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Friday, July 1st 1881 - Missing Issue.
Saturday, July 2nd 1881:
CENSUS OF HAWKE'S BAY: The detailed census of Hawke's Bay has now been prepared, and we extracted he following items:
The borough of Napier has a population of
5757, the males numbering 2897, or just 17 more than the females. There
are 21 half-castes, of whom 20 are females and one European has a native
wife. The inhabited dwellings number 1071, and the uninhabited 78.
Mrs. A. TAYLOR, of Hastings, acknowleges, with thanks, the following further donations on behalf of the SUTHERLAND family: Mr. T.A. WHEAT, 10s; G.P. DONNELLY, 1 pound 1s., and Mr WATT, 10s.
At a meeting last Tuesday evening of the
directors of the Hastings Town Hall Company tenders for the erection of
the building were received from Mr Angus M'KAY, Messrs BRISTY and WILLIAMS,
Messrs LUCAS and HUMPHREYS, Messrs BARTLETT and NORMAN, and Messrs THOMSON
and M'LEAN. The tender of Messrs LUCAS and HUMPHREYS
Two skeletons were yesterday uncovered by some men who were removing a cottage in the White-road, owned by Mr EDSER. They were seen by Dr. HITCHINGS, who pronounced them to be the remains of Maori children. They were found close by the plates of the house, and within a very short distance of the surface, and it is a wonder that they were not unearthed when the place was built, if, indeed, they were then there.
ADVERTISEMENTS: Creditors of the estate of the late Dr. G.M. STOKES must send in their claims to the executor in England before October next.
Mr ROUTLEDGE will on the 13th inst. sell,
under mortgage, a suburban section in Norsewood, with the buildings now
occupied by Messrs CREAMER and GRIBBLE as a dwelling
W. CALCOTT will apply for an order of discharge at the next sitting of the Bankruptcy Court.
Mr P.F. COLLEDGE has opened offices and sample rooms in Emerson-street. A list of his agencies will be found in his advertisement.
Thomas STANLEY, of Hastings, has filed a
declaration of insolvency.
LOCAL NEWS: We have received from H. H. MACKENZIE 1 pound for the SUTHERLAND family.
The Makatoku Hotel was opened last Friday, the occasion being celebrated by a supper and a ball.
By the Rotomahan Messrs Arthur KENNEDY and Russell J. DUNCAN left for Melbourne for a holiday.
Mr PARSONS, lateof Papakura, has, we learn from the "Hawera and Normanby Star", purchased 400 acres at Otakeho, and intends to settle there.
Mr. W.E.W. MORRISON, late head-master of the Napier Grammar School, left here for Auckland on Saturday by the Te Anau.
We hope to see a good house at the performance given by the Gaiety Amateur Dramatic Club this evening in aid of the SUTHERLAND family. A special train will enable country sympathisers to patronise the performance.
We have received the following subscriptions
collected by Mr James WALKER, Te Aute, for the SUTHERLAND family:
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday July 5th 1881
Marriage - HALLETT-TURNER - On the 4th July at St. John's Church, by the Rev. De Berdt HOVELL, Mr Thomas HALLETT, of Hawke's Bay, sheep-farmer, to Miss Elizabeth Langley TURNER, of Napier, eldest daughter of the late Mr Donald TURNER, of Brooklyn, U.S.
Deaths - MEINERTZHAGEN - At Liverpool, on May 8th, of scarlet fever, Ellen, wife of Frederick Huth MEINERTZHAGEN, of Waimarama, aged 22 years.
MEINERTZHAGEN - At Liverpool, on May 18th,
of scarlet fever, Beatrice Alice, third daughter of F.H. MEINERTZHAGEN,
aged 7 years.
Local News - Information was received in Napier yesterday that a man named William DOUGLAS drowned in the Manawatu river on Sunday night. He was trying to cross the river while half drunk and was carried down the stream.
The consecration of St. John's new chancel will take place next Sunday. The offerings of the congreation throughout the day will be devoted to the fund for defraying the cost of the alterations.
We have received the following additional
subscriptions for the SUTHERLAND family:
About 11 o'clock last night the Spit firebell
gave the alarm, which was quickly taken up by the town bell. The people
were just leaving the Theatre Royal, and naturally there was considerable
excitement. The town engine was got out and was just ready to start when
a telephone message stated that its services would not be required, the
fire being got under.
An important land sale will be held by Mr LYNDON on the 26th inst., when he will sell the FITZGERALD estate of 32 town acres, sub-divided into building sections, to be leased for 99 years.
The inhabitants of Hastings are requested to attend a meeting to be held in Goodwin's Hall to-morrow evening, to appoint a committee with whom to lodge the money raised for the SUTHERLAND family.
Mr M.R. MILLER has 4500 acres of pastoral country near the Wairoa for lease on favorable terms.
Mr A. BRYSON has a large quantity of sawn timber on hand, which he offers at low rates for cash.
Mr John STUART being about to leave the colony,
is determined to sell off his stock of soft goods within a month. Particulars
will be found contained in the advertisement.
We hear that a balance of about 25 pounds is expected to result, after payment of expenses, from the Gaiety Amateur Dramatic Club's performance in aid of the SUTHERLAND family.
The exact amount we have received for the SUTHERLAND family is 39 pounds 3s 6d. Of this amount we have handed 35 pounds 8s to the treasurer of the Charitable Aid Committee, who will hold it until the subscribers appoint trustees.
A few days ago a warrant was issued for the arrest of Robert COOPER for the non-payment of the fine inflicted on him for using abusive language towards Mr REES. He was arrested at Gisborne yesterday, when he immediately paid the fine and costs.
The concert to be given at the Theatre Royal on Friday evening for the benefit of the SUTHERLAND family promises to be very successful from a musical point of view, and that should ensure its being largely attended.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., judgment was given in the following civil cases for the plaintiffs:
M'VAY v. Louis EVANS, claim 4 pounds.
Advertisements - Mr. T. BOWES intimates that he has sold his Napier business to Mr W. OLIVER, who has for some time past been in his employment. Mr OLIVER solicits a continuation of the patronage accorded to Mr BOWES.
J.H. CREAMER and M. GRIBBLE, of Norsewood,
have filed a declaration of their insolvency.
Local News - The Belgium Telephone Company have made arrangements so that any of the subscribers leaving word any evening may be awakened at any hour the next morning by means of a powerful alarm.
John M'CARTHY, a bushman, was yesterday morning burned to death in the Pipewhako bush, near Gisborne. No particulars are to hand, except that the man had been indulging in a drunken orgie, and met his death when drunk.
Inspector SCULLY begs to acknowledge with
thanks the receipt of the following subscriptions in aid of the SUTHERLAND
There must be an uncommonly large amount of shipping in harbor now, judging from a Wellington telegram we received last night. This stated that 7,102 sailing vessels entered Napier harbor last year, and only 98 departed. What has become of the odd seven thousand or so? They are not visible now, and must either be of the phantom character of the Flying Dutchman or - shocking conclusion - they have been quietly wrecked on dark nights, and nothing has been said about them. The Harbor Board should make strict inquiries into this.
Mrs NEIL's school will re-open on Monday
Birth - YOUNG - At Napier, on July 7th, the
wife of W. YOUNG, of a daughter.
Local News -
We have received 1 pound from Mr. John HARDING for the SUTHERLAND family.
A notification that the Rev. E. ROBERTSHAW is licensed to solemnize marriages appears in last week's "Gazette".
Two horses in a cab, owned by a cab-man named MARONEY, on Thursday ran away at the Spit, while the owner was attending to some business on the steamer Maori. The runaways dashed into a cab owned by J. MALONEY, sending the pole through it. MARONEY's horses commenced kicking, and one somehow managed to upset MALONEY's cab, which fell on him. The cab was raised by the crowd which had collected, when the horse did not appear to have received any injury.
A Hastings firm sends us a receipt for 10 pounds 11s 6d owing by the late W. SUTHERLAND to them. They think "it may induce others to do the same." The idea of our correspondents is no doubt to free Mrs SUTHERLAND from any liabilities, and the intention thus far is good, but as a matter of fact the receipt-stamp is simply wasted. Creditors of SUTHERLAND may strike off any accounts owing by him as bad debts. He left no estate worth realising, and death practically wiped out all claims against him. The money now being collected for his wife and family cannot be touched except for debts contracted by Mrs SUTHERLAND since the decease of her husband.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday July 11th 1881
Local News - At the annual meeting of ratepayers
of the Heretaunga Highway District Messrs WELLWOOD, FITZROY, FOREMAN,
and J.R. WILLIAMS were elected wardens for the next twelve months. Mr
WELLWOOD was afterwards elected chairman. The new Board decided to obtain
the opinion of Mr ROCHEFORT as to the best system to adopt in the drainage
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday July 12th 1881
Local News -
Mr STURM has just received direct from Germany some seeds of the three best varieties of sugar-beet - the Imperial, Silesia, and Ville-marine. They are taken from picked roots - that is, from roots which on analysis were proved to contain from 13 to 16 per cent. of sugar. Mr STURM proposes to distribute these seeds free, and will give l of each variety to settlers who will grow them with the object of testing the practicability of making sugar from beet-root at a profit in Hawke's Bay.
Our Ormondville correspondent writes under
yesterday's date:- A case of very sudden death occurred at Makatoki yesterday
morning. Carl SCHMIDT, an old and well-known settler there, was in his
usual health on Saturday night, but next day he complained of feeling
slightly unwell. He, however, attached no importance to it, and about
9 o'clock he strolled towards the bush. Very shortly afterwards his dead
body was found resting against a log. The deceased was 62 years of age.
Elizabeth EDDIE and Eliza WHIT E, alias GALLAGHER,
were charged with misbehaviour on Sunday evening. The evidence of the
prosecuting constable showed that both women were fighting on the Marine
Elizabeth EDDIE was charged with keeping a house of ill-fame within the borough. After hearing the evidence his Worship said he considered the charge clearly proved, and fined defendant 5 pounds and costs, or one month's imprisonment.
William HARPER was fined 5s and costs for driving a horse and cart across the footpath in Hastings-street. His Worship intimated that in future cases of this kind he would inflict a much heavier penalty.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday July 13th 1881
Local News - Mr H.S. TIFFEN and Mrs RANDALL
leave for Europe, via San Francisco, on Saturday. Their precise movements
are uncertain, but they expect to remain some time in America, as Mr TIFFEN
has to make various inquiries as to the sending of prairie hens to Hawke's
Bay, to get Japanese plants and seeds for the Acclimatisation Society,
and obtain all possible information as to the relative merits of beet
and sorghum as sugar-producing plants. Mr TIFFEN and Mrs RANDALL will
not stop long in England, but will make an extended
At the Napier School Committee meeting last
evening the correspondence included a letter from Miss FRAME, applying
for an appointment as pupil teacher. The secretary was instructed to reply
that there was no vacancy.
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr LYDON, J.P. - James M'HUGH, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. For the like offence William MACK was let off without a fine, it being his first appearance.
We hear that the ladies of the choir at St. John's Church are a good deal hurt at the remarks made by Mr COTTERILL at the parishioners' meeting on Tuesday evening, and that there is some talk of their resigning.
A very successful concert was given at Havelock
on Tuesday evening, in connection with the English Church. Songs and readings
were given by Miss LASCELLES, Miss KNIGHT, Miss KELLY, Miss PERCY, Messrs
EDWARDS, GILPIN, and LEIGH, and the choir of the church.
Marriage - COUPER-GLASGOW - On the 6th of July, at the residence of the bride's father, Ashley Turakina, by the Rev. John ROSS, William Alexander Xavier, eldest son of the late W. COOPER, of Havelock, Hawke's Bay, to Annabella, eldest daughter of J. GLASGOW.
Local News - We have received from Mr Edward DAVIS the sum of one pound on account of the SUTHERLAND family.
A meeting of the Ormondville School Committee
was held on Wednesday evening. The resignation of the master,
The business at the R.M. Court yesterday
was light -. Robert STUART, for stealing a crosscut saw valued at 20s,
was sentenced to fourteen days'
The bazaar in aid of the education of the
poorer children attending St. Joseph's Convent Schools was opened in the
Theatre Royal yesterday afternoon, and will be continued to-day and to-morrow.
There are eight stalls, loaded with every variety of ladies' work, the
ornamental predominating. These stalls were respectively presided over
Local News - District Judge KENNY leaves for Gisborne to-morrow by the Arawata, to hold the quarterly sittings of the District Court there. We believe that the two cases of REES v. GANNON and GANNON v. REES are set down for hearing.
The stock market would appear to be showing some activity just now. A mob of 60 head of fat bullocks crossed over the Petane bridge yesterday morning en route for the Waikato. They were from Mr ORMOND's Karamu herd, and were sold by Messrs HOADLEY and LYON. For quality and size the cattle were some of the best that have left the district.
Mr G.T. CROSS has been appointed trustee to the estate of J.H. GROCOTT.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday July 18th 1881
Local News -
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday July 19th 1881
Birth - HALE - At Tikokeno, Hampden, on July 17th, the wife of W. HALE, of a son.
Local News -
The subject of debate at the meeting next Thursday evening of the Napier Mutual Improvement Association will be "Would the New Zealand Government be justified in passing an Act to prohibit, or to impose conditions which would virtually prohibit, the immigration of Chinese to this colony?"
The new infant school in Clive-square was occupied for the first time yesterday. It will undoubtedly prove of great service in relieving the overcrowded state of the main school, and it will also afford room for additional scholars.
A serious accident, we regret to state, occurred
to Mr T.H. GIFFORD on Sunday evening. He went out in the Boojum to see
some friends off by the Arawata, and when he was on board the latter he
jumped on to the launch, but miscalculating the jump he struck the raised
portion of the deck, and by the force of the blow he split his left knee
cap and injured the other. Dr de LISLE was promptly in attendance, and
attended to the injuries. The pain the unfortunate sufferer endured was
intense, but there is every likelihood that permanent lameness will not
Death - BYGUM - At Otahuhu, Auckland, on July 24th, Eliza, wife of Hans BYGUM, late of Napier.
Local News - Messrs CONNOLLY, E.J. HARRINGTON, KEYS, and FOX, the four telegraphists removed from the Napier office, were on Friday evening entertained at a supper at the Clarendon Hotel by their fellow employees. The health of the departing operators was drunk with musical honors, and much regret was expressed at their removal. Other toasts followed, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Mr CONNOLLY and Mr FOX left by the Albion yesterday, the former for Blenheim and the latter for Wellington. Mr E.J. HARRINGTON and Mr KEYS will leave next Saturday, the former for Dunedin, and the latter for Timaru.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday
The following are the pupil teachers who
passed at the recent examinations: End of third year:
End of second year:
End of first year:
Candidates for pupil teachers:
The names are published in the order of merit.
The following failed:
Emily PRENTICE, James CAMMOCK, Margaret DAVIDSON (candidates).
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday July 26th 1881
Births - FLEMING - On the 24th July, at Flemington,
the wife of D.S. FLEMING, Esq., of a son.
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning, before Captain PREECE, R.M..
We have received 1 pound from Mr J. M'LEAN, Pohui, for the SUTHERLAND family.
The name of William RYDER in our list of successful pupil teachers should have been Robert B. RYDER.
A meeting of creditors in the estate of John
MADDEN was held at the Courthouse yesterday afternoon, Mr James IRVINE
in the chair. The liabilities were stated to amount to
The Maori entertainment is to be given this
evening in the Theatre Royal. Mr LEVISON requests us to state, in answer
to many inquirers, that ladies need not hesitate to go and see the haka,
as nothing indelicate will be permitted. The Maoris who are to take part
in the affair are expected this morning.
Local News - There was a very large attendance at the Theatre Royal last evening to witness the entertainment given by the natives in aid of the Maori Football and Cricket Clubs. The pit and stalls were completely filled, the audience being no doubt attracted by the novelty of the affair. Those present, by frequent applause, testified that they enjoyed themselves well.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
morning, before Capt. PREECE, R.M., and Mr J.M. BATHAM, J.P.,
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday July 28th 1881
Birth - KING - At Petane, on July 17th, the wife of James KING, of a daughter.
Death - PAGE - At Napier, on July 28, Stephen PAGE, aged 27, late of Brighton, Sussex, after a long and painful illness. Home papers please copy. The funeral will leave his late residence in the White-road at 2 o'clock on Sunday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Local News - As the Clive settlers at their recent meeting could not agree to bring the district under the Rivers Conservancy Act, Messrs NELSON Bros. have determined to follow the example of Mr ROBERTS, and construct an embankment to protect their property from the overflow of the Tuki Tuki.
The annual meeting of ratepayers of the Tamumu Road Board district was held at the school-house, Tamumu, last Saturday, when Messrs A. M'HARDY, LYONS, J. NAIRN, LOGAN, and George CLARK, were elected wardens for the ensuing year. Mr A.R. LYONS was subsequently elected chairman.
A gun accident occurred at the Spit yesterday, presenting another instance of the folly of leaving firearms loaded. Two boys named John and Frank CROSS being left at home alone were playing with an old gun which, unaware to them, was loaded. Frank put a cap on the gun, pointed the weapon at his brother, and fired, a ramrod that was in the barrel penetrating between John CROSS's shoulder blades. Frank at once went to the neighbors and reported the circumstances, and on several of them entering the house they found the wounded boy lying on his face. Dr CARO and Dr SPENCER were soon in attendance, and a portion of the ramrod was taken out, but there was some left which could not at the time be removed. The unfortunate lad was then removed to the hospital. We learn that there are hopes of his recovery if the lungs are not penetrated. The poor sufferer is 12 years of age, the other boy being 11. At th time of the accident the father was out shooting, and the mother was at Petane.
Mr HILL, the well-known hat manufacturer, of Wellington, has determined to establish a branch of his business here, and has taken premises in Hastings-street, opposite the horse bazaar. We have no doubt that Mr HILL will succeed in establishing a good connection.
At Messrs HOADLEY and LYON's store are hanging some very superior sheepskin rugs. The skins were bought at a recent sale and dressed and cured by Mr W. ARNOLD, and he has certainly done his work remarkably well. When such rugs can be produced in town it seems a pity to send away money for an inferior article.
Further particulars to hand state that the man JANSEN, or JOHANSEN, who was lost in the bush, found his way to the whare of a man named JACOBSEN, who is employed felling timber for Mr ORMOND. Though dreadfully emaciated - almost too weak to speak - he was quite sensible, and gave a coherent account of his adventure. He believes that he slept the whole of two days and three nights.
We have been favored with particulars of
some pumpkins, carrots, and parsnips grown by Mr BEECROFT, of Hastings,
from Sutton seeds.
A carrot weighing 10 lb 9 oz measured 21-3/4
inches in circumference and 20-7/8 inches in length; Three carrots weighed
The Artillery Band are desirous of obtaining
better instruments, and the Gaiety Amateur Dramatic Club have promised
to do what they can towards obtaining them by giving a performance of
"The Rose of Castile" at the Theatre Royal on Tuesday evening.
This is the first time such a play has eveer been attempted by Napier
amateurs, but under the careful training of
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
Spurious half-sovereigns are reported to
be in circulation at Otaki, a number of them having been palmed off upon
natives. Two of them were presented at the telegraph-office, but refused,
much to the disgust of the Maoris, who said that the refusal arose out
of a disinclination to part with silver. The local constable subsequently
convinced them that their coin was of no value. The coins are said to
be of good color and weight, but they lack the ring of gold, and are a
little open at the edges, as if they had been stamped in two pieces and
then put together.
Local News - The Napier Mutual Improvement Association held their usual weekly meeting last evening at St. Paul's school-room. There was a good attendance of members. The question debated was:- "Is the New Zealand Government justified in imposing a tax on Chinamen for the purpose of preventing their influx into the country?". The discussion was conducted with great spirit, nearly all the members taking part in it. The question was decided in the affirmative by a majority of one.
The business before the Resident Magistrate's
Court yesterday was not of much interest. (Not my words)!
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday July 30th 1881
Birth - RIGGER - At Aorangi, Maraekakaho, on July 26th, the wife of Mr John RIGGER, of a son.
Marriage - HARRINGTON-ALPERS - On July 27th, at the Lutheran Church, Napier, by the Rev. Geo. E. SASS, Ernest Joseph, second son of William HARRINGTON, Christchurch, to Jutta Emilie, only daughter of Mr T.S. ALPERS, of Norsewood.
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning, before Mr. S.Y. COLLINS, J.P.
As will be seen from the prospectus in our
advertising columns, a company is being floated for the purchase of the
Theatre Royal buildings and the unexpired term of the lease of the land.
The directorate includes names which are sufficient guarantee for the
bona fides of the affair, while the terms upon which the property are
to be acquired are so favorable that the venture cannot be other than
a profitable one. The capital is fixed at 3500 pounds, in shares of 1
pound each, of which 5s is to be paid on application, 5s on allotment,
and the remainder in three and six months after allotment. The profit
is likely to be large, as the expenses are small, the ground rent being
only 100 pounds a year, and that is partly covered by the rental of the
adjoining shop. So good an investment has not been offered to the public
of Napier for some time.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday August 1st 1881
Birth - DAVIS - On the 25th July, at Adlanson, Rissington, the wife of C.W. DAVIS, of a son.
Death - MILNE - On July 30th, at the residence of Dr CARO, Robert William, infant son of Mr and Mrs T.M. MILNE, of Tuua Nui, aged three months.
Local News - A fire broke out in an outbuilding at the rear of Mr MACDONALD's hotel, Taradale, early yesterday morning. The timely discovery of the fire enabled it to be put out before much damage was done.
The following cases are set down for hearing
at the District Court on Thursday before Judge KENNY:-
Mr LEONARD having resigned his office as a member of the Municipal Council, nominations for a successor will be received on Wednesday week. As anyone elected would hold office for a few days only and would then retire and perhaps find his seat opposed, it is not likely that there will be any nominated.
Local news - The following players have been selected to represent Napier in the football match with Gisborne to be played at Gisborne on Saturday: Messrs J. BEGG, F. DUNCAN, J. DOVE, T. EDWARDS, H. GIBBONS, T.A. GRACIE, C.D. KENNEDY, R. LANAUZE, R. MOWBRAY, Geo. POTTS, F. PARKER, PRICE, H. ST. HILL, Geo. WHITCOMBE, and T. BOSTOCK. Emergency men; R. WATERHOUSE, E. LEVISON, G. PRAIN, and H. DAVIS. It is expected the team will leave on Thursday by the Kiwi.
The Public Works Committee of the Municipal Council held their usual meeting last evening, and agreed that a sub-committee, consisting of Crs. M'KAY, MONTEITH, WALL, and M'DOUGALL be appointed to decide upon the prices and conditions of lease to be fixed upon all reserves within the borough. Cr. M'KAY to be chairman.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday,
before Mr. H. EYRE KENNY, R.M.,
Death - TE MAANGI - At Liverpool, on May 27, of scarlet fever, Thomas Wi Turoa, only son of Wi and Horiana TE MAANGI, of Waimarama, aged 11 years.
Local News - SHULTZ, who was recently convicted of smugglling, and went to prison in default of paying a fine of 50 pounds, has now paid the fine, after two months' incarceration.
Winiata PAU, a Maori who was at the last sittings of the Supreme Court sentenced to imprisonment for horse-stealing, has died in the gaol from consumption. An inquest will be held to-day.
Southern brewers appear to find Hawke's Bay a profitable field. We have another now competing, in Mr MARTIN, of Invercargill, whose ales took a first prize at the Sydney Exhibition. Messrs CROSS and SMYTH are the local agents.
Mr. C.W. MACKENZIE, who has been about nine years in the Napier branch of the Bank of New Zealand, and for a considerable time lately as a teller, leaves this morning overland for Wellington, having been promoted to the position of assistant accountant in the branch of the bank in that city.
As Mr LEONARD's resignation of his seat in the Brough Council has created no little curiosity, we may explain that the step was not voluntary, but was necessitated by the fact that several months ago Mr LEONARD's name was struck off the burgess roll. He no longer pays the rates on his house and shop, the landlord paying them instead. Mr LEONARD has in reality subjected himself to an action for the recovery of penalties for illegal voting, but as he no doubt acted in ignorance it would be an act of meanness and petty spite to bring the action. We have not been particular admirers of Mr LEONARD's action in the Council, but we have no wish to see him made to suffer for what was, beyond doubt, an accident.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr. H. EYRE KENNY, R.M., and Capt. PREECE, R.M., judgment was given for the plaintiffs in the following cases:-
W.L. REES v. Pohuka HAPUKU, claim 39 pounds
15s, judgment for 28 pounds 15s.
In the case of W.H. SCHULTZ v. A. M'DONALD,
claim 4 pounds 10s, judgment was given for the defendant with costs.
In two cases of John FARRELL v. Charles SAUNDERS,
and JOHN FARRELL v. Thomas SMITH, judgment was given for the defendants.
A case of William DONOGHUE v. Pawini te WHITU
occupied the Court a considerable time. It was a claim for 49 pounds 12s,
for work and labor done. Mr LEE for plaintiff
A judgment summons case of BARRY v. Meihana TAKIHI was struck out, owing to the non-appearance of plaintiff.
Another judgment summons case of HIGGINS v. Dougal FERGUSSON was adjourned for one month.
The case of TUCKER v. Pohuka HAPUKU was further adjourned till next Tuesday.
The evidence of the plaintiff and one witness was taken in a case of Hohatana te APATERI v. Aparata HAPUKU, claim 12 pounds, and the case was adjourned for a week; Mr LASCELLES for defendant.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday August 4th 1881
Local News - It appears that Councillor LEONARD himself desired that his name should be erased from the roll of ratepayers, and that of his landlord inserted, as he then expected to leave Napier. Mr LEONARD has, however, paid all rates due to this date, although he does not appear as the responsible party.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr E. LYNDON, J.P., John HARVEY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
The following advertisement appears in the London Times: "New Zealand Christian Settlement. - Christians about to emigrate and take up land for agricultural and pastoral pursuits are desirous of meeting with other like-minded capitalists to join them. - Apply to C., Young Men's Christian Association, Exeter-hall, Strand."
Upon this the Auckland Herald remarks that without at all depreciating the excellent intentions of the promoter, the history of past attempts at colonisation in this fashion shows that the spirit of discord speedily enters the Arcadia. A man may be a very good Christian, but a very poor specimen as a candidate for the "heroic work of colonisation." As the Rev. J. Upton DAVIS remarks, "Religion is religion, and business is business."
: Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday August 5th 1881
Death - CROSS - At the Napier Hospital, on the 3rd August, John Henry CROSS, aged 14 years. The funeral will leave Mr CROSS's house at the Spit, at 2 o'clock to-day.
Local News - Among the R.M. Court civil cases reported in Wednesday's issue there was one of KING v GLAZEBROOK which we learn was in mistake for one in which the parties were of similar names. We mention this in justice to Mr Henry GLAZEBROOK, of Clive, who, we believe, is the only person in the district bearing the name of GLAZEBROOK.
A report having been put in circulation to the effect that Captain RUSSELL intends, in the event of a division in this electoral district, to stand for Wairoa and Gisborne, we have been requested to give the rumor an emphatic contradiction. We have authority for saying that Captain RUSSELL is averse to having the Wairoa separated from the Hawke's Bay electorate. A canard stating that Mr ORMOND intends to stand for both Clive and Hawke's Bay districts is equally without foundation.
At the meeting last Saturday of ratepayers in the Danevirk Road Board district the following wardens were elected for the ensuing year:- James WALL, James ALLARDICE, George W. LINES, W.J. GRAHAM, and W.F. KNIGHT. At a meeting of the board held after Mr KNIGHT was elected chairman.
The cup presented by his Worship the Mayor to the Port Ahuriri Cricket Club for the best average score for batting in average matches last season has been won by Mr A.E. DEWES, and it will be presented to him at the Spit this afternoon. Mr DEWES' average in the seven matches played was 9-67; Mr GIBBONS coming next with 9-25; Mr BEGG 6-67; and Mr KENDAL 6-40. Mr DEWES leaves for Auckland to-morrow morning, he having obtained the appointment of managing clerk to a firm of solicitors in Auckland. He will be a great loss to the cricketing world here, and he has also made many other friends during his connection with Mr SAINSBURY's office.
At a sitting of the District Court yesterday Mr LEE, acting for William CALCOTT, a bankrupt, applied for an order of discharge. Mr LASCELLES, on behalf of Mr KINROSS, opposed the application, which was adjourned for a fortnight.
An adjournment for a week was also granted in the case of MOORE v. JAMES, in which the plaintiff sought to have the defendant made a bankrupt for non-payment of the costs in the recent pig-destroying case of JAMES v. MOORE, which were ordered to be paid by the defendant.
Judgment for 132 pounds 18s, the amount claimed, was given in the case of T.K. NEWTON and J. IRVINE (suing as trustees of R. SOMERVILLE) v. Ihaka KAPO.
The other business was also postponed.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday August 6th 1881
Local News - The recent rains have caused several landslips in town. Yesterday there were two more - one in an old quarry in Carlyle-street at the rear of Mrs BRENTON's cottage, and the other at Mr J. DINWIDDIE's, where part of a retaining wall recently erected gave way under the pressure of the earth behind it.
We recently stated that the Korokipo and Moteo properties would shortly be placed in the market in small sections. The date of the sale has been fixed for October, Mr M.R. MILLER being the auctioneer. The land will be subdivided into areas varying from 50 to 1300 acres, and there will doubtless be keen competition for it, as the soil is well known to be some of the best in Hawke's Bay, and the distance from town is short.
We regret that publicity has been given to an untruthful telegram from Gisborne, stating that Mr MOWBRAY, captain of the Napier football team, broke his leg yesterday. There is not the slightest foundation for the statement. Mr MOWBRAY is not even hurt in any way, and he will to-day head the Napier footballers in their trial of strength with the men of Gisborne. The perpetrator of the heartless hoax deserves the strongest censure.
Messrs ROBSON and WEIR, the contractors for the improvements to the Jockey Club's building on the Hastings race-course, have commenced work. The alterations and additions, which will cost about 300 pounds, include the extension of the lawn to about twice its present size, the enlargement of the saddling-paddock, the erection of an extensive range of scraping sheds, and a handsome weighing-room with glass sides.
Advertisements - A meeting of the creditors of J. NICHOLSON, of Kaikora, will be held on the 15th inst., to enable the debtor to apply for an order of discharge.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday August 8th 1881
Local News - The many friends of Capt. F. HOLMES, long and favorably known here as master of the steamers Queen, Wellington, Star of the South, and Southern Cross, will be pleased to know that he has been placed in command of the Union Company's steamer Waitaki.
Mrs A. TAYLOR, of Hastings, acknowledges with thanks the following further subscriptions for the SUTHERLAND family: - Mr A. ROBERTSON 3s; Mr SHEFFEIR, 5s; Mr C. HARRISON, 10s; Mrs SAADDEN, 5s; Mr J. SIDDLE, 5s; Mrs SCOTT, 3s; Mr George SHEARWOOD, 10s.
On Friday next the Gaiety Amateur Dramatic Club will give a performance in aid of the widow and orphans of the late S. PAGE. It is under the patronage of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, and as the Gaiety Club have never failed to amuse their audiences we shall expect to see a good house.
Among the passengers on board the Te Anau on Saturday there was a gentleman from Melbourne named WALKER, who was passing through with the intention of thoroughly inspecting White Island. Should he consider the resources of the island likely to prove remunerative a company for their development will be floated in Victoria with a large capital.
The annual meeting of ratepayers in the Te Mata highway district was held last Friday. The following wardens were elected: Messrs Thos. MOORE, Hugh HANDYSIDE, T. HILL, Allan M'LEAN, and J. CHAMBERS, jun. Messrs H. HANDYSIDE and W. NELSON were elected auditors.
We learn from a gentleman who arrived from the South on Saturday that Captain H.W.H. CHATFIELD, the present master of the Ringarooma, will go home to bring out the Union Company's new steam Wairarapa, a vessel to be of 1900 tons register and 1750 horse-power. Captain J. EDIE and Captain HOLMES have changed places - the former takes Captain HOLMES' late appointment of mate in the Ringarooma, the intention being for Captain EDIE to gain experience in the intercolonial trade, so that he may take command of the Ringarooma when Captain CHATFIELD goes home for the Wairarapa.
Mr J. SCOTT gives notice of his intention
to apply for a patent for an improved steam boiler and engine.
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., John RETTER was charged by Thomas ALDRIDGE, Inspector of Slaughter-houses, with having killed two sheep on his premises at Waipouriki, on August 1st, such not being a licensed abbattoir or slaughter-house. Mr. COTTERILL appeared for the prosecution and Mr LASCELLES for the defendant. The evidence was merely formal, and the case rested on the question as to whether defendant could be considered a butcher, he having no shop. His Worship reserved judgment till this morning.
We have received the folllowing subscriptions
collected by Mrs. J. LAURENSON, of Kopua, in aid of the SUTHERLAND family:-
Miss K. SINCLAIR, 1 pound; Mr. J. BROWNE, 1 pound; Mr J. STEWART, 1 pound;
Mr. A. GRANT, 1 pound; Mrs. J. LAURENSON, 10s 6d; Miss A. KEY, 10s 6d;
Mr R.O. THOMS, 10s 6d; Mr C.L. WHITE, 10s;
Those who are not already aware of the fact
may be interested to know that the heaviest rainfall in the colony takes
place in Hokitika. The average for the previous 15 years is 119-057, and
the number of days on which rain fell, 199.
Birth - BAKER - On the 9th August, at Roslyn-road, Napier, the wife of Horace BAKER, of a son.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., and Captain PREECE, R.M:
Henry M'KINLEY was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, with hard labor, for vagrancy.
Judgment was given in the adjourned case against John KETLER, for slaughtering on his premises, without the place being duly licensed as an abattoir. Defendant was fined 5s and costs, with counsel's fee of 1 pound 1s.
In the following civil cases, judgment was
given for the plaintiffs, with costs:-
In the adjourned case of TUCKER V. Hapuka POHUKA, judgment was given by counsel for 30 pounds 13s 10d.
In another adjourned case of Hohatara te APATARI v. Arapata HAPUKU, claim 12 pounds, judgment was reserved till next Tuesday.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday August 11th 1881
Local News - Yesterday was the day appointed for the nomination of candidates for the seat in the Napier Municipal Council rendered vacant by the resignation of Mr Joseph LEONARD. There were no nominations.
Mr BOGGS, licensee of the Waverley Hotel, died very suddenly yesterday evening. He was in town on Monday, apparently in the best of health, but he had two fits yesterday. Dr SPENCER was sent for, but before he arrived Mr BOGGS was dead.
We have received the following subscriptions in aid of the SUTHERLAND family collected by Mr Joseph JEFFARES, Taradale:- Joseph JEFFARES, 2 pounds 2s; Samuel LAIRD, 2 pounds 2s; Mrs BARRY, 1 pound 1s; Mrs O'DOWD, 10s; Samuel GRAHAM, 10s; Chas. GILLIGHAN, 5s; Geo. PRESTLING, 2s; Philip DOLBEL, 1 pound; William HARPHAM, 10s; Robert M'CAULY, 2s 6d; a friend, 1s; Total, 8 pounds 5s 6d.
We regret to have to record a fatal accident to Thomas M'DERMOTT, the carrier of the mail between Puketapu and Patea. On Tuesday morning M'DERMOTT left Puketapu on his usual trip. Shortly afterwards he was found lying insensible on the road, with a deep cut in the back of his head, and blood oozing from his ears. He was carried to the Napier Hospital, where he died yesterday, never having recovered consciousness.
The football match between the Napier and
Waipawa clubs will be played on Saturday in GIFFORD's paddock, on the
Pakowhai road, which has been kindly lent for the occasion by Mr LASCELLES.
The Napier team will leave town by special train at 10 minutes past one
o'clock. The Waipawa representatives will arrive by the early train, and
will probably stay at Farndon. The following is a list of the Waipawa
team:- G. POTTS, (Captain), T. HARWOOD, W. GOLDSMITH, C. EWEN, ORD, J.
RHODES, E. RHODES, H. CROSSE, T. BOSTOCK, H. BOSTOCK, J. BOGLE, A. CRAIG,
E. NEWMAN, A. WILLIAMS, and A. SMITH.
Birth - PAGE - On August 11, the widow of the late S. PAGE, of a son.
Death - BOGGS - On August 10, at the Waverley Hotel, George BOGGS, aged 35 years. The funeral will leave his late residence this day, at 2 p.m.
Local News - A most successful gift auction
in aid of the Catholic Church funds was held at Hastings yesterday and
about 100 pounds was realised. At six o'clock in the evening a tea meeting
in Goodwin's Hall took place which was largely attended and carried out
most successfully, after which a concert was given at the school-room
(kindly lent for the occasion), at which a number of Napier ladies and
gentlemen assisted the local talent. The following is a resume of the
performances: Pianoforte duets - Misses PERCY and WOODS, and Mesdames
SHEATH and ST. CLAIR, Violin-cello solo with piano accompaniment - Mr
HUMPHRIES. Vocal duet - Misses PERCY and KELLY Songs - Mesdames SHEATH
and STURM, Misses PERCY, M'GREEVY, BOYLE, and KELLY, Messrs SHEATH, HILL,
MORGON, EDWARDS, and ST. CLAIR.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday August 13th 1881
Death - WELLWOOD - On the 12th August, at Maxwell Lea, Hastings, Annie, wife of Robert WELLWOOD, aged 32. The funeral will leave her late residence at 12 o'clock on Sunday for the Napier cemetery.
Local News - Mr P.A.F. BIRCH, Registrar of the Supreme Court, held a sitting yesterday afternoon for the dispatch of bankruptcy business. There was only one application, which was made by Mr CARLILE to have deed of arrangement in Hugh M'LELLAN's estate declared completely executed. The order was granted.
Mr KELLY desires to thank the chairman, the ladies who presided at the tables, and all who assisted at the tea meeting and concert at Hastings on Thursday. The ladies' names are Mesdames NORTH, O'BRIEN, LAWLISS, and NEAGLE, and the Misses CHAPMAN, PERCY, KELLY, SCANLON, MARONEY, BOYLE, and M'GREEVY. Special thanks are also tendered to Messrs HOADLEY and LYON for conducting the gift auction free of charge.
A letter recently appeared in the Wairoa
Guardian, attacking Mr H.J. WILLIAMS in the most personal manner, and
reflecting upon his antecedents. Mr WILLIAMS demanded an apology, which
is tendered in the last issue of the Guardian, with an explanation to
the effect that the letter was inserted during the absence from home of
the editor. The letter complained of was signed R. GARDINER, jun.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday August 15th 1881
Death - MURPHY - At Napier, on August 14th, Ellen, the beloved wife of Thomas M. MURPHY, aged 25 years. R.I.P. The funeral will leave her late residence, Coate-road, for the Catholic Church, at 6.45 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday), and will leave the church about 8 a.m. for the cemetery.
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., Thomas WEATHERLY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Mr A. M'DONALD's string of race-horses Foul Play, Badsworth, and the Squire, arrived here from Gisborne on Saturday, in charge of the trainer, Mr W. PROFFIT. They are all landed safely.
There is now on view at Mr F. TUXFORD's shop in Hastings-street, a handsome present which is to be sent to Mr C.W. M'KENZIE, of the Bank of New Zealand, who was recently transferred from the Napier branch to Wellington. The gift is a biscuit barrel mounted with solid silver, and has engraved on it, "To Mr C.W. M'Kenzie, from his Napier friends, 1881."
The remains of the late Mrs WELLWOOD were interred in the Napier cemetery yesterday afternoon. There was a large attendance of people on foot, on horseback, and in carriages, the cortege being one of the largest that has been seen in Napier for some time. A number of the friends of the deceased lady went out from Napier to Hastings and joined the procession there.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday August 16th 1881
Marriage - KEMSLEY-COLES - On August 10th, at St. John's Church, by the Rev. De Bordt HOVELL, George Vincent KEMSLEY, to Ada Barton COLES.
Local News - A house near Kaikora, occupied by Mr W. CRAWFORD, was destroyed by fire about half-past six o'clock on Sunday evening. The building, we understand, was insured in the National for 80 pounds.
A man named NELSON, fireman on board the Sir Donald, met with an accident yesterday afternoon. The winch handle flew back, dealing him a very severe blow on the face, splitting his cheek and lips open, and knocking his teeth through his tongue.
A meeting of creditors in the estate of John NICHOLSON, of Kaikora, was held yesterday, when it was resolved to recommend that a certificate of discharge be granted to the debtor. The trustees intimated that they had in hand an amount which would pay a first dividend of 4s in the pound, and they promised to lay a statement of accounts before an adjourned meeting to be held in a fortnight.
A meeting of the Lawn Tennis Club was held yesterday afternoon in St. John's school-room, Mr H. BAKER in the chair. The following committee was elected by ballot:- Mesdames CARLILE, LOCKE, HAMLIN, and SIME; Messrs BURKE, CARLILE, BOYLE, and BAKER. It was decided to limit the number of members to sixty, and that the annual subscription of one guinea be payable on the 1st of August. The committee were instructed to draw up rules for the government of the club, to be submitted for ratification to a general meeting. A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the proceedings.
The committee of the Napier Football Club have selected the following names from which the team to play against Gisborne will be chosen:- Messrs BARCLAY, BEAMISH, BEGG, DOVE, DUNCAN, HOWIE, HUMPHRIES, MOWBRAY, POTTS, POTT, WHITCOMBE, LANAUZE, GIBBONS, BOSTOCK, THOMPSON, EDWARDS, MURRAY, PRICE, ORMOND, KENNEDY.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., John DALTON and William ORMOND
were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Local News - The following are the cases
set down for hearing at the District Court on Thusrday before Judge KENNY:-
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday August 18th 1881
Local News - A severe shock of earthquake was experienced yesterday afternoon, shortly after 2 o'clock.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M.,
Councillor de LISLE was evidently in a facetious humor at the meeting of the Borough Council last evening. Upon Cr. ELLIS remarking that he had seen in one of the local papers that Captain RUSSELL had voted against the Representation Bill, Cr. de LISLE interjected, "Oh, that was in the evening paper, and you cannot accept the statement until it is contradicted to-morrow morning." "But it was in the morning paper," exclaimed Cr. SWAN. "Well," retored Cr. de LISLE "then you must wait until it is contradicted by the evening paper."
Advertisements - Mr SKITTOW, Meanee, notifies
that he will destroy all fowls trespassing in his paddock.
Marriage - LIMPUS-ELLINGHAM - On the 9th August, at his father's residence, Wautukia, by the Rev. J.C. ECCLES, Thomas George, eldest son of Charles LIMPUS, to Fanny, second daughter of William ELLINGHAM, of Te Aute.
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M.,
A shingler named ELMES yesterday fell from the roof of Messrs WARDROP and CO's warehouse, and was picked up in an insensible state. He was carried into the railway station, and medical aid was procured. Dr CARO was quickly in attendance, and it was found that no bones were broken, the principal injury apparently being a severe cut on his face.
At the District Court yesterday morning, before Judge KENNY, the case of A.R.W. LASCELLES v. Arthur PALMER was adjourned for 14 days.
Advertisements - Dr CARO is prepared to re-vaccinate persons free of charge every Friday. The deed of arrangement in the estate of H. M'LELLAN is declared completely executed.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday August 20th 1881
Marriage - MONTEITH-PALMER - On August 17th, at the residence of the bride's father, Waipukurau, by the Rev. W. SHIRRIFFS, M.A., Robert MONTEITH, of Waipukurau, to Ann HUNTER, eldest daughter of John PALMER.
Death - SCHULTHZ - At Taradale, on August 18th, Agnes SCHULTHZ, aged 62 years. The funeral will leave Taradale for the Napier cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., the case of George
CLARKE in remand as a suspected lunatic, was called on. Mr. W. MILLER,
Superintendent of the Asylum, stated that CLARKE was then ill and in too
weak a state to attend the Court. The case was, after some consideration,
again adjourned till next Friday for further medical examination
Birth - DANVERS - At Awaiea, Hastings, on August 20th, the wife of Mr. A.T. DANVERS, of a son.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday August 23rd 1881
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M.,
Advertisements - The creditors of the late
Mr T. BECKETT, of the Wairoa, are requested to send in their claims to
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday August 24th 1881
Births - BATLEY - At Te Henga, Rangipo, on
July 29th, the wife of R.T. BATLEY, of a son.
Deaths - WOOLF - At Dunedin, on the 23rd
inst., Mrs A. WOOLF, aged 80, mother of Mrs David LEVI, of Napier.
Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., in the following
civil cases judgment was given for the plaintiffs, with costs:-
Captain M'LEAN, brother of the late Sir Donald M'LEAN, died yesterday afternoon at his residence at the White-road, Napier.
The only case set down for hearing at the District Court on Thursday is that of P. SCULLIN v. J. KUHTZE.
Frederick Day RENDLE, clerk in the Napier
Post-office, was arrested last evening on a charge of stealing letters
from the office. He will be brought up at the R.M. Court to-day. Some
extraordinary revelations are anticipated.
Birth - SANDERS - At Hastings, on the 25th August, the wife of C. SAUNDERS, of a son.
Local News - When in Wellington recently Mr John HARDING informed the Native Minister that unless some steps were immediately taken to put him in possession of the disputed land at Mount Vernon he would shoot all the native stock on the land. In pursuance of this threat Mr HARDING and his son on Tuesday drove past the pa, and from the buggy Mr HARDING, jun., shot a pig owned by the natives. The natives are reported to be very excited about the matter, and threaten reprisals on Mr HARDING's sheep.
We hear that above 200 stamps torn from letters
were found on the person of Frederick D. RENDLE, who now lies in gaol
under a charge of opening letters passing through the post. As these stamps
were all uncancelled they must have been torn from letters locally posted.
Two of them were it is stated of the value of 5s, but most were sixpenny
stamps. If the statement made to us be correct it would be well if those
who recently posted important letters to England make inquiries at the
police office, as no doubt scraps of writing which
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday August 27th 1881
Local News - The late Mr James ARMSTRONG's properties at Wainui and Akiteo, on the borders of the Wellington province, will be sold by auction in December next. The total area of freehold land is about 36,000 acres, and of leasehold 39,000 acres, and the stock comprises about 64,000 sheep, exclusive of this year's lambing, 2,400 head of horned cattle, and 150 horses. The property is estimated to be worth about 140,000 pounds. Messrs T.K. MACDONALD and CO., of Wellington, have been entrusted with the sale.
Mr Allan M'LEAN has disposed of the racehorses
Mavis and The Laird to Mr Percy MARTIN, and they have gone to keep company
with the same owner's late purchases Mischief and the Mororo-Wainui filly.
Local news - A man named Thomas CLOUD, who was residing at Clive, committed suicide last Saturday. He was found in the yard closet hanging from a rafter, a fishing line doubled several times being used for a rope. He was not quite dead when found, but though every means were used to resuscitate him, he expired within twenty minutes. He had been for some time out of work and in very low spirits. An inquest will be held on the body today.
Merchants and tradesmen who posted important letters recently, especially by the last English mail, would do well to call at the police station and see whether they can identify their letters by the charred remains. The police found a mass of burnt papers in RENDLE's apartments, and a few words here and there can be deciphered. The first piece of paper examined contained a number of Scandinavian words, and Mr MICHAELSEN was sent to translate them. He immediately recognised in the charred embers a letter he had forwarded to his sister by the last European mail. Several other letters have since been identified. RENDLE will be brought up at the R.M. Court this morning.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M.,
- MAKARINI, a native, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
- George CLARK was charged on remand with lunacy, and was again remanded for a week for further medical examination.
-Christina JOHNSON was charged with stealing a bottle of horehound beer from Mr L. WHITE's store on Friday. The only evidence as to the theft was that of a little girl eight years old, who stated that she saw the prisoner lift the bottle off the counter and put it in her pocket. When arrested some time later no trace of the beer was found. His Worship said that as there was considerable doubt in the case, the little child being probably mistaken as to what she saw, he would discharge the prisoner, hoping it would prove a warning to her if she really had committed the theft.
- Henry, alias Andrew, JOHNSON was charged with obtaining 1 pound 5s from Mrs VAUGHAN of the Meanee Hotel, and 2 pounds 7s 6d from Charles HELANDER, of the Farndon Hotel, by false pretences. The prisoner pleaded guilty to both charges. It seemed the prisoner tendered cheques in both instances, receiving the sums mentioned as change. His Worship animadverted very strongly upon tradespeople taking cheques from persons who were unlikely to have any account at a bank, and without enquiring into their antecedents. Such great laxity, he said, was a strong temptation to commit the crime with which the prisoner was charged. For the first offence he was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, and for the second six months, the sentences to be cumulative.
- The case of the unfortunate man CLARKE,
at present under remand as a suspected lunatic, appears to afford a bone
for medical contention. Drs de LISLE and CARO were in the first instance
appointed to enquire into the man's condition. Dr CARO reported that CLARKE
was insane, but Dr de LISLE arrived at a different conclusion. Dr HITCHINGS
was next consulted, and he sent word to the Court on Saturday that he
believed the man to be insane. He will, however, be given another week
in which to further investigate the case, when, if he adheres to his present
opinion, two fresh medical men will have to be appointed; but if Dr HITCHINGS
after more minute examination gives in his vote with Dr de LISLE, the
Local news - Captain NEWMAN has headed Mr LEVI's subscription list in aid of the persecuted Jews in Russia with the handsome donation of 20 pounds.
ROPATA, a native chief living at Tikokino, near Waipawa, disappeared several days since. His body was yesterday found in the river.
A meeting of creditors in the estate of J. NICHOLSON was held yesterday at the Court-house, Mr J.S. LARGE in the chair. After a good deal of discussion it was decided that a full account of matters in connection with the estate should be filed, and that the remainder of the assets be realised.
In the expectation that the charges against RENDLE would be gone into, the Resident Magistrate's Court was completely crowded yesterday morning, but the spectators quickly dispersed when they heard another remand granted. RENDLE seemed to feel his position keenly. He did not lift his head once, and looked very troubled and ill.
We have been requested by the widow of the
late Stephen PAGE to thank the lady who collected the following subscriptions,
and all those who kindly subscribed:
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, Frederick Day RENDLE was charged on remand with stealing a letter from the Napier Post-office. Mr COTTERILL, who appeared for the prosecution, applied for a remand, which was granted. The case will be taken at 10 o'clock on Friday morning.
Charles KNOX, a youth of about 17 or 18 years,
was charged with having at the Spit on Sunday night feloniously assaulted
Edward CLARKE pleaded guilty to being a vagrant without means of support, and was sentenced to six months imprisonment whereby he cried out: "Six months, sir! I don't deserve it; I'll go back to Ireland."
Reuben COLLINS, Charles DICKSON, and Joseph STOKES were charged by J.T. TYLEE, Chairman of the School Commissioners of Hawke's Bay, with having felled, with intent to steal, three totara trees, on a reserve at Makatoku, the property of the Commissioners. Mr COTTERILL appeared for the prosecution and Mr LEE for the defendants. Mr J.T. TYLEE, in answer to questions from his Worship, said he had reason to fear dishonesty in regard to felling Government timber. In the Rakaitai block several hundred thousand feet had been taken. His Worship inflicted a fine of 2 pounds on each of the defendants, the costs of prosecution and damage done to the property, amounting to 3 pounds 3s each, being also added.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday August 31st
Local news - At the Resident Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M.,
Judgment was given for the plaintiff in the case of CONROY v. G.J. SMITH, claim 9 pounds 3s 2d.
His Worship reserved judgment on a point of law in the case LASCELLES v. WHELAN, claim 31 pounds 15s.
The case of KNIGHT Bros. v. John EVANS, and judgment summons case of HIGGINS v. Dugald FERGUSON were adjourned for a week.
In a case of MOYNAHAN v. WHELAN, claim 17 pounds 10s, a set-off of 12 pounds 17s 6d was put in. Mr LEE appeared for the plaintiff and Mr M'LEAN for the defendant. After taking evidence his Worship allowed the plaintiff 14 pounds on his claim, and the defendant 3 pounds 11s 6d on the set-off, leaving a balance in favor of plaintiff of 10 pounds 8s 6d.
The annual meeting of the Napier Rowing Club
was held at the Criterion Hotel last evening, Mr BOGLE in the chair. There
was a large attendance of members. The election of officers resulted as
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