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I FROM OUB OWST COBBBBPONDEMT. | Monday, June 22. Yesterday forenoon, Mr. Schafer, the well known traveller, arrived at the Tavistoek Hotel overland from Wellington. He left that city on the 4fch June, and has walked most of the way, as is his custom. The bad weather detained him at several places on the road, but he reached the hospitable residence of Messrs. Hunter on Sunday week, where he stopped the night, and the next day was kindly brought on by them to ! Wallingford. Here he was detained four days by the heavy rains, and on the fifth day attempted to reach Waipukurau ; but the country was so flooded near Motuotaraia that, after being four hours in the -water and nearly drowned, he had to return to the Bridge Inn at nightfall. On Saturday he reached Mr. Nelson's, at Arlington, where | he was most kindly received and yesterday came on here. Our host at the Tavistoek,' with his usual liberality,, not only entertained Mr. Schafer gratuitously, but gave him a trifle to forward him on his road, as the unfor- | tunate traveller had lost what money he bad, and most of his spare things, whilst struggling in the water the other day. He is at present the guest of Mr. Russell at Mount Herbert, and proceeds to Napier to-morrow, staying one night with Mr. Williams, of Te Aute. The Maori mailman, who happened to pass while Mr. Schafer was stuck in the water, unable to get on, asked £,1 to cany him over on his horse, and would not help him for less. A Maori passing was also asked for assistance, but after examining the contents of Mr. Schafer's pockets, declined all help unless he gave him money, of which he had none ;»t the time to give. The offer of his valuable compass, and a pair of new boots were not sufficient-— he continued to demand money, and then went on his way. During bis stay at a village, not 50 miles away, Mr. Schafer was charged £l 14s. 6d. which exhausted all his moans, and he was allowed to proceed on his journey during the late inclement weather on toot — the loan of a horse which he asked from the innkeeper to carry him through the water, some three miles off, being refused. [Through some mistake, the above did not reach us in time for Tuesday's publication, as was intended.] Slaughter-House. — Tenders for renting the slaughter-house, are to be in by Monday next.

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WAIPUKURAU., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 12, Issue 955, 27 June 1868

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WAIPUKURAU. Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 12, Issue 955, 27 June 1868