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COLONEL A. LEAN.

Colonel Lean, tho weU.k nown respected architect and Rotamb! for Chrietchurch city, died vervJLJr* yesterday morning. It appears th.?v » hie home afe the comer of Manchcet and Cambridge terrace ahonlv itT** 1, * o'clock, aud had proceeded Empire Hotel ia High street when t* lj seen to etagger and fall Reroa, the L? *? Mr Marshall Ingle, cab eeveral others at onco carried himu H Empire Hotel, but going through the nT % Colonel Lean waa heard to give I?£** almost immediately expired. wan immediately telephoned for 'Jf* rived in a few minutea, but could LjT * nonnce life extinct. Constable Kort» was on the beat, took charge of the l!,* which was laid on a sofa fo the heW,': he seat Constable R*msay to the ' ? station for instruction. Inspector bS** upon learning that Dr. Prine had W n , eoine considerable time attending ttie v ceaeed for heart disease, and w w pared to give a certificate, body to be taken on a strelcK* to the residence of the deceased, CawbriJ terrace, where it is now lying, ceased left word with hie clerk on Sat ttr \ that he would be at tho office in 1 Btreet at 11 o'clock yeatorday moroing °J leaving his residence for buainoas Q>\ , Lean appeared to be in hia usual may be noted that only on Sunday (y ! Lean paid a visit to hie old friend (km LaNauze, who waa very ill, Rn d who 1 died yesterday. m

The late Colonel Lean was a asti.. 4 London. From the year 1845 to lfwa f was articled to Mr L. N. Cottmahte .v celebrated architect, and Mr B. W l 4 t fort, of this city, was in the mm £ with him. About the year I_sl'o&w Lean came to tho colony in tha shinfE" commenced farming at Opawa, «& he built the house kuovva a, ft'vJJ which afterwards becamo the nrowtt*« Mr H P. |#*J« Colonel Lean had a sheep station « Mount Hutt. During a W J dci.cc in Christchuroh Colonel lZ filled many public positions. He Under-Secretary for Public Works m Z the Provincial Government, Sir Joha tk. Mr John, Hall being his chief. iield the position of Steward of Jtarm under the same body. He waa Sheriff & the Supreme Court for many years, b!& that position until the amalgamation by .y Government, for motives of'eoonomr cltk office of Sheriff with that ot Rogiatrip. & was also at the time of hia death Hmmm to the Domain Board. The deceased mil man waß a very enthusiastic musician, ■% early connected himself with Mtisial Societies iv Chriatohurch, and may fairly said to have boon ono of the most « a . sistent advocates of high oks. imjsia have had here. He was ono of tho m% Srominent promoters of tho mm& rohestral Society, and actad v «. ductor of it. During its life the ».(. grammes presented comprised boiiw oi the most notable examples of chamber : muciio by the beat masters—musicwhich $* never hear now-a-daye. Ha also took \ great interest in the Societies of the pretest day. Nothing pleased the colonel Hist* than to get two or three enthusiasts lh himself and have a good afternoon's ishmki music. He was a very good violin php and took part in several string (juart.tt.n. connection with the various Bocioti... He was well skilled in the theory of niuiw, sal some years ago aa musical critic io. tk Press wrote some very excellent wtltfe The cause of really good muaio in OhrbV church has lost a moat ablo and enthntoik supporter in the death of Colonel Lean.' It is, however, in connection will volunteering that Colonel Loan i. \m known, and hia memory will locg t. cherished by those who served in t\m mkm companies during /tbe long poriodbw conuected with tlie movement. " Coloeel Lean first joined the Volunteers fa July, 1865, as Lieutenant of tho Canterbury £$• gineers. • Owing to the illness of C&pim Moore, tho command of tho tmmj at the Hillsborough camp in Docen&eiy 1865, devolved upon Lieutenant im% and tho prominent part played, by tha corps on thaft occasion brought Lieutenant \.rn under prominent notice. On tho tMigunl-a of Captain Moore in 1867, Lieul..a?.ut Lean was gazetted Captain of tho Eisf_*R«r? a and was shortly afterwards elected (;_»«■ man of the Committee of Management i. Volunteers. Captain Lean worked ii:*. I (-'.' improve the efficiency of his c_ufi.ju.uy, ta-l from 1868 till 1874 the Canterbury Kngl. «tr. was invariably praised by ita in.nwfisg officers. At tlie encampment at WhiU'* Bridge iv 1868 Captain Lc»n Mid as Aeaistant-Qiiartcrmaatcr, and so wll '»> he discharge his'duties that his .arvioi. wero utilised in the same capacity at &'*• camp at the Sandhills in 1870, at 3uru.k « 1871 and 1873, and at Selwyn in 137™ h April, 1873, the late Sir Cracroft *.>■!«'' resigned his commission as Major, RS'i *"■* the 28th of May following Captain U-sa was gazetted Major in the Volunteers, The Volunteer movoment declined 1872, capitation was reduced, and oiHwi* and mea resigned. From 1873 to IGu) ib* yearly camps were abandoned. At a sinta held on November 9th, 1878. at ltem&*, oome of the Canterbury Volunteer* *>* tended, and Major Loan acted as Major, and at the following ]-*et«- be Wjmanded a battalion at the lnwt...s».» gathering. In 1877-78 Major Lean j*'formed the duties of officer the district during the illness of ms **'f Colonel Packe. In 1882 Major Lew -«- 6 " member of the Board appointed to .upon the Volunteer system, the !/»>■• dent being Major-General A. 0. On the death of Colonel __eke » i-*;«; Major Lean succeeded to. tbe coms»i*« * the district, and was soon gazetted I" * ! ' iW \j;° Russian war scare had tho effect oi W"' l Volunteering, and new eorp-i vera it*.'-*----in all directions. Colonel Loan system of field days on public holw&y«* *•*; they were planned io such a way n*"* t0 e l " the officers a knowledge of tho country «*•'•, which they would have to work id m*m attack—from Kaiapoi in the north i*' ';j Levy in the south. Since 1834 tho a. ~|; camps have been revived, and i" J;:' Colonel Lean was instrumental m w™*** the first Canterbury Battalion, urn*; Colonel TohwUl, and he also & f™*{J' initiate the Garrison Library. also on one occasion put the riflemen *i »-■ • district to a practical test with field w-** which had only on that occasion &■•-* ■" tempted in the colony. The test «•»* successful, in that the men «*>gy™ f *"JJ: WI score of 33 per cent, in firing at field w'jM The Volunteer range at Bromley tamed through Colonel Lean's efforts. Throughout his long caiwi m* : a loyal and staunch supporter *»* «-• i teer system, and when he retired e»<?. .;^„ t nap fropi the command of the m* there wero general aad heartfelt eions of regret among the Vol»»tc«J * took a practical form in the on»P° *'* handsome testimonial, which wAAfttm to him by his brother officers

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COLONEL A. LEAN., Press, Volume L, Issue 8645, 21 November 1893

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COLONEL A. LEAN. Press, Volume L, Issue 8645, 21 November 1893

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