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HBH Nov 1 1888
Mr John ANGUS, who is well known to Hawke's Bay, was found on Tuesday lying in an unconscious condition on Messrs CHAMBERS' run at Te Mata.

He was carefully seen to as well as his condition would allow, and Mr B CHAMBERS then drove him to the Napier Hospital.

Examination revealed the fact that he was suffering from very serious injuries, his lower jaw being badly fractured and his throat much injured.

It is supposed that after being thrown from his horse he was kicked in the face by the animal.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday: -

A man who gave the name of George WILLIAMS came before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The funeral of the late Father REIGNIER yesterday was very largely attended.

Over 800 persons marched in the procession, which also included 62 carriages and a large number of horsemen, and was over a mile in length.

Nearly all the leading residents of Hawke's Bay were present, and visitors from all parts of this Island south of NAPIER also attended.

Dr WATERS, rector of St PATRICK'S College, and the WANGANUI clergy by Father KERRIGAN, represented the WELLINGTON clergy.

Shearing was stopped at the MARAEKAKAHO station to allow the men to attend.

A number of other station holders gave their hands a holiday for the same purpose, and Messrs NELSON Bros, acted similarly with regard to their employes.

Father SAUZEAU, who delivered a panegyric upon the deceased priest, conducted the funeral service in the church.

Father REIGNIER's long and self-denying labours were described, and his life of Christian charity held up as an example worthy to be copied by all.

Father SAUZEAU and Father GROGAN conducted the funeral service at the grave in a most impressive manner.

HBH Nov 2 1888

Captain SCOTT, of the barque CAIRNSMORE, or which he is part owner, before leaving TIMARU for the UNITED KINGDOM, wrote to the HERALD respecting the harbor in complimentary terms.

The Harbor Board resolved to send copies of his letter to LLOYD'S Marine Department. As they are about to issue a new edition of the NEW ZEALAND PILOT, The TIMARU Harbor Board hopes to see material alterations in the description of their port.

The issue of 1883 describes it, as it existed 60 years ago

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

A man who gave the name of John Anderson PEACOCK was charged with attempting to defraud by tendering a cheque in payment for liquor obtained at the Shakespeare Hotel.

The lessee, Mr FLANNAGAN, refused to cash the cheque, and accused then attempted to get it cashed in a similar manner in the London Hotel, but without success. The cheque was drawn upon the Waipawa branch in the Bank of Australasia, and accused who pleaded not guilty, was remanded in order that the police might ascertain whether accused had an account in at the bank in question. After a statement was read by Inspector KIELY.
An interesting presentation was made yesterday at the district school, in the presence of the majority of the pupils.

Mr A B THOMSON presented Miss GILROY, the head mistress, who is leaving, on behalf of the teachers and pupils of the school with a set of handsomely finished ivory-handled desert knives and forks.

This presentation was made in a very appropriate address, which was responded to by Mr STURROCK on behalf of Miss GILROY.

The desire for Miss GILROY'S happiness in the future was universally expressed, and the proceedings terminated with three cheers for the recipient given heartily by all present.

Sergeant-Major HUDDLESTON has been appointed drill inspector to the Napier District.

The Sergeant Major has for years past been an instructor in the permanent militia, and in education and intelligence is above the average, so that there is every reason to suppose the appointment will give satisfaction to Volunteers.

Our Waipawa Correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date: -

An accident occurred at Onga Onga yesterday.

A horse belonging to Mr Mc LEOD trampled upon a child, and injured it considerably.
Dr ISDELL rode up and rendered surgical assistance.

HBH Nov 3 1888 Court

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday: -
Before Dr PRESTON and Mr M S BELL, J.P'S

Catherine BROWN was charged with using obscene language in Hastings street the previous evening on information of Constable GANTLEY.

Sentenced to one month's hard labor.

Hastings Correspondent writes under yesterday's date: -

Resident Magistrate's Court

Judgment for plaintiffs given in the following cases: -

Same V BEY

Messrs J Macdonald and Co of Hastings can boast of being the first to grow and export chicory from this province.

We understand that this firm also intend to commence the grinding and packing of pepper, spices, coffee, &c.

A case in which Mr MAUDE, of Gisborne appealed against a decision of the Resident Magistrate in that town, convicting him of having disobeyed a bye-law requiring every householder to keep a certain quantity of water on the premises for fire prevention purposes, was decided by Mr Justice RICHMOND in the supreme court at Wellington this week.

His Honor upheld the contention of Mr GULLY that the Borough council had no power to enforce the regulation.

The appeal was allowed, costs being fixed at seven guineas.
In the Supreme Court at Wellington yesterday the application to postpone the sale of the KARAMU land was dismissed.

A laborer named CASSIDY, employed on Messrs GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN's sea wall contract, lost one of his fingers of his left hand yesterday.

He was assisting in tying a concrete board on a dray, and a sudden movement of the horse caused the rope that was being used to tighten very suddenly, inflicting severe injuries.

The injured man was attended to by Dr de LISLE, who found that amputation of one finger was absolutely necessary.

A case in which Mr MAUDE, of Gisborne appealed against a decision of the Resident Magistrate in that town, convicting him of having disobeyed a bye-law requiring every householder to keep a certain quantity of water on the premises for fire prevention purposes, was decided by Mr Justice RICHMOND in the supreme court at Wellington this week.

His Honor upheld the contention of Mr GULLY that the Borough council had no power to enforce the regulation.

The appeal was allowed, costs being fixed at seven guineas.

HBH Nov 5 1888 Le BEAN and PARKER James

Exhibition of boxing in the Gaiety Theatre on Saturday evening and attendance was very poor, but the display of boxing was by far the best that has ever been seen in Napier, and the proceedings were conducted in a thoroughly decorous manner.

First portion of entertainment provided consisted of bouts between local amateurs for a silver medal (won by P MADDEN), then a eight-round contest for £10 a side between a boxer who is known as Professor Le BEAN, and James PARKER, formerly well-known in Napier as a good pedestrian, but now claiming the title of light weight champion.

The contest was not a sham "knock-out" one, but a fair give-and-take competition with medium gloves......................more..................then...............PARKER had the best of the encounter all through, and proved himself a most agile and accomplished boxer after Le BEAN, who had been knocked down several times in preceding rounds, was again knocked down shortly before the conclusion of the eighth round, and as he failed to rise within the prescribed time, the match was awarded to PARKER.

On the fourth page will be found a article entitled "The Jubilee Plunger Career in New Zealand"

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

John Anderson PEACOCK, whose previous appearance before the Court has been reported, was brought up on remand on two counts with attempting to obtain money by false pretences. Accused pleaded guilty.

Then further charged that with James O'DOWD, with another but similar attempt to defraud. Same evidence as previous preceding evidence.

O' DOWD stated that he was asked to have a drink with PEACOCK, and the latter also stated that O' DOWD was not to blame in any way. Mr PREECE gave him the benefit of the doubt as to his guilty knowledge and went on to dismiss him, PEACOCK was then sentenced to twelve month's on each charge to be served concurrently.

Joseph FRY
Charles BROWN
Frederick ANDERSON

Each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The awards in connection with the special show of dairy produce were made today.

In butter-REYNOLDS and Co, Cambridge
Take first prize

New ZEALAND DAIRY Company-second

In Cheese
Messrs WAYTE Bros of OMATA Bridge Dairy Company-First

GORE and KING-Bacon-First

Honey-HOPKINS HAYE and Company-third

LOGAN, CAMPBELL and Co-commended.

Major WOOD, who has for some years past lived among the ROTORUA natives, died last month, and his Maori friends attended to all details of the funeral.

When some European friends arrived the body was lying in state (native fashion), and all manner of beautiful and valuable mats were scattered over it in profusion.

Feathers were on the head and greenstone on the breast.

Mr MALFROY, on behalf of the Government, thanked the Maoris for the attention, and for the very deep and loving feeling they displayed towards one of the white race.

They asked permission to be allowed to keep the remains of "their late gallant white chief" (as they called him) above ground until the "tangi."

The Government agent courteously granted this permission.

The late Major had no known relatives in the colony, and he having died in a most remote Maori village, but few European friends could find their way there.

The Maoris were only endeavouring to carry out the Major's last wish, and prevent the Europeans from taking his body to Rotorua, where nothing but a cold watery grave awaited him, such is the deplorable existing state of the cemetery there.

Sydney Saturday
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The members of the Soudan contingent intend to erect a tablet to the memory of the late Hon W B DALLEY

The cable message from London announcing the death of Mr A C GREGORY is evidently an error. It is believed to refer to his brother Mr F J GREGORY, who died recently at Toowoomba in Queensland

H M S CALLIOPE has arrived from a cruise around the islands. She brings news of a serious outrage, which has been committed at Ambryn, in the New Hebrides.

The natives of the village attacked a boat belonging to the Queensland labor schooner Helen and wound several of the occupants.

Mr HEATH, the chief officer was shot in one of his ankles.

OLSEN, one of the crew-struck with a bullet in the chest and thigh, and a native recruit was riddled with slugs.

The wounded were taken with all speed to Port Sandwich, where they were attended to by the medical officer on board H M S CALLIOPE.

Mr HEATH succumbed to his injuries; OLSEN is in a critical condition.

The native is alive, but his life is despaired of.

The French warship Fabert is making inquiries into the matter, and H M S OPAL will be sent to the New Hebrides to punish the offenders.

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Under Saturday's date

The Taradale Town Board met let evening: -
Present: - Messrs DRUMMOND (Chairman)

The Chairman moved, pursuant to notice,
"That it be a special order of this Board that the owners of properties along whose frontages the footpaths run shall pay half the cost of channelling and a shilling per chain formation, and that where wooden kerbing is used owners pay one fourth the cost of the footpath, payable in two instalments, the first on the 9th instant and the second on the first Friday of November 1889." The motion was seconded by Mr DAVIDSON and carried unanimously.

Letter to the Board from: -
Mrs BARRY wrote to the Board respecting a nuisance caused by water from the concrete drain in front of one of her cottages, and it was resolved that a drain be cut along GEBBIES Road to carry the water off.

Mr W LORD's appointment as impounder to the Board be cancelled AFTER HIS RESIGNATION AND Mr J O' KANE appointed in his stead.

On motion of Mr HARPHAM it was decided to clean the drain in what is known as the back road, a continuation of Boilingdown-road.

HBH Nov 6 1888 Civil Court

Resident magistrate's Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Judgment for Plaintiff given in each of the following civil cases.

Assignee in Bankruptcy V LUNDGREN
Same V Renata PUKUTUTU

Resident Magistrate's Court
Yesterday, -Mr G A PREECE R.M.

James SEFFERN had his bail of £1 estreated fir drunkenness

Alfred RITCHIE fined 5s and costs
Joseph BRIDE 10s and costs for drunkenness.

Charles BROWN charged with deserting his wife and remanded to Christchurch

William HILL each fined 1s and costs for allowing cattle to stray

William ROBOTTOM, charged with failing to support his wife and two children was ordered to pay 6s per week for each of his children till the age of 14 years was reached.

It is announced that the Hon Neal DOW, the veteran author of the Maine liquor law, will shortly revisit ENGLAND.

As he is 85 years of age, and yet in vigorous health, his presence on the temperance platform will in itself be a strong recommendation of his principals.
A sad accident happened at TURIROA last Sunday night, by which Mr Stephen THORPE'S eldest daughter, a girl 10 years of age, was so severely burnt that she died a few hours afterwards.

It appeared that mother and daughter were sleeping in the same room. The girl, after reading for some time, lay down with her clothes on alongside her mother.

It is supposed that her movements during sleep caused the candle, which had been left alight, to tumble off the table on top of her, and her clothes got ignited.

The poor child in her fright rushed about the room a little time before her patents got hold of her.

Mr THORPE extinguished the flames by throwing a blanket over the girl, getting severely burned about the hands.

Mr J POWDRELL, the nearest Justice, having certified than an inquest is not necessary, the deceased will be buried tomorrow.

Last evening the Orangemen of Napier and their friends met at WATERWORTH'S Hall to celebrate by a social gathering the 200tth anniversary of the landing of William of Orange at Torbay, and the 283rd anniversary of the failure of the plot to blow up the British Houses of Parliament by means of gunpowder.

After Mr A G DANIELLS occupied tea the chair, supported on his right by the W.M. of the Lodge, and on his left by the Rev J EDWARDS. Mr DANIELL's delivered an opening addressing dealing with the events and times commemorated, after which there was a concert in which the following ladies and gentlemen took part: -

Prior to the dancing being commenced a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the chairman, and to Mr EDWARDS, Mr WATKINS, and others who had kindly consented to assist, musically or otherwise.

Mr E W WAY was the caterer, and Mr NEWBOULD presided at the piano.

Messrs C B HOADLEY and Co's


to be held tomorrow.

The situation on the Havelock Road, and within 20 minutes walk from a railway station, should recommend itself to those wishing for country residences.

The adaptability of the soil for small farms and fruit growing cannot be surpassed, and those disappointed by the withdrawal of the KARAMU property will have an opportunity to secure a first class investment adjoining the same locality.

WILSON in Waipawa Court

This afternoon before Mr S JOHNSON J P.,

Paul Theodore WILSON charged upon the information of his wife with committing an assault on his stepdaughter. He was remanded until Wednesday

The tollgate house alongside the township end of the WAIROA Bridge was burnt down last Saturday morning.

Mr J H SMYTH, who was sleeping in the tollhouse, got up soon after 5 a.m., and feeling chilly he lit a fire with some chips, and on their burning low he went for a fresh supply.

On looking back five minutes later he saw the building in flames................more

HBH Nov 7 1888 St Paul's Presbytery meeting

Held yesterday morning in St Paul's Church

Present: -
The Revs R FRASER (Moderator)

Mr Robert STEWART, student, located at Woodville, delivered his Presbyterial discourses.

The Rev Mr J G PATERSON was appointed commissioner of the Presbytery to induct the Rev Wm RAEBURN into the parish of WAIROA

HBH Nov 8 1888 GASSON

A very serious accident on Tuesday evening occurred to Mr H GASSON the genial proprietor of the BEACONSFIELD Hotel, when his horse shied away at some loose earth lying in the side cutting near the MAKOTUKU Bridge. There being no fence to prevent it the trap and the horse backed over the side on to the bed of the stream. Mrs GASSON, who was in the middle of the vehicle at the time, sustained a broken collarbone and was very badly bruised. Besides a severe shock to her system, and though she seems easier there is no knowing what may result.

It is to be hoped in any case Mr GASSON will proceed against the Waipawa County Council for damages, as it may cause them to fence dangerous places like that at which
Mr GASSON came to grief.

There is a much worse placed though than that at the approach to the MANGARANGIORA stream, and should a horse and trap go over, then nothing could save the occupants of the trap from instant death, as there is a fall of 200 feet sheer down to the river bed.

Page 2-Thursday


Considerable interest has been expressed as to the meaning and effect of the decision of the Supreme Court, which stopped the sale of the KARAMU reserve.

To understand the present position it is necessary to go back over 20 years, when Messrs TANNER, ORMOND, RUSSELL, and others, purchasers of the HERETAUNGA block, conveyed to Mr T P RUSSELL and Mr S LOCKE the block of land now known as the KARAMU reserve.

This land was to be held in trust for the benefit of natives whom the Native Land Court might declare to be interested.

No action was taken upon the deed until 1886, but in the meantime certain natives whom claim that they are the persons who would have been found entitled by the Native Lands' Court more occupied the reserve and "more........................................."

Our Ormondville correspondent writes:-
There was a very good exhibition of pedestrian at MAKOTUKU ON Saturday evening, when Mc CUNE, the champion walker, offered to walk against any four local men..................more

A very stormy meeting of a local Town Board on Tuesday and something very nearly akin to a squabble ensured over the appointment of a new clerk.

The late clerk had resigned, but claimed that, as his resignation had not been accepted he was at liberty to withdraw it, and he did so. A new clerk had however been appointed, a Mr R RUSSELL, and consequently the late clerk's services were not required. Thereupon he sent in an account for six months' salary in lieu of notice, and I believe he intends to sue for the money.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
Before Dr CARO and Mr J H VAUTIER J.P'S

James MANNIX, by no means a stranger to the Court, was charged with assaulting one George SNELLER in the latter's house in August last.

Defendant would have been brought up earlier but he could not be found.

Dr MOORE depose................more


Mr "Jay Pay" S JOHNSON was fined one shilling at WAIPAWA yesterday for allowing a chimney to be on fire.

It is to be hoped that this amount(the popular "bob") will now be considered a precedent, and that no one will be fined any more for a similar offence in the future, although in the past offenders have been asked to pay more.

FOWLER-GILROY-On November 7th at St John's Church Napier, by the Rev De Berdt HOVELL, William BRAVENER, second son of the late William Taylor FOWLER of SCARBOROUGH, ENGLAND, to Harriette Florence, second surviving daughter of James GILROY of Greymouth.


HBH Nov 9 1888 ROSS and FANTHAM
Thursday page 2

The A and P Show is very successful in point of quality, and the attendance is good.

In the sheep and cattle judging referees had to be called in.

Somnus took the championship in the thoroughbred class, and Sir Roderick Bruce for draught stallions.

Mr ROSS'S Musselman, which was the champion bull at the Sydney centennial show, was defeated by Mr FANTHAM'S (of Hawera) Oxford Duke IV.

Page 2

Mr Thomas MELVILLE writes from Glasgow to the Minister of Mines claiming, after two years' work, to have arranged for a trial of a new process saving gold and silver from refractory ores, known as the "Cassell gold-saving process."

It is to be tried in the Crown, Welcome, Sutro, and Sunny Corner mines in the Karangahape district.

Twenty tons of stone from the Crown mine was tested at GLASGOW with a result that 87 per cent of bullion was saved.

Mr MELVILLE states that he has spent over £1000 over the process and asks, if it a success, that he should, by way of recompense, be allowed to take up a claim of 200 acres on easy conditions.

The Wairoa Guardian learns that a former lady patient of Dr KEYWORTH's, who died lately, has left him a legacy of £500, presumably in gratitude for important medical services rendered to her some years ago

Page 2


Mr WEAVER, working Manager of the South Pacific Petroleum Company, who recently returned from AMERICA, proceeded to the oil springs yesterday to make preparations for testing the supply of oil in the well. When all is ready he will invite the shareholders, the public, and the Press to be present. A trial will probably take place next week.
***N B No name at the present time-Elaine

Taradale-under yesterday's date: -

At the inquest on the body found in the NGARURORO, held at the Taradale Hotel, before the Coroner, Mr G A PREECE, R.M., and a jury of eight, there was nothing to guide the jury as to how deceased got into the water nor as to who deceased was. The body had evidently been in the river for some time, probably a few weeks.

A verdict of found drowned was returned.

Thursday Page 2

A man named FINLAY, a shoemaker, who has been working at WANGANUI has been arrested on suspicion of having stolen silver at GREATFORD. He was seen…………….more


Thursday-Page Two

HILLS' and LOGAN' reef leases have been granted by the Warden of HAVELOCK. Others were not granted, as the surveys were not complete


Major ATKINSON and Mr FERGUS are in Christchurch and will attend the banquet to the Governor on Saturday

Thursday-page two

A rather strange case of child desertion was before the R.M. Court today. Her mother Fanny JEFFRIESON made the charge against Mary CARSON. The accused did not appear.

The complainant stated that the accused was her daughter by her first husband. She was single.

In May last the accused called at complainant's house and asked her to mind the child for half an hour, and though complainant refused the child was left in the kitchen, and the mother had not been seen since.

The accused was convicted, but sentence was deferred to enable her to take the child away.

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Per United Press Association

Otto HENDRICKS pleaded guilty at the Police Court today to assaulting Harry EWART, a gum digger, and breaking his arm.

The quarrel arose over a woman, who had been cohabitating with both men.

HENDRICKS ordered EWART out of the house, and on his refusing committed the assault.

He was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.

R.M. Court today Sir Charles BURDETT was charged with stealing two roses of the value of twopence, the property of the Mayor, councillors, and burgesses of Auckland from Albert Park.

The baronis, who presented an unenviable and dilapidated appearance, pleaded not guilty………………more then he was found guilty and sentenced to fourteen days' hard labor.

Meeting of the City council tonight the Mayor (Mr DEVORE) presented Detective BROWNE with an illuminated address and a purse of sovereigns from the leading citizens of WELLINGTON, where Mr BROWNE lived for ten years.
Wellington Page 2

Mr W A YOUNG (COBB and Co) has served the WELLINGTON City Tramway Company with a writ claiming £7,500 damages for the invasion of his patent rights in connection with certain improvements in street and tramcars.

An application is to be made to the Supreme Court for an injunction preventing the cars in question running until the case is decided.

SOUTHWELL-at NAPIER, on November 8th, the wife of F M SOUTHWELL, of a daughter.


Received November 8, 9.30 p.m.

The following awards have been made in connection with the Exhibition: -

Photographs, firsts: -

Seconds: -

Honourable mention: -

The jurors in their report refer to the magnificent scenery of New Zealand, and more particularly to its being reproduced with the camera with such admirable skill that the pictures produced are entitled to be regarded as works of

HBH Nov 10 1888 Auckland
Friday-Page 2
Per United Press Association

At the annual meeting of the BURNS' Club last night, the report showed that the membership had decreased from 400 to 170.

No balance-sheet was submitted, and from a discussion that took place it was evident that there was a disagreement among the office-bearers which threatens to cause the complete collapse of the club.

Mr D B Mc DONALD was elected President, and Mr Robert PEARCE secretary.

The members of the Operative BOOTMAKERS' Union have appointed a committee to meet the masters and endeavor to arrange the matter now in dispute in connection with the strike at Mc ARTHUR's factory.


BARTSUM'S wool-scouring works at ORARI were burned down last evening. The contents were worth from £400 to £500 and were uninsured. The building was covered for £200

The Christchurch Bicycle Club held a race meeting at Lancaster Park today. The principal event the 10 miles handicap was won by C M SUCKLING, Pioneer Club, 500 yards handicap.

Mr John OLLIVIER announces himself a candidate for the representation of Lincoln in Parliament in the place of Mr A P O'CALLAGHAN, resigned

Yesterday evening four apprentices of the barque CORMORANT were painting the vessel's sides from a small punt when a heavy sea rolled into and sank the punt. Three of the apprentices scrambled on the ship's boat, but the fourth, C P GRAHAM, was unable to swim. A seaman named H MITCHELL jumped off the vessel's side and held GRAHAM up for some minutes.

Another apprentice named LAWSON plunged overboard and brought GRAHAM to the ship's side, when he was hauled on board.


A man, supposed to be the escaped Maori prisoner MARE, was seen on the LYTTELTON side of the port hills last night. He was carrying a bundle of clothes, and it is supposed that MARE has a plant of clothing stolen from HARVEY and PALMER'S shop somewhere on the hills. The police and a party of residents started in pursuit but failed to catch the fugitive.

CLEARY Hokitika

A large number of influential persons met yesterday to present Mr Michael CLEARY with a complimentary address on his departure to take charge of the Lyttelton gaol.
Mr CLEARY held the position of governor of the gaol here for 22 years.

He was sent to Auckland some time ago to take charge there, but the climate disagreed with his health, and he asked to be sent back to Hokitika. Very general regret is expressed at his departure.

KENDALL Wellington


Page Two

A Mrs KENDALL and two boys were drowned today through a small sailing boat capsizing on the river. The boat contained a party of eight, of whom two were women and the rest young people.

They were proceeding up the river picnicking.

When close in shore near the railway bridge a squall upset the boat.

Two young men named Alfred GREY and RAMSON, who were in an outrigger boat with a party of ladies, managed to rescue five of those who had been upset, and who had clung to the bottom of the overturned boat, but Mrs KENDALL and two of the boys never came to the surface.

When the boat went over there was only some four to five feet of water, but the wind was so strong it was impossible for the victims of the accident to keep their feet

Mr MACKLIN, who in another column announces himself as a specialist in nervous and skin diseases, is staying at the Masonic Hotel and has we understand been in charge of

Dr SPEER’s business for the past twelve months, and has now taken it over altogether. Dr SPEER retiring from it.
At the inquest of G SMALL, formerly a bookseller here, who died suddenly on Wednesday night, the medical evidence showed that the cause of death was the formation of the thrombus or white clot in the left ventricle of the heart, and this by choking the valve caused instant death.

The jury returned a verdict of death by natural causes. The deceased was 63 years of age.

Holiday makers were favoured with fine weather today, though some of the morning being very threatening, upset some of the minor arrangements, the Volunteers had a day-light parade, and went through various evolutions under Major NEWHALL.


HBH Nov 12 1888 WHITEHEAD England

Alderman, James WHITEHEAD was sworn in today as Lord Mayor of LONDON. The usual parade was abandoned, it being deemed more expedient to distribute the cost of such a show among the poor of the city.

This action is partly commended by the press.


The Committee of the Protection League have passed a resolution supporting the proposal of Mr Alfred SAUNDERS to establish distilleries in the colony, placing the liquor traffic under the control of the Government.

A Chinaman named Lun CHUNG, residing in a Chinese fruit shop at the corner of Hope and Stafford Streets, was found last evening strangled in a room, which he occupied.

The deceased had been in ill health, and was under treatment by Dr Mc DONALD.
LUN CHUNG went to his bedroom last evening and shortly afterwards another Chinaman found the door locked. He called in Dr Mc DONALD, who had the door burst in, when the body of the deceased was found on a bed with a rope around his neck.

At the inquest a verdict of suicide while temporarily insane was returned.

Have just landed, Direct from London per "LANGSTONE'

1 Cask fancy china tea services
1 Cask fancy china breakfast ditto
1 Case fancy Glassware-beautifully engraved specimens
Glasses-clear and ruby coloured.

Inspection invited.

Importers of
Earthenware, Glassware, Wines and Spirits etc.
Hastings Street

HOOPER-JONES-On the 8th November, at Arlie Mount, WAIPUKURAU, the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev R FRASER.

Harry Singleton, oldest son of J S HOOPER, Esq of LONDON, to Jessie Falconer, second daughter of Alexander JONES Esq., WAIPUKURAU.

Home papers please copy.

HUNTER'S Station Waipawa

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under Saturday's date: -
Some idea of the number of men on the road seeking employment may be arrived at from the fact that 130 men assembled at Mr HUNTER'S Station one evening recently applying for jobs.

Two drunks named P MAHON and Frank CONNELL paid 5s each to the Government this morning for imbibing strong waters.
HBH Nov 13 1888 BUTLER

Several "hard cases" came before the Charitable Aid Board yesterday. One was that of a man named BUTLER, who desired to be admitted to the refuge.

It transpired that he had been admitted several times, but he left the place all day, loafed in town and managed to get drunk, and then returned and made things lively in the institution.

He claimed to be decrepit and unable to work, but the doctor certified that he was able to earn a living.

He said that he had been in New Zealand 46 years, and that, he thought entitled him to a "bit to eat."

One of the members remarked that if the man had been that time in the colony it was the greater shame to him that he had now to seek charitable aid.

This seemed a new view to BUTLER, who left the room grumbling loudly when the Board refused to assist him.

There was also another like that

On the fourth page will be found an article entitled "Fishing by Electricity"

The storm must have killed a large number of sheep in this province. Between WAIPAWA and KAIKORA the dead bodies of newly shorn sheep are lying in twos and threes.

The many friends of Mr R G GRAHAM will regret to learn that he is at present confined to his bed seriously indisposed, and that it will be some days before he gets about again.

Mr MACKERSEY has acted as the Charitable Aid almoner for WAIPAWA and PATANGATA counties for thirteen months, and in that time the expenditure has been only £159, compared with £450 in the previous twelve months.

Mr R WELLWOOD holds an important sale of horses at his yard HASTINGS, this afternoon. The animals are from GISBORNE

Mr P A HERMAN will sell on the premises, Dickens Street next Friday morning, the whole of Mr J B FRANKLYN'S furniture and effects.

Vehicle traffic is stopped from RISSINGTON to PATOKA, the road being impassable.

Tenders are called for the lease of the WAIPUKURAU refreshment rooms.

A dividend of 4 1'2d in the £1 in the estate of Walter Henry DUNCAN is payable at the office of Mr J F JARDINE, Deputy Official Assignee.

Hastings Borough Council
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Hastings correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date: -

A special meeting of the Borough Council was held this afternoon to consider the tenders for the removal of nightsoil, for the supply of soil pans, and for a night cart, and to select a representative for the Charitable Aid Board and Hospital Boards.

Present: -


Following tenders accepted:-

Removal of nightsoil-Mr WHITE
Supply of pans-Mr KNIGHTSWELL

Cr J N WILLIAMS was elected as a representative on the Charitable Aid and Hospital Board.

Mr H HILL has made an important geological discovery at Ormond, near Gisborne, in the shape of fossil fern, fishes, tree leaves, and moa feathers, in deposits of the Pliocene period.

The latter portion of the find is the most important; as up to the time of the discovery it was generally held by scientists that the moa did not exist in New Zealand until after the commencement of the post-pliocene period.

The late Sir Julius von HAAST was a most strenuous supporter of this theory, which is completely upset by Mr HILL'S find.

The specimens were exhibited at the meeting of the Philosophical Institute last evening.

A man named Mc JURY was cut to pieces on the Napier-Woodville line yesterday, near Takapau, by the mid-day goods train from the bush districts to Waipukurau.

The man was lying between the metals about a mile outside Takapu it is supposed in a state of intoxication, the loud and continuous whistling of the engine did not rouse him.

Owing to the formation of the line at the point the engineer could not see the man until the train was too close to him to be stopped in time, and Mc JURY was literally mangled.

The remains were picked up and carried on to Takapau, where a inquest will be held today.
From our own correspondent

While the Napier papers have been expressing their satisfaction at Captain PREECE R.M., of Napier not having to hold another Court at Wairoa, the Gisborne people on the other had, exclaim against Wairoa being included in the Poverty Bay Resident Magistrate's district, stating that it will take Mr BOOTH, the R.M. away from more important duties in this locality, so that poor Wairoa may be said to be "between two stools" in this matter........................more..........................then Mr HASELDEN, Under-Secretary in the Justice Department, after his journey from Gisborne to Wairoa by the inland road, and after inquiries made at both places, decided that Wairoa should be cut off from Napier and joined to the Poverty Bay judicial district, which though satisfactory to Napier does not please Gisborne.

A young man named Thomas STEWART, son of a settler near WALLINGFORD, was accidentally killed on Sunday.

Deceased left Mr GAISFORD'S station, where he had been shearing, with the intention of riding home.

In attempting to cross the river his horse was swept away, and the deceased was drowned.

The body has not yet been recovered.




At DUNEDIN on November 1st by the Rev J CAMERON
David, eldest sone of the late Captain WILSON, KIRKCALDY, N.B. to Annie, third daughter of R PAINTER, CHRISTCHURCH NZ


At HAVELOCK, Hawke's Bay on November 9th, by the Rev R FRASER
Charles Edward, fourth son of the late William STEWART, EDINBURGH, to Jessie Aikenhead, elder daughter of the late Captain WILSON, KIRCALDY N.B.

HBH Oct 14 1888 Mc JURY Hugh

Ormondville correspondent writes under yesterday's date: -
The full description of the injuries of Mr Hugh MC JURY were published and are available upon request to Elaine

.................................then....deceased had been away shearing at PAKOWHAI, and had only returned home to TAKAPAU on Saturday. He leaves a wife and (two children," both of the latter being fortunately able to earn their own living-the son being about 18 years of age, and the daughter about 14 years of age.

Yesterday-before Mr G A PREECE R.M.
Judgment for plaintiff in each of the following cases


We have inspected a nice specimen of workmanship turned out by Messrs BOGLE and SIMMONDS to the order of Mr J N WILLIAMS for his WAIPIRO station on the East Coast.

The machine is a hydraulic dumping pump, fitted with double eccentric steam gearing, attached to which is a lever and clutch by means of which the two-inch plunger can be thrown out of gear, and the dumping of the bale finished. More..........................................................

At the Resident Magistrate Court yesterday: -

Cornelius CARNS, alias William RYAN, was brought before Mr G A PREECE R.M., charged with drunkenness.
Defendant fined 5s and costs.

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MOFFITT-At Napier, on November 13th, Margaret, relict of the late R MOFFITT, aged 35 years.

The funeral will leave her brother's residence, Beach Road, for the Napier Cemetery on Thursday the 15th inst. At 2 p.m.


The famous claim of “Mokau JONES” seems to have been settled at last, for the New Plymouth correspondent of the Post telegraphs that Judge PUCKEY gave final judgment on Saturday morning.

The Court upheld the surveyed plan, as directed by the Court in WAITARA in 1882. The boundaries of which are described in the Special Powers and Contracts Act of 1885, and upon which legislation again took place last session.

The Certificate of Title was ordered by the Court to issue for the whole block without any deductions.

Major BROWN, the agent of the AUCKLAND people, with a few natives, attended, to oppose the granting of the certificate, but the Judge was firm, and, after a patient hearing, discarded all objections.

Mr JONES was present, but called no witnesses, and the Court intimated that none were necessary. After judgment was given, Mr JONES requested the Judge to bring under the notice of the Government, with a view to future legislation, the manner in which designing persons to repudiate and upset bona fide transactions use the natives. Much interest is felt in the decision as a step upwards terminating a long-standing, difficulty, and opening up the great mineral sources of MOKAU.


Mr O'BRIEN has soled Carbine to Mr H ROGAN for 3000 guineas. It is believed that the purchase is made on behalf of Mr D S WALLACE. Tradition the runner up for the Melbourne Cup has been sold to Mr P HEYWOOD for 3050 guineas. It is understood that a syndicate in which HALES, the jockey is included is interested in the purchase of Tradition.

Centennial rifle meeting commenced yesterday.
The rapid firing match, 500 yards, 10 shots, was won by CLAY, of Victoria with a score of 49

Following are the New Zealand prize-takers:-

Sargood Cup, 800 Yards, 7 shots, won by WALKER of MELBOURNE, with 24.

New Zealand prize-takers
Mc CARTHY-Dunedin and SHEPPARDSON Queensland tied and divided first and second prizes.

Other New Zealand prize takers:

Special to the Press Association.

A very pleasant gathering was held at Greenmeadows last evening, when a coffee supper and entertainment celebrated the opening of the new Wesleyan Church.

J S WELSMAN occupied the chair, and the building was packed.

Sacred songs and appropriate recitations by following ladies and gentlemen: -
Misses MAYSON (2)

The new church was built by donations and contributions. Mr H S TIFFEN gave the site (half and acre), and others gave timber, seats, lamps, a pulpit, &c., and so the church was erected and finished.

HBH Nov 15 1888
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MOFFITT-At NAPIER on November 13th
Margaret, relict of the late Robert MOFFITT ?etat 35 YEARS

The funeral will leave her brother's residence, Beach Road at 2 p.m. this day (Thursday).

Friends please accept this intimation.

fatal accident occurred on board the PIAKO yesterday. An able seaman named Thomas LEWIS, about 55 years of age, was engaged on top of the deck-house bending on a sail, and while at work he slipped and lost his balance, falling on to the top of the deck-house and thence to the deck, alighting on his head and shoulders. When picked up he muttered a few incoherent words, but quickly relapsed into complete unconsciousness.

A boat's crew was sent on shore to procure assistance, and Dr PRESTON was sent for, and was quickly on board, but LEWIS was dead. The cause of death is supposed to be fracture of the base of the skull.

The fall was only about eight feet.

An inquest will be held this morning before Mr E PATTEN J.P.

Edward BRENTON, drover, has been adjudged a bankrupt. A meeting of his creditors will be held at the courthouse next Tuesday morning.


HBH Nov 16 1888


COLLINS-At NAPIER, on November 15th, Charles Harold Belmore, youngest child of
F W and Grace COLLINS, aged 2 years and 5 monthsThe funeral will leave his parent's residence at 4 p.m. this day (Friday)

Messrs NELSON Bros and Co's special price of £5 for the best judge of weight of 20 fat Down cross sheep shown at the Agricultural and Pastoral Society's meeting on October 5th last has been awarded to Mr R WHITEHEAD, HASTINGS, who estimated the average of 71 lb. The actual freezing weight of this pen was 70 1-5th lb.

The other estimates were: -
Mr John RICHARDSON, 74 lb
Mr Alexander TAIT-87 lb
Mr Stewart MACDONALD-64 lb
Mr J S Mc NAUGHTON-62 lb
Mr J GIBSON-57 lb.

Before Mr DUNCAN J.P., James DAWSON fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Claims against the Napier fire Brigade in connection with the recent fire on the LANGSTONE must send in particulars to Superintendent WATERWORTH by Saturday night.

Annual horticultural show in connection with the Working Men's Club will open today

A clever tight rope walker who called himself the "Australian Blondin" gave an exhibition in Clive-square about five years ago and he has made another visit to NAPIER and will give his first performance tonight in Clive square.

A Justice of the Peace would be a great convenience at the Spit. Mr KINROSS is the only J.P. there.
The other day Constable HARVEY had an affidavit in his pocket for three days before he stumbled across a J.P.
Lecturing at Dunedin recently on the "Early History of New Zealand" Dr HOCKEN made mention of gaol discipline in the old days at OTAGO, and an extract was read from the gaoler's diary, in which he recounted how he released a prisoner because he wished to see a doctor, and how the said prisoner had prescribed for himself at the hotel, with the result that he was quite intoxicated when he appeared before the justice on the following morning.
Lady BOWEN, Miss Agnes, and Miss Zoe BOWEN, the wife and daughters of Sir George BOWEN, who were in the Dijon railway accident in France, have been reaping golden opinions for their attention to the sufferers.

One of the ladies who narrowly escaped death, and who has since been on a bed of sickness, writes to her mother to say that she will be relieved to know that "I am simply with ministering Angels-Lady BOWEN and her two daughters and said. No words can ever say how much I owe to them."

There is a passage in the Daily News account of the Dijon railway disaster, which, for simple tragic sadness, is almost unparalleled even in the terrible annals of railway accidents: -…………more………….

Waipawa news

U.M.F. Church are busy fixing up a coffee supper-the last of the season.

Fire Brigade had a practice last evening and a meeting afterwards.
subscriptions were received from the following in aid of the hose-reel fund: -

Body of the young man STEWART was found on Tuesday at Wallingford and taken by the deceased's father to Porangahau, where an inquest will be held. The body was found in the water.


HBH Nov 17 1888

Mr Frank JOHNSON, who has been two and a half years in the Napier Post office, leaves by boat for Auckland tomorrow, having been removed to the office in that town. Mr JOHNSON will take with him many good wishes, as he has always proved himself a courteous servant of the public.


Tenders are invited by Messrs Murray, Roberts and Co, for storing wool from the barque LANGSTONE

THE Rev William LEE, of WELLINGTON, will preach tomorrow, morning and evening, at the Trinity Wesleyan Church. A collection will be made in aid of the home mission fund

Mrs LYNDS, dressmaker, SPIT, inserts a business advertisement

Mr R C HARDING changes his advertisement

Mrs CARO will be at the Empire Hotel, Waipawa, from the evening of the 24th November, till the evening of the 26t

The following cricketers are asked to be at the Recreation ground this afternoon.

Emergencies-S FANNIN, GREEN, and SPACKMAN v Civil Service

Emergencies-KELLY and STURROCK




SMITH-At her residence Faraday street, on 17th November, Lizzie, the beloved wife of William SMITH, aged 21 years.

The funeral will leave her late residence at 3 o'clock today (Monday)
Friends will please accept this intimation.

Among the passengers who reached HOBART in the IONIC ON Thursday is
Mrs H C WILSON, who left New Zealand in March last in company with
Mr and Mrs TORRE on a visit to the Home Country. The IONIC is timed to reach Auckland on Tuesday, and Mrs WILSON will reach Napier on Saturday next.

Owing to the detention of the boat coming from South the HICKS-SAWYER Minstrels will not arrive today.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Dr PRESTON and Mr R LYNDON J.P.'s

Samuel JOHNSON (otherwise known as John MATHIAS) and Frederick SCHULWIN fined 5s each and costs for drunkenness.

Margaret HARRIS, a bad character, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment with hard labor for making use of vile language in Hastings Street.
Napier rowing Club

Trial fours at the Western Spit on Tuesday next (weather permitting).

In the following order: -
BUCHOLZ (Pearl) V SMITH (Sunbeam)
PROVIS (Pearl) v Smith (Sunbeam)
CROWLEY (Pearl) v Childs (Sunbeam)

HBH Nov 19 page2 1888 Advertisements

Mr J C PHAIR, Spit, has a litter of St Bernard puppies for sale

Mr P F COLLEDGE has lost a sheep dog

Mr A CULLEN C.E. will deliver a lecture on earthquakes in the Athenaeum Hall tomorrow evening

Mr William DUTHIE, Market Street, MELBOURNE, has the barquentines PENPENT and THORNHILL for sale

Mrs ZEDER Hastings street Napier has lot a parrot
Stock in trade, furniture &c., Mr P A HERMAN, on the premises of Mr J C BRIDEN, Emerson Street Napier

Tenders close with the Hawke's Bay Education Board for the erection of School buildings.

With the Railway Department for lease of Waipukurau refreshment rooms.

Meeting of creditors of Alfred LUCAS and Richard Charles HUMPHREYS, Court-house on the 11th.

There was only one nomination to fill the vacancy in the representation of the TARADALE ward on the MEANEE Road Board, and he was accordingly declared elected.

The well known trainer JOYCE has taken up his quarters at his new stables........................more......(This is a full description of stables, layout and horses etc.)

Two fashionably bred Ayshire bulls were landed at the Spit yesterday, having been purchased by Mr J E DUCKWORTH in CHRISTCHURCH, and bred by
Mr George KING, Burwood, CANTERBURY.

There were on board the same steamer (MARAROA) several magnificent two tooth Lincoln rams purchased by Mr J E ESPIE, GISBORNE, including one which took at the recent show CHRISTCHURCH the first prize in his class, the champion prize, and the president's special prize. This ram, we are informed, will compare favourably with, if he is not superior to, anything else in the North Island.

The Education Board there has appointed Mr Neil HEATH, late head master of the Napier Boys' High School, who left here to take charge of a public school in Auckland, to a more responsible post.

When, owing to want of funds, the training college at AUCKLAND had to be closed, the Board decided to start a "practising school" for teachers, and selected the Mount Albert School for this purpose, placing Mr HEATH in full charge.

This is a satisfactory acknowledgment of Mr HEATH's success when headmaster of the Girls' High School in Auckland, his new post being a highly responsible one.

At the inquest on the body of Thomas Frederick STEWART, held before Mr G HUNTER and a jury of six, of whom Mr A WARD was chosen foreman, the following verdict was arrived at: - "The jury unanimously agree that the deceased was accidentally drowned, and that no blame is attached to those accompanying him.

The jury wish to add a rider to their verdict to the effect that the County Council should do something towards making that part of the road where deceased was drowned safe for traffic when the creek is flooded."

The Govt will co-operate with new South Wales in establishing an Australian Court at the Paris Exhibition.

PATTERSON of Victoria, won the draughts tournament

The barque LOIS, from the Bluff, passed Cape Otway in a disabled condition. She signalled to the lighthouse that her rudder was lost. A steamer has gone to her assistance.

At the Centennial Rifle Association meeting the middle range match, 500 and 600 yards, seven rounds at each range was won by CURTAIN, of VICTORIA, with a score of 37.

Mc CARTHY, of NEW ZEALAND, obtained third place, and Captain FLYGER, WANGANUI, fourth with 33 each.

The gold medal for the highest aggregate in the four open matches, and the silver medal, for the highest aggregate in matches 1 to 6, was won by FARMER, of VICTORIA.

In the Age match, open to all comers, the following were the New Zealand prize-takers: -

Lieutenant ROSS (NAPIER)
Volunteer HUTCHISON (North DUNEDIN) 31 each;

Volunteer RICHARDSON (DUNEDIN City Guards) and MARION, 30 each

Sergeant KUCHEN (D Battery, WELLINGTON)
Sergeant FREDERICK (North DUNEDIN) 29 each.

On fourth page will be found an article entitled "SCHUMANN'S POVERTY"

Owing to the fellmongers being so busy with the damaged wool from the LANGSTONE, Messrs F W WILLIAMS and KETTLE and the Loan and Mercantile Agency Company have altered the date of the next skin sales to the 19th proximo

The New Zealand Insurance Company's Calendar for 1889 is highly appropriate, the central figure being typical of the colony. It represents a Maori in full native costume, wielding a mere. Mr BRASSEY, the local agent, is now distributing the calendars.

Mr J McK. HENRY, from the Wellington office of the colonial Mutual Insurance Company, has arrived in Napier to temporarily manage the local branch of the institution. Mr BRANDON, who was recently sent here as temporary manager has returned to Wellington.

There was a narrow escape from drowning at the Spit yesterday. A little girl the daughter of Mr KNOWLES of the pilot-boat's crew, fell over the breastwork while playing and sank. Her father happened to be near and jumping into the water he succeeded in rescuing his child.

The teaching staff of the Waipukurau District School is to be congratulated on the excellent results the school has attained at the sewing examination.

The number of pupils who presented work was 31, of which number 29 received 100 marks (the highest number attainable), and two 95 marks, or a percentage of 99.6.

Miss Jeannie JONES, who is also a pupil of the Waipukurau School, won Captain RUSSELL'S special prize for the best nightshirt and the excellent work reflects great credit on Mrs ANDERSON, the head mistress, at whose hands the pupils have received their tuition.

page2 1888 Advertisements

Mr J C PHAIR, Spit, has a litter of St Bernard puppies for sale

Mr P F COLLEDGE has lost a sheep dog

Mr A CULLEN C.E. will deliver a lecture on earthquakes in the Athenaeum Hall tomorrow evening

Mr William DUTHIE, Market Street, MELBOURNE, has the barquentines PENPENT and THORNHILL for sale

Mrs ZEDER Hastings street Napier has lot a parrot
Stock in trade, furniture &c., Mr P A HERMAN, on the premises of Mr J C BRIDEN, Emerson Street Napier

Tenders close with the Hawke's Bay Education Board for the erection of School buildings.

With the Railway Department for lease of Waipukurau refreshment rooms.

Meeting of creditors of Alfred LUCAS and Richard Charles HUMPHREYS, Court-house on the 11th.

There was only one nomination to fill the vacancy in the representation of the TARADALE ward on the MEANEE Road Board, and he was accordingly declared elected.

The well known trainer JOYCE has taken up his quarters at his new stables……………………more……(This is a full description of stables, layout and horses etc.)

New Plymouth-Saturday

Mr MEADOWS, butter expert, is now in TARANAKI. The statements published that he about to start for Home are incorrect. He will remain in New Zealand till the end of the butter season.
HBH Nov 20 2 1888 Local and general

On the fourth page will be found an article entitled "Contemporary Account of the gunpowder Plot Executions."

At the Resident Magistrate's Court today

Two drunkards named Robert E HORNER and W STORIE were find 5s each and 4s 6d costs, or three days' gaol.

Late news from VICTORIA states that the Rev J E ECCLES is now improving in health
Constable CARMODY, favourably known as an efficient officer, has been transferred to WOODVILLE

The first heat for the Napier rowing Club's trial fours will be rowed at the Western Spit today at 5 p.m. between the following crews: -
SMITH (Stroke) A. D NEWTON (3), LYNDON (2), MILLER (Bow);
BUCHOLZ (Stroke), PEACOCK (3, LIDDLE (2), Von HAAST (Bow).

The Rev Father J F PATTERSON, of Palmerston North, who accompanied Archbishop REDWOOD to Europe, returned to this Colony by the R.M.S. AORANGI. Father PATTERSON, like the Archbishop, is a great musician, and during his visit in LONDON, says the Otago Daily Times, he secured a violin valued at £200, while Archbishop REDWOOD had the good fortune, while on the Continent, to be presented with a violin valued at no less than £1000.

A Press Association Woodville telegram, published in the southern papers, but not sent to NAPIER, says Mr H R HOLDER has received returns of 474 sheep and 56 quarters of beef, shipped by the IONIC through the North British and Hawke's Bay Freezing Company. The returns show that the sheep averaged 75 lb and realised 17s per head net, or 21s with the wool. The bullocks averaged 735 lb, and realised 8 guineas per head net.

There was an alarm of fire yesterday afternoon, which for some time caused great excitement.

The cause was the explosion (or rather spontaneous combustion, for no report was heard) of some chemicals stored in a building in the rear of Mr H OWEN'S chemist's shop in Hastings Street.

A boy who is employed in the establishment was at work near the building when the outbreak occurred, and his attention was aroused by the persistent baking of a dog in the yard.


McCLEARY-At Bedford Terrace, Waipukurau, James Mc Cleary, the beloved son of James and Margaret McCLEARY, aged 5 years and 5 months.

The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. today (Tuesday).


They say misfortunes never come singly. It is only a short time ago that I advised you of the death by fire of Mr Stephen THORPE'S young daughter, and now, after an exceedingly brief interval, I have to inform you of a second calamity of the same kind that has just happened to another of our country settlers,

Mr James FLETCHER, of FRASERTOWN. It appears that last Saturday Mrs FLETCHER, who was engaged cooking at the time, went out of the kitchen for a short while, leaving her little girl, aged about five years in the room. The poor child went too near the fire and by some mischance her clothes caught alight and she was speedily in a blaze. The mother hearing the child's screams rushed back at once, and enveloping the girl in a blanket promptly extinguished the flame's, but not before the child was seriously scorched about the legs and body.

Dr KEYWORTH, who was at once sent for was unremitting in his attentions, but the shock had been too great, and the little sufferer expired early this morning.
HBH Nov 21 1888 Local and Court

The adjourned meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of LUCAS and HUMPHREYS, with the deputy assignee presiding.

It was decided that the assignee and Messrs JENSEN and NAPHTALI be appointed to confer with the Manager of the Bank of New Zealand as to the best method of realising the estate.

It was decided to allow Mr LUCAS to retain all his furniture, and the meeting adjourned.

Railway Band will play in Clive Square this evening.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE R.M.,
Judgment for the plaintiff in each of the following civil cases.
T CATE V LORRIGAN-Judgment debt of £3 8s less £3 paid; defendant to pay balance by the 30th of December or be imprisoned for ten days.
Civil Cases heard in the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday were remarkable for contradictory evidence. In one case William NEWTON sued RUDDOCK and FRYER for £2 10s, the value of a lamp sent to defendants for repair, but by some mistake smashed.

In other case James MILLS sued to recover £6 1s 6d from Edward POINTON for saddlery supplied. The defence was that defendant's son ordered the goods, and that defendant refused to be liable for his son's debts.


HARDING-On the 20th November, at Roslyn road, Napier,
the wife of W B HARDING, a daughter.

HBH Nov 22 1888

Creditors of Edward BRENTON, drover, were to have met yesterday but none put in an appearance.

To the Deputy Assignee BRENTON explained that his debts were: -£208 15s 1d, his chief creditor being Mr MERRYLEES, Kaikora, for £100.

His assets were £28.

Most of his liabilities, including that of Mr MERRYLEES, accrued while he was following the calling of a hawker. After that he took to driving sheep, and was then for a time steward of the Hastings Working Men's Club, which, on being wound up, owed him nearly three months' salary.

Waste Land Board

Held its usual monthly meeting yesterday, there being present: -
Messrs WILLIAMS (chief commissioner)

The Chief Commissioner reported a great demand for land, over 18,000 acres having been applied for in this land district during the last month.

It was decided to re-offer run No 1 TARAMARAMA, for lease, the land having been abandoned by the lessee.

R E STEVENS, lessee of another run on the same block, applied for a reduction of rent, which it was not in the power of the Board to grant

Mr F GOULLET, lessee of sections 2 and 3, TARAMARAMA, wished to abandon his lease, but the Board declined the request.

F C COOPER, holder of a small run at TAUTANE, was allowed an extension of time in which to make improvements if he paid up arrears.

It was decided to offer for lease a number of pastoral runs in the POVERTY BAY and OPOITI districts.

It was decided to forfeit a number of village sections at MATAMAU unless the holders went up to reside on the land or transferred their sections at once.

Mr HALLET, on behalf of the settlers at PUKETITIRI, asked that a block there should be set aside for educational and recreational purposes, but the board required further information before taking action.

It was decided to charge the WAIROA County Council 5s per 1000ft for timber cut on Crown Lands.

A number of small settlers being in arrears, each case was considered on its merits, extension of time being given in some instances and the land being forfeited in others. Several transfers were granted and other formal business transacted.

Local news

One of the cottages recently erected in Station Street is to let. Applications to Mr HIGGINS or Mr FORTUNE

Partnership between D LEDWARD and G S FISBER, sheep farmers, WAIROA, has been dissolved. Moneys owing to and payable by the late firm will be respectively received and paid by Mr FISHER

Free Coaches will leave the CLARENDON Hotel at 2 o'clock next Saturday to convey intending purchasers over the PETANE estate, the sale of which will take place on the 12th of December.

Councillor SMITH last night, at the conclusion of the business before the Borough Council, congratulated Mr SWAN on his re-election as Mayor for a fourth time.

HBH Nov 23 1888

Ormondville School
Mr GROOM, as chairman of the local school committee, visited the Ormondville school on Tuesday in order to ascertain how many of the children would visit the Waipawa exhibition in charge of the teacher. It was later decided that about 70 children would be sent down.

Local News and Court

Tender of Messrs Mc LEAN and Sons, Auckland, for repairs to the barque LANGSTONE has been accepted

According to Woodville contemporary the Rev E ROBERTSHAWE and Mr C HALL will be candidates for the next vacancies on the Education Board.

In recognition of the Fire Brigade preventing the fire and Mr OWEN's spreading to their premises Messrs RINGLAND and THOMAS have sent two guineas to the brigade

Resident Magistrate"s Court yesterday

Mr BEECHY suspected of lunacy, was remanded for medical examination

Evidence taken in the cases of Government Commissioner v DENTON (Wellington) and MILLER v WARD (Gisborne), but there was no appearance of the parties and the cases were struck out.

Tonight being the farewell performance of the coloured minstrels at the Theatre Royal a jubilee concert will be presented.

One of the cottages recently erected in Station Street is to let. Applications to Mr HIGGINS or to Mr FORTUNE

The partnership between D LEDWARD and G S FISHER, sheep farmers, WAIROA, has been dissolved.


PIRIE-At Argyle Cottage, Carlyle Street, Napier, NZ, on the 21st November, the wife of Robert Davidson PIRIE, of a daughter.


HAYDEN-At NAPIER, on the 22nd November, John HAYDEN, aged 53, after a lingering illness.

SAVAGE William

Ormondville correspondent: -
An inquest was held yesterday at the CROWN Hotel, Norsewood, before Mr S JOHNSON and a jury of six on the body of William SAVAGE.

Mr W SMALL was chosen foreman of the jury.

Evidence from Dr von MIRBACH, who had made a post mortem examination of the body, showed that SAVAGE had died through an attack of apoplexy, and that the brain and lungs of the deceased were in a very bad state, and also that aneurism of the aorta was present.
After 20 minutes the following verdict:

"The jury are of the opinion that the deceased William SAVAGE died through an attack of apoplexy, accelerated by indulgence in alcoholic drink, but that no blame attached to anyone, as all reasonable means had been used to prevent him from drinking too much." The jury, with one exception were all total abstainers-

HBH Nov 24 1888

The defalcations of BUTLER, the Deputy Registrar of the Stamp Branch of the Registrar-General's Department, have been ascertained to amount to £63,000

*** Item abridged by Elaine and is available upon request

Clive Correspondent writes: -

A concert was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday night in aid of the Catholic Church building fund.

The best piece of performance I have witnessed for a long time was by a little girl of ten or perhaps twelve years of age, a Miss ALDRIDGE. She sand and danced the Highland fling to the great delight and applause of the whole house. Her voice is sweet, and I am sure that in years to come she will prove to be a feather in the cap of the lucky one who has her under tuition.

On Thursday night Mr HOLMES, of HAVELOCK, observed an unoccupied butcher's shop to be on fire, and promptly raised an alarm.

A bucket brigade was extemporised, and though it was seen from the first that the building in which the fire originated was doomed, it was hoped that the Mechanics' Institute could be saved.

To guard against contingencies, however, the library and furniture of the institute were removed, and just in time, for soon afterwards the building was a mass of charred ruins.

Mr PULFORD's shop was in imminent danger, but was saved by strenuous exertions. The shop destroyed, which was owned by Mr CULLEN of HASTINGS was insured for £200 in the NATIONAL and £100 in the SOUTH BRITISH.

The MECHANICS' Institute was insured for £100 in the latter office.

***Note by Elaine-note surname was spelt two different ways FORD/LORD?

There was the narrowest possible escape from a fatal accident-indeed; it may yet prove to be fatal-on the railway line at the SHAMROCK crossing yesterday morning. As a special train for TOMOANA was approaching the crossing the driver noticed two carts on the road. He blew the whistle to warn them, but their occupants did not appear to notice the warning.

The first cart passed safely, and the second was all but over when the engine struck it. Two men named LORD and CLEGG, and a youthful sone of the latter occupied it. The cart was literally smashed to pieces, and the occupants were thrown violently out. The two men were injured, but not as seriously as might have been expected. The boy, however, was thrown an extraordinary height into the air, and fell on his head. It is wonderful he was not kill4ed outright.

The three sufferers were taken on board the train, which at once put back to NAPIER, where Dr INNES attended to the injured. CLEGG seemed to be least hurt, and was able to walk to a cab,
FORD had to be conveyed home on a stretcher, but the former appeared to be the worst last night. The boy was suffering from concussion of the brain, and up to a late hour last night had not recovered consciousness. To show the force of the collision it may be mentioned that the tire of one of the cartwheels was picked up nearly a hundred yards away.

Captain RUSSELL has £25,000 to lend on broad acres

Mr John CRERAR, bookseller and stationer, Hastings Street, changes his advertisement.

The Napier Boys' High School sports will be held on the Recreation Ground this afternoon.

Mr George BOOL. Onepoto Gully, has for sale the furniture in a private home


Mr MORRIS, of New Zealand, has been awarded a special prize for all round play in the draughts competition.

Napier Magistrate's Court

Captain PREECE presided in the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday and sentenced Joseph Mc CABE to six months' imprisonment for being on the police station premises without legal reason. Mc CABE was arrested in the act of stealing constables' uniforms

Edward JARVIS for wilful damage at CLIVE. The Resident Magistrate said JARVIS should have sought his remedy at law if assaulted, and not revenged himself by destroying property. He was ordered to pay in all £5 19s, or go to gaol for a month.

The case of St CLAIR v St CLAIR, a wife's application for a maintenance order, was further adjourned to Monday.

Napier Cricket Juniors

Juniors meet on the Clive Cricket Club this afternoon at Farndon Park to play the first cup match of the season.

Mr SMITH of the Farndon Hotel has expended a considerable amount of time and money on the ground, and a good wicket may be expected.

Players: -

Emergencies: - COX, TOWNSHEND, Mc VAY.

HBH Nov 26 1888
Page Two

At St Mary's Church yesterday the Rev Father GROGAN stated that he had received a letter from Mr James FITGERALD, of BRISBANE, announcing the death, on the 10th inst., of his father, Mr Thomas Henry FITZGERALD, once a well-known Hawke's Bay resident.

Father GROGAN, after speaking at some length upon the many admirable qualities of the deceased gentleman, said that the congregation of St Mary's had particular reason to appreciate his generosity, as he had presented to them the greater part of their church site.

He announced that a requiem mass will be celebrated in his honor tomorrow morning.

Mr James FITZGERALD, in writing of his father's death, particularly requested that the intelligence be conveyed to the Rev Father REIGNIER, who, as our readers, know, had predeceased him by a fortnight.

He took a very active part in Hawke's Bay politics, and was instrumental in the separation of this province from Wellington, and on the formation of a new division became its first superintendent.

After leaving New Zealand he became the pioneer of the now great industry of sugar growing in Queensland. He also entered public life in that colony, and became Colonial Treasurer.

A few years since Mr FITZGERALD re-visited New Zealand, and the effects of the tying climate in which he had been residing were apparent in his appearance. He looked much aged, while as he himself said, "everyone in New Zealand seemed to remain young."

Mr FITZGERALD was by profession a civil engineer and was a native of KERRY.

During a portion of his sojourn in Queensland he practised his profession, and explored a large extent of country, afterwards starting sugar plantations and sugar mills in localities, which he regarded as suitable.

He was 64 years of age at the time of his death, and he leaves behind him a wife, eight sons, and three daughters.

Mr FITZGERALD is the owner of a picturesque property known as "Sturm's Gully," at one time possessed what is known as FITZGERALD estate, now cut into building allotments.

Mr FITZGERALD was also at one time interested in the old flour mill at the foot of Shakespeare road.


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