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Tuesday, November 1, 1881:

Birth - BIRCH - At Napier Terrace, Napier, on 31st October, the wife of P.A.F. BIRCH, of a son.

Wednesday, November 2, 1881:

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 following cases:
J.T. CASSIN v. Samuel REAN, claim 5 pounds 19s 4d.
J.T. CASSIN v. Patrick DIAMOND, claim 2 pounds 15s 6d.
In a case of Catherine BRETT v. A. KEONG, claim 1 pound 19s 11d, judgment was given for the defendant, the plaintiff being unable to give anything like a satisfactory statement of accounts.
A judgment summons case of BARRY v. G.M. ROBERTSON was adjourned for three weeks, to enable the plaintiff to tender expenses to the defendent.
Another judgment summons case of SOMERVILLE's estate v. Tangata KE and Urupene PUHARA the defendants were ordered to pay the amounts claimed forthwith or be imprisoned.
The following cases were adjourned:
Henry EVANS v. Hirini TAKAMOANA, for a fortnight.
SOMERVILLE's estate v. Thomas CARTER
KELLY v. Henry HICKEY, for a fortnight.
HELANDER v. ROPER and ROPER v. HELANDER, for a fortnight.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday November 3rd 1881

Death -
WATKINS - At Chesterhope, on November 1st William Secomb WATKINS, aged 26 years. The funeral will leave Chesterhope for Puketapu cemetery this day, at 1 p.m

Local News - The standpipe and cup at the top of Shakespeare-road have been a great public convenience, if not an ornament, and during the recent hot days many passers-by have stopped to take a drink. They have, however, been disappointed, as some vandal has broken the chain and removed the cup.

A man named Edward STUBLEY, who has been lately the acting station master at Te Aute, died rather suddenly at the Terminus Hotel. yesterday morning. He came to town on Tuesday evening for medical advice, and was prescribed for by Dr de LISLE. In the course of the night he got up, complaining of pain in his stomach. He was attended to by Mr ROULSTON and the cook, and went to bed again. Early in the morning the deceased got up to go by the 7.30 train, but the pain in his stomach was so great that he was put to bed. He died about half-past 8 o'clock. Dr SPENCER was sent for, but on his arrival the man was quite dead. We understand that there will not be any inquest, as Dr de LISLE will give a certificate of the cause of death. The deceased leaves a widow and seven children.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday November 4th, 1881
Marriage - FREEMAN-COGHLAN - At St. Mary's Church, Napier, by the Rev. Father FORREST, on November 3rd, Stephen James FREEMAN to Bridget COGHLAN, eldest daughter of Mr. P. COGHLAN,both of Napier. Wellington papers please copy.

Death -
LANGLEY - On November 2, after a few hours illness, Alfred, the youngest son of the late Mr John LANGLEY, aged 4-1/2 years. Deal papers please copy.
WARMAN - At Hastings, on 2nd November, Philip Henry WARMAN, aged 9 months.
STUBLEY - On the 2nd November, at the Terminus Hotel, Napier, Edward STUBLEY, aged 40.

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., John PHILIPPS was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

A young man named William Secomb WATKINS died suddenly at Mr Geo. HESLOP'S last Wednesday. The deceased had been suffering from disease of the heart, and was for
some time an inmate of the hospital, but his case was pronounced hopeless from the first. He was buried yesterday at Puketapu Cemetery. We believe the deceased has an uncle in Auckland.

The station-master at Napier has left at our office a subscription list which has been opened for the wife and family of Edward STUBLEY, who died so suddenly at the Terminus Hotel
on Wednesday morning. Mr STUBLEY, though a steady, hard-working man, was unable to make any adequate provision for those he has left behind him, as his family was a large one. Mrs STUBLEY will have a hard struggle to keep "the wolf from the door," as she has seven young children, none of them old enough to afford her material help. She is also just now in that condition which secures tenderness and sympathy from both men and women who have any humanity in them, and very shortly she will need all the assistance, both pecuniary and personal, which can be given to her. We feel sure that those who are blessed with a superfluity of this world's goods will liberally
second the efforts of the railway employees to ease the path of the widow of their late comrade as much as possible. We shall be most happy to receive and acknowledge any donations forwarded to our office.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday November 5th 1881

Local News - We have received 1 pound 1s from Mr W. HARKER towards the fund for the relief of the widow and children of the late E. STUBLEY.

Captain D.T. ROBERTS, of the ship Hermione, is preparing a most exhaustive report on the Napier harbor and the best means to be adopted to secure a harbor worthy of the name. Captain ROBERTS, who is Commodore of Messrs Shaw Savill and Co.'s line, has had good experience in matters of this kind and has had the special advantage of visiting nearly every harbor in the globe. We hear that he is in favor of a breakwater scheme.

On Wednesday evening next, as will be seen by an advertisement in another column, an entertainment will be given at the Theatre Royal for the benefit of the widow and orphans of the late E. STUBLEY. The case, as we have already pointed out, is one that has strong claims upon the sympathies of the community, and our amateurs are to be commended for so
promptly coming forward to render assistance. We trust they will have a bumper house.

In the District Court on Thursday, before Judge KENNY, an application by Mr LEE for an order of discharge in the matter of the bankruptcy of A.C. RIGGS was adjourned for a fortnight to enable the bankrupt to produce his books.
Mr CORNFORD applied for an order of discharge in the matter of John NICHOLSON, but the application was adjourned for a week as no report from the trustee had been filed.
In a case of RATHBONE v. HALLASY, claim 90 pounds 5s, judgment was given for the plaintiff for the amount claimed with all costs.
The cases of J.G. KINROSS v. WALKER, MORRIN and RUSSELL, and the National Bank v. S.R. DRANSFIELD were settled out of course.

A sailor named John George CRAIG who deserted from the barque Wave Queen while that vessel was lying in Wellington harbor on the 10th of September last, was seen by Captain KELLY yesterday at the Spit. The captain immediately procured the assistance of Constable HARVY and a man on horseback and went in pursuit of the man. The sailor, noticing that
Captain KELLY had discerned him, made off at a run round the Hyderabad-road, and it was not until the gully near the new Taradale-road was reached that the constable succeeded in apprehending the runaway. CRAIG will be brought up this morning at the R.M. Court on the charge of desertion.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., a lad of 10 or 11 years of age, was charged with stealing a whip valued at 18s, the property of Mr G. RYMER. The prisoner pleaded not guilty. Mr RYMER had left the whip on the front seat of one of his traps while he went into a house and on coming out he found it was gone. A boy named WEST deposed that HARRISON had "swopped" the whip for a knife at school one day. His Worship said that under the 107th clause of the Larceny Act
he was able to avoid sending the lad to gaol, by ordering the value of the whip and all costs to be paid. An order was made to that effect, his Worship adding that he hoped the father would give the boy a severe flogging.

At the Waipawa R.M. Court yesterday a man named Edward RYAN, a shearer at Eadenham station, was charged with indecently assaulting the wife of John PEARSON, at Patangata. It appears that last Saturday afternoon the prisoner, taking advantage of the absence of Mr PEARSON, of which he was aware, went to Mrs PEARSON's house and made overtures to her. She ran out of the house, but returned to get some money which she had left and which she was afraid the prisoner would take. Upon her entering the house the prisoner put
his arms round her, but she released herself and got outside, and a man named BOYLE who was passing turned the prisoner out. BOYLE having left for Porangahau, the prisoner was remanded until Monday, and was brought down to Napier last evening and lodged in gaol.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday November 7th 1881

Birth -
WILLIAMS - At Sealy-road, Napier, on October 30th, the wife of N. WILLIAMS, of a son.

Local News -
The fire-bell rang out an alarm about 9 o'clock yesterday morning. The Brigade turned out promptly, but it wasmerely a chimney on fire next door to the baker's shop of Mr KRAUSE, White-road.

Atthe Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Capt. PREECE,R.M.,Elizabeth EDDIE was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
John George CRAIG was charged with desertion from the ship Wave Queenat Wellington. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two months'imprisonment, to be released when the captain wanted him.

The following are the nominations for the Waipawa County Council:-Waipawa Riding, Messrs BIBBY, ROBB, and J.J. BUCHANAN (of Hampden)Waipukurau, Messrs HARDING and SMITHWallingford, Mr W. NEWMANPatangata, Mr DILLONRuataniwha, Mr ROSSTamamu, Mr JOHNSONPorangahau, Messrs HUNTER and HIRTZELLNorsewood, Messrs WILDING and M'GREEVYWoodville, Mr T.F. FOUNTAINE.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday November 8th 1881

Birth - LINEHAN - At Ormondville, on November 1st, the wife of Jeremiah LINEHAN, of a daughter.

Local News -At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., John FRANKLIN was fined 10s and costs for leaving his vehicle unattended at the Spit.

Mr. J. LEONARD will hold his first sale today, when he will dispose of the stock-in-trade, household furniture, and effects of Mr George FUSZARD. The sale is an important one, and we have no doubt that Mr LEONARD's popularity will draw an attendance that will ensure him success in his first effort.

Advertisement -
Mr T. WILLAN, of Meanee, announces that "there's life in the old boy yet," and that he will cut, lead, stack, and thresh at current rates with one of the latest machines.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday November 9th 1881

Local News -
There is only one case set down for hearing at the District Court on Thursday, that of John ANFORD v. SMITH and WALKER.

There were fourteen applications received on Monday evening by the Committee of the Working Men's Club for the offices of steward and stewardess of that institution. Mr and Mrs T.C. BELL were selected, and will enter upon their duties on the 19th instant.

The sawdust at Messrs WILDING and BULL's Kopua mills caught fire on Monday, and the hands and neighbors were employed all night in keeping the fire under. Yesterday
it spread to the bush, and a telegram received yesterday afternoon stated that the mills were hourly expected to go. The mills are insured for 1500 pounds.

Mr BURTON, who recently resigned the position of steward of the Working Men's Club, has been appointed to take charge of the Shamrock Hotel. The efficient manner in which he discharged his duties in connection with the club is a sufficient guarantee that the hotel will be satisfactorily conducted.

In another column will be found a list of the amounts collected for the Napier Hospital by means of hotel boxes. The total is anything but considerable. The secretary informs us that subscriptions are coming in very meagrely, and the hospital is likely to fall into a sad condition for want of funds unless better support is accorded to it.

We learn that the Rev. S. WILLIAMS, Mr A. WARDROP, and Mr C.B. HANKEY, manager of the Napier railway line, have consented to act as trustees of the fund in aid
of the widow and orphans of the late E. STUBLEY, and that the following gentlemen have consented to act as a committee for the administering of the fund:- Messrs E.T. HANSON, W. HODGSON, R.E. MACKAY, S. SPENCE, and G. KEMSLEY, with Mr F. WINDSOR as honorary secretary.

At the Waipawa Police Court on Monday Edmund RYAN was charged on remand, with having on the 29th ult. committed an indecent assault upon Mrs Sarah PEARSON, wife of a shoemaker residing at Patangata. The accused was defended by Mr GUY, solicitor. After hearing the evidence of the plaintiff, of a wintess named BOYLE, and of Constable BROSHANAHAN for the prosecution, and that of a witness named BROWN for the defence, the presiding justices committed RYAN to take his trial at the ensuing sitting of the District Court, Napier.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., John WHITE, charged with drunkenness, was discharged. Judgment was given for the plaintiff in the case of James JOHNSTON v. James READY, claim 6 pounds 7s.
Three judgment cases were dealt with as follows:
W.R. BLYTHE v. Robert CHASE, claim 14 pounds 12s 5d; defendant was ordered to pay the amount forthwith or be imprisoned for one month.
James M'INERNEY v. Charles BEAUMONT; defendant ordered to pay the amount within a fortnight, or to be imprisoned for one month.
James M'INERNEY v. Harry BROWN, similar decision.
In a case of Charles BEAUMONT v. J. M'INERNEY, claim 2 pounds 19s, judgment was given for the defendant with all costs.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday, November 11th 1881

Local News -
Some amusement was caused at the Spit yesterday afternoon, when, on the arrival of the steamer Maori from Wairoa, CaptainBAXTER of the rival steamer Result had the officers of Customs along-side of the breastwork to count the number of the Maori's passengers. The result of the enumeration seemed to show that the steamer had conveyed more than her complement. We are not aware whether any proceedings will be taken in the matter by the Collector of Customs.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday Novedmber 12th 1881

Births -
GOODGAME - At Meanee, on the 7th of November, the wife of Mr T. GOODGAME, of a daughter.
PYKE - On 6th November, the wife of John PYKE, of a son.

Local News - Mr WEAVER, the telegraph operator at Waipawa is entitled to a meed of praise. On Monday night he wired Mr JOHNSTON's speech of 4000 words with remarkable accuracy, and last night he sent Mr ORMOND's speech of nearly 6000 words equally well.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., Eliza WHITE and William GRIFFITHS were each charged with lunancy, and remanded for a week for medical examination, upon the application of the police. Both the prisoners had been drinking, and were suffering from delirium tremens.

: Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday November 14th 1881

Local News -
We have received 1 pound from Mrs LAMBERT towards the fund for the relief of the widow and children of the late E. STUBLEY.

By the Rotomahana there arrived here on Saturday, to the order of Mr Thomas TANNER, six Lincoln sheep - three rams and three ewes - from the celebrated Vessey Lincoln flock, which will doubtless be a great acquisition to breeders of stud sheep. They arrived in excellent condition, having been under the charge of Mr WALTER in the ship Timaru, to Port Chalmers, and thence by the Union Company's boat to Napier.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday November 15th 1881

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court, yesterday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., John WILSON and James WALSH, charged with drunkenness, were each fined 5s and costs. William JOHNSON failed to appear in answer to a similar charge, and his bail of 1 pound was forfeited.
Patrick SHEENAN was fined 5s and costs for negligently suffering the chimney of his house to catch fire.
Quong SHONG, Thomas HAWKINS, and John BULLOCK were each fined 5s and costs for leaving their vehicles unattended.
Michael EGAN was fined 10s and costs for a similar offence.
A charge against William TUCK for furiously driving along the Omahu-road at Hastings was dismissed.
Nathaniel BISHOP was fined 10s, or 48 hours' imprisonment, and costs, for knowingly and wilfully endeavoring to travel on the railway line for a further distance than his ticket entitled him to do. He was also fined 1 pound and costs, or five days' imprisonment, for making use of abusive language to a railway guard at Hastings.
James M'INERNCY was charged with keeping his licensed public-house open on Sunday week for
business purposes other than the accommodation of travellers. Mr LASCELLES
appeared for the defendant, who pleaded not guilty. (After much deliberation
the case was adjourned till next Monday).

Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday November 16th 1881

Birth - DAVIDSON - on November 14th, at St. Leonards, Amuri, the wife of J.H. DAVIDSON, of a daughter.

Local News - At the District Court to-morrow the only case set down for hearing is that of S.E. SNELLING v. Bartlett STEVENS.

Our Ormondville correspondent writes under yesterday's date:- The Kopua sawmills were entirely destroyed on Saturday last by the fire which had been raging in the sawdust for some days previously. All efforts to keep the fire under were ineffectual, owing to the scarcity of water and the strong wind blowing without intermission. Fortunately all the machinery and cut timber were saved, but several whares were burnt to the ground.

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:-
L. HARRIS v. EVANS, claim 1 pound 5s 6d
J.C. TAYLOR v. Urupene PUHARA, claim 2 pounds 7s
F.W. CRAIG v. J.G. GRAHAM, claim 2 pounds 11s 6d
A. LASCELLES v. John ANDERSON, claim 5 pounds 12s.
The case of LARGE and TOWNLEY v.W.E.W. MORRISON, claim 21 pounds 2s, was further adjourned for 14 days, the required evidence not having been received from
The cases C. HELANDER v. ROPER, and ROPER v. HELANDER were adjourned till November 29.
In a judgment summons case of SOMERVILLE's estate v. Hirini TAKAMOANA, claim 46 pounds 7s 3d, defendant was ordered to pay the amount on the first Tuesday in February, or be imprisoned for one month.
In the case of B. SAEFFER v. Henry NEAL, claim 2 pounds 12s, the defendant was ordered to pay the amount before December 15, or be imprisoned for 14 days

Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday November 17th 1881

Birth - HARTLEY - At Napier, on the 12th November, the wife of W. HARTLEY, of a son.

From our Own Correspondent, Wairoa, Wednesday. There was much excitement here to-day over the county elections, great efforts being made to keep Mr SHAW from being returned. The following is the result: GEMMELL, 93; shaw, 88: CARROLL, 87: FLINT, 63. The first three are elected.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday November 18th 1881

Local News - There was very little done at the District Court yesterday morning, before Judge KENNY, the only case being that of
Samuel E. SNELLING v. Bartlett STEVENS. After plaintiff's case had been heard, Mr LASCELLES, who appeared for the plaintiff, said the case was too weak to stand, and he had been wrongly instructed in the matter. He, therefore, applied for a non-suit, which was granted, the plaintiff paying all costs.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday November 19th 1881

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court, yesterday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre
KENNY, R.M., Eliza WHITE was charged on remand with lunacy and remanded for another week for further medical examinations.
William GRIFFITHS, charged on remand with lunacy, was discharged from custody on the certificate of Dr HITCHINGS. GRIFFITHS had been suffering from delirium tremens.
John BURNS failed to appear in answer to a charge of drunkenness, and his bail of 1 pound was forfeited.

New Zealand newspapers are, says an Australian paper, to be prohibited from publishing marriage notices in the future, because marriage is a lottery. To this we would add that
marriage must therefore be prohibited.

Advertisement -
Mr E. LYNDON will sell next Wednesday, on the premises Lucy-street, the whole of Mrs TOWGOOD's valuable furniture and effects.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday November 21st 1881

Deaths - COLE - On the 18th November, at the residence of Mr George ROSE, Elizabeth Rachel COLE, aged 22 years.
MAGILL - At Napier, on November 19, Mrs M. MAGILL, of consumption, aged 34.

Local News - We have received 5 pounds from Mr Thomas TANNER towards the fund for the widow and children of the late E. STUBLEY.

Our Porangahau correspondent writes under Friday's date:- There was little or no excitement over the county election in this part of the world, it being a foregone conclusion
from the first which of the two candidates - Messrs HUNTER and HIRTZEL - would be elected. I think, from all I can hear, that Mr ORMOND is sure
of a heavy majority in this district.

Advertisements - Mr W.C. SMITH, inserts the dates when he will address the elector of Waipawa at Ashley-Clinton, Hampden, Ormondville, and Woodville.

Mr. W. BEILBY has been appointed agent at Hastings for the New Zealand Insurance Company.

Mr G.W. CULLEN, Returning Officer, inserts a notice respecting the election of Mayor for the Borough of Napier, the nomination being fixed for next Thursday, and the polling, if necessary, for the 30th instant.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday November 22nd 1881

Birth - KAY - At Hastings, on the 20th instant, the wife of John KAY, of a daughter.

Death - MAGILL - At Napier, on November 19, Mrs. M. MAGILL, of consumption, aged 34. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr H.O. CAULTON, Beach-road, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,

Elizabeth EDDIE, an old offender, was fined 1 pound and costs for drunkenness, or seven days' imprisonment. She was also fined 2 pounds and costs, with the alternative of one month's imprisonment for loitering about the passages in Emerson-street on Saturday.

John CATANAGH was fined 2s and costs for furious riding at Taradale.

Alexander BEAN was fined 10s and costs for using abusive language, calculated to provoke a breach of the peace at the Spit.

Two cross-actions of Catherine BREET v. Margaret Ah KEONG, and Margaret Ah KEONG v. Catherine BREET, for abusive and insulting language, took up a good deal of time. The witnesses were very excited at times, and the language alleged to have been used by one to the other was not either very ladylike or complimentary. The case against Mrs Ah KEONG was dismissed, while Mrs BRETT was found guilty, and fined 2 pounds and costs, including witnesses' expenses, with the alternative of one month's imprisonment.

An assault case of ROWE v. ROWE was struck out, there being no appearance of either of the parties.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday November 23rd 1881

Death -
DAVIDSON - On the 1st October, at Corbieton House, Castle Douglas Scotland, Archibald William Ramsay DAVIDSON, third son of the late William DAVIDSON, writer, Glasgow: aged 43 years.

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:-

S. PELL v. Henry GOLDSMITH, claim 3 pounds 16s
S. BERRY v. R.J. CLARKE, claim 3 pounds 4s
J.T. CASSIN v. John MORGAN, claim 4 pounds 10s 10d
John KELLY v. Henry HICKEY, claim 30 pounds 11s 6d
A case of Robert HACKETT v. John WILLIAMS was adjourned for a week.
Judgment was reserved till next Tuesday in a case of S. PELL v. H. BRIERLEY.
His Worship gave judgment on the law point in the case against James M'INERNEY, of the Ferry Hotel, for Sunday trading. The case was dismissed.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday November 24th 1881

Local News - We are requested to state that Mrs BRETT, confectioner, of Hastings-street, is in no way connected with the assault case heard in the R.M. Court on Monday last.

At the R.M. Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., Martin WARNER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. Arther MUSGRAVE was sentenced to forty-eight hours' imprisonment with hard labor for being illegally on the premises of the Masonic Hotel.
CASSIN v. HUMPHRIES was a claim for 15 pounds. Defendant paid 9 pounds 11s into Court, and a verdict for that amount was given, each party paying his own costs.

At the R.M. Court, Waipawa, yesterday, before Messrs FOUNTAINE and JOHNSTON, J.P'S Daniel MANN, an old offender, was charged by the police, on the information of Mr MACFARLANE, of Onga Onga, with having, on 19th inst., obtained money and goods from the informant, to the value of 4 pounds in all, under false pretences, by means of a valueless cheque. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labor, in Napier gaol.
A complaint laid by Mary Jane PARTINGTON, of Te Aute, against Henry JONES, for using foul and abusive language towards the complainant was dismissed, owing to the non-appearance of the prosecutrix. The defendant was allowed 10s for loss of time &c. Sergeant KIDD said it was the intention of the police to take the case up and summon both
JONES and Mrs PARTINGTON to appear, as if the man was guilty of the offence he should be punished for it.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday November 25th 1881

Death - MICHAELSEN - On November 23rd, Robert James, the infant son of Harald and Kate MICHAELSEN; aged 5 months.

Advertisement - Mr BISSON, boot and shoemaker, notifies that he has removed to the premises adjoining Mr COHEN's furniture shop.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday November 26th 1881

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., G.H. SWAN was charged with neglecting to affix and cancel the duty stamp upon a barrel of beer, containing 18 gallons, and removed from his premises. Mr PATTEN appeared for the Customs, and Mr SAINSBURY for the defendant. No defence was offered, and the defendant was fined 20 pounds and costs.

Advertisement -
Messrs DYE Brothers desire to introduce to their customers a young assistant who, though he cannot speak much English, can tell a two-shilling piece from half-a-crown with his eye glass.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday November 28th 1881

Birth - M'DONNELL - At Hastings, on November 23, the wife of Mr Hugh M'DONNELL, of Maraekakaho, of a daughter.

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., Henry GOLDSMITH was fined 6s and costs for drunkenness.

We are requested to publish the following last list of subscribers to the Ormondville English Church:- Mr J. SMITH, 2 pounds; Mr T. TANNER, 10 pounds; Mr M.R. MILLER 2 pounds 2s; Mr J.N. WILLIAMS, 10 pounds; the Bishop of Nelson, 1 pound.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday Novedmber 29th 1881

Death - EDWARDS - On Sunday, the 27th November, Mr Thomas EDWARDS, late of Shakespeare Hotel, Shakespeare-road, aged 65. The funeral of the late Mr Thomas EDWARDS, formerly of the Shakespeare Hotel, Shakespeare-road, is fixed to take place at 3 o'clock this (Tuesday) afternoon. Friends respectfully requested to attend.

Advertisements -
A reward of 100 pounds is offered for evidence of the death of James M'DONALD, or of 25 pounds for proof that he is alive.
A meeting of the creditors of W.E. COMBS will be held on the 16th of December to assent to a deed of assignment.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday November 30th 1881

Local News - The committee of the STUBLEY relief fund desire to acknowledge the receipt of the following subscriptions: >From Mr H. BICKERTON, 11 pounds 6s 6d,
proceeds of performance given at Waipawa. 9 pounds 3s contributions per Hawke's Bay Herald; and 1 pound from proprietors of Theatre Royal.

Last evening's practice of Mozart's Twelfth Mass by the choir of the Presbyterian Church was even more successful than the former ones. Mr BROWNE, the organist and choir master of St. John's Church, presided during part of the evening at the organ, which allowed Mr APLIN to more efficiently attend to the conductorship. The singers are acquiring proficiency in their severl parts, and everything is progressing most favorably.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday December 1st 1881

Local News -
As may be well supposed we have not unfrequently some curious specimens of composition forwarded to us for insertion, but the following requesting the insertion of a birth notice, which we give verbatim et literatim, is something very much out of the common run:- "To the Hedittur of the Hawks Bay Herald Deer Sir Pliss advertise Bert of my Wife November the Fust Have young Daughter Pliss do it in Proper Farm."

Advertisements -
Mrs BLAKE, Shakespeare-road, offers for sale or to let a seven-roomed house, opposite the old Union Bank. Mr W.E. WOODS, pharmaceutical chemist, Hastings-street, inserts a business advertisement.
Mr J.L. STERRY, harness and saddlery manufacturer, Waipukurau, inserts a business notice.
Messrs BLYTHE and Co. are daily expecting their Christmas goods, now 105 days on the water.

Herald, Friday December 2nd 1881
Mr Fraser, phrenologist, will arrive in Napier in a few days, when he will give a series of lectures.

The Beaconsfield Hotel has now been removed from Kopua and re-erected at Makatoku, where it will be re-opened under the charge of Mr STEVENS, who is well known as an efficient caterer and manager. The hotel will be a great convenience to travellers by rail.

We are glad to hear that a number of the Japanese persimmons imported by the Acclimatisation Society, which were supposed to be dead and were given away, have proved to be alive. Out of half-a-dozen of the wsorst planted in Mr TIFFEN's garden three are alive, two of them throwing out long shoots. At Taradale there are also growing trees.

A cricket match will be played at Petane to-morrow between elevens representing the Napier and Herald Clubs. The following teams have been chosen;

The usual sitting of the District Court was held yesterday before Judge KENNY.
An order of discharge was granted to A.C. RIGGS, a bankrupt, on application of Mr LEE. Judgment was given for the plaintiff in the undefended suit of John STUART v. RUCK, a claim of 143 pounds on a dishonored promissory note.
Mr SAINSBURY, on behalf of Mr CARLILE, appeared in support of a petition filed by Messrs GILBERD and SWEETAPPLE, praying that W.H. SIMPSON be adjudicated a bankrupt. Adjourned until next Thusrday.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday December 5th 1881

Births - TUCKER - At West Clive, on Decedmbedr 2, the wife of John TUCKER, of a son.
GAISFORD - At Mount Herbert, the wife of H. GAISFORD, of a son.

Death - BISSET - At Porangahau, on December 1st, George Sessford, infant sxon of James and Mary Ann BISSET, aged 15 months.

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., James O'GRADY was fined 5s and costs for being drunk and incapable at Taradale.

The cricket match which was played at Petane on Saturday between elevens representing the Herald and Napier Cricket Club s, resulted in a win for the latter by 32 runs on the first innings. The full scores will be published to-morrow.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday December 6tth 1881 - Missing Issue.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday December 7th 1881

Local News - Professor Fraser, phrenologist, has taken up his temporary residence in Napier, and will give lessons in phrenology. His first lecture is announced for Monday next.

As an instance of what damage small birds can do, Mr GEBBIE has left with us a handful of wheat ears from a paddock in Taradale. There are not half-a-dozen grains of wheat left in the handfull, the birds having picked most of the ears quite clear.

The Oddfellows of the Taradale district have determined to hold a fete on January 2nd, Mr J. LYON having kindly placed an excellent paddock at Roseneath at their disposal. A very good programme is promised, the prinicpal event being the Taradale Handicap, of which the first prize is 7 pounds. The band will be in attendance and other attractions provided.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., Henry WHITE was fined 5s and costs for dxrunkenness.
There was only one civil case heard, KNOWLES v. Henry THOMAS, junior, claim 49 pounds 2s. Judgment was given for the plaintiff for 47 pounds 16s 6d, with counsel's fee of 3 pounds 3s.
The case of LARGE and TOWNLEY v. W.E.W. MORRISON was further adjourned for a week.

Mr GEBBIE, of Taradale, informs us that he has a loquot tree in his garden, and that there are several others in his neighborhood, as well as in Napier. Mr GEBBIE has also a variety of guava, similar to one in Mr TIFFEN's garden. Both of these are ornamental and yield delicious fruit, and now that attention has been called to them no doubt they will
be more widely grown.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday December 8th 1881

Advertisements -
Mr Edward LYNDON will sell next Thursday land opposite the Botanical Gardens.
Mrs OLIVER, of Puketapu, has vacancies for two or three boarders, boys or girls, under 10 years of age.
Messrs LARGE and TOWNLEY invite inspection of their Christmas tables.
H. SEERUP, chimney sweep, inserts a business advertisement.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday December 8th 1881


Telegraphic Shipping - Dunedin, Wednesday Sailed - Arawata, for North. Passengers for Napier - Miss MITCHELL and Mrs PICKERING.

Local News -
A serious accident occurred on Tuesday evening to Mr CHAMBERLAIN, clerk to Messrs BANNER and LIDDLE. He was riding home at about 6 o'clock,
and when reaching the corner of the Coote-road, near the Marist Brothers' School, he was thrown from his horse, and alighting on his head he was rendered unconscious. He was removed to his home in the Coote-road and was speedily attended by Dr CARO and Dr SPENCER. He regained consciousness almost at once, but bled profusely from the left ear, leading to the suspicion that the base of the skull was injured. We learned, however, last evening that the bleeding had partially stopped, and no symptom of compression
of the brain had become manifest, though Mr CHAMBERLAIN was deemed to be still in a critical state.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John PRINGBLE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
John MORRIS, convicted of disgusting indecency on the Marine Parade on Tuesday, was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment with hard labor.
George PRICE pleaded guilty to stealing a pair of boots, valued at 18s, from the shop of W. TUCKWELL, in Hastings-street, and was sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labor. The same prisoner was further sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment for unlawfully assaulting Constable SCHULZ while in the execution of his duty, the sentence to commence at the expiration of the former term.
Ezekiel ROWE and Eliza WHITE were jointly charged with having stolen on Sunday last three bottles of brandy, the property of John Henry AXFORD, of the Waverley Hotel.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday December 9th 1881

Mr William HOSKINS, of histrionic fame, was married on Sunday last at the Theatre Royal Hotel, Wellington, to Miss DOUGLAS. The ceremony was unostentatiously
performed, the present state of health of the bridegroom precluding any approach to excitement. His many friends will hope that his present indisposition will speedily leave him, and that the event of Sunday will be of the happiest omen.

Advertisements -
Mr H.A. DUFF, Kereru, has a few pure-bred Berkshire young pigs for sale.
Mr Edward LYNDON has for sale a family residence on the hills; and for lease the residence now occupied by Mrs NEILL.
Mr BUCHANAN's committee rooms are in the premises formerly occupied by Mr COMBS, next door to Mr HOOPER's.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday December 12th 1881

Advertisements -
Mrs C.W. DAVIS announces that she will open a boarding school for little girls at Taradale on the 26th of January.
Mr. R. WILLIAMS, Hastings-street, offers a reward of 2 pounds for the return of a black gelding.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday December 13th 1881

Local News -Mrs OLIVER, of Puketapu, met with an awkward accident yesterday morning.She was being driven into town to give evidence in RENDLE's case, andwhen opposite the Taradale cemetery the horse stumbled and the buggy upset,Mrs OLIVER being thrown down the embankment. She received some severewounds and bruises on the lower part of the body. Dr CARO attended toher on her arrival in town.

The heat in the Supreme Court yesterday wasintense, and a feeling of languor was visible on every face. The witnessesall seemed distressed with the heat, and spoke in such a low tone of voiceas to be frequently inaudible. They were constantly being told to speak up, and even the interpreter and the Crown Prosecutor yielded to the depressing effects of the heat, and were reminded by his Honor that they could not be heard.

The Grand Jury will meet again tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. They had to adjourn in consequence of not being able, through the unfortunate accident to Mrs OLIVER, to consider two of the indictments against RENDLE, that lady being the principal witness. Dr CARO attended the Court and stated that Mrs OLIVER would not be able to attend that day, but as he could not say she would be totally unable to attend the present sittings, his Honor intimated that he could not make an order to have the depositions read instead until he saw how the lady progressed.

A Maori prisoner named MOTU, who was charged at the Supreme Court yesterday with horse stealing, in detailing how he escaped from custody was very humorous at times. He said he did not think the policeman was justified in keeping him. He had irons put on his wrists, and after his escape, when he arrived at his settlement, he got the irons off by "rubbing his hands with soap." He complained that there was on the hand-cuffs a small bell "like a cow bell". MOTU also complained that the Magistrate committed him to be tried on December 13th, and, he added, "Here I am a day before the time."

At the Resident Magistrate's Court, yesterday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., James M'NAMARA was fined 5s and costs for being drunk and incapable.
Thomas Lee WARNER was committed for trial at the present criminal sittings of the Supreme
Court on the charge of forgery and uttering.
Patrick M'KEOWN was fined 1s and costs for leaving his horse and vehicle unattended.
John ROLLS was fined 5s and costs for driving horses loose through the streets.
For similar offences Joseph WATTS and John M'DONNELL were fined 1s and costs.
John MILLER was fined 5s and costs for negligently suffering his chimney to catch fire.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday December 14th 1881
Marriage - MELVILLE-HATHAM - On the 12th December, at Pourerere, by the Rev. F.E.T. SIMEON, Thomas MELVILLE, to Harriet Mary, youngest daughter of the late John HATHAM, of Chesterfield, England.

Death - JONES - On 12th December, at his parent's residence, Carlyle-street, Charles Edward, the infant son of John and Annie JONES.

Local News - While the case against RENDLE was proceeding in the Sumpreme Court yesterday Mr REES rose to object to the reception of some evidence that was being given. Some little time was occupied in discussing the point raised. When the discussion had ended the Crown Prosecutor enquired, by way of reminder, how far they had proceeded, remarking, "I believe your Honor, we got as far as the gum pot!" A member of the legal profession, not engaged in the case, immediately interjected in a low, but audible tone, "Yes, and we're stuck there." The titter which followed was quickly suppressed.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday December 15th 1881

Local News - There now only remains one criminal case for trial at the present sittings of the Supreme Court - that against William EBBETT, for indecent assault. It will be commenced at 10 o'clock this morning.

The secretary to the fund for the relief of the family of the late E. STUBLEY acknowledges with thanks the receipt of a cheque for 25 pounds 18s, being the net proceeds of the entertainment given at the Theatre Royal by the Gaiety Club.

A man named John SMITH died in the Napier Hospital on Tuesday from the effects of an accident which he met with at the Spit last Saturday afternoon. He was working in the wool store of the New Zealand Shipping Company, and went behind a tier of bales to fetch one to the press. Shortly after the other men in the store heard SMITH calling for help,
and on going to his assistance found him underneath the truck with the bale on top. On removing the bale it was ascertained that the handle of the truck had struck the deceased in the pit of the stomach, and that he had sustained bruises on his limbs. He was conveyed to the hospital, and it was at first thought the injuries were not serious, but it proved otherwise, and he died at one o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. It is not considered necessary to hold an inquest.

A considerable congregation, composed principally of the fair sex, was attracted to St. Paul's Church yesterday morning to witness the celebration of the marriage of Mr J.T. CARR, District Engineer, and Miss SUTTON, daughter of Mr F. SUTTON, M.H.R. for Hawke's Bay. (A full report is available on request - Judy).

Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday December 16th 1881

Death -
CHEGWIDDEN - At Napier, on Thursday, December 15th, Robert John, third son of Elias and M.J. CHEGWIDDEN, aged 5 years 8 months. Home papers please copy.

Local News - Mr POPE, the Inspector of Native Schools, is now in Hawke's Bay, examining the native schools here.

Mr WINDSOR desires to acknowledge the receipt of 2 pounds from Messrs WARDROP and Co. in aid of the family of the late E. STUBLEY.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., George SMITH pleaded guilty to beating his wife and was fined 40s, with the alternative of 14 days'
imprisonment. He was also bound over to keep the peace for six months - himself in 60 pounds and two sureties in 30 pounds each.

The Returning Officer for the Napier electorate made his official declaration of the poll at noon yesterday in the Council Chamber. He declared Mr BUCHANAN duly elected, the numbers being as previously announced. Mr BUCHANAN and Mr M'SWEENEY briefly addressed the assembled electors, and the proceedings terminated with cheers for Mr BUCHANAN.

Mr H.S. TIFFEN's prize of a gold medal for the best pupil at the public schools in the Hawke's Bay district has been awarded, on the recommendation of the Inspector, to Kate DUNN,
of the Napier district school. Good conduct, age, standard, annual examination marks, were all taken into account, the best general average taking a prize. The following also obtained remarkably high marks, and ran Miss DUNN very closely for the prize:- Nellie MACDONALD, Rachel LeQUESNE, and Andrew GUY, Napier: and A. WESTON and Oliver GOLDSMITH, Gisborne.

Mr BENNETT has just finished a pulpit, intended as a memorial to the late Bishop WILLIAMS, which is to be presented to St. John's Church by the present Bishop of
Waiapu, Dr. STUART. It is an exceedingly handsome piece of ecclesiastical furniture, and will accord better with the chancel of the church than the present structure. Only New Zealand woods have been used in its construction.

The prizes annually given by Captain RUSSELL for the best specimens of sewing, darning, &c, by children attending the public schools in the Hawke's Bay district were awarded on Wednesday. The specimens of work sent in were exceedingly good, and elicited loud praise from the examiners, Mrs RUSSELL and Mrs HILL. It is evident that many of the teachers have carefully trained their female pupils in the most useful art of using the needle, and we venture to say that there are many ladies in Hawke's Bay who might learn
a lesson from the specimens now lying at the Education Office for inspection. The awards were as follows:-

Seating pair of trousers, prize, a Singer's sewing machine, maximum number of marks 100:-
Nelly MACONDALD, Napier, 100
Rachel Le QUESNE, 98 (highly commended)
Kate DUNN, Napier, 96
Maria FULLER, Napier, 96
Lizzie GRUCHY, Napier, 96
Mary MILLER, Napier, 92
Mary GRUBB, Napier, 92
Elizabeth HALL, Gisborne, 92
Annie OATRIDGE, Gisborne, 92
Lizzie JONES, Napier, 80

Making night-shirt and cutting out pinafore, prize, a lady's work-box:
Emily SCHULTZ, Gisborne, 94
Martha SMITH, Ormondville, 93 (highly commended)
Mary HALL, Gisborne,, 86
Agnes CRAWFORD, Woodville, 78

Darning stockings, prize, lady's companion:
Elizabeth HALL, Gisborne, 100
Susy BUNTING, Napier, 98 (highly commended)
Minnie SPRIGGS, Napier, 96
Minnie NESBITT, Napier, 92
Maria FULLER, Napier, 92
Sarah HARDING, Napier, 92
Agnes CRAWFORD, Woodville, 80

Capt. RUSSELL's prize for the best map of New Zealand, showing railways, roads, telegraph lines,
&c., was gained by
A. ROSS, Gisborne, with 100 marks. There were three other competitors. Mr J.J. DENNAN was the examiner.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday December 17th 1881

Local News - The following team will represent the Napier Cricket Club in the match with the Waipawa County C.C., on the 27th inst:- CARNELL, MAYO, H. MARTIN, J. MARTIN, WHITE, GILBERD, EDWARDS, FULTON, TANNER, GILPIN, ELLISON. Emergency - MONTEITH and GRACIE. The players are requested to be ready to start by the first train.

Advertisements -
Mr George SCARFE inserts information of interest to those who desire to ensure an enjoyable Christmas pudding.

Mr D. LEVI recommends to smokers the new preparation of tobacco, Miller's mixture and Cameron's rough cut.

The finder of a grey gelding will receive 2 pounds reward on returning the horse to Mr R.J. THAYER, Hastings.

"TE WHITI" has been removed to Stock's Albion Hotel for safe keeping, and is anxious to see his old friends.

A meeting of creditors in the estate of Henry THOMAS the younger, boot and shoemaker, of Waipawa, will be held in the Courthouse next Wednesday morning, at 11 o'clock.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday December 19th 1881

Death - MERRICK - On December 5, at his residence, Chapel-street, Auckland, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, Isaack MERRICK, aged 76. Christchurch papers please copy.

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., a Mrs WILLIAMS was charged with lunacy and remanded for three days for medical examination.

By the Mary Wadley on Saturday there arrived from Sydney a half-decked yacht to the order of Mr Jabes E. VAUTIER. She is a nice looking boat and should give a good account of herself in a race.

Mr H.A. BANNER and Mr H. WILLIAMS returned by the Rotomahana yesterday after their visit to the Home country.

An inmate of the Napier Lunatic Asylum named James CRAWFORD died last Saturday. An inquest will be held on the body at 10.30 this morning.

The Scottish Imperial Insurance Company, one of the chief of the Home offices, has now opened branches in New Zealand, under the Melbourne Board. Mr J. Stuart REID is the general agent for this colony, and he has appointed Mr Frank PELL, of Napier, the agent for Hawke's Bay.

Mrs ANDREWS, of the Girls' Middle Class School, Tennyson-street, has vacancies for three or four young ladies as boarders.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday December 20th 1881

Death - ORR - On December 18, drowned at Arapawanui, Thomas, eldest son of Duncan Gordon and Catherine ORR, aged 5 years.

Local News - An English letter states that Mr John CHAMBERS, of Te Mata, has invented and intends to patent a new meat-freezing machine.

Mr FLEMING, the chairman of the South Pacific Petroleum Company, has returned from America, where he has been making inquiries as to the oil-boring industry. As the result of his visit the directors have resolved to send to America for the newest description of plant.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M.,
Alfred LONG was fined 1 pound and costs, with the alternative of 7 days' imprisonment, for assaulting Richard BARROWS.
James WILKINSON was fined 10s and costs for assaulting Mary C. SELLARS,
T.A. COTTRELL was fined 10s and costs for a breach of the Municipal by-laws.

An inquest was held yesterday before Mr Alexander KENNEDY, J.P., on the body of Henry CROFT who died at the Napier Lunatic Asylum on Saturday last. The evidence was to the effect that the deceased was admitted into the asylum on the 5th of January, 1878, suffering from disease of the brain. After he had been an inmate about two years the disease gradually developed, and for the last nine months he was bed-ridden. Death resulted from softening of the brain. A verdict was returned in accordance with the evidence.

News was yesterday received of the death by drowning, at Arapawanui, of Thomas ORR, aged five years, son of Mr Duncan G. ORR. The little boy left the house during the morning, as was his wont, and an hour afterwards he was called to dinner. As he did not answer, the family became afraid, and went to look for him. His sister soon called out that he was in the water at the rear of the woolshed. When taken out he was quite dead. It is supposed that he was fishing in the creek, and fell off the bank into the water, which, though not deep enough to drown an adult, was too deep for a little boy.

Advertisements -
Professor and Madame FRASER have opened shorthand classes.
Mr Joseph CHICKEN, watchmaker
and jeweller, Waipawa, inserts a business advertisement.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday December 21st 1881

Births - MURRAY - At Tiatagel, Napier, on 19th December, the wife of C.C. MURRAY, of a son.
LYDFORD - On December 19, at Roslyn-road, Napier, the wife of Richard LYDFORD, of a son.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday Decedmber 22nd 1881

Local News - Mr Hugh CAMPBELL, Poukawa, has kindly offered a portion of his run for a volunteer encampment, and Captain BLYTHE and Sergeant NELSON will select the site. The date of the encampment has not yet been fixed.

The honourary secretary for the fund in aid of the widow and family of the late E. STUBLEY aknowledges with thanks the receipt of a cheque for 11 pounds 10s, per Hawke's Bay Herald, being subscriptions as follows:
The Orange Lodge, Napier, 10 pounds 10s;
Mrs GOLDEN, Taradale, 1 pound.

Meetings of creditors in several estates were held yesterday. In the case of Henry JONES, jun., of Waipawa, it was decided to realise the estate forthwith, Mr B.B. JOHNSON being appointed trustee.
A similar decision was arrived at in the estate of W.H. SIMPSON, Havelock, Mr LYNDON, the trustee under the deed of assignment, being instructed to sell the property by tender.
In the estate of PRICE and INNES the assignment to Messrs BANBURY and SHANNON was assented to.

At half-past 12 o'clock last night a fire was discovered in a small lean-to at the back part of the premises of Mr WATT, baker and confectioner, Hastings-street, by Constable
CARGILL and Mr DICKON. The alarm was soon given, and the Brigade mustered with their appliances promptly, but owing to the energetic conduct of the constable there was little need of getting to work with the engines, and they were immediately sent back to the station. The alarm brought a good many people out notwithstanding the lateness of the hour, and some of them appeared to feel disappointed, and somewhat injured too, at being disturbed for so small a cause. We were unable to learn anything as to the origin of the fire, but, whatever it may have been, it was most fortunate that the fire soon discovered and so promptly suppressed.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday December 23rd 1881

Birth - HARDING - At Mount Vernon, on the 15th inst., the wife of R. HARDING, of a daughter.

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, John HIGGINS pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, and was fined 5s and costs.
James MORRIS was charged under an information laid by Constable SCHULTZ with using profane and indencent language in Thackeray-street. He pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s and costs, with the alternative of three days' imprisonment.

At a sitting of the District Court in Bankruptcy yesterday orders of discharge were granted to Edward M'Nab PLANT, on the motion of Mr LASCELLES, and John LEWIS, on the application of Mr LASCELLES.

At the ordinary sitting of the Court judgment for the plaintiffs was given in the following undefended cases:-
Joseph LEONARD v. RATUNA, claim 55 pounds 5s.
Joseph LEONARD v. Hapuku Te NAHU, claim 58 pounds 12s.
NEAL and CLOSE v. Manaena TINI, claim 164 pounds 6s 6d.

In past years it has been the custom to give the convalescent hospital patients, and the inmates of the old men's refuge a substantial Christmas dinner. It is to be hoped that this custom will not be allowed to lapse. The matron of the hospital will gladly receive presents of meat, fowls, vegetables, groceries, &c., or money with which to buy the necessary articles.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday December 24th 1881

Local News -Dr HAMILTON has decided not to commence practice in Napier, but in Hastings.

Messrs HOADLEY and LYON have effected the sale of Mr S. LOCKE's Waikohu estate (freehold), at Poverty Bay, comprising 9480 acres, with 9500 sheep
and lambs (after shearing), for 21,000 pounds. The purchaser is Mr. F. WILLIAMS, of Akaora, Canterbury.

Mr ROUTLEDGE sold yesterday at the Criterion Hotel the privileges of the Petane holidays as follows:-
Publican's booth, W. VILLERS, 7 pounds
Refreshment booth, W. VILLERS, 1 pound 5s
Fruit stall, MILES, 10s
Fancy goods stall, M'CARTHy, 5s
Gates, TORR, 39 pounds
Cards, GILLMAN, 5 pounds 10s
Grandstand, RITCHIE, 10 pounds.

Advertisements -
Tenders for the purchase of the stock in the estate of PRICE and INNES, drapers, will be received by the trustees up to noon on January 4th.
Messrs HOADLEY and LYON will sell at Taradale next Thursday cattle, horses, pigs, &c., on account of Mr A. M'DONALD.
Bankruptcy notices are inserted in the matter of Puke Puke TAUHINU, of Paki Paki.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday December 26th 1881

Death - CHEGWIDDEN - At Napier, on the 24th December, Charles Edward, youngest son of Elias and M.J. CHEGWIDDEN, aged 2 years 9 months.

We notice from our exchanges that Mr S.M. SOUTH, who for some years was the Crown Prosecutor for Westland, died suddenly at Hokitika on the 6th instant, aged 70.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning, before Mr H. Eyre KENNY, R.M., Catherine WILLIAMS charged on remand with lunacy was discharged from custody, the doctor in attendance certifying to her recovery.

A cricket match will be played at the Waipukurau ground to-day between the Civil Service and Waipawa Colunty Clubs. The following team will represent the Civil Service:- CRAIG, CROSSMAN, E.L. INGPEN, F. INGPEN, ASHTON, LUXFORD, MOUNTIER, NORTHCROFT, A. PIRANI, POOLE, ROBINSON, and WILSON; umpire, C . HALLIDAY.

The town wore a very lively appearance throughout Saturday and until a late hour at night, a great many visitors from the country having come into make purchases for the holidays. Several of the places of business were decorated with flowers and evergreens. Business seemed brisk in the evening at all the establishments; indeed, we hear, that the transactions of the whole of the week have been very satisfactory to tradespeople, showing altogether a vast improvement on any week for a considerable time past.

The Napier Fire Brigade gave an unusually excellent pyrotechnic display in front of the station on Saturday night in honor of Christmas Eve. A very large crowd of persons assembled to witness the affair, and their manifestations of delight when some rocket more brilliant than usual shot up were almost as much entertainment as the fireworks. Some of them were, however, really good, and well deserved the praise bestowed upon them but the event of the evening was the lighting up of the legend in large letters, 'N.V.F.B., A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," which was greeted with tumultuous applause. The members of the Brigade, headed by Inspector KEMSLEY, spared no exertions to make the display a success, and the result must have been very gratifying to them.

Two natives arrived in Cambridge recently, having driven in a one-horse buggy from Wellington, a distance of 400 miles. It is stated by the Waikato Mail that this is the first time the journey overland has been perfvormed. It was done in nine days, the natives stating that had it not rained heavily part of the way they would have been in Cambridge fully two days sooner.

A paragraph, stating that Captain EVANS, of the steamer Wakatu, who was supposed to have been drowned while on the passage from Wanganui to Nelson, is alive and well, has been published in an exchange. The paper in question states:-
"We hear, on good authority, that Captain EVANS, who was supposed to have committed suicide at sea, is now in command of one of the largest steamers out of 'Frisco. When the Wakatu was searched for him, the ladies' cabin was overlooked,and the gallant, though too much married captain, got safely off to 'Frisco by the outgoing mail boat. It is now known for a certainty that the tragic suicide never took place." How that certainty has been arrived at is not explained.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday December 29th 1881

Birth - M'KENZIE - at Harmanvale, Petane, on the 27th December, the wife of R.H. M'KENZIE, of a son.

Marriage - WEBB-DOWD - On 7th Decem ber, at Wellington, by the Rev. James PATERSON, Cyrus Alfred, third son of Charles Frederick WEBB, of Wellington, to Mary Louisa, second daughter of the late James DOWD, of Napier.

Local News - At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, bedfore Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M.,
James JAMES was fined 10s and costs for wqilfully damaging some property at Taradale, and was ordered to pay the amount of the damage.
MANIHERA was remanded for further medical examination on a charge of lunacy.
KAHIA was sentenced to one month's imprisonment and Te ARANGI to two months' for assaulting another native at Wai-o-hiki.
Eliza WHITE was fined 4 pounds and costs for keeping a house of ill-fame within the borough.

The half-yearly meeting of the Loyal Napier Lodge of Oddfellows was held last evening in the lodge-room in Tennyson-street. There was a good attendance of members. The following officers were elected for the ensuing half-year:-
N.G., Thomas SIDEY
Pernanent Secretary, Frank BOE
Elective Secretary, J.C.S. SCHULSTAD

TGhe following are the owners of flocks of 20,000 or more sheep in the Hawke's Bay district, according to the last returns:-
RHODES and Co., Puketapu, 67,419
STUDHOLME, MORRIN, and Co., Erewhon, 36,033
S. JOHNSTON, Takapau and Clive, 55,168
Rev. S. WILLIAMS, Te Aute, 53,050
WATTS' Estate, Longlands and Olrig, 46,799
Douglas M'LEAN, Maraekakaho, 42,101
BIRCH Brothers, Erewhon, 38,900
RUSSELL Brothers, Flaxmere and Tunanui, 34,166
J. and H. NAIRN, Pourerere, 33,354
G. HUNTER, Porangahau, 33,000
A. M'HARDY, Pakowhai and Pourerere, 32,469
STOKES Brothers' Estate, Kaikora, 32,000
J.D. ORMOND, Karamu and Wallingford, 30,635
A. ST. HILL, Porangahau, 30,550
J.B. CHAMBERS, Te Mata, 29,893
A.R. LYONS, Waipukurau, 29,591
J.G. KINROSS, Raukawa, Glenross, and Burnside, 28,729
H.R. RUSSELL, Waipukurau and Te Aute, 27,670
T. TANNER, Riverslea and Mount Erin, 25,948
MEINERTZHAGEN and MOORE, Waimarama, 25,920
J.N. WILLIAMS, Erewhon and Apley, 24,500
A.J. HARDING, Kereru, 23,000
ROYSE, STEAD, and Co., Wairoa, 21,000
H. TROUTBECK, Petane, 20,017
W.H. SAUNDERS, Wallingford, 20,000
J. HARDING, Mount Vernon, 20,000
DONNELLY and HIRAKA, Patea, 20,000
J.S. FLEMING, Mahia, 20,000
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday December 30th 1881

Marriage - CAMPBELL-GREENAWAY - On December 28th, at Mr MOTLEY's residence, Woodville, by the Rev. Mr WRIGHT, C.M. CAMPBELL, fourth son of Mr Neil CAMPBELL, of Waipa, Auckland, to Miss Mary Ann GREENAWAY, eldest daughter of Mr James GREENAWAY, at Woodville. Auckland papers please copy.

Death - MARTIN - At West Clive, on the 28th December, Franklin Martin, aged 22 years. The funeral will leave West Clive for the Napier cemetery this day, at 1 o'clock.
News has been received of the destruction by fire of Mr J.J. BLACKBURN's rope works at Hastings. The place was insured.

At a private meeting of the creditors of Edward GILLETT, of Waipawa, a committee was appointed to take such steps as might be necessary to prevent the enforcement of the bill of sale held by Mr MANOY, until the formal meeting of GILLETT's creditors called for Wednesday next.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday December 31st 1881

Local News - Mr EVETT requests us to state that he has received no official intimation of his appointment as handicapper to the Wairoa Jockey Club, as stated in a telegram from our own correspondent in yesterday's issue.

A horse drawing a trap belonging to Mr NEWTON went on an unauthorised gallop yesterday along Herschell-street, and its pace increasing as it went, the animal tore down Browning-street at a tremendous rate, but came to grief at Mr M.R. MILLER's corner, in turning round which horse and trap went clean over. There was no one in the trap at the time.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday morning, before Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, R.M.,
Frederick COOMBES was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Anne HARRIS was fined 1 pound and costs, with the alternative of three days' imprisonment, for being a common prostitute and importuning in the public streets.
Richard CARNE was found guilty on a charge of stealing a pair of spectacles valued at 2s 6d, but as the offence was considered a trivial one no sentence was passed.
Charles H. CHRISTENSEN pleaded guilty to deserting from the Wave Queen. He was ordered to forfeit two days' pay and recoup all costs incurred.
There was no business at the Court yesterday.

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