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HBH March 15 1888
D SULLIVAN, charged with obstructing a railway guard in the performance of his duties, charge dismissed.
Mary CONNOR applied for a married women's protection order against her husband James CONNOR. She stated that she had been married to the defendant eleven years, and they had four children. Her reason for applying for the order was in consequence of the cruelty of her husband and his failure to support her and the children.-Application granted after hearing evidence.
Civil Cases - For Plaintiff's
The mortal remains of the late Mr Alexander KENNEDY will be interred at the Napier Cemetary this morning. Deceased was formerly captain of the Rifles, and as captain in the New Zealand Militix he fought and bled at the battle of Omaranui. Captain BLYTHE, officer commanding the district, has published an invitation to all the officers of the garrison to be present at the funeral, as a mark of respect to a departed comrade. Mr KENNEDY, who at the time of his death had been in Napier for about 28 years, and was respected by all who knew him. He had been intimately connected with the political,, commercial, and social progress of the town, and his widow and family possess the sympathy of all in the loss they have sustained.
A shepherd on the run saw the mess and concluded they
had been poisoned, as the tank from which they drew the water had been
used for arsenical sheep deep. Mr DOUGLAS being informed of the accident
had the men driven to the nearest Railway Station and forwarded to the
Napier Hospital. After travelling down in the train they were in a very
serious condition when admitted to hospital. They were doing well at a
late hour last night.
Held at Stortford Lodge Hastings yesterday.
The property was owned by Mrs NEWSHAM, and was leased to Mr PAUL, brewer of New Plymouth.
The following 22 will represent Wellington against LILLYWHITE's
In the Court of Appeal today a motion on behalf of the Law Society, in re William HENDERSON, a solicitor of Dunedin was adjourned.
The Otago and Tuapeka police districts have been amalgamated and Inspector MOORE who has been stationed at Lawrence, has been transferred to Invercargill. Inspector BUCKLEY, who has been in charge of the Southland district, is retiring from the service.
Dr DERENZIE has been appointed house surgeon and Miss
BOYS matron of the Christchurch hospital, both on probation for three
A serious fire at Balclutha last night destroyed McKENZIE's store and the Athenaeum and damaged the Crown Hotel and HUTCHIN's chemist shop.
A lad named OWTON, between 8 and 9 years of age, was riding on a step of a bus, a wagonette driven by Mr CAMPBELL following. The boy suddenly jumped off, and before the following vehicle could stop the horse knocked him down. He was picked up unconscious and remained so for some minutes.
Mr J S JONES picked the boy up and had him conveyed to
his home in Paradise road. Before doing so he got Dr HITCHINGS to examine
the lad, when it was found he was suffering from a shock only, there being
no bones broken.
The following will represent the Artillery:-
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr E LYNDON J.P., John ROBERTS was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Malcolm McNICHOLL, for a similar offence, was also fined 5s and costs.
William LUKER, residing in Karangahape road, committed
suicide yesterday by taking a quantity of rat poison. He died twelve hours
after taking the poison. LUKER who has a wife and family in England, was
an inmate of the Whan Asylum, and was only liberated in November last.
The Napier Fire Police and Salvage Corps met at the Fire Station last evening. Captain COHEN in the chair. There was a good attendance of members. The Rev John EDWARDS was unanimously elected a member. Correspondence was read from Mr James STEPHENS, manager of the National Bank covering a cheque for 3pound 3s, in recognition of the valuable assistance rendered by the corps at the fire at the bank premises.
A very pleasing realisation of the text "Cast thy
bread upon the waters" took place in Waipawa today. An African many
years since escaped from slavery in the American States, made Peru, and
finally got away to New Zealand. Here he met with a kind-hearted tailor
at Waipukurau, who bedded and boarded the poor (and despised) Negro. After
a time CUFFY got a cook's billet on a station, and has never wanted a
meal since. As a proof that "skins may differ" there's no distinction
in sentiment, feeling, and principle with the black, poor honest old CUFFY
came in and sought out his old benefactor and presented him with a 10
pounds in notes by way of paying off the long standing account of gratitude
he owed the benevolent tailor. Such cases are not quite as numerous as
flies in midsummer.
With waves filling the dingy they had to return to the
steamer, which they reached with difficulty, in safety. A wretched night
was spent on board till morning broke, when the steamer got off and the
landing was reached about 7 0'clock.
Notice No 611
H Bay Acclimatisation meeting
Mr LOUGHNAN seconded a proposal by Mr COLEMAN to thank the zeal and usefulness of a secretary.
The works of the North British and Hawke's Bay Freezing Company, although not quite completed, are so far advanced that killing and freezing yesterday was commenced in good earnest.
At the Hawke's Bay Auction Mart on 2nd of April, Mr J HUMPHRIES' Greenmeadows farm.
Mr F TABART will sell at Middlepark on April 4th, a number of thoroughbred yearlings, and a couple of fillies in training.
The finder of a cap wheel will received 2s 6d reward on returning it to Mr D COTTON
Bon Marche are in the last seven days of clearing the assigned stock of C FOWLER
The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company are
the agents for Hawke's Bay for Joseph FORDE's cure for lungworm and scour
Arrangements are nearly completed for holding a Volunteer encampment at Hokitika during Easter. It is probable that all the West Coast corps will be represented. It is expected that there will be 300 on the ground.
Supreme Court sitting will commence on Monday before Judge WARD-with one criminal case of indecent assault.
There are several civil cases, including an injunction to stop mining in the Teremakau and Arahura rivers.
Dr TRUING, honorary surgeon to the mounted rifles, was thrown from his horse at a parade at Hagley Park this evening and broke his left leg.
First class Petty Officer DIXON, of the Opal, who died on the voyage from Akaroa to Port Chalmers, was buried today with military honors.
At the annual meeting today of the New Zealand Drug Company Messrs B SIEVEWRIGHT and J SCOULAR were re-elected directors and the auditors were re-elected.
Birth NEAL-At Milton Road Napier, on the 15th March, the wife of Robert A NEAL, of a son.
The body of the late Mr Alexander Kennedy was interred in the Napier cemetery yesterday. The funeral cortege was a very large one, many friends attending to pay the last token of respect to an old and esteemed settler. The Rev J McINTOSH officiated at the grave.
786 Found a white Pig dog.
Ordered that Public Auction sell the balance of the uncollected Book Debts in the above Estates.
Messrs LYNDON and SIDEY have been instructed by the Deputy
Official Assignee to dispose of the above by Public Auction at their rooms
Browning Street, on
The Grand Duke Alexander MICHAELOVITCH is on board the
Rynda which arrived today. He is serving as lieutenant.
New Plymouth today Bellringer enquiry at Waitara continues.
A correspondent of the Post says that the reports of fresh discoveries of coal seams in the neighborhood of the Black Creek, near Masterton come to hand from time to time. Mr FALCONER, who owns the property, states that a slip has exposed a seam of 4ft thick, and that the coal appears to be of a superior quality to that in the first find. Two men are still at work sinking a shaft in the angle at the junction of the Waiangawa and Maungatotere rivers- a spot I am informed, was pointed out by Mr McKAY, of the Geological Department, as the best to sink for coal. They are down about 60ft, and are said to have come upon excellent indications.
A correspondent of the Otago Daily Times, describing a visit to Buenos Ayres, mentions that Mr LEESMITH, of Otago, was there trying to dispose of some stud sheep...........more
It was admitted that Riccarton and Flaxton sheep were
equally meritorious; and no greater proof of the superiority of the Hawke's
Bay merinos could be given than the testimony of the purchaser of two
flock rams from Messrs ROYSE and ANDERSON, of that province..............more
New Plymouth today Bellringer enquiry at Waitara continues. George JOHNSTON,.A B seaman state...............more
Mr James BILLING, who sustained a fracture compound of one leg on Monday night by tripping over a stone, died in the hospital at 12 o'clock last, erysipelas having set in. Mr BILLING came to the colony as one of the Managers for Messrs BROGDEN and Sons, railway contractors.
The lad John WALTERS, who met with serious injuries by a tram accident on Tuesday, has succumbed.
Major-General SCHAW delivered an interesting lecture to the Volunteers last night on the Wellington defences.
The case of the Oreti came before the Registrar of the Supreme Court today.
A meeting of those interested in the Irish national movement was held tonight. The P A BUCKLEY occupied the chair.
A little girl named BERGMAN choked herself while eating an apple. It lodged in her throat and neighbours and parents were unable to get ride of it before medical assistance arrived.
A boy named McGUGGAN, while getting driftwood from the
Hokitika river slipped in and was carried down by the current. The body
has not yet been recovered.
Our Hampden correspondent writes: -
The School Committee held their usual monthly meeting
on Wednesday evening. Present Messrs BUCHANAN (Chairman), HARDY, HALLASY,
MATHEWS, SCARROTT, PEMBERTON.
Junior singing competition-Master T H F GRAINGER
Junior recitation-Master Joe McKNIGHT
Singing Miss Minnie GREENFIELD-first prize
Miss Flera BERRY-Special prize
He commenced his New Zealand experience as a cadet with Sir George WHITMORE. Later he was a canteen proprietor, then a cab driver, next a livery stable proprietor, groom, actor, and various other things.
When he left the colony he found his way to Egypt, and became manager of a cotton farm on the banks of the Nile. The success which attended his "Chequered Career" seems to have induced in him a liking for literature, and he is a frequent contributor to English periodicals.
As many of those who knew him will feel an interest in
his work, we reprint from the late number of Truth the following amusing
story which is entitled.............more
A four roomed house in Napier street, occupied by Mr McDUGGAN, was burned down last night.
The English ship Picione, which left London on December
23, bound for Wellington, has gone ashore at Waikanae beach, between Wellington
A man named SMITH, till lately an inveterate toper, and now a prohibited person, was charged at the R.M. Court yesterday by the licensee, from whose barmaid he (Smith) had obtained two glasses of beer, with inciting to the commission of an offence against the Act. The case was dismissed, the bench holding there was nothing in the act to sustain such a charge.
A six-roomed house in the north east valley, occupied
by Mr VICKLAND was burned down. It was insured for £100 in the Equitable
Hawke's Bay Jockey Club's Autumn Meeting
Following cases dealt with today
Thomas FOREMAN-allowing a horse to stray, fined 1 pound,
with 7s costs.
When this great Liberal orator. Mr W W McCARDLE, was burned
out on the 4th instant, we were sorry for him, and some of his friends
got up a ball in his aid, which is to come off tonight..........more
Per United Press Association
Mr R WELLWOOD will sell at his rooms Hastings, planes, furniture and books.
Mr V A HARRIS, Gaiety Theatre, invites tenders for brass band
A series of swimming and diving matches will be held at the swimming baths on Easter Monday, April 2nd
On 6th April next Edward ASHTON and Wilheim BIERRE will apply to the Superior Court of Bankruptcy for order of discharge
The annual general meeting of the Pirates Football Club will be held at the Masonic Hall this evening
Captain BLYTHE inserts a district order in reference to the inspection of the garrison corps next Wednesday evening by Major-General WHITMORE
Mr H NAPHTALL notifies that he has purchased the book
debts in the estates of David PALMER and S H CARTER.
Our readers may recall the circumstances of a young clerk, named Arthur RICHOLD, falling insensible on the Wheatley Lane in this town some time ago, and being picked up, as he continued perfectly helpless, and taken in a cab by two gentlemen to the office of F W FISHER, Esq., the solicitor who employed him. On restoring him to consciousness it was ascertained that he was afflicted with what seemed an incurable disease................more
The Supreme Court Sittings commenced today before Judge
WARD. There was only one criminal case, of a person named BULLEN. He was
found not guilty.
Sale Price for Horses
Smells at Awatoto
Senior Pairs-Easy winner for the Star Boating Club
Junior Double sculls-Star Rowing Club and Napier Rowing Club second
PEARCE Champion Sculls
1st -FOSTER-Napier Rowing Club
Also started McKAY (Wellington) and COPELAND (Stars), the present holder.
The Minister of Mines has received a telegram from Clyde, stating that James STREETHAM, aged 27, was suffocated in a coalmine belonging to Mr BUCKELY at Blackman's on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. He descended the shaft to ascertain the depth of water, and after being below a few minutes when he fell out of the bucket. He made a second attempt to ascend, but again he fell. The depth of the shaft is 35 feet.
Some children were playing at the seaside this evening and found a parcel wrapped in calico, and upon examination it proved to be the body of a male child, about seven days old. It is thought to be another case of infanticide, as the neck is bruised.
Mr DRANSFIELD of Wellington elected vice-President of
HBH March 21 1888
The public will be sorry to know that the fine Lutheran Church which was destroyed, and which cost £600, was only insured for £200. By the destruction of the public school over 1000 worth of property was lost.
Mr WOLSTENHOLME, the schoolmaster deserves great credit for the manner in which he got the children safely away. A large number of pigs were burned, and also some poor cattle dogs that were tied up. Almost every man, woman, and child, is nearly blind from the effects of the smoke and heat, and a great many are homeless. We are glad no lives were lost, although there were many narrow escapes.
Mr J NORDLOP met with a dreadful accident. A tree blew down, catching his right shoulder, knocking a hole in his forehead, and his left arm and chest were also much bruised.
Mr K MORTENSEN and Mr A H ANDERSEN also had very narrow escapes on the main road between Matamau and Norsewood. A large rimu tree came down across the road as they were passing, some of the small branches striking them. A few bridges between Ormondville and Norsewood have been destroyed, and also part of the Manawatu bridge. But for the wind going down, and the rain that fortunately came, most if not all of the sawmills and bridges between Ormondville and Makatoku would have gone. I send a list of the properties destroyed. (The list forward by our correspondent is practically the same as the two we have already published.)
His Worship the Mayor at once ordered the articles asked for, and caused them, together with a few parcels of clothing sent in by charitable persons to be forwarded to the railway station, and they will go by the first train this morning.
News reached us (Waipawa Mail) yesterday that three settlers have been burned out at central Makaretu, viz; the Messrs J and C BERGERSON, BERKHAN, and another. All have lost their houses and whatever hay or other produce they had laid for winter. The BERGERSONS had a narrow escape for their lives, and had almost to bury themselves in the earth to avoid being roasted alive. It appears they were so intent on saving their property when the fire came down on them, they did not notice they were being walled in by fire........................more.
Mr W J NATHAN, of Wellington, has received reliable information
from Auckland to the effect that a Melbourne syndicate has been formed
for the purpose of acquiring the whole of the timber bushes and mills
in the Auckland district. The capital is a large one and will be drawn
from beyond the colony.
We have received the following additional amounts in aid
of the fund for the relief of Norsewood settlers.
Napier Working Club Meeting it was decided to get up a dramatic and musical entertainment for an early date, in aid of the distressed settlers at Norsewood.
The only case of much interest at the Supreme Court since the criminal business commenced was the trial of Ann McINTOSH and her brother Ambrose WICKENS on the charge of assaulting John McINTOSH, the husband of the female prisoner. The prisoners were acquitted.
The members of the Gymnasium under the guidance of Professor CARROLLO have done well.
Hawke's Bay Coursing Club annual meeting held at KELLY's
Hotel last evening. Mr G ELLIS in the chair.
The adjourned meeting of the school committee was held
A report was read from the head-master Mr WILLIAMSON, regarding insubordination by the second master, Mr WORBOYS by refusing to obey an order of the committee re the ringing of the school bell.
It was resolved that Mr HILL should examine the classes under Mr WORBOYS
Resident Magistrate's Court
William GILL received 48 hours imprisonment yesterday for being drunk.
Last Sunday an alarm was raised in the Maori Pa, and in a few minutes males and females were mounted and in chase of some youths who had been stealing watermelons. The youths' parents met them, and a war ensued in which the poor Maoris got the worst of it.
A public meeting tomorrow evening will be held re the recent calamity by fire. A discussion will take place in response to a requisition to the Chairman of the Town Board to consider what steps should be taken.
Mr GILMOUR, the Waipawa county overseer is busy preparing plans for a new bridge over the Tuki Tuki.
The Blue Ribbon Army held a big meeting on Tuesday night
and three local clergyman will hold forth.
The houses have been removed from the site of the new
brewery and the excavation of the cellar has begun. One of the said houses
was brought here from Hampden some years since, having been built at a
mill there 20 years ago.
A telegram from Thursday Island reports a tragic accident
there. Captain KUBY (KIRBY?), a very old Straits navigator, was in the
bar of a hotel with DOUGLAS, the engineer of the Albatross. The latter
had a Japanese sabre, and playfully pointed it towards Captain KIRBY's
breast. The Captain jokingly presented his breast to the blade, but in
doing so pressed with unintentional force against the point, and the weapon
being as sharp as a razor penetrated four inches and severed a main artery.
Death resulted in three minutes. DOUGLAS has been arrested pending an
During his stay in Victoria Major GEORGE who returned to Auckland by the Mararoa purchased two highly bred horses from J CROZIER of St Alban's
The Tarawera which left for Sydney this afternoon took five Clydesdales bred at the Sylvester Park and purchased on behalf of Mr W BARNES, a large station holder and extensive breeder on the Clarence River, New South Wales.
The City Council decided yesterday evening to pay a claim for £3755 preferred by Mr MAGUIRE for extra work in connection with the Ponsonby reservoir No 2 contract.
At the Supreme Court Edwin NOLAN was sentenced to 18 months
imprisonment for robbery with violence, and James DIXON was fined £36
for assault on a boy.
There was a large meeting at Parihaka on Saturday and Sunday, from 1500 to 2000 natives being present. Te WHITI addressed the natives privately, but the purport of his address has been kept secret....................more
It is generally believed that the ship Pleione, wrecked at Waikanae beach, was not insured.
In the case of WARD v National Bank, Judge WILLIAMS in Chambers gave judgment practically for the bank, a statement of securities to be filed.
James McRORY was brought up in Lawrence today charged
with the murder of Alexander CONNELL at Tuapeka Mouth on the 8th inst....................more
Hawke's Bay Jockey Club winners paid yesterday
The Colonial Sugar Company have reduced the price of No 1 and 2 sugar to 20s per ton.
The Danish Consul in Auckland, Mr V JOHANSEN, has started a subscription for the relief of the sufferers by the late disastrous fire at Norsewood.
When the news was received in Auckland of the death of the Emperor William, the Rev S W BAKER, Premier of Tonga, telegraphed condolence on behalf of King George of Tonga, and received a reply from Count Bismarck.
Admiral FAIRFAX says he thinks the capacity of the deck of the Calliope has..............more
Mr WILSON, one of the directors of the Broken Hill Proprietary mine has offered the Te Aroha Battery Company £25,000 for four-fifths of their mines and battery. The offer has been refused, the Battery Company considering their property worth at least three times the sum mentioned.
James Thomas LEE, and Auckland builder, who was arrested a few weeks ago on five charges of obtaining money under false pretences, was sentenced today at the Supreme Court to 18 months' hard labor on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently.
The municipal authorities have instructed the sanitary inspector to refuse any further information to the Press in relation to cases of typhoid, or in regard to the health of the city. Their actions is based on the belief that the publication of these matters is frightening timid citizens and is likely to lead to panic.
The Minister for Public Works returned from the South by the Penguin this afternoon. Mr MITCHELSON leaves for Auckland via Napier and the Waikato in a few days. On the way he will call at Major ROPATA's settlement and witness the opening of the great-carved house.
The inquest on the body of the child found in the harbor
has been adjourned in order to make further enquiries.
Tickets may be had from any of the Members. Prices-es. 2s. 1s. Box plan at JACOBS.
SORRELL's Band in Attendance
Admission one shilling
Professor Harry A SIMMONS
Napier Football Club
George HAINES, storekeeper at Pahi, was accidentally shot dead while pig hunting in company with a man named SWALLOW. The latter had no gun. HAINES carried a double-barrelled breech loader. He is supposed to have been using it to club a wounded pig when it went off, killing him instantly.
The Tainui has arrived from Fiji. Among her passengers is Mr HEDLY, who mysteriously disappeared from Auckland two months ago. The Hon H ANSON is a passenger for Lyttelton, and the Hon J MURRAY for Sydney.
Professor THOMAS left for Wellington today in response to a request from the Government respecting the disease that has broken out amongst the rabbits of the Wairarapa.
The Mount Albert licensing election yesterday resulted in the return of the temperance candidates by a large majority. There is no public house in the district.
At the Supreme Court today Archibald DOUGLAS, an old man, and a well known resident of the Waipu district, was convicted of endeavouring to procure abortion on a young woman. His Honor sentenced the prisoner to six months' imprisonment without hard labor, remarking that were it not for the prisoner's old age and hitherto respectable character the full penalty by the law (two years' hard labor) would have been imposed.
The Hon J WILLIAMSON M.L.C., died this afternoon at 3. 15. at his residence, "The Pah," Onehunga.
Mr WILSON of Broken Hill, yesterday offered the proprietor
of the Battery Company, Te Aroha, £25,000 for four-fifths of the
company's mines and battery. The offer was declined and negotiations were
then apparently at an end. They were however, renewed today, when the
offer was increased to £30,000 was made. This WILSON declined, and
he was about to proceed to Australia by the steamer, but a short time
before departure an agreement for the disposal of the company's interests
was arrived at, and a memorandum of agreement was signed off.
The Hon J WILLIAMSON suffered from valvular disease of
the heart, which caused death. The deceased was a native of Belfast, Ireland.
He was born in 1814, and came into the Colony in 1840. He entered into
business with the later Mr CRUMMER. During the Waikato war Mr WILLIAMSON,
in conjunction with the late W T BUCKLAND and J S MACFARLANE entered into
extensive commissariat cattle contracts which turned out to be a success.
About 10 years ago the deceased bough "The Pah" estate at ?Onehunga
from Mr Thomas RUSSELL, and resided there since. He was one of the original
founders of the Bnk of New Zealand and the New Zealand Insurance Company.
He also took a great interest in the Loan and Mercantile Agency Company,
in which he was a large shareholder. Of the two former he was a leading
director for many years and filled the office of chairman of Directors
in the Bank of New Zealand Company. He sat in the General Assembly for
city West from 1862 to 1866 and in 1870 he accept!
A public meeting was held tonight to consider the best means of assisting the Norsewood settlers. A committee was formed to canvass the town for subscriptions. Messrs BALANCE and HUTCHISON, M.H.R., the Mayor, and a number of other influential gentlemen were present.
The report of the Royal Commissioners on the Seaclyffe Asylum has been presented to the governor................more.
An action was brought in the Supreme Court today before the Justice RICHMOND and a jury of twelve, in which Nopera TIKI, an aboriginal chief, residing at Mangakura Tupurupuru, Wairarapa sued William Pain ALLEN, of Carterton. Storekeeper, for the recover of £500 damages for alleged malicious prosecution. Court gave judgment for the defendant with costs.
The Ven. Archdeacon STOCK has resigned the incumbency of St Peter's through ill health.
Mr A S ALLAN, Registrar of the Supreme Court, retires on a pension next month. He has been in the service for 30 years.
Mr R MACALISTER, provincial district auditor, has received intimation that his duties are to be taken over by the Auditor General's department, and that consequently his services will no longer be required.
A W BLAKE and Henry HAMLING have been committed for trial, on the charge of illegally pawning law books and a wig and gown, the property of J W MIDDLETON, solicitor.
In the Assessment Court in the case of LUKE and Sons, iron founders' v the City Corporation, claim £26,500, for loss of foreshore rights, an award was made for £4800, partly in cash and partly in land returned
The Hauroto, from Sydney, with LILLYWHITE's English cricketing
team arrived this afternoon. The amateur members of this team are guests
at the Wellington Club..
Mrs Fawcett Story's free lectures on cooking at Christchurch drew audiences which packed the theatre, but when a small charge was made the attendance was so small that Mrs STORY ceased her lessons.
The Post. Gives among the list of A W L COTTRELL creditors "Robert JOHNS and Co., Napier," and "G H CHESTERHOPE, Napier, sheep-farmer." It is rather difficult to discover under these disguises the firm of Messrs ROBJOHNs and Co., and Mr G HESLOP, of Chesterhope.
Following additions to the sufferers in the recent Norsewood
The Norsewood school committee have opened a temporary school in the Temperance Hall. Tuition, however is carried on under immense difficulty, as the children lost all their books, &c., by the fire. The Committee desire ti known that they will be glad of a supply of 1st, 2nd, 3rdm 4th, and 6th, "Royal Readers," slates, copy books etc.
Resident Magistrate Court
John HAWKER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Mr OLLIVIER chose the following team tonight to represent Canterbury in the match against the English cricketers:-
E BARNES, D DUNLOP, J FOWKE, W FRITH, C GARRARD, R D HARMAN, A LABATT, R HALLEY, H R MATHIAS, R B MATHAIS, W J CRAWSHAW, L A CUFF, F A McDONALD, H OGIER, W P REEVES, H M REEVES, W STUDHOLME, F WILDING.
Annual meeting of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral
Association was held tonight.
The inquest at Lawrence did not conclude till 1 o'clock this morning. The jury after two hour's consultation, during which they twice asked the Coroner for directions, returned a verdict of manslaughter, adding a rider that while CONNOLLY's death was caused by the stab in the groin, it was nevertheless expedited by the gross negligence and indifference of those about him. Dr WITHERS stated this in his statement. EDMEADES, the publican denied knowing any of the parties to the quarrel, or that he himself was drunk on Sunday night.
H M S OPAL sailed for Sydney today.
An enquiry was held at Lawrence today regarding the fire
at Waitahuna by which a house, the property of Mr Thomas SCOTT, was destroyed..................more
An article entitled
On Jan 25th, at the Southsea cemetery, Portsmouth, by orders from headquarters, and with a hearty concurrence of the Duke of Cambridge, a woman was buried with full military honors.
She was the wife of Quartermaster FOX, of the Second Connaught Rangers. She accompanied her husband to the Transvaal, and while ministering to the wounded and dying on the field, at what is known as the Brunker Spruit action, was shot in the abdomen, from which the bullet was never extracted.
She then for four months became a prisoner of war in the Boar camp, and there, although weak and suffering, she still continued her ministration to her fellow-prisoners. She barely escaped peritonitis, but shortly after her return to this garrison she began to suffer from partial paralysis. She was so heroic, really an idol in the regiment, after the fashion of the devoted vivandiere in the novel of "Tom Burke."
When she died Colonel BUNURY issued an order in which he said:-"The commanding officer takes this opportunity of placing upon record his opinion that Mrs FOX died a soldier's death."
Lieutenant-General Sir George WILLIS, commanding the district, followed it by an order reciting the conduct of Mrs FOX and decreeing a military funeral. 10,000 residents and strangers, and a heavy deputation of the sailors of the Navy attended this. In the procession 50 privates of the Connaught Rangers headed the line.
The pallbearers were officers. The coffin was borne on a gun-carriage drawn by six bays, caparisoned in black cloth, and each horse was mounted by an artilleryman,. The carriage was covered with wreaths. Colonel MAAALTHUS, who commanded the Rangers in the Boer war was accompanied by Quartermaster FOX as chief mourners, and he was supported by six sergeants, who had also been tended by Mrs FOX. Three military bands alternated in playing funeral marches.
Among the occupants of the scores of carriages were many
ladies, of whom
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A man named Thomas BUCKINGHAM was accidentally killed in a coalmine near Glen Tunnel today.
F WILDING has been elected captain of the Canterbury cricket
At the Board of Education today, the visiting Committee
of the Girls' High School reported with respect to the applications for
the position of first assistant teacher at that school, recommending that
the appointment be offered to Miss Beatrice E GIBSON, B.A., of Christchurch.
The Girls' High School Board, however, deferred consideration of the matter.
HBH March 24 1888 Telegraphic 2
Yesterday a settler's child near Stratford fell out of
its cradle into a bucket of water and was drowned. The child was seven
months old, and the mother not being in the house at the time, was not
aware of the accident till she saw the child lying dead in the bucket.
The services of the following officers in the permanent
militia have been disposed with: - Assistant-Surgeon CAMPBELL Major SCANNELL
and GASCOYNE, and Captains CAPEL and BAKER.
The dwelling of Mr HAYBITTLE, at Trentsain, Upper Hutt, was destroyed by fire last night. Very little was saved and the origin of the fire is unknown.
HBH March 26 1888
911-William SPEEDY-782 acres 2 roods more or less comprising Block 33 and part of blocks 5 and 6 Tautane District and being part of Lot 3 on deposited plan 519-Occupied by Applicant
912-Graham SPEEDY-Applicant-532 1/2 acres more or less, comprising Blocks 2, 3, 31, and part of 4. Tautane District, and being part of Lot 1 on said deposited plan-occupied by occupant.
913-John SPEEDY-Applicant-914 acres more or less, comprising
Block 32 and part of Blocks 4, 5, and 6, Tautane District, and being part
of lot 2 on said deposited plan. Also 42 acres more or less, Block 37,
Tautane District-Occupied by applicant.
Last and final Notice Advert No 878
Our Mr S P ANDREWS will be at the Old Premises every take
to take your money.
Miss Amy SHERWIN rouses the audiences to the highest pitch of rapture. Her vocalisation is equal to Ilma de MURSKA'S and she adds the charm of a beautiful sympathetic voice. A movement is on foot to persuade hr to prolong her season.
H M S Nelson left for Sydney today with Admiral FAIRFAX as a passenger, as he goes to meet H M S Thalia, which arrived at Albany yesterday. Miss FAIRFAX, Miss DUNDAS, and Mdlle. AMERIS, also sailed by the Nelson.
HBH March 26 1888
Received from Mr T E BULL of the Tarawera Hotel, $1 in
aid of the sufferers by the bush fires
The North British and Hawke's Bay Freezing Company at
the Western Spit have been doing really excellent and rapid work. Although
only starting operations little more than a week ago the first cargo was
commenced to be shipped on board the s.s.. Coptic yesterday, and it is
expected that the loading will be completed early this morning, when 3100
sheep will have been put on board.
Received from Dr GIBBES, formerly of Napier, a copy of
a pamphlet dealing with his method of treating diphtheria by medicated
steam. The pamphlet includes an appendix by Dr P J O'CARROLL, health officer,
HBH March 27 1888 local plus
An inquest was held today on the body of A HUNTER, who was drowned while bathing in the bay. A verdict of accidental death was returned, the jury adding a rider condoling with the parents on the loss of such an excellent young man.
The Musselburgh Hotel at Musselburgh owned by Mr George ESTHER, and occupied by Mr William WHITE, was burned down yesterday afternoon.
In bankruptcy today the Official Assignee sought to impeach
a deed of settlement made by a bankrupt named CLARKE nearly eight years
ago. At the time of execution the bankrupt was solvent, but it was contended
that his affairs were in a critical condition. The settlement gave his
wife a piece of land and a house purchased by instalments of £5
per week, and the bulk of the payments were made subsequently to the deed
of settlement, extending to 1884. The contention was that if the original
settlement was justified the subsequent payments were not, and each payment
was a separate gift. For the bankrupt it was maintained that his position
was such as to justify the execution of the deed, and as no rent had been
paid by him the estate had actually gained by it. Mr Justice WILLIAMS
dismissed the action with costs.
Norsewood Relief Committee
At a meeting held yesterday for the bush relief victims
His Worship the Mayor (Mr G H SWAN ) in the chair.
Following additional relief of subscriptionsfor the relief
of the burned out settlers at Norsewood and Makaretu:-
Mr Mc KAY, the Government Ranger, and Messrs R D D Mc
LEAN, R SMITH, T SIDEY, T BEAR, W BOGLE, M J MAHON, proceed to Norsewood
and prepare a report to further the amount that will be required until
such time as the Norsewood settlers are able to provide food and sustenance
Committee proposed by Mr P S Mc LEAN that the committee be divided into canvassing corps as follows:-
North Ward-Messrs J G KINROSS, W WILKIE, H BAKER, J H COLEMAN, E LYNDON, H HILL, J W NEAL, J GOODALL, P S Mc LEAN
Central Ward-Messrs J D ORMOND, H S TIFFEN, R D D Mc LEAN, E W KNOWLES, T W BALFOUR, N JACOBS, N K Mc DIARMID, P DINWIDDIE, W COLENSO, R SMITH, J STEPHENS, T J BRASSEY, Dr CARO, FENWICK, FAULKNOR, WELSMAN.
South Ward-J Mc VAY, J HIGGINS, H P COHEN, J M PARKER, T SIDEY, J G GILBERD, J CLOSE, T BEAR.
United Press Association
The Archill licensing election resulted in the defeat of the Prohibitionists.
Captain J B MORPETH has died of typhoid fever.
Twenty pounds was collected yesterday in the Basin Reserve, where the Garrison Band was playing, in aid of the Norsewood sufferers.
A fight, in which SLAVIN undertook to knock out SCHWASS in four rounds, took place in the theatre on Saturday night at Masterton.. SCHWASS failed to come to time towards the end of the first round.
Strong efforts are being made to urge the government to repair the Buller road.
Messrs J PARK and A McKAY, geological surveyors of the New Zealand Mines Department, have been elected Fellows of the Geological Society of London.
In the Divorce court today a decree nisi was granted in the case of HENLEY v HENLEY, the wife's petition for a divorce. It was proved that the respondent had married another woman in Sydney.
The Tuapehu, arrived here last night from London viz Hobart, and was grounded off Cape Farewell yesterday morning......................more
At a meeting of the Harbor Board this evening upon the circular from the government asking the Board to resign in a body was being read, Mr SEDDON moved...........more
HBH March 27 1888 R. M. Court
May KENNEDY-no stranger to the Court, fined £2 and costs for drunkenness
Margaret HARRIS, and a man who said his named was Frederick STEVENS, were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. The fines were paid in each instance.
Ernest Calvert WILKINSON was remanded to Wellington on a charge of failing to comply with an order of the Court to maintain his wife and family.
Olaf NEILSEN was fined £3 and costs, in default one month's hard labor, for failing to comply with an order of the Court to maintain his wife and family.
Walter Edward BUDD, 16 years of age, apprenticed to George ASHWORTH, was reprimanded for disobeying a lawful command given by his master, and warned that he was liable to three months' imprisonment.
HBH March 28 1888 bits
A young man known as "little Bob," but whose name I have not succeeded in learning, received some injury on Friday at Papatu. He was engaged quarrying metal for Mr MANN, the contractor of the No 2 contract, Papatu road, and a quantity of gravel came down on him breaking one of his legs just above the ankle.
Timothy CONDON-Baker, of Napier was this day adjudged
Auction at the residence of Mrs GARDINER Taradale Road.
Mr HIGGINSON, C.E., has been appointed by the Government to make enquiries into the Gisborne harbor works.
Inspector BROWNE is shortly to be removed from Wellington
Inquest on the body of the infant found in Oriental Bay on the 17th inst, a verdict of found dead was returned.
A nautical enquiry into the wreck of the ship Pleione will be held on Thursday.
Mons DUMAS, who has been running the Restaurant Francais,
is believed to have left town. He left a note requesting that his books
should be handed to his creditors, and stated that he could no longer
carry on the business. He is believed to have gone to Auckland.
Thomas McCLOSKY and William BRADLEY, jockeys, were sentenced today by the Resident Magistrate to two months' imprisonment in the Hokitika gaol for using obscene language in a public place.
Detective R NEILL has arrested a man named Robert COOPER
on suspicion of being concerned in the robbery of £40 from the Dunedin
Coffee Palace on March 21st.
Letter from Mr J T M HORNSBY Waipawa plus statement of
receipts for £47.
TRASK-On March 27th, at Onepoto Gully, Sydney James, infant son of George and Mary TRASK, aged ?1 month
***Note by Elaine this figure was overtyped and is not
Street Pugilism,-Michael WELSH and William MOIR charged with fighting in Hastings Street, Napier. Both men looked as if their sport had been painful. They pleaded guilty, and were each fined £3 and costs, in default 14 days' hard labor
Drunkenness -George BROWN-fined 5s and costs.
Serious Charge-Robert Thomas BATLEY, storekeeper, Moawhanga,
was charged with unlawfully selling whisky on or about 28th last December
on the information of one Ambrose BEARPARK(carpenter) who deposed that
he was for some time working for the defendant. A carpenter named Matthew
BRADLEY was also employed. A storeman named SNELLING was also employed
at the store. Represented by Mr CORNFORD and Mr LOGAN. Charged-and prosecution
conducted by Inspector BULLEN..............more
Frederick PALMER, 36 yrs of age, cabman, cut his throat
early this morning. He has suffered much from neuralgia recently. He arrived
by the ship Christian McCausland in 1872.
A young man named CONN discharging a gun accidentally wounded Mrs and Miss JOSEPH and two children on Saturday. Though in one case the shot penetrated to the ribs, fatal results are not anticipated.
HBH March 28 1888 New Plymouth
The local option Poll took place in town yesterday, but
only 78 voters availed themselves of the privilege. The votes were against
any increase in licensed houses.
**Note by Elaine- spelling of Okato or Otako????
Mr W NASH, who some time ago lost a foot by an accident at the breakwater, and for whose benefit a fund was raised, desires us on his behalf to most heartily thank the kind persons who contributed.
Six-inch artesian wells are now being sunk in Munroe Street and last evening was down to a depth of 150ft.
The usual fortnightly meeting of the Napier School Committee
was held last evening, there being present:-
Annual meeting of the Harriers' Football Club was held
at the Masonic Hotel last evening. There was a large attendance, and some
20 new members.
Meeting of Creditors in the bankrupt estate of Herbert
Thomas Halsey KNIGHT was held at the Court house yesterday. Liabilities
were set down at £1680, and the book debts were assets set down
at £3049, but doubt was expressed as to their being worth anything
HBH March 28 1888 Auckland
The Hospital and Charitable Aid Board last night negatived a motion by Mr MAYS to build a new refuge at Ellerslie for old and infirm people at a cost of £4000.
Herr SCHMIDT. Of the Auckland Choral Society, is to be asked to assume the direction of the musical studies at a salary of £100 a year and ordinary college fees.
A number of gentlemen interested in mining have written to the government protesting against the resolution to dispense with the services of Jas McLARE as inspector of mines in the Thames district.
A committee of physicians has been invited to confer with
the committee of the City Council respecting the typhoid epidemic at present
existing in this City.
Court Civil Cases disposed of were:-
Judgment for plaintiff in each of the following cases.
Among the gifts recently made to the Auckland Library is a packet of letters from Dr LIVINGSTONE, the missionary, Captain STURT, the explorer, and Captain KING, R.N. One of the letters from Captain STURT is particularly interesting, as having been written to Sir George GREY when the famous explorer was on his death bed.
The acts for which M VIGMEAU, the magistrate investigating
the charges against Mr WILSON, was deprived of his office and reduced
clearly showed that he was intent upon obtaining a conviction. When interrogating
RINEAUDEAN, who was M WILSON'S secretary, and who is stated to have been
his agent in selling decorations................more
An inquest was held at the Mohaka Hotel, on Wednesday, on the body of a man named William KERR. The following extract from a report of the case in the Wairoa Guardian contains the facts:-
"D M ROSS deposed that he was a storekeeper and contractor at Mohaka. Knew the deceased by sight, and had seen him working at the Waipapa cutting. On Monday 10.30 am, the Maoris working on the cutting, who said that a pakeha had broken his leg, called witness. Witness then went to where deceased was. They were carrying him away when the accident happened to the bridge a few yards distant. He was quite conscious. Witness saw that the leg was broken and that the bones of the left leg below the knee were sticking out through the flesh.............more.
Then Witness went and telegraphed for the doctor, and sent out bandages and a stretcher. He was then carried to his house and Dr KEYWORTH arrived about 6 p.m.
Witness saw the Doctor take of leg below the knee between 9 and 10 the next morning. Deceased did not lose much blood during the operation, but died about 20 minutes to 4 in the evening.
Jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
The man GROCOCK, who was sentenced to death for a murderous
assault on Mr COLLINS, the stationmaster at Glenhuntly, in December last,
has had his sentence commuted to fifteen years' penal servitude and two
***Written exactly as printed by Elaine.
AN OLD NEW ZEALANDER
Referring to the death of Mr George DUPPA, the London correspondent of a contemporary says:-
Mr DUPPA went out in the Adelaide in 1839, together with Gibbon WAKEFIELD and another historic personage connected with the founding of the colony by the New Zealand Company.
The Adelaide was, I believe the vessel which Lord John RUSSELL and the Government of the day tried to stop, but it sailed a day too soon for them; and inasmuch as there was then no cable communication between the opposite ends of the earth, after the Adelaide had obtained a fair start of the British Government it was no use trying to stop it.
Few of those on board had any precise idea where they were going to, save that they were bound for the then almost unknown country of New Zealand. Young George DUPPA had joined the adventurous party not from any love of travel or the restless colonising spirit, but from one object which he kept fixedly in view throughout the whole of his colonial career. Like Warren HASTINGS, nearly a century earlier, he had noted the decayed fortunes of his family and had vowed to restore the same, and this vow he faithfully kept. At first he and a few others settled in the Nelson district, where they lived the free and unfettered life, which has fascinated so many colonists, and upon which they look back with such fond regret.
At this time Sir Francis BELL became one of young DUPPA'S intimate friends, and the ties they formed then continued throughout life. They had hardly settled down to the business lives, and George DUPPA was known for his athletic feats, his prowess as a boxer, and his recklessness and dare-devilry as a rider than for his shrewdness and success as a man of business. However, after a time he took up a valuable station-St. Leonards, at Amuri, on the borderland between Nelson and Canterbury.
He was the first to occupy new land for sheep in that part of the country; and his enterprise succeeded so well he eventually sold his station for £150,000. This, together with other profits he made by similar investments, gave him the fortune he desired.
He came home, settled in Kent, and by degrees got back the whole of the family estates. He married one of the most beautiful women in England, a daughter of Mr Edward MILES, the famous Bristol merchant, by whom he had a family, a child being born quite recently. A short time ago his eldest son died, and this seems to have preyed on his mind.
While in the colony Mr DUPPA never took any part in politics,
and save amongst his intimates, by whom he was very much liked, was not
a popular man. But he never made any concealment of the fact that he was
not a colonist in the strict sense of the word, but had simply come to
the colony to make money.
Frank POWER fined one pound and costs for disturbing the peace on Sunday morning.
A woman named SMITH who was living apart from her husband
was the course of the affray at the house
A case of excessive connubial bliss was heard, wherein
the wife Mrs RYAN and the husband had cross cases of assault against each
other, after which the spouse Denny RYAN was bound over to keep the peace,
but as no one cared to trust the wife she will go to prison for six months.
Death CARR- At Merelia, Mexico, on the 6th February, Mark
William CARR, M.I.C.E., in his 66th year.
Resident Court yesterday, before Mr E PATTEN J.P.,
William RICHARDS fined for not leaving the premises of
James JOHNSTONE when requested to do so.
HARDEN, HAWKINS, LIDDLE, STUBBS, MILLAR, CATO, NEWTON,
PERCY, FULTON, LOGAN, and HINDMARSH.
Correspondent of the New Zealand Herald writes as follows:-
Meeting of new delegates to the Hawke's Bay Rugby Football Union was held last night at the Criterion Hotel with Mr CHILDS in the chair.
Following were elected.
President-Mr F LOGAN
The case, Hawke's Bay County Council v DICKSON, an appeal by the Council from a decision of the R.M., at Napier, has been dismissed with £7 7s costs.
Judge JOHNSTON and district Judge Seth SMITH leave in the Rimutaka for England.
A Gazette extraordinary further prorogues Parliament to the 4th April.
Decided at the Exhibition Commissioner's meeting that Sir James HECTOR be appointed executive commissioner to go to Melbourne.
Mr SEED wrote from Melbourne that New Zealand cereals and produce will surpass anything on the other side.
Understood that Detective-Inspector BROWN will not be transferred to Auckland as was at first proposed.
The Cook Strait cable has broken and communication with the south Island is seriously interrupted in consequence. Dr LEMON has preceded to Lyell Baya to test the cable and ascertain where the break took place.
HADDOCK, the stationmaster at Johnsonville, who was charged
with embezzling moneys belonging to the Wellington Manawatu Railway Company,
has been released on six month's probation.
The Board of Education have appointed Mr B CRONIN B.A., of Mount Albert School, to the headmastership of the Nelson Street School. There were 17 applications for this position, including some from the South.
Yesterday's gale did considerable damage.
At Onehunga the exceptionally high tide and wind so strained the Mangare bridge that traffic has been suspended.
The Onehunga Sawmill Company also suffered great damage to their wharf and works, and the beach road rendered impassable.
A man named Henry Thornten ROWE, a surveyor at the Thames, was arrested today on a charge of indecent assault.
Residence of Mr P DARBY at Ponsonby was gutted by fire this afternoon.
A shop and house belonging to J BOUND at Mount Albert was burned today.
Glove fight between H LAING of Wanganui and R MATTHEWS
was commenced today at the Otahuhu racecourse, but was stopped by the
police after a few rounds had been fought, of which LAING had all the
Last night, the wife of Mr Frank HOBBS, city engineer, died very suddenly.
She was talking with her family when she was taken suddenly
ill and died before medical aid could be procured.
The following persons are gazetted rangers under the Animals Protection Act, 1880, for Hawke's Bay:-
Totally destroyed by fire this morning between 6 and 7 o'clock. How the fire originated is shrouded in mystery.
The building was discovered this morning on fire by the night porter of the Royal Oak Hotel.
Owing to the Southerly gale nothing could be saved. Mr SMITH, the custodian, who, with his family reside on the premises, was roused by Mr KUTCHEN, tobacconist. It was with great difficult that he managed to get out his family in safety. He has lost all his effects.
The two front shops belong to the Opera House, occupied
by WILLIAMSON oyster saloon, and SHAKES, Hairdresser, are but little damaged
by the fire, but contents are ruined by water.
Miss Amy SHERWIN also lost all her belongings and stage property. She was to have opened tonight, fortunately her wardrobe is still to arrive.
HBH March 30 1888
ROBERTS-On March 28th, at Sealy Road, John Lee (Jack), the beloved child of John and M E ROBERTS, aged 5 1/2 months.
28th-Wairoa, s.s. put back. HYLAND and SMITH-agents.
Left for Mahia, early yesterday, owing to rough weather had to put back. She is now detained till the weather clears up.
Hermoine-ship-sailed for Wellington
Wheat and flour unchanged; brand-8d; pollard, 9d; oats, 2s 8d to 2s 9d; malting barley, 5s to 5s 6d.
The London Correspondent of the Auckland Herald writes:-
Father BECKER, of St. Joseph's College, writing from Mataia on October 25th, of last year, gives a very glowing account of the success of his missionary labours amongst5 the Maoris. He estimates the number of Maoris under the care of St Joseph's Society at 20,434, which, if correct, means about half the Maoris in the Colony have embraced Roman Catholicism. They, however, do not appear to stick very closely to their faith, for Father Becker concludes his letter by saying that he is just starting for the East Coast, where the Catholic Maori are relapsing into Hauhauism. He asks very earnestly that more priests may be sent out.
Captain BABOT, North Island manager for the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company, and Mr MORRISON, chief engineer in charge of the freezing department on board the "Coptic," expressed themselves highly pleased with the condition of the meat shipped by the N.B. and H.B. Freezing Company. This is very satisfactory, particularly a, being the first shipment, everybody worked under disadvantage.
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