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|HBH June 1 1883
Thursday Blenheim A man named Michael DONONAN was brought into town today from Waiirau Valley with his throat badly gashed and his windpipe partly severed. He had been drinking heavily, and it is believed he is suffering from delirium tremens. He disappeared on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday morning went to an accommodation house in a fearful plight. From the jagged appearance of his wounds he had apparently tried to cut his throat on a barbed wire fence. It is expected that he will recover.
Christchurch At the inquest on the body of John REID, who was found dead in his bunk on board the Wanaka a verdict was returned that the cause of death resulted from disease of the heart.
At a meeting of the Lyttelton Harbor Board today a gratuity equal to six months pay was voted to Mrs RICH, widow of one of the Boars inspectors.
An outhouse on the property of Mr JAMESON was burned down early this morning in Wellington street.
Dunedin. At the inquest of the man CANOGA, burned in the fire at Aynsbys Hotel, Mosgiel, a verdict of accidental death was returned.
VICKERS, the escapee from gaol, was captured this afternoon by Constable MELDRUM
Wanganui Louis Lyon LEVY, commission agent well known here as a trustee in a great number of insolvent estates for years past, was charged at the Resident Magistrates Court with fraudulently removing property belonging to his creditors within four months of filing.
A large and very influential meeting of settlers was held here this afternoon. Mr Freeman, R JACKSON in the chair. Messrs BUCHANAN and BEETHAM, of Wairarapa, made long and interesting statements as the the operations of the Wellington Meat Export Company. Mr R PHARAZYN also resolved on his motion that all settlers in the district do all that they can to assist the company.
Timaru-Friday Out of a number of applicants. Dr DREW, of Dunedin, was today appointed resident surgeon of the Waimate Hospital.
Dunedin-Friday A six roomed house at Kaikorai suburb was burned this morning. It was valued at 300 pounds and was insured for 200 pounds in the Standard Office and 160 pounds in Scottish Imperial. It was unoccupied, and the owner George MORAN, lived on an adjoining section. The police are making inquiries.
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The Hastings and Taradale Ploughing Match Association
The first annual ploughing match under the auspices of the now United Hastings and Taradale Associations was held yesterday in a paddock at Puketapu, kindly lent by Mr J HESLOP.
On the whole, however, excellent work was done, especially by the single farrow ploughs. The judges were:- Messrs J MARSHALL, J McINTYRE , W MACDONALD, J GILLIGAN, J ELLIOTT.
After long and careful consideration they gave first place to W PULFORD, but Upsall GREYS work was so excellent that some thought he should have received the first prize.
Other competitors were:- W PULFORD-Taradale, U G GRAY-Hastings,
W LINCOLN-Hastings, H PULFORD-Clive, C COD-Redclyffe, G FROST-Hastings,
J RAMSAY-Omahu, J BARNES-Hastings,S GRAHAM-Puketapu, George TODD-Puketapu,
John PRIOR-Petane, A WELLWOOD-Hastings, R GUTTERSON-Hastings, T RAMSAY-Omahu,
A MONK-Patangata, F ULPH-Clive, S PENDER-Redclyffe, Mr BROWNs special
The Dinner In the evening the members of the Association
and their friends, to the number of about sixty, sat down to dinner at
the Greenmeadows Hotel. Mr Mc CARTNEY almost surpassed himself,
and placed on the tables a repast of the most plentiful and refined character.
Mr RYMER occupied the chair and Mr WELLWOOD the vice-chair.
On the fourth page is Archbishop VAUGHANs Prayer.
Sir Wm and Lady JERVOIS embark at the Spit this afternoon.
Mr Angus McKAY has received an appointment under government as an Inspector of public works on the Napier railway.
Today is fixed for the election of borough auditors. The contest, it is generally believed, will be between Messrs BROOKING, BANNER, and GIRDLESTONE, though Messrs GARNER, P BEAR and C E WILLIAMS are also candidates.
The annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon was prolonged till dusk, and would probably have been continued till long after dark had it not been brought to an abrupt conclusion by the fire-bell, at the first sound of which there was general stampede.
The Rev Edward ROBERTSHAW desires to acknowledge the receipt of the following sums towards the fund for Mrs WILSON. J HARDING- ORINGI RUN G R HUTCHINGS S JENSEN R E HARPER S HUTCHINGS G COLEMAN J TIPPEN
Auckland-Thursday The Mayor (Mr J M CLARKE) and Dr CAMPBELL left by the Waihora today for Wellington on business connected with the Rotorua Railway.
Tin ore has been found at the Whangarei Heads today.
This afternoon the business of the Mutual Fire and Marine business Company was taken over by the Union Insurance Company of New Zealand.
The report respecting Mr THOMAS, chemist, being missing proved to be incorrect.
Sir George GREY has arrived in Auckland and proposes to
deliver an address this week in the Theatre Royal, to the people of Auckland,
on the principles which should guide them in founding their public library.`
An alarm of fire was raised yesterday afternoon, and caused a great deal of temporary excitement. An assistant in Mr S HOOPERs shop was lighting the oil-gas lamps used there, Prompt measures were, however taken to extinguish the flames, before the The Fire Brigade (which arrived on the sport very smartly) could get its hose to bear. The damage done was slight.
Persons having claims against the late Joseph TORR are requested to forward to Mr H J TWIGG.
Tenders invited by the High School Board of Governors for leasing two divisions of lot 4, section 90, Clyde road Napier.
The Napier Gas Company invite tenders for the supply or ironmongery for the year ending June 30 1884.
William Eugene HUGO, barman has filed declaration of his inability to meet his engagements with his creditors.
The partnership hitherto subsisting between James TROUP and John PATTINSON, butchers, Woodville, has been dissolved by mutual consent.
Mr John ORR, Port Ahuriri, has for sale very superior
variety of early seed potatoes.
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Nominations for the Hawkes Bay steeplechase will close with Mr LUCKIE, the Secretary, at the Criterion Hotel on Tuesday evening next.
Mr J BENNETT invites tenders for painting the Atheneum at Hastings.
Mr J A CUNNUNGHAM announces himself as a candidate to represent the Petane Riding in the Hawkes Bay County Council.
An emergency meeting of the Victoria Lodge of Freemasons will be held at 2 oclock this afternoon in the Masonic Hall, Munroe street, for the purpose of attending the funeral of the late Bro Charles RAVEN.
A complimentary dinner was given last evening at the Crown Hotel, Spit, to Captain MALONEY, late of the Boojum, on his departure for Melbourne. Host BELL provided a capital repast.****abridged by Elaine.
The picture by NECHTER, presented to the Auckland citizens by Sir George GREY, has been it is stated, in his family upwards of 200 years, and was painted to the order of one of his ancestors. Mr MacKELVIE, of London, has more pictures which he has brought to the Auckland Art Gallery.
Mr J M DARGAVILLE M H R has resigned his seat at the Board of Education.
The prize money of the late coursing meeting was paid over tonight. Mr W F BUCKLAND headed the list with 17pounds 10s.
Mr J G WILSON M H R., for Wellington Country Districts, addressed his Karori constituents tonight.
HBH June 2nd 1883
I have heard of a sad death in child-bed at Hampden, which
occurred on Wednesday morning. A Mrs Sarah WOOD, living at some distance
from neighbours, gave birth to twins, one still-born, about 3 am. Her
husband wanted to go for assistance, but at the earnest request of his
wife, who did not like to be left, refrained. The poor woman, however,
began to get worse, and at 9 oclock her son, a lad, was despatched
by his father for assistance, the latter remaining with his wife at her
repeatedly expressed wish. Before any assistance could reach the unfortunate
womans residence she sank and died. An inquest was held the following
day at Hampden, before Dr TODD, when the jury returned a verdict of Death
in child-bed. A rider was added, exonerating the husband from all
DEATH RAVEN-At Napier, on May 31st, Charles RAVEN, aged 62 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Dickens-street, at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Birth Ref H.Bay Herald-Page 2. June 2 1883 MASON-At Hawera,
on the 31st of May, the wife of John MASON, of a daughter
At the Native Land Courts, Cambridge, Mr GWYNNE, surveyor, would not produce a plan, as the survey had not been paid for. The Judge ordered that production of the plan under penalty. Mr Gwynne then submitted. In future recalcitrants will be fined 20 pounds for each non-appearance.
Opunake-Saturday Mr COURTNEY is going home unofficially with the view of inducing emigration to this part of the colony.
Wellington. A fire broke out in an unoccupied cottage in Adelaide road at 2 oclock this morning, owned by Mr John BLANDFORD, which was destroyed. The fire then spread to an adjoining cottage, occupied by Mrs SCOONES and family, which was also destroyed.
Mr CARKEEK, the missing surveyor, has turned up all right at Urenui,, near Taranaki, where he had gone.
HARRINGTON, of Riverton, not having replied to HEARNS previous terms, HEARN now offers to row him 3 ½ miles in Wellington Harbor for 100 pounds a side, and to allow 24 pounds for expenses.
An application to the Appeal Court by Mr E SHAW to have the name of Mr F S STAITE, formerly of Palmerston North, restored to the roll of barristers and solicitors, was opposed by Mr CHAPMAN on behalf of the Law Society, and was refused.
The Albion Companys battery at Terawhiti being now nearly ready, while the tramway for convening the stone from the mine will take several weeks to complete, the company has undertaken to crush 200 tons of stone from the Golden Crown Companys claim as soon as ever the battery is in working order.
A new Commission of the Peace has been prepared, and now awaits the Governors signature. A good many names of present justices are omitted, and notice has been sent to them to prevent them acting until the commission is signed. Amongst them is Mr P MOELLER, of the Occidental. The Government inform him that they have determined that it is undesirable than any holder of a publicans license should be in the Commission of the Peace, but that should he at any time cease to hold such a license they will be glad to re-appoint him.
Christchurch At a large and influential meeting of stock
owners and others it was resolved to establish another refrigerating company,
to be called The Interprovincial Freezing and Storage Company of
New Zealand (limited.
Petane Cricket Club
Auckland Information has been received of the drowning on Thursday last of Captain JAMES of the cutter Wave, on her voyage from Mercury Bay to Suva. It appears that the deceased was knocked overboard by the cutter jibing suddenly and the boom striking him in the back. Every effort was made to recover him without success. An hour was occupied in the search. JAMES was formerly a pilot at Kaipara Heads. Deceased leaves a wife and six children.
The Hospital Committee have now undertaken the management of the old Mens Refuge. This is one of the institutions benefited by the late Mr COSTLEYS bequests.
The Auckland Agricultural Company are cutting up the Horohoro, Te Rau, Okoroiri, and other blocks, consisting in all of some 40,000 acres, into suitably sized sections for intending settlers. Mr Thos RUSSELL has undertaken to float them on the market at Home on his return.
The Education Board have commenced the experiment of a practising school with fifty children in the Wellesley street East school.
Bishop COWIE delivered the inaugural address to the Auckland Institute tonight to a good audience. Professors BROWN, THOMAS, and TUCKER, of the Auckland University, were elected members.
Wellington Mr J G WILSON, the member for the Wellington County Districts, addressed his constituents in the various counties.
A well attended meeting of subscribers to the Telephone Exchange was held in the Chamber of Commerce today, Mr J E NATHAN in the chair.
Christchurch By the Hauroto sixty young draught horses were shipped to Sydney
Timaru Mr POSTETHWAITE, M H R addressed his constituents at Geraldine on Friday night.
Dunedin George MORAN, whose unoccupied house was burned down at Kaikorai on Friday, has been arrested for arson.
Out of the twenty one public houses in Dunedin South, the police reported that only one, the Provincial, kept closed on Sundays.
The Premier Company of Arrow have sent down a cake of 18 ¼ ounces of gold obtained from 111 tons of stone.
The Tipperary Company have washed up 162 ounces of retorted gold.
Professor BLACK reports on the samples of spirits and beer supplied to him from the city hotels by the police for analysis that all the samples of whisky and brandy, with one exception, have been reduced after distillation, some to a very large extent.
A seven roomed house and shop at Ocean Beach, owned by Mr PATTESON, and occupied by Mr Clifford WILLLIAMS, has been burned down.
Mr Julius THOMAS The Vagabond, lectured here tonight to over 500 people at the Lyceum Hall.
Ivercargilll A four roomed cottage in North Invercargill
was burned down this morning. It was owned by Mr R SEXTON.
HBH June 6 1883
A six roomed house at Pukekoe, the property of Mr Thomas HOGAN was burned down last night.
At a meeting of the Acclimatisation Society it was decided to request the government to discontinue the destruction of rabbits at Raglan by means of poisoned grain.
At a meeting of Volunteer officers last night Col LYONS presiding, a resolution was passed inviting the volunteers of the Auckland Volunteer and Militia district under the command of the late Major WITHERS to subscribe to a fund for placing a monumental stone over his grave. Lieut CLIFTON, of the Hobsons, was appointed Secretary.
Alfred FIRTH a young English tourist was drowned at Ohinemutu yesterday.
TAWHIAO, with three hundred horsemen, has arrived at Maketu.
Blenheim A stable, grainery, and machine sheds, belonging to Mr Langley ADAMS were burned this morning. Nothing was saved.
Wellington A man named PARNELL was today committed for trial for the robbery of a watch and chain from the person of a young man named Geoffrey MORTON.
Greymouth The Westland Education Board have resolved to take proceedings against members of the Hokitika School Committee for assaulting Inspector SMITH while acting on instructions from the Board.
Nelson A woman who is not yet fully identified was found dead on the Boulder Bank, near Whakapuaka Bluff, on Saturday afternoon. The woman in question has been staying at the Suburban North Hotel for ten days and on Friday went for a walk. Her purse was found at the hotel. It is though to be a case of suicide.
Auckland Re Telegraph Exchange Messrs J E NATHAN, J B HARCOURT, E T GILLON, H F WHEELER, C D ZOHRAB, T K MACDONALD were appointed a deputation to interview the Commisioner of Telegraphs on the subject of exchange opening all night.
Excitement at Carterton through the arrest of ELI, THOMAS, and Joseph STRAWBRIDGE, farmers of Waihakeke, on suspicion of being concerned with the recent robberies of drapery and boots found in their possession, some of which have been identified.
A six roomed house at Newtown, owned by the Equitable Building Society, and occupied by a family named FULTON, was burned down early this morning.
Dunedin George WILSON, a saloon passenger by the Indian Empire, died of consumption shortly after the Indian Empires arrival. Deceased was in delicate health when leaving England.
Charge of Rape was preferred by Mrs Marion PRANGLEY against a young man named Mc ILDOE, of Gisborne. Mrs PRANGLEY was married to a man named JOY in Auckland, living with him for about a month. She teaches music and crewel work, and admitted receiving visits from gentlemen friends, and taking a little whisky with them occasionally. The prisoner entered her house after midnight in company with another man, who, in his evidence, states Mrs PRANGLEY wanted 5 pound to allow him to stay till morning. The evidence of the prosecutrix went to show that she was criminally assaulted against her will. The accused was committed for trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court at Gisborne.
The Gisborne shareholders in the Mutual Fire and Marine Insurance Company are very indignant with the directors in transferring the interests of the company to the Union Company on their own responsibility.
Mr Duncan HEPBURN, brickmaker, was elected yesterday a member of the Borough Council, 226 votes being recorded for him. His opponent, Mr Willoughby BRASSEY, solicitor, only received 140 votes.
Local It is notified that Messrs John MURRAY, Norman CAMPBELL,
William Warrand CARLILE, Thomas MOORE, Charles HALL have been elected members of the Woodville road Board.
Land Transfer Act Notice Advertisement No 865
Whereas, EMILY FISHER, of Palmerston, widow, the registered
proprietress of lot 35 of suburban Section 33, Woodville, has applied
to me in terms of clause 104 of the Land Transfer Act to issue to her
a provisional Certificate of title in lieu of Certificate of title (vol
6, fol. 245). Which has been destroyed by fire. I hereby give notice of
my intention to issue such Provisional Certificate at the expiration of
fourteen days after the date of the Gazette, containing this notice.
The settlers of the Petane district are indebted to Mr W VILLERS for another boon. Mr VILLERS recently applied for the establishment of a telephone station at Petane. A guarantee being required Mr VILLERS offered to become the surety offered for the receipts covering the expenses, and the Telegraph Department has agree to establish the station.
At the Resident Magistrates Court yesterday, before Mr T K NEWTON J P.,
Honi MANINA charged with being drunk at Hastings.
Charles William DAWSON charged on information of Detective GRACE with forging and uttering a cheque on the Bank of New Zealand, Napier-purporting to be drawn by John CHAMBERS. Remanded.
A considerable block of land, extending all round Makatoku,
is gazetted as Crown land, and can therefore be dealt with by the Land
Board. It would be well if the land were cut up, and sold as soon as possible.
It would now meet with ready sale, and a permanent settlement might be
made at Makatoku, but if the Board waits until the line is carried through
to Tahoraite the land will be practically unsaleable, and Makatoku will
be all but deserted.
The Puketapu Licensing Committee has issued a license for a public house at Puketapu, but has refused the renewal of the license held by Mr KING for the Pohui accommodation house. There will now be no hotel between Petane and Tarawera. Kings house is certainly unfitted to be licensed, for it is little better than several whares thrown together, but it is to be regretted that it has been found necessary to close the only licensed house on such a long stretch of road. All other licenses in the district have been renewed.
The Rev F E Telling SIMCOX acknowledges for receipt of
the following addition subscriptions to the BRAYBROOfund:-
At the Waipawa Magistrates Court before Captain PREECE R.M.
The following cases were heard and disposed of.
Charles CROXTON and Albert SEBLEY, two lads, charged under the Police Ordinance with interrupting a congregation of worshippers, at the Waipawa Methodist Church, by tying tin vessel to a dogs tail and thrusting the animal into the church during divine service on Sunday, May 20th. The evidence of an accomplice, apparently as much older as he was taller, was taken, and proved the committal of the offence. Both defendants were fined 3 pound and costs, or 14 days imprisonment as an alternative.
Emmanuel EDWARDS, better known as Ginger, charged with having stolen a suit of clothes and 12 pounds, the property of Murdoch McLELLAN, from a house at Hampden. The evidence of Messrs McLELLAN, GLENNY, and of Constable BROSNAHAN was taken.
Overseas news. The death is announced of Captain WARD R.N., of Slingsby, Yorkshire, at the advanced age of ninety-three. Captain WARD was one of the very few surviving officers who took part in the battle of Trafalgar. He was a midshipman on board the Victory.
Dr MITTENDORF, of Berlin, in a paper on Myopia,
records the case of a fine horse that became intractable, and an examination
proved it to be suffering from near-sightedness. The owner, had a pair
of spectacles made for it, and it became as tractable as ever. This curious
anecdote is vouched for by the learned doctor.
One of the buildings at Messrs KNOWLES and Cos Hikutoto
boiling down works was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. The
origin of the fire is a complete mystery. The cooper, TUFT, left everything
safe at half past 8 oclock, there being no fire in the place since
noon. Two of the men VERCOE and HOLLIS, passed the building at 11 oclock,
or two hours before the fire was discovered, but everything appeared to
b safe. The carpenter, LEE, and the cooper lost all their tools.
HBH June 8 1883
Samoa-death of DELAHAYE.
In an account of the recent terrific hurricane at Samoa the correspondent of the Auckland Freemans Journal states:-
But the saddest part of all remains to be told. I refer to the awful death of one of the Marist Fathers here-the Rev Julius DELAHAYE, aged about 48 years who was living there .total account of
Marriages- HORROCKS-BROWN-On June 7th at St Pauls Cathedral Wellington, by the Ven Archdeacon THORPE, Leonard BROWNLOW, second son of Captain Charles HORROCKS (late 15th Regiment). Of Ostende, Belgium, to Alice, third daughter of W R E Brown Esq, Registrar General Wellington.
GARRARD-McCORMICK-On 7th June at St Johns Church Napier, by the Rev de Berdt HOVELL, Hatsell Chapman GERRARD, to Emily, widow of the late W C McCORMICK, of Napier.
Dunedin Papers please copy
At the Christchurch South West Licensing Meeting all the renewals were granted for 11 oclock. Mr George BOOTH, one of the committee recorded his protest against a later hour than 10 oclock.
The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency sold today
the Glynn Wye Station in the Amuri district, the property of Mr W A LAWE,
of Port Chalmers for 27,600 pounds. The terms were equal to cash. The
purchasers were Messrs RUTHERFORD Bros of Leslie and Mendip Hill Stations,
Amuri. The property consists of 8500 acres freehold, 28,000 acres absolute
leasehold, with pre-emptive right having about 14 years to run, and 20,000
acres of licenseheld back country having 10 years to run, with 18,500
good sheep, a few horses, cattle and all improvements
Dunedin-Friday George MORAN, whose unoccupied house was burnt down at Kaikorai recently, was charged with arson at the Police Court today. The evidence showed that kerosene was smelt about the burning house and that it had been spilled over part of the prisoner's clothes. He was remanded till Friday next.
A house in Sydenham, a six roomed house, owned and occupied by James NEWMAN, was burnt down.
This afternoon a girl two years old, the daughter of a laborer named HURSLEY, living at Waltham, was drowned in a tub of water, when she fell in the absence of her mother.
Timaru-Friday The Salvation Army have secured premises here, and open a twelve months' campaign on Saturday.
Mr Alpheus HAYES has received advices of the sailing,
from Novia Scotia.
Mr J A Napier has appealed against the assessment of his property, but the valuation was sustained. The assessment of Mr RYMER's property was raised from 55 to 70 pounds.
The Havelock Licensing Committee met last Thursday in
the Mechanics' Institute.
The informations laid at Carterton against Joseph and Eli STRAWBRIDGE for receiving stolen goods completely broke down and the accused were discharged.
MAKIN's sash and door factory at Feilding was burned down
The following are the Justices of the Peace for the Hawke's
HBH June 11th 1883 Sunday
(Typed completely as written in paper)
Judgment was given yesterday in a remarkable case before
the Registrar of the Supreme Court, acting for the Judge. In the beginning
of May last Arthur CLAYDEN, late immigration agent, sold to James PARK,
surveyor, a house and land mortgaged for £200. PARKs statement
was that he purchased simply for the price of the mortgage, which was
to be transferred, the land being under the Land Transfer Act. A transfer
was prepared and signed, and explained to the parties. Ten days later
CLAYDEN demanded payment of £200, explaining that his intention
had been to sell for £400, half cash, and not for the amount of
the mortgage, but as there was a mistake he offered to take back the property.
PARK refused to re-transfer, and CLAYDEN then commenced proceedings under
sections 140 and 141 of the Land Transfer Act, claiming to have the transfer
annulled. The evidence as to the value of the property was conflicting.
For PARK the evidence was that in comparison with the price paid for adjoining
property £200 was a fair price, while for CLAYDEN evidence was given
to its being worth £400. It was not alleged that PARK had acted
otherwise than in good faith. CLAYDEN said he was so fully impressed with
the conviction that the monetary consideration was to be £200 (besides
the mortgage) that he paid no attention to the terms of the transfer,
in which the consideration was stated to be 10s. When the sum was mentioned
to him he imagined it to be a fee that PARK had to pay. The evidence and
legal arguments were voluminous. The Registrar decided that neither party
understood the other, and that as neither consented to the same thing
there was no contract. It was not the case for rectification of contract,
but for the cancellation of the same. The position of the parties had
not been so altered with respect to the land as to preclude their being
replaced in their former position. As there had been no dealings with
the land, and CLAYDEN had sought redress speedily, the transfer would
be set aside and its registration cancelled. In consequence of CLAYDENS
carelessness the Registrar ordered him to pay the costs of the summons
and the transfer.
Wairoa County Meeting held Wednesday, 6th June 1883. Present Mr GEMMELL (Chairman) Messrs CARROLL, DUFF, MALONEY, McLEAN, SHAW, SIM, STRACHAN.
Correspondence read from:- Mr BECKER-Mohaka,Mr RHAIL
From the Surveyor-General, Wellington, saying that the Government could not expend any of the part $1500 for the Ohuku-Waikaremoana road in repairing the same.
The following tenders were accepted:-
A telegram was received when the Council was sitting,
stating that the Public Works Minister had agreed to re construct the
Awatere bridge, damaged by floods, under clause 18 of the Road and Bridges
There appears to be no doubt as to the excellent prospects obtained at the new rush at Scotch-mans terrace, north of Barrytown. Several returned miners washed prospects from ALLENs claim, yielding from four to eight pennyweights to the dish. Letters have also been received in town confirming the statement. A good many miners are flocking there from Rimu and Kumera.
This morning a fire broke out in the premises of Mr Thomas JACOBS, linen-draper, Colombo street, near Cathedral square. It rapidly spread to Fountain BARBERS booksellers shop, on the south side, and to STEWARTs fruiterers shop on the north, also to GLASSONS small hairdressers shop in Cathedral square. There was some delay getting the fire engines to work, but as the buildings were of wood and old they could scarcely be saved. The premises were under a long lease to Frederick HOBBS, the occupants being his sub-tenants. The upper portion of fountain BARBERs place was occupied by the Young Mens Christian Association; no one lived on the premises.
BARBER is insured for $300 in the London, Liverpool, and Globe; he estimates his loss at $1000. GLASSON is insured for $80 on the Australian Mercantile Union; he estimates his loss at $100; STEWART is uninsured; he estimates his loss at $50.
It is stated that an attempt to burn a cottage on SCOTTs road was made on Friday night. Mr SIMMONS and wife and six children were in bed, when Mrs SIMMONS heard the crackling of weather boards. The fire was extinguished with the help of some neighbours around, who saw that the weatherboards had been saturated with kerosene. The house is insured for $150 in the National and Union. SIMMONs furniture is uninsured.
Dunedin-Sunday Jas DICK, a boatman in the employ of the Harbor Board, while proceeding to the Heads on Saturdaya on horseback was thrown from his horse and killed.
A number of the constituents of Mr FISH M.H.R., met on Saturday to arrange for a banquet to him prior to his departure for Wellington.
The civil business of the Supreme Court will commence on Friday, if not earlier.
T K NEWTON v W U BURKE is fixed for hearing on Friday before a special jury.
The other actions entered are:-
PEDDLE v STEVENS (new trial) special jury.
BEGG v TYNE, common jury
BLACKBURN v Northern Insurance Company, special jury;
DAVIDSON and IRVINE v ROBJOHNS, special jury.
Birth SIDDELLS- At Port Ahuriri, on June 7th, the wife of Mr James SIDDELLS, of a son.
Death MOGRIDGE-At Napier, on the 9th June, after a long
and painful illness, Charles Samuel, second son of Mr C MOGRIDGE, of Napier,
aged 25 years. Deeply regretted.The funeral will
leave his late residence, Dickens Street, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3 p.m.
Mr STEWART, C E., consulting engineer to the Borough council, is now in Napier, the special object of his visit being to inspect and report upon the waterworks plant.
Messrs T TANNER, and J A CUNNINGHAM are the only gentlemen nominated for the vacancy in the representation of Petane in the H B County Council.
In accordance with the new instructions lately issued, the Union Steamship Companys steamers leaving here on Saturdays will only call at Gisborne every alternated week. The Tarawera, due here from the south next Saturday, will proceed direct to Auckland.
There are many funny ways to make advertisement catch the eye, but the following wanted, which we extract from the Thames Advertiser, deserves special notice:- Wanted-A good all round girl with a backbone, neither square, angular, or limp. No ladies need apply to Mrs P E CHEAL, Parawai.
Parihaka was a bloodless victory, but it has
since cost at least one life, Mr C S MOGRIDGE, of the Telegraph Department,
who died on Saturday night, was one of the Volunteers at Parihaka, and
lying in a tent he caught a severe cold, which settled on his chest, and
ultimately caused his death.
Grain and Root Show The annual show in connection with the Agricultural and Pastoral Society was held in Messrs HOADLEY, LYON and Cos store on Saturday.
Entrys from:- Mr RAMSAY-a bag of White Canadians
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HBH June 12 1883
Dr FAULKNER has a new residence situated in King St Hastings Reflects great credit on the builder Joshua BENNETT, being both commodious and tasteful. Thirteen rooms, in some which South Kensington wall paper appears in amicable rivalry with our native woods. Mantelpiece of honeysucke and rimu with judicious combination. Mr D McLEOD is building shop next to Mr FOREMANs for the New Zealand Clothing Factory. Close to the railway station a two roomed building is being constructed by Mr TONG for Mr GENERAL. The larger room being sacred to billiards, smaller one being a polling place, i.e. a hair dressing saloon.
Hooray more hair dressing. A saloon is being built by Mr COOKE, nearly opposite the church, for Mr JACOBI.
I had thought of writing a Hastings Directory, but find I cant as the names of the streets are not up yet. Suffice to say that houses are springing up like mushrooms in all directions, that notwithstanding the demands we are making upon it the bush holds out nobly, and that two and a half inch nails are still to be had.
There was a well attended meeting of the Ormondville settlers on Tuesday evening. Mr J SKINNER kindly gave the use of the hall for the occasion. Mr J OLEARY was requested to take the chair, and he proceeded to do so amidst laughter and applause.
The Chairman opened the meeting (and for him a short address), in which he stated the purpose for the called meeting. To consider what were the most pressing wants of the district, and to inform Mr SMITH M H R., who had promised to do what he could to have these wants satisfied.
The Bridge Hotel at Waitara was burnt down between 2 and 3 oclock this morning. TUTTY, the proprietor, had recently sold his lease to PROSSER, late of Hawera, and was to have handed over the premises today. TUTTY had, however, moved out of the hotel with his family on Saturday, and PROSSER was in the house. The only insurance is 300 pounds in the New Zealand office of the building, which is owned by BROOKING. Nothing was saved.
The wife of Mr Alfred LEVY J.P., well known in Napier,
died yesterday of consumption.
A man went to the Shakespeare hotel and stated that Christie the landlord assaulted him.
His evidence was corroborated by that of a friend who was with him, and by an independent witness. Two witnesses, REILLY and SEYMOUR, corroborated CHRISTIES evidence. It was alleged they had committed perjury, and they had been committed for trial. The Grand Jury then retired.
The following True Bills were found:- George JONES-arson
Resident Magistrate's Court Yesterday before Captain PREECE
Resident Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE R.M.,
There will be no sitting of the Supreme Court today for
hearing causes. His honor will pass sentence on three prisoners at 110
o'clock this morning, and the Court will then adjourn until tomorrow,
when the civil case of BEGG v TYNE will be taken without a jury. On Friday
the special case of NEWTON v BURKE will be commenced. On Monday PEDDLE
v STEVENS, also a special jury case. It is his Honor's intention to proceed
to Gisborne by the Taiaroa on Tuesday, calling on his way back to hear
the three adjourned indictments for perjury, and the civil actions-
On Sunday last Bishop NEVILLLE admitted the Rev T CALLAGHAN as a priest of the Church of England. He formerly belonged to the Church of Rome.
The alleged assault cases arising out of the recent disorderly meeting of the South Dunedin Borough council came up today at the R.M. Court. Mr B THORP, a ratepayer, who took the minute book from the Mayor, was fined 40s and costs. The charge against Councillor CLARK was dismissed, and against Councillor APPLEBY was withdrawn.
An enquiry was begun here today, before the Resident Magistrate and two nautical assessors, into the stranding of the steamer Hawea, at the mouth of the Waitara river on 9th May last. After hearing evidence the enquiry was adjourned till Thursday.
Forgery Ralph CRAWFORD-pleaded guilty to forging a cheque
for $7, purporting to be drawn by H A LAMBERT on the Bank of Australasia.
Bestiality George ALLISON was indicted for bestiality at Matamau. The evidence, was unfit for publication. The prisoner denied the charge, and stated that the chief witness BAIN, had invented the story to satisfy an old grudge. The jury after an hour's retirement, returned a verdict of not guilty, and prisoner was discharged.
Perjury Te WHATU was indicted for having committed perjury
in the hearing of a case at Wairoa.
A Man named Henry COOK was committed for trial by the Takaka Bench for bigamy. It is alleged that he is 1868 at Takaka to be married to Ann HAMMOND, said now to be living in Wellington, and in 1880, under the name of Henry Cook WILKINSON, married a widow named SHERE.
The Supreme Court criminal sessions will open on Friday before Judge RICHMOND, with five cases for trial. They are
DAVIDSON and Mrs GRAMMATTICS-for murder
BEGG v TYNE fixed for tomorrow will be decided by the Chief Justice sitting alone, the parties having decided to dispense with a jury.
One of the prisoners charged with assault at Taupo yesterday laughed when he heard his name. I am Tangata te KINO, he said, with a chuckle. The name, being interpreted signified Bad Man-not an appropriate appellation for a prisoner in the Supreme Court.
Local Mr S HOOPER has just lost a horse from a curious
cause. When his shop was being re-papered last week, some arsenic was
mixed with the paste for the benefit of any rats who might regard the
paste as a dainty specially provided for them. The paperhanger afterwards
washed his brush in a tub of water standing in the yard. The horse drank
the water was very ill and died the next day.
A barn and stable on the farm of John BAIRD, Centre Bush,
was burned down on Saturday night. Three horses perished in the flames,
and a large quantity of seed and harness was destroyed. The building was
insured for 300 pounds, but there was nothing on the contents, and the
loss is estimated at 600 pounds above the insurance. There is no clue
as to the origin of the fire.
HBH June 14 1883
Death PITINI-At Waimarama, on the 9th inst, Hikapuku, daughter of Te Waaka PITINI, of Coromandel.
Section 44 Woodville, is reserved as a site for a Court House.
Letters of naturalisation have been issued to Neils Johan BERNSTEN, Danevirke, and Andreas Carl Christian RAMLOSE, Blackburn.
A foot race for $50 a side will take place on Saturday afternoon at the recreation ground between Mr W POOLE of Napier, and Mr WILLLIAMS, of Taupo.
Resident Magistrate Court yesterday- Thomas ROBINSON for drunkenness. Fined 5s with usual alternative.
Lieut PELL has sent in his resignation as an officer of the Artillery Volunteers.
Following deeds have been submitted to Captain PREECE,
Returning Officer for the Borough, Mr CULLEN, yesterday declared Mr COHEN to be duly elected a Councillor of the Borough.
The Supreme Court sat for a few minutes yesterday morning when his Honor passed sentence upon Ralph CRAWFORD for forgery and Tangata te KINO and Te Kuro RUTENE for malicious assault. CRAWFORD sentenced to four years' penal servitude, His Honor remarking that the prisoner had been previously convicted, and a light punishment could not be imposed. The two Maoris were each sentenced to twelve months' penal servitude.
The Wellington Post says-A few days ago it was our painful
duty to record the dismissal of a volunteer from the force for misconduct.
No 30 Private Jonnes STEIS, of the Wellington City Rifle Volunteers. This
was consequent on his conviction by the Civil Powers for obtaining goods
under false pretences.
Resident Magistrates Court before Captain PREECE R.M.
Ann CROWLEY-further remanded on a charge of lunacy
Emily HARVEY-charged with false pretences from R ROBINSON-presented a cheque purporting to be from A WADDELLL and received $ 12s in change. His Worship in sentencing the prisoner to 21 days hard labor, commented strongly upon the carelessness shown by the prosecutor, in taking the cheque, which on the face of it was valueless.
Sister May JOSEPH has received instructions to remove from Meanee to the Wanganui district, where she take charge of two other sisters appointed to labor among the Maoris in a wild tract of country sixty miles up the Wanganui River ..more
Mr E J MOUNTIER, the counter clerk in the Napier Electric Telegraph Office is to be removed to Gisborne. He will be succeeded by the present counter clerk at Auckland.
Mass will be celebrated at Ormondville on Sunday next, at 11 a.m., when the new Catholic Church will be opened for divine service.
Advert. No 930 Mare lost or stolen- return to T TAYLOR, HOLTs Sawmills.
Ad 705 Inserted by Arthur SHIELD Trespassers notice- On WAIKONINI Estate will be prosecuted
HBH June 16 1883
A man named CHALMAS, working for Mr Hastings, painter,
of Hastings, was driving to Maraekakaho on Thursday when the horse jibbed,
and eventually kicked and injured the driver's leg very badly, causing
a compound committed fracture. Dr FAULKNOR, of Hastings, set the sufferer's
leg, and last night he was brought to town by the train and was sent to
A man named CHALMAS,(****note spelling is it meant to be CHALMERS?) was working for Mr HASYINGS, painter of Hastings, was driving to Maraekakaho on Thursday when the horse jibbed, and eventually kicked and injured the drivers leg very badly causing a compound fracture, Dr FAULKNOR, of Hastings, set the sufferers leg, and last night he was brought into town by the train and was sent to hospital.
A running match between two amateurs-
Wynn WILLIAMS of Taupo, and W POOLE of Napier.
Messrs W MILLER and F BROWN have consented to act as judges.
Mr MAYO as referee, and Mr COE as starter.
HBH June 18 1883
Birth Williams At Sealy Road, Napier, on the 17th June, the wife of N WILLIAMS, of a daughter.
Gisborne-Saturday The total quantity of wool exported from Cook County during the season just closed is 3625 bales. Last year the quantity was 2926 bales, showing an increase of 699 bales.
Tauranga-Saturday Judge WILSON has entered into an agreement with a Tauranga Company to work the Sulphur of White Island. The capital is to be $10,000. It is considered that the premises already erected here will manufacture thirteen hundred tons in the year.
Auckland-Saturday At a meeting of the Board of Education
today the Grafton School disputes were again considered. After having
read the evidence in the recent enquiry, they recommend that Mr TALBOT
be removed to another school. The ground of this recommendation would
be embarrassing to Mr TALBOT himself, and to the scholars, if he were
allowed to resume teaching in the school. The Chairman said application
might not be well grounded, but it was clear that if Mr TALBOT was not
a proper person to teach in the Grafton road school he should be removed.
There will be a case of more than ordinary interest before the Resident Magistrates Court this morning.
Dr de LISLE, the one time advocate in the Borough council of the abolition of nuisances, is summoned by the Inspector of nuisances for having two dangerous nuisances on his premises. Dr de Lisle contends there is no nuisances and no danger, and intends to fight the case to the bitter end.
The Rev F E Telling SIMCOX acknowledges with thanks the
following subscriptions to the BRAYBROOKE fund:-
The Rev F E Telling SIMCOX acknowledges with thanks the
following subscriptions to the BRAYBROOKE fund:-
HBH June 19th 1883
It is stated that Mr Thomas HILL, Collector of Customs, who left by the Hinemoa for Wellington, will be temporarily stationed at Christchurch, being relieved by Mr Henry McKellar, of Wellington, at Auckland.
Major Te WHEORO M.H.R., leaves by the Hawea today for Wellington.
Wellington The Rev R COFFEY preached at St Marks Church last night on the Salvation Army, and begged his congregation to have nothing to do with it.
A fire broke out in Abel Smith Street owned and occupied by Mr LAWRENCE. The fire spread rapidly to an adjoining 5 roomed cottage owned and occupied by Captain SHORT of the Comet, Mr and Mrs SHORT were absent from Wellington at the time of the fire.
Mr PROUSE cottage also damaged but not severe and contents were able to be removed. Mrs MEARS-cottage also damaged by fire.
Nelson-Sunday A man named CARLSON-a seaman on board the Hawea was charged with wounding Mr ROSS, second mate of that vessel with a doghook.
Lyell murder case still proceeding-with ten witnesses
still to be called.
Births SIMCOX-At Porangahau, on June 18th, the wife of the Rev F E Telling SIMCOX, of a son.
WALKER-At Napier, on the 18th June, the wife of Charles E WALKER, of a son.
The Rev H WATSON, of the Church of England, preached a sermon on the Salvation Army yesterday.
Dr Von HAAST has received $30 from the German Society of Hokitika towards the Rhine inundation relief fund.
The Wakitipu takes the following members tonight:-Messrs V PYKE, POSTLETHWAITE, SHRIMSKI, TAIAROA, J R BROWN, J HOLMES, WHITE, THOMSON, Mc ILWRAITH, CALLAGHAN, ALLWRIGHT, Mc MILLAN, J GREEN, Mc KENZIE, and WILSON.
Jas SWINDLE was today fine $10, or in default one month's imprisonment, for practising as a Solicitor.
The inquiry into the recent goods shed fire was opened today, and will be continued tomorrow.
The manufacturing confectioners of Dunedin have agreed
to raise the price of confectionery.
At the Supreme Court the murder case is still proceeding. Mrs GRAMMATICA was examined at great length. She stated in her evidence at the inquest on the body of Denis QUINLAN was incorrect. She alleges that she feared to tell the whole facts, but claims to have made a clean breast of it now. She says that she saw the prisoner DAVIDSON stab QUINLAN in the breast ..more
A fire broke out at 3 o'clock this morning in the stable of GRIFFIN and Sons, Albion street. The fire had a good hold before the alarm was given, but with a good supply of water it was soon got under.
Parliamentary Legislative council Tuesday 19 Met at 2.30 pm.
Revised Statues A number of bills, prepared by the Statue Revision Commisioners, were read a first time.
First Reading The Married Woman's Property Bill (Mr WHITAKER) was read a first time.
House of Representatives Also met at 2.30 p.m. Notices of Questions and motions were given.
At the coursing meeting today a spectator named WALSH was thrown from his horse on to his head and severely injured. He was brought into town for medical attendance. A farmer named JOHNSON also received injuries by a fall at the meeting.
The South Dunedin Borough council had another rowdy meeting last night. The Mayor Mr OSMOND left the Council Chambers under police escort, and crowd followed hooting.
Invercargill A Telegram from The Elbow states that C PALMER,
the mailman between that place and Mararoaa, has been drowned in Elm Tree
Creek. The deceased is presumably the same person as the driver referred
to by the "Vagabond" in the late account of his trip from "The
Elbow" to Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau.- He writes:-"Our young
mailman is the most decent fellow who ever drove a horse. He says not
word which might not be repeated in a drawing room. He is quiet, courteous,
and civil, but cunning in handling the ribbons, and I am not at all surprised
to learn that, light and inoffensive as he looks, he is the best man at
The Plumpton Ground Company offer ten shillings each for live hares delivered at Templeton.
A boy, the son of Mr T S WESTON, was making gunpowder when the canister exploded, inflicting nasty wounds on his face and hands.
Mr John HOLMES has given the Agricultural and Pastoral Association five guineas for a prize of boots. Five guineas for woollen clothing, and three guineas for knitted woollen apparel.
Messrs T S WESTON and Allan HOLMES were examiners for the half yearly applicants for examination for barristers and solicitors for admission to the New Zealand bar.
Timaru In the divorce case of Strongwork MORRISON v Caroline MORRISON and John O'SHEA- a petition for dissolution of marriage- a rule nisi was granted.
In the case against Thomas NEWELL, for placing stones on the railway line-medical evidence given that he was insane-case to be brought up next Supreme Court.
Robert INNES-guilty of arson-three years penal servitude.
Frank ROSSITER-found not guilty of attempted rape
Hawke's Bay At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE R.M., RAWHIRA, a native charged with stealing a coat and vest-from Mr E BLACKWELL, tailor, Hastings Street. After hearing evidence convicted to six month's hard labor in prison.
Civil cases dealt with:- in all cases judgment given for
the plaintiffs with costs.
A very handsome trophy was presented by H S TIFFEN as a prize for the Canary and Poultry Association.
First copy of the War Cry, the organ of the Salvation Army. We don't want to receive any subsequent issues. Blasphemy is painful to listen to; it is more painful when put in print.
The Rev David RODGERS, late assistant to the Rev D SIDEY in Napier, was on Wednesday last ordained and inducted to the pastorate of the Presbyterian congregation of the Upper and Lower Hutt, Wellington more
Mrs S HANSEN, Little Beach, cautions Thomas GUNTER against going after hr daughter.
It is notified that the cases REGINA v CHRISTY, REILLY, and SEYMOUR-attendance of witnesses not required until Monday at the Supreme Court Opening.
Mr A J McEWAN (late McEWAN and MURRAY), draper and clothier Hastings street, changes his advertisement.
Napier Harbor Board
Correspondence- Signed letter Dated June 19, 1883 Napier
Signed Frederic Iving De LISLE.
Hawkes Bay Jockey Club Steeplechase Meeting
Entries and acceptances on the Hastings racecourse on Thursday 28th inst.
H SMITH A T DANVERS W DOUGLAS E McELWAIN L SKERMAN P J MURTAGH P J CONNELLY T E R BLOOMFIELD J STEVENS
Mrs G T SEALE Mrs MONTAGU Miss DONNELLY Mrs Allan McLEAN
Miss de PELICHET Miss Jessie M OLLIVIER Miss JONES Mrs NAIRN Mrs MURRAY
Mrs BLOOMFIELD Mrs P BUTLER Mrs R HIGGIE
Pr United Press Association Tuesday
W G GARRARD, the labor agitator, has served a write on Mr L COTTER, solicitor and registration officer for City North claiming $500 damages for false imprisonment.
Mr WELLS, the Secretary of a County Highway Board is reported missing. He has not yet been reported missing to the police, but his family and relatives residing here hold fears for his safety.
At the inquest today on the body of Johanna BURKE, who was found dead in her bed, a verdict of death from heart disease was returned.
A criminal summons has been issued against W O STEVENS, who is alleged to have offered a bribe of $200 to Mr LEWIS, Under-Secretary of Native Affairs.
Patea A fire broke out this morning in Messrs LUDBERG
and Cos furniture warehouse.
Mr J COLLINGE will attend the Oddfellow's Hall, Taradale, on the 9th of July to receive rates due to the Taradale board of River Conservators.
Mrs MACDONALD, maker of surgical belts and stays, will receive visitors up to eight o'clock each evening, at Mrs HARDING's, Tennyson St Napier.
H.Bay County Council the following appointments of several
road Boards mentioned:-
Mr Peter ANDERSON's name added to shooting license list.
News by Cable\Electric Telegraph-Copyright Reuter's Telegram England London June 18
The cargo of frozen meat by the ship Lady Jocelyn from
Wellington has arrived in good condition.
HBH June 21 1883
Napir Footballl Club-team for practice match on Saturday
next between chosen sides:-
Waipawa Resident Magistrate's Court-before Captain PREECE
Wellington-Wednesday Next Tuesday, Mr BEETHAM is to move in the House that action should be taken with the other colonies to obtain representation in the Imperial Parliament.
An information has been laid against Mr ALEXANDER, a tobacconist for Sunday trading, under an Act of Charles the II.
A storekeeper in Manners street has acquired, a six legged pig, which he is endeavouring to teach the game of euchre before exhibiting.
Wanganui-Wednesday William LINGARD, the well known brewer, has filed a declaration of insolvency. The assets are stated at $9900, and the liabilities $10,300, of which $5800 is secured.
A large and influential meeting of business men was held here today to consider the high rates of the insurance tariff recently fixed by the associated agents. The Mayor, Mr Gilbert CARSON, presided. A deputation subsequently waited on Mr F R JACKSON, chairman of the associated agents.
Greymouth-Wednesday Mr E DOMBRAIN, while shooting today at Port Levy, accidentally discharged his gun, the contents of which tore his left arm, and entered his breast. He was brought to town, where Dr PRINS pronounced the injuries painful, but not dangerous.
A body found in the Ashley river, which was supposed to be that of a man proved to be that of a woman, much decomposed, not yet identified.
Dunedin-Wednesday. George MORAN, charged with arson at
Kaikoura, was committed for trial today.
Auckland Thursday A gum digger named John McGUIRE has been missing at Dargaville a fortnight. It is feared he has committed suicide, as he threatened to do so.
The following tenders have been received for the formation of 31 miles of the Morrinsville-Lichfield section of the Thames Valley Rotorua railway..
MERCER & MARSHALL (accepted), $12,998; HUNTER and WHITE-$19,522 D FALLON-$18,148 FOUGHEY and DARROW-$17,669 BRETT and MULLINGER-$19,729 W G BASSETT-$22,900
Supreme Court today-Thomas Lowry WILCOCK granted a decree absolute dissolving his marriage with his wife, Mary Price WILCOCK, on the grounds that he had committed adultery with Charles Edward FORD, and was cohabitating with that man.
Mr James MILLS, Manager of the Union Company, and Mr HUNT, plaintiff in the action against Sir Arthur GORDON, were passengers by the Penguin which arrived here from Levuka last night.
Mr WILSON a South Australian farmer, has arrived to settle in the Waikato. He reports that a large influx of South Australian farmers may shortly be expected.
June 22nd Thursday Auckland
The s.s. Penguin arrived today from Levuka, and brought Fiji papers to the 15th inst.
A well known resident of Levuka, Louis GAROUT, was drowned while bathing opposite the Catholic mission premises.
At the invitation of Mr MILLS, Managing Director of the Union Steamship Company, a number of gentlemen connected with the commercial and the planting interests assembled at luncheon on board the Penguin on June 15th.
At the Police Court, Captain CROMARTY was charged with breaking the seals placed on cargo by a Custom house officer, and was fined $25.
Nelson-Thursday In the LYELL murder case the jury retired at midnight, and after an absence of forty-five minutes returned with a verdict of manslaughter. The prisoner, in reply to the Judge, said he had been convicted on the oath of a perjured prostitute and two perjured constables.
The case has created a lot of excitement, the Court being
crowded the whole time. Mary GRAMMATICS was arraigned on the charge of
being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Denis QUINLAN. The
Crown Prosecutor offered no evidence, and the jury returned a verdict
of not guilty. In discharging the prisoner his Honor said he was convinced
she was innocent of the murder.
The Dunedin Gaol enquiry begins tomorrow, and will be open to the Press.
During the passage of the Te Anau from Lyttelton, George PLAYL, a steerage passenger from Wellington, jumped overboard. A boat was lowered and cruised about for an hour, but nothing was seen of him. He had been drinking heavily.
An important step in the liquidation of GUTHRIE and LARNACH's Timber Company has been completed by the sale of the remaining assets.
HBH June 21 1883
Deaths- JONES-At Napier, on the 19th June, 1883, Mary Ann JONES, beloved wife of Frederick JONES of Wellington, aged 22 years.
PARKER-At Whakatane, on June 19, Stephen Alexander PARKER,
aged 32 years. Deeply regretted.
A meeting was held to discuss the best way of checking
the advance of the rabbits across the southern boundary of the province
was largely attended.
A young man named BOYES, lodging at Petone, eloped with his landlord's wife and two children. A warrant was sent to Foxton, where he was arrested on a charge of stealing property which the couple took away with them. He was remanded until tomorrow.
H HEWLINGS, a Young fellow said to be in good circumstances, while drunk last night, went into a bedroom at the Princess Hotel, and divesting himself of his clothes, put on those of the occupier of the room. He was charged this morning with theft, and committed for trial.
Joseph BUSH was found guilty of wounding a horse-sentence
to six month's imprisonment.
Iron columns are to be erected on the spots where the bodies of the little boys LILLY and MASON were found on the Port Hills.
Mr BUTLER today shipped the horses Clarence and QUAMSBY to Napier by the Manapouri.
Timaru-Thursday Mr A WHITE, owner of the barque Ganymede has received a telegram advising the arrival of his vessel at London from Timaru on Wednesday last.
Supreme Court-before Judge JOHNSTON
Dunedin The Harbor Board today considered the offer of
Messrs KINCAID, McQUEEN, and Co, to alter the big dredge, and dredge the
bar to a depth of 24ft at low water. After some discussion after the Chairman
of the Board (Mr FISH) wrote from Wellington expressing a strong opinion
that the offer should be accepted. The tenderers were then offered the
contract without calling for tenders.
Birth SMITH- at Port Ahuriri, on June 21st, the wife of J A SMITH, schoolmaster, of a son.
Jewekry, fancy goods, clothing &c., at Mr E LYNDON, at his rooms 11.
Tenders close with the Chairman Napier School Committee for erection of gymnasium, &c., 12.
Petane school room, entertainment in aid of harmonium fund, 7.30
Masonic Hotel, meeting for formation of bicycle and tricycle club, 8.
Inquest in a Creek.
Letter from George A OLIVER, Puketapu, June 24th 1883-regarding to trial of PEDDLE v STEVENS and statement made that he was not sworn in.
A fire broke out at 2 p.m. today in the Press and Jockey rooms, near the Grand stand. Constable LAWLESS, and Messrs PROCTOR, WHITE, DONEY, MITCHELL and Mr LUCKIE and others were soon on the spot, and by a judicious application of the cold water cure put out the fire by the time it had destroyed the roof, in which it seemed to have originated.
Friday- Per United Press Association Auckland
A girl named Mary BROOKE has been arrested for stealing flowers from graves in the cemetery. The police state that she has been making a trade by selling the flowers.
A man named Michael MURPHY was today committed for trial for an unnatural offence at Whangamata.
The Harbor Board have decided to send the new dock plans to Mr WARDELLL, who constructed the Williamstown dock near Melbourne, and who is an authority on engineering.
At a meeting of Anglican clergy and laymen, Bishop COWIE presiding, it was decided to form a Church Mission Society.
Part of jewelry stolen from HENRICKSON was found this afternoon planted in a sack amongst the sedge of a pond, in the government Domain by CLIFFE, an undercover gardener of the Acclimatisation Society.
New Plymouth Friday- Intelligence has reached town from Waitara that the cook of the schooner Colonist having lost his passage took the harbor-masters boat from her moorings for the purpose of crossing the bar and catch the vessel, which had left 15 minutes previously. The boat capsize and the signalman seeing the accident immediately gave the alarm to the harbor master, who at once proceeded in a boat to the mans rescue. The sea, however was too heavy, and the harbor master returned to get up steam in the steamer Moturoa, during which time the man drowned. The Moturoa went out, and the mans body was recovered during the afternoon.
(No name given)
Wellington-Friday Magistrates Court. A young man
named Arthur BOYES, who ran away with another mans wife, was committed
for trial on the charge of stealing certain wearing apparel belonging
to the aggrieved husband.
Dunedin-Friday. Enquiry was continued today/ Rev Mr TORRENS
was examined. He made grave charges implicating Mr CALDWELL. Names mentioned-Warder
CLARKE, CUMMOCK (of Athenaeum fire notoriety)
A peculuar accident happened at Makaretu on Wednesday.
A little boy named PERSEN, about three years of age, was playing with
a billhook in the yard attached to his parents house, and was amusing
himself in his infantile way by prodigious chops at a log. This boys
smaller brother, aged 17 months, observing his youthful woodman at work,
crawled out of the house unobserved to play with him. Just as he reached
the log, and in attempting to pull himself on to his feet, he stumbled
and fell, just as the bill hook, wielded by his brother, descended. The
unlucky stroke severed three of his little fingers, close to the palm,
one finger dropping clean off, and the other two hanging by a shred of
skin. The cries of the pair of infants soon brought the mother out, who
staunched the flow of the blood as well as she was able, and the child
was brought down to Waipawa to Dr MIRBACH. The latter was obliged to take
off one of the fingers, just attached by a piece of skin, but bound up
the other hand in splints, and has, I am told, strong hopes of saving
We are informed that several of Mr TANNERs friends had determined to test the legality of Mr CUNNINGHAMs election to the county Council, but at Mr TANNERs expressed wish they have abandoned their intention.
Resident Magistrates Court-yesterday-before Mr E LYNDON, J.P., James WHITE find 5s and costs for drunkenness. Patrick LYNCH charged with vagrancy, but the charge was withdrawn by the police. LYNCH being in a most pitiable condition, his body being a mass of burns owing to his late accident. Dr SPENCER certified that the hospital was the proper place for this prisoner, who was accordingly sent there.
Mr Buchan HEPBURN, the advance agent for Messrs STANFIELD and DARKs Merry Thoughts and Happy moments Company, has arrived in Napier for the purpose of arranging for the appearance of this company at the Theatre royal next Saturday evening.
$1 reward offered to finder of a mare to Mr KELLY, Hastings Hotel, Hastings.
Mr F D LUCKIE on behalf of the Jockey Club thanks the gentleman who assisted in subduing the fire on the Hastings racecourse on Thursday afternoon.
Tenders are invited for the erection of new premises at
Hastings for the Banjk of New Zealand.
HBH June 25 1883
Birth FAULKNER-At Hastings, on the 22nd June, the wife
of Joseph Faulkner, M R C S E., L R C P L., of a daughter.
HBH June 26 1883
Birth GRAY-At Kaikora, on the 23 June, the wife of E. Gray, of a son.
Supreme Court sitting a special case of IRVINE and another v ROBJOHNS on Saturday
Resident Magistrate yesterday dealt with the following charges
Hugh McSHANE further remanded charge of lunacy
Catherine SMITH sent to the asylum
John WHEELAN fined 5s and costs for drunkenness at Hastings and costs and expenses for assaulting Richard WOOD.
George CHICKEN pleaded guilty to depasturing a horse on an unenclosed section in the borough.
Stephen HOOPER in answer to the information charging him with allowing a horse to stray, pleaded not guilty.
Michael BROSNAHAN pleaded guilty to obtaining a suit of clothes and other goods on false pretences from the shop of Mr A J McEWAN, Hastings-had had been employed by Mr J ROBERTSON, blacksmith.
Annual installation of officers of Scinde Lodge took place last evening
P.M. Bro GIRDLESTONE was the installing master
New Officers as follows:- R BROOKING J JOHNSTONE C D KENNEDY R A D MOWBRAY F TUXFORD C E WALKER TYLER INGPEN
Mr TRESSLER who has been sent for from America to undertake
the boring of the oil wells at the Southern Cross petroleum mine. Entertains
high hopes of the success of the wells.
Resident Magistrates Court yesterday-Captain PREECE R.M., judgment was given for the plaintiffs in the following civil cases.
HILLS v CLARKE
NEAGLE v GOODGAME
GOODYEAR v WESTMORELAND
BARROWS v WALTON
Napier Football Club members, names divided alphabetically will play on Saturday.
Captains teamBEGG, ANDERSON, BLACK, CHISSEL, COTTERILL, COUPER, EDWARDS, FINCH, FULTON, GIBBONS, HARRAP, R HUNTER, T HUNTER, LEWIS, and Le QUESNE.
Deputy Club Captain KENNEDY, McVAY, MOUNTFORT, PARKER,
PRAIN, ROBINSON, St HILL, SIMPSON, STRONACH, STUBBS, STAIR, THOMPSON,
THORNTON, WAKE, WHITE
A new Lodge of Loyal United Friends was opened last evening in the schoolroom at Taradale by the following district officers WUNDRUM TROY WHITE and HICKS MOODY
Following Officers were instituted S SPENCE M JARVIS W WATERHOUSE E VILLARS R BAILEY S HARES I TYLER J SANDERSON O TYLER A McCARTNEY S F ANDERSON
Mr A B THOMSON will deliver a lecture this evening in the hall of the working Mens Club
Mr Robert MYHILL a four roomed house at the spit for let
Hastings Racecourse-Mr LUCKIE will be at the ground today to show riders and trainers around the course
The brothers of the Albion Lodge of Druids are requested to meet at their lodge rooms at 7.45 tomorrow, to attend the funeral of the late wife of Bro R BURROWS
Meeting convened by Sydney TAIWHANGA in front of the Court House
Hannah HALL and B COTTON wild hold service in the Methodist
Free Church, Carlyle street at 7.30
The Napier School Committee held their usual meeting last evening.
Present Messrs LAWS (Chairman) LARGE, SPRIGGS, WILLIAMS, CARNELL, and GARNER
Following tenders were received for the erection of the gymnasium and levelling the playground. GLENDINNING and GRIFFEN(successful tender)
W AMNER J THACKER EDSER and SON T WATERWORTH J RENOUF
Mr L ZEIGEL desires to acknowledge the receipt of the following subscriptions in aid of the sufferers and inundations in the valleys of the Rhine and Danube:- E W KNOWLES B HALLENSTEIN A BROWN W R BLYTHE DAVIDSON, IRVINE and Co W CATO M R MILLER W BRASSEY W BALFOUR NEAL and CLOSE W LARGE H MONTEITH R BROOKING C H WEBER J H COLEMAN G BOWMAN V BROWN M BANBURY L LESSONG L ZEIGEL
Reuters Telegrams-London-June 25th Following are the names of the cabin passengers by the Waitara, who lost their lives by the foundering of that vessel after collision with the Hurunui:- Martin CHEEK Arthur NOBLE Mary HAYLOR Alice HAYLOR.
America New York June 25 In consequence
of the large number of penniless immigrants who are now arriving from
Ireland, and who required pecuniary assistance on landing, the Emigration
Board of this City have decided to send all paupers back to Ireland.
***Note this advertisement was not just a notice, it was
nicely framed and boxed.
The Matuku and other properties at Wairoa offered for sale by Mr RYAN yesterday were brought in by the mortgages for 15,000 pounds. The sheep were brought at 10s per head.
Resident Magistrates Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R .M., Ann CROWLEY, on remand charged with being of unsound mind, was committed to the Lunatic Asylum.
A steeplechase match for 50 pounds a side will take place at the Hastings racecourse this morning between Dr CONNOLLYs horse Dhudeen and Mr Percy MARTINs mare Fashion.
The licensing committee for Napier North held an adjourned meeting yesterday, when a license for the Shakespeare Hotel was granted to Alexander MORRISOBN, and a wholesale license to W and A GILBEY, of London, for stores in the Shakespeare road.
Mr J HERON bread and biscuit maker
has removed to his new premises in Emerson street.
Mr W BRADY of Taupo notifies that he intends applying for a slaughtering license.
Mrs COHEM-milliner, Hastings Street- is the Napier agent for Mrs Mac DONALD, maker of surgical belts and corset
Mr S PROCTOR-estate, Hessington woods-issues trespassing notice.
Tenders close for the purchase of Mr COMBS stock at Gisborne
Assistant master wanted at the Gisborne High School
©2002-2005 Barbara Andrew
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