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Papers Past April 1 1878.

The Herald Anniversary. The seventh anniversary of the present proprietorship of the HAWKE'S BAY HERALD was celebrated last Saturday by an entertainment given by the proprietors to their employees. A special carriage on the railway having been engaged for the occasion, the proprietors and the employees, together with a few visitors, proceeded by the 11.30 train to Hastings, where the holiday-making was fixed to take place. The pleasures of the day commenced with a cricket match, the sides being the Married against the single. The game was played in a paddock near the railway line, where a tent was pitched.



Marriages ANDERSON-BROBSON-At St John's Church Napier, on 27th March, by the Rev H W St HILL, Sidney Francis Anderson, of Taradale, to Helen M BROBSON of Napier.

GILBERD-LEROY-At St John's Church, Napier, on the 27th March, by the Rev H W St HILL, Henry J GILBERD of Taradale, to Henrietta, eldest daughter of Mr E Le ROY, Auckland.

31st Hawea from Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland. Passengers-Mrs BRYDEN and son, Messrs TANCRED, GILL, FRASER, FURLONG, VINSEN, PROCTOR, TOWNSEND, BATES, FURY, NAE, MARKS, MOWN, McDONALD, SAMUELS, ROPER, CEEGAN, SMITH (2), MAITLAND, MOFFIN, and 4 natives.

31st Rotorua from Wellington and Southern Ports. Passengers-Rev Father CLAFFEY, Hon Mr JOHNSTON, Messrs GOMME, HOWIE, JOHNSTON (2), Mesdames GEORGE, MOORE, HINDMARSH, Mr and Mrs LIDDLE, Messrs SUFFIELD, SIMPSON, MASON, YOUNGMAN, PRINCE.
Papers Past 3rd April 1878
Magistrate's Court.

Denis DONOVAN V Samuel

LAIRD- Regarding a shot sow. Value of sow 7 or 8 pounds
Deposed witness- Daniel McCORMACK.

Edwin WALMSLEY, seaman of the barque Adamant, was charged by Thomas BOWLING
Master of the ship, with having disobeyed lawful commands on board the vessel on the 2nd instant. Defendant said he did not want to go with the capatain, that he was made to do all the dirty work on board the vessel. His Worship sentenced him to imprisonment for one month, with hard labor, and to be put on board the ship when she was ready for sea.

Thomas LONG was fined 10s or 24 hours' imprisonment, for drunkenness.

John DILLON, was charged with being drunk. The accused said he was a stranger in Napier, and it being the first time he was ever before a Court on any charge; he hoped his Worship would not be hard on him. The accused was discharged.

Birth REDWARD-At norsewood, on the 29th March, the wife of Mr F W Redward of a son.

Marriage GIBBES-GRANSMORE-At Holy Trinity, Ilfracombe, on January 16, by the Rev Dr GIBBES Rector of Bradstone, Devon, father of the bridegroom assisted by the Rev J T S Bryett CUTHBERT, Chapman GIBBES Esq., M D of Surbiton, Surrey, to Mary Lucy, only daughter of Fredk. Gransmore, Esq.q, R N of Ilfracombe. No Cards

Death BUCKINGHAM- At Napier, on April 2, Georgina, the beloved wife of Mr George BUCKINGHAM, aged 37 years.

The Teachers and Scholars of the Free Methodist Sunday School are requested to meet at the Chapel at half-past 2o'clock, to attend the Funeral of their late friend and teacher
Mrs Buckingham. Advert No 245.

Mr STEPHENSON, mate of the Hawea, who met with an accident last night while the vessel was going down the harbor, by a block falling on his head, died at 8 o'clock this morning, having never recovered consciousness.
Papers Past 4th April 1878.
In the Supreme Court this morning, Justice RICHMOND sentenced Robert JACOBSEN, alaias Count Mourarieff, for obtaining money under false pretences, to 12 months' imprisonment with hard labor on each of the two charges, but made the sentences run consecutively. Frederick CATLIN, who indecently assaulted a young girl at the Hutt, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment with hard labor, but without any flogging. Jansen BERQUIST, on two charges of sheep-stealing from the Maories at Manawatu, was acquitted on both charges.
Papers Past 5th April 1878
Deaths REID-At the Napier Hospital, on April 4, Alexander Reid, aged 60 years.
MILLER-At Napier on April 4th, Rose Alice, infant daughter of William James and Annie Janet MILLER, aged sixteen months.

4th Wanaka from Wellington and Southern Ports. Passengers- Rev Mr SPEARS, Messrs THATCHER and child, RHODES, MacKERSEY, WITT, KILGOUR, MENTON, OGILVIE, BROWN, STUART, and 30 for the North.

Departures 4th Wanaka for Poverty Bay, Tauranga and Auckland. Passengers- Bishop of Waiapu, Misses JOHNSTON (2), HOWLINSON, READY, Messrs BALHARRY, BURKE, RICE, CARTWRIGHT, BROWNE, TUXFORD, HOWARD and boy, JOHNSTON, WHEELER, MATTHEWS, HUTCHINSON, and 30 original.

Wanganui April 4. Steamer WALLACE was discovered at daylight this morning riding at anchorage evidently disabled, six miles south of Wanganui Heads, and about a mile and a half from the shore, flying signals of distress. She had nine passengers. Telegrams were sent to Nelson and Wellington, there being no steamer in the port of Wanganui. She is now riding heavily, the keel being visible at times. If the wind rises her position is dangerous.

Later At 7 p.m. the wind decreased, and the sea has now gone down. The steamer Wallace is now riding at anchor easily.
Papers Past 6th April 1878
A serious accident occurred yesterday afternoon on the Western harbor works to a young man named William FRANCIS. He went over with a horse, to exchange it for one being used there. In getting upon one of the trucks while it was in motion his foot slipped and was caught in one of the wheels, and before he could get it extricated his foot was severely crushed. He was relieved from his painful position as soon as possible and was placed in a cab and brought to town to the residence of Dr CARO, who attended the injuries the unfortunate young man has sustained.

Mr SYMONS, pianaforte tuner, is again on a professional visit to Napier.

A case of starlings has been received from the Otago Acclimatisation Society for Mr Thomas WHITE of Glengarry.

The Borough Councillors of Gisborne, headed by the Mayor Mr CRAWFORD, have formed themselves into a Volunteer Fire Brigade until a regular Fire Brigade has been established.

Birth TWIGG- At Petane, on April 4, the wife of H J TWIGG, of a son.

DEATH TINNEY-At Napier, on April 5, Mary Jane, the beloved daughter of Thomas and Mary TINNEY, aged 10 years.
Papers Past 8th April 1878 Tel.Sh

Mr WALLACE was towed by the steamer Murray, which was sent from Nelson. The Wallace left Nelson on Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning, when about 25 miles N E of Stechen's Island, it was found that the paddle shaft was injured and disconnected. She tried to proceed with one engine, and afterwards by sail. She got within four miles of Wanganui Heads, dropped anchor and signalled for assistance. She rode easily at anchor, and was towed in by the Murray. The Wallace will go back by Nelson for repairs.
Papers Past 8th April 1878.
Death MANN-At Auckland, on April 7th, Caroline, the beloved wife of W E MANN aged 25 years.

Only business at the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning consisted of a boy named Thomas BUTLER, convicted the previous day of stealing three towels from Mr STUART of Havelock. As prisoner has already been convicted of larceny, he could not overlook the present offence. He warned the prisoner that if he persisted in stealing, as he had been doing, he would find it would end in his being heavily sentenced, and being compelled to spend the best portion of his time in prison. He would sentence him to one month's imprisonment with hard labor. The boy cried bitterly as he was taken away in charge of the constable.

7th Taupo for Wellington and Southern Ports. Passengers-Misses MONK, STRATFORD, CARTER, Mr and Mrs WAY, Mrs NEALS, Messrs BROADBENDT, BOLTON and boy, HARCOURT, MUCHINNEY, Constables ADDIS and SCULLY, and 26 original.

Leicester REDWARD wishes to inform his friends and inhabitants of Port Ahuriri that he has started in the General Grocery and Drapery business; Advert No 287.

The only business at the Resident Mag.Court was that of dealing with a drunkard who was brought down from Clive by Constable MOTLEY. A fine of 5s was inflicted.
Papers Past 9th April 1878

Births NAIRN- At Merrow near Guildford, Surrey, on February 1, the wife of Charles James NAIRN Esq., (formerly of Pourerere), of a son, who has been christened Charles John Hawea NAIRN.

FRASER-At Gum Tree Villa, Parnell, Auckland, on March 30, the wife of the Rev J M FRASER, of a son.

PALLOT-At Napier,, on April 8, the wife of Mr A PALLOT, of a daughter..

Mr W W WILSON, barrister and solicitor, formerly of Dunedin, and recently of Poverty Bay, has resumed the practice of his profession at Panama Chambers in Wellington.
Mr T R PROCTOR, jeweller and optician, of Christchurch, is now in Napier. His stock of watches, jewellery, and spectacles now on view at the Masonic Hotel.

Mr and Mrs Hugh CARLETON, (says the N.Z.Herald of Wednesday last) were passengers by the s.s. Rotorua to Sydney. Thence they proceed to England, whence they intend to spend the remainder of their days. Many of the old residents were present to bid them farewell. Mr CARLETON had a seat in the first House of Representatives as member for the Bay of Islands, and sat in the House continuously for seventeen years, being defeated in the general election of 1871.
Papers Past April 10th 1878. Local

It is just as if Capt NEWMAN, having obtained a fancy price for the section opposite to that reserved for a post and telegraph office, were now to put up the post and telegraph office reserve for sale. If our correspondent's statements are correct, "unfairly treated," we should say is too mild a term.

We hear that Sergeant WHITE, of the Napier police force, has received orders to proceed to Gisborne, to take charge of that district. Sergeant WHITE, since his arrival in Napier in September last, has always been a most energetic and useful officer, and we hope his removal may turn out to be to his advantage. We have not heard who is to be his successor.

Mr H ROBERTS, the champion billiard player, will make his first appearance in Napier at the Criterion billiard saloon on Friday evening next.

A mob of sheep from Mr MERRICK, of Napier, passed through Palmerston on the 5th instant. We were informed (says the Manawatu Times) they started one thousand strong, but between those that died, and others lost on the road, on reaching Palmerston they were 150 short of that number.

Birth CALCOTT-At Mount Alexander, Tutaekuri, on the 6th April, the wife of William Calcott, of a son.

Marriage PARKER-GRAY- At Wairoa on March 31, ......Thomas Parker to Margaret, widow of ???? unfortunately that is all than can be read because of missing piece of paper. If it comes up later in a summary I shall repeat it.

Birth PLESTED-At Port Ahuriri, on April 11th, the wife of Mr George Plested, of a son.

Death KAY-At Port Ahuriri, on April 10th, Isabella Kay, aged 1 year and 10 months.

Port of Napier Arrival

11th Hawea s.s. for Wellington and southern Ports. Passengers- Rev Mr OLLIVER, 2 children, and nurse. Mesdames RUSSELL and child, Kay, and NILFORD, Messrs ROBERTS, HUGHES, CAMERON, COMMON, WOLFE (2), SIBBALD, KAY, IRVINE, COCHRANE, POLE, WOOD, JOHNSTONE, WILLIAMS, NILFORD, MANN, JONES, and 20 for Northern ports.

Departures 11th Hawea from Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland. Passengers-Miss MOORE, Mr and Mrs MEINERZTHAGEN, 6 children, and servant, Mr and Mrs WHITE, Messrs LUCAS, WALL, ROGERS, BRANDON, GRUNNER, CARTER, BOURKE, and 20 original.
Papers Past 12th April 1878

Resident Magistrate's Court Waipawa Tuesday April 9. Before R BEETHAM Esq., R.M.

John INGLETON, railway station master at Te Aute, had laid an information against a person named JENSEN for obstructing him in his duty, contrary to the provisioners of the Bye-Laws; Case was dismissed, so that information might be amended.

James ALLARDYCE, who was party to three cases set down for hearing, was delayed in Wellington. Hearing adjourned by the court to 14th May.

NICHOLS V BARRON- a store account was claimed and proved. Judgment by default, and costs.
ZOVEY V ELLINGHAM-Claim for butcher's meat supplied. Judgment by default with costs.
WHITE V BLACKBURN-Account claimed against defendant who did not appear. Judgment by default and costs.
LASCELLES V AUSTIN-Original claim disputed. Judgment and costs.
NICHOLS V HALLASY-for goods supplied. Judgment for defendant and costs.
NICHOLS V FRANKLIN-for goods supplied as above.

Papers Past 13th April 1878

Resident Magistrate's Court. Friday April 12th Before R BEETHAM

Larceny. John Peter Napolean was brought up, on remand from the 5th instant, charged with stealing a cheque of the value of 21 pounds 13s 4d, the property of Henry FLINT, hotelkeeper of Wairoa.. The cheque was addressed to Mrs TAYLOR Napier. The next that witness heard of the cheque was when he received a telegram from Mr WALL stating the above circumstances.

Joseph LeQUESNE, timber merchant in regard to timber supplied and sent to Mr GUY's house. Mr RENOUF stated he would pay him for the timber that went up for plaintiff. Then refused to pay it.
John RENOUF, builder of Kaikora deposed that he had performed some work for Mr GUY.

W CHRISTISSEN, carpenter, stated that worked at Mr GUY's house for nine days. To his knowledge there was no timber used that came from LeQUESNE's yard.

Drunkenness. Henry GRIGSBY charged.

OWEN and GRAHAM V H CARTER. Defendant did not appear.Judgment by default with costs.

LeQUESNE V BERGEN. Judgment for plaintiff with costs.

Duncan GUY V RENOUF-re additions for his house and work done.
Papers Past 15th April 1878.

Death HILL- At Napier on April 14, Thomas Henry, Infant son of Thomas Walter and Grace HILL

The Rev Mr SPEAR, in the course of his sermon at St John's Church, yesterday morning, made a touching reference to the late Bishop SELWYN, whose death was announced in cablegrams on Saturday.

In the Resident Magistrates Court Mr J W CARLILE was fined 5s, and costs 6s 6d, for allowing his horse to wander at large in the streets-

An information was brought by Margaret HAGUE against her husband John HAGUE, for the use of threatening language towards her. Evidence on both sides was taken at length, but his Worship eventually dismissed the case.

Papers Past 16th April 1878.

Presentation to Major ROPATA.-(There is a full column available upon request. E.)

The Poverty Bay Standard of March 30th contains a report of the proceedings at the presentation of the New Zealand Cross, made to Major ROPATA, at Waiomatatini, by S LOCKE, Esq., R.M., who was commissioned by the government to perform the duty. The presentation took place in the Court-house, from 300 to 400 persons, Europeans and natives, being present.

In Bankruptcy. In the Supreme Court of New Zealand. Wellington District.
Public Notices.
Estate George FRANKLIN of Kaikora, Laborer. Dated 15th day of April 1878.
Duncan GUY, Registrar- A LASCELLES, Solicitor to the Bankrup. Notice 421

Hawkes Bay Education Board, Napier April 15, 1878-
Notice 427.

1.The Education board invite competitive Designs for school buildings of two classes- Accommodation for- from sixty to hundred scholars.

2.Accommodation for from thirty to sixty scholars.

Also a design for Dwelling house for Country schools, to consist of four moderate sized rooms. G T FANNIN. Sec, Education Board, Hawke's Bay.

To let Mr PETER's cottage, Herschel street, with eight rooms. Notice 429.

Resident Magistrate's Court

George HOWE-Drunkenness
William MAUNSELL- Drunkenness.
Mark MOSEN, of Taradale- alleged larceny- charged by Angus
LIVINGSTONE, a farmer living at Kaikora.
John NICHOLSON, poundkeeper at Kaikora deposed that_
William MORRIS- furious driving- James Henry COLEMAN deposed that:-
Arthur James COTTERILL- evidence of corroboration.
Michael WALSH was charged with having obstructed Rees WATKIN, railway guard, in the execution of his duty
William WATKINSON and Samuel ANDERSON gave corroborating testimony.
Garrett MURRANE- fined for allowing his horse to wander about on the Marine Parade.

Homewood Estate. Sale of Land at Waipawa and Kaikora. On Tuesday 23rd April 1878, At Mr H BAKER's Empire Hotel Waipawa.

Mr J TURLEY on instructions from H S TIFFEN. Waipawa Bush- Section No 89-95, 114/115; 132/133.

Kaikora Township No 148- Having frontage to Higginson street of one hundred and fifty six links. Notice 345.

Section No 178-1686. These sections have a frontage of 186 links to Brogden streetm near the Kaikora Railway Station.

H MONTEITH Land and Estate Agent Waipukurau 300 acres of land, about 12 miles from Waipukurau. Notice 170

For Sale a Hotel and Store in the Country situated alongside of the Railway line. Notice 117

Billiards at Criterion Hotel tonight.
Match for 60 pounds
Between Herbert ROBERTS & Mr GOLLOP.
Notice 419

Sitting of Assessment Court fror the County of Hawke's Bay to be held at Court house Napier 26th April. Signed Richmond BEETHAM, Judge Assessment Court. Notice 410
Impounded at Porangahou by Natives-Wild horse, blind one eye. T POOLE, Poundkeeper, Notice 413.
Impounded at Kaikora by Mr Mark MOSEN Sighed John NICHOLSON, Poundkeeper. Notice 344.
Impounded at Petane by J SHARP Signed Charles VILLERS, Poundkeeper. Notice 235.
Impounded at Waipukurau by OTINI.- also impounded by William McCORMICK. Signed Peter GOW, Poundkeeper Notice 233
Impounded at Farndon by A JONES J R SCOTT Poundkeeper No 373 Impounded at Maraekakaho from Olrig Station, by W A NEALE Esq., R WALKER, Poundkeeper. Notice No 383

Papers Past 18th April 1878

Birth SCARFE- At Napier, on April 16, the wife of Mr G SCARFE of a son.

Death. LYDEN-At Napier, after a short illness, on April 16, William, only son of John and Jane LYDEN, aged 4 years and 2 months.
Papers Past 19th and 20thApril 1878

Missing Issue for the 20th April.

Births ROCHFORT- At Napier, on April 18, the wife of James Rochfort, C.E., of a son.
BRATHWAITE-At Illawarra, on April 17th, the wife of Robert Brathwaite, of a son.

Ships Arrival port of Napier 18th Rotorua from Sydney viz Auckland. Passengers- Mesdames GODDISON, BALFOUR, Messrs COTTERILL,, GODDISON, McLEAN, BALFOUR, ANDERSON, WADEHOUSE, CLEMENTS, and 30 for the South.

Departure 18th Rotorua for Wellington and southern Ports. Passengers Mr and Mrs BALFOUR, Mr and Mrs RENSHAW, Messrs GODDISON, GOODWIN, COTTERILL, McLEAN, ANDERSON, CLEMENTS, and 30 original.

Public Opinion, in reviewing a book called "The Telephone, and how to Make it," by Prof. A E DOLBEAR, says: "This is a very sensible pamphlet, which we hope will enable everyone to understand the elementary principles of the construction of an instrument which is the wonder of the year, and very soon may become of very great practical use."

It is notified in the GAZETTE of the 11th instant that Mr John Lowther D'Arcy IRVINE has been appointed a cadet in the Surveyor-General's Department at Napier.

Monague McMURDO, son of Captain McMURDO, of the Mutual Life Association, was thrown from his horse, and sustained concussion of the brain. It is feared that the injuries are fatal.

The City Council today referred the question of the employment of Mr CLARK, C.E. to the public works committee.

Messrs LUSK and HAMLIN have addressed their constituents. Both dissented from Sir George GREY, concerning the extention of the franchise, as a present any man who owned a carpet bag had a vote. Votes of confidence in Messrs LUSK and HAMLIN were passed.
Papers Past 22nd April 1878

Death REEVES-At Napier 19th April, 1878. Violet Emily, only daughter of Frederick Thomas and Sarah REEVES, aged 1 year. Home Papers please copy.

Shipping Port of Napier Arrivals 19th Tauo from Wellington and southern Ports. Passengers-Rev Mr FORSTER, Mr and Mrs BROOKS, Messrs HINDEMARSH, CABLE, DRUMMOND, HECKER, DUNCAN, BROGIE, MARSH, SKERMAN, FINLAY, ENGEL, SANDERS, PETERS, and 30 for the North.

Births McLEOD-At Hastings, on April 17, the wife of Mr William McLEOD, of a daughter.
NEWMAN-At Sandford, Onga Onga, on April 18, the wife of Mr James M NEWMAN (prematurely) of a daughter, still borne.
Bell-At Spit, Napier, on the 19?th April, the wife of J BELL, of a son.

Marriages BRUCE-SUTHERLAND- At the Manse Dunedin, on the 11th March, by the Rev Dr STUART, George BRUCE, Esq., of Napier, Hawke's Bay, to Wilhelmina SUTHERLAND, youngest daughter of the late John SUTHERLAND, Esq, of Mataikuna, Castle Point, Wellington.

HARPER-MOORE- At the residence of the bride's aunt, Mount Eden, Auckland, on April 10, by the Rev W KIRK, assisted by the Rev. W J WILLIAMS, Rev Wharton Smith HARPER, to Angeline, eldest daughter of the late George MOORE, of Albert Street, Auckland N.Z.

Death ROSS-At Napier, on the 21st April, 1878, Maude, only child of David and Frances ROSS, aged 1 year and 4 months.

Local intelligence. We hear that the illness under which the native chief Te HAPUKA has been lately suffering has taken a dangerous turn, and there are but faint hopes of his recovery.

It is reported that Hans THOMSEN, who was tried at the last Supreme Court sittings, for the murder of his partner OLLANDT, and acquitted, was imprisoned at Masterton a few days agio for engaging in a quarrel with a recent arrival from Napier on the subject of OLLANDT's murder, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the whole affair.
Papers Past 24th April 1878.

Birth HUGO-At Brewster Street Napier, on 22nd April, wife of W E HUGO of a son.
Papers Past April 25 1878.
Birth MUNDELL-At Kaikora on the 24th April, the wife of Mr Dimean MUNDELL of a daughter, Home papers please copy.

Death GRANT-At Napier April 24. Peter GRANT aged 38 years, after a long and painful illness.

Local Respecting the Port Ahuriri Bridge, a telegram from Wellington states the Government will grant a subsidy for it of 6000, Pounds, and will give the contactor a lease for 21 years.

The census returns for the provincial district of Hawke's Bay show the number of inhabitants as follows:-
County of Hawke's Bay, 9697(including 5542 resident within
the municipality of Napier);
County of Waipawa, 4702;
County of Wairoa 826.
Total of 15,225.

At the 1874 census the inhabitants of Napier numbered 3514- being an increase of about 2000 since March, 1874.

Papers Past 27th April 1878.

B D M are summarised in this paper and have already been listed. Anyone missed out and you want more details let me know. Elaine)

BELL Agnes Jane at Meanee
BUCKINGHAM Georgina at Napier
REID Alexander at Napier Hospital
MILLER Rose Alice at Napier
TINNEY Mary Jane at Napier
MANN Caroline at Auckland
KAY Isobella at Port Ahuriri
HILL Thomas Henry at Napier
LYDEN William at Napier
REEVES Violet Emily at Napier
ROSS Maude at Napier
GRANT Peter at Napier

CAMPBELL-McINNIS at Parnell Auckland
HARPER-MOORE at Mount Eden Auckland

NAIRN Charles John Hawea NAIRN-At Merrow near Guildford, Surrey-
REDWARD- At Norsewood a son
FRASER-At Parnell Auckland a son
TWIGG-At Petane a son
CALCOTT-At Tutaekuri a son
PALLOT-At Napier a daughter
PLESTED-at Port ahurir a son
LYSNAR-Carlyle Street Napier a daughter
SCARFE-At Napier a son
BRATHWAITE-Illawarra- a son
McLEOD-At Hastings a daughter
ROCHFORT-At Napier a son
NEWMAN-At Sandford, Onga Onga, a daughter- still born.
BELL-At Spit, Napier a son
HUGO-At Brewster Street Napier, a son
MUNDELL-At Kaikora a daughter.

Papers Past 29th April 1878
MILNE-At Puketapu, on the 27th April, Annie, the beloved daughter of Thomas andAnnie MILNE, of Tutanui, aged 13 years

.Shipping Arrivals Port of Napier 27th Rapid, cutter from Porangahau. 28th Taupo,s.s., from Poverty Bay, Tauranga and Auckland. Passengers- Miss HUNT, Mesdames WHITE, LE?ONG, Messrs CAMPBELL,, GIBBONS, GRUBB, WHITE, HUTCHINSON, BROWN, MAYO, BOURKE, CAULTON, SAMS, MAHONEY, BAILEY (2), BERRY, MATTHEWS, McDONNELL, ROGERS, LEYLAND, LOCK, McILROY, MANNING, OLIVIVE, ELSKINGSTON, SANDERS, FINLAY.

Papers Past May 1 1878

Death HENDRY at Emerson Street Napier,April 29th- Andrew Guy Hendry aged 10 years

Resident Magistrates Court
DrunkennessThomas McVEIGH- had been in prison since Saturday- now recovered,
James McKay

ERICSEN V STADUM- re Gold-watch
GILMORE V John TYSON- Claim for 36 pounds

Native Land Court Held Tuesday 30th April. Before Theophilos HEALE Esq., Judge.
Hoan TAIPUA Assessor.
The Mangateretere Block.
Mr LOCK appeared as Trustee for the children of Karauria TAMAWHAKAKITERANGI
J W CARLILE for heirs of late Sir Donald McLEAN.
Case adjourned to following day.

Various items regarding schools, repairs, and allocated funds.

Fraser Town School Committee request for funds for repairs to school Building.

Rangers appointed in the Provincial District of Hawkes's Bay, under the "Protection of Animals Act, 1873":- Notice No 606 - by Hon Sec Acclimatisation Society..HARRISON Arthur, MORGAN Charles, WARRILAW James, Sgt STRUDWICK Joseph, MITCHELL A James, MOTLEY Joseph, TRONSON Gerald, SHAW David, ROBINSON James, HARVEY Thomas, RYAN John.
Papers Past Intelligence 1 May 1878.

The Manawatu Times says:- "The new Commissioner, Mr LAWSON, has been for the past week in the district, and appears fully alive to the necessity of making suitable provision for the vast timber trade which should be encouraged".

The Royal Italian Opera Concert Company will give a series of six grand opera concerts in the Theatre Royal, commencing next Monday next.

The Taradale- Conservators invite tenders for forming an embankment opposite Mrs J HAWKINS' property at Taradale, and also for erecting about three chains of fencing at the same place.

Mr J LAWTON of Taradale, expresses in a letter in this issue, his thanks to the residents in his neighbourhood who have subscribed to a fund for building a new house for him, in place of the one recently destroyed by fire. He, however, respectfully declines to accept the amount subscribed, as he is not left entirely destitute, and he considers that he would be intruding on a generous public by taking the sum so generously offered to him. He also return thanks to those who gave assistance at the fire.

Mr F SUTTON, is a candidate for the Clive seat in the Hawke's Bay County Council, and publishes his address to the electors of that riding in this issue..

We hear that the subdivisional survey of the land near Ashley-Clinton which, we were informed recently, was about to be cut up into farming blocks with a township, has been commenced.
Meeting of the new Education Board was held yesterday, Mr HISLOP, Secretary to the
Education Dept was present. Also Mr J A SMITH- acting in absence of the secretary to the Harbor board-telegraphed yesterday to Captain JOHNSTONE of the Marine Board Wellington, enquiring when Sir John GOODE might be expected in Napier- with the reply back "uncertain when Sir John GOODE will be in Napier, but probably about 14th May. He is now detained at Westport, through bad weather."

Waipawa Petty Session of Monday last, before Messrs A St.Clair INGLIS, and W RATHBONE, J P's, Thomas MOFFATT, alias SMITH, charged with stealing blankets and sundry other articles at Mr St HILL's station, Mangamaire, Porangahau. Prisoner was followed and arrested at Mr NAIRN's station, Pourerere, by Constable ROBINSON. Sentenced to one
month's hard labor after pleading guilty.
Papers Past 2 May 1878

Resident Magistrate's Court, John MURRAY was find 5s, or in default 24 hours imprisonment for drunkenness. Edward COYLE also fined for the same offence.

A charge of larceny against a native was at Inspector SCULLY's request adjourned till next session.

One of settlers Mr GREGORY, had an accident on Saturday last, the arm of a tree came down on his head, stunning him to the ground, and leaving a cut in his head of 1 1/2 inches long. He is in a fair way, and we hope with care he will not be long before he will be well again. He is a member of the Rose of Sharon Tent, I.O.R, therefore the members of that body will look after him.

We have our schoolmaster Mr CRAWFORD. He opened school in the temporary building got for his use. He had between 40 and 50 scholars last week; he expects an increase this week.

We fully expect when all the settlers are here, including the Bush Mills, Association, there will be more than 100 scholars.

An accident occurred in the White road last evening- Mr DELAHAY was alighting from HAMBLING's trap when a butcher's cart riding furiously, knocked the boy down, and broke one of his legs. Dr SPENCER being sent for, after boy was carried home, set the limb.

Papers Past 3 May 1878

The firneds of Mr DUGDALE, the purser of the s.s. Rangatira, will be sorry to learn that he is still in a very bad state of health.

In last Monday's issue we stated that Mr Selwyn SMITH was the Manager of the Union Steamship Co; it should of read New Zealand Shipping Company.

Telegraphic-Auckland May 2. Sailed Wanaka for the south, viz East Coast. Passengers for Napier- Messrs HAZLETT, ROBINSON, STILT, LERNARD, BRENNER, WRIGHT, CULPAN, Detective DRAKE, with the prisoner ANDERSON.

Papers Past 5 May 1878

Death COHEN at Napier May 5th Lawrence Samuel, beloved son of Hyman & Hannah COHEN aged 1 year.

Arrived-Turnbull and Co's barquentine May, from Hong Kong and Singapore. Her cargo consists of 450 tons of sago, tapioca, rice, sugar, and spices. She left Singapore on February 6

.Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before R BEETHAM, Esa., R.M., a claim of 100 pounds brought by John RIGGIR, of Maraekakaho, against George BURGESS, having wrongfully removed a quantity of goods from Riggir's house.
Mr RIGGIR, who has left her husband, asked defendant BURGESS to take the goods away from her husband's house on 20th January in a trap. Defendant went to the house in company with Mrs RIGGIR and Mrs WALKER of Maraekakaho, where quantity of goods at Mrs Riggir's directions to Mr WALKER's house. Court reserved decision till Tuesday.

RENNIE V W LEE- claim of 4 pounds 10s for wages. Judgment was given to plaintiff for 3 Pounds, and costs 22s 6d.

Public Notice -Advert No 641. Waipukurau Hospital- A meeting of the General Committee of this Hospital will be held Town Hall Waipukurau, on Friday, the 10th inst, at 2 p.m, to finally decide on the best plan for the building, and for other important business connected with the institution.
H R RUSSELL- Chairman of Committee. Waipukurau, 2nd May, 1878.

Papers Past 6th May 1878

Shipping arrivals Port of Napier
3rd Mohaka from Wairoa. Passengers-Mr and Mrs BUCHANAN, Mr TAYLOR, and
two natives.

4th Fairy from Mohaka.
4th Kiwi from Wellington viz the coast. One unnamed passenger.

5th Wanaka from Auckland viz Tauranga and Poverty Bay. Passengers- Messrs HAZLETT, ROBINSON, STILT, LEORNARD, BRENNER, WRIGHT, CULPAN, and Detective Drake with two prisoners.

Departures 4th Rangatira for Wellington.Passengers-Miss NYE, Mr and Mrs WHITE, Mr and Mrs O'BRIEN, Mr and Mrs WALTON, Mr and Mrs KEOGH, Mr and Mrs HESFORD, Mr and Mrs REDE, Mrs FITZWILLIAM; Messrs HOWARD, LAWRENCE, CULIMORE, WILLIAMS, LINDSAY, BANNER, HISLOP, CONNEL, and four in steerage.

5th Wanaka for Wellington and southern ports. Passengers-Capt WATSON, Mesdames JENSEN, and Messrs MICHALIE, DAVIS, BEST, BATES, POLLEN, POWELL, and 15 original.

Hon Mr BALLANCE paid a brief visit to Napier yesterday. He was a passenger by the Wanaka en route for Wellington, and during the short stay he took the opportunity of coming up to town.

It was stated recently that Mr RHODES left the bulk of his enormous property to Miss RHODES. It is now reported, however, that a very great part, probably the greater part, is likely to go to relatives of the deceased who are resident in England.

At the morning service yesterday at St John's, the Rev. D'Arcy IRVINE, Head Master of the Grammar School, preached the sermon. The discourse was evidently aimed against the Darwinian theory upon the origin of man.

Denis SHANAHAN was brought up at the Res.Mag.Court on Saturday morning, charged with having unlawfully and maliciously struck Fergus CLEARY with a hammer on the 30th April, thereby causing him grievous bodily harm. The case was remanded.

William BARTLETT fined 10s, or 48 hours imprisonment, for drunkenness.

Mr J LEONARD, notifies that he will shortly open again in Napier with a large stock, comprising 200 cases and bales of drapers, &c.

Also noted at the last Auckland races, a little girl the daughter of a Mr EYRE, of Victoria Street, got lost in a crowd.

The Star of the 24th ultimo says:-" Mr William EYRE of Victoria street, has fortunately recovered his lost daughter who was about seven years of age. She had the intention of returning
home, and proceeded to the railway, but mistook the Mercer train for the one to town. Fortunately she got into the company of some shipmates and friends of Mr EYRE, who took care of the child, and sent her back this morning. Mr SWANSON rendered material aid in procuring the restoration of the girl to her parents. All's well that ends well."

The first parcel of wheat grown by the Katikati settlers (says the New Zealand Herald of April 25) was brought to town yesterday by Mr H M SHEPHERD, and consisted of 100 sacks.

Notices H.B. Herald Napier
602- Tenders for building a House near the Catholic Church Napier- to Mr BOWERMAN, Chemist, Napier- where plans and specifications can be seen.

635-Tenders for erection of two-roomed cottage at Homewood Estate near Waipawa.-apply to Alex TODD M.D. Waipawa

187-For Sale Pure Clydesdale Stallion "Black Champion."-Joseph J TYE, Stock Agent, Waipawa.

649-Notice re trespass on the Mangamairi run.-Tom CROSSE.

55- Mohaka Bridge Races May 24th. Stewards-Messrs C KENNDEY, A MANSFIELD, T KENNEDY, J TURNER, D SUTHERLAND. Joseph J TYE-Hon Secretary.

650-Claims against Karaitiana TAKAMOANA and Henare TOMOANA must be sent at once to-W L REES, Solicitor Napier.

350-Stock and Station Agent M R MILLER Waipawa.

603-P.S.Manaia- General Meeting held at G E G RICHARDSON's Office, Port Ahuriri, on Monday 6th May.-Charles KEEBLE -Agent.

W.Devenish MEARES General Manager for Lyttleton District-dated May 2, 1878.

644-re Education Board re School-house and Teacher at Ormondville- a public meeting to be held.-W McKNIGHT-Ormondville, May 3, 1878.

242- M R MILLER Auctioneer in H W P SMITH's Estate-Stud Merino flock.

600-M R MILLER 2 pure bred young Bulls. By Prince Imperial, N.Z., H.B. 94 dam Mademoiselle III., bred by P C THRELKELD, Esq., Canterbury.

624-Theatre Royal-Royal Italian Opera- Concert Company-May 7, Henry BEAUMONT Agent.


Papers Past 7th May 1878

Birth WARMAN-At Port Ahuriri, on the 6th May, the wife of Mr A E WARMAN, of a daughter.

Local- A youth named Patrick FLOYD, was unfortunately killed yesterday while working at a quarry on the Town Hill reserve. He was getting earth from the quarry to cart away for filling in the swamp sections, and while so employed there was a fall of earth from the bank above, which coming down over FLOYD, killing him immediately. He had only just a minute before been warned by his employer Mr CARTWRIGHT, that the place where he was working was unsafe.

It was the Hon Mr FISHER who paid a visit to Napier on Sunday morning, and not the Hon Mr balance, as was stated in yesterday's Herald.
Resident Magistrate's Court before R.BEETHAM Esq., R.M.

John DRUMMOND and John THOMAS charged for drunkenness, having ben held in custody since Saturday night, they were discharged.

Vagrancy-Henry SPENCE- charge previously- His Worship sent him to geol for six months.

Larceny- John Hard ANDERSON- charged as a bailee of 200 pounds, the property of Christopher D BERRY of Gisborne- two sureties of 200 pounds each-bail allowed.

Furious driving- Lawrence HIGGINS charged- driven a horse and cart as to endanger the lives of passengers.- Charles HAMBLING, express proprietor, deposed.
Papers Past 8 May 1878

Inquest-Patrick LLOYD. An inquest was held yesterday morning, at the Royal Hotel, Hyderabad Road, before Dr HITCHINGS, coroner, and a jury, on the body of Patrick FLOYD, the lad who was killed by a fall of earth at the Town Hall reserve. The evidence showed that the occurrence was purely accidental and that no one was to blame in the matter. A verdict of "Accidental death" was accordingly returned.

Yesterday at the Resident Magistrate's Court, William BARTLETT was fined 20s or 48 hours imprisonment, with hard labor, for drunkenness.Henry FRANCIS was fined 5s for the same offence.
J C SPEEDY V DYGAN- claim for goods supplied. Judgment went by default for amount claimed, and cost 1 pound 14s.

SPEEDY V ANDERSON, claim for goods supplied. Judgment by default with costs 14s.

A number of other cases were called on, but there being no appearance of either plaintiff or defendant, they were struck out.
Papers Past 8th May 1878

Birth LORD at Taradale on 6th May, wife of W LORD of a daughter.
Papers Past 9th May 1878

Deaths BENNETT-At Omaranui, on the 8th May, Frank Percival, the beloved son of John and Mary Jane BENNETT, aged 1 year The funeral will take place at Taradale Cemetery, at 2 pm today.

Lyttleton May 8. Arrived-Himalaya, ship, Capt WILLIAMS, 114 days out from London anchor to anchor, 93 days to land. She experienced very severed weather, and sustained considerable damage to her upper works. Two days after passing Tristan de Acunha, on March 19th, she encountered a terrific westerly gale; sea after sea came aboard, smashing topgallants, rails, stern, and deck ports, and carrying away two boats. One seaman named Samuel WILSON, a coloured man, died on March 12 of heart disease. The Himalaya brings 10 passengers; all well.
Papers Past 10 May 1878.

Birth REAN-At Napier Terrace, on 9 May, wife of Samuel REAN, of a daughter.

Shipping Arrival port of Napier 9th Taupo for Wellington and southern Ports. Passengers-Miss BLACK, Mr and Mrs HOADLEY, Mr and Mrs ANDERSON, Messrs SANDERS, NICHOLS, NEWBERRY, AUBER, McNICOL, McLEAN, POOLE, COOMBE, HOWARD, KEMP, REGARDS, BANNER.

8th Fairy for Whangawei.
9th Taupo for Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland.-Passengers-Hon. Mr CAMPBELL, Miss CLOSE, Mesdames CARROLL and BUCHANAN, Mr and Mrs DAVENPORT and child; Messrs CAMPBELL, jun., BURNS, BLAYTON, ROBINSON, WIMBLE, HASTINGS, CRAWFORD, LEVIEN, SMITH, JOHNSTON, BARRY, 20 steerage, and 30 original.

9th Rangatira for Poverty Bay. Passengers-Mrs MILLS, Messrs LOCKHART, HICKSON, 3 steerage, and 4 original.

Local news The Advent of new settlers amongst us is a matter of gratulation-not only those who bring capital, but also those who bring fresh stock and have the skill to manage it. Amongst the arrivals yesterday by the Taupo, was Mr John ANDERSON, of Otago, bringing with him 430 stud merino ewes from the well known flocks of his father Mr ANDERSON, of Wyndham. There was but one opinion expressed about them at the Spit yards yesterday by experts-that they were the best clothed sheep that have arrived here; Mr ANDERSON has joined Mr ROYSE, as resident partner in the Kereru estate, formerly Mr LYON's. Great improvements have been made on that property during the past six months under the management of Mr WIGAN, for Mr ROYSE.

A correspondent write to us:- "Onga Onga is still progressing. Mr John BRITTEN, of Waipawa, has purchased of Mr H H BRIDGE 100 acres of land. Mr COLES, builder, has also settled at Onga Onga, built a large house opposite the smithy of Mr JONES, who is doing a good trade. We are sadly in need of a pound here. Dogs and guns have been busy this month among the pheasants. Colonel HERRICK, I believe, bagged fourteen cocks in two days in the neighbourhood of Hampden."

Resident Magistrates Court-Thursday May 9. Before R BEETHAM Esq., R.M.

John GLOVER-Larceny- charged by Rewi TIPUNA with having stolen a shawl and two pocket handkerchiefs, on the Spit on 7th inst. Offence "prove" prisoner sentenced to two month's imprisonment with hard labor.

John McKHE-Indecent exposure- 24 months imprisonment, with hard labor, for this offence.

Charles HAMBLING-Breach of Municipal Bye Laws-Fined costs 10s and costs, after admitting the offence.

John FRANKLIN-Express driver, charged with leaving his express cart unattended in the street on 4th May, the wheels not being locked.Fined 10s and costs.

John Harde ANDERSON-Larceny as a Bailee.-Partner in the late firm of ANDERSON and BERRY-on information of Christopher David BERRY, stolen sum of 120 pounds belonging to the partnership.
Deposed Christopher David BERRY, of Gisborne, Edward THOMASS, the then
Manager. Succeeded by Edward WILKINSON. Edward Henry Bold, civil engineer.
Peter Henry BOURKE, cashier at the Union Bank at Napier.
Papers Past 11 May 1878.

Births FLEMING, at Tamumu, 6th May, wife of John Scott Fleming of a daughter.

McCARTNEY- At Taradale on 9th May, wife of Arthur McCartney, of a son.
Papers Past 13th May 1878

Birth SPEEDY-At Wainui, on the 5th May, the wife of William Speedy, of a daughter.

Deaths SPEEDY-At Wainui, on the 6th May, Fanny, the beloved wife of William Speedy, aged 36. Deeply mourned.

HARFORD-At Napier on the 11th May, Frederick Steevens HARFORD; aged 2 years.

GODDARD-At White road Napier, on the 11th May, James Robert GODDARD, eldest son of the late Mr James Robert GODDARD, Napier, and grandson of the late Stephen GODDARD Esq., of Silchester, Hampshire. England; aged 18. The funeral will leave his late residence at 3 o'clock today. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Papers Past 14th May 1878.

Resident Magistrates Court-before R BEETHAM, Esq., R.M.. a number of civil cases were disposed of, and others settled out of Court. VAUTIER V SCRIVENER, NORTHE V SPENCE, SNELLING V WAKEFIELD.

Mr HILL Secretary to the Education Board and inspector of Schools. Salary of 400 pounds.

A statement of the liabilities and assets of the banks in the colony was published in the Gazette.

The Somersetshire Gazette publishes an account of some of the episodes in the Kaffir war from a private letter of a former resident at Taunton. The writer who is brother-in-law of Mr BOWERMAN, of Napier, is a member of the Cape Mounted Constabulary.

Papers Past 16 May 1878

Birth FLEMING at Tamumu on the 7th May, the wife of J S Fleming, of a daughter.

Death ALLASON-At Napier on the 14th May, the beloved wife of Mr William ALLASON- Melbourne papers please copy.

Before R BEETHAM Res.Magistrate.

McDONALD V HARVEY- claim for 12 pounds being the amount paid for a cow from John Harvey, who said the cow was in calf. Alexander McDonald deposed. The cow had been previously purchased from Mr NEWBOLD, and it was stated that he thought it might be in calf, but gave no guarantee as to this fact. Judgment for defendant with costs of 1pound 15s.

LYNDON V UPHAM- Claim for 25 weeks rent at 14s per week. Defendant did not appear and judgment went by default for amount claimed with costs 19s.

MORISH V BAXTER -as above with costs of 9s..

LEE V RENNIE-claim for grazing and milk supplied to four calves the property of defendant. William Lee, dairyman of Waitangi deposed. He had made an agreement with defendant who had been in his employ. Defendant took the calves away, but refused to pay for their feed. Andrew Rennie stated there was no agreement made and that they had only been fed on waste milk. Judgment for amount claimed and costs 1pound 12s 6d.

William RUDDOCK of Takapau V J EBBETT Takapau Contractor- claim made for 12 bushells of oats and for cutting chaff, for six days' carting and for the sale of a whare. James CORRY deposed that he had asked Ruddock to cart up feed for Ebett. His Worship stated there was no proof the plaintiff had supplied the oats in dispute. He would give judgment for five days' carting, and 1 pound for cutting chaff- in all, 8 pound 10s, with cost 3 pound 11s.
Papers Past 18 May 1878

We have been requested to draw attention to a case which really deserves public sympathy. It is that of Mrs GODDARD and family. About a year ago Mr GODDARD was killed in the White road by falling off his cart, a wheel of which passed over his chest, causing almost instantaneous death. He left a widow and five children, the eldest being a boy sixteen years of age. This lad assisted in the support of the family since his father's death, but last week he died from the effects of low fever. Mrs GODDARD has a small property, but she will have to dispose of it, as she has no means whatever of supporting her family. This is eminently a case which the hand of charity should be extended to help the widow and the fatherless. We shall be glad to receive any subscriptions for the assistance of Mrs GODDARD.
Birth MILLER-At Napier on the 14th May, the wife of R M MILLER Esq., of a daughter.

Marriages McDONALD-McDONALD- At Pukahu, on the 16th May, by the Rev. Alexander SHEPHERD, Donald McDONALD Esq., to May, eldest daughter of James McDONALD,
Esq., Geelong, Victoria.

HICKS-STUART-At St Peter's Church, Wellington, on the 13th May, by the Ven.Archdeacon STOCK, to J F HICKS, of Napier to Elizabeth Ellen, eldest daughter of Mr J H STUART, of Napier.

Papers Past 21st May 1878 and 22nd

Resident Magistrates Court.- for Monday 20.

Drunkenness- David MURRAY and David WILLIAMS. Former discharged and latter fined 10s.

Vagrancy-Henry WIDDOP.

Assault-Henry WIDDOP was then charged with having assaulted Patrick Moroney at Paki Paki on 18th inst.

Greymouth -May 14

W H HARRISON, J BARROWMAN, R REVES, Heber NEWTON were nominated yesterday for the vacant seat in the Grey Valley representation.

22nd Papers

Birth ARROW-At Te Aute May 11, wife of Mr Charles ARROW of a son.

Resident Magistrates Court-21st May.

William ARCHIE and Michael SEXTON were each fined for drunkenness.

Indecent Assault- John HOLT was charged, on the information of Priscilla RUSH, with having attempted to commit an indecent assault on her on the 18th instant.

Papers Past 21st May 1878

Birth FLEMING-At Bourhills, on May 17, the wife of D S FLEMING, of a daughter.

Marriage OXENHAM-TRIMMER- At St John's Church. Napier on May 18, by the Rev John SPEAR, Sydneham, Oxenham, to Emily, second daughter of Mr George TRIMMER, baker, Coote Road. Auckland papers please copy.

Death MILNE-At Taradale, on May 29, William Henry, second son of M and Annie MILNE, of Tunanui, aged 2 years and 9 months.

Reg Magistrates Court.

John George BECKER charged by Richard WILLIAMS, Inspector of Nuisances with allowing waste water to run from the Criterion Hotel on to Emerson Street on the 16th inst.
Case adjourned till the 3rd approx. His Worship informed Mr BECKER that the water must not be allowed to run off in the meantime.

Michael CROPP-charged with having lights burning in his hackney carriage on the night of 14th inst. Defendant admitted the charge. Fined 5s and costs 6s 6d.

Philmon PALMER- charged with plying his cart for hire without the license that should be paid. Since paid. Nominal fine of 1s and costs 6s 6d.

John CARTWRIGHT was charged with similar offence, and pleaded guilty. Fined 1s and costs 6s 6d
Papers Past 22nd May 1878 Patutahi Block

Township Sections
Section No Name
117 BEE
118 BEE
123 A ROBB
129 }Withdrawn for
130 }Roading purposes
Suburbs Section Nos
14 BEE
16 BEE
46}Withdrawn with a view
47 }of being a Cemetery reserve.
Mr G F HARRIS here read a protest against the sale of the sections Nos 1,2,3, and portions of sections 6 and 7, Turanganui block survey district, block 1; also of sections 1-10 inclusive, Patutahi survey district, Tapotoho; also of sections 91 and 92, Patahahi survey district, second and third class rural lands.
Mr TOLE said the sale would proceed, as his instructions were to ignore all protests. Turanganui survey district block; Sections 1,2, and 3 were passed, no bids being made.
Section No

Patutahi survey district (Tapatoho):
Section No
2 Randall JOHNSTON
3 Randall JOHNSTON
4 Randall JOHNSTON
5 Randall JOHNSTON
7 Randall JOHNSTON
8 Randall JOHNSTON
9 Randall JOHNSTON
10 Randall JOHNSTON

Second and third class rural lands:
Section No

No 831
To Let or Lease
Advertisement on same page New Hotel, corner of Dickens and Hastings Street Napier A BRYSON.

Papers Past 23rd May 1878

We learn that Mr and Mrs BURTON have been appointed steward and stewardess to the Napier Working Men's Club. There were 24 applications in all. The duties of secretary are combined with those of the steward.

A public meeting, convened by advertisement, was held in the Town Hall, Waipukurau, on Saturday evening last at 8 o'clock, to take steps towards the formation of a public library.
Papers Past 24th May 1878
Birth TRACEY- At Shakespeare road on May 22, the wife of Mr William TRACEY, of a son.


The Artillery Volunteers had a blank cartridge practice last evening on the beach, both with carbines and cannon. The noise of the latter caused some alarm among a few people who were not aware of its being merely a volunteer practice, and who thought it was the Russians who were firing on the town.

Cricket Match will be played tomorrow (Queen;s Birthday) between the Star and Taradale Clubs. The following are the Star Team: Messrs EDSER, H MARTIN, J MARTIN, A COTTERILL, O'CONNOR, J O'REGAN, INGPEN, MILLER, HUNT, MOGRIDGE, KING and YOUNG.

In the Resident Mag.Court. James MILLER for drunkenness.

John HOLT from the previous day- case adjourned in order to obtain evidence of William SHEPHERD.
Papers Past 24th May 1878-Inquest

Timaru May 23.

An inquest was held in a cave near Timaru yesterday on the body of James CAMPBELL, who was killed by a team of horses he was driving trampling on him. The verdict returned was accidental death.

MURRAY, a schoolmaster, has been charged with indecently assaulting two of his scholars. The case has created a great deal of interest in the neighbourhood, and it has been adjourned.

Local The Chairman drew the attention of he board to an application made on the 2nd of April by Mrs L GODDARD, relative to the transfer of land at Makareta selected by her late husband, and to the board's decision thereon, that if the administrators of her husband's estate applied to the board the land could be transferred to the widow.

In light of recent circumstances which prevented improvements being made on the property, time allowed to be extended. Mrs GODDARD to be advised that in consequence of the delay in surveying, the time for making improvements would be extended to 30th June 1879. The board agreed that this course should be adopted

An application from Wiliam HYDE, transfer of land held by him to William Franze Henry BUKAHN was granted.

An application from Alexander RIDDELL to purchase town section No 604 Napier- on the reclaimed land at the Spit-was granted,

The board then adjourned.
Papers past 25 May 1878

No Inward or outward shipping Port of Napier.

Death The aged chief Te HAPUKA, who has been ailing for a considerable time past, died at his pah last Thursday evening, at 6 o'clock. The Rev Samuel WILLIAMS was with him, and administered the consolation of religion, the natives joining in the responses with great fervour. After the body had been washed and laid out, the tangi commenced. Some natives who were in the train to town last evening were waving black flags all the way down from the late chief's pah. Te HAPUKA was one of the oldest and best known chiefs in the district, and exercised considerable influence over his tribe.
Papers Past 27 May 1878-Local

A report having been spread about yesterday that George Edward TOOP, who was arrested in Sydney, was a passenger to this place by the Rotorua, a number of persons assembled at the wharf, on the arrival of that vessel yesterday, to see his land, but they were doomed to be disappointed, for the launch returned from the Rotorua without bringing the expected fugitive.

Resident Magistrates Court on Saturday morning, before R BETHAN Esq., R.M., William GAINEY was brought up charged with throwing a large stone through one of the Windows of the Criterion Hotel on Friday last, thereby causing damage to the extent of 14s. Robert PRICE deposed-that while sitting in the parlor with R D MANEY and Mr W OLLIVER, when a stone, weighting about 2lb was thrown through the window. The stone was thrown with such force that if it had struck anyone on the head it would probably have killed him. Accused was sentenced to six months imprisonment at the last sittings of the Supreme Court for breaking windows on the Bank of New Zealand premises; altogether, this was the third offence of this nature committed by him. His Worship sentenced him to two months imprisonment with hard labor.

A Porangahau correspondent writes under date May 24:-"Our usually quiet township was enlivened last evening by a ball given by Messrs HARSANT and ADAIR, well respected landlords of the duke of Edinburgh Hotel.
Papers Past Monday 27 May 1878.

Deaths AISLABIE- At Napier on May 25th, Elizabeth Ann, beloved wife of J H Aislabie, of Wairoa, aged 21 years.

EDWARDS-At Emerson St Napier, on May 25, Blanche Evelyn, beloved daughter of William and Louisa Edwards, aged 6 months.

TENNENT-At Demarrara, on February 6, from congestion of the brain, Ernest Henry Tennent, aged 44, late chief clerk in the office of the Administrator General of British Guiana- Greenock papers please copy.
Papers Past 28th May 1878

Birth TRACEY- At Shakespeare road, on May 22, the wife of Mr William TRACEY, of a son.

Messrs BANNER and LIDDLE will sell today, the whole of the stock in trade of Thomas TAYLOR. The sale which is under instructions from the trustees in Mr Taylor's Estate, is to take place at 2 p.m. in the premises in Hastings Street lately occupied by Mr Taylor

Pigeon shoot at Maraekakaho.
Participants were:- Messrs GIEK, MACKIE, PINE. Thanks to Mr A McLEAN for his liberality in supplying the pigeons. Also thanks to Messrs GIEK and TAYLOR for the zeal they displayed in getting everything in good order.

Resident Magistrates Court Daniel HARRIS was charged with drunkenness and discharged.

Papers Past 28th May 1878.

Death MASSEY-At East Clive, on May 27th beloved wife of J MASSEY, aged 63 years. Wellington and Home papers please copy.
The funeral will leave her late residence at 11am, tomorrow (Wednesday) May 29. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Napier Artillery Volunteers.

Cricket match held at Greenmeadows on the Queen's birthday.
No Detachment , in charge Lieut GARNER, and No
2 Detachment in charge of Lieut.PELL.

No 1

No 2 Detachment
Papers Past 29th May 1878.

Births WITTY-At Clyde Wairoa on May 22, the wife of J W WITTY., Esq., of a daughter.

GRAY-At Kaikora, on May 23, the wife of E GRAY, of a daughter.

FAULKNOR-At Hastings Street Napier, on the 28th May, the wife of Mr George FAUL:KNOR, of a daughter.
Resident Magistrates Court
ALLANACH v MOSEN- claimed 6pounds 13s 6d, for "account rendered for loaves." Mr LEE for defendant, objected to the particulars of demand, as not being sufficient. His worship said he must allow the objection and plaintiff was non suited.

GIBBES v J O'CONNOR- For Medical serviced rendered of 9pounds 13s. There was no appearance of defendant, and judgment went by default for amount claimed, with costs 13s.

Claim for 3pounds 19s 6d. Defendant did not appear, judgment went by default with costs 9s.

Mr Robert WILKIN, and old and respected Canterbury settler, has been entertained at a complimentary dinner in Christchurch prior to his departure on a visit to Europe.

>From a parliamentary return it appears that one hundred and seventy-nine persons were drowned in New Zealand rivers, from June 30, 1875, to June 30, 1877, a period of two years.

Papers Past 30 May 1878

Birth MACKENZIE- At Harmanvale, Petane, on the 28th May, the wife of R H MacKENZIE, of a son.
Papers Past 31st May 1878.

Shipping Arrival Port of Napier

30th Taupo, from Wellington and Southern Ports. Passengers-Miss HURMAND, Mrs SIGLEY, Messrs EVA, BLAIR, JONES, KNOWLES, PROFFETT, FOANES, RUNDLE, WRIGHT, MUND, Constables FARMER, and SUTTON, 1 prisoner (TOOP) and 30 for the North.

Departures 30th Taupo for Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland. Passengers-Rev Father REIGNIER, Miss SADLER, Mrs DOUGLASS AND CHILD, Messrs J HAMLIN, AXUP, SCHATTEE, E HAMLIN, DOUGLASS, BLACKADDER, ADAMS, ROMEKA, McLAREN, COOK, BLOOMFILD, BEATSON, COOMBS, BURNETT, WRIGHT, and 30 original.

WALKER, the trance medium, was recently performing at Hamilton, a Victorian up-country town, and the local paper is full of letters discussing his merits or demerits, the imposition or genuineness of his profession &c.

The funeral of chief Te HAPUKA will take place today at Te Aute. We hear that Te HAPUKA's people, and the chiefs TAREHA, Renata KAWEPO, Henare MATUA, and other chiefs yesterday applied to the Government for a special train to be run out to Hauke, near Te Aute, this morning, in order to afford facilities to those desirous of attending the funeral. The Government at once acceded to the request, and a train will leave Napier for that purpose at noon exactly, returning in the afternoon. It is believed that the Government offices, shops, warehouses &c., will be closed during the afternoon, and volunteers under Major WITHERS will be in attendance.

Papers Past June 1st 1878 Publicans

The following is the list of applications for publicans' licenses, renewals, and transfers, to be made at the quarterly sittings of the Licensing Courts for Napier and Petane on Tuesday next:. Napier-New applications:
A BRYSON- Caledonial Hotel;
C DEMPSEY- City Terminus Hotel
W H GOLLOP-Commercial Hotel

newal of Licenses:-
Edward ASHTON-Provincial Hotel
John ASHTON- London Hotel
J G BECKER-Criterion Hotel
J BELL-Crown Hotel
W Y DENNETT-Star Hotel
G ELLIS- Masonic Hotel
J GRAY-Albion Hotel
M HAYDEN-Foresters' Arms
E HIGGINS- Royal Hotel
G JAMES-City Terminus Hotel
J JOHNSTONE- Ferry Hotel
H LANE-Shakespeare Hotel
W MAYO- Empire Hotel
T PEDDIE-Clarendon Hotel
D WOOD- Napier Hotel
J YOUNG-Railway Hote
J M PARKER-Victoria Hotel
E L SMITH-Shamrock Hotel

Transfer of License:
Andrew MURRAY to E S SMITH- Shamrock Hotel Petane
George BRADLEY-Waverly Hotel, new Taradale road
A McCARTNEY-Greenmeadows Hotel, Taradale
John O'BRIEN-Konini Hotel
Harriet VAUGHAN- Meanee Hotel
W VILLERS-Petane Hotel
Joseph KING-Pohui Hotel

Papers Past June 1 1878

It is believed that the old wreck which lies in Dusky Sound (Otago) is that of the ship Endeavor, off 800 tons, which left Port Jackson for India in September 1795. Mr BAMPTON abandoned the ship there, owing to hr leaky condition, and he, with those on board, managed to reach Norfolk Island. It is extremely probable, says the Australian Shipping News, that the wreck is that of the Endeavor, which was abandoned there in 1795, eight-three years ago; and assuming it to be correct that the woodwork comprised both teak and English oak, it would be an excellent test of the comparative durability of these woods under equal conditions.

Napier Gas Company Notice 947- A KENNEDY and Co.

1000 pounds to lend- Notice 931- T POWDRLL Meanee, Mr CORNFORD Napier.
Estate DUNCAN & Co-Notice 883- Signed
James IRVINE ED MD SUTTON Trustees, sold to B B JOHNSON- dated 27th May 1878

Letter from W HARDY Master E C School (Clive)
Papers Past 3rd,4th,5th June 1878

Births CARRUTH- At Napier, on the 1st June, the wife of Mr D Carruth of a daughter.

TENNENT-At Porangahau, on the 31st May, Mrs A P Tennent, of a daughter.

Marriage EVERITT-NICOL-At the residence of Mr WARSAW (Willis Street, Wellington,) on May 29, Arthur Joseph EVERITT, of Essex, to Agnes Skirving, third daughter of Mr John NICOL, of Fifeshire Scotland-Home papers please copy.

Local The junior half-yearly Civil Service examination commenced yesterday, at the Supreme Court-house, under the supervision of Mr GUY. The following are the names of the candidates:- Masters J G WILSON, Randall Von TEMPSKY, and F DUNCAN.
A telegram from the Wellington correspondent of the Lyttleton Times says that Miss M B MARTIN, daughter of John MARTIN J.P., is the only girl south of the line who passed the Cambridge local examination last year. Her name stands at the top of class three in honors. She was educated at Miss GREENWOOD's school in Wellington

Papers 5th
Birth CHAMBERLAIN- At Napier on June 4, the wife of Mr C Chamberlain of a son.

Local The Customs duties received at this port during the month of May amounted to 2993pounds 18s 5d, with other fees the amount was brought up to 3078p 17s 6d. The corresponding month last year the amount was 3770pounds 13s 6d.

A fire occurred last Saturday morning at Mohaka in a woolshed belonging to Mr STRACHAN. We understand that the fire originated in the overturning of a light which one of the men was using for the purpose of reading.
Papers Past 3rd and 7th June 1878

Births CARRUTH-At Napier on the 1st June, the wife of Mr D Carruth of a daughter.

TENNENT-At Porangahau, on the 31st May, Mrs A P Tennent, of a daughter.(see below-repeat?)
TENNENT-At Patangata on the 31st May Mrs A P TENNENT of a daughter.

7th Papers
Death BLAIR-At West Clive, on June 6, after a long and painful illness. Christina Scott BLAIR, aged 65. Much and deeply regretted. The funeral will leave her late residence on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Marriage BISSET-ALDERSON-At Waipukurau on May 30th, by the Rev Robert FRASER, Mr James S BISSET, to Miss Mary Ann Alderson, both of Porangahau.
Shipping Arrival Port of Napier
6th Wanaka, from Wellington and Southern Ports. Passengers-Messrs JONES, CHAMBERLAIN, CAMERON, MUNRO, KEMSLEY, ROBERTSON, COLLINS, JOHNSON, BARNARD, GRENVILLE, and 13 for the North.

Departures 6th Wanaka, for Poverty Bay, Tauranga and Auckland. Passengers-Misses HAMLIN and TREVELLYAN, Mrs HAMLIN, Mr and Mrs KING and child, Mr and Mrs TREVALLYAN, Messrs MAITLAND, CLARK, REIMENSCHNIEDER, HOWARD, FOWNES, AMYES, ATURM, CRAIG, DRUNN, GANNEN, MANN, Wi PERE, KARATIANO, Te KOOTI, HAREMAI, SMITH, HUDSON, Constable ENSOR, and 20 original.

Mr HILL the newly appointed Inspector of Schools for the Hawke's Bay district, has been presented by his pupils in Christchurch with a handsome silver ink-stand as a parting gift. A presentation has also been made to Mrs HILL by the teachers and pupils of her school.

The only business at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday consisted of a woman named Jessie BELL being brought up for drunkenness. It being her second offence, she was fined 10s, or in default 48 hours sailed on Sunday, and the Albion today.
Papers Past 6th June 1878
Death SOUTER-On the 2nd June, drowned at Wairoa. James SOUTER, late engineer of the s.s. Result, aged 23 years.- Auckland and home papers please copy.

Telegraphic Shipping Auckland June 5.

The City of Sydney left Auckland on the 3rd April, and arrived on the 17th; sailed on the 18th, and took the pilot off San Francisco on the 26th. Had strong head winds throughout the entire passage. The mails left for New York on the 27th, catching the steamer leaving for Liverpool on the 4th May. On her return voyage the City of Sydney left San Francisco on the
13th May, arriving at Honolulu on the 21st; left on the same day, and arrived at Auckland about 6.40 to-day. She brings the following passengers for New Zealand:
Mrs GUY, Col.ROSEWITT and wife, Master and Miss BUCKLAND (2), Messrs HOLMES (2), POLLON, DAWSON, BUTTERWORTH, BUTLER, YOUNG, and fourteen steerage.

Wellington june 5. The Wanakaa sailed for Napier at noon. Passengers-Messrs KENNEDY, GREVILLE, COLLINS, BARRARD and PREECE.
Papers Past 8th June 1878

Magistrates Court.

GIBBES V SHAUGHNESSY, claim for medical attendance. In this case defendant produced a receipt for the full amount claimed. Judgment was therefore given for defendant, with costs, and defendant's expenses of 10s.

The Ormondville School Committee have appointed Mr William ORR, of West Clive, for the vacant seat at the Education Board.

Mr B JOHNSON, who has been for some years favourably known in connection with the firm of Messrs NEWTON, IRVINE and Co., has purchased the business at Waipawa formerly carried on by DUNCAN and Co.
Papers Past 11th June 1878.

Birth BROWN-At Tarawera, on the 8th June, the wife of Sergt. C BROWN, of a daughter.

CATO-At Napier on the 8th June, Mrs Cato, of a daughter.

IRWIN-At White Roade Napier, on June 9, the wife of Mr B IRWIN of a son.

Death GROOM-At Napier on June 8, after a long and painful illness, Henry GROOM, aged 77, deeply regretted. The funeral will leave his late residence for the cemetery at 3 p.m. this day.

PEDDIE-At the Taradale Hotel Taradale, on 10th June, 1878, Williams Sinclair Peddie, aged 36, second son of the late W A PEDDIE, of Leith Scotland. The funeral will leave Taradale at 12.30 to-day, 11th instant.

HENRY GROOM. We regret to have to record the death of one of the oldest settlers in Napier, Mr Henry Groom, who expired on Saturday last after a lengthened illness. The deceased who was one of the first policeman in the early days of Napier, was respected by all classed in the community. In his younger days he served in the Spanish Legion, under command of General De Lacy EVANS, and held in that Corps the rank of Quarter-master Sergeant. When he first came here, overland from Wellington, about 25 years since, he was sent to take the census of the district. Although of the advanced age of 77, he was in comparatively robust health till with a year or two ago. The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. today.

Papers Past 12th June 1878
Deaths THOMAS-At West Clive, on June 10, the infant son of John and Annie THOMAS, aged 9 months.

CRAIG-At Napier, on the 10th June, Richard Williams Watson CRAIG, aged 33 years. The funeral will leave his late residence Craven street, this day at 3 o'clock.

FARMER-At Port Napier, on June 11, Janet Eleanor Kate, third aughter of John and Julia FARMER, aged 4 years and 4 months. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr Farmer, Spit, at 2.30 p.m. this day.
Death of Mr Richard CRAIG. We regret to have to record the death of Mr Richard CRAIG, son of one of our oldest and most respected settlers, which occurred yesterday morning in consequence of injuries he received by falling from his horse on the Taradale road the previous night. It appears that the deceased was riding into town when the accident, which had such a fatal termination occurred. An inquest is to be held this morning at half past 9 o'clock at the Exchange Hotel.

Some time ago Mr LEPETTITE received some injuries to his foot and leg in one of the rooms in a house near Porangahau. He was sent to the Napier Hospital and had the leg amputated below the knee. On his recovery a model of the remainder of the limb was made, and Mr BOWERMAN sent it to his agents in London with instructions to purchase an artificial leg. One was ordered from Messrs ARNOLD and Son, the well-known surgical instrument makers, and sent out via the Suez. Mr BOWERMAN received it by the last mail. It is a marvel of beautiful workmanship, and appears wonderfully adapted for the purpose for which it is intended.

We observe from our Auckland files that Mr O C McGEE's racehorse Falcon which was disqualified by the stewards at the last race meeting, met with such serious injuries that it has been found necessary to shoot him. The horse was being ridden at the time by Mr YOUNG>

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Papers Past 15th June 1878.

A sad accident through burning occurred a few days ago to a child of Mr Jesse REDWOOD, a farmer in the Kaikoura district. The mother was outside when the child, which was only two years old, ran out in flames. The little thing subsequently died of the injuries received.

The Hon Robert STOUT, Attorney General, is expected to address his constituents at Dunedin in a few days, and the Native Minister to address the electors of Rodney about the same time.

Mr H MONTEITH will sell at Waipukurau, today, a consignment of Nelson fruit trees and quicks; also posts, potatoes, &c.
Papers Past 17th June 1878.

Shipping Arrival Port of Napier 15th Wanaka from Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland. Passengers-Misses CARROLL, PAGE, and SPRINGE, Mesdames HAMLIN, SARGISON, and 2 children, and SPRINGE, Master HAMLIN, Messrs McLAREN, BAHER, BROWNING, WAYTT, HININ, BOON, BURNETT, MARTIN, SUTCLIFEE, SMITH, TANNER, MORTIMER, 3 native children, and 15 for the South.

Richard JOYCE- a contractor, charged William KING, A F HARDY, and J R HURREY, with assaulting him on the 8th instant at the Roseland Hotel. The defendants are all men of means. KING is owner of a large saw-mill, and also a land owner. HURREY is his partner. He is President of the Presbyterian Church Committee, and also a member of the County council. A F HARDY was formerly the late Captain READ's Manager, and is an extensive land owner and sheep farmer.

Evidently while at the hotel HARDY called for champagne, and proposed a toast to Her Majesty's health. JOYCE, who is an Irishman, was on the verandah of the hotel and exclaimed, "To hell with the Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh too." After hearing a lot of evidence which included statements of Hardy knocking two of Joyce's teeth out, the bench dismissed the charge against Hurrey and King, but committed Hardy to take his trial at the next sittings of the Supreme Court in Wellington. Bail was allowed himself
200 pounds, and two sureties in 100 pounds each. Previous to its coming on, the defendants offered Joyce 100 pounds to square it, and a free passage to Wellington to get two false teeth, but Joyce refused.

Papers Past 17th June 1878.

Death LUKE-At Stawell, Victoria, on the 19th May, Jacob LUKE, late of Napier, aged 22 years, deeply regretted.
Shipping Arrival Port of Napier
15th Wanaka from Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland. Passengers- Misses CARROLL,PAGE and SPRINGE, Mesdames HAMLIN, SARGISON, and 2 children, and SPRINGE, Master HAMLIN, Messrs McLAREN, BAHER, BROWNING, WAYTT, HININ, BOON, BURNETT, MARTIN, SUTCLIFFE, SMITH, TANNER, MORTIMER, 3 native children, and 15 for the south.

Papers Past 19 June 1878 Court

His Honor Mr Justice RICHMOND has ordered that William PEARSON, who was committed for seven days for contempt of Court on Friday last, be released from Custody this morning.

Resident Mag Court before R BEETHAM Esq., R.M.,
Charles WALTERS was sent to gaol for seven days for habitual drunkenness
Daniel HANNAN charged with being drunk in charge of a hackney carriage. Also charged with insulting and abusive language to Mr W MILLER, Fire Inspector. The evidence of Mr KNOWLES and arresting constable also taken.

Local The Rev. Robert HAZLETON, from Dublin, who was lately in Napier, is now lecturing in Wellington, in aid of the erection of a Wesleyan College in Dublin, which was recently referred to.

His Honor the Chief Justice has admitted Mr R C HAMERTON, permanent head of the Stamp Department in Wellington, as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme court.

The usual weekly gun drill of the Napier Artillery Volunteers will take place tonight at 7.30 o'clock, under Sergt-Major GRAY, Sergts GILBERD and SELLARS.

Messrs Stuart and Co will sell today at their stores, the unexpired lease of the premises recently occupied by Mr TAYLOR in Hastings Street.
Papers Past 19th June 1878.

Court- before His Honor Mr Justice Richmond

Sentences- John Harde ANDERSON was brought up for sentencing, he had nothing to say in his defence. His Honor said he would reserve his decision for the Court of Appeal on technical grounds. Prisoner would, in the meantime, be detained in custody until he could find two sureties of 50pounds each.

Samuel CARDWELL, for larceny, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, with hard labor.

Unlawfully wounding
Gotlieb SCHMIDT and Carl SCHMIDT were charged on three counts, with unlawfully wounding Robert WHALE.- John William THOMPSON aced at interpreter.
Mr LEE appeared for prisoners, who pleaded not guilty.
The following jury was empanelled:- Messrs John McVAY (foreman), George BROWN, S A SNELLING, Henry GILBERD, Joseph UPCHURCH, E HAYDEN, Samuel LAIRD, Henry NEAL, Charles KNOX, James HIGGS, Edward SYMONDS, G J SELLARS. Mr cotterill OPENED THE CASE FOR THE CROWN AND CALLED-Charles BAIN, who deposed- platelayer
on the railway line at Kopua- saw accused and MUNSON.

John BARRON-deposed- a baker living at Kopua.- saw prisoners at Kopua and heard Peter JACOBSEN saying, "He's using a knife."

Mr LEE- arrived afterwards and saw and recognised JACOBSEN and GOTLEIB, both covered with blood, also recognised BAIN, WHALE, WARD, CARMICHAEL, and MUNSON.

John Scott BESTIC deposed- a medical practitioner.
Papers Past 27 June 1878.

We learn from a Wairoa telegram that a native named KEREKA has been arrested, charged by a half-caste called HEI HEI with having stolen his horse. KEREKA is supposed to be either made of acting mad.

Resident Magistrate's Court before R BEETHAM Esq., R.M.
James GRIFFIN, and old offender, was fined 1 pound (with the alternative of 48 hours' imprisonment) for drunkenness.

From the Press Agency Auckland 26. Mr James FOLEY, formerly a member of the Provincial council, was killed today on the Onehunga railway. It is supposed that he was knocked down at the crossing place at Onehunga. The body was much mutilated.

Mr MacANDREW and Messrs CONYERS and LAWSON are inspecting the Kaipara railway.

The Grey River Argus, in recording the death, somewhat suddenly, of a compositor named William NELSON, "working in that office of that paper. Complained of violent pains in his stomach, and was so ill that he had to be conveyed to his residence. Medical aid was promptly obtained, but he gradually got worse, and died twelve hours afterwards. Deceased had been in the employ of the Argus proprietors for about nine years. He was 51 years of age, and was a grand-nephew of Admiral Lord NELSON. He leaves a wife and three children."
Papers Past 27th June 1878-Fire
An enquiry into the circumstances attending the late fire on Mr John McVAY's premises took place at the Masonic Hotel yesterday, before Dr HITCHINGS, Coroner and following jury:- Messrs John NEAL (foreman), Abraham MANOY, Samuel CARNELL, John HIGGINS, Michael HAYDEN, William TUCKWELL,, James ASHTON, J T JOHNSON, T PEDDIE, John MOORE, J HERON, George BENJAMIN, and George FUSZARD. Stock and premises insured for 1700 pounds. That is not half their value. On statement he stated that the nearest chimney to the building is Mr MORRISON the watchmaker, which is fully 50 feet away.

Papers Past 28th June 1878

Resident Magistrates Court yesterday, before R BEETHAM Esq., R.M.

Martin RYAN- charged with drunkenness.-Fined 10s or 24 hours imprisonment

Owen O'DONNELL charged on information of Constable BYRNE-Sgt O'MALLEY stated to the Bench that he had good reason for believing the defendant had not grounds for making of his statement. Fined 10s and costs 9s.

Hans BYGUM was charged, on information of Capt. BOWER, with having altered a certain footway in Emerson Street without the authority of the Corporation. As there was no appearance of the complainant, the case was dismissed.

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