Yesterday's News - post 1900

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Pre 1900

Evening Post, 16 January 1900, Page 6
The Temuka Leader says that on Thursday the youngest son of Mr W. Hopkins..

Otago Witness, 18 January 1900, Page 51
Mr James McClymont, a storekeeper at St. Andrews, attempted to commit suicide on Monday night. 8th, or early on Tuesday morning. The Timaru Herald reports that he was in good spirits when he retired to rest on Monday night. However, about 6.30 the following morning Mr Dutson (another partner in the firm) was passing Mr M'Clymont's room when he heard a call, and on opening the door found his partner with his throat cut, and two razors and a pocket knife lying near him. First aid was rendered by a neighbour, and Dr Reid (of Timaru) was wired for, and arrived without delay. The man's recovery is doubtful, but not hopeless. He is a single man, about 37 years of age, and has resided in St. Andrews for about 12 years. When asked what made him cut his throat, M'Clymont made a rambling reply that people had been jumping about the yard all night, that fighting had been going on, and that birds had been singing through the whole night.

Otago Witness, 25 January 1900, Page 5
The Otipua stud flock of English Leicester sheep, which was founded with imported ewes and ram 25 years ago, and became well known as one of the best flocks in the colony, has been sold by its owner, Mr George Gray Russell, to Messrs William and Donald Grant, and the sheep are now on Mr Donald Grant's farm at Temuka. Mr Russell has given up stud breeding. — Lyttelton Times.

Evening Post, 3 February 1900, Page 7
The Timaru Herald regrets to hear that farmers on Waitohi Flat are losing valuable wheat crops by the ravages to the Hessian fly. Mr. J. Fraser and more than one of his neighbours have turned sheep into good big paddocks of wheat that a short time ago promised good yields, but now are lying down or going down by the action of the pest.

Evening Post, 3 March 1900, Page 6
Timaru, This Day. An unfortunate accident happened in last evening's rejoicings over the Ladysmith relief. While firing a Royal salute from an old ship's gun, Captain Jackson (unattached) and Privates Boyes and Knowles (City Rifles) were badly singed, but not seriously hurt, by the blowing up of a box of blanks after firing five or six rounds.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 26 April 1900, Page 3
The meeting of householders to elect a school committee for the ensuing year was poorly attended. The outgoing committee received a vote of thanks, and much regret was expressed at the resignation of their energetic and popular chairman, Mr A. Martin, senr. The latter is contemplating a trip Home, and the hope was expressed that with his return, and in renewed, health, he would again hold the chairmanship of the school of which he has been the father. Five members for a committee wore required, and as only four of those present consented to stand, the committee is not definitely elected. These four are : — Messrs R. E. Brunton (re-elected), J. F. Johnson (re-elected), G. Smith and W. Walton ; and Mr A. Martin, junr., who was absent, was proposed as the fifth member. Mr R. R. Brunton was elected chairman.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 8 May 1900, Page 3 Otaio
At the close of service on Sunday morning, the Rev. R. Mackie Raid he had a duty to perform which gave him great pleasure. A short time ago he and the congregation learned that Miss Bella Martin was about to accompany her father on a trip Home, and he wished in some way to express the appreciation of the gratuitous and valuable services rendered by her as organist for the church. In many other ways she was always to the fore in lending a helping hand. He wished her a pleasant trip, and hoped the voyage would prove of value to her in many ways, as also the travelling bag, which he had pleasure in presenting on behalf of congregation and himself...

Star, 25 May 1900, Page 3
This morning a youth named Davey, employed in the ''Timaru Herald" office, accidentally received a pellet from a toy breechloader pistol in the groin. Another lad was loading the weapon, and the act of closing it exploded the cartridge.
    A man named O'Connor was seized with a fit in. High Street yesterday afternoon. He was picked up, by Constable Malone and taken into the Empire Hotel. The man shortly afterwards recovered sufficiently to be able to proceed to his home.

Timaru Herald, 22 May 1900, Page 4 MAGISTERIAL.
Fairlie — Monday, May 31st, 1900. (Before C. A. Wray, Esq., S.M., and A. H. McLean, J. P.) Patrick Gormley was charged on the information of J. Bain, truant officer, with falling to send his children to school. The father said the children had sore feet, but the Informant doubted this being a sufficient cause as he had seen the children on the road.
Mrs Malet appeared to answer a similar charge, and said that she was forced to keep her little girl at home sometimes ; it was a case of necessity as she had to go to work when she could get it. Both parties were cautioned, and told that a fine would be imposed if brought up again.
    Robert Leitch and A. Smith were charged by Inspector Black with exposing lousy sheep for sale at Albury saleyards. They were fined 10s each and coats.
    J. W. Miles v. H. P. Manaton. In this case plaintiff sued for £3 17s 6d being value of clothing sent to Pukaki Hotel for defendant on approval. Defendant proved having handed the parcel to the coach driver to be brought to Miles' store at Fairlie. Miles did not receive the parcel and as defendant could not prove delivery of the same at Miles' store judgment was given for amount claimed and costs, the bench informing Manaton that he should recover from the coach driver.
An application for renewal of old age pension by a resident of Albury was granted. Mr Wray then privately acted as arbitrator between the Mackenzie County Council and Mr J. E. Goodwin re amount of damages to be awarded the claimant in respect of land taken for race and severance caused by cutting the race. After hearing evidence, Mr Wray awarded £5 for a quarter-acre of land taken, £10 for severance, and £3 10s for pipes and crossings required ; total award, £23 10s

Otago Witness, 31 May 1900, Page 4
At the Fairlie Court, on the 21st inst., before Mr Wray. S.M., Messrs Smith and Leitch, charged with offering at public auction sheep which were affected with lice, through not having been dipped, were fined 10s and costs 7s 6d each.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 12 June 1900, Page 3
The bachelors of Hannaton and Studholme Junction held their annual ball an Friday evening in the school room. The attendance was very large and the number of dancers far exceeded that of any former year. The weather was vary favourable, and the roads in excellent condition, so that all parts of the district were strongly represented. The grand march was led off by Mr Jacobs and Miss Reynolds, and the number of couples following completely taxed the capacity of the schoolroom. The dancing was kept up until an early hour, and all present thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The lion's share of work fell to Messrs Jacobs (secretary), and Simpson (treasurer), and the success of the ball was in a great measure due to their excellent arrangements. The music, which was excellent, was supplied by Messrs Wilson (2), and Sauders, and arduous duties of M.C. wore in the able hands of Mr T Goodmmen. The commissariat department, which was ably managed by Mrs Ryder, came in for high praise. Songs wore rendered during the evening by Miss Merry, and Messrs McCarthy, Simpson, and Goodall.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 30 June 1900, Page 2
Mr D. Mahoney reports having sold the following hotel and other properties lately:
Mr John Sullivan's Royal Hotel, Temuka, to Mr W. O'Brian of Adair
Mr John Kealey's Arowhenua Hotel to Mr T. Lyons of Milford
the Cub Hotel, Timaru, to Mrs Parritt of Spring Creek
a farm at Rosebrook to Mrs D. Kerr
farm at Fairview to Mr G. Squires
farm at Kerry town to Mr S. Brian
farm at Temuka to Mr P. Scannell.
In Timaru he sold houses to Messrs E. Connor, J. Bond and J. Tubman, and building sites to Messrs Hollow, Owera and Brown. These sales show that Mr Mahoney is in touch with buyers for all classes of property and those wishing to either buy or sell cannot do better than go to him.

Timaru Herald, 2 July 1900, Page 3 MAGISTERIAL.
Timaru — Saturday, June 30th. Before Messrs c. A. Wray, S.M. and E. Thoreau. J.P.) Sheep STEALING. The Court resumed at 10 a.m.
Ellis Mills and Wm. Millington were charged with stealing on the 12th June about, 90 sheep, value £58 10s, the property of William Pringle. Sergeant Green prosecuted, and stated that the evidence would be much the same as in the previous case, and he need not outline the case, but call evidence at once. Mr Raymond appeared for Mills, and Mr Mendelson for Millington. William Pringle, farmer, Rosebrook, stated that he has also a sheep run. Lilybank, in Mackenzie Country. Has a registered brand for the station, L.B. At the beginning of this month - had 500 wethers at Rosebrook bearing the Lilybank brand. They were in a turnip paddock on Claremont road. Saw them about, three times a week. Most of them were half-bred, a few three quarter-bred, late shorn sheep. They were of all ages. Besides the 500 there were 19 merinos. The sheep had several different earmarks, his own on most of them....C. C. Empson, gave formal evidence respecting prosecutor's brand, and earmark, the brand LB, with the L inverted and conjoined to the B. The earmark is a tip cut square off one ear, and a back bit out of the other. The registry was for the tip off the near ear ; but people often depart from the ____ sexes, but it is now illegal to do so.  But it is done. Mills' brand is EM. ...Detective Marsack stated that on the 19th he took: possession of 26 sheep at Shirley ; one of them bore Mr Pringle's brand. On the 22nd he took over from the witness 95 sheep, and brought them and the ones from Shirley to Timaru. Those sheep were now outside the court, and 91 of them had been identified by Mr Pringle. Constable Crawford proved the handwriting of Mills on exhibits. The sheep brand EM. In court he found at Mills' slaughter-yard on the 22nd. The taking of evidence was concluded at 12.45 p.m. Both accused reserved their defence, and were committed for trial.

New Zealand Tablet, 6 September 1900, Page 6
On Tuesday evening the pupils of the Marist Brothers gave an entertainment in the Theatre Royal, in aid of the swimming bath fund, before a well-filled house. The programme consisted of choruses, recitations, and vocal solos, and concluded with a debate (in character) by the senior pupils in the (to them) interesting question, 'Should bad boys be birched.' Masters Houlihan and E. Dennehy delivered their recitations in good style, and had each to respond to an encore, and in comic singing the last-named little fellow and Master Kelly received similar compliments. Master Nicholas Geaney was the pick of the singers and sang two numbers exceedingly well. Masters T. Collins, J. O'Conner and J. Wade also did well in their recitations. The debate was very interesting, Mr. V. Geaney being an ideal 'Mr. Speaker,' displaying a good knowledge of procedure. Eighteen speakers took part, Masters Shaab and Geaney delivering their allotted speeches exceptionally well. The choruses, ' King football,' and a local production, ' The Timaru volunteers,' were well rendered. At the conclusion his Worship the Mayor thanked the Brothers for their assistance towards the swimming bath fund, and complimented them highly on the creditable performance of their pupils, which showed unmistakable evidence of careful and arduous training. He also thanked Mr. Langdoun's band for their voluntary services. The accompaniments were tastefully played by Miss Fitzgerald, assisted by her sister, Miss Essie Fitzgerald.
    Miss E. McGuinness, the organist at the Church of the Sacred Heart, has scored another success with her pupils, Misses Nellie Eagan, Eileen Dennehy, and Nellie Wall having successfully passed the local centre theoretical examination in the elements of music, held under the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. The two first-named pupils recently passed the senior practical examination under Trinity College, Miss E. Dennehy being one of the youngest in the colonies to secure that distinction. Miss E. A. Sugrue also passed the senior grade in harmony under the same institutions with honors, a most creditable performance.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 8 September 1900, Page 3
A meeting of those interested in getting a circulating library for Lower Otaio district (Miss Gardner convenor, Rev. Mackie in the chair), was held in the Schoolroom last evening.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 25 October 1900, Page 3
The second meeting of the Library Society was held in the School-room last evening. The Report of the Provisional Committee, set up to gather information to the working of a library, was received and considered satisfactory. A Library Committee was elected by ballot, and resulted in the election of the following members: — Messrs Thompson, Irwin, Walton, Martin, junr., Miss Gardner. It was decided to purchase more books, which, when added to the number in hand, should make a valuable addition to the reading matter of the district. Miss Gardner and Mr Walton were appointed Librarian's secretary and treasurer. The Library is now in good working order financially.

Timaru Herald, 31 October 1900, Page 3
SOUTH CANTERBURY YORKSHIRE SOCIETY.
The formal inaugural gathering of the newly formed Yorkshire Society was held in the Barnard Street Hall last night, the programme taking the form of a concert, followed by supper and ball. The ball was decorated with bunting and vegetation, and the supper, provided by Mr Budd in his well known style, was laid in the lodge room. The chair was to have been taken by Mr G. H. Rhodes, the president, but at the last moment he was prevented by his disposition from being present, and the duties of the chair were therefore cast upon Mr H. B. Kirk, one of the vice-presidents. Mr J. Hole, the Mayor, was present on the stage as a guest. The secretary, Mr Redmayne, read Mr- Rhodes' letter of regret that a return of a severe cold prevented him from facing the night air, and apologising for any inconvenience his absence might cause. Apologies were also read from Major  Steward, M.H.R., and the secretaries of the Christchurch and Wellington Yorkshire Societies. Sir John Hall, Mr Rolleston, were eulogised for their work done for Canterbury, and the colony, and the Rhodes, Sterickers, Pallisers, Jowseys, Woods, Smiths, and others of his district were mentioned, as among the many valuable colonists who have claimed Yorkshire New Zealand Mid and South Canterbury, A very nice concert programme was then gone through, the following being the singers : — Mrs Flowers, Mrs Buckley Joyce, Misses Kelleher and Smith, Dr Reid, Messrs J. Holdgate, S. Smith. Stonehouse, Perks, J. Jones and Buckley Joyce. Mrs R. S. Reid acted as accompanist, and Miss Reid assisted with violin in Dr Reid's song. Apology was made for Mr R. W. Simpson. The singers were applauded, but only one, Mr Perks' comic song, encored. There was a splendid attendence at the ball, and capital music was provided by Mr R. Wood's band. All present enjoyed themselves exceedingly well and were unanimous that the Yorkshire Society's first reunion was a great success.

Timaru Herald, 13 November 1900, Page 2
Mr John Cowley, so well and favourably known as driver of the Mount Cook coach, met with an accident last week. He was attending to his team m the Hermitage stables when he received a kick from a horse which fractured his arm rather severely. Mrs Ross, of the Hermitage, attended to the wound, after which Cowley drove to Fairlie for treatment by Dr Hornibrook. He is now progressing favourably.

Otago Witness, 28 November 1900, Page 51
Otipua, the late residence of Mr George Gray Russell, is to be let furnished for several months, or a term. This charming property is beautifully situated five miles from Timaru.

New Zealand Tablet, 15 November 1900, Page 7
VETERINARY SHOEING FORGE, WASHDYKE, TIMARU. JOHN ROBERTSON, PROPRIETOR (Late of Oamaru), Begs to return thanks for the liberal support accorded to him since coming to Washdyke, and trusts by strict attention to business and good workmanship to merit a continuance of favors. All work received promptly attended to. HORSE -SHOEING A SPECIALTY.

Press, 19 November 1900, Page 5
On Friday afternoon at Soutbbrook School while playing, a son of Mr Betredge, aged five years, fell and broke one of his legs. He was attended by Dr. Volckman.

Evening Post, 26 January 1901, Page 7 UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
Dunedin, 25th January. The Recess Committee of the Senate met this morning at the Otago University to consider the results of the matriculation junior scholarships, solicitors' general knowledge, and medical preliminary examinations. The following have qualified for matriculation : —
J. G. Crawford, Timaru
F. A. Scannell, Timaru
W. P. Prebble, Ashburton
S. S. Mackenzie, Timaru

Southland Times 16 August 1901, Page 2
Aug. 15. There was a considerable fall of snow in the Fairlie district yesterday, ranging from six to 12 inches. The snow plough was put on the main road.

Otago Witness, 5 February 1902, Page 13
THE NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITY.
JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP RESULTS. A meeting of the Recess Committee of the Senate, to consider the results of the junior scholarship, matriculation, solicitors' general knowledge, and medical preliminary examinations, was commenced at the Otago University on Thursday morning; The following have gained 'credit: —
J. G. Crawford, H.S., Timaru .. .. 2998
W. P. Prebble, High School, Ashburton 2854
S. S. Mackenzie, High School, Timaru .. 2762
F. A. Scannell, High School, Timaru .. 2759
Margaret Ronaldson, Girls' H.S., Timaru 2519
The following have qualified (in order of merit) for matriculation on the scholarship examination — Margaret L. Hunt, Timaru.

Otago Witness, 5 February 1908, Page 33
Dr F. A. Scannell, who qualified for the degree of MB, Ch. 8., at the recent professional examinations, left on the 29th ult. for Mawaro, near Timaru, where he intends to spend a brief vacation prior to taking up his professional duties.

1 May 1901: The Temuka courthouse is used for the first time.

New Zealand Tablet, 2 May 1901, Page 7
The Musical and Dramatic Club of Kerrytown, assisted by friends, gave an entertainment in the Kerrytown Schoolroom in aid of the Sinters of St. Joseph, and they are to be congratulated on its entire success. The work for the concert was commenced by the Rev. Father Galerne, and was taken up by the Rev. Father Kerley on Father Galerne's removal to Christchurch. The chief item on the programme was a drama, entitled ' The Irish Doctor,' the principal character in which was taken by Mr. C. Foley, the others taking part in the piece being Messrs. Mat. J. and Michael Driscoll, J. and A. Scannell, W. and J. Lynch, J. Hannifin, P. and D. Brosnahan. The play was enacted without a hitch, and all the performers did well. Mr. C. Foley, as is always the case, was very good. There were two selections by the Temuka Orchestral Society, which were a treat. The pianoforte duet by the Misses Driscoll was well played, the performance reflecting much credit on their teachers — the Sisters of St. Joseph. Vocal items were contributed by Misses Coughlan, Stevenson, and M. Brosnahan, Messrs. W. Jeffries, P. McCaskill (Dunedin), and Master D. Brosnahan, and a cornet bolo by Mr. Riseel. Recitations were contributed by Mr. M. Driscoll. Not the least popular items on the programme were the jigs, hornpipes, etc., given by Mr. J. Lynch, and Miss and Master W. Lynch, and Mr. D, Angland. The singers were accompanied by Misses Stevenson, Coughlan, O'Driscoll, and A. Hoare, and Mr. Heatley, and Mr. W. Lynch (accordion) and Miss. A. Hoare played for the dances. Among those present were Rev. Fathers Pertuis and Aubry (Timaru). The Rev. Father Kerley apologised for the absence of the Rev. Father Fauvel, who had sent two guineas as a substitute.

Evening Post, 20 May 1901, Page 5
The following applications for letters patent, with provisional specifications, have been accepted by the Registrar :
S. Pointon, Christchurch, caretaker of Canterbury Public Library, an improvement in or relating to hydraulic rams ;
Geo. Barney, Waitohi Flat, farmer, an improvement in ploughs; ...

Otago Witness, 8 May 1901, Page 56
An accident of a serious nature occurred on Sunday to a son of Mr W. Hay, blacksmith, Pleasant Point. A party of youths wore out shooting hares, when the lad happened to get into the filing line, and received nearly the whole contents of one of the gun in the head. He was conveyed to the Timaru Hospital, where at latest advices he was progressing favourably.

Evening Post, 22 June 1901, Page 4
A gorse-cutting machine, drawn by three horses, is working on Mr. D. Shaw's farm at Arowhenua, says the Timaru Herald.

Otago Witness, 3 July 1901, Page 5
The Timaru Herald learns that Detective Fitzgerald, of Timaru, has been granted six months' leave of absence, and, accompanied by Mrs Fitzgerald, intends to the course of a day or two to leave on a trip to Ireland.
Nurse Rose Shappere has been awarded the insignia of the Red Cross, which is the highest distinction that can be awarded to women who serve with the British Army as nurses. She was also specially mentioned in General Buller's despatches. Sister Shappere is well known in Dunedin and Timaru, where she resided for many years, and she is the younger sister of Mrs I. Salek, of Wanganui. The insignia of the Red Cross, as presented to women, is equal in merit to the much-prized Victoria Cross, presented to men for valour. — Wanganui Herald.

Otago Witness, 9 October 1901, Page 45
Mr W. H. Munro, on severing his connection with Messrs J. Wilkie and Co. to assume the management of the Timaru Post, was presented by the employees with an illuminated address yesterday. Mr A. M. Braik made the presentation.

Otago Witness, 30 January 1901, Page 4
The Crown lands tenants residing on the Rakaikairi, Waiapi, Orakipaoa, Epworth, and Rawatiri settlements (all in the Temuka district) have formed an association, to be called the Temuka Crown Lands Tenants' Association. The object of the association is to hold regular meetings, for the discussion of matters affecting Crown lands tenants, and to secure any amendments deemed necessary to the existing land laws. A committee representing the various settlements has been appointed, and the following executive officers have been elected: — Mr R. J. M'Callum chairman, Mr J. Mitton treasurer, and Mr F. Green secretary.

Otago Witness, 13 November 1901, Page 9
Christchurch, November 6. The Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association's grand November show was opened today, and promises to be a very great success. Sheep: The merino sections were the best seen here for a long time, though slightly smaller in numbers. English Leicesters, with 132 entries (20 below last year's), were still the largest sheep sections. Messrs R. and J. Reid's Volunteer, last year's winning four-tooth ram, was now champion, and Mr Donald Grant (Temuka) supplied the champion ewe. Mr Grant was very successful in the ewe classes, with three firsts, two seconds, and a third, Mr Edwin Kelland (Timaru) and Mr F. Wright (Dunsandel) taking the other firsts while for rams Messrs W. Nixon, P. C. Threlkeld, E. Kelland and F. Wright (two) received firsts. Lincoln College, Messrs R. Kelland, C. Rudd, and Little Bros. took minor awards.
    Shropshires also were of great merit. Mr Rupert Perry (Timaru) was the chief winner, taking nine firsts and both championships the other two firsts falling to Sir Geo. Clifford.

Otago Witness 29 January 1902, Page 56
ARRIVALS. Mr Danvers, from Timaru.
DEPARTURES.
Miss Alice Hollander, for Timaru.
Mr Neal M'Cay, for Timaru.
Mr Farrell, for Timaru.
Herr Vollmar, for Timaru.
Mr C. Bethune, for Timaru.
British Biograph, for Timaru.

Timaru Herald, 6 February 1902, Page 2 J. MURDOCH.
TIMBER MERCHANT. One of the best-known, timber merchants in the southern part of New Zealand is Mr Murdoch. For many years he has been closely associated with this industry, and it would be interesting were it possible to give the exact returns of the quantity of timber that has been handled in his name. Seen standing it would undoubtedly make an expansive forest. At one time Mr Murdoch was the owner of six bush saw-mills and also of an important timber factory at Dunedin. Huge quantities of timber requisites were supplied to builders and others in Otago, Southland, and Canterbury, but Mr Murdoch has sold his mills and also his Dunedin business, bow confining his operations to the Timaru branch, which has been under the management of Mr James Ord since it was established about twenty years ago. That gentleman is now practically the manager of all Mr Murdoch's business, and, so far is Timaru and surrounding centres are concerned, he finds a good deal to do. The offices and yards are situated in Stafford street south, the latter running right through the block into Cliff street, presenting the view of large stacks of worked timber. The firm act only as timber merchants, procuring their supplies from well known factories, and direct from bush hills in Stewart Island, Southland, and elsewhere. Devoting all their attention to telling, they have managed to work up and maintain a big trade with builders and all industrialists who require timber. Thus they supply towns and settlers right along the main and trunk railways, arranging to have orders despatched direct from the mills. This is a great convenience, and enables the deal to be negotiated at he cheapest rates to the consumer, who merely has to communicate with the management at Timaru. The stock in the yards embraces all descriptions of manufactured woodwork, such as builders' materials of all kinds, sashes, doors, mantel pieces, ordinary building wood, fencing material, and so forth, besides builders ironmongery. The trade with builders is therefore particularly important, the management having maintained a close connection with them for the past twenty years. Their wants are thoroughly under-stood, and are served with exactitude. Mr Murdoch is one of the largest timber merchants along the line, and he executes orders from Otaki to Waimate, while or direct from the mills are delivered at siding on the main line of railway in Christchurch to Dunedin. His business therefore an important adjunct of trade, and helps to place the port a prominent position as a distributing.

New Zealand Tablet, 18 September 1902, Page 19
Timaru. The local branch of the Hibernian Society held a social on Thursday last in the boys' schoolroom and it was patronised by a large attendance. The amusements provided were a progressive euchre contest and vocal and instrumental music. The entertainment was opened by Miss Eileen Dennehy playing a selection of Irish Airs, two vocal numbers being given during the evening by Miss Arscott, a visitor, the items being warmly applauded. The euchre contest was won by Miss McKennah and Mr T. Mara, who secured each a very nice prize presented to them by Mr P. Kane.

New Zealand Tablet, 18 September 1902, Page 19
Timaru. After a state of dormancy for 12 months the local parish tennis club shows signs after its rest of a pleasing activity. A strong club has now been formed and suitable officers appointed so that with the grounds and plant in a fair state of repair a most successful season may be anticipated. Ping pong is the factor that has produced this result, the players in that infectious game wishing to extend their operations during the summer evenings from a ping pong table to a tennis court. The club numbers about 50 members, the officers being as follows :— Patron, Rev. Father Tubman ; president, Mr T. Lynch ; vice-presidents, Messrs H. Geaney, M. Mullin, Jno. O'Rorke, M. O'Meeghan, T. Burns, J. Rielly, D. Mahoney, O. O'Meeghan, and J. Hole ; treasurer, Mr Manges, and secretary Mr T. Quinn ; committee, the secretary and treasurer with Messrs O'Conner, Mulvey, J. Venning, and Messrs E. McGuinness and J. McArtier. The subscription fee was fixed at gentlemen, 5s ; ladies, 2s 6d.

Otago Witness, 9 October 1901, Page 55
A Poaching Case at Temuka. — Edward Hoare and James Hoare were charged with illegally taking six trout from the Orari River. Mr W. G. Aspinall appeared for the Acclimatisation Society. Both defendants pleaded guilty. Francis Albert Franks, ranger for the Acclimatisation Society, gave evidence as to catching the defendants in the Orari River on Sunday week. He recovered six fish from them. They stated that it was the -first occasion on which they had taken fish. They gave him their correct names when asked. His Worship took this into consideration, and fined accused 20s each and costs.

Otago Witness, 23 October 1901, Page 17
Mr Isitt and Mr Thompson (chairman of the South Canterbury Dairy Company), together with Mr Dixon (the manager), inspected several sites for a creamery at Fairlie on Wednesday last, and after spending some time in viewing them, Mr John E. Goodwin most generously offered a site free which will suit the suppliers admirably. It was decided to accept Mr Goodwin's offer, and the company no doubt will much appreciate the donor's generosity.

Otago Witness, 26 March 1902, Page 30
Timaru March 24. Floods are reported all over the northern district being most serious at Temuka, Winchester and Orari. At the latter place the northern approach to the bridge has been washed out. Geraldine is cut off from the outer world, the Orari having broken through just north of Winchester and joined the Waihi while south of that there is a network of swollen rivers cutting off the district. From Albury and Fairlie serious losses of are reported, and many sheep and cattle have been drowned about Geraldine and Temuka. At the later place the river rose rapidly on Sunday night, and persons living on the low-lying land south of the town had to leave for higher ground. At Winchester a family named Lounie was rescued just in time by a boat, they having taken, refuge on a roof. A number of traffic and stock bridges have suffered severely, spans and decking being washed out, but the railway bridges are safe. The north express was two hours late on arrival and did not go farther south, returning to Christchurch at 6 p.m. Except for washouts at Opihi and Orari, the line is all right, and the ballast will soon be replaced. The rivers are now rapidly falling, and if no more rain follows the danger is practically over. The total rainfall was 6¼ in in four days.

Auckland Star, 31 March 1902, Page 2
Mrs. T. Brown, of Temuka, was killed on Thursday afternoon, being thrown, out of a gig through the horse bolting and colliding with, a post. She sustained a fractured skull, besides one arm broken in two places. She died almost immediately. Deceased was a very old resident of Temuka.

Wanganui Herald, 25 April 1902, Page 1
At the Arowhenua Bridge the traffic was chiefly wool waggons and travelling sheep.

Otago Witness, 21 May 1902, Page 50
A man named Halford met with a painful accident on Saturday at the Timaru Farmers Co-operative Association's grain stores. He was engaged breaking down a stack, when the top came away and buried him. Ready assistance was at hand, and as Mr Halford was a good deal hurt he was taken home, and medical aid called in. It was found that his shoulder had been dislocated; an operation was successfully performed under chloroform, and on Sunday (says the Herald) the patient was getting on well.

Evening Post, 12 June 1902, Page 2
Timaru, 11th June. The Supreme Court criminal session was concluded to-day. In the Temuka assault and robbery case, the jury returned a verdict of not Guilty. Nicholas Geistro was acquitted on a charge of forging and uttering a cheque by which it was alleged he got a suit of clothes and £4 change. The tailor and his assistant said they identified him. The accused was measured in Court as for a suit, and was found to be a smaller man than the person who got the suit and passed the cheque.

Otago Witness, 10 September 1902, Page 26
Mr D. F. Bremner, of Wyndham, who is leaving that town for Timaru, was last week the recipient of a purse of sovereigns from the Wyndham residents.

Otago Witness, 8 October 1902, Page 8
The annual Geraldine horse parade was held at the saleyards on the 1st inst., after the live stock sale, when there was a large attendance of breeders, and much interest was taken in the proceedings, which were conducted by Mr J. Mundell. The horses on parade were as under: —
Mr H. Scott's Young , by Clydebank — Princess Royal
Mr James Rennie's New Hope, by Good Hope — Gentle Annie
Mr W. Keen's Prince Charlie, by Sir Arthur Gordon — Princess May
Mr R. F. Buck's True Blue, by Lord Salisbury (imp )
Mr M. A. Toomey's King Edward, by Lion King Blossom
Mr E. Evans's British King
Mr Thomas Hall's Lord Clyde, by Pride of the Valley - Poll
Mr Thomas Hall's Scottish Chief, by New Hope - Poll
Mr W. Ronnie's Ranfurly, by Berlin
Mr J. Matthews's Young Betrayer, by Betrayer
Mr S. B. Norton's Special, by Orpheus — Forlorn
Mr J. Buck's Blue Ruin, by Allerton
Mr B. Orton's Telemeter.

Otago Witness, 26 November 1902, Page 22
A man named W. Sugrue had his leg broken below the knee while wrestling at Temuka on Tuesday evening.

Otago Witness, 17 December 1902, Page 60
Mr and Mrs George Gray Russell returned from England via Melbourne last Tuesday, and have gone to live at their residence, "Glenfalloch," on the Peninsula. Miss Riddle (England) is visiting Dunedin, and is the guest of Mrs George Gray Russell at her residence, "Glenfalloch."

Evening Post, 3 January 1903, Page 4
According to the Timaru Post, an exceptionally heavy crop of wheat is recorded in the Fairlie district, Mr. James Wilson, of Allandale, having recently threshed from a 147½-acre paddock 9089 bushels of Red Tuscan wheat, and in addition to this, it is estimated that fully, seven bushels per acre were lost owing to the straw failing to support the very heavy ears, which were in many instances fully 6in in length. The crop was an autumn one, and was preceded by a crop of rape, and it may be mentioned that 1¼ cwt of artificial manure per acre was sown with the wheat.

The Star, Christchurch - 13 March 1903 page 3
The following Timaru Teachers have passed the teachers'
examination - Class E.
Amy E.T. Oliver and Kate M. Palmer

Otago Witness, 18 March 1903, Page 54
Bank Notes by Jock Scott.
The Rangitata. — Mr McIntyre, headmaster of the Waitohi Flat State School, fishing at the Rangitata last week, secured a splendid basket, which included an 18-pounder, measuring in length 33in ; an 11-pounder, 20in in length ; an 8½-pounder, and a 6½-pounder, besides four smaller ones weighing 21b.— Timaru Post, of the 11th inst.
    Several Canterbury Streams. — The Timaru Herald of the 9th inst. writes as follows: — Several very good baskets of trout were taken from the Lower Opihi last week, both with fly and minnow. On Friday Messrs F. Allan and F. Stone killed about 50 freshly run fish, and on Saturday Mr Cameron got a very nice basket of five, one of which weighed just on 51b and gave capital sport. These, takes, were with the fly, the red upright, Shaw fly, and red-tipped governor being, the most deadly lure. The minnow fishers also had a good time. Mr P. O'Mara securing a 17llb fish on Wednesday evening, one of the finest specimens which has ever been caught at the old ford. On Saturday night. Mr C.N. Macintosh secured three fish of a total weight of 421b, the heaviest fish being 14lb. They were all females, fresh run, and were beauties, their condition being very prime, and they were game on the line. Mr P. Sealy got a very pretty 8lb fish.

Otago Witness, 22 April 1903, Page 6
At the monthly meeting of directors of the South. Canterbury Dairy Company on Wednesday last, a committee of four was appointed to interview Mr Lee, of Temuka, re a renewal for twelve months of the company's lease of his building, at present used as a creamery. It was resolved to call a meeting at Seadown, to determine where a creamery shall be erected. It was also decided to inforce the company's resolution that each supplier of milk must lase? up one share for each cow's milk supplied to factory or creamery. The meeting decided, provided the necessary support is forthcoming, and necessity arises, to erect as many new creameries as possible and in every way to extend the company's operations and usefulness.

Otago Witness, 10 June 1903, Page 37
The Timaru Herald learns that Mr C. S. Fraser has been appointed secretary to the South Canterbury Jockey Club, in succession to Mr G. P. Wood, resigned.

Poverty Bay Herald, 26 June 1903, Page 3
Timaru, this day The following are further championships at the - Poultry Show:
Leghorns, J. Lillico, Timaru
Trophies and more points were awarded as follows
Brown Leghorns, J. Lillico;
golden wyandottes, Whittaker Bros., Timaru;
white wyandottes, E. T. Batman;
black Langshans, E. Rilly, Studhohme;
minorcas,. S. R. Burns, Timaru;
cocks and cockerels, S. R. Burns
President's trophy, C. Lucas
Best bird in show W. Henderson,
Most points; largest class, S. W. Burns;
Norwich canaries, W. H. Townend.

Otago Witness, 8 July 1903, Page 68
Timaru Chess Club.
The full roll of members of the Timaru Chess Club for 1903-4 is as follows.—
G. Bowker  S. Harris
A. Cuthbert  G. Jackman
A. E. Cresswell  G. James
A. Collins  B. Mason
Dr N. K. Cox  T. Mara
W. J Cox  P Mara
G. Cooke  T. Macahste
T. Chapman  T. Quinn
D. Doyle  Dr S. B. Reid
H. Denney  R. T. Rogers
J. Dow  H. Shimpton
W. Eichbaum  R. C. Tennent
J. R. Fussell  R R. Taylor
H. Gourley  H. Tennent
G. Gabites  G. P. Wood
W. Hassall  W. H. Walton
C. Hassall  A. E Werry
J. Hardcastle  W. Werry
   L. Wright.

Otago Witness, 12 August 1903, Page 50
At the Southburn School last Monday (says the Timaru Post) a lad named Alexander Philip had his thigh bone snapped a few inches above the knee through another boy accidentally treading on his left leg. No one dreamt at first that anything serious had happened, and the boy remained in his place at school all the afternoon, but he had to be driven home by his teacher about 5 o'clock in the evening. Later on his parents drove him into Timaru, to Mrs Sommerville's private hospital, where the leg was immediately set by Dr Reid.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 16 September 1903, Page 2
Timaru, September 15. At the Supreme Courts Thomas Quirk was charged with wilfully burning a straw stack, but the jury found no bill. Peter Gory Stanger pleaded guilty to theft of a horse and obtaining money under false 3 pretences, and was sentenced to four months imprisonment.

 Evening Post, 19 October 1903, Page 6
Timaru, 17th October. At a special meeting of the Borough Council last night, Mr. Lilico, Government veterinary surgeon, was appointed manager of the municipal abattoirs. The Council decided that the slaughtering be let by contract. The original loan of £6600 for abattoirs in now found insufficient, and application is to be made to the Government for a further loan of £650.

New Zealand Tablet, 19 November 1903, Page 5
The annual entertainment in aid of the school conducted by the Sisters of St. Joseph at Kerrytown attracted a very large audience, the schoolroom (says the Temuka Leader) being packed.
A piano duet by the Misses Dore was very nicely played. Miss M. Orton (Point) and Mr. Jeffries sang Life's dream is o'er'. Mr. C. Brown contributed a vocal item and Mr. Williams danced a clog dance very cleverly Songs were also given by Misses F. White, Coughlan, Orton, Messrs. Jeffries, McDonald, Gresham, Wade pianoforte duet by Misses Scannell and Fitzgerald ; a Highland fling by two schoolgirls, Misses Lynch and Brosnahan ; nigger comicalities, Messrs. Healy and Niall. The programme was concluded with the comedy, 'The New Doctor,' by school children. In this the performers were Masters A. Gosling, J. Fitzgerald, M. Fitzgerald, F. O'Connell, J. Brosnan, D. Scannell, and Louis Brosnan, and Misses H. Stack and M. O'Connell. The comedy was most mirth-provoking and greatly enjoyed by the audience. The children were all proficient in their parts and some of them showed exceptional vitality. The accompaniments to the songs and dances were played by Misses Annie Hoare, Ethel Dore, Scanner and Maggie Hoare, and Mr. Hintz.

New Zealand Free Lance, 26 December 1903, Page 8
Miss Lloyd Hassell, a Timaru girl, who has been studying music and singing for the last five years at the Leipsig, Concervatorium, is expected out again in January. Although a native of Timaru, Miss Hassell intends to establish herself as a teacher in Wellington, and is said to possess a very sweet mezzo-soprano.
    Mrs. Howie, of Timaru, has been staying at Rangiuru House, Otaki, for a few weeks.  

Otago Witness, 30 December 1903, Page 62
Christchurch, December 24.
Some excitement was created on the 10.20 express train from Dunedin to Christchurch
to-day by a woman jumping off the train about six miles from Studholme Junction. The woman, who gave her name as Kate Crimins, was standing on the platform of a second-class carriage when a gust of wind blew her hat off. Without a moment's hesitation she took a flying leap from the train, then running 30 miles an hour, turning a complete somersault as she landed. The guard was communicated with as speedily as possible, and the train stopped. The engine-driver was signalled, and the train ran back between two and three miles before the woman was picked up. She was found sitting on the bank, where she had rolled after landing, nursing an injured ankle. The woman was carried into the guard's van, where a member of St. John Ambulance Society, who happened to be on the train, offered to render first aid. The injured lady bluntly refused all offers of assistance, and calmly proceeded to count out several pound notes which she had in her hand. Beyond a bruised ankle and a slight cut on the bridge of the nose the woman appeared to be unhurt. Considering the nature of the place she jumped and the speed the train was going at the time the marvel is she was not killed.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 13 January 1904, Page 2
A woman named Underhill, aged 23, a native of Timaru, left her parents home Baker street, Timaru, on Thursday morning, and has not since been seen or heard of. No reason can be assigned for her disappearance, and her friends have sought for her in vain. Miss Underhill was in good health and good spirits the day before, and also on the morning of her disappearance, when she went out about 11 o'clock, apparently for a stroll.

Otago Witness, 27 January 1904, Page 56
Mr W. Finlayson, of Wellington, son of  former diver at Timaru, has been appointed diver and carpenter to the Timaru Harbour Board.

Otago Witness, 24 February 1904, Page 60
The favourite steamship Gothic, so well known in all New Zealand ports, has been sold to the Spanish Government, and will be withdrawn from the London- New Zealand service after this trip. The Gothic leaves Wellington on the 3rd of March, and in her passengers list are names of several ladies well known in Dunedin social circles. Mrs Leslie Harris and her children, Miss Lorna and Miss Lucy Rattray, and Miss Riddell (who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs George Grey Russell, at "Glenfalloch" for some time) are amongst the passengers sailing for London next week by this steamer.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 8 March 1904, Page 3
SHOOTING AFFRAY. WAIMATE, March 7.
A man named Robert Maclem, a threshing mill owner, was to-day committed for trial for attempting to shoot John Campbell outside the Studholme Junction Hotel on the 2nd inst. Accused was admitted to bail, self in £100 and two sureties of £50.

Otago Witness
, 9 March 1904, Page 6
At the Waimate Magistrates Court on the 1st., before Major Keddall, S.M., James Meehan was fined £4 for four breaches of the Slaughtering and Inspection Act, with costs £7 4s. The offences included feeding raw offal to swine at Makikihi and Morven in November last, and with allowing swine within 50 yards of a slaughterhouse, also with not keeping the slaughteryard's clean. Defendant explained that all the appliances were at his yards for boiling offal and keeping the yards clean, and that the breach of the law had been occasioned through the neglect of the man whom he employed. William Quinn was fined £5, with costs £2 17s, for not clearing Californian thistle from off his property at Waihao River when requested to do so by the inspector. Mr White (Timaru) appeared for the Government, who prosecuted, in each case.

Press, 23 April 1904, Page 6
A man named Richard O'Neil, a farmer living about three miles from Geraldine, on the hillside facing Woodbury and behind Waitoi, disappeared from home on Wednesday in a mysterious manner. He left his house about 9 a.m. to work in the bush near his home, taking his lunch with him. In the afternoon the missing man's daughter took tea and refreshments to her father to the place where be was supposed to be working, but could not find him. The event caused no anxiety in the family until the evening, when the man failed to put in an appearance at his usual hour, and a search was then made without result, except that it was ascertained that his gun was missing from home. Mrs O'Neil, with the assistance of a neighbour itemed Taylor, searched the vicinity for the greater part of the night, and next morning the police at Geraldine were informed of the matter. Constable Mullaney immediately rode out to the bush, and alter making a fruitless search, telegraphed for assistance, Constable Brown, of Temuka, being sent up. On Thursday the police and neighbours of the missing man thoroughly searched the Waitui bush and adjoining country, but failed to find any trace of O'Neil. Yesterday the searchers were reinforced by a party organised at Geraldine, and a further search of the bush was made which also proved fruitless. A rumour was current yesterday afternoon that the missing man was seen on Wednesday making across paddocks in the direction of Woodbury with a gun in his hand. It was also said that he has probably gone in the direction of Four Peaks.

Press, 27 February 1905, Page 2 A MYSTERY CLEARED UP.
About nine months ago a fanner named Richard O'Neil, living near Geraldine, suddenly disappeared, said, although the bush and country, in the vicinity of his home were searched, no trace of him could be found. He left his home at 8 a.m. with a double barrelled gun and some lunch, the family thinking that he was going to his usual occupation of gorse-grubbing, and not knowing that he had taken the gun until it was missed later in the day. The man was last seen going in the direction of Four Peaks, with the gun in his possession. Finding of tbe body of the missing man, with his gun lying beside him, on the Sugar Loaf Hill on Mr J. M. Barker's run, near Four Peaks Station. A young man named James Evans came across the body last Wednesday evening. It was in a very decomposed state, but was easily identified by the shape of the head and the appearance of the hair and whiskers. There was a hole through the clothing and a gun-shot wound in the region of the stomach. Young Evans in December last found a hat about ten chains from where he found the body, and jokingly remarked that he had found tracks of O'Neil. The public, however, only laughed at turn, saying that O'Neil was far away from Geraldine by that time. An inquest was held at Geraldine on Friday, before Colonel Moore, Acting- Coroner. The jury returned a verdict that deceased met his death by a gunshot wound, but whether self-inflicted or caused by accident there was nothing to show.

Evening Post, 28 May 1904, Page 5
Timaru, This Day. A young man named Frank Briggs, who arrived here from Yorkshire two months ago, accidentally shot himself last night. 110 was playing with a revolver while talking to a companion, and in fun pointed it at his forehead and milled the trigger, when it exploded and killed him almost mutant a neon sly. Deceased had previously pulled the trigger on his companion, and he believed the revolver to be empty, but examination snowed that one of the five chambers had been loaded.

Evening Post, 22 November 1904, Page 6
Callers at the New Zealand Agency General this week have included : Mr. A. G. Depree, Timaru.

Otago Witness, 6 January 1904, Page 20
The Timaru High School Board have appointed Mr James Drummond, M.A., of Auckland, first assistant at the High School. There were 11 applications.

Evening Post, 11 July 1904, Page 6
Callers at the New Zealand Agency this week have included : Miss M. Murdoch (Timaru).

Otago Witness, 16 November 1904, Page 53
A boy named McLeod, on the Rosewill Settlement, had his arm broken while helping to yard some sheep. He was rounding them up, when a sheep charged the dog and he got in the way, the sheep giving him a butt and tossing him over, with the result stated.

Evening Post, 19 November 1904, Page 9
COLONIAL INVENTIONS. Applications for letters patent, with provisional specifications, have been accepted as under : E. Stowell, of St. Andrew's, an improved sash-fastener for windows.
P. Cairns, of Timaru, centres for invert and arching work.

Otago Witness, 21 December 1904, Page 7
By the steamer Monoswai, which left Lyttelton on Friday, 270 Shropshire rams are to be shipped for Sydney. Seventy of these are from the flock of Mr C. W. Reid, of Elderslie, and the others from the flocks of Mr J.C. Grigg (Longbeach), Mr Parry [sic -Perry] (Timaru), and Mr Chamberlain (Irweil). Two hundred of the number are shipped by Messrs Fields and Royds, on account of Mr Arthur Chamberlain, to the order of a New South Wales firm.

Otago Witness, 25 January 1905, Page 33
Constable Christie, who has been in charge of the Waimate Police Station about four years, left on the 18th inst. for Christchurch, to which station he was recently appointed. The vacancy at Waimate caused by his removal will be filled by Constable Barrett, of Pleasant Point.

Otago Witness, 7 June 1905, Page 53
A well-known and successful athlete in the person of Dr W. A. Gunn, of Timaru, who has been absent from the colony for about four years studying dentistry at the Pennsylvania University, has just returned to his home in Timaru, and in the course of an interesting chat told a representative of the Herald, some particulars concerning athletes in the American colleges.

Otago Witness, 28 June 1905, Page 36
June 24.— A fire occurred across the river from the Cave, at Mr O'Connor's farm, the other day. It seems that the oats were stacked close by the dwelling-house, and a spark from the chimney is supposed to have set fire to the stack. There were 400 bushels in it and as Mr O'Connor is a new settler it will be a heavy loss for him. Mr A. Robertson, a Roswill settler, had a grass field fired giving him a good deal of trouble to get it hammered out, but his neighbours lent a willing hand. He was very thankful for this assistance, as the fire was spreading over a good deal of country. However, it was out under after the expenditure of a lot of labour.

Otago Witness, 12 July 1905, Page 27
We have it on good authority (states the Timaru Herald) that Messrs Hay and Wilson, engineers of the Public Works Department, are still engaged on the survey of the country involved in the project for utilising water power at the Opihi Gorge, near Fairlie. They have contoured a reservoir in relation to a 70ft dam in the Gorge, and traversed in line for a conduct through the Gorge, from the 40ft level, which gives a fall of about 300 ft. They are just now making observations on the proposal to bring part of the waters o£ Lake Tekapo through the range to increase the available supply at the Gorge. A part of the scheme is to divert the south branch of the Opuha into the Opihi for the same purpose.

New Zealand Tablet, 27 July 1905, Page 6
All goods stocked at the Cash Grocery Store, Church and Sophia streets, Timaru, are of the best quality, and at prices to suit the times. The highest price is given for farm produce by Messrs. Shanks and Co., the proprietors.

Evening Post, 5 August 1905, Page 2
PATENTS. Messrs Park and Basley registered patent agents, Kelburne-avenue, 55, Lambton-quay, Wellington, report the following list of applications for patents, compiled from the Patent Office records, for the last fortnight :—
F. Palliser, Timaru, septic tank ;
D. T. McPhedrau, Timaru, traction engine shoe;

Otago Witness, 9 August 1905, Page 74
BACHELORS BALL AT SILVERSTREAM. The bachelors of Silverstream and Punaroa gave their annual ball in the Silverstream Woolshed on Friday, July 28. There was a very good attendance, considering that the weather was anything but pleasant. Mr A. Adamson acted as M.C., and Mr Dudley Waters was an efficient secretary. The music was supplied by Messrs C. Fearens (piano) and J. Braddock (violin). The catering was done by Mr J. O'Dowd, Fairlie. During the evening songs were sung by Mr H. Struthers, Mr Wilson and Mr H. Mannington. The room was nicely decorated with flags and evergreens. The bachelors deserve great credit for the very pleasant evening's enjoyment they provided for their many friends. The floor was in good order, and dancing was kept going until the small hours of the morning. Among the ladies present were Mrs Gunnian, Mrs G. Dines, Mrs J. Waters, Mrs Toms, Misses Ross (3), Miss A. Doyle, Miss E. Black, Misses Waters (2), Mrs E. Shute, Mrs Mallet, Miss Mallet, Miss Black, Miss Kerr, Miss Bane, Mrs Ballentyne, Miss Keeff, Miss M. Doyle, Miss Mason, Miss Watkins, Miss Shubb, Miss Slow, Mrs A. Adamson, and many others.

New Zealand Tablet, 31 August 1905, Page 19
A very successful entertainment was held in the Kerrytown schoolroom on Thursday evening last for the purpose of raising funds for the erection of a cottage for the priest at that place. There was an excellent attendance, awl all the items were encored. The following contributed to the programme : Songs, Misses K. Daly, Beri, A. Story, Messrs. Lingard, Davis, C. Healy ; vocal duet, Messrs. Denton ; instrumental items. Messrs. Kearsley, Coombes ; recitations, Messrs. Murray, J. Moriarty, and step dances, Mr. Lynch.

Southland Times 9 September 1905, Page 2
Timaru, Sept. 8 At the District Court to-day J. Smart, stationmaster at Orari, and his wife were sued for £200 damages for slanders alleged to have been uttered by Mrs Smart, regarding the wife of J.H. Stocker, a storeman of Orari. No defence was offered and the jury found, for plaintiff for £100 damages.

Feilding Star 29 September 1905, Page 3
Timaru, Sept. 28 Beechy R. MacDonald, the well-known gentleman rider, was most seriously hurt at the Geraldine Racing Club's spring meeting to day. He was riding in the Hunter's Hurdles - when his horse fell at the fourth hurdle. He was picked up unconscious, and has not shown any signs of recovery to night.

Press, 19 September 1905, Page 5 EGG-LAYING COMPETITION.
The figures for the 20th week of the New Zealand Utility Poultry Club's Egg Laying Competition at Lincoln College show that during the week 996 eggs were laid, an average of 26.2 per pen, making a total of 10,664 eggs laid to date. Broodiness has given much trouble during the week; and 29 birds altogether have become broody. The following stand highest for the week: —Mr G. H. Blair (Timaru), White Wyandottes, 34;

West Coast Times, 24 November 1905, Page 3
Christchurch: Nov 23 At the Supreme Court Wm Knox was sentenced to six months imprisonment, to take effect early in the sessions, for breaking and entering and theft at Timaru. Henry Egan, charged jointly with Knox, was acquitted.

Otago Witness, 22 November 1905, Page 6
The barquentine La Bella, which has been wrecked at Warroambool, was owned by Mr D. C. Turnbull, of Timaru, whose loss is a heavy one. The vessel was insured for £2500, but Mr Turnbull valued her at £1000 more than that.

Progress, Volume I,1 December 1905, Page 29 New Electrical Plant.
The recently completed freezing works of the Canterbury Frozen Meat Co., Ltd., at Pareora. Timaru, have been equipped with a complete plant for driving all auxiliary machinery by electricity, in addition to being electrically lighted throughout. The generating plant for this purpose is steam driven, steam at i6olb. pressure being supplied by Stirling water- tube boilers. A 130 kilowatt Crompton multipolar dynamo is direct coupled to a two-crank Belhss and Morcom compound engine, the speed of the combined set being 425 revolutions per minute. The combined efficiency of the set on actual test is 87 per cent., the consumption of water per kilowatt-hour being 281b. condensing. The electrical system is direct current, 220 volts, for the supply of both motors and lighting. There are thirteen Crompton motors installed for driving the various machines employed in dealing with the by-products, ranging from 5 to 25-h.p. each. The whole of the plant was supplied by Messrs. A. & T. Burt, Ltd., to the specifications of Mr. B. W. Glass, the company's chief engineer.

Otago Witness, 13 December 1905, Page 32
Mr F. J. LeCren, of "Storcroft," Kingsdown, has on his farm a wild duck that has built its nest in a willow tree some six feet from the ground. The bird is now sitting, find the nest will be watched with some immerse to see how the bird will conduct liar young to the ground. Another curiosity in bird life was also discovered on Mr LeCren's farm, when it was found that the starlings were "pooling" their eggs. A colony of these birds were seen to have made a home for themselves in a large straw stack, and on close investigation no fewer than 42 eggs were found in the nest, every egg on being broken being found to be quite fresh.— Timaru Post.

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

Otago Witness, 31 January 1906, Page 11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW ZEALAND
Junior Scholars:
9. Michael Christian Gudex. Boys' High School, Timaru ... 3727
The following passed "with credit":
Nora Blackmore, Girls' High School, Timaru ... 2889
Lorna Alice Hunt, Girls' High School, Timaru, ... 2712
The following have passed the matriculation and solicitors' general knowledge
examination _on the junior scholarship papers : —
J.M. Hardcastle, Timaru ... 2512
D. G Matheson. Timaru ... 2458
MEDICAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION RESULTS. The following candidates have qualified for medical examination: — Timaru— S.L. Serpell

Ellesmere Guardian, 14 February 1906, Page 2
Rev Father James Goggan leaves Leeston on Saturday to take up his new charge at Temuka. Rev Father Mahoney, from, Christchurch, succeeds him in the charge of the Leeston parish.[Feb. 1910 Rev. Googan transferred to Napier]

Wanganui Herald, 24 February 1906, Page 5
The following is a list of candidates who have passed the Civil Service senior examination, held in January, 1906
Robert Ongley, Timaru

Hawera & Normanby Star, 13 February 1906, Page 5 Changes in Police Force
Sub-Inspector Green, transferred from Dunedin to Timaru.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 8 March 1906, Page 7 AN INJURED ALPINIST.
March 8. Mr LOW, the Alpinist who was lost for ten days, is now in the Timaru Hospital, where he will remain to recuperate.

West Coast Times, 8 March 1906, Page 4 THE RESCUE OF MR K.S. LOW.
An Account by the Guides.
Wellington, March 7. The Tourist Department has received from Guide Clarke at the Hermitage an account of the rescue of Mr R. S. Low by Guides Clarke and Graham. It appears that when Mr Low left the Westland side of the ranges he had food for one day and when found he had been out ten days. He crested Graham's Pass at 10 o'clock on February 21st, and about a couple of hours after he slipped on an ice covered boulder and fell 20 feet, losing this ice axe. He spent two days crawling two miles to De la Beche, where h« was exposed to a heavy snowstorm for a couple of days, and afterwards spent six days in the open. His ankle was badly dislocated by his fall and one of his knees was lacerated. When found by Guides Clarke and Graham, Mr Low was very much exhausted, but after being medically attended to he picked up quickly. He has gone to the Timaru Hospital, where he is expected to remain for a couple of months.

Timaru, March 7
Mr K. S. Low, who met with an accident in crossing the Alps alone, by way of Graham's Saddle, arrived at Fairlie today and comes to Timaru Hospital tomorrow. He is much run down by injury and ten days of privation. Mr Low speaks in terms of the highest admiration of Guides Clark and Graham in carrying him on a stretcher from the Malte Brun Bivouac across the Tasman Glacier to the Ball Hut, and also of the great kindness shown him by everyone.

Otago Witness, 7 March 1906, Page 32
Mr J. Melton, of the Timaru Post Office staff, was presented with a handsome tea service by the local offices on the eve of his departure to take up an advanced position in the Dunedin office. Mr Melton was a member of the Timaru staff since he joined the service.

Otago Witness, 28 March 1906, Page 33
Mr J. W. Marchant, of Timaru, has been appointed by the Napier Harbour Board to make a complete survey of the harbour.

Otago Witness, 4 April 1906, Page 29
Mr David F. W. Foden, a native of Timaru, has passed through two years' naval training on his Majesty's ship Worcester (Admiral Togo's old training ship), passing with first-class extra certificate. and has been transferred to H.M. Royal Naval Reserve. Midshipman Foden is a nephew of Mr E. Foden, of Timaru.

Otago Witness, 2 May 1906, Page 29
Miss Cumming, who has been appointed to Southburn School, South Canterbury, was before leaving Palmerston presented with handsome presents from the Presbyterian Church and the High School, with which she has been connected for the past five years.

Otago Witness, 16 May 1906, Page 34 A TEMUKA LADY MISSING.
A painful sensation has been caused in Temuka during the past few days (writes the correspondent of the Christchurch Press) owing to the absence from home of Mrs Elizabeth Miles, wife of Mr James Miles, who disappeared on or about Saturday, April 21. On this date it appears that she left for Timaru with the intention of being treated at the hospital there and since then no trace of her has been obtained. When the members of her family learned that she had not gone to the hospital, it was thought that probably she was visiting friends. This supposition, however, appears to be unfounded, as no evidence can be found of her having made any visit. It was not uncommon for her to go to Fairlie, where Mr Miles manages a drapery business, but word was received at 5 p.m. on Monday that there was no trace of her there. The missing woman is about 55 years of age, .of short stature, being about 5ft high and stoutly built, with a very fresh complexion. She was dressed in black, and wore a dark cloak when last seen. The matter has been reported to the police, and Sub-inspector Green of Timaru, and Sergeant Gillespie, of Temuka have instituted inquiries.

Otago Witness, 20 June 1906, Page 23
The Tuapeka Times states that Mr D. Brosnan, who has been employed in the engine sheds at Lawrence as cleaner for some time past, has been transferred to Timaru, where he has been promoted to the position of fireman. 

Evening Post, 25 June 1906, Page 6
Timaru, This Day. A nine-roomed house belonging to Robert Gillingham, of Fairlie, was destroyed by fire last night, together with all the contents. The outbreak is said to have occurred through children setting fire to the window curtains. The insurances on the house and furniture total £420, with the Farmers' Co-operative Society. A three-roomed house at Temuka was totally destroyed by fire on Saturday.

Evening Post, 26 June 1906, Page 4
Mr. J. K. Knowles, second engineer of the dredge Whakarire, was presented with a parting gift prior to his departure for Timaru last evening. Mr. Knowles has been appointed to take charge of the Timaru Harbour Board's dredge.

Otago Witness, 4 July 1906
Our Naseby correspondent writes: An envelope addressed `Nearest Gold mine to Railway Station, Naseby,' has just been received through the post by the manager of the Naseby Hydraulic Sluicing Company (Ltd.), who, on opening it, found that it contained a letter in the following terms, written by an unmarried lady: 'Fairlie. June 29, 1906. Dear sir, I hear Naseby is a good gold-mining district. Will you kindly send me a few nuggets, as I am in very poor circumstances. I would come up myself, but I have not the means. Do you live near the railway station? As soon as you receive this kindly answer it, and address: ''Miss (It is unfair to publish the name), Fairlie Post Office, South Canterbury. To be left till called for." And in the meantime doubtless, the writer is dreaming her dreams, in which she sees the miners of Naseby digging weighty nuggets from the earth; and the romances of the past are woven into the dreams for the future. The suggestion as to nearness to the railway station would seem to imply.

Poverty Bay Herald, 4 July 1906, Page 1
Timaru, last night. A youth named Warring accidentally shot a young girl named Targuse. They were members of a party on the way home from a social meeting. The girl playfully threatened the youth with a hat pin, when Warring, drawing a toy pistol, said ho would shoot her. The pistol went off, and the charge lodged in the girl's groin, the whole party being startled, as they thought the pistol was not loaded. The girl was taken to the hospital. The extent of her injury is not yet known.

Otago Witness, 18 July 1906, Page 32
Constable Hyland, of Port Chalmers, has been transferred to Fairlie, Canterbury, and will be replaced at Port by Constable Ingram, of Dunedin.

Otago Witness, 1 August 1906, Page 29
On Saturday night (says the Timaru Herald) some of the many friends of Constable S. Kidd, of Fairlie met to bid him good-bye on the eve of his departure for Waikouaiti, and Mr A. S. Smith, on behalf of those present, presented Mrs Kidd with a set of silvermounted brushes and a purse of sovereigns.

Progress, 2 April 1906, Page 150
Applications for Patents. The following list of applications for Patents, tiled in New Zealand during the month ending 15th March, has been specially prepared for Progress.
20722 — Beck, A., Timaru, N.Z. Internal combustion engine.
20745 — Stevenson, J. and Atwill, J , Waimate, N.Z. : Animal cover.
20798 — Hughes, J. Waitohi Flat, N.Z. : Attaching spout to "chaffey" of threshing mill.
20827 — Squire, M., Fairview, N.Z., and Lilienthal, G., Berlin, Germany : Fireproof house.  

Otago Witness, 10 October 1906, Page 26
Miss Helen C. W. Johnson, who for some time has occupied the post of junior assistant at Kensington School, has left to take sole charge of the South Canterbury School at Fairview, near Timaru. On Friday last the staff presented Miss Johnson with a set of brushes, and the school girls gave her a set of spoons. All the school are sorry to lose so capable and amiable a teacher.

Grey River Argus 15 November 1906, Page 2
Two boys, Lee and Sing, about fifteen years of age, who ran away from Burnham on Monday, were taken charge of by Constable Macquarrie of Temuka, on Thursday evening, at Winchester. The boys walked from Tinwald to crossing the Rangitata River at the railway bridge on Thursday. They slept under a gorse fence one night, and the other two nights in straw stacks. Their object in running away was to get work. They express themselves well satisfied with their tratment [sic] at the school.

New Zealand Tablet, 13 December 1906, Page 33 Concert at Kerrytown
An event which is always looked forward to with much eagerness (says the 'Temuka Leader') is the annual entertainment by the pupils of the Sisters, of St. Joseph, Kerrytown, who, of late years, have been assisted by adult friends, with the object of suiting, all tastes of the large audiences which assemble annually to witness these bright performances. The schoolroom was packed. The following was the programme :—
Pianoforte trio, Misses N. and L. Diiscoll, and M. Scannell
club drill in costume. Masters T. Fitzgerald, Broshan (3), G. Tozer, F. Naughton
song, Miss Story
pianoforte duet, Misses ; Petrie and Brosnan 
song, Master V. Coira 
song, Miss K Daly
song, Mr. Milsom (Temuka) 
dialogue, Master J. Brosnan and Miss M. Scannell
pianoforte duet, Master T. and , Miss M. Fitagerald 
humorous' song, Mr Crawford, (Timaru)
The farce, 'The Doctor's Assistant,' in which the characters were sustained by Masters J Brosnan, F. O'Connell, M. Brosnan, and T. Brosnan, brought the first part of the programme to a close.
The second part opened with, a pianoforte duet by Misses L. Wall and M. Fitzgerald
followed by a song by Rev. Father Finnerty
selection, by the Banjo Band 
song, Mr: McBride
song, Miss Beri 
song, Mr Jordan
pianoforte duct, Misses M. and G. Nolan
Irish reel (in costume), Misses K. Brosnan and M. Lynch.
The last item was a drama entitled, 'The Motor Bus,' in which the characters were sustained by Misses H. Breen, M. Brosnan, Scannell, and W. Brosnan and Masters J. Brosnan, T. Brosnan, M. Brosnan, F. O'Connell, and D. Scannell. The singers were principally accompanied by Mr C. Collins in his able manner, Miss Beri also officiating with her well known skill. During the interval the Rev. Father Kerley took the I opportunity of thanking the performers who had come from a distance, and the audience for their patronage.

Progress, Volume II, Issue 3, 2 January 1907, Page 83
The Onakaka Deposits. The vast deposits of hematite iron ore in the Collingwood district are evidently to be worked by more than one company On the 26th October, the Hon. the Minister of Mines granted to Mr. Thomas A. Turnbull, of Nelson, formerly of Timaru, and eldest son of the late M.H.R., a mineral prospecting license over 860 acres of iron and limestone-bearing country at Onakaka, immediately south of the Cadman block at Para Para. Messrs. Wayne & Jones, ironmasters, of South Wales, who are associated with Mr. Turnbull in this enterprise, visited the locality last August, and spent ten days there investigating the ore deposits and local conditions. Since the license has been granted, a complete and exhaustive examination of the area will be made. The country is densely covered with bush, but so far as can be seen at present,..

Otago Witness, 2 January 1907, Page 36 CAVE
December-28.- On the 14th inst. J. Heffernan, a contractor, was drilling in turnips on Mr Elworthy's Holme Station with five horses when a clap of thunder frightened the animals, and they dashed down a steep incline. Two of the horses got clear of the drill, and the other three went on their into a water course, a direct drop of over 40ft. Mr Heffernan was lowered down by a rope, and recovered the harness, but the loss of the three horses is a most serious one for him.
    Scholastic - On December 21 the Cave School broke up for the holidays, the picnic being held on the school grounds. Mr J. Hamilton (chairman) directed the sports in an efficient manner. Then came the distribution of the prizes to the children, and after that was got through Miss Annie Armstrong presented Miss Jones (the school teacher) with a cake basket on behalf of the school children on her her leaving the school to get married Mr W. Werford, on behalf of the parents and settlers of the district, presented the school teacher with a silver tea and coffee service, and wished her joy in her new sphere of life, and hoped that as a farmer's wife she would be as successful as in her school teaching. Mr J. Hamilton made a suitable reply on behalf of Miss Jones. Then Mr W. Little, on behalf of the members of the Presbyterian Church in the Cave district, presented Miss Edie Jones, a sister of the teacher, with a gold bracelet in recognition of her services in playing the organ in the church for a number of years, and referred to the good service she had tendered, without any reward. Miss Edie a suitable reply, and thanked the donors for their handsome gift.
Visitors. On December 17 Mr and Mr Ritichie and family came to Cannington for the summer months, and have made this place of solitude look cheerful for the time being. Weather and Crops. - The weather is very hot and sultry, and the grass is getting dry and brown as a berry. Farmers are at their wits end in come places to know where to get grass for their stock. A few of the Rosewill farms have no water on them, and the farmers are wishing for rain on the limestone ground. Above the Cave and round by Tyco Flat the fields present a very brown and burnt appearance.

Otago Witness 23 January 1907, Page 51
A peculiar measure of the dryness of the Upper Rangitata plains was mentioned in that quarter a few days ago (says the Timaru Herald): "Their cat had kittens, and they had to cart the litter seven miles to drown them."

Grey River Argus, 24 January 1907, Page 3
Mr W. H. Munro, of the Timaru Post, has been appointed manager of the new morning paper to be established in Wellington.

Taranaki Herald, 29 January 1907, Page 2
VESSEL TURNS TURTLE.
Auckland, January 26.— When the barque Wai-iti was leaving the wharf at Mangawhare, Kaipara, for Hoanga, to load timber for Melbourne, she struck a bank just below the wharf. It was blowing a strong north-easter at the time, efforts were made to get the vessel off, without avail, and as the tide fell, she listed outwards, and afterwards turned over, smashing her masts at the deck. The vessel, which is believed to be a total loss, is owned by Turnbull and Co., of Timaru, and is believed to be insured with the Alliance Company.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 18 March 1907, Page 8 AN EMBEZZLER SENTENCED.
Olaf Kavili, who had pleaded guilty in the Magistrate's Court at Timaru to a charge of embezzlement, appeared for sentence before Mr Justice Copper this morning. The amount involved was £260, and the Judge said that as the misconduct extended over a considerable period he could not grant probation. Prisoner was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment.

Wanganui Herald, 26 March 1907, Page 7 Thrown from Horse.
Miss Marshall, aged 24, while riding at Bluecliffs on Saturday last was thrown from her horse and sustained serious injuries to her head. She was brought to Timaru Hospital, where she has since lain in an unconscious condition.

Otago Witness, 27 March 1907, Page 23
Mr W. J. Grigor, who has been second auctioneer to the National Mortgage and Agency Company's Timaru office for some years, has been promoted, to take charge of the company's Waimate branch, in place of Mr C. Guthrie, who comes to Dunedin to take charge of the auctioneering department here.

Otago Witness, 3 April 1907, Page 32
The Canterbury Lawn Tennis Association's championship tournament was commenced at the Linwood Club's courts this morning. In addition to the local players R N. K. Swanston and J. Hunter (Wellington), C. G. White (Dunedin), W. R. W. and J. Pearce (Waitohi), D. M'Caskill (Temuka), Miss Hay, and A. J. LeCren are among the competitors.

Auckland Star, 4 April 1907, Page 3
Timaru, Wednesday. Claude Walters, 17 years of age, a railway clerk, was dragged under a truck this afternoon. One leg was run over and smashed, the foot of the other being badly crushed. The injured man was taken, to the hospital. It is not known yet whether amputation will be necessary.

Wanganui Chronicle, 8 April 1907, Page 4
A respectably-dressed old lady apparently between 70 and 75 years of age, was found wandering about on the Town Belt in the vicinity of Mornington (Dunedin) on Thursday evening. A gentleman, who surmised that she was a stranger, accosted her, and finding, from answers to questions he put to her that she spoke incoherently, he persuaded her to accompany him to town, where he handed her over to the charge of a constable. The old lady, when questioned at the Policy Station as to her residence and relatives, said that she was the wife of a resident of Pareora. She also stated that she had a family of grown-up sons and daughters, and that she drove in from Pareora (near Timaru) that morning, and intended to drive home again in the evening. Later on, when it was explained to her that she could not have driven in to town from such a distance, she stated that she came by train, and was unaccompanied. All the luggage she had with her with her was some night clothing. On arrival at the station the matron supplied her with some tea and light refreshments. The polioe communicated with the Salvation Army, and the officers of that organisation at once look charge of the stranded stranger until her relatives are discovered.

Otago Witness,17 April 1907, Page 75
Semiramis (Ada Moyle), Springbrook, St. Andrews, would like to exchange post-cards or autos with any D.L.F. willing.

Otago Witness, 8 May 1907, Page 22
A meeting of the Mackenzie Agricultural Society was held at Fairlie on the 2nd inst. There were present Messrs W. Dixon (chairman), C. J. Talbot, J. Davidson. H. Brien, W. Arden, J. E. Goodwin, E. Harper, F. McKenzie, and J. Trotter. The President reported that the Christchurch Meat Company's prize of a ton of Islington fertiliser for the best field of turnips had been awarded to Mr W. Black (first) and Mr J. Robinson (second).

Otago Witness, 5 June 1907, Page 32
Mr C. L. Ayson, manager of salmon hatcheries at Hakataramea, and two assistants, have arrived in Temuka for the purpose of collecting about 8,000,000 brown trout eggs. They have camped down at the junction of the Opihi and Temuka, and will be busy for some weeks in stripping. The Government collect these eggs for distribution amongst the various Acclimatisation Societies. Mr Ayson has informed the Temuka Leader that real quinnat salmon are now coming up the Waitaki River freely for the purpose of spawning. This is the second year the quinnat has been discovered spawning in the Waitaki.

Otago Witness, 19 June 1907, Page 53
The complainant's name was on his purse when it was found in accused's procession — John M'Kay stated that he was a labourer residing at Fairlie. and left Timaru for Dunedin by tram on the 3rd inst. The cheque was for wages, and was made out on the Timaru branch of Dalgety and Co (Ltd ). The purse produced was his property, and had written on it " John M'Kay. Silverstream " Witness did not know accused before he travelled with him in the train

Otago Witness, 26 June 1907, Page 56
The following students have passed the Dental Board's examination : — Henry James Donnelly (Invercargill), William John O'Kane (Dunedin), Thomas Lionel Filler (Dunedin), William Prentice Sommerville (Timaru), Andrew Strang (Dunedin), and Charles Sundstrum (Dunedin).

Progress, 1 July 1907, Page 340
The Borough of Timaru has entered into a contract with Messrs. Scott Brothers to do the public lighting of the town for a period of 21 years, and have given the company the sole right to distribute electric current within the borough for the same period , reserving to themselves the right to purchase the installation at any time during that period. Messrs. Scott Brothers are at present erecting the generating station on a site on the railway siding and near to the premises of the Timaru Milling Co. It is proposed to instal to begin with two sets — one a direct coupled set with Belliss & Morcom quickspeed compound engine coupled to a 70 killowatt generator. The other set is composed of a 110 kilowatt generator driven by a horizontal cross compound steam engine of 150 horse power. The installation is to be on the three wire system with a voltage of 440 between the outers, the current being distributed to consumers at a pressure of 220 volts. It is expected that one of the generating sets will provide sufficient current for some time, but Messrs. Scott Brothers are installing 450 horse power in boiler capacity in 3 units so that the two sets may be run at once, if necessary, still leaving one spare boiler in case of breakdown or repairs. It is expected that the whole system will be running in about four months from the present date.

Otago Witness, 17 July 1907, Page 31
Annie Jackson, better known a Madame St. Vincent, was charged at Timaru with practising as a palmist. The defence raised was that the accused merely conducted experiments in spiritualism and thought transference. The case was dismissed.
    The Timaru Borough Council accepted the tender of Mr M'Skimmings (Stirling) for the supply of 36 miles of pipes and sundries for the underground drainage of the borough. The total was £7599, and the next tender £2200 higher.
    Mr W. Davidson explained to a meeting, of the teachers of the Timaru branch of the Educational Institute his scheme for the classification of schools and salaries.

Otago Witness, 21 August 1907, Page 6
Mr M. Maze, of Pleasant Point who has just returned from a trip to Melbourne, was interviewed by a Timaru paper as to his impressions of the Melbourne markets. Mr Maze attended the sale of the 13 or 14 stallions and some draught mares sent over by Mr Small. Captain Seddon, a horse which secured first prize at the Timaru show as a yearling realised £400 while some of Mr Small's mares in foal brought from 80 to 100 guineas, the first-named price being paid for "dry" and the latter for in foal. At this sale last year Mr Maze sold a three-year-old gelding by Highland Prince for £150. Mr Maze says, and for them there is no difficulty in obtaining over £100 that is for mares in foal. Mr Maze also attended some cattle sales in Melbourne, and he found that cows in profit easily realised from £10 to £12 each, but there was practically no demand for store cattle. Mr Maze brought back with him some blue potatoes for seed, and while he considers it a good plan to get a change of potato seed in this way.

Wanganui Herald, 6 September 1907, Page 7
Timaru, September 6. Yesterday the Arbitration. Court was engaged here hearing a claim for compensation for loss of a thumb, W. Miller claiming  £100 from W. Gibson. The claimant had cut his thumb off while gorse cutting for respondent. The Court delivered judgment this morning when claimant was awarded £1 a week for the eleven weeks he was incapacitated, and he was also allowed £5 5s costs, and witnesses expenses. 

Otago Witness, 25 September 1907, Page 83
A Humbug, care of Mrs Wm. Moyle, Springbrook, St. Andrews, would like to exchange autos.

Otago Witness, 23 October 1907, Page 15
Owing to fowl wheat being so dear, it is reported that poultry was being hawked about the streets of Timaru on the 12th and selling for 1s a head.

Evening Post, 25 October 1907, Page 2
TIMARU, 24th October. At the Magistrate's Court this afternoon Leonard Burke, aged nineteen, a native of Christchurch, pleaded guilty to charges as follows. —
(1) Breaking into and stealing from the Washdyke Railway Station £2 odd in money, a number of tickets, and a bicycle ;
(2) placing obstructions on the railway, a rail across the track at one spot and a big stone at another. He was committed to the Supreme Court for sentence. The bicycle he left in Timaru. Some of the tickets he put into the date stamp (dating only one end, however), and on one of them he travelled to Dunedin and back. He kept another in his boot and threw the rest away. He was caught by the guard of the express through using the stolen ticket. Though he pleaded guilty, he intimated that he had nothing to do with the obstructions on the line.

Otago Witness, 13 November 1907, Page 83
Carnation, care Mrs J. Drinnan, Springbrook, St. Andrews, would like to exchange autos.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 29 November 1907, Page 5
Timaru, November 28
At the volunteer field-day at Rangitata, a High School cadet named Malthus discharged a blank cartridge into his right foot.
A youth named H. Hooper, while fishing at Dashing Point to-day, overbalanced and fell on the rocks below, and sustained a compound fracture of the leg.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 20 November 1907, Page 3
The following is the official list of "approved judges" just compiled by the North Island Poultry Association : — Poultry. A. S. Palmer, Washdyke;

Otago Witness, 18 December 1907, Page 25
Dr Lilico was given a send-off and presentation at Timaru on the 10th inst. A large number of speakers testified to the doctor popularity, and hoped he would get on at well at Napier as he had at Timaru. Mr Godfrey, on behalf of a number of subscribers, presented Dr Lilioc with a gold sovereign case, well-filled, which, he said showed the esteem in which the recipient was held, and Dr Lilico suitably thanked the donors.

24 Dec. 1907: Electricity flows for the first time in Timaru. Thousands of people watched as the generator was turned on.

Star 24 December 1907, Page 1
A serious accident happened at Smithfield, Winchester, about 7 a.m. on Monday. Mr Hugh Miller, while working a two-horse grass mower, was thrown in front of the knives by his horses bolting across a ridged field of turnip. He got a deep gash, about four inches long, in the thigh, and was cut in the right armpit and the left shin. Dr Crawshaw, of Temuka, bandaged the wounds, and Mr Miller was taken to the Temuka Private Hospital. The wounds are serious, but not dangerous.

Evening Post, 7 January 1908, Page 7
Timaru, 6th January. At the Magistrate's Court this morning John William Morris, alias Kid Kiddell, was committed for trial on a charge of misappropriating £6 belonging to his former employer, owner of a chaff-cutting plant. Morris was employed in August, 1906, as general hand, and is said to have collected some accounts (amounting in all to about £30) on his employer's behalf and then disappeared. He was arrested at Wellington on Christmas Eve.

Otago Witness, 8 January 1908, Page 40 CAVE (South Canterbury).
January 3. — Over the Cave Hill and down the Pareora Valley there are some good crops of oats. Mr W. Little has a, field of oats alongside the road which looks like yielding 80 bushels to the acre. Round Cannington Station the oat crop looks well. There is a field of 150 acres belonging to the Canningrton Station, which should give 60 bushels to the acre. In the Upper Pareora Gorge the crops, are a little late, but they look well. On the White Rock River the oats look better than I have seen them for many a long year. Down the Motukaikai River there is not much land under crop. Mr Zimons has a small field of oats which looks well. Messrs Howell Bros, have no crop facing the road on the Cave side of their farm, but they have a good field of oats on the top of the Downs. Mr A. Hamilton has good crops of oats and wheat. On the, high side of the road Mr B. Elworthy (Craigmore) has a fine crop of rape some ~ distance from the road; there are some grass - fields looking well. About the Motukaikai homestead there is a splendid field of oats. Some grass fields on this farm would be hard to beat. The farms on this estate facing Pareora River have oat fields looking well. A wheat field looks a bit thin. Mr R. Grainsford has good crops of both oats and wheat on his farm. Mr Needham has a fairish-looking crop of oats, but it is a good bit back from the road. Mr Packer has a medium crop of oats on his downs, but he has a good crop of rape alongside the Pareora River. Mr Klynack, on the opposite side, has oats and barley and a small bit bit of wheat which looks to be a medium crop. Mr J. Hyland has good crops of wheat and oats on his farm. The prospects for the farmers are bright in this part of South
Canterbury.
    Glancing at the farms from, the Upper Pareora Gorge down to the railway station, I find Mr R. Smith on his gorge farm has a nice crop of dun oats. The crop of Mr A. Smith, of Fairfield, on a piece of downs, is just about ready for the reaper. It should go 40 bushels. Mr David Foster has a field of oats and wheat, which is on a nice slope of the Coal Creek Hill, lying well to the sun. It should give a good account of itself when threshed. Mrs Hogg's wheat crop is fair. Messrs Brosham, Barry, and Scannalan have excellent crops of wheat and oats. Round the Greenhill road Mr T. Chisholm and Mr George Smith have a fair crop of oats and wheat. Messrs Lawlawasar Bros. have a field under crop some distance from the road. Mr A. Roberts, on the Greenhill, has a field of oats that does not look' too well ; nor does Mr S. Robert's crop, lower down on the ridge, look as well as it might. These two farmers have done a lot of work on their farms, and they deserve better from the land than they have got. There it a lot of twitch on these two farms, and this is a disadvantage. In all my round the turnip crops; were looking well, but some of the rape has become blighted, and the farmers have, turned their sheep on.
    School. — On the 20th December the Cave School held its picnic, a large number of pupils and parents being present. Mr J. Hamilton, the chairman, did all he could to make the sports a success. A dance was held in the evening, and all went home well satisfied.
    Saleyards. — The Cave Saleyards Company is pushing on the building of the saleyards, and the place looks as if there were yet some life in it.
Personal. — Mr and Mrs Ritchie came to Cannington Station on December 20 for the holidays.

Taranaki Herald, 5 February 1908, Page 7
Mr C. S. Nixon, of the Customs Department, has been transferred from Timaru to Napier, Mr Sibbald going from the latter port to Dunedin, and Mr Colebrook takes Mr Nixon's place at Timaru.

Evening Post, 14 February 1908, Page 3
The following list contains the names of those candidates who passed the Civil Service senior examination held in January, 1908, and of those who have passed in two or more subjects of the examination. Norman Maze, Timaru. William L. Newnham, Timaru.

Evening Post, 19 February 1908, Page 2
Grace Mabel Anderson, Timaru Girls' High School (Senior National) 3199
Daniel O'Connor, Timaru Boys' High School (Senior National) 3062
Dorothy C. Farnie, Timaru .. 2842
Honora McSweeney, Timaru ... 2763 

Colonist, 11 May 1908, Page 2
Mr William Thomas, for Seventeen years representative of the "'Temuka Leader," "Geraldine Guardian," and "Christchurch Press" at Geraldine, has resigned his position in order to take a trip to England.

Otago Witness, 20 May 1908, Page 6
The annual meeting of the St Andrews (South Canterbury) Saleyards Company was held on the 8th inst. Mr D. Stowell, chairman of directors, presided. Messrs Galletly and Besley were re-elected directors and Mr George Lyall was elected director in the place of Mr D. Stowell, ho has resigned. General regret was expressed at Mr Stowell's resignation, as, for many years he has acted as chairman of directors and much of the success of the company has been due to his management.
    The monthly meeting of the committee of .the Timaru A. and P. Association was held on the 9th, Mr J. S. Rutherford (president) in the chair.

Grey River Argus, 2 June 1908, Page 3
The honesty of a Chinaman was brought to light in the Magistrate's Court (says the Timaru Herald,) when the charge of driving a vehicle over Strathallan street railway crossing while an engine was approaching was preferred against Ah Sue's name was called out a celestial stepped forward and stated that Ah Sue, the offender, was at present on his way to China, but that he, and defendant's partner, would answer the charge. Evidence was called form the crossing-keeper to show that defendant drove over the crossing while an express train was approaching, and that there was a narrow escape from an accident. A fine of 10s and costs, amounting to 9s, was imposed, and this the defendant deputy cheerfully paid though not legally compelled to do so.

Otago Witness, 3 June 1908, Page 25
The following transfers and promotions have been made in the Stock Department (says the Wellington Post), in consequence of several officers having retired on superannuation:— Inspector F. M'Kenzie, from Fairlie to Ashburton ; Inspector W. M. Munro, from Queenstown to Fairlie.

Otago Witness, 17 June 1908, Page 84 D.L.F.
Armchair (Kate Drinnan, Springbrook, St. Andrews) would like to exchange autos. 

Hawera & Normanby Star, 4 July 1908, Page 5
At the Wellington poultry show, F. L. McGregor, of Fairlie, South Canterbury, secured the North Island championship for Wyandotte hen.  

Tuapeka Times, 8 August 1908, Page 3
Prior to the departure of Inspector W. Munro (son of Mr Finlay Munro, Tuapeka Flat), of the Stock Department, from Queenstown to his new station at Fairlie, several friends met him in his office on Tuesday afternoon, 28th ult., to wish him goodbye and also (says the Mail) to present him with a small token of the esteem in which he was held during his residence in Queenstown.

Taranaki Herald, 10 August 1908, Page 5
Timaru, August 9. The passenger station at Fairlie, combined with the post office and telephone exchange, was burnt to the ground in the small hours of this morning. No one saw where the fire originated. The stationmaster rode to Albury and telephone the fact, and arranged for material to be sent for tomorrow's business.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 24 August 1908, Page 5
Timaru, August 24. The Geraldine and Levels County Councils have conjointly agreed to accept a tender at £9500 for a bridge over Opihi in reinforced concrete in preference to one in ironbark at £8000. The bridge, designed by Mr. F. W. Marchant, is to be 960 ft long in 24 spans of 40ft and 20ft of roadway. The piles will be composed of heavy steel encased in concrete.

Colonist, 7 September 1908, Page 2
Mr B. Southby who is employed by the Temuka Road Board in trapping small birds, has had considerable success. Last week he secured 753 in one pull of the trap. Last year he killed about 18000 birds and this year he hopes to do better.

Star, 21 September 1908, Page 3
September 21. About 1.30 on Sunday morning a fire was discovered in one of a row of small wooden shops at Fairlie, and as there were no fire appliances available, four shops and the building used temporarily as a post and telegraph office since the destruction of the railway station a few weeks ago, were burned. The block was owned by Mr H. Fraser and occupied by Sutherland and Phillips, butchers, H. Fraser, auctioneer, Mrs Watts, general store, and Parkes, draper. The building adjoining, temporarily occupied by the Bank of New Zealand, was considerably damaged. The insurances on the stock total £600, and from what may be on the jewellery carried by Parkes, the agent for Messrs Jones and Son, Christchurch. The contents of the post office were saved. Incendiarism is suspected.

Otago Witness, 16 September 1908, Page 36
On his retirement from "the road," where he has represented Messrs Kempthorne, Prosser for many years past, Sir A. E. Matthews has been presented by his brother commercials with a handsome gold chronometer. The watch bears the following inscription: — "Presented to A. E. Matthews by his fellow commercials on his retirement from the road. June, 1908." Mr Matthews has decided to launch out on his own account, and has purchased a business at Makikihi.

New Zealand Herald, 19 November 1908, Page 7
MR. JAS. CRAIGIE. Mr. Jas. Craigie, the successful Government candidate for Timaru (not forgetting, however, the possibilities of the second ballot), was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in  1852. In 1867 he left the Old Country for New Zealand and landed in Dunedin. He stayed in the southern city for some years learning, his trade as a painter and house decorator. He shifted to Timaru in 1873 and started in business on his own account. Apart from his town business Mr. Craigie purchased a farm at. Kingsdown and carried this on with success. Mr. Craigie's entrance into public life might be said to date back eight or nine years ago when he was elected to the Timaru Borough Council. Since that time he has taken a prominent part in the administration of public affairs in Timaru and South Canterbury. A few months after entering the Borough Council he was invited to stand for the Mayoralty, and he was elected. Mr. Craigie has now been in office continuously for seven years, and be has taken a prominent part in initiating and carrying out the public works of the municipality, including the installation of electric light, beautifying Caroline Bay, street improvement, instituting a public library, and underground drainage. Mr. Craigie is a member of the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, and is chairman of the Timaru Harbour Board.

Mr. T. Buxton, who has been successful in the Geraldine contest in the Government interest, has taken a very prominent part in public affairs in Temuka for a number of years. He was born at Louth, in Lincolnshire, in 1863, and came out to New Zealand with his parents at a very early age. He received his education in Canterbury schools, and in his youthful days lived on a farm with his parents in the Rangitata district. When he was about 19 years of age he took up office work, and a year or two later he was engaged with the Farmers' Co-operative Association, Timaru. Afterwards ho moved to Temuka to take up the position of book-keeper and accountant for Mr. J. Brown, and about 15 years ago he commenced business on his own account as a grain and produce merchant. He has been a member of the Temuka Borough Council since its inception seven years ago, and has held the office of Mayor for seven years. He has also been for the last six or seven years a member of the Geraldine Licensing Bench, and last year he was elected a member of the South Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board. Mr. Buxton is a son of the Into Mr. S. Buxton, a. former member for the old Rangitata seat. There has yet to be a second ballot, though it is likely Mr. Buxton will retain the seat.

Otago Witness, 25 November 1908, Page 38
Timaru, November 19.
Messrs J. Jackson and Co.'s timber sawmill, the largest in Timaru, was almost completely destroyed by fire this morning. Several people who passed the mill, which is on the main street, between 5 and 5.30 noticed no sign of fire, but about 5.50 a railway man on his way to work saw smoke issuing from the central portion of the building, which is two-storeyed, mainly brick and iron, with a considerable area of wooden walls and flooring, while within was a heavy stock of timber in various stages of manufacture. A few minutes after the alarm was given a tremendous volume of smoke and flames burst out in every part of the mill, and within a quarter of an hour the entire structure was a seething furnace. By 6 o'clock the roof and upper walls "had" fallen in, and so fierce had the fire been that very little remained. Up till this point almost a dead calm prevailed, and when a strong southerly breeze sprang up the fire had so far expended itself that there was no difficulty in preventing its spread beyond the mill. The stacks of timber all round the main building were unharmed, and the stock and machinery of the wheelwright bending department was very little damaged. The greatest precautions have always been exercised in regard to the prevention, of fire, and it seems most probable that the outbreak originated in the engine room. The business was purchased by the present owners a quarter of a century ago, and has been extended during that period into one of the most flourishing in the district. The extent of the destruction is estimated at £6000. The insurance was £2000 in the Commercial Union. The destruction of the central factory means the disorganisation of the whole business; but preparations have been commenced for the immediate resumption of work.

Ashburton Guardian, 23 November 1908, Page 3
Mr Daniel Hopkinson, of Temuka while working at a sawmill in the Winchester district, had his left hand almost cut off, three fingers being completely severed and the top of another, the first finger, being also taken off. He suffered great loss of blood before the hand was properly bandaged. He was taken to the Timaru Hospital for treatment.

Otago Witness, 9 December 1908, Page 40
CAVE (South Canterbury).
Elections. — November has been one of the most exciting months we have had in South Canterbury this last 30 years. As an indication how the population has increased I will give a resume of the number polled this election in the Cave district: — Cave, 101; Cannington. 85; Cabbage Tree Point, 27; Ma-waro 36 or in all 249. In 1902, in the four South Canterbury electorates, the votes were: — Government, 9456; Opposition, 10,422. In 1908 the figures had changed to the following:—Government, 10,426; Opposition, 10,422.
    School.—The Cannington schoolhouse is finished at last. I had a look at it the other day, and I must say the contractor, Mr Cummings, has made a good job of the buildings. It is well ventilated, and provided with, and the latest sanitary arrangements of, improved type. There was a meeting of householders held at the new school on November 30, some 13 being present. Mr Ensor was voted to the chair. I may here say that Mr Ensor has done all he could to get the school for the district, and he has seen his efforts crowned with success. The following were elected a School Committee: — Messrs R. Gainsford, J. Stumbles. G. H. B. Smith, W. Docherty, and A. M'Master.
    County Elections. — The county elections went off very quietly in this part. Mr Jas. Smith -was elected for the Cave Riding of the Mackenzie County, Mr James Smart for the Tengeia  (sic) Riding of the Levels County, and Mr Herbert Elworthy for the Upper Pareora Riding of the Waimate County.

Otago Witness, 9 December 1908, Page 40
At the Cave 20 years ago, on the first occasion on which there was a polling booth here, there were 10 votes, and they were all cast for Sir W. Steward. As an indication how the population has increased I will give a resume of the number polled this election in the Cave district: — Cave, 101; Cannington. 85; Cabbage Tree Point, 27; Ma-waro 36; —or in all 249. In 1902, in the four South Canterbury electorates, the votes were: — Government, 9456; Opposition, 3__91 In 1908 the figures had changed to the following: Government, 10,426; Opposition, 10,422.
School.— The Cannington schoolhouse is finished at last. I had a look at it the other day, and I must say the contractor, Mr Cummings, has made a good job of the buildings. It is well ventilated, and provided with, and the latest sanitary arrangements of, improved type. There was a meeting of householders held at the new school on November 30, some 13 being present. Mr Ensor was voted to the chair. I may here say that Mr Ensor has done all he could to get the school for the district, and he has seen his efforts crowned with success. The following were elected a School Committee: — Messrs R. Gainsford, J. Stumbles. G.H.B. Smith, W. Docherty, and A. McMaster. At the close of the meeting a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mr Ensor for his services in the interests of the householders. At a subsequent meeting of the committee Mr M'Master was elected chairman and Mr Gainsford secretary.
Postal Changes. — There has been a change in postal affairs at the Cave. After a visit from the Chief Postmaster at Timaru, the post office and telephone were shifted to Mr W. Johnstone's store.

Otago Daily Times 13 Jan. 1909
The chamois which were liberated near The Hermitage, Mount Cook, about two years since, seem to be holding their own. They have been seen on several occasions in the interval, and on Saturday last Guide Murphy saw one which rapidly made its way up the hill, but returned to the lower ground as soon as the party had passed. Mr McDonald, who is in charge of The Hermitage, gives a graphic account of the liberation of the chamois. They were taken down to the point of the mountain where tourists are taken across the Hooker River in a wire cage, and when the doors of the boxes had been opened they came out with some hesitation. With a slightly bewildered look they scanned their surroundings, and, apparently recognising something familiar in the steep mountainside beside them, they made two or three quick jumps into the air, and fled with lightning speed up the nearest spur.

Wanganui Herald, 7 January 1909, Page 7 Timaru Police Court
Timaru, January 7. At the Magistrate's Court to-day James Black, resident at Washdyke, aged 12 to 14 years, pleaded guilty and was fined £5, in default one month, for theft from the house of a neighbour (in the latter's absence) of a number of domestic utensils.
    Ernest Dunlop, who went to Fairlie after serving a fortnight for disorderly behavour in a train, and abstracted £4 odd from the pockets of a room mate in an hotel during the night, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months.

Ashburton Guardian, 8 February 1909, Page 3
One day last weak, a burglary look place at Orari at the hut of Mr William Seward which was broken into with an axe. Mr Seward missed a pair of blankets, billy, watch and chain, a pendant and some silver, the whole being worth about £10.

Wanganui Herald, 24 February 1909, Page 5
Timaru, February 23
Two men, one of whom — J. Leckie — is a well-known middle-weight boxer, were arrested at Washdyke yesterday on a charge of assaulting Constable Collins. The constable was proceeding to arrest Leckie in a hotel bar, when the latter struck him in the face. Two others, coming to his assistance, severely handled and eventually overpowered the constable and got away. The third man has not yet been arrested.

Otago Witness, 5 May 1909, Page 26
Miss Ure, who has held the position of junior assistant in the Palmerston District High School for the last two years, has been appointed head teacher of the Willowbridge School, South Canterbury. Miss Ure (says the Oamaru Mail) has proved herself a most painstaking and efficient teacher, and has won the esteem of both parents and pupils. Her loss to the school will be severely felt.

Fertiliser
Evening Post, 29 May 1909, Page 12
Mr. C. Aston has made some very interesting comments on the subject of manures, as reported in the Timaru Herald. "In the Hon. Mr. Anstey's land," he remarked, "the difference between the manured and. the unmanured land was most, striking." He thought that the addition of salt had had a good effect on Mr. Anstey's land. Though salt was not, properly speaking, a fertiliser, it liberated plant food, attracted moisture in the dry seasons, and supplied soda.

Evening Post, 26 May 1908, Page 6
George Richardson's farm, Willowbridge, one day last week, when a young man, named George Joyce, dug and picked up thirty-three sacks of potatoes. This he accomplished without the aid of anyone. He commenced work at 8 a.m., and knocked off at 5,15 p.m. He began work with the intention of digging and filling thirty sacks for the day. The crop was a good one, but in spite of this, the work done must be considered a wonderful feat.

Ashburton Guardian, 11 January 1909, Page 3
Timaru, January 10. One day last week Mr W. H. Williams of Timaru met with a painful accident at Geraldine. He was on his way to the Orari Gorge station to assist in the valuation of the land for the Lands for Settlement Department, and as the conveyance was leaving the stables in Geraldine be stood up to wrap a rug round himself. The horses started forward, and Mr Williams was thrown out on to the concrete floor of the stables, falling heavily on his side. He was taken on to Orari Gorge station that night, but was so severely injured that he had to be brought into Timaru for medical attention.

Otago Witness 2 June 1909, Page 27
Miss A. M. Budd, of Geraldine, has received the appointment of second assistant at the Waitaki Girls' High School, vice Miss A. C. Finlayson. For three years Miss Budd occupied the position of secondary assistant in the Stratford District High School, and since April, 1908, has taught the High School class in the Geraldine High School. Miss Budd obtained first class honours in English and French at Otago University.

Star 4 June 1909, Page 2
The central battery telephone system, the most modern in use, was brought into operation in Timaru yesterday and worked, from the outset without the slightest hitch. The installation of the system was made by Mr E. A. Shrimpton. Messrs J. K. Logan, superintendent of electric lines, and T. Buckley, chief electrician, who were present when the service was inaugurated, expressed themselves as well pleased with its successful working. The system is to a considerable extent automatic and the work of the exchange is greatly reduced.

Ashburton Guardian, 17 June 1909, Page 3
Timaru, June 17. Mr H. J. Mathers met with a painful accident at the Timaru woollen mill yesterday. He was engaged with a whitewash sprayer at tlio mill, when a pipe attached to it burst, and a jet of the wash struck Mr Mathers in the eyes, blinding him temporarily. It was at first thought that he would lose the sight of his right eye, but last night his medical attendant was able to give reassuring information that the sight would not be lost.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 31 July 1909, Page 5
A mysterious light, alleged to be an airship, passed over Timaru at 10 o'clock last night. The harbormaster, Captain Tait, said he saw the light, but it was nothing more than a ball of concentrated electricity, known to sailors as "Jack in the Lantern," a frequent accompaniment of foggy weather.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 23 July 1909, Page 8 NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIPS DUNEDIN, July 23.
The New Zealand Boxing championships commenced here last evening. Results: —
Bantam weights, first round —
William Campbell (Otago) beat D. Nelligan (Canterbury)
W. H. Winnand (Wellington) beat - M. W. Baldwin (Southland)
C. Stewart (Timaru) beat O'Meara (Auckland).

Feather-weights, first round
P. Florio (Canterbury) beat R. Kaill (Southland)
M. Leckie (Otago) beat R. Cairns (Wellington)
L. Porter (Wellington) beat R. Finnerty (Southland)
J. Hegarty (Timaru) beat McNeil (Auckland)
H. Wilson (Canterbury) boat W. Duncan (Otago).

Evening Post, 24 July 1909, Page 6
Oamaru, This Day. The following team has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Australasian Amateur Boxing Championships in Sydney in September : —
Bantam : Wennand, Wellington.
Featherweight : Hegarty, Timaru.
Light-weight : Finnerty, Southland.
Welter : Watchorn, Wellington.
Heavy-weight : Buxton, Otago.
The team is considered a strong one.

Otago Witness, 28 July 1909, Page 49 photo Canterbury boxing team.
Southland and Timaru teams Back Row — J Hegarty (8 st.13lb), Timaru (winner of Featherweight Championship)
J. Fitzsimmons, Timaru (trainer), W. G. Leckie. P. Campbell, M. F. Ryan, R.H. Donald, Y. Newell, and J Hughes (all of Southland). Front Row: C. Stuart (8.2½), Timaru (winner of Bantam Weight Championship), R. Finnerty, J. P. Butler (manager). A. H. Jones (trainer). M. W. Baldwin, and J. H. Finnerty, winner of Light Weight Championship (all of Southland).

Taranaki Herald, 14 August 1909, Page 2
The Government has appointed the following district branch managers of the State Fire Insurance Office: Kenneth Burns Bain, Timaru

Otago Witness, 22 September 1909, Page 53
Bridges — The Waimate County Council has put two new bridges, over the Pareora River at Maxwell's Crossing. They are light traffic bridges. One is 70ft long, and the other 50ft long. Mr Harry Winsley, of Oamaru, was the contractor, and the price was £270. Mr Winsley has made a very good job of the bridges, and they will prove handy for sheep crossing 1 and light traffic, as the river is deep at this crossing.

Taranaki Herald, 6 October 1909, Page 2
Captain Tait, who has been acting harbourmaster at Timaru under the late Captain Clarkson. Has now been appointed harbourmaster at a salary of £350 a year and a free house.

Evening Post, 8 October 1909, Page 7 DONATION TO CHRIST'S COLLEGE.
Mr. Robert Rhodes, of Bluecliffs, president of the Old Boys' Association, has donated £2000 to Christ's College. One quarter of the income there from is to be devoted to fostering the sports and games of the school, and particularly for providing a prize for the hurdle race, instituted by Mr. Rhodes when he was a student at the college.

Otago Witness, 20 October 1909, Page 63
Mr B. Verdon who has had 37 years service in the Railway Department, and who has been locomotive foreman in Timaru for a considerable time, is retiring on superannuation. During his long period of service Mr Verdon has never been absent from duty for a single day through illness, and for the first 21 years be never had a holiday.

Ashburton Guardian, 20 October 1909, Page 3
Mr Walter Maslin, country mail carrier, had a bad smash-up on Monday while driving out of Geraldine, through colliding with a milk cart. Mr Maslin and a passenger, Mrs Jones, senior, were both thrown out, but escaped serious injury. The mail cart was kicked to pieces and the horse was badly cut: about the head and legs.

Otago Witness, 24 November 1909, Page 39
Mr Preston is again, having his clip scoured, this important work, being once more entrusted to Messrs Cook and Anderson, of the Fairlie wool works. It is now generally allowed that it pays handsomely to scour and ship to London market.

New Zealand Herald, 31 January 1910, Page 6
The young colonial musician whoso escape from kidnapping at the hands of an alleged Russian countess was mentioned last week, was Mr. Magnus Laing-Meason, formerly of Timaru. Mr. Meason, whose professional name is Magnus de la Laing, has been studying in England for some years past, and resides here with his mother. He is 21 years of age and gave his first concert at the Beehstein Hall more than two years ago. He studied under Busoni at Berlin and under Leschetizky in Vienna, and has had some concert successes on the Continent.

Evening Post, 2 February 1910, Page 2 TIMARU SUPREME COURT.
Timaru, 1st February. The criminal sessions of the Supreme Court opened to-day before Judge Sim. The calendar was a light one, comprising three jury cases. In each of these the jury found a true bill. Robert Tait was found guilty of the theft of a watch and chain. John McCluskey was found guilty of indecency. The sentence on both prisoners was deferred until Wednesday morning. Richard John Hobbs was acquitted on a charge of false declaration under the Marriage Act, the"! prosecution failing to prove that accused wilfully overstated the age of the girl be married. He swore that her age was 22, whereas she was only 16, though she looked over 20. The Temuka alleged slander cases, Jeffries v. McInnes, and Jeffries v. Watson, were withdrawn.

Evening Post, 21 February 1910, Page 7
The Rev. Father Fay, of Blenheim, has been appointed to succeed the late Ven. Archpriest Le Menant des Chesnais as parish priest of Temuka, and will be succeeded at Blenheim by the Rev. Father Venning, of Timaru.

Evening Post, 22 February 1910, Page 9
Mrs. Christie and her children left yesterday to bid goodbye to her Timaru friends before she leaves in the Kaikoura for England, on a visit to her parents, Hon. Hall-Jones and Mrs. Hall-Jones.

Ashburton Guardian, 16 April 1910, Page 2
DAMAGE AT WAIMATE. GRAIN STORE WRECKED
WAIMATE, April 15. A nor'-west gate of unprecedented force but of short duration raged here' during the early hours of this morning. The gust stuck and unroofed Dalgety and Co.'s new grain store, next to Nicol's flour, mill and opposite the railway entrance. The force of the wind must, have been terrific, for the brickwork of the entire gable and a yard deep in the rear wall, has beea carried bodily inwards, and about halt the large roof of timber and iron blown, some hundred yards across Queen: street. Two telegraph poles were snapped like sticks through the contact of the flying roof with the wires.

Progress, 2 May 1910, Page 243
Timaru. M. T. COULTHARD MULLIONS, architect, Timaru, reports — Just completing granary, men's hut, and dip at Gordon's Valley for Mr. Elworthy, costing about £2000. Addition to residence at Fairlie for Mr. H. LeCren; about £400. New residence for the Rev. Mr. Chappie; about £650. New residence Mrs. Sheiran, Fairlie; £450. Shop and dwelling for Mr. Knott; £800. Shop and offices for Mr. Hay. £2000. Residence, Mrs. Wigley, £1200. Residence, Mr. J. Flanagan, £550. Shops at Fairlie, Mr. Goodwin, £1000. la preparation plans for house for Mr. Timaru Rhodes, about £2000. Woolshed for Mr. Elworthy, £500. Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Point, £1200. Bungalow at Pareora, Mr. Higginbotham; £700.

Mr. HERBERT HALL, architect, reports:— Contracts let for residence, Maori Hill: £607. Brick residence, Otaio, £1128. Brick shops, Stafford Street, £822. In preparation: Two-story brick building for Major Spence, at Geraldine; £2730 (nearing completion). Residence for Inspector Green; £630. Residence for Mr. Boyee; £565. Residence at Matukaika, £530. Additions to shops in Church Street.

Ashburton Guardian, 16 July 1910, Page 3
On account trustees late Isaac Sargeant (in conjunction with Messrs Guinness and LeCren), 4002 acres, Rockwood estate, South Canterbury, to Mr F. W. Wade, Hakataramea.

Evening Post, 4 August 1910, Page 7
Mr G. R. M Jones has been appointed to succeed Mr. John Mundell as chief auctioneer for the Canterbury Farmers' Co-operative Association at Timaru.

Free Lance, 27 August 1910, Page 21 Afternoon tea gossip
There is a lady down Geraldine 'way. in Canterbury, who is putting on no end of "frill." and all because of a hankey. She had a trip to England some time back. While there a friend of her sister's was one day motoring with the King, and, after His Majesty had left the car, it was discovered that he had left a handkerchief behind. The owner of the car handed the handkerchief over to the Geraldine lady's sister, and eventually it found its way to Geraldine. The royal handkerchief has an "R" surmounted by a crown embroidered in one corner.

Poverty Bay Herald, 3 September 1910, Page 6
About three inches of snow fell at Temuka on Saturday, and a good deal of snow-balling was indulged in the street. The result was that window glass suffered, one big plate glass window, valued at £20, being destroyed.

Ashburton Guardian, 13 September 1910, Page 4
Geraldine, September 12. George. Henry Chesterman, about thirty-three years of age, an unmarried labourer, residing in Geraldine, attempted to commit suicide on Sunday afternoon by cutting his throat with a razor. Medical aid was summoned, and the man was removed to a private hospital. Hopes are entertained for the man's recovery. He had been in bad health for some time.

Evening Post, 12 October 1910, Page 7
The Rev. J. H. G. Chappie, who recently resigned from the Presbyterian Church on the request of his Presbytery, has been appointed librarian at the Timaru Public Library

Hawera & Normanby Star, 22 October 1910, Page 4
Mr G. J. Marriott the present manager of the Waimate gasworks (South Canterbury) has been appointed manager of the Eltham gasworks.

Evening Post, 2 November 1910, Page 7
Mr. G. W. Armitage, of Temuka, will be a candidate for the Geraldine seat in opposition to Mr. Buxton, M.P., at the next general election.

Otago Daily Times, 10 Nov. 11 1910
A singular thing was mentioned incidentally at the meeting of the Mackenzie County Council on Friday, when it was stated that some waters in different parts of Mackenzie County are liable to be frozen over while frost has no effect upon others. Two streams quite close together, near Fairlie, were the first referred to, it being said that while one is always frozen over in winter, the other has never been seen with ice upon it. Again it has been said that Lake Tekapo never has ice upon it, while Lake Alexandrina frequently has a thick covering of ice. The reason for this no member could tell, but it was considered that the difference must be accounted for by different properties in the waters. Mr A. Smith said that while a horse would drink at one stream, it could not be persuaded to drink at another one; and Mr Guthrie added that he had seen Lake Alexandrina frozen in waves.

Ashburton Guardian, 10 December 1910, Page 1
Timaru, December 10. While working at the Timaru wharves on the steamer Kaitangata yesterday, ii Stevedore named Dennis Downs was struck heavily in the leg by a timber sting. He was knocked over, and had his right leg broken above the knee.
    Yesterday morning, at an early hour, a platelayer discovered an elderly man lying in a semi-conscious state on the railway line at Timaru. He was taken to the Hospital, and there gave his name as Michael Clifford, of Ashburton. His injuries were found to consist of a broken collarbone, a broken jaw and several scalp wounds. These injuries, it seems, he met with through falling over a cliff above the rails, evidently having mistaken the path in the darkness on the previous night.

Evening Post, 28 December 1909, Page 2
Timaru, 27th December. One or two minor accidents occurred to-day, a cyclist at Waimate having his collarbone broken in a collision, and a child being run over by a bathing machine at Caroline Bay.

Evening Post, 24 April 1911, Page 8
Timaru, This Day. An inquest on the body of J. Grimshaw, a seaman on the s.s. Ngahoro, who was drowned in the harbour on Saturday night, was held this morning. The evidence showed that the vessel was about to pull out from the wharf, when Grimshaw, despite warnings, jumped from the wharf to board her. He missed the vessel, and fell between her and the wharf. He was picked up at once, but life was extinct. It was shown that the man had struck his head heavily, either against the wharf or the vessel. A verdict of accidental death by drowning was returned.

Press, 16 July 1910, Page 3 HUMANE SOCIETY AWARDS
A meeting of the Court of Directors of the Royal Humane Society of New Zealand was held at the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday afternoon. David H. Edgar (31), for rescuing George Blair (?Blain) (36) from serious injury or death an infurated bull at Timaru, on September 22nd, 1909, was awarded a certificate.

Otago Daily Times 24 July 1911
Waimate: One of the biggest stock-damaging fires ever experienced in Waimate broke out shortly after 4 o'clock last Tuesday morning in the Canterbury Farmers' Co-operative Association. At 4.30 a young man named Turner, apparently on his way to work in the country noticed a glare from the windows in the lower part of the western wall, facing the Salvation Army Barracks. Had the night not been so beautifully fine and moonlit the conflagration might have been detected earlier. At this stage the windows were still intact, but within five minutes, or by the time the Fire Brigade had got the hose coupled and run out, the glass of the second window fell with a crash. At first there was every appearance that the fire would be extinguished in 15 minutes at the outside. There was some difficulty in gaining access to the building, owing to the front double doors being barred from within, and the smoke prevented entrance through the stores at the back of the large premises. An inspection of the interior of the emporium showed that the whole building was disfigured. The fire began, it is not known how, amongst virtually non-inflammable hardware stock on the shelves halfway up the outer western wall, between the first and second windows. The exterior of the fine, massive building remains practically undamaged, and the recent installation of fireproof doors completely secured the rear departments, where goods were held in store; but downstairs all the goods in the hardware and grocery departments (west of the main corridor) are lying in wreck and ruin, with the exception of such articles as steel tools, nails, etc. All the crockery is badly stained. Even the offices on the eastern side of the corridor are damaged and sweated. Upstairs, where the drapery, men's clothing and boots, millinery, and Manchester departments are all under one huge ceiling, the water, steam, and smoke have wrought deplorable ruin. The loss, all told, must be tremendous.

Press, 24 July 1911, Page 8
On Friday afternoon a rather painful accident happened to Mr A. Colvilfe while loading grain in Mr Buxton's store, Temuka. Tho horso attached to the dray became restive, and suddenly backed, crushing both Mr Colville's hands between the wall and the dray.

Grey River Argus, 30 August 1911, Page 5
An accident, happened to a young man named Bradford at Temuka on Tuesday. While ploughing at Mr P. Smith's farm, Epworth, something went wrong with the chains or harness and while he was putting them straight the horses started and he was knocked down, and the coulter wheel of the plough cut a gash under the left arm.

Evening Post, 25 September 1911 FARMERS' CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
The association has just opened a new branch at. Fairlie.

Evening Post, 11 October 1911, Page 3
Timaru, 10th October. At nine p.m. on Monday the dining room and two bedrooms above in the Fairlie Hotel, a wooden building, were wrecked by an explosion of acetylene gas. Gas had been, escaping somewhere, as it was smelt a day or two before. The leak was' apparently between the ceiling and the floor above the dining room, as that structure was practically destroyed and the furniture damaged by falling through. All the windows were blown out. The explosion shook the whole building, and was heard all over the township. Fortunately it did not start a general fire, though a broken gas pipe was flaring till the meter was turned off. No one was near except Heckie; a visitor, who struck a match on entering the room and was cut about the face.

Evening Post, 16 August 1911, Page 3
The late Dr. Cook, of Fairlie, was a collector of publications bearing on New Zealand, The collection was offered to the Timaru Borough Council for the Public Library, at £90, but the offer was declined.  

Poverty Bay Herald, 18 September 1911, Page 4
Timaru people in Vancouver, among them being;
Mr A. P. Cameron, late of Pleasant Point, who is how in Vancouver
Mr Harold Napthali, late manager for John Edmonds and Co. in Timaru. He is now in the Real estate and insurance business with a big bonded company.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 27 October 1911, Page 8 FINGER PRINTS.
Timaru, Oct. 27. Norman Ramsey, for breaking and entering the office of J. Jackson and Co. on the night of the 18th inst., and stealing field glasses, pleaded guilty and was committed for sentence. His identity was discovered through his cutting a finger on the glass of the window he broke to make an entrance.

Maoriland Worker, 27 October 1911, Page 12
Edward Blackmore, horse trainer, was seriously injured in the head and body by a collision between a taxicab and a gig at Timaru.

Evening Post, 8 January 1912, Page 5 THE NEW HOUSE.
In accordance with the foregoing the new House and it voting strength would be divided as follows:—
GOVERNMENT 38.  SOUTH ISLAND.
Temuka — T. Buxton.
Timaru — J . Craigie.

Evening Post, 14 March 1912, Page 8
Mr. H.E. McGowan, the well-known potato grower of Willowbridge, South Canterbury, has just completed a tour of the potato-growing districts of the Dominion.

1913Poverty Bay Herald, 30 March 1912, Page 3
HON. THOMAS BUXTON. The Hon. Thomas Buxton is comparatively a young member, being elected for Temuka in 1908. He has been Mayor of Temuka for several years, was formerly a borough councillor. He is a son of Mr S. Buxton, formerly M.P. for Rangitata, and was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1863. After receiving considerable experience in the employ of the Canterbury Farmers' Cooperative Association stores in Timaru, he commenced business on his own account as a grain and produce merchant in Temuka in 1892. Mr Buxton married a daughter, of Mr E. Brown, of Temuka, in 1898. He was elected Mayor in 1902 in succession to Major Hayhurst, resigned.

Evening Post, 4 April 1912, Page 9
Miss Majorie Michie, who has been staying with Mrs. Linda Ferguson, has returned to Temuka. She leaves for England early next month.

Evening Post, 18 April 1912, Page 3
Christchurch, 17th April. The court of directors of the Royal Human Society made the following awards to-day : Silver medal. Myrtle E. Segar (14), for rescuing Maggie Peake (14) from drowning at Timaru on 4th March, 1911.

Evening Post, 19 April 1912, Page 3
NEW ROAD OPENED.
TIMARU, 18th April. About 2000 people were present at the ceremony of opening the new road to Greenstone Island, at the mouth of the Opihi, which, it is expected will become a popular picnic resort. It is situated five miles  from Temuka. More people would no doubt have been present, but there were not enough vehicles available. Besides opening up a popular resort - the road will also be of use to Maori fishermen and anglers. Hitherto the way to the island lay partly through private property, but, with the aid of a Government subsidy, the road line was brought through this, and the road formed.

Grey River Argus, 23 April 1912, Page 6
TIMARU HIGH SCHOOL TIMARU, April 22
Mr. W. B. Howell to-day relinquished the chairmanship and membership of the High School Board after being connected with it from its incorporation about 30 years ago. The Board appointed Mr. Montague Ongley of Auckland City High School as third assistant and science master.

Evening Post, 30 May 1912, Page 8 LAND BALLOT
AVENAL AND VALVERDE ESTATES.
ASHBURTON, This Day. Ballots for the sections in the Avenal and Valverde Estates took place at the Courthouse today. For seventeen sections in Avenal there were 42 applications, while eleven Valverde sections drew 49 applications. Results of the ballots were as follow: — Avenal.
Section 2 (125 acres), Arthur Corbett, Timaru.
Section. 3 (122 acres), Sidney Honeybell, Sutherlands.
Section 5 (223 acres), William Crozier, Albury.
Section 8 (121 acres), John Knox, Timaru.

Valverde —
Section 5 (197 acres), Anthony Worthington, Timaru.
Section 8 (128 acres), Charlotte Crawford, Temuka.
Although there were applicants for every section, Nos. 4, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, and 16 in Avenal, and Nos. 6 and 11 in Valverde remain.- unallotted, owing to applicants for them being successful in gaining other sections in the ballots. These will be allotted later.

Evening Post, 22 June 1912, Page 6
Gisborne, This Day. Hamilton Ross Gibson, alias H. Allen, charged with obtaining £10 by false at Timaru, was before the Court to-day, and was remanded to appear at Timaru on Thursday next.

Evening Post, 22 June 1912, Page 12
Mr. Frank Raddon has an interesting crop growing on his farm at Fairview (says the Timaru Herald); This is the new fodder plant passing under the euphonious name of Chou Moellier. The plants have made a very luxuriant growth, running up to a height of 4ft, and this experiment of Mr. Raddon's proves that Chou Moellier can be successfully and profitably grown in this district. The plant has a long thick stem from which great leaves branch off, and stock of all kinds (including horses) eat both leaves and stem, the latter feeding very much like a swede turnip. At the present time Mr. Raddon is feeding the crop to his milking cows, and also to some bullocks which he is fattening, and they are doing well on 1 it. It is said that no other known crop will yield as big a return 'of feed per acre as Chou Moellier. The Department of Agriculture exhibited one of these plants at the last Fairlie show, and Mr. Raddon's crop (which was. planted at Christmas time) is quite as good, if not better than that exhibit.

Evening Post, 24 June 1912, Page 3 NOVEL CASE A charge of cruelty to a dog.
Timaru, 22nd June. A novel case came before Mr. V. G. Day, S.M., to-day, a Fairlie farmer being charged by the officer of the S.P.C.A. with cruelty to a dog by inserting a hook or ring of wire in its nose. Defendant explained that the dog was a valuable one but had a bad habit of biting sheep, and the wire was intended to prevent that. He said the practice was often followed in New Zealand, and three other farmers corroborated this. The Magistrate reserved his decision in order to consult authorities on cruelty to dogs.

Evening Post, 5 July 1912, Page 3
Timaru. 4th July. Mr. Day, S.M., today, by reserved decision, convicted a Fairlie farmer of cruelty by putting a wire in a dog's nose to prevent it biting sheep. Several farmers. gave evidence that the practice was not uncommon. One said he had seen a dog in, public trials competing with its nose wired. Defendant was only ordered to pay costs.

Evening Post, 5 July 1912, Page 8 CHILDREN'S HEALTH
INSPECTION OF SCHOOLS /MEDICAL OFFICERS APPOINTED, Cabinet has resolved to appoint two medical inspectors of schools, one male and one female in each Island, and three of the appointments have been made. The officers are: Dr. Elizabeth Gunn, M.B., Ch. B. Edin.,. and L. M. Dublin, who has had experience, at Leith and Broome hospital; Dr. Ada G. Paterson, M.B., Ch.B., N.Z., a graduate of Otago University, who has had experience at Home; and Dr. E. Thomas, M.R.C.S., of Timaru, who has been port health officer to the Public Health Department for some years. The fourth appointment has not been made. Both lady doctors are unmarried, and Dr. Gunn has been in practice in Timaru for some time. The principal duties of the officers will be to examine the scholars throughout the Dominion, and give 3 lectures to teachers on health and hygiene, so that they may be able to detect among children indications of diseases, such as occur in the eye, ear, and throat.

Grey River Argus, 19 July 1912, Page 6
Christchurch, July 18 The Royal Humane Society of New Zealand has made the following awards: — Dorothy Irwin, for rescuing Margaret Peak from drowning at Timaru on March 4th, 1911, a letter of commendation. 

Evening Post, 10 August 1912, Page 9 WOODWARE FACTORY BURNED DOWN
Timaru, 9th August. P. J. Beaton's woodware factory at Fairlie, containing a lot of new machinery, was destroyed by fire yesterday. The loss exceeds the insurance—£1100 in the South British. 

Evening Post, 18 July 1908, Page 6
Timaru, This Day. The directors of the Farmers' Co-operative Association to-day finally selected from among a large number of competitive designs for their new offices and retail stores, to replace those burned down a few months ago, that of Mr. W Black, F.R.I.B.A., of Capetown and Melbourne, who came to New Zealand in connection with the competition for the Auckland Town Hall. The design provides for a good deal of additional space and for greater security from fire than the old buildings afforded.

Evening Post, 27 July 1908, Page 8
Timaru, This Day. Mr. W. Black, of the firm of William Black, architects, Melbourne and Capetown, who is at present in Timaru erecting a big building for the C.F.C.A., informed a, reporter to-day that he has completed working drawings for the Auckland Town Hall.

Press, 14 August 1912, Page 11
Archdeacon Jacob, of St. Mary's. Timaru, is making an appeal to his congregation with a view to abolishing pew rents. The Church has just bought a section in Timaru West, and proposes to buy another in Timaru South on which to erect new Sunday Schools. The Rev. Mr Hawdon. of England, is to join the staff of clergy in the parish in September next. The Timaru parish is so large that it has been decided to divide it. and with this object a Bill has been prepared and will be brought before the Synod in October next.
    During the past month there were slaughtered at the borough abattoir 201 cattle. 1801 sheep and lambs, 3 pigs, and 2 calves. Of these 3 cattle and 4 sheep were condemned.
    Messrs F. Palliser and Sons, of Timaru, are now experimenting in making reinforced concrete telegraph poles. If they stand the tests to which they will be submitted, it is proposed that they should be used for lines from Lake Coleridge.  

Evening Post, 20 August 1912, Page 3
Timaru, 19th August. At Fairlie to-day, before Mr. V. G. Day, S.M., James Lewis Baxter, licensee of the Gladstone Hotel, was charged with wounding with intent to inflict bodily harm on James Bradley. Bradley, who is a carpenter, was boarding at the hotel, his bedroom being in a detached building containing a number of bedrooms. Between 8 and 9 p.m. on the 7th inst. Baxter went to the cottage and found his wife in Bradley's room with the door locked. He broke the door open and assaulted Bradley in the dark, stabbing him in the leg and cutting one hand. Bradley got under the bed, and Baxter kicked him several times about the face. Finally others came and interfered, and complainant got out of the window and went to a doctor. He swore Mrs. Baxter was in the room quite innocently, but he put out the light, and Mrs. Baxter locked the door when they heard her husband in the passage calling for help. Complainant made no statement to the police till last night. Accused reserved his defence and was committed for trial. Bail was allowed in one sum of £100 and one surety of £100, which was at once forthcoming.

Evening Post, 3 December 1912, Page 6 CRIMINAL SESSIONS
Timaru. This Day. The Supreme Court criminal sessions opened to-day. The list is a heavy one, and comprises some serious cases. The Court is hearing a case against Baxter, a Fairlie hotelkeeper, for assault on one Bradley, whom accused found in a room with Baxter's wife.

Grey River Argus 6 December 1912, Page 6
A remarkable and serious accident marred the local road race of the Temuka Caledonian Society this after noon. An eager crowd near the winning post formed a narrow lane for the riders. George Ward, President of the Society, in the front line dropped a pencil and stooped to pick it up, and before he could recover himself a rider came along at probably 25 miles an hour, and the pedal struck Ward on the side of the head. He fell unconscious bleeding from the mouth, nose and ears. He was conveyed to the hospital in a critical condition. The cyclist was thrown but was unhurt.

Evening Post, 7 December 1912, Page 7
Timaru, 6th December. A serious accident befell B. Lyons, a, young married man, fireman on the second express from the South, today. When crossing the Otaio River the driver (Hall) was looking ahead. Turning round, when over the bridge he missed the fireman and stopped the train. Lyons was found in the river-bed, having fallen through the bridge and about 14 feet to the shingle below. One leg was broken at the ankle and the hip and head were much cut about. There were probably internal injuries. The injured man was brought to the hospital unconscious from hurts and shock.

Grey River Argus 13 November 1912, Page 2
A most unusual sight was witnessed on Sunday afternoon from the Manse Bridge, (says the Temuka Leader). A large trout weighing from 8lb trout was seen swimming .towards the bridge, and a large sucker, or nine eyed eel had a secure grip on the back of -the trout's neck. The trout was making desperate efforts to free itself of the eel, _ but when last seen the former seemed to be tiring, and it, is probable that the eel succeeded in' killing it. The sight was witnessed by several anglers, who endeavoured to help the trout out of the difficulty, without success.

Grey River Argus, 7 January 1913, Page 6
H. Kissel, Postmaster at Palmerston North, to be Chief Postmaster at Timaru.

Evening Post, 10 January 1913, Page 7
Mr. H. W. Capper, Chief Postmaster at Timaru; retires from the Civil Service, with the usual three months' leave of absence, as from the 31st inst. He joined the Telegraph Department at Dunedin as a clerk, on the 14th of July, 1871, and in a little over two years, having qualified for promotion, was appointed officer in charge at Milton. In 1876 he was recommended by the District Inspector for the charge of the Wakapuaka Station, where the Sydney cable had been landed, and after remaining there for many years he was transferred as Postmaster to Dunedin North, and later on to Port Chalmers. In 1903 he was appointed Chief Postmaster for the Thames district, and in 1907 was transferred in the same capacity on promotion to Invercargill. The following year a readjustment of positions entailed a transfer to Timaru, and in 1911, while at Timaru, Mr. Capper was promoted to the second grade of the first class, and. now retires after nearly forty-two years' Service upon his well-earned pension. Mr. and Mrs. Capper intend residing in Auckland, where they have sons in business.

Ashburton Guardian, 14 January 1913, Page 2
SERIOUS FALL OF A BOY. TIMARU, January 13
A lad of five years of age, son of Mr G. Hilton, fruiterer, was clambering about the roof of Marriott's drapery establishment on Sunday morning, when he slipped, broke through the skylight, and fell 30 feet, the fall was broken by a, beam, and he landed on a pile of clothing, but was injured by striking the beam with his head, and is still unconscious

Poverty Bay Herald, 13 January 1913, Page 5
TIMARU, this day. Bert Hilton, the five-year old son of George Hilton, fruiterer, fell through a skylight at Marriott's draper's shop yesterday. A fall of 30 feet was broken by the boy striking a brass rod and dropping on to a pile of stuff. His head was severely cut, and he sustained concussion of the brain. He is still unconscious.

Wanganui Chronicle 16 January 1913, Page 5 Farmhand's fate.
Timaru, Jan, 15. John Mann, employed at Bray's Farm, Cricklewood, was doing something to the binder, when the horses bolted, dragging him under the machine a long way. He was terribly cut about the legs and body, and one leg had to be amputated. He was shortly to be married. His fiancée is on the way out from England.

Evening Post, 18 January 1913, Page FOR BRAVERY
ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY AWARDS.
A BRAVE YOUNG MAN. Case of Benjamin Trumper (l9 years), for rescuing J. Brown (38 years) from accident at Timaru on 20th March, 1912. The official report mentioned that as the second express, bound, for Christchurch, was coming into Timaru Station a man, who appeared to be under the influence of liquor, stepped off the platform on to the main line, and, if it, had not been for the prompt manner in which Porter Trumper jumped on to the main line, regardless of, his own life pulled him clear off the incoming train, there would have been a very serious accident, especially if the man had attempted to struggle with  Trumper. A bronze medal, was awarded.

Evening Post, 11 March 1913, Page 3
Timaru, 10th March A lad of 15 years, named G.E. Bradford, whose parents live at Waiapi, was getting over a gate at Temuka on Sunday afternoon with a loaded gun. The gun went off, shattering his wrist and wounding his shoulder. Amputation between the wrist and elbow was necessary.
Over 200 applications from far and near have been received, for farms and grazing runs on the Mt. Nessing Estate.

Evening Post, 1 May 1913, Page 3
Timaru.— Mr. W. Angland was elected Mayor out of four candidates, with a majority of 28 over Mr. T. Hawkey, the present Mayor.

Grey River Argus, 2 July 1913, Page 5 BOXING
Timaru, July 1. The South Canterbury Boxing Championships took place to-night before a crowded attendance in Olympia Hall. The- finals, were as follows:
Bantam.— G. Gunn beat Fox (Waimate) on points.
Feather — Stewart beat Collins on points.
Lightweight — Shult beat Morrison (Geraldine)
Middleweight — Clark beat McKillup on points.
Heavyweight— Hook knocked out O'Connor (Levels) in the third round.

Ashburton Guardian, 30 July 1913, Page 4
Mr J. Bambridge, who recently retired from, the staff of the' " Temuka Leader " after 34 years' service, to go on to the land, was presented by a gathering of residents on Monday with a purse of sovereigns.  

Evening Post, 26 July 1913, Page 6
Royal Humane Society Awards
Arthur Lukey, framed certificate; rescue of girl from drowning at Caroline Bay, Timaru, on 7th Match.

Evening Post, 13 August 1913, Page 7
It is reported by a Press Association telegram from Timaru that the Education Board has granted three of its teachers, Messrs. Lindsay and Caskey (Timaru South), and Swap (Temuka) permission to exchange with three Canadian teachers for one year.   Evening Post, 13 December 1913, Page 9 At 12 months at not less than 15s a week. Will leave for Winnipeg.

New Zealand Herald, 17 October 1913, Page 7
A party, including Mr. C. M. Burdon and his son, Mr. Eustace Scott and his sister, and Mr. A. Woodbury, who were lost on Mount Peel on Tuesday, was found by search parties last night. They lost their way un a fog, but fortunately found a disused hut and camped. They suffered no injury, but went rather short of food.

Evening Post, 1 November 1913, Page 12
A Canterbury paper states that Mr. E. Hide, of Waitohi Flat, has just achieved somewhat of a record in lambing tallies. With 500 ewes he secured 612 lambs, working out at about 136 per cent.

Star 2 December 1913, Page 1
Mr H. Gourley, of the Timaru Post Office staff, who is retiring alter forty years service, was presented by the staff with a silver tea and coffee service, and a case of pipes; The Chief Postmaster (Mr Kissel) made the presentation, and his eulogy of Mr Gourley's services was endorsed by several other members of the staff.

Evening Post, 30 December 1913, Page 3
Timaru, 29th December. Two cottages at Geraldine were burned yesterday— one on J. Conolly's farm, occupied by employees, and the other an empty seven-roomed house belonging to Mrs. Schultz, of Christchurch. It was found burning at midnight, and incendiarism is suspected in this case.

Evening Post, 7 January 1914, Page 2
ARSON CHARGE Timaru, 6th January.
James Mitchell, arrested at Rangitata on Monday on a charge of arson in connection with a fire which destroyed an unoccupied house at Geraldine on 28th December, was before the Geraldine Court to-day, and was remanded for a week.
    MORE CYCLING RECORDS Timaru, 6th January. A. G. Donald this evening broke the motor-paced cycling records on the Caledonian track, doing one mile in l min 35 3.5sec, and two miles in 3min 14sec.

Press, 8 January 1914, Page 7
There was a large attendance last night at the induction and welcome to the Rev. I. Sarginson (late of Linwood) as pastor of the Timaru Congregational Church.

Evening Post, 17 January 1914, Page 3
SCHOLARSHIPS. UNIVERSITY AND NATIONAL. DUNEDIN, 16th January. The Committee appointed by the Senate to deal with examination results met to-day and decided that the Junior University and Senior National Scholorships be awarded to the following :
Marcellus J. Scott (Timaru Boys' High School) 3588
Johanna N. Brosnan (Otago Girls' High School) 3574
John P. Steven (Timaru Boys' High School) 3373
James J. Valentine (Timaru B.H.S.) 3352; ...

Evening Post, 3 March 1914, Page 3
Timaru, 2nd March. Cecil Lammont, employed in a joinery factory, lost four fingers of the left hand this morning through their coming into contact with a circular saw.

Evening Post, 4 March 1914, Page 10
THE AUSTRALIANS
MATCH AGAINST SOUTH CANTERBURY A FAST WICKET. TIMARU, 3rd March. The Australians (Armstrong, Sims, and Waddy standing out) opened their match against a- South Canterbury fifteen at Temuka in ideal weather. The visitors said that the wicket was the fastest they had played on in New Zealand, and it was therefore to their liking. There was a good attendance.
The visitors will be entertained by the Maoris at Arowhenua to-morrow evening.
SOUTH CANTERBURY.
Cave, b M'Kenzie ... 21
Hudson, b M'Kenzie 6
Donohue, b McKenzie 0
J. Lynch, b Noble ... ... 41
Heron, b Laver ... 11
Rix. c Noble, b Laver 5
Temple, c McKenzie, b Collins ... 13
T. W. Lynch, b Noble 19
S. O'Callaghan, b Crawford ... 19
Houlihan, c Laver, b Noble ... 2
Dewar. b Crawford 0
Thomas, b Noble 23
Ferguson, b Crawford ... .. 4
Brosnahan. c and b Noble 4
O'Callaghan, not out ... ... 0
Extras 10
Total 180 Bowling Analysis.— McKenzie, three wickets for 35 runs ; Laver, two for 32 ; Collins, one for 28 ; Mailey, none for 18 , Noble; five for 41 ; Crawford, three for 1.

Evening Post, 3 March 1914, Page 3
MISHAP AT A FACTORY. TIMARU, 2nd March. Cecil Lammont, employed in a joinery factory, lost four fingers of the left hand this morning through their coming into contact with a circular saw.

Evening Post, 21 March 1914, Page 2 BAD YOUTHS
ESCAPEES COMMITTED FOR SENTENCE. TIMARU, 20th March. Before two Justices of the Peace today the two youths, Matthews and Wilson, escapees from Burnham, pleaded guilty to a long list of offences committed after they arrived in South Canterbury. They broke into a hall at Orari, stole two miniature rifles at Arowhenua and Opihi, broke into half a dozen fishing huts, stole provisions and about £5 worth of various articles at Timaru, and tried to steal a motor and fishing launch to make a trip to Auckland, they said, but could not manage the engine, stealing the oil from two other launches. They stole the Harbour Board's dinghy to get from one to another, left it adrift, and it got damaged and cost £11 8s to repair. They also broke into the cool stores and stole provisions. Next they broke open the Timaru Rifle Club's magazine and stole 470 rounds of ammunition. Both wore arrested sleeping in a straw stack on a farm at St. Andrews after breaking into the farmers' grain store and stealing some articles. On 11th March they escaped from custody and on the same or next day broke into the Defence Department's store, stole two rifles and some ammunition, and broke into a house at Timaru and a tent at Pareora. When subsequently arrested -one near Timaru and one at Waitaki — each had a revolver. Both were committed for sentence.

Wanganui Chronicle 2 April 1914, Page 4
Mr. George Broadhead. who has purchased the business recently carried on by Mr. Laurence Andrews, jeweller and watchmaker, arrived in Wanganui this week. Mr. Broadhead has been, in business in Geraldine for fourteen years. In addition to being a specialist in high class watch and clock work, Mr. Broadhead has distinguished himself in the world of sport. He has for the past two years held the Geraldine district golf championship.

Ashburton Guardian, 21 April 1914, Page 4
Temuka, April 20. Colonel J. T. M. Hayhurst has been re-elected unopposed as Mayor of Temuka. and Mr J. Kennedy as Mayor of Geraldine.

Grey River Argus, 30 May 1914, Page 3
SALE OF RACING STOCK.
TIMARU May 29. W. H. Palmer's racing stock was offered for auction to-day at Washdyke. The sales . were as follows : — Steeplechaser, The Brewer, 255 guineas, to James Smith, Dunedin ; John Bunyan 95 guineas to P. H. Elworthy. Mattel was passed at 100 gns., but a sale is pending at price beyond that. There was a poor demand for hacks, highest price being 33 guineas.

Grey River Argus, 13 October 1914, Page 3 SATURDAY'S GALE
WOOL SHED DESTROYED. TIMARU, Oct. 12. During the gale on Saturday, H. Hill, a farmer at Pleasant Valley, lost by fire his wool shed and clip. He had finished shearing on Friday. His gig and other valuables were also lost.
RACECOURSE DAMAGED. TIMARU, Oct. 12. Among the local damage by the gale, the scraping sheds at the racecourse were stripped of roofing and the totalisator house shifted some inches. A capsize was prevented by propping.
M.L.C.'s HOUSE UNROOFED. TIMARU, Oct. 12. The Hon. J. Anstey's house, at Kingsdown was partly unroofed.

Grey River Argus 24 October 1914, Page 3
The Court of Directors of the Royal Humane Society No. 2; made the following awards to-day : J, W. B. Atkinson (28) for rescuing Albert Frardsen (40) from drowning at Timaru on July 23, 1914, was awarded a bronze medal

Colonist, 11 August 1914, Page 6
M. Kurmiell, a well-to-do German reservist. who has been living at Temuka for some months in a house which is his own property, was arrested last evening.

Evening Post, 10 November 1914, Page 4
Timaru; 9th November. A youth of seventeen, named Birch, alias Palmer, who absconded from Burnham on 9th August was to-day remanded on a charge of attempting to murder James O'Connelly, a single man, aged twenty-three, a dairy farmer at Clandeboye. The accused, and innocent looking youth, had been in O'Connell's employ about a fortnight. On Sunday morning, when a neighbour called at O'Connell's, he found him in a dazed condition, milking a cow and not knowing what he was doing. He had a wound in the head which he did not know how he came by. In the house the neighbour found a pillow and bed saturated with blood. Birch missing, together with his employer's horse, trap, overcoat, cheque-book, watch and chain, and loose cash. Information was sent to the police, and by the description of the horse and trap Birch was arrested in Timaru within two hours. A doctor was fetched for O'Connell, who sent him to the Timaru Hospital, where an operation was found necessary, the back of the skull being cut through as if from a blow from an axe. His condition is precarious, and his depositions were taken at 1 a.m. He is still in a critical state. The accused, when before the Court, admitted absconding from Burnham. The Magistrate said that in such a serious case counsel must be provided for the accused.  

ATTEMPTED MURDER. BOY IMPRISONED FOR LIFE.
The Argus Thursday 4 February 1915, page 8.
Timaru (N.Z.), Wednesday.— John Birch, aged 16 years, has been sentenced to imprisonment for life for the attempted murder of James O'Donnell, farmer, in whose employ he was at the time of the occurrance.

Wanganui Chronicle 5 March 1915, Page 4
The following changes and promotions in the Post and Telegraph Department are announced.- Mr R. E. Lechner, postmaster, Geraldine, is promoted to the position of postmaster, Reefton; Mr D. Mulvey, telegraphist, Timaru to be postmaster, Tapanui; Mr. W. J. Webster, clerk, Napier, to be senior mail clerk, Timaru.

Press, 20 February 1915, Page 12
GERALDINE. On Thursday Mr and Mrs G. A. Macdonald, of Orari, entertained the members of the Geraldine Home and Empire League who have relatives at the front, at a garden party.
    The new minister of the Geraldine Presbyterian Church, the Rev. O. J. Tocher, was inducted on Thursday. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Mr Herries, of Chalmers Church, Timaru. -who also preached the sermon. The address to the new minister was delivered by the Rev. Mr Paterson, of Albury, and that to the congregation by the Rev. Mr Macdonald. of Temuka. A social of welcome to Mr and Mrs Tocher was held in the Presbyterian Hall in the evening. The moderator (Rev. Mr Macdonald) was presented with a walking stick, as a mark of appreciation of his services during the time the church had been without a regular minister.
    A young man named P. Dean, who is employed at the Geraldine Garage, when starting a motor-car had his wrist broken.

Otago Daily Times 23 March 1915, Page 8
A girl named Daisy Cunningham was chopping wood at Geraldine a few days ago, when the axe slipped and cut through her hand, the blade protruding through the palm. Under treatment she is progressing well.

Evening Post, 30 March 1915, Page 8
One of the strongest Labour committees yet formed in New Zealand is that established in connection with the organisation of the farm labourers throughout the Dominion and styled the Rural Workers' Organisation Committee. The personnel, which consists of well-known Labour officials, is as follows:
Waimate : Messrs. A. Cook, J. Smith, R. Eddy,
Timaru : Mr A.J. King.

Otago Daily Times 23 June 1915, Page 8
One of the early residents of Timaru passed away at Orari Bridge, near Geraldine, on Friday, in the person of Mr William Warne, who was a native, of Suffolk, and came to New Zealand in the ship Blue Jacket in 1858 (states the Timaru Herald). Soon after his arrival at Lyttelton he made his way to Timaru, where he was married in 1859, he and his bride being the second couple to be wedded in Timaru. He built the first public-house at Pleasant Point, and shortly after he commenced farming in Gapes Valley, where he continued to reside almost up to the time of his death. Prior to his death he had been ailing for some little time, and recently he went to the residence of his son, Mr Walter Warne, at Orari Bridge, where he breathed his last at the age of 81 years. He leaves a widow, three sons —Mr Walter Warne, of Orari Bridge; Mr Thos. Warne, of Gapes Valley and Mr John Warne, of Geraldine— and three daughters—Mrs Polhill, of Gapes Valley; Mrs Stevenson, of Pleasant Valley; and Mrs Hansen, of Gapes Valley.

Press, 12 July 1916, Page 8 Reported Wounded
Fifield, Edward John. Private (J. Fifield, Woodbury, father)

Press, 31 July 1915, Page 12
Mr Joseph Fifield, aged 52, butcher, of Woodbury, near Geraldine, has been missing since 10 a.m. on Wednesday, when he visited a resident near the Orari river, while on his way to look for fat cattle. His horse returned home on Wednesday night, with the bridle made fast to the martingale.

Otago Daily Times 4 August 1915, Page 4
A Woodbury resident, Joseph Fifield, a butcher, about 52 years of age, is missing (states the Timaru Herald). He left his home at 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning on horseback to buy fat cattle. He called at Mr A. Cooling's, Orari Bridge, about 10 a.m., and had a cup of tea there, but since then nothing has been seen of him. On Wednesday night the horse arrived home, the saddle frost, and the bridle rein fastened to a strap on the middle, from which it was inferred that Mr Fifield had dismounted and let the horse go. The neighbours were advised of the return of the riderless horse, and a search was Constable O'Grady and Mr Flatman in his car spending the whole of Thursday in the search. No trace of the missing man was discovered.

Evening Post, 1 September 1915, Page 3 SHEEP-STEALING CHARGE
VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY. Timaru, 31st August. At the Supreme Court, in the Fairlie sheep-stealing charge, the jury found the accused Dunnett not guilty. The prosecution was based chiefly on the finding of sheep on accused's property, bearing a "keyhole" earmark, which Chapman's sheep bore. It was proved that the keyhole was a Hawkes Bay brand, brought down on a large shipment that was scattered over Canterbury by the consignee's sales, and accused Dunnett had bought some ewes as well as Chapman. The sheep bearing Chapman's brand was found with Dunnett's ear-mark recently made, but it was in Chapman's property, and Dunnett denied making this mark. Dunnett was recently fined for selling sheepskins with ears cut off. He had killed at Chapman's shed and denied cutting off the ears.  

Press, 15 September 1915, Page 10
The trustees of the late Mr James Guild, of Trevanna, Temuka, have announced their intention of giving, the managers of the Temuka Presbyterian Church a sum to be used in building a new Sunday-school as A memorial to him.

Otago Daily Times 7 October 1915, Page 8
Mr A. R. Elley, of the staff of the Invercargill .branch of the Union Bank of Australia, has been transferred to the Geraldine branch.
Prior to leaving the Upper Pareora district to recommence farming in the Lawrence district, Mr and, Mrs Herbert Chivers and Mrs Frank Chivers were tendered a social at the Methodist Church (says the Timaru Herald) They received a number of handsome, gifts as a mark of esteem from the congregation and sundry school scholars.

Otago Daily Times 20 January 1916, Page 7
While refilling a spirit lamp on Sunday afternoon, Mrs P. Davie, of Geraldine, 1 became enveloped in flames, and sustained some severe burns (says the Timaru Post). Mr Davis, in helping to suppress the flames, also had his arm badly burned. Mrs Davis Was boiling water for tea in the afternoon, when the lamp seemed to go out, and she was refilling it from a tin which contained about a gallon of spirit when an explosion occurred, the spirit in the can having caught fire. A doctor was quickly on the scene. Both patients are doing as well as can be expected.

Grey River Argus, 1 June 1916, Page 3
SUPREME COURT. BURGLARS SENTENCED.
Fairlie, May 31.— The hearing of the burglary eases were concluded at the Supreme Court this morning, when the Jury returned a verdict of guilty (prisoners were not defended). His Honour sentenced Martin Brady (37 years) to seven years' penal servitude and declared him an habitual; and Cecil Stanley Banter (38 years) to two years' servitude.

Press, 16 October 1916, Page 2
On Friday afternoon the employees of the Temuka "Leader" and Geraldine "Guardian" gathered round the "stone" to bid farewell to Mr William Jack, who has been on the staff for the past thirteen months, and is leaving to take up a position on the staff of the Timaru "Post." Mr B. C. Presiand, manager, referred to the good feeling which existed among the staff, and while regretting Mr Jack's departure they all wished him every success in his new sphere. On behalf of the employees, Mr Presiand handed Mr Jack a fountain pen as a token of* their esteem and good wishes. Speeches were also made by Messrs T. Baxter, J. Brookes, and J. Stevenson.

Auckland Star, 13 December 1916, Page 6
Mr. A. A. Reddie, a returned soldier has been appointed county clerk to the Geraldine County Council.

Evening Post, 29 December 1916, Page 3
The following candidates were successful in passing the recent State examination for Registration of Nurses: The following nurses obtained 75 per cent, or over:— Elaine Taine, Timaru. The remaining nurses were also successful Harriet Arnold, Timaru.

Grey River Argus, 14 March 1917, Page 2
A Christchurch Press wire states "A. H. Turnbull, a well-known merchant and shipping agent, died on Monday as the result of a paralytic stroke. His son, Richard Turnbull, was for many years, member for Timaru."

Press, 24 May 1917, Page 3
At well attended gathering in the Parish Hall, a presentation of a solid silver table-centre piece, suitably inscribed, was made to Dr. and Mrs Hislop the retiring Mayor and Mayoress. After a very enjoyable concert, Dr. Paterson (Mayor) made the presentation. Mr W. G. Maslin (first- Mayor of the Borough), and Major Kennedy (who preceded Dr. Hislop in the chair), and Colonel Mackenzie also spoke in appreciative terms of the services of the guests of the evening.

Press, 19 October 1917, Page 7
A Press Association message from Waimate states that Mr G. Pitcaithly was publicly farewelled on Wednesday evening on transferring to the position of inspector of the Auckland district, after 22J years' service as headmaster at Waimate. The speakers included Mr W. Hamilton, member of the Canterbury Education Board, and Mr J. G. Gow, inspector of the South Canterbury district. Mr Pitcaithiy's work of specialising in agriculture was stressed by the speakers.

Otago Daily Times 20 November 1917, Page 4
A Press Association message from Waimate states that Mr Andrew Bain, B:A., head master of the Geraldine District High School, was to-night unanimously selected by the Waimate District High School Committee to fill the vacant headmastership recently vacated by Mr George Pitcaithly.

Press, 24 November 1917, Page 12
Timaru, November 23. Fire destroyed a cottage on the workers' settlement, Fairlie, this evening. It was occupied by W. Roundhill, poultry breeder. The fire started in the incubator room in the house and had a good hold before it was observed. Roundhill was away. His wife and children just escaped. Nothing was saved.

Grey River Argus, 9 March 1918, Page 3
Waimate, March 8. A young man named Mason Boko was brought to the Waimate hospital to-day with a bullet in his head. He stated to the police that he had been drinking with Charles Boyes at the latter's house, near Morven, seven miles from here. The police have been out all the afternoon in quest of Boyes who is alleged to have fired the shot. LATER. Dr. Pitts has just operated on the Maori and the bullet was traced from a cheek wound at the edge of the mouth through to the back of the neck; but is not yet extracted. The patients condition is serious. The Maori's version is that he and Boyes were drinking and playing cards! At 11 o'clock he said was going home, Boyes turned nasty, and let off a revolver at him. Boyes own story is that he was showing the Maori what he would do to the police next time he met them, and the revolver was accidentally discharge.

Press, 6 May 1918, Page 7
A man named John Macintosh, a resident of Timaru, was admitted to the Hospital on Saturday evening suffering from minor injuries, the result of a fall from a tram.

Evening Post, 13 June 1918, Page 9
LONDON, 30th April. Miss Mary R. Barkas (Timaru) has qualified at the Royal Free Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital as a medical practitioner, and has been admitted a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians. Miss Barkas is an M.Sc. of New Zealand University, and won the Gilchrist Trust Scholarship for 1913-14 for a postgraduate course in home and domestic science at the Imperial College of Science6. She was among the first group, of women students to be received in St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington.

Grey River Argus, 9 September 1918, Page 2
Miss Kathleen Egan, daughter of Sergeant Egan, of Timaru, and formerly of Greymouth is spending a holiday here and is the guest of Mrs. O'Neill of Ppketahi Street.

Wanganui Chronicle, 5 February 1919, Page 5
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR. AN UNUSUAL CASE.
Timaru, Feb. 4 An unusual case-of conscientious objection cropped up in the court today. A farmer named H. W. Mann refused to take the oath or make an affirmation as a common juror on the ground that, belonging to the Faith of Israel, the Bible forbade him from judging his fellow-man. The judge threatened to deal with him if he refused, and eventually he made the affirmation. He was called for the first case and was promptly challenged.

Press, 3 July 1919, Page 3
Miss Willets, on the occasion of relinquishing the proprietorship of the Tea Rooms, after 14 years, and Miss Ethel Willets on the eve of her marriage, were given a social and presentations.

Grey River Argus, 18 November 1919, Page 3
BURGLARY AT TIMARU. TIMARU, November 17
The shop of R. J. Handle, jeweller, was entered during Sunday night and a quantity of jewellery and a sum of money stolen.

Ashburton Guardian, 13 April 1920, Page 4
At Waihao Downs, on Saturday, two youths, brothers, named Milne, were successively attacked by a Jersey bull. The elder lad, aged 17, was gored in the abdomen, thigh, and back, and the other was tossed and had his collarbone dislocated. Both are in hospital, and are progressing favourably. The bull was destroyed.

Press, 10 April 1920, Page 5
Arthur John Patience, charged with having committed bigamy by going through the form of marriage, on January 3rd, 1920, at Timaru with May Rodgers, having been married, on September 26th, 1917, at Dunedin, to Harriet Jane Southen, was remanded to appear again to-day.

Grey River Argus, 20 April 1920, Page 5 THE TIMARU AFFRAY.
THE DAMAGE TO CHINESE SHOPS TIMARU, April 19. The Chinese estimate that the damage done at their three fruit shops, by the mob the other night at about £200, besides which £30 was stolen, from, a cash, register. The principal shop manager here of the three shops is an American University man, who has been engaged us a journalist in Chicago. Two of his brothers with American Army were killed in the war. He enlisted in New Zealand and was turned down.

Press, 8 May 1920, Page 2
Mrs W. Cameron Wall and her sister, Miss C. Tavendale, of Christchurch have cone to Waimate to bid farewell to their parents, who leave by the Tainui for Scotland. (Mrs and Mrs J. Tavendadale travelled first class. The Tainui left Wellington on 20th for Southampton and London via Panama.)

Ashburton Guardian, 19 May 1920, Page 5 WANGANUI AFFAIR
CRESSWELL GETTING BETTER  Wanganui, May 18. D'Arcy Cresswell, who was shot by Charles Evan Mackay, Mayor of Wanganui, is improving, and. there is now every hope of recovery. He is a son of Mr W. J. Cresswell, a retired solicitor who was formerly farming at Carew, and who now resides .at Timaru. The, victim of the shooting was educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, and at the outbreak of the war was studying at the Architectural College, London. He joined the 16tn Middlesex, and was wounded in one of the early actions on the Somme. After being nine months, in hospital, lie was discharged as unfit for further service. Although it is about four and a-half years since he was wounded, he has never been strong since, and is still on the Army sick list. For the last few months he has been touring the North Island in order to recuperate. He called at Wanganui last week, for a few days, on his way to Christchurch and! Timaru. In England, Cresswell wrote a short story, entitled "The Ends of the Earth," which was published in "Pearson's Magazine." For some time past he has been engaged on a historical romance, to be published by John Murray, the well-known English publisher.

Grey River Argus, 30 June 1920, Page 2 VALUELESS CHEQUES.
Timaru, June 29. At Temuka this afternoon, Leonard George Lyle, of Timaru, was arrested for passing valueless cheques. Mr Sheen, one of the victims, pulled him off the train and accused struck Sheen and bolted. A constable and several others chased him for a considerable distance and caught him.

Timaru Herald 7 August 1920, Page 7 The Ladies
TIMARU TENNIS CLUB BALL. One of the most successful dances held this season was that, given by the Timaru Tennis Club in the Bay Pavilion on Thursday of last week. The hall was charmingly decorated with red and black paper streamers.- (club colours), large bowls of holly and palms. Supper was served in the tea kiosk the table decorations being heliotrope iris and spring owers. During the evening a novelty was introduced in the Air Raid Waltz, all the lights being turned out and the hall being lit by the flashes from large electric torches. Some of those present were: Mrs Neill, rose pink satin; Mrs Shand, rose pink satin; Mrs Gunn, rose pink georgette; Miss Mills (Christchurch), rose pink and gold; Miss K. McLaren, pale pink crepe de chene; Miss E. Harris, heliotrope tulle frock; Miss M. Harris, black tulle frock; Miss Holdgate, black net relieved with blue; Miss Manchester, white crepe de chene; Miss W. Dailey (Waimate), black and emerald frock; Miss H. Manchester (Waimate) white satin overdress black net; Miss Anstey, black frock; Miss Webster, pale pink crepe de chene: Miss Crawford, rose pink crepe de chene; Miss G. Crawford, pale pink crepe de chene; Miss McRae, pale pink crepe de chene: Miss Watson, pale pink; Miss Aitken, rose pink;...

Grey River Argus, 6 October 1920, Page 4
A WAYWARD GIRL TIMARU, October 5.— Violet Beatrice Ryder, girl of 18 years, was sentenced to detention at Addington for two years for false pretenses. She stole a cheque from her employer at St. Andrews, filled in the form for £10, and cashed it at a St. Andrews' store. In December last she was convicted for a similar offence and ordered to come up for sentence when called upon.

Grey River Argus, 8 October 1920, Page 3
MAORIS AGREE TO SELL RESERVE
Timaru, October 7. The Native owners of a reserve of 16 acres at Maori Hill, within the Timaru Borough, and close to Caroline Bay, at a meeting at Temuka to-day resolved to accept the offer of £12,000 made by the Borough Council. The latter will put a loan proposal before the ratepayers.  

Grey River Argus, 24 November 1920, Page 3
Passenger flights were made yesterday from the Canterbury Aviation Company's grounds, at Sockburn, by the following: — Mesdames G. E. Rhodes, Jean Dench, Margaret Henderson and Misses A. Perry and Mandel, Dr. J. Simpson, and Messrs G. E. Rhodes and Jacob Weekes, the last named being an octogenarian.

Evening Post, 8 September 1921, Page 8
Mr. G.W. Armitage, of Timaru, has been elected chairman of the Canterbury Education Board, as successor to Mr. E. H. Andrews, who has retired after two years' service.

Ashburton Guardian, 25 August 1911, Page 4
Mr G. W. Armitage, of Temuka, was absent from the meeting of the South Canterbury Board of Education on Monday for the first time since he was elected a member of that body seven years ago. In a letter which he has written to, the Board, Mr Armitage calculates that he has attended 207 meetings of the Board without a, break. His absence was caused by the fact that Mr Armitage had to go to Wellington to attend the Conference of County Councils as representative of Geraldine County.

Ashburton Guardian, 15 October 1921, Page 5
Jessie Mackay Williamson, single, aged 52 years, died suddenly at Orari.

Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Wednesday 26 October 1921
White Constable Stafford was on duty at Timaru early Sunday morning he was savagely attacked by two young men. The constable was not seriously injured. Men named Welsh and Carr were remanded.

NZ Truth 19 August 1922, Page 10
Timaru at the present time has some fine boxers waiting engagements. In the professional ranks are Sid Fitzsimmons, heavyweight; Harry Gunn, ex-professional bantam, who is prepared to meet any feather; and W. Shutt, who is prepared to meet any middleweight. In the amateur class are Joe Stewart, Island welter champion and A. Worthington, Island bantam champion. Timaru at the present time is a very live branch of the association.

NZ Truth 7 April 1923, Page 10
The Timaru Boxing Association is endeavoring to arrange a programme for April 19, which, if it materialises in its projected form, should be one almost unique for a provincial or even a city Association. The piece de resistance will be a match for the heavyweight championship of New Zealand which has been definitely arranged between B. McCleary (Christchurch) and Sid Fitzsimmons. There will be a purse of £125, the winner to take the lot. This will be the first time in Timaru that a purse has been given and the boxers have agreed that the winner take the entire stake. The other matches which are being arranged for are: A. McCormack (present amateur heavyweight champion) and B. McKenna (South Canterbury Champion); Griffiths (N.Z. fly champion and winner of the locally-given A. S. Elworthy Cup for most scientific boxer in the South Island championships) and L. Ennis (the South Canterbury champion at the weight); A. Worthington, of Timaru (South Island bantam champion) and E. Lloyd (North Otago champion). Every boxer who enters the ring will be a champion.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 9 June 1923, Page 7
Timaru, June 7. At a boxing tourney to-night Weston (Timaru) beat Ennis (Timaru); Andrews (Timaru) beat Lloyd (Timaru); feather-weight, Vincent Parker (Seadown) beat Joe Stewart (Timaru) welter.

Evening Post, 26 October 1923, Page 9
Mrs. Foster Neill, of Timaru, is the guest of Mrs. Paul Gillingham, Wellington.

Evening Post, 22 April 1925, Page 5
Promotions in the Post and Telegraph Department are announced as follows:— Mr. H. P. Donald, chief postmaster at Timaru, has been appointed chief postmaster at Christchurch. Mr. W. T. Johnston, assistant postmaster at Christchurch, replaces Mr. Donald at Timaru.

NZ Truth 25 April 1925, Page 10
GOING SOUTH. A Popular Doc. Left Wellington for Temuka, Dr. 11. M. Cowen. To quite a number of people the doc. is only a name, but to the boxing- world of Wellington he is an outstanding figure. By birth a Canadian, Doc. Cowen has seen more than his share of big scraps, and to hear him talk of the bare knuckle days is a treat.

Auckland Star, 8 May 1926, Page 10
Dunedin, this day. Herbert Mann (30), a fisherman belonging to Timaru, had his right leg severely lacerated, and also received injuries to has right side at Cary's Bay yesterday. He is owner of the small trawler Psyche, and was engaged in repairs to the engine when he became entangled with the flywheel. He was conveyed by launch to the Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.

Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Thursday 12 August 1926 page 18 Arrest follows Inquest.
Wellington (NZ.), Wednesday.
Owen Joseph Francis McKee has been arrested at Timaru and charged with the murder of Duval Earle England. The arrest is a sequel to the inquest at which McKee exercised the privilege to withhold certain evidence on the ground that it might incriminate him. The verdict was that England died from shock mid hemorrhage due to a gunshot wound caused by the discharge of a gun in the hands of McKee.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, 15 February 1927, Page 3
An Anglican Sunday School has been formed at Ohai, and will commence next Sunday at 230 p.m. in the Hall. Sister A. Boacher of the Anglican Boys' Home in Timaru and Mrs L. Harding will be in charge.

Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Monday 6 June 1927
EXPRESS DERAILED. Passengers Escape Injury.
Wellington (N Z ), Sunday -While approaching the Timaru railway station on Saturday the engine of the south bound express jumped the rails and fell over on its side, also derailing four passenger carriages. There were many remarkable escapes, but nobody was injured.

Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Thursday 9 June 1927 Page 14
STONES PLACED ON RAILWAY
At au inquiry into the derailment of the engine of the oppress train at Timaru on Saturday, it was disclosed that on two previous occasions stones had been placed on the line, and marks, on the rail showed that stones had been crushed by the train on Saturday.

Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA) Tuesday 30 August 1927 p9
Oldest Gold Digger. Mr. John D. Potter of Timaru, N.Z. who has just celebrated his ninety third birth day, claims to be "The Oldest Gold digger under the Southern Cross and the Union Jack." Mr. Potter was born in Sunderland, Durham (Eng.), on July 25, 1834. He was on the Ballarat diggings in 1854, and Aug. last was the 71st anniversary of Miner's Right No 16 which was issued to him on August 1, 1856. Mr. Potter was at Gabriel's Gully (Otago) in 1861, and is still hale and hearty, despite his advancing years.

Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Thursday 31 May 1928 page 7
SHOOTING AFFRAY. Charges Against Two Men.
Wednesday. - Bernard Blackwell and Ernest McCunn were charged at the Timaru Court with having broken and entered the dwelling; houses of William Ancell and Robert Barr at Otaio, South Canterbury, with intent to commit a crime. They were committed for trial. It is alleged that the men broke Into a house occupied by a woman and her son. The men fired a shot in the air, and one man went to a neighbouring house. A young man with a gun fired, slightly wounding both men, who were taken to the hospital.

Auckland Star, 9 January 1929, Page 9 TERRIFIC WHIRLWIND. HAVOC IN SOUTH CANTERBURY
DAMAGE TO A HOMESTEAD. HOUSE LIFTED FROM BASE.
Waimate, Tuesday. In one short minute a terrific whirlwind caused much damage at Waihao Forks yesterday afternoon. The worst results were at the homestead of Mr. William Charles Ash worth, an Allanholme farmer, and considerable damage was also done in the vicinity of the Allanholme coalmine. There were no casualties. The house is said, by the six people who were in it, to have been lifted about two feet off its foundations. The kitchen chimney and washhouse chimney were levelled, and the iron roof was torn off the washhouse. Sheets of iron were torn off the roof of the house. The orchard was ruined, several trees being torn up. A whare was smashed to matchwood after being carried a few chains. An old stable was wrecked and also a shed adjoining, while of 300 empty sacks stored on the farm only 12 are now to be found. A stack was carried away and a dray standing against a fence among the trees was lifted to the other side of the fence. A gig under the trees was carried for a chain and a half and smashed. At the Allanholme coalmine, eight chains from the homestead, a small house was lifted, half of it being carried over two chains. The chimney was taken off another small abode. All the mine staging was blown down and several telegraph poles adjacent to the mine and homestead were snapped off 4ft from the ground. Mrs. Ashworth and her five children were stricken with terror in the house and the team of horses which Mr. Ashworth was driving in the river bed bolted. The small area in which the whirlwind occurred is now strewn with debris.

Thomas Ashworth (Staffordshire, England) married Mary Ann Andrews (Marylebone, London, England) in married in Christchurch on Christmas Day 1875. Thomas died 27 Jun 1911 in Eketahuna.
Frances Louisa Bray married William "Bill" Charles Ashworth in 1908. He died 29 Mar 1946.
Children:
b. 1909 Thomas Arohur (Arthur)  d. 24 Nov 1995 in Oamaru
b. 8 Oct.1910  Edwin William d. 24 Aug 1999 Waimate
b. 1911 Elsie Mary (Elise Mary Ann Ashworth married John Emanuel Dench in 1931)
b. 1913 Majorie Violet 
b. 18 Sept 1918 Ernest Somme Ashworth named after his uncle who died in the Battle of Somme.
b: 12 Nov 1921 Ivan Alden (Ivan Ashworth was fishing when he had a heart attack. He had just reeled in a fish which was then frozen and laid on his coffin at his burial. )
b. 12 Jun 1925 Milton Leonard d. 3 Nov 1984 Waimate

Ellesmere Guardian, 2 July 1929, Page 5
MR. AND MRS ORMANDY AND FAMILY.
Prior to his departure from Fairlie, where he had resided for 18 years, Mr W. J. Ormandy, who has purchased Mr R. G. Power's storekeeping business at Leeston, was, together with Mrs Ormandy and family, entertained at a public farewell social by the citizens.
    Mr C. J. .Talbot, who presided, said it was pleasing to see such a large number of country residents present to honour two respected residents and the members of their family, who were about to leave Fairlie. It was 18 years since Mr and Mrs Ormandy had arrived in the district, and during that time they had made a host of friends. Referring to Mr Ormandy's business career, Mr Talbot said that the Canterbury Farmers' Co-operative Association-had no better employee than the guest, who had proved himself a good business man, and his courtesy and. good nature had gained the respect of the firm's customers, by whom he would be greatly missed. In public life Mr Ormandy had taken no small part. During the days of the Great War he had clone the lion's share in arranging suitable send-offs to departing troops, and, later on, in welcoming them home . As secretary of the South Canterbury War Relief Society, Mr Ormandy had done good work in assisting to administer funds wisely and well. He had also served on the School Committee. The present satisfactory position of affairs connected with the Domain was largely due to the enthusiasm shown by the guest while chairman of the Domain Board, he having organised the fetes from which money was raised for improvements. Mr Talbot concluded by wishing the departing guests all success and happiness in the future and on behalf of the residents presented him with a travelling rug and a cheque.
    Other speakers referred to Mr Ormandy 's good work on behalf of the farming community, the Bowling Club and the Golf Club. Mr Ormandy made a suitable acknowledgment. The staff of the Fairlie branch of the C.F.C.A. also gathered to bid farewell to Mr Ormandy, the manager (Mr Lyons) presenting him with a solid leather suit case. Heads of the various departments testified to the recipient's many fine qualities.
At a meeting of the Domain Board Mr J. Bray (chairman) who hailed from the Southbridge district many years ago, said that through the removal of Mr Ormandy the Board was losing a member who had for many years taken a keen interest in the; Domain, and the best thanks of the Board were due to him. A hearty vote -of thanks was carried, with expressions of sincere good wishes for Mr Ormandy's future prosperity.

Evening Post, 13 July 1929, Page 15
Miss Beryl Steven, daughter of Mr. J. Steven, Geraldine, a missionary from China, who has been on a year's furlough in New Zealand, will return to China next week.

NZ Truth 17 April 1930, Page 6 MASTER OF COMMERCE
An Englishman with English business methods Norton Francis, of Christchurch, has demonstrated m the thirty years he has been m New Zealand that the country is m need of more pilgrims of his type. One of the most capable business men m Christchurch he holds positions on the directorates of several large commercial firms m the city, his association with these having- led to his appointment as president of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Francis is also interested m the development of the Dominion's primary industries, and, as a member of the Rural Intermediate' Credit Board, and of the Massey. Agricultural College, he works arduously m this connection. Other positions he holds are Vice- Consul for the Netherlands m Canterbury, vice-president of the Canterbury Aero Club and president of the Christchurch Golf Club. Though he now takes no prominent part m public affairs he at one time was Mayor of Waimate, a member of the Timaru Harbor Board, and also a member of the South Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Board.

Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Wednesday 8 April 1931 page 8
STRUGGLE IN CAR. Two Men Charged With Murder,
Wellington (N.Z.), Tuesday.-Following the death of Robot Galvin Rahilly Nisbet, aged 26 years, at Timaru Hospital on Saturday, John Henry Fitzgerald and Thomas James Cox were charged with murder. Evidence at the inquest was that Nisbet was seen snuggling to escape from a motor-car which was travelling rapidly. Fitzgerald was holding him from behind. Apparently Nisbet fell out and a wheel passed over him. Fitzgerald and Cox were arrested after a struggle.

Auckland Star, 2 March 1926, Page 8 Police Force
Constable J. O'Connor, of Temuka, promoted to charge of Granity, and Constable Kearney, of St. Albans, Christchurch, transferred to Temuka.

Auckland Star, 10 October 1929, Page 3 BIGAMY ALLEGED.
Christchurch, this day. A charge of bigamy was made in the Police Court against a Maori, James Wiwi Norton, a traveller, aged 37, of Temuka. He was remanded until October 17. The charge was that having on February 23, 1900, married Annie McDonald at Blenheim, he went through the form of marriage on November 12, Isabell Nicoli Welsh at Christchurch.

Auckland Star, 3 March 1931, Page 5
Timaru, this day. In attempting to negotiate Rangitata River, two men had a narrow escape from drowning. A farmer of Rangitata Island, Mr. Thomas Wade, and an employee, Mr. Neal Page, were proceeding to Temuka for stores, and attempted to cross the river, which was in flood, with two horses. The gig was capsized and washed away, and the occupants had difficulty in making a landing. Finally they were carried ashore on the south bank. No trace has been found of the horses, and probably they were washed to sea.

Sunday 2 July 1933 page 6 Sunday Times, Perth W.A.
John Donnithorne had a brother Russell to goes to school one and a half miles. He is seven and is in 3rd Primer. John is ten. Mary is two and a half and Nannette is seven months old. His father does mixed farming.

Hutt News, 18 October 1933, Page 4
It was announced by Mr A. N. Wallace last week that his successor as postmaster would be Mr A. Leslie, who was at present postmaster of Temuka.

Auckland Star, 11 February 1935, Page 9 TIMARU HIGH SCHOOL APPOINTMENT OF RECTOR.
Timaru, this day. Chosen from thirty-five applicants for the position, Mr. Allan George Tait, B.A., principal of the Dannevirke High School, has been appointed rector of the Timaru Boys' High School in succession to Mr. W. Thomas.

The Australian Women's Weekly Saturday 16 March 1935 p 18
MRS. ROSS BRODIE, of Rangitata, South Canterbury, New Zealand, is continuing her musical studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium. Besides being in great demand as a mezzo-soprano soloist, Mrs. Brodie is well known in New Zealand for her work in connection with the Plunket Society. She was president of the Temuka branch for several years. [Ross Brodie married Alice May McLean in 1921]

Evening Post, 5 April 1935, Page 9
Mr. A. G. Tait, headmaster at Dannevirke High School, has left Dannevirke to take up his new appointment as rector of the Timaru Boys' High School. Mr. Tait was previously a pupil and later a master on the staff of the Timaru School. He was transferred from Timaru to Dannevirke and now has gone back there.

Auckland Star, 19 March 1936, Page 11
What he claims was his 100th birthday was celebrated by Mr. Patrick Lucas Hamilton, who lives near Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, on Tuesday. Mr. Hamiiion, who is still hale and hearty, has retained his faculties to a surprising degree. His hearing is almost unimpaired, and he is still able to read. He was born in County Donegal, Ireland, on St. Patrick's Day, in the reign of William IV. and came to New Zealand in 1870, landing at Lyttelton. Soon afterward he went to Waitohi, near Temuka, and then shifted to his present property, where he has lived-ever since.

Auckland Star, 19 June 1937, Page 18
Timaru, Friday. An Otago pioneer and one of the oldest living Manchester Unity Oddfellows, Mr. Andrew Lidle, to-day celebrated his ninety-fifth birthday with his son at Temuka. Mr. Lidle landed at Port Chalmers 79 years ago and with the exception of a short period in Auckland has lived in the South Island. By 1875 Mr. Liddle had occupied all offices of the Manchester Unity Lodge in Canterbury. In February this year he completed 71 years' membership.

Hutt News, 20 January 1937, Page 5 Postmaster Farewelled
In recognition of the excellent services rendered by the retiring postmaster, Mr. A. Leslie, who has completed 40 years of service with the Post and Telegraph Department, a number of prominent citizens attended a social gathering held in the Council Chamber last Thursday evening at the invitation of the local Chamber of Commerce. The mayor, Mr. J. W. Andrews, on behalf of the residents expressed regret at the loss of. Mr. Leslie from his official position but hoped he would continue to reside in the district in spite of the fact that on behalf of the citizens he had been asked to present him with a travelling bag. Mr Leslie thanked the donors for the gift which he would find very useful. He regretted giving up his public position but he had to move on to make room for others. The public had been very good to him and it had been his experience that one got from the public what one gave and he had always endeavoured to meet the needs of the residents. The happiest relationship had always existed between himself and the public and his staff. He had enjoyed his associations with the Chamber of Commerce and he believed it to be a good policy to be associated with that body as it enabled him to keep in touch with the requirements of the district and often avoided misunderstandings with the Department. He had no intention of leaving Lower Hutt and wished he could be privileged to look down on the valley from the hills in 50 years time and see the great growth of the district. Mr. Leslie said he was proud of the work of the Post and Telegraph Department. It was called on to do many tasks and during his 40 years of service he had never known it to fall down on the job.
    From Cradle to Grave. "It has been said that the Post Office looks after us from the cradle to the grave," said Mr. Leslie. "It touches the public in every phase and at every age of life. Within a few days of its birth every baby has its birth registered' at the Post Office, and in a few years its parents open a savings bank account on its behalf. When the child enters for school examinations the fees are paid at the Post Office, the boy registers his first motor-cycle at the Post Office ,and when he marries the license is issued at the Post Office. When he buys a Government house he fills in the form at the Post Office, and later pays his instalments at the Post Office. He pays his employment fees there, and possibly his insurance premium. He registers his first motorcar there, perhaps later draws his old age pension there, and, last of all, some one else registers his death at the same institution. These, said, Mr Leslie, are only a few of the many services rendered by the Post Office in addition to its particular duties.
    Mr. Leslie joined the P. and T. service at Oamaru as a telegraph messenger on June 1, 1890, and eleven months later was promoted cadet. Appointed a telegraphist on June 1, 1904, he remained at Oamaru until November, 1908 when he was transferred to Queenstown for three months. He returned to Oamaru and on March 1, 1918, was appointed assistant instructor at the boys' telegraph school, resuming the position of telegraphist nine months later. On July 20, 1920, he was promoted senior clerk and telegraphist at Oamaru, and in March 1925 to the position of postmaster at High Street, Oamaru. In August, 1930, he was promoted to postmaster, Temuka, from where, in October 1933 he was transferred to Lower Hutt.

Hutt News, 6 September 1939, Page 5 82nd BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION
The family of Mr. John Lusty, who attained his 82nd year on Saturday, entertained a large number of friends in Tua Rua Hall, in his honour on Saturday night. Mr. Lusty was born in Gloucestershire, England. He left England for New Zealand in 1874 by the sailing ship Merope, commanded by Captain Williams. After a trip of 90 days the ship arrived at Lyttelton. Mr Lusty went to Timaru, where after some years' work as a builder, he went to Nelson, then to Blenheim, and finally to Lower Hutt, where he has lived ever since. He was employed at the Woollen Mills as a carpenter. Mrs. Lusty died two years ago. Mr. Lusty is a very well known identity in the Hutt Valley. He bears his years remarkably well and delights in reminiscences of his past life. Mr. Lusty'.s children are Mesdames A. West, G. Diamond and A. Pocknall, and Messrs. Foster Lusty, Fred Lusty, George Lusty, Gordon Lusty, A. J. Lusty and R. Lusty. Miss Ethel Lusty died many years ago. Mr. Lusty has 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The long supper tables at the gathering presented a springlike appearance, the floral decorations being of golden daffodils and rama-rama, the red and white birthday cake holding pride of place. Mr. Lusty received many congratulations from his friends. The evening was passed pleasantly, dancing being interspersed with games.

Auckland Star, 14 September 1937, Page 5
Mr. L. BUTTERS, of Temuka Borough Council, who has been appointed town clerk to the New Lynn Borough Council.

Hutt News, 1 March 1944, Page 5
Mr. V. J. Bennett, postmaster at Waimate, South Canterbury, will succeed Mr. H. V. Ward as postmaster at Lower Hutt.  

The Canberra Times Thursday 2 November 1939
SMITHY'S OLD "BUS" Crashed in Landing
WELLINGTON (N.Z.), Wednesday.
An old plane of the late Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was badly damaged in a crash near Timaru today, but the pilot escaped with injuries to the head. Boisterous winds interfered with the landing and after three attempts were made the plane crashed into a telephone line.

Evening Post, 8 December 1939, Page 9
Mr. J. S. Scoullar, Who has been stationmaster at Huntly for the past seven and a half years, has been appointed stationmaster at Timaru. He will leave for the south next Thursday.

Evening Post, 28 September 1940, Page 16
The Ven. Archdeacon H. W. Monaghan and Mrs. Monaghan, Timaru, have been advised by cable that their daughter, Miss Marjorie Monaghan, who left Timaru some time ago for England to be trained as a missionary, has left for China, where she will take up her duties.

Evening Post, 15 May 1942, Page 6
Judicial Bench Mr. JUSTICE OSTLER Retiring in October
The Minister of Justice (Mr. Mason) announced this afternoon that the Hon. Mr. Justice Ostler had given formal notice of his intention to retire from the Supreme Court Bench as from October 1 next. Sir Hubert Ostler was born in the Mackenzie Country, Canterbury, in 1876, and is a son of Mr. W. H. Ostler, a runholder there. In 1900 he went to Victoria College, Wellington, where he took his law degree. He was associate to the Chief Justice, Sir Robert Stout, from 1903 to 1907, and for three years subsequently he was editor of the New Zealand Law Reports, practising as a barrister in Wellington. Subsequently he appeared as junior with Sir H. D. Bell, K.C., in the big Te Atau Native land case, and quickly came into prominence in the Law Courts. In 1910 he was offered the appointment of Crown Solicitor and Crown Prosecutor by the late Sir John Salmond, who had been appointed Solicitor-General. He held that position until 1915, when he joined the firm of Jackson, Russell, Tunks, and Ostler, of Auckland. He went to England in 1923 in connection with the Smallfield case in the Privy Council. He was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench in December, 1924. Sir Hubert has made several excursions 'into Central Africa after big game.

Timaru Herald November 14, 2007
The Timaru District Council is standing by its heritage audit that states the Orange Lodge Hall was constructed in 1928, even though a foundation stone gives a date half a century earlier and historian Jeff Elston says he has proof of the 19th century construction. The building was demolished on Monday in spite of warnings to the developer from the Historic Places Trust not to go ahead with the building's destruction. While the council's heritage audit states the building was built in the 20th century, it has been listed in the 1887-1888 Wises directory as a masonic lodge. District planner Andrew Hammond said the audit on the lodge was done in May 1995...

Leaving his stamp on the city
By EMMA BAILEY - The Timaru Herald  9 July 2010
Retiring Timaru architect John Wilson at the Craighead Diocesan auditorium, which he designed.
Retiring architect John Wilson is not completely convinced he has but the region's schools, public buildings and private homes bear witness to his influence after 54 years in the job. "In sixth form there were six of us left and the headmaster said to me, and I suppose Wilson you are going to change the skyline of Timaru.
He left Timaru Technical college and started working for architect John Arthur. After four years there he went to the School of Architecture in Auckland. He came back to Timaru and in 1962 started working with OM Macdonald. He was made a partner in 1973. In 1988 Mr Macdonald retired, leaving Mr Wilson to carry on the firm. During his time he has seen architecture change dramatically, particularly the materials used in building. "A lot of trades have been lost, which is sad. We never used plastic. "Housing is quite different now and I wonder what effect the artificial synthetic products will have on people's health. While older houses are probably colder they were still very well ventilated. "I am not fond of the minimalist approach – I like the finishing touches." He was closely involved in the design of Maori Park Pool and has worked on 65 schools through Mid and South Canterbury including Geraldine and Waimate High Schools and Craighead, Mackenzie and Roncalli Colleges. He also worked on hospitals in the region, including the original Bidwill Hospital. "Most of the school work is budget driven and you can't always do what you want to do and must comply with the Ministry's requirements. Generally speaking when I was working on additions at a school I would look at the existing buildings and try to replicate them. You know it's time to retire when buildings you have designed are pulled down and you design the replacement," Mr Wilson said. "I designed the original Aorangi Stadium and was involved in the new design."

3 July 2010 Timaru District Council is standing by its decision not to publicly tender a $200,000 demolition contract for Maori Park Pool. The aquatic centre is targeted to be commissioned by June 30, 2011 

Timaru Herald 28/09/2011 Blue Mountain Station plan made public
Almost 7000 hectares of pastoral lease land south of the Rangitata River could become freehold, under a tenure review proposal. The proposal would mean that 6935ha were made freehold to Blue Mountain Station and 2500ha would be restored to the Crown as a conservation area. The station's owners will also have to put up 13,650 metres of fencing along the border of the proposed conservation area. The proposal also called for a conservation covenant of 250ha near Andrews Stream. The hill slopes adjacent to this stream make an "important contribution" to the natural character of the waterway, according to a resource report carried out by the Conservation Department in 2005. Parts of the area are visible from Andrews Stream and Orari Gorge and are contiguous with and form an integral part of the Upper Orari River landscape, an area with high scenic and aesthetic value." However, special conditions are proposed to allow the station owners to graze this area at any time with sheep or cattle in association with the adjoining land. The land is to remain unfenced and a new vehicle track is also permitted, subject to resource consent requirements. A covenant is also proposed for three historic huts on the freehold land. The Totara Stream Hut, the Mt Edith Hut and the Hat Spur Hut are considered to have historic and cultural heritage value. Two of the huts are considered archeological sites under the Historic Places Act. Station owners Roddy and Jo Brown were reluctant to comment. Mr Brown said losing 2500ha of land to the Crown would impact on their farm management on the station. Public submissions close on November 22.

The old ways have been bowled wrote Alan Clarke 04/05/2010 Nelson Mail
There were borough councils, county councils, power boards and pest destruction boards, drainage boards, catchment boards, roads boards ... all run by fine, upstanding, civic-minded people and they served on a voluntary basis, or at best for a modest honorarium. In some cases, son followed father followed grandfather on to a particular committee or board. It was largely a male thing. Mum made the scones. As well as sitting round yarning for an hour or two once a month, these good citizens would also get out the shovel or the axe from time to time to ensure ditches and streams remained unblocked and not a hassle in times of flood, or that potholes on minor roads were filled – all part of the service.


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