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March
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HBH March 15 1888
Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

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
CROSS v N CARMICHAEL
D CARMICHAEL v N CARMICHAEL
NELSON, MOAT & Co V LYCETT
WESTLAKE v HOWES
Rate Collector v A JOHANSEN
Same v OLSEN
Same v G BEATIE
T NICHOLLS v G BEATTIE
WEGNER v LYCETT
C PETERSEN v Norsewood Road Board
Mr Coates for plaintiff and Mr DICK for defendants
DILLON v MONK
Alexander KENNEDY

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 strange case of accidental poisoning occurred yesterday afternoon. Two swaggers in passing over Mr DOUGLAS's run at Te Mahanga decided to have their tea. They filled their Billy from a covered tank of water, and having boiled the water and made tea and sat down and partook of it, one man drinking a pannikin full and the other not quite so much................more.

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.
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Militia and Volunteer Office
Napier
11 March 1888


The Officer Commanding the District requests the Officers of the Garrison to accompany him in following the remains of the late Alexander KENNEDY Esq., formerly Captain of the Napier Rifle volunteers, to the place of Interment, leaving the deceased's lat Residence at 11.30 a.m. this day (Thursday). Review Order.
W R BLTYHE
Captain Commanding District

735
Hawke's Bay Rabbit District Board of Trustees
Hugh HANDYSIDE
Chairman
Porangahau, 28th February 1888
H B Gun Club

Held at Stortford Lodge Hastings yesterday.

Competitors:-
J F M'ANDREW
A WOOIS
P MARTIN
J P HAMLIN
C O TANNER
C L MACKERSEY
H L DONNELLY
W BEAMISH
J O EVETT
W BROUGHTON
J MACKERSEY
J S WHEELER
A WOODS
A WOODS AND H L DONNELLY tied and fired off for third place. The match was won by W BROUGHTON, C MACKERSEY being second H L DONNELLY third.


In the Final handicap
W BEAMISH won killing all of his birds

DINNER
The members of the Hawke's Bay Gun Club entertained by Mr PROFITT at a complimentary dinner at the Criterion Hotel last evening. Mr LAING-President, occupied the chair and dinner was served in excellent style by GORMAN.

New Plymouth
The Omata Hotel, three miles south of New Plymouth was burnt down at 11 o'clock last night.

The property was owned by Mrs NEWSHAM, and was leased to Mr PAUL, brewer of New Plymouth.


Wellington
The following teams have been selected to play against Hawke's Bay on Tuesday and Wednesday
Dr COLLINS, MOORHOUSE, GORE, MOTLEY, HEENAN, McGIRR, HEWATT, DRYDEN, KIRKER, BODDINGTON, NICHILLS-Emergency LAWSON

The following 22 will represent Wellington against LILLYWHITE's team
Dr COLLINS, MOORHOUSE, GORE, MOTLEY, HEENAN, McGIRR, HEWATT, DRYDEN, KIRKER, BODDINGTON, NICHOLLS, LAWSON, MORICE, STINSON, WERRY, NORRIS, WIREN, RONALDSON, DAVIS, MALCOLM, WEBB and COCH. Emergency CREEKS

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.


Oamaru
At the Supreme Court today-John COONEY and James SCOTT were each sentenced to three years imprisonment for burglary, and John CROWLEY and James FINN were sentenced to three years each for an attempt to commit an abominable offence.
This afternoon the factory of Messrs REID and GRAY was destroyed by fire.


Christchurch
The barque Fray Bantos-Captain OYSTON, from the Bluff to port Pirie with timber, put into Lyttelton today in a leaky condition.

Dr DERENZIE has been appointed house surgeon and Miss BOYS matron of the Christchurch hospital, both on probation for three months.

A serious fire at Balclutha last night destroyed McKENZIE's store and the Athenaeum and damaged the Crown Hotel and HUTCHIN's chemist shop.


The German residents here have decided to send an address of condolence to the Kaiser FREDERICK


Dr T J RENNIE, who is connected with a Canadian lady doctor, was committed for trial today for alleged indecent assault on a deformed girl, 17 years of age, who was consulting him. It was contended for the defence that the charge was a trumped up one. Bail was allowed, and Dr RENNIE was released.
OWTON Accident


The danger of boys riding behind vehicles was illustrated yesterday by an accident in Carlyle Street.

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.
Artillery
A Shooting match, commencing at 5.30 o'clock, between F Battery of Artillery and the Napier Rifles.

The following will represent the Artillery:-
Captain McCARTNEY,
Sgt BOBSON,
Bombadier MARSHALL,
Gunners-DAWSON, FULFORD, GILBERD, BERRY, T MORRISON, MOTT and SWAN.
Emergencies:-HARKER, SMALE, FOX, and HARDING.

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.


The usual monthly meeting of the Freemasons Lodge of Instruction was held last night at the lodge room. After the usual formal opening the lodge at once adjourned out of respect to the memory of the late P.M KENNEDY.


Messrs MURTON and WHITE appear to have "struck a patch" in their sheep dip, and to satisfy demand for it are erecting new premises at the Spit, next to HOLT's mill.

Auckland

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.
Deceased stated that he bought six jam tarts, placed the poison on them, and ate them, as he was tired of life.
HBH March 16 1888
BOOJUM Disaster
It will be remembered that one of the victims of the Boojum Disaster was a seaman named George BAIN, who was buried by some of his acquaintances at the Spit. Yesterday Captain B B CREAGH was waited on by Mr Robert MacFARLAN, A SOLICITOR AND BARRISTER FROM Dumbarton, Scotland, and was requested by him on behalf of the deceased's family to thank all who so kindly assisted in the interment. Mr MacFARLAN knows the late George BAIN's family well, and when he made known to them that he was going to New Zealand for a trip, he was particularly desired to convey their sincere thanks for the kindness shown. It was also desired that special thanks should be conveyed to Mrs R D D McLEAN for her kindness in sending the beautiful floral wreath that was laid on the coffin.

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.


Our Waipawa Correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date,
"Scarlatina has again broken out down here. There are three cases in one family and several cases in the district.

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.
Taupo


On Saturday afternoon the steam launch Hinemoa was crossing the lake from Tokaanu to Taupo and a heavy gale and a terrific sea ex experienced off the westerly bay. In addition to Captain SPROULE, the following passengers were on board:-
Mrs WESTON
Miss RIDDELL
Dr CAMPBELL
Messrs HAGGEN, HALE, AITKEN.


Off Motutaiko Island the engines ceased working, and they found that the painter of the steamer's dingy had fouled the screw, which was a dangerous mishap under such circumstances. However Captain SPROULE promptly managed to fix a sail, and it was hopeless to go ahead with the steamer again he turned her for Tokaanu, but was overtaken by a violent thunderstorm............more and Messrs W HAGGEN and W SPROULE put off in a dingy.

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.
409
Mr MILLER's
Boiling Down
Tallow from the Hikototo Works
JOLLIE, MILLLER & Co
HIKOTOTO
West Clive
Francis C FULTON's Office
Tennyson Street
Or to M R MILLER
Napier


218
M R MILLER
Stock and Station Agent


Business Notice
555
To Ladies
Desirous of making their own Dresses.
Mrs THOMSON
Holder's Cottage
Shakspeare Road
(Late of Robbs'
St George's Square
Glasgow
Hours 10-1 and 2 to 6


200
W J BEALE
Hastings Street
Opposite Bank of New Zealand
Napier
Beale Patent and Wertheim Sewing Machines


679
Mrs J LANG
Intimate that business in Hastings street will be carried on as usual by her.
Weddings, Picnics and Tea Meetings
Catered for on the Shortest Notice and at the lowest prices.

Opening Notice
C T WILLIAMS
Late Assistant with
Mr J CRERAR and for many years with Messrs DINWIDDIE, WALKER & Co.
Bookseller and Stationer

Notice No 611

Opal Enlargements
Address to T WILLS
Opal Artist,
Post Office
Napier

H Bay Acclimatisation meeting
License Fee
It was decided to reduce the fee from one pound to 10s.

Humble Bees
The Secretary gave notice of his intention to move that in future the annual meeting of the society should be held in March, and the Secretary was instructed to call a special meeting of the proposal.


Rangers
The following office-bearers for the ensuing year were elected:-
President(re-elected), Mr T TANNER, M.H.R;
Committee
Messrs T SIDEY, R P WILLIAMS, J L HERRICK, J H COLEMAN, W SHRIMPTON,
F C FULTON, W W CARLILE
Hon Secretary(re-elected) Mr C A FITZROY.

Mr LOUGHNAN seconded a proposal by Mr COLEMAN to thank the zeal and usefulness of a secretary.


The New Freezing Works

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 in sheep
Thursday

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.


Christchurch
This afternoon two boys named HEMER and BROWN went out sailing in the Akaroa harbor. A heavy wind came up capsizing their boat. BROWN held on to the boat and was saved by some Maoris who saw the accident from ONUKU. HEMER attempted to swim ashore and was drowned. Several boats went out to search for the body, but it has not been recovered.

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.


Dunedin
Hugh ROSS was today fined five pound for raffling a pony in his licensed house at Anderson's Bay

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.

Alexander KENNEDY

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.


A burglar made a descent on Poukawa on Saturday night and left with ten pounds in cash, which he abstracted from the pocket of Mr Hugh CAMPBELL's coat.
866 Lost and Found
Cap of a Wheel Finder rewarded
Dan COTTON

786 Found a white Pig dog.
Owner apply to R C MILLER Petane.

Bankruptcy Notice
No 865 HOLDEN at Napier
Samuel Henry CARTER, of Napier, Draper
Patrick McGREEVY, of Waipawa, Butcher
George SCARFE of Napier Grocer
David PALMER of Napier Draper.

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
Saturday, March 17th, at 11 a.m.
Per United Press Association
Thursday

Auckland
Mr J G GILL, a farmer in the Takapuna district, died suddenly today of serious apoplexy. Mr GILL was well known in cricketing circles, and was a member of the Auckland team, which went South in 1882

The Grand Duke Alexander MICHAELOVITCH is on board the Rynda which arrived today. He is serving as lieutenant.
The crime of cattle stealing would appear to be common judging by the four cases of that character before the Supreme Court during the present sittings. James BENTLEY, was today convicted of cattle stealing and sentenced to five years' penal servitude

New Plymouth today Bellringer enquiry at Waitara continues.
George JOHNSTON,.A B seaman state...............more
Wellington
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.

Hokitika
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.

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
Thursday
Auckland
Mr J G GILL, a farmer in the Takapuna district, died suddenly today of serious apoplexy. Mr GILL was well known in cricketing circles, and was a member of the Auckland team, which went South in 1882
The Grand Duke Alexander MICHAELOVITCH is on board the Rynda which arrived today. He is serving as lieutenant.
The crime of cattle stealing would appear to be common judging by the four cases of that character before the Supreme Court during the present sittings. James BENTLEY, was today convicted of cattle stealing and sentenced to five years' penal servitude

New Plymouth today Bellringer enquiry at Waitara continues. George JOHNSTON,.A B seaman state...............more

Wellington

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.

Hokitika

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.


HBH March 17 1888

Our Hampden correspondent writes: -

The School Committee held their usual monthly meeting on Wednesday evening. Present Messrs BUCHANAN (Chairman), HARDY, HALLASY, MATHEWS, SCARROTT, PEMBERTON.
Mr PARKINSON wrote asking for the use of the schoolroom to deliver a lecture on bees.
The meeting then terminated-The equinoxical gales are "giving us beans," blowing down many forest trees and beautiful shrubs. The falling trees in the bush have killed several cattle.
Taradale Correspondent writes: - The River Board met at the Greenmeadows Hotel on Thursday evening.
Present Messrs J JEFFARES (in the chair) DRUMMOND, T JEFFARES, senior, and R NEAGLE.
Letter of instructions from Board's solicitor regarding Mr HAWKER, recovery of his land.
Letter read from Mr LOGAN covering a transfer from Mr HAWKER to Mr LORD, with an endorsement on the back......................more
Attendance was large at St Paul's schoolroom last evening, when the St Paul's Band of Hope had their annual entertainment and prize competition. Mr GRAINGER occupied the chair. Proceedings opened by the Rev J McINTOSH.
During the evening there were competitions for prizes and competitors divided into senior and junior.***note-abridged by Elaine

Junior singing competition-Master T H F GRAINGER
Master Harry WRIGHT second.

Junior recitation-Master Joe McKNIGHT
In the senior contests

Singing Miss Minnie GREENFIELD-first prize
Miss Edith WATT-second

Miss Flera BERRY-Special prize

Recitations
Miss Maud WATT-first
Miss Nelly OLIVER-second
STORYTELLER An old Napierite
Many of our readers will remember Mr H W NESFIELD, who saw a great many ups and down in Hawke's Bay, and then went to England and narrated his experiences in a book entitled "A Chequered Career."

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
Friday
Telegraphic - per United Press Association


The poll taken for the Devonport waterworks and drainage loan of £15,000 resulted in the proposal being rejected. The voting for the loan was-165: against-121; informal, 1. The total number of ratepayers represented was only 193, out of a total number of 450 on the roll. As a clear majority on the roll is necessary the proposal was therefore lost.


A tribute to the memory of the late Emperor of Germany, who was buried today, a number of vessels in port, displayed flag half mast high. The Nelson and the Rynda both fired a funeral salute of 91-minute guns

A four roomed house in Napier street, occupied by Mr McDUGGAN, was burned down last night.

Wellington

The English ship Picione, which left London on December 23, bound for Wellington, has gone ashore at Waikanae beach, between Wellington and Foxton.

Friday

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.

Dunedin

A six-roomed house in the north east valley, occupied by Mr VICKLAND was burned down. It was insured for £100 in the Equitable office.
Samuel JOHNSON, of Woodville, has been adjudged a bankrupt. Meeting will be held at the Woodville court house next Tuesday afternoon.


A new advertisement is inserted in reference to the sale at Bon Marche of the assigned stock of J C FOWLER


Messrs W HOWE and Co., grain and produce merchants, Tennyson Street have announced they have sold their business.

Hawke's Bay Jockey Club's Autumn Meeting
President-Captain RUSSELL M.H.R.
Treasurer-A C LANG
Stewards-J H COLEMAN, W SHRIMPTON, Allan McLEAN, C P DONNELLY, William DOUGLAS, E CONROY, Thomas BISHOP, George HUNTER, R D D McLEAN.
Handicapper-J O EVETT
Judge-W SHRIMPTON
Starter-James LYON
Clerk of the Course-James LOPDELLL
Clerk of the Scales-E CONROY
Clerk of the totalisators-G T CROSS
Timekeeper-C WHITTINGTON
Secretary-F D LUCKIE

Following cases dealt with today

Thomas FOREMAN-allowing a horse to stray, fined 1 pound, with 7s costs.
J W COWPER, similarly charge, fined 5s with 7s costs
E HALLETT, similar charge-fined 5s with 7s costs
Albert PLUMMER, similar charge-1 pound with 7s costs
G McDONALD-riding on the footpath-fined 10s with 7s costs
H CRAWFORD-similar charge, fined 10s with 7s costs
W HITCHINGS-similar charge, fined £2 with 7s costs
W ROGERS-similar charge fined 1 pound with 7s costs.

PAHIATUA

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

HBH March 19 1888 Telegraphic

Per United Press Association
Wellington-SundayMessrs PEARCE and Co, received a telegram this afternoon from the scene of the wreck of the Pleione as follows:-
"The ship is much the same position as yesterday. She has made a hole in the sand for herself." Little hope is entertained for the vessel getting off, but as she is not making water most of the cargo will be saved.
The ketch AGNES, 32 tons, Captain LITTLE, bound for Havelock, has gone ashore on the beach near the lighthouse. She is on a sandy beach, and is expected to be floated off in the morning.
A charge of perjury has been laid against one of the witnesses in the case against FARRELLLY, who was committed on trial for the charge of indecent assault. The evidence of the informant and for the defendant showed great discrepancy.
Christchurch Yesterday's storm was general throughout the province, and the rain has been welcomed, being much needed for the grass. At Southbridge and Springfield a severe thunder-storm was experienced. The Waimakariri rose in heavy flood, but fell rapidly this morning. At Kaiapoi the water broke through the embankment at Charles Street and the north east part of the town was flooded. No damage occurred to the railway, but a good deal to small bridges and culverts and corn in stock.
HBH March 19 1888 Births
PALMER-At Napier, on March 14th, the wife of Mr Charles PALMER, of a daughter.
HARDING-At Mount Vernon, Waipukurau, on March 15th, the wife of Mr Rechab HARDING, of a son.
EDWARDS-At Harvey road, on Saturday 18th March, the wife of Charles H EDWARDS, of a son.

Rowing Teams and bridge fire
The crews to represent Poverty Bay on the annual rowing contest with Napier arrived by the Suva yesterday, and are staying at the Criterion Hotel.
There is a crew each from the Gisborne and Poverty Bay Clubs, the following being the names of those crew members:-
Gisborne G A BOURKE-stroke E SPURDLE-3 W MILLR-2 A H BOOTH-bow
Poverty Bay J LEE-stroke C HANSEN-3 J NESBIT-2 J REID-bow
Visitors going over the bridge across the harbor to the freezing works at the Spit yesterday found the structure was on fire in five different places, extending over 40ft. They went back and met Mr CREAGH, who had noticed the fire, and who was proceeding with a bucket and rope to the place. Fortunately the fire was just in its incipient stages, and Mr CREAGH was able to cope with it. From the distance over which the fires were spread it appeared as if the bridge had been deliberately set on fire.
Messrs BANNER and LIDDLE will sell tomorrow the whole of Mr HATHERALL's furniture and effects.

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.
A Remarkable Case
Under the above heading the Doncaster Reporter of July 6th, 1887, publishes the following in its editorial columns-

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


HBH March 20 1888

Telegraphic-Monday

Hokitika

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.
Tomorrow divorce and appeal cases will be taken.
The floods have gone down, and shipping is once more practicable.
Nine more beach leases have been applied near OKARITO.
Christchurch
H McGINLEY won the Centennial Flat Race of 150 yards,, 14 yards, being seven others. Time 15sec.
Yesterday evening Michael MURPHAY, aged 9, the son of a labourer, was accidentally killed while playing underneath Montreal Street Bridge. A companion named PEARSON pushed him against the abutment of the bridge. He struck his head, and died in five minutes.
Dunedin
A daring and brutal daylight robbery was perpetrated during the early part of Saturday evening at 6.15pm on Saturday when the streets and thoroughfares such as Bond and Crawford streets are deserted at that hour. It occurred at one of the vacant allotments when William SLATTERY, aged 19, who had been working up country, was drinking with some companions in a neighbouring hotel. On their way back SLATTERY was attacked and the injury inflicted upon him proved to be very severe, and he was removed to hospital, where he lay unconscious until the following morning. He will be unable to leave the hospital for some days. From descriptions given George ANDERSON and Charles McGRATH both of indifferent character were picked out.


A man named CONNEL was received in the Lawrence hospital today suffering from a wound in the groin believed to be a stab. He died shortly after admission. It is supposed that the deceased and others were in a hotel, and believed to have quarrelled and a man named McRORIE stabbed the deceased. The police have yet to arrest McRORIE.
Magistrate
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.,
John JOHNSON fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
For using obscene language the same prisoner was sentenced to two month's hard labor, and he was sentenced to one month's hard labor for resisting the police.
The sentences to run concurrently.

Sale Price for Horses
Messrs
NERI
M KANO
T SINCLAIR
GEORGE
J SAWDON
P BALLANTYNE
H MONTEITH
J WHITTEL
J A EAKIN
Donald COWPER
P H DICKSON
N MACNAMARA
W JONES
TIPO
WHAIRIRI
W WATERHOUSE
LANDSDOWNE
R MORRISON
Mr Robert BROWNING, the well-known solicitor, died on Saturday morning of typhoid fever. The funeral took place today and was largely attended.
Before ordinary business at the Supreme Court commenced this morning Mr H WILLIAMSON, Crown Prosecutor expressed the regret with which the Bar had received the intelligence of Mr BROWNING's death.
His Honor, Mr Justice GILLIES, said he deeply felt the loss that one so young and so promising should be taken from amongst them.
Council meeting Correspondence
From Mr N E BEAMISH, asking that a bad place on the Island-road, near Mr BROUGHTON's, should, be metalled before winter set in-"The overseer to see to the work."


From Mr CARR, C.E., suggesting that instead of solid approaches being made to the northern end of the Tuki Tuki bridge, it would be better and cheaper to add four spans of 30ft each to the bridge, at a cost of £240. The bridge was nearly completed, and he thought it would be ready for opening by the end of April.-The suggestion was adopted.

Smells at Awatoto
Mr Tanner called attention to the nuisance arising from the soap and manure works at Awatoto. The stench was so bad that it made delicate people quite ill..........more
***note from Elaine and still the same.


Rowing Regatta

Senior Pairs-Easy winner for the Star Boating Club

Junior Double sculls-Star Rowing Club and Napier Rowing Club second

PEARCE Champion Sculls
1 1/2 mile; the winner to hold the amateur championship of New Zealand

1st -FOSTER-Napier Rowing Club
2nd-BRAITHWAITE-Wakatu Towing Club

Also started McKAY (Wellington) and COPELAND (Stars), the present holder.

Auckland
Petitions lodged respecting the recent licensing elections were considered by Mr Seth SMITH R.M., today who reserved judgment.


Waipawa County Racing Club
Winter Meeting
To be held at Kaikora on Tuesday May 1 1888
President-Mr W WHITE
Judge-Mr H J NAKER
Starter-Mr B B JOHNSON
Clerk of the Scales-Mr J PETTIT
Clark of Totalisator-Mr F J POPPELWELL
Handicapper-Mr G MORGAN
Stewards
Messrs S M GREEVY, W T SABIN, L FALCONER, E WATTS, A SCRIMGEOUR, T HOWARD, J PETTIT, D MORONEY, F J POPPELWEL, B B JOHNSON


Notice No 904
Hawke's Bay County Office
Yearly Metalling-Tenders
HARRISON and KIRKHAM
CODD and PENDER
M MURPHY
J DAVIDSON
H PULFORD
W CLARKE
R O'RORKE
Signed G T FANNIN
C.C.C., H.B.
Wellington
Monday

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.


The inaugural meeting of the first conference of the Industrial Protection Association took place today.
Representatives present:-
Mr SHEPHERD, representing the Industrial Association of Auckland;
Messrs T Kennedy MACDONALD, J DRANSFIELD, Hildreth CHALMERS, and the officers of the Wellington Association;
Representing the New Zealand Industrial Protection Association of Wellington-
Mr BELLHOUSE, representing the New Zealand Protection Association of
Christchurch;
Mr KIRK, representing the New Zealand Industrial Association of Christchurch;
Mr HODGE, representing the Protection League of Otago;
Mr MACINTOSH and Mr James STEWART, representing the Protection League of Southland.

Mr DRANSFIELD of Wellington elected vice-President of the Conference.
Mr SHEPHERD of Auckland was unanimously elected President.
The Rev W COLENSO forwards £20 towards the relief of the bush settlers at Norsewood. Mr T MORRISON sends two suits of clothes. We have also received 10s from H.H.M., and several parcels of clothing. Any further donations of money or goods will be acknowledged in these columns.


That pretty and well known property near Taradale called Roseneath will be submitted to auction today at Messrs LYNDON and SIDEY''s sale-room. The estate which contains about 30 acres, has been laid off into convenient allotments, and an excellent opportunity is offered to all classes of acquiring a freehold on easy terms.


The Charitable Aid Board have despatched Mr M J MAHON to Norsewood.


Mr James LAIRD, Mayor of Wanganui wire to the Mayor of Napier yesterday afternoon as follows:- "Re Norsewood fire, is distress as great as reported? Can we do anything to help?" To this kindly message Mr SWAN replied:_ "Thanks for thoughtful telegram. Distress in district very great, by report much greater than caused by last fire in same locality. Any assistance will be gratefully received."


Mr C VILLERS provided the coaches for Juvenile Foresters at the usual court meeting which was held to discuss details of the annual picnic. The commissariat arrangements will be in charge of Host JAMES, of the Petane Hotel.
A Ornamental and Aerobatic skating exhibition will be given by Harry A SIMMONS at the Gaiety Theatre will be opened under new owners.

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.)


Temporary Relief
Late yesterday afternoon Mr M J MAHON, who has been sent up to Norsewood by the Mayor on behalf of the Charitable Aid Board sent the following telegraphic message to the chairman, Mr G H SWAN: - -"The place presents a most deplorable and desolate appearance. Fully 40 families are rendered homeless, number about 170 persons. Of these 17 families, numbering 68 persons, are totally destitute of good, clothing, and bedding. Many of them are insured, but mortgaged for the amount of insurance. If the insurance companies would settle promptly such distress would be alleviated, and temporary shelter could be erected for the homeless. It is hoped that mortgages and creditors generally will act with kindness and forbearance, and will not press for present obligations. Please send at once a ton of flour, hundred pounds of tea in two-pound packets, quarter tone of sugar, hundred pairs of blankets, and plenty of old clothing for men, women, and children. I will remain until I see !
every case of genuine distress relieved. Wire instructions if any."

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.
Captain and Miss GLADSTONE, nephew and niece of Mr W E GLADSTONE arrived last evening from the hot lakes district in one of Messrs CROWTHER and McCAULEY's Taupo coaches. The visitors are staying at the Masonic Hotel.

We have received the following additional amounts in aid of the fund for the relief of Norsewood settlers.
Friend-£5; J.P BALLO £2; J ROULSTON-£1; J COKER 10s;

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.

Gisborne

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.
Messrs W HAYES, F SUTTON, and J ELLIS were elected members of the club, which is now about 50 members. The following were elected on the Committee0-Messrs THOMAS, BEECROFT, F BROUGHTON, J KELLY, A WELLWOOD, LOPDELL,TOD, GIBLIN, G ELLIS, D McLEAN.


Resident Magistrate Court before Mr G A PREECE R.M., held yesterday.
For the plaintiff in each of the following civil cases.:-
ROBERTSON v Hone RAKA
BLYTHE and Co v STEFFANSEN
Same v G B WORGAN
McFARLANE v Henare MAKARENO
Same v Hirine HAPAHIPEA
BLAIR v MORTON
BLACKWELL v H T H KNIGHT
WRIGHTSON v JONES
Taito KUPU v Pera te WHERAIO
HALLY v M MURPHY
Waipawa

The adjourned meeting of the school committee was held last evening
Mr E BIBBY in the chair
Present
Rev J C ECCLES
Messrs WHITTINGTON
S JOHNSON
R PHILLIPS
J MOGRIDGE

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
Carl SCHMIDT, of Ormondville, will be dealt with for getting drunk and ill treating his wife in a very brutal manner, he having cut her head and otherwise injured her, and what he would have done if the neighbours had not stayed his hand.

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.
Mr R HARDING in the chair. Mr J CHICKEN's brass band is to be there.

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.
HBH March 21 1888 Queensland


A telegram from Georgetown says that some Chinese lepers have been there some time cohabitating with the aboriginals, among whom the disease is spreading.

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 inquiry.
Auckland
Report says that a Melbourne syndicate have opened negotiations with the owners of the Okorone hot springs, Oxford, Waikato, with a view to the purchase or lease of the springs as a sanatorium.

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.

Gisborne

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.
Mary Ann McINTOSH and Ambrose WICKENS were discharged for an assault on John McINTOSH.

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


New Plymouth
The more intelligent natives admit that Ti WHITI is no prophet and had no miraculous power, but they say that he is a "man of knowledge," and he will always hold sway with a large bulk of the natives.


Wellington
Mr TOXWARD, the Danish Consul, left this morning for Norsewood to render what assistance is possible to the sufferers by the late fire.

It is generally believed that the ship Pleione, wrecked at Waikanae beach, was not insured.


Dunedin

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
McRORY is a middle aged man. His parents are said to reside in the Otahuhu district, Auckland. He has been engaged for some time as teamster on Mr James SMITH's Greenfield estate.
The vessels in port, the harbor offices, and the shipping offices were gaily decorated with bunting today in honor of the marriage of Mr James MILLS M.H.R., Managing Director of the Union Company to Miss Sadie Gertrude FOSBERRY. The newly married couple left for Sydney via the North in the afternoon.


HBH March 22 1888
***Elaine-Type very faint and hard to read

Hawke's Bay Jockey Club winners paid yesterday
Messrs
G H CLIFFORD
G G STEAD
Hon G McLEAN
A P BELCHER
H LYNN OR LUNN
STOCK and CONROY
P MARTIN
A (OR N) ELLINGHAM
P BUTLER
H REDWOOD
T HEDGER
J MUNN
G HUNTER
W TATHAM
D TWOHILL
Auckland

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.

Wellington
Inspector SHEARMAN, of Auckland, will retire from the Police service, and his position will be filled by Inspector BROHAM of Timaru.

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.
Invercargill
Mr John HALLIDAY, borough engineer, has sent in his resignation to the Council.
Mr Halliday was recently retrenched, but has succeeded in obtaining an appointment in Victoria, whence he came, at a salary equal to that, which was paid to him before he was reduced. As borough engineer he has done a large amount of work, the new waterworks scheme by pumping having been designed by him.
Thursday
Theatre Royal
Advertisement 919
Grand Athletic Carnival
By the Members of the Napier Gymnasium
Assisted by Professor CARROLLO of Auckland
Under the patronage of his Worship the Mayor and Mayoress,
and leading Citizens of Napier
Dumb-bells in Squad to Music
Single sticks-Messrs R D McLEAN and S F WHITCOMBE
Boxing-Messrs A H WILSON, J CROWLEY, and Professor CORROLLO
Light Indian Club Exhibition to Music-Messrs F and S LYNDON
Bayonet exercise by the men of the N.N.A.V.-commanded by Lieutenant HEALIN
Boxing-Messrs R D HOBEN and S FRYER and S F WHITCOMBE
Heavy Indian Club-Mr M HERROLD
Fencing-Messrs -JARDINE and Professor CARROLLO
Parallel Bars-Messrs F and S LYNDON, L H and W NEWTON, G W HARDEN, H S LIDDLE, IVESS, C ROBERTS, and Professor CORROLLO
Wrestling-Heavyweights-Messrs H C SKEET v G G PEACOCK;
Light Weights-G W HARDEN v J HUGHES
Roman Rings-Mr C ROBERTS and Professor CARROLLLO
Ye Olde English Game of Quarterstaffe
Mr A H WILSON and Professor CARROLLO

Tickets may be had from any of the Members. Prices-es. 2s. 1s. Box plan at JACOBS.

SORRELL's Band in Attendance
Professor CARROLLO -Performance on three bars assisted by Messrs L NEWTON, C ROBERTS, W NEWTON, G W HARDON, IVES


Advertisement 909
The Colombia Elite
Roller Skating Rink
Gaiety Theatre
Dickens Street

Admission one shilling

Professor Harry A SIMMONS
Champion High Stilt Skater of America has been engaged
Exhibition of Fancy Roller Skating
Every Evening


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Napier Football Club
Secretary
W J CHILD
HBH March 23 1888 Auckland
Telegraphic
Thursday

Auckland

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.


*** see later article at bottom of this mail

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.
Under this the company is to receive £25,000, cash for four-fifths of their property, the remaining one-fifth to be retained by the company and to be represented by fully paid up shares in any company that may be formed by the purchasers. In addition to this Mr WILSON pays £4000 for the Silver King mine, which adjoins the Battery Company's property.
Later

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!
ed a seat in the Legislative Council.
HBH March 23 1888
Wanganui

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.


Wellington

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..
HBH March 23 1888 News

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 bush fires:-
Mrs A NEWMAN
Mr A BOYLE (Christchurch)
David ROULSTON
Mr H MOORE
Mr S LOUND

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
Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

John HAWKER was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Peter HEMMINGSEN-with larceny of a 1 pound note.-Mr DICK for defence.

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.
Mr John DEANS was elected president.
HBH March 23 1888 Dunedin

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
The enquiry was still going on when the telegraph office at Lawrence closed.
HBH March 24 1888 Correspondence to Editor

One
Timothy McQUADE
Hastings, March 23 1888

Two
Heading-RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE
Writing about Mr HORSBY who is secretary of the Norsewood fund and makes reference to the Crofter fund

Three
The Waipawa people, as represented by Dr REED and Mr John Thomas Marryatt HORNSBY, appear to want some responsible persons to look aft the Norsewood fund. Now as both Father GROGAN and Mr HORNSBY have experienced the one lately and the other some time ago,......................more They used to be running in harness on the Land League racket, and therefore know each others' ways, would it not be well to appoint both of them to look after the fund.


Four
Subscriptions
Regarding Mr SWAN and Mr ORMOND contributing to the Norsewood fund.
M.J. MAHON
HBH March 24 1888 Fox Portsmouth

An article entitled
A PLUCKY WOMAN

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
Mrs General WILLIS was one, her husband being absent on account of illness.
Arrived at the cemetery gates, the Union Jack, at the corner of which hung the red cross which had been given to Mrs FOX by the Queen, was reverently spread upon the coffin, which was carried by private soldiers to the chapel where the Rev J BARTON, principal Chaplain of the forces, conducted the usual service. Three volleys were fired over the grave-for the first time in military annals, it is said, over woman-with altercations of funeral salutes from the band. The immense concierge then returned to Portsmouth, and each mourner on the way had some kind tributed to the memory of the dead heroine.

***Typed by Elaine exactly as written
HBH March 24 1888 Telegraphic Friday

Christchurch
Annual Meeting of the Canterbury Frozen Meat it was decided to write off £5000 for depreciation of works and plant. A dividend of 10% was declared.
Messrs W CHRYSTALL and John COOKE were re-elected directors. During the past year 226,000 sheep and lambs, and 306 head of cattle were frozen at the Company's works.

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 team.
Dunedin
A chimney sweep named T GIBBS attempted to commit suicide yesterday by taking some spirit of salts. He drinks very heavily at times, and then becomes very excitable. He is now believed to be out of danger, although he was unconscious for some time.
Majority of jury empanelled in the Tuapeka Mouth tragedy were in favor of returning a verdict of murder. ........more
Invercargill
Tomorrow 114 tons of cheese will leave here for transhipment at Lyttelton to the Rimutaka, being the produce of eight factories and two private shippers. The value here is estimated at £450
HBH March 24 1888 Council Meting
Moved by Mr BAKER and seconded by Mr LAMB, "That the following gentlemen be a committee to canvass for and received subscriptions, with power to add to their number:-
Messrs ORMOND, HILL, McLEAN, KNOWLES, J S CARO, NEAL, CLOSE, T SIDEY, BALFOUR, McDIARMID, GILBERD, FENWICK, McVAY, P DINWIDDIE,LYNDON,
TIFFEN, COLEMAN, BOGLE, BAKER, J PARKER, JACOBS
HBH March 24 1888 Local
The Rev J EDWARDS will preach tomorrow morning in the Methodist Church, Carlyle street, Napier.
A letter has been received from "Julius O'CONNOR."
Early this week Mr H HILL sent round a circular asking for school children's contributions towards supplying the Norsewood scholar with books &c.
The Rev W BAUMBER having been appointed by the late Wesleyan Conference is to succeed the Rev W MORLEY in Dunedin and leaves for that City on Saturday next. A public farewell soiree will be held next week, of which particulars will be announced.
A Mohaka correspondent writes regarding "Last Thursday this little town was quite lively. Groups of gaily dressed children were seen on their way to Mr BEE's orchard, where the annual picnic was to be held.
Thanks were recorded by Mr BEE to Miss DOUGLAS their teacher.
Notice
C B HOADLEY & CO
Who have been instructed by Mr J HUMPHRIES who is leaving the District, to offer at the Hawke's Bay Auction Mart, Napier, his Greenmeadows Farm.
HBH March 24 1888 Auckland Telegraphic
Mr H G Seth SMITH, R.M., delivered judgment today in respect of the petitions lodged against the elections for the Auckland North and South licensing districts, declared both elections void on the ground that the nomination papers were not delivered in proper time, and that the nomination papers were in themselves informal.

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.
The Royal Horticultural Society's autumn show was opened today by Major DEVORE.
Supreme Court today the petition of Catherine LYNCH. Praying for the dissolution of her marriage with Denis LYNCH, on the grounds of cruelty and adultery, was partly heard. The evidence showed that LUNCH-who did not appear-had treated his wife with extraordinary cruelty, and it was stated that for six years he had not been for one week sober. Case adjourned till Monday.
Negotiations have been carried on between Mr Geo HOLDSHIP, managing director of the Auckland Timber Company, and the representative of a Melbourne syndicate, for the purchase of various sawmill properties in the Auckland district............more
Masterton-
A nurse named Mrs HEWITT, who was proceeding last Monday to Mangahoe, was found dead this morning drowned in the river she had to cross to reach the settlement. She has been missing since Monday. It is supposed that a fresh in the river carried her away.
HBH March 24 1888 Auckland Telegraphic.
Masterton-
A nurse named Mrs HEWITT, who was proceeding last Monday to Mangahoe, was found dead this morning drowned in the river she had to cross to reach the settlement. She has been missing since Monday. It is supposed that a fresh in the river carried her away.

HBH March 24 1888 Telegraphic 2
New Plymouth
Friday

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.
***No name given as yet-Elaine
Wellington

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.
William D HADDOCK, stationmaster at Johnsonville has been arrested on a charge of embezzling money belonging to the Wellington-Manawatu Railway Company

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
Land Transfer Notice Advertisement No 919 Signed Edwin BAMFORD District Land Register

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.
Dated 23rd day of March, 1888, at the Lands Registry Office, Napier

Last and final Notice Advert No 878
W HOWE and Co Grain and Produce merchants of Tennyson street, Napier having sold their business to Messrs BARRY Bros

Our Mr S P ANDREWS will be at the Old Premises every take to take your money.
HBH March 26 1888Telegraphic
Christchurch Sunday

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.

Auckland
In the case of LYNCH v LYNCH, petition for divorce-a decree nisi was granted, to be absolute at end of six months.

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.

Dunedin
The body of John CURLE was found on the town belt today. Deceased, who had been missing several days, was 66 years old, a tinsmith by trade, residing in Regent-street, Mornington. He leaves a wife and grown up family. There were no marks of violence. Foul play is not suspected. An inquest will be held.

Napier
Local Letters to the Editor
From John BEGG on Corruption-regarding Michael McALAREY
From Mr HORSBY in Defence

HBH March 26 1888

Received from Mr T E BULL of the Tarawera Hotel, $1 in aid of the sufferers by the bush fires
Saw-millers in the Manawatu district have raised the price of timber. The rate now quoted in Palmerston and Ashurst are-Heart of totara, 12s: rimu, 7s; dressed, 9s.
Annual General meeting of the Napier Football Club was held on Saturday evening at the Criterion Hotel. Officers elected were:-
Presidents, Messrs J D ORMOND and F LOGAN
Captain-Mr m HERROLD
Vice-captain-Mr W F J ANDERSON
Secretary and Treasurer-Mr W J CHILDS
Committee
Messrs SKEET, GIBBONS, HARDEN, A F KENNEDY, S R KENNEDY
Delegates to Hawke's Bay Rugby Union
Messrs GIBBONS and CHILDS.
Auditors-Messrs H C SKEET and E H WOLEDGE
Rev H J FREELAND will deliver a series of special addresses at St John's Church every evening this week at 7.30 o'clock

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.
Mr James MILLS, M.H.R, was a passenger to Sydney from Dunedin on Saturday by the Te Anau. He is on his wedding trip, and he and his wife came ashore and "had a look at Napier. Mr MILLS is managing director of the Union Steamship Company, and M.P. for Port Chalmers
The Wesleyan literary class will meet under the presidency of the Rev W BAUMBER this evening for the last time, as he is leaving for Dunedin.

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, New Plymouth
The Rev Robert FRASER of Havelock, occupied the pulpit at St Paul's Church last evening.

HBH March 27 1888 local plus
Dunedin

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.


Alexander HUNTER, a prominent member of the North Dunedin Rifles was drowned yesterday morning while bathing at the foot of Frederick street. Deceased was subject to epileptic fits, and while in one of these he must have expired. He was discovered in four and a half feet of water.
T C GIBBS was committed for trial today for attempting suicide.

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.
HBH March 27 1888 Norsewood

Norsewood Relief Committee

At a meeting held yesterday for the bush relief victims His Worship the Mayor (Mr G H SWAN ) in the chair.
Present were:-
Rev W COLENSO
Captain PREECE R M
Dr CARO
Messrs J D ORMOND, M H R
R D D McLEAN
P S McLEAN
P DINWIDDIE
E LYNDON
H S TIFFEN
R SMITH
J G GILBERD
Jos M PARKER
T BEAR
T W BALFOUR
H P COHEN
N JACOBS
W MAYO
T SIDEY
E W KNOWLES

Following additional relief of subscriptionsfor the relief of the burned out settlers at Norsewood and Makaretu:-
Mr KENRICK
J HILL
Mr John CHAMBERS, Junr
Mr T E BRILL (misprinted in yesterday's issue as "BULL"),
Mr D RYAN-Table Hill, Porangahau
Mrs TYLEE
Mrs PRESCOTT
HBH March 27 1888 Meeting

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 for themselves.
Proposed by Mr ORMOND and seconded by Mr P S Mc LEAN.

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.


Cricket
Canterbury v LILLYWHITE'S Team
By Telegraph
Christchurch-Monday

CANTERBURY TEAM
W CRAYSHAW
W STUDHOLME
E P BARNES
H R MATHIAS
W P REEVES
H M REEVES
R D HARMAN
F WILDING
C GARRARD
W LABATT
J FOWKE
F McDONALD
HBH March 27 1888 Bits

United Press Association
Thursday

Auckland

The Archill licensing election resulted in the defeat of the Prohibitionists.

Captain J B MORPETH has died of typhoid fever.

New Plymouth
The Government expects to call Parliament together not later than the end of April. Ministers are now engaged framing the estimates to be placed next session, and tasks will be complete today.

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

Greymouth

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
Before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.,

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

Ormondville.
March 26, 1888
From our Own Correspondent

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.

Notice 984
27 March 1888

In bankruptcy
Superior Court
HOLDEN at Napier

Timothy CONDON-Baker, of Napier was this day adjudged bankrupt
HBH March 28 1888 News

Local

Auction at the residence of Mrs GARDINER Taradale Road.
Auction on instructions from F FENWICK, Esq by LYNDON & SIDEY
Dannevirke
BEN B JOHNSON has received instructions from Mr John PEARSON to sell by Public Auction his interest in the Boarding house at the premises Dannevirke, plus all household furniture and effects..


Wellington
Tuesday
Mr Arthur BELL, a son of Sir F Dillon BELL, has been asked by the Government to represent New Zealand in the conference of colonial delegates on the rabbit pest, and will probably consent.

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.
Greymouth

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.


Christchurch
Today Alexander DUNBAR was committed for trial on the charge of unlawfully offering £30 to Mr T BRYDON, manager at Dunedin, for the New Zealand and Australian Land Company

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.
HBH March 28 1888 Crofters Fund
(Norsewood Fires)

Letter from Mr J T M HORNSBY Waipawa plus statement of receipts for £47.
endorsed by C M McLEAN-Waipawa.

Collected -
Mr John McCAULEY
Alex McRAE
J M CHAMBERS
Jno McDONALD
Geo HELEM
Murdoch McLEOD
R McDONALD
M McKAY
R MATHIESON
C E STEWART
R B HOLMES
J CHAMBERS (sen)
Angus ROSS
A McLEOD
Jas ANGUS
Mr GOLDER
J B CHAMBERS
Alex McKENZIE
Neil BETHUNE
D McDONALD
W McDONALD
W A COUPER
Neil McLEOD
K GOLLAN (sen)
A CAMPBELL
R McKENZIE
C L McPHERSON
S McGREEVY
D McKENZIE
Jno PALMER
Robt McLEOD
Rev AA GRANT
D MURRAY
C O"DONAGHUE
Geo FRANCES
A JONES
Jno STEWART
R McKENZIE
Chas GISBSON
A LIVINGSTONE
Rev A SHEPHERD
Donald McLEAN
Jas McDONALD
W McDONALD (JUN
£38 4S COLLECTED BY Mr J T M HORNSBY
P GILLESPIE
John HIGGINS
John BEGG
H WILLIAMS
Sandy
Total receipts £47
HBH March 28 1888 local

Death

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 clear
Magistrate Court
Before Mr G A PREECE Resident Magistrate

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
HBH March 18 1888 South

Tuesday
Oamaru

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.
Dunedin
Mr EDMEADS, landlord of the Tuapeka Mouth Hotel,, was today fined £5 and 47s costs for selling liquor on a Sunday. The conviction was endorsed on his license. The evidence showed that liquor had only been sold to RORY (who is charged with the murder of CONNELLY) and WALSH, both of whom were travellers. The Magistrate held that as these men who were not travellers it was a breach of the Licensing Act.

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

Telegraphic-Tuesday

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.
Mr COURTNEY, who has just returned from Home, where he went on an emigration mission, addressed a public meeting last night. He said he had introduced 300 people into the Colony, all of whom had paid their passages. Several spoke at the meeting, after Mr COURTNEY asked them to come forward to air their grievances. No one came forward. Mr SHANNON, of THOMPSON, SHANNON & Co., Wellington, who said he had come to the meeting prejudiced against Mr COURTNEY, but he was pleased to alter his opinion.
A lad of about 18 years old, named BROPHY, has been lost in the bush at *Okato since Sunday. Search parties had been out every day, but have failed to find any trace of him. He had only a shirt and trousers on when he left, and it is now very improbable that he will now be found alive, the weather having been so inclement and cold. His father is a settler living at *Otako.

**Note by Elaine- spelling of Okato or Otako????
HBH March 28 1888 Local news

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.

Advertisement 985
Balance sheet details of Funds collected in Aid of Mr W NASH, who lost his foot by accident at the Breakwater Works on the 10th of November 1887: -
Collected by: -
DONOVAN and FIELD-£108 10s 1
H BRADLEY, Petane -£1
G GILDING, Shamrock Hote-£1 7s 6d
HOLLOWAY and JONES-£3 17s 6d
BEATSON-£2
H BERRY, Clive Station-£5 12s 6d
Breakwater Employee-£18 4s 0d
It should be noted by persons contributing for the relief of the bush settlers that £1 sent to the Napier committee means £2 5s for the settlers, owing to the subsidy, but £1 sent direct or to any other distributing body means just the £1 and nothing more.

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:-
Messrs T SIDEY (chairman)
J PARKER, J C FOWLER, P GLEN, J McANENY, S J FREEMAN.

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.
Officers for the following season elected were:-
President-Mr J D ORMOND
Vice-Presidents-Mr R DOBSON, Dr INNES, Mr J ROBJOHNS, Mr N K McDIARMID;
Captain-Mr W HAWKINS
Vice-Captain-Mr R PERCY
Secretary-Mr J SYMONDS
Treasurer-Mr W HUGHES
Committee-Messrs PATTERSON, NORRIS, SMITH, SPOONER, and MILLER.
Delegates to Rugby Union- Messrs HAWKINS and SMITH

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 at present.

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.
HBH March 28 1888 Courts

Court Civil Cases disposed of were:-
P F DANIEL v DOWELL-£15,alleged to have been due as commission for selling a property.-nonsuited.
DUNCAN v H LASCELLES-Claim for commission-nonsuited.
CARNELL v de LISLE

Judgment for plaintiff in each of the following cases.
GORMAN v R COOPER
SPIRVEY v COLE
BARRY v PANAPA
Same v PARI TOKA
BATLEY v McLACHLAN
MABBETT v GREEN
R C PASLEY (sheep inspector) V Otene TOA TOA
BLYTHE AND Co v C BECK
N WILLIAMS and Sons v C or G GILBERD
ROBERTSON v CULLIMORE
H WILLIAMS and Sons v D SIMON
BLAIR v DOGHERTY
Same v MADDEN
AMNER v BRUNTON
L MOORE v DUCKETT
HOWSE v H M CALDER


HBH 29 March 1888 Auckland News

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 Rev Edward ELMHIRST, rector of Shalwell, near Rugby, announces that he has in his possession an interesting relic of Captain COOK. This is a small metal cask, about two inches square, bearing the following inscription; "Gravy soup. By James COOPER, No 7, St John-street, Clerkenwell, London. For use, cut around on the top, close to the outside edge, with a chisel and hammer, and to the contents add a pint of water." Mr ELMHIRST states that this little tin of preserved soup was taken out by Captain COOK in the Endeavor in 1768, when he went to the Pacific to observed the transit of Venus. In that expedition he was accompanied by Sir Joseph BANKS. The Endeavor returned to England in 1771, and Sir Josph brought away with him from the ship as a memento this small tin. Sir Joseph lived at Spilsby, in Lincoln, and about 80 to 90 years ago he gave this relic to Mr ELMHIRST's aunt, who subsequently gave it to that gentleman. Mr YARDLEY, the secretary of the New South Wales!
Agency has obtained it for his Government.

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
HBH March 29 1888 KERR inquest

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.

................more.'

Jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
Victoria
Melbourne

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 floggings.
HBH March 29 1888 DUPPA

***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.
HBH March 29 1888 Court
Ormondville

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
Porangahau

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.
Water-melon case about which Mr COLENSO wrote, a charge of assault against one McKENZIE is postponed till next week.
HBH March 29 1888 Carr

Death CARR- At Merelia, Mexico, on the 6th February, Mark William CARR, M.I.C.E., in his 66th year.
HBH MARCH 29 1888 Court

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.
Napier-Taupo road is in a very bad state just now, that portion from the Runanga to Ate Amuri being rendered almost impassable due to the recent rains.
The following teams will be the first eleven of the rovers to play tomorrow against the next fifteen.

HARDEN, HAWKINS, LIDDLE, STUBBS, MILLAR, CATO, NEWTON, PERCY, FULTON, LOGAN, and HINDMARSH.
Captain PREECE left for Mohaka in the Wairoa at 11.30 o'clock yesterday morning, intending to ride on from there to Wairoa to open the usual sittings of the Court. When fairly outside the sea was so high that the vessel had to return.
HBH March 29 1888 Rotorua

Correspondent of the New Zealand Herald writes as follows:-
While the Grand Duke Alexander MICHAELOVITICH of Russia was at Rotorua, the native chief, Petera Te PUKUATUA, and his companions called upon his Imperial Highness and welcomed him to the district. .........many questions were asked and PETERA was dressed in his choice Maori kahu kiwi, bearing a feathered taiaha in his hand. The others were also dressed in full Maori garb. Mr B F EDWARDS attended by request as interpreter.......................more.
HBH MARCH 29 1888 Rugby Delegates

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
Vice Presidents-Messrs A K McDIARMID
A J COTTERILL
F FULTON
Hon. Secretary-and Treasurer-Mr E BLACK
Auditors-Messrs H F GIBBONS, F FULTON
Mr H C SKEET appointed to act as secretary during Mr BLACK'S absence.
HBH March 29 1888 Wellington
Telegraphic
Wednesday

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.


HBH March 29 1888 Telegraphic

Auckland
Thursday

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.
BEST and Co's varnish works-Avondale, which is being extended, had the iron roof lifted off.

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 best.
HBH March 30 1888

Christchurch Tuesday

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.
HBH March 30 1888 Rangers

Wellington

The following persons are gazetted rangers under the Animals Protection Act, 1880, for Hawke's Bay:-

Frank FOODE
John HOLDEN
Ambrose POTTS
John IRELAND (Sen)
Alexander SMITH
Hans Peder MORTENSEN
HBH March 30 1888 Telegram

Lower Hutt
From Constable HARNETT, stationed at the Lower Hutt, stating that James COULTER, farmer at Waiwetu, was drowned while crossing the Wainui-0-Mate river yesterday afternoon. COULTER and his brother-in-law (SINCLAIR) were crossing the river on horseback when they were washed off. The deceased attempted to save himself by clinging to his horse's rein, but it broke and he was drowned. SINCLAIR saved himself by clinging to his horse's mane. COULTER'S body was recovered this afternoon.
HBH March 30 1888 Wellington Opera House


HEADLINES
DESTRUCTION OF WELLINGTON OPERA HOUSE

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.
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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

Death

ROBERTS-On March 28th, at Sealy Road, John Lee (Jack), the beloved child of John and M E ROBERTS, aged 5 1/2 months.


Shipping Arrival Port of Napier

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.


Telegraphic Shipping
London-March 28.

Hermoine-ship-sailed for Wellington

HEADLINER
COST OF EDUCATION
The diminution of the education grant by the sum of five shillings a head on each pupil in attendance at the public schools of the colony has been one of the best means of enlightening ...................more
HBH March 30 1888 Telegraphic

Australia
Adelaide-Thursday
Arrived-Cizco. M. LEVI, M PASTEUR'S nephew, with M GIRMONT, French doctor, and Dr HINDS, English doctor. They come to Australia to conduct experiments in connection with a rabbit extermination scheme.

Wheat and flour unchanged; brand-8d; pollard, 9d; oats, 2s 8d to 2s 9d; malting barley, 5s to 5s 6d.

London

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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