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THE CITY.

CHFMSTCHMRGH DAY BY DAY.

The Christuhurch Regatta was held at Corsair Bay on Saturday in rough weather.

The Trinity Congregational Church commenced its jubilee celebrations yesterday;

Mr D, p. Kennedy, of Christchurch, has been appointed organiser for the Liberal Party. ■

At a meeting of the Bickerton-Fish-orton Residents' Association a resolution was passed emphatically protesting, against the proposal to erect a town hall in Market Square or any other public open space in the city.

The following are the vital statistics for Christchurch registration district for the month ending February 28, 1914, the figures for the corresponding month last year being given in parentheses: — Birth, 150 (178); deaths, 49 (70); marriage notices, 66 (76); marriages in office 17 (20).

Ambulance Day was held in Christchurch on. Saturday, and a small army of 150 willing workers collected nearly 11,000 coins .from' Christchurch citizens, the sum of £332 17s 9d being realised, an increase of over £30 on the street collections ■of the. previous year.

A young lady who was swimming at Corsair Bay on Saturday had an exciting experience. She had gone some considerable distance from the and when..endeavouring to .return, became exhausted. She managed, however, to struggle into shallow water, where she was lifted ashore, in a. very weak state.

At evensong, at thft Cathedral yesterday, the Rev. J. R. Wilford commenced a course of Lenten addresses from the words, " Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean." In the course of his sermon, the preacher made sympathetic reference to the lost climbers of Mt. Cook.

The following letter has been received by the secretary of the Sunmer Surf Club from Mr Thomas Kelly: — Dear Sir, —Would you convey to your id embers, especially Messrs P. and W. Monzies, my thanks and appreciation for the kind and prompt manor in which they responded to my call for assistance on the beach, on Sunday, February 15. Enclosed please find order for half' a guinea as a small donation towards your club's funds.

'There was consternation in a Woolston household on Saturday, when a three-year-old member of the family, who had been taken into town, made a sudden disappearance in High Street. The police were acquainted with the fact, and-a description of the child., was! given them. Yesterday morning .they! 'were able to restore the little boy.' to his home. He was none the worse for his night, away. from.home, some kindly disposed citizen having taken charge of him. A little boy was found wandering in Cranmer Square last night, and. as ho could not tell where he lived or what his name was, he was , handed over to the care of the police. He is a little barefooted chap of about three, or four years old, and he is garbed_ in white knickerbockers and brown jersey. The Durham Street Tragedy. Alexander Thompson appeared on remand in the Christchurch Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr H. \V. Bishop, S.M., charged with the murder of his mother. Hannah Thompson. \ The Clerk of the Court: You the charged that, on February 20, at Christchurch, you did assault one Hannah Thompson, causing injuries which resulted in her death, being thereby guilty of the crime of manslaughter. The Magistrate: You are reducing the- charge from one of wilful murder to ono of manslaughter? Chief-Detective Bishop: " That is so sir! The Magistrate; What remand do you want ? Chicf 7 DetccLivc Bishop: # I'm ready to take the case at any time. i Mr Cassidy, who appeared for the accused, suggested Wednesday next, and the- accused was remanded until this date, the case to bo heard at "10 a.m. |

Bail was allowed, accused in £100, and one surety of £100. < ;

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THE CITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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THE CITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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