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Thurs 01 May 1879

A Scandinavian - Peter LARSEN, died suddenly last evening at Mrs VAUGHAN's, Meanee Hotel. He had been working for Mrs VAUGHAN as a laborer and had been unwell for sometime.

There is a dispute over the will of the late chief Karaitiana TAKAMOANA. His brother Henry is dissatisfied with the disposition of the prpoerty and intends to dispute the will when probate is applied for. The estate is valued at about 40,000 pounds. The bulk of the property is left to his six year old son.
The three widows of the chief are to get the following:
Maritene - the favourite - 240 pounds a year
Betty & Victorine - 100 pounds a year.
These annuities, however, cease if the recipients re marry

Friday 02 May 1879

The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Porangahau, with 9 acres of land was sold for 1,700 pounds.

The Inspector of Schools, Mr HILL, computes that there should be 3100 children attending school in the district, but the average attendance at the close of the Dec. quarter was 1649.
The total school area in all the district schools was only sufficient to provide for 900 children. So this makes it hard to enforce the compulsory clauses of the Education Act.

Sat 03 May 1879

Birth COWELL : At Napier, on May 02, wife of J.M. COWELL, of a daughter

Patrick LEAHEY has been arrested on suspicion of having been concerned in the attempt to burn down the Napier District School buildings.

Mon 05 May 1879

Death GUTHRIE : At Papakihana, Porangahau, on Apr 30, Ann, widow of Thomas GUTHRIE, of Castlepoint. Aged 63 years

R.M. Court
Frederick WILSON - Drunkeness
Patrick LEAHY - Journeyman, Carpenter was remanded till Wednesday.
Larceny; Elizabeth FRANKLIN - Charged with stealing a cheque , the property of Richard VANCE.
Evidence given by: Louis WATTS - Agent for Union Steam Shipping Co - Port Ahuriri
Dora VANCE - wife of Richard VANCE
Sarah Jane STEWART - Servant of Dora VANCE, living on Milton Terrace
Eliza Jane GOLLOP - Wife of William
Henry GOLLOP - proprietor of the Commercial Hotel, Spit
Verdict: Found guilty. She would be imprisoned for 14 days with hard labour.
Bankruptcy Court:
John BULLOCH - Sheepfarmer - Papakura
Josiah Richard EVANS - Saddler - Taradale
Alexander CITTADINI - Hotel keeper - Wainui
Andrew GOLD - Builder - Napier
David BLACK - Boarding House keeper - Napier
Isaac KENT - Storekeeper - Wairoa
George Thomas FANNIN - Clerk - Napier
William LEE - Dairyman - Waitangi
Henry ARROW - Clerk - Waipawa
John Murray GIBBES - Medical Practioner - Havelock

Tues 06 May 1879

Dr. HITCHINGS received a telegram from Dr. HECTOR, stating that in the stomach of the late Mrs M'LENNAN, arsenic had been discovered. He could not discern any poison in the liver or spleen & only in small quantities in the stomach, which goes to show that the doses were administered in a systematic manner

Wed 07 May 1879

Birth M'LEAN : At Hampden, on May 02, wife of H. M'LEAN, of a son

Marriage BEETHAM - BIDWELL : At the residence of the brides father, Wellington, on Apr 30, by the Right Rev the Bishop of Wellington, Hugh Horsley, fourth son of William BEETHAM Esq of Taita, Wellington to Ruth third daughter of C.R. BIDWELL Esq of Pihautea, Wairarapa

Friday 09 May 1879

Birth CORNFORD : At Napier, on May 7, wife of H.A. CORNFORD Esq, of a son

Marriage BROWN - MACAULEY : On 29 Apr, by Rev.W.L. SALTER, at Makaraka, Charles Agnew, third son of Thomas Brown, of Old Lodge, Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England to Rossini, eldest daughter of James MACAULEY, Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland

Death VILLERS : On May 03 1879, at Ormond, William Charles VILLERS, after a short & painful illness. Aged 3 years & 9 months.

Mr C. COLLINS - appointed Registration Officer for Napier & Clive
Sat 10 May 1879

Birth STEWART : At France Rd, Napier, on May 8, wife of Rev. J. STEWART, of a son

Roderick Hugh M'LENNAN was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday charged with the wilful murder of his wife, Louisa Caroline M'LENNAN on 27 Mar last. Mr LASCELLES appeared for the accused who seemed to be perfectly cool & collected. He is to be remanded for 8 days in order that time might be allowed for holding the adjourned inquest on the body of the late Mrs M'LENNAN. The previous charge of false pretences against the prisoner was withdrawn in consequence of the other more serious offence

Tuesday 13 May 1879

Death FRANKLIN: On 12 May, at the residence of the parents, White Rd, John , eldest son of John & Ellen FRANKLIN. Aged 3 years 9 months. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr FRANKLIN, White Rd, at 2.30 pm tomorrow

Charles MONTEITH - Assistant at PRICE & Co's
Hans HANSEN - Ditto
Wlliam HARPER - Milkman
Frederick WELLS - Hotelkeeper
Alfred GIBLIN - resides at Gwavas
P. GOW - Poundkeeper - Waipukurau
Joseph TURLEY - Land Agent - Napier
Karl Frithof MORTENSEN - Storekeeper - Napier.
William TUCKWELL - Bootmaker - Napier

Wed 14 May 1879

Miss Julia TATHAM, a lady who was at Mr POWDRELL's, Meanee, has disappeared. She left Mr PARSON's, Papakura, a little after dark on Monday evening and her horse was found yesterday morning.

MANGINISON's hotel at Castle Point was last night burnt down. Cause of the fire , unknown
Thursday 15 May 1879

Birth WILSON: On 10 May, at Farndon, wife of James WILSON, of a daughter.

Search is still being carried on for Miss TATHAM.

Mr KEMSLEY - resigned as Fire Inspector for Napier

The charge against Patrick LEAHY of setting fire to Napier District School was thrown out of court due to a shaky witness.

Friday 16 May 1879

Birth MILLER : On May 8, at Napier, wife of R. M. MILLER Esq, of a daughter.

The body of Julia TATHAM was discovered in the Tutaekuri River yesterday afternoon. Inquest to be held this morning.

Mr. A. PRITCHARD- Pork butcher - Hastings St.
William Isaac SPENCER - gazetted - Honorary surgeon to the Napier Engineers.

Sat 17 May 1879

Birth HOADLEY : On 15 May, wife of C.B. HOADLEY, of a daughter

Inquest Held at the dwelling of Thomas POWDRELL, Meanee, before Dr. HITCHINGS, coroner,& jury, on the body of Julia Annie TATHAM, aged 31 years. JurY:
Harvey SLADEN ( Foreman)
Following gave evidence
Thomas POWDRELL - identified the body of Julia TATHAM who had been residing at his house for the last 8 years.
Mary Ann POWDRELL - daughter of Thomas POWDRELL
Henry POWDRELL - Son of Thomas
Mary PARSONS - Daughter of John PARSONS - Papakura
Const. John RYAN
Harry LANG - half caste, residing at Waiohiki Pah.
Verdict : Found drowned

Patutahi Block ( P.B. District) will be offered for sale by Public Auction on 10 June 1879
Mon 19 May 1879
A man has been found dead in Hampden, but no particulars were furnished

Tues 20 May
The body of the man found in the Waipawa river yesterday has not yet been identified. Two men, BAKER & HALL were on their way from Onga Onga to Hampden, when BAKER spotted the body

A movement is on foot for building a Roman Catholic Church in Wairoa.

R.M. Court
David CAUL, William SWNSON, James TOLLISON & William LULY - Drunkenness
William LULY - obscene language
Samuel ANDERSON - stealing firewood

Wed 21 May 1879

Birth SPEAR : At the Parsonage, Wairoa, on 18 May, wife of Rev. J. SPEAR, of a daughter

Inquest Held at the Railway Hotel, Port Ahuriri, yesterday, before Dr HITCHINGS,coroner & a jury on the body of a sailor named Charley who was drowned by the upsetting of a boat near the long point on the 10th inst.
Verdict: Accidentally drowned

Thursday 22 May

Charles LEACH - Store keeper - Te Aute
Robert SOMERVILLE - Store keeper - Hastings

The man whose body was found in the Waipawa river Monday last, was SOMMERLEY and that he leaves a wife and 7 children
Friday 23 May 1879

Mr P. BRYANT - Signwriter - Napier

R.M. Court
John Joseph KELLY - charged with sly grog selling
Evidence by: John WOODBURN : He was too intoxicated and had to be removed from the dock.
Jeremiah LINAHAN
Fined 50 pounds & costs

Saturday 24 May 1879 missing Issue

Tues 27 May 1879
R.M. Court
William PHILLIPS - Drunkenness
William LE BAS - Aged 14 years -
Breaking & entering the shop of Mr WHITE - Remanded
Charge of Wife Murder Roderick. H. M'LENNAN - charged with causing the death of his wife by administering arsenic to her
Mr COTTERILL - For the Crown
Mr LASCELLES - For the Defendant
Evidence given by:
Edward SAUNDERS - " Boots" at the Masonic Hotel
James WILKINSON - in the employ of Messrs LARGE & TOWNLEY
The court was adjourned

Wed 28 May 1879

Marriage LOZELL - CAMPBELL :on the 22 May, at Kaikora, by Rev. J.U. SPENCE, John Steven LOZELL, eldest grandson of John STEVEN of the same place to Mary Sarah CAMPBEll of Waiapu, Auckland
Charge of Wife Murder ( Continuing)
Evidence given by: Dr. HECTOR - M.D. in charge of Government Lab - Wellington.

Bankruptcy Court
Francis AMY - Storekeeper - Waipawa
Philemon PALMER - Dairyman - East Clive

Thursday 29 May 1879
Re: Charge of Wife Murder
Evidence given by :
Margaret CLARKE - servant to Mr BRANDON, Meanee, but late housemaid at the Masonic Hotel
Dr SPENCER - performed the autopsy with Dr. DE LISLE. said he did not think that death was due to natural causes because he could not find any disease likely to cause death.
Case adjourned

Re : Boy Burglar William LE BAS - Committed for trial at Supreme Court

Patrick LYNCH - Vagrancy - 3 months imprisonment with hard labour.
Friday 30 May 1879

Death O'DOWD : At Taradale, on May 29, Charles Patrick O'DOWD. Aged 33 years

A sale of Crown lands, including town sections at Mahia, will be held today.

R. M. Court
RE : Wife Murder
Evidence by:
William Henry ELLIOT - Book keeper - Masonic
Dr. DE LISLE. Staed that he was in his 43rd year and had been practising for 8 years. In Guernsey, he had attended one case of arsenical poisoning.
George Prior DONNELLY - Sheepfarmer - Omahu - was staying at the Masonic on the night of the 26th Mar.
Ellen ALLOWAY - Barmaid - Masonic
Ellen Annie SMITH - servant at Mrs WILLIAMS, Te Aute, but of late was a housemaid at Masonic.
Case Adjourned

Bankruptcy Court
Leonard ROPER - Drover _ Meanee
Harvey Smith INGRAM - Hotel keeper - Wairoa
James Robert SCOTT - Hotel keeper - Napier
Saturday 31 May 1879
Robert COOPER was committed for trial by the Gisborne Bench for a breach of the Arms Act, by which he enabled a native to obtain amminition.

R.M. Court

Hiraka TAHUA - obstructing the railway line at Takapau, by putting up two wooden posts and a chain. The Govt. withdrew the charge as the prisoner was on his own land.

RE: Wife Murder: Evidence by;
Emma Agnes SCOTT - wife of James.R. SCOTT, who recently kept the Masonic Hotel.
Martha CLIST - sister of Emma SCOTT - residing at Masonic
Louisa KERNICK - Housemaid - Masonic
Case Adjourned

Mon 02 June 1879
31 May - Southern Cross from Auckland via Gisborne. Miss HAMMOND, Miss GILMORE, Det. GRACE. Messrs MACDONALD & DAVIDSON

Birth FARMER : On 26 May, at Porangahau, wife of J. FARMER, of a son

Marriage GARRY - SMITH : On 24 May at the residence of the brides father, by Rev. D, SIDEY, William James GARRY to Hellen SMITH, third daughter of W. SMITH esq, Napier

Death COUPER : On 31st inst, at Havelock House, Grace, daughter of the late William COUPER. Aged 18 years. The funeral will leave for the Havelock Cemetery this day at 2 pm.

We hear that there are about 40 bankrupts in various stages in Hawkes Bay.

Court Re : Wife Murder Evidence by :
Margaret M'DONALD - wife of Alexander - Patangata.
M'LENNAN was committed to take his trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court at Napier.

Bankruptcy Court
Thomas UREN - Storekeeper - Roselands, near Gisborne

Wed 04 June 1879

Birth HILL : At Christchurch on May 31, wife of C. HILL, of a daughter

Annual Licensing Court: Following obtained licenses, but in all cases for existing houses
John ASHTON - Napier
Richard BARROWS - Caledonian
Wm Young DENNETT - Masonic
James JOHNSTON - Star
Wm. Thomas LIMBRICK - Royal
Wm. MAYO - Empire
Garrett MURNANE - Victiria
John ROULSTON - City Terminus
Charles Henry SMITH - Shamrock - Awatoto
Daniel YOUNG - Ferry - Western Spit.
Transfers - Granted
H.O. CAULTON to J. ROULSTON - City Terminus
J. JOHNSTON to Daniel YOUNG - Ferry
J.M. PARKER to G. MURNANE - Victoria
J.R. SCOTT to W.L. DENNETT - Masonic
Robert BRISTY to William Richard BARROWS - Caledonian
Michael HAYDEN - Foresters Arms . The bench granted a renewal on the last occasion on condition that the house was re built. Nothing has been done to it. Renewal granted, on the understanding a new house would be built as soon as possible.

Petane Licensing Court
George BOGGS - received a new license for the Waverley Hotel and the existing license was transferred from George BRADLEY to him. A.G. D. M'LEOD applied for a license for the new Konini Hotel to take the place of the one recently burnt down. License refused - Hotel rightly fell into the Ngaruroro Licensing District and the application should be lodged there.

Bankruptcy Court
William John GRAHAM - Timber Merchant - Napier

Thursday 05 June 1879

Birth BLYTHE : At Napier, on June 4, wife of W.R. BLYTHE, of a daughter

R.M. Court
Samuel CHAPPELL - fined 2 shillings for leaving his hackney carriage unattended & without the wheels locked.

James KEYS fined 2 shillings for using abusive language towards Margaret CLEARY ( My GG Grandmother), a neighbour.

Napier District School Staff
Mr THOMPSON - Headmaster
Mr MURRAY - 2nd Master
Mrs STANLEY - Mistress
Miss ROBOTTOM - Assistant Mistress
Miss MANN - Infant mistress
Two male & 5 female pupil teachers

Bankruptcy Court
Cornelius Fookes CORRIGAN - Fellmonger - Kaikora

Friday 06 June 1879

Death NASMITH : On 4 th inst, Nelly Anthony, beloved wife of James NASMITH, engineer. Aged 24 years. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave her late residence, Harding Rd, today at 2 pm.Friends & members of the R.A. P. please accept this intimation.

Men are being invited to enrol in the New Zealand Field Force. There have been 29 applicants and some of them trained men, who had been members of militia or volunteer corps. Some of the men were despatched to Wellington by the "Hawea"

William COLENSO - Secretary of Hawkes Bay Philosophical Institute.
Sat 07 June 1879

Birth DIMWIDDIE : At Brewster St, Napier, on Friday 06 June, wife of P. DINWIDDIE, of a son

Death WALKER : On 06 June at Maraekakaho, Robert WALKER. Aged 43 years. The funeral will pass through Havelock, for the Havelock cemetery at 1.30pm today. friends will please accept this intimation.

About 250 men have offered themselves to Inspector SCULLY, in response to the advertisement calling for voulunteers for the N.Z. Field Force.

An inquest was held at the Lunatic Asylum yesterday morning on Bernard SHIEVLING, whom had died the previous day. Verdict : Natural causes

Bankruptcy Court
David Dean LYNSAR : Schoolmaster- Te Aute
Monday 09 June 1879

Marriage HARSTSHORN - CLIFTON : On Wednesday 04 June, at St. Marks, Clive, by Rev. W.N. ST. HILL, Edwin HARTSHORN, Waipukurau to Sarah Elizabeth, second daughter of George CLIFTON, of Clive

A meeting of teachers in the Hawkes Bay Education
District was held for the purpose of forming a Teachers Association.
Mr G. MABERLY of Gisborne was called to the chair. A provisional committee was appointed.
M'LEOD - President
GUSH - Secretary - Treasurer.

Tues 10 June 1879
Marriage JOHNSTONE - ASHLEY : On Thursday June 05, at the residence of Rev. D. SIDEY, James JOHNSTONE to Mrs Margaret ASHLEY, both of Napier

Court John SMITH & Peter MURRAY - Drunkenness
Wed 11 June 1879
Court William PRICE - Drunkenness

The sitting of the Native Land Court will be held here on 16 July. There are 110 succession claims to be heard, 12 applications for land to be put through the court and 27 applications for sub - division of the land The succession claims to the Whenuakara Block, about which there is a dispute between ARIHI TE NAHU & others, are again to come before the Native Land Court. the claim was originally decided in favor of ARIHI in 1876.

Mr J.S. BESTIE, practising at Wairoa as a medical man, died suddenly yesterday at the Clyde Hotel.
Thursday 12 June 1879
Ernest J. JOHNSON & James SMITH, failed to answer to their names when called as Jurymen at the Supreme Court. Fined 40 shillings each. John MAHONEY was excused as he suffered from an internal injury.

R.M. Court Ole CHTISTIENSEN - Drunkenness

Supreme Court before Chief Justice PRENDERGAST
Grand Jury:
J.H. VAUTIER ( Foreman)
Bills thrown out were:
George Prior DONNELLY & Joseph PRICE - fraud
William MORLEY - Larceny

True Bills found against:
Michael BOYLAN - selling arms without a license
Waha TAKATAK - horse stealing
James LE BAS - house breaking
Joseph HUTCHINSON - larceny from a dwelling
Yokum SCOTT- sheep stealing
NOROHOWHARE - horse stealing
Anne & Charles CHTRISTENSEN - larceny
Vernon CAMPBELL - forging & uttering
Robert VINSEN - larceny
William BISHOP & Henry LOWE - Burglary
John WHELAN - Arson
John RUSSELL & Richard WINTER - Burglary
The Grand Jury were then discharged.
Robert. H. M'LENNAN - charged with wife murder - case was postponed until December

Selling Firearms without a License Michael BOYLAN was indicited for selling arms without a license at Poverty Bay.
Evidence given by:
Tuta NIHOHIHO - Gisborne
Mereana TUTA
David JOHNSON - collector of customs - Gisborne
: Found guilty - released on bail, bound over to appear at the courts next sitting in December if to abide the decision of the Court of Appeal.
Larceny Joseph HUTCHINSON - indicted for stealing from the Masonic Hotel, a watch & chain and several articles of jewellery, property of Henry Richard CLIST.
He pleaded guilty - remanded till following morning for sentence.
House Breaking James LE BAS - aged 12 years, indicted for breaking into the premises of Levi WHITE and stealing some copper money & tokens. As none of his family or friends were present the case was adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning.
Friday 13 June 1879

R.M. Court
Richard PEARCE - Drunkenness
Thomas STEVENSON - Fined
5 shillings for using certain premises as a shooting gallery, without a license

The eight volunteers who left by the "Ladybird" for Wellington are to join the Field Force at Taranaki. Among them was Rowley HILL, who gained the N.Z. Cross of Valour in 1869 for his conduct during the Mohaka Massacre.

Burglary at Mr GOLSTONE's Store at Frasertown. No particulars are yet known

Supreme Court Joseph HUTCHINSON - appeared for sentencing on the charge of stealing. As he was 69 years and had been in prison since December last, a light sentence would therefore be inflicted. Hard labor for six months.
Alleged Larceny of a Cheque Robert VINSEN - charged with larceny as a Bailee, in fraudulently converting to his own use a cheque given to him by Mr G.E.R. M'ALPINE.
Jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
Horse Stealing NOHOWHERA was indicted for stealing a horse, the property of Mr. DONOVAN, Meanee
Jury returned
a verdict of guilty. Remanded until following morning for sentence.

Saturday 14 June 1879

A Gazette notice directs that all children dealt with under the " Neglected & Criminal Children's Act 1867", within the Provincial District of Hawkes Bay are in future to be sent to the Burnham Reformatory, Christchurch.

Port Ahuriri day school will be opened Monday next in the old school house until the new school building is completed. Mr GUSH is the Master

Supreme Court Sentence NOROWHARE - was found guilty of horse stealing. Mr MILLER, chief gaoler proved a previous conviction against the prisoner for house breaking at Waiapu. Sentence: To be kept in the Public Prison, Napier for 12 months.
Horse Stealing Waka TAKATAKA - Indicted for stealing a mare, the property of Joseph SIMPSON. The case was sent to trial from Gisborne.
Verict : Found guilty. Sentence deffered until morning.
** Forging a Cheque Vernon CAMPBELL - pleaded not guilty to forging and uttering a cheque for 36 pounds, purporting to be signed by Mr. A. M'LEAN, with intent to defraud Bank of Australasia.
In January last, the prisoner went to the shop of J.R. EVANS, Saddler, Taradale and asked for a blank cheque. Mr EVANS gave him on and saw him write something on a piece of paper that looked like a cheque. Next day the prisoner went to a Horse Bazaar at Napier and there said he wanted a horse to replace a valuable animal he had sold to Archibald M'LEAN, manager on Douglas M'LEAN's station at Maraekakaho. He purchased a horse and tendred a cheque for 36 pounds signed by A. M'LEAN. Mr MONTEITH deducted 12 pounds and gave him a cheque of his own for 24 pound as change. Mr M'LEAN repidiated the cheque, declaring the signature a forgery.
The prisoner stated that the cheque was really signed by a person of the name Allan M'LEAN whom he had first known in 1861 when they were working at Maraekakaho. Allan M'LEAN , according to the prisoner had been back in Napier in January last but had left and could not now be located
Verdict : Found guilty of uttering. Prisoner remanded until following morning for sentence

David Earl LINDSAY - Builder - Napier
Monday 16 June 1879

Marriage ANDERSON - ALLANACH : On 6 June, by Rev. D. SIDEY, William ANDERSON to Ellen ALLANACH, relict of John ALLANACH, both of Aberdeen, Scotland

Wellington - Last night a fire commenced in the Imperial Opera House. Fully 40 buildings have been destroyed

R.M. Court
Edward .H.M. SYMONS - False pretences
Peter LUNDEN & John FARRELL were brought up before
J.A. SMITH J.P., charged with lunacy. They were remanded until Tuesday for medical examination. LUNDEN was arrested because he was in a public place pulling off his clothes

Supreme Court
Waka TAKATAKI - found guilty of horse stealing - 9 months imprisonment
Vernon CAMPBELL - Guilty of uttering a forged cheque - 18 months hard labor
Stealing Jewellery
Annie & Charles CHRISTIANSEN - charged with stealing jewellery the property of R.W. JENSEN.
Annie pleaded guilty.
Charles pleaded not guilty - Jury found him guilty of receiving one stolen watch. Sentence was deferred.
Burglary John RUSSELL & Richard WINTER - Indicted for breaking and entering into the house of Mary M'KENNA. Pleaded not guilty.
Jury found them not guilty .
Tuesday 17 June 1879
Early in August, about 1,100 acres of Mr TANNER's prpoerty adjoining Hastings will be auctioned. 80 acres are to be laid off in town allotments on each side of the Hastings & Havelock Rd, in continuation of the present township. 500 acres will be cut up into suburban allotments, varying from 2 - 20 acres, the rest into 10 acre blocks Re : Wellington Fire. A list of all the buildings destroyed. If anyone is interested I will happily forward on.

H. B. Education Board
Mr HARDY - Master at Takapau at the newly erected school Schools now completed are: Woodville, Waipawa, Clive, Matawhero & Napier and the teachers house at Clive. Those in progress : Gisborne, Taradale, Port Ahuriri. Teachers houses at Taradale, Norsewood, Port Ahuriri & Matawhero. Board accepted the tender of Richard DAVIS for erection of Wairoa School for 266 pounds

Supreme Court
Sentence Charles CHRISTIENSEN - was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labor. Annie CHRISTIENSEN - was furher remanded in order that time might be allowed to receive an answer from Burnham Reformatory as to whether there was room for the girl.

Acquitted Henry LOWE & William BISHOP - Indicted for breaking into the dwelling house of Hannah FALLON & stealing 2 pounds.
The prosecutrix kept a house that had a bad character and the prisoners were two of a mob of about 20 who entered the house. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

Burglary James LE BAS - Aged 12 years. Charged with entering the premises of Levi WHITE and stealing cooper money & tokens. Pleaded guilty and was sentenced to be imprisoned in Napier Gaol until Wednesday and then to be sent to Burnham Reformatory for 5 years.

Sheep Stealing Yokham SKOTT - charged with stealing 5 ewes the property of Donald M'MASTER. SKOTT is a butcher at Danevirk and Mr M'MASTER has a sheep run about 3 miles from the township Evidence taken from:
J. ALLARDICE - Storekeeper - Danevirk
Jury returned a verdict of not guilty
Wednesday 18 June 1879

Births M'ILLROY : At West Clive, on June 14, wife of John.L. M'ILLROY, of a daughter

PELCHER : At Wallingford, June 7, wife of G. PELCHER, of a daughter

PEMBERTON : At Tikokino, June13, Wife of E. PEMBERTON, of a daughter

Death HIGGINS : At the Royal Hotel, Napier, 16 June, Julia, beloved wife of E. HIGGINS. Aged 30 years. Deeply regretted The funeral will leave her late residence at 8 o'clock on Thursday morning

R.M. Court Messrs COOPER & BRODIE were remanded to Wellington to take their trial for selling arms to natives at Gisborne

It appears that Burnham is only an Industrial School, not a reformatory and that criminal children can not be sent there. This will necessitate the reconsideration of the setence passed upon the boy LE BAS.
A special sitting of the Supreme Court will be held tomorrow to deal with the boys case and also the girl M'KENNA whom it is proposed to send to a school under the "Neglected & Criminal Children's Act".

Supreme Court Arson Patrick WHELAN - charged with setting fire to the house of William HAWKER at Meanee on 25 Feb last Jury returned a verdict of not guilty

R.M. Court
Lunacy Peter LUNDON & John FARRELL - were further remanded

Breach of Post Office Act William SUTHERLAND, mail carrier, charged with delaying the mails entrusted into his care. He should of carried the mail overland to Wairoa, but with the intention of saving time he put them on board a steamer advertisedto sail that day. THe steamer not not sail and the result was a delay in the delivery of the mail. Fined 10s and costs

Flora SUMMERS, an old woman just released from gaol, charged with stealing two brooches the property of James JOHNSON. Pleaded guilty. Then charged with stealing aoollen shawl, property of James ROLSTON 3 months imprisonment for first charge 6 months for second A total of 9 months in all

Hard Case Edmond. H.W. SYMONS, farmer, Hawera, charged on remand with obtaining 14 pounds on false pretences from Benjamin B. JOHNSON, Waipawa. Police withdrew the charge.
Thursday 19 June 1879

William CRAWFORD , Woodville & William THOMPSON, Kaikora have passed the Govt. Teachers Examination in elementary science

Supreme Court
Sentences James LE BAS - was again brought up for sentence. Six months in the public gaol at Napier, with hard labor.
Annie CHRISTIENSEN - received a similar sentence
Friday 20 June 1879

Birth SELLARS : On 19 June, at White Rd, wife of W.H. SELLARS, of a daughter

Tenders are invited by the Govt. for the construction of Napier Workshops for Napier - Manawatu Railway.

Mon 23 June 1879

Constance & Thomas M'KENNA, two children whom the police are seeking to send to the Burnham Industrial School, to remove them beyond the reach of the evil influence of their mother were brought up at thr R.M. Court, but Judge KENNY was obliged to remand them as the necessary Gazette notice authorising children to be sent from Hawkes Bay to the Burnham School, Canterbury had not been received. James LANGHAN, a boy whose father is undergoing imprisonment for life for wife murder, was also remanded for similar records.

Peter LUNDON , on remand, charged with lunacy was sent to the asylum. John FARRELL who was similarly charged , was further remanded.
Tues 24 June 1879

Birth M'IVER : At Waikari, on 14 June, wife of Murdick M'IVER, of a son.

R.M. Court
Jeremiah MURPHY - Lunacy - Remanded
W. MIDDLETON - failed to appear for drunkenness & indecency. Fined 10s & costs
David NELSON - Horse stealing - Remanded
William James IMRIE - 3 months hard labor for obtaining goods under false pretences from William MORRIS
Wed 25 June 1879

A man has been drowned in the Tuki Tuki, while attempting to cross the river near Patengata, yesterday morning.
Bankruptcy Court Theophilus STARKEY - Bootmaker - Napier

Frederick ALGAR - Commission Agent - West Clive
J. GODDARD - Havelock Nursery
Thurs 26 June 1879

Death MOORE : On 25 June, at Waipawa, Percy Theodore, infant son of Thomas Moore. Aged 4 & a half months old. The funeral will take place this day at 3 pm

Inquest Was held on Tuesday at the Royal Hotel, Carlyle St, before Dr. HITCHINGS, coroner & a jury, on the boy of Thomas DUFFY, who died suddenly on Monday evening in the house of William KYLE, Chaucer Rd. He had been sickly for sometime. He had heart problems. Jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.
Court The three "neglected" children to be sent to Burnham Reformatory School are Constance & Thomas M'KENNA for 7 years and James LANGHAN for 5 years. They are all to be brought up in the Roman Catholic faith.
John CHASE - Drunkenness & furious riding
Alfred SCORGIE - Allowing horses to wander in a public St

Re: Drowning in Tuki Tuki River The mans name was EKE and he was in the employ of Mr MULLINDER and was in engaged in carrying the mail between Kaikora & Patangata. The river was swollen at the time and he had been in the company of a man called KING. EKE was an Englishman , a native of Norfolk. He had been in the colony about 2 years
and was unmarried.

Papers Past HB Herald 01 July 1879

Death MANEY : At Meanee, on 30, June, Richard MANEY. Aged 69 years The funeral will leave his late resisence, on Wed 02 July, at 2pm

Mr BALLANCE has resigned his seat in cabinet

Court David NELSON - Horse stealing - Remanded
Wed 02 July 1879

Marriage STEELE - LLEWELYN : At Camberwell Church, Melbourne, J.J. STEELE of Cricklewood ( late of Owhio) Wairoa, H.B. to Malvina Florence, eldest daughter of E.V. LLEWELYN Esq, late of Celyon, coffee planter

Death Re : MANEY : The funeral will leave his late resisence this day July 2, at 11 am and will pass the Mission Station at noon, for Napier by the New Taradale Rd.

Vital statistics for the district, for the month of June are :
Births : 31
Deaths : 16
Marriages : 9
Thurs 03 July 1879

John WARD - Drunkenness
Jane APLIN - using abusive language to Alfred Lewis. Fined 5s
John FARRELL - Lunacy. Acquitted
Ralph BAILEY, Carpenter- stealing carpenters tools, property of G.H. HAMILTON, Wanganui for whom he had been working. Remanded to Wanganui

Mr RATHBONE has been obliged to close his sawmills at Waipawa, discharging all hands. If trade does not improve he will also have to close his Hampden Mills
Friday 04 July 1879

Mary M'KENNA, a woman of notorious character, who has previously served a term of imprisonment was yesterday sentenced by Mr KENNY to 3 months hard labor. She is the mother of the two children who were recently sent to the Burnham Industrial School to place them beyond the reach of her evil example. Sgt. O'MALLEY & Det. GRACE gave a shocking account of their visit to the woman's house, the neighbours will be glad to know that for 3 months at least their eyes will not be offended by the disgraceful scenes to which they have sometimes been unwilling witnesses.
Sat 05 July 1879

An inquest was held at Norsewood yesterday on the body of a woman named LAURIG, whose death shortly after childbirth took place under circumstances that appeared to render an inquiry necessary. We have not as yet heard the result.

R.M. Court
John Wood JERVIS - Forgery - Remanded

Mon 07 July 1879

Death CARTER : At Gisborne, Poverty Bay, on July 4th, George Augustus, second son of the late Capt. J.C.L CARTER. Aged 25 years.

At the inquest on the body of Mrs LAURIG, whose death in child bed at Norewood we noticed on Saturday, a verdict was returned to the effect that she died from unskilful treatment by a non qualified attendant. A warrant has been issued against Carl GUDMAN, the chemist who attended her

Tues 08 July 1879

Death LASCELLES : At Waipawa on 6 JUly, of capillary bronchitis, adolarious, W.H.H. LASCELLES, eldest surviving son of the late Thomas Allen LASCELLES, formerly Lieutenat & Adjutant of H.M 63rd Regiment Foot & Chief Police Magistrate of the Colony of Van Diemens Land. Aged 53 years. Australian, Tasmanian & Canterbury papers please copy. The funeral will leave his late residence this day ay 2 pm. Interred at Kaikora

The Native Land Court is still sitting in Wairoa. A good number of business has however been alresady disposed of. Only one blockof any extent has been dealt with - Maungataniwha, for which a memorial has been ordered to be made out in favor of a leading chief named Toha RAHURAHU & 6 others

Hugh APLIN - Music Teacher - France Rd
F. BETHELL - Saddlery - Havelock
Pierce POWER - Chief Inspector of Sheep

Dissolution of Partnership
The partnership, heretofore, existing between Thomas HALLETT, Joseph HALLETT & Enoch HALLETT as Sheepfarmers under the name of HALLETT Bros, has this day been mutually dissolved.
The business will be carried on by Thomas & Joseph HALLETT alone.
Dated : 24 June 1879

Public Auction - 4 Sept 1879
On instructions from Hugh M'LELLAN Esq, Te Haroto to sell by Public Auction the leasehold & freehold blocks known as Tarawera & Tatarokina Blocks 130,000 acres leasehold
490 acres - freehold - Te Haroto 15 acres - suburban sections in township - Tarawera 10,000 sheep

Wed 09 July 1879

Birth ALLARDICE : At Danevirk, on 5 July, Mrs ALLARDICE, of a daughter.

RM Court
Alleged Manslaughter Carl GRADMAN, Chemist, Woodville, charged with causing the death of Caroline LAURVIG at Norsewood, by unskilful medical treatmet. Remanded for a week
Frederick SCOTT - Drunkenness in a railway carriage
Forgery: John Wood JARVIS, charged with forging a cheque for 7 pounds 4 shillings, purporting to be drawn on BNZ by Rev. S. WILLIAMS
Evidence by: Frederick WINSOR - Clerk - Railway Dept - Napier
Charles Peter WINKLEMAN - Clerk - lived with prisoner at the Terminus Hotel.
Mr ASHTON - Provincial Hotel
Mary HIGGINS - Housemaid - Terminus
James ROULSTON - Terminus Hotel
Rev. S. WILLIAMS - Te Aute
Prisoner was committed for trial at next sitting of Supreme Court

Thurs 10 July 1879

R.M. Court
Thomas MINOR & John WARD - Drunkenness Alleged Robbery of Jewellery
Samuel LUPTON, charged with stealing gold watch & chain, valued at 35 pounds, property of John EDDIE, Napier. Prisoner remanded

Friday 11 July 1879

Birth TRACY : At Napier, on 19 June, wife of William TRACY, of a son
Sat 12 July 1879

R.M. Court
Robert YOUNG - Drunkenness
John LIST - Drunkenness
David NELSON alias JONES alias NESBITT
- Charged with horse stealing. He was in the service of Thomas WILLAN,
Meanee at the beginning of 1877. He disappeared with a mare belonging to
Mr WILLAN. Committed for trial.
Charles Wesley BULLER - Gazetted a Licensing Commissioner- Gisborne
Josiah Compton JONES - Gazetted a J.P. - Gisborne
William Henry TUCKER - Gazetted a J.P. - Gisborne

Mon 14 July 1879

There ia charming old maori woman in the Napier Lunatic Asylum. She answers to the name Heromina and lived at Wairoa. She is described as harmless but has an objectionable habit of setting her neighbours houses on fire.
Wed 16 July 1879
Birth LEACH : At Te Aute, on Friday July 11, wife C. LEACH, of a daughter
Court Carl Marie GRADMAN, charged with causing the death of Caroline LAURVIG. Mr LEE defended the prisoner
Evidence by : Edward Anderson LAURVIG, storekeeper at Norsewood and husband of the deceased, said that on 29 June his wife was confined with twins. A nurse named Mrs STAAKKI was present. After the first child was born the nurse told him to fetch a doctor and he went for Mr GRADMAN who was "a kind of doctor, helping people when they were ill". Mr GRADMAN told him he had better get an English doctor and he said he would do so , but pressed him (GRADMAN) to go to the house. On seeing Mrs LAURVIG he told witness to go at once for the doctor.
This was between 4 & 5 in the morning or about 1 and a half hours after GRADMAN arrived. Witness was about 1 and a half hours catching his horse, he then rode off to Kopua and caught the train for Waipukurau where he found Dr. REED. they returned by the next train. Dr REED rode from Kopua on horseback and witness was following in the coach. On his arrival at home he found Dr. REED there, the child was born and Mrs LAURVIG appeared to be all right. After the doctor left she seemed to improve up to midnight when she became worse, dying at about 5 o'clock in the morning. When she died a neighbour Mrs GUNDERSON was with her. Mrs STAAKKI had gone to lie down in another room. Anna STAAKKI, wife of Harold STAAKKI said she was living with Mrs LAURVIG, 5 or 6 weeks before her death. She was engaged to assist in the housework and not as a nurse. Mrs ERICKSON was present at the birth of the first child and also while GRADMAN was attending to Mrs LAURVIG.

Dr. REED- Waipukurau. When the other child was born he noticed that both arms had been torn away, which would be the effect of GRADMAN's procedure. The child was of course dead. He left Mrs LAURVIG free of pain and comortable, but he had doubt of her recovery. Her death he attributed to exhaustion. He believed that if she had been attended by a skilled medical man at first she would of lived.
Judge KENNY asked the witness whether he thought that, had the accused not attended Mrs LAURVIG - that was, had she been left witout medical attention until his arrival - she would have recovered. Dr. REED replied he was not prepared to say that. Judge KENNY said there was no direct evidence to show that Mrs LAURVIG's death was due to the unskilful treatment of the accused and that no jury would convict him. GRADMAN was therefore discharged from custody

Thursday 17 July 1879

Samuel LUPTON - charged with stealing watch, chain & seal from John EDDIE, committed for trial
Friday 18 July 1879

Birth BEECROFT : At Hastings on 17 July, wife of W.A. BEECROFT, of a son

Court Albert HAPUKA - Drunkenness
Henry HUDSON - Vagrant, again sent to prison for 3 months with hard labor

Sat 19 july 1879

Death BARTON : At Fernside, Wairarapa, on June 27, Richard BARTON. Aged 33 years.

Thomas MOODY - pleaded guilty to a charge of obtaining money & goods under false pretences. Sentenced to 3 months hard labor
Ernest PLOWDEN - False pretences - 6 months hard labor
Mr Duncan GUY - To be a solicitor in Waipawa
Walter ADAIR - Forestors Arms- Shakespeare Rd, late
landlord , Duke of Edinburgh, Porangahau
Tuesday 22 July 1879
Following is the list of inward passengers by the Rotorua on Saturday. Mr & Mrs STEELE, Miss Lucia PIRANI. Messrs FITZROY, SCOT & MACALISTER

Birth JOLL : At Harewood, Hastings on 20 July, wife of J.JOLL, of a son

Deaths ANDREWS : On June 14, at the residence of her father, Melby House, Rosburgh St, Wellington, Sarah Marion, second daughter of John & Mary ANDREWS, in the 19th year of her life

TURNER : On July 21, at his residence, Milton Rd, Napier, Mr J.A. TURNER. Aged 46 years. The funeral will leave his late residence this day at 3 o'clock

There was a smart shock of an earthquake last night at 10.46. The shock was felt the same time at Wairoa
Court Annie HARRIS, a native of Cape Colony & Edward ROSE, a Scandinavian were charged will illegally being on the premises of Mr OLIVER, Calile St. A number of previous convictions were proved against the woman who is of notoriously bad character and she was sentenced to 1 months imprisonment with hard labor. ROSE was sentenced to 7 days hard
labor James NESBITT & Michael MACDONALD - Drunkenness

A Zulu woman who is known as the "Cape Pigeon" figured in the court yesterday. We believe that she came from the Cape some years ago as a servant to an English Officer, but she subsequently led a disreputable life.

Education Board
Miss Mary MURRAY - Pupil teacher and also appt Sewing mistress at Port Ahuriri School
Te Arai School, Gisborne district is to be opened. Mr LYNSAR to be offered the teachership at 150 pounds for 12 months, bonus & house rent

Wednesday 23 July 1879

Hirini MATOHUNA , a Mahia native was yesterday arrested by Const. SHAW on a charge of stealing 34 pounds & 4 s from a whare and then setting the whare on fire to conceal his crime

Thurs 24 July 1879

Death BURGESS : At Napier Hospital, on July 23, Alexander BURGESS. Aged 37 years. The funeral will the Napier Hospital at 3pm this afternoon

J. SCORGIE, butcher, intimates that he will discontinue business from today

Court William MARONEY - allowing a horse to wander at large
Joseph LEONARD - obstructing the footpath by leaving an empty piano case across the walk. Dismissed
Samuel SNELLING - allowing his chimney to catch fire. Dismissed

Friday 25 July 1879

There are doubtless many European friends of Renata KAWEPO who will regret to learn that the old chief is seriously, if not dangerously, ill.
Thomas FLOYD - charged with stealing an axe and cross cut saw, the property of Stephen COOPER. FLOYD is a violent man and during the late severe weather had turned his children, quite naked, into the streets on several occassions. During the last 18 months the prisoner had 6 times been convicted and served a term of 6 months for a violent assault. He received 6 months imprisonment

Constable MADDIGAN - Waipawa, has been suspended pending an inquiry into a charge of assault preferred against that officer by a settler
Sat 26 July 1879
Birth THOMAS : On July 25, at Napier Terrace, wife of C.S. THOMAS, of a son

Court Annie DOWD, a woman young in years, but old in crime, sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for stealing 2 pairs of stockings, value 5 s, the property of Mr. G. KEMSLEY and 2 basins and a salt cellar, property of Mr.H. COHEN. John Hill CURTIS - Cook of the schooner "Sarah Pike",absenting himself without leave. 2 weeks imprisonment and forfeit 2 days pay.
Burns RIDMAN - Sailor on board the same vessel as previous prisoner was brought up on a similar charge. As he was of a better character than the cook , he was discharged

Renata KAWEPO, is somewhat better, though not yet out of danger

August NIEDERMAYR - Rate Collector for Clive Road Board

Mr. A. M'LEAN intends to open the Porangahau Smithy early in August

Hirini MATOHUNA was arrested at Mahia by Const. SHAW and charged with arson & burglary. He was brought up yesterday before H. DUFF J.P. and remanded as the RM will not be in Wairoa until August
Mon 28 July 1879

Frederick.W. COLLINS - Manufacturing Jeweller & Diamond Setter - Emerson st, Napier
H. HARWOOD - Bookseller & Stationer - Waipawa
Archibald M'LEAN - Chairman of Kereru & Aorangi Road Board

Tuesday 29 July 1879

Marriages NICHOLS - JIEFCOTE : At Napier, on July 23, by Rev. D. SIDEY,Henry NICHOLS, late of Sydney to Hannah JIEFCOTE

MUDGWAY - LOZELL : At the residence of the brides father, Kaikora, on 24 July, by Rev J.U. SPENCE, Alfred James MUDGWAY to Mary Grace LOZELL, both of Kaikora

Wairoa Court before Hector DUFF J.P. HIRINI - Arson & Burglary - Remanded
James.H. SMYTHE & Edward NOBLE - Stealing - Remanded
Thomas DUCKETT - Stealing on information of G.B. FLATT - Remanded

Wed 30 July 1879

Bankruptcy Harald Sundre HANSEN, Napier, Gardener

Thurs 31 Jul 1879
30 Jul - Result from wairoa

Renata KAWEPO is progressing favorably and his attendant considers him out of danger.


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