Search billions of records on


A Huge collection of transciptions from Hawkes Bay , Poverty Bay Newspapers
Painstakingly transcribed by Elaine, and her Fantastic team
Your Time has been appreciated and I am delighted to be allowed to put them on my site

The information on these pages is for genealogy research only. It may be linked to but not copied in any form without the owners permission


HBH July 2 1883


BROWNE-At her residence, Pakowhai, West Clive, near Napier, on Monday 25th June, the wife of Mr W F BROWN, of a son –Gisborne, Wellington, and Auckland papers please copy.

BONES-At Cameron Road, Napier, on the 29th June, the wife of George J Bones, of a daughter.

WILSON-At Napier, on the 29th June, the wife of Mr James WILSON, of a son.

YOUNG-At Shakespeare road, Napier, on June 30th, the wife of Alfred H YOUNG, of a daughter.

The Auckland Evening Star of the 26th ult, says “Mr DOBSON, late Manager of the Mutual Insurance Company, proceeds to Napier next month to represent the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company.”

His Honor Chief Justice PRENDERGAST arrived in Napier on Saturday. The sittings of the Supreme Court will be resumed at 10 o’clock this morning, when the special jury case of James IRVINE and another v ROBJOHNS will be heard.

The Rev E ROBERTSHAW desires to acknowledge the following additional subscriptions being raised for the benefit of Mrs WILSON, Woodville:-Ormondvillle Dramatic Club, Mrs HYDE, Mrs WHITE-Takapau.

Steeplechase match between Dr CONOLLLY’s horse Dhadeen and Mr Percy MARTIN’s mare Fashion came off Saturday Morning at Hastings. Was won by Dhudeen.

Annual meeting of subscribers to the Taradale Library was held and it was decided to remove the Library to the store recently occupied by Mr NEAGLE, and that it shall be open on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 o’clock to 8.30. The follllowing office bearers were appointed:-

Librarian-Mr BRADLEY

Secretary-Mr SMITH


A meeting of the congregation of St Paul’s Church Napier was held this evening in connection of the choice of a pastor to take the place of the Rev D SIDEY. We understand that recommendations will be submitted from the managers and kirk session that the Rev Mr ROSS, of the Peninsula, Dunedin, be called to the pastorate.

Friday evening the members of the St Andrew’s congregation, Port Ahuriri, met and spend a social evening and presented Miss HOLT, their honorary organist, with a very handsome writing desk, as a mark of their sincere regard and esteem for her ever ready kindness and help in all matters connected with the church.

Resident Magistrate’s Court-before Captain PREECE R.M.,

William RUSSELK-charged with drunkenness and dismissed, after being severely reprimanded by the Magistrate.

Walter and Albert RUSSELLL, aged respectively four and seven years, were charged with being neglected children, and were committed to the Burnham Industrial School until they attain the age of 15 years, their father, William RUSSELL, being ordered to pay 5s per week for their maintenance.

A smart trick was perpetrated some time ago by a Maori at Tolaga Bay. He requested a bottle of square gin on credit. “I don’t give credit” replied Mr BONIFACE. He then took back the bottle. Imagine the landlord’s surprise when, a few days later, he reached down that bottle of gin and found that the native had handed him over a similar bottle filled with water, and carried away the gin.
HBH July 3rd 1883

Ormondville June 29, 1883

At the sitting of the Resident Magistrate’s Court here last Wednesday there was an unusual amount of business transacted, the Court sitting until 6 p.m.

Kenneth Mc KENZIE v Joseph BELL


Mr ROSS, late of WOODYEAR and ROSS, circus proprietors, died of consumption on the city of New York on her last trip from Auckland to San Francisco.

Mr W J WEAVER, a passenger by the city of New York, comes to New Zealand in the interests of the Standard Oil Company of Cleveland Ohio, to bore oil wells here.

Among the through passengers by the city of New York, which sailed at 6 pm for Sydney, were the Count and Countess de LAURIERE, and Mr H K MACE, South Australian Government engineer for bridges and docks. The Count de LAURIERE is appointed French Consul at Sydney. The City of New York also carries 120 of a special kind of merino sheep for Sydney. Mr Mc DONALD, the Harbor Board’s Engineer, was also a passenger by the mail steamer to Sydney to consult Mr WARDELL C.E., at Sydney. Mr McDONALD goes to Melbourne to inspect the Williamstown dock.

Two men named FOUGHEY and WELSH, gumdiggers, are supposed to have been drowned while bathing at Kaipara. The former had relatives, contractors, in Auckland. The latter had no known relatives in the colony.


Supreme Court Criminal sittings were opened this morning.

The prisoner convicted was Geo McKAY, for forgery. He was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. Four other prisoners yet to be tried.


A child, two year’s old, was burnt to death at Lebon’s Bat on Tuesday last. The child was left by its mother in the kitchen, and must have ignited its clothes at the fire.

At the Supreme Court today Harry JACKSON, for shooting John DEANS, was sentenced to fourteen years’ penal servitude. The bills against Francis S RIGGS (larceny),

Harriet DOWNEY (arson), and Charles Edward DUDLEY (embezzlement) were thrown out by the Grand jury.


Supreme Court – the most important case (in which no true bill was found) was that of George CLARKE, charged with embezzlement of funds of the Vincent county. This is the individual who was brought back from Melbourne. A true bill was found against Frederick WAIN and wife for manslaughter. Charles VICKERS, charged with escaping from the gaol, and John JONES, charged with forgery. VICKERS pleaded that having a wife and family in Dunedin he was harassed by the knowledge of their destitute circumstances, and the warder not looking he simply walked away. The gaoler gave VICKERS a good character. His Honor sentenced him to twelve month’s imprisonment. John JONES 62 years old, pleaded guilty to three charges of forgery, he received three years’ imprisonment.

Mr FISH M.H.R., has supposedly resigned the chairmanship and membership of the Harbor Board.

Mr F W GARNER has been appointed agent for the Equitable Insurance Association of New Zealand.

Mr F H MEINERTZHAGEN, Waimarama wants a young kangaroo dog accustomed to kill pigs.

Tenders by Messrs KNIGHT Bros Hastings for supply of 50 tons charcoal.

Mrs OLIVER, Puketapu has a vacancy for two or three boarders, either boys or girls.

Mr E F MENZIES has been appointed agent for the Australian Mercantile Insurance Company.

Birth. BOLTON-On June 29th, of Napier. Mrs S BOLTON, of a son.

Marriage JEFFARES-O’HARA-On the 28th June, at St Mary’s Church, Meanee, by the Rev F REIGNIER, Joseph JEFFARES, fifth son of Thomas JEFFARES, Taradale. To Elizabeth O’ HARA, eldest daughter of Robert O’HARA of Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland-Auckland and Home papers please copy.

HBH July 4 1883 Wednesday

Marriage LOGAN-TAYLOR- On the 3rd July at St John’s Church, Napier, by the Rev De Berdt HOVELL, frank, youngest son of James LOGAN, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, to Louie, youngest daughter of the late John TAYLOR, of Sydney N.S.W.

Death WHEELER- At Waipawa, on July 3rd, Philip, second son of Joseph WHEELER, of Waipawa.

Local Mrs MAY’s school will re-open next Tuesday.

All Tuna NUI accounts must be sent to Captain RUSSELLL or T M MILNE by next Monday.

Mr HEMUS, temperance Lecturer at town Hall Waipukurau. 7.40.
HBH July 5th 1883

Christchurch-Wednesday In the Supreme Court today Charles Edward DUCKEY (embezzlement), Samueld Aalfred AMMON and wife (arson), and William LEGGS (sheep-stealing) were acquitted.

The only commemoration here of the declaration of American independence was at Mr A G HOWLAND’s where loyal and patriotic toasts were drunk by the Mayor and a few friends with Mr HOWLAND’s employees.

Dunedin At the Supreme court today William SYMES, for cheating by means of the match box trick, was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment. Joseph LOUTH, railway station-master at Tapanui, was found guilty of embezzlement, with a recommendation for mercy.

News By Cable Special to the Press Association England Londay June 27 The following are the names of all the persons drowned on the Waitara

Passemgers Martin CHEEK, Arthur NOBLE Alice HAYLOR Mary HAYLOR Charles HILL Prudence HILL Leonard COLLINSON Louisa OLIPHANT Peter BARTLEY John WILKES Isabella WILKES John WILKES (Junr)

Letters of naturalisation have been issued to the following:-
Bernt AMUNDSEN –Danevirk
Bendix Heinrich Friedrich SCHENK, Auckland
Charles John Samuel LINDBERG-Napier
Carl Edward PEDERSEN-Norsewood
Johan WINGER-Norsewood
Jens Christensen SKJOTH-Norsewood

Wellington-WednesdayThe following is a list of immigrants who booked for the ship Oxford but died at Plymouth from typhoid fever, which broke out when the vessel put back in disabled condition:

Wellington nomination immigrants-Walter TAYLOR, aged 17 Phoebe AUSTWICK, aged 20 Patrick McALTER, aged 26 Mary O’SULLIVAN, aged 17 Minnie STEWART, aged 23 Sarah STEWART, aged 16

Marlborough nominated:- Catherine McMAHON, aged 20

Westland nominated, Ellen NOLAN, aged 18 Jane SPENCE, aged 17.

Several others still in quarantine.

Per United Press Association Among the passengers by the Sandfly for Tonga today were the Premier of Tongam the Rev Shirley BAKER, and Prince LEFONE

The Reliance, steamer, was launched today from H NICCOL’s yards. She was to the order of Messrs C and E MILLER of Melbourne. She proceeds to Sydney with a cargo of timber.

5th of July-all the foreign consuls and the Premier of Tonga waited upon Mr G W GRIFFIN, the American Consul.

Criminal sitting of the Supreme Court today:-

Robert HODGE-indecent assault-3months imprisonment

Daniel SCALLON-late licensee of the Nottingham Castle, convicted of perjury in a Sunday trading case.

W V STEVENS surrendered to his bail upon the charge of offering 200 guineas to T W LEWIS, under-secretary to the Native Minister.

Mr Theo COOPER appeared with Mr DUFAUR for the defendant.

After a long argument, in the course of which Mr Hudson WILLIAMSON, the Crown Prosecutor His Honor stated that he would give a written judgment.

DWAN and Co Sale by Auction At Lambton Quay Wellington.

Favoured with instructions from Mrs BLAMEY, who is administering the Estate of her late husband John BLAMEY, Esq., to sell by auction as above, the following valuable freehold properties.

Lot 1 Land in the Provincial District of Auckland containing 638 acres, situated at Kauriroa, in the district of Hokianga, called or known by the name of Kauriroa, and numbered 249n. Bounded towards the East by the Orira River; towards the south by the same and by a stream, and by the Otarihau Block 529 links to the Mangamuka River; thence, and on the West by the Mangamuka River; and towards the North by the Kahikaloa Block 2754 links, 1563 links, and 3390 links, and by the Pararau Creek.

Lot 2 Land District of Christchurch, containing by measurement 5 acres, being lot numbered 4 on deposit plan No 386, and being part of the land comprised in Certificate of Title, volume 1, folio 104, known as Spreydon.

Lot 3 All that parcel of land situated in the town of Napier, Hawke’s Bay, being in the numbered 1A of the section No 79, on the plan of the suburbs of the said Town of Napier. Rounded towards the North 256 links, by the let No 2A of the said section No 79; towards the East, 100 links and 130 links respectively, by Thompson road; towards the South 224 links, by France road; and towards the West, 211 links, by the let numbered 4A of the said section No 79.

HBH July 6th 1883

Christchurch-Thursday The Board of Education scholarships have been award as follows:-

Class A William DAWSON and Alfred BURGESS

Class B Frederick GIBSON and Florence SHEARD

Class C Elizabeth Stevenson and John CLARKSON

Class D Matthew BUTTERSFIELD and Richard CLARKSON

Class E Thomas S WESTON

The unappropriated scholarship has been award to Bertha SPEIGHT, third in Class A.

Messrs HOBBS and HURST, M.H.R’s left for Wellington by the Waihora today.

The body of a Maori named Hoani PAKEHA was found in the Waikato river today. He had been drowned by the capsizing of a canoe at Oraki Karako falls.

A young girl, the daughter of Brian SWEENEY, of Mercer, died at the hospital today from injuries received by burns.

Wellington-Thursday The case of HUNT v Sir Arthur GORDON is fixed for hearing at the Supreme Court on Monday.

Two pounds of quartz said to have been taken from a point between LOWRY Bay and the Pencarrow lighthouse, containing gold at a rate of six or seven ounces to the ton, were exhibited at the Philosophical Society last night.

Auckland Pitt Street Church memorial tablets in commemoration of the Revs John HOBBS and Thomas BUDDLE

Supreme Court today John BROWNE and Charles GRAPPELL convicted of the jewelry robbery at HENDRICKSON’s. Sentence was deferred.

In the Cambridge native ejectment case Mr HESKETH informed the Court that Mr E B WALKER had made a satisfactory settlement with the natives.

The Herald’s Hamilton correspondent, writing yesterday, says that Mr BURD, an assistant to the District Engineer, who has been surveying the Aotekawhia-road, returned to Hamilton last night, having been obstructed by TAWHIAO and other natives.

A fire was discovered in the Corporation Market. It was found to have a firm hold of a series of stalls held by Henry RAFTON, basket maker and general dealer.

Invercargill-Thursday Charles VOIGHT, the night watchman was charged with discharging a revolver with intent to injure Duncan McGREGOR, employed as a watchman at the Prince of Wales Hotel.

At a meeting of the Hospital Committee this evening Mr WARDALE, of Clyde was unanimously elected to the vacant position of resident surgeon. There were eight applications.
HBH July 7 1883

Local A confirmation service will be held in St John’s Church tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 11 o’clock, when the Bishop of Waiapu will administer the rite to a number of candidates of both sexes.

The first examination of officers under the new Volunteer regulations will be held this afternoon, before Captain PREECE, J.L.HERRICK and Major BUTTS. Lieut KING will present himself for examination for pass to Captain.

Captain PREECE, Trust Commissioner, has notified that he will certify to the following deeds if no objections are lodged thereto in due course.

Lease of undivided interests.

Ahipene te TAWA and Hemi Te PURCI to H R RUSSELL, Waiongakohanga block, containing 66 acres 2 roods;

Lease of undivided interests, TOHA and others to John ANDERSON and others,

Tatata-a-kuia block, containing about 63,500 acres;

Lease of undivided interests,, Paora TOROTORO, Haimerua pititi, Marara NUKAI, and Hiha NGARANGIONE, to George HESLOP, Wharerangi block, containing 1845 acres.

Captain PREECE

revised yesterday the rolls for the county of Hawke’s Bay. Mr CUNNINGHAM had his name altered from “John ALEXANDER” to “James ALEXANDER” and J A TORR applied to have their names inserted for the Petane riding, but their applications were disallowed on the ground that their names did not appear on the valuation roll.

Mr HALLETT had his name altered from “Michael” to “Thomas.”


Saturday. Marriage BOUSFIELD-FEARN At Rissington, on the 5th July, by the Rev C L TUKE, Edmund Woodthorpe Richings, eldest son of the late O L W BOUSFIELD, to Sarah Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Geo. FEARN, late of Grimston, York.

Wellington-Friday- Mr ALEXANDER, a tobacconist was charged with Sunday trading. The charge was laid under an act of Charles 11. The case excited much interest as it was regarded as a test case. The Magistrate decided that the Act was in force in New Zealand, and inflicted a fine of 5s. Execution was stayed in order that the decision might be appealed against

Page 3 Westport-Friday

Mr John TYRELL, proprietor of the Westport Star, the defendant in the recent libel action WRIGHT v TYRELL, was today presented with an illuminated testimonial and a valuable pure of sovereigns by his fellow-townsmen. The testimonial expresses sympathy with Mr TYRELL for the annoyance and expense he has been subjected to in the libel action and the subscribers' appreciation of his conduct in fighting it out rather than retract.

Friday-Own Correspondent

Resident Magistrate's Court this morning Mr ALEXANDER, a tobacconist, was charged with Sunday training.
The Native Company's Bill is exciting and very unfavourable here, so much so that Mr DeLAUTOUR, who is interested in the company has found it necessary to declare that he will not vote on the bill.

Local Mr William HALL, Tikokino has for sale or lease, a farm of 245 acres at Tikokino, near Hampden.

Auckland-Friday Mr E B WALKER has paid the natives 750 pound compensation in the native ejectment case.

Criminal sitting of the Supreme Court today John BROWN and Charles GRAPPELL were sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for the jewellery robbery.

Geo SHEPPERSON, charged with bigamy was acquitted.

SCANLON, publican convicted of perjury, not being able to find sureties pending the meeting of the court of Appeal, will be detained in custody, but will not be treated as a convict.

Cambridge Today’s Northern Wairoa Gazette announces that Thos F C PRIESTLY, of PREIESTLY-HAMILTON case notoriety proceeds to Auckland to deliver a lecture explaining the mystery of the so-called confessions.

The stallion Leolinus has been purchased from Mr G G STEAD for the New Zealand (Auckland) Stud company. Wellington

Mr JAMISON, landlord of the Masonic Hotel, is missing. He left the hotel yesterday morning with the intention of transacting some business in town.

HBH July 9 1883

Death STUART-At Napier 7th July, Robert, aged 50

Captain PREECE, Trust Commissioner has declined to certify a deed of conveyance dated June 29th of the undivided interest of Toha RAHURAHU and others to Hugh McLEAN, Putere Blockm Wairoa, containing, 17,065 acres, less native reserve of 4264 acres.

At the Residient Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE.

William McWHA, alias Robert McKAY, alias “Colonial Bob,” was charged with the larceny of a coat-the property of Charles DINE. Remanded until Friday week.

An obituary of today contains the death of Mr Robert STUART, who was the first Mayor of Napier, and held that office for several years. He also held for some time the position of Resident Magistrate, having been appointed to the post on the removal of Mr BEETHAM. Mr STUART had resided in the district a considerable time, and was much respected. His death, which took place at 5 o’clock on Saturday afternoon after a long and painful illness, will be regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends.

At Hastings Messrs STANFIELD and DARK gave their second entertainment at the Hastings Town Hall on Friday evening.

A number of the friends of Mr W POOLE met at a social gathering last Saturday evening at the Provincial last Saturday evening to present him with a mark of their esteem and of recognition of his merits as an athlete. Mr Edward ASHTON occupied the chair. In reply he stated in feeling terms and proposed the health of Mr WILLIAMS, the winner in the recent running contest with Mr POOLE.

Auckland A horse of Mr ROSS, through injuries received while being tormented by larrikins had to be destroyed.

A 8 year old boy also treated by Dr SCOTT after larrikinism.

A man named or believed to be MORETON, an employee of the Sugar Company, was drowned from the Northcote ferry steamer this afternoon. When the steamer was in midstream he attempted to climb on the upper deck, and fell overboard. A life buoy was thrown to him, but he did not catch it, and sank for the last time as the ship’s dinghy reached him. His body has not been recovered.

Wellington JAMIESON, of the Masonic Hotel, who has been reported missing since Thursday, turned up safe last night, having been on a visit to the Terawhiti goldfields.

Saturday A horrible accident with a gun occurred in town today. A loud report was heard in the back of Mr SMITH’s tinsmith’s shop by two persons, who at the time were standing talking on the footpath in front of Mr SMITH’s premises. On hearing the report they went across the street, and as they were crossing a son of Mr SMITH ran wildly out of the shop and down the street. They at once entered the shop, and seeing nothing in the front part went into the back room, where to their horror they found a young lad lying dead on the floor, with a pool of blood near the head. The body being doubled up in a corner, leaning against the door in a sitting posture, the head between his legs. On examination they found there was a wound of a bullet on the left side of the face between the left eye and the nostril, an inch from the latter. Frank SMITH, brother of the deceased, states that a gun was brought in at dinner time by a settler for repair. He put a cap on the gun to try it, and then, thinking he would try another gun standing close by which had been brought in about six weeks ago, he lifted it down and put a cap on it. “Just as he cocked it his brother John ran across from the opposite side of the back shop, and as Frank pulled the trigger his brother received the charge it contained full in the face. Throwing the gun down on the bench, and stupefied with what he had done, he rushed out of the shop towards home.

Timaru A lad named James WRIGHT, aged 13 years, was charged this morning with horse stealing. He had borrowed a horse and saddle at Timaru, and after going north he sold the horse, borrowing another. He was remanded.

Dunedin An inquest was held today touching the death of Alex STUART (son of the Rev Dr STUART, the widely known and much esteemed Presbyterian clergyman), who was found dead in his bed. It was found that a large quantity of cyanide of potassium was in the deceased’s stomach. He was taking borax for a sore throat, and the two things were in exactly similar phials. The jury found that death proceeded from the deceased accidentally swallowing poison.

Invercargill George HITCHCOCK, aged nine years, the son of a farmer at the Waimatuka, was drowned in that river yesterday. He had gone duck shooting with a lad named STEVENS, and was left in a boat while STEVENS searched for game, and it is surmised that he fell out of the boat.

Per United Press Association Saturday

S J BROMLEY was charged today with wife desertion. He has resided here in business for many years as a boot and shoe maker, living with a woman reported to be his wife. Some time ago a young man met him on the street and accosted him as his father, saying he had come from Auckland in search of him. It is asserted that his real wife has been living there for years, regularly receiving most affectionate letters from BROMLEY, representing that he was living far in the bush and in poor circumstances. Mrs BROMLEY No 1 then came to Gisborne and interviewed Mrs BROMLEY No 2. BROMLEY was then arrested in Auckland, brought here, and charged. Case was remanded.
HBH July 11 1883

Mr John HIGGINS purchaser of The Pacific Hotel and land at Hastings

Resident Magistrate’s Court-before Captain PREECE R.M.,

HIERINI, native charged with drunkenness on the 9th inst, fined 5s and costs.

Board of High School Governors

Tuesday July 10


Tenders for Girls’ High School including furniture were opened:-

Charles DOLBEL GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN LUCAS and HUMPHREYS -ACCEPTED as lowest tender Claims against the estate of William KELLY, of Tauranga, Maketu, and Ohinimutu must be sent to HESKETH and RICHMOND, solicitors, Auckland

Trespassers on the property of Mr James LAWRENCE, Homewood, Kaikora will be prosecuted.

Mr Solomon HEMUS, agent for the New Zealand Temperance Mission, will deliver a lecture this evening at St John’s School room.

Mr John ORR, Port Ahuriri, has for sale seed oats of several varieties.

On the motion of Dr SPENCER, seconded by Mr TUKE, the report and balance sheet of the Church were adopted.

Rev de Berdt HOVELL nominated Mr J B FIELDER as incumbent church warden

Mr H A BANNER appointed parishioner’s churchwarden on the motion of Mr P A F BIRCH seconded by Captain PREECE

Following members of the vestry were elected (10) Messrs R C PASLEY, F W WILLIAMS, P A F BIRCH, F G EVANS, W CORBIN, W ELLISON, R HANSARD, H RUDMAN, E P A PLATFORD, Captain G A PREECE Joseph LIDDLE and S J WILLIAMS elected as auditors.

Auckland Per United Press Association-Tuesday

A boat containing two men named Andrew CORLESON and Edward MILLS capsized today off Tapeta Point, Russell. A boat from the whale-ship Robert Morrison rescued MILLS, who had been holding onto the boat for four hours. He had tried to hold CORLESON on, but failed.

The mailman due at Tokates from Kennedy’s Bay is missing.

Mr FLETCHER of the Sydney Rugby Union wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Auckland rugby Union Football Association.

An inquest was held today on the body of Herbert HARRIS, who was killed. By being run over by a baker’s cart.

Marton GWYNN’s Railway Hotel at Turakina was burnt to the ground last night through the bursting of a lamp in the bar.

Wellington The Coromandel correspondent of the Evening Post reports coming in from all out districts with lamentable destruction of roads and bridges. At Whangapoua 2000 logs came down one creek, and carried away a bush house with 20 men in it.

In the Magistrate’s Court today Andrew LOASBY, formerly an assistant in a chemist’s shop here, was fined with costs for attempting to forward by the steamer Hauraki a bottle of nitric acid without marking its nature on the outside of the package.

Charles Herbert COLBOURN, clerk of the R.M. Court at Tapanui was charged with failure to furnish accounts and papers under the provisions of the said Act.

Westport Captain DYBALL of the barque Celstra, reports on the missing brig Moa.

Timaru A house at Pleasant Valley, the property of a settler named COOGAN, was totally destroyed by fire on Monday evening.

At the R.M.Court today, Thomas H CARSON was committed for trial for wilfully setting fire to a house in Sophia street with intent to defraud the Insurance Company

Wellington Gossip Mr BUCHANAN presented a petition today from 110 Roman Catholics of Napier protesting against a system of contributing from which they received no benefit.

Christchurch Sergt Major MORGAN for 20 years Staff Sergt.Major to the Canterbury Volunteers has been superseded by Sergt BLACKMORE

HBH July 12th 1883

Birth HARTREE-At Napier, on July 10th, the wife of Henry HARTREE, of a son.

HBH July 13 1883

Birth LYDFORD-On July 10th, at Rosslyn road, Napier, the wife of Richard LYDFORD, of a son.

Death GRANGER-At Waipukurau, on July 12th, Louisa Jane, wife of the Rev Edward Hadden GRANGER; aged 33 years.

Local The prize of $10 offered by the working Men’s Club for the best design for their new building has been awarded to Mr WUNDRUM, whose motto was “Simple.” There were 14 competitors.

At the Resident Magistrate Court-yesterday, before Captain PREECE R.M.,

Flora MONTEZENA, a girl of about 14 years, was charged with being of unsound mind, and was remanded for medical examination.

The wreck of the TRANSIT and the small remains of her cargo were yesterday sold by auction in small lots by Messrs HOADLEY, LYON and Co. The total amount realised was $69 10s, Mr CONROY being the chief purchaser.

HBH July 14 1883

Birth PRIME-At Coote Road Napier, on July 10th, the wife of W L PRIME, of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Captain PREECE, R.M.,

William McWHA, alias Robert McKAY, alias “Colonel Bob,” brought up on remand, charged with the larceny of a coat, and further remanded.

Our Catholic friends at Ormondville are making an effort to free St. BRIDGET’s Church from debt, and a concert, of which the proceeds will be devoted to that object, will be given in Skinner’s Hall, Ormondvillle, this evening. Should any town friends feel inclined to assist in clearing the debt the Rev A L AHERN, Waipawa, will be pleased to receive and acknowledge their donations.

A letter appeared in the New Zealand Times, Signed “T W PORTER.” MAKAING STATEMENTS CONCERNING THE native Land company.

Mr G V SHANNON lately purchased two Shetland ponies, and also two mastiff dogs. The dogs were chained up in the same paddock as the ponies, and breaking loose during the night the dogs killed the ponies.

It is said that Mr M W GREEN has written to the Parliament Whips, intimating that in future he intends to support the Government.

Local Notified that the first sittings of the Supreme Court in bankruptcy applications will be made for the discharge of J T JOHN

Members of the Loyal Napier Lodge of Oddfellows are requested to meet at 2.30 tomorrow afternoon to attend the funeral of the late Br B. IRWIN

Mrs A W COBHAM-milliner changes her advertisement

Mr T E BRILL, proprietor of the Tarawera Hotel

Auckland The members of the Kai Iwi troop of cavalry in Auckland have signed an address of sympathy with the Hon Mr BRYCE in respect of Mr RUSDEN’s libels upon Mr BRYCE’s character.

Official enquiry into the schooner Energy striking on the bar coming out of Greymouth. Captain SAVORY deposed.

Mr Thomas RUSSELL C.M.G. was entertained yesterday by the Northern Club last night previous to his departure for England.

Kumara George Michael GUBHART, aged 52, a wood cutter was accidentally killed on Wednesday by a tree falling on him causing instant death. He leaves a wife and eight children.

Christchurch Sittings of the Methodist Union Committee were continued today under the presidency of the Rev D DUTTON and Mr REED respectively.

Addresses of welcome were delivered by Revs E BEST and W TINSLEY. The following were speakers on various phases of the Methodist Union.


Dunedin The manslaughter case against the WAINS concluded today. Remanded for sentence.

HBH 16th July 1883

Marriage HARWOOD-CASTLE-On July 10hth, at Cotele Villa, by the Rev S McFARLANE, E HARWOOD, bookseller, of Waipawa, to Charlotte, widow of the late John CARLYLE, of Auckland.

Mr R DOBSON and his family arrived on Saturday. At present they will take up their residence in the Manager’s house at the Loan and Mercantile Agency Company’s offices.

Mr DOUGLAS announces elsewhere that he intends to relinquish the turn, and his horses are advertised for sale.

Advert Mr W DOUGLAS, Te Mahunga, Hawke’s Bay, has for private sale the whole of his thorough-bred stock

Mr Thomas SMITH notifies that poison is laid in his paddock at Pukahu

Papers 17th

A son of Mr PIERCE, of Carlyle street, sustained serious injuries that his recovery is very doubtful. He was run over by GRIFFITH’s forage-wagon, which was driven by BURGESS, and was just starting for Taupo. As far as we can learn, no blame can be attached to BURGESS, who is well known as a careful driver, and on this occasion, as he had a very heavy load in the wagon, was going more slowly than usual. Just past Mr SCORGIE’s shop, however, a cart was standing, and it appears young PIERCE was playing with some other children immediately behind the wagon, in such a position that BURGESS could not see them. Before he could pull up the heavily loaded wagon it had passed over the right arm and chest of the boy after he had run out onto the road. He was taken at once to hospital, and upon examination his right arm was found to be broken, and the right side of his chest heavily crushed. There are but slight hopes of his recovery, though last night he seemed to have improved since his admission into hospital

A sitting of the Supreme Court in Bankruptcy will be held 1st of August.

Magistrate’s Court before Captain PREECE R.M

F MALLOY C SIDDELLS, D O’DONOGHUE P MYHILL for breaches of the borough bye-laws, in driving around street corners otherwise than at a walking pace, each fined 10s and costs.

Rowland EDWARDS, charged with being of unsound mind and remanded for a week for medical examin
HBH July 17 1883 Bits

Auckland A man named ODDIE is missing from Brown’s Bar, Wade. He is believed to be suffering from mental aberration.

William ATKINSON, who accidentally fell down a lift at the opening of FIRTH’s granary, died of his injuries last night.

The defendants in the recent Pukekura ejectment case, E B WALKER and party intend having a writ of ejectment issues against the natives who proceeded against them for forcible entry a few months ago, the natives not having yet left the Pukakura and Puahoe blocks.

A meeting of the Ladies was held today in connection with the Women’s Branch Gospel Temperance Mission.

Christchurch A lad named Wm VISOR was accidentally shot in the arm this afternoon by another lade while shotting sparrows with a small revolver. The injury is serious.

It is reported that a shepherd in a station near Kakaia Gorge, picked up a large piece of quartz, which, when broken, showed gold very freely.

Dunedin Monday

The WAINS were brought up for sentencing this morning. The male prisoner pleaded that the Judge would be lenient on his wife’s account. The Judge refused to reserve the point raised by Mr DENNISTON for the defence, saying the medical evidence was absolutely clear. Jury recommended mercy, the Judge said while giving weight to this, he pointed out that if prisoners had by their act contemplated the child’s death they were guilty of murder. He thought the prisoners were animated towards the unfortunate child by a wicked evil spirit. They were sentenced to seven year’s penal servitude.

The Criminal Sittings of the supreme Court ended today.

George W MINTER charged with embezzlement from the New Zealand Insurance Company-found guilty and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. This was the second such trial, the first one ended in acquittal.

Professor BLACK, reporting on a number of samples of alcoholic liquors seized by police in Dunedin and the country districts………………………..more

Wellington The Commissioners appointed to enquire into the management of the Dunedin gaol sat here this morning and took the evidence of the Dunedin prisoner CUMMOCK, who had been transferred to Wellington-prisoner spoke very strongly against Mr CALDWELL

At the Supreme Court this morning the case of HUNT v Sir Arthur GORDON was commenced before Mr Justice RICHMOND and a special jury. Mr E SHAW, with whom were Messrs H GULLY, A De B BRANDON, jun., AND E T MORA for plaintiff.

Mr HARPER with whom were Messrs H D BELL and Fletcher JOHNSTON, for the defendant. The action was brought to recover 8000 pound damages for alleged false arrest and deporting the plaintiff out of Samoa. Case not yet concluded.

The annual meeting in Taradle was held on Saturday, the Rev C L TUKE in the chair. After the report and balance sheet had been adopted, the incumbent appointed Mr N E BEAMISH as his churchwarden.

Mr P DOLBEL parishioner’s churchwarden.

Appointed vestrymen were:0 Messrs G A OLIVER, G BRADLEY, J SMITH, A NEWBOULD, C G SMYTH, W LORD, W HARPHAM, J NAYLOR. Messrs H J GILBERD and S F ANDERSON elected auditors.

A resolution was passed expressing heartfelt sympathy with the Rev E H GRAINGER, the late incumbent, in his recent bereavement was passed unanimously.

Votes of thanks to Mr J SMITH for his services as parishioner’s churchwarden during the past two years, and to Messrs OLIVER, HARPHAM, and BALDWIN, the organists at Puketapu, Taradale, and Meanee.

Further detail The young boy who was run down in the reported accident was three years old.

At the Wairarapa Jockey meeting held on Saturday the disqualification of Daniel MULLEN and the horse Pathfinder, late the Joker, by the Dunstan and Dunedin Jockey clubs was endorsed by the Wairarapa Jockey Club.
HBH July 19 1883

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Messrs LYNDON and PATTEN J.P’s.,

John SMITH-charged with drunkenness

Thomas GILBEY-same

Henry HUDSON-vagrancy-sentenced to thee month’s hard labor.

Miss STENSON, late matron of the Napier Hospital has met with a severe accident as a result of the sapient action as a result of the Licensing Committee in cancelling the license of the Wallingford Hotel. When the coach arrived at Wallingford from Waipukurau, it was dark, but the hotel was closed, the passengers including Miss STENSON, had perforce to proceed on horseback. Some object imperfectly seen in the darkness caused Miss STENSON’s horse suddenly shy and to throw his rider, and breaking one of her arms.


Birth DINWIDDIE-At Napier on July 18th, wife of P Dinwiddie, of a son.

Headline The case of HUNT v GORDON, now before the Supreme Court in Wellington.
HBH July 20 1883

Page four To be found “RUSDEN’s Charges against Mr J BRYCE,”

Page 2 Mr W O McLEOD is gazetted Registrar of Marriages, &c., for the Hastings district.

Mr McDONALD, recently elected member for Bruce.

Resident Magistrate’s Court Before Capt PREECE R.M.,

Ebenezer DICKSON, charged with drunkenness-dismissed with a caution

Flora MONTEZENA, on remand with being of unfound mind, was discharged.

Mr W FIDLER appointed as an additional Inspector of Schools in the Auckland district, is an old assistant teacher of Mr H HILL, who is inspector here. Mr FIDLER was for several years in Mr HILL’s school in Christchurch, and he there received his first scholastic training.

Yesterday the amount of 200 pound of the policy on the life of the late C S MOGRIDGE in the government Life Insurance office was paid over to Mrs MOGRIDGE, being within a fortnight of the claim being made. Mr MOGRIDGE was insured for about three years, and received a prospective bonus of 4 or 5 pounds.

Banner and Liddle’s furniture sale, at the residence of Mr Combs, will be held next Thursday.

Mr B B JOHNSON-auctioneer and commission agent Waipawa, has for sale the lease of the properties in the estate of Mr J E GOOSE, together with the fellmongers establishment, stock, and appliances, also a ten-roomed house adjoining the properties.

Last day for claims against W KELLY to Messrs HESKETH and RICHMOND, Solicitors, Auckland.

From England London July 17 News by Cable The death is announced of General Tom THUMB (Charles WARREN.)

HILL-At Napier on the 19th July, the wife of Henry HILL, M.A., of a daughter.

Headlines The Harbor Question. We fear that the Harbor Board on Tuesday did a very unwise thing in altering the resolutions submitted by Mr ORMOND.

Tuesday Wanganui Mr McLEVIE, of the Commercial Hotel, was brought up on a charge of selling a bottle of beer on Sunday to a girl.

Wellington At the Magistrate's Court this day a disreputable character named Julia O'BYRNE was committed for trial on a charge of entering a dwelling and stealing wearing apparel to the value of $10.

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.


Correspondence- Signed letter Dated June 19, 1883 Napier Signed Frederic Iving De LISLE. Subject Inspector of Nuisances.
HBH July 21 1883

Dr MENZIES informs us that Mr PIERCE’s little son, who was so dreadfully injured by being run over by a heavily laden forage wagon last Tuesday, and who was taken to hospital, contrary to expectations, is somewhat better, and strong hopes entertained of his recovery.

Special meeting of the Napier School Committee held last evening.

Present Messrs LAWS, LARGE, SPRIGGS, CARNELL. The resignation of Mrs DOAR of her position as first mistress was accepted, and it was decided to advertise for applications in the local papers.

The following amounts were taken from the hospital boxes yesterday. Criterion Hotel, Empire, Taradale, Clarendon, Caledonian, Greenmeadows, Railway, Albion, Provincial, Terminus, London, W.M’s club, Farndon, Hooper’s, Star, Pacific, Ferry, Shakespeare.

There was a letter from Mr GOODALL to Mr VAUTIER on the subject of constructing a breakwater at the Napier Bluff.

Per United Press Association-Gisborne Friday Mr W L REES made application at the R.M. Court Yesterday to restrain Kenneth KERR from publishing an article reflecting on the applicant's connection with the Native Land Company. The Court dismissed the application, each party to pay own costs.

Loch Ken-New Zealand Shipping Company-Captain WILSON formerly of the Loch Dea is on a mudbank about 6 miles from Grahamstown.
Captain BAYLDON-Harbour-master went to assist.

Councillor DEVORE strongly censored

The shop of Mr MAKONINI, barber, Colombo street, had a very narrow escape from destruction by fire last night.

Note ***Typed as spelt ???? MacINENY

Mr James BOYLE has at length been induced to cut up a portion of his valuable Hastings property. The portion of his valuable Hastings property. The portion to be offered for public competition is on the main street, adjoining the Town Hall, divided into fifty sections. The situation is excellent, and will admirably meet the growing demand in that rising township. Sale takes place next month.

Mr W COLENSO- We have pleasure in recording a kindly act by that gentleman. At the meeting of the Education Board on Tuesday Mr HILL recommended that books to the value of $2 should be given to those pupil teachers who have completed their terms of service under the Board and have passed with credit. The Board made the recommendation.
July 23rd Monday

Births MAYO-At Napier on July 21st, the wife of W MAYO, of a daughter.

DOWNING-At Meanee, on July 20th, the wife of Michael DOWNING, of a son.

HBH July 24 1883

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE R.M.,

Alexander LEITH, pleaded guilty to a charge of vagrancy. The prisoner has lived in the Wai-o-hiki-pah for some time, but the natives wished him removed, which was done by Constable VILLERS. Prisoner sentenced to three months’ hard labor.

Robert EDMUNDS, charged on remand of being of unsound mind, was discharged.

Frank WILLIAMS charged with deserting his three children at Clive. Mr HAWKINS (from Palmerston) appeared for the prisoner, and stated that if the case were adjourned the prisoner would make a private agreement for the support of his children. The case accordingly remanded for one month.

The Captain of the Gisborne Football Club has telegraphed the following list of players who have been chosen to play in the match against Napier on Monday next:- J BERRY –Captain, BOURKE, BULL, DAY, KNIGHT, MILL, PAVITT, SAGE, SHERRAT, MORGAN, VALPY, WHITCOMBE, WHITE, OATRIDGE.


Sydney TAIWHANGA (says the New Zealand Herald) is likely to have formidable obstacles put in the way of his making another trip to England. Some of those who gave him aid and countenance while he was last in London have, we are informed, written to him, saying that they cannot see he can do any good there. Besides his wife declares that he lay a charge against him for wife desertion. She states that she has reasons for thinking Sydney’s desire to re-visit London is not solely owing to his patriotism but has other motives.

Waipawa-Monday At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Messrs HARDING, DILLON, and WILDING, Justices of the Peace, John IRELAND charged on the information of

Thos HOWSE with using abusive and threatening language at Makeretu.

Victoria Melbourne-Monday

The prisoner BURNS, who was found guilty of the murder of Michel QUINLIVAN at Wickcliffe, in 1880, has been sentenced to death.

HBH July 25 1883

Of the seventeen sections of the Harbor Board’s reserves offered by auction by Mr T J RYAN yesterday, only two were leased. These are situated near the approach to the Port Ahuriri Bridge, and were leased under condition that the purchasers reclaim their sections within twelve months. Messrs MONTEITH and F W GARNER purchased one section at 30 pounds per annum.

Resident Magistrate’s Court before PATTENN and LYNDON J.P.’s judgment for the plaintiffs with costs.



Anglican Church District meeting was held in the temporary church, White road, on Monday evening last.

Treasurer Mr F HARFORD


Mr C HEMMINGSEN, Waipawa, has for sale 50 shares in KEAST and Mc CARTHY’s Brewery Company, of Dunedin.

Meeting of parishioners of St Matthew’s Church Hastings.

Rev H W St HILL occupied the chair

Rev H McLEAN engaged as curate

Office-bearers appointed:-

Minister’s churchwarden-Mr J N WILLIAMS

Parishioner’s Churchwarden, Mr W BEILBY


Tuesday Wellington The ship Oxford, Captain SEYMOUR, 87 days out from London, which arrived yesterday, has gone into quarantine. Typhoid fever broke out during the passage, and six of the passengers are laid up with it, three others having died. The names of those who succumbed to the disease are James SILVA-aged 26 Marion NAYLOR-aged 16 Mary PORO?-aged 20. Note there is a possible spelling mistake in the last letter of this surname type is not clear. Elaine The last two named were among the Wellington passengers Those sick or convalescent are:- Sarah EDGLER, Annie JONES, Patrick O’CONNOR, Michael O’CONNOR, Edward McGOWAN, Rob MARSHALL.

The passengers will probably all be landed on Soames Island; but, as all except those who are infected with typhoid have enjoyed excellent health throughout the passage, and as the disease is not expected to spread, the majority will not doubt be permitted to leave the Island in a day or two. On taking her final departure from Plymouth she had on board the following numbers for the various ports. Wellington, 225 souls, equal to 202 statute adults Nelson, 46 souls, equal to 36 ½ adults Marlborough, 11 souls, equal to 9 adults Taranaki, 18 souls, equal to 17 ½ adults Westland, 15 souls, equal to 15 adults Hawke’s Bay, 9 souls, equal to 8 adults Canterbury, 1 soul, 1 adult; Making a total of 325 souls, or 289 statute adults.

Patea Two men named PATERSON and CLARKE were drowned off the bar last night. They had been fishing, and it is supposed that in attempting to cross the bar the boat capsized. One of the men hung on to the boat for a long time, but nothing could be done to save him. The boat came ashore this morning, and part of the men’s clothing, but the bodies have not been recovered.

Westport At Karamea a settler named Charles HAPLEY was drowned in the Mohikinui river one day last week. It is supposed that he entered the river to turn back some cattle he was bringing to town, and was swept away.

Dunedin A man named James WYNARD, employed at the Pier Hotel, was found dead in bed this morning.

In the Bankruptcy Court today Daniel CAMPBELL was adjudged a bankrupt on a creditor’s petition, and leave was granted to appeal.

A three roomed house belonging to Mr Robert DARLING, Castle street, was destroyed by fire this morning.

The body of a woman about 50 years of age, was found floating in the harbor at Port Chalmers yesterday morning. She was well dressed, but had only threepence in her pocket. There is no clue at present as to her identity.

The only business at the Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday was that of dealing with the case of Ludwig BRETTENTHAL, who was brought up on a charge of being of unsound mind. Medical evidence not sustaining the charge he was dismissed.

Madame POLITZ the well known music teacher, left Napier on Saturday by the Te Anau. Her departure from this district will be regretted, not only by her friends, but also by many poor persons, for whose relief she was ever ready to contribute to the utmost of her means.

The high prices obtained for hops this year, and the well known suitability of the climate of Hawke’s Bay to their growth, have caused many of our landowners to turn their attention to the cultivation of the hop vine, and probably a considerable area will be planted this season. In view of this contingency Mr GODDARD, of the Havelock nurseries, advertises that he has on sale hopsets of the best varieties.


HARVEY-At Taradale, on July 20th, the wife of John HARVEY, of twin daughters-Gisborne papers please copy.

WARRILLOW-McDOUGALL On the 23rd inst, at St Luke's Church, Havelock by the Rev Mr St HILL, James, second son of Captain WARRILLLOW, of Gloucester, England, to Hannah, widow of the late John McDOUGALL, Esq, of Hawke's Bay
HBH July 26 1883

A Wellington papers tells of a horse owned by a carrier named CURTIS, which has not once lain down during the fifteen years Mr CURTIS has owned him. Apparently he does not know how. At any rate he has passed his whole life on his feet. And when he does tumble down he is puzzled out of his wits how to get up again. Some time ago he fell and then was perfectly helpless, not knowing how to rise. In the end he had to be lifted on to his feet by main force. A day or two ago he fell down on the wharf, and this time he did manage to scramble up, but in the most awkward manner, exactly as a cow would have done, rising on the knees and hind-quarters first. Roars of laughter were excited among the spectators of the animal’s uncouth struggles.

HBH July 27 1883 local

A special meeting of the committee of the Chamber of Commerce was held yesterday afternoon for the purpose of considering what steps should be taken with the view of obtaining the erection of suitable buildings at the Napier Railway station.


Yesterday morning the rivers, which had rapidly been rising, began to overflow their banks, and the lower parts of Clive and Meanee, were soon under water, the inhabitants of the flooded houses, seeing that the waters must rise further before they subsided, made their way to higher ground, and the neighbourly assistance always so readily granted at these times were taxed to the utmost. Mr M R MILLER, as Chairman of the Charitable Aid Committee, sent out blankets and provisions to those who needed such assistance, and the people had to make themselves comfortable as they could under the circumstances Taradale was not even threatened, thanks to the protective works at Redclyffe, but at Meanee the river burst out and ran over Mr BRANDON’s paddocks. So far we have not heard of no special damage or loss of stock, but the rain, which had given promise of clearing off during the day, began to fall again last night, and the worst may yet be to come
HBH July 28 1883 Bits

Per United Press Association Auckland Friday

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court today:-

William BURNS, charged with indecent assault on a child 4 years old, and Michael O’BRIEN, charged with gun stealing, were committed for trial.

A pensioner named Samuel CICKSON was found dead in his bed this morning

The body of TIERNEY, who fell of the Hamilton bridge, was found near Rangiriri

At a meeting today of the trustees of the COSTLEY estate it was decided to realise the properties.

A little girl named HEATH, at Archill, was attacked by a bull dog muzzled which caught her by the body and so tenaciously that three men with a tomahawk could not make the brute relinquish her.

Invercargill Commissioner of Crown Lands, v C BASTIAN, a claim of 200 pound rent on run 198.

HBH July 29th 1883

Today Mr RYAN will sell by auction the Matuku and Aranui blocks (freehold) and the Taupara block (leasehold), at the Wairoa, with about 6000 sheep. All these properties are highly improved, and form a desirable investment.

The funeral of Mrs BARROWS yesterday morning, was very largely attended, the procession being one of the longest ever seen in Napier. During many years' residence at the Spit and in town Mrs BARROWS became widely known and popular, and a host of friends testified to their feelings of regard by following her remains to their resting place.

The recvruits of the Artillery and Rifle Companies, in pursuance of district orders, paraded in front of the Rifle Orderly rooms and marched to the Tutaekuri range, under charge of Color-Sergeant CHICKEN. At the range Drill Instructor NELSON took charge and superintended the firing. Capt BLYTHE and Lieut. KING being present.

The half yearly meeting of the Wicklyffe Lodge, Protestant Alliance, was held in the lodge room, Carlyle street, on Wednesday night. The following officers were elected for the next six months. Past Master F G SMITH conducted the installation ceremony:- W.M., J J MORLEY D.M., J STEVENS (re-elected) Secretary-E MELLON (re-elected) Treasurer- R C STEVENS Chaplain- F G SMITH S.E., W. McKERNON J.E., P EDDY J.G., R G BROWNE O.G., J WATSON. Dr deLISLE unanimously re- elected medical officer

Sir Moses MONTEFIORE is the oldest English baronet. If he lives for 6 months longer his age will exceed 100 years. A Scotch baronet, Sir Henry PRESTON, is in his 100th year.


WARREN-At Percy House, Napier on 26th July, the wife of W A WARREN, Esq., of Maungupuaka, of a daughter.

CHRISSELL-At Cameron Road, Napier, on 27th July, the wife of Wm CHISSELL, of a daughter.

MARRIAGE. ORR-NICOLLL-On 25th July, at Woodstock, Papakura, Auckland, by the Rev T NORRIE, John ORR, merchant, Napier, to Mary, eldest daughter of Andrew NICOLL of Woodstock Papakura

HBH July 31st 1883 bits

Auckland-Monday Sam WYLIE, a gumdigger, was drowned today at Kaihu by falling out of a punt. He was a half caste Indian, a native of Calcutta.

Andrew M ALLEN, aged 23, an employee of Messrs COUSINS and ATKINS, coach builders, is supposed to have committed suicide. His hat was found near the dock, containing a letter addressed “care of M W ALLAN, St Kilda, Dunedin.” He visited the Queen’s Head Hotel, where he met a young lady, with whom he took a walk, returning at 11. He presented her with a bracelet, saying she would probably never see him again.

Local Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE.

Alice GREENING was charged with vagrancy, but the police did not press the charge, stating there was a man in the court who would take her out of town if discharged.

Michael HYLAND charged with committing a breach of the Borough bye-laws act in having a fire in the open air, otherwise than in a properly constructed fire-place. Mr LOGAN appeared for the prosecution.

Frank HIGGINS, George HOBBS, and John OWENS charged with driving(on a horse) around the corners of the streets otherwise than at a walking pace.

Richard SMAIL charged with leaving a cart in Carlyle street.

Mr Robert PETTIT was at the Horse Bazaar yesterday morning where he completely subdued an unbroken spirited filly who submitted to being mounted and ridden quietly around the yard.

Professor LICHTWARK, horse tamer and trainer, will deliver free lectures.

Wanganui At the Annual meeting of the Jockey Club tonight 75 pound was voted to the late handicapper Mr HATELY, in recognition of 10 years’ services, and Mr J O EVETT of Napier was appointed in his stead.


A considerable portion of the land adjacent to Mr HIGGINS’ slaughterhouse is under water. There are also large pools near Mr EBBETT’s and elsewhere.

A young lad named SHEPHERD, residing at Te Aute, broke his arm yesterday in such a manner that the wrist and hand of the left arm were turned completely around. The latter looking like the letter S He was trying mount an unsaddled horse, but was violently thrown and fell between the legs. His injuries were treated by Dr MIRBACH, and he is progressing favourably

Wellington Mr EVANS, a saddler here, purchased a cake of 17lb of beeswax at 10d per pound, and on the cake being split open yesterday was found to contain two bricks.

The long standing claims of the South Island natives, represented by TAIAROA, are about to be tested in a practical manner.

Mr SHEEHAN is acting for the claimants, and Messrs IZARD and BELL, the Wellington solicitors, are preparing a case to the Supreme Court Judges.

Annual Meeting Wellington Racing Club with Mr J THOMPSON in the chair.

Mr FITZHERBERT-President of the Club

Mr Wm HICKSON-vice-president, resigned

Messrs E PEARCE and J S M THOMPSON were appointed to fill the prospective vacancies.

Other elected Office-Bearers elected were as follows:-

Secretary and Treasurer-Mr H M LYON

Clerk of Scales-Mr John MAGINITY

Starter-Mr A YOUNG


Nelson It is feared that Mr Morris BUCHOLZ, third son of Mr S BUCHOLZ, an old resident of this district, has been drowned in the Takaka river. He was acting as a traveller for Mr Moss DAVIS, and on Thursday afternoon left Collingwood to ride to Takaka. On Saturday it was learnt in Collingwood that he had not arrived. Search was made yesterday, and the horse he rode was found with one stirrup leather gone, and the saddle durned round under the horse’s belly. The body has not yet been found.

On Saturday night a little girl named AVERY, two years old, was standing by the fireside when a kettle of boiling water upset, scalding the child so severely that she succumbed to the injuries today.

Greymouth The first of four charges against W N MORTON for stealing gold from his neighbor’s sluice box, was commenced in the District court this morning. A good deal of public interest is felt in the case, MORTON being well known and a well to do miner.

Christchurch Mr JACOBSEN states that the telegram from Mr KELSEY respecting the Alford Forest


2002-2005 Barbara Andrew