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HAWKES BAY HERALD
1887

Jan - Mar
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January 1 1887 - Missing Issue

Monday, January 3 1887 -


Death -
WHITAKER - At the Old Men's Refuge, on 2nd January, Henry WHITAKER, aged 68.

There was no business at the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday.

Mr HARDY, of the late firm of HARDY and SIDEY, arrived in Napier on Saturday, after a ten months' visit to Europe. He looks all the better for his trip.

At Porangahau on Friday a little native girl named Hinerihi te ATUA, daughter of Henare te ATUA, was accidentally drowned while bathing in a water hole opposite the pah. At the time of the accident, no one else was present but a younger sister of the deceased. An alarm was raised, but nearly 15 minutes elapsed before the body was recovered. The Rev. Mr SIMCOX, assisted by Constable SCHULZ and Mr W. PALMER, tried for over two hours to restore animation, but without success.

The cemetery trustees continue to carry out improvements, and under their direction Mr W. FORREST has worked with great success. A number of new paths have been laid down and asphalted, and the old paths renovated. All the graves have also been cleaned and weeded, although in some cases owners of plots who could well afford to contribute towards the cost of the work would not do so. The present condition of the cemetery is extremely creditable to the trustees.

A grass fire occurred in the Botanical Gardens yesterday afternoon, caused through a young man carelessly throwing down a lighted match. The fire spread rapdily, and soon ignited two large pine trees. Three gentlemen who saws the fire start, Messrs D.N. ADAMS, W.J. SHERLOCK and - ARNOLD, cut branches from the trees near at hand and commenced beating out the flames...............the young man who caused the fire rendered no assitance whatever, and a number of other young fellows who were present also contented themselves with looking on.
HB Herald, Tuesday January 4th 1887
Birth -
HARDING - At Mount Vernon, on January 1st, Mrs A. HARDING of a daughter.

Marriage -
MUSSON-LIMPUS - At St. Peter's Church, Waipawa, on December 27th, 1886, by the Rev. J.C. ECCLES, George MUSSON, of Hastings, to Agnes Maria, eldest daughter of Mr Charles LIMPUS, sheepfarmer, Patangaia, Hawke's Bay.

Death -
MILNE - At the Napier Hospital, on 3rd January, Mary Ann MILNE, widow of the late Thomas MILNE, aged 47 years.
Funeral will leave the Hospital at 2 p.m. this day, for St. Mary's Church. Friends please accept this invitation.
J. DAWSON, undertaker.

At the Resident Magistrates's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Charles JONES and James NEWTON were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

We regret to hear that Mr F. TANKARD, who has been bandmaster to the Garrison Band for more than six years, and has in that time brought the players under his charge to their present high state of efficiency, has sent in his resignation. We understand that this step is due to the fact that the position of bandmaster carries with it no remuneration, and that Mr TANKARD can no longer afford to give his services gratuitously. Every other Garrison Band in the colony pays its conductor.
HB Herald - Wednesday January 5th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., the following civil cases were decided:-
GIFFORD v. GALLAGHER, claim 4 pounds 5s 4d.
BLYHE and CO. v. VIVIAN, claim 2 pounds 4s.

A man named Robert DOCHERTY was brought up at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, charged with using abusive language to Henry HILL on the 28th of December. Mr DICK appeared for the complainant. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 1 pound, with costs 17s, and solicitor's fee 1 pound 1s. The alternative was seven days' hard labor, which Mr DOCHERTY decided to submit to owing to the condition of the money market.
HB Herald, Thursday January 6th 1887

Marriages -
COUPER-LE QUESNE - At the residence of the bride's mother, Shakespeare-road, Napier, on December 30th, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, assisted by the Rev. D. SIDEY, Donald McLean COUPER, fourth son of the late W. COUPER, of Havelock, to Rachel Gordon, third daughter of the late J. Le Quesne, Napier.

ROBERTS -LEE - At Napier, by the Rev. W. BAUMBER, John, eldest son of Mr S. ROBERTS, Rhosymedre, North Wales, to Margaret Ellen, youngest daughter of the late Adam LEE, Hafod View, Ruabon, North Wales.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday January 7th 1887
Patrick HOGAN was not burned to death in the Shakespeare-road fire after all, the body mistaken for his being that of a man named Michael KELLY, who with the other unfortunate man TEEHON, was employed on the harbor works. One of the hands had been completely burned off the body of KELLY, and as in stature he resembled HOGAN, and the latter, a man with only one hand, had been seen in TEEHON's company before the fire took place, those who found the bodies naturally inferred that HOGAN had perished.

Te KOOTI and his motley crowd of followers passed through Napier yesterday, on the road home. They will make a short stay at Petane on the way back.

A set of bagpipes used at the Caledonian sports at Wellington on Saturday by Mr J.M. PATTERSON were played at the Battle of Waterloo by that gentleman's grandfather. The pipes are in an excellent state of preservation.

A grass fire was caused in Sturm's Gully yesterday by embers from a picnic party's fire. Luckily the fire was beaten out before any very serious damage was done. The sawdust in the rear of Mr HOLT's Spit mill also became ignited in some way yesterday, and was not extinguished without some difficulty.

Mr HEATH, accompanied by Mrs HEATH, arrived at Taupo on Wednesday evening. They did the trip from Napier in two days, with only one horse, in Mr HEATH's well-known low phacion (phaeton?). This is little short of wonderful, when all the river crossings and steep ascents on the way are borne in mind.
HB Herald - Saturday January 8th 1887
Death -
HERON - At Napier, on January 7th, 1887 Ruth, beloved wife of J. HERON, aged 33 years - Dunedin and Oamaru papers pleasxe copy.
The funeral will leave her late residence at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow (Sunday).

Two lunatics, lately inmates of the Old Men's Refuge, were yesterday forwarded to the Wellington asylum. Their names are
Stewart M'GLASHAN and John SMITH.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs E. LYNDON and M.S. BELL, J.P.'s,
John HEANY, Thomas HOGAN, and Annie PROUSE were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Some cruel larrikins last evening nearly drove a poor dog mad by tying a large tin to his tail, and hunting the animal about the streets. Constable FORSTER caught the poor brute and released him from the torturing appendage.
Monday January 10th 1887A man under the influence of liquor got into the hands of the police late last night because he was foolish enough to be obstreperous. He wanted to go into the Criterion Hotel, and Mr GORMAN was determined that the want should be unsatisfied. This aroused either the sky-larking or the combative tendencies of the applicant for admission to the hotel, and he made play for the head of the obdurate host. The latter called for assistance, and Constabler FORSTER being near at hand, the inebriate, after a stiff tassle with the constable, was handcuffed and conveyed to the lock-up.
HB Herald, Tuesday January 11th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
William ARNOLD, charged with behavior calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, was fined 3 pounds and costs, with the alternative of fourteen days' hard labor. The money was paid.
William BEAMISH, for leaving a moving train on the 4th of December, was fined 1 pound and costs.

The friends of Mr J.B. KELLS will be sorry to learn that he has met with an accident. While engaged in cutting a fence post the saw he was using slipped, severely lacerating his left thumb, and cutting a portion of the top of it completely off. Some of his football friends are rejoicing that it is only a thumb, and not a toe, in which case his achievements in the field would be less brilliant.

Two mean respectively named Timothy HANION and John FLAHERTY were yesterday charged at the Resident Magistrate's Court with using insulting language to John CHRISTIE, licensee of the Shakespeare Hotel, on the 23rd of December. The evidence, as elicited by Mr LASCELLES was very clear, and tended to show that the accused went to the hotel for the express purpose of creating a disturbance. They called complainant many opprobrious names, the favorite epithet apparently being "Orange -------," and conducted themselves in a riotous fashion. His Worship fined each defendant 2 pounds, with 11s 6d costs, witnesses' expenses 9s, and solicitor's fee 10s 6d.
HB Herald, Wednesday January 12th 1887

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Edward BRIGHOUSE was charged with being unlawfully on the premises of Tom WATERWORTH. Defendant pleaded to be discharged on the ground that he had been promised a "billet" in the country, and on the understanding that he would at once leave town he was allowed to depart.

We desire to draw the attention of our readers to the case of Mrs TECHON, the widow of one of the unfortunate men who were burned to death in the fire on Thursday morning last. Mrs TECHON is destitute, all she possessed having perished in the fire, and she has two young children to support. We shall be glad to acknowledge any contributions sent in on her behalf, as the case is one of great need.

The following civil cases were dealt with at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., presiding:-
LIDDLE v. R. HILL, claim 9 pounds 4s.
GOUDY v. HENSHAW, claim 17 pounds.
SIDEY and BAIN v. M'LENNAN, GOLLAN and Co., claim 32 pounds 9s 3d.
Theatre Royal Company v. A.W.L. COTTRELL, judgment debt of 3 pounds 15s 9d.
LORD v. BOYLE, judgment debt of 27 pounds 16s 1d.
CONNER and wife v. BARBER (Wellington), claim of 5 pounds 3s, value of a silk dress forwarded to defendant to be dyed, and not returned.
HB Herald, Thursday January 13th 1887

The election of two members of the Napier Board of Hospital trustees will be held in the old Provincial Council Chambers
to-day, at 12 o'clock sharp. Persons entitled to vote are requested to attend and exercise their privilege. There are three candidates nominated, Messrs C.L. MARGOLIOUTH, J.N. BOWERMAN, and H. WILLIAMS.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Dr CARO, J.P.,
James STEEL was charged with drunkenness and fined 5s and costs.
Thomas HOGAN, charged with being unlawfully by night in an enclosed yard, was sentenced to one month's hard labor. A record of many previous convictions for "vagrem" offences was produced against defendant.

After Thomas HOGAN was sentenced to a month's hard labor yesterday, he confided to his official guardian that he had on the preceding night followed a man about for hours trying to get an opportunity to rob him. He also considered himself badly used in only getting a month, and expressed his determination to get a longer sentence before he was done trying.

Mr A.B. REYNOLDS, accountant for the Napier branch of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, is about to leave this town for Gisborne, to take charge of the company's branch there. Mr REYNOLDS has been in Napier about three years, during which time he has made himself very much liked and respected, and in leaving he will carry with him the good wishes of a wide circle of friends. He will leave Napier to enter upon the duties of his new position on the 22nd instant.
HB Herald, Friday January 14th 1887
The voting for the election of two trustees of the Napier Hopsital took place yesterday, when Messrs
C.L. MARGOLIOUTH and H. WILLIAMS were returned. The voting was as follows:- Mr MARGOLIOUTH, 41;
Mr. WILLIAMS, 35; Mr. J.N. BOWERMAN, 33.
Among the list of recent applications for patents is one from Mr John GARRY, of Napier, for an invention for an improved method of fastening and releasing the doors of wool or other presses, intended to be used for pressing or reducing the bulk of wool or other material or product.

An accident happened to Mr SPOONER on Saturday afternoon. He was out sailing in a small boat, and when crossing the tide-rip went about. The sheet fouled something, and the boat turned turtle. The drenched occupant was promptly rescued by the crew of the Trusty, none the worse for his ducking.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Robert SMITH, licensee of the Masonic Hotel, was charged with permitting drunkenness on his premises on the night of the 5th instant. The case arose out of an arrest by the police on that evening of a man named SKENE, who was taken from the bar of the hotel and locked up. (This is a lengthy report and is available on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Saturday January 15th 1887
Death -
RUSSELL - At Shakespeare-hill, Napier, on 14th January, Gordon Edwin, beloved infant son of Frederick and Hannah RUSSELL, aged 4 months.
The funeral will leave his parents' residence to-morrow (Sunday), at 4.30 p.m.

The following passengers arrived in town last evening from Taupo by GRIFFITH's coach:- Mr and Mrs DAVIDSON, the Misses DAVIDSON, Mr BATE, Mr TAYER, Mr DONOVAN, Mr ANDREWS, and Mr CAMPBELL.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas GILLIGAN was fined 1 pound and costs for being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart.
Peter LUNDON charged on two counts with drunkenness and indecent conduct, denied the accuracy of the second charge, and pleaded in regard to the first that he might have "looked silly" when arrested, as he was then suffering from "complicity of the bowels." Peter was fined 5s for being drunk, and sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for acting indecently.
William RANDALL and William KING were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Captain ADAMS desires to acknowledge with thanks the following subscriptions towards the Napier Rifle Cadet uniform fund:-
Mr J. CLOSE, 1 pound 1s.
Mr. E.W. KNOWLES, 1 pound 1s.
Mr. J.V. BROWN, 10s.
Messrs DAVIES and EVANS, 10s.
Mr J.A. WOOD, 10s.
lMr R. BROOKING, 10s.
Mr D. PALMER, 5s.
Mr CLARKESON, 5s.
Messrs CARTER and Co., 5s.
Mr G. WHITE, 5s.
Mr. P. GORMAN, 5s.
Mr T. PEDDIE, 5s.
Mr G. FAULKNOR, 5s.
Mr AZ.C . LANG, 5s.
Mr R. LAMB, 5s.
Messrs RULE and GLASSFORD, 5s.
Mr S..E. COOPER, 2s 6d.
HB Herald, Monday January 17th 1887
Mr. G. NEALE, master of the Refuge, desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of clothing for the inmates from Mr. B.S. CARLTON.

Mr J.A. REARDEN, for many years well-known in Hawke's Bay in his capacity as a successful teacher, is about to leave this town for Hastings, where he will open an academy early in February.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., John JONES was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and was ordered to pay 2 pounds, the value of a shop window broken by him, 18s costs and witnesses' expenses, or in default to submit to 21 days' hard labor.

When the 3.20 p.m. train from Takapau was leaving there on Saturday, a tremendous fire was raging in Mr A. GRANT's paddocks. The fire started about five minutes before the train left. As a strong wind was blowing the flames spread rapidly, and travelled over the paddocks at an alarming rate. Judging by the height of the flames, and the density of the smoke, what was burning must have been grain or else abnormally tall grass. Men from Mr S. JOHNSTON's station could be seen running over to the scene of the fire as the train was leaving, at which time Mr GRANT's residence appeared to be in danger.

On Saturday a little boy named CONNOR, six years of age, found a box of dynamite caps lying on the wharf at the Spit. He opened the box and distributed the contents among other little boys. Among these was the little son of Mr Oscar KROGH. The youngster procured a match and after lighting it applied it to the cap given to him, the result being an explosion which blew off the top joints of three of the unfortunate little fellow's fingers. Parents residing at the Spit should take great pains to see if their children have any of the caps. They were distributed among a number of little ones, and unless carefully collected and handed over to the police the present may be only the first of a series of accidents.
HB Herald, Tuesday January 18th 1887
Mr P.A.F. BIRCH, Registrar of the Supreme Court, sat yesterday to hear the case of the Official Assignee v. ROBJOHNS. It was claimed on behalf of the creditors in the bankrupt estate of Edward ASHTON, that certain moneys paid to Mr ROBJOHNS in connection with the sale of the Occidental Hotel, of which the debtor was formerly lessee, should be handed over to the Assignee. Mr M'LEAN appeared to the latter, and Mr COTTERILL for Mr ROBJOHNS. After hearing counsel the Registrar announced that he would reserve judgment.

The following persons were fined at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., presiding:-
John DAVIS, drunkenness, 10s and costs.
James MORONEY, failing to block the wheel of an unattended vehicle, 5s and costs.
Michael WELSH, tethering a horse on a public road, 1s and costs.
John WIGG, allowing cattle to wander at Taradale, 3s and costs.
Andrew ROBERTSON, allowing horses to wander, 1 pound and costs.
Thomas LAMB, allowing a horse to wander, 15s and costs.
William ERSKINE, for allowing a chimney to be on fire, 10s and costs.
Thomas FISHER, for allowing a horse to wander, 1 pound and costs.
Thomas PRATER, for driving a horse round a corner at faster than a walking pace, 5s and costs.
HB Herald, Wednesday January 19th 1887
Births -
MILLAR - On 18th January, at "Mon Nia," Roslyn-road, the wife of Robert MILLAR, of a son.
MITCHELL - At Waipukurau, on the 18th January, the wife of W. MITCHELL, of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., the following civil cases were disposed of:-
HARDY and SIDEY v. MURNANE, claim 6s 6d.
SEERUP v. DAWSON, claim 3 pounds.
BRENTON v. FRIEND, claim 15s.
LASCELLES v. HYDE-HARRIS, claim 5 pounds 11s.
LARGE v. HYDE-HARRIS, claim 12 pounds 13s 1d.
CORNFORD v. HYDE-HARRIS, claim 11 pounds 13s 5d
PELL v. STANLEY, claim 6 pounds.
TURLEY v. MORTENSEN, claim 6 pounds 5s.
MEHAN v. MONCKTON, claim 1 pound.
Same v. JENSEN, claim 1 pound 1s.
FINLAAY v. HERON, claim 1 pound 10s.
RUDDOCK and FRYER v. Tangata Te HAPUKU; Judgment debt of 8 pounds 10s.
HB Herald - Thursday January 20th 1887
Birth -
MILLAR - On 18th January, at "Mon Nid," Roslyn-road, the wife of Robert MILLAR, of a son.

Death -
CLARKE - At Bishopscourt, on the 19th January, Marsden Stuart, infant son of Marsden and Frances Emily CLARKE, Waimate North, aged 9 months.

A pleasant ceremony took place at the police office last evening, when ex-Constable ENSOR, who was for some time employed as police clerk under Inspector BALLEN, was presented with a handsome writing desk made of inlaid New Zealand woods. Mr ENSOR has left the police force to undertake the charge of a native school at Oreti.

Dr HITCHINGS, medical officer for the port, has received instructions from the Government to quarantine and examine all vessels arriving from Australian and Tasmanian ports. This step is in consequence of the serious outbreak of smallpox in the other colonies.

It is reported that Mr M'LENNAN, who is wanted by his credcitors and said to be wanted by the police, has committed
suicide. The creditors are sceptical, and say that they will not believe the rumor till the body turns up. What a lot of Thomasses they must be!

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs FULTON and DUNCAN, J.P.'S,
Thomas HOGAN and Cornelius HICKEY were each fined 2 pounds and costs for fighting in the streets.
Albert CLEMENSEN and Henry LAUNDY were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald, Friday January 21st 1887
Death -
POWELL - At Port Ahuriri, on 20th January, Joseph Orman POWELL, aged 1 year and 2 months.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr. E. LYNDON, J.P., Henry SYKES was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Our Taradale correspondent writes:-
The Taradale school picnic took place at Roseneath on Wednesday. Arrangements had been made by the committee for a good programme of sports of various kinds, which had the effect of all thoroughly enjoying themselves. Ample provision was also made in the way of edibles, which were thoroughly appreciated. The prizes were distributed as follows:-
Standard VI, Mary DAVIDSON, proficiency; John SMITH, special for grammar.
Standard VI, Eliza M'DOWELL, special and 1st prize; William CATTANAACH, 2nd; Lizzie LUAT, 3rd.
Standard IV, Maggie GORDON, special for sewing; Louie BROWN, special for sewing; Jane HUNT, attendance;
Harry SMITH, 1st; Edward M'INTYRE, 2nd; Samuel M'DOWELL, 3rd; David BALHARRY, 4th.
Standard III, Mary M'DOWEL, special for sewing; Josephine LEITCH, 1st; Edith CORBIN, 2nd;
William KIEKHAM, 3rd.
Eight presents of books were also made to pupils who had passed at the examination.
Standard II, Hanlay JONES, Alice NEAL, and Norman BALHARRY having obtained equal marks were each presented with a prize of the same value. Two others were also presented with a book. In Standard I, eleven presents were made to pupils who had passed. The prizes for the most popular boy and girl in the school fell to the lot of Adeline ORR and John SMITH.
HB Herald, Saturday January 22nd 1887

Birth -
SIDEY - At Fordal, Napier, on the 21st January, the wife of Mr James SIDEY of a daughter.

Death -
DOWELL - At Port Ahuriri, on 20th January, Joseph Orman DOWELL, aged 1 year and 9 months.

Captain ADAMS desires to acknowledge with thanks the following further subscriptions in aide of the cadet uniform fund:-
Captain BLYTHE, 1 pound 1s.
Rev. De Berdt HOVELL, 10s.
Mr J. ROBERTS, 5s.
Mr N. JACOBS, 5s.
Mr W.B. FOWLER, 2s 6d.
Mr Lewton LEWTON, 5s.
The members of the corps will be measured for their uniforms on Monday evening.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. LYNDON, J.P.,
William HILL was brought up in custody charged with shooting at one James O'DOWD, with intent to kill him. Mr DICK appeared for the accused. Inspector BALLEN stated that accused had only been arrested on the preceding evening, and the police had not had time to filly inquire into the case. He therefore asked that accused should be remanded till Monday. Mr DICK had no objection to a remand, but asked that accused might be allowed out on bail. Inspector BALLEN objected to bail being granted on such a serious charge. Mr DICK urged that the offence was nothing like so serious as appeared from the information. The Bench granted the request of the police and decided that bail could not be accepted on so serious a charge, and accused was removed in custody.

The Hastings Resident Magistrate's Court was occupied yesterday in dealing with a batch of "free graziers" as follows:-
E.H. BEAUCHAMP, allowing a horse to stray; dismissed with a caution.
K.A. KENNEDY, allowing three cows to stray; fined 10s and costs 7s, or 48 hours' imprisonment with hard labor.
G.P. DONNELLY, allowing a horse to stray; fined 5s and costs 2s, and witness's expenses 5s, with the same alternative.
Louis BINNIE same offence and same penalty.
John DAWSON, allowing two cows and a calf to stray; fined 5s and costs 9s.
R. BOWMAN, allowing a horse to stray; fined 10s and costs 7s, or 48 hours' imprisonment with hard labor.
W. CLARK, allowing three horses to stray; fined 10s and costs 9s.
HB Herald, Monday January 24th 1887

At a meeting of the Napier Chess Club on Saturday evening it was decided to bring the tournament to a close. Jr. J. WOOD takes first prize, Mr J. DINWIDDIE second, and Mr H. APLIN third. The prizes will be distributed next Saturday evening.
HB Herald, Tuesday January 25th 1887
Death -
SINCLAIR - At Napier, on 24th January, Winifred Mary, infant daughter of John and Annie SINCLAIR, aged 4 months.
The funeral will leave her parents' residence this day (Tuesday), at 4 p.m.

Captain ADAMS desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following additional subscriptions to the Napier Rifle Cadet uniform fund:- Mr. H. WILLIAMS, 1 pound 1s., Mr. J.B. GILBERD, 1 pound 1s., "A friend," 10s.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Roubon HARRIS, of Woodville, was held in the Court-house yesterday, the Deputee Assignee in the chair. Mr BEGG appeared for the Assignee, and Mr LASCELLES for the debtor. After some discussio the debtor agreed topay a composition of 15s in the pound, and the meeting was adjourned.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Robert MURRAY failed to appear to answer a charge of drunkenness. The police explained that defendant was in the hospital, as it was found after he was arrested that he was suffering from a broken leg. The charge was consequently withdrawn.
John R. REDSTONE was charged on the information of George R. GRANT with driving an unlicensed vehicle. Mr DICK appeared in support of the information, and Mr LASCELLES for defendant. Informant did not appear, and the case was struck out, the Bench making an order for informant to pay 10s defendant's expense and 1 pound 1s solicitor's fee.
HB Herald, Wednesday January 26th 1887
Mr Frank MULLIGAN, Meanee, yesterday lost by fire two stacks of oats, value 100 pounds. Mr MULLIGAN was away from home at the time. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Mr and Mrs Alfred GIBLIN (of Gwavas) and Messrs WHALEY and CLARKSON, were through passengers from Rotorua to Napier by one of GIRFFITH's special coaches yesterday.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Harry M. COOK, for drunkenness and disorderly conduct,. was ordered to pay 5s and costs.
Thomas WATSON was fined 5s for drunkenness and sent to prison for seven days, with hard labor, for gross indecency while under the influence of liquor.
Judgments were given for plaintiffs in the following civil cases:-
NEAL and CLOSE v. James LUARENSEN, claim 11 pounds.
G.T. FANNIN v. Peter HANSON, claim 1 pound.
Same v. Edward HUGHES, claim 1 pound 7s 3d.
N. WILLIAMS and SON v. W.H. MORRISON, claim 30 pounds 10s.
G.T. FANNIN v. H.J. GLAZEBROOK, claim 13s for rates
WEBBER and WILSON v. K.F. MORTENSEN, claim 15 pounds 16s 1d.
There were two judgment summonses disposed of.
John LONG was ordered to pay the Union Bank 10 pounds or go to gaol for ten days.
Thomas JENSEN was ordered to pay RUDDOCK and FRYER 14 pounds 7s 0d. by February 1st, the penalty for default being ten days' imprisoment.
HB Herald, Thursday January 27th 1887
Marriage - STEELE-MARTINDALE - On the 24th January, at St. Paul's, Wellington, by the Rev. J. STILL, A.W. STEELE to H.M. MARTINDALE.

Death -DICKIN - On the 26th January, at Roslyn-road, Napier, Ida, only child of Edward John and Ellen Amina DICKIN; aged 15 weeks.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Martin Richard AHSWIN was held at the Supremem Court buildings yesterday, Mr F.W. GARNER, Deputy Assignee, in the chair. The debtor was represented by Mr SHEATH, Mr CORNFORD appearing for a creditor, and Mr M'LEAN for the Assignee. The debtor was examined at considerable length, and the meeting was adjourned till Wednesday next.
HB Herald, Friday January 28th 1887
Death -
JOLL - At his late residence, Havelock, Hastings. David Josiah JOLL; aged 35 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence to-day at 2 p.m.

Messrs HOFFMAN and Sons have leased for three years the shop in the New Zealand Insurance Company's buildings, Hastigs-street, and intend opening a permanent branch of their Auckland business in Napier for the sale of musical instruments.

Mr J.T. CARR, C.E., yesterday commenced the work of surveying the tramway route across the lagoon, he reports that the ground is very favourable, and that the cost of constructing this direct line is likely to be much less than if the tramway had been laid as at first intended. The line will commence at a point near the railway station, and will strike the Taradale-road near the Park Company's racecourse.

At a meeting last evening of the committee representing the Artillery and Rifle Volunteers, there was a full muster of officers and members. Captain BLYTHE occupied the chair. Three plans for the drill shed were sent in by local architects, and after considerable discussion the one designed by Mr DUGLEBY was accepted. Captain BLYTHE and M'LEAN, Lieutenant M'CARTNEY, and Sergeant TAIT were deputed to confer with the architect, and to cause a speedy commencement of building operations. For this purpose, the committee will pay the site of the proposed shed a visit this morning.
HB Herald, Saturday January 29th 1887
Death -
THOMPSON - On the 28th January, at Enfield-road, Anne, beloved wife of Mr G. THOMPSON, aged 41 years.
The fueral will leave the residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

The following passengers arrived in Napier last night from Taupo by GRIFFITH's coach:- Mr and Mrs O'CONNOR, Mrs CARO and son, Mr B.L. PIRANI, Mr D. HOLT, and Mr PRESTIGE. The following tourists from Australia will leave for Rotorua by a special coach this morning:- Mr and Mrs G.H. CLARK and Mr TAYLOR.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of James LAWTON, of Taradale, was held at the Supreme Court buildings yesterday. Mr F.W. GARNER, Deputy Assignee, occupied the chair, being represented by Mr BEGG. The debtor was represented by Mr LASCELLES. There were 36 unsecured creditors represented in the debtor's statement, the liabilities being 496 pounds 12s 6d, and the assets 98 pounds. The bankrupt was examined at some length by Mr BEGG, and the meeting adjourned.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs E. LYNDON and M.S. BELL, J.P.'s,
Thomas RYAN was charged with drunkenness. It appeared from a statement made by Sergeant O'GRADY that on the preceding evening defendant was observed taking a peculiar kind of bath near the breakwater. He had got a rope, one end of which was fast on shore, tied round his waist, and he was standing in the surf getting a severe buffeting. He was dragged ashore by means of his cable attachment, when it was found that he was in a most stupid condition from drink. He had recently come from Woodville to Napier. Defendant said that he had been drinking, and feeling the effects of his potations he was taking a sea bath to restore himself to a normal condition. Defendant was discharged with a caution.
HB Herald, Monday January 31st 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Messrs J.S. CARO and W.R. BLYTHE, J.P.'S,
Eugene SULLIVAN and James GERMANLEY were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. The last named defendant was also fined 1 pound and costs for resisting Constable CALLAN in the execution of his duty.
HB Herald, Tuesday February 1st 1887
Birth -
CHAMBERS - At Havelock, on January 29th, the wife of T.M. CHAMBERS, of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Michael DALY was fined 1 pound and costs for drunkenness, the alternative being four days' hard labor. Three previous convictions had been recorded against defendant.
John MONAGHAN, for drunkenness, was fined 5s and costs.
William RUDDICK was fined 3s and costs for allowing three horses to wander at Clive.
David CROWE, for allowing two horses to wander at Taradale was fined 5s and costs.
Charles REARDON was fined 15s and costs for allowing one horse to wander in Napier.
John MONAGHAN and Caroline BULLEY were each fined 1s and costs, and Robert M'AULEY was fined 3s and costs for cattle trespass.
In several other similar cases the charges were dismissed in consequence of the defendants having paid heavy pound fees.
HB Herald - Wednesday February 2nd 1887
A man named RYAN was yesterday arrested by Detective GRACE on a charge of stealing a kit of carpenters' tools.

Mr Taylor WHITE, of Upper Wainui, having met with an accident through a piece of falling wood piercing his left eye-ball, is at present an inmate of the Waipukurau hospital.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Patrick MULLIGAN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Albert HERD and James CONNOR were similarly dealt with for similar breaches of the law.

The following civil cases were disposed of at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., presiding:-
SELBY v. M'CARTLE, claim 1 pound 1s.
LEVY v. TURNER, claim 4 pounds 10s.
Theatre Royal Company v. ROBSON, claim 7 pounds 10s.
Same v. THOMPSON, claim 7 pounds 13s 4d.
TAYLOR v. WAHOPANGO, claim 1 pound 13s 6d.
MARCHANT v. MOORE, claim 30 pounds.
RADDICK v. HOOPER, claim 7 pounds.
MADDEN v. PALLISON and BOYLE, claim 10 pounds 13s 6d.

HB Herald , Thursday February 3rd 1887
Two requisitions asking Messrs J.G. KINROSS and N. KETTLE to allow themselves to be nominated for seats on the Harbor Board were circulated at the Spit yesterday, and each received the signatures of about 100 ratepayers.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr DUNCAN, J.P.,
Daniel COLLINS, with several aliases, was charged with the larceny of a carpenter's tool-chest and some clothes. Accused was remanded till this day (Thursday).
Thomas PATON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
George M'ALLISTER, charged with drunkenness, was remanded till Saturday, as he appeared to be suffering from mental aberration.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Martin Richard ASHWIN was held at the Supreme Court buildings yesterday. Mr F.W. GARNER, Deputy Assignee, in the chair. Mr M'LEAN appeared for the assignee, Mr SHEATH for the debtor, and Mr CORNFORD for a creditor. The assignee stated that he was dissatisfied with the condition of the estate, and the opinion of the bailiff who was placed in possession was that a quantity of assets had been "planted." Some of the property seized by the assignee had been claimed by the debtor's sons. It was decided to sell by auction all realisable stock, and to appoint an agent to collect the book debts.
HB Herald, Friday February 4th 1887
Death -
TUCKWELL - At Emerson-street, Napier, on February 4, William TUCKWELL, aged 24.

The following team will represent the Rovers on Saturday against the Union Cricket Club on the Recreation Ground:
W.F.I. ANDERSON, C.H. CATO, I.J. CATO, CHILDS, DAVIS, FINCH, GIBBONS, HARDEN, J. LIDDLE,
G. NEWTON, STUBBS, and WOOD. Emergencies - N. KENNEDY and H. NEWTON. The match will begin at
1.30 p.m. sharp.

The chief criminal business at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday was a charge of stealing a kit of carpenter's tools and some clothing, value 5 pounds, the property of Alfred HERD. The accused is known under the different names of David COLLIS, MURPHY, and WESTON. The prosecutor had been staying at the Star Hotel, looking for work. He got employment a few days ago, and left his tools on the verandah while he went for a trap. When he returned the tools had disappeared. Prisoner afterwards offered them for sale to a second-hand dealer named MONTAGUE, asking 3 pounds for them, but ultimately he accepted 1 pound for them. He gave MONTAGUE a fictitious name, and said he wanted to sell the tools as he was going up-country to work on a station. Prisoner was sentenced to six months' hard labor.
HB Herald, Saturday February 5th 1887
Typo is the name of a new monthly, published by Mr R.C. HARDING, of this town, and designed specially for circulation amongst printers, booksellers, and those of kindred trades. The first number contains articles both useful and interesting, and we wish every success to the venture.

Messrs J.W. NEAL, J.C. M'VAY, H.C. ROBJOHNS, S. CARNELL, H.P. COHEN, and J. CAMPBELL were yesterday nominated for the three vacant seats on the Harbor Board. We understand, however, that Mr COHEN does not intend to go to the poll, but will withdraw in Mr ROBJOHNS's favor.

Sergeant-Major O'GRADY carries with him to Oamaru a substantial mark of the respect and esteem felt towards him by his subordinates, who yesterday presented him with a purse of sovereigns. Sergenat-Major O'GRADY has by his courtesy and gentlemanly bearing in the discharge of his duties made many friends in Napier, who will be sorry to hear of his removal.
HB Herald, Monday February 7th 1887
Death -
GORMAN - On the 5th February, 1887, at the Criterion Hotel, James Bruce GORMAN, aged 9 months and 10 days.

The foundations for Messrs HOADLEY and Co's new offices have been completed by the contractors, Messrs GLENDINNING and GRIFFEN. The superstructure will be in brick and cement, and will be one of the handsomest buildings in Napier.

Mr Charles SPENCER, oldest son of Dr SPENCER, is the only New Zealand candidate for the Gilchrist scholarship of
100 pounds per annum, tenable for three years, on condition that the holder pursues his studies at an English University. The examination begins to-day, before Inspector HILL.

The business before Captain PREECE, R.M., on Saturday, was unimportant.
Otto JOHNSON was muleted in the usual penalty for drunkenness, and had also to pay 2s and costs for travelling on the railway from the Spit to Napier without a ticket.
George M'ALISTER also had to pay a fine for loving (the bottle) not wisely but too well.

HB Herald, Tuesday February 8th 1887
Death -
BROWN - On the 6th February, 1887, at Napier Hospital, of dysentery, Gustavus BROWN, late of Mr ANDERSON's station, Kereru, aged 27 years.
The funeral wil leave the Hospital this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock.

The friends of Mr C.H. LAWS will be pleased to learn that he has successfully matriculated at the late University examinations.

The public are warned that counterfeit money has found its way to Napier. The coin imitated by the counterfeiters is the half-crown of the reign of George III.

Mr J.R. LANAUZE, who retires from the service of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, will be succeeded by Mr J.N. ROBINSON, from Canterbury. Mr ROBINSON comes here with a first-class business reputation, and the Loan and Mercantile Agency Company is to be congratulated on the addition to its staff of a gentleman whose sterling qualities have won for him hosts of friends in the South Island.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Samuel GRAHAM was fined 1 pound and costs for exposing for sale at the Hastings show yards on the 26th ult. sheep infected with lice.
Alexander SKENE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
James GORMAN, for a similar offence, was fined 10s and costs.
John TRACY, for driving round a corner at faster than a walking pace, was fined 5s and costs.
HB Herald, Wednesday February 9th 1887
Master Percy CARO, son of Dr. CARO, of Napier, has passed his matriculation examination in science and arts, standing twenty-seventh out of nearly 300 candidates. He headed the list of Nelson students who passed.

A four-roomed house at Woodville was destroyed by fire on the night of the 4th inst. The building was the property of Mr MURRAY, but was unoccupied. It is supposed that the fire spread to the building from the grass and stumps that were ablaze all round. The house was insured for 100 pounds in the Northern office.

Recently in connection with the bankrupt estate of Edward ASHTON, the Deputy Assignee sought to obtain from the Registrar of the Supreme Court a declaration that a payment of 718 pounds to Mr H.C. ROBJOHNS was a preferential payment under the Act. The Registrar has ruled that a recent order by the Court removes from him authority to proceed in such cases, and argument will be heard by a Judge of the Supreme Court.
HB Herald, Thursday February 10th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs S. LOCKE and E. LYNDON, J.P.'s Peter QUINN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald - Friday February 11th 1887
Mr HODDINOTT, the newly-appointed assistant master at the Napier High School, arrived on Tuesday morning by the Manapouri, and has commenced his duties. He is a student of several years' standing at Canterbury College, New Zealand University, where he has always taken very high positions in his subjects. In addition to other honors he has gained in his College, he is the exhibitioner in natural science for 1886.
HB Herald, Saturday February 12th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Daniel HOLMES was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. He was not asked what his opinion about the depression was. The bloated oligarchs who constitute society, and who run magistrates, will not condescend to question the sturdy plebian on financial topics - they haughtily command payment and tyrannically enforce it.

A child-beating case was heard in the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M. A laborer named ELKINGTON pleaded guilty to having "assaulted and beaten" his female child, aged three years, on the 3rd of February. Detective GRACE stated that he visited the house on the date mentioned, and found that the child had been severely beaten. There were bruises upon the child. The defendant admitted having thrashed the child, and getting excited he beat it more severely than he should. He used a light piece of wood first, and then used his open hand. His Worship having examined the marks upon the child, Inspector BULLEN stated that defendant bore the character of being a respectable and very hard-working man, and had a family to keep. His Worship described the case as a gross one, as defendant had lost his temper and beaten a delicate child of tender years. As he bore a good character a heavy punishment would not be inflicted, but he was liable to six months' imprisonment. Defendant was fined 3 pounds and costs, or in default two months' hard labor, and was ordered to find one surety in 25 pounds to keep the peace for six months. His Worship told defendant that he would have been sent to gaol without the option of a fine but for his wife and family. He was allowed a week to pay the fine.
HB Herald, Tuesday February 15th 1887
Births -
WARNOCK - At Greenmeadows, Taradale, on the 11th February, the wife of John WARNOCK, of a son.
HOGG - At Tomoana, on the 13th February, the wife of T.A. HOGG, of a daughter.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows:- "The following have been nominated for rabbit prevention trustees:
Messrs C.L. MACKERSEY, T. CROSSE, A. M'HARDY, H. HANDYSIDE, and A.H. PRICE.

The Napier Rifle Cadets mustered for drill last evening in Waterworth's Hall, Sergeant-major NELSON being in charge. After some very smart drill the company unanimously elected Mr D.A. STURROCK lieutenant. The predictions relative to the efficiency of this corps seem likely to be realised, as a smarter lot of lads would be difficult to find.

Mr William COWPER SMITH, M.H.R., has great penetration. He has discovered that neither Mr R. HARDING nor
Mr J.D. ORMOND is able or willing to represent Waipawa County. As both gentleman happen to be ratepayers of Waipawa County, and Mr ORMOND is very heavily rated in Patangata County, the discovery made by Mr SMITH, M.H.R., must be regarded as wonderful. Perhaps almost as surprising to him, after certain action, is that there should be a full attendance at the meeting to elect representatives.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
John ROACH was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
John PRINGLE was fined 5s and costs for a similar first offence.
Henry GARDINER pleaded guilty to having stolen in October, 1885, a cheque for 13 pounds 10s, the property of James A. TURNER, commission agent. It appeared from the evidence that in that month and year accused cleaned out Mr TURNER's offices, and took advantage of the opportunity to steal the cheque referred to from a drawer in the office. He afterwards cashed the cheque at Hastings. Later he left this province for Auckland, where he remained till the other day, when he voiluntarily gave himself up to the police. He was forwarded here to be dealt with. His Worship sentenced accused to six months' hard labor.
HB Herald, Wednesday February 16th 1887
The trustees in the assigned estate of A.W.L. COTTRELL are paying a first dividend of 2s in the pound. They expect to pay a second small dividend, probably less than one shilling.

Mr H. WILLIAMS has resigned his seat on the Hospital Board, his position as part proprietor of a newspaper performing work for the Board being a ground of disqualification under the Act, involving penalties if disregarded.

Mr E.A. HAGGEN has resigned his seats on the Education Board and Crown Lands Board. In doing so he has given no reason for his retirement. Mr HAGGEN has been a useful member of both bodies, and a worse man may take his place. He entered public life under unfortunate auspices, as the nominee and representative of a party not in favor with honest men, but he proved himself superior to his surroundings, and refused to become the cat's-paw to pull other men's chestnuts out of the fire.

Another boating accident occurred at Napier on Saturday afternoon, and it is though three persons have lost their lives. Captain EDIE, of the steamer Mararoa, informs us that while his vessel was lying in the offing he saw a sailing boat containing three persons capsize. There were several boats sailing about in close proximity at the time of the accident, or Captain EDIE would have lowered one of his own. He watched the accident through his glass, and gives it as his opinion that the three unfortunate occupants were drowned, as he never saw them rise to the surface after once going under the water. The boat was an open one, and was sailing at the time, and being struck by a sudden squall, heeled over and filled before those on board could get her righted.

The following civil cases were disposed of at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday:-
MOORE v. MERRITT, claim 54 pounds 12s 1d.
LASCELLES v. KRAUSE, claim 5 pounds 15s 8d.
RYAN v. LARRIGAN, claim 3 pounds 10s.
TAIT and MILLS v. GOODYEAR, claim 1 pound 1sz.
BENNETT v. BELL, claim 7 pounds 8s 3d.
LARGE v. GOODYEAR, claim 4 pounds 12s.
BOWES v. P. PALMER, claim 4 pounds
TURTON and TANNER v. PERFECT, claim 20 pouds.
ROULSTON and O'KANE v. DAWSON, claim 1 pounds 7s 6d.
HARDY and SIDEY v. Robert COOPER, judgment debt of 674 pounds 17s. Debtor ordered to pay on or before the 28th inst., or to be imprisoned for 21 days.

A peculiar assault case was heard at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday. Charles SELBY, butcher was charged with assaulting Constable WEATHERED at Clive on the 14th instant. (Details on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Thursday February 17th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr T.K. NEWTON, J.P., Henry DONOGHUE and Allan M'RAE were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald, Friday February 18th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Albert CLEMMENSEN was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness. Defendant had an alias in the charge sheet, but this did not result in the fine being reduced, probably because of an unreasoning prejudice against people whose real names are in doubt.
HB Herald, Saturday February 19th 1887
The Havelock school committee met on Thursday evening, and voted for Messrs SIDEY, SWAN, and WHITE as their representatives upon the Education Board.

Messrs F.W. COLLINS and Co., have just completed to the order of Mr H.S. TIFFEN a very handsome gold medal, which is to be presented to the dux of the Girls' High School. The design of the medal is a handsome foliated Maltese cross, prettily chased and enriched. On one side the centre of the medal bears the inscription "Girls' High School, Napier. The Tiffen medal.: On the other side is inscribed the name of the fortunate "dux," Miss Emily FERGUSON.
HB Herald, Monday Feb. 21st 1887
Death -
MOORE - At 96 Chester-street, Christchurch, on February 18th. Elizabeth, relict of late T. MOORE, M.D. aged 79.

We regret to announce the sudden death of Sergeant-Major NELSON, which took place at a few minutes past 6 o'clock on Saturday. The Sergeant-Major had just left the hospital, having gone over there from the barracks to take some volunteer papers to Mr MAHON. Upon his return to the barracks he was applied to by somebody who wanted to store some dynamite, and while in the act of saying that the explosive could not be placed in the magazine he fell down at full length and was dead in a few seconds. Mr D. FOX ran over to the hospital, and Mr MAHON hurried to the barracks with restoratives, but only to find that Sergeant-Major NELSON had grounded arms for ever and was beyond the reach of mortal aid. The cause of the sudden death was rupture of an aneurism, and heart disease generally, from which the deceased had suffered for several years past. (There is a lengthy report which is available by request - Judy). The deceased's funeral will be a military one, and will take place this afternoon, the procession leaving the barracks for the cemetery at 3 o'clock.

A sad accident occurred at Meanee on Saturday, which resulted in the death of a little boy named John CANTLIN, aged 9 years. He was out riding on a pet pony used by the family, and must have been thrown, as he was found by his father lying insensible. The injured lad was conveyed to the hospital, but never recovered consciousness, dying last evening. The injuries received were very severe, and in addition to injuries to the skull the little fellow's shoulder was fractured. An inquest will be held to-day.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
John CUSTER was charged with being illegally on premises. The prosecutor did not wish to press the charge, and the case was dismissed. Accused was further charged with breaking a large window, but as it was shown that the damage done was accidentally ensued, accused would have to be proceeded against civilly.
In the case of Alexander WARD, charged with failing to support his wife, Anna WARD, an adjournment was granted in order that defendant might arrange to allow his wife 1 pound per week.

George PLESTED, manager of Mr E.R. CONROY's butchering establishment at the Spit, made a determined attempt to commit suicide on Saturday by cutting his throat. The rash act was committed with a large knife taken from the shop. An alarm was raised, and Dr MOORE was sent for. He ordered PLESTED's removal to the hospital, where it was found that the windpipe was completely severed. Dr MENZIES sewed up the wound and had PLESTED conveyed to a private ward. Last night he was in a serious condition. He had been drinking heavily before making the attempt.

Mr JACOBS' fancy repository narrowly escaped destruction by fire on Saturday night. A composite candle was burning on a table in an upper room, and either from the heat of the weather, or some other cause, collapsed in the centre and bent right over, the lighted wick setting fire to some part of the table furnishings. Luckily the blaze was observed, and an alarm was quickly raised. A few strokes of the fire-bell rang out, but fortunately there was no necessity for the brigade's appliances, as the fire was extinguished by those upon the premises, assisted by some neighbors.

At 4 o'clock yesterday morning a tremendous peal was rung upon the town firebell, and people began to muster from all parts of the town. Members of the brigade were rapidly at the station, and the engines were being got out when a messenger arrived in a breathless hurry to say the fire was out. It appears that a window curtain became ignited at a house in Carlyle-street, occupied by Mr WRIGHTSON and his family, who were awakened by the glare. Mr MOFFATT, the night watchman, raised an alarm, but those in the house succeeded in extinguishing the flames without the assistance of the brigade.
HB Herald , Tuesday Feb. 22nd 1887
Marriage -
WILLIAMSON-WHITEMAN - On February 19th, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. W. BAUMBER,
James P. WILLIAMSON, youngest sone of the late William WILLIAMSON, Yorkshire, England, to Clara A. WHITEMAN, eldest daughter of W.T. WHITEMAN, Napier.

Death -
NELSON - At Napier, on the 19th of February, Joseph William NELSON; aged 41 years, Sergeant-Major of Militia and Volunteers, late of Eanis, County Clare, Ireland.

Mr and Mrs CHAMBERS, Mr and Mrs Allan M'LEAN, and Mr J.S. MOLLER will leave for Taupo this morning in one of GRIFFITHS' special coaches. Mr P.S. M'LEAN and Mr J. Hunter BROWN will also leave for the same district this morning in another special coach of GRIFFITHS'. The parties will be away from town about a fortnight.

The Napier Rifle Cadets mustered in good force in Waterworth's Hall last evening, there being 59 on parade out of a full strength of 63. Of those absent three were away on leave. Out of respect to the memory of the late Sergeant-Major NELSON there was no drill, and after a few matters connected with the company were dealt with the lads were dismissed.

The borough valuer, Mr R. WILLIAMS, is about to take a trip to England for the benefit of his health. As he has been a member of the Working Men's Club since the institution was formed, the members will wish him bon voyage on Thursday evening in a practical way by presenting him with a testimonial.

A peculiar case of alleged assault was heard at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday. William HAYNES, a small young man, was charged with assaulting on the 12th inst. a full-sized colored woman named Louisa BOURDON, who has been before the Court on several occasions. (A full report by request - Judy).

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
George JENKINS was charged with carrying too many passengers in an omnibus driven by him. His Worship dismissed the case on the ground that it was the first of its kind brought before the Court.
Charles Ocean THOMPSON and Matthew GOOODYER were each fined 10s and costs, and William M'KINLEY was fined 5s and costs for allowing horses to stray.
Michael RILEY was fined 10s and costs for leaving a hackney cariage unattended.
Harry FAULKER was charged with driving over a railway crossing while a train was in close proximity. George WALLINGS, the driver of the train in question, said that on the 12th instant his train was approaching the Waitangi crossing, and he saw defendant driving a carriage and pair of grey horses. Whistled three times, but defendant did not stop, and the carriage went over the crossing when the train was only 30 yards away. Two railway employees, respectively named WHITCOMBE and JEFFARES, also gave evidence. The defendant gave a different version of the affair, and called as witnesses two passengers who were in his cab at the time. His Worship said that there appeared to be a doubt about the case, and he would give defendant the benefit of it. The case was accordingly dismissed.

The Garrison Corps, including the High School cadets and the Garrison Band, assembled in Clive-square at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon to take part in the milirary funeral of the late Drill Instructor Sergeant-Major NELSON. There was a good muster, 171 all told, the total being made up as follows:-
Major GARNER, in command
Band, 17
Navals (under Lieutenant BELL), 48
Artillery (Lieutanant M'CARTNEY), 32
Rifles (Captain BLYTHE), 38
High School Cadets (Captain WOOD), 35
Captain ADAMS of the Rifle Cadets, was also present, attached to the High School cadets.
A full report on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Wednesday Feb. 23rd 1887
Death -
BISHOP - At Hastings, on 22nd February, Vernon Clay, son of Thomas and Elizabeth BISHOP, aged 5 months.
The funeral will leave for Havelock cemetery at 3 p.m. this day.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas RICE was charged with the larceny of a cheque for 2 pounds 10s, the property of Mr W.H. DUNCAN, on the
31st ult.
Arc hibald FINLAY was fined 1 pound and costs for drunkenness, it not being his first offence. A charge of using obscene language brought against the same defendant was dismissed with a caution.
HB Herald, Thursday Feb. 24th 1887
Birth -
BAKER - At Roslyn-road, on the 23rd February, the wife of Horace BAKER, of a son.

An inquest was held at Hastings yesterday in connection with the sudden death of a Dane named OSTERBAL. The medical evidence showed that deceased died from apoplexy, and a verdict of death from natural causes was returned.

Captain ADAMS desires to acknowledge with thanks the following additional subscriptions to the Napier Rifle Cadet uniform fund:-
Lieutenant STURROCK, 1 pound 1s.
Messrs NELL and Co. (Dunedin), 1 pound 1s.
Mr J. FERGUSON, 10s.
Mr H. HILL, 5s.
Mr F. SUTTON, 5s.
Mr HADFORD, 2s.
HB Herald, Friday Feb. 25th 1887
Birth -
SWAN - At Gateshead Villa, Napier, on the 23rd February, the wife of G.H. SWAN, of a daughter.

Mr G. PLESTED, whose unfortunate attempt upon his life was recently reported, was allowed to leave the hospital yesterday, and to be taken to his own home. He is fast recovering from the effects of his wound, and will soon be about again.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., James CRONAN was charged with drunkenness. The defendant, who admitted having been slightly "overcome" by a few brandies with port wine, was dismissed with a caution.

A curious case was heard at the RM Court yesterday. Thomas RICE, who was defended by Mr LEE, was charged with stealing a cheque for 2 pounds 10s, the property of Mr W.H. DUNCAN, on the 31st of January last.
(Full details on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Saturday Feb. 26th 1887
A most brilliant meteor passed over Napier last evening about 9 o'clock. It made a rushing noise in its passage, and left behind it a train of light which faded very gradually, and looked like the tail of a comet while it remained visible.

HB Herald, Tuesday March 1, 1887

Birth -
HARDING - At Pungarehu, Havelock, on the 27th February, the wife of W.B. HARDING, of a son.

The man CORBETT, who recently left his wife and family in a hotel, to be taken charge of by the Charitable Aid Board, originally came from Wanganui to this district. The family sojourned a little time at nearly all the townships between Wanganui and Te Aute. CORBETT had a horse at Kaikora, and brought it with him to Napier when he and his family came by train to town. After leving his wife and family at the hotel he rode off on the horse a la gay cavalier. Competent authorities have decided that he has not deserted his wife and family, but has only "gone to look for work,: and that he may perchance come back again before many years have rolled by.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. REECE, R.M., a recent addition to the population of Napier named RAWLINSON was fined 3 pounds and costs for travelling from Wellington to this port in the s.s. Wairarapa without paying his fare.
Albert PLUMMER, charged with stealing a whip, stated that his son found the article. He brought the youngster into Court to depose to the finding. His Worship was satisfied that the whip had been stolen, but whether by father or son was not clear. Accused would therefore be given the benefit of the doubt, and be discharged.
Leslie ALLEN and James SMITH were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Henry SYLVESTER and George WHITAKER, two lads, pleaded guilty to stealing fruit from the garden of Rees WATKINS, and were each fined 15s and costs.
Edmond MORTIMER, charged with disorderly behaviour, was remanded till Monday next at the request of Mr DICK, bail being allowed.
Edwin COX, ThomasMcCORMICK, and Sylvester EGAN were each fined 2s and costs for keeping goats on unenclosed land.
Thomas HENDERSON was fined 5s and costs for leaving a horse and vehicle unattended.
Charles Clement WATSON pleaded not guilty to a charge of using abusive language to Thomas BOYD on Tuesday last at Port Ahuriri. Defendant failed to convince the Court of his innocence, and was fined 1 pound with costs and witnesses' expenses 1 pound 10s, the alternative being 14 days' hard labor. Charles Clement WATSON decided to go to gaol.
Birth -
HARDING - At Pungarehu, Havelock, on the 27th February, the wife of W.B. HARDING, of a son.

The man CORBETT, who recently left his wife and family in a hotel, to be taken charge of by the Charitable Aid Board, originally came from Wanganui to this district. The family sojourned a little time at nearly all the townships between Wanganui and Te Aute. CORBETT had a horse at Kaikora, and brought it with him to Napier when he and his family came by train to town. After leving his wife and family at the hotel he rode off on the horse a la gay cavalier. Competent authorities have decided that he has not deserted his wife and family, but has only "gone to look for work,: and that he may perchance come back again before many years have rolled by.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. REECE, R.M., a recent addition to the population of Napier named RAWLINSON was fined 3 pounds and costs for travelling from Wellington to this port in the s.s. Wairarapa without paying his fare.
Albert PLUMMER, charged with stealing a whip, stated that his son found the article. He brought the youngster into Court to depose to the finding. His Worship was satisfied that the whip had been stolen, but whether by father or son was not clear. Accused would therefore be given the benefit of the doubt, and be discharged.
Leslie ALLEN and James SMITH were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Henry SYLVESTER and George WHITAKER, two lads, pleaded guilty to stealing fruit from the garden of Rees WATKINS, and were each fined 15s and costs.
Edmond MORTIMER, charged with disorderly behaviour, was remanded till Monday next at the request of Mr DICK, bail being allowed.
Edwin COX, ThomasMcCORMICK, and Sylvester EGAN were each fined 2s and costs for keeping goats on unenclosed land.
Thomas HENDERSON was fined 5s and costs for leaving a horse and vehicle unattended.
Charles Clement WATSON pleaded not guilty to a charge of using abusive language to Thomas BOYD on Tuesday last at Port Ahuriri. Defendant failed to convince the Court of his innocence, and was fined 1 pound with costs and witnesses' expenses 1 pound 10s, the alternative being 14 days' hard labor. Charles Clement WATSON decided to go to gaol.
HB Herald, Wednesday March 2nd 1887
Marriage -
SHERLOCK-BEALE - On February 28th, at Epiphany Church, Ormondville, by the Bishop of Waiapu, Arthur, third son of Adam SHERLOCK,. of the Thames, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Wm. Hy. BEALE, Ormondville. Auckland and Thames papers please copy.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Charles HARMER, late a store-keeper at Clyde, Wairoa, was held at the Court-house yesterday. The Deputy Assignee presided, and was represented by Mr BEGG. There were 19 unsecured creditors in the estate, representing 816 pounds, 18s 10d, a secured creditor for 600 pounds and the value of the security was estimated at 480 pounds. The result of the meeting was to show that Mr HARMER had not been a good book-keeper; that he had been unfortunate; had suffered very greatly from painful and long-continued illness which had prevented him from attending to his business, and that there was nothing for the creditors.

Patrick CORBETT, who recently brought his wife and family to Napier, took quarters for them at an hotel, and rode away on a horse he had brought from Kaikora, leaving those dependent upon him to become a charge upon the rates, has sent from the country the following letter to his wife:-
"Mrs CORBETT, - I wish to know how you and the children are getting on, and if you have sufficient food. I am working here for a few days. If I am not here long I will sell the horse and go back to Napier and insist upon the Government to find me work. If I am here any length of time I will send you some money. Please to answer this as quick as you can, as I am anxious to know how you are situated. - Yours truly, Patrick CORBETT.
HB Herald, Thursday, March 3rd 1887
Death -
WHITE - At Oakbourne, on the 1st March, Mabel Eliza, daughter of John and Fanny WHITE, aged 10 months.

P.O. Hugh CONNOR, of the Naval Artillery, has received from Wellington a New Zealand war medal in lieu of the original which he lost while saving a man from drowning at the Port a long time ago. The Government took time to forward the medal, as application was made for it some nine months ago.

A cable message from London recently received at Wellington announced that Mr F.W. HODDINOT, of the Napier High School, and Mr O.T.J. ALPERS, well known in Napier, have passed the first half of the examination for the B.A. degree. The matriculation list also shows that out of 15 of Mr ALPERS' private pupils sent up for that examination all but two passed.
HB Herald, Friday, March 4th 1887
Sergeant Patrick John CAREY, late of the 70th regiment, arrived by the s.s. Australia yesterday to fill the position of drill-instructor to the Hawke's Bay Volunteers, in the place of the late Sergeant-Major NELSON. Sergeant CAREY was in Napier about 22 years ago, when he took his discharge from the 70th regiment.
HB Herald, Saturday, March 5th 1887
Marriage -
CARNELL-PETT - At the Chief Post-office, Napier, on the 17th of February, by the Registrar, Walter Henry, second son of Samuel CARNELL, to Matilda Hannah PETT, youngest daughter of John PETT, Gillingham, Kent, England.

Death -
LOWTEN - On the 4th March, at her residence, Carlyle-street, Lucy Catherine (Kate), the beloved wife of Lowten LOWTEN, aged 65 years. Liverpool (England) papers please copy.
The funeral will leave her late residence to-morrow (Sunday) at 3 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
T.P. FULLER, undertaker.

The following passengers arrived in Napier from Taupo last night by GRIFFITH's coach:- Messrs Allan M'LEAN,
J.S. MOLLER, J.W. DUDGEON, D.S. KINROSS, J. JOHNSTONE, M'CAUSLAND, R.J.D. SELLAR, and F. JUDGE.

One or two of the Navals expressed surprise on Thursday night that Captain DUNCAN was not present at the ball. They will be sorry to learn that his absence was due to the sudden indisposition of Mrs DUNCAN, who was taken dangerously ill a short time before the hour at which they were to start for the Spit.

The licensing committee for the borough met yesterday, Mr H.S. TIFFEN in the chair. The police reported favorably on the conduct of all the hotels in the borough. The license of the Albion Hotel was transferred from Mr G. WHITE to Mr R. COLE, and Mr WATT was granted an extension of time for carrying out improvements to the Shakespeare Hotel.
HB Herald, Monday March 7th 1887
Births -
FRAME - At Beach Road, Napier, on the 3rd instant, the wife of D.B. FRAME, of a daughter.
WHITEMAN - At Brewster-street, Napier, on the 3rd instant, the wife of W.T. WHITEMAN, junior, of a daughter.

A sitting of the Court at Herbertville was held on the 2nd inst., before Mr A.H. PRICE, J.P., to deal with the case of James KENNEDY, who managed to get very thoroughly drunk on the preceding day. He did not appear, forfeiting his bail of 1 pound.

It has transpired that Mr Thomas REYOLDS, of Havelock, has met with his death by drowning. Yesterday morning his body was found on the beach near the mouth of the Ngaruroro by a lad named JEFFARES, who caused information to be conveyed to the police. Deceased was 64 years of age. He had been very low-spirited for about a week prior to Friday last, when he was last seen alive by Mrs REYNOLDS at about 10.30 o'clock.
HB Herald, Tuesday March 8th 1887
Births -
NICHOL - On March 7th, at Coote-road, the wife of Mr James NICHOL, of a daughter.
KETTLE - At Te Whare, Napier, on 7th March, the wife of N. KETTLE, of a son.

Death-
GLENNY - At Taradale, on March ?, Robert M. GLENNY, late of Napier, aged 88 years. Auckland papers please copy.

Two children aged three and five years respectively, the offspring of a man named SNELLER, have been taken charge of by the Charitable Aid Board, and the father will be prosecuted. The poor little things have been sleeping in hedges and ditches by night for some time, and begging food by day. The father is able-bodied, but prefers dissipation to working for his family.

Mr Daniel HUNT, an old and well-known resident at the Spit, met with a nasty accident on Saturday by which one of his legs was broken just above the ankle. It appears that he was driving a dray loaded with heavy sheets of iron packed on edge, and when crossing the railway line a sudden jolt caused one of the plates to topple over, jamming his leg between the plate and the side of the dray. We regret to say that on inquiring yesterday we were informed that the fracture is a very serious one.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., the charge of disorderly behaviour against Edward MORTIMER, adjourned from the preceding Monday, was dismissed.
James GRAY was charged with failing to support his wife.
Matthew TAYLOR was fined 5s and costs for allowing a horse to stray.
James DAWSON was fined 2s and costs for letting a foal wander
HB Herald, Wednesday March 9th 1887
Marriage -
NICOLS-SPEEDY - At Thompson-road, on the 8th March, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, William Hugh NICOLS, second son of William NICOLS, Gum Grove, Featherston, to Helen Duthie SPEEDY, eldest daughter of John SPEEDY, Esq., of Burnview, Wainui.

When the evening train from the country passed Mr R.P. WILLIAMS' place last evening a large grass fire was burning in two of the paddocks. The fire started in the morning close to the railway line, but at that time did not look as if it were going to spread.
HB Herald, Thursday March 10th 1887
A man named HOGAN narrowly escaped getting his brains knocked out on the Napier Park racecourse yesterday. Spade Guinea finished last in the Napier Cup, a long way behind, and when HOGAN saw the other horses go by he thought it was safe enough to go on to the course. While stooping to pass under the top rail of the fence Spade Guinea came galloping by, and by a stroke of one of her hoofs kicked off Hogan's ear, which was cut off as though by a knife, and fell upon the grass. Dr INNES was on the ground, and stitched the ear to HOGAN's head again. The injured man afterwards went to the hospital, where he is staying now. It is expected that his ear will have got properly "stuck on" again in about a week.
HB Herald, Friday March 11th 1887
Death -
MILLER - Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Peter MILLER, aged 47.
The funeral will leave for the Havelock cemetery at 3.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HB Herald, Saturday March 12th 1887
Birth -
JACOBS - At Napier, on March 10th, Mrs N. JACOBS, of a son.

Lieutenant CHICKEN has passed his examination for captain in good style, being awarded 80 per cent. of possible marks. Captain WOOD, of the High School Cadets, also passed well, getting 75 per cent.

A fire occurred at Clive yesterday in an outhouse belonging to Mr ALLEY, and quite close to his residence, resulting in the complete destruction of the building. A cart and some other goods were also burned. The residence was in danger for some time, but the efforts of a number of willing helpers finally secured its safety.
HB Herald, Monday March 14th 1887

Death -
HENDERSON - At his residence, Milton-road, on the 12th March, David HENDERSON, aged 76.

Mr. W.Y. DENNETT's youthful trainer "Jack" Woods, brother of the well-known light-weight jockey Alf. WOODS, died at Hastings on Saturday from fever. He had been ailing for some time.

Mr H. APLIN, the organist of St. Paul's Church, was unable to preside at the organ yesterday in consequence of receiving an injury to one of his hands. His place was therefore taken by one of his pupils, Miss G. BOWMAN, who acquitted herself very creditably.

Messrs LYEETT and CROSS's saw-mill at Makatoku, destroyed by fire in December last, has been re-constructed in a most substantial manner, with all the latest improvements, and is expected to resume cutting in a week's time. Great credit is due to Mr C. NORDELF, who supervised the carrying out of the works in connection with the plant.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Robert MURRAY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Joseph WILSON, alias WATSON, was charged with forging a bill of exchange at Napier on the 12th February, obtaining money by false pretences at Danevirke on the 18th of February, and forging and uttering two cheques at Napier o the 5th of March. Accused was remanded.
HB Herald, Tuesday March 15th 1887

Birth -
GEMMELL - At Hastings, on March 13th, the wife of J. GEMMELL, of a son.

Death -
BARRIE - At Cameron-road, Napier, on March 14th, Annie, the beloved wife of Peter BARRIE, of Waipukurau, aged 44.

The remains of the late John WOOD were interred in the Havelock cemetery on Sunday in the presence of a large concourse of persons. The funeral cavalcade was of great length, the deceased having been widely known and respected.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Harry LUCAS was fined 2s and costs for cutting with a knife one of the seats on the Marine-parade.
A Maori named CHARLES was fined 10s and costs for allowing a horse to wander, and several persons charged with breaches of the Police Offences Act were dismissed.

Mr James M'MURRAY, formerly proprietor of the Shamrock Hotel, and at present the proprietor of Lake House Hotel, Waihau, has been struck down by paralysis. He has lost the use of one side completely, and his head is affected. Mr M'MURRAY, who is well known to old Hawke's Bay resident, is now lying in a precarious condition at Frasertown.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Robert George WILLIAMS, of Woodville, was held in the Court-house yesterday. The debtor did not put in an appearance. The meeting passed the following resolution:- "That this meeting be adjourned to 2.15 p.m. on Friday, the 18th March, to allow the Assignee time to compel the bankrupt's attendance at the meeting, and the Assignee to report to the Court that the bankrupt has been guilty of contempt of Court, his absence from this meeting not having been satisfactorily explained."

An assault case in which two milkmen were respectively plaintiff and defendant occupied the attention of the Resident Magistrate for some time yesterday. John CAMERON was charged with assaulting Ernest BROOMHEAD.......His Worship held that even if plaintiff had acted in the mean and treacherous manner alleged that could not justify the assault. Defendant was fined 4 pounds, costs and witness's expense 1 pound 7s, and solicitor's fee 1pound 1s, in default of payment one month's hard labor. The money was paid.
HB Herald, Wednesday March 16th 1887

Mr DRAKE, the well-known bookmaker and horse owner, purchased The Shah yesterday shortly before the Napier Handicap was fun. The price paid is said to be 1000 pounds. Kangaroo was also purchased by Mr T.P. HILL, the figure at which the animal changed hands being said to be satisfactory to buyer and seller.

In the civil case of S.E. COOPER v. J. HIGGS, a claim of 22 pounds 8s for rent in which judgment had been reserved, his Worship gave his decision yesterday. Judgment was given for the amount claimed.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Henry HOFF was fined 5s and costs for being drunk in a public place.
The following civil cases were also disposed of:-
ROBERTSON v. KAHU
DICKSON v. BEERE
MURRAY v. GIBSON
SAME v. GOODYER
MILLS v. BUDD.
HB Herald, Thursday March 17th 1887

By a misprint due to cacography, "Pasha" was transmuted into "Shah" in a paragraph yesterday.

Bro. H. NAPHTALI, N.G. of the Napier Lodge of American Oddfellows, and now attending the session of the Grand Lodge in Auckland, was yesterday elected Grand Master of the Order for New Zealand.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs W.R. BLYTHE and J.S. CARO, J.P.'s,
Elizabeth SUELLAR pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing eight silk handkerchiefs, and was sentenced to one month's hard labor.

The jockey C. LAGOR, who was injured on the Hastings racecourse on Tuesday, was brought to town by the afternoon train yesterday and lodged in the hospital. The unfortunate youth is still very bad, but was manifesting signs of improvement last night.

The New Zealand Times thus refers to the death of the old Napier convict FARRELL:- "He was an exemplary prisoner. He had been in gaol for 20 years, and had never received a bad mark. He was an old soldier, and had been rhgough the Crimean war. In 1866 he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to be hung, which sentence was afterwards respited to penal servitude for life. It appears that FARRELL was addicted to drinking, and was in a state of delirium tremens at the time he killed a man named FOAN by shooting him through the head with a revolver. On two occasions lately the deceased had made application to be released from prison, but his applications on both occasions were refused.:
HB Herald, Friday March 18th 1887

Mr G.T. CROSS, the obliging secretary of the totalisator for the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club, deserves the thanks of investors at the meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and yesterday for the promp(t)itude displayed in getting dividends paid out.

HB Herald, Saturday March 19th 1887

Birth -
GRIFFIN - At the Bungalow, on March 17th, the wife of W.E. GRIFFIN, of a daughter.

The adjourned meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Robert George WILLIAMS, of Woodville, was held in the Court-house yesterday. The debtor, as on the former occasion when he was wanted, did not condescend to put in an appearance. .....The following resolution was unanimously passed:- "That the debtor, having been summoned by the Deputy Assignee to attend the meeting of creditors to be held this day, and having failed to do so, the Assignee be instructed to apply to the Court for a warrant to compel the attendance of the said debtor forthwith."

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
At the Resident Magistrate's Court to-day, before Messrs T. TANNER and F. SUTTON, J.P.'s,
Charles PIDGEON, convicted of indecent exposure on the Hastings' racecourse, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labor.
John BOYLE, for being drunk in a public place, was fined 5s and costs 2s, or 24 hours' imprisonment.
Charles HOLT, who had been admitted out on depositing 1 pound as bail, did not appear, and his bail was estreated.
George WILLIAMS was fined 10s, and costs 12s 6d, for firing a gun in a public road. He was outside STOCK's ground on the occasion of the pigeon match firing at the stray pigeons.
Chalres DONEY and Charles HAMMOND were fined 10s each, with costs 7s, for allowing horses to stray.
John DALTON was fined 1 pound, and costs 7s, for tethering a horse in a public road.
HB Herald, Monday March 21st 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., William MATTHEWS and John LYONS were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

At the last meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Robert George WILLIAMS, of Woodville, it was resolved that the debtor should be proceeded against for contempt of Court. The assignee, however, was saved the trouble of having his man arrested, as the police lodged WILLIAMS in gaol at Woodville on a charge of forgery. He was brought up at the R.M. Court on Saturday and remanded till Wednesday.

An accident occurred to Mr and Mrs M'CARTNEY yesterday, of a rather startling kind, but fortunately not attended with serious consequences. Mr and Mrs M'CARTNEY, accompanied by an infant and a lady friend, were returning from Petane in a buggy, Mr M'CARTNEY driving. When the vehicle reached the Spit side of the Petane bridge the horse drawing the buggy shied slightly. This alarmed the lady who was with Mrs M'CARTNEY, and she foolishly clutched at the right rein with a view to stopping the horse. Instead of that the animal was caused to swerve smartly round, and the buggy was overturned down the steep bank at the entrance to the bridge, all the occupants being thrown into the water. It was fortunate that it was no worse, for the bank is steep, rugged, and about 7 ft high, and the shock of the capsize caused the buggy to be broken up very much. As it was the party were only thoroughly soused. Messrs BELL and LEVY with a small party in a waggonette came driving by at the time, and conveyed the dripping ones to town.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Tuesday March 22nd 1887
Birth -
THORNTON - At River Terrace, West Clive, on the 20th March, the wife of S.G. THORNTON, of a daughter.

Mr A. M'LEAN, of Duart, has sold his interest in Soudan to Mr P. MARTIN. Although this is the only animal that has carried Mr M'LEAN's popular tartan this season, we hear that it is not the intention of that gentleman to retire permanently from the turf.

The Registrar of the Supreme Court was occupied all yesterday afternoon in hearing an appeal case, the outcome of the rejection by the Deputy Official Assignee of a proof of debt for 111 pounds 18s 6d in the estate of Henry J. BAKER. Mr GOULD, Waipawa, appeared for the appellant, Roby Thomas BRIGHOUSE, Mr M'LEAN appearing for the Assignee. A part of the claim amounting to 25 pounds was admitted, and Messrs BOWMAN and WADDELL were examined as experts by the appellant as to the custom of the lemonade and cordial manufacturing trade to charge for empty bottles not returned by customers. The proceedings were adjourned until 11 o'clock on Monday next, to enable the contesting parties in the meantime to check the accounts submitted.

Yesterday the police took samples of about 9cwt of oysters which came by the Auckland boat on Saturday for Messrs RULE and GLASSFORD, and in the afternoon the latter were charged at the Resident Magistrate's Court with having rock oysters in their possession during the close season. Mr RULE appeared and pleaded not guilty, but a fine of 1 pound and costs was imposed. An application for a re-hearing of the case will be made this morning, as Messrs RULE and GLASSFORD have since the decision received a telegram stating that the consignment consisted of mud oysters, which can now be taken.

It is better to be born lucky than rich - and the contrary is not asserted - three carpenters who were yesterday working at Mr E.W. KNOWLES' have reason to bless their stars. Mr KNOWLES' house is being enlarged, and the three men in question, respectively named FAIRHEAD, OLIVER, and ROSSITER, were at work on a scaffold about 25 ft from the ground. By some means needing explanation the scaffold gave way, and the three workmen were precipitated to the ground. Fortunately their descent took place in two instalment, as another portion of the building below the scaffold broke their fall, but even as it was each of them was badly shaken, and FAIRHEAD was for a time rendered unconscious. Dr MOORE was summoned by telephone, and was soon in attendance. Upon examination it transpired that FAIRHEAD was not seriously hurst as at first supposed, but Dr MOORE considered it advisable that the sufferer should be taken to the hospital, where he is reported to be getting on favorably. All things considered, the escape of the three men from being injured for life was marvellous.

Among the numerous applications for relief considered yesterday at the Charitable Aid Board meeting were four which were referred to the police. One was that of a poor woman who with her family was deserted by the husband and father over two years ago. At the time he went away and for a long period previously he was in a constant situation in Napier. He claimed to be doing a large business in stock and sharebroking. Many anxious inquiries were made for him by friends and business acquaintances when it was found that he had cleared out. It was decided to grant outdoor relief, and to ask the police authorities to take action. Of the other three cases one was that of two children named SNELLER. The mother is in gaol for larceny, and the father was described as dissolute and as preferring drinking to working. Another case was that of the family of the notorious CORBETT, who some time ago left those dependent upon him at the Terminus Hotel, and cleared out "to look for work." It was stated that he was at Maraekakaho earning 1 pound a week. The other case was that of a woman named NEILSEN whose husband would not maintain her. In each of the three last-named cases it was decided to take proceedings against the respective husbands.
HB Herald, Wednesday March 23rd 1887
At the first meeting of the newly appointed licensing committee for the Havelock district Mr Thomas GILPIN was re-elected chairman.

At the annual meeting of the Hawke's Bay Coursing Club..... the following committee was elected:-
Messrs A.C. LAING, F.D. LUCKIE, W. BROUGHTON, A. M'LEAN, E. TANNER, G. ELLIS, J. KELLY, J. LOPDELL, and A. WELLWOOD.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Hugh B. SCOTT, of Wellington, was charged with wife desertion and remanded until to-day.
John GILBERT was fined 5s for drunkenness.
Robert MURRAY, who had been convicted before, being muleted in the penalty of 1 pound for a similar offence.
Judgments for plaintiffs were given in
GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN v. R. HILL, claim 10 pounds 0s 6d.
RUDDOCK and FRYER v. WAHANONGA, 3 pounds 17s 7d.
R.T. SMYTHE v. H. BEY, 1 pound 4s,
SAME v. R. LAMBERT, 4 pounds 9s.
NEWTON and Co. v. W. FULFORD, 1 pound 12s.
Judgment was given in the case of STANLEY v. O'CONNELL, claim 17 pounds 1s 1d.
HB Herald, Thursday March 24th 1887
The "rock oyster" case was re-heard at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Mr LASCELLES appearing for the defendants, Messrs RULE and GLASSFORD. Mr RULE deposed that the oysters seized were shore oysters. In addition, Tom WATERWORTH, George M'VAY, and George KELLY gave evidence to the effect that they were mud oysters. The evidence of Inspector BULLEN, Sergeant CULLEN, and Constable LAWLESS, given at the former hearing was to the effect that the consignment consisted of rock oysters. His Worship said that as the evidence was so contradictory he would dismiss the case.
HB Herald, Friday March 25th 1887

Three inebriates were yesterday dealt with by Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M. Two of them, Herbert TURNER and John KELLY, were each fined 10s and costs, and James JONES for a first offence was fined 5s and costs.

It appears from the evidence given yesterday, at the inquest on the unfortunate man, PARSONAGE, that prisoners in the Napier gaol sometimes sleep three in a cell. That does not strike one as a desirable state of things.

On Wednesday afternoon an unfortunate man named PARSONAGE was sent to the gaol suffering from lunacy. He was sent there because the Government saw fit some time ago to close the Napier lunatic asylum, without at the same time making sure that no one should go insane in future, and so there was no other place but the gaol in which the poor man could find shelter. The unfortunate fellow almost battered his brains out against the cell walls, and in the morning was found stiff in death. A full report of the inquest will be found in another column, and the evidence is of such a nature that we should imagine another inquiry is certain to follow. Ministers have been appealed to for a long time to provide accommodation here for insane persons.

Another case of domestic troubles was investigated at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M. Rose LOFFLEY was charged with assaulting her husband, Edward LOFFLEY, by striking him with a poker on March 17. Mr LASCELLES appeared for complainant, and stated that the latter was constantly subjected to annoyance and assault. Agreements between the parties calculated to stop what was complained of had been drawn up, but defendant did not appear to care for them. Defendant said that the cause of all the trouble was that a servant was acting in the capacity of a second Mrs LOFFLEY. She admitted the assault, but pleaded great provocation, and also that complainant had assaulted her on the Saturday prior to the assault he now complained of. Complainant denied that his wife had any grounds for her assertion regarding the other woman, and stated that he had already discharged two servants through his wife. A witness named Patrick CROW deposed that on the evening of the date named Mrs LOFFLEY came into the room where Mr LOFFLEY was sitting and asked him to put out the lights. Mr LOFFLEY refused, whereupon his wife struck him upon the head with a slipper, and afterwards used the poker to him. His Worship said that he would inflict a light penalty, but only on condition that the defendant would behave herself in the future. She must either settle with her husband or else leave him.......Mrs LOFFLEY observed that she had no doubt of herself and husband living amicably if the other woman were sent away.
Hawkes Bay herald, Saturday March 26th 1887
Wellington, Friday.
Sailed - Manapouri, for Sydney via East Coast and Auckland. Passengers - Misses LOWATOR, CLARK, CHAMBERLAIN, KING, BESWICK, ANDERSON, O'DRISCOLL, and BUCKERIDGE; Mesdames LOWATER, CLARK, MARTIN, WARDALE, BUCKERIDGE, CLARK and two children, and ALPO; Marquis and Marchioness of HUNTLEY and two servants; Mr and Mrs NEWTON, Mr and Mrs BARRAUD, Mr and Mrs WELLGREEN and family (4); Messrs LOWATER, KING, FRASER, SINCLAIR, FISHER, MURDOCH, PRESTON, PETRE, WILLIAMS; Master HOOPER; and 12 steerage.

Mr W.H. TYLEE, accountant of the Union Bank, will leave by this morning's train for Wellington, having been removed to a more responsible position in the Union Bank there. Mr TYLEE was entertained at dinner by his numerous friends last evening.

The case which should come before the Registrar of the Supreme Couirt on Monday, in connection with the rejection by the Assignee of a proof of debt in Mr H.J. BAKER's estate, has been adjourned till Wednesday in consequence of the services of the Registrar being required for other purposes on the first-named day.

The Rover's second eleven will go to Hastings to-day to play a match against the Hawke's Bay County second eleven. The following will represent the Rovers; BIRCH, CROWLEY, D. DAVIS, HERROLD, GOODALL, KENNEDY, LIDDLE, LYNDON, PEACOCK, THOMAS (captain), and TYLEE.

Mr H.F. THOMPSON, accountant in the Colonial Bank, is about to be removed from Napier. He leaves by the Te Anau to-morrow for South, but his ultimate destination has not at present been disclosed. Mr THOMPSON's numerous friends in Napier, while pleased at his promotion, will regret his departure, as he has made himself exceedingly well liked during his six and a half years residence in this town.

Last evening a complimentary dinner was given at the Crown Hotel to Messrs W.J. TABUTEAU, W.H. TYLEE, and H.F. THOMPSON. A very pleasant evening was spent. The catering was everything that could be desired, and reflected great credit on Host BELL. The speeches made principally related to yachting and rowing matters, the three gentlemen entertained having taken a very active interest in aquatics.

The Napier district school committee held an adjourned meeting last evening to inquire into the charge of undue punishment administered by Mr M'CALLUM, third master, to a boy named TYRELL.....After reading over the evidence taken by the special visiting committe, the following resolution was carried on the motion of Mr J.C. FOWLER, seconded by Mr P. GLEN:-
"That this committee have held an inquiry into the charge of undue punishment administered to a pupil, and regrets to report that they consider the charge sustained, and that Mr M'CALLUM be instructed to withhold the cane in punishing his pupils in future, and when he thinks chastisement is necessary he shall submit the case to the head-master."
HB Herald, Monday March 28th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., John FOX and James URQUHART were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The gentleman who succeeds Mr HOGG as manager of the Napier branch of the Bank of New South Wales recently arrived in town with his family. He has since left for Christchurch, but he will return and take charge next week. Mr HOGG goes to manage the bank's business in Gisborne.
HB Herald, Tuesday March 29th 1887
Death -
CLARK - On March 28th, at Petane, Edward, infant son of Charles and Grace CLARK, aged 6 months.
The funeral will leave Mr CLARK's residence, Kaikora, for the Waipawa cemetery on Wednesday, at 2 p.m.

A special coach has been engaged from Messrs CROWTHER and M'CAULEY, Royal mail contractors, to convey Sir Robert STOUT, Lady STOUT, and party to Rotorua. They will leave Napier for that place this morning.

Messrs ROYSE and ANDERSON have received a notification from the Colonial Treasurer, stating that a diploma and medal from the Colonial and Indian Exhibition is waiting for them at the Napier Custom-house. The prize is for merino wool.

As Sir Robert STOUT is now in Napier he might do worse than make some inquiries in connection with the sad death at the gaol of the late Douglas PARSONAGE. If the Premier will look at Friday's Herald he will see the report of the inquest, and if that does not make him conclude that a departmental inquiry is needed we cannot conceive of anything that would.

Mr B.C. DEAN, for several years employed as an operator in the Napier Telegraph Department, has been removed to Dunedin at his own request. Mr DEAN, who is a most efficient operator, left with his family on Sunday by the Te Anau. The Dunedin office has secured a good man. Mr DEAN will be replaced by Mr Keith WILSON, of Auckland, who will prove an acquisition to amateur dramatic circles here.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Timothy FORAGN was charged with lunacy and was remanded for medical examination.
Rose LOFFLEY, for using abusive language to John REID, was fined 5s and costs.
Joseph Watson KENNEDY, brought up in custody on a charge of forgery, was committed for trial. The accused, it will be remembered, was committed for trial on several other similar charges last week.
HB Herald, Wednesday March 30th 1887
In our advertising columns Mr HERON announces that his customers will be supplied as usual with bread to-day, notwithstanding the fire at his bakery this morning.

We regret to learn that his Honor Mr Justice RICHMOND has been confined to his room for the past day or two with an attack of bronchitis brought on by cold. It is expected, however, that his Honor will have sufficiently recovered to be able to preside at the criminal sittings of the Supreme Court on Monday next.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Duncan M'KENZIE was fined 5s and costs, and
Thomas PATON was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
The following judgment summonses were also disposed of:-
MEBAN v. PALMER, claim 18s 6d.
BARRY v. EPERAIMA, claim 5 pounds 2s.

Mr Horace BAKER, after 20 years' service in the Survey Department, has received notice that he is no longer required.

The Napier district school committee held a special meeting last evening, to appoint the staff for the White-road school. There were eight applications for the position of head-teacher, but the choice was brought down to three local men who had the best testimonials and highest certificates. After the ballot was taken, the scrutineer declared the result in favor of Mr R. GOULDING, of Port Ahuriri school. The following pupil teachers were appointed: Misses M.E. GRAHAM, G. SUTTON, and R. CHEGWIDDEN.
HB Herald, Thursday March 31st 1887
Marriage -
LYMBURN-HORNE - On the 29th March, at Wellington, by the Rev. C.S. OGG, assisted by the Rev. D.D. RODGER, James LYMBURN, Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, to Jessie Jane, youngest daughter of the late Richard HORNE, Esq., Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
"A singular accident of a rather serious nature occurred to the child of a settler named CANTWELL, at Kopua, on Sunday last. Mr CANTWELL, it appears, was clearing a small vegetable garden of sticks that had been used for sticking peas, and throwing them over a fence close by. A young child aged about three years happened to be passing on the other side of the fence, unobserved by the father, and was struck by one of the sticks, the point of which passed right through the child's hat and pierced deeply into the skull. Dr H.A. REED was at once sent for, and on examining the would found a part of the brain protruding. He speedily dressed the wound, and ordered the patient to be removed to the county hospital, which was done yesterday morning. The little sufferer is now doing as well as can be expected.
I hear that Mr James MATHEWS, of Hampden, is relinquishing business there, and is going to take up his residence at Makatuku, where he will probably go in for sawmilling. Negotations are pending for the disposal of Mr MATHEWS' Hampden business to a well-known squatter in that locality."

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. LYNDON, J.P.,
Edward George WIGG and Elizabeth WIGG, husband and wife, were each fined 1 pound 10s for insulting behavior in a public place. Inspector BULLEN stated that defendants were quarrelling and fighting when arrested.
Annie PROUSE and Mary FISHER were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Charles Edward TAYLOR was charged with assaulting his son, a lad between seven and eight years of age, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. (Further details on request - Judy).

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