Mr A.W.Booth,  a commercial traveller ----  died this morning  -----


Friday 25 November  1904
Presentation  -  COATES  -  061
Miss Agatha Coates,  of Lyttelton,  was presented,  on the occasion of her marriage,  with a silver tea service -----    by the churchwardens  -------- 
a silver salver and choclate goblet,  the gift of the choir and sunday school teachers ----   and a silver and glass butter dish  from the girls of her class
at Trinity Sunday School.

Taihape  -  062
McCANN  -  a man named McCann,  part prop. of a saw-mill  ---------  death was instantaneous.

Akaroa  - 
ROY  - 
062  Lieutenant Roy  of HMS Psyche --- broke his leg  while riding at Akaroa ----    


Monday  28 November  1904
Reefton  -  CAPLES  -  063
Mr Patrick Caples,  a well-known  prospector  ----  oldest miners on the West Coast,  died  ----   aged 74  ----  discovered and opened up Point Reefton a
nd Moonlight districts  ----  erected the 1st battery  ---  discovered 1st reef at Capleston  ---  named after him ---  

Fielding  -  Fire  -  064
-----  of boot shop of Mr SVENDSEN -----   shop of Messrs CLEMENTSON,  storekeeper,  and MILSON  and COLES  Dresden piano warehouse
 --- fire had good hold -----  buildings all owned by Mr Svendsen

Westport 
GOLDSMITH  - 
065   The Rev W. Goldsmith,  Anglican minister at Granity,  has been missing since last Thursday -----       lots more  ------

Auckland  - 
KIDD  -
066   ----  death of Mrs Kidd,  wife of Mr Alfred Kidd,  M.H.R.  for Auckland City.

Le Bon's Bay 
MARSH  -
  067   ----  Mary Ann Marsh,  -- aged 65  -----  husband Mr Caleb Marsh --------

Swannanoa  - 
COX  - 
069   Terence Cox,  29 years of age -----   met with an accident while cycling ----   fractured a bone in his ankle. ------


Tuesday  29 November  1904
Westport 
GOLDSMITH  - 
071   there is no trace of missing clergyman  Mr Goldsmith.

Springston  KIMBER,   LOWE  -  073
-----   2 young men,  named Arthur Kimber  and Sydney Lowe,  sons of Springston farmers,  were drowned  -----   an inquest will be held.

Obituary  - Dunedin  -   RITCHIE  -  074
Mr T.T.Ritchie,  who died yesterday -------     in 1878  he retired from banking  ---  in 1880  was elected a member of City Council

Westport  -  Accidents  -  075
CHISHOLM  -  Roderick George -----  a son of Constable Chisholm, ------    his foot amputated -------
KEEPIN  -  Elizabeth  at Millerton,  33 years of age,  died,   married  with no family
GOLDSMITH  -  Rev,  still missing ----
LEMPFERT  -  Mrs C.  arm broken by capsize of trap ------

Death  -  McILRAITH  -  076
Mr Hugh McIlraith was found dead in his bed this morning -----   heart disease,  married man with a grown up family.

WRAGGE  -  079
Mr and Mrs Clement Wragge intend leaving for London by ---  Corinthic,  to sail from Wellington on 8 December.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
19 November  2008

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