Manawatu Times , Issue 7590, 21 November 1902, Page 4
(Per Press Association.) Whangabei, Thursday. Wilbert Cleary's Puhipuhi store, including a butcher's shop and post office, were completely destroyed by fire. The loss was £500 and there were no insurances.
Aijcklaxd, Thursday. At the Supreme Court Myra Taylor the married woman of the Thames, was charged with an attempt to murder her former love;, Michael Whelan, on the eve of his marriage. Accused pleaded not guilty. Whelan gave evidence describing the attack upon him dressed in a man's clothes with revolver on the night of August 26th outside his mother's house. Accused watched the witness during his evidence with a cynical expression. He admitted that accused had lent him money, but never as much as £20.