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1883
May
A Huge collection of transciptions from Hawkes Bay , Poverty Bay Newspapers
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HBH May 1 1883
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Advertisement No 93 T ANDREW Photographer Next Herald Office
Advert No 92 George SCARFE removed to his new premises in Dickens street
Advert No 519 Havelock Road Board J BOYLE Chairman
Advert No 529 G RYMER Chairman Meanee Road Board
Advert No 492 F SUTTON Chairman Clive Road Board
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Advert No 518 F R HAMLIN Napier Mr ALGAR-West Clive To Let at Clive
Advert 489 Orchard &c., to let At Rotowhenua Apply T K NEWTON Esq Napier O Wm SMITH, Thistledon, Korokipa
Advert No 464 To Let Charles RAVEN The Royal Hotel Charles RAVEN or to NEAL & CLOSE
Advert No 98 To Let or Lease\4 bed roomed house at Meanee road, near Mission Station Apply to R KERR, on the premises.
Advert No 482 E T ALLEN Carver & Gilder Dickens Street Napier Next Mr WATERWORTH'S Monument Works
Advert No 325 Empire Oyster Saloon Emerson Street Napier Edward GILLETT
Advert No 438 Mrs HARDING Board and Residence Vacancies for families or single gentlemen
Advert No 436 Mrs HADDOW Opening of Waverley Temperence Hotel Next Holt's Timber yard Hastings street Napier
Notice No 63 F TUXFORD Authorise Mr R G GRAHAM of Napier To collect owing Debts

On the fourth page will be found a report of the trial of Phoebe VEITCH on the charge of child murder (telegraphed from Wanganui).

Mr M R MILLER's list of properties and stock for sale, and Mr H MONTEITH's auction and other announcements are inserted on fourth page.

Appeal case has been lodged against the decision of Capt PREECE R.M., in the case of COLLEDGE v BENJAMIN.

Mr LAMB to be appointed consulting engineer to the Public Works Committee of the Municipal Council for 100 pounds per annum from1st May.

Resident Magistrate's Court today:- Charles GUDGEON was fined 5s and 7s costs for the breach of the Public Works Act in trespassing on the railway line at Tomoana. The defendant, however, being only possessed of 10s, his Worship, Capt PREECE reduced the fine to 3s with 7s costs.

Capt PREECE has given notice, as Trust Commissioner, that deeds submitted to him for examination during the past week will be certified to if no objections are lodged within the next five days:_ Haketa Te AWE and others to William Frederick KNIGHT of Tahoraite Block No 1 Hoani MANAWATU and others to H G W HENDERSON and others of Tipapakuku Block, Manawata No 4 A : Toha RAHURAHU and others to Hugh Mc LEAN, Putere Block Wairoa. **Leased only

Wairoa Monday
Telegraphic from Own Correspondent
Yesterday 1800 sheep crossed here en route for Poverty Bay, Mr HOLLIS in charge. The road between here and Gisborne is reported
to be very bad, owing to the late heavy rain.

Telegraphic Per United Press Association Auckland

PRIESTLEY, who was tried for the alleged murder of HAMILTON, is said to be gum digging in the Northern Wairoa district.

A man named ROUT, a clerk at a bush gum store in Northern Wairoa, who was showing signs of mental aberration, was conveyed to the asylum. He attempted suicide in the police cell at Kopuru, and twice tried to throw himself from the Helensville train.

The Rev J WESTWOOD is lecturing here on "The Great Pyramid."

Sir William JERVOIS has expressed an opinion that the Waitemata-Manukau canal is not a work of pressing necessity or essential to the prosperity of the city.

The Game Season 1883 The following Persons have taken out Shooting Licenses:-

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BAKER H J
BIRCH W J
BISHOP T
BLAKE James
BRENSON Thomas
BRIDGE S
BRITTEN John
BROUGHTON W B
BROWN John M
BROWN C
BURKE W U
BURT J
CARLYON A S G
CARLYON G R G
CARNELL S
CHAMBERS Jun
COGHLAN P C
COLEMAN J H
COTTERILL A J
CRANE J F
DAVIS D E
EVETT J O
FITZROY C A
GIBLIN Alfred
GILPIN Edmund
GOUDY J K
HALLETT W
HANDYSIDE J S
HESLOP John
HOOPER S
JOHNSTON Sydney
JULL J H
KNIGHT Arthur
LAMBERT H A
Mc LEAN A
Mc LEAN Allen
MONTEITH H
MURRAY C C
NUTTALL John JunR
ORMOND J D
PEAKMAN W H
PENTY Robert
PICKETT Robert
PILCHER H
POOLE Thomas
PORTER E C W
POWDRELL Thos
ROBERTSON Peter
ROPER Frank
ROSS James
SEALE G T
SMITH Geo B
SPRY J S
STEVENS F H
SUTTON F
TAIT Geo
TANNER T
TANNER E D
TANNER Charles
TAYLOR W O
WALKER R T
WALLIS Lionel
WELLWOOD B
WHITE Geo M
WILLIAMS R P
WITHEROW J
2nd May 1883
Magistrate Court yesterday before Captain PREECE R M.
Civil Cases

HIGGINS v Tomi PURA
SMYTH v A B GREEN
HOLLIS v SNOW
Mc DONALD v ARTHURSON.

Waipawa R M Court yesterday Robert SHANNON charged by police for assaulting a man named Florence KELLY

Sylvester David EGANS-issuing a valueless cheque-representing himself as a engineer commissioned to buy machinery for Messrs GRAHAM and BENNETT, of Gisborne. Then tendered it in payment to Mr SMITH lessee of Makotuku Hotel.

Alexander STEVENS-charged with being and travelling without a ticket in a railway carriage.

E CROXTON, a lade charged with killing a quail, contrary to the Protection of Animals Act, fined the nominal sum of 2s, his Worship explaining that in the case of a less juvenile offender he would have inflicted a heavy fine.

The Tender of M J ADAMS, Waipawa, for the construction of foot-bridges across the Tuki Tuki and Waipawa rivers, for the total sum of 641 pounds, has been accepted by the Government. The timber for the construction of the bridges will be supplied by Mr DROWER.
HBH May 3 1883

Births McBRIDE-At Port Ahuriri, on April 28, Mrs John McBRIDE, of a daughter.

WHITE-At Porangahau, on April 30, the wife of John WHITE, of a daughter.

Death HAWES-At West Clive, on May 2, Mary Jane, the affectionate and beloved wife of Alfred Hawes, of West Clive; aged 22 years-Birmingham papers please copy.
Bits from around Districts.-Wednesday Auckland

Daniel SCALLON, publican, was committed for trial today on a charge of perjury arising out of a Sunday trading case. Bail was allowed-himself in 300 pounds and two sureties in 50 pound each.

The running of the first ties in the late meeting of the Auckland Coursing Club was commenced at Papatoetoe yesterday, but owing to the scarcity of hares only two courses were decided. Mr BUCKLAND's Lady beat Mr ALWILL's Never Miss, Mr Mc CREADY's rival beat Mr QUIGLEY's Black Harry. Mr GARRETT's Juliet and Mr OGLE's Highland Boy ran an undecided course. Mr ABBOTT's Black Tulip had been paired with Mr HOGAN's Scamp, but latter was absent.

New Plymouth-Wednesday

Mr Mc CALLUM's store at Okato was burnt down this morning at five 0'clock. Mrs Mc CALLUM had a narrow escape from being burn to death. The cause of the accident is not known. Mr Mc CALLUM estimates his loss at 300 pounds over the insurance. Not even their clothese were saved. Mrs Mc CALLUM being carried out of the house in her nightdress.

Wanganui-Wednesday

The Supreme Court civil sittings commenced this morning with an action brought by Major KEMP and others, the owners of the Rangipo block, against Messrs STUDHOLME and MORRIN to recover 3276 pounds rent from 1874-1881, prior to its being passed through the Native Lands Court. Mr TRAVERS appeared for plaintiffs, and Mr BELL for the defendants. The defence admitted the agreement, and the case resolved itself into one of accounts. It was found that KEMP had been overpaid by 5 pound 13s.
The jury returned a verdict for defendants for that amount

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Dunedin-Wednesday Thomas MEEK, engine driver, was oiling his engine at the main station this evening. He was on the ground and asked a fireman to move the engine a little. The fireman seems to have misunderstood the request, for he moved the engine towards MEEK, and it crushed him against the coal shed. He was dreadfully injured, and on being taken to hospital died with an hour or two. He leaves a wife and three children.

An official enquiry into the accident to the Monarch will be held at the Customhouse at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning before Mr CAREW, R M and Capt SCOTT, R.N.

In the R M Court this morning Mr GILLIES of the Clifton refreshment rooms, sued James CRISP, a member of one of the Port Chalmers Volunteer corps, for 5 pound damage for trespass and injury to the refreshment stall.

At the University last night Mr STOUT, on behalf of the subscribers, presented to the institution the subscription portrait of Mr John HISLOP, Secretary for Education.
A movement is on foot to obtain portraits of Sir John RICHARDSON and Mr Mac ANDREW for the University Hall.
Death of Mr Archibald A WATT
(Typed as written apart from paragraphs-Elaine)

Dundee Advertiser, Feb 21, 1883.

The announcement of the death of Mr Archibald Anderson WATT, which occurred yesterday at Bridge of Allan, will be heard with surprise and regret in Dundee. Although takiang no part in public affairs, Mr WATT evinced a great interest in all that converned the welfare of his native town, and its benevolent institutions found in him a willing and generous supporter.

Early in life, accompanied by his younger brother James, he went to New Zealand, and there commenced what became a most successful business in sheepfarming, land purchasing, &c. Some fifteen years ago he returned to this country, but his connection with WATT Brothers continued, the active management being devolved on his brother.

Shortly before Jame's death, which took place some four years since, the business was practically wound up, and, with the exception of a visit to New Zealand, which was ultimately extended to a tour in the Globe, in the company of his wife, Mr WATT spent the whole of his time in this district, devoting himself to the management of his extensive properties at home and abroad.

A son of the late James WATT, long an enterprising merchant in Dundee, Mr WATT had the highest business faculties fully developed.

His speculations in the colonies was remarkably successful, and in consequence at a comparatively early age he was able to retire from active life.

Socially he was greatly liked, and among a wide circule of friends his removal at the comparatively early age of 50 will be regarded as a personal loss.

From a paternal aunt Mr WATT inherited the estate of Denmyline, in Fifeshire, and subsequently acquired as a town residence the mansion of Kincraig, near west Ferry.

He was a Justice of the Peace of Forfarshire, and a Commissioner of Supply of Forfarshire, but his modesty was such that he never appeared at any meeting of either body.

About twelve years ago Mr WATT married the youngest daughter of the late Mr THOMS, by whom he is survived. Frederick GUSH
Returning Officer Date 27th April, 1883

Messrs George MERRITT and John Mc GLASHAN duly returned as members for Pakowhai Ward, and John Stuart HANDYSIDE and Ignatius Hamilton LOUGHNAN as members of the Tuki Tuki Ward.

Clive Ward
CONROY Edwar
HOLLIS John B
LASCELLES Arthur R W
LEYLAND Edward
Mc ILROY John L
ORR Willliam
STOTHART James
SUTTON Frederick
A poll will be taken for the election of three members for the Clive Ward, on Saturday 5th May, 1883.

The Polling Booth Public Hall Clive.

Notice No 526
Hastings Town Hall
Tenders for leasing
W BEILBY
Hastings

HBH May 4 1883

Hokitika-Thursday An old man named M' CULLOGH fell down an abandoned shaft at the Paddock on Friday last. The shaft was 50 feet deep and M'CULLOGH was not rescued until the Tuesday, being in more than four days. He is reported to be bruised, but no bones broken. Once he reached within 20 feet of the tope of the shaft but could get no further.

Local
Notice 519 Estate of Peter HART Deceased.
Tenders for the lease for seven years of Block 222, containing 62 acres, in Ruataniwha, will be received up to the 12th instant.
Thos SCULLY
Agent Public Trustee
Public Trust Office
Napier 3rd May 1883.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Colonel HERRICK and Mr MACKERSEY, J.P's, Henry DOUGLAS charged with having been drunk and disorderly. Fined 5s and costs.

Death WHITE-At Sherwood, Takapau, on April 21, Thomas WHITE, Esq., C.E. Deeply regretted.
HBH May 5 1883

Chess- The chess match by telegraph between the Wellington and Napier Chess Clubs was commenced on Saturday evening, the Napier men playing in the cloak room of the Telegraph office, in which a telegraph instrument was fixed for the occasion. The combatants were accordingly matched as follows:-
HULLETT V PIRANI
WHITTEM V LESSSONG
DIDSBURY V HINDMARSH
HOLLAND V WILSON
WRIGHT V RIDDELL
SEARLE V J DINWIDDIE
Mr KING was in attendance as emergency man for Napier
Referees were Mr BENBOW for Napier and Mr A J MORTON for Wellington.
Mr FALKINER was the telegraphist at Napier, and Mr BURR for Wellington.
HBH May 7 1883

Death M' CARTNEY-At Greenmeadows Hotel, Taradale, on 6th May, Annie, the beloved wife of Arthur M' CARTNEY, aged 29 years. The funeral will leave her late residence for the Taradale Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the 8th inst.

The Road Board for the Puketapu District has resulted in the return of Messrs J BICKNELL, T BOLTON, J T GIBLIN, P DOLBEL, W ELBOURNE.

Mr WHEELER the advance agent for Miss Eloise JUNO arrived in Napier on Saturday to make arrangements for Miss JUNO's season at the Theatre Royal, which will commence next Saturday evening.
Local

Tenders are invited for the erection of a vicarage for Holy Trinity Church Gisborne.

Tenders invited by the Hawke's Bay County Council for breakaing and obtaining about 6000 cubic yards of metal on the Omahu-Kuripapanga Road.

Notified that Messrs J BICKNELL
S BOLTON
J S GIBLIN
P DOLBEL
W ELBOURNE\have been elected members of the Puketapu Road board.

Members of the Meanee Lodge of Oddfellows are requsted to assemble tomorrow at 2.30 for the purposes of attending the funeral of the late wife of Bro. A M'CARTNEY.

Mssrs LIGHTBAND, ALLAN & Co, Christchurch, advertise particulars of the "Zealandia" branded boots.

Tenders invited for felling 400 acres of bush at Tarawera

The following names are added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses.
Major SCANNELL
Mr J N WILLIAMS
W J NOBLE

Advertisement
Dressmakaing by Miss ELLIS, who fits well and makes stylish, and charges very moderately-Neal and Close.

Tenders-close with Mr BEILBY for using the Hastings Town Hall for 12 months

The Night school at Mr REARDEN's Academy, Coote-road, opens.
Tuesday 8th May

Deaths MOSSMAN-On 7th May, at the residence of his parents, Milton Road, Napier, Thomas Andrew, fourth son of Thomas MOSSMAN; aged 27 years. The funeral will leaver his late residence at 3 p.m. this day. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

ASHTON-At Napier, on May 7, Harriet, the beloved wife of Edward ASHTON, of the Provincial Hotel, Napier; aged 32 years. The funeral will leave her late residence on Wednesday, May 9, at 3 p.m.

A Notice to Correspondents
J.S. -Mr GLADSTONE WAS OUT OF pARLIAMENT FOR SOME TIME IN 1846-47. aT THE GENERAL ELECTION IN THE LATTER YEAR HE WAS RETURNED FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

HEADLINER the late Sir John 0'SHANASSY. The death of Sir John O'Shanassy, which was announced in our cable news yesterday, has removed from the political arena of Victoria, a statesman who had occupied a prominent position for many years. Indeed we may see he was one of the early pioneers of Victoria..................................................more.

Advertisement The business hitherto carried on by Messrs Mc EWAN and MURRAY is now conducted by Mr A J M'EWAN alone.

Local Mr FAULKNOR, of the Napier Coach Factory, has just turned out, to the order of Mr Jos. GALLLAGHER, Taupo, a light thoroughbrace eight-passenger coach, intended for traffic between Taupo and Ohinemutu. The coach will be taken to Taupo this morning.

Mrs E ASHTON died very suddenly yesterday. On the previous day she was taken with violent pains, but yesterday morning was able to get up. At noon, however, she became suddenly worse, and Dr MATTHEWS was called in to consult with Dr De LISLE, who had been previously attending her, but with the skill of the doctors unavailing, and Mrs ASHTON expired about 2 o'clock. Dr MATTHEWS indeed, was only in attendance ten minutes before her death. Mrs ASHTON was widely known and much liked and respected, and great sympathy is felt for Mr ASHTON in his sudden and sad bereavement.

Resident Magistrate Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M. KATIRIA, a native woman, was charged with drunkenness in Napier. James WHITE charged with using an unlicensed night-cart in contravention to the Borough bye-laws-while removing rubbish from Mr WATT's yard. Pere ANARU and Rua KIRIKIRI, charged with fighting in a railway carriage BETWEEN Tomoana and Hastings.

Telegraphic from Wairoa-Monday

There is a strong souther blowing and a very heavy sea running. The Maori is reported as being on the beach at Mohaka. The weather will go hard with her.

The line is down between here and Gisborne. There should be a lineman stationed at Mahia, as the telegraph posts are very liable to be washed away in that neighbourhood.

Local

The usual monthly meeting of the St John's Band of Hope will be held this evening in the parish schoolroom, at 7.30 o'clock.

It was stated at the meeting of the Hospital Committee yesterday that the lodge porter, aged 82, was last week married to a bride of 78 summers. Who need despair after that?

Mr LIMBRICK is making great improvements in the Te Aute Hotel.

The election for the Clive Ward of the Clive Board resulted in the return of Messrs F SUTTON, W ORR, A.R.W LASCELLES.

For the Meanee Road Board the members elected were:- Messrs G TYMER, J ORR, E GILBERTSON, G HESLOP, A M' CARTNEY, and G A M' DONALD.

Particulars are inserted respecting the New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer British Queen, which will leave Lyttelton for London direct on the 31st of the present month.

The monthly meeting of the Victoria Lodge of Freemasons will be held this evening in the Masonic Hall, Munro street.

The annual meeting of the Hawke's Bay Poultry and Canary Association will be held on Saturday afternoon next at the Masonic Hotel.

Mr J GODDARD, of the Havelock Nurseries, inserts a business advertisement.
Mr W P FINCH, architect has taken an office in Shakespeare road.

The second term of this year at the boarding and day school for young ladies, Stoneybyres, Hastings, commences on the 25th instant. The services of a lady from Melbourne have been secured as a music teacher.

Following names are added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses:- Messrs THOMAS, PARKINSON, S BOLTON, Thomas PINE.

Napier Hospital article re abuse of system

"an abuse has crept in which was never contemplated by the original framers of the system, and which is certainly not warranted by the advertised and published attractions and advantages of the tickets, viz., that the holders of the tickets have come to consider themselves entitled to outdoor relief, and all the advantages of medicine, surgical operations, consultations, &c., which the hospital as a charitable institution affords to purely charitable cases. It appears desirable, therefore, more especially that the Government now maintains the hospital, that this unauthorised custom, before it comes a rule from long continuance, should receive the careful consideration of your committee, with a view to its restriction, since it entails a large amount of extra expense in the drug supply, a considerable increase in the unremunerated physical and mental labor on the surgeon, and at the same time is obviously unfair to the private practitioners of this town."
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HBH May 9 1883

Tenders No 572
Erection of a Vicarage for Holy Trinity Church, Gisborne.
Tenders to be sent in to Messrs WILSON and COTTERILL, Napier or to Architect at Gisborne.
Inserted by W S FINNERAN, Architect, Gisborne.

Auction Notice 574 Tuesday May 15, 1883 At 2 o'clock
Napier Town Section 603 Hastings Street Napier Building recently erected by Mr W WOOD. Ground unexpired lease of 11 years at a rental of 80 pounds per annum. The property adjoins the Criterion Hotel.

Inserted by Edward LYNDON Land and Estate Auctioneer.

Auction Notice No 539 On May 15th 1883 Napier Town Section No 310 Hastings Street, subdivision No ______, 20 feet frontage by 106 feet to sea beach, with a comfortable cottage thereon. Edward LYNDON Land and Estate Auctioneer.

HBH May 10 1883

Marriage WILLIAMS-BRUNTON-On May 8th, 1883, at St Mary's Church, Waipukurau, by the Rev E H GRANGER, R B WILLIAMS, of Cheviot Station, Mararoa, Southland, to Margaret Amelia, youngest daughter of the late W BRUNTON, C.E.

Death SAXBY-On March 11th, at Wormley, Herts, England, Stephen Martin SAXBY, the late Chief Inspector of Naval Engineers; aged 79.

Telegraphic Wairoa-Wednesday. One thousand sheep from Mr KINROSS crossed here today, en route for Poverty Bay.

Headliner Nationalisation of the Land- formed in Otago.

Local

The Governor has appointed the following gentlemen as the Licensing Committee for the Heretaunga District.
Messrs W J BIRCH
T FOREMAN
J REYNOLDS
R WELLWOOD
J N WILSON

The Napier Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association will hold their usual weekly meeting this evening, when there will be a debate on the question, "Has the conduct of the Australasian colonists towards the aborigines been that of a civilised people?"

We learn from Mr John CHAMBERS, jun, that his father, has written to him from London.

Mr HART, Photographer, who has arrived at Wellington after a visit to Milford Sound, teels the New Zealand Times that in the course of his business tour he had an opportunity of seeing the highest waterfall in the world, that of the Arthur River, about 80 miles from the head of Milford Sound, called by the name of Southern's Fall. ..............More

It is notified that Messrs A S BIRCH, W J BIRCH, A Mc DONALD, R T WARREN, have been elected members of the Patea Road Board.

The Clive Road Board invite tenders to be let in two contracts, for the formation of the Pakowhai road, from Farndon to Mr GRANT's property at Pakowhai.

News from Wellington-Tuesday
Awapurua bridge contract, Manawatu River, on the Wellington and Napier Railway.
Tenders received:
Accepte H Mc KENZIE and Co Dunedin
Declined Mr DANAHER-Hawera, ALEXANDER and Mc FARLANE,-Wanganui, A RUSE-Masterton, A WATSON-Auckland, SMITH and WALKER-Invercargill, J SAUNDERS-Wellington, D GLENDINNING-Napier, J LOCKIE-Wellington.

The steamer HUIA arrived from Wanganui this afternoon. Her chief officer Captain Alexander MURPHY, was lost overboard during the passage..........................more Murphy leaves a wife and four children, resident in Wellington. An inquiry will be held. The flags in town were lowered half mast high in respect of his memory.
***This article has been abridged by Elaine available upon request.

Havelock Road Board Meeting-on Tuesday, Mr GILPIN in the chair, Mr W A COUPER, the representative of the district in the County Council-unanimously re-elected.
Mr E BISSELL was appointed clerk and Collector. The rate was not decided upon, as the rolls had not arrived yet.

Meeting of the Municipal Public Works Committee it was decided that Mr RAINE, the agent at Nelson for Messrs Mc EWAN and Co, should be communicated with after it was ascertained he is now in Auckland and would he please contact Mr STEWART who was the Council's consulting Engineer in connection with the waterworks.
Bits and Pieces from around the Districts.

Dunedin - Wednesday At the meeting of creditors in the estate of STAVELEY, AUSTIN and Co.,held on Tuesday afternoon, the following resolution adopted: "That the estate be carried on in liquidation, Messrs FERRIER and DENNISON being the liquidators, and that when the estate has realised 15s in the 1 pound net without interest, any balance left to the debtors ..........more." It is understood that the greater part of the liability is to the Bank of New Zealand.

Meeting of the Waste lands Board today several applications were read and adjourned for a week from persons who purchased at the recent
deferred payment pastoral sale. The brothers Phillip and William YOUNG, Jas. PEASALL, and W FREE, all of Tasmania, wrote asking for a re-consideration of the decision by the Board only to grant licenses on application personally or by agent. M C YOUNG, the father of Phillip and William YOUNG, also wrote on his sons' behalf stating that there was no arrangement with Mr GELL:IBRAND or any other person by them.

The movement is on foot for the purpose of erecting a suitable monument to the late Mr IRELAND M H R for Waikaia.

Mr James M'FEE, for many years a town missionary in Dunedin, and much esteemed for his Christian character and benevolent disposition, died today.

Westport-Tuesday At the R.M. Court today and information for criminal libel by Charles WRIGHT, proprietor of the Buller News, against John TYRELL, proprietor of the Evening Star, was heard, and the defendant was committed for trial at the sittings of the Supreme Court to be held in Nelson in June next. The libel was alleged to have been committed in the publication in the Star of April 21st of an open column letter regarding the conduct of WRIGHT in the capacity of Borough valuer.

Auckland-Tuesday
The Thames Advertiser states that Mr William WILKINSON, late proprietor of that paper, and the Rev David BRUCE, ex editor of the New Zealand Times, have purchased the Observer, the Auckland society journal,.

Marriage WILLIAMS-BRUNTON-On May 8th, 1883, at St Mary's Church, Waipukurau, bythe Rev E H GRANGER, R B WILLIAMS, of Cheviot Station, Mararoa, Southland, to Margaret Amelia, youngest daughter of the late W BRUNTON, C.E.

Death SAXBY-On March 11th, at Wormley, Herts, England, Stephen Martin SAXBY, the late Chief Inspector of Naval Engineers; aged 79.

Telegraphic Per United Press Association Auckland-Wednesday.

Another gift from Mr MacKELVIE for the Auckland Museum has arrived. It is a statue from Pompeii.
TAWHIAO talks of visiting England
A communication has been received stating that the wife of the late Edward COSTLEY, who was left 150,000 pounds to Auckland charities, is alive in Christchurch, but this will not affect the bequests.

HEADLINES

NATIONALISATION OF THE LAND

What is "Land Nationalisation Association" has been formed in Otago, and it is intended that branches shall be established throughout the colony

HBH May 11 1883
Christchurch

Mr C M GRAY, who was a resident and a militiaman on the West Coast duringthe Maori War, writes an interesting letter to the Lyttelton Times in whichhe proves very conclusively that the charges brought against Mr BRYCE inMr RUSDEN's history, of murdering woman and children during a skirmishwith the natives, are entirely without foundation. The skirmish in question,

Local Mr W E WANKLYN, commission agent, Hawera, has for sale one of the best farms in the district, with a 8-roomed house, cottage, stables, sheep and stock yards, &c.

It is notified that the Meannee Road Board has passed a resolution dividing the Meanee district into two wards.

Mr T A COTTRELL, tailor and outfitter Hastings street, is selling winter overcoats at less than wholesale prices.

Names of Messrs Paul HUNTER abd B LAMBERT are added to the list of shooting licenses.

HBH May 12 1883

Telegraphic Wairoa-Friday

At the meeting of the County Council yesterday it was resolved to continue the agitation for the main road between Mohaka and Napier, and to apply for the construction of a bridge across the Wairoa river under the Roads and Bridges Construction Act.

Local Mr Edward LYNDON will sell on Tuesday next 400 shares Northern Investment Company of New Zealand.

The quarterly meeting of the licensing committee of East and West Taupo will be held at Tapaeharuru on the 4th of June.

The kiwi will leave for Wellington at 4 p m this afternoon.

The annual meeting of the licensing committees for the Napier North, South, and Central will be held on the 8th of June at the Courthouse Napier.

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

Tenders close for erection of vicarage for Holy Trinity Church Gisborne, 12.

Applications close with Mr G A Mac DONALD for the position of master to the Meanee District School.

New Plymouth-Friday

At the Supreme Court yesterday the case of MARSHALL v BAYLEY and TATE, arising out of the late Mr HALSE's affairs was heard.

Mr LEADOM, whilst working at his brewery at Waitara, fell into a vat of boiling liquid, and was fearfully scaled about the shoulders.

An enquiry was held on board the Hawea on Wednesday respecting that vessel going ashore at Waitara. Lewis NOBLE, the second mate, gave his evidence.

Wellington-Friday
The old Licensd Victuallers' Association of Wellington was today wound up at a numerously attended meeting of the trade, when Mr P K WATTY, secretary, was presented with a magnificent gold chronometer and chain, valued at 80 guineas, and gold and diamond locket being added by one of the members. The meeting afterwards resolved to establish a new association and Mr WATTY was elected secretary.

Auckland The prospectus of the Auckland Farmers' Co-Operative Association is published. Capital of 1000,000 pounds. It is proposed to erect flour mills, erect stores in the city, and supply bakers, storekeepers, &c.
Local

Letter from Jack FROST Dated 11 May 1883 Napier

In connection with the frozen meat trade and ....more "Mr MURRAY has kindly offered his services to give the affair a start, he will not be lacking the support necessary to carry it through with success."

Waipawa May 11th, 1883

The good folks of Waipukurau have lately be treated to a concert and public entertainment-to raise funds for the Waipukurau Library.

The Waipukurau people are still going ahead to beautify their cemetery, and are going in for planting ornamental trees therein on a large scale. I may mention that Mr J HARDING, of Mount Vernon, is helping a little in this good work.

Railway Hotel at Kaikora has changed hands, at a price said to be satisfactory to the buyer. The new owner is Mr J PETTIT, who for a long time acted as the genial host of the Settler's Hotel, Waipawa. Mr PETTIT will carry with him to Kaiakora-where he is in the reverse of unknown-the good wishes of many friends. I hear that Mr FLETCHER, the late owner, has determined to give up business altogether

Shooting Licenses

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

Schoolmaster Meanee District School Applications close with Mr G A Mac DONALD

The Rev T SPURGEON in the New Zealand Baptist gives an account of a visit to the Lake district, in the course of which he remarks:-"We were enchanted with the White Terrace. What a staircase of loveliness! How wonderfully white were the procelain cups, carved and fitted more exquisitely than any carver on earth could chase them; and what a sweet cerulean blue was the water they contained! The whole terrace seemed of the purest enamel, studded with the clearest turquoises. At the top of the stairway we gazed into the blue depths of a boiling lakelet, with an indefatigable geyser breakaing up every now and then, wreathing the hill in vapour. We were in the land of steam, certainly. Surely this is the engine room of our planet! Everything seemed to be boiling. Boiling mud, boiling oil, at least the greasy water looked like it, and boiling water.".....................................more

Birth
GUDGEON-On the 12th May, at Manaia, Taranaki, the wife of Capt Walter F GUDGEON, A.C., of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr J G KINROSS, R M. William ROBERTS-charged with drunkenness at the Spit on Friday. John Mc KENZIE-also same offence at the Spit on Friday.

The Rev E ROBERTSHAW, Dannevirke, acknowledges the receipt of the following subscriptions towards the Widow WILSON,
Viz, Rev S WILLIAMS.
Piri Piri contact
Messrs Wm MacKENZIE
A McKENZIE
BAINES
McMILLAN and friend
DAVISON
GILLIES
SCHAR
PETER
MASON
McKAY
Mr ROBERTSHAW adds: "The list has not near enough on it to meet the requirements of the case."

A volume of about 150 pages entitled "Wanderings with the Maori Prophets Te WHITI and TOHU." The author is Mr John P WARD, who was in charge of Te WHITU and TOHU during their recent detention.

Theatre Royal-Miss Eloise JUNO'S Dramatic Company commenced their season to a fair house.........................................................more.

Hawke's Bay Poultry and Canary Association.
The fourth annual meeting held at the Masonic Hotel on Saturday afternoon.
Election of Officers
Patron-His Worship the Mayor
President-Mr H S TIFFEN
Vice-Presidents-Capt
RUSSELL, Mr SUTTON M H R, Mr W C SMITH, Messrs LYDON, VAUTIER, ORMOND;
Committee-Messrs ASMYTH, WINTER, PELL, HOOPER, CRANNY, GARNER, DUGLEBY, GALBRAITH, BALFOUR, W MILLER,E CONROY, S J WILLIAMS.
Mr H LASCELLES as Hon Treasurer and secretary proposed, but he declined to act, as he expected to leave the district.
After some discussion Mr G C SMYTH was unanimously appointed.

Gisborne Miss Jane BROWN, after serving in Gisborne school as pupil and assistant teacher for six years, has now been transferred to the training College in Wellington.

From Mr BENDALL, Mahia, resigning his office as poundkeeper, on the ground that he was unable to obtain from the police protection for carrying out his duties.

Mr DOULL, Invercargill, consenting to the proposed road deviation at Opoiti to suit the bridge

Correspondence Meet Freezing-letter from Mr Chas C MURRAY

Japanese Persimmon Letter from GILBERD & ANDERSON Taradale.

Porangahau A man named William BRAYBROOK was drowned in the Porangahau river about noon today. The body has not yet been recovered. He leaves a wife and three children totally unprovided for.

Wellington-Sunday.

The New Zealand Shipping Company's chartered steamer British Queen arrivedfrom London at 3 0'clock this afternoon. The passage occupied 50 days.
During the passage measles broke out, and as there were a few mild cases on her arrival here Dr HENRY, the health Officer, offered the steamer to quarantine. She will, it is expected, be admitted to pratique tomorrow morning. The passage was an uneventful one.

Oamaru-Sunday
Two stacks of wheat valued at 200 pounds were destroyed by fire on Wednesday niggt last, on Mr ISDALE'S farm at Tewamakari. The stacks were not insured, and the opinion is that the fire was the work of an incendiary in strengthened by the fact that both stacks were seen to blaze forth at the same time.

STANLEY and DARBYSHIRE'S troupe of juveniles finished a highly successful season here on Saturday night.

Dunedin-Sunday The funeral of James MacFEE, late city missionary, was attended on Saturday by many of the clergy and leading citizens.

The meeting on Saturday in regard to the relief of the "Wild Deer's" immigrants who were wrecked on the coast of Ireland was attended by less than half a dozen persons. It was decided to invite subscriptions on their behalf, and the Mayor promised to meet them on arrival.

Auckland-Saturday Henry ROBERTSHAW, recently arrested at Wellington for wife-desertion, was discharged by the Hamilton Bench, the wife declining to prosecute.

Mr NICHOL, of the North Shore, has received an order from the Tongan Government to build a schooner to cost 1000 pounds.

Inquest today on the body of John ALLISON an open verdict of found drowned was returned. A flask of brandy found in his pocket was partly emptied.

At Coromandel three men got into a boat which capsized. A man named BAMFORD, who was in liquor, was drowned. He was a native of Canterbury and a baker by trade.

Wellington-Saturday. A second divorce case is now mentioned. The petitioner in this suit is Richard Miller EWELL, who seeks dissolution of his marriage on the ground of adultery. Petitioner is a commercial traveller, and on the 18th of October, 1879, was legally married to Marian Neiline Violet ALEXANDER, described as a widow, at the Parish Church at St James, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, and cohabited with her for some time, no issue, however, resulting from the union. The petitioner then alleges that on the 29th of March of the following year his wife left his house in Townsville without just cause and against his express wish, and was not seen by him until the 27th of last month, on which day he arrived in Wellington from Queensland for the purpose of seeking her. He found that during the months of February, March and April 1882,
and April 1883, she had been living in an adulterous relationship with Solomon PHILLIPS, a pawnbroker, of this city, by whom she has had one child, now aged four months. On these grounds therefore, the petitioner prays for a divorce from the respondent. The case is expected to come on for hearing at the next sitting of the Supreme Court.
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Telegraphic

Nelson-Tuesday
Mr SHEPHERD M.H.R. for Waimea, addressed his constituents at Richmond last night. He spoke principally on bland laws, national insurance, railway routes, and special taxation for railways. He argued against Major ATKINSON'S insurance scheme.

Christchurch
D STANAGHAN, grocer, accused of arson, was discharged today.

The four women charged with concealment of birth, were today committed for trial.

New Plymouth
A man named Matthew CLOUGH was drowned in the Wanganui river yesterday.

An inquest on the fire at Henui was laid today, and a verdict returned that the place had been wilfully set on fire by some persons unknown.

Christchurch At the R M Court today Thomas ALLEN, aged 21 years was sentenced to two months' imprisonment for vagrancy. He had been well off a year or two since. He was ruined by drinking and gambling.

A boy five years old broke his arm through falling from a horizontal bar at the borough school Lyttelton.

Wellington The passengers among whom the measles broke out on board the British Queen having been landed at the quarantine stations it has been found that all the cases are of a very mild nature. The single women whose destination is Canterbury, have also been landed on Soames Island, and will remain there until the steamer takes her departure for Lyttelton.

A narrow escape from a fatal accident occurred alongside the steamer last night. The butcher's boat with fresh provisions went off,
and when getting alongside was swamped and capsized. The occupants were hauled on board by the crew in a very exhausted condition. The British Queen is expected to leave for Lyttelton on Wednesday or Thursday.

A Man named Edward BURLING was killed at Glencoe on Saturday by a fall of earth.

Mr WILLIAMS, Boniface of the Marine Hotel, Riverton, writes to the New Zealand Times asking on what terms HEARN, the sculler, would meet HARRINGTON, of Riverton.

The British Queen reports that on the 25th April she spoke the barque Eurypees, 60 passengers from Natal to Adelaide, short of provisions and bordering on starvation. Put provisions on board, and then came on.

Telegraphic Wellington-Tuesday. The whole of the single women who arrived here by the British Queen have been engaged at wages from 10s a week to 40 pounds a year.

The election for a member of the Harbor Board to replace Mr W V JACKSON, the late chairman, who has resigned, took place today, and resulted in

Mr J DUTHIE being elected by a majority of nearly two hundred votes. (He expressed the opinion that the construction of a dock in the harbor was quite within the means of the Harbor Board, and that he hoped before long to be able to place before the Board a scheme for the purpose.)

Mr W C BUCHANAN M H R, addressed his constituents at Carterton last night, and received the usual complimentary votes.

Births
COLLINS-On May 12th, Mrs F.W. Collins, of a son.

VICKERMAN-At Cameron road Napier, on 12th May, the wife of Edward R Vickerman, of a daughter-Nelson papers please copy.

JOHNSTONE-On the 13th May, at Motiertataria Station, the w wife of Robert Johnstone, of a daughter.
Shipping Arrival

HBH May 15 1883

Telegraphic From Own Correspondent Taupo-Monday
Four thousand sheep, from Waipawa, in charge of Tom WOOSTER, passed through here today en route for Cambridge and Northern districts. This is the largest mob which has ever passed here. The sheep have been twenty-three days on the road. The weather has been very severe all through. The Kaimanawha mountains and Tongariro are covered with snow.

Wairoa-Monday A heavy souther is blowing and the sea running very high. A great deal of rain has fallen here. Communication by road everywhere is almost impossible, all the creeks and rivers being bank high, and slips everywhere.

Per United Press Association Gisborne-Monday
Mr ACKROYD returned from the south Pacific oil springs yesterday. He speaks hopefully of the ultimate success of the present operations. The indications are most encouraging and the new bore is down 120 feet. Shifts of men are working day and night. The rock being found sufficiently hard in the bore, the use of the pipes will be dispensed with after a depth of 274ft is reached.

Local At a Social gathering of the Sunday School Teachers of St Paul's, held last evening, Mr J W CRAIG announced that he had determined to resign the office of superintendent, held by him for some time past.

Messrs Nelson Bros, and WILLIAMS, in a letter which appears elsewhere, state that they are actively engaged in perfecting arrangements for meat freezing, and that they expect to have everything in working order by December next.

Are we to have an additional Inspector here? We notice by the Gazette that Mr ELLIOTT, inspector at Kamo, has been transferred to the Marsden sub-division, vice Inspector C THOMSON, transferred to the Napier District.

The Public Works Committee of the Municipal Council held their usual meeting last evening,

Mr RAVEN's resignation as poundkeeper be accepted.

Mr T J RYAN will sell this morning an English piano by KIRKMAN

William BRADY and Henry W HOL, of Taupo, notify that they will apply for accommodation licenses on the 4th of June.

Messrs Douglas McLEAN, John ANDERSON, Arthur HARDING, W A NEALE, Malcolm WALKER have been elected members of the Maraekakaho Road Board.
HBH May 17 1883

Per United Press Association Gisborne-Wednesday

The Ormond Road Board is in a curious fix. After the election of the Board the returning Officer sealed up the ballot papers to be deposited for a year with the clerk of the R.M. Court for safe custody, and by a mistake also included the rate rolls. The clerk cannot break the seal under a penalty of 50 pounds, and under the circumstances the Highway Board can neither collect nor levy rates. The fact has caused great commotion.

News was received here yesterday of the death of an old Gisborne settler, named Duncan Mc KAY, whilst on a visit to Wellington. The deceased owned a large quantity of land here.

An extraordinary vacancy has occurred in the Borough Council, and Mr Richard Hill FISHER, Manager of the Loan and Mercantile
Agency Company, is mentioned as a possible candidate.

Local The new reservoir is now quite full of water, notwithstanding the inadequateness of the boiler for working the engine.

Mr H H WALL has ceased to be a member of the Napier Borough Council. At the close of the meeting of the Council last evening he placed his resignation in the hands of the Town Clark.

The Waipawa Road Board elections resulted in the return of Messrs ANNUAND, COE, COWPER, McGREEVY, and SHANLY as wardens for the ensuing year. Messrs ARROW and COLLETT were the unsuccessful candidates.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday at Waipawa, before Captain PREECE. Ole RASMUSSEN was charged on the information of the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the Makaretu District, failed to register one child as required by law.
Lawrence LARSON also fined for a similar breach of the law.
MOORE v CHILCOTT-claim for signwriting work performed by plaintiff.
Mr GUY appeared for the defendant and pointed out that the defendant was only a servant of the firm for which the work was done, and asked for a non suit-His Worship upheld Mr Guy's objection and nonsuited plaintiff, with costs.

Mr T WATERWORTH has just completed the erection of a very handsome tomb for the remains of the late wife of Henare MATUA

Births
HATCH-At Napier, on May 7th, the wife of Robt L HATCH, of a daughter.

PEMBERTON-On May 15th, at Tikokino, the wife of Edward Pemberton, of a daughter

FANNIN-At Fairbank, Napier, on the 16th May, the wife of G T Fannin, of a daughter.

Deaths-At Porangahau of 10th May Hubert C Simcox only son of F E TELLING and Winifred Simcox aged 4 1/2 years.
GOOSE-At Kaikora on May 15th, John Edward Goose, second son of Daniel GOOSE, solicitor of Southampton, England, aged 29 years. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave his late residence at 1 p.m. on Saturday the 19th inst. Friends will please accept this intimation.

HBH May 18 1883

Per United Press Association-Auckland

The steamer Westmeath is in charge of Captain STOREHOUSE who visits this port for the first time. The two deaths that occurred on the passage were Charles BUTT, of rheumatic fever, and Thomas MENAY, of consumption. Both were single men and were taken ill soon after leaving home.

A man named George H SHEPPERSON has been arrested on a charge of bigamy.

Thomas DOBSON, laborer was accidentally drowned at Huia Bay.

New received in Auckland states that Mr REDMOND will not arrive here for two days.

Coleman's Hot springs Hotel, Te Aroha, has been burned down. The boarders just had time to escape.

Mr J M DARGAVILLE met his city South constituents tonight in St James' Hall.

John GIBBON, while fastening the steamer Lily to the Riverhead wharf yesterday, had his foot torn off at the ankle. The leg got caught in the bight of the warp, and it was crushed against a pile.

A sum of 2500 pounds has already been collected for the Baptist Tabernacle, and a site costing 3000 pounds has been purchased. The building will cost about 8000 pounds. At a soiree last night 800 pounds was promised.

Masterton-Thursday. A Scandinavian named MADSON has been discovered in a whare at the head of the Waingawa stream close under the ranges, with his throat cut, and with a knife and scythe-stone beside him. He was last seen alive on Sunday. He was unmarried and was of sober habits, and was aged 24 years. The cause of the suicide is surmised to have been ill-health, producing depression of spirits.

Auckland-Thursday Headliner-Rescue of Seamen. The ship Rangitikei, which arrived from London today, had two births on the passage and no deaths. There was one case of scarlet fever, and one of typhoid, but in each instance the disease was prevented from spreading in the ship by isolation and antiseptic precautions. ...........................................more. There is a full report.

Reefton-Friday A petition will be forthwith lodged against the election of Mr Edward SHAW for Inangahua.

Christchurch-Friday Early this morning three nine-roomed houses, belonging to Frank and Walter HALL, Pound road, Sydenham, were burned down. The fire began in the kitchen of the house occupied by the HALL'S. The next house occupied by W KELLY, and the other unoccupied.

About 4 o'clock this afternoon BROWN'S sawmills, near the gasworks at Sydenham were also burned down.

This afternoon Harriet DOWEY was committed for trial on a charge of setting fire to a house at Hallswell on April 21st, the property of Mrs SABEY.

Nelson A five-roomed house in St Asaph street, owned and occupied by Mr Alfred BUCKLEY, was burnt at half past 8 o'clock tonight.

Mr O'CALLAGHAN, the member for Lincoln, addressed his constituents at Prebbleton tonight.

Timaru-Wednesday In the District court today Judge WARD sentenced Pat RYAN to eight months' hard labor for fraudulent bankruptcy.

Taken from Meeting of School Board.

From Kaikora Committee asking the Board to advertise for a second mistress in the place of Miss HOWARD, resigned, salary to be 50 pounds from the Board supplemented by 10 pounds from the local residents-Approved: Salary to be increased to 70pounds should the average attendance exceed 90.

From Mr HEWITT, on behalf of the residents of Kumeroa township, asking the board to apply for sections 8, 9, and 11, block 7, in the Kumeroa township as reserves for the site for a school and teacher's residence-approved.

From the Meanee Committee, (1) recommending the appointment of Mr J NAYLOR as master; and (2) asking for an addition to the master's house-Appointment confirmed; Board could not make the grant for additions to residence.

From the Mohaka Committee, asking 15 pounds grant in aid towards an addition to the school for use of mistress-Reply to be sent that average attendance did not justify grant.

From the Napier Committee, recommending Miss Jane MONTEITH to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss CORBIN-Approved.

From the same, notifying that the following candidates would compete for the Board's scholarships- F BURTON, J WILLIAMSON, R RENOUF, B Mc CORMICK, J ALDERSON, Mary GRUBB, Mabel BROWNE, Priscilla BURTON, Annie CHEGWIDDEN, Clara WINDUS, Rose CHEGWIDDEN.

Letter from Mr SUTHERLAND-Matawhero.
HBH May 18th 1883

Local news The programme is inserted of the annual ploughing match of the Taradale and Hastings Ploughing Match Society, which will be held at Taradale on the 31st instant. A dinner will take place at the Greenmeadows Hotel, Taradale.

A meeting of the Dannevirke Road Board will be held at the Tamaki Hotel, on the 28th instant, to strike a rate for the ensuing year.

Major RICHARDSON has taken out a shooting license.

Mr Patrick GORMAN notifies that he will apply for a license for the Criterion Hotel at the next licensing meeting on the 8th of June.

Mr A J Mc EWAN (late McEWAN and Mrray), draper, &c., Hastings, changes his advertisement.

Mr Robert CLEAVE, nurseryman, seedsman and florist, Invercargill, inserts a list of fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs, &c.

Mr BRANDON'S oil and water color paintings of the West Coast Sounds, now on view in the premises opposite the Telegraph Office, are to be disposed of by art union-120 members at 1 pound 1s each.

Tenders invited by Messrs THOMPSON && HIGGINS for the erection of two cottages at Hastings.

Mr H R HOLDER, notifies that trespassers with dog or gun on his farm, Riverside, Woodville, will be prosecuted.

A free tea-meeting will be held in the Meanee School room on Friday evening.

Mr Richard BARROWS notifies that he will apply for a licenses for the Caledonian Hotel at the next licensing Meeting on the 8th June.

Working Men's Club-Lecture by Mr W F WILSON on "Men and Manners."

Birth CHAPPELL-At Napier, on May 17, the wife of Mr F Chappell, of Norsewood,, of a son.

Mr Allan McLRAN invites tenders for the racing career of Lord of the Isles and two bay fillies. He also offers for private sale several racehorses and stallions and one trotting stallion.

Mr R GREGORY announces that he has taken the Temperance Hotel, Napier, near the railway station, and solicits the patronage of the public.

Mr John COLLINGE has commenced business in Hastings as general commission agent.

Owners of Land in the Woodville highway district are notified that unless their rates to the Woodville Road Board are paid within 14 days legal proceedings will be taken for the recovery of the same,

The transfer books of the Union Insurance Company will be closed from the 31st instant to the 3rd of July. The quarterly meeting of the licensing committee for the East and West Taupo will be held in the Courthouse, Tapuereruru, on Monday the 14th June.

Mr R WELLWOOD sells a section at Hastings.

The names of Mess F S WATERHOUSE and J DOVE are added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses.

19 May 1883
Local
At the Resident Magistrate's Court before Captain PREECE R.M. Frank PARKER charged with being drunk and disorderly at Hastings.

Mr DRAKE, who for more than a year past has been the local Manager of theColonial Bank, is about to leave Napier, Mr WITHERS, a son of Major WITHERS, taking his place. During his stay here Mr DRAKE has made many friends, both in business and private life, who will sincerely regret his departure, while hoping it will involve substantial promotion...

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Place???? In connection with the recent fire at the Waihenga Hotel, Edward TOLLEY has been arrested on a charge of arson. He was taken before a J P and admitted to bail, himself in 400 pounds and two sureties in 200 poun each.

Mr Allan McLRAN invites tenders for the racing career of Lord of the Isles and two bay fillies. He also offers for private sale several racehorses and stallions and one trotting stallion.

Mr R GREGORY announces that he has taken the Temperance Hotel, Napier, near the railway station, and solicits the patronage of the public.

Mr John COLLINGE has commenced business in Hastings as general commission agent.

Owners of Land in the Woodville highway district are notified that unless their rates to the Woodville Road Board are paid within 14 days legal proceedings will be taken for the recovery of the same,

The transfer books of the Union Insurance Company will be closed from the 31st instant to the 3rd of July.
The quarterly meeting of the licensing committee for the East and West Taupo will be held in the Courthouse, Tapuereruru, on Monday the 14th June.

Mr R WELLWOOD sells a section at Hastings.

The names of Mess F S WATERHOUSE and J DOVE are added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses.

Monday, May 21st.

Marriage HISLOP-MOORE-On the 10th May, by the Rev D SIDEY, John S HISLOP, to Annie Harriett MOORE, both of Napier.

Local. Noted_ Death of Major WITHERS who was three times married. He leaves two children by his first wife, three by his second, and three by his third-formerly Miss BATHAM, whom he married in Napier. His sons are all settled in New Zealand, and his eldest daughter married the late Queenslander PURCELLL,who succeeded Major WITHERS on his retirement from the regiment; another daughter married Major GREATHEAD of the 70th Regiment.

****here is a full column of details available upon request.-to Elaine.

A social gathering of the elder children attending the Meanee schools, and their friends, was held on Friday evening, to bid farewell to Mr MABBETT on his removal to Auckland. Presentation was made by the Misses PEACOCK and HUTCHINSON.
Entertainment provided by-Misses RYMER, MORGAN, Mr BAILEY, Mrs SMYTH, Miss HUTCHINSON, Messrs SMYTH, OLIVER, JEFFARES, SIMONS, readings by the Rev C L TUKE, and Mr MABBETT. The Chairman (Mr G A Mac DONALD). Mr MABBETT had been at the school for three years and school attendance had increased from 45 to 74.

Also Noted local- Death of Mr CLARKSON who leaves a widow and family in Auckland.
He was well known throughout the colony as a traveller for the singer Sewing Machine Company, and he died at the Hospital yesterday.
He was on one of his periodical visits to Napier when he was seized with an attack of an apopleptic nature, and he was at his own request removed to the Hospital.
Mr Allan McLEAN's house at Havelock is for sale.
Mr TUXFORD yesterday returned from a twelve months' visit to England.

Mr John TAYLOR-selling fat crossbred wethers at Moeangiani Station.
A head-master and a assistant mistress wanted for Kaikora school.
Mr WALTERS-Tailor Hastings Street Napier.

The address of W M GORDEN, late of Barstibley, Kirkcudbright, is required.

Res Magistrate's Court.

Frederick INGRAM-obtaining goods under false pretences-Mr DEWES appeared for prisoner.

Mary WYATT, charged with lunacy-remanded.

An interesting telegraphic description of a large portion of the unexplored part of the North Island, by Mr NICHOLLS, special correspondent to the Auckland Herald, appears on the fourth page today. His journey was undertaken with the express view of finding out the best route for the North Island trunk railway. He unequivocally condemns the Mokau route, and recommends one or two lines through the middle of the island, having Wanganui for its terminus.

so far from being an attack on helpless people, was in reality a daringattempt on the part of Mr BRYCE and a few troopers to capture one of the greatest strongholds of the enemy defended by an overwhelming force, and Mr GRAY compares it for bravery and dash to the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.

Dunedin The world knows not its greatest men. While Milner STEPHEN has been traversing the Continent of Australia and the islands of New Zealand from end to end, beneath his blood red flag of flannel, lo! We have been cherishing in our midst for years another healer, who unlike STEPHEN, seems to have but one fault-excessive modesty. A Dunedin paper is our authority for this. It asserts that "a genteleman resident here, well known in connection with the life insurance business, has for some years been practising this treatment, with, it is stated, a very satisfactory amount of success. Mr WELDNER, the gentleman referred to, claims to have effected cures in patients afflicted with various maladies, and now announces his intention of entering upon professional practice in this line."

Pigeon Match Royal Birthday Handicaap To take place at West Clive on Thuesday next (Queen's Birthday)
Mr J P HAMLIN
J G EVETT
A DANVERS
J DRUMMOND
J BURT
W HAGUE
Geo CROSS
J G WHEELER
C KEYNES
J ELLIOTT
H LANGLEY
J LEONARD
C CAIRNS
G MERRITT
John McILROY
Thos JEFFARES
A HOPKINSON
C YOUNG
C ANNESLEY
Jos WILLIAMS
NEMO
J MACKERSEY
F PARSONS
Signed Stephen HOOPER, Handicapper.

Sydney-Saturday The Supreme Court today has decided that steam tramways are illegal, and as all Government trams in this city are worked by steam motors a special Cabinet meeting has been called for today to consider the difficulty.

Telegraphic Per United Press Association Auckland-Saturday

Henry ROBERTSHAW, lately arrested at Wellington for wife desertion, but discharged at Waikato through non prosecution by his wife has been adjudicated a bankrupt.

The board of Education have had prepared a return showing the school accommodation. There is space available in the city and suburban schools for 6730 children, and the number on the roll is 5706.

There is a dispute between the Grafton road School Committee and the Board of Education. A full column devoted to this.

Christchurch_Sunday The New Zealand Shipping Company were advised by cable on the 17th inst of the Wairoa sailing for Wellington.

HENNELY, accused of horse-stealing, and who jumped from a train while going at full speed, has been re-taken. He was not hurt.

At a meeting yesterday of the shareholders of the Diamond Company it was resolved to apply for a lease of 500 acres already secured by the miner's right for six months.

The Papanui Town Hall, built a couple of years ago, has been sold for 1075 pounds, not half the cost.

Dunedin-Sunday
Mr FULTON M.H.R., for Taieri, addressed his constituents at Mosgiel last night. In regard to the Middle Island Northern Trunk Railway Commission, of which he was a member, he said the Government had decided not to publish the report of the Commission till the meeting of Parliament. He was granted a vote of confidence on the motion of Mr Donald REID.

The rumors that Mr Robert STOUT would stand for Bruce are denied by that gentleman.

A man named John BUTCHER died at the hospital yesterday from injuries he received a week ago by falling into a barrel of carbolic acid. He was a shepherd employed at Cotsonbrook station, Strath Taieri, where the accident befell him

HBH May 22 1883

Hawke's Bay County Council Monday 21

Correspondence was read from Mr BEAMISH, chairman of the Okawa Road Board.
Mrs PRESSLING, Taradale complaining that a nuisance was caused by Mr NEAGLE, butcher, scalding pigs in his yard. The Chairman said there was nothing in the slaughter house regulations to prevent the scalding of pigs in aprivate yard.

Timaru Monday.

Mr George CLIFF, who was for many years Mayor of Timaru, was today presented with a purse of sovereigns on the eve of his departure for Taranaki.

Dunedin Monday. The Union Company announces that the Rotorua, having completed an extensive overhaul, will replace the Penguin on the West Coast, under Captain ANDERSON, Captain CROMARTY taking the Penguin to Fiji. The intercolonial boats will call at Gisborne on alternate weeks, and the Taiaroa resumes her special East Coast Service on the 1st June.

Mr Robert GILLIES will be a candidate for the Bruce seat, vacant by Mr RUTHERFORD's death.

Births WOOD-On the 15th May, at Hastings, the wife of Richard Wood, of a son.

JACK-On the 17th May, at Havelock, the wife of the late Alexander Jack, of a daughter

Editorial Headliner NEGLIGENT TRADESMAN- In suspending for a year the certificate of an insolvent, one Charles McINTYRE, at Wellington, His Honor Mr Justice RICHMOND ..........?more.

In the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Captain PREECE R M., John JOHNSTON and Charles HANSEN, charged with drunkenness, were each fined 5s and costs. The latter for indecency, was further fined 3 pound and costs.
William HOGGARD charged with being drunk and disorderly at Hastings.
James WHITE, charged with a breach of the borough bye laws

Correspondence to the Editor Title Note Quite Correct.

I was somewhat amused at the report of the valedictory tea meeting at the Meanee district school on Friday last by your contemporary, also the report in your publication of to day.

I am thinking that the correspondents must have indulged in very strong tea. In your report you say that the "elder" children attending the Meanee schools, &c. Now, when there were over one hundred between the ages of two and fourteen seated at the afternoon feast, and about the same number of adults to the evening ditto. I am inclined to think that your correspondent was a late comer. I also notice that a Miss MORGAN performed at the piano. Now, I believe Miss E MANEY did so in a charming style, which, with the Misses PEACOCKS and RYMERS, were the only young ladies that did perform at that instrument. Your correspondent also forgets to mention the great support and assistance rendered by Messrs RYMER and BURTON, to whom in a great measure the success of the undertaking is to be attributed.
Signed Meanee May 21st, 1883.

May 19.
The election of members of the Norsewood Road Board took place on Saturday.
Declared elected were:- Jan JOHANSEN, Jens ANDERSON, O O NORDBY, Johan WINGER, Wm YOUNGMAN.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE R.M., John JOHNSTON and Charles HANSEN, charged with drunkenness.

William HOGGARD charged with being drunk and disorderly at Hastings

James WHITE-charged with a breach of the borough bye laws.

The football match of the Napier Football Club on Saturday next.
Town v Country Members. A CARLYON, J C COLBECK, D COUPER, D DAVIS, J DOVE, W BEAMISH, G BEAMISH, T H EDWARDS, J HERRIES, J B KELLS, J D MILTON, D Mc HARDY, C C MURRAY, J MOWATT, G St HILL, H SMITH, H G SMITH, J CUNNINGHAM, C TANNER, E D TANNER, G A WILLIAMS, POTTS, H CHAPMAN, C Mac KERSEY, WALKER, E SALMON, C TYLEE, R RHODES, C EWEN, J F Mac ANDREW, T CROSSE, G WHITCOMBE.

Auckland Mr J BOURKE, of the telegraph office, Russell, rescued a Maori child by jumping off the wharf diving for it.

Colonel LYON is appointed to succeed Major WITHERS as officer commanding the Auckland Volunteers.

A batch of immigrants, per Westmeath and Rangitikei, leave for Napier and Southern Ports tonight by the steamer Southern Cross.

James THOMPSON was found dead in a survey camp at Waiu, Coromandel. It is believed the cause of death was heart disease.

At the inquest on the body of Thomas HAMILTON, killed by a fall of earth at the Sugar Company's works a verdict of accidental death was returned. Deceased had just left the Parnell drainage works, where BEGLEY was killed by a fall of earth, as he regarded the work there as dangerous.

New Plymouth-Monday The body of Matthew CLOUGH, who was drowned a week ago whilst crossing the Mongonui river, was recovered yesterday morning. Two divers were engaged in the work, which was rendered extremely dangerous in consequence of the quicksands. At the inquest a verdict of accidentally drowned was returned.

Wellington-Saturday A robbery of jewellery occurred recently either at Wellington, Kaikoura, or on board the steamer Wakatu. Mr SKIPPINGTON, a new arrival reported that 100 pounds of jewellery had been abstracted. Detectives made careful examination of the crew, nothing suspicious being, however found.

HBH May 23 1883

Birth O'CONNOR-On the 21st May, at Awatoto, the wife of Thomas O'CONNOR, of a daughter.

Headliner-Editorial Management of Railways-re a letter to the Christchurch Chamber of Commerce the Premier, Mr WHITAKER,

Invercargill-Tuesday. While uncoupling a wagon which was being shunted on to the Buxton siding on the northern line on Saturday, a young man, named John TOMLINSON got thrown down in such a way that a boot was torn off from one foot, and one of his knees was severely jammed. The injury, on examination at the hospital, was found to be severe, the joint being laid open and much lacerated. Yesterday afternoon it was found necessary to amputate the leg at the thigh, and TOMLINSON, whose condition was critical from the first, gradually sank, and died last night.

Mr J MITCHELL, the secretary of the Invercargill Jockey club, is about to visit the Home country.

Dunedin The schooner Isabella Anderson, which is ashore at Hokitika, is likely to become a total wreck. The vessel is owned by Mr Keith RAMSAY of Dunedin.

The local whaler Splendid arrived today. She brings 110 tons of sperm oil.

At the Jockey club meeting, Pathfinder (late The Joker) and his owner Daniel MULLINS evidence given in regard to disqualification.

Auckland-Tuesday. Among the passengers by the Zealandia for San Francisco today were Mr MacCABE, humorist, and Capt McGREGOR, Managing Directo of the Northern /steamship Co, who goes Home to superintend the building of a new steamer.

The first general meeting of shareholders in the New Zealand Stud Company was held today, the Hon Thomas RUSSELL, presiding.

The retiring Directors, the Hon Thos RUSSELL, Major WALMSLEY, and Mr Joseph BENNETT were unanimously re-elected.

The Mercuty Bay Sawmill Company have purchased an electric light apparatus for use at their sawmill.

The funeral of Major WITHERS took place today. The coffin was placed on a gun carriage, which was drawn by a detachment of Waiuku Cavalry on foot, under Capt HAMLIN, M H R Capt WILLIAMSON, Lieut POTTS, and Adjutant GRANT represented the Thames volunteers. A number of old 65th men( “Tigers”) followed in procession. The force was commanded by Captain LEROY, of the Naval Artillery, Bishop COWIE officiated at the grave.

Major WILSON, of Waikato, and old settler, died today from cancer of the jaw, having sunk under an operation for its removal.

A fire broke out this morning in the premises of Mr CLIFFORD, herbalist.

An official enquiry was held today by the Collector of Customs and Captain FRASER nautical assessor, as to the abandonment of the schooner Mary Agatha, the crew which were picked up by the ship Rangitikei. The evidence was given from Robt. OWENS, The owner was Mr John ROBERT of Port Madock, shipbuilder. Thos Francis MAILMAN, master of the ship Rangitikei, and Henry EVANS, mate, and Augustus BARTELS, A.B. of the Mary Agatha, also gave evidence. The crew of the vessel except Henry EVANS, being all single men, have decided to remain and try their luck in New Zealand. The mate being married is anxious to return home, and with that object in view is trying obtain a passage by either the Mataura or some other vessel leaving early for London.

Court
At the Resident Magistrate's Court before Captain Preece R.M.,Annie CRAWLEY was brought up on remand charged with being of unsound mine,and was further remanded for a week.

MAYNE v BULLOCK, on a judgment debt of 46 pounds 13s. Order was maid out for the repayment by monthly instalments of 2 pounds each, the first instalment to be paid forthwith, or in default one month's imprisonment.

Inquest-MINNS James MINNS, who had been found lying dead in his bed on Monday. It appeared from the evidence of Mrs MINNS that the deceased went out on Monday morning, but returned shortly after and went to his bedroom to lie down. At dinner time he was called, but he was then found dead. A verdict was returned of death from natural causes. The deceased was an old resident at Clive, where he had long carried on business
as carpenter and undertaker.

Advertisements
Mr T J RYAN selling a section at Taradale. And three sections in Wellingford Vilage.

The Annual meeting of the Napier Chamber of Commerce will be held 31st inst.

The Taradale Board of River Conservators invite tenders for leasing for seven years about four acres of land lately in the occupation of Mr DRYDEN.

Mr W CATO notifies that all accounts due to the late firm of COMBS & Co, that remain outstanding on the 26th instant will be sued for.

It is notified that W E COMBS, draper, Gisborne, has filed a deed or arrangement with his creditors, a meeting of whom will be held on June 8th for the purpose of assenting to the deed.

Alexander CHISOLM has filed a declaration of his inability to meet the engagementsof his creditors.

Mr James JOHNSON, Mission paddocks, Taradale, has four milch cows for sale.

Gisborne A boy aged sixteen months, the son of Mr Duncan HEPBURN, who is a candidate for the borough Council, was left alone for five minutes
by its mother, who had been nursing it. The child made its way into the garden, the gate of which was accidentally left open, and was drowned in a drain containing a current of six inches of water.

Christchurch-Tuesday Early this morning a door mat at the Central Hotel, was perceived by a constable to be on fire. He broke the door and extinguished the flames.

Mr McMILLAN addressed his constituents at Springfield last night.

A waiter at the Clarendon Hotel named ANDERSON was fined 10 pounds today for throwing scalding tea on a servant girl. The alternative was 14 days' imprisonment.

Oamaru-Tuesday. An attempt was made this afternoon to float the schooner Friendship, but it proved fruitless.

According to a report in the Christchurch papers- James HASSALL was charged with neglecting to keep his son Alfred, aged about eight years at the St Albans Borough School.
The non-attendance was proved, the defence set up being that he was a determined truant, who had been repeatedly sent and taken to school, but who always stole away when out of supervision of his parents.

Nelson We regret to notice from an exchange (says the Wellington Post) that the Bishop of Nelson has lost his venerable father Mr Richard SUTER, who died on the 1st March, at Castle Hill, Maidenhead, England, at the good old age of 84. It was one of the bishop's chief pleasures in connection with his recent visit to England that he had been enabled to receive his beloved parent's blessing. The death of Mr SUTER must have occurred very shortly after his distinguished son had more or less left the shores of England
HBH May 24 1883

Bluff-Wednesday Early this morning signals were made from Dog Island lighthouse that medical assistance was required, as the principal light-keeper was dying. The pilot crew took Dr CHASS, Sergt MEIKLE, and a customs officer across, and found the light-keeper CLARKE dead. It appears that James CLARKE, the principal light-keeper, went up the tower at 4 a.m. this morning to relieve Wm COLLIE. Who then went home. Mrs CLARKE went out at half-past seven and noticed the light still burning although it was daylight. Not seeing her husband she went up the tower, but could not find him. On coming down she called COLLIE, but he accompanied by FROST, and assistant-keeper HARPER, searched through the tower without success, but on opening the door inside the tower at the basement they discovered the body of CLARKE, quite dead, in the recess where the damp weights are suspended. The last entry on the slate in the tower shows twenty minutes past six, and it is supposed that the deceased had over balanced himself whilst adjusting the lamp weights and had fallen down the centre of the tower, about 76 feet.

Local
Mr James LYNON at Taradale Committees of the Napier Holiday Association have resolved to observe Tuesday as a close holiday.
The Clive Road Board invite tenders for the formation of the Pakowhai road from Farndon to Mr GRANT'S property at Pakowhai.
Mr Roope BROOKING makes additions to the properties he has for sale.
The name of Mr J S GIBLIN is added to the list of persons who have taken out shooting licenses.
Messrs HARDY and SIDEY, ironmongers, &c., Hastings street, are the sole agents for Hawke's Bay for WHEELER and WILSON's sewing machines.

Resident Magistrate's Court-before Captain PREECE R.S.
Mary KELLY-charged with drunkenness-fined 5s and costs, or 48 hour's hard labor.
The prisoner further charged with making use of indecent language in a public place, and was fined 20s and costs or d day's hard labor.

Thomas CROW charged with drunkenness at Hastings-failing to appear-his bail of 20s was estreated.

Ormondville Following gentlemen have been nominated to form a road Board for the Ormondiville road district:
Messrs John BRABAZON
J NEWLING
G FOTHERGILL
F C SHUGAR
R R GROOM
G HENSON
F W REDWARD
W WILES
C BAINES
R EDWARDS.

Wednesday Hone WERAHIKO, one of the first prospectors of Te Aroha, did in the hospital on Monday. The opening of the goldfields in the northern district was greatly due to his efforts. Deceased was well known and liked.

Auckland One of the single women, who came out in the Steamer Westmeath, named Miss BUTT, having written a letter to Mr BROPHY complaining of ill treatment on the Westmeath, a court of enquiry, before Dr PHILSON, Capt J J BOURGESS, and Mr E BROPHY, was held at the Harbor Board’s Office this afternoon. Evidence was given by Captain STONEHOUSE, his first and second officers, the doctor and several passengers.

The complaint made by Miss BUTT was to the effect that her brother Thomas was during the voyage was suddenly seized with a fit ; that Dr TWEED was sent to attend him, but did not respond as soon as she considered right, the result being the death of her brother. Dr TWEED in his defence, stated he did not think the fit would prove so serious, for the man died within a quarter of an hour after he (the doctor) was called. The Court decided to exonerate Dr TWEED from all blame.

Among the passengers by the Suva from Levuka today was the Hon M B LEEFE.

Lady JERVOIS’s invitations to the Queen’s birthday ball are 200 in excess of the number given for any previous ball in Auckland.

Wellington A young man names James HAGAN is believed to have been lost in the bush near the Upper Hutt. While Pigeon shooting last Thursday he wandered away from a companion, and has not been since or heard of.

Drizzling rain has been falling all day. The Volunteers paraded to the number of 340, and fired the usual salute, executing afterwards some battalion movements. Col PEARCE subsequently entertained the officers at lunch at the Club.

Ionic- The NZ Shipping Company-left the Cape of Good Hope on the 20th inst, and is expected here during second week of June.

A man named Edward HUGHES, who recently served a long sentence in Dunedin for burglariously entering a jeweller’s shop in Christchurch, has been arrested on a charge of pawning a diamond ring knowing it to be stolen property.

Tenders received for the Te Aroha bridge contracts on the Waikato-Thames railway.
Accepted-Hector REID-Auckland-4994 pounds.
Declined: MERCER and MARSHALL-Hamilton Alex WATSON-Auckland FOUGHEY and DARROW-Auckland Alex SUTHERLAND-Auckland HUNT and WHITE-Auckland
J J O’BRIEN-Auckland WELLS and GARDINER-withdrawn.

Wednesday By the Te Anau today there were shipped four Clydesdale fillies from Mr NIMMO’S stud farm. They have been purchased by Mr Donald McLEAN of Napier.

A man supposed to be Mr BAIN of Waitaki, fell of the north express in the South Otapopo tunnel. The train was stopped and the man picked up in an unconscious state, having received severe injuries to his head. He was taken on to Palmerston, where he was left in a dying state.

The West Coast Railway Commission today examined at great length Mr BLAIR, engineer in charge, and then inspected the plans of the proposed route.

His Worship the Mayor and Mr STOUT went on board the Caroline soon after her arrival today and spoke a few words of welcome to the passengers.

It having been stated by a Councillor that Inspector WELDON was strongly in favor of having the Contagious Diseases Act brought in force
HBH May 25 1883

Spit Fire Station. Names of the teams who competed. Mr T CONNOR's team-Messrs CONNOR, J GIFFORD, A ARMAND, J McBRIDE, J NELSON, H BROWN, G GIFFORD, W SIMMONDS Mr A WADDELL's team-Messrs WADDELL, C CRANBY, F SMITH, W LYNCH, W TAYLOR, W SEYMOUR, B HARRISON, W RIDDELL.

Local The Volunteer display yesterday morning attracted a large concourse of people. The centre of attraction was undoubtedly Drum-Major MADDIGAN. He certainly made an impressive appearance, and was the veritable drum-major in every point. His uniform, which was made here by Mr J SLATER, was handsomely braided, and he wore a bear skin busby of most imposing aspect. His staff was made of polished Australian cedar, with rich gilded top, and well tasselled, and he was decorated with four medals, won by services in the Crimea, in India, and in New Zealand, while in the “Tigers” 65th regiment.

Mr John McKINNON notifies that persons trespassing on the Arapawanui-Moeingiangi property will be prosecuted.

Headliner FIJI News-Fearful storm at Apia.

Auckland-Thursday. The Suva, brings Fiji news to May 17th.-MURRAY formerly of Auckland, was sentenced to 12 years’ penal servitude for attempting to shoot his wife

Mr Samuel VAILE has submitted to the Chamber of Commerce a lengthy memorandum on the urgent need for a radical reform in the system of working the railways of the colony………………………………..more

Some of the Westmeath’s immigrants left for the Thames yesterday. They complain very bitterly of the imposition they were in a number of instances subjected to before leaving England.

Christchurch-Thursday. A fire occurred this evening at the private residence in Hereford street of Mrs FLEMING, hairdresser, of North Colombo street. The family were out for a holiday. Considerable damage was done, but as the family were absent the insurance was not ascertained.

The first daylight drill of the re-organised Volunteer forces took place at New Brighton today. There were 310 men present in creditable efficiency.

There was a Scotch mist all day.

HBH May 26 1883

Local Drum Major MADIGAN informs us that he served in the 39th Regiment and not the 65th.

Mr J BRADBURY agent for “St Jacob’s Oil,” a German remedy, manufactured in Baltimore United States.

Thames Advertiser- Tells a story of canine sagacity of a not uncommon kind, but which seems to contain an element of difference from other instances of the kind, the dog apparently not belonging to the man it rendered assistance. A Man named ROSS was working alone in the bush at Wakawau, and was accidentally jammed and seriously hurt by a log rolling on him. His cries attracted a dog, who, as the story goes, on seeing the man’s predicament ran away for help, and by howling succeeded in inducting a man to follow him to the scene of the accident. But for the sagacity of the dog ROSS might have lain a long time under the log.

HBH May 28 1883

Birth BIRCH-On the 24th May, at Wellington, the wife of Azim S BIRCH, of a son.

Death TORR-At Brooklands, Petane, on May 27th, Joseph TORR, senr, aged 87 years. The funeral will take place at 11 o’clock on Tuesday.

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The lad James HAGAN, who was lost in the bush at the Upper Hutt, has been found in an exhausted condition.

A H MALCOM, merchant of Wellington has been re-arrested on a warrant from Palmerston North, charging him with larceny as a bailee.

Dunedin-Saturday At a special meeting of the Otago Trades and Labor Council the invitation of the council to the city and suburban members of Parliament to be present was largely responded to.

Sunday The Railway Department has given a gratuity equal to six month’s pay to the widow of the engine driver MEEK, who was killed lately at the railway station.

The Rev M W GREEN, M H R., has been appointed to succeed the Rev Gordon FURLONG as pastor to the Union Church.

Mr DODSON, licensee of the Port Chalmers Hotel, was summoned for selling beer on a Sunday, but the case was dismissed The man who was supplied stated in his evidence that the beer was given to him for going a message.

Correspondence to Editor From F E Telling SIMCOX-

Sir- Will you kindly publish this appeal to the benevolent public of Hawke’s Bay on behalf of the destitute widow and three children of William BRAYBROOKE, who was drowned in the Porangahau river on Sunday, May 13th.
It is proposed to send the widow to Napier, where she will be able to earn something towards her livelihood, and be in a position to get her three boys educated. An allowance will be paid to her weekly by some responsible person out of the fund collected by the actual necessities of the case. I also beg to acknowledge, with thanks, the following subscriptions:-
Messrs G and P HUNTER, John WHITE J S BISSET Rev F E T SIMCOX W B HINGSTON J SIDDLES J M CROPP M Mc CALLUM F DRISCOLL F W GORE F SEBLEY D SIMS H Mc MULLEN P BROUGH H D PYE T LAMBERT V DORIS J HUMBLEBEE T GORE W JEFFERSEY C HALES F COOPER T COOK Thos WILLIAMS C DAVIS T KILCOIN R F LOWE J HENLY M MORGAN

Messrs BECK and FRIDSBERG of Ormondville, have taken a large contract for bush felling at Titoke, Tamumu, for Mr NELSON.

Our telegrams announce the arrival in England of the steamer British King, with her cargo of frozen meat in good condition.

We hear that an order for plant to the value of 150 pounds, for the Woodville Cheese factory, was sent Home by the last San Francisco mail. Plans of the building have been decided on, and the order for the timber sent in to the local sawmill.

The Rev D SIDEY yesterday intimated that it is his intention to commence, next Sunday evening, a series of Sunday evening lectures on matters arising out of a recent controversy between Professor SALMUND and Mr Robert STOUT, of Dunedin.

A special despatch from Washington, under date May 2nd, says that

Mr Robt. J CREIGHTON, agent for New Zealand, had an interview at that date with the Postmaster-General upon the subject of the transportation of the English and Australian mails though the United States.

Arrangements are being made for holding a concert at Taradale at an early date, the proceeds to be given to Mr S HOWARD, who, for a long time past, has been prevented from following his occupation, owing to an accident to one of his arms. Large support has been promised, and the promoters anticipate that a substantial sum will be received from this concert.

Annual Meeting of the Napier Chess Club President-Mr RIDDELL Secretary Mr FALKINER The following office bearers were elected: President-Mr John HINDMARSH junr. Vice-Presidents-Messrs H C WILSON, J S LARGE Committee-Messrs HARKER, MORTON and PIRANI

The members of the Hawke’s Bay Club invited the Governor dine with them tomorrow evening, and he has accepted the invitation. Lady JERVOIS will proceed to Hastings by special train about three o’clock, and from thence will proceed to Mr TANNER’S residence at Riverslea.

Resident Magistrate’s Co-goods under false pretences at Wairoa.

George EWART-larceny-property of Frederick SMITH, of the Spit.

Mary WYATT-on remand charged with being of unsound mind-was committed to the Lunatic Asylum.

Overseas news. Hattie LEONARD who came to California from Australia 10 years ago, and since led a dissipated life, died in San Francisco prison from exhaustion.

A tremendous cyclone passed over a portion of the Mississippi reducing the town of Wesson and Beauregard to ruin; 13 were killed and 75 wounded in Wesson, and 23 killed and 90 wounded in Beauregard.

The Apache Indians of New Mexico have murdered Prof BANDOLIE, of the American Archaelogical Institute, and two other person.

Mrs LANGTRY is reported to have netted $22,000 during her 24 week’s tour.

Local Mr R MacALISTER, the Provincial District Auditor arrived here on Saturday last for the purpose of auditing the county Councils and Road Board accounts in the Hawke’s Bay district, has been called away to the Court at Patea as a witness-The clerk and Collector of Customs have been charged with embezzlement. The late Chairman (Mr DALE) has levanted. The late Collector (Mr G BEAMISH) is to be charged at Patea Court on Friday.

The Trust Commissioner (Captain PREECE) yesterday notified that the following deeds have been submitted to him for his certificate:

Conveyance of undivided interest Matiri te ARO, Renata PUKUTUTU, and Urania te KOHI, to her Majext the Queen, part of Toupoutaki block 4a. 3r. 10p. Lease of undivided interest, Paurini te WHITI to H R RUSSELL.

Monday Wanganui- There is a very heavy fresh in the river, which is rising rapidly. If it continues as at present the lower parts of the town will probably be flooded.

Wellington. A Royal Commission has been formed to enquire into the past management of the Dunedin Gaol.

The following gentlemen will be proposed by the Government to form the commission.

Mr Oswald CURTIS-Nelson
Mr Caleb WHITEFOORD-R.M. Kaiapoi.
Peter McGRATH-Contractor for a section of the Wellington-Manawatu railway and Te Aro reclamation has assigned his estate.

Richard TOLLEY, appeared before the R.M. Mr WARDELL, at the Police Court, Featherston, today on a charge of wilfully and maliciously setting fire to the Waihenga Hotel, on the evening of the 21st March. Mr EDWARDS appeared to prosecute, and Mr GRAY to defend. Only one witness Edward WINTERINGHAM, has been examined. The case is likely to last over to-morrow.

Mr Fletcher JOHNSON, solicitor, who has been engaged for some months past in the collection of evidence at Fiji in the case of HUNT v Sir Arthur GORDON, has completed his task, and returned to Wellington today.

Nelson A fatal accident occurred at the timber yard of Mr BARTLETT in Harley street. A lad named David BURNS, who was in charge of a horse and dray, removed the blinkers from the horse, and was about to feed the animal when it started. BURNS held on to its neck for a few yards, when he fell, and the wheel of the dray passed over his chest. He was removed to the workshop and spoke once or twice, saying, “What will my poor mother say?” He died directly after the arrival of a doctor and about ten minutes after the accident.

Hokitika The wreck of the Isabella Anderson realised 200 pounds at auction.

Two parcels of Humphrey’s Gully shares were submitted to auction on Saturday.

Dunedin All the female immigrants by the ship Caroline have been engaged, and the immigration officer reports that twice the number could have been employed.

The School Committee now find that they have no power whatever to compel the attendance at the public school of the children now playing in the Pinafore Company.

For being refused liquor a man named GAWN brutally assaulted the landlord of a hotel and damaged some of the property. GAWN also assaulted a constable. He received a sentence today of six week’s imprisonment without the option of a fine.

Mr FORSYTH, patentee of the rabbit exterminator, sued Mr Albert DORNWELL for money due having cleared the farm of 500 rabbits.


HBH May 29 1883

Per United Press Association Auckland-Monday

PRIESTLEY, who was tried for murder, writes to the Herald denying a statement made in the Northern Wairoa Gazette, that he stated he believed Mrs HAMILTON knew all about HAMILTON’s death.knew all about HAMILTON’s death.

ADAMS, who escaped from the lock up on Thursday, was captured at Papakura yesterday.

It appears that after escaping, he stole a horse from the Remuera settler. Among his effects a pistol was discovered. The prisoner is 22 years of age.

A fire occurred at Mount Eden at 5 p’clock this morning, which destroyed three two-storey houses and dewelling houses and their contents. The conflagration originated in Mr THOMAS’ (chemist); GARDNER’s (butcher), And LAYER’s (Grocery) being the other places destroyed. A cottage occupied by KIRKMAN was injured. SURMAN, who owned THOMAS and GARDNER’s shops, was insured.

The Olive Thuslors took today for Noumea 6200 sacks of flour, being the second shipment of the Auckland flour contract with the French Government.

A thunderstorm passed over the city today. Lightening struck the coach building of VERROLL and Co and Newton. The Ponsonby public school, in which there were 500 children, was struck at the same time. The children were in a great state of commotion, numbers running out of the school.

Summary Advertisements.

Edward LYNDON selling under instructions from Mrs B BROWN a quantity of household goods. She is leaving Napier.-Also selling on Tuesday next the whose of Mrs COOKE’S household furniture and effects.

Messrs M R MILLER and POTTSS selling tomorrow at their offices, adjoining the Post Office Waipawa, a number of sections with buildings at Ormondville, also the balance of the book debts in the estate of NEWTON and JOHNSON.

Mr EBBETT- proprietor of the Royal Hotel-provides dinner from 12 till 2 p.m.

Mr James MacDONALD-heavy and light harness horses and hacks. Can be seen either at Papakura or by arrangement at Mr PALMER’S stables.

Mr H J TWIGG, Petane selling wethers and crossbred ewes total of 1000.

Tenders invited by the Puketapu Road Board for metalling on the Hakawhai-Rissington-Road and for erection of culverts on the Rissington-Patea road.

The Puketapu Road Board notify that all gates across public roads in the Puketapu road district will be removed on and after the 26th of June unless the written authority is granted for the same

Taupo-Monday Mr WILLIAMS, who is surveying one of the proposed lines for the main trunk railway has arrived here. He describes the earlier part of the route as very rough, especially at the Mohaka river, and some part of the Kipia Valley to McDONALD and MONRO’S station. From there to the east side of Lake Taupo no engineering difficulties exist. Mr WILLIAMS says the line would pass through five miles of good totara bush. The surveyors have experienced very severe weather almost all of the time. The weather here has been the worst known for years, and the roads are much cut up. Three survey parties have been driven in to Taupo through bad weather. Mr WILLIAMS leaves here for Te Awamutu, to survey the northern portion of the main trunk line from the east of Lake Taupo

HBH May 30 1883

Local The Governor’s Reception-Sir Wm Jervois welcome yesterday.

The Levee. Those presented were:- The Right Rev. the Bishop of Waiapu Colonel the Hon. Sir George WHITMORE Major ROUTLEDGE
Major RICHARDSON
Rev S WILLIAMS
Rev de Bertd HOVELL
Rev H W St HILLL
Rev D SIDEY
Rev H Mc LEAN
Rev J J LEWIS
Rev A D MULVIHILL
Rev Bro JOSEPH
Mr J BUCHANAN M H R
Mr F SUTTON M H R
Mr Henare TOMOANA M H R
Capt BLYTHE
Lieut PELL
Lieut KING
Lieut ROSS
Dr MENZIES
Messrs H BAKER
Y W BALFOUR
P A F BIRCH
W J BIRCH
J B BRATHWAITE
W U BURKE
J W CARLILE
G R G CARLYON
H A CORNFORD
P DOLBELL
W ELISON
C A FITZROY
J A FRYER
D GOLLLAN
G KELLY
J G KINROSS
Paora KEREPU
R LAMB
G E LEE
E LYNDON
Douglas McLEAN
J A McLEAN
P S McLEAN
A MACHIE
W MILLER
C C MURRAY
R C PASLEY
Urupene PUHARA
J A SMITH
A P SHEATH
J S SPRY
T TANNER
E D TANNER
Hamiora TUPAEA
J H VAUTIER
W H WARREN
C H WEBER
J S WELSMAN
F W WILIAMS
J N WILLIAMS
C B WINTER
J YOUNGHUSBAND

Magistrate Court Napier-

Before Messrs T K NEWON and E LYNDON Justices of the Peace.

A ANTONIO-charged with being drunk at Napier and obscene language-same date.

Evidence given by Constables CARGILL and LAURENSEN and Mr CARNELL outside whose shop the incident took place and also in front of Mrs CARNELL and her children.

In consideration of the prisoner being locked up since Monday, the Bench decided to dismiss the charge of drunkenness, but the charge of obscene language find him one pound and costs, or in default 7 day’s hard labor.

The following civil cases were disposed of:-

ANDREWS v NEAL.

ANDREWS v PRIM-board and lodging

Tauranga-Tuesday

TAWHIAO arrived at Rangawai with 200 Waikatos on the 27th inst, and was met by two strong bodies of Tauranga natives, numbering 300, and also many women.

Auckland George HART, a young man respectably connected, has been arrested on the charge of uttering a forged cheque on the Colonial Bank. Thomas H BULLER has been arrested on a similar charge.

A glaring case of sly grogging has been brought to light through the activity of Sergt KIST.

Miss Annie POTTS M.D., of the Female Medical College, Pennsylvannia, who arrived by the mail steamer, intends delivering a course of medical lectures at the Opera House.

Wellington. The arson case at Featherston, has been adjourned until tomorrow, to allow witnesses to be brought from Wellington.

The following is the substance of a petition to Parliament which is about to be circulated in Wellington for signatures by the roman Catholics resident in the district:- “That your petitioners are conscientiously opposed to the system of public education established in this colony; that they have in consequence established Roman Catholic Schools, and maintained them at their sole expense; If they are to be treated according to equity and justice, viz:- Their schools should be put on an equality with the public schools, or they should be exempted from taxation for public school purposes.”

Christchurch-Tuesday. At a meeting of the promoters of the Moorhouse memorial was held today. It was stated that 725 pounds had been promised. It was decided to request Messrs MILES Bros. Of London to confer with the London committee-Sir J VOGEL, Sir E STAFFORD, and Mr Walter KENNEDY-to ascertain to what artist the execution of the statue had better be entrusted and the probable cost of the work. It is not intended to spend more than 1000 pounds.

Mr ALLWRIGHT, the member for Lyttelton, addressed his constituents this evening.

A meeting of the promoters of the new Gas Company was held tonight/

Oamaru. The Oamaru dredge arrived here today and will commence operations in the harbor tomorrow. The dredge is expected to fully realise the expectations formed of it from its trial in Dunedin.

Dunedin The Salvation Army held a tea meeting tonight in the Garrison Hall. There were about 2500 people present, and about 1600 sat down to tea


HBH May 31st 1883

Birth MARSHALL-At Meanee on May 28, the wife of Mr John MARSHALL, of a son.

30th

A meeting of the Loyal United Friends will hold a meeting at the school room Taradale, to form a branch of the Order.

The Hon J N WILSON will deliver a lecture this evening at the hall of the Working Men’s Club on the “Land Question in New Zealand”.

Mr A SHIELD, poundkeeper, Waikonini, inserts an impounding notice.

Mr F HUTCHINSON, Rissington, to let-200 50 300 acres ploughing and manuka clearing.

The name of Mr Hugh DONAHOE is added to the list of persons for shooting licenses.

31st

Mr SUTTON M H R, and Crs LEE, NEAL, and GRAHAM accompanied to tour of the waterworks party.

Mr LAMB has prepared the plans for Messrs RUDDOCK and FRYER’S new branch store at Hastings.

In his lecture last night Mr WILSON received an old bon mot worth repeating ………..more

Mr Alexander KENNEDY has been appointed travelling Agent for the Government Life Insurance Department.

A tutorship at a small salary is wanted by Mr McNEALE, Post Office, Auckland.

Mr J M ANDREWS, Coote Road Napier has been appointed canvassing agent for the ordinary and industrial branches of the government Life Insurance Department

Wednesday Gisborne

Whilst towing a punt at Tologa Bay on Sunday, containing goods from on board the schooner Gisborne, there was a heavy sea on the bar, and the punt swamped.

Captain SKINNER was on board the punt steering, and goods to the value of 500 pounds went down. Captain SKINNER was rescued by the men in the towing boat. A large quantity of the goods have been recovered, but heavy loss falls upon Captain SKINNER by the accident.

Auckland The Loch Ken from London, which was compelled to come into port on a stormy night without a pilot after burning a blue light for some time, was charged the usual pilotage fees, and Captain WILSON, appealed to the Harbor Board. It was eventually agreed to make the refund applied for, and to demand an explanation from the pilot on duty.

Wahanui TAONUI, and other leading kingite chiefs, hold aloof from the East Coast Land Company. Earl SHAFTSBURY and the Bishops of London are said to be amongst those interested in the London company.

A hand-ball match between MACULIFFE, of Timaru and HOGAN, of Auckland, took place today for 25 pounds a side. It was won by the former who also won a match on Saturday for 40 pounds a side. He leaves for Timaru by the Waihora.

Hibernia SMYTH of Waikomiti died today aged 80. He had been here since 1839, and was one of the pioneers in the timber industry. He made and lost a fortune in it.

Wellington. No intelligence has yet been obtained as to the missing surveyor Mr CARKEEK, who a few days ago disappeared somewhere to the northward of Tamaki.

Nelson The death is announced of Mr Henry SEYMOUR, who arrived in Nelson in 1841, and who was one of the founders of the firm lately known as N EDWARDS and Co., and now carried on as J H COCK and Co. The deceased was grandfather to Mr C Y FELL, the present Mayor, and he died in England, where he had resided for many years, aged 86. He was well known by old colonists.

Christchurch A steerage passenger on the Wanaka named James REID, from DUNEDIN, was found dead in his bunk this morning. The body was brought to Lyttelton, where an inquest will be held.

Dunedin At the meeting of the Acclimatisation Society on Monday correspondence was read concerning the shipment of salmon and trout ova received by the British King. All the ova were dead, as owing to the ice-house being close to the steering gear, which was worked by steam, the temperature had risen as high as 78 degrees.

The first tenders for perpetual leases were opened at the Land board today. Altogether one hundred sections were opened for leasing, comprising 26,000 acres situated in various districts.

 

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