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Hbh April 2 1883 Local

Bishop LUCK, Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland, arrived here on Saturday morning from Auckland. He preached at St Mary's yesterday morning and evening, delivery two very eloquent discourses.

Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday was light.
Alexander THOMPSON and John AR.........?piece missing were ordered to pay 5s each for taking too much liquid refreshment. Patrick DIGNAN, charged with illegally on premises at Taradale, was discharged with a caution.

Bishop COWIE of Auckland in the morning, and Archdeacon HARRIS, of Christchurch in the afternoon, and in the evening Archdeacon HARPER of Timaru, preached at St John's Church.

Mr G WRIGHT, agent for the Australian, American and Indian Commercial Directory, will remain in this district for one week longer.

Mr KITTS, agent for the Simonsen Company, has left us with a specimen of "old style" printing done in Manchester by Messrs FALKNER and Son/ It is the programme of the Dewhurst Dramatic Company.

The dreadful sudden death of Mr Ramsay SIME, Manager of the Napier branch of the New Loan and Mercantile Agency Company. He had attended some business, and shortly afterwards went into town, accompanied by Messrs G HESLOP, and G P DONNELLY. When opposite Blythe's shop, made a hasty step from the road on to the footpath and caused the rupture of a blood vessel on the lungs. He was immediately carried into the shop and expired almost immediately, only speaking three or four words. The blood vessel had been ruptured before, and though Mr SIME appeared a strong man he know his life hung on a thread. The news threw quite a gloom over Napier on Saturday, for few of our citizens were so widely known, respected and liked as Mr Sime was.

New Plymouth Saturday.
John RIGBY, a constable in the Armed Constabulary force, left the White Cliff camp yesterday morning to assist Mr Joshua JONES and party with their horses round the point on the beach on their way to Mokau. On nearing the tunnel he rode one of the horses, and led the other two. The horse he was riding turned restive while swimming, and he was not seen rounding the point. It is supposed that he was washed off by a wave and drowned. Captain MESSENGER went with a boat's crew at once to the spot, and the man dived without result. In the evening grappling irons were obtained, and the body was recovered in about eight feet of water close to the cliffs.

Nelson-Saturday The racehorse Hero was sold by auction yesterday to Mr ROBINSON of Blenheim for 80 pounds.

At the inquest on the fatal accident which occurred Friday night one witness deposed that though the tree was fallen after dark he considered there was no danger; but another witness considered that it was not felled in a workmanlike manner. The verdict was that Hendy THOMAS was accidentally killed.

The nomination of candidates for the Selwyn district took place yesterday.
Mr E J LEE, the Hon E RICHARDSON, and Mr John Mc LACHLAN were nominated. A poll was demanded.

Births DAVISON-At St Leonards, Amuri on March 22, the wife of John H DAVISON, of a daughter.

LUXFORD-At Napier, on March 31st, the wife of S W Luxford, of a son.

Deaths LUDBROOK-On March 22, at Parnell, Auckland, Sidney Edward, only son of the late Sidney Ludbrook, of Manchester, England, aged 25 years Home papers please copy.

SIME-At Napier, suddenly, on March 31st, Ramsay Black SIME, agent for the N Z Loan and Mercantile Coy, Ltd, formerly of Dundee and Bristol; aged 36 years. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave his late residence this day (Monday), at 2.30 p.m.

Commercial Land

On Wednesday an important sale of Woodville township extension and the site offered being antiguous to the proposed line of railway, drew much attention, the attendance of buyers being good and the tone animated.
The prices obtained proved highly satisfactory to the vendor.

***The section lot details are available upon request to Elaine


HBH April 3 rd 1883

Local Major BUTTS who is in charge of the district is expected in Napier in about a fortnight.

Mr Ramsay SIME was buried in the Cemetery yesterday. The funeral cortege was one of the longest ever seen in Napier, the commercial community attending alsmost in a body, besides many personal friens of Mr SIME

Mr W E WOODS is now installed in his new and larger premises in Hastings street opposite Mr MONTEITH's horse bazaar. He has taken what were formerly two shops, and by re-arranging the partitions has secured a large shop with consulting rooms at the side.

Dr MENZIES has favoured us with the following hospital return:- In the Hospital on March 1st, 21 males and 11 females; admitted furing March, 18 males and 12 females; discharged, 21 males and 11 femeales; died, 2 males and 1 female; remaianing in hospital, 16 males and 11 females.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Captain PREECE R.M.,
John H PEARSON, charged with drunkenness, at Napier-fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours imprisonment. The fine was paid.

John CONNOR charged with committing a nuisance in a railway carriage. Defendant did not appear-fined 1 pound and costs.

Robert SOMERVILLE charged with deserting his wife and family. Mr LEE for the defendant, asked for a remand for 14 days which was granted.

A young man named Joseph SHERIFF is missing from Lake Takapuna district. He has been somewhat erratic. The Takapuna settlers are searching for him/

At the inquest today on the body of William MORRISON, who was found dead in the street yesterday morning. The jury returned a verdict of found dead without marks of violence.

Mr W E BARTON, cricketer, was presented this evening with a bat, as the highest aggregate scorer in the trip of the Auckland representatives to the south.

HBH April 3 1883

Birth CARR-At Napier, on the 3rd April, the wife of J T CARR, of a daughter.

Death LORD-At Taradale, on April 2, Agnes Sophia, third and beloved daughter of William and Ellen LORD aged 6 months. The funeral willl leave her parent's residence at 3 p.n. this day.

Licensing Committee for the Taradale District-elected were Messrs J TORR J STEVEN H J J TWIGG W A RICHARDSON W CARSWELL

From a Wellington source Mr J T TYLEE has finally made arrangements for retiring from the Commissionership of Crown Lands at an early date.

Tenders invite by J T CARR, Reident Engineer, for the erection of footways to the Waipawa and Tuki Tuki railway bridges.

Patrick O' CONNELL is requested to write to his brother John at Wellington.

Mr Henry LASCELLES, Manager of GIFFARD estate, notifies that horses, cattle, or sheep found grazing on the swamp paddocks at Waitangi will be impounded.

A four roomed house, with five acres of land, on the Meanee Road, are to let. Applications to Mr R KERR at Wellington.

It is notified that John O'SHANNASEY, cab driver, has filed a declaration of his inability to meet his engagements with his creditors.

Tenders invited by the Education Board for additions to school house at Meanee;

For the erection of new school and alterations to house Frasertown.

erection of a teacher's house-Makatoku

Messrs Peter ROBINSON and J F CRANE have taken out shooting licenses.

All accounts against the estate of the late R B SIME to be sent to Mr H A CORNFORD.

A duly certified master is wanted for the district School-Matawhero near Gisborne.

Mr ASHTON is at Provincial Hotel.
HBH Apr 4 1883
Criminal Trials.

In the Supreme Court today, in the case of CONNER, whom the jury found guilty yesterday on an indictment for larceny and burglary though the count for burglary has been withdrawn, his Honor recalled the jury and asked if they had intended the verdict as one of larceny. The foreman replied in the affirmative. The Judge ordered the record of the verdict to be altered to larceny, and reserved for the Court of Appeal. Sentence was deferred till after the appeal shall have been decided.

RE(A)TIMA JACOB, a Maori was convicted of murdering his wife in January last at Kaikoura. The motive was anger at her infidelity with his brother, who had been fined for it by the Maori committee.

Captain PREECE, Trust Commissioner yesterday gave notice that the following deeds had been submitted for investigation during the week.

Lease of Section 404, town of Clyde, from KATARAINA KOPU and others.

lease of undivided interests of Paurini Te WHITI and others in the Turamoe Block-to Hugh CAMPBELL;

lease of undivided interest of Horomonu PUKETAPU in Peka Peka No 1 to Hugh CAMPBELL.

Auckland Mr ARTHUR, the well-known amateur sculler of New South Wales, was a passenger from Sydney today by the Wairarapa. He proceeds with his wife and family to Dunedin, where he will probably settle.

At 4 o'clock this morning a fire broke out in a millinery shop in Wyndham street occupied by Mrs Mary SCOTT, who narrowly with her child and five boarders, escaped. One man injured his leg in jumping from the verandah. A man named HARE was found un an adjoining shop stupified with smoke.

At the inquest of Edward G Mc MINN, late M H R for Waipa, who was found dead in his bed on Saturday, the medical testimony showed that the deceased was suffering from some
internal lesion, probably on the brain. A verdict of death from natural causes was returned.

Wellington-Tuesday The Government have received a despatch from the Agent-General, Sir F Dillon BELL, in reference to the disaster to the emigrant ship Oxford.

The Government have received information that the British Queen, which left London on the 24th ult, has 250 emigrants on board for Wellington and Centerbury.
Hokitika-Tuesday In the Supreme Court today, the first indictment was tried against WYLDE, late Town Clerk of Kumara. Eight witnesses were examined. Mr PERKINS, Crown Prosecutor
Mr HARPER for the Crown.
Messrs GUINESS and PURKISS for the prisoner.

Canterburty District
Supreme Court held today.
Charles TOMS, alaias GUARD, was sentenced to two years imprisonment on each charge.
Richard CALDWELL, William COLLIER, Alexander BRUCE, acquitted on the charge of larceny.
Sarah BAYLISS, for sly grogging selling, fined 10 pounds and costs.

Edward SHAW, of Wellington, has been retained to defend those charged with illicit distilling at Palmerston North, and leaves for that district tonight.

Resident Magistrate's Court, Alfred WADEFORD, landlord of the Bank Hotel, charged with Sunday trading and fined 40s and costs.

Port Chalmers Accident happened to the barque Monarch when she was in tow of a Dunedin tug and in charge of a pilot. Captain DUNSFORD and Mr MACKAY, marine surveyors, held a preliminary survey today, and probably she will be discharged before being docked.

Dunedin-Tuesday At the Supreme Court today George W MINTER was acquitted of the chargeof embezzlement from the New Zealand Insurance Company. There was some applause, and one who was taking part in it was severely reprimanded by the Judge.

Mr HISLOP presented a portrait of Dr CHAMBERS to the City Council.

A man named Robert FARMER was charged at the Police Court today with uttering a counterfeit 5 pound note. He had been warned that is was a counterfeit by Mr WALTER of hter Occidental Hotel, but still afterwards gave it to Mc FARLANE Bros for groceries. He was remanded and bail refused.

Two men named Peter MURRAY and JAMIESON were drowned at Alexandra South today by the swamping of a boat. The were employed on a goldmining dredge.

During the passage of the Waihora from Greenock to Melbourne, Copeland JACOB, a second class passenger, died of consumption. Alexander Mc DONALD, assistant steward, was missed on the 11th March, and could not be found. He had previously suffering from debility, and it is supposed that he either jumped or fell overboard some time during the previous night.

At the inquest on the body of the boy WAIN, the medical evidence showed that death was caused by tuberculosis. The jury at first bought in the verdict that death was caused by the disease above mentioned, accelerated and induced by ill treatment and neglect on the part of the father and stepmother; but the coroner pointed out that this was equivelent to a verdict of murder. The jury then reconsidered their verdict, and eventually found that the child died from natural causes, adding a rider that he had been subjected to gross brutality and ill treatment.

HBH April 5 1883

Marriage BROWNE-HAMILTON At Napier, on March 17th, by the Rev J CAMPBELL, Robert Grant BROWNE to Barbara HAMILTON, both of Scotland.

HBH April 5 1883

Kumara-Wednesday There was a great fire here last night. It broke out in Mrs COOPER's fruit shop, occupied by a Mrs Robt BROWN. Spread from ADAMSON'S baker shop to WOOD's bakery. All the buildings ere completely destroyed.

They omclude ADAMSON's Bakery,
Mrs BROWN's Fruit Shop
HARRISON's Hibernian Hotel
Offices of NICHOLSON-Commission agent
Shop of SPERS-bookseller
Masonic Hotel
WOOD's Bakery is still standing at the back is still standing, but the shop was pulled down to prevent the fire extending to the Shamrock Hotel.

Hokitika-Wednesday In the Supreme Court today the case against James WYLDE, late Town Clerk of Kumara was concluded. Jury found him guilty of larceny of three contractor's depositis, but recommended him to mercy on account of the loose way the Corporation books were kept.

Local Resident Magistrate's Court before Mr E PATTEN, J.P.
John Sherpherd STOWELL charged on the information of Constable FORSTER with being illegally on the premises of Robert HOLT, Hastings Street Napier-sentenced to 24 hours hard labor.

Henry STEPHENSON fined 5s for drunkenness.

Waipawa Magistrate's Court
Before Captain PREECE.


Crown Lands sale today realised considerably over 5000 pounds.

Malicious injury to the property of Mrs ROBERTSONOhinemutu -SENTENCED TO THREE MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT.

Meeting of Edward BINNEY's creditors held today the debor assaulted the prosecuting creditor's solicitor, Mr BRASSEY, for some bantering remarks he made.

Local At a meeting of the Havelock Licensing Committee on Wednesday Mr Thomas GILPIN was elected Chairman

Six large apples, the biggest weighting 1 lb 10oz, on a tree two years old, is not bad. Mr LASCELLES has the tree in his garden, and the largest apple is placed in the window of Messrs HARDY and SIDEY. Apples are known as the"Emperor Alexander."

A cricket match will be played at Hastings on Saturday between the Hawke's Bay County C.C. and the Petane C C.

Waipawa R M Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE R.M.

Frank SHANNON-charged with illegally being on the premises of Dr MIRBACH and also charged with assaulting and beating him. The prisoner was discharge on first count, and fined 5s on 2nd with a caution.

George ALLISON, alias "Cockney George," was charged with bestialaity. Case was heard with closed doors, evidence been given as to the commission of the alleged offence,
the prisoner was committed for trial at the next sittings of the Supreme Court in Napier.
Messrs DINWIDDIE, WALKER, and Co, have just published a large lithograpahic map of the County of Hawke's Bay in eight colours. This is the first of three, the others, which relate to Waipawa and Wairoa Counties, being now in the process of printing.

Bits around the districts.

The German Warship Carola has arrived from Sydney and was saluted by a battery of 21 guns and three cheers.

A sawmill at Manaia, Coromandel, has been destroyed by fire.

Messrs BLACKETT and JOHNSTON, of the Marine Department, have chosen a site on the Kaipara North Spithead marine graveyard as the most suitable site for a lighthouse.

The remains of Constable DURNETT are being sent in a lead coffin by the Taiaroa to Port Chalmers, where his relatives reside.

Zealandia reports that the City of Sydney, when three days out from Auckland, met with a terrific gale, during which one of the seaman was washed overboard, and also some of the live stock.

William MORRIS, aged 66, was found dead in Shortland Street under the verandah of the Provincial Boarding house early this morning. He had just been released from Gaol.

New Plymouth John RIGBY, a constable in the Armed Constabulary force, left the White Cliff camp yesterday morning to assist Joshua JONES and party with their horses. He was not seen after rounding the point.

HBH April 6th 1883

Hokitika, Thursday. The Ross No 2 Goldmining Company has been successfully floated. There were only 20,000 shares to allot, and over 30,000 were applied for.

Christchurch Mr Jno INGLIS was re elected today Chairman of the Board of Education.

Dunedin- Major ATKINSON has been asked to visit Lawrence and deliver an address there.

The Waste Lands Board today carried the resolution proposed by Mr STOUT to the alleged "Dummyism" question, to the effect that Mr CARGILL, who acted as agent for several purchasers, should be asked certain questions.

A fatal accident on Tuesday afternoon at the Deep Stream section of the Otago railway.
While removing a large mass of rock projecting over the river, it gave way and a man named Edward JOYCE fell over one hundred feet down into the river and was drowned. William WILLIAMS, the foreman, slipped a great distance, and was found lying on a bank close to the water, his right arm being broken in two places, two ribs fractured, his collarbone dislocated, and further seriously cut about the face and body. A man named WRIGHT, managed to get his fingers into a cleft in the rock,, and hung so 150 feet above the
water until a rope was thrown to him, and he was rescued. At the inquest yesterday on the body of JOYCE a verdict of accidental death was returned. The deceased leaves a very large family, and the other man who is so seriously injured is similarly circumstanced in this respect.

Local Shortly before 12 o'clock last night the bell at the district school rang out an alarm, which was quickley followed by the bell at the brigade station.

The localaity of the fire was up the Milton road where there is no water available.

Messrs GILBERD and MORLEY and Constable CARGILL, however proceeded to the place, which was one of Mr BOWES' cottages, occupied by Mr MOSSMAN.

The origin of the fire is a mystery as Mr MOSSMAN had not lit a fire in the place for the last day to two, as his wife being away he has been boarding out. He thinks that the cause of the fire must have been rats gnawing matches, some of which were in the place where the fire broke out. The house is insured in the Union Office.

Bits and pieces

From our own Correspondent Taupo Thursday.

This place has been full of visitors from the Australasian colonies, including the Hon Mr BROMLY (the celebrated lecturer). Bishop SELWYN, and Father Michael also arrived from Ohinemutu, en route for Napier, the latter of whom had held divine service in the Town Hall last night. Major TISDALE, Audit Inspector, is also here.

Per United Press Association Auckland Thursday. The German Warship CAROLA has returned to Auckland, and so there will be three men of war in port-the Hyaene, the Carola, and
H M S Diamond/

Augusta BANNESTER was committed for trial today on charges of arson and larceny at Kawakawa..

Forty natives are on a road party making the Raglan-Kawhia-road.

Fears are entertained for the safety of the schooner Clarinda, from Greymouth to Manakau, now 28 days out.
New Plymouth- An alarm of fire was given last night. when a room in a house at Devenport was found to be in flames, which were at once quenched. On examination this morning the paper of the room was found to be saturated with kerosene, as circumstances were suspicious, J G DANIELS, the tenant, was arrested on a charge of incendiarism.

Wellington The GEAR Meat Companay have two communications from London correspondents informing them that a Mr CHAMBERS has perfected a process by which meat can be frozem and delivered in London at about half the present cost.

The Supreme Court Criminal Sittings were concluded today.
William FOREMAN, formerly Captain of the schooner Julius Vogel, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment on the charge of forging a receipt, and to two years for embezzlement, the sentences to run concurrently.

Kumara-Thursday The insurances on the late fire are as follows:-
NICHOLSON-Commission Agent
All above at the Imperial Office-insured.

A policy of 200 pounds in the New Zealand office on the Masonic Hotel,, owned by Mr S J POLLOCK, had run out three days previous to the fire.
HBH April 7 1883

Marriages Mc COUBRIE-SCULL:IN At Havelock, on April 4, by the Rev W NICOL, Thomas, fourth son of the late Mr James Mc COUBRIE, of Dremaghlish, Co. Down, Ireland, to Margaret Ann, eldest daughter of the late Mr David SCULLIN, of Ballyscullin, C, Derry, Ireland.

Mc CLEARY-HALLIBURTON At St Paul's Church, Napier, on April 6, by the Rev David SIDEY, James Mc CLAERY, of Waipukurau, to Maggie, second daughter of the late James HALLIBURTON, of Warroch, Kinross, Scotland. ***Please note spelling of Mc CLEARy/Mc CLAERY. Typed as written.

The jury today returned a verdict of guilty against MAHUKI and his followers for assault on Mr AUBIB, storekeeper, and acquitted them on the charge of riot at Alexandra. The other charges were withdrawn by the Crown Prosecutor. MAHUKI and Tini HAMILTON were sentenced to twelve months imprisonment with hard labor, Pu PUTAHI and NGAWAARO to nin month's, and all the rest to six months. MAHUKI said that the sentence was just, but that God and Te WHITI had power to save him.
Local The celebrated lectuer, the Hon C H BROMBY, will lecture at Napier in the early part, we believe, of next week.

Mr GODDARD, of Havelock, has just sent more samples of late peaches to Mr PREBBLE'S. It is to be regretted that owing to the caterpillars attacking the fruit at its junction with the branches, the peaches had to be picked before they were fully ripe. One of the varieties has been raised by Mr GODDARD, and he has named it GODDARD's Seedling. The other varieties are the Late SALWAY, Comet, and REMUERA Beauty.

Following nominations were made at the Scinde Lodge of Freemasons, Irish Constitution, on Thursday evening.
Worshipful Master-Bro R BROOKING;
Senior Warden-Bro J JOHNSTONE
Junior Warden-Bro C D KENNEDY
Senior Deacon-Bro R A D MOWBRAY
Secretary- P.M. Bros. A KENNEDY
Treasurer P M., Bro. R PRICE.

New Plymouth-Friday

M S DANIELS was charged this morning at the Police Court with setting fire to his house on Wednesday night at Davenport. Mr PARDY asked the Bench not to allow the accused bail.

Palmerston North-Friday The illicit still cases were continue this morning. J JESSOP and Richard PECK convicted and fined 100 pounds each, or in default six month's imprisonment.

CHARLES and George PECK- charges dismissed on the contention of Mr SHAW that the evidence of the informer BARNES being uncorroborated, it could not be received to convict the defendants, he being an accomplice.

The Bench decided to take charges against FLYGER and MALCOLM separately-charges dismissed.

Hokitika Friday. In the Supreme Court last night FERGUSSON and DUNLOP were acquitted of the charge of cattle stealing. This morning the charge against James WYLDE was heard and resulted in a verdict of not guilty of embezzlement. Tomorrow other charges against him will be heard.

Christchurch-Friday The Selwyn election results in the return of Mr LEE 258; RICHARDSON 220;Mc LACHLAN 140.

The first consignment of silk worm grain from Canterbury goes tomorrow to Europe from Mr FEDERLI by the British King. It is hoped that it is the beginning of an important export.

Timaru-Friday Mr Jas SCOTT- the present Master was one of 22 aplications for the post of head-master. He was reappointed at the meeting of the Oamaru public schools committee.

A four roomed cottage in Ruselll square was burnt down this afternoon. It was owned by Mr BROWN and was insured. The fire took place during the absence of the father and mother, only the children being in the house. The insurance on the building 100 pounds in the Victoria Office.

Dunedin-Friday At the Police Court yesterday William SIMMONS was charged with doing ther "match box trick."
HBH April 8 1883


The supposed diamonds found in Aalford Forest, when tested by C E BUTTON, melted with the oxygen blow pipe. Mr JACOBSEN says two thirds of the stoneshe kept stood the hydrafluoric acid test.

A a meeting held this evening it was resoltved to form a company of 100 shares of 1 pound each to pay the expenses of sending diamonds to be tested by the best authorities in Europe. Mr A O KELSEY takes them Home.
HBH April 9 1883

Local A concert of sacred music will be given by the choir of the Trinity Wesleyan Church tomorrow eveining in celebration of the anniversary of the Church. A number of addresses will be delivered during the evening by several gentlemen, among them whom is the Ben Archdeacon MAUNSELL.

The Board of Reviewers for Waipawa County- Sitting on Friday at 11 a.m.

Reductions were obtained by objectors in the following cases:-

E W KNOWLES, section at Woodville.
The Napier Municipality, 2000 acres at Woodville.
Mr HOLDER, set down as owner of several sections at Woodville, objected that he was not the owner, and his name was struck out in all cases.
Mr SAXBY- for the Rev J C ANDREWS, objected to the valuation per acre for the Oero Run.
Mr LAWRENCE (member of the Board of Reviewers) objected to the value of his run at Patangata.
Mr J COLLINS- acres at Kaikora, obtained a reduction of 5 pound 10s per acre.

Otago There was a gathering of old identidies in Otago the other day. All the guests came to Otago in the ship Robert Henderson 25 years ago.

Although the gathering was organised by Mr George MITCHELL on very short notice, the invitation was readily accepted by settlers in all parts of the province; and out of the 312 original passengers, close upon 100 were present. The first part of the programme consisted of a substantial dinner. Mr Peter ROBERTSON (of Lawrence) acted as Chairman,
and Mr Peter Mc GREGOR as vice-chairman.

Woodvile Constable Motley has been appointed clerk to the licensing committee at Woodville, vice Sergeant O'MALLEY.

Sergeant O'MALLEY also appointed Clerk of the Court.
Sale this day.

GLENLYON estate-Kereru district; also section in Milton road with four-roomed cottage upon.

Mr Alexander BROWNE- a competent book keeper wants a situation.

Chairman, Mr Josh SIGLEY, Gladstone Road Gisborne, of the Gisborne Library Company require to borrow 66 pounds for ten years, at 10 percent p.a.

HBH April 9 1883
Telegraphic Wellington.

Supremem Court Sitting

MAIDMENT v MAIDMENT-divorce and matrimonia, causes jurisdiction. Charles MAIDMENT petitioner, of Wellington, contractor, sues for dissolution of marriage on the ground's of the repondent's alleged adultery with the co-respondent, Samuel ROWE, of the Hutt, settler. The parties were married at Wairau, in the Marlborough district on the 16 July 1859, the wife's name being Hannah PICKERING. Since the marriage petitioner and his wife lived together at Wairau, and subsequently at the Hutt, and there have been issue of ten children, the eldest of whom is married to a resident in Palmerston North. The petitioner alleges that on or about the 13th June 1881, and on other occasions since that date, and on the 28th March last, the respondent committed adultery with the co-respondent at the Hutt, wherefore the petitioner prays for a decree granting the annulment of his marriage, and further seeks that the co-respondent may be ordered to pay the sum of 1000 pounds by way of damages, together with the whole of the costs incidental to the proceedings.

REEFTON-Sunday It is rumoured here that Mr Edward SHAW has determined to retire from the Inangahua contest, and that Mr Eugene O' Conor, of Westport, has beem requisitioned to stand.

Christchurch-Saturday A marble clock and an illuminated address were presented to Mr WESTON by the officers of the Addington Geol on the occasion of his promotion to the governship of the auckland gaol.

At the R.M. Court today a woman named Elizabeth JOHNSTON was committed for trial for robbing George MITCHELL of 11 pounds in a house of ill-fame on March 30th.

Mr G W H LEE, and old colonist and owner of Emir BEY and other racehorses, died suddently at Oxford today.

HBH April 10 1883

Local Mr T J RYAN will sell on Friday afternoon at his mart the library and other effects of the late R B SIME.

Mr Jesse BROOKS, late of Christchurch, has commenced business in Napier.

Auckland-bits\\A somewhat peculiar religious diffulty occurred recently at Auckland:- A man named Joseph WORMS, recently died in the local hospital. WORMS was a Jew by birth and creed, but his conduct of late years ( says the Auckland Herald) had been a source of annoyance to his co-religionists. While in the hospital in his last sickness, he seems in some way or other to have sent for Father DOWNEY, and that clergyman, after certain preliminaries had been sastisfactorily settled, baptized WORMS into the Roman Catholic faith. This came to the ears of the Jewish Rabbi, the Rev Mr GOLSTEIN, and an altercation ensued between the Rabbi and the priest. The upshot of it was, that when WORMS died the Jews claimed the body of the deceased, and WORMS was buried as a Jew and with Jewish rites.

HBH April 10 1883

Taupo-Monday The Maori King and the remainder of his party left here at 10 o'clock. TAWHIAO travels via Ornanui, ATEAMURI, and Te WATOTU, and from thence into Waikato.

On Saturday night a ball was got up in honor of the Kings' visit to Taupo, but he could not appear at the festivities.

TOpia TIROA came with TAWHIAO, and has left for Tokano.

Wellington-Monday Per Press Association.

A quantity of wreckage has been picked up in a bay near TERAWHITI. It comprises a life buoy with "Hannah, Barratt, Wellington," painted on it, part of a boat's fittings, two oars, and what appears to be remains of a hatch. The schooner left here in ballast on Monday last for Picton to load timber, and as no word has arrived of her destination it is feared that the little
vessel has met with some disaster, as some very severe southerly weather was experienced shortly after her leaving this port. The Hannah Barratt is a topsaild schooner of 57 tons, and is owned and commanded by Captain Frederick RENNER. Here crew were:-

Captain EDIE, of the Wanaka reported, on arrival here from Lyttelton on last Wednesday, that on Tuesday night he passed a large floating object which resembled either the back of a whale or a small vessel bottom upwards, but it was too dark to say positively.

Later The schooner which is reported as missing is insured in the Victoria office for 500 pounds.

Mr E SHAW left for Reefton this afternoon to open his electioneering campaign for the Inangahua sea.

New Plymouth. Monday. The following are the names paid in settlement of the recent races. W HATELY, RUSSELL, KEITH, POLLOCK, STANDISH, CHITTAM, Mc GEE, HARRISON, CHADWICK, WOODS, HOSKINS, HENDRY, WILLIAMSON.


John WARNE charged with attempting to smuggle tobacco and clothing on shore from H M S Diamond. Sentenced to one month's imprisonment.

At Cambridge in the native case E B WALKER pleaded guilty in the charge of forcible entry. The other defendants were discharged by Judge GILLIES as being servants under WALKER'S orders.

A charge of Perjury against WHATATU was withdrawn.

Daniel SCALLON has been re arrested at Waikato on the charge of perjury in connection with some recent sundry findings.

HBH April 11 1883


A case of very sudden death occurred at Patangata on Saturday night. George SANDERSON, a carter in the employment of Messrs CHEER and WARD, returned from his day's work with his team in apparent good health, and after stabling his horse partook of tea, Later in the evening when Mr WARD and his wife were preparing to go to rest for the night, SANDERSON, who lived in a whare a little distance from the house, came knocking the door. SANDERSON appeared to be in great pain and could barely articulate a requirement for water. Mr WARD took him inside and judged him to be so serious that he immediately brought him back to the house, and seated him on the sofa. Drink was offered to him, but he could neither drink nor speak, and in a few moments he died. Just before he expired he foamed a little at the mouth, the foam being discoloured with blood.

An inquest was held at the house of J COLLINS, Patangata, when the foregoing facts were elicited, and the jury returned a verdict of "death from natural causes heart disease."

There was quite a scene at the Resident Magistrate Court during the hearing of WALLACE V HARKER. While the defence was under cross examination Mr Mc LEAN objected to a remark made by Mr LASCELLES who appeared for the plaintiff .......more

Local A general meeting of the Racing Club was held yesterday. The special business to consider a letter from F J MURTAGH, asking the club to remove the disqualification under which he laboured. The request was granted.

Mr Charles D IRVINE, one of the competitors for the bonus offered by the Napier Harbor Board, has had his design lithographed.

The annual meeting of the Trinity Wesleyan Church was held last evening. The Rev J J LEWIS occupied the chair. The annual balance sheet having been read, addresses were delivered by Archdeacon MAUNSELL, the Rev T F JONES, and the Rev E O PERRY.

A district Master is wanted for the Meanee district school.

Dr MATTHEWS has been appointed surgeon to Court Captain Cook, A O F.

Mr Henry LASCELLES, land agent, Napier, has for sale 8 acres and 1.nd at Meanee.

The loser of a white and red bitch can recover the animal by paying expenses to Mr John LAURONSON.

The name of Mr J SPRY is added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses.

A valedictory meeting will be held in the Port Presbyterian Church tomorrow evening, on the occasion of Mr David D RODGER leaving the district.

Supreme Court in bankruptcy- application by Angus Mc KAY for order of discharge. 12.

First meeting of creditors of John O'SHANNASSY, Court House, 2.

Local At the Synod last night, the Rev Mr JORDON raised a hearty laugh, in which he joined most merrily, by a genuine "bull." He said he had in his church "many dissenters who were members of the Church of England," and when the laugh subsided added, "The Synod must remember that I'm an Irishman, and privileged accordingly."

A shark measuring fully 12ft in length was captured yesterday in the outer harbor at the Spit by Captain QUINLAN, of the Sir Donald.

A coloured man was arrested at Farndon last evening by Constable PICKERING, on the charge of attempting to stab Mr J P SMITH, landlord of the Farndon Hotel

At the Resident Magistrate's Court- Henry HUDSON charged with vagrancy.

The weekly meeting of the Clive Square Mutual Improvement Association was held last night. Mr DIDDAMS was elected Treasurer, Mr D W JACK having left Napier/ In the debate Mr R RUSH opened and Mr O ALPERS took up the subject and championed the drinkers.

Miss Jenny LEE will make her first appearance at the Theatre Royal in the character of "Joe."

Dunedin. GALLAGHER (an American,) one of the men arrested on the charge of possession of dynamite, was remanded until Thursday, has appealed to the Hon Russell LOWELL, the American Minister, for the protection of the United States.

House of Commons In the House of Commons last night Mr Alexander Brogden M P for Wednesbury, gave notice of a resolution regarding the native question in New Zealand, and especially the treatment of Te WHITU.

Telegraphic-Per Press Association New Plymouth, Wednesday The natives are mustering in large numbers at Parihaka, evidently for the purpose of holding a meeting.

HBH April 13 1883

Local Mr Percy MARTIN left today for Napier with Mischeif and his two recent purchases-Radames and the colt by King of clubs out of En Evant.

Timaru Thursday. Mr John ROBERTSON, chief officer of the ship Margaret Galbraith, was today knocked by a sling used in hoisting coals from the ship's bulwarks into a lighter, and had one of his legs badly smashed.

A farmer named James Mc INTYRE fell dead in a hotel at Pleasant Point yesterday. A verdict of death from natural causes was returned at the inquest.

Oamaru, Thursday.

A fire occurred at Kurow on Tuesday last, by which the stables of Mr W M GODDARD, coach proprietor were burnt to the ground.

HBH April 13 1883 Theatre

Theatre Royal Advertisement No 346 Inserted by Mr S GENESE Business Manager for Miss LEE
Lessee Mr A T DUNNING Manager Mr J P BURNETT Business Manager Mr R A UNDERWOOD Advance Agent Mr Buchan HEPBURN Presented by Mr A T DUNNING
World renowned English Actress Miss Jennie LEE. Saturday next-April 14th 1883. Original scenery by celebrated English Artist Mr George GORDON.

Members of the Napier Football Club are requested to meeti in Clive square for practice tomorrow.

The appointment of the following postmasters in this district is gazetted:-
Matamau, A BIRNIE
Ormondville-J W DOUGLAS
Rissington- W WILLIAMS

The following teachers in the Hawke's Bau district are gazetted as having gained "partial success" in the January examinations for class E certificates:-
EVERS, Marie
WARD, Jenny Glanville
CORBIN, Annie Maria
FRAME, Annie
MORGAN, Margaret
REED, Florence, Marion.
All except the first two are too young to hold a full certificate.

A correspondent who recently visited Frasertown informs us that Mr H NAIRN has five acres in hops, and that the crop is a magnificent one. Two acres have been successfully picked, but owing to the scarcity of labour the remaining three acres have been allowed to ripen until the wind is blowing away the hops. This is a great pity, for it is just such experiences which disgust runholders like Mr NAIRN in engaging in agricultural experiments.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs E LYNDON and E PATTEN, J.P's, Thomas BADWIN, an Arabian, was charged with assaulting with a knife John P SMITH, landlord of the Farndon Hotel. Prisoner was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment with hard labor in the Napier gaol.

Messrs GILBERD and ANDERSON of the Taradale Nursery, call attention to their large, varied, and healthy nursery stock.

At Mr Thomas TANNER's Wai-o-Inanga station there are 350 Merinos ewes for sale

Sermons will be preached by the Rev P H CORNFORD and Rev E O PERRY at the United Methodist free Church Sunday School next Sunday.

Mr Robert PRICE-resignation from Napier Borough Council.

The name of Mr Robert PICKETT is added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses

F Battery Artillery Volunteers orders are inserted by Captain GARNER.
HBT April 14 1883

Marriage GORMAN-FERGUSON At Napier on the 12th April, by the Rev D SIDEY, Patrick GORMAN, of the Criterion Hotel, Napier, to Jane Bruce, relict of the late H FERGUSON

Local The Northern Trunk Railway The arrival of Mr G P WILLIAMS, a surveyor instructed by the Government to examine and report on "Ellman's line," from Napier to Taupo as a railway route.

Valedictory Meeting at the Spit Presbyterian Church last evening was largely attended. The Rev David SIDEY occupied the chair, and in explaining that the meeting was called to bid good-bye to Mr David D RODGER, regret was expressed at that gentleman's departure from the district. The Revs Messrs DOUGLAS, E O PERRY, and J J LEWIS also addressed the meeting. Mr RODGER had been called to the Hutt, and that his successor would be the Rev Mr DICK, who was now in the North of Auckland taking a holiday.

There is a probability of a woollen factory being started at Hastings shortly. An English manufacturer, with capital, has arrived in New Zealand with the express intention of starting a woollen factory in the North Island, and he is now travelling in search of the best site. He has visited Hastings, and he stated that, so far as he has seen, that township was the most suitable for his purpose, besides which he would acquire a site free. Mr TANNER having specially reserved a section for a woollen factory.

A general meeting of the Hawke's Bay Sailing Club was held at the Crown Hotel last evening, Major ROUTLEDGE is in the chair. Mr J NORTHEY was unanimously elected a member of the club.

Telegraphic Per United Press Association-Auckland.-Friday. Mr Richard LAISHLEY, solicitor, has been elected chairman of the Board of Education.

The residence of Mr FAGEN has been burnt down.
The Governor today, with Captain DALE of the H M S Diamond, and the members of the Harbor Board, visited the Sugar Company's works and the Calliope graving dock. The Hon Mr BRYCE, is still stuck up at Alexandra through floods.

Captain Ted. WRIGHT and Lieutenant Johnny BOWMAN, of the Salvation Army, opened a campaign tonight at the Temperance Hall.

Wanganui-Friday. Mr WATT, M H R, addressed his constituents tonight at the Princess Theatre, which was crowded, the Mayor presiding.

On the fourth page a Waipawa Correspondent's letter, a letter from Mr ELLISON on "The Athenaeum.

Mr R E Mac KAY, for some years past been in charge of the stores department at the Napier Railway station, has been transferred to Wellington. His successor, Mr HARRUP, has arrived.

The big shark that has been on exhibition at the rear of the Occidental Hotel has now been stuffed, and is being exhibited in the same place by Mr Edward GILLETT.

Yesterday Mr Oliver MOSEN, of Meanee, brought to our office a pumpkin of larger dimensions than any we have seen for some time. It measured 70 inches round its length, and 67 inches round the middle. The weight was 127 lb.

The second quarter of Mrs ANDREWS' ladies school commences on Monday next.

Notifications are inserted regarding the Road Board elections for the Oero, Puketapau, and Okawa districts.

Messrs MAGILL and CAMPBELL, drapers and clothiers, Emerson street, have opened up a large stock of goods just received.

It is notified that the lists of owners and occupiers of properties in the district of the Taradale Board of River Conservators may be seen at the Greenmeadows Hotel.

Tenders are invited by the Hawke's Bay County Council for the erection of two bridges on the Omahu-Patea road.

Telegraphic Taupo-Thursday

TAWHAIO and party have been detained at Oruanui through bad weather. The king returned to Taupo this morning. It has been raining heavily for the last week. The lake has risen three feet.

Wairoa-Thursday. Mr REES is doing well here on behalf of the New Zealand Native Lands Settlement Company.

Per United Press Association-Auckland Mr J C FIRTH celebrated the completion of his new concrete wheat granary by a banquet to his employees, the contractors and their workman. Has a storage capacity of 12,000 tons. The cost was 10,000 pounds.

Captain HARGRAVES of the steamer Coromandel, was thrown and had his leg broken some months ago and he has commenced an action to recover 500 pounds from the NZ Timber Company.

Dunedin0-Thursday. The man WILLIAMS, who was so seriously injured by the accident at the Deep Stream Section of the Otago, Central railway, died last Tuesday.

The man FARMER was committed for trial today for passing two counterfeit 5 pound notes and also the man SYMMES for swindling a person by means of the match box trick.

The man LONGFORD who shot himself last night still lives.

The primary school commissioners of Otago have proposed to try the leasing system, and have agreed that of a block of 20,000 acres in the Winton and Waikaia districts one-third should be leased on the perpetual system, one-third on deferred payment, and the remainder by cash sales. The land is said to be some of the finest agricultural land in Otago.

Clarendon Club Hotel T PEDDIE Proprietor Advertisement No 243
Makatoku Hotel Makatoku\David SMITH Proprietor Advert No 43
Albion Hotel Napier W SOCK New Owner Advert No 46
Tamaki Hotel Tahoraite Ownership change J F CRANE Proprietor Advert No 44
Kurapanga Hotel W F STEPHENS Proprietor Advert No 45
Criterion Family and Commercial Hotel Napier P GORMAN Proprietor Advert No 46

HBH April 16 1883

Auckland The Society of Arts exhibition is being largely attended, and is proving a great success.
The Auckland Lunatic Asylum has now 100 patients in excess of its proper accommodation.

Mr LAIASHLEY, the new Chairman of the Board of Education, has announced as his new platform that the Board and school committees shall rule and not the Board's officials.

Wellington-Sunday The yacht Diamond, while sailing down the harbor yesterday afternoon, was struck by a sudden squall and capsized. Those on board were Messrs SIMPSON and BISHOP, and a lad aged 10, the son of Mr HARRIS, proprietor of the New Zealand Times. All three were rescued, though young HARRIS, who was kept afloat by Mr SIMPSON, was insensible when taken on board a boat which put to their assistance. After careful treatment, however, he came to and is now quite well.

Christchurch-Sunday Last night Messrs CUNNINGHAM and KENT, mechanical engineers, successfully exhibited the electric light, all the machinery for which has been manufactured by them.

Dunedin-Sunday Inquest on the Dane named Henrich LONGFOOT, who shot himself on Wednesday was held yesterday. The widow after giving details of the occurrence, said she had been having some words with her husband about a young woman whom he kept company with and corresponded with.............................................more.
The jury returned a verdict to the effect that he had committed suicide while in a state of temporary insanity.

Messrs BANNER and LIDDLE will sell at their rooms on Wednesday the whole of the stock in trade of Mr Wiiliam OWLD, Hampden, who is giving up business.

Messrs BECKETT, HAMMOND and DICK will hold their annual horse fair at York Farm, near Marton, on the 26th inst.

Messrs John TATLOW & Son, solicitors, Dublin, advertise for the next of Kin of Thomas LYNAM, deceased. Particulars will be found in advertisement.

Tenders invited for falling and burning 200 acres of scrub at Arapawanui.

The Petane Road Board notify their intention to stop and take new roads as delineated and described on a plan deposited at VILLER's hotel.

Persons travelling with sheep through the APLEY run must give notice to Mr J SOMERVILLE, Hakowai, and Mr J S GIBLIN, Omatua.

A teacher is wanted for the Frasertown School.

Mr GORMAN, Criterion hotel, wants a light weight for a second horse, for a journey.

A notification is inserted respecting the Road Board election for the Heretauanga district.

April 16 Monday Evening
Three act Drama "JO." Adapted by Mr J P BURNETT from Charles Dickens' "Bleak House."


Local Advertisement No 330 M MARONEY-Waipawa.

Five thousand tons of Kauri gum, valued at 258, 961 pounds, were exported from Auckland last year, according to the Herald.

Sir A MICHIE, while visiting Tauranga, told a deputation that a railway to the Hot Springs is of paramount importance to the district.

Mr KETTLEWELL, a junior partner in that great commercial undertaking the Orient line of steamships, is at present on a visit to Wanganui. We hope (adds the Wanganui Chronicle) he will come to the conclusion that his company cannot do better than go in for direct steam communication between New Zealand and the Home country.

Mr A W BROMFIELD, solicitor, formerly of Gisborne, has evidently been getting into trouble with the fair sex. A few days ago two ladies entered his office and soundly belaboured him, and in consequence Mr BROMFIELD laid an information charging them with an indictable offence. He subsequently withdrew the information in that form, and said he would probably institute one for common assault.

The Kaikoura (Marlborough) County Council is not a very extravagant body. The paper thinks that during the evening sitting it is rather infra dig, to see a couple of candles stuck in a tin candlestick and a bottle with a battle axe brand on the label.

Legal Notice Thomas LYNAM Deceased

Pursuant to the order of the High Court of Justice, Ireland, Chancery Division, made in the matter of the estate of Thomas LYNAM, deceased, and in an action where Henry LYNAM is plaintiff, and William EGAN and others are defendants.

The persons claiming to be next of kin, according to the Statues for the distribution of the estates of Number 84, Marlborough street, in the County of the city of Dublin, Royal Irish Constabulary Pensioner, deceased, who died in or about the month of July 1881;And in particular James LYNAM, brother of the said Thomas LYNAM, who left this country for India about the year 1855, and is supposed to have gone to New Zealand in or about the year 1866; Wednesday the 8th day of August, 1883, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, of the said chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims.

Dated this 5th day of February, 1883

John TATLOW and Son Solicitors for the Plaintiff 76 Lower Gardiner street Dublin

Public Notice 385

HBH April 17th 1883
Local Mr M R MILLER's lists of properties and stock for sale to be found on the fourth page.

Major BUTTS, the adjutant of this district, is now in Napier, and will inspect the Napier Rifles, and the F Battery of Artillery on Wednesday evening.

The anniversary of the Sunday school of the United Methodist Free Church, Carlyle street, will be celebrated this evening with a conversazione and anniversary tree.

Kaiapoi Magistrate's Court this morning in the case of the Waimakariri Harbor Board against C E DUDLEY-charged with embezzlement ...............more

A S GILCHRIST-charged with acting as a solicitor without being on the roll.
Mr STRINGER, prosecuted on behalf of the Law Society. Mr BEETHAM, R.M., reserved judment.

Among the passengers by the Himalaya which arrived from London today there are 18 Jewish refugees from Russia, sent out by the Mansion House fund. Six are for Otago, six for Canterbury, and six for Wellington.

Timaru, Monday Major ATKINSON addressed a crowded meeting in the Theatre Royal this evening. He spoke for an hour and a half on pauperism.

Oamaru-Monday Major ATKINSON, after a visit to several of the public institutions of the town left for Timaru today.

Ernest ARTNEY, a Frenchman, who was found parading the street with an axe last night, was arrested and lodged in the lock up. He turned out to be a lunatic recently escaped from the Dunedin asylum.

Wanganui-Monday Denis COLEMAN, a seaman on board the Huia, was severely injured in the hip and groin today by a rope breaking and four sacks of wheat falling on him in the hold. He was removed to hospital.

The Hon C H BROMBY lectured in the Theatre tonight on the "English in Ireland" to a crowded house.

Wellington-Monday A small case, which has been identified as part of the cabin furniture of the schooner Hannah Barratt, has been picked up near Sinclair Head. Other Wreckage which is believed to have belonged to her, has also been washed ashore. There is no doubt that she has been lost along with her crew.

Nelson-Monday Francis James HODGSON, who was formerly teller at the Nelson branch of the National Bank, was charged at the Police Court today with the larceny of 500 sovereigns belonging to the bank. Mr BLACK, the Manager, stated that the money was missing in 1881, but there was no proof until October last, when the accused admitted .................more

**note spelling-typed as written
A fatal accident occurred at Hope today. A farmer named FANZELON was assisting to break in a young horse. A man had the animal fast by a rope placed round a post. Mr FENZELON struck the horse from behind, and the animal at once kicked out striking Mr FANZELON in the abdomen so severely that he died in a few minutes. The deceased leaves a widow and several children.

Christurch-Monday JACOBSEN's party of diamond prospectors returned from Alford Forcat ......more

Death DONNELLY-At Crissoge, on April 16, Henry Prior, only son of G.P. and Airini DONNELLY, aged 3 months.

Local Tenders invited by W H SMALL, Kaikora, for ploughing 150 acres flat land.

In consequence of the flooded rivers and bad roads, the Kuripapanga coach will be discontinued until further notice.

A general meeting of the Taradale Ploughing Match Society will be held tomorrow evening at the Greenmeadows Hotel.

Debts due to Messrs COMBS and Co, must be paid at once to Mr W CATO. The New Zealand Clothing Factory, Hastings street, Napier, are opening up spcialties in colonial and importing rugs.

The name of Mr Alfred GIBLIN is added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses.

Bits and Pieces Taupo-Monday

Dr HECTOR, and Mr BOLD, Inspector of telegraphs, left here this morning for Waikato.

Dr HECTOR has left instructions with Mr LOFLEY to send to the Government Laboratory, Wellington, six of the different hot springs' waters from Taupo to be analysed.

Two thousand sheep arrived here this morning en route for Cambridge. They are from the property of Mr John NAIRN's station, Pourere, Hawke's Bay.

Per United Press Association Alexandra-Monday.

The Hon Mr BRYCE and party left here this morning for Taranga, through the King country. Te WETER with his escort of Ngatimaniopotos, will join him at Te Uira, which is about the end of the first day's journey.

Auckland-Monday The flagstaff at Albert Park was struck by lightening.

Larrikins threw gravel through the windows for two hours at the Salvation Army meeting yesterday night. Captain WRIGHT found one of the youths endeavouring to kick open a door, and called for a constable.

It is reported from Alexandra that TAONUI, a powerful Ngatimaniopoto chief is unfavourable to Mr BRYCE's journey through the King country.

Honi Te RANGIANUI has issued a menifesto denouncing WAHANUI as a sheep in wolf's clothing.

Mr Thomas BARNETT was thrown from his buggy today at Newmarket, and was seriously hurt. The horse was frightened by an approaching train.

Captain WRIGHT, of the Salvation Army, announces that the divisional headquarters for the colony will be formed either at Auckland or Dunedin, and twenty stations will be formed at the centres of population and elsewhere.

Mr R C BARSTOW, Commissioner, is holding a fresh enquiry into the charges made by the girl WITHERALL against HOGARTH, master of the Kohimarama Industrial School.

John MOORE, a printer is reported missing from the cutter Lancashire Lass at Whangamata. He is believed to be drowned. He left Sainsbury's Hotel with his mate PERRY to return to the cutter and was never seen again. A constable has been despatched to enquire into the circumstances.

HBH April 18 1883

Greymouth-Tuesday At the R M Court today, Thos EAST sued Sergt-Major O'GRADY for the value of a silver watch and gold chain alleged by EAST to have been made a present to him by Wm WALLIS about an hour before he committed suicide............................more


Albion Hotel Napier-W STOCK N E BEAMISH Okawa, MILLER & POTTS-Napier Advertisement No 104 2-tooth Merino ewes

M R MILLER Advert. No 106 Team of Bullocks for Sale

Mrs TRESTRAIL-Waipukurau F ALGAR-Clive BANNER & LIDDLE Agents for Hawke's Bay Advert No 142

The Mutual Fire & Marine Insurance Co of N Z Head Office-Auckland Local Board of Advice John Helier VAUTIER Esqq., Marchant and Shipowner John CLOSE Esq., (Messrs NEAL & CLOSE). Henry WILLIAMS Esq., Iron Merchant Peter DINWIDDIE Esq (Messrs DINWIDDIE, WALKER & Co). Country Agents J R MARTIN-Clive T A HAYES-Hastings J BRITTEN-Taradale J MERRYLEES and -KaikoraCo J W THOMSON-Norsewood G GILBERT-Woodville PALMER and CRIPPS-Porangahau Davidson, Irvine & Co., Agents-Station Street Advert No 143

Victotria Insurance Co Est 1849 Re-constructed 1879 Capital-One Million Dolars Fire Marine and Fidelity Guarantee Risks. Sub Agents Waipawa-Mr E BIBBY Waipukurau-Mr J L STERRY Hastings-Mr G R GRANT Havelock- ditto Wairoa-Mr G FRASER BROOKING and DOBSON-Agent for Hawke's Bay Advert. No 147

J S WELSMAN-Hastings Street Advert No 25

George T CROSS
Accountant in Bankruptcy and Agent for LEVIN and Co, General Merchants, Wellington J and T MEEK, Millers and Grain, Merchants, Oamaru
GUTHRIDGE, POWE & Co, Wholesale Saddlers, Melbourne
G S CURTIS-Wool and Produce Broker, Rockhampton.
Advert No 182

Mr C H STEWARD Violinist and Piano Tunist Temperance Hotel Napier Advert No 116

Fred W WILLIAMS Port Ahuriri, October 17th, 1882. Erected large Wool Stores adjoining the Railway Station, at the Spit. Advert No 117

R KERR Meanee Road Four roomed House with five acres of land to let Near Mission Station. Advert No 96

WHEELER and HALL Havelock Horse-breakers Advert No 156
Local Report of the meeting of the Education Board held yesterday is on the fourth page.
The nomination of the candidates for the Clive road Board election must be made by the 27th inst, instead of 20th as previously advertised..

Mr R BARROWS has just imported direct from Messrs PENFOLD and Co, Grange vineyards, south Australia, a quantity of the well known vines of that firm.

The weekly meeting of the Clive square Mutual Improvement Association was held last night. The evening was devoted to a reading of essays-one by Mr F W WAKE on the "Nationalisation of the land," and another by Mr Le PETIT on "Energy."

Messrs Mc EWAN and MURRAY, Hastings, notify that in consequences of dissolution of partnership they will hold a clearing sale for two weeks only.

Mr J HERON, Carlyle Street, has for sale three horses broken to single and double harness.

It is notified that the road between the Meanee bridge, and the racecourse, on the Meanee-Taradale road, is unsafe for traffic.

A retriever dog has been lost by HOPKINSON's stable, Hastings.
Timaru-Tuesday Four stacks of wheat, the property of John SMITH, were totallay destroyed by fire at Kingsdown this morning. There is no clue as to the cause of the fire.

Dunedin Mr Julian THOMAS, who is well known in Australia under the nom de plume of "The Vagabond" arrived in Dunedin this morning in the Te Anau.

"Captain POLLARD" of the Salvation Army, has gone North to organise detachments. He claims 150 converts there.

The Hobart Mercury contains a letter from Philip and William YOUNG, who were the Tasmanian Purchasers referred to in connection with the recent dummyism reports. He complains indignantly, complaining of the way, the Land Board and the Otago newspapers have treated them.

The Anniversary of the United Methodist Free Church Sunday-school was celebrated last evening by a conversazione and anniversary tree in the school-room. Mr GRIFFEN read a statement regarding the position of the school. Brief addresses were delivered by the Revs E O PERRY, J J LEWIS, and P H CORNFORD.

The Rev D SIDEY has intimated to the managers of St Paul's Church his wish to resign the pastoral charge of the church/ For some months past Mr SIDEY's health has been so bad that he has difficulties with fulfilling his duties.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday. Before Captain PREECE R.M., the following civil cases were disposed of.


Sales Grocery-stock in trade of W OWLD, Hamapden

Tenders close with Wairoa County Council for sundry works
HBH April 19 1883

Auckland Mr CASTELL, and old settler of Auckland died today. He left about 135,000 pounds. He only made the will two nights before his death tosix charities. Endeavors will be made to get the legacy duty of over 10,000 pounds revoked, as the amounts are all going to charitable organisations.

The petty Officers of H M S Diamond entertained the petty officers of the German warship Carola at dinner yesternight.
Local Mr J H COLEMAN notifies that any person found trespasssing on the Longlands estate will be prosecuted.

A notification is inserted respecting the Road Board election for the Norsewood district.

The name of Mr W O TAYLOR is added to the list of people for a shooting license.

Wairoa-Wednesday The following tenders have been accepted by the County Council.
Mangatawa bridge-J STEER
Mangatawa formation-INGRAM and KENT
Makapauna bridge- C LLOYD

New Plymouth There will be a banquet given on Mr BRYCE's arrival here from the King country by the Mayor.

Auckland The first meeting of the new coursing clubv took place at Papatoetoe today on the farm of Mr Mc LAUGHLAN. Dogs belonging to-Mr BUCKLAND, Mr ALLWELL, and Mr PERCIVAl took part.

HBH April 21 1883

Bridget and James MADDIGAN, aged respectively 7 & 5 years, were committed to the St Mary's Orphonage, Nelson, until they reach the age of fifteen years. These are two of the children of the late Luke MADDIGAN, who died recently leaving the widow in very destitute circumstances with three children to provide for; but that her sole means of earning a living being by washing and mangling, she was unable to take proper care of or provide for more than one child.
HBH April 21 1883

Local Mrs HARDING, Percy House, Tennyson Street, has vacancies for families or single gentlemen.

Mrs HADDOW has opened the Temperance Hotel-Hastings Street, adjoining Holt's Timber yard

Mr G STUBBS has a six roomed house in the Milton road to let.

Telegraphic Auckland Friday. Per United Press Association. The funeral of the late Edward COSTLEY who gave such munificent bequests to the public and charitable institutions in Auckland, took place today.

Mr Montagu SMITH, of Gisborne, has purchased the steeplechase mare Perfume for 16- pounds.

A married woman named DARNALL has been missing since Monday. She left a letter stating that her body would be found amongst the rocks.

Wellington-Friday The Hawea which arrived from North this morning brought down the Maori convict and ex prophet MAHUKI, and seven of his fellow ruffians who were sentenced to short terms of imprisonment for the brutal outrage on the Government surveyors for highway robbery, &c. They have been removed to Wellington gaol, where they will serve their time.

Christchurch-Friday Judge JOHNSTON, in Chambers today, dismissed with costs the summons against Duncan MACALLUM (Tambour-Major Company), to show why his bankruptcy should note be set aside.

Dunedin-Friday The hearing of the charge of manslaughter against Frederick and Margaret WAIN was continued at the city Court today. Besides the medical gentlemen who were called at the inquest, Drs ALEXANDER and COUGHTREE have been summoned to give evidence.

HBH April 23 1883

Local Waipawa Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday before Captain PREECE R M., Andrew ANTHONY was charged with drunkenness at the Spit on Friday evening, and was fined 5s and costs, or in default 48 hours with hard labor in the Napier gaol. Not having the amount required he "took out" the 48 hours with Mr MILLER.

Tenders invited for the formation of the last piece of railway line necessary to connect the present terminus with Tahoraite are invited, and we understand that the line is expected to be open to Tahoraite in about twelve months.

Mr S GRAHAM, Puketapau, has 200 sacks of Rye grass seed for sale

Mr E D TANNER notifies that poison is laid on the Riverslea and Endsleigh paddocks.

A challenge in the matter of dressing sheep in inserted by M CLARKE and J SULLIVAN of Tomoana

The names of Mr T POWDRELL, and Mr W J BIRCH, are added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses.

Messrs DOLBEL Bros, Springfield, have for sale 600 three quarter Lincoln ewes.

Tenders close with the Rev D SIDEY for the purchase of the Napier Girls' School with section.

Hokitika-Saturday A remarkable case which is to be heard shortly in Banco in Christchurch is exciting great attention and interest here. The plaintiffs are Mr SEDDON, M H R., and Mr H R RAE, County Clerk, and Mr Mc Lean Watt JACK, ex Mayor of Hokitika.

The defendants are:
NANCARROW, of Greymouth. The plaintiffs claim to be legally elected members of the Westland Board of Education by a majority of votes, and they pray the Court to oust the defendants on the ground that they are not properly returned. More................?

HBH April 24th 1883

Wellington "The case in fact, referred to the largest of the properties Mr MARTIN is supposed to have "jumped," about an the middle of Te Aro, and of admittedly large value, and the facts, as given in the Wellington papers were as follows:-

A Crown grant for the property was issued in 1854 for the section to the original purchaser, Thomas HODSON, a resident in England, who, however, had died three months before the grant was issued. He left a will dated December, 1853, devising his real and personal property under trust to Messrs TAYLOR, PORTER, and HOLLAND, for the benefit of his wife Mary and a sister named Mary HODSON, and a brother/ A legacy of 100 pounds per annum was left to the sister, and an income was afforded to the widow, to be paid as long as she lived, and on her death the estate was to be divided equally between the brother and sister. The trustees renounced, and shortly afterwards letters of administration were granted to the widow. A vesting order was made by the Court of Chancery, subsequently to the disclaimer, in favor of the two present plaintiffs, Messrs CLEGG and MITCHELLL, and a Mr Joseph SOUTAR, appointing them trustees in accordance with the Trustees Act of 1850. That was on the 17! th July 1857. Joseph SOUTAR died after the making of this order, and therefore the action was brought in the names of CLEGG and MITCHELL, as the surviving trustees. A lease was made of the property referred to by Mary HODSON, the widow of the testator, to the defendant, in the year 1960, the lease being for five years, and Mr MARTIN entered into possession, and during its currency paid rent to Mr John Howard WALLACE, an estate agent, who acted on behalf of Mary HODSON, the lessor.
After expiration of the lease Mr MARTIN still held the property, and still continued to do so..............................more

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Christopher ROSS-arrested for drunkenness Mary FISHER-charged with using obscene language at the Spit Elizabeth BURKE-assault case v John EDIE, case struck out as neither party showed J B HOLLIS-charged with ill treating a horse on the 10th instant-information of Sgt BURTENSHAW

Jane CARSWELL, Napier-applied for a protection order against her husband David CARSWELL, of Hastings. From evidence it appeared that husband never, or hardly ever, gave his wife any money whilst living with her, and since the 30th April, 1882, he had been away from her at Gisborne, and during that time he had never sent her any money. The Court granted the order, Mrs CARSWELL to have sole custody of the children. The husband's behaviour in Court was so extraordinary (evidently from drink) that his Worship ordered him to be removed.
HBH April 25 1883
Deaths METHERALL-At Hastings, on the 24th April, William Henry, eldest son of Edwin and Drusilla METHERILL, aged 3 years and 9 months.

WREN-On the 3rd April, at the Vicarage, Hamilton on Clyde, Tasmania, Ellen, wife of the Rev Joseph WREN, aged 26 years.

Nelson Thursday A fire broke out in the Thistle Inn, Bridge Street. The building was gutted, but the adjoining property was uninjured. The only occupants were the owner, Mr George ADAM, and his sister, who were awakened by the sound of burning wood, and had only just sufficient time to escape.

A trotting match between a horse belonging to Mr J KERR, and one belonging to Mr GRENVILLE came off this morning on the road between Richmond and Nelson, a distance of six miles, and was won by the former by about 50 yards. The stakes were 50 poun a side, and the time about 18 minutes.

Christchurch At the inquest today on the body of the lost boy MASON, found on the Port Hills on Sunday, a verdict of "Found dead" was returned.

Mr J H BAKER, chief surveyor conducted the first auction sale of pastoral Crown land in Canterbury under the deferred payment system

Bits and Pieces Invercargill. S S HAYNES-charged with arson by the Grand Jury who found true bills in all the cases laid before them with the exception of HAYNES-charged with arson.

John GARDINER-pleaded guilty to housebreaking at Otama.

John HINES-a young lad charged with uttering and forging a cheque at Wyndham, found guilty, and recommended to leniency by the jury, one month's imprisonment.

P BAYLEY-pleaded guilty to stealing from the pocket of a fellow worker in a harvest field.

Charles SULLLIVAN-charged with rape on a young girl of 13 years at Waimatuku, pleaded not guilty. His honor in passing sentence said that the prisoner had been convicted of the most brutal rape with which he has ever had to deal within his experience. Proof of the crime was clear and conclusive. Prisoner was sentenced to 13 years penal servitude, with 25 lashes with the cat on Monday next and 25 lashes a month afterwards. When the sentence was passed all the audience applauded. SULLIVAN gave his aged as 58. He said that he had been in an asylum in New York four years ago.

William CLEGG charged with an unnatural offence on the person of a Chinaman at Dame station was found guilty on the second count of indecent assault.
HBH April 27 1883

Death KNOCK-At Petane, on April 25, at Villers' Hotel, Elizabeth, the beloved daughter of Charles and Jane KNOCK, aged 20years and 9 months. The funeral will leave the residence of the deceased's father this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Local Mr W VILLERS notifies that anyone shooting on his property at Petane without permission will be prosecuted.

Mr W E WOODS has sold his business at Hastings to H O JOHNSON

A dwelling house, orchard, and garden at Totowhenua are to let. Applications to Mr T K NEWTON, Napier, or Mr W SMITH, Korokipo.

Notice of interest to the persons concerned inserted by Mrs PRESLING, Taradale.

Henry WILKINSON and another accept the challenge of SULLIVAN and CLARKE in the matter of dressing sheep.

The following names have taken out shooting licenses.
Messrs A Mc LEAN

HBH April 28th 1883

Local Resident Magistrate Court yesterday Captain PREECE gave judgment in the case of WALLACE v HARKER, a claim for 18 pounds for blue gum trees supplied to the Napier Hospital.

Mr J A REARDEN will open a night school at his academy in the Coote-road on the 7th May.

Messrs KNIGHT Bros Hastings are licensed dealers in arms and ammunition

The classes at the Ladies' College will assemble during the Winter months at 10am.

Mr N E BEAMISH notifies that persons trespassing on the Okawa estate with dog or gun will be prosecuted

Mr H HANNAH's bootshop in Hastings street was illuminated last night to show the immense variety of his stock

The following names are added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses:- Messrs H MONTEITH R P WILLIAMS J O EVETT R T WALKER Arthur KNIGHT C C MURRAY

HBH April 30 1883

YATES-GRENAWAY-On April 28, at St John's Church, by the Rev De Berdt's HOVELL, Henry Charles Leigh, eldest son of the late H L YATES, to Jane Eliza, second daughter of Mr J GREENAWAY, Wellington.

Local Mr Allan Mc LEAN of Napier, has purchased from the New Zealand Pedigree Stock Company a seven months' old brown filly by Musket, the price being 135 guineas

Letters of Naturalisation have been issued to Mads SATTRUP and Peter RASMUSSEN, both of Ashley-Clinton, Makaretu.

Some ripe strawberries grown in the open air in Napier by Mr WEST, were on Saturday displayed in Mr GILLETT's window.

Messrs J N WILLIAMS, C C MURRAY, J COLLLINGE, C DONEY, T ELLIS, are gazetted as trustees of the Hastings cemetary.
The directors of the Bank of New Zealand have determined to build at once on the section at Woodville recently bought by the bank, and tenders are called for the work.

The following gentleman have been appointed by the Governor as the Norsewood Licensing Committee:- John BRABAZON, Rechab HARDING, Herman Marius LUND, Christian Edward PETTERSEN, and Johan PETERSEN.

The Road Board Nominations for the Clive District have resulted in the return unopposed of Messrs J S HANDYSIDE and J H LOUGHNAN for the Tuki Tuki Ward, and of Messrs G MERRITT and J Mc GLASHAN for the Pakowhai Ward. For the Clive Ward the following have been nominated:- Messrs E CONROY, J B HOLLIS, A R W LASCELLES, E LEYLAND, J L Mc ILROY, W ORR, J STOTHART, and F SUTTON.

A man named William Mc HUGH, who stated that he had been working at Messrs WILDING and BULL'S sawmills, Waipukurau was last week charged before the Wellington Resident Magistrate with having no visible means of support. A publican named LUNNY...............................more?

Pulmonary consumption appears to be making increased ravages among the natives at Wairoa, says the Guardian. Every few days we hear of a death, the majority being from this fatal malady. A sister of Kerei Te OTA, or Te Hatepu, died about two o'clock on Monday of pulmonary consumption. She had been very ill for a week previous, but her case was beyond all medical skill. She was visited in the last moments by the Rev E REIGNIER, who arrived at the pah in time to administer the last rites for the dying prescribed by the Catholic Church. The good old man, now 72 years of age with praiseworthy energy walked all the way to Turiroa and back, nearly eighty? Miles in all, through the storm of wind and rain which we experienced on Monday.


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