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Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday May 1st 1884
Death - WALLACE - The beloved wife of Mr James WALLACE, aged 73. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Some moa bones in an excellent state of preservation were recently found in the vicinity of Lake Taupo by a native named WEREWERE. One of them is a leg-bone that once formed part of a very large bird. These relics of former times are now the property of Mr AXFORD, who has left them at our office, where they can be seen for a day or two by those curious in such matters.
The owner of a black sheep dog found in the Riverslea paddocks can recover the animal on applying to Mr H.T. THOMPSON, manager of the Riverslea station.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday May 2nd 1884
Death - MOGRIDGE - At Gisborne, on May 1st, Frances Mary, eldest daughter of Mr C. MOGRIDGE, of this town, aged 22 years. Much beloved and deeply regretted.
Ebenezer DIXON, a character well known in Hawke's Bay, was brought up at the Wanganui Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday last, charged with lunacy. Two doctors certified him to be of unsound mind, and he was committed to the Wellington Lunatic Asylum. DIXON was many times charged with lunacy when in this district, but was as often certified to be sane.
In the Registrate Magistrate's Court yesterday, before
Captain PREECE, R.M.,
A football match will be played at Petane to-morrow afternoon,
between the Petane and Napier Clubs. The following are the
Mr F.W. GARNER has two six-roomed houses on the hills to let, and also four furnished rooms.
Mr F.W.C. STURM notifies that persons found trespassing on his nursery grounds will be prosecuted.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday May 3rd 1884
Mr Napier BELL has accepted the position of joint commissioner to report upon Mr GOODALL's scheme for a breakwater at Napier.
Mr GODDARD has left at this office a sample of apples grown at his Havelock nurseries, some of them weighing nearly a pound each. They are splendid specimens of fruit, both in appearance and flavor.
Petty safe robberies are becoming frequent in Napier, several persons having lost meat and other articles of food from their safes. In an instance that occurred yesterday a safe in the Milton-road was visited, and some butter and the dish containing it were abstracted.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday May 5th 1884
Death - WILSON - At the Napier Hospital, on the 4th of May, George WILSON; aged 72 years. The funeral will leave the Napier Hospital at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Major BUTTS arrived in Napier yesterday by the Rotomahana, from the South. He comes here to pass acting-lieutenants ROSS and DUNCAN for their respective lieutenancies.
Sir George GREY was a through passenger southwards by the Manapouri, which arrived here yesterday. He did not land, but several of his admirers went off to the vessel to interview him.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., a man giving the name of Henry WILLIAMS was charged with drunkenness. He proceeded to plead a great many things, contrition among the number, but his eloquence was cut short by a fine of 5s, with the usual alternative in default.
One of the in-patients at the Napier Hospital was very insubordinate on Saturday, his conduct becoming so outrageous at last that the police had to be sent for, and he was arrested and conveyed to the lock-up. He will interview the Resident Magistrate as a consequence of his conduct. The arrested man is the individual, who, when in a state of intoxication, walked against the pole of a pair-horse cab in Hastings-street a few days since, and received somewhat severe injuries to his face in consequence.
Sergeant BURTENSHAW has received notice of removal to Awanui, to take the place of Sergeant M'GUIRE, now stationed there. (There is an extensive report if anyone desires such - now I'm beginning to sound like the H.B. Herald editor! - Judy).
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday May 6th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain
Preece, R.M., Peter CAULFIELD was charged with drunkenness and disorderly
conduct at the Napier Hospital. Defendant, who appeared in Court with
one arm in a sling, pleaded guilty.....His Worship said the case was a
very bad one. Defendant had been sent to the hospital, to be cured at
the public expense of injuries received through his own misconduct, and
he then contrived to get drunk and behaved himself in a violent and disgraceful
manner. A fine of 3 pounds and costs would therefore be imposed, or 15
days' imprisonment in default.
Mr Robert HOLMES, returning officer for the Havelock district, notifies that Messrs W.A. COOPER and T. GILPIN have been elected to fill the vacant seats on the Havelock Road Board, and that a meeting of the Board will be held this afternoon to elect a chairman.
Mr Arthur M'CARTNEY, of the Caledonian Hotel, informs his customers that he has decided to dispense with gas and to fall back on the "old slush lamp."
Mr N.E. BEAMISH notifies that persons trespassing on the Okawa or Whaua estates will be prosecuted.
Mr J.H. COLEMAN has 10,600 pounds to land on freehold security.
Claims against Mr John NAIRN must be sent in to Mr G.E.G.
RICHARDSON by the 14th instant.
Marriage - WARREN-WARD - On May 1st, at St. Mark's Church, Clive, by the Rev. H. M'LEAN, Edward John WARREN, of Havelock, to Minie WARD, of Clive.
It has been suggested that none of the designs for the new town hall can be carried out under the existing building regulations, which provide that the exterior walls of any building erected within No. 1 district must be of uninflammable material, and all the designs included three timber outside walls. The suggestion is based upon a partial knowledge of the regulations, which allow the fronts of buildings in No. 1 district to be constructed in wood. The new town hall, to use a Hibernicism, would possess three fronts - one to the Marine Parade, one to Tennyson-street, and one to Herschell-street.
Mr Erick PERSEN, Danevirke, has charcoal for sale.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday May 8th 1884
The usual meeting of the Clive-square Mutual Improvement Association takes place this evening, when an essay on "New Zealand past and present: will be read by Mr J. HUTCHINS. Visitors are cordially invited to attend.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr
T.K. NEWTON, J.P., Charles WILSON was charged with drunkenness. Defendant
pleaded guilty, and begged to be let off because it was his first offence.
He was discharged with a caution. David WATSON, similarly charged, pleaded
guilty, and was also discharged with a caution.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., David WATSON was charged with drunkenness. Defendant, who had been discharged with a caution on the preceding day for a similar offence, pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s and cost, or 48 hours' hard labor in default. The money was paid.
Mr A. HAMILTON, returning officer for the Petane district, notifies that Messrs James MARSHALL and Henry M'KENZIE being the only candidates nominated as wardens for the Petane Road Board, they have been declared elected, and that nominations for the remaining vacancy must be made by Friday next, the election (if necessary) to be held on the 24th inst.
Mr S. BRIDGE, Ashcott, has 1000 fat and store wethers for sale.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday May 10th 1884
Birth - BRILL - At Tarawera, on the 6th May, the wife of T.S. BRILL, of a son.
Death - CROPP - At Napier, on May 9, Robert John CROPP, late of Waipawa, aged 24 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Dickens-street, at 2 p.m. to-morrow (Sunday). Friends will please accept this intimation - J. DAWSON, Undertaker.
The following team have been chosen to represent the Union Football Club in the cup match to be played at Petane this afternoon: - BUCHANAN, CARGILL, COLLINS, COUPER, FRASER, HETA, NIXON, NORRIS, PERCY, POOLE, PROVIS, STANTON, STUBBS, TILLEY, WALKER. Emergency: PARKER, LESLIE, DENNAN.
The memorial window to the late Bishop WILLIAMS, to be placed in St. John's Pro-Cathedral Church, arrived in Auckland by the British King on Saturday last, and will arrive in Napier shortly. The framework for the window is being got in readiness by Mr R. HOLT. The memorial, when finished, will form a handsome addition to the church.
Renata KAWEPO, the well-known Hawke's Bay chief, has sent
us for publication the following translation of a manifesto which he has
sent to the "Korimake", the Maori newspaper:
Mr H.G. SPACKMAN will re-commence his professional duties next Monday.
Mr V. JERSON, watchmaker and jeweller, Emerson-street, changes his advertisement over the leader.
Mr W.U. BURKE has taken out a shooting license.
Mr H.G. SPACKMAN has for sale a Brinsmead piano and several American organs.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday May 12th 1884
Deaths - RUDMAN - On January 30, at Pietermaritzburg, Natal, in his 35th year, Frank Fiddes RUDMAN, Captain the Welsh Regiment, third son of the late Lieut.-Colonel W. RUDMAN, Duke of Cornwall's (32nd) Light Infantry.
LAWTON - At Taradale, on May 10th, the beloved wife of James LAWTON. The funeral will leave her late residence at 2 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Sergeant BURTENSHAW left by the Wairarapa yesterday for Wellington. He has received a fortnight's leave of absence. Constable VILLERS left by the Ringarooma on Saturday for Awanui, where he will remain in charge until Sergeant BURTENSHAW's leave has expired.
Mr G. LAMBIE, accountant in the Union Steamship Company's office, has been promoted to the management of the Gisborne branch, and left by the Ringarooma on Saturday to enter upon his duties. Mr EDMONDS, of the Gisborne branch, has been promoted to a similar position at Invercargill.
A case of very sudden death occurred at Taradale on Saturday.
Mrs LAWTON, a resident of the township, was engaged hanging clothes on
the line in the yard, and
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before
Captain PREECE, R.M., David WATSON was charged with drunkenness. His Worship
imposed a fine of 1 pound and costs, or four days' hard labor, it being
defendant's third appearance to answer to a charge of drunkenness within
as many days.
Both companies of Volunteers paraded on Saturday afternoon in front of the Athenaeum, Lieutenants DUNCAN and ROSS in command. Major BUTTS was present, and inspected the companies. The Artillery then got out their two guns, and both corps, headed by the Garrison Band, marched to Clive-square, where further evolutions took place. The Artillery were put through mounting and dismounting drill, and wheel changing, after which Lieutenant ROSS put the Battery through various movements. The Rifles were also put through various evolutions by Lieutenant DUNCAN, the men not being dismissed until long after dark. The playing of the Garrison Band was universally admired.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday May 13th 1884
Mr GILBERD, of Messrs GILBERD and ANDERSON, yesterday exhibited at the meeting of the Philosophical Society a well-grown specimen of one of the varieties of the Japanese persimmon. This was from one of the trees imported and sold by the Acclimatisation Society abour three years ago.
The second of the series of football matches for Mr SHEEHAN's
cup will be played at Petane on Saturday, between the Union and Hastings
Football Clubs. The
Mr Alfred PILCHER has taken out a shooting license.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday May 14th 1884
Birth - MATHEWS - At Hampden, on May 9th, the wife of J. MATHEWS, of a daughter.
Mr D. LEVI, tobacconist, Hastings-street, advertises the receipt of a shipment of T.C. WILLIAMS' ruby tobacco.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday May 15th 1884
Birth - WATKINS - At Carlyle-street, Napier, on May 4th, 1884, the wife of Mr ReesWATKINS, of a daughter.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr
E. PATTEN, J.P., George DIXON was charged by the police with using abusive
language on the preceding evening. After hearing the evidence of the police,
defendant was fined 1 pound and costs, or three days' hard labor in default.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday May 16th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., George WILLIAMS was charged with drunkenness. Defendant, a respectable looking man, pleaded builty. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed or 48 hours' hard labor in default. The same defendant was further charged with assaulting the arresting constable while in the execution of his duty. Defendant said he knew nothing of the matter. Constable WEATHERED deposed to being struck in the face by defendant when he was arrested, and his Worship imposed a fine of 1 pound and costs, or four days' hard labor in default. Later in the day three small children named John, Richard, and Robert ANDERSON, the mother of whom recently died, were brought up under the Destitute Persons Act as neglected children. They were ordered to be sent to the Burnham Industrial School till they attained the age of fiteen years, and to be brought up in the tenents of the Presbyterian Church.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday May 17th 1884
Birth - MILLER - At Gragmillen, Napier, on the 16th instant, Mrs M.R. MILLER, of a son.
Death - MACKINTOSH - At Port Ahuriri, on May 16th, Ann Genevieve MACKINTOSH, aged 2 months. The funeral will leave its late parents' residence at 3 o'c lock this (Saturday) afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Rose GORDON, on remand, charged with lunacy, was committed to the Napier lunatic asylum.
The secretary to the hospital desires to acknowledge with many thanks the kind and seasonable gift of 25-1/2 brace of pukekos, forwarded to the institution by Mr J.S. HANDYSIDE, of Clive Grange, and which have been much appreciated by the patients.
A six-roomed house at Havelock was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. The origin of the fire is supposed to have been a spark from the kitchen fire, which was left apparently safe when the occupants of the house retired to rest. The house and its contents were totally consumed.
The prisoner EDWARDS, awaiting his trial at the next sittings of the Supreme Court at Napier on the charge of murdering his wife and four children, was yesterday examined at the gaol by two medical men, on behalf of the Crown, in order to arrive at a conslusion as to his sanity. The result of the examination will not be allowed to transpire until the trial takes place.
Yesterday afternoon a number of the personal friends of Mr C.C. MURRAY met him at the Criterion Hotel, to present him with a substantial mark of their esteem, and their regret at his departure from Hawke's Bay. The presentation took the shape of a purse of gold, with which Mr MURRAY was requested to purchase a service of plate, as a reminder of his residence in Hawke's Bay. Capt. RUSSELL presided, and expressed the general regret felt at Mr MURRAY's departure, and a hope that he would soon return again to New Zealand.
Mr D.J. JOLL, Hastings, has dairy cows for sale.
John PEARSON, of Ormondville, has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition. The first meeting of creditors will be held next Thursday morning.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday May 19th 1884`
Birth - BEYER - At Napier, on May 17, the wife of Walter BEYER, of a son.
The many friends of Mr Brooke TAYLOR, solicitor, formerly of Napier but now of Gisborne, will be sorry to hear that he is lying dangerously ill at Gisborne.
It is rumored that Mr W. HARKER is about to enter into the business that was recently relinquished by Mr RYAN, in the premises formerly occupied by the latter gentleman in Tennyson-street. Should the report prove correct we shall have pleasure in wishing Mr HARKER every success in his new venture.
The enlargement of St. Paul's Church is in contemplation, and a congregational meeting will be held this week to take the matter into consideration. The church is now over-crowded at almost every service, and Mr PETERSON stated last night that there are many applicants for sittings who cannot be accommodated until the building is enlarged.
On Saturday morning, as a boy named Frederick EWBANK, residing in the White-road, was engaged working upon a ladder, he slipped and fell to the ground, fracturing his right thigh. He was conveyed to the hospital, and placed under the treatment of the surgeon-superintendent, who very soon afforded relief to the little sufferer. This is the first case taken into the new children's ward at the hospital.
The annual meeting of the Napier Chess Club was held on
Saturday evening in the Athenaeum, Mr John HINDMARSH, junr., president
of the club, in the chair. The officers for the ensuing year were elected
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday May 20th 1884
Births - ROSS - At Helensburne, Makaretu, on May 15th,
the wife of Mr C.F. ROSS, of a daughter.
Nothing has yet been done towards redeeming Mr MITCHELSON's promise, made some time ago, that a footpath should be made from the Hastings railway station to the main road. It is freely reported that certain "backstairs influence" is being brought to bear to get the footpath made on the Napier side of the railway station, for the benefit of a particular individual. Even if the path were made there, it would never be used, for nine-tenths of the passengers would find an exit and entrance by the present station yard, in spite of the danger they would run.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday May 22nd 1884.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Mr
E. PATTEN, J.P., William ROBINSON was charged by the police with drunkenness
and disorderly conduct. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 1 pound
and costs. The money was paid.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday May 23rd 1884
Death - M'INTOSH - On the 22nd May, at the residence of her parents, Mary, the beloved daughter of James and Catherine M'INTOSH, aged 5 years and 6 months. The funeral will leave the Spit on Saturday, at 3 p.m.
A terrific storm of wind and rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, passed over Waipawa on Wednesday morning. The wind was very srong, and caused the death of several cattle in the bush by blowing down trees upon the animals as they grazed.
A meeting of the creditors of John PEARSON, of Ormondville, should have been held yesterday, but as a quorum did not put in an appearance, the meeting was consequently adjourned until this morning.
A man was drowned at Putengata yesterday in trying to cross the Tuki Tuki, which was flooded by the late rains. The unfortunate man is supposed to have been a station hand, but nothing definite is known. He was seen trying to ford the river oin horse-back, and when partly across to be washed from the saddle by the force of the current. The horse managed to swim to shore. The police at Waipawa were communicated with, and Constable BROSHAHAN was out yesterday afternoon searching for the body, but up to a late hour had not been successful.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Salturday May 24th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain
Preece, R.M., William EMERY was brought up on remand charged with forgery.
(Case was remanded till Monday next).
Tenders close with Mr T.W. BALFOUR for lease of store in Tennyson-street, lately occupied by Mr T.J. RYAN.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday May 26th 1884.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday May 28th 1884
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday May 29th 1884
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday 2nd June 1884
Mr William HARKER will sell at the Theatre Royal during the first week in August the block of land attached to the Meanee mission, also about 400 acres of land at Waitangi, and the whole of the live stock now running on these properties.
Tenders are invited by Mr Robert LAMB for the erection of a warehouse and offices immediately adjoining Hastings-street.
It is notified that the partnership hitherto subsisting between Duncan CAMPBELL and John BLAIR as saw millers, &c, at Pukititiri, has been dissolved, and that the business will in future be carried on by John BLAIR.
A letter is lying at the Herald Office for Thomas MORROW.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday June 3rd 1884
Birth - NEWMAN - At Waipawa, on May 27th, the wife of J.M. NEWMAN, of a son.
Complaints have been received by the Corporation officials of larrikinism in the neighborhood of the Harvey-road. Some youths residing near there have developed a penchant for stretching a rope across the road after dark, to trip up unwary pedestrians, and some posts, the property of the Corporation, have been pulled up. Some of the troublesome young fellows who commit these pranks will find their way to the Court-house if they do not mend their manners.
A frost throughout the district on Sunday was a very severe one, ice of nearly half an inch in thickness being formed upon standing water in some parts of Napier. In the country districts much thicker ice was formed, and at Longlands yesterday morning the ice upon a water trough was stout enough to resist the weight of two men without yielding or cracking. The water in the inner harbor, for about two miles to the town side of Richardson's Island, was coated with a thin film of ice for a distance of nearly two chains from the shore.
Sergt. MAGUIRE, late of Awanui, has been discharged from the police force and from the office of clerk of the Resident Magistrate's Court at Awanui. The dismissal, we understand, is due to a complaint by Captain PORTER, that Mr MAGUIRE was interfering with native matters. This "interference," we are further informed, consisted in witnessing native signatures, and in accepting travelling expenses when he had to go to a distance. It seems that he should first have obtained from head-quarters authority to witness the signatures, and for this trivial breach of a red-tape regulation an old and admittedly most efficient officer is discharged. The position of head of the police at Awanui is a very difficult and responsible one, and it is only just to Mr MAGUIRE to say that, while strictly enforcing the law, he has done it with a tact few men in his place would have shown, his intimate knowledge of the native character standing him in good stead. Before he went to the district it was noted for having sly-grop shops scattered everywhere, and the bad influence of that traffic was notorious. Now this illegal trade has been entirely suppressed, greatly to the benefit of both Maoris and Europeans. We hope that the authorities will reconsider their harsh decision and reinstate Mr MAGUIRE.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
James HAGGLESTONE was charged with drunkenness. Defendant pleaded guilty, but as he had been locked up since Saturday evening he was discharged with a caution.
James M'DONALD was charged , on the information of Nicholas SHERRITT, with violently assaulting the latter on May 26th. Defendant pleaded guilty of the assault under provocation, but refused to state what the provocation was on the ground that it would implicate another person.......His Worship imposed a fine of 1 pound and costs, or four days' hard labor in default. Upon defendant's application he was allowed till Saturday next to pay the fine.
George HOBBS, charged with having left a hackney carriage unattended in Shakespeare-road, was fined 10s and costs. The money was paid.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Wednesday June 4th 1884
At the recent Civil Service examinations Arthur S. PIRANI and Harold LARGE, sons of residents in Napier, were among the successful competitors.
The following deed has been submitted to the Trust Commissioner at Napier for investigation:- Transfer of interest in agricultural section, block 19, Toha's reserve, Wairoa, from Toha KAHURAHU to Jesiah Pratt HAMLIN. The deed is dated May 24th, and a certificate will be issued unless objections are lodged within the ensuing five days.
Letters of naturalisation have been issued by the Executive in favor of the following persons residing in this district:-
Rasmus MARENSEN, Mads NIELSON, Erik ERIKSEN, Peter S. GUNDERSEN, Peder PEDERSEN, Johan C. THODSEN, Jan JOANASSEN, Morten JANSEN, Peter L. LARSEN, Edward CHRISTOPHERSEN, all of Norsewood, and Anton HANSEN, of Makaretu.
At Mr. E. LYNDON's land sale yesterday an allotment of 9-3/4 acres at Wanstead was bought in. The property in the estate of the late R.P. GIFFARD, at Farndon and West Clive, was bought in by the mortgagee for 5,000 pounds. A property at Ormondville in the bankrupt estate of Mr J. SKINNER was bought by Mr E. BECK for 25 pounds, subject to a mortgage.
A small allotment in Napier, with a cottage thereon, was bought by Mr J. WELLS for 80 pounds.
His Honor Mr Justice GILLIES arrived in Napier by train last evening, overland from Wellington. He was met at the railway station by Mr BIRCH, the sheriff, who accompanied his Honor to his apartments at the Criterion Hotel. A large amount of criminal and civil business awaits his Honor's attention at the next sitting of the Supreme Court, which opens on Monday next, at 10.30 a.m. The criminal calendar will include the trial of EDWARDS, charged with the Ormondville murders. The civil list will embrace some cases of considerable interest.
Our Waipawa correspondent, under yesterday's date, writes briefly to the effect that a sad fatal accident happened in that township yesterday, by which a young man named John M'GREEVY lost his life. He slipped from a dray loaded with shingle, and fell under one of the wheels. The wheel passed over the spine of the unfortunate young man, killing him. The sad affair has cast quite a gloom over the whole community. The deceased was the son of an old and well-known settler, Mr Stephen M'GREEVY, member of the Waipawa County Council, and of other local bodies. Considerable sympathy is felt for
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Elizabeth SNEDDON was brought up on remand charged with lunacy, and committed to the Napier Asylum.
Kate WYATT, also brought up on remand charged with lunacy, was remanded till Tuesday next for further medical examination.
John HAZAE, seaman on board the Northumberland, was charged with deserting his ship. Defendant, who, in company with another seaman not apprehended, had made his way to shore on a light raft, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to seven days' hard labor, an order being made that he should be conveyed on board the Northumberland if she sailed before the expiry of the sentence.
Judgment was given for plaintiff in the civil case of KNOWLES v. BURTON, claim 3 pounds 7s 6d, costs 12s.
Several other cases were adjourned.
An assault case, in which a well-known barber was the defendant, was heard at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon, before Captain PREECE, R.M. Zachariah PATTERSON was charged on the information of Henry WUNDRAM with having assaulted informant with a stick on the night of May 19th. (Details of trial available on request - Judy).
His Worship, in giving judgment, said he had no doubt a violent assault had been committed, and fined defendant 3 pounds, with costs 13s, witnesses' expenses 2 pounds 7s, and solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s, or one month's hard labor in default.
In a second charge against defendant of using insulting language to the same informant, on an occasion subsequent to the assault, his Worship said he would give defendant the benefit of a doubt as to whether certain opprobious language was addressed to defendant, and dismissed the case.
A large number of persons asssembled in Court to hear the two cases dealt with, all the parties being well known in town.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday June 5th 1884
The through train from Napier to Makatoku on Tuesday evening ran into six head of cattle straying on the line near Ormondville. Four of the animals were killed, but the train fortunately did not leave the metals. The subject of straying cattle on the railway line has been several times brought to the notice of the Government by the Napier Chamber of Commerce, but with little result up to the present. When a serious accident occurs, and human lives are sacrificed, steps will perhaps be taken to remedy the evil complained of.
We regret to state that a somewhat serious accident occurred to Mr S. HOOPER between 7 and 8 o'clock last evening. He was riding from the Spit to Napier, when owing to the saddle girth of his horse becoming loose the saddle shifted, and Mr HOOPER was precipitated violently to the ground. When picked up he was quite insensible, and fears of the most serious consequence were at first entertained. He was carried to Dr MATTHEWS' house, near which the accident occurred.
Dr MATTHEWS at once ordered Mr HOOPER to be conveyed to his home, where he could be looked after, and accompanied him there. Dr HITCHINGS, who had been sent for by Mrs HOOPER, was also in attendance. Mr HOOPER was found to be suffering from concussion of the brain, and bleeding was resorted to with good results, the patient becoming partially conscious. We understand that no serious results are anticipated.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday June 6th 1884
.Birth - BURNETT - At Oamaru, on the 26th May, the wife of Mr Wm. BURNETT, of a daughter.
The Heretaunga licensing committee met last Wednesday at the Town Board's office, Hastings. Prsent - Messrs WELLWOOD (chairman), DONEY, FOREMAN, and J.H. WILLIAMS. Applications for renewal licenses were granted to Messrs CAULTON and KELLY, the report of Inspector SCULLY being favorable. A transfer of license from Mr TUCK to Mr BEECROFT was also granted.
An inquest was held on Wednesday at the residence of Mr S. M'GREEVY, Waipawa, on the body of John M'GREEVY, whose untimely death was recorded in our issue of the same date. Mr T. WOOSTER was chosen foreman of the jury. The evidence of Mr M'GREEVY, who was prsent when the fatal accident to his son occurred, showed that the event was quite accidental. The jury returned a verdict to that effect, adding that no blame attached to any person.
We are pleased to learn that Mr S. HOOPER shows signs of recovering from his late serious accident. He has not yet recovered consciousness, but at intervals appears to recognise those about him. His medical attendants are not apprehensive of permanently serious results, but he will be confined to his house for some time. It is satisfactory to know that Mr HOOPER was insured in the New Zealand Accident Insurance Company, and is entitled to 3 pounds per week during the time he is incapacitated from business.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Richard ANDERSON was charged on the information of Constable SCHULTZ with neglecting to provide for three young children, whose ages ranged from six months to five years. At the request of the police, defendant, who pleaded not guilty, was remanded till Saturday.
In the civil case of HEBBERLY v. DONNY, claim 4 pounds 1s, adjourned from Tuesday, judgment was given for the amount claimed, with costs 2 pounds 3s, solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday June 7th 1884
Birth - PERRY - At Milton-road, Napier, on May 31st, the wife of the Rev. E. Ovenden PERRY, of a son.
The licensing committees for three Napier districts met yesterday. The whole of the applications for new licenses and renewals were granted, with the exception of an application made by Mr J. CHRISTY for a license for the Shakespeare Hotel. Wholesale licenses were granted to Messrs ROBJOHNS and Co., MURRAY, ROBERTS and Co., KINROSS and Co., NEWTON and Co., WARDROP and Co., W. and A. GILBEY, NEAL and CLOSE, J.H. VAUTIER, and
A case of sheep-worrying that was to have occupied the attention of the Resident Magistrate shortly has been settled amicably. Messrs TWIGG and VILLERS are the owners of the sheep which would have been in the dispute, and the owners of the dogs which led to the mischief have paid the sum demanded as damages. Mr VILLERS had the larger number of sheep destroyed, 11 dying out of 14 worried. The latter gentleman shot the dogs when engaged in worrying, and their owners were traced by the registered numbers of the dogs' collars.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Samuel BELL, a seaman, was charged with drunkness at the Spit. Sergeant BURTENSHAW stated that defendant had jumped overboard from the Northumberland and swam ashore, in order to escape going in her as seaman, and had partaken of too much liquor upon reaching land. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed, or 48 hours' hard labor in default.
Two young children named EPPS, said to be grandchildren of the well-known cocoa manufacturer of that name, were brought before the Court as destitute children, and were ordered to be sent to the Burnham Industrial School till 15 years of age, and to be trained in the tenets of the Anglican Church.
A meeting of employees at the Napier railway workshops was held at the Terminus Hotel last evening for the purpose of bidding farewell to Mr Charles GREENROYD, who is about leaving the colony for England. Mr E. GIBSON was voted to the chair, and after a few preliminary remarks called upon Mr S. SYKES, foreman of the workshops, to present a testimonial to the guest of the evening. Mr SYKES, in a neat little speech, in which he dwelt upon the esteem in which Mr GREENROYD was held by his fellow workmen, presented to the latter an illuminated testimonial. This, which had been beautifully executed by Mr H. WUNDRARA, bore the signatures of the workmen with whom Mr GREENROYD had been employed, was mounted in a heavy gilt frame, and bore quite an artistic appearance. Mr GREENROYD having suitably responded, the company joined in hearty wishes for his future wellfare (sic), and the remainder of the evening was devoted to social conviviality.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Monday June 9th 1884
-Birth - COTTERILL - On June 7th, the wife of A.J. COTTERILL, of a son.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Joseph JOHNSTON was charged with drunkenness. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed, or 48 hours' hard labor in default.
Richard ANDERSON, brought up on remand charged with failing to provide for three children, was ordered to pay 18s per week towards their support.
On Saturday afternoon, as the Bella, having on board a number of passengers for Napier, was leaving Mohaka, she stranded in the river. Efforts to get her off were made, but after some time, finding that the steamer could not be got off, the passengers were landed. These held a consultation upon reaching terra firma, and it was decided to wire for another steamer. The telegraphist was consequently appealed to, a message was sent on to Napier, and the new boat, the Wairoa, was despatched to bring the delayed passengers to Napier. The Wairoa reached Mohaka about 6 o'clock yesterday morning, and the stranded ones were all safely berthed on board and conveyed to their destination. They speak very highly of the new boat.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday June 10th 1884
The inmates of the Old Man's Refuge request us to express their thanks to the friend who kindly sent them some firewood, so that they can have warmth in the winter nights.
Mr. B.L. POWER, the courteous and energetic bailiff for so long attached to the Resident Magistrate's Court, has resigned his appointment. Mr POWER has made very many friends by his uniform urbanity during the four years he has been connected with the Court, and he carries with him their good wishes for his future welfare.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain
In the Supreme Court yesterday the Grand Jury found true
bills in the following cases:-
Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows:- Yesterday
(Sunday) two accidents of a similar character happened - one of them,
I am sorry to say, being very serious. In the first case, Mr NICHOLLS,
a commercial traveller, was thrown from his horse whilst crossing the
Ruataniwha Plains. I am happy to say that he escaped with bruises. He
was taken to the Tavistock Hotel, where his injuries were attended to.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday, June 12th 1884
Deaths - COTTERILL - At Lincoln-road, on the 11th inst., Julia Moore, the wife of A.J. COTTERILL, aged 28 years. The funeral will leave her late residence at 11 o'clock a.m. to-morrow (Friday), the 13th inst.
BLAKE - At Napier, on June 11th, after a long and painful illness, Sarah, relict of the late George BLAKE, aged 78 years.
Some bad-mannered individuals have been causing annoyance to members of the Opera Company, and to residents in the vicinity of the theatre, by breaking fences at the rear of Mr CHISSELL's store, and attempting to peer into the dressing-rooms of the lady members of the company. One of this select mob was caught last evening by the stage machinist, who administered a well-deserved thrashing to the prurient Paul PRY.
An alarm of fire was raised shortly after six o'clock last evening, and the engines were run out, but were fortunately not required. It appeared that Mr CONROY saw a sudden light in the window of a small draper's shop near his place in Hastings-street, and on going up found some goods alight in the window. He raised an alarm, and Constables MARSH and WEATHERED, who were on duty near by, ran into the shop and quickly beat out the flames. A few buckets of water, quickly brought by Mr CONROY, removed all fear of further damage.
Mr H. KRAEFT has met with a deserved recognition of his gallantry on the occasion of the fatal boat accident at the Spit some months ago, when he was the means of saving the lives of Captain SETTEN and some members of his crew. The relatives of Captain SETTEN have forwarded a grateful letter of thanks to Mr KRAEFT, enclosing a photograph of a handsome clock now on its way out to New Zealand in the barque Langstone, and intended for presentation to Mr KRAEFT. The inscription on the clock is as follows:- "A token of gratitude presented to H. KRAEFT, Esq., Harbor-master, Napier, by the brothers and sisters of Captain William SETTEN, of the ship Pleiades, for his prompt assistance in rescruing him and two of his crew from drowning on November 11th 1883.
Mr A. WARD, Porangahau, has for sale 225 acres of agricultural
land with the sheep and cattle depasturing thereon.
Birth - TANKARD - At Napier, on June 7th, the wife of F. TANKARD of a son.
A trial football match, arranged by the Hawke's Bay Rugby
Union, will be played on the Recreation Ground to-morrow afternoon, between
the following teams:-
The funeral of the late Mrs BLAKE will leave her late residence at 7.45 to-morrow morning for St. Mary's Church, where mass will be said at 8 o'clock.
Mr Robert WELLWOOD is appointed a member of the Waste Lands Board for the land district of Hawke's Bay
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday June 14th 1884
The funeral of the late Mrs BLAKE will take place this morning. The deceased lady was a very old resident in the colony, having arrived at Wellington 43 years ago.
The civil sittings of the Supreme Court are likely to conclude this afternoon, as only one case - BARRON v. Paora ROPIA - remains to be disposed of.
The business of the Supreme Court was adjourned from 10.30 a.m. till 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, by his Honor Mr Justice GILLIES, to enable the members of the legal profession engaged to attend the funeral of the late Mrs COTTERILL. The funeral procession was a very large one, his Honor Mr Justice GILLIES and all the legal gentlemen in Napier attending.
His Honor Mr Justice GILLIES will preside at a sitting
of the Superior Court of Bankruptcy at 10 o'clock this morning, to publicly
examine the following debtors:-
Marriage - DICKSON-CAMPBELL - At the residence of the bride's father, Wellington, o the 11th June, by the Rev. James PATTERSON, Peter Hanney DICKSON, youngest son of the late John DICKSON, of Corstorphine, Scotland, to Jeannie, oldest daughter of Captain James CAMPBELL, Wellington.
No sign has been discovered of the body of the man THOMPSON, who jumped from the Tutakuri bridge on Monday afternoon. At the time he leaped into the water the tide was running out, and it is therefore to be feared that his body was carried out to sea.
In his lecture to-night at the Working Men's Club, on "The fluids we imbibe," Dr de LISLE will deal from chemical and gastronomical points of view with water, soups, tea, coffee, cocoa, alcoholic drinks, and milk. The lecture is certain to prove instructive and amusing.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain
Hawkes Bay Herald, Thursday June 19th 1884
Birth - STANLEY - At Hastings, on June 23, the wife of Mr A. STANLEY, of a daughter.
Detective GRACE yesterday arrested a man named THOMPSON on a charge of forgery. He is charged with having forged the name of Mr R.P. WILLIAMS to a cheque for 10 pounds 10s.
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