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HAWKES BAY HERALD
1887

Apr - June
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Hawkes Bay Herald, Friday April 1st 1887
Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
"Last night about midnight a house in Waipawa bush belonging to Mr Morris FLYNN, and occupied by Mr BRAHAM, was totally destroyed by fire. The origin of the fire is quite unknown......Efforts were made to save the furniture, but owing to the rapid spread of the flames very little was rescued. The house, which was a new one, was insured in the National for 150 pounds. Mr BRAHAM's furniture was insured in the North British for 200 pounds."
HB Herald, Saturday April 2nd 1887
Dr SPENCER has been appointed medical officer to the Hawke's Bay Lodge of Oddfellows, American Constitution.

Mr C.W. FORDE, well known in Napier athletic circles, is about to leave the colony for England. He was entertained at the Empire Hotel last evening by a number of his friends, who united to cordially wish him bon voyage.

We are informed that owing to so many calls upon his time Major GARNER has decided to withdraw from the Volunteer movement, and has resigned his appointment as officer commanding the district. Mr GARNER has been a prominent member of the Volunteer force for many years.

Housewives who wish to expend sixpence profitably are recommended to purchase a little work entitled "Tasty Dishes, or how to please our Lords and Masters." The book contains a number of recipes, each being designed to result in the production of a bonne bouche. Mrs MURDOCH, of Hastings, is the compiler and editor, and is to be congratulated upon having produced a very useful little book.

A grass fire occurred yesterday in the grounds attached to Mr ROBJOHN's residence.

Foreman ROBSON, of the Napier Volunteer Fire Brigade, met with a nasty accident yesterday. He was taking back the manual engine from the fire at Mr ROBJOHN's place, going by way of the Coote-road towards the beach. Mr ROBSON was in the shafts, and some other persons dragged on behind as a check against too rapid progress down the hill. The grade, however, was too steep, and the engine "took charge," finally running into the bank on the side of the road and partially capsizing. The mishap resulted in Mr ROBSON getting his head and shoulders, legs, and thighs injured. He was attended by Dr de LISLE, and was afterwards taken home. No permanently serious results are anticipated. The fore part of the engine was broken by the shock, and had to be sent to Messrs BOGLE and SIMMONDS' for repair.
HB Herald, Monday April 4th 1887
Marriage -
COMMON-M'KAIG - At Gracefield, Dumfries, Scotland, on the 20th January, 1887, by the Rev. R.W. WEIR GREYFRIAN, William Bell COMMON, of Gisborne, New Zealand, to Agnes Jessie, daughter of the late John M'KAIG, Esq.

A meteor of most extraordinary size and brilliancy passed over Napier, from west to east, on Saturday evening shortly before 8 o'clock. It was like a large fireball, pale blue in color, and in its passage left a long luminous wake. It created a loud rushing sound. After passing over Scinde Island is burst into three fragments, and fell into the bay.

Truth is the title of a new little weekly published in Wellington, Mr E.H. GRIGG, well-known in Napier, being the registered proprietor. It is described as dealing with "politics, commerce, religion, and social life". The number before us, however, is almost wholly filled with violent fulminations against the Roman Catholic Church, and praise of the Rev. Mr DOWIE and the "Salvation Army." We predict for Truth a very short existence.
HB Herald, Tuesday April 5th 1887
Birth -
SMITH - At Hedgeley, Petane, on Sunday, April 3, the wife of W.H. SMITH, Esq., of a daughter.

A young sperm whale was found on the Petane beach on Sunday night and brought to town for exhibition. It was on view last night at Mr HOLT's disused mill in Hastings-street, attracting a number of the curious, and will also be exhibited this evening.

Mr GORMAN yesterday put upon the Criterion Hotel table part of a frozen sheep from the Tomoana works, to demonstrate to a number of English tourists staying at the hotel the quality of our Hawke's Bay mutton. It was unanimously pronounced equal to anything which can be bought in the English market.

A concert was held in the public hall, Makatoku, on Saturday evening last, the programme consisting of solos, vocal and instrumental, duets, and recitations. The following ladies and gentlemen gave their services:-
Mesdames ANDREWS, SMALL, and WEIR; Misses GRANT, and REED; Messrs MAYNARD, BROWNE, JARMAN, PETERSEN, LYCETT, WEBB, BUCK, and PLANT.
During an interval the chairman, Mr A.C. WEBBER, in a few appropriate remarks thanked the audience for their attendance, and the ladies and gentlemen who took part in the entertainment, stating that the concert was given in aid of the Makatoku School picnic to be held on Easter Monday.

In the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John WILLIAMS was charged with breaking a window in the Union Steamship Company's office. When arrested by Constable HARVEY accused said he broke the window because the company put him in gaol for being a stowaway. He was returned to gaol, to do fourteen days' hard labor.
Timothy FORSKEN, charged with lunacy, was committed to the Wellington asylum.
Frederick PARKIN was fined 1s and costs for travelling on the railway without a ticket.
James FERGUSON was fined 2s and costs for allowing cows to wander in the "long paddock".
(The names of the persons charged in the next case are unreadable.)
HB Herald, Wednesday April 6th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following civil cases:-
JONES v. STAIRMAND, claim 1 pound 11s 6d, costs 7s.
BLYTHE and Co., v. CLIFFORD, claim 1 pound 6s 2d, costs 17s 6d.
Same v. CLANEY, claim 2 pounds 9s, costs 18s 6d.
Same v. T. PALMER, claim 4 pounds 6s 11d, costs 1 pound 13s 6d.
Same v. NOBLE, claim 10 pounds, costs 2 pounds 2s.
Same v. GREEN, claim 23 pounds 17s 10d, costs 2 pounds 12s.
Same v. Hiraka Te RONGA, claim 62 pounds 13s 4d, costs 4 pounds 3s.
Same v. L. BAKER (of Wairoa), claim 6 pounds 1s 9d, costs 1 pound 12s.
Same v. Ralph ASHLEY, claim 2 pounds 2s 7d, costs 1 pound 1s 6d.
BLACKWELL v. R. MULLANEY, claim 3 pounds, costs 6s.
YATES v. William FORD, claim 1 pound 10s, costs 12s.
ALEXANDER v. LAWTON, claim 22 pounds, costs 2 pounds 11s.
RYAN v. LAWTON, claim 24 pounds, costs 2 pounds 11s.
In the case of RUDDICK v. DAVIDSON, claim 30 pounds, judgment was reserved till Tuesday next.
HB Herald, Thursday April 7th 1887
Mr LOCKE, M.H.R., has for years past been endeavoring to get the large area of Crown lands between Gisborne and Wairoa opened for settlement. He has at last succeeded, and this month there will be placed in the market about 117,000 acres, divided into blocks of from 500 to 22,000 acres. All the land is to be offered on perpetual lease.

Mr John C. M'CAUSLAND, resident agent of the New York Life Insurance Company, will deliver a lecture in the Hastings Town Hall on Saturday night on the "Rise, progress, and development of mutual and life insurance."

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
"Yesterday evening the fire-bell rang out to intimate to all 'to whom it might concern' that a small conflagration was raging. Superintendent TONG and his merry men caught up some buckets and made for the fire, which turned out to be in a two-roomed house belonging to Mr J. KELLY. I regret to say that in spite of superhuman exertions the house was burned. I have not been able to ascertain over what insurance offices the loss is distributed."

Superintendent WATERWORTH desires us to acknowledge the receipt of the following additional subscriptions towards the fire brigades demonstration fund:-
W. HENDERSON, 1pound 1s;
E. LYNDON, 1pound 1s;
UNION Company, 2pounds 2s;
RINGLAND and THOMAS, 1pound 1s;
BOWERMAN and OWEN, 1pound 1s;
T. PEDDIE, 1pound 1s;
BON MARCHE, 1pound 1s;
R. SMITH, 1pound 1s;
SIDEY and BAIN, 1pound 1s;
RUDDOCK and FRYER, 1pound 1s;
JENSEN and MOLLER, 1pound 1s;
W. PREBBLE, 10s; N. JACOBS, 1pound.
Mrs LEVY, 15s; CARTER and Co., 1pound 5s;
D. PALMER, 1pound 1s; HALLENSTEIN and Co., 10s;
J. MCVAY, 1POUND 15s;
MAGILL and CAMPBELL, 10s;
WEBBER and WILSON, 1pound.
HB Herald, Friday April 8th 1887
We regret to state that Colonel WHITE is lying at the hospital dangerously ill.

Thbe unfortunate young men who received such serious injuries at the late fire at Mr HERON's bakery are now convalescent.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs M'CAUSLAND and DUNCAN, J.P.'s, a lad named HIGHAM, was charged with stealing a turkey valued at 7s, the property of Desire VERSCHAFELT. Mr LEE appeared for accused, who pleaded guilty. Detective GRACE said he searched the fowlhouse at Mr HIGHAM's and found the turkey there. Mrs HIGHAM deposed that her son had found it in the Botanical Gardens, and had taken it home awaiting an owner to turn up for it. The boy admitted having taken it from the gardens. Mr LEE contended that the bird was in a public place, and it had not been proved that the boy had any criminal intent in taking it. The Bench dismissed the case, administering a caution to the lad to be more careful in future.

A meeting of creditors in the estate of Henry J. BAKER was held at the Courthouse yesterday, the Deputy Assignee presiding. He informed the meeting that Dr. MIRBACH's claim for 130 pounds, and Mr BRIGHOUSE's claim of 118 pounds had both been thrown out. The supervisor, Mr W.T. IRVINE, read a statement showing a balance of nearly 1000 pounds to credit. It was resolved that the SEDGWICK property should be offered for sale privately, and that if it were not disposed of within fourteen days it should be put up for sale by auction.

HB Herald, Monday April 11th 1887

Deaths -
EDWARDS - On the 9th April, at Sealy-road, Hector Wilson, infant son of Charles H. and Matilda EDWARDS, aged 14 months.
WHITE - On the 9th April, at Oakbourn, Edward George, son of John and Fanny WHITE, aged 2 years and 3 months.
WHITE - On the 8th April, at the Napier Hospital, Thomas Woolaston WHITE, eldest son of the late Rev. Taylor WHITE, vicar of North Cuckney, Notts., England, aged 57.

Mr CHAMBERLAIN, agent of the Equitable Fire Insurance Company, has forwarded 1 pound 1s to the treasurer of the fire brigades' competition fund.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr C.A. PREECE, R.M., John KELLY was charged with committing, at the Spit, on the 7th inst., damage to a fence, the property of John Gibson KINROSS.....the case was adjourned till Thursday.

The mortal remains of the late Colonel Thomas Wollasten WHITE were conveyed to their last resting place yesterday afternoon. The cortege was composed of deceased's relatives, the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club's officials, and a large number of his immediate personal friends. (there are some obvious type print errors in the ensuing report and I have opted not to transcribe it - Judy).

HB Herald, Tuesday April 12th 1887
Marriage -
BUCHANAN-SMITH - On the 6th April, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. John Miller SMITH, Margaret, fourth daughter of Mr Alexander SMITH, of Oringi, to H.D. BUCHANAN, of Kumeroa. Yorkshire and Victoria papers please copy.

Deaths -
DOUGLAS - On the 28th January, at 206, High-street, Dalbeattie, Scotland, Martha Gaw, widow of Samuel DOUGLAS, Dalbeatie, aged 64 years.
RUDDOCK - On the 11th April, at Thompson-road, Doris Claire, infant daughter of Harry SHORWOOD and Annie RUDDOCK, aged 11 months.

There was very little business at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Walter GRAY, for dunkenness, was discharged with a caution.
Thomas LONG (with 42 convictions behind him) was remanded till this day on a similar charge, and
William LEWSBY, charged with lunacy, was remanded till Thursday for medical examination.

A young man named CAMERON met with an accident yesterday on the Recreation Ground. He was skipping and the rope caught his feet, causing him to fall violently to the ground on his left side. When first picked up it was thought that his arm was broken, but subsequent surgical examination showed that although the elbow and wrist were sprained badly, no fracture had resulted from the fall.

At the meeting of Court Sir Charles NAPIER, A.O.F., held last evening, a very pleasing ceremony took place. The C.R. called Bro. James G. GILBERD forward, and in a few well-chosen words presented him with a very handsome marble clock on behalf of the members of the Court, as a token of their respect and esteem in connection with his many services to the Court and to the Order in general.
HB Herald, Wednesday April 13th 1887.

Birth -
M'DONALD - On the 9th April, at Frimley, Hastings, the wife of Stewart M'DONALD of a son.

A fire broke out yesterday morning in a shop in Hastings-street occupied by Mr BEER, cabinet-maker. Fortunately the outbreak was observed at once, and as the ringing of the fire-bell was quickly followed by the mustering of members of the brigade, who soon had the necessary appliances on the spot and in use, the fire was put out without a greatl deal of damage being done by the flames. The goods in the building were, however, injured by water. The origin of the fire is not known, as Mr BEER was not on the premises at the time, a young man who was in the house being asleep in bed.

At the RM Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas LONG, against whom a long list of previous convictions was put in, was sentenced to seven days' hard labor for drunkenness.
Robert JOHNSTONE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness,1 pound and costs for resisting the police, and sentenced to seven days' hard labor for indecent conduct in a public place.
Alfred LEWIS, charged with playing an illegal game, was remanded for a week on the application of Mr DICK, who appeared for defendant.

Judgments for plaintiffs were given in the following civil cases:-
WILLIAMS and Sons v. LYEET and CROSS, claim 5 pounds 10s 10d, costs 2 pounds 4s.
ELLISON and DUNCAN v. GILLIGAN, claim 6 pounds, costs 1 pound 18s.
M'KAY v. DUCKETT, claim 1 pound 7s, costs 6s.
SAME v. Marion HAMLIN, claim 1 pound 13s, costs 16s 6d.
SAME v. TURNER, claim 7 pounds 14s, costs 1 pound 11s.
SAME v. BROWN, claim 1 pound 12s, costs 1 pound 5s 6d.
VONDESSEY v. WATSON, claim 6 pounds 10s, costs 10s.
In the case of FUSZARD v. Arihni te NAHU and Hamiora TUPAE, a claim of 23 pounds 4s for goods supplied, judgment was reserved till Tuesday.
HB Herald, Thursday April 14th 1887
Marriages -
HEWITT-SMITH.- On the 6th April, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. J. Millar SMITH, John A. HEWITT, of Kumeron, to Georgina, the third daughter of Alex. SMITH, Esq., of Oringi.
WARREN-THOMSON. - On the 13th April, at St. John's Napier, by the Rev. J. PARKINSON, Harry G. WARREN, of Tomoana, Hawke's Bay, to Alice Leslie, elder daughter of the late Leslie THOMSON of Otai, Canterbury, N.Z.

From the Post we learn that Mr W.H. TYLEE, late of Napier, has joined the Wellington Star Boating Club,. and is regarded as quite an acquisition to the strength of the club.

Our Waipawa correspondent wired last night:- "At the sitting of the R.M. Court at Ormondville to-day, before Mr. G.A. PREECE, R.M., the charge against J.M. SKINNER of selling alcoholic liquor without a license was concluded......The bench inflicted a nominal fine of 2 pounds and 7s costs.

A wedding which excited much interest was celebrated in St. John's Church yesterday afternoon, when Mr H.G. WARREN, who is well known as holding a responsible position at the Tomoana works, was united to Miss Alice Leslie THOMPSON, the step-daughter of the district railway traffic manager, Mr MACDONALD. Miss THOMPSON, sister of the bride, and Miss NELSON acted as bridesmaids. The Rev. J. PARKINSON was the officiating minister. Mr SPACKMAN played on the organ the Bridal March from Lohengrin, the Bride's March from Rebekah, and Mendelssohn's Wedding March. We wish Mr and Mrs WARREN a long and happy life.
HB Herald, Friday, April 15th 1887

We are requested to state that on Monday Mons. BOURGEOIS will go round the town on a collecting tour, for gifts for the bazaar to be held at Hastings by Miss BOGLE's pupils in aid of Dr. BARNARDO's home for destitute children.

The utility of the sick and accident fund of the Napier Volunteer Fire Brigade is well shown in the case of Foreman ROBSON, who recently received such severe injuries in connection with the fire at Mr ROBJOHN's residence, the brigade having been able to vote him 2 pounds a week during the time he is incapacitated.

Messrs H.J. and T. STAKEY, old and favorably known residents of Napier, have started business as master cabinetmakers in Shakespeare-road. In connection with that pat of their business they will supply turning and other requirements to the trade, having steam-power and improved facilities already available.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:- "At the Waipawa Police Court this morning, before Messrs A. St. C. INGLIS and S. JOHNSON, J.P.'s, William HOOPER was charged with stealing two bottles of brandy, value 10s, from the Empire Hotel. The charge was proved by Frank TURNER, the waiter at the hotel, who, on entering the bar, found the prisoner in the act of stealing the bottles of liquor. Prisoner was sentenced to two months' hard labor in the Napier gaol.
HB Herald, Saturday April 16th 1887
Marriage -
SPENCE- M'KAY - On the 11th April, at St. Peter's, Waipawa, by the Rev. J.C. ECCLES, William Low, eldest son of George SPENCE, late of Petane, to Barbara Annie, eldest daughter of Alexander M'KAY, of Tamumu.

Death -
M'GREEVY - At Waipawa, on April 14th, John M'GREEVY, aged 81 years.
The funeral will leave for the Kaikora cemetery to-morrow (Sunday), at 3 p.m.

Our Hastings correspondent wrote yesterday:- "I understand that Mr ELLIS, aided by some other energetic friends of progress here, purposes getting up an entertainment next week in aid of one of the local institutions of this borough, and that Messrs SMITH and MUNRO have promised to perform without fail. Major GREENE has volunteered his services and Mr Peter RAMSAY will dance the sword dance "Gillie Callum."

Our Waipawa correspondent wired last night:- "At the Police Court to-day, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Rebecca BRAHAM and Ernest George Statham BRAHAM were charged with maliciously burning a dwelling-house with intent to defraud. Mr LASCELLES and Mr GOULD appeared for the prisoners, Detective GRACE prosecuted. The evidence was vitaully the same as that adduced at the inquest, with the addition of that of J.A. TURNER, who deposed to having advanced money to Mrs BRAHAM for purchasing her husband's stock when he filed. The debt was secured by a bill of sale on Mrs BRAHAM's furniture. A case of goods had been sent to him from Waipawa. He had no advice that the goods taken to the Waipawa station were consigned to him. He gave no authority to remove the goods. The case is still proceeding."
HB Herald, Monday April 18th 1887
Birth -
HOADLEY - On Thursday, April 14th, at Hawthornden, Mrs C.B. HOADLEY, of a daughter.

The Rev. Mr BUNN, formerly of Napier, on leaving Palmerston North for Patea, was presented with a handsomely illuminated address by the members of the Young Men's Improvement Society.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Mary MARTIN was charged with having assaulted and beaten Letitia BROWN.....The case was adjourned for a fortnight.

Miss JENNER, who was known as one of the best and most popular nurses in the Napier hospital, left that institution on Saturday for the "united states." Captain RUSSELL, chairman of the Hospital Board, gave the bride away, and the wedding took place in St. John's Church. The happyman is Mr CLARK, owner of a sheepfarm situated on the other side of the inner harbor.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes under Saturday's date:- After I wired you last night Mr LASCELLES addressed the Court in defence of Mr and Mrs BRAHAM, and the Resident Magistrate, after somewhat more than an hour's deliberation, committed both prisoners for trial at the next criminal sittings of the Supreme Court to be held at Napier. Bail was allowed, the prisoners each in 100 pounds, two sureties in 50 pounds. Sureties were procured, and the prisoners released.
HB Herald, Tuesday April 19th 1887
Births -
KING - At Roslyn-road, on the 15th April, the wife of Henry A. KING, of a son.
TUKE - At All Saints' Parsonage, Taradale, on the 16th April, the wife of Rev. C.L. TUKE, of a son.

Mr M'CULLUM, third master of the Napier district school, has sent to the Education Board notice of his resignation.

Mr NEALE, refuge master, desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of clothing from Mr A.J. COTTERILL, and a parcel from Mr TYLEE, for the inmates of the institution
HB Herald, Wednesday April 20th 1887
Mr Robert DOBSON reports the sale of the Rakaumoana station, consisting of 8,500 acres freehold, 34,000 acres leasehold, and 18,000 sheep, to Messrs GORDON and MOORE at a satisfactory figure.

There is to be seen in Mr G.E.G. RICHARDSON's office at the Spit a natural curiosity. It consists of two lambs, joined together at the breast a la Siamese twins. Both the animals are perfect, and the pair as preserved have a very strange appearance.

The following cases were dealt with in the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday. Judgments for plaintiffs, for the amount claimed, with costs, were given in
The Property Tax Commissioner v. J. COOPER,. claim 1 pound 11s 2d.
ALLEY v. BELL, claim 2 pounds 14s.
E. LYNDON v. J.MONTICINO, claim 5 pounds 10s.
A. M'KAY v. J.W. BASFORD, claim of 4 pounds 3s, judgment was given for 2 pounds 3s.
BELL v. ALLEY, claim of 7 pounds 10s, judgment given for 1 pound 16s 8d.
H.J. HOLDER v. R. HAGGITT, debt being 13 pounds 15s, dismissed. Plaintiff failed to show that since judgment was given defendant had the means of payment.
Judgment was given in the adjourned case of FUSZARD v. Arihi TeNAHU, a claim of 24 pounds 15s 6d. for refreshment supplied to defendant and her husband. The R.M. upheld Mr DICK's contention that defendant was not liable for refreshments supplied to her husband, and nonsuited plaintiff with costs.
HB Herald, Thursday April 21st 1887
Births -
BRIDEN - At her residence, Dickens-street, on the 20th April, the wife of J.G. BRIDEN, of a daughter.
CROSSE - On the 13th April, at Mangamuiri. Perangahau, the wife of Thomas CROSSE, of a daughter.

Messrs T.K. NEWTON and J.H. VAUTIER, Justices, sat at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday to deal with a string of inebriates.
John FOX, who denied being drunk as alleged, and using obscene language while in that condition, was fined 5s and costs for the first offence, and was sentenced to 24 hours' hard labor for the second.
Thomas LONG, a gentleman who has gladdened the colony by his presence for many years, and against whom a trifle of 52 convictions were brought up, was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness and 1 pound and costs for refusing to leave Tom WATERWORTH's licensed premises when requested to do so. The alternatives, to which Thomas LONG will devote a little attention, he not being a good financier, were 48 hours' hard labor and seven days' hard labor respectively. The Bench informed Thomas that they were dealing leniently with him, but by his demeanor he appeared to be of a sceptical turn, and wasn't impressed worth mentioning.
Christian WILSON was fortunate. It had cost the authorities 1s to convey him, drunk, to the lock-up, and he was dismissed on condition that he repaid that sum to the police treasury.
John HINDS and Albert HERD each paid 5s and costs for being intoxicated in a public place.
HB Herald, Friday April 22nd 1887
Birth -
BRIDEN - At her residence, Dickens-street, on the 20th April, the wife of J.C. BRIDEN, of a daughter.

Death -
CROSSE - On the 19th April, at Mangamairi, Siban, the beloved wife of Thomas CROSSE.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
John GOSSIP, brought up on remand charged with lunacy, was discharged.
Patrick KELLY, for drunkenness, was fined 5s and costs.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Kenneth A. KENNEDY was held in the Court-house yesterday, Mr F.W. GARNER, Deputy Assignee, presiding. Mr DICK appeared for the debtor. The deficiency was stated at 210 pounds 12s, the assets being book debts estimated to produce 60 pounds. The debtor was examined, and the meeting was adjourned
sine die.
A meeting of the creditors in the bankrupt estate of Edward MENZIES was also held later in the day. A composition of 10s in the pound was agreed to.

Two large stacks of hay at Meanee, the property of Mr G.A. M'DONALD, were destroyed by fire yesterday......The hay in stacks was worth over 250 pounds, and was only insured for 100 pounds, so that Mr M'DONALD is a heavy loser by the accident.
HB Herald, Saturday April 23rd 1887
Unfortunately, a great portion of this paper is unreadable. However, I have managed to transcribe the following articles:-

The following passengers arrived in Napier yesterday by GRIFFITHS' Taupo coach:- Mrs CLARKSON and Misses CLARKSON, Mrs GORMAN, and Master FERGUSON, and Mr SMITHSON.

Lieutenant-Colonel BUTTS, Captain PREECE, and Captain BLYTHE sat yesterday as a military examining board, and Messrs J.W. MORRIS and C. SPENCE, of the high school cadets, presented themselves for examination.

Captain PREECE has concluded his inquiry into the circumstances connected with the death in the gaol of Douglas John PARSONAGE. In the course of his investigation Captain PREECE has taken the evidence of all the prisoners in the gaol. His report will be forwarded to Wellington to-day.

We regret to announce the death of the Rev. De Berdt HOVELL's eldest son, Hugh, at Rotorua.
(Once again, the remainder is indecipherable.)
HB Herald, Monday April 25th 1887
Marriage -
NELSON-ELLERY - At St. Mark's Church, Clive, on the 18th of April, by the Rev. H. M'LEAN, Harry, youngest son of the Rev. John NELSON of Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr A. ELLERY, of Clive.

Death -
HOVELL - At Rotorua, on April 22nd, Hugh de St. Croix, eldest son of De Berdt and Emily HOVELL, in the eleventh year of his age. "We asked life of Thee, and Thou hast given him a long life, even for ever and ever."
The funeral will leave St. John's Parsonage this afternoon, at half-past 3.

At about 2 o'clock yesterday morning a young man named Denis M'CARTHY, who has, it is said, brought himself into a bad state by drinking habits, was arrested at his lodgings, in Dalton-street, on a charge of attempting to kill himself. It transpired that he was not much injured, the knife used being a blunt and ricketty pocket one. Those who lodge with him say that a short time ago he broke a bottle and attempted to hack at his throat with a jagged piece of the glass. When arrested he was placed in the lock-up, but was afterwards admitted to bail, and he will have to appear at the Court this morning.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas H. KIRBY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. He was further charged with stealing a coat and vest, the property of Mr W.R. BLYTHE. Accused went into the shop and "purchased" a coat and vest, but did not have the money to pay. Having put the clothes on, and refusing either to pay for them or to give them back again, he was given into custody. Mr BLYTHE pleaded for accused, stating that the offence was doubtless due to indulgence in drink, and asked that the case might be leniently dealt with. Captain PREECE cautioned accused and dismissed him from custody.
Michael THOMPSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald, Tuesday April 26th 1887
Birth -
M'LEAN - At Maraekakaho, on 22nd April, the wife of Donald M'LEAN, of a daughter.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Dennis M'CARTHY, charged with attempting to commit suicide, was remanded till this day for medical examination.
Mary BROWN, charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and her bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Annie PROUSE, an old offender, was fined 3 pounds and costs, with the alternative of seven days' hard labor.
Thomas WILLIAMS, for a first appearance on a charge of drunkenness, was fined 5s and costs.
Edward BROWN and Charles RICHARDS were fined 1 pound and costs for furious riding.
John PALMER and William RETTER were each fined 15s and costs for throwing stones to the danger of the public.
Dennis SULLIVAN, charged with driving round a corner faster than a walking pace, was released with a caution.
Charles M'KAIN, similarly charged, pleaded not guilty. Mr DICK, who appeared for defendant, called evidence tending to disprove the charge, and the case was dismissed.
Michael COYLE and Thomas LYNCH were each fined 15s and costs for discharging firearms on the Taradale-road.
John DEAN and Arthur ANDERSON were each fined 3s and costs for allowing cattle to stray, and
Evander FRASER, who did not appear, was fined 10s and costs for a similar offence.
HB Herald, Wednesday April 27th 1887
Birth -
SMITH - At Roslyn-road, on the 26th April, the wife of F.G. SMITH, of a son.

Death -
HARTLEY - At Kaikora, on Tuesday, April 26th, Martha Ann, the beloved wife of John HARTLEY, aged 67 years; deeply regretted by a very wide circle of friends. Yorkshire papers please copy.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Dennis M'CARTHY, on remand charged with attempting to commit suicide, was warned against indulgence in liquor and discharged. A first offender charged with drunkenness was dismissed with a caution.

There does not appear to be any pressing demand for land just now. A sale of Crown lands was held at the old Provincial Council Chamber yesterday, and there was a fair attendance of the public, but only two small lots were quitted. One was a quarter-acre section at Ormondville, bought by Mr J. PURDY for 7 pounds 10s, and the other a block of 27 acres in the Mahia district, purchased by Mr W. GLENNY at the upset price of 13 pounds 10s.
HB Herald, Thursday April 28th 1887
Death -
HARTLEY - At Kaikora, on Tuesday, April 26th, Martha Ann, the beloved wife of John HARTLEY, aged 67 years; deeply regretted by a very wide circle of friends. Yorkshire papers please copy.
The funeral will leave Mrs GIBSON's residence, Kaikora, for the Kaikora cemetery to-morrow (Friday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

At Herbertville on Friday, before Messrs A.H. PRICE and H. HANDYSIDE, J.P.'S, William BUCHANAN was convicted of stealing a bottle of whisky, the property of Mr W. HALES. As it was accused's first offence he was let off lightly with 24 hours' hard labor in Herbertville gaol.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:- A "ruction" took place this morning between the clans M'DONNELLY and M'BROUGHTON owing to the former ploughing on the latter's land. Constable WILSON went up to restore order. I am told that one man had his head split open, and I have also heard rumors of tomahawks being to the fore.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., George SNELLER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, sentenced to seven days' hard labor for using obscene language in the Court-house, and to an additional seven days' hard labor for striking a constable in the Court-house. The alternative in respect to the first fine was 48 hours' hard labor, so that defendant's conduct will involve an incarceration of 16 days.
HB Herald, Friday April 29th 1887
Death -
IRELAND - At Napier, on the 27th April, Maria, the beloved wife of Alfred IRELAND, and daughter of Robert and Maria SKIPPAGE, aged 26 years.
The funeral will take place to-morrow (Saturday), at 3 p.m., starting from her father's residence. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs E. LYNDON and J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P.'s,
William MILLER, against whom 16 previous convictions were put in, was sentenced to three months' hard labor for drunkenness and using obscene language. He thanked the Bench for the sentence.
John LIDDLE, for obscene language, resisting the police, and assaulting a passerby who came to the assistance of the latter, was sentenced to one month's hard labor.
The notorious Thomas LONG, against whom 45 previous convictions were recorded, was sentenced to three months' hard labor for drunkenness, obscene language, and resisting the police. Defendant assured the Bench that as soon as he got out of gaol he would get drunk again.
HB Herald, Saturday April 30th 1887
Death -
BURGESS - On the 25th April, at his residence, Woodville, Thomas George BURGESS, aged 60 years.

Mr NEAL, master of the refuge, desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of an overcoat from Mrs EDWARDS, and a parcel of strawberry plants from Mr LORD, of the Waverley Hotel.

Mr MOFFATT, who for several years has acted as night watchman, is incapacitated by illness, and his duties are being performed by Mr D.T. WILLIAMS, another old resident of the town.

Our Makatoku correspondent writes as follows:- "An interesting gathering took place at the residence of Mr H. SMITH (Smith's siding), Makatoku, on Thursday, to witness and take part in a wedding. The contracting parties were Mr T. AULD, of Makatoku, and Miss Martha SMITH. The marriage was solemnised by the Rev. Mr ROBERTSHAW, of Danevirke. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary SMITH, sister to the bride, and Miss Sophia RUSSELL, Mr A. CUNNINGHAM acting as best man. (A full report available on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Monday May 2nd 1887
Messrs MUNRO, M'KAY, and M'LENNAN have arranged to give performances of Highland dancing and bagpipe playing this week as follows:- At Kaikora on Thursday, at Danevirke on Friday, and at Woodville on Saturday.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Messrs E. PATTEN and J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P.'s,
Charles FABLE was fined 5s and costs for assaulting Letitia BROWN. A charge against the latter of using obscene language to Mary BROWN was dismissed.
Later, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., John M'KNIGHT was charged with wife desertion. The hearing of the case was adjourned till Friday, at Hastings.

A very pleasant gathering was held at the Lands Office on Saturday afternoon. Mr Horace BAKER was present in response to an invitation from the Survey Office and Land Office staffs, who desired to present him upon his retirement from the service with a mark of their appreciation of his ability as Chief Surveyor and Crown Lands Commissioner, and of their esteem for him as a kind and genial friend. The presentation, a handsome clock with mantel ornaments to match, was accompanied by an address expressive of the regret of the officials at the severance from them of their old chief.
(further details on request).

A Wairarapa paper records the death of Richard PROWSE, of Longbush, Gladstone, one of New Zealand's oldest settlers, who departed this life on April 23rd, at the ripe old age of 87 years. The deceased was an old whaler, and landed on the shores of this colony in 1826. About 40 years ago he married a Maori woman, who died some years past. He was a most temperate man, and greatly esteemed both by the natives and Europeans in the district.
HB Herald, Tuesday May 3rd 1887
Death -
CAULTON - On the 2nd May, Isabella, relict of the late John CAULTON, aged 80 years.
The funeral will leave the Athenaeum this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock.

The only case remaining to be heard at the present criminal sittings of the Supreme Court is the charge of arson preferred against Edward and Rebecca BRAHAM, which will be heard to-day.

The divorce case of PROUSE v. PROUSE and others is set down for hearing on Thursday.

We regret to announce the demise of Mrs CAULTON, the greatly-respected librarian of the Athenaeum, at the advanced age of 80 years. The committee closed the institute yesterday as a mark of respect for the deceased, whose death is regretted by a very large circle of friends.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Samuel KILLIMORE and John KELLY were each fined 2 pounds and costs for disorderly behaviour at the Spit, the alternative being seven days' hard labor in each case.
John ROBERTS did not appear in response to a charge of drunkenness, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Peter STUDHOLME was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The winter session of the Napier Literary and Debating Society was opened last evening by a most successful entertainment in St .Paul's schoolroom. Mr P.S. M'LEAN occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance. The programme included songs, duets, pianoforte solos, readings and recitations, and a most enjoyable evening was spent by all present. The following ladies and gentlemen contributed their services:- Misses HOLT, BLACKMORE, M'NAE, MACKIE, and KRAEFT, Rev. J.G. PATERSON, and Messrs MULLIS, BARBOUR, WILKIE, NEAL, and HODGSON. During the evening a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mr M'LEAN for the great interest taken by him in the society.
HB Herald, Wednesday May 4th 1887
Birth -
MOUNTIER - At Gisborne, on May 3rd, the wife of Ernest J. MOUNTIER, of a son.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., judgments for plaintiffs were given in the following civil cases:-
BRYSON v. LYDFORD, 3 pounds 3s 9d, costs 10s.
WILDING and Co. v. Hori te AWATU, 71 pounds 1s 11d, costs 7 pounds 6s 4d.
GILLESPIE v. KRAUSE, 3 pounds 15s 9d, costs 1 pound 9s.
RUDDOCK and FRYER v. FUZZARD, 3 pounds 3s 9d, costs 16s 6d.
BANNER and LIDDLE v. SCANLAN, 5 pounds 15s 3d, costs 10s.
NEWTON and Co., v. Robert KENNEDY, 7 pounds, costs 1 pound 3s.
SAME v. COWLEY, 17 pounds 11s 6d, costs 1 pound 16s.
SAME v. STACY, 19 pounds 1s, costs 1 pound 3s.
BRISTED v. SCANLAN, 32 pounds 7s 9d. costs 4 pounds 2s 6d.
HB Herald, Thursday May 5th 1887
Marriage -
STEWART-O'HANLON - On April 26th, at St. Augustine's, by the Rev. J. PARKINSON, George Tiffin STEWART to Josephine Margarite O'HANLON, second daughter of Charles O'HANLON, of Auckland.

Death -
POLLINGTON - At Chaucer-road, Napier, on the 4th of May, Alfred, the beloved son of John and Charlotte POLLINGTON, aged 3 years and 5 months.

The following team has been selected by the Committee of the Scinde Harriers to play their opening match against the Pirates on Saturday, on the Recreation Ground:- Backs: PERCY, J. ROSS, FLEMING, PATTERSON, STRACHAN, and BUNTING. Forwards: WATT, MILNE, HAWKINS, CANTLE, FLETCHER, HOBEN, BINGHAM, POINTON, and SPOONER. Emergencies: HOWARD, W. ASHTON, and C. LAMB. Umpire: Mr STUBBS.
HB Herald, Friday May 6th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Duncan BEATSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Albert HERD, against whom several convictions were recorded, was fined 1 pound and costs, the alternative being four days' hard labor.

A man named O'MALLEY, one of the co-respondents in the divorce case heard yesterday, managed to get into the lock-up. After the conclusion of the case he began imbibing, and while seeking to enter the Supreme Court buildings was arrested for drunkenness.

Mr MITCHELL, who had arranged to "specially examine" the debtor BRAHAM, has withdrawn his opposition. The assignee cannot act on his own responsibility, so that if no other creditors attend the examination this morning the debtor's appearance before the Judge will be a formal affair.
HB Herald, Saturday May 7th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs AS. KENNEDY and J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P.'s, John O'MALLEY, Patrick M'CLUSKEY, and Robert HARTNESS were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The bankruptcy business brought before his Honor the Chief Justice yesterday was soon disposed of.
Edgar Patteson HULME was brought up, and a warrant for his detention in gaol for a month was made out, the debtor leaving in company with a policeman.
Ernest George Statham BRAHAM came up for "examination." There was no opposition, and the examination was declared closed.
HB Herald, Monday May 9th 1887
Mr NEALE, refuge master, desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of clothing from Mrs GOODALL and Mrs PARKER, and a parcel of men's apparel from a donor at Hastings.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Eugene SULLIVAN was fined 5s and costs.
John TAIAROA, charged with forgery, was remanded to the Resident Magistrate's Court at Christchurch.
HB Herald, Tuesday May 10th 1887
Mr CORKER, formerly master of the district school at Woodville, and who was recently appointed to the mastership at Waerenga-a-hika, died at the latter place on Sunday.

The Spit Fire Brigade received yesterday through Superintendent ROBERTSON, Dunedin, Messrs MERRYWEATHER and Sons' prizes given for the second best aggregate time at the Dunedin competition. The prizes consisted of a medal for the foreman of the winning team, a silver whistle and chain in case, and a silver mounted belt and axe for the superintendent of the brigade.

At the annual meeting of the Napier Chess Club last Saturday evening, Mr JACOBSEN, president, in the chair, the following office-bearers were elected for the ensuing year:-
President, Mr John DINWIDDIE
Vice-presidents, Messrs J. HINDMARSH, sner., and LESSONG
Secretary and treasurer, Mr H.C. PIRANI
Committee, Messrs APLIN, LAMB, and HOBEN.

We understand that Messrs LANGLEY and NEWMAN, the well-known cabinet-makers and upholsterers, have leased the front portion of the section adjoining the Herald offices, on which the Masonic Hall lately stood, and that the firm will shortly erect large two-story premises thereon. The Freemasons keep the back of the section, on which they intend to erect a new hall, a right-of-way giving access to Tennyson-street.
HB Herald, Thursday May 12th 1887
SHIPPING NEWS:

Owing to the continuance of the storm, and the fatalities in connection with the ill-fated Northumberland and Boojum, there is no ordinary shipping business to report. The s.s. Australia was timed to arrive last night, and is announced to leave for the North at 11.30 o'clock this morning.
It is reported that the schooner Rio has had to put into Gisborne for shelter.

Telegraphic Shipping -
Adelaide, Wednesday.
The following are the New Zealand passengers per Liguria, which arrived here to-day: Miss HOBDAY; Mesdames DUNLOP, SMELLIE, and HOBDAY; Rev. Mr DUNLOP; Messrs SMELLIE and MILLAR.

Death -
MOFFIT - At Greenmeadows, on 11th May, Robert MOFFIT (late 65th Regiment), aged 48 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence at 1 o'clock on Friday, 13th inst., for the Napier cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mr NEALE, the master of the refuge, desires to acknowledge the gift of a quantity of vegetables from Mr CARTER, of the firm of CARTER and Co.
HB Herald, Friday May 13th 1887
Deaths -
MOFFIT - At Greenmeadows, on 11th May, Robert MOFFIT (late 65th Regiment), aged 48 years.
The funeral will leave Clive-square at 2 o'clock this (Friday) afternoon.
SETTER - At Napier (by drowning), on May 11th, Captain John SETTER, aged 44 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Spit, at 3 p.m. this day (Friday).
WADDELL - At Napier (by drowning), on May 11th, Archibald WADDELL, aged 31 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence at 3 p.m. this day (Friday).

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., William BARRY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

A man named Lewis MAY was arrested yesterday afternoon having in his possession articles which had come ashore from the Northumberland. Subsequently four others were arrested.

Salvage cargo, &c., from the Northumberland was being received at the Customs sheds yesterday by Mr CREAGH on behalf of all concerned. We need not add that all of it was more or less damaged.

A course of cooking lessons will be commenced this evening in St. John's school-room. Mrs HEATH and Mrs TROY will give the first lessons. Members of the Young Women's Mutual Help Association will be admitted free, other persons being charged the nominal fee of sixpence.

The value of the increased strength of the Fire Police was shown last night at the fire at Mr COLEMAN's. There was a very large crowd present, bu the Fire Police formed a cordon round the avenues leading to the stable and kept an open space for the workers.

The new school in Hastings-street will be formally opened by his Worship the Mayor on Monday morning next, at 11 o'clock. Musical selections will be given by pupils from the main school, under the leadership of Mr D..A. STURROCK. Parents and friends of the pupils are cordially invited to be present.

The Japanese persimmons purchased by Mr H.J. GILBERD at the Acclimatisation Society's sale some years ago seem likely to flourish. He has now in Messrs RULE and GLASSFORD's window a very fine and large sample of the fruit of the larger variety. Next year, doubtless, he will get a considerable crop.

The bodies of three out of the four unfortunate men who perished by the foundering of the s.s. Boojum will be interred in the Napier cemetery this afternoon. The times when the funerals will leave the Spit will be found in our advertising columns, together with other notifications in relation to the sad fatality.
HB Herald, Saturday May 14th 1887
Marriage -
HAMILTON-RENWICK - On Thursday, the 5th May, at the Cathedral, Nelson, by the Lord Bishop of Nelson, the Rev. J.C. ANDREW, M.A., and the Rev. J.P. KEMPTHORNE, Alexander Ferrier HAMILTON, manager National Bank, to Phyllis Carruthers RENWICK, niece of the late Dr. RENWICK, M.L.C., of Nelson.

We have to acknowledge the receipt of 5 pounds 5s from Mr J. Vigor BROWN, for the fund being raised in connection with the catastrophe in the bay on Wednesday.

Mr J.H. COLEMAN has forwarded 5 pounds to Captain COHEN for the funds of the fire police and salvage corps, as a recognition of their valuable services when the stables near his residence took fire.

The mortal remains of the late Mr Robert MOFFIT, an old and highly respected settler, were interred in the Napier cemetery yesterday. The deceased when in life was a member of the Loyal United Friends, and the brethren followed the body to its last resting place and took part in the funeral ceremony.

The night watchman and Constable CALLAN last night rooted out a man from beneath a carpenter's bench in
Mr J. MORLEY's workshop in Dalton-street. Captures of this kind have an importance of their own, as loafers who get into premises where inflammables are plentiful sometimes cause fires to start.

The following passengers arrived in Napier by GRIFFITHS' coach last night from Taupo and the hot lakes district:- Mrs and Miss N. WILLIAMS, Messrs WALLER, E.J. MICHAELIS, S. HUMPHRIES, J.E. GRIMSDALE, G. WILLIAMS,
Mr and Mrs PARAOTO, and Waaka te MAERA. Messrs OTWAY and FRANKS arrived by special coach the evening before.

All the business places at the port were closed at 1 p.m. yesterday, so that every man could attend the funerals of the three brave men who perished on Wednesday. The Spit was deserted after the cortege moved off. The Kiwi, which was anchored in the bay, was informed by signal of the sad accident to the Boojum, and she dipped her flag in response. All the flags at the port were at half-mast yesterday and the day before.

Funeral sermons with reference to Captain SETTER and his companions who perished in the Boojum will be preached to-morrow by the Right Rev. the Bishop of St. John's Church at 11, and in St. Andrew's at the Spit at 7. Seats will be reserved at the Spit church for such of the crew of the Northumberland who may desire to show their respect to the memory of the brave men who lost their lives in their behalf, as well as to offer their thanks to Almighty God for deliverance from the perils of the shipwreck.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Lewis MAY was charged with stealing a bottle of claret from the wreck of the Northumberland. Detective GRACE and
J.H. PROVIS, of the Customs, deposed to finding accused leaving the wreck with some clothing and a bottle of claret. Accused said he had a case of clothing on board the Northumberland, and he found some of his things washed ashore. The bottle of claret he was taking to the Customs-house. Accused produced letters showing that goods for him were on board the vessel, and called a witness named PEARCE, who also had some things in the same box. A list of contents was put in. Judgment was reserved, accused being liberated on bail.
Richard SUTCLIFFE, William GALBRAITH, John PRITCHARD, and George SULLIVAN were also charged with stealing articles from the wreck, and were remanded until Monday, bail being allowed.
For imbibing too freely Garrett MURNAME was fined 1 pound and costs.
Owen, alias Eugene SULLIVAN, an old offender, was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labor for being unlawfully on the premises of Jane LAURENSEN at night.

HB Herald, Monday May 16th 1887


Lawrence HENRY, arrested at Herbertville on a warrant issued from the Wairoa, was brought up before Mr H. HANDYSIDE, J.P., on Thursday, and remanded to Napier. Jessie SEXTON was sentenced by the same Justice to pay a fine of 1 pound and 17s costs for drunkenness.

"The Maoriland Valze" is the title of a new composition by Miss J. MORISON, of Hastings, which is dedicated to Mrs HILL, and published by J. and W. CHESTER, of Brighton. The waltz is not difficult, but is bright and effective, and the composer has steadily borne in mind the requirements of a waltz from a dancer's point of view. It will, we have no doubt, become very popular.

Football players and athlete generally will learn with regret that Mr TROTTER, the popular forward of the Napier club, played his last game in Hawke's Bay on Saturday, as he is to-day leaving the district for Wanganui. Mr TROTTER's departure will cause pretty general regret amongst the young men of Napier, and in him his club and the province will lose a brilliant forward player.

The official inquiry into the wreck of the Northumberland was terminated on Saturday. The examination of the first mate was continued, and John CARR, carpenter of the Northumberland, and Henry KRAEFT, pilot and harbor-master, also gave evidence. No new light was thrown uipon the disaster, the evidence corroborating in every way the statement made by the captain, which was fully given in our Saturday's issue. The evidence will be forwarded to Wellington.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Lew MAY was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for stealing a bottle of claret from the stranded cargo of the Northumberland.
John M'MURTIE, charged with being concerned with others in the larceny of two casks of rum from the wreck, was remanded till this day.
Patrick KELLY, for being illegally by night in Messrs UPCHURCH and MORLEY's carpenters' shop, was sentenced to three days' hard labor.
William JOHNSTONE and Pohuka HAPUKA, for drunkenness, were fined 5s and costs.
William KIRTON, charged with uttering a forged order, was remanded till the 23rd instant.
HB Herald, Tuesday May 17th 1887
Births -
MACKERSEY - At the Lake Station, on May 4th the wife of C.L. MACKERSEY, of a son.
BURTTON - At Port Ahuriri, Napier, on May 13th, the wife of William BURTTON, of a daughter.

The new school in Hastings-street started yesterday afternoon with a muster roll of 205 children.

Mr NEALE, the refuge master, desires to acknowledge the receipt of a parcel of clothing from Mr. A. PETERS, Woodville, and from Mr L. STEAD, Napier, for the use of the inmates.
HB Herald, Wednesday May 18th 1887
Death -
VILLERS - At Petane, on the 17th May, William VILLERS, aged 55.
The funeral will leave the Petane Hotel for the Petane cemetery this day (Wednesday) at 2 p.m.

Mr William VILLERS, a well-known and greatly respected settler in this district, died yesterday morning at Petane after an illness of several weeks duration. The news will be read with very great regret, the deceased having been in life a sterling and generous-hearted man, ever ready to do a good turn to anyone in difficulty of any kind, and willing to do all in his power to promote the happiness of all around him. He will be very much missed, as his unostentatious manner was but the cloak to a warm heart which delighted in benevolence. He died at the comparatively early age of 55 years. The funeral will take place in the Petane cemetery this afternoon.
HB Herald, Thursday May 19th 1887
The body of the late Mr William VILLERS was interred yesterday in the Petane cemetery, in the presence of a numerous assemblage of friends of the deceased, many of whom journeyed from Napier to pay the last tribute of respect to a highly respected settler and warm friend. The funeral service was conducted by the Bishop of Waiapu and the Rev. W. WELSH.
HB Herald, Friday May 20th 1887
Birth -
YATES - At Milton Terrace, on May 19th, the wife of W.C. YATES, of a son.

A general meeting of the Napier Literary and Debating Society was held last evening in St. Paul's schoolroom. The officers for the forthcoming session were elected as follows:-
President, R. LAMB
Vice-presidents, P.S. M'LEAN, J. HINDMARSH, and R.C. HARDING
Secretary and treasurer, R.C. LAMB
Committee, J.B. CRERAR, R.D. KELLY, E.P. MOUNTFORT, F.H. MULLIS, W.S. TAYLOR
Editor of "Journal", R.C. HARDING.
HB Herald, Saturday May 21st 1887
Mr H.S. TIFFEN has given 10 pounds towards the fund being raised for the family of the late Robert MOFFITT.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., a man named BAILEY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
"At the Resident Magistrate's Court to-day, before Messrs R. WELLWOOD and W.O. M'LEOD, J.P.s,
John M'NEIL was charged with allowing two calves to stray. Defendant pleaded guilty, but urged extenuating circumstances. Fined 5s and costs 7s.
A.T. DANVERS was charged with allowing a horse to stray, and was fined 1 pound and costs 7s.
Michael BRANDON, for allowing five head of cattle to stray, was fined 10s and costs 7s.
George SCOTT, similarly charged, was fined 1 pound and costs 7s.
John M'KAY, for allowing a horse to stray, was fined 10s and costs 7s.
HB Herald, Monday May 23rd 1887
An inquest will be held to-day on the body of Mrs LAWRENCE, who died suddenly at the Spit yesterday.

A reference to our report of the wreck of the s.s. Go-ahead will show the necessity for a lighthouse at Cape Kidnappers. It is undoubted that the loss of the steamer is directly traceable to the want of a guiding light at the south of the bay.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Patrick SULLIVAN was brought up on remand charged with lunacy, and was further remanded till Wednesday.
Ralph BAILEY was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
John SMITH, for assaulting John O'SHANNESSY, was fined 3 pounds, costs and expenses 1 pound 14s, and ordered to find a surety in 10 pounds to keep the peace for three months.
HB Herald, Tuesday May 24th 1887
An inquest was held at the Spit yesterday on the body of Susan LAWRENCE, whose sudden death on Sunday has already been reported in our columns. The evidence pointed to death having resulted from natural causes, but accelerated by excessive drinking, and a verdict in accordance was returned.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Joseph HAMMOND, charged with drunkenness, was dismissed with a caution.
William J. KIRTON, brought up on remand charged with forgery, was further remanded on the application of Inspector BULLEN. It was explained to the Bench that the offence with which accused was charged had been committed jointly, and the other accused person had been arrested at Wellington and remanded to Napier.
John O'KANE was charged with having assaulted William BEAZLEY on the 17th inst. ...It appeared from the evidence that on the date named complainant was in a house owned by him, and let to a tenant whose rent was in arrear. Defendant was removing furniture from the house, and was ordered to leave it alone until the arrears of rent were settled. A slight altercation took place, and complainant was either knocked or pushed down twice. Defendant stated that he rented two rooms in the house from the complainant's tenant, and was only removing his own furniture. His Worship said that complainant appeared to have trespassed, but on the other hand defendant should have behaved more civilly. The case would be dismissed, each party to pay his own costs.
HB Herald, Wednesday May 25th 1887
Telegraphic Shipping -
Adelaide, Tuesday.
The Austral, with the mails from London to April 22nd, arrived last night. The following are the New Zealand passengers:- Mr and Mrs EBAZ, Mr and Mrs BROWN, Messrs CLARKSON, COX, ELKINGTON, BRODERICK, HAWKE, KNOWLES, OVERMAN, TYLER, and WYMAR; Mrs and Miss HUGHES.

An inquiry into the wreck of the Northumberland will be held at an early date before Captain PREECE, R.M. Captain CREAGH will sit as nautical assessor.

A New Zealand Geography is apparently needed in the New Zealand Times Office. The wrecks of the Go-ahead and Sir Donald are headed in that paper "Two more wrecks at Napier."

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P., a couple of inebriates were each fined 5s and costs.

No further news in reference to the ill-fated Sir Donald has been received. Mr KINROSS has given orders for a sharp lookout to be kept for any sign of the bodies of the unfortunate men who perished, and that if they are found they are to be placed in lead coffins and forwarded to Napier.

The Go-ahead is lying on a ledge of rock about a mile south of the old Kidnappers whaling station, and is broken into three pieces. At low water the vessel is practically on dry land. Very little cargo has come ashore, and what is saved will have to be taken away by boat, as vehicles cannot get near the wreck.

We have received from the Government printer Professor HUTTON's report on the Tarawera eruptions, illustrated with several fair lithographs. As the eruption occurred only in June last - nearly a year ago - this must be regarded as really smart work for the New Zealand Government Department. Why, a private firm would have taken fully a month to get out such a report!

It appears only too certain that the cutter Spitfire has been lost at sea. A dingy answering to the description of that belonging to the Spitfire has been found near where the wreckage from the Sir Donald was washed ashore, and rough timber similar to that known to have formed part of the cutter's cargo has also been found. It will be remembered that the Spitfire, which left Nelson for Gisborne more than a fortnight ago, called in at Napier after the wreck of the Northumberland for repairs, having lost her steering gear during the gale which raged at the time. Mr J. NORTHE repaired the vessel and she left here on the 17th instant, a few hours before the Sir Donald went out on her fatal voyage. The Spitfire was loaded with rough timber and grass seed, and had a crew of four. The master was Mr Peter MELLETT, well known at the port as having served on the Sir Donald for a long time. The others were Alexander MUNROE, John GOLDING (who joined the cutter at Napier), and a Scandinavian seaman whose name is not known. The Spitfire was owned by a Mr OXLEY, of Auckland.
HB Herald, Thursday May 26th 1887
A telegram was received by Mr BRIGGS, of the London Hotel, Spit, at 1.30 p.m. yesterday from the master of the Spitfire, which stated that he had arrived at Gisborne all well.

The official inquiry into the wreck of the Northumberland opens to-day at 11 a.m. Captains CREAGH and GLEADOW are the nautical assessors.

We are sorry to hear that Mr MARTIN, the engineer of the ill-fated Boojum, is to be removed South, the engineer at present in the Waihi remaining in her. Since Mr MARTIN took up his residence at Port Ahuriri he has made many friends, and his kindness to those needing it will be missed by many. It is a pity that the company could not see their way to keep him here in the Waihi. It is to be hoped, however, that wherever he may go he will be spared such another narrow escape with his life as he experienced here.

Telegraphic Shipping -
Wellington, Wednesday.
Sailed - Australia, for Auckland via East Coast. Passengers - Mesdames WAIKINSON, L. OATES, and E. OATES; Misses EVANS, CRAIG, and LUKE (2); Messrs AGREY and POPE.

Deaths -
RUTHERFORD - On the 25th May, at Clyde-road, Margaret, widow of Colonel Walter RUTHERFORD, H.E.I.C.S., in her 72nd year.
FILLEUL - At Roslyn-road, on the 25th May, 1887, Helen Blanche, eldest daughter of W.G. FILLEUL, of Shirley Cottage, Oamaru, aged 25 years.
WILLIAMS - By drowning, on the 24th May, at the mouth of the Ngaruroro river, Joseph WILLIAMS, aged 24 years.
The funeral will leave his father's residence, Cameron-road, to-morrow (Friday), the 27th instant, at 2.30 p.m.

The resignation of Captain R.D.D. M'LEAN, of the F Battery of Artillery, is gazetted as having been accepted by the department. Sergeant SPENCER, of the High School Cadets, is gazetted acting-adjutant of that corps.

The fears in regard to the safety of the cutter Spitfire have fortunately proved to be groundless, the vessel having reached port yesterday. The dingy and wreckage found must therefore belong to some other vessel wrecked during the gale.

The funeral of the late Joseph WILLIAMS, who was drowned at the mouth of the Ngaruroro on Tuesday, will take place to-morrow afternoon. As the deceased was a member of the Naval Artillery the body will be buried with military honors.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Hugh POLLOCK was fined 1 pound and costs for causing a disturbance at the Theatre Royal on Monday evening.
Patrick SULLIVAN, charged with lunacy, was dismissed with a warning to abstain from liquor.
William KIRTON and John DONOVAN were charged with forging the name of Horace BAKER to a cheque for 3 pounds 12s 6d, drawn on the Bank of Australasia. Horace BAKER deposed that the cheque produced was not signed by him, and that he had no account at the Bank of Australasia. Prisoners were remanded till Monday.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:- At the Court-house this morning, before Messrs
S. JOHNSON and A. St. C. INGLIS, Justices,
Thomas KENNEDY, for a bacchanalian jollification, was fined the orthodox 5s and costs, in default five hours' imprisonment.
John THOMPSON was charged with the larceny of a door-scraper from the Railway Hotel, Kaikora. William LIMBRICK, barman, deposed to having seen the prisoner step into the passage of the hotel and take away the scraper. Witness had previously refused to serve prisoner with drink. Constable TRONSON deposed to arresting prisoner, who used most disgusting and abusive language. The collector of scrapers was sentenced to two months' hard labor in Napier gaol.
A charge against the same prisoner of using obscene language was then heard, and the Justices, considering the same fully proved, sentenced him to 14 days' hard labor in Napier gaol, both sentences to run concurrently.

The body of the late Joseph WILLIAMS was recovered yesterday, near where the accident by which he lost his life took place. An inquest was held in the afternoon at Ruddick's Hotel, Clive, before Captain PREECE, coroner. The evidence of Thomas WILLIAMS (brother of the deceased), Petty Officer HESLIN, and Constable WEATHERED was taken. ..... The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased was accidently drowned through being thrown from a boat while crossing the Ngaruroro bar.
HB Herald, Friday May 27th 1887
Marriage -
MACCALLUM-M'AULEY - On Tuesday, 24th May, at St. Michael's Church, Porangahau, by the Rev. Mr SIMCOX, Mark MACCALLUM to Sarah Jane M'AULEY.

Death -
RUTHERFURD - On May 25th, at Clyde-road, Margaret, widow of Col. Walter RUTHERFURD, H.E.I.C.S., in her 72nd year.
The funeral will leave her late residence at 12 o'clock this day (Friday).

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Michael THOMPSON was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness, and
John KELLY was fined 5s and costs for a similar offence.
Hb Herald, Saturday May 28th 1887
Mr A.V. MACDONALD, the district railway manager, will leave on Tuesday for England on six months' leave of absence. We wish Mr MACDONALD a pleasant trip.

The Court of Inquiry into the wreck of the Go-ahead have found that Captain PLUMLEY was to blame, and have suspended his certificate for three months. The obvious duty of the Court to recommend that a light should be placed on Cape Kidnappers was omitted.

The following players will represent the High School in their match with the Harriers' second fifteen on the Recreation Ground to-day: C. NEWTON, H. NEWTON, FANNIN, J. GOODALL, W. GOODALL, BENNETT, GARDINER, RICHARDSON, CROWLEY, LIDDLE, PEACOCK, CATO, HOLT, BRYSON, and TYLEE. Emergencies: HERROLD and CRISP.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
William ROBINSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Walter Charles Henry WILLIAMS, who arrived here as one of the crew of the ship Northumberland, was charged with larceny under very impudent circumstances. It appeared from the evidence that on the preceding evening a little girl named Annie BRILL was going along Hastings-street carrying an umbrella and a handbag, the latter having in it a purse containing 1 pound 8s. Accused, who was under the influence of liquor, snatched the bag and umbrella from the child, who, becoming frightened, ran away. Meeting a man she knew she told him of the occurrence, and he took her to Sergeant CULLEN. Later accused was seen and identified by the little girl while she was with the sergeant, and the thief was arrested. He was sentenced to four months' hard labor.

The funeral of the late Joseph WILLIAMS took place yesterday in the Napier cemetery. The deceased when living was a gunner in the Naval Artillery and a member of Court Captain Cook, A.O.F., and the members of the latter and the Garrison
corps and band took part in the melancholy ceremoney. The Foresters mustered at their lodge-room, the Garrison corps parading in review order in Clive-square. The coffin, which was literally covered with flowers, was carried upon a gun carriage furnished by the F Battery of Artillery. The procession was a very long one, as in addition to the relatives and personal friends of the deceased, the Garrison corps, and the Foresters, a large number of the general public formed part of the cortege, which proceeded to the strains of the "Dead March." The Naval Artillery furnished the firing party at the grave. The Rev. De Berdt HOVELL read the beautiful burial service of the Anglican Church, and the funeral service of the Foresters was read by the Chief Ranger of Court Captain Cook.

The magisterial inquiry into the wreck of the Northumberland was concluded yesterday. The following decision was given by Captain PREECE, R.M., Captains CREAGH and GLEADOW, nautical assessors, concurring:- "That every effort was made by the captain, officers, and crew of the ship to save the said ship and cargo, and that no blame whatever is attached to the captain, officers, and crew.
HB Herald, Monday May 30th 1887
Births -
VERSCHAFFELT - At Enfield-road, Napier, on the 21st May, the wife of D. VERSCHAFFELT, of a son.
STEELE - On the 28th May, the wife of T.J. STEELE, Cricklewood, of a daughter.

Marriage -
PRICE-BANCROFT - On the 28th May, at St. John's Church, Napier, by the Rev. De Berdt HOVELL, Henry Gaunt PRICE, youngest sone of the late Matthew PRICE, Esq., R.M., Gisborne, to Fanny Maude BANCROFT, third daughter of J.W. BANCROFT, Esq., "The Hall", South Sumercotes, Lincolnshire, England.

The steamer Waihi, which has been sent to replace the Boojum, is a much larger vessel than our former well-known little tender, but is so deficient in power as to be a very poor substitute. On Saturday she could not make any headway against the tide on her first return trip from the Rotomahana, and after three unsuccessful attempts to enter the harbor she had to land her passengers on the western pier, and then wait outside until the tide turned.
HB Herald, Tuesday May 31st 1887
Deaths -
THOMSON - At Madeira-road, on May 28th, Robert Goulding (Bertie) THOMSON, third son of Archibald Bruce and Amelia THOMSON, in his eighth year.
BAXTER - At the Napier Hospital, on the 30th May, James BAXTER, platelayer, aged 54 years.
The funeral will leave the residence of Mr M. HOBDEN, Carlyle-street, this day (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation. T.P. FULLER, undertaker.

A stock-driving case came before the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Richard DOLBEL being charged with driving 140 sheep along a thoroughfare during prohibited hours. Mr COTTERILL, who appeared for the defence, urged that the information disclosed no breach of the law, as the bye-law did not mention sheep. Inspector BULLEN contended that the wording of the clause was sufficiently explicit. Captain PREECE reserved his decision till this morning.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas MURRAY, William BARRY, and John M'MILLAN were each fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
James M'CARTNEY and Robert SMITH, for a like offence, were each fined 5s and costs.
Robert MAHER, on bail, did not appear when called upon to answer a charge of drunkenness, and his deposit of 1 pound was estreated.
George SMITH was fined 10s and costs for getting drunk, and 1 pound 10s and costs for refusing to leave the Star Hotel when requested to do so.
An unfortunate gentleman who gave the name of SELBY was charged with travelling on the Rotomahana from Wellington to Napier without paying for his passage. It was all due to a mistake, as Mr SELBY explained. He went on board the Rotomahana to see a man who was indebted to him (the unfortunate SELBY), and was so busy thinking about the debt that he did not notice the Rotomahana proceed on her voyage. This pathetic tale was quite thrown away upon the Resident Magistrate, who ordered the traveller to pay a fine of 3 pounds and costs, or to be imprisoned with hard labor for 14 days.
William ROGERS was fined 3s and costs for allowing horses to wander at Clive.
Alfred SCORGIE, for allowing sheep to wander at Clive, was dismissed with a caution.
William John KIRTON and John DONOVAN, jointly charged with forging and uttering a cheque for 3 pounds 12s 6d, were committed for trial.
HB Herald, Wednesday June 1st 1887
Mr W.J. WILCOCKS, who has for nine years been manager of the Invercargill branch of the New Zealand Shipping Company, has arrived here to take charge of the Napier branch, in place of Mr BALHARRY, who retires from the company's service. Mr WILCOCKS made himself very popular in Invercargill, and no doubt he will find in Napier equally congenial surroundings.

At the ordinary meeting of Court Captain Cook. A.O.F. it was decided to vote 5 pounds from the benevolent fund to the widow of the late Bro. W. SIMMONDS, who perished in the ill-fated Sir Donald. Mrs SIMMONDS is in need of present help, and the 20 pound funeral money provided by the court cannot be paid over until a statutory declaration of the death of deceased is made before a Justice.
HB Herald, Thursday June 2nd 1887
Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
"The usual fortnightly sitting of the Court was held to-day before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., when the following cases were disposed of:-
F.J. MOORE, P.H. HICKEY, and George CHAPMAN, were charged under the Public Health Act, 1876, with failing to have their children vaccinated. The cases were all adjourned for a month to allow the defendants to comply with the Act, either by having the children vaccinated or producing a doctor's certificate as to indisposition of the child.
George PILCHER, charged with a similar offence, was fined 1s, and costs 6s.
In each of the two following civil cases judgment was given for plaintiff:-
MIRBACH v. ROBINSON, and STARTUP v. Arani TUPURUPURU.
HB Herald, Friday June 3rd 1887
Birth -
TAYLOR - At Roslyn-road, Napier, on June 2nd, the wife of W.S. TAYLOR, of a son.

The match to-morrow afternoon between the Napier and Pirates football clubs promises to be an interesting one. The following will represent the Pirates:-
Le QUESNE, DAVIE, M'RAE, M'KAY, HARGRAVES, DEMPSEY, HOWE, MORRISON, M'SHERRY, MOORE, FLEMING, SWAN, J. M'KAY, FREEMAN, and GORMAN. Emergencies: GRAHAM, DRYBERG, and FAULKNOR.
HB Herald, Saturday June 4th 1887
We regret to record the somewhat sudden death of Mr Thomas POWDRELL, which took place at Wairoa yesterday afternoon. The deceased gentleman was 81 years of age at the time of his death, but was in the enjoyment of such good general health that his demise was unexpected. Mr POWDRELL was a very old settler, having been 27 years in Hawke's Bay. He lived in the Meanee district up till five years ago, when he removed to Wairoa. He was known far and wide as a splendid judge of horses, and was distinguished by a keen love of sport, his colors being very familiar to attendants at district race meetings. The deceased, who leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his demise, will be buried in the Napier cemetery, on Sunday if possible, as a steamer has been engaged to bring the body to Napier.

A meeting of creditors in the estate of Paul WILSON was held at the Court-house yesterday.
HB Herald, Monday June 6th 1887
A more eventful voyage than that of the barque Argo has seldom, if ever, been recorded. Not only have we to announce her loss, but the death of no fewer than three captains who navigated her at different periods during her fatal voyage. The Argo sailed from Hamburg for Rangoon, and reached the latter port in safety. Shortly after departure thence, the master, Captain STICK, was taken ill and died, and the chief officer assumed charge of the ship as master. Arrived at Rio, the new commander went ashore, contracted fever, and died a few days after the vessel put to sea. Mr WILLIAMS, the second mate, was then installed as captain, and St. Thomas was made on February 17, but in attempting to enter the harbor at night the vessel struck on a reef. Upon the occurrence, the master stood like one petrified, but suddenly appearing to realise the situation, he pulled a revolver from his pocket and shot himself, jumped into the sea, and disappeared. The crew saved themselves in the lifeboat, and shortly afterwards the vessel went to pieces. - Auckland "Herald".

We have to acknowledge the receipt of 1 pound 1s from Mr T.E. BRILL for the Boojum and Sir Donald relief fund.

Judging from the scarcity of houses, both large and small, there must have been a considerable influx of strangers to Napier in the last year. Notwithstanding that many houses have been built, it is hardly possible to find an empty one. For small cottages especially there is great demand, and very high rents are asked and given.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
John PRINGLE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Charles Le FABLE, for a similar offence, was sentenced to seven days' hard labor, he having been before the Court on several previous occasions.
Henry STRANGLETON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to four days' hard labor for using obscene language.
Thomas MURRAY, against whom previous convictions were put in, was fined 1 pound and costs for drunkenness.
James DARNELL, on remand charged with failing to support his wife (in Canterbury) was further remanded for three days.
HB Herald, Tuesday June 7th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
John KELLY was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
William DOLBEL was fined 10s and costs for allowing a horse to wander.
George NEALE, for allowing a chimney at the Refuge to catch fire, was fined 5s and costs.
James DARNELL, for failing to maintain his wife, was remanded to Christchurch.

In speaking of the heroism displayed in connection with the wreck of the Northumberland, we omitted to mention the courage displayed by a Spit resident named John ANDERSON. His name was bracketed with those of LYMAN and FORNE in our report of the wreck, and he also deserves recognition. If the Mayor would invite testimony in relation to courageous action on the night of the wreck he would no doubt obtain particulars from eye-witnesses.

Mr SAUNDERS, the secretary to the Harbor Board, met with a nasty accident yesterday. A retriever belonging to him was run over by a heavily laden dray, the animal's back being broken. Mr SAUNDERS, not knowing how severely the dog was injured, hurriedly attempted to drag it out of the road, when the poor beast's agony caused it to savagely grip its master's right arm, lacerating it very severely. Mr SAUNDERS went to the hospital, where his injuries were attended to by Dr MENZIES, who recommended rest for a week or ten days.
HB Herald, Wednesday June 8th 1887
Death -
BISSELL - At Clive, on the 6th June, Mary, the beloved wife of Edward BISSELL, aged 37 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence for the Havelock cemetery to-day (Wednesday), at 1 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
James GRINDELL and Thomas JOHNSTONE, charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and their respective recognisances of 1 pound each were estreated.
A first offender named BUTLER was discharged with a caution.
Alexander SINCLAIR pleaded not guilty to a charge of stealing 1 pound from John ANDERSON.......Accused was sentenced to one month's hard labor.
HB Herald, Thursday June 9th 1887
Marriage -
MACKAY-FORSYTH - On Tuesday, 7th June, at the Parsonage, Lyttelton, by the Rev. G. BOND, Aeneas Gordon MACKAY, to Bessie FORSYTH.
HB Herald, Friday June 10th 1887
The various bakers in town were interviewed by the Jubilee sports committee, and asked on what terms four thousand buns would be supplied for presentation to the school children joining the procession on Jubilee Day. Mr HERON's offer was accepted as the best. He will supply the buns at the rate of twenty for a penny.

Overland passengers from Napier to Wellington and vice versa can now do the coach journey between Palmerston North and Woodville, a distance of 16 miles, in COBB and Co's coaches for the sum of one shilling.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. LYNDON, J.P.,
John GILBERT was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to 48 hours' hard labor for using obscene language in Hastings street.
John KELLY, alias RAKE, charged with being under recognisances as a witness, and of failing to appear when called upon, was remanded till to-morrow.
HB Herald, Saturday June 11th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., John KELLY, alias RAKE, on remand charged with failing to attend as a witness at the last sittings of the Supreme Court, was liberated on his own recognisances of 50 pounds, and was warned that if he did not attend the next sittings of the Court in Napier he would be punished for contempt.
HB Herald, Monday June 13th 1887
Messrs RUDDOCK and FRYER have sold their well-known ironmongery business at Hastings to Mr W.F. BURNETT, a gentleman of large experience in the trade.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas MURRAY pleaded not guilty to a charge of being an habitual drunkard, but was sentenced to 21 days' hard labor.
Albert HIRD, similarly charged, was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.
Flora SOMERS was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald, Tuesday June 14th 1887
Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
At the Police Court this morning, before Messrs S. JOHNSON and A. St. C. INGLIS, J.P.'s, two desperate gladiators, by name F. O'CONNELL and James WENDELL, were charged with committing a breach of the peace by fighting in the Imperial Hotel, and were each fined 10s and 7s costs.
Two more doughty champions - James CUNNINGHAM and T. HASTIE - for committing a similar offence in Kenilworth-street were fined 10s and 7s costs each.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
John KELLY was sentenced to one month's hard labor for habitual drunkenness.
Samuel COOK and Charles LEWIS, each on bail charged with drunkenness, failed to appear, and in each case the bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Charles Le FABLE, for begging and vagrancy, and against whom a large number of convictions were put in, was sentenced to six months' hard labor.
Anthony GORDON was fined 10s and costs for allowing a horse to wander, and
Mary HURRY was fined 1s and costs for allowing a cow to stray.
HB Herald, Wednesday June 15th 1887
Owing to a temporary blocking of the culvert near Mr H.C. WILSON's residence the surface water was over the footpath in Tennyson-street last night, just as people were flocking to the theatre. Many of them got wet feet in consequence, being over the ankles in water almost before they knew they were in a small lake, and numerous were the prayers offered up for the well-being of the Council.

Mr GOODALL and Mr KRAEFT, with the pilot's assistants, had a little practice yesterday with the life-saving apparatus which was not a success when the Northumberland was stranded. Two shots were fired, travelling very well, and going about 560 yards. Quite a number of spectators witnessed the second shot, as the report of the first one seemed to give the residents of the Spit a shock that made them turn out in force, but it is not true, as was afterwards rumored, that a well-known resident proclaimed a Russian invasion and made for the hills.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., the following civil cases were disposed of:
CORLESS v. DOWLING
GILLESPIE v. VERNON
GOULDING v. VERNON
GOULDING v. MACLINTOCK
MOORE v. GOODYEAR
M'KAY v. BULLED
O'RORKE v. DONNELLY
FAULKNOR v. LAWTON.
HB Herald, Thursday June 16th 1887
The brave man whose conduct at the wreck of the Northumberland has been so much admired must be very forbearing. He has seen his patronymic printed as "Liman," "Lainam," and "Lyman," and has never threatened the printing offices with dynamite, although each spelling as given is wrong. He has apparently never bothered his head about the matter, but we learn from a quite near enough relative to speak with authority, that the name should be "Lynam."

Mr Edward DOBSON, who is one of the Commissioners under the new Representation Act, is the father of Mr Robert DOBSON, of Napier. The Evening Press says of him:- "Mr Edward DOBSON is a civil engineer of the old school, a Canterbury Pilgrim, and a man of very high attainments, great experience, and most estimable character. He was Provincial Engineer in Canterbury for many years, including the Moorhouse Tunnel period; and will bring to the Commission an invaluable store of technical knowledge, and quiet, clear-headed strong-mindedness."
HB Herald, Friday June 17th 1887
Birth -
MACKAY - On the 13th June, at Brookfields, Meanee, the wife of D. MACKAY, of a son.

Death -
FORD - On the 16th June, at Napier Hospital, Norman Albert FORD, of Uley, Gloucestershire, England, aged 22 years.
The funeral will leave the Hospital at 3 p.m. this day (Friday). Friends are invited to attend.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., John HUGHES, charged with larceny, was remanded for medical examination.
HB Herald, Saturday June 18th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., John BULLOCK was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to four days' hard labor for using obscene language.

We learn from a private letter from London that Mr HAMPTON, formerly of the Napier telegraphic department, and well known in this district, is now in the service of the Indo-European Telegraph Company, London.
HB Herald, Monday June 20th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday -
Albert HIND, an old offender - charged with drunkenness.
John WAIKARI - charged with drunkenness.
John SEYMOUR - charged with lunacy. Remanded till Thursday for medical examination.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
Last night a messenger arrived at Waipawa from Colonel HERRICK's station for the assistance of the police, on account of some alarm having been caused by a man named Patrick O'CONNOR, who was found to be suffering from lunacy......O'CONNOR is a married man, having with his wife been some time in the employ of Colonel HERRICK. The other poor lunatic who is supposed to be out on the hills has not been seen, and will probably die from exposure to the dreadful weather prevailing.
HB Herald, Tuesday June 21st 1887
Death -
SCOTT - At Napier, on the 19th June, Jane, the beloved wife of Hugh SCOTT, aged 61 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow (Wednesday). Friends will please accept this intimation.

The heavy rains have caused the low-lying country around Napier to be more or less flooded. The water was over the road yesterday at the Shamrock, and between there and Farndon many paddocks were under water. All the rivers are very high, but have a good run out to sea. The protective works at Taradale undoubtedly saved that part of the district from being flooded. No particular damage has been reported.
HB Herald, Thursday June 23rd 1887
Birth -
M'LEAN - At Napier, on the 20th June, the wife of Douglas M'LEAN, of a daughter.

Marriage -
BEAMISH-MANDERS - On the 21st June, at All Saints' Church, Taradale, by the Rev. C.L. TUKE, assisted by the Rev. H. MACLEAN, George Richard, second son of N.E. BEAMISH, of Okawa, to Emma Katharine Mary, eldest daughter of Frederick MANDERS, Esq., Dublin.

We have to acknowledge the receipt of 2 pounds 2s from Mr W. ELBOURNE, Puketapu, towards the Boojum-Sir Donald fund.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday,,
Mary Alice REAY, an old offender, was charged with drunkenness. In consideration of the inebriation having happened on Jubilee day defendant was dismissed with a caution.
Charlotte BUTWELL, who in addition to drunkenness was charged with making use of obscene language, was fined 5s and costs for her love of liquor, and was sentenced to 24 hours' hard labor on the other charge.
Samuel JOHNSON, for drunkenness at the Napier railway station, was fined 5s and costs. For being guilty of disorderly and offensive behaviour in a railway carriage at the same time and place, defendant was fined 1 pound and costs. The money was paid.
HB Herald, Friday June 24th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday,
a Maori woman was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
John SEYMOUR, charged with lunacy, was discharged.

A meeting of creditors in the estate of William Benwick HARDING was held yesterday. There was a good attendance. The resolution passed at a previous meeting agreeing to accept a composition of 10s in the pound was confirmed, and the proceedings terminated.
HB Herald, Saturday June 25th 1887
Death -
POCOCK - At his residence, White-road, Napier, on June 24th, James POCOCK, aged 49.
The funeral will leave his late residence for the Napier cemetery at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow (Sunday). Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

At the half-yearly meeting of the Napier Railway Employees Benefit Society, held last evening at the Napier railway station, the members presented Mr F. WINDSOR (late secretary) with a handsome clock in recognition of his valuable services during the past ten years.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, a man who gave the historic name of John BROWN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
John HUGHES, brought up on remand charged with lunacy, was committed to the Wellington lunatic asylum.

In our obituary column this morning is announced the death of a very old settler, in the person of the late Mr James POCOCK, who passed away yesterday at the age of 49 after an illness of long duration. The deceased, who had resided longer than 20 years in Napier leaves a widow, six sons, and a daughter, the latter being married to Mr R.L. WILLIAMS.
HB Herald, Monday June 27th 1887
A seal about six feet in length managed to get stranded on the beach yesterday, not far from the Shamrock, and was at once shot by an ardent "sportsman."

Mr W. WILKIE, who is a member of the Boojum-Sir Donald fund, informs us that the wants of Mesdames SIMMONDS and KNIGHT have been attended to, and that they are not in any immediate need.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Edward MITCHELL was fined 1 pound and costs for refusing to leave the Railway Hotel, Spit, when requested to do so, being disorderly at the time. For assaulting Constable HARVEY while performing his duty, MITCHELL was fined 3 pounds and costs.
Patrick O'CONNOR, charged with lunacy, was certified to be sane and discharged.

The man MITCHELL, fined at the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday for obstructing Constable HARVEY in the execution of his duty, gave the constable a rough time of it. After getting some severe kicks about the legs and body, and being knocked about the face and head, Constable HARVEY had to call assitance before the handcuffs could be got on MITCHELL, which was only done after a hard struggle. He was only fined 3 pounds.
HB Herald, Tuesday June 28th 1887
At present there are 43 men, 8 women, and 5 children in the refuge, and there are 43 families receiving outdoor relief.

We understand that Miss F. REED, head mistress of the Makatoku school, has been appointed head mistress of the Petane school.

Mr. HYDE, formerly of Napier, but now a settler on the Victoria block, Woodville, lost his sister and her three children by the boat accident at Tologa Bay.

Messrs COOPER and SUTTON are the successful tenderers for the erection of Messrs LANGLEY and NEWMAN's new brick premises in Tennyson-street. Mr W.A. DUGLEBY is the architect.

The Hastings Star says that Mr R. WELLWOOD has been asked to oppose Captain RUSSELL for the Hawke's Bay seat, but that he has not yet made up his mind whether he will stand or not.

It was commonly reported in town last night that a meeting of the "Liberal" party was held at Waterworth's Hall, when Messrs W.C. SMITH, H. WILLIAMS, N. JACOBS, P.F. JACOBSEN, T.M. MURPHY, M. M'ANENY, and other "leaders" of the party were present. After some discussion Mr M'ANENY agreed to resign his first claim upon the electors in favor of Mr Henry WILLIAMS, who, it was understood, agreed to accept the position of representative of the party.
HB Herald, Wednesday June 29th 1887
Birth -
ARROW - At Hokitika, on the 27th of June, the wife of Walter H. ARROW, of a daughter.

In another column Mr N. JACOBS denies having been present at the political meeting at Waterworth's Hall on Monday night. We gladly give publicity to Mr JACOBS' very natural disclaimer.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Patrick KELLY, George JOHNSON, William GRAY, and William POLLARD were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
William BROWN, for refusing while drunk to leave the Union Hotel, Spit, when requested by the lessee to do so, was fined 1 pound and costs.
HB Herald, Thursday June 30th 1887
Marriage -
MILLAR-SMITH - GRANT. On the 29th June, at the residence of the bride's parents, Ormondville, by the Rev. A. GRANT, John MILLAR-SMITH to Eliza (Lizzie), second daughter of George GRANT, Esq., late of Waipukurau.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs J.G. KINROSS, J.C. M'CAUSLAND, and F. FULTON, J.P.'s,
Joseph MOLLOY was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness, and 2 pounds and costs for insulting behavior on the Park Racecourse calculated to provoke a breach of the peace.
William HARLAN, alias LEWIS, was sentenced to one month's hard labor for stealing from a store in Hastings-street a pair of boots valued at 1 pound.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
An informal meeting of ladies residing in this neighborhood was held at St. Matthew's schoolroom this afternoon to consider what steps should be taken to collect money for the "Queen's Fund." The following ladies are (sic) present:- Mesdames RUSSELL, TANNER, J.N. WILLIAMS, R.P. WILLIAMS, FAULKNER, WELLWOOD, BROWN, FITZROY, VICKERMAN, BEILBY, M'EWAN, GRIMWOOD, NEALE, ROACH, MASON, CHAMBERS, and CLAYTON; Misses PERCY, BOGLE, HAMILTON, ROACH and GARRY.

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