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HBH Sept 1 1883 Local

A man named George Ness who had been working for Mr MUNDELL, fellmonger, Kaikora, was missing on Thursday evening. His employer and others went in search of him on the hills as he had appeared to be in a desponding state of mind lately, his usual regular remittance not having arrived last mail from Aberdeenshire, where his relatives occupied a wealthy position. Yesterday afternoon Mr S OATHERN discovered the missing man’s body in a hole in the Kaikora creek, with an old iron pump tied on his back.

A Napier case came before the Court of Appeal at Wellington yesterday. Mr A KENNEDY of this town some time ago, was commissioned to sell a property in the Rangatikei district for a Mr FRASER, and he found a purchaser. Mr KENNEDY brought an action in the Bulls Resident Magistrate’s Court, for Commission not paid to him, and judgment was given against him. After an appeal, the decision of the Resident Magistrate was reversed.

Captain PREECE R.M., delivered judgment in the case of JONES v DOUGLAS-for wrongful dismissal. Judgement given to the defendant without costs.

Also investigated-A charge against William LONERGAN, Taradale, using obscene language. It appeared that the defendant’s daughter got married “under false pretences,” and he expressed his disapproval with unnecessary vehemence and publicity. Fined 2poun and costs, with the alternative of fourteen days’ residence with Mr MILLER.

Thomas CHILDS, for imbibing too freely, pay 5s and costs.

Mr J T JOHNSON has in partnership with Mr ALEXANDER, opened a bakehouse in Carlyle street.

Friday Wairoa The late Mrs J POWDRELL was buried today. There was a very large attendance at the funeral, and great sympathy was expressed for Mr POWDRELL’s loss.

Wellington Private Wm McKEEVER has been dismissed from the Guards here for exhibiting a caricature of the captain of the corps in the window of his place of business.

Major Te WHEORO asked the government yesterday on what prrof title a Crown grant for land at Kawhia was issued to Mr CHARLTON. Mr ROLLESTON read some memoranda to show that the the land was alleged to have been purchased from the natives in 1840. Mr CHARLTON applied for a Crown grant in 1850, and a grant was issued to his widow on the recommendation of Sir F Dillon BELL in 1864. The title did not appear to be very sound. A township was being surveyed on the land.

Auckland A destructive fire occurred last night at the Kopura mills Kaipara. The very large sawmills and the railway station were saved almost miraculously by the great exertions of the station people, ably assisted by men from Aratapu, Mangawhare, Dargaville, and other places…………………..more

An enquiry was held into the wreck of the barquentine Alma today before Mr SMITH R.M., and Captain FRASER, Nautical Assessor. John PATTERSON, master of the vessel deposed, also the mate Alexander SHAW.

The yacht Perseverance started for Cabbage Bay but had to run back to Beeson’s Island. One of the party named FORD reported that the barque Bella Mary from the Thames, bound for Whangaroa, put in there this afternoon owing to the severe weather prevailing outside.

HBH Sept 3 1883


Mr J R MARTIN, West Clive has a store and a dwelling house at West Clive

Mr A M NEWMAN, Ormond, Poverty Bay invites tenders for renting two sections East Hastings

Thomas STANLEY, Hastings, filed a declaration of his inability to meet the engagements of his creditors

Richard WOOD-Meeting of creditors at Hastings Court.

Charles BAILEY, ship, yacht, and boat builder, Auckland, inserts a business advertisement

Dr WILKINS, Oculist and aurist to Christchurch Hospital, will arrive in Napier next Saturday and will remain for about a week.

Saturday Auckland

Two men named Richard BELL and Robert GIBSON were today committed for trial for burglariously breaking into the Kohukohu Hotel Hokianga, and stealing a quantity of spirits, &c.

At the installation of the Rev Mr CALDER at All Saints, Ponsonby, Bishop COWIE said that he could not think that the Christian people of New Zealand would for long tolerate the present system of education.

The Cygnet, which arrived today from Samoa and Apia, reports a hurricane in the islands, and the loss of the whaling barque Expeculador, belonging to Mr Thomas HENDERSON, jun. No lives were lost.

Mr C C DACRE has received letters from Melbourne and Sydney expressing the inability of the yacht clubs to send representative yachts to take part in the proposed inter-colonial race in Auckland.

MARGOLIOUTH-At Milton Tce on September 2, the wife of C L MARGOLIOUTH, of a daughter.

HBH Sept 4 1883



The following details are to hand by the Orient from the Cape:

CAREY, his wife, and 7 children, the oldest 15 years, joined the Renfrew Castle at Dartmouth under the assumed name of POWER. They were third class passengers. CAREY and his wife indulged freely in liquor during the voyage. The secret of CAREY’s identity was wormed out of the children by two passengers, who told O’DONNELL. The latter practised revolver shooting in Table Bay until the chief officer ordered him to desist when he said the POWE was no other than CAREY, adding that if satisfied of the identity he would d____soon let daylight, into his vile carcase. (Abridged by Elaine from here available upon request.)

Names mentioned were :- James PARRISH, an officer’s servant Dr EVERETT attended, Carey. Captain ROSE of the Melrose put O’DONNELL in irons.

New Plymouth Monday Page 2 As the steamer, McGREGOR was going out of Waitara river this morning with a cargo of cattle for the Manukau she got on the south spit, and will be detained there a tide.
The steamer Hannah Mokau, when towing the schooner Falcon out of Waitara this morning, had to let go her tow owing to the rough state of the water on the bar, and the schooner went ashore on the west bank of the river at the Heads.

An inquest was held this afternoon, when certain revelations were made which led the coroner to give the order that Thomas WEIR, the owner, to be detained in custody when the court adjourned.

Telegraphic Per United Press Association
The Harbor Board have refused an application for the remission of wharfage and dues on the steamer Doric.

Joseph PETERS was arrested at Onehunga today for wife desertion at Taranaki. His wife had traced him from place to place.

The charge against Isabella PERRY, barmaid for threatening to shoot Charles M’GAFFIE, was withdrawn, the prosecutor relenting.

The Harbor Board have rejected the suggestion of Mr WARDELL, consulting engineer at Sydney, to divide the dock into two caissons for large and small vessels.

HBH Sept 5 1883

A bolt of rather an exciting nature took place in Hastings street yesterday afternoon.
Mr M SMITH of Poverty Bay was driving a pair of horses in a buggy when the animals became restive and started off at a galloping pace. However Mr SMITH held well to the ribbons, and after the horses had careered along the road to the Maori Club they were pulled up.

Page four the report of the Parliamentary committee on the charges made by Mr DARGAVILLE against the Premier and the colonial Treasurer, and a letter regarding the Longlands bridge.

Quarterly meeting of the Puketapu Licensing Committee lapsed as a quorum did not attend.

Messrs S GRAHAM, T HUTCHINSON, and G T SEARLE have been nominated to fill the vacancy in the Puketapu Road Board caused by the retirement of Mr J GIBLIN

Mr Archibald BRYSON has for sale a section at Hastings opposite the Town Hall

Mr F BETHALL, saddler and harness-maker, Hastings, has purchased Mr J D BROWNE’s saddlery business.

Mr S J FREEMAN, Fitzroy road inserts an advertisement

Registry office for servants has been opened at the swimming baths, next to the White Swan brewery

Mr T ANDREW, photographer Tennyson street wants to purchase beeswax in any quantity up to half a ton.

Mr F COOK, Hastings has for sale about 50 tons of sugar beet.

Entertainment will be given Friday evening in the school-room Taradale, for the benefit of the family of Charles O’BRIEN, Puketapu. Who has for a long time been suffering from a painful disease, and whose wife and children have all been prostrated with fever.

Mr RYMER will run a coach from NEWTON’s corner at 6.30 pm..

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday

Judgments given in the following cases







William O’NEILL the man mentioned by our Waipawa correspondent as a dangerous lunatic running at large on the hills between Tamumu and Pourerere, was captured by the police on Friday and brought to town. He was charged on Saturday and remanded for a week.

Nelson papers to hand state that Mr Charles RAIKES who has for seven years occupied the position of drawing master at the Nelson College, intends establishing himself in Napier. The Nelson Evening Mail and the Nelsonian speak in high terms of Mr RAIKES’ qualifications as a drawing master.

Detective BROWN sent South this afternoon to make enquiries in Christchurch about Angelique THERASSE and the identity of the mantle she had been charged with stealing

6thThe Hastings Licensing Committee met yesterday and granted 11 o’clock licenses to the three houses in the district

Petty robberies presumably by juveniles are just now very common

Mr WHITE of Emerson Street-had his till robbed

Mrs MORLEY lost a box of wooden pipes

Two occasions type has been stolen from our office.

Mr William James NEVILLE, Criterion Hotel writes in regard to the diamonds. “Being a F.G.S., of 20 years standing and having had practical experience of diamond mining on the South African fields”………………………..more

A very sudden death occurred yesterday morning at Kaikora. A man named Anthony HUSSEY, but sometimes going by the name of Bill DAVIS, was talking to other men on the verandah of the Kaikara Hotel about 8 o’clock, when HUSSEY, without warning dropped down, apparently in a fit. He partly rallied, when a second fit as suddenly seized him, and he expired in a few moments. Deceased had been suffering from heart disease, and had just returned from the Napier Hospital, having walked al the way during the previous two days.

FridaySept 7

Mr W ROSE has purchased the Greenmeadows Hotel from Mr A McCARTNEY, and entered into possession on Tuesday last.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Thomas HOGAN of a charge of lunacy-remanded for medical examination.

Hawera Thursday

A charge of child murder against Josephine GREER is proceeding today. Detective BENJAMIN, and Constable MANNING of Bulls, MOTLEY, of Woodville, and Mr McNULTY, of Foxton, have given evidence. They deposed that they had made exhaustive enquiries, but had been unable to discover anything of WILLIAMS, the reputed father of the missing child. Constable MOTLEY, said that no letter had been received there for WILLIAMS for twelve months past, except one a month ago, and that had not been called for. The case is not nearly finished yet.


Mr James WALLS, an old colonist, and well known breeder of Clydesdales, died yesterday morning from an attack of apoplexy. He had been arranging yesterday for a trip to Sydney. About 10 o’clock he was found insensible on the road. His trap was close by, a good deal knocked about. Mr WALLS never recovered consciousness. He was much respected.


The Rev Lindsay MACKIE, pastor of the Presbyterian First Church, died tonight, aged 39. He leaves a widow and three children.


At the Supreme Court today the only case of interest was that of “HORNSBY” (Lake County Press) v WARREN (Lake Wakatipu Mail) for a libel.

In the R.M.Court today, in the case of the Liquidators of the Southland Farmers Co-operative Association against H W POTTER.
HBH Sept 7 1883

CHCH It is reported that Messrs WESTON and Allan HOLMES, the law examiners have recommended for passes the following:-


Mr A D WARMAN, Hastings, has been appointed trustee in the estate of Thomas STANLEY

David PEAT, Wanganui, was awarded a silver medal for the best draught colt or filly in the show

Rev C L TUKE to induct-a special service held at All Saint’ Church, Taradale, he has been nominated to the incumbency.

Resident Magistrate’s Court

Elizabeth GILLETT and

Benjamin TAGGART charged with drunkenness

Laurence HOFF 16 years of age charged with stealing a money box.-Sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Rifle Volunteers0Setrgt. Walter DUNCAN unanimously elected a lieut of the corps.

HBH Sept 8 1883

Birth LEWIS-At Napier on the 7th Sept, the wife of E A LEWIS of a daughter.

Deaths GILBERD-At Taradale on the 6th Sept, Roy, the only son of Henry and Henrietta Gilberd, aged 1 year and 7 months.
PARSONS-At West Clive, Sept 7th Frederick Parsons aged 80 years.


HBH Sept 10th 11th 12th and 13th 1883

Birth WESTMORELAND-At Tamumu on Sept 7th, Mrs Joseph WESTMORELAND of a son.

Death ARNOLD-At Napier, on September 8, Mary Ann (Minnie) Arnold, aged 23 years.


BIRTH GIRDLESTONE- At Napier, on Sept 11th, the wife of J M GIRDLESTONE, of a son.

HBH Sept 10 1883 local

Two suspected cases of Lunacy formed the only business before the Resident Magistrate on Saturday. William O’NEILL, who had been in durance for several days, was pronounced sane, his “lunacy” being due to heavy drinking. Edward DIXON was remanded for a week for medical examination.

In consequence of G P DONNELLY, trainer, Mr MUNN, leaving for Australia, Mr DONNELLY has relinguished the turf, and has placed all his racing stud in Messrs HOADLEY, LYON and Co’s hands for sale by public auction immediately.

Dr WILKINS, oculist and aurist, arrived on Saturday and may be consulted
11th September

Mr WHITAKER will represent New Zealand at the Annexation Conference.

A dozen unfortunate Oxford Immigrants still remain in quarantine at Soames Island, and other of them has just developed symptoms of typhoid fever

A boiler used for driving machinery for cutting firewood at Mr J BROWN’s wood-yard, Tory street, burst this afternoon…………..more


The Auckland footballers were entertained at a public dinner this evening. The Mayor presided.

Local 12th

The action LEONARD v BARROWS. Mr CORNFORD for the plaintiff, and Mr LASCELLES for the defendant.

A wages dispute-CLEARY V MADDEN and HOGAN-Mr LEE for the plaintiff and Mr LASCELLES for the defendant

Following deeds have been submitted to the Frauds Commissioner, Captain PREECE, for his certificate

Conveyance of undivided interest of Kerita IWIPIPI, Kawhia HAPATA, and Keaho HAPATA in the Te Onepu West, 287 acres, to Hugh McLEAN;

Conveyance of undivided interests of Tangatako, Wihi Te HAPU, Hamiora TUPERA, and Hapuka PAKU, in Te Onepu East, 155 acres to Hugh McLEAN;

Transfer of undivided interest of Auru MANGEMANGE in Mahanga No 1. 2735 acres to Peter COOPER.

In the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday Thomas McAULEY, charged with being drunk in a railway carriage.

Margaret GOLDER further remanded on a charge of lunacy.

Judgments for amounts claimed, with costs.

Neal and Close v LYANAR

J HIGGINS v W L REES-for dishonoured cheque

PHILSON v ROUNDTREE claim for 14pound 10s.

13th Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, two men for drunkenness before Mr E PATTEN, J P., Robert BOSH, alias “Blind Bob, the Fiddler,” was one.

Thomas BURNS, fined 5s and costs.

The Clive square Mutual Improvement Association held their weekly meeting on Tuesday evening. An essay on “Health” was read by Mr O ALPERS.

At an open lodge meeting held at the Hastings Good Templar’s Lodge on Tuesday evening. Bros COCK and ALEXANDER spoke on the drink traffic, and Bros PEACOCK and HARPER sang appropriate songs, under the leadership of Rev T F JONES.

Mr FAWCETT on Land Nationalisation

Tenders are invited by Mr Robert LAMB for the erection of a villa residence in Thompson road

Mr G T SEARLE has withdrawn his candidature for election as a member of the Puketapu Road Board.

A meeting of the creditors of St George RYDER will be held Tuesday next when the debtor will apply for a certificate that he has complied with the provisions of the Debtor’s and Creditors Act.

14th Sept Taranaki

Taranaki Herald gives the following instance of Maori Honor:- Some time ago Mr G SOLE brought a horse out of the pound and afterwards lost it. On Thursday last he found the horse in the possession of a Maori who was riding through the town to Parihaka. He of course claimed the animal, but the Maori also claimed it and stated that he had lost it for a long time, and afterwards it came back to the settlement. Mr SOLE produced the receipt for the horse, and that quite satisfied the Maori, who promised to return the animal if Mr SOLE would allow him to ride it to Parihaka. This Mr SOLE consented to do, and true to his word, the Maori returned the horse yesterday
HBH Sept 15 1883

On the fourth page is an article entitled “The Bishop of Melbourne on Socialism.”

Two inebriates, W LONERGAN AND charlotte BUTWELL, were fined 5s and costs each at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Mr PATTEN J P, presided.

The Opening Cricket March of the season takes place today at Petane, between the Civil service and the Petane Cricket Club.

The trustees of the late Mr J D POWDREL have decided to sell by auction at an early date the whole of his racing stock. The Theatre Royal will be opened on the 1st October by Mrs Anna POTTS M.D. Following week HEGARTY’s Court Minstrels, who have just concluded 6 month’s season in Sydney

A football match between 15 of the High School and Te Aute College. Representatives-HUNTER (Captain), COWELL, GRUBB, BRYSON, BOLD, WEBER, REEVES, COLLISON, GROOME, McKINNON and PORTER.

Shipping news The Union Steamship Company’s Manapouri Captain Thos LOGAN.

A reception and profession took place at the Dominion Convent, Dunedin, on Tuesday-His Lordship the Bishop officiating, assisted by the Venerable Archdeacon COLEMAN and the Rev Fathers WALSH, LYNCH, and BURKE.

The ladies made their profession were the Sisters Mary Dominick (in the world Miss Kate SCULLY, daughter of Major SCULLY, Napier), a choir nun. Mary Aloysius (in the world Miss Elizabeth GUNN, of Timaru), a lay sister Miss Mary O’NEILL of south Dunedin (In religion Sister Mary Imelda), a lay sister.received the habit of St Dominick.
The ceremony which was performed in the chapel of the convent, was strictly private-Tablet.

Mrs Walter HILL and Miss Arethusa May, are in London. Mrs HILL (says an exchange) is endeavouring to obtain an engagement for her daughter at one of the metropolitan theatres.

Two inebriates, W LONERGAN AND charlotte BUTWELL, were fined 5s and costs each at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Mr PATTEN J P, presided.

The Opening Cricket March of the season takes place today at Petane, between the Civil service and the Petane Cricket Club.

The trustees of the late Mr J D POWDREL have decided to sell by auction at an early date the whole of his racing stock. The Theatre Royal will be opened on the 1st October by Mrs Anna POTTS M.D. Following week HEGARTY’s Court Minstrels, who have just

concluded 6 month’s season in Sydney

The trustees of the late J B POWDRELL have decided to sell by auction at an early date the whole of his racing stock.

A football match is to to be played today between the second fifteen of the high Scvhool and the second fifteen of the Te Aute School.

The following is the fifteen of the Te Aute School.


Mrs Walter HILL and Miss Arethusa MAY are in London. Mrs HILL (says an exchange) is endeavouring to obtain an engagement for her daughter at one of the metropolitan theatres.

HBH Sept 17 1883loc1
A Telephone station has been opened at Petane
Mr B L PIRANI, of Napier was yesterday admitted by His Honor the Chief Justice as a barrister and solicitor of the supreme Court of New Zealand (Says the Wellington Post of last Wednesday). Mr PIRANI was for a short time in the service of Messrs BRANDON and Son, but some years lately employed in the office of Mr WARBURTON, of Palmerston North

In the Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, before Messrs T K NEWTON, J.P., and E LYNDON, J.P.,
Thomas LONG was fined 5s for drunkenness.
A civil case-KINROSS v J T WOOD and James FORD, trading as J T WOOD and Co., Hastings.,
Mr T J RYAN will sell this morning, the residence of Mr Alfred LEWIS, Dalton street, the whole of his household furniture and effects, under distress for rent.
The partnership hitherto subsisting between Messrs C G SMYTH and C E WILLIAMS has been dissolved.
Mr Charles VILLERS pound keeper Petane
Mr A J McEWAN, Hastings, in now opening spring goods.

HBH Sept 18 1883 Auk

Charles FLETCHER, a butcher at Mercer, committed suicide by drowning in the Mangatawhiri Creek on Saturday. He had been drinking heavily, had been suffering from rheumatics, and was in pecuniary difficulties.

The eldest son of Mr J D ORMOND, and Mr Mason CHAMBERS, arrived at Auckland by the San Francisco steamer yesterday.

We have received from the publisher, Auckland, a specimen copy of “GARDNER’s Penny Timetable.” It is a wonderful production for a penny, and is applicable to the whole of the North Island.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday was light. David HIGGINS and William JOHNSTON were mulcted in the usual penalty for drunkenness. Mrs GOLDER and Flora MONTIZINA, charged with lunacy, were further remanded.
HBH Sept 20 1883

19th Paper missing

Births PATTERSON-At Hastings on Sept 17, the wife of J S PATTERSON, of a daughter
GAISFORD-At Mount Herbert, on Sept 19th, Mrs GAISFORD, of a daughter.

Headliner NATIONAL BANKS-The Colonial Treasurer wants revenue. His resources and those of his predecessors, have hitherto been to take a slice from loan and use it as revenue, or to impose heavy direct taxation and to compel people to pay in a highwayman sort of manner……………………………………….more

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Mr E PATTEN J.P., Robert BUSH, on remand for drunkenness, discharged with a caution.

James GRAY failed to surrender to his bail on a charge of obtaining money and goods under false pretences. GRAY was arrested at Wanganui, and was there remanded to Napier, bail being accepted for his appearance.

Received from the Australasian Tramway and Engineering Agency, Queen street, Melbourne, a number of well printed and profusely illustrated large pamphlets, description of Captain ROWAN’s steam motors for use on tramways and light railways
HBH Sept 20 1883 local

Sergt NELSON, who has belonged to the Taupo division of the reserve force, has been transferred to the Volunteer force, and will be thereby enabled to continue as drill instructor to the Napier Volunteer corps.

Waipawa Road Board nominations took place at noon yesterday. The Board numbers 5 seats, and the following were nominated and duly elected. Messrs J BENNETT ,H J BAKER,S McGREEVY,T COWPER,F SHANLY

At the Government parade last night, about 110 men were present. Capt GARNER, in the absence of Major ROUTLEDGE, inspected both corps. Lieuts. KING and DUNCAN were in command of the Rifles, and Lieut ROSS of the Artillery. At the Waipawa Court yesterday before Captain PREECE R.M., the following cases were disposed of:-

Creditors in the estate of Thomas STANLEY are requested to send their proofs of debts to Mr A E WARMAN, Hastings

Per United Press Association Auckland Wednesday
The Doric is not to go to Dunedin this trip, but only as far as Lyttelton, the Dunedin cargo being transhipped into the Wairarapa. The whole of the single women by the vessel have got situations, and the depot is empty.

HBH Sept 21 1883

Birth STUART-At Villa Marina, Kilcreggan, Scotland, on 29th July, Mrs John STUART, of a daughter (still-borne)

Marriage MARSHALL-McDONALD-At St Paul’s Church, Napier, on Sept 19th, by the Rev D SIDEY, George MARSHALL, of Havelock, to May Anne McDONALD, of Pakahu.

HEADLINER PATENTS-Cheapening and simplifying of the patent laws………………..…..more

Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Charge of drunkenness against Patrick FRAWLEY, who was remanded until this morning, his behaviour while in the lock up having rendered it advisable that he should undergo medical examination. Captain PREECE R.M., presided

HBH Sept 22 1883

Birth SMITH-At Taradale, on 21st September, the wife of J SMITH, of a son.

Deaths BOOT-At Meanee on the 21st September, Lucy, the daughter of Mr George BOOT aged 10 years. The funeral will leave for the Napier Cemetery at 1 p.m. today
RYAN-At the Taradale Hotel, Taradale, on September 21st, after a painful illness (inflammation of the heart). William Bradshaw Lee, the second and beloved son of Martin and Catherine M RYAN, aged 15 years.
The funeral leaves Taradale tomorrow (Sunday), at 2 o’clock, for the Napier Cemetery.-Friends are kindly invited to attend.

HEADLINER The Matamau Section-ref to Government’s decision not to open this section for railway traffic……………………………………….more

Mathias Joseph SKINNER, of Ormondville, has made a deed of arrangement with his creditors, a meeting of whom will be held on the 12th of October, at the Court house Napier to assent to the deed.

A dramatic entertainment will be given at the Theatre Royal next Friday evening, in which Mrs DAVIES, nee Miss Ada HART, will appear, together with several leading Napier amateurs.

Friday Hokitika At the Borough Council last evening an application by Messrs REDMOND and WALSH for the use of the Town Hall was refused. The proprietor of the theatre also refused to let it to them.

Christchurch The case of STRANAGHAN against the Australian Mercantile Union Insurance Company was concluded today after five days’ trial. The jury gave a verdict for the plaintiff for the amount claimed 500pounds

KELSEY’s letters, re supposed diamonds, are not made public

Auckland It is reported that serious defalcations have been discovered in the accounts of a clerk named SMITH, recently employed in one of the local banks. He recently went to Melbourne. Immediately the discovery was made a cablegram was sent to the Victorian Police authorities, resulting in SMITH’s arrest. Sergeant BULFORD has left for Australia with the object of bringing SMITH back to Auckland

A native disturbance has broken out at Waatu. Piripiri WHATUAIO, the head of the

Ngatingarongo tribe, against whom a decision was recently given in the Native Land Court in the Waatu case, having failed to obtain a rehearing of the case has gone to the block with his followers, with the object of ousting Harry SIMMONDS and his people, who are at present in possession. They commenced by digging trenches across SIMMONDS private roads through the block, and felling trees across the road through the bush, thus bringing timber cutting operations to a standstill. SIMMONDS being a very intelligent, law abiding native, though his followers far outnumber the aggressors has resorted to the

Civil Law for the settlement of the question.

Telegrams have been received here that the dead body of Miss FENNY has been found in the Priest’s Bath at Rotorua. She was employed as a cook at the Rotorua Hotel, but left in consequence of ill health. She proceeded to the bath yesterday morning with the object of bathing. The body was subsequently found floating on the surface of the water. The deceased, it was supposed, came from Auckland.

Timaru Captain SMITH, of the Salvation Army, was fined 10s today for obstructing the feet by causing a crowd to collect. The information was laid under clause 11, sub-section 26, of the Canterbury Police Act.

HBH Sept 24 1883

Friday Wellington Captain EDWIN has received meteorological telegrams from all stations on the West Coast stating that no sign of the comet was seen last night

Local Major POLLARD of the Salvation Army will arrive in Napier by the Waihora.

It is expected that the Land Court which opens at Waipawa tomorrow will sit for about a month.

Tenders invited by Mr H J TWIGG Petane for the lease for three years of two sections at south Hastings.

Mr James MARSHALL, Petane inserts a add re paddocking of a chestnut gelding.

Robert WEST of Taradale, has filed a declaration of his inability to meet his engagements with his creditors..

Papers 24th
It will be remembered that a woman named Phoebe VEITH was convicted at Wanganui a few months ago of child murder and sentenced to death, but afterwards respited on a verdict of matrons that she was enciente. The prisoner (says the Post) was safely delivered of a child in the Wellington gaol last Thursday night.

Per United Press Association Auckland Monday

Papers 25th
Births BLAIR-At the Bakery, Taradale, on September 24, the wife of J S BLAIR, of a son.
SORENSEN-On the 24th September, the wife of C SORENSEN, Shakespeare road, of a daughter.

HBH Sept 25 1883 bits

Wanganui Monday News arrived in town this morning that a survey party under Mr J A THORPE, engaged on the survey and subdivision of the Murimotu block, were stopped by some natives under a chief named Aropeta HAERETUTERANGI. A messenger has been sent to the Government for assistance, and no violence is reported.

The Government have decided to give Meti KINGI a military funeral on Thursday afternoon, with a firing party. A hundred volunteers, under Major STAPP, the officer commanding the district, are to be present. Mete KINGI will be interred in a brick vault at the Mission cemetery, Patika.

Auckland The buildings occupied by Mr ATKINSON (jeweller) and Mr CAHILL (draper), which were damaged in last night’s fire in Victoria street, belonged to Mr J W JAMES, builder. Mr HARPER lost goods which were uninsured. Capt FIELD of the Salvage Corps, got severely injured in one of his legs, and after his retirement to get his wound dressed a fracas arose between the Fire Brigade and the Salvage Corps and a party of Navals, which will probably find a solution in the law Courts.

Thos THOMPSEN, shipwright, was arrested today on a charge of embezzlement of property of Mr ENGLAND, or Normanby, West Coast, in 1881. The accused says it is a case of mistaken identity.

Christchurch A two-roomed cottage at Waltham was destroyed by fire yesterday.

Thomas Hodgson PARKINSON of Kaituna, who arrived from Melbourne by the Gil Blas in 1855 Died yesterday at Lyttelton.

Mr MILLER renewed his resignation of office after speaking to the Chairman of the Boy’s High School.

Timaru At an inquest today on a child named FRASER, who was drowned at Albury on Friday a verdict of accidentally drowned was returned. The Coroner strongly commented on the want of care shown by the parents in not looking after their children, when there was a river so near.

Constable COLBORNE, the Clerk of the Tapanui Court, who was doing a month in default of paying a fine inflicted on him in Wellington for failing to make his returns has been released, the Audit Office having now passed his accounts.

EDWARDS, the pedestrian, has written accepting the challenge of Harry VAUGHAN of New York, to walk for six days for the world’s championship and 500 pounds or $2500) a side

News received by cable of the death of Mr John Davis CANNING at Marlborough, England, on Thursday last. Mr CANNING was one of our earliest settlers arriving about 1855. At one time he was in partnership with Mr John HARDING in the Mount Vernon run. After dissolving partnership then for some time occupied part of Mr TIFFEN’s Homewood run, subsequently removing to Wallingford, where he acquired a considerable tact of native land. There he resided until he left for England, about two years ago. Mr CANNING was an excellent judge of stock, and his importations, especially of shorthorns and horses, did much to improve the stock of Hawke’s Bay

.In the Residents Magistrate Court yesterday before Captain PREECE R.M.

Master of the s.s. Maori charged with
1:-having carried six passengers beyond the number for which the steamer was licensed. 2:- Not tying down the cargo. Mr PATTEN, Customs supported the

Court Thomas READY fined for building a house in Carlyle street Napier-in breach of the borough bylaws.
John PRINGLE-drunkenness
Flora MONTEZENA-lunatic at large-charge dismissed.
Martha SMITH-similarly charged, further remanded.
William SWANSON-obscene language in a public place
James MANNIX-disorderly behaviour at Greenmeadows Hotel Taradale
Edward and Theophilus STARKEY-fined 10sa and costs for allowing chimneys to catch fire.
A native, Urapene IHAKARA, find and costs for drunkenness at Clive
Flora, Samuel, and Lisa MONTEZENA, neglected children, were sent to St Mary’s Orphanage, Nelson, until, until they each attained the age of fifteen.
HBH Sept 26 1883

Birth BATLEY-At Moaowhango, On Sept 22, the wife of R T BATLEY, of a son.

At the anniversary of the Trinity Wesleyan Church Sunday school next Sunday the services will be conducted by Rev J T PINFOLD of Gisborne.

Agricultural and Pastoral Accounts Booths:-
Publican’s booth-Mr A McCARTNEY
Confectionery and second stand luncheon booth-Mr VAUGHAN
Fruit stall-Mr CLAREBURT
Fancy goods stall-Mr FUSZARD
Catalogue-Mr T GILPIN
Conveyance of undivided interest

Captain PREECE, as Trust Commissioner, yesterday gave notice that the following deeds have been submitted to him for his certificate.
Karemenata HUPATA, Te Haurangi HENEIPAKAITA, Watene TEAKITAI, and Maunera In Te Onepu East, 155 acres, to H McLEAN;
Confirmation of conveyance of interests of RANGIRANGI, Rora PONEKA, and Turahira RANGAHAU in Magarawa to R McLEAN
HBH Sept 27 1883 local

A vacancy will occur shortly in the position of second master at the Napier district School. Mr MURRAY having received the offer of a better appointment elsewhere.

There was only one case in the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Mr NEWTON J.P.,. Thomas LONG a notorious character, was charged with being an habitual drunkard. Sergeant BURTENSHAW gave the prisoner a very bad character, and he was sentenced to three month’s hard labor. On hearing his punishment he behaved in a threatening manner to Mr NEWTON.

***Note by Elaine-Alas one of my black-sheep in-laws.

The dramatic performance at the Theatre Royal tomorrow evening gives promise of being one of the most successful that has been held here for some time. In addition to the strong cast of amateur performers, the re-appearance of Mrs J R DAVIES (nee Miss Ada HART) should prove a powerful draw………………………………..more

HBH Sept 27th 1883 local b
Martin Henry PURCELL has filed a declaration of his inability to meet his creditors.
Messrs G & T PRESCOTT have leased the Takapau Hotel and store

Purchasers of sections in the township of East Hastings are requested to pay forthwith to Messrs WILSON and COTTERILL the final instalment of the purchase moneys
Mr Charles RAIKES, drawing master, Shakespeare Tce, announces that the ensuing quarter for his drawing classes commence on Tuesday next.
Hugh McLEAN, Putere, Wairoa has filed a declaration of his inability to meet his engagements with his creditors.
Mr T WATERWORTH-proprietor of the Provincial Hotel

The Secretary of the shipping advises Mr DOBSON that the cup is valued for twenty guineas.
Mr COLLINS has in his window a handsomely illuminated address for presentation to the Rev Wm NICOLL, Presbyterian Minister for Havelock. The testimonial is an expression in which he is held by his parishioners in Havelock, Hastings, and Clive, and is an accompaniment to the presentation of a buggy. The text of the address is in old English character, embellished with large capitals and an Arabesque border in gold and colors. It is the work of Mr Percival BEAR, and is a highly creditable production.

Registrar of the Supreme Court-Mr Edward GILLETT-a bankrupt applied in person for an order directing the trustee, Mr GARNER, to pay out of the debtor’s estate and allowance for the support of himself and his wife. Mr LOGAN appeared for the trustee and opposed the application.

HBH Sept 28 1883

Birth HARDING-On Sunday 23rd September, at Mount Vernon, Mrs R HARDING, of a daughter.

HEADLINER-Our financial position-The Hon W H REYNOLDS M.L.C in a remarkable letter to the Otago Daily times.

Local Hastings Correspondent writes a letter to Mrs MATERI
A meeting of the Napier Volunteer Fire Brigade held last evening.
Superintendent WATERWORTH-occupied the chair.
Elected-sub-Superintendent-J G GILBERD
Secretary and treasurer-W BOGLE

The celebration of the Brigade will take place at the Provincial Hotel next Thursday. Long service medals will be presented there. Messrs HENDERSON Bros and WRATT, of the Dannevirke steam sawmills, are prepared to supply totara timber, any sizes.

Tenders are invited by Mr N E BEAMISH for forming and metalling 15 chains of the Okawa road.

Miss Arabella KENEALY, second daughter of the late Dr KENEALY, has just obtained the license of the King’s and Queen’s College of Physicians, Ireland, and special college of license in Midwifery.

HBH Sept 29 1883

Friday Auckland J C McCORMICK, formerly a leading barrister in this district, was arrested today on a charge of perjury, and admitted to bail.
Mr DARGAVILLE will address his constituents in the Theatre Royal on Wednesday.

The Mataura’s frozen meat cargo was insured in the New Zealand office for 10.626pounds, of which 7,626 was re insured in various colonial and other offices.

The Wanderer’s Cricket Club, Christchurch, propose sending a team to Auckland about Christmas time.

The Salvation Army mustered in strong force on the wharf today to bid farewell to Majors BARKER and POLLARD and other officers, who were passengers for South by the Waihora.

Samuel SMITH, workman,, who was injured by falling from some scaffolding, died today.

Wellington Mrs ROBERTS, residing in Levy Street, feeling unwell went to see a doctor, who told her that she had heart disease, and might die at any time. She then went home, cried a good deal, made final arrangements concerning her effects, became at once seriously ill, and died yesterday.
HBH Sept 29th 1883.

Deaths POOLE At Waipukurau on the 27th September, Mehetabel POOLE; aged 18 years. The funeral will leave her parent’s residence at 3 p.m. today, the 29th inst.

GRANT At her residence Hastings Street Mrs Ellen GRANT, aged 38 years. The funeral will leave her late residence at 3 p.m. on Sunday 30th inst. Friends please accept this intimation.

HEADLINER- Samoan Annexation-When Sir George GREY brought in his Federation and Annexation Bill last session, members were not a little puzzled by it and did not understand what was meant by it, that is perhaps the reason it was not passed.

Tenders close with the Meanee Road Board for the erection of a small bridge on the Papakura-Hastings road; also, with Mr James DALY, Maraekakaho station, for the lease of No 2 Grassmere, Meanee.

Mr Thomas STEWART, of Porangahau, writes to Messrs MURRAY, ROBERTS & Co., with reference to the New Zealand frozen meat:-

“I have just received a letter from my father, who holds an office in a large educational institution in Edinburgh (DONALDSON’s Hospital.) He says that the institution is using New Zealand mutton, and that they consider it superior to the Home article, and it is chosen on account of its superior quality.”

Pigeons-handicap race on Saturday, with Mr KELLY, Hastings, or Mr McCARTNEY, Napier, who have consented as handicapper.

Two cases of drunkenness formed the only business in the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, when Mr E PATTEN J.P. presided. H CONNOLLY was charged with the offence when he was in charge of a horse and cart, and was discharged with a caution. Patrick CRAWLY, who had several times been remanded until he should recover from the effects of a drinking bout, was set at liberty.

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