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HAWKES BAY HERALD
1887

Oct - Dec
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HB Herald, Saturday October 1st 1887

The committee of the Women's Home requests us to acknowledge with thanks a number of useful articles from Mr STEVENS, Carlyle-street, Mr John BEGG, Mr R.H. ROBINSON, and Mrs PATERSON.

A general meeting of members of the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club was held yesterday at the club's rooms, Tennyson-street, Captain RUSSELL in the chair. The following new members were elected:-
Messrs T. CLAY, F. GORDON, G. GORDON, J. TEATSON, T.H. GIFFORD, M. MASON, H. TROUTBECK, and M.J. MAHON.

Travellers over Shakespeare hill yesterday may have been somewhat surprised to see saw-dust laid for some seventy yards about the summit of the hill, and also up the various roads diverging therefrom. This has been done to deaden the sound of traffic past Mr LAMB's residence, where his son lies unconscious from concussion of the brain, caused by being thrown from a horse at Wairoa. Persons will confer a favor by remembering that quietness is necessary, and that without it the chances of recovery for the patient are very small.

A small museum of interest to sportsmen has been started by Mr R. SMITH, of the Masonic Hotel. He has recently been making considerable alterations in the bar, and one result was that a long blank wall was left. He has erected in front of this a number of glass cases, in which are shown a number of birds from the Highlands of Scotland. There is the capercailzie, male and female, the ptarmigan in its summer and winter dresses, a cock pheasant, a partridge, grouse, and blackcock and greyhen. These have been recently brought out by Mr YOUILLE, brother of Mr R. YOUILLE, of Napier, and they are most admirable specimens of the taxidermist's art. It is the intention of Mr SMITH to considerably extend the museum, as specimens can be obtained.

The annual general meeting of the Rovers Cricket Club was held at the Clarendon Hotel last evening, Mr HARDEN in the chair..... The following officers were elected:-
President, Mr J.H. VAUTIER
Vice-presidents, Messrs W. CATO and A.J. COTTERILL
Captain, Mr G.W. HARDEN
Vice-captain, Mr W.H. HAWKINS
Secretary (re-elected), Mr J. CHILDS
Treasurer, Mr N. KENNEDY
Auditors, Messrs J. LIDDLE and F. FULTON
Committee, Messrs STUBBS, PERCY, FINCH, and PATTERSON.
It was announced that the trophies for batting and bowling offered to the second eleven were won by Messrs EDWARDS and PEACOCK respectively.

One of the pleasant winter evening entertainments in aid of the Napier Athenaeum was given in the hall of the institution last evening to a fair house. The programme opened with a well played pianoforte duet "Diabelli" by Misses ROCHFORT and FULTON, followed by
Mr WILLCOCKS, who sang in good style, "The Slave's dream",
Mrs OWEN rendered "A summer shower" pleasingly, and
Mr HAWKINS gave a most amusing rendering of Sergeant Buzfuz's address,
"The yoeman's wedding" by Mr SHEATH was most pleasingly sung.
Miss KENNEDY sang "Side by side" touchingly.
Schumann's "Slumber song" was chosen by Mr S.R. KENNEDY as his violin-cello solo, and excellently given.
Mr CHAMBERLAIN was in splended voice and his singing of "Dear heat" roused the audience from their lethargy.
A very pleasing trio, "Don Giovanni," for piano, violin and cello was given by Miss ROY and Messrs DICKEN and
S.R. KENNEDY.
Miss WALTON responded to the applause whic h followed "Forget" with "Dolly's Revenge."
Mr S.R. KENNEDY sang "My Queen" very sympathetically.
"Silver Bells," by Mrs DUNCAN, was sung with much sweetness and expression, and secured a pronouced encore.
Mr DICKEN's violon solo, selections from "Killiwoda," was a very clever and artistic performance.
Mr HODGSON recited "Told in Flanders," an historical poem, with great force and pathos.
Mr CHAMBERLAIN was again successful with a breezy nautical song, "Plymouth Sound." given with expression and spirit. As an encore he sang "The Old Lock."
The last item on the programme was the stirring football anthem "On the Ball," sung by Mr TROTTER with much power. A feature of the rendering was an unusually able-bodied and powerful chorus, which was tremendously effective.

Advertisements -
Messrs BROOKING and St. CLAIR will sell on the premises, Thackeray-street, next Wednesday morning, the whole of
Mr C.F. WORTH's furniture and effects.

Mr C.J. HARDY has two or three dairy cows for sale.
H.B. Herald, Tuesday October 4th 1887

There has been some changes in captains and officers in the Shaw, Saville and Albion Company's steamers. Captain KIDLEY has been shifted to the Ionic, the chief officer of the Coptic taking charge.

We are requested by Mr G. NEALE, refuge master, to acknowledge the receipt of a parcel of clothing from
Mr H.P. COHEN.

Inspector BULLEN received yesterday the following telegram from Constable SCHULZ, at Herbertville:-
"Frank LEWIS, a laborer, was drowned to-day while crossing the Akiteo river on horseback, at a point seven miles from the mouth of the river. There is no chance of recovering the body till the flood subsides.

The town is getting thickly populated at its southern end, and great damage would ensue, if in case of a fire, there were any delay in raising an alarm and getting out the engines. A firebell is therefore badly needed, and we should think that the Council might easily arrange with the school committee for providing one at a cheap cost to be hung in the school grounds, and to serve the purposes of school bell and fire alarm.

To-morrow and Thursday Messrs C .B. HOADLEY and Co. will hold two important land sales. The first is confined to Woodville town sections in the estate of the late Mr WEBER. There are 55 to be sold, close to the railway station, and the roads have now been all formed and metalled. These sections will become valuable for residential sites, as the land is not only exceptionally situated, but lies high and dry. On Thursday 44 township allotments and 15 suburban sections at Greenmeadows will be offered. It is unnecessary to say anything as to the position of the township or the quality of the land, for both are well known to every resident in and around Napier. Since the last sale quite a number of houses have sprung up at Greenmeadows, thanks partly to the liberality of Mr TIFFEN to those who purchase sites from him, and at no distant date it promises to be a populous suburb of Napier.
H.B. Herlad, Wednesday Oct. 5th 1887
Birth -
SHEATH - At Archenfield, on October 4, the wife of A.P. SHEATH, of a daughter.

Mr HILL will examine the junior division of the infant school this afternoon.

We are desired to call attention to Messrs C.B. HOADLEY and Co.'s sale of Woodville sections this afternoon. We were in error yesterday in stating that the Greenmeadows' property would be offered to-morrow; the sale will be held to-morrow week - Thursday, the 13th instant.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Stephen TRAINOR was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
Judgment for plaintiff was also given in each of the following cases:-
RADFORD v. CALLUM
SAME v. COLLINS
SAME v. FULFORD
SAME v. DOHERTY
SAME v. MURPHY
SHEATH v. REIDY
WATTS v. RAWDEN
DeLISLE and INNES v. MERRICKHOWE v. MONNEPHEY - defendant ordered to pay amount, with costs, or to be imprisoned for 21 days.
RADFORD v. OLSEN, defendant ordered to pay at the rate of 10s a month,or to be imprisoned for seven days.
H.B. Herald - Thursday Oct. 6th 1887
A new Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows will be shortly formed at the Spit, commencing with a roll of about 30 members. The title of the new branch will be the "Loyal Friendship Lodge," Pastmaster T. KROGH has been appointed officiating officer from the parent Lodge.

The election excitement in the Herbertville and Tantane districts caused quite a crop of drunks, all of whom subsequently paid the usual 5s and costs. One man named FORSYTH so far forgot himself as to interfere with the constable, and was consequently compelled to contribute 1 pound and costs to the revenue.

Everybody says times are hard, and it is well known that what that authority says is true beyond question, but the totalisator returns for the Jockey Club's races do not seem to fit in with "chronic induration." For two days' racing, and an average attendance of about 500 a day, the cash put through the totalisators amounted to 6266 pounds.

The following report has been transcribed exactly as printed - errors and all! :)) Judy.

We have been shown some magnificent photographs of American scenery, comprising views of the Soshone falls; the grand canon, Colorado; Cathedral peaks, Garden of the Gods; and the historical Spanish peaks. The pictures, which measure
17 x 21 inches, are not enlargements, but direct photographs, and are splendid specimens of art. Mrs TUXFORD, Emerson-street, is taking orders for them.

A cricket match will be played to-morrow at Farndon Park (providing the weather is fine) between a team picked from the
F Battery of Artillery and a united Spit eleven. The following are the respective elevens:-
F Battery Artillary: PRAIN, SWAN, J. MARTIN, H. MARTIN, WHITE, GILBERD, GRAHAM, T. MORRISON,
J. MORRISON, STEVENS, and DAWSON.
United Spit: D. BELL, A. M'KENZIE, F. SMITH, KENDALL, C. YOUNG, HAWKINS, BIRCH, H. NEWTON, GREEN, J. CATO, and C. CATO.

In reference to the recent case of drowning in the Akiteo river already briefly reported, our Herbertville correspondent forwards the following particulars under Tuesday's date:-
"A man named Frank LEWIS, in the employe of Mr John HANDYSIDE, was drowned about 9 o'clock on Monday morning while attempting to cross the Akiteo river at a place about seven miles from its mouth. The horse he was riding managed to swim ashore, but LEWIS was seen to sink by three men who ran to the river bank upon hearing cries for help coming from that direction. As the river was in heavy flood, and there was no boat obtainable, the men could do nothing whatever to assist LEWIS. The body has not been recovered, although keen search is being made for it.

A meeting of the general committee of the Working Men's Club flower show was held last evening, the president,
Mr J.M. PARKER in the chair. The list of exhibits has been considerably increased over that of last year, particularly in the cottagers' class. On the motion of Mr HEATH prizes will be offered to the possessor of the best kept cottage garden in town, either flower or vegetable.
H.B. Herald, Friday Oct. 7th 1887
Death - M'KEOWN - At Napier, on October 6th, after a long and painful illness, Ellen M'KEOWN, wife of Patrick M'KEOWN, aged 39 years.
The funeral will leave Craven-street, on Saturday, at 3 p.m.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas HOGAN, an old offender, was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
Edward RITCHIE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Our Hastings correspondent writes in reference to St. Matthew's Church concert on Wednesday evening, "Nothwithstanding the inclemency of the weather a numerous and appreciative audience graced the Town Hall, and were well rewarded for their enterprise. Songs were sung by Mrs NAIRN, Miss RAGE, Mrs VICKERMAN, Miss LOWRY, Mrs E.D. SMITH,
Mrs A.S. BIRCH, Mr E. TANNER, and Mr PARRINGTON, and duets were given by the Misses LOWRY, and Mr and Mrs E.D. SMITH. A quartette was contributed by Mrs E.D. SMITH, Miss PERCY, the Rev. H. MACLEAN, and Mr
E.D. SMITH, and the Rev. H. MACLEAN gave a reading. The Misses KELLY played a pianoforte duet, and Miss LOWRY opened the second part with a solo on the same instrument. The net profit of the concert amounted to over 25 pounds."
H.B. Herald, Saturday Oct. 8th 1887
Birth -
GLASS - On October 6th, Mrs Frank GLASS, of a daughter.

From our Wairoa correspondent -
Wairoa, Friday.
The Wairoa bridge contractors have made good progress with that structure considering all the difficulties they have had to contend against. Five spans of 60 feet each are now completed, and the men have been engaged some time in sinking the first pair of iron cylinders by means of the pneumatic apparatus. One cylinder is 84ft long, over 40ft of this length being in the bed of the river. The other cylinder, 76ft long, is nearly as far down, notwithstanding which the bottom is still soft. Messrs SELLERS and WEIR having reached the contract depth do not intend to sink the first cylinder any lower till the bottom is inspected by Mr CARR, the engineer of the work, who has been expected up some time. The bridge is now completed about half way across the river.
HB Herald, Monday Oct. 10th 1887
Marriage -
INGRAM-SMITH - At the Manse, on the 1st October, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, Thomas INGRAM, to Mary Ellen SMITH, only daughter of the late James SMITH.

The picturesque little church at Makatoku, which has just been opened, has been much admired by visitors to the district, and is a successful example of what may be accomplished by the skilful use of the ordinary materials at hand in the bush. One special feature is the combination of the bell cot with the entrance porch. The contractor was Mr COLES, of Onga Onga, and the building was designed by Mr R. LAMB, architect, of this town.
HB Herald, Tuesday Oct. 11th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs E. LYNDON and W.R. BLYTHE, J.P.'s,
Thomas HOGAN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Hugh HOWIE, for leaving a horse and vehicle unattended, was fined 5s and costs.
William Henry SELLARS and Frederick HILLY were each fined 5s and costs for allowing horses to stray.

At about dusk yesterday evening, as Mr H. LEETE was passing along the banks of the Tutaekuri, near Meanee, he discovered the body of a man in the water, and caused information of the occurrence to be given to the police. The body is supposed to be that of a settler named John EGHAN, who has been missing for about thre months, and for whose body the river was several times unsuccessfully dragged.

A case in which James O'HALLORAN, of Taradale, is charged on the information of Mary BARRY, also of Taradale, with rescuing a horse from being impounded, was brought before the Court yesterday, but on an application by Mr MOORE, who appeared for the informant, was adjourned for a week for the production of a witness. Mr DICK, who appeared for defendant, urged that the affair was only a neighbors' quarrel out of which it was sought to make a great deal.

Messrs C.B. HOADLEY and Co. will offer at the old Council Chambers at noon to-morrow several valuable educational reserves on 42 years lease, one of the best business sites in Napier - the premises occupied by Mr D.B. WATT, confectioner, in Hastings-street, adjoining Messrs RUDDOCK and FRYER's - being included among the property to be offered. There should be keen competition for this, and we shall not be surprised if it realises a big rent, as the conditions under which the site can be obtained are exceptionally easy.

The new church at Makatoku was opened on Sunday by the Bishop of Waiapu, assisted by the curate, the Rev. A.S. WEBB. Service was held in the morning and afternoon. A number of people took advantage of the Bishop's visit to have their children christened, the sacrament of baptism being administered at the afternoon service. The church was crowded, and the rendering of the music by the choir was very effective. Mr E. WEBB, junr., presided at the harmonium. The Bishop preached at Ormondville the same evening.

In the Herald of the 27th ult. it was narrated how a man dressed in white mole trousers and black jacket was seen to smash a window in Dickens-street and then to run away as hard as he could in the direction of the Temperance Hotel. Yesterday Daniel JAMIESON was charged at the Resident Magistrate's Court with wilfully breaking a window, and thereby committing damage to the extent of 1 pound 5s to premises in Dickens-street occupied by William O'CONNOR. It transpired that since receing the summons the defendant had called upon Mr O'CONNOR, explained that the breaking of the window was accidental, and paid for the damage done. The case was consequently dismissed.

Mr P. BARRY has been appointed agent in Napier of the celebrated Coalbrookdale coal, which has been proved by many careful analyses to be not only the best household fuel obtainable in New Zelaland, but to be superior to North of England and Welsh coal.

Old identities claim for Wellington the honor of having first fixed upon eight hours as the standard of a day's labor. The principle was affirmed at a meeting of carpenters which was held in a house at Pipitea about the year 1840 or 1841.

The death is announced of Lieutenant-Colonel George Leslie BRYCE, who entered the army in 1856, and served with the 14th Regiment in the New Zealand war of 1865-66 in the Wanganui district. The deceased was also present at the affair of the Weraroa Pah, and was severely wounded in an ambuscade in the vicinity of the Redoubt. For his services he received a medal.

Wairoa, Monday.
The honorary correspondent for the Royal Humane Society of Australia for this district (Mr J.T. LARGE) has received a
communication from the secretary of that institution intimating that at a meeting of the board of directors in Melbourne it was decided to grant the society's award to W.L. FINLAYSON, of Mohaka (son of Mr William FINLAYSON of Waikare), for his humane action in saving William M'ANDREW (of Waikare) from drowning at Mohaka in December last. The presentation will be made by his Excellency the Governor at the general distribution of awards in June next.
HB Herald, Wednesday Oct. 12th 1887
Birth -
HEALD - On August 2nd, at her uncle's residence, Holly Bank, Princes Park, Liverpool, the wife of C.A. HEALD, of Napier, of a daughter.

Death -
HOPE - At Fitzroy-road, Napier, on October 11th, 1887, William HOPE, eldest son of Mrs HOPE, late of Dunedin,
aged 13.
The funeral will leave Mrs HOPE's residence, Fitzroy-road, this day, at 4 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

The water-lilies planted in the ornamental lake on the Hastings racecourse about a month ago are now showing their leaves above the surface of the water, and will make a fine display by the time the club's next meeting is held. The lilies were presented to the club by Mr G.P. DONNELLY.

Mr S.J. JAGO, Chief Postmaster, last night received the following telegram from Woodville:- "The mails for South reached us at 4.55 p.m., having been carried over slips a distance of four miles. The road is in a terrible state. Please prevent anything heavy being sent this way until the road is cleared." In consequence of this message Mr JAGO will not forward parcels by post until further notice is given.

(This is just a little bit of trivia I found interesting though slightly prejudicial :)) - Judy)
The physique of the colonial girl varies very much. She is tall, as a rule, like the colonial youth. In Australia itself she is accused of lacking complexion, and the charge is more or less true; as also is the assertion that she matures earlier and "goes off" earlier than the English girl. But the Victorian girl is decidedly good-looking. The NEW ZEALAND girl has a far better complexion than the Australian, and is fresher and more healthy, perhaps: for the climate is milder. She resembles the English girl much more than does the Australian, and her development keeps pace with the former. But Tasmania is said to be the home of beauty, and it certainly seems to have more than its share of fair maidens. It is not at all uncommon for the Melbournian to run across to the little island for the purpose of enjoying a well-earned holiday and "picking up" a wife. But when all is said and done, neither in complexion, beauty, nor "staying power" does the Australian or the NEW ZEALAND or the Tasmanian surpass the daughters of the Mother Country. - St. James' Gazette.
Hb Herald, Thursday Oct. 13th 1887
The summer season, "weather permitting," will be opened on Wednesday next by a promenade concert in the Clive-square rotunda by the Garrison Band. The attention of Captain EDWIN is called to this notification.

Mr RYMER will not have a walk-over for his seat in the County Council as Mr George HESLOP has received promises of large support, partly owing to Mr RYMER's attitude on the tramway question.

HB Herald, Friday Oct. 14th 1887
Mr W.J. HARKER has taken out an auctioneer's license, and has commenced business as auctioneer and stock and estate agent. His offices are in Browning-street, adjoining Messrs LYNDON and SIDEY's where he hopes to receive a sxhare of public support.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
George FOSTER was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to seven days' hard labor for using obscene language.
Edward GALLAGHER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
William SWANSON was charged with drunkenness and with being a habitual drunkard. At the earnest solicitation of defendant his Worship refrained from committing him to prison, fining him 1 pound and costs, and making a prohibition order against him for one year, to have force in the licensing districts of Napier, Petane, Meanee, Taradale, Clive, Heretaunga, Havelock, and Hastings.

At the Ormondville R.M. Court yesterday, Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., gave judgment in the interpleader case of
D. SMITH v. M'LELLAN, GOLLAN and Co., the hearing of the evidence in which has been already reported.
Judgment for plaintiffs was also given in the following cases:-
WESTLAKE v. SVENSEN and MORTENSEN
HOBBS v. GUNDRIE.

Our Hastings correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:- A numerously attended tea meeting was held at the Town Hall last night to welcome Mr FRASER as the new minister of the Havelock Presbyterian Church......In the course of the evening songs were sung by Mesdames BENJAMIN, COBB, and HAMMOND, and Misses JONES, CUTHBERT, and STEVENS, the latter giving valuable assistance as pianist. Mr NELSON gave a ballad, Miss and Master CAULTON sang a duet, and Mr BUSH gave a comic recitation.
HB Herald, Saturday October 15th 1887
Birth -
PINE - At Raukawa, on the 10th October, the wife of T. PINE, of a daughter.

Deaths -
GOLLAN - At Napier, on the 14th October, Donald GOLLAN, aged 76 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Cameron-road, at 2.30 p.m. this day (Saturday). Friends will please accept this intimation.
BEE - At Roslyn-road, on 14th October, 1887, Mary, the beloved wife of Frank BOE, after a painful illness, aged 18.
The funeral will leave her late residence to-morrow (Sunday), at 3 p.m.

The following players will represent the Rifles in the footballl contest with the Naval at Farndon this afternoon:-
Full-back, A. STUBBS (captain).
Three-quarters, WILLIAMS, REYNOLDS, and HAMLIN.
Halves, CLAREBURT and HANDS.
Forwards, M'GRATH, BOWERMAN, LANGHAN, FRAME, COWELL, ROBSON, JOHNSTONE, TAYLOR, and HOOPER.
Emergencies, L. CANTLE (back), GODDARD, A.E. CANTGLE, GARDINER, and MILLER.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:- Another of the 123 heroes who survived the renowned and desperate "Charge of the Six Hundred" at Balaclava passed away yesterday to his long home. The deceased veteran arrived in Waipawa in a pitiable condition, having tramped from Hastings about a fortnight ago, and he was at once sent to theWaipukarau hospital, where he died. I understand that the old man, whose name was PRICE, was present at the banquet in commemoration of the famous charge lately held in Auckland, where he met two of his old comrades. It is believed that these were the only three in New Zealand who took part in the "Charge of the Light Brigade."

Our readers will regret to learn of the death of Mr Donald GOLLAN, which took place yesterday. (There is a length report of Mr GOLLAN's experiences in NZ available upon request - Judy).
HB Herald, Monday Oct. 17th 1887
On Saturday all the shipping in the port had their flags half-mast high owing to the death of the wife of our respected townsman Mr Frank BEE.

Captain JOHNSTON, who for the last few months has been acting chief officer of the Manapouri, has been appointed to the command of the Pukaki. He is a great favorite with the travelling public, and all others that have the pleasure of knowing him.

The plans for the new freezing works to be erected at the Western Spit will be on view to-day at the office of Mr Kinross WHITE, Emerson-street, where intending tenderers will be given any information required.

A swarm of bees have taken up their residence in the clock tower of the post office buildings. Time and honey is a very good mixture, but may lead to serious inconvenience if the busy intruders are not speedily dislodged.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Peter CAVANAGH, charged with lunacy, was remanded for medical examination.
William MILLER, alias MELLON, against whom a long list of previous convictions were put in, including six months for larceny and three months for obscene language, was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness and was sentenced to four months' hard labor for using obscene language.

At Hastings on Saturday Detective GRACE and Constable PICKERING arrested three men "wanted" in connection with a charge of burglary at an hotel at Kaiwarra, Wellington. The names of the men are James JOHNSON, John JOHNSON, and James SHARP. The two former are not related, but pass as brothers. Considerable property was found in the trio's possession, including a pair of boots belonging to a solicitor at Waipawa, and last seen before being found with the prisoners, at Serimgeour's Empire Hotel. The men were brought to Napier and lodged in the lock-up, and will be brought up at Court this morning.
HB Herald, Thursday Oct. 20th 1887
The committee of the Petane Racing Club met at the Caledonian Hotel yesterday afternoon, Mr J.H. VAUTIER in the chair. It was decided to appoint Mr DANVERS handicapper for the club's next meeting.

Our Herbertville correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
At Porangahau, on the 13th inst., before Messrs HUNTER and PRICE, J.P.'s, John M'RAE was charged with assaulting Frederick W. SMITH on the night of the last general election, September 26th. Accused was fined 2 pounds, with costs, and witnesses' expenses 5 pounds 12s, or in default one month's hard labor. The money was paid.
The body of the late Frederick LEWIS, whose death by drowning was reported in the Herald, has not been recovered, and there is very little hope of it being found. It is likely that the debris brought down by the floods has silted up the body. Search is still being made for it, however,

The tea and entertainment at St. Augustine's schoolroom last evening proved a most enjoyable gathering throughout. A large company sat down to tea at 6.30 o'clock, the tables, which supported a lavish supply of toothsome comestibles, being presided over by Mesdames SWAN, FAULKNOR, PARKINSON, COKER, DURANT, BOOTH, WEBBER, BEAGLEY, CLARKSON, SORRELL, GRAY, and COTTON, and the Misses TIFFEN, HOLT, and STEVENS......
Mr SORRELL's band provided the instrumental selections in a first-class style, and Mrs MORRISON presided at the piano with her well-known ability. The elocutionary portion of the entertainment was provided by the Bishop of Waiapu and the Revs. J. EDWARDS, W. WELSH, J. PARKINSON, and W. BAUMBER.
HB Herald, Friday Oct. 21st 1887
A man named FERGUSON, a stonemason, yesterday met with a nasty accident. He was using a crowbar as a pick, and in making a blow he struck the end of his right foot with great force, completely smashing the great toe. His injuries were attended to at the hospital.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Martha ELLIOTT, charged with lunacy, was certified to be suffering from debility likely to be cured by rest and appropriate treatment, and it was arranged that the unfortunate woman should become an inmate of the hospital.

Mr Arthur GIFFORD, mate of the Eliza Firth, met with a serious accident ysterday while attending to the railway trucks into which coal from the vessel was being discharged. While making a sudden movement he tripped and fell upon the turn-table in front of a moving truck, which passed over his legs, the right leg being badly broken just above the ankle, and the left one greatly bruised. He was removed to the hospital, where his injuries were at once attended to. The fortitude with which he bore the pain of being lifted about was the theme of much remark by those who gathered at the scene of the accident.
Mr GIFFORD is a great favorite at the port, and much sympathy is expressed for him.

Mrs Clara FORD, a lady who possesses the faculty of getting into trouble to a remarkable degree, and who some time ago had to be turned out of one of the Government cottages, hired a cottage at a given rent per week. For some reason the landlord soon manifested an almost inveterate dislike to Mrs Clara, and on many occasions told her how delighted he would be if she could make it convenient to leave the cottage, but his suggestions were not favorably received. Finally an ejectment order was applied for at the Court and granted, and in the process of time a bailiff put Mrs Clara and her goods outside in the street. But the bailiff forgot one thing - he shut the house up, but omitted to get the key from the ex-tenant. The wind-up was that when the bailiff left the scene the house was occupied again in a remarkably short space of time, and now the landlord is wondering whether the police should not prosecute for forcible entry.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
The annual general meeting of the Waipawa Athletic Club was held at the Empire Hotel last evening, Mr A.E. JULL in the chair. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:-
President, Mr Sydney JOHNSON (re-elected),
Vice-presidents, Messrs D. GUY and T. TANNER, M.H.R.,
Treasurer, Mr A.E. JALL,
Secretary, Mr W. BENNETT,
Committee, Messrs WISEMAN, H.L. JULL, CORSKIE, B.B. JOHNSON, GARRY, HARKER, ANNAND, SHANLEY, THOMPSON, D. MARONEY, OAKENFUL, LONG and WILLIAMS.
HB Herald, Saturday Oct. 22nd 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Archibald M'ALPINE, alias FINDLAY, was charged with drunkenness and using obscene language. Defendant, who appeared to be under the influence of liquor, was remanded till this morning to get sober.
Alexander M'NICOLL, charged with lunacy, was certified to be suffering from an injury to the skull requiring surgical treatment, and he was discharged with a view to his admission to the hospital.

A meeting under the auspices of the Young Women's Mutual Help Association was held in St. John's schoolroom last evening, Miss STOTHARD in the chair....Miss HEWETT, head mistress of the Girls' High School, delivered an able lecture on "Physical and mental health."....During the interval between the two sections of the lecture, which was of a most instructive kind, Mrs BAUMBER and Mrs OWEN gave some musical selections.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
At the R.M. Court to-day Messrs SUTTON and M'LEOD, J.P.'s presided. Before taking his seat Mr SUTTON mentioned incidentally that he must compliment Hastings on the fact that during the time he had sat in the Court he had never had to deal with a "drunk." Mr M'LEOD's experience, however, was not so favorable.
J. LAGON, T.J. REEVES, and W. BRIDGEMAN, were each fined 10s and costs for allowing horses to stray.
W. M'NAMARA, for a like offence, was fined 5s and costs 7s;
Sarah CLARKE, the like offence, fined 5s and 9s costs;
John MALONEY, allowing two horses to stray, fined 5s and costs 7s.
H.O. CAULTON, who was also charged with allowing two horses to stray, stated that the animals had been shut up on his premises, and that someone had opened the gate and let them out. Defendant also contended that the summons was informal, as it mentioned "two horses," whereas one was a "pony." The Bench overruled this objection, stating that the law made no distinction between horses and ponies, and that the latter were not mentioned in the Act. Fined 5s and costs 7s.
HB Herald, Monday Oct. 24th 1887
Mr Wm. HARKER reports the sale on behalf of Dr SPENCER, of his residence "TIROMOANA," Marine-parade, Napier, to Dr. PRESTON, at a satisfactory price.

Among the list of patents applied for in last week's Gazette is one from Mr S.E. COOPER, jeweller, of Napier, for an improvement in sheep-shears.

It is reported that Mr Wi PERE has deposited the regulation 200 pounds, and has petitioned against the return of
Mr J. CARROL on the alleged ground of bribery and corruption during the election contest.

Mr F. TANKARD, the well-known and general conductor of the Garrison Band, has decided to start in business for himself as farrier and general smith. His many friends will wish him success in his new venture.

Mr GIFFORD, mate of the Eliza Firth, who had his left leg broken the other day, is getting on as well as can be expected. He has not suffered much pain as yet, and he speaks highly of his treatment at the hospital.

A report was current in Napier last night that Mr Allen M'DONALD, of Gisborne, had died suddenly. Mr M'DONALD has been ill for some time with threatened paralysis, but on Saturday was considered better. How the rumor of his death got into circulation we have been unable to discover.

Hastings was lit up with gas on Saturday night for the first time, and presented quite a different appearance to its usual one after dark. This is another step in advance by that borough. The occasion was celebrated on Saturday night by an open-air concert by the local band, and by a general turn-out of townspeople.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Peter M'ALPINE, alias Archibald FINDLAY, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for using obscene language.
Charles STANTON, otherwise Charles Stanton WEDGE, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Alexander M'NICOLL, charged with lunacy, was remanded till Friday next for medical examination.

We congratulate Mr W. HARKER on his first transaction of note, the sale of Dr. SPENCER's residence to Dr. PRESTON, as reported in our commercial column. The transaction appears to be a satisfactory one all round, Dr. SPENCER getting a fair price and Dr. PRESTON just the residence to suit a good practice. Dr. SPENCER, we believe, will take a trip Home shortly. Dr. PRESTON has just returned from a visit to the Old Country, having summered there. Before that he was in first-class practice near Christchurch, but the severity of the climate precluding his return to that district, he has decided to take up his residence in Napier, a decision he is not likely to regret.

The Methodist Jubilee Singers will appear at the Theatre Royal next Thursday evening, and will give one of their popular concerts of "Jubilee Songs" for the benefit of our very aged and respected townsfolk, Mr and Mrs LINGARD. We feel sure that all who are acquainted with this worthy couple will commend this final undertaking of the singers, and will co-operate in making the concert an unqualified success.
HB Herald, Tuesday Oct. 25th 1887
Birth -
NEWBOULD - On the 24th October, at Coote-road, the wife of W. NEWBOULD, of a son.
HB Herald, Wednesday Oct. 26th 1887
Mr Allan M'DONALD is still ill in bed, but is considered to be progressing favorably towards recovery.

Mr G. NEALE, refuge master, desires to acknowledge the receipt of a quantity of clothing from Miss De PELIENET for the use of the inmates.

There was a funny case heard yesterday before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M. A boot-maker named GOURLAY sued Fanny ASHWORTH for 17 pounds 10s, less 7 pounds 10s admitted to be due for board and lodging. Plaintiff's case was that he was employed as boot-maker in defendant's "factory" at the rate of 2 pounds 10s a week, had not been paid his wages, and wanted to get them. The defence was that defendant was told by plaintiff that the "factory" was not paying, and that he could leave, but that if he liked to work on for board and ledging, with an occasional small allowance of pocket money to buy "beer and bacca," he would be paid wages "when the concern became profitable." Mr DICK appeared for plaintiff, and Mr MOORE for defendant. His Worship accepted defendant's version of the agreement between the parties, but ordered both sides to pay their own costs.
HB Herald, Thursday Oct. 27th 1887
Mr LANG, the successor to Mr D.R. WATT, has purchased the business hitherto carried on by Mr HERSON.

Herr von der LASA, the noted chess player, who is now on a tour through the colonies, arrived in Napier yesterday from Taupo by one of GRIFFITHS' special coaches, and put up at the Masonic Hotel. He visited the chess-room at the Athenaeum, and there played two games with Mr P.F. JACOBSEN, winning them both. It is only fair to state that Mr JACOBSEN was suffering from a severe cold, and had not previously played for some months. The winner's play was brilliant. Her von der LASA also played a game with Mr J. HINDMARSH, sen., whom he also defeated.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
William M'GREGOR was charged with stealing a horse valued at 15 pounds, the property of the Rev. E. ROBERTSHAW, and a saddle and bridle valued at 2 pounds, the property of Henry SHANNON. On the application of Inspector BULLEN, accused was remanded till Wednesday next, at Woodville.
James M'CARTHY, pleaded guilty to stealing a saddle-bag and some other small articles, the property of Alexander O'DOWD, and two nickel stirrups, with leathers, the property of Martin RYAN. Accused was sentenced to three months' hard labor on the first charge, and one month's hard labor on the second, the sentences to run concurrently.

About thirty gentlemen representing the various athletic associations of Napier met at the Masonic Hotel last evening, for the purpose of making a presentation to Mr H.F. GIBBONS, the popular football player and athlete, on the eve of his marriage. The presentation took the form of a splendid set of silver mounted carvers and a pair of silver salt-cellars. Mr Fred FULTON read apologies from a number of leading residents who were unable to attend, but who sent their congratulations to Mr GIBBONS on the auspicious event. Mr FULTON, in making the presentation on behalf of Mr GIBBONS's athletic friends, bore testimony to Mr GIBBONS's great popularity and the esteem in which he was held by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Mr GIBBONS's health was then drunk with musical honors amidst great enthusiasm. Mr GIBBONS, who was visibly affected by the tokens of esteem so freely expresssed, returned hearty thanks. Mrs GIBBONS and himself would always treasure it as a memento of his athletic friends, in whose sports he would never cease to feel a strong interest even though for the future he would be unable to take an active part in one department of athletics. Mr GIBBONS was loudly applauded, and the gathering broke up after spending a convivial hour.
HB Herald, Friday Oct. 28th 1887
Mr J. LORIGAN, of Petane, writes requesting us to state that he was not the LORIGAN sued in the Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Our Woodville correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
The fire which occurred yesterday was at the corner of Grey and Vogel streets. It started in a two-story building occupied by Mr H. HODGSON, carrying on business as a tinsmith and fruiterer.....Very little time was given to clear out anything from the burning building, and Mr HODGSON saved very little of his effects. The wind was blowing from the west, but not strongly. Mr J. HUTCHINS's building on the opposite corner had a narrow escape, and it was only by the energy of the people around that the fire was checked. Mr MAY has saved a little stock, but not much, and has suffered considerable loss. Mr LEMON's shop adjoining has one side charred, and it was only a few feet away from the bakery which was burnt down. The total loss is 700 or 800 pounds, or more. Mr HUTCHINS's place is injured by having the roof broken, and is damaged by water.
HB Herald, Saturday Oct. 29th 1887
Marriage -
LASCELLES-WALKER - On October 22nd, at the residence of the bride's father, Wedst Clive, by the
Rev. W. BAUMBER, Montague William Percy LASCELLES, land and estate agent, Napier, to Florence, oldest
daughter of Mr A. WALKER, of West Clive.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
James Russell SMITH, from Oamaru, was charged with wife desertion. On the application of Inspector BULLEN accused was remanded till Thursday next, bail being allowed in one surety of 25 pounds.
Alexander M'NICHOLL was committed to the Wellington lunatic asylum.

We have received from Mr W.H. NEAL some specimens of his photographic Christmas card. They are most excellent samples of work, and as desirable presents for friends in the Old Country are bound to have a large sale......
HB Herald, Monday November 1st 1887
Birth -
NEWBIGIN - At Napier, on the 31st of October, Mrs E. NEWBIGIN, of a daughter.

Death -
BLACK - At Napier, on October 30th, Mary, the beloved wife of William BLACK; aged 31 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence at 3 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mr Ambrose POTTS, well known in this district, has commenced business at Waipawa as stock and station agent.

The Supreme Court will be closed to-day, which is the holiday under Rule No. 565, the 1st of November being the anniversary of the founding of Hawke's Bay province.

The Botanical Gardens are now well worth a visit, the recent rains having given a great impetus to the flowers and shrubs growing there. The splendid condition of these gardens reflects great credit upon Mr BURTON and his assistant.

Farndon Park is in splendid condition for the Garrison Band's sports competition to be held on the Prince of Wales' birthday, Mr J.P. SMITH having carried out most thoroughly a number of improvements that will add to the comfort and convenience of visitors.

From a private letter received by a gentleman in Napier, we learn that Mr MOTLEY, for many years a resident of Napier, and whose departure from it was somewhat sudden, is "doing remarkably well" in Sydney. Many of his old friends will be pleased to learn this.

Mr S. QUINN, late of the Wanganui district, has been appointed travelling agent in the Hawke's Bay district for the Government Life Insurance Departments. Mr QUINN, we understand, has had a large experience in insurance business in the colony. He will commence active work at once, as during the recent visit to Napier of Mr D'Arcy IRVINE arrangements were made for a thorough canvass of the district.
HB Herald, Tuesday November 2nd 1887
Major GUDGEON and Captain CROWE, appointed to enquire into military and volunteer land claims throughout the colony, sat yesterday in jurors' room at the Supreme Court to investigate claims from Hawke's Bay. Over 80 of these have been sent in.

The funeral of the late Mrs Mary BLACK in the Napier cemetery yesterday was very largely attended, a great number of old settlers being amongst those who followed the remains to their last resting place. The Rev. J. PARKINSON officiated at the grave. Mr BLACK being borough overseer, the Corporation offices were closed at 1 o'clock. Much sympathy is felt for Mr BLACK in his bereavement.

Lawyers, law students, and book readers generally have an opportunity afforded them to-day that should not be overlooked, as Mr LYNDON will offer for sale the law and general library which belonged to the late Mr A.C. DEWES. Most of the law books are especially valuable, and among the books appealing to a wider class of readers there are many desirable volumes to tempt purchasers.

Our Waipawa correspondent wired as follows last evening:- "Normal P. HILL, a schoolmaster from Kumeroa, was to-day arrested here on a charge of forging and uttering cheques. The arrest has caused some astonishment here. HILL is clerk to the Road Board at Kumeroa, and apparently has been drinking of late. He is said to have acted in a most extraordinary
manner since he came to Waipawa, trying to collect rates."

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs E. LYNDON and J.R. DUNCAN, J.P.'s,
Stewart M'GLASHAN was brought up charged with lunacy and remanded till to-day.
Robet BUTTERFIELD, charged with obtaining 7 pounds by false pretences, was remanded till Saturday.
Michael DALY, charged with drunkenness, was dismissed with a caution, having been kept in the lock-up since Saturday evening.
Robert BAXTER pleaded guilty to using abusive language towards his sister, Alice BAXTER, and was fined 1 pound and costs.
William TUCKWELL, for allowing his chimney to be on fire, was fined 5s and costs.
For allowing two horses to wander Daniel WHEELER was fined 5s and costs.
Robert SMITH was also fined a similar amolunt for driving a horse and vehicle round a corner at faster than a walking pace.
HB Herald, Wednesday November 3rd 1887
Mr NORTHE is making the necessary alterations to the Wallabi. His slip and works have been fairly well patronised of late.

Mr WARNESS is having the engines of the ill-fated Tongariro cleaned and erected in his yard at the Spit.

The Rovers Cricket Club will be represented by the following team in the match against the Napier Club on Saturday:-
CHILDS, CATO, DAVIS, FINCH, HARDEN, L. NEWTON, A.D. NEWTON, HAWKINS, LIDDLE, PATTERSON, and STUBBS.

In the competition on the Recreation Ground on Saturday last for the school cup, in connection with the Boys' High School sports, S. BENNETT and CAREY obtained an equal number of points. The tie was run off yesterday on the Recreation Ground, over the 220 yards course, and the race resulted in a win for BENNETT by two yards.

We have received from the authoress, Mrs MURDOCH, of Hastings, a cookery book entitled "Dainties." We have submitted it to competent authorities, and they pronounce it to be the best, without exception, for general use that they have ever seen. We advise all housekeepers to procure a copy, which can be done for the low price of one shilling.

Our Hampden correspondent writes:-
Mr A.H. PARKINSON will deliver a lecture on the honey bee and its diseases on the evening of the 18th inst., when there is expected to be a crowded attendance.

The annual tea and entertainment in connection with St. Andrew's Church, Port Ahuriri, will take place this evening......The following ladies and gentlemen will take part in the entertainment:-
Mesdames BAUMBER, SORRELL, and TRASK; the Misses KRAEFT, FLETCHER, TIFFEN, STEVENS, HOLT, and MOUNTFORT; Messrs COTTON, RUDMAN, and HAWKINS.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs J.C. M'CAUSLAND and W.R. BLYTHE, J.P.'s,
Michael RYAN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Four small boys, the children of respectable residents at the Spit, were charged with breaking and entering the store of Messrs ELLISON and DUNCAN with itent to commit felony.
HB Herald, Friday Nov. 4th 1887
Dr SPENCER's library will be sold to-day, and the list of books will be commenced at noon. Readers and book collectors will probably make a note.

Mr G.T. CROSS requests us to state that the Petane course is now open for morning gallops to horses engaged in the race meeting to be held on the 9th instant.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
James Russell SMITH, from Oamaru, charged with wife desertion, was ordered to pay 12s 6d per week to his wife, and to provide one surety of 20 pounds that he would obey the order.

On the evening of the Prince of Wales' birthday, Mrs Walter DUNCAN will give a concert in the Athenaeum hall. Mrs DUNCAN will be assisted by Mrs SHEATH, the Misses ROY and HITCHINGS, and Messrs SPACKMAN, SHEATH, FINCH, WARD, DICKIN, and KENNEDY.

Mrs NICHOLLS, a successful art teacher, who has been for some time practising her profession in Wellington, and whose pupils have been well to the front at the recent fine arts exhibition in Wellington, will shortly take up her residence in Napier. Mrs NICHOLLS, who will prove an acquisition, is compelled to leave Wellington on account of her health.

William MILLER alias MOYLAN, at present undergoing four months' hard labor for using obscene language, was brought before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., yesterday afternoon and charged with assaulting Warder NICHOLSON at the gaol......

The four boys charged with breaking and entering Messrs ELLISON and DUNCAN's store at the Spit were brought to Court yesterday by the parents. Mr CORNFORD, who appeared for the mischievous juveniles, said that Mr ELLISON was averse to the charge being pushed to a serious conclusion. He (Mr CORNFORD) suggested that the charge should be withdrawn, and one of committing wilful damage substituted. His Worship considered that the extreme youth of the delinquents made it advisable for the case to be dealt with under the clause of the Justices of the Peace Act providing for the committal of wilful damage, and the charge of felony was withdrawn, one of committing damage to the value of 15s being drawn up instead. The four youngsters pleaded guilty, and his Worship, after seriously admonishing them, fined the eldest (12 years of age) 1 pound and costs, and the other three being discharged.

HB Herald, Saturday Nov. 5th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr E. LYNDON, J.P., Joseph HOOPER and Alfred TAYLOR were each fined 5s and costs for dcrunkenness.

The first strawberries of the season can be seen in Messrs RULE and GLASSFORD's window. They were grown by
Mr H. SKELTON of Taradale, and when more are to be had the demand will no doubt be equal to the supply.

Mr Neville THORNTON has now completed his task of decorating the Theatre Royal, and the directors are to be congratulated upon the excellence of the work. One notable improvement will please theatre-goers, the "yellow rock curtains" that did duty as proscenium wings being replaced by something more artistic.

A meeting of the Agricultural and Pastoral Society was held yesterday, the president, Mr W. SHRIMPTON, in the chair. The question of importation of live stock was discussed, and it was decided that if the Government considered the question of opening the ports of the colony to stock from abroad the society would take steps to try to prevent such opening.

A correspondent, writing on the advantages of decimal coinage, says:-
"The thing is easy enough. Make our present half-sovereign take the place of the pound, and increase the value of the penny so that ten instead of twelve shall represent a shilling, and you have at once a decimal coinage. Ten pence will be one shilling, and ten shillings one pound, or whatever else the coin may be denominated."

Old residents will note with interest that Mr J.N. BOWERMAN is giving up business as a chemist. He came to Napier as a member of the firm of BARRAUD and BOWERMAN many years ago, and by his unfailing courtesy made hosts of friends. A few years ago the business passed into the hands of Mr BOWERMAN alone, but later he was joined by Mr H. OWEN, formerly of the firm of AICKIN and OWEN The partnership between Messrs BOWERMAN and OWEN is now dissolved, and the latter gentleman will carry on the business. Mr BOWERMAN's many friends will wish him prosperity and happiness in whatever sphere his lot may be case.
HB Herald, Monday Nov. 7th 1887
Births -
VERNON - At Napier, on the 5th November, the wife of J.B. VERNON, of a son.
NICOL - At Napier, New Zealand, on the 6th November, the wife of Wm. NICOL, hairdresser, of a daughter. Glasgow papers please copy.

A young hurricane visited Napier shortly after 2 o'clock yesterday morning, and for about three-quarters of an hour made a great noise and raised clouds of dust. The wind sprung up without warning, and died away almost as suddenly.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Michael RYAN and James MURPHY, against whom previous convictions were put in, were each fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
Daniel ROACH was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Martin WALKER was discharged with a caution.
HB Herald, Tuesday Nov. 8th 1887
Mr REDSTONE will run a bus to Taradale to convey town voters to the poll for the election of a County Councillor, in the interests of Mr George HESLOP. Mr HESLOP and Mr RYMER are the only candidates for that ward.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Joseph WHEELER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
J.W. SEYMOUR was fined 5s, with 1 pound 15s costs and expenses, for unlawfully beating a horse, the property of Thomas CATO.

Mr SUTTON will have to fight for his seat in the Hawke's Bay County Council, being opposed by Mr E. CONROY. The latter comes forward as the representative of a large section of the Clive ratepayers who consider that the district has been neglected. Mr CONROY is a gentleman who puts all his energies into what he undertakes, and if he should be returned by the ratepayers it is not probable that they will have to upbraid him for neglect of duty.
HB Herald, Wednesday Nov. 9th 1887
Mr H.R. RUSSELL left London in October for this colony, and will shortly be back at Mount Herbert.

Mr J.S. LARGE, who has been on a visit to England, will arrive in New Zealand on Saturday if the San Francisco boat is up to time.

At the R.M. Court yesterday a notorious character named KELLY was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for habitual drunkenness.
Joseph HAYTON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald Thursday Nov 10th 1887
While drawing water yesterday Mr M'EWAN, residing in Carlyle-street, was somewhat surprised to find that a fish about an inch long passed through the water-tap into the vessel being filled. The fish was quite blind, having no sign of eyes.

At a meeting of the Clive Cricket Club on Tuesday evening Mr J.T. CARR was appointed captain and Mr STRATHAN deputy captain. The following members were chosen to play against Napier at Farndon next Saturday:-
CARR, STRATHAN, MOLLOY, MADIGAN, P. KEYS, THOMAS, GOGLAN, BELL, NICHOLLS, GOWRING, and MILLS; with GRANT, FAIL, W. CROSS, and I. JEFFARES as emergency men.

The election for a councillor for the Clive riding of Hawke's Bay County resulted in a win for Mr SUTTON, who beat Mr CONROY by 13 votes. The numbers were - SUTTON 79, CONROY 66.

A man named George BRAY, about 33 years of age, met with a serious accident yesterday at Riverslea. He was in charge of a team of horses drawing a set of disc harrows, and from some cause the horses took fright and bolted. In trying to stop the runaways BRAY fell among the harrows, the result being that both his legs were broken below the knee, and he received severe lacerations in various parts of his body. He was brought to town by train as quickly as possible, and conveyed to the Napier hospital, where it was found that in addition to his wounds he was suffering from concussion of the brain. The injuries were seen to at once by Dr. MENZIES, and the unfortunate man is doing as well as can be expected.
HB Herald, Friday Nov. 11th 1887
Death -
PEACOCK - At Marton, on November 6th, David PEACOCK, aged 41 years.

Some of the people who have lost property in connection with business done by railway will probably note the fact that a sale of unclaimed property will be held at the Napier station to-day by Mr HERMAN.

One of the harbor works employees named William NASH met with a serious accident yesterday. He was walking backwards in front of the big crane, which was travelling along the metals, and stumbling he fell down on the track. Before he could get out of danger one of the wheels of the crane passed over one of his feet, nearly severing it from the leg. He was promptly conveyed to the hospital, where the foot was amputated just above the ankle. He is doing as well as can be expected.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs J.C. M'CAUSLAND and T.K. NEWTON, J.P.'s, William CAVANAGH was charged with disorderly conduct at Frandon Park on Wednesday, using obscene language, and resisting the police, at the same time and place. Accused, who pleaded guilty to the three charges, received a bad character from the police. On the first and third charges he was respectively fined 1 pound, with an alternative in each case of seven days' hard labor, and for using obscene language he was sentenced to seven days' hard labor without the option of a fine.
HB Herald, Saturday Nov. 12th 1887
Birth -
DAVISON - At St. Leonards, Amuri, on the 10th November, the wife of J.H. DAVISON, of a daughter.
HB Herald, Monday Nov. 14th 1887
Death -
PEACOCK - At Homewood, Marton, on November 8th, of typhoid fever, David PEACOCK, aged 41 years.

At the R.M. Court, a man who gave the name of Abraham BENJAMIN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Two men got fightable in the Provincial Hotel on Saturday afternoon, and before they could be ejected broke two large panes of glass in the bar window. One of the men - the notorious Thomas LOUG - was afterwards arrested and conveyed to the lock-up.

A man named David OSBORNE was killed at Patea on Friday while working on the new road contract being carried out in that district. Deceased was employed with others in felling bush, and while so engaged a tree fell upon him and killed him instantaneously. The news was sent in to town by Captain BIRCH, J.P., and immediately upon receipt of the information Inspector BULLEN procured the necessary forms from Captain PREECE, and despatched Constable LEITCH to Patea, so that Captain BIRCH may hold an inquiry into the accident.
HB Herald - Tuesday Nov. 15th 1887
Our Hastings correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
At the R.M. Court this morning, before Mr W.O. M'LEOD, J.P., a man named PLUMMER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness and 1 pound and costs for resisting the police.

Business men and speculators desiring to obtain really good building sites should make a note of the terms offered by
Mr R. HOLT for sections in Hastings-street. Very little land is now available in the business portion of the town, and those who like to look ahead have an opportunity now worth thinking about.

James TAYLOR, a shepherd on Mr SIMS's station at Mohaka, was found dead yesterday at the foot of a cliff a few miles up the Mohaka river. Deceased left the station on horseback late on Saturday night to ride to Springhill station, and it is supposed that he took the wrong track and fell over the cliff.
HB Herald, Wed. Nov. 16th 1887
The libel action, HORNSBY v. the late proprietors of the Evening News, has been settled. The defendants pay to the
plaintiff 100 pounds clear of all expenses he has been put to, and publish an apology for reflections made upon
Mr J.T.M. HORNSBY and his parents.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following cases:-
MOORE v. DUCKETT
M'EWAN v. DUCKETT
RUDDOCK and FRYER v. Karua TAUWIKA
FULTON v. H.N. BROWN
SCHIERNING v. CALLUM
BENNETT v. FULLBROOK
Same v. PRESLING
R. MONTEITH v. MOSEN
Same v. MADDEN
same v. HATWELL
ZODER v. J.H. TRASK
FRASER v. SPENCER
Same v. BENTLEY
HB Herald, Thursday Nov. 17th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr A. KENNEDY, J.P., James DILLON alias DEIGAN, against whom previous convictions were put in, was fined 10s and costs.

The Government auditor was engaged yesterday in going through the borough accounts. He paid a high compliment to Captain BOWER, stating that the system of book-keeping employed was at once the simplest and the best that he had seen.

Messrs LASCELLES, senr., POWELL, and BURNESS will act as judges at the Working Men's Club horticultural show. The club are to be congratulated, as gentlemen possessing a better knowledge of horticulture would be difficult to find in Hawke's Bay.

A nasty accident happened yesterday at Waipawa to a youth about 15 years of age, a son of Mr A. CORSKIE. A recently sharpened saw was standing in Mr CORSKIE's establishment, with the sharp edge up, when the young fellow trod heavily on the blade, making a very deep and serious cut. The sufferer was promptly attended by Dr. James REED, of Waipukurau, and is now progressing favorably.

At Mr M.D. SPRIGGS' request we yesterday inspected a large ornamental wardrobe just manufactured by him. It was worth inspection, being one of the finest pieces of work of the kind we have ever seen........

An old identity who at one time was very well known in Napier and at the Spit as "CHIPS" died suddently in the early hours of yesterday morning. The deceased, who for some time past had been residing at the Waimarama pa, was on a visit at the time of his death to his son-in-law, Mr STUART, who resides at the Spit. On Tuesday night he retired to rest apparently in good health, but was discovered in the morning lying dead upon the sofa on which he had slept. He was over 70 years of age at the time of his death. The body was taken out to the Karamu pa yesterday, for burial. No inquest was held, probably because it was considered that decedased's age sufficiently accounted for death.
HB Herald, Friday Nov. 18th 1887
Birth -
BOYLE - At Oatlands, Havelock, on the 12th November, the wife of James BOYLE, of a daughter.

Further changes will take place in the teaching staff of the Boys' High School, as Mr HODDINOTT is resigning his appointment to return to his degree studies at Canterbury College after Christmas.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
James WELSH and Robert M'LELLAND were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Martha Jane COBB, charged with lunacy, was committed to the Wellington lunatic asylum.

The following are the results of the Waipawa County Council elections:-
Waipawa riding (two members): BIBBY, 68; HASTIE, 67; HOWARD, 49.
Waipukurau riding (one member): HARDING, 33; SMITH, 29.
Ruataniwha riding (two members): HERRICK, 80; BRIDGE, 67; ROSS, 60; SATTRUP, 55.
Ormondville riding (one member): BRABAZON, 37; GROOM, 33.
Woodville riding (one member): HALL, 90; LOWRY, 87.
Norsewood riding (one member): ERICKSON, 43; YOUNGMAN, 33.
Danevirke riding (one member): WRATT, 59; M'KAY, 27.

The following immigrants for Hawke's Bay may be expected to arrive in New Zealand by the s.s. Kaikoura, which
sailed from England on the 22nd of October, and is due on the 6th of December:-
Kate BLOOM
Helen CLARK
Maria DALLY
Fried FLUGGE
Amy HARPER
Mary Steven MILL and David MILL
Hannah O'NEILL
James Anderson SCULLEN and Hannah SCULLEN
Thomas Bertie SMITH and Percy SMITH
Sarah JENNINGS
Annie WELSH, and
Maggie WELSH.
On arrival at Wellington they will be transhipped to one of the Union Company's boats to this port.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
At the R.M. Court this morning, before Messrs S. JOHNSON and S. St C. INGLIS, J.P.'s William CARR and Thomas MARR were charged with using obscene and abusive language at the Te Aute Hotel. Mr C RANE, the proprietor of the hotel, stated that the accused were at his house on Tuesday night, and were very violent. They demanded drink, which was supplied, but they refused to pay for it. When the hotel closed at 10 o'clock the men were got outside, but they still hung about the house, hammering at the doors, &c., and using the language complained of. A Mr WARD, a lodger in the house, corroborated. The prisoners, who did not appear, were sentenced to one month's hard labor in the Napier gaol.
HB Herald, Sat. Nov. 19th 1887
Deaths -
WELLMAN - At Hastings, on November 17th, Helena Eliza, the beloved wife of George James WELLMAN, and eldest daughter of John and Ellen STEWART, aged 20 years and 8 months. Funeral will leave Hastings at 1 o'clock to-morrow (Sunday) for Taradale cemetery. Auckland papers please copy.

SELBY - On November 18th, Frederick George, only sone of F.C. SELBY, Clive, aged 3 years and 9 months. The funeral will leave Clive at 2 p.m. to-morrow (Sunday), for the Napier cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HB Herald, Monday Nov. 21st 1887
The Hon. T. DICK, formerly one of the members for Dunedin and Colonial Secretary in Major ATKINSON's last Cabinet, is now on a visit to Napier, and is staying with his son......
HB Herald, Tuesday Nov. 22nd 1887
Tongariro has been very active for the last fortnight, volumes of steam rising daily. Ruapehu is also steaming.

An exhibition of a patent washing machine will be given at the Theatre Royal at 3 o'clock this afternoon, when the merits of the patent "Home Jewel" will be exhibited in a practical manner. Admission will be free.

Lieutenant M'LEOD, of the Hastings Rifles, has a future in store if he will develop his natural gifts. He has shown to the editor of the local journal a bullet which, fired from a rifle by Lieutenant M'LEOD at a target 100 yards distant, struck the target and rebounded back to the shooter. Not bad.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
William BROWN was brought up on remand from Saturday charged with drunkenness. As accused had been in custody since Saturday he was discharged.
John FALLAHU, charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and his bail was estreated.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Francis POWER, John HILL, and William BARRY were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Charles Le FOBLE and George GRACE were each fined 10s and costs for similar offences.
John ALLEN, for wilfully breaking a window in a house occupied by Leah LEVI and some other females was fined 3 pounds and costs, and ordered to pay for repairing the damage, or in default three months' hard labor. Accused's defence was that the breaking was accidental, and that he was severely beaten in the house by some man acting in concert with the women.
George GLEADOW and George WALKINSHAW, on remand charged with forgery, were further remanded for eight days.
Henry LAUNDY, who did not appear, but was said to be in the Danevirke district, was ordered to pay 15s a week towards the support of his wife and children, and costs 1 pound 8s.

HB Herald, Wed. Nov. 23rd 1887

After the Volunteer parade this evening in Clive-square, the medals won at the recent bayonet exercise contests at Farndon Park will be prsented to the successful competitors by the Mayoress, Mrs SWAN.

A youth named Ernest LESLIE, son of Mr David LESLIE, met with a very nasty accident yesterday. He was standing on a short ladder cleaning some windows, and while so engaged the ladder slipped, precipitating him to the ground. When picked up it was found that he was badly hurt and Dr. MOORE was sent for, when it was discovered that in addition to bad bruises and cuts about the head and face, both bones of the left forearm had been badly fractured close up to the wrist joint. Dr. MOORE speedily had the broken bones set and the other injuries attended to, and the sufferer is doing as well as can be expected under such unfavorable circumstances.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs M'CAUSLAND and WHITCOMBE, J.P.'s,
William BARTER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
William BARRY, who on the preceding day was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, was fined 10s and costs for a repetition of the offence.

The following civil cases were decided:-
BLYTHE and Co. v. M'KENZIE
Same v. PRESLING
Same v. BOYLE
ROBERTSON v. Alexander CAMPBELL.
HB Herald, Thursday Nov. 24th 1887
Mr G.H. SWAN was yesterday re-elected Mayor of Napier without opposition.

The committee of the Working Men's Club horticultural show offered a prize in the cottager's class for the best kept flower garden in town. The judges have now made a decision, and have awarded the prize to Mr J.G. GILBERD.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
A lunatic named Christopher SMITH was brought down from Hampden to-day by Constable TRONSON. The unfortunate man, who calls himself an engineer, is described as not violent in his behaviour, but he has threatened to burn down different dwellings and to commit other vagaries.

The garrison corps, including the band and the two cadet companies, paraded for inspection and drill last evening....At the conclusion of the drill the companies were formed up round the rotunda to witness a double presentation of medals. Captain BLYTHE, after a short address on the good service done by those who took part in the battle of Omaranui, presented the New Zealand war medal to Sergeant NORTHE (Hastings Rifles), Seman M'CALLUM (Napier Navals), and
Mr W. B LACK, each of those gentlemen having taken part in the operations at Omaranui. The reason that they have not received their medals earlier is due to the fact that they were only recently applied for.
HB Herald, Friday Nov. 25th 1887
Marriage -
TAYLOR-CARTER - At the Congregational Church, Wellington, by the Rev. W.H. WEST, John Ede TAYLOR, eldest son of Edwin TAYLOR, of Birmingham, England, to Maggie, eldest daughter of the late Edwin CARTER, of Clyde, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr T.K. NEWTON, J.P., George GRACE, against whom previous convictions were put in, was fined 1 pound and costs for drunkenness, the alternative being seven days' hard labor.

A meeting of gentlemen interested in the formation of a tennis club in Napier was held last night at the Criterion Hotel. There was a large attendance, and Mr Fred FULTON was voted to the chair. Over 30 men enrolled themselves as members. It was resolved that the club be called the Seinde Lawn Tennis Club. The following offiers were elected:-
President, Mr J.H. COLEMAN
Vice-presidents, Messrs Francis FULTON and Edward LYNDON
Secretary and treasurer, Mr F.W. BICKNELL
Committee, Messrs M'DIARMID, HANSARD, VIVIAN, F. KENNEDY, and S.R. KENNEDY.
It was also resolved that ladies be admitted as members on an annual subscription of 10s 6d, but that they be not entitled to vote. The ground which has been secured by the club is situated in Milton-terrace, and it is anticipated that the courts will be available for play in about a month.
HB Herald, Sat. Nov. 26th 1887
At the last meeting of the Napier Fire Police the resignation of Lieutenant GRAHAM was received and accepted, and
Mr H. BRIERLY was elected to the vacancy.

Mr Sydney HOBEN, a clever young pianist, who has resided in Napier during the last few months, leaves by the Te Anau to-day en route for Leipsic, where he is to complete his musical education at the world-famed "Conservatoire."
HB Herald, Thursday Dec. 1st 1887

Birth -
TANCRED - On 22nd November, at Ponatahi, the wife of H.G. TANCRED, of a daughter.

A small but handsome specimen of "local industry" was yesterday shown to us in the shape of a walking-stick of mahogany, inlaid with half-a-dozen varieties of New Zealand woods, the combination being very effective. Mr T. ASHTON was the maker.

The first junior cup cricket match of the season will be played on Saturday on the matting wicket on the Recreation Ground. The junior eleven of the Napier cricket club and the first eleven of the Clive cricket club will be contesting teams. The following will represent the Napier C.C.:-
H. FANNIN, C. LEE, BALLANTYNE, F. INGPEN, Geo. SWAN, G. LUCAS, SCHWABE, NICHOLSON, CHAPMAN, A. MARTIN, MOUNTFORT.
Emergency - W.P. WILLIAMS.
HB Herald, Friday Dec. 2nd 1887
Birth -
BISHOP - At Hastings, on November 28th, the wife of Thos. Bishop, of a son.

Marriages -
ROBINSON-EASTBURNE - On December 1st, 1887, at St. Augustine's Church, Napier, by the Rev. J. PARKINSON, William ROBINSON, to Anna EASTBURNE, both of Napier.

BARNETT-IBBOTSON - At Trinity Church, Adelaide, by the Rev. R. REID, James, youngest son of the late John Alexander BARNETT, to Minna Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Charles IBBOTSON, of Goelong, Victoria.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
George Alfred JACKSON was fined 5s and costs for an indulgence in the practice that makes depressions and unemployed difficulties.
Christopher SMITH, charged with lunacy, was discharged.

We notice that Mr H.A. KING, late lieutenant in the Napier Rifles, three days before he sent in his resignation, successfully passed as captain under the new Act, making an average of 87 per cent, of marks (40 per cent being required to pass). This is the third time Mr KING has passed for captain, having previously done so in 1881 and 1883.

We are at liberty to state that the lady who issued the challenge to swim or row any member of the ladies' aquatic club is Miss Emily BEVAN, the member of Mr George LEITCH's "Harbor Lights" company who played the character of Lena Nelson. Miss BEVAN is an accomplished athlete, and has won many prizes. She is, it is said, a perfect duck in the water.

A match will be played on the Recreation Ground to-morrow between teams representating the Rovers and Union cricket clubs, commencing at 2 o'clock. The following are the teams:-
Rovers: HARDEN, HAWKINS, CHILDS, A.D. NEWTON, STUBBS, PERCY, PATTERSON, C.H. CATO, DAVIS, N. KENNEDY, and LIDDLE.
Union: CAMERON, ASHTON, DEMPSEY, FREEMAN, FLEMING, GRAHAM, GREEN, HILL, HOWE, J. MORRISON, WYATT, ROBINSON, M'RAE, Le QUESNE, and J. MORRISON.
Emergency, YATES, CUNNINGHAM, and MULLANY.
HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 3rd 1887
The Rev. W. WELSH will conduct farewell services to-morrow in St. Andrew's Church, as he is leaving to take charge of the Wairoa district. The Rev. R. PENTY, now at Wairoa, will succeed Mr WELSH at St. Andrew's.

Mr George LEITCH appears to have been treated badly in connection with the failure of the Garrison corps to muster as promised for the final performance of "Harbor Lights". Whether the promises should have been made is open to debate, but having been given there should not have been a breach of faith. Mr F. TANKARD desires us to state that the Garrison Band knew nothing of the matter, as they were never communicated with, and consequently they are not to blame.

Mr W. NEWMAN's new brick premises in Tennyson-street are now practically completed, only requiring a little finishing work, and a fair idea can be formed of the architectural and other features of the structure........The contractors for the brickwork were Messrs COOPER and SUTTON; for the joinery, Messrs LUCAS and HUMPHREYS; and Mr W.A. DUGLEBY was the architect.

The Spit district school was crowded to the doors last evening, when a very successful concert was given in aid of the fund for procuring prizes for the scholars. Mr W. WILKIE occupied the chair........the following programme was gone through:-
Pianoforte duet, the Misses MURRAY and M. MARTIN
recitation, Master WILKIE
recitation, Master W. M'CARTHY
song, Miss BLACKMORE
song, Mr WATKINS
reading, Mr W. HODGSON
song, Mr HATTON
song, Mrs YATES
pianoforte solo, Master C. WILSON
song, Mr SMITH
song, Miss BUCHANAN
pianoforte duet, the Misses KRAEFT and JAGO
song, Mr ROBINSON
song, Miss DERBYSHIRE
duet, Mr and Mrs BEAR
song, Mrs WATKINS
song, Mrs FLETCHER
song, Mr HATTON
song, Mrs YATES.
HB Herald, Monday Dec. 5th 1887
The times are very hard, it is said, but seven persons managed to get locked up between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning for drunkenness. As drinks are not usually supplied on credit, it is quite evident that there is still a little money left in the country.

The inquiry into the "clock dispute" was commenced at the Napier fire station on Saturday, before Captain PREECE (chairman), and Messrs A. KENNEDY and J.C. M'CAUSLAND as arbitrators, Mr KENNEDY acting for the brigade and Mr M'CAUSLAND for sub-superintendent GILBERD.....The evidence of the following members of the town and Spit brigades was taken:
Messrs WILKIE, MILLER, YUILL, ROBSON, SPENCE, GILLIARD, WATERWORTH, HOLLAND, LAWS, GILBERD, HARTLEY, and HARDING.
HB Herald, Tues. Dec. 6th 1887
Mr Robert PRICE, as secretary to the Napier Club, recently applied to the Colonial Secretary for a charter for the club. The response came yesterday in the shape of the charter desired, dating from the first of this month. This gives the institution all the rights and privileges of a registered club.

The High School Governors have secured the services of Mr Arthur GIFFORD, M.A., as second master of the Boys' High School. Mr GIFFORD, who has for the last five years occupied the position of assistant to the principal of the training college, Auckland, was educated at Somersetshire college, England, and at the Auckland University college. He graduated in first-class honors, and is a senior university scholar.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Robert EVERSON, Charles LEWIS, Peter MARTIN, and Hugh HALL were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Matthew GOLDER, George BROWN, and George JACKSON were each fined 10s and costs for similar breaches of the law.
Valentino HARRISON, brought up on remand charged with forging an endorsement to a promissory note for 27 pounds 10s, in reply to the usual question from the Bench, reserved his defence, and was committed for trial.
Edward CONROY, for assaulting Jeremiah SCANLAN on the 21st of November, was fined 1 pound and costs, and for using threatening language at the same time and place was fined 1s and costs.
HB Herald, Wed. Dec. 7th 1887
Deaths -
PITT - At her residence, Emerson-street, Napier, on December 5th, after a long and painful illness, Rose HANNAH, the beloved wife of Mr R.C. PITT, aged 27 years; respected and loved by all who knew her. Christchurch papers please copy.

LUCAS - At Napier, on the 6th December, Ann, the wife of G. LUCAS, aged 57 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Carlyle-street, to-morrow (Thursday), at 2 p.m. James S. LARGE, Undertaker.

Mr R.M. MILLER reports having sold Mr HUDSON's Salisbury property, Patoka - 441 acres freehold, and goodwill of 1000 acres leasehold - for 1300 pounds cash, to Mr S.W. PEDDLE of Pohui; 1200 sheep at valuation.

Our London correspondent writes:-
In the list of passengers booked for Napier by the s.s. Britannia, leaving London on the 4th November, I observe the names of Mr F.W. and Mrs WILLIAMS and Miss WILLIAMS. Mr G.H. BRADDOCK and Mr W.B. HAIGH are among the list of passengers booked for Napier by the s.s. Carthage, leaving London to-day, 7th October.

Mr W. HOWE, of the Tennyson-street produce store, has determined to provide Napier with a weekly market, at which butter, eggs, vegetables, and all kinds of farm, garden, and dairy produce will be offered.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., and Dr. PRESTON, J.P., two Maoris from Wairoa and a man named MATHEWSON were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Judgment for plaintiff was also given in each of the following civil cases:-
De LISLE and INNES v. Hore KIA KIA
WALTER v. MURROW
LEETE v. POINTON
HERON v. KINGSWELL
DINWIDDIE, WALKER and Co. v. CLEMENT
Same v. PATTERSON
RADFORD v. Marion HAMLIN
Same v. OLSEN
Same v. MURROW
Same v. Maggie RUDDOCK
BANNER and LIDDLE v. HICKS
M'VAY and others v. HALLETT and others
RADFORD v. Maggie WALTER
Same v. MURROW
Same v. NEALE
BLAIR v. RICHARDSON
HB Herald, Thursday Dec. 8th 1887
We are glad to state that Dr. PRESTON has quite recovered from his late indisposition, and is attending to his patients again.

Mr George NEALE, refuge master, desires to acknowledge the receipt of a parcel of clothing for the inmates from the executors in the estate of the late Robert FRANCE, and also a parcel of clothing from Mr VIVIAN.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.H. VAUTIER, J.P., Patrick MULLINS was charged with drunkenness. He pleaded hard for pardon on the ground that it was his first offence, and was discharged with a caution.
HB Herald, Friday Dec. 9th 1887
The shop formerly occupied by the late firm of AICKIN and OWEN has become a sewing machine emporium, Mr BEALE, the patentee of an improved machine, having decided to push his business in this district.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P., James THOMAS was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, 1 pound and costs for resisting the police, the alternative in the latter case being seven days' hard labor.

Mr George BECKER, one of the best known hotel proprietors in Hawke's Bay, has taken the Waverley Hotel, which adjoins the Napier Park racecourse and grounds, and intends to make it so attractive under his supervision as to ensure many visits from his old friends and the favors of a host of new ones. Mr W.J. HARKER negotiated the lease of the hotel to
Mr BECKER.
HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 10th 1887
Mr W.J. TABUTEAU, who looks exceedingly well after his trip to Europe, has decided to stick to Hawke's Bay for good now, and has commenced business as land and estate agent, &c. He has taken the new offices in Tennyson-street next to the building in course of erection for Mr Horace BAKER.

Our Hastings correspondent writes:-
Sub-Lieutenant HANSEN, of the Hastings Rifles, has challenged Lieutenant M'LEOD to a friendly rifle match, each to pick a team and the match to come off on or about the 1st January next.
HB Herald, Tues. Dec. 13th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Patrick FRAWLEY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Henry GARNHAM was fined 10s and costs for allowing a horse to stray.
Henry NELSON was fined 5s and costs for a similar offence, and
John R. REDSTONE was fined 2s and costs for carrying more persons in a licensed vehicle than allowed by the bye-law.
George GLEADOW, otherwise WATKINS, and George WALKINSHAW, on remand charged with forgery, were committed for trial.
Charles B. HOADLEY, charged with allowing unlicensed premises to be used as a place of public amusement, pleaded not guilty........His Worship said that as the case was the first of the kind brought under the Act, a caution would be sufficient, but it was right the public should know that a breach of the bye-law involved a penalty.
HB Herald, Wed. Dec. 14th 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., George JACKSON, for repeated appearances to answer charges of drunkenness, was fined 1 pound and costs, the alternative being seven days' hard labor.

Mr A.H. CARNELL, the holder for this year of the Amateur Athletic Club's cup for the highest aggregate, was yesterday presented with the gold medal which is given to cup winners. The medal, which was made by Mr F.W. COLLINS, is a splendid specimen of that class of work. On one side is a winged mercury, in relief, for the other the following engraved inscription:- "A.H. CARNELL, winner of the challenge cup for 1887."

At the annual meeting of the Victoria Lodge of Freemasons last evening, Bro. C.H. EDWARDS was installed as W.M. for the current year by Bro. P.M.W. BEILBY, who performed the ceremony in a very impressive manner. After the installation the following officers were invested by the W.M. with their respective insignia:-
Bro. F.E. SAUNDERS, S.W.
Bro. G. PRAIN, J.W.
Bro. W. EELISON, treasurer
Bro. H.C.A. WUNDRAM, P.M. secretary
Bro. T.M'CARTHY, S.D.
Bro. H. OWEN, J.D.
Bros. C.M. WHITTINGTON, I.G.
Bro. H. YARRELL, Tyler.
HB Herald, Thurs. Dec. 15th 1887
Death -
BALLE - On December 14th, at her late residence, Roslyn-road, Mrs John BALLE, aged 56 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence this day, at 4 p.m. LANGLEY and NEWMAN, undertakers.

A man named REID was yesterday arrested on a charge of stealing linen placed upon a line to dry. If the offence is proved the "snowdcropper" will probably find leisure to repent of his predatory instincts.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P.,
Patrick FOY and William FOY were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
John BRUNSKILL, on bail, did not appear, and his recognisance of 1 pound was estreated.

A sitting of the Superior Court of Bankruptcy was held yesterday, his Honor the Chief Justice presiding, when the following bankruptcies were declared closed:-
John S. HARLAND
John A. REARDON
Charles RAIKES
Charles HARLAND
Mr J.W. CARLILE appeared for the Official Assignee.
HB Herald, Friday Dec. 16th 1887
The Hastings case of criminal libel, CLAYTON v. GEORGE, was yesterday struck out, the Crown Prosecutor declining to go on with the case, and the complainant not putting in an appearance.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs E. LYNDON and J.C. M'CAUSLAND, J.P.'S, James William REID, for stealing a shirt hung upon a line to dry, was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.

The annual pupil teachers' examination commenced yesterday in the old Provincial Council Chambers. Over 30 teachers were prsent. Mr FANNIN acted as supervisor. The examination will extend over three days.

The breaking up and distribution of prizes to the pupils of the Marist Brothers' school took place yesterday. A programme consisting of songs and recitations was gone through very creditably, Masters JARMAN and CUNNINGHAM's recitations being very well rendered. At the conclusion of the programme the prizes were distributed by Father GROGAN. The names of Masters HENN, BARRY, GRACE, CUNNINGHAM (3), BROPHY, CAMPBELL, LONERGAN, and FALVEY were prominent in the sixth, fifth, and fourth standards, whilst those of Masters HAYDEN, O'ROURKE, GRACE, PYNE, MADIGAN, MILNE, MACINTOSH, HIGGINS, CULLEN, JARMAN, and TYNE were distinguished in the lower standards.
HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 17th 1887
Death -
THRULE - At the Women's Home, on December 16th, Mary THRULE, late of Dublin, aged 23 years.
The funeral will leave the home to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2.30 o'clock.

At 2 o'clock yesterday morning a four-roomed cottage at Taradale, occupied by Mrs THOW and a family of small children, was burned to the ground. One of the children was scorched about the hands, and all narrowly escaped with their lives. Nothing was saved. The building, which belonged to Mr DIXON, was insured for a small amount, but the furniture and other effects were uninsured. Fortunately there was no wind at the time, or several other cottages near would have gone the same way.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:- At the Resident Magistrate's Court to-day, before Messrs FITZROY and M'LEOD, J.P.'s, Donald CAMPBELL was charged with assaulting William YEEND.
(There is a full report of the hearing available on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Mon. Dec. 19th 1887
At the R.M. Court on Saturday - Walter GRAY was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

Mr D. O'BRIEN's horses Gipsy King and Sextent have been purchased by Mr G. STEAD, of Christchurch, and will run in the yellow and black, his new owner's colors, at the forthcoming Auckland meeting.

The body of Mark M'CALLUM, a store-keeper near Wainui, was found in the Mangamaite river on Saturday. Deceased had been missing since the preeceding Monday, on which day he left home to go to Waipukurau, having previously telegraphed to a business man in that town that he was bringing down 300 pounds in connection with some accounts.

The sawdust on the skirts of the lagoon opposite Mr R. HOLT's mill in Thackeray-street was on fire yesterday. Superintendent WATERWORTH inspected the fire, and arrangements were made by which the steam fire engine was to be taken out if the wind rose and fanned the smouldering mass into flame.

Mr Dugald CAMERON, a respected member of the Napier Rifle Company, and till incapacitated by illness a trusted employee at the White Swan brewery, died at the Napier hospital on Friday of consumption at the early age of 26 years. The remains were interred with military honors in the Napier cemetery yesterday, there being a good muster of the four companies to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed comrade. The Garrison Band headed the funeral procession, playing the Dead March, and the Rifles furnished the firing party at the grave. The Rev. J.G. PATERSON conducted the funeral service, and the secretary of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society, of which deceased had been a member, read the funeral service included in the ritual of that Order. Deceased's brother died a month ago from the same form of disease.

The industrial exhibition was well patronised on Saturday, the proceedings being enlivened by the playing of the Railway Band........All the viands were prepared and cooked on the stage, in full view of the audience, the majority of those present appearing to be consumed with an intense desire to "chaff" the male competitors into ignominious retreat. Mrs Neil HEATH acted as supervisor. The following are the results:-
Batter pudding, Miss NEVILL
cooking, new potatoes, 1st Mr HARDEN, 2nd Miss NEVILL
porridge, special Mr A. GIBSON, 1st Miss SIDEY
bread and butter pudding, 1st Miss KELLY, with Miss BOWMAN and Mr TENNET equal for second place
scones, 1st Miss SIDEY, 2nd Miss WIGINTON
chocolate cake, Miss K. MILLER.
HB Herald, Tuesd. Dec. 20th 1887
Mr A.B. THOMSON desires us to give publicity to the fact that all school exercise books intended for competition in the various standards must be in his hands by 12 o'clock to-day. Also that Mr T. SIDEY, chairman of the district school committee, will distribute the prizes to the pupils in the infant department at 2.30 o'clock this afternoon. The public are cordially invited.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., and Dr. PRESTON, J.P.,
A lad named John M'KAY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to one month's hard labor for obscene language. Inspector BULLEN stated the defendant was one of a gang of blackguards who infested the lower end of Chaucer-road, annoying persons to such an extent that a policeman in plain clothes had to be placed on duty there. Accused had suffered imprisonment for larceny at Gisborne, and had also been an inmate of an industrial school.
Robert DOGHERTY was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for using obscene language in the Union Hotel, Spit.
Joseph HOOPER and James SADGROVE were respectively fined 10s and costs and 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Walter DELANEY was fined 10s and costs for allowing a horse to wander, and
Oscar KROGH was fined 5s and costs for tethering a horse on an unenclosed piece of land.
Frank ROPER, for refusing to pay Samuel BERRY, a cabman, his lawful fare (one shilling) for driving defendant to the railway station, he having declined to pay more than sixpence, was ordered to pay the fare and expenses amounting to 1 pound 2s 6d.

HBH 20 Dec 1887
St John's Choir Prizegiving
Div 1
C. HODGSON & H. HILL
Div 11
R. SKIPPAGE & H. BEAR
Solo Singing
E. NEWMAN
Chanting
W.WOOD
Attendance
S. COWLRICK, E. LANGLEY, W. PRBBLE, H. BEAR, E. NEWMAN, R. CRERAR, H. MOUNTFORT, C. HODGSON, Geo HARKER, R. SKIPPAGE, S. COLLINS, H. JAGO, G. RAVEN & F. JAGO
Retiring Members
E. NEWMAN, E. LANGLEY, H. MOUNTFORT, P. BEAR, C.HODGSON, G. RAVEN & D. HENDRY

HB Herald, Wed. Dec. 21st 1887
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Michael KINSELLA, Frederick THOMPSON, and Frederick HENRI were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The sawdust and rubbish in the lagoon opposite Mr R. HOLT's mill is still burning. Yesterday a number of Mr HOLT's employees, under the direction of Mr S. SPENCE, dug trenches round the burning mass to prevent the fire spreading towards the road.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following civil cases:-
DINWIDDIE WALKER and Co. v. JORDAN
S.E. COOPER v. executors in estate of late John SHEEAH
Theatre Royal Company v. H. SMITH
M'AUBY v. Mahaia TAKIHA
LASCELLES v. GOODYEAR
LASCELLES v. HANLAN
BLACKWELL v. Hamiora TUPAE
LEVY v. W. HIGGINS
LEVY v. COUPE
BRADFIELD v. J. SMITYH
R. MONTEITH v. ALLEN
Same v. JOHNSON
Same v. J'EACHERN
HENDERSON v. RANGANIA
H. WILLIAMS and Sons v. G. NEILL
NEAGLE v. KING
RADFORD v. CALLUM
R. MONTEITH v. M'DONALD.

Napier Infant School
In order of merit
Main ROOM
Div 1
Boys - Sam SPENCE, Herbert JAGO, John JAMIESON, Walter DOLMAN, Harry CAMPBELL, Maurice POWER
Girls - May SMYTHE, Rose D'AUTHREAU, Emily COLL, Polly SHELLAM, Rose WELSH, Janet BANKS, Kate MAGER, Maud YOUNG
Div 11
Boys - John IRVINE, Norman SCORGIE, Oswald REDSTONE, George BICKERSTAFF, John METTAM, George SMITH
Girls - Mary Jane CASS, Lizzie OWEN, Helena MAGER, Alice METTAM, Lizzie CLEGG, Lizzie EXETER, Ella BURTENSHAW
Upper Room
Div 1
Boys - Walter SCHIERNING, Willie PATTERSON, Kenneth NAISMITH, John MORRISEY, Edwin GRAY, Jmes BROTHERS, Thomas MAGILL, Alfred SPENCER, Willie WOODS, Harry REAN, Monty CARRUTHERS
Girls - Louisa ROWE, Nellie WOODS, Mattie EPPS, Alice SAUNDERS, Lucy LASCELLES, Lena HUMPHRIES, Annie LOUNDY, Fanny BLACKWELL, Annie COHEN, Mabel ROBSON, Maggie GRIFFITHS, Ethel BOWERS
Div 11
Boys- George METTAM, Alick M'DIARMID, Alick JONES, Harrold AMNER, David HOGAN, Hector THOMSEN, Alfred BULLED, Campbell SMITH, Jack MULLANY, Fred M'VAY, Frank APLIN
Girls - Alice ASHTON, Kate CALDWELL, Florry MENZIES, Maud HAGUE, Bella GILDING, Ada CROUCHER, Rosie GUSH, Dora WYATT, Ada BANKS, Alice ROBERTS, Minnie CONNOR
Div 111
Boys - Oliver ISRAELSON, Robert HACKETT, Stewart ROULSTON, Robert YUILL, Fred COLLINS, Richard HUMPHRIES, George CULLEN, Phillip BULLED, Charles GRINDELL, Sydney SYKES
Girls - Dolly HANNAY, Emily FRASER, AlicE HOWE, Jane M'EWAN, Mabel PIRIE, Georgina MITCHELL, Rose SAMPSON, Maud CARRUTHERS, Jane HARRIS, Eliza COOPER
Lower Room
Boys - Herbert HOOD, Horace SIMMONDS, Ernest PARKER, Thomas M'EWAN, John YUILL
Girls - Sarah MILLER, Frances SIMMONDS, Lily LAURENSEN, Maud FRANKLIN, Frances TAYLOR
HB Herald, Thurs. Dec. 22nd 1887
Among the books presented as prizes to the district school pupils yesterday were three parcels severally given by Messrs CRERAR, CRAIG, and SMYTHE.

There was a special presentation at the Theatre Royal yesterday, the Misses Fanny GLENDINNING, Isabel CROSS, and Mildred RYDER each receiving from his Worship the Mayor a handsomely engraved silver locket for excellence in singing. The lockets were presented by the chairman of the committee, Mr T. SIDEY.

Saturday's supplement to the Herald will contain an original Christmas story from the pen of our able contributor,
Mr H.H. MURDOCH.

Mr E.P. MOUNTFORT, who has been teller at the Napier branch of the Bank of New South Wales for nearly six years, has been promoted to a similar position in the Wellington branch, and will leave this district early in January. Mr MOLUNTFORT has been on the executive of the Musical Society ever since it came into existence and a member of St. John's vestry for four years. He has made himself a general favorite by his courtesy, and when he leaves will take with him the good wishes of a host of friends.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes:-
Mr Rechab HARDING and Mr E. BIBBY were present at the presentation of prizes to the school children.

At the Town Hall yesterday Mr G.H. SWAN, re-elected unopposed to the position of Mayor of the borough, was formally installed in the presence of Crs. FAULKNOR, M'VAY, COHEN, WELSMAN, NEAL, GRAHAM, SMITH, and COTTON.

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Napier District School
Dux - Fred MITCHELL
Std V1 - General Proficiency
Boys - John THOMSON 1, D. CARMICHAEL 2, P. BEAR & F. WILLIAMS 3.
Girls - Ada GRAHAM 1, Annie MONTGOMERY 2, Bella LEQUESNE & Mary KING 3
Std V - General Proficiency
Boys - George M'VAY 1, George HARKER & John MAGILL 2, Arthur BOWMAN 3
Girls - Annie COWEl 1, Florrie HARKER 2, Maggie SLATER 3, Annie WATT 4, Docy ANDERSON 5, Polly ANDERSON 6
Std 1V - General Proficiency
Boys - T. JAMIESON 1, Frank THOMSON 2, J. ALDERTON 3, Kenneth ROSS 4, J. FERNANDEZ 5, A. BLOOM 6, Phillip LANGLEY 7
Girls - J. BOWER 1, F. MELLON 2, L. KING 3, F. IRELAND 4, B. NICHOLSON 5, E. GRAHAM 6, E.A. WATT 7
Std 111 - G.P
Boys - G. HOPE 1, E. JAMES 2, C. M'DIARMID 3, J. HOOD 4, J. ROULSTON 5, C. CULLEN 6, E. HAMLIN 7, A. CUNNINGHAM 8, J. WILKIES 9
Girls - Lizzie WELLS 1, A. COOPER 2, J. SYMONS 3, A. POWELL 4, Cinda LESLIE 5, Flo LANGLEY 6, E, FEARY 7, Maggie SPENCE 8, L SAMSON 9
Std 11 - G.P
Boys - Percy SPILLER 1, J. MAGILL 2, H. HUGO 3, W. SELLAR 4, T. GRAINGER 5, Horace MOTT 6, B. HILL 7, A. WILLIAMS 8
Div 11
Boys - F. POWELL 1, F. BARRETT 2, B. GUSH 3, S. BROWNETTE 4
Girls - A. RENOUF 1, J. SAMSON 2, J.MITCHELL 3, F. LANGLEY 4, C. TAYLOR 5, M. VILLERS 6, L. PATTERSON 7, N. M'VAY 8
Div 1
Boys - A. MAHON 1, L. JENSEN 2, E. WATKINS 3, M. CARRUTH 4
Std V1 - Ex Books
Isabella LEQUENE 1, F. GLENDINNING 2, Hettie GIBSON 3, Alice CALDWELL & Ch CROSS 4
Std V - Ex Books
Annie CAVELL 1, Annie WATT 2, Martha LEQUENE 3, Maggie SLATER 4
Std 1V - Ex Books
Ethel GRAHAM & Isabella CROSS 1, Kate CANTLE 2, J.BOWER 3, Frank THOMSON 4, Minnie SPILLER 5, Letty KING 6, Nelly SAUNDERS 7, ? GIBSON 8
Std 111- Ex Books
Div 1
Nellie SAUNDERS 1, Flo LANGLEY 2, Annie GRAHAM 3, C. M'DIARMID 4
Div 11 - John HOPE 5, John MAGILL 6.
Std 111 - Ex Books
H. HUGO 1, Tom GRAINGER 2, Robt SKIPPAGE 3, Fred BARRETT 4, Bertie BROWNETTE 5, Maude VILLERS 6, Jane MITCHELL 7, Nellie M'VAY 8, Frances LASCELLES 9, Lily JENSEN 10, Alice MAHON 11, Alice TAYLOR & Annie CROSS 12
Std V1 - Sewing
Rose GILBERD 1, A. CONNELL 2, M. LEQUESNE 3, Bertha GLENDINNING & SAMPSON 3
Std 1V - Sewing
F. MILLER 1, M. SPILLER 2, A. CROSS 3, A. MAGILL 4
Std 111 - Sewing
Grace HANNAY 1, Winnie SCARFE 2, Jane SYMONS 3, Annie GRAHAM 7 Eliza FEARY 3
Std 11 - Sewing
Maude WILLIAMS 1, Ruth MITCHLL 2, Maude VILLERS 3, ETHEL LASCELLES 4, Maggie COWELL 5

Side School
3rd Class
Boys - D. LOADER , W.M ROBINSON, James M'ANENY, R. BULL, John FERGUSSON, D. M'KENZIE
Girls - E. CLAMPITT, S. GOLDSMITH, A, M'ANENY, E. HEALD, L. M'ANENY
2nd Class
Boys A. CROSSMAN, MURTAGH, A. POCOCK, BLACKMORE, E. M'DOUGALL
Girls - A. GODDARD, P. EDSER, G.SMITH, S. MURTAGH, M. BROTHERS, C. JOHANSEN, N. GODDARD
Std 111 - Sewing
Beatrice MEAD, Maudy PETERSEN, Bella BLACKMORE, Alice YOUNG
Std 11 - Sewing
Maud BULL, Florence BEECHEY

Hastings St Lower School
Prep 1
Arthur WOODFUFFE, James BLAIR, Walter FORSTER, Lizzie BAIRD, Nellie TANKARD, Annie WHITE
Prep 11
Arthur LOADER, Charles CAMPBELL, Edward ROBINSON, Jessie ASHTON, Mary KEMP, Lucy YOUNG, Rachel OGDEN
Prep 111
Fred ROBINSON, Harry OULTON, Bertie KING, John YOUNG, Charlie STEELE, Nellie ROBERTSON, Mabel GOLDSMITH, Lena HILLS, Ada WROATH
General Improvement
Harry MOLE & Hayward M'DOUGALL
Std 1
Boys - Charlie ELMES, Herbert KING, Edward CHAMBERLAIN, Harry ASHTON, Hector BULL, Percy KING, A. JONES
Girls - Ethel PALLOT, C. JOHANSEN, Laura M'KENNIE, Anna FRASER, Maud WEST, Hilda PETERSEN & Laura GILLIES

HB Herald, Friday Dec. 23rd 1887
Marriage -
RHODES-MEREDITH - On Wednesday, the 21st December, at St. Matthew's Church, Masterton, by the Rev.
W.E. PAIGE, Robert Heaton RHODES, second son of J. RHODES, Esq., of Milton Grange, Napier, to Clara, third daughter of Edwin MEREDITH, Esq., of Llandaff, Masterton.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Robert H. BARTLETT was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
William MILLIGAN was fined 1 pound and costs for being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart.

At a meeting of the committee of the Napier Baptist Church last evening it was decided to erect a building at once on a site facing Macdonald-street, Tennyson-street, generously given by Mr H.S. TIFFEN. A lady member of the congregation provides the greater part of the money needed, and it is hoped that the balance will be collected before the church is opened. The building will be unpretentious but neatly finished, and will be similar to the English Church at Meanee.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Anthony LEWIS, of Kaikora, was held in the Supreme Court buildings yesterday, Mr J.F. JARDINE, deputy assignee, in the chair.

Spit School

Dux - Bertie WILKIE

Std V1 - Bertie WILKIE 1, Alexander RIDDELL 2, David FULTON & Geo MABBETT 3
Attendance - B. WILKIE
Ex. Books - Maggie MARTIN

Std V - Charles WILSON 1, Gilbert FLETCHER 2, William THOMAS 3, Eliza DENHOLM 4
Attendance - Walter M'CARTHY
Ex. Books - Gilbert FLETCHER
Sewing - S. ROMERILL, A. NEVILLE & A. SEYMOUR eq
Std 1V - John FRANKLIN 1, Geo PLESTED 2, William GOODALL 3
Attendance - Kate WILKIE
Ex Books - Nellie PRINGLE
Sewing - M. HARVEY, E. PRATOR & DENHOLM eq
Std 111 - Edward WARDEN 1, Kate GRIFFEN 2, Florence ROLLS & Daniel COTTON 3 eq
Attendance - Joseph RIDDELL
Ex Books - Florence GODDARD
Sewing - A. SEYMOUR & F. GODDARD eq
Std 11 - Ethel BEACH 1, Emily BURTON 2, Annie DOLBEL & Martin SMITH 3 eq
Attendance - Louis KROGH & Thos BOYD eq
Ex. Books - Lucy WEAVER
Sewing - Ella M'CARTHY & Mary HOLLOWAY eq
Std 1 - Mary STUART 1, Charlotte FAULKNER 2, Milly WHITTEM 3, Kate M'BRYDE & Eliza COKER 4 eq
Attendance - Archie WILKIE
Sewing - L. OLSEN & J. QUINLAN eq
Special Prizes
Best attendance in school for the year - Kate WILKIE
Best exercise book - Gilbert FLETCHER
Darning - Jane FULTON
Good Conduct - Std 111. Miss L. DENHOLM ( the teacher) gave this prize - Phillip. C. DOLBEL
Best Scholars in the school - Boy - Bertie WILKIE. Girl - Elizabeth DENHOLM

Hastings Schools

Stonebyres
Geneeral Progress
Std V1 - ethel BOLD
Std v - Eva NELSON
Std 111 - Gerty NELSON
Std 11 - Masters FAULKNER & BOLD
Inspectors Exam
Std V1 - Ethel BOLD
Std V - Miss R. COLLISON
Std V1 - Elsie BELL
Music
Div 1 - Elsie WILLIAMs 1, Nellie WILLIAMS 2, Wynn WILLIAMS 3
Scripture
Div 1 - Ethel BOLD 1, Maud JOLL 2
Sewing
Div 1 - Elsie WILLIAMS & Nellie NELSON 1st eq
Div 11 - Elsie BEll & Eva Nelson eq, Maude JOLL & Kate BOLD eq
French
Elsie WILLIAMS 1, Mina TANNER 2

Hastings District School

Dux - W. COLES
General Proficiency
Std V1 - Boys - R. WELLWOOD, G.EBBETT, G.M. COLLINGE, A. STEVENS
Std V - Boys - W. GRAY, F. COLLINGe, P. HAMBLYN
Girls - M. KESSELL, M. GALLEEN, G. ROACH
Std 1V - Boys - L. COLLINGE, A. BENJAMIN, D. JOLL, J. APPERLEY
Girls - F. GEORGE, J. MYHILL, M. BEECROFT, M. CARSWELL
Std 111 - Boys - C. FRITCHLEY, H. CHEER, U. GRAY, J. KESSELL
Girls - M.M'LEAN, M. SCOTT, F. CATHERALL
Upper Std 11 - Boys - F. APPERLEY, D. M'LEOD
Girls - A. O'NEILL, M. M'CONNE4LL
Lower Std 11 Boys - A. SIMPSON, G. LAMBERT
Girls - M. SINCLAIR, Perepetua PENI
Lower Std 1 - Boys - E. BEECROFT, J. BAMFORTH, E. JARVIS
Girls - M.MIST. M.COBB, F.WINTON
Sewing
Std V1 - M. COLLINGE, A. STEVENS,
Std V - M. CHARLTON, M. KESSELL, E. BEHARRELL, G. DURHAM
Std 1V - J.POWER, L. WALDEN, E AMUNDSEN
Std 111 - R. COLLINGE, E. WILLIAMS, M.SCOTT
Std 1 - M.MIST, E. SIDDELS, Perepetua PENI
Attendance
Std V1 - A.STEVENS
Std V - G. ROACH
Std 1V - M. BEECROFT
Std 111 - M. GREEVES
Std 11 - A. WARMAN
Std 1 - E. SIDDELLS
Infants - J. GEMMELL
Exercise Books
Std V1 - W.COLES
Std V - A.M'LEOD
Std 1V - A. MADDISON
Std 111 - G. TIMMS
Infant School
General Proficiency
Boys - J. GEMMELL, W. JACOBI, F.VICKERMAN
Girls - E. HARTSHORN, G. PATTERSON, A. MADDISON
Singing
R. BENJAMIN
Mr RAINBOW's School
Biblical Knowledge - DOUGLAS
History - BELL
French - DOUGLAS 1, ANDERSON 2
Arithmetic - CAMPBELL 1, FOREMAN 2
Writing - BELL 1 & 2
Carpentry - COLLISON 1, E. WILLIAMS 2
General Improvement - C. WILLIAMS 1, COTTERILL 2
HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 24th 1887

The following passengers arrived in Napier last evening by GRIFFITHS' regular coach from Taupo and Ohinemutu:-
Mr and Mrs SERGEANT, Mrs A. M'GLASHAN, Mr A.J. IRVINE, Mr W.J. WALKER, Mr J. FOREMAN, and a native. Mr KENNEDY and the Misses KENNEDY also arrived by special coach.

Master P. CARO, eldest son of Dr. C ARO, of Napier, has again distinguished himself at Nelson College, taking the first positions in modern languages, classics, and music. He took the NEWCOME and first modern language scholarships, and passed the first annual term examination of the New Zealand University.

Mr C.D. HITCHMAN yesterday brought to this office samples of his ornamental confectionary. A jury of juveniles has decided that for flavor and general "scrumptuousness" they could not be surpassed, and from the appearance of the goods we do not find this verdict difficult of acceptance. The specimens included realistic imitations of fruits and vegetables, the workmanship being very good, and a proof that "local industry" in the confectionary business has reached a high pitch in Napier.

Our London correspondent writes:-
"It may interest some of your readers to hear that Mr Frank Marven SOUTHWELL, of Napier, was married on the 19th of October to Florence Isabel, youngest daughter of the late Rev. H.J. COTTON, of Dalbury Rectory, Derby. The marriage was solemnised at the parish church, Kingston-on-Thames, the officiating clergymen being the Rev. J. STAPLETON-COTTON, brother of the bride, assised by the Rev. H. KEMBLE SOUTHWELL, the Rev. W.H. COGSWELL, and the Rev. A.W.S. YOUNG."

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
The Rev. J.C. ECCLES, who has been seriously indisposed of late, is leaving next week for New South Wales for the benefit of his failing health.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
Charles H.D. SKINNER was fined 2 pounds and costs for furious riding.
Walter GRAY, for bathing at the Spit, was fined 5s and costs.
Daniel COTTON, omnibus proprietor, was charged on two counts with plying for hire outside the district covered by his license, defendant having run an omnibus to the course in the inner harbor over which the last races of the Napier Rowing Club were rowed. Mr DICK appeared in support of the information. Defendant admitted the offence, but said that the bye-law was transgressed unwittingly, as he had for years run 'buses to the same place without the question being raised. Mr DICK said he did not ask for a solicitor's fee. The nominal fine of 1s and costs was imposed in each case.
HB Herald, Wed. Dec. 28th 1887
On Boxing Day a large number of Napier Good Templars held their annual picnic at Petane, in Major RICHARDSON's plantation, kindly lent by him for the occasion. Boating and various games and races were indulged in, the party returning to town in the evening, having thoroughly enjoyed the outing.

We regret that the holidays did not pass over without accidents, some slight, but others more serious. In the latter category must be placed that which befell Mr CARLTON, one of Messrs NEAL and CLOSE's employees. He was riding home from Petane on Boxing Day, and when crossing the bridge his horse shied suddently, unseating him. In falling Mr CARLTON's foot stuck in the stirrup, and he was dragged a little distance, receiving a severe scalp would and some severe bruises, likely to keep him from work for a few days. A little son of Mr NESBIT, storekeeper, was also seriously hurt, being kicked on the jaw by a horse, the blow laying open his cheek badly.
HB Herald, Thurs. Dec. 29th 1887
Births -
TWIGG - At Petane Grange, on Christmas Day, the wife of H.J. TWIGG, of a daughter.

COUPER - On December 28, at Shakespeare road, the wife of Donald M. COUPER, of a son.

A meeting of the Napier Park Racing Club was held yesterday, for the purpose of electing new members. There was a fair attendance, principally of town members, and the following gentlemen were elected:-
Messrs NAPHTALI, W. KINROSS WHITE, PRICTOR, E. PULFORD, J. STEPHENS, and T.C. JOHNSTONE.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
A man named Danile O'DONOGHUE, of Eden station, is missing. His horse was found with the saddle wet and one of the stirrups gone. The poor fellow is supposed to be drowned.

An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at the Union Hotel, Spit, before Captain PREECE, R.M., coroner, on the body of Murdoch YOUNG, who was found dead in the Iron Pot earlier in the day. It appeared from the evidence that deceased was last seen alive at about 10.30 o'clock on the preceding night, at the Railway Hotel. He was considerably under the influence of liquor, but only partook of one drink at the hotel, his condition being due to indulgence earlier in the day......Deceased was a brother to Captain YOUNG, of the Why Not, and had only been a few months in the colony. He left a wife and family in Scotland when he came to New Zealand.
HB Herald, Friday Dec. 30th 1887
Birth -
BEACH - At Port Ahuriri, on Christmas Day, the wife of A.W. BEACH, of twin sons, doing well.

Marriage -
WILLIAMS-URAN - On 28th December, at St. John's Church, Napier, by the Rev. De Berdt HOVELL, James Herbert, only son of Capt. W.R. WILLIAMS, Wellington, to Eliza Hessell, elder daughter of J.P. URAN, Mannamead, Plymouth, England.

Deaths -
SMITH - At the Farndon Hotel, on the 29th December, the infant son of John PEARCE and Edith SMITH. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave the Farndon Hotel at 2 p.m. Friends kindly accept this intimation.

CHISHOLM - On the 29th December, at Milton-road, Napier, Mary Jane, the beloved wife of James B. CHISHOLM, aged 24.

We have received from Mr R.C. HARDING a copy of his Almanac for 1888. The publication is up to its customary standard.

The remains of the unfortunate Murdoch YOUNG, whose death by drowning was reported in our last issue, were yesterday interred in the Napier cemetery.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M., Duncan MACKENZIE and John LAVENDER, were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

At the Hastings R.M. Court yesterday, Mr W.O. M'LEOD, J.P., sent a man named Henry CLARKE to gaol for 14 days, for using obscene language.

A match will be played on the Recreation Gound to-morrow, commencing at 2 o'clock, between the first elevens of the Rovers and Napier Clubs. The following team will represent the Rovers:-
CATO, CHILDS, DAVIS, HAWKINS, HARDEN, LIDDLE, A. NEWTON, MILLER, PATTERSON, PERCY, and STUBBS.
HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 31st 1887
Birth -
JACOBSEN - On December 27th, the wife of P.F. JACOBSEN, of a daughter.

The Herald will not be published on Monday.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G.A. PREECE, R.M.,
William M'GREGOR was fined 10s and costs for entering a moving train.
Richard GOODWIN was fined 10s and costs for allowing a convenience on his premises to become a public nuisance.
A charge against George Herbert GILDING, of allowing an unlawful game to be played on his licensed premises at Awatoto, was adjourned till Thursday next in consequence of the illness of defendant's solicitor.

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An inquest was held at the Patangata Hotel on the body of Daniel O'DONOHUE, by occupation, a private tutor, who was found drowned near the Te Aute crossing
Evidence was elicited from James MACPHERSON - Hotelkeeper
Edward COLLINS - resident of the district
Jeanie CHAMBERS - servant
Henry Seymour BONE - another resident
Constable BROSNAHAN
............ more. Verdict : Accidental Death

 

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