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1888
May
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HBH May 1 1888

Birth DOBSON – At Napier, On Monday, April 30. The wife of Robert DOBSON, of a daughter.

Napier At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE, R.M., and Dr PRESTON, J.P.

William McFARLANE was charged with disobeying the New Zealand Parliament by getting drunk. The render of statutes did not appear, and his bail of £1 was estreated.

The annual meeting of shareholders in the Auckland Tramway Company was held today. The Chairman Mr J M CLARK……………more. Considerable discussion………then, finally report was adopted. Messrs J M CLARK T BUDDLE D B CRUICKSHANK were re-elected Directors.

A sad case of destitution came before the Police Court today. A man named Arthur SWETE was charged with stealing a book from the public library. The evidence showed that the accused went to the police station last night with the book in his hand that he might be sent to gaol, where he could get food and shelter. He had recently come from Dunedin, and had since his arrival in Auckland been unable to obtain employment. He had not eaten for some days. Mr BADDELEY, who was on the Bench, sympathised with the unfortunate man, but said he should have applied for relief. A sentence of six month’s hard labor was imposed.

In preparation for the forthcoming match with the English team, two teams have been selected :

Probables team as follows. R L K, C MADIGAN, R WHITESIDE, A CONWAY, A BRAUND, W ELLIOTT, J ARNEIL, J WOOLLER, C MARSHALL, T O’CONNOR, J LECKY, F TWINAME, M KEEFE, M MURPHY, H POLAND.

Manaia and Wanganui TITOKOWARU, fames as a chief in the wars against the settler years ago, is dying of heart disease. He is not expected to last more than a few days.

Wairoa Monday Own Correspondent.

The Report of the Wairoa district school householders’ meeting published in last Wednesday’s issued that a great hash has been made of the account sent to your about the matter.

I wired that Mr ASHWIN was chairman of the meeting, which is wrong, Mr SMYTHE being the chairman of the late committee.

While I am making corrections I may as well mention that the defendant in the action, T J STEELE v JENSEN, was Mr V JENSEN, not Mr W JENSEN as the name appears to have been wired to you.

It is reported that the Ferry Hotel, North Clyde, will change hands shortly, and that Sergeant TRAINOR, of the police force, will be the new Boniface. Mr George TAYLOR is selling out and is proceeding to Poverty Bay to settle.

Ed W STREETER London 16th March Writing a letter re sending of stones to England-garnets.

New South Wales

Some months ago a miner was killed at the Gordon mine by a mass of rock crashing down through defective stoping. James VEITCH, the manager was charged with manslaughter, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. This is the first conviction of the kind in the colony and Judge remarked that mine owners and managers must fully understand that they were criminally liable for culpability and neglect.

Australian News Victoria Own Correspondent

A phenomenal sea broke into the bay at Warrnambool recently awaking the inhabitants by its terrific roaring. The steamers could not work, but had to remain at anchor. Towards evening the sea moderated its unusual height and extreme agitation, which are attributed to some submarine disturbance.

John BOURKE, the first person to carry a mail between Melbourne and Sydney in 1838, a perilous feat owing to the absence of bridges and the wildness of blacks, is to be presented with an address on retiring from the General Post Office.

17th of April a dray laden with waste paper was proceeding along Collins street when the load caught fire. The flames shot up 20 ft, and the burning scrolls were scattered in all directions.

The wife of Mr R A RAPPIPORT was arrested for stealing a gold watch and other articles, the property of Mrs Simon FRASER:- Both Mrs FRASER and Mrs RAPPIPORT were staying at Mornington, and after bathing one morning Mrs FRASER missed the articles. Suspicion was thrown upon Mrs RAPPIPOT, and the articles were found upon her when she was arrested in Melbourne.

In the Supreme Court Raymond BOLGER, bookmaker, sued the Victorian Amateur Turf Club, for £500 damages for illegal ejectment from the Caulfield racecourse. Also mentioned was Mr H SMITH, a member of the committee. Abridged by Elaine.

Camberwell Station A railway employee named John MULLER, while lighting the lamp of a tender attached to a train at Camberwell station, was run over by the train starting. He was shockingly crushed. Both his legs were broken and one of his thighs was fractured. The unfortunate man cannot possibly recover.

Later John MULLER, fireman, fell from an engine. His body caught in the break gear, and when it became free five carriages passed over him, inflicting injuries from which he died. The driver did not notice him fall from the engine.

Christchurch A man named Jos NORTH, died very suddenly at Springston. He was of steady habits, and had not previously be unwell.

Roderick McKAY, who was seriously injured by being thrown from his horse at Waikari on Friday, is, contrary to expectations, progressing favourably.

Dunedin Albert Justin, who fell off a cliff at the port yesterday, died from his injuries. He was aged eight years.

Albert MARTIN, 16 years old, died from injuries through being jammed between railway wagons at Green Island on the 20th instant.

News Districts

Captain SUSTENANSE has arrived by the steamer Waihora to make a survey of the barque Weathersfield, which lies ashore at Ohau.

The premises of Lee WAY, Chinaman, were burglariously entered on Saturday night and £49 was stolen.

Blenheim There is great interest in the flax industry today in this district as Mr CHAYTOR, sheep-farmer, starts a mill to employ twenty hands. Mr POLLARD late manager of the Birch Hill and Tophouse station will shortly start a mill on the north bank of the Wairau River.

Mr D PATTIE, has lately started a mill at Birch Hill. All the old mills are working day and night. Where water fails, steam power is brought into requisition. In some cases the raw material is carted 15 to 20 miles to the mills.

Greymouth An inquest was held this afternoon on the body of George STEVENSON. Verdict was that the deceased was accidentally killed, but a long rider was added that the government should desist from so dangerous a method, which if done by a individual or a company would not be tolerated in any town in the Colony for a single day.

In the R.M. Court today, McPARLAND, storekeeper, charged with placing certain explosive goods on a railway train without specifying the particulars on the consignment note. The information was dismissed because the Magistrate held that the Minister of Public Works had no power to make any bye-law imposing a penalty for such an offence.
HBH May 2 1888

Bankruptcy Court

Advertisement No 558 In Bankruptcy HOLDEN at Napier

Henry MONTEITH of Napier, Commission agent. Adjudged bankrupt/

J F JARDINE Deputy Assignee 1st May 1888

Advertisement No 557 In Bankruptcy Superior Court of Bankruptcy HOLDEN at Napier Peter Frank JACOBSEN, of Napier, Architect. J F JARDINE Deputy Assignee 30th April 1888

Aus News Tuesday Adelaide-Received May 1.
A fatal train accident occurred yesterday. A buggy containing Mr HAMBLYN, his wife, and another man, was crossing the line, when it was dashed into by one of the cars. Mr HAMBLYN was killed outright, and his wife was so severely injured that she is not expected to recover. The third occupant of the buggy was also seriously injured.

Queensland A difficulty has arisen over the sculling race arranged between TRICKETT and HANLAN, to be rowed on the Fitzroy River……more
Sydney Experiments with M PASTEUR’s microbes are now being carried out……………..more

In consequence of the sequestration of the estate of Mr A H McCULLOCH junr., M.P. for Central Cumberland, the seat has been declared vacant.

Cardinal MORAN denies the truth of the statement that he is to succeed Archbishop WALSH, of Dublin.

The Government of the Commercial Bank at Tinonee, has been committed for trial on a charge of embezzling £1500.

Victoria Melbourne EDWARDS, a theatrical agent yesterday attempted to murder a man whom he alleged was on too familiar terms with his wife. EDWARDS drew a revolver and fired twice without effect.

Christchurch Tuesday At the R M Court today.

Martha FRENCH sentenced to one month’s hard labor for receiving goods that had been stolen by her two young sons and a lad named Tom GOSLING. The boys were sent to the Industrial School. The evidence showed that the boys were in the habit of pilfering articles and taking them to Mrs FRENCH or CONNOR.

Mr Samuel SINCLAIR, the purchaser of the wreck of the May Queen, has made arrangements for attempting to raise the vessel. The vessel has not changed her position for several weeks.

Oamaru Two men named Michael MORGAN and James DOVE were today committed for trial on the charge of assaulting and robbing a man named NORTON.

Dunedin Directors of the National Insurance Company have declared an interim dividend of 10% per annum for the half-year ended 31st of March.

Mr Justice WILLIAMS in the case of gave judgment today

COX v DUNCAN………………….more. Judgment was given for the defendant with costs.

Waipawa CCR Racing Club’s Racing Winter Meeting

President-Mr R WHITE Judge-Mr H J BAKER Starter-Mr B B JOHNSON Clerk of the Scales-Mr J PETTIT Clerk of Course-Mr S CAMERON Timekeeper-Mr J WILLIAMS Clerk of Totalisator-Mr F J POPPLEWELL Stewards-Messrs S McGREEVY, W T SABIN, L FALCONER, E WATTS, A SCRIMGEOUR, T HOWARD, D MORONEY, F J POLLLEWELL, J PETTIT, B B JOHNSON Handicapper-Mr G MORAN

Glorious weather prevailed all along the line yesterday, and in consequence fully 800 people assembled on the Waipawa County Racing Club’s ground at Kaikora to witness the winter meeting of that club.

In the racing article names mentioned were- GILPIN-rider Percy MARTIN-trainer Mr G ABRAHAMS-totalisator Mr CHICKEN’S band J FROST E NEWTON C RICHARDS H TALBOT R SMITH V WALLACE BLEGER H ROUND T BONHEUR

Resident Magistrate’s Court Held yesterday before Mr G A PREECE R M Judgment for the plaintiff was given in each of the following civil cases.

McKENZIE and sons v HEMIAH-Mr LEE for plaintiffs
ALEXANDER v MOODY
ROBINRAU v VAUGHAN
DOLBEL and Co v FERGUSON-Mr COTTERILL for plaintiffs
DINWIDDIE, WALKER and Co v JACOBSEN
KNOWLES v JONES-Mr SHEATH FOR PLAINTIFFS
BLYTHE and Co v MADDEN. Judgment debt of £7 7s 4d. Defendant to pay at a rate of £1 per month, or to be imprisoned for 14 days.
BALSILLIE v GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN-Mr CRESSWELL for plaintiff and Mr LOGAN for defendants.

Waipawa Inquest Waipawa correspondent under yesterday’s date- Unfortunate Victims of Fire.

The remains of the late John FINLAYSON and Frederick ODLUM, the poor fellows who were burned, were conveyed to the Waipawa cemetery this morning at 8 o’clock. Both Brass Bands marched in front of the coffins playing the “Dead March in Saul.” It was a mournful and imposing sight. John FINLAYSON was buried by the Rev J C ECCLES, and Frederick ODLUM by the Rev Father AHERN, the services being read simultaneously. Returning from the graves the bands played FINLAYSON’s favorite march, “The Soldier’s last Letter,” he having been a military man

The members of the “United Waipawa brass band” will erect a monument over the remains of FINLAYSON, and the design (clasped hands) is to denote the union formed at his severance. The jury twice decided that they could not agree in identifying either FINLAYSON or ODLUM. Nor was it possible so to do, all traces of identity being destroyed..

Court This morning Richard BURKE was brought before Mr S JOHNSON, charged with being drunk.

The “BOYNE water” boys were fined 5s each for their excessive loyalty.

HBH May 3 1888

Queensland Brisbane-Wednesday A man named PORTER has been arrested here on charge of attempting to poison his wife at Newcastle.

NSW Telegraphic Sydney-Wednesday
The sentence of death passed on Gustavus DENIS for attempted murder at DUBBO has been commuted to imprisonment for life.

South Australia Adelaide
Dr REILLEY has been consecrated in the See of Port Augusta. The ceremony was conducted by Cardinal MORAN. Fathers CHASTAGNON and KIRK, of New Zealand, were present.

Victoria The Chinese passengers by the AFGHAN asserting that their food was being tampered with, rushed the vessel’s cook today, but the members of the water police who were on board the steamer rescued him after a struggle.

The Napier Football Club will be represented by the following teams in their matches Saturday next.

First Fifteen v Harriers. A D NEWTON CATO A C BENNETT H GOODALL KELLY BAILEY BATES FLEMING CHILDS SIM ROBSON STANTON PEACOCK LIDDLE SKEET Emergencies ANDERSON TURNER BUCHOLZ

Second Fifteen v Star of Hastings at Farndon BRYSON PEACOCK MILLER HOBEN J CROWLEY O"CONNELL RICHARDSON S BENNETT GOWRING WILLIAMS E CROWLEY BUCHOLZ WOLEDGE H ROCHFORT BOUSFIELD Emergencies RUDMAN HUTCHINSON

Local Another butcher is going in for low prices-Mr T J THOMPSON

Mr W SMITH, a few years ago the popular host of the Exchange Hotel, but who gave it up to go to England, has returned to the Colony in time to find an opening for resuming his old position.

AS country correspondent writes under Tuesday’s date:- Herbertville Court on the 1st instant, before Mr H HANDYSIDE, J.P.

Thomas STONE and Sydney MORRISON pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a horse.

Mr GILLAND of Taradale, yesterday bought in a sample of the Japanese persimmon taken from a tree imported by the Acclimatisation Society some years ago, at the instance of Mr H S TIFFEN.

Messrs RULE and GLASSFORD have the persimmons for sale.

Hastings Police Court Yesterday William EDDIE charged with stealing a bottle of whisky the property of Mr W Y DENNETT

Waipawa Correspondent An unfortunate accident happened to Mr MILLER, of the Bank of Australasia, while riding near the bridge on the Onga Onga road was thrown from his horse and very badly hurt. He now lies at Mrs HOBIN’s attended by Dr ASDELL. He is very injured about the head.

The man COONEY, who escaped with his life from Sunday night’s fire, is still suffering from the cuts and hurts he received in escaping

Lodge Atte1ndance J MILDON R C MILDON H McCREEDY W CHAPLAIN Rev J BENNING M HORNSBY E WILLIAMS S HORNSBY F MOORE E COOK J WHYMAN E HORSNBY H MILDON C COOK L COOK M HORSBY Acting Chaplain-J COPP

One of the latest yarns about EDISON is that he is sure a certain vegetable is in existence which will enable him to make great improvements in the electrical appliances. Where it grows, and how to secure it he does not know.
Waipawa R M Court Before Mr G A PREECE R.M. A Nice Personage!

Henry CALSEN was charged on several counts with disorderly conduct while drunk in a railway carriage. The Magistrate said he would only punish defendant on the more serious charges, hoping the penalty would teach him a lesson..

The Press and the Prophet C J B GOLDER known as “King of Prophets” and by various other titles, and accustomed to claim to receive messages from God a la Mahomet , was charged with being the possessor of an unregistered printing press………………….more

Civil Cases

Waipawa Mail Co v F W C STURM
H D VILLIERS v Eta MATUA
W H WIBLEY v Hori NIA NIA-Mr F O’B LOUGHNAN for plaintiff
G ABRAHAMS v G H WILLIAMS
J HIGGS v J SPEERS
W BROWN v A CORSKIE
W KARAUSE v LARSEN-Claim for goods supplied. Mr PURCHASE for plaintiff.
D MORONEY v Eopi KURU
F P LOWELL v Pine PANE

NOTICE 551 Auctioneers’ Licenses for the period ending 25 April, 1889:-Robert WELLWOOD, Frank Nelson ROBINSON, both of Hastings.

Edward PATTEN Collector of Customs Napier 30th April 1888

Christchurch Wednesday Early yesterday a store at Horato, belonging to Sophia LEAKE, was burned down. It contained a stock belonging to a hawker named DAVEY. Nothing was saved..

To night Mr J WYKIE (the Herd Laddie), the draughts champion, played twelve games simultaneously against twelve employees of Messrs LIGHTBAND, ALLAN and Co’s boot factoring, winning all. One player, Mr REDSDALE, made a good stand against him. WYLIE has played 520 games in Canterbury, losing one to Mr BOTHWELL.

Auckland Per United Press Association Wednesday At the R M Court today, before Dr GILES, the case of Captain J G CORBETT v the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board.

Two small boys of about 10 years of age, named Thomas ELLIOTT and A M MAXWELL, were brought up at the Police Court today, on a charge of stealing a horse and bridle of a man named THOMAS. The horse was taken by the boys early in the morning and sold by them to a man named John RIODAN, who paid them 7s 6d for the animal. Mr BADDELEY, who was on the bench, sentenced the boys to ten days’ imprisonment, and ordered that they be separated from the other prisoners, and that they receive a whipping with a birch rod.

Masterton Isaac BAIRSON, an old settler,, was found dead on the Taratahi main road last night. He is supposed to have been thrown from his horse, which was found two miles further on.

Westport A number of men in the Government employ at the quarries refused to go to work at a reduced rate of pay.

Dunedin Wednesday Dunedin Presbytery committee was appointed to take into consideration the pamphlet “The Reign of Grace,” published by Professor SALMOND, who was the former occupant of the theological chair at the Otago University.

Rugby Union have handed over to LILLYWHITE and SHREWSBURY a cheque for £518, being their share of the proceeds of the English Football teams’ two matches here. The team leaves for Christchurch tomorrow morning.

Invercargill The Court was crowded today, when the young woman Sophia KIDD was brought up on remand charged with stealing sixteen head of cattle………………….more.

Bail in two sureties of £1—each was allowed.

Mr H FELDWICK, M.H.R. for Invercargill, addressed a small meeting of his constituents tonight.

Napier Wednesday May 2 Napier Borough Council Present His Worship the Mayor (Mr G H SWAN) Crs FAULKNOR, McVAY, COHEN, NEAL, COTTON, GRAHAM, GUY, and WELSMAN.
HBH May 4 1888
Melbourne MORE ABOUT Mrs Gordon BAILLIE

A Melbourne paper publishes the following:- In connection with the recent exposure of the doings of Mrs Gordon BAILLIE, a good story comes from Christchurch, New Zealand. The lady appears to have partiality for the clergy, and it was in this good cathedral city that she first settled and laid her plans for enlisting the practical sympathy of the colonists on behalf of the Skye crofters. ………………………more.

Then Names of a few of them- The names inscribed on the little list were those of two Cabinet ministers, a popular music conductor, and the other gentlemen on whom, in about a fortnight, Mr Gordon BAILLIE, Alias BRUCE, alias SUTHERLAND, alias FROST, commenced successfully to exercise her irresistible blandishments.
The Medical examination at Waipawa on a man named GOLDER resulted in a verdict of sanity……….more

On Tuesday night, about 9 o’clock, the house of Mr J PEERS, Makaretu, was burnt to the ground. A child narrowly escaped.

Resident Magistrate gave judgment yesterday in the cross actions of LAMB v HOADLEY and HOADLEY v LAMB.

RIVERSLEA Sections Advertisement No 861 Inserted by Thos TANNER Interest on Mortgages

Mr LUCKIE having given up business in Hastings Mr Henry Moore BRATHWAITE at Riverslea Station, has been appointed as agent to receive interest and mortgages of Riverslea Sections.

Patea A workman employed by Mr BRADLEY, contractor for the Rangitikei-Moawhanga-road bridges, on Wednesday fell off a bridge eighteen feet high. The poor fellow suffered great pain, and his lower limbs appeared to be paralysed, leading to the belief that the spine is injured, in which case a fatal termination is to be feared. A cadet on Messrs BIRCH’S station rode to town with the news, and the Mayor, as chairman of the Charitable Aid Board, at once engaged Dr CARO to proceed to Patea, and what is possible for the sufferer, who cannot be removed to town.
Aus news

The marriage of Lord Charles FITZGERALD with Miss Alice Sidonia CLAUDIUS is certainly not so romantic as the love affair of Prince Oscar of Sweden and Miss MUNCK; but in Australia, and especially in Melbourne, the event is nevertheless, much discussed now, owing to the parties having taken up their residence there. Lord Charles FITZGERALD is fifth son of the late Duke of LEINSTER, and a brother of the present Duke. Lady Charles FITZGERALD is Miss Alice Sidonia CLAUDIUS, a daughter of a miner, and a native of Huntly, near Sandhurst, Victoria. Lord Charles, was borne on 20th August, 1859, and until a few years ago a Lieutenant in the third Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, formerly known as the Kildare Rifles………………….more.

then- Miss CLAUDIUS is the daughter of a Greek, and her mother is an English lady. On the death of her father the family removed to Melbourne. Miss Alice Sidonia, at the age of 18, took employment at the Bijon Theatre Café, where she stayed 12 months, and afterwards was employed at HOSIE’S Hotel in Elizabeth Street and was engaged as a barmaid. She received a very tempting offer last year to proceed to India, and whilst at Calcutta, Lord Charles FITZGERALD became enamoured of the young lady……………………more

Aust News 2

Captain SAMPSON, of the Speedwell, wrecked half way between here and Newcastle, has had his certificate suspended for three months.

At the annual meeting of the royal Society of New South Wales, special reference was made to the death of Sir Julius Von HAAST.

A young man named BRENNAN has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for the part he played in concealing the birth of an illegitimate child of which he was the putative father. The father of the girl had BRENNAN arrested for forgery, and the latter falsely swore out of revenge that the girl and her mother had murdered his illegitimate child. From the evidence adduced the guilt was fastened on BRENNAN.

The Te Aroha railway station was entered by burglars during the night and the safe was carried some distance and found opened, and £7 stolen.

A public meeting held at the Lorne Street Hall for the purpose of considering the property tax. The Mayor Mr DEVORE presided.

A block of land in the Bay of Islands district, belonging to Mr William EARL, was sold today to a company of gentlemen in Sydney for the purpose of mining………………more then- Mr W A HUNT visited the locality some time ago and reported favourably of the land.

Professor HUTTON has at different times brought away small quantities of mercury.

A shocking accident occurred at Hamilton yesterday evening on Captain STEELE’S estate at the house of a settler named RADFORD. A little girl five years of age-approached too near the fire, with the result that in a moment she was enveloped in flames. The little girls injuries were so severe that she died this morning. (***abridged by Elaine)

New Plymouth Thursday The criminal sittings of the Supreme Court were opened today. The most serious was a horse-stealing case.(no details given)

Albert WILLS and John Thomas WILLS, father and son, were charged with larceny as bailees. His Honor directed the discharge of the father, Albert WILLS, on the ground he had not agreed to the bill of sale, which was the foundation of the charge.

In a similar offence against J PEPPERELL the prisoner pleaded guilty to larceny as a bailee and was sentenced to six month’s hard probation.

Headliner GUM DIGGING A telegram received yesterday announcing that the government has decided not to renew licenses for digging kauri gum on Crown Lands, will be received with something like consternation in Auckland, and not without good reason…………..more

Mr C J B GOLDER, Waipawa writes a letter to the Editor. The letter is an incomprehensible rigmarole, and we decline to insert it.

Clive correspondent reports-he had occasion to visit the Ruki Tuki bridge today, and Mr ORR, the overseer kindly escorted me.

Dr GAZE, specialist in disease of women and diseases of the skin, is compelled to shorten his visit to Napier, as he has to leave for Gisborne on Tuesday.

Earthquakes have been felt all over the various areas.

News was received in town yesterday of the drowning of a two year old son of Mr F NUGENT, of Maraekakaho. The youngster strayed a short distance from home, and fell into a pool or creek about two feet deep. Captain PREECE left yesterday to hold an inquest.

Litigation over RENATA’S wills has commenced. Mrs DONNELLY applied to the supreme court at Wellington for letters of administration under the last will. Mr W BROUGHTON opposing. The Court accordingly ordered an action to be commenced by Mr BROUGHTON yo set aside the will, Mrs DONNELLY oto be the defendant..

Headliner ELECTRIC LIGHTING IN THE STREETS.

The Borough council has decided to inquire into the question of lighting the streets by electricity, and a committee has been appointed to wait on Mr ASHCROFT, who is now installing the electric light at the HERALD Office.
HBH May 5 1888 Districts round-up

Wellington The sixteenth meeting of the Exhibition Commissioners was held today, his Excellency the governor presiding. Mr Charles CALLIS, the secretary sails on Monday in the Manapouri with the bulk of the exhibits, and Sir James HECTOR, executive commissioner follows shortly.

Christchurch Mr F JONES and Mr J JOYCE addressed the electors at Heathcote and Lyttelton and received votes of thanks and confidence. Mr PERCIVAL and Mr W P REEVES received similar votes recently.

Timaru Major STEWART addressed his constituents last night.

Mayor presided over a public meeting last night, when a resolution was expressed giving sympathy with evicted tenants in Ireland, and recommended subscription lists being opened. Carried unanimously.

Mr Wm R TURNBULL, M.H.R, moved the first resolution and most of the speakers spoke in favor of Home Rule.

Oamaru At the Duntroon races today the mare Belladonna fell, and hr jockey BUDDICOMBE, was badly hurt. It is thought that his collar bone is broken.
The following will represent the Napier Harriers in their match with the Napier Club today. J FLEMING, PERCY, A C NORRIS, John ROSS, SMITH and STRACHAN, HAWKINS, HUGHES, PATTERSON, POINTON, BINGHAM, BUNTING, Mc KENZIE, STUBBS, SYMONDS.
Emergencies-Mc LEOD, D ROSS, SPOONER and HERD.

Mr Clans SPRECKLES the owner of s.s. Mariposa and Almeda, has just bought a site in Philadelphia on which to erect a sugar refinery to cost $5,000,000. This will be the largest refinery in the world, with a daily output of 7000 barrels of sugar.

A young woman named Rose CAMPION was yesterday sentenced to two months' hard labor on each of two charges, under somewhat peculiar circumstances. She came out of gaol on Thursday, after serving four months for larceny, and was re-arrested. After her first arrest the police were informed of losses of wearing apparel by Mr SHIRLEY, of Redclyffe, and losses of books by Mr A McCARTNEY. The prisoner had got a box at a Mrs McDONALD's Carlyle Street, and upon being searched the missing articles were found.

An exceptionally fine line of 2500 and 3000 crossbred freezing wethers passed Redclyffe and Taradale yesterday en route for Messrs NELSON Bros' Tomoana Freezing Works. The animals are from Wairoa, and are a great credit to that district. We hear there are two more mobs from the same county on the way to Tomoana.

Taradale Correspondent writes
The Taradale Town Board met at the Mechanic's Institute on Thursday evening.
Present-Messrs DRUMMOND-Chairman
BRADLEY, DAVIDSON, and MARTIN.

Mr Millar SMITH will be stationed permanently at the Spit. Presbyterian Sunday Services.

Three members of the Naval Artillery mt last night at the drill hall, Spit, Captain SMITH in the chair.

Mr ORMOND was waited upon by some married men resident in Napier, who stated that they were not granted facilities to obtain employment in the ballast gangs on the railway line, he communicated with the Minister for Public Works on the subject. His reply back said that married men residing in Napier shall have a chance of employment in future in ballast gangs.
Notices

No 386 George SCARFE Dickens Street Napier Book Debts re George SCARFE

No 581 Trespass Notice-Wharepunga C P BRANDON Brooklands Puketapu

No 538 H B Acclimatisation Society

Licenses to kill Game during ensuing season have been issued to the following person. W H NELSON Geo THORNTON Frederick PILCHER C J NAIRN E R DIXON William ELLIS C A FITZROY W O TAYLOR G STEVENS Thos SIMMONS Wm HASTIE E SMART F M NELSON A POTTS J BRITTEN E BRITTEN J WHEELER A H WITHEROW J W WITHEROW A AMUNDSEN H BAKER C HEMMINGSEN Thos BRINSON F ROPER M E BROOKS A H ELBOURNE S F WHITCOMBE J GOODALL E MOORE D LAMMOCK C a Fitzroy Hon Secretary.

No 525 NELSON Bros, Limited Tomoana, April 27th 1888
To Housekeepers of Napier regarding Mr CONROY's shop in Hastings Street and at the Spit-operating under a cash system. A third shop will be opened at the Railway station in the building commonly known as BELL's Store. Operating under name of CONROY and Co. Opening 1st May.
Auckland

The Manapouri shipped a considerable number of exhibits for the Melbourne Exhibition from Auckland yesterday. Amongst them are a large number of oil paintings, including some of the best of those recently on view at the society of Art Exhibition, such as works by Messrs L J STEELE and W M GIBBS, Mrs J M CLARK, Messrs K WATKINS,

R ATKINSON, C BLOMFIELD, and others.

The outbuildings of John TEDDY, storekeeper, KERIKERI, were burned yesterday. About 12 tons of hay also destroyed. The damage was about £130.

Dunedin Friday At the Police Court today

Frank LOMBARDY, a foreigner was committed for trial on a charge of stabbing Norman LESLIE.

Jas HOOPER was brought up charged with assault with intention to murder Jas. BLACK. The case was remanded. It appears that both parties had quarrelled, and HOOPER assaulted BLACK with a tomahawk
New Plymouth At the Supreme Court

W Henry JONES, charged with exchanging a cheque with Dr ALEXANDER, of Hawera. Giving one on the Bank of New Zealand, in which accused had no account, was found guilty and sentenced to eighteen months’ imprisonment.

The following will represent the Napier Harriers in their match with the Napier Club today. J FLEMING, PERCY, A C NORRIS, John ROSS, SMITH and STRACHAN, HAWKINS, HUGHES, PATTERSON, POINTON, BINGHAM, BUNTING, Mc KENZIE, STUBBS, SYMONDS. Emergencies-Mc LEOD, D ROSS, SPOONER and HERD.

Mr Clans SPRECKLES the owner of s.s. Mariposa and Almeda, has just bought a site in Philadelphia on which to erect a sugar refinery to cost $5,000,000. This will be the largest refinery in the world, with a daily output of 7000 barrels of sugar.

A young woman named Rose CAMPION was yesterday sentenced to two months’ hard labor on each of two charges, under somewhat peculiar circumstances. She came out of gaol on Thursday, after serving four months for larceny, and was re-arrested. After her first arrest the police were informed of losses of wearing apparel by Mr SHIRLEY, of Redclyffe, and losses of books by Mr A McCARTNEY. The prisoner had got a box at a Mrs McDONALD’s Carlyle Street, and upon being searched the missing articles were found.

An exceptionally fine line of 2500 and 3000 crossbred freezing wethers passed Redclyffe and Taradale yesterday en route for Messrs NELSON Bros’ Tomoana Freezing Works. The animals are from Wairoa, and are a great credit to that district. We hear there are two more mobs from the same county on the way to Tomoana.

The Taradale Town Board met at the Mechanic’s Institute on Thursday evening. Present-Messrs DRUMMOND-Chairman BRADLEY, DAVIDSON, and MARTIN.

Mr Millar SMITH will be stationed permanently at the Spit. Presbyterian Sunday Services.

Three members of the Naval Artillery mt last night at the drill hall, Spit, Captain SMITH in the chair.

Mr ORMOND was waited upon by some married men resident in Napier, who stated that they were not granted facilities to obtain employment in the ballast gangs on the railway line, he communicated with the Minister for Public Works on the subject. His reply back said that married men residing in Napier shall have a chance of employment in future in ballast gangs.

Masterton A fire broke out in Queen Street and it originated in a building occupied by S CHANDLER as an oyster saloon in the centre of the business part of the town. The adjoining buildings were occupied by DIXON-confectioner, and D’ARCY-accountant. D’ARCY’s books and effects were saved and also a portion of CHANDLER’s effects. Both buildings destroyed were owned by Mr Robert HARE of Wellington. DIXON’s stock was uninsured.

Tenders Tuki Tuki Bridge The following tenders for the erection of a bridge over the Tuki Tuki near Waipukurau were received yesterday.

CARLSEN (accepted, £5807 16s

GLENDINNING and Co., £5810 15s

ADAMS £5912

McKENZIE and Sons £6087 5s 11d

TOWERS and BAIN £6482

Wellington Friday

Dr NEWMAN, member for Thorndon, addressed his constituents last night.

Mr IZARD, member for Wellington South received a vote of confidence from his Karori constituents last night.

Following will represent the Wellington Football Union against the Englishmen. SIM, FAIRBROTHER, THOMSON, GAGE, MOORE, MOORHOUSE, KING, ELLISON, CROWELL, MOORE, COCKROFT, McINTYRE, STOREY, WILLIAMS, MALCOLM.

A practical test of the electric light generated with water power by the means of the PELTON wheel was successfully made last night. Only one tender has been received by the City Council for lighting the city by electricity, though several letters bearing on the subject have been forwarded.

Queensland The remains of the late Mr CHESSON, the Chairman of the Aboriginal Protection Association, was interred at the Brompton Cemetery today. Several members of Parliament and other leading citizens attended the funeral.

HBH May 7 1888 Queensland

The remains of the late Mr CHESSON, the Chairman of the Aboriginal Protection Association, was interred at the Brompton Cemetery today. Several members of Parliament and other leading citizens attended the funeral.
HBH May 7 1888 Local One

The majority of the Hawke’s Bay exhibits for the Melbourne Exhibition left by s.s. MANAPOURI on Saturday. Mr W F J ANDERSON, the energetic local secretary, was present and attended to the details of the shipments.

Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

John KELLY, fined 5s and costs for drunkenness

Thomas DALY fined 10s and costs for drunkenness while in charge of a horse.

Mr and Mrs BELL, who have been steward and stewardess of the Napier Working Men’s Club for nearly seven years, are leaving that institution to take charge of the Petane Hotel.

Rev Mr BEECROFT will preside this evening at The Wesleyan Literary Association.

HBH May 7 1888 BOWLING A bowling match was played on Saturday afternoon between sides chosen by Messrs REVANS and HODGSON.

Teams were HODGSON’s side: -. BALFOUR COOK MORRISON MORLEY McVAY WILLIAMS HODGSON

REVAN’S side: - HITCHINGS HOLT STEPHENS J DINWIDDIE STURROCK WASTNEY REVANS

HBH May 7 1888 Overseas news

Berlin May 5 A Deputy named SCHOENOR has been sent to gaol for four months for assaulting the editor of the TAGLABLATT, one of the papers that published erroneous and incorrect reports of the death of the late emperor of Germany.

Egypt Suez May 5 The GARONNE collided with the steamer LUCINDA in the Red Sea. Two of the crew of the LUCINDA were drowned ***Note by Elaine (No names were given )

New South Wales Sydney-Saturday The present difficulty re the Chinese has been settled by the sugar planters in FIJI engaging the Chinese on board the AFGHAN and TSIUAN, and they will be sent to FIJI at once.

The French warship DIVES will call here shortly en route for the New Hebrides, where she will join the warship DECRES. The captain of the latter vessel will represent France, and Captain CLAYTON of H M S DIAMOND, will represent Great Britain. H M S CALLIOPE will accompany the DIAMOND to the New Hebrides.

Cardinal MORAN has expressed the opinion that Irish people will be well within their rights in disregarding the command of the Holy See should it interfere with the national movement.

The rabbit exterminating experiment conducted by Doctors BUTCHER and ELLIS at the Tintinallogy run, near Wilconnia has proved very successful.

HBH May 7 1888 Waipawa Writes under Saturday’s Date

Last evening at about 9.20 o’clock, we were visited by another brilliant meteor. It was accompanied by a loud noise in the air, and there were tremors when it apparently reached the earth, the effect being like an earthquake.

Mr MILLER, who met with an accident, is said to have suffered a relapse

Two chimneys caught fire here today, and in case the chimney was attached to a horse in which an officer of the fire brigade lived.

The following amounts were paid over last night at MORONEY’S hotel in connection with the County Racing Club’s Meeting. Messrs H GAISFORD W Y DENNETT A McCARTNEY J IRELAND S McGREEVY jun W TATHAM T GILPIN

HBH May 7 1888 Walker

Lost in the Snow Mr A O BROOKS, deputy coroner for the Hundred of High Peak, Derbyshire, held an inquest at Ashopton Inn, twelve miles from Sheffield, the other day on the body of William WALKER, aged seventeen, son of Mr Mark WALKER, farmer, of Ridinghouse Park, in the Parish of DERWENT. The circumstances of his death are very sad. Only three witnesses were examined:- the father, mother, and brother of the diseased. Their evidence showed that on February 27th two of Mr WALKER’s sons, William, aged 17, and Frank, aged 13, left home between ten and eleven o’clock in the morning, to look after the sheep on the moors. The lads took two collies, Nell and Dot, and they were seen going in the direction of Winstone Lee Tor. ………………….more Full report available upon request to Elaine

Wellington Saturday An information sworn against James MADDEN that, previous to his bankruptcy, he had made preparation to take £20 for which should have been divided amongst his creditors.

John BECK, whose timber yard was burned down by the convict HIND, is instituting proceedings against him. HIND is in receipt of money regularly from Home, and BECK will endeavour to recover damages for loss from the fire.

Mrs Ellen HARDING, the well-known hotelkeeper, has commenced an action against Constable SMART, of Kaikoura, for alleged slander in statements made by the constable at the recent licensing meeting.

The government has decided to follow the lead of the Victorian Government and declare all Chinese ports infected, so that passengers from there will have to be quarantined.

The victory of KEMP over HANLAN is very popular here. Another successful trial of the electric light was made last night.

Christchurch

A remarkable instance of spontaneous ignition occurred the other day in a threshing machine operating on some wheat stacks on a farm near Amberley…………………………more.

Mr J JOYCE sent a telegram to the Premier re the Chinese question.

A farmer named LORIMER was killed near Rangiora this morning by a tree falling on him.

About 4 o’clock this afternoon, a child named EGGLESTON, three years old, was Run over and killed,, while playing in the road at the Junction of Victoria and Kilmore streets, by a spring cart belonging to a dyer named W HARVEY.

Mr Broderick McKAY who was recently thrown from his horse at Waikari, died yesterday from the effects of the accident.

Mr George BOOTH, the first Mayor of Sydenham, and formerly chairman of the Board of Education, was taken ill rather suddenly yesterday evening, and died this morning. He was aged 70, and was an early settler, having arrived here in 1859.

Sunday This afternoon the body of a man was found in Hagley Park south with a revolver by his side and a bullet-hole in his forehead. The body was identified as that of E G PRICE, sheep inspector,, by a railway pass made out in that name which was found in his pocket. Nothing is known to the reasons for deceased committing suicide.

HBH May 7 1888 District summary

The house of John JACKSON, a settler at DIPTON was burnt yesterday. Mrs JACKSON was alone in the house, and in her endeavour to quench the fire did not remove any of the effects, which were all destroyed with £12 in notes.

James BROWN, a surface man on the Northern line, was severely injured and had a leg broken on Friday night, by a fall of a portion of a hut in course of removal to another section of railway.

A young woman named DENSHAM was walking on the mud flat at RIVERTON at low water when she sank in the mud up to her waist. Her struggles make her sink deeper, and she cried for help. Aid was fortunately forthcoming but her rescue was only effected with great difficulty, and not until she had got embedded to her armpits.

What has appeared to be a practical joke has had serious results to a lad named DYKE at WAIMATUKU. He was induced to take a draw at the pipe, which had been filled with gunpowder by a young man named CROW, and an explosion occurred, inflicting a very nasty wound. The whole region of the eye is terribly scorched, but the sight is believed to be uninjured.

JACKSON’s stables at One Tree Point have been burnt down.

The Mayor has despatched the following telegram to the Minister of Public Works: -“The unemployed question is now getting serious. Can you give any idea when work on the Seaward Bush railway extension will be ready? I know many really deserving cases of men have large families who are quite unable to find work of any kind.”

HBH May 7 1888 Te Aute v Pirates

This match was played at Farndon, the following teams taking part.

Pirates R LeQUESNE, CUNNINGHAM, ROBINSON, McRAE, DEMPSEY, FREEMAN, MORRISON, FLEMING, MOORE, McSHERRY, CARMICHAEL, SWAN, J ROSS, DAWSON, CORBETT.

Te AUTE STEWART, Wi HAPE, KARAURIA, JAMES, FRIDAY, WHETU, DIAMOND, TOKA, ROBERT, KATENE, Te AKITAI, Te RAINA, NATHANIEL, POPE, HIROA. PRENTICE missed his train to town and arrived at the ground too late to take part.

Mr THORNTON- principal of the Te Aute college

HBH May 7 1888 GASPERINI

WELLINGTON The escaped French convicts CURY and GASPERINI were again brought before the Police Court today, before Dr GILES, R.M., on the charge of stealing the cutter MARTINET FROM Noumea Harbor. The evidence of Henry COLLINGWOOD, first officer of the barque HOWARD was heard, and a further remand of eight days was then granted on the application of Mr WILLIAMSON.

HBH May 7 1888 Auckland Football match with England
Selected R B LUSK C MADIGAN E McAUSLAND R WHITESIDE J CONWAY A BRAUND W ELLIOTT C MARSHALL T O”CONNOR J LECKY F WINAME M KEEFE O WELLS R McKENZIE W HOBSON Emergencies M MURPHY P GOULD T BROWN H STEPHENSON

Wellington Saturday Information has been sworn against James MADDEN that previous to his bankruptcy, he had made preparations to take £20, which should have been divided amongst his creditors.

John BECK, whose timber yard was burned down by the convict HIND, is instituting proceedings against him. HIND is in receipt of money regularly from Home, and BECK will endeavour to recover damages for loss from the fire.

Mrs Ellen HARDING, the well-known hotelkeeper, has commenced an action against Constable SMART, of Kaikoura for alleged slander in statements made by the constable at the recent Licensing meeting.

Another successful trial of the electric light was made last night.

Christchurch-Saturday A farmer named LORIMER was killed near Rangiora by a tree falling on him.

HBH May 7 1888 Christchurch Saturday

About 4 o’clock this afternoon a child named EGGLESTON, three years old, was drowned.

Dunedin-Saturday

The Edinburgh School of Medicine prize-list for 1887-88 shows that the Otago students acquitted themselves very creditably.

Mr John SOMERVILLE, of Anderson’s Bay-gained two first-class certificates (one in midwifery) and a fourth extra murar prize in systematic surgery.

Mr W J CATTAN-obtained two firsts and one second.

Mr McKELLAR received-two firsts and one second.

Mr McKELLOR of Southland a second

In surgery Mr COTTER of Invercargill was first,

Mr BEAMIE-second

In materia medica and clinical surgery, physiology, and pathology Wellington comes out well with Mr L BARNETT having secured a medal and three times proxime accessit.

The Tramway Company have purchased the Ocean Beach Railway.

HBH May 8 1888

Tuesday MACLEAN-At the Bank of New Zealand, Waipawa, on the 7th May, the wife of C M Maclean, of a daughter.
HAMPDEN

Ratepayers of the North RUATANIWHA road district were held at the schoolroom on Saturday. A dozen ratepayers put in an appearance.

Poll was taken on Saturday for three members of the Road Board which resulted in as follows:- Messrs *S G CARLYON- 25 *J MATTHEWS-29 G M MASON-17 *G PARKINSON-18 * ELECTED
Polo Match on Skates

A novelty for Napier at the Columbia Rink tonight. Teams chosen from the Harriers and Pirates football clubs.

Harriers A.C. NORRIS (Captain) W BUNTING J G HUGHES W ASHTON D CRAIG F A BURR W SIMONS J H SMITH R HARKER

Pirates J ASHTON (Captain) T MORRISON H SWAN A G HOWE W SMITH W WYATT W CORBETT J McRAE F DAWSON.

Wairoa Telegraphic Monday A glove fight for £5 a side, between Wm MURPHY, the light weight champion, and Harry BROWN of Frasertown. Murphy was declared the winner.

A special meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of H T H KNIGHT was held yesterday.

The largest vessel in the world except the Great Eastern was launched at Glasgow recently. She is called the City of New York and has five decks, is 10,500 tons burden,, and will carry 2000 passengers, and will travel at a rate of twenty knots an hour.

Waipawa Father AHERN, who is leaving Waipawa for Sydney after seven years’ stay in the district. He was on Sunday presented with a purse of sovereigns and a testimonial.

Mr S JOHNSTON presided at the meeting, and Mr F O’B. LOUGHNAN made the presentation.

Waipawa Magistrate’s Court before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

Thomas REIDY, and a native whose name was a handful of vowels were each fined 5s and costs yesterday for drunkenness.

Waipawa Correspondent under yesterday’s date.

A little boy named GRANGER, the only son of his parents, and six years old, was drowned at Wallingford yesterday in a water-hole. It is believed that the poor little fellow fell in while at play.

Ormondville

Messrs REMINGTON Bros have opened a chemist’s shop in the old hotel here, and

Mr REMINGTON senr, is managing the business for them. Mr REMINGTON is qualified to prescribe as well as to dispense, and is therefore a gain to us.

Ratepayers in the Norsewood district have elected the three members of the Board required to fill the vacancies occasioned by the annual retirement of members.

Local school-committee met on Thursday

Present Messrs GROOM (Chairman) BRAND, CASTLES, MAYNARD, SHUGAR, and the Rev A S WEBB

The Chairman reported that Mr WEBBER would remain until the Norsewood school was rebuilt. The Education Board had appointed Mr WESTHALL to this school.

Napier High School The Chairman called attention to the fact that a member of the Board of Governors of the Napier High School must be appointed-It was resolved that Mr Duncan GUY be appointed.

Summary of Council Meeting.

Petition A petition was read from settlers at Mangaatua and Mahurahara re the erection of a bridge over the flood water in that place.

Overseer’s Report Attention was called to the state of the crossing at the Tuki Tuki, near Fairfield, and it was ordered to be repaired by day men.

Attention was drawn to the condition of the crossing on the Onga Onga- Hampden Road, and to a culvert near Mr CARR’S-ordered to be repaired.

Repairs also recommended by the overseer to the bridge in the Norsewood riding, also culverts on the Makatoku and Norsewood road.

A motion carried that the overseer should report next meeting on the railway crossing near PIKE’S section.

Balance of money to be spent on the Pinfold road deviation.

HBH May 8 1888 Meeting Local

Dissolution Cr BRABAZON gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would move that the Ormondville Road Board be dissolved.

Rolls The Chairman stated that through pressure of work the clerk had not been able to get the rolls ready for the different ridings. He suggested that the old rolls would agree to be used. Crs HARDING and BRIDGE be part of the committee to revise the valuation rolls and to investigate all claims.

Tenders Following tenders were opened.

Contract No 12 Forming and metalling 13 chains Blackburn-Ashley-Clinton road Johannes THOMPSON (Accepted) £1 15s PER CHAIN J MATSEN £2 ***(Part of my husband’s family) Jos WHEELER £27 10s (lump sum) H ELLINGHAM £1 19s

Contract No 13 Forming and metalling 27 chains of Harding-Kumeroa-road. E HARDING (Accepted) £1 8s 6d per chain A CAMMOCK £1 19s 6d J BUNNING £1 13s 7d J BRADLY £1 14s 6d G McMILLAN £1 14s J AUSTINS £2 6s A PEEBLES £2 2s.

Contract No 14 Metalling 44 chains of Waipukurau-Takapau road at the Gorge BUTLER and Co (accepted) £1 0s 9d per chain A J DUNEEN R RUPAL P MAGNUSSEN S McNUTT J WHEELER

Contract “F” maintenance, metal, timber, and drain pipes between Waipukurau and boundary of the county near Pukehou Gorge. Mr R KEMP was the successful tenderer in this case.

Auckland

The Charitable Aid Board has received a letter from Mr G W BASLEY, alleging scandalous ill treatment of Mrs SHARPE, a woman who died at the refuge last week, and who was the wife of Mr A SHARPE, artist and architect, formerly of this city…………………….more

Mr Joseph BANKS, managing director of the New Zealand Frozen Meat Company died yesterday afternoon. He had been in poor health since he broke a blood vessel at Wellington last year. He was aged 48 years. The cause of death was consumption.

A case under the Oyster fisheries Act was hear at the Police court today before

Dr GILES, R.M. George SMITH, Dennis MASON, and Joseph WINTER, oyster fishermen were charged with taking oysters during the close season. Prosecution instituted at the instance of Mr T HILL, Collector of Customs. Mr J WILLIAMSON for prosecution.

Christchurch

At an inquest today on the body of Edward Quinlan PRICE, inspector of sheep, who shot himself in Hagley Park. A letter from deceased addressed to Mr R FOSTER, district inspector was read. The letter stated that Mr PRICE was tired of life; that he had been badly treated by the government, his salary having been recently reduced from £250 to £150 per annum. He was a single man of sober habits. A verdict of suicide while temporarily insane was returned.

Dunedin The Mayor presided over a packed meeting in reference to the Chinese question.

Principal speakers were Mr FISH, Dr FITCHETT, and Mr ALLEN M.H.R’s and Mr BARRON.

A vigilance committee was appointed.

The Mayor of Dunedin

The local representatives in Parliament Also Messrs WITHEN, E WILSON, W M BOLT, H WARNER, C R BARRON
Hokitika Monday

A large fire occurred this morning at 1.30 when HANSEN’s Post Office Hotel and EVANS’ Red Lion Hotel (large two story buildings), the Hardware Company’s shop, MALFROY and CRAIG’s timber yard, and a portion of a shop with all outbuildings were destroyed.

Mrs BROWN, a daughter of Mr HANSEN, proprietor of the Post Office Hotel, jumped from an upstairs window with her infant in her arms, spraining her ankle and fracturing the small bones, besides sustaining other injuries………………….more.

HBH May 8 1888 Victoria Melbourne Monday

The schooner Maffra has been totally wrecked at Point Lonsdale. All hands were saved.

Two men named HOLLY and WILSON have been sentenced to death for attacking an aboriginal woman at Hamilton.

HBH May 8 1888 Cotter

Woodville Mr COTTER, who bought a large number of sheep in Hawke’s Bay last season and brought them through to this district and to Palmerston is buying again this year.

He brought through recently a bunch of 1000, which he sold all in Woodville through

Mr CAMPBELL’s agency, and now has another mob of 1500 on the way
Gisborne

The well of the Minerva Petroleum Company has reached the third oil sand, with strong indications of oil in thee tools.

Mr FLEMING, a director of the south Sea Pacific Company is here, and a test will be made on Thursday of the yielding capacity of the well, from which an overflow occurred in December.

Wellington

A man named Thomas Hope MURRAY, lessee of Goathurst farm, Ohiro, fell over a bank 15 feet high last night and sustained injuries from which he died this morning without having regained consciousness. He was aged 47, a married man, but had no children.

The Athenaeum property was sold today and realised £9200, subject to existing mortgages for £8650.

HBH May 9 1888 BNZ Auckland

Commercial Bank of New Zealand The half yearly meeting was held in the banking-house, Queen Street, Auckland, on Thursday April 26th 1888. Hon Sir Fredk WHITAKER in the chair. Large attendance of shareholders present, including the Rev SHIRLEY W BAKER Messrs Thomas BUDDLE F G EWINGTON H GREEN F CHERRY A K TAYLOR J M CLARK W S WILSON W W JOHNSTON (Wellington) Dr CAMPBELL Mr Justice GILLIES Messrs A G HORTON John McLEAN (Otago) George BUCKLEY (London) A BOARDMAN A O’NEILL and others. Mr John MURRAY, Inspector, read the advertisement calling the meeting and the minutes of the last half-yearly meeting.

No 520 James BOYLE Poison will be laid on the paddocks of the undersigned at Hastings, Havelock, and Pukehu.

No 581 C P BRANDON Brooklands Puketapu Trespass Notice on Wharepunga

Public Notice Under arrangement with the Government Education Department and Hawke’s Bay Education Board. Mr David BLAIR F.L.S. Examiner in Art for the Education Department and Special Agent of the British Museum. Artist of White Hall Review, European Ferns, Medical Plants &c.

Blenheim Fire Tuesday

A fire broke out last night about 12 o’clock in WILLS’ ironmongery store, Market Street, South.

The whole of the building was gutted, but the brigade managed to stop the fire spreading, though on two or three occasions the adjoining premises got ignited, and at one time the whole block seemed bound to be destroyed.

The buildings were
Phoenix-stock
WILLS-ironmongery, building.
Norwich Union- New Zealand
BURNS-Marlborough Times
Equitable
HOWARD-cabinetmaker, building, stock
CARD-bookseller, stock
BURNS-Plant and Stock
ROSE-grocer, stock and furniture
SMALEY and HAYE-drapers, building (including ROSE’s shop)

Timaru Tuesday A fatal accident occurred near the Washdyke this morning, when a man named W CAMPBELL lost his life. He was engaged carting hay and straw from Mr GILCHRIST’s farm to the Washdyke Hotel, and fell from the stack between it and the dray and broke his neck.

South Tuesday In the English football match tomorrow SPEAKMAN will play instead of ANDERTON, NOLAN instead of BURNETT. Canterbury teams same as Saturday, except that WILSON replaces WEBB who is unable to play.

Dunedin The dense fog, which prevailed today, delayed the Te Anau’s arrival.

No attempt was made to put the Chinese ashore and it is expected that will be during the night.

There were 200 to 300 persons, mostly young men, with a good sprinkling of the larrikin class on the wharf.

Local John LITTLE saw Mr G A PREECE, R.M. yesterday, and admitted that he would not have been drunk if he had refrained from drinking. His Worship saw the point, but told John that for form’s sake he would have to pay 5s and costs, just to encourage the others, and on this understanding the matter was settled in the mist amicable manner.

Meeting of the Napier Rifles held last evening in the orderly room.

Lieutenant CHICKEN appointed President Corporal CRERAR-Secretary.

Eighteen Contractors yesterday accompanied Mr GOODALL over that portion of the lagoon to be embanked under No 3 contract for its reclamation. This portion starts at the Meanee Bridge, and follows the river round Mr BEATSON’’s, thence along the beach to the railway crossing near the Shamrock Hotel.

At the meeting of the Havelock Road Board Mr GILPIN was re-elected chairman

R M Court. Mr G PREECE R.M. presiding.
IVESS v RICHARDSON
DINWIDDIE, WALKER and Co v JOHNSON
WALTER v William HITCHINGS
Same v SIMS
Same v REDMOND
NELSON v FALVEY
GUPPY v TUKI TUKI
TUKI TUKI v GUPPY
MOGRIDGE v BIAINE
CARTER v SMITH

Napier School Com Meeting held last evening.. Present Messrs J M PARKER (in the chair) T MURPHY M HEBDEN J G GILBERD T W BEAR R DICK Mr PARKER reappointed treasurer And Messrs BEAR and MURPHY appointed visiting committee for the month.

HBH May 9 1888 Aus News Sydney

The men killed by the explosion at KIAMA yesterday were John HUGHES and William and Timothy HAMMOND.

William HAMMOND had both his legs cut off by a mass of rock falling on him. Another man named MYERS was jammed in the earth by his foot, which it was found necessary to amputate to affect his release.

MYERS, the injured man died today.

The sentence of death passed on MERRITT has been commuted to imprisonment for 14 years.

Queensland Brisbane A horrible murder was committed yesterday at Gladstone, a seaport town north of this city. The victim was a girl 8 years old, named JILLLERY, who was found with her throat cut. It is supposed a man named KISS, who has since been arrested on suspicion, first assaulted her.

A French transport has arrived at Cook Town with 248 French convicts on board en route for New Caledonia.

Auckland Telegraphic-Tuesday The following Auckland members of the House left for Wellington by the PENGUIN this morning. R MONK W R MOAT E HAMLIN D GOLDIE FRASER R THOMPSON HOBB Messrs PEACOCK, WITHY and MOSS leave on Thursday.

A bush fire occurred yesterday at Mauku, which resulted in loss of life. The victim was Alice ROE, aged 18 months, a daughter of a settler in the district named Stephen ROE. Full particulars are not yet to hand.

Mr A BRODIE, Mayor of the Thames arrived yesterday, waiting on Mr McKERROW, Surveyor-General, in reference to the surveys of the Thames Borough………………………..more available upon request to Elaine.

(Just briefly Mr BRODIE pointed out discrepancies by encroachment of allotments on the streets. The original plans were consumed by fire which destroyed the Provincial Government Documents)

HBH May 9 1888 Victoria Per steamer at the Bluff

Chas BENNETT, a young man describing himself as a physiognomist and herbalist at Ballarat, was charged at the Police Court with unlawfully assaulting a young woman named Charlotte HARLEY. ***More upon request to Elaine.

A gentleman named Edward GILLETT died in a shockingly sudden manner at SPANN’s Restaurant, Bourke Street, last week, through taking a large dose of glacial acetic acid in mistake for a sleeping draught. It appeared that he had resided at the restaurant for about a month, but was previously known to Mrs SPANN and her family. He was 47 years of age and unmarried and he had several brothers in the Colony, one of whom is a bank manager. ***full transcript available upon request to Elaine

A peculiar action arising out of the BULLI colliery disaster, was tried in the Sydney District Court the other day.

Mary Ann JONES, a widow residing at BULLI, sued the BULLI Coal Company for washing, shrouding, and preparing 81 bodies for burial at 5s each
Local The Fire Police will meet in the Town Hall this evening.

A meeting of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union will be held in St Paul’s schoolroom this afternoon at 3 o’clock, when all women interested in the welfare of their sex are invited to attend.

Chief Justice MACDONALD telegraphed yesterday that the Hastings sittings of the Native Lands Court would be again adjourned from the 15th to the 21st inst., on account of one of the Judges being detained.

Mr NICHOLSON’s window in Emerson street may be seen the collection of rustic wok made by Mr JORGENSON for the Melbourne Exhibition.

The Appeal Court at Wellington has decided against Mr FULTON in the action

FULTON v McCARDLE and others.

At the 32nd anniversary of the founding of the Loyal Napier Lodge of Oddfellows, M.U., was decided to celebrate by a smoke concert on Wednesday next evening. Last year rejoicing turned into mourning by the melancholy death of the late Bro WADDELL, drowned by the capsizing of the BOOJUM the day the Northumberland was wrecked.

HBH May 10 1888 GRAINGER inquest

Our Wallingford correspondent writes: - An inquest was held yesterday at the Royal Mail Hotel, Mr G HUNTER acting as coroner, on the body of a little boy named William GRAINGER, aged five and a half years. It appeared from the evidence that deceased, only child of Mr W GRAINGER, roadman here had strayed a few chains from home on Sunday, accompanied by a small dog. Two young men named James KEAYS and William HUDSON happened to be passing a creek near the house, and noticing a hat in the water they ran down the bank and aw the little boy lying at the bottom of the water. KEAYS at once plunged in and brought the body out, but too late for animation to be restored. Nothing definite as to how the child fell into the water was elicited, and a verdict of “Found drowned,” was returned. The funeral took place today at the Waipukurau cemetery.

HBH May 10 1888 Taranaki

Mr MARCHANT M.H.R. FOR taranaki has contributed to the Hawera Star a long account of a trip on the central line, which is generally condemnatory of the railway, owing to the poor character of the land along the route. His statements are very much to the same effect as those of Messrs BUCHANAN and BEETHAM.

Land Lots sold

BAKER and TABUTEAU report

Sold lots E, F, G, H, I, J, part Napier subdivision of section 66, for £510 to Mr Joseph STANLEY

Woodville section 51, block 1, for £110 to Mr G W GRAINGER

Napier suburban section 23, lots 15 and 16, for £110 to Mr J V BROWN

Kumeroa sections 3 and 8, together with hotel, for £800 to Mr D B TATTERSHALL.

Christchurch Grain and Produce Market weekly report from Messrs KAYE and CARTER

HBH May 10 1888 Queensland

Miss May POLLARD, a member of the Williamson, Garner, and Musgrove Opera Company, is seriously ill from having taken an overdose of eucalyptus oil. She is, however, expected to recover.

Victoria Melbourne-Wednesday The Wesleyan Conference opened today. The principle questions for discussion are the Tongan difficulty and the desire of the New Zealand Church for a separate Conference.

Tuki Tuki Bridge The bridge over the TUKI TUKI leading to Clive Grange was formerly opened yesterday in the presence of a large number of settlers from the surrounding district. Many of those present drove in from long distances, and there were a very large number of vehicles drawn up. Mr F SUTTON opened the proceedings in a most appropriate speech, in which he congratulated the Clive Road Board and the district upon completion of the bridge at the joint cost of property owners and the Board. At the conclusion of his address Mr SUTTON called upon Miss TANNER to “christen” the bridge, the ceremony being formed amidst rounds of cheers. Mr John BENNETT, Chairman of the Hawke’s Bay County Council, in congratulating the settlers, said that Mr SUTTON and all those who had assisted in the work were deserving of the highest praise. He considered the bridge was a more important work than the bridge over the NGARURORO, as the TUKI TUKI was such a treacherous river, and had caused the loss of so many lives…………………….more…………..then Mr TANNER M.H.R., in a very humerous speech, proposed the toast of “The Bridge,) coupling it with the names of the designer (Mr J T CARR, C.E) and the contractor……………………more ***available upon request to Elaine.

Christchurch An unsuccessful attempt was made to pump out the MAY QUEEN. After working for two hours and making no impression the pump was stopped and the working party returned to Lyttelton.

Timaru William MOODY, of the firm of MOODY and ZIESLER, was found drowned in Pig-hunting creek, five miles to the south of Timaru, at 5 o’clock this evening. Nothing is known as to how the deceased got into the creek.

Wednesday Auckland Sir George GREY has purchased lot S, part of the Hurstmere estate at Lake Takapuna, and intends to erect a house there at once. The lot contains about 5 acres, and now has upon it some native bush.

Professor THOMAS has not yet completed his experiments on the rabbit disease found in the Wairarapa district.

The Thames Drainage Board have received notice from the Deep Level Cross Company that they will take possession of the property unless the arrears be paid by the Board before Monday next. The chairman of the Board Mr LENNOX, has telegraphed to the government telling them the state of things.

Wellington The Minister for Lands has received a communications from Mr A D BELL representing New Zealand at the inter-colonial royal commission of enquiry re the rabbit enquiry sitting at Sydney

The s.s. STELLA surveyed the spot at Farewell Spit where the RUAPEHU is reported to have grounded on her last trip, but found not shoal at the spot.

Mr Vincent PYKE, member for Dunstan will move the Address-in-Reply.

The steamer KIWI, which left last evening for the East Coast, met with an accident, which obliged her to return. Distress signals were sent up, and the pilot went off from the stations thinking his services were needed. The STELLA, inward bound, hove in sight, and Captain FAIRCHILD took the disabled vessel in tow, and brought her round to the slip.

The cable steamer Sherard Osborne, which arrived in Sydney on Monday, is expected here in about a week. If the weather remains fine the repairs to the cable will be effected in three weeks.

Christchurch FANTHAM An entertainment in aid of the widow and children of the late Mr Joseph FANTHAM was given in the Papanui Town Hall last evening. The attendance was good, but not so large as would have been the case had the weather proved favourable.

Some disappointment was caused by the absence of the Kaiapoi ladies, who had promised their assistance fir the occasion; Mr G MILSOM, however, apologised for them, stating that from various causes they were unable to be present.

Songs were contributed by Messrs HANSON, DYKES, MILSOM, BROOKE, PRICE, HAYTON, BLYTH.

An instrumental duet (violin and piano) was given by Messrs WOOD and BLAKELY.

Mr RICE delivered a most amusing stump speech.

The Americans who met with such misfortunes while forming part of the crew of the Sarah W HUNT, have, since their arrival in Christchurch been in communication with Mr WARD (of KINSEY, WARD and Co), acting Consular agent for the United States during the absence of Mr C B TAYLOR.

The men are at the moment lodging at BLIGH’s restaurant.

Methodist Coffee Supper The coffee supper at the Free Methodist schoolroom last evening was most successful. Mr F E SAUNDERS occupied the Chair Participants who entertained were Misses BUCHANAN C TOWNSHEND TATTERSALL M GRAHAM Mrs WARD ISRAEL Mr WATKINS W HODGSON SIMPSON F E SAUNDERS J SAUNDERS H STAIRMAND WHITTINGTON Thanks were recorded to Messrs HOFFMAN and Sons for lending a piano.

Thursday Timaru At the inquest today on the body of W MOODY, who was found dead in a creek on Wednesday night, a verdict of accidental death was returned.

Dunedin At the City Court James HOOPER was committed for trial for attempting to murder Thomas BLACK at the Peninsula.

In view of the recent detention of steamers through the prevalence of fog, the Harbor Board has resolved to ask the Marine Department to establish a fog horn at the heads.

Mr James ALLEN, M H R FOR Dunedin East, addressed his constituents tonight.

Parliamentary-Legislative Council Open for second session. Nineteen Councillors present when his Excellency entered the Chamber shortly after 2 p.m.

He was attended by Captains FORTESCUE and MEDLEY, A.D.C.’s and accompanied by Consuls PEARCE and Jouffray d’ALBANS, Colonel BUTTS, and Mr ROBINSON R.M.

His excellency delivered his speech………………..more

HBH May 11 1888

Auckland-Thursday

Mr C E BULTON has been elected Mayor of the new borough of Birkenhead.

A child named Alice ROWE was burned to death at Mauku under the following circumstances: - Her father Stephen RAWA, was burning down bush about three hundred yards from his dwelling, and the child wandered to the fire unobserved, and her clothes igniting she received fatal injuries. ***Note that this was reported with 3 variants of surname.

Local News

The Rev C L TUKE, treasurer to the Taradale committee for raising moneys for the bush fires relief fund, forwards £1 received from DOLBEL Bros.

Hastings correspondent under yesterday’s date.

A meeting of the sub-committee appointed to select a suitable site for a receiving yard for stray cattle was held this afternoon. Crs FOREMAN and WELLWOOD being present.

No decision was arrived at-

Messrs COLLISON, WELLWOOD, and J N WILLIAMS were this day elected members of the Heretaunga Road Board.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

Peter JENSEN pleaded guilty to violent and disorderly conduct in Emerson Street while drunk.-fined £2 and costs. The alternative 14 days’ hard labor, and the defendant decided to accept it.

George HARDING, for too frequent drunkenness, fined 10s and costs.

Ross DONOVAN charged with lunacy remanded for medical examination.

Local Harriers Clubs

Junior Cup Match between Napier and Harriers Football club.

Harriers WILLIAMS, FILMER, WILLIAMS, KNIGHT, McLEOD, D ROSS, SPOONER, HERD, C LAMB, FRASER, NELSON, T TAYLOR, BOWERMAN, HARKER, GLENCORE.

Emergencies TILLEY, HANNON, TAYLOR.

Sydney

A youth named BORTHWICK, belonging to the Auckland vessel JESSIE, was accidentally drowned in the harbor today

The mutineers who arrived her in Sydney in chains by the barque THUNDERBOLT from London yesterday threatened the lives of the captain and officers after throwing a quantity of the ship’s stores and deck fittings overboard.

Several of the Chinese passengers by the AFGHAN have been allowed to land, their naturalisation papers being in proper order.

A large number of forged £5 notes on the Australian Joint Stock Bank are in circulation in this city. A man named McGREGOR has been arrested on the charge of forging and uttering them. The notes are marvels of penmanship.

A woman named PARK, who is said to have been of unsound mind, threw herself in front of an approaching engine on the southern line of railway today, and was literally cut to pieces.

The Hon Francis ABIGAIL, Minister of Mines has sent a telegram to M PASTEUR, asking the terms on which his representative would be permitted to instruct the authorities here as to the cultivation of the virus of the Cumberland disease. It is estimated that if the virus is successful some 300,000 sheep, which die annually from the disease, could be saved.

Victoria Melbourne-Thursday The Rev Mr SYMONS has been elected president of the WESLEYAN Conference.

Parliament Opening Wellington-Thursday The Opening Ceremony Sir William JERVOIS was punctual as usual, amidst a regal salute by the Wellington Artillery stationed on the reclaimed land.

Lady JERVOIS arrived and escorted by Sir William FITZHERBERT to a seat to the left of Speaker’s chair. The Misses JERVOIS, Lady STOUT and a large quantity of other ladies were also present on the floor of the chamber. His Excellency was attended by his aide-de-camp and also by the French, German, Swedish, American consults, and

Lieut. Colonel BUTTS and Captain MEDLEY was despatched to the Lower House for the purpose of summoning the representatives of the people of about 40 people headed by the Speaker (Sir Maurice O’RORKE). Sir Harry ATKINSON was a also present, as well as other member of the Ministry (Messrs HISLOP, MITCHELSON, FERGUS, FISHER, and G F RICHARDSON).

Members of the Government in the Upper House were Sir Frederick WHITTAKER and Mr E C J STEVENS.

HBH May 12 1888

The Taranaki Herald states that Mr John ROWE was deepening a well at Inglewood recently, there being only a small quantity of water in the well at the time. In digging down further the ground became hard, and when about four or five feet more it became much harder, like concrete, and quite dry. A heavy blow with the pick, which went right through, exposed to view an old swamp, containing pungas. This shows plainly that in years past the whole of this place was one vast swamp, and most likely has been filled up by the continual discharge from Mount Egmont when in activity.

Marriage SHERWOOD-JACKSON On May 5th at St Mark’s Church Clive, by the Rev H MACLEAN, George, eldest son of Abner SHERWOOD of Havelock, to Annie, eldest daughter of William JACKSON of East Clive.

HBH May 12 1888 Hawke’s Bay Acclimatisation Society

Licences to kill Game during the ensuing season have been issued to the following persons

NOTICE 538
C A FITZROY Hon Secretary
AMUNDSEN A
BAKER H
BRINSON Thos
BRITTEN E
BRITTON J
BROOKS M E
C J NAIRN
CAMMOCK D
CARNELL S
CORSKIE A
CRANE J F
E R DIXON
ELBOURNE A H
ELLIS William
FITZROY C A
FRIIS L
GOODALL J
GOODALL J F
HARMER C
HASTIE Wm
HEMMINGSEN C
IRELAND Thos
JULL H L
KING G R
LAMBERT H A
MATTSON G J
McKAIN W A
McKAIN J F
MITFORD B G
MOORE E
NELSON W H
NELSON F M
NELSON George
PILCHER Frederick
POTTS A
ROPER F
SIMMONDS Thos
SMART E
STEVENS G
TANNER E D
TAYLOR W O
THORNTON Geo
TIMMS P
WHEELER J
WHITCOMBE S F
WHITE E
WINGER C
WITHEROW A H
WITHEROW J W
WRIGHT A W

District round-up Friday

Blenheim Dr LEMON arrived by the steamer KANIERI THIS MORNING, PROCEEDED TO White’s Bay for the purpose of verifying his tests at this side of Cook Strait as to the position of the broken cable.

Nelson News received tonight states that there is considerable excitement at the OWEN respecting a silver lode discovered there. Ten different parties have pegged of each the eight claims of thirty acres. The claims extended for one mile from the left hand branch of the OWEN River through the limestone country towards the mountain and WANGAPEKA.

Wanganui A man named George HATELY was found dead yesterday at the camp of the government survey party at Wangaehu.

Christchurch James YOUNG, a painter, resident at Sydenham, died suddenly today. He came home from work about 11 o’clock, complaining of a pain in his head, and while his bed was being prepared he fell down and expired in a few minutes.

A young man named John COCKHEAD was committed for trial today on the charge of breaking into Mr James ORMACK’s house at Springston in October last

.A young lad, a son of Dr DUFLOT, a Canadian doctor, was drowned in the HALSWELL today. He was duck shooting near the Green Park with a party. When he did not return from a punt along the river, a search was made and his body was found in the water.

Wellington It has been decided by the Philosophical Society to tender a farewell conversazione to Mr W T L TRAVERS at the Colonial Museum on Saturday night, previous to his departure for England.

Victoria. Melbourne The body of a man named BRIGHTWELL has been found on the Sandhurst railway line with his head cut off and otherwise mutilated.

Napier Poultry & Canary Association Meeting held Empire Hotel last evening. Elected President J D ORMOND M.H.R Vice-Presidents- The Mayor of Napier (Mr G H SWAN) TTANNER M.H.R. W C SMITH M.H.R. W.R.RUSSELL M.H.R. Messrs R D D McLEAN T W BALFOUR P S McLEAN J GOODALL H S TIFFEN J H VAUTIER J G KINROSS J H COLEMAN Committee Messrs F ORMOND C GRIGG J BURRIDGE H STAIRMAND J COSGROVE W MAGILL Jas GRAY C PRICE J D PHAIR F W GARNER H NESBITT Jnr. Treasurer Mr S SPENCE Secretary Mr H LASCELLES.

NZ Loan & Mercantile Land

F N ROBINSON (on behalf of the N Z Loan and Mercantile Agency company) will sell by public auction at the Criterion Hotel, Napier on Wednesday, 23rd May 1888

at 2 o’clock p.m. by order of the Registrar of the supreme Court of New Zealand Napier, the following Freehold and Leasehold properties, viz: -

Lot 1-Known as CHESTERHOPE, containing 1440 acres Freehold

Lot 2-Known as PRIOR PARK, containing 2352a 3r 1p Freehold, and

1588a 2r Op Leasehold, having 16 years to run.

Immediately after the Sale of the Land the following Crossbred Sheep will be sold viz: -

5881-more or less, depasturing on Chesterhope

5026 more or less depasturing on Prior Park.

Further details can be obtained on application to the N Z Loan & Mercantile Agency Company, or

WILSON and COTTERILL, Solicitors, Napier.

P A F BIRCH Registrar Supreme Court.

HBH May 14 1888 Land Transfer

Advertisement Notice 662 979 John Gibson KINROSS-applicant 6 9/10th perches, more or less, Lot 1 of Town Section 522 Napier. Occupied by Applicant.

9.3. John BRITTEN-applicant-21 2/10th perches, more or less, Lot 1 on deposited plan 535, being part of Block 16, Patangata District. Occupied by Applicant.

Dated 12th Day of May 1888 at the Lands Registry Office Napier Edwin BAMFORD District Land Registrar.

Skating Results

Master Martyn PARKER and Miss Phoebe JACOBS, the former winning in spite of a fall by Master SMITH. The winners were presented with a pair of skates. On the 17th inst, entries for the much talked of open mile handicap will close. The first heats are to be skated on Monday the 21st May.

Districts Sunday Wellington

The Wellington rugby Union having withdrawn from the match against the Englishmen a meeting of footballers was held at the Empire Hotel this evening, when it was decided to choose a team to play tomorrow:-

J CAMPBELL A COOPER E DAVY were elected a selection committee and the following were chosen. SIM FAIRBROTHER GAGE THOMPSON MOORE H ROBERTS COCKROFT McLEARY ELLISON F MOORE HYLAND WHATMAN STOREY CROWELL McINTYRE Emergencies JOHNSTON and G COOPER, MALCOLM and WELSH.

Greymouth The Waratea arrived at one o’clock, bringing the Te Anau’s Chinamen. There was no demonstration of hostility whatever, though a cvrowd collected to see them land. Most of them seem to have been in the colonies before, and there are many old Grey Valley miners among them. They will be sent up the Grey Valley at once, and distributed among abandoned workings.

Auckland The Evening Bell newspaper has suspended publication, that journal being issued last evening for the last time.

Another Oyster case was before Dr GILES at the Police Court today, when three fisherman STOREY DINAN JOHNSTON Convicted of taking rock oysters from Rangitoto reef during the close season.

Nominations Town and Suburban R C Winter Meeting June 22 1888 Shown other than Mister

RICHARDSON G E G
HOME W
CUNDY S
ELLINGHAMA
OAKENFALL G
LIMBRICK W T
PAROTENE T
LORD C P
DICKSON P H
HAGUE W
MERRITT E
CONWAY W
BRIGGS J
WOODS A
NORMAN G
JOHNSON
JEFFARES T
KEAN M
TIOPERA M
OHETI Pirika
HOLMES W
GREEN John
REIHANA
McGREEVY S
RUDDICK W
SMITH G
GRIFFITH G
DENEHY B
OAGLE A W
McNAMARA W
HAGUES Mrs
BARRON Miss
CUNDY Miss
ELLINGHAM Miss
GREEN Miss
RUDDICK Mrs
SMITH Miss
GRIFFITH Miss
OAKENFALL Miss
DENEHEY Mrs
LIMBRICK Mrs
OAGLE Miss
HONI Sarah Miss
PATOTENE Miss
SYRED A
KARETU Mr
COLLINS F
TIPENI W Mr

Wallingford Correspondent writes under Saturday’s date.

Yesterday afternoon the body of William GRAINGER aged 64 (father of the little boy who was drowned last Sunday), hanged himself in his cowshed, and was found by his wife who raised the alarm, and the body was cut down. He had been drinking since the death of his little boy.

Waipawa Correspondent

A few days have elapsed since I chronicled the unfortunate death by drowning of a little boy named GRAINGER. The news now comes of his father’s death also. Being in very low circumstances, having to borrow £4 to bury his little son, the poor man, stripped of his only child, took the matter so much to heart yesterday afternoon he hanged himself. The poor widow should certainly be looked to ere evil overtakes her also.

A nasty accident occurred here yesterday, whereby a Mr W JONES, employed by Mr W RATHBONE, nearly lost a leg, if not his life……………..more.

Hastings Correspondent

A brand new Industry.

I like originality in enterprise, and am therefore pleased, though slightly puzzled, at a new “line” which one of the leading butchers at Napier has hit upon, viz; the dressing and undressing of fowls. The statement opens up a wide field of speculation. Why should fowls be clothed?…………………more

Our correspondent adds: - that he regrets the names of Mrs FAULKNER and Miss Violet BOGLE were omitted from the list furnished to me of the ladies who presided at the stalls of the late bazaar in aid of St Matthew’s Church.

Mr SHAW, of Masterton, reports that he has discovered, up the Maungateira stream, a deposit of “rotten-stone.” It is said to exist there in immense quanitities.

Aus News Saturday New South Wales Sydney

An ex-policeman named PORTER has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder. It appears that accused has been keeping company with a woman in Newcastle. He deserted his wife, who followed him from Adelaide, when he persuaded her to go to Sydney with him. When they arrived here he attempted to administer prussic acid on sweetmeats. The attempts proved unsuccessful, he threw his wife down, and tried to force the contents of a vial down her throat.

HBH May 15 1888 Charitable Aid Board

Met yesterday and present were: - H P COHEN M R MILLER G ELLIS R HARDING R G GRAHAM

Tradesman’s Athletics Elected Mr J G GILBERD in place of Mr R SMITH

Entries D Mc FARLANE W H J BENNETT R PILMER S CLARK T MAYNELL J R HALL W JOHNSTONE H D WILLIAMS D CRAIG W HANDS F COLLINS J Mc GRATH C DAY J CUNNINGHAM F SEBLEY R H PILMER H BLAKE S SLARK G N DRYDEN J FARGHER H BLAKE M LYONS J MOONEY

Napier Chess Club Held at Athenaeum last Saturday evening. Mr John DINWIDDIE-President in the Chair

Elected were:- President-Mr Robert LAMB Vice-Presidents- Messrs P DINWIDDIE, A CLIFFORD Secretary and Treasurer-Mr H C PIRANI Committee Messrs RIDDELL, HOBEN, LESSONG.

Wellington Monday

An exhibition of Captain ALLMAN’s patent life-raft took place today before a good number of persons.

TRAVERS

Members of the Wellington Law Society and of the Philosophical Society tendered a farewell conversazione to Mr W T L TRAVERS on Saturday evening prior to his departure for Europe. There was a distinguished assemblage, including the governor and party from Government House, and also Sir Maurice O’RORKE and members of the Legislature, the Chief Justice, Sir Robert STOUT, Sir F WHITAKER, and nearly all the members of the Wellington Bar.

R M Court

Yesterday before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

John JONES for frequently attending the Court on charges of drunkenness-sentenced to seven days hard labor

The Clive Square Literary class met last evening in Trinity schoolroom with

Mr W H HAWKINS in the chair.

Districts South Monday

Blenheim Heavy downpour of rain Sunday afternoon. The rivers have risen considerably, but no reported damage.

Greymouth Captain MORTLEMAN, of the ROSAMOND, who proceeds home by the DORIC was entertained at GILMER’s Hotel tonight by a number of friends.

Christchurch

This morning a man respectably dressed, about 40 years old, and of fair complexion, was found dead under the veranda of the harbor Board’s shed, Dampier’s Bay, Lyttelton. His handkerchief was marked “J MORTON.” The body has not yet been identified.

The Lyttelton Orphanage Committee have requested the master and matron to resign. The reasons for this have not been made public, saying their mouths are closed till their action has been reported to the Charitable Aid Board.

Later The body found at Lyttelton has been identified as that of a man who had lived at the Cambridge Hotel since Thursday last. He stated that he was a Swede. He was of Sober reserved habits, and was last seen alive Sunday evening………….more the A Post mortem examination of the body is to be made.

Dunedin An English Syndicate has purchased all the mining share at Rough Ridge.

Renata Will RENATA’s strong room at Omahu was opened yesterday in the presence of Mr J SIDEY, appointed by the Court receiver in the estate, and Messrs CORNFORD and Mc LEAN, solicitors to the parties interested under RENATA’s two wills.

Mr J M PARKER was taken out to OMAHU to open the strong room, the keyhole in the door of which was blocked with cement shortly after RENATA’s death.

A full inventory of the contents of the strong room was taken. Contrary to expectations there was not a great deal of money found.

HBH May 16 1888 MOFFITT

Deaths On the 2nd February, 1888, Hughina Douglas, aged 6 months; and on 11th May 1888, Margaret Jane (Cissy), aged 13 years, daughters of the late Robert MOFFITT of Napier.

Telegraphic Auckland

Tuesday

A fire in Mary Street, Mount Eden yesterday, destroyed a house owned and occupied by Mr DONALDSON, cabinetmaker. The adjoining house was slightly injured.

The two escaped French convicts were remanded until 22nd instant.

An Anti-Poverty Society has been formed here, and held its first public meeting tonight.

A man named William SUTCLIFFE was killed at Remuera today by falling down a well on Mr J RUSSELL’s property, Arney road. The man was employed deepening the well………………more.

Eight boys from 12 to 9 years charged at Police Court with stealing a quantity of lollies from shop of Messrs EARLE and MONTGOMERY

New Plymouth

Tuesday

Mrs F CARRINGTON, who has been for many years an invalid, died last night. Deceased was one of the earliest settlers coming to the colony with her husband in 1840.

Auckland News

In relating to the group of boys that were up before the Police Court, seven of the boys were discharged, and the remaining lad, George PETERS ordered to be imprisoned for four hours in a police cell.

Dr LINDSAY, house surgeon at the hospital, has forwarded a long report to the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board in reply to the recent complaints that the late

Mrs SHARPE was ill treated during her stay at the old people’s refuge. He says that the statements are unwarranted. Mr WALTERS, manager of the refuge has written demanding an inquiry into the case.

A meeting of the Thames Drainage Board was held today to consider the question of the stoppage of the big pump. The Chairman Mr J W LENNOX, mentioned that the Board owed the Deep Level Cross Company £1500, and this had to be paid by Thursday. Mr SPRATT moved……………………..more..

OPPOSED by Mr BRODIE and Mr Mc GOWAN.

Sir George GRAY addressed a crowded meeting at St James’s Hall tonight on the Chinese question. Mr J C FIRTH presided.

The RICHMOND, which arrived today from Fiji, brings intelligence that the islands of BARABOR, HUAIANE, RAIATEA in the society group were formerly annexed by the French Government in April. The natives made no combined resistance, but whilst the warship DECRES was a Huaine a misunderstanding arose which resulted in the death of Lieutenant DENOT and the wounding of several seaman………………….more.

Australian news

Tuesday Victoria

The Captain of the ALBANY has been fined £50 for bringing his vessel, with Chinese passengers, alongside the wharf in defiance of the orders of the authorities.

SLAVIN fights BURKE on the 9th of July.

Tasmania Hobart

The TONGARIRO brought 50 passengers for Australia and Tasmania,, and 274 for New Zealand. She made the fast passage of 17 days 14 hours from the Cape,

Queensland Brisbane

Terrible weather has been experienced at MARBLE Island on the northern coast, where a number of men are employed and the men were reduced to the verge of starvation it being impossible to convey supplies to the island.

The cutter PETREL, which has been missing for some time, has been found stranded at cape KIMBERLEY, near Cairns. It is supposed that the native crew murdered the Captain,

Auguste LOUISE, a Frenchman, who was the only European on board, ran the vessel ashore, and then made off.

RMC

Held yesterday before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Thomas H KIRBY, fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The committee of the Napier working Men’s Club met last evening, the president Mr F W COLLINS, in the chair, and considered 40 applications for the position of steward, rendered vacant by the resignation of Mr BELL. Mr Kenneth BEECHAM was selected to fill the vacancy.

Court

Judgment given by Mr G A PREECE R.M., in the case of MERRITT v G P WILLIAMS-25 acres of land were rented from defendant on a yearly tenancy, and while he was in occupation defendant entered upon the land and took possession.

Judgment for plaintiffs in each of the following civil cases

GORMAN v BRASSEY

TAIT and MILLS v LYDFORD

Same v BENGSTONE

NEWTON and Co v RAHURAHU

WRIGHTSON v JONES

DINWIDDIE WALKER and Co v G BAXTER

IVESS v Mrs MILLAR

IVESS v BENGSTONE

DENHOL v PAGET

GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN v J PORTER

Case of the borough rate receiver v August WALTER, debt paid since date of summons and this case was adjourned for a month.

William MORRIS

**typed as written

Licensing District of Petane

Notice of Application for a Publican’s License

I William MORRIS, of Kuripanga, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will, at the next licensing meeting to be helden at Petane, on the sixth Day of June 1888, apply for a certificate authorising the issue of a Publican’s License for a house situate at Kuripapanga, and known by the name (or sign) of the Kuripapanga Hotel, containing 10 rooms, exclusive of those required for the use of the family,

Dated the 12th day of May 1888

WILLIAM MORRIS

Advertisement No 701

Householders Certificate

We the undersigned ten Householders, residing in the immediate neighbourhood of the above-mentioned house, do hereby certify that William Morris is a person of good fame and reputation, and fit and proper to have granted to him a Publican’s License.

Witness our hands this twelfth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight.

James LYON E HAYES W ELBOURNE C KNOCK P CONNOLLY Arthur WILLIAMS Wm COX Joseph BICKNELL W J SMALE John BICKNELL

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