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HBH June 1 1888

DEATHS

COLLINS-At Napier, on 31st May, Frederick Thomas, eldest son of the late Edward COLLINS, of Collingwood, Palmerston North-aged 29 years. The funeral leaves Mr J BRITTEN’s Waipawa at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

BEVERLEY-On May 31st at the residence of his brother in law. Captain RUTTER, Alfred John, youngest son of the late Abraham BEVERLEY, in his 17th year- Christchurch Papers please copy.

This report has been abridged by Elaine Correspondent writes:-

A trial of fumigation of hoggets under Messrs HASTIE and TYNDALL’s process on May 10th at Hastings:-………………more then-Messrs FITZROY, COLLINS, WHITE were present and…………. The 19 sheep previously fumigated were yarded. Nine were killed and lungs thoroughly dissected by the committee present. Five of those killed were perfectly free from lungworm. In remaining four the presence of lungworm was found. On closer examination it was found the majority of those were dead. Sheep were sent to Homewood under the care of Mr James COLLINS

Resident Magistrate Court yesterday before Mr J H VAUTIER J.P.

John GILBERT charged with drunkenness. Defendant did not appear and his bail was estreated.

Albert PIPER-same-pleaded it was his first offence and dismissed with a caution.

Daniel TIDY-charged with larceny and remanded to Auckland.

Waipawa Correspondent writes under yesterday’s date That the mortal remains of the late Frederick COLLINS, who died today in Napier from consumption, will arrive by train on Saturday for interment in the Anglican cemetery.

The horse which caused the death of Mr BAKER was shot yesterday at the suggestion of Mrs BAKER, who did not wish the animal to live to perhaps cause the death of some other rider.

Advertisement No 77 Masonic Hotel Napier R SMITH late of Maungatoro has entered into possession of this well-known hotel.

Advertisements No 815 Estate of the late H J BAKER Insertion by F. OB. LOUGHLAN Solicitor Waipawa The business will in future be carried on by Mr H J BAKER, at the Brewery Waipawa. No 828

Estate of the late Thomas BISHOP of Hastings Executors J N WILLIAMS W H SMALL Solicitors Hastings No 811

Bankruptcy Court HOLDEN at Napier J F JARDINE Deputy Assignee

30th May 1888

Francis FARMER of Hastings, Journeyman Butcher-today adjudged bankrupt.

No 805 Hawke’s Bay Timber Company Limited Fritz JENSEN Managing Director Or M.R. MILLER Secretary Temporary Head Office Athenaum Buildings Napier

New Plymouth

Mr SAMUEL moved the second reading of the new Plymouth Hospital Bill to authorise the vesting of several education reserves and a portion of a public street in the borough of New Plymouth in the taranaki Hospital and Charitable Aid Board for Hospital purposes Mr GOLDIE and Dr FITCHETT opposed the Bill Mr BRUCE supported it After some discussion Mr MONK moved the adjournment of the debate which was lost by 36 to 22. Mr BARRON then moved that the bill be read a second time that day six months.

Racing Meeting HBH June 1 1888 Town & Suburban Racing Winter Meeting Friday 22nd June 188 To be held Sports Company’s Ground Taradale. President W HESLOP Vice-President W BROUGHTON Hon Treasurer G RYMER Stewards W LORD, T JEFFARES junr, M RYAN, T LAWTON, L BINNIE, G RYMER, W STOCK, John JEFFARES, E HOGAN. Judge G HESLOP Handicapper A T DANVERS Starter W HESLOP Clerk of the Totalisator T WARRINGTON Secretary Wm B HILL

Hastings Land Auctions Important Land Sale of properties by Auction. C.B. HOADLEY & Co Monday 11 June 1888 at 2 p.m.

Section 50 Block 5 Situated on the Gordon Road containing 5 acres, subdivided into two paddocks, Garden and Orchard, with the Family residence, stable, outbuildings and Artesian Well thereon. Title Land Transfer Act Terms-£1000 can remain in mortgage-balance cash.

Section 3 Block 7 Situate adjoining the Members’ Carriage paddock of the H B Jockey Racecourse, contains five acres, and is most conveniently situated within a few minutes walk of the Railway Station. Title-Land Transfer Act Terms-£600 can remain on mortgage-balance cash.

Section 23 Block 67 Containing 3 ½ acres of First Class land, artesian water supply. This land adjoins Mr EBBETT’s property, and would make a first class Market garden Title-Crown Grant Terms-£100 can remain on Mortgage-balance cash.

Section 73 Block S Riverslea Containing one-quarter acre fronting Queen’s square. Title-Land Transfer Act Terms-£75 can remain on Mortgage-balance cash.

Wellington Court of Appeal has been occupied since Saturday morning hearing the case of McDONALD v Te Ara TAKANA and others relating to lands in the Manawatu.

A body was taken out of the Harbor this afternoon, and was identified as that of the fireman RODGERS, who has been missing from the steamer Tongariro.

The City Council tonight accepted the tender of the GULCHER Electric Light Company London, for lighting the city by electricity for £1750 per annum for the first five years.

Australia The bushrangers who stuck up the hotel at WALGETT on Friday have been arrested. They are brothers named CAIN, and were tracked over 100 miles from the scene of the exploit by the police and some black trackers.

The death sentence passed on the aboriginal DUNTH has been commuted to imprisonment for life

Since the visit of the brothers REDMOND in 1884 the Sydney branch of the National League have remitted £10,50000 for the assistance of the Home Rule agitation.

Mr McELHONE, upon being arrested by the Sergeant at arms, apologised to the House and withdrew his remarks. He was then released from Custody.

A company has been registered with capital of £1,000,000 with power to increased to £2,000,000 to purchase or lease the tramways. It is anticipated that the Government will call for tenders for the purchase or lease of the tramways in the next few days.

South Australia A number of armed blacks are threatening the Lutherian mission station at Copperamanna, near Lake Hope, Cooper’s Creek district, where they have murdered two native shepherds. A number of black trackers and troopers have been despatched to the scene.

An inquest was held at the gaol yesterday afternoon, before Mr E PATTEN J.P., on the body on a prisoner named John CAMPBELL aged 48 years. It appeared from the evidence that deceased entered the gaol on the 22nd of February of this year, in default of finding sureties to keep the peace for six months…………………………more then- Was found hanging by the neck dead, suspended to the window bars in his cell by the strap given to him to secure his bedding with. Verdict of “suicide while temporarily insane.”

Thursday Jonathan ROBERTS, the Timaru escaped convict, was captured today near Killinchy, in the Ellesmere district. From information received Detective O’CONNOR went to Leeston this morning, met Constables SIMPSON and WARRING………………more the-ROBERTS stated that he worked at a threshing machine at Makihiki.

Parliament Serious Allegations Several grave charges were made against the management of the Avondale Lunatic Asylum in the petition of Stephen SPALDING, which was presented to the House this afternoon.

The petitioner states that five patients have died in consequence of ill treatment, that five has escaped, and that five attendants have left owing to criminal mismanagement. He asks for an enquiry

Education Parliamentary Legislative Council THE EDUCATION ACT Mr OLIVER gave notice of motion to raise the school children aged to 6 years, and also for the abolition of Education Boards

The Totalisator Mr HART gave notice to move “That it is desirable that a tax to be levied on all totalisators.”

Australia News Brisbane Two miners named WILSON and BENSON were blown to pieces today at the bottom of a mine at Charters Towers. It is supposed that they were tampering with dynamite with a steel drill.

New South Wales H.M.S. RAVEN has returned from a cruised from the Islands, where she has been making inquiries into the circumstances of the murder of Mr WALKER at Pentecost Island while labor recruiting in January last.

The names of murderers have been ascertained and H.M.S. DIAMOND will endeavour to affect a capture.

A special meeting held of the Albion Lodge of Druids last evening at the lodge room, Foresters’ Hall, for the purpose of bidding farewell to P.D.P. Bro GIBSON, who is leaving this district for Auckland.

After the Druidic portion of the farewell was concluded the party adjourned to Bro. A McCARTNEY’s Caledonian Hotel, where Bro GIBSON was entertained at a smoke concert.

During the evening Bros D P HAMMOND occupied the chair.

A speech and presentation was made and Mrs GIBSON and son were wished every success in their new sphere.

***NB-A full newspaper transcription is available upon request to Elaine

Auckland Telegraphic-Thursday Per United Press Association

Constable McKNIGHT has visited the fire at Mr De CARTERET’s premises, Papakura Valley, and declares there are no human remains in the debris there, nor any signs of any…………………….more

Two hundred and fifty petitions are out in favor of the Shop Hours Bill. Over 1000 signatures were received in one day.

The properties of the Union Sash and Door Company were offered at auction today.

A meeting of the Auckland Political Financial Reform Association was held today to consider the tariff……………………..more

FOSTER W J Melrose The Clerk of the new borough of Melrose (Mr W J FOSTER) is a veritable “Pooh Bah” At the first meeting of the Council the other evening he was appointed to the following offices: - Town Clerk, Returning Officer for the Council Elections Treasurer Inspector of Nuisances and Slaughterhouses Collector of Rates, Licenses, and Fees Returning Officer for the Licensing Elections Inspector of Roads. The Council also decided to recommend his appointment as Clerk to the Licensing Committee. SMITH R

Advertisement No 77 Masonic Hotel Napier R SMITH, late of Maungatoto HAS ENTERED INTO POSSESSION OF THIS WELL-KNOWN HOTEL.

HBH June 2 1888 Local and Wellington

Local Francis FARMER of Hastings has been adjudged a bankrupt.

Claims against the estate of the late H J BAKER are to be rendered before the 16th inst., to Mr F. O’B LOUGHNAN, Solicitor, Waipawa.

Mr Cartwright BROWN has sent us a sample of the ensilage made at Greenmeadows by BLUNT’s press. It has a strong sweet smell and the cattle eat it readily.

Wellington A charge of sheep-stealing preferred against Richard SMITH, a well known settler at Pahauranui, was heard today and was adjourned until Monday.

The subscribers to the New Zealand penny dinner fund have sent to England £25 for the poorest school children in London.

John POMEROY alias COLLINS has been arrested for forgery. He was only just out of gaol, having served a sentence in Dunedin for a similar offence.

William Smith FLETCHER, a grocer’s assistant, was arrested on a warrant at the Bluff this morning, for deserting his wife and child at Wellington.

The Gazette notified the appointment of Mr Rechab HARDING as a member of the Hawke’s Bay Land Board.
A meeting of fruit-growers was held today to consider the Codlin Moth Bill, which was just passé the Lower House. It was decided to telegraph to Mr SWANSON and Mr DIGNAN………………more

A ten-roomed house at Mount Roskill, the property o f Mr W KEYES, was burned down today. The building was insured for £400 and the furniture for £200.

The tender of Mr D GOUK has been accepted for the floating of the steamer CHELMSFORD, stranded near Opotiki.

Mr S J AMBERY has been elected without opposition Mayor of Newton.

In reply to a deputation of those interested in the Shop Hours Bill, Mr PEACOCK expressed his measure of hearty sympathy.

A mana named WARREN fell into a fit in Victoria Street tonight and died while being conveyed to hospital.

Woodville A very satisfactory report has been received from Mr SKEY on the brown coal discovered here.

New Plymouth A most disgraceful scene occurred today at the Presbyterian Church here. Mr BREACH, who was minister several years at the old church (since burned down) has suddenly asserted some claim to the new building for alleged arrears of salary. He took possession of the church on Thursday, taking off the lock and putting on a new one, and placing a padlock on the gate……………………..more

Then- A scuffle ensued between the police and mr BREACH, which ended in mr BREACH, after considerable difficulty, being ejected from the premises. A watchman has been placed in the building all night to guard against another attempt on the part of Mr BREACH to take possession.

Birth MACDONALD-At Frimley, Hastings on 31st May, the wife of Stuart MACDONALD, of a daughter.

Death REDHEAD- At Napier Hospital on the 1st June 1888, of phthisis, John Allen REDHEAD, solicitor late of Sydney, aged 47 years. The funeral will leave the hospital at 3 p.m. this day.

Resident Magistrate’s Court Before Mr J H VAUTIER J.P.

Mary Ann SEARLE find 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The Rev Mr McNICOLL, who has been away at Melbourne attending the triennial conference there, returns today by the steamer, and will conduct the services at Trinity Church tomorrow.

Dunedin Friday

All applications were granted except in one case for a city license. That of the UNIVERSAL Hotel was reported as being badly conducted. Case was adjourned for four weeks, but it was intimated that a license would not be granted to Mrs DIAMOND the present holder.

Fears are entertained for the safety of the schooner Janet Ramsay, which left this port on February 28th for MACQUARRIE Island. She is owned by the Dunedin Iron and Woodware Company, and was charted by the Sealing Company. She has been on the same trip before, and having secured sea-elephant oil, &c., she brought it to Port Chalmers, leaving 14 men on the island till she returned.

When she left Stewart Island on the last trip she had only three men on board, two men having left her there. It is suggested that the Marine Department should despatch a steamer to rescue the party left on MACQUARRIE Island.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday’s date: - This place offers no exception to the rule that in small communities, where everybody knows everybody, one cannot get lost in the crowd. Once friendship is broken no amount of patent cement will stick it together again. Thus, “he said this,” or “she said that,” leads to serious complications.

Some time since a man named PEERS was burnt out lump and stump, lock-stock, and barrel. Not a stick was saved, and he had actually to borrow a hat and other “items” to appear publicly without risk of shocking decency. It was perishing cold and wet after the fire, and the man and his wife, with a newly born babe had to huddle up in the wet bush all night. Spiteful rumor hinted that the man set the place on fire to obtain the insurance, but it turns out he was not insured, nor would any office be soft enough to ensure an old tenement with a wooden chimney. But for all that ugly and lying rumor has injured the man over and above what he and his wife suffered, added to which their material loss amounts to £250. The wintery biting blast is, after all, not so cruel as man to man.

Mr HAMILTON has some fine specimens of actinia, or sea anemones, in a glass vessel in the corridor of the Athenaeum. They are a kind of animal flower, a sort of halfway house between the animal and vegetable kingdoms. They were called anemones from the species of garden flowers bearing that name. They have low powers of locomotion, and can subsist for a long time without any food, but will readily take and assimilate morsels of meat. They are interesting objects of study, and will no doubt be an attraction to visitors. Mr HAMILTON procured his specimens from Wellington.

Nelson William Evans DEMPSIC, a publican and express man, was today sentenced to 14 days imprisonment for being illegally on the premises of Messrs NEALE and HADDOW. The evidence showed that some horse feed had been moved.

Christchurch R.M. Court today, Jonathon ROBERTS remanded till Tuesday. He appears in capital condition, and said he would plead guilty, as he wanted to have it over as soon as possible.

The HENLEYS, charged with shooting Mr P SINCLAIR, were remanded for a week, as Mr SICLAIR is unable to leave his bed.

Lodge Woodville *** NB- Abridged by Elaine June 1

Grand Master Bro H NAPHTALI, assisted by Bro JACOBS, Nobel Grand of the Hawke’s Bay Lodge Napier;

Bro SUTTON, D.D.G.M., of Palmerston North and Bro BECK P.G. Orient Lodge, Palmerston North

Bro ALDRIDGE of the same Lodge, attended Woodville last night and instituted the new Lodge of Oddfellows, American Order, the Loyal Excelsior, 48.

The Grand Master and the above Officers initiated some thirty gentlemen into the Order.

After the Lodge had been instituted the following members were installed into their respective e offices Noble Grand-Bro PAYNE Vice-Grand-Bro G GILBERT Treasurer-Bro L D BICKERTON Secretary-Financial-Bro A DRYDEN Secretary-Recording-Bro W OLLIVER Conductor Bro W SYMS Warden Bro C HARWOOD Brothers F FARROW, H SIMPSON, A PEEBLES, T MANN, H L PALMER, W RAYNER. R ROULSTON Trustees J ANDERSON, A PETERS, F FARROW Medical Officer-Dr BRANTING

Thanks by the Grand Master Grand Lodge to Bros PAYNE, BICKERTON, DRYDEN, and OLLIVER for the interest they had evinced towards the successful opening of the Lodge. After conclusion of the lodge being closed the members adjourned to BICKERTON’S Hotel, where the health of the officers of the new Lodge was toasted with enthusiasm.

Ngahiraukaua tribe and Court From our own Correspondent-Wairoa Friday

A party of sixty natives from the Ngahiraukaua tribe, from the Waikato,, are now visiting Wairoa. They have come here at the invitation of some of the local natives to endeavor to heal certain Maori invalids in this district whose illness is attributed by their friends to witchcraft. Whether these professors of the black art will succeed in their mission remains to be seen,, but nothing can shake the faith of the natives in witchcraft.

The Native Lands Court have completed the subdivision of the Waihua blocks, No 1 being divided into five subdivisions, and No 2 into three. The judgment in the Hereheretau No 2 block case was published in gull by the GUARDIAN, and extended to seven columns of brevier. In addition to the latter case and the Waihuna subdivision the Court has adjudicated on a very large number of succession claims. The business of this sitting being now ended the Judge, Major SCANNELL, and his staff leave by the first steamer for Napier

Captain PREECE R.M. opened his regular two-monthly sittings of the R .M. Court at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Court sitting continuously till this afternoon, and a long cause list being gone through. Principal cases disposed of are: -

E C WILKINSON-furious riding

Tuki HAMANA-ill-treating a horse

W ELLIOTT-assault on IHAKARA HUNA-bound over to keep the peace for three months

Civil Cases

T J STEELE v V JENSEN

Rakera APATU v C ASHWIN-value of certain sheep nonsuited with costs.

J MORELL and others v C ASHWIN-VALUE OF A WHALEBOAT

R SEARLE v T H WOLFE-claim for wages

Paora HAKI v A J JAMES

J HIRD v J MORAN-for possession of tenement.

Kerei Te OHATA v Rakera OPATU-using offensive language

J B HIRD v C ASHWIN and A J JAMES-action for resToration of a harness or its value.

Paora MATAHUINA charged with perjury in the native Land Court was committed for trial at the Supreme Court.

Aus News Mr DRUITT, Manager of the Commercial Bank, Tinonee, who was convicted on a charge of embezzlement, has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

Messrs LYTTLETON, THOMSON and KING have been elected directors of the Australian Mutual Provident Society

Queensland The total yield of gold at the Croyden fields for the last eighteen months was 64,600 ounces.

Victoria SCOTT’S Hotel has been sold for £92,000. The sale does not include the furniture, stock, or goodwill.

Henry GEORGE, author of “Progress and Poverty,” contemplates a visit to the Australian colonies about Christmas

Captain JEROME, of the barque Verona, has been arrested on a charge of starving to death one of the crew on the voyage from Brisbane to this port.

A man named HALLIER, who gave himself up to the police, stating that he had shot dead an aboriginal at Durham, was brought before the Court today and acquitted, it being shown that the native was in the act of throwing a spear at HALLIER, who fired in self-defence.

The charge of embezzlement against Mrs RAPPIPORT has been dismissed on the ground that she is not accountable for her actions.

HBH June 4 1888

Advertisement No 61 Land for Sale 40 Acres being part of Section 29, Papakura. Land fenced and subdivided, and presently occupied by Mr T H GILLIGAN Apply F C FULTON Managing Director Tennyson Street Napier.

Aus News Saturday Victoria-Melbourne

Bernard SHERIDAN, a publican near BENELLA, has been arrested on a charge of murdering his housekeeper, Mrs McGRATH, by throwing her out of the buggy suddenly.

The government have decided to accept the offer of Captain WHITNEY for the establishment of a cartridge factory, subject, however, to ratification by Parliament.

A syndicate have purchased the sole right of SIPERNOSKI and BERE’S electric lighting system, and intend to erect a central station for lighting the city and suburbs within a radius of five miles.

Police Court before Dr GILES. ***NB-abridge by Elaine

Another instance of juvenile crime was exhibited at the Police Court this morning, when a boy aged ten years and a half, named George BURGESS, was charged with setting fire to a whare at Swanson and stealing a gold chain.

The boy was sentenced to receive six strokes from a birch rod, to be imprisoned in the police cells for 48 hours, and to be sent to the industrial school at Kohimarama, and be kept there until he is 15 years of age.

Marton The Hunterville section of the Marton-Te Awamutu railway was opened today. Its length was eighteen miles. A train will run thrice a week.

The Government received today a cable message from the Agent-General announcing the death of Mr Justice JOHNSTON, who recently proceeded Home for the benefit of his health.

Greymouth The following are the Reefton returns for the week:- Keep-it-Dark-152 oz of amalgam for 5 ½ days’ crushing Big River-360 oz of amalgam from 78 tons.

John BOLAND, a miner was killed yesterday while crosscutting a tree on his claim at Still Water. A portion of the tree flew up, striking him on the head. He was killed instantly.

Dunedin The Agents of the Janet Ramsay have no anxiety about her. She was heard of at Stewart’s Island on April 20th, and was then leaving for the Macquarries.

Football The first Bush team, which has visited Napier, met a team representing the Town clubs on the Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Messrs J WARBRICK, NELSON, BINGHAM were played as substitutes because several players did not arrive.

Teams were

Napier: - FLEMING ROSS HARDEN LeQUESNE NORRIS DEMPSEY BUNTING SWAN MOORE FLEMING (2) SYMONDS CHILDS PEACOCK HAWKINS (Captain)

Bush:- GASSON McINNES WARBRICK SYMONS (Captain) LAWRENCE SUGDEN HOWARD NELSON BINGHAM NEWTON HAINES BOWDEN MILNE NAERA RABONE

Umpires:- Messrs KELLY amd TROTTER

Referee-Mr PERCY

Mr STODDARTof Meanee, has sent us a sample of silage made with Blunt’s press. Straw seems to have been the chief ingredient of the silo, and it is reduced to a soft and palatable food for stock.

Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday before Dr CARO J.P.,

William FOSTER charged and fined for drunkenness

William McFARLANE charged same but for continually before the Court-sentenced to one month’s hard labor.

Yesterday was the first anniversary of the foundation of the Napier Baptist Church with Rev P H CORNFORD occupying the pulpi.

At present Wellington is lit by gas and has 266 lamps, lit from dark till midnight, at a cost of £9 per year per lamp, or a total of £2394 per annum. The Corporation have accepted a tender to electrically light the streets with 480 lamps, kept alight from dusk till daylight next morning at a cost of £3 13s per lamp per year, or a total of £1752 per annum.

New York A New York photographer has invented a new process for producing photographs on metal. It is said that up to the present time no one has been able to do this. The process is a secret one, and the negatives are taken instantaneously and by means of a flash light. A liquid used for developing the negative seems to be the vital part of the production of photographs on metal.

Andrew CARNEGIE has shipped one hundred barrels of coke from each of the Morewood and Standard works, McKEESEPORT, Pa., to England to be tested.

Smoke Concert and TANNER and DAVIE By Auction Notice Murray Robert’s and Co’s Sale

Of RIVERSLEA Stud of pure Clydesdale Brood Mares, Geldings, etc…. &c.,

Friday 22nd day of June 1888 upon instructions from Thomas TANNER at Riverslea Station Hastings

Also by Auction On account of John DAVIE and Co Wanganui-sale of horses etc J R LANAUZE Auctioneer Murray Roberts and Co.

Smoke Concert The visitors were entertained at an unusually well attended and successful smoke concert at the Masonic Hotel in the evening.

Toasts were proposed and responded to by Messrs PEACOCK, HAWKINS, FULTON, NEWTON, SWAN, SYMONDS, HERMAN, SMITH, HOBEN, and songs were sung by Messrs HAWKINS, CHILDS, MOORE, SYMONDS, BELL, MILNE, ROSS, BINGHAM, TROTTER, PERCY, BOWMAN.

Mr HERMAN rendered a particularly pleasing violin solo.

Catering reflected great credit on Host SMITH.

HBH June 5 1888

Messrs PIRIE and McKay-Hairdressers

Murray Roberts and Co have for sale FISON’S chemical fertiliser.

No 869 Lost and Found Moteo 1 June 1888 John CORKHILL

No 876 In Bankruptcy Superior Court at Napier-HOLDEN Karl Gustav Teodor BRANTING of Woodville, in the county of Waipawa, in the Colony of New Zealand-Medical Practitioner. Hubert BURNETT Solicitor Woodville.

Death

BURTTON-At Port, Napier, on June 4th

Alice May, fourth daughter of William BURTTON, aged 15 months.

Christchurch-Johnston

Flags were hoisted at half-mast today out of respect to the late Mr Justice JOHNSTON. The offices of the Supreme Court and the Magistrate’s Court and of the legal firms were closed during the afternoon. The members of the bar assembled in the morning at the R.M. Court, where Mr BEETHAM, the presiding magistrate, expressed deep regret at the loss of so upright a man and just a Judge as Mr Justice JOHNSTON. Mr Wynn WILLIAMS, the senior member of the Bar present, expressed the regret of the legal profession at the Judge’s death. The Court was then adjourned as a mark of respect to his memory.

BESWICK Timaru Monday

Mr J S BESWICK, late R.M., here for six years, and previously R.M. at Lyttelton, died last night after a long illness.

Monday-Wellington

At the Supreme Court this morning reference was made to the death of

Mr Justice JOHNSTON. There were on the bench, Sir James PRENDERGAST, and justices RICHMOND,, GILLIES, WILLIAMS, WARD.

The whole of the Wellington Bar were present, and also the Attorney General,

Sir Robert STOUT, the hon. J N WILSON, M.L.C., Sir Maurice O’RORKE,

Messrs STEWART and SAMUEL. M.H.R.’S, COOPER, REESE, and MORRISON, barristers.

The Chief Justice, addressing the Attorney General, said that they had been informed of the lamentable death of Mr Justice JOHNSTON, and the Bench considered it their duty to make a proper acknowledgment of the loss thereby sustained. The present however, was not the proper place to air their words. The Bench and Bar well knew how the late Judge performed his duty. He was possessed of great natural ability, and his loss would be deeply regretted by Bench, Bar, and public.

Sir Frederick WHITAKER, on behalf of the New Zealand Bar, asked leave to pay a tribute of respect to the late Judge. Thirty years ago, Sir F WHITAKER said, in his capacity as attorney he had occasion to welcome Mr Justice JOHNSTON to the shores of New Zealand, and subsequently to congratulate him on his appointment as Judge. During those thirty years he had administered justice in its widest sense, and he was quite sure that not only as a Judge, but as a citizen and neighbor, he was highly esteemed by all, and had presented a noble example to the profession in New Zealand. This was the first occasion in New Zealand that a Judge had died a Judge. Previously Judges had resigned before their death. When Mr Justice JOHNSTON left for his visit to England it was not thought likely he would ever sit on the Bench again, but it had been hoped that he would return and reside amongst us in the ease, which he had so justly earned. Sir Frederick WHITAKER spoke feelingly, and concluded by remarking that he deeply regretted the death of so distinguished a Judge, and trusted that he now receive the reward of the just.

The Chief Justice then intimated that the Court would be adjourned till tomorrow.

Monday New Plymouth

Copper has been discovered near Oakura. Some specimens have been sent to Dr HECTOR, who reports they contain, besides silver and copper, traces of arsenic, sulphur and Antimony.

The prospectors have pegged off a claim, and intend to open a reef to obtain a fairer insight as the quantity and quality of the ore.

Woodville At a meeting held on Saturday night resolutions were passed against changing the route of the Woodville-Masterton railway line as desired by the Pahiatua settlers.

Wellington The funeral today of the late W FITZGERALD, solicitor, was attended by the Supreme Court Judges, nearly the whole of the Bar, several members of both Houses, the city councillors, and a very large number of citizens, including members of the boating clubs, and also prominent members of the civil Service.

The hearing of the charge of sheep stealing preferred against Richard SMITH was concluded this afternoon. It was shown that the sheep he was alleged to have been stolen were his own property, though bearing the same earmark as those lost from Terawhiti.

R WELLWOOD – for Lease for a term of five years, the paddock containing 13 acres (more or less) adjoining the Hastings Racecourse, and lately in the occupation of Mr W A BEECROFT: Also a small paddock in front of the Hastings Public Schools

Auckland A petition containing 4518 signatures in favor of the Shop Hours Bill was sent this morning to Mr JOYCE.

John POWER attempted to cut his throat at Parnell this morning. Constable HOBSON rushed upon him, and after a tussle secured him. The knife was very blunt, and only slight wounds were inflicted. POWER has been committed to the asylum as a lunatic.

The Auckland north licensing committee, elected in the brewers’ interest, refused two licenses today, and intimated that other licenses would be cancelled in the event of complaints of Sunday selling.

Clive Licensing Committee

Present were: - Messrs SUTTON (Chair) THOMPSON LEYLAND McILROY MERRITT No new licenses were applied for.

It was decided to request Mr SMITH, of the Farndon Hotel, to attend to the fastenings of the bedrooms, and to provide accommodation for at least three buggies.

The West Clive boiling down establishment will sdhortly set going again

Columbia rink pairs

Miss I FULTON and Mr J G WILSON

Miss MANSON and Mr W BUNTING

Mrs EVENSON and Mr A C NORRIS

Miss PETERS and Mr C CANDY

Miss E SPOONER and Mr J H SMITH

Miss PEDDIE and Mr T SPOONER

Miss MERRITT and Mr EVENSON

Miss M MAHON and Mr W SMITH

Prize will be a pair of first quality skates for the winning lady.

Inquest will be held at Port Ahuriri today in connection with the death of a child of Mr W BURTTON.

It was taken ill with alarming symptoms, and medical assistance was at once sought, but the child died before the doctor arrived.

Hastings

Police Court this morning before R WELLWOOD J.P.

Ruri OTENE charged with being quarrelsome at the Railway Hotel on Saturday, and refusing to quit when ordered to do so. Fined £1 and costs.

There is talk that a cab-driver in this town has come into a legacy of £6000! Now then, secretaries of benevolent and missionary societies, get ready for your touching appeals.

Aust- Per Steamer at the Bluff Victoria

A pitiful case of filial ingratitude and cruelty was brought under the notice of the Footscray Bench recently, when Mary LYNCH was charged with vagrancy.

The poor old creature, who had seen her 80 years. Was, as she sat in Court, a picture of helplessness and misery.

Sergeant RUTLEDGE stated that she had been found wandering aimlessly about some old quarries. She was quite childish, and could not be left alone. She had married sons and daughters living in different suburbs around Melbourne, but not one would trouble about her. One daughter, who she had gone to, recommended that her mother should receive a sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment for vagrancy, although the poor woman, the sergeant said, was very respectable and well conducted.

The sergeant added that she had no covering for her feet, and that her clothing generally was insufficient.

She was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in order that she might be properly cared for.

NSW

Sydney

Mr Thomas STRICKLAND, a well known merchant, was drowned near the Manly Beach yesterday through a boat upsetting.

The man PARKS, the victim of the outrage in a police cell last week, is dead.

A quantity of wreckage two cask of beef branded “E” stern sheets, a boat made of Kauri, and a Holmes distress signal were found on the beach at Lord Howe Island on the 8th May.

A statement made by Mr GARRETT-secretary for Lands, intended to resign is officially denied.

Thomas O’SULLIVAN, another bushranger connected with the sticking up of the Walyett Hotel has been arrested.

A desperate struggle took place between two robbers and some members of the police force early this morning. A stone disabled one constable. One of the robbers named RYAN fired six times at his pursuers before he was captured.

Judge DOWLING imposed the maximum penalty of 14 years’ imprisonment on two youths named Thomas JONES and Edward SCALLET, who were convicted of having decoyed an elderly man………more

Queensland

A black trooper named HUBERT has been arrested for a brutal outrage on a woman near Roma

The body of a young woman named Flora CARTWRIGHT has been found at the bottom of a well at Charters Towers, and a young man named Thomas DAVIDSON, with whom she had been keeping company, has been arrested on the charge of murder.

Western Australia

Port Darwin

A party of blacks attacked the Chinese camp on Roper River killing one of them.

Two youths in the Bungarie district named J GOWLIN and Thos TURNER proceeded to Bungarie on a shooting picnic, taking with them a gun, which GOWLIN carried at half0cock.

A resident of Clarkesville observed the gun and suggest that it should be lowered, otherwise, an accident might happen. GOWLIN immediately placed his thumb on the hammer to lower it on the nipple, but it slipped and caused the fowling piece to explode. The charge entered TURNER’s left breast, shattering the unfortunate youth to a frightful extent. He was placed in a cart, taken towards Ballarat for the purpose of procuring surgical assistance, but died on the way.

THE DISCOVERY OF THE AWHIORANGI

The Maoris find a long-lost Historic Weapon.

Wiremu KAUIKA, of Kaipo, Waitotara, Titiriki, Taranaki, writes to the Korimaku a letter descriptive of the finding of an ancient weapon, and the strange animal portents that occurred when it was found and exhibited. Mr EDMONDS, editor of the Korimaku, furnishes us with the following translation of the letter: -

All the tribes on this island have only heard the simple tale about the existence of this battle-axe, known by the name of Te Awhiorangi, and no one had positively seen it up to our time-that is, the Ngaraury tribe, who had hidden this battle-axe.

Our ancestor RANGI-TAUPEA, hid the said axe. This is now the seventh generation, we who are now living, since that time. For the first time we have seen the Awhiorangi, and for this reason, we send this report to our pet, the Korimako, so that wherever it flies, both Europeans and Maoris in every quarter may hear of this event.

Friends, salutations to you! There is a settlement of our adjacent to Waitotara, known by the name of Okotuku who are engaged in gathering fungus for which they get 4 ¼ per lb in the town of Waitotara, Tikiriki. The people were out one day. One of them is a young

Woman, by the name TOMAIRANGI, who is married to Te Potongo KAIAWHA.

This young woman was a stranger to this place, and knew nothing about sacred places or tombs of the dead. This young woman came from the Ngaitahu tribe. Her mother belongs to that tribe, and her father to ours-i.e., the Ngarauru. This young woman went by herself. She looked intently at a tree on which a quantity of fungus was growing, which she hastened to get hold of. She then beheld the axe glistening at the stump of a puketea tree. The young woman shouted very loudly. Then she was very much alarmed at the noise of the thunder. It became dark as night; also the snow fell heavily, and that young woman became quite demented, crying as she went along.

The husband of this girl heard her. There was with them an old man called RANGI-WHAKAIRIONE, who immediately used incantations, and the disturbed elements ceased to exhibit himself in this extraordinary manner. Immediately after, the people held a meeting in front of the enclosure, when the old man said “Who has been to Tieke?” and the young woman inquired, “Where is Tieke?” and the old man said, “On the other side of Waione.” TOMAIRANGI, in reply, said, “I was not aware of that being a sacred place. Nevertheless, there was one thing I saw-something like a god-and I was very much afraid.”

Immediately they all went to see, and then beheld what they all knew to be AWHIORANGI, with its guardians, the descendants of TUTANGATAKINO and MOKOHIKUARU, RANGIWHAKAIRIONE uttered his invocations, and, when he had finished, they took the axe and placed it in their settlement.

The place were that axe was put all the NGARAURU tribe knew, as RANGITAUPEA had informed his descendants.

These were his words: -

“The AWHIORANGI is at Tieke, on the On the plain above the Cave of the Dead.” Which place was inaccessible, and only now attained, this 10th day of December 1887.

There was gathered together all the NGARAURU tribe and a number from WHANGANUI and NGATIAHA, numbering 300, including the women.

On the 11th day of December 1887, at 5 o’clock a.m., that axe being exhibited being hung on a certain tree, that all might be able to see it. The priest went in front, reciting a service called the “Kapua Tautahi and Werehiko Taipuhi,” all the people following.

They all had in their hands mats called “tupu tupu,” making lamentation as they approached the Awhiorangi. Immediately the thunder and the lighning came, and then the fog, making it dark as night.

The tohungas (or Priests) used their incantations, and when they had finished, it became light.

The people then made an offering of their tuputupus and Maori mats. There were also six parotoi, and two kahuwaero. When this part of the ceremony was completed, the whole of the people began their lamentation, which continued for a long time, after which the song relative to the Awhiorangi was sung, commencing as follows: -

E noho ani I td ro o toku whare

O te ao kai whitianga te ru-a-i.

[Resting at the front of my house at early morning]

There are many songs relative to the Awhiorangi. Friends and all people on these islands, the Awhiorangi is something like a coloured axe, in shape similar to am adze, mottled like the plumage on the breast of the cuckoo. Its appearance is so peculiar that it must be seen to be realised. When suspended it is so bright that your image is reflected in it. It is 18 inches long, 6 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. The edge is bevelled 2 ½ inches, which makes it sharp similar to an European Adze.

Friends, and all people belonging to these islands, the Awhiorangi is a precious relic from our ancester RUATITIPUA. Adieu. May God preserve you! The Awhiorangi is with us-i.e., with the Ngarauru-residing at present at Waitotara.

The above narrative is a very singular one, showing how the Maoris, after several generations of Christian teaching, held to their ancient superstitions, and believe that the discovery of a long lost historic weapon must be accompanied by convulsions of nature, thunder, lightning, and darkness, and fall of snow in mid-summer, and how evil is averted by the incantations of the tohunga, or priest.

HBH June 6 1888
Auckland A good many shares in the Union Sash and Door Company have changed hands today/

The Newmarket licensing committee have granted a license to the Carlton Club Hotel, previously known as the Jubilee Hotel.

The dock engineer, Mr W ERRINGTON, has reported to the Harbor Board that the contractor for the Calliope graving dock,

Mr P LANIGAN, has completed his contract and has received a final certificate.

Irreparable loss has been suffered by Mr REISCHEK, the well-known naturalist, in the destruction of his valuable collection of birds, which he gathered during his six months’ sojourn in the fastnesses of the southeast of Otago. A case containing about 400 skins and £50 worth of rare birds were placed aboard the Government steamer Stella. When opening the case to his horror it was a mass of pulp. The monetary value of the collection was about £250, but its value from a scientific point of view can hardly be estimated.

Hawera George BATE, a clerk of the County Council, was arrested last night and charged with embezzlement by the government Auditor of two sums under £7 of county funds. He was remanded for a week and bail was accepted.

Mr R WELLWOOD has received instructions from the Executors in the Estate of the late Mr REIDY, Tomoana to sell without reserve:- 2 horses, REID and GREY’S reaping and binding Machine, with extra travelling wheels and tarpaulin, new last season.

Also selling on behalf Executors of the Estate of Thomas BISHOP a number of wethers and lambs

.

The rails lately laid along the breastwork at the Port make the working of cargo a difficult matter. Why the lighters are not allowed to discharge in the Iron Pot is a difficult question to answer.

Messrs C. E. and H GIBBONS are issuing a neat and comprehensive price catalogue in book form of the garden and farm seeds, horticultural sundries, &c., on sale by the firm.

A telegram received by Captain PREECE yesterday afternoon stating that a Maori boy at Te Aute had been accidentally shot by another Maori lad. No particulars have been received and a constable has been despatched.

At the inquest held at the Port yesterday on the body of Alice Mary BURTTON, the infant whose sudden death was recorded yesterday, medical testimony showed that death resulted from hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance therewith. Captain PREECE was coroner, and Mr W BOYD foreman of the jury.

A couple supposed to be man and wife, and who when arrested gave the name of BROWN, were yesterday charged at the Resident Magistrate’s Court with drunkenness.

New South Wales

Sydney-Tuesday

The Freetrade conference was opened today. Messrs CROOK and MASON, of Christchurch, and Mr GALE of Wellington are the New Zealand representatives.

The Council to ask the government to introduce a bill, empowering the council to borrow £1,704,000 for the purpose of paving the streets with wood, and a similar sum with which to purchase properties for the improvement and widening of the streets.

Sir John DOUGLAS in his annual report on New Guinea affairs, says he has received no contribution from the Australian Governments towards the cost of administration. He says it will be impossible to administer British Law in its technical sense to native affairs.

BERBIE from Melbourne, went ashore outside Newcastle harbor early in the morning. The ship became a total wreck, but crew were rescued by the Rocket Brigade.

McGREGOR the bank not forger, has been sentenced to seven years’ hard labor.

At the inquest on the body of PARKES, the victim of the outrage in a police cell, a verdict of murder was returned against HEWITT, who committed the offence.

Death

MORRIS-On May 31st at Ormondville, Charlotte Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late William MORRIS of Birmingham. England: aged 9 years-Home papers please copy.

Christchurch

Tuesday

At the R M Court this morning, before Messrs R BEETHAM and H J HALL,

Jonathan ROBERTS sentenced to twelve month’s hard labor for escaping from gaol at Timaru. He pleaded guilty. Mr BEETHAM contrasted his case with that of CRABTREE.

Tenders

It has been decided to form a New Zealand Institute of Surveyors on the lines of the Victoria institute. The object is to confine the practice to qualified men only.

Following tenders have been received for the Awapurua formation and protective works contract, Wellington Woodville Railway: - Accepted: Alex PEEBLES –Woodville £3037

Declined

J C ALEXANDER-Wanganui

CRANBY and PREBBLE-Port Ahuriri

D SEALLY(or SCALLY-Wanganui

D YOUNGER and A LAING-Fielding

P SCALLY(or SEALLY)-Woodville

Andrew McFARLANE.-Wanganui

BRYANT and WORSNOP-Waipawa

W G BASSETT-Wanganui.

Magistrate’s Court

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

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

RUDDOCK and FRYER v WAITE

Hawke’s Bay County Council v Mary BARRY

ELLISON and DUNCAN v HOHIA

GILLESPIE v METTAM

CRUTTENDON v Mc KAY

RUDDOCK and FRYER v Henare TOMOANA

Same v STERRY

Anne WRIGHTSON v Annie JONES

RUDDOCK and FRYER v D SMITH

MOORE v CRUTTENDON

BENNETYT v J WELLS

CURTIS v CULLIMORE

HBH June 7 1888

Today was quite a gala day for some people, apparently, judging by the look of the streets. There were a number of cases at Court, each with a plaintiff and defendant,, friends of each, and in many cases witness for each.

A BOWDEN sued Jas COLLINS-value of wool belonging to plaintiff, but shorn by defendant.

HARVEY sued WESTLAKE-dishonoured bill of one SMITH

W RATHBONE recovered costs from a Maori entitled Mohi ATUA

GOULD v SMITH

HARVEY v SMITH

The dusky children of nature are still “in it.”

Henare PENI, Tipe TUAKANA were (or words to that effect), and TOHI were charged with assaulting Cornelius O’CALLAGHAN.

Masterton

A fire broke out in a grain store in Fuller street Masterton this morning.

The building was owned by Mr F GRAY, and was completely destroyed.

Either burned or destroyed by water- 530 sacks oats and 90 sacks wheat owned by Mr CARR

The adjoining cottage was partially destroyed.

Wellington

Mr Henry HALSE, ex Judge of the Native Lands Court, died rather suddenly last night. The immediate cause of death was heart disease. He was 69 years old.

John POMEROY, alias William COLLINS, has been committed for trial on several charges of forgery. He was only lately released from gaol, having been sentenced at Dunedin for a similar offence.

Christchurch

At the R M Court today P. BROWN and R M GRIFFITHS, contactors for loading and unloading grain at the Lyttelton Harbor Board’s sheds, were charged with stealing wheat from the sheds.

Meeting of the city Licensing committees were concluded today with Mr R J HARMAN –Chairman.

Dunedin

John John MANN 22 years old, was killed at Flag Swamp by falling under his dray in endeavouring to check his runaway horses

Charles FOWLER aged 8 years, son of Mr James FOWLER, of Mosgiel, was killed yesterday through a horse bolting with the boy. He hung by his foot from the stirrup.

John HAILSTONE, a publican at Palmerston was found dead in his bed. The supposed cause is apoplexy.

Auckland

The barque SOPHIA LUHRA, belonging to the Union Steamship Company, has gone ashore at the north spit, Kaipara Heads. The crew are all saved. Seas are breaking over the vessel.

John SMYTHE, a sailor on the Ashleigh Brook, was charged this morning with smuggling ashore cigars. He was fined £10 and costs, or twenty-one days’ hard labor.

A meeting of magistrates was held today to consider Mr BADDELEY’s resignation of the position of Resident Magistrate.

Nine charges of failing to send children to school were brought against parents at the Police Court today. Orders were made in all the cases with costs.

A seven-roomed house at Devonport, the property of Mr C BAILEY occupied by Mrs MURDOCH, was burned down today.

Mrs MURDOCH is a heavy loser, as her furniture, which was very valuable, and included silver plate, bric-a-brac, &c., was not covered by insurance.

Our Woodville correspondent writes as follows under Tuesday’s date: -

Yesterday a man named John MARSHALL was fined £1- and costs for badly beating his stepson, aged nine years. The boy had a black eye when before the Bench, and also a contusion on the forehead. He stated that he got his black eye by falling against a spout while being beaten, and that kerosene had been poured into his mouth for stealing.

Queensland

Brisbane-Wednesday

Abraham STREET, confidential clerk to Messrs BARNETT and Co, a well-known drapery firm, who was arrested for embezzlement, has been sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment. His defalcations amount to £10,000, and he has almost ruined his late employers.

HBH June 8th 1888

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Mr G A PREECE R.M. a man who gave the name of Leslie ALLEN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness

George EWART charged with the larceny of a double-barrelled gun and appurtenances at Rangitikei - committed for trial.

The Secretary of the Taradale and Hastings Ploughing Match Society informs us that Messrs Upsal GRAY, William PULFORD, and Harry PULFORD have each won the championship twice.

Overseas

General SHERIDAN, who death according to our cable news, is hourly expected, was born in Ohio in 1831, and is now in his 58th year. He commenced his soldiering in 1853, and in 1861, when the civil war broke out, was appointed Quarter Master of the army at Missouri. From this position he gradually rose to be Lieutenant-General, and in 1884, when General SHERMAN retired, General SHERIDAN was appointed to the command of the United States Army.

Advertisement No 912 After Monday the 11th inst., the undermentioned drapery and clothing establishments will be closed at 6 p.m. in the evening and 10 p.m. on Saturdays by mutual agreement. R H ROBINSON SEARLE & CO S G RADFORD William r GRUNDY Wm BURNEETT & Co

Christchurch-Thursday

Mr T HERRICK has opened a home for destitute men here, the object is to provide bed and breakfast for men who would otherwise have to sleep in the park or under hedges.

Today P. BROWN and R GRIFFITHS were committed for trial on a further charge of stealing wheat from the harbor Boar’s shed at Lyttelton.

Oamaru By the death of Earl SEAFIELD, announced this morning by cable message, Viscount REIDHAVEN, of Oamaru, succeeds to the title and to a seat in the House of Lords as Baron STRATHSPEY

Dunedin Some strange things were told today at a meeting of the creditors of William Henry BUTTLEY, contractor………………….more

Auckland Per United Press Association Thursday

A man named Alexander DUNCAN was arrested today on the charge of setting fire to a hay shed at the Kohimarama Industrial School ground. The damage was trifling.

St Mary’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Parnell, was opened this evening with the ordinary services of the Church. The building was crowded, and a large number of clergymen were present. Archdeacon DUDLEY preached the sermon.

Mrs Mary SIMSON was fined £20 and £6 12s costs at Waipu today for sly grogging.

Telegraphic

The plant that is being used in launching the PLEIONE from Waikanae arrives.

A singular circumstance is related from Kaiwarra. A man named Edward IGGELDEN, employed by a general outfitting firm, was delivering goods to an up country district when he met a man who made some remark to him. IGGLEDEN in attempting to reply found he had lost the power of speech, and he has remained dumb ever since. The unfortunate circumstance occurred ten or twelve days ago, and IGGLEDEN is still under medical treatment.

The barque, Sophia R Luhrs, ashore at Kaipara is valued at £2000, and is insured for £750, her owners the Union Steamship Company, underwriting the greater part of the risk themselves.

The Commissioner of Police has issued an order that Sergeant MORICE of Wellington, Sergeant McDONALD of Christchurch, and Sergeant PRATT of Auckland are to hold the rank of sergeant majors during the time they are in charge of the stations mentioned.

Wellington Thursday

At a meeting of the Opera House Company yesterday plans for restoration of the building were submitted by Mr CHATFIELD, architects. The directors and tenders to be called for at once expressed approval.

A body was found in the harbor this morning, and has been identified as that of William POPE, billiard marker, he was a passenger on the KORANUI from Dunedin to Westport. The body has been in the water for seventeen days, and very much decomposed.

The police seized an illicit still at Tueuru, close to Masterton at daylight this morning. William SIDDLE, storekeeper has been arrested in connection with it.

No attempt has been made to launch the Weatherfield off the Ohau Beach.

HBH June 9 1888 H B Gun Club

Winter Handicap to be shot at Stortford Lodge, Hastings on Wednesday, June 20th: -

Messrs

G ELLIOTT

W H SMITH

W BEAMISH

W BROUGHTON

J S WHEELER* assumed name.

P MARTIN

J F MACANDREW

E BROUGHTON

M E GROOM

Arthur McCARTNEY

Handicapper.

Hastings R M Court

Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Friday June 6

J ROSS fined 10s and costs 7s for allowing a horse to stray.

Breach of the Peace

Patrick GILHOOLY and Maurice ROACH…………………more

Civil Cases

JOHNSTONE v WOOD

F COOK v J J BLACKBURN

JOHNSTONE v LYS

This was an action for a debt due to Mr J H CLAYTON of the Hastings Star.

SCOTT v MURPHY

JOHNSTONE v HESLOP

VAUGHAN v STEVENS

JOHNSTONE v HARKER

SCOTT v MURPHY

HAYES v ROPER

ELLIS v Watene HAPUKA-Adjourned till 3rd August.

Hastings Borough Council met on the 7th inst

Present

His Worship the Mayor, and Crs FITZROY, FOREMAN, McEWAN, TONG, WELLWOOD, WILLIAMS.

***Note from Elaine- This has been typed as I saw it and if any errors of spelling, just remember I am just a ignorant European who doesn’t speak any Maori at all.-Elaine

Advertisement No 921

Trespassing

Any persons found Trespassing on the Waimarama, Waipuka, or Okaihau Blocks, pig-hunting or in pursuit of game, will be prosecuted.

MINERTZHAGEN & MOORE

Te Teira TIAKITAI

Wi Te MAANGI

HE PAANUITANGA

Ko nga tangata te tangata ranoi e kitca ana e hacreana I runga I Nga Poraaka o Waimamarama,, Waipuka, MeOkaihau e Patua Poaka ana e Maupu ana ranei ka Hamenctia

Mainatekena me moa

Te teira tiakitai

We te mangi

Ormondville

Advertisement 389

J GODDARD

Havelock Nurseries, Hawke’s Bay NZ

Agents

JULL and Co Waipawa

O ERICKSEN-Norsewood

W WESTLAKE-Ormondville

C HARMER-Wairoa.

Ormondville

Meeting came off at the residence of Mr C CHRISTOFFERSEN on Wednesday evening. Mr E NILSEN was prevailed upon to act as Chairman. Chairman spoke warmly of the many kindness shown during the recent fires but a great many complain of the manner in which relief has been distributed.

Messrs J PETERSEN

C O HEGH

A B THOMSEN

O OLSEN

E ENGLEBRETTSEN

N HANSEN addressed the meeting/

Some seventeen cases were reported showing rather strange contrasts, with six who appear to have done rather well out of the fire…………..more

Ormondville School committee met last evening.

Pressent-Messrs GROOM (Chair)

CASTLES

MAYNARD, SHUGAR

BEALE

WEBB

Auckland

A young man named G L COWARD was committed for trial today on the charge of forging and uttering a cheque for £25 on the Bank of New South Wales.

Mr W A WADDELL chairman of the Harbor Board and ex Mayor of this city, died today.

Mr G W BASLEY today was sworn in as sheriff of Auckland, vice, Mr H C BADDELEY resigned.

Wellington-Friday

The GAZETTE notifies the appointment of Mr R D D McLEAN as rabbit trustee for the Hawke’s Bay district. Mr McHARDY resigned.

General Districts

Fourteen estates of dead persons were placed under the charge of the Public Trustee in the month of May.

In the Court of Appeal today the Taranaki appeal case in the divorce suit of McLEAN v McLEAN and IREDALE was argued, and judgment was unanimously given dismissing the appeal with costs.

The effect is to affirm the decree of Mr Justice GILLIES granting McLEAN a decree nisi for a divorce, with £350 damages and costs against IREDALE.

A fine mob of 250 horses has arrived from the stations along the West Coast for shipment to Calcutta by the Takapo.

It is understood that Mr H S McKELLAR, Collector of Customs, will receive the appointment of secretary of the department, and Mr GLASGOW, the chief clerk, will be appointed Collector.

Captain HUME has been appointed Inspector of New Zealand Volunteers.

In the Appeal Court today argument was concluded in the case of Regina v Fong CHONG and Clare Fong CHONG. At the last sitting the prisoners were charged with child murder. They were acquitted of the more serious offence, and were sentenced to two years; hard labor for concealment of birth. Certain points however, were reserved, one being misdirection by the Chief Justice to the Jury, and second whether by reason of the omission of the interpretation of the evidence the male prisoner ought to have been convicted. The Court affirmed the convictions and the sentence will be carried out.

Hokitika

The Anchor Line steamer KENNEDY grounded on the bank of the river yesterday. Her cargo was taken out.

Christchurch

William FANNING was committed for trial today on a charge of setting fire to oat stacks at Linwood belonging to Mr Alfred James LEWIS on June 5th.

Jonathan ROBERT’s escape was probably made with the assistance of his fellow convicts. The gang working on Ripa Island

Numbered about 40………………more

Dunedin

The coroner’s jury found that the stack fire at TARRAS station was wilfully caused. They added a rider that grave suspicion attached to J MACKENZIE farm, or Tarras, and John B McKENZIE, his servant.

Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Society.

Present at the Annual meeting were: -

Messrs W SHRIMPTON (in the chair)

J H WILLIAMS

J HESLOP sen

J H COLEMAN

R PASLEY

W J BIRCH

C BROWN

J N WILLIAMS

J BENNETT

G FAULKNOR

S MILLER

N KETTLE

J ANDERSON jun

R DOBSON

W H SMITH

R WELLWOOD

J G KINROSS

J ANDERSON

T SIDEY

W K WHITE

A McLEAN

Arch McLEAN

J W CRAIG

H McKENZIE

J BEATSON

J A EAKINS

J BOYLE.

The Native Land Court at Hastings yesterday adjourned the re-hearing of the Owhaoko case for a week. The re-hearing was commenced some ten days ago, and at the outset several preliminary objections were taken by Captain BLAKE, representing W BROUGHTON and others.

Mr P S McLEAN on behalf of Airini TONORE and others, consented to an adjournment to enable the Court to ascertain the state of the survey. In the meantime other business will be taken.


HBH June 11 1888 HB Athletic Club

Judges

Messrs LOGAN and COTTERILL

Official Handicappers

Messrs F LOGAN, P BLACK, C D KENNEDY

Timekeepers

Messrs F W COLLINS, S E COOPER, P F COLLEDGE

Starter-Mr S H GOLLAN

Starter’s Steward-Mr R SMITH

Hon Treasurer-Mr J W BLACK

Hon Secretary- Mr H ROCHFORT

Committee

Messrs R SMITH, S H GOLLAN, R DOBSON, T W BALFOUR, A J COTTERILL, F LOGAN, W PARKER, J G GILBERD, H F GIBBONS, W F J ANDERSON, J J CATO, F FULTON, A F KENNEDY, C D KENNEDY, H C SKEET.

Death

JENKINS-At the Napier Hospital, on June 9th, Stephen James JENKINS, aged 29 years.

The funeral will leave the hospital at 3 p.m. today. Friends please accept this intimation/

T P FULLER-Undertaker.

New South Wales

Sydney-Saturday

Obituary

Francis BURSIEN, formerly a New Zealand Civil Servant aged 89. He was a war veteran.

Sir Henry PARKES and Mr BURNS, Premier and Colonial Treasurer respectively, represent New South Wales at the Chinese Conference in this city.

The Victorian delegates are

Messrs GILLIES and DEAKIN

South Australia-Messrs PLAYFORD and KINGSTON

Queensland-Mr MACROSSAN

Western Australia-Mr FRASER

Tasmania-Mr FYSH

Victoria

Melbourne-Saturday

Members of the Bar are raising an objection to Sir Henry WRENSFORDSLEY acting as Judge during the absence of Judge WEBB from the Colony.

Queensland

Brisbane-Saturday

Intelligence has been received that the schooner LINDON has been wrecked at the mouth of the Hula River, near Port Moresby, New Guinea. The crew were all saved.

Sir Thomas McILWRAITH intimates that when he assumes office as Premier he intends to place the running of the railways under a Board of Commissioners.

Football and Licenses

Meeting of persons interested in the formation of a football club in the Meanee district was held in the Meanee Hotel on Saturday evening. There was a large attendance. It was decided on the proposition of Mr MORELAND, seconded by Mr BOYLE that a football club be formed and that it be called “The Meanee Football Club.” The following gentlemen were elected officers: -

President-F LOPDELL

Vice President-P DOONEY

Secretary-W MORELAND

Treasurer-Mr MANEY

About 26 joined the club.

Porangahau Licensing Committee, the Rev F E T SIMCOX in the chair.

Following applications for license were dealt with: -

Upper Wainui, and the Tautane Village settlement accommodation house, refused on the ground that the last local opinion poll was against any increase of licenses.

Renewals were granted to the lessees of the Herbertville Hotel

Duke of Edinburgh Hotel

Wanstead Hotel.

Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday before Dr PRESTON and Mr W R BLYTHE, J.P’s

A youth named Arthur WALKER, 16 years of age, pleaded guilty to stealing articles of clothing valued at £2 10s. The police gave him a bad character and he was sentenced to a month’s hard labor.

Mr W S SIMPKIN representing the firm of Messrs A and T BURT Dunedin has shown samples of several kinds of roller skates manufactured by them. They may be viewed at the Criterion Hotel until Saturday next.

Messrs UPCHURCH and MORLEY-contractors to the Theatre Royal under the superintendence of Mr Robert LAMB, architect.

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

The widow GRAINGER, whose husband hanged himself a few weeks back while under the influence of liquor, has left for America, her passage being paid by public subscription.

The fire tank being completed, operations commenced today on the domain reserve.

Tragedy Burton-on-Trent

It is seldom anything approaching a real tragedy occurs on the stage; but at the theatre at Burton-on-Trent, an incident occurred which very nearly converted a pretended murder into an actual drama.

The piece playing was “Maria Martin,” in which Mr Harry LORRAINE, son of the tragedian of that name, was, under the assumed name of Ernest BRIGHT, playing William CORDER.

The struggle between William CORDER and Maria Martin in the barn had just commenced, and LORRAINE pulled the trigger. The cap snapped, but the pistol hung fire, and LORRAINE lowered it to his left hand. Just as he did so the charge exploded, and shattered his hand, blowing the first finger across the stage. The play was at once stopped and a doctor sent for, the greatest excitement prevailing.

Woodville

District licensing meeting renewals were granted to: -

P CRARER-Tamaki

W B TATTERSHALL-Kumeroa.

New license-T STEWILL Kumeroa refused. No quorum of borough committee.

Wellington

William GLENN, commercial traveller from Dunedin, died suddenly of apoplexy at the Albert Hotel at 9 o’clock last night.

Mr ROSS M.H.R., interviewed the Premier in reference to the applications made by Messrs R HUDSON and Co, NEILL and Co, and R GREY and Co., Dunedin, and has been authorised to state that machinery on the way out, and which had been ordered previously to the tariff resolution being passed, will be exempted from duty.

Greymouth-Sunday

Forty-three Chinamen landed from the KORANUI this morning. A number of the Chinamen were evidently old miners and there was no molestation or outcry, though a large number of children gathered on the wharf from curiosity.

The following are the Reefton returns for the week: -

Keep-it-dark, 221 ounces of amalgam for the week

Progress-11110 ounces of amalgam from 120 tons of stone

Fiery Cross-191 ounces from 98 tons.

A football match between Greymouth and Hokitika yesterday was won by Greymouth by six points to nil.


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HBH June 12 1888

New South Wales Sydney-Tuesday

OBITUARY-Captain KURTON, and old New Zealand Trader. He leaves a wife and family in Lyttelton.

Aust News

Per Steamer at the Bluff

New South Wales

***Note by Elaine-the following item has been abridged and there is almost a full column of type and is available upon request to Elaine.

Captain GORSE, of the barque VERONA, now at Melbourne, will probably be asked some pertinent questions with regard to the death of one of her A. B’s Henry ROWE, who died at sea on the 30th of April last. R HALEM, the ships’ cook states………………..more

Christian HANSEN states ………………more

Gabriel SALTE-another A. B heard……………………more

The various statements have been taken down with a view to a further inquiry.

The Supreme Court has struck off the roll Andrew H McCULLOCH, jun.., solicitor who was charged with having failed to account for a large sum of money left in his hands for a client to invest.

Sabina JOHNSON

Fanny GILROY

Jack BOSCO

Sentenced at the Sydney Police Court to twelve months’ imprisonment and required to enter into sureties for good behaviour for six months for fortune-telling. The prisoners ,(besides imprisonment) to stand on the pillory for an hour on a market day.

The death of Robert FROST near Orange by being thrown from his horse has been aggravated by another tragic occurrence. His daughter Bridget, aged 15, called to see the dead body of her father and dropped dead from the shock.

Auckland

Captain FAIRCHILD has telegraphed to Mr Reischek stating that he was not in charge of the government steamer STELLA at the time the case of valuable scientific specimens belonging to the latter was destroyed.

The funeral of the late Mr W R WADDEL took place yesterday and was witnessed by thousands of people. The deceased was interred with full military honors, he having been a captain in the city Guards, and a number of Oddfellows and Freemasons were also present

Supreme Court

Henry SMITH and John KELLY were acquitted of the charge of arson at Kaupakakapa.

Grand jury found no bill in the case against T ROWE, charged with indecent assault, he was therefore discharged..

Wellington Thursday

George TENNYSON-manager of the Columbia roller rink, was charged this morning with the embezzlement of £2. He pleaded guilty and will be dealt with under the First Offences Act.

Mr BUTTS, who has been postmaster at Wellington for the past sixteen years, is being transferred to Dunedin, taking Mr BARR’s place, he retires on a pension. Mr HOGGARD, chief clerk will be in charge at Wellington, but will not be called post-master.

In the Appeal Court

In the case of KERR v RHODES, the appeal was allowed with costs.

SARGOOD v the Corporation of Dunedin was dismissed with costs.
BIRTHS

CHARLTON-At KAIKORA ON June 11th the wife of S CHARLTON of a son

JOHNSTONE-At Napier on June 11th the wife of T C JOHNSTONE of a daughter

DEATH

INGRAM-At Hampden,, on June 11th 1888 at 1.30 a.m. William INGRAM aged 52 years.

The funeral will leave his late residence at 2 p.m. for the place of interment.

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A full column account of the wreckage of the Hawea………………….more

Captain HANSBY

Mr WALLER-chief officer-washed overboard but taken on board safely.

Two racehorses washed overboard belonging to Mr KEITH and Mr George. One recovered, the other washed out to sea.

There were six saloon passengers and five steerage.

Those for the express were:-

Mrs KENNEDY

Messrs SCARFE and REID.

The mails and passengers were successfully landed.

Australia An old man named STEPHENS met with a horrible death near Paramatta a few nights ago.

Having lost his way he made a fire at the root of a tree and went to sleep.

The flames ascended the tree and just as the man noticed his danger a burning branch fell and pinned him to the ground, the flames playing about his face and neck. He lay in agony all night, and died in the morning whilst being conveyed to the hospital
Christchurch

Mrs HARPER, wife of the Primate, died last night. She had been in failing health for nearly two years, and had lately been subject to attacks in which she lay for hour’s unconscious, so that the end was by no means unexpected. Her death took place quietly and peacefully about 12 o’clock last night, and somewhat suddenly after all.

The deceased lady was in her eighty-third year. She was the daughter of the late Charles WOOLDRIDGE, solicitor of Winchester, and married on December 12th, 1829, her golden wedding being celebrated on the same date in 1879.

More than 30 years of Mrs HARPER’s life were passed in Canterbury, as she arrived with the Bishop and her family in December 1856.

Timaru

Mr James BRUCE, the well-known miller, was this morning charged with removing a truck from the railway line without authority. He received by rail a ten-ton boiler for his mill, and it was run down on to his siding. He laid down a track at right angles to the siding without a turn-table and by means of shear-legs and tackle lifted a truck on to his private track and on it ran the boiler to its place in the mill, 40 or 50 feet away. The defence was he never thought of asking for permission as he had done a precisely similar thing before, and nothing was said about it. It was admitted that the truck was not damaged. A nominal penalty of £1 was imposed, with costs.

Hokitika

This morning the store and dwelling of Mr PERRY were destroyed by fire/

The dredging-plant for the Five-mile and Three-mile beaches was safely landed. The prospecting plant is almost finished. Steam was got up last Wednesday, and it is expected to start dredging next week.

The Kennedy has not yet been got off the gravel bank at the mouth

Heavy rain has again set in, and sluicers will get sufficiency of water, which has been very short lately on the river.

Dunedin

Robert HAGEN, boot maker, Maitland Street, committed suicide early this morning by cutting his throat.

Invercargill-Monday

Patrick MURRAY, charged with attempting to shoot a settler named William FLEMING was bound over for six months, but failing to find sureties he went to prison.

A child two and a half years of age, a sone of Captain McLEAN, was severely burned on Saturday night, and died yesterday.

His mother sent him into the sitting room while the other children were being washed, and he was soon after heard to cry out. His clothes were seen to be in a blaze. There was prompt attention, but severe burns had by this time been inflicted. The only explanation is that the child accidentally ignited its clothes at the fireplace.

At a meeting of dairy factory representatives on Saturday it was resolved to ask the Government to delay the proposed appointment of Mr Mc CALLUM as Government dairy factory Inspector.

Sydney

There is great excitement at the reported death of JONES, the Australian cricketer. The cable messaged received was doubtfully worded, and his friends have received no advice on the subject.

Melbourne

Bishop GOE (Anglican) will probably represent the combined religious denominations at the Centenary Exhibition.

Constable DALTON was seriously injured in attempting to arrest a man in Bourke Street on Saturday night when a serious melee between the police and a band of roughs occurred. Two arrests have been made and other members of the Police force were kicked.

Two butchers named OLSEN and DUNSTAN were fencing with a knife and cleaver this morning, when the latter was fatally stabbed in the heart. OLSEN gave himself into custody.

A six days go-as-you-please match was won by RAYNER who covered 365 miles breaking the record.

Local

Wesleyan literary class met last evening, the Rev D Mc NICOLL in the chair.

The editor Mr George WHITE read the magazine to a capital audience.

Resident Magistrate’s Court

Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.,

John CARROLL and Patrick MULLAGHY were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Archibald FRASER was fined 1s and costs for allowing a horse to stray.

William SELLARS and John HIGGINS for similar offences were each discharged with a caution.

George HALLAWAY for allowing a horse to stray was fined 5s and costs.

John ERICKSEN was similarly dealt with for driving round a corner at faster than walking pace.

Hastings Correspondent writes under yesterday’s date: - I have this day had a look at NELSON, trained by Mr LIMMER for the coursing match……………………….more

Another identity has gone over to the great majority in the person of Mr William INGRAM, of Hampden, who died this morning at the age of 52yrs after many years of suffering.

Deceased will be buried tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Good Templar Committees met on Saturday night to arrange for the reception of Bro GLOVER, the Alliance organiser, who visits Waipawa shortly.

Mr HARDEN in the chair.

A son of Erin who called himself “Henry HARVEY” deposited £1 with Mr P JOHNSON this morning for being in a state of “Oh be joyful,” and not walking in the ways of temperance, and 3s were added to the costs for conveying the merry individual from the Railway station to the police station in a public vehicle.

Another lushington, no relative to the late member for the Tower Hamlets, contributed 7s and costs for being drunk at Waipawa.

In the Court of Session, Edinburgh

Margaret MACLAREN or THOM, formerly of Dundee, and now wife of a jute merchant in Calcutta, was awarded £2500 damages by a jury in an action brought by her against David BAIN, merchant of Commercial Road Dundee, who, on the day previous to the marriage of the plaintiff, sent a letter to her future husband stating that she was not a virtuous woman.

Glasgow

Mr John MANN, a Glasgow chartered accountant, read a paper the other day before the Economic Science section of the Glasgow Philosophical Society, in which he referred to the untold losses through joint stock companies. After giving statistics Mr MANN affirmed that at the very lowest estimate the whole volume of insolvency represented an indirect tax upon the nation’s industry to the extent of at least £30,000,000 per annum.

COURTNAY late of Auckland

In a letter to a friend in Auckland dated from Jagersfontein, South Africa, under date 7th April, Mr W J COURTNAY, late of Auckland says: - “Natal property of all sorts have not been so low for years, and people are looking to the goldfields to do something great, but I fear they will be sadly disappointed. In fact, there is very little payable country opened up yet, and I really believe that if half the money spent or wasted on the Transvaal was spent on New Zealand fields, the output of gold would be more than it is here>”

HBH June 13 1888 Auckland Tuesday

Bishop COWIE of Auckland in March last had-an unique experience. He and Mrs COWIE, who are in London, went to see the new Law Courts, the bishop carrying a bag. At the entrance he was stopped by a policeman, who evidently thought the bishop’s costume was an ingenious disguise, and he was not allowed to enter until the contents of his bag had been examined.

Mr M MONTAGUE, a well known Auckland citizen, with his family left for Sydney this evening by the Tarawera en route for England. Prior to his departure the Mayor and City Councillors bade farewell to Mr Montagu at the Council Chambers.

The Landgraf Von HESSE, who has been touring the colony under the name of Baron von KLAMP, left for Sydney today by the Tarawera.

Hawera

G V BATE, country clerk was last night committed for trial on six charges of embezzlement of county moneys laid by the government auditor. It will be three and a half months before the Supreme Court sits at New Plymouth.

Christchurch

At a largely attended meeting of the legal profession today a resolution was passed expressing regret at the death of Mr Justice JOHNSTON.

Dunedin

A young man named James McLEAY while softening dynamite today met with a serious accident. The charge suddenly exploded and his left hand below the wrist was blown off, his right hand injured, and his body covered with bruises. His left hand was amputated above the wrist and the man is likely to recover.

Court

Napier

Resident Magistrate’s Court. Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

WALTER v MOTT

CONWAY v ETERO

Same v MOHIA

FORTUNE and BLACK v DICKSON

KIDSON v ELLWORTH

COHEN v J HARDING

HBH June 14 1888 CAMERON

CABLE News England received June 13, 1.20 p.m. London June 12

OBITUARY Sir Duncan CAMERON an old New Zealand Warrior

Newcastle

PORTER, convicted of attempted wife murder, has been sentenced to imprisonment for the term of his natural life.

Victoria

Melbourne

A first class MILITIA reserve is being formed

Three men were poisoned at GEELONG by the fumes from a chemical manufactory. One is dead, and the others are in a critical state.

Captain SCHUTT of the steamer Excelsior, has been committed for trial on the charge of manslaughter. The prosecution arose out of the collision of the steamer with a fishing boat, by which a boy was drowned.

Bluff-Wednesday

A much wanted Norwegian named A FREDERICKSEN, alias PETERSEN, was arrested here this afternoon on board an oyster cutter, by Sergeant NICOL, on the charge of forging and uttering various small cheques at Dunedin, Oamaru, Lawrence, and other places during last April.

He will be sent to Invercargill tomorrow morning.

Mr Frank SHANLY, a clever young mechanic of Waipawa, has made in his spare time a fine tuned violoncello. The “finish” is not quite up to that of the factory-made article, but the model is first-class, the workmanship good, and, as said above, the tone is all that could be desired. Mr SHANLY is now engaged constructing an organ.

Invercargill

Speaking at a meeting of the Invercargill Chamber of Commerce, Mr James HARVEY spoke on the heavy taxation……………….more then “The Government should direct their attention in reducing instead of increasing the taxation.”

Pahiatua June 12

The great subject in discussion lately has been that of licenses.

In Pahiatua Mr STEWART’S Hotel got a renewal license as a matter of cours.

New license granted to Mr CREWE

Mr ELLMER’s application was refused

Mr CRIMP’s was adjourned in consequence of some informality.

North of Pahiatua a license has been granted to Mr CREWE for premises about a mile beyond the Mangatainoka bridge.

HBH June 15 1888 EVANS

Thursday-Gisborne

A young man named EVANS had a narrow escape from being killed this morning.

He was opening a large safe at Messrs COMMON, SHELTON and Co’s office, with a lighted match in his hand, when an explosion of gas occurred, and he was thrown heavily across the room, and severely burned about the face.

The gas jet in the safe had not been turned off at night, and the explosion was thus caused.

Wanganui

Mr J McLEAN, manager of the National Bank here, has been appointed to the Napier branch. Mr A BROAD will fill his place here from the Hokitika branch.

Wellington

Mr G B TENNYSON, the skating rink manager, who pleaded guilty to a charge of embezzlement, has been placed on three month’s probation.

Mr William MASKELL has been elected president of the Wellington Philosophical Society

Hokitika

The steamer KENNEDY has been hauled off the shingle bank into the river, and is now moored at the wharf, having sustained no injury.

An accident occurred to the coach from Christchurch four miles on the Christchurch side of the Bealey. Coming up a siding from the Waimakariri the coach encountered a landslide. The horses plunged and broke the kingbolt, and went over the bank, but were not badly injured. Mr CASSIDY, the driver, was shaken, but not hurt seriously. Eventually the coach went on to the BEALEY, where he now waits the coach from this side.

Christchurch

A telegram received here from Mr CASSIDY, proprietor of the West Coast, denies that any of his bones were broken or any horse injured in the coach accident.

Invercargill

At the R.M> Court today Mr McCULLOCH gave judgment in the case of L F DROW v Joseph HATCH claim £59 7s 8d, wages due as master of the AWARUA, which rescued the DERRY CASTLE survivors while engaged in sealing at the Auckland Islands.


Captain RUTTER, who was thrown from a horse a few weeks since, succumbed to his injuries at 4.30 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

The members of the Fire Police met last evening with Captain COHEN in the chair.

Mr R DOBSON has received a cable message from London under date 13th inst:-

“The BAYLEY sailed today

CLAIRMONT on Sunday last, the 10th inst.

3000 carcases ex SELEMBRIA are sound, but the balance of the cargo has been condemned.

Newcastle

The steamer NEMSIA collided with the ship GALATEA in the harbor last night. The bridge, funnel, and lifeboat of the steamer were smashed. The hull was damaged and the mainmast carried away. The steam of the ship was twisted and several plates were broken.

New South Wales

Sydney

The conference has now concluded its sittings. The Hon Mr OLIVER, the New Zealand delegate, did not reach Sydney in time to attend the sittings.

Professor STANICH of Sydney, claims to have discovered a remedy for phylloxera.

A shocking murder committed two months ago at Trieste has just come to light through the arrest as Pesth of a young man named Johann SIMIES for theft. He has confessed to having about the end of January enticed a bank clerk, aged seventeen, who had been sent out with a sum of six hundred and seventy florins, and, after cutting his thrioat, forced his body into a chest, and then poured carbolic acid over it, to prevent a bad smell. He then remained in occupation for three weeks of the same room, sleeping every night close by the chest containing the body.

On removing a month ago from Trieste to Pesth he left the chest with the dead body behind. On receiving the confession the police telegraphed the address in Trieste given by the prisoner, and there found the poor clerk’s in it.

Since the departure of the murderer the room had been tenanted by another occupant, who little dreamt what was in the trunk left by the previous lodger.

Overseas

Dr CRABB of White River Kentucky in a note to the editor of the St Louis and Surgical Journal says:- I am acquainted with a couple of twin boys, seven years old, that can understand each other, although it is impossible for their parents or any other person to understand a word they say, they make their language intelligible to each other………………….more

The Rev George Frederick Wilfrid ELLIS, rector of Wetheringsett, near Stonham, Suffolk, was arrested on March 20 at the house of his father-in-law at Romford by Inspector BUTCHER of Scotland Yard, on the charge that he “knowingly, wilfully and feloniously, falsely pretending to be in holy orders, solemnised matrimony according to the rite of the church of England.” Also alleged that the prisoner forged certificates of tonsure and ordination and the seal of the bishop of the diocese.

The prisoner was brought up at Eye next day and remanded for a week to Ipswich gaol, bail being refused.

Prisoner was ordained priest in 1877 by the roman Catholic Bishop of Salford……………………….more the…The Scotland Yard authorities have ascertained that, after filling various clerical posts, the prisoner migrated to Essex, where in 1883, he married a Miss RAULIN, of Romford, whose father presented him on his marriage to the living of Wetheringsett. Valued at £910 per annum.

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