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Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday April 1st 1881
Mr. O'BRIEN has left at our office a monster potato, weighing 2-1/2 lbs., which was in a lot purchased from Mr. Harvey SLADEN.
We have received from Major ROUTLEDGE a cheque for 5 pounds 1s, the amount collected by him on the cricket-ground yesterday in aid of the charitable aid fund. Major ROUTLEDGE went to considerable trouble in collecting the money.
A number of gentlemen interested in the health and beauty of the town metin Messrs. BLYTHE and CO.'S offices on Wednesday, and agreed to offer to the Corporation trees of various kinds for planting along the streets on the reclaimed land. The question of planting a portion of the Ware-o-maranui reserve was also mooted, but was deferred for the present.
Mr. G. GILLIES' exhibition was well patronised yesterday. In the afternoon Mr. D. COTTON drove up all the school children and their friends from the Spit at his own expense. They were very much pleased with the exhibition. Saturday is the last day of the exhibition in Napier as Mr. GILLIES intends to leave for Auckland next week.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday April 2nd 1881
The special train from Hastings last evening with passengers for the theatre had a curious mishap at the Shamrock. The connection between the engine and the carriages snapped off, and the engine came on to Napier without the passengers, for whom it had to return.
The prevalence of sharks in the bay is becoming much talked about. A fishing party on board the Loch Fleet yesterday morning, after getting a few gurnets and schnappers could not hook anything but young sharks, and these could be got as quickly as lines could be thrown in and hauled aboard.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Captain PREECE,
R.M., Alexander ROBINSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. He was also fined 1 pound and costs, with the alternative of seven days' imprisonment, for using obscene language in Carlyle-street. Paurini te WIUTI was charged with feloniously stealing, on March 25th, from the railway train at Te Aute, a box, containing books valued at 10 pounds, the property of the Rev. G.E. SASS. Mr. DEWES appeared for the prisoner. (After much deliberation His Worship was convinced there had been no felonious intent in taking the box -Judy).
The case was dismissed.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday April 4th 1881
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Mr. H. EYRE KENNY, R.M., Catherine HUNT was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
A gentleman well-known in business circles left Napier somewhat suddently one day last week, and a good many of his friends are sorrowing at his departure, and are making anxious enquiries as to his whereabouts.
Captain Charles F. HELANDER, who has been master of the steamer Southern Cross for some three years past, and master of other steamers belonging to the Auckland Steamship Company, has severed his connection with that company. Captain HELANDER is well-known here, and was much esteeemed for his seamanship and obliging disposition.
Our Ormondville correspondent writes under Saturday's date:- A destructive bush fire is raging at Makatoku, close to the railway station. The inhabitants were greatly alarmed all yesterday, and some of them removed their effects to a place of safety. - Constable LAURENSON yesterday arrested a boy named William O'LEARY for stealing property from a house during the absence of the owner. - A resident policeman is required at Ormondville, for petty thefts and larikinism are on the increase.
The experiment made last year of exporting butter to England in hermetically sealed tins having proved successful, a further quantity is to be disposed of this year in the same manner, and with this end in view a large order for this is now being executed in Christchurch.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday April 5th 1881
Birth HOOD - At Onepoto Gally, Napier, on the 4th April, the wife of Mr George HOOD, of a daughter.
Deaths - CARTER - At Clyde, Wairoa County, on the 2nd April, Benjamin Richard, second son of the late Edwin CARTER, J.P.
GRAHAM - On April 2nd, drowned from the cutter Clara, in Hawke's Bay, N.Z., Joseph GRAHAM, aged about 26 years. Auckland and Dunedin papers please copy.
From the Home News we learn that the heir to the D'Arcy IRVINE estate has died at the early age of 17 years and three months.
The Simonsen Opera Company left by the Tararua last evening for Auckland, where there are indications they will have a very prosperous season. Mr. Simonsen expressed himself highly pleased with the result of his season of three weeks here.
A sad accident happened on board the cutter Clara on Sunday afternoon, resulting the loss of a seaman named Joseph GRAHAM. The Clara left the Spit on Saturday at midnight with the intention of proceeding to Mohaka, but the wind being from the N.E. she was forced to come to an anchor off Petane Valley on Sunday morning. At about 1 p.m., there being a heavy swell on, Capt. FERNEY thought it would be advisable to return to harbor. With this object GRAHAM was engaged in lifting the anchor, and had got some 30 fathoms to which she was riding, when the fall of the winch canted, while the sudden jerk on the chain carried the lever of the winch forward and the man with it. The lever came with such weight on the rail as to split it, and it is presumed that GRAHAM must have hit his head with like force on the rail and got stunned. He fell overboard and was seen but for a minute by Captain FERNEY under the bluff of the bow and then disappeared. ............... The deceased was a quiet and orderly young fellow. It is not certain whether he leaves any relatives in the colonies, though it is believed he had a brother in Auckland or Dunedin.
The Rev. W.O. OLLIVER will on Sunday next
preach his farewell sermon in Trinity Church. Sunday will also be the
anniversary of the Church. On Tuesday evening a valedictory tea meeting
will be held, when the congregation will say farewell to Mr. OLLIVER.
Hawkes Bay Herald, April 9th 1881
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., Sarah MARTIN was charged with using obscene language in Dickens-street on Sunday evening. Defendant did not appear. Constable FOSTER gave evidence of previously convicted of a similar offence and also on a charge of larceny, was fined 1 pound and costs, the the option of seven days' imprisonment.
Hawkes Bay Herald, April 15th 1881
The Gazette contains notices of the following land reserved for different purposes in Hawke's Bay:- Four sections township of Clyde, Wairoa, as a site for a hospital; two blocks, 100 and 95 acres respectively, Norsewood survey district, as endowments for primary education; 15 acres, Norsewood district for school site.
GRANT's Havelock coach was upset yesterday afternoon. When the coach was a little way out of Napier the driver of SIMPSON's coach endeavored to pass GRANT's on the wrong side and ran into the horses, upsetting the vehicle. The passengers, among whom were Mrs M'LEES AND Mrs MOTLEY and three children, were thrown out and received numerous bruises. It is quite a miracle that more serious consequences did not ensue.
The Poverty Bay Standard contains the following
remarkable item:- "It is stated that a dwarf, measuring only two
feet three inches in height, has arrived in Gisborne, and will exhibit
himself in aid of the Roman Catholic Church funds. He is said to be a
native of Bengal, and reputed to be very wealthy."
Monday April 18th 1881 -
The train from Napier on Friday morning was
very full of passengers. This had its effect when going up the Te Aute
incline, where it stuck, the engine not having power enough to drag it
up entire. The train was therefore divided and was hauled up in two instalments.
Birth - KETTLE - At Te Whare, Napier, on the 17th April the wife of N. KETTLE, of a daughter.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday April 20th
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday,
Dugald M'DONALD was brought up on suspicion of being of unsound mind.
He was brought down from Porangahau on Saturday, and was so violent that
he had to be put under restraint in the guard's van. He was remanded till
next Saturday for medical examination. William GOODWIN was charged with
a breach of the peace and with assaulting and resisting the police. He
was fined 1 pound on each charge, with the alternative of seven days'
The Census Returns - The whole of the census returns are not yet in, nor is precise information available, but sufficient is known to warrant the belief that, while Napier has remained practically stationary during the last three years, the population of the country districts within the Hawke's Bay County has largely increased. Napier shows a nominal increase, but it is known that the last census was very imperfectly taken, and that the then population was under-estimated, in addition to which a steamer was in the harbor with 195 souls on board, all of whom were credited to the town. The total population of the borough is set down at 5738, and the houses at 1125, of which 78 are unoccupied. The males number 2895, and the females 2843. The country districts show as follows:- Hastings township 616; Hastings outlying districts, 242; East and West Clive 773; Havelock and Pukuha 550; Petane riding 306; Papukura 147; Awatoto 56; Te Mata and Waimarama 95; Poukawa, Waitangi and Farndon 85. The Meanee and Taradale returns were not yet in.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday April 22nd 1881
Death - HUTCHINS - At Woodville, on April
19th, John Henry, son of James and Ellen HUTCHINS, aged 6 days.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday April 25th
Just before the Te Anau was leaving for Auckland
on Saturday evening the police arrested, on board the steamer, a man named
Albert WILLIAMS, on a suspicion of having stolen 23 pounds from a man
A man named George MONKS, employed on Captain
RUSSELL's Tainanui run, was found dead yesterday morning. He was going
to kill a wether and was last seen alive near the meat gallows by another
of Captain Russell's employees named Robert GUPPY. Half an hour afterwards
the latter found MONKS lying on his back dead. It is supposed that while
struggling with the sheep he had an attack of heart disease and immediately
At the Resident Magistrate's Court, yesterday
morning, before Messrs. E. LYNDON and S.Y. COLLINS, J.P.'S, Phillip BARRY,
charged with drunkenness, was discharged in consideration of his having
been locked up sinced Saturday. James CHASE, charged with a similar offence,
was fined 5s and costs. Albert WILLIAMS was charged with having stolen,
from a man at Wellington, a pocket-book containing a 10 pound note and
other money, in all 23 pounds. The prisoner was arrested on board the
Te Anau on Saturday. The police applied for a remand till this morning,
which was granted. Subsequently, however, from inquiries made by the police
they became convinced that the accused had satisfactorily accounted for
his possession of the money found upon him, and he was brought up again
yesterday afternoon and discharged. Robert, alias Andrew GALLAGHER, was
charged with having feloniously married, on December 9, 1876, one Eliza
WHITE, his first wife Caroline being then alive.
GILBERTSON-HINDMARSH - On 27th April, at St. John's Church, Napier, by the Rev. F.E. SELLING SIMCOX, assisted by the Rev. De Berdt HOVELL, Edward GILBERTSON, of Brookfields, Meanee, to Florence Eliza HINDMARSHL, eldest daughter of John HINDMARSH, Esq., of Pohui.
BOLTON-HINDMARSH - At St. John's Church, Napier on the 27th April, by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Waiapu, assisted by the Rev. De BERDT HOVELL, Samuel, third son of J.C. BOLTON, M.P., of Carbrook, Sterlingshire, to Mary Susan daughter of John HINDMARSH, Esq., of Pohui.
The Clarendon Hotel has been purchased by the present lessee, Mr. T. PEDDIE, for the sum of 1800 pounds cash. The sale was effected through Messrs HOADLEY and LYON. We understand that it is Mr. PEDDIE's intention to erect a large new hotel on the site immediately.
The appearance of two immense comets, visible from April 1 to June 12, is predicted by a writer in the London Times. The comet will, it is said, stretch across one-fourth of the heavens, and will eclipse in brilliancy the midday sun. They will occupy 2025-3/4 years in their revolution.
An exciting "bolt" occurred in Hastings-street yesterday afternoon. A two-horse buggy, owned by Mr HAWKINS, of Taradale, was being driven by Miss HAWKINS from the yard attached to Mr FORSTER's coach factory. The horses were restive, and knocked against a cab left opposite the factory for repairs. This frightened them and they dashed off. Getting on the footpath on the opposite side of the road Miss HAWKINS was thrown out, and the horses then dashed down the street under no control. ....... At the cabstand opposite Messrs RUDDOCK and FRYER's the runaways brought the buggy into a collision with a cab owned by a man named MYHILL. Both vehicles were overturned, the cab horses also being thrown on their sides - perhaps fortunately, as they were thus prevented from bolting. The buggy, when upside down, commenced to break to pieces.......Miss HAWKINS, when thrown out, was picked up and carried into Mrs FORSTER's house. She received some severe bruises, but was otherwise unhu! rt. The young lady deserves credit for the self-possession displayed until she was thrown out.
Three children, named SMITH, came up in the Result from Wairoa yesterday. They were deserted by their father there, and they have been sentenced to five years in the Barnham Reformatory.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday April 29th 1881
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday May 2nd 1881
Birth - BUDDOCK - On April 29th, the wife of H.S. RUDDOCK, of a son.
Marriage - RIDDIFORD-WARDELL - On the 29th April, at Newstead, by the Rev. A. HALBWACHS, S.M., Richard, third son of the late Daniel RIDDIFORD, Esq., of Woburn, Lower Hutt, to Beatrice Mary, second daughter of H.S. WARDELL, Esq., of Newstead, Featherston.
Captain HELANDER, late of the steamer Southern Cross, will take over the Farndon Hotel at the end of this month. Captain HELANDER should do well, as he has many friends in the district.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Robert PURVIS and Geo. SCOTT were each fined for drunkenness, the former 5s, and the latter 10s.
Mr CharlesKEEBLE, late agent of the New Zealand
Steam Shipping Company at this port, and latterly purser of the steamer
Rotorua, has been appointed wharf officer to the Union Steamship Company
Vagrancy - Patrick LYNCH, an old offender, was charged with having no lawful visible means of support. The prisoner said he had only been out of gaol twnety minutes when he was re-arrested. He would leave the colony if he were released. Sergeant O'MALLEY stated that the prisoner came out of gaol at 6 p.m., on Saturday and was roaming about the streets with a mob of boys after him till about 8 o'clock, when he was arrested. His Worship said that did not constitute vagrancy. The prisoner had not had sufficient time to get means of support. He did not see how the police could possibly proceed with the charge. His Worship cautioned the prisoner, remarking that there were twelve convictions recorded against him, and he would have to get something to do. The prisoner was then discharged.
Drunkenness - Findley FORDYCE failed to appear in answer to a charge of drunkenness, and his bail of 1 pound was forfeited.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday May 4th 1881
The cutter Clara, Captain F. FERNEY, succeeded in getting safely into the Mohaka river on Monday evening's tide.
The steamers Result and Maori for Wairoa, and the Fairy for Mahia are ready to leave when the weather looks more propitious.
Birth - TUCKWELL - On April 29th, the wife of William TUCKWELL, bootmaker, of a daughter.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., Patrick LYNCH was fined 5s and
costs for drunkenness, but he chose the alternative of 48 hours' imprisonment.
Robert, alias Andrew GALLAGHER, on remand, was charged with bigamy. Sergt.
O'MALLEY applied for another remand for eight days, as the witnesses had
not arrived from Auckland. The remand was granted until Wednesday next.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Hawke's
Bay Racing Club: New Members - Col. WHITE and Messrs J. PARKER and J.
JEFFARES were elected members, and Messrs John HEALOP and H. FERGUSSON
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday May 9th 1881
The running match which will come off this afternoon between GARRY and KEYS is exciting a good deal of interest. It is stated that GARRY's tactics will be to keep close behind KEYS till near the finish and then make a sudden spurt, but it is believed that KEYS will be quite equal to the occasion, and will not allow himself to be outmanoeuvred.
A serious accident happened on Friday afternoon to a boy named John HUNT, aged four years, living with his parents at Clive. He and a brother a year older were playing with matches in the pigstye when the younger boy's clothes caught fire. His cries attracted Mr CARNE, his grandfather, who wrapped a coat round him and so extinguished the flames, but not until the boy was badly burned about the lower part of the body.
The Te Aute College had a narrow escape from destruction by fire on Friday morning. One of the servants had been ironing, and left some of the clothes in the front of the fire to dry while she went into another room to attend to the dinner. One of the boys at the college suddenly noticed flames in the room, and on rushing in it was found that the clothes had caught fire, probably through a spark, and that the flames had reached the wall near the mantel-piece. The timely discovery of the fire enabled it to be extinguished before any serious damage was done.
Hawkes Bay Herald, May 10th 1881
Death - OLIVER - At Puketapu, on May 9th, Louis Edward, son of George Andrew OLIVER, of Puketapu, aged 13 years and 6 months.
An official enquiry into the collision between the Boojum and Sir Donald will be held on Thursday at the Court-house before Judge KENNY, Mr. E. Patton, Collector of Customs, and a nautical assessor.
The race yesterday afternoon between GARRY
and KEYS for 10 pounds a side was won by the latter easily. The race was
run at the Little Beach, the distance being one mile. KEYS led from the
start and was never reached. Time, 5 mins. 7 4-5ths secs.
Breach of Railway Bye-Laws - Hugh M'DONALD was charged with entering a railway train while in motion on April 29th. Defendant pleaded guilty. Seargeant O'MALLEY said that occurrences of the kind were so frequent that the case was brought to put a stop to the practice. Defendant was fined 2s and costs.
Leaving Vehicle Unattended -
Larceny - Robert PURVIS and Thomas SMITH
were charged on remand with the larceny of a waterproof coat of the value
of 3 pounds 10s, the property of T.R. COOPER. The prisoners said they
wished to plead guilty, withdrawing their plea of not guilty which they
had in the first instance made.
Housebreaking - The same prisoners were further
charged on remand with breaking into the house of John MONAHAN at Papakura
on the 3rd instant. Both prisoners pleaded guilty, PURVIS saying that
he was more to blame than the other. His Worship said as it seemed to
him PURVIS was most to blame he would make a difference in their sentences.
PURVIS was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on each of the three
charges; SMITH to four months for each of the two first and to six months
for the latter one, the sentences to be cumulative.
Death - TUCKWELL - At Napier, on May 9th,
the daughter of Willliam TUCKWELL, aged 10 days.
Death - M'BRIDE - At Port Ahuriri, on 14th May, Edward, eldest son of J. M'BRIDE, aged 4 years and 6 months.
Madame Simonsen, in a letter to the "Melbourne Bulletin" calls Napier "a little village," and seems to be surprised that crowded houses greeted the performances of the company so often. Madame calls the business done here "immense," when the size of the town is regarded.
We believe that Sir George Grey addressed an audience at Auckland last night. Shortly before midnight we received an intimation that 5000 words were coming over the wire for us. Fortunately we managed to stop the message in time, and so saved ourselves considerable expense and our readers a great infliction.
When Herr BANDMANN's luggage was being transhipped
from the s.s. Bella to the Arawata yesterday the tackle broke, and three
boxes fell into the water. They were fished out, but some of the contents,
which were chiefly expensive dresses, were considerably injured. Herr
BANDMANN stated that the value of the whole was about 800 pounds, and
he estimated the damage at 300 pounds. He gave the captain notice that
he should hold the Union Company responsible for the amount of the damage.
It was from the Boojum and not from the Bella that the cases belonging to Herr BANDMANN were being shipped to the Arawata when they got immersed into the sea.
Thursday May 19th 1881
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday May 24th 1881
With the exception of the occasion when an entertainment was given by the Amateur Gaiety Dramatic Club - when the admission was free - there has not been so large an audience in the Theatre Royal as filled it last evening. Downstairs the people were packed together as closely as possible, while in the dress circle every seat was filled to the very back benches. Altogether there were over 700 persons present, including a considerable number of country visitors, who came by special train.
The entertainment gave entire satisfaction,
as was evidenced by the loud and incessant applause, of which Master ORMOND
(Dick Deadeye) and Master SALINGER (Captain Corcoran) came in for the
largest share. Miss Mary POLLARD (Josephine) sang exceedingly well. Miss
Olive POLLARD (Little Buttercup) played "Home Sweet Home", with
variations, on the violin, in a skilful and pleasing manner, and was loudly
applauded for her performance.
A complaint has been made to us that one of the passengers on the down train last evening made himself particularly obnoxious to several ladies seated in the carriage with him, by using objectionable language. The ladies left the carriage at the first opportunity. It was only a few days ago that a man was fined by Mr. KENNY for interfering with the comfort of passengers by using strong language, but the lesson seems to have been lost on men who cannot take a holiday without getting drunk, and who cannot get drunk without using beastly language.
Thursday May 26th 1881: Missing Issue.
Friday May 27th 1881:
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday:
Robert WILFORD - fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
The man JANSEN, who was lost in the bush near Palmerston three weeks ago, suddenly made his appearance on the Masterton-road, near Woodville, on Tuesday. He had lived on berries and fern root for the whole of the time he was in the bush, and, as may be expected, was dreadfully emaciated when he once more found his way to civilisation. His weight was little more than half what it was when he entered the bush. Some settlers near gave him food, and then he was taken to the Woodville Hotel, where every possible attention was paid by the kindly host and hostess, Mr and Mrs MURPHY.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday May 30th 1881
Marriage - RAFTER-KEENAN - At Napier, on the 21st May, at St. Mary's Church, by the Very Rev. Father FOREST, Thomas RAFTER to Annie KEENAN, both of Napier.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
- S.Y. COLLINS, deputy property tax commissioner, v. William O'MARA, claim
1 pound 0s 1d.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday June 1st
Death - SWEENEY - At Pukahu, on the 29th May, Margaret, the beloved wife of John SWEENEY, aged 35 years, leaving a large family to mourn her loss. The funeral will leave her late residence to-day at noon for Havelock.
Mr Charles PALMER has for sale a handsome bay pony, with saddle and harness complete.
Messrs J. TUCKER, CATO, and P. PALMER, and Mrs Fanny M'LEES announce that on and after to-day they will deliver milk in Napier at threepence per pint.
Mr Charles HELANDER, lately the genial "skipper"
of the Southern Cross steamer, has now taken over the Farndon Hotel, and
will be glad to see his friends there.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday - William GAINEY, Andrew ANTHONY, and J. SMITH were fined 5s each for drunkenness. Koti PIRIHI and Honi RIKA, two natives, were remanded to the Wairoa on a charge of cattle stealing.
Herr BANDMANN telegraphs to us that on his way from Auckland he will stay in Napier for a season of six nights only. "Richelien" will be the opening piece. The reception accorded to Herr BANDMANN at his recent visit here augers a good season.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday June 4th 1881
There were no passengers from here for the North by the Taiaroa last evening. This is only the second instance of any of the Union Company's steamers leaving without passengers from Napier; the Lady Bird was the first.
The Bishop of Waiapu acknowledges, with thanks,
the following contributions received for the Maori Church,
Almost every day evidence is being furnished of the presence of the wild rabbit in this province. On Sunday last some children came across sixteen rabbits in the Pukatapu cutting, on Mr DOLBEL's run. The children caught three or four of the bunnies alive and killed the remainder.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday 6th June 1881
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning - John ALLEN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
His Honor Mr Justice GILLIES leaves Wellington for here this morning and will arrive tomorrow evening. He is to preside at the ensuing sittings of the Supreme Court, which commence on the 13th inst.
Mr E. PETERS has purchased Mr TAYLOR's interest in the line of coaches running from Waipukurau to Porangahau, and will therefore have all the traffic in his own hands. We have no doubt that from Mr. PETERS' reputation as a skilful driver and his uniform courtesy, his undertaking will prove a success.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday June 7th 1881
At the Resident Magistrate's Court Monday, June 6 - James FERGUSSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. John MOORE, charged withbeing illegally on the premises of Thomas WATT in the Shakespeare-road, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labor. The prisoner had installed himself with his swag in an empty house belonging to Mr WATT. James GRIMLEY was charged with deserting his wife and child at Waipawa.
Herr BANDMANN announces that he will commence
on Saturday evening next a farewell season in Napier of six nights. He
will open with "Richelieu," and on Monday will present "Dead
or Alive," a new play written expressly for Herr BANDMANN by the
late Tom TAYLOR. Both pieces were performed by Herr BANDMANN's company
in Auckland, and were highly spoken of by the Auckland Press.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday June 8th
KRAUSE paid yesterday afternoon the fine of 25 pounds inflicted on him for smuggling, and SCHULZ will, we understand, pay his fine of 50 pounds this morning.
Mr Justice GILLIES arrived in town last evening by train. He was met by Mr BIRCH in his official capacity as Sheiff, and by the Secretary. Mr GILLIES was conducted to the Criterion Hotel, where he will reside during his sojourn in Napier.
Yesterday morning the Customs officers, in
searching the Silver Cloud, found a further quantity of smuggled tobacco
belonging to SCHULZ. The whole of the tobacco was exhibited in Court when
the case against the two men arrested for smugglling was being proceeded
Marriage - MACKENZIE-BUCKERIDGE - On the
4th June, at St. John's Church, Napier, by the Rev. De Berdt HOVELL, Charles
Walter, youngest son of Mr Charles MACKENZIE, to Mary, fifth daughter
of the late Mr Robert BACKERIDGE, of Wellington. (note: BUCKERIDGE/BACKERIDGE:
copied as printed).
Marriage - GOODYEAR-DAVIS - On the 9th Junel, at All Saints' Church, Taradale, Napier, N.Z., by the Right Rev. Lord BISHOP, C.M.S., the Rev. William GOODYEAR,C.M.S., to Catherine, second daughter of Edward DAVIS, Esq., of Meanee, Napier.
We regret to state that the Rev. Mr SPEAR met with a somewhat serious accident at Taradale yesterday. He was alighting from a cab while it was in motion and was thrown to the ground, the hind wheels of the vehicle passing over his legs. The Rev. Mr HILL, who was in the cab, ascertained by examination that neither of Mr SPEAR's legs was broken, though both were otherwise much injured.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday June 11th
The first football match of the season will
be played on Clive-square this afternoon, unless the weather proves too
inclement for play. The following sides have been chosen by the committee:
No. 1 - WHITCOMB, THOMPSON, BEGG, GIBBONS, GILLIES, WEBER, EDWARDS, HOVELL,
HUMPHRIES, I. NEWTON, ARROW, LEVISON, PARKER, VAUTIER, WATERHOUSE, RICH,
TILLEY, and BLACK.
Mr H.A. BANNER, who leaves for England by the Rotomahana to-day, has been summoned on a jury for the Supreme Court.
Mr Henare TOMOANA, M.H.R., left for Wellington on Saturday by the Ringarooma to attend to his Parliamentary duties.
Captain RUSSELL left for Wellington by the Ringarooma on Saturday. Messrs ORMOND and SUTTON leave by the overland route this morning.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning - James BROWN and John ELLIS were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
A man named John WHITE, a navvie, was yesterday found dead at Waipawa in a pool of water on the road side near the Railway Hotel. About a quarter of an hour previously he was seen in the hotel. An inquest will be held on the body to-day.
Some mischievous persons destroyed last Saturday night two handsome ornamental trees that were in front of Mr Daniel WOOD's house in the White-road. The matter has been placed in the hands of the police, and it is to be hoped that the delinquents will be discovered and punished as they deserve.
Mr Rechab HARDING has received notice that the railway trains will no longer stop at the flag station near his residence. In consequence of this he has determined to resign his seats on the Land Board and Education Board, and the railway will lose one little item of revenue, which Mr HARDING will save. This is the sort of "management" which a private company would take care to avoid.
The town is full of witnesses on cases at the Supreme Court, over 60 coming from Poverty Bay. That northern settlement appears determined to keep up its reputation as the most litigious township in the colony. Lawyers, too, are here in unusual number. Messrs REES, WARD, BROOK-TAYLOR, and FENN are here from Poverty Bay; Mr J. SMITH, from Dunedin; Mr BUTTON, from Hokitika; and Messrs BELL, TRAVERS, and BUCKLEY, from Wellington. Mr BRASSEY is also expected from Gisborne.
Great interest is taken by the ploughmen of the Waipawa district in the coming ploughing match. At Waipukurau several ploughs are out, and we noticed some very good work done by Mr SMITH, of Woburn station, and Mr PULFORD, the Hawke's Bay County champion. All the intending competitors appeared to be using ploughs made by Mr JONES of Waipukurau. This is strong testimony in favor of Mr JONES' skill as a plough maker, and we hope that the match will again show that he can successfully compete with the imported article.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday June 14th
Mr Walter HALLETT yesterday claimed exemption from jury service on the ground that he was a civil servant, being employed in the Government Survey Department. The claim was allowed.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
morning - Judgment was given in the following civil cases for the plaintiffs
A public meeting was held at Kaikora last
Saturday, Mr. A. DILLON in the chair, to consider the question of changing
the school site. On the motion of Mr. W. WHITE it was resolved that it
was necessary to obtain a new site for the public school, the old one
being too small. Messrs GIBSON, LAWRENCE, WHITE, DILLON, and SCRIMGEOUR
were appointed a committee to select the new site. A vote of thanks to
the chairman concluded the proceedings.
Birth - GOLLAN - At Wallingford, on 12th June, the wife of Mr James GOLLAN, of a daughter.
The last case on the criminal list at the Supreme Court, which is that of PARSONS and HITCHINGS, charged with sheep-steeling, will be tried this morning.
GALLAGHER's trial for bigamy cost the country about 80 pounds, but as he is a first-class plumber no doubt this amount will be fully recouped to the country before his term expires.
The following uncertificated teachers in the Hawke's Bay district have received licenses to teach: Mr STEWART, Takapau, Mr MORTON, Ashley-Clinton; Mr BOLTON, Matawhero.
We understand that Mr W.L. REES has laid two informations against Mr R. COOPER, of Poverty Bay, for the alleged use of threatening language towards him during the last trip of the Ringarooma to this port from Gisborne. The cases will come before the Resident Magistrate's Court to-morrow.
One of the most trumpery cases which has ever come before a Supreme Court was that of the charge against INIA yesterday for the larceny of 2 pounds. The case could have been satisfactorily dealt with in an R.M. Court instead of subjecting the country to the expense of a Supreme Court trial, and bringing witnesses all the way from Gisborne.
The man COLLINS, alias PARKER, the bill against
whom on the charge of burglary was ignored by the Grand Jury, got himself
into trouble again very quickly. On the day of his release he was caught
in the act of attempting to pass a small flask of brandy between the iron
bars of one of the cells in the Supreme Court, to the prisoners inside.
He was brought up before Mr KENNY yesterday morning and fined 1 pound
and costs, with the alternative of seven days' imprisonment. The alternative
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. EYRE KENNY, R.M., William GARNEY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
A dispute between the natives and the Manawatu County Council about the Manawatu ferry resulted in the natives yesterday pulling down the ferryman's house on the side of the road.
An old offender, Daniel MANN, was brought down in the train yesterday morning by Constable BROSNAHAN, having been sentenced by the Waipawa Bench to three months' imprisonment for vagrancy.
Sergt. BULLEN seems to be a sort of Rip Van Winkle. He left in the steamer on Monday for Gisborne, but, going to sleep when leaving here, he did not wake up again till he reached Auckland yesterday morning - at least so says a telegram from him received yesterday. The Sergt. is well known to be a little deaf, and that probably accounts for the din and clatter usually occasioned in landing cargo at Gisborne failing to awake him.
Tauranga, Wednesday. The body of a man named W.H. MATHESON was found in the harbor today. He had been missing some days.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday June 17th 1881
A man named Andrew JOHNSON, alias JOHNS, who on Tuesday last passed a valueless cheque for 5 pounds on Mr WELLS, of the Occidental Hotel, was yesterday arrested at Masterton by Constable LAURENSON, who had gone in pursuit of him. JOHNSON was taken before the R.M. at Masterton, and remanded to Napier.
Father REIGNIER has been appointed parish priest at Hastings. Father SAUZEAU, from Blenheim, will take Father REIGNIER's place at Meanee. From the Marlborough papers we learn that at a soiree given to Father SAUZEAU he received a presentation, to which, it was stated, men of all denominations had subscribed. Among the speakers at the meeting were several non-Catholics.
Advertisements - Tenders are invited for
the erection of a Town Hall at Hastings. Tenders are invited for the erection
of a station-master's house at Makatako. Messrs Blythe and Co. advertise
trousers and vests of colonial tweed.
Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning - William CANNON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
On Thursday a lady found in the street an endorsed bank deposit receipt for 280 pounds, which she kindly handed to Detective GRACE, who found the owner to be Mrs PRICE, of Carlyle-street.
The following additional subscriptions, towards
the building fund of St. John's Church, are acknowledged with thanks;
Mr FAULKNER has just completed a new carriage for Mr MONTGOMERY, the well-known cab proprietor. It combines all the latest improvements, including an opening top. Mr MONTGOMERY is the oldest cab driver in Napier, having been 16 years driving on the Napier roads.
A large quantity of timber has come down from up-country for Messrs WARDROP and Co's new warehouse near the railway station. We understand that Mr Robert HOLT has the contract\ for the building, and that the timber used will be all of provincial growth. The work is to be proceeded with at once.
At last evening's convocation of the Victoria
Royal Arch Chapter of Freemasons, 1577, E.C., the following officers were
Mr H.S. TIFFEN has promised an annual gold medal, to be given to the boy or girl in the Hawke's Bay public schools who obtains the best pass in the annual result examinations of the Inspector, the only conditions being that the recipient shall have made at least 75 per cent. of possible marks, and shall bear a good character. This should be a great incentive to boys and girls in the upper forms to stick closely to their studies.
In building their new premises next to Mr LYNDON's auction rooms, Messrs CROSS and SMYTH have carried out a novel plan. The outside of the building is in ordinary corrugated iron, and between that and the inner lining is sawdust, rammed hard. The effect will be greater warmth in winter, greater coolness in summer, and comparative freedom from noise. The cost, we are informed, was very little more than the ordinary wooden weather-boards without sawdust, while the saving on insurance will very soon recoup this slight outlay.
A football match will be played in Clive-square
to-day from two teams composed of the following players:
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday June 20th 1881
Settlers who wish to replenish their stock will shortly have an opportunity of doing so, as Mr ROUTLEDGE has been instructed by Mr J. MARSHALL of Meanee, to sell about the middle of next month a number of dairy cows, young cattle, and horses.
Mr COOPER apparently intends to proceed with
his appeal from the decision of Mr KENNY, R.M., fining him for using abusive
language to Mr W.L. REES. On Saturday Mr Justice GILLIES granted a rule
nisi, returnable on Tuesday, calling upon Mr REES and Mr KENNY to show
cause why the judgment should not be quashed on the ground of non-jurisdiction.
The running match for 20 pounds a side between Messrs W. POOLE and CUMMINGS will take place on the Hastings race-course on Friday afternoon next, at about 3 o'clock. Both men are in good training, and a very close finish is anticipated.
Captain CROSS, late of the schooner Isabella Pratt, which was run down by the steamer Albion, passed yesterday through Napier on his way to Auckland by the Taiaroa. He will in Auckland take charge of a vessel for the Oamaru trade.
Some commotion was caused in the Supreme Court yesterday morning by a loud crash near the fireplace. A large piece of the plaster fell from the ceiling, passing perilously near a female witness who was sitting close to the spot. She was so near that she was covered with the dust.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning:
Henry JOHNSON was sentenced to two months'
imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretences.
The following civil cases were adjourned
till next Monday:
In the following cases judgments were given
for the plaintiffs with costs:
The third quarter of the ladies' boarding school at Hastings, conducted by Miss BOGLE and Mrs GREENWOOD, will commence on the 11th July.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday June 23rd
William SUTHERLAND, who died at the hospital on Monday evening, leaves a wife and ten children totally unprovided for. Mrs SUTHERLAND is not very strong, and at the present time is under treatment at the hospital. She does not yet know her bereavment, as it is unsafe to tell her the sad news.
Mr ALLEN, who was sent to prospect for gold in the neighborhood of Woodville, has returned to town. He reports getting the color of gold in a number of places, but the party had not the necessary appliances for bottoming the terraces, and so seeing whether the precious metal exists in payable quantities.
(Over the past weeks, while transcribing the newspapers, I was surprised to notice the American spelling of many words, namely the omission of the letter "u" in colour, harbour, etc.) I have copied them as written. Was the editor an American? Interesting! Judy)
Mr ROGAN, solicitor, of Gisborne, died yesterday afternoon. He recently fell down in a fit, and became paralysed. He was taken into Gisborne hospital for treatment, but he never rallied. Mr ROGAN is well known in many parts of the colony, having practised in Christchurch and Wellington and other towns before he went to Gisborne.
The following are the successful tenderers
for hospital supplies for the ensuing twelve months, commencing on the
The following have been elected office-bearers
of St. John's Branch, H.A.C.B.S., for the next half-year:
The case of the family of the late William SUTHERLAND, to which we drew attention yesterday, has strong claims upon the charity of the community. The family were visited yesterday by a constable, and he reports that he found the children, seven in number, in a most destitute condition, poorly clad and badly fed, and having only an apology for bedding. They would probably have been starving but for the kindness of Mrs BEECROFT in supplying them with food. The mother being in the Napier hospital, the children, including a baby five months' old, were left to the care of the oldest girl, herself but a child of eleven years. Sergeant MAHON, we understand, is sending them up some blankets and necessaries, and some kind Samaratins have already done something towards relieving the pressing wants of the unhappy children, but it is evident that more substantial help is needed, and we trust the appeal made by the correspondent in another column will meet with a hearty response. We! shall be glad to receive any contributions that may be sent to us for the family.
A fire occurred at Taradale early yesterday morning by which a four-roomed house owned by Mr Neil THOMPSON was destroyed. Mr THOMPSON has for some time past been at Woodville, but his wife and six children were living in the house. They went to bed at their usual time on the previous evening, leaving some pieces of wood burning in the fireplace. At 3 0'clock Mrs THOMPSON was awaked by a noise, when she found the kitchen in a blaze. There was barely time to get the children out before the fire communicated to the other rooms. The only article of furniture saved was a table. The house was insured in the Union Office for 120 pounds. The fire was observed at the Spit by Constable HARVEY, but it was seen to be useless to take the fire-engines.
Saturday June 25th - Missing Issue.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday June 27th 1881
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., James SMITH and Andrew ANTHONY were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
We have received the additional subscriptions
for the SUTHERLAND family:
Yesterday morning the Customs authorities and the police instituted a search of the Frank Guy, which arrived here on Sunday, and found on board 10 lb of contraband tobacco in the possession of PICKARD, the boatswain. He was arrested, and will be brought up at the R.M. Court this morning.
Mr. A. TAYLOR, of Hastings, wishes to thank
the following contributors to the SUTHERLAND family:
It has been decided at a meeting of the Roman
Catholics of Hastings and Havelock to have a gift auction in August next
for the purpose of raising funds for furnishing the new Catholic Chapel
at Hastings, and the following gentlemen have been appointed as collectors
of articles for the auction:
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., in the following cases judgment
was given for the plaintiffs: ROBJOHNS, IRVINE and CO. v W. GILLIGAN,
claim 14 pounds 19s 6d. ROBJOHNS and ELLIS v HICKEY, claim 18 pounds 3s.
ALLANACH v S. SYMMS, claim 23 pounds 18s (Mr LASCELLES for plaintiff)
James NEAGLE v John EVANS, claim 2 pounds 6s 9d. MARTIN v BOYD, claim
1 pound 5s, judgment for 18s. Deputy-Property Tax Commissioner v Martin
M'MAHON, claim 18s 4d.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday June 29th
Inspector SCULLY acknowledges with thanks the receipt of 3 pounds 3s from Mr COLENSO, and 1 pound 1s from Mr Hugh CAMPBELL, for the SUTHERLAND family.
A Farndon correspondent writes under date yesterday: Another sharp shock of earthquake was felt here this evening at about 9 o'clock. This makes it the seventh shock since Wednesday night last, the 22nd inst.
The Albion took away from here yesterday for Gisborne a large number of persons who had been attending the Supreme Court sittings, including Mr REES and Mr BARKER, the plaintiff and defendant in the Whataupoko block case.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday June 30th
Dunedin, Wednesday. Arrived - Charles Worsley, ship, from London. The chief officer died on the voyage out, the disease being stated to have been chicken-pox, of which there were two or three cases on board, but the persons affected had recovered. The vessel has been placed in quarantine. The voyage occupied 104 days.
The English mail has brought news of the death of Mrs MEINERTZHAGEN in England. The deceased lady was widely known in Hawke's Bay, and the news of her decease will be read with deep regret by many friends.
Gisborne has got fairly on the way towards
its contribution to the business at the next sitting of the Supreme Court.
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