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HBH Nov 1st 1883 local

Mr D M LUCKIE, Government Life Insurance Commissioner, is at present on a visit to Napier on departmental business.

A total eclipse of the sun took place yesterday.

Clients of the National Bank in Napier will be pleased to hear the Mr STEPHENS, who since Mr KNOWLES’ absence has been acting-manager, has been appointed permanent manager. Mr KNOWLES is still on leave of absence, as he has still not recovered from the effects of his illness some time since.

Mr W DOUGLAS-Te Mahanga, has for private sale the whole of his thoroughbred stock.

Mr G GREGORY, Waipawa has for sale 42 acres of land, half mile from Waipawa township; also a good plantation.

Mr GILBERTSON and DIXON have for sale Brookfields farm, with house, woolshed &c.

Particulars are inserted of A NEMO’s consultation on the Auckland Cup and Steeplechase.

Mr WILFRED will be lecturing on “Laws of England and New Zealand” in St John’s school room on the 5th.

A notice is inserted for subscriptions to the building fund for the new wing and children’s ward of the Napier Hospital

The Rev D SIDEY acknowledges with sincere thanks, following subscriptions on behalf of the Rev SHERRIFF’s family relief fund:

Mr Thomas TANNER, Messrs MACKERSEY and Sons. Arrangements have been made for Mr A JONES in the Waipukurau district and Rev S DOUGLAS in Waipawa to receive further contributions.

A meeting of the creditors in the trust estate of Mrs C E DRIBERG, Makatoku, will be held at the Chamber of Commerce at 2 o’clock 7th.

Mr Josiah HARDING has sent to his father, Mr John HARDING, of Mount Vernon, the seeds of several Peruvian trees and plants. One tree is the chilea, which Mr HARDING thinks would be most useful here……more

HBH Nov 5 1883

Birth MOUNTIER-November 3rd at Napier, the wife of E J MOUNTIER of a son.

HBH Nov 7 1883

Birth ROBERTSHAWE-At Clive, on November 3rd, the wife of Rev E ROBERTSHAWE, of a daughter.

HBH Nov 7th 1883

Death BATLEY_At Moeowhango, on October 30th, Guy Riu, infant son of R T and E BATLEY.

Death FERGUSON-At Waipukurau, Hawke’s Bay, on November 3rd, James FERGUSON, aged 49 years, late of Meanee and Auckland. Auckland papers please copy.

HEADLINER-Auckland Freezing Company-ref rumour now current in Napier that the Auckland Freezing company are going to make a determined effort to “run” the Hawke’s Bay frozen Meat Industry…………………more

The Northern Hope Lodge, I.O.G.T. (Scandinavian) held their usual quarterly meeting for election and installation of officers last evening, in the hall adjoining the Lutheran church.

The following Officers were elected and duly installed

W.C.T. Bro C.O. HEGH V.C.T Bro INGEBRETSON W.S. Bro DANIELSSON W.F.S. Bros NICOLAISEN, jun; Chaplain-Sister NEILSEN; Marshall-Bro JOHANSEN Deputy Marshall-Sister NEILSEN I.G. Bro HEGH, jun. It was stated to the Lodge during the general proceedings that there were over 100,000 Good Templars in Sweden, including the King and Queen of that country.

Taradale now possesses the convenience of a commodious and wel-arranged town hall. The contractor for the building was R HOLT, the painting, decorating, and scenic effects being carried out by Mr J DRYDEN. The new hall will be opened tomorrow evening, when a ball will take place.
HBH Nov 8 1883

Wednesday A child named HOLMES poisoned itself yesterday by sucking the heads of matches. At an inquest held on the body today a verdict of accidental death was returned.

Timaru Charles FORBEL alias LeFEVRE a man not unknown to the Police was committed for trial today on two charges of sheep stealing. He was a bushman living in the ranges on Mr TESCHEMAKER’s run.

Local Accounts owing to the late Mrs Ellen GRANT must be sent in to Messrs G FAULKNOR and J BICKNELL

HBH Nov 10th 1883

Dunedin-Friday Mrs Flora WEBB, wife of Dr WEBB, committed suicide this morning by cutting her throat. She came to town about three weeks ago, and has been living in private lodgings. She had been drinking ever since her arrival. Dr WEBB came down from country a day or two ago, and finding his wife in liquor went to live in a hotel.

The well-known Invercargill footballer O’DONNELL, won several running and jumping events at the Amateur Athletic Club’s gathering.

The mile handicap was won by Le CREN.

Meeting of Building Society No 6 Provisional Management Committee J C CULLEN Jas SIDEY Alex DAVIDSON R C HARDING Fredk TOWNSHEND Evandor FRASER Thos PEDDIE


Notice 653 Secretary Roope BROOKING

DEATHS CROWLEY-At Napier, on November 9, Frederic CROWLEY, aged 53 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, next to the old Union Bank, Shakespeare road, this day (Saturday) at 2.30 p.m.

QUIRKE-On Nov 8th, at the Napier Hospital; Patrick QUIRKE, aged 46. The funeral will leave the hospital for St Mary’s Church at 6 o’clock this (Saturday) morning. Friends will please accept this intimation


Some amusement was created in the Magistrate’s Court by the conduct of a man who refused to give evidence unless his expenses were guaranteed. The witness who name was William CASEY, is a laborer on the Queen’s Wharf. Mr HARDCASTLE urged the man to allow himself to be sworn in, but the latter declined to do so, and kiss the bible expect on the condition stated, and his Worship was obliged to order him into custody. CASEY at once realised his position, and amidst the laughter of the Habitues of the Court house, consented to be sworn.

A ball in connection with the Loyal Napier Lodge of Oddfellows, M.U., was held in the Theatre Royal last night, and resulted very successfully. There was a large attendance, and dancing was kept up till an early hour this morning.

A number of the female immigrants, who were selected by Miss HERBERT, of Waipukurau, when in England, have arrived at Wellington by the Ionic, and will most likely reach here by the Manapouri tomorrow. We believe that Miss HERBERT will again proceed to England shortly, with a view to making further selections.
HBH Nov 13 1883

Notice 686 Victoria Lodge 1577, E.C. Meeting of the Lodge at rooms Munro-street, This Tuesday evening at 7.30 Signed C H EDWARDS Secretary

Notice 435 National Fire and Marine Insurance Co of NZ AGM at Chamber of Commerce, Bond-street, Dunedin Wednesday 14th December at 2 p.m. Signed Henry E WILLIAMS Acting General Manager
HBH November 13th 1883

Auckland Monday

The Darcy, which arrived from Timaru today, reports that on November 6, at 5 p.m., during a gale a heavy sea was shipped, carrying away boats, bulwarks, and everything movable from the deck.

A fire broke out in Mr A H NATHAN’s warehouses, Queen street wharf, at 9 o’clock this evening. Mr John LAMB’s shop extensive damage.

Birth WELSMAN-At Napier, on Nov 10th, the wife of J S WELSMAN, of a son

Marriage CLARKE-CORBETT-At St John’s Church, Napier, on November 8, by the Rev De Berdt HOVELL, G T CLARKE, to Marian Kate, eldest daughter of James CORBETT, Napier

Local Mr Arthur McCARTNEY of Taradale, notices that he will apply for the transfer of his license for the Greenmeadows Hotel, Taradale, to Mr William ROSE.

We saw a good specimen of local workmanship in the shape of what is practically a new hearse, every portion of it being new except part of the under-work. The vehicle was designed and constructed by Mr T P FULLER, and does him great credit. The whole of the projecting and carved work, undercarriage, and the urns and scrollwork on the top of the vehicle are highly polished. It is the best hearse in the North Island.

Up to dark last evening the bodies of the unfortunate men who perished by the boat accident on Sunday had not been recovered.

From a private telegram received from Gisborne, we learn that Edward GILLETT has been arrested there on the charge of passing valueless cheques drawn on the Bank of New South Wales.

Mr C A STEVENS, first mate of Pleiades, who was drowned on Sunday last, was a son of Mr William STEVENS of Stonehaven, and brother to the Rev William STEVENS of Dumbarton. Deceased was in his 29th year when he was drowned.

POLK’s Dramatic Company will open in Napier in December
HBH Nov 14 1883

Mr Alexander BROWNE, draper-Hastings St Napier

Letters of Naturalisation have been issued by the Executive in favor of

Anders Ericksen SONDERGAARD, of Waipawa.

Town ship of Kawhia is gazetted for sale in 61 sections varying from 28 perches to 1 rood 6 perches.

Napier Musical Society will take place this evening as usual and Mr H SPACKMAN has undertaken duties of Conductor. Mr BROWNE having left for Auckland on account of serious illness of his father.

A few days ago in noticing the opening of a post office at Mohonga, we asked where the place was. A correspondent states that it should be spelt Moa-o-whango. It is in the Patea district, about four and a half miles from Messrs A and W BIRCH’s homestead at Ohinewairua.

Mr Leonard VEITCH, third mate of the Pleiades, who was drowned on Sunday, brought a letter of introduction to a gentleman in Napier. From this we learn that he is well connected at Home, being the son of Admiral VEITCH.

***note two different spellings

It seems the whereabouts of LOVEGROVE, the glazier from Waikato, who went Home with the idea of claiming the Derwentwater estates and 100,000 pounds has been discovered, and a London Correspondent of the Post is now in possession of the unfortunate fellow’s sad story. It seems that LOVEGROVE’s mother had some foundation for her action. The Government, have, in more than one instance, refunded large sums of money to the heirs of Jacobites, whose estates were forfeited under the Rebellion of 1745, and if LOVEGRAVE could have proved himself sole surviving male descendant of the DERWENTWATERS, there can be no doubt that his case would have, at least received careful consideration. He has a wife and seven little ones, and his mother Mrs LOVEGROVE senr, is a very poor woman.

HBH Nov 14 1883 local

Birth ELLISON-At Sylvania, on the 9th instant, the wife of W J Ellison, of a son

Fire Shortly before 2 o’clock this morning a cottage in Chaucer road, owned and occupied by Charles MALONEY, cab-owner, was discovered to be on fire. Henry START was returning from Glendinning and Griffin’s brickyards when he smelt fire, and on examination he found kitchen on fire. Mr and Mrs MALONEY were awakened by the fire communicating to the room in which they were sleeping. The neighbours were aroused, and every effort was made to save the furniture. The greater part of this was destroyed, but the cab and horses in the stable at the rear were safely got out

Court Civil Cases.


Plaintiff deposed that he engaged himself to work for Mr Samuel A SNELLING for a month on trial, as a waiter and general servant. He stayed for a week and a day. Mrs Harriet SNELLING used “to drive him about like a dog,” and on the last day of his stay abused him for not giving one of the children some pudding he cried for, which was not on the table. Witness left because he was apprehensive that Mrs SNELLING would assault him

Judgment for plaintiff was given in the following cases. BLYTHE v SCHIPPER Same v W STANLEY Same v H STANLEY Same v GILLICE STURM v H INGRAM Same v T LAMBERT NEWTON and Co v D YOUNG

Woodville-Nov 12 1883 It is reported that the Abercorn Arms Hotel has changed hands. The purchaser hails from

Dunedin. A public meeting was held at the Woodville Club Hotel, on Saturday evening last. Following were elected

Mr SINCLAIR Chairman Mr HARRISON Secretary Messrs JACKSON, and MURRAY judges W SMITH, R GRINLINTON, LIDHOLM, SIMMONS, HULL-Committee Mr J J MURPHY-hon Treasurer.

Local Resident Magistrate’s Court-Monday Nov 13 Before Captain PREECE R.M.

Alleged Lunacy-Gerald FARRELL charged.

Dunedin-Tuesday The totalisator case was begun in the Police Court today. Thomas BARNETT was charged with having the care and management of a gaming house-case to answer, defence will taken on Thursday.

A fatal accident occurred this morning at the Dunedin railway. A yardman named John SKIFFLINGTON was helping to shunt some wagons when he slipped and fell on the rails and a wheel of a loaded wagon went over his head, killing him instantaneously. He was a married man about 40 years of age.

Wanganui-Tuesday The case against Simon ASHFORD, half caste, for perjury at the recent session of the supreme Court in the case of assault brought by PIERCY against three natives, came up at the R.M. Court yesterday. The accused did not appear in answer to the summons, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The case is to come up again when the accused is found. It is thought that he is in the back country, and may not be got.

Auckland-Tuesday William ELLIS, of Orakau, settler who was not quite right in his mind, got hold of some verdegris and nitric acid, a portion of which he drank. He lingered from Friday until yesterday in great agony, when he died about noon. The stuff was used for foot-rot among sheep.

Wellington At the R.M. Court this afternoon a case of some interest to cordial manufacturing was decided. Mrs Elizabeth COOPER, who is carrying on the business of a cordial maker, was charged with having sold seven bottles of lemonade containing John Lewin Bacon’s trade mark. A fine of 20s and costs was imposed.

An accident occurred on the tram tonight as the 6 o’clock tram was proceeding along Ingestre-street the pin of the swingle-tree broke, and the two horses broke away, pulling the driver over the splashboard. Two residents of Haining street named John TAYLOR and Joseph ECKSWORTH, attempted to arrest the progress of the horses, but both men were knocked down, one of the horses falling on TAYLOR, who was badly injured and taken to hospital, where he lies in a critical condition. ECKSWORTH escaped with light bruises.

An extraordinary case is reported by the Nelson Colonist as having been heard at Havelock the other day. A publican named Moses FEAR was charged with under the 191st section of the Licensing Act 1881.

Mr PITT prosecuted on behalf of Mr HORTON, the chairman of the local Licensing Bench, and Mr McNAB appeared for the defendant. The allegation was that the defendant purchased croton oil,, which was a powerful purgative, from a local medical man, for the purpose of giving a dose of the mixture to the chairman of the Licensing Bench.-Mr HORTON suffered very considerably from the effects of the mixture.

The magistrate adjourned the case for a fortnight, and there is a possibility of new information being laid under the 21st section of the Offences against the Persons Act 1856.
HBH Nov 15th 1883

Auckland-Wednesday Mr Joseph BROWNE, late conductor of the Auckland Choral Society for 25 years, is dead.

Wellington Mrs BROOKES, who lost her husband and two sons by a boat accident some two to three years back, and who subsequently was assisted by charitable institutions at Dunedin and Wellington, and had her passage paid home, is returning to the colonies. The London Charity Organisation Committee wrote to the local Benevolent Institution stating that her late friends have got tired of her, and that she has exhausted all charitiable sources. As she refuses to work they thought the best means of getting rid of her was to pay her passage back to the colony, which has been done in the steamer Victory. The local committee will refuse to assist her on her arrival.

At a sitting of the court of Appeal today, the Chief Justice, Mr Justice RICHMOND, and Mr Justice GILLIES disposed of the case of JOHNSTON v MAITLAND and others.

At a meeting of the Cabinet today it was decided to recommend to his Excellency the Governor the names of four gentlemen for appointment as official assignees under the new Bankruptcy Act.

The gentlemen are For Auckland-Mr John LAWSON-formerly connected with Messrs Brogden and Sons, and for some time Commissioner for North Island Railways

For Wellington-Mr C GRAHAM, at present Town Clerk For Christchurch-Mr C E LATTER, a well known resident For Dunedin-, Mr J ASHCROFT, until recently editor of the Otago Daily Times. Mr WHITE, of the Bank Hotel, has received a letter from Mr AUSTIN, agent for SCOTT, the pedestrian

Auckland TAYLOR, who was hurt by the train accident yesterday, still lies in a critical condition. Hopes are, however, entertained of his ultimate recovery.

Major SHEPHERD, commanding the Auckland district, was elected a vice President and Mr A DEVORE a member of the executive committee of the Volunteer Association.

Greymouth-Wednesday It has been ascertained that the man found on the North Beach recently were those of a seaman named KELLY. He belonged to the Eliza Firth, but left her to join the Wanganui schooner, that is why he was not reported missing.


On the eastern confines of the town there is a small station known as Ellis Road, and when the storm was at its height, about 4 p.m., several persons were there awaiting the arrival of the out train for Christchurch. Among them were Messrs Arthur CRISP and F G STONE, prominent officials of the Oddfellow’s Manchester Unity, on their way to establish a lodge at Mataura. While waiting at the door of the shelter-shed a very vivid flash of lightening, which was remarked all over the town, struck the station. Mr CRISP only survived the shock a short time. Mr STONE was scorched down the arm and dazed, while others felt the effects of the electricity in a slighter degree. Mr CRISP was a labouring man, but very widely known in the district, being the leading spirit in benevolent and political affairs. He had been Councillor of the Borough of South Invercargill, where he resided, and was N.G. of the District Lodge of Oddfellows, and in that capacity was making a survey. He leaves a widow and a large family of young children.

A rumor apparently well-founded, has been circulated to the effect that two children named FRASER have been killed by lightening at the Gap-road station on the Northern Line, about 17 miles from town. Their parents are said to be injured or prostrated by the calamity.

On the inner side of Mr CRISP’s leg the representation of a tree was distinctly marked, as if photographed.

Mr Ben B JOHNSON has for sale the Matamau Hotel, and the Abercorn Arms Hotel,, Woodville

Section Hastings street to be sold for late Mrs GRANT-under instructions from trustees.

Freehold and other properties in the Wairoa district.

Mr George MAYO, at Hinepoka, Turiroa, 11.

There was no business at the Resident Magistrate’s Court Napier

The Rev D SIDEY acknowledges with sincere thanks following subscriptions-SHIRRIFF’s family. Col J L HERRICK, Rev S WILLIAMS

HBH Nov 16 1883

Births HINDMARSH-At Napier on the 14th inst, the wife of John HINDMARSH, junr, of a son.

YOUNG-At Napier, on the 15th November, the wife of W YOUNG, of a daughter.

Marriage EVANS-McLEOD-At Kaikora, on the 1st inst, by the Rev S DOUGLAS, Robert EVANS, Esq., of Kaikora, to Sarah Marrion, daughter of Angus McLEOD, farmer, Eyro, P?rtree,(***Note-ether Pertree or Portree) Inverness-shire. Inverness papers please copy.

Thursday The Rev D SIDEY acknowledges with sincere thanks-SHIRRIFF’S FAMILY RELIEF FUND-, the receipt of the following subscriptions-Mr Graham SPEEDY and family; Mrs RODGERS, Mr E BECKETT, Mr A JACQUES, JACK

Wairoa In the estate of SARGISSON and Co., Wairoa creditors have accepted a composition of 12s 6d in the pound; 10s Guaranteed and 2s 6d unsecured.

At Mr MAYO’s sale of McANAMA’ estate today, a quarter of an acre at Clyde fetched 100pound-Mr POWDRELL being the purchaser; 235 acres at Tutiroa, with house fetched 4p 8s per acre; 179 acres, 1p 5s per acre (considered low prices). Mr DUFF was the purchaser.

New Plymouth-Thursday Over three hundred Waikato Maoris passed though the town early yesterday morning.

A meeting of Creditors in the estate of Adolf BREUER, of Wairoa, a debtor, was held yesterday afternoon, in Mr DEWE’s office, Napier. About a dozen creditors were present. Mr W T IRVINE was voted to the chair. The debtor answered freely the questions.

HBH Nov 19 1883

Local Sittings of Supreme Court in bankruptcy application by Mr K F MORTENSEN for order of discharge. 2.

Mr M R MILLER inserts particulars respecting the full “Duke of Albany”, which can be viewed at Mr PALMER’s stables.

Reward offered for information respecting Mr William SLIGHT, of Portobello, Scotland, who arrived in Wellington, by the ship Sterlingshire in September 1860

A master is wanted for the Rangiora High School.

A head master is wanted for the Hastings District school

Wairoa-Telegraphic-Messrs R A BRATHWAITE and T J STEELE today nominated for the Mohaka riding, Wairoa County Council. Poll will be taken on the 24th instant.

Per United Press Association Te Aroha-Saturday

The natives have made applications for the survey of a block inland of Kawhia, adjacent to the Government block.

Alfred HEYDE was today committed for trial on three charges of forgery.

Mr Gordon GOOCH, R.A.M, conductor of the Devonport Musical society was presented this evening with a rosewood baton mounted with gold on his departure from Auckland to reside in Melbourne..

Information has been received from Waotu that WHATAIAO’s people fired into Mr SYMOND’s house and among the people. No casualties are reported.

The natives yesterday stopped the contractors from erecting the Piako railway bridge on the ground that the land tax for the railway was not paid for.

Wellington Mr BROWN, Registrar-General has obtained a year’s leave of absence intending to visit England

Mr LYELL, accountant in the Government Insurance Office, has resigned.

On Tuesday, 20th instant, we shall hold our monthly land sale, when we shall offer part of Mr BIRCH’s Hastings property, and the shop and house of the late Mrs GRANT, situated in the White road, Napier. The sale will be held at the Hawke’s Bay Wool Stores, Emerson street, Napier
HBH Nov 20 1883 bits

Monday Auckland

Captain BANNERMAN position of chief officer of steamship Australia. Among the passengers is Mr Charles McCABE. This vessel is under the command of Captain GHEIST.

Miss CHRISP, the head nurse of the Auckland Hospital has been conferred with the decoration of the Order of the Red Cross. Miss CHRISP has already two medals for service in the field.

Mr W R WADDELL, baker, was today returned Mayor of Auckland without opposition.

Mr A G da SILVA, a second master of the Parnell school, has been missing since Wednesday, it is feared that an accident has befallen him.Christchurch

On Friday the Waikuku flour mills, occupied by Mr DREW were destroyed by fire

Opunake Colonel ROBERTS has pulled down the meeting whare at Parihaka where the Waikatos have been in the habit of assembling.

Wellington The case of GRICE v Ani WAOTA was concluded today in the Appeal Court.

A “Salvation” public wedding took place in the barracks today. “Captain” J W COLLEY was married to “Lieutenant” Elizabeth EDWARDS, who is a recent arrival from England

Mr Wm LOWES has been re-elected Mayor of Masterton unopposed.

HBH Nov 22 1883

Death NELSON-on November 21, at The Lawn, Sarah, wife of William NELSON aged 39.

HBH Nov 23rd 1883

Birth CRANE-On 20th November, at Tahoraite, the wife of J F CRANE, of a son.


A bolt occurred yesterday morning on the Fitzroy ROAD. Mr HIGGS, butcher was delivering meat to customers, and left his vehicle for a short time in the charge of his son. The horse became frightened at something and galloped off at a high rate of speed, coming into collision with fences and gateposts during his erratic journey. Some damage was done to the fences, and one shaft of the cart was broken, but no injury was sustained by the horse or by the boy in charge.

HBH Nov 24 1883

Marriage BEAUMONT-BRENTON-On the 27th October, at Christchurch, Kiauia, New South Wales, by the Rev J DOVE, Henry, youngest son of Mr Thomas BEAUMONT, of Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, England, to Evelyn, eldest daughter of the late Mr Benjamin Robert BRENTON, of Napier, New Zealand.

Hbh Nov 27 1883

Birth KIRKHAM-On 25th November, at Taradale,, the wife of W Kirkham, of a daughter.

The Rev D SIDEY, acknowledges with sincere thanks the receipt of the following subscriptions in aid of the SHIRRIFF’s family relief fund.


Supreme Court Civil this morning.

Northern Investment Co v SMITH and WALKER


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

James CURRAN-on remand, charged with drunkenness.

Edwin POTTER-also charged with same.

The Rev Father FORREST is lying seriously ill at St Mary’s Presbytery. The condition of the Rev. gentleman, who has been indisposed for some days, was considered critical yesterday, especially towards evening, but at a late hour he rallied somewhat, and manifested hopeful symptoms of recovery. The new of his illness will be read with regret by a great number of our readers, to whom his nearly 50 years sojourn as a missionary in New Zealand, 25 years of which period have been passed in the Napier District, is well and favourably remembered.

Telegraphic Wellington-Tuesday

A deputation will shortly wait on the Minister for Public Works to urge the construction on the Canterbury-Westland line instead of that northwards viz East Coast. It is said that if the reply to the deputation is unfavourable, and additional loan will be agitated for.

Steps are being taken to erect a monument over the grave of the late Very Rev Father O’REILLY, who died over two years ago. His grave has hitherto been much neglected, and as he was much venerated this has often been commented on.

In connection with the sinking of the Waitara, it is mentioned that Mr CHEEK, one of the cabin passengers, reported as having been drowned, was brother in law of Mr John WATT, bookseller, of this city. He was accompanied by his wife, who went Home to meet him some months ago. The apprentice COTTERELL, it is said, was a son of the late Dr. COTTERELL, of Nelson.

Auckland The Rev T BUDDLE, and old Wesleyan missionary, died today.

John or Thomas FISHER was today committed for trial on the charge of the larceny of bank notes and a bill of exchange for 10 pounds

The Tobacco Association have formed themselves into a company of 5000 shares of 1 pound each, and have secured 1000 acres of land at Pahi Kaipara. Material is now on the land to manufacture 160,000 cigars.

Later. The death of the Rev Thos BIDDLE is attributed to affection of the heart. He was about as usual yesterday, and took his tea in the evening. Shortly afterwards he felt a pain in his heart. Dr PHILSON was called in an gave him relief, but at 9.30 he had a second seizure. Dr PHILSON again came, but Mr BUDDLE, never rallied, dying at midnight. He had been in the colony since 1840. He was aged 72.

Christchurch At a meeting of the Licensed Victualler’s Association last night the case of H LEE, whose license for an hotel at Woodville has been taken away on the ground that the hotel was not required, was considered, and a subscription list organised to assist him in applying to the supreme Court for a mandamus.

This afternoon a body of a young man was found in Hagley Park. There was a small revolver near the head of the body, in which there was a bullet wound near the heart. A letter was found on the body, it was an application for a place as a canvasser for maps. The signature to the letter was like “H. LeLONGE,” and it was addressed Wisham street. The body has not yet been identified.

This afternoon near where the body of a women was found in the river Ashley last week a small bundle was picked up containing the marriage certificate of Mary HARTFORD, daughter of George HARTFORD, master mariner of Belfast Ireland, with Edward POOLE, laborer, the marriage having taken place at St Luke’s, Oamaru, on April 6th, 1882. The police of Rangiora will be glad to hear from her friends.

HBH B Nov 28th 1883

Birth MURRAY-At Douglaston, Hastings, on November 27th, the wife of C C MURRAY, of a son.

Headliner-PUNISHMENT OF CRIMINALS-In Mr Michael DAVITT’s article in the Contemporary Review, where he devotes a considerable portion to a notice of the system of solitary confinement………MORE

An elderly gentleman named William HARPER, a resident of Napier, met with a serious accident yesterday afternoon at Clive. He was engaged in putting up a telephone wire on a telegraph post, when he missed his hold, falling a distance of 18 feet. Constable LEITCH, examined HARPER soon after the accident. He appeared to have suffered severe internal injuries, but no medical examination was possible without forwarding the sufferer to Napier. He was therefore brought into town in a spring van, accompanied by Mr MALCOM, lineman, and taken to his (HARPER’s) home, where his injuries were attended to.
HBH Nov 29 1883

Birth POLINGTON-At Chaucer road, Napier, on November 27, the wife of John Pollington, of a son
Annual distribution of prizes to the scholars attending the Napier Native Girls’ School took place yesterday.

The Rev de Berdt HOVELL distributed the prizes making a few appropriate remarks to each recipient.

Prize List Standard IV-1st Margaret PEARCE, 2nd, Nellie ANDREWS

Standard III-1st Jane TAUREWA 2nd, Katere NGAWHIRA

Standard II 1st Annie KAIROIROI 2nd, Roka TUKOTAHU

For Housework Katere NGAWHURA

Needlework 1st Bessie PAHEWA 2nd Maud MANHATA

Cooker Bessie PAHEWA and Mary RANGINIA

Scriptures Margaret PEARCE and Evelyn PRENTICE

Conduct Maggie RANGINIA

The visitors who were fairly numerous, all expressed themselves much pleased with the school and the domestic arrangements.

HBH Nov 30 1883

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court on 28th, before Dr CARO J.P., Charles NOBLE was charged on the information of Constable LEITCH with drunkenness at Clive on the preceding day. He admitted the charge, and was dismissed with a caution.

HBH November 1883



HBH Dec 1 1883

Births BRATHWAITE-At Milton Grange, Napier, on 29th November, the wife of Robert Brathwaite, of a son.

BRITTAIN-At Meanee, on 30th November, the wife of F H BRITTAIN, of a son.

Gisborne-Friday A meeting of the licensed native interpreters of the East Coast district was held yesterday. The mayor, Captain PORTER, presided. It was resolved to establish an association for the purpose of taking the necessary steps to remove and remedy the disadvantages under which the profession at present labor. The co-operation of the other licensed interpreters throughout the colony is to be invited.

Auckland-Friday A boy named John POWELL was killed today at Paparoa by a horse.

HBH Dec 1st 1883

Messrs T GUNDERSEN and Co., Dannevirke have for sale two 40-acred sections in the township of Danevirke and 40 head of cattle

Rates dur to the Dannevirke Road Board must be paid by the 1st January next to Mr J F CRAIN, Tahoraite

Mrs HANWELL, (formerly Miss FISHER, of London), is requested to send her address to Mr S PULLENG, England

William MALONEY, baker of Napier, has filed in the Supreme Court a declaration of his inability to meet his engagements with his creditors.

A meeting of subscribers to the Petane Library will be held next Thursday evening at VILLERS’ Hotel to elect a committee.
HBH Dec 1st 1883

The European officers commanding the Khedive’s forces operating against the followers of the False Prophet were, according to the Otago Times;

Commander-in-chief, Hicks Pasha (Major-General HICKS, late of the Bombay staff)

Staff-Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon J COLBORNE, late Major of the 11th foot;

Lieutenant-Colonel COETLAGEN, late Major of the 70th foot;

Major MARTIN. Late Captain of the BAKER’s Horse in South Africa;

Major FARQUHAR, late Captain of the Grenadier Guards

Captain Forestier WALKER, late lieutenant of the Buffs or East Kent Regiment

Surgeon-Major ROSENBERG,


Captain W Page PHILLIPS, and

Mr E B EVANS (Intelligence Department.)

The Cavalry was under the command of Major MARTIN;

The Artillery, with Nordenfeldt guns, under the command of Captain Forestier WALKER.
Dec 01 1883
Supreme Court RUDDICK v Toha RAHURAHU - Judgement for the plaintiff

Dec 03 1883
Supreme Court
DUFF & another v BROWN & others Case of trespass. Plaintiffs were Sheep farmers occupying the Paora Block No 2 at Wairoa

Compensation Court
W. COLENSO v Minister for Public Works
Claim for injury alleged to have been caused to plaintiffs property by closing of parts of Stamford and Raffles St for railway purposes. His Honor announced , he would deliver judgement on a future day

HBH Dec 3rd 1883

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, before Mr F E HAMLIN, J.P.,

Michael CONNER charged on information of Constable MARSH with drunkenness on the preceding day.

John GIBBONS, similarly charged.

The Temperance societies of Hawke’s Bay have been expecting an early visit from Sir Wm. And Lady FOX.

Notice yesterday in regard to Mrs HANWELL 9formerly Miss FISHER) her address or communicate with A PULLENG, Red Lion Hotel, Victoria street, West, Auckland.

Notice No 856

HBH Dec 3 1883

Births PRICE-At Wangawehu, Porangahau, on the 28th November, the wife of Alfred H PRICE, of a daughter

St CLAIR-At Napier, on November 30, the wife of J M St CLAIR, of a son

A post office has been opened at Cricklewood in the Wairoa district since the 3rd October last.

Public Notice No 872 To John MARTIN, of Danevirke, owner of Section No 29, Danevirke
Take notice that I desire that a boundary or dividing fence between Sections No 20 and 21, Danevirke, shall be made on or before the 1st of January, 1884, and that such fence shall be a sufficient fence within the meaning of the “Fencing Act, 1881.”
Dated this first day of December, 1883.
Owner of Section No 21, Danevirke
HBH Dec 3 1883 local

Statement of the awards in the competition for Captain RUSSELL’s special sewing prizes.

First Prize-for patching the knees and re-seating a pair of old and well-worn trousers, Maud FARMER, Gisborne; four competitors.

Second Prize, for makaing a man’s night shirt and cutting out a child’s pinafore, Mary BAKER, Gisborne; Miss WILSON, also of Gisborne, was adjudged to be of equal merit, but being two year’s older the prize was given to the younger competitor; eight competitors.

Third prize, for darning an old pair of stockings or socks, Lottie NAYLOR, Meanee;

Annie HALL, Gisborne, highly commended; four competitors.

Some weeks ago two men, named O’NEILL and HUDSON, the former from Waipawa County and the latter from Napier, were each sentenced to three month’s imprisonment for vagrancy. The men were conveyed to Wellington in the Go-Ahead on Fridaya, the Napier Asylum being already crowded

HBH December 3 1883


Mr Robert STOUT, formerly Attorney-General in the GREY Ministry, being in Napier on pressing business, has taken advantage of his visit to inspect many of our local institutions, including the hospital, gaol, and lunatic asylum. He was accompanied by the Hon J N WILSON and Mr J SHEEHAN, M.H.R.

HBH Dec 4th 1883


Mr BRYCE’s proposals have been accepted by the Ngatimaniapoto and other tribes of the Kingites, and the application to the Native Lands Court for the determination of the title has been signed by REWI, HITIRI, Te PAERATA, TAONUI, WAHANUI, and HOPS. These are great chiefs and land-owners. HITIRI has the chief say in the hau hau lands of the Taupo country


A man named McMILLAN, was arrested on a charge of larceny on arrival of the train from Oamaru. The accused had eloped with another man’s wife, taking with him a quantity of goods, for stealing , which a warrant was taken out by the husband last night.


Walter Augustus NEDDLETON, of Kaikora Valley, while proceeding to South Dunedin on Monday evening, was observed to fall backwards on the footpath. He was picked up insensible and carried to his home, but he never rallied. The doctor who attended gave it as his opinion that the man died from alcoholic poisoning

Information has been received in town that the Owake powder mills have been blown up. No one was injured.

A correspondent of the Star at Queenstown telegraphs that the enormous aerolite which was last seen in the heavens there on Wednesday last struck the earth near a farm, striking the ground terribly. A portion of the aerolite fell over Skippers, destroying a stable and setting a telephone ringing.

At the Court Minstrels’ performance tonight the Mayor, on behalf of Mr HEGARTY, presented the six men who were concerned in the rescue of the boys from Bird Island with silver medals.

It is likely that the conduct of the young SLOANS and Mr PEMBERTON in saving life at Pleasant Creek during recent floods will shortly be recognised by the Humane Society.


A man named Frank MATTHEWS, a resident of Havelock, who was brought up on a charge of suspicion of being of unsound mind and discharged, the doctors, differing as to his case, has been missing since Wednesday night. It is feared that he has drowned himself in the river.


On Saturday last a house belonging to Mr Geo GRAHAM, standing on the west bank of the Aorere at Collingwood was, together with its contents, destroyed by fire, and Mr GRAHAM is a heavy loser.

It is reported that gold bearing stone has been struck on the drive and shaft of the JOHNSTON United Mine, Collingwood.


The body of a man unknown was found in the river Waimakariri on Saturday. A letter found on the body bore the address of Mrs Violet Sinclair JONES, Post Office, Wellington.

The Hon E MITCHELSON left for Timaru this morning and will inspect the Ashburton Forks line en route.

The British King reached the Cape on November 28th and sailed the same day for Wellington.

The Glacier Quartz Mining Company, which has been formed to work this reef from the hills near near North Creek, apply for a lease of 13 ½ acres near BROWNING’s Pass.


James YOUNG, a watchmaker, committed suicide at South Dunedin on Saturday. The deceased arrived in the Colony four months ago from Great Britain by the British King. On his arrival he went to live with his uncle Mr CUNNINGHAM, at South Dunedin, and became attached to one of Mr CUNNINGHAM’s daughters, but his suit was discouraged by his uncle…………….more


The city of Sydney with the English November mails, left San Francisco on the 29th for Auckland, four days late. The City of New York, with the November colonial mails, arrived at San Francisco from Auckland on the 28th, one day late.

A mysterious robbery is reported from Makara. William McKELVIE, a settler there, had 547 sovereigns,, the savings of years, deposited in a wooden box under his bed in a lower room. Between 4.30 and 6 o’clock on Thursday evening, while the family were absent looking after cows, the house was entered and the money abstracted. The police think they possess a clue.

The Government have received a very satisfactory telegram from Mr BRYCE of his interview with the chiefs belonging to the Ngitimaniapoto tribe. He says that the whole of those are willing to allow their lands to be brought under the Native Lands Court.

Supreme Court Civil
BLACKBURN v Northern Insurance Co.
Plaintiff to recover 400 pounds for fire insurance Deposed
James Joshua BLACKBURN, Plaintiff, Ropemaker, Hastings
Henry LEAN , Laborer. Was employed by BLACKBURN to dress flax
Alfred PEGRAM - Gardener
George BALMFORTH - Carpenter - Hastings
Edward METHERELL - Miller- Hastings
William Arthur BEECROFT - Livery Stablekeeper
Patrick Stirling M'LEAN - Solicitor
Constable PICKERING - Stationed at Clive
Robert DOBSON - Agent for NZ Loan & Mercantile Agency
Martin GRACE - Detective
The case was ddjourned
HBH Dec 5th 1883
Supreme Court
BLACKBURN v Northern Insurance Co
A continuation
Deposed William BEILBY - Accountant.
The plaintiff was nonsuited accordingly

Paintiff sued as executor and trustee of the late KARAITIANA TAKAMOANA. Action was brought to recover possession of the Pakowhai Block, 427 acres and 300 pounds in damages.
John SHEEHAN - executor of the willof KARIATIANA TAKAMOANA. Thhe defendant was manager for KARAITIANA. KARAITIANA had died in 1879, but probate was not claimed until Aug 1881. The defendant would not leave the land. Said he would not leave until certain debts owing to him by the natives were paid.
Michael MAHON
James Nelson WILLIAMS - Had offered to lease Pakowhai, but could not as ROBERTSON was still on the land
MANAENA - relative of KARIATIANA , who resided at Pakowhai
REIHANIA - Ran stock at Pakowhai
MERETINE - one of KARIATIANA's widows
John Nathaniel WILSON - Solicitor to KARIATIANA's estate
Peter ROBERTSON - Defendant
Alexander CAMMOCK - Contractor
Phillip SCULLION - Cut hay for Mr SHEEHAN
TANGATIKI - Native residing at Pakowhai
Judgement for the plaintiff and 75 pounds cosyts.

John Thomas CASSIN , Napier, Storekeeper - Bankrupt

HBH Dec 6th 1883

Death GILBERD-At Taradale on December 5th, Mabel, youngest daughter of Henry and Henrietta GILBERD; aged 3 ½ years. The funeral will leave her parent’s residence tomorrow (Friday), at 2 p.m.

HBH Dec 6 1883 Loc

Messrs T Kennedy McDONALD and Co, will sell at their rooms, Panama street, Wellington, on the 29th inst, without reserve, the whole of the freehold lands and property of the Wellington Land and Building Company (Limited), including nine sections on the East Coast, containing together 8729 acres.

The annual trial fours of the Napier Rowing Club will be rowed in the inner harbor on Saturday afternoon.

Thomas DUCKETT, of Wairoa, and George STUBBS, of Napier, have respectively filed declarations of their inability to meet their engagements with their creditors.

Mr Thomas REYNOLDS, poundkeeper, Havelock.

Mr A M OTTEN has for sale two well-bred greyhound sluts
HBH Dec 6 1883 local

There was no business at the Resident Magistrates Court yesterday morning

The first coachbuilders “Bean feast” held in this province took place yesterday. It was the inauguration of an annual outing of Mr G FAULKNOR’s Napier and Hastings coach factories.

Thomas DUCKETT, Wairoa and George STUBBS, Napier, both filed their declaration of their inability to meet their creditors engagements.

In this month’s issue of the Illustrated Sydney News there is an excellent engraving of Pakowhai Pah, drawn by Mr Sam BEGG

His Honor the Chief Justice yesterday sat in Chambers, and settle the issues in the case of BENDALL v WALKER

We learn that the case of DROWER v Pene TENS, has been amicably arranged.

In Chambers yesterday Mr CORNFORD, with Mr LASCELLES, moved for a new trial in the case of FELLOWES v HAMILTON, on the grounds of new evidence and that the verdict was against the weight of evidence.

A cricket match will be played on Saturday afternoon on the Recreation ground between teams from the civil Service and Napier Clubs.



Supreme Court
This action was brought by William DOUGLAS, Sheepfarmer against Frederick SUTTON, H.R. RUSSELL, J.N. WILSON, The Loan & Mercantile Co, native owners of Kaokaoroa, to compel certain acounts to be filed. The real defendant was Mr SUTTON.
The case was transferred to the next sitting of the Appeal Court.

George STUBBS, Napier, Sharebroker - Bankrupt
Thomas DUCKETT, Clyde, Wairoa, Contractor - Bankrupt

HBH Dec 8th 1883

Wellington A begging letter loafer at Wellington, John MILTON, is a social problem. He was brought up for the tenth time at the R M Court for begging at Newtown, and he made a plausible and pififul story. He introductory letters to persons at Masterton, who might give him such light work as his health would permit him to do; and if he could earn enough to take him there by rail, as he could not walk so far, he would promise to leave Wellington. He had been trained as a teacher, and his health had been bad, he could not do hard manual labor. (he had been sent to prison eleven or twelve times,) the prison had done him harm, so why deal with his peculiar case that way? The justices heard his story and sentenced him to three months’ hard labor as a confirmed vagabond.

A new building has just been erected in Wellington for a sect called the Church of Christ, and one of the tenets of the sect being baptism by immersion, the trustees applied to the city council for water to be supplied to them for baptismal purposes, without the necessity, as required by the bye-law, of erecting a meter. In the discussion of the application it came out that the church would required about 2000 gallons of water a year, the cost of which is 1s, while the first cost of a meter is 4 pounds 10s. It was decided that the by laws gave no option, and that if the church must have its shilling’s worth of water per annum it could only get it through a ninety shilling meter.

HBH Dec 8th 1883 Local

Birth ROSE-At the Greenmeadows Hotel,, Taradale, the wife of William Rose, of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE R.M., James, Mary, and Rose Ann, children of James COWAN, were charged by the Police under the Destitute Persons Act with having no home nor means of support. Sergeant BURTENSHAW explained that the charge was a formal one only. The father of the children lost his wife five years ago, and was left with four children. He had made strenuous efforts to support and educate them, and had parted with property to that end to supplement his earnings. He was out of employment now, and had no means of keeping the children. The children would be sent to St Mary’s Industrial School at Nelson. To be brought up in the Catholic faith and be kept there until 15 years of age.

The native chief REWI has expressed himself favourable to the construction of the central line to Awamutu via Taupo

The Albion Lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids will celebrate its first anniversary.
HBH December 10 1883 local

Marriage LINEHAN-HICKEY.-At St Bridget’s Church, Ormondville, on November 29th, by the Rev J L AHERN, John, third son, of Charles LINEHAN, to Margaret, second daughter of John HICKEY, both of County Cork, Ireland.

A telegram from Mr PATERSON states that he will leave Invercargill on the 24th inst, and expects to arrive on the Saturday following.

Pilot KRAEFT left Napier on Saturday for Auckland to enjoy a well earned holiday granted him by the Harbor Board, the first definite recreation since he became pilot 23 years ago.

Herr BANDMANN, the well known exponent of Shakespearean characters, passed through Napier on Saturday

Resident Magistrate’s Court-before Captaion PREECE R.M., on Saturday.

Andrew STUART charged by police with drunkenness the preceding day.

Mr RYAN had a sale of jewellery and watches on Saturday and was very successful but the whole of the stock was not cleared.

Captain Jackson BARRY will give one of his lectures in the Protestant Hall this evening. Mr J SHEEHAN M.H.R. has consented to take the chair.

A grand vocal, instrumental and operatic performance is to be given in the Theatre Royal in about 2 weeks time under the direction of Mr G GARRY. This will be the first attempt of the kind in Napier, and will no doubt be looked to with considerable interest.

Gisborne - 8/12/1883
At Patutahi, Mr James WILLIAMS alias JONES, a farmer, was killed by a stallion ( Sir Julius VOGEL) on the agricultural showground. The animal became excited and commenced kicking, and one of the kicks caught WILLIAMS a blow behind the right ear, which rendered him unconscious and he lived only 15 minutes

Tues 11 Dec 1883

Henry SELIG, late of Napier, now Hastings, Jeweller - Bankrupt

RM Court - Capt PREECE
Lunacy Christopher ROSS was charged on information of Constable LAWLESS with being a lunatic not under proper control
Defendant pleaded not guilty and said that although he must confess he had been a bit looney before arrest, he was now all right
Thomas MORGAN - Barman at Hastings Hotel.
Remanded for a week for medical examination
Breach of Slaughter House Regulations
John HOLLIS was charged with having slaughtered animals on unlicensed premises.The prisoner said he had been killing animals here for the past eight and a half years and no one had ever worried about it before
The defendant pleaded guilty
John RYAN - Dismissed with a caution
Joseph LANGLEY - Drunk at Hastings
Thomas MANSELL - Drunk at Napier
Henri NUKA - Failed to appear

Birth BEECHAM-On November 30th, at Onga Onga, Mrs John BEECHAM, of a daughter

A sitting of the Native Lands Court was held yesterday in a room in the Supreme court buildings, before Chief Judge MacDONALD, Judge MAIR, and Mr Hans TAPSELL, native accessor, to decide upon the subdivision of the block Mangateretere West.

Mr CORNFORD, representing Mr SUTTON, applied for the documents that had been put in, and the Judge’s notes that had been taken, at the original investigation at Gisborne

Mr SHEEHAN stated that he had not been taken by surprise, he thought, however, as the case was now nine years old, the parties had had ample time to get all the papers required…………………more

The prospectus is inserted of the Champion Copper Mining Company of New Zealand Ltd. Mr W G MOTLEY is the Napier Agent

Mr Henry SELIG has applied for discharge of bankruptcy

Nelson-Monday Yesterday morning a three roomed unoccupied cottage belonging to Mr T HARLEY, was destroyed by fire.

Regarding the wreck of the cutter southern Cross it appears that the wind failing she was carried on the rocks by the tide, and a gale subsequently springing up dashed her to pieces. Messrs TURNER and HARVEY, after saving all they could, went to Pelorus, where they live.

Westport-Monday A man named Joseph STEWART was found yesterday in an unoccupied building with his throat cut and quite dead. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict of suicide while of unsound mind from the effects of drink. The deceased was a well known of West Coast miner.

Christchurch The bust of Garibaldi, subscribed for by Italians, the majority residing at Waimea and Lyell, was presented today to the Canterbury Museum by Mr A Cracroft WILSON, the Italian Consul. The bust is of white marble, and a highly finished work of art. It was exhibited at Rome this year, when selected for the subscribers. The sculptor is signor VIENZO, of Rome.

Mr E J LEE, the member for Selwyn, has been dangerously ill for the last week and on Thursday was not expected to recover. A change for the better has now taken place, and hopes are entertained of his recovery.

A son of Mr Andrew DAWSON, a farmer at Long Beach, was drowned while bathing in the sea yesterday morning. The deceased was a clerk in a bank at Wellington, and was at home for holiday.

Early this morning a cottage occupied by Mrs BASSINGTHWAITE was destroyed by fire. The insurance is 200 pound in the Liverpool, London, and Globe office.

This afternoon applications were lodged at the Waste Lands Board’s office for a goldmining lease for 15 years of 10 ½ acres on the east side of the dividing range at the head waters of the Wilberforce river. The company is to be styled the Christchurch Quartz Mining Company.

Auckland Daniel FINNERGAN, one of the third-class immigrants by the Triumph, who had been at the Hobson Hotel with Dr MENZIES, of the Triumph, who has been staying there, has been arrested on a charge of stealing from the doctor’s bedroom.

Full Transcript of Triumph re tenders-resolved that Captains WORSP and CLAYTON, leave for the triumph tonight. The sea was making a clean breach over her decks, and the prospect of floating her appeared worse than ever.

Messrs MURRAY, ROBERTS and Co. report the sale of Mr James BOYD’s Wairoaiti property, containing 667 acres freehold and 400 acres leasehold, with 3700 sheep, to Messrs G and H CLARK of Yorkshire England, at a satisfactory price.

The Rev E O PERRY will repeat his lecture on “Memory” tomorrow evening in the Methodist Free Church Carlyle street.

John SUTHERLAND, of Havelock, formerly of Mohaka, has filed in the supreme Court a declaration of his inability to meet his engagements with his creditors.
Dec 12 1883

Birth DROWER-On December 7, at Waipukurau, the wife of F H DROWER, of a son.

HEADLINER THE ADULTERATION ACT An amendment passed last session of the Act of 1880-contains clauses of great interest to the bakers carrying on business in this district……………….more

Civil cases down for hearing at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.


All lovers of athletics will be glad to see by a notice in our advertising columns that the sports so successfully inaugurated at Petane on New Year’s Day last year are to be renewed this year. Some 50 pounds in money (with two handsome cups, given by

Mr VILLERS for the winners of the two chief handicaps), distributed over 15 events, should bring an attractive programme and draw good fields

On the fourth page will be found a description of the additions now being erected to the buildings of the working Men’s Club, and two letters-one from Mr A SHIELD, Waikonini, and the other from Mr W NELSON, Tomoana.

The gazette appointed the sitting of the Native Lands Court which commenced on Monday only arriving here last night. An action brought by Mr SHEEHAN, as trustee of KARAITIANA, against Mr SUTTON, Mr LOCKE, Mr R D McLEAN, Paora TEROTORO, Ahere Te KOARE, Nikera WHITINGARA, TAREHA, Urupene PUHARA, and Eraeti NGAMU, and the object is to determine KARIATIANA’s share, and the shares of the other natives, in Mangateretere West.

The Trust Commissioner at Napier has had submitted to him for investigation during the past week:-

Lease of undivided interest of the Pukemapou Block, 102 acres from

Keremenata TAUKERE to Henry Robert RUSSELL;

Conveyance of undivided interest Waiongakohanga Block, 66 acres 2 roods from

Ahipene te TAWA to Henry Robert RUSSELL;

Conveyance of undivided interest Waiongakohanga Block, 66 acres 2 roods from

Hemi te PUREI to Henry Robert RUSSELL.

Certificates will be issued, unless objected to, on or before the 10th inst.

Selling at Banner and Liddle’s rooms Tennyson street Napier next Wednesday, the stock in trade of Mr G BENJAMIN, who is leaving the district.

Meeting to be held –creditors of F W HOLLINS and Adolf BREUER.

Quarterly meeting of the St John’s Branch, H.A.C.B.S.

Mr Angus McLENNAN, storekeeper, Kaikera

HBH Dec 13 1883

Birth DOBSON-At Napier, on 12th December, the wife of Robert Dobson, of a son.

Dunedin Wednesday

Arrived-Tongariro, s.s. Captain HELLESS, R.N., from London.

Passengers-Saloon Mr and Mrs BURLIND, Mr and Mrs BAKER, Mr and Mrs BARKER, Mr and Mrs BROWN, Mr and Mrs BENT, Mr and Mrs HERBERT and family (2), Mr and Mrs HARTNET and family (2), Rev. Mr and Mrs HOARE and family (5), Mr and Mrs OSBORNE, Mesdames HENRY, HEYWOOD, and PHARAZYN; Misses HENRY (2), MURPHY, PHARAZYN, RAE (2), and ROYSTON; Messrs BATHGATE, BECKET, BIDDEN, BOND, DIXON, PAGE, PATULO, QUICK, RAST, SCOTT, SMITH (2), BLADDEN, THORPE, TODD, WATSON, WILSON (2), and WRIGHT, and the Rev F SMITH; 67 in the second cabin and 240 in the steerage.
The Tongariro brings 4000 tons of cargo, about half of which is for Dunedin. She was drawing 20ft. 6in. She steamed an average of 12 knots during the voyage. She left Plymouth at midnight on October 29th, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope at 5 30. pm on the 29th of November, left at 11.30 pm the same day, and sighted The Snares at 2.30 a.m. on the 11th inst. The consumption of coal was 55 tons per day.
HBH December 13th and 14th 1883

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court before Messrs F LYNDON and E PATTEN J.P.’s Michael SULLIVAN alias John REGAN, charged with breach of the peace.

On the fourth page will be found our Makaretu correspondent’s letter, an article entitled “The frozen Meat Industry,”

Last evening as one of Mr D B WATT’s baker carts was driven down Shakespeare Hill towards town the horse became restive……………more

In the Appeal Court, Wellington, last week, the appeal case against

SHEEHAN v RUSSELL was dismissed.

Mr Louis BINNIE, well known in the Napier district as a popular and successful public caterer, has taken over the Greenmeadows Hotel, formerly in the occupation of

Mr A McCARTNEY at present proprietor of the Caledonian Hotel.

The Rev D SIDEY acknowledges with thanks the following receipt of sums on behalf of the SHIRRIFF’s family relief fund:- Through Mr T CROSSE- Mr T CROSSE, Mr 0’HAGEN, Mr C TURNER, Mr FAWCETT, Mr INGULDEN, Mr SHEDDAN, Mr Joseph COOK, Mr TAYLOR, Mr CALDWELLL, Mr T LAMBERT, Mr W McKENZIE.

A copy was received of a lecture delivered lately in the Napier Working Men’s Club, by Mr W H WARREN, formerly chief officer of the Revenue Department.

The quarterly meeting of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society was held last evening in the lodge rooms, Carlyle Street. The following officers were elected:- J McKERNAN, W WILLIS, O G BROWN J J MORLEY, B WATSON, E SYMONDS, E MELLON, C E STEVENS

Mr GOODALL the engineer to the Timaru Harbor Board will in all possibility arrive here tomorrow.

14th papers

Miss HEWET, the new Lady Principal of the Napier Girls’ High School, is expected to arrive tomorrow.

Resident Magistrate’s Court before Captain PREECE, yesterday, Eliza GOODYEAR brought up on remand charged with lunacy. A Certificate from lunatic Asylum was put in by Sgt BURTENSHAW stating defendant was sane and she was accordingly discharged.
14 Dec 1883

RM Court - Ormondville
HERIKA - Using abusive language at the Takapau Railway Station
Nathaniel GRYMER - Stealing cutlery from the Makotuku Hotel

15 Dec 1883

Native Land Court - Sitting in Napier before Judges MACDONALD & MAIR & Assessor TAPSELL. Regarding the subdivision of Mangateretere Block

Thomas DUCKETT, Wairoa, Contractor - Bankrupt
Robert Walter CHAPMAN, Waipukurau, Baker - Bankrupt
John Calvert WELLS, Waitangi, Hawker - Bankrupt
George Metheringham SARGISSON & John William SARGISSON, Wairoa, Storekeepers - Bankrupt.
Murdoch M'KENZIE, Woodville, Hotelkeeper - Bankrupt
HBH Dec 15 1883 Auckland

Mr SHRIMSKI, M H R, is in Auckland and continues in an infirm state of health. While residing at the Lakes, and undergoing course of the baths, Mr SHRIMSKI became quite well, but since leaving the Lakes he has had a relapse.

Mr WADDEL, the senior councillor has been nominated for the Mayoralty

A sailing match between Mr H HENDERSON and Mr BLOOMFIELD’s Arawa came off today. The course was from Queen street wharf to the Watchman, off Cape Colville, and back.

The scheme for lighting the Queen street wharf with the electric light has been abandoned for the present, the Harbor Board having decided, in view of the great cost primarily and annually of the electric light, also in view of the probable improvements in electric lighting affecting the power and efficiency of the same, consideration of the subject be deferred.
Thurs 17 Dec 1883
Mr S. BADDELEY is now in occupation of the Matamau Hotel. Mr BADDELEY has had a long connection with the Napier Railway

RM Court - Capt PREECE
William KELLY - Drunk at Clive
Charles NOBLE - Drunk at Clive
Michael RYAN - Charged on the information of Rees WATKINS, Railway guard, with having travelled on the train between Pukehou and Napier, without paying the fare

Thomas William BROADFIELD, Greenmeadows, Farm Laborer - Bankrupt
HBH Dec 18 1883 Local

Mr J A SMITH late of the Spit district school, has been appointed to the headmastership of the Hastings school. Mr MEAGHER, late of Temuka, has been appointed assistant master.

The license of the Railway Hotel, Port Ahuriri, was recorded by the committee as legally passing to Mrs YOUNG, widow of the late Mr J YOUNG, under the provisions of the Licensing Act, 1881.

The license of the Caledonian Hotel was transferred to A McCARTNEY from R BARROWS

License of the Provincial Hotel from E ASHTON to T WATERWORTH

Native Land Court.

The evidence of Mr C P KENNEDY, civil engineer, Mr S LOCKE, Manaena,, and Reuben was taken. Mr SHEEHAN was granted an adjournment to enable him to produce

Henare TOMOANA as a witness

The man JOHANSEN, who chopped off three of his fingers in a paroxysm of lunacy, as report from Waipawa was yesterday brought up before Captain PREECE and remanded to hospital so that his disable hand might be attended to

Members of the Napier Dramatic Club intend giving a performance at an early date in aid of the family of the late Richard CARVER. He was found dead with his throat cut and died at the hospital.

At the St Joseph’s Native School a pianoforte solo was given by a native girl apparently about 13 years of age, named Alice Hale, would have done credit to a far older performer and was loudly applauded by the visitors present
Wed 19 Dec 1883
Hawkes Bay Education Board
The following appointments were confirmed
E. BISSELL - Headmaster, Clive
P. BEAR - Headmaster, Taradale

John Carpenter M'KENZIE, Hastings, cook - Bankrupt
Spencer George RADFORD , Napier, Draper - Bankrupt

HBH Dec 19 1883
A man named Richard CARVER, a resident of Napier, was received in the Napier Hospital yesterday, suffering from a serious wound in the throat, supposed to have been self-inflicted. . He was discovered by a boy named Le GEYT at an old building on the Western Spit. The police were then communicated with. Dr MENZIES examined the wound, and discovered the windpipe was not severed, but that CARVER was almost dead from exhaustion consequent upon loss of blood Carver is a married man with a family and a blacksmith by trade.


Floods in Otago-Man drowned.

A fatal accident arising out of the floods is reported from Palmerston. A passenger named HOBBS, who was the caretaker of Mr DODSON’s horse Cassivalaunus, which is stationed in the Ashburton district, was drowned after a party of six passengers chartered a buggy to come through to Dunedin. The other passengers had a narrow escape, but some man named SLOAN who lives in the neighbourhood, lent them valuable assistance. A great deal of damage has been done about Blueskin also in the shape of small bridges being washed away.

Christchurch The Canterbury Rugby Union resolved last night to apply for affiliation to the English Rugby Union

Major and Mrs POLARD arrived by train yesterday afternoon.

Timaru One of the heaviest rainfalls ever experienced took place throughout this district yesterday.

Oamaru The stone traffic bridge over Island Stream at Maheno has been completely carried away by the heavy rain which caused flooding.

The body of Charles LOCKHEART aged 54 was found off the end of the Rattray street wharf this morning. The deceased who was a fisherman, and of intemperate habits, had been missing since the 7th instant. When last seen he was in a dingy making for a lighter in the bay, on which he slept, and the dingy was found capsized next day.

EDWARDS meets SCOTT in a walking contest of 24 hours here on Friday

Mr T LADD, late manager in the North Island for the Equitable Insurance Company, was entertained today by the other insurance agents at the Wellington club, before his departure for Australia

Mr Henry REDWOOD, after inspecting the Island Bay racecourse now being formed, expressed the opinion that it will be the best course in the colony.

The Marine Department have received a telegram from the harbor-master at Nelson to the effect that the steamer GRAFTON carried away a Beacon at the French Pass at 1 o’clock this morning

Mr C Y O’CONNOR has been appointed Under-Secretary for Public Works, vice Mr John KNOWLES resigned, his appointment to date from the 17th instant.

Messrs BLUNDELL and HARRIS, and the two mining experts who tested the Queen of Beauty Mine, in their report of Dr HECTOR’s analysis state “they are of the opinion that Mr WALKER was justified in saying what he did about the cake of gold asserted to have been the product of stuff taken from the Queen of Beauty claim.

Telegraphic Auckland

Dr PURCHAS had an accident-his horse bolted, capsizing the buggy and throwing him on to the street. He was cut seriously about the temple

Two old identities died today. Both were local celebrities in their way. One of them Richard GRIGG, was the Police Court poet, who had attended the Police Court proceedings for 30 years.

The other was Archibald WILSON, known as “Miser WILSON,” who is said to have left a large fortune behind him. Both men were four score, and had been in the province since 1840.

Wellington The District Coroner conducted an enquiry into the circumstances of attending the death of a newly born infant, the daughter of one Kate BOYLE………….more details. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Kate BOYLE.

At the adjourned inquest on the body of the young woman named WOOLLEY, who was found dead in her bed last week, an open verdict was returned
HBH Dec 21 1883

Birth COWLRICK-On Dec 19th, at Tennyson street, Napier, the wife of Sidney Cowlrick, of a daughter.
HBH December 22 1883 bits

Per United Press-Telegraphic Friday Gisborne

At the supreme Court, out of 23 civil cases only two were tried by juries and those were special.

Cases:- MAUVE v REES

E ff WARD junior, an action by a native to recover 120 pound –judgment for defendant without costs.

Auckland A shooting affair has occurred at Onehunga. Two men named JONES and McDERMOTT had a quarrel in a public place over cards.

Hawera BURTON’s brewery was burnt down last night

Wellington Magistrate’s Court today David Maurice POMEROY, was charged with assaulting a seaman named Patrick COMERFORD

Local We regret to hear of the sudden death of Mrs WATERHOUSE, wife of Mr F WATERHOUSE, chairman of the Taradale School Committee. The cause of death is generally supposed to have been heart disease. An inquest will be held.

Later an inquest was held “Death from natural causes. The funeral was held after the inquest.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday-Andrew ANTHONY charged with drunkenness/

The decision of the Native Land Court in the Mangateretere case thus apportions the shares in the block, which consists of 1253 acres.

KARAITIANE 698 acres

Paora TOROTORO 75 acres

TAREHA 142 acres


Ahere Te KOARE 75 acres

Erueti NGAMU 25 acres

Nikera WHITINGARA 10 acres

KAURAURIA 117 acres

Waaka KAWATINI 161 acres

A further twelve miles of the proposed line of rabbit prevention fencing at Porangahau has been surveyed by Mr McARTIE, who is engaged by the committee to perform the whole, and tenders for the construction of the fence are to be called shortly.

HBH December 24 1883

Telegraphic Shipping

Per United Press Association-Wellington Sunday

Arrived BRITISH KING, from London.

She left Albert dock on the afternoon of November 2nd, but the weather being dark and foggy and the tide slack she anchored below Gravesend for the night. Arrived at Plymouth on November 4th, and on the 5th embarked 334 Government immigrants and sailed at 2 p.m. that day, experiencing a strong S.W. gale for the first 35 hours, which was the only rough weather on the voyage. Arrived at Teneriffe on the evening of November 10th, and remained 10 hours. Sailed again at 2.30 p.m. On November 11th. Experienced strong trade winds, and crossed the equator on November 18th, in longitude 9 west, arriving at Table Bay at sunset on the 22nd, after a passage of 22 days 8 hours from Plymouth. Went alongside and coaled next morning, sailing again at 11 p.m. on the 20th. Sighted Wellington heads at 12.20 p.m. on the 22nd instant. The actual steaming time was 44 days 2 hours. One man died of pneumonia. There was no other death or sickness. The passengers speak in the highest terms of their treatment on board. Mr Patrick CAMPBELL, of Christchurch, has on board two valuable thoroughbred racehorses, Ingomar and King Tom mare, Coreyra. The British King also brings a well-bred cow, some prize poultry, and a crop of partridges. All the stock is in first-rate condition. The British King has performed the round voyage in 3 months 22 days.

HBH Dec 25 1883

Death WATERHOUSE-On December 22nd, Catherine, the wife of William Waterhouse, aged 36 years
HBH Dec 25 1883 deed

A deed of conveyance from Paora RERUPA to Hugh CAMPBELL of the Pekapeka Block No 2, 4370 acres, has been submitted to the Trust Commissioner at Napier during the past week for investigation.

Mr BRETT, confectioner, sugar goods of his own manufacture on view at his shop in Hastings street.

A small electric light, one three candle power, was exhibited in the shop window of one of Napier jewellers on Saturday evening and was a source of great attraction.

In another shop higher up the street were exhibited three jets of oxy-hydrogen light, which by their glaring brightness attracted considerable attention.
HBH Dec 25 1883 Lodge

The annual meeting of the Loyal Abbotsford Lodge of Oddfellows M.U. No 6025, was held at Waipawa on Saturday evening.

Following officers were elected.



Charles AYERS

William BROWN

R Von MIRBACH elected medical officer

W GOLDSMITH and J H WEAVER elected auditors.

The lodge now numbers 159 members with total funds over 1500 pounds.
Tues 25 Dec 1883
Rm Court - Capt PREECE
Gerald O'FARRELL - Lunacy - remanded
Jane COBB - Similar charge - remanded
Frederick JOHANSEN, who was remanded to Napier Hospital from Waipawa in consequence of his having chopped off the tops of three fingers, but who escaped from the hospital on Sunday forenoon and who was later captured in Waipawa. Remanded

John BIRBECK - Charged on information of Sarah PEARSON of stealing her jewellery. Remanded

HBH December 27 1883

Among the victims at Cacamicciola were Signor and Signora BONAVITA, who left property worth 208,000 pounds, to which there is no direct heir.

Eight single women x British King will be open for engagements at the immigration depot at 11 o’clock this morning.
Napier 27 Dec 1883
Single women ex " British King " are open for engagement at the Depot at 11 am this day.
Two Housemaids
Six General Servants
T. FOX - Acting Immigration officer

HBH Dec 28 1883

Births GARRY-At Napier, on Dec 27th, the wife of Mr G GARRY, of a son

HANDYSIDE-At Clive Grange, on the 27th inst., the wife of Y S HANDYSDIE, of a son.
Giborne 28 Dec 1883
A young single man, Edward BRADISK was killed atthe South Pacific Oil Springs today. His hand caught in a rope, coiling around an arm. The next coil went around his neck, death being instantaneous.

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