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HBH March 1 1888
Waipawa. Feb 29th
Church was overflowing at the U.F.M. Church last night.

Entertainment :-
A solo by Mr HORNSBY sen., by Mrs BRYANT, and Mrs CRACKNELL.
Mr BENNING a stirring address re future of Waipawa.
A very earnest and pleasant address by Mr McCLEAN the Presbyterian Minister.
Mr R RUSH, of Waipukurau, welcoming the incoming minister. A solo on the violin by Mr F WILDMAN, and a solo by Mrs NEWMAN and another by Mr WARBOYS.
Mr EDWARDS by some running remarks brought the proceedings to a close.
The whole congregation engaged in prayer for poor Mr E HARWOOD, who is lying in a dying state.
Between £4 and £5 was collected, and everyone departed pleased and satisfied with the entire proceedings.

Wairoa The Native Land Court, before Judge Major SCANNEL and native Assessor WALLACE, which has been engaged during the last week in the investigation of the Hereherehau No 2 block, was adjourned yesterday for a few days on account of the indisposition of the judge. The case is likely to last some time, as only one witness has up to the present given his evidence.

Last week Mr and Mrs G S FISHER, of Maramaru left Wairoa en route for England, and yesterday Mr J H BROWN, of Whakahi, also started for the same destination.
HBH March 1 1888 Page 3

Christchurch
The Acclimatisation Society have decided to petition the government to close Lake Ellesmere against net fishing for two years in consequence of the great destruction of large flounders and also to prevent the destruction of young salmon.
Dunedin

Sir James HECTOR has received a cablegram from Mr SEED stating that an extension of space has been granted New Zealand in the Melbourne Exhibition. Our exhibits will now occupy 10,000 feet, and probably more, in the main building.

A sad bathing fatality occurred at Ocean Beach today. Three young women were bathing in the surf close to the baths. One got out too far, and on the other two reaching shore they set up a scream, which attracted the attention of John McCUTCHEON, painter, who was working close at hand. Another man named James CANNON took a lifebelt and a line and swam out to the rescue of the girl, who was safely brought ashore, but McCUTCHEON was in the meantime drowned. The body was seen floating about in the surf for some time, but has not yet been recovered. McCUTCHEON leaves a wife and three children. CANNON behaved with great coolness. The thoughtless conduct of those who bathe in the surf close to the baths in greatly condemned.

The annual meeting of the New Zealand University Senate commenced today.
Present-Sir Jas HECTOR 9Chancellor), Sir Robert STOUT, Hon W ROLLESTON; Professors, SALE, SALMOND, SHAND and BROOK; Rev BRUCE, W J HABENS,
Dr FITCHETT, M.H.R., and Mrs C C BOWEN
Five candidates competed for the John TINLINE scholarship, and the successful candidate was Oscar Thorwald ALPERS, OF Canterbury College.
HBH March 1 1888 From Home
A painful affair occurred at Bolton Rectory, near Wigton recently. The Rev John Mordaunt LOWTHER, rector of Bolton, was to have appeared before the Wigton Petty Sessions, on a charge of assaulting Jane STODFDARD, a domestic servant in his employ. The defendant failed to appear, and it transpired that when the cabman, who was instructed to take the defendant from the rectory to the Court, called at the rectory. Mr LOWTHER went to the door and gave him a letter to take to Mr McKEEVER, his solicitor. He then placed a revolver to his mouth and deliberately shot himself. He died almost immediately. The deceased was unmarried, and a cousin of Lord LONSDALE.

Mr LABOUCHERE tells an amusing story of himself, and Mr BRADLAUGH when they had on one occasion to address their Northampton constituents..........more
HBH March 1 1888 Waipukurau

Jockey Club
Officials Appointed for Easter

Judge-Mr John MACKERSEY
Starter-Mr A T DANVERS
Clerk of the Scales-Mr W A WARREN
Stewards:-
Messrs J J BAILEY
D S FLEMIN
G, H GAISFORD,
E GILBERTSON,
S H GOLLAN,
G HUNTER,
P HUNTER,
C L MACKERSEY,
L de PELICHET,
J REED,
W A WARREN.
Handicapper-Mr A T DANVERS.
HBH March 1 1888 Wednesday

Local Elizabeth GRIFFITHS, of Tarawera, has been adjudged a bankrupt.

Tenders are invited by Mr J WELS, White road, for carting timber from Holt's yard to Fernhill.
Auckland
One of the saloon passengers by the Mariposa, Mr PERCIVAL has written to his Excellency the Governor respecting quarantine establishment at Motuhihi Island. He complains of the overbearing conduct of the superintendent there, and goes on to say, "The accommodation is simply atrocious." Dr LEWIS, the health officer, admits the truth of the complaint respecting defective accommodation.
Another caning case at the Newton East school has been reported to the Newton school committee. A boy named GORDON 10 years old, is stated to have beaten by the Rev R COATES, the head-master, and two wales were raised on the boy's thigh. Mr COATES says that the boy was punished for disobedience and repeated inattention.

Wellington

Advices received from Melbourne state that Mr Leonard HARPER, of the firm of HARPER & HARPER, solicitors, Christchurch, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society.

The Wanganui Jockey Club have unanimously resolved not to allow N NATHAN, the bookmaker, on the course at the ensuing meeting.

Sir George WHITMORE leaves for Nelson tomorrow to inspect the volunteers.

At a meeting of the Education Board today it was stated that Mr LEE, the Inspector of Schools, who has just returned from a visit to England, had found that in education matters the colony was not far behind the Mother Country.

Sir William FITZHERBERT, local director of the N Z Antimony Company, has received a cabled message from the London board intimating that Mr Nicholas REID has been appointed managing director of the company of the colony, and that the services of Mr H F LOGAN, who has acted as manager for the late and present company has been dispensed with.
Birth PENTY-At Port Ahuriri on February 29th, the wife of Rev R PENTY, of a son.
Nr G I CLARKE, while taking part in a bicycle race yesterday, unfortunately had a bad spill, coming to the ground with such force, that one of his arms was fractured in two places.

Mr J C BRIDEN, who is well and favourably known in Napier, will inaugurate a new departure in public catering on Saturday evening, next to the Working Men's Club. Mr BRIDEN's reputation as a professional cook will stand him in good stead.

Our Makatoku correspondent writes as follows:- The lawn
Tennis tournament was brought to a close yesterday, Mr J HOBBS securing first prize, and Mr M JOHANSEN the second.
HBH March 2 1888 Thursday

Local

Norsewood Last Monday evening and Tuesday morning the young folk of Norsewood and the Danish line had another treat. The occasion was an annual ball given by Mr KUHTZE, the celebrated bush brewer.
Miss Carry FRISBERG, accompanied by Miss KUHTZE sang "The Gloaming" and "My Pretty Flower."
Violinists were Messrs HALVERSEN, LARVIG, CHRISTOFFERSEN.
Accordion-Mr Andrew FRISBERG.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Dr CARO, J.P., David CARSWELL, charged with drunkenness and dismissed with a caution.

We regret to learn the M BOURGEOIS is at present seriously ill, being confined to his bed by a bad attack of pleurisy. His numerous friends will wish him a rapid and safe recovery.
News from Home It is stated in the life of the late Mr Samuel MORLEY that there is at present time in the employ of the Nottingham house and old man named John DERRICK, a silk framework knitter, who made the Queen's stockings for her coronation, and who at the age of 84, made stockings of an absolute identical description for her Jubilee.

Dunedin The body of John McCUTCHEON was recovered last night. At the inquest today the jury returned a verdict of drowned while attempting to save a life. They commended the conduct of CANNON who saved the life of Miss JEFFREYS, in attempting which McCUTCHEON was drowned, and drew attention to the danger of bathing in the surf.

Auckland The steamers Eagle & Osprey have been sold privately to the Devonport Ferry Company for £6000.

W E BARTON, the well known cricketer, left for Blenheim today.

New Plymouth An enquiry into the striking of the Bellringer on the Waiongonga reef at Wairara was commenced yesterday, and is being continued this day. The evidence of the Captain, mate, engineer, steward and stewardess, and some of the crew will be taken. Mr SAMUEL is watching the proceedings on behalf of the owners of the tug which towed the Bellringer off the reef, who are bringing a suit in the Admiralty Court for salvage.

Thomas WILLS and Albert WILLS, father and son, were charge today with larceny as bailees of two bullocks, and were committed for trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court here.

Our Hastings correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date: - Mr WINTER has leased the premises adjoining his shop, which were formerly in the occupation of Mr SIMON.

Over 50 tons of machinery was yesterday landed here from the Omapere, consigned to the Harbor Board by Messrs SPARROW and Co., Dunedin.

His Excellency is not above noticing and rewarding merit. He was driven through to Napier from Cambridge by Mr W T CARR, and was so pleased with his driving and his excellent turn out that he specially asked young CARR to give him his last drive from the Masonic Hotel to the Railway station. On bidding the driver farewell he presented him with a handsome field glass, and promised to forward from Wellington a silver plate to be affixed to the glass having engraved upon it the statement that the presentation was made to mark his Excelency's pleasure at being driven by such a skilful and careful driver.

Death HILL-On December 29th, at Bellaghy Castle, County Londonderry, of congestion of the lungs, John HILL, Esq., J.P., son of the late Major HILL, Bellaghy Castle, aged 83 years.

Pahiatua The licensing committee affair is now more tangled than ever. The returning officer having been refused advice by the Crow Law officer decided to act as if the original election was valid and declare the result thus:-
WAKEMAN, BURROWS, STOKES, ASTON, and BAINTON.
HBH March 3 1888 Bits

Wellington
Information was received here this morning that the railway station at Foxton was totally destroyed by fire.

Christchurch

The Lake Ellesmere fishermen are strenuously resisting the proposal to close the lake against net fishing. This afternoon some of the men interviewed the Hon M STEPHENS, and requested him to lay their wishes before the Government.

Dunedin

Mr HODGKINS, solicitor has filed. Secured creditors, £8556; unsecured,
£662; estimated value of securities, £6200; deficiency, £2568

The University sustained a great loss in the death of Sir Julius von HAAST. The recommendation of the committee was agreed to that Hugh Winfield CAVENDISH, of the College of Cambridge, be admitted to the ad aundem degree of B.A; that Thomas Watt BELL, of the University of Edinburgh, be admitted to the ad eundem degree of M.D; Robert THORNTON, of the University of St ANDREW, be admitted to the ad aundem degree of M.A.

At the police court today a middle-aged man named R BANIEL was bound over to keep the peace for six months for assault on his father. The evidence showed that he had gone into his father's bedroom while drunk, dragged his father out of bed, and threatened to murder him.

HBH March 3 1888 Hastings Court

Resident Magistrate's Court

Before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

Civil Cases, judgment for Plaintiff
McEWAN v THOMPSON
JOHNSON v KAHAHAHA-Mr E H WILLIAMS for plaintiff
HAYES v PEACOCK
HAYES v CROW
JOHNSON v CURRY
BENTLEY v Mohi Te ATAHIKOIA
McDONALD and another v LYNN
TAYLOR's Executors v McEACHERN
HAMMOND v TEPURI
NAUMAN v DONEY and DONEY v NAUMAN-Cross actions relating to arrangements between the parties for the working of Messrs DONEY's patent well-sinking machine.

McILROY v BOWMAN-Mr CORNFORD-plaintiff;
Mr CULL for defendant-regarding a horse left in Mr GOOSEMAN's care.

SACCHARINE-
A letter from TANGAREWAI to the Editor
Regarding lately discovered substitute for sugar.

Can any of your readers kindly oblige me with the name of the firm in New Zealand where it can be obtained.

(We believe it can be obtained in Dunedin-Perhaps some readers may supply precise information-Editor HBH)

HBH March 3 1888 Gun Club
Meeting March 14.

Entries-Autumn Handicap
J O EVETT, W H SMITH, W BEAMISH, C O TANNER, W M BROUGHTON, H L DONNELLY, C D KENNEDY, J P HAMLIN, R MARTIN, J G WILSON, J MACKERSEY, G WYLLIE, C MACKERSEY, J J SCOTT, J R MACANDREWS, E BROUGHTON, M GROOM, A C LANG, L de PELICHET, A WOODS

A M McCARTNEY
Handicapper

HBH March 3 1888 Swamp Reclamation

Whare-o-maraenui lagoon.


The tender of Messrs CRANBY and PREBBLE was accepted, and it is rather noteworthy that between the price sent in by that firm and that by the next lowest tenderers,
Messrs TAIT and MILLS, there was a difference of one half penny only in each of the tenders.


Tenders from
CRANBY and PREBBLE
TAIT and MILLS
GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN
P SCALLY
J BURNETT and Co
BRYANT and WORSNOP
A PEEBLES.

Auckland

The shareholders of the Woodstock Goldmining Company, Karangahake, held a meeting today, when an offer from Mr E A HOARE, and English Capitalist, to purchase the mine for £11,000.

A new company with the title of the Askham Molloy Gold and Silver Extraction Company, was formed today. Mr D G McDONNELL was appointed legal manager, and the following gentlemen were APPOINTED DIRECTORS:-Messrs J M CHAMBERS, J H KEEP, R C SPEER, J L WILSON, R T DOUGLAS, and John G RALPH. The principal object of the company is to acquire tailings on the Thames foreshore and treat the same.

Joseph HODGSON, owner of the cutter Henry, sued the Awhina Tug Company at the R.M. Court today for 15 damages and loss of a prize caused through the steamer Awhina fouling the cutter named on the day of the regatta.
CARTER & Co's premises are closed to re-mark the balance of stock and D PALMER's Bankrupt stock. Opens today on the premises in Hastings street, that were occupied by CARTER and Co.

Mr Ben B JOHNSON will sell at Mr MONK's farm, Homewood Bridge-machinery, farm implements, cattle, horses etc.

Messrs . WILLIAMS and Sons-wholesale and retail ironmongers, Hastings streeet, Napier.

Tenders invited by Mr Arthur BEAMAN, Empire Hotel, for supplying lime at the Spit.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before J H VAUTIER, J.P., William PENFOLD charged with stealing a saddle at Kereru on February 9th, property of John ANDERSON.
HBH March 3 1888 Waipawa

A pleasant social gathering took place last evening, the occasion being a friendly farewell to Mr W THOMPSON, a member of Mr CHICKEN's brass band, and the sixth anniversary of the band.

Mr THOMPSON leaves tomorrow for the "other side", in company with several others.

The friends of Miss Constance BIBBY feel proud of the position she has gained by successfully passing her examination for Class E. This reflects credit upon Mr G W WILLIAMSON, our local school master.

A little over two years ago a man named HOLLAND, living at the Spit, had to be admitted to hospital in a most shocking condition, suffering from burns all over his head and face, and his hands almost burned off. For a long time his life hung in the balance, but at last he was enabled to leave the hospital, although he was practically burned out of human shape. The cause of the accident, or whatever it was, remained a mystery, the man saying he could not tell how it happened, and he signed a declaration before Inspector BULLEN and a J.P. to the effect that his wife had nothing to do with it.


Recently some experiments have been made in St Petersburg with the idea of slaughtering cattle by electricity, the results of which have been highly satisfactory-death being in all cases instantaneous.

Cricket
Sides were captained by HAWKINS and HARDEN. EDWARD' bowling proving very destructive.
Teams:-
HAWKINS-
WHITE, KENDALL, PERCY, J MARTIN, HAWKINS, PRAIN, HOWE, CATO, CHILDS, MORRISON, McKENZIE, LIDDLE.

Harden'S team:-
H MARTIN, A D NEWTON, PATTERSON, FREEMAN, HARDEN, SPIVEY, S FANNIN, EDWARDS, WYATT, STRACHAN, H FANNIN.

Insurance

Standard Insurance Company annual general meeting.
Retiring Directors:-Messrs Maurice JOEL and James ANDERSON were re-elected.

Annual General Meeting of the Equitable Insurance Association and the retiring directors, Messrs J HAZLETT and H GUTHRIE were re-elected.

New Plymouth

A man named Luke CLAUGHTON was gored by a bull yesterday on his farm near Inglewood. The bull lifted him on his hours and carried him some distance, and on dropping him the animal gave him a dig with his hors in the side, breaking a rib. CLAUGHTON, who is about fifty years of age, was brought to the hospital

Wellington
A sample of gold-bearing stone found in the Kaipara district, and forward to the government for analysis, yielded at the rate of 4ozs 111 dwts to the ton. The gold is of fine quality.

Dr F T KING, of New Plymouth, has been appointed surgeon of the Wellington Hospital.

Greymouth
The output of coal for the week ending yesterday was 3836 tons.

There is quite a revival in mining stock at Reefton, a number of claims having met with encouraging prospects.

Dunedin
The funeral of John McCUTCHEON, who was drowned at St Clair while trying to save the life of Miss JEFFREY, took place today and was very largely attended. The members of attended. CANNON, who saved the life of Miss JEFFREY, after Mc CUTCHEON was drowned in the attempt, was presented last night with a gold watch as a mark of appreciation of his services.

Miss Amy SHERWIN, the vocalist was accorded a public reception on her arrival in Dunedin last night. A tremendous crowd turned up at the station, and the ordnance band played her to her hotel.

Christchurch
A child named Roderick Munro GOODWIN, two years old,, a son of a man employed by Mr J DEANS, was drowned in the Avon last night near Riccarton. The poor little fellow strayed from home and was found dead in the river near the Riccarton railway bridge.

Birth O'SULLIVAN-At Mangatera, On February 29th, the wife of D R O'SULLIVAN, of twins, both girls.
Deaths RABY-Drowned in the Ngaruroro river, near the Waitangi creek on March 4th, Arthur RABY, son of the Rev Mr RABY, of Liskard, Cornwall, England, aged about 34. Deeply regretted.

The funeral will leave Mr SMITH's Farndon, at 2 p.m. this day for the Napier cemetery. Frinds will please accept this intimation.
HBH March 5 1888 Drowning

CLIVE
A sad drowning accident occurred yesterday near Clive. Two men named respectively Arthur RABY and William WELLS were bathing near the mouth of the Ngururoro, from the bank between the Waitangi and the former river. RABY was an indifferent swimmer, and getting out of his depth was not able to reach the shore. WELLS went to RABY's rescue, and succeeded in getting hold of one of his hands, but after an ineffectual struggle to bring him to shore had to relinquish his hold, and RABY was drowned. WELLS raise an alarm, and several persons were soon on the spot, including Mr J T CARR. The latter dived and recovered RABY's body at the spot where the unfortunate man sank, but although every effort at resuscitation was used all was in vain. The body was taken to the Farndon hotel, where an inquest will be held 8.30 o'clock this morning. The deceased, who was a single man, and about 34 years of age, was the son of the Rev Mr RABY, at Liskeard, Cornwell. He was greatly respected !
by all who knew him, and his sad death is much regretted.
HBH March 5 1888 Local

Charles STEVENS alias John IRWIN alias Irwin STEVENS, a man well known to the police, was on Saturday arrested and placed in the lock up on a charge of forging and order on the Bank of New Zealand for the payment of £8.

Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr G A PREECE, R.M., Mark GREEN was fined £1 and costs for having been too frequently drunk of late.
Frederick THOMPSON, with not so many convictions to his discredit was fined 10s and costs for inebriation.
William PENFOLD, in custody on a charge of stealing a saddle at Kereru, was further remanded.
Thomas IRWIN fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
David COLLINS alias MURPHY, was similarly dealt with for drunkenness.
William HARDING fined 5s and costs for same, and in addition was fined for resisting the police, the penalty in default of paying £2 10s, being 14 days hard labor.

Lieutenant ROSS has for the third time won the carbine championship of the colony, and that the belt fired for as the trophy is now his own property.
HBH March 5 1888 Magistrate's Court

Four little boys named RUSSELL, PALMER, BEAR, and SMITH, whose ages range from seven years upwards, yesterday pleaded guilty to charges of entering a Fruiterer's shop and stealing small sums of money. Mr CORNFORD and Mr DICK appeared for the boys, and urged that a good birching would meet the circumstances of the case. His Worship, after impressing upon the youthful culprits the disgrace of stealing, and the trouble they had caused to their parents by such bad conduct, sentenced each of the offenders to be whipped with a birch by the police in the presence of all the parents. After the official flogging was concluded the father of each boy took the birch in hand and administered it, and it may safely predicted that the boys won't forget the 5th of March for a long time.
HBH March 6 1888 bits

Telegraphic-Monday

Manaia.
The first ascent of Mount Egmont this season was made on the 26th ult., by a party of three from Dawson's Falls Manaia. The last two thousand feet was over snow, and is described as much easier than travelling over scoria, and the danger is very slight. Ladies can easily get up.

Wanganui-A telegram received by the Wanganui Jockey Club from the Island Bay Club stating that N NATHAN has apologised and consented to make full amends to the latter club and pay all costs. His disqualification was removed.

Wellington-Mr POWNALL, the financial agent here, intends having a bid for the valuable reward offered by the new South Wales Government for the best scheme exterminating rabbits.................more

Commissioner of Police has received a report from Inspector EMERSON, who is in charge of the West Coast, relative to the arrest of John GARDINER at the Lyell on 24th January upon the charge of firing a revolver at Edward ANDERSON, of Birch Hill station, Marlborough and stealing 6s from him......................more

Hokitika-Mr John BEVAN, District Grand Master of Westland, has been asked and has consented to instal the Hon Sir Harry ATKINSON as District Grand Master of Freemasons for Wellington under the English Constitution.-Will take place next May.

Christchurch-Miss Mary Hall second daughter of Sir John HALL, died at Hororato on Friday last.

Dunedin-A performance at the Princess Theatre in aid of the McCUTCHEON family realised £224
Marriage
THOMAS-BUTLER-At St John's Church, Napier, on the 23rd February, by the Rev De Berdt HOVELL, Watkin THOMAS to Mary Ann BUTLER.
Pahiatua

The licensing committee, as originally elected, has been duly advertised, and the members have met and elected a chairman. A petition has been lodged against the election with a petition on the ground that property voting was allowed.

Auckland
Charges of fraud against James Thomas LEE, a well-known Auckland builder which has been pending for some time, was proceeded with at the Police Court before
Mr H G Seth SMITH R M. The first charge of obtaining a sum of money under false pretences belonging to G W WYMAN. LEE represented that a certain house and allotment in Crumner road, Surrey Hills, as his property.

An impudent robbery is reported on Saturday afternoon at the domain cottage. Mr CARTWELL, the occupant, who had been out for the day and returned at 3 p.m. to find matters in a disordered condition, and upon entering found himself face to face with an intruder, It is hard to say which of the two men were more frightened, but suddenly the burglar dashed out and escaped.

Archibald DOUGLAS, an old man, was brought up in the Waipa Police Court today, charged with indecently assaulting a young woman and attempting to procure abortion. The case has caused some excitement, as the accused is well known.

Gisborne
****Abridged by Elaine
At the Police Court today John DIXON, a farmer, committed for trial on the charge of committing a cruel assault on a boy named William SHARKEY, aged 18. SHARKEY was working for DIXON, and was paid off. The boy was severely injured on his chest and head from kicks he received. The Bench said the offence was a most brutal and unjustifiable one.

Woodville
Mr McCARDLE's house at Pahiatua was totally destroyed by fire on Saturday night. The origin was an accident.

The fancy fair, under the auspices of the ladies Benevolent Society, on Friday and Saturday, realised over £70.
HBH March 6 1888 local

An inquest was held in the Farndon Hotel yesterday on the body of the unfortunate man RABY, whose death by drowning was recorded in our yesterdays issue. The jury returned a verdict of "accidentally drowned."

The members of the Clive square Literary and debating Society met last evening in Trinity schoolroom, the Rev W BAUMBER in the chair.

The following office bearers were elected.
President-Rev W BAUMBER
Vice-Presidents-Messrs T LAWS and N K McDIARMID
Secretary-and Treasurer-Mr J T TENNET
Committee:-
Messrs G WHITE, HAWKINS, ROBINSON
Editor of society's magazine-Mr G WHITE
Reporter-Mr Alex MARTIN

>From Waipawa- Mr E HARWOOD, is just about the same ill health.

Meeting Hampden of the public library committee that was postponed twice came off on Friday evening, when Messrs HARDY (CHAIR), MATTHEWSM BUCHANAN,, PEMBERTON, AUSTIN and VESTY were present.

The resignation of Mr A H PARKINSON, librarian, was accepted and the sum of £1 was voted for his services. Mrs F GLASS kindly undertook to take charge of the key and deliver it whenever required by subscribers. Mr McMILLIN appointed Secretary of the new committee.
Cricket
Sides were captained by HAWKINS and HARDEN. EDWARD' bowling proving very destructive.
Teams:-
HAWKINS-
WHITE, KENDALL, PERCY, J MARTIN, HAWKINS, PRAIN, HOWE, CATO, CHILDS, MORRISON, McKENZIE, LIDDLE.

HARDEN'S team:-
H MARTIN, A D NEWTON, PATTERSON, FREEMAN, HARDEN, SPIVEY, S FANNIN, EDWARDS, WYATT, STRACHAN, H FANNIN.

Insurance

Standard Insurance Company annual general meeting.
Retiring Directors:-Messrs Maurice JOEL and James ANDERSON were re-elected.

Annual General Meeting of the Equitable Insurance Association and the retiring directors, Messrs J HAZLETT and H GUTHRIE were re-elected.


HBH March 7 1888 Ross

On the motion of Mr P GORMAN, seconded by Mr H T H KNIGHT, the following resolution was carried:- "That a smoke concert be given on Wednesday evening in the Gaiety Theatre in honor of the arrival of Lieutenant ROSS, carbine champion of New Zealand, and that the following gentlemen form a committee to carry out the arrangements:- His Worship the Mayor; Captain BLYTHE, McCARTNEY, and SMITH; Captain COHEN; Superintendents WATERWORTH and WILKIE; sub-Superintendent GILBERD; Messrs P GORMAN, R D D McLEAN, McDIARMID, SIDEY and A LEVI."

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Elizabeth GRIFFITHS was heklld yesterday at the Court House. Mr J F JARDINE, deputy Assignee, in the chair.
Mr CORNFORD for the debtor, Mr McLEAN for a creditor.

It transpired that Mrs GRIFFITHs' private estate had got mixed up with those of the firm GRIFFITHS and Co., and it was decided to call meetings of creditors in the two estates.

The annual meeting of the Napier Tradesmen's Athletic Club was held last evening in the Masonic Hotel,, Mr J MILLS in the chair.

President-Mr R D D Mclean
VICE Presidents-Messrs W R BLYTHE, N HEATH
Treasurer-Mr G I CLARKE
Secretary-Mr Arthur G HOWE
Committee-Messrs H BRIERLY, C DAY, T MORRISON, W JOHNSTONE, J MURCH, D FAULKNOR, J MILLS, H RIDGWAY, J MORRISON, Dr CRAIG, J WATERWORTH, T REMAGE. Mr T REMAGE, was also elected captain of the gymnasium.

Other Officers elected were:-
Judges-Messrs F W COLLINS and W HODGSON; Referee-Mr G I CLARKE; starter Mr R SMITH, and A G HOWE.
HBH March 7 1888 Advertisements

Land Sale at The Criterion Hotel on
Thursday, the 15th Day of March 1888 at 2 o'clock.

Roope BROOKING has been instructed by the Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court, at the request of the Mortgagee, to sell by public Auction on the above date


No 714 Freehold Property
Subdivisions Nos 9, 10, 23, 24, 56 and 57, and part of sub-divisions 8, 11, 22, and 25, of rural soc. No 24, West Clive, containing one acre, two roods, and thirty-seven perches, together with a well built five roomed dwelling thereon. The land is all fenced, and has frontage to main road and to river, and being all the land comprised in a certain deed of mortgage made between Samuel Livingstone CHANDLER (Mortgagor) and Isabella PEARCEY (Mortgagee). To secure the sum of £275 and Interest.
Terms and conditions of sale
George W CULLEN
Deputy-Registrar
26th February, 1888


Also
By Order of the Public Trustee, in the Estate of the late John EGHAN, within two miles of Napier

Notice 721
Suburban Section No 2 at Meanee
Containing sixty acres with orchard slaughterhouse and yard.
No 722
By order of the Public Trustee, in Estate of the Late H H KING
Kaikora Town Sections Nos 159, 160, 161..

759

The Property of Estate of Thomas Alfred COTTRELL, late of Napier.
Tailor
Together with all the books of Accounts.
The amount outstanding is estimated at about £404
Resident Magistrate's Court
Judgment for plaintiff was given yesterday in each of the following cases:-

GRAY v W HIGGINS
Matenga PEKA PEKA v GRIFFITHS
RUDDOCK and FRYER v D SMITH
AXFORD v IHAIA.

Advertisements

Mr J F CRANE, Te Aute has a number of young ducks for sale.

Messrs LYNDON and SIDEY will sell at their rooms on the 20th inst the property known as ROSENEATH, 4 1/2 miles from Napier.

Messrs PIRIE and McKAY, hairdressers, Emerson street.

RUDDOCK and FRYER change their advertisement.

C D KENNEDY invited for cutting a drain near PAKI PAKI

The welcome to Lieutenant ROSS this evening will be a warm one. As at present arranged the garrison corps and band, Napier and Spit Fire Brigades, and the Fire Police, will form the procession to escort the champion from the train.............more

Tenders invited for the Awapurua contract, Wellington-Woodville Railway.
Tenders close with Messrs R A WILSON and T SIDEY for the purchase of the stock-in-trade of COTTRELL Bros., 12.
Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday. G A PREECE, R.M.,

John ROBERTS fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

James McEWAN, similarly charged, fined 10s and costs.

A correspondent writes to the Waikato Times: - "It may be of some interest to some of your readers to know that Baron de HIRSCH, who is the donor of an unparalleled gift to the Czar of Russia for the establishment of schools for the welfare of his Jewish brethren, at one time resided in Waikato, and that the present Baron is no other than James de HIRSCH, who was a member of Captain KRIPPENER's company of Waikato Militia, most of whom are now located in and around Ohaupo.

After the disbandment of the Militia Mr de HIRSCH went into partnership with a
Mr BURRA, of Auckland and traded under the style of BURRA and de HIRSCH, and subsequently after the opening of the Thames goldfield, Mr de HIRSCH erected large reduction works at the Thames for treating tailings.

On the death of his father Mr de HIRSCH returned to Germany, and became head of the large banking, business who headquarters are at Munich".

Tuesday
Auckland

Major-General GOSSETT, who for many years was a resident of Auckland, died today. The deceased was a retired officer of the Imperial army.

Bearing of the petitions lodged with the view of upsetting the return of the present licensing commissioners for the city wards was commenced today before Mr H G Seth SMITH, R.M. The Ponsonby petition was heard first, and the informality being admitted to the Bench declared the election, in the Ponsonby district, where the prohibition "ticket" was returned, to be void.
New Plymouth

An official enquiry into the striking of the Bellinger on the Waiangona reef will take place at Waitara tomorrow. The enquiry will last several days. A large number of witnesses will be called.

Wanganui A young woman named Julia COLLINS, employed at the Upokongaro Hotel, was drowned this afternoon while bathing in the river.

Tauranga At a meeting of the Tauranga County Council today, the engineer and clerk, and treasurer, who have held these positions for a number of years, received a month's notice of retrenchment, and Mr FITZGIBBONS was appointed to the combined office at a salary of £150.

Wellington Arrangements are being made to place within a week 150 convicts to work at the forts at the four principal ports.

Major JERVOIS, private secretary to his Excellency the Governor, is about to resign that position, being required by the rules of the service to rejoin his corps, the Royal Engineers, in which he holds the rank of Captain.
The North Island Representatives at the Oamaru meeting returned tody, including Major PARNELL-who proceeds to Wanganui by steamer on Thursday and Lieut ROSS-Napier

The property tax collected amounts to £356,000. The commissioner believes that the estimate will be fully realised.

Blenheim An inquest was held today on the late fire at the Phoenix Brewery. Mr RAMSEY, the lessee, admitted that he had insured the plant for £100 in the Norwich Union, which he had purchased for 10, and that he had told the agent it was worth £150. The jury returned a verdict that the brewery had been set on fire by some person or persons, but there was no evidence to say by whom.

Hokitika With reference to BARTON, the Dunedin photographer, who is reported missing from Milford Sound, Captain LAMBERT, of the mail contract steamer Aorere, reports that when visiting the Sound on February 22nd BURTON and SUTHERLAND came on board, and the steamer subsequently towed them down the sound to obtain views. Captain LAMBERT thinks that when the Melbourne steamers whistled BURTON was too far inland to get on board, and that he is alright.

Dunedin Protection League this evening announced the government had granted free passes to delegates to attend a meeting in Wellington on March 19. Mr O J HODGE was elected Dunedin delegate, beating Mr SHELTOS, the secretary.

At the meeting of the University Senate today Colonel T M HAULTRAIN was elected as the Senate's member on the Auckland College Board of Governors. Mr Justice GILLIES, of Auckland, was elected to the vacancy on the Senate.

HBH March 8 1888
Marriage MORRISON-DUNNAGE-On the 7th March, at the Presbyterian Manse, Napier, by the Rev J G PATERSON, Henry Stuart, youngest son of the late W MORRISON, Scotland, to Dora, second daughter of W DUNNAGE, Christchurch.

Death JOHANSEN-At Napier, on March 7th, Mary, the beloved wife of Martin JOHANSEN, aged 51. The funeral will leave her late residence, White-road, at 3 p.m. today (Thursday).

Mr J S BLAIR, grocer &c., Hastings street, announces that he is retiring from business at the end of this month.

The loser of a white pig dog can recover animal from Mr R C MILLER, Petane.

Mr J F JARDINE, Deputy Assignee, announces that dividends are payable in the estates of A A STANLEY and David PALMER.

Mr John DINWIDDIE, Brewster street, has a five-roomed house overlooking the bay to let.

Mr SKEWES kindly supplied the carriage and four horses used last evening in conveying Lieut. ROSS from the railway station.

Members of Court Captain Cook. A.O.F., are requested to attend the funeral this afternoon of the funeral of the late wife of Bro. Martin JOHANSEN.

Herbertsville Police Court on Monday, before Mr H HANDYSIDE, J.P.,
William BUCHANAN charged with trespass and refusing to leave the premises of William HALES.

A Little boy named Alexander McROBBIE, aged nine years, residing at Meannee, fell yesterday while gathering blackberries and dislocated his right hip below the joint. He was taken to hospital, and after being placed under chloroform the dislocation was reduced by Drs HITCHINGS and MENZIES. The little patient is doing well.

The Registrar of the Supreme Court held a sittings of the Superior Court of Bankruptcy yesterday, and on the application of Deputy Assignee the following debtors were declared closed:-

Walter MADDISON-Waipawa; William CORBETT-Hastings; A A STANLEY-Hastings;

William FULFORD-Woodville; Ralph BAILY-Napier; J M MACDONALD-Napier

At the Resident Court yesterday before Mr J W NEAL, J.P.,

May KENNEDY tearfully pleaded guilty to getting drunk. She was cautioned and discharged;

Frank CHRISTY also pleaded guilty to drunkenness, but solemnly assured the Bench that if he were forgiven "this one," he would leave the town. On that understanding he was allowed to depart.;

George JACKSON-who had three times before convicted of drunkenness was fined 10s and costs.

No 785
In Bankruptcy-David PALMER, Clothier a bankrupt.
A dividend of 5shillings in the pound sterling in the estate of above named.
Dated 8th Day of March 1888
J F JARDINE
Deputy Assignee

783
Alfred Arthur STANLEY of Hastings, builder-a bankrupt.
Final dividend of 11 shillings in the pound sterling.
March 7 1888
Deputy Assignee


No 784
Superior Court
HOLDEN at Napier
Walter MADDISON of Waipawa, Carpenter;
William CORBETT, of Hastings, Builder;
William FULFORD of Woodville-bricklayer;
Ralph BAILEY of Napier-laborer;
James Menzies MACDONALD, of Napier, Stock Agent.
Bankruptcy order has closed in the estates of the above.
7 March 1888
J F JARDINE
Deputy Assignee

786
Lost and found apply to R C MILLER, Petane.

791
Court Captain Cook 5840
A.O.F.
Funeral of Bro Martin JOHANSEN's wife will leave White road at 3 p.m. Today Thursday.
Brethren are requested to attend.
William J GRUNDY
Secretary

792
Young Women's Mutual Help Association
First meeting after the Annual recess.
Friday March 9th at 8 p.m.
C CORNFORD
Hon Secretary.

No 667
Napier Railway Stores
Storage\FULTON & SOUTHWELL

731
Notice
Luke Thomas OSBORNE-deceased
All Claims against the Estate to be forward to WILSON & COTTERILL
Napier, 2nd March 1888
780
Householders Certificate
Undersigned ten householders, residing in the immediate neighbourhood of the above mentioned house, do hereby certify that the above Patrick DOONEY is a person of good fame and reputation, and fit and proper to have granted to him a publican's license.
James HALLETT; George SIMONS; James PEACOCK; Joseph MACONACHIE; J T OAK; F GALLAGHER; W FARRAR; Richard KERR; Saml LAIRD: Phillip SCULLION.
The Licensing Act 1881.
Licensing District of Meanee
Notice of Application for Transfer of License.
Daniel Blamey TATTERSHALL, of Meanee being the holder of a publican's license in respect of the house and premises situated at Meanee, known as the Meanee Hotel. From myself to Patrick DOONEY, my appointee.
Dated 6th day of March 1888
D B TATTERSHALL.
Messrs J J BUCHANAN and A H PAGE, members of the Midland Cricket Club's first eleven, left here for Melbourne on Tuesday.


Edward McMILTY, married, was killed near Cromwell by a blasting accident.
Donald HUTTON, his mate, was seriously injured.

Dr BROWN, and Messrs FRATER and John MACGREGOR, have been elected to the Education Board, Miss FREEMAN being a close fourth.


At the meeting of the University Senate the examiners for the Bowen prize recommended its being awarded to the essay with a motto which, on being opened was found to belong to Mr Mountford TRIMBLE, of Wellington.


Mr Alfred L BURTON, photographer returned to Dunedin from Milford Sound on Saturday, so the telegram from Hokitika was incomprehensible here.


The S.S. BELLINGER
New Plymouth
Wednesday

The official enquiry into the stranding was held at Waitara today.
Captain McCARTHY, master of the tug Waitara, stated that he went to the assistance of the Bellringer when she was on the reef. Captain BENSON, master of the Bellringer, said to him, "Take me and my people aboard and let her drift ashore." The tug after several attempts, got the Bellringer off. "I saw," added Captain McCARTHY, "that it was no use taking any further notice of the master. He was too far gone in drink. He was drunk. I asked the mate to pass me the tow line, as I had made up my mind to tow the vessel into the Waitara river. I also told the mate that he had better take charge of the vessel, as it was no use looking to the master.....................more.
Coroner's Inquest

Waipawa, March 7, 1888.

Held at the Settlers Hotel today, before Mr S JOHNSON, coroner, and a jury of six, to
inquired in the cause of death of Eliza WILKES.

John McGREEVY-serving in the bar at the Settlers Arms Hotel.
James WILKES-husband of deceased, came into the hotel and requested witness to go to the back premises, as his wife Eliza was in a fit. When he went round the back he saw WILKES who was quite cool, kneeling besides deceased endeavouring to bring her round and kept on crying "She is dead! She is dead!" Deceased was lying on her back apparently lifeless, and witness did not hear her speak.
Dr TODD deposed that he found no marks of violence pointing to her death. Believed death had resulted from internal complaint. The Coroner ordered a post mortem and discovered the heart had ruptured.
Also mentioned a boy named SEBLEY and Constable TRONSON.


**Has been abridged by Elaine and is available upon request.
Local

Mr WRIGHTSON-Fire in a cottage next to the shop in which fire started ignited once, but it was quickly extinguished. The two places burned were called shops, but in reality they were a couple of crazy old tenements with large windows to the rooms facing the street, and their destruction by fire is not likely to be regretted if the insurance companies interested are left out of the calculation.

Per United Press Association
Gisborne A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Willoughby BRASSEY, solicitor, the following resolution was passed:-"That the official Assignee be instructed to take all steps necessary to prevent the debtor getting his discharge till he has paid his creditors twenty shillings in the pound."

Wanganui Major PURNELL, the winner of the rifle championship belt, was accorded a public welcome tonight at a battalion parade in Cook's Gardens. There was a full muster of volunteers and a large attendance of the general public. He was driven in a carriage containing also the Major, Mr James LAIRD, and the Hon Mr BALANCE M.H.R.

Dunedin Miss Amy SHERWIN opened her season here tonight to a packed house. She received an ovation on leaving her hotel and on her first appearance on the stage. She fully sustained her reputation and even exceeded expectations, being doubly encored for each song. Her songs "Lo, the Gentle Lark" and "Within a mile of Edinbro' Town" were the most successful if any preference be given. The other artists are fully up to the standard, and a strong support to the "Australian Nightingale.


Blenheim William RAMSAY, late lessee of the Phoenix Brewery, into the cause of burning of which an inquest was held yesterday, was brought up today on a charge of fraudulently altering a receipt from £1.15s to £2.15s. He was remanded till Tuesday, as Mr DOBB, salesman at Messrs PICKERING and Co's who gave the accused the receipt, was unable to attend because of illness.

Hokitika Frederick BULLEN, pianist, was this day committed for trial at the Supreme Court on the charge of indecent assault on a little girl eight years old.

Greymouth Wednesday (By Telegraph)

Following are the nominations for West Coast Produce Stakes

Mr EMERSON's-Playboy
Mr McAULEY's-Mayboy
Mr CLAUGHESSY's- Maid of the Valley
Mr CUNNINGHAM'S-Attire
Mr BYRNE'S-Waihuna

HBH March 9 1888 Bits
Fire Competition

Annual Competition
Foreman ROBSON, Engineer HARDING, and Fireman SMITH were appointed a committee to make arrangements for the Easter Monday competition for Messrs NEAL and CLOSE's trophy, and Foreman HARTLEY and Branchman LAWS appointed captains to select teams.

No 1 Team:-
W HARTLEY (Captain), H LONG, W CORBETT, C J STEVENS, R J MILLER-emergency C ROBSON

No 2 Team:-
R C LAWS (Captain), T J EXETER, P McCORMICK, J LANGHAN, C J HANLY; EMERGENCY, W WHITE.


Letters received from Her Majesty's ship EGERIA, Commander Pelham ALDRICH, containing particulars of a visit made to Christmas Island, which she was ordered to explore for scientific purposes. ..................more


Letter to the Editor regarding Artesian Wells
>From John A CUFF.
Hastings
March 8th, 1888


Mr W G MOTLEY, writing to a friend in Napier, says he has made £50,000 out of silver mining shares, and intends to leave London for Napier in a short time, when he will recoup all expenses incurred in connection with his desertion of his wife and family.

Advertisement No 800
Notice

I hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any Debts contracted by my Wife, Margaret McCARTHY.
Signed
T McCARTHY, Sen.
Napier, 8th March, 1888

H P COHEN
Auctioneer
Notice to Farmers, Dairymen, Merchants, etc.

Opening Notice
Advertisement No 43
C T WILLIAMS
Late Assistant with Mr J CRERAR and for many years with Messrs DINWIDDIE
Bookseller, Stationer and Newsagent
Emerson Street Napier.

No 739
WINTER'S City Dining Rooms
Omahu Road
Hastings
R S WINTER
Proprietor
HBH March 9 Local plus

Mr G A PREECE R.M., delivered judgment in the case of JACOBSEN against VILLERS, in which the former sued to recover £62 he alleged to have earned as commission in negotiating the sale of the Petane Hotel. Judgement was given for plaintiff for £25, with costs and expenses £7 1s. Mr DICK for plaintiff, Mr COTTERILL for defendant.

Mark GREEN, whose weakness as stated by him is that just the one drink, which he cannot refrain from taking "knocks him into a cocked hat," was sentenced to seven days' hard labor for coming to the court too frequently.

Two important letters from the Harbor Board were delayed through Mr SAUNDERS' unavoidable absence from town.

Colonel McDONNELL told a story in a lecture at Wellington the other night illustrative of the fondness of the Maori for the freedom of an uncivilised life. More

The NZ Gazette
Wellington-Thursday

The Governor directs it is to be notified that he has provisionally recognised the appointment of Mr A PELLARAM as Consul General for Germany at Sydney for Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and Fiji.

The appointment of Mr Vincent PYKE as Commissioner for New Zealand at the Melbourne Exhibition is notified.

The appointment of the Thames, Foxton, and Patea as ports of entry and warehousing ports is revoked.

Mr Charles Edward RAWSON, Registrar of the Supreme Court at New Plymouth, has been appointed Deputy-Registrar of the Vice-Admiralty Court, and also commissioner to administer cadets in Vice-Admiralty proceedings.

Thomas MACKEY is appointed a commissioner to investigate the leases of native reserves which are still outstanding and unconfirmed within the confiscated territory defined by the West Coast Settlement Act 1880.

Ashburton

Mr James COCHRANE, of Wakanui lost four stacks of wheat by fire last night under circumstances pointing to incendiarism.

Phillip MAGUIRE, a small farmer living near, has been arrested on suspicion and remanded for a week.

COCHRANE stated that MAGUIRE and he had a dispute in reference to an account, and he was threatened by MAGUIRE to burn him out.

Dunedin

Messrs GIBBS, BRIGHT and Co, is giving up business in the Colony.

A five-roomed house was burnt down in Cargill Street last night.

Auckland

Resident Magistrate has declared the Ponsonby licensing election void in the case of Auckland east.

A meeting of beekeepers last night agreed to form a national bee-keepers’ association for New Zealand; president Mr F LAWRY, M.H.R. Mr J HOPKINS was chosen as hon. secretary and treasurer.

Mr J STEPHENS has resigned the position of start for the Auckland Racing Club.

Committee of the Auckland Racing Club have written to the committee of the Canterbury Jockey club stating that Auckland agrees to the series of eight resolutions framed by Mr STEAD with the view to limiting outside race meetings.

The head of a kauri tree falling on him killed John PALMER, a bushman.

A find of alluvial gold is reported at Horohoro, in the Rotoreta district. Mr KELLY M.H.R drove out Yesterday Mr WILSON, one of the most successful and experienced Australian mining men, who is now visiting the Lake District, to the field. The met Mr KHARL, the prospector, who had just returned, and who courteously placed the workings at their disposal for trial. Mr WILSON panned off several dishes of stuff, the results in each case showing fine gold, and two to three sizeable pieces. Mr WILSON pronounced the prospects satisfactory, and believes the find will prove very extensive.

Thames

The Loyal Waikato Lodde of Oddfellows have issued three warrants for the arrest of their late Secretary, W J BARLOW, on charges of embezzling lodge moneys. He is believed to be in Sydney.

New Plymouth

The steamer Bellringer was yesterday “arrested” in the Waitara River by the Deputy-Marshall of the Vice-Admiralty Court, under warrant issued by Mr SAMUEL, solicitor for the owner and crew of the tug Waitara who claim salvage.

Writs served on Captain RENDALL, of the Underwriters’ Association, as well as Mr J D BAKER, agent of the Jubilee Company, and the railway stationmaster at Waitara, representing the consignees for cargo.


HBH March 10 1888

Births

TATHAM-At Homeward, Wharea, on the 2nd March, the wife of F E TATHAM, of a daughter.

HUMPHRIES-At Milton Road Napier, on Friday, the 9th March, Mrs H HUMPHRIES, of a son.
Telegraphic
Received March 9, 11 p.m.

The police here have been requested to inquire into the whereabouts of Charles BLACKEMBURN, architect of Sydney, who left on a trip for the benefit of his health at the end of 1886. Subsequently a telegram was received that he had arrived at Dunedin, but since then it has been ascertained that the telegram was not sent by himself, and no trace can be found of him

Auckland Captain and Miss GLADSTONE, nephew and niece of the right Hon W E GLADSTONE, are at present staying at Waiwera.

A man named Walter MORLEY was killed at Dargaville today by a limb of a tree falling upon him.


Dunedin

The following names were ordered to be forwarded to the London agent for selecting the examiner in music, the selection as far as possible in the following order:-
Drs STAINER BRIDGE GARRETT RULE.

Wellington Inspector THOMSON has received information from the Hokitika police to the effect that

Thalit WILBERFORCE, who obtained 100 pounds worth of goods from Mr FIELDER

here by alleged false pretences, was arrested at Ross today, and will be sent up here by the first steamer.

A new publication called the Trade Protection Gazette has been issued here.

Invercargill A singular dispute came before the R.M. Court today.
Sergeant NICHOL, of the local rifle corps, sued Captain HAWKINS for the cup presented by Messrs HOBSON and Co London to the corps for a shooting competition.
Hawke's Bay Cricketers team of thirteen to play again a Wellington eleven..

HAYWARD because of illness has had to be replaced by J LIDDLE. BUCK who will go with the eleven to Wellington, will not be present, and his place will be filled by PRAIN.

Teams Representatives BUCK (Buck) TO PLAY, LIDDLE, EDWARDS, WHITE, J C MARTIN, PERCY, STUBBS, FREEMAN.

Anti-Representatives. HARDEN, CATO, MILLAR, KENDALL, SPIVEY, ROSKUGE, S FANNIN, McKENZIE, H SWAN, WYATT, HOWE, GRAHAM, MORRISON.

Mr William HARKER will sell horses, express, saddles, bridles &c., at the Horse Bazaar.

Messrs FLEMING and HEDLEY, Oamaru, in conjunction with Messrs REID, McLEAN, and Co, Dunedin, and Messrs WRIGHT, STEPHENSON, & Co., also of Dunedin.-at the Awa Moan Estate on the 29th instant a number of horses and sheep

CARTER & Co's and David PALMER and Co'., bankrupt stocks of drapery and clothing are being cleared off at great reductions

Auckland Telegraphic-Per United Press Association.
The Board of Education have appointed Mr W H AIREY, assistant teacher of the Thames high school., to the position of junior inspector of schools Auckland area. Mr Owen J HODGE of Dunedin received three votes and Mr AIREY 4 votes.
The licensing committee for Napier met yesterday, Mr H S TIFFEN in the chair.
The police report on the hotels in the town was favourable. The only other business was the transference of the license held by Mr Lowton LOWTON for the royal Hotel to Mr R P FLANAGAN
A meeting of saw-millers and others interested in the promotion of a Saw-millers' Association will be held today in Napier. Mr M HENDERSON who has been on a visit to Australia to endeavour to open up a trade in Hawke's Bay timber, is expected to be present and to state the result of his efforts.

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

Robert SIGLEY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness

May KENNEDY, on a third charge of drunkenness within a short time, was fined 10s and costs

Thomas MILNE, on bail, failed to respond to a charge of drunkenness, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
HBH March 11 1888 Tuesday

Oamaru- The Supreme Court Sittings were opened today before Mr Justice WILLIAMS. True bills were found in all the cases
Maria LOPEZ pleaded guilty to larceny-three month's imprisonment
John Robertson MILLER-larceny of goods from a watchmaker's shop where he was employed-12 month's imprisonment
Eli JONES, unlawfully pawning a watch-12 month's imprisonment
Keeping a disorderly house-Mary CONLAN six month's imprisonment
John BOURKE-Jury could not agree of the charge of stealing two pairs of shears and breaking and entering
John COWLEY-convicted of an unnatural offence, and sentence was deferred.
The jury in the case of Arthur John DENTON-charged with rape, could not agree, and were locked up for the night.
HBH March 12 1888 bits

Saturday Auckland

This morning John David GREY, aged 65, walked into RAYMS' butcher's shop at Parnell, and seizing a knife, attempted suicide by cutting his throat. He is alive but shockingly injured.

Archibald DOUGLAS, aged 71, has been committed for trial at Waipu on charges of indecent assault on a young woman, and supplies a drug to procure abortion.

Wanganui A match between LAING and SLAVIN, to be fought on 25th April next for 100 pound a side.

A seaman named Charles JOHNSTON was seriously injured on board the Huia today. He was hauling a tank of malt, when the chain gave way and the derrick came down on JOHNSTON's head. He is not expected to recover.

Buller The Buller road is completely wrecked. It is estimated that it will be three months before it is again open to wheel traffic.

A surface man named O'BRIEN was killed by a slip.

Dunedin Maria Louisa SORLEY was brought up in the Police Court today on a number of shop lifting charges, but the evidence was only conclusive in one charge, on which she was sentenced to two months' imprisonment for two months.

At the meeting of the University Senate today Dr. GRACE was accredited delegate to the Bologna University celebration.

Large crowds have visited H.M.S. Swinger, which is now lying at Rattray street wharf Dunedin. Mr DAWSON, the Mayor of Dunedin, officially visited both the Swinger and the Calliope yesterday.
A number of years ago Mr Walter ELLIOTT, of Hollybush, Selkirkshire, introduced the Oxford Down for the purpose of crossing with his half-bred ewes, from Mr HOWARD's celebrated Oxford Down flock at Biddenham, near Bedford, whose flock is well known from the number of breeders for all parts, which I saw gather round the auctioneer in
Mr HOWARD's beautiful park.

On one occasion I had the pleasure of being there, one prominent Oxford Down breeder, Mr Frederick STREET, of Somersham Park, Hants, who as a rule carries first honors in the show yard, was noticeable as being on the outlook for any gem brought into the ring.
Death

SPACKMAN-At Napier Hospital, on 11th March 1888, Edward SPACKMAN, aged 27 years, late of Kereru.

Napier Juniors v Rovers Juniors

Played at the Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon.

For the victors BIRCH (17), SYMONDS (19), PEACOCK (12), HUGHES (16), NOT OUT, and J PARKER (27) were the principal scorers, while the losers BALLANTYNE (10) and H FANNIN (16) not out, were the only ones to get into double figures. PEACOCK and NICHOLLS played well for the rovers.

Napier Rovers Team:-
NICHOLSON, WILLIAMS, LEE, HEALIN, BALLANTYNE, FANNIN, ASHCROFT, MARTIN, INGPEN, LINDSAY, BEAR.

Rovers Juniors Team:-
BIRCH, W GOODALL, SYMONDS, LYNDON, PEACOCK, NICHOLLS, HUGHES, TYLEE, H NEWTON, Jno PARKER, LIDDLE
The concert in aid of funds for the purchase of prizes for the local Sunday school children took place at the Makotuku Hall on Friday night, the large room being crowed with a programme of two parts-sacred and secular.

Conductor-Mr F FERGUSSON
Recitations-by Miss Ada BRABAZON and Miss Jane RUSSELL
The following kindly contributed their services for the second part:-
Mrs ESSEX
Messrs ARMSTRONG, BROWNE, BUCK and FERGUSSON.

Two of the school children Miss Fanny SUGDEN and Miss Florrie BUCK sang a song and chorus.

Great credit is due to Mr and Mrs FERGUSSON and Mr E WEBB for organising the affair. Mrs FERGUSSON an accomplished pianist accompanied the second part of the programme.

Mr E WEBB acted as organist for the first part of the entertainment.
HBH March 13 1888


The Napier Fire Brigade practice with a steamer was held last evening before
Mr McGREGOR, the government Inspector of Machinery.

In view of the departure of Fireman HATHERALL, who has received six months' leave for a visit to Melbourne, it was decided to present him with a suitable memento of his service with the brigade.

Mr MORRAH, the inspector of the Bank of Australasia, does not agree with closing the Napier branch on Friday and Saturday next.

The Rev Canon DOUGLAS, B.A., S.S.A., of Bloemfontein Cathedral, South Africa, is now in Napier on his way to Christchurch. The Canon is the brother-in-law of the Bishop of Bedford, and a connection by marriage with the Primate of this Colony. He leaves Napier today for the Rev S WILLIAMS' station, Te Aute.


The Registrar of the Supreme Court held a sitting of
Bankruptcy at noon yesterday, when the following bankruptcies were declared closed:-

Thomas ROBSON;
Arthur WILLIAMS;
Hans OLSEN;
Isaac HESTER;
Wilhelm BIERRE;
John LANGLEY;
Frederick James HALFORD;
Alfred John Banfield HOWE;
Samuel SMITH:
Frederick WELLS;
Hannah C TAYLOR:
Henry AUSELL;


Walter Robert KESSELL:
Orders to sell book debts in the following estates were also made:-

George SCARFE:
Patrick McGREEVY
Samuel Henry CARTER

Changes in the Police Department are about to be made:-
The Wanganui and New Plymouth districts are to be amalgamated, Inspector PARDY taking charge of both of them. Inspector JAMES, who has charge of the present Wanganui district, retires from the service.
The Waikato and Tauranga districts are to be amalgamated, and will be under the control of Inspector GOODALL.
Inspector KIELY, of the Waikato district, will proceed to Napier, to take charge of the Hawke's Bay district from Inspector BULLEN, who retires on compensation.

Mr HISLOP leaves for Oamaru and Mr MITCHELSON for Invercargill by the Waihora.

The following new J.P's have been appointed:-
G C BOYD (Tokomaru)
W E GRIFFEN (Wairoa)
Joseph POWDRELL (Wairoa_
W H SMITH (Petane)
H J TWIGG (Petane)

Meeting on March 14 1888
J O EVETT
W H SMITH
W BEAMISH
C O TANNER
W M BROUGHTON
H L DONNELLY
J P HAMLIN
R MARTIN
J G WILSON
J MACKERSEY
C MACKERSEY
J J MACANDREWS
M GROOM
A WOODS
Secretary
Bethel C WARE


Resident Magistrate's Court
Before G A PREECE RM

MARITAL MISERY

Alexander GILLIES was summoned by a female friend of his wife to show cause for disobeying an order of the Court that he should contribute a stated sum towards his wife's maintenance. His wife sued under the Married Women's Protection Act to be awarded the custody of her children.

Alexander GILLIES sued to have the order of the Court before mentioned varied or set aside. Mr CRESSWELL for the husband and Mr MOORE for the ladies. Judging by the evidence the couple seemed a badly assorted one. Accusations of various forms of misconduct were one against the other, with much dirty linen exposed to the public.

Charles STEVENS, alias john IRWIN, alias Irwin STEVENS, charged with forgery on the 3rd of March.

Accused went into the Caledonian Hotel and tendered a cheque to Mr A McCARTNEY drawn on the Bank of New Zealand, and signed "Arthey Mae IAIN"
David SIMS deposed giving a blank cheque in response to a request.
Cheque was not given by him on behalf of Mr Archibald McLEAN of Maraekakaho Station.

Charitable Aid Board Meeting held Monday March 12 Present Messrs G H SWAN (CHAIR) J MACKERSEY, J BENNET, G ELLIS, H P COHEN, F SUTON, M R MILLER, R G GRAHAM.

Superior Court of Bankruptcy _HOLDEN at Napier

Alfred John Banfield HOWE, of Napier, Contractor and

Hans OLSEN, of Norsewood, Butcher, at Norsewood

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Bankrupts Solicitors.

Death BUTLER-At Taradale, on March 12th, Ann, relict of the late Charles BUTLER, aged 56 years. The funeral will leave her late residence for Havelock cemetary at 10 a.m on Wednesday, 14th inst.


Admiral FAIRFAX and party returned from the Hot Lakes on Saturday night. During the tour the Admiral made the ascent of Tongariro
GRAY, who attempted suicide on Saturday, is likely to recover He threatens to repeat the attempt as soon as he is at liberty.


Criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court were opened today by Mr Justice GILLIES.
William BOYLE -youth of 16 years of age, pleaded guilty to a charge of horse stealing and was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
Johanna CONNELL sentenced to four years penal servitude for arson.
Arthur Robert WELHAM-charged with larceny as a bailee, was remanded for a report from the probation officer.
Mr Seth SMITH has declared the three moderate candidates elected for City East, the other two being disqualified.
Gisborne
A shock of earthquake was felt this morning lasting five or six seconds. The general direction was from S W. to N.E., but it was irregular in movement.

Wanganui
A petition against glove fights, signed by 463 women, was presented to the Borough Council tonight. The Council decided in licensing public buildings to prohibit such exhibitions.
Wellington

Westport-Monday


The rain was severely felt at OSBORNE's boarding house.
The hall and stables were carried away and a portion of the house was smashed away by the rush of water

O'BRIEN, a surfaceman at Little Opaka was smothered by a slip. He was apparently in bed..A passer by espied the poor man's legs sticking up from the debris. Deceased leaves a wife and six children at Addison's Flat, where he was the licensee of the royal Hotel.


Christchurch
On Monday night an engine ane vat at ROSEWARN's slaughter yards, Cashmere road, were destroyed by fire, with five tons of tallow.

South Dunedin brigade were given a donation towards the fund for the relief of the McCUTCHEON family.


Dunedin
Miss Amy SHERWIN has given a concert for the foundation of a musical scholarship at the University.

At the inquest on Colin James SUTHERLAND, aged seven, a verdict of accidentally killed by being run over by a cart, was returned.

At an enquiry at Outram into the fire on William PATRICK's farm, the jury found that oats and wheat had been wilfully set on fire by some person or persons unknown.
HBH March 14 1888 Dunedin
An enquiry was held today into the fire at a house in Cargill Street occupied by Mrs BRADY.


The evidence showed that she had disposed of some of her furniture to a boarder and had given the other boarders notice of her intention to give up housekeeping, although she had given no notice of her intention to the landlord. She was in monetary difficulties. The jury returned an open verdict.


Mr A DORNWELL, the well-known local butcher, intends to bring a libel action against a number of other butchers.
Per United Press Association
Auckland The yacht robberies that were committed in the harbor in December last were before the Supreme Court today.
James MALONEY
Edmund WILSON
Thomas McDOWELL
Were charged with stealing the yacht Malua, and also with larcenies from several other yachts in the harbor.
The first two prisoners were sentenced to seven years' penal servitude for the larceny of the Malua and three years on the other charges; the sentences to run concurrently;
McDOWELL was sentenced to three years' penal servitude for the graver offence and one year on the charge of petty larceny; the sentences in this case to run concurrently.

Annual general meeting of the New Zealand Land Mortgage Company was held today.
Sir Frederick WHITAKER presiding.
Mr T BUDDLE, Mr J M CLARK, and the Hon J WILLIAMSON were re-elected directors.

Wellington A serious accident happened on the tramline this morning. The car was in the act of stopping opposite the Newtown School to let a lady teacher out, when a little boy named WALTERS, aged 9 or 10, in attempting to get out from the front door, stumbled and fell beneath the car. He was at once extricated, as the car wheel was resting on the boy's body. He was found to have sustained severe injuries. He was at once removed to hospital, but is not expected to recover.

William ROBERTSON, master of the steamer Oreti whose claim of £626 17s 6d from the vessel as wages and disbursements, was concluded in the Admiralty Court today.
Judgment given to claimant.

In the claim of GREGORY and others against the same vessel for wages amounting to nearly £400, judgment given for the claimants.

Blenheim William RAMSAY, late lessee of the Phoenix brewery, which was recently burnt down in suspicious circumstances, has been committed for trial at the Supreme Court.

ChristchurchThe German residents of Canterbury have sent a cablegram to Germany expressing condolences,, regret, and sympathy on the death of Emperor WILLIAM.

The Hons E MITCHELSON and F W HISLOP arrived from Wellington today.
The usual fortnightly meeting of the Napier school committee was held last evening
being present
Messrs T SIDEY (Chairman
J PARKER
T W BEAR
Motion of Mr SIDEY and seconded by Mr P GLEN apply to the Board for an additional classroom for the Hastings Street School. A porch is an unfit place to have young children in on account of the cold.
On the motion of Mr BEAR seconded by Mr FOWLER to recommend the Board to arrange that the annual meeting and election be held in the Theatre Royal or other large building.

Comet

The Lyttelton Times is informed that the comet recently seen in Napier may prove to be known as OLBER's, and named after the discoverer in 1815. Mr James TOWNSEND, who has a small observatory in Christchurch, states that ..............................more


A rather peculiar case occurred in the Woodville Police court last week. A man named SWANGER got drunk, and would not share his cheque with his mate, who had been in the contract with him. SWANGER was run in for being drunk, and while in the lock-up the police noticed that two joints of one finger were gone. From this they recognised him, as a man against whom there had been a warrant for wife desertion from Wanganui.


Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.
Judgment for plaintiff was given at the Resident Magistrate's Court in each of the following civil cases.
BLYTHE and Co v CRUMP
Same v ROBINSON
Same v HANSEN
Same v CARMICHAEL
Same v BUTLER
Same v ORMOND
Same v SULLIVAN
Same v THACKER
Same v SILVERMAN
Same v MATHIESON
Same v HOWSE
Same v BECK
Same v MORAN
Same v REYNOLDS
Same v WAGNER
Same v LYCETT
Same v OLSEN\Mr LEE appeared for plaintiffs in all the above cases.


William Thomas COLE was called upon by Henry Charles ROBJOHNS to show cause why he should not be adjudged guilty of contempt of Court in failing to pay a judgment debt of £25 1s 6d. Defendant was examined and pleaded he had not means. He stated that a patent supposed to be his was really his wife's, and was registered in her name, and that another person held a bill of sale over his other property. He was ordered to pay the amount forthwith or to go to prison for one month.

LOOKE-On March 7th At Elsthorpe, Oero, HANNAH, youngest daughter of the late Joseph LOOKE, of Balmain Sydney. New South Wales-Sydney Papers please copy.

KENNEDY-At Napier, on the 14th of March, Alexander KENNEDY, aged 62 years.

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