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1873. JANUARY.

Ist. —Opening of Port Chalmers railway by Sir George Bo wen. 4th.— lnduction of Rev. R. L. Stanford to All Saints' Church. Oth. — Attempted assassination of Detective Farrell. Arrest of ex-Seigeauc Ryan. lnth. — Mr C. W. Ireland appointed judge's associate, Diit Mr H. C. Brewer, admitt. d to the bar. Fire in George street. Broke out in Georae's, lithographer, and burned George' 3, Robin's, Gikhrist's, Munro's, and damaged Hibernian Hotel. Presentation to Rev. Mr Grange, late of All Saints', on leaving the colony. 23rd.— 1'arish of South Dunedin (Ang-lican) formed — curate, Rev. E. G. Penny. Liberation of last five Maori prisoners. 2>th.— Mr C. R. Chapman admitted to the bar. Gas\vork« during l.x-t year under Mr Genever. 31st. —'• Coined v of Eriors" played at Dunedin. Droniios, Hoskms and Clinton; Antipholuses, Collier and Dousrlas. FEBRUARY. Ist. — Death of Rev. Mr Alves, M.A., at Kaikorai ; cetat 4;). nth. — Ryan charged on remand at Mayor's Court with shooting Farrell. (6th.) > ommitted for trial. 1 1th. — Mr Aoram resigned t-'achership in High School. Key. Mr Penny temporarily appointed. 12th.— Death of Mr John Hughes, formerly M.P.C., and member of Waste Lands Hoard. 15th.— Death of Captain Dickie, deputy harbour master ; cetat 49. 22nd. — Formation of Early Settlers' Association. 2 ith. — Attempted esca ie of Cyrus' Haley by throwing pepper in the eyes ot Warder Ilagan. MARCH. 4th. — Complimentary dinner at Waikouaiti to Sir Da\ id Monro. loth. — A deacon (Mr Dcwe) ordained by Bishop Nevill. First sod turned of Moeraki-Waitaki railway. 14th — Dunedm Bowling Club formed. Mr Robert Bare' proposed to construct street tramways. 25th. — D.J.C. Races : Publicans' Handicap — Hatred 1, Merryman 2. (2'Jth.) D.J.i'. Handicap—Tamburini 1, Misfortune 2, Wi d Boy 3. 2nth. — Port Chalmers line purchased by Gene al Government (£177,t>00;. Mr John Joyce admitted to the bar. APRIL. 2nd.— Election M.P.C. for Dunedin: Fish 612, Prosser 534, C. S. Reeves 155. 3rd. — Rev. E. G. Edwards appointed Archdeacon bj' Bishop Nevill. llth. — Trial of Ryan ; jury failed to agree. John Glee^on acquitted ot killing Walter Mornington at Naseby while fighting. 15th. — Fire, Cumberland street, Gibbs and Clayton's ; damage, £10,000. 16th. — Twenty-fitth anniversary (15th) of arrival of Philip Laing celebrated by surviving passengers and relations. 17th.— Mr Robert Stout appointed law lecturer at the University. 22nd. — Breach of promise case — Wenkheim v. Arndt (a lady)— for £1000. Damages awarded, £d. Ryan acquitted of shooting Fan ell. MAY. Ist.— Last trip of Nebraska ('Frisco line) from Auckland. 3rd.--Inaugural University lecture delivered by Major Richardson. sth. — Salmon ova, ex Oberon, landed at Invercargill. 6th. — Schooner Mary Oyilvie stranded at Oaiuaru. ; brig Moa at Allday Bay. 10th. — Rev. Mr Allan called to Inchclutha and Kaitangata. 12th.— Mr Strode, R.M., obtained six months' leave of absence. Place filled by Mr 1. N. Watt, R.M. llth. — Foundation laid of new post office at Milton. 19th. — M r H. Clapcott appointed University librarian and registrar. 29th. — Erection of R. Wilson and Co.'s warehouse, corner of J etrv and Bond streets. 31.— Title of .\iavoi's Court abolished and City Police Court substituted. JUNE. 7th. — Fama clamosa against Mr John Logan, deacon of Knox Church, for hU spiritualistic views, heard by Presbytery . The decision was adverse. He was deposed trom office and suspended trom church privileges. Appeal to synod. llth. — Heated elections Provincial Council. Dunedin : — Davie, Turnbull, Reynolds, Fish, Turton, Haggitt, and Bathgate beat Cargili, Prosser, Reeves, Walter, Cutten, Barton, Isaac, Millar, Rossbotham, and Graham. 19th.— Publication of portion of Trollope's book about New Zealand. •/sth. — Completion of Immigration Barracks at Caversham. First tenanted by passengers ex Michael Angela. 27tn. — Election of Superintendent. MacanJrew, 3902 ; J. L. Gillies, 2759 ; Graham, 2b. 30th. — Two deacons of English Church (Messrs Withey and Leeson) ordained by Bishop Nevill. JULY. 2nd. — Thirty - second session Provincial Council. Mr J. L Gil'-ies elected speaker. 12th. -Foundation stjne laid of South Dunedin Episcopalian Church. Farewell dinner to Mr George Duncan on his departure tor America. First dinner, anniversary Battle of Boyne. 15th. — Mr C. C Kettle admitted to che Bar, also Mr G. D. Branson, ot Victoria. 16th. — Mr Hawthorne, rector of the High School, appeared at the Bar ot the Pro\ incial Council to explain certain chaiges made by the lecent commission into affairs ot -cbool. 21st.— Farewell dinner to Mr R. S. Gardner, master of Milton Hall bchool. 22nd. — Mayor.U election. Mercer, 970 ; Thoneman, 6^o; Barnes," 500 ovfch — Race, '00yds, for championship of New Zealand, between 1 ox anil Diake, North llci-ieaiuii Ground. Fo\ won b) two yaids ; 1 'fsoe. 29th. — First douivD.\ (.i» harness) scan in Dunedin. AUGI >T. Sth Masonic Hall stormed, and three men placed in p'lss^-jM.m I'j" Mr Hudson ejected. l.'th.— Fi>st show Dunudin Canary and Poultry Assoi union. •A2ml.— Formation of National Fire and Marine Insurance Co up m\ . ■J i'li. — Mi W in. lluiuUrson admitted to thp Bar. 2 "h — bchooneis L.iullc and bcotsinan wieckeil at Oaniiim.— Ougo lai'.way employees put in uniform. HI PL'CMBUR. (ith.— Complimentaiy dinner to Mr R. Stout by his Cj vi i sham const ituents. sth -Death or Mr Andrew Fleni'iig, rcitfor of luvei cat gill Giamniar School. 10th.— First concrete block set of breakwater

l.'.th.— Funeral of Mr St. John Branigan. 16th.— Sketch of Mr Branigan's connection witn Industrial School and Benevolent Institution. ISth. — Commencement of reclamation at Mussel Bay, Port Chalmers. 30th.— Return of brigantine Sarah Pile to Bluff from her first whaling cruise. Killed four whales (IS tuns) and lost two. OCTOBER. 3rd.— City Police Court abolished by City Council. Sth. — Arrival of Dr Begg, Presbyterian dhine. 9th. — Building accident in Princes street. Fall of scaffold. Injured : Renton, Smith, Ramsay, Caley. 1 ith. Formation of Otasro Rowing: Gluh ] nth. —Obituary of Mr John Gillies, of Hampden. lu'th. — Captain Hutton appointed lecturer on geology to the University. lsth.— Description and history of Mosgiel woollen mill. Public meeting at Oddfellows' Hall affirmed necessity of fourth school in Dunedin. 2 : >th.— Waterworks Company resolved to sell to Corporation. 31st — Fire in George street : Merrie, Chiaroni, Joll^ , Schmidt, Durie, Wilson, and Morrison. Schmidt fatally injured. NOVEMBER. 3rd —Trial trip of s.s. Fairy, built in Dunedin. Oth. — Daily Times increased in size. Kith. — Refuge described. Established April 16. 12th. — Preliminary announcement of formation of Standard Insurance Company. 13th. —Termination ot action White v. M'Kellar. Claim £30,000 damages. Verdict for £18,905 4s 7d, to be reduced by .CIO.OOO under certain conditions. 20th — Rotunda erected in Botanical Gardens. Visit of French man-of-war Vire. 23rd. — Opening of First Church. Sermon by Dr Begg ; evening 1 , Dr Stiuirt. DECEMBER. 6th. — Junction of Clutha and Port Chalmers lines of rails. Break up of Caledonian Society's first evening classes at Atheiiasum. 14th.— Southern Trunk railway opened to Green Island by the Premier, Hon. J. Vogel. loth.— Launch of submarine mining boat Platypus. 24th. — Dunedin Clothing Factory established." Visit of his Excellency Sir James Fergusson and Lady Fergusson.

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1873. JANUARY., Otago Witness, Issue 2300, 31 March 1898

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1873. JANUARY. Otago Witness, Issue 2300, 31 March 1898

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