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HBH April 2 1888 page 3 Rifles
Competition between Napier Rifles and Hastings Rifles.
Company shooting The final stage for the medal presented by Mr N K McDIARMID was fire on Friday morning..
Winner proved to be Private CHAMBERS.
"That the said Joseph BALL and Phillip BEATTIE on the 28th March, 1888, while employed in a certain air-lock and cylinder then being sunk for the erection of a bridge across the Wairoa river at Clyde, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, did come by their deaths by drowning through the accidental bursting of the said cylinder, and this jury are of opinion that no blame is attributable to a deficiency in the strength of the cylinder plates recently obtained from the Government."
SELLARS, the injured contractor, is progressing favourably, though very weak owing to internal injuries, in addition to his fractured arm..
The remains of J BALL and P BEATTIE are to be buried tomorrow in the cemetery.
Porangahau A meeting of the Rabbit Trustees was held today. Present:- Messrs HANDYSIDE McHARDY CROSSE.
The inspector reported various works in hand and were progressing favourably.
The following tenders for fencing 4 1/2 miles were received. D RYAN D PECK F FRANKLIN RYAN's tender was accepted.
The accounts of LAMBERT and GREEN for erecting ten miles of fencing and Isaac CRIPPS for clearing four miles and seven chains of the rabbit line were passed for payment.
The resignation of Mr A McHARDY was received and accepted,
he being about to proceed to England.
Saturday Auckland- The barque "Howard" which has arrived has on board two men rescued at sea from an open boat. The men belong to Noumea, and state that they were pearl-oyster fishing, and were driven off the land by a gale. They were seventeen days out when picked up by the Howard, and were 500 miles off Noumea, and 400 miles from Australia.
It is stated that Sir George GREY will not leave for England till after the coming session.
The stables owned by G WILSON, Nelson Street, were burned early this morning. Three horses, and a quantity of harness and horse feed, &c., were also burned.
Volunteers holding an Easter encampment went into camp at Devonport.
The Island steamer Richmond arrived this morning. She reports that on the 19th inst. The British ship SHANNON had put into Raratonga leaking, with 1400 tons of coal on board. Captain MITCHELL was unloading with a view to discover the leak.
The sale of Kawaau for £12,000 was concluded today.
The purchaser is Mrs Eliza Rutherford THOMSON, of Lusatia Park, Victoria.
By the terms of the mortgage deed the island is to be preserved in its
present state of cultivation, all the trees &c., planted by Sir George
GREY to be preserved.
W H JONES, a young veterinary surgeon from Hawera, has
been arrested on an alleged charge of obtaining money under false pretences
from W Copeland ALEXANDER.
John CASS, brother of R CASS, draper, formerly of Christchurch
and Auckland, and now of Melbourne was found dead yesterday morning in
his house. The deceased lived alone, and was last seen alive on Tuesday.
At an inquest a verdict of death from natural causes was returned. He
has relatives at Nelson and in Canterbury.
Mr LAMBIE, the courteous and popular manager of the Union
Steamship Company at this port, has received orders to take charge of
the Christchurch branch. His successor is not yet known but will probably
be Mr PUTLEET, formerly stationed here. Mr FRASER, the predecessor of
Mr LAMBIE, has left the Union Company's office.
No 172 In Bankruptcy Estate of James YOUNG Hastings Tobacconist.
Signed J F JARDINE Deputy Official Assignee
At Rowden last week, a young man named GOODFELLOW, the son of a widow, was arrested on the charge of attempting to murder Thornette, JOSE, a daughter of Richard JOSE, wood merchant, Bowden................more.
The Commissioner of Lands is daily receiving schemes for
the destruction of rabbits. The latest to hand is from Mr Coleman PHILLIPS,
of the Wairarapa, who proposes to impart to the rabbits a disease known
as bladder fluke............more. Mr COLES replying to Mr PHILLIPS.......more
Mr STEINFELD, the chairman of the Melbourne Chamber of
Manufacturers, has conferred withe members of Sydney Chamber with the
view of fixing the date of the forthcoming inter-colonial conference on
an Australian Customs union and inter-colonial free-trade.
Woodville At Mr BICKERTON'S Masonic Hotel, Woodville, a fire on Tuesday Morning, says the Examiner. ...........more.... then on examination showed a decanter full of water, standing on the table, had acted as a magnifying glass, and had been operated upon by the sunshine coming through the window. The rays thus focussed had burnt a small hole through the cloth cover and an oilcloth cover, the table itself also showing its effect.
Major DANE, who has been drawing immense audiences in
Auckland and Wellington, will visit Napier on Saturday next.
Mr William HARKER will sell at Makatoku-horses, bullocks, drays, wagons &c.
The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co will sell at their Spit saleroom next Wednesday morning a quantity of salvage goods recovered from the wreck of the NORTHUMBERLAND.
Eru Te HOPU has been adjudged a bankrupt and a meeting of his creditors will be held at the Court-house next Monday afternoon.
Tenders are invited for the purchase of the buildings (to be removed) formerly occupied as a bakery by Mr D B WATT.
Advertisement No 227 The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society, Ltd. Mr R H WALLACE has been appointed Resident Agent for the society for the Provincial District of Hawke's Bay. Francis J FOX General Secretary
Advert No 258 New Zealand Insurance Co Established 1850
T J BRASSEY Manager for Hawke's Bay
The HAGGARDS come of a good old Norfolk family. Our friend
Henry Rider was the fifth child, and looked upon as the least promising...................more
Jay GOULD has published charges against Mr Gordon BENNETT, which if true will exclude Mr BENNETT from Society.
Wellington A young man named Arthur SCOULAR, one of a party of three who went shotting on Good Friday, is missing.
It is understood that changes are to be made in the locomotive and railway workshops departments. Mr ROTHERAIN, locomotive superintendent is to be removed to Wellington, and made the head of the department for the whole colony. Mr RONANYNE, the present manager at the Petone workshops, is to replace Mr ROTHERAM. Mr BEATTIE, the manager of the Wanganui shops, is to be removed to Petone.
Woodville-Tuesday A cottage and contents, the property of Mr A MUSGROVE, was totally destroyed by fire this afternoon. Mr MUSGROVE and his wife were away from the house at the time.
Auckland-Tuesday The dead body of a man (name unknown) was found early this morning on a tram line near Epsom. He had recently been run over by a car, as the skull was fractured, the face disfigured, and an arm was broken.
New Plymouth Rosina NICHOLLS, wife of the proprietor of the Bridge Hotel, Waitara, attempted to commit suicide yesterday afternoon by drowning herself in the Waitara river..........................more
Christchurch A 25 mile bicycle championship race came off this evening at Lancaster Park on the grass track, and was won by H WEAMES (Christchurch Club), with W H YARWARD (Christchurch) second, and N HALL (Pioneer) third.
Dunedin Robert Cooper, who was arrested at Christchurch for the alleged robbery of £24 from the safe of the Coffee Palace. Charge was dismissed owing to insufficient evident to connect the prisoner with the robbery.
The bowling tournament and rink matches were concluded
this afternoon. The Taieri rink, skippered by MACKIE, won first prize.
Christchurch The Hon G F RICHARDSON was a passenger to Lyttelton by the Wairarapa, and stayed in Christchurch.
At the settling for the Canterbury Racing Club meeting
tonight the following was paid over £2422, including D O'BRIEN £638,
H GOODMAN £385, W C WEBB £318, C TURNBULL £269, and
G G STEAD £115.
Mr Justice WILLIAMS, in charging the Grand Jury, said the cases were more numerous than usual, and some were of a serious kind.
George SULKHURT-arraigned on a charge of false pretences-pleaded
guilty and got six months.
It is almost certain that two men lost their lives in
the New River harbor on Tuesday morning. Mr HATCH's schooner Ararua was
lying some miles below the town waiting to sail for MACQUARRIE Islands
on Monday afternoon, and Harry LUDSEN (seaman) and Andrew SCOTT (the cook)
took the schooner's boat to go to Sandy Point for water. They left the
ship's boat there, and taking another came up to town, where they were
seen in several hotels during the evening. They were on board a vessel
at the jetty after midnight, and were under the influence of liquor. Shortly
afterwards they left to go in the boat, and have not been seen since.
This afternoon a fisherman coming up the river saw a boat at high water
mark on the eastern shore with the mast broken. The weather on Tuesday
morning was extremely stormy. LUDSON was better known here as Harry NEILSON.
He was a Norwegian, 38 years old. SCOTT was 21 years of age, and was a
son of John SCOTT, upholsterer, Tay street, who had the mi!
Settling on the Auckland Racing Club's autumn meeting took place tonight :- To W SOMERVILLE, G WRIGHT, G G STEAD, D TWOHILL, J KEAN, J RAE.
Mr FISHER-Ministry of Education arrived today.
Major JERVOIS, who has been re-called to his regiment, leaves with his wife and family in the RIMUTAKA today.
It is understood that the prosecution against HAMLIN and
BLAKE, who were committed for trial for alleged wrongful pawning of law
books belonging to Mr MIDDLETON, solicitor, will not be proceeded with.
Thursday Christchurch At a meeting of contributors to
the RHODES Memorial Convalescent Home it was decided to open it as a private
A middle-aged man named George CHILD, a painter living
at Staffordshire Avenue, was arrested early this morning on the charge
of attempting to murder his wife. Charge dismissed after wife stated his
actions was only that of a drunken spree....................more
It is notified that hares cease to come within the operation
of the Animals Protection Act in the North Island of New Zealand, except
in the Wairarapa and Wellington districts.
Mr J T CARR, engineer for the construction of the Wairoa Bridge, arrived overland from Napier on Monday morning, having been sent for by the contractors in connection with the late fatal accident.
Her disagrees with findings of the coroner's jury, that the bursting of the cylinder was attributable to deficiency in the strength of the cylinder plates recently obtained from the government..............more
Birth PHILSON-At Russell, Bay of Islands, on the 15th of March, the wife of M T PILSON, of a son.
Death ***Note from Elaine-note the date? Typed as written, definitely a misprint. BLAKE-At Hastings, on April ?8th, 1888 William Farley BLAKE, aged 80 years, lately of Auckland, New Zealand formerly of Ladyrath, County Meath, Ireland. The funeral will take place today 6th April, 1888. Leaving his late residence, Omahu road Hastings at 2.30 p.m.
Tonight will be the last appearance of Mr SIMMONS, prior to his departure South.
"The opening of the new Rechabite hall at Waipukurau
was a brilliant success in every particular. The platform was crowded,
Mr J HARDING, R HARDING, Rev GRANT, Rev KNIPE, Rev BENNING, and others
being among the number. Chair filled by Mr A JONES senr. On the left,
surrounding the piano, were the Waipukurau choir, and on the right, around
the harmonium, the Waipawa contingent of the I.O.G.T. and Blue Ribbon
Supreme Court Thursday April 5 Before his Honor the Chief Justice.
Alleged sheep-killing The jury in the case of Regina v FLETCHER-could not agree and were discharged. The prisoner had been fully locked up all night.
On the application of Mr COTTERILL, Crown Prosecutor,
a new trial was ordered. The prisoner Joseph FLETCHER, was again formally
arraigned, and another jury empanelled.
The case lasted all day, the jury retiring shortly after
8 o'clock, and after a absence of about 20 minutes, returning, with a
verdict of not guilty. Prisoner was accordingly discharged.
Robert BATLEY on the adjourned charge of sly grogging
at Moawhanga was resumed. Informant Ambrose BEARPARK alias Harry HILL,
swore that SNELLING in the employ of defendant sold to a carpenter named
Matthew BRADLEY, whiskey etc.........................more
Mary MOLLER, a young woman, who appeared in Court today with a baby in her arms, asked the Court to order her husband, John MOLLER, to provide maintenance for her. She stated that they had only been married about a year, having lived for some time in Auckland, and the last five months in Napier. She and the defendant,, who treated her badly, could not agree, and he would not provide clothes and food for her and the baby. At last she had to go and stay with her mother.
In reply, Mr DICK, who appeared for the defendant, complainant admitted that her mother and other relative quartered themselves upon defendant. It was stated that the defendant was a very decent man, and the whole trouble arose through his mother-in-law, who appeared to have stirred up strife.
Case was adjourned for a fortnight, and if in the meantime defendant provided a decent home for his wife the case would go no further.
Sir George GREY has lately furnished a large quantity of material to the Auckland Free Library, which will be useful to the future historian. It consists (says the N Z Herald) of addresses, which have been presented to him from the time of his first governorship down to quite recent days...............more.
Then- The addresses and signatures are as following:-
J J MONTEFIORE, Walter COOMBES, David GRAHAM, Geo PARTINGTON, Chas DAVIS,
C H HARRIS, William GILBERD, John WILLIAMSON, William DAVIES, M.D., Finlay
McMILLAN, William C DALDY, W BUCKLAND, Henry KEESING, William THORNE,
J P DuMONLIN, Robert GRAHAM,, John GORRIE, Thomas PATON, Daniel POLLEN,
M.D., Hugh COOLAHAN, James DERROM, Reader WOOD, W C WILSON, J Logan CAMPBELL,
Superior Court of Bankruptcy HOLDEN at Napier
Notice that John KARL, of Danevirke, Sawmill hand, was
this day adjudged bankrupt. J F JARDINE Deputy Assignee 6th April 1888
Advertisement No 311
The cases of Alfred HAWES
Auckland James MADDEN, who was arrested at Auckland on an alleged charge of issuing a valueless cheque here, has been remanded. A petition has been lodged in the Supreme Court to adjudge him a bankrupt.
The Government have received no information that Sir Dillon BELL intends to retire from the Agent-General-ship in October.
English news Captain STRACHAN, who has just arrived in
England from New Guinea, which he has visited at intervals during the
last twenty-four years, brings with him a good deal of information which
considerably modifies existing notions of the geography of that country.......................more
An Auckland paper says:- At the sitting of the Resident
Magistrate's Court in Hamilton there was a witness in a case-an old pakeha
Maori named DOUGLAS-who is something of a curiosity. He is about 70 years
of age, and served in his youth in the Royal Navy, and was present under
Lord CODRINGTON at the battle of Navarino. He has been in the Raglan district
for over 50 years, where he has a half caste family, and until he came
to Hamilton a few days ago had never seen a railway engine or railway
carriage, and asked what they were.
Besides Mr T P O'CONNOR'S paper, the Star, another newspaper has just been started in London by Mr MARKS, of the Financial News..........more. A full account background etc.
The last exploring expedition led by Mr Theodore BEVAN
into the interior of British New Guinea has just come to an end.....................more-full
Alfred CROPP, a young man at large, under the provisions
of the First Offenders Act, charged with larceny of a cheque which was
lost by Rose BEECHY, and shortly afterwards found by accused. The Bench
said if there had been nothing by CROPP previously they might have overlooked
the affair- they could not believe he was as innocent as he pretended
to be. Accused was then sentenced to three months' hard labour.
South Australia Adelaide Friday
Hastings R M Court Before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.
Breaches of Byelaws
F.DILLON-similar offence, fined 10s and costs 7s, and ordered to pay the registration fee of 10s.
O'NEIL v O'NEIL
Supreme Court yesterday-before his Honor the Chief Justice
and a common jury, the case of Watene HAPUKA and others V HOBSON, was
Hastings Borough Council Meeting held on Thursday evening. Present- Crs WELLWOOD, FITZROY, WILLIAMS, FOREMAN, and TONG.
Mr FITZROY, presented the Pound-A petition being that
the pound would remove from its present inconvenient position to one more
convenient and central.
The wife of Mr DOWNES, Manager of the Bank of New South Wales, died suddenly of apoplexy last evening. The funeral takes place tomorrow.
Waipawa Friday-April 6 Special Meeting of the Waipawa County Council was held today. Present were:- Messrs HERRICK (Chair) HARDING BRIDGE ERICKSEN HASTIE HALL WRATT BIBBY BRABAZON
A PETITION TO MERGE THE Makaretu Road Board into the County Council was also agreed to. A full account is given of this event and is available upon request to Elaine
A pleasant gathering took place at the Occidental Hotel
last evening, when the employees at the Napier workshops entertained Mr
J Sidney SYKES, of the locomotive department. Mr SYKES who has been locomotive
superintendent for more than twelve years at Napier, was recently promoted
to a similar position at Wellington. He leaves for that town today, and
the gathering last night assumed the form of a convivial leave-taking.
During the proceedings Mr A V MacDONALD, district railway
manager presented Mr SYKES with an illuminated testimonial. ................................more
HARFORD-At his residence Carlyle street, on April 8th,
after a long and painful illness, Frederick James HARFOOD. Aged 53 years.
Bristol papers please copy.
Waipawa Correspondent writes under Saturday's date:- An accident occurred here yesterday, whereby a man named John WALLACE (working with Mr J WHEELER, contractor) had his thigh broken through the fall of some gravel he was digging out of a pit. He was conveyed to the district hospital.
A number of houses, and two public halls with workshops &c., are in the course of c onstruction at Norsewood.
The Waipawa Onga Onga bridge will be finished at the end of this month, weather permitting.
The case of Watene HAPUKA v HOBSON commenced Friday morning in the supreme Court.
An infant named Charles McBRIDE, aged one year and eleven months, son of a labourer named James McBRIDE, residing at the Spit, was accidentally drowned on Saturday. He was last seen alive playing near a large pool of seawater on the beach in the rear of the London Hotel. A little time afterwards a lad named MOTTLEY was passing the pool, and seeing the body of the child in the water he at once ran to Mr BRIGGS, of the London Hotel, who quickly had the body out of the water. Drs MOORE and ALLEN were promptly in attendance, but all their efforts failed to restore animation. There will be an inquest at 12 o'clock today at the London Hotel.
We have to acknowledge the receipt of two pound from Henry MACKENZIE, in aid of the bush fires relief fund.
There was a fine show in Messrs SIDEY and BAIN'S window on Saturday night. Among the guns and other sporting requisites being placed well-stuffed specimens of game. Mr YUILL/ prepared the exhibits, which are splendid illustrations of taxidermy
Miss Amy SHERWIN will arrive by this evening's train from Wellington. She will be met at the station by a committee of gentlemen, headed by the Mayor, and will be escorted to the Masonic Hotel by the Garrison Band.
Another "Maori case" will occupy the Supreme Court today, the action Puke Puke TAUKINU v DOUGLAS being set down for this morning. The claim is £2500. Upon conclusion of this case the action of J P HAMLIN v F SUTTON will be taken.
Mr R A UNDERWOOD, advance agent for Messrs BROUGH and
BOUCICAULT'S Opera Burlesque Company arrived on Saturday by the Waihora
to make the preliminary arrangements.
The barque ashore at Ohau is the Weathersfield, 1051 tons,
Captain SHERRIS, bound from Brisbane to Lyttelton...............more
The Marine Department have received a telegram from Kaipara:-
"The s.s. Tangihua was run into and sunk by the s.s. Durham in a
fog off Te Kopuru on Saturday morning. The Tangihua was at anchor, no
lives were lost."
Greymouth Sunday Mary OWEN, a somewhat dissolute woman,
has been missing since Tuesday last. She came into town that day from
near the hospital to procure household necessaries. These articles, made
into a parcel, together with some of her apparel, were found on the bank
of the river not far from the Melbourne Hotel, but there was no other
sign of the woman. She is a widow. Her children are out of her care some
time. She is supposed to have committed suicide while in an erratic mood.
Dunedin Saturday At the Supreme Court-Peter JANNESON,
convicted yesterday of stack-firing, made a rambling statement...........more
A sentence of seven years' penal servitude was passed upon the prisoner.
Investigations respecting the Frenchmen picked up by the barque Howard 500 miles from Noumea, have revealed the fact that they are escapees from New Caledonia. One of the men was under sentence of 21 years, and the other undergoing a term of seven years' imprisonment.
A public meeting held by the gospel Temperance Mission at Panmure last night a shocking case of sudden death occurred. The meeting was about to conclude when Mr BARKER of Panmure, who was sitting amongst the audience, appeared to faint away. The probable cause is heart disease. Mr BARKER's wife was present at the meeting, and was very much affected, as were all the audience.
An old man named John O'HALLORAN, who had lived as a recluse for the past thirteen years on the Hukernui gumfield, was found dead in his whare on the 25th ult...............more
Tauranga- Sir William FOX and Mr GLOVER are conducting meetings here on behalf of the NZ Alliance.
Six charges have been laid against natives for defrauding the Government of about £300 in connection with the purchase of the Papamoa block. The accused impersonated the real grantees, who are minors, and now state that they had authority from Ministers to receive the purchase money on their behalf.
Wanganui-Saturday Mr G MARCHANT M.H.R., for Taranaki,
returned to Wanganui last night from visiting the Marton route of the
trunk railway. He came back by FIELD's track, which he considers a useful
road easily capable of improvement.
Fire Remuera Per United Press Association Auckland-Monday Last night a ten-roomed house at Ladies' Mile, Remuera, owned by Mr F C KEAN and occupied by Mr J JAMES, was destroyed by fire. There was no one in the house at the time, but a kerosene lamp was left burning, which is supposed to have caused the fire.
The brigantine GLEANER, which arrived from Oamaru on Saturday
night reports that Charles BROWN, mate, was swept overboard on the morning
of the 28th March and drowned. ...more..............................full
Mr ANDERSON, one of the directors who was sent to the Thames by the Sydney shareholders of the Maritoto Company to report upon the mine, has forwarded a most sanguine opinion of his success..................more
Then stuff taken to Sydney by Mr H S MYERS, and which no caused small excitement there, was not picked stuff, and that there were 25 tons same ready, and 75 tons more of medium quality ore............more
The drapery and clothing store of Mr LOVETT, in Wellesley
Street was broken into last night and ransacked, some clothing being stolen.
Telegraphic-Monday At the Police Court today Thorkil HANSEN, of Kumeroa, was fined £6 and costs for creating a disturbance at a place of worship on a Sunday.
A McMILLAN, licensee of the Kumeroa Hotel, was fined £2
and costs for supplying the same person with liquor, he having a prohibition
order against him.
Wanganui- A fire occurred at Waverley on Saturday night,
by which Mr MUIR'S general store was destroyed...............more
The case of HAMLIN v SUTTON will be heard this morning.
Mr W A COUPER a donation for the Norsewood relief fund.
At the inquest yesterday on the little child McBRIDE, whose death by drowning was reported, the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
The Columbia rink still continues the great attraction. Mr GREGORY'S prudent management of the rink is much to be commended.
Mr James PAIN, of the celebrated firm of PAIN and Sons, the world renowned pyrotechnists, will give one of his grand displays of fireworks on the Recreation ground shortly
Mr Wm T IRVINE, of Messrs DAVIDSON, IRVINE and Co., is about to take a trip to England, chiefly for the benefit of his health, but no doubt he will manage to combine business with pleasure. He will leave on Saturday and we wish him a pleasant voyage and a safe return.
Mr C Bonfield AKERS, late of Nelson has arrived in Napier
and intends to take up his residence here and practise his profession
as a teacher of music.
Before the Mayor and Colonel GORTON.
W STANNARD was charged with ill-treating his wife. The
evidence of Mrs STANNARD and Sergeant CARLYON was taken......................more.
It is understood that Mr HAGGEN will shortly have the Examiner again, as Mr MOORE contemplates leaving the district.
It is reported that Mr A PETERS has again secured the Gorge bridge toll-gate at something like £40 per month.
Large mobs of sheep are passing through via the gorge.
GARIBALDI'S Autobiography: -
Memoirs are about to be issued by G BARBERA, of Florence, and the Standard's correspondent at Rome, who has been favored with a perusal of the proof-sheets, sends to that paper some extracts from the book. The preface is dated July 8, 1872.
Book opens with his political creed and gives details of his childhood. He was born at NICE on the 4th of July 1807. ........................more
Dunedin-Saturday A ROWDY MEETING at the Garrison Hall last evening Mr HOUCHINS replied to those who had criticised his former lectures on the liquor traffic, and the meeting had an altogether unexpectedly stormy conclusion.
Mr James WILSON, proprietor of the Well Park Brewery,
rose from the body of the hall and asked.........................more
The case of PUKE PUKE v DOUGLAS was det down for hearing
yesterday, but on the application of Mr CORNFORD was postponed till April
28th. The case is the outcome pf an action originally commenced some years
ago, when the title to some land was in dispute. In that form the dispute
was settled, and as alleged by defendant in the present action, the question
of certain rents then in arrears was settled also. This the plaintiff
denies, and when the Case is heard the Court will have to decide whether
plaintiff or defendant tell the correct story of the settlement.
Court news.-Waipawa "Tommy GREEN," has gone to the lock-up on a charge of robbing host SCRIMGEOUR'S till at the Empire Hotel.
Taradale Correspondent writes under yesterday's date:- Following amounts were paid out for the Suburban Racing Club.
Total of £180
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Adelaide Monday Page 2
Mrs ROUT, a lady from New Zealand, who had booked as a
passenger by the P and O. steamer PARAMATTA for London, died yesterday
of heart disease, and buried today in the Woodville cemetery.
(Received April 9, 10.10 p.m.) Queensland Brisbane Monday
A case of smallpox has broken out on Thursday Island among
the quarantined passengers landed from the TAI-Y-NAN.
NATIVE LAND COURTS-Headliner
In receiving a deputation at Gisborne the Hon Mr MITCHELSON,
in his capacity as Native Minister, intimated that several bills relating
to native lands will be introduced.
Mr Roope BROOKING will sell on the premises at Greenmeadows
the whole of Mr William LAING's furniture and effects.
Two boys named William BRIDGMAN and George HOLMES were washed overboard, and the Captain had a narrow escape from a similar fate. Before the ship could be brought around the lads had sunk.
Later on in the voyage a seaman named CARLON died from
From own correspondent per steamer at the Bluff Victoria
It has been asserted that the successful action brought by Miss STACK, compelling the classifiers under the Education Act to give her the enrolment under the fifth division will cost the county £1500, the decision meaning that 200 teachers, principally females, will receive four years' back increment.
A peculiar accident happened to a woman named EVANS, in Melbourne. A whirlwind overtook her and lifted her up bodily, and in falling she dislocated her shoulder and sustained other injuries, necessitating her removal to hospital.
A dynamite explosion, resulting in severed injuries to two men, occurred on the Healesville railway line. The men, whose names are MOORE and SULLIVAN.....................more
Publicans' licenses under licensing Act were hear. A number of applicants represented by Mr BARRETT who expressed dissatisfaction with the smallness of the awards..............more
A young man named McNAMARA, a resident at Elphinstone, and a young lady visitor had a narrow escape of being killed instantaneously by the bursting of a double-barrelled gun.
New South Wales Andelong was visited by a terrific storm last week, which did considerable damage. Steeple of the Church of England was blown down, with several beams going through the roof of the parsonage and a iron tank from there was blown two streets away. A number of houses had their roofs blown off, and fruit trees suffered much. A hailstorm followed the wind and hailstones remained on the ground for hours afterwards.
Neil MATTESON, the sculler, has recovered from his recent illness and has again taken to rowing exercise. HANLAN and KEMP are still doing serviceable work on the Paramatta, and the latter is pleasing his supporters highly.
A serious case of shooting has occurred in Sydney. A young
man named PHILIPS, belonging to the Garrison Battery of the Volunteer
Artillery, was practising in the Tram Company's stables, and stopped to
speak to Mr SWANSON, the manager of the stables...................more.
Criminal Supreme Court sittings held today.
Jos SWINDELL and Jas McCREE, for breaking into and stealing, were sentenced tro two years' probations.
John WHITE for assaulting Samuel SANDFORD-12 months' hard labor.
George TELLETT jun,(or TELTETT) for assault with intend, two years' hard labor and 25 lashes.
Wm Frank Owen JOHNSTON-sending threatening letters, three years' penal servitude.
From Hastings Correspondent
April 9 1888. An inquest was held this morning at Tomoana on the body of James REIDY, who was found drowned in the Ngaruroro on Saturday.
Mr G A PREECE presided, and swore in a jury of eight, of whom Mr G R KING was foreman. From the given evidence it appeared that the deceased who was employed at Tomoana, had been suffering severely over past two years from pains in the head, and had been treated by his doctor for supposed polypus........................more.
Mr W ROBINSON discovered the body....................more.
The funeral took place this afternoon and was numerously
attended by mourners in carriages, horsemen riding two deep, members of
the Hibernian society wearing green scarves, and many others.
At the Supreme Court today Richard WHITE, who was arrested
at Lyttelton on the charge of stealing a yacht from here, was found guilty,
but sentence was deferred until the case against his brother James, who
accompanied him, has been heard.
Ellen KNOCKS, charged with larceny of £5 was acquitted.
Tuesday April 10.
Before Messrs JOHNSON and INGLIS J.P.'s
Drunkenness-Thomas SMITH, who did not appear, forfeited his bail.
Vagrancy-Fred LEYNASS charged with being a vagrant, and with sleeping in a portion of the Empire Hotel without the formality of previously asking permission. It was stated that when arrested a lady's locket was found upon him. He was remanded for enquiries to be made about the locket.
Larceny-Thomas GREEN was charged with stealing £
from the till of the Empire Hotel. Sergeant RYAN conducted the prosecution.
A fire broke out at this morning in a small shop occupied by Mr SCOLLARD, tailor, near Maxwell Road Bridge. The flames quickly spread to Mr CARR's, tinsmith, the adjoining building, which was completely gutted. Very little stock was saved. Mr SCOLLARD is uninsured. Mr CARR who has charge of the fire-engine, estimates his loss over insurances at from £700 to £800
Birth At Illawarra, on the 10th April, the wife of Robert
BRATHWAITE, of a daughter.
Court Supreme Court today, during the opening of the case
against J S McGRATH and
James McFAREN, a boy of 15, was charged with criminal assault on a little girl not four years old.
At the Police Court this morning Francis PORTER, of Caversham
was charged with neglecting to return his carbine to the Otago Hussars
after he had ceased to be a member. The case was withdrawn, the carbine
having been returned and the costs paid.
BEILBY-160 has been duly elected this day-with Blackburn-28..
Some people have queer ideas of "acclimatisation." A Mr HARROW, of Lake Takapuna, is just rejoicing in having secured two swans, one black and one white, to put in the lake. Now he wants the residents to join in putting a quantity of trout in the lake. We guarantee the swans to eat all the residents put there, and then, like Oliver Twist, to "ask for more."
Mr TIDSWELL, of Messrs Murray Roberts & Co., has prepared a neat case showing samples of various kinds of wool.
A quantiy of business was done in Chambers before his
Honor the Chief Justice left for Wellington yesterday afternoon. Among
the applications was one by Mr CORNFORD for the order of a payment of
trustees' commission in the estate of Ann FOSTER, deceased (the FOSTER
Trust). The order was made as prayed.
Secretary of the Rugby Union has received a telegram from Mr LILLYWHITE stating that the Kaikoura, which is bring out the English footballers' team out, will make Port Chalmers the first port of call. In consequence of this alteration the match with Wellington will not be played until Saturday the 12th May.
About one third of the cargo of the wrecked ship PLEIONE has already been landed. It has sustained no damage.
Mr W T L TRAVERS has resigned the presidency of the Wellington Law Society and Mr H D BELL has been elected to the position, Mr W H QUICK being elected vice-president.
Supreme Court today- J G CULBERT, charged with larceny was acquitted.
George PATTERSON was convicted of violent assault and remanded for sentence.
The charges against Reuben HIND and J C DUNCAN of arson
and breaking and entering will be taken tomorrow.
Mr J C THOMPSON's old store, occupied on one side by Mr
FAGAN, of Bulls, as a temporary boot-shop, and on the other by Messrs
CLARK and Co, Wellington, as temporary Drapery premises, was burned this
morning. Amounts have not been ascertained, and the fire started in the
coach-house at the rear of the shop.
The Pirates' Football Club will play a costume match on the Recreation Ground on Saturday. Costumed players will leave the Masonic Hotel by a drag at 2.30 o'clock.
MORRISON, McCRAE. GORMAN, STEVENS, CAMERON, GRAHAM, SWAN, MOORE, CORBETT, PALMER, WRIGHTSON, COLE, MALCON, COLLINGE, ROBINSON, DODDS, CRAIG, DAWSON, LEYLAND, SIMS, ROBERTSON, CLARK, HILL, FRASER, EDSER, ROSS, LANGHAM, DOBSON.
DEMPSEY, LeQUESNE, CUNNINGHAM, LUCAS, FRANKLIN, FREEMAN, HOWE, FLEMING, DAVIE, McSHERRY, CARMICHAEL, COLE, WYATT, FRASER, WHITEMAN, FORREST, McGILL, JEFFARES, FERNDANDEZ, WILLIAMSON, LAWS, WILKIE, SMITH, FLYNN, BODEN, STEVENS, COWAN
HBH April 12 1888 Wellington.
Mr R MACALLISTER, received notice from the Government some time since that his services would no longer be required after the end of the month. He disputes the power of the government to remove him from office, and has occupied his office until today. He has now, however, been evicted. On his arrival this morning he found the doors of his office locked, and was informed by the chief messenger that orders had been give to exclude him from occupancy.
John McKenzie McDONALD, a prisoner in the Terrace gaol, who has served 17 years penal servitude, has been released from custody on account of his enfeebled health through old age and on a certificate from medical authorities. Over 17 years ago McDONALD set fire to a hotel in Wanganui and a lodger was burnt to death in the building. McDONALD on being convicted was sentenced to death, but the sentence was afterwards commuted to penal servitude for life.
Captain SHERRIS, of the stranded barque WEATHERSFIELD, came into town today.
The Supreme Court was occupied the whole of today with
hearing the charge of arson against Ruben HIND. It will be remembered
that three outbreaks of fire occurred on the morning of 4th of February-one
at BECK'S Mill, Taranaki place; another at
At 8.45 p.m. the jury, after 55 minutes' consideration,
returned a verdict of guilty. Sentence was deferred until tomorrow.
Supreme Court today:
Alexander DUNBAR pleaded guilty to the charge of offering to receive money as an inducement to abstain from bidding for certain Crown Lands put up for auction, but stated that he was unaware he was breaking the law. A fine of £20 was inflicted.
Peter SIMEON, a Maori, charged with indecent assault.
A fire broke out this morning in the bush near Oxford,
and driven by a strong N.W. gale it burned down a quantity of bush, fencing,
straw stacks, and a quantity of timber. A house was also destroyed.
At the Supreme Court today James McLAREN, convicted of indecent assault, was sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude and to be privately whipped.
George ANDERSON, assault with intent-three years
Charles McGRATH, aiding in the commission of an assault-nine months.
Mary BOYK-false pretences, two months.
The Rev Alfred BRUNTON, the well known evangelist preacher here, is defendant in an action for libel begun in the Supreme Court today by Mrs DALBEDYHILL, wife of a bank clerk. The alleged libel in a passage of a letter written by BRUNTON to a relation of Mrs DALBEDYHLL in Tasmania:- "Dear Coz LETHBRIDGE.......................more."
HBH April 12 1888 United Press Association Auk
Mr MITCHELSON was present yesterday at a large meeting of Maoris at Otorohanga, in the King country. REWI, WAHANUI, TAONUI, Wetere te RENGA, and other leading chiefs were present.
WAHANUI, J ORMSBY, WETERE, and Messrs HUGHES and J EDWARDS and others delivered addresses, expressing themselves in favor of the abolitions of the present restrictions on the disposal of their land.
The Kamo Colliery Company's property was disposed of today
by auction as follows:-
Lot 2-940 acres 25 perches of freehold land-subject to mortgage, and 131 acres ditto-price £1-Mr NEAL as agent
251 acres of leasehold and 282 acres of freehold-first and second mortgages, price £1-T MORRIN
Lot 3-302 acres of freehold land (three lots in KAMO township,
one lot in KAMO township with house thereon, and four lots in MELDRUM'S
township), 296 acres 2 roods 9 perches of leasehold land, subject to mortgage,
T MORRIN-price £1.
Thomas MILBURN, a miner at Brunnerton, was drowned at Fox's river.
The largest cargo of coal exported from here was taken by the Ohau today-937 tons
Supreme Court this morning
Messrs BROUGH and BONICAULT, with the larges and most accomplished opera troupe ever brought to the colonies, will stage three of the latest modern successes.
Among the "stars" Miss Emma TEMPLE, Miss Florence HARCOURT, Miss Bessie MAJOR, Miss Beatrice LORNE, Messrs E R MANNING and Alf JAMES. This is without counting Miss Fanny ROBINA and Mr Robert BROUGH, who at present have not rivals in Australasia in their respective lines.............more.
Mr CUNARD, with the scenery and mechanical staff, will
arrive by special boat from Auckland tomorrow to arrange for the opening
of the season on Monday evening.
Death WILLIAMS-At Te Aute, on April 10th, Annabella MILNE,
wife of Allen WILLIAMS.
Death HARWOOD-On April 12th at his residence, Waverley street. Mr E HARWOOD age ?63 years. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and family.
The funeral will leave his late residence at 2.30 o'clock
on Sunday afternoon. Friends kindly invited.
If Mr M R MILLER if correctly reported in our Wairoa telegram It is fair to ask him why he did nor recommend the Wairoa hospital district to separate from this one before he resigned his seat on the Board.
Mr DOBSON, local agent of the Colonial Union Steamship Company-received a telegram from Messrs TYSER and Co., dated London 10th April-re SELEMBRIA"-FOWLER reports coals caught fire.
The Rev J BENNING will preach anniversary sermons in connection with the United Methodist Free Church on Sunday. Rev Mr McNICOLL will also address those present.
A petition praying the Government to erect a lighthouse on Cape Kidnappers has been got up by masters of steamers and other vessels trading to Napier. The majority of skippers coming here maintain that a light is needed more at the Kidnappers than at the Ahuriri Bluff.
We were yesterday given a quartz specimen, apparently rich in gold that had been found in shingle taken from the beach to Messrs ROBJOHN'S brewery, to form concrete for the foundations of a new malt house. Unfortunately what seemed like the precious metal was only "new chum gold".
Mrs ATTENBORROW, whose name is familiar to Spritualists and to enquirers into that form of belief, will deliver an address on Spiritualism in the Oddfellow's Hall, Taradale, in aid of the bush fires relief fund.
The authorities at Wellington have acted like asses over
the HIND arson case, in so letting matters shape themselves as for DUNKIN,
the informer, to get seven years' hard labor. ...............more
Handbill is issued in reference to the closing of the sale of CARTER and Co's bankrupt stock and D PALMER'S assigned stock.
Miss D LEVI changes her advertisement in reference to spectacles of various kinds.
Mr RULE advertised Oysters at his Café
Mr W Wilson REID (of Glasgow) may be consulted at the Criterion Hotel in all diseases of the ear
Arrangements for the settlement of accounts due to George SCARFE must be paid without delay.
Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date-
This morning at an early hour our old and esteemed townsman, Mr E HARWOOD, passd away to the great majority. His end was peace. The brethren of the craft will lay his remains to rest on Sunday next.
The first operations for sinking the fire tank were commenced this morning at the rear of the Settler's Hotel
Dr TODD met with an accident here on Tuesday night in the Waverley cutting. Mr S McGREEVY'S cart, driven by his lad Johnson, was passing the doctor's vehicle in the dusk of the evening, and the two collided, throwing Mrs TODD out. Fortunately no bones were broken, but Mrs TODD received some ugly bruises. Each party blames the other for the mishap.
A nasty accident occurred here this morning at Mr CORKIE'S
workshop. Mr M COLLETT, while employed at a reaping machine, stumbled
and fell against the knife, cutting a hand and thigh. It is considered
a very narrow escape from a frightful injury.
Tenders received by the Government
A man named Edmund CORDING was found drowned in the railway reservoir at Featherston this morning. His clothes were placed on the edger of the water. It is supposed he committed suicide.
The N Z GAZETTE
The port of Patea has been re-opened under the Customs Laws Consolidation Act.
The Hon J W FORTESCUE has been appointed private secretary to his Excellency the Governor, vice Major JERVOIS
Captain MEDLEY succeeds Mr FORTESCUE as aide-de-camp. A W D BELL has been appointed engineer in the defence force.
In consequence in the reductions in the New Zealand permanent
force the services Lieutenant-Colonel ROBERTS has been dispensed with.
Thursday This morning the body of a man about 50 years old, dressed in blue trousers and jersey, was found floating in the harbour near the graving dock. The body has not yet been identified, but it is thought to be the man who jumped overboard from the COPTIC when this steamer was leaving the wharf on Saturday night March 31.
****(see note below.-Elaine)
The Supreme Court Criminal sittings concluded this evening when James Gillies McILWRAITH was found guilty of forging and uttering a cheque on the National Bank for £15. He was recommended to mercy, and was sentenced to two years' probation.
Yesterday morning a grain rick belonging to W PATTERSON
at Mandeville Plains was burned. There is no insurance. Incendiarism is
suspected. Damage estimated at £400
HBH April 13 1888 HOON
Frank HOON, a child two years of age, who is suffering
from scarlatina, together with his mother, passengers for Wellington,
were removed to Quarantine Island.
**Tolls for the Woodville Gorge
Tenders received by the Government
A PETERS, Woodville accepted
JONES and HUNTER, Palmerston North, accepted
P SCALLEY, Woodville
A man named Edmund CORDING was found drowned in the railway reservoir at Featherston this morning. His clothes were placed on the edger of the water. It is supposed he committed suicide.
The N Z GAZETTE
The port of Patea has been re-opened under the Customs Laws Consolidation Act.
The Hon J W FORTESCUE has been appointed private secretary to his Excellency the Governor, vice Major JERVOIS
Captain MEDLEY succeeds Mr FORTESCUE as aide-de-camp. A W D BELL has been appointed engineer in the defence force.
In consequence in the reductions in the New Zealand permanent force the services Lieutenant-Colonel ROBERTS has been dispensed with.
There was no business in the Resident Magistrates Court yesterday
We have to acknowledge the receipt of £10 from Mr
Walter W JOHNSON in aid of the bush fires relief fund.
Per United Press Association-Thursday
Proceedings are being taken by the Law Society to have the name of William RIGBY, solicitor, formerly practising in Auckland, struck off the roll. At the Supreme Court yesterday Mr BUTTON, on behalf of the Law Society, asked his Honor Mr Justice GILLIES for directions as to the service of the notice, as Mr RIGBY had left the colony.
Mr W NORTHCROFT, an old settler of nearly forty years' standing, died last night, aged 81.
He was formerly Provincial Secretary, and for many years
secretary to the Education Board.
At the Supreme Court today Reuben HIND sentenced to 21 years' penal servitude.
G H DUNKIN, who informed against HIND-pleaded guilty to burglary, and sentenced to seven years' penal servitude.
James WHITE-charged with larceny of a yacht-acquitted.
Richard WHITE found guilty of the offence-sentenced to six months' hard labor.
W J KAVANAGH pleaded guilty to two charges of embezzlement-remanded for sentence.
Tomorrow the charge of murder against Wa CHONG and his wife will be heard.
A warrant was signed by the Colonial Secretary for the
removal of the prisoner DUNKIN from Wellington to the Lyttelton gaol,
it being feared that if he were allowed to remain in Wellington the feeling
against him by his fellow prisoners on account of his having turned approver
would be so strong that his life could be endangered.
MERRITT, who was convicted of the Wairalda murder, has been sentenced to death.
The judge mentioned that the recommendation to mercy made
by the jury would be forward to the proper authorities.
Following subscriptions were received to the bush fires
At the Police Court today Charles Henry WILLIAMS, a probationer, pleaded guilty to the larceny of a watch.
Libel action, DOLBEDYHLL v BRUNTON occupied the courts past 3 days came to a conclusion this evening-
Verdict for the plaintiff sum of £2,000, the full
amount claimed and costs.
A railway accident that occurred on the Kingston line last Wednesday night was more serious than first supposed.
COCKROFT (the driver) and his mate had a wonderful escape.
AN AFFRAY IN NEW BRITAIN
An interesting letter from Mr G F STUART, of Auckland,
the American Consul at New Britain, who was referred to in Monday's cable
news as having a sanguinary encounter with the natives, has been received
in Auckland. Mr STUART writes:--"I went some five miles up in the
bush on New Year's Day to make peace between two hostile tribes who have
been at war lately and killed some men on both sides, and it was while
there that what I am going to relate took place. We started at 6 o'clock
in the morning, and our little party consisted of Mr and Mrs PARKINSON,
myself, and some twenty black boys, and as we did not anticipate any trouble
only three boys were armed with sniders, and the rest with spears, and
those with rifles only had four rounds of cartridges each. Mr PARKINSON
was on horseback and had a repeating rifle, and I only had my carbine
and fifteen rounds of ammunition, and Mrs PARKINSON and I also had revolvers.
Mrs PARKINSON speaks the language like a native, and went t!
***This article in full is available upon request to Elaine.
Residential site overlooking Bay
Lot No 4, of Napier S.S. 70, together with new First class
9 roomed House
Serious Losses of a Scottish Bank
Considerable stir has been created throughout the North-Eastern
counties of Scotland in particular in connection with the affairs of the
North of Scotland Bank (Limited), whose headquarters are in Aberdeen.
As I (Glasgow correspondent Otago Daily Times) informed you at the time,
the bank was obliged a few months ago to withdraw £100,000 from
its reserve fund, a sum of £13,000 having been withdrawn from the
same fund in the preceding year. The losses which made this course of
action necessary were incurred in connection with the fishing industry,
and the clearing out of stocks and the closing of the season's business
have enable the directors, as they themselves state in a circular to the
shareholders issued last week, "to estimate more exactly the deficiencies
which are likely to result from the continued severe depression in this
department of business."
Mr Vincent PYKE, writing from Melbourne to the Dunedin
An interview with Sir Charles CLIFFORD, Bart.
The recent consecration of Father GRIMES S.M., as the
first Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand, has drawn the attention of
English Catholics strongly to the position of Catholicism in that distant
Mr J H LOWE, engineer of constructed railways, who has
been in charge of the Bluff-Hurunui section for some years, is to be removed
*****There are a full two columns on the life of Renata
KAWEPO-available upon request to Elaine
Mr W HARKER
Mr GREGORY is arranging for a "Press race" this week.
Mr James PAIN will give another and final display of fireworks on the Recreation Ground on Wednesday evening.
Mrs ATTENBORROW'S lecture -Spiritualism Taradale Oddfellows' Hall this evening. Procees to the bush fires relief fund.
Mr A McHARDY will be leaving for the Old Country about the end of this month, after a residence in the colony of 33 years. He will make arrangements at Home in connection with the frozen mutton retailing.
The remains of the late Mr E HARWOOD were committed to
the earth yesterday. A very wide circle, the deceased having been a settler
in the district for many years, and known far and wide as a kindly neighbour
and an uprights man, regrets his death. Much sympathy is felt for his
family in their bereavement.
HBH April 16 1888 R KAWEPO
***Note by Elaine-Do not usually type in full but consider this as a valuable piece from our past that everyone who want should be made able to read. Typed exactly as written.
At a quarter past 8 oclock on Saturday morning, at Omahu, there passed away to the shadow land the greatest of the Maori Chieftains whose names are bound up in the history of this district. Renata KAWEPO was all that is conveyed in the expressive word Rangatira, and this is as true of him with regard to the old days, prior to European settlement, as it is of him since with a rare sagacity he saw that it was for the good of his people that they and the pakeha should live together in amity. The calibre of Renatas mind was great. To his people he was in the old days emphatically a cunninge man in the Carlylean cause-he was of the metal of which rulers are made. Had he been born in Europe under favourable social conditions he would have become a Bismark, a Garibaldi, or a Napolean: but Fate decided that his genesis should be in southern latitudes, and he fulfilled his destiny by being Renata KAWEPO, missionary and warrior. There is no exaggeration whatever in this panegyric, because natural abilities are kept distinct from what may be called polish, of which in the strict sense RENATA had none. He was simply one of natures own strong men, a head and shoulders above his Maori contemporaries, and he stepped into the front rank of those to be feared for their prowess or to be courted as allies for their strategy. He had acquired a certain amount of fame as a chief prior to 1830, about which time the battle of ROTOATARA was fought. This contest was between the NGAPUHI tribe, who came down from the Bay of Islands to Hawkes Bay on a fighting expedition, and RENATAs tribe, the NGATI UPOKOIRI. The latter was badly worsted, and when the conquerors went back they took RENATA with them. Much dispute has arisen as to whether he was taken as a captive or went willingly, but RENATA himself always said that his journey was a voluntary one. This is borne out by the fact that he was tattooed when with the NGAPUHES, and as it was a rule that no captive should be tattooed during his captivity, it is argued that his travelling from here was not compulsory. This, however, is a question which does not come within the scope of this brief reference, although it may be one of immense interest to collectors of Maori lore and to those engaged in a settling tribal disputes. At the Bay of Islands RENATA was converted to Christianity, and became a missionary with the object of bringing his people to the faith he had adopted. His first visit, to this district as a missionary was to PATEA, and thence round various settlements, which were subject to him as a chief. When difficulties arose between the European settlers and the Maoris RENATA sided with the Pakeha, whose staunch friend he had always been. As an evidence at once of RENATAS astuteness and his friendliness with the white settler, the following extract from the HERALD for October 10, 1857, will be of interest. It was while war was in progress, and it was feared that trouble was coming to the settlers in and around Napier. RENATA wrote a long letter to the HERALD, the epistle being signed by him and some other chiefs, setting forth the fact that the pakehas had nothing to fear. The following is the extract referred to: -
We have heard that an article has appeared in your paper relative to the war in which we are engaged against Te HAPUKA and its probable effects upon the pakeha; you may say that from our quarrel may arise danger t yourselves and insecurity to your property; you allude to the conduct of Te MOANA NUI towards the pakehas, as it we were all answerable for the actions of one man; and you desire that soldiers be brought here for your protection.
Hear us. You have nothing to fear from us. Do you suppose that we are so fond of fighting that we are anxious to have two enemies, the pakehas as well as Te HAPUKA? No! Our quarrel is sufficient. Let the pakeha remain in peace amongst us. We would not act treacherously towards the people who have brought good to our country. The pakeha found us in a state of ignorance and depravity: he assisted us to emerge from that state, and to him we owe whatever improvements there may be in our condition. Our old men, during their lifetime, used to advise us as follows: - Should the pakeha wish to purchase land here, encourage him; no matter how small the amount he may offer, take it without hesitation. It is the pakeha we want here. The pakeha himself will be ample payment for our land, because we can only expect to become prosperous through him.
Should we turn against the pakeha, who has been as a father to us, whence are to come benefit and instruction to ourselves? Moreover, were we to commence hostilities against you, who could say that we should be successful, for you have plenty of guns, men and ammunition? No! Our choice is that we should all live together on the spot we have choses as a common home; that we should follow together those pursuits that will tend to advance and improve our condition, such as the erection of flour mills, the production of food, the breeding of sheep, and so forth.
The careful reader will see in the quotation that we have given from the letter as much diplomacy as love, the epistle all through bearing out our contention that RENATA was a born ruler and possessed of comprehensive mental powers. But his loyalty to his given word was a noticeable as his acumen and foresight. He remained the constant friend of the pakeha, and proved his devotion to the creed he learned from the pakeha by liberal gifts in aid of missionary efforts and for building churches and schools. It is gratifying to know that the people of the colony recognised RENATAS services in a substantial manner, a pension of £100 a year being granted to him. His death practically breaks the link which bound this settlement to the events of the past, the deceased warrior being the last of the line of prominent chiefs, including PAORA, PUHARA, HARAWERA, HAPUKA, MORENA, KARAURIA, KARAITIANA and TAREHA, who were powers in the land when the Europeans came to this district. That Christianity did not quite drive the Old Adam out of RENATA is shown by the following extract from GUDGEONS book, Heroes of New Zealand, the event recorded taking place at TAUPO towards the close of the war:
RENATAS last performance was at Taupo, whither he had taken his people as kukapas (volunteers), under Colonel McDONNELL, to fight against Te KOOTI. After some skirmishing they attacked the PAPAKAI pa simultaneously from three points, and then found that the enemy had retired on PORERE. Without waiting to be attacked there, the HAUHAUS came Out, and a general fight ensued, the enemy suffering severe defeat. In the pursuit, which followed, there was much hand-to-hand fighting. Being well in front and separated from his own people, RENATA was attacked by a powerful HAUHAU, and it became a trial of personal strength, each endeavouring to disarm the other. Whilst they thus struggled together on the ground, the HAUHAUS wife, like an enraged tigress, sprang upon RENATA and gouged out his right eye with her sharp talons. She would have had the other eye also, but RENATA, whose hands were engaged with the HAUHAU under his knees, seized the womans fingers between his teeth, and, biting them to the bone, held them firmly as in a vice. At this conjuncture Petere RANGIHENEA, a NGATIPOROU warrior, came up and relieved all parties. By applying the muzzle of his rifle to the head of the unfortunate HAUHAU, whom RENATA held firmly down by the hair, with his fact to the earth, he have him his coup de grace. Renata was then taken to camp on a stretcher in an unconscious state, but recovered in time to prevent his people killing the woman who had come so gallantly to the rescue of her husband.
RENATA bore his last illness with fortitude, although he was so weak that for the ten days prior to his decease he could not sit up without assistance. The Rev. Samuel WILLIAMS was unremitting in his attentions to the dying chief, being with him continuously throughout the day and night immediately preceding his death. RENATA was thoughtful for others even on his deathbed, as will be gathered from his utterances to Messrs BROUGHTON, CARRELL, and others round his bed, but before we narrate that portion of the closing scene an equally gratifying fact may be given. It is well known that for many years family differences existed between RENATA and his grand-niece Airini (Mrs G P DONNELLY), but shortly before his death a reconciliation was effected. Airini, being with her relative for several days prior to his decease on Saturday morning. The other incident related to a great meeting which was to have been held at OMAHU today, invitations to which had been issued by Mrs DONNELLY. RENATA feeling his end approach, referred to the meeting as fearing that his death might interfere with the proceedings. His wish was that the meeting should be conducted as though he was present, and the greatest hospitality shown to all visitors, so that the gathering might be made memorable in the history of Hawkes Bay.
The funeral will take place at OMAHU on Friday, when there
will be an enormous gathering of natives and Europeans. There are already
over a thousand natives there, and more will arrive during the week from
all ports. Special steamers will bring natives from Poverty Bay and Wairoa,
and a particularly large party is expected from the latter place, as RENATA
was always very friendly with the NGATI KAHUNGUNUI natives. The gathering
that was arranged for today has been postponed, but only for a brief period,
as will be gathered from an advertisement in another column. The funeral
will be an imposing one, and will be witnessed by European visitors from
all parts of Hawkes Bay
His Excellency the Governor has received a cable message from Lord KNUTSFORD, Secretary of State for the Colonies, intimating that the despatch from the New South Wales Government on the Chinese question is under the consideration of the Imperial Government.
Catherine BLAKE, who was charged with the murder of her father at Tamworth, has been acquitted. A second charge of murdering her infant sister is pending against her.
Mr LAKEMAN, the wife of Mr Allen LAKEMAN, member for Balranald, the mother of the child who died of smallpox last week, and a domestic servant, have developed small-pox symptoms. Both have been isolated.
Fifty French soldiers from the New Hebrides invalided home have arrived here en-route for France.
The Speedwell has been wrecked midway between Newcastle and Sydney. The first boat, which was launched, was smashed to atoms, but fortunately its crew reached the shore. The second boat, which was in charge of Captain SAMSON, also reached the shore in safety.
Sir Thomas McILWRAITH, leader of the Opposition, in addressing the electors, declared that if he were returned to power he would strenuously oppose the introduction of coolies, Chinese, and other aliens into the colony.
From the 13th of December last to the 12trh of April there have been 1092 cases of typhoid fever in the city; 2355 ended fatally.
As a result of the destruction of the Coffee Palace at
Ballarat by fire, and the lack of life-saving appliances there, the Melbourne
fire authorities have ordered an immediate inspection of the Melbourne
Captain BENDALL and six workman went up by train to the ship Pleoine for the purpose of laying out one of her anchors so as to prevent, if possible, her driving further up the beach.
The steamer, Bellinger, which went ashore at Waitara and then came on here for repairs, has been launched from the slip, but will be taken up again tomorrow, as a small leak in a tank has been discovered.
There was a terrific rainfall on Friday night and all
Saturday. The river is in high flood.
Roope BROOKING has been favored by Wm LAING (Esq), (who intends to leave shortly for the South) with instruction to offer for public competition on the above date, the following Valuable Properties.
Jervoiston Town Sections 120 and 121, containing one rood each, one side fenced.
Subdivision 46, of Woodville Suburban Section 31, containing
Public Notice 403
In consequence of the death of my uncle, Renata KAWEPO, I regret that I shall be unable to entertain our European friends at the meetings to be held at OMAHU on MONDAY, the 16th instant, and beg that our friends who have received invitations will kindly accept this intimation.
At the Mougonui R M Court yesterday
Thomas BERGHAM was convicted of three charges of selling brandy at the Awanui races on March 15th, he not being licensed to do so, and fined on each charge.
Three natives also pleaded guilty to sly grog selling on the same occasion.
They stated in extenuation that they had been acting under instructions of BERGHAM
Edmund SANDALL, butcher, pleaded guilty at the Police Court today to slaughtering two sheep upon his butchering premises in the midst of a thickly populated district, and was fined 40s and costs
A banquet was given to Mr H H ADAMS at the Werehiko public hall, Waiorongomai, Te Aroha, on Thursday evening, in recognition of his efforts in the introduction of Australian Capital to the goldfields of the district. Mr ADAMS is manager of the Mount Aroha mine at Te Aroha..
Surplus funds raised by the sports given to the officers and men of Admiral FAIRFAX's squadron during their stay in this city, has been devoted to the purchase of a library of the Whau lunatic asylum.
A two year old child of Mrs FOSTER, of Oronati, has been poisoned by laudanum given in mistake by an elder brother.
George REVELL, a settler at Harrisville, fell dead whilst walking on his veranda on Thursday. Death was due to heart disease.
A Maori named TAWA, in a state of drunken frenzy, was on horseback galloping through Rotorua township of Thursday night, when the horse ran through a crowd of natives coming from a meeting held by Sydney TAIWHANGA, and one of the men, a Maketu chief named MATIA, was thrown down and violently bruised, and he died on Friday morning. TAWA was thrown from his horse and lies in a precarious condition. He is now in the custody of the police.
An unoccupied house at Newton, owned by William HEFFERNAN,
was burned down early this morning. The adjoining house owned by Mr William
GREGORY, was partly destroyed. Mr HEFFERNAN was insured, also Mr GREGORY,
both in the ROYAL office.
Our Waipawa correspondent writes under Saturday's date.
Mr J HARDCASTLE, who has been staying here for some weeks, will deliver a lecture in the Oddfellow's Hall shortly on "Earthquakes." Mr HARDCASTLE will shortly leave for Timaru, where he will edit the South Canterbury Times
The Fire Brigade net last evening to elect their offices, &c.
Seven members attended. Letter received from Mr J G FILBERD, Secretary U.F.D.A. of N.Z. re getting subscriptions for the widow of Mr McCUTCHEON, of South Dunedin, who lost his life, while trying to save others at Ocean Beach, Dunedin. Members agree to contribute privately.
Superintendent Ben B JOHNSON made a long and practical speech regarding the working of the brigade during his short term of officer.
A new superintendent was elected and Foreman STONE was chosen.
Mr G ABRAHAMS-foreman
Mr Laughlan MACKINNON, whose death in England was recently announced, was the sole survivor of the original firm of WILOSON and MACKINNON, proprietors of the ARGUS AND AUSTRALIAN. Mr MACKINNON was born at Kilbride, Isle of Skye, Scotland, in February, 1817. His father was the Rev John MACKINNON, Presbyterian Minister of Strath, Skye, the charge of which parish had for 110 years passed from father to son. The deceased gentleman came out to Sydney in 1938, and made the first overland journey with stock from Sydney to Adelaide in 1841.
He eventually settled in the Western district, and his
name appears in the list of squatters in the Port Philip Gazette of September
1845. He was returned to Parliament in Sydney 1848, and was a zealous
supporter of the anti-convict movement......................more
Lyttelton Times March 31.
The enterprising McCormick Reaper and Binder Manufacturing Company have brought out this year a novelty in the shape of a new knotter. The old knotter removed from an ordinary McCormick reaper belonging to Mr KRUSE, at his farm at Papanui last Thursday, the new knotter was put in its place....................more
HBH April 16 1888 HABON etc
A New Plymouth contemporary has been lent a copy of the
Tunbridge Wells Courier, IN WHICH William HABON, in a well displayed double
column advertisement, notifies "New Zealand butter, just arrived
in ship KAIKOURA, rich, creamy, of splendid quality, 1s 4d per pound."
The Hon H CHAMBERLIN was found drowned last night in a water-hole near Drury. He had been missing since Thursday last, but was supposed to have returned to Auckland. He had gone to Drury to look after some property belonging to him there, and on Thursday last went out with a bucket and spade. Telegrams arriving from Mrs CHAMBERLIN, enquiring when he was coming home, aroused suspicion that something was wrong, and a search resulted in finding the body. Death is supposed to have been purely accidental through falling into a pit or rude well dug by gum diggers to collect water. Mr CHAMBERLIN was prospecting for coal at the time he met his death.
The Avondale Hotel was burned down last night. No particulars yet on hand.
The Hon G FISHER has returned from a visit to the Thames and Te Aroha. He leaves for Wellington on Monday.
Tauranga The Bay of Plenty Times has been purchased by Mr James GALBRAITH, a solicitor here.
Wellington Instructions have been issued to the various health officers in the colony to exercise strict supervision on all vessels arriving from Sydney.
The fishermens huts at Petone beach have been robbed.
A ten-roomed unoccupied house in Willis street was destroyed by fire at one oclock this morning. Sir William FOX owned it.
An elderly man named Richard HOGARTH met with a painful accident on the tramway on Saturday evening. As the train was turning the corner the man fell off the car. The wheels seriously injured one of his arms, the flesh being torn off at the elbow to the wrist. He was taken to the hospital and is in a rather precarious condition.
The charge against James MADDEN, ex-publican obtain money by false pretences was dismissed. The petition to have him adjudged a bankrupt was granted.
Greymouth Thomas PAYNE for many years County Council clerk of the Grey, was found dead at his private residence this morning sitting in a chair by the fire. The supposed cause is apoplexy.
Invercargill Harry HUBBER, one of PAULINs prospecting party in the country about Jacksons Bay has returned overland, viz Martins Bay and Lake Wakatipu ..more
An attempt is to be made to raise funds for a match here with the English footballers.
LEE who was selected by WALIRICK to join the native football team, was thrown in a match at Orepuki on Saturday and received injury in the region of the heart. Since then he has developed scarlet fever, and it is extremely improbably that he will be able to go to England.
HBH April 17 1888 Local news
Resident Magistrate's Court-held yesterday, before Mr G A PREECE R.M.
Arthur Frederick NORWOOD
William KITTO find 5s and costs for driving round a corner at faster than walking pace.
James JOHNSTONE charged with using abusive language to Robert REUBEN and with assaulting him.
Next Clive square literary class night essays are to be read by Messrs ASHCROFT and COULSON.
The Hospital Board met yesterday.
Nurse SQUIRES was about to leave and she considered that her expenses from Dunedin to Napier, incurred when she accepted the position should be repaid to her. The committee recommended a doccur of £2 2s to Nurse BRENTON. To cover loss she might sustain through destroying clothing owing to being placed in charge of the recent case of scarlatina.
Miss READER late in charge of MAY & Co's Millinery
workroom, Christchurch, will arrive on Saturday to take up a similar position
with the above.
Hawke's Bay county Council
Mr J BENNETT (Chairman)
J N WILLIAMS
Waipawa Correspondent under yesterday's date:-
"The mortal remains of the late E HARWOOD were laid to rest yesterday afternoon in the Waipawa Cemetary. The members of the Masonic body met in the Lodge at 1.30, and in an hour after marched to the house to take farewell of their late brother. The coffin being lifted into a conveyance, the procession formed, viz, 36 Masons in regalia, the family of Mr HARWOOD and relatives, then the public in 21 vehicles, and 30 horsemen following these. The procession was over half a mile long.
Arrived at the grave, the Rev EDWARDS conducted the service
in an impressive manner, after which the lodge chaplain read the Masonic
funeral ritual, the brethren responding with 'So mote it be' to the prayers.
They then gave the farewell signs and cast their green mementoes on the
coffin, and deposited the Masonic apron there, thus bidding a long adieu
to their free accepted friend." The craft men having 'finished the
good work,' the Rev J EDWARDS invited the friends to sing the deceased
favorite hymn, 'Scatter Seeds of Kindness,' which was done very effectively,
the hundreds of onlookers standing with heads uncovered. 'Peace to his
manes' is the worst wish of his enemies, of whom he had but few."
Mr PAIN'S fireworks display tomorrow night the inmates of the St Joseph's Orphanage and the Refuge will be admitted free
The sum of £2, per the New Zealand Times, for the bush fires relief fund.
Those who use gas engines, or who contemplate employing that most convenient form of motive power, will notice that Mr FIELDWICK, the representative of Messrs CROSSLEY Bros, of Manchester, makers of the world-famed "OTTO" gas-engines, is now in Napier.
The authorities have agreed to a proposal that the funeral of the deceased Renata KAWEPO should be a military one, and also that a military guard should be kept over the remains until their interment., In compliance with that arrangement a squad of twelve men from the Hastings Rifles, with a sergeant and corporal, left Hastings, last evening for Omahu to act as a guard till the interment takes place.
The charge of selling spirits without a license recently
preferred against Thomas SNELLING, as a sequel to the case in which the
man BEARPARK was committed for perjury for swearing that on a given date
whisky was sold at Patea with Mr BATLEY'S knowledge should have been heard
yesterday but, the principal witness was found drunk. The case will now
be heard tomorrow morning.
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