ISLE OF WIGHT TIMES 22nd JANUARY 1874
Pier Hotel Runner
AN OSBORNE VISITOR! – A few evenings ago a good-looking, well-dressed young gentleman called at the Pier Hotel, and asked whether he could have rooms there and a carriage to go to Osborne in the morning, and fetch his servant and luggage – for he had no luggage with him. He was told he could have both, so at once took possession of his rooms and partook of refreshments. He left in time for the first boat in the morning, saying he must run over on business, but should be back by the time he had stated he wanted to go to Osborne. The carriage was not got out, and the “gentleman” has not since returned.