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HBH June 16 1888


Mr Fred BOND, a well-known member of the Hansard staff, has been advised, owing to his suffering from the effects of overwork, to take a complete rest and change of scene for a short period, and he has therefore resigned his appointment for that purpose. There are three applications in the field for the vacant appointment. Messrs GEDDES EPPS FRICKER


A Malay named SEEDE was seized with a frenzy and ran a-muck at a Malay festival held at Normanton.

Before he was captured he had stabbed three whites named FITZGERALD MERIGA DAVIS, who have since succumbed to the injuries they received.

The schooner ALERT has been wrecked at the Louisiade Archipelago. The crew were all saved.

At the funeral tomorrow afternoon of Captain RUTTER, the first part of the burial service will be read at St Andrew’s Church at 2. 30 o’clock, and no persons other than those composing the choir of the church will be permitted to enter the churchyard until the relatives of the deceased and those taking part in the procession have entered the church.

HILL-Matilda was charged with lunacy at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Mr G PREECE, R.M.-charge dismissed as sane.

The Rev FREELAND M.A., will relinquish his temporary charge of St Andrew’s Church after the first Sunday in July, having to return to his duties at the Adelaide Cathedral. The news will be received with deep regret by the very large circle of friends that Mr FREELAND has made since his arrival in Napier.


The house was occupied nearly the whole afternoon with a discussion on Mr Joshua JONES’ claim to the Mokau land, a case which threatens to become quite as celebrated as that of the well-known Mr and Mrs AGNEW, which was also before the House for two to three years.

The discussion arose this afternoon on the announcement made by the Native Minister that Colonel ROBERTS and ex Judge DAVEY would be appointed to investigate the whole matter.

Strong exception was taken by Mr SEDDEN and other members to the proposed commissioners and mysterious mention was made by him to a third party in the transaction besides Mr JONES and the natives, and this was resented by Mr SAMUEL, the member for New Plymouth……………………….more


John Mc LEAN, settler, was lost whilst cattle hunting in the bush on the slopes of Mount Egmont from Monday until Friday last week,, subsisting on berries and part of the time on the flesh of the cattle he had killed. The weather was very severe. And when Mr McLEAN reached a settler’s house he had nearly lost the power of speech.

Twice after travelling for a considerable time, he found himself back at the point where he had shot a beast.

New Plymouth The HAWEA is still in the same position. Captain BENDALL went aboard this morning, and found the vessel working from side to side. In his opinion she has worked through the sand, and is now on the hard bottom. The weather is squally, but the vessel is well protected by the breakwater.

Odessa Convicts Two hundred and sixty convicts recently arrived at ODESSA from the central prison for transportation to SAGHALIEN.

Among them was Prince Nicolai VICHVANOFF, sentenced to hard labor for life for the murder of his sister.

Prince Dimitri ASSATIANI to six years hard labor for murder;

Prince NISCHERADSE also to six years’ hard labor for highway robbery;

Two nobles, brothers named-Wardex, and Alexai GAGORISCHVIK to 20 years and 15 years’ hard labor respectively-also for highway robbery;

The Don Cassock Captain Andrei KYRIAKOFF to eight years’ for arson and robbery.

The chief figure in this notorious group, however, is the Persian Prince Gumanjun MIRZA, sentenced to 20 years’ hard labor for the murder of his elder brother.

The motive for this fratricide was an inheritance of 5,000,000 roubles, which the murderer wished to obtain.

Our HAMPDEN correspondent writes under yesterday’s date: -

The funeral of the late W INGRAM was the largest ever witnessed in Hampden, people coming in from Waipawa, Onga Onga, Kereru, and all other parts of the district to pay their last respects to their oldest and respected settler.

An inquest was held yesterday at the Railway Hotel, Port Ahuriri, touching the death of Thomas E W RUTTER, late Captain of the s.s. WAIHI. Captain PREECE R.M., officiated as coroner, and the following gentlemen constituted the jury: - Messrs N KETTLE (Chairman) M ROLLS B B CREAGH W BAXTER J BRIGGS J MURRAY.

Verdict returned that “Death resulted from an accident, deceased being thrown from a horse against the side of Messrs ROBJOHNS and Co’s bonded store.

A meeting of the creditors in the bankrupt estate of J H CULLIMORE, boot maker, was held in the Court-house yesterday.

It was decided to realise on the estate, and to take steps to test the legality of the claim put in by the debtor’s wife.

A meeting was arranged to discuss an offer by the debtor to pay 5s in the £1.

HBH June 18 1888

The funeral of the late Captain RUTTER took place yesterday afternoon, the Rev H J FREELAND officiating at the grave.

Deceased when living was a member of the Wellington District A.O.F., and a number of Foresters attended in mourning regalia.

After the Anglican burial service had been impressively read, the District Chief Ranger for Hawke’s Bay read the Foresters’ funeral service.

The Rev Mr FREELAND pronouncing the benediction at the close.

Hawke’s Bay Coursing Club From our own Hastings Correspondent

The cup presented by Mr NICHOL to the club to be competed for on the 27th instant is a handsome and valuable trophy of goblet form, with a handle at each side, and will be a substantial addition to the family plate of the sportsman who is lucky enough to win it.


Advertisement No 1005 Superior Court at Napier HOLDEN at Napier John WATT, of Napier, Hotelkeeper, was today judged bankrupt. J F JARDINE Deputy Assignee

16 June 1888

Notice 1011 Superior Court of Bankruptcy, Wellington District HOLDEN at Napier.

Herbert Thomas Halsey KNIGHT of Napier, Commission Agent of the first part;

John Fergusson JARDINE, of the second part.

Creditors of the said Herbert Thomas Halsey KNIGHT of the third part.

Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of June 1888, an order was made out that the said DEED be entered and filed in this Court, and the adjudication of the said Bankrupt be annulled. Dated this 14th day of June 1888. A R W LASCELLES Bankrupt’s Solicitor.

Parliament Wellington A Final Protest

Mr TANNER informs me that he will walk out of the house when the third reading of the Tariff Bill comes on, as he does not wish to vote against the government, of whom he is a very warm supporter on every question of policy except their tariff proposals. Mr TANNER is the member for Waipawa.


The Reporting Debates and Printing Committee, presided over by MAJOR STEWARD, decided the recent appointment to the Hansard staff caused by Mr BOND’s resignation this morning.

There were nine applications in all, including Messrs J M GEDDIS, EPPS, FRICKER, DOUGLAS, BURR, Mc KAY, and NORMAN.

They were narrowed down to Messrs GEDDIS and FRICKER, with the result that Mr GEDDIS, who has been on the reporting staff of the Auckland Star for many years, was selected by six votes to three.


(Note by Elaine)- presume this was just out of Hastings.

OMAHA An accident happened at Omaha to a boy 13 years of age, named Albert BAYLEY, a son of the country chairman.

He was out shooting with a gun, and while trailing it along the ground, the trigger, which was down on the cap,, caught in a piece of wood, which raised the hammer slightly, discharging the gun.

He received a terrible wound on the left arm, which will have to be amputated.

Wanganui A man named H A SOUFFLOT attempted suicide on Friday night by stabbing himself in the breast with a sheath knife. He was brought up at the Police Court yesterday and committed for trial at the District Court. He assigned as his reason for the act domestic troubles. A divorce suit in which he is concerned is coming up at Wellington next week. The wound is not dangerous.

Greymouth ***Note by Elaine-I have a John DOBBS in my family tree who married a Aunt in 1930’s love to hear from any one who has a interest in this surname. They lived in Auckland for a number of years and then finally at Napier.

A wrestling match at Taylorville between James DUNN and James DOBBS was won with considerable ease by DUNN, though DOBBS is quite two stone heavier.

A number of citizens met on Sunday at GILMER’s Hotel to wish Sergeant Mc ARDLE health and prosperity in his future career, in being removed to Dunedin. The Mayor presented a watch on behalf of the citizens of Greymouth bearing an inscription to that effect.

Invercargill-Saturday GB T DEJOUR, town clerk at North Invercargill, who is now charged with the alleged embezzlement of borough funds, has been under a cloud for a considerable time, and was superseded some months ago.

On the arrival of the MANAPOURI at the Bluff yesterday, Dr W H GAZE was arrested and charged with wife desertion at Christchurch. A woman said to be his late housekeeper accompanied him.

A meeting of dairy-factory representatives resolvd to communicate with the Premier remonstrating against the appointment of Mr G M Mc CALLUM as Government lecturer and instructor in dairying, on the ground that the appointee is not a practical dairyman, and that his experience is very limited.

HBH June 19 1888 ***Typed as written-Elaine

A correspondent named Peter GRAY writes a fair sized letter in which he desires to praise a local firm, and as we believe the praise is deserved we give the two assertions he makes.

He bought a “Yankee slasher” to do some clearing with, and found the tool defective. He then asked Mr Alex JONES, of the Waipukurau Implement Factory, to make him a slasher, and it was the best tool he ever used.

We are exceedingly pleased to hear this from Mr Peter GRAY, as Messrs JONES and Sons have built up a splendid local industry on Freetrade lines, none of their products having been “protected,” and they have furnished an example of what we have always contended-that local interferences are a burden and not a help to the industries suited to this colony.

Public Notices Notice 1019 Edward PATTEN Collector of Customs Customs Napier 18 June 1888 Notified that Frederick Carl Wilheim BIERRE, of Dannevirke, has taken out an auctioneer’s License for the period ending the 25th April 1889.

Notice 1018 E BISSELL Clerk Clive Road Board 18 June 1888 Notice given re Meeting to be held Wednesday the 11 July 1888 to levy a Pound on all the rateable property in the Clive road Board District. Rate book is open for inspect at E BISSELL Clive.

No 520 James BOYLE April 25th 1888 Poison being laid on advertiser’s paddocks at HAVELOCK and PUKEHU after this date.

No 478 J Bonfield AKERS Professor of Music and Singing Is now prepared to receive pupils at his residence. Shakespeare-road April 23rd 1888

A correspondent named Cornelius CORRIGAN writes complaining that because he made a slip and was fined for drunkenness he was subjected to scurrilous abuse in a sol called “report” in an evening paper……………..more

The half yearly meeting of the Hawke’s Bay Lodge I.O.O.F., American Constitution, was held in Waterworth’s Hall last evening.

Officers elected were: - N JACOBS M TROY LUXFORD- Secretary-W BUDD Trustees A LEVI R SMITH H NAPHALI Auditors H LEE A PALLOT J G GILBERD Medical Officer-Dr CARO Chemist-Mr ECCLES

Waipawa Correspondent under yesterday’s date: -

The weather is cold here, but it must be “sultry” at North Makaretu, judging by the fires there.

The embers from the fire at PEER’s house are hardly cool, as one may say, and now comes another blaze.

An old couple living there named BAKER were burnt out on Sunday morning. How these conflagrations come about is most mysterious.

The son was from home, and the old folks retired before 10 o’clock on Saturday night. There is no fire-place in the back room where the fire was first noticed, no person had been near with a light, yet four hours after the poor old couple had been in bed the aged wife was roused by the roar of the flames.

To call her “old man” and rush out enveloped in a blanket was the work of a moment.

The enfeebled old gent opened the door to the back part of the house, but was met with smoke and flames.

They therefore rushed out of the front.

There was no time to save an article, except the two blankets, one for each.

The wind was blowing half a gale at the time, from the back of the house. The unfortunate old woman trudged off to where her son was staying for the night, via., at a Mr Mc LEOD’s, five miles away.

The weaker old man had to remain rolled up in the blankets until relief came from the Mc LEOD house.

Some £16, the only money the old couple had was burned.

The place was insured for £50, but was sold some time since to Mr J HOWARD, of Hampden, who gets the insurance.

The loss is estimated at £75.

The police have gone up to inspect the spot, and make further enquiries.

Hawkes’ Bay County Council Present Mr W J BENNETT –Chairman Messrs J N WILLIAMS R D D Mc LEAN W A COUPER F SUTTON.


Thomas Martin fined with using abusive language to Thomas TAYLOR.

John THOMAS for killing three pigs without a license.

Timothy CONDON- a bankrupt, formerly carrying on a business in Coote Road as a baker, was charged that he falsely entered in a book of accounts in his estate the receipt of a debt of £15 as occurring previously to his petition being filed.


Telegraphic Monday

Per United Press Association

David ASHER and Pine AWANUI were charged at the Supreme Court today with conspiring to defraud by procuring certain aboriginal natives to personate other natives, some of whom were dead, but who if living would be entitled with other natives to certain blocks of land, in order that the fugitives so impersonating might receive the money which those they personated would be entitled to receive.

ASHER pleaded not guilty and the other prisoner guilty.

Mr WILLIAMSON and Mr BUTTON for Crown.

Mr E HESKETH for prisoner ASHER.

Abridged by Elaine………….. then….. ASHER was employed by the Government to negotiate with the natives for the purchase of the block, and was to receive £5 for each signature of an owner that he procured.

He entered into an arrangement with Pine AWANUI to procure signatures by getting other natives to personate proper owners, some of who were dead.

H F EDGAR-clerk to the Native Lands Court

Gilbert MAIR- land purchase officer

W MATRAVERS and Jno. SNODGRASS gave evidence. The Court then adjourned.


D PORTER a teller in the Colonial Bank of New Zealand at Cambridge, left the bank premises on Saturday morning, and not having since returned is believed to have absconded. Defalcations in his accounts are reported to be the cause. In a letter addressed to a friend he stated his intention to commit suicide, but this is believed to be a blind.

DEATH Mr Henry RIDINGS, and old Auckland resident, died today.

New Plymouth


An important case was heard at the Police Court today in which the Rev Moses Somes BREACH was charged with malicious injury to the Presbyterian Church by removing the lock from the door and replacing it with another.

After hearing a large number of witnesses judgment was reserved til tomorrow.



Lieutenant-Colonels BUTTS and HUME, and Captains DOUGLAS, COLEMAN, and FALCONER have been appointed a commission to revise the volunteer regulations

Sir Harry ATKINSON is suffering from influenza tending to pleurisy. He is being attended by Dr KEMP.


Elizabeth Harvey MADDREN, 5 ½ years old, died in the hospital tonight from burns.

Her mother left her at home this morning while she took the other two children to school. On the mother returning she found the little girl in the garden with her clothes on fire.

The mother was badly burned on the arms in extinguishing the flames.

The father is a rope maker, living at Sydenham.

HBH June 20 1888
HB Board of Education

Hawke’s Bay Board of Education


DEATH BAILLIE At Hastings on June 12th, George BAILLIE aged 46 years The funeral will leave his late residence this day at 1 o’clock for the Napier Cemetery.

Recent Education Board Meeting

The following appointments were made:

Miss B BULLION-pupil teacher, GISBORNE


E WRIGHT-pupil teacher, KAIKORA

Miss FRIBERG-assistant-mistress, MAKATOKU

Miss GOSNELL-pupil teacher, WAIROA.

Captain Francis H BARDEN, and old Imperial Officer, has died at Woolhard, aged 89.

He obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers in 1827. He was injured at a review three years afterwards, and was transferred to the Civil Service, and was one of the Under-Secretary’s to the duke of Washington in 1838.

He was despatched with a detachment of sappers and miners to south Australia, and the last work he was engaged in in that colony was cutting a road from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1851.

He afterwards superintended the construction of the dock works in Tasmania, and took part in the Maori War in New Zealand, in which colony he entered the Survey Department.

He came to Sydney in 1893. He died in Independent circumstances, but he was the claimant of vast wealth in connection with the GOODSTEPHINE estates, which are still in Chancery.

A young man named James CLARKE, living at Tambar Springs, near COONAMARAGAN, was handling a gun which he supposed was not loaded, and after snapping one of the caps he handed the weapon to a little girl, first putting on a fresh cap. He then invited her to fire at him, and the child pulling the trigger the gun exploded, the charge piercing through CLARKE’s head from ear to ear, and killing him instantly.


Per Steamer at the Bluff-Own Correspondent


A rather amusing piece of deception was practised in the Melbourne Police Court on a recent Monday with regard to two prisoners, one of whom had been arrested for drunkenness and the other for larceny.

By a strange coincidence they both answered to the name of William THOMPSON.

They were both elderly men, and were somewhat alike in general appearance. It is usual to classify the prisoners before the opening of the court, the drunkards, who are dealt with first, being separated from those charged with more serious offences.

When the names were called out, William THOMPSON, charged with drunkenness answered for William THOMPSON charged with larceny, and took his place with those arrested for felony.

It thus happened that William THOMPSON arrested for larceny was brought up for being drunk and disorderly, and as he had been in the Watch house since Saturday he was discharged. He lost no time in getting away from the Court, and the mistake was not discovered till the real “drunk” was called upon, much to his evident astonishment and concern, to answer to a charge of larceny. The Bench, of course, had no option but to discharge him, but a warrant was issued for the arrest of the other William THOMPSON, who cleverly took advantage of the mixing up of him and his namesake.


The Civil Service Board recently met to investigate a serious charge of immorality against Mr H HERITAZ, the head teacher of the BORUNG State School.

It appears that Mr HERITAZ, who is a widower with four children, had his niece keeping house for him. Some months ago the niece gave birth to a child, and subsequently when the child was born the father’s name was omitted from the register of the birth..

This led to an investigation by the police, who communicated with the head of the department, and the present inquiry was the result.

A large amount of evidence was taken. Mr HERITAZ has been in the service for 15 years.


The Coroner has held an inquest on the body of a lad named DUNSTON, who was accidentally killed when fencing with a fellow-worker named Charles OLSEN.

Dr SMALL, who made the post mortem examination, detailed the injuries that were caused with a knife with which the lad OLSEN was fencing striking the deceased.

Charles TRIADGOLD-witnessed the occurrence and gave evidence and upon hearing the evidence given the jury found that the deceased came by his death from a wound accidentally inflicted by Charles OLSEN.

The latter, who was in charge of the police, was then discharged.


***Note by Elaine-It is a pity that all the names were not mentioned in this article and it has been typed verbatim.


A strange affair has (says the Plymouth correspondent of a Home paper) just happened near the secluded village of MILTON.

It appears that a Mr CRIMP, a farmer, advertised for a farm assistant. A young man who had walked from Cornwall, presented himself as an applicant.

The wretched and dirty appearance of the man, and his apparent weakness and poverty, prejudiced Mr CRIMP against taking him into the house. But the heart-touching appeals made by the neglected laborer, and his promises to give his work in return for board and lodging, induced the farmer to accept his services.

Some time had passed; when the man confided to the farmer that he was owner of a large estate near CHIPPENHAM, WILTSHIRE, and that he had a father who owned hundreds of acres of land. He had left home through some unpleasantness, and had been wandering about for several years, never hearing from his family.

He earned a living as a navvy, or as a farm laborer, and when he presented himself for work to Mr CRIMP he was penniless and starving.

The farmer went to CHIPPENHAM to see whether his story was genuine, and discovered the place his mysterious servant had described.

He was surprised to see an elegant mansion in the midst of beautiful country. The name that had been given to him was false but upon asking the gentleman of the house whether he had a son answering the description given, who was entitled to a part of his estate, he replied in the affirmative, but said he had given him up for dead.

Great was the joy of the father when he heard from Mr CRIMP that the missing member of his family was living. The old gentleman was so anxious to look once more upon him that he returned with Mr CRIMP immediately to DEVONSHIRE.

He said that the boy had gone from home through a domestic disagreement, and had never returned. They had mourned for him, and thought to see him no more,

The farmer telegraphed to the son to meet him at Kingsbridge Road station, but without hinting that he would also meet his old father.

When the travellers reached the station they saw the young man standing at the horse’s head. The aged parent recognised his child, although he had greatly altered through privation and hard work. True to his master, the young man would not leave him until he had found a suitable workman to take his place, and now father, mother and brothers are once more living together in happiness.

HBH June 22 1888


KING at Fitzroy Road Napier on June 21, the wife of H A KING of a son.


TABUTEAU-At Napier, on 21st June, Catherine TABUTEAU, widow of the late Joseph Meliere TABUTEAU formerly Collector of Customs at Napier, aged 68 years.

The funeral will leave her residence Seapoint Road, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, the 23rd instant.

We learn from the Fielding Star that Mr James HASTIE, formerly well known in Napier as lessee of the Albion Hotel, and also as a trooper during the period of the Maori troubles here, died on Tuesday morning last at the Fielding Hotel, of which he was proprietor. He leaves a widow and four children.

Hawke’s Bay Team

Page 3 Football Team

Tomorrow WARBRICK’s native team will play a series of matches in New Zealand. It will be up against a team representing Hawke’s Bay, and admirers of the game are anxious to see how the Maoris shape there will no doubt be a large attendance at the Recreational ground.

There are two players omitted from Te Aute-notably PRENTICE and Wi HAPE, whose claims to a place in the team are surely worthy of consideration, have been omitted.

CUTHBERT-a county forward and old provincial “rep”, has been overlooked.

The individual members who will play are: -

J FLEMING (Harriers) a man who has won inter-provincial colours both here and in the south Island. I would have liked to see Mc KAY filling this place

Le QUESNE (Pirates) a good kicker and moderate collar-hardly deserves a place in the team and I think his position could have better filled either by Wi HAPE or HARDEN.

R PERCY (Harriers) slashing three-quarter, very fast and a good kick and collars well. He is a dangerous man in the vicinity of his opponent’s goal.

B Mc KAY (Pirates) fully deserves a place in the team, but would prefer to see him fullback.

J NORRIS (Harriers) is a fast man, one who requires some stopping if he gets away, but is hardly up to rep form as a halfback.

J DEMPSEY (Pirates) an hones hard working back, but rather light for collaring big Maoris.

PATTERSON (Harriers), and MORRISON (Pirates), the wings, are the right men in the right places, and they both follow up well, and are good dribblers and collars.

W ROBSON (Napier) is the best forward at present playing in Hawke’s Bay; works like a horse.

MOORE (Pirates) a good hard working forward, but rather apt to get “riled” during a game.

John FLEMING (Pirates) is a moderate forward, his specialty being on the line out.

Mc KENZIE (Harriers) a new hand at the game, is one who promises to develop into a first class man, but is rather raw for a “rep,” and given to kicking hard in the scrum.

HAWKINS (Harriers) a grafter in the scrum, and a good dribbler, is apt to kick too hard and lose the ball.

SYMONDS (harriers) is a hard working player with any amount of dash; dribbles well, but is inclined to imitate his skipper in kicking hard

HUGHES (Harriers) an honest worker, but light, and hardly worthy of a place in the team when such men as CUTHBERT, C D KENNEDY and others are excluded.

Of the forward G ROSS (Harriers) aa good collar and kick, and could well take the place of any of the backs who may not be able to play.

CORBETT (Pirates) is the “mystery of the team;” what the selection committee every saw in this man’s play beats me.

PEACOCK (Napier) a forward who puts all his weight in the scrum, is good and collaring and stopping rushes, but rather slow.

As there is a probability of ROBSON not playing the team in that case will consist solely of Harriers and Pirates, which seems rather rough on players such as Wi HAPE, PRENTICE, and KARAURIA (Te Aute); CUTHBERT, SHAVER, and W DUNCAN; and HARDEN, TODD, PEACOCK, and CHILDS (Napier; however, I hope to see the team give a good account of themselves, and show the rest of New Zealand that Hawke’s Bay still retains her good name in the football field.

HBH June 23 1888


MOYLAN-on the 22nd June at Taradale, Anne, the beloved wife of Andrew MOYLAN, and only sister of T TULLY, Clooncormack Nursery. Hollymount, County Mayo, Ireland, aged 87 years. R.I.P.;

Home papers please copy.

The funeral will leave Mrs BARRY’s residence for the Taradale Cemetery on Sunday 24th at 2.30 p.m.

CRARER-At Waipawa on the 22nd of June 1888, Alexander CRARER, aged 63 years.

The funeral will leave the Empire Hotel for the Waipawa Cemetery this day (Saturday) the 23rd June at 2 p.m.

W H SEBLEY-Undertaker.

The Municipal Council met last evening to discuss the question of protecting the Beach road.


His Worship the Mayor (Mr G H SWAN)

And Crs


A plan and report from Mr J T CARR C.E., and a plan from Mr JARMAN were considered at some length containing suggestion of a wall to be constructed and ways and means.

After a very long discussion adjourned till Monday evening.
Town and Suburban Racing Club

Winter Meeting

Held yesterday at Taradale.

President-W HESLOP

Vice-President-W BROUGHTON

Hon Treasurer-G RYMER



Handicapper-A T DANVERS

Starter-W HESLOP

Clerk of the course-W HESLOP

Clerk of the Scales-J TURLEY

Clerk of Totalisator-T WARRINGTON

Secretary-Wm B HILL.

Colony v Natives.


Very great interest is taken throughout the Colony in the match Hawke’s Bay v WARBRICK’S team, to take place on the Recreation Ground at 3 p.m. today.

NEHUA (13ST 8LB) WILL PLAY FULL BACK. He learned the game at St Stephen’s School Auckland, and at Te Aute College. One of the best forwards in Whangarei; he was chosen for that position in the team, but his fine punting and drop kicking have led to his trial as back.

W WYNARD a three-quarter (Auckland 111st 4lb)A good punt and drop-kicl, but his weak point is tackling. Represented Auckland against Taranaki, and was Captain of the North Shore Club.

J WARBRICK (Hawke’s Bay, 11st 12lb), a veteran who commenced his representative career by playing for Auckland against Otago in 1877, and he has played for or against every province and been considered the best all round back in the Colony ever since. Has never yet played in a defeated representative team.

D GAGE (Wellington, 11st 3lb), an old Te Aute College boy who came into prominence in the Poneke Club, Wellington. Has played for his province against Hawke’s Bay, Otago, Canterbury, and England, and is considered its best full back. Very active, cool, sure kick with either foot, and collars and punts splendidly.

IHIMAIRA a halaf (Hawke’s Bay, 13st 7ls), is a “rep” of 1885. Is fast, and difficult to stop; is weak in passing, but plays hard.

W WARBRICK (Tauranga, 12st 7 lb), represented Auckland against SYDNEY and WELLINGTON in 1886. A Very dangerous man in opponents’ 25, is fast, and difficult to collar. Tackles very surely, and is developing into a good kick with both feet. A Grafton Club “star.”

T ELLISON (Wellington, 12 st 7lb), a forward, and old Te Aute College boy, and one of the best forwards in Wellington, where he plays for the Poneke Club. Travelled for his province in 1886, and has represented it in all matches since. Is fast, and quick in pouncing on opposing backs and dribbles and stays well.

WILLIAMS (Wellington 14 st 10lb), is the “infant” of the team, height somewhere about 7ft, fairly fast, and good on the line out. Travelled with Wellington in 1886, and has represented it since. A Poneke Club member.

R TAIAROA (Wellington, 11st 9lb), a Dunedin High School boy, who has represented Wellington since 1886. The lightest forward and best dribbler in the team; shines in the open.

TAARE (Hawke’s Bay, 111st 13lb), isd a good hard working forward, fair dribbler and tackler. Can play half back, and belongs to the county7 Club.

KAURAURIA (Hawke’s Bay, 13st), is another county man. Is just learning the game, which he takes to kindly. Works hard in the scrum, and follows up well.

Arthur WARBRICK (Tauranga, 13st 4lb), learned football with his brothers Joe and William at St Stephen’s School, Auckland. Was once a sprinter; grafts hard in scrum, and follows up well. An indifferent dribbler.

G WYNYARD (Auckland, 12st 10lb), is a fast nand hard working forward-one of the best in the team-but rather apt to over run the ball

ANDERSON(Thames, 12st 10lb), a genuine hard working scrummager who never tires, and is always on the ball. Has represented the Thames in all matches for many years.

RENE (Nelson, 12st 10lb), is a fast and good forward. Shines both in scrum and open.

WARBRICK’s MEN WILL PLAY IN THEIR TOUR UNIFORMS, AND Hawke’s Bay in the black and white provincial colours.

HBH June 25 1888 Local

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of John WATT, licensee of the Shakespeare Hotel, was held at the Court-house on Saturday. Mr CARLILE appeared for the assignee and Mr LOGAN for Messrs BANNER and LIDDLE, creditors.

Hastings Correspondent writes under Saturday’s date: -


I regret to have to record a sad accident, which occurred this afternoon to Mr E FAULKNOR while playing football in Mr RAINBOW’s paddock.

Mr FAULKNOR had just engaged in the first scrummage when a snap was heard, and it was found that one leg was broken between the knee and ankle. Drs FAULKNER and LINNEY were sent for, but unfortunately they were both absent, so the sufferer has been removed to his house on a sofa.


BISHOP-At Hastings on 23rd June, Errol REY, infant son of Elizabeth and the lage Thomas BISHOP aged 6 months.
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A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of John WATT, licensee of the Shakespeare Hotel, was held at the Courthouse on Saturday.

Mr CARLILE for assignee

Mr DICK for Debtor

Messrs BANNER and LIDDLE-creditors.

BANNER and LIDDLE principal creditors their claim being £1080 in addition to guarantees for smaller amounts, and they held as securities a mortgage on the leasehold and a bill of sale over the furniture.

They proposed to relinquish their claim under the bill, paying £150 to the estate for the furniture. The proposal was a fair one and it was decided to accept it and to recommend the debtor for his discharge.

Our Waipawa correspondent under Saturday’s date: -

A seizure took place at the Waipukurau Railway station yesterday of several bottles of grog. The police were informed of “sly grogging selling” was going on, and in the interest of the revenue Sergeant RYAN and constables TRONSEN and BROSNAHAN paid an official visit to a Mr J ADAMS. He will politely be favored with a summons.

The property of the late William HOWELL who died without a will, has been advertised and the next of kin has turned up in England.

HBH June 26 1888 Wairoa plus

From Wairoa Correspondent-Monday

Last Saturday a fine sample of Wairoa building stone from Mr John COUPER’S quarry on his run at Spring Hill, was shipped by the s.s. Wairoa en route to the Melbourne Exhibition.

There are four pieces, which fit into each other in the shape of an obelisk, the top piece having a suitable inscription in gilt letters.

This stone, which was quarried and worked up by Mr R GARDINER, country road overseer, is much superior to the sample sent down to WATERWORTH’S yard some months ago.

The sample of wheat grown at WHAKAKI and was sent down some months ago to be forward to the Melbourne Exhibition is remarkable good, and will most likely obtain an award.

Renata KAWEPO-wills

BROUGHTON v Airini TONORE and others

By Telegraph

From our Special Reporter


The great case was commenced in the Supreme Court this morning before the Chief Justice. Mr H D BELL (Wellington), with him Mr CORNFORD (Napier), was for Mr BROUGHTON

Mr CHAPMAN (Wellington), with him Messrs CARLILE and Mc LEAN (Napier), for Airini and others.

The plaintiff is William Mahunga BROUGHTON, of Omahu, in the provincial; district of Hawke’s Bay, sheepfarmer.

The defendants are Airini DONELLY (wife of George Prior DONNELLY

Maud DONNELLY infant daughter of the said Airini DONNELLY and George Prior DONNELLY

Airea KARAURIA OF Omahu, mother of the said Airini DONNELLY

Mehikore HIRANI and TE ATA, infant children of the said Airini DONNELLY

Turanga KARAURIA, a brother of the said Airini DONNELLY

Paki KARAURIA and Erena KARAURIA, sisters of the said Airini DONNELLY.

The plaintiff alleges that Renata KAWEPO, late of Omahu, an adult aboriginal native chief, who died at Omahu on the 14th of April 1888 at Hastings, duly made his last will and testament, hearing date the 12th of January 1887, and in the said will appointed the plaintiff sole executrix thereof. The said will was signed by the deceased and his signature acknowledged in the presence of Edward Robert VICKERMAN, of Hastings, bank manager;

Theophilus Hale SPENCER of Hastings, licensed interpreter; John GEMMELL of Hastings Justice of the Peace; Arthur PICKERING, of Hastings, clerk of the Resident Magistrate’s Court Hastings; Thomas BISHOP of Hastings, stock agent, all present at the same time and place, and who subscribed their names as witnesses in the presence of the diseased and filed in the Napier registry of the Supreme Court.

**Just briefly by Elaine The defendants allege that this will is not the last will and testament of the said Renata KAWEPO, but has been revoked by a subsequent testamentary disposition of Renata KAWEPO on 12th April 1888 at Omaha.

This trial is continuing over next few weeks.


Mrs Sarah CROOT, from WADE, consulted the Canadian doctors with the “Golden Chariot,” now doing business here, and got a bottle of medicine from Madame DUFLOT.

After taking the first dose on Thursday last vomiting with violent pains in the stomach immediately set in, and continued till yesterday afternoon, when she died.

Dr ERSON was called in on Saturday, and prescribed medicine, which gave relief, but could not save her life.

Dr RENNIE, on being interviewed said it could not be the Canadian medicine that caused the trouble, as it was “perfectly harmless,” and he offered to swallow a box of powder and drink a 7s 6d bottle of “perfume” in public.

The death has caused a good deal of excitement as people have been for two weeks raving about the miraculous cures effected by the Canadians.

Maurice KELLY of Wade, stated to be 104 years of age, died yesterday morning. He drank whisky copiously for 87 years, according to his own statement.

A girl named Elizabeth BEESTON, who was severely injured by burning at a shirt factory in Great North Road, and was sent to hospital, succumbed to her injuries yesterday morning. Deceased was warming glue at the fire, when her dress caught the flames and before they could be extinguished she was horribly burnt about the back and legs.


An inquest was commenced today on the remains of Mrs CROOTS who died after using the medicines of Madame DUFLOT, the Canadian doctor.

Some evidence having been taken the inquiry was adjourned to await the results of a post mortem examination.

HBH June 27 1888 GILPIN

Birth GILPIN-On may 6th 1888, at Lovlands. Cincinnati, the wife of F G Gilpin of a daughter.

HBH June 28 1888 HAZLETT

Death HAZLETT-At Hampden on June 24th Georgine Hazlett, beloved wife of**I J Hazlett, aged 25 years. **First initial could also be the initial F-there is a big cross on these initials making it very hard to be exact. The funeral will take place today (Thursday) at 2 p.m.

HBH June 30 1888 Inquest BRUNTON

An inquest was held yesterday before Mr E PATTEN J.P. on the body of an infant, two days old, the sone of Mr H BRUNTON.

The child died somewhat suddenly. The medical evidence was to the effect that death resulted from natural causes, and a verdict was returned to that effect.


An unfortunate man perambulating in the streets yesterday, and behaving in an eccentric manner, at last manifested such evident signs of mania that he had to be arrested.

He resisted violently, and was only overcome after a hard struggle, but was at last placed in a cab and driven to the lock-up.

Later when he became calmer he gave his name as Edward KANE.

He will be brought up at the Court this morning.

An accident occurred at about 5.30 o’clock on Thursday evening near the new cutting on the Rissington Road.

Mr W Y DENNETT was driving a buggy and pair from the direction of Patoka, Mr D WOODS also being in the vehicle.

The night being dark the horses were kept on the old road, and the mistake was not discovered till the buggy and those in had the accident.

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