McIntyre was embroiled in controversy over financial irregularities and hurriedly left the country in 1907. He travelled under a false name and was arrested in Monte Video, Uruguay later that year. He was returned to Christchurch, where he plead guilty to four charges of theft. He repaid some money, but no record of his sentence or his date of death have been found.
Read the whole story.
We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.