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HBH Feb 16 1888 Wednesday

In Bankruptcy
A H HOPKINSON of Hastings,
Late Stable-keeper.
Superior Court at Hastings
No 627
J F JARDINE
Deputy Assignee
14th February 1888

Waipawa Court
Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

William EBBETT-using threatening and abusive language to Dr J REED.
His Worship stated that if the information had not bee laid under a wrong section of the Act he would have sent defendant to prison without the option of a fine.

Civil Cases

Geo CLARK v Alex MACKEY
CLARK and INGLETON v Hapuka PUKU
FULLERTON v SVENSEN and MORTENSEN
BENNET V MC BEAN
IRVINE V WRIGHT
HATHI V LYCETT AND CROSS
CLARK AND INGLETON V APERHAMA-MR LOUGHNAN for plaintiffs,
Mr CRESSWELL for defendant.
A J CRAWFORD v Jas BROWN-Mr CRESSWELL for plaintiff, Mr SHEATH for defendant
W BROWN v A J CRAWFORD
J F CRANE v John OLSEN
T J POPPLEWELL v W CRAYFORD

The first bale of Riverslea hops was purchased on Tuesday by Mr G ELLIS, of Hastings. At 1s 6d per lb.

After daylight parade of the Volunteers last evening Captain BLYTHE took the opportunity of getting Lieutenant-Colonel BUTTS to present the trophy given by Captain ADAMS, of the Cadets, to the highest scorer of the Napier Rifle’s team in the shooting match with the Naval Artillery last month. The successful competitor was Private MILLER.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Mr E LYNDON, J P., a strong looking woman who gave the name of Julia Mc GONAGLE, and who said she came from Palmerston, was charged with drunkenness. She was dismissed with a caution

Mr C.S. REEVES, of Dunedin, who has just returned from a visit to the old country, was made a statement about the quality of New Zealand butter of ”which he was ashamed.”

The North Otago Times states that the late Mc CAW, who died at Oamaru in his eightieth year the other day, was in various ways a notable man. He was born at Ardwell, near Girvan, Ayshire, and by the death of his father he succeeded to the tenancy of a large farm at 17 years of age. In 1864 he took up a farm in Cumberland, the rent being £1000 a year; and for some years carried on farming in England and Scotland. For 20 years, besides carrying on farming, he acted as inspector to the Government under the Lands Improvement Act. He was the first man to introduce a reaping machine into Scotland. It was Mr Mc CAW, too, who sent out from Scotland the first Ayshire bull that ever arrived in New Zealand, the Rev Dr BURNS (of Dunedin) being the consignee. During the latter years of his residence at Greysouthern in Cumberland, he lost from£5000 to £6000 through the ravages of pleuro pneumonia among hist stock; and gathering up the remnants of his fortune he left for New Zealand, arriving with his family-two of whom had preceded him-at Port Chalmers in the ship Timaru in 1877. He shortly afterwards settled in Oamaru.

Wednesday.

With reference to the complaints of Dr LINDSAY in respect to the frequency of accidents at the WHITNEY cartridge factory, Mr JOBSON, Inspector of Machinery, visited that establishment today, and declared that the machinery was not dangerous, and that no accident could possibly happen with ordinary care.

Bulls

The annual ram and sheep fair yesterday was an unqualified success in every way. Mr F B LARKWORTHY’s averaged 3 guineas, Mr E KEAD’s 1 1/5th guineas. Romney Marsh and Merinos were discarded. Upwards of 1500 sheep were yarded, and though the quality was only moderate, every line was disposed of at exceedingly good prices-considerably above the ruling rates.

Wanganui

Messrs Freeman R JACKSON and Co’s annual West Coast ram fair was very largely attended today. Prices ranged as high as 30 guineas. The sale lasted all day.

Gisborne

A nine-roomed house at Makaraka, owned and occupied by Mr James DUNLOP, was burnt to the ground yesterday afternoon; £80 worth of furniture was saved. Insurances £350 on the house and £250 on the contents in the Colonial office, and £130 on the contents in the National office. The origin was sparks from a chimney.

Police Court

Owen and Francis COHEN, stock-farmers, were committed for trial on charges of horse-stealing.

Two search parties have returned without having found any trace of the missing man GALBRAITH.

Blenheim

VERNON’s run was on fire yesterday/ The Hon W CLIFFORD assisted by several people who happened to be near the run worked hard, and assisted by nineteen or twenty men employed at the threshing machine on Mr CLIFFORD’s Ugebrook Station, put the fire completely out by 5 o’slock in the evening.

Greymouth

Mr PEROTTI’s sawmill on Sawyer’s Creek was burned down this morning. It was not insured.

Christchurch

Last Sunday the shop of William BARRETT, Victoria street, was broken into and money stolen. This morning Detective O’CONNER arrested two lands named Joseph SWINDELL and James Mc CREE, who admitted the offence.

Young RAIT, who disappeared over a week ago and subsequently re-appeared at Timaru when everyone thought he was drowned, appears to be suffering from brain-fever. He has now returned to his home and this escapade is likely to prove valuable to him, as the publication of his name has drawn the attention of a firm of solicitors to the fact that an enquiry was being made as to the whereabouts of his family, and from what it appears he is likely to drop into a legacy of some thousands of pounds left to him by a family in Scotland.

Wellington

The following is the result of the Senior Civil Service examination- C E ADAMS-Dunedin S A HULL-Auckland G C FACHE-Clyde E B GILFILLAN-Auckland J E HANSEN-Thames W S LATROBE-Auckland Isabella H LAURIE-Thames A F MORRISON-Christchurch Annie MURRAY-Thames A R ROBERTSON-Auckland R E RUDMAN-Napier E H SCHNACKENBERG-Auckland W J WERNHAM-Auckland A WITHY-Auckland W J STRINGER-of Christchurch has passed in shorthand.

The Government are sending 40 convicts to Fort HALSWELL. It is understood that the fortifications will be completed by prison labor.

It is expected that the whole of the reductions to be made in the Civil service will be gazetted in about a week.

The Coroner’s enquiry into three fires which broke out simultaneously on the night of the 3rd instant was resumed today. A large number of witnesses were examined. John COLLINS, one of those suspected of raising the fires, and now in custody, handed in a long statement in which he confessed that Reuben HIND (also in custody) set fire to the three buildings and he was in company with him at the time.

The jury after a few minutes’ deliberation returned a verdict that the fire was deliberately lit by the accused

Creditor’s in the estate of F J PRESTON, merchant have accepted a offer of 5s in the pound

Mr SPILLANE’s store and dwelling house at Eketahuna has been burnt down. Cause not known.
HBH Feb 17 1888-letter

Mrs Harriet Beecher STOWE-typed as written.

Sydney Morning Herald says:-

Letter from the late Rev Henry Ward BEECHER, that the representation by Miss SWAIN is worthy of support:-“Brooklyn, November 10, 1885.

My dear Miss SWAIN, Your performance last night deeply impressed me. I appreciate your dramatisation of my sister’s work as one being so devoid of unnatural dramatic climaxes. You cannot be the recipient of too much praise for presenting such a picture, surrounded by a golden frame of the good old hymns which you sing so sweetly. It can teach a lesson to every Christian that may witness it. May you continue to meet with ever success is the wish of yours sincerely,-
HENRY WARD BEECHER.”

COUPER-At Kahuranaki, Havelock, on the 14th February, the wife of W A COUPER, of a daughter.

Thursday

As the cost of the litigation in the matter of the Kaikorai school dispute will foot up about 130 the committee are making an appeal to the friends of education to give them material assistance.

Wellington

John HEALEY, an ex-policeman, has been committed for trial on a charge of alleged forgery at Eketahuna.

A fatal accident occurred near Cambridge terrace this afternoon by which a young man named David SULLIVAN, a carter, in the employ of Mr DALEY, a contractor, lost his life. SULLIVAN was driving a cart loaded with earth down a hill, and it is supposed that he stumbled and a wheel of the cart passed over his head.
The accident was not observed by anyone, but SULLIVAN was found lying on the road quite dead.

Nelson
At the city licensing election today the three temperance candidates were at the bottom of the poll. Four of the old members, and Mr EVERETT in place of Mr JACKSON, were returned.

Judge BROAD has now published a second edition of his "Digest of Supreme Court Cases."

Christchurch
Mr W H PERYMAN has given notice of motion for rescinding the clause reducing the school Inspectors.

Suspicions of foul play have arisen in reference to the death of Robert WALLACE. It is stated that he was thrown down in a scuffle at a hotel at Sheffield and was kicked when on the ground. An inquest was opened today, but was adjourned for a week to procure evidence.

Mr J HOLLIS, one of the oldest officers in the telegraph department, died last night. He was at one time officer in charge at Timaru, and was very widely respected. He had been 17 years in the service.

Dunedin

Joseph MANNING was charged at the Police Court today with being in possession of three gallons of whisky on which duty had not been paid. The Collector of Customs had tried to induce MANNING to say where the whisky came from but he refused.
The young man FOX, who recently pleaded guilty to embezzlement, was yesterday charged before Mr G A PREECE, R M.,-Mr DICK for the accused.
Names mentioned were-Hyman NAPPIRTALI-pawnbroker, John GRIFFIN-firm GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN, Norman KENNEDY-ledger-keeper in the Colonial Bank. Committed for trial.

Messrs BOGLE and SIMMONDS have turned out a first-class bell for Waipawa

Barley is selling in Melbourne and Adelaide at from 5s to 5s 6d per Bushel.. Several thousand bushels of best quality barley, grown in Hawke's Bay, were sold last week at 2s per bushel to go South.

Some of the school committees in the district are under the impression that Mr Sydney JOHNSTONE is a candidate for a seat on the Education Board. The mistake probably occurred through there being an "S. JOHNSON" among the candidates.

There was a crowded house last night at the Theatre Royal to witness the final presentation of the "Miner's Daughter."

***The next to be shown is a dramatised version of the well known and ever popular story of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," the well known story of Harriet Beecher STOWE. There is a letter concerned with this that will be printed as a separate item-Elaine.

The Rovers and Napier Cricket Clubs will play their Senior cup match on the Recreation Ground tomorrow. The following will represent the Rovers:-
CATO, CHILDS, FINCH, HARDON, HAWKINS, LIDDLE, MILLAR, NEWTON, PATTERSON, PERCY, STUBBS: emergency, LEWIS.

Mr J STEPHENS has forward to the Superintendent of the Napier Fire Brigade his thanks for the prompt services rendered by the brigade on the occasion of the fire at the National Bank, and enclosing with the letter a cheque for brigade funds. Owing to the Secretary being away, Mr W HARLEY, the deputy-superintendent, did not receive the intimation till last night.

Resident Magistrate's Court- George LEWIS, a small lad, brought up on a charge of larceny, was ordered by Mr G A PREECE R.M., to be committed to the Burnham industrial school till 15 years of age-Henry LAUNDY, for failing to comply with an order of the Court to support his wife and children, was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor, and ordered to find a surety in £30 to comply with the order, failing which to undergo three months' imprisonment-Thomas E D FOX was brought up on a charge of embezzlement-sentenced to three months' hard labor on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently.
Thursday-Wairoa

The Native Land Court was opened this morning in FLINT's hall. The only business is the rehearing of the Nuhaka block. A large number of natives from Poverty Bay, Mahia, and elsewhere who are interested in the block were present. An adjournment was made for a day to enable the rival claimants to come to some agreement amongst themselves. The ways of the Native Land Court are most inscrutable. Notwithstanding the expense of bring a large staff here the Nuhaka case will be the only one heard this sitting, through a great number of subdivision and succession claims will be waiting a long time for adjudication It is to be hoped that the present Native Minister will stir up matter in this department.

Auckland
Opening of the Calliope Dock.
Full report is given of the s.s. Brittania with the arrival of his Excellency the Governor with Admiral FARFAX and part, also speeches and responses..
Others present at the luncheon were:-
Mr WADDELL-chairman of the Harbor board who presided.
Sir Frederick WHITAKER, Captain HAMMIL of H.M.S. NELSON, Major-General WHITMORE, and Archdeacon DUDLEY.
Admiral FAIRFAX, His Worship the Mayor of Auckland (Mr E A DEVORE), Major JERVOIS, Captain BOSANQUET of H.M.S. Opal, Mr Justice GILLIET, and Bishop LUCK.
Mister J CAMPBELL-United States Consul
Mr M NICCOL replied to a speech from His Excellency in regarding the opening of the Calliope dock
Mr J CLARKE.
Mr ERRINGTON- Dock engineer
Mr LANIGAN -Contractor

Wellington
Gazette Notifications

G V BATE of Hawera, is gazetted as Coroner within New Zealand.
W J JOLSON has been appointed examiner of persons desiring to become engineers of sea-going steamers or of steamers plying within restricted limits.
The Hon Major PURNELL, of the New Zealand Volunteers, is appointed to the Wanganui City Rifles.

Christchurch
Presbyterian General Assembly today the Rev D FULTON read a report on the Sabbath schools

Dunedin-
Michael HOULIHAN, a brewer, was charged with selling six quart bottles of porter, and find 5 pound on two charges. The porter was in each case given for a goose

Own Correspondent
There is a general feeling of satisfaction with Mr CAREW'S report on the Kaikorai school dispute. At today's meeting of the Education Board a letter was read from the solicitors, Messrs STOUT and MONDY stating that they believed the decision of Mr Justice WILLIAMS could be successfully appealed against.

Auckland

A fire destroyed two houses in Grey street this morning. It originated in the residence of James HILL, which was destroyed, with W ADAMS' residence adjoining. VOLKNER's tinsmith's shop was considerably damaged.

Steamers Eagle and Osprey, lately the property of the collapsed Auckland and North Shore Ferry Company, have been purchased by a syndicate, and will run again as the Devonport ferry service. The newly formed syndicate includes Mr C G QUICK, who was Managing director of the late company. Their plans are said to include the building of a third steamer here for the service.
Greymouth

At the District Court today the cases of DUNN and WALKER against the Westport Coal Company for damages for injuries sustained by the explosion some time ago at the Wallsend mine, were withdrawn.

The Borough Council have resolved to submit to the ratepayers a scheme for borrowing £30,000 for a water supply, drainage, and other civic purposes.

Christchurch
The bowling carnival was concluded today.
Single hand tournament was won by S HANNERY (Christchurch), who beat J C MADDISON (Christchurch) by 28 to 14.

James Gillies McILWRAITH was committed for trial today on a charge of forging the name of William RUTHERFORD to a cheque on the National Bank and uttering the same to W McWILLIAM, tobacconist.

Good prices were realised from sale of goods saved from the cargo of the May Queen. A shilling entrance fee was charged, the proceeds to be divided between the Orphanage and the Sailors' Home.

Oamaru

A burglary was committed at the shop of Mr CATHCART, jeweller on Thursday afternoon.
HBH Feb 18 1888 Districts

Auckland
An amended plan for the electric lighting of the city was submitted to the Council last night by Mr J C FIRTH. It provides for eight towers; each tower will light a circle of over 50 chains in diameter, and will have on it four arc lights of 2000 candle power each, but two additional lamps can be added if necessary, making 12,000 candle power light for each tower. ........more


A separate plan is provided for lighting the Art Gallery and Public Library, namely, by the incandescent system

The following Napier candidates passed the junior Civil Service examination in order of merit:-

W R JOURDAIN
H E BURDEN
Mary MAGILL

Reuben HIND and John COLLINS have been committed for trial on charges of breaking and entering STAPLE's boot factory.

Christchurch

A son of Mr CARTER, who is charge of the look out station at the Heads, saw a boat drifting out to sea yesterday morning. Mr TOOMEY, who is also stationed at the Heads, secured the boat, and this morning reported to the Police at Lyttelton. It appears that a Maori called at the residence of Mr Mark THOMAS, at Purau, on Wednesday night and said he wanted a boat to go to Lyttelton to fetch a doctor. After a search by the police it was found that the Maori had walked round to Taupaki and gone to Kaiapoi. Why he abandoned the boat is not known.
Next Monday is to be a red-letter day with the "BROWNS" in the Waipawa native village. No less than three weddings are to take place, one of the happy ladies being the daughter of a chief, and the other two are from Te Aute. A number of whites expected to be invited, and to enjoy the "bully event."

Prof. J A FLEMING, the English electrician, shows that in 1882 an electric dynamo for 1200 lights weighted 44,820 pounds, the armature weighted 9800 pounds, the space occupied was 320 cubic feet, the horse power required was 155, and the commercial efficiency was 67 per cent. A given currency costs one-fourth as much as in 1882.
The first principal of the roof of the new pro-cathedral of St John's was placed in position yesterday.

The Wellingtonians are discussing whether it is sinful or not to water the streets on Sundays. And yet people say that life is too short.

We hear that Messrs CROWTHER and Mc CAULEY are about to run two coaches per week on the Taupo route, instead of one per week as hitherto.

The Rev J Holford PLANT, M.A., from the Melanesian Islands, will preach in St John;s Church tomorrow morning and St Andrew's in the evening.
The Rev P H CORNFORD at Waterworth's hall.
The Rev De berdt HOVELL tomorrow evening in St John's church.
The Rev Mr H T ROBJOHNS-St Paul's tomorrow morning. Mr ROBJOHN's is also the agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

United Methodist Free Church services will be conducted tomorrow by the Rev John EDWARDS.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Peter HANSEN, a labourer was to have been held at the Court House yesterday, but lapsed for lack of a quorum.

Licensing Nomination today:-
Messrs RYMER, BRADLEY, Mc DONALD, I JEFFARES, and O'SHANNASSAY being declared elected unopposed.

The farmers in the Rangitikei district (says theAdvocate) are threatened with a new pest. Mr Robert JOHNSTON had a most promising crop of wheat, but the pest was making such havoc with it that he turned his cattle onto it. Mr SICELY took samples of the found chrysalis and forwarded samples to Dr HECTOR.

Hastings Borough Council
Present-His Worship the Mayor, and Crs FOREMAN, FITZROY, LUCKIE, McEWAN, STOCK and WELLWOOD
Friday

Christchurch

The schooner Alert, which left Napier on February 10th for Dunedin, put in to Lyttelton today with her mainmast gone. When 25 miles south of Cape Palliser last Wednesday, she met with a N.W.L gale, and lost her mainmast, galley, and dick cargo. Captain BAILEE received some severe bruises, but is doing well.

Oamaru
A party of bathers were attacked this morning by a shark ten feet long, twenty yards from the shore. One of the party, David GRANT, a carter, was seized just above the elbow, but managed to extricate himself after the monster had taken away all the main arteries, nerves, &c., of the arm. Other members of the party went to his assistance, and brought him out in an exhausted condition. It has been found necessary to amputate his arm.
HBH Feb 20 1888

Town and Suburban R.C. Autumn Meeting
To be held April 2 1888.

Entries from:-

Messrs J GRIFFITHS, J SCOTT, A ELLINGHAM, W WATERHOUSE, O'CONNOR, J MUNN, E CHITTENDEN, H CHASE, W BALLANTYNE, M KEANE, G SHUTE, C P LORD, E KIRK, T JEFFARES, J CHAMBERS, T TAYLOR, H TIOPERA, R J NEAGLE, A WOODS, H MONTEITH, G E G RICHARDSON, O EVERSON, J A EAKIN, D COUPER, J BROWNE, W H NIX, B DONNELLY, Aroha KAURIMU, J COCKER, K Mc KENZIE, J MUNN, R LANSDOWN, E BRENNAN, J SAWDON,KEANE, H SIMMOND, J BROWNE, REIHANA, W Mc NAMARA, G SMITH, G OAKENFAL, R GOOSEMAN,

Ladies Purse
Miss J J HALL
Miss E CHASE
Miss EVERSON
Miss EAKIN
Mrs COUPER
Mrs LAGOR
Miss S FLINT
Mrs SMITH
Miss A Mc KAIN
Miss MORRISON
Miss GRIFFITH
Mrs SCOTT
Mrs NIX
Mrs DENNEHY
Miss ELLINGHAM
Miss WATERHOUSE
Miss KAURIMU
Miss O'CONNER\Mrs Mc KENZIE
Miss MUNN
Messrs LYNDON and SIDEY will sell at auction tomorrow afternoon the billiard-room building at the Hawke's Bay Club.
Mr P A HERMAN selling in Milton road next Thursday morning the whole of Mr John MACHON's furniture and effects.

Tenders invited by Messrs WILSON and COTTERILL for the purchase of two sections in Tennyson street and also Hershall street.

The address of Mr J W TATTERSALL, who is authorised to collect accounts in connection with the night soil contract, is Tennyson street, immediately opposite to Mr TIFFEN's.

Meeting of Creditors in the Matter of A H HOPKINSON and W G WARREN in the Court House Hastings.


Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:- "Hop-picking is now in full swing at Riverslea, about 250 pickers being at work on the golden grapes, which will yield better than they did last year, although not so well as the Kent goldings. Mr WHITBY expects to get 7cwt per acres from the "Grapes."

Cricket-Napier v Rovers

Players
H MARTIN
SPIVEY
WHITE
STURROCK
J MARTIN
S FANNIN
KENDALL,
McKENZIE
PRAIN
EDWARDS
SWAN.
STUBBS
HARDEN
HAWKINS
NEWTON
PERCY
CHILDS
PATTERSON
CATO
MILLAR
FINCH
LIDDLE

Napier Juniors v Union Second
Players
W CAMERON, A McRAE, CUNNINGHAM, HILL, TAYLOR, FERGUSSON, MORLEY, COLLINGE, TILLEY, WILLIAMS, P MEAR, HESLIN, HEALIN,
Auckland

Ernest MANNING, a young man formerly residing at Taranaki, and latterly at Parnell, fell from the wharf at Dargaville last night and was drowned, the body never rising.

The passengers quarantined on the arrival of the Mariposa were released today.

The Chief Surveyor at Auckland wire that the fire is still raging in the northern portion of the Puhipuhi forest, and he fears it will not be extinguished unless there is a heavy fall of rain.

Several members of the torpedo force have gone to Auckland to take instruction re the working of the Whitehead torpedo from the torpedo instructor of the Nelson.
Christchurch
Cricket at Lancaster Park
Players were-
CUFF, D DUNLOP, W P REEVES, ANDERSON, J FOWLER, H P GIER, A WHITE, R HARMAN, SHEAHOLMES, H MATHIAS, W TAIT, KOHN, D ASHBY,GARRARD.

Wellington
Mr W Seed, who goes to Melbourne to advance the claims of New Zealand to an increase of space at the Centennial Exhibition, left for Sydney last night.
Captain WHITNEY, of the Auckland cartridge factory, is here interviewing the Government with a view of obtaining certain concessions.
Sydney TAIWHANGA M.H.R., has paid the amount of his debt and been released from custody.
The inauguration of the omnibus service in Wellington has resulted in the Tram Company reducing the fares for short distances. The whole length of the tram service, from Pipitea Point to Newtown, about six miles, has been cut off into distances, and on any one of these sections the public may ride for a penny. The buses have reduced their charges in the same manner.
Ashburton

Cornish miners of experience have been operating on the alleged tin stone at Alford Forest, and have obtained globules of tin the size of peas.

Dunedin

A nine-roomed house at Kensington, owned and occupied by Mrs NEITON, was burned down at midnight. The house and furniture were insured, but owing to Mrs NEITON's illness no particulars are ascertainable.


The Late Sir W M? ARTHUR's Will

The will and two codicils of the late Alderman Sir William M? ARTHUR, K.C.M.G, formerly M.P. for Lambeth, were (the City Press states) proved by Alexander McARTHUR M.P., and Mr John Percival McARTHUR, M.P., to come in and prove), on December 15. The personal estate in the United Kingdom amounted to £120, 927, 2s 5d. This sum does not, however, include any portion of the read and personal estate of the testator in the colonies of Australia and New Zealand, on which no probate duty is payable in England. Testator bequeathed his residence, 79. Holland Park......

*****More -A full column
The barque Hudson which recently arrived at Nelson from London, called at the Island of Tristan da Cunha on December 26th, and stayed there for an hour and a half. The inhabitants were found to be rather short of provisions-in fact they had not enough flour to make a Christmas pudding. Captain KMP obtained some sheep, eggs, &c., and left them stores in return. He also brought several letters on to post in New Zealand. It is rarely a ship calls at this island which has a population of 97. It lies about 1700 miles S.W. of the Cape of Good Hope. Prior to the visit of the Hudson they had not seen a vessel for some considerable time.


Waipawa Correspondent under Saturday's date:-
Resident Magistrate Court this morning, before Mr S JOHNSON, J.P., William GI??, who had been assisting the revenue, was fined 5s for his loyalty, with costs 2s. The gentle William had parted with his utmost farthing, and being unable to stump up the presiding Justice mercifully committed him to gaol for 24 hours.

James KENNEDY charged with forgetting the eighth commandment, and abstracting from the dwelling house of one Alex JACK, at the Gwavas station, a watch, chain, guard, cigarette-holder, shirt, and eighteen pence, the total of the value of 11 16s 6d. The Bench upon the recommendation of the Police remanded the suspected individual until Tuesday next.

Mr George WHITE occupied the chair at a meeting of the Hawke's Bay Cricketers' Association at the Empire Hotel on Saturday evening.
HBH Feb 21 1888

Monday Wairoa

The Nuhaka case was closed on Saturday, the Pohatunui stream being fixed as the waters boundary. Mita PUKA and his co-applicants failed to establish their claim to be recognized as owners of the block. The Court was to be adjourned to Wednesday next, when the case of the Herchercian No 2 block will be heard before Jude Major SCANNELL and Mr WALLACE, native assessor.

Chief Judge MacDONALD left by the s.s. Wairoa en route for Gisborne.
The following Hawke's Bay Teachers have passed in Class D:

H P BURT and

J C WESTALL.

Christchurch A boy named PARKER, two years old, was lost and found at Brighton under peculiar circumstances. His parents, with a person named Annie BURT, took a house at New Brighton for a few weeks to last Thursday. Mr BURT told the boy's mother that she had dreamed the child had been lost and found by the butcher. On Saturday she returned to town, but before leaving pointed out a butcher named PATRICK as the man she had dreamed had found the child. That afternoon the child was missed. Over 100 people turned out to look for it. The search was continued unsuccessfully till 2 o'clock the next morning..................more
Dunedin

A married woman named Charlotte JOHNSTON was found dead in her bed this morning on her husband returning after getting up to light a fire. She was 66 years of age. Apoplexy is supposed to have been the cause of death.
F Battery New Zealand Artillery

Following members selected for gun drill competition on Easter Monday for prize presented by Mr R D D M?LEAN:-

No 1Detachment
Sergeant BEAR, Corporal SMALE and MURPHY,, Gunner CAMPBELL, BOGLE, HARKER, J MKAY, LINDSAY, BUNTING, GRAHAM.


No 2 Detachment
Sergeant ROBSON, Corporal M?CARTHY, Gunners MARSHALL, HARDING, FAULKNOR, H MARTIN, HENDRY, GUPPY, Trumpeter FOX.

No 3 Detachment
Sergeant PARKER, Corporal OCONNEL, Gunners T MORRISON, FLANNAGAN, FERGUSSON, LITTLE, J MARTIN, SIMS, COLE, FULFORD, FOUNTAIN.

No 4 Detachment
Sergeant-Major BLACKWELL, Bombadier HATHERALL, Gunners GILBERD, WYATT, H M?KAY, GRAHAM (No 2), VERNON, WHITE, SMITH, RIGGS

No 5 Detachment
Sergeant WILLIAMS, Gunners J MORRISON, DRUMMOND, SWAN, HUGHES, FLETCHER, WHITEMAN, DAWSON, BERRY, SELLARS, MADDIGAN.
Waipawa
This afternoon the rain appears to have set in properly-A goodly number of Europeans went over to the native village to witness the Maori weddings.

Local

Mr Alf LEVI has presented to the Napier Lodge of "imps" a handsomely framed collection of over 150 portraits of American actresses and singers.

Resident Magistrate' Court-before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.
William BARRY, John STAFFORD, William BRIAN-drunkenness.
Michael ROACH, Denis SULLIVAN, Samuel BERRY each fined 5s and costs for leaving hackney carriages unattended in Station street.

How the difference is to be explained we cannot tell, but here it is. Thomas TAYLOR let a horse stray in Munro street and Alexander ROBERTSON allowed a horse to wander in Bower street, which about a stone's throw from the other thorough fare. THOMAS had to pay 12s (5s and costs), while ALEXANDER was dismissed. The foreigners are evidently being beaten all round by the Scotchmen.

The war cloud is becoming more threatening. Our cable news this morning is of a most disquieting nature, tending to show that the whole of Europe is in a state of alarm.

The NASH relief fund will be closed on Saturday week, and it is desired that all persons having lists, will send them in by that date.
Mr REED, chairman of directors of the GEAR Meat Company, is now on a visit to Napier. He has during his visit carefully inspected Messrs Nelson Bros works at Tomoana and the new freezing works at the Western Spit. Mr REED is accompanied by Mr TURNBULL, a Wellington architect.

They appear to know how to grow grapes at Clive Grange. Mr A RULE, of the Café, left at this office a sample of what can be grown under glass at the Grange.

Mr E J WHIBLEY, Hastings, furnishes us with the following hop report which he has received from a Melbourne merchant:
"Considerable interest was felt in the first sale of new Victorian hops, season 1888. Two bales from Briagolong grown by Mr Michael LOUDRY realised 1s 9d per lb, and five bales grown by Messrs ORLEY and SCOTT also at the same sale brought the like price.
Monday

His Excellency the Governor, with Admiral FAIRFAX, Sir G S WHITMORE, Major JERVOIS, Captain KUNE (of H.M.S. CALLIOPE) and &., inspected the Auckland harbor fortification on Saturday.

Petitions were filed in Court today in the Resident Magistrate's Court by Mr T COTTER, solicitor, acting on behalf of the "moderate party" with the object of leaving the recent licensing objections in Auckland East, North and South, and in Ponsonby, upset.

A complaint has been forwarded to Mr W J NAPIER regarding the unpleasantness among some members of the law library -namely Law Society in use of the library.

A extensive fire occurred on Sunday morning at Davonport, devastating nearly the whole of Victoria street. It originated in the premises of Mr GEATH, tobacconist, and extended till it destroyed, the houses and shops occupied by Mr Amoa HOLMES

Mrs McINNES-dressmaker
Mr JERVIS-draper
Mr ROBINSON-bootmaker
Mr LEONARD-printer
Mr COOGAN-blacksmith
Mr TYE-fruiterer
Mr Frank BAKER-shoemaker
And also a empty shop and house.

All these were wooden buildings and were insured, most stocks destroyed and uninsured.

Buildings were owned by Messrs James MAYS, John JERVIS, John PATTERSON, William BUCHANAN, and Mrs DAVIS.

The want of a water supply was very much felt. The loss greatly exceeds the insurances.
Monday
New Plymouth

The R.M. Court was occupied all today hearing a charge against Joshua JONES, of Mokau, of assaulting Te Oro WATAHI and several other natives on the 7th instant at Mokau. The dispute, it appears, arose over the block of land leased by JONES from the natives, and which was the subject of investigation at a recent sitting of the Land Court when the title was in dispute by the natives. Mr STANDISH, solicitor for JONES raised today a point of jurisdiction of the Court on the ground that a question of title was involved. The Court overruled the objection, and after hearing all the evidence Jones was fined 7 pound.

Wanganui

The articles between LAING and SLAVIN were to have been signed today.

Wellington

Meeting of Philosophical Society Mr William M MASKELL, F.R.M.S., read a paper on the Hessian fly from the Rangitikei district.
The following is from Saturday's Wellington Press:-

The Kiwi, which arrived today from Napier. Brought down a young fellow who was a passenger who had been suffering terribly from fits the whole of the journey.....................more then-At 2 o'clock yesterday morning the young fellow had his first fit and had to have two of the crew beside the mate and steward to watch him all last night. On arriving this morning Dr HENRY was sent for, who offered the man's removal to the hospital. He had a portmanteau in his possession labelled "A G BRANTON." Union Steam Shipping Office.
FULTON V Mc CARDLE and others
A full text of judgment was given by his Honor Mr Justice RICHMOND of this case, a motion to set aside a verdict given by a jury in favor of the plaintiff, Mr F C FULTON, of Napier.

The case is of some importance to commercial men.

Feb 22 1888
It will be seen by our telegraphic news that the Spit team is leading in the five men manual event at the fire brigades' demonstration at Christchurch.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Mr G A PREECE R.M.,
John KELLY and Harriet KELY charged with being a drunken couple, were dismissed with a caution.

William RANKIN-same

From Waipawa Court news the man KENNEDY, for the robbery at Gwavas station was brought up this morning before Messrs JOHNSON and INGLIS, J.P's., and committed for trial.

Civil cases heard at local Resident Magistrate's Court, Mr G A PREECE presiding.

ALEXANDER v WATKINS
SMITH v BROUGHTON
BROUGHTON v SMITH
Theatre Royal Company V RUTH
Same v ABRAHAMS
Same V ROBERTSON
Same v CALON
GIFFORD V SKINNER-Mr LOGAN for plaintiff
LLOYD v MARSHALL
ROBJOHNS v COLE
Wellington\\Mr H W ROBINSON, Resident Magistrate at Oamaru, has accepted the appointment of Resident Magistrate at Wellington. It is probable that Mr STRATFORD, Resident Magistrate at the Thames will be transferred to Oamaru.

Thirteen members of the Defence Force in Wellington and four in Auckland were dispensed with today. As soon as the convicts have been sent to the fortification here the permanent militia will be brought into barracks and will undergo musketry training under Captain COLEMAN.

Captain COLEMAN, who has recently been appointed cavalry inspector for New Zealand, intends to visit each cavalry company when they go to their annual encampment and will give them instructions in their duties.

Christchurch
The inquest on Mrs WALSH, whose body was exhumed last week was resumed today. The jury returned a verdict that there was no evidence to show that death was caused otherwise than by natural causes.

A child named WHITTINGTON was drowned at the Wharf Hotel. Wooston, by falling into a tub of water. Verdict of found drowned was returned at the inquest.

Dunedin
The case of SARGOOD, Son and EWEN against the Dunedin Corporation (a claim for injury caused by flood water), which was heard last year, and was decided against Messrs SARGOOD on the advice of some Melbourne solicitors that it be taken to the Privy Council.

The enquiry in to the condition of Seacliff's Asylum was continued today. Mr DAWSON the architect applied to be allowed counsel.

Christchurch
Fire Brigades Demonstration was held-full column of details.
Auckland

Despite the proceedings to have this licensing election upset the following committees met today and elected chairmen as follows:-
Ponsonby-Sir William FOX
Auckland South-Mr D GOLDIE
Auckland East-Mr J NEWMAN
Auckland North-Mr C E BUTTON
Karangahake-Mr J MORRISON

Some excitement has been caused by the publication of the details of a death of a lunatic named EDWARDS at the Asylum. It is stated that he was found dead in bed, and it is alleged that there was insufficient staff of attendants. Dr CRENONINI objected to a man acting on the jury who had recently been discharged from his position as an asylum warder.

Mr W R WADDELL was today re-elected chairman of the Harbor Board

E PLUMMER, who is now confined in the Wellington gaol under sentence for burglary and sending threatening letters to Dr PHILSON, of Auckland, has written to the last mentioned gentleman expressing fervent and heartfelt sorrow for the wrongs he committed.

A dead body which has been found near Whangarei on the beach at high water, is believed to be the body of one of the crew of the Truant, which was capsized on Boxing Day. The natives have interred the body.

The police authorities have received information that a Belgian named Joseph SERINE, who was arrested in Sydney for house robbery, was found to have in his possession some property stolen in the recent Auckland burglaries.
Schools Meeting
Two scholarships to allot, in consequence of successful competitors declining to take them up

Awarded to next on the list.

Georgina GIBSON-Napier
George EBBETT- Hastings.

Tenders of DINWIDDIE, WALKER and Co., Ltd for printing the Board's annual report was accepted.

The following appointments were confirmed.

Miss MACKIE to Matawhero
Mr McClintock to Patutahi
Mr N FRIBERG, assistant, Port Ahuriri.

Resignations of Mr WOLSTENHOLME, Norsewood and Mrs ALEXANDER, Wainui were accepted. The Woodville Committee recommended Laura HALL and George BALL as candidates; but the Board decided to recommend that a pupil-teacher be appointed instead..

The Wainui Committee were recommended to employ one of the BOARD'S TEACHERS SEEKING A SITUATION.

Mrs McCLINTOCK AS ASSISTANT AT Patutahi, but attendance only warranted the appointment of a pupil teacher, the appointment was confirmed only on condition that Mrs McCLINTOCK accepted the salary attached to that position.

Mr ORMOND reappointed to represent the Board on the Board of High School Governors.
Correspondence from Mr BROWN, Tologa Bay, forwarding account for landing master's luggage. Board declined to pay.

From Mr LILLINGTON, master
Tologa Bay, asking for £20, expenses incurred in getting there.-It was agreed to pay the master's alary for January, but no further concession will be made.

From Mr COTTERILL, solicitor to the Board, regarding claims made by creditors of HALL, late teacher at Kumeroa, on orders given by him on his salary.

From the Principal of Christchurch normal school reporting favourably upon George HARVEY and Miss HATTON, Hawke's Bay pupils in attendance there.

From Waipawa Committee stating that Miss ROSIE had been unable to attend to her duties owing to an attack of scarlatina. The doctor who attended her, thought Miss GRANT, who lives in same house, should not attend school for some time. Mr WILLIAMSON was also not recovered sufficiently to do much work at school.
Invercargill

At the reaper and binder competition, under the auspices of the Southland A and P Association, today, the Hornsby implement took first place, with the maximum number of points. The HOWARD, the JOHNSTON, and REID and GRAY

Christchurch Fire Brigade's Demonstration.

About 5000 people attended at the old agricultural show grounds today.

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Life saving apparatus-five from 30 feet and five from 40 feet. Prize £20 cash (presented by Deputy Superintendent SMITH-Christchurch).

Ladder Rescue

First prize, two silver medals (presented by G T WHITE and J GUNDERMAN)

Mamual Engine (dry)
First prize (presented by Deputy Superintendent SMITH)

Second prize (presented by B PETERSEN and Co)

Firemen

COWS-Christchurch
BARRY-Spit
O'GORMAN-Dunedin City
GULLIVER-Rangiora-disqualified
MAWHINE-Masterton
GUNNION-Temuka
COMPTON-Ashburton
COLLINS-Caversham
PAYNE-Wellington
MAY-Blenheim
STANLEY-Hastings
TUBB-Timaru
COOK-Invercargill
WALLACE-Gore
DAIVE-Roslyn
LAWS-Napier
MORRISON-Gisborne.
Local Court

GRIFFITHS v BROWN
SCHIERNING v CALLUM
BLYTHE v POWER

The Wairarapa Star says:-
The mortality among the young sheep on the East Coast continues. On some of the stations the losses from scouring and lung worm are unprecedented. It is stated that at one station the number that have died within the last two months, is almost 7000.

A young girl named Jane NICHOLLS died in Melbourne the other day from camphor poisoning. It appears that she was in the habit of chewing camphor, as someone told her it was good for colds.
At Geraldine the other day Mr A H BRISCO, whilst standing in his backyard at his premises during a thunderstorm, was suddenly almost forced to the earth, at the same time seeing an intensely bright flash accompanied by a noise. He stood up, a little dazed, and was astonished to find that two pine trees near by had been considerably stripped of their bark. A large meat block standing beside the safe had also been turned completely over-the effect of a stroke of lightening.

HBH Feb 23 1888

TRENWITH-At Port Ahuriri, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on the 21st February, 1888, Mary Maud TRENWITH, daughter of W H TRENWITH, Esq., New York, U.S.A., and twin sister of Mrs B B CREAGH.
A deal of water was wasted yesterday, and some inconvenience caused to persons residing in or near Craven street by some mischievous boys. Mr BROPHY, the Corporation turncock, was sent for, and put the plug to rights.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday:-
William Le BAS, cabman sued Edward SYMOND, a theatrical for hireage of plaintiff's cab for three hours. Judgment for amount claimed with costs and expenses. Defendant made repeated promises to pay, but left by the Auckland steamer on Saturday without paying.

Mr P A HERMAN sell on his premises Milton road this morning, the whole of Mr John MACHON's household furniture and effects.

Mr G LLOYD, Milton road, has a family residence at Richmond Park, Waipawa for sale.

Mrs J LANG, baker and confectioner Emerson streets inserts a business advertisement.

Mr Kenrick HILL, Clive Grange, has money to lend on freehold security.

Mr H P COHEN will hold two sales today. One on the premises of Mr CONNOR, Dickens street furniture and a small stock of groceries.
At 2 o'clock in the afternoon will sell cattle at RYAN's yards, Taradale.

Messrs SWAN, COHEN, MILLER, and McDIARMID visited the hospital to see what arrangements could be made for providing accommodation for causes of contagious disease. Mr R HOLT was taken with the party as an expert.
Australia
A young man named Charles SINNAMON, driver of a butcher's order cart for Mr CALLANDER, Numerkah, Victoria, who was in receipt of 1 10s a week as wages, received intelligence a few days ago that he had been bequeathed a property valaued at 60,000 by an aged relative who lived in Ireland.


Melbourne Table talk is responsible for this item.
Among the many Australasian ladies who are present lionising in London is Miss MILDMAY, of New Zealand, a large property holder in that colony, and who is attracting considerable attention wherever she goes, owing to the possession of a flowing auburn beard tinged with grey. Recently she divided the attention of a crowded audience with Miss Mary ANDERSON, who performance she attended. According to a correspondent Miss MILDMAY is one of the sights of London just now. She is not in her premiere jennese but highly accomplished and still good looking. That she must be remarkably strong minded goes without saying.,

Wellington-The Government have engaged Mr SICELY, of the firm SICELY & Co, surveyors and commission agents, Marton to instruct the settlers in the Rangitikei in the matter of eradication of the Hessian fly pest

.Lambton Ward licensing committee took place today.
There were nine candidates.

C E WILLESTON
A YOUNG
J E HAYES
W TINNEY
E H GOLDSMITH

The Minister of Lands has received a telegram from the Chief Surveyor at Auckland, stating that two men have been arrested on suspicion of having set fire to the Puhipuhi forest, with the object of getting at the gum more readily. Ranger GARSED, recognised the accused. And Sewt of gum was found in their possession.
HBH Feb 24 1888 local

A stack of hay, the property of Mr W ROSE, Taradale, was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. It was insured for £50

The Napier Brigade had a useful practice drill last evening with the manual engine. Fire Inspector MILLER supervising the operations. One piece of suction hose was found defective, and was condemned
HBH Feb 26 1888

Little River

Messrs SCOTT Bros having completed their contract for locomotives a special excursion was run to Little River today.

Dunedin-Friday

Forty-four rifles and twenty-four carbines have entered from here for the Rifle Association meeting.

The annual four-oared in-rig race between the Invercargill and Otago Rowing Clubs was won by Invercargill after a good race by less than a length. The course was two miles

First Lord has been sold to Mr J DOOLEY of Waimate.

At a Blood stock sale today Mokoia was sold to Mr GOODMAN
Lady Constance to Mr MORRISON
Colt-Wakatipu was sold to Mr DELAMAIN
A colt by Le Leup-full brother to Gypsy King was passed in at 300 guineas, and the trotter Duchess at 105 guineas.
Auckland

The steerage passengers by the Mariposa who were lately released from quarantine complained of the treatment they were subjected to on the steamer

Thames

Captain WILDMAN, of the Naval Artillery Volunteers, died this morning after an illness extending over twelve months, and was accorded a military funeral. He was 60 years of age.

New Plymouth
The steamer Bellinger, which got on the Waitara Bar in attempting to enter the river on Tuesday, is still aground on the North spit.

Masterton
Sir Harry ATKINSON has interviewed the Premier to the necessity of preventing the over-crowding of buildings in the city.

Mr Nathaniel ISAACS, formerly auctioneer here, but lately proprietor of the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, died this morning after a brief illness. He had been suffering from typhoid fever and pleurisy.

Blenheim
A small brewery owned by Mrs BARRY, but worked by Mrs RAMSAYm was burnt down this morning. A cottage adjoining also owned by Mrs BARRY was nearly destroyed.

Yesterday a six roomed cottage belonging to John RENFREW was burnt. Two rooms used as a dairy were nearly destroyed, furniture was saved.

Birth

PRICE-At Whangaohu, on the 18th February, the wife of A H PRICE, of a son.

Alexander CARLAW-otherwise John EDDIE. Charged by Sgt CULLEN.

Mr A H PARKINSON is resigning his position as librarian.

-Banner and Liddle will sell on his premises (Mr S. GRAHAM, Puketapu ), stock, sheep, horse, cattle, etc.

Tenders invited from Mr W A DUGLEBY for the erection of a fever ward at the Napier Hospital

Messrs MURRAY, ROBERTS and Co have for sale two Neufeld walnut pianos

Exhibition of WOLSELEY's sheep shearing machine at the Spit.

Waipawa by correspondent-wired-

The case of alleged perjury brought against Mr A W GOULD, solicitor, by Rudolph von MIRBACH was heard at the Court this afternoon.
The evidence did not justify a committal and they would therefore dismiss the information.
The presiding justices were Messrs R HARDING and A St C INGLIS.

A nephew of Mr Justice RICHMOND is, I hear likely to settle in Waipawa, so our numbers of lawyers in the district could increase by one.

A special meeting of the Hospital Board was held yesterday, to consider the building of a new ward on the hospital grounds for the reception and treatment of contagious disease. Present were:-
Messrs G H SWAN(CHAIR)
H P COHEN
M R MILLER
R D McLEAN
N K McDIARMID
J D ORMOND.

Writing to the Farmer's Co-operative Journal, urging the formation of a company to sell New Zealand Meat to consumers at Home, Mr C G TRIPP says-...................more

A Taranaki paper states that the natives in the vicinity of Parihaka have started a local industry on their own account in the shape of manufacturing straw hats, or rather hats having the appearance of straw. They are however made from the leaves of the Kaikei, and is of a very fine texture which we have seen is equal, if not superior to the Panama hat. It can be washed without any detriment, and will last for years. The natives are making large numbers and it is to be hoped that this industry continues. The prices range from 2s to 5s, according to quality.
HBH Feb 27 1888
Saturday

It appears that the man named JEFFERIES who was killed by being run over by a train was walking along the line when he saw a train approaching. He stated before he died that the moment he stepped on to the adjoining line of rails he was conscious that he had got in front of an engine, but before he could get out of the way the engine was on him.

He leaves a wife and a large family.

A servant girl named Margaret PALL died very suddenly today. She was in the employ of Mr EDGAR, the New Zealand Insurance Company's manager. Apoplexy is said to be the cause. On being taken bad she was removed to the hospital, where she was attended to
Local
Correspondence to the Editor.

SMITH v BROUGHTON and
BROUGHTON v SMITH.

A LETTER from

Mr W M BROUGHTON Omahu
Dated 22nd February 1888.
****Available upon request to Elaine

A correspondent of the New Zealand Herald describing a trip though the Lake Country says of Mr Joshua's Sanatorium:-
"That's the place for invalids. If they can stand the journey thither. The surroundings are very pleasant,, the baths delightful, and the domestic arrangements most comfortable. Everybody I have met who has stayed there speaks in the highest terms of the place, the baths, Mr and Mrs JOSHUA, and Midge, whi is one of the chief attractions of the place."

A very sudden death occurred at Napier yesterday morning and was informed by proprietor of the Napier Boarding house to Constable GANTLEY. The constable saw at once when called that the man was seriously ill and saw to it that Dr INNES came at once, who then ordered him removed at once to the hospital. Before the cab arrived the man died.

Deceased was known in Napier as James EAGAN, but just prior to his death he stated to the Doctor that his real name was Laurence M?DONALD. He was apparently between 40 and 50 years of age.

There will be no inquest, the cause of the death being certified as acute diarrhoea, brought on by excessive drinking.
Death of

STEPHEN-In London on the 27th December, 1887.

Mary, youngest daughter of the late Rear-Admiral Sir John HINDMARSH, and wife of George Milner STEPHEN, barrister-at-law.
Nominations for the Autumn Handicap to be shot at the next meeting of the Hawke's Bay Gun Club, at Stortford Lodge, will close with the secretary, Mr Bethel C WARE, at Hastings today.

Mr and Mrs BANNER and Mrs LIDDLE and children left by the Te Anau on Saturday, en route for England, on a holiday visit. The party expects to be absent from the colony for about seven months.

Mr F W COLLINS has presented to the Napier Rifle Cadets a neat silver medal, the design being a circle upon a Maltese cross, to be shot for on Saturday next. The competition, which will be the first one since the company was formed, will be for a number of trophies.

We have received from Mr S CARNELL an excellent photograph of the interior of the new Cathedral church.

In the background are standing the Rev De Berdt HOVELL, Mr SPACKMAN, Mr T MORRISON, and the two workmen

Porangahou-Saturday

A meeting of the Rabbit Board was held today.
Present:-
Messrs HANDYSIDE, CROSSE, PRICE, MacKERSEY, M?HARDY.

Six tenders were received for clearing 1 1/2 miles. The lowest was that of SARGENT and SMITH and was accepted. CRIPPS whose contract for 4 miles expired on the 1st of December-Board resolved that his deposit should be forfeited, and he be informed that if the work is not completed within two weeks the Board will put men on it at his expense.

The Board resolved to give notice of their intention to strike a rate for the year ending 1889 on sheep 1/8d and cattle 5/8d
. Mr F SHEATH, sub-inspector was present and reported that Hampden was considered the most dangerous part.

HBH Feb 28th 1888

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

William STOREY was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
William THOMPSON-a first offender, dismissed with a caution.
Daniel SULLIVAN-unlawfully by night on property of Mr E LYNDON, sentenced to seven days' hard labor.

Alfred SCORGIE-charged with allowing his horse to wander, discharged with a caution.
Charles ERICKSON-charged with leaving his carriage unattended-fined 1s and costs.
Michael ROACH-similarly charged, dismissed with a caution.
Hampden
The North Ruataniwha Road Board met on Saturday.
Present
Messrs BUCHANAN, PARKINSON, GIBLIN and HARDY (chairman). The tender of Mr PAINE was accepted for clearing and stumping Springvale road for 10s 6d per chain.
Mr GRANT's tender for Contract No 2, clearing and stumping part of the same road for 6s 8d per chain was accepted.
Local
The candidates returned for the licensing committee for Waipawa are
Messrs ABRAHAMS, BIBBY, GARRY, BRITTEN and COLLLETT. Hampden not represented.

Townsman Mr E HARWARD, is still lying in a dying condition.
The man William BROWN, who was arrested for a breach of the eighth commandment, to wit, taking unlawfully the funds of the I.O.G.F., was brought up on Saturday morning and remanded.

Wairarapa

A boy named J R WHITEROD, aged 14 years, a son of an engine-driver, was drowned in a water-hole at Mormon, near Greytown North.

Mr F H COCK, of the firm of W and G TURNBULL and Co has been elected president of the Chamber of Commerce for the ensuing year, and Mr E W MILLS, vice-president.

Mr J W WALKER, well known on all the gold fields in New Zealand, has returned from England on the Rimutaka. Mr WALKER has just succeeded in floating a company in London to work the Waihi mine at Waihi, one of the Ohinemuri goldfields, Upper Thames. Machinery of the most improved description has been purchased for use in connection with the mine, and the first instalments will arrive by the s.s. Coptic a fortnight hence. Mr WALKER left for Auckland today.

One of the oldest settlers in the Wairarapa Mr Angus M?MASTER, died at Greytown on Saturday aged 88. He has been in the district for 47 years.

Mr E BROOKSMITH, the New Zealand representative of Ball's patent dredger, returned from London by the Rimutaka last night, bringing with him the plant ordered by the Okarita Goldmining Company some months ago.

Mr GORDON-inspecting engineer of the Mines Department, left for Nelson en route for the West Coast and Otago goldfields this afternoon.

Wanganui
Monday
A writ was served on the Herald Newspaper Company today at the instance of
Mr George M?Caul, executor in the Churton College estate, claiming 600 pound damages for alleged libel in the publication of certain strictures in connection with the administration of the estate. A write for a similar amount was recently served upon Mr N C FIELD, the writer of a letter in the Herald.
Monday
Per United Press Association

Admiral and Mrs FAIRFAX and party left for the Taupo district this morning. They stayed there a week.

At the Police Court this morning a fish hawker named DAIMON, a native of Greece, was fined 10 pound and costs, or one month's imprisonment, for ill-treating a dog by kicking it and throwing it violently on the road. Mr BADDELEY, R.M., was the presiding Justice.


Captain HAYWARD, of the Mariposa, has replied to the statements made by the steerage passengers as to their treatment on board the vessel on the voyage from San Francisco. He says the smallpox passenger was isolated at once. He also replies to the other complaints.


Gunner PATTERSON of H.M.S. Nelson, won the principal flat races, and Petty Officer NEAL was victorious in a majority of the jumping contests at the Royal naval athletic sports given by the citizens of Auckland to the officers and men of the squadron at the harbor. They were held at the Domain cricket ground today and about 5000 people were present.
Local
The candidates returned for the licensing committee for Waipawa are
Messrs ABRAHAMS, BIBBY, GARRY, BRITTEN and COLLLETT. Hampden not represented.

Townsman Mr E HARWARD, is still lying in a dying condition.
The man William BROWN, who was arrested for a breach of the eighth commandment, to wit, taking unlawfully the funds of the I.O.G.F., was brought up on Saturday morning and remanded.

Wairarapa

A boy named J R WHITEROD, aged 14 years, a son of an engine-driver, was drowned in a water-hole at Mormon, near Greytown North.

Mr F H COCK, of the firm of W and G TURNBULL and Co has been elected president of the Chamber of Commerce for the ensuing year, and Mr E W MILLS, vice-president.

Mr J W WALKER, well known on all the gold fields in New Zealand, has returned from England on the Rimutaka. Mr WALKER has just succeeded in floating a company in London to work the Waihi mine at Waihi, one of the Ohinemuri goldfields, Upper Thames. Machinery of the most improved description has been purchased for use in connection with the mine, and the first instalments will arrive by the s.s. Coptic a fortnight hence. Mr WALKER left for Auckland today.

One of the oldest settlers in the Wairarapa Mr Angus M?MASTER, died at Greytown on Saturday aged 88. He has been in the district for 47 years.

Mr E BROOKSMITH, the New Zealand representative of Ball's patent dredger, returned from London by the Rimutaka last night, bringing with him the plant ordered by the Okarita Goldmining Company some months ago.

Mr GORDON-inspecting engineer of the Mines Department, left for Nelson en route for the West Coast and Otago goldfields this afternoon.

Wanganui
Monday
A writ was served on the Herald Newspaper Company today at the instance of
Mr George M?Caul, executor in the Churton College estate, claiming 600 pound damages for alleged libel in the publication of certain strictures in connection with the administration of the estate. A write for a similar amount was recently served upon Mr N C FIELD, the writer of a letter in the Herald.

Hokitika
An indignation public meeting was held tonight to protest against the proposal of the government to make one Resident Magistrate and a Warden do the whole work of the Hokitika and Greymouth districts. It was shown that the proposal would involve the closing of several of the smaller Warden's Courts and affect the economy. The Law Society has also made a protest on the subject.

Dunedin
Mr J B THOMSON was elected chairman of the Otago Harbor Board.

The Seacliffe inquiry was concluded today, when Mr GORE (Contractor), Mr BLAIR (of the Public Works Department), Mr LAWSON (Architect), and Mr BRINDLEY (clerk of works), made speeches reviewing with evidence.

Meeting held to confer with Sir James HECTOR

Committee of the Dunedin Jockey Club have donated 21 pounds to the family of the platelayer JEFFREY who was killed on the railway on Saturday.

The stake money in connection with The Dunedin Jockey's Club Meeting was paid over tonight to:-

Mr STEAD, Mr GOODMAN, Mr O'BRIEN, Middle Park Company, Mr G SMITH, Mr J SEPHENSON, Mr W C WEBB, Hon G McLEAN, Mr R RUTHERFORD.

Invercargill

A boy named BURGESS was killed in the Hillend bush this evening by the fall of a tree.

The Invercargill Garrison Band have accepted the tender of the New Zealand Clothing Factory Company for uniforms.


HBH Feb 29 1888

At the Resident Magistrate Court yesterday-Before Mr G A PREECE, R.M., William THOMPSON fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

Civil cases held-Judgment for Plaintiff was given in each of the following cases.
BLYTHE & Co v T SHEPPARD
LASCELLES v VONDERSEE
DINWIDDIE, WALKER & Co v W COOPER sen
Same v D SMITH
FAULKNOR v GRIFFITHS
NEWTON & Co v A FRANKLIN
ROBERTSON v Hemi OHUKA
N WILLIAMS and Sons v CRAWFORD
RYAN v RUSSELL
WARD and CRESSWELL v GRANT
WILLIAMS and Son v LOVEDAY
McKENZIE v MORRIS


The fever at the hospital is on a fall. The cases coming in this season do not appear to arise in any particular district, some of them coming from as far inland as Kereru and Kuripapanga.


The Rev J Holford PLANT, M.A., who has spent several years in the Solomon Islands will deliver a lecture in St John's schoolroom this evening.


The present allocation of the staff at the Napier District schools is as follows
Main School-A.B. THOMPSON-headmaster, assisted by F WATT, second year pupil teacher.
D A STURROCK, second master, assisted by S JAGO, trainee;
C HESLIN, third master, assisted by J WILLIAMSON, junior assistant.;
Standard III., division I., Miss GILROY, head mistress, assisted by M MAGILL, first year pupil teacher;
Standard III., division II Miss BURDEN, assistant;
Standard II., Miss Palmer, assistant:
Standard I., Miss ANDREWS, assistant, Infant school.-The standard work is being carried on by Miss ROBOTTOM (second mistress) and Miss RENOUF (third year pupil teacher. The preparatory classes are in the hands of Miss BROWN (assistant), Misses MILLER (Junior assistant) and Miss MONTGOMERY and WYLIE (pupil teachers).
White Road School:
Class III., Miss GOULDING, second mistress;
Class II-Mr GOULDING, head teacher
Class I (upper) Miss GRAHAM, pupil teacher;
Class I (lower), Miss CHEGWIDDEN, pupil teacher
Preparatory I., Miss MONTEITH, Head mistress.
Preparatory II., Misses SULTAN and FERGUSON, pupil teachers.

Match Committee at the Hawke's Bay Cricketers' Association have selected the following teams to play on Saturday at the Recreation ground.
First Team-
CATO, CHILDS, HAWKINS, KENDAL, LIDDLE, J MARTIN, MORRISON, McKENZIE, HOWE, PERCY, PRAIN, and WHITE.

Second Team:-
EDWARDS, S FANNIN, FREEMAN, PATTERSON, HARDEN, LOGAN, MARTIN, H MILLAR, A NEWTON, STUBBS, SPIVEY, and WYATT.


Telegraphic
Tuesday
Per United Press
Auckland

Messrs VAILE and DOUGLAS, land agents, report having sold Sir George GREY's island of Kawau to a Victorian capitalist, the price being £12,000. The talk is that he is going home to England.
HBH Feb 29 1888 Exhibition Social
Sunday Schools

Gathering held relating to Exhibition-Held at St Paul's schoolroom. Between 50 and 60 teachers sat down to an excellent tea provided by Mrs LANG, and after tea the following programme was got through:-
Pianoforte solo-Miss HOLT
Song-Mr GIBSON
Recitation-Mr NICHOLSON
Vocal duet-the Misses MAYSON
Song-Mr McDIARMID
Pianoforte solo-Miss G BOWMAN
Recitation-Rev W BAUMBER
Vocal solo-Miss ARNOLD
Pianoforte solo-Miss HUTCHINSON
Recitation-Mr HAWKINS.

Mr J S WELSMAN, occupied the chair.

References during the evening to the promoters of the exhibition by Messrs SPACKMAN, and STURROCK, Garrison Band and Railway Band, Rec C L TUKE, Mr HOFFMAN, managers of St Paul's Church, the vestry of St John's, and others.

A silver plate engraved by F W COLLINS:-"Presented to J T TEUNET, in recognition of his services as secretary to the first H.B.S.S.I. exhibition, 28th of February, 1888."

The remainder of the evening was occupied with parlor games. The Revs De Berdt HOVELL, J G PATTERSON, P H CORNFORD, and W BAUMBER were present at the gathering.

The Napier District school committee met last evening.
Present:-
T SIDEY (Chair)
T BEAR, J McANENY, P GLEU, S J FREEMAN.
Correspondence from:- Secretary to the Board, stating that it had been agreed to permit Miss M MILLER and Mr J WILLIAMSON to continue as pupil teachers for another year under regulation 6.

Received:-
Mr D BLAIR, regarding Misses Montgomery and Magill as pupil teachers
A B THOMSON and Mr R GOULDING asking for school requisites.
Local

H.B. Gun Club's Autumn Meeting.
Nominations were received from.
J O EVETT, C O TANNER, J F MACANDREW, W H SMITH, W M BROUGHTON, H L DONNELLY, A C LANG,
E BROUGHTON, J P HAMLIN, L de PELICHET, P MARTIN, J G WILSON, A WOOD, M E GROOME, J MACKERSEY,
J R SCOTT, C L MACKERSEY, G WYLLIE, W BEAMISH, C D KENNEDY.
Signed
Bethel C WARE-Secretary.

New Plymouth

A charge brought by Joshua JONES (Mokau) against three natives for destroying the post and rails enclosing a paddock alleged to be owned by the said JONES, has occupied the Police Court yesterday and today. The case was dismissed on the ground that the fence was being erected on native land, as the lease JONES held was invalid. Costs were entered against Jones for £15

It is reported here that the Bellinger, from Manukaua on her way to Wairara, ram on the Waiongonga reef, outside the heads, on entering the Waitara river this morning, and had to be towed off. She has six feet of water in her hold.

Christchurch

At the adjourned inquest on the body of Robert WALLACE, who died on the 14th of February from injuries received on the 19th of January in a scuffle at a hotel after the Kowai races, the jury found that death had resulted from blood poisoning.

Timaru

At the Annual meeting of the Timaru Harbor Board Mr E ACTON was re-elected chairman.

Oamaru

Mr George SUMPTER was re-elected chairman of the Harbor Board today.

Dunedin

A successful Crown lands sale was held today. Sections in the township of Kelso, the upset of which was £4, went up to prices varying from £9 to £21 pounds.

At the annual meeting of the Westport Coal Company the directors' report, recommended the dividend of 2 1/2% per cent, was adopted. The Hon H J MILLER and Mr P C NEILL were re-elected directors.

At a public meeting tonight it was decided to record a public reception to Miss Amy SHERWIN.

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