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Lyttelton Times, 9 March 1859, Page 3
Several houses are springing up on Messrs. Rhodes's land at Timaru. Near Mr. Cain's landing place five houses are in course of erection and others soon to be begun. Several of the immigrants, Strathallan, are employed in Timaru, and nearly all the carpenters. One man has started as a one as tailor, and another as blacksmith ; the latter has not his forge yet, but he has plenty work shoeing horses, having ready made shoes on hand. There are four immigrants employed on the road, making a cutting at the wash dyke, about three miles north of Timaru; and a party, under Captain Browning, are gone south to survey and lay out the line of road to the Waitangi.

Taranaki Herald, 11 June 1859, Page 3
From Timaru we learn that houses and inhabitants are increasing very fast. The want of houses is very much felt. Timaru is like Lyttelton and Christchurch in this respect. We understand that to meet the demands for timber a contract has been taken for the supply of two or three thousand feet on the beach, from Auckland. The Deal boat-men whom we mentioned as having undertaken the beach service under arrangement with Mr Le Cren, have arrived, and proved themselves most useful in loading and unloading the Spray, during her recent visit to Timaru. Ibid.

Papers Past - Daily Southern Cross, 20 August 1861, Page 3 Timaru
People in Canterbury and especially the Christchurch folk, seemingly know so very little of the beginning and history of the off-shoots of their great city, that I think a short description of Timaru, as being one of the most important, may be of some little interest to your leaders. Twenty years since Timaru was known as a whaling station, but the fishery has been discontinued for some years, owing to the paucity of the fish off these coasts; the remains of the whalers huts are still to be seen near to the present township.
    In 1852, or 1853, the Messrs. Rhodes built their station-house on the beach ; those gentlemen owning a large track of country adjoining as sheep runs. This station-house, with its adjoining woolshed, was all that Timaru consisted of till 1857, when a public house and store were added. In the same years a Resident Magistrate was appointed, but it was in the early part of 1859 that the township was fairly started. In January of that year an immigrant vessel arrived in the roadstead direct from England, and deposited on our beach over a hundred souls. With true Anglo-Saxon go-a-headism these people set to work and soon built for themselves comfortable habitations, though some of them were bitterly disappointed in their expectations of what they would find in the colony; and one old lady especially was sadly grieved, as she stated, as her private opinion, she would be well satisfied if Timaru was but a quarter of the size of London. Houses now began to rise rapidly on all sides, and in January, 1860, instead of but three houses and sixteen souls, as in December, 1858, there were between forty and fifty houses, with a population of about 200. Last January there were over sixty houses, and I should think the population had increased to at least 300. Our church commenced in April of last year, was opened for service in December, and consecrated by the Bishop of Christchurch last April. It is a pretty little edifice, capable of holding about 160 people, and reflects great credit on both the designer and the builders. It was built by subscription, with aid from the government grant of 300 pounds. The total cost was about pounds 100, and with the exception of a very small sum (I believe but 19 pounds), every debt connected with the building is paid off ; which I imagine is of somewhat rare occurrence in the history of colonial churches.
    About three-quarters of a-mile from shore there are heavy moorings laid down capable of holding vessels of 1,000 tons; nearer in shore there are moorings for lighter vessels. The anchorage in the roadstead is very good ; as was proved last October, when the 'Wellington' was lying here in one of the heaviest gales experienced off this coast for many years Timaru is about 110 miles S.W. of Christchurch, and with the exception of the crossings of the rivers there is an uninterrupted good level load the whole distance till about three miles from this, when the downs rise from the plain: these downs also extend some considerable distance on all sides of the township. The present town is built entirely on the Messrs. Rhodes land, in the government township there being but a couple of buildings ; but if the government had but taken the trouble of sinking a few wells on their own land a couple of years since, I know for certain that many people would much, sooner have purchased their sections there than in the adjoining land. The government were told of it at the time, but nothing was done. Since the early part of 1859 there have been 3,850 acres sold in this neighbourhood, 1,520 aces of which were taken near to the Arowenua Bush, eleven miles distant; from which bush we get our supplies of sawn timber and firewood. Near to the bush there is undoubtedly some splendid agricultural land ; but the major part, at least of the best quality, I believe to be already sold. With respect to our downs as agricultural land, I once heard an experienced farmer say that he believed they would produce as fine wheat as any land in the Province. A mill is about to be erected near to the Arowenua, which will be a great boon to this district, as everyone is grumbling at the enormous price of flour, fully 50 per cent, that he will find in Timaru every tradesman he is likely to require for we boast of a couple of blacksmiths, a good cabinetmaker, a painter, two or three good carpenters, a tailor, couple of shoe-makers, and a butcher and baker of course; we can also readily procure labourers, whose wages per man are 8s. a day. There are a couple of hotels in the town the Royal and the Timaru Hotel.
    Some time since a petition, most numerously signed by the inhabitants of this district, was forwarded to his excellency the Governor, to get this port made a port of entry. I have been led to believe that the custom-house office at Lyttelton has reported favourably on the matter, and if so, in all probability, ere many weeks are over, we shall have this boon granted us, which will be of great advantage to the district.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 12 April 1862, Page 5
A large hotel at Timaru, kept by Mr. Sam. Williams, was discovered to be on fire at two o'clock on the morning of March 7, and the whole of the property was destroyed. The building was the property of Messrs. R. and G. Rhodes, and was insured ; but Mr. Williams's furniture and effects were not so.

Otago Witness, 5 April 1862, Page 8
We have received an authentic account of the destruction of the Timaru Hotel, in the occupation of Mr. S. Williams, by fire, about 2 o'clock on the morning of the 7th March. The fire was first observed by the cook of the hotel, who immediately gave the alarm, but it had already commenced to burn the roof of the verandah rooms, and although an attempt to extinguish it was made by the people, who cry soon assembled in large numbers, it was given up as hopeless, and their energies directed to saving Mr. Beswick's store. There were no less than fifteen people sleeping in the hotel that night, and although they had time to save themselves, yet the uncertainty of the whereabouts of the fire (for the house was filled with smoke), gave them no time to think of saving their property, consequently most of the lodgers suffered more or less loss. But the greatest loss has fallen upon Sam Williams, who is absolutely ruined, having saved nothing but his books. He could have saved some of his property had not his whole thought and energy been directed to getting his lodgers safe out of the burning building ; and great credit is due to him for the manner in which, laying aside all thought of his own property, he exerted himself to prevent any chance of the destruction of human life. The flames, when first seen, were coming out of the window and through the roof of a small parlour at the back of the house, partly formed by the verandah, and which had not been used for a day or two. Although there was little or no wind at the time, it soon became evident that nothing could save the building. The progress of the flames was so rapid that in about a couple of hours nothing remained but the two blackened chimneys, rendering desolation more complete by looking like monuments erected to its memory. The house, which belonged to Messrs Rhodes, is insured, but the furniture, which belonged to Sam Williams, was not. Suspicion of incendiarism having fallen upon a man named Hugh Williams, who had been threatening Sam Williams the night before, to blow him to blazes, and other places, he was taken charge of by the police, and lodged in gaol that morning. The only account he could give of himself was that he had been sleeping under a tussock. Next day a coroner's inquest was held, and several witnesses examined, Hugh Williams among others ; they all agreed that the fire commenced in the little parlour mentioned before, and the evidence of the servants of the house went to show that after ten o'clock, no one had been in that room, and that when the house was out for the night the window of the parlour was shut by Mr Williams himself, and when the fire was observed, the window was wide open. The examination of other witnesses went to show that ___ had several times been used by Hugh Williams against Sam Williams, and also his very strange behaviour during the fire. The jury, after sitting from 11 till 6 o'clock, hearing witnesses, came to the decision that "the fire was the act of an incendiary, and that in their opinion Hugh Williams was the man that set fire to the building. He has since been examined by the Resident Magistrate at Timaru, and committed for trial at the next sessions.

Otago Witness, 27 September 1862, Page 2
(From the Lyttelton Times, Monday Sept. 8.) (Before Mr. Justice Gresson and a special Jury, of whom (J. Bowen. Esq., was Foreman.) Crim Con -  PERRYMAN V. GRIFFITHS.
This was an action brought by Thomas Perryman, builder, of Arrowenua, against Richard Griffiths, a station holder, for criminal conversation with plaintiff's, wife. There were four issues on the pleadings. The first, a merely formal one, that Catherine Perryman was wife of the plaintiff; the second, that defendant enticed the said Catherine Perryman away from her husband, whereby he lost her society and service ; third, that defendant debauched plaintiff's wife ; the fourth, the amount of damages sustained by plaintiff, which damages were laid at 1,000 pounds. The first issue was admitted in the pleadings; to the second defendant pleaded not guilty ; the third, criminal conversation, was admitted; and to try the second issue and assess damages was the duty of the jury. Mr. Travers appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr, Gillies for the defendant. He then called the plaintiff, Thomas Perryman who said : I am a builder at Arowenua, and plaintiff in this suit. My wife's name is Catherine Perryman. We were married by licence on the 23th of September, 1853, at Castlentaine, Victoria, by the Rev. John Chane, the officiating minister. I was accompanied by my wife to this country in January, 1860, and last lived with her at Mr. Walker's station, Four Peaks, Timaru, in a house that I was then building. A man named George Wetherell lived with us. On the 1st of May last I started with Walker and Mr. Griffiths (the defendant) to go to a wedding at Arowenua, my wife bring left at home. Defendant accompanied me part of the way, and left me on the road. I saw him no more that day. Having an inflammation, I did not return home for a fortnight. Three days afterwards I came to Christchurch, and went to a cottage next, door to Mann's A 1 Hotel, where I saw a bundle of my wife's clothes. There are two rooms in Timaru, my wife was not there, nor have I seen her since, nor had any communication with her. She left against my will. Directly I found my wife had left home, I returned to Christchurch to learn why she she had home and with whom.
Chas Perceval said: I was driver of the Timaru mail cart in May last I know Mr. and Mrs. Perryman and Mr. Griffiths. I was one evening at tea with Mr. Griffiths at Mann's Hotel. Mrs. Perryman was there also. I left soon after tea, Mr. Griffiths and Mrs. Perryman being left alone.
James Hair : I am landlord of the A 1 Hotel, and owner of a cottage adjoining. Mr. Griffiths occupied the cottage, having engage it himself and his lady.
Eliza M'Gowan : I was a servant at the A 1 Hotel in May last. There is a cottage near, which was occupied by a lady and gentleman... That plaintiff had sailed away from his wife, she refusing to accompany him because of his conduct on board the brig Thomas and Henry, in Hobson's Bay. He had voluntarily deprived himself of her society for years. ..This intimation seemed to act as a charm, for shortly afterwards they returned a verdict for the plaintiff, with damages to the amount of 25 pounds.

Daily Southern Cross, 1 January 1863, Page 3
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr. Alexander Rose to be Emigration Officer at the Port of Timaru.

North Otago Times, 12 January 1865, Page 3 TELEGRAPH LINE.
 A report by the Telegraphic Engineer lately published, shows that operations are not so forward in Canterbury as they are in this Province. We extract a portion of it: "Waitaki and Timaru.  The posts for this portion of the line were laid in the first instance in groups of ten posts at equal distances along the line, but contracts have subsequently been let for laying them at points recently marked out by the Telegraphic Surveyor. These posts will be erected as the works progress by men engaged under Mr. Smith. The progress of this portion of the works, as well as those which will afterwards occupy our attention, will much depend on the course which will be ultimately adopted by the Government. Timaru to Christchurch. The section of line lying between Timaru and Christchurch next comes in order. The posts of this portion of the line are now for the most part laid along the line of route, and will be erected as soon as Mr. Smith's gang arrives at this portion of the work, which will entirely depend on the number of men employed and sanctioned by the Government. The remaining sections lying between Christchurch and Nelson have not received such immediate attention as the preceding southern sections already reported upon. Suffice it to say that the whole of the contracts have been let for the supply and delivery of the poles, and that the united gangs of Messrs. Smith and Green will be prepared to continue with this northern portion of the trunk line as soon as the southern portions cease to occupy their time and attention.

North Otago Times, 18 May 1865, Page 2
Some little time since, the Telegraph wires were completed as far as Christchurch and introduced into the office there. Mr Green has since come along the line introducing the wires into the offices at Timaru and Oamaru ; the latter operation was completed on Tuesday, and he has now proceeded to Dunedin for the same purpose. The next step is to fix the machines, which it is understood have arrived. It is quite possible in the course of a short time the line may be opened.

North Otago Times, 31 August 1865, Page 3
Tuesday, 29th August, 1865. (Before B. Woolecombe, Esq., RM.) Assault. Joseph Haron, a man in the employ of Mr Robert Reed, of Timaru, was fined 20 and costs, for an assault on G. Paterson.

North Otago Times, 7 September 1865, Page 3
RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT, AROWHENUA. (From our Timaru Correspondent.) Before B. Woolcombe, Esq., R.M.
August 30th, 1863. John Breakwell, of Timuka, was charged with killing for sale without being duly licensed, contrary to the provisions of the Slaughter-house Ordinance.
    Peter McNair was fined 10s. and costs, for allowing a sledge to be driven in the public streets, contrary to the provisions of the Police Ordinance, the Magistrate at same time remarking that it was a highly dangerous practice, and that serious accidents might result in consequence.

CIVIL LIST. The following cases were settled out of Court : M'Donald v. M'Lean, L15 ; Peckham (a Maori) v. McBratney, L7 6s. ; and Solomon Pohio (a Maori) v. McBratney, L5 3s.

North Otago Times, 7 September 1865, Page 3
5th September, 1865. (Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M., and G. W. Hall, Esq., J.P.) S. Hill v. Jacob Hill, both of Waimate. Claim L20 16s 9d. This was a complicated case for lent paid by plaintiff and due by defendant. Judgment for L12. Costs divided.
    James Gibson, a Police Court notoriety in Timaru. obtained a search warrant for the loss of a few nails, suspected to have been taken by Thomas Mills, a farmer, near Timaru. On the case coming before the Court, it was clearly proven that Mills was empowered by the owner of the land on which the nails were, to take them in payment of removing a ditch and fence. Case dismissed. A civil action for false imprisonment may arise out of this case.

Timaru Herald, 9 September 1865, Page 6
SUPREME COURT. Friday, September 1. [Before His Honor Mr. Justice Gresson.]
The following gentlemen were sworn in as Grand Jurors: George Gould, 11. J. S. Harman, T. M. Hassell, David Innes, , G. D. Lockhart, A. McLean, H. Matson, G. Miles, J. Ollivier, T. H. Potts, T. F. Peele, T. W. Maude, F. E. Stewart, E. M. Templer, C. K. Vigors, James Wylde, E. J. Wakefield, H. P. M. Aynsley, R. Armstrong, and J. Palmer, Esquires. H. P. M. Aynsley, Esq., was chosen foreman.

North Otago Times, 14 September 1865, Page 3
Tuesday, 12th September, 1865. (Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M., G. W. Hall, Esq., J.P., and R. H. Rhodes, Esq., J.P.
George Dyson. A. M'Kinlay, and Win. Warne were charged with a breach of the Public House Ordinance, for no 1 ; having a Visitors' Book in their possession, according to the Regulations of the Province.

North Otago Times, 21 September 1865, Page 2
Timaru RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT. Tuesday, 19th September, 1865.
(Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M., T. W. Hall, Esq., J.P:, and G, W . Hall, Esq., J.P.)
LARCENY.  John Cairns was indicted with having stolen a gun and sundry provisions from the premises of Mr Young, farmer, Arowhenua. After a considerable amount; of evidence was adduced, the prisoner was committed for trial before the Supreme Court.
D. Brown, Waitaki, W. B. Jones, Makikihi, and J. Burgess, Burkes' Pass, pled guilty to not having a Visitors' Book on their premises, and were each fined in the sum of 40s. and costs.
Hall v. Anderson.  A case of sheep worrying, alleged to have been done by defendant's dog. The case was dismissed, the dog being proven to belong to another party. The civil cases were not of any moment.

North Otago Times, 21 September 1865, Page 3
On Wednesday a court was held at Arowhenua, but no cases, of interest were heard. A jury is called for Tuesday, to try a man named John Cairns, in the Resident Magistrate's Court, for stealing a gun from Mr Young, farmer, Timuka. From the evidence adduced it appears a clear case, but, you will see the result in my Police Report.
    A movement has at length been made to discover the Mackenzie Country Pass. Messrs. Farthing and Bayley started on Friday, with the intention of exploring the back country. Their expenses have been guaranteed, and we will now wait with anxiety to hear the result of their efforts.

North Otago Times, 25 January 1866, Page 2
The Royal Hotel, under its new landlord, Mr Hooper (late of the Commercial in Dunedin), is assuming quite an altered appearance, consequent on the addition of an Assembly Boom, and a wing containing bedrooms, &c. The large and handsome stables lately completed by Cobb and Co. also add considerably, from their conspicuous position, to the appearance of the town. Steps have also been taken towards testing by boring the possibility of obtaining a supply of water from artesian wells ;

North Otago Times,  8 February 1866, Page 2
Timaru, February 5th, 1866. The port this week has again been busy, and we hear the Calypso, brig ; Rifleman, three-masted schooner : and Wm. Miskin, steamer, now lying here. One hundred and twenty bales of wool have been exported, and the customs duties for the month of January amounted to L876.

North Otago Times, 22 February 1866, Page 3
Timaru, February 19th, 1866. We have all been resting on our oars this week, in comparison with the bustle of the last.

North Otago Times, 22 February 1866, Page 3
The Tradesmen's Ball at the New Assembly Rooms (Hooper's Royal Hotel) took place on Tuesday night, and was a success. Dancing was kept up till morning, the supper was handsome and excellent, and good humor and good order prevailed.

North Otago Times, 15 March 1866, Page 2 Timaru
Wm. Gaby who was sent to trial by the Magistrate's Court here, for maliciously wounding a bullock, was acquitted.

North Otago Times, 17 May 1866, Page 3
A theatrical troupe is also coming down from Christchurch to pay us a flying visit, by the next steamer, and I suspect (hey will pay Oamaru the same compliment. An accident which might have been attended with more serious consequences, occurred the other flight close to the Norfolk Hotel, kept by Mr Batterby. As some gentlemen were driving to a ball at that place, one of the horses shied and ran up the bank, upsetting the vehicle, luckily without hurting anyone, the only casualty being the total wreck of a celebrated bass fiddle belonging to a "Knight of the Thimble," and the band was consequently deprived of its most sonorous voice.
The brig Esperanza, from Newcastle, has arrived here after a long passage, as she had to put back to Lyttelton for repairs. Cheap coal may now be expected.

North Otago Times, 24 May 1866, Page 3
23rd May. At the Resident Magistrate's Court, yesterday, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M., James Gibson (of Police Court notoriety), was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and threatening Mr Younghusband, if he would not support Mr Moorhouse at the ensuing election, was find in the paltry sum of 5s., he (Gibson) having expressed his regret at what had occurred.

North Otago Times, 12 July 1866, Page 3
Mr Charles Thomson has added to his large bakery establishment very compact dining and coffee rooms, and also private sitting-rooms and bedrooms for families, and seems already to have obtained a fair share of public patronage.
    The inhabitants here were rather alarmed on Sunday, the 8th instant, owing to the grass and fern having been fired near to the town ; and, the wind rising, drove it over a large tract of country in a very short time. The house and premises of Mr F. Le Cren were at one time considered in danger, but, owing to the wind suddenly changing, no further damage was done excepting the burning of some posts and rails and a small portion of a fence: the other damage I have not been able to ascertain.
    The election for the Waimate resulted in the return of Mr Buckley, by a majority of 21 over his opponent, Mr Major.

North Otago Times, 9 August 1866, Page 2
Several buildings are rapidly progressing, and amongst them, I notice two stone ones, viz., the Masonic Hall (contractor, Mr John Overmeyer) and the Presbyterian Church (Messrs Simpson, Harding and Sibley being the contractors), both of which will materially improve our little town. The latter building's roof will certainly not be quite so difficult of ascent as the ops at Oamaru
    Mr T. W. Hall has again sustained a severe loss owing to his sheep being driven by strange or rather stray dogs into the Washdyke Creek. This is the third mishap of the kind that has occurred to the same gentleman, and it would be a great boon if the "Dog Nuisance Ordinance" contained a clause enabling persons to destroy the lot of worthless curs running about here.
    There have been a few accidents here last week, the principal of which occurred to Mr Cardale, solicitor. As he was driving home the other evening, the horse shied in Le Cren's gully, and bolted over the embankment luckily the occupants of the carriage only sustained a severe shaking, the vehicle itself, however, being almost annihilated.

Timaru Herald, 19 January 1867, Page 2
Frederick Capel, sworn, deposed; I am a, sawyer, living at the Waimate. I have, lived there about three and a-half years with Mr Gr. Luke. We have been sawing, for Clarkson and Turnbull for some considerable time. In the summer of 1866, I had occasion to come into Timaru.
Bertha Luke: I am the wife of George Luke, a sawyer, at Waimate. The plaintiff has been working with my husband about three years, and is very trustworthy. I recollect his coming into Timaru during the Timaru races.
Charles Bouchier, sworn, deposed : lam an assistant draper m the employ of Messrs Clark-son and Turnbull.
Richard Turnbull sworn, deposed : I am a storekeeper, and one of the firm of Clarkson and Turnbull
Lawrence Towers, sworn, deposed: I am a drayman, living at Waimate.

Timaru Herald, 6 February 1867, Page 2
Cabot v. Sibley & Peters. This was a claim of 14 pounds 16s for balance of account for carting stone.
Isaac Peters, sworn, deposed : I am a partner of the firm of Sibley and Peters, stone masons.
John Overmeyer, deposed: I am a stone mason, residing in Timaru. I would not mind going to Mr Cabot's quarry and, turning out the stone and squaring piles at 6d or 7d per foot.
Edward Gascott deposed : I am a laborer in the employ of Mr Cabot I have been carting from Mr Belfield's place for Sibley and Peters.
Thomas Cabot, sworn, deposed : I charged defendants 1 pounds 10s for carting stone piles from Mr Belfield's house.

Timaru Herald, 20 July 1867, Page 2
As William Grace was returning to his home in Pleasant Valley, on Saturday last, with his horse and dray, the horse suddenly took fright and bolted, scattering the contents of the dray in all directions, and coming in contact with a telegraph post upset breaking the cup on the top of the post, and letting down the wire about four yards. The horse, (a young one) kicked himself loose, but not without doing himself considerable injury.

Timaru Herald, 30 November 1867, Page 5
In a General Government Gazette issued on the 28th October the following appointments have been made in the postal department in this province
John Irvine, to be postmaster at Orari, from April 1, 1867
John Wilkin, to be postmaster at Timaru, from June, 1867
Charles Bishop, to be postmaster at Waihi crossing, from August, 1867

North Otago Times, 24 December 1867, Page 3
The Red Rover has taken on board about 250 bales of Wool, but for some days the arrivals have somewhat diminished, owing to the wet weather.
The Timaru and Gladstone Board of Works held their first sitting on Thursday last, at which Mr Luxmore was elected Chairman, and H. J. Le Cren Treasurer. Applications are to be considered for the office of Secretary at their next meeting, on the first Thursday of January.

North Otago Times, 28 April 1868, Page 2
The s.s. Lady Bird called here on Saturday and took 200 bales wool from Mr. G.G. Russell and Co., for the ship Queen Bee, at Lyttelton, now loading for London, at _d. per lb. freight. A considerable quantity of wheat has been stored for exportation, good samples being worth 6s. a bushel, cash, and oats 2s. 6d.
    Mr Balfour, Marine Engineer, visited this port on Wednesday, and left the same day for the north ; we believe he is to furnish plans for harbor improvements which the Board of Works will be charged with.
    There is considerable activity in the building trade at present, and I have to note several local undertakings which are going forward, namely, a steam flour and saw mill, a foundry, a bonded warehouse, and a large stone store for Mr Healy.
  The atmospheric lamp has been introduced here, and used with kerosene, the light is said to be equal to gas, so that if the cost be not too great, the days of glass chimneys are likely to be over. We are enjoying fine weather, and the general health of the community is said to be good.

North Otago Times, 30 June 1868, Page 2
A. nice property of 13 acres, near town, belonging to the late John Beswick, who was lost in the City of Dunedin, was put up to auction this week and knocked down, at the moderate price of L33 an acre, to Mr Perry, solicitor.

Timaru Herald, 4 November 1868, Page 5
Pleasant Point. On the 19th Oct. a daily school was opened at the Point by Miss Jagger, daughter of Mr Jagger, of the Timaru school. There were thirteen children in attendance the first morning, and it is anticipated that the number will soon be more than doubled. A Sunday school was likewise opened on Sunday, and parents availed themselves readily of the advantages offered. The school is held in the building recently erected by subscription for divine worship. Mr Acton, Mr Orton, and other residents have shown considerable interest in the matter, and have assisted the opening of a school in a most substantial manner.

Star 1 December 1868, Page 4
Constitutional Reform Association
Representatives pledged to vote against war expenditure for the subjugation of the native race. To collect and diffuse statistical information, and endeavour, by public meetings and all other lawful means, to induce the people of both Islands to petition her Majesty and the Imperial Parliament to revise the Constitution, and thereby obtain separate legislatures for the Northern and Middle Islands, with a Federal Congress for the establishment of a Customs Tariff the maintenance of the public credit by payment of interest and sinking fund on Colonial Loans; the management of the Marine Postal Services; and providing for and conducting external defence. Waimate: -
A Macdonald
JG Parker
H R Parker
Geo Buchanan
G B Parker
M Studholme
W B Jones
Jas Gay
H H Pitman
Charles Meyer
F W Teschemaker
Russell Stevenson
Thos Teschemaker
WM Jackson
Gisborne Babington
J G Reid

Timaru Herald, 11 November 1868, Page 4
Election Notices. To THE HONORABLE E. W. STAFFORD, &c, &c. In consequence of a vacancy having occurred in the representation of Timaru, we, the undersigned Electors and residents in the district, request that you will allow yourself to he nominated to represent the district in the House of Representatives, pledging ourselves to use our utmost efforts to secure your return. Our chief reasons for asking you to represent us in the Assembly are that you were the author of the Finance Resolutions, of 1856. That you have consistently maintained their inviolability before the House. That you have pledged yourself to maintain the Unity of the Colony, and at the same time to encourage districts newly formed and fast rising into importance m their legitimate desire for an extension of local government in a form suited to the present political and financial condition of the colony.
H. J. LeCren
Arthur Perry
Richard Turnbull
Frederic LeCren
P. B. Luxmoore. J.P.
Thomas W. Hall, J. P.
George G. Russell, J.P.
E. Butler
A. G. Horton
H. Belfield, J.P.
H. Cain
John King
F. W. Stubbs
Thomas French
W. Williamson
Walter Kitson
W. C. Beswick, J.P.
F. C. Shrimpton
W. Mansfield
P. D. McRae
H. Durand
E. G. Stericker, J.P.
John Melton
George Healey
F. Cullmann
E. Hooper
John Hitch
W. T. Patterson
William Upton
William Butterworth
Edward Cardale
F. J. Wilson
N. Fisher
William Munro
John Hamilton
William Knight
James Cotton
Samuel Lee
George M. Polson
John H. Jenkins
James Greer
John V. Glasson
Charles Bowker
William Scarf
W. G. Allen
David Salomon
 Strong Morrison
W. Harrison, junior
A. Bambridge
Duncan McLean
Harpin Exley
William Double
R. Bartlett
Chapman Jacobs
Aaron Fieldhouse
Richard Green
T. W. Fyfe
George Todd
Robert Taylor
J. H. Wood
Henry Salomon
Alex. Erskine
John Simpson
Samuel Harding
John Reilly
James Smith
H. Walden
Jacob Levien
Henry Hooper
G. Osborne
W. M. Dale
R. Morgan
Alexander McCaa
A. Beldy
H. S. Manning
Jonathan S. Derby
John Vincent
Philip Lane
Samuel Knight
Geo. W. Wade
James Shepherd
J. Edward Duff
G. W. Gardner
A. Mills
W. L. Edwards
W. Rutherfurd
G. A. Medcalf
Alfred Fisher
Wm. Clarke
J. White
R. H. Wilson
Wm. P. Nelson
Edw. Holdgate
Thos. Cabot

Timaru Herald, 31 July 1869, Page 2 RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Timaru. Thursday, July 29. [Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M., A. Cox, Esq., and T. W. Hall, J.P.s] W. Shaw v. W. Halstead. Claim, 86 pounds 18 6d for wages, &c. Mr White for the plaintiff, and Mr Perry for the defendant. The defendant admitted 35 pounds 6s 6d of the claim. William Shaw was engaged at Halifax, Yorkshire, by the father of the defendant, who was also his agent, as a wool sorter, at 60 pounds a year, and found. I left home in consequence, and paid 30 pounds for my passage. I arrived in Timaru on the 9th December, 1868, and saw defendant on the 10th. He ratified the agreement made for him by his father, and told me I was to go to the Levels station. I went and sorted wool there. The overseer did not seem satisfied, and he told me I had better go to Mr Halstead, and tell him that he had better come down himself as the manager said I did not seem to have had much experience among the fine merino wool. I told Mr Halstead that if he was not satisfied with me I would give him an opportunity of sending me away, he set me sorting other sorts of wool, and I continued to sort until the 3rd of June, when he told me that he would have to dispense with my services. I left on the 15th of June. He said the reason he was getting rid of me was owing to scarcity of work. Mr Halstead has not paid me any money at all. Cross-examined I made application to the defendant's father in answer to an advertisement in the Halifax Courier [paper produced]. On the 5th June defendant asked me for my account. I made it put up to that date [account produced]. I remained until the 15th. Defendant had to sort the wool himself at the request of the manager. Re-examined Several persons applied in answer to the advertisement. 1 had several references. This concluded plaintiff's case. William Halstead I am a fellmonger at the Point. I put the plaintiff at work at the Levels station to sort wool when he first came to me. I remained with him two days to put him into the colonial way of sorting. I then returned home. I received a note from the manager to tell me to come down to finish the sorting of the wool, as I had contracted to do it. The plaintiff was not an experienced sorter, as the advertisement stated I wanted. I put him to sort the trimmings. Owing to the quantity of wool falling short, I had to get rid of the plaintiff. Cross-examined I gave all my hands notice to leave at the time I gave plaintiff notice. I lost the sorting and scouring of 150 bales of wool through the incompetency of the plaintiff to sort fleeces. By the Court first spoke to the plaintiff about the 5th June about leaving. In summing up, his Worship said that it appeared the defendant had kept the plaintiff for six months after finding out his incompetency, and that opportunity was offered for discharging him on the other hand, the Bench could not help noticing that the defendant had sustained a loss through the plaintiff's want of competency. The Bench would give judgment for plaintiff for 44 pounds 6s 6d, with costs and counsel's fee.

Timaru Herald, 28 August 1869, Page 3
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZEALAND. CANTERBURY DISTRICT. The Bankruptcy Act 1867 and the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1868. In the matter of the Petition of William Halstead of the Point near Timaru in the said District Fellmonger and Woolscourer a Bankrupt. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an Order of this Honorable Court made on the seventeenth day of August instant the above named William Halstead was adjudged bankrupt and Wednesday the twenty-fifth, day of August instant at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon at the Assembly Rooms Timaru was appointed for the first meeting of Creditors when there being no attendance the meeting was adjourned until Wednesday the first day of September next at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon at the Assembly Rooms Timaru aforesaid at which adjourned meeting the Creditors may choose a Trustee and Supervisors of the said Bankrupt's estate pursuant to the Provisions of the said Acts and proofs of debts- and claims of Creditors will be received. Dated this 25th day of August 1889. ARTHUR PERRY, Solicitor for the bankrupt.

Timaru Herald, 12 November 1878, Page 3
WOOL. Class 5, one bale best scoured skin merino wool, not less than 2001bs One entry Wm. Halstead,

Evening Post, 7 July 1869, Page 2
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Thomas Howley, Esq., to be Clerk to the Bench at Timaru and Arowhenua.

Timaru Herald, 31 July 1869, Page 2 RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Timaru. Thursday, July 29. [Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M., A. Cox, Esq., and T. W. Hall, J.P.s] W. Shaw v. W. Halstead. Claim, 86 pounds 18 6d for wages, &c. Mr White for the plaintiff, and Mr Perry for the defendant. The defendant admitted 35 pounds 6s 6d of the claim. William Shaw was engaged at Halifax, Yorkshire, by the father of the defendant, who was also his agent, as a wool sorter, at 60 pounds a year, and found. I left home in consequence, and paid 30 pounds for my passage. I arrived in Timaru on the 9th December, 1868, and saw defendant on the 10th. He ratified the agreement made for him by his father, and told me I was to go to the Levels station. I went and sorted wool there. The overseer did not seem satisfied, and he told me I had better go to Mr Halstead, and tell him that he had better come down himself as the manager said I did not seem to have had much experience among the fine merino wool. I told Mr Halstead that if he was not satisfied with me I would give him an opportunity of sending me away, he set me sorting other sorts of wool, and I continued to sort until the 3rd of June, when he told me that he would have to dispense with my services. I left on the 15th of June. He said the reason he was getting rid of me was owing to scarcity of work. Mr Halstead has not paid me any money at all. Cross-examined I made application to the defendant's father in answer to an advertisement in the Halifax Courier [paper produced]. On the 5th June defendant asked me for my account. I made it put up to that date [account produced]. I remained until the 15th. Defendant had to sort the wool himself at the request of the manager. Re-examined Several persons applied in answer to the advertisement. 1 had several references. This concluded plaintiff's case. William Halstead I am a fellmonger at the Point. I put the plaintiff at work at the Levels station to sort wool when he first came to me. I remained with him two days to put him into the colonial way of sorting. I then returned home. I received a note from the manager to tell me to come down to finish the sorting of the wool, as I had contracted to do it. The plaintiff was not an experienced sorter, as the advertisement stated I wanted. I put him to sort the trimmings. Owing to the quantity of wool falling short, I had to get rid of the plaintiff. Cross-examined I gave all my hands notice to leave at the time I gave plaintiff notice. I lost the sorting and scouring of 150 bales of wool through the incompetency of the plaintiff to sort fleeces. By the Court first spoke to the plaintiff about the 5th June about leaving. In summing up, his Worship said that it appeared the defendant had kept the plaintiff for six months after finding out his incompetency, and that opportunity was offered for discharging him on the other hand, the Bench could not help noticing that the defendant had sustained a loss through the plaintiff's want of competency. The Bench would give judgment for plaintiff for 44 pounds 6s 6d, with costs and counsel's fee.

Star 23 July 1869, Page 2
Auctioneers' Licenses. By a Gazette, dated July 24, it is notified that the undermentioned persons have taken out auctioneers' licenses for the term ending 30th June, 1870 :
Frederic LeCren, merchant, Timaru
Francis Worcester Stubbs, commission agent, Timaru
William Gunn McPherson, commission agent, Timaru

 Timaru Herald, 11 August 1869, Page 2
George Apes, a half-caste, was brought up on remand from Oamaru, for stealing a horse, the property of Mr George Taylor, of Gabardine. He was committed for trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court at Christchurch. George Apes, for horse stealing at Geraldine, received one year's imprisonment with hard labor.

Press, 18 November 1869, Page 2
In a short time we Timaru Herald learn that there will be three boiling-down establishments in working order in this district. The first one to commence operations will be that of Mr Hayhurst, at Millford, full particulars of which we propose to give when the work of erection has been completed. Mr Hayhurst will, it is said, employ about seventy or eighty men in his fax mill and boiling down establishment, and no doubt a small township will arise at this point, in consequence of the establishment of these industries. The boilers for the boiling down and meat preserving establishment; at the Washdyke were landed at Timaru the other day, and the buildings will shortly be commenced. At this establishment, when completed, we believe fifty or sixty men will find employment. The whole of the meat preserving plant will not, however, arrive for some months yet, and in the meantime boiling down only will be carried on. Eventually soap making, fellmongery, and other industries will be added, so that at the Washdyke we may also expect to ccc an important depot formed, and a township rise up. The third boiling down establishment is to be at Pleasant Point, and will be erected by Messrs Kennaway, Lee, and Acton, but at present it will be on a small scale, capable of extension at any future time, should the enterprise be found successful.

Tuapeka Times, 31 March 1870, Page 4
A man named Wm. Parr was fined 5 pounds and costs by the Resident Magistrate at Timaru a few days ago for starving his horse to try and break its spirit.

Timaru Herald, 13 July 1870, Page 2
Waimate Road Board. The usual monthly meeting of the Board was held at Waimate on Saturday last. The following applications for leasing Waitaki Ferry were read and considered, viz. : Thomas Savell, of Timaru; John Preston and Neil Campbell, of Waitaki; H. Wilson, of Papakaio ; Miller, Barnes, and Williams, of Waitaki ; Daniel Brown, of Oamaru and James Cotton, of Timaru. Resolved. " That the application of Miller, Barnes, and Williams be accepted."

Timaru Herald, 29 October 1870, Page 3 RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Timaru. October 28, 1870. Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M.]
DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Benjamin Reilly, William Burrows, William Fenwick, Louis Mach, Richard Wallis, and Hugh Campbell, were each fined 5s for the above offence. William Hayhurst was fined 20s for the same, with a severe caution, it being his second offence within a week.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 19 November 1870, Page 2
An attempt was made on the night of the 1st instant, by an incendiary, to burn down the boot establishment of Mr. C. Bowker, Timaru. At the back of the building, a quantity of kerosine had been spilled and ignited. The fire had just caught the weather-boards when it was discovered and extinguished.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 3 December 1870, Page 4
An attempt was made on the night of the 1st ultimo, by an incendiary, to burn down the boot establishment of Mr. C. Bowker, Timaru. At the back of the building, a quantity of kerosine had been spilled and ignited. The fire had just caught the weather-boards when it was discovered and extinguished.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 17 May 1871, Page 4
A man named Fritz Cappel deliberately cut his throat with a razor on Saturday, April 29, at Waimate. He had been drinking heavily for some days at Timaru, which he continued at Waimate, and while in a state of delirium having obtained a razor at the house of Mr. Luck, on the Waiho Flat, he stood before the looking-glass and cut his throat. The wound was severe, but not fatal. Mr. Buchanan sewed up the wound, and the wretched man was taken the same evening to the Timaru hospital.

Timaru Herald, 10 May 1871, Page 2 RMC.
Timaru  Monday May 8. [Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M.] ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Frederich Brettschneider, alias Fritz Cappel, on production by the police of a medical certificate that he was unable to attend, was further remanded. 

Timaru Herald, 20 May 1871, Page 2
Ann Elizabeth Luke sworn, stated : I am the wife of George Luke, a farmer at Waiho Flat.
George Luke, sworn, stated : I am a farmer, living at the Waiho Flat.

The Star 23 Dec. 1871 page 2
Timaru Gaol

Timaru Herald, 14 February 1872, Page 4
The Postmaster, Temuka. To the regret of all classes of the community, Mr G. Renner, who has been postmaster here ever since the public office was opened, took his departure on Jan. 31, having received a promotion in the department. His departure was too hurried to admit of a public expression of good will, but it has been decided to forward to him some suitable token of the esteem and regard in which he was held.

Otago Witness, 18 May 1872, Page 14
Appointments, of the following gentlemen as school teachers have lately been made: Mr W. J. Sercombe, formerly of Waimate, to the school at Drybread.

North Otago Times, 7 June 1872, Page 5
Information as to- the where abouts or last address of EDWARD LLOYD TREVOR, known in the Colony as Edward Lloyd, and working be lately as 9th November, 1869, in Otago, will be gladly received by the undersigned. E. L. Trevor landed in Lyttelton in 1865, and subsequently went to Timaru, and it is believed worked on several sheep-stations as a shearer under the name of Edward Lloyd. G. T EVANS, Cloon Eavin.

Otago Witness, 13 April 1872, Page 13
Timaru, April 8th. John Clarkson, a landing service boatman, charged with smuggling 1 cwt of tobacco, pleaded guilty. Judgment deferred.
    The Customs authorities have seized the barque Joliba, for an alleged breach of the Customs Act.
    April 9th. The burglars who broke into and robbed a store at the Rangitata, have been apprehended.

Evening Post, 30 November 1872, Page 2
Timaru. 30th November.  At the adjourned criminal sittings of the Timaru District Court, before Judge Ward, held yesterday, Alfred Smith, late manager of the Arowhenua station, was found guilty on two charges of obtaining money by means of false pretences, and was sentenced three years' penal servitude.

Evening Post, 20 January 1873, Page 2
Timaru. 19th January. M'Allister's Accommodation House, Burkes Pass, M'Kenzie country, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday. A boiler of fat upsetting on the stove was the cause of the catastrophe. It was insured in the New Zealand Insurance Company for 400 pounds, and stock 100 pounds.

Timaru Herald, 13 January 1873, Page 4
On the 8th of January, a men named John Baker, working at Mr Cliff's saw-mill, was engaged in passing a piece of timber through the circular saw, when, instead of using a bit of wood us is ordinarily done to guide the timber when the saw comes near the end, Baker used his hand, and consequently when the saw was free of the wood, und before he he could clear himself, the implement caught the two first fingers of the right hand just above the joint, and in an instant had gone clean through the bones, and also deep into the bone of the third finger. Dr McIntyre was called in and found it necessary to amputate all three fingers. Baker refused chloroform, and the poor fellow endured agonies during the operation the bones being so shattered.
    Thomas Murphy, a farmer from Milford, on Jan. 4, received a serious internal injury, by falling over a log of wood in the yard of the Star Hotel Temuka, Medical assistance was at once called in, and three medical men have visited the unfortunate man, but great doubts are entertained as to his recovery.
    Sad Accident in a Reaping Machine. On the 7th Jan. one of the men working on a farm at the Pareora met with a most serious accident, by which he lost the lower part of his right leg, and his left was much injured. He was standing, it appears, in front of one of the reaping machines, when the horses moved forward suddenly, and before he could get clear of the implement, the knives caught his right leg a few inches above the ankle and cut clean through the bone, leaving the ankle and foot bunging by the skin the other side. The other leg also came in contact with the knives, and divided several of the tendons. The poor fellow was promptly conveyed to the Timaru Hospital, where Dr McIntyre amputated the all but severed limb. The sufferer was doing as well as could be expected yesterday evening.

Timaru Herald, 5 March 1873, Page 2
TENDERS are invited for SINKING and BRICKING a WELL, on the School Section, Geraldine. To be sent on or before SATURDAY, MARCH 8, at 6 p.m., addressed to "The Chairman Geraldine District School Committee, Geraldine."

Timaru Herald, 21 April 1873, Page 3
John Bickle was brought up on remand, charged with having stolen certain coins amounting to 2 pounds 1s 8d with certain documents from under the foundation stone of the new Masonic Hall, Church-street, Timaru, on the night of the 14inst.
Alexander McDonald, constable of police stationed in Timaru. It was reported to me on the morning of the 15th by John Potter that the foundation stone of the Masonic Hall had been removed.
Richard Smith : I am a laborer, Timaru
Richard Scott : I am a land agent, living in Timaru.
Henry Thornton: I am a stone mason, in Timaru.
John Potter : I am a stonemason, living in Timaru.
John Cassidy : I am a stone mason, living on the Levels plains.
William Holmes, laborer, Timaru: I am boarding at Stansell's.
Robert Stansell, sworn deposed : I am a publican residing in Timaru.
Elizabeth Cooper, sworn, said : I live in the South road, Timaru.
Christina Ellis, sworn, said : I am a married woman, living in the South road, Timaru, in the same house as last witness. Our husbands do not live with us.

Press, 26 May 1873, Page 2
The boundaries of the various vaccination districts in the province appear in the as "Gazette," and the following gentlemen have been appointed Vaccination Inspectors for the respective districts
Geraldine William Collins Andrews
Timaru, Belfield Woolcombe
Waimate, James Thomas Pain

Star, 31 December 1873, Page 2
Public Vaccinators
In the NZ Gazette of Dec. 24 the under mentioned gentlemen to be Public Vaccinators:
Geraldine - Thomas Ottery Rayner, Temuka
Timaru - Peter MacIntyre, Timaru
Waimate - George Dixon Drury, Waimate

Timaru Herald, 9 January 1874, Page 3
The Presbyterian Church. A meeting of the Timaru Presbytery was held on Wednesday morning. . The business transacted was of no public interest. Waihi Crossing. The following report has been furnished to us for publication:  "The Waihi Crossing district school was examined by Mr Restell, Inspector of Schools, last November, with the following result. The discipline, order, and tone are superior ; the scholars are remarkably well behaved. The organisation would be improved by having fewer and larger classes. The standard of attainment, and the progress since last examination are satisfactory. The number of marks obtained out of a possible 100 were : 1st class  Anna Roberts, 84 ; Jonathan Roberts, 83 ; Elizabeth Young, 79. 2nd class: Olive Horsfall, 68; Thomas Lewis, 67. 3rd class maximum of marks, 80  Mary L. Roberta, 40 ; Charles Peters, 38. 4th class William Austin 72; Geo. Hawke, 66. Junior class  Minnie Taylor, 36 ; Janet Smith 35.

Timaru Herald, 29 June 1874, Page 1
The tenth anniversary of the first appearance of the Timaru Herald led us to wander again over some of our earliest pages, and we derived some amusement from a cursory comparison of the state of affairs here, socially, ten years ago, with that of the present day. We note in the first place that Timaru was an awfully dear place then. Meat of all kinds cost a shilling a pound, and bread was sold at eighteen pence for the four-pound loaf; eggs were five pence each, and fowls were not for sale; potatoes were quoted at 10pounds a ton, and onions at 6d a pound. Two kinds of butter were announced for sale, and where in the name of fortune do our readers suppose they came from Cork and Wellington. Cork, it may be worth while to observe, is in Ireland, and Wellington is a village in Cook Strait. Both kinds of butter, however, were comparatively cheap, being quoted at two shillings, and two shillings and fourpence a pound respectively. We find that the produce of grain in this district for the season of 1864 was estimated at five hundred bushels, no less, and that it was expected that two thousand bushels would need to be imported to feed the people. Flour was selling at 30 pounds a ton, cash, and the Herald earnestly entreated the settlers to try and do a little farming, in order to reduce the price of food. The grain export of the district this year, outside of the quantity consumed at home, is estimated at a thousand times the whole produce of 1864, and we believe Wellington does not supply us with butter or anything else except taxation now. The revenue collected at the port of Timaru for the month ending 31st May, 1864, was 438 pounds 13s 3d, of which 290 pounds was on spirits in those days there were topers, a class which has long since died out here, while for the corresponding month of 1874, the revenue was1808 pounds 12s 6d. In raising the question of having Timaru declared a town, the second number of the Herald boasts that while six years before there were only two or three houses here, there were then nearly a hundred and fifty. Boo - all that at once. The great advantages expected to be derived from the municipal status, seem to have been the removal of slaughter yards from conspicuous positions, and the suppression of the practice of tethering animals across the main thoroughfares. Labor appears to have been dear even then, for we observe that carpenters were wanted immediately at twelve shillings a day, but a very much larger number of Wanteds applying for employment, appeared in our columns then than now. The lapse of ten years has taken many old settlers away from Timaru, but still we fancy there are few places in the colony where so many names familiar now, would be found in papers ten years old. Our respected "beak" presided on the Bench, of course, and was generally supported by Messrs T. W. and G. W. Hall, Mr Beswick and Mr Belfield; Messrs Manchester Brothers set a good example at Waimate, by announcing that no business would be done on Sundays at their store, and numbers of other still well-known persons made their appearance in one capacity or another. What the Timaru Herald may show at the end of ten years to come, who can say we must, look for some ups and downs between this and then, and a full allowance of the changes incidental to the rapid merry-go round of colonial life, but we hope that even then there will still remain a good many of those who were local magnates when the history of Timaru began to be recorded in a newspaper.

Timaru Herald, 21 October 1874, Page 8
Board of Education. From the Lyttelton Times we learn that the following business with reference to schools in South Canterbury, was transacted at the meeting of the above Board on Monday:  The Inspector's report on examination of pupil teachers at the Timaru school was read. It stated that Jonathan Roberts had passed as a pupil teacher of the first year, and that F. Mansfield would be promoted to a pupil teacher of the second year. The Inspector reported that a mistress, was necessary for the Pleasant Point school, and recommended that the appointment should be offered to Miss Worthington.

Otago Witness,  6 March 1875, Page 17
The drawings of two bridges for the Timaru and Gladstone Board of Works and now on view at the Provincial Engineer's office, Dunedin. The works are now being tendered for. One is a bridge to be erected over eke Tekapo River, close to the ferry, at the outlet of the river from the Tekapo Lake, Canterbury, and about 70 miles from Timaru. It is to be an iron bridge on the lattice principle. The piers will consist of hollow cast-iron piles, surmounted with wrought iron solid piles braced together. The lower hollow cast-iron piles will be 12 inches in diameter, and will be screwed into the ground. The bearing portion of the superstructure will consist of two iron lattice girders of about 60ft span each, with all the necessary iron bracings, rolling frames, &c. The roadway will be of planks laid diagonally. The other bridge is to be over the southern branch of the river Opihi, about 12 miles north of Timaru, and on the line of main between Timaru and Temuka. This bridge will be of timber, will be 640 ft long, in spans of 40ft each. The bridge will be under-trussed with iron tension rods. The main mid will be diverted for a distance from its present route, in order to allow of the bridge being erected over a more practicable portion of the river.

Grey River Argus, 27 August 1875, Page 2
A fire occurred in Timaru on Friday last, by which four shops were destroyed. The locality of the fire was in a block of buildings on the Great South road, between Mr Cullman's bakery and Mr Bowker's shop. It originated in Mr Bickerstaff's building. The fire got such a hold that the shops belonging to Mrs Webster, Redfern, Bickerstaff, and Beadman wee destroyed.

Timaru Herald, 8 November 1875, Page 2
The Undersigned, agree to CLOSE our STORES on TUESDAY, the 9th instant, being the Prince of Wales' Birthday.
Taylor and Bowie
Sutter and Co.
Moss Jonas
T. G. Cork
W. A. Hobbs
J. Nelson
Wm. Priest and Co.
Geo. Gabites
Charles Bowker
David Clark
Richard Tuurbull
P. W. Hutton
Reith and Small
Wm. Padget.

Timaru Herald, 12 November 1875, Page 3
Gas. Nearly all the plant for the gas works at Timaru arrived here on Wednesday, by the barque Suffolk. The remainder of the plant, including the holder, will be brought by the barque Amateur, which is expected to arrive here in the course of a day or two. The plant brought by the Suffolk is being landed and conveyed to the site of the gas works. The energy which the directors have displayed m forwarding the gas works, and the successful results which have attended their efforts, must be very satisfactory to the shareholders. Mr Courtis, the engineer, is expected by the next steamer from Melbourne, arid immediately after his arrival here the gas works will be commenced, and continued without delay until completed.

Timaru Herald, 15 December 1875, Page 4
LEVELS ROAD BOARD. A letter was read from Mr J. Worthington, resigning the post of poundkeeper, at Pleasant Point. A letter was read from Mr C. J Dunage, applying for the post. Resolved "That the Board having received notice of the resignation of Mr John Worthington, as poundkeeper at the Point, the Board invite applications for the said situation, together with the names 'of sureties' to be in by the first meeting of the new board."

Timaru Herald, 8 December 1875, Page 3
Advt. John Thompson licensed surveyor is now at Peel Forest. He is prepared to show intending purchasers through Mr Palmer's bush free of cost. J. T. can favorably recommend this bush. Very easy terms will be given.

Timaru Herald, 3 March 1876, Page 2
For sale: The LEASE of 137 acres of first-class agricultural Land, situate on Levels Plains, near Arowhenua. The whole is well fenced. 60 acres are laid down for pasture, the remainder is stubble. ; Good supply of water in the centre paddock. Apply to F. W. STUBBS, Timaru or M. BARRETT, Arowhenua.

Timaru Herald, 21 June 1876, Page 3
Washdyke School. A special meeting of the Committee of this school look place on Monday evening, for the purposo of appointing a teacher. A number of applications having been considered, Mr Thomas A. Walker was unanimously chosen as master, and Mrs Walker as sewing mistress. Mr and Mrs Walker are recent arrivals in the colony from England, where the former has had considerable experience as a teacher.

North Otago Times, 25 July 1876, Page 3
H.W. HUTT, Waitohi Flat, Temuka, wishes to hear from his brother GEORGE, who was last heard of about Oamaru. Any person knowing where he is, would oblige by communicating address as above.

Press, 7 August 1876, Page 2
Painful Accident near Timaru. Saturday's Herald says:  "An accident of a most painful nature occurred on Thursday last to the wife of Mr M. Barrett, a farmer living on the Levels Plains near Arowhenua. During the temporary absence of her husband, Mrs Barrett was feeding a chaffcutting machine worked by two horses, and by some means got the fingers of her left hand entangled in the cogs of the wheel. Not being able to extricate them her arm was gradually drawn in until within about three inches of the elbow, regularly grinding hand and arm to pieces. Her husband on hearing her screams ran from the house and on seeing what had occurred, threw off the driving belt and stopped the machine. To make matters worse the poor woman in trying to stop the machine herself, got the other hand caught, and it also was fearfully mutilated. Dr Cummings was at once sent a for and on arrival dressed the wounds; which, though of a very painful character, are not expected to lead to any serious consequences.  

Timaru Herald, 18 September 1876, Page 3
On the 14th at Waimate Mrs O'Brien and her second daughter were seated in a buggy near Mrs Goggarty's store. When starting, the horse, from disarrangement of the head gear of the harness, bolted and ran along east High street. Mr McCulloch of Mamire Farm, who was on horseback, immediately started in purist, headed the runway just in front of Mr Reid's private residence, and succeeded in arresting its career. The little girl in attempting to get out behind was thrown, but not seriously injured. Mrs O'Brien was quite unhurt.

Timaru Herald, 21 November 1876, Page 3 RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Timaru Monday, Nov. 20. (Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M.) John Stack pleaded guilty to being drunk arid disorderly at a railway station, and was fined 10s. Eli Klims, for being drunk and disorderly, and exposing his person in a public place, was fined 40s, or 14 days' imprisonment, with hard labor.
Perjury. Robert Martin was charged, with, having committed this offence at the sitting of the District Court at Timaru on the 14th inst.
Mr Hamersley for the accused.
Robert Kennedy : I am bailiff of the District Court at Timaru.
Thomas Howley : I am Clerk of the District Court at Timaru.
William Wilson : I am an expressman living in Timaru.
Margaret Wilson : I am wife of the last witness.
Frank Edmond Hobbs : I am a laborer living in Timaru.
John Ellison : I am an expressman living in Timaru.

North Otago Times, 23 February 1877, Page 2
Waimate: The troubles long predicted for our Road Board have come to pass most seriously, in the arrest of Mr J. T. Pain, sen. , its late clerk, for embezzlement.

North Otago Times, 20 March 1877, Page 2 OPENING OF THE WAIMATE RAILWAY.
Yesterday was a day long to be remembered by our neighbors of the thriving and pretty town of Waimate, as being that of the occurrence of an event, the most important which has yet marked its career the opening of the branch railway which connects its with the main trunk line and then followed a long list of toasts and speeches, which occupied some three hours in all. On the platform was the popular chairman of the Waimate County Council Mr J. Bruce and the Mayor of Timaru, Mr G. Cliff. ...In the foreground was the Waimate Brass Band, under the leadership of the Mr Graham, late bandmaster of Oamaru. We cannot attempt to give all that was said, it would take a special edition to do that, but will content ourselves by merely giving the list. After " The Queen and Royal Family." and " His Excellency the Governor," from the chair, the following toasts were given and responded to : " The Army, Navy, and Volunteers," proposed by Mr Cook, Waimate, responded to by Mr Richards. Timaru ; " The Colonial Executive and the House of Representatives," proposed by Mr Price, and responded to by Mr Teschemaker, M.H.R. ; "The Mayors of Oamaru and Timaru," proposed by Mr Gaitt, and responded to by Messrs Cliff and Steward. " The Commercial Interest of South Canterbury," proposed by Mr Archer, Timaru, and responded to by Captain Souttor, Timaru ; " The Railway Engineer," by the Chair, acknowledged by Mr G. P. Williams; 'The Agricultural and Pastoral Interest," proposed by Mr London, and responded to by Mr M. Studholme ; " The Waimate County Council," proposed by Mr Le Cren, and acknowledged by Mr Bruce ; 4t The Contractor: Mr Pratt," proposed by Mr Teschemaker, but not acknowledged, Mr Pratt not being present ; "The Traffic Manager: Mr Lawson," proposed by Mr Cliff, and acknowledged by Mr Lawson ; " The General Manager, Mr Conyers," proposed by Mr Grave, and acknowledged by Mr Conyers; "The Visitors from Oamaru and Timaru," proposed by Mr Buckingham ; ''The Press," proposed by Mr Price, and responded to by Messrs Cummings, (" Waitangi Tribune"), Steward, ("N. O. Times"), and Feldwick, ("Timaru Herald"); "The Ladies," proposed by Mr Crawford, and responded to by Mr Marks ; and " The Caterers  Messrs Hunt Brothers," proposed by Mr Beswick, and acknowledged by Mr Hunt. ....

Evening Post, 18 May 1877, Page 2
At the Hunt Clubs meet near Timaru yesterday, Mr. Martelli had a severe fall, his horse rolling on top of him. Martelli sustained a fracture of the pelvis, including bones of lower part of the spine, and is in a critical state.

Timaru, June 5. The tallow factory at the Meat Preserving Co's works, Washdyke, took fire last night at 9 o'clock through a spark from the engine. The Fire Brigade went out immediately, and quelled the fire by midnight. The tallow factory and engine house were destroyed, but no damage was done to the main building.

North Otago Times, 4 September 1877, Page 2
THE RECENT FIRE AT WAIMATE. Waimate, September 1. An inquiry was held at the Temperance Hall, yesterday, touching the cause of the fire at the house of Michael O'Rourke, Waimate, on the 6th of August, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., District Coroner, and a jury of 14. Inspector Pender, of Timaru, conducted the inquiry, and called John Manchester, who being sworn, said I am agent for the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company. My head office is in Christchurch. I know the house where the fire took place, on the sixth of last month, belonging to Mr Bickerdike. The house was insured by Mr Bickerdike first in our office on the 1st September, 1870, which policy was superseded by the one produced, dated the 6th of December, 1875, and numbered 1,371,434, for L70. I sold the section on which the house stands to Mr Bickerdike. The title was not clear. There was a delay in getting my title from Mr Rhodes. Mr Bickerdike told me that a person had offered to purchase the property from him, and for the purpose of selling he wished me to complete the title, and if I did not complete it he could not sell.
..Michael O'Rourke, I am a laborer, residing at Waimate.
Deborah O'Rourke, the wife of last witness, gave corroborative evidence.
James A. Connell, being sworn, deposed I am a mounted constable, stationed at Waimate.
James R. Black being sworn, deposed I am a carpenter, residing at Waimate.
William Dumper being sworn, said I am a laborer, residing at Waimate.

Grey River Argus, 19 September 1877, Page 2
An unlucky young fellow was out pighunting in the Kahahu district when he met with an awkward and singular accident. He carried a spear formed out of a shear blade tied to a pole, and when his dogs put up a pig in his flurry he presented the wrong end of the instrument. The animal charged him, driving the blade into his thigh, and inflicting a dangerous wound, and he now lies in a precarious condition in the Timaru Hospital.

Timaru Herald, 28 November 1877, Page 3
We are sorry to learn that Mr Coe has been apprehended in Timaru as a lunatic, and sent to the asylum.

Evening Post, 3 December 1877, Page 2
Timaru. 3rd December. The continuous drought is seriously felt; everything is drying up. Yesterday prayers for rain were offered up in the church. A serious accident occurred yesterday afternoon to Miss Cornelius, who was riding on horseback near Washdyke, when her horse fell, throwing her underneath, severely injuring her. She remained unconscious until early this morning, but is now doing favorably.

Timaru Herald, 15 December 1877, Page 3 SUPREME COURT.
Timaru Friday, Dec. 14. Criminal Session. (Before his Honor Mr Justice Johnston.)
Thomas Bickerdike was indicted, first with having on August 6, 1877, felloniously set fire to the dwelling of one Michael O'Rorke at Waimate, and secondly, with having done so with the intention to defraud an Insurance Company. The prisoner pleaded not guilty. The following jury were empanelled: Benjamin J. Lane, H. Whittaker, G. Purdie, W. Craigie, J. M. Martin, John Hampton, J. Shepherd, Wm. Benbow, J. McFadgeon, B. Morgan, J. Parsons, and E. Smith. Mr Benjamin J. Lane was chosen as foreman. Mr O'Meagher and Mr Hawkins appeared for the prisoner. Michael O'Rorke : I am a laborer, and on August 6 last I was living in a house of prisoner's, at Waimate. He lived about a chain from me. There was only his workshop and a kitchen between us. I paid 8s a week rent. On Sunday night, August 6, myself, wife, and child were m the house. We went to bed about 9 o'clock. The bedroom was on the side of the house next to prisoner's. The house consisted of three rooms. When we went to bed we left a small wood fire burning m the kitchen. It was a open fire-place, without grate or dogs. There is a buck door leading out of the kitchen. There is a small shed to the right of the back door. About five minutes to two in the morning; on the above date, I was lying awake m bed, and heard footsteps coming from the direction of the gate, which led from my yard, to prisoner's. They came as far as my back door and then returned the same way. About ton minutes afterwards my wife gave an alarm of fire. I jumped out of bed, and saw the outer wall and ceiling of the kitchen on fire. I opened the back door and sang out " Fire." I then saw the fire was blazing from the ground to the roof on the outside. There was an appearance of wood laying against the wall on fire. ..
William O'Connor, sergeant of police stationed in Timaru, deposed : I went to the scene of the fire in question.
James Atridge Connell, constable of police, stationed at Waimate, deposed : I went to the house m question and examined it with O'Rorke.

Deborah O'Rorke deposed : I was with my I husband on the night of the fire. We went to bed at nine o'clock. I was lying awake about two o'clock, and heard footsteps coming down Bickerdike's yard, and our wood stirring. I heard the footsteps going back again, and in two or three minutes afterwards the crickling of fire.
Annie Jedkins deposed : I am the wife of John Jedkins, a seafaring man. I have lived for four years with the prisoner. I have borne the name of Mrs Bickerdike during that time.
Joseph Nolan was then called to prove that Mrs O'Rorke had threatened to Ms Bickerdike bodily harm,
The jury then returned a verdict of Not Guilty. His Honor then, addressing the prisoner, said that he was not completely cleared of a most heinous crime. He was acquitted because the case was not proven.

Timaru Herald, 19 December 1877, Page 3 UP COUNTRY NOTES. 
In passing through Opihi Valley, I find that several showers of rain have fallen during the past week, which have greatly freshened vegetation. I have had already the pleasure of seeing green peas and now potatoes, and many other vegetables that comprise a kitchen garden at Captain Ross' farm, Ladyburn. The Silverstream Hotel is now almost finished the owner of which is Lachlan Macpherson, Esq. Several other houses are erected on that township, and a blacksmith's shop, store, and dwelling-house, are in the course of erection, the property of Mr Goodwin, of Three Springs Station. The fellmongery of Messrs McCaskill and Rooney is now in full operation, and as every attention is paid to the business by Mr Rooney, who manages there, the results will, without doubt, be as satisfactory as possible. Shearing has now commenced at that well-known and beautiful station, Sherwood Downs, belonging to Messrs Cook and Raine also, at several other stations m this fertile Opihi Valley. As the railway is to come up, at least as far as Fairlie Creek, the popularity of the district will doubtless be greatly increased. There are now good roads from Opawa to Burkes Pass, for which the Mount Cook Road Board are to be thanked, and great credit is due to Mr Kimbell, as Chairman of the Board, for the satisfactory and obliging manner in which he has exerted himself for the good of the district. I understand that Messrs Kinchley and Dawson are going to run a daily mail between Opawa and Silverstream, as soon as the hotel is opened, which will greatly facilitate business in that locality.

Timaru Herald, 9 January 1878, Page 4
Breech of Borough bye-laws. Wm. Price was charged with hawking fish in the streets of the borough without a license. Mr Perry appeared on behalf of the Borough Council.

Evening Post, 10 January 1878, Page 2 Timaru.
9th January. An accident occurred at Sharp's farm at Kakahu. A lad named Chute, 16 years old, was driving a grass-cutting machine, and while he was cleaning the blade the horse started off, and the boy was caught by it, and had his arm cut off a little below the shoulder. No one was near at the time, and he lay twenty -minutes on the ground, when he was discovered senseless and bleeding profusely. The flow of blood was staunched with difficulty.
    10th January. Late yesterday afternoon a young man met with a painful accident at Saltwater Creek suburb while trying a half-broken colt. He was thrown heavily amongst parts of ploughs and broken implements. When picked up his thigh was found to be much torn, and the left leg fractured. A doctor dressed the wounds, and the sufferer was taken to the hospital. He is now progressing favorably.
    An old offender, Henry Draper, against whom eighteen previous convictions were recorded, and who was only out of gaol on Tuesday, was sentenced to three months by the magistrate for drunkenness and other offences.

North Otago Times, 16 January 1878, Page 2
The newly elected Harbor Board met to day, when Mr Fulbert Archer was elected Chairman.

North Otago Times, 25 January 1878, Page 2
Timaru. January 24. At the Geraldine R.M.'s Court yesterday, Richard Bell, farmer, Kakahu, was charged with stealing 128 sheep, the property of Mr Robert Taylor. The evidence was conclusive, and the prisoner was committed for trial at the Supreme Court, Timaru. The weather has cleared up. The harvest prospects are brightening, reaping is becoming general.

4 March 1878: The first cases are heard in Timaru's new courthouse.

North Otago Times, 5 March 1878, Page 2
Timaru. March 4. The Criminal Session of the District Court was held to-day in the new Courthouse, before His Honor Judge Ward. The case against Isabella Dick for larceny of goods from Messrs Sutter and Co. was arranged to come off in the Supreme Court, which will sit here in June. John Matthewson, for assault and occasioning bodily harm, was fined 40s or seven days imprisonment. Peter M'Hugh for larceny, was sentenced to 18 months hard law. John Hennessey, larceny, against whom there were two previous convictions, six months hard labor The Court then adjourned till to-morrow, when the case of perjury against Flora M'Kinnon will be heard.

North Otago Times, 28 May 1878, Page 2
Timaru. May 27. An showing the high price of land in South Canterbury, Jonas and Hart disposed of Quinn Brothers farm (Makikihi) of 740 acres for L16,500 or over L22 per acre ; and a section of land in Timaru, consisting of 32 perches, opposite the police station, sold for L800.

Timaru Herald, 17 June 1878, Page 3
Country Sales. At Mr M. Barrett's farm, Arowhenua, on the 4th inst. notwithstanding the heavy rain which continued to fall during the day, there was a good attendance and spirited bidding. The farm was purchased by Messrs Allan and Stumbles, at 11 pounds 15s per acre. Horses, [draught, fetched 41 pounds to 59 pounds] cows, 7 pounds 10s to 10 pounds 10s; double-furrow ploughs, 15 pounds to 17pounds 10s; drays, 15 pounds 10s to 17 pounds  ; other implements and harness at good prices.

Timaru Herald, 21 June 1878, Page 3 A smart dog
As an instance of a dog's sagacity and powers of endurance, a gentleman yesterday communicated to us the following story, of which we have no reason to doubt the truth. He left Timaru for Christchurch on Monday last by the midday train, taking with him a retriever dog, which he had promised to a friend there. On arriving at his destination he proceeded to an hotel for the night, and handed over the animal to one of the waiters to take charge of for the night. Next morning, on going to look for the dog, he found it gone, and despite all enquiries and searching, no trace of it could be found. On returning to Timaru on Wednesday, what was his surprise to find it at home, where it arrived, apparently thoroughly exhausted, on Tuesday, about 4 p.m. It must therefore have accomplished 110 miles in under nineteen hours. The strangest part of the affair is that the animal had never been away from Timaru before and how, therefore, it could have found its way back is a mystery. It is out of all reason to suppose that it performed the return trip by train.

Timaru Herald, 21 June 1878, Page 3
Accident. A rather serious accident occurred yesterday, afternoon to Mr George Ashman on the road near Saltwater Creek. He was in the act of alighting from a horse which he was riding, when somehow his foot caught in the stirrup-irons, and the horse swerving around twisted his foot to such an extent that his ankle was put out of joint and his leg badly broken. Mr Ashman, after having been assisted on his horse, rode home, and was attended by Dr Macintyre, who set the injured limb.

Timaru Herald, 6 July 1878, Page 3
From Mr M. Barrett, proprietor of the Caledonian Hotel, asking for permission to take shingle for the purpose of filling up the side of the footpath past his house. The application was granted, the Surveyor to point out where the shingle is to be taken from.

Wanganui Chronicle, 11 July 1878, Page 3
Timaru. July 9. The valuable thoroughbred stallion Detractor, died yesterday of inflammation of the stomach.
The Temuka Leader is to be resuscitated. Alexander Wilson is the purchaser. It will re-appear on Saturday next.

North Otago Times, 2 September 1878, Page 2
Timaru. September 1. A disastrous fire occurred at Otaio last night, resulting in the destruction of the stables and outbuildings connected with Hoskins' Hotel. Mr Hoskins discovered the fire first, but the flames had such a hold that all attempts to extinguish them were unavailing. Beyond the horses nothing was saved.
    At the Resident Magistrate's Court, yesterday, Chas. P. Sheridan was charged on remand with making false declaration before the Registrar for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of marriage. Mr O'Meagher, solicitor, Oamaru, appeared for the defence. The Magistrate committed the accused for the trial at the next criminal session of the District Court, which commences on Monday. There are now five prisoners awaiting trial at this Court.

North Otago Times, 30 September 1878, Page 2
The Rangitata has gone down considerably by yesterday morning, but the bridge, which was in the same state as on the previous day, was considered totally unsafe for passengers to walk over. A few plucky or rash individuals went across it during the day, but the majority of travellers elected to remain in Timaru. Mr Jones, the District Station Master, again proceeded to the river by the first train yesterday, and was met there by several of the responsible officials from Christchurch.
    As regards the road bridge over the Rangitata, enquiries made yesterday resulted in our being informed that the north approach had almost entirely disappeared, and the bridge itself at that side was shaken.
    The Arowhenua and Orari rivers, though still in flood, were nothing like so high as on Thursday. The latter has scoured away a good deal of its north bank near the railway bridge, and the former has eaten still further into the bank near Spillane's Hotel.

Timaru Herald, 2 October 1878, Page 3
Timaru Tuesday, Oct. 1. (Before His Honor Judge Ward.)
Charles Boutcher v. Daniel Leary and another  Claim, 50 pounds damages. C. Perry for the plaintiff, and Mr Hamersley for the defendant. This was a case in which plaintiff sued the defendants for the above amount for damages sustained by him through defendant's dogs destroying his sheep. Charles Boutcher, the plaintiff, saw, on the 29th July last, dogs worrying his sheep. He found two dogs in a gully tearing a sheep. One of the dogs belonged to Cornelius Leary. He followed the dogs to Daniel Leary's house, told Mrs Leary about the dogs, and pointed out one of them covered with blood. He saw Daniel Leary, who promised that the dogs should do no more harm. Leary said one of the dogs belonged to his brother, and he was keeping the other for another man. The amount of the damage done to the sheep was 20 pounds. Richard Smith could not swear that the dogs belonged to Leary. He did not know that they had since been killed. William Upton Slack, farmer, Kakahu, estimated the damage sustained by the plaintiff at about 20 pounds.
Norman Macfarlane, farmer, Kakahu, corroborated the evidence of the last witness.
This closed the plaintiff's case, and Mr Hamersley argued that there was no evidence to connect Cornelius Leary with the action. He would prove that his dog; was tied up that night and the following morning, and also that Daniel Leary's dog was at home during that time. Cornelius Leary remembered the 29th of July last. His dog had been tied up that night. He was never let loose except he was wanted to work. Daniel Leary said he had no dog. A puppy belonging to his brother-in-law was his possession on the 29th of July last. The puppy had since been killed. It had never been away from the house. This concluded the evidence, and counsel on both sides having addressed the Court, His Honor said the evidence was somewhat contradictory. The plaintiff was evidently entitled to recover, and he looked upon the non-appearance as a witness of Leary's wife, to whom the plaintiff had pointed out the dogs, as somewhat peculiar, and also the fact that Daniel Leary had since killed the dog. He would give judgment for the plaintiff for 14 pounds 16s and costs.
James Wiggins v S. Trilford. Claim, 31 pounds 15s, for work and labor done. Mr Tosswill for the plaintiff, and Mr Hamersley for the defendant. This was an action in which the plaintiff sued the defendant for the recovery of the above sum due for work and labor done. The defendant pleaded that the work had not been done at his request ; that the work was improperly done; that he was not indebted.
James Wiggins, the plaintiff, stated that he agreed with the defendant to build a house for him.
John Chalmers saw the plaintiff hand over the keys of the house to the defendant, who expressed himself satisfied with the work.
Henry Carter heard Trilford say he was satisfied with the baker's oven constructed by Wiggins for him. William James Wilson, carpenter, wrote two of the agreements between plaintiff and defendant.
Mrs Trilford signed the agreements on behalf of her husband, as he could not write. He heard Trilford stating that he was satisfied with the work done.
William Padget, tailor, knew the building erected by the plaintiff for the defendant. Witness drew the designs of it, and heard Trilford say he was quite satisfied with the work done, but would not pay for it, because some squares were broken in the verandah, and some dirt had not been removed. George A. Jones, bootmaker, lived next door to Trilford. He heard Mr Trilford say he was satisfied with the way the work was done. This closed the plaintiff's case, and the following evidence was taken for the defence : 
Thomas Machin, architect, stated that the work was not done in a workmanlike manner, as required by the agreement. It was the worst work he had ever seen in the colony. Every part of it was badly done.
George Hattison Clark, bricklayer, never saw a more disgraceful job in his life.
Samuel Trilford, the defendant, said he was not satisfied with it, and never expressed himself satisfied with it. This concluded the evidence. Mr Tosswill urged that so long as Trilford expressed himself satisfied with the work, the plaintiff was entitled to his money. His Honor : Certainly not. The defendant might have made a mistake. Mr Tosswill elected to accept a non-suit with costs.
C. Boutcher v Arthur Foster: Claim 30 pounds, damages. Mr Perry for the plaintiff, and Mr Hamersley for the defendant. This was another case for damages sustained by the plaintiff through his sheep being destroyed by the defendant's dogs. The defendant, denied all the material allegations in the particulars contained.
Charles Boutcher, the plaintiff, found nine of his sheep injured, by being bitten, and seven sheep were missing. Cross-examined by Mr Hamereley : The sheep were in the same paddock that they were in when Leary's dog injured them.
William Gapes, farmer at Kakahu, and plaintiff's father-in-law, said that on the 13th of July last he found two dogs worrying the plaintiff's sheep. On the following Monday he went with Mrs Boutcher to Mr Foster's house and saw the dog there.
Maria Boutcher, wife of the plaintiff, saw on the day in question dogs' worrying her husband's sheep. She recognised the dogs as Mr Arthur Foster's. She afterwards saw one of the dogs at Mr Foster's place, and heard Mr Foster say that the dog was away from home the same day.
Arthur Foster, the plaintiff, remembered the 13th of July last. His dog was at home on that morning at sun rise, and was with him all day. Mr Gapes and Mrs Boutcher had sworn that the dog was a long backed one, while it was proved that the dog was exactly the reverse, the dog with the long back being in Timaru at the time. He would, therefore, give judgment for the defendant, with with costs.

Timaru Herald, 12 October 1878, Page 2 HEAVY GALES AND FLOODS.
The Tengawai. This river, which is a tributary of the Opihi, was higher yesterday morning than has been known before. It joins the Opihi at the Albury township, and Mr Macalister's hotel there was placed in some considerable jeopardy by it. As it was, the fowl and other outhouses were carried away.

Evening Post, 18 November 1878, Page 2
Timaru. 17th November.  At Timaru the roof of a house was blown in and a woman and child were killed.
The inquest on the bodies of Mrs. Drew and infant was held to-day before Mr. R. Beetham, the coroner. The verdict was accidental death. The jury added a rider, strongly animadverting on the construction of buildings similar to the one where in the accident occurred, and requested the coroner to forward to the proper quarter a demand that the erection of buildings be properly supervised in the future. It came out in the evidence that the roof was not connected in any way with the walk of the building.

North Otago Times, 18 November 1878, Page 2 Geraldine
A fire broke out in the Raukapuka bush between 12 and 1 o'clock today, on Mr Whittaker's section. It is supposed to have originated from some old stumps being burnt off on the now road being formed by contractors named Jorgenson and Gripp. The fire had covered about 50 acres up to 6 o'clock. It is still making head-way through Mr W. K. Macdonald's maiden bush. Gore's bush is still all clear so far.

Grey River Argus, 22 November 1878, Page 2 The BUSH FIRE
Timaru, Nov. 21. The fire in the Geraldine bush is still burning, and is gradually approaching the township. No correct estimate of the damage can yet be made. Whitaker, Barker, Potslewaite, McKenzie, Martin, and Gibson, have suffered ; and besides the loss of the Government bush, a large quantity of stacked firewood has been consumed.

Otago Witness, 14 December 1878, Page 17
December 10th. At a meeting of the Geraldine County Council at Temuka to-day, Mr Alexander Wilson, sen., was elected Chairman.

North Otago Times, 24 January 1879, Page 2
The Washdyke Meat-preserving Works re-open on Saturday. Last year 65,000 sheep were boiled down, and the number this season promises to be still greater.

Otago Witness, 15 February 1879, Page 19
Timaru, February 10th. A fire broke out this morning in a shop in Main South road, occupied by Mr Nelson, tailor, but it was extinguished before much damage was done. The circumstances look suspicious, as no one belonging to the place had been in it since Saturday night. A man named Edward Greig had his arm nearly cut off by a circular saw at Clayton's saw-mill.

Timaru Herald, 26 March 1879, Page 2
Fire. Two large stacks of corn, belonging to Mr Wilson, of Fairlie creek, were burned down on the 19th inst. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is conjectured that it was caused by lightning. The corn was not insured, and consequently Mr Wilson is a considerable loser.

Timaru Herald, 23 April 1879, Page 7
On Wednesday April 11, Mr T. Hardcastle, sen., of Pleasant Valley, met with an accident under rather peculiar circumstances. He and four other persons were driving home a small mob of cattle, when one of the mob, a wild three-year-old steer, broke away, and planted himself m some very thick flax. This being too high and thick to ride amongst, Mr Hardcaste and Mr G. Meredith dismounted and went in on foot to hunt the beast out. They trusted to the dogs finding it first, but in this they very mistaken, and Mr Hardcastle, who was ahead, suddenly came upon it, snugly hidden in a small, clear space, closely surrounded by very dense flax. The only opening into this space was the very narrow one by which Mr Hardcastle approached, and through this the bullock rushed as soon as he noticed his pursuer. The latter pressed back into the flax as far as he could on seeing the animal stab towards him, but he did not succeed m getting altogether out out of the way, so narrow was the path. The brute m rushing out caught him with one horn inside the thigh, inflicting a ragged wound from four to five inches long and an inch or so deep. A few yards further on, the bullock met Mr Meredith, and charged him, striking him fairly m the breast and knocking him down with considerable violence but without much hurting him, Mr Hardcastle was immediately taken home and had his wound dressed. With ordinary care its consequences will not prove very serious. This is the second accident that he has suffered lately. A short time ago he was heavily thrown from his horse, and he had barely recovered from the effects of this when the next befel him. After the accident on Wednesday the bullock was twice got up to the yards, but broke away each time. It was in a very bad humor indeed, and charged the horsemen right and left One of the smartest of the horses got seriously gored in the shoulder, and others had very narrow escapes. Next day it was successfully yarded, nine or ten horsemen joining in the fun.

North Otago Times, 6 May 1879, Page 2
A young lad named Wood died suddenly on Sunday night in Timaru. At first it was rumoured that his death had been caused by violence, but a medical examination proved that it arose from natural causes. A young man named Bloxham fell into a deep hole near Pleasant Point yesterday, and when recovered was unconscious. Ho is now progressing favorably.

Evening Post, 15 May 1879, Page 2
Timaru. 14th May. A very nasty accident occurred to-day to a man named Inglefield on board the Edwin Fox. Inglefield was working at the winch, which being out of gear struck, the unfortunate man on the head, inflating a gash 3in in length and exposing the skull. He was brought ashore and speedily recovered under medical treatment, and left for the vessel again about noon.
A man named Campbell, riding home from Waitohi Flat to-day, had his horse thrown by a calf running across the road. In the fall Campbell sustained a compound fracture of the arm and his collar bone is broken.
A child two years old, named Woodley, while being driven in a perambulator at Temuka, yesterday had its collar bone broken in collision with a passing vehicle.
A man named Edward Hart was found on the beach this morning in a very exhausted state, owing to loss of blood from a wound on his hip. He states that he had been drunk the previous night, and does not know how the accident occurred. He was in a weak state when discovered, and when taken to the hospital a consultation of all the doctors in the town was held. Drs. Hoger and and Lungrove took an inch and a half of bone out of the wound. He is getting on favorably.
A man named Michael Murphy was brought by train from Winchester to-day, suffering from a broken leg, caused by the wheel of a dray passing over it. The injured limb was set by Dr. Hoger, the hospital surgeon, and the patient is getting on well.
Charles Payne, hurt ins boat accident last evening, is not expected to live the night out. He has only been married three months.

Evening Post, 22 May 1879, Page 2 Timaru.
21st May. At a meeting of the creditors of Mr. John King, auctioneer, held to-day, the liabilities were stated to be 15,915 pounds 10s 9d secured, and 11,323 pounds unsecured; assets 26,951 pounds. Among the assets are 2500 acres of land, valued at 7000 pounds, and 1400 pounds book debts.    
    William Rogers was brought up to-day on a charge of obtaining goods on false pretences. It appears that he went to storekeepers and represented that a large number of boarders were staying at his house, on the strength of which he obtained goods to the value of 66 pounds. A few days after he sold out and absconded. He was remanded till Friday.

Timaru Herald, 27 May 1879, Page 3
PURSUANT to the said Act and to the rules of the Supreme Court made there- under notice hereby given that on the fourth day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine. THOMAS WEBSTER FYFE of Timaru in the Provincial District of Canterbury in the Colony of New Zealand farmer JANE FYFE wife of the said Thomas Webster Fyfe and JAMES GRANGER Accountant and JAMES SHEPHERD lately a Storekeeper but now out of business both of Timaru aforesaid and the said Thomas Webster Fyfe guardian on behalf of his infant children Agnes Craig Macfarlane, Margaret, Jane, Isabella, Thomas, Jessie, Eviline and William presented their petition to this honorable Court praying that for the purposes in the said petition mentioned an order may be made vesting in the said Thomas Webster Frye (as the person entitled to the issues and profits thereof during the term of his natural life) and James Granger and James Shepherd William White, ... W.P. Cowlishaw, Solicitor for the said petitioners, Timaru.

Evening Post, 4 June 1879, Page 2
A sticking-up case took place last night. A young man named Symonds inveigled a contractor named George Berry, who was under the influence of liquor, into a by-street, when he struck him in the stomach, snatched away his watch, and ran away. Half an hour he was arrested by Sergeant Haldane, when the watch was found in his possession.
    Richard Longfield Cornelius, an old Crimean veteran, died to-day, alter a lingering illness.

North Otago Times, 5 June 1879
William John Simmonds was committed to the Supreme Court for robbery with violence from a man named George Berry.

North Otago Times, 18 June 1879, Page 2
Timaru. June 17. In the Supreme Court to-day, Mrs Ross obtained a judicial separation from her husband. Captain Ross (late of Fairlie Creek), on the ground of cruelty. At the adjourned meeting of the Licensing Court, to-day, the Bench agreed to renew O'Brien's license for the Albion Hotel, on the distinct understanding that improvements should be immediately mode.

North Otago Times, 24 June 1879, Page 2
Timaru. June 23. As showing the force of the sea on Saturday morning, a large kauri log weighing several tons was washed clean over the high shingle beach into the Washdyke lagoon, where it is now floating. None of the vessels which put to sea hare returned.
    The barquentine George Noble, which rode out the whole of the gale with only one anchor, had part of her bulwarks smashed in. The sea is now beautifully calm, but the weather still looks threatening.    
    The brigantine Adair, which arrived from Newcastle to-day, experienced terrific gales and seas on her passage, and had her decks swept time after time.
    A woman named Mrs Sheen, while driving across the Opihi river on Saturday, missed the track, and the trap was capsized over a steep bank. Her ankle was broken, and she received other sevens injuries. The horse was killed by the shaft penetrating its stomach.

Timaru Herald, 12 July 1879, Page 2
The following gentlemen are gazetted as constituting the Temuka Park Board :
Thomas Ottery Rayner, M.D.
Robert Wood
William Coleman
Alexander Wilson
John Paterson

Evening Post, 28 July 1879, Page 2
The barque Clan Campbell sails for Liverpool this afternoon with a full cargo of wheat. The brigantine James A. Stewart and Oceola are loading produce for Auckland, and will probably sail about the middle of the week.
John McIntosh, a farmer, has succeeded in getting trout to hatch out in a small pond, the ova being very healthy.
Mr. Fildes, who, for the last five years, has been manager of the Bank of New Zealand at Temuka, is to be transferred to Tokomairiro. He will be presented with a testimonial before leaving.

Otago Witness, 6 September 1879, Page 14
Timaru. (from our own correspondent.) Timaru, August 27th. In directing the attention of your readers for the first time to this important district, it may not be considered out of place to present a short sketch of the leading features of our rising town. Coming to Timaru by sea, and arriving on a bright sunshiny morning, the stranger is at once struck with, the cheerful and beautiful landscape spread out before him. The town is built close on the sea � the railway-station, which is about to be replaced by a more respectable structure, and many of the leading mercantile houses being close to the beach. The most of your readers are already doubtless aware of the slow and cumbersome system at present in use for loading and discharging vessels. I shall have reason no remember the surf-boats of Timaru when they are all "in the deep bosom of the ocean buried." Picture to yourself launching in one of those huge tubs with a heavy sea running, and a boat load of male and female passengers, the most of whom were representatives of some minstrel company, and all more or less suffering from Mark Twain's "O my !" There musical instruments were allowed to discourse whatever eloquent music they fancied, as banjos, concertinas, and bass-fiddles were shot by the eccentric action of our ark against the first obstacle that appeared in their way, which sometimes happened to be the recumbent figure of a disabled minstrel.
    Work at the Government Landing Service is being very much retarded just now, through the deposits of soil that are being made silting up and lessening the depth of water in the cat way. Messrs Royse, Stead, and Co.'s lease of this service has recently expired, and the Harbour Board have taken it over. Many of our townspeople have great faith in the ultimate success of the breakwater that is now being constructed, the question resolving itself in their minds into a question of pounds, shillings, and pence. The shingle has presented a considerable difficulty hitherto, but I am strongly of opinion that this obstacle will yet be overcome, and that four or five years hence our wharf will be lined with traders from the most distant shores. But independent of the breakwater, Timaru will be, in the course of a few years, a large and important place. All the conditions that constitute the basis for a large population are now in existence, with the exception of a good water supply and labour, both of which defects are rapidly being remedied. The site is one of the best that a town could be built upon, the country being of an undulating nature for miles inland ; the back country, which must have its market in Timaru, is unsurpassed for its pastoral and agricultural richness in all New Zealand, and to cap these attractions, the climate is genial and bracing, being a happy medium between the cold and damp of Dunedin and the sultriness of Christchurch climates. There are some very fine buildings in Timaru, and the most of them have been built within the last few years. The most conspicuous amongst the many are Miles, Archer, and Co.'s and Maclean and Stewart's buildings in Strathallan street ; Jonas, Hart, and Wildie's in the Main South road, the Presbyterian Church and Timaru school, and a number of first-class hotels. In this letter I shall only refer to the Timaru School. The most attractive feature is the playground. It is the best which I have seen south of Christchurch. The school and chief master's house are built of bluestone, and although very cold in the winter time, they are delightfully cool in the summer months. The girls and boys' departments are distinct, each occupying an equal portion of the building. For the quarter ending June, there was a working average attendance of 786, of whom 414 were boys and 372 girls. The number on the roll at the beginning of the quarter was 1062, and at the end 1093. The staff comprises 17 female and five male teachers.  The children struck me as being remarkably healthy and robust.
There are two forces at work just now in our midst, which are creating considerable interest and excitement the one is the commercial or financial state of affairs, and the other the political. Your merchants have had only too good reason to know lately of the state of trade here. Every class of the community is suffering more or less, and men whose estates could realise 30s in the pound if things were in a healthy condition, are forced through severe pressure to succumb, bowing with as good a grace as possible to what appears to turn the inevitable. I am of opinion that the worst of this trouble is over, and that as soon, as the new loan is floated, with the prospect of a good harvest, capital that has been locked up awaiting better times will flow more freely into its natural channels of circulation. The political pulse of Timaru is getting slightly feverish. Our late representative, Mr Turnbull, has addressed the electors, and was well received. Mr Woolcombe, who is the only other candidate, has delivered several addresses in various districts. He made his debut in the Mechanics' Institute here, before a very large audience. The old gentleman was greeted in a very demonstrative manner, but he took the matter very quietly, being as calm and philosophical looking, under a volley of hisses, groans, and cat-calls, and sundry other barbarous inventions, as Nelson was on the deck of the Victory, exposed to the storm of French bullets. The audience were inclined for a lark, and they had it to their hearts' content. The interjectory remarks made by the audience created great fun, some of the hits being the smartest and wittiest that I ever heard at a public meeting.
    The finishing stroke was given to the burlesque when a parcel was handed up to our worthy Mayor, who was chairman, and on being hurriedly and anxiously opened by him while a breathless silence prevailed, what should be disclosed to the enraptured gaze of the audience but a German sausage! Exit Mayor, followed by Mr Woolcombe fumbling for his pipe. Larrikin element hilarious, and cat-callers triumphant. The contest in the country districts is expected to be a close one, but iv town Mr Turnbull is expected to carry the day by a large majority. The canvassing on both sides is being actively conducted.  

North Otago Times, 16 October 1879, Page 2
Timaru. October 15. Mr Robert Stansell, of Timaru, is the now proprietor of the South Canterbury Times.

Otago Witness, 25 October 1879, Page 9
Timaru, October 20th. P. D. Manning, a publican at Pleasant Point; was brought up to-day at the R.M. Court, charged with aiding one Edward James to forge, the name of another Edward James, owner of 100 acres of land situated in the Timaru district. The case, on the application of the defendant, was remanded till Monday, bail being allowed. Edward Jeffreys was committed for trial today for attempting to upset a train at Normanby.

Evening Post, 6 December 1879, Page 2
John Gibson, a farmer, kicked John King in a public street. King went insolvent, owing Gibson �500 for oats he had got to sell on commission, and for which he (King) had received 200 pounds in cash. The Magistrate, under the circumstances, fined the defendant in the mitigated penalty of 20s.

Timaru Herald, 10 December 1879, Page 2
Mr Thomas Hawke, a farmer near Temuka, was rather badly gored by a bull on Sunday last, receiving an ugly wound in the thigh. Fortunately his dog drove the savage brute off, or it is probable that Mr Hawke would have been still more seriously injured, if not killed outright.

Timaru Herald, 10 December 1879, Page 2
Port of Registry. We understand that at the next meeting of the Chamber of Commerce a resolution will be brought forward requesting the Government to declare Timaru a Port of Registry. The result will be that all locally owned vessels will be registered as belonging to Timaru instead of Lyttelton, or elsewhere, as is at present the case, and the proper port will derive credit for the fleet.  

Otago Witness Saturday January 10th 1880 page 12 column 4
Timaru, January 2nd. An advertisement appeared in the Timaru Herald this morning, inviting all persons willing to take part in a Protestant procession to assemble at the Town Hall at noon to-day. It turned out the advertisement was put in by a number of Orange sympathisers, and contrary to a resolution of the Orange Lodge. As soon as the advertisement was seen, the Mayor and Master of the Orange Lodge circulated notices calling on all peaceful citizens to refrain from taking part in the procession. Despite this request, many hundreds of Orange sympathisers assembled at the Town Hall at noon. Business was almost entirely suspended, owning to a majority of employees demanding they should be allowed to take part in the procession. As it turned out, the advertised procession proved a failure, the Orangemen declaring their intention not to walk at present. 

North Otago Times, 1 April 1880, Page 2
Timaru. March 31. Daniel Hegarty, from Southland, last night successfully completed the task of walking 112 miles in 24 hours, with seven minutes to spare. It was, however, freely stated that every supposed mile was 26 yards short.

Timaru Herald 29 April 1880, Page 2
Temuka -Wednesday, April 28. before F. Guinness, Esq., R.M.
DISORDERLY. E. Darrack was charged with baring on the 26th instant behaved in a manner in the public street calculated to provoke a breach o� the peace. Sergeant Carlyon stated that the accused came into the street, and took off his coat for the purpose of fighting. The accused, in defence, paid that seeing an old man being interfered with, he had taken his part, and on doing he was asked to fight. Fined 5s and cost.
AFFILIATION. Mary Washington charged Nelson Eden with being the father of her child, and asked for an order to be made for its support. Mr Austin appeared far the complainant, and Mr White for the defendant. Mr White asked for an adjournment before the evidence was gone into as he had only just been retained. Mr Austin objected to this, and Mr White said in that case he would have to ask His Worship to dismiss the case, as the complainant had not been sworn to by the complainant. The case was dismissed on that ground.

New Zealand Herald, 19 May 1880, Page 5
Timaru, Monday. William Henry, a Waimate man, of huge size and savage appearance, was fined 2 pounds by the Bench, to-day for creating a disturbance in the South Canterbury Club by alarming the members by smashing a globe and attempting to pitch the waiter down a staircase.

North Otago Times, 21 May 1880, Page 2
Pleasant Point. Edward Hudson was landlord of the hotel in question in 1869.

The Brisbane Courier Thursday 17 June 1880, page 2.
London, June 15. It is announced that a loan is about to be placed on the market for the construction of waterworks at Timaru, N.Z. The amount required is 60,000 pounds, which will bear interest at 7 per cent.

Timaru Herald, 14 June 1880, Page 2 SUPREME COURT.
Timaru. Saturday, June 12. (Before His Honor Mr Justice Johnston.) The Court resumed at 10 a.m. ARSON. Charles H. Clarke, Annie Clarke (his wife), George Hayes, and Robert Thompson were charged with that they did, on the 25th January, feloniously, etc., set fire to a certain house in Waimate, the property of Joseph Maberley, with intent to defraud the Colonial Insurance Company, and with intent to injure Joseph Maberley. Mr Hamersley appeared for Hayes, and with Mr O'Meagher for Clarke and Mrs Clarke. Thompson was undefended. Mr O'Meagher, before the prisoners pleaded, asked that his clients might be tried separately from Hayes and Thompson. His Honor, after consideration, said he could not grant the application. The accused pleaded not guilty. The following jury were empanelled ;  Edward Cochrane, John Brown, Henry Goodeve, John Darby, George Cant, George Osborne, John Dick, William Campbell, Henry Matthews, Nathaniel Money, Peter McShane, and Joseph Brooks. Mr P. McShane was elected foreman. The following evidence was taken : Richmond Beetham : I am Resident Magistrate and Coroner for the Waimate district. I held an inquiry at Waimate on September 5th, 1878," into a fire which occurred on premises occupied by Clarke, He stated at the inquiry that there was 300 pounds insurance on the stock.
Charles Henderson Clarke : I have resided in Waimate for nearly two years. I have lived in the same house. About a year ago my house caught fire at night. ...
Joseph Maberley, senior, stated that he was the owner of the buildings burned down in Waimate on the 25th January, occupied by Clarke. Witness lived next door to Clarke, the two houses being separated by a right-of way.
Joseph Maberley, junior, son of a previous witness of the same name.
Mary Anne Maberley, daughter of the first witness of that name.
Eliza Maberley, wife of Joseph Maberley, senior.
George Hayes: I am a farmer, residing at the gorge.
Annie Clarke (wife of Charles H. Clarke) I have been living in a cottage near the shop that was burnt.
William Gilbert, Sergeant of Police, stationed at Waimate.
Wm. Reeves, who served Clarke as an apprentice from July, 1878, to October, 1879.
James Sinclair, captain of the Waimate Fire Brigade.
Elizabeth Cordner, aged eleven, stated that she lived with her parents generally, but on the night of the fire she went home with Mrs Clarke, and stayed with her all night.
Charles Strachan, saddler.
W.B. Hawkins, solicitor, Waimate, was formerly local agent for the Norwich Union Insurance Company.
Michael and B. Tregoning
Robert McEwen, manager of the BNZ, Waimate...
The jury retired at ten minutes past nine, and after an absence of fifty minutes returned a verdict of not guilty m respect of all the prisoners, but expressing the opinion that there were very grave suspicions against the prisoners Clarke and Thompson.

Otago Witness, 19 June 1880, Page 10
Timaru. June 10th. At the R.M. Court to-day P. Egan, T. Osborne, Neil M'Neil, J. Hennessy, P. Rooney, John McCartby, Alex. Godsell, Hugh Boyd, and John Coffey were charged "that while servants in the employ of the National Mortgage and Agency Company they did, on June 7th, at Three Springs Station, conspire together to seize and take out of the possession of the said Company 15 horses, valued at L700, of which the Company were mortgagees and lawfully in possession, with intent to extort from the Company divers sums of money lawfully due by the Company to the defendants, but alleged to be due to them for wages by one Walter Allan." The charges were dismissed. The accused, who are a very decent lot of men, were kept in gaol all night, bail being refused. They thought they had a right to take the horses for payment of wages.

To day true bills were found against Wm. Bradshaw for larceny. Wm. Charles Kidney for larceny from a dwelling, James Miller for horse-stealing and larceny, William Reilly and Robert Robinson for robbery with violence and stealing from the person, Edward Kelly, for stealing from the person, Denis Barrett for forgery and uttering and false pretences, James Kelly for larceny from the person. No bills were returned against Wm. Reilly for stealing from the person, and Thomas Dober for shooting with intent. William Bradshaw for stealing a theodolite, and on a previous conviction, was sentenced to four years' penal servitude. William Charles Kidney, for larceny from a dwelling, was found guilty of receiving, and received four years' imprisonment. James Miller pleaded guilty to horse-stealing, and received nine months' imprisonment. Another charge of larceny against him was withdrawn. Edward Kelly, for larceny from the person, received eight months' imprisonment. Wm, Reilly and Robert Robinson, for stealing from the person, each received four years'. The same prisoners were also charged with having violently assaulted and robbed one James Pearce. The Jury found the prisoner Reilly not guilty, and Robert Robinson guilty of larceny from the person, for which he received a sentence of three years' imprisonment, to take effect on the expiration of the previous sentences. Denis Barrett pleaded guilty to forging and uttering, and also to a charge of obtaining money by means of false pretences, for which he received 12 months and six months' imprisonment respectively.

June 11th. The Supreme Court sittings were resumed today. True bills were found in all of the remaining cases but that against James Anderson for horse-stealing. James Kelly, for larceny, received four years' imprisonment ; John Griffin, barman, for larceny from the till, was recommended to mercy on account of his youth, and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment ; William Quinn and Charles Pontiff, alias Hawkins, alias "Deaf Charlie," John Keen, Michael Lynch, and Joseph Sims were found guilty of forcible entry on the land of John Coll, at Makikihi. The Judge reserved his decision on a point of law, the prisoners being ordered to come up next session, if called upon, for sentence. Stewart Doig and John Scott were found not guilty of horse-stealing, and discharged. The Court will resume tomorrow.

Timaru Herald, 25 June 1880, Page 4
NOTICE is hereby given that ESTHER WILHELMINA TAPP, of Timaru, Spinster, claiming as Devisee under the will of Esther Tapp, Wife of George William Tapp, of Timaru, Carpenter, has applied to be registered as Proprietress of half an acre of land, part of Rural Section No. 707, Timaru District ; also of half an acre of land, part of Rural Section No. 3274, Timaru District; as comprised in certificates of title, Vol. xxi., folio 114, and Vol. xxxvi., folio 78 : and that she will be so registered, unless caveat for- bidding the same be lodged on or before the 17th day of July, 1880. Dated this 10th day of June, 1880, at the Lands Registry Office, Christchurch. R. W. DOYLY, District Land Registrar.

Evening Post, 10 August 1880, Page 3
John Blair, on remand, was charged with embezzling 5 pounds 15s, while in the employ of the New Zealand Government at Timaru, on the 3rd of July. He was remanded to Timaru.

Otago Witness, 18 September 1880, Page 15
Timaru, September 15th. John Leishman has been remanded to Christchurch on a charge of garotting a man in June last and robbing him of a watch. The watch had been sold in Timaru, and Leishman was traced to Green Island, where he was arrested.

North Otago Times, 1 October 1880, Page 2
Timaru. September 30. 43 births, 10 deaths, and 8 marriages were registered at Timaru this month.
Jonas, Hart and Wildie, an old established firm of auctioneer, dissolved partnership to-day. Mr Jonas, the senior partner, bought out the business for L7000, and will carry it on.

Marlborough Express, 13 October 1880, Page 2
Timaru, October 13. A contractor named John Hall, while blasting at a stone quarry a few miles from Timaru on Monday evening, had one hand nearly blown off. A farmer, named Thomas Jeffcoate, had several fingers of his hand cut off yesterday by a circular saw.

New Zealand Tablet, 22 October 1880, Page 13
William BULLMAN, last seen at Napier 3 years ago. His friend John SHERLOCK wishes to correspond with him at Muller's Boarding House, Theodocia Street, Timaru.

North Otago Times, 9 December 1880, Page 2
Timaru. December 8. A child named Powell, aged 4 years, received injuries at Pleasant Point yesterday by its clothes catching fire. It is not expected to recover. A young man named Cox jumped from a bridge on to the river bed at Kakahu yesterday to get his riding whip. He landed on his back, and was so much injured that fatal consequences are anticipated.

Timaru Herald, 9 December 1880, Page 2
Accident at Temuka.  A young man named H. P. Cox, employed at Mr Ford's Arowhenua Station, whilst riding over the Temuka bridge, yesterday afternoon, had his hat blown off, and getting off his horse jumped from the bridge to the river bed, a distance of fifteen feet, to get it. Returning to the bridge, he found that he had left his whip behind him, and again jumped from the bridge, this time falling on his back and receiving serious injuries. Assistance arriving he was removed to the Crown Hotel, when Dr Cumming was soon in attendance. It is not thought fatal results will ensue, although Cox is greatly shaken.

Evening Post, 5 January 1881, Page 2
William Sherwood Raine, land, stock, and station agent, has filed a declaration of insolvency.

Otago Witness, 4 February 1882, Page 14
As an indication of evident inquiry for property in South Canterbury, we (Timaru Herald) may say we are led to understand that the Sherwood Downs Estate, the property of Messrs Cooke and Raine, consisting of 10,000 acres of freehold, 40,000 of leasehold, With 24,500 sheep, has changed hands, a sale of same having been effected by Messrs Woollcombe and Clulee, through Messrs Moody and Ziesler, who acted as agents for the purchasers, to the new proprietors, the Colonial Real Property Company. The price paid was pounds 50,000.

Wanganui Herald, 11 January 1881, Page 2
Timaru. Jan 10. A man named William Gosling, a farmer at Mount Horrible, had a large hay stack burned last night. Supposed incendiarism. The police are making enquiries.

North Otago Times, 18 January 1881, Page 2
Duncan Cruickshank, charged with stealing a dray valued at 15 pounds, the property of Allan Chisholm, Waimate, was remanded to Waimate, John Madden, on remand, pleaded guilty to having stolen 2 pounds from the person of John Hutchison at Duntroon. Accused had been three times previously convicted on charges of vagrancy, breach of the peace, and damaging property, and six times acquitted on various charges. He was sentenced to four months imprisonment with hard labor.

Timaru Herald, 12 March 1881, Page 2
The barque Elizabeth sailed last evening for Capetown. She took from here a quantity of oats and cheese and two passengers, in addition to wheat and butter shipped at Lyttelton.
Sailed March 11 Elizabeth, barque, 349 tons, Lovett, for Capetown. Passengers Messrs G. Alexander and J. Doyle.
Exports: In the Elizabeth, Master, agent : 4214 (17,150 bushels) oats, 66 cases cheese. Shipper C. W. Turner.

Timaru Herald, 6 April 1881, Page 3 WAIMATE BOROUGH COUNCIL
The Town Clerk, Mr Gibbon, having lately handed in his resignation of the Clerkship, applications for the office of Borough Clerk were considered, viz. : From Mr R. Glass, J. Bee (Oamaru), L. H. Brooke (Timaru), W. M. Southan, D. Grant, J. M. Gilchrist, T. S. Hardy, A. Parker, R. Leigh, A. Toyne, H. W. Dunn, and F. A. Wrigg. Mr Parker was appointed Clerk to the Borough Council, on his providing the requisite bond, to enter upon his duties on the 23rd inst.

West Coast Times, 14 April 1881, Page 2
Timaru, April 12. Over 131,000 sacks of grain have been received at the railway station in this district, this season. To this may be added fully 60,000 sacks, delivered at Timaru by drays.
    April 13. Two large stacks of oats, the property of Richard Hornbrook, residing at Orari, were burnt down last night, under very suspicious circumstances. The police are making enquiries. These fires are becoming very common in the district.

Grey River Argus, 19 April 1881, Page 2
Dunedin, April 18. A boy named Killen fell from the Waverley jetty this afternoon, and was gallantly rescued from drowning by John Togan, a bank clerk of Timaru, who jumped in after him.

Grey River Argus, 4 May 1881, Page 2
Timaru, May 2. A man named Quirk tried to commit suicide, in the Domain, to-day by; hanging himself. This failing, he stabbed himself in the abdomen, and now he is in a precarious state.

Waikato Times, 14 May 1881, Page 3
Attempted Suicide. Timaru, Last Night.
At the Magistrates' Court to-day, Michael Quirk was, charged with attempted suicide in the Park by stabbing himself. The man was only discharged from the Hospital this morning, and immediately arrested by Detective Kirby. He was committed for trial, but liberated on his own recognisance of 50 pounds.

Grey River Argus, 13 June 1881, Page 2
Timaru CRIMINAL SESSIONS. Timaru, June 10.
At the Supreme Court to-day, the Grand Jury found true bills against Ben. Bradford and John Quinn, for forgery and uttering; Martin Thyme, for perjury; James Mack, for horse stealing ; George Robson, William Gardiner and Edward Ford, for larceny ; John Scott, John Johnston, James Cumskey, Pat. Egan, and Hugh Boyd, for arson ; James McManus, stealing from a dwelling. No bills were returned in the cases of Michael Quirk, who attempted suicide ; Joseph James Farrell, for embezzlement. John Quinn was sentenced to three years ; George Robson, to nine months ; Ben. Bradford, three months ; Edward Ford, six months; James Mack, five years ; William Gardiner, six months. Martin Thyme was fined L50, and bound over for two years to be of good behaviour, himself in L100, and two sureties of L50 each.

Wanganui Herald, 13 July 1881, Page 2
July 12. By a fire at Elloughton Grange, three miles from Timaru, last night, Mr J. W. Hall lost three valuable horses and a quantity of other property in his stables. The estimated loss is 370 pounds, there being no insurance.

Evening Post, 4 August 1881, Page 2
Sixty hares from Mr. Studholme's run, Waimate, were shipped to Wellington yesterday by the Taiaroa.
The Star states that Mr. A. J. Burns intends to start the manufacture of printing paper at Timaru, and is going Home to procure the necessary machinery.
An inquest was held yesterday, at Geraldine, on the body of a man named Heally, who shot himself through the heart while getting his gun through a fence. A verdict of ''Accidental death" was returned.

[Heatley Abraham Henry 49Y died 30 July 1881]

Evening Post, 16 August 1881, Page 2
Timaru, 15th August. The enquiry into the late fire at Moses' Cash Palace, Timaru, last week, occupied all to-day. A verdict of arson was returned against Abraham and Lewis Moses.

Timaru Herald, 11 November 1881, Page 3 COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS.
WAIMATE. The nomination of candidates for the Waimate County Council closed on Wednesday, the 9tb inst. At twelve o'clock noon the Returning Officer, Mr G. Tennant, made known the names of nominees for the respective ridings of the County, as follows:- 
Mr George Lawrie
Mr William Moody
Mr Andrew Turnbull.
Two members to be elected.

Mr John Campbell
Mr Thomas Teschemaker.

Mr Wm. Johnstone Hardie

Mr Edwin John Atwill
Mr A. Hayes
Mr J. Manchester.
Two members to be elected.

Mr M. Studholme
Mr N. O'Brien
Mr John Douglas.
Two members to be elected.

Mr John McGregor.
Mr Hardie was declared duly elected for the Makikihi riding, and Mr McGregor for Hakateramea. A poll will be held on Wednesday, the 16th inst, at the New Zealand Company's station, Pareora, for the Pareoa riding ; at the Otaio schoolhouse for Otaio ; at the Council Chambers, Waimate, for Deep Creek ; and at the Shepherd's house, Lower Waiho, for the Waiho riding.

Grey River Argus, 16 December 1881, Page 2
Timaru, December 14. The half-yearly sessions of the Supreme Court were opened yesterday before Judge Johnston. The Grand Jury found true bills in every case but that against John Tait, for arson ; John Robins pleaded guilty to forgery and uttering, and was sentenced to one month ; Andrew Taylor, stealing from the person, received two years ; John Powell, larceny from dwelling, six years ; Henry Whitcombe, larceny from the Ship Hotel, one year.

North Otago Times, 16 December 1881, Page 2
Timaru. December 15.
At the Supreme Court to-day, William Brown was sentenced to fifteen years for sodomy, and John King, for obtaining money under false pretences, to one year.
The weather is very hot and oppressive and rain is badly wanted for the crops and pasture.
Mr Moss Jonas hold a large sale of wool to-day. All but a few small lots were disposed of Merino averaged 9d per lb ; cross bred, 8d per lb.

Evening Post, 10 January 1882, Page 2
Alleged Larceny. William Henry Tubb was charged with having stolen, on the 7th instant the sum of 100 pounds, the property of Messrs. Tubb and Fergus, at Timaru. Detective Browne applied for a remand, as the warrant had not arrived, and prisoner was remanded till Wednesday next.

Auckland Star, 18 January 1882, Page 3
Timaru, this day. A charge against W. H. Tubb, of alleged larceny of 100 pounds partnership monies, was heard this morning and dismissed. The accused had received 111 pounds and went to Wellington without telling his partner he was going, but took only 30 pounds with him, leaving 70 pounds with his wife; The partner suspected criminal intentions and laid an information.

Timaru Herald, 2 March 1883, Page 2
An accident occurred at Deep Creek on Wednesday last to Mrs Meyer, Mr Herman Meyer's mother, who was thrown from a dray in consequence of the horse bolting, the wheel of the dray passing over her. Dr Stacpool was brought at once and attended the sufferer. It was found that she was not seriously injured, and she is now progressing favorably.

Timaru Herald, 16 March 1882, Page 3 RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Timaru. Wednesday, March 15th. (Before T. W. Hall and Fulbert Archer, Esqs., J.P.'s.)
STEALING FROM THE PEBBON. Edward Ford was charged with the larceny of the sum of 3 pounds 10s from the person of James Molloy. On the application of Inspector Pendor the accused was remanded for a week. Bail was allowed the accused in 100 pounds and two sureties of 100 pounds each.
John Tehu was charged with, neglecting to register the birth of a child. The accused pleaded guilty. The Registrar (Mr Cooper) said he thought the case would be met by the imposition of a fine of 5s, and the costs of the Court. His only object was to warn persons that they must register children within the time prescribed by law. The Bench inflicted a fine of 5s.
BREACH 0F THE DOG REGISTRATION ACT. Jarratt Fitzsimmons was charged with neglecting to register a dog and was fined 1 pound.
ILLEGALLY ON THE PREMISES. James Black was charged with bring unlawfully on the premises of Mrs Beckensell North street, on the night of Sunday, March 12th. The accused acknowledged being on the premises, but said he was invited to go then by Miss Berkensell. The following evidence was taken : Sergeant Cullen : I am Sergeant of police stationed at Timaru. About 8.15 o'clock on the evening of the 12th inst., a girl named Fanny Beckensall came to the Police Station and asked me to go with her to her house in North street. I did so. On arrival I found the accused in the passage of the house. The door was shut. ... I saw another man named Waugh com out of the house. I have made inquiries, but can find nothing against the character of the inmates of the home.
Fanny Beckensell : I am the daughter of Mrs Beckensell, who is a widow. We live in North street. On the night of the 12th my mother was away. Louisa Barker was in the house with me. About 7.15 o'clock heard a knock on the front door. I opened it and saw accused there. He asked me to lot him in, and put his foot inside. I refused to do, and jammed the door too. I and Louisa Barker ran out of the back door and across to Mr Green's, our next door neighbor. We went towards the Police Station, but as we saw accused and another man going round the Queen's Hotel corner we returned home. About half an hour afterwards accused and Waugh again came to the house. The accused offered to give me 1 pound if I would let him in. I told him to go away. He refused to do so. I then asked him to go round to the back door, which he and Waugh did. Louisa Barker and I then ran out of the front door and down to the police station, where I complained to Sergeant Cullen of what had occurred. He returned with us to the house. We found Black in the house. The Sergeant called him out, and as he did so Black called out to Waugh. I had never seen Black before to my knowledge. I had seen Waugh, but never spoken to him. Louisa Barker corroborated the evidence of the last witness, and stated she was a stranger in Timaru and did not know accused. ...

Timaru Herald, 22 March 1882, Page 1
To let A good Seven-roomed HOUSE, with Outbuildings and One Acre of Land, known as Munorcroft, lately in the occupation of Mr G. L. Meason, Surveyor. Further particulars on application to W. O'BRYAN, to Elizabeth street.

Timaru Herald, 29 March 1882, Page 2
A man named Thomas Hallam, a bricklayer, living in Princes street, was badly gored by a bull yesterday afternoon. He was one of the attendants at the clearing sale of Mr Dormer's dairy stock, at Saltwater Creek. After the sale the stock were turned out into a paddock, and Hallam believing his horse had got adrift wont after one he saw m the same paddock, and going near the bull, a full-grown Ayrshire which took a first prize at the last Show, the animal attacked him, and before anyone could arrive to his rescue, inflicted a number of very serious wounds. The bull tossed him several times, and gored him badly m the right thigh and groin, and also in the back and aide, and inflicted serious bruises about the head and face. As soon as the accident was observed several persons started on horseback to the rescue, Mr Frank Raddon and Mr Blackmore, junr., being the first to arrive. The injured man was conveyed ; to the Hospital without delay, and his injuries attended to. It is the opinion of those who saw the injured man on the ground that his recovery is very doubtful. The bull was in the yards all day with the other stock, and did not appear inclined to misbehave himself, but it is rumored that he was known to have not the best of tempers.

Marlborough Express, 4 April 1882, Page 2
The bull was shot yesterday by its owner.

Timaru Herald, 11 April 1882, Page 2
On enquiry, we learn that Thomas Hallam, a bricklayer who was so severely gored by a bull about ten days ago, is progressing favorably. His injuries were very serious, but under careful treatment it is hoped he will not, in the end, be much the worse for them.

Tuapeka Times, 1 April 1882, Page 2
A serious case of goring by a bull occurred at Timaru on Tuesday. A man named Hallam went after a horse into a paddock in which was an Ayrshire bull. The animal attacked him, and before anyone could arrive to his rescue, inflicted a number of very serious wounds. The bull tossed him several times, and gored him badly in the right thigh and groin, and also in the back and side, and inflicted serious bruises about the head and face. As soon as the accident was observed, several persons started on horseback to the rescue. It is doubtful whether Hallam, who was taken to the hospital, will recover. The bull has since been shot.

Otago Witness, 6 May 1882, Page 22
The Timaru Herald reports a distressing accident to the third son of Captain Mills, harbourmaster, on Saturday afternoon, it appears that a man, whose name has not transpired, was taking a horse and buggy out of the lighthouse section. On getting it outside he stopped it, and returned to shut the gates. In the meantime Captain Mills' son, a fine sturdy little fellow of about five and a-half years of age, who had been playing in the neighbourhood, attempted to get into the trap at the back. With this, intention he put his feet on the spokes of one of. the hind wheels, and they, were still resting there when, the 1 driver reentered the buggy without noticing him and began to drive on. The boy's legs slipped through the spokes and close down to the nave, and the wheel in turning jammed his thighs against the body of the buggy. His screams attracted attention, and he was extenuated. Both thighs were found to be broken, one in two places. Though his injuries are very severe and painful, however, there is every prospect of his pulling through, and of eventually being none the worse for them.

Evening Post, 26 May 1882, Page 2 ANOTHER RAILWAY ACCIDENT. Timaru, 25th May.
The evening train from Oamaru last evening ran into a trolly containing three men (railway employees) between Waiho Bridge and Junction. One of the men escaped unhurt, while the other two, named Harris and Hanley, respectively, were apparently much hurt. The train was stopped, and the men, who wore insensible, were put into a carriage and brought to Timaru, where they were taken to the hospital. Careful examination showed that they were suffering, one from a severe and the other from a less severe concussion of the brain. No bones were broken, and no particular local injuries were discoverable. To-day Hanley was still in an unconscious state, while Harris, who had recovered consciousness, complained of pains in his stomach.

North Otago Times, 20 June 1882, Page 2
Three stacks of wheat at Otipua, the property of Charles Delaman, were burnt, down yesterday morning. There is no clue to the cause of the fire. The stacks were insured for L300 in the Now Zealand office.
    A brewery at Geraldine belonging to Edmund Berry, was burnt last night. It was insured in the Victoria Fire and Marine office for Ll00.
    The ship City of Perth, stranded on May 14th, was successfully hauled off this afternoon by the tug Lyttelton. She will be taken to Port Chalmers to be docked.

North Otago Times, 27 June 1882, Page 2
Timaru. June 26. At the Resident Magistrate's court this morning eleven boys wore brought up in a batch charge with the larceny of a sheet of copper, metal taps, and other articles. Two Chinamen, named Jim Luck and Ah Ling, were charged with receiving the stolen property from the boys Accused were remanded till tomorrow.

West Coast Times, 29 June 1882, Page 2
Timaru, June 27. The first meeting of shareholders in the Timaru Colliery Steamship Company, was held to-day. The capital of the company is 10,000 pounds, in 200 shares of 50 pounds  each. All the shares have been taken up. The first steamer to be built, will be one o carry 500 tons coal, and will principally trade between Timaru and the West Coast, where colliery proprietors promised the company hearty support. The provisional directors consisting of John Jackson, William Evans, J. S. Gibson, Charles Bowker (Timaru), M. Kennedy (Brunner Coal Company), and Nathaniel Taplin (Christchurch), were appointed. Plans of the proposed steamer were approved of. The meeting then adjourned to an early date.

Timaru Herald, 29 June 1882, Page 2
Fire at Waihi Bush. On Tuesday evening the five-roomed house belonging to the Rev. L. L. Brown, at the upper end of the Waihi Bush, and known in the neighborhood as the Hermitage, was destroyed by fire. It was rented and occupied by Mr George Pye, and on that, day Mrs Pye left home to drive a cow to paddock at some distance, leaving her two children with a neighbor, leaving also a small fire burning in one of the fire, places in the house. Constable Willoughby, stationed at Geraldine, happened to be in the neighborhood that day, and seeing the smoke recognised it as that of a burning house, and went at once to the scene. He states that a sudden gust of wind blew from the south about half-past four, just before the fire was noticed, and believes that this blew a portion of the fire left burning, into the room. Mrs Pye had been away from home about half an hour at this time, and there is no doubt the fire was purely accidental. The house was estimated to be worth 150 pounds, and Mr Pye's effects, which were all lost, 60 pounds. We did not learn whether the house was insured.

Timaru Herald, 16 May 1882, Page 4
Wanted to purchase - Couple of HARES per week. Apply to W. R. Wilson, Oyster Saloon, opposite the Theatre.

Timaru Herald, 9 August 1882, Page 4
For Sale CHAFF. I authorise W. R. WILSON, Fishmonger, Timaru, to SELL CHAFF for me. Orders for large or small quantities left at his Shop will receive immediate attention. JOHN DERMONT, Chaffcutter, Makikihi.

Taranaki Herald, 14 August 1882, Page 2
Timaru, August 14. Early on Saturday morning a constable discovered the jeweller's shop of Thos. Lyle, Main South Road, on fire. With assistance he broke open the back door and extinguished the flames, but not before a great deal of damage was done. The stock was insured in the Standard for 400 pounds. The police are of opinion the fire was wilfully caused.

Otago Witness, 26 August 1882, Page 23 Fire at Timaru.
Timaru, August 20th. A fire broke out at 3 o'clock this morning in Coxhead, photographer's, shop, one of a block in George street. The fire was first notified by a loud explosion, the roof of the building and the windows being blown out. The flames spread rapidly to an empty shop on one side, and to Wood and Smith's drapery and R. Turnbull's grocery shops on the other The buildings being of wood, and very old, all but Turnbull's were destroyed, and his goods were seriously damaged by fire and water. This is the fourth time this block has been on fire within six or eight months, and every case under suspicious circumstances.

Otago Witness, 16 September 1882, Page 22
At the Timaru R.M. Court on Tuesday Mrs Bridget Leonora Ryan, who was arrested at Dunedin last week on her way to Melbourne, was charged with obtaining goods by false pretences. The case was dismissed, but she was immediately afterwards re-arrested on a charge of cattle-stealing. A warrant is out for her husband for a similar offence, but it is believed he has cleared out of the Colony.

North Otago Times, 20 September 1882, Page 2
Timaru. September 19. 100 pounds reward in each case is offered by the Insurance Association for a clue an to the perpetrators of the recent fires at Denis Hefferman's, Waitohi Flat, and at T. Lyell's, watchmaker, Timaru.

West Coast Times, 20 September 1882, Page 2
Timaru, September 19. One hundred pounds reward in each case is offered by the Insurance Association for a clue as to the perpetrator of the recent fires at Denis Heffernan's, Waitohi Flat, and T. Lyles, watchmaker, Timaru.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 20 September 1882, Page 3
Timaru, This Day. Another very destructive fire occurred in the Main South road about 3 o'clock yesterday morning. A number of shops, the property of Capt. Sutter, M.H.R., were destroyed. The estimated loss is about 4000 pounds over the insurances.
    Later. There is no clue as to the origin of the fire. McBeth, of the old Bank Hotel, suffered damage by heat and breakage to the extent of about 50 pounds. His stock was insured in the Union and in the London, Liverpool, and Globe.

Wanganui Herald, 29 September 1882, Page 2
Timaru. Sept 28. William Leish, the man who was injured at Winchester railway station yesterday, is progressing favourably. His thigh was dislocated and his legs bruised. A man, whose name is unknown, while lying on the railway line near Orari, was struck by the cowcatcher of the down train this evening, and thrown on one side. He received concussion of the brain, besides other serious injuries.

Taranaki Herald, 28 September 1882, Page 2
RAILWAY ACCIDENT. A settler named Leishman fell between the carriages and the platform at Winchester station this morning, and was terribly crushed from his thighs downwards. The injuries are believed to be very serious.

Otago Witness, 11 November 1882, Page 7
Mr A. M. Clark, of Arowhenua, a recognised judge of merino sheep of many years standing and large experience both in Australia and here.

Timaru Herald, 13 November 1882, Page 3
Timaru - Saturday, Nov. 11. (Before E. Wakefield, Esq., J.P.)
John Reese, charged with being drunk and disorderly, was fined 6s, or in default 24 hours' imprisonment.
Robbery from a dwelling. Alice Trunner was charged with stealing a purse containing 5 pounds 7s 6d and sundry other valuables, from the house of A. Harris, at Sandietown. The prosecutor deposed that the prisoner lived next door to him, and that on the day of the alleged robbery she came to see him, he being ill in bed. There was a purse under his pillow, containing the money and other articles. Mrs Harris, wife of the prosecutor, said she saw the prisoner in their house. She came for change of a pound to buy beer with. Witness gave her change from the purse which was under the pillow and then put the purse back... .The prisoner cross-examined the witness at some length with a view to showing that the party were all drinking together and that the Harrises did not know where they had put their purse. The Magistrate decided that there was not sufficient evidence to send the prisoner for trial, but warned her to be more careful in her conduct in future, lest her motives might be misunderstood. The prosecutors and accused left the Court together interchanging reproaches, but apparently on very friendly terms.

Star 25 November 1882, Page 3
Yesterday morning about two o'clock, the residence of Mr B. P. Bundesen, wood and coal merchant, at the corner of Church and Bank streets, Timaru, nearly opposite Dr Macintyre's house, was destroyed by. fire. Mr Bundesen's family were away from home, and he retired to rest about a quarter-past eleven on Thursday night, there being only himself in the house. A little before two o'clock he was awakened by a crackling noise and the smell of burning, and on looking out of his room he found the kitchen and passage full of smoke and flames. He immediately ran out at the back door, alarmed the inmates of the next house (Mr Jameson's), and then went down with all speed to the Fire Brigade station and rang out an alarm. In a very few minutes the Brigade had- directed a stream of water upon the building, but the fire had obtained such a hold that the interior of the house was speedily consumed. From the appearance of the ruins one would imagine the fire had originated upstairs, but Mr Bundesen states that it commenced in the kitchen near the safe. The walls on the ground floor having been recently plastered, the flames did not work such complete destruction there as in the upper rooms, which were only match-lined. Mr Bundesen  was only able to save very few articles ; practically, everything was consumed. It was an extremely fortunate circumstance that the family were absent, as there would have been a great difficulty in getting them safely out of the house owing to the rapidity with which the fire spread. The insurances are : In the Union office, 250 pounds on the building, and 300 pounds on the furniture ; in the National, 250 pounds on the building.

Evening Post, 19 January 1883, Page 2
There is lying at the Timaru Post Office, at the present moment, a letter which for nearly twenty years has led a wandering life and never been claimed. It is addressed as follows : "Care Mr. Hebard, Timaru, Royal Hotel, New Zealand. For Honora O'Conor." It was posted in Adelaide on 4th May, 1863, and it seems, according to the postmark, to have reached Dunedin twelve days later. From there it was sent first to one place and then to another (always excepting Timaru), until it found its way to Watson's Hotel, Dunedin. After lying there a considerable time (says the Timaru Herald) it was returned to the Post Office and marked "Timaru." About a fortnight ago it at last reached its proper destination, and the postal officials are anxious to know whether "Honora O'Conor " is still alive to claim it.

New Zealand Tablet, 26 January 1883, Page 15 Death
McGowan - On 9th January, at Timaru, Francis Hugh, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth McGowan, aged 9 months.

The S.S. Bombay sailed for Otago, Canterbury and Wellington 28th November 1883. On board was Jessie Lovie, single, 22, General Servant, from Aberdeen shire for Canterbury. Arrival date 23rd January 1884.

Temuka Leader 20 November 1884 Page 2
Inquest. An inquest on the body of the illegitimate child of Jessie Lovie was held at the Arowhenua Hotel on Tuesday morning.
before Mr J. Beswick, coroner, and a jury, Mr W. Rutland being chosen foreman. Alexander Wilson deposed : I am a settler at Arowhenua. The mother of the deceased child has been in my employ as a domestic servant since January last. She is about 17 or 18 years of age. I engaged her from the immigration barracks, Timaru. Last Saturday morning, about a quarter to six o'clock, my attention was attracted to a low moaning as if from her bedroom. I heard the sound two or three times, and I called Mrs Wilson's attention to it. We listened for some time, but did not hear the noise repeated. We thought it was the dog. On my railing the servant about 6.30 to get up, she replied she was not able. Mrs Wilson immediately went into her bedroom, and soon came back, tolling me that there was a dead baby there. I then went into the room, and lifting the clothes, found the child lying at the girl's back, quite dead, cold, and blue in the face. She never said how the child came by its death. I asked her if she had killed it, and she replied, " No, I have never touched it. She told me the name of the father of the child. Neither I nor my wife knew the girl was pregnant. No clothes had been prepared for it. The mother of deceased is good tempered, but rather silly. She had been doing her usual work the previous day. After calling in a neighbor I went for Dr Hayes. Dr Hayes gave evidence as to examining the body of the deceased on Saturday also to making a post mortem examination on Sunday, and stated that no marks of violence were observed by him on any part of the child. The lungs showed that it had breathed. Probably during birth the child had got face downwards and been smothered. There was nothing to show that death had been caused by foul means. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death by suffocation.

Christchurch, January 31. The following New Zealand University examination results have been published : JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIPS. Marks.
Maud Edith Lawvell, Timaru ... 3724
Harold Whitmore Williams, Timaru ... 3707

Waikato Times, 13 February 1883, Page 2
A five-roomed cottage at Otipua was burned this morning. The Mayor ordered out the brigade, but they arrived too late. It is supposed to have originated in logs falling from the fire-place. The house was occupied by J. Russell, foreman of the tannery adjoining, and the owner was Capt. Sutter. A few articles of furniture were saved, but the house was totally destroyed. Insurances :  House, 150 pounds (Royal) ; furniture, 80 pounds (Standard).

Hot cross buns. Timaru Herald, 30 March 1883, Page 2
The Timaru Hospital a Commissioners beg to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a donation of two guineas from Father Devoy, a quantity of wearing apparel from Mrs T. W. Hall, hot cross buns from Mrs Luxmore, fruit from Mr Gray Russell. Also, a few choice bulbs and plants from Mr William Shephard. Old white linen is much needed m this institution and will be thankfully received by the Matron.  

North Otago Times, 18 April 1883, Page 2
Timaru. April 17. Four stacks of wheat, the property of John Smith, wore totally destroyed by fire at Kingsdown this morning. They were valued at about L200 and were uninsured. There is no clue to the cause.

Evening Post, 11 April 1883, Page 3
London, 7th April. Per Merchant Shipping and Underwriters' Association: Arrived  Ships Sea Toller, from Timaru (17th December), and Wave Queen, from Napier (26th December).

Taranaki Herald, 28 May 1883, Page 2
Mr. George Cliff, who was for many years Mayor of Timaru, and a leading citizen, was on Monday, 21st May, presented with a purse of sovereigns on the eve of his departure for Taranaki.

North Otago Times, 11 July 1883, Page 2 Timaru.
A house at Pleasant Valley, the property of a settler named Coogin, was totally destroyed by fire on Monday evening. It is believed to be uninsured.

Wanganui Herald, 18 June 1883, Page 2
T. H. Parsons, senr., has been charged with arson at Timaru.

North Otago Times, 5 October 1883, Page 2
The following appointed deputy-sheriff :
Thomas Howley, Timaru

Evening Post, 7 November 1883, Page 3
Timaru, This Day. At the R.M. Court this morning, Charles Fobel, charged with stealing and killing three sheep, the property of T. Teschemaker, Otaio, on the 3rd and 13th October, was committed for trial at the Supreme Court.

Timaru Herald, 16 November 1883, Page 2
Woollen Factory. The Directors of the Timaru Woollen Factory Company (Ld.) invite offers of sites for a mill area. Locality and price required must be stated, and all information must reach the Acting-Secretary not later than the 22nd inst.

Timaru Herald, 17 November 1883, Page 2
Rain up Country. The Opihi had a considerable flood in it. Mr Gray, of Ashwick, lost a good draught horse in the Opihi on Wednesday. A man was driving it in a dray and got stuck in a quicksand, and while he was trying to get out the water scoured the shingle from under one wheel and the dray capsized, throwing down and drowning the horse.

North Otago Times, 22 November 1883, Page 2
Timaru. November 21.
There is considerable excitement re, the approaching election of two members of the high school board. Archdeacon Harper, Dr Lovegrove, and Mr Plante are in the field. The latter is understood to be the nominee of the Presbyterian party.

Evening Post, 14 December 1883, Page 3
Timaru, This Day. In the Supreme Court sittings, opened today, C. Fobet, dlias Lescivere, was sentenced to four years' penal servitude for sheep-stealing at Otaio. John Flynn, for stealing a watch at Temuka, was sentenced to twelve months. The Grand Jury returned true bills against H. C. Boutton on two charges of embezzling the moneys of the New Zealand Grain Agency at Timaru.

Auckland Star, 8 March 1884, Page 2 Balclutha, this day,
A house of ten rooms, occupied by Mr Moss Nantes as a private school, was burned down yesterday afternoon. The origin is believed to be ashes thrown out behind the kitchen. The building was the property of Mr Aspinall, solicitor, Temuka, and is believed to be insured

North Otago Times, 12 May 1884, Page 2
A youth named William Lee was arrested here yesterday by Detective O'Brien, on a charge of stealing a watch valued at L6 10s, the property of his late employer, Mr Wm, Cook, of Waitohi Flat, Canterbury, on the 7th April last. He will be brought before the RM. Court this morning.

West Coast Times 5 November 1884, Page 2 Timaru FIRES.
Timaru, November 4. A fire occurred last night by which the stables of Peacock and Gregory, Zealandia butchery, were destroyed with a quantity of oats, &c. The horses, five in number, were saved through the presence of mind of a passer by, who perceiving the fire at once led the animals out. The loss is estimated at 100 pounds, uninsured.
    At 10.20 this morning a fire was discovered in the loft of the Clarendon, a very old hostelry. It was soon extinguished and the damage done found to be trifling.

1 Feb. 1885: Timaru's first telephone exchange opened. Within a month it had 53 subscribers but their calls were confined to Timaru.

Otago Daily Times 14 November 1884, Page 2
Mr Harpin Exley met with rather a curious accident on Wednesday evening (says the Timaru Herald). He was going home about 7 o'clock, driving a low-sided spring-dray. When going along the level road on Maori Hill he sat down on the side rail, and somehow or other the wheel caught his coat, and in a twinkling pulled him over the side and landed him head foremost on the road. Mr Exley was cut a little about the head, and a good deal shaken, but escaped serious injury.

Timaru Herald, 28 February 1885, Page 2
Resident Magistrate's Court. Timaru. At this Court yesterday, before F. LeCren, Esq., J.P., and His Worship the Mayor, Charles O'Connell was charged with larceny as a bailec. Accused was remanded to Oamaru, where the information had been laid. Victor Olson, charged with using threatening language to Charles Crane on the 15th February, at Fairlie Creek, was fined 40s and ordered to pay costs, 27s, and witnesses' expenses, 20s 10d. Mr W. Reid appeared for accused.

West Coast Times, 6 March 1885, Page 2
The quarterly meeting of the Hokitika "Licensing Committee was held at the Magistrate's Court house yesterday, when a transfer of a publican's license from the - Bellevue Hotel from Mr Hebard to Mr Whitten was granted.

West Coast Times, 11 April 1885
Timaru, April 10. Major Cautley spent about three hours to-day and visited Patiti Point, with the object of reporting on the defences of the port.

West Coast Times, 29 April 1885, Page 2
Timaru, April 28, Mr John Goodall, engineer to the Timaru Harbor Board, was to-day presented with a massive salver and a purse of sovereigns, on leaving to undertake the construction of the breakwater at Napier. He is retained as consulting engineer for Timaru. A large and most representative meeting was held to wish him good-bye.

North Otago Times, 28 May 1885, Page 2 Timaru.
May 27. A four-roomed cottage, the property of G. F. Lovegrove, was burnt at Makikihi yesterday. The insurance was 100 pounds in the National.
    C. S. Fraser and J. Granger were today elected borough auditors unopposed.

Taranaki Herald, 24 June 1885, Page 2
Man burnt at Timaru. Timaru, June 21. A child named Batchelor was setting fire to some tussocks yesterday, when his clothes caught fire, and he was badly burnt.

Timaru Herald, 8 September 1885, Page 3 WINCHESTER.
Winter has once more given place to Spring, but the warm weather of the past month, while it has induced Nature to send forth her leaves earlier than usual, has not been without its disadvantages. Cattle and sheep have suffered much from the drought, and colds have been very prevalent. A regular nor-wester blew here on Saturday afternoon and evening, accompanied by lightning but with the exception of a few showers, no rain fell, and a calm clear night followed. Sunday broke warm and bright. Towards the afternoon, however, the wind shifted to the south, the sky became overcast, a piercing cold wind followed, and some heavy showers were experienced. It was hoped the long wished-for rain would fall during the night, but towards midnight the wind fell, and a sharp frost followed. This evening (Monday) it was bright though cold, and the rain seems further off than ever. These sudden and violent changes are trying to the strongest constitution, so that there is no wonder that those in delicate health are suffering from colds and low fever.
    We now boast of two blacksmiths' shops ; Mr William Barrett having commenced business as a shoer and general blacksmith. The cottage lately built to the order of Mr DeRenzy is now occupied. It is a well- finished building, and fills up what was formerly an unsightly gap m the township. Many improvements m the way of fencing and cultivating vacant spots are also noticeable.
    The ordinary monthly meeting of the School Committee was held on Friday, the 28th ultimo. The members present were Messrs Ensor (Chairman), Robert Smith, W. Klee, and James Northam. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The master reported a falling off in the average attendance owing to sickness. It was decided to hold a concert and dance in October next, in aid of the school prize fund. Several accounts were passed for payment, and the meeting adjourned. Mr G. Fraser, teacher of Orari, has resigned, and Mr D. Munro has been appointed his successor. Mr Munro is expected to take charge next week.
Mr Robert Smith, woolscourer of Smithfield, entertained a number of his friends at a ball on Thursday evening last. Some forty couple were present, and dancing was kept up with great spirit until the small hours m the morning. This is the second party given by our kind and genial townsman, and it was looked forward to with much pleasure. It is needless to say the guests anticipations were fully realised, and that everyone enjoyed themselves to their heart's content. The affair was in every way a success. The usual monthly sale of stock was held on Friday last and was well attended.
    The sales effected were at satisfactory prices.
    The members of the Winchester Masonic Lodge, No. 1737, E.C., intend giving a ball in the school on Friday, the 25th instant. The Committee appointed to carry out the arrangements are working energetically, and it is to be hoped their efforts will meet with success. A large attendance is expected. This reminds me of a great want, namely, a public hall. With the exception of the school we have no place in which to hold an entertainment of any kind. For many reasons the school is unsuited. There is no doubt the erection of a building to hold say two hundred persons would be a paying investment, and I hope shortly to see one erected.
    I have to record the death of Mrs Pearee, late wife of Mr Pearce, nurseryman, of Orari. Mrs Pearce had resided for many years in the district, and her loss will be felt by a great number of friends. Her funeral, which took place last Sunday week, was largely attended. Her remains were interred in the Geraldine cemetery.
    The news of the death of Miss Cameron, of Timaru, was deeply felt here by many who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and much sympathy is expressed towards her relatives at her untimely end.

Timaru Herald, 23 September 1885, Page 2
A very painful accident occurred about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon to Mr Robert Bolsam, foreman at the Timaru Harbor Board's Landing Service It appears ho was overlooking the discharging of some heavy ironbark piles at the back of the shed, and did not notice that one of them was moving off the railway truck. When warned of his danger he tried to leap out of the way, but the end of the rolling pile caught his left leg and jammed it against another one. Mr Bolsam was relieved from his painful position without delay, and Dr Macintyre was sent for. He was removed in an express to Watkins' shop and then to his residence in Brown street. On examination Dr Macintyre found one of the bones of the leg had been completely crushed from the calf to the ankle joint, and that the latter had been torn open and exposed. Although Mr Bolsam will necessarily be confined to bed for some time, it is not anticipated he will be in any way crippled for life.

Otago Witness, 31 October 1885, Page 8
The proposal of the Geraldine County Council to borrow 2500 pounds for the purpose of irrigation works on Waitohi Flat has received approval from a meeting of ratepayers in the district. The chairman of the County Council stated to the meeting that the total area watered by the race would be about 8000 acres, and the interest on cost of construction, including maintenance and sinking fund, would be about 6d per acre. The benefits derived would be undoubtedly great, for the land alone would be worth fully 1 pound an acre more.

Evening Post, 6 November 1885, Page 2
A Narrow Escape. [By Telegraph.] Timaru, 5th November.
A man named Hegarty, while driving a coal cart, had a very narrow escape this afternoon. While crossing the railway line he was run into by the express train. His horse was killed instantaneously, while the train was turned round, but suffered little damage, Hegarty escaped unhurt.

Timaru Herald, 18 December 1885, Page 2
About 9.30 yesterday morning, whilst Mr Harman, head storeman at Messrs Taylor and Flatman's store at Woodbury, was in the act of weighing and was bending over about eight pounds of blasting powder, part of which was in the scale, the powder exploded and very severely burnt Mr Harman about the hands and face. A boy named Radford was also severely burnt about the hands and face. He was in the store at the time, and not far from the powder. Dr Fish was immediately sent for, and dressed the wounds. He stated both of them were very badly burnt, and considering the large quantity of powder (8 1b) it seems marvellous that they escaped as they did. The stock in the store was all more or less injured, but our correspondent cannot say if any damage was done to the building.

Star 4 February 1886, Page 4
The Timaru Herald of reports the following : A very painful accident befel Mr E. Logan at Geraldine on Monday afternoon. Whilst engaged in slaughtering a bullock for Messrs Dunlop and Co., at their slaughter-yard, he observed a dog amongst the sheep in the paddock. He went towards it and endeavoured to entice it to him, and when sufficiently near to seize it, he made a grab at the animal's neck, when it suddenly seized him by the wrist, causing its teeth almost to meet. He at once went to Dr Fish, where every attention was paid, and the wounds dressed.

Timaru Herald, 16 February 1886, Page 3 TEMUKA LICENSING DISTRICT
The nomination of candidates for election on this Committee took place yesterday when the following gentlemen were duly nominated :
Badham, Foster W.
Barker, Samuel D.
Mayer, John
Paterson, John
Storey, William
Albot, John
Wheelband, William.
As five members only are required, there I will be a poll held on Monday next, the 22nd inst.

The following gentlemen were nominated as members of the Licensing Committee for the above-named district yesterday :
C. G. Tripp, proposed by Mr Pearpoint, and seconded by Mr Mundell
W. S. Maslin, proposed by Mr Farrell, and seconded by Mr Pearpoint
Dr Fish, proposed by Mr Pearpoint, and seconded by Mr Mundell
L. Walker, proposed by Mr Pearpoint, and seconded by Mr Farrell
W. S. Slack, proposed by Mr Pearpoint, and seconded by Mr Farrell
G. Ward, proposed by Mr Cunningham, and seconded by Mr Cook

Otago Witness, 20 February 1886, Page 22
Four valuable wheat stacks, near Winchester, South Canterbury, the property of Wm. Budd, were burnt down on Sunday night. They were insured in the Union Office, but for what amount is not known. Incendiarism is suspected. Two uninsured haystacks, the property of F. F. Phin, Makikihi, were also destroyed by fire on Sunday night.

Timaru Herald, 15 March 1886, Page 3
The following are the names of the persons who have been appointed to collect the census and agricultural statistics in South Canterbury kindly furnished us by the Superintendent Collector, Mr C. E. Cooper :

Mount Peel Riding	 W. C. Andrews. 
Raukapuka Riding 	 C. E. Sherratt and C. S. Totton. 
Temuka Riding		 G. Dyson and B. Orton. 
The Island		 W. C. Fendall. 
Levels Riding 		 G. Babbington, H. Fendall, and T. J. Shute. 
Suburbs of Timaru 	 A. E. Pollock. 
Fairlie Creek		 H. F. Brown. 
Mackenzie Country 	 John Fison. 
Pareora Riding 		 Sergt. Morrice. 
Otaio Riding 		 Andrew Carter. 
Makikihi Biding 	 D. Jackson. 
Deep Creek Riding 	 G. H. Graham. 
Waihao Riding		 J. C. Knight. 
Hakateramea Riding 	 Charles Slee. 
Timaru (Borough) 	 James King, A. Bambridge, Constable Sheehan. 
Waimate (Borough)	 Constable Field. 
Temuka (Town) 		 Constable Morton. 
Geraldine (Town)	 Constable Willoughby. 

Timaru Herald, 27 March 1886, Page 2
Mr J. C. McKerrow, who has been a resident of South Canterbury for many years, is about to leave for the North Island, with the intention of settling in the Wairarapa district. He has always taken an active part in public affairs, and has been to the fore when any movement to further the interests of the district has been set on foot.

Timaru Herald, 27 March 1886, Page 2
A cart belonging to Mr John Carmichael, fishmonger, came to grief yesterday morning. It was left standing opposite the Queen's Hotel, and the horse taking fright, bolted down Barnard street. On turning into George street the cart came into collision with a telegraph post, and was almost smashed to pieces, the horse escaping uninjured.

Timaru Herald, 29 April 1886, Page 3
Temuka - Wednesday, April, 28th. (Before J. S. Beswick, Esq., R.M.) Obstructing a railway official. John Joseph Slattery was charged with having on Tuesday night obstructed a railway official whilst in the execution of his duty, and with having used obscene language. Accused pleaded " not guilty " to both charges. William Alderlon, stationmaster at Temuka, was sworn, and said on arrival of the last train from the North on Tuesday night, accused came into the office at the station and asked why he had been charged 16s for a ticket. Witness said it was quite correct, but accused said they had been robbing him and made use of the words, " b rogue." Witness then went to the goods-shed, and accused followed him as far as the door of the shed, bat afterwards went back to the office. Constable Guern proved to arresting the accused and distinctly heard him make use of the expressions quoted. His Worship patiently listened to the accused's grievances for a while, and then out them short by saying that he was quite satisfied that the charges had been proved, and then fined accrued 1 pound on each charge. The fines were paid.

Evening Post, 4 June 1886, Page 2
The class prize lists of Edinburgh University received show that several students from Otago Medical School have gained distinction. H. M. Inglis (Timaru) takes a medal and first place in natural history, and first-class honours in chemistry and anatomy. F. Truby King (Taranaki) and F. H. Jeffcoat are both considered as having excellent chances of gaining the highest distinction the school can give for the year.

Timaru Herald, 15 June 1886, Page 2
Everybody knows that there is nothing like a pig for obstinacy. This was fully displayed on the wharf yesterday afternoon. A large number of pigs about 150  were consigned to be sent away by the s.s. Pelham. A kind of a slide was rigged up in order that the pigs might run from the trucks on board the steamer. But of course, instead of running, as was wanted, they had to be dragged on board, at the same time giving vent to terrific squeels.

Timaru Herald, 22 June 1886, Page 3
Mr Foden, of this town, met with a serious accident at Temuka yesterday. He was driving along the main road in a light spring wagon to Geraldine, and when opposite the Star Hotel, Temuka, the nut securing the off fore wheel came off, the wheel immediately following suit. The axle dragging on the ground startled the horse, which began at one to gallop. Mr Foden held on to the reins for some time, but finding the wagon in close proximity to a telegraph pole, he jumped out. His ankle bone snapped under the extreme pressure. He was immediately taken to the crown Hotel, where Mr and Mrs Lee made him very comfortable and Dr Campbell was at once sent for. In the meantime Mr J.D. Slater, Mr Foden's employer, had sent out Dr Lovegrove to attend him. The harness did not suffer, and the wheel once more put on the axle and secured, the horse was placed in the shafts and driven back to Timaru.

Timaru Herald, 30 June 1886, Page 3
Waimate - Tuesday, 29th June. (Before J. Manchester and A. Hayes, Esqs., J.P.'s)
Uriah H. Warsaw was charged with stealing a coat and handkerchiefs from a hut on Sir J. Douglas' station at Waihao Downs on Friday last. The accused pleaded not guilty. Sergeunt Gilbert conducted the case for the police. Thomas Pardy deposed that he was a labourer, and was at the Waihao station on Friday last, where he saw accused, who left there on Saturday morning. Prisoner also charged with stealing a pair of socks from the hut.

Patron His Honor Judge Ward. President His (Worship the Major (Mr John Jackson). Vice-Presidents Messrs D. M. Ross, W. Dale, J. W. Ziesler, W. Brans, H. Taylor, and Dr Macintyre. Treasurer Mr A. J. H. Bower. Secretary Mr W. Collins; Committee of management Messrs Maher, Peters, Stratford, J. Warrington, J. Dow, and Yelland. This exhibition was continued and conclude on Saturday. The day and evening being fine, the attendance of visitors was very large indeed. An additional attraction on Saturday was the cats, the judging of which was relegated to Messrs R. Warrington and Stratford, who had, by the bye, no easy task to perform. The prizes, a list of which will be found below, are pretty well distributed. Taken altogether the show was a great success, I and the society deserves great credit for the way they worked it up. The committee especially have reason to be proud of the show, and the courteous and indefatigable secretary (Mr W. Collins) is worthy of much praise for the very hearty and able way in which he had carried out his multifarious duties. The following is the Prize List. CATS.
Tortoiseshell cat (either sex) J. W. Holdgate, Timaru,
Tortoiseshell and white (either sex) Master P. Bell, 1 J. W. Holdgate, Timaru, 2.
Brown tabby cat (either sex) Miss Botherway, Pleasant Point, 1 Miss C. Lovegrove, Timaru, 2 Mrs P. Stock, Timaru, highly commended.
Blue or silver tabby (either sex) Mrs Shears, Timaru, 1 Miss C. Lovegrove, Timaru, 2 Mrs O'Brian, Timaru, highly commended.
Sandy tabby cat (either sex) Mrs Bothwell, Timaru, 2 Miss Paice, Timaru, highly commended.
Black cat (either sex) Mrs H. Edmiston, Timaru, 1 Master W. Brown, Timaru, 2 C. F. Collins, Timaru, highly commended.
White cat (either sex)  Mrs W. Annette, Timaru, 1.
Any other colour cat (he) Master F. Lough, Timaru, 2 no first prize awarded.
Largest cat, any colour (either sex). Mrs Shears, Timaru, 1 Mrs O'Brian, Timaru, 2 Miss E. Peters, Timaru, highly commended.
Angora cat (either sex) Miss D. McDonald, Geraldine, 1 Miss L. Woollcombe, Timaru, 2.
Any other distinct variety cat A. Exley, Timaru, 2 Miss Annie Montgomery, Timaru, highly commended. No first prize was awarded. Selling class for kittens (any variety) under 6 months, price not to exceed 20s First prize; silver bracelet, value 30s Miss Sarah Hill, Timaru, highly commended Mrs Peters, Timaru, highly commended.
SPECIAL Prizes. Messrs Bowor & Ferguson, one silver bracelet, best tortoiseshell and white cat Master P. Bell.
N.Z. Clothing Factory (per B. Foster), 10s 6d, best blue or silver tabby cat Mrs Shears.
Mr B, Bowie, trophy value 10s 6d, best black cat, Mrs H. Edmiston.
Timaru Milling Company, one 501b bag flour, largest cat Mrs Shears.
Mr B. Hibbard, trophy, value 10s 6d, largest cat in show Mrs Shears.

Timaru Herald, 13 July 1886, Page 2
Within the last few days Dr R. S. Reid has taken up his residence at Timaru, where, we understand, he intends, for the near future at any rate, to practice his profession. Dr Reid has for many years resided at Milton, and before leaving that town he was, we learn from the Bruce Herald, right royally entertained by many very old friends.

Timaru Herald, 11 August 1886, Page 3 CANTERBURY MAN CHARGED WITH BIGAMY.
Melbourne, Aug. 3. A charge of bigamy was preferred against Samuel Laird at the City Court on Friday. The prosecution was conducted by Sub- Inspector Webb, and the defence by Mr Gillott. Mr Wm. John Black of Waimate, New Zealand, Mrs Black and Mrs Hutton, recently arrived from New Zealand gave evidence in the case. It was stated that accused was married in August, 1875, at Mr Black's house, Leonard street, Timaru, to Fanny Fleming. After residing in Timaru for some time Laird and his wife went to Christchurch. Four children were born of the marriage, and three of them are living. In 1881 Laird left his wife and family, without means of support. Mr Black allowed her to live on a farm which belonged to him, and made search for the accused. He discovered that Laird had left for Melbourne, and caused inquiries to be made here for him. It transpired that the Rev. Harman Herlitz, of the Lutheran Church, had performed the marriage ceremony between Laird and Miss Fanny Sheppard, sister of J. Sheppard, of the Orange Hotel, Armidale, in the month of February, 1885. Laird then described himself as a bachelor. A detective arrested Laird at Prahran, on July 9th, and told him he was charged with bigamy. He replied he was not the man. Prisoner said nothing m answer to the charge, and was committed for trial.

Otago Daily Times 14 August 1886, Page 2
The new garrison hall for volunteers was completed to-day. The building measures overall 96ft by 95ft, the drill room alone being 92ft by 88ft. At the eastern end of the rooms are orderly, store, and reading rooms. The cost of the new shed is about 900 pounds, and it is to be opened early next month. The architect was Mr R. A. Lawson, of Dunedin, the contractor W. Hall Jones, of Timaru.

Timaru Herald, 16 August 1886, Page 2
Dr Angus passed through Timaru last week on his way to Fairlie Creek, where he takes up the position of Health Officer for the Mackenzie County. Dr Angus arrived by the "Ionic," and hails from Arbroath. It is his intention to reside at Fairlie Creek and commence practice immediately, thus supplying a long-felt want in the district.

North Otago Times, 17 August 1886, Page 2
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr Robinson, R.M, Denis Maloney was charged, on the information of the police with attempting to obtain, on the 7th instant from J. G. Moir, goods and money to the value of L 2 8s 6d by means of false pretences. Inspector Thompson said the accused had gone to the shop of Mr Moir and ordered goods, for which he gave an order on Mr John Dalgleish, of Papakaio. Accused had not been in the employ of Mr John Dalgleish, but in that of his brother (Mr A. Dalgleish) who had paid him all he owed him. In addition to the goods, accused had also obtained the sum of 2s from Mr Moir. J.G. Moir said he had no wish to act as prosecutor in the case. His Worship said the police had laid the information.  On Friday last the accused had called in at his shop and asked for the measurement of two pairs of boots. He also chose a pair of leggings, and asked that they should be sent to him at A. Dalgleish's. Accused gave him an order on John Dalgleish. Previously, he had written an order on Archibald Dalgleish, but accused said it was John Dalgleish the order was to be on. Accused said the order would be all right, as Mr Dalgleish owed him money, This was before witness wrote the order. Witness wrote the order, and accused put his mark to it, as he could not write. ....His Worship said he would deal with the case as a jury would deal with it if came before them, and discharge the accused. Then might possibly have been a mistake with regard to the name of Archibald or John Dalgleish, and he would give him the benefit of the doubt. The same accused was farther charged, under the name of Denis Barrett all Denis Maloney. with stealing, on the 25th February, 1886, watch of the value of Ll2, the property of Michael McAteer, of Arowhenua, Accused was reminded to appear at Timaru to-day.

Timaru Herald, 11 September 1886, Page 3 RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Waimate - Friday, Sept. 10th. (Before J. Manchester and F. Slee, Esqs., J.P.'s.) Trespassing on the Railway. Three boys, named Robert Smith, Thomas Joyce, and William Smith, were summoned for wilfully trespassing on the Waimate Branch railway, near Waimate railway station, on the 28th ult. Defendants pleaded guilty to the charge of trespass. Sergeant Gilbert said that trespassing on the railway was a very common offence and required to be stopped. He did not wish the Bench to do more than caution Robert Smith and Thomas Joyce ; but William Smith had been warned previously and had disregarded the caution. George Page, a railway employee, said that on the day in question he saw the three boys on the railway line near the race-course. He warned them off. The boys Robert Smith and Joyce obeyed him, but William Smith gave witness impudence and called him very bad names. Witness had to put him off the line, Robert Smith and Joyce were cautioned and discharged, William Smith was fined 10s.
    A wandering cow, C.H. Clarke, of St. Andrews, was charged with allowing his cow to wander on the railway at St. Andrews, on the 24th of August. Defendant said that the line was not fenced where the cow had trespassed, and she was killed by the train.

Evening Post, 26 October 1886, Page 2 Alleged Robbery from a Tailor's Shop
Detective Chrystal arrested two young men named George Raddon and Henry Watson, alias Charles Ruscoe, yesterday afternoon, on the charge of having broken into and entered the shop of John Henry Shine, tailor, of Cuba-street, and stolen there from a suit of clothes, one pair of trousers, one vest, two coats, two shirts, and two pairs of socks, valued at about 8 pounds. Both the prisoners are new arrivals in Wellington, Raddon having formerly worked on a farm near Timaru, while Watson was formerly employed as farm labourer at Barnham, near Christchurch.

Wanganui Herald, 1 November 1886, Page 2
Death. Withers. On the 1st instant, at Nixon Street, Wanganui, Agues Mary, the beloved wife of Edward Withers, aged 42 years. Friends are informed that the Funeral will leave the "Mill House," Nixon Street, on Wednesday afternoon, the 3rd instant, at 3 o'clock.

Otago Witness, 10 December 1886, Page 17
Timaru, December 6. A man named Charles Claridge sustained fearful injuries, which in a few hours proved fatal, at Winchester, a town to the north of Timaru, yesterday. He was engaged excavating for a mill wheel, when a heavy iron pipe fell and crushed in his skull from the brow to the crown of the head. The man was taken to Temuka and attended to by Dr Hayes, who recommended his removal to the hospital. The man on his arrival was in a very low state and gradually sank, expiring late this afternoon.
    Timaru, December 7. The statement that the man Claridge met with such a fearful accident and died on his way from Temuka to Timaru is incorrect. The man arrived at the hospital here last night man unconscious state, but rallied, and is doing as well as can be expected today. Dr Drew, hospital surgeon, who is very clever in treating cases of fractured skull, hopes to pull Claridge through all right.

Otago Witness, 7 January 1887, Page 13
George Raddon, for breaking and entering, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 1 April 1887, Page 2
Timaru, April 1. Mr. E. G. Kerr, proprietor of the South Canterbury Times, has purchased the Timaru Herald from the Herald Co., and takes possession on April 30th.

Otago Witness, 3 June 1887, Page 13
The Timaru Herald reports that, eight stacks of oats belonging to Edward Cooley, of Kerrytown, were destroyed, by fire at Washdyke between 12 and 2 o'clock on Monday morning. They were valued at 300 pounds. A threshing mill and engine belonging to Michael Scannell was also burnt, valued at 250 pounds. The police are making inquiries, as incendiarism is suspected. It is said the mill, &c., is insured, but, for how much is not, known.

Press, 29 September 1887, Page 6 TEMUKA.
Wednesday. September 29 before J. 5. Beswick, Esq., R.M.]
Breach of Railway Regulations. William Kennedy was charged with getting upon a railway carriage while the train was in motion. Fined 10s and costs.
Drunkenness. John Turner, who pleaded guilty to being drunk and incapable in a public place, was fined 15s. with the usual alternative.
Cattle at Large. Michael Kennedy was charged, on the information of William Budd, with allowing nine head of cattle to wander on the public roadway. The information was laid under the 17th section of the Impounding Act. Mr Aspinall appeared for the informant. Defendant was fined 30s and costs. The same defendant was further charged with assaulting William Budd on the 18th September ult., and fined 40s and costs.

Timaru Herald, 23 December 1887, Page 4 ACCIDENTS.
Yesterday morning a boy name Walter Shaw, aged 10 years, son of Mr Dougald Shaw, met with a very startling accident, and at the same time had a wonderful escape from death. The boy, it is said, was chasing a lizard on the top of the clay cliff to the southwest of the saltwater baths, when he unthinkingly went near the edge of the cliff and toppled over, falling a depth of fully thirty feet. The boy fell on the loose rock, and being seen, assistance was procured and the boy driven home. Here he was attended by Dr Reid, who found that no bones were broken. It appears that the boy fell " limp," and this to a great extent prevented the accident from becoming frightful. However as it is the boy has suffered a most severe shock to his system, and will need the best of care for a few days.
    A serious accident occurred near Pleasant Point on Wednesday, by which Mr John Hay sustained severe injury. It appears that while leading the stud horse- Trump Card, his hack stumbled and rolled over him. On recovering consciousness he found that both horses were grazing quietly at a little distance. He managed to reach the stud horse, and after a long painful effort managed to mount the hack and ride to Mr Munro's house. He was conveyed home, and Dr MacIntyre attended him yesterday morning, pronouncing that the pelvic bone had been fractured. There is hope that no serious internal injury has resulted. The sufferer was conveyed to the hospital yesterday afternoon by Mr Charles Saunders, and, according to information we received last night from Dr Ewart, is progressing favourably.
    An accident which might have resulted fatally, occurred at Fairlie Creek yesterday morning. As Mr Gall, accompanied by a friend, was going for a drive in his gig, and had got only a few chains from home, the axle broke close to the wheel, and the two gentlemen were thrown violently on to the hard road. The horse, a young and spirited one, started off at a gallop round the bye roads at the upper end of the town, where it was brought to a standstill, none the worse for the bolt excepting a few cuts. The gig was considerably smashed. Mr Gall received a very severe shaking and his hip was much hurt. The other gentleman escaped without injury. We must congratulate both of them that the consequences were no worse.

Otago Witness, 30 December 1887, Page 22
The following patents have been applied for during the week : Emanuel Wooffindin, of Temuka, for making pipes by roller pressure;

Otago Witness, 6 January 1888, Page 21
A boy named Quick, who was riding on the tail-end of a cart at Timaru on the 24th, fell in front of an express. The driver made frantic efforts to stop, but he could not do so until the wheels had passed over the boy's chest, crushing him terribly. His mother was within two yards of the scene at the time.
    A son of Mr R. Wright, of Upper Makikihi, met with a serious accident last Saturday. The reins of one of the horses attached to a grass mower, which he was driving, broke, when the horses bolted, and the young man was thrown from his seat, and his left leg caught by the knives. Drs Stackpoole and McIntyre found it necessary to amputate the leg just below the knee.
    A fire occurred at Mr Studholme's homestead, Waimate, on Saturday night, and resulted in the total destruction of the stables and coachhouse. The former consisted of an old two - storey building, and contained six stalls and a similar number of loose boxes, all unoccupied at the time of the fire. Attached to the stables was a harness room, which was also destroyed, together with a large number of saddles, &c. A calf pen, which stood a short distance away and contained seven calves, was destroyed, and the calves were burnt to death, also a collie dog. The damage is estimated at 450 pounds, of which about 200 pounds is covered by insurance.

Evening Post, 21 March 1888, Page 2
Timaru, This Day. Inspector Broham, who has been transferred to Auckland, was presented with a massive handsome silver salver last evening by the Mayor, on behalf of the people of Timaru. The Mayor, in his address, referred to the Inspector's 5 years' stay here, and to the good work done here by him during that time. He assured inspector Broham that he had earned the good wishes and respect of all classes in Timaru. The Mayor found fault with the Government for so retrenching at Timaru that a resident inspector was done away with.

Timaru Herald, 27 March 1888, Page 3
The farewell to the Rev Mr Woollas, who leaves to-day for Timaru, was held last evening in the Pitt and Edwin Streets schoolroom. Tea was served at 8.30 when the tables wore filled, many having to wait for a second sitting. After tea the chair was taken by Mr D. Goldie, who expressed regret at the necessities of the church requiring Mr Woollas to take up the work at Timaru just when he was beginning to be known and appreciated in his present district ; but whilst regretting this he trusted the people would still continue to work on and perhaps next year, when the district meeting would be hold at Christchuch, it might be possible with a better representation from the Auckland district to have Mr Woollas re-stationed at Newton. He then on behalf of a lady of the congregation presented a silver pencil case to the minister. After the chairman's address speeches were delivered by Mr Worthington and the Rev. Olphert (Manawatu) and Lyon (of the Thames). Miss Jowsey read a poem prepared by a lady of the church on the minister's departure.

Otago Witness, 13 April 1888, Page 21
A man named William Dundas was received into the hospital on Saturday night suffering from a fracture of the leg. It appears he was sitting on the outside of a railway carriage coming from Waimate, and as the train pasted the end of the platform at the Waihao station his foot struck against the platform with such force as to break the limb.

Otago Daily Times 25 April 1888, Page 2
Timaru, April 24. The April sessions of the Supreme Court were opened this morning before Mr Justice Ward. His Honor's charge was brief, and he congratulated the grand jury on the lightness of the calender. True bills were found in all cases. For the larceny of wool Edwin Willcocks was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months; for horse stealing Jonathan Roberts got five years; Dennis Murphy, alias Paddy Shine, for burglary and four charges of larceny, got 10 years. This concluded the criminal sittings.

Timaru Herald, 5 June 1888, Page 2
The following is a list of unclaimed letters from places beyond the Colony, received at the Timaru Post Office during the month of March:
A.H. Johan, senr. (Peel Forest)
Frank Short, David Smith, G.G. Thomson, A. Tucker, Edward Eillot, barque Hudson.

New Zealand Tablet, 22 June 1888, Page 5 SCHOOL ACCIDENT
A sad accident happened to a bright, intelligent little fellow, named Thomas Mara, on the boys' school grounds. During the afternoon 15 minutes recess, it appears that some boys were, unobserved by their teachers, letting off shots with a toy cannon. While one was being so discharged by a youth named Gosling, who had loaded the miniature weapon with powder, shot, and other particles, the poor boy Mara, who was running in the line of fire, received the full force and contents in one eye, shattering it so fearfully that in a few days after the organ had to be taken out at the hospital. What must have added to the torture of the victim was that a group of his schoolmates had him conveyed to the hospital in a wheelbarrow, the school staff, meanwhile, being unaware that any unusual occurrence had taken place. This unfortunate accident to a promising boy cuts off the hopes of his future success at school, and fills the heart of an honest toiler with grief and anguish at the blighted prospects and deformed presence of one of the pledges of his happiness.

Timaru Herald, 10 July 1888, Page 3
Mr Flatman drew the attention of the board to the state of the footbridge over the river on the road at Woodbury.

Southland Times 27 July 1888, Page 2
Timaru, July 26. Steady rain set in here yesterday afternoon and continued all night and this morning. In the interior snow is tailing at Fairlie Creek. It is said to be the heaviest fail known. Much damage to stock is feared. No tidings from the Mackenzie country have been received.

Otago Witness, 3 August 1888, Page 11
A man named James Fergusson has been committed for trial at Temuka on a charge of violently assaulting John Tozer on the highway and robbing him of  11 pounds. From the evidence it appeared that when Tozer left for home on the 26th accused got into the trap also. They had some drinks at Arowhenua, and a mile beyond, it is alleged, Fergusson seized Tozer by the beard, threw him down in the curt, nearly strangled him by kneeling on his neck, and turned his pockets inside out, tearing one of them off. He then turned the horses and drove back. When arrested the pocket was found on Fergusson. Both men appeared to have been very drunk, and one witness who met them stated that both of them had hold of the reins, both were hatless, and were making a great noise.

Timaru Herald, 4 August 1888, Page 4 Hunting at Trelaske.
Thursday turned out a splendid day, the sun shining gloriously, and after the recent heavy rains and frost, hunting men foretold a burning scent, and I among many others jogged quietly out to Trelaske, the residence of Mr Fulbert Archer, where the meet was to take place. Mr Archer, who is a "thorough hunting gentleman," being at one time Master of the Pack, and until lately keeping a pack of his own, entertained his visitors right loyally. After justice was done to the good things provided, and a substantial lunch recorded, a move was made by the Master to the plantations around the house and adjoining paddocks, but after drawing these very carefully the result proved a blank. He then trotted on to the Rocky Hundreds where a hare was soon found on the top of the rise and after bending slightly, made straight for Saltwater Creek opposite Gedye's where she doubled, coming right straight back again to where she first started, and then on to a gully where the hounds threw up their heads, puss managing to escape, although dead beat. This was a magnificent run, the hounds going splendidly together, and was viewed from start to finish by the "roadsters" who had rather the best of it, sitting quietly in their buggies on the hill, having no fences to contend with. Among these were two very stiff gorse ones ; only about six horsemen managing to follow straight through. After a short spell another hare was soon started which proved a regular " snorter." She led the field from the first rise in the Rocky Hundreds to the Otipua Road and after ringing again brought them out at the paddock in front of Mr Meredith Kaye's, right through the paddock where the haystacks are on through Mr Stericker's paddocks until she was brought up at the pond m front of his house, the hounds meanwhile pressing her very hard. She took to the water and the whole pack went in after her, all swimming m the water at the same time. She managed to swim safely across and made to the top of the rise, where she found her strength fast failing her. Doubling back to the stockyard she made an effort to jump through the rails, but being completely done she missed and fell back into the jaws of the murderous hounds, this bringing a very fast 25 minutes to a close. The going was very heavy, and the fences being stiff, thoroughly tested the jumping powers of the horses. Mr Stericker, who happened to be about, warmly welcomed those that were in at the death, Mr Rutherford presenting with him the hare.

Evening Post, 14 August 1888, Page 2 Electric Lighting at Timaru.
Timaru, 13th August. The Borough Council this evening, after an interview with Mr. Ashoroft, jun., who submitted an offer to light the streets with electricity, resolved to instruct the Works Committee to prepare specifications on which the Electric Company and local Gas Company may tender for lighting the streets with about 100 lamps.

Star 12 September 1888, Page 3
Yesterday a fire occurred at Woodbury, whereby the house belonging to Mr Athol Fergusson, and occupied by him, was totally destroyed by fire. The house was a one roomed one, Mr Fergusson bachelorising therein. He left the place and went to Mr Webb's for a bucket of water, and a few minutes after a son of Mr Weaver's called out to him that the house he had just left was on fire. So quickly did the flames obtain the mastery that, although plenty of assistance was speedily at hand, the building was burnt to the ground, together with the contents. Besides losing his clothes, bedding, furniture, &c., Mr Fergusson had 8 pounds money in the house, which was also destroyed. He attributes the fire to a spark from the fireplace. He estimates his loss at about 50 pounds.

Otago Witness 28 September 1888, Page 10
Two children, one aged 11 and the other much younger, were charged at Timaru with horsestealing and larceny from the person. The horse was taken out of a paddock and ridden about the streets "double banked." The larceny consisted of taking 4d from another child. Mr F. Le Cren, R.M., declined to consider the youngsters as horse-stealers and highwaymen, and promptly dismissed the cases, directing the mothers, who were in court, to punish them.

Star 10 October 1888, Page 3
A day or two ago one happened to Mr W. U. Slack, at Pleasant Valley. That gentleman was getting into his trap, placing one of his feet on a spoke of the wheel, when the horse made a sudden start. Mr Slack's foot slipped between the spokes of the wheel, and he was thrown somewhat heavily to the ground. Assistance was speedily to hand, the horse stopped, and Mr Slack relieved from his perilous position. On his leg being examined it was found that no bones were broken, but the leg much bruised.

Auckland Star, 13 November 1888, Page 5
At Temuka, on Sunday, Mrs McCabeer was shot in the arm by a person unknown. She had for some days been annoyed by people tapping at the window, and on Sunday her husband went outside with his brother, and fired a pistol to scare the intruders away. He had occasionally done so before, but on this occasion the fire returned. The bullet missed Mr McCabeer, but passed through the side of the house and struck Mrs McCabeer in the arm, just below the elbow. Mrs McCabeer is doing fairly well. There is no clue to the perpetrator.

Press, 18 April 1889, Page 3
GERALDINE. Wednesday, April 17. [Before the Rev. G. Barclay and R. H. Postlethwaite, Esqs., J.P.'s.] Unlicensed Vehicle. Albert Hoskins was charged by the police with plying for hire with a carriage, the same not being licensed. G. J. Rennie and G. Fox deposed to seeing defendant picking up passengers about the street, and carrying them to the racecourse. Were not aware of what he charged, or whether he received any money. Constable Willoughby deposed to having stopped defendant at the Geraldine racecourse, on the first day of the races, and asking him if he bad a license to carry passengers, when he Bam, No F Warner, who was driving, told him (witness) that he had hired the buggy, and the passengers were friends of his. F. Warner, called by Constable Willoughby, said that he has charge of the buggy at the time in question. The others got in with his permission, and Hoskins had nothing to do with it. He (witness) took no money...

Press, 26 April 1889, Page 1 GERALDINE. Thursday, April 25. [Before the Rev. G. Barclay and R. H. Pearpoint, Esqs., J.P.'s.] Alleged Larceny. Albert Hoskins, saddler, Geraldine, was charged with stealing, on the 16th inst., a quantity of oats, about one bushel, the property of one George Fox. Accused was also charged with having, on the I7thinst. last, broken into the shop of James Wilcox Pye, Geraldine, and stolen there from one pair of trousers, value 11s, and one pair of boots, value 7s. After the hearing of both cases the prisoner was sentenced to three months' imprisonment on the first charge. In the second case he reserved his defence, and was fully committed for trial at the next sittings of the Supreme Court at Timaru.

Northern Advocate 28 September 1889, Page 3 SHOCKING ACCIDENT.
Timaru, this day. Alex. Crommbie Kingston while shooting hares this morning, his gun burst, shattered his hand and blew his nose off.

Press, 20 November 1889, Page 5
Alleged Sweating at Timaru. At a meeting of tailors at Timaru last night, it was resolved to form a journeymen tailors society at Timaru. It was said at the meeting that sweating was carried on to a certain extent in Timaru.

Star 20 November 1889, Page 2
At a meeting of master and journeyman tailors last night, Mr W. Brown, a master, in the chair, the speakers complained that work got into the hands of boys and girls, through drapers who advertised that they had experienced men, though they had not, and much of their work was sent to factories and sold as tailor-made. Men were slaving at miserable prices. If drapers carried on the trade they should employ a staff of men: Sweating was defined as the employment of women; and one master admitted that he came under this definition, but denied that he was giving sweating pay.

Timaru Herald, 28 August 1897, Page 3
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMARU HERALD Sir, I notice in a recent local that you have made me say that the taking of work by book-keepers was "sweating." The facts that led to my remark were as follows Cross-examining counsel was endeavouring to get me to say that if the work was taken home and done there it was worth less than the price I had stated, and I replied that the taking of overtime work at less than current rates was sweating." I could not complain of overtime work if done at scale rates, and I take it that sweating means working at less than a living wage." I am, etc. C. S. Fraser, F.I.A., N.Z.

Star, 13 January 1890, Page 3
Express Passengers for Timaru
Messrs T.G. Rowley, P. Coria, J. Bradley, Quinn, W.M. Gumlete, Mrs Sutherland, Mrs D. McLaren, Miss Kidd, Miss McLeod, Dr and Mrs Rawson, Mr and Miss M. Irvine, Rev. J. McKee, Mrs Brown, E.W. Vansenden, Mrs P.C. Cox, Mr A.. Turner, Miss Cox, M. Tripp, Misses Tripp (3), Cockburn, Mr Hood and Mr J. Meikle.

Star 19 March 1890, Page 4
The Temuka Leader reports that on Monday evening a serious accident happened to Mrs DeRenzy, of Huntington, Winchester. From particulars to hand, which are rather vague, it appears that Mrs DeRenzy, in company with another lady and several children, was driving from Winchester to her residence, and when nearing Smithfield turning, the horse was frightened by the passing of a bicycle, with the result that the trap was capsized. Of those in the vehicle, Mrs DeRenzy was the only one seriously injured, for it appears that the trap fell on her. She was picked up in an insensible condition and conveyed to her house, where the usual remedies were applied until medical assistance was procured. Her condition appears to be a dangerous one, but it is to be trusted that the injuries received will yield to medical skill.

Otago Witness, 24 April 1890, Page 11
Four stacks of oats, the property of Mr Squire, on Mr Simpson's land, Upper Pareora, have been destroyed by fire. The stacks were insured for 120 pounds in the South British office.

Otago Witness, 1 May 1890, Page 3
On the 23th Detective Neill and Constable Haddrellaman at Oxford supposed to be White, alias Clifford, wanted for horse stealing at Middlemarch and larceny as the bailee of a horse belonging to a Timaru resident named Shaw.

Otago Witness, 5 June 1890, Page 18
A young man named David Williams, while feeding a chaff cutter at Fairlie Creek, had his left hand by some means caught by the feed rolls and drawn in, and the hand and arm, nearly to the elbow, were sliced up by the knives before he managed to drag his arm out. Williams preserved his coolness, and his mates tied the arm up very cleverly, and then took him to the railway station, whence he was taken by train to the Timaru Hospital, where it was found necessary to amputate the arm above the elbow.

Timaru Herald, 5 June 1890, Page 3
On Tuesday last the annual meeting of the Makikihi Licensing Committee was held at the Makikihi Schoolhouse. There were present Messrs A. Carter, S. Rodgers, F. Childs, and W. J. Hardie. Mr Rodgers proposed that Mr Carter be elected chairman, which was unanimously agreed to. A renewal of the license of the Makikihi Hotel was granted to Mr J. Dore. The fee for a conditional license for this district was fixed at 10s per day. This being all the business the meeting then closed.

Otago Witness, 24 July 1890, Page 19
The friends of Mr Charles Jessop, formerly of Ngapara, will be glad to learn that he has been fortunate enough to secure about 3000 acres of grazing country at Geraldine on the perpetual lease system at 1s 1sd and 1s 3d per acre. Another local man at present working on one of the large, private properties of this district has secured 1500 acres of the very pick of the land offered at a rental of 1s 3d per acre per annum. It was thought that this section had gone back into the hands of a company, but the ballot is no respecter of persons, and the company did not get it. North Otago Times.

Poverty Bay Herald, 29 July 1890, Page 2
The election for the Timaru vacancy, caused by the death of Mr Turnbull, will take place about the middle of next month. Messrs Ross (the present Mayor of Timaru) and Rhodes (brother of the sitting member for Gladstone) are mentioned as likely candidates. Both are understood to be on the Government side of the House. Messrs E. 6. Kerr (proprietor of the Timaru Herald, who contested the seat at the general election), F. Hedger, and Aplin are also mentioned as candidates.

Press, 12 August 1890, Page 3 TEMUKA. Monday, August 11. (Before Mr C. A. Wray, R.M.)
Unnecessary Litigation. George Mehrtens, aged about twelve, was charged by Andrew Webb, aged ten, with unlawfully assaulting and beating him on Saturday, July 26th. The evidence of the two boys and of another little fellow showed that there had been a little mutual recrimination, ending in. the plaintiff getting a "clip on the ear." The case was dismissed, his Worship deprecating the fashion of parents seeking redress for such grievances in Court.
    Stone Throwing: John Spillane and Thomas Prattley were charged with unlawfull throwing stones to the danger and annoyance of the public. Fined as each without costs.
    Larceny. Edward Russell, a Native lad, aged seventeen years, was charged with stealing a pipe value 7s 6d, 6s in silver, a knife value 2s, and other articles, the property of Darby Dunn. The accused admitted taking a pipe, a knife, two handkerchiefs, and a small piece of chain, but denied taking any money. D. Dunn stated that he was engaged, at Mr Humphrey's farm at Seadown. He found the articles mentioned to be missing, and he taxed the accused with the theft. He denied is at first, but subsequently gave up the pipe. The police arrested the boy at the Maori Pah. Constables Egan and Morton gave evidence, the latter stating that accused had been sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment for the larceny of a horse, saddle and bridle. His Worship urged the accused to endeavor to lead a better life. The full term of imprisonment might have been six months, but he would only be sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labor.

Otago Witness, 6 November 1890, Page 29
A fire broke out at Timaru shortly after 9 o'clock on Sunday evening in a row of four small shops next the Ship Hotel, Timaru. Three shops, Murdoch's (painter), Shield's (tobacconist), and Clancy's [Clancky] (shoemaker), were destroyed. The four shops were insured for 300 pounds; Murdoch's and Shield's for 100 pounds each, all in the National office. Murdoch loses 120 pounds besides, and Clancy (who is uninsured) 25  pounds.
    At Timaru, on Monday, Edward L. Percival, arrested at Wellington, was committed for trial on a charge of forging three cheques of the total value of 20 pounds and uttering them to different tradesmen. Daniel Mann, alias Graham, a tailor, was also committed for stealing a 5 pound note from the bedroom of the Burkes Pass Hotel.  

North Otago Times, 21 February 1891, Page 2
The Timaru Herald of yesterday says : The ordinary monthly meeting of Lodge St. Augustine, 576, S.C., was held on Wednesday evening last at Waimate. At the conclusion of the business the R.W.M., Bro. Bowyer, called upon Bro. Gaitt, P.M., to present the immediate past master, Bro, R. G. Baxter, with a handsome past master's jewel. In making the presentation Bro. Gaitt alluded to the success of Bro. Baxter as master of the lodge during the last two years, and said that the lodge had never been in such a prosperous condition, both as to finance and membership, as it was at the present time...

New Zealand Tablet, 13 March 1891, Page 19
On last Friday evening a large number of Constable Egan's (who has been transferred to Oamaru) friends gathered at the Star Hotel for the purpose of wishing him farewell and presenting him with a testimonial of their good feeling toward him. After the usual loyal and patriotic toasts had been disposed of, Mr. Quinn, who occupied the chair, in a very flattering speech, proposed the health of the guest of the evening, Constable Egan.

Otago Witness, 19 March 1891, Page 17
The Levels Road Board bill of mortality among small birds this season (says the Timaru Herald) totals 20,455 dozen. It is stated that this destruction has made no appreciable difference in their numbers.

North Otago Times, 17 April 1891
Timaru. April 16. Early this morning the boiling down shop at Washdyke was found on fire, A gale was blowing, and as there was no water available the place was soon destroyed. The large building, with plant and machinery, is said to be worth L2000, and is the property of Mr G. M. Watts, of Christchurch. The works were used for the conversion of offal from the freezing works. Fourteen men are thrown out of employment.

Auckland Star, 1 May 1891, Page 3
By a fire at Fairlie Creek at 10.30 last night, Gaskey's saddlery and McDonald's boot shop, both owned by Caskey and Bells, and a stable owned by R. R. Taylor, Timaru, were destroyed. Caskey lost a large stock and books, and 800 sacks oats were burned in the stable. There is 150  pounds in the Union on Caskey's.

Otago Witness, 7 May 1891, Page 22
By a fire at Fairlie Creek at 10 30 on the 1st, Caskey's saddlery and M'Donald's boot shop (both owned by Mr Caskey) and Bell's stable (owned by R. R. Taylor, of Timaru) were; destroyed. Caskey lost a large stock of books, and 800 sacks of oats were burned in the stable. The insurances are : 300 pounds on the stable in the New Zealand, 150 pounds in the Union on Caskey's stock.

Timaru Herald, 14 May 1891, Page 2
Our Waimate co-respondent telegraphed last night :  Mr George Morton, a farmer at Waihao, was nearly gored to death yesterday morning by a young bull. He was in the act of opening one of the farm gates, when the animal attacking him tossed him about and gored him in a fearful manner. An employee, seeing the accident, ran to the assistance of Mr Morton, and had great difficulty in getting the animal away. The sufferer was found to be unconscious, and was carried home, Dr Barclay being at once sent for. On examination the doctor found several severe wounds about the head, stomach, and loins, with minor bruises all over the body. Mr Morton at present is in a critical condition, and fears are entertained for his recovery. 2  June He was recovering.

Timaru Herald, 2 June 1891, Page 3
To Mr Richard Gooch. On the occasion of your leaving Timaru to take up the management of the Hawkes' Bay Farmers Cooperative Association, the undersigned members of the staff of the Canterbury Farmers' Co-operative Association.

North Otago Times, 15 July 1891, Page 3 SHEEP STEALING. MAKING A CLEAN BREAST OF IT. (Timaru Herald)
The following remarkable letter has been received, addressed to the Editor. By an "oversight " which is easily understood, or from a modesty still more readily comprehended, the writer neglected to comply with the usual rule, and has not forwarded his name, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. His address is also omitted. The letter, however, is too interesting to be relegated to the wastepaper basket. Perhaps it ought to have been addressed to the police, but the officers of the law will now see it, and read it more easily in print than in the disguised "fist" of the manuscript. Dear Sir, These few days back I hear a great deal of the cleverness of experts in the case of Cambel and Wooding. Well, sir, I will tell you they are all together wrong. It's I and my mate that took them, and to prove these words I will make the following confession. Early in November last we came by Four Peaks, and took something like fifty of Wooding's sheep, not eighty-three as he says. This took place about eleven o'clock at night, but we took no black ones, we left them for Cambel. We also took some from a paddock further down and some from a paddock near Woodbury township. We took about three or four hundred of Tripp's hoggets, and some from Deniston, and some from a paddock further down. We took some from Murray's. Six times we took his shorn sheep, the last time nearly three hundred ; we shore the brands off them and re-branded them and ear-marked them. He saw them himself afterwards and knew them not. We also took some from Herren, near Rangitata. He must be a poor manager, he never missed any, although we must have taken fully five hundred in all at different times. We also took some from Rolleston a good few from about there. We took over six hundred from Postlethwaite since three years, but I never heard he lost any ; and a good few from Wigley, and a few from Hilton, a good many from the Arowhenua Estate at different times. Sir, if I am not correct in this statement, let those gentlemen I have named correct me. We have had three good seasons, but have had many a narrow escapes and was never caught, and never will be if we can help it. It will be remembered that a small grazing run settler was committed the other day on two charges of stealing the sheep, and the above is in reference to the case.

The Brisbane Courier Thursday 29 October 1891 Page 6 Missing Friends
MILNE, Alexander, of Aberdeenshire, in 1880 desired his letters addressed to Timaru P.O. Dunedin, New Zealand. Sister Elsie.

Southland Times 19 November 1891, Page 2 Farewell Gathering.
LEAF FROM A BANKER'S LIFE, There was a large and representative gathering of citizens in the Crescent Hotel yesterday afternoon to say good-bye to Mr V. G. Dunsford, manager of the local branch of the Union Bank of Australia, who leaves by the express to day for Timaru, where he takes charge of the local branch of the bank. He is succeeded here by Mr J. O. d'Emden, who had charge of the bank's business at Waimate.

Auckland Star, 2 December 1891, Page 1
Mr R. J. Seddon (no relation of the Minister of Public Works), a recent arrival from Home, has purchased the Fairlie Creek station and stock, Canterbury, at a cost of 40,000 pounds.

Press, 22 December 1891, Page 5
Fish Dinner :The Geraldine County Anglers' Society held their annual fish dinner at the Crown Hotel, Geraldine, on Friday evening, and spent a very pleasant time. There was a good attendance. The President, Mr A. M. Clark, occupied the chair, and Mr A. E. Hawkins the vice chair. After dinner toasts, appropriate to the occasion, were honoured and the challenge cups presented to the successful competitors, Messrs Beck and Nicholas. Apologies were received for non-attendance from Messrs A. E. G. Rhodes, M.H.R., and R. Heaton Rhodes, the donors of the challenge cups, and their healths being proposed, Mr Gaze responded. Songs were sung by the President and Messrs Mundell, Mendelson, Cox, Gaze and Sergeant-Major _ones, and shortly before twelve the singing of " Auld Lang Syne " gave the signal to disperse.

Otago Witness, 21 January 1892, Page 11
Mr Edwards, late chief clerk at Timaru, recently promoted as stationmaster at Palmerston South, has been presented by the Timaru railway staff with a handsome marble clock as a souvenir. Mr Jones, stationmaster, said Mr Edwards was highly esteemed as a painstaking officer, strict in his attention to duty, yet he had the goodwill of all. Members of other departments spoke in the same strain.

Otago Witness, 4 February 1892, Page 41
Dear Dot, I live at Downlands, Waimate, Canterbury South. We have had six weeks' holidays. I am in the Second Standard. I have a little tortoiseshell kitten ; please will you give me a name for it. I have a big doll for which I also want a name. I have a little brother, and his name is George William Thomas ; he is five years old. I also have a little baby sister, and she is two months old, and her name is Eveline Florence Eliza. This is a nice place where we live. I have a long way to walk to school. Yours truly, Elizabeth Annie Rebecca Neal, Waimate, January 27. (aged 8 years). [Call the kitten Tab and the doll Valentina, for you know it will soon be St. Valentine's day. Dot.]

Star 26 February 1892, Page 2
A lad named Frank Gaby, grandson of Mr James Gaby, of Geraldine, in the employ of Mr Taggart at Gapes' Valley, fell from a loaded dray on Wednesday and broke one of his legs at the ankle. Dr Craig attended to the sufferer.

New Zealand Tablet, 8 April 1892, Page 21
The visit of his Lordship the Bight Rev Dr Grimes was looked forward to by our Catholic friends of Geraldine. ... in conclusion, we hope that your Lordship may long be spared health and strength to carry on the work in your diocese, and to enable you to perform the arduous duties connected with your Episcopal position, and ask your blessing on ourselves and our families. Signed on behalf of the parish Patrick Treacy, Kyran Brophy, Timothy Sugrue, Jeremiah Connolly. Edmund Burke, Michael Connolly, P. H. McShane, Timothy Herlihy."

Timaru Herald, 19 April 1892, Page 2
Mr F. Kelland, of North Down, Timaru, received last Thursday by train from Lyttelton, ex Penguin from the Wellington quarantine ground, three English Leicester ewes and one ram, brought from England for him in the Ionic. The sheep have arrived m good health and fine condition after their voyage and long detention m quarantine, their numbers too increased by five lambs, three rams and two ewes, born in quarantine. Mr Holland some time ago commissioned a relative at Home to spend a certain sum for him on the purchase of English Leicesters, the best that could be got possessed of certain characteristics in which be considers the English Leicesters of the colony are deficient, and his friend procured for him the four sheep in question, three two-tooth ewes and a yearling ram. They were bred by Mr W Lanxon, of the Demise, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, who supplies a long pedigree of them. The five of the ewes has taken first prizes at the Devon County and Royal Cornwall shows, the ewes themselves were shown lust your at the Devon County show at Exmouth, at the Bath and West of England show, and at the Royal Cornwall, and took first prize at each place. The ram imported, and also the lambs born in quarantine, were by a ram winner of four first prizes, bred by Mr Hutchings, of Catterick, Yorkshire. We congratulate Mr Kelland on having received his sheep m good order without loss or detriment, and the district is also to be congratulated upon the fact, as the improvement in Mr Kelland's flock will in due course spread to others. To recognise wherein an existing breed is deficient, and to make an endeavour to remedy particular defects, this is the rational course to follow in seeking to improve a flock, and this is the course Mr Kelland has taken.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 7 May 1892, Page 2
At Timaru, on Tuesday, two farms were offered for sale. Woldfields, on the bank of the Opihi, 200 acres, brought no bid. Seaforth Farm, near the coast at Washdyke, 670 acres, cut into four, the buyer of one having the option to take all, was passed in at 15 pounds and 5s.

The Brisbane Courier Friday 3 June 1892 Missing Friends
CHAMBERS, Thomas, shoemaker, and his wife Sophie were last heard of in 1884 from Timaru, New Zealand; he was then working for Messrs. Wade and Shea, bootmakers. Sisters Rebecca and Mary would like to hear of them.

New Zealand Tablet, 3 June 1892, Page 29
Temuka, May 30 1892. The rage for the tug-of-war has taken possession of us in no lesser degree than other civilised people. It was introduced by the English Church people at their bazaar some time ago. Shortly after this it was notified that a tug-of-war would be held at Timaru, and the well-known patriotic Irishman, Mr M. Scannell, took upon himself the task of getting up an Irish team. Whatever he undertakes always succeeds. Soon a learn of sturdy Irish hearts were got together, and for about a week they met in Mr J. Angland's granary night after night for practice. Those who constituted the team were : R. Blyth, 14st 71b; M. Hannafin, l4st 71b; D. Angland, 12st 10 lb; J. McAuliffe, 12st 10 lb; J. O'Grady, 12st 81b ; W. Angland, 12st 71b ; E. Carr, 12st 71b ; and P. Small, 12st 71b ; total, 104 st 71b ; average weight, 13st l lb. It will be seen they were not a heavy team. The Irish were the first to perform in Timaru, and vanquished the Railway in nine minutes.

Timaru Herald, 2 July 1892, Page 2
W. E. and W. F. Potts, and that the auctioneering some years will, in future be conducted under the name of Muslin and Potts. Mr W. B. Potts, who has recently arrived in Timaru, is we understand, not new to the business, while Mr W. F. Potts is well known throughout the district. The well known voice of Mr Maslin will still be heard at all auction sales, which will be held by him an heretofore, while the residence in town of his two partners will ensure prompt attention to the interests of clients. We cordially wish the tripple team a successful career.

Temuka Leader 5 July 1892 Page 2
Business Change. The business lately owned and carried on by Mr M. Connolly, saddler and harness maker, Geraldine, has been taken over by Mr George Bethune, who advertises that he will carry it on in the same style and put in the same good workmanship for which Mr Connolly is noted. Mr Connolly will also remain with Mr Bethune for a time before leaving.

Star 8 July 1892, Page 3
Timaru, July 8. Mr Fulbert Archer, of the firm of Messrs Miles, Archer and Co., who is about to leave for Christchurch, was entertained at dinner last night by his friends in South Canterbury. Mr Teschemaker, the Chairman, proposed the health of the guest, dwelling on the great interest Mr Archer had taken in public and social affairs here. Mr Archer made a very happy reply.

Timaru Herald, 16 July 1892, Page 2
On Thursday last a serious accident happened to a young man named Marriott, who was working by himself at a road excavation on Mr William Quinn's farm at Gorge Hill. A mass of earth fell on Marriott, and he was unable to free himself. He remained in that painful position for an hour and a half, when he was released by Mr Charles Boyce who happened to be passing. It was then found that one of Mr Marriott's legs was broken. He was first taken to Mr John Rankin's farm, and subsequently to the Waimate hospital, where his injuries were attended to by Dr Barclay.  

Otago Witness 27 October 1892, Page 21
A man named John Wallace, a farmer at Pleasant Valley (says the Temuka Leader), got himself into an awkward fix last week. He was "discing," and, while riding on the crossbar, he got his feet caught in the discs and was thrown forward into such a position that he could not extricate himself. He was, fortunately; able to free the horses, but he was a prisoner for fully three hours before he was released, and was so exhausted that he had to be helped home.

Otago Witness, 15 December 1892, Page 19
The Timaru Herald reports that the Tekoa brought with her four head of the rough-haired Highland cattle, selected for Mr G. H. Rhodes, of Claremont. There are one bull and three cows, in various shades of rod-brown. A black cow died on the voyage.

Timaru Herald, 12 December 1892, Page 2
Sailed. Dec. 11 Helen Denny, barque, 728 tons, Carnell, for London.
EXPORTS. In the Helen Denny, N.M. and A. Co. agents 4418 sks wheat. 2444 bales wool.
Shippers of wheat: C.F.A., Elworthy,
Agents of wool; Rattray and Sons, Kettlewell, N.Z. and A.L. Co, Ballantyne, Elworthy, Murgatroyd, C.F.A., Roberts and Sons. Agents.

Otago Witness, 2 February 1893, Page 23
Auctions. LOT 40. McATEER, THOMAS.
Area, 127 a2r 26p. Situation At junction of Gully Bush road and Ford's road, about five miles from Waitohi Flat.
Land - Good, and suitable for farming.
Buildings - Good dwelling house of six rooms, stable, and woolshed.

Otago Witness, 2 February 1893, Page 18 NZ UNIVERSITY. RESULT OF EXAMINATIONS.
Christchurch, January 31. The following New Zealand University examination results have been published :  JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIPS. Marks.
Maud Edith Lawvell, Timaru ....3724
Harold Whitmore Williams, Timaru ... 3707

Timaru Herald, 3 February 1893, Page 2
The platform at Temuka railway station is to be replaced by a longer one of soil with concrete faca-wall. The proposed extension is only 12 feet, which the residents think far too short. There is a good deal of sickness in Temuka just now, and several cases of typhoid fever. Last year the town was exceptionally free from everything but the "prevailing epidemic," and the excess of births over deaths was unusually large.

Otago Witness, 13 April 1893, Page 33
Next morning (Saturday) was spent in photographing, visiting, strolling around Timaru, and the majority of us were very courteously initiated into the mysteries of cloth weaving by Mr Lane, a former resident of Dunedin. In the afternoon, under the guidance of the father of the party, we rode some six miles out of Timaru to Otipua, the handsome residence of G. G. Russell, Esq., and were most hospitably received by Miss Murphy, who with her sister treated us to an excellent cup of afternoon tea and cream, and showed us round the house, leaving us to find our own way about the lovely grounds. Well provided with apples, and jackets bedecked with buttonholes of violets and maidenhair fern, we bade good-bye to our hostess and her companion, feeling deeply sensible of the hospitality extended to us, and all agreed that the afternoon could not have been better spent.

Otago Daily Times 20 April 1893, Page 2
A boy named Thomas Grant got his left hand rather badly cut in some machinery at the Phoenix Jam Factory yesterday. The injuries were dressed at the hospital, after which the lad proceeded home.

Otago Witness, 27 April 1893, Page 4
Messrs G. King and Co. have completed, on behalf of the late J. M. Watt, the sale of the Washdyke Meat Preserving and Boiling Down Works to a syndicate.

The Brisbane Courier Friday 12 May 1893 Missing Friends
WHITE, John E. W., late of Bridge House, Deptford, sailed in the s.s. Rimutaka, for Timaru, New Zealand, on 13th January, 1888.
His parents wish to know his whereabouts.

The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 14 June 1893, page 2. Missing Friends
BLYTH, Sam, was last heard of June, 1883, when sheep shearing at Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand. Brother Thomas seeks him.

Otago Witness, 6 July 1893, Page 23
Mr R. Pinckney, hon, secretary of the Geraldine Acclimatisation Society.

Timaru Herald, 6 July 1893, Page 4
Alfred Nicholas was charged on the information of Edward Pilbrow, registrar of dogs for the town district of Temuka, with having two unregistered dogs m his possession on June 30th. His dogs were kept outside the boundary at the premises of his employer, he himself residing in the town. He caused them to be registered as sheep dogs and paid a fee of 2s 6d each, claiming that he was entitled to do so as a drover. One dog having been sold before the information was laid, the charge in this respect would be withdrawn. The other dog would have to be registered in the town.
    Frederick Morris was charged with having one unregistered dog. In this case the defendant had registered his dog while residing at Seadown, outside the boundary. He was only an occasional resident in the town. His dog was a sheep dog, although he could only use it occasionally as such. He claimed to be a drover, although latterly he had not had much work at this business.  The case was dismissed.
    George McMillan was charged with having three unregistered dogs. The defendant, it was shown, was a resident m the town and was engaged m stock dealing. He also owns a farm in the country and had registered his dogs as a farmer. Some discussion took place as to whether defendant was more a dealer than a farmer, in which case it was claimed that he was liable to pay the full fee of 10s, his principal business being done at his town premises.
    C. Storey [sic. Story] v. J. D. Webber, claim 7s 6d, horse hire Judgment for plaintiff with costs.
    P. Wareing v. George Elkis, claim 3 pounds, damages by trespass. Mr Salmond for plaintiff.

The Brisbane Courier Friday 21 July 1893 Page 2 Missing Friends
GRIMWOOD, Henry, left Semer, Suffolk, with a friend (Nat. Barton) in 1863 for Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand. His son Harry has lost all trace of him since 1873.

Otago Witness, 27 July 1893, Page 23
PALMERSTON. July 21. Constable Luke Mullaney, who has been transferred from here to Fairlie Creek, was the recipient of a very flattering address, accompanied by a substantial purse of sovereigns subscribed by the residents of the town and district.

Timaru Herald, 14 October 1893, Page 2
ARRIVED. Oct 13 Rio Loge, brig, 271 tons, Patterson, from Dunedin.
SAILED. Oct 13 Helen Denny, barque, 860 tons, Carnell, for Gisborne.
In Harbour. Barque Bluebell. Brig Bio Loge.
Bass Rock (Captain Hughes) 97
Diana (Captain Stephens) 86
Vallejo (Captain Potter) 74
The brig Rio Loge arrived from Dunedin yesterday morning, to load produce for Brisbane. The barque Helen Denny was towed out by the Mana yesterday morning, bound for Gisborne, in ballast. The s. s. Brunner is expected from Westport on Tuesday to land a cargo of coal for Mr John Jackson.

North Otago Times, 10 February 1894, Page 4
At Timaru yesterday a laborer named Thomas Morgan was charged with deserting his wife in October, 1891. It appeared that he went to Queensland at the time stated for shearing, and promised to return when the season was over, and to send money while he was away. He sent L 5 three months after he left, and then no more, and Mrs Morgan stated that she received only three letters from defendant, though he said he sent eight. Defendant denied that he had any desire to desert bin wife, and told a story of sickness and bad luck, excusing his not writing by saying he supposed his wife had left Timaru, as he got no replies to his later letters. He was making his way to Timaru to look for his wife when he was arrested at Oamaru. The Resident Magistrate adjourned the case for a week, to see if defendant was in earnest or not in desiring to provide for his wife. Timaru Herald.

Otago Witness, 15 March 1894, Page 11
Mr J. H. Doyle (founder of Doyleston, near Leeston), now owner of the Eversley mill at Fairlie, showed us (Timaru Herald) on Saturday a sample of red clover and cow grass seed grown by him in a 30-acre paddock near the mill. It is a very nice-looking sample, and experts who have seen it say it is better than the imported. Mr Doyle had taken 40 tons of hay off the paddock, and the sample of seed was taken from the second crop, which will be ready to cut in the course of two or three weeks. He expects a fairly good yield, but the absence of a proper clover- sheller in the district will make it difficult to get the whole of it into sacks. These seeds are worth money, and a very profitable crop when a fair yield is obtained.

North Otago Times, 23 March 1894, Page 3
A clearing sale was held today (Tuesday) at Downlands on account of Mrs Price and Son, when there was a good attendance.

North Otago Times, 23 February 1877, Page 2
Though much damage was done by the late stormy weather amongst the crops of this district there have been some individual exceptions arising from early cutting. For example, on "Down-lands," Mr Leonard Price's farm, the wheat and oats were cut and partly garnered. Care had been taken to machine it at a stage which would ensure its full hardening in the sheaf. Thus, when the storm and wet came on it, its effects were not of a serious nature, and the late succession of fine weather has fully developed and hardened it. Mr Price is now thrashing his oats.

Auckland Star, 24 April 1894, Page 5 Timaru, Monday
The Grand Lodge of New Zealand has granted a charter to Lodge Mackenzie. No, 93, Fairlie Creek.

Timaru Herald, 12 June 1894, Page 2
The ten men selected here, says the Timaru Herald to form a bush settlement in the Rangitikei district, left by the s.s. Omapee on Saturday night. Their names are
Benjamin Salvin
Robert Hamilton
Charles Jackson
James Rumble
Charles Travis
James Gardner
James Smith
C.C. Reilly
John (Johan) Kraiger
W. Wells
Rumble took his wife and three children, and Reilly took a boy.
Two other married men went up on their own amount, paying their own passages, in hopes of getting something to do up north. There were a good many present to see the party off, though the boat did not leave till nearly 1 a.m. The is probably the first party of the sort that has included a Justice of the Peace. Mr Charles Jackson was sworn in on Friday, and he promised his friends to see to the law and order department for the party.

New Zealand Tablet, 7 September 1894, Page 19
On Saturday afternoon last a plucky rescue from drowning occurred at Arowhenua. A boy of six years of age sipped into a creek where the water was about 5ft in depth. There were only two or three children present when the accident occurred, but shortly after Mrs Ellen Bourke arrived, and at once plunged into the water after the boy, who was totally under the water save his arm. The poor woman went down over head, there being a spring-hole in the locality. She succeeded in lifting the boy above the surface of the water, and then assistance arrived, and with great difficulty she was extricated from her perilous condition. Such bravery is worthy of recognition from the Humane Society.

Otago Witness, 25 October 1894, Page 31
A trotting club has been established at Temuka with a present membership of 56. The Officers are: President, Dr J. S. Hayes; Vice presidents. Messrs Guinness and D. Henry ; judge, Mr A. M. Clark ; secretary, Mr John Quinn ; treasurer, Mr C. Storey ; timekeeper. Mr A. S. Jenkins ; clerk of the course, Mr J. Moynihan ; handicapper, Mr G. Dowse ; starter, Mr C. Storey. It is arranged to hold the first meeting on December.

North Otago Times, 1 October 1894, Page 3 WAIMATE COUNTY COUNCIL.
The ordinary monthly meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday. Present: Messrs Elworthy (chair), Lyall, Manchester, Morton, Murphy and Cameron.
    Mr Jno. Carrol, Waitaki, applied to have a crossing made over the water-race to give access to his property, Overseer to attend.
    Mr Edward Butt applied for permission to erect a gate on roadline near his residence, Waitaki North.
    Mr Geo. Park, Waitaki North, wrote stating that Edward Butt had not removed the obstruction on the road line referred to by him in a previous letter. On the motion of Mr Cameron, seconded by Mr Lyall, it was resolved : " That Mr E. Butt's application to place a gate on the road next his section at Waitaki be granted, provided he complies with the Act." Mr Geo. Park and nine others, Waitaki North, complained of the bad state of a cross road in that district.
    Mr Murphy moved: "That James Kennedy be paid in full for the race constructed by him at Waihao." Mr Morton seconded the resolution, and in doing so said that the Council had been given value for the 2s charged by Kennedy. The resolution was put to the meeting and declared lost, only the mover and seconder voting for it;. Waimate Times.

Evening Post, 15 October 1894, Page 2
Timaru, This Day. A. W. Gaze, commission agent at Temuka, late Clerk to the Arowhenua Town Board, has been arrested and remanded on charges of forging a receipt and sundry embezzlements. An information has been laid by the Government Auditor.  

Timaru Herald, 5 December 1894, Page 2
Detective Livingstone and Constable Bourke yesterday arrested a man named J. Robertson on a charge of stealing a number of sheep and lambs, valued at 45 pounds, the property of James Austin, farmer, Lower Rangitata. Robertson is a small settler in the district named. He is to come before the court at Temuka this morning.

Timaru Herald, 17 January 1895, Page 4
PROBATE. His Honour granted orders in probate as follows :
Adam McIntosh, deceased, late of Timaru, farmer
James Jones, deceased, stonemason, Timaru
John Cuthbert, deceased, no occupation, Timaru
Letters of administration were granted as follows --
Re James Stevenson, deceased, contractor, Opihi
Thomas Rainey, deceased, labourer, Winchester
The affidavit of Mrs Wells, in re Thomas Rennett, deceased, late of Timaru, subject to filing in the Supreme Court.

Timaru Herald, 15 January 1895, Page 2
Early yesterday Mr Tatam, senr., in the employ of Mr N. Dunlop, at Geraldine, was gored by a bull belonging to the latter, in a paddock, as also, Mr J. Brown, senr., who went to Tatam's assistance. Tatam, who was unconscious, was removed to Mr Brown's residence close by, and Dr Hislop and Mr Dunlop sent for, who found Tatam badly hurt, especially about the head.

North Otago Times, 13 February 1895, Page 3
Timaru. February 12.
Great interest was taken in the Harbor Board election. Those returned for Timaru are : Messrs Moss Jonas, G. B. Bullock and W. Evens. For the Levels district : Messrs J. Sullivan and T. Pringle.

Timaru Herald, 22 February 1895, Page 2
The annual prize distribution of the Temuka Wesleyan Sunday School took place last Sunday afternoon. The proceedings were opened by Mr J. W. Miles who gave an address to the scholars, following were the principal prizetakers: 
GIRLS  Miss Storey's class, Annie Hope, Lavinia King, Elsie Gapper ; Miss Lynch's class, Eva Lynch, Comfort Davis, and Grace Hope ; Miss Every's class, Ada Robinson, Lizzie Hooper, Mamie McCallum.
BOYS Mr Low's class, Frank King, Joseph Barrett. Geo. Harrison; Miss Brown's class, Willie Bowman, Ray Longson, John Bowman ; Miss L. Brown's class, Walter Davis, Thomas Robinson, Stanley Brown ; Miss Fawdray's class, Arthur King, Gordon Gapper, Walter King.

Ashburton Guardian, 29 April 1895, Page 2
At Timaru this morning, about fifteen minutes past two o'clock, a fire broke out in Mr McClelland's baker's shop and dwelling combined, in Stafford street South, opposite Mr Jackson's timber yard. The glare of the fire was first seen by the children of Mr John Hardcastle, whose house is at the back of the bakery. Mr Hardcastle, on being aroused rushed out, and at once ascertained if any one was in the place. He found that Mr McClelland and his father in-law, Mr Beresford, were asleep upstairs, and it was with great difficulty that they were got out, the dense smoke having almost suffocated them. Mr Beresford was very ill, and it was sometimes before he was quite brought round. A passerby ran to give the alarm, but twenty minutes elapsed before the brigade turned out, and the building was completely gutted, only part of the walls standing. The origin of the fire cannot be accounted for. The building was insured for 300 pounds and the furniture for 100 pounds in the Manchester office. Mr McClelland was leaving for a visit to the old country to-morrow, and had picked up his clothes. These were saved with some furniture.

Timaru Herald, 9 May 1895, Page 2
A trap accident of a serious nature, which might have been attended with fatal results, happened to Mrs Williams, of St. Andrews, and some lady friends, on Tuesday afternoon, when driving to Makikihi. On nearing Mr William Quinn's farm they met a number of pigs feeding on the side of the road. The pigs caused the horse to take fright and capsize the trap, throwing the occupants out on to the road, and it was only by a mere chance that a little girl belonging to Mrs Williams was not killed, that lady having the presence of mind to drag the child clear of the trap. Mrs Wilson, of Makikihi, was rendered insensible through shock to the system, and it was some time before she regained consciousness. With the assistance of some men not far off the trap was righted, and on examination was found to be badly damaged.

Timaru Herald, 20 May 1895, Page 2
It is reported that the Windsor Downs Estate, in the Hakateramea Valley, has been sold to Mr Alexander McCaw, of Oamaru. This property was owned by the Colonial Investment Company, and was managed by Mr John Cameron.

Timaru Herald, 4 July 1895, Page 2
We learn that a small party of Timaru golfers accepted an invitation from Mr J. C. Thierens, junr., and visited the Otaio Estate on Monday last to try conclusions with the country votaries of golf. The links were excellent, and the country travelled over brought out all the best points of the players. The result of the game was a decisive win for the countrymen.

Timaru Herald, 5 July 1895, Page 2
William Murray, who was sentenced to three months' imprisonment by the Waimate justices, has been for the last three or four weeks living m an untenanted house, with nothing but straw to cover him. As a means of subsistence he went round the hotel pig barrels and the school grounds picking up crumbs and scraps of food that had been thrown away.

Timaru Herald, 5 July 1895, Page 2
Mr Alpheus Hayes, of Centrewood, has had a number of sheep worried by dogs. As the owners of the dogs are known, they will have time to consider what their neglect to chain up their pets has cost them, when they receive the bill for the damage done.

Timaru Herald, 11 July 1895, Page 2
On Tuesday evening a social gathering, which was very largely attended, was held in the Primitive Methodist Church Barnard street, when occasion was taken to bid farewell to Mr and Mrs D. Falla and family, who are about leaving for the Old Country. The Rev. J. Sharp presided, and addresses were delivered by Messrs J. Hilton and J. Bootbroyd. Mr G. Paice was to have spoken but had to leave before the meeting concluded. During the evening presentations were made to the children by Mr Hilton, the superintendent, on behalf of the teachers and scholars of the Sabbath school. The proceedings were enlivened with various musical items by the choir under the leadership of Mr R. Mathieson, Miss Tomlinson presiding at the organ. After the usual votes of thanks, which included a special one to the ladies of the church for gratuitously providing the refreshments, and Mr J. Dockrill for his assistance, a very pleasant entertainment was brought to a close.

Timaru Herald, 9 September 1895, Page 2
Mr J. S. Rutherford informs us that he has received a letter from Mr John Ross, Glentanner Station, who states that he has been up to the Hermitage and found everything all right there, and the cattle fit for the butcher. He asked, indeed, if Mr Rutherford would sell him a beast for beef, as they were without either beef or mutton at Glentanner and Birch Hill.

Timaru Herald, 11 September 1895, Page 4 PAREORA.
The dancing class held in the schoolroom concluded a very successful session, and the thanks of the young, people are due to Messrs Hutton Ward and Laggan for providing at no small trouble to themselves a healthy and pleasant amusement for the winter evenings. The last item of interest here was the supper and dance at Hairfield Farm last Thursday evening. The farm became the property of Mr John Campbell about nine years ago. Since then Mr Campbell has greatly improved it. The farm standing nestling at the foot of the Zigzag, well sheltered by trees which have been planted by the owner, the substantially built stone house, the granary, stables, woolshed and yards attached, present an appearance that for convenience and comfort cannot be excelled in South Canterbury. The appearance of the whole place suggests at once the idea that the owner believes in doing everything well, and certainly when Mr and Mrs Campbell invited their friends and neighbours to the number of about 70 to a night's enjoyment, they m no way belied that opinion. The granary was nicely decorated and fitted up for dancing, while the loft adjoining was fitted up and decorated for the supper room. The table along its whole length of 40 feet was loaded with everything that could tempt the appetite, and the whole laid with an elegance and taste that spoke volumes for the skill of the worthy hostess. Dancing commenced at 8 p.m., and continued till 11 o'clock, when a move was made for supper.  

Timaru Herald, 24 September 1895 page 4 "THREE LOG WHARE."
In the Land Department's annual report we find the following notice of the settlement occupied by families from Timaru, which has been spoken, of here as "Three Log Whare": - Kawhatau Settlement, containing 1000 acres, was started on the south side, of the Rangitikei, opposite to the Mangaweka Township on the Kawhatau River, the block being allotted to twelve settlers, who are now located on the land. Under co-operative contracts 198 acres were felled, 10 to 20 acres being felled on each allotment to give every settler a start, the bush being felled an a continuous block to insure a good burn. It is intended to fell a further block of a similar size this winter, after which it is expected the settlers will have made sufficient start to be able to continue their own bushfelling. Access to the farm settlement, as well as to other settlements in the neighbourhood, has been obtained by crossing the Rangitikei River from the Three Log Whare Road, with a cage on wire rope, the span being 380 ft. A temporary track from Clayton's crossing; where the river is crossed, has been made into the settlement, this track being necessary owing to the absence of a bridge over the river to connect with the Kawhatau Valley Road.
A map of the settlement is given, with the names of the settlers (twelve). This shows that the only roads within the settlement as yet, are "horse roads," and even this was not continuous when the map was prepared. The river appears to be fordable at one place. The wire and cage does not, promise much as an outlet for a heavy export of produce. "Clayton" appears to have been ahead of the Government which was wholly timbered. The crookedness of some of the road lines indicates steep hills close, to the bank of the sections, and a trig station near is marked "2064ft." 

Otago Witness, 26 September 1895, Page 18
Henry Lapthorn, who was killed on the railway line at Timaru, the driver of the train (Bracefield) stated that deceased threw himself in front of the engine. Evidence was also given that deceased lived in great poverty and had been despondent about the future of his children. The jury in their verdict said they did not know whether deceased's act was intentional or not, and they exonerated the driver from blame.

Timaru Herald, 29 October 1895, Page 2
A nasty accident happened on Saturday last to Miss Oxby, mistress of Gapes' Valley school. The young lady was riding to Geraldine and it appears that the animal shied at something on the roadside so that the rider was unseated and, in attempting to break the fall on the hard metal road, Miss Oxby's right arm was badly broken at the wrist. Dr Teevan was sent for at once and attended to the sufferer at Mr Mee's. On enquiry we learn that Miss Oxby is now doing as well as can be expected.

Press, 12 November 1895, Page 6 S.S. IONIC.
The following is the list of passengers for New Zealand by the Ionic, which left London on October 3rd:
Mr T. Crawford, Timaru
Miss E. Joseph, Timaru
Mr J. Silverton, Timaru
Mrs R. Smith, Miss E. Smith, Miss L. Smith, Miss A. Smith, Miss B. Smith, Timaru
Mr E. Williams, Timaru

Timaru Herald, 20 December 1895, Page 4 CHRISTCHURCH SCHOOL OF ART.
The following is an extract from the list of results of the Canterbury College examination in connection with the School of Arts, referring to Timaru students:  Freehand. Pass Excellent: Alice Mendelson, M. L. Boweher, S.N. Holt, A, M, Chisholm.
Pass Good: O. M. Elworthy, M. M'P. Raine.
Pass: M. H, Nelson Stedman. Seven candidates, no failures.
Model.: Pass Excellent: Ellen Grant, K. Laing-Meason, J. N. Holt, M. L. Bowcher, A. M. Chisholm, N. B. Inman.
Pass Good : E. King, M. N. Stedman.
Pass: K. W. Marchant, A. M. Buchanan, E. Laing-Meason.
Twelve candidates, one failure. The candidates named are all Miss Hall's pupils, except Stedman, a pupil of Mr Blake. We, congratulate Miss Hall upon the record. We may also add that Elworthy, Raine, Marchant, Mendelson, Grant, and Laing-Meason are pupils of Miss Lissaman's school. 

Timaru Herald, 21 December 1895, Page 2
A young man named James Alfrey met with a serious accident at Waimate yesterday. He was cutting wood with one of Mr W. Hawkin's engines, and something catching m the saw he gave it a kick with his right foot. His foot struck the saw, and was cut nearly in two in an instant. The unfortunate man was immediately taken to the hospital, and his injuries attended to by Dr Cooke.

Timaru Herald, 21 December 1895, Page 2
A pleasant little event took place on Thursday at Mr Beckingham's workshop, When the foreman, Mr J. Peattie, was presented with a pretty white and gold china tea set, as a token of esteem, on the eve of his marriage. Mr J. Hall, m making the presentation on behalf of his fellow employees, spoke a few words of congratulation, and hoped that Mr and Mrs Peattie would live long and happily in their new life, and enjoy many a cup of refreshing tea out of the set.

Timaru Herald, 21 December 1895, Page 2
A letter received in Christchurch from Lieutenant Andrew says that some of the New Zealanders serving m the British army in India have been smelling powder lately. Mr Bailey, son of Colonel Bailey, of Timaru, was invalided from the Waziristan field force, and Mr Davidson, son of another Canterbury settler, General Davidson, accompanied the Gwalibr transport corps to Chitral. Mr Andrew, whose application to be attached to the force in Central Africa was declined, has received twelve months' furlough, and expects to reach Melbourne early next month.

Timaru Herald, 14 January 1896, Page 4
PROBATE. Mr C. Howard Tripp to apply for probate of the will of John Grant, Temuka ;
Mr Clement to apply for probate of will of Eliza Hill, Waimate

Timaru Herald, 15 January 1896, Page 2 MAGISTERIAL.
TEMUKA Tuesday, Jan. 14th. (Before C. A. Wray, Esq., S.M.) Richard Sharp, jun., of Kakahu, was charged with fuviously riding through the public streets of Temuka on the night of December 31st, 1895. Mr Hay appeared for defendant, who pleaded Not Guilty." After hearing the evidence of Constable Bourke, George Bowman, and Ernest Morris, His Worship said that although the pace at which defendant admitted he was riding, 8 miles an hour, might not be fast upon a country road, yet it was certainly too fast for a town. As defendant was a well conducted young man he was cautioned as to riding rapidly through the streets of a township.
    Cope Waaka, a Maori, was charged with committing a breach of the peace on the night of December 27th. Defendant pleaded not guilty." Constable Bourke described a row between defendant and Tipman. The latter had been arrested and had been dealt with by the Justices. Waaka got away. Defendant denied any fighting and described his meetings with Tipman. Might have knocked him down, but did not call that fighting. His Worship said that he was afraid he must call it fighting. He would dismiss defendant, but would caution him against such conduct in future.
    Patrick Hoare was charged with procuring whiskey for a prohibited person, Thomas Peacock. Mr Hay appeared for defendant, who pleaded not guilty. The evidence was to the effect that Frances Peacock, a daughter of Thomas Peacock, and employed in his office, saw Hoare in and out of her father's premises from December 14th to the 18th. On the latter day saw her father and defendant in the back premises amongst some bags of chaff. Did not see them drinking. Her father was more or less under the influence of drink during all the period mentioned. Constable Bourke noticed Hoare on the 18th enter Peacock's shop, and both went into the back premises, Peacock returning to the front shop in about a minute to attend to a customer. Went into the back premises and found amongst the bags of chaff a lemonade bottle of whiskey (produced). Hoare had then left. He had made enquiries, and could not trace where or by whom the whiskey was purchased. Mr Hay submitted that the case must fall through, as there was no trace of connection between the whiskey and Hoare. Had the constable searched the premises previously and not found any whiskey, and immediately after Hoare's entry the whiskey had been found, the case would have assumed a different aspect. As it was it might have been an old plant of Peacock's.

Star 22 January 1896, Page 1 Funeral.
The remains of the late Mr A.. M. Clark were interred, in late Temuka cemetery on Tuesday. The funeral cortege was a long one, and numbered representatives of the farming and commercial community from North and South Canterbury, together with a number of present and former employes. Messrs Bain, M'Coll, Murray and Sutherland, formerly manager's under the deceased, acted as pall-bearers, and the Directors of the Caledonian Society were present in a body. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev J. Dickson, in accordance with the rites of the Presbyterian Church.

New Zealand Tablet, 20 March 1896, Page 27
I am sorry to have to announce the removal from Temuka to Havelock of Constable E. Egan. Constable Egan has been in Temuka for about seven years, and during that time he has earned for himself by his uprightness and perfect conception of his duties, the goodwill, esteem, and respect of all with whom he came in contact. No one under the discharge of such disciplinary duties as fall to the lot of the man in the force could have gained more universal respect as Constable Egan had done. He has also created for himself a name for bravery, as it will be remembered the constable rescued the late Mr Mulhern from being burnt to death in the Royal Hotel fire. For his brave conduct Constable Egan was awarded the Humane Society's bronze medal. On the 6th March a social in his honour was held in the Volunteer Hall, which was a very representative one, Mr M. Quinn occupying the chair. The speakers all bore testimony of Constable Egan's sterling worth. The removal, I might mention, is a promotion.

Timaru Herald, 26 March 1896, Page 2
Mr Halstead's annual social was given on Thursday last, and compared with all the many preceding ones, it was certainly the most successful. This was, no doubt, owing to the untiring efforts of Mr Halstead and his kindly family, who did everything in their power to make their friends feel at home, and they succeeded admirably. Guests to the number of over 100 assembled from all parts of the district, Timaru being largely represented. The woolshed, where the dance took place, was beautifully decorated with greenery, ferns and flowers, and many Chinese lanterns added greatly to the effect. Dancing was kept up with much spirit until the early hours of the morning, songs being interspersed. Miss F. Halstead sang with her usual taste and expression, and Miss L. Cottam (a new arrival at the Point) has already proved herself a great acquisition. Dr Thomas and Messrs J. Acton and Lightband also contributed. The delicious refreshments were done ample justice to. The music was supplied by Mr Allan, of Timaru. Three hearty cheers for Mr and Mrs Halstead brought one of the pleasantest gatherings at Pleasant Point to a close.

Star 28 April 1896, Page 4
Funeral. The remains of Mrs Mary Halstead, wife of Mr W. Halstead, one of the earliest settlers at Pleasant Point, were interred on Sunday at the Pleasant Point Cemetery. The officiating clergymen were the Rev. Stanley Hinson, incumbent of St Alban's, Pleasant Point, and the Rev. Thomas Farley, of St Saviour's, Temuka. In spite of most inclement weather there was a very large attendance of old settlers, many of whom drove a great distance to be present. The floral offerings were unusually handsome and numerous.

Timaru Herald, 7 April 1896, Page 2
Several Timaru and Pleasant Point singers took part in the concert, including Mr R. Needham, Miss M. Foster, Miss Jones, Miss Halstead, Mr J. Acton, Miss Aggie Irvine, Mr Flockton, and Mr Phil Needham, Miss M. Foster and Miss D. Sutherland playing the accompaniments.

Otago Witness, 23 April 1896, Page 7
In May, last year, some excitement was caused by the discovery that trucks of badly infested grain were being sent by rail from Timaru to Winchester and other places. Mr D. L. Inwood wired from the latter place, asking that the Government would prevent the further distribution, as the dissemination of the pest might prove disastrous. The following extracts from the correspondence on this subject may prove of interest :- (Extract from letter from D. L. Inwood, Winchester, May 26, 1894.) For a long time past many months certain stores, or at all events one store, in Timaru have been so over-run with weevils that the beach, and to some extent the town, appears to have been infested with the plague, and much wheat has been totally destroyed. What may happen in the town of Timaru is, in a sense, no concern to those outside it ; but if the infected wheat is to be loaded into railway trucks and sent all over the country the result is too serious to need comment. So far, I believe, the country generally is free from the pest, and I have not heard of it yet outside of Timaru. Is the case such that the department could prohibit the trucking of infested wheat? If not, could the Railway Commissioners be moved to issue instructions to their subordinates to refuse to accept trucks of weevilly wheat?

The West Australian Tuesday 2 June 1896
Detective Kirby, a well-known police officer, was arrested at Napier on May 19, and charged with having in 1882, at Timaru, threatened to accuse John Herman of a certain crime with a view of extorting money, and causing him to sign two cheques for 400 pounds and 300 pounds respectively. He was remanded to Wellington. Herman only recently returned from America, and a friend to whom he disclosed the alleged offence informed the Government. Hence the present proceedings.

Timaru Herald, 5 June 1896, Page 2
Mr C. B. Kingsley, stock agent at Temuka, met with an accident on Wednesday by which he was considerably bruised and his life endangered. He and Mr De- Renzy were riding on the latter's farm at Winchester, and practising jumping over fences. On taking a fence into the road Mr Kingsley's horse came down, and when he got up his rider's foot stuck in the stirrup, the horse galloped off, dragging Mr Kingsley along the road for a couple of chains. Fortunately his foot then came out of the stirrup, or the accident must have resulted in a shocking fatality.

Auckland Star, 17 July 1896, Page 8
CHARGE OF BIGAMY. Invercargill, this day. J. R. Wilson, charged with bigamy, was committed for trial today and admitted to bail, self in 100 pounds and two sureties of 500 pounds each. Accused, who, it is alleged, had a wife and family at Temuka, married a young woman in Invercargill a year ago.

Timaru Herald, 22 July 1896, Page 2
Mr S. Coughlan has purchased from Mr Hugh Corbett his farm of 103 acres at Seadown, at 16 pounds per acre. A good stone house and all necessary out-buildings are erected on the property. Previously to the purchase, Mr Coughlan was the lessee of the farm.

Mr Williams, of the Crown Lands Department in Southland, has been appointed Crown Lands Ranger for South Canterbury, vice Mr A. P. O'Callaghan, who now holds the position of Valuer to the Government Advances to Settlers Office. The Ranger's district extends from the Waitaki to the Rakaia, the headquarters being at Timaru. Mr Williams will arrive here about the end of the week, and will commence his duties forthwith.

Yesterday at the Magistrates Court, Waimate, before Messrs Graham, Hardie, and Lundon, J.Ps., Charles Frederick Talbot was charged with stealing sheep at the Hook, the property of Mrs Fitzgerald. After the evidence had been heard the bench dismissed the information. The same prisoner was charged with stealing sheep belonging to Mr Alpheus Hayes, and was committed for trial.

The Land for Settlements Purchase Board have purchased the Albury estate, comprising about 20,000 acres, from the Assets Realisation Board, at a figure which has not yet transpired. That portion of the estate lying between the rivers Opawa and Tengawai is good agricultural land, and the remainder, that is, the higher country, is well suited for small grazing runs. The Eskbank estate is under offer to the Board, but the purchase has not yet been completed.

Mr J. R. Taylor, the stationmaster at the Washdyke, who is shortly leaving for Lyttelton was entertained on Monday night by some of his friends at the Doncaster Hotel. Mr Henry Smallridge, who occupied the chair, addressing the guest, said that Mr Taylor's friends felt sorry on account of his removal. They all had to admit that, during his term of office, Mr Taylor had given entire satisfaction by his business capabilities, obliging manner, and interest taken in the district. They therefore thought that they could not allow him to leave them without some token of their regard. It gave him much pleasure therefore to present Mr Taylor with a gold pencil case and locket, and he hoped that Mr Taylor would accept the same as a token of their esteem. Mr Taylor, who rose amid cheers, replied feelingly to the chairman's remarks, and expressed the hope soon to see some of the faces then before him again m Lyttelton. After the presentation the company sat down to supper, kindly provided by Mrs William Dale. An hour or two were spent afterwards in discoursing good music, and thus ended a very pleasant evening.

At the Magistrates Court, yesterday, before Andrew Sherratt, Esq., J.P., a man charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and cart was fined 5s, and ordered to pay the costs which had been incurred in stabling his horse.

A presentation took place at the Timaru Railway Station on Monday on the occasion of Mr J. A. Moffatt, (of the Locomotive Department) being transferred to Auckland. The present took the form of a beautiful figured silver hot water kettle, suitably inscribed. Mr J. Hall, in making the presentation, eulogised Mr Moffatt's good qualities, and was supported by Messrs Heasman and Truman. Songs were contributed by Messrs Hall, Callan, Finnie, Donaldson and Truman, and "Auld Lang Syne" brought an enjoyable evening to a close.

The only business at the District Court yesterday morning before His Honour Judge Ward, was a motion for letters of administration by Mr Gordon P. Wood (Mr C. T. H. Perry for applicant), in the estate of the late Miss H. P. Wood, and a motion for probate of the will of James Rapsey deceased, Mr C. H. Tripp for the applicant, Mrs Catherine Rapsey. His Honour granted the orders in both cases.

By a fire at Mr R. Sharp's farm, Kakahu, on Saturday last, a stack of 200 bushels of wheat was destroyed. Threshing was just about to be commenced, when the stack was noticed to be on fire, but nothing could be done to stay the flames. The combine near the stack was hauled out of harm's way just in time, and a stack adjoining was saved by means of wet tarpaulins. The loss is about 30 pounds, and there was no insurance. The fire was supposed to have started by a spark from the engine.

Otago Witness, 30 July 1896, Page 62
A farm of 100 acres, with homestead, near Winchester, South Canterbury, was sold this week for 27 pounds per acre.   

Timaru Herald, 17 October 1896, Page 4 VALEDICTORY
Mr F. Wilson-Smith, solicitor, who left Geraldine on Thursday on his way to Auckland, where he intends to settle down m business, was given a pleasant send-off on Wednesday evening at Dooley's Hotel by members of the legal profession and many of his friends m South Canterbury, Mr John Mundell occupied the chair, and during the evening presented the guest with a handsome gold watch and chain on behalf of a numerous body of well-wishers m the district. Mr Mundell said he had known Mr Smith for ten years, and had always found him to be a straightforward goodhearted kind of fellow, whom to know was to like. Mr R. H. Pearpoint spoke of the valuable assistance he had always received from Mr Smith in respect to sports meetings, etc., in the town. Mr J. W. Salmond considered their guest was thoroughly deserving of the many expressions of goodwill made towards him, while Mr S. G. Raymond eulogised Mr Smith in his business capacity, and as a friend. As a partner in the firm of Smithson, Raymond, and Smith, their guest had so won the goodwill of the Geraldine people that the other members of the firm had been almost entirely relieved from coming there to identify themselves with their branch business. Messrs Dunlop and J. W. Pye spoke of the interest Mr Smith had always taken in matters relating to the welfare of the town, and they joined with others in wishing him long life and prosperity in the future. Mr J. Hay, as a member of the local bar, remarked that Mr Smith had won the esteem of all members of the profession m South Canterbury. Mr A. E. Hawkins and Mr R Y. Ferguson also dwelt on the good business qualities possessed by the guest, and predicted for him a successful future career m the north. Mr Smith suitably responded, after his health had been drunk with musical honours. The health of his successor, Mr Salmond, was also proposed during the evening. A number of songs and recitations were given, and a pleasant gathering broke up with Auld Lang Syne."

Evening Post, 12 November 1896, Page 5
Mr. Marcus, stationmaster at Timaru has introduced a new rule, which will on occasion be enforced, allowing no person on the platform except those who have tickets to show that they are travellers.

Wanganui Herald, 21 November 1896, Page 2
Timaru, November 21. C N Macintosh, a young native of Timaru and formerly local manager of the Colonial Bank here, will probably contest Timaru as an Independent Liberal.

Timaru Herald, 19 March 1897, Page 3
Thursday, March 18th. (Before His Honour
of the late Edwin Goldsmith, janitor, Timaru, (Mr Tripp)
of Hannah S. Gillingham, widow, Fairlie (Mr Tripp) 
of George Cliff, farmer, Winchester (Mr Hay), and
of Mary A. Cunningham, Waimate (Mr Clement)
Letters of administration were granted of the estates
of the late Leur Krenzel, labourer, Timaru (Mr Tripp)
Mary Ann Steele, widow, Temuka (Mr Raymond) 
and of Thomas G. Fyfe, cabinetmaker, Geraldine (Mr Raymond).  

Timaru Herald, 13 March 1897, Page 2
The barque Ganymede has discharged her inward cargo of Newcastle coal 317 tons, and after putting in some shingle ballast, started loading oats yesterday. She had 744 sacks on board from Lyttleton, and Mr D. Stuart, her agent, informs us that she fills up here with oats for Capetown.

Timaru Herald, 22 March 1897, Page 2
CLEARED. March 19 Ganymede, barque, 569 tons, Mahon, for Capetown. Passengers : Miss M. J. McDonald, Mr Leslie Innes.

Feilding Star, 24 March 1897, Page 2
Dr Perry, of Timaru, is to assist Dr Hassell, the medical superintendent in charge of the asylum in Wellington district, and will also act as relieving officer for the colony.
    March 23. A fire last night gutted the front or retail portion of Pearpoints' store, the largest in Geraldine. The brick walls saved the main store occupied by Webber Bros., whose stock was insured for 1000 pounds in the Victoria office. He loses 300 pounds to 400 pounds over that. The fire was caused by the breaking of a lamp.
    There was a great rush of applicants for the Arowhenua Block of 69 lots, 218 persons applying at Temuka and Timaru and probably others at Christchurch.

Timaru Herald, 24 March 1897, Page 2
SAILED. March 23  Ganymede, barque, 569 tons, Mahon, for Capetown. The barque Ganymede, bound for Capetown, was towed out about 6 a.m. yesterday.

Star, 31 March 1897, Page 4
W. H. Webber was yesterday brought up on remand at Geraldine, before Mr C. A. Wray, S.M., and Mr H. W. Moore, J.P., charged with setting fire to a certain store with intent to defraud. Mr White appeared for the Crown and Mr Raymond for accused. The fresh evidence, apart from that previously given at the coroner's inquest, was given by Wilford Flockton, draper's assistant, who deposed that two weeks after commencing business in Geraldine Webber complained that the sales were not large enough. After the first two weeks the sales decreased still further, and a fortnight before the fire accused's manner changed. He did not then grumble about the sales, though they had decreased considerably. Accused, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court at Timaru, on June 22.

New Zealand Tablet, 2 April 1897, Page 15
It is with grief that I have to announce that Mr. George Phillips, caretaker of our neat cemetery, is about to leave. At the last meeting of the Cemetery Board Mr. Phillips received a month's notice. I understand several charges were made against him, but from these he came out spotless. It is a pity these fogeys - the cemetery fathers - are not get-at-able, for there would be no delay in causing them to make room for better men. Mr. Phillips is liked particularly for his obliging manner, and persons from other places who have visited the cemetery have pronounced it to be the neatest and best kept in the Colony.

Timaru Herald, 2 April 1897, Page 2
Mr A. M. Hendy, hairdresser and tobacconist, announces that he is leaving for Dunedin to commence business there. He will, however, continue his business in Timaru, under the charge of a thoroughly competent person. Mr George Strachan met with a buggy accident yesterday. He was driving out the north road when the horse bolted, and started kicking badly. Mr Strachan was kicked about the legs and thrown out, and cut about the face and bruised m the fall. The trap was a good deal knocked about, and the horse was captured with the shafts only about it at Maori Hill.

North Otago Times, 3 April 1897, Page 3 CENTREWOOD SALE.
The seventh annual clearing sale of surplus sheep was held at Mr Alpheus Hayes Centrewood Estate, Waimate, on Wednesday last, Mr E. P. Burbury, on behalf of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited, wielding the hammer. About 10,000 sheep and lambs in all were offered, and, considering the dry season experienced, the majority of the lines came forward in very good condition. There was not a largo attendance, nor can it be said that the demand was as keen as might have been expected. This was no doubt due to the fact that just prior to this sale two large clearances of sheep had been made at Arowhenua and Albury, so that the requirements of buyers would be pretty well filled. 

Timaru Herald, 7 May 1897, Page 3
WELLINGTON, May 6. The following changes and promotions in the Post and Telegraph service are now being made. Postmasters : Mr D. St. George, from Waimate to the Bluff ; Mr H. Gourley, from Waitara to Waimate;.

Timaru Herald, 10 May 1897, Page 2
At the batchelors' ball at Pleasant Point on Friday evening there was a good attendance, over sixty couples taking part in it. The music was supplied by Messrs Peake, Prentiss, and Ley, Mr T. Stephenson was M.C., and Mr McAlaster was the caterer. Mr L. Worthington, the originator, deserves thanks for the successful manner in which he carried out the details. He was ably assisted in arranging matters by Messrs Lambert, Dossett, Jones, and Hobbs, and they should be satisfied with the great success which attended their efforts. Dancing was kept up until 3 a.m. next day.
    Mr J. W. Salmond, of Geraldine, who has been appointed to the professorship of law at the Adelaide University, was entertained by his Temuka friends at a social gathering m the Volunteer Hall, Temuka, on Thursday evening.

Timaru Herald, 18 May 1897, Page 2
About 9 o'clock on Thursday night last a fire occurred on Mr Goodwin's farm, two miles from Fairlie, by which Messrs Saunders Bros.' totally lost their chaffcutting plant. Mr Goodwin also lost a stack of straw and some chaff. The Messrs Saunders estimate their loss at 120 pounds ; the chaffcutter was insured for 60 .

North Otago Times, 20 May 1897, Page 3
Timaru. May 19. A farmer named William Ford, was the victim of a collision with a train near the Orari station on Tuesday evening. He was driving a dray across the line when the train from Ashburton ran into the dray, throwing it off the line, and Ford, who was riding in it, was pitched out, and hurt. He sustained several scalp wounds, a broken collar bone, and a leg badly bruised. He was brought by the train to Timaru Hospital, and is doing well.  

Press, 6 July 1897, Page 4
Sergeant-Major Mason has received information from the Police Department of his transfer to Wellington, which is to take place at the earliest possible opportunity. The Sergeant-Major has-been connected with the force since 1870, when he joined at Lyttelton. He has been in charge of the Timaru section of the Canterbury district, and six years ago was transferred to the position in Christchurch he now so soon relinquishes.

Timaru Herald, 7 July 1897, Page 2
Mr Jeremiah Brosnan, the well known farmer and cattle dealer, was present at the Temuka yards yesterday and was warmly congratulated upon his recovery from a severe attack of typhus fever. For something like twenty weeks he was m Mrs Chapman's private hospital at Temuka under the charge of Dr Hayes, and for a considerable portion of that time he hovered between life and death. Skilful medical attendance and careful nursing backed up by a strong constitution pulled him through when recovery was actually despaired of, and those who have business associations seemed genuinely pleased to see him about again.

Timaru Herald, 21 August 1897, Page 2
Messrs E. Young and Co. have disposed of their general store business at Winchester to Mr S. J. Hitchins, who solicits a continuance of the patronage bestowed upon his predeessor.
    Mr J. E. S. Jackson, of the Royal Arcade, has just been appointed district agent for the Scottish Metropolitan Life Assurance Company. This company does life, accident and endowment business, and also issues combined, life, and accident policies which are something of a novelty, and should attract business.

Otago Witness, 26 August 1897, Page 21
The man John Whitelaw, who attacked a warder in the Waimate Hospital on Monday, 16th, inflicting on him serious injuries, was taken out of the hospital there only to be removed to the Timaru Hospital. Dr Reid, who ordered the man's removal to the latter institution, informed the Hospital Board that he considered it was scandalous to take the man out of the Waimate Hospital in the state he was, with inflammation of both longs. He needed hot poultices all the time, and they took him from the hospital and put him in a cold lock-up, and then carted him to Timaru. He found him, with his temperature 102, lying on the floor of a cell so cold that his breath went off in thick clouds, and he told the warder that he would not be responsible for his life if he remained there, he did not think he would have lived till morning. He therefore took the responsibility of sending him to the hospital, and told the nurses to pub him near some of the stronger men, so that they could look alter him if he got up. Though Whitelaw was delirious, Dr Reid said he saw no sign of lunacy about him. If the man had not been sent back to a hospital he would soon, have been sent to the cemetery.

Feilding Star, 3 September 1897, Page 2 Meeting of Settlers.
A meeting of settlers in the Timaru Special Settlement Block, Kawatau, was held at the school house on Wednesday evening when about twelve or fifteen selectors were present. Mr F. Y. Lethbridge, M.H.R., was in attendance at the invitation of the settlers. The meeting was called for the purpose of urging on the Government the erection of a bridge across the Rangitikei river, but that the site selected opposite Mangaweka should be abandoned and the bridge erected at a site about a mile higher up the river.

Timaru Herald, 26 November 1897, Page 2
The annual meeting of the Geraldine Fire Brigade was held in the shed on Tuesday, when there was a full attendance of the members. The election of officers was then proceeded with, which resulted in the reelection of Captain J. Mcllroy, Lieutenant J. Slattery, first foreman A. Fyfe, second foreman E. Beckley, secretary R. Sawle, treasurer M. Gore 4 and C. Groves as first and. J. Prouting as second branchmen.

Star 18 January 1898, Page 1
AT GERALDINE. The fire which broke out in the bush at Waitui, near Geraldine, came very near burning down the homestead and outbuildings, which were only saved by dint of great exertion on the part of people from the town who stood on the shingle roofs in the face of thick smoke and put out the falling embers with buckets of water or with wet bags. All the furniture was removed from the residence to a safe place in the middle of a crop of green oats. The Fire Brigade managed to get their engine to the homestead, but there was not enough water, so a small hand-pump and buckets had to be brought into use. The fire burned a lot of valuable native bush, and the large orchard at the homestead was utterly destroyed. On Sunday the fire had travelled along the top of the hill amongst scrub and patches of bush, until by 11 a.m. a nor' wester took charge of it and carried the burning embers dangerously near the Geraldine public reserve bush. The fire brigade were called out at 1 p.m. and men were posted with buckets of water and wet bags ready to put out falling embers, some or which fell within only a few yards of long, dry cocksfoot, which surrounds the Public bush inside the fence. The fire was then raging within two hundred yards of the public bush, and there was great danger of its being caught. Just at the worst moment the wind suddenly changed round to the south-west, and the minds of the townspeople were relieved of great anxiety in fact some people had become so alarmed that they left quickly for their homes to make preparations for protecting their properties. There is no doubt that 8 had the public bush taken fire, the upper portion of the township would have been in great danger, and it is there that the chief buildings are. The Chairman of the Town Board wired to Timaru for the Timaru Brigade and its fire engine, which arrived at 9.30 p.m., but the brigade's services were not required. Yesterday morning rain set in from the south west, and for the time being effectually checked the fire. On Sunday afternoon the residence of Mr W. K. M'Donald was in great danger, and the furniture had to be removed while men cut down scrub, &c, which led to the building. The Timaru Brigade returned home yesterday, leaving Geraldine at 3 p.m.

Timaru Herald, 18 January 1898, Page
The Waitui homestead and Mr W. K. Macdonald's house are quite safe now if the wind keeps down, but if a howling nor'-wester conies even now there is no knowing where the fire will end. On Saturday the fire travelled across paddocks from the tops of tall totara trees at Waitui as far as Mrs A. Reid's farm, where it caught a gorse hedge and burned into a paddock of green wheat. For some time the farm was in danger, and it was found necessary to protect the house, assistance having been obtained from the neighbourhood and from Geraldine. Messrs M. C. Orbell, Raukapuka, and Mr A. Bates, on the Geraldine road, who have paddocks of ripe crops standing, were very much alarmed when they first saw the fire raging in the bush, concluding that there was no hope of saving their grain. When the wind changed to S.W. they were greatly relieved.

Ashburton Guardian, 12 February 1908, Page 3
On Sunday afternoon a fire broke out on the Waitui Hills, near Geraldine, on the property of Mrs Angus Macdonald, and raged till after midnight, when it burnt itself out in some closely-cropped paddocks.

Timaru Herald, 20 January 1898, Page 3
The monthly meeting of the South Canterbury Board of Education was held yesterday. Present: Mr W. B. Howell (chairman), Rev. Messrs G. Barclay, arid W; J. Comrie, Messrs J. Jackson, J. S. Keith, P. Keddie. Apologies were sent by Messrs Moore and Inwood.
The Inspector submitted a report on the recent scholarships examinations, with detail's, and the following statement of the results :  Seniors Total mark 3, 950. ;
R. S: Mitchell, Waimate ... ... 704
Mary A. Clulee, Timaru 653
Lilian White, Timaru ,. ... ... 638
Jennie J. Stechman Timaru ... 620
J. Park, Waimate ... 616
Annie Hope, Temuka 615
J. Stewart Waimate ... ... 606
G. B. Donn, Timaru 557
F. Scannell, Temuka ... ... 552
S. S. McKenzie, Timaru 525
K. B. Bain, Temuka ... ... 499
H.C. Tennent, Timaru ...  490
H. Hardcastle, Timaru ... ... 481
Five others were disqualified, two 1 from Waimate for failure in one subject, marks 560 and 507 ; three for failure to get 50 per cent, of the total, one from Temuka 445, and two from Timaru 438 and 382. .Juniors: Total marks, 800.
W. A. Pye, Arundel ... ... 578
G.M. Gunn, Timaru M. ... ... 575
S. McBride, Wai-iti ... ... 554
Emily Mitchell, Waimataitai ... 545
Jeannie King, Waimataitai ... 543
Clara A. Westerman, Timaru M. 543
Grace R. Turner, Waimate ... 542
W..S. Wright, Rangatira ... 520
W. McKibbin, Pleasant Point ... 516
Gladys Clarke, Timaru M. .... 501
E. O'Neill, Rangatira ... 490
F. Brown, Milford ... 481
P. D. Jones, Pleasant Point ... 466
Mary E. Madden, Pleasant Point 465
R. M. Goldsman, Timaru M. ... 454
P.D. Standage, Temuka ... ... 452
Clara A. Smith, Waimate ... 450
F.W. Sanders, Rangatira ...447
F. J. Morton, Rangatira 445
J. H. Leopard, Timaru M. ... 442
A. Aitken, Kakahu Bush 436
Bella D. Cross, Timaru S. ... 435
Florence M. Hunt, Timaru M. ... 435
Stanley E. Brown, Temuka ...431
W. M. McKay, Timaru M. ... 431
Ellen Goodeve, Temuka . 412
Catherine Thomson, Timaru M.... 405

Otago Witness, 27 January 1898, Page 38
Bank Notes
Competition at Temuka. At the angling competition in connection with the Temuka Anglers' Club, held some time since, rain fell all through the morning, but the afternoon was fairly fine. The competition was confined to the Opihi River, from the Tengawai junction to the mouth, and that part of the Temuka River from the Oxford bridge crossing to the junction with Opihi. In Class I, for artificial fly only, there were seven competitors; and the first prize for the heaviest basket was won by Mr John Blunden, with 26 fish, weighing 24lb l0oz The prize was a fly book, presented by Mr W. H. Tisdale, of Wellington, and the winner is also entitled to have his name and take engraved on the cup presented by Mr R. H. Rhodes. Mr N. G. Nicholas was second with 22 fish, weighing 24lb 4oz. He was awarded a prize presented by Mr W. Cuilman, of Timaru, for the best average basket. A special prize was awarded to Mr E. Richardson, jun., whose take was 19 fish, weighing 14lb 15oz. The total take in this class was 103 fish, weighing 93  lb 8 z. Other competitors were: Mr D. Findlay, 14 fish, 9lb 15 oz ; Mr James Findlay, 12 fish, 9lb 7 oz ; Mr E. Cutten, 5 fish, 41b 2oz ; Mr A. Beck, 5 fish, 61b 2-oz. All fish under l0in were excluded. In Class 11, for any legal bait except artificial or natural fly, there was a large entry but poor competition. The hours were, as the previous class, from 8 am. to 11 p m., and all-night fishing was consequently barred. The same water as in fly-fishing had to be used. Only two baskets were weighed in. The first prize, a reel presented by Messrs Priest and Holdgate, was won by Mr R. N. N. Hawkes with 5 fish, 91b 2 oz. This win entitles Mr Hawkes to hold Mr A. E. G. Rhodes's cup for a year. Mr R. Wotton was awarded the second prize, which was presented by Mr J Cooper. In the open class for boys who have taken licenses in the South Canterbury Acclimatisation Society district there were four competitors. The first prize, a fly rod, represented by Mr D. Taylor, was won by T. Twigg, jun., with 19 fish, 101b 7oz. Master A. Buttes took 16 fish, 91b 8.oz, and was awarded a prize. Other baskets were those of M. Smith, 13 fish, 6 b 15oz, and J. Scannell, 2 fish, 2lb 11oz. Mr P. Coira weighed in the fish and they were judged by Mr P. P White. On Friday a fish dinner was held under the auspices of the club. Mr T. Twomey, of the Wallingford Hotel, was the caterer. Dr J. S. Hayes, president of the club, presided. Exchange.

A second competition was held at Pleasant Point more recently. It was confined to Pleasant Point license-holders, and the prizes were trophies of the value of 1l and 7s 6d, given by Mr W. Augland and a resident interested in sport. Owing to the harvest coming somewhat rapidly there were not so many entries as was anticipated, but eight competitors went out and five weighed in. The weather was abominable, a fearful nor'-wester prevailing until about 6 p.m. Nevertheless the records will stand comparison with many others made on competition days, and serve to show that legitimate sport can be obtained in the upper waters. The fish were weighed in at the Railway Hotel, Pleasant Point. Mr D. Meehan weighed the fish, and Mr A. Scott, himself an old angler, acted as referee. The following are the takes: H. Cook, 45 fish 30 lb ; A. Stewart, 27 fish 20 lb ; A. Tozer, 15 fish 13lb ; Mrs Murphy, 12 fish 51b 10oz; J. Rogerson, 7 fish 5 lb. Mr Cook received first prize for heaviest basket, and Mr Stewart the second prize for best all-round take. Timaru Herald.
Timaru Anglers' Competition.  The Timaru Anglers' Society held the second of their angling competitions a short while ago, there being two classes - one for fly to (count in the aggregate for Mr R. H. Ferguson's trophy) and the other for the minnow for (prize given by the society). There were a good many competitors, but only five weighed in at the Grosvenor Hotel, the headquarters of the society, at 10 o'clock at night. Anglers reported that the rivers were in fine order, but the weather was greatly against all classes of fishing, the fly more particularly. The basket which came to scale were : Mr C. Balfour's, 17 fish, 12 lb ; Mr Tom Palliser's, 11 fish, 81b l oz; Mr C. Hassell's, 9 fish, 7 lb. The whole of the fish, as the weights showed, were on the "small average." though all three exhibitors had a couple of fish each that were good specimens for the fly. Only one minnow fisher had the courage to weigh in  Mr Duncan Robertson, 14- 12 lb. Timaru Herald.

The Rangitata - Major Ferguson, a visitor at the Wolseley Hotel, made a splendid haul on Friday in the Rangitata. He succeeded in landing 10 very fine trout, the lot turning the scale at 751b. Two of the largest weighed l0lb each.

The Opihi.  At the "big hole," Opihi, on Thursday evening, capital takes were made by Mr N.C. Nicholas and Mr W. Radford. The form landed 1 131b, 1 8lb, 1 7 lb, and 1 4lb ; the latter, 1 21b, 1 3lb, and 1 101b. The fish wore all in splendid order.

New Zealand Tablet, 25 March 1898, Page 27
The Committee of the Geraldine St. Patrick's Sports Association are to be warmly congratulated on the splendid success which attended this year's gathering. Until late in the afternoon the weather was beautifully fine ; the arrangements made by the Committee were all that could be desired ; the attendance of the public was exceptionally large, and everything contributed to make the gathering an unprecedented success. The following is the official list of patrons, judges, and time- keepers, etc. : Patrons : F. R. Flatman, Esq., M.H.R., A. E. G. Rhodes, Esq. President : R. Y. Ferguson. Vice-presidents : J. W. Pye, J. Murray, R. H. Pearpoint, and Dr. Hislop. Stewards : A. Kelman, J. Broughton, F. W. Worner, W. Beattie, E. E. Tasker, A. P. Barklie, W. C. Christie, F. Naylor, H. W. Moore, J. O'Malley, G. Louden, J. Kennedy, T. Kingston, and officers ex officio. Judges : Running and bicycle races : J. W. Pye, P. W. Fish, R. H. Pearpoint, and A. McLean, junr. ; jumping, K. Brophy, J. Slattery, and J. R. Montgomery ; wrestling, putting the stone, and tug-of-war, D. Henry, W. Mason, and Austin Lysaght ; Scotch music and dancing, J. Murray, R. Skinner, D. McLeod, and A. Fraser ; Irish dancing, K. Brophy, A. Lysaght, and T. Connelly ; fire brigade events, D. Henry, J. Cow, J. Mcllroy, and J. H. Pauling, ; time-keepers, J. C. Mcllroy, W. T. Turner, W. Houston, and C. A. Tabuteau ; handicappers, J. P. Kalaugher and D. E .Lewis ; starter, B. R. Mac Donald : hon. treasurer. J. Farrell ; hon. secretary, E. A. O'Malley. The various events were all well contested, the cycling races, thanks to the presence of some well-known crack riders, being the occasion of special interest and excitement. The Temuka Brass Band, and Pipers McKechnie, Murray, Frost, Davidson and Cooper, discoursed appropriate and enjoyable music during the day. The takings at the gates amounted to 30 pounds, and there was a large increase this year in the number of members' tickets.

Otago Witness, 19 May 1898, Page 25
The Te Ngawai School held its first concert and dance or should one not say dance and concert on the 5th inst., and the result must be very gratifying to the committee. A capital programme was arranged, and was greatly appreciated by a fairly large audience. The chairman, Mr A. C. Thompson, is a few well chosen words made a happy little opening speech. The programmes contained such deservedly popular names as those of Mrs Herbert Smith and Miss Welch, of Fairlie, the latter lady being again most happy in her choice of songs, whereas the former was considerably handicapped in her selections, the lingering effects of a late attack of quinsy making it apparent that her sweetly-cultivated soprano voice should be carefully nursed for a while yet. Mrs Young was also very pleasing, and had to submit to an encore ; while Messrs E. P. White, J. Dawson, G. Geraldson, and Gus. Jones (from Timaru) were mirth-provoking to a trying degree, and had a difficult task to satisfy their appreciative hearers. Mr West's dancing was a treat greatly enjoyed. The committee were ably assisted by Messrs J. R. Thompson and F. Charles in carrying out arrangements, while Mr H. Blisset acted as M.C. satisfactorily and Mr T. Jessip rendered yeoman assistance in supplying the music for the dance. Mrs Thompson for the pleasant manner in which she bore the brunt of all the labours of entertaining so many of the visitors.

Ashburton Guardian, 6 June 1898, Page 2
June 1, Mrs Andrews, a woman who has passed the allotted span of life by some five years, being now about seventy-five, started on what turned out to be a very painful and dangerous journey. The old lady set out in the afternoon to find her husband, who was cutting wood in the Peel Forest bush. In this she failed, and night coming on, she got lost m the bush, where she no doubt wandered about till completely worn out with fatigue, sank to the ground (probably unconscious) where she remained till found the next morning. The night was bitterly cold, with hard frost. As soon as it was known in the township that the old lady had not returned at nightfall, search parties were organised and the bush scoured, but without result till eleven o'clock the next morning, when Messrs John Bull and Fred Lorgelly found her in an unconscious condition, and with great difficulty carried her home. Here of course everything possible was done for her, but considering her ago, and the terrible experience she has had, it is very doubtful if she can recover, Mr and Mrs Andrews are old residents at Peel Forest, are highly respected, and naturally have the sympathy of the whole of the residents m the district.

The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 22 June 1898 Page 4
Mr. J. M. Twomey, editor of the "Temuka Leader," and formerly a reporter on a Wellington evening paper, have been appointed members of the Legislative Council.

New Zealand Tablet, 24 June 1898, Page 20 Timaru
The appointment of Mr. John Fitzgerald of Arowhenua as Justice of the Peace has given much satisfaction here. Mr. Fitzgerald is widely known and respected throughout the district and should weir his new honour well.
    Mr. J. M. Twomey, editor and proprietor of the Temuka Leader has been called to the Upper House.
    Mr. William Fitzgerald, late student of St. Patrick's College, Wellington, has secured an appointment in the Public Works Department, and left to commence his duties during the week. Mr Fitzgerald and his violin will be greatly missed at future local entertainments, as he has always generously given his services on such occasions.

Timaru Herald, 28 June 1898, Page 2
Mr P. O'Mara, who occupies a small farm at Waipopo native reserve, near the Seadown crossing of the Opihi, lost a useful draught horse on Thursday under peculiar circumstances, identical with the lops of one at the same place two years ago. When bringing in his team to the yard from his upper paddock, one of the horses left the cart track and strayed to the edge of the river, where there is a steep bank. The bank, which had been undermined, gave way, and the horse fell. into a deep pool and was drowned, Mr O'Mara on the last occasion applied to the Levels County Council to have this dangerous spot fenced, but no notice was taken of his application. The spot where the accident occurred is, as far as we know, on the road line, although a divergence of the track was made some years ago when a cutting was made to allow of the ford being reached.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 6 August 1898, Page 1
Wm. Hunt, a young man residing near Downlands, had his leg broken on Friday afternoon, the 29th. A house was being shifted at Willowbridge by inaction engines. One of the rollers used came from beneath the building and in pushing it in Hunt's foot got underneath the house, which came down, breaking his leg above the ankle. He was taken, to the Hospital, where he is now doing well.

Timaru Herald, 26 September 1898, Page 2
A good deal of petty pilfering has been reported to the police lately, the chief complaints being made by residents in the vicinity of Turnbull street. Fowls, fish, and such like goods have been stolen from meatsafes.
    Two brothers named Patrick and Barnard Clancy were arrested at an early hour yesterday morning by Detective Livingstone and Constable Crawford, charged with stealing a quantity of potatoes from the railway yards. The accused will be brought before the Court this morning.

Timaru Herald, 16 December 1898, Page 3
The monthly meeting of the Geraldine County Council was held yesterday. PRESENT Messrs J. Talbot (chairman), A. Kelman, W. Shiers, G. J. Dennistoun, E. Richardson, M. Quinn, and R. Mackay. The Woodbury and Orari-Rangitata Water Supply Committees sent reports of their annual meetings of ratepayers and election of new committees. The ranger, Orari-Rangitata, reported the water-races in fair order with good flow of water at present. Mr Woodley had crossed the race with plough and harrows and dragged a lot of stuff into the race, and Mr Wharton had turned water into his new race. Messrs Wharton and Woodley to be informed that action will be taken if the offence occurs again. Mr Thew approached the Council to have the water-race fenced along the terrace in Rangitata district from the cutting near his place to the Road Board plantation.
    A slaughter-house license was granted to Mr Norton, Temuka district.
    Mr H. J. Smith, Fairlie, was appointed dog tax collector at Mackenzie County.

North Otago Times, 22 December 1898, Page 3
Mr R. Capstick of Waimate, who has been a trip to Vancouver with the mails, has returned, delighted with the trip, and much improved in health. While at Vancouver he met in with Mr Moss Jonas, late of Timaru, who has become one of the loading auctioneers of that comparatively now and rising city. 

Timaru Herald, 2 March 1899, Page 2
Mrs Job Brown, of Temuka, met with a very painful accident yesterday morning. She was getting into a buggy at Gabites' corner, and had hardly got seated when the buggy seat shifted m some way, and Mrs Brown lost her balance, falling rather severely. Her shoulder was very painfully hurt, and after being attended to at a surgery near by, Mrs Brown was taken to a friend's house and made comfortable.

Timaru Herald, 24 March 1899, Page 2
The children of St. Andrew's school had an unexpected windfall on Wednesday. Just as the school was closing a dray drove up laden with apples and pears, which the driver explained were for the children. Needless to say the offer was accepted and in a very short time the dray was empty, and the generous donor drove away amidst the cheers of the youngsters.

Press, 6 April 1899, Page 6
Mr C. H. Inglis, late manager of the Canterbury Farmers' Co-operative Association, left Timaru yesterday for London, to represent the two Canterbury and the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Associations there. He was on Tuesday evening, presented with an address and three pieces of plate by the staff of the Association, the presentation being made by Mr John Mundell, head of the auctioneering department, who spoke highly of the way Mr Inglis had treated the members of his staff, and the cordial relations that, during nine years, had existed amongst them. At night Mr Inglis was entertained at a banquet by the leading business men of Timaru, Mr John Talbot (Chairman of Directors of the Association) presiding.

Timaru Herald, 12 April 1899, Page 3
The monthly meeting of the Geraldine Road Board was held yesterday. Present: Messrs Jr. Kelland (chairman), A. Metcalf, J. Wharton, W. P. Studholme, and K. Brophy. The following tenders were accepted :
Contract No. 61, Timothy Sugrue, shingling South Rangitata road, at 1s 2d per yard : contract No. 62, James Fifield. shingling Macdonald's road. 1s per yard ; contract to 63, supply of oats, William Middlemiss, at 1s 2d per bushel. It was decided to attend to boundary road near Winchester complained of by Mr Kenneth Cameron, and at the request of the Geraldine Town Board to make a survey of sections to be exchanged between the two Boards. The overseer was instructed to report on the application of Mr C. E. Walker for road to be formed at Te Moana. It was agreed to call tenders for cleaning drain near Mrs McShane's property, and that the overseer report on Mr G. Barber's application for board to share half cost of a fence and to clean out a drain near Stone bridge.
The Coroner at an inquest recently held at Kakahu sent a rider added to the jury's verdict pointing out the necessity of careful supervision of river fords in time of flood. In discussing the matter members agreed that the rider was quite uncalled for under the circumstances. It was resolved that the overseer erect a temporary footbridge for crossing the Te Moana river where the footbridge is left high and dry ; work at Pleasant Valley footbridge to be done as soon as convenient. 

 Timaru Herald, 9 May 1899, Page 2
A public trial of the Spalding-Robbins steel frame disc plough will take place at Mr R. Brookland's farm, lower Pareora, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. a miscellaneous entertainment, to be followed by a dance, will take place in the Makikihi School on the 24th inst. The entertainment is m aid of the school funds.

Colonist, 8 August 1899, Page 3
A curious accident is reported to have happened a few days ago at Timaru to a Miss Henny, of Temuka She was sitting close to a fire, and a vulcanite comb in her hair spontaneously ignited, causing severe burns before it was removed.

Otago Witness 7 September 1899, Page 35 BEST TROTTING RECORDS. NEW ZEALAND.
One mile and a-half. Saddle, Commotion, 3min 57sec, Timaru, September 1895;
Two miles and a-half. Saddle, Spider, Waimate, March 1897, 6min 32sec

Timaru Herald, 8 December 1899, Page 3
Mr Alfred Richard Barclay, B A., LLB., (Dunedin city), barrister and solicitor, is the eldest son of the Rev. George Barclay, whose name is a household word in South Canterbury as the pioneer Presbyterian minister m that district, and who has probably done more m educational matters there than any other resident. Mr Barclay came to New Zealand with his parents in 1865, he being then five years old. He was educated at the Timaru public school, Christ's College and Otago University. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1878, being the third in New Zealand to achieve that distinction. Later he obtained the LLB degree, and having passed the additional examination was admitted a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, and in 1885 commenced practice in Dunedin. He has always taken an interest in educational and university matters. He has been Clerk of the Court of Convocation since its inauguration in1884. He was appointed lecturer on Constitutional History and Law in the University of Otago m 1891, and now holds that position. He has been a member of the Athenaeum Committee for several years, and is vice-president of the Fabian Society, and officially connected with various clubs and local organisations. Mr Barclay is an out and out supporter of Mr Seddon.

George Cross

Timaru Herald, 28 October 1886, Page 1
NEW SEEDS. Vegetable and flower seeds of best quality. Turnbull's Auction Mart on Market Days  PLANTS, FLOWERS AND VEGETABLES In Season. GARDENS LAID OUT AND PLANTED, Jobbing work done by Contract or Otherwise. ESTIMATES AND ADVICE FREE. GEORGE CROSS, Nurseryman, Seedsman and Florist LANDSCAPE AND MARKET GARDENER, MAIN SOUTH ROAD.

Timaru Herald, 22 May 1897, Page 3
The annual business meeting of the Timaru Chrysanthemum Club was held in the Mechanics' Institute Hall last evening. There was a good attendance, and in the unavoidable absence of Dr Reid, the president, Mr Dennehy moved, Mr Mair seconded and it was carried, that Mr E. Bold take the chair.  On doing so Mr Bold read an apology from Dr Reid, who wrote that he regretted not being able to be present, urgent family affairs having called him away from Timaru. He warmly congratulated the Club upon the success of the year, and hoped that they would have an equally prosperous future. Mr Cross, the hon. secretary.

Timaru Herald, 17 December 1898, Page 3
The 27th annual exhibition of the Timaru Floral and Horticultural Society opened in the Drillshed in the afternoon, and will remain open till this evening. The show is one of the largest and best ever held by the Society, and contains many features of novelty to com- mend it to the patronage of the public. The arrangement of the exhibits differs from that of previous years, and the alteration was found to give a better effect when the place is well filled with people, and was also found H to permit of easier inspection of the more attractive exhibits. A large and varied collection of pot plants sent for exhibition only by the veteran exhibitor, Mr J. Lewie, which forms one of the finest banks of flowers and foliage plants ever staged at a Timaru show. It contains magnificent pelargoniums and many interesting plants which will be new to most visitors, including a waxflower and a freak of nature m the shape of an albino geranium will attract notice. The B class of pot plants is about as large as~ usual and contains a good variety of plants, flowering and foliage, chiefly the former. There are some fine pelargoniums and begonias among them. Mr F. Palliser has a very good stand staged for effect, a nice variety, nicely arranged. Cut Plants. Class A, open to all : Roses, varieties 24, G. Cross 1, S. F. Smithson 2 do 18, E. Elworthy 1, W. McNaughton 2 do 12, McNaughton 1, Mrs Wray 2. 12 tea or noisette, McNaughton 1, Smithson 2. 6 dark and light, Smithson 1, Elworthy 2. 6 of 3 varieties, McNaughton 1, G. Parry 2. 6, one variety, Mrs H. A. LeCren 1, Elworthy 2. Stocks, Smithson 1, Elworthy 2. Verbenas, Mrs Luxmoore 1, Mrs Wray 2. Pansies, McNaughton 1, Collection hardy flowers, G. J. Nealey 1, G. Cross 2. Six stove or greenhouse, Sealey 1. Antirrhinums, Sealey 1, Cross 2. Penstemones, Cross 1, Sealey 2. Sweetwilliams, Elworthy 1. Collection bulbs or tuberous, Sealey 1. Carnations, Mrs E. Ferguson 1, Sealey 2. Class B Amateurs: Roses, varieties, 12, Mrs H..A. LeCren 1, Mrs Wray 2; do. 6, Mrs LeCren 1, Mrs Wray 2 6 tea, Mrs LeCren 1, J. Dow 2 6 varieties, J. Dow 1 6 red and light, Mrs Wray 1, K. Drake 2. Verbenas, Mrs Wray 1, F. Smith 2. Pansies, show, J. Dow 1, Mrs Wray 2 do. fancy, J. Dow 1, Mrs Wray 2. Six hardy, A. Beswick 1, J. Dow 2; antirrhinums, X G. Allen 1, J. Dow 1 penstemones, H. Whittaker 1, J. W. Holdgate 2 sweetwilliams, F. Smith 1, Holdgate 2. Carnations, Mrs E. Ferguson 1, Mrs Wray 2. Collection sweet peas, six or more varieties, Mrs Marcus 1, J. S. Gibson 2, R. Atkinson 3. Champion rose m the Show, Mrs H. A. LeCren. Floral Arrangements. Class 6 (open) Hand bouquet, G. J. Bealey 1, Miss L. Harney 2; shower bridal, Sealey 1 epergne, Mrs Cross wreath or cross, Sealey 1, Elworthy 2. (For amateurs) Large hand bouquet; Mrs Sealey 1, Miss E. Holdgate 2; small do.. Miss Holdgate 1 table bouquet (for girls) Daisy Schmidt 1, Alice Beswick 2; spray or buttonhole, Mrs C. S. Sealey I, Mrs Gibson 2 epergne, Miss Holddgate Floral design, Miss Knowles (heart) 1, Miss E. M. Smith (anchor) 2. Doll, Mrs T. Smith 1, Eva Beswick 2, Trissy Smith 3. Go-cart, Miss M. Hudson 1, Miss K. M. femith2. Bicycle, Miss Smith 1, Miss E. Harris 2. Children's vases, D. Perkins 1, B. Cross 2, D. Evans 3. School children's bouquets, Bella Cross 1, B. Dunsford 2, J. Purdora 3, E. Smith 4 (14 girls and one boy competed).

Timaru Herald, 22 December 1899, Page 3
Timaru High School The annual distribution of prizes to the pupils of the Timaru High Schools took place in the Theatre Royal last evening. On the stage two handsome parcels of prizes were arranged on tables, consisting of book. "When the curtain rose there were on the stage the chairman, Ven. Archdeacon Harper and Rev. G. Barclay. members of the Board, and the staffs of the two schools. The dress circle was reserved for parents and friends of the pupils, and was crowded from front to back. The stalls were allotted to the pupils, and a considerable number of people sat behind the pupils. The number of pupil enrolled during the year was 66 of whom 18 were new pupils and four Education Board junior scholars. The attendance for the terms had been 63 - 64 and 68. Mr Barclay then read the report of the Scholarships Committee as given in brief in the report of the High School Board meeting. The prizes were then presented by Mr Howell according to the following prize lists. For proficiency on separate subjects Girls' School. English Essay, senior- Esther King, Lucy Carter junior Edith Kelland, Muriel Blunden, Nita Knubley. Dux of School Esther King; Edith Hassall, Alice Gillies. Form V. Marg. McCahon, Louisa Fussell, Marg. Ronaldson, Daisy Hunt. Ruby Sealey. Forms IV. and 111. Maud Hun Winifred Howell, Emily Mitchell, Nita Knubley, Katie Thompson, Jeanie Stewart, Adelaide Westerman, Bridget lieaiy, Mira Fraser, Lucy Carter, Roberta Wright, Kathleen Farley, Edith Kelland, Muriel Blunden, Bella Cross, Nellie Hay. Forms 11. and I, Gladys Fussell, Nora Howell. Scripture (senior) Alice Gillies, Margaret Ronaldaon (junior) Constance Hay, Roberta Wright c.
Sewing (a) Mira Fraser, Ruby Sealey, Winifred Howelll c (b) Edith Kelland, Muriel Blunden c (c) Norah Howell, Gladys Fussell h.c. (Fancy work) Alice Gillies, Nita Knubley.
Drawing (senior model) Emily Mitchell J. King c, (freehand) M. Ronaldson. E. Mitchell c; (intermediate model GW.Foden (freehand) A. Westerman, M. Bluden c (junior) Nettie Beattie, Gladys Fussell c.
Painting Louisa Fussell.
Gymnastics May Oliver, Winiffed Howell h e.
Singing Edith Hole, Maggie Hole.
Natural History Collection (senior) Alice Gillies, Esther King h e (junior) Marion Hay.
Principal's Awards to Prefects. Dorothy Knubley, Lillie McCahon, Lillie McCahon, Hariette McKibbin.
Sports (senior champion) Olive Vickerman (junior champion) Nelly Hay,
Lawn Tennis, Senior champion, M. McCahon, B. Jones; junior champion, G. Foden, B. Cross.

Ashburton Guardian, 2 February 1911, Page 2
Messrs G. Sealey and George Cross, of Timaru, have consented to act as judges at the Ashburton Horticultural Society's annual show

Timaru Herald, 2 October 1899, Page 2
The Outlook some time ago offered prizes to young people to induce them to canvass for subscribers among their friends. The second series has just been wound up and the prizes distributed. The prize under one set of conditions, a set of Waverley novels, was won by Miss Marion McCaskill, Temuka; the second and fourth prizes came to Timaru, to Jeannie Stevenson and Bella Cross, and the twelfth to D. McLeod, Burke's Pass.

Marlborough Express, 24 February 1899, Page 2
Phenomenal Yield. The Temuka Leader has been informed of a harvesting yield which puts the previous record of the veracious country correspondent quite out of eight, A small paddock of dun oats (three or four acres) on Mrs S. Galbraith's farm has produced no less than 132 bushels to the acre. This is really a wonderful yield.

Marlborough Express, 13 January 1900, Page 2
The Hessian fly has made its appearance in the Temuka district. One crop at Rangitata is badly infested, and the farmer considers his crop absolutely valueless. Some samples he brought into Temuka on Tuesday were examined by other farmers, who were astonished to witness the effect of this pest on a crop.

Wanganui Herald, 18 April 1906, Page 4
A farm of 100 acre, two miles from Winchester, South Canterbury, was put up at auction the other day. The bidding started at 24 pounds 10s, and at 30 pounds 5s per acre the property was passed in.

Bella Cross

Star 15 March 1905, Page 2
The North Canterbury Education Board
It had been decided to award Miss Bella Cross, the only qualified cant of the four- board scholarships of the value of 30 pounds at the Board's disposal for students under clause 2. The report was adopted.

Poverty Bay Herald, 5 January 1910, Page 7
Christchurch, this day. During the past four or five months Miss Bella Cross, M.A., the holder of one of the research scholarships granted by the Department of. Education, has been engaged in the preliminary work of her investigations regarding New Zealand flax and the possibilities of developing the flax industry by the application of more Scientific methods than have hitherto been employed in the production of hemp fibre. Miss Cross gave a Star reporter an account of the work that she has already accomplished. Miss Cross explained that she was not concerned with the mechanical side of the industry. The best methods of extracting the fibre in a commercial form must be determined by engineers and others familiar with machinery. Her work was to discover which variety of flax would prove the most profitable to cultivate, giving the largest and most valuable yield of fibre, and which localities were best adapted for, its growth.

Colonist, 4 March 1919, Page 4
Mrs L. S. Jennings, who is to receive the degree of Doctor of Science from the New Zealand University, is well known in Christchurch and Timaru (says the "Lyttelton Times"). She was formerly Miss Bella Cross, a daughter of Mr and Mrs George Cross, of Timaru. She received her early education in the South Canterbury town, and was later a student at Canterbury College. Her husband. Captain L. S. Jennings, who lost his life at the war, was an ex student of Nelson College, also a Canterbury College graduate, and was well known as a crack tennis player.

Evening Post, 21 March 1919, Page 9
Mrs. L. S. Jennings, who is to receive the Degree of Doctor of Science from the New Zealand University, was formerly Miss Bella, Cross, of Timaru. She received her early education in Timaru, and was later a student at Canterbury College. Her husband, Captain L. S. Jennings, who lost his life at the war, was an ex-student of Nelson College, a Canterbury College graduate, and was well known as a crack tennis player. Before the war he was on the staff of the Waitaki High School.

8/2502 Captain Lancelot Shadwell Jennings
Otago Regiment, N. Z. E. F.
15/09/1916, aged 28. S/o the late Charles William Jennings and Agnes Lavinia Jennings and husband of Bella Dykes MacIntosh MacCallum (nee Cross, formerly Jennings) of Edinburgh.

Sir Peter MacCallum (1885-1974), professor of pathology, was born on 14 July 1885 at Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, son of Peter McCallum, master grocer, and his wife Annie, nee Morrison. The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1886, his father to become branch manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. at Christchurch. Peter attended local state schools until the age of 12 when he began work in an ironmonger's store. His health suffered and, on medical advice, he resumed his schooling, subsequently winning scholarships to Christ's College and thence to Canterbury College (B.Sc., N.Z., 1907; M.Sc., 1908; M.A., 1909). At university he gained an exhibition in biology, and Blues in athletics and Rugby. His ambition was to study medicine. Having saved some money from part-time teaching, MacCallum worked his passage to England as a coal-trimmer in 1910. He entered the University of Edinburgh (M.B., Ch.B., 1914) where he obtained first-class honours in most subjects and prizes in three. Again awarded a double Blue (athletics and Rugby), he was disappointed not to be capped for Scotland. Before being called up for service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, MacCallum had six months experience in general practice. On 17 March 1915 he was appointed lieutenant, R.A.M.C. Special Reserve. In October he was promoted captain. For his deeds on the Western Front he won the Military Cross and was twice mentioned in dispatches. In 1918 he was gassed and evacuated to England. He took home leave in New Zealand, then returned to Scotland with his 33-year-old fiance Bella Dytes Jennings, nee Cross; she was a widow and a doctor of science. They were married on 25 August 1919 at St Giles's Church, Edinburgh, with the forms of the Church of Scotland. He became a lecturer in pathology and she in botany. Recovering from his injuries, in 1918 Sir Peter returned to New Zealand and while on leave met Bella Dytes Jennings, a young widow and New Zealand's first female doctor of science. They married in Edinburgh the following year and then Sir Peter was offered the chair of pathology at the University of Melbourne. He and Bella had daughters Monica and Annie, but sadly she died giving birth to their third daughter, Bella.

Timaru Herald, 20 February 1900, Page 2
Mr John Holmes, who visited Victoria, British Columbia, about 15 months ago, as New Zealand Trade Commissioner, and who has been m Timaru a day or two, tells us that when driving round the above named city he noticed a nice cottage, with " Timaru" on a plate on the gate. He had just got the words out of his mouth, "I wonder who lives there?" when he saw Mr Moss Jonas come out of the cottage. Recognition was mutual, and the old acquaintances had a chat about old times, present conditions, and future prospects. Air Jonas was looking, well, and spoke hopefully of his business prospects.

During the five years that Miss C. L. Hamilton has resided in Fairlie she has devoted a great deal of time and trouble to the work of the local St. Barnabas Society, and on hearing of her intended departure for England her co-workers resolved to present her with a memento of the pleasant and profitable hours spent in her company as president of the society. On Thursday last a large number of members met together and Mrs Robert Gillingham presented Miss Hamilton with a nicely mounted and suitably inscribed walking stick. On Friday the teachers and scholars of St. Stephen's Sunday School presented Miss Hamilton with an enlarged photograph of themselves grouped around the church porch. Miss Hamilton has been a teacher in the school for some years. Miss Hamilton suitably replied, and all present wished her good bye and God-speed as she was leaving Fairlie on Saturday morning en route for the Old Country.

Timaru Herald, 25 April 1900, Page 2
Mr S. F. Smithson and family left Timaru by the express for Christchurch last evening, en route to the Old Country. Mr Smithson expects to be absent about ten months.

Timaru Herald, 2 May 1900, Page 2
A son of Mrs Beri, of Temuka was badly hurt yesterday by a cow from some unexplained cause the cow, a quiet one turned on the lad and gored him. His injuries necessitated surgical assistance, and he is likely to be some days before his wounds heal.

Timaru Herald, 2 May 1900, Page 2
A little daughter of Mr D. Geaney, stock agent at Temuka, had a narrow escape on Monday morning. She was reaching to a mantelpiece on which were some lollies, when a flame from a fire in the hearth below ignited her clothing. Her father succeeded in extinguishing the flames at some injury to his hands, luckily before the child was badly burned.

Timaru Herald, 3 September 1900, Page 2
On Friday evening, at the invitation of Mr and Mrs Duncan Scott, of Southburn, a large gathering assembled to bid them farewell, as they are leaving the district. The spacious granary was tastefully decorated with flags and greenery, and ample provision was made for the comfort and enjoyment of the guests. Early m the evening Mr Drinnan, on behalf of Mr and Mrs Scott's Pareora neighbours, in a neat speech, presented them with a handsome marble 3 clock suitably inscribed. In addition to this Mr Scott was presented with a kit of smoking tools, and Mrs Scott a solid gold brooch, as a token of the esteem m which they are held by the whole district. Cheers were then heartily given for Mr and Mm Scott and family. Songs were contributed by Mesdames Black and Wall, Misses Campbell and Strachan, and Messrs Hutton, Shrimpton, Munro and Moyle. Dancing was kept up with great spirit until the small hours of the morning, and the guests departed having thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Mataura Ensign, 27 October 1900, Page 2
B. Elmis, an old Pareora farmer, now butchering at Timaru, has been, arrested for sheep stealing on Elworthy's run. He was caught by two constables in the act of killing a sheep.

Timaru Herald, 19 November 1900, Page 2
Mr W. H. Seward, who has for many years occupied the position of senior letter carrier at the Timaru Post Office, has been promoted to the post of night watchman at the General Post Office, Wellington, and leaves by to-day's express to take up the duties of his, new Appointment. Mr Seward has been attached to the Timaru office since before the erection of the present building, and has spent the best years of his life m the position he is now leaving, and has enjoyed alike the confidence of the public and the goodwill of his fellow-officers. On Saturday evening last Mr Seward was the recipient of a handsome silver teapot, suitably inscribed, as a souvenir of his long connection with the office. Mr Hutton, the chief postmaster, in making the presentation, spoke in eulogistic terms of the energy and faithful services rendered by Mr Seward. Messrs Cresswell, Capstick, Rogers, Thomas, and Greene, also added their expressions of regret at Mr Seward's departure, and wished him success in his new sphere of duty.

Today's news is tomorrow's fish-and- chip wrapper, so the saying goes.

Marlborough Express, 22 December 1893, Page 3
by Henry Lawson, the Australian poet.
Ah, the People praise their paper when it clamours for redress,
Dreaming not of bitter struggles going on behind the press.
While it rolls for right it's honest when it rolls the other way
It is raking in the dollars growing fat on ads, they say.
Workmen want an honest paper, but they very seldom think
That the pence they pay to get it wouldn't keep the well in ink;
Fight for right and starve for certain, kill a glaring wrong and die
Crawl to money bags and flourish in the land - a living lie!

Oct 8, 2016 The Press. For 10 years he wrote his weekly Heartland columns for The Press newspaper.
Mike Crean left The Press in 2015. Readers loved his Heartland column, that started as Crean's Country, in which he reported from some remote corner of the South Island, in a tone that was usually affectionate and sometimes nostalgic. He wrote about 500 of them .Readers would phone him or write letters, and not to complain. One of the first questions they would ask is whether there might one day be a book of the Heartland column. Tales from the Backroads: A Journey through the South Island's Heartland. Hb. "It is no good trying to write about a place until you can get a good people story out of it. You don't want to write a tourist guide." Cean found 12 themes he felt ran through the columns and wove chapters around them. They include military graveyards, the South island's gold history, ghost towns and the decline of rail. He was a teacher before he was a journalist. Quiz time. The best public toilets in the South Island are where? Geraldine. He joined The Star, initially on its newspapers in Education supplement, and jumped across to The Press in 1993.

The Press December 19 2014 MIKE CREAN
"What have your South Island travels taught you? "I could say roving the valleys, hills, plains and bays has taught me how much I love my homeland. Travelling the South Island is to be constantly reminded of lively pasts now fading into oblivion. Tourism can help revive towns. More often, though, resuscitation of a town comes in other forms. Prospects of comfortable retirement lure oldies to Alexandra, Geraldine, Darfield, Wakefield. Dairy farming and milk factories draw workers to Temuka, Culverden, Hokitika, Edendale. Urban sprawl edges people out of the cities. If you want a symbol of rural decay, look at small country pubs. Locals can buy their booze cheaper in supermarkets, while drink-driving laws have killed the passing trade. Cycle trails and the biking craze have helped some pubs. The pub at Waihao Forks still draws sustenance from the story of the soldier who left his bottle of beer on the bar for when he came back. What I have learned could be put it in one word. Change. That is the one constant I see in the Heartland.

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Rachel Comer was The High Country Herald reporter from 2006 to 2007, chief reporter from 2009 to 2010. South Canterbury Herald June 2018 she wrote It's time to say goodbye. This is the very last South Canterbury Herald. This paper was my first workplace as a journalist, and I returned to the role of Timaru Herald communities chief reporter in 2009. I oversaw this paper and sister publications The Waitaki Herald and Weekender and the Mid Canterbury Herald. I learnt a lot in my time with the paper and have met some great people in the community. A newspaper exists to serve its community, to inform, to entertain, and looking back through the editions from the past 30 years, I think this paper has done that. The newspaper started its life as The High Country Herald in November 1984.

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