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ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE STREETS IN CHRISTCHURCH.

' [Bv Telegraph.] 1 , , Christchurch, To-dify. About two o’clock this afternoon a man named John Spring,. while r talking, along Colombo street, near Hereford street, was fired aß.Twice 'man named John Beanfield, who wjfs Mbbut four yards off at the time. r 'first shot struck Spring’s left-side trousers, just .under the abdomen,. ,but£|>nly grazed the skin of the left" leg. '“The second shot missed Spring ;B3togetfier. After firi rg, Beanfield''. walked J4ay, but was stopped by a cabman and some others, who took a revolver from him. All the chamber? ;r \yere empty, but seven cartridges were found on Beanfield. ■ Soring saw only f&Skort he can give for. the occurrence .is that Beanfield to shoot him, without the slightest provocation; and Springy to lay an information" agalhsrhrar "Beanfield offered no opposition! #hcn arrested, and walked quietly taTthe depot.- - l! uaK

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ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE STREETS IN CHRISTCHURCH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 283, 3 March 1881

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ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE STREETS IN CHRISTCHURCH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 283, 3 March 1881

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