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1884
Hawkes Bay Herald
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Sept - Dec

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HB Herald, Monday Sept. 1st 1884
A case of attempted suicide occurred in Napier early on Saturday morning, when an engine driver on the railway named
Robert M'LACHLAN, residing in Miller-street, inflicted terrible injuries upon himself by cutting his throat. (A full report can be obtained on request - Judy).

September 3rd 1884:
Marriage - M'AULAY-M'PHERSON - At Clive, on August 28, by the Rev. W. NICHOL, R.S. M'AULAY, of Papakura, to Maggie, eldest daughter of Henry M'PHERSON, of Clive.
HB Herald, Thursday Sept. 4th 1884
Birth -
INGPEN - On September 3rd, the wife of E.L. INGPEN, of a daughter.

Mr J. PAUL, the well-known draper of Wellington and Wanganui, who recently purchased the stocks of Mr A. BROWNE and Mr COMBES, has determined to start business in Napier. He has taken the premises next to the Loan and Mercantile Agency Company's offices.

We are requested to deny a statement which has been circulated to the effect that the project for building a new theatre on Dr SPENCER's ground in Tennyson-street has been abandoned. Large promises of support have been received, and a meeting of the promoters has been called for to-morrow evening.
HB Herald, Friday Sept. 5th 1884
Birth -
GOODYEAR - On August 24th, at Maketu, Tauranga, the wife of the Rev. Wm. GOODYEAR, of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Henry ALLEN was charged with obtaining money under false pretences. Accused was remanded till this morning.
George HOWSE, also charged with obtaining money under false pretences, stated that he was not the George HOWSE named in the information. The case was remanded, in order that fuller information might be obtained.

It is announced that the old drapery establishment of Mr Alexander BROWNE in Hastings-street, opposite the Caledonian Hotel, will be re-opened to-morrow with a new stock of goods, under the management of Mr Alexander BROWNE for Mr J.M. St. CLAIR.

Mr H.P. COHEN thanks the ratepayers of the South Ward for returning him unopposed as a member of the Municipal Council
HB Herald - Saturday Sept. 6th 1884
Birth -
VERSCHAFFELT - On the 3rd September, at Napier, the wife of D. VERSCHAFFELT, of a daughter.

Mr George HOWSE, who through unfortunately possessing the same name as a man wanted by the police, was charged at the Resident Magistrate's Court with an offence of which he was not in the most remote way connected, was at once discharged when Major SCULLY received an answer to his telegraphed enquiry for a description of the wanted man.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Henry ALLEN was brought up in custody, on remand, charged with obtaining on false pretences 10 pounds from Mr M. RYAN, proprietor of the Taradale Hotel, on August 29th...........After being cautioned, accused pleaded guilty, in order to be dealt with summarily, but urged that he was suffering from the effects of drink when he obtained the cheque. He was sentenced to two months' hard labor. (A more full report can be obtained on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Monday Sept. 8th 1884
Birth -
BROUGHTON - At Ngapuka, on 6th September, the wife of W.M. BROUGHTON, of a son.

Death -
DYETT - At West Clive, on 6th September, Frederick DYATT, aged 64.
The funeral will leave his late residence for the Napier cemetery at 1.30 p.m. this day. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HB Herald, Tuesday Sept. 9th 1884
Births -
LAFFOLEY - At East Clive, on September 7, the wife of George LAFFOLEY, of a daughter.
RUDDICK - At West Clive, on September 8, the wife of W. RUDDICK, of a son.

A handsome and valuable dining-room clock has been presented to Mr W. HARKER by the members of the Napier Hospital staff. The clock is constructed of dark marble, and is surmounted by a seagull in bronze. On a silver plate affixed to the base of the clock is inscribed the following:- "Presented to W.J. HARKER, Esq., by the staff of the Napier Hospital, on his wedding day, August 23rd, 1884." This will be to Mr HARKER a very gratifying proof of the estimation in which he is held by the members of the hospital staff, with whom he has been in close contact during the last three years.

At the request of Mr W. HARKER, we re-print the following local, which was published in our issue of the 14th of July last:- "Mr W. HARKER has given one more proof of the genuine interest he takes in the affairs of the Napier Hospital, as the following letter, addressed to Mr Henry WILLIAMS (honorary treasurer), and handed by that gentleman to us for publication, will show:-
'My Dear Sir, - As my three years' service as secretary to the Hawke's Bay Hospital will terminate in September next, I have decided, after careful consideration, to then hand to you the sum of one hundred guineas for the hospital endowment fund, and so qualify myself as a Life Governor of the institution, in which I take so great an interest. And, further, should it be the wish of the subscribers and committee, I shall have very great pleasure in placing my best services at their disposal as honorary secretary. - Very faithfully yours, W. HARKER.'"

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Remata TARAWERA was charged with committing a nuisance in a ladies' waiting-room on the Napier line of railway. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Sergeant BURTENSHAW asked that the case might be dismissed, as the information was laid in error. Any offence committed by defendant had been caused through the notices painted up about the station being in the English language only, and consequently not understood by the natives. The case was accordingly dismissed.
HB Herald, Wednesday Sept. 10th 1884
Death -
ENRIGHT - On the 8th September, at his residence, Hastings-street, Thomas, the beloved husband of Margaret Mary ENRIGHT, aged 29 years and 8 months.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Hastings-street, for the Catholic Church, at 7 a.m., and will leave the church for the Napier cemetery at 8 a.m. this day. Deeply regretted by his friends.

Fruit trees in a cemetery must surely be very unusual, but in the Petane cemetery seventy apple trees have been planted. In announcing this fact at the annual meeting of the Cemetery Board on Saturday Mr C. VILLERS explained that the trees were planted on high ground, quite away from the graves, and separated from them by a deep drain, so that there need be no sentimental objection to the use of the fruit. The object in planting the trees is, we understand, to raise money by the sale of the fruit to pay off a loan of 50 pounds due by the Board to Mr SHEEHAN.

Mr E.P.A. PLATFORD has for sale or to let a six-roomed house on Napier-terrace.

The Garrison Band turned out last night and serenaded Mr HARKER in honor of his recent marriage. Afterwards a suggestion was made that the band should be asked to proceed to a certain newspaper office to play the "Rogue's March," but Mr HARKER, on hearing of the suggestion, requested that it should not be done.
HB Herald, Thursday Sept. 11th 1884
A bullock belonging to Mr CARLILE performed an extraordinary feat during the flood last week, says our Woodville contemporary. He was washed all the way from Mr CARLILE's farm through the Gorge to the Lower Ferry, a distance of some seven miles, where he got ashore. He then started to return home, and cleared everything before him on the Gorge road on his way back. How he escaped being knocked to pieces on the rocks is marvellous.

Mr G.H. THOMPSON, West Clive, has sold the coaching stallion Cotherstone to Mr LINKLATER.
HB Herald, Friday September 12th 188

Mr H.A. BANNER has resigned the hon. secretaryship to the Hospital Committee.

Mrs WORBOYS and Mrs SOWRY, who were severly injured in the late buggy accident in the Manawatu Gorge, are now convalescent.

In relation to our recent appeal on behalf of Mrs PETERSEN, a widow left in indigent circumstances, and having a large family to support, the following sums have been received at this office:- Mr H.S. TIFFEN, 5 pounds; Mr W. COLENSO, 2 pounds.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Messrs E. PATTEN and F. SUTTON, J.P.'s,
Thomas GILLIGAN was charged with drunkenness. Defendant did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Thomas Trennery PRICE, charged with assaulting his wife, pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s and costs.
Charles VANE, charged with theft of four 5 pound notes, was remanded for a week on the application of the police.
John ROSEA, charged with lunacy, was remanded for a week for medical examination

HB Herald, Monday September 15th 1884
Birth -
FULTON - At Hardinge-road, Port Ahuriri, on the 12th September, the wife of W.D. FULTON, of a son.

Death -
GARDINER - On September 12th, at Peukawa, Margaret, wife of Robert GARDINER, aged 70 years.
The funeral will leave Hastings for the Havelock cemetery this day (Monday) at 12.30 p.m.

We hear that the residents of Taradale and Meanee are taking steps to form a company, to connect those places with Napier by a tramway. We have no doubt that such a project, if carried into effect, would be completely successful.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr A. KENNEDY, J.P.,
Hugh DEVERNE was charged with drunkenness. He was discharged with a caution.
A small boy was charged with having stolen a tin of jam, but the police offered no evidence, and the case was dismissed.

Mr J.A. REARDEN thankfully acknowledges receipt of the following amounts towards the ENRIGHT relief fund:-
Mr H.S. TIFFEN, 5 pounds
Mrs RANDALL, 2 pounds
Mr J. DALEY, 10s
Mr G.E. HUNTER, 5s
Mr D. WOODS 10s.
Mr P. GLENN, 5s
Mr W. DOBSON, 1 pound.

A man named PARRY is missing from the Spit, and it is believed he is drowned. PERRY was seen by Constable HARVEY between 7 and 8 o'clock on Friday evening, and he was then apparently under the influence of liquor. About 9 o'clock Captain QUINLAN, of the Sir Donald, heard a splash close to where the Silver Cloud was lying, and ran to the spot with a lantern, when what was thought to be the body of a man was seen disappearing beneath the surface. Owing to the darkness prevailing, efforts to rescue the man proved fruitless. Search has been made at the Spit for PERRY, but without success, and it is feared that he must have walked over the wharf by accident and have been drowned.
At Mr E. LYNDON's au tion mart yesterday a section of land in Carlyle-street, with two unfinished cottages thereon, the whole being an asset in the bankrupt estate of BATTEN and OLIVER, was sold for the sum of 120 pounds.

Mr J.A. REARDON requests us to acknowledge the receipt of the following additional sums for the "Enright Relief Fund",
E.W. BLACKWELL, 5s.
Mrs A. BRIGGS 7s 6d.
Mrs BELL, 10s.
H. PEARSE, 2s 6d
Mrs J.N. WILLIAMS, 5s..
G. BOWMAN, 1 pound.
F. RHODES, 1 pound.
Mrs HAMLIN, 5s.
F. MALCOM, 5s.
W. BLYTHE, 10s.
J. HERON, 5s.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
William HITCHING was brought up in custody charged with stealing 2 pounds 16s 1d from Thomas DOHERTY.
After hearing DOHERTY's evidence prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six months' hard labor. During the hearing of the case Sergeant BURTENSHAW informed the Bench that prisoner had suffered 18 months' hard labor for sheepstealing. (More detailed account available on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Friday September 19th 1884
Birth -
EVANS - At Bronhydden, Kaikora, on the 13th September, the wife of Robert EVANS, of a son.

Mr KNOWLES has resigned his position as member of the Hospital Committee.

Mr and Mrs Hugh HANDYSIDE have booked passages by the P. and O. Company's s.s., Mirzapore, which will leave London on the 25th inst.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Charles VANE was brough up in custody charged with stealing four 5 pound notes from Arthur Thomas JENKINS on the 9th of September. After all the evidence was heard prisoner pleaded guilty and elected to be dealt with summarily. He was sentenced to six months' hard labor. (Full details available on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Saturday September 20th 1884
Dr MENZIES will be very shortly relieved of his duties as Surgeon-Superintendent of the hospital, and will proceed to England as doctor of the s.s. Aorangi.
HB Herald, Monday September 22nd 1884
Mr. H. NELSON, storekeeper at Port Ahuriri, desires us to state that he is not the person who signed the petition against the Napier Harbor Bill. We understand that the Mr NELSON who is being confounded with our correspondent, is mate of the steam lighter Weka.

We have been requested to acknowledge, with thanks, the following subscriptions collected by Mr John O'BRIEN at Maraskakaho Station, in aid of the Enright family:- A. M'LEAN, 1 pound; A. STANLEY, 10s; Mr NEAL, 10s;
B. SIMSON, 5s; T.J. GALLISON, 5s; E. NEAL, 10s; D. M'LEAN, 1 pound; D. BARRY, 10s; L. DOBBYN, 10s; J. WALKER, 5s; M. DONNELL, 5s; J. DOWNEY, 5s; R. THOMPSON, 5s; D. MORIARTY, 10s;
MR. RIGGER, 1 pound; D.A. M'LEAN, 10s; A. SABIN, 15s; J. O'BRIEN, 10s; F. SMITH, 5s; H.C. STRAFORD, 5s; MR LYONS, 10s; Mr CAMERON, 5s; A.C. ROSS, 10s; J.H. DAVIES, 5s; A. LOCKIE, 10s.
HB Herald, Tuesday Sept. 23rd 1884
Birth -
HINGSTON - On the 22nd of September, at Napier, the wife of W.B. HINGSTON, of a son.

Victor BEDINGFIELD, the disgraced Salvation Army officer, was a passenger to the Bluff by the s.s. Waihora. On arrival he telegraphed to Mr A. MASTERS, of Dunedin:- 'S.S. Waihora. Have come back. Mrs BEDINGFIELD and I were starving in Melbourne. Can we stay with you for a day or two? Answer. VICTOR BEDINGFIELD". Mr MASTERS sent the short but emphatic reply:- "No; certainly not."

HB Herald, Wednesday Sept 24th 1884
A lunatic was brought down to Napier from the Seventy-mile Bush by the train last evening, in charge of two constables. The unfortunate man had been wandering about the bush in a state of partial nudity for some time past emitting violent cries, and he led the police a good chase before he was captured. He was then very violent, and had to be carefully guarded. He will probably be charged at the Resident Magistrate's Court today.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday Agnes WILLIAMSON, charged on remand with lunacy, was further remanded till Monday.
The following civil cases were also disposed of:-
RYAN v. SNELLER, claim of 9 pounds 12s; judgment for amount, with costs 1 pound 3s, solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s. NEAGLE v. DRYDEN, claim 3 pounds 18s; judgment for amount, with costs 18s, solicitor's fee of 1 pound 1s.
In the case of ATKINS v. EDWARDS, claim of 80 pounds for the value of a horse, nine witnesses were examined, and the case lasted till nearly 6 o'clock in the evening. Judgment was reserved till this morning.
HB Herald, Thursday Sept. 25th 1884
Recent visitors to Wairoa state that Te KOOTI is expected to shortly arrive at that place. A whare of large dimensions has been built for his use, and it is reported that he boasts of his intention to bring 1000 followers with him. He is making adherents among the Uriweras in the Waikaremoana district. The whare built for him is situated about a mile from TAYLOR's Hotel, on the Te Kapu side of the river.

A meeting of the committee to raise funds for the projected improvements to Clive-square is called by advertisement for this evening. The following gentlemen have consented to act on the committee:-
Messrs BLYTHE, SWAN, M'CARTNEY, PALMER, PARKER, BURLEIGH, C. FAULKNER, HODGSON, COLLINS, C. MONTEITH, COWLRICK, SIMMONDS, SLATER, TANKARD, DONALDSON, C. MORLEY,
G.F. MORLEY, T. BEAR, SCORGIE, TEYSHENNE, GILLIES, J. CHICKEN, SPENCE, and PLOWMAN. Such a representative body should command success for the undertaking.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John ISAACSON was charged with lunacy, and remanded for eight days for medical examination.
Robert GALLAGHER, charged with the larceny of several articles of jewellery, and a sewing machine, the property of Martha WILSON, was remanded for eight days at the request of the police.
In the civil case of ATKINS v. EDWARDS, a claim of 80 pounds for the value of a horse, heard on the preceding day, his Worship gave judgment for plaintiff for the amount, with costs of 2 pounds 3d, witnesses' expenses 2 pounds 12, and solicitor's fee 3 pounds 3s.
HB Herald, Friday Sept. 26th 1884
Birth -
WHITE - On September 25th at Kaikora, Mrs W. WHITE of a daughter.

Death -
HOAD - At Napier, on September 25th, after a long and painful illness, Julia Middleton HOAD, aged 30 years, the eldest and dearly loved sister of Mrs Arthur WILLIAMS, of Puketapu. R.I.P. - Melbourne and Home papers please copy.
HB Herald, Saturday Sept. 27th 1884
Birth -
LUCAS - At Napier, on September 2rd, the wife of William LUCAS, gardener, of a son.

Marriage -
LOW-KELLY - At St. John's Church, Napier, on September 24th, by the Rev. Joshua PARKINSON, John LOW, of Wellington, to Sara Wilson Winnifred KELLY, of Napier.

We have received from Mr W. THOMAS 20s for the Mrs PETTERSON Fund, and 10s for the Mrs ENRIGHT Fund
HB Herald, Monday Sept. 29th 1884
Birth -
WEATHERED - At police station, Clive, on September 24th, the wife of Constable John J. WEATHERED, of a daughter.

Deaths -
ASHTON - At his residence, Emerson-street, James ASHTON, senr., aged 63 years. The funeral will leave his late residence at 3 p.m. to-day. Friends will please accept this intimation.

CHAMBERLAIN - On August 2nd, drowned whilst bathing in the river Wye, Chepstow, England, Alfred EDMUND, third son of Mr F.H. CHAMBERLAIN, of Bristol, England, aged 21.
The body will be removed to the Church this afternoon, where it will remain in state until Wednesday 2 p.m., when the Very Rev. Father SAUZEAU, S.M., will preach the funeral oration, the procession moving to the Napier cemetery immediately afterwards. Solemn Requiem mass, Wednesday morning, at 9 a.m.

Our obituary column this morning contains a notification that another settler has passed away, in the person of Mr James ASHTON, who resided in Hawske's Bay for upwards of 20 years. Mr ASHTON has left a number of relatives to mourn his decease.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr E. PATTEN, J.P.,
Edward BROWN was charged with drunkenness at Taradale. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed, with the usual alternative.
John OLSEN was charged with being drunk while in charge of a horse at Clive. A fine of 1 pound and costs was imposed, with the alternative of 48 hours' hard labor.
The fines were paid in both instances.

The body of the man Edwin PERRY, who suddenly disappeared from the Spit on the 12th inst., was found on the beach near the Bluff on Saturday afternoon. The body was first seen by a lady who was walking on the beach, and who immediately gave information to the police. Sergeant BURTENSHAW at once caused the remains to be removed to the police barracks, where they now lie awaiting an inquest, which will be held this day. The deceased came to New Zealand in the ship Schealion, in the year 1872. He had no relatives in the colony. A number of residents at the Spit intend to collectively defray the cost of deceased's funeral.
HB Herald, Tuesday Sept. 30th 1884
Marriages -
SUTHERLAND-O'NEILL - On September 29th, at Napier, Harry SUTHERLAND to Annie O'NEILL.

PILCHER-HAWKINS - At St. Mark's West Clive, on August 27th, by the Rev. H.W. St. HILL, George PILCHER, of Clive, to E. HAWKINS, third daughter of J.W. HAWKINS, of Bristol, England. - Home papers please copy.

It transpired at the inquest on the deceased man PERRY, that not only are there no life buoys and grapnels on the wharves, for use in case of accident, but that the law which provides that all vessels shall have proper gangways to breastwork, and lights to the gangways, is systematically ignored. It is high time some member of the Harbor Board took this matter in hand.

There was quite a scene on the beach yesterday morning, shortly after the Resident Magistrate's Court rose, caused by two young "ladies" entering into a pugilistic engagement. There was a great ruffling of millinery, a display of articles of attire not usually submitted to public inspection, two countenances a little injured, a little rolling about on the ground, and the "fecht" was over. It is to be hoped that such an event may not occur again for a long time, if ever.

St. Augustine's Church, in Bower-street, is rapidly approaching completion, and the full beauty of the design can now be seen. The church is well worth a visit of inspection. A nice picket fence is being placed round the section on which the church stands, and will materially improve the look of the church property. If the section could be filled in and planted, as we hope will be the case before long, St. Augustine's Church will be one of the most pleasant looking spots in Napier.

At the inquest on the body of Edward PERRY yesterday, one of the persons summoned as jurymen desired to affirm instead of to take an oath on the Bible. When asked by the coroner why he objected to sear, the juryman said he did not believe in the God of the Bible, and would prefer to make an affirmation. The coroner said it was a question whether the person who desired to affirm was fit to act as a juryman, but after some further questioning he was allowed to make a declaration to the effect that he would conscientiously try to return a true verdict. If the Affirmation Bill passes these difficulties will at once cease.
HB Herald, Wednesday October 1st 1884
Mr T. TANNER has purchased in the South Island a large quantity of silver trout for liberation in the Petane river. The young fish will arrive by the southern boat on Saturday. Mr C. TANNER will have a conveyance ready to receive the fish as soon as landed, so that they may be taken to Petane and liberated without loss of time.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., the following civil cases were disposed of:-
MAYO v. HEALY, claim, 1 pound 9s 6d; judgment for amount with costs 11s.
REIDY v. CONNELL and MADDEN, claim 22 pounds 10s; judgment for 15 pounds 13s, with costs 2 pounds 5s, witnesses' expenses 16s, solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s.
SMITH v. PINE, claim 5 pounds; judgment for amount claimed, with costs 2 pounds, witnesses' expenses 2 pounds 5s 6d, solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s.
HB Herald, Thursday October 2nd 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. LYNDON, J.P.,
Martin WEST was charged with drunkenness at Clive. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed, with the alternative of 24 hours' hard labor. The money was paid.

Mr George HASTINGS, of Hastings, has invented two new chimney-cowls, intended to obviate the inconvenience of smoky chimneys. They are based on the syphon principle, and are called the "Hastings syphon cowls." The leading principle is the same as in other cowls, the mouth being always directed in a direction contrary to the prevailing wind, but there is in addition an ingenious arrangement which diverts any back-draught or sudden gust which may find its way into the cowl, and prevents it entering the chimney. Mr HASTINGS will exhibit these cowls at the Agricultural and Pastoral Society's Show next week.

Major BUTTS held a Government inspection of both companies of volunteers on Clive-square last evening. There were 45 members of the artillery present, and 52 of the Rifles. Captain GARNER and Lieutenants ROSS and M'CARTNEY were in charge of the Artillery, and Captain BLYTHE and Lieutenants DUNCAN and KING were in command of the Rifles.

Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father SAUZEAU at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, assisted by the Rev. Fathers AHERN and CASSIDY, the Master of the Ceremonies being the Rev. Father KIRK, of Wanganui.
HB Herald, Friday October 3rd 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., William THOMAS was charged with drunkenness at the Spit. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s and costs, with the alternative of 48 hours' hard labor.

Dr. FISHER, the new Surgeon Superintendent, performed yesterday his first capital operation at the Napier Hospital, assisted by Drs. HITCHINGS, CARO, and MATTHEWS, and we learn from one of the assisting surgeons that the
circular amputation high up on the thigh had been done with great dexterity and very expeditiously.

Our Waipawa correspondent telegraphs to the effect that a man named SYLVESTER was arrested up the line yesterday for shooting at Mr CHALMERS, railway inspector. Mr CHALMERS closed with his assailant, and several persons coming to the assistance of the railway inspector the offender was disarmed and captured. He had in his possession a revolver with four charges still unfired. Mr CHALMERS was not injured.
HB Herald, Saturday October 4th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.
Carl JOHNSEN was charged with the larceny of two blankets, valued at 1 pound, the property of Amelia LAGOR.
After hearing the evidence of prosecutrix, defendant, who pleaded not guilty, was discharged.
Joseph HALEY, charged with being drunk and disorderly, did not appear, and his bail of 3 pounds was estreated.
Robert GALLAGHER, charged with the larceny of a sewing machine and several articles of jewellery, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six months' hard labor.
William PARKER, Registrar of Electors, instituted proceedings against a number of claimants to be placed upon the electoral roll, requiring them to produce proof of their right to have their names inserted as claimed. The following are the decisions:-
Thomas CAPMBELL, Waipawa roll, name not be inserted, and claimant to pay 10s 6d costs.
Patrick MARONEY, Waipawa roll, name to be placed o the roll. His Worship informed claimant that he ought to be made to pay costs, as he had neglected to furnish the proof required by the Registrar when called upon to do so. In similar cases in future costs would be imposed.
James KENNEDY, Newton, Waipawa roll, name not to be inserted, and ordered to pay 10s 6d costs.
John GRIFFEN, Hawke's Bay roll, name not to be inserted, and ordered to pay 10s 6d costs.
A.B. HOWE, Hawke's Bay roll, similar decision to that in preceding case.
William LAGOR, Hawke's Bay roll, name not to be inserted, no order for costs.
O.H. WEBB, Hawke's Bay roll, name not to be inserted, and ordered to pay 10s 6d costs.
Arthur WELLWOOD, Hawke's Bay roll, name not to be inserted, and ordered to pay 10s 6d costs.
James WILLIAMS, Hawke's Bay roll, name not to be inserted, no order for costs.
James WINDLE, Hawke's Bay roll, similar decision to that in preceding case.
HB Herald, Monday October 6th 1884
Birth -
CHANDLER - At West Clive, on September 29, the wife of S.L. CHANDLER, of a son.

Marriage -
CODD-QUAREE - On September 28th, at Springfield, by the Rev. O.L. TUKE, Charles CODD, of Lincolnshire, to Jane Lydia, third daughter of the late Joshua QUAREE, of Jersey.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
James FLYNN was charged with drunkenness. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was discharged with a caution.
Neils Ludovick BRETTENTHAL, an apparently half-witted man was charged with a breach of the Prison Act, he having been discovered secreting a small piece of tobacco in an outbuilding used by the prisoners employed at the quarry in the Coote-road. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 1 pound and costs, or seven days hard labor in default. The money was not paid.

A considerable number of the residents of the town made their way to the Spit on Saturday, to welcome Mr ORMOND, Captain RUSSELL, and Sir George WHITMORE, as a practical mark of their appreciation of the efforts of the Hawke's Bay representatives in connection with the passing of the Harbor Board's bill. Although - thanks to our miserable apology for a harbor - those who went down had to wait over two hours on the wharf, they manfully stood their ground. On the launch coming alongside the three gentlemen named were each greeted with cheers as they landed, and a similar compliment was paid to Mr W.C. SMITH in his absence.
HB Herald, Tuesday, October 7th 1884
Death -
POWDRELL - At Meanea, on October 5, Leslie John, infant son of Mary Anne and Henry POWDRELL, aged 9 weeks.

Notwithstanding the cry of "no money" over 4300 pounds was put through the totalizators at the races yesterday.

All the patients at the Napier hospital able to attend a muster were paraded in the hospital quadrangle yesterday, in the presence of Dr FISHER, and were informed by Mr HARKER that the hospital was now under the charge of Dr FISHER, who intended to enforce certain regulations. Dr FISHER then informed those present that in future all patients who were able would have to make their own beds, help to keep their own part of the ward clean, help the gardener at light jobs of weeding, and so forth, and generally to make themselves of use in the management of the hospital. Dr FISHER then proceeded to the Old Men's Refuge, and informed the inmates that in future they would be subject to rules approved by the Government. The stronger inmates would be told off to act as custodians, &c., to see the rules carried out. Hours during which inmates might be absent from the institution would be appointed, and no intoxicating liquors would be allowed to be brought upon the premises by inmates. The premises would be thoroughly disinfected and distempered, after which the inmates themselves would have to keep the institution clean, refractory patrons to be at once discharged.

HB Herald, Wednesday October 8th 1884
The following team have been selected to represent the Petane Cricket Club in a match to be played at Petane on Saturday next against the Napier Club:- C.E. WILLIAMS, POOLE, YATES, RAVEHILL, ASHTON, MACANDREW, LEWIS, WARDROP, NICHOLAS, HAMILTON, and HILL.
HB Herald, Thursday October 9th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr A. KENNEDY, J.P.,
Thomas GALLISON was charged with being drunk while in charge of a horse at Hastings. Defendant admitted being the worse for liquor, but urged "that it would have been all right if he had gone straight home when he first started to do so." To emphasise the lesson he had apparently learned, and to teach him to go "straight home" in future, defendant was fined 1 pound and costs, or 48 hours' hard labor in default. The money was paid.

News was received in town last evening that Mr Duncan MUNDELL's house, in the Patangata district, had been completely destroyed by fire. No particulars are yet to hand.
HB Herald, Saturday October 11th 1884
Births -
FREEMAN - At Fitzroy-road, Napier, on October 4, the wife of S. FREEMAN, of a daughter.
ANDERSON - At Taradale, on 9th October, the wife of S.F. ANDERSON, of a son.

Marriage -
HALLY-SAGE - At Takapau, on 4th October, by the Rev. Father AHERN, Robert HALLY, of Ballywater, Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, to Lizzie, eldest daughter of Richard SAGE of Westharptree, Somerset, England.

We have received from Mr H.C. ROBJOHNS 1 pound 1s for the Mrs PATTERSON fund, and 1 pound 1s for the Mrs ENRIGHT fund.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Daniel BRYAN was charged with disorderly conduct whilst drunk on the preceding day. A fine of 1 pound and costs was imposed, or thre days' hard labor in default. The money was paid.
William HARRIS, out on bail charged with drunkenness, did not appear when called upon, and his recognisance of
1 pound was estreated.
James TAYLOR, similarly charged, did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was also estreated.
HB Herald, Monday October 13th 1884
Birth -
BLYTHE - At Gatehouse, Napier, on October 11th, the wife of W.E. BLYTHE, of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
James BROWN was charged with drunkenness while in charge of a horse. The offence was admitted, and a fine of 1 pound and costs was imposed, or three days' hard labor in default. The money was paid.
Charles MALONEY was charged with using insulting language and behaviour, calculated to provoke a breach of the peace. It appeared that at a recent parade of the Volunteers, defendant was under the influence of liquor, and tauntingly mimicked Major BUTTS and other officers. Defendant admitted the offence, and said he was very sorry. He had also apologised to the persons who were insulted. His Worship said he would dismiss the case, as defendant had apologised, and because the officers insulted did not wish to press the charge. Any future case of the kind would be punished severely.
Paul VICTOR, a Frenchman, charged on the information of his wife, Mary VICTOR, with failing to support her, pleaded not guilty. Mr POWER acted as interpreter. After hearing statements from informant and defendant, his Worship adjourned the case till October 31st.
HB Herald, Tuesday October 14th 1884
Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows, under yesterday's date:-
"A man named Thomas HENRY died at Kaikora this morning as he was being conveyed to the Waipukurau hospital to receive medical attendance. The man had been found in the Oero bush by some persons, being in a thoroughly exhausted state when found. He was taken to the Patangaia Hotel, the proprietor of which communicated with the police at Waipawa. The police took a trap to Patangata, to convey the man to where he could be properly attended to. He was brought to Kaikora, but died at the railway station while waiting for the train from Napier. An inquest was held this afternoon, when the jury returned a verdict of 'death from exposure and starvation, accelerated by drink.' I believe the deceased man had been frequently before the local Court for drunkenness, and some two or three months ago he was remanded for medical examination on a charge of lunacy, but was afterwards discharged."
HB Herald, Wednesday October 15th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., the following civil business was disposed of:-
Municipal rate receiver v. STEVENS, claim 1 pound; judgment for amount, with cost 13s, solicitor's fee 10s 6d.
Same v. STEWART, claim 5 pounds; judgment for amount, with costs 10s, solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s.
Same v. STEEL, claim 6 p;ounds 12s; judgment for amount, with costs 10s, solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s.
Same v. KRAUSE, claim 12 pounds 9s; judgment for amount, with costs 1 pound, solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s.
Same v. COATES, claim 13 pounds 10s; plaintiff nonsuited without costs.
Same v. DRANSFIELD, claim 18 pounds 13s 8d; judgment for amount, with costs 1 pound 1s, solicitor's fee
1 pound 1s.
Same v. HESTER, claim 1 pound; judgment for amount, with costs 10s.
Mr LOGAN represented the Corporation in all the above claims, which were overdue rates.)
HB Herald, Thursday October 16th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. PATTEN, J.P., Henry MITCHELL was charged with drunkenness. Defendant, who was out on bail, did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday October 17th 1884
Death -
EBBETT - At Napier, on October 16th, Launcelot Pattison, eldest son of William and Mary EBBETT, aged 6 years and 3 months.
The funeral will leave his father's residence, Chaucer-road, this day, at 3.30 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.

Mr J.P. WARD has resigned the office of secretary to the Napier Liberal Reform Association, and Mr J.T. CASSIN has been appointed secretary, pro tem.

Mr W. PARKER, who has filled the position of rate receiver to the borough for nearly four years, has given one month's notice of his resignation of that office. We understand that he has accepted a more lucrative position in the office of Messrs RICHARDSON and Co.

Mr REARDAN desires us to acknowledge receipt of the following subscriptions to the Mrs ENWRIGHT fund:-
Mr BURTON, Shamrock Hotel list, 5 pounds 2s
Mr WARREN, Tomoana works list, 5 pounds 18s
Mrs TACOA, Te Aute list, 2 pounds 10s
L. ZIEGEL, 10s 6d
Mrs MOTLEY, 10s
D. BROWN, 2s
FORTUNE and BLACK, 10s
P. GILLESPIE, 10s
Mrs TRAWLEY, 5s.

Mr Taylor WHITE, Glengarrie, has a flock of Angora goats for sale.
HB Herald, Saturday October 18th 1884
Missing Pages.
HB Herald, Monday October 20th 1884
We notice by a Goulburn exchange that the Rev. D'Arcy IRVINE, M.A., formerly of this town, has been appointed a Canon of St. Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn. The many friends of the rev. gentleman in Napier will be pleased to hear of his appointment.

A number of the friends of Mr George GARRY, well-known in musical circles, and who is leaving Napier to reside in New Plymouth, intend making a substantial present to him this evening, as a token of respect and esteem. Mr GARRY has been appointed conductor of the New Plymouth Philharmonic Society.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Thomas SLATER was charged by the police with having forged the name of Charles BEETHAM on a cheque for 45 pounds, drawn on the Bank of New South Wales, on the 2nd of October. At the request of the police accused was remanded for a week.
George JOHNSON, charged with drunkenness, admitted the offence, and was fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours' hard labor in default.

Messrs HANNAH and CO. had their new premises at the corner of Browning and Hastings streets lit up for the first time on Saturday evening, rendering that portion of the town quite brilliant as compared with its condition while the alterations to the building were being carried on. The premises, although not yet finished, have been quite transformed since Messrs HANNAH and CO. purchased the lease. A second storey has been added, much improving the appearance of the building, and a lofty verandah has been erected to both frontages of the shop. Messrs UPCHURCH and MORLEY are the contractors for the alterations, and the manner in which the work has been carried out reflects great credit upon them.
HB Herald, Tuesday October 21st 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Agnes WILLIAMSON was charged with being a lunatic not under proper care and control. Defendant was remanded for a week for medical examination.
George JACKSON and Henry BARNET, severally charged with travelling in the s.s. Te Anau from Wellington to Napier without having previously paid the usual fare, and with intent to defraud, both pleaded that they were drunk when they went on board the vessel, and were carried on against their will. Defendants were fined 1 pound each, with costs, or seven days' hard labor in default. They went to gaol.
Hugh CONNOR was summoned to show cause why he had failed to help to support his mother, Mary CONNOR.
Mr LEE appeared to ask for an order, and explained that CONNOR had helped to support his parent, but had got into arrears with his payments. Defendant explained that he had got into arrears through scarcity of work this winter, and said he was likely to do better as the summer came on. An order was made for defendant to pay 5s per week, the amount to be reduced to 3s when the arrears complained of were cleared off.
HB Herald, Wednesday October 22nd 1884
A match will be played on the Recreation Ground on Saturday between teams chosen from the Phoenix and Rovers Cricket Clubs. The following will represent the Phoenix:
W. ASHTON, JARMAN, KENDALL, MOORE, MULLANY, O'CONNOR, PERCY, SALMON, SPIVEY, STUBBS, and WILLIAMS; emergency, HAMLIN and NICHOLAS.

There are likely to be two teams sent from Napier to take part in the fire brigades demonstration at Dunedin. The following members were chosen to proceed to Dunedin:-
Messrs W. SIMMONS, J. GIFFORD, H. BROWN, T. CONNOR, S. HARMAND, and W. LUCAS.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., the following civil cases were disposed of:-
BALDWIN and M'IVOR v. Henare TOMOANA, claim 49 pounds 16s 8d. .
Same v. same, claim 1 pound 10s.
T.A. COTTRELL v. Hewnare TOMOANA, claim 1 pound 6s 6d.
R.P. WILLIAMS v. Henare TOMOANA, claim 5 pounds 7s 6d.
MARTIN v. Henare TOMOANA, claim 15 pounds 5s.
SWAN v. ANNIBAL, claim 47 pounds 3s 6d. .
BALDWIN and M'IVOR v. SANDERS, claim 1 pound 1s.
RUDDOCK and FRYER v. SHEEHAN, claim 70 pounds 3s.
COOPER v. M'CARTIE, claim 21 pounds 12s.
BALDWIN and M'IVOR v. M'CARTIE, claim 14 pounds 8s 7d.
DRYDEN v. NEAGLE, claim 8 pounds 11s.
KNIGHT v. Hamiora TUPIA, claim 46 pounds 10s.
National Bank of New Zealand V. Baldwin FRANKLIN, judgment debt of 9 pounds.
HB Herald, Thursday October 23rd 1884
Deaths -
RUSSELL - At 17, Kew Terrace, Glasgow, on the 29th (?) August, William RUSSELL, Esq., aged 58. Father of
Mrs C .C. MURRAY.
WRIGHT - On the 22nd October, at the Temperance Hotel, suddenly, Arthur John, the only dearly loved son of Arthur and Louisa WRIGHT; aged seven months.

Mr W.J. VENN has been appointed post-master at Kaikora, and Mr R. SPERLE at Motuotaraia.
HB Herald, Friday Oc tober 24th 1884
Births -
WALLIS - At Omatua, on October 23rd, the wife of L. WALLIS of a son.
WILSON - At West Clive, on the 19th October, the wife of S.A. WILSON of a son.

A somewhat startling bolt occured in Napier yesterday. Miss STUART, daughter of the Bishop of Waiapu, in company with Mrs SIMCOX, drove from Bishop court to Messrs Blythe and Co's establishment, where the latter lady alighted, leaving Miss STUART alone in the buggy. The horse attached to the vehicle took fright owing to part of the harness becoming disarranged, and started off at a terrific pace down Emerson street..........Miss STUART's escape from a serious accident appeared quite marvellous to those who saws the escapade. (Full report on request - Judy).

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. PATTEN, J.P.,
William ROBERTS and John HAYES were charged with threatening behaviour in a public place. ROBERTS pleaded guilty, but HAYES denied the charge, and made a long statement to the effect that he was "hounded down by questionable characters, mostly new-comers, who loafed about the Spit." It appeared from the evidence that the men were fighting. (Full report on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Saturday October 25th 1884
Birth -
SWAN - At Napier, on 23rd October, the wife of G.H. SWAN of a daughter.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. PATTEN, J.P., Thomas BRENNAN was charged with drunkenness. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was discharged with a caution.

Mr J.E. STENBERG, Makaretu, in acknowledging the receipt of 34 pounds 19s, contributions per this journal to the Mrs PETERSEN fund, and 5 pounds from Mr TANNER, and 3 pounds 3s from Mr HUNTER, Porangahau, also on behalf of the same fund, states that a committee consisting of Messrs P. JENSEN, A. HANSEN, and A. BERGENSEN have been appointed to supervise the expenditure of the money.
HB Herald, Monday October 27th 1884
Birth -
YOUNGMAN - At Napier, on Oc tober 20th, the wife of W. YOUNGMAN, of a son.

The botanical gardens are now looking splendidly, being one mass of bloom and foliage. The neatness and beauty of this ornamental place of resort reflects great credit upon Mr BARTON and his one assistant, strangers who visit the gardens finding it difficult to believe that the grounds are kept in order by two gardeners only.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Messrs E. PATTEN and A. KENNEDY, J.P.'s,
Charles BUTLER, an elderly man, was charged with disorderly conduct whilst drunk. Defendant pleaded not guilty, but the Bench, after hearing the evidence in the case, were of a different opinion, and imposed a fine of 1 pound and costs, or 48 hours' hard labor in default.
William CORY was charged on the information of Tom WATERWORTH with stealing a coat from the Provincial Hotel. It appeared that CORY was employed at the Provincial Hotel, but left suddenly with the intention of going to Lyttelton in the Omapere as a member of the circus company. In packing up he took a coat belonging to another person. For the defence it was elicited by cross-examination that accused left his own coat, which very much resembled the one taken, in his bedroom, where both the articles had been lying together. The case was dismissed.

A seaman named TALL, employed on the brigantine Enterprise, was drowned at the Spit late on Friday night. (A more detailed account on request - Judy).


HB Herald, Saturday November 1st 1884
A choir festival and anniversary service in connection with St. Luke's Church,, Havelock, was held on Thursday evening. The service was preceded with a tea, the delicacies and attendance being provided by Mrs TANNER, Mrs WATSON, Mrs ST. HILL, Miss GIBLIN, Mrs GILPIN, Mrs BAYDER, and Mr NELSON. There was a large attendance, the church being well-filled at the after service. The singing by the combined choirs of Clive, Hastings, and Havelock was a very pleasing feature of the service.

A bazaar in aid of the fund for liquidating the debt on St. Andrew's Hall, Port Ahuriri, will be held in the hall on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of next month, further details of which will be advertised in a future issue. Gifts of useful and fancy articles will be thankfully received by Miss STUART, Bishop's-court, Mrs PATTEN, Napier-terrace, and Mrs WELSH, Goldsmith-road.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Robert SHORT was charged upon the information of Constable HARVEY with wilfully breaking a window at the Railway Hotel, Port Ahuriri. Defendant admitted the offence, and said he broke the window to get locked up, as he had no means. He had been travelling for four months through four provinces looking for employment, and had only obtained four days' work during the whole time. A fine of 1 pound and costs was imposed, with the alternative of seven days' hard labor.
Paul VICTOR, charged on remand with failing to support his wife, was ordered to pay 17s 6d per week, the amount to be paid every four weeks, and the first payment to be made on the 27th of November.
HB Herald, Monday November 3rd 1884
Mr. Andrew GUY, son of Mr Duncan GUY, of Waipawa, has passed the solicitor's general knowledge examination.

A man was charged at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday under somewhat peculiar circumstances. Some time ago he married a widow, thinking she had one child, but it transpired afterwards that she had two other children in an industrial school. He was therefore summoned to show cause why he should not contribute to the support of these children. Mr LASCELLES appeared for the defendant, and explained that the latter was in poor circumstances at present, but would not object to contribute in the future if time were allowed him to get clear from debt. The case was adjourned for two months
HB Herald, Wednesday November 5th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., the following civil casxes were disposed of:-
Municipal rates receiver v. ROSS, claim 30 pounds 8s 2d.
HARDY and SYDEY v. CAZNEAU and CONNELLY, claim 6 pounds 18s 10d.
WHITE v. CLUNIE, claim 3 pounds 17s 6d.
SCARFE v. COLE, claim 36 pounds 14s 6d.
WATT v. DOGHERTY, claim 2 pounds.
DINWIDDIE, WALKER and CO. v. TUXFORD, claim 7 pounds 19s 4d.
ANNIVAL v. HOUSTON, claim 86 pounds 14s.
HOOPER v. HASTIE, claim 55 pounds.
HB Herald, Thursday November 6th 1884

Mr James MILLS, well known in Napier, and son of a very old settler in the district, has commenced business as a saddler in the shop next to Monteith and Co's Horse Bazaar.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. PATTEN, J.P., Henry BEDLEY was charged with having stolen 85 bags of chaff, valued at 7 pounds, at Timaru on the 16th of September last. The police stated that accused had been arrested on the strength of telegraphed instructions, and asked for a remand till Saturday. The remand was granted, bail being allowed accused in 50 pounds, and two sureties of 25 pounds each.

The Napier Volunteers mustered well at the parade last evening, a good number of both Rifles and Artillery being present. The latter were in charge of Lieutenant ROSS, the former being under the command of Captain BLYTHE. After inspection by Major ROUTLEDGE, the Rifles, headed by the Garrison Band, were marched to Clive-square, and were put through company and skirmishing drill by Lieutenant KING. The Artillery were put through judging distance drill under Lieutenant ROSS, Drill Inspector NELSON, and Quartermaster-Sergeant PRAIN. The parades lasted two hours. The excellent playing of the Garrison Band added largely to the pleasure of the spectators present.

At twenty minutes past one o'clock this morning an alarm of fire was raised. Constable LAURENSON, Mr MOFFATT (the night watchman), and Mr BULL, one of the Herald staff, were standing at Messrs NEAL and CLOSE's corner when they observed a sudden glare in the direction of Dickens-street. MOFFATT ran to the Fire Brigade station and gave the alarm, while LAURENSEN went in the direction of the fire. The latter found a shed at the rear of Mr SCARFE's store in flames. The manual engine and two hose-reels were quickly on the spot, and, thanks to this promptness, the fire was confined to the shed in which it originated.
HB Herald, Friday November 7th 1884
Birth -
GALLIEN - At Allerton, Hastings, on Wednesday, November 5th, the wife of Mr H.L. GALLIEN of a daughter.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Mary BAIN was charged with the larceny of 15 pounds as a bailee. At the request of the police, who had apprehended accused on the strength of instructions telegraphed from Gisborne, the case was adjourned till Saturday.
Annie ENRIGHT, on remand charged with lunacy, was committed to the Napier lunatic asylum.

Miss GILROY, head mistress of the Napier district school, met with a somewhat serious accident yesterday. While descending the stairs leading from the upper rooms, Miss GILROY's foot slipped, and she fell a considerable distance, dislocating her right elbow. Drs deLISLE and SPENCER were quickly in attendance, the patient being put under chloroform while the dislocation was reduced. Miss GILROY was afterwards conveyed home, and is now progressing favorably.
HB Herald, Saturday November 8th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., the adjourned case of Marare Mere KARAKA v. LIMBRICK, claim for 50 pounds damages for trespass, was heard. Messrs LASCELLES and CORNFORD, counsel for plaintiff and defendant respectively, addressed the Court at some length on the evidence adduced. His Worship reserved judgment till the 18th inst.
HB Herald, November 10th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Henry BODLEY was charged on remand with the larceny of 85 bags of chaff at Timaru. At the request of the police accused, who was represented by Mr LEE, was further remanded till Thursday, bail being allowed.
In the case of Mary BAIN, on remand charged with larceny as a bailee, no evidence was offered, and defendant was accordingly discharged.

Marriage -
HARDY-BENNETT - On November 10th, at Newstead, Puketapu, the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. David SIDEY, James HARDY, of Napier, to Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of John BENNETT, Esq.
HB Herald, Wednesday November 12th 1884
Birth -
BOYLE - on November 7, at Oallanda, Havelock, the wife of James BOYLE, of a daughter.

We have received from the publisher, Mr G. JEFFERY, Otago, a copy of the words and music of 'GOD DEFEND NEW ZEALAND," national anthem written by Mr Thos. BRACKEN, and set to music by Mr John J. WOODS. The words and score of this piece are now too well known to need commendation, but it is due to the publisher to say that the work is got up in a style that reflects great credit upon colonial enterprise.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Charles PIONNINS was charged with drunkenness. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours' hard labor in default.
Henry Albert PENN was brought up on remand charged with wife desertion. The information in the case had been sworn in Auckland, and it was noticed by the Bench when the document was produced that it was not stamped......
Accused informed the Bench that he was out of employment, but was willing to contribute towards his wife's support when he obtained work. His Worship made an order that defendant should pay 10s per week, and 10s costs, in default of paying the latter three days' hard labor.
HB Herald, Thursday November 13th 1884
Death -
KENNEDY - On the 1st November, at Banarea, Bengal Presidency, Anna, widow of the late Major General KENNEDY, aged 35.

A cricket match will be played at Petane on Saturday, between the Hawke's Bay County and Petane Cricket Clubs. The following will represent Petane:- PRAIN, WARDROP, WITHERS, ASHTON, POOLE, H. MONTEITH, FORD, HAMILTON, HILL, RAVENHILL, and H. MARTIN.
HB Herald, Friday November 14th 1884
Birth -
PEEBLES - At Clive, on the 7th November, the wife of George PEBBLES, of a daughter.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Hans HEDLEY, charged with larceny at Timaru, was remanded to the latter town.
John Patrick WARD was charged with having forged, on the 11th of August last, an instrument guaranteeing for payment of 25 pounds 16s 2d. Mr LASCELLES appeared for accused, and applied for a remand till this morning. The remand was granted. Bail was allowed accused of 200 pounds, and two sureties in 100 pounds each.

Mr Denis RYAN, of Wallingford, is again the successful tenderer for the mail service between Waipukurau and Porangahau.
HB Herald, Saturday November 15th 1884
Mr E.A. LEWIS, the late resident agent of the Government Life Insurance Department at Napier, has received and accepted an offer from the Colonial Mutual Association Company to work up its business in Hawke's Bay.
HB Herald, Monday November 17th 1884
Mr and Mrs J.W. CARLILE arrived in Napier yesterday by the s.s. Tarawera after an absence in Europe of nearly two years. They arrived at Port Chalmers in the Ruapehu on Wednesday last, transhipping the following day.

Mr J.S. LARGE has just finished to the order of Mr W. NELSON a suite of dining-room furniture in solid rimu. The various articles are massive, the wood has been selected with great care, and the workmanship is highly creditable to Mr LARGE's establishment.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Joseph COOPER was charged with drunkenness. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours' hard labor in default. The money was paid.
Christopher Thomas James BEECY, a lad between 12 and 13 years of age, was brought up under the Industrial Schools Act. The father of the boy deposed that he was quite beyond parental control. His Worship made an order that the boy should be detained at Burnham Industrial School till 15 years of age, his father to contribute 5s per week towards the boy's support.
HB Herald, Tuesday November 18th 1884
A body was found yesterday in the tidal lagoon below the Taradale bridge, and is supposed to be that of a man named DUNN, who jumped from the bridge one very wet day last winter. The body was discovered by a little girl named MILES, who saw a boot sticking up from a sand bank, and was tempted by curiosity to attempt to raise it from the bank. She was startled to find that the boot had a foot in it, and immediately informed her father. The latter, accompanied by ex-Police Sergeant MOFFITT, went to where the little girl had seen the boot, and discovered a body embedded in the sandy mud, about 200 yards below the railway bridge, and 30 yards from the railway line. The authorities were communicated with, and Sergeant WALKER and two constables went at once to the spot, and aided by thos previously named, and by three of the railway permanent way laborers, succeeded in digging the body out. The men had a most sickening task, the sand bank being partly submerged, and the body being in a terrible condition owing to its long stay in the water. The remains were conveyed to an outhouse adjoining the Royal Hotel, where an inquest will be held this day.

HB Herald, Friday November 21st 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Frederick BECK was charged on the information of John BODLEY with having stolen three pounds of butter, the property of a dairyman named MILNE. At the request of the police, accused was remanded till this morning. Bail was allowed, accused in 50 pounds, and one surety of 25 pounds.

Garden robberies are becoming frequent in Napier. Between Saturday night and Sunday morning last, one of the paltry thieves who adopt this utterly contemptible form of thieving visited Mr WEST's market garden near the reservoir, and dug up and carried away a quantity of new potatoes. We understand that Mr WEST has a slight clue to the thief, and we sincerely hope that he may be detected and punished.
HB Herald, Saturday November 22nd 1884
.Death -
WILKINSON - At her residence, Brewster-street, on November 20th, Augusta, widow of the late John WILKINSON, aged 46 years.

The charge of stealing butter from a dairyman's cart, preferred against a man named BECK, and reported in another column, drew a large number of persons to the Court-house yesterday. At the conclusion of the case the general opinion seemed to be that the accused had been treated too leniently in being allowed the option of a fine. If fines for larceny become the rule, only persons in indigent circumstances, and therefore more to be pitied for a lapse into crime than those in a better position, will be compelled to undergo imprisonment for theft.
HB Herald, Saturday November 22nd 1884
Death -
WILKINSON - At her residence, Brewster-street, on November 20th, Augusta, widow of the late John WILKINSON, aged 46 years.

The charge of stealing butter from a dairyman's cart, preferred against a man named BECK, and reported in another column, drew a large number of persons to the Court-house yesterday. At the conclusion of the case the general opinion seemed to be that the accused had been treated too leniently in being allowed the option of a fine. If fines for larceny become the rule, only persons in indigent circumstances, and therefore more to be pitied for a lapse into crime than those in a better position, will be compelled to undergo imprisonment for theft.
HB Herald, Monday November 24th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Joseph M'CABE was charged with drunkenness. Defendant admitted the offence, and was fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours' hard labor in default. The money was paid.
Alfred LEBAT was charged with feloniously breaking into the store of Mr E. BECK, at Hastings, on the preceding day. At the request of the police accused was remanded till this morning.

Our Hastings correspondent writes as follows under Saturday's date:- "A new and objectionable industry has been started in Hastings, in the shape of orthodox burglary. A man named LEBAT managed to get into Mr BECK''s store early yesterday morning, effecting an entrance by breaking a pane in the glass door. He then made free with the small change in one of the tills (about 4 pounds), and walked off. But this "early bird" did more than catch the "worm," he was caught himself, and had a train journey to Napier provided for him at the expense of the colony."
HB Herald, Tuesday November 25th 1884
Intelligence was received at Waipawa yesterday that the body of a man named Richard CLARRIDGE had been found at Makaretu, on a track near his house. There was a wound on the forehead of the body. The police are investigating the matter.
HB Herald, Wednesday November 26th 1884
Mr. P. GOW has recently completed very extensive additions and alterations to the Tavistock Hotel, Waipukurau, and it will now bear comparison, for accommodation and comfort, with any hotel in the provincial district. The additions include a billiard-room, fitted with all the most improved appliances. Mr GOW's object is to make the Tavistock Hotel a holiday resort, and for the accommodation of families separate suites of rooms are available. The largest and best-appointed stables in Hawke's Bay are attached to the hotel, and horses and vehicles are always at the disposal of visitors for excursions to the many picturesque scenes around Waipukurau.

The following civil cases were disposed of at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Captain PREECE presiding:-
DINWIDDIE, WALKER and Co. v. GROSSMAN, Claim 1 pound 10s.
SAME v. KRAUSE, claim 3 pounds 2s.
PILCHER v. PILCHER, claim 40 pounds.
EBBETT v. MORRISSEY, claim 8 pounds.
KUHTZE v. WALTER, claim 2 pounds 18s.
RYAN v. ALLEN, claim 20 pounds 3s 6d.
WALTERS v. KUHTZE,claim 6 pounds 5s.
HB Herald, Thursday November 27th 1884
Marriage -
DONEY-FORSYTH - On November 19th, at the Havelock Church, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, Thomas DONEY, second son of Mr C.G. DONEY, of St. Neot , to Isabella FORSYTH, of Chester, fourth daughter of Mr J. FORSYTH, farmer, False Islet, Catlin's River, Owaka.

A dividend of 2s 6d in the pound in the bankrupt estate of W. BATTEN and J. OLIVER is now payable at the office of Mr Frank W. GARNER, Deputy Assignee.
HB Herald, Friday November 28th 1884
Births -
HARDING - At Napier, on the 27th November, the wife of R. Coupland HARDING, of a daughter.
DIDDAMS - At her residence, Coote-road, on November 27th, the wife of W.H. DIDDAMS, of a daughter.

Death -
THEAKSTONE - At Dunedin, on the 26th of November, Frances, the beloved wife of John E. THEAKSTONE, and mother of H.W.D.S. and J. STAIRMAND, of Napier, after a long and painful illness. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
HB Herald, Saturday November 29th 1884
His Honor Mr Justice GILLIES will hold a sitting of the Supreme Court of Bankruptcy this morning, when the following cases will be dealt with:-
Alexander BROWNE, of Napier, draper
William Frank FRANCIS and Walter Edward GREAVES, of Woodville, painters
William BARLOW, of Woodville, cook
William Edmund COMBS, of Napier, clothier
William BATTEN and James OLIVER, of Napier, bricklayers
Thomas Saunders ANDREWS, of Napier, tailor
James Alexadner CUNNINGHAM, of Rukaumoana, sheepfarmer
Adam SMITH, of Napier, fruiterer
Robert Benjamin M'CARTIE, of Napier, surveyor
John Patrick WARD, of Napier, commission agent;
and the adjourned examination of Edward JERRARD of Tomoana, tinsmith.
HB Herald, Monday December 1st 1884
Death -
SIM - On the 30th of November, at her daughter's residence, Clive-square, Napier, Margaret Noble SIM, late of Fraserburgh, Aberdeen, Scotland; aged 76 years. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave Mrs Davies (her daughter's) residence, Clive-square, tomorrow afternoon, at 3:30 p.m. Friends kindly accept this intimation.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., George SMITH was charged with drunkenness, and fined 5s and costs, or 24 hours' hard labor in default.

The original sittings of the Supreme Court commence at 10 o'clock this morning, before His Honor Mr Justice GILLIES. The following are the cases to be tried:-
Edward PERRY, larceny
Henry DOUGLAS, larceny
Jean SOLLER, housebreaking
George LAWSON and William MILLS, housebreaking
James O'CONNOR, larceny
John THOMPSON, forgery
William WILSON, perjury
John FINN, arson
Charles LLOYD (since dead) and James CORRIGAN, cattle stealing
John W. SILVESTER, attempt to murder
Peter FROES, malicious injury to a horse
Daniel FLANAGAN, attempted suicide
Thomas SLATER, forgery
John P. WARD, forgery,
Alfred LEBAT, burglary.
HB Herald, Tuesday December 2nd 1884
Marriage -
NELSON-WILLIAMS - At Te Aute, on the 29th November, by the Rev. S. WILLIAMS, William NELSON to Emma Caroline, youngest daughter of the late Bishop of Waiapu.


In the case of Michael O'CONNOR, tried and sentenced for larceny in the Supreme Court yesterday, the jury returned a verdict as follows:- "Guilty of larceny, but the evidence does not bear out the amount."

We are requested to state that the gentleman named George SMITH, who was convicted for drunkenness at the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, was not a Napier carpenter of that name, but an imbiber - not wisely but too well - from the country.

The partnership subsisting between Mr James M'KNIGHT and Captain RUTH in the business of engineers and founders has been dissolved, Mr M'KNIGHT having purchased Captain RUTH's interest in the business. All liabilities of the firm will be paid by Mr M'KNIGHT, who will also receive all debts due to the firm.
HB Herald, Wednesday December 3rd 1884
Birth -
SHEATH - At Archenfield, Napier, on the 28th November, the wife of A.P. SHEATH, of a daughter.

Judgment was yesterday given by Captain PREECE, R.M., in the case of BELL v. WELLS, a claim of 5 pounds, heard on the 25th of November, when judgment was reserved. His Worship decided in favor of plaintiff, with costs 16s, witnesses' expenses 8s, and collector's fee 1 pound 1s.
HB Herald, Thursday December 4th 1884
Death -
FORSYTH - On December 3rd, at Napier, Frances Ellen, daughter of the late John FORSYTH, Keith, Scotland, and late teacher at the Napier Girls' High School; aged 23 (?) years.
The funeral will leave the late Mr Edmund SUTTON's residence this day (Thursday) at half-past 3 o'clock.

Mr Arthur DESMOND writes:- "Was surprised to see my name mentioned as a debtor to the estate of Mr W. HARKER. I beg most emphatically to contradict the statement. I owe no money to him."

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr C.A. FITZROY, J.P.,
John M'LAREN and Thomas M'MANUS were severally charged with drunkenness, and each fined 5s and costs.
Patrick RONEY and Hugh PETER, on bail, and similarly charged, failed to appear. Their bail was estreated.
HB Herald, Friday December 5th 1884
Birth -
MACDONALD - At Achmoay, Pukahu, December 2nd, the wife of Donald MACDONALD, of a son.

Death -
ROCHFORT - On December 4th, at the residence of the late Mrs WILKINSON, Sarah ROCHFORT; aged 89 years.
The funeral will leave the house at half-past 4 o'clock this afternoon.
HB Herald, Saturday December 6th 1884
Birth -
TORR - At Brooklands, Petane, on December 5th, 1884, the wife of Mr James H. TORR, of a daughter.

An alarm of fire was raised about half-past five o'clock yesterday afternoon, and a column of smoke far down Carlyle-street led to a report that the Royal Hotel was on fire. This, however, proved to be an error, the building in flames being a four-roomed cottage on the hill at the rear of the hotel........In an almost incredibly short time the cottage and all its contents were entirely consumed. The building was owned by Mr W. HALL, of Hampden, and was insured for 100 pounds. The place was let to Peter EDDY, one of the Corporations laborers, whose furniture was uninsured. He lost everything except the clothes the family were wearing, and the loss - about 70 pounds - is a very serious one to him, as he has a wife and five young children. The origin of the fire is quite unknown, as no one was in the house at the time of the outbreak.

The Napier licensing committee met yesterday. Transfers from William STOCK to George WHITE, of the Albion Hotel, and from William EBBETT to Lowten LOWTEN, of the Royal Hotel, were agreed to.

HB Herald, Monday December 8th 1884

Marriages -
WILSON-MACLEOD - At Taradale, on the 5th December, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, David WILSON, of Papakura, to Kate MACLEOD, youngest daughter of Mrs MACLEOD, of Taradale.
HOLLAND-HAYWOOD - At Napier, on December 6th by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, G.P., HOLLAND, eldest son of J. HOLLAND, Deptford, to Gertrude, second daughter of S. HAYWARD, of Peasenhall, Suffolk.

An alarm of fire on Saturday afternoon caused a little commotion for a time, but it was soon allayed by the discovery that the blaze was only one in a chimney. It made smoke enough in the few minutes it was alight, but luckily nothing more dangerous resulted. The chimney was one on the premises of Mr WELSMAN, chemist. The Fire Brigade mustered very quickly upon the alarm being raised.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Adolf PETERSEN was charged with drunkenness. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s and costs, with the usual alternative.
Jacob TOMSHACK, similarly charged, met with a like fate.
John TAYLOR, another inebriate was also fined 5s and costs.
The money was paid in each instance.
HB Herald, Tuesday December 9th 1884
Birth -
TUC KER - At Takapau, on the 19th November, the wife of Edward TUCKER of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
William DONALDSON and Thomas M'GRATH were charged on the information of Constable Harvey with riotous behaviour. It appeared from the evidence of the arresting constable that M'GRATH struck DONALDSON, and the two men fought. His Worship fined each of the combatants 2 pounds and costs, or in default 14 days' hard labor.

Some months ago Mr W. NEAL, of Redclyffe, had his dairy and utensils destroyed by fire. There was no insurance on premises or plant. Yesterday afternoon Mr NEAL called upon Mr F. FULTON, the agent for the Northern Insurance Company, and stated that he had renewed his dairy plant and wished to insure it. He paid the premium and obtained the receipt. Immediately afterwards Mr NEAL enquired about the terms for endowment policies in the National Mutual Life Association, for which Mr FULTON is also agent, and ended by effecting a policy on the life of his little girl, to be paid when she reached the age of twenty-five. He then left the office. Within five minutes he returned, and, throwing down the receipts, said a messenger had just come in to say that the house and dairy had been destroyed by fire, and that his little girl had perished in the flames. Half mad with grief Mr NEAL got his horse and rodel homewards - happily to find that he had misunderstood the message so far as related to his daughter, all the family being quite safe. The house, however, was a mass of smouldering ashes. (Further details on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Wednesday December 10th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., the following civil cases were disposed of:-
NELSON v. HAWKINS, claim 4 pounds 3s 7d.
LASCELLES v. MARTIN, claim 4 pounds 4s.

Mr J.A. REARDEN, the well-known and able principal of the Napier Commercial Academy, has been offered and has accepted the position of head master of the Hokitika school. Mr REARDEN will leave Napier early next month, in order to be in Hokitika in time to open the school after the summer vacation. The residents of Napier, while regretting the loss of so efficient a teacher as Mr REARDEN, will be pleased to learn of his appointment to a more responsible and lucrative position elsewhere, and will consider the people of Hokitika to be congratulated. Mr REARDEN will be missed here, his fifteen years' stay in the district having won him the respect of the numberless pupils who have been under his care during that time.

A meeting of the creditors of Geoffrey POTTS, auctioneer, of Waipawa, was held at the Supreme Court yesterday morning. The statement of unsecured debts submitted amounted to over 1200 pounds, but was not complete; the secured debts amounted to 185 pounds. (Further details on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Thursday December 11th 1884
There were yesterday landed from the Silver Cloud, in first-class condition, a pair of Australian emus. These birds may be seen at Mr J.W. SEYMOUR's, Port Ahuriri, and as they are rare in New Zealand will no doubt be scanned with interest. A number of love birds and cockatoos were landed at the same time.
HB Herald,, Saturday December 13th 1884
At the Resident Magistrate's C ourt yesterday, before Mr. E. LYNDON, J.P., Joseph BUTLER, an elderly man, was charged upon the information of Constable LAWLESS with having criminally assaulted Ann SAUNDERS, a girl of tender years. Upon the application of the police accused was remanded till Monday next.

We have received from Mr Lowten LOWTEN the following sums collected by him on behalf of the EDDY fund:-
Mrs Lowten LOWTEN, 5s.
G.H. SWAN, 10S.
Lowten LOWTEN, 10s.
H. WILLIAMS, 1 pound.
A. M'CARTNEY, 10s.
J.F. MATTHEWS, 10s.
Alexander ECC LES, 10s.
Hatton S. POINTON, 5s.
Jas. JOHNSTONE, 5s.
Mrs KEMP, 5s.
Mrs ASHTON, 5s.
J.C. RETTER, 5s.
Ed. ASHTON, 10s.
James GRAY, 5s.
Total 5 pounds 10s. The amount acknowledged to date is 13 pounds 10s.

A somewhat peculiar accident occurred at Port Ahuriri yesterday, resulting in serious temporary disfigurement to
Mrs W. RIDDELL. Some workmen were employed putting galvanised iron on the roof of a house near the old temporary St. Andrew's Church, when the high wind blowing at the time whisked a sheet of iron from the grasp of one of the men, and carried it with great force against the side of another building. The iron broke some of the weatherboards, and in rebounding struck Mrs RIDDELL, who was passing, in the face, wounding it badly. Surgical assistance was procured, and the wound was sewn up.
HB Herald, Monday December 15th 1884
Birth -
COLEMAN - On December 13th, at Waititirau, the wife of J.H. COLEMAN, of a son.

Death -
M'NAMARA - On the 14th inst., at Napier Hospital, James M'NAMARA, of Tolla, County Clare, Ireland; aged 26. R.I.P.
The funeral will leave St. Mary's Church at 3.30 p.m.

We have received 1 pound from Mrs A. NEWMAN, and 10s from Mrs N. JACOBS, for the EDDY fund.

Mr H.C. WILSON, surgeon dentist, desires us to state that he will be in Waipawa to-morrow and Wednesday, and may be consulted at Mr WARD's saddler.

Referring to Dr KEYWORTH's appointment to our hospital, the Post says:- Dr KEYWORTH has for a long time been in very delicate health, and his many Wellington friends will hope that the mild climate of Napier may be found to suit his constitution. The Napier people are fortunate in procuring the services of such an able, experienced, and courteous medical man to take charge of their hospital.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., a native named RAWHIRO was charged upon the information of Constable PICKERING with the larceny of a flask of brandy, the property of John BULLOCK......Several convictions for petty larceny were marked against accused on the charge-sheet, and his Worship sentenced RAWHIRO to one month's hard labor.
HB Herald, Tuesday December 16th 1884
Birth -
WILDING - On Sunday, 14th December, at Waipukurau, the wife of Henry WILDING of a daughter.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
George JACKSON pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness and was fined 5s and costs, with the usual alternative.
Joseph BUTLER, brought up in custody on a charge of criminal assault, was at the request of the police further remanded till Friday.
John MARSHALL, charged on the information of Constable HARVEY with breaking the Borough bye-laws by leaving a horse and cart unattended at the Spit, pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s and costs, or in default 48 hours' hard labor.
Russ GRANT, also charged on the information of Constable HARVEY, pleaded guilty to driving round a street corner at the Spit at a faster pace than allowed by the bye-laws. A fine of 10s and cost was imposed, with the same alternative as in the preceding case. The money was paid.
HB Herald, Wednesday December 17th 1884
Death -
GORDON - On December 16th, at his father's residence, Taradale, John GORDON, the beloved son of Henderson and Jessie Thomson GORDON; aged 25. Gisborne papers please copy.
The funeral will take placed to-morrow, at 2 o'clock.

Mr P.S. MACDONALD has been appointed postmaster at Tahoraite.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas J. M'MANUS was charged on the information of Constable LAURENSEN with the larceny of a pair of boots, the property of Thomas CAMPBELL. Accused pleaded guilty. The charge-sheet contained a record of the conviction of Mr M'MANUS in 1882, also for stealing a pair of boots, and he was sentenced to one month's hard labor.
The following civil cases were also disposed of:-
HISLOP v. A.L. COOPER, claim 8 pounds 15s.
LYNDON v. FRANKLIN, claim 6 pounds 10s.
HB Herald, Thursday December 18th 1884
The final selection of Fire Brigade teams, to visit Dunedin to take part in the forthcoming colonial contest there, has resulted as follows:- Spit Brigade team: Messrs CONNOR, ARMAND, SIMMONDS, and LYNCH.
Town Brigade team: Messrs GILBERD, PARKER, SIMMONDS, and HOLLAND.
HB Herald, Friday December 19th 1884
Birth -
PREECE - At Napier, on the 18th December, the wife of G.A. PREECE, of a daughter.

In our last issue we gave the names of the teams finally selected to represent the two local fire brigades at the Dunedin competition. By an oversight the names of two competitors were omitted - one from each team. The Spit team should have included the name of Mr W. LUCAS, and that to represent the town the name of Mr W. BOGLE.

A somewhat serious accident occurred at Havelock yesterday. A man named EGAN, employed by Mr Arch. M'LEAN, was kicked in the face by an entire horse. The kick was a terribly violent one, and the unfortunate man suffered a severe and extensive fracture of the lower jaw. Dr FAULKNOR was sent for, and attended to the injured man, who is progressing as favorably as the serious nature of the injuries received will permit.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John KILLBRIDE was charged with lunacy, and was remanded till Tuesday next for medical examination.
Alexander SMITH, charged with being unlawfully upon the premises of Mr JOHNSTONE's Star Hotel by night, pleaded guilty to being on the premises as charged, but urged that he had no wrongful intent. Defendant was discharged with a caution.
John BUTLER, charged with drunkenness, admitted that he had imbibed too freely, and was fined 5s and costs, with the usual alternative. The money was paid.
HB Herald, Saturday December 20th 1884
The four handsome lamps for erection in Clive-square, presented by Messrs J.D. ORMOND, M.H.R.,
J. SHEEHAN, H.S. TIFFEN, and R.D. M'LEAN have arrived in Napier. By some oversight the pedestals were not forwarded in the same boat with the lamps, but will be forwarded on per Arawa. Four contractors in Napier have severally promised to erect the bases for the lamps free of cost.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Joseph BUTLER was brought up in custody charged with criminal assault. At the request of the police accused was further remanded till Monday.
Thomas FEREDAY, charged with drunkenness, pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours' hard labor in default. The money was paid.

The following is a list of the prize takers in M. BOURGEOIS' French classes at the various educational institutions in Hawke's Bay:-
Napier Boys' High School - 1st division, F. ORMOND; 2nd division, C. VAUTIER.
Young Ladies' College (Mrs SHEPPARD's) - 1st division, Ida LOCKE; 2nd division, Milly RHODES.
Stonebyres Young Ladies' School (Miss BOGLE's) - 1st division, Winnie WILLIAMS; 2nd division, Elsie WILLIAMS.
Heretaunga Boys' School (Mr RAINBOW's) - 1st division, E. WATT; 2nd division, A. LOCKE.
Junior class of M. BOURGEOIS' - Prize, Alfred WILLIAMS.
HB Herald, Monday December 22nd 1884
At theResident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Walter JOHNSON was charged with drunkenness. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed, with the usual alternative.

The case of WARDROP v. HINDMARSH and others, for failure to carry out an agreement to purchase the business of Messrs WARDROP and Co., was heard in the Supreme Court at Wellington last week, and resulted in favor of the defendants.

Mr H.C. GARRARD, who has been for the past two years accountant at the Napier branch of the Bank of Australasia, has resigned his position in that institution, and will leave Napier for the South on the 27th inst.

A friendly rifle match will be fired next Wednesday morning between a team of ten each of the Wanganui City Rifles and the Napier Rifle Volunteers. The following will comprise the Napier team:- Lieutenant DUNCAN, Color-Sergeant CHICKEN, Sergeant FRAME, Corporal TAIT, Corporal NICHOLSON, and Privates CROSSMAN, LANGAN, CATO, HARPHAM, and MINETT.

Master Percy CARO, eldest son of Dr CARO, was successful in gaining the first classical scholarship at Nelson College this year. This is the second time he has won this distinction. He was also one of those who passed the junior Civil Service examination. Master Edgar CARO also gained the third mathematical scholarship at Nelson. Another Napier youth, Mr J.S. LARGE's son, who is at Wellington College, has passed the senior Civil Service examination.
HB Herald, Tuesday Decedmber 23rd 1884
Birth
POTTS - At Kaikora, on the 19th December, the wife of Geoffrey POTTS of a son.

Dr KEYWORTH will arrive here to take charge of the hospital the first week in January.

We have received the following amounts in aid of the EDDY fund:- Per Mr W. BLACK -
T. KAVANAGH, 5s.
J. CROWTHER, 5s.
P. CAMPBELL, 5s.
J. KEATING, 5s.
D. JAMIESON, 5s.
D. M'KAY, 5s.
T. SHEEHAN, 5s.
C. PONTEN, 5s.
J. ALLEN, 2s 6dx.
D. KING, 5s.
F. WIGINTON, 5s.
A Friend, 5s.
Total, 2 pounds 17s 6d.
We have also received 1 pound from Mrs RHODES for this fund.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
William JOHNSON was charged with drunkenness, and admitted the offence. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed, or 48 hours' hard labor in default.
James ABERNETHY, also charged with drunkenness, pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s and costs, with the same alternative as in the preceding case.
Joseph BUTLER was brought up in custody charged with attempted rape. Major SCULLY asked the Court to allow the charge to be withdrawn, in order that the more serious charge of rape might be heard. (Further details on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Wednesday December 24th 1884
Death -
GRIGG - At Longbeach, Canterbury, Martha Maria GRIGG, aged 54.

The Herald will be published to-morrow, but not on Boxing Day.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John KILBRIDE was brought up on remand charged with lunacy, and was discharge, his Worship recommending the police to procure KILBRIDE admission to the hospital.
Walter JOHNSON was charged with having forged the name of Douglas ANDERSON on an order on the Bank of New Zealand, for the sum of 4 pounds, on the 22nd inst. At the request of the police, who stated that other charges were pending, accused was remanded till Monday next.
The following civil cases were also disposed of:-
BARRY v. MADDEN, claim 10 pounds 11s 3d.
BECK and CO. v. A.L. COOPER, claim 6 pounds 6s 6d.
FAULKNER v. Paora TOROTORO, claim 36 pounds.
TAYLOR v. SLATER, claim 3 pounds.
HB Herald, Thursday December 25th 1884
Birth -
ROSS - At Moeangiangi, on the 23rd December, the wife of D.M. ROSS of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. PATTEN, J.P.,
Alice RAY was charged with drunkenness. Defendant pleaded guilty. The police gave her a very bad character, and five previous convictions for drunkenness within a recent period were marked on the charge sheet. A fine of 4 pounds and costs was imposed, with the alternative of 14 days' hard labor. The money was not paid.
James LLOYD, charged with drunkenness, pleaded guilty, and was discharged with a caution.
Alexander M'EWAN was charged with uttering a forged cheque drawn on the Bank of New Zealand. At the request of the police accused was remanded till Monday next.
HB Herald, Saturday December 27th 1884
Death -
PRITCHARD - At the Empire Hotel, Napier, on the 26th December, T. PRITCHARD, late warder at the Lyttelton Gaol, aged 34.
The funeral will leave the Empire Hotel, Napier, at 10.30 a.m. this day. Masonic brethren are cordially invited.

Mr F.W.C. STURM's six-roomed dwelling-house, at the Hawke's Bay Nursery, Havelock-road, was burned down yesterday afternoon at about 20 minutes to 5 o'clock. At the time the fire broke out Mr STURM was being driven home from Hastings by Mr DENCE, and when they arrived at the placed the house was in flames. (Further details on request - Judy).

Mr Allan M'DONALD, who represented the East Coast in the last Parliament, has returned to the colony in the Kaikoura after a trip to Europe.

HB Herald, Tuesday December 30th 1884
Marriage -
ANDREW-AUSTIN - On the 25th December, by the Rev. S. DOUGLAS, at Hampden, Matthew ANDREW, to Frances AUSTIN, fourth daughter of Mr AUSTIN, of Hampden.

Wednesday, December 31st 1884:

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas DAVIS, a seaman belonging to the Waitangi, was charged with deserting that vessel. He was ordered to rejoin his ship at once. A similar order had been made against defendant when the Waitangi was at Lyttelton.
The following civil cases were also disposed of:-
HILLS v. STANLEY, claim 7 pounds 10s.
NEWTON and Co. v. D. CARMICHAEL, jun., claim 38 pounds 14s 2d.
SAME v. A. FISHER, claim 11 pounds 15s.
COLLEDGE v. Hino HAPUKA, claim 8 pounds.
CONROY v. RETTER, claim 7 pounds 0s 2d.

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