Observer, Volume 9, Issue 550, 13 July 1889, Page 18
Uur much-respected and highly-eßteemed horseman, Murdoch McKinnon, is again in our mid3t, enjoying a short holiday. Mr Morgan.who is another accomplished horseman, is at present here having a very high time much to the discomfort of the pigeons and pheasants which abound in our locality. John M. Guilding and F. E. Harrison are to the fore with a grand skating carnival. Your correspondent will furnish a report of same for next issue. Several of our ladies are busy preparing dresses for the event. How is trade at the settler's since they have cleared the boys out? * How foolish J.M. looked when M.W. took Miss C. from the rink. The champion mean man of Whangarei made an engagement to take a young lady to a promenade concert lately, and left her waiting at the corner for him while he went there himself, until W.D. came to the rescue. N.G.M. looks quite woebegone lately, and even the 'bus horn seems to have quite a mournful sound ; is it owing to the widow having taken her departure ? Get up, darkey. rv^'^'J 81^ a J iß s lately t0 Avar's Valley, lhe O.M. caught him very busy with pen and paper, trying to solve the problem as to the cost of love in a cottage.