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City Affairs

  • Mr Bethwaite – a city councillor

Nelson Regatta

  • Mr Somerville
  • Mr Trask

Oddfellowship

  • Dr Leggatt
  • H. Wilkins
  • R. McArtney
  • W.A. Hounsell
  • G. Mercer
  • G.F. Smallbone
  • Bro. Rothwell [may be Bothwell]
  • H. Edwards
  • Mr Amos

Hospital and Charitable Aid Board

  • Cr Everett
  • Mr Phillips
  • Mr Pattie [this is slightly unclear]

Orphanage Childrens Treat

  • James Canning
  • Father Mahoney
  • Mr M. Hunt

The Maori Football Team

Another of the late Maori football team has gone to his long rest. Wi Karanria, of Hawke’s Bay, having died a few days since of consumption that was contracted in England.

Havelock

  • Mr Reader
  • Mr Doreen
  • Mr Tyres [could be Tyree]
  • The Bijou Band:
    • Fred H. House
    • W. Douglas
    • W. Escourt
    • A. Miller
    • G. Jacobs
    • A.H. Leaper
    • J. Reynolds
    • R. Bird  [could be B. Bird]
    • F. Whiteman
    • L. Leaper

Mahinapawa

  • Wairarapa Claim
    • P. Dumphy
    • J. Morris
    • J. Cately
  • Capt. Levy

Riwaka Road Board

  • Mr Bate
  • Mr Drummond
  • Mr Inglis
  • Mr Rowling
  • Mr Macmahon
  • Mr J. Kerr
  • J.W. Cook
  • D. Pattie
  • J. Inglis [this looks like Inclis]
  • W. Pattie junr
  • G. Hickmott
  • Alex Drummond
  • T. Franklin

Telegrams

Dunedin, January 2
By a fire at Pakertakai, near Waikouaiti, Sa?ins, Louisa, and Madeline Ashwell, half-castes, a mother and two daughters, were burnt to death at midnight on Tuesday.  George Ashwell, the father of the family, was brought into the Dunedin Hospital severely burned, and has since died from the effects.

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This page has very faint and bad print – take the following with a grain of salt.

  • Alexander Tyler – 52 year old seaman from Aberdeen. Died in Gisborne.

News Items

  • Mr Bell – a Wellington Barrister
  • Sir Frederick Whitaker
  • John Burns

Due to the limited availability of my time I have decided to continue to do some transcribing of newspapers that are not currently searchable on Papers Past, but in a reduced capacity.  There will no longer be transcriptions of names associated with advertising (which is a shame, but something has to go) and I will only transcribe whole articles which take my fancy – otherwise it will just be names and the section and page they can be found under.

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Shipping Intelligence

Inwards:

December 31 – Penguin – From Picton, Wellington & South – Passengers:
Misses Richmond, Bayliss, Combs, Vickery (2), Newman, Ross (2).
Mesdames Fletcher and child, McCullock, Hamilton, Staid, Vickery, White.
Messrs Fletcher, McCullock, Sawles, Clark, Innes, Moffat, Fuller, Connor, Ballinger, Perry, Ashton, Holdsworth, McAlpine, Staid, Vickery, Jones, White, Crump, Meads, Hon E Vickery and 12 others.

January 1 – Mawhera – From Picton & Wellington – Passengers:
Misses Cook, Hayes
Mrs Cooper
Lord Devonshire
Dr Kingsley and servant
Messrs Bunny, Wells, Pickard, Kenny, Wood, St.J. and A.R.Lysaght, Leech, Savage and two others.

Outwards:

December 31 – Penguin – For Picton, Wellington & South – Passengers:
Misses Leahy, Murray (2), Keeble, Dement, Moffat, Boyd, Vickery (2).
Mesdames Hayden, Sinclair, Hale, Kudarz, Boyd, Vickery, Dodson, Hon E Vickery.
Messrs Dodson, Gifford, Cousins, Ford, Brown, Hale, Cotterell, Murray, Vickery, Spiers, and 21 others.

January 1 – Mahinapua – For Taranaki & Manukau – Passengers:
Misses Pope, Harris
Mrs Onyoms
Messrs Cowan, O’Shea, Evans, and Dartnell.

January 1 – Mawhera – For Westport & Greymouth – Passengers:
Misses Cummings
Master Levestam
Messrs Carne and Dickenson

Birth

HARKNESS – December 30, at Richmond, the wife of W. Dickson Harkness, of a son.

Marriage

HALE – HARRIS – December 31, at the Cathedral, Nelson, by the Most Rev the Primate, Charles Arthur Esgar Hale, of Wellington, to Annie [obscured] [obscured], second daughter of James Henry Harris, of Nelson.
[Note: the “s” in Esgar is blurred or could be a typographical error.  Annie appears to have two further names but these are blurred and are indecipherable.]

Resident Magistrate’s Court

  • A. Turnbull Esq.
  • W. Wells
  • Catherine Fraser
  • C.P. Anderson
  • A. Dumble
  • John Engle Bretson

Wesleyan

  • Rev. W.C. Oliver
  • Mr Hayes

The Richmond Sports

  • C.E. Molesworth
  • Roderick McRae
  • J.G. Barkness
  • S. Avery
  • M. Lammas
  • F. Green
  • G. Green
  • Joseph Best
  • J.L. Paaps
  • Mr Mills
  • Mr Askew

Under 15 boys:

  • R. Reay
  • C. Avery
  • T. Leighton

Other events:

  • C. Barnett
  • E. Richards
  • J. Ross
  • F.E. Trolove
  • E. Cresswell
  • A. Frazer
  • C. Reader
  • Tovey
  • R. Eyles
  • Hewitson
  • J.T. Harkness
  • George Johnston
  • H. Arnold
  • G. Arnold
  • A. Green
  • J. Busch
  • J.T. Moore
  • Greenfield
  • Botterell
  • Dee
  • Levien
  • Hogg
  • E. Smith

Tug of War:

Harvey’s Moutere Team

  • James Harvey
  • John Harvey
  • George Harvey
  • S. Toece
  • C. Gifford
  • T. Hewetson

Telegrams

Dunedin, December 31
The body of John Davidson, Road Inspector for the Taieri County, was found last night on the road near Outram.  He had evidently fallen from his horse, as his neck was dislocated.

Mr James Wright, 75 years of age, died at Green Island, from apoplexy.

The Committee of the Anglers Association have sustained the protest against Alexander Thompson, of Owaki, in connection with the Exhibition fishing competition, and have awarded the gold medal to Henry St George Hamilton, Glenomaru, and the silver medal to George Munro, Dunedin.

January 1
To-day Mr Caldwell, agent for the Australian Mutual Provident Association, was killed by being thrown out of a trap while driving from Christchurch to Kaiapoi.

Auckland
Names mentioned:

  • T. Marrin [may be Morrin]
  • Sir R. Wilson of Adelaide
  • W. Waters of Glenlore stud
  • Henry George

SPORTING

Greymouth Races – Greymouth, December 31 & January 1
Names mentioned:

  • S. Middlemas (a jockey – thrown & cut)
  • Edward Dodds (jockey of Patrician – rolled on, died from his injuries)

Auckland Races – Auckland, January 1
Names mentioned:

  • Mrs Mitchelson
  • Hon Mr Mitchelson

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News Items

A man named John M. Cawley, has died of injuries received, it is supposed from a passing train while he was asleep on the Otakia Bridge, Otago.  When last seen alive Cawley was not sober.

Papers Past Update

Sorry for taking so long away.

In the year that I have been having my sabbatical the Papers Past website, from which all of these transcribed entries are taken, has had a wonderful upgrade.  They have added the ability to search many of the publications available on the website.

This makes my transcriptions of the New Zealander, Taranaki Herald,  Te Aroha News and the Wanganui Herald redundant.  Of my choices only the Inangahua Times remains, as yet, unavailable for searching.

I recommend you take a look here for the list of titles available through the new search engine.  I also advise that you consider doing your own browsing of papers as well.  The character recognition has vastly improved in the past year from truly appalling to very very good.  However, fuzzy images will still occasionally produce fuzzy results.  So, if you are pretty sure you should be finding entries, do the old fashioned thing and read the whole newspaper yourself.

What this means for NZ Newspaper Articles Blog is a re-evaluation of the usefulness of transcribing names from the as yet unavailable source material on Papers Past – at least until they finally have all issues searchable.

I hope everyone has at least been happy to have found out about the National Library’s wonderful work through this blog, and I wish you good luck with your research.

Cheers for now.

A brief hiatus

This is just a quick note for those who subscribe to the NZ Newspaper Articles blog.

I am currently in the midst of getting to know the new addition to our family tree, and am therefore a bit short of time to continue regular transcriptions. On top of that, we are not currently at home due to major renovations.

This means there will be a little bit of a delay before a new entry appears. I hope that come November we will be back in our house and our new addition will have a somewhat settled routine.

I hope you will all stick with me until then, and will look forward to reading the new newspaper that I will be adding to the collection.

Advertisers on Page One.

  • H.Logie, Postmaster.
  • Messrs Wilkins and Field, Nelson, on behalf of Dalgety and Co. (Explosives)
  • Wm. Davidson and Jules Simon, Westport, on behalf of Dalgety and Co. (Explosives)
  • Gallagher Bros., Reefton, on behalf of Dalgety and Co. (Explosives)
  • Forsyth and Masters, Greymouth and Reefton, on behalf of Dalgety and Co. (Explosives)
  • Jas. Renton, Hokitika, on behalf of Dalgety and Co. (Explosives)
  • Trent Bros., Christchurch (Malted Food)
  • Masefield & Co., Auckland (Engines)
  • John Fowler, Ashburton (Bonnington’s Irish Moss)
  • W.S.Campbell, Proprietor, Albion Hotel, Greymouth
  • J.W.Tatton and Son and Black, Surgeon Dentists, Westport
  • Charles Downie, Proprietor, Commercial Hotel, Murchison
  • Mitchell & Co., Fred M.Mitchell, Manager (Chemists)
  • F.R.Manning, Agent, Dunedin (Engines)

Page Two:

Advertisers on Page Two.

  • Hayward Bros., Christchurch (Foodstuffs)
  • George B. Shepherd, Sharebroker, Mining & Commission Agent, Reefton
  • W. & G. Turnbull & Co., Proprietors, Empire Tea Co.
  • R.Hindmarsh, Sharebroker, Mining & Commission Agent, Bridge Street, Reefton
  • C.Smith, Cash Draper, Broadway, Reefton
  • Free & Cottrell, (Notice of Removal to temporary offices)
  • Jas. Wills & Co., Buller Road, Reefton
  • Forsyth and Masters, Reefton (Cottages for sale & Ironmongery)
  • T.W.Tymons & Co., Greymouth, Drapery
  • Mr Patterson (Tea)
  • E.J.Scantlebury, Chemist

Names mentioned in the news section:

  • Mr Cadman, Minister of Mines (Mining Act Amendment Bill)

Local and General

In our report of the Ikamatua concert in yesterday’s issue, the young lady’s name, whose recital was so excellently rendered, was Miss Newell, and not Neville, as appeared in the report.

A press telegram, received this morning conveys the mournfull intelligence that Mr T.Phelps, formerly of this town, was accidentally killed at Palmerston North. He was in the act of stepping on to a train while the latter was in motion, and was precipitated under the wheels and killed instantaneously. In common with many others we express our great regret, for this shocking termination to a young and useful life. Mr T.Phelps was well-known in Reefton, having been a resident here almost from his infancy, and was for many years in the employ of Mr W.Roberts, farmer.

Other names mentioned in this section include:

  • Mr E.A.Haggen, Editor of the Wellington weekly, People.
  • Dr Findlay (mentioned in the article about the People)
  • E.J.Scantlebury, Chemist (this must be one of the first ever advertorials – it is in the news section and is not a separate advert.)

TELEGRAMS

Wellington, July 31.
Mr McLean, who formerly represented Wellington, will contest the City at the general election.

To-day a Maori girl, aged about ten years, named Teuru Noahina, was severely burnt about the hands, face, neck and body, through her clothes catching fire. She was putting water into the boiler of a house occupied by a native chief named Mahupuka, one of whose tribe she belongs to, when her apron caught fire, and the girl rushing out of the house was soon enveloped in flames. Captain Russell, M.H.R., was passing at the time and promptly took off his overcoat and wrapped it around the girl, thus smothering the flames, and by his decisive action probably saved her life. She is progressing favourably.

While playing in the lower room attached to his mother’s residence, at the back of the Terrace school, Arthur Nancarrow, about eight years of age, sat down sharply againtt the window pane, which gave way, and he was precipitated a distance of some 30 feet on to the concrete path. The forepart of his head is greatly injured, the skull being badly fractured. His condition is serious, but hopes are entertained of his recovery.

Napier, This Day.
T.M.Tuffnell, accounant at the Timber Company’s Office, has disappeared, and nothing has been heard of him since Monday.

COLONIAL BANK LIQUIDATION

Names mentioned are:

  • Justice Williams
  • Mr Haggitt

PARLIAMENTARY

Names mentioned are:

  • Hon. George McLean
  • Mr R. McKenzie, Westport League
  • Mr McNab
  • Messrs G. Hutchison and Ward

Page Three:

Funeral Notice

The friends of Mrs D.Cochrane and Charles Anderson are respectfully invited to follow the remains of their late beloved mother, Catherine, to the Old Cemetery.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Upper Broadway, on SUNDAY at 3 p.m.

T.Crumpton, Undertaker

For Sale

That excellent property known as CHRISTIE’S FARM, situate at the Inangahua Junction. There is a house, two barns, stables, and other necessary outbuildings on the property, which comprises 288 ½ acres. This is a favorable opportunity of acquiring a freehold homestead. The farm will be sold in a whole or in three sections. Further particulars may be obtained on application on the premises.

C.Minderman, Inangahua Junction.

Advertisers on Page Three.

  • T. Hubere Lee, Manager, Hercules Quartz Mining Company
  • R.A.Sutherland, Grandstand Hairdressing Saloon, Broadway, Reefton (Books)
  • D.O.Preshaw, Secretary, Reefton Hospital
  • R.W.Shallcrass, Manager, United Alpine Quartz Mining Company
  • J.B.Saxon, Authorised Surveyor
  • Sydney Black, Surgeon Dentist
  • H.Carter, Watchmaker and Jeweller
  • Linstrom and Prentice, Butchers (Mr F.O.Linstrom), Reefton
  • Edward Conway, Baker, Central Broadway, Reefton
  • W.B.Barkley, Broadway, Reefton (Fabrics and millinery)
  • E.J.Knowsley, Manager, Hallenstein Bros
  • Forsyth and Masters, Hardware & Iron merchants
  • Parkinson & Co., Chemists, Mawhera Quay, Greymouth
  • Harold Brothers, Tea, Reefton
  • T.J.Malloy, Boot Importer, Reefton
  • John Chambers & Son, Auckland (Pumps & irrigation)

Page Four:

Advertisers on Page Four.

  • Joseph Godber, Izal Disinfectant, Christchurch
  • William Thomson, Proprietor, Motupiko (Late Lowden’s)
  • Hathaway & Co, Market Place, Christchurch
  • H.Griffiths, Proprietor, Wharf Hotel, Greymouth
  • Miss Crabb, Dress and Mantle maker (late of Bain & Co., Nelson)
  • Mrs J.Bray, draper
  • W.M.J.Hansby, Chemist and Druggist, Reefton
  • W.Thomson, Chairman, Bank of New Zealand
  • J.W.Easson & Co., Greymouth (Bicycles & Furniture)
  • J.C.Mercer, Nelson (Bicycles)
  • Stanislaus Muller, Manager, Ohoutahi Station
  • Chas. Begg & Co., Dunedin, Music Sellers
  • George Collier, Proprietor, A1 Hotel, Christchurch
  • Mr A.Dunbar, Reefton (in connection with the A1 Hotel)
  • P. Settele, Tailor, Lower Broadway
  • Isaac Lewis, Certified Assayer, Metallurgist & Practical Chemist, Mining Agent.
  • James Stevenson, Agent, Cobb & Co.
  • Canning & Newman, Proprietors, Cobb & Co.
  • Amelia Brandt, Proprietress, Matiri House, Nelson Road
  • J.E.Hounsell & Co., Bookseller, Nelson
  • Sydney Black, Surgeon Dentist
  • Henry Cooper, Mining, Commission and Insurance Agent, Reefton
  • A.Harris, Saddler and Harness maker, Lower Broadway
  • Margaret McAuley, Grocer and General Store Keeper, Smith Street and Buller Road, Reefton
  • Mr Hathaway M.P.S., Christchurch
  • Mrs Hathaway, Private Hospital, Christchurch
  • Joseph Andrews, Manufacturer, 205 Willis Street, Wellington
  • R.A.Sutherland, Hairdressing Saloon
  • R.Chattock, Land, Estate and Commission Agent, Broadway, Reefton
  • Mr S. Chipchase, Dyer and Scourer (ex-Melbourne) (West Coast Dye Works), Alexander Street, Greymouth
  • J.Malloy, Painter & Paperhanger, Reefton
  • Mrs Bray, Draper, next door to C.Rhodes
  • Thomas Jones, ex-proprietor, Post Office Hotel, Greymouth
  • Mr H.C.Fricker, proprietor, Post Office Hotel, Greymouth

Advertisers on Page One:

  • J.Coleman (late of Hamilton), The Hot Springs Hotel (Mr O’Halloran noted as previous owner)
  • P.Quinlan, British Hotel, Te Aroha Goldfields
  • John Allwood, Robin Hood and Little John Hotel, Te Aroha
  • S.W.Buck, The Phoenix Hotel, Morrinsville
  • M.Vaughan (late of Waikato, Fiji & Ohinemuri), Queen’s Hotel, Thames
  • J.M.Syms (late of the p.s. ‘Patiki’), Bendigo Hotel, Shortland
  • R.Kirkwood, Duke of Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge
  • Fred.Gaudin, The Waikato Hotel, Hamilton East
  • Alfred Ashley, Premier Hotel, Waiorongomai
  • Thomas Lawless, Waiorongomai Hotel, Waiorongomai
  • E.Hewitt, Criterion Hotel, Cambridge
  • Mrs Adair, Servants Registry, Te Aroha
  • Mr J. Cuff, Barrister & Solicitor
  • P.Ferguson, Broker, Land and Commission Agent
  • Whitaker & Co., Mining, Land and Commission Agents
  • J.W.R.Guilding, Native Interpreter and Land Agent, Te Aroha & Ohinemuri
  • Mr Pavitt C.E., (late of Christchurch), Authorised Surveyor
  • Thomas Hood, Decorator
  • A.W.Taylor & Co., Soda Manufactory
  • D.Pool, Bakery, Rolleston Street
  • John Grigg, Pollen Street, Thames (Musical Instruments)
  • R.Brenan, Boot and Shoe Maker, Whitaker Street
  • H.Crump, Mining Engineer
  • D.H.Bayldon, Surveyor, Thames and Paeroa
  • Henry G. Hawkins, Half-Circle Nursery, Te Aroha West opposite Waiorongomai
  • F.Leslie, Cabinet Maker and Bedding Manufacturer (Funerals on shortest notice)
  • G.H.A.Purchas, Authorised Surveyor, Whitaker Street
  • L.Jackson, Authorised and Licensed Surveyor, Albert Street, Grahamstown
  • G.Ripley, Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller, Cnr Whitaker and Bridge Streets
  • Bedford & Johnson, Plumbers and Tinsmiths, Bridge Street Landing
  • Charles Johnson, Bricklayer, Bridge Street
  • James Clarke, Grocer, Whitaker Street
  • R.Stackpole, Bootmaker, Waiorongomai
  • A.H.Whitehouse, Pioneer Bootmaker, Whitaker Street
  • Andrew Jamieson, Greengrocer, Fruiterer & Confectioner, Waiorongomai
  • Veale & Co., Bakers and Produce merchants, Tonge’s Boarding-House
  • Hassett and Gemmings, Bakers, Confectioners, Biscuit Manufacturers, Waiorongomai
  • C.R.Johnson, Livery & Bait Stables, Hamilton Hotel (previous owner: late Mr B.Edwards)
  • Hugh Ross, Nurseryman and Seedsman, Waihou (Established 1880)
  • J.Marshall, Draper & Clothier, Albert Street, Thames
  • T.Kitching, Draper, Pollen Street, Shortland
  • P.Faes, Tailor & Habit Maker
  • David Murdoch, Secretary – Union Sash and Door Company, Auckland
  • James Wiseman, Saddlery, Auckland (Established 1861)
  • J.B.Smith, Chaff, Waitoa
  • D.Murphy, Carter and Contractor, Waiorongomai & Te Aroha
  • J.Vuglar, Butcher and General Provisions
  • Chas.Balcke (late of the Thames), Hairdresser, Stationery, Next to B.N.Z.
  • Charles McLiver, Stationery etc., Brown Street, Grahamstown
  • W.J.Hunter & Co., Auctions
  • George McCaul, Ironworks, Brown and Davy Streets, Thames
  • W.H.Hazard, Gunmaker, 168 Queen Street, Auckland

Page Two:

Advertisers on Page Two:

  • John Hudson, Manager, Thames River Steam Navigation Company, Shortland Wharf
    • Steamers: Patiki, Te Aroha, Memsahib
    • New Screw Steamer: Despatch – Captain Roe
  • Captain W.Bettis, Steamer ‘Waitoa’
  • E.Gallaugher, Proprietor, Gallagher’s Bus
  • R.Boyne, Postmaster
  • Dr. Bond, Te Aroha
  • Mr J.Cuff, Solicitor
  • R.K.Davis, Trustee, Bankrupt Estate of T.W.Carr & Sons (a notice regarding sale to Messrs Wells and Soutter)
  • James S. Bond, Printer and Bookbinder, Duke Street, Cambridge
  • Hunt and White, Contractors, Auckland
  • G.A.Burgess, Hon.Sec., (a notice re: Concert in aid of the Church of England)
  • Mr G.S. O’Halloran (Commercial section about his sales)
    • mentions Mr Mason’s nursery, Waikato
  • R.G.Macky, John Bullock & G.S. O’Halloran, Brokers for Thames Mining Shares

General News Section

The heavy rain of Saturday and Sunday last, as might be expected, made the ditch roads of the district if possible worse than ever, and divers mischances befell both pedestrians and equestrians in consequence.
Amongst other sufferers, Mr Cox of Shaftesbury had some unpleasant experiences. He was riding to Te Aroha and on reaching the swamp on the Waiorongomai side of Carr’s house, the horse he was on stumbled in one of the holes and rolled right over. Fortunately the mud was soft, so Mr Cox sustained no bodily injury, though on extricating himself he was besmeared, indeed soaked, with mud from head to feet, so much so that on reaching his destination he had literally to be scraped down by friendly hands. [this continues with comments regarding the County Council not maintaining roading.]


Tenders for the erection of Mr Coleman’s new hotel, on the site of the one recently destroyed by fire, were received during the week, and that of Penk and Allen, for the sum of £885 was accepted. The following were the other tenderers:- Heathcote, £943; West, £985; Farrell, £998; Colebrooke, £1053; Bennett, £1064; Tonge, £1139; Pearson and Sons, £1182; Williams and Taylor, £1260. The new building will be neat in appearance, and have a balcony running along the front. It will contain 23 rooms, the private portions being quite cut off from the bar with a dining-room 30ft x 16, and a hall seven feet wide. Ten weeks from the date of signing the contract are given for completion. Mr F.Pavitt is the architect.


On Saturday last Te Kooti duly paid his promised visit to this township in response to the invitation of Mr Coleman, hotelkeeper. He came in a double seated buggy, with three of his compatriots, a young native acting as charioteer. He was accompanied by a large cavalcade of natives of both sexes, mounted and on foot, but there was little curiosity and no excitement whatever. A few white people went to Coleman’s to see him, and some, but not many, drank with the visitor and at his expense. He appeared to have plenty of money, and certainly did not present the appearance of the bloodthirsty savage of the past. After staying some time he returned to the pah at Omahu, and on Sunday proceeded to Ohinemuri, where he was the guest of Mananui. A large quantity of food was prepared for the visitors, consisting of about ten tons of flour, together with quantities of sugar, biscuits, potatoes, [fish], prok, &c.
During what may almost be deemed his present triumphal march, he has proved himself nearly as good a patron of publicans as his sovereign, Tawhiao, for he halts at all public-houses on route and treats his body guards most liberally. This shows that he must be well supplied with funds, for some of them are exceedingly thirsty souls, and he pays cash for their refreshment. He will make some stay in Ohinemuri, and the return to Te Kuiti in the King Country.


Mr O’Connell has been appointed teacher at the Waiorongomai school. A house has been rented from Mr Wilkinson, and at the close of the holidays the school will be opened.


A man named Henry Brennan was arrested here by detective Doolan, of the Thames, on Tuesday last, charged with larceny as a bailee. It appears that about a year ago a Taranaki resident named Elliott entrusted a horse to the care of the accused for the purpose of being trained, and though he had made frequent applications for its restoration, it has never been returned, and hence present proceedings. Brennan was taken down by boat on Wednesday morning and probably will be remanded from the Thames to New Plymouth to answer the charge against him.


With regards to heavy weather the previous weekend the newspaper reports the following:

In Te Aroha the front of Mr O’Halloran’s auction mart was blown completely out, considerable damage being thereby occasioned.
Mr Vuglar’s five roomed house, a rather large building, was blown off the piles while the inmates were in bed, but fortunately did not topple over, so beyond a fright and shaking and damage to crockery and furniture, no harm was done.


The two claims formerly respectively known as the Warrior and the Sampson, the licenses for which were recently cancelled, have not been long left without being applied for. In another column a notification from the Warden’s Court appears, by which it will be seen that an application for the former is put in, and, if granted, the holding will be re-christened the ‘Shamrock’. Robert Stackpole is the applicant. Patrick Farrell applies for the other, which will, if granted, be re-named the ‘Commercial.’ It is evident that residents know the value of abandoned ground, all the land held under license that has fallen in having been speedily sought after as soon as open.


Other names mentioned in this section:

  • Mr J.B.Whyte, member for the district
  • Hon. Mr Rolleston, previously Minister of Mines
  • Mr Wilson, Hon.Sec., Te Aroha Public Library
  • W.Faulkner, driver of the mail coach
  • Mr Wilson, Clerk of the Bench
  • Mr Littlejohn, Road Inspector, Thames County Council
  • Messrs Wood and Guilding, contractors (roading)
  • Mr Alwright, Inspector of school buildings
  • George Colebrook (builder of the new school)
  • Mr J.P.Campbell, chairman of the Piako County Council
  • Mr Sands
  • Mr George Price, an owner of the S.S. Despatch
  • Captain Roe, (master of the Despatch), lately of the p.s. Patiki

Our Mines

Name mentioned in this section:

  • Messrs O’Shea and O’Keefe (Fiery Cross and Star of the South claims)
  • Mr Pavitt (in connection with surveying Phoenix No.2 and Delta claims)
  • Mr P. Henson, manager, Hauraki mine (on Page 3)
  • Micky te Hira, manager, Hidden Treasure Goldmining Company (includes the Martha mine) (on Page 3)
  • Jimmy Liddell, prospector (on Page 3)
  • Long Drive Walker [I am presuming that this is meant to be another prospector, but this is a little vague.] (on Page 3)
  • Mr E.M.Corbett, Waihi (on Page 3)
  • Hollis and party, Waitekauri (on Page 3)
  • Butler and party, Waitekauri (on Page 3)
  • Messrs Huntly and Skene, prospectors on the old Just in Time ground, Waitekauri (on Page 3)

Page Three:

Letter to the Editor

  • E.Y.Cox, Shaftesbury Temperance Hotel

A Sham Clergyman

Names mentioned in this section about Mangawai:

  • Mr Haselden, Te Arai
  • Mr Rodgers (the sham clergyman)
  • Mrs Ryan, sen.
  • Mr Tutin, churchwarden
  • Mrs Clayton

Latest Telegrams.

Auckland, Tuesday Exening.
James Darrow is the successful tenderer at£15,375 for delivery of 97,000 sleepers for the Rotorua railway at Morrinsville.

The body of a man, who fell over the wharf last night, has been identified as James J. Downey, formerly storeman on the steamer Penguin.


Other names mentioned throughout this page:

  • Mr Fish (in Latest Parliamentary Telegrams)
  • Mr Kelly (in Latest Parliamentary Telegrams)
  • Mr Bryce (in Latest Parliamentary Telegrams)
  • Sir George Grey (in Parliamentary Notes)
  • Mr Hutchinson (in Parliamentary Notes)


In the notices section:

WANTED, a Healthy Wife, under Twenty-five. Send Photograph Address, “Partner”, Box 19, Aroha.

Advertisers/Notices on Page Three:

  • A.M.Wainwright, Dibsell’s Landing
  • H.E.Whitaker, Convenor
  • James Madden, Golden Hill Licensed Holding
  • G.S.O’Halloran, Hon.Sec. (school opening)
  • H.H.Adams, New Find G.M. Co.
  • James H. Balcke
  • Veale & Co. – Thomas Veale
  • Mr C. A[hi]er – very difficult to clearly read
  • J.P.Campbell, Chairman, Piako County Council
  • R.H.D.Ferguson, resignation as member of Taotaoroa Riding
  • John Hunt, Returning Officer, Piako County
  • A.H. Whitehouse, secretary
  • Geo.Wilson, Mining Inspector
  • Harry Kenrick, Warden
  • Robert Stackpole, Shamrock Claim
  • Patrick Farrell, Commercial Claim
  • Chas. Collins, Manager (trespass notice)
  • Mr Larkworthy, Waitoa (trespass notice as above)
  • Geo.Wilson, Secretary and Treasurer, Te Aroha Public Library
  • H.E.Campbell, solicitor (Te Aroha town allotments sale)
  • Darrow and Baggott, Te Aroha Saw Mill, timber
  • C.A.Cornes, Wood and General Carting
  • G.S.O’Halloran, auctioneer
  • R.S.Brown, proprietor, The Nottingham Castle Hotel, Morrinsville
  • J.F.Cocks, Drapery
  • Wells and Soutter, Te Aroha and Cambridge (and London)
  • George Robson, Te Aroha Pharmacy
  • D.J.Frazer, Te Aroha Hardware Store, Whitaker Street
  • James Soppet, General Storekeeper, Waiorongomai
  • R.Mackie, Te Aroha Butchery
  • H.Baskiville, Premier Butchery

Page Four:

Advertisers on Page Four:

  • C.Mackey, Bookseller, 11 Grey Street, Auckland (late Mackay Brothers)
  • Adam Bede, Melbourne Cup, 1883, Auckland
  • R.G.Macky, Broker, land and general commission agent
  • John Farrell, Draper, Te Aroha House, Whitaker Street
  • George Devey, Cabinet Maker, Whitaker Street
  • John Matthew, Painter, Glazier, Paperhanger, Te Aroha and Waiorongomai
  • D.J.Frazer, Ironmonger
  • Wm. Bennett, Carter and Contractor, Whitaker Street
  • H.E.Whitaker, Newspaper proprietor
  • Walker’s Palace Hotel
  • J.A.Dobson, Proprietor, Temperance House and Restaurant, Whitaker Street
  • Geo. H. Applegate & Mr A.F.James, General Merchants, Waiorongomai and The Hill
  • W.Fricker, Painter & Decorator, Tararu Road, Thames
  • Ehrenfried Bros., Phoenix Brewery, Thames
  • McLean’s Circulating Library

Advertisers on Page One:

  • J.Coleman (late of Hamilton), The Hot Springs Hotel (Mr O’Halloran noted as previous owner)
  • P.Quinlan, British Hotel, Te Aroha Goldfields
  • John Allwood, Robin Hood and Little John Hotel, Te Aroha
  • S.W.Buck, The Phoenix Hotel, Morrinsville
  • M.Vaughan (late of Waikato, Fiji & Ohinemuri), Queen’s Hotel, Thames
  • J.M.Syms (late of the p.s. ‘Patiki’), Bendigo Hotel, Shortland
  • R.Kirkwood, Duke of Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge
  • Fred.Gaudin, The Waikato Hotel, Hamilton East
  • Alfred Ashley, Premier Hotel, Waiorongomai
  • Thomas Lawless, Waiorongomai Hotel, Waiorongomai
  • E.Hewitt, Criterion Hotel, Cambridge
  • Mr J. Cuff, Barrister & Solicitor
  • P.Ferguson, Broker, Land and Commission Agent
  • Whitaker & Co., Mining, Land and Commission Agents
  • J.W.R.Guilding, Native Interpreter and Land Agent, Te Aroha & Ohinemuri
  • James Simms, Authorised Surveyor
  • Mr Pavitt C.E., (late of Christchurch), Authorised Surveyor
  • Thomas Hood, Decorator
  • G.H.A.Purchas, Authorised Surveyor
  • L.Jackson, Authorised and Licensed Surveyor, Grahamstown
  • John Grigg, Thames (Musical Instruments)
  • R.Brenan, Boot and Shoe Maker
  • H.Crump, Mining Engineer
  • D.H.Bayldon, Surveyor, Thames and Paeroa
  • Henry G. Hawkins, Half-Circle Nursery, Te Aroha West opposite Waiorongomai
  • Mrs Adair, Servants Registry, Te Aroha
  • F.Leslie, Cabinet Maker and Bedding Manufacturer (Funerals on shortest notice)
  • G.Ripley, Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller
  • Bedford & Johnson, Plumbers and Tinsmiths
  • D.Pool, Bakery
  • Charles Johnson, Bricklayer
  • A.W.Taylor & Co., Soda Manufactory
  • James Clarke, Grocer
  • C.S.Pyne, General Produce
  • M.Whitehead, Bootmaker, Thames
  • R.Stackpole, Bootmaker, Waiorongomai
  • C.R.Johnson, Livery & Bait Stables, Hamilton Hotel (previous owner: late Mr B.Edwards)
  • Hugh Ross, Nurseryman and Seedsman, Waihou (Established 1880)
  • J.Marshall, Draper & Clothier, Thames
  • T.Kitching, Draper, Shortland
  • P.Faes, Tailor & Habit Maker
  • David Murdoch, Secretary – Union Sash and Door Company, Auckland
  • James Wiseman, Saddlery, Auckland (Established 1861)
  • J.B.Smith, Waitoa, Chaff
  • D.Murphy, Carter and Contractor, Waiorongomai & Te Aroha
  • J.Vuglar, Butcher
  • Chas.Balcke (late of the Thames), Hairdresser, Stationery
  • Charles McLiver, Stationery etc., Grahamstown
  • W.J.Hunter & Co., Auctions
  • George McCaul, Ironworks, Thames
  • W.H.Hazard, Gunmaker, Auckland

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Advertisers on Page Two:

  • John Hudson, Manager, Thames River Steam Navigation Company
  • Captain W.Bettis, Steamer ‘Waitoa’
  • E.Gallaugher, Proprietor, Gallagher’s Bus
  • R.Boyne, Postmaster
  • Thornton, Smith and Firth, Auckland (Flour)
  • James S. Bond, Printer and Bookbinder, Cambridge
  • Dr. Bond, Te Aroha
  • Mr J.Cuff, Solicitor
  • F.Pavitt, Architect
  • Hunt and White, Contractors, Auckland
  • W.Hetherington & Co., Te Aroha
  • R.G.Macky, Broker, Land and General Commission Agent
  • Mr G.O’Halloran (Commercial section about his sales)
  • J.A.Dobson, Temperance House and Restaurant

CHURCH SERVICES

Names mentioned:

  • Mr Johnson (Wesleyan)
  • Rev Mr Marshall (Wesleyan)
  • Rev Mr Ferguson (Presbyterian)

General News Section

Though the majesty of the law is viadicated [sp?] by the presence of one solitary guardian of the peace, Sergt. Emmerson, it is most creditable to the population of the district that during the last month he has only exercised his authority twice, once in arresting a drunken man, and in the other issuing a summons for improper language in a public place. There are few districts in the colony with an equal population that can show such a record which speaks volumes for the residents of this locality.


Mr W.Gibbons, who was hurt by falling over a cliff at Wairongomai tramway is progressing favourably.


We are glad to be able to record an act of integrity on the part of one of the residents in this district, which stands out in very pleasant relief against the swindling so commonly perpetrated under cover of the existing bankruptcy laws of this colony. Rather more than twelve months ago Mr Bernard Montague was compelled, through adverse circumstances, to make an assignment under which his creditors received 15s in the pound. Since that time fortune has been more favourable, and a week or so ago he again called his creditors togetther and thougb he had been legally relieved of his debts, paid every one an additional 5s in the pound, thus discharging his debts to the uttermost farthing. Such examples are rare but none the less creditable, and it would be well if many others went and did likewise.
[errors are the newspapers]


Mr Andrew Jamieson has returned to business in Waiorongomai after his late protaled illness. [probably meant to be protracted]


We learn that Mr Ashley has sold the Premier Hotel to Mr B Montague, and that the latter will take possession at an early date.


Sergt. Emerson has been appointed Inspector of Slaughter-Houses for this district by the Piako County Council.


A rather alarming accident happened at Shaftesbury on Wednesday afternoon. As Mr and Mrs Newsom, who were leaving the hotel to take up their residence in one of the cottages on the west side of the Waihou, were crossing the river in the boat used as a ferry boat, it upset, and the occupants with their luggage were thrown into the water. Mr Bradey, who was also in the boat, brought Mrs Newsom to shore in a fainting condition. Had the boat gone a few yards further it would have been in swift running deep water, which might have entailed more serious consequences. As this small boat in charge of a boy takes the school children across night and morning, the accident shows the urgent need of a safe punt being provided. There has already been one case of drowning in this new settlement, and we trust the matter will be seen to before we have to record another.


Other names mentioned in this section:

  • Mr John Sheehan
  • Messrs Applegate and James
  • Mr Carr
  • Wiseman and party, contractors
  • Mr W. Wilson
  • Mr Beere, District Engineer
  • Mr Lawless, proprietor, Waiorongomai Hotel
  • Mr Crump, architect
  • Mr Brown (regarding an Accident Relief Fund committee)
  • Mr Johnson(regarding an Accident Relief Fund committee)
  • Messrs T.Gavin, J.Goldsworthy, J.Scott, E.Cameron, H.McLiver, J. Hirst, G.Beeson, G.Taylor, H.H.Adams, J.Sampson, J.C.Firth Esq. (regarding an Accident Relief Fund committee)
  • Mr Orcharson and Mr Boyne, the Telegraph station
  • Alley’s Farm at Hikutaia

Resident Magistrate’s Court

Tuesday, June 19th.
(Before H.Kenrick Esq., R.M.)

Elizabeth Hector was charged with having made use of obscene language in Whitaker-street on Sunday last.
Sergt. Emmerson proved the offence, and the accused was fined 20s and costs, with the alternative of a week’s imprisonment.
The Magistrate added that he regretted the punishment would fall on offenders’ husband in lieu of herself, but added that if she were brought up again he would send her to gaol.

ASSAULT
Joseph Read was charged with having violently assaulted J.H.Smith on the evening of Wednesday the 13th inst.
Mr Campbell appeared for the complainant, Mr Cuff for the defence.
Before the case was gone into Mr Cuff said it was doubtful whether the Magistrate had jurisdiction, as the alleged assault arose out of question of title to property, and he quoted the 185th clause of ‘The Justices of the Peace Act, 1882″, in support of his objection.
The Magistrate said that Mr Cuff was premature in raising the point. If, on hearing, the facts disclosed a question of title, then he could not deal with the case, but must send it for trial to a higher court. He would proceed with the case, and if it was found that any question of title arose it would be competent for Mr Cuff to raise the objection at any time.
The plaintiff said that he was appointed a bailiff for the purposes of making a dis[t]ress on defendant’s premises and he took possession on the 6th inst. He made an inventory, a copy of which he gave to Mrs Read, and the original he produced. She said nothing except ag that her husband was not home. Plaintiff saw defendant on Sunday, and again the following Wednesday. Witness received a letter from him making an appointment and in consequence went to see defendant in the evening of the 13th. He called at the house of the latter, and was asked to go in and take a seat. He did so when he and defendant had some conversation, the latter asking witness if Mr Campbell would take half of the amount due, to which he replied that Mr Campbell required the whole of it. Defendant asked if Mr Campbell had any authority to receive the rent, and witness said he believed he had. He then asked witness by whose authority he was appointed bailiff and he replied by Mr Campbell’s. In reply to a question why he had annoyed his wife witness said he had not annoyed her without anything further defendant jumped up and knocked witness off the chair on to the floor and when there kicked him on the back. After that he he[?]mmed witness up in a corner and kept striking him repeatedly and hit or kicked him in the ribs. Witness managed to escape but he was too excited to remember how, as his face was covered with blood as he was greatly injured.

By Mr Cuff. – Mr Campbell authorised him to go in as bailiff. He had heard that Mr Campbell was a bankrupt, He did not give Mrs Read a copy of the warrant, he did not know it was necessary. Mrs Read would not allow him to take an inventory but he did so in one room against her wishes. He did not give her a signed copy of the inventory. Mr Campbell told him to take an inventory and remain in possession. Though he did not remain in possession it was an understood thing that he was to be considered in possession. Mrs Read said that she did not believe Mr Campbell had any right to be sent. Witness thought defendant was going to pay the rent, but the latter said that Mr Campbell had no right to the rent. The first assault was a blow on the jaw, and witnest thought he kicked him, witness did not try to hit defendant. He could not do so for he was pinned up. He could not have broken his ribs by bending over the sofa. He had had lumbago recently, but no fall that could have fractured his ribs. He did not believe Read had any illwill but committed the assault in the heat of passion.

By the Magistrate. – Mrs Read was out of the room all this time. She was in the kitchen and the door was closed. He went to the house that night in consequences of being asked to do so in the letter produced. Defendant did not order him out of the house but struck him first.

John Henry R.Bond, duly qualified medical practitioner, proved that he had examined the complainant, and found that he had sustained a fracture of a rib on the right side, a bruise on the nipple, a laceration of the right ear and a bruise behind it, also a laceration of the nose and considerable swelling; subsequently he discovered that there was a fracture of the nose and slight displacement. Complainant would not be fit for work for about 30 days. There would be permanent displacement of the nose.

By Mr Cuff. – A rib might easily be broken in a scuffle. There was only a slight bruise there. No very great force was required to break a rib. He saw no definite signs of kicks on the complainant.
Mr Cuff said the defence was that defendant had been told that Mr Campbell, in consequence of having been compelled to make an assignment, was not the proper person to receive the rent. At the interview in question defendant found that complainant was improperly in possession, and in turning him out jammed him against the sofa, whereby any injuries sustained had been occasioned. He justified the assault on the ground that he only used sufficient to turn the complainant out.
Defendant made a statement, saying that on coming home from his work on Saturday he heard from his wife, that Mr Campbell had sent a man to levy a distress during his absence. He made an appointment with Smith intending to pay the money, but on enquiry he found that the whole transaction was illegal. When Smith came the (defendant) asked him what arrangements he had made with Mr Campbell for him. Smith said Mr Campbell wanted all the money, and he as bailiff demanded the whole. Defendant asked him if he was sure he was bailiff, and he said yes, but it was the first time he had been bailiff, and it should be the last. After some conversation about the notice, complainant then said he was bailiff then in the house, but had not Mr Campbell’s papers with him. Defendant told him that he was sure that he was not bailiff and in the excitement jumped up from his seat seized Smith by the scuff of the neck and rushed him up in the corner of the room, between the sofa and the wall, his nose coming in contact with the wall and causing it to bleed. He then opened the door and pushed Smith out but he could not say whether he used more force or not than was required, but he had no intention of either maiming or disfiguring complainant.

The Magistrate said that no question of title had arisen. Had such been the case then the jurisdiction of the Court would have been ousted. On this occasion plaintiff merely went to discuss the matter and not to take possession. Subsequently, however, without the slightest provocation, a very severe assault was committed through defendant losing his temper. The only dofibt [doubt] he had was whether he should not send the defendant for trial to a higher court. If he (Magistrate) dealt with the case it would debar defendant from obtaining any civil redress in the shape of damages.
Mr Campbell said there was no hope of redress that way, and asked the Magistrate to deal with the matter in a summary manner.
The Magistrate, after pointing out that complainant had acted most civill[y] throughout, said that at the time he were assaulted he was not in possession at all, read defendant a severe lecture on the temper he had displayed and the brutality he had shown. If he were to send defendant for his trial he would probably get a prolonged term of imprisonment. He would therefore impose on defendant the highest monetary penalty the law would permit. Defendant would be fined £10, of which one-half would be awarded to the complainant, and costs £1 11s. In default of payment defendant to be imprisoned in Mount Eden Gaol for one month with hard labor. One half the fine and costs to be paid in 14 days and the balance at the expiration of the 14 succeeding days, a warrant to issue in default of either payment.


Civil Cases mentioned include:

  • J. Squirrell vs J. S[n]asd[a]ll
  • P.Faes vs Rewi Mokino
  • J.Bullock vs same [Rewi Mokino]
  • Baskiville vs Gair
  • E.Rane vs H. Baskiville
  • Walker vs H.Verity
  • J. O’Neill vs H.H.Adams [employment case]

Our Mines

Name mentioned in this section:

  • Mr Adams

Te Aroha Band of Hope

Name mentioned in this section:

  • Mr G. Devey
  • Miss Fanny Huxtable
  • Mr W. Ashby
  • Mr J. Ilott [typing is very vague Ilot or Hott or Bott?]

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Latest Telegrams.

Auckland, last night.
The jewellery taken from Henrikson’s shop has been found planted in the Domain.

Gisborne, last night.
The Supreme Court sat till nearly 10 o’clock last night, hearing the charge against Naera te Whera for the murder of a Native chief on the East Coast. A verdict of manslaughter was returned, the jury deliberating half an hour. Sentence was deferred till this morning, when His Honor passed a sentence of penal servitude for life. This concluded the criminal business.

Special Meeting of the School Committee

Names mentioned in this section:

  • Mr O’Halloran
  • Mr Lavery, Chairman
  • Mr Cocks
  • Mr Allwood
  • Mr Allen
  • Mr Lawless
  • M Colebrook, contractor
  • Mr Poole
  • Mr T. Cooper
  • Mr O’Sullivan, Inspector of Schools
  • Mr Mackey

Te Kooti on the Peace Path

Names mentioned in this section:

  • Te Kooti
  • Hirawa te Moananui [text is very faded]
  • Te Moananui
  • Keepa te Wharau
  • Mr Coleman

General News Section:

Names mentioned here include:

  • Mr Cocks (new store being built, he is noted as one of the first people to begin business in Te Aroha)
  • Mr Brigham, saddler
  • Mr J.C.Firth
  • E.F.Roche Esq.

Name mentioned in letter to the editor:

  • Ed. Kersey Cooper

Advertisers/Notices on Page Three:

  • A.M.Wainwright, Dibsell’s Landing
  • W.F.Hunt, Waiorongomai
  • H.E.Whitaker, Convenor
  • A.H. Whitehouse, secretary
  • R.G.Macky, collector
  • David Forsyth
  • James Fitzpatrick
  • James Hobbs
  • Geo.Wilson, Mining Inspector
  • Harry Kenrick, warden
  • William Fraser, late licensee (goldmining)
  • J.F.Cocks, Drapery
  • George Robson, Te Aroha Pharmacy
  • Veale & Co., Bakers and Produce merchants
  • James Soppet, General Storekeeper, Waiorongomai
  • A.H.Whitehouse, Pioneer bootmaker
  • M.Hotchin, Pine Restaurant, Te Aroha
  • Darrow and Baggott, Te Aroha New Mill, timber
  • G.H.A.Burgess
  • Hy. Crump, Returning Officer
  • H.E.Campbell, solicitor
  • Geo.Wilson, Secretary and Treasurer, Te Aroha Public Library
  • John Bullock, Hon.Sec., Vermont Licensed Holding
  • Chas. Collins, Manager (trespass notice)
  • Mr Larkworthy, Waitoa (trespass notice as above)
  • G.H.A.Purchas, County Engineer
  • Andrew Jamieson, Greengrocer, Waiorongomai
  • Hasset and Gemmings, Bakers and Confectioners, Waiorongomai
  • Wells and Soutter, Te Aroha and Cambridge (and London)
  • G.S.O’Halloran, auctioneer
  • D.J.Frazer, hardware
  • R.Mackie, Te Aroha Butchery
  • H.Baskiville, Premier Butchery

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Farm and Garden

Name mentioned in this section:

  • Mr Frederick Brady, sheep farmer, Pahautanui

Advertisers on Page Four:

  • Adam Bede, Melbourne Cup, 1883, Auckland
  • John Farrell, Draper
  • George Devey, Cabinet Maker
  • John Matthew, Painter, Glazier, Paperhanger
  • D.J.Frazer, Ironmonger
  • Wm. Bennett, Carter and Contractor
  • H.E.Whitaker, Newspaper proprietor
  • Walker’s Palace Hotel
  • J.A.Dobson, Proprietor, Temperance House and Restaurant
  • Geo. H. Applegate & Mr A.F.James, General Merchants
  • W.Fricker, Painter & Decorator, Tararu Road, Thames
  • Ehrenfried Bros., Phoenix Brewery, Thames
  • McLean’s Circulating Library