NEWS TRANSCRIPTS 1890's (listed in date order)
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IW County Press 04/01/1890. Petty Sessions
James Arnold, of Cowes, was summoned for assaulting Frederick Hamilton, who stated that on the 24th ult. he was on Shooters-hill when defendant came along and, without any provocation being given, struck him a violent blow on the eye.  - Defendant said complainant accused him of slandering his mother and struck the first blow;  Complainant denied this;  The Chairman said there were six previous convictions against defendant.  The Bench fined him 10s. with 9s. costs.

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IW County Press 31/05/1890, An Interesting Event - Niton
On Wednesday last, Mrs Peach, of Rectory-road, Niton, presented her husband with triplets - two girls and a boy. The latter has since died, but the others are doing well.

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IW County Press 30/08/1890. Fatal Burning - Ryde

The girl Alice Wade, who was severely burnt a fortnight since through her clothes catching fire and was removed to the infirmary, died there yesterday morning.

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IW County Press 30/08/1890. Fatal Accident - Ryde
We hear that the Northern Accident Insurance Company, have through their local agent (Mr F.Farrand of the the Ryde Gasworks), paid 500pounds to Mrs Trim, widow of the late Mr E.Trim, who met with his death through accidentally falling down the steps at the County Cricket Ground, Shanklin.

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IW County Press 3/1/1891. Ryde
Mr J.Gutteridge, formerly a well-known tradesman of Cross-street, died last week at the residence of his son, in London.

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IW County Press 3/1/1891. Ventnor
Col, Fenn of Danebury-villas, is leaving Ventnor to take command of the regimental district of Halifax, Yorkshire.

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IW County Press 4/4/1891. Athletics
Mr Charley Burt, the celebrated Island athlete and champion hurdle racer, added another to his long list of honours on Monday last, when he won the 120 yards hurdle race held in connection with the sports at Dean Park Cricket Ground, Bournmouth. There were 12 competitors, amongst whom were several formidable opponents. Mr Burt is to be warmly congratulated upon this addition to his long list of brilliant achievements.

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IW County Press 13/06/1891. County Petty Sessions
Mary Elizabeth McFarlane , 12 years old, of Cowes, who was last week convicted of simple larceny, was now ordered to be sent to the Dorset Industrial School for three years, the Chairman saying he hoped she would be a good girl there.

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IW County Press 22/08/1891. Ventnor.
A little boy named Thomas, son of Mr W. Thomas, of this town, while at play on the Esplanade fell over the sea wall just to the east of the Pier, breaking his left arm above the elbow.  The poor little fellow was taken home in a donkey chair and the broken limb was set.  He is, we hear, progressing well towards recovery.

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IW County Press 11/03/1893. The First Marriage - East Cowes
The Wesleyan Church has just been licensed for marriages and the first ceremony of the kind took place in the church on Wednesday morning last.  The happy pair were Mr Joseph Mitchell of Buckland, near Portsmouth and Miss Ellen Flora McDonald of East Cowes and the proceedings were conducted by the Rev. W.Hunter, the superintendent of the circuit, before a full congregation.  The church was effectively decorated.  This being the first wedding in the church, Mr Camp, one of the trustees, presented the bride and bridegroom with a Bible and hymns bound in one book, in morocco.  At the commencement of the service the hymn "The voice that breathed o'er Eden" was sung and at the close Miss Chiverton, who presided at the organ, played the wedding march.

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IW County Press 23/11/1895. Newport Borough Police Station
Charles Drower, a married labourer, of Gunville, was charged with unlawfully wounding Mrs Cecilia Toogood, hawker of Newport. It appeared from the statement of prosecutrix, whose left hand was bandaged, that just before 10 on the previous Wednesday, she left the Cutter's Arms, Carisbrooke, where she had been drinking with the prisoner and others, and proceeded homewards. When she got near St Johns church, Newport, prisoner stopped her and seizing her by the jacket near the neck, asked her for his watch which she denied having. In the struggle prisoner threw her down and taking out a large pocket-knife, threatened to cut her throat......

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IW County Press 12/11/1895. Hampshire Assizes
Alfred Riggs, 22, a coloured mariner, was sentenced to three months hard labour for unlawfully wounding William Sweetman, a shipmate on board the brig "Ebenezer", at Cowes on the 22nd ult., by striking him on the head with a marling spike during a quarrel.

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IW County Press 20/06/1896. Local Bankruptcies
Last night's Gazette announces adjudications re Henry J. Attrill (trading as H.J.Attrill & Co,) Suncroft and High-street, Ryde, grocer and picture-frame maker; and Wallace L.Tuffley, lately of Bembridge, grocer.

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IW County Press 20/06/1896. Divorce Case
Case was presented by the husband Mr Charles Hamilton Faulkner of the Swiss Cottage, Blackwater, praying for the disolution of his marriage on the ground of the alleged misconduct of his wife Rosa Annie Faulkner, with Josiah Edward Haynes, road surveyor to the RDC ......

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IW Times & Hampshire Gazette 25/06/1896 Bathing Accident
On Saturday afternoon a Croydon lad named Harry St. Clair Parker, aged 15, receiving private tuition at the Rectory, Niton, was drowned off Niton. The unfortunate boy went with two companions to bathe, and getting out of his depth his young friends were unable to rescue him. The body was recovered on Sunday by James Barham, fisherman. The inquest was held on Monday, a verdict of "Accidental death" was recorded.

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IW County Press 24/10/1896. Hants Quarter Sessions
William Eldridge, 60, a carpenter of Wroxall, who pleaded guilty to attempting to commit suicide by cutting his throat, saying he had been worried through being out of work, was bound over to come up for judgement when required.

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IW County Press 24/10/1896. Hants Quarter Sessions
Fred Cogger, 16, East Cowes, indicted for stealing a prize fowl, value 10/6, belonging to John Fowle of Bouldner near Yarmouth on the 13th July, was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment, a previous conviction being proved.

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IW County Press 24/10/1896. Hants Quarter Sessions
George Kerswell junior, 21, shoemaker, was sentenced to six weeks hard labour, for obtaining by false pretences, from Samuel Butt at Ryde, on the 16th inst., 2 pairs of mens boots value 13/-

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IW County Press 28/05/1898. Ryde Borough Bench
George Henry Gilbert, 32 Church-street, Swanmore, was summoned to show cause why an order should not be made on him to contribute towards the maintenance of his son in the Cornwall Reformatory School, Purfleet, Essex. -- Supt Hinks said defendant had agreed to pay 3s. a week, but had got into arrears to the amount of £2.2s......

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IW County Press 18/05/1899. Vocal Artiste - Ryde

Miss Maud Santley, better know in Ryde as Miss Kate Stainer, who toured the provinces with Madame Adelina Patti last autumn, has been re-engaged to sing at the Patti concert in the Albert-hall on Thursday next.

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