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Waimate Advertiser 1898 - 1900

Waimate Advertiser May 1898 to Dec.1900
Printed and published by Chas. A. Wilson, at his registered printing office, Rhodes St, Waimate

Saturday May 28 1898     page 4
Healey - At the Hospital, on Friday morning, Bridget, second daughter of the late M. Thyne, in her 32nd year, after a long illness. Deeply regretted.

Inquest    Saturday June 4 1898     pages 1 & 2
An inquest was held at the Waimate Hospital on Thursday afternoon, touching the death of Mary Eleanor Jackson, who died at the hospital on Wednesday. 
The following were sworn as a jury: John Leahy, Samuel Binney, John T. Quinn, J.S. Butcher, Luke Connolly and H. Slee. Maria Jackson, sworn, said she resided at Hunter. On Wednesday morning at nine o'clock she went out to milk the cows. Shortly after the child ran out screaming, her clothes in flames. Rolled child in her own dress and put out the flames, tore off remains of clothes and poured olive oil on burns. Then had her conveyed to the Hospital by Mr John Dodd. The deceased was 4 years and 9 months old and was not dressed at the time of the accident, but was in her night clothes, which were of flannelette. The fire was in the range. H.C. Bradley, sworn, said he was a duly qualified medical practitioner residing at Waimate. .. The jury returned a verdict of "accidental death".  She received every attention, but died at 8 o'clock in the afternoon of the same day. The funeral took place on Friday, and was largely attended. Daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Jackson of Hunter.

Saturday     June 4 1898     page 2
Double Wedding: A very interesting double wedding took place on Wednesday at Heather Downs farm, Hook; the residence of Mr Andrew Smith. The brides were Miss Maggie and Katie Smith, and the bridegrooms Messrs Arthur Slee and Mr Jas. Martin. The Rev. H. Kelly performed the ceremony. The wedding breakfast was laid in a marquee erected in front of the house, and two splendid wedding cakes, one made in Waimate and the other in Timaru. In the evening a number of young folks met in the Hook schoolroom to celebrate the occasion with a dance. 

Marriage     Nov. 12, 1898     page 3
Philip-Dodd Nov. 9th., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. R. Mackie, William, fourth son of William Philip, of Waimate, to Mary Jane (Jeannie), second daughter of John Dodd, Hunter.

Death     Nov. 12, 1898    page 3
Beazley - October 14th, at West plains, near Invercargill, William Henry, the husband of Marion Beazley; aged 41 years.

Local News Nov. 12, 1898    page 4
From a telegram we learn that Mrs Barron, the mother of Mr. J.G. Ward, died at the Bluff on Thursday evening, in her sixty-eighth year. Death was due to paralysis, and that the Hon. J.G. Ward arrived from Wellington only on Wednesday.

Inquest     Nov. 26, 1898   page 3
An inquest was held last evening in the Studholme Junction Hotel touching the death of William Manhire, aged 16 before Mr. W. Coltman, acting coroner. The following were sworn as a jury:-
Messrs Ford, Cornelius, Lindon, Clark, Roberts and Sauer. Mr Ford was chosen as chairman.
Mr Wm. Wakely, sworn, said he was one of the managers of the flaxmill. Worthy Packer sworn, said he was 14 years of age in April next. He was employed at the flaxmill by Allpress and Wakley. Was at work on the 24th. Was with the deceased previous to entering the water. He sank and was the last witness saw of him. Informed Mr Allpress and Mr Clarke at once. Joseph Packer, sworn, said he was 16 years of age and was employed at the flaxmill. He saw the deceased dive off the bank and go along under water about two yards. When he got to the steeps he caught hold of them and rose a little then sank. The water was dark. The bottom could not be seen. Jas. Fogarty, sworn, said he was a contractor residing at Hannaton. Assisted in dragging for the body. Mr. J. Macpherson and two of the flaxmill hands had out a boat and they dragged for an hour. Herbert Clifford Barclay, sworn, said he was a duly qualified medical practitioner. Made an external examination of the body. Death by drowning. Philip F.H. Allpress, sworn said he was one of the managers of the flaxmill at the Waihao. The jury found "That deceased met his death accidentally by drowning,, no blame being attachable to anyone."

Waimate Daily Advertiser,  17 December 1898, Page 2
A fair number of parents and other's assembled in the infant room, to witness the exercises gone through by the children under the direction of, Miss Crawford, These were splendidly done, and were greatly admired. The prizes were then distributed by Mrs Gibson as follows : �

Infant Room Prizes Class I� Merit�
Boys : Victor Colville 1, Hamilton Lindsay 2, Donald Fox 3
Girls : Florence Neal 1, Maggie Sutherland 2, Mabel Reeve 3.
Class II � Boys: Ernest Frame 1, Ernest Baker 2, John White 3
Girls: Victoria Berry 1, Alice Atwill 2, Minnie Maberley and Violet Frame 3
Class III� Boys; Fred. Wood 1, Joe Coulburne 2, Richard Bean 3
Girls : Lily Berry 1, Lucy McPherson 2, Belinde Gilchrist 3, Francis Rickmam 4.
Class IV � Boys : Godfrey Colville 1, Neal Goodson 2, Cyril Clear 9, Thomas Ottley 4;
Girls: Effie Cousins 1, Kathleen Sherwin 2, Mary McEvoy 3, Christina Betten 4, Violet Tregoning 5.
Class V� Boys: Robert Colville 1, Heathcote Mann 2, Willie Hutt 8, Harry Sinclair 4, Robert Symon 5 ;
Girls : Ella Julian 1, May Coulbeck 2, Doris Rickman 8, Era Hendry 4.

Eric Cameron, Albert Eathorne, Willie Fagan, Ed. Williams, Willie Hutt, Heathcote Mann, Alex. Cameron, Willie Lindsay, John Bird, Robert Inkster, Leonard Russell, Norman Hooper, May Coulbeck, Jessie Morgan, Lily Turner, Mabel Hart, Gwennie Ansell, Nelly Sole.

Musical Exercises and Kindergarten Songs.
Boys : Leigh Virtue, Willie Gardyne, John Fox, Cyril Coltman, John McKenzie, Horace Loach, Norman Asquith, Stewart Butler, Albert White.
Girls : Alma Hosking, Nora McEvoy, May Creba, Jane Cochrane, Kate Bean, Ruth Jones, Rhoda Mann, Elsie Dean, Maud Berry, Ivy Manchester, Alice Reeve, Ettie Wilson, Eva Best, Lucy Black, Jean Hamilton, Nellie Rickman, Connie Tomlin, Mary Sole, Minnie Baker.

An adjournment was then made to the large room, at the other end of the school, where the prizes of the standards were given out. Before this, Mr Taylor, chairman of the School Committee, apologised for the absence of Mrs Studholme. She had gone to Christchurch, but she had not forgotten the ceremony. She had written a letter expressing her pleasure at the Inspector's report, and wishing the children and staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The chairman had asked Mrs Gibson, to distribute the prizes - and she had consented. The following is the prize list :

Class Prizes (in order of Merit.)
Standard 1 � Boys: Willie Adams, Willie Hart; girls: Lily McKenzie, Isa Black.
Standard II � Boys : Willie Duckett, James Bird ; girls : Emma Williams, Polly Williams
Standard 111 Boys: : James Cochrane, Russell; girls: Ruth Hardy, Nathalie Hart.
Standard IV � Boys: Charles Stewart, Edgar Clarke ; girls : Carry Williams, Hetty Julian.
Standard V � Boys : Cyril Chamberlain, Harold Bird; girls : Kate Meyer, May Dodd.
Standard VI � Jeannie Thomas (dux), Arnold Virtue, James Rodgers ; girls : Mabel Cockburn, Charles Foweraker, Teenie Park.

Attendance Prizes.
Standard I� Boys : Willie Adams, John Bitchener, Dallas Taylor ; girls Jeannie White.
Standard II �Boys: Arthur Adams, James Bird, Newman Wilson, Harry Thomson, Errol Taylor: girls : Rose Ellen, Fanny Kaan, Annie Morgan, Florrie Wheeler, Maud Mabarley.
Standard III� Boys : George Butcher, James Cochrane, John Cameron, Colin Cameron, Albert Coulbeck, David Wilson, Donald Symon ; girls: Ruth Hardy, Nathalie Hart, Amy Russell, Caroline Miles, Lizzie Miles, Jane Fagan.
Standard IV, Henry Wilson, Edgar Clarke, George Adams ; girls : Carry Williams, Hetty Julian, Annie Cochrane, Mabel Wheeler, Nellie Morgan.
Standard V � Boys: C. Chamberlain, Fraser Cameron, Richard White, Alice White, Alma Lane, May Dodd, Kate Meyer, Maggie Cameron, Isa Smith.
Standard VI � Boys: Robert Taylor; girls: Mabel Cockburn, Ellen Brokenshire, Ethel Adams.
Standard. VII � Boys : Alex. Park ; girls : Chrissie Smith, Grace Turner, Olive Cameron.

Special Prizes.
Standard I � Improvement � Boys: James Hobbs ; Girls : Mabel Kent,
Standard II � Improvement � Charlotte Stewart.
Standard III - Improvement � Sarah Yesberg.
Standard IV � Improvement � Arthur Watts.
Standard V � Merit � Fraser Cameron ; Improvement � Boys : Thomas McDonald ; Girls : Nellie Wilson.
Standard VI � Diligence � Henry Turner
Special prizes were given by the following � Mesdames S. J. Adams, Dowle, Franklin, Misses Spalding, Fairburn, Mr Virtue.

Sewing Prizes.
Standard VI� Mabel Cockburn.
Standard V� K. Meyer's, I. Smith, May Dodd (special). Standard IV� A. Cochrane, E. Hardy.
Standard III� M. Gibson, L. Yesberg, M. Wilson (special). Standard II� L. Lindsay, E. Williams, May Briant (special). Standard I � P. Wilds, 0. Crawshaw.

Standards V and VI� Jeannie Thomas
Standard IV� Mabel Wheeler.

The chairman said there were two extra, prizes to be given that had no connection with the school Work. At last examination for Bible knowledge, two girls were so close up that Mr Pitcaithly promised to give them a prize on future occasion. These were now given and would be presented to Daisy Fowler and Annie Smith. He would ask Mrs Gibson to say a few words to the children. Mrs Gibson expressed her pleasure in giving out these prizes.
Mr Taylor said it was customary to have a programme of songs on the prize day, but owing to the number away from one cause or another this would be dispensed with. Instead he would give them pleasure and the Rev. McKenzie Gibson a surprise by calling upon that gentleman to say a few words. Mr Gibson said he was much taken by surprise. He came under the distinct understanding that there were to be no speeches. He had the greatest and profoundest sympathy with children in a time like this, and he felt it was not fair to keep them. Nevertheless it was a great pleasure to him ,to be there, and to congratulate the children and Mr Pitcaithly and staff on the result of their work.

Mr Taylor said he would say a few more words to the children. Many of them were probably coming there for the last time. They would be leaving to take their part in the battle of life, and they would lose their hold on the old school altogether, but he asked them never to forget the lessons they had learnt. It was a great and solemn stage in their lives, and he would like to say to them that the secret of success consisted in having some definite object in view. It was a fine thing to be a good footballer, cricketer, or tennis player, but those things might be termed the luxuries of life. He related a story of some boys who were dissatisfied with their Christmas pudding, and started to make one richer, but forgot to put in the flour. They then put in some cement to bind it together, and exchanged it for one of their grandmother's. If they forgot the definite aim of their lives, these would be like the, boys' pudding � a failure. He was, chairman of the School Committee this year, hut he might not be next year, so he would impress upon them that the aim of their lives should be to glorify God. Ambition and getting on were all very well, but if they made everything subservient to their duty to God, their lives, would be of greater use. On behalf of the School Committee and on his own behalf, he wished them the compliments of the season, and that they would thoroughly enjoy the six weeks' holiday granted them. He also thanked the visitors for encouraging the staff by their presence at the ceremony.

Inquest     Jan. 7 1899
An inquest was held at the hospital yesterday, touching the death of Richard Powell. The following were sworn as a jury: Messrs Mathias, Akhurst, A. Jones, R.E. Boyd, W.J. Black and Atwill. Mr Mathias was chosen as foreman.

Death: Williams - On the 2nd January, at his residence, Waitaki North (Glenavy), Wm Joseph Williams in his 67th year is a gentleman who will be greatly missed in that district. Previous to residing at Waitaki North, 24 years ago, he lived at the Cape. He interested himself in local affairs, and it was he who had a cemetery laid out at Waitaki North, and consecrated by Bishop Julius. Now he is the first to occupy the new cemetery. Mr. Williams, who held a commission as Justice of the Peace, was a brother to Mrs. Chute and Mrs. Tee, of Waimate. The Waimate Advertiser Jan. 7 1899.

Death Notice     Feb 18 1899
HALL - At Whitecliffs, on February 7th, Annie, wife of Rowland Hill and daughter of Mrs Drayton, Waimate

Waimate Advertiser March 11 1899
Obituary- Genuine regret was felt throughout Waimate on Tuesday when it was made known that by the Vancouver mail news arrived of the death of Mr Alpheus Hayes, of Centrewood. This sad event occurred on the 3rd Jan., the cause of death being typhoid fever, complicated towards the latter end with scurvy. Mr Hayes was taken ill about the beginning of November, 1898, and not getting any better he was on the 17th Dec. removed to St Mary's Hospital. Dawson City, under the charge of Mr. John R. Whitelaw, who formed one of the little crowd of New Zealanders who left this country for the Klondyke goldfields about 12 months ago and accompanied Mr Hayes throughout the journey, Mr Whitelaw appears on this sad occasion to have behaved with all the humanity and friendly care that could be exhibited. During his illness Mr Hayes was attended by Dr Macfarlane, an Edinburgh physician of high standing. Two house surgeons were also present at the end, and that it is certain that all possible was done, but without avail. The body was interred in the Methodist cemetery on Jan. 6th. Unfortunately Mr D. Henderson, who accompanied Mr Hayes from Waimate, was during this time living at Stewart 70 miles from Dawson, so that he had no actual friend with him at the last. Mr Hayes was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1847. He was educated in that city and afterwards went to Montreal to study for the ministry. Ill-health compelled him to leave Canada and he went to Glasgow, studying there and at Greenock for a year. In 1871 he came to New Zealand in the Wild Deer, and secured employment at the Rangitata bridge. His knowledge of timber soon obtaining him a good positioned.  He was often sent to Waimate Bush, and he went there at the end of 1871 and started sawmills.  He succeeded well till 1878 when the bush fire threw him back greatly. However, he kept the business going and also opened mills at Mabel Bush in Southland and branch businesses in Timaru and Ashburton. He kept a brigantine and a schooner running timber from the south. Later on he sold out of the timber business and took to farming, dividing his attention between his runs at Centrewood, Waimate, and Normanvale, Hakataramea. At the end of February, 1893, Mr Hayes left Waimate on a trip to Canada, intending to go from thence to Klondyke, and return in May, 1899, but providence ordered otherwise. Mr Hayes was a prominent figure in local Borough and County Councils, a member of the Waimate High School Board and other local bodies. He was also chairman of the Timaru Harbour Board at the time of his departure. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church, a Mason, and was an enthusiastic sportsman. He had twice unsuccessfully contested the Waimate seat at the General Election. The late Mr Hayes leaves a widow. two daughters, and five sons, and the greatest sympathy is felt for then in their great trouble. Confirmatory news of his death has been received through the Masonic Lodge from one of the fraternity belonging to a Manitoba Lodge, who was on the field. Book.

Inquest     Saturday April 29, 1899 page 1
An inquest was held on Monday morning at the Studholme Junction Hotel touching the death of Cuthbert Harold Walker, who was shot at Wainono Lagoon on Sunday, April 23rd while duck shooting. Mr W. Coltman acted as coroner. The following were sworn as a jury:- Messrs W.J. Black, L. Toohers, H.E. Mann, Robert Clarke, D. Lowe, W.A. Osborne. Mr Black was elected foreman. Alfred Walker, sworn, said he was a carpenter residing at Waimate. The body shown to the jury was that of his son, Cuthbert Harold Walker. He was 18 years old on 27th Feb. last. ...The jury are of the opinion that Ernest Hunt, 19 years of age, and was a stable boy did everything possible under the circumstances.

Marriage     Saturday May 6 1899 
- On 18th April, at the residence of the bride's parents, Waimate by the Rev. A.V. Morrison, Peter, eldest son of D. Grant, of Hinds, to Barbara, fourth daughter of P. Cockburn, Waimate.

Local News     May 13 1899
An inquest was held at the Empire Hotel, Timaru on Thursday, touching the death of W.P. Grant, who was found dead in a bedroom of the hotel the previous morning. Dr. Thomas made a post mortem examination of the body and found that death had been caused by an aneurism or dilated artery which burst. The funeral, which left the Empire Hotel on Friday for the cemetery, was largely attended. He was 42 years of age, and leaves a widow to mourn his loss.

Birth     Saturday, May 20, 1899  page 3
On Wednesday, May 17th, the wife of W.L. Scott, Esq., of a daughter.

Funeral Notice     June 24, 1899  page 3
The friends of Mr Joseph Maberley, Snr. are respectfully informed that the funeral of his late wife, Ann Eliza, will leave the residence of Mr Wm. Knight, Main North Road, to-morrow (Sunday), at 1.30 p.m. for the Cemetery.
Alex. Philip. Undertaker.

July 1 1899
GIBSON - On June 30th, 1899, at the Waimate Hospital, Elizabeth, relict of the late Jas. Gibson, Hunter, aged 14 years. 

The friends of the late Mrs Eliz. Gibson are respectfully informed that her Funeral will leave Waimate Hospital, at 9 a.m., on Sunday, 2nd inst., for the Timaru Cemetery. 
Geo. W. Collett, Undertaker, Waimate

Death Notice     July 6 1899
DOOLEY - On July 5th, at the Waimate Hotel. Peter Dooley, aged 60 years. R.I.P.

Funeral Notice
The Friends of the late Mr Peter DOOLEY are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave the Waimate Hotel on Friday, the 7th inst. at 7.15 a.m., for the Requiem Mass at St Patrick's Church, and thence to the Railway Station. The Funeral will leave Oamaru Railway Station at 11 a.m. for the cemetery.
George W. Collett. Undertaker, Naylor Street. 

Saturday 22 July 1899
In the Estate of the late P. Dooley are to be paid forthwith to Mr W.M. Hamilton, Solicitor, Waimate, who is hereby authorised to received and give receipts for moneys paid.
For self and co-executor, Michael McGoverin, Executor.

Saturday July 8th 1899

In Loving Memory of
Spencer NOAKES,
Who sweetly fell asleep in Jesus.
June 28th, 1899, aged 66.

I've bid the world a glad farewell,
I've done with suffering now.
And never more one passing grief
Shall shade my peaceful brow.
I've reached at length my native land,
The place I truly love,
Clad in my Savior's spotless robe,
I've joined the Host above

Funeral Notice     July 11 1899
The friends of Mr Wm. Bowles are respectfully informed that the Funeral of his late wife, Mary Jane PAGET, will leave his residence, Hook Road, to-morrow, at 2 p.m. for the Wesleyan Church thence to the Cemetery.
Alex. Philip, Undertaker, Shearman Street.

Marriage     July 15 1899
WAKE-HARDY - On Thursday, July 6th, at St. Augustine's Church, Waimate, by the Rev. McKenzie Gibson. Hugh Godfrey Wake, of Hokitika, to Lillian Isabel, second daughter of John Hardy, Waimate. No cards.

Inquiry     28 Dec. 1899
An inquest was held at the Glencoe Hotel, Glenavy. The body of John Henderson, who was accidentally killed by a fall when thrown from his sulky. Major Kendell, Coroner, yesterday presided at the inquest, the following being sworn in to act as jury. W.J. Richards, A. Pelvin, A. Wilkie and Charles Kennedy. W.J. Richards was chose foreman.
    Rueben Kelly, sworn in, said he was crossing the Bridge from Glenavy Tuesday evening, when he found the sulky belonging to Mr Henderson on the bridge and was lying on its side. Further on he found deceased, who ask the witness to lift him up. Kelly asked him who he was, to which he answered "I am John Henderson returning from Oamaru." Witness lifted him into an easy position and went for assistance. He came back with Robert Smith, who assisted witness to place deceased on a railway trolley. As they lifted him he expired without speaking further. It is supposed the deceased was thrown near Hiderthrope and was dragged the whole distance to the bridge. His hat and rug were lying on the road near Hiderthrope. Deceases clothing were worn through on the back and were pulled up to his head indicating the reins were caught around his feet. There is a large wound in the back of his head and a fractured skull which later was the cause of death.

Obituary      Thursday Dec. 28 1899 page 3
After a long illness, there passed away yesterday evening on of Waimate's oldest residents in the person of Mr Frederick Hughes. The deceased gentleman first came to Melbourne about 45 years ago, and joined in the gold rush to Bendigo and Ballarat. His successes in Victoria led him to come to New Zealand and take part in the rush to Dunstan. He ultimately started in business in Dunedin in partnership with Mr. Leonard Price. The latter gentleman retired from the firm to settle in this district, and was later rejoined by Mr. Hughes, who came to manage his former partner's affairs in Waimate. This was 35 years ago. The relationship then continued till eight years ago, Mr. Hughes took over Mr Price's interest. About nine months ago Mr Hughes retired from business altogether. The deceased gentleman was born in Bristol, and was educated at the Blue Coast School, London, in which town he served his apprenticeship. He was a man of sterling character, his honour and uprightness being justly esteemed by all those who came intimately in contact with him. His familiar figure will be missed by the residents of the town, and much sympathy will be felt for the wife and all who morn his loss.

Death     Thursday Jan. 11 1900 page 1
Taylor-On the 10th inst., at her residence, Leonard street, Isabella Lyon, beloved wife of D.A. Taylor, aged 35.

The Brethren of St. Augustine's Lodge are requested to Meet at the Lodge on Friday, 12th inst., at 3 p.m. to attend the funeral of the late Mrs Taylor.
J. Sinclair,

Funeral Notice      Thursday Jan. 11 1900    page 2
The friends of Mr D.A. Taylor are respectfully informed that the funeral of his late wife, Isabella Lyon, will leave his residence, Leonard Street, at 3.30 pm. tomorrow (Friday) for the Waimate Cemetery.
Alex. Philip,

Funeral Notice      Thursday Jan. 11 1900
The friends of Mr Robert Smith are respectfully informed that the funeral of his funeral will leave his late residence, Mill Road, at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) for the Waimate Cemetery.
Alex. Philip

Saturday, March 10, 1900
Very great sympathy is expressed with Rev. Arthur Fowler (curate of St. Augustine's) at the death of his sister, the news of whose decease reached Waimate by Thursday's mail.

Tuesday, March 13, 1900
Marriage -Studholme-Johnstone - On February 27th, at the Holy Trinty Church, Avonside, by the Rev. Canon Pascoe, Paul, fourth son of the late Michael Studholme, of The Waimate, South Canterbury, to Ida Gertrude, fifth daughter of the late Thomas Masterman Hardy-Johnstone, of Trimulgherry, Christchurch.

Thursday, April 26, 1900
Marriage. KEEN-PAGE On April 17th at St. Augustine's Church, by the Rev. McKenzie Gibson, Robert, eldest son of Mr Henry Keene, ____ House, Oamaru, to Francis, daughter of Mr. Thos. Page, farmer, Waimate.

Funeral Notice  Thursday May 3rd 1900
The friends of the late Mr Wm. Giles Tomlin are respectively informed that his funeral will leave his residence, Harris Street, tomorrow (Friday) for the St Augustine's Church, thence to the cemetery.
Alex Philip, Furnishing Undertaker

Funeral Notice  Thursday June 14 1900
The friends of the late Mrs Julia Pound are respectfully informed that her funeral will leave her late residence, Belt Street, this day (Thursday) the 14th inst., at 1.30 p.m., for the Catholic Church, and thence to the cemetery.
Geo. W. Collett, Undertaker, Naylor Street, Waimate

Thanks June 23 1900
The sons of the late Mrs Tully, and Mr and Mrs Gawley? desire to return their THANKS to all their kind neighbours and friends who sympathized with them in their late and bereavement.

Thanks July 7 1900
I desire to return my SINCEREST THANKS to Dr Barclay, the Hospital Matron and Nurses for their attention to me while under their care. I could not have been better treated. Mrs G. Black, Waimate July 6th 1900

12 July 1900, Page 2
Mr R W. Hutt, tailor, has a fine display of cloths at his shop in Queen street. Those wanting suite for winter or spring wear cannot do better than visit Mr Hutt's shop.

Funeral Notice 14th July 1900
The friends of the late Archibald Currie are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave the Waimate Hospital, this day, (Saturday) the 14th inst., at 2 p.m. for the Waimate cemetery. 
George W. Collett
Undertaker, Naylor Street.

St Andrews  July 21st1900
A very pretty wedding took place in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, 18th inst., when Mr Geo. Wells was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Ellen Adamson, the only daughter of Mr M. Adamson, "The Cray," Lower Otaio. The Rev. Mackie performed the ceremony. Miss Keddie acted as bridesmaid. 

26 July 1900 Death 
Osborne - On Tuesday, July 24 at Waimate, Rachel Sarah, the beloved wife of Walter A. Osborne, in her 87th year. Funeral Notice. The funeral will leave her late residence, St. Augustine street, for the Timaru cemetery at 9 a.m. this day.

August 21 1900
Death. Richard - On Aug 17th at Waimate, John (Jack), the dearly beloved and only son of Thomas and Mary Richard; aged 28 years. "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away."

Sept. 4th 1900
Thanks. Mrs Freeman and family thank all friends for the cordial reception given on Tuesday last to their son, Trooper T. Freeman.

Thursday September 6th 1900
The Trooper Butler (3rd Contingent) mentioned as having been killed in action at Winburg was a resident of Waimate, working for some time for Mr. A. Rattray, Hook.

Death. McLeod: At the Waimate Hospital on Sept. 5th, William McLeod, in 66th year. Deeply regretted.

Funeral Notice. The friends of the late 
William McLeod are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave the residence of Mr John Cameron, Cameron St, on Friday, the 7th inst., at 3 p.m. for the Waimate cemetery.
G.W. Collett   Undertaker, Naylor Street

Obituary page 3
Yesterday there passed one of Waimate's oldest settlers, and one who was universally esteemed for his sterling qualities, in the person of William McLeod, the well-known butcher of this town. As a token of respect to the deceased the flags in town were flown half-mast high. The late Mr McLeod suffered a long illness and his death did not come as a surprise but all in the town, to whom deceased had long been a familiar figure expressed genuine sorrow at his demise. The late Mr McLeod landed in Port Chambers in 1862 in the ship ?Jalab. He came came on to Station Peak as shepherd, and after being there a year, he, in company with Mr Rupert Cameron, went to Otago. Returning after another year, he entered the employ of the late Mr Michael Studholme as shepherd, a position of head shepherd, which he ably occupied until he left to enter on his own account, the business he held till his death. In buying or selling stock, his capabilities could scarcely be excelled in New Zealand. Deceased took no prominent part in public affairs, but was ever ready to assist in any deserving cause. Deceased had never married. He had no enemies, and his many friends throughout the Waimate district will deplore his loss.

Saturday September 8th pg 2
The funeral of the late Wm. McLeod was very well attended yesterday. many of the old identities followed the remains to the Waimate cemetery, representatives of every class in the community being present. The pall bearers were Messrs Donald Ross, Frank Drayton, J. O'Brien, W. Goldstone. Mr J. McLeod, half brother of deceased was present. The Rev. A.S. Morrison conducted the service at the grave.

September 8th Saturday
Funeral Notice. The friends of the late Mr John GREEN are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave his residence, Makikihi, tomorrow (Sunday), at 11 a.m. for the Waimate cemetery.
Alex. Philip,
Furnishing Undertaker Shearman Street.
Mr John Green, an old resident in the Hunter district, died on Thursday last. He had been ailing for some time.

Nurse Bird, of Waimate has been offered and accepted the position of nurse at the Riverton Hospital at a salary of 50 a year.

September 22 1900
Death. Hunt. At Waimate, on the 21st September, Mrs Sarah Hunt, aged ?0 years and 5 months. Deeply regretted.

Funeral Notice.
The friends of the late Mrs Sarah HUNT, are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave the residence of Mr D. ?Reedse on ?Hoch Road, at 1.45 at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday), for St. Augustine's Church, thence to the Cemetery.
Alex. Philip, Undertaker. 

October 4 1900
Funeral Notice
The friends of Mr and Mrs Thomas Knight are respectfully informed that the Funeral of their late Son, Thomas Edward, will leave the Hospital, at 1 p.m.. for St. Augustine's Church, thence to the Waimate cemetery.
Alex. Philip, Undertaker, Shearman St. 

October 6 1900
Funeral Notice
The friends of Mr Harry ATTEWELL are respectfully informed that the Funeral of his late infant Son, will leave his residence, Butcher's Lane, at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow for St. Augustine's Church, thence to the Waimate cemetery.
Alex. Philip, Undertaker

October 11 1900
A few particulars regarding our hospital. The total number of patients during the year was 132, and with those under treatment on the 31st March, 1899, a total of 146 was reached. Of these, 131 were discharged and six died, leaving nine under treatment on the 31st March, 1900.
    The total collective days in Hospital was 3689 days, and the individual average days' stay 25.27. The daily average cost per head was 6s 7 �d, and of this patients paid 5s 10 �d. There were fifty-two individual cases of outdoor patients, who attended 229 times.
    The following are the countries which patients belonged:
England 21
Scotland 16
Ireland 27
New Zealand 67
Australian colonies 6
One from each: Isle of Man, Norway, Austria, Mauritius, Norway, Wales, Germany, America

October 18 1900 page 3
A perfect downpour started yesterday morning, and insisted, without intermission, all day - a very unfortunate circumstance on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Alice Manchester to Mr J.W. Allen, of Christchurch. The ceremony took place in St. Paul's Wesleyan Church, Waimate, and the building was packed, hundreds having to stand outside. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. J. Blight, assisted by the Rev. G. Barclay. As the bridal party entered the Church, the hymn, "The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden," was sung by the choir. There were three bridesmaids" Miss Lily Manchester. Misses Daisy Dailey and Ethel Manchester. As the party left the church, the "Wedding March" was played by Mrs W.J. Dailey, who officiated at the organ. Mr John Manchester returned thanks, on behalf of his daughter. Gifts and donors listed.... 

October 20 1900
Marriage. Allen-Manchester. At St. Paul's Wesleyan Church, Waimate on October 17, by the Rev. J. Blight. assisted by the Rev. Geo. Barclay.  John Candlish Allen, third son of W. Sheperd Allen, Esq., of Annandale, Piako, Auckland, to Alice Matilda, eldest daughter of John Manchester, Esq., of Waimate.

November 6 1900 page 3
With Apologies to Bismarck
The sun rose red o'er all the world,
    the moon had set and flown,
The wind was hushed, the ocean still,
    the awful news was known.
With several caocus meetings the foot-
    paths thick were lined.
For in the sky these words appeared
    "Five councillors have resigned."

Then the rain came down in torrents,
    the Waihao burst its bounds,
There was a run on the corner bank of
    several hundred pounds,
Leaders and letters in the ___ a
    peared, the ratepayers to blind,
And Kruger left for Holland, for "Five
    councillors had resigned."

Then mothers seized their babies, and
    fled to Hakataramea,
A yawning earthquake swallowed up 
    every Waimate volunteer,
The Town Hall, it went up in pops, no
    pieces should they find,
And Kelcy's Bush went off the slate for 
    "Five councillors had resigned."

That night our dead Rough Rider, re-
    turned with carpet bag,
And on the ruins of our waterworks,
    he stuck his Boer flag;
And there alone he smokes his pipe,
    and whispers to the wind,
" 'Tis very lonely here at night, since 
    those councillors resigned."

Perchance in other happier days, when
    people could not read,
Less fatal the result had been, of
    C_______'s dreaded deed;
Perhaps a stronger race of men would
    mutter "Never mind,
The town can get on just as well,
    'through those councillors have resigned."


November 6 1900 page 3
Death has of late been busy in our midst. Most of those who have been gathered in have been of ripe years, they have had their share of this earth's turmoil and to them the last sleep means but a well earned rest. But to one who passed away yesterday, life was just unfolding. We refer to Frederick Charles Drayton, a well known Waimate boy, who died at the early age of 26. Born in Oamaru, be came to Waimate with his parents while very young. After having attended Waimate District High School till the age of 16, he entered the employ of Mr Robert Inkster, tailor, of the town. He served his apprenticeship in his employ, and after having been seven years at his trade he left to take a good position in Christchurch, amidst general regret at his departure, But the dread New Zealand disease, consumption, seized upon him and after an absence of only three years he returned a couple of months ago, to die.

Funeral Notice.
The friends of Mrs Drayton are respectfully informed that the Funeral of her Son, Frederick Charles, will leave her residence, North Road, tomorrow, at 2 p.m. for St. Augustine's Church, thence to the Waimate cemetery.
Alex. Philip, Undertaker

Death. Drayton - On Monday, November 5th, at the residence of Mrs Drayton, Frederick Charles, fifth son the late Alfred Drayton. Aged 26. Deeply regretted.

November 8th page 2
Mrs Drayton and family desire to thank the Waimate Band, the Oddfellows' Lodge, and all friends who so kindly showed sympathy with them in their bereavement.

November 8th page 2
The funeral of the late Mr Fred Drayton took place yesterday afternoon and was very largely attended. The service at St Augustine's and at the grave were conducted by the Rev. McKenzie Gibson. The Waimate Brass Bad, of which the deceased was formerly a member, attended and played the "Dead March in Saul" on the road to the church and cemetery. Returning they played the "Farewell March,"...

November 13 1900
Funeral Notice.
The friends of Mr Albert DAVIES, of Redcliff, are respectfully informed that the Funeral of his late Daughter, Sarah Amelia, will leave his town residence, Rhodes Street, at 2 p.m. Thursday next, for St. Augustine's Church, thence to the cemetery.
Alex. Philip, Furnishing Undertaker

November 15 1900
Mr George Sumpter
, an old resident of Oamaru, died on Sunday night. He was for many years a member of the Otago Provincial Council, and had filled the offices of Mayor of Oamaru, Chairman of the Harbour Board, and commanded the North Otago volunteers.

November 22 1900
Funeral Notice.
The friends of the late Mr Frank DAVIS ROBERTS, are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave his late residence, Upper Hook, at 2 p.m. on Saturday next, November 24th, for St. Augustine's Church, thence to the Cemetery. 
Alex. Philip, Undertaker. Shearman Street.

November 27 1900
I have started Business in Waimate as Undertaker, Cabinetmaker and upholsterer. John Moore, Junr.

December 15 1900
Waimate District High School Annual Prize Giving.

Inquest December 27, 1900
Drowning Fatality at Waimate. 
The inquest was held on Monday in the Waimate Hotel by Mr G.H. Graham, J.P., into the death of Denis Murphy, which occurred on Sunday, the 23rd inst. The following were sworn in as a jury: Messrs Crawshaw, Williams, W, Manchester, A. Inkstor, E. George and Dockerell. Mr Crawshaw was chosen foreman.
    After the jury had viewed the body, evidence was taken as follows: 
Patrick Murphy, labourer, living at Upper Hook, was the father of the deceased, Denis Murphy. Saw him last on Sunday morning. Shortly before nine o'clock, at his house. He left with his mother, sister and brother to go to the Waimate eleven o'clock mass. Never saw him alive afterwards. Next saw him dead at the Waimate Hotel at none p.m. Deceased enjoyed good health and did not drink. His life was insured for 200. He was eighteen years of age on December 14, 1900, and was unmarried. He lived and worked for Mr Englebrecht, Upper Hook, and did not come home at night. 
    Lawrence Fogarty, the next witness resided with his parents at Norton Settlement. He was nearly seventeen years of age and knew deceased well. Saw him at St Patrick's church on Sunday morning at eleven o'clock and again at 12.30 p.m., when the two left the church together. They went to Martian Hickey's house, on the Timaru Road, and had dinner, about 12,45 p.m., they left for witness' parents' house, where Dennis Murphy's mother was to meet him. On their way over, Murphy said it was a hot day, and witness suggested a swim. There were five present -deceased and witness, and Phillip and James Hickey and Edward Murphy. and all agrees going to a waterhole in Turner's section, Norton Reserve. Witness and deceased then went into the water in a dam. Deceased crossed the dam, which was half-a chain wide. twice, and coming back the third time, he went down. Thought he had dived and took no notice. On reaching the bank, James Hickey said there was something wrong with Denis Murphy. Witness swain to where deceased went down and dived. Felt him with his right foot. He was lying on the bottom. On rising to the top witness struggled to the bank with difficulty. Was a poor swimmer and could do nothing to help Murphy, who was lying in 9ft of water. Hickey suggested going to fetch Mr Hoskins who lived nearest. Mr Hoskins brought a rope, which he fastened to his own body, entering the water which witness held the rope. Just at this time, W. Turner came, stripped and got into the water as soon as possible. After a time he recovered the body and brought it to the bank... The dam was four or five chains long. The water was warm, but the sun was not very strong. .. It was a quarter of an hour before the body was taken out. Turner and Hoskins tried to restore life, but there was none remaining in the body. Herbert Clifford Barclay, duly qualified medical practitioner, Waimate, deposed to having made an external examination of the body on Sunday...Constable O'Halloran gave evidence as having brought the body to town where it was examined by Drs Barclay and Cruickshank. Went to Norton Reserve in company with the Rev. Father Regnault....

Furnishing Undertaker
(Opposite Hospital)
Lowest possible Prices, combined with respectability.
Memorial wreaths and every mortuary requisite.

Sanitary Undertaker
All kinds of polished and covered coffins made on the most modern principles.
Reasonable Charges.
A choice Assortment of wreaths, shades, tables, &c.

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The Star  ( Christchurch newspaper)
Waimate, March 16 1882  page 3
 A dastardly outrage was perpetrated here this morning. The shop of Alexander Maxwell, saddler and horse cover maker, was found covered in tar, the signs on the front and side of the building, and the painting of a horse collar, being completely obliterated. The building is in a fearful mess, and considerable expense and time will be required to put things straight again. Maxwell is a quite, inoffensive man, but spite is supposed to be the cause of this disgraceful act. This afternoon John Green, a rival horse cover maker, was arrested on suspicion of having committed the deed. He was remained until Wednesday.

The Star Tuesday February 1 1887 page 3
A man named George Turner, employed on the Hakateramea station, was gored to death by a bull on Saturday. Mr Beswick, Coroner, and Sergeant Gilbert, of Waimate, left yesterday for the scene of the accident, and an inquest was to be held on the remains of the unfortunate man.

The Star Tuesday February 1 1887 page 3
An inquest was held at Timaru on Saturday afternoon, before the Coroner, Mr J.S. Beswick, and a jury of six, on the body of Herbert Anderson, a child of six weeks old, who died last Friday morning. After hearing the evidence of the father, mother, and Dr Lovegrove, who made the post mortem, the jury returned a verdict that the child was accidentally suffocated.

"Christchurch Press" Wednesday 20 August 1930  Obituary
Mr Peter MARTIN age 75 of Waimate
The death occurred at Waimate of Mr Peter Martin age 75 a well known and highly respected resident of North Otago. Mr Martin was born in Wigtonshire and came to NZ in 1873. For a few years he resided at Milton and for some time was employed at Elderslie and on the Awamoa Estate. He later followed farming pursuits at Deborah (near Oamaru) where he resided for over 20 years. he was a life member of the North Otago Agricultural & Pastoral Ass. and always took a very keen interest in its affairs. he was a prominent horse judge and in this capacity judged at many shows throughout NZ taking him as far as Melbourne. Mrs Martin predeceased him 5 years ago. He is survived by a brother and 5 sons and 2 daughters.