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Hbh August 1 1883

Tuesday Auckland

The investigations made by the police about Andrew M ALLEN lead to the belief that he has not committed suicide.

Ex detective SULLIVAN being unable to find sureties for his future good behaviour has been sent to gaol in default

Captain James TAUTARI, a well known old Maori coasting Captain, died at Russell today, aged 70.

Trouble with Hospital Committee and Dr STOCKWELL has resigned.

Oamaru A house belonging to Mr HEYWOOD, a nurseryman, was destroyed by fire this evening. All the occupants were out at the time the fire commenced.


Mr Walter MILLER, of Roxburgh Station, some time ago sent 145 sheep to the local refrigerating work. He got 4s 3d each for the skins, and an advance at the rate of 2 1/2d per lb on the carcasses, and if the Home market remains as at present when his sheep arrive he will get 2d per lb more. This will bring the net return per sheep up to 29s after paying all expenses, while at the local yards the price they would have brought would have been only 13s or 14s.

At the gaol enquiry today Captain HUME gave evidence. He was replying to a letter Mr CALDWELL had written to him in connection with certain complaints about the warders being out of uniform. He also in this letter expressed a hostile felling to the gaol management also Inspector WELDON.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court, before Captain PREECE

Civil Cases disposed of



Hannibal V MURTAGH

Watson V JAMES

Dixon V PAGE
HBH August 2 1883

St Peter’s Church Election of churchwardens took place. Mr M COLLETT was nominated minister’s churchwarden, and Mr T ENGLOSH, people’s warden. In reference to this election Mr ARROW addressed some personal remarks to the incumbent, with regard to the names of himself and Mr COUPER not being on the Church register, which led to a little altercation between the speaker and some others present at the meeting. When the chairman had recalled the disputants to a sense of what was due to the building they were in, the election of the vestrymen took place, the following being elected.

Messrs BIBBY, LOWE, WEAVER, CHILCOTT, HOBSON, W WHITE were re-elected auditors, and the meeting terminated.

Waipawa Magistrate Court sitting-before Captain PREECE.

MADDISON v FRASER-regard to billiard tables

W T LIMBRICK lessee of the Ross=shire Arms, Te Aute on the information of Richard ANDERSON with allowing gambling in his licensed house.

Mr H MONTEITH will sell at Waipawa sale yards on the 14th instant, 20 horses on account of Mr T P RUSSELL, of Woburn

Hoadley, Lyon and Co will sell at Taradale next Wednesday the dairy stock, plant, furntirue, of Mr P McKEOWN, who is leaving the district.

The collector of Customs notifies that J T WOODS of Hastings and B B JOHNSON, of Waipawa, have taken out auctioneers’ licenses.


The hearing against W Nassan MORTON, of Maori Creek, was concluded at an early hour this morning. The indictment consisted of three counts, but the jury found him guilty only on the last (stealing auriferous earth), with a strong recommendation for mercy. Judge sentenced prisoner to three months’ imprisonment.

Christchurch Last night two men had to cross the Waimakariri at Kaiapoi, when the boat capsized, the man got ashore, but as the night was dark the other man was not looked for. The latter made no appearance this morning. His mate reported the matter to the police, who dragged the river and recovered the body. The deceased was named William WILSON, was known in the district.

Dunedin Joseph STRONG has now challenged George ROBERTSON (The Maori) for the Caledonian Society’s champion belt for border wrestling. STRONG was nominated for last New Year’s games, but forfeited the belt without a contest to ROBERTSON when the latter challenged him in March and he now tries to recover his laurels.

Gail enquiry today the evidence and cross examination of Captain HUME, Inspector of Prisons, occupied the whole day.
HBH August 2 1883

Wellington At Rickman, an illegitimate son, carrying on a large boot business, has been proceeded against by the police for failing to support his mother, Rebecca PARNELL, an inmate of the lunatic asylum here, where she has been since defendant was four years old, twenty six years ago. Defendant stated that he was contributing 30s per week for the maintenance of his putative father, who was very independent, and had refused to accept a legacy of 600 pounds left him by his father. The case was dismissed.

It is rumoured that the Hon Mr OLIVER is to have the portfolio of Railways.

Auckland Mr Seth SMITH, Resident Magistrate, has been thrown from his horse, and broke his arm below the albow.

On 26th ultimo twenty six natives proceeded to the camp of a survey party who had crossed the Pakouka river at Aoteo. Mr BURD, who was in Raglan came out to the camp on Monday.
HBH Aug 3 and 4th 1883


The men engaged in the eviction business and the pulling down of widow WALSH’s cabin in the Roman Catholic cemetery were arrested today for the offence. They are named Patrick HENNESSY, Michael CASEY, and Murtagh DONOGHUE. They were released on bail.


Sydney TAIWHANGA was today granted a prohibitory order to prevent Auckland hotelkeepers from supplying his wife, Sarah Ann TAIWHANGA, with liquor.

The Rev Mr CALDER, of the Thames, has accepted the incumbency of All Saints’, Ponsonby


James RYAN was charged with being unlawfully at large, having been sentenced to four years penal servitude. Mr SHAW appeared for the accused. It appeared that the accused had earned a remission of his sentence at Mount Cook prison, and he got his good service money and was discharged; but to comply with the usual rule he was put on board a steamer to be sent to Lyttelton, from whence he came, but he absconded from the steamer, as his wife and family were in Wellington. Mr SHAW said the gaoler at Mount Cook prison would arrest the man the moment he was discharged from court. The accused (who was crying bitterly) had his good conduct remission cancelled, so that he would have to complete his sentence, which meant another twelve months in Mount Cook prison, through his being discharged from the gaol half a day too soon.

An apprentice on Board the Oxford has now been attacked with typhoid fever. The immigrants have been kept isolated from the patients, and have shown no disease, are to be released tomorrow.

Another case of the fever reported this afternoon from the quarantine station, the person attacked being a young woman named WILKINS, a passenger for Wellington. This will delay the other passengers being admitted to pratique for a few days.


TIMATI and his wife have been arrested on the charge of setting fire to their house in Ferry road on July 27th.


Mr MENLOVE, of Oamaru, shipped 241 two tooth merinos to London by the Fenstanton.

4th August


A W HILLIER, secretary to the Fire Brigade, died this morning from the effects of a fall from the engine when going to a false alarm of fire on Sunday. He was much respected. His untimely death leaves his widow and four children unprovided for.


Debate on Major ATKINSON’S motion, that a select committee he appointed to investigate Mr DARGAVILLLE’s charges against himself as Treasurer and against the Premier, occupied the whole of today’s sitting.

Hokitika Friday

At the District Court today, before his Honor Judge BROARD, Michael COSTELLLO was convicted under the Fraudulent Debtors Act of concealing a sum of money $420, from his creditors. He was sentenced to eighteen months’ imprisonment with hard labor.

HBH Aug 4 1883 RMC

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., John HIGGINS, charged with drunkenness, was dismissed with a caution. Michael MURPHY, similarly charged, was remanded until Monday, as he appeared to be suffering from the effects of drink, which he seemed to have been freely indulging.

Plans will be circulated of James BOYLE’s Hastings property, consisting of township sections. The sale is to take place in Napier stores on Tuesday, 21st inst.


Mr W G MOTERY’s report-The stone from the principal reefs on the Terawhiti field having been proved to be of better quality than was at first anticipated.

Mrs PEACOCK-Coote road was the lucky recipient of the silver tea and coffee service, while a handsome breakfast set of 40 pieces fell to the lot of Miss Bridget MONAGHAN, of Shakespeare road. These were given at the panorama.

Mrs WITHERS (wife of the late Major WITHERS) has says the Auckland Herald, forwarded a petition to the Secretary of State for War, in which she states that she is left with three young children, and that her only means of support is a small property of her own which yields her about $70 a year, and is wholly insufficient for the maintenance of herself and her family; that she is aware that there is a general rule which provides that pensions shall not be granted to widows and children of officers who may after the husband is 60 years of age, but she trusts that the following circumstances may be taken into favourable consideration (1) Her husband’s long and faithful service of over sixty years; (2) that he had been “noted” for a long and distinguished service pension, and was hoping to obtain it; (3) helpless condition in which her infant children are left, and she prays that the Royal bounty may be extended to her as a matter of great favor, and that she may be granted an ordinary widow’s pension and compassionate allowance for her children.
HBH Aug 6 1883


PEARSE’s American panorama will be exhibited this evening in the Oddfellows’ Hall, Waipawa. As we remarked when the panorama was exhibited in Napier, the paintings, of which there are forty-six, are all very well executed. Other attractions are, however, provided, including vocal and instrumental music by Messrs MURDOCH, PEARSE, CULLIMORE and VARLEY, and distribution of valuable gifts.

Seen by the Bay of Plenty Times that a Mr DUMERGUS, Opotiki, has imported the machinery for extracting syrup, and wishes the farmers in that district to turn their attention to the growth of sorghum. A sample of Mr CUNNINGHAM’S last crop has been sent to us plumper than that imported and bears the appearance of having come from a prolific crop.


THE DIRECT STEAM SERVICE-from Parliamentary Reports

Hbh Aug 7 1883

Death BOOT-At Meanee, on Sunday 5th August, Ellen Darling BOOT, the wife of George BOOT, aged 29 years. The funeral will leave Meanee for the Napier cemetary at 1 p.m. on Wednesday the 8th inst


The Trust Commissioner has intimated that the following deeds have been submitted for his certificate.

Lease of undivided interest of Trewhata HANATA in the Oringi Block, 12,000 acres, to Henry GAISFORD.

Conveyance (by gift) of one-fourth the undivided interest of Heperi TIARERE in the Hereheretau Block, Wairoa, 8820 acres, to R C STURM, F J STURM, and Mary GLASS.

Letters of Naturalisation. Hans ANDERSON of Makaretu Anton Berhart THOMSEN of Norsewood Pierre Louis GUILLARD of Woodville

Meeting of owners of property in the neighbourhood of Meanee, held on Saturday evening, it was decided to invite subscriptions for the improvement and extension of the old embankment, and Messrs RYMER, MacDONALD, PEACOCK, SYMONDS and GLOYNE were appointed as a committee to make the necessary arrangements.

**Note from Elaine- I was interested in this as my Gt g/father Martin BURKE and his brother Patrick worked on this embankment.

HBH Aug 8 1883 Wed.

Death McANANAMA-at Napier, on the 4th August, Terence McANANAMA, of Turiroa, Wairoa; aged 45 years-Wicklow papers please copy.

Special meeting of the Napier School Committee last evening held to open applications for the position of first assistant mistress. Twenty-two applications received, committee decided to recommend the Education Board to appoint Miss H E GILROY, of Greymouth, to fill the vacancy.

There was again a very good home at the Theatre Royal last evening, when RAINER’s panorama of the American War was exhibited for the last time, and excited as much admiration and applause as on previous occasions. At the distribution of gifts Mr O’SHANNASSY, of White road, secured a gold gilt clock.(another of Elaine’s)

Mr FAULKNOR-Hastings street-a silver watch. Mrs SELLARS, Munro Street, a tea and coffee service

HBH August 10 1883

Dr WILKINS, oculist and aurist, of Christchurch Hospital may be consulted today and up to 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at Messrs BARRAUD and BOWERMAN’s

Messrs Radford and Co, drapers of Wellington, will open tomorrow in the premises adjoining Mr H P COHEN’s Little Dustpan, Hastings street, Napier, and will offer a bankrupt stock of drapery, clothing &c., purchased by them at 10s in the $1.

At the Theatre Royal last evening at the panorama of the Russo-Turkish War. In the distribution of gifts which followed the entertainment Mrs GRAY, of Carlyle street, obtained a suite of furniture.

Tenders are invited by the Hawke’s Bay County Council for metalling 12 miles of road from Barricade Creek to the Kuripapanga bridge.

Railway Management.

There are grave difficulties in the way of placing the railways under the management of a non-political Board, but if it were possible to find a solution of those difficulties-and they are hopefully trying to find it in Victoria-we believe the change would be mostly to the advantage of the public………………………….more


A number of complaints have found their way here from the Oxford immigrants in quarantine at Soames Island. It is asserted that they have no fires during the cold weather, and that their quarters are all draughty.

Auckland At a meeting of the Harbor board today Captain WEBSTER, of the Omapere, was appointed harbor-master at Timaru, out of about twenty applicants.

Auckland At the inquest of Mrs Maria SCOTT, the post mortem examination showed that the cause of death was rupture of anerism of the aorta. Dr HAINES said that the fright caused by the attack of the monkey upon her would accelerate the rupture.

Wellington A Royal Commission has been appointed to enquire into the cause of the outbreak of fever on board the ship Oxford. The Commissioners are:-

Dr HENRY, Health Officer
Dr GRABHAM, Inspector of Asylums
Mr HACKWORTH, Collector of Customs.

At the inquest on the body of Robert MAYNE, who committed suicide at Martinboro’ on Tuesday by cutting his throat, a verdict was returned of suicide while suffering under temporary insanity.

William BARBES, fireman and Thomas BALDIE, cook of the steamer Tarawera were fined 25 pound each for smuggling tobacco ashore.

A deputation from Whangarei, comprising Messrs MASEFIELD, NICCOL and ALDERTON, go to Wellington to interview the Government respecting the necessity for the construction of a short line to connect the Whauwhau colliery with the Kamo-Wangarei railway. Mr ALDERTON left by the Tarawera.

Mr McDONALD, the engineer of the Harbor Board, has returned from Australia.
HBH Aug 11

The Government have received a telegram from the Agent-General, under date London, August 9th, stating that the Doric with 274 emigrants for Auckland, the Nelson with 344 emigrants for Otago, and the Taranaki with 340 emigrants for Canterbury, have sailed from London for this colony

At the inquest on the body of Captain John GIFFORD, a verdict of accidental death was returned.

The following cable message has been received by the Premier from Mr A STUART, Colonial Secretary of N.S.WL- “Informers now by order of British Government on board H.M.S. Nelson, and thus out of our jurisdiction. We nothing of Imperial future intentions, but feel sure that whatever may be the ultimate fate of these men they will not be landed in any Australasian colony.”

Mr J O EVETT, of Hawke’s Bay, was appointed handicapper for the spring and summer meetings.

Westport Mr SLOWEY, mining manager of the Golden Star mine, Mohikinui, arrived in town from the claim last night.

Christchurch The Rev Mr AYLMER, a very old settler in Akaroa, is dead.

The President of the chamber of Commerce has telegraphed on behalf of that body to Mr P CUNNINGHAM, who is in London, for definite information as to the genuineness and value of the Alford Forest diamonds.

The partnership hitherto subsisting between William MALONEY and Patrick MALONEY, as bakers and confectioners, has been dissolved. All accounts due by or to the late firm will be respectively paid and received by William MALONEY and Michael CLABBY.

Rainer’s panorama of the Russo-Turkish War drew another good house at the Theatre Royal last night. Miss GLENDINNING was the recipient of the tea and coffee service, and Mr James WILKINS, White road, received a very handsome album.

Fire Te Aute Hotel

On Thursday night the store attached to the Te Aute Hotel was, with its contents, entirely destroyed by fire. Mr LIMBRICK closed the hotel shortly after ten o’clock, and then saw the store, which appeared to be all right. A few minutes afterwards a passing horseman saw the place in flames, and raised the alarm, but even then it was too late to save anything. The origin of the fire is a mystery. No one had been in the place for nearly three hours, and then only a back room was entered; and a man who slept in the store had not retired for the night. The building was owned by Mr H WILLIAMS, and was uninsured; the stock belonged to Mr Limbrick and was insured in the Standard Office for $275. The loss is estimated at $125 beyond the insurance and his loss is estimated to be the same.

HBH Aug 13 1883 sh

Mr D FRASER arrived from Gisborne yesterday morning by the Tarawera, to take over the agency of the Union Steamship Company at this port. Mr W KENNEDY left for New Plymouth, where he will relieve the agent at the place for a short time.

The s,s. Kiwi-Captain James CAMPBELL, should arrive here today from Wellington, she having left that port on Saturday night. The Kiwi will be the bearer of the Napier Portion of the Oxford’s immigrants.

Birth JONES-at West Clive, on August 10th, the wife of J R JONES, of a son.

Headline Mr GLADTONE and the Duke of Albany

Signes that the Royal Princes are likely to become a cause of perplexity in the Home Government. The ………………more

HBH Aug 14 1883

Headliner The Jockey Club’s Lease

As everyone knows, the racecourse is the property of the Agricultural and Pastoral Society, from which the club holds a lease. The two associations have worked amicably together, to their mutual benefit. ………………………………..more

Mr Arthur McCARTNEY, who for years past has been so favourably known as the host of the Greenmeadows Hotel, Taradale, has purchased Mr R BARROW’s interest in the Caledonian Hotel.

The Danevirk Hotel is rapidly approaching completion. When finished it will be one of the most commodious hotels in the Seventy Mile Bush. We can vouch from experience that Mr ALLARDICE thoroughly understands how to make people comfortable

Mr T J RYAN will sell at his mart this afternoon Sydney oranges and lemons.

On Thursday morning he will sell a consignment of flowers, plants &c., from Mr C S McDONALD’s Newmarket Nursery, Auckland

Meeting of creditors in the estates of Samuel MERRICK and George BRADLEY.

Mr Joseph BAMFORTH has stated blacksmithing at Puketapu

A case of some importance was heard in the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Joseph SNOW was charged with a breach of the Public Health Act, in not giving information to the Borough Council (as the local Board of Health) that there was case of infectious disease in his house in June last. The defendant pleaded ignorance of the law, and Dr MATTHEWS who attended the case, also stated that he was unaware that it was incumbent upon him to report it. Mr LOGAN, who prosecuted, said he did not press for a penalty, as the case was brought in order to call prominent attention to the law. The Resident Magistrate did not therefore inflict a fine. He suggested that the Council should public in the newspapers the clauses of the Act which compel notice to be given by householders, and the amending Act, which requires medical practitioners also to report cases under their notice professionally.

The other business before court was George HOBBS on a charge of using obscene language.

A summons charged Richard BURROWS driving round a street corner at other than a walking pace.

Parliamentary The Married Woman’s Property Bill (Mr WHITAKER) will be read for a first time at the Legislative Council Meeting

HBH Aug 15 1883

Headliner The Ngururoro Mouth

The mouth of the Ngaruroro-or, rather, the united mouths of the Tutituki, Ngaruroro, and the Waitangi rivers, has during the last two floods made surprising inroads in the beach, and the river waters now run parallel with the beach, and within a few yards of the road, for a considerable distance. A long shingle bank………..more

HBH Aug 16th

Marriage POTTS-WAITT- On August 15, at St John’s, Napier, by the Rev De Berdt HOVELL, Geoffrey POTTS to Janie WAITT.
HBH August 20 1883

YOUNG-At Shakespeare road, Napier, Amy, infant daughter of Alfred and Agnes YOUNG, aged 7 weeks.

Telegraphic per United Press Association-Gisborne Saturday. The New engine and boiler for the south Pacific Petroleum has arrived from San Francisco. The work in the ground is pressing rapidly and Manager has left to confer with directors in Christchurch.

Mr Percy COBB has taken the premises of the Theatre Royal lately in the occupation of Mr W PREBBLE. Mr COBB will carry on in those premises the business of a poultry and fruit store, and solicit a fair share of public patronage.

HBH Aug 21 1883

Birth KINROSS-At Mount Alloway, Napier, on August 19, the wife of J G Kinross, of a son.

Messrs Robert WILKIN and Co, will sell on the 1st September, at Messrs MILES and Co’s Repository, Christchurch, the whole of the racing stud of Mr G BATE, who is retiring from the turf.

Mr M E GROOME notified that poison will be laid on the Onepu estate.

At the Resident Court before captain REECE R.M.

Thomas GILLIGAN and Thomas RANDLE , cautioned and dismissed. Carl ULSMANN, also charged with drunkenness, did not appear when called J Mackwood SMITH was fined $3 and costs for being drunk whilst in charge of a horse, and resisting police.

Jas OLIVER fined 10s and costs for furious driving. The case of Frank WILLIAMS, charged with failing to support his children, was further remanded for a month.

Civil action heart at Gisborne last week-REES v Peti Te AATA-Mr REES incidentally stated that he had paid the moneys due from him to KARAITIANA’s estate, as found by the Registrar of the Supreme Court here. From the result of the action it would appear that Mr REES paid too much. Peti Te AATA was the mistress and reputed wife of KARAITIANA. Goods to the value of $77 were obtained from a Gisborne storekeeper, Mr REES becoming surety for payment. In Court last week PETI repudiated the debt, and said the goods were obtained on KARAITIANA’s behalf, she merely acted as interpreter. The Resident Magistrate consequently gave judgment against Mr REES.

HBH August 23 1883

Birth POWDRELL-On A August 21st, the wife of Joseph Powdrell, Turiroa, of a son.

HEADLINER-THE NATIVE LANDS BILL-Native Land Laws Amendment Bill on Tuesday evening-Mr BRYCE

Miss GILROY appointment by Napier School Committee-Correspondence

Mr M GRIBBLE appointed Registrar of Marriages &c for the Norsewood district

A telegraph station opened at Kaikora last Tuesday

Mr E PATTEN, J P presided at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning, and dealt with a charge of drunkenness against Henry HOFF, who was dismissed with a caution, it being his first offence.

The death rate of Napier for the month of July was only 0.66 per 1000. This was the lowest of any town sufficiently large to afford a fair comparison.

Mr Cartwright BROWN, Grenmeadows has two weight carrying hacks for sale Mrs COHAM-milliner &c., Hastings Street Napier

Mr T WATERWORTH, proprietor of the Provincial Hotel, inserts a business advertisement-to the person who took a bag of sugar come back and have a cup of tea to go with it

HBH Aug 24 1883

Birth MONTGOMERY-At Hattenburn, Milnathert, N.B. on the 30th June, the wife of H J Montgomery, of a daughter.

Death GUSH-On the 16th June, William Frederick GUSH, solicitor, of Finsbury Circus, London, and Worcester Park, Surrey, aged 44 years, only surviving brother of Frederick GUSH, Clive.

E THOMSON chimney sweeper Waghorne street, Port Ahuriri, advertises that all orders left at his address will be promptly attended to.

Civil Service Cricket Club held their meeting at the Clarendon Hotel last evening. Mr WALKER in the chair.

Mr INGPEN’s resignation accepted with regret. Messrs ASHTON and YATES being elected as delegates. Mr WALKER in the Chair.

During the evening Mr INGPEN presented Mr POOLE with a bat, given by Mr E PATTEN, for the best bowling average. Mr YATES with a had and batting gloves presented by Mr H BAKER for the best batting average.

Mention was made in the columns of an Ashburton paper recently of a station holder in Otago, Mr Walter MILLER, of Roxburgh, having made a profit of 15s or 16s on every sheep sent Home over what would have been realised in the colonial saleyards. The Bruce Herald gives an account of Mr MILLER’s feeding, which is not without interest. ……..more

Sir George ARNEY’s will was proved in June by Colonel COLLS and R H SPEED. The personalty is under $15,000. The testator leaves $4000 and the plate given him by the Auckland bar to his niece, Mrs COLLS; $4000 to Miss Emma SPEED; to his godson, George MARTIN, all his lands in the Tauranga district and near Howick Auckland; and numerous

Smaller legacies to relatives, godchildren, friends, and servants. The residue of his property including the remainder of his real estate in New Zealand is left in trust for Mrs COLLS and her children.

HASLAM’s refrigerating apparatus has been fitted to some of the New Zealand Shipping Co’s steamers
HBH Aug 25 1883


The flax mill owned by Mr Phillip VERCOE was destroyed by fire last night. There is no clue as to the origin of the fire. The mill was not insured, and the loss is estimated at $150


Miss Amy SWANSBOROUGH, tobacconist, was today fined $10, and costs for sly grog selling. The Principal witness was a Fijian planter named MILLER The Court was crowded to excess during the hearing of the case. She said her real name was Mrs HEALEY and that her husband was in Canterbury.

A gum digger named David POWELL was found drowned at Riverhead. The body has now been recovered.

Fatal Outrage

Dunedin Friday Last night, as the goods train from Clinton for Invercargill was nearing Wairuna, John HENDERSON, a fireman was shot dead with a charge of large sized shot, which entered the region of the heart. The firing was from the bank alongside the line. Guard DUNCAN saw two flashes, and immediately after the second the deceased threw up his arms exclaiming “Oh! Peter,” to Peter DUNN, the driver of the engine, and expired. Inspector WELDON and two detectives arrived from Dunedin today. The body now lies at the Prince of Wales Hotel awaiting an inquest, which will probably be held on Monday. HENDERSON leaves a wife and family, who reside at Invercargill. Later Three boys, sons of a well known Clinton resident, have been arrested for shooting at HENDERSON. It is supposed that the affair was the result of mischief. The supposed names are James and Alexander ROY, who are being held in custody.

The goods train left Clinton Thursday night for Invercargill. The driver was Peter DUNN, fireman, James HENDERSON, guard-Wm Duncan and the brakeman was SIMMONDS.
A Curious Petition

Among the petitions presented to Parliament this session is one by Mr R J DEIGHTON, of Wairoa. He asks for a small pension, on the grounds of services rendered in very early days, when the Europeans in New Zealand were a mere handful compared to the Maoris.
The Petition after detailing the arrival of Mr DEIGHTON in 1840, then goes on to say..............more

HBH June 26 1883 Per United Press Association Auckland-Wednesday

A six roomed-house at Mount Eden, owned by Mr WAITE, tinsmith has been burned down.

The Harbour Board have resolved to cable Mr WARDELL-consulting engineer, Sydney, to come over to Auckland and inspect the plans and site of the dock..
A requisition signed by 230 electors of Avon (Mr ROLLESTON's constituency) has been sent him asking him to carry out his former views on the West Coast railway, and to urge that the $180,000 allocated for the northern extension be spent on the construction of the line westward from Hurunui

The annual meeting of the Rakaia and Ashburton Forks Railway Company was held today.

A special meeting of the Hospital Board was held today to enquire into the matter of a letter from Dr WILKINS and a report of Dr BAKEWELL.

Mr CAREW R.M., today decided in the case of MAITLAND, Commissioner of Crown Lands, and James SMITH, that there was no dispute before the Land Board, which was therefore not empowered to summon witnesses, The case was dismissed. Mr HAGGETT asked Mr CAREW to state a case for the Supreme Court.

It was generally accepted that Mr HUSTHOUSE would carry his amendment on the Bankrupt Bill.
Mr LANARCH arrived today. He was introduced to the two Government supporters-Messrs J Evans BROWN and HURSTHOUSE.


John BARRETT, a miner was killed on Monday, while softening dynamite at a forge in his claim at Dillman's Town. both legs were blown off above the kneesm both arms were shattered, the right was gone, and the breast riddled. He never spoke, and died in a few minutes. A year ago the deceased had a narrow escape from a similar cause, the forge being blown to atoms. At the inquest yesterday afternoon the jury returned a verdict of accidental death. They added a rider stating it was desirable that all vendors of dynamite should also selll suitable vessels for drying, warming, or softening the same. The deceased was buried this morning, and was followed to the grave by a large procession of mourners.
HBH Aug 27 1883

Births- HOOPER-At Napier on August 28th, the wife of S HOOPER, of a daughter

WILLIAMS-At Te Aute, on August 23rd, the wife of Allan M WILLIAMS, of a daughter.

Local Mr T GILPIN of Havelock, has purchased from Mr W DOUGLAS the hurdle horse Pastime.

On fourth page-Mr RUSKIN on Courtship.

From Editor regarding correspondence

Mr H ARROW-An action for libel is a luxury in which we are not prepared to indulge just now. If the matter is as your letter states, we quite agree that something should be done, but the proper course would be to call the attention of the authorities to the affair.

The Australian Colonies-Contains an article from the pen of Major General the Hon W FEILDING, in which he reviews the advantages which the various colonies of the Australasian group offer as a field for immigration.

HBH 29th

Marriage SPURRELL-THACKER-On the 22nd August, at St John’s Church, by the Rev De Berdt HOVELL, Fred SPURREL, eldest son of William Atwill SPURRELL of California Villa, Horrabridge, Devon, England, to Jessie Ann Christopher, second daughter of James P THACKER, of Napier.

Death GRINLINTON-At Napier on August 28th, 1883, Jane, the beloved wife of W N GRINLINTON, aged 55 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, Chaucer Road, at 2 pm. On Thursday. Friends please accept this intimation.
HBH August 29 local 1883

On the fourth page will be found a Ormondville correspondent’s letter, Mr Warden GILES’ report on the Ross goldfield.

Messrs J PARKER and E HIGGINS failed to put in a appearance at the inquest held at the asylum on Monday, though summoned as jurymen, and Captain PREECE directed that they should attend the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning, to show why they should not be fined 2 pound each. They attended with explanations and their fines were reduced to 10s each.

A man named LORRIGAN charged with drunkenness






The case of JONES v W DOUGLAS occupied the Court for several hours-Claim for wrongful dismissal.

Mr C M CAMPBELL, Woodville, makes a change to his advertisement of properties for sale.

A lecture on “Memory” by the Rev E O PERRY, United Methodist school-room Carlyle street, 8th.

Richard WOOD of Hastings, has filed a declaration of his inability to meet the engagements of his creditors.

Captain the Hon. John CARNEGIL, one of the Naval Officers who took part in the New Zealand War of 1846-7, is just dead.

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Opunake-Thursday- William CLARK, hotelkeeper, late of Wellington, and formerly of Blenheim and Picton, shot himself through the heart this morning. He had agreed last night with MIDDLETON Bros, from whom he purchased the hotel five months ago, to give back possession, and an agreement was drawn up to that effect. CLARK appeared in good spirits this morning, and was working in the storeroom. Whilst one of the men helping him went to fetch a tomahawk he shot himself through the heart.

Wanganui-Thursday. Mr ROCHFORT, Government surveyor who is engaged in the survey of the central route of railway viz Murimotu Plains, has been stopped by the natives near Mangawhero and turned back.

The survey party were surrounded and taken prisoners, by the natives.

Wellington- Mr J C CRAWFORD, formerly R.M. here, writes from London.

Auckland A railway guard named CRAWFORD had a narrow escape from instantaneous death while shunting at the Mercer station.

Two boys named BYDDER (15 years) and HUGHES (13) were out seagull shooting when the former’s gun went off accidentally. The ball, which was a marble, struck HUGHES on the neck. BYDDER is the boy who swam ashore from the boat out of which Professor WALKER was drowned. HUGHES is a grandson of Mr HUGHES, solicitor

A scene occurred in the Police Court today. A rather notorious woman named Anne VESEY was charged with abusive language.

Birth GOLLAN-A Eparima, on the 29th August, the wife of James GOLLAN, of a daughter.

A full report of the meeting held yesterday to consider the best means of preventing the inroad of the rabbits on our southern boundary will be found on the fourth page.

The Rev F E Telling SIMCOX acknowledges, with thanks addition subscriptions to the BRAYBROOK fund-


This fund now stands at 160 pounds

A meeting of the creditors of H J GLAZEBROOK the 11th of September. It is notified that the Supreme Court on 13th of September-George BRADLEY, Samuel MERRICK and Nathaniel PILCHER will seek discharge.

Wairoa-Thursday. Mr Joseph POWDRELL, DIED THIS MORNING FROM PUEPERAL FEVER. Dr CARO was sent for but case was hopeless from the start.

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