Here is the
first edition of Bush Advocate:
Bush Advocate :servicing Makotuku, Danevirke, Ormondville & Norsewood.
I am writing this place names as they have spelt them
Tuesday 08 May 1888
Norsewood is now showing signs of soon rising Phoenix
like from the ashes One or two cottages are already up, Mr WESTLAKE's
general store is being built.
Mr MAYNARD is building the Norsewood School & Masters house
Mr O. ERICKESEN is erecting a commodius hall
The appointment of a Clerk of the Danevirke Road Board,
rendered vacant by the death of Duncan mcCALLUM, has been conferred upon
G. WRATT - Chairman Danevirke Road Board
Last week Rev A.S. WEBB united in the holy bond of matrimony,
Mr alfred JOHANNSEN to Dorothea JACOBSEN, both of Norsewood
Mr J.W. BAKER & family , late of Ohanga ( about 30
miles from Wainui) has taken up permanent residency in Danevirke, having
brought the dwelling of Mr. B. AMUNDSEN. Mr AMUNDSEN is to reside at Maharahara.
Abel WEBBER is gazetted as Register -BDM at Norsewood
Danevirke School Committee
Meeting held at Mr BARGH's office. Present : Messrs ROBERTSON ( chair),
WILLIAMS, ALLARDICE, QUINLAN, WRATT & GFAFF.
The schoolmaster was objecting to having William WILEY taught at the school
for various reasons. The committee supported the master in refusing to
admit W. WILEY to the school
Thurs 10 May 1888 Bush Advocate
Mr GOULD - Solicitor - Waipawa
Kumeroa Hotel has changed hands, Mr McMILLAN having sold to Mr TATTERSALL,
Edward MARION - charged on information of Const. RYAN, obscene language
in a public place. Sentenced to 1 month 's imprisonment with hard labor
in Napier Gaol
William TAIT - Drunk & disorderly
Assessment Court - Ormondville
The following had their names entered on the roll:
Ormondville R.M. court
before G.A. PREECE R.M
E.O. OLSEN v .A. LAURVIG
Thomas NICHOLLS v G. BEATTY
Walter SCOTT v LYCETT & CROSS
J. ENGEBERTSEN v W.W. McCARDLE
RONBERG & CLAUSEN v H. LLOYD
Thomas M'GRATH v J. McCONVILLE
P.SKERRETT v W.W. McCARDLE
Bush Advocate 12 May 1888
Sat 12 May 1888
Fred William BUTLER - Clerk, Licensing Committee
Arthur WRIGHT - obtaining a license for the Junction Hotel,
Householders certificate: We the undersigned residing in the immediate
neighbourhood do hereby certify Arthur WRIGHT is a person of good fame
and reputation and fit and proper to have granted to him a publicans license:
Peter C. SANDER
Richard ESSEX - license for Matotuku Hotel
Engebret OLSEN - License for Crown Hotel at Norsewood
Bartholomew DENNEHY - License for Junction Hotel, Danevirke
Partnership dissolved of : Mathew HENDERSON, George WRATT
& Thomas McDERMOTT, trading as HENDERSON, WRATT & Co, Sawmillers,
John BARGH - Civil Engineer & Land Agent - Dvke
A.J. CRAWFORD - Makotuku sawmills
Duncan MACKAY - Drapery Warehouse, Dvke
J. ANDREWS - Tailor - Dvke
E.V. DIXON - Builder & Contractor
H.J. BAKER - Waipawa Brewery
J.C. DOLMAN - Plumber - Dvke
E.J. GOTHARD - Barristers - Dvke
P.F. WELLS - Dvke Brickyards
F.C.V. BIERRE - Accountant & Land Agent - Dvke
E. GRAY - Commission Agent - Kaikora
Mr LEASK - Surgeon & Mechanical Dentist - Napier
A.B. JACKSON - Danevirke Cordial Factory
A.L. GORDON - Danevirke Sash, Door & Wood factory
W. HENDERSON - Occidental Hotel - Napier
W. SIMMONS - Saddle & Harness Maker - Dvke
F. SHANLY - Coach Builder - Waipawa
W.H. NEAL - Artistic Photographer - Napier
Bush Advocate 15 May 1888
Tuesday 15 May 1888
F. FORWARD , Makotuku, has cheap sections for sale in
Ormondville, Makotuku & Kumeroa
Mr BUCK - Stationmaster at Makotuku is leaving for
Mr LUND ( Ormondvill) oes to Makotuku,and Mr BARROW ( Dvke) is leaving.
In addition to his office as Station & Postmaster, Mr BUCK will be
the Registrar of BDM's.
RENATA's strong room at Omahu was opened yesterday. Contrary
to expectations, there was not a great deal of money found.
Asad death from Wallingford. William GRAINGER, aged 64
years hanged himself in his cowshed on Friday afternoon. He lost his only
boy by drowning a few days previous and had given away to the drink since.
Bush Advocate 17 May 1888
Mr NELSON - resigned Mastership of Danevirk School
K.T. MORTENSEN - Butcher - Norsewood
Mr WILSON - New stationmaster - Ormondville
Three Ormondville youngsters ( R.GROOM, W. GUNDRIE &
J. GROWSE) became lost after they crossed the Manawatu River in pursuit
of game. Volunteers:
Messrs SIDDELS ( Const), CONNELY, R. BBAKER & GRANT went in search
of the youngsters. They were found at 12.30am, wet & cold and three
miles from the river.
John SULLIVAN at present residing at Ormondville was last
week married to Miss AHERN. Father AHERN, the brides brother officiated
at the ceremony which took place at the Catholic Chapel, Ormondville.
Mr SULLIVAN will be residing on the Umutoroa Block, Danevirk where he
took up land as a special settler under the Waipawa Association
Me SIDDELS, brother of the Constable at Ormondville, has
started business as a butcher at Makotuku
At Ormonsville one of Mr LINEHAM's children, a ten month
old infant was burnt on Saturday. It's dress caught on fire and a wound
being inflicted on it's right breast and side. Mr REMINGTON, the chemist,
examined the child and said the wound was only superficial. The mother
however took her babe to Dr. VON. MIRBACH, Waipawa who said the child
Following Appointments were confirmed:
Mr & Miss BEDDINGFIELD - Master & Mistress - Takapau
Mr WEBBER - Master - Norsewood
Following Resignations accepted:
Mr WOODHALL - Takapau
Mr WEBBER - Ormondville
Mr NELSON - Danevirk
Mr BEDDINGFIELD - Norsewood
Bush Advocate 19 May 1888
Sat 19 May 1888
Messrs JULSRUD & LAURVIG - Blacksmiths - Norsewood
Std VI, V, IV, III - taught by Mr NELSON
Std II,I & Preparatory Classes - taught by Miss ANDREWS assisted by
Miss MILLS, the senior pupil teacher
Charles BADDELEY - Railway Hotel - Dvke
James ALLARDICE - Danevirke Hotel
R. ESSEX - Makotuku Hotel
W. HENDERSON - Occidental Hotel - Napier
John DALE - Temperance Hotel - Napier
Bartholomew DENNEHY - Junction Hotel - Dvke
David SMITH - Beaconsfield - Makotuku
L.D. BICKERTON - Masonic Hotel - Woodville
Arhtur M'CARTNEY - Caledonian Hotel - Napier
T. WATERWORTH - Provincial Hotel - Clive square - Napier
George WRIGHT - Danevirke Bakery
RONBERG & CLAUSEN - Danevirke Ready Money Store
J. SKINNER - Ormondville Bakery
E.O. OLSEN - Post Office Store - Norsewood
H. OLSEN - Norsewood Butchery
O. ERICKSEN - Norsewood Village Store
R. GROOM - General Merchant - Ormondville
G. WARD - Billiard Saloon & Tobacconist - Dvke
W. CATT - Hairdresser & Tobacconist - Dvke
W. WESTLAKE - Working Men's Store - Ormondville
E.H. NEWMAN - Drapery - Waipawa
J. RICHARDS - Fruiterer - Dvke
T. BADDELEY - Blacksmith & farrier - Dvke
F. ELMBRANCH - Blacksmith & Wheelwright - Dvke & Kumeroa
Clemmen PETERSEN - Bootmaker - Dvke
R.T. BRIGHOUSE - Manager Aerated Waters, Wine & Cordial Manufacturers
Papers Past Bush Advocate 22 & 24 May 1888
Tues 22 May 1888
C.L. THYSTRUP - Cabinet maker - Norsewood
Lauritz FRIIS - Magatera Hotel - Dvke
Court before W.F. KNIGHT J.P
Hugh BUTLER - Threatening & abusive language to Emily HAGGINSEN
Thurs 24 May 1888
Patrick MADDEN, Napier, Butcher, has been arrested in
Wellington on a charge of embezzling money belonging to Mr John HIGGINS
Hawkes Bay Schools
New Schools :
Additions to Schools :
Napier ( Hastings St)
Papers Past Bush Advocate 26 May 1888
The death of Miss Alice PARSONS who succumbed yesterday
morning at the early age of 22 , fell to the disease of consumption at
the residence of her brother in law, Mr CRAWFORD, Makotuku. Her earthly
remains will be deposited at the Norsewood cemetery and the funeral will
take place tomorrow, starting from Makotuku at 12 noon
WAIPAWA County Council
J.L. HERRICK ( Chair)
Clerk, Treasurer & Rate Collector: C. TUELY
Returning Officer : S. JOHNSON
Road Engineer : A. GILMOUR
TAKAPAU Road Board
S. Johnston ( Chair)
Clerk : J. STUART
School Committee S. JOHNSTON ( Chair & Treasurer)
J.WOOD ( Secretary)
Teacher : D. BEDINGFIELD
ORMONDVILLE Resident Magistrate
Clerk of Court P. SKERRETT, Waipawa
Constable J. SIDDLES
Town Board F. FORWARD ( Chair)
Clerk : J.H. MAYNARD
R. ROYTHORNE ( Chair)
Clerk : J. SIDDLES
R.R. GROOM ( Chair)
J. H. MAYNARD
Rev A. H. WEBB ( Secretary)
Teacher : J.C. WESTALL
NORSEWOOD School Committee
O. ERICKSEN ( Chair)
H.M. RIES ( Treasurer)
C. FREDRIKSEN ( Secretary)
Teacher : A. H. WEBBER
Rev. E. NIELSEN
MAKOTUKU School Committee
J. BRABAZON ( Chair & Secretary )
Teacher : F.D. FERGUSSON
DANEVIRKE Town Board
G. WRIGHT ( Chair)
Clerk & Returning Officer : W. BIERRE
Engineer : J. BARGH
Road Board G. WRATT ( Chair)
Clerk & Returning Officer : W. BIERRE
Engineer : J. BARGH
E. ROBERTSHAW ( Chair)
H. GRAFF ( Secretary)
D. MACKAY ( Chair)
Clerk : F.W. BUTLER
Rev. R. STEWART
Papers Past Bush Advocate 29 May 1888
G. WRATT has resigned from the County Council.
Thomas BISHOP - Stock Agent, Hastings, died on Saturday
Marriage YOUNGHUSBAND - ROBJOHN : On May 5, at Stanhope
House, Napier, by Rev David SIDEY, John YOUNGHUSBAND to Annie E. ROBJOHN
Mr Henry James BAKER of Waipawa died as a result of an
accident on Saturday when he was thrown from a horse. His funeral is to
take place at Waipawa this afternoon.
Mrs LYCETT & her children escaped injury when they
were being driven from Makotuku to Ormondville. They were going up a steep
incline when the horse refused to tackle the
hill and commenced backing. It backed the trap off the road and towards
a slope dropping 40 feet to the Ormondville stream. Mrs LYCETT threw her
young babe out, which fortunately fell into some brushwood. The trap was
stopped by a log and the occupants were thrown out. None of them were
Thurs 31 May 1888 Bush Advocate
Magisterial Danevirke 30 May before M. HENDERSON Esq J.P
Peter HEMINGSEN - obscene language in a public place. Sentenced to three
months at Mr MILLER's Hotel , Napier, with hard labor as a reminder. Also
charged with smashing the door of the railway Hotel. fined 40 shillings
Sat 02 June 1888
Mr. W. BERKHAN of Maharahara has secured the contract
for felling 1,000m acres of bush for W.F. KNIGHT, Kaitoke
Ormondville Court before R.R. GROOM & W. SMALL J.P.'s
Henry WALKER & W.G. RICHARDS pleaded guilty to the charge of larceny
of a quantity of grog at the Beaconsfields
Hotel. They had been under the influence of drink at the time and looked
on it more as a joke. They were sent up for 14 days. Henry WALKER has
not been in the district long. W.G.
RICHARDS is well known among the jockey and horse racing fraternity. Both
of them were working at the Beaconsfield Hotel at the time of their arrest.
The appointment of James BUCK & John F. OLSEN as Registrars
of BDM for Danevirke & Norsewood are gazetted.
Mr TEAGUE the lightweight champion notifies his readiness
to Mr BAYNE of Danevirke.
The following were elected as new members of the Licensing
Committee at Danevirke: John HENDERSON, John BARGH, Angus MACKAY, Duncan
MACKAY & Hans JENSEN
Mr TRAY - Contractor - Mangatara
Tues 05 June 1888
W. DIXON & R. WORKMAN while on a hunting excursion
in Hendersons & Wratt's Bush, Danevirke, came across human remains
which they brought into town for examination. Dr WILLIAMS after having
inspected them is of the opinion they belong to a white man and have been
exposed for 30 years or more. Perhaps some old resident can recollect
if anyone has been lost or not.
H. SMITH - Premier Sawmill - Makotuku
Charles JACOBSEN has the contract for the cutting and
the logging at Messrs RICHTER, NAUNSTEAD & Co's mill
A relative of Mr REMINGTON, the Chemist will be the new
doctor at Ormondville
A well known and popular settler H.W. GASSON has purchased
the Beaconsfield Hotel, Makotuku from D. SMITH
The late master of Danevirke School, Mr NELSON left yesterday
to take up his new appointment at Tologa Bay.
Matamau School Committee
Anders LARSEN ( Chairman)
Thurs 07 June 1888
Messrs O. ERICKSEN, E. OLSEN & A.THORESEN
are now busy erecting the Norsewood Town Hall.
Mr. C. BIRSS has brought the Danevirke Cordial Factory
from A.B. JACKSON
Mr. F. ELMBRANCH has taken possession of his new Blacksmith's
John MARSHALL, Woodville, charged with cruelly beating
his stepson George MARSHALL aged 9 years. From the evidence it appeared
that MARSHALL was in the habit of knocking the boy about with a buckle,
an amusement that he varied by pouring kerosene down the child's throat.
From the appearance of the lad it was evident he had been continually
beaten and half starved as well. MARSHALL was fined 10 pounds or two months
imprisonment. It is a great pity that such a scoundrel was not treated
to 50 lashes.
Sat 09 June 1888
Death JACKSON : On 7 June, at Wellington, after along, painful illness,
the wife of A.B. JACKSON of Danevirke
Mr CATT - opened Registery Office in Danevirke
Mr BALLANTYNE has resigned as a teacher at Heretaunga School
James REARDEN - Bricklayer was charged with fighting in Main St, Danevirke.
Fined 10 shillings
Ormondville Licensing Bench
Ormondville Hotel - C. LEACH - granted
Makotuku Hotel - R. ESSEX - granted
Beaconsfield - will be considered on 30 June
F. ELMBRANCH has disposed of his Blacksmiths business
at Kumeroa to W. BROWN, late of Waipawa.
Danevirke Licensing Bench
Danevirke Hotel - J. ALLARDICE
Railway Hotel - C. BADDELEY
Junction Hotel - B. DENNEHY
Magatera Hotel - L. FRIIS
All the above were granted licenses
Tues 12 June 1888
Messrs REISIMA & JACOBSEN ( Norsewood) were
the successful tenderers for logging & cross cutting at Mr H. SMITH's
Messrs DICKEY & Co, Butchers Danevirke, sold their
business yesterday to John SEBLEY, Waipawa, late of Porangahau Mr SEBLEY
has had 20 years experience on Mr HUNTER's
station as a stockman & butcher
Norsewood Licensing Committee Application for two licenses
A. WRIGHT - Junction - granted
E. OLSEN - Crown.
The police objected to the Crown getting a license , as it did not have
the accomodation required by the Act. Bench would issue a license for
the Crown as soon as the extra accomodation had been completed
Thurs 14 June 1888
Magisterial Ormondville Court before G. A. PREECE Esq
P. MAGNUSSEN - obscene & threatening language at the Post Office Store.
E.O OLSEN & J.F. OLSEN gave evidence for the prosecution.
Jens Christian SORENSEN for the defence. Case dismissed
P. MAGNUSSEN - unlawful trespassing & using threatening language to
SMALL, Storekeeper, Norsewood. Fined 2 shillings
Mr F.O.B. LOUGHNAN defended in both cases
T. NICHOLLS v G. BEATTY
J. W. ANDREWS v G. NORDLOF
F.W. HOLLINS v W. PARSONS
Same v A. WAGNER
W.H. BEALE v H.A. CRAWFORD
Court Rising Sun v W. SCHMIDT
Same v W. HUTCHINSON
Same v W. CRUMP
Danevirke Town Board v J. MARTIN
W. WEST v J.W. ANDREWS
Sat 16 June 1888
J.A. DANIELSON - Chairman of Maharahara Board
Mr BARROW, late Station master at Danevirke is opening a general store
Henry Walter GASSON , Makotuku -Applied for license for Beaconsfield at
Makotuku Householders endorsing his reputation : John TOWERS, J. MOSEN,
T. HALL, Alfred SUGDEN, Charles SCARFE, J.W. ANDREWS, Anders STEFFENSEN,
William HULL, Dennis MANN, Francis FORWARD
Tues June 19 1888
Births MACKAY : On 14 th inst at her residence, Danevirke, Mrs Duncan
MACKAY, of a son
DANIELSON : At Mataiwi, on 17 June, wife of J.A.
DANIELSON, of a daughter.
Dr LESLIE - Ormondville
Dr ISDELL - Waipawa
J. PETERSEN - Blacksmith at Norsewood
Mr D. CARMICHAEL - Makotuku - His little boy was almost
killed by having his skull laid open with the blow of an axe which his
little sister was playing with at the time.
Mr DONGHI's son, about eight years old, had his arm broken
above the elbow by a kick of a horse
Court Before R.R. GROOM & W. SMALL
On information of Mrs SUMMERSBY,
Mrs Sarah McJURY of Takapau was charged for using obscene language on
the Takapau platform on the arrival of the evening train. She pleaded
The language was too filthy to be spoken in court, some of it was written
down and handed to the bench. She was sent up for three months, with hard
Thurs 21 June 1888
Mr BRIGHOUSE - opened a butchery in Danevirke
A swagger answering to the name of Henry CALDWELL was before Mr R.R. GROOM
J.P. for being illegally on the premises of the Takapau School. He pleaded
guilty and was sent up for 7 days. The name of the
individual illegally on school premise of Takapau was not CALDWELL, as
stated by himself, but CALDER. He hails from Napier and has some connection
with one of the papers there.
The English Church, St. John the Baptist, Danevirke will
be opened next Sunday. The style is what is called " Early Decorated".
The builder was Mr. E.V. DUNN & W. DIXON the painter. The minister
is Rev. E. ROBERTSHAW. The cost of the land & buildings was 500 pounds
Education Board Danevirke School - 170 pupils attending
but only has room for 75. Miss ALLARDICE is the pupil teacher.
Makotuku School - Miss FRIBERG - Mistress
Sat 23 June 1888
Since the foundation of the colony, 2236 lives have been lost through
drowning in our rivers
The number of arrivals in our colony during the month of May were 923
and departures 2119. 117 Chinamen arrived and 22 left the colony during
The contractors for the drive in the Maharahara Copper
Mine are now in 116 feet.
The tender for the building addition to E. OLSEN's Crown
Hotel, Norsewood, is Messrs YOUNGMAN Bros for 89 pounds.
Mr CRERAR, an old and well known Waipawa settler died
at the hotel of Mr SCRIMGEOUR, Waipawa on Thursday last. He leaves a number
of grown up sons and daughters.
His son P. CRERAR of Tamaki and his son in law, W. STEWART of Paihatua
are popular and respected settlers amongst us. The funeral is today.
Tues 26 June 1888
The licensee of the Waipukurau Refreshment Rooms is to
be had up for sly grog selling.
At Hastings on Saturday, Mr E. FAULKNOR had his leg broken
while playing rugby.
Mr H. CARLSON's youngest son, August, broke his arm above
the wrist while skating at the Waipukurau rink.
W. SIMMONS, Saddler of Danevirke, has sold his business
to Mr. WIGGINS, Wellington. Mr Thor JENSEN is currently carrying on the
business on behalf of the purchaser. It is
likely Mr WIGGINS will dispose of the business to Mr JENSEN.
John ENGEBRETSEN of Norsewood ,was hurt when he was thrown
from a loaded four wheeler and one of the wheels passed over his back.
Thurs 28 June 1888
Mr ILLINGWORTH has been appointed Verger of St. John's
The son of William HOWSE of Ormondville, had the first
finger on his right hand chopped off yesterday. Dr. LESLIE bandaged the
finger back on, with
a view of getting the pieces to knit.
Mr K.F. MORTENSEN is to erect a Sawmill and Flourmill
Me HEGH, Storekeeper, Norsewood, is erecting a flourmill
on his property fronting the Danish Line ( Norsewood - Ormondville Road).
The mill will be worked by water power.
Sat 30 June 1888
Mr Jas. THORBURN - Blacksmith
Beaconsfield - License, granted
Mr SEBLEY has taken over the butchering business of Messrs
DICKEY & Co.
Mr A.C. WEBBER is now living permanently at the Tamaki
Mr ALLARDICE is to built a new large hotel in Danevirke
Yesterday Constable RYAN, arrested a man well known about
Danevirke, James MORTON. He was wanted for watch stealing, the watch being
the property of Frank WERNER.
A. WRIGHT, landlord of the Junction Hotel, Norsewood,
has opened his greatly improved and renovated premises and will now give
far superior accomodation. Mr WRIGHT was at the Temperance Hotel in Napier
for several years.
Tues 03 July 1888
Court before M. HENDERSON & W.F. KNIGHT. J.P's James MORTON - for
watch stealing - 3 months with hard labor. P.A. ROSS - A vagrant, received
14 days as he had no visible means of support.
Thurs 05 July 1888
Mr POPPLEWELL, Kaikora, to be the new teacher at Danevirke School.
Sat 07 July 1888
It is said that a bed of mud oysters, equal to those of Stewart Island
have been discovered near Napier
Mr BATES - Danevirke Wood Turning Factory
Andreas OLSEN - Chairman of the Building Comm. Lutheran Church, Norsewood.
P.O. BEDERSEN - resides at Matamu
H.A. BAMFORD- Barrister & Solicitor - Danevirke
W.H. BARROW - Accountant - Dvke
W. CATT - Dvke Registry Office - For employment
F.J. CHELL - Bricklayer - Makotuku & Ormondville
Dr Henry WILLIAMS - Woodville
JULSRUD & LAURVIG - Norsewood Shoeing Forge
H.J. GILBERD - Taradale Nursery
Miss NATTRASS - Dressmaker - Drapery Warehouse, Dvke
BAKER & TABUTEAU - Auctioneers & Land Agents, Napier
H. NAPHTALI - Pawn Broker, Hastings St, Napier
Mr LEASK - Surgeon & Mechanical dentist, Napier
Tues 10 July 1888
Miss Janette CHRISTOFHERSON - Norsewood Millinery & Drapery
Mrs E. V. DIXON of Tahoraite has died
Mrs HENNINGSEN, whose husband is now undergoing a sentence in the Napier
Gaol, has received 2 pounds from the Charitable Aid Board.
Constable BARRY, stationed at Woodville, today arrested
H. CLIFFORD on a warrant of false pretences at Matamau.
P. CRERAR - Tamaki Hotel
Thurs 12 July 1888
H. CLIFFORD was sentenced at Woodville before
Messrs SOWRY & C. HALL J.P's for fraud. He received 6 months gaol
with hard labor.
Ormondville R.M Court before Capt. G.A. PREECE
Criminal Breach of Railway Bye Laws
D. CARMICHAEL - allowing a cow and calf to trespass on the railway line
near Matotuku. fined Landlord of Makotuku Hotel - allowing his horse to
stray onto the line - Dismissed
Assault Joseph KUHTZE - charged with assaulting Jens Christian SORENSEN.
Deposed Jens Christian SORENSEN - Settler - Norsewood. Stated that he
had left Ormondville a little worse for liquor and had visited KUHTZE's
Brewery, where he had some beer with LUNDQVIST, TODD & JENSEN. KUHTZE
& SORENSEN argued over money, KUHTZE, struck him with a stick and
felled him to the ground
Jens Larsen JENSEN
Martin JENSEN - Settlr - Danish Line , was in the brewery at the time
of the assault buying two gallons of beer. Case dismissed
Breach of Licensing Act
Joseph KUHTZE - charged with unlawfully selling 8 glasses of beer, the
night of the assault.
ANDERSON v ADRAIN
A. NANNESTAD v A.A. LYCETT
E. CHRISTOFFERSON v H. CLIFFORD
J. SIDDELLS v CRAWFORD
HENDERSON & WRATT v C. WALKER
E. CHRISTOFFERSON v GAMMON
T. NELSON & O. OLSEN v Karl SCHMIDT
Sat 14 July 1888
Another local industry in Danevirke- Charcoal
Burning - W.C. GAVIN
A Dunedin firm, Messrs R. HUDSON & Co are about
to commence the manufacture of starch and cornflour on a large scale
Mr E. OLSEN intends opening his Crown Hotel at Norsewood
at the end of next week.
Some weeks ago we mentioned that K.F. MORTENSEN was erecting
a sawmill and flourmill at Norsewood.
The name of the settler starting these industries is Jacob MARTINSEN.
K.F. MORTENSEN has the contract to erect these mills.
Tues 17 July 1888
Mr WEBBER, Headmaster at Ormondville led Miss PYKE of Makotuku to
the hymenal altar on Saturday last. The Rev. A.S. WEBB officiated. We
beg to offer the customary congratulations.
Thurs 19 July 1888
A return has been perpared of the ages of the children in the H.B.
education District. Under six years - 207 Boys, 177 Girls. Between 6 &
7 425 Boys & 400 Girls. If the school age was raised to seven years,
20% of children now attending would have to be withdrawn, with a corresponding
saving to the board.
Mr DANIELSON is now removing his store from Matahiwi to Maharahara
Sat 21 July 1888
The infant son of Mr ROBERTS, of the Heretaunga,
fell backwards into a tub of boiling water. On Mrs ROBERTS removing the
clothes, the skin from
the scalded parts was torn off. The infant is still alive
Miss M. BALSTAD, broke her leg below the knee at
the Norsewood Skating Rink.
Tues 24 July 1888
Mr D. WILSON is gazetted Postmaster at Ormondville,
Mr LUND - Makotuku & Mr BUCK, Danevirke.
Total number of native children on the books of
native schools during 1887 was 2631.
The man " Dublin" was arrested by Const.
RYAN for drunkenness at Danevirke, received 48 hours gaol.
Thurs 26 July 1888
Birth McCARTIE : On 25th inst, at her residence, Danevirke, wife R.B.
McCARTIE, of a son.
Mr.E. OLSEN opened his Crown Hotel at Norsewood yesterday
Sat 28 Jul 1888
Death SUGDEN : On 26th inst at Makotuku, Joseph Henry SUGDEN. Aged
12 years 9 months.
A Matamau settler, James HARWOOD, who was working at Mr SMITH's Premier
Mills, had one of his thumbs crushed. It happened in the morning and fortunately
he was able to catch the morning train for Waipuikurau and have the crushed
Mr ROSITER, Danevirke, gashed his arm badly when the knife
slipped as he was cutting up a hide.
Tues 31 July 1888
It will interest Bush Settlers to hear that their old friend, Mr A.
B. JACKSON has secured the Commercial Hotel, Willis St, Wellington. He
takes possession on the 6th of August.
Mr A.B. THOMSEN is to build a general store at Norsewood
The Crown Hall in Norsewood has been opened
Albert MORGAN is a resident at Matamau
hurs 02 Aug 1888
Word came across from Waipawa, that the charge
against John ADAMS for sly grog selling , has been sheeted home. He was
fined 25 pounds + costs. Rather
hard on old John. Thundering shame there is no license at the Refreshment
Rooms here anyhow.
E.V. DIXON - Draughtsman - Dvke
Sat 04 Aug 1888
The partnership between Messrs J. MATTHEWS, A.C. WEBBER & D. GUY
at Makotuku, has been dissolved
Mr POPPLEWELL, the newly appointed Headmaster for Danevirke School, has
The jeweller shop of Mr. A. FRASER, Hastings was broken into on Thursday
night and articles to the value of 200 pounds were taken
Tues 07 Aug 1888
Mr. G. BEATTY, Matamau, has sought the protection of the court.
Mr. C. DAVIES - Tailor - Woodville
A boy named WILEY, was arrested at Danevirke last evening by Const. RYAN.
He is charged with stealing from the tills of various tradesmen in the
town. He will be brought before the court tomorrow.
The daughter of Mr H.S. BROWN, DAnevirke was hurt when
she was thrown from her trap and the horse dragged the wheel of the cart
over part of her leg, inflicting an ugly wound. She is progressing favorably.
Thurs 09 Aug 1888
Mr. J.A. BURMESTER - Danevirke Tea Mart
Police Court - Danevirke before HENDERSON & KNIGHT J.P.'s William
WYLIE - 3 charges of larceny from the shops of RONBERG & CLAUSEN &
Edward PRIOR, Chemist (2x).
He pleaded guilty. Three months in the Napier Gaol with hard labor.
Sat 11 Aug 1888
Marriage CARLSON - AMUNDSEN : On Wednesday 08 Aug in Church St. John
the Baptist, Danevirke, by Rev. E. ROBERTSHAWE, Olaf, eldest son of Henry
to Agnes Agustara, second daughter of Mr. B. AMUNDSEN, Maharahara.
George BEST, 45 years old, was killed at Woodville yesterday
morning while bush felling. A limb fell and knocked out his brains.
Norsewood School Committee The following applications
for mistress were received:
Miss Ellen EWING - Wanganui
Miss Amy. W. ARROW - Kaikora
Miss Venetia HALTON - Napier
Miss M.J.THOMAS - Akaroa
Miss H.J. GRANT - Waipawa
Miss M.F. HALL - Gisborne
Miss HALL was appointed
ANDERSON v LYCETT & CROSS
OLSEN v LYCETT & CROSS
THOMSEN v ERICKSEN
FORWARD v EGAN
CROSS v WAGNER
MAYNARD v SLIPPER
J.W. ANDREWS v LUNDQUIST
The Makotuku School now has over 100 puils.
| Mr W. ELLINGHAM is leaving Takapau next week to take charge of the Waverly
R. MAY - Blacksmith - Takapau
Mr WOOD - Station Master - Takapau
Tues 14 Aug 1888
Death BATES : At Christchurch, killed by accident on the railway on
Aug 10, William BATES. Aged 75 years.
Mr William BATES of Christchurch whom died recently, is the father of
Mr. T. BATES, Danevirke
Two men named ATKINSON & FITZGERALD brought into town with them a
man named John DUNCAN, who had been found in a whare at Kereu, suffering
from consumption. He is to be sent to Waipukurau Hospital.
A son of W.R. BLYTHE, Napier, broke his leg a day or two ago throught
the horse he was riding falling.
Thurs 16 Aug 1888
Constable Gray who was stationed in Danevirke for about 5 years, has
left the service and taken up a farm near Wanganui.
The son of Mr THOMPSON, Schoolmaster at Matamau was hit
by the evening train between Matamau & Makotuku. He received a severe
gash across the nose and front portion of
At Norsewood, Mr William HOWSE's dwelling house was completely
destroyed by fire last night.
Sat 18 Aug 1888
Mrs ERICKSON has opened a drapery shop adjoining Mr BRIGHOUSE's establishment
in the Main St, Danevirke
There are 4 "pubs" in Eketahuna
Messrs BAKER & TABUTEAU report the following
Section 148 Norsewwod - 300 pounds - J. BRABAZON
Sect. 6,7,8,9,10,11 - Danevirke - 110 pounds - J.F. WELLS
Sect. 41,42,55 - Dvke - 387 pounds - H.C. ROBJOHNS
Sect. 43,44,45 - Dvke - J. YOUNGHUSBAND
The death is reported from Waipawa of Nopera KUIKAINGA,
a well known chief living at Taiparu Pah. Death was accelerated, it is
said, by an operation which he recentlly underwent in the amputation of
J.D. GILLIES - Engineer - Woodville - is leaving for Greymouth
The Tamaki Hotel was burned down last evening. The popular proprietor,
Peter CRARER lost everything. The house belonged to Mr VAUTIER, Napier,
as trustee in the DROWER estate.
Tues 21 Aug 1888
Birth MILLER : At Danevirke on 19th inst, wife of Thomas MILLER, of
Long pending change of School Masters took place
Mr WEBBER - Norsewood
Mr WESTHALL - Ormondville
Mr BEDINGFIELD - Takapau
The new night school at Makotuku will be opened for the
first time tomorrow evening. Some 20 scholars have enrolled. Mr FERGUSSON
is to take the class.
Ormondville Court before R.R. GROOM J.P.
Daniel STEWART - Drunk & disorderly
Thurs 23 Aug 1888
Mr. D. GRANT who learnt his trade with Mr. JONES of Waipukurau
is about to start business at Ormondville as a Blacksmith.
Education Board Appointments:
Miss HALL - Norsewood
Mrs HYDE - Onga Onga
Miss LITTLE - Kumeroa
Sat 25 Aug 1888
The Woodville & Pahiatua Schools are closing
owing to the prevelance of scarletina.
The new school at Norsewood has finished being built.
The contractor was Mr MAYNARD. The school will be opened on Thursday.
Entertainment will be given in Ormondville on Wednesday
next, in aid of the HOWES family, who lost their home in a fire. Mr HORNSBY
will be working the affair assisted
by Misses JONES & CARLYLE. Messrs A.E. JULL, W.H.J. BENNETT, J. ANDREWS,
SARGISSON, J. MAYNARD & F. HOLLINS
Woodville R.M. Court before R. WARD.R.M.
C. BADDELEY v P.M. DOWSETT
TRACEY v E.V. DIXON
Vincent RASMUSSEN v A.B. JACKSON
D. MACKAY v LOVEJOY
W. MAY v A. B. JACKSON
Richard WARNER v W.D. PRICHARD
Robert SCOTT v John RIGGER
FRASER & BURMESTER v A.B. JACKSON
W. NICHOLSON v T. BEWLEY
C. BIRSS v ROWSE
J. PEARSON v W. HOWSE
T. LOONEY v Maharahara Road Board
Tues 28 Aug 1888
Supreme Court at Napier
Alleged Fraud Timothy CONDON - Baker - Acquitted
Alleged Perjury Ambrose BEARPARK - Not guilty
Frank CHRISTIE & Thomas WARNE - charged with
breaking into the dwelling of John MERRYLEES , Kaikora. Deposed;
John MERRYLEES - Storekeeper - Kaikora
E. GREENSIDE - employed by Mr. MERRYLEES
Thomas WELLS - working manager for Arcdeacon WILLIAMS at Te AUTE.
Were found guilty. CHRISTIE - 5 years penal
servitude. WARNE - 1 years hard labor.
Horse Stealing Arthur WALKER, aged 16 years pleaded guilty
to the charge. The lads parents reside at Okawa and the boy was incorrigible,
his parents having no control over him. He was found guilty and received
2 years imprisonment with hard labor.
Larceny & Forgery
Alfred BRACE - stealing from the house of Samuel PINDER. Found guilty.
2 years imprisonment with hard labor
Thurs 30 Aug 1888
A money order office will be opened at Kumeroa on Sept 1st.
On Tuesday before M. HENDERSON J.P. , John JONES - Drunk
A young man, William CHINN was arrested at Danevirke
on Tuesday by Cost, RYAN and brought befor Messrs KNIGHT & HENDERSON
J.P's, charged with obtaining
money by false pretences. He pleaded guilty. He was sent up for one months
Mr C. O'REILLY from Waipawa has established a boot
& shoe business in Danevirke
Mrs SHERLOCK, eldest daughter of Mr.W.H. BEALE, of Ormondville,
died on Tuesday morning at about 4.ooam, while giving birth to twins.
Mrs SHERLOCK had grown up at Ormondville at which place she was married.
Her husband is in the railway employ and Mrs SHERLOCK was staying with
parents until the event would be over. Had she lived this would have been
her first time of becoming a mother. Both the infants died. We beg to
offer our sincere sympathy to the parents under their heavy afflicition
Bush Advocate 01, 04 & 06 Sept 1888
Sat 1 Sept 1888
The new school at Norsewood was opened on Thursday evening.
There were fully 150 people present. The Norsewood Brass Band was present.
Tues 04 Sept 1888
Mr Thomas MILLER has moved into his new house on the Umutaoroa Block.
On of the Emu's in the Botanical Gardens in Napier, has laid four eggs,
but exhibits no disposition to sit.
Alleged Cattle Stealing Woodville - At Police Court this
morning JENKINS & PARKER, two village settlers were charged with stealing
cattle. Remanded. Six others are implicated.
Thurs 06 Sept 1888
Mr. A. OLSEN of Norsewood is confined to his bed through the effects
of a cold caught by getting wet and remaing in his wet clothes.
Mr McPHUNN, manager of the Mangatoro Run has died. Death was brought on
by a severe chill.
Copper has been struck at last at Maharahara.
Sat 08 Sept 1888
Mr WESTLAKE is about to have a four roomed cottage erected near Mr
CASTLE's residence at Ormondville. It will be of the style known as as
At the Woodville Police Court, three village settlers,
John JENKINS, James PARKER & William STEGGARS were committed for trial
for killing and taking away the meat of a cow belonging
to Mr H.R. HOLDER
Ormondville Town Board Nominations;
Mrs HERBERT - School cleaner - Ormondville.
Tues 11 Sept 1888
Death McPHUN : On 5 Sept, at Mangatora, David McPHUN. Aged 32 years
Mr G. PRESCOTT - Takapau, has met with a nasty accident.
He was engaged in braking some trucks down an incline and he was knocked
off the truck on which he was standing. He is badly bruised on the back
& thigh. But no seriuos consequences are expected.
JULSRUD & LAURVIG - Norsewood have dissolved their
Ormondville Magistrares Court Before R.R. GROOM J.P
Henry HYAM, aged about 13 years. Was charged with stealing fowls, the
property of William PIKE, Makotuku. Prisoner denied stealing the fowls
but did admit to having them in his possession, having received permission
to take the fowls from an infant son of PIKE. The prisoner was discharged
Thurs 13 Sept 1888
Mr . W. WORBOYS has been appointed Clerk of
Maharahara Road Board.
Mr HOLT of Napier is about to remove his Spit Sawmill
The 'good men & true" were nominated for
Danevirke Town Board:
Considerable interest is being taken in Napier over a
case now being tried there. Joseph MAYO is suing Mr. D. A. STURROCK, second
master at the Disrict
School for 100 pounds damages for having caused the deafness of Gertrude
MAYO through boxing her ears and fracturing the tympanum of the ear.
Mr. R. STEVENS, the contractor at Mr WESTLAKE's mill, met with an accident
when a piece of timber was thrown back from the saw at which he was working,
striking him on the head. The force of the blow was broken by the slash
board, or else a fatal accident would have resulted.
Mr. R. DUNCAN, Napier, has furnished the Ormondville Town
Board with an excellent 6 foot x 5 foot map of their district.
George ELLIS, the popular brewer of Hastings and Mayor
of that city has been on a visit to the bush.
Ormondville Court before G.A. PREECE Esq R.M Magisterial
Wife Desertion T. CROW appeared to answer the charge
of deserting his wife, E.M. CROW and having failed to contribute anything
towards her support or that of their four children.
Mrs CROW resided at Ashley Clinton and since the desertion had lived with
her father, George DUNHAM, farmer, who had supported her and her children,
the youngest being 12 years. T. CROW lived at Takapau - stated that his
father -in - law had threatened to strike him and had told him to clear
out. The children had been cautioned not to speak to him. Said that he
was willing to take his wife back, if she would come to him, but he was
out of work at present.
Case adjourned for a month so defendant could make arrangements for maintaining
GOULD v D. CARMICHAEL
SKINNER v GANNON
RISEMAN v LYCETT & CROSS
Ormondville Road Board v A. A. LYCETT
CROSS v WAGNER
MARTIN v CRAWFORD
SVENDSEN v HANSEN
LOVEJOY & HENDERSON v GIBSON
GIBSON v LOVEJOY
Sat 15 Sept 1888
After we went to press on Thursday, the telephone between Norsewood
andthe outside world was formally opened. Mr W.C. SMITH MHR sending a
messageto Mr W. SMALL, Norsewood.
Mr MAYNARD - Sash & Door Factory - Ormondville
A two roomed house, the property of Anders HALVORSEN, Norsewood, was destroyed
by fire on Thursday night at about 10 pm.
Ormondville Licensing Comm.
They are all residing at Ormondville , and a majority are temperance men.
About ten years ago a few sections were put up for sale at Matamau. among
the purchasers at that time were Mr LARSEN, Mrs CROSS & Mr HENDRY.
The two former still own the holdings then purchased from the crown. Mr
HENDRY sold to Mr LEIGHTON, who still occupies the land. the place was
then known as Whakaruatapu, taking the name from the creek which crosses
the main road to Wellington at that place.
Tues 18 Sept 1888
Mr SANDERS new hall at Norsewood was opened last evening with a Ball,
with about 100 people attending. Norsewood Brass Band attended under Mr
CHICKEN's able leading. Refreshments were available, and the cakes were
baked by a local confectioner, Mr WAHL.
Thurs 20 Sept 1888
Ormondville Town Board Election
J.P. O'LEARY - 51
F. REDWARD - 49
W. PIKE - 47
F. FORWARD - 46
R.R. GROOM - 45
R. ESSEX - 45
J. TOWERS - 45
W. WESTLAKE - 44
There being three ties at 45, the returning officer gave his casting vote
in favour of Mr. GROOM, who with O'LEARY, REDWARD, PIKE & FORWARD
were duly elected.
Sat 22 Sept 1888
Mr ROBINSON, a Waipawa baker, was endeavouring to stop a runaway horse
which knocked him down. It was thought at first he was killed outright,
but such was not the case, although he was seriously hurt.
Sections sold at Public Auction
Takapau Dist. Block V. Section 1 - Mr T. KELLY
Block V1 Section 7 - Mr. J.J. BROWNE
Block 1X Section 26 & 44 - Mr. A. LYCETT
Matamau Village .Section 15 - Mr MORGAN
Danevirke Township - Section 66. Mr W. HENDERSON
Two Blacksmiths shops are in full swing at Norsewood,
that of Johan PETTERSEN and Mr MUNRO who is buying back his old business
from JULSRUD & LAURVIG.
Danevirke Town Board
It is rather curious that the 5 new members of Danevirke Town Board, should
all be masons.
Tues 25 Sept 1888
The old hall at Ormondville has been found totally inadequate. Mr
ROBJOHNS has promised to build an entirely new one
Thurs 27 Sept 1888
Mr. E. O. OLSEN - Postman - Norsewood
Norsewood now has 1,500 inhabitants
Bush Advocate 29 Sept 1888
D. GUY - Solicitor - Makotuku
Mrs LUND - Makotuku, has been unwell
Mrs ANDREWS - Draper - Makotuku
Mrs. J. CONOLLY - Ormondville is dangerously ill
Mr WILLIAMSON - Cabinet maker - Makatoku
Mr. B. SMITH - host of Masonic Hotel, Napier
A boating disaster happened at Cape Turnagain on
Thursday. The SS "Kahu" arrived there from Napier and a boat
was sent ashore with cargo. A roller capsized her and the crew, Donald
McALLISTER, the mate, Charles McCARTNEY,
the boatswain, David BRUCE, seaman belonging to the Spit, Joe CLARK, seaman,
a married man whose family reside at Lyttleton & John WATSON, seaman,
native of Nova Scotia were thrown into the water. McALLISTER managed to
get to the beach, but the other men were drowned.
Bush Advocate 02 Oct 1888
Napier Borough Council have decided to construct a 60' roadway as
a Marine Parade
Mr SIMES - Music teacher - Ormondville
We are sorry to record the death of Mr D. MACKAY's infant son, which occured
on Saturday. The funeral took place yesterday and was well attended
Anthony WEBB, aged about 10 years and a son of Rev A.S.
WEBB, Ormondville, sustained a fracture of his thigh bone on Saturday.
he was horse riding and took the horse into the Mangaraniora Stream for
a drink. While in the stream the horse rolled over with the boys foot
being jammed in the stirrup. He was dragged when the horse rose again.
J. NEWHOUSE - Bakery - Danevirke
Thurs 04 Oct 1888
Mr. T. SULLIVAN, Danevirke, lost his home this morning to fire. It
is surmised that a defective chimney was the cause.
At Wellington Supreme Court on Tuesday, John JENKINS,
James PARKER & William HIGGINS were convicted of cattle stealing at
Woodville. They were sentenced to 12 months hard labor.
Norsewood School roll stands at 78 boys & 61 girls
Sat 06 Oct 1888
158 children are on the roll of Danevirke School, there is only accomodation
Mr HARTSTONE has bought the Woodville Dairy Factory is an Akaroa farmer.
Mr A.S. COLLINS of Kaikora had specimens of Kowhai timber on show at the
Woodville - 3 houses in Green St, belonging to Mr. A. F. WILLS were totally
destroyed by fire early this morning. The Borough Council contractor had
been burning off logs in the street yesterday and it is supposed that
a spark blew under the house. The houses were occupied by A.F. WILLs,
A. SOWRY & Rev. J. WRIGLEY
Tuesday 09 Oct 1888
Mr WEBBER, Norsewood Registrar, united a happy pair on Saturday. The
bridegroom was Mr. J.L. JENSEN, of the German line and the bride a new
arrival named LARSEN.
Mr.E. OLSEN is the agent for Mr GAUSTAD - Homoepathist.
A man named TRASK narrowly escaped amputation of a foot a few days since
at Makotuku. He hit it with his axe while engaging in chopping a piece
C.J. FREDERICKSEN - Norsewood - Adjudged Bankrupt
Thurs 11 Oct 1888
A Woodville boy, son of Mr HARDING, had a toe cut off by a chaff cutter
Judgement in the Owhaoko case was given at Hastings yesterday after a
hearing lasting ten weeks. The awards are ;
Ngati Kurapoti - 2,000 acres
Ngati Tama - 7,225 acres
Benata Ari & others - 36,125 acres
Ngati Whiti - 101,115 acres
Emil AUGUSTIN writes to thank us from Norsewood, for assistance rendered
him on account of the sickness of his wife.
Miss Junette CHRISTOPHERSEN - Norsewood Millinery & Drapery
Mr MORTENSEN - Junction Butchery - Norsewood
Thomas CROW - Wife Desertion. Case withdrawn
SKINNER V GAMMON
P.CROSS V WEGNER
SCHMIDT V NORDLOFF
DE LAMBRO V LUNGQVIST
OLSEN V FREDERICKSEN
BOSANKO V CRAWFORD
MORTENSEN V RIES
BARROW V ANDERSON
ADRIAN V NORDLOFF
CEVENY V CARMICHAEL
DINNISON V CARMICHAEL
Bush Advocate 13 Oct 1888
Sat 13 Oct 1888
Carl Johann FREDERICKSEN, Norsewood, Bushman. Meeting of his creditors
before J.F. JARDINE , Deputy Official Assignee.
F. LUNDQVIST - Marton
W. ROBINSON- Makotuku
J. JONES - Eketahuna
J. PETTERSEN - Norsewood
J. SELBY - Eketahuna
HOLLAND - Eketahuna
J. YOUNGHUSBAND - Napier
W. SMALL - Norsewwod
BURLING - Eketahuna
W. PRICE - Norsewood
H. CLARK - Woodville
J. MUNRO - Norsewood
O. OLSEN - Norsewood
O. ERICKSEN - Norsewood
A. BIRNIE - Pahiatua
Z. FREDERICKSEN - Napier
C. BOWMAN - Mangaone
J. DIXON - Mangaone
O. KENT - Norsewood
C. BOLSTAD - Napier
Bush Advocate 16 & 18 Oct 1888
Tues 16 Oct 1888
A meeting of gentleman, favorable to the formation of a jockey club was
held at Mr LEACH's hotel, Ormondville
Thurs 18 Oct 1888
The son of Mr H. GRAFF, Danevirke, had got hold of some
blasting powder. He raked some embers together and deposited the powder
in their midst. The powder did not go off so the boy blew the embers.
The powder exploded, seriously damaging the boys face. Fortunately his
eyes were not blown out, but he is very badly cut about.
Bush Advovate 20 & 23 Oct 1888
Sat 20 Oct 1888
Lying westward from Norsewood and about 4 and a half miles from the
Crown Hotel is about the centre of the Namoko Settlement. Passing the
Crown Hotel, which is situated at the corner of Namoko Road, I turned
my horses head in the direction of the mountains, passing Miss CHRISTOHERSEN's
Drapery, H. OLSEN's Butchery, Mr Sydney PARSEN's cottage, NORDBY's farm,
the cemetery and the farm of Mr HANSEN.
Tues 23 Oct 1888
Marriage BROOKS - GASSON : By the Rev. A.S. WEBB, Oct 17, at the residence
of the brides father, Makotuku, Henry BROOKS of Olney, Bucks, England
to Clara Charlotte, eldest daughter of H.W. GASSON
A Presbyterian Church is to be erected at Kumeroa
Miss M. McGLASHAN - Outfitter - Norsewood
Mrs HEATH's school room at Napier, was destroyed by fire on Sunday night.
Thurs 25 Oct 1888
Gold fever has set in at Norsewood.
On Page 2 there is an article about the settlement of Ormondvile.
RASMUSEN & Co - General Grocers - Danevirke
F.W. REDWARD - Butcher - Ormondville
S.G. RADFORD - Draper, Clothier & Outfitter, London House, Hastings
Sat 27 Oct 1888
Nothing of local interest
Tues 30 Oct 1888
Mr POPPLEWELL, Headmaster, Danevirke School, has been confined to
his bed after cutting his foot open with an axe.
Mr. R. DICKEY will take over Mr ALLARDICE's hotel on Thursday under a
Mr BYRNE, Solicitor, has joined Mr GOTHARD in his Danevirke business
This morning before W.F. KNIGHT J.P. - Michael NEYLON got a months imprisonment
for using obscene language in a public place
Rev. Father REIGNIER, the oldest Catholic Missonary, died at Meanee on
J. C. WESTHALL, headmaster Ormondville School has
passed the first half of a B.A. degree.
Bush Advocate 01 & 03 Nov 1888
Thurs 01 Nov 1888
Birth HENDERSON : On Oct 31 st, at her residence, Danevirke, wife M. HENDERSON,
of a son
Court Before HENDERSON & KNIGHT
Edward A. WOOLLEY was charged with assaulting Michael NEYLON. After hearing
the evidence of Cuthbert SCOTT, the bench thought it was NEYLON's fault
and dismissed the case.
Alexander CURRY - Drunk & disorderly
Mr W. W. GUNDRIE is confined to bed at the Beaconsfield Hotel,Makotuku,
through the effects of a neglected cold
Harry DENHAM, known as 'Cockney Harry" met with an
accident on Saturday evening at a bend of the Ormondville - Norsewood
Rd, near its junction with the German line. The horse fell and crushed
its rider. He has fatal injuries to the spinal column, he is unconscious
and not expected to last more than a few days.
Mr W. SMALL - Storekeeper , Norsewood, has put his business
up for sale as his health is failing and he wants to leave the district.
Sat 03 Nov 1888
Rev A.S. WEBB united a couple on the Danish line on Thursday. The
happy man was Mr. C. JENSEN and the bride a Miss C. CRISTENSEN
Ivan ANDERSON - Drunk
Tuesday 06 Nov 1888
Yesterday was the 34th anniversary of the Battle of Inkerman, in which
our townsman Mr R. WARNER was engaged
Danevirke "Court". The court as most of our
readers are aware consists of the back kitchen in Const. RYAN's house,
a neat but not commodious cottage about a mile from where it ought to
be. The parlour is 'reserved" for the "Jay Pays" and where
the worthy constables wife and family, if he has any, get to during the
time the majesty of the law is in progress of vindication. In the kitchen
is unknown and it does not become us to inquire. We think it is hightime
that better provision both for the constable and the public should be
made and that the Police Station should be removed to that part of the
town where it is most required.
Mr ISRAELSON's tender of 20 pounds 16 shillings per annum was accepted
for cleaning the school. Other tenders : Mrs BUTLER, J. EVANS, Mrs DUDLEY
Mr. J. NUCKEY lost his whare to fire on Saturday
Danevirke police Court
Breach of Peace
T. M'GRATH & George BALSILLIE - Fighting in a public place.
William Haynes BARROW - charged with assaulting Frederick William BUTLER
. Pleaded guilty
Leonard NILSON - Auctioneer
J. A. BURMESTER
Found guilty and fined
Ormondville: The First Hotel to Open
The Makotuku Hotel - managed by Mr ESSEX and his good lady. The hotel
contains 12 bedrooms, 5 sitting rooms, 2 up & 3 down and all have
fireplaces in them. The dining room is 28ft x 17ft. The kitchen is perfect
in all its appointments. It has a beautifully toned piano by Foster, a
good bagatelle board and shooting gallery. There are the bathrooms, where
both plunge and shower baths are to be had at anytime. Means of escape
are provided by 3 inch ropes coiled away at all the windows. The hotel
is lighted with Defries safety lamps, which aggregate a candle power equal
to between 550 - 600. The front is shaded by a flat verandah or balcony
and is supported on round columns
The next hotel to open was the Ormondville Hotel. The proprietor is Mr
LEACH. The hotel has 4 sitting rooms 16'x16', dining room 40'x20', 9 bedrooms
14'x10'. a bar 20'x16 and a kitchen fitted with patent Leamington Range.
The furniture is all new and manufactured to order by Mr SEBLY, Waipawa.
New carpetting & oilcloth are also laid down. A magnificent piano
by Collard & Collard. A large concreted cellar is under the hotel
for storing liquor. The Beaconsfield Hotel was first erected at Kopua
but when the railway finished as far as Makotuku, the
proprietor ( late Mr DROWER) had the hotel removed to that place and built
in the station yard there. As there was an hotel there already ( that
of Mr D. SMITH) and as the proprietor of this hotel had been refused permission
to build in the yard, he naturally objected to Mr DROWER getting a license
for a house which would take all the trade from him ( Mr SMITH). The ratepayers
joined with him in his objection with the result no license was issued
. After a time Mr SMITH compromised the matter by removing the old Beaconsfield
hotel, but only in time to find his license refused with those of the
hotels. After the new licensing district had been proclaimed the old hotel
had to be removed, this was done, the present Beaconsfield Hotel being
built and opened under the care of Mr SMITH. After a short time Mr SMITH
became "full up"' of hotel keeping and the present proprietor,
Mr Henry GASSON, took charge. This hotel presents much the same appearance
as the Ormondville Hotel in fact nearly a counterpart of that building.
It has 9 bedrooms 16'x10', 4 sitting rooms 16'x16', including commercial
room, cosy bar parlour, well appointed kitchen and well furnished dining
room 40'x20'. It also has a good piano by Steimacher
Thurs 08 Nov 1888
Mr & Mrs GASSON of Makotuku were hurt when
their horse & trap went over a bank. Mrs GASSON is in worse state
than her husband. Both Dr LESLIE & ISDALE attended to her. She has
sustained a fracture of the right and dislocation of the left collar bone,
dislocation of the left hip joint & severe bruises
Sat 10 Nov 1888
Richard GRAHAM in the employ of Mr LYCETT, Makotuku, received accidental
injuries by falling under a trolley. Only severe bruises were inflicted
Mrs J. SCHMIDT has taken over the cleaning of the
Makotuku school from Mrs BENK.
Joseph CHICKEN - Watchmaker & Jeweller - opposite
Railway station - Ormondville
Tues 13 Nov 1888
Ormondville Magistrate Court
William YOUNGMAN , builder, Norsewood, charged on information of Abel
WEBBER, registrar of births for Norsewood district, with having failed
to register the birth of his female child. Pleaded guilty and fined 1
Hugh M'JURY had been shearing gor Mr GRANT at Pakowhai
and returned to Takapau where he resided on Saturday. . He was run over
by a goods train at Kopua yesterday at about 4 pm. Death must of been
instantaneous as the body we are informed was cut into 3 pieces. He leaves
a wife and 2 children of about 18 & 14 years
Bush Advocate 15 Nov 1888
Thurs 15 Nov 1888
Inquest Touching the death of H. M'JURYwas held at Takapau Hotel before
Samuel JOHNSON, District Coroner and a jury: Messrs MANSLEY ( Foreman),
WIGGINS, W.C. GAVIN, John WOODS, J. BAGNELL, John GRANT The jury viwed
the body ( Goes into great detail about the state of the body)
Richard O'NEILL - had been drinking with the deceased in the afternoon
of the accident
John ROBINSON - Engine driver
William SEYMOUR - fireman, had been working on No 232 engine yesterday.
Was on lookout and while coming around an S curve he saw a man lying on
his back across
the line. He gave the alarm and screwed the brake on tight.
Walter NORELL - guard on the train
James M'SHANE - stepson of the deceased
W. M'DONALD - M'JURY's next door neighbour
Verdict: That the deceased Hugh M'JURY was accidentally killed on the
railway line whilst under the influence of drink, but the jury are not
prepared to lay any blame on anyone as the condition of the deceased when
he left the hotel was not such as to render him incapable of taking care
Ormondville RM Court
M.J. SKINNER v J. GAMMOM
Harry BOSANKO v A.J. CRAWFORD
SKINNER v A.J. CRAWFORD
O. ERICKSEN v L. FREDERICKSEN
W. WESTLAKE v G. ROBINSON
Same v A. AMUNDSEN
BIERRE v BUTLER
Same v BROWN
Same v NANKEVILLE & VAY
PETTERSEN v THORSTENSEN
DENNISEN v CARMICHAEL
Bush Advocate 17 & 22 Nov 1888
Sat 17 Nov 1888
The remains of the unfortunate man M'JURY were removed
to Ormondville & interred about 6 pm on Wednesday, there being about
10 spectators. Rev WEBB conducted the funeral service
Ormondville RM Court
John COVENEY v A. CARMICHAEL
SKINNER v MANDEL
Same v KUHTZE
MORTENSEN v CHRISTOPHERSON
DONNELLY v NORDLOFF
Tues 20 Nov 1888
Birth M'DERMOTT : On 19th inst, at her residence, Danevirke, wife of T.
M'DERMOTT, of a son
William SAVAGE died suddenly last night at Mr L.
OLSEN's hotel, Norsewood
Const. BARRY stationed at Woodville is to move to
Burned to Death On Saturday, Mrs FLETCHER, wife of James
FLETCHER, Frasertown ,was engaged cooking and went out of the kitchen
leaving her little girl about 5 years in the room.. The child went near
the fire and by some mischance her clothes caught on fire and she was
steadily ablaze. The mother ,hearing the cries, rushed back at once and
enveloping the girl in a blanket, promptly extinguished the flames, but
not before the child was seriously scorched about the legs and body. Dr
KEYWORTH was sent for, but the shock had been too great and the little
Bush Advocate 22 Nov 1888
Thurs 22 Nov 1888
The Napier breakwater is finished at a length of 594 feet
At Woodville yesterday Thomas BRADY was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment
for assaulting a woman in the street
Mr G. H. SWAN has again been returned as Mayor of Napier, unopposed
Edwin HALL - Artistic photographer - Woodville
Inquest Held on Wed at Crown Hotel, Norsewood before S. JOHNSON, Coroner
and a jury of six on the body of William SAVAGE
William SMALL - Foreman
Deposed Rudolf Von MIRBACH - medical practioner- had performed the autopsy
( Article gives description)
John IVERSON - Carpenter. Was in partnership with the deceased for the
last 2 months. He & the deceased boarded at the Crown Hotel
George WILLIAM - sawmill hand
August POMERANTZ - Laborer
Engebrett OLSEN - Proprietor Crown Hotel
Gurine OLSEN - wife of Engebrett
Verdict: Jury is of opinion that the deceased, William SAVAGE, died through
an attack of apoplexy accelerated by indulgence in alcoholic drink, but
that no blame can be attached to anyone, as all reasonable means had been
used to prevent him drinking too much
Sat 24 Nov 1888
James CRONIN was arrested this morning by Const. RYAN. CRONIN was
caught in the act of relieving another man, William WILLIAMS of his watch
Mr A. WEBBER, Registrar of Marriage, united Mr Hans OLSEN & Miss Janette
CHRISTOFFERSEN on Thursday afternoon. The marriage had been on the tapes
a long time and was a very quiet one, few save our reporter being aware
that the long looked for had come at last. We wish the happy couple joy.
The remains of William SAVAGE were interred at 1 pm on Thursday. Mr WEBBER
read the funeral service.
Miss SUGDEN, teacher at Makotuku Sabbath School, has decided
to reside permanently in Christchurch
Tues 27 Nov 1888
Court - Danevirke
James CRONIN - Caught in the act of theft. Found guilty. 3 months hard
labor in Napier gaol.
Sat Dec 01 1888
J. ENGLEBRETTSEN , Norsewood, successful tenderer
for the carriage of them mails between Ormondville & Norsewood.
Tues 04 Dec 1888
Capt. Thomas MOORE, an old Woodville settler died on Sunday morning.
Mr HEGH's new flour mill is advancing Mr Anders JOHANSEN is building the
wheel and Julius HANSON the contract to build the mill dam
Makotuku School Prizegiving
Std V - Jessie ROBINSON 1st
Std 1V ,- no failures are recorded except Lizzie HARRIGAN, an exception
Std V1 - 2 presented, both passed . Clara ROBINSON, Janet RUSSELL
Std V .- 6 presented, 5 passed. R. SMITH, C. ANDREWS, Ada BRABAZON, Emma
DREW & Jessie ROBINSON
Std 1V.- 8 presented, 1 exception, 7 passes. R. NEWLING, G. DREW, Mary
BECK, Ada FORWARD, Zora HOLM, Fanny SUGDEN & Mary PAGETT
Std 111 - 21 presented, 18 passed. Roy ANDREWS, F. FORWARD, Samuel HULL,
Archie JARMAN, Victor MARTIN, Chas. MOSEN, Albert HOBBS, Willie PARKER,
Joseph SMITH, Ormond SMITH, Otto SCHAARE, Maggie MOSEN, M.MARTIN, Rose
PYKE, Ester RUSSELL, Emma SIDDELS & Helena SCHMIDT
Std 1 - 33 presented, 1 absent, 30 passed. E. LINDSAY, G. HUNT, F. HOBBS,
F.DREW, W. ARCHER, P. PETTERSEN, C. PYKE, J. CARMICHAEL, Sigurd OLSEN,
T. HOLM, J. HAMMOND, Geo SMITH, O. OLSEN, W. NEWLING, J. ROBINSON, James
SMITH, C. HAMMOND, W. JARMAN, Archie HARRIS, Debroah ROBINSON, Lizzie
ROBINSON, Sophia SCHAARE, Annie EBEL, Lizzie HULL, Florence BRABAZON,
Kate SIDDELS, Davy LEAN, Edith ROBINSON, Mabel & Ethel LEE.
Thurs 06 Dec 1888
Carl THOMSEN , Anna HEGH & Charlotte & Hilda PETERSEN - Std 11
have qualified for Mr HARDING's prize.
Frank KROUPA, member of the Woodville Band, while playing in the Exhibition
yesterday, fell down in a fit. He soon recovered
Waipawa Art & Industrial Exhibition Committee;
M. HORNSBY - Chair
The exhibition building, tents etc occupy a ground space measuring 7 x
7 and a quarter chains. Large write up on Page 2 covering the exhibition.
Booth DORIA, contractor, Danevirke in Bankruptcy
Sat 08 Dec 1888
Danevirke Licensing Comm
Transfer of the Danevirke Hotel from James ALLARDICE to Robert DICKEY
BRUTUAL MURDER near POVERTY BAY
Man assassinated in his shop His wife also killed Their son struck down
and left for dead The " Australia" that arrived in the bay last
night brought information that at Waiporo a most atrocious murder had
been committed. on Wednesday evening Mr Frank POOK, storekeeper at Matahu,
his wife and child have been found horribly butchered. POOK and his wife
were dead, but the child though much mutilated ,is still alive. Matahu
is a small native village a few miles to the north of Waiporo. The husband
had his head split open. MrsPOOK was lying across that of her husband.
Her head was also split openand her throat was cut in such a manner that
the head was nearly severed from the body. POOK's throat was also cut.
Their son aged 7 years had a fearful wound in the head. The boy was forwarded
to Gisborne and placedin the care of Dr. POLLEN. Robbery was the evident
cause of the murders. Sgt VILLERS has taken charge of the premises. POOK
had been to Tokomaru that day, having recently taken a hotel in that place.
Const. RYAN , Tologa Bay and Mounted Const. RIDELL proceeded overland
yesterday to the scene of the outrage.
Bush Advocate 11 Dec 1888
Tues 11 Dec 1888
The residence of James BARLOW, North Makaretu, was
lost to fire on Saturday .
There was buried in Danevirke on Thursday, a very old
identity in the person of Mr P.R. DIXON, father of Mr E.V. DIXON of that
place. The deceased came out to the colonies in 1837 in the ship "Adamant"
Settlers in Danevirke will hear of regret the death of
Mrs John YOUNGHUSBAND, a bride of but a few months. Mrs YOUNGHUSBAND was
prematurely confined on Friday last and the paper this morning contains
the news of her decease.
Police Court - Danevirke James NOLAN- Drunk & using
POOK MURDERS The boy POOK died without recovering consciousness.
At his parents inquest a verdict of " Wilful Murder" against
someone unknown was returned.
A maori has been arrested on suspicion and will be tried on Wednesday.
An inquest was held at Waipawa on Saturday evening upon
the body of W.N. KNIGHT, Accountant. the evidence went to show that the
deceased died from poisoning. the inquest was adjourned to enable further
evidence to be brought forward.
Norsewood School Prizegiving
Johanna HOWARD - 1st
Oscar CHRISTOFFERSON , Anton LARSEN & F. CLEMETT -2nd
Gertha MATHIESON, Ludwig LEOPOLDT & Andrew SHUGAR -3rd
Karl ENGLEBRETTSEN , M.JOHANSEN & M. NILSEN - 4th
Hilda ANDERSON - 5th
Knut OLSEN - 1st
Johan BARTOCH & Karl THOMSEN - 2nd
Mary JACOBSEN - 3rd
Ole ANDERSON & Johan TORSTENSEN - 4th
Ernest GAMMON - 1st
Matilda CHRISTOFFERSEN - 2nd
Edmund PEDERSEN & Bertie PETTERSEN - 3rd
Mary FISCHER & Ida MAGNUSSON - 4th
Laura GAMMON - 5th
Agnes BARTOCH - 1st
Ellen ANDERSON 1st
Charlotte PETTERSEN - 2nd
Hilda PETTERSEN - 3rd
Elise NIELSEN - 4th
Mary THOMSEN - 5th
Attendance:Charlotte PETTERSEN & Hilda PETTERSEN ( Std V10 Annie HEGH
& Karl THOMSEN ( Std 11) - Given by Rechab HARDING
Mr HAGGEN's prize for best writing in the school - Anton CHRISTOFFERSEN
and for best sewing - Hilda ANDERSON, both in Std 1V
Mr C. E. PETTERSEN's prizes for best exercise work - Ellen ANDERSEN -
Std V1, Ernest GAMMON - Std 111, Andrew ANDERSON - Std 11
Good Conduct - Emma GUNDERSON
Singing - Charles CLEMETT & Robert DeLAMBO
Supreme Court - Napier
Peter Theodore WILSON, charged with committing an unnatural offence at
Waipawa on 9 Sept 1887 on Lily May Day KELSAL, aged 10 years, his stepdaughter.
The evidence of course was unfit for publication, but she did admit that
she had behaved in an improper manner with Bert MARSH, a married man,
who for a short time lodged in her parents home. Prisoner found guilty
and will be sentenced tomorrow.
Bush Advocate 13 Dec 1888
Thurs 13 Dec 1888
Supreme Court - Napier
P.T. WILSON - received 5 years imprisonment for assaulting his stepdaughter.
Robert TILSON, Danevirke - permitting cow & calf to trespass on railway
William DEAN - same offence as TILSON
Andrew OUINLAN - same offence
Robert POWELL - allowing a horse to wander on railway line. Mrs POWELL
appeared for her husband as he was deaf
John M'CARTY - Same offence as above
Walter Dolman - a very small boy pleaded guilty to 2 charges of allowing
horses to wander on the line. first case he was fined 3 shillings &
costs 7 shillings. second charge was dismissed with a caution.
James ALLARDICE - Allowing horse & foal to wander on the line
James CRALLAN - allowing a cow to trespass on the line.
the above cases were all for trespass at the same portion of the line.
H.BOSANKO v A.J. CRAWFORD
NICHOLSON v CROSS
Duncan GUT v A.A. LYCETT
James DONNELLY v NORDLOFF
BIERRE v ROSWALD
CHALDICOTT v LYCETT & CROSS
R.R. GROOM v John MANN
OLSEN v MUNRO
Bush Advocate 15 Dec 1888
Birth YOUNGHUSBAND : At her residence Thompson Rd, Napier, on 7 Dec wife
of John YOUNGHUSBAND, of a son. ( stillborn, prematurely)
Death YOUNGHUSBAND : At her late residence, Thompson
rd, Napier, Annie Elizabeth, beloved wife of John YOUNGHUSBAND. - "She
rests in perfect peace"
"The Star" says Pahiatua will shortly furnish
a sensation in the shape of a divorce case.
Mr CRALLAN was nearly drowned crossing the Tamaki river on Thursday last.
John CLIMO, Makotuku will not be resonsible for Kate, his wifes debts.
Ormondville School Prizegiving
Std V1 2 presented, both passed. Robert GROOM & Frederick SHUGAR
Std V 3 presented, 2 passed. Warwick WEST & Annie GRANT
Std 1V 12 presented, 7 passed. F.PLANK, Charles PLANK, William WESTLAKE,
Maggie MORRIS, MAUD THOMSEN, Laura MAYCOCK & Amy BARNES
Std 111 19 presented, 15 passed Bernard BENSON, James PAKER, Fred REDWARD,
Joseph KUHTZE, Herbert SHUGAR, Ellen BEALE, Mary PLANK, Nelly HOLLINS,
Mary THOMSEN, Mary BRABAZON, Ellen KUHTZE, Ellen O'LEARY, Mary FOTHERGILL,
Edith & Jane REMINGTON
Std 11 2 exceptions. John WESTLAKE, Hans MARCUSSEN, Oscar AMUNDSEN, Zacariah
HALL, Charles LEACH, Amy SIDDELS, Constance CHANDLER & Maggie LORIGAN
Std 1 23 presented, 3 exceptions, 2 absentees, 11 passed. Victor OLSEN,
Karl MARCUSSEN, Charles KHUTZE, Luis PLANK, Charles BENBOW, Luise BEALE,
Edith CANTWELL, Susan FOTHERGILL, Francis JACKSON & Lena LEACH
Bush Advocate 18 & 20 Dec 1888
Tues 18 Dec 1888
Ormondville Magistrate Court has been severed from the Waipawa Court.
Mr C. BADDELEY received word that his brother in
law, Mr RITCHIE died in Auckland, last Thursday. The body is being brought
down by the " Australia" for interment at Hastings. Mr RITCHIE
was formerly the host of the Onga Onga Hotel.
Thurs 20 dec 1888
Thomas DORREEN met with an accident in the Mangaone on Saturday.
Mr J.C. GOULDER - Prophet & Watchmaker - Waipawa
Bush Advocate 22 Dec 1888
Sat 22 Dec 1888
Marriage O'HARA - HARRIS : On Dec 19, at the office
and before the Registrar, Norsewood, David, third son of Mr Henry O'HARA
of Ballinacard, County Antrim, Ireland
to Elizabeth Ellen, second daughter of John HARRIS, Ngamoko, Norsewood.
By the inspectors report on the scholarship examinations,
that Ellen ANDERSON, Norsewood has been awarded a scholarship. We believe
this is the first time since the foundation of these scholarships that
one has come to any school in the Seventy Mile Bush.
The first wedding in the new Lutheran Church at Norsewood,
took place on Tuesday, when Rev. C. GAUSTAD united Mr SVENDSEN to Miss
HEGH. After the ceremony a large and merry party adjourned to the house
of the brides father on the Danish line. The bride cake, a monster made
fearfully & wonderfully by Mr WAHL.
Over 60 hands are employed at Mangatoro Station.
Last night Mr FOTHERGILL lost his cottage at Makotuku
Haira te PERI has been committed for trial at the Supreme Court in March
Sat 29 Dec 1888
Birth ROBERTSHAWE : On Dec 24 at St. Johns Parsonage,
Danevirke wife of Rev. E. ROBERTSHAWE of a son.
Marriage STUART - BEALE : At the office and by the Registrar
at Ormondville, on 26th inst, Donald STUART to Susanah, third daughter
of W.H. BEALE of Ormondville