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HB Herald, Friday July 1st 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E. PATTEN, J.P., Peter LUNDELL was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness and 5s and costs for resisting the arresting constable.

Mr F. CASSIN, on behalf of the Albion Lodge, and Mr B.S. CARLTON, representing the Brenan Lodge, yeserday waited on Mrs TEEHON and presented her with a cheque for 34 pounds 22s 6d on behalf of the two lodges, her late husband having been a member of the Order of Druids when living. This amount, with 5 pounds previously handed over, and doctor's fees paid for the widow and orphans for twelve months, makes 40 pounds 18s 6d voluntarily subscribed by the Druids in aid of Mrs TEEHON.
Hawkes Bay Herald, Saturday July 2nd 1887
Mr Horace BAKER, accompanied by Mr CARR, visited Makatoku on Thursday, and an impromptu meeting was arranged and held the same evening at SMITH's accommodation house, the room being well filled. Mr H. SMITH, sawmiller, was voted to the chair, and introduced Mr BAKER, stating that that gentleman intended contesting the bush district for a seat in Parliament.
HB Herald, Monday July 4th 1887
Death -
MORRISON - At Wairoa, on 1st July, Mary, relict of the late Mr W. MORRISON, and mother of Mrs J.J. TAYLOR and Mr T. MORRISON, of Napier, aged 78 years.

The following sums were paid over on Saturday in connection with the settling on the Napier Park races:- Mr G.P. DONNELLY, 251 pounds 15s; Messrs STOCK and CONROY, 95 pounds; Mr D. JOHNSTONE, 76 pounds; Mr W.Y. DENNETT, 42 pounds 15s; Mr M. RYAN,
47 pounds 10s; Mr A. SHEARSBY, 23 pounds 15s; Mr J. HERON, 9 pounds 10s;
Mr S. GREEVY, 4 pounds 15s; total, 551 pounds.

Inspector BULLEN has received a telegram from Gisborne stating that shin bones attached to a human foot, the latter shod in a number six elastic-side boot, slit at the instep, have been washed ashore. It is supposed that the melancholy relic is connected with the wreck of the Sir Donald.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr J.H. VAUTIER, J.P., George FOSTER, recently out of gaol after serving twelve months' hard labor for larceny, pleaded guilty to throwing a stone at a street lamp. He said he did it because he could not get work, and wanted to get into gaol again. He got his wish, being sent up to Mr MILLER's establishment for four days.

The missing man HEGAN, who is supposed to have been drowned in the Tuki Tuki river, was employed as a lineman in the Napier telegraph department for several years, and was a single man resident at Meanee. Constable HARVEY, accompanied by Mr STEWART, fisherman, have dragged the river up and down, but without success. It is feared that the body has been taken out to sea by the hevy fresh running the last few days.

Mr F. LOGAN received a pleasant surprise and well-merited token of esteem on Saturday night, when Mr J.A. WARBRICK rose at the dinner to the Gisborne football representatives, and, amidst enthusiastic applause, presented him with a handsome silver cigarette case as a memento of the recent football contests inf Wellington, the gift coming from the members of the representative team.
HB Herald, Tuesday July 5th 1887
Mrs MUGRIDGE, an old Napier stage-favorite when Miss Amy THORNTON, is now playing in Sydney under the name of Miss VAUGHAN. She has scored a success.

The business at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday was not of public interest. Three inebriates were ordered to pay 5s each to Her Majesty, with the usual alternative. Several owners of wandering cattle were muleted in sums of 1s to 5s, or escaped with a caution. A cabman, named JAMIESON, charged with driving into a hoarding in Hastings-street, was allowed to depart with a warning not to do it again. H.B. REID was charged with failing to keep lamps buring on a hoarding in Tennyson-street. The lamps had been duly lighted, but extinguished by some larrikins. No fine was inflicted.
HB Herald, Wednesday July 6th 1887
Mr H. WILDING is resigning his seat on the Education Board, as he is about to leave this district for Auckland. The whole of his effects will be submitted to auction on Friday by Mr Ben B. JOHNSON.

A meeting for girls over twelve years of age wishing to learn knitting, sewing, darning, mending, cutting out, &c., is held every Thursday evening in St. Paul's schoolroom, at 7.30, in connection with the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
HB Herald, Thursday July 7th 1887
At the Herbertville Court on Monday, before Mr Hugh HANDYSIDE, J.P., Thomas COFFEY was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for vagrancy. COFFEY is the man who was being hunted for in Waipawa county last month as a supposed lunatic.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Dr. CARO, J.P., Hoera KURI was charged with uttering a forged order for the payment of 2 pounds. On the application of Inspector BULLEN accused was remanded to the Hastings Resident Magistrate's Court.
HB Herald, Friday July 8th 1887
Captain DUNCAN has resigned his command of the Naval Artillery, in consequence of the pressure of private business.

We have received from Waipawa the following sums on account of the Boojum-Sir Donald fund:
J.M.C., 1 pound 1s.
Mrs BIBBY, 1 pound 1s.
William C. STEPHENS, 1 pound 1s.

Mr CRANE, of the The Aute Hotel, has been for a little time past carrying out improvements at the railway refreshment room, and has effected an agreeable transformation. Travellers who have not been up the line lately will find few points of resemblance between the old structure and that which will shortly be completed.

Mr G. ELLIS, of Hastings, took to burning firewood at his brewery instead of coal, but has had to return to the use of the latter. The heavy freights upon firewood make it 50 per cent cheaper for Newcastle coal to be burned, although our forests are only a short distance from Hastings and are tapped by a railway.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Joseph LEATHAN was fined 4 pounds and costs for assaulting a resident of Emerson-street named Alexander JONES, the alternative being one month's hard labor. The same defendant was also charged with using obscene language, and was sentenced to four days' hard labor.
Thomas SMITH, for drunkenness, was fined 10s and costs.

On the application of the Napier registrar of electors the names of the following persons were yesterday struck off the electoral roll by Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.:
A. Davidson FRASER
O. PEEZ, and
HB Herald, Saturday July 9th 1887
By Inspector BULLEN's request the shinbone with shod foot attached recently washed ashore at Gisborne was forwarded to Napier, to see if the remains could be identified by the boot. The boot has been identified by Mrs W. SIMMONDS as having belonged to her late husband, and it is regarded as certain by her and other friends of the deceased that the remains are his.

At the last meeting of the Napier fire brigade Mr W. MILLER was presented with a long service certificate, beautifully mounted in a massive and handsome gold frame. Superintendent WATERWORTH made the presentation in an appropriate address, in which he dwelt upon Mr MILLER's long continued and valuable services. The recipient suitably responded, after which his health was enthusiastically pledged in the orthodox fashion.

According to a return published in Thursday night's Gazette,
The estimated population (exclusive of Maoris) of the colony of New Zealand on the 31st of December, 1886, was 589,386. The increase during the quarter ened 31st March, 1887, was 3,995.
The estimated population (exclusive of Maoris) on the 31 March, 1887, was 593,381.
The Maori population, according to the census taken in March, 1885, was 41,823.
The total estimated population on 31st March, 1887, was 665,209.
HB Herald, Monday July 11th 1887
The Napier Rifle Cadets have changed their quarters to Mr R. HOLT's mill in Hastings-street, and will drill there to-night.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Dennis CAVANAGH was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Henry Matthew COOK pleaded guilty to stealing a saddle and bridle at Moawhanga in February last, and was sentenced to one month's hard labor. On a charge of stealing a horse on the same date prisoner was remanded for eight days.

Statistics show New Zealand to be in a bad condition financially, but leave us one consolation. Reckoning per head of the population we have less crime of all description than other countries, and our population is the most orderly and law-abiding in the world. Perhaps it is the "climate," or that we are too hard up to be vicious, or else that our much-abused but grand educational system is producing good fruit. The last supposition seems the most likely one, but anyway we congratulate ourselves upon the result, whatever the cause.
HB Herald, Tuesday July 12th 1887
Mr John BENNETT was in Napier yesterday, and denied the report that he intended to contest the Hawke's Bay seat.

Mr A.R.W. LASCELLES stated yesterday in town that he was going to offer himself as a candidate for the Waipawa constituency.

Some little excitement was caused in town yesterday afternoon by the fire-bell ringing out an alarm. The cause of this proved to be a fire in a chimney in Mr GARRETT's premises, but fortunately, no particular damage resulted.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Charles DUNFAY and Peter HARGREAVES, in bail charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and the deposits of
1 pound each were estreated.
James EGAN was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
David COLLINS was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, was sentenced to a month's hard labor for using obscene language, and to four days' hard labor for breaking a bucket, the property of the Government.
Robert HAWTHORN was fined 10s and costs for allowing a horse to wander.

Mr A.E. REMINGTON, one of the candidates for the Rangitikei seat, is a son of Mr Arthur REMINGTON, of Napier. He addressed a meeting of electors last week.
HB Herald, Wednesday July 13th 1887
Death -
JONES - At Konini, on July 11th, Edith Harriet, the dearly loved wife of William JONES, aged 24 years.
The funeral will leave Konini at 10.30 a.m., and the Hakowhai Crossing at 1 p.m. this day (Wednesday) for the Paketapu cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. Wellington papers please copy.

Mrs BARRY's house at Taradale was discovered to be on fire shortly before 12 o'clock on Monday night, and was completely destroyed in a short time. A few articles of furniture were saved. The building was insured in the South British office for 200 pounds.

The Poverty Bay Herald mentions the fact that Mrs NESBITT, the mother of Dr. NESBITT, the late R.M. at Gisborne, well remembers the festivities in connection with the Jubilee of George III. The old lady has attained the ripe old age of 97 years.

In the match on Saturday between the Napier and County football clubs the County team will be selected from the following players:- TAKU, J. M'CAUSLAND, KINNEAR, WARBRICK, TAIAROA, TEPANE, HIRA, PATRICK, DUNCAN, STEWART, CUTHBERT, VERITY, SAUNDERS, TARANAKI, FRASER, S. SHAVER, GREGORY, A. WILLIAMS, PAUL, SHEATH, WHARANGA, MANAENA, and F.M. NELSON.

To ascertain the extent to which the telephone is used in the colony a record is kept of the number of calls given daily at each exchange between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The average daily calls for the year ended March 1, 1887, were:-
Dunedin, 4641
Auckland, 4338
Wellington, 3260
Christchurch, 2997
Napier, 504
Wanganui, 411
Invercargill, 284
Nelson, 234
Oamaru, 189
Timaru, 146.
HB Herald, Thursday July 14th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr J.C. M'CAUDAND, J.P.,
John KELLY was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for being an habitual drunkard.
William TOMLIN and William SMITH were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Thomas KINCAID, charged with lunacy, was remanded for medical examination.

At the Herbertville Police Court on Monday, before Mr Hugh HANDYSIDE, J.P.,
Rose CAMPION was fined 1 pound and 14s costs for being drunk and disorderly, the alternative (accepted) being 14 days' hard labor. On a further charge of having no visible means of support defendant was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labor, the sentences to run concurrently.

Captain TODD, who was in charge of the Northumberland when she was wrecked here, met with a nasty accident at Lyttelton on Thursday last. According to the Christchurch Press Captain TODD endeavored to stop a runaway horse attached to a trap, and a dog running between Captain TODD's legs tripped him up just in front of the horse and vehicle. He received a severe shaking, and it is feared that his spine is injured.

The musical world of Napier has received an accession of strength and regained an old favorite in the return to the colony of Miss May BROWNE, who has decided to permanently resume the practice of her profession as a teacher of music. Miss BROWNE was long known to concert goers as a capable performer, and her name has been seldom absent from first-class programmes since her debut with Madame SUMMERHAYES.
HB Herald, Saturday July 16th 1888

We regret to state that Mr Walter CARNELL, son of our well-known townsman Mr S. CARNELL, is suffering from an acute attack of brain disease.

The following passengers arrived per Griffith's coach from the Hot Lakes last evening:- Mrs RUDDY, Miss WILLIAMS, Messrs H. M'LEAN, J. KEANS, and John WOODBURN.

It is reported that Mr John HARKER will contest the Waipawa seat. Mr HARKER is a genial carpenter, manly and straightforward, but hardly possessing the qualifications of a lawmaker. The opposition "Jack" meets with will be good-humored, as he is respected by those who know him, although they smile at his desires to be a legislator.

The following team has been finally selected to represent the County Football Club to-day in the match against Napier:
Full-back, TAKU.
Quarters, Wi DUNCAN and TAIAROA.

In the match Harriers v. Pirates, to be played on the Recreation Ground this afternoon, the following will represent the Harriers:-
HB Herald, Monday July 18th 1887
Deaths -
CARNELL - At Napier, on July 16th, Walter Henry, second son of Mr Samuel CARNELL, aged 26 years.
NEAL - On Sunday, July 17th, J.H. NEAL, of White Swan Brewery, aged 35 years.

We hear that Mr SCOTT, Port Ahuriri, is about to lease the Crown Hotel from Mr KENNEDY, the present lessee.

Mr G. NEALE, refuge master, desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of shrubs and trees from
Mr H.S. TIFFEN, and a parcel of trees from Mr ORMOND, to be used in beautifying the grounds.

Thomas KINCAID, who has been brought up before the Court twice recently on a charge of lunacy, and remanded each time for medical examination, was on Saturday brought again before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., and dismissed on the strength of a medical certificate of sanity.

A meeting of medical men was held in the Athenaeum on Saturday, when it was decided to form a Hawke's Bay branch of the medical association. Dr. HITCHINGS was elected president, Dr. FAULKNOR vice-president, and Dr. INNES secretary. All the medical men in Hawke's Bay have signified their intention to join the association.

Two of the four men who were sent to the Rotorua hospital by the Charitable Aid Board have returned. Jeremiah KEAN, who has been at the hospital four and a-half months, comes back practically the same as he went up. J. WOODBURN, who was there three months, returns slightly improved. Messrs RYDER and BAIRD, the other two who were sent, are still there and appear to have made no improvement so far as their ailments are concerned.

Mr Walter CARNELL died at the Napier Hospital early on Saturday morning from brain disease. The funeral of deceased took place yesterday, and was very largely attended in spite of the downpour of rain at the time, the cortege being one of the longest that has been seen in Napier for some time. The Rev. De Berdt HOVELL officiated at the grave, and the Master of the Loyal Napier Lodge of Oddfellows M.U.0, read the burial service, deceased having been when living a member of that order. There was a very large muster of Oddfellows in the funeral procession, representatives being present from lodges as far up the line as Waipawa. Much sympathy is felt for the friends of deceased in their sad bereavement.

Mr John NEAL, who for fifteen years had been in the employ of Mr G.H. SWAN, died yesterday from tetanus, the result of a peculiar accident. A fortnight ago he went out in a flat-bottomed boat on the inner lagoon to drive home a number of ducks. On returning he jumped from the boat to the shore, but slipping as he jumped, he fell a little short, and alighted with one foot on the bottom of a broken bottle lying in the ooze that fringes the lagoon. He sustained a nasty cut on the sole of the foot, but after washing it and binding it up he did not trouble much about the matter, going to work as usual. After working for some days he found the wound so painful that he had to lay up, and shortly afterwards lock-jaw set in. Under medical treatment he appeared to rally at first, but ultimately suffered a relapse and died yesterday as stated. Deceased was a member of the Napier Rifle company, of the L.O.L. No. 5, and also of the Protestant Alliance and American Oddfellows' Friendly Societies. He will be buried with military honors on Tuesday, having been one of the first members of the Rifles, who will furnish the firing party.
HB Herald, Tuesday July 19th 1887
Birth -
SHAW - At Wairoa, on the 18th July, the wife of W.F. SHAW, of a daughter.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Charlotte BUTWELL was fined 1 pound and costs for drunkenness. Four previous convictions within the past six months were put in.
Elizabeth STAFFORD, Margaret HARRIS, and Richard LODER were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
James LEWIS, for allowing three horses to wander, was fined 3s and costs.
Charles Ocean THOMPSON, for allowing one horse to wander, was fined 10s and costs.
Edward PASCOE, for driving by a night a horse and vehicle not carrying a light, was fined 3s and costs.
Edward BRIGHOUSE, for being found by night on the premises of Tom WATERWORTH, was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.

A lengthy report on a meeting of the creditors in the bankrupt estate of George SCARFE is available by request - Judy.
HB Herald, Wednesday July 20th 1887
Birth -
WHITE - At Napier, N.Z., on 16th July, the wife of W. Kinross WHITE, a son.

A curious case was heard at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, when Mr L. MOORE, the well-known solicitor, sued Andrew M'NEILL for 3 pounds 6s 8d for services rendered. It transpired that M'NEILL, who recently figured in the Hastings Resident Magistrate's Court as a plaintiff in a claim against the Rev. Hugh MACLEAN, was in gaol in a charge of lunacy when some of the specified services were rendered, and the defence to the action brought by Mr MOORE was that defendant being a lunatic was not liable. His Worship disallowed some of the charges, and gave judgment for 1 pound and 6s costs. Defendant was represented by Mr DICK, who, it may be supposed, was either quite sure of his client's sanity then, or had received payment in advance.
HB Herald, Thursday July 21st 1887
Birth -
STEWART- At Mangatoro, on July 18th, the wife of P. STEWART, of a daughter.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr J.H. VAUTIER, J.P., Robert HACKETT, Jacob STANMEAN, and Michael MULLINS, alias BARRETT, were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. Later in the day MULLINS got drunk again, and was promptly locked up.

The police are making inquiries with regard to a very serious assault case. About 1 o'clock yesterday morning
Mr G. GIFFORD was set upon near one of the town hotels and brutally maltreated. He managed to make his way home,
and then became insensible from loss of blood. He was taken to the hospital, where he now lies in a precarious condition.

At the Herbertville Police Court on Saturday, before Mr A.H. PRICE, J.P., James WHITE was charged upon the information of John MORRISON with assaulting him on the 10th inst. The Bench considered the charge proved, and fined defendant 10s, with 9s costs, the alternative being 48 hours' hard labor. The money was paid.
HB Herald, Friday July 22nd 1887
Mr H.L. DONNELLY, one of the most widely-known settlers in Hawke's Bay, has commenced business as a stock and station agent. Mr DONELLY's long residence in the district, and his thorough acquaintance with the quality and value of stock, will stand him in good stead in his new venture.

Mr W.W. WOODS yesterday found on the Petane beach, near the wreck of the Northumberland, a relic of the late Mr Archibald WADDELL in the shape of the watch that he wore on the day the Boojum was capsized. The case of the watch bears the following inscription:- "Presented by a few friends to Mr A. WADDELL, on his leaving Darnconner, December 1st, 1871." Mr WOODS will hand over the watch to Mrs WADDELL.

While men are walking about out of work, and the country is head over ears in debt, why should members of the Lower House have more than 100 pounds per session, why should members of the Upper House be paid anything, why should the Governor have more than 5000 pounds a year, and why should any member of the Government have more than 700 pounds or 800 pounds a year? These are questions that are being asked by so-called "Tory" candidates, and of course the "Liberals" take the opposite view and say that it is a shame to cut down honoraria. The people have to give their answer at the polling booths.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Michael MILLINS was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
Elizabeth STAFFORD, against whom 20 previous convictions were put in, was fined 5s and costs for drunkeness, and was sentenced to seven days' hard labor for using obscene language.
George Edwin BENNETT, a lad of about 14 years of age, who stated that his parents lived at Wairoa, pleaded guilty to stealing a sovereign, the property of David THOW, from a bag hanging in the latter's house at Taradale. After stealing the money the boy went and expended the greater portion of the sovereign in articles of clothing. His Worship stated that he would pass sentence this (Friday) morning, and accused was removed in custody.
Hb Herald, Saturday July 23rd 1887
Mr Harold LARGE, son of Mr J.S. LARGE, of Napier, has been entered at Cambridge. Mr LARGE and his son are both in England, but the former will return shortly.

The funeral yesterday of the daughter of Mr John DAVIDSON, Hastings-street, was attended by a large number of the scholars of the district side school. A half-holiday was declared to enable the children to pay the last tribute to their deceased schoolfellow and companion.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Thomas ROBSON, of Hastings, was held in the Court-house yesterday.

Our Woodville correspondent writes under yesterday's date:- The borough elections are occasioning much excitement here now. Mr Joseph SOWRY was elected Mayor without opposition. The nominations for councillors number 16, and are as follows:-
A. St. George RYDER, and Edwin HALL.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
MaryAnn BROWN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
The boy who on the preceding day had pleaded guilty to stealing a sovereign, and who gave his name as BENNETT, was brought up for sentence. Inspector BULLEN stated that inquiries had been mde about the lad, and it had been found that his name was Charles EMMETT, and that he was the son of a highly respectable resident. He had been put to learn a trade, but would not stop in the situation. The father of the lad was present, and in reply to the Bench said he had never known the boy to do wrong before, except that he once stayed away from home for two days. His Worship said he would deal with the case under the Justice of the Peace Act, and order the boy to receive six strokes with a birch rod, and to be sent to Burnham Industrial School till he was 15 years of age, to be trained in the Wesleyan form of faith.

An inquest was held at the Star Hotel yesterday, before Captain PREECE, coroner, on the body of John WOODBURN, who was found dead in bed on the preceding night. Deceased recently returned from the Rotorua hospital, where he was sent by the Charitable Aid Board, and on coming back he took up his abode at the Star Hotel. On Thursday afternoon he complained of pains in his stomach, and Mr JOHNSTONE, lessee of the hotel, gave him some brandy and advised him to lie down. At tea time Mr JOHNSTONE sent the waiter up to the bedroom of deceased to see if he would have his tea sent up. He said he would be glad if Mr JOHNSTONE would send up a cup of tea with some gin in it, and this was done. Later another boarder who stayed in the same room with deceased went up and found him sitting on the bed, with his back against the wall, but quite dead, and from appaearances it seemed as if he had died just after taking a drink of water. Dr. de LISLE was called in, but deceased had been de!
ad about two hours. A post mortem examination by Dr. de LISLE showed that deceased's intestines were so distended with wind that they had forced the heart and lungs high up into the chest. There was valvular incompetence of the heart, and a large abscess upon the liver had burst. The immediate cause of death appeared to be the pressure of the distended intestines upon the diseased heart. The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.
HB Herald, Monday July 25th 1887
We confess to a feeling of deep regret in connection with the recent decision at the Resident Magistrate's Court in the case of the lad EMMETT. A mere child, not long released from the discipline of school, he took a sovereign from a house to which he had access and spent it at the nearest store. This, of course, was an offence which needed punishment, and by the decision of the Resident Magistrate punishment of a sort has been awarded. We say "of a sort," because, while convinced that Captain PREECE is a careful, humane, and painstaking magistrate, we are also convinced that owing to inherently bad legislation the punishment he was in a manner forced to inflict will tend to make the boy worse rather than better. The Burnham Industrial School, to which young EMMETT has been sent, is an institution far more favorable to the manufacture of criminals than to the reformation of boys and girls who have manifested vicious tendencies.

Three stacks were destroyed by fire at Maraekakaho station last week. They were the property of Mr CORKILL, and were insured in the Northern office for 144 pounds. Mr CORKILL's loss is fully 100 pounds over the insurance.

Messrs C.B. HOADLEY and Co. have entered into permanent occupation of their new premises, and they can now claim possession of one of the handsomest blocks of offices and shops in New Zealand.
HB Herald, Tuesday July 26th 1887
Mr H.S. TIFFEN has received a reply to his application to the Royal Humane Society of Australasia on behalf of the brave men who risked their lives in connection with saving the crew of the Northumberland. The application will be laid before the directors at a formal meeting, and in the meanwhile Mr TIFFEN has received papers to be formally filled up and attested before a magistrate, setting forth the actions urged as a reason why medals should be awarded. These will be forwarded to Melbourne as soon as possible.

At a meeting of the Charitable Aid Board yesterday Mr COHEN drew attention to the case of the boy EMMETT, who on Friday was ordered to be sent to Burnham for a year. Mr COHEN said that some time ago Captain PREECE promised not to commit any children to industrial schools without first consulting with the Board. He (Mr COHEN) was quite sure that the Board would not have sanctioned the lad being sent to Burnham. If he had been well flogged and handed over to his parents the ends of justice would have been served. He would have had a chance then, whereas it was likely that a stay at Burnham would do him a great deal of harm.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Cornelius SWEENEY, James EGAN, John THOMPSON, and John M'LEAN were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
William GOODALL and George KNIGHT, two lads, were charged with moving a truck on the railway line parallel to Hyderabad-road, whereby serious damage might have been caused. Mr CORNFORD and Mr BEGG appeared for defendants, and while admitting the mischievous nature of what had been done, urged that the case should be leniently dealt with, as it was a first offence. The lads were dismissed with a caution.
Three lads named RYMER, CORBIN, and PALMER were charged with annoying persons by playing football in Herschel-street. They were discharged with a caution.
Edward SMITH and Henry GLAZEBROOK were each fined 3s and costs for allowing horses to stray, and
Stephen HOOPER was fined 10s and costs for a similar offence.
William BRUCE, for failing to keep a light on a vehicle at night was fined 10sand costs.

A dreary perjury case occupied the time of the Resident Magistrate's Court nearly all day yesterday, and will probably drag on nearly the whole of to-day. Messrs M.S. BELL and W.R. BLYTHE, J.P.'s, occupied the bench, Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., being a witness in the case. The accused (who was represented by Mr LASCELLES) was a cabman named George Russ GRANT. (A lengthy report available on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Wednesday July 27th 1887
Birth -
NEAL - At Napier-terrace, on the 26th July, the wife of W.H. NEAL, of a daughter.

Death -
M'GLASHAN - At Farndon, on 25th July, John M'GLASHAN, late of Mile End, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, aged 72 years. Home papers please copy.
The funeral will leave his late residence this day (Wednesday), at 1 p.m., for the Napier cemetery.

The residence of Mr Patrick COX, situated in Ormond-street, Woodville, hbas been destroyed by fire. The building was insured in the Northern office for 200 pounds.

Another case of alleged horse-stealing came before the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, a man named William NEWMAN being brought before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., charged with the larceny of a horse, saddle, and bridle, valued collectively at 7 pounds, the property of two aboriginals residing at Paki Paki. At the request of the police accused was remanded till to-morrow.
HB Herald, Thursday July 28th 1887

A coffee supper and entertainment was held in the United Methodist Free Church schoolroom last evening and was, as is usual with these entertainments, exceedingly enjoyable.
Readings by Messrs HODGSON and F.E. SAUNDERS.
Pianoforte solos by Misses WILLIAMS and M. GRAHAM.
Rev. J. EDWARDS, in the chair.
HB Herald, Friday July 29th 1887
Birth -
FREEMAN - At Fitzroy-road, Napier, on July 22nd, the wife of S.J. FREEMAN, of a son.

The following will represent the High School in their match against the County second fifteen to-morrow at Farndon:- DAVIS, PEACOCK, BRYSON, W. GOODALL, HUTCHINSON, GOODALL, CATO, HERROLD, TYLEE, GROOM, BENNETT, NEWTON, LAMB, RICHARDSON, and SOULIS. Emergencies, RYAN, NEWTON, and FANNIN.

Mr W. FAWKNOR, manager of the New Plymouth branch of the Bank of Australasia, has been promoted to the Napier branch, in place of Mr C.B. WINTER, who becomes inspector at the Bank. Mr FAWKNOR is very popular at New Plymouth. He is noted as a keen sportsman, taking special interest in horse-racing, and his appointment will make Mr WINTER's loss less felt in local sporting circles.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday,
John KELLY, fined 1 pound and costs for drunkenness, the alternative being seven days' hard labor, which was accepted in
consequence of the depression.
William NEWMAN, charged with stealing a horse from a native on the 18th inst., was committed for trial. On a further charge of stealing a saddle, the property of another native, the same prisoner was remanded for eight days.

Wairoa, Thursday.
A Mormon elder named Brigham YOUNG, a nephew of the original shining light of that name, died at Nuhaka about a week ago of inflammation of the lungs. The remains of the deceased have been brought down here, where they will be put in a leaden coffin and shipped off to Salt Lake City to be interred along with the other departed Latter Day Saints in that land of the faithful.
HB Herald, Saturday July 30th 1887
Marriage -
SIMMONDS-HORNE - On the 28th July, at the residence of the bride's father, Airlie Cottage, Woodville, by the Rev. Mr WRIGHT (Palmerston), Harry M'Lellan SIMMONDS, to Annie Mitchell HORNE, eldest daughter of Mr D.M. HORNE, of Woodville. ("Canterbury Times" please copy.)

Death -
WALLIS - On July 22nd, at Waipiro, Gisborne, Nora Edith UNDERWOOD, third daughter of A.H. WALLIS, aged 5 years.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Alexander TAIT was charged with drunkenness. Defendant did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.

Mr G. NEALE desires us to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of papers and left-off apparel from Mr J.C. FOWLER, and a basket of meat from Mr J. HIGGINS, for the inmates of the refuge.
HB Herald, Monday August 1st 1887
Death -
STARK - At Mohaka, on Friday, 20th July, Agnes STARK, widow of the late William STARK, of Mohaka.

The master of the refuge desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of clothing from Mr HUTCHINSON.

An inmate of the refuge named John M'DONOUGH, aged 63 years, died somewhat suddenly on Saturday from heart disease. The funeral will take place to-day.

On Saturday a young man called upon Inspector BULLEN at the police office and said that he wished to be taken into custody. He stated that his name was William Dunbar BIRRELL, that his age was 19 years, and that he desired to surrender himself on a charge of forgery upon the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. By searching the police records Inspector BALLEN found that a warrant for the apprehension of a person of the same name was issued by the Molong N.S.W.) Bench of Magistrates.
HB Herald, Tuesday August 2nd 1887
Deaths -
BURTON - At Taradale, on the 31st July, after a short illness, William BURTON, aged 69.
The funeral will leave his late residence for the Taradale cemetery at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the 3rd inst.

KEMP - At White-road, Napier, on August 1st, after a painful illness, Susannah, relief of Thomas KEMP, of England,
aged 68 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence at 3 p.m. to-morrow (Wednesday).

An accident of an extremely dangerous and disagreeable character (says the Wairarapa Star) happened to Mr EATON, chemist, on Thursday afternoon. He was assisting in the preparation of the drill-shed for the Masonic ball, and had in his breast pocket a bottle of nitric acid and certain essential oils which he intended using for disinfecting purposes. Suddenly as he was speaking to the decorators the bottle exploded, and a quantity of the liquid was spattered over his face. Fortunately his eyes escaped, although his eyelids were badly scorched. It is needless to say that the coat which Mr EATON wore was completely destroyed. His escape from very serious injury under the circumstances was a remarkably narrow one.

Mr James DOWLINGT, tide-waiter on board the Halcione, met with a severe accident yesterday forenoon. It appears that he was unsealing the hatches on the 'tween decks, and it being very dark in that part of the ship he made a step too far, and fell into the lower hold. His fall was fortunately broken by an iron tank, but for which he would have gone right down on to the keelson, and the result must have been instant death. We are happy to state that when we interviewed Mr DOWLING he was recovering from the shock. He has a nasty cut across the forehead, however, and his face is badly bruised, but no bones are broken, and we hope to see him resume his duties in a few days, as he is the main stay of a widowed mother with a large family. His narrow escape was a fortunate one.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday,
William BARRY was fined 1 pound and costs for drunkenness.
Charles NELSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, 3 pounds and costs, with the alternative of 14 days' hard labor, for assaulting a police constable, and was sentenced to seven days' hard labor for using obscene language.
William Dunbar BIRRELL, whose voluntary surrender to the police was reported in our yesterday's issue, was charged with embezzling. At the request of Inspector BULLEN accused was remanded for eight days.
John BICKNELL was fined 10s and costs for allowing a horse to wander.
Thomas CONNELL, a lad, was fined 1 pound and costs for causing damage to property and danger to persons by throwing stones.

A home for women and girls of respectable character is to be opened shortly in connection with the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Mr TROY's house in the Coote-road has been rented for the purpose, and the Union has secured the services of Mrs TROY as matron. The home will be available for females of all creeds and nationalities, and laundry and needlework will be performed by the inmates. Any gifts of money or goods towards furnishing the home will be thankfully accepted. Members of the committee will wait upon the residents of Napier soliciting assistance in this direction, and donations will be acknowleged in the Press. Application for admission to the home may be made to any member of the committee, whose names are here given:-
HB Herald, Wednesday August 3rd 1887
James Le BAS and William DEVITT were yesterday fined 5s each with the usual alternative, as a check on their bibulative tendencies.
William SWANSON, against whom previous convictions were recorded, was muleted in the sum of 1 pound and costs, the alternative being four days' imprisonment with hard labor.

We would suggest to the railway authorities that a special train should be run between Hastings and Napier on Saturday night to afford town residents an opportunity of hearing Sir George GREY's address. There is a precedent for this in the running of a special train to Waipawa for Sir Robert STOUT's speech, and in the delaying of the train last Saturday. A "special" at reasonable return fares would, we are sure, be well patronised, and pay the department.

Mr A.B. GREENE, of Hastings, was yesterday fined 5 pounds by his Honor the Chief Justice. Mr GREENE had written to the Registrar of the Supreme Court enclosing a certificate from Dr FAULKNER of his unfitness to serve on the jury. His Honor said he could not take notice of communications by post, and therefore fined Mr GREENE to convince him of the fact. Mr J.H. HOLDER, who attended with a similar certificate proving his unfitness to appear, was excused.

At the R.M. Court yesterday Captain PREECE gave judgment for the plaintiffs in the following cases:-
Property Tax Commission v. James HAGUE
Same v. Thomas GILLIGAN
Martin RYAN v. Henry HONOR
William MAY v. T.H. SPENCER
Martin RYAN v. William TURNER.
HB Herald, Thursday August 4th 1887
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday,
William SMITH was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The Supreme Court was occupied for a considerable portion of yesterday with the case of REGINA v. GRANT for alleged perjury, which was before the Resident Magistrate last week. The chief point for the jury to determine is whether accused or a Maori named POMARE lied in relation to an alleged payment of 3 pounds by the latter to the former in settlement of a claim. The case was not finished yesterday, and will probably last all to-day, when the defence will be heard.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
At the R.M. Court to-day, before Messrs JOHNSON and INGLIS, J.P.'s,
the charge of assault preferred by BARLOW against PEERS was dismissed.
Duncan MACKAY was fined 2 pounds and 12s costs for allowing two horses to wander on the railway line.
In the following civil cases judgment was given for plaintiffs:-

The committee of the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union decided last night to hold a fancy-dress ball at the end of the present month. Messrs John ROCHFORT and H.F. GIBBONS were appointed joint secretaries, and the following gentlemen were selected as a committee to carry out the object:- Messrs ANDERSON, CHILDS, HARDEN, FINCH, S.R. KENNEDY,

Last night there was a very pleasant social gathering in connection with St. Augustine's Church. The schoolroom was comfortably filled, and after a few remarks from the chairman, the Rev. J. PARKINSON, the following pleasing programme of vocal and instrumental music was gone through, and was thoroughly appreciated by the audience:-
Overtue, "The Caliph of Bagdad, Miss STEVENS, Miss SKIPPAGE, and Mr STEVENS.
song, "Apart," Mrs SORRELL
song, "Every bullet has its billet," Mr ARNOLD
song and chorus, "I hear them sweetly singing," Mr MINETT
song, "Life is but a game for see-saw," Miss CHEGWIDDEN
song, "In Paradiso," Mr COTTRELL
song, "Old England and the New," Mr STEVENS
song, "The Golden Shore," Miss BLACKMORE
song, "Oh, Fair Dore," Miss STEVENS
duet, "The Starboard Watch," Mr COTTRELL and Mr ARNOLD.
At 9 o'clock a plentiful supply of refreshments was handed round, the evening's entertainment concluding with some indoor games which were heartily entered into by those present.
HB Herald, Friday August 5th 1887
Birth -
HAGGEN - At Ashridge, on July 29th, the wife of E.A. HAGGEN, of a son.

We are pleased to state that Mr DOWLING, whose recent accident on board the Halcione was reported in these columns a few days since, has so far recovered as to be able to resume his duties. He experienced the kindest treatment at the hands of Captain KELLY.

It appears almost certain that the Columbia may be posted as missing. She left Auckland five or six days before the Darcy Pratt left that port for Oamaru. We may say that this is another loss to Napier, the little vessel being a regular trader to this port, and Captain CONWAY was at one time a resident of Port Ahuriri. He was a kind and quiet man, and many will regret his loss.

In the football matches against Canterbury and Otago the Hawke's Bay team will be chosen from the following players:-

The railway authorities announce that a special train will run from Napier to Hastings and back to-morrow night, to enable townspeople to hear New Zealand's greatest orator, SIR GEORGE GREY, who will address a public meeting at the Town Hall.

The case of REGINA v. GRANT, alleged perjury, occupied the attention of the Supreme Court all day yesterday. Mr CRESSWELL, for the defence, made an able and exhaustive address to the jury. James ROULSTON, James PALMER, Thomas TRASK, William LUCAS, John SKEWES, William NEWBY, Henry STEVENS, Frederick TANKARD, and Ada GRANT gave evidence which in many respects clashed strongly with the theory of the prosecution. The jury retired late in the afternoon, but could not agree, and at 10.15 o'clock were sent for by his Honor. The foreman stated that there was not the remotest chance of the jury agreeing......the jury was dismissed. The Crown Prosecutor stated that he would not ask for another jury to be empannelled, and accused was accordingly discharged.
Hb Herald, Saturday August 6th 1887

Mr G. NEALE, refuge master, desires to acknowledge the receipt of parcels of clothing from Mrs SWAN, Mrs TUKE, and Captain GLEADOW.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday a man who gave the name of Paddy WHITE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness and 1 pound and costs for tearing up bedding in the lock-up.

In the bankrupt estate of Samuel CARTER the furniture of the debtor was valued at 250 pounds. It transpired during the proceedings in the Superior Court yesterday that the furniture so valued was insured for 300 pounds. In explanation the debtor said that when he bought the house he lived in he took over the former owner's furniture insurance policy.
HB Herald, Monday August 8th 1887
Mr W. POWELL, who will be well remembered by all old Napier residents, has returned to this town and has taken a shop in Tennyson-street, where he will carry on business as a tailor.

On Saturday at the Resident Magistrate's Court,
Patrick WHITE, alias John MURPHY, was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

Sir George GREY has kindly promised Mr Neil HEATH to address the lads at the High School this morning, at 11.5 o'clock. If the "Old Knight" possesses one power greater than another it is that of influencing scholars by his eloquent tongue, and the lads are certain to profit by his address.
HB Herald, Tuesday August 9th 1887
Birth -
CARTER - At Burlington-road, on the 8th August, the wife of S.H. CARTER, of a daughter.

Mr Henry ANSELL of Hastings desires us to state that he is not the Henry ANSELL who wrote the letter which appeared in yesterday's Herald over that signature. The author of the letter was Mr Henry ANSELL, the well-known carpenter of Napier.

At the R.M. Court yesterday before Messrs M.S. BELL and J.R. DUNCAN, J.P.'s,
Thomas HOGAN and William BARRY were each fined 5s for drunkenness.
John CARROLL, who had only exceeded due bounds by a "wee drap," was dismissed with a caution.
Henry COOK, charged with horse-stealing, was further remanded for a week.
George FUSZARD was fined 5s and costs for driving a cart through the streets of the town at night without having a light attached to the vehicle.
Thomas TRASK and James O'HALLORAN were each fined 5s and costs for allowing horses to wander.
William CANTLIN, similarly charged, was dismissed with a caution in consideration of his having paid poundage fees.
John CAMPBELL was charged with assaulting Charles MILLER, but after hearing evidence the Bench dismissed the charge.

The anniversary of the Juvenile Lodge of Foresters was celebrated last evening in the Foresters' Hall, Dickens-street, by an entertainment consisting of musical selections, songs and recitations.
Songs by Mrs BEAR, Miss BISHOP, and Messrs ARNOLD and WHITE, and Masters RAVEN, BEAR, and LANGLEY.
Recitations by Mr G.I. C LARK, and Masters JONES, MITCHELL, and BEAR.
Reading by Master BEAR.
Musical selections played by Mr C.P. LOUND (on the flute) and Miss KING (on the piano) and the accompaniments to the songs were played by Miss KING and Master HOOPER.
HB Herald, Wednesday August 10th 1887
Marriage -
TANNER-LANCE - At Riccarton, Canterbury, on the 9th August, by the Rev. Croasdaile BOWEN, Ernest Denton TANNER, eldest ton of Thomas TANNER, of Riverslea, Hawke's Bay, to Sarah Mary, second surviving daughter of the late Henry Porcher LANCE, of Horsley Downs, Canterbury.

We are requested by Messrs GRAHAM, PITT, and BENNETT, of Gisborne, to state that the Okahu block of 690 acres, advertised in the Herald for sale in connection with a bankrupt estate, has been withdrawn from the market.

A horse harnessed to a dray took fright yesterday afternoon in Hastings-street, and bolted along the road at a great pace. Mr D. MURNANE, who was in charge of the dray, ran and caught the reins close to the bit, and at considerable risk to his life after a severe struggle managed to stop the runaway. At one time Mr MURNANE narrowly escaped being dashed against a verandah post, and the pluck he displayed was very favorably commented upon by all who saw the occurrence.

Last night at about 8 o'clock a most unusual occurrence was observed in the north-western sky. Apparently a very brilliant star - more brilliant than one of the first magnitude, was seen by several persons to gradually fade away and re-appear twice, and eventually to disappear entirely from view. About 30 seconds after its disappearance a white light was seen in the neighborhood where the star had been, and this light, taking an oval form, extended to about half a degree across the heavens. This faded gradually away, leaving the whole of the western sky illuminated by a peculiar blueish-white light.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following cases:-
NEWTON and Co., v. F. WELLS
In a case brought by Henrietta VONDERSEE, a woman whose name has frequently figured in Court, the plaintiff sought to recover 18 pounds from a young woman named Alice WIGG. Judgment given for the latter with costs.
HB Herald, Thursday August 11th 1887
The master of the refuge acknowledges the receipt of a parcel of clothing from Mrs RICHARDSON, of Petane.

Robert CLARKE and Charles HARTLEY were each fined 5s for drunkenness yesterday at the R.M. Court.

The Harriers Football Club will be represented by the following in the match with the Wairoa team to-morrow:-

The football match, Napier v. Wairoa, which was to have been played to-day, has been postponed to next Tuesday, the 16th instant. This has been done through there being some uncertainty as to whether all the Wairoa team will be in to-day. The following will represent the Napier club:- NEWTON, CATO, TROTTER, ANDERSON, HARDEN, KELLY, KENNEDY, F. KENNEDY, S. PEACOCK, CHILDS, SKEET, STYCHE, DAVIS, STANTON, and LIDDLE.

A new Temperance lodge was inaugurated at the Scandinavian schoolroom last night by Bro. J. HARDING, G.C.T., and the officers of the Pride of Hawke's Bay and Bond of Unity lodges. The following officers were elected:-
W.C.T., Bro. R. HOGAN
W.V.T., Sister HOGAN
W.S., Bro. Heber le BAS
F.S., Bro. R. SMAIL
M., Bro. H. BROWN
I.G., Bro. A. BROWN
O.G., Bro. Geo. PRESLING
P.E.F., Bro. W. DODDS
It was decided to name the new lodge "The Star of Napier."
HB Herald, Friday August 12th 1887
A very severe shock of earthquake was experienced in Napier at 6.45 o'clock last evening.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, Peter M'ALPINE, otherwise Archibald FINDLAY, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness
HB Herald, Saturday August 13th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, William NEWMAN was sentenced to two months' hard labor for stealing a saddle at Paki Paki. Prisoner was sentenced at the last sittings of the Supreme Court to nine months' hard labor for stealing a horse at the time he stole the saddle, and the R.M. ordered the sentences imposed by him to run concurrently with the first one.

The committee of the Women's Home, which is established under the auspices of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, desire to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following gifts in aid of the project:-
Blankets, Miss WILLIAMS
stretcher and quite, Mrs LASCELLES
furniture, Mr NICHOLSON
firewood, Mr HOLT
crockery, Mr BLAIR
tinware, Mr GILLESPIE
napery, Mr SEARLE
cases, Messrs RINGLAND and THOMAS
iron-ware, Messrs WEBBER and WILSON
crockery, Messrs NEWTON and Co.
matting, Mr W.R. BLYTHE.

A meeting of the Nelson memorial committee was held last evening in the drill-shed, Hastings-street, when it was decided to expend the funds available in the following manner:-
First, to erect a memorial stone and fence over the grave of the late Sergeant NELSON;
second, to procure three life-size portraits of Sergeant NELSON, one for presentation to his widow, one to his sister, and one to be hung in the non-commissioned officers' room of the garrison.
The following gentlemen were appointed a committee to give effect to the above:-
Captains M'CARTNEY, SMITH, WOOD, MOORE, and ADAMS, and Lieutenant CHICKEN.
HB Herald, Monday August 15th 1887
Mr NEALE, refuge master, desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of hats from Mr COOK, of the New Zealand Clothing Factory, and a coat from Mr W. BISHOP, for the use of the inmates.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday,
George CLEMEN failed to appear in answer to a charge of drunkenness, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
William FORSTER, for being drunk while in charge of a dray and horses, was fined 10s and costs.

The selection committee of the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union have chosen the following team to represent this district in the match against Canterbury:-
three-quarters, WARBRICK, PERCY, and M'CAUSLAND
Emergencies, M'RAE (back); MOORE, A. WILLIAMS and HAWKINS (forwards).

For some time past Mr S. CARNELL has had in progress a series of the most extensive alterations and additions to his photographic studio. These are now completed, and the result is one of the most convenient establishments of the kind in New Zealand.
HB Herald, Tuesday August 16th 1887
Birth -
KINROSS - At Mount Alloway, on the 11th? (could be 14th) of August, the wife of J.G. KINROSS, of a son.

The Wairoa players will meet a team representing the Napier Football Club on the Recreation Ground this afternoon. The following team will represent Napier:- NEWTON, ANDERSON, TROTTER, CATO, HARDEN, KELLY, F. KENNEDY, SKEET, S. KENNEDY, PEACOCK, CHILDS, STANTON, STYCHE, DAVIS, and LIDDLE.

We are requested to remind the members of the Musical Society and those ladies and gentlemen who took part in the late operatic concert, that a rehearsal will be held at the Athenaeum hall this (Tuesday) evening at half-past 7 o'clock.....Mr Keith WILSON will again assume the position of stage manager, the duties of which he so ably performed at the first concert, and Mr MOUNTFORD will act as secretary.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:- At the R.M. Court to-day, before
David ROCHFORT was charged with drunkenness. As this was his second offence within three days he was fined 1 pound, or in default three days' imprisonment in Waipawa gaol.
George JOHNSON, for threatening behaviour, was fined 1s and 7s costs.

We learn that Messrs LYNDON and SIDEY, as agents for Mr A. PETERS, have been instructed to haved the well-known Roseneath property, near Taradale, cut up and thrown into the market. Roseneath comprises about 35 acres of some of the richest land in the district, and as it is so close to Napier it should find ready sale. On the property are several artesian wells, and an orchard two acres in extent. Old settlers will remember that Roseneath was once the property of the late Mr James WOOD, who spent a large sum upon it, it being considered one of the prettiest places in Hawke's Bay.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
TAMATI (a Maori), George HURLEY, and William THOMPSON were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Frederick ALGAR and Stephen HOOPER were each fined 5s and costs for allowing horses to stray.
Charles BRADSHAW, charged with disturbing the congregation of St. Mary's Church on the 7th instant, pleaded not guilty. Evidence was given to the effect that BRADSHAW caused annoyance in the church, and that when he was told to retire he used obscene language. Francis DIXON and John BRADSHAW stated that they sat close to defendant in church on the night named, and that he made no disturbance to their knowledge. His Worship said that defendant had no right to cause annoyance to other persons when he went to church, and he would be fined 2 pounds, with 11s costs, and witnesses' expenses 1 pound 1s, or in default 14 days' hard labor. The money was paid.
HB Herald, Wednesday August 17th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday,
Thomas HARLAND was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The Napier district school committee at their meeting on Monday night recommended to the Board the appointment of Miss GOULDING, of Oamaru, as assistant teacher in the White-road school. This lady is a sister of Mr GOULDING, the present head-master, and holds an E2 certificate. From her numerous most satisfactory testimonials she is evidently a most capable teacher. The Board yesterday approved the appointment, and the committee are to be congratulated upon having obtained a high-class teacher. It is to be hoped that the Board's grant for salary will be of such a nature that the lady will have no hesitation in accepting the appointment.
HB Herald, Thursday August 18th 1887
Birth -
WILLIAMS - At Puketapu, on the 16th August, the wife of T. Walter WILLIAMS, Willowfore, of a son.

Death -
BUDDY - At Chancer-road, Napier, on Wednesday, August 17th, 1887, Elizabeth, the wife of Michael RUDDY, aged 24 years.
The funeral will leave the residence of Mr LORY, Chaucer-road, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, Peter JENSEN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The nomination of candidates for the Eastern Maori district took place at the old Provincial Chambers yesterday, Captain PREECE acting as Returning Officer. The following persons were nominated:-
Wi PERE (the late member), Sydney TAIWHANGA, James CARROLL, and Joseph WARBRICK. The show of hands was in favor of Mr CARROLL, but Mr WARBRICK's supporters appeared nearly as numerous. The poll will take place on the 7th of September.
HB Herald, Friday August 19th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, William THOMPSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
H.B. Herald, Saturday August 20th 1887
Mr W. MILLER yesterday supervised the testing of the 2000 feet of hose which recently arrived here to the order of the Borough Council for the use of the Spit and Napier fire brigades. The hose was subjected to the highest pressure of water obtainable, and proved to be in the most perfect condition. Of the 2000 feet of hose, 1200 feet has been allotted to the town brigade, and 800 feet to the Spit.

The annual meeting of the Napier Rowing Club was held at the Criterion Hotel last evening, Mr Russell DUNCAN in the chair.

The election of officers resulted as follows:-
President (re-elected), Mr J.D. ORMOND;
Vice-presidents, Messrs T. TANNER and R.O.D. M'LEAN;
Captain, Mr F. STYEBE;
Deputy-captain, Mr Russell DUNCAN;
Treasurer, Mr H.C. SKEAT;
Secretary, Mr J. CROWLEY.

The following new members were elected:-

At the end of the meeting the chairman presented to Mr ROCHFORT the silver skulls for the winner of the skulling races in February last.
HB Herald, Tuesday August 23rd 1887

Mr J. SIDEY, deputy assignee, presided yesterday at a meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of William BIERRE, of Danevirke, wine and spirit merchant. The statement showed unsecured liabilities amounting to 322.6s.2d, and assets estimated at 168.12s.

The Clive-square literary class met last evening, the Rev. W. BAUMBER in the chair. The evening was occupied with elecutionary efforts, Messrs A. MARTIN, HAWKINS, ASHCROFT, and GIBSON contributing pieces. At the next meeting two essays will be read, one by Mr A. MARTIN on "Charles I," and the other by Mr HUTCHINS on "The Arctic Regions."

The man COFFEY, who was some time ago arrested in Waipawa County on a charge of lunacy, but was afterwards discharged as sane, is now again wanted by the police on a similar charge. He was some time ago sent up to the refuge, and his mental condition was such that another inmate was set to watch. Yesterday he eluded the vigilance of his keeper and escaped, and although strict search has been made for hnim he has not yet been found. He is supposed to have gone in the direction of Taradale.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, Charles THORSEN was charged with stealing a horse, the property of George TAYLOR, Wairoa.
Arthur THOMAS, for slaughtering without a license, was fined 10s and costs.
Thomas NOBL.E, contributed 10s and costs as an alternative to undergoing 48 hours' hard labor.
James EGAN, also charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Hugh LEETE, for allowing a horse to stray, was fined 10s and costs.
A charge of horse-stealing preferred against Henry Matthew COOK was withdrawn, accused having become insane since his arrest.
HB Herald, Wednesday August 24th 1887
Death -
TUXFORD - At Boston, Lincolnshire, England, in her 89th year, Mary, the beloved wife of Dr. TUXFORD. Wellington papers please copy.

A meeting of the creditors was held at the Court-house yesterday afternoon in the bankrupt estate of John LANGLEY, carpenter. The debts were stated at 151.3s.8d, and the assets at 30 pounds.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
Thomas JONES, John REILLY, and William M'NEILL were each fined 5s for drunkenness.

Judgments for plaintiffs were given in the following civil cases:-
James HERON v. George BALSILIE,
BLYTHE and Co. v. J.T. BOYLE
John ORR and Co. v. Carl JOHANSEN

The Resident Magistrate had before him yesterday a case involving the liability of the Hawke's Bay County Council for damages sustained through the bad state of a road. The plaintiff, Mr P.H. DICKSON, sought to recover 47 pounds for injuries occasioned to a horse and dray through the bad condition of the county road leading to his place.
HB Herald, Thursday August 25th 1887
Death -
DINWIDDIE - July, at Woodford, Essex, the Rev. William DINWIDDIE, L.L.B., aged 57, formerly minister of Camden-road Presbyterian Church, London, late minister of St. Andrew's, Christchurch, N.Z.

The late gale caused the wreck of the small steamer Tongariro, which was driven ashore near Mohaka, and the Fairy had a very rough time of it before getting back to port from Te Apiti.

Mr A.C. WEBBER, well known to nearly all travellers by the Napier-Woodville railway line, has entered into partnership with Mr MATTHEWS, of Makatoku. Mr WEBBER's many friends will wish him success in his new venture.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
George JOHNSON was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
George KING was fined 5s and costs for a similar offence.
John COFFEY, charged with lunacy, was remanded for three days for medical examination.

The following members of the Napier Football Club have been chosen by the selection committee to go into training in view of the probability of a final match with the Hawke's Bay County Club having to be played for the cup:-
HB Herald, Saturday August 27th 1887
In our supplement to-day appears a short but well-written tale by Mrs H.H. MURDOCH, Hastings, entitled "The Skeleton in the Cupboard".

Mr J. OWEN informs us that we were in error in stating that he planted the shamrock on Mr SHEEHAN's grave. Mr COX, who brought it from Ireland, placed it there, and at the same time gave Mr OWEN a root.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, Joseph LEATHAM and John EDDIE were charged with being unlawfully by night in a railway carriage. After hearing the evidence defendants were discharged with a caution.

Mr H.R. BURT, native interpreter, who has travelled much lately in the Rotorua and East Coast districts, states that there is now an excellent growth through the volcanic deposit. In some places large quantities of mushrooms have grown up of enormous size.

Our Hampden correspondent writes:- The election of a member for our Road Board in the place of Mr CARLYON took place on Thursday last, and was a very close run, the result of the poll being as follows:-
Alfred GIBLIN, 23
George Morris MASON, 22
Mr A. GIBLIN was declared elected.

A new Presbyterian Church is about to be erected at Danevirke. The building will comprise a nave, entrance porch of open timber work, a vestry, and a carefully designed bell turret. The style adopted is early English Gothic, the windows being filled with quarry glazing, and good effect is obtained in the interior by means of various native woods. The roof is open, and specially designed in its framing to assist the acoustic properties of the building. A space is railed off at one end for the pulpit, communion table, and font. Seating accommodation will be provided for about 120 people. The architect is Mr Robert LAMB of Napier, and the building when completed will be an ornament to the township.

The Wellington correspondent of the Christchurch Press, summing up the probable results of the elections, says of the Hawke's Bay seats:- Mr ORMOND and Captain RUSSELL are reported to be perfectly safe for the Napier and Hawke's Bay constituencies respectively, and Mr W.C. SMITH, the ex-member for Waipawa, is believed to be able to beat his two opponents, Mr M'ARDLE and Mr Horace BAKER, for the new electorate of Woodville. For Waipawa the chances are thought to be in favor of Mr TANNER as against Mr SUTTON, the old Hawke's Bay member.
Hb Herald, Monday Ausut 29th 1887
A man named THOMPSON fell off the breastwork yesterday, and but for timely aid rendered by some of the crew of the Fairy it would without doubt have been our painful duty to record sxomething worse than his having received a ducking.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
John COFFEY, brought up on a remand charged with lunacy, was further remanded till Friday for medical examination.
Monlaunt HAYDEN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and
Thomas HOGAN, a frequent attendant, was fined 10s and costs for a similar offence.
HB Herald, Tuesday August 30th 1887
Birth -
BEE - On 29th of August, at Roslyn-road, the wife of Mr Frank BEE, of a son.

Mr Edward THOMSEN wishes us to say that he is not the Mr THOMSON who fell over the breastwork on Sunday. While we are about it we may as well say the subject of the accident was neither of the THOMSENS or THOMSONS so well known in Napier.

A race took place on the Recreation Ground yesterday, described by a wag present as "between publican and sinner."
Mr W. MAYO of the Empire Hotel, and Mr SELBY, of Clive, were the contestants, the latter giving the former a start of five yards in fifty. SELBY won by a trifle, MAYO not getting away very smartly at the start. The time was given as seven seconds for the 50 yards.

The Wesleyan literary class held their usual weekly meeting last evening in the Wesleyan schoolroom, the Rev. W. BAUMBER in the chair. Two essays were read - one by Mr Alexander MARTIN on Charles I., and the other by Mr Arthur HUTCHINS on the "Arctic Regions," and both elicited a good deal of discussion. Next Monday evening there will be a debate on the question "Was Mr GLADSTONE's Home Rule Bill worthy of support?" Mr John HENDRY will open in the affirmative and Mr Thomas LAWS in the negative.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
William BAUGHAN did not appear to answer a charge of drunkenness, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Mordaunt HAYDEN, for "meeting an old shipmate" and getting on board an excess of dutiable cargo, was fined 10s and costs.
Daniel M'CULLOCH, Johathan CROWLEY, and John FERGUSSON were each fined 10s and costs for allowing horses to wander.
James O'DOWD was fined 10s and costs for leaving a cab and horses unattended.
William A. WARREN, charged with neglecting to send to the authorities a return of the sheep and lambs owned by him on the 31st of May last, was defended by Mr LOGAN, who explained that the omission was due to negligence, and not to any desire to keep back the returns. Defendant was fined 3s and costs.
Peter CHRISTIANSEN, for a similar offence, was also fined 3s and costs.
George MARKIN, of Gisborne, was charged with neglecting to provide maintenance for his four children. This case was brought before the Court last week, when defendant wrote saying that he would send some money, but none had been forwarded. Evidence was given to the effect that defendant, after his wife died, left his four children in the care of his deceased wife's father. Repeated promises had been made that he would send money, but nothing had been received. The grandfather, who was a poor man, could not support the four children, and consequently applied to the Charitable Aid Board, who sued MARKIN for costs of maintenance. Defendant was ordered to pay the sum of 1 pound per week for the support of his children, to be paid into Court every four weeks.
HB Herald, Wednesday August 31st 1887
Birth -
WILLIAMS - At Napier, on August 30, the wife of C.T. WILLIAMS, of a daughter.

Death -
RUSSELL - At Ravensbourne, Dunedin, on the 30th August, Captain James W. RUSSELL, Marine Surveyor, aged 65.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
An entertainment in aid of the BERRY family was given at the Town Hall lat evening. The programme comprised songs (comic and sentimental) by Messrs LOW, PERCY, KROUPA, BUSH, GEORGE, IRELAND, LAND, PARRINGTON , and CAULTON; a hornpipe dance by Mr HICKEY, and a clog dance by Mr MURTAGH, and a stump speech by Mr BUSH.

One of New Zealand's early settlers passed away at Karori, Wellington, on Monday in the person of Mr THORBY. He arrived in Wellington in the ship Lady Nugent on the 16th March, 1841, and went to reside at Karori in 1844. About this time he cut down and prepared a flagstaff 73 feet long, which, with assistance, he took to Wellington, where for many years the Union Jack floated. There are many still alive who remember the many sterling deeds performed by the deceased in 1846 when there were severe troubles on the East Coast. Mr THORBY was foreman for Mr W. TAYLOR in the erection of the barracks at Taranaki, and was also in charge of the work of erecting the lighthouse on Mana Island. He leaves a family of five sons, three daughters, and twenty-two grandchildren and great great-grandchildren to mourn their loss.
HB Herald, Thursday Sept. 1st 1887
We are asked to state that letters of naturalisation have been issued to Herr CALON, of Napier, music teacher.

At a meeting of the Havelock school committee on Tuesday evening Messrs D. GUY and G.H. SWAN were nominated to the vacant seats on the Education Board.

Messrs DAVIDSON and IRVINE's tender for the stock-in-trade in the bankrupt estate of S.H. CARTER has been accepted by the assignee. The amount is 12s 3d in the pound.

We hear that Herr CALON is making arrangements to give another of his popular concerts shortly. The programme will be almost entirely new to the Napier public, and it is confidently expected that the concert will be even a greater success than the last one given by Herr C ALON.

The large new shop being erected by Mr BRYSON in Hastings-street is now so near completion that an opinion as to architectural merits can be formed. The building must strike all who see it as a remarkably bold and handsome structure, very conveniently designed, and one that will be a noticeable feature of the street.

The challenge inserted by Mr G. SPENCE in our columns has had the result of arrangements being made for a foot race between him and another runner named YEEND, of Christchurch. The race, which will be for a quarter of a mile, and, it is said, for 50 pounds a side, will be run on the Recreation Ground at 3 o'clock on Saturday.

The following team will represent the Napier Football Club in their match with Te Aute College, to be played at Hastings on Saturday:-
Emergencies: Back, N. KENNEDY; forward, J. MILLAR.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P.,
Mary Alice RAY was fined 3 pounds and costs for drunkenness, the alternative being seven days' hard labor. The imprisonment was chosen.
Charlotte BUTWELL, another notorious character, was sentenced to three months' hard labor for habitaul drunkenness.

The Board of Trustees for the Hawke's Bay Rabbit District met at Porangahau on Saturday. Present - Messrs H. HANDYSIDE (chairman), A. M'HARDY, and T. CROSSE.
HB Herald, Friday Sept. 2nd 1887
It will be noticed by reference to Mr W.H. DUNCAN's advertisements that he has taken Mr H. LASCELLES into partnership with him. The new firm will conduct business under the style of DUNCAN and LASCELLES.

People appear to be going in largely for wearing watches, judging from the quantity of the low-priced timekeepers being sold. Among these the Waterbury is noticeable, Messrs RUDDUCK and FRYER announcing the receipt of another shnipment.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
William HUGHES was charged with drunkenness. He pleaded that it was his first offence, and he was discharged with a caution.
Patrick O'CONNOR charged with lunacy, was remanded till to-morrow for medical examination.
HB Herald, Saturday Sept. 3rd 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Colonel M'DONALD, J.P.,
Hugh ANDERSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
William HUGHES, discharged with a caution on the previous day for drunkenness, was charged with a repetition of the offence. He was fined 5s and costs, and ordered to pay 2s for cab hire, as when arrested he was so drunk that he could not walk.
John Morgan LLOYDE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
John COFFEY, charged with lunacy, was remanded for medical examination.
HB Herald, Monday Sept. 5th 1887
Tennyson-street will soon become noted as "the Rue d'Avocate," or else as "Six and Eightpence-street," for the great majority of the Napier solicitors may be found there. Mr Robert DICK is the latest to remove into new premises in Tennyson-street, in Messrs BANNER and LIDDLE's new premises.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Frank OEKENDEN and John COFFEY, both charged with lunacy, were committed to the Wellington Asylum.
Patrick O'CONNOR, also charged with lunacy, was reported by the medical examiner to be sane, and was discharged.
Thomas SMITH, for the fourth conviction for drunkenness within six months, was fined 1 pound and costs.
HB Herald, Tuesday Sept. 6th 1887
Marriage -
ROIL-TODD - On 1st September, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, William Henry ROIL, second sone of W.H. ROIL, Esq., Stoke, Nelson, to Margaret Orr, eldest daughter of Alexander TODD, of Petane. Nelson and Home papers please copy.

Death -
HARTLEY - At Napier, on September 5th, Mary Ethel, the beloved daughter of Mary Ann and Wright HARTLEY, aged 2 years and 4 months. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave at 2.30 to-morrow (Wednesday).

Mr R. WILLIAMS, the borough valuer, has reached New Zealand on the return from his trip to the Old Country. He is on board the Mararoa, which arrived at the Bluff yesterday.

Mr W.C. SMITH addressed about 50 electors at the Gorge on Saturday night, Mr MAHON in the chair. The burden of his speech was that those present should by their votes on polling day support Sir Julius VOGEL, as he was in favor of railway construction. A vote of thanks and confidence was passed.

A plum for the people. While Sir Robert STOUT, Sir Julius VOGEL, and Mr BALLANCE are away from Wellington on their electioneering tours, they get free travelling, 2 pounds 2s a day "travelling" expenses in addition to salary, and their "private secretaries" also get salary, free travelling, and "travelling expenses."

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs E. LYNDON and J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P.'s,
Isaac KENT, charged with allowing a horse to wander, and
Ernest TROON, a lad, charged with tethering a horse on a public road, were dismissed with a caution.
Louis BINNIE, for tethering his horse so as to obstruct a footpath, was fined 2s and costs.
Daniel COTTON was charged with plying for hire with a hackney carriage elsewhere than at the stands appointed...... As it was a first offence the case was dismissed.
Joseph COSGROVE, similarly charged, was dismissed on similar grounds.
HB Herald, Thursday Sept. 8th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr E. LYNDON, J.P., Richard CAMPBELL was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Mr H. NAPHTALI will be a candidate for the vacancy in the North Ward. The retiring representative is Cr. GRAHAM, who will offer himself for re-election.
HB Herald, Friday Sept. 9th 1887
Marriage -
GARDINER-GRINDELL - On Wednesday, September 7th, 1887, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, Ralph, second son of R. GARDINER, Esq., of Clyde, Wairoa, to Daisy, elder daughter of James GRINDELL, Esq., Napier.

Death -
AMNER - At Clive-square, on September 7th, Ormond Alford, third son of W.A. and S. AMNER, aged 3 years.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes under yesterday's date:- An entertainment was given last night by Mr A. THORNTON and his talented daughters, Misses May and Daisy, assisted by some local amateurs.
HB Herald, Saturday Sept. 10th 1887
Business men will regret to hear that Mr James SIDEY has decided to resign his office as Official Assignee in Bankruptcy, as the duties appertaining thereto interfere too much with his other business.

The Clive Cricket Club have appointed the following office-bearers for the coming season:-
President, Mr T. TANNER
Vice-president, Messrs A.R.W. LASCELLES and F. SUTTON.
Committee, Messrs ALBERT, FAIL, E.A. GOWRING, J.T. CARR, W. CROSS, and George CUSHING.
Treasurer - Mr E.A. GOWRING
Secretary, Mr J. CRESSWELL.

A preliminary meeting in connection with the proposed horticultural show was held at the Working Men's Club last night, Mr J. PARKER, the president, in the chair. Mr S. SPENCE was elected treasurer, and Mr W.C. YATES was appointed to fill the important office of secretary.

The Napier licensing committee met yesterday....The only application for a transfer was that of J. KENNEDY, whose license for the Crown Hotel, Spit, was granted to J. SCOTT.
HB Herald, Monday Sept. 12th 1887
Captain PLUMLEY, late of the Go-ahead, which, it will be remembered, was lost on this coast, has taken charge of the steamer Wallabi.

Telegraphic Shipping -
Albany, Sunday.
Arrived Orient s.s. Lusitania from Plymouth. She brings the following passengers for New Zealand:- Messrs LAHMANN and SMITH, and Mesdames SKINNER (2).

Birth -
MOLONEY - At North Clyde, Wairoa, on the 9th September, the wife of W. MOLONEY, of a son.

Death -
BIRD - At Wallingford, on the 3rd September, Richard Hunt, the beloved child of John and Johanna BIRD; aged 12 years.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Richard CAMPBELL was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

A case of importance to fishermen was decided at the R.M. Court on Saturday by Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M. Thomas MANSFIELD was charged with having in his possession flounders of less than nine inches in length, contrary to the statute designed to prevent the fisheries of the colony being injured by indiscriminate netting. The Act provides that, among other things, flounders of less than the length stated, when drawn ashore in a net, must be at once restored to the water. The evidence proved that defendant had neglected to do this, and was fined 1 pound and costs. He was allowed a week to pay the fine.
HB Herald, Tuesday Sept. 13th 1887
The Wesleyan literary class met last evening in Trinity Church schoolroom, the Rev. W. BAUMBER in the chair.
Mr J. HENDRY read an essay on "Prohibition," and Mr T.H. GIBSON read a paper on "The history of horse racing."

Captain RUSSELL addressed a large meeting of the electors of Taradale last evening. Mr DRUMMOND, chairman of the Town Board, presided, and briefly introduced the speaker. Captain RUSSELL, who was well received, spoke at considerable length...Mr W. HESLOP moved, and Mr R. DAVIDSON seconded, a vote of thanks to Captain RUSSELL for his address and of confidence in him as the representative of the Hawke's Bay constituency.
HB Herald, Thursday Sept. 15th 1887
Marriage -
SANDERS-NELSON - On the 14th July, at Wolleston, by the Rev. Harcourt POWELL, Vicar, Frederick NELSON, of Napier, New Zealand, to Marian Ada, youngest daughter of John SANDERS, Esq., of Wollaston, Northamptonshire.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Henry ANSELL, of Hastings, was held in the Court-house yesterday. In examination the debtor stated that his business had not paid from the start, and he knew it before he had been in business twelve months.........It was decided to leave the question of the disposal of the stock to the assignee, who was authorised to sell it by auction or by tender, as seemed most advisable. (Abridged by Judy. Complete coverage available by request).
HB Herald, Sept. 16th 1887
A meeting of the creditors of Hannah Cassandra TAYLOR, dressmaker, of Hastings, was held yesterday. The unsecured debts totalled 57 pounds 15s 3d, and the assets 27 pounds 10s, chiefly consisting of furniture and personal effects.

In the Christian World of July 14th appears the following reference to a gentleman who was known and esteemed by many in Napier and other parts of New Zealand:-
"We regret to announce the death of the Rev. W. DINWIDDIE, for many years minister of Camden-road Church, which occurred on Friday, at Woodford. Mr DINWIDDIE, after completing his studies in the Presbyterian College, London, accepted a call to South Shields. A few years later he became pastor of Caledonian-road congregation, which flourished under his ministry, and erected the handsome church off the Camden-road in which they worship today. In the hope of improving his health Mr DINWIDDIE, some four years since, resigned his charge and proceeded to New Zealand, where, for a time, he ministered to a congregation, as will be seen in our obituary column. He returned to England a few months back, quite shattered in health, and only occasionally occupying pulpits within the London Presbytery........
HB Herald, Saturday Sept. 17th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
George Frederick SMITH was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
Charles HOCKS, who failed to appear in answer to a similar charge, had his bail of 1 pound estreated.

The Pukehou and Pirates football clubs will meet at Hastings to-day. The following will represent the Pirates:-

At the Hastings R.M. Court yesterday the following fines were inflicted for allowing horses and cattle to stray on the public roads:-
Thomas FOREMAN, seven head of cattle, 15s and 7s costs
Albert PILCHER, mare and foal, 5s and 7s costs
Valentine JOLL, two horses, 20s and 7s costs
James WHEELER, one horse, 5s and 7s costs
James BOGLE, cow and calf, 10s and 7s costs
Elizabeth REYNOLDS, one horse, 5s and 7s costs.

Our Hampden correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
The school committee held their ordinary monthly meeting on Wednesday evening last, when all the members were present. A letter was read from the Education Board informing the committee that the examination of the fifth and sixth standards will take place on the 16th of November. Messrs HARDY and PEMBERTON were appointed to act as supervisors for it. The resignation of the secretary, Mr E. SCARROTT, was received, and Mr S.W. HARDY was elected in his stead. Messrs BUCHANAN and PEMBERTON were appointed visitors and the usual vote of thanks to the chair closed the meeting.

The Napier and County clubs having played a draw last Saturday in the deciding match for the cup, will play the game off today at Farndon.....The following players will represent the Napier club:-
Full-back, A. NEWTON
Three-quarters, HERROLD, ANDERSON, and BRADDON
Emergencies, DAVIS, LIDDLE, and STYCHE.
HB Herald, Monday Sept. 19th 1887
Birth -
HILL - At Napier, on September 17th, the wife of H. HILL, of a daughter.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Edward HALL was sentenced to two months' hard labor for stealing a coat from a tailor's shop in Emerson-street.

Mr R. WELLWOOD will hold his annual sale of show and other stock on Saturday, the 8th of October.
HB Herald - Tuesday Sept. 20th 1887
The auction and other announcements of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Mr R. WELLWOOD, Mr H. MONTEITH, Mr Ben. B. JOHNSON, Messrs MURRAY, ROBERTS and Co., Messrs DUNCAN and LASCELLES and Messrs LYNDON and SIDEY are inserted to-day on our fourth page.

We have just published for Mr REMINGTON , chemist, Emerson-street, a little book containing a concise list of the various articles made by him, with a few comments on their uses and remarks in general. Mr REMINGTON is an old colonist, and has certainly seen plenty of first-class business, so that he should be well able to speak on all matters connected with physic.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas MANSFIELD and Richard DAVIS were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Alexander IRVINE and Robert DONOVON, for quarrelling in a public place whereby a breach of the peace might have been occasioned, were each fined 1 pound and costs.
Alfred PLUMMER, for being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart, was fined 4 pounds, costs 1 pound 13s, or in default one month's hard labor. Defendant was allowed time to pay the fine.
HB Herald, Wednesday Sept. 21st 1887
The school committee of the district have elected Messrs G.H. SWAN and H. BAKER to fill the vacancies on the Education Board. Messrs D. GUY and S. JOHNSON were also candidates. The voting was as follows:-
SWAN, 25
GUY, 15

At the R.M. Court yesterday, James M'EWAN pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, excusing himself on the score of election excitement. His Worship remarked that defendant was not then sober, and ordered him to be removed and brought up again this morning.

The municipal elections yesterday resulted in the return of Mr Duncan GUY for the Central Ward and Mr Robert
G. GRAHAM for the North Ward. The votes cast were as follows:-
North ward, R. GRAHAM, 220' H. NAPHTALO, 69; Informal, 1.
Central ward, D. GUY, 202; J.G. GILBERD, 164; Informal, 3.
Mr. GUY was ill in bed yesterday, and could take no part in looking up his supporters, or his majority would have been larger.

An important case was heard at the R.M. Court yesterday. The plaintiff, James SPENCE, sued James BARTLETT to recover 22 pounds 17s, the value of a horse alleged to have died through injuries caused by a collision with defendant's cart after dusk, the vehicle having no lights attached. Mr DICK appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr CORNFORD for the defendant. After hearing the evidence his Worship reserved judgment.

The following team has been chosen to represent the F Battery of Artillery in the football match against the Navals on Saturday at Farndon:-
Full-back, G. PRAIN.
Three-quarter backs, J. ROSS, W. GRAHAM, and H. M'KAY
Halves, W. BUNTING and G. WHITE.
Emergencies, H. HATHERELL, D. FAULKNOR, and C. OLIVER.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following cases;
BLACK v. Rawira KITS
Bank of Australasia v. JOBSON and SISTERTON
WALTER v. Arihi to NAHU
HB Herald, Thursday Sept. 22nd 1887
Birth -
THOMSON - At Holder's Cottage, Shakespeare-road, Napier, on September 22nd, the wife of Mathew A. THOMSON, late of Ayr, Scotland, of a son.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P.,
James DOWD, charged with assaulting Henrietta VONDERSEE, was remanded till this day.
James M'EWAN was fined 5s and costs, and Keni WAIKAU 10s and costs, for drunkenness.

Waipawa R.M. Court
September 21, 1887 (Before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.)

Civil Cases:

Insulting Language:
R.T. BRIGHOUSE, charged on the information of A.W. GOULD with using insulting language to the informant, pleaded not guilty. In support of the information evidence was given by A.W. GOULD, Mrs MOORE, R. HOPKINS, and James MOONEY, and for the defendant evidence was given by Mrs BRIGHOUSE, Mrs BROWN, Anna LAWES, and the defendant. Defendant was fined 1 pound, with costs 13s, witnesses' expenses 13s, or in default seven days in Waipawa gaol.

An Involved Case:
D. SMITH v. GOLLAN - Adjourned hearing of an interpleader summons for the return of certain goods, the property of
K. GOLLAN, seized by D. SMITH for judgment obtained against John GOLLAN. Mr LOUGHNAN appeared for
His Worship reserved judgment till next Court day.
HB Herald, Friday Sept. 23rd 1887
Death -
BROWN - On the 9th of September, at his parents' residence, South Yarra, Melbourne, Warren Hastings BROWN, late of Messrs THOMPSON, SHANNON and Co., Wellington, aged 21.

Messrs W.H. DUNCAN and H.R. LASCELLES have dissolved partnership. Mr LASCELLES requests us to state that he will continue his old business as land and commission agent, and will announce his new offices in a day or two.

The Napier Volunteer Fire Police can now sport new caps, of such a shape as to make the members of the corps easily distinguishable in a crowd. Messrs HARRINGTON and D'AUTHREAU have made the caps, and the letters 'N.V.F.P." in front are in brass, cut by Mr C LARKE, of Emerson-street.

Tenders were closed for Mr BICKERTON's new hotel at Woodville - the Masonic - this week, the lowest being
Mr G. RABONE's, 2050 pounds; but it is stated that Mr BICKERTON considers the sum too high, and he will make alterations in the building so as to affect a considerable reduction in the cost.

The two-year old daughter of Mr George KENDALL, engineer on the Harbor Board dredge, yesterday fell down a steep bank at the rear of Mr KENDALL's residence and fractured her left thigh. Dr de LISLE was sent for, and in the meanwhile Dr MENZIES bandaged the broken limb, which was afterwards set by Dr de LISLE. The little sufferer is progressing favorably.

If the Corporation decide to widen near the top of Shakespeare-road, where Mr CORRY has fenced off the footpath, it would be well if arrangements could be made to carry the widening process to the top of the hill, opposite the old Union Bank. At present the road is only 28ft wide there, while it is 34ft 4in wide opposite Mr HOLT's, and 40ft opposite Mr COOPER's even after Mr CORRY's slice has been taken off. It is a reasonable conclusion that if the road opposite Messrs HOLT's and COOPER's is not wide enough, it must be far too narrow at the top, where four roads converge.

A special general meeting of the Napier Volunteer Fire Brigade was held at the fire station last evening, Superintendent WATERWORTH in the chair......
Messrs HODGSON and COOPER were elected auditors, and it was decided to ask Dr de LISLE to act as honorary surgeon to the brigade.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
James O'DOWD, who was recently convicted of an assault on Henrietta VENDERSCE, was again brought up on a similar charge. It was shown by the evidence of the complainant and a servant that on the 17th inst. O'DOWD walked into her house and struck her three times, rendering her insensible. On the 19th he again appeared, dragged her out of bed, and offered her further violence. Medical evidence was caused to prove the severity of the treatment received by the complainant. Previous convictions having been proved, the Resident Magistrate sentenced the accused to four months' imprisonment, and to find two sureties that he will keep the peace for twelve months.
HB Herald, Saturday Sept. 24th 1887
We are informed that it is untrue that Mr BICKERTON has decided to modify the plans for his new hotel at Woodville, but that, on the contrary, Messrs RABONE and CROSS's tender has been accepted. Our authority was the Woodville correspondent of the New Zealand Times.

Captain PREECE, R.M., had before him yesterday one Michael THOMPSON, charged with refusing to quit the London Hotel, and with resisting the arresting constable. He was fined 1 pound and costs on the first charge and 3 pounds on the second, with the alternative of fourteen days' hard labor.
Hb Herald, Monday Sept. 26th 1887
Deaths -
PALMER - At Waipukurau, on September 24th, Alexander Jones PALMER, aged 24 years, third son of John PALMER.
Funeral will leave his father's house at 2 o'clock on Monday.
MACMILLAN - At the Bungalow, Napier, on 25th September, Mary E. MACMILLAN, aged 9-1/2 months.

Mr. BEAUMONT, of the Exchange Hotel, has purchased the booths at the Napier Park Racing Club's meeting on Thursday, so that patrons of the races may rely on good refreshments being supplied.
H.B. Herald, Tuesday Sept. 27th 1887
Deaths -
GLAZEBROOK - At West Clive, on 25th September, 1887, after a short illness, Thomas George, beloved, affectionate, and second son of Mrs H.G. GLAZEBROOK, aged 30 years. Deeply regretted by all who knew him.
The funeral will leave his late residence for the Napier cemetery this day (Tuesday), at 1 o'clock.

MACMILLAN - At the Bungalow, Napier, on Sunday, September 25, Mary Elphinstone, beloved and only child of William and Lizzie MACMILLAN, aged 9 months and 12 days. (Note: This was reported yesterday as 9-1/2 months - Judy). Very deeply regretted. "For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
The funeral will leave the Bungalow at 3 p.m. this (Tuesday) afternoon.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
John RYDER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
John BULLOCK, for being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart, was fined 2 pounds and costs.
Frederick BRINSON, for driving round a corner at faster than a walking pace, was fined 10s and costs.

Not content with trying to maim or injure Mr ORMOND by stone-throwing, and breaking Mr MAYO's windows, a gang of rowdies went about the streets up till a late hour seeking for Mr ORMOND's supporters, with a view to maltreat them, and in several cases unfortunates who were caught were severely injured. In one case Mr T. TRASK was surrounded by a howling mob, knocked down, kicked, and badly used generally. This outrage took place near the Caledonian Hotel, and Mr M'CARTNEY came out and took Mr TRASK in, passing him out by another door in order that he might escape. We also hear that Mr George FRANKLIN, of the s.s. Weka, and Mr Alexander IRWIN, were assaulted.
Hb Herald, Wednesday Sept. 28th 1887
Birth -
RUTHERFURD - At Clyde-road, on 27th September, the wife of H.A.P. RUTHERFORD, of a daughter.

Death -
GARDNER - By accidental drowning in the Tuki Tuki river, Hawke's Bay, on Saturday, the 24th of September, Richard GARDNER, of Lancaster, England, aged 20 years.
The funeral will leave the West Clive Hotel for the Napier cemetery at 1 o'clock this day (Wednesday), and friends are respectfully requested to accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
George TILTON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Richard DAVIE was charged with drunkenness and with breaking a pane of glass valued at 20s in Mr R.C. HARDING's ship in Hastings-street. Accused, who gave signs of being still under the influence of liquor, was ordered to be removed and brought up again this morning.

Judgment for plaintiff was given at the R.M. Court yesterday in each of the following cases, Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., presiding:-

Mr H.S. TIFFEN has received a communication from the Royal Humane Society of Australasia, informing him that Robert LYMAN and Edward Thomas FORNE have each been awarded the silver medal of the society, and that they will receive them through his Excellency at the general distribution in June next. Mr TIFFEN also applied on behalf of John ANDERSON and John GOODALL, but the society have requested further information before making an award.

A cricket match will be played at Farndon to-morrow between the combined employees of Messrs KINROSS and Co. and ROBJOHNS and Co. and a picked team to represent the Spit. The following are the players:-

An inquest was held at the West Clive Hotel yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, coroner, on the body of Richard GARDNER, found in the Tuki Tuki river near Clive Grange. The evidence showed that deceased, who was 20 years of age, was working at Clive Grange as a carpenter. On Saturday he visited Clive, crossing the river on horseback. He started to return to the Grange at about 10 o'clock, and on his way to the river met a man named Joseph WILLIAMS, who also worked on the Grange station. Deceased said "Good-night, Joe, I am going home,: and Williams replied, "You had better stop and go home with me, as the tide is up and you don't know the river crossing." Deceased said that he knew the crossing well enough, and would go on at once. He was never afterwards seen alive. His horse was found at the Grange station on Sunday morning, saddled and bridled, but with the stirrups missing. Search was at once made, and Joseph REDSHAW, deceased's cousin, caused the river to be dragged on Sunday, Monday, and yesterday, Mr REDSHAW discovering the body yesterday morning. Deceased was perfectly sober when he left Clive, having so far as is known not partaken of liquor of any kind. The jury returned a verdict of "accidentally drowned."
Hb Herald, Firday Sept. 30th 1887
An inmate of the refuge named Thomas KINNER died yesterday from disease of the heart. He was found sitting down, having been aparently in the act of taking off his clothing to lie down in bed when the heart's action ceased. He was 53 years of age at the time of his death.

Mr P.A. HERMAN, who is pretty well-known in Napier from his numerous visits with stocks of various kinds for sale, has decided to settle in this town and carry on the business of general commission agent and auctioneer. He intends to hold regular weekly sales of produce, furniture, and merchandise of all kinds every Saturday, and has taken the premises in Emerson-street at its junction with Market-street, near the Criterion Hotel.

The concert recently given by the Methodist Church choir, consisting of selections from the collection of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, was repeated last evening at the Taradale Oddfellow's Hall to a good audience. Mr R.H. ROBINSON conducted, Miss Mary GRAHAM presiding at the organ. Several of the choruses were encored, and had to be repeated. The programme was diversified by Miss GIBSON, Miss DERBYSHIRE, and Messrs STAIRMAND and ROBINSON. The performance was in every way a success, and was much appreciated by those present.

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