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|HBH March 1 1888
Waipawa. Feb 29th
Church was overflowing at the U.F.M. Church last night.
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.
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
Mr LABOUCHERE tells an amusing story of himself, and Mr
BRADLAUGH when they had on one occasion to address their Northampton constituents..........more
Judge-Mr John MACKERSEY
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr HODGKINS, solicitor has filed. Secured creditors, £8556;
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
McILROY v BOWMAN-Mr CORNFORD-plaintiff;
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
A M McCARTNEY
HBH March 3 1888 Swamp Reclamation
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.
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.
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.
Standard Insurance Company annual general meeting.
Annual General Meeting of the Equitable Insurance Association and the retiring directors, Messrs J HAZLETT and H GUTHRIE were re-elected.
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
Dr F T KING, of New Plymouth, has been appointed surgeon of the Wellington Hospital.
There is quite a revival in mining stock at Reefton, a number of claims having met with encouraging prospects.
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.
Birth O'SULLIVAN-At Mangatera, On February 29th, the wife
of D R O'SULLIVAN, of twins, both girls.
The funeral will leave Mr SMITH's Farndon, at 2 p.m. this
day for the Napier cemetery. Frinds will please accept this intimation.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The fancy fair, under the auspices of the ladies Benevolent
Society, on Friday and Saturday, realised over £70.
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.
>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.
Standard Insurance Company annual general meeting.
Annual General Meeting of the Equitable Insurance Association
and the retiring directors, Messrs J HAZLETT and H GUTHRIE were re-elected.
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.
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
Other Officers elected were:-
Land Sale at The Criterion Hotel on
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
The Property of Estate of Thomas Alfred COTTRELL, late
GRAY v W HIGGINS
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
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
On the death of his father Mr de HIRSCH returned to Germany,
and became head of the large banking, business who headquarters are at
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.
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 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
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,
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.
Dr BROWN, and Messrs FRATER and John MACGREGOR, have been elected to the Education Board, Miss FREEMAN being a close fourth.
The official enquiry into the stranding was held at Waitara
Waipawa, March 7, 1888.
Held at the Settlers Hotel today, before Mr S JOHNSON,
coroner, and a jury of six, to
John McGREEVY-serving in the bar at the Settlers Arms
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
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.
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
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No 1 Team:-
No 2 Team:-
Advertisement No 800
I hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for
any Debts contracted by my Wife, Margaret McCARTHY.
H P COHEN
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
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
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.
Messrs GIBBS, BRIGHT and Co, is giving up business in the Colony.
A five-roomed house was burnt down in Cargill Street last night.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:-
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
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.
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.
Oamaru- The Supreme Court Sittings were opened today before
Mr Justice WILLIAMS. True bills were found in all the cases
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.
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.
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:-
Rovers Juniors Team:-
Conductor-Mr F 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
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.
Changes in the Police Department are about to be made:-
Mr HISLOP leaves for Oamaru and Mr MITCHELSON for Invercargill by the Waihora.
The following new J.P's have been appointed:-
Meeting on March 14 1888
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"
Alfred John Banfield HOWE, of Napier, Contractor and
Hans OLSEN, of Norsewood, Butcher, at Norsewood
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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.
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.
South Dunedin brigade were given a donation towards the fund for the relief of the McCUTCHEON family.
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.
Annual general meeting of the New Zealand Land Mortgage
Company was held today.
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.
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
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
KENNEDY-At Napier, on the 14th of March, Alexander KENNEDY,
aged 62 years.
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