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Saturday 1 July 1899
Meeting of creditors in the estate of W.N. Moffatt, the younger, were held. Named. Proceeding July 13.

The installation of Bro. J. Storrier as W.M. of Lodge Caledonian, No. 16, took place in St. John's Hall, Church St. on Thursday evening in the presence of a large number of brethren. The installing officer was R.W. Bro. W. Grifkins, P.G.M., assisted by Bros. Binns, McDougall, Hardy, Crerar, Anderson and McBride, Grand Lodge Officers. Bro. J.S. Keith inducted the officers for the ensuing year. After the lodge closed a banquet took place in the Sophia Street hall. The catering entrusted to Mr Budd, who gave the greatest satisfaction.

The usual fortnightly meeting of the Congregational Young People's Union was held on Wednesday, the rev. G. Burgess occupying the chair. This being the 'Men's Evening" a good programme was anticipated, and there was a very good attendance. Cornet solos by Mr R. Munro; songs by messes Jones and Smith; and Higgins; humorous readings by Messrs Tennent, Hollow and F. Burford; and tableaux by Messrs Tubb. Mrs Burgess kindly played the accompaniments.

Mr W.C. Barnard will preach at the Primitive Methodist Church, Barnard street, tomorrow and Gleniti in the afternoon.

The Loan Company, Oamaru, notice respecting the sale of  Mr James Meek's Hurstlea property in the Hakatermea Valley. The property includes 6470 acres of freehold land and 7500 crossbreed sheep, horses, implements, etc.

Mr T. Bullock, Ashburton, sells an improved farm close to the Tinwald saleyards next Saturday.

The Rev. J.N. Buttle will conduct both services at the Wesleyan Church tomorrow and at the schoolhouse, Kingsdown in the afternoon.
Mr W. Callender, manager of the Bank of New Zealand at Timaru, has been appointed one of the District Inspectors with his head quarters in Auckland, and will be succeeded here by Mr Aldred, from Wellington. The change will be made in a week or two's time.

The South Canterbury Divisional Prohibition League will hold meetings in Timaru on Monday next in the Wesleyan Schoolroom, Bank street. Addresses will be given by Rev. Messrs G. Burgess, J. Chisholm, J.N. Buttle, W.C. Woodward and Captain Simpson, of the Salvation Army.

Tuesday 4 July 1899
On Saturday last two young girls drove through the Waimate Gorge in a gig belonging to Mr Hamilton, contractor. When opposite Mr Kueglar's at Kapua, a dog ran after the horse, causing it to turn round abruptly and bolt in the direction of Waimate. The girls were thrown out, but were not seriously injured. The horse was stopped by Mr Dodd, a brother of one of the occupants of the gig, a who immediately drove his sister and her companion back to Waimate. The gig was badly smashed.

Tuesday 4 July 1899
The Hon. Major Steward was written to Mr F.R. Gilligham, chairman of the Mackenzie County Council, requesting him to ascertain how many persons in the neighbourhood are prepared to take up farms on the Three Springs Estate if it is bought by the Government at the company's price, 5 an acre all round; what area they would be prepared to take, and what rentals they would be prepared to give. Mr Gillingham accordingly calls a meeting of those interested to be held in the Fairlie Library on the 8th inst.

Tuesday 11 July 1899 pg4
Response to settle Three Springs. 40 persons attended. The estate comprises 7112 acres, of which 1771 acres are purely pastoral country and quite fit for cultivation. The company's price is 5 per acre for the whole estate. Allowing for this and for expenditure in survey's, roading, etc, gives the capital cost per acre of farm land to such a figure that a rental of 7s per acre would be necessary to meet the statutory requirements of a 5 per cent. interest on cost. Mr Siegert thought the Government be urged to purchase the estate. The land is good and very convenient to road and railway and he was sure the settlers would do well, and it would also be a great benefit to the township of Fairlie.
Mr. G. I. Hamilton said there was a possibility of the new settlers agitating for an extension of the railway to Silverstream. It would be a bad thing for Fairlie to lose the terminal position it now occupies. Mr McLean said the estate should be obtained as cheaply as possible for the settlers. Mr Thomas Burgess moved and Mr W. Watts seconded - "That in the opinion of this meeting it is desirable that the Government should acquire the Three Springs Estate for close settlement... A price of about 4 10s per acre would be a fair value of the whole block." Mr H. Struthers remarked.... Messrs Goodwin and W. Adamson and others signed a petition "...We the undersigned residents in the Fairlie district agree to take up the areas opposite our respective names."

Tuesday 4 July 1899
Mackenzie County Council Monthly meeting Present Messrs F.R. Gillingham (chairman), Rutherford, McLean, McLeod and Wreford.
The contractor for chipping round the Tekapo plantation, J. Lewin waited on the Council about settling up for his work, done 2 years ago, payment having been withheld because he had not finished the work, and had caused damage by fire. The Council determined to deduct payments made on the contractors account and pay 2 of the balance of 2 14.
Council's men had been occupied in repairing the main road near Burkes Pass, and laying pipe culverts at Paddy's Market. The road at Opawa coalpit had been improved, approaches to Rocky Gully stock bride made. Erection of a hut on the Tekapo road. J. Anniss' contract on the Tekapo-Pukaki road was well advanced, but work had to be abandoned owing to severe frosts. The chairman had purchased a draught horse for the Council at Dunedin at a cost of 47 10s. The chairman said he believed he got the second best horse of 150 at the Dunedin sale.
Mr P. McAteer, Timaru, offered to sell a launch, with pedal driven propeller (for two men), now laid up at moorings in Timaru, for 65.
Mr H.G. Smith, offered to lease the pound site at Fairlie when the pound is removed.
The chairman suggested the Lands and Survey Department be asked for grants for further planting at Pukaki hotel, and planting willows at Edwards Creek.

Wednesday 5 July 1899 Letters lie unclaimed at the Timaru Post Office for the quarter ended June, as fellows:-
From the United Kingdom, G. Berryman, W. McLeod
from America, J. Greaney, T. Roberts
from Germany, McEwen and Co.
from Victoria, Mrs K.G. Clarry
from New South Wales, J. McDonald

Friday 7 July 1899
Timaru Bowling Club. Mr Bristol re-elected president. Messrs Bamfield, Reid, Evans, Mee, Wray and LeCren were elected vice-presidents; Messrs R. R. Taylor and M. White re-elected as treasurer and secretary, respectively; Messrs Davies, Gibson, Gabites, Gillman, Hart, Lane, Keith and Rowley were elected as committee; Messrs Gow, Courtis and Davies as match and handicap committee. Messrs Gabites, Gibson and Sutter as ground committee, Mr A.. Hart as auditor.
Four new members - Messrs Simmers, Philips, Vickerman and Capstick. Votes of thanks to Mr Keith for use of his marquee.

Friday 7 July 1899 Geraldine Town Board
Present -Messrs J.W. Pye (chairman), J.J. McCaskey, J.M. Sutherland, J. O'Malley, R.Y. Ferguson and Dr Hislop.
The waste land in Forest street valued and offered to the adjoining owners, and Mr W. Shiers was selected as valuer. Mr Amos Sherratt sent in objections to certain valuations made on properties for which he is agent. The tender of Mr H.R. Pratt was accepted for supply of 250 yards of shingle and Messrs Fleming Bros. for drawing piles from the wrecked breakwater at the Waihi terrace. The Board then rose.

Friday 7 July 1899 Temuka Town Board
The monthly meeting. Present Messrs James Blyth (chairman), J. Findlay, W. G. Aspinall, R.B. Comer and H. Lee.
Tenders received as follows:- Formation of Godley street - F. Collier, P. O' Mars 4 5s.(accepted)
Lamp-lighting - J.W. Boulter, J. Slate, J. McGrath, G. Hart 2 17s (accepted)
Nightman - C. Fraser and J. Slate 75 per annum. Former accepted.

Friday 7 July 1899
Club Hotel (Family and Commercial) G. Searle, Proprietor. (Late of Palmerston South.)
The Empire Hotel, Timaru. Thomas J. Burns, Proprietor. Its central situation, being within three minutes walk of Post and Telegraph offices, Railway Station, Wharves.
Timaru Hotel, Stafford Street, Timaru. Captain Morgan. (Late of the Commercial and Royal Hotels, Timaru and Royal Hotel Christchurch)
Old Bank Hotel, M. O'Meeghan.
Grosvnor Hotel, corner of South Belt and Madras Street, Christchurch, near Railway Station, Christchurch. T. Twomey, late of Wallingford Hotel, Temuka. Proprietor.

T. Well, Arcade, Timaru. Money to lend.
W.J. Palmer, general blacksmith and horseshoer, Stafford Street. late Ogilvie and Byers), Timaru.
Plants, shrubs, tress &c., James Kerr, Stafford Street (opposite Arcade, Timaru)
Patents. Mr J.E.S. Jackson, 52 Stafford Street.
J.C. Oddie, Chemist, Timaru

Tuesday 11 July 1899
Mr James Brown, of Waimataitai, won the special prize for Minorca hen at the Oamaru Poultry Show, and Miss Allpress, Timaru, was second for scones.

Mr W. Botherway has purchased the butchery business of the late D. Meehan, at Pleasant Point.

The latest patent Gazette contains notices of two applications for patents from South Canterbury. Charles Adams, shepherd, of Raincliff, adds one more to the already almost innumerable inventions for straining fence wires. David Moore, implement agent, Timaru, seeks to patent an improved "feed run for sowing small seeds, such as turnip, rape, and the like."

Mr Michael Mullin announces this morning that he has leased the Commercial Hotel.

There was a good muster of members at the fortnightly meeting held by the Juvenile Foresters' lodge last Friday. Bro. H.B. Dale, S.C.R., occupied the chair in the absence of C.R.

Wanted - A COOK; also a BOY to Milk and make himself generally usefull. Apply John Murphy, Pleasant Point Hotel.

To Let -Above Shop, Six unfurnished Rooms. Apply W. Wade, Saddler, Stafford Street.

Wanted - usefull GIRL, used to children. Apply Mrs Bargefrede, Waimataitai Store.

Anthony Mills, George Street. Has baths, buckets, slop pails, saucepans, stew -pans, Wringers, enamel ware, tin ware and brushware. Lamps, and general stock of hardware at bedrock prices. Guns repaired. Tin, iron, brass and copper work as usual.

Blankets - English and colonial. Dressmaking department. Colonial tweed. Style and fit guaranteed, at W. Coe's, 123 Stafford St.

The best hairdressers in Timaru are employed by Francis Tasker. Ladies can get their combings made beautiful on short notice. Only first class tobacconist and fancy goods stocked.

J.R. Millar's. Electro-plater, watchmaker & Jeweller, Stafford St., N., Timaru.

Tesoe - of the many remedies for neuralgia. M. Knudsker, Seadown.

Pearson's Arcade Shop & Coffee Rooms. School books, slates, atlas, exercise boos and scribbling tablets, leather school bags, arrowroot.

Mackenzie County Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Joseph White, Moderator, will D.V., Preach at Fairlie on the Sabbath 16th inst., at 11 a.m. and declare the Charge Vacant. James Wilson, Secretary.

Tuesday 13 July 1899
Louis Heimau was fined 5s or 24 hours on a charge of vagrancy.
Collie dog found by Mr S. Matthews, Gleniti.

Tuesday 13 July 1899
The Orange Lodge's Celebration. A large attendence at the Assembly Rooms last evening on the occasion of the celebration of the 12th July. M. Boothroyd was a capital chairman, apologies - a telegram from Grand Master, Bro. Greig (in attendence on the Grand Lodge,, Christchurch). Song were given by Misses Smith, Higgine and Owers, Messrs F. Langdon, F. McCullough, J. McPherson, W. Boys, and W. Foster, a recitation by Mr J. Fleming, a flute solo by Mr W. Owers, a hornpipe by Walter Smith. Miss Whelch accompanied the singers. The Rev. W.C. Woodward gave an address.

Friday 14 July 1899
Mr Thomas Dyer of Hinds was appointed clerk and overseer out of 16 applicants to the Geraldine Road Board. Mr Dyer has been acting in a similar capacity for the Rangitata Road Board in the Ashburton County for over the last three years.

Saturday 15 July 1899
Annual meeting of the Fairlie District Library.
Mr J.E. Goodwin presided. Committee elected. Mr A.H.McLean elected chairman, J.E. Goodwin, Banks, Gilmour, R. Gillingham, C.J. Talbot, A. Watson, J.R. Wallace (treasurer).

Saturday 15 July 1899
A branch of the St. John's Ambulance Association has been started in Temuka. Dr Warren has kindly consented to deliver a course of lectures to bath male and female classes, and give the necessary instruction to enable the students to render "first aid." The first lecture was given on Thursday afternoon, when 22 ladies were present.

Plough 1899

Monday 17 July 1899
A fire occurred at the Mount Peel Road Board premises on Thursday. Some clothes hanging at the kitchen fire caught. Luckily the servant kept her head, and dragged the clothers outside, the loss of the things and a scorched mantelpiece being the only damage.

Tuesday 18 July 1899
Constable Willoughby at Fairlie applied for an enlargement of the house.

Tuesday 18 July 1899
Fairlie - Before C.A. Wray
E. Hervey, summoned on the information of the Stock Inspector for failing to supply stock returns, fined 1 and costs.
R. Mackay was summoned for a similar offence. Case dismissed the notice having been wrongly addressed.
D. Shewan v. J. Stapleton claimed grazing was not charged.

Wednesday 19 July 1899
Geraldine before Mr Wray
John Tindall was charged with failing to send in sheep returns within the time specified by the Act. Fined 1.
Samuel McIlroy charged with a similar offence. Did not appear. Fined 1.

Friday 21 July 1899
Waimate - before Major Keddell, S.M.
M. Kennedy, truant officer, charged John Wilson with a breach of the School Attendence Act. Fined 2s, costs 7s.
C.L. Empson, Stock Inspector, charged Henry Quinn for failing to make a return of sheep owned by him. He had owned no sheep for two years. Fined 20s with costs 7s for not notifying that he had ceased to be a sheep-owner.
J. Kane and A. Jones on similar charges. Fined 20s, 7 s costs.
H. Mann v. W. Fortherungham, claim for 10. Defendant pleaded illness for not paying.
W. Simpson v. W. Grant claim for 75 for grazing.

Wednesday 26 July 1899
Temuka before Mr C.A. Wray
A. Priddle was charged with committing a breach of the Stock Act in failing to make returns. - Fined 20s and costs.
Edward Crowe pleaded guilty to a similar offence and fined a liked amount with costs.
Edward Pilbrew, town clerk, was charged on the information of A.W. Surridge with assaulting him on Monday, July 24th. There was a cross action for snowballing. Mr Pilbrew was proceeding down Commerce street when he was pelted by some boys. In protecting himself Surridge was struck with a stick. Evidence giving by C. Bates, an onlooker who had been pelted. Both cases dismissed.

Thursday 27 July 1899
His Lordship Bishop Grimes, accompanied by an old Timaru resident, the Rev. father Foley, arrived in Timaru yesterday from Waimate by the express and was met at the station Fathers Tubman, McDonald and Pertius, the Marist Brothers, and the leading members of the Timaru congregation and was driven to the Priory. He will remain here for a fortnight to conduct a spiritual mission and will also make collections towards the fund for erecting a cathedral in Christchurch.....

26 April 1899, Page 3
At the annual meeting of the Seadown householders there were fifteen present. Mr S. Cain was voted to the chair. The retiring committed were re-elected, Messrs S. Cain, D. O'Driscoll, E. Hornbrook, F. Falvey, J. Lynch, J. McKenna, and J. Holwell. At a meeting of the new committee Mr Cain was re-elected chairman.

Friday 28 July 1899 Seadown School Committee
Present - Messrs Cain (chairman), Falvy, McKenna and D. O'Connell. Roll 87, average 77.

Andrew Gibson, Burnside, Temuka. Letter to the editor.
S. Hansen fined for failing to make sheep return. Timaru M.C.

Monday 31 July 1899
Mr George Knott announces that he will open a butcher's shop in Mr W. Ower' late premises, Elizabeth street, tomorrow.

Saturday 5 August 1899
At the monthly meeting of the Pleasant Point School Committee there were present - Messrs W. Ray (chairman), W. Eichbaum, W. McKibbin, M. Maze, M. Saunders, G. Crozier, and J. Cartwright. Highest number in attendence being 172. On Arbor Day the boys with the assistance of Mr Dalglish, headmaster,  McKibbin and Mr Saunders, planted trees in the school ground. Miss Oliver and Miss Ray sat pupil teacher exams.

Saturday 12 August 1899
A large number of members of the various sporting bodies at Geraldine and friends met Mr E. O'Malley at the Oddfellows Hall on Thursday to give him a hearty farewell on the eve of his departure for Amuri. Mr O'Malley during his two and a half years' residence in Geraldine has shown great interest in the different organizations. He was a lieutenant of the Geraldine fire brigade. Secretary to the Geraldine Racing Club, and St. Patrick's Day Sports Association. Captain of the Geraldine Football Club. Mr J.W. Pye presented Mr O'Mallery with a neat combination of a timepiece and barometer, and Captain McIllroy, on behalf of the Fire Brigade, handed him a very handsome travelling bag with a suitable inscription on a silver plate.

Timaru Herald, 26 August 1899, Page 2
Messrs H. Geany [sic: Geaney] and Co., of the Zealandia Butchery, draw special attention to their show of meat. The chief exhibits are the carcases of two steers and four heifers from the herd of Highland cattle on Mr G. H. Rhodes' Claremont estate. The dressed carcases averaged about 600 lbs, and the beef is of the finest quality, lean and fat being of a beautiful colour. In addition to the usual Friday display of mutton, the carcases of the Southdown cross from Mr A. Allan's Glen-iti flocks, and the porkers from Mr VV. Grant's farm, are of very choice quality. The weather is all that could be desired for a meat display, and the Zealandia shop looks exceedingly well.

Wednesday 6 September 1899
The quarterly meeting of the Waimate Licensing Committee was held in the courthouse yesterday, Major Keddell presiding. The application of the executors of the late P. Dooley to transfer the lease to J.J. Ardagh was granted. The application of J. Fothergill to transfer the license of the Georgetown Hotel to Robert Frost was also granted.

Wednesday 4 October 1899
Mr Thomas Black, who was selected by the Levels County Council for appointment as county overseer, is a young man 25 years of age, son of Mr W.J. Black, overseer of Waimate County, at present employed as draughtsman in the Land and Survey Department, Marlborough district, under Mr F. Smith, district Surveyor. He has had considerable experience in preparing estimates and specifications for county work and supervising construction. He was for three years in the office of Messrs Meason and Marchant, Timaru, as cadet, when they were engineers to the old Geraldine County Council, and subsequently under his father, and since leaving Waimate had been engaged as chainman and draughtsman under Mr Brodrick, District Surveyor, Marlborough. The applicant sent satisfactory testimonials from Messrs Meason and Marchant, Mr Brodrick, and Mr R.J. Johnson, Lands and Survey Officer at Kaikoura.

Wednesday 4 October 1899
At the Sailors' Rest Committee, held Tuesday evening, the report of the caretaker showed a very busy month, 94 sailors having made 300 visits. Services were held each Sunday evening during the month; 20 men were present at one service. Mr Stead thanked several young friends who had gone down to the Rest to assist in entertaining the sailors. The crew of the s.s. Rakaia sent a letter thanking Mr Stead. "as the cosiest and most home-like they had ever seen, and they wish it will grow no larger." Books and periodicals have been received from Mrs Guinness, Mrs Ross, Mrs Laing-Meason, Mrs Strachy, Mr Penrose, Mr Kernohan, Mrs Hart, Miss Holdgate, and Mr Newlands. A parcel of stationery had been received from Mr Wagstaff, and Mr Joseph Ellis had carted a ton of coal free of charge. Mr Stead gives a parcel of literature to the men on each boat leaving the port.

Wednesday 4 October 1899
Obituary of the late Canon Hinds Howell, father of Mr W.B. Howell, of Timaru, who died on July 31st at the age of 91. The Rev. Canon Hinds Howell was the seventh son of C.A. Howell, Treasurer of the Island of Barbadoes and Colonel of a Royal Militia Regiment. Three generations of the deceased family held the treasurership of Barbadoes. In 1828 Mr Hinds Howell went to England and to Merton College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1883.......long article.  The deceased had nine children, of whom only one son and two daughters survive him, the son being Mr W.R. Howell, of Timaru, the respected chairman of the Education and High School Boards.

Friday 6 October 1899
We learn that Mr Frank Simmons, Compstall, purchased at the end of September some fat cattle from and bred by Mr Alex. Pringle, Clarmont. Among the mob was a calf 10 months old, and when killed and dressed it weighed 520lbs. It was by a pure shorthorn bull.

Monday 9 October 1899
The appointment of Mr C.H. Cerity, of Totara, as a ranger for the Acclimatsation Society should have the effect of checking the poaching which is said to be prevalent in the upper reaches of the Opihi.

His Lordship Bishop Julius conducted the services at St. Mary's yesterday; and the attendence at even song was very large, and taxed the scanting accomodation to the utmost. The choir, which is now under Mr Sydney Wolf's leadership, gave an excellent rendering of the anthems for the day.

The anniversary services of the Primitive Methodist Church were celebrated yesterday, the preacher being the Rev. R. Mackie, of St. Andrews. The choir were under the leadership of Mr Beswick.

The Congregational Band of Hope held their usual Friday meeting. Rev. G. Burgess presided over a very good attendance. Recitations by Misses Meadowcroft, B. Roberts, D. Nesbit, H. Squire, F. Gould, and Master C. Munro. The programme was in the hands of the treasurer Miss F. Burford.

The quarterly meeting of the Temuka Wesleyan Church was held on the 3rd October, the Rev. W. Tinsley presiding. The roll of members numbered 74, with several others on trial. Rev. Mr Tinsley was cordially invited to continue his ministry in the circuit for another (third) year, to which he assented, and announced his intention to ask the Conference for a year's absence, to enable Mrs Tinsley and himself to pay a long cherished visit to the Old Country. He had laboured continuously for 28 years in New Zealand ministry, and realised the need for a change and rest. The meeting expressed its approval of the proposal and joined in heartily wishing Mr and Mrs Tinsley a pleasant holiday.

The monthly meeting of the Temuka School Committee was held on Friday evening. Present - Messrs Russell (chairman), Larcombe, Davis, Grant, Miles, Farnie, Hooper and Lewis. The headmaster report - average number of boys - 204, girls 139, total 343 out of a roll of 367. Correspondence read from Mr T.B. Strong giving a list of apparatus sent to the Seadown School. From Messrs King and McCaskill, applying for leave to attend college examinations and from Miss Campbell asking for leave from September 22nd. Miss Campbell's resignation was granted.

Saturday 28 October 1899
Miss E. Campbell, who has entered upon the duties of head teacher at Salisbury School, was, on leaving the staff of the Temuka District High School, presented by her fellow teachers a handsome work-basket completely fitted with all the necessaries for plain and fancy needlework. Mr M. McLeod, the headmaster, in making the presentation, spoke highly of Miss Campbell's ability as a teacher during the five years she has been at Temuka and Mr Russell, chairman endorsed all that Mr McLeod said.

Tuesday 10 October 1899
Waimate Agricultural and Pastoral Association meeting. 17 members present. The president, Appointed. Mr Beckett, was in the chair. Mr McKay of Hill and Mckay as judge of the dairy produce. Mr Douglass to make final arrangement with the Union Bank.

At the Canterbury Land Board meeting last week, in reply to a petition from the settlers in the Orari and Pareora settlements, applying for extended areas in the Pareora estate, it was resolved the board had no legal power to entertain the application. It was resolved to inform Mr G. Willocks that he must take the necessary steps to check the growth of Californian thistle on his land, Pareora settlement. Mrs A. McC. Stewart was granted a temporary tenancy of part of Tengawai river-bed adjoining rural sections 8447, 19906, 23385, 22959 and 22975.
Waimate County Council to extend fourths from rural sections 36389 90 on the construction of a stock bridge over the Hakateramea river, on condition the bridge being on a line of public road.

Wednesday 11 October 1899
A mixed foursome competition has been arranged to take place on the golf links.
Mrs Cotterill 35 and Mr C. Hassell 15 v. Miss J. O'Brien scratch and Mr D. Davies 9
Miss E. Mendelson 18 and Mr W. J. Knubley 6 v. Miss Laing-Meason 30 and Mr S.F. Smithson 14
Miss T. Healey 19 and Mr Tennent 12 v. Mrs Johnson 18 and Mr R. Somerville scratch
Miss Howell 26 and Mr J. Cotterill 16 v. Miss Douglass 19 and Mr C.A. Jefferson 5
Miss Gibson 13 and Mr C.T. H. Perry 6 v. Miss Revell 12 and Mr R. Fergusson 10
Miss L. Revell 12 scratch and Mr N.F. Perston scratch v. Miss Wray 20 and Mr J.A. Johnson 6.

Friday 13 October 1899
Mrs Johnson and Mr R. Sommerville secured first place with a gross score of 83, which after deducing the handicap of 9 leaves a net score of 74, amidst a howling nor'-west gale. First prize was half-dozen balls, and the second prize four balls and the third two balls.

Wednesday 11 October 1899
St Mary's Church Union met on Monday. After the usual scriptural questions Mr J.A. Johnson, M.A., gave a paper on Robert Browning. Miss E. Fussell and Miss Sunnaway promised papers for the next meeting.

The "Worlseley," Winchester, that favourite resort of anglers, is already filling up with visitors. Mr Langden is having alterations and improvements made in that department of the house specially devoted to the cuisine. Hotel.

Wednesday 11 October 1899
Geraldine Road Board Monthly Meeting. Present - Messrs J. Kelland (chairman), W.P. Studholme, K. Brophy, J.M. Barker, and A. Metcalf.
Mr T.H. Taylor, Belfield wrote requesting the Board to remove boulders from the road in front of his property where they had been placed by the board's men. Mr Taylor to be offered the usual price to break the stones and stack them.
Mr Grieve applied for a transfer of his slaughterhouse license from Rangitata to Geraldine - Members are to inspect the site.
Mr W. Scully offered to thin out the plantation near Hewson's, Orari Bridge, for timber. Agreed to; other plantations also to be thinned out by persons living handy at overseer's discretion.
Mr John Scott offered to grub and cut gorse fences for 2 15, and keep same in repair for use of reserve at Woodbury. the offer was accepted.
Mr John W. Jones, Kakahu Bush, applied for compensation agreed to be given by the Board, viz. 27 10s, for work done on the road to his property. As amount to be paid when transfer now being prepared is completed.
Cost of erecting a stock bridge at Hae Hae te Moana was beyond the board's means at present and the same in regard to the stock bridge at Peckham's crossing.
It was agreed that work at Lewis' ford stand over and that the overseer report as to cost of work required at Orari bridge to Rangitata station road;
Tenders to be called for work on McCarthy's roads;
Mr Mason's request for posts for fencing granted;
Work to be done at Mr Dawe's Rhubard Flat;
Tenders to be called for work at Lynn's cutting
Overseer to inspect Ross's road, Woodbury, with Mr Barker.
Mr C. Jessop waited on the Board suggestion that 180 feet would do for the stock bridge at the Hae Hae te Moana. To stand over.
Mr W. Ashby waited on the board claiming compensation for damages sustained by driving into a fence. Rejected. Fence not on a public road.
Mr Wreathall be notified to claim portion of land cut off by new line of road at Kakahu Bush within ten days, or same would be declared a road.

Wednesday 11 October 1899
Mr James Blyth, who is in the field for the honour of being the first Mayor of the Borough of Temuka, and has as his opponent Mr J.T.M. Hayhurst, addressed the burgesses in the Volunteer Hall. Mr A. Russell presided. The principal difficulty was said to be in connection with sanitary matters..... Mr R. Edgar thanked Mr Blyth.

Captain Hore, making a tour of the colony accompanied by Mrs Hore. Mr Hore put together a steamer on Lake Tanganyika. London Missionary Society. ......

Thursday 12 October 1899
The Pleasant Point library bazaar. 60 and 70 couples taking part in the dance. Messrs Collins (piano), Roddick (concertina), and Morris (cornet), supplied the music. Profit - 80 were taken in the last two days.

Thursday 12 October 1899 pg3
Board of Education monthly Meeting
Present Mr Howell (chairman), Rev. G. Barclay, Messrs Keddie, Hamilton, Moore, Jackson, Talbot and Inwood.
Miss Fifield has resigned the charge of the Cricklewood School.
Mr Bell took up his duties as sub-inspector. Assisted Mr Gow in examining the Timaru Main School.
Classification changed - T.B. Strong B.A., E to B2; R.T. Wood E to C3.
Architect Mr Turnbull reported the completion of Salisbury School and the Te Ngawai School and residence next week.
Appointments: Miss Campbell appointed to Salisbury.
Arundell: 33 on the roll.
Hibberd and Petrie waited on the board with a petition to shift the Arundel School 1 miles. The majority of the children were in or near the township, and only seven from below. It could not inconvenience the lower district much, as those settlers were sending most or some of their children to Rangitata and Orari Bridge. Public meeting to be called.
Schools mentioned: Timaru Main, Timaru South, Glenavy, Upper Waitohi, Waitohi Flat, Makikihi, Cannington, Te Ngawai, Albury, Otaio, Rangitata Island, Fairlie, Springbrook, Sailsbury, Orton, Clandeboye, Cave, Upper Otaio, Pleasant Point.

Thursday 9 November 1899 Board of Education
Proposed New regulations.
A letter from the Arundel School Committee, opposing the request of householders on the northern side of the district for removal of the school to Arundel village. They sent a list of 19 children from the village and 23 from the south side of the school.

Miss McCaskill appointed to fill Miss Campbell's place at Temuka.

Schools mentioned - Hook, Redcliff, Hazelburn, Te Ngawi, Geraldine Flat, Ashwick Flat, Orari Gore, Silverstream, Clandeboye, Arundel, Cave, Otaio, Fairlie, Timaru Main, Winchester, Temuka, Hakateramea, Hilton, Hannaton, Waimataitai, Pareora, Waitaki, Waihai, Otaio Upper, Cricklewood, Hunters, Rangitata Station.

Saturday 14 October 1899
The following have been nominated for election to the Temuka Borough Council: - Mrs Bridgetta Cunnard and Messrs T. Buxton, E. Carr, H.T. Clinch, R.B. Comer, P. Coira, E. Cutten, W.L. Duncan, A. Frew, D. Henry, T.F. Hooper, H. Lee, J.W. Miles and J. McAuliffe. Six councillors are to be elected.

Monday 16 October 1899
Annual Meeting of the Mackenzie Collie Club. It was decided to adhere to the usual date of the trails, the last Thursday in March.

Monday 16 October 1899 pg3
Trinity Presbyterian Church Anniversary Services were conducted by the Rev. Mr Porter, of Timaru. At the morning service, Mr Porter took for his text 1st John, 3rd chapter 3rd verse.
The Rev. W. C. Woodard lectured at Burke's Pass on Thursday on "No license".
Mr McLeod responded. Mr Edmund Buckingham lectured at Waimate on prohibition.

Tuesday 17 October 1899
John Burke O'Brien once more was arrested for drunkenness.

Wednesday 18 October 1899
Magisterial Court - Timaru
Frank Daly, an American sailer, was fined 10s for being drunk an disorderly and for resisting the police; in default 14 days.
Daniel Ferguson, the youth charged with stealing a watch, was remained till Friday next.

Temuka, before C.A. Wray, Esq., S.M., and E. Richardson, jr. J.P.
Tika Kati Relhana was charged with failing to comply with an order made on 24th August, 1897, in respect of the maintenance of a child. Mother is dead. The order was made during the lifetime of the mother, but the accused only made two payments of 4s per week. The child was taken charge of by her mother, who refused to give it up. The father entitled to custody of the child. His Worship said he is not satisfied as to accused's ability to pay. He directed that the child remain in the custody of its maternal grandmother. Applicant unable to work at his ordinary business owing to falling eyesight.
A prohibition order was granted against a country resident on the application of his son, the order to be for twelve months, and apply to the Geraldine and Pareora districts.
A young man, a ploughman, under the influence, rode a horse furiously on the public street was cautioned and fined 20s.

Wednesday 18 October 1899
Geraldine hotel Fire Inquiry
Before Colonel Moore, acting coroner, and a jury of six of whom Mr M.C. Orbell was chosen foreman. After viewing the scene of the fire the jury returned to the courtroom.
Evidence given by Annie G. McLean, E. O'Brien, J.J. McCaskey, J. McIlroy, R.W. Brewer, Albert Loach, Louis Pickles, George Bethune, Daniel McKechnie, William Fleming, Charles Groves, William Clouston and Constable Mullaney. A feloniously act in said sample rooms with intent to injure Annie Gertrude McLean. See TH 19th Oct. Geraldine Fire Bridge to disband. Interfered with the investigation.

A meeting of the Timaru Presbytery in the vestry of Trinity Presbyterian Church yesterday. Present the Rev. Messrs Mackie (Moderator), A.B. Todd (clerk), W. Gillies, A.S. Morrison, J. White, and Messrs J. Lane, H. McGowan, D. Shaw, junr., A.H. McLean, J. Elder, and D. Martin.
A session had been formed at St Andrews consisting of three members Messrs J. Campbell, James Young and D.. Martin. Rev. Mr Dickson (Temuka) applied for nine months' leave of absence. Granted. Dr Bowe, a returned missionary would be available for South Canterbury.

Thursday 19 October
Rev. W.H. Orbell has been appointed vicar of the Leeston parochial district. Will take up his duties t the end of November. Rev. W.B. Sisam, M.A., who has been acting temporarily is leaving.

Friday 20 October 1899
Pigeon Fanciers' Club Meeting. Mr F. Watson, presiding. Special prizes - Messrs C. Allen, H. Whittaker, A. Thomson, C. Kelly and Dr Thomas. Race from Oamaru. Birds were liberated by Mr Strachan. Air line 50 miles. Mr J. Thomson's, Crown Prince 1045 yards per minute, Mr S.R. Burns , Cheky 983, Mr R. Warrington's Gold Leaf 975, Mr J. Checkert 969 and Mrs C. Barton's Patience 965. The birds had to battle a fairly strong north-east wind. Nine birds competed representing eight owners.

Saturday 21 October 1899
The services at the Wesleyan Church tomorrow will be conducted by the Rev. H. Williams, of the Geraldine Primitive Methodist Church. In the afternoon Mr Williams will preach at the schoolhouse, Kingsdown.

The annual congregational gathering in connection with the Presbyterian Church, Temuka was held in the Drill Shed on Thursday evening. About 400 persons attended. The choir was lead by Mr Rutland. Songs were also sung by Misses Smith (2), R. Smith and Higgins, Mesdames Stewart and Brown and Messrs P. McCaskill, G. Richardson and W.G. Rutland. Miss Smith and Miss Warren acted as accompanists.

Tuesday 24 October 1899
The Timaru Borough Council met last evening.
Present - Mr Mayor, Mr J.S. Keith, Councillors Beckingham, Hole, Finch, Kernohan, Whittaker, Rothwell, McNab, Sealy, Hawkey, McQueen, Thomson and Young.
Letter from Mr T. Wells, regarding widening of Dee Street.
Mr Dale - urgency for some shingle on North road.
Mr Black - had completed his contract for shingling at the south end of the town.
Mr J. Goulding, Queen's hotel, requested that the water cart be sent along Barnard street.
Mrs J. Neeson wrote complaining that the poundkeeper had charged her for feeding a cow in the pond when he could not have fed her. The cow was depastured in a paddock next the pound, and the fence between the paddock and the pound being a rickety makeshift, the cow simply walked into the pound during the night, and was released at 6 o'clock in the morning.
Mr J. Bain, poundkeeper, Fairlie, wrote for an increase on the 1 sent him for looking after stock trespassing on Raincliff. He asked for 3 more - 2 3s additional passed.
Mr George Hunter, on behalf of himself and seven others, asked the Council to increase the price for braking metal, as the spalls were rough, and as for honeycombed stone, they did not break it; It took a good breaker to breaker two yards a day (a few could do three yards a day) The Levels Council pay 2s 6d per yard for larger metal.
Two of the breakers, Messrs Mitchell and Coker, waited on the Council to urge a request for increase of pay. The former said he was not an expert breaker, and he had broken only 15 yards in a fortnight, working long hours, 6 a.m. to 5. 30 p.m. Price increased to 3s per yard.
Levels County Council sent a resolution to the council to abate the nuisance drainage from the borough into the county on the main road in front of Mr J.W. White's residence.
Mr S. Kirby had finished his contract for delivering 200 yards of broken metal, which had been spread on Main North road, but not blinded.
R. Calvert had delivered 54 yards of metal on Wharf street.
Mr S.H. Kirby offered to deliver broken metal between Mr White's and Melville Hotel at 7s 6d per yard (6d more than his last contract) - Accepted for 100 yards more or less.
Councillor Sealey asked why some of the streets by the South School had been ploughed up and the material not used; and why gorse and broom grubbed up in Catherine street had not been carted away.
Waterworks. Water had been cut off for nine days for cleaning purposes. An extension of the main had been carried out on main north road, near Belfield road. The pipes for extension across the railway (at George street) were now to hand also the balance  (13 tons) of order from Home of four-inch pipes.
Mr A.E. Rhodes property, Wai-iti road valued.
Three tendered were received for inverting old show ground gully. From F. Passlser 1s 6d per foot (accepted), D. McKenzie, J. Burford. Foreman's estimate was 1s 9 d per foot.
Two tenders received for 125 chains of kerbing and channelling: J. Burford 2 1s 3d accepted. J.L. Potter.
Councillor Hogg's notice of motion was moved by Councillor Young, and carried unanimously - "That the dress to be used by bathers in Caroline Bay be from the waist to the middle of the thigh."

Wednesday 25 October 1899
The last series of pound socials in connection with the Washdyke school was held on Friday evening last, was a grand success. Mr Muller - praised for getting up the various items. Two quartettes "The Alpine Hunter's Horn" and "Early in the Morning" by Mrs Andrews, Misses Brader and Harris and Messrs McKenzie and Muller. Songs were also given by the school children and Messrs McKenzie and T. Kelliher. Mr J. O'Sullivan gave a hornpipe in fine style, and jigs to music of the bagpipes by Mr Munro. Refreshments were dispensed by Mesdames Galdwin, Black, Dawe and Tasker. Second part was opened by a pianoforte duet by Mr and Mrs Muller. Two violin solos by Master T. Gladwin, pupil of Mr T. Langdown, with organ accompaniment by Mr Muller. Music for dancing was supplied by Messrs Cooper and Beddington, violins, and Mr Philp acted as M.C.

Wednesday 25 October 1899
The Timaru Agricultural and Pastoral Association's Show.

Patrons - Messrs R.H. Rhodes, A.E. Rhodes, and G.H. Rhodes.
President - Mr R.H. Rhodes.
Vice- president- Mr Gideon Rutherford
Hon. Treasurer - Mr W. Priest
Secretary - Mr Gordon P. Wood
Committee of Management - Messrs James Austin, A.S. Bruce, Robert Davie, A.S. Elworthy, John Oldie, sent., Donald Grant, E.R. Guinness, Robert Hay, W. Hay, Richard Irving, Edwin Kelland, Richard Kelland, George Lyall, T. Mitchell, D. McLaren, John McBeath, C.N. Orbell, Rupert Parry, George h. Rhodes, John S. Rutherford, W.G. Smith, William Stevenson, George Talbot and Thomas Teschmaker.
Hon. Vet. Surgeon - Mr N. Marquis, M.R.C.V.S.
Show attendence fair. There were two general license booths on the ground, No. 1 in the occupation of Mr P. Reily and No 2 Mr W. Angland, and Mr McClelland has charge of the luncheon booths.
40 sheep shown Mr F.H. Smith carried off the championship with an animal from his old English Leicester stud flock.
In bred half bred sheep - Mr J. Stringfellow.
Half Bred or Downs - Mr R. Balfour
Fat lambs -Mr J. Headley and D. Grant.
Driving Competition Judges - Messrs M. Stitz and O.S. Thomson.
Six entries-
No. 1. Mr H. Simmons - poor, no style
No. 2 Mr S. Trilford - good between the barrels. 2nd.
No.3. Mr R. Fraser - poor exhibition
No. 4. Mr P. Wareing poor, weak commands. 3rd.
No. 5. Mr W. Kernohan, got astray
No. 6. Miss Button - a very meritorious performance, pony Bella.

Pony Jumping
Miss M. Elworthy's Kowhai (C. Gibbs)
Master T Mitchell's Princess (Master Shaw)
Fine Combing Merinos
Judges - Messrs H. Ford, Tinwald and D. Sutherland, Omararama
Stewards - Messrs W.W. Cartwright and J. Morris
Ram above 18 months - NZ and A.L. Co., Hakateramea Estate
C.G. Tripp, F.H. Smith, G. Rutherford.
Implements -  Judges - Messrs R. Irving, Albury and A. Martin, Otaio. Steward Mr W. Stevenson.
Set 5 -leaf, tyne harrows to suit all land, to be made by any local or country blacksmith (2) J.T. Reas, St. Andrews, Mr R. Brookland's special 1 1s.

Monday 6 November 1899
Timaru A & P Show Meeting
Record Attendance
1897 gate admission 235
Last year 203
This year 278
1300 spent on the land in improvements.

Wednesday 1 November 1899
While sharpening a knife on a grindstone on Sunday last, at Washdyke, Charles Eade, of Waimate, was struck in the eye with a small bit of metal. He was attended by a doctor at Timaru, but on Monday was obliged to go home to Waimate as he was unable to work at his employment on the ballast train owning to the injury.

Wednesday 1 November 1899
Timaru Hospital treated 260 patients last year.

Thursday 2nd November 1899 Mr Hutton, chief postmaster.
 The following is a list from places beyond the colony received in the postal district of Timaru during the month of August, 1899, and unclaimed on the 31st October, 1899 -
NSW - D. Driskell, Timaru
UK - Wilfred Hilton, Timaru (3)
D.C.J. Ingle, Timaru
USA - Thomas Roberts, Timaru
NSW - Mrs M. Warne, Fairfield, Timaru

Sheep are scarce and dear, and not enough obtainable for numerous newly settled farms on the Waihao Downs and Waikakahi estates. Even with the unprecedented increase of the present lambing season, sheep will probably continue at high price for a considerable time to come. Amongst other purchasers of farms on Mr Douglas's Waihao Downs estate, Mr Ward has secured a splendid 600 acre farm, the Serpentine, and is about to have erected a large dwelling-house thereon.

Thursday 2nd November 1899
The Catholic Bazaar has thrived. The 'square' was crowded. The Garrison Band contributed some items, and Mr R. Wood's orchestra played at intervals. The final tussle in the tug-of-war was at 9.30 p.m. The opposing teams held the index steady for about a minute, and then the Royal Irish Fusiliers rapidly, and amid great excitement among the crowd, lifted the Jack Tars to their feet and won.

Thursday 2nd November 1899
Levels County Council. Orbell (chairman), Pringle, Mee, Butler, Macintosh, McLaren.
Mr W. Gregg wrote applying for a quarter's license for a traction engine. He only wanted to use it for carting three weeks, and he could not afford to pay a year's license fee, 20. The chairman (Mr Orbell) said he would be prepared to pay 10 for a three months' licence himself. He thought there were others would do it too. But they could not give them leave to go into Geraldine County. Mr Pringle suggested that the arrangement would be illegal.
Mr M. Power. Totara. complained of water turned into his farm by Messrs Garrick, the ditch they had dug as a remedy being insufficient.
Mr McLaren stated the new stone culvert at Adair settlement was too small to carry flood waters.
Two tenders, each at 8 a year, were received for the post of poundkeeper at Pleasant Point. One was informal, and the tender of W.J. Jack was accepted.
The tender of A. Vincent at  2 2 s for the old timber of Adair bridge was accepted.
Constable's Crawford and Madden be appointed inspectors of slaughterhouses at Timaru and Point, at salaries of two guineas and three guineas respectively.
election has been fixed for November 15th. This is the last council meeting before re - election. Mr Quinn of Seadown riding retiring due to ill health.
Mr Gilbert Anderson has been seen getting shingle from the beach through the freezing works property.

Friday 3 November 1899
Mr F.W. Rowley, obtained Associate Trinity College of Music, London, is a nephew of Mr T.G. Rowley, of Timaru. He is well known to many people in this town.

Saturday 4 November 1899 pg2
Annual meeting of the Geraldine Swimming Club held at the Oddfellows Hall. Chair taken by Mr J.W. Pye. Membership last season 70. Surplus funds had all been spent in improvements to the bath and sheds, etc.
Election of Officers:
Patrons, Messrs F.R. Flatman, M.H.R. and A.E.G. Rhodes
President J.W. Pye
Vice-presidents:  Messrs J. McIlroy, McKay, G. Bethune, and Dr . Hislop.
Committee: Messrs J. Martin, A. Fyfe, A. Loach, T. Bowkett, J.R. Montgomery, W. Gore, J.J. McCaskey, D. McKechnie, E. Prouting and J. Gresham.
Messrs R.H. Pearpoint and J.J. McCaskey were appointed life members.

Timaru Herald, 4 November 1899, Page 3
We have been advised of the following acceptanees in connection with the inland mail services m this postal district for the years 1900-02:
No. 4, Fairlie and Ashwick Flat, H. Manaton ;
No. 5, Fairlie and Lake Pukaki, Kerr and Frayne ;
No. 8, Glenavy, Redcliff, and Elephant Hill, A. J. S. Headland (Oamaru);
No. 9, Glenavy and Waikaki, A. J. S. Headland
No. 10, Lake Pukaki and Hermitage, Kerr and Frayne;
No. 11, Waikakahi and Hunter, J. Todd
No. 15, Orari and Geraldine, and No. 16, Orari, Geraldine and Woodbury, Mundell and Scott;
No. 24, Temuka, Kakahu Bush, and Kakahu School, C. Leary
No. 27, Timaru Post Office and Railway Station, Joseph Ellis, junior ;
No. 28, Timaru, Claremont, Fairview, Pareora, and Southburn, G. V. Creemer;
No. 31, Waitohi Flat Station and Kerrytown, H. Brosnahan.
Services not enumerated are still under consideration.

Monday 6 November 1899
A very heavy gale from the south-west blew pretty well all through yesterday. In Church street, a dead blue-gum tree on the section west of St. Mary's Church, blew down, and in the fall carried away the new copper telephone wires, and snapped the corner post short off. Mr Clare and his men of the telegraph line staff, turned out in the afternoon, and repaired the damage temporarily. In Barnard street a chimney in Mrs Edge's house was carried away, the falling bricks damaging the roof and ceiling of the room directly beneath. The crash was so loud it startled some of the congregation in the Presbyterian Church close by. In Mr Jackson's timber yard one of his huge stacks full of long timbers was flattened out.

Monday 6 November 1899
Winchester correspondent writes:
Mr W. Donnilthorne, while threshing out a stack of oats found and secured a nest of five young stoats near the top of the stack. One of the parents escaped from the middle of the stack. The thanks of farmers in South Canterbury will no doubt in time, be given to the original importers of these vermin.

Tuesday 7 November 1899
The annual concert in aid of the incidental fund of the Burke's School took place on Friday, 3rd instant. A strong north-west wind with squalls inferred with the attendance both of performers and of audience. Mr M. Macleod, chairman. Misses Taylor sang "Larboard Watch, " and later "The Minute Gun at Sea," Miss Hayter sang "The Swallows," "Snowflakes," and "The Holy City." Mr Cartwright gave several humorous readings. Mrs Scott gave the sweet old Scotch ballad "The Flowers of the Forest," and "Fiddle and I," Mr Burn sang "Mother England," "The Admiral's Broom," and "The Romany Lass," Mr Werry sang the patriotic songs "Sons of the Sea" and "Soldiers of the Queen," Mr J. McMillian played several selections of national music on the pipes. Mr Ferens arrived late after a long struggle with the wind and "Jolly Little Polly" and "Shoulder to Shoulder."  The accompaniments were played by Miss Kerohan. After refreshments had been handed a dance was held.

Tuesday 7 November 1899
The Pleasant Point School concert in aid of the prize fund, was held in the Oddfellow's Hall, Pleasant Point. The programme included songs and choruses by the school children, Indian club exercises, Sandow's dumbbell exercise by the middle standard boys, action songs by the infants, plantation glees by Miss Acton, Sinclair, Lyle and A. Lyle and Messrs Dalglish, Standen and J. Acton, a pianoforte duet by Misses Lambert and recitations by the school children. Mr J. Acton sang "Sons of the Sea," and "Soldiers of the Queen," and Mr Standen sand "Dear Mother England," and Mr Dalglish "The Old Flag" Mr M. Saunders acted as chairman in the absence of Mr Ray. Mr J. Henderson thanked. Mr McKibben and Mr Crozier thanked the teaching staff and school children. The singing of "Rule Britannia" and "God Save the Queen."

Tuesday 7 November 1899
Nominations fell due at noon yesterday for seats on the Levels County Council. In four of the ridings the retiring members were reelected.
Gleniti - Mr C.N. Macintosh
Waimataitai - Mr C.N. Orbell
Tengawai - Mr Alexander Mee
Claremont - Mr A..C. Pringle
The other seats are contested:
Otipua - Messrs D. McLaren and D. Antsey
Seadown: Messrs Jones, O'Connor and Robert Campbell
Pleasant Point - Messrs George Butler, John Crawford and John Cartwright.

The following candidates have been nominated for the Mackenzie County Council :
Tekapo riding - Messrs R. Guthrie, A.R. Thomas and J.M.H. Tripp
Fairlie riding - Messrs F.R. Gillingham. A.H. McLean and M . McLeod
Albury riding - Messrs C. Bracken, J.S. Rutherford, Al. S. Smith and W. Wreford.
An election will be held on the 15th inst. for the return of two members for each riding.

Tuesday 7 November 1899
Fairlie before Messrs J. McGregor and J. Siegert, J.P.s.
J.P. Robson, licensee of the Tekapo hotel was charged on the information of Archibald McPhee with stealing a cheque for 10. Constable Willoughby gave evidence. T. Carter, a labourer and P. Pringle, a shepherd, gave evidence. McPhee had been drinking. Case dismissed and without a stain on the character of the accused and commended the accused for the way he acted with McPhee's money.

Tuesday 7 November 1899
Mackenzie County Council Monthly Meeting
Present, all members: Messrs F.R. Gillingham (chairman), J.S. Rutherford, R. Guthrie, A.H. McLean, M. Mcleod and W. Wreford.
Two gangs working on the Richmond and Pukaki roads.
H. Struthers's contract for work on roads in the Albury settlement is practically completed.
J. Anniss has completed his contract for shingling part of the Fairlie-Pukaki road. The contractor for supply of dog collars, E.H. Brewer of Temuka, has completed his work satisfactorily.
The work in Burkes's Pass cemetery is now completed, as is also the planting of willows at Mr A. Grant's P.L. section at Horse Shoe Bend.
The engineer recommended that 17 chains of Gordon and Railway streets, Fairlie (on reserve 1840) be shingled as besides local traffic, a good deal of wool carting is done on these streets to Mr McCaskill's felmongery.
Immediate requirements of Mr John McRae on the road leading to his S.G. run wee slight.
Inspected O'Neill's road, part of which Mr J. Bray applied to have shingled.
The shingling of Mr W. Fraser's section should be surfaced. Burkes Pass water supply constructed in 1886.
Mr Davidson and Mr A.S. Smith waited on the Council to inquire why public road through Corbett's farm had not been opened as the Council ordered.
Mr T. Foden applied for leave to make a little alteration to the water-race in the athletic ground to enable him to exhibit a wool-washing machine on the 9th inst. - granted.
Mr W. Black, inspector of Stock, gate at the Pukaki bridge on the south side had been completed. The approach and fence against the hotel had been made rabbit-proof.
A petition was received from Messrs A.T. Winter, A.R. Thomas, A. Grant, D. McRae, W. Saunders, J. Matheson, J.M.H. Tripp, R. Guthrie, A. Burnett and W. Pringle, runholders, asking the Council to communicate with the government of having the removal of the rabbit gate at the west end of the Pukaki bridge.
Me Weetman, chief surveyor, wrote that Mr F. Charles and other settlers of the Albury estate, had represented to the head office that though section 40 to 45 were provided with road access, the roads had not been metalled and had been in a bad state all the winter.
Mr M. Fitxgerald applied for an allowance for trees destroyed by rabbits or hares in the Tekapo plantation.
Mr C. Boutcher waited on the Council to ask that if they renewed the lease of the Ashwick plantation to Mr Doyle, a reservation be made permitting him to take out 40 trees for river protection work. Mr Banks had inspected the plantation. Mr Doyle had cleared only three acres in two years.
Mrs Kaye waited on the Council to make a complaint against the poundkeeper, that he had overcharged her for 2s.
Mr A. Cowan waited on the Council and asked if they would repair the county buildings at Burke's Pass before they were tendered again. They needed a general overhaul inside and out. It was agreed that necessary repairs shall be carried out.
Tenders were opened for shifting the Fairlie pound yards and sheds to the new site: T. Foden (accepted 21), H. Manatoc, J. Murray
Tenders were opened for the poundkeeping and ranging for the three pounds, Albury, Fairlie and Burke's' Pass: _H. Bachelor, for Albury 3 a year.  H. Manaton, for all three districts 16, for Fairlie only 7; J. Bain for the whole county, 12 10s. Not seconded. Mr Bachelor's tender for Albury carried.
It was agreed that Balmoral station (which paid half cost of its erection), be offered the Council's half of the Forks river stock bridge (no longer required for public purposes when the traffic bridge is finished) for 25.

Wednesday 8 November 1899
Nominations closed for the Geraldine County elections
Mr A. Kelman and Dr. Hislop were the only candidates for the two seats of the Geraldine riding and Messrs G.J. Dennistoun and G.I. Hamilton for the two seats of the Mount Peel seats. The four named are accordingly declared elected.
For the Temuka riding there are four candidates for three seats - Messrs B.R. Macdonald, J.A. McCaskill, E. Richardson and J. Talbot.

Thursday 9 November 1899
About twenty-five minutes to 11 o'clock last night a fire was discovered among a lot of discarded cases near the back of J. Thomson's shop. The alarm was raised by a boy, and two neighbours living close by in Sophia street. . Got a couple of buckets and quickly put out the fire.

Studholme Junction - A "Surprise Party: took possession of Mr John Foley's new grain shed. A pleasant dance followed. Everything was well arranged. Mr Cleves was in his usual place as M.C.   Mr Meyers, of Waimate discoursed sweet music.

Thursday 9 November 1899
Geraldine Town Board
Permission was granted to Mr T. Baxter to make additions to a house and for Mr J. Pye to erect a dwelling for himself.

Timaru Magisterial
Thomas Day was charged with stealing the sum of 2 9s from John Helean. Ordered immediate restitution of money or one month's imprisonment.
Son, accused for procuring liquor for J. Helean.
J. Helean charged with being drunk.

Friday 10 November 1899
A very curious fact is to be noted in connection with the telegraphic service of this part of the colony. Some one appears to have set up a wireless telegraph service, unknown to the patentee, the public and the Telegraph Department. Yesterday though the telegraph offices were closed from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the result of the Christchurch Derby was known before 7 p.m., soon after the race was run in fact.

Friday 17 November 1899
The result of the election at Waihao riding of the Waimate County was the return of the old members, Messrs J. F. Douglas (188 votes) and J. Henderson (122 votes). Mr J. Morris the other candidate pulled 86 votes. The polling was the heaviest at the Waihao Downs booth.

Tuesday 21 November 1899
The Mayoral Election
Mr John Hole Unopposed.
Mr Lough, Borough Returning Officer, announced at door of the Council Chambers that there had been only one nomination made and he therefore declared Mr John Hole duly elected as mayor. Mr Hole's nominators were Messrs H.A. LeCren and F. Palliser. Mr Hole made a brief speech.
The returning Officer then declared the result of the election of two Borough representatives on the Timaru High School Board. There were only two nominated, the retiring members Mr W.B. Howell and Mr James McCahon, and they were declared re-elected. Mr Howell was nominated by Messrs J.H. Sutter and W.A. Courtis; Mr McCahon by Messrs W. Gunn and J. Hole. The Returning Officer, Mr Lough as Town Clerk, the right-hand of the Mayor.

Saturday 29 July 1899
Meeting of Creditors of Joseph Watt, Cricklewood, farmer before Mr F. LeCren. Present J. Jackson, H.A. LeCren and J.L. Hamilton; the bankrupt and his solicitor (Mr Tripp) He had been farming for 27 years, starting with 41. He had paid 11 11s for rent and costs. By a sale of property at Gore he obtained 41, and received wages during the past year for 40, also 3 for grazing and 6 from Corbett. Bought sheep from the Loan Company giving a guarantee to hold them on their behalf. Gave 35 sheep to Mr Gilmour in payment of debt for 7; gave 11 sheep for a cow to Mr D. McKay. The company seized the others....

Tuesday 21 November 1899 Meeting of Creditors
The creditors of James Watt, of Cricklewood, near Fairlie. Messrs Guinness and LeCren 14, J.R. Watt 9, Julius Siegert 22, "Advances to Settlers" (Mr A. Allan) 50 (secured by mortgage over lease in perpetuity of 115 acres at Cricklewood, est. valve 250. Other property 1 horse 10, set of harrows 3 10s, drill 12; furniture and apparel 5, Canterbury Farmers' Association (Mr A. Austin) 50, J.S. Hayes 40, J. Hay and J. Wilson 30. ..... The bankrupt (232) and his solicitor Mr J. Hay, were also present. Total of credits 230 10s.

James Watt, sworn and examined said he had been farming at Cricklewood for two years up to last June, when he took up a lease in perpetuity. He built a three-roomed house on it and an out building at the cost of about 80. Spent 55 on fencing, 5 on a stable and sunk a well at a cost of 4 6s. He had about 200 clear of all liabilities when he went there. Attributed his difficulties first of all to very dry season when he started; the new year following he lost his arm as a result of an accident, and since then had almost continuously been under the care of Dr Hayes' care and had had four operations performed on him. And last near the prices of grain were very low. One horse belonged to his brother and another to his brother-in-law (F. Parke, Temuka); cow, calf and pigs were his mother's. His brother brought the horse with his own money. His father and mother lived with him, and dependent on him for a home. His mother earned a little money by nursing, brought a cow with her own money. The spring dray belonged to his brother George. George Watt made it. Had a loan of another spring dray from Mr Peter Coira, who now had possession of it. Had removed no oats from his place. Sold lasts year's crop to the loan Company. Had a Wood reaper and binder, on which he had paid half, 22 20s and there was still due 22 10s. Paid Dr Brown, of Dunedin 31 and Dr Hayes, 20, on account. Had no sheep; his father has 10 of his own leasehold adjoining witness'. His father had a small hut on the section but did hot live there. "That the following offer of the bankrupt be accepted, viz. that the bankrupt shall look after and harvest the crops on his section at Albury and forward the proceeds to the Official Assignee for realisation for the benefit of the creditors, on condition that he is allowed for actual out of pocket expenses, including rent owning to the Land Board and wages for Robert Watt not exceeding 7s 6d a week from the date of Bankruptcy. The meting was adjoined.

Waimate Magisterial - before the Mayor and Mr W. Coltman, J.P.s
C. Boyce was charged with being drunk

Wednesday 29 November 1899
The following have passed the examination in music which was held at Timaru on Saturday last: -
Pianoforte -
Senior: Elizabeth A. Surge (with honors), Isabel Glen, Ellen M. Gabites.
Junior: Hilda Martin (with honors), Jeanie C. Sim.
School examinations: elementary division: Teresa E. Healy (singing), Ida Tyrell (pianoforte), Margaret Crawford (with distinction)
Higher division: Henrietta B. Patterson
Misses Martin, Healy, Tyrell, Crawford, and Paterson are pupils of Mrs Foster;
Misses Glen (Oamaru) and Sim (Temuka) are pupils of Mr Sidney Wolf;
Miss Gabites of Miss Hall, and Miss Sugrue of Mr G.P. Tendall.
Mr G.P. Moore, the examiner.

Friday 1 December 1899
Mr Joseph Clear, while engaged at Mr J. Adams' sawmills, Waimate, suffered from a nasty accident yesterday morning. One finger was cut off and the other badly injured that it is feared amputation is necessary. He at once obtained surgical aid.

Monday 4 December 1899
Meeting South Canterbury Branch of the Teachers Institute.
Mr M. McLeod in the chair. 20 members present. The president and Mr. A.C. Blake appointed as delegates to the annual meeting which is to be held in Timaru January 2nd. Ballot. Messrs Mr J.A. Johnson and Valentine were scrutineers. Mr Steven moved vote of congratulations to Mr Blake upon his appointment to the Mount Cook school, Wellington. Need for improving salaries un South Canterbury. [Wednesday 20 December 1899 Presentation to Blake pg 3]

Wednesday 6 December 1899
Geraldine Licensing Committee
Quarterly Meeting at the Temuka Courthouse before Mr C.. Wray, S.M. (chairman), and Messrs E. Richardson, junr., B.R. Macdonald, A. Mee and D. Inwood.
The transfer of the license of the Royal Hotel, from Mr. W.J. Donovan to Mr John Sullivan, was confirmed.

Thursday 7 December 1899
J.A. Bartrum, Boys' High School, Timaru, as having passed class C for an entrance exhibition at the Boys' High School, Christchurch.

Saturday 9 December 1899
Mr C.A. Wray, S.M. dealt with some truancy cases at the Magistrates Court yesterday. The Truant Inspector, Mr Strahan, summoned John Thomas, James Shewan and Thomas Scoringe for not sending their children to school.

Saturday 9 December 1899
Timaru Licensing Committee before Mr C.. Wray
The Committee granted the transfer of license of the Timaru hotel from John Morgan to James McCormick.

Monday 11 December 1899
The annual concert was held at the Fairlie school. The hall was crowded. Messrs Wakin (violin) and Forsyth (piano) played the Mocking Bird March as an overture and was succeeded by the song "Mother England," by Mr E.H. Burn, who was followed by Mr W. Willoughby with "Four Jolly Smiths." Mr C. Talbot ably contributed 'The British Lion,"  a recitation "The Opposite Seat" was given by Miss Mattie Morris. Mr C. Terens' "My Polly is so Jolly," Mr Ferens "Sons of the Empire." Miss Kernahan's scholars - skipping drill. Mr Wallace's pupils - dumb-bell exercise. Mr Foden proposed a vote of thanks.

Tuesday 12 December 1899
Mr Joseph Binney, of Fairlie, is applying for a patent for his wool washing machine.

Mr J.E. Goodwin, of Eversley, Fairlie, will be a candidate for the Timaru Harbour Board, for the Mackenzie County seat, rendered vacant by Mr Wilson's resignation.

Wednesday 13 December 1899
A meeting at the Silverstream School. Present -Messrs H. Ross, chairman, Mackay, Cotterell, Adamson and Robertson.

The children of the Lower Otaio school, to the number of 25, in charge of their teacher Miss Gardner, were brought to town by the early train for a picnic in Caroline Bay.

Wednesday 13 December 1899
St Mary's Union held its monthly meeting... Miss Hibbard presented a paper. Music - instrumental part being sustained by Misses Cresswell and the vocal part by Misses Hole and Williams. Recitations by Miss Fitz and E. Tennent.

Wednesday 13 December 1899
Magisterial Court - Temuka
Hare Kahu was charged on information of Henere Kokero with trespassing on land in his occupation, and damaging it. The complainant occupied a strip of land on the north bank of the Opihi under agreement from Mr Eli Prattley, who rents the land from Mr P. Wareing. Case dismissed. The natives of Temuka and Waipopo have been in the habit of utilising a portion of this land for camping purposes.

Thursday 14 December 1899 pg 3
St Mary's Sunday School Prize List (a long list)
Levels County Council Meeting  2 columns  pg 3

Friday 15 December 1899
J. Burke arrested by Constable Bird for drunkenness. Charged before Mr Grandi J.P. Fined 20s.
Timaru Girls H.S. Sports. pg 3

Tuesday December 1899
Constable Christie has been transferred to Reefton. Mounted Constable Crawford and Constables Miller, Dalton and Bird heartily endorsed what Sergeant Fraser said.

Tuesday December 1899
Tennis and Timaru Flower Show results (long list) pg3

Wednesday 20 December 1899
Mrs Dawe of Timaru was badly hurt on the Opihi bridge yesterday. The horse she was driving shied and she was thrown out. She was brought to Mr Jack Mee. She was comfortably accommodated at Mr Chute's hotel and attended by Dr Warren.

Thursday 21 December 1899
The accident is more serious than was at first anticipated. Mrs Dawe was first removed to the Temuka Hotel and later in the day driven to her home to the Washdyke and attended to by Timaru Doctors. Up to this late hour she not recovered from consciousness. A little girl who accompanied Mrs Dawe was also knocked about.

Wednesday 20 December 1899
A great deal of curiosity was shown yesterday regarding two cars on the express train to and from Christchurch. They were the two dining cars that have been built at the Addington workshops.

Wednesday 20 December 1899  Druidism
There was a very large attendance of druids last night for the quarterly meeting. A good deal of business was transacted of a private nature. Bro. R. Marsden (Ashburton Lodge) was nominated as District President for the next term. Over 100 apologies were received from absent brothers. one brother was granted his clarence to Dunedin. Five brothers on the sick list. The prize for introducing the most members was won by Bro. G. Robins, Bro. J.H. Rodgers being second. Lodge business closed an a social hour followed. Good-bye to Bro. James S. Keith, P.D.P. going to Wellington, (was the lodge's second secretary dating from 1883), A spread provided by Bro. A. Budd. The chair was occupied by Arch Druid Bro. Sam Smith, and the guest Mayor-elect, Bro. John Hole, and Vice-chair by Bro. Thos. J. Kennedy V.A.D., D.P. Bro. Geo. J. Sealey rose to propose a toast. James Boulden, secretary. Bro. A.G. Anderson (treasurer). O.D.P.'s Bro. W. Beckingham and E. Robinson also gave a toast. Bro. Keith has been with the Timaru Lodge since its inception sixteen years ago. He was one of the charter members. The Lodge started its first meeting with 96 members (himself being appointed Vice Arch Druid to the late Bro. M. Collins as Arch Druid). The second meeting night they put through 18 more - making 122 in two nights. The present was not the only one the Timaru Lodge had given him. In 1885 he was presented with a gold albert and pendant - which he was now wearing - and later on a handsome P.D.P. collar, besides a handsome painting from the Ashburton lodge. Bro. Simpson, P.D.P., proposed the toast "Our Volunteers." coupled with the name of Bro. (captain) Beckningham and Bro. (Private) Byrne (now at the front.) Bro. Keith said incidentally remarked that he was the last person from Timaru to shake Bro. Byrne's hand in Wellington prior to his departure with the Contingent. He had never seen a young fellow so cut up as Byrne was when he was at first rejected [because his horsemanship was not up to standard]. However all ended well and Byrne was now fighting for New Zealand in South Africa. Other toasts. Bro. C. Knight, P.A. Bro. Pattrick sang "A soldier and a Man" and Bro. Simpson sang "England's Glory." "God Save the Queen" was sung by all with cheers, with an extra cheers for "Billy Byrne," terminated the proceedings.

Wednesday 20 December 1899
Main School Prize Giving. (large list) page 4

The breaking-up of Miss Blanch Hall's school, Strathmore, Elizabeth Street. Pupils - Misses E.P. Tennet, H. Craige, G. Reid, R. Marchant, E. Kerr, K. Balfour,  K. Woollcombe, M. Sotham, G.V. Sealy, O. Wright. .....

Thursday 21 December 1899
Miss Bessie Gunn, eldest daughter of Mr W. Gunn, D.D.S., Timaru, left Timaru by the south express train yesterday afternoon on her way Home to pursue medical studies. Miss Gunn was a pupil at Timaru High School and had lately been attending classes at Dunedin University.

Thursday 21 December 1899
Mayoral Installation - Mr John Hole
Mr Keith, made his farewell address....
Mr Mayor announced that the Patriotic Fund list sent round the table had returned with 30 guineas set down. Applause and cheers for "Our Brothers in South Africa."

Friday December 1899 School Prize giving
Timaru High,  pg 3
Timaru South and Pleasant Point School, pg 4

Saturday 23 December 1899
Upper Otaio prize giving. pg3
St Mary's Sunday School Sandietown prize giving. pg4

The Vision of Driver Smith by A.B. Paterson pg 6 poem
Being a dream that came to an ambulance driver on his way to the Transvaal War.

Christmas Recipes - Passion Fruit Cake, Passion Fruit Cream for Cakes, Filling for Sponge Cakes, Tennis Cake, Turkish Delight, Strawberry Short Cake, Apple Sauce, Apple Bread, Chocolate Icing, Plum Tart, Boiled Chicken, Roast Duck, Roast Goose, Roast Turkey, Italian Bread, To Blanch Almonds, Rich Chicken Pie, To boil ham, to boil tongue.

Tuesday 26 December 1899 pg4
Morven, Seadown, Geraldine and Winchester Prize givings.

Wednesday 27 December 1899
Fairlie Races
Temuka Caledonian Sports.
Waimate Caledonian Society
Mr D. Mahoney reports having sold the Commercial Hotel, Timaru, to Mr John Ontred, late of the Palmerston South and Dunedin, at a satisfactory price.

Thursday 28 December 1899
Mr D.J. Caldwell spent his Christmas holidays at the Rangitata with a friend, Mr Gudex. The river was clear, but not in good order for fishing, smelts being too plentiful, and with a plethora of live bait the trout were shy of anything artificial. However, Mr Caldwell succeeded in getting four fine fish, one weighing 10 lbs being a perfect specimen. It was only 14 inches long, but was 7 inches deep and 3 inches through the deepest part.

Albury and Te Ngawai school prize givings.

Thursday 28 December 1899 pg3
Mr John Vance, a well known farmer in the Waitohi districts, met with a serious accident yesterday afternoon. He was driving down Latter street in his dogcart, when the horse quickened his pace going down hill, and turning the corner opposite the post office very sharply the trap swerved and Mr Vance was thrown out on the metatalled road. He was rendered unconscious. He was quickly taken to the hospital. Attended by the resident surgeon Dr Gabites. Mr Vance is an elderly man and had lately sold his farm, intending with Mrs Vance to enjoy a few years of private life. The horse got away with the trap and galloped along Cain's Terrace and into the main street where Mr Edwards, junr.; pluckily stopped him.

Friday 29 December 1899
Mr John Vance, who met with the trap accident Wednesday, was still lying in a semi-conscious state last evening. In our local yesterday it should have been sated that he had "let" his farm, not "sold" it.

Friday 29 December 1899 pg4
Magisterial Court, Timaru
A young women charge with drunkenness, Mary Vincent. Arrested by Constable Miller in Barnard street.
Charles Moore, a young man, charge with being drunk in a railway train. Guard Horsfall. Constable Brown. Mr Marcus.

Waimate -
W. Seaman and J. Gardiner charged with riding bicycles without lights. A by law
M. Leonard charged with being drunk. Constable Parker.

Saturday 30 December 1899
Fairlie Patriotic Fund
Timaru  Patriotic Fund
Caledonian Sports results.
Woodbury School Prize Giving
Hilton School treats

page 5 poem
Little Things by Charles W. Purnell.

The Star Saturday 1st March 1902
A South Canterbury correspondent, seeking to account for the increase of small birds, sends us an extraordinary tale of five eggs each producing twins. We think the explanation is obvious.

A farmer at fair Geraldine
Five eggs in a nest once had seen,
But one morn to his view,
Each egg brought out TWO,
And he couldn't think what it might mean.

But this man whose surprise was so keen
Had a son of some twelve or thirteen
Who's supplied a job lot
Which he chanced to have got,
And roped in his dad - who was green.

Stocking of South Canterbury waters with fish was undertaken by private individuals;
Melville GRAY liberated trout in the streams of the Fairlie basin in 1871. Selby TANCRED placed 50 young brown trout in the Waihi river 1871.Herbert Meyer in 1872. In 1873, E..T WALKER, R. INWOOD & J.A. YOUNG began to systematically to stock the Waihi. In 1875 C.G. TRIPP placed trout in the upper reaches of the Orari, and, J.B.A. ACLAND began stocking the Rangitata opposite Mt Peel. Cans of tout fry were transported by E C STUDHOLME in a buggy for release in the Upper Waihao.
In 1875 Rangers were appointed to counteract poachers. They included Lachlan MCPHERSON of Mt Four Peaks, Edward ELWORTHY of Holme Station, John H RAINE of Sherwood Downs, W S DAVIDSON, manager of 'The Levels' Oswald McCALLUNM of Arowhenua, C G TRIPP of Orari gorge and John HENEY of Peel Forest.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 20 May 1899, Page 4 MAKIKIHI.
The weather here is fairly settled, though ploughing and sowing are not general yet. The threshing machines are having a rough time of it in shifting, but manage to go about somehow. The returns all round are very fair. A ball given by the employees of Teams Farm, Otaio, at Mr Andrew Martin's other estate "The Grange," came off on Friday, the 12th, and although the weather was extremely boisterous, a goodly number of their friends arrived from the four surrounding districts. The ballroom (a new grain shed) was nicely decorated with cabbage-tree ferns and wreaths of crysanthemums, and the floor was excellent. The music for the Grand March was supplied by the pipes of Mr A. Martin (sen.) after which square and round dances followed in order to the music of Mrs G. Martin (piano) and Messrs A. Martin, sr., G. Martin and Harper (violins). Mr A. Martin, jr., proved an efficient M.C. The wants of the inner man were well attended to, refreshments being handed round several times between the dances. The company was also entertained with songs by Miss Isabella Martin and Messrs Depree and Coates, a recitation by Mr Wederell and a sailor's hornpipe by Mr M'llwrick. The night's entertainment never flagged, but as all things have an end, so this party came to a close about 4 o'clock by a march played on the bagpipes by Messrs A. (jr) and G. Martin and finally " Auld Lang Syne." It is to be hoped this will not be the last dance we will have in the same shed.

New Zealand Tablet, 11 May 1899, Page 19
A pleasant gathering took place at the presbytery, Geraldine on Wednesday of last week, when the Rev. Father Bowers was met by a number of his parishioners, representing the congregation, to bid him good-bye before he left for a holiday in Australia, with the object of benefiting his health. ... In conclusion, we beg to you to accept this purse of sovereigns as a small token of affection from your people Signed on behalf of the parishioners, John Farrell, Andrew Lysaght, William Earl, John Sugure, Patrick Burke, Kyran Brophy, Edward Murphy, and William Fitzpatrick.

Tuapeka Times, 31 May 1899, Page 1
Mr H. Scott, Greenvale, Geraldine, informs the "Temuka Leader" that he has so extraordinary yield of potatoes at his place. From two bags of seed he has raised seven tons of potatoes. One potato turned the scale at 51b, and three weighed together over 13 1b. Mr Scott assures us that 300 potatoes were dug from one stalk.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 8 June 1899, Page 2
On Sunday evening last a man named Cameron, a contractor residing at Willowbridge, was riding home and when near Downlands his horse slipped and fell on the frosty ground. Mr Cameron was thrown under the animal and received a very severe shaking.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 15 August 1899, Page 2 REMORSE OF WOULD BE SUICIDE.
Some excitement was caused in town on Sunday, when it became known the a man named; Allpress owner of the flaxmill at Studholme Junction had shot himself through the head with a six chambered revolver. He was walking along the road to the flaxmill and when near Mr Hay's he pulled out a revolver and deliberately shot himself in the temple. However the bullet entered much lower than he expected, missing his brain altogether but breaking his jaw and inflicting other injuries to his skull. The wounded man then walked to Mr Hay's house and asked to lie down as he was tired. The police and the doctor were sent for and they took Allpress, whom they found quite consciously to the hospital where Doctor Barclay and Cruickshank found the injuries to be as above. The unfortunate man admitted that he deliberately shot at himself and declared despondency to be the cause. No great hopes are entertained of his recovery as inflammation of the brain will most likely set in. Allpress is very anxious to recover. It will be remembered that, some time ago in Christchurch he wrote to his relatives saying he was about to commit suicide, but was afterwards found safe and sound. He has been drinking heavily of late. His father is a Christchurch chemist and he himself followed the business for a time. His wife also resides in Christchurch. No attempt has yet been made to remove the bullet. Should he recover, Allpress will be brought before the court and charged with attempted suicide.

New Zealand Tablet, 14 September 1899, Page 19
His Lordship the Right Rev. Dr. Grimes and the Very Rev. Dean Foley opened a week's mission at St. Mary's Church, Geraldine, on Sunday week. After Mass the Missionary Rector, the Rev. Father Bowers, presented his Lordship with an address on behalf of the Catholics of the district, who expressed their pleasure at his visit, and hoped that success would crown his efforts to erect a Cathedral in the capital city of his diocese. The address was signed by Father Bowers, and Messrs. Andrew Lysaght, William Earl, Kyran Brophy, Jeremiah Connolly, and William Fitzpatrick.

New Zealand Tablet, 21 September 1899, Page 31
September 18. A very enjoyable social was given by the Children of Mary last week in the girls' schoolroom. There was a good attendance of members and friends. Songs were creditably rendered by Misses M'Sweeney, M'Gowan and M'Kenna, and Messrs. Curtin, O'Connor, D. M'Donald, T. Kissel, and F. M'Donald. The singing of ' Auld lang syne ' brought a very enjoyable evening to a close. A representative meeting of the gentlemen of the parish was held in the Priory last week, the object of which was to make arrangements for the bazaar which is to be opened about the 23rd of next month. The Rev. Father Tubman expressed his pleasure at seeing the large number present, and hoped that their efforts would be crowned with success. The election of officers resulted as follows : President, Mr. T. Harney ; secretaries, Messrs. J. Venning, M. Dennehy, H. Stapelton and Thomas Quinn ; committee, Messrs. Mara, Cox, M'Donald, Rodgers, Fitzgerald, J. O'Connor, J. Venning. G. Venning, B. O'Connor, W. Quirk, E. Yenning. The next meeting takes place on the 20th inst.

New Zealand Tablet, 23 November 1899, Page 6
The following pupils of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Temuka, were successful at the recent musical examinations conducted under the auspices of Trinity College, London Misses Earl, Scannell, Beri, O'Donohue, Boulston and Wareing. Misses E Fitzgerald and Jackson (pupils of Miss Fitzgerald), and Misses Dennehy, Egan, Yenning, A. Goulding, Burns, Hoare, Knight, and M. Goulding (pupils of Miss E. McGuinness) were also successful.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 23 December 1899, Page 2
Mr and Mrs N. Francis, who have been Home on a trip, are expected to arrive in Waimate about January 5th.
    At last Borough Council meeting Dr Barclay informed the councillors that Waimate had been constituted a borough for 20 years in September last and would "coming of age" next September.

Timaru Herald 13 March 1872 page 5
Acclimatisation - Mr Arthur Perry writes- On the 21st Feb. last I turned out all the blackbirds and some of the thrushes lately received from Christchurch in the plantations and paddocks near Captain Cain's house. The birds were strong on the wing, and seemed to take naturally to the trees. This morning my gardener saw five blackbirds in my plantation and Captain Cain two in his garden.

"The sea was silver" said a chatter seven year old. 
Whitebaiters at Smithfield Beach - or Rocky Shores as the locals call it - 11th Sept. 2011. The whitebaiters were very engrossed in their work. Did they get enough of the little critters for a pattie? Mt. Peel to extreme right.