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Aug
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HBH August 1 1888 Local

The polling yesterday for the election of a councillor to represent the North Ward resulted in the return of Mr R DICK by a majority of 32 votes.

The numbers were: - 166 voters, 167 votes for Mr DICK 125 for Mr J G GILBERD, and one informal vote.

Alterations have been made in the method of using the bell at St Augustine’s Church by which it can be rung from the outside of the building, and the bell will be used, if necessary, as a fire alarm pending the erection of a tower containing a bell at the White Road school.

Death SCOTT-At Napier, on Monday July 30th, Hugh SCOTT aged 74 years.

HB Jockey Club Meeting held yesterday at the club’s rooms, Tennyson Street.

Present Messrs W SHRIMPTON (Chair) E CONROY Douglas Mc LEAN Allan Mc LEAN.

A letter with a request that J F FOCKER would be declared a defaulter for £1 15s for nomination at the last meeting.

Taradale

The following tenders for collecting rates were opened: -

P T O’SHANNASSEY (accepted), £8 17s 6d;

W B HILL £10 10s;

L BINNIE £11.

Mr TOWNSEND wrote asking the Board to have the lease of the land held by him from the Board made out so as to include Mr MOULD as co-lessee-Agreed.

The Collector put in a list of uncollected rates, and it was resolved that a batch of summonses should be issued at once. It was decided to pay of £23 of the amount due to Mr TIFFEN.

Court

Judgment for plaintiff was given at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday in each of the following civil cases.

GALLOWAY and NIVEN v LYCETT and CROSS

MOORE v C O THOMPSON

BLACKWELL v LOCKE

SIDEY and BAIN V W COLE

Same v J SIM

OAK v POWER

PAGE and KERSHAW V MC KAY

T CATO v LARKIN

Moore v ROBERT MC LEAN

GORDON v GEBBIE

NUDDEN v VAUGHAN

Resident magistrate Court yesterday

Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

A man named Alfred SMALL looking about 35 years old, and apparently suffering from some nervous disorder, was charged with trespass.

It appears he went to the refuge, got in without an order and made himself comfortable, and refused to quit.

From the evidence it appeared that drink had a great deal to do with defendant’s condition, and that he was also in the habit of smoking so persistently that he became stupefied.-remanded for medical examination.

James LITTLE and Joseph TUCKER were each fined 3s and costs for allowing cattle to stray.

Edward KEMP fined 10s and costs for failing to send in his sheep returns as required by law.

James LITTLE fined 15s and costs for a similar breach of the law.

Two similar cases in which Maoris were defendants were dismissed.

The Woodville correspondent of the N Z Times writes:-

Mr INNES, the senior clerk in the Bank of New Zealand here, had an experience that will serve him as a tale to tell to his boys in years to come.

He went shooting, with Mr C M CAMPBELL, on Thursday last, and by some means the two got separated, and as Mr Campbell did not hear Mr INNES’ gun after half past 3, he fired his own gun several times as a signal, and getting no answer, looked for his friend, and, failing to find him, come into Woodville, going out again in a search party, and another went out next morning, but soon after it left,

Mr INNES came in safe and sound.

It appeared that when he was lost he fired a rata and camped beside it till next morning, roasting one of the pigeons he had shot.

HBH August 2 1888

DEATH

POINTON-At Taradale, on the 1st August, Mary Jane, wife of Edwin POINTON,

aged 51 years.

The funeral will leave the residence for the Taradale cemetery on Sunday, at 1.50 p.m.

Herbertville-Monday before Mr H HANDYSIDE J.P.

William GIBBS fined and costs for being drunk and disorderly

Alexander BATES-similar offence to above.

Thomas MORAN to pay a similar sum for acting similarly to the other defendants.

Thomas MORAN further charged with using obscene language in a public place and was sentenced to seven days’ hard labor.

In the former three cases the fines were paid, but in the last the option of paying was not granted.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Dr PRESTON J.P. an inmate of the refuge named Alfred SHALL fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Local Bits

Advertisement No 510

HITCHMAN and Co

Retail Lolly shop-

Hastings Street

Napier

Wholesale-Beach Road

Napier

Mr F.C. BIERRE inserts particulars of his sale at Makatoku next Saturday, of drapery, boots, ironmongery, crockery, groceries &c.

Wednesday

Mrs Mary PIRIN, wife of a farmer in the Waitakerei district, dropped dead today.

Wellington

Divorce Court today in the case of FRY v FRY, the husband’s petition for divorce, Mr Justice RICHMOND refused a rule nisi, as he considered there was prima facie evidence of connivance.

Magistrate’s Court today

William SIMMONS was committed for trial on three charges-one of breaking and entering, and two of larceny.

Mr Justice RICHMOND delivered judgment this morning in the applications for writes of habeas corpus on behalf of CURY and GASPERINI, the alleged French convicts against whom extradition warrants had been granted.

Court

Phillip Mc KEOWN fined for drunkenness

James MANNIX

Alfred WALWICK both similar charge as above were each cautioned and discharged.

Bankruptcy Court

Before Mr Registrar BIRCH, when orders for closing of the bankruptcies in the undermentioned estates were granted on the motion of the Deputy Official Assignee: -

Phillip John MURTAGH of Hastings-Veterinary surgeon

John KARL of Danevirke, sawmill hand

James Ross Mc KAY of Napier barber

William MONK of Kaikora, farmer

James DAVIS of Napier builder

Henry LLOYD of Danevirke contractor

William NEAL of Redcliffe farmer

Francis FARMER of Hastings journeyman butcher

Anne JONES of Napier Hotelkeeper

Clive correspondent writes under yesterday’s date: -

The Clive Road Board met this afternoon

Present

Messrs SUTTON (CHAIR)

THOMPSON

MERRITT

THOMAS

LOUGHNAN

CONROY

Local 2

The “obstacle race” at the skating rink last evening was held and winners of various heats were: -

Messrs W SMITH

F SPOONER

J Mc DOUGALL

Meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of F D LUCKIE was held at the Court House yesterday.

A poor old man named Andrew MOYLAN who said he was nearly 88 years of age, applied yesterday to the chairman of the Charitable Aid Board for relief, which was granted. He stated that up till that day he had lived in a little house at Taradale, the property of his daughter, and had worked at gardening.

A policeman, he further said, acting at the recent request of his daughter, put him (the applicant) in a coach bound for Napier, and he was told by the daughter not to come back again. He said that he had only the trousers and coat he possessed were the old and patched ones he had on, and that these were given to him by two of his grandsons. An order for the old man’s admission into the refuge was given him, and the chairman resolved to make enquiries as to the truth of the statements made by the poor old fellow.

HBH August 3 1888 Locals news

F SPOONER won the Obstacle race at the Columbia rink last evening.

Resident Magistrates Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Robert MATHERS fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Our Hastings Correspondent writes under yesterday’s date: - This morning a procession of horsemen and traps (two of the latter drawn by four horses and crowded with gaily dressed Maori) drove through the town to meet the 10 o’clock train, by which it was expected that Mrs DONNELLY would arrive from Wellington. She did not come by that train, however, so the excitement will be gone though again this evening, when she will positively appear.

The town is crowded with natives, who continue the tangi for the late chief Te HEU HEU, of Taupo. A daring robbery was committed last night on the premises of Mr FRASER, jeweller.

HBH Aug 4 1888

Saturday-Page 2

Marriage

GILBERTSON-McKENNA-on 21st July, at All Saint’s Church Palmerston North, by the Rev H H HARVEY, Captain GILBERTSON, of Greymouth, to Frances Gordon (Fanny), second daughter of Edward Mc KENNA V.C. late 65th Regiment

Death

OLIVER-On August 3rd 1888, in full possession of the experience of the “Perfect man who end is peace,” at his father’s residence, Napier. J P OLIVER, junr, aged 21 years.

The Miss C F GORDON-CUMMING, who according to our English news, has been granted a pension of £50 a year, is a daughter of Sir William GORDON-CUMMING, and has published several volumes of fairly-written travels. The “Sirs” must be getting hard up.

Some of the members of the Hastings Municipal Council have succeeded in writing themselves down as “ass” in as large letters as their literary and other acquirement will permit of. But, as the Rev Mr SPARERIB remarks in “The Librarian”- “They cannot help it, poor things.”

Detective GRACE yesterday arrested at Te Aute a man named Alfred BRACE wanted on a charge of having broken into the house of Mr S PENDER, at Omaranui last June.

There was a polo match at the Columbia Rink last night between teams captained by Messrs DAWSON and NORRIS, the former winning by two points to one.

Meeting of the creditors of H B REED, builder, was held at the Court-house yesterday. The estimated deficiency was £436 4s. The debtor attributed his bankruptcy to losses on contracts.

Hastings Correspondent writes under yesterday’s date: -

Resident Magistrate’s Court today, before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Margaret JACK

C HUGHES

J WOON

J SWEENEY

G HAYES

D MATHESON

J SINCLAIR

E WEBB

A PLUMMER

C ZURINTAU

H WARREN

J C GREEK were fined in various amounts for allowing cattle to stray.

E M MATHESON was charged with rescuing a cow that was being driven to the pound.-Mr E H WILLIAMS appeared in support of the information.

Edward ROBINSON who was drowned at Waitapu yesterday was the son of the Mr ROBINSON who was Superintendent of the Nelson Province 22 years ago.

This gentleman was drowned while attempting to cross the Buller bar in the s.s. WALLABI’s boat at the time of the first gold rush to the Buller.

Edward the unfortunate man drowned yesterday was in the boat with his father at the time the accident occurred, and was highly praised for his coolness and courage. He commenced a seafaring life with Captain CREAGH, of this port, in the s.s. KENNEDY, and became successively second officer and chief officer of that steamer. Some six or eight years ago he bought the s.s,. CLYDE and ran her as master to Collingwood and Waitapu.

He visited this port as master of the schooner NELSON when she became de-masted. His elder brother is a schoolmaster at WAITAPU, where deceased’s mother and widow also reside.

Deceased was a schoolmate of Mr VICKERMAN, of the Union Bank, and his age would be about 36 years.

In this week’s issue of the Courier, and in next week’s Saturday’s supplement to the HERALD, we will commence a splendid story by that great novelist Mr Rider HAGGARD. The story will be entitled “Colonel Quaritch, V.C.” Mr HAGGARD’s fame as the author of “King Solomon’s Mines,” and “Allan Quartermain,”as well as

“She,” and other novels, is too well known to need commendation, and our readers may depend upon the enjoyment of a really high-class work of fiction.

Resident magistrate’s Court on Saturday, before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

John EDDIE-otherwise Alexander CARLOW, was fined £1 and costs for drunkenness.

Alfred BRACE charged with breaking and entering the residence of Samuel PENDER. At request of Inspector KEILY a remand of eight days was granted.

A concert in aid of the MOSS family was held in the West Clive town hall on Friday evening. The chair was occupied by Mr A R W LASCELLES. A song by Rev H Mc LEAN pleased the audience very much, and Mrs YOND contributed a song which met with an enthusiastic encore.

Caledonian Society

The directors of the Caledonian Society met last evening at the Masonic Hotel Napier.

Present: - Messrs J ANDERSON N K Mc DIARMID Arch Mc LEAN J K GOUDIE Allan Mc LEAN D FLEMING J BEGG W BAIN J CRERAR R SMITH G TAIT W MILLER T BEAR G PRAIN P F COLLEDGE T W BALFOUR W HESLOP W BOGLE.

Finance appointed: - MESSRS P S Mc LEAN N K Mc DIARMID T W BALFOUR J G KINROSS J IRVINE

Ground and Game: - Messrs G PRAIN T SIDEY P GOW F GORDON J G GILBERD T W BALFOUR J BEGG W BAIN T BEAR G TAIT

Education and benevolent aid The Bishop of Waiapu Rev J G PATERSON W MILLER Arch Mc LEAN ALLAN MC LEAN J CRERAR J ANDERSON P F COLLEDGE

Messrs J ANDERSON jun., elected a Life Member also Leslie Mc HARDY from Kereru.

Local news There appears to be a scarcity of Newcastle coal in Napier at the present and the “Kate Tatham” now due, will bring a fresh supply.

W BROWN, with W SIMMONDS, won the boy’s race at the Colombia Rink on Saturday second.

The prizes were a pair of skates and a season ticket respectively.

Mr T W GLOVER of the New Zealand Alliance, thus sums up Napier: -“Much cannot be said of Napier. It seems to be a hard place to move against the drink; the traffic seems to be mixed up with everything in the town, even the very churches, although the clergy are, many of them, brave and true.”
Wairoa

Friday

Arthur STEED, of Frasertown, storekeeper, died yesterday of consumption aged 45. He had been in a precarious state of health for a long time.

His fellow settlers held him in high estimation, and his death is very much regretted.

He leaves a widow and family.

Auckland

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Friday

United Press Association

Mr J Barr BROWN, a well-known resident of Waiuku, died somewhat suddenly yesterday.

At the Police Court today a man named Harry SEABROOK was fined £5 and costs for disturbing the Salvation service at Daisy Flat recently.

The case of FENWICK, the alleged lunatic, was again before the Supreme Court today, when Mr Justice GILLIES decided that the man was of unsound mind, nut not incapable of managing himself of his affairs.

Districts

Friday

United Press Association

Mr J Barr BROWN, a well-known resident of Waiuku, died somewhat suddenly yesterday.

At the Police Court today a man named Harry SEABROOK was fined £5 and costs for disturbing the Salvation service at Daisy Flat recently.

The case of FENWICK, the alleged lunatic, was again before the Supreme Court today, when Mr Justice GILLIES decided that the man was of unsound mind, nut not incapable of managing himself of his affairs.

HBH August 4 1888 Districts

Friday

MASTERTON

The Wairarapa Benevolent Society have instructed their solicitors to take action on the Supreme court to compel the District Charitable Aid Board to provide funds for the relief of the distressed. The local trustees have incurred heavy liabilities,, and as no money is forthcoming, the storekeepers refuse further supplies

WELLINGTON

The new steamer BRUNNER, intended for the West Coast trade, arrived at Hobart yesterday, and was to leave for Greymouth today. It is understood that Captain EVANS of the WAREATEA, will take charge of the new steamer. Captain LAMBERT, of the steamer MANAWATU, will take the WAREATEA, and Captain TODD, late of the ill fated SUVA, will take the MANAWATU.

A special meeting of the Board of Education was held this morning to consider whether the Minister of Education should be requested to appoint a commission to inquire into the charge of immorality in the State Schools as alleged by the TIMES and the MAIL.

Mr Wm BEETHAM, and old settler, died today aged 79. He leaves a large grown up family, one of whom, Mr George BEETHAM, is a member for Masterton.

As an artist the late Mr BEETHAM had made his mark in the colony.

NELSON

The death by drowning at WAITAPU of Edward ROBINSON, formerly master of a vessel trading to that port is reported.

A boat was sent ashore with passengers from the steamer LADY BARKLEY, and it capsized. ROBINSON was drowned, but the others were saved.

Napier

Chamber of Commerce

Annual meeting held yesterday afternoon with a good attendance of members.

President Mr MILLER occupied the chair.

Election of Officers

Mr F W WILLIAMS-vice president

Committee: - Messrs J H COLEMAN J V BROWN C B HOADLEY N KETTLE J W NEAL R D D Mc LEAN P S Mc LEAN N K Mc DIARMID J G KINROSS E W KNOWLES W T IRVINE.

Waipawa

Aug 3 1888.

The Council met today

Present: - Messrs HERRICK in the Chair BRIDGE HARDY BIBBY HASTIE HALL ERICKSEN Mc KAY

Correspondence: -

Mr Horace BAKER wrote asking for something to be done in relation to a track to the Maharahara copper mines.

Mr G CARLYON wrote with reference to timber being conveyed from a place between Tikokino and Onga Onga.

The prisoner HEWATT, who committed a terrible outrage in a police cell in June on another prisoner named PARKES, has been sentenced to death. The jury recommended him to mercy.

Hastings

Borough Council met on Thursday evening

Present: - His Worship the Mayor And Crs BEILBY BENNETT FOREMAN Mc EWAN WELLWOOD WILLIAMS.

HBH August 6 1888 A and P

The committee of the Agricultural and Pastoral Society met yesterday at the society’s rooms, Tennyson Street.


Present- Messrs R WELLWOOD (Chair) V A FITZROY Douglas Mc LEAN H GAISFORD C BROWN M R SMILLER J N WILLIAMS J H COLEMAN G HUNTER A Mc LEAN T PINE J ANDERSON J HESLOP H CAMPBELL Mr PASLEY-sheep inspector for Hawke’s Bay also present.

A subcommittee consisting of Messrs Douglas Mc LEAN, J MACKERSEY, T CROSSE, J H WILLIAMS, W HASTIE, J ANDERSON, E HARDING, H DUFF, H J TWIGG,

M R MILLER, be requested to assist sheep-inspector in selecting exhibits of wool from different parts of the district as representative of the district…………………more

Waipawa

***Note by Elaine-No name has been given up to now for following item..

Our Waipawa Correspondent writes under Saturday’s date: -

Yesterday morning at 7 o’clock an old Maori living by himself in a whare at MATAWIKI was discovered burnt to death, with his head in the fire that was in the whare. The body, the head of which was much charred, was brought over to Waipawa by Constable TRONSON.

An inquest was held today, and the jury being of the opinion that the old man had fallen into the fire, returned a verdict of accidental death-An incident occurred at the inquest.

A male and female Maori had already been sworn, and a doctor was called to five evidence in due form as to the appearance of the corpse.

The acting coroner repeated the prescribed form of oath, but a loud ejaculation broke from the medicine man, “I don’t swear on that book.”

It appears that the two previous witnesses had been sworn upon a volume of church music, but the worthy doctor discovered the fraud and refused to burlesque the “crowner’s quest.” A hunt was soon made for the “sacred volume,” and a huge illustrated family edition arrived, and business proceeded.

Aus news COLLINS and ANDREWS

New South Wales Saturday Sydney

The Seamen’s Union have called out the men on the ILLAWARRA Company’s steamer. This is the company that supplied the coal to the R.S.M. MARIPOSA.

In the Botany Bay case the jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Louisa COLLINS for causing the death of the man ANDREWS.

In the case of the child the verdict returned was that death resulted from natural causes.

Page two Saturday Auckland

A telegram received in town states that Geo WYATT, storekeeper at Kowerua, twelve miles south of Hokianga, has been drowned.

KOWERUA is a gum digging settlement on the open coast, and Mr WYATT has been in the habit of conveying his gum and stores by boat to Hokianga harbor.

Pushing out from the surf on this stormy coast is always attended with great danger, and no doubt Mr WYATT met his death in one of these perilous expedictions.

Wellington Saturday

Judgment was delivered in the R.M Court this morning in the case of YAN QUON, charged with being the keeper of a gaming house. Defendant was the occupant of the house which police made the raid last Saturday night. Counsel for defence called the twenty-tine Chinese who were arrested on the occasion to prove that no gambling was going on. The R.M. held the case proved against accused, and ordered him to pay a fine of £15 and costs. Leave to appeal was granted.

Sunday

Judgment in Renata KAWEPO will case, BROUGHTION v DONNELLY will be delivered tomorrow morning.

Mr Alex SCOTT, the New Zealand representative of the Midland Railway Company, yesterday received a cable message from London announcing that the contract had been signed and sealed by the company.
Notices

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Advert No 580 In Bankruptcy Superior Court HOLDEN at NAPIER George BEATTY, of Matamau, Laborer. J F JARDINE Deputy Assignee Napier 4 August 1888

Advert No 572 John WATT Napier Hotelkeeper J F JARDINE Napier 4th August 1888

Notices No 579 C HESLIN Secretary Napier Garrison Ball Committee

No 183 James BOYLE Poison laid at PUKEHU, Hastings and Havelock April 25th 1888

No 567 Leap Year Quadrille Assembly Will be held in the Theatre Royal Monday the 6th inst, at 6 p.m. E MORRISON

HBH August 7 1888 Taradale River Board and Court

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Meeting held last evening

Present: - Chair-T I JEFFARES T JEFFARES DRUMMOND GORDON NEAGLE

***One of Elaine’s family tree: -(Mother surname Mary BURKE from Clare)

Following tenders for collecting rates ere opened: -

***P T O’SHANNASSEY (accepted W B HILL L BINNIE

Mr TOWNSEND wrote asking the Board to have the lease of the land held by him from the Board made out so as to include a

Mr MOULD as co-lessee. Request agreed to.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

A man named Alfred SHALL, looking about 35 years old, and apparently suffering from some sort of nervous order was charged with trespass.

James LITTLE and Joseph TUCKER each fined for allowing cattle to stray

Edward KEMP find and costs for not sending in his sheep returns as required by law.

James LITTLE for similar breach of the law.

Columbia Rink results

The tie and apron carnival at the Columbia rink last evening was largely attended, and the display of aprons was very good. There were not so many “ties on view,” the gentlemen being apparently more backward than the ladies.

Miss GIBSON, and the second prize by Miss MOSS won the first prize for the most original apron

Miss BRUNETTE, and the sec ond prize by Miss WHITE took the first prize for the most handsome apron.

Mr WHITE won the prize for the largest tie, and Mr C LEE that given for the most original tie..

HBH August 8 1888 Court

Resident Magistrate’s Court held yesterday before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Judgment for plaintiff in each of the following cases: -

HALLENSTEIN Bros v E ff. WARD

Same v BRASSEY

GOODWIN v BEY

RYAN v MAHER

KENNEDY v Paurini Te WHITI

Borough rate receiver V WALTER

Latter ordered to pay on or before the 7th of November, or to be imprisoned for 21 days.

Mr LOGAN acted for Mr BATLEY, of Moawhanga, in the recent charges of sly grog selling. Intimation received from Mr CHAPMAN that the Supreme Court at Wellington has reversed the decision of Captain PREECE R.M.

Funny Habits.

Mr T BOWES, a dairy farmer at Taradale, was in the habit of having his cows milked once a day at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Sometimes it happened that cows supposed to be in full yield gave very little milk, and Mr BOWES getting suspicious spoke to the police on the matter. Constable LEITCH watched the paddock and its surroundings, and yesterday morning very early saw a man go to Mr BOWES’ cowshed, strike a light, and after remaining a little time go out again. Later he returned, driving a cow, which he put in the shed and began to milk into a bucket brought for that purpose. He had nearly a quart of milk in the pail when arrested.

His name was Thomas OAK, and he was brought before the Resident Magistrate. His excuse was that the cows had trespassed on to his property, and he thought himself justified in “taking it out of then.”

He was charged under the first Offender’s Act and adjournment awaiting probationer’s report.

HB Jockey Club Election of Officers.

Captain RUSSELL was the only nomination for President

Mr A C LANG for treasurer they were accordingly elected.

The ballot resulted in the election of the following Committee Messrs J H COLEMAN W SHRIMPTON E CONROY Allan Mc LEAN R D D Mc LEAN G HUNTER W DOUGLAS H GAISFORD S H GOLLAN/

New members elected: - Messrs R COLE Robert WILLIAMS J ELLIS J R LANAUZE W J TABUTEAU G WILLIAMS T PEDDIE Peni te PUNA

Birth

BALFOUR On Monday the 6th August, at the Bank of New Zealand, Napier, the wife of T W BALFOUR, of a son.

Local summary

The wharf for the H B Freezing Company has been commended.

Dr PRESTON will deliver the last of his series lectures at the hospital.

All members requested at the Meanee Football Club to attend a special meeting to be held on Saturday evening at Mr P DOONEY’s Meanee Hotel.

The large new building in course of erection at the Spit for the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company is well under way.

An intellectual treat is promised the people of Napier on Tuesday next, when the Rev Father Le Menant du CHESNAIS, whose health has compelled a short sojourn in Hastings, has been prevailed upon to lecture before his departure.

HBH August 9 1888
Waipawa

Meeting of the Parishioners St PETERS.

Report read that Rev J C ECCLES had continued ill health and this led to his resignation which-was not accepted. The vestry prevailing upon the Rev to accept leave of absence. Mr G W WILLIAMSON, whose services have been highly spoken of in connection to the church, will take charge until Mr ECCLES returns.

Archdeacon WILLIAMS will render ministerial aid.

Mr M COLLETT appointed minister’s churchwarden and Mr T J ENGLISH people’s churchwarden.

Elected vestry were: - Messrs BIBBY BUSH CARSON RATHBONE BEATTIE PLATLEY J WILLIAMS Mc LEAN WILLIAMSON PURCHASE INGLETON.

Vote of thanks accorded to Mr A St. HILL for the gift of a handsomely bound Bible for the use of the church.

Mr John HARRISON of Taradale, who has grown sugar-beet for food for his cattle, informs us that the yield on the rich soil of the Ahuriri Plains is from 40 to 50 tons an acre, and that he would be glad to supply roots at even 12s 6d per ton. He has sent to Messrs C E and H GIBBONS of Hastings Street, a sample root, which weighs 14lb. It is of the white Silesian variety-the best of the sugar beets-and was grown from seed supplied by Messrs GIBBONS.
Mr B C WARE has commenced proceedings against Mr F D LUCKIE for alleged perjury.

The bazaar recently held at Danevirke in aid of the church fund was most successful and raised over £100. Some goods still remain on hand for disposal.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Dr PRESTON J.P.,

George A JACKSON was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

Alfred ELLERY for being drunk while in charge of a horse fined like amount.

A mile race at the Colombia Rink last evening between Mr ROACH of Hastings and Mr SIMONS of Napier-the latter winning by nearly a lap.

Football match between the High School and the Excelsior Club to be played at the Recreation Ground with the latter being represented by the following team: -

Mc VAY HAYDEN SIMMONDS JAGO WILLIAMS MOUNTFORD STUBBS HALLETT WRIGHTSON S JAGO LONG SCARFE DINWIDDIE GARNER KELLY

Emergencies

FRASER, P KELLY, Mc GILL, Von HAAST, LINDSAY

Notices

Advertisement No

591

MEANEE Football Club

W MORELAND

Secretary

A special meeting to be held at DOONEY’s Hotel Meanee on next Saturday Evening

Notice 607

In Bankruptcy

Superior Court of Bankruptcy Wellington District

HOLDEN at NAPIER

Samuel GRAHAM of Puketapu, sheep farmer

Dated 8th day of August 1888

Samuel GRAHAM

H A CORNFORD

Bankrupt’s Solicitor

No 606

In Bankruptcy

Superior Court of Bankruptcy

HOLDEN at NAPIER

Walter Henry DUNCAN of Napier-Auctioneer

Peter HANSEN of Papakura-Labourer

Jeremaih SCANLAN of Napie- Cabdriver

Dated 8th day of August 1888

Solicitor for above named Bankrupts

Joseph CRESSWELL.

Mr J D POPE, whose rhetorical qualifications have earned for him the title of the “Young New Zealand Orator,” will shortly deliver in Napier his most noted lecture,

“Robert EMMET, the Irish patriot and martyr of 1803.”

Mr POPE is spoken of by the Press of the colony as a powerful and able speaker, who handles his subject in a masterly manner.

He is now on his way to Melbourne, where he will deliver a series of lectures during the Exhibition season.

Napier Football

Football between Excelsior Club and High School played at the Recreation Ground on Saturday and that at Farndon between the second fifteen and Star of Hastings Club.

Following will represent Napier Club: - LUDBROOKE, N KENNEDY, WALPOLE, J I PEACOCK, MILLER, O” DONNELL, GUY, ROCHFORT, BUCHOLZ, BOUSFIELD, BRYSON, RICHARDSON, BENNETT, WILLIAMS, RUDMAN.

Emergencies: -

E CROWLEY, H NEWTON, A W BESANT.

High School against Excelsior: -RUDMAN, KIELY, PARSONS, WELSMAN, ORMOND, SHAW, INGLIS, FERGUSON, BURDEN, RYMER, ELLIS, BRYSON, LAMBIE, WATT and OWEN.

Emergencies: - MILLER, ORR, SPEEDY, PEDDIE.

Harriers match at Hastings between Pirates and the country Club.

The Pirates will be represented by the following players: -

TAIAROA, TAKU, WILLIAMS, MARSHALL, HILL, DUNCAN, STEWART, CUTHBERT, FRASER, SHAVER, NELSON, PATRICK, GREGORY, ISAAC, TARANAKI.

Emergencies: - CHRISTIE, TUPENE, HIRA, MANAENA, PAUL.

Thursday-New Plymouth

Robert JACKSON, alias Patrick LOUGHRAN, who has by means of skeleton keys been robbing the stores and shops in New Plymouth, and every town between this and Wanganui.

Brought up at the Police Court this morning charged with breaking into the railway station at PATEA and stealing tickets to the value and over £7; also same thing at WAVERLEY railway station; also store at KAKARAMEA and stealing goods.

He was remanded to PATEA to appear on Friday next.

This burglar has been recognised by the Napier authorities from a photo, taken at the instance of the police here, as Patrick LOUGHRAN, who was only liberated from Lyttelton gaol on March 16th last, after serving a sentence of five years for house-breaking at NAPIER.

LOUGHRAN, after being liberated from gaol, returned to Napier, where he committed a burglary, for which he is “wanted,” and he then fled to the West Coast and gradually worked his way up to New Plymouth.

Unfortunately the police had not received a photo of this man after his liberation from gaol, or he would not have gone about as he did without being closely watched as to his means of livelihood.

HBH August 10 1888
St John’s Hall

The bill of fare provided last evening will go a long way towards filling the hall.

The following ladies and gentlemen contributed items last night: -

Mesdames SHEATH and HINDMARSH

Misses LARGE, BICKNELL, C SHERPPARD

Messrs H G SPACKMAN

N K Mc DIARMID

PILCHER

H A CORNFORD

STANLEY

C T WILLIAMS/

Flower Show Meeting and Dr PRESTON

A preliminary meeting in connection with the next flower show at the working Men’s Club was held last evening at the club, Mr R WILLIAMS in the chair.

The following committee were appointed to draw up schedules

Messrs I HESTER

W W YATES

R WILLIAMS

J REID

W FORREST/

Mr W C YATES Secretary

Mr S SPENCE-treasurer

Dr PRESTON yesterday delivered at the hospital the last of his series of lectures to ladies on nursing the sick.

Under each heading Dr PRESTON laid before his large audience in attendance limits and rules calculated to be of the greatest service.

Book Debts Bankruptcies

H P COHEN has received instructions from the Deputy Assignee to sell at his Mart, on

Saturday August 11, by Public Auction the Book Debts in the following Estates: -

Clement HARDING-of Waipawa-Tailor

Robert HOADLEY of Hastings-Medical Practitioner

Stephen HOOPER of Napier-Hairdresser and Tobacconist

Martin Richard ASHWIN of Clyde, Wairoa-Storekeeper

Henry James BAKER late of Waipawa and Hastings-Brewer and Hotelkeeper

Also

In the Bankrupt Estate of James LAWTON of Taradale-Contractor-

Two Promissory Notes (with interest added at the rate of six percent, from 1st January 1886 for £100 each, due 4th Jan 1889, and 4th January 1890. Drawn jointly and severally by Henry MONTEITH and William JOBSON.

No 613

In Bankruptcy Notice

Superior Court at Napier

HOLDEN

William NEAL, of Meanee-Farmer

William Augustus WARREN of Wanstead-sheepfarmer.

Dated 9th Day of August 1888.

A.R.W. LASCELLES

Solicitor for the above-named bankrupts.
Letter to Editor.

***Typed by Elaine as written.

This man is also on the fringe of our family tree and his nephew Francis Patrick Collinge my mother’s stepfather was killed 1st WW.

HASTINGS

From our own Correspondent

August 9, 1888.

Go, soul, the body’s guest, upon a thankless errand

Fear not to touch the best

The truth shall be thy warrant.

-Sir Walter Raleigh.

I have just received from the Hastings Borough Council a “Bull” of excommunication, which being too good to be lost I give verbatim: -

Borough of Hastings

Town Clerk’s Office

Hastings

August 6

1888

To Mr H H MURDOCH:

Sir. - In accordance with a resolution passed on the 2nd inst. I am directed by the Hastings Borough Council to request you to make them an apology for your unfair and improper comments on their proceedings which appeared in your articles in the HAWKE’S BAY HERALD of the 13th June and the 9th July respectively, failing which it was resolved that you be excluded from future meetings of the Council. -I have the honor to be, sir, and your obedient servant.

J. COLLINGE

TOWN CLERK.

HBH August 13 1888

Monday

Marriage

BEECHAM-Mc NAE.-On Wednesday, 8th August, at St Paul’s Church, Napier, by the Rev J G PATERSON.

Edward BEECHAM, of Dover, Kent, to Marion, fifth daughter of A Mc NAE, Courtenay, Canterbury.

Tonight at the Athenaeum Mr J D POPE to deliver his celebrated lecture on “Robert EMMET.” During the lecture Mr POPE will recite Emmet’s “Speech from the Dock.”

Proceedings will be further enlivened by musical selections among those who will assist musically will be Miss BOWES who is a great favorite with Napier audiences as a singer, Miss HENN a capable pianiste.

HBH August 14 1888

Tuesday

Death

BURTTON-At his father’s residence, Port Ahuriri, on august 11th, George, youngest son of William BURTTON aged 11 weeks.
HBH August 15 1888 Court Civil Cases

Before Mr G A PREECE R.M., at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Judgment for plaintiff in each of the following: -

REID v R MALLANY

PARKER v R MULLANY

PARKER v PULFORD

TUCKWELL v Henare TOMOANA

MACDONALD v Taiuru te RANGA

BLYTHE & Co v R COOPER

In the case of H.T.H. KNIGHT v RETIMANANA, a claim of £17 2s for money lent, Mr LEE for plaintiff and Mr DICK for defendant, judgment reserved till Friday.

A young man named Mc GINN was yesterday brought before the Court charged with lunacy. It appeared that he had been drinking very heavily of late, and that on the preceding day he had threatened to “do for” his wife and his mother-in-law with a revolver which he flourished and had just purchased from H WILLIAMS and son.

A much spirited effort is to be made in Napier to augment a fund being raised in aid of the widow and family of the late Percival BEAR formerly of Hawke’s Bay. Mr W HODGSON is busily engaged in working up the details of a high class entertainment.

The promoters of the entertainments at the working Men’s Club have every reason to be proud of their efforts, which have been most successful throughout the season.

Last evening the fifth of this winter’s series and the attendance was very large, every available foot of space in the hall being packed, while numbers were standing in and about the doorway.

Messrs P A HERMAN, G SWAN, Gus GRANT and F W COLLINS gave items and Master PREBBLE took part.

Overture songs were contributed by Messrs H MARTIN, W PLOWMAN, W J WILKINSON and T SMITH.

When the desperate football struggle between the Navals and the rifles takes place on the Recreation Ground the following will represent the Jack Tars: -

FRANKLIN CORBETT (Captain) Mc RAE FRIBERG CAMERON SCHWABE WHITEMAN MALCON HAMLIN, HIGHAM F DOBSON D DOBSON DODDS D WILKIE YOUNG

Emergencies SELLAR J HETLIN WHITE WILKIE J RAGS, and the whole strength of the company.

HBH August 16 1888

Under yesterday’s date.

Resident Magistrate Court this morning, before Mr G A PREECE the following civil cases were heard.

Waipawa Mail Company v STAPLES

Same v CARMICHAEL

LOVEJOY v SYMONS

LOVEJOY v GIBSON cross action and GIBSON v LOVEJOY

This last case adjourned till the 12th of September at Ormondville.

Birth

WALLACE at Willow Park Petane, on August 12th, 1888, the wife of Neil WALLACE of a daughter.

With reference to a paragraph in yesterday’s issue, relative to the insurance policy of the late Mr Percival BEAR, we have been shown by Mr OLIVER, resident agent at Napier, the correspondence which has passed in the matter.

It is not true that the department declines to pay on the ground that Mr BEAR’s true name was James Percival BEAR, and not merely Percival BEAR.

All that has been asked for is proof that the Mr BEAR who has died is the person insured, and this can be done by affidavits by his relatives, and the amount of policy will then be paid.

It appears that the relatives of Mr BEAR misunderstood what was required, hence their belief that the department had refused to pay.

Local bits

The many friends of Captain WHEELER will be pleased to learn that his health has enable him to resume command of the WAKATIPU

Mr HAMILTON will deliver a lecture in St John’s schoolroom tomorrow evening in connection with the Young Women’s Mutual Help Association.

Mr W BLACK, borough overseer, has been granted two months’ leave of absence on account of ill health, and he will make a trip to Sydney and Melbourne and back.

The Land Board met yesterday, Messrs C HALL and S CARNELL being present to hear the commissioner of Crown Lands read some unimportant letters he had received since the last meeting a month since.

The clergymen of this district appear to differ on the question of punishment after death. On Sunday two sermons on the subject were preached, one by the Rev Mr CORNFORD in Napier and one by the Rev Mr Robert SHAW in Danevirke. The former took the view that the wicked would be punished forever, and the latter that the Scripture warranted the view that punishment would be remedial and for a definite period only.

Napier Council

Napier Borough council-Wednesday August 15.

Present

His Worship the Mayor (Mr G H SWAN

Crs FAULKNOR

Mc VAY

WELSMAN

NEAL

ROBJOHNS

DICK

SMITH.

Honor to the Brave.

His Worship said that he had received from the royal Humane Society of Australasia silver medals for Robert LYNAM, Edward Thos. FORNE, and John ANDERSON, for bravery shown in rescuing the crew of the ship NORTHUMBERLAND, when wrecked on the Petane beach.

HBH August 11 1888

Saturday

Notice 631

In Bankruptcy

In the superior Court of Bankruptcy-HOLDEN at NAPIER.

John KARL of Danevirke-Sawmill hand.

F O’B LOUGHNAN

Solicitor for the above-named bankrupt

Dated 10th August 1888

HBH 18 August 1888 Entertainment

Advertisement 675

In aid of the Catholic School, Hastings.

In the Town Hall

Tuesday August 21.

Items by: -

Miss ROY and Mr SPACKMAN

J H LOUGHNAN

A P SHEATH

Mr and Mrs E D SMITH

H PARKER

Miss Milly LEC, PERCY and WALLACE

Bertilie LEE

Mr S R KENNEDY

W P FINCH

HBH August 18 1888 Athenaeum

Advertisement 670

For the benefit of the family of the late Mr Percy BEAR.

Tickets may be obtained from the Committee

Messrs G H SWAN (Mayor)

H P COHEN

H T HILL

A B THOMSON

F W COLLINS

A LEVI

W HODGSON

Advertisement 691

“A Calico Bal” in aid of the funds of the institution will be held Friday evening August 31st.

A HAMILTON

Secretary.

Waipawa Correspondent writes under yesterday’s date of a “Maori named NOPERA who died this morning at 7 o’clock. He is to be buried at Wallingford.

There is on view at the Terminus Hotel a fine portrait in oils of Mr R WILLIAMS, borough valuer. The portrait is the work of Mr John TASKER, a most capable portrait painter, and is a clever piece of work. Many other portraits of North Island settlers have also been painted by him.

Mr G A PREECE R.M. gave a judgment for plaintiff in the case of

KNIGHT v RETIMANA.

Execution was stayed for 21 days, and his Worship said that he would grant a re-hearing of the case if good cause were shown.

Methodist Free Church-The choir under the direction of Mr Rees WATKINS

Herr KUSTER played another violin solo in a most finished manner at the fun and frolics of poor “Hans BECKEL”. In “Hans the boatman.

Mr MAHON will be at the Charitable Aid Board Office daily to take the names of men willing to accept work and Orders for passages by rail to Woodville will be given.

Rowing Election of Officers

President-Mr S H GOLLAN

Vice-Presidents-Messrs W H TYLEE and Douglas Mc LEAN

Captain-J ROCHFORT

Deputy-Captain-R J DUNCAN

SECRETARY-MR J H HAMMOND

Treasurer-MR J H SMITH

Committee-Messrs W S PROVIS, J CROWLEY, H F GIBBONS, W J CHILDS, A GUY, W J TATUTAU, H S LIDDLE

S special vote accorded to Mr STYCHE for his devotion to the club’s interests.
Overseas

America

San Francisco July 28

Mr Samuel Mc CAUGHREY, of Melbourne was interview in New York on July 22nd, and gave an interesting account of the condition of the wool business in the Australian Colonies.

He is represented as the owner of millions of sheep.

The wind up of his remarks was to the effect that if the American duty is taken off wool the Australian product will be worth five cents more pound at once, and American wool will fall five cents.

Herman OLDRICHS, the referee of the Yale-Harvard race, offers to take a Yale College crew to England this summer and set up a race with Cambridge. He will pay all expenses.

The 4th of July was celebrated in San Francisco with more than usual éclat. An interesting incident of the day was the unveiling in Golden Gate Park of the monumental statue erected in memory of Francis Scott KEY, the author of “The Star Spangled Banner” the American National lyric.

Robert W FLACK, an Englishman, undertook on July 4th to go through the Niagara whirlpool rapids in a small boat in the presence of probably 10,000 people. He was drowned.

Great Britain

Mr and Mrs GLADSTONE celebrated their golden wedding on July 25th. Testimonial letters, telegrams, and presents poured in by the hundred, and an address by 150 members of Parliament was presented to the happy couple.

A German named GLOTTEN was arrested on the 26th July for threatening to murder Mr GLADSTONE on account of a manuscript the German had sent him.

HBH August 20 1888 Local roundup

The TAMAKI Hotel was destroyed by fire at an early hour on Saturday, nothing was saved. It is stated that the inmates had a narrow escape.

MR P A HERMAN inserts particulars of his sale of groceries, fruit, &c.

Duncan MACKAY of Danevirke, has been adjudged a bankrupt.

Persons trespassing on the Kidnapper run will be prosecuted.

Waipawa Correspondent writes there was an error in the report of the civil cases at Waipawa. In the case of LOVEJOY v SYMONS a claim of £110, it was made to appear that the judgment was made for the plaintiff. That was not so.

An invitation ball was given by Mr George FRANKLYN at the navals drill-shed on Friday evening, to celebrate his birthday and the music was admirably supplied by Mrs MORRISON. There were about 70 couples present taking part in the festivities, which lasted till an early hour on Saturday Morning.

Resident Magistrates’ Court on Saturday before Mr G A PREECE R.M., the man Mc GINN who had been arrested as a lunatic for threatening to “do for” his family with a revolver. He was discharged with His Worship regretting that the law did not provide means for compelling defendant to pay the incurred costs.

Henry FRIDHAM fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Mr LOHR, the business Manager had promised the agent of the Union Company that the company would embark at 120 30.pm, after being taken off the Manapouri on Saturday night.

The burgesses of Hastings are solicited to vote for MURDOCH, the independent candidate.

Tenders invited for leasing the Hastings Town Hall for nine months from 1st of September.

Mr Austin WALSH, manager of the Atlas Tobacco company, Auckland will supply tobacco seed and purchase the leaf at prices ranging according to quality.

Meetings of creditors will be held today at the Court House in the bankruptcies of Benjamin BILING and Edward TUCKER.
No 699

Frank L GORDON

Clifton August 20th, 1888

Any person found trespassing on the Kidnapper Run will be prosecuted.

PAUNITANGA

Ko nga tangata katea e haere ana I runga I tonei Peihana I te Matau e Mani kar tamana tia.

NA PARAKI KORANA

No 703

Austin Walsh

Manager Atlas Tobacco company Ltd

Auckland

August 20, 1888.

Tobacco Culture

Prepared to supply Kentucky, Connecticut, Virginia, and Havannah Seed, all specially selected.

Instructions to growers and seed can be obtained from Messrs FULTON and SOUTHWELL, Napier.
Notice 700

In Bankruptcy

Duncan MACKAY of Danevirke-Storekeeper

Judge HOLDEN

Meeting of Creditors to be held Supreme Court Napier on

Friday the 24th day of August 1888.

J F JARDINE

Deputy Assignee

Napier

18th August 1888

HBH August 21 1888

Advertisement No 979

Supreme Court of New Zealand

Wellington district

HOLDEN at Napier

Under Write of Sale between Herbert Thomas Halsey KNIGHT, Plaintiff and /execution Creditor and Otene TOATOA of Hastings, Aboriginal Native.

Paul Adolphus Frederick BIRCH

Sheriff’s Office 16th August, 1888

The fishing smacks will likely be out as usual today trawling, after a long detention in port through bad weather.

Hastings-Monday

The following is the result of the polling today for the Hastings Borough Council election

MURDOCH-200 votes

VAUGHAN-86

Majority for MURDOCH of 114 votes.
Monday

Dunedin

The premises of Mr DRUMMOND, draper, Greytown, have been burned down. Insurance, £150 in the New Zealand office.

Invercargill

Supreme Court on Saturday Mr W H PALMER, lately of the R.M. Court and Licensing Bench at Gore, sought to recover £200 damages for libel against Mr J G FRASER, editor of the southern Standard.

The divorce case of George TUCKER v Mary TUCKER and James CHRISTIE (co-respondent) was heard.

George TUCKER deposed that he was married to respondent in 1874 and lived with her up to 1885, when she deserted him.

While he was at Riverton his wife went away with CHRISTIE. He had them arrested in Wellington on a charge of larceny and brought back. They were then acquitted on the charge of larceny, but respondent then admitted to witness that she lived with co-respondent.

The last he heard of her she was living in Napier with CHRISTIE.

When she went away she tool with her all witness was worth, some £300 to £400. A decree nisi was granted with costs against co-respondent.

The KIDD cattle-stealing case was on for a fresh trial today. Adjourned until tomorrow.

Proceedings are the Printers’ Act are likely to be taken against Mr J G FRASER, editor and manager of the SOUTHERN STANDARD, printed at Gore, for the alleged using of an unregistered press. Mr FRASER was defendant in the newspaper libel action, PALMER v FRASER, on Saturday, when a verdict was returned in his favor..

The funeral of the Hon D MENZIES tomorrow will be conducted with Celtic ceremonial.

HBH August 22 1888 Marriage

TINLINE-ROBERTSON-On August 16th, at St Paul’s Church, Napier

By the Rev J G PATERSON.

William TINLINE of Napier, engineer, to M J T ROBERTSON

eldest daughter of Wm ROBERTSON of Hastings H.B.

The Norsewood settlers are preparing rare jollification to celebrate the opening of their new school.

Waipawa Correspondent writes under yesterday’s date: -

Larrikin element is showing its disgraceful presence here again.

Youths opened the back door of the Wesleyan Chapel and abstracted the kerosene oil, and wasted it about the ground.

Next evening caused a disturbance outside Mr E BIBBY’s store and also lifted off the front gate of the same place of worship, and pelted Mrs HARWOOD’s ducks and fowls, and killing a few.

Mr VERRALL only needs sufficient publicity to be as widely known for his homage to that modern wizard State Bank, Esquire, universal regenerator of decayed peoples.

Mr Scobie MACKENZIE M.H.R. is on a flying visit to this district, having accompanied Captain RUSSELL from Wellington. Mr MACKENZIE has not been here since 1875, and he notes great change both in town and country.

Mr J C FOWLER formerly of Bon Marche has again taken up residence in Napier, having been appointed to the management of the Napier Drapery Company.

The son of Mr P A F BIRCH met with a serious accident yesterday. The boy in charge was lifting him into a baker’s cart, when the back of the cart gave way and the child fell to the ground, with the youth on top of him. Mr BIRCH was sent for immediately, and medical assistance was promptly obtained. No bones appear to be broken, but the head seems to be injured, and the poor little fellow was light nigh lying unconscious.

A landslide between Makatoku and SMITH’s siding has delayed the train from the country districts.

WASPS in their football match against the Excelsior’s to take place on Saturday.

E RUDMAN, T THOMPSON, W WELSMAN, P PARSONS, F ORMOND, J ORMOND, G SHAW, T O BROWNE, H RYMER, E WATT, W BRYSON, H BURDEN, E ELLIS, W INGLIS, J FERGUSSON.

Emergencies: -KIELY, Mc KENZIE, M PEDDIE, W LAMBIE, W OWEN, J WHITE, H WILSON.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Alfred BRACE on remand-charged with forgery and housebreaking further remanded for eight days, as a witness has not yet arrived from Sydney.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE

Judgment given for plaintiff in each of the following civil cases.

LASCELLES v LYDFORD

BEER v WILSON

Case of LUCAS and HUMPHREYS v COLLEDGE claim £6, was on the application of bailiffs not paying 18th September, defendant’s costs and solicitors fees –TOTAL OF £1 16s.

Edward POINTON fined and costs for allowing horses to wander.

The committee of the Hawke’s Bay Jockey club met yesterday and arranged for the club’s programme for the ensuing year. Tenders for the lowest tender was allocated and that of the (HERALD) was accepted.

Mr J MURRAY of this town received a small shipment by the RUAPEHU, consisting entirely of children’s slippers and other goods not made in the colony. The value of the invoice was £50, and the duty came to over £15. Under the old tariff the duty would have been under £4, so that it has nearly quadrupled.

The LAUNCESTON EXAMINER of June 30th has a letter from the owners of an advertisement warning people against purchasing New Zealand butter-

***letter available upon request to Elaine.

Publishers, Messrs MOFFATT and PAIGE, London have sent a copy of the “Aldine Reciter.” It is designed to meet the requirements of readers, reciters, &c., and is splendidly adapted for this purpose. The book contains a practical exposition of the art of oratory and declamation.

Mr W ELLINGHAM has taken the Waverley Hotel. Was known to the general public as proprietor of the Takapau smithy, and to racing circles as a genuine sportsman and the owner of many celebrated horses. His general urbanity will make him a host of friends among the general public.

After seeing the insurance papers of the late Mr Percival BEAR, we are not surprised at the Insurance Department requiring proof of identity.

The certificate of birth gives his name as James PEIARCE BEAR, and his mother’s maiden name as PEAIRCE-there being a difference of spelling in the name.

In the certificate of death his name is given as J?mes Percival BEAR, and his mother’s name as Mary PERCIVAL.

In the insurance policy his name appears as Percival BEAR.

However, the necessary affidavit of identification has been made, and the money will be handed very shortly.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday’s date: -

A native boy named Paraone HAKIHAKI died this morning.

A large number of Maoris are in Waipawa, and crossing to the village to assist in NOPERA’s tangi.

A considerable number of Europeans went over to the native village to witness the tangi today.

The I.O.G.T. hold their first session under the new constitution tomorrow night.

Mr Jonathan ROBERTS was reported to be in the neighbourhood of Waipawa on Saturday evening, in consequence of which the police are on the alert, and the bank officials were under arms.

It was suggested to hold the Waipawa Fire Brigade in readiness to turn a branch on to Mr ROBERTS if captured.

General

Mr W J COURTNEY, in the Auckland Herald, thus concludes a letter on matters political: - “I am not addicted to the use of strong or unparliamentary language, but the manner in which this grand colony is mismanaged is enough to make a saint sear, or a sinner pray that these old fashioned played out politicians may be speedily gathered unto their fathers.”

Mr Charles Conway FERORS, a south Australian colonist of over 45 years’ standing, died at Adelaide recently, aged 79 years.

He had been on Australian shores for 60 years, having arrived in Botany Bay as a sailor in a vessel with female convicts in 1828.

He was also on the vessel which landed Mr BATMAN, the first settler of Melbourne, and prior to arriving in Adelaide was engaged in sealing pursuits on Kangaroo Island before the proclamation of the colony.

No 660

Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastorals CIETY

The following additional Special prize has been presented by

Mr G L SUNDERLAND, Esq., Gisborne.

Five Guineas for the best pen of twenty ewe hoggets, unhoused and unclothed, and that have not had their wool locked, oiled, or dressed in any other manner.

Advertisement No 568

Mrs P J CAREY

Ladies Nurse-late of Wellington and Nelson

Barrack Hill

Napier

Ladies in the country waited on.

HBH August 23 1888

Land Transfer Notices
Notice No 731 Edward Bamford District Land Registrar.

Land Notice No 987

James JOHNSTONE Applicant Comprising Sections No 24 and 31, Western Spit, Napier-Occupied by Henry BEAUMONT

993 Jane NORTHEY-Applicant Section No 9 Meeanee Sopit-unoccupied

995 Rasmus Waldemar JENSEN-Applicant Part of Town Section No 209 Napier-Occupied by Applicant Dated 22nd day of August 1888 Lands Registry Office Napier.

Notice No 732 Edwin Bamford District Land Registrar. Notice is given that application made by Hirini WHANGA Ihaka Runga te RANGI Epanaia Whanga te TOKO (otherwise Te Toko IHARAIRA) Marara WHANGA Matene WHANGA (The said IHARAIRA, MARARA and MATENE by their Trustees duly appointed), claiming as the surviving Devisees under the will of Ihaka WHANGA to be registered as proprietors of an estate in fee simple in that parcel of land containing 6444 acres more or less comprising the TAWAPAIA North No 1 Block and the TAWAPAIA North No 2 Block.

No 723 In Bankruptcy Superior Court of Bankruptcy

HOLDEN at Napier

Peter Francis DANIEL of Napier late Newspaper Proprietor

Meeting of Creditors Monday 27th day of August 1888 at the Supreme Court Napier.

J F JARDINE

Deputy Assignee

21st August 1888.

***Item has been abridge by Elaine

The Garrison Band including the High School Cadets, paraded last evening for Government inspection and drill.

Captain WOOD in command and Lieutenant BELL adjutant.

The companies were in charge of the following officers.

Navels-Captain SMITH

Artillery-Captain Mc CARTNEY

Rifles-Lieutenant TAIT

Cadets-Lieutenant STURROCK

Inspection by Captain CHICKEN of the Rifles.

Presentation of service medals to: -

Charles CATTEN and Thomas BOYD, formerly of the 70th regiment. MR BOYD did not put in an appearance.

Prior to the presentation of the medal by Mrs ORMOND Captain WOOD made a brief but stirring speech.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday

Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

James ROBERTS on bail, charged with drunkenness.

Robert POWER for breaking four panes of glass at the police station.

Joseph WILLIAMS for drunkenness.

Napier Fire Brigade

Meeting held at the council Chamber last evening and a sub-committee appointed by the Municipal Council.

Present: -

Messrs J Mc VAY (Chair)

J W NEAL

G FAULKNOR

M N BOWER

W MILLER

T WATERWORTH

J G GILBERD

G ROBSON

W HARTLEY

B HARDING/

Local news

The case of Henry GAISFORD against Watene HAPUKA was heard at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

Mr CORNFORD, with him Mr CRESSWELL, for the defendant.

The case arose out of a disputed lease of some land known as the Whatarakai block, and the facts were few and simple.

TIPENE, a Maori acting under instructions of defendant, impounded a number of cattle on the 24th July, the cattle having been previously driven from the run………..more

Peter Francis DANIEL has been adjudged a bankrupt.

Professor ROLLINSEN will give his first exhibition at the Colombia skating rink next Saturday evening.

The date of holding the “Calico Ball” is altered to the 29th inst.

William CRUMP of Danevirke has been adjudged a bankrupt.

Districts

Auckland

An adjourned meeting of the creditors of the Ellerslie Land syndicate was held today, when Mr IVEY, representing the Bank of New south Wales, proposed that a public examination of the five members of the syndicate-Messrs G AICKIN, H CAMPBELL, A KIDD, G FRASER (ion founder), and G FRASER (land agent)-was desirable.

Mr COTTER, representing one of the bankrupts, and who entered proofs of debt from two absent creditors and then claimed there was no quorum, objected to the motion. Mr IVEY and Mr COLEMAN being the only two present.

After an animated discussion the assignee upheld Mr COTTER’s contention. Another meeting will, however, be called

Wanganui

A Maori named TARE PEINA was charged with malicious injury to property at the District Court today. He was found to be a lunatic, and to be kept in Custody.

Blenheim

The Supreme Court Criminal sittings commenced today. Mr Justice RICHMOND, in his charge, commented on the frequency of the offence of arson, a grave crime that too often went unpunished. A EDELSTONE alias HUDDLESTONE alias EDWARDS alias EDMUNDS, for larceny as a bailee of a gun, was sentenced to two years’ hard labor.

In the Supreme Court, in the case against ELLIS, alias JACKSON, the jury brought in a verdict of guilty with a recommendation to mercy on account of the accused having been led into the crime by MAIR. The accused put in a certificate of good character from his late Employer in Wellington. Sentence deferred till tomorrow.

Greymouth

A warrant was issued this morning for the arrest of Henry STONE, a young man, 17 years of age, for a criminal assault on a child between two and three years of age. The child’s name is PYKE, and both she and stone reside at COBDEN

Christchurch

The Owen Valley Company with a capital of £15,000, has been floated to work the lode.

When the COPTIC left Lyttelton on the evening of May 30th a splash was heard as of somebody falling overboard. Twelve days later a body was found in the harbor and was identified by two ex-stewards as that of MACALISTER, one of the crew. It was accordingly buried as MACALISTER. It is now ascertained that he was not drowned, but was discharged in London on the steamer’s last trip.
HBH August 24 1888

Marriage

BADLEY-LEQUESNE

At the residence of the bride’s mother, Shakespeare Road Napier, On August 14th, by the Rev J G PATERSON, Charles Wilfred, second son of the late P HADLEY, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late J Le QUESNE, both of Napier.

Death

SPLANE

At the Napier Hospital on August 22 1888, John SPLANE aged 40 years.

The funeral will leave the hospital for the Taradale cemetery this day (Friday) 24th August at 12.30 p.m.

-Isaac JEFFARES-Undertaker.

Notice 179

A delightful freehold property by the Seat Point Road overlooking the harbor, convenient to the Spit, and town, owned and occupied by Mr E R PEACOCK for Sale.

At Mr H P COHEN’s Sales on Friday August 24th on instructions in the estate of B H REED-TIMBER, MOULDINGS, PUTLOCKS, HOPPERS, TRESSELS AND SUNDRIES

Local

Resident Magistrate’s Court before Mr G A PREECE R.M. – yesterday.

James ROBERTs on bail charged with drunkenness did not appear, and his bail was estreated.

Matthew BRADLEY-no stranger to the court was fined and costs for drunkenness.

Thomas MANSFIELD, also not unknown was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

George DREMMY, with a string of aliases, and recently out of gaol, was charged with stealing a bay mare, saddle, and bridle, valued at £7, from Farndon.

Accident at Waipawa happened yesterday by which Mr Peter MOUATT had one of his legs broken.

Dorcas Society concert

HBH August 24 St Paul’s schoolroom was crowded to the doors last evening, on the occasion of the concert in aid of the funds of the Dorcas Society.

Mrs KERR a pianoforte solo

Miss BICKNELL a pianoforte solo

Misses BOWMAN and Mr DICKIN a trio of violin, organ and piano

Mr PRIME, GREENFIELD,, B MARTIN, STURROCK, NEILSON, FINCH, and APLIIN and

Misses LARGE and MARTIN-performed songs.

Messrs McDIARMID, ADAMS and HODGSON contributed excellent readings.

Miss MACFARLANE acted as an accompanist during the evening.

Rev J PATERSON thanked the various performers for their kind assistance.

***N.B. abridged by Elaine.

A curious assault case was heard yesterday by Mr G A PREEECE R.M.

Both the parties were females, and each of them in turn was complainant and defendant.

In one case Mrs BARRY was charged with assaulting Mrs GOLDING, and in the other Mrs BARRY lodged a similar impeachment against Mrs GOLDING. For the latter mr CRESSWELL appeared, while Mr MOORE acted as advocate for Mrs BARR
Wellington

CURY, the French escapee, left for Auckland and Rotorua today.

In the Supreme Court this afternoon the case of H R STAPLETON v J SMITH claiming £600 for alleged malicious prosecution was heard. The draper’s assistant-the plaintiff, was formerly employed in Te Aro House, owned by the defendant and the latter missing an umbrella charged STAPLETON with having it in his possession-after a search and finding it the evidence showed it had been purchased at a clothing establishment in Wellington. After 20 minutes consultation the jury returned a verdict for £500, the costs being fixed according to scale.

In the Divorce Court the decree nisi was made absolute in the case of HENLEY v HENLEY. In the case of FRIEBERG v FRIEBERG, the husband’s petition for a divorce, a decreee nisi was granted.

Masjor GUDGEON, Commissioner of Police received a telegram from the commissioner of the New south Wales police stating that a thorough search had been made of the steamer WAKATIPU without any sign of the convict GASPARINI being Found.

Blenheim

Tuesday

At the Supreme Court today, MIDDLETON for larceny from his mate at Hillersledon station, was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment

Charles ELLIS alias Charles JACKSON, for false pretences received one month.

The Judge addressed him at some length, laying stress on the evidence of his good reputation, especially the reference from the proprietor of the N Z TIMES, and on the fact that the prisoner was evidently victimised by the German for whom he was collecting.

The case against John LONG, alias Henry LONG, alias Alexander SMITH, was concluded this afternoon. The prisoner is the man who was found bound up while his premises were burning, and who was afterwards arrested on the charge of having himself set fire to his premises. The jury returned with a verdict of guilty, adding that they wished to mark their strong disapproval of the Victoria Insurance Company by the careless manner in which the in allowing policy of £40 to be taken out. The prisoner was sentenced to seven years’ penal servitude.

Christchurch

Mc DONALD, who was found dead on the Port Hills on Sunday, turns out to be Donald Mc DONALD, well known in Canterbury and Otago as the Highland piper.

He had property in South Canterbury and relatives here and at Pleasant Point.

Dunedin

A number of boys were found guilty today of stealing various articles, and in most cases were committed to the Industrial School

Sarah FRANCE, a second hand dealer, was charged with receiving some of the articles. The Resident Magistrate said he was satisfied that the accused was conscious that she was committing an offence when she brought the things. If there had been any previous conviction he would have sentenced her to imprisonment without a fine, as it was he would imposed a fine of £10. If there were no receivers there would be less theft.

Melbourne-Thursday

At the inquest on the body of John DUGGAN, who was discovered murdered at Elmore, near Bendigo on July 3rd, a verdict of wilful murder was returned against

William HARRISON.

The steamer “Koonawarra has sailed for Guam, but it is supposed that she is destined for a New Zealand port to load coal.
New Plymouth

Thursday

Mr Mc CALLUM, the Government dairy inspector, arrived here by the 11 0’clock train yesterday, and left by the Wanaka for Auckland in the afternoon.

The residence of F HOONE at Waihi, north of Waitara, was burnt down yesterday morning. Mrs HOONE had been trimming a kerosene lamp, and lighted it to see if it burnt properly, when it accidentally got knocked over. The oil spread, and set fire to the room. She tried to subdue the flames, but failed, and the house was burnt to the ground. Very little was saved.

Insurances-Building £200 in the Norwich Union

Furniture: - £250 in the South British. Very little was saved.

Hawera

***NB abridged by Elaine-available upon request.

A fire broke out at 12.30 last night in High Street, by which LANGLEY’s bakery was destroyed, and two other small buildings were seriously damaged.

Notice 746

In the Superior Court of Bankruptcy Wellington District

HOLDEN at NAPIER

In the matter of Tori KURU of Porangahau, a native.

Bankruptcy of the above-named has been annulled by the approval of a composition of 12s 6d in the £

Robert DICK

Solicitor for the Debtor.

Auckland

Telegraphic

Friday

Per United Press Association

Yesterday evening a woman named Mrs A MAHONEY was arrested on a charge of setting fire to her house in Parnell.

The woman and her husband own a cottage, which has been unoccupied for some time, as they were both living at Waikomiti.

Mrs MAHONEY came to town day before yesterday, and stayed with a neighbour.

Yesterday afternoon a man noticed something wrong in the cottage, and on breaking in found a heap of blazing rags saturated with kerosene lying on the mantelpiece.

The building had caught fire, but the discovery was made in time to prevent serious damage being done.

The cottage was insured for £100 and mortgaged for the same sum.
HBH Aug 25 1888 Court

The case of WARE v LUCKIE for alleged perjury, and of LUCKIE v WARE for alleged embezzlement, were not heard yesterday as arranged

A sitting of the divorce Court at Wellington was held before the Chief Justice on Thursday afternoon.

Mr W B EDWARDS made an application by Frederick Albert Polycarp FIEBIG for dissolution of his marriage with Margaret FIEBIG, nee CLELLAND, on the ground of her adultery with John Thomas OAK. The respondent and co-respondent did not appear, nor did counsel represent them. The petitioner gave evidence to the effect that he was married on 26th June 1876. There was no issue of the marriage. In 1886 his wife was guilty of improprieties with OAK, and in October of that year she left him and went to Hawke’s Bay with OAK. She returned to petitioner on the 5th of December and lived with him until the 5th of April, when she went away, and he had not seen her since. Bridget LEONARD stated that she had seen Mrs FIEBIG at Taradale living with OAK as his wife. Further evidence having been given his Honor granted a decree nisi with costs amounting to £35 against the co-respondent OAK.

Waipawa correspondent writes under yesterday’s date: - Mr R HARE delivered a lecture on “Man the Masterpiece.”

 

HBH August 27 1888

***NB Abridged by Elaine and is available upon request.

Alfred PINDER, on remand charge with stealing from a dwelling and with forgery and uttering, was brought up before the Resident Magistrate Mr G A PREECE on Saturday

Samuel PINDER, a farmer at Omaranui deposed that the accused was in his employ up till the 9th of June when he was paid off.

Detective GRACE deposed that he arrested accused at Te Aute on the 3rd inst.

Hastings correspondent writes: -

The annual meeting of the Hastings Town Hall Company was held in their Hall on Friday evening.

Mr C A FITZROY in the chair.

The retiring Directors-Captain RUSSELL, Mr R WELLWOOD were Re-elected.

Mr F B PERRETT was elected to fill the vacancy caused by Mr BISHOP’s death.

Tenders having been called for the renting of the hall during the next nine months.


Messrs IRELAND and STAPLES and the Hastings Band tendered, the tender of the latter being accepted.

Votes of thanks to Mr BEILBY-Hon Secretary and Mr FizROY-chairman of directors.

The Rev Father PRENDERGAST, who has been for the past eighteen months curate at St Mary’s, leaves for Sydney on Thursday. Father PRENDERGAST only received word of his departure on Saturday, and his sudden departure will cause general regret amongst the Catholics of Hawke’s Bay.

***NB abridged by Elaine and is available upon request.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under Saturday’s date: -

A man named Richard POOLE received two months’ hard labor here today for playing “silly fellow” while maddened with drink

Waipawa Exhibition-Secretary

Mr B B JOHNSON, is being deluged with correspondence.

Promoters have met with every assistance and consideration from the Oddfellows and from Dr TODD, Mr E BIBBY, Mr S Mc GREEVY, and Mr W RATHBONE, all of who have kindly lent their grounds for the great occasion.

An unfortunate woman named HAYES has gone insane, being filled with the notion that she is the Virgin Mary. A medical examination settled the fact that the poor creature is demented
General news

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There were some lively passages during the hearing of the alleged perjury case in the Resident Magistrate’s Court-Mr CUFF and Mrs WILLIAMS manifesting great fervor at times when the question cropped up (as it frequently did) as to which was the most fitting method of examining a witness.

Mr W.W. CARLILE lives at Woodville, and is a member of the Hawke’s Bay Education Board. The Woodville paper for some strange reason, wishing to show that Mr CARLILE does not live where he resides on his own land, says no member of the board comes from Woodville. We are sorry to hear that Mr CARLILE is supposed to be dead.

The White Swan swimming baths are in excellent trim for the present season. All the appurtenances are in apple-pie order. Mr BRADFIELD has ordered a quantity of the latest designs in bath costumes, and in the racing contests of this season swimmers will wear the costumes. The hot sea baths continue to be well patronised.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday a man named KELLY, but who rejoices or regrets over being widely known as “The Rake,” and who left gaol on Friday, was charged with drunkenness. He pleaded to be let off on the ground that he had a ticket to go to Woodville with the unemployed, but was fined 5s and costs.

Charles ROBINSON, also charged with drunkenness, said if dismissed he would go to work at once. He was fined 5s and costs.
Alleged Perjury

Ambrose BEARPARK, alias Henry HILL, was charged that he did commit wilfil and corrupt perjury by stating upon oath on the Holy Gospels of God, in the Resident Magistrate’s Court, on the 27th of March last, that he was present when one Robert T BATLEY sold certain spirituous liquors on the 28th December last.

He was the principal witness in a charge of sly grog selling brought in the Resident Magistrate’s Court on the 28th December last, and the accused pleaded not guilty. Mr COTTERILL conducted the case for the Crown.

He had sworn several times that Mr BATLEY was in his store at Moawhanga and saw his storeman supply whisky to one Matthew BRADLEY.

George Augustus PREECE, Resident Magistrate deposed that on evidence given was committed to trial for perjury.

Matthew BRADLEY, carpenter deposed that he knew Mr BATLEY, the storekeeper at Patea. No one else was present except Mr SNELLING, Mr BATLEY’s storeman. Witness was there not quite an hour. Did not see Mr BATLEY that day, but met him on the following day about five miles from his store and going in that direction of it. Mr Mc VAY and Mr IRVINE were with Mr BATLEY
Sunday

Greymouth

Mr FAIRHALL is now inviting tenders for his auriferous land.

Christchurch

Mr TREBEAVEN’s corn store was entered, and an attempt to open the safe.

Dunedin-Saturday

The death is announced of Mr William TELFORD, one of the pioneer settlers of Clutha.

The Minister for Public works has telegraphed that he has arranged to have the Middlemarch section of the Otago Central railway put in hand immediately for the relief of the unemployed.

Parliamentary

Legislative council

Saturday August 25

The Council continued sitting after 2.30 am in committee on the

NATIVE LAND COURT AMENDMENT BILL

The government Life Insurance Bilkl was read a third time and passed.

Mr STEVENS moved the third reading of the Native Lands Bill

Mr REYNOLDS said………….more

Mr WILSON said…………more

The Maori Real Estate Management Boll was committed-Mr WHAWHA …………………………MORE

 

HBH August 28 1888 Court

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.,

William ORMOND fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Gordon DALE similarly charged-dismissed with a caution.

The case of alleged perjury brought by Bethel C WARE against

Frederick de Launay LUCKEY, the partial hearing was concluded shortly on Saturday night before 9.30 o’clock. Adjourned till next Monday next.

A charge of horse stealing against a man named DREMMY.

An elderly Maori named Paora MATAWHINA was brought up before his Honor the Chief Justice at the Supreme Court yesterday, and charged with perjury in the Native Lands Court at Wairoa, the information having been laid by order of judge SCANNELL. Accused pleaded not guilty.

It appears that the prisoner applied to be appointed successor to a deceased native in a block of land at the Wairoa.

In Court he swore that the deceased had left no will, but other witnesses swore that he made two wills, and that they were both in the prisoner’s possession.

It was further alleged against him that the prisoner at the time of giving his evidence had the two wills in the breast pocket of his coat.

More…………………………….

Birth

MOORE-On Tuesday the 28th of august, the wife of John MOORE of Rakamoana of a daughter.

Death

LANSDOWN at Meanee on 27th August, Andrew LANSDOWN aged 31 years.

The funeral will leave his late residence for the Taradale cemetery on Wednesday the 29th August at 3 p.m.

At a meeting of the Board of Rabbit Trustees on Saturday, Mr SHEATH reported that he had killed six rabbits in the Whakarai district.

Mr CROSSE reported that the contract for clearing 18 miles at the Waimata rabbit line was progressing very slowly, only five miles being completed.

It was decided to terminate the contract on the 1st of September, and to call for tenders for going on with the uncompleted balance.

The Secretary was instructed to take proceedings at once against all persons who failed to pay rates due.

We were in error in stating that Mr W W CARLILE, of Woodville, is a member of the Education Board. It is his brother Mr J W CARLILE, who has a seat on the Board.

Woodville cannot however, be considered as unrepresented while Mr H BAKER has a seat on the Board.

He has large interests in Woodville, and the bush schools could not have a better advocate than they have in him.

Mr J W CARLILE, is also interested in Woodville, and is generally found seconding

Mr BAKER’s efforts on behalf of the schools in that part of the education district.
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Daniel MURPHY, baker, deposed that he came to Napier from the country towards the end of March. Received a cheque for £21 from Mr POTTS, and cashed it at a bank. While in Napier witness saw accused at his shop and paid him £15 in notes, getting in return the receipt produced. The day after paying accused witness saw Mr E PATTEN and got from him witness’s yearly pension.

Ambrose POTTS-manager for Messrs Nelson Bros station at Takapau-deposed that the last witness was employed on the station between October 1887, and April of this year. He left the station of 28th March and was absent for three days. He did not leave the station at any other time prior to that.

Edward PATTEN-Collector of Customs at Napier, deposed that MURPHY was a pensioner of the 18th Regiment. He was paid his pension 31st of March………………………..more then- The jury retired at 3.28 o’clock, and after a absence of two hours informed his Honor that there was no chance of an agreement. They were informed that they could not be discharged until after twelve hours. At 8 o’clock the jury returned with a verdict of not guilty, and accused was accordingly discharged.
page 3 Court

Alfred BRACE-a youth charged with entering a house of Samuel PINDER, Taradale, and stealing several blank bank cheques and forging the name of Samuel PINDER to several cashed cheques. He pleaded guilty to both charges, and was sentenced to two years’ hard labor on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently.

George DENNY-charged with horse sterling at Farndon-case adjourned,

Arthur WALKER-an incorrigible youth who gave his age as 16, but who appeared 18 or 19 pleaded guilty to stealing a horse. He had several previous convictions recorded and the police described him as an incorrigible son of respectable parents. Mr BEAMISH of Okawa, had given the youth several chances, which he had repaid by stealing things from the station. Sentence was passed of two years’ hard labor.

Timothy CONDON-alleged fraud.

Deposed-

Paul Adolphus Frederick BIRCH-Registrar of the Superior Supreme Court of Bankruptcy

John Fergusson JARDINE, Deputy Assignee in Bankruptcy.

Criminal Court

Monday August 27

Before His Honor Chief Justice Sir James PRENDERGAST

Grand Jury

Messrs John BENNETT (foreman)

H S RUDDOCK

J P HAMLIN

D GLENDINNING

R A DOLBEL

C H EDWARDS

H WILLIAMS

R C HARDING

D COUPER

T SIDEY

J S WELSMAN

W M NEWMAN

L LESSONG

A BRYSON

E S BENTLEY

T W BALFOUR

E R VICKERMAN

N KETTLE

R WELLWOOD

J N WILLIAMS

H J TWIGG

W H SMITH

Burglary

Frank CHRISTIE and Thomas WARNE charged with Burglary at Kaikora from Mr MERRYLEEES, storekeeper.

Eventually after direction from the Magistrate a verdict of guilty was returned and CHRISTIE (an old offender) was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude and WARNE to one year’s hard labor.

Australia

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been paid to owners of land in the colony. Messrs C H MATHERS and Co, have just completed the sale of five warehouses at the corner of Greenfell and Freeman streets, now occupied by Messrs GIBBS, BRIGHT, and Co. The property has been sold to Melbourne purchasers.

A shocking tragedy was enacted in Adelaide on the 17th of August. About 11o’clock in the morning Charles LAWRENCE, aged 35, a clerk, while his wife was absent shot his three children-Nellie aged 3 years; Wilfred, aged 5 years; and Millicent, aged 10 years-through the heart with a bull dog revolver, and then shot himself.

He was in comfortable circumstances, but had lately been depressed through indisposition.

While his wife was absent excusing him to his employers, for not attending his work he did the deed, and when his wife returned she found the bodies. He had evidently intended to commit the crime when his wife went out, as he said to her, “What would you do if I took the children from you?” There was no sign of a struggle about the house.

The family had highly respectable connections in Adelaide. Lawrence was working for his brother Vincent LAWRENCE, a well-known accountant. Charles LAWRENCE had a nice home, and had every reason to be happy with his family.

He was usually of a bright disposition, but had been depressed since May last and unable to sleep. On the day of the tragedy on his wife returning, she found the doors locked. She got in at a window, and then the dreadful spectacle met her gaze of her three children and husband dead.

……………………………more

Then he had lately been Secretary to the Lion Brewery Company and had some trouble in managing the company and he was only there for a few weeks.

He was formerly in the Post Office Department and the Audit Office, and was author on a book of finance. He possessed exceptional ability, and was lately manager in his brother’s office.

At the inquest the following verdict: -

Met his death from bullets fired from a revolver from his own hand while suffering temporary insanity.”

Jury added a rider expressing sympathy with the widow and family of the deceased.

Sydney

A man named Thomas Mc CORMACK was charged at the Central Court, Sydney, with having assaulted his niece, aged 7 years.

The evidence disclosed that the prisoner towards the little one had adopted a system of the grossest cruelty. He had on several occasions beaten her almost to death with a heavy strap, and had expressed his intention to murder her. The shoulders and back of the little victim were shown to the Court, and in consequence of the bruises and discoloration, the result of the heavy beatings, the flesh looked like that of a negress. The prosecuting constable produced several slices of bread and jam, with “rough on rats” spread on top, which had been placed by the prisoner all over the house in which the little girl lived.

The Bench commented on the savagery of the prisoner’s conduct and sent him to hard labor for six months.

Australia murders.

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Queensland

A murder was committed at Cork Creek, near Croyden, on the 20th of August, the victim being Mrs Sarah Ann DESCURTY, wife of a miner at Ravenswood.

It seems that he had been living with a man named Edmund DUHAMEL for some years, but lately had been in the service of Mr WHEELER, where DUHAMEL found her with a man named Alfred GUNN.

DUHAMEL took her home and cut her throat in three places and afterwards took two large doses of strychnine. A coach-driver when passing the next morning saw DUHAMEL and the woman lying covered in blood. He gave information to the police, who brought DUHAMEL into the lock-up, where a doctor saved him from the poison effects.

Victoria

Theodore HANSEN was charged at the Criminal Court with the murder of Hugh MACKINNON, second mate of the ship LUCANIA, and was found guilty of manslaughter, but strongly recommended to mercy on the ground of the provocation he had received. The crime was committed at sea on the 12th of July. It was stated that the accused had abused and struck the prisoner, who soon after struck the mate on the head with a tomahawk, so that the latter died on the 17th of July

HBH August 29 1888

Wednesday, Page Two

Birth

ANDERSON-At Enfield Road, on August 26th, the wife of J N ANDERSON, of a son.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

Judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following civil case: -

MILLS v SPEAR

VAUTIER v HALL

ROBINSON v COWPEN

AMNER v WELLS

Native Lands Court

The Native Lands Court has apportioned the Waihuahua blocks (about 1500 acres) at Te Aute to the Ngaiteao, Ngatikuha, and Rangioaianake, in equal shares.

The Ngaiteao, Ngatikuha, and Te Rangi HAWEA have also been declared to have equal interests in Whawhatatiruahine.

Judgment in the Oturumu block has been reserved until Saturday

The following gentlemen have been appointed assessors under the property Assessment Act: -

W H SMITH-Petane

C D KENNEDY-OPAWA and PATEA

W LAING-MEENAEEM PAPAKURA, CLIVE

W HALLETT-PUKETAPU, TARADALE Town District, MARAEKAKAHO, HERETAUNGA and HAVELOCK

All the above districts are in the Hawke’s Bay County.

HBH August 30 1888 Supreme Court Civil

Before his Honor-Chief Justice.

Wednesday 29th August.

CRESSWELL v WARD

ELLISON v Arihi Te NAHU-plaintiff, a surveyor, sued to recover £255 for work done.-Court Adjourned

At the Resident Magistrate’s court yesterday-before Dr PRESTON J.P.,

Mary HAYES, charged with lunacy, was remanded for medical examination till the 4th of September 4th.

The debtor was brought before the court for examination. Mr Mc LEAN appeared for the Assignee.

It appeared that according to the debtor’s statement his liabilities were £134 10s 7d, and his list of assets showed a deficiency of only £24. The debtor had an interest in two deferred payment sections, one of 101 acres in the Waipawa special settlement, and one of 3 ½ acres, upon which there was a house, in the Matamau village settlement.

It appeared that over £200 had been paid in connection with the sections. Mr McLEAN urged that it was not right for the debtor to go on making payments to the Lland Board for these sections while his creditors were unpaid, and if he did not pay the Board the sections would be forfeited. There was no law by which the debtor’s interest in the properties could be assigned to his creditors without his consent, and he had refused to make an assignment.

More………………………….then He stated his difficulties arose through an accident that he met with some twelve months ago. He also stated that his debtors would not give him a show. One of them put him in gaol for not paying a debt, and another said he would put him (the debtor) in gaol as often as he could till paid.-Case adjourned,

John HAYES ex PARTE ELLISON

In 1882 HAYDEN made an arrangement with his creditors by deed under provisions of the Act of 1876.

Under the deed provision was made for the debts in the estate being paid by instalments, and for the trustee selling any part or all……………………………more.

Football

The following teams of probables and improbables for the match with Wellington will play a game on the Recreation Ground on Saturday

Probables: - J FLEMING PERCY Mc RAE ROSS TAIAROA DEMPSEY MORRISON PATTERSON ROBSON TROTTER STEWART MOORE HAWKINS SYMONDS John FLEMING

Emergencies:- Mc KAY and NORRIS SWAN, CHILDS ad J ROSS

Improbables Team: - TAKU Mc KAY DAVIE Le QUESNE KNIGHT NORRIS FREEMAN SWAN STANTON CHILDS CORBETT HOWE BINGHAM CUTHBERT NELSON KELLS PEACOCK HUGHES STUBBS F KENNEDY

Emergencies: - Wi HAPI, Wi DUNCAN, HARDEN,BUNTING, GUY and POINTON.

A football match will be played at Farndon Park on Saturday between teams representing the St Paul’s Band of Hope and the Wesleyan Band of Hope.

The following will represent the Presbyterians: -

WRIGHTSON HAYDEN JAGO GRAINGER A RENOUF JOHNSTONE T BEAR BIANCHI SIMS LONG P BEAR DINWIDDIE S JAGO FRASER HOLT.

Emergencies: - VERNON and H BROWNE.

Court

Waipawa under yesterday’s date: -

An old identity named J WILKS was fined this morning for being drunk-WILKS is an old offender.

Tonight the concert takes place for the benefit of the man HOWES who was burnt out.

The children at the public school are going through their drill today very creditably, thanks to Mr WILLIAMSON, the head master.

I have no more news; so will tell a true story of a hasty marriage. Dan DEVINE arrived per steamer in HOBART one June morning. Passing round St David’s Church he jostled a young Irish woman who was coming from an opposite quarter. “No offence,” quoth Dan. “More t’other,” responded Mary, “You’re Irish,” quoth Dan. “And single at that,” said Mary. “I’m wanting a wife,” said Dan. “Take me at once,” replied Mary. The distance to Father WOOD’s place was a quarter of a mile.

The pair were married. Time, only 55 minutes. Dan was a civil servant, and his wife Mary was a very civil woman.

Superior Court of Bankruptcy

Wednesday August 29

Before His Honor the Chief Justice

Re William NEAL

Application for discharge-Mr LASCELLES for debtor-granted

Re John KARL

Application for discharge-Mr LOUGHNAN for debtor-granted

Re Samuel GRAHAM

Application for discharge-Mr CORNFORD for debtor: The Assignee (for whom Mr Mc LEAN appeared) reported that a creditor, a shepherd, had a preferential claim for wages amounting to £70.

His Honor said that claim would have to be settled before a discharge was granted, and postponed the case till Saturday morning.

Re James Mc KAY

Application for discharge-granted but suspended for three months.

Re Jeremiah SCANLON

Application for discharge-Mr CRESSWELL for debtor-granted.

Re Peter HANSEN

Application for discharge- Mr CRESSWELL for debtor-granted.

Re James DAVIS

Application for discharge- Mr CRESSWELL for debtor-granted.

Re Henry MONTEITH

Application for discharge- Mr DICK for debtor-granted but suspended for two months.

Re William A WARREN

Application for discharge. Mr LASCELLES for debtor.

Mr LEE opposed the application for some of the creditors in the estate, on the grounds that the debtor did not keep proper books, and that when he contacted some of his debts he could have had no reasonable expectation of being able to pay them.

The Assignee stated that he had never seen the debtor’s books, and when application was made for them the reply was that none had been kept.

The case was postponed till Saturday morning, the debtor to produce what books he had in his possession.

Re Henry J BAKER (Deceased)

Application for direction: -

Mr Mc LEAN for the Assignee

Mr CORNFORD for Allan FRANCE, claiming to be a creditor in the state for the sum of

£695 11s 6d.

The matter would be considered by His Honor between that time and Saturday morning.

Supreme Court

Criminal Sittings

Tuesday August 28

MULLINGER, HENDERSON and others.

In this case the plaintiff was the wife of one George MULLENGER, who is 1875, in partnership with one George BRETT, contracted with the Government to construct a length of railway between Tahoriaite and Woodville for the sum of £37,550.

In 1886 the firm being unable to further carry on business, contracts were assigned to the defendants Matthew HENDERSON, George WRATT and Thomas SIDEY.

George DREMMY, with a number of aliases charged with stealing a horse, saddle, and a bridle the property of Frederick TILEMAN.

Mr DICK said the accused was a lunatic and called Drs PRESTON and SPENCER and

Mr W MILLER, chief gaoler. Mr MILLER stated that accused was considered of unsound mind, and the same was thought eleven years ago when he was in gaol in Napier.

Paora MATAWHINA-charged with having committed perjury when giving evidence at the Lands Court at Wairoa.

HAMLIN v SUTTON

Deposed –

William SHARP gave evidence, the questions in dispute being practically of bookkeeping.

Court reserved judgment

Civil sittings

Woodville-August 28 1888


Last Saturday evening Mr POPE lectured in BICKERTON’S Hall.

Last night (Monday) at about half past 9 o’clock a cottage at the back of the police station owned by Mrs LIDDLE, of Napier was totally destroyed by fire.

The unemployed have started work. I understand that the work of clearing the line has been let to them by contract, and as there are a number of unemployed in the district arrangements have been made to enable them to be put on the work.

The three outgoing members of the Borough Council

Messrs RHODES, PALMER, and HAWKEN have been nominated for re-election.

Mr J TAYLOR is also a candidate, and will probably be elected.

Major Leigh Richmond BATTYE, whose death in a fight with the tribes bordering the Punjaub frontier was recently announced by the ninth son of Mr G W BATTYE, late of the Civil Service, and brother to the Quintin BATTYE who was killed in 1857 at the siege of Delhi, and of the Wigram BATTYE who was shot dead at the head of a squadron at the Camp of Guides, at Fatchabad, near Jeffalabad on April 2 1879.

Of his ten sons, all of whom Mr BATTYE gave to the military service of his country, there remain in active employment two: -

Colonel Arthur BATTYE who commanded the famous 2nd Ghoorkas in Sir F ROBERTS’ famous march, and was made a G.B for his services, and Major F BATTYE, now commanding the cavalry of the Corps of Guides on the Punjaub frontier.

HBH August 31 1888 Napier Bowling Meeting

Te annual meeting of the Napier Bowling Club was held in the Masonic Hotel last evening.

The President-Dr HITCHINGS in the chair

President-Dr HITCHINGS

Vice-president-Mr P W BALFOUR

Secretary and treasurer-Mr J T C COOK

Committee elected were: - Messrs HODGSON HOLT GUY REVANS.

There is a great demand For Messrs MURTON and WHITE’s sheep dip, which has been still further, perfected as the result of most careful experiments made by the firm.

Mr DENTON, who is well known here for his connection with the insurance matters, has left the government Insurance Department, and has been appointed Hawke’s Bay agent for the Equitable Assurance society of the United States-the largest life insurance corporation in the world.

BROUGHTON v TONORE and others

Those readers who have been following the above case in the HERALD will find a full report of this trial, which has been published in no other paper.

There will now have a complete account of all the proceedings.

The full text of the judgment delivered by His Honor the Chief Justice is published in this issue.


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