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HBH Sept 1 1888 Court

Case of NASH v Mc GILL and STUMBLES. On the 10th of November NASH was employed on the harbor as a blacksmith……………………more

Taradale correspondent writes: -

At the Oddfellow’s Hall one of the most enjoyable evenings ever held in the form of a farewell for Mr and Mrs HATHERALL, who are, I believe, following the lead of many more, and running to the other side to escape the effects of the present Protective and retrenchment policy of new Zealand. Committee of ladies, more especially Mesdames ANDERSON and BENNETT, who got up the affair and carried it through successfully.

Mrs MORRISON provided the music

Local and Waipawa

It is doubtful whether the case of PUKEPUKE v DOUGLAS set down for today, can be heard before the Chief Justice returns from Gisborne, for which place he is to leave this evening by the TARAWERA

Rev J G PATERSON sermon tomorrow morning will be “the Smile of God.”

Rev J EDWARDS will preach in the Methodist Free Church tomorrow.

Travelling is getting cheap these dull times, the Omnibus Company announcing that all their vehicles will run to and from the Spit for three pence each way, commencing this day.

Mr A YUILL has secured a fine specimen of a lamb with two heads, and has stuffed and mounted it.

Mr GREGORY-Manager of the Colombia rink

Waipawa correspondent writes under yesterday’s date: -

Waipawa is a great place for blowing; when the wind is not busy the flies are. Some boards in Mr RATHBONE’s timber paddock did a fandango in the air, cutting away the telephone wire and frightening passers by. The wind then blew some sheets of iron roofing from Mr S Mc GREEVY’s shop. It was not the high wind that blew the post down of Mr MARONEY’s veranda, but a butcher boy rounding the corner too sharp. The wind and the rain are engaged on an anything but pleasing duet all day.

At the Methodist Hall Carlyle St Napier- Sacred concert and Miss GRIBBLE the Auckland lady whose singing was so greatly appreciated, will again occupy a prominent position on the programme. Miss M TOWNSHEND, whose musical ability is well known to Napier audiences, will preside at the organ. The concert will be under the direction of


HBH Sept 1 1888 Synopsis of New Advertisements

Mr H P COHEN will sell at his mart a large number of unredeemed pledges under instructions from Mr H NAPHALI-licensed pawnbroker

Mr R BROOKING will hold his weekly horse Bazaar sale.

Mr R WELLWOOD furniture and effects next Monday on the premises of Mr Henry HAMMOND, Carlyle Street Napier

The Napier Bus Company announcing reduced fares to and from the Spit

Tenders: - for stock in trade, plant, and goodwill of lease of store at Danevirke.

Estate of Duncan MACKAY. The lease of the stores holds a purchasing clause.

Mr P A F BIRCH, sheriff announces he will cause to be sold on the 6th of September the cattle, horses, furniture & c., specified in the advertisement unless the execution and costs in the writ of sale between A J TURNER and W A RICHARDSON are sooner satisfied.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Mr G A PREECE R.M., an old offender named Mary KENNEDY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The sea was running high yesterday owing to the heavy gale.

Advertisement No 770 Joseph WELLS Fernhill 29th August 1888 Fencing Notice I hereby give notice to H R HOLDER, T FOREMAN, P HUSTON, J DIXON, or Owners of Sections Nos 50, 52, 59, 69, Fernhill township.

Advertisement 793 In the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Wellington district-HOLDEN at Napier Under Writ of Sale. Between Alfred James TURNER of Napier, Plaintiff and Execution Creditor, and William Airey RICHARDSON, of Petane Defendant. Paul A F BIRCH Sheriff Sheriff’s Office Napier 31st August 1888.

Napier Cricket Club annual general meeting was held at the Empire Hotel.

Mr C E EDWARDS in the chair.

Winners of averages for last season: - George WHITE J SPIVEYF BELLGeorge KENDALLS FANNIN H FANNIN

Junior batting average-E SCHWABE

Junior bowling average-H FANNIN

Office bearers elected: - President Mr W MAY Vice Presidents-Messrs EDWARDS and JACOBSHon Sec and Treasurer-Mr L MOORE Assist Sec and Treasurer-Mr H SWAN

General Committee: - Messrs PRAIN, J MARTIN, WHITE, GILBERD, KENDALL.

Match Committee: - Messrs PRAIN, KENDALL, WHITE

Delegates to Hawke’s Bay Cricketers’ Association: - Messrs MOORE and WHITE.

Practice Captain-Mr G PRAIN

Mrs W Steadman ALDIS of Auckland, sends to the Herald the following gem from an article in Nature, by A J DUFFIELD, of Michigan U.S. “I may say, however, that when I visited New Zealand in 1884 there were in one of the canoes which came off to our ship several naked natives, who had disfigured their faces by blackening their noses and eyes, and running a black fillet round the face, which came them a villainous aspect.”

Mrs ALDIS adds: - I shall be much obliged if you can tell me in what part of New Zealand such a phenomenon would greet the casual traveller?

It must have surely been somewhere in the south. If such practices be usual down there, they may afford one explanation of the anxiety of southerners to do away with the San Francisco mail service, so that our savagery may not be exposed


Freights in the intercolonial shipping trade have been increased 25 percent

The seamen shipped at AUCKLAND on the ZEALANDIA have been posted as ‘blacklegs.”

Next meeting of the Australasian Society of Science shall take place in MELBOURNE in January 1890. In the following year a meeting will be held in New Zealand. Professor HUTTON read a paper this evening on the goldfields in New Zealand



The following members have been elected unopposed for the Legislative Council.

South Yarra-Sir J Mc BAIN

Southern District-Sir W J CLARKE




The ketch COLONIST, bound from LYTTELTON to WAITARA, went ashore off the old pilot station this morning about 11 o’clock. The crew, consisting of Captain BAYLEY and three men, were all drowned except one seaman, whose name has not yet been ascertained. He states that the vessel lost her rudder of Cape CAMPBELL yesterday, and that the Captain decided to run for WELLINGTON before the southerly gale. She was riding safely when the TARAWERA Captain SINCLAIR passed about 9 30. About an hour afterwards the anchor dragged and the vessel went on to the rocks in a heavy sea, and immediately broke up. The Captain’s body has been washed ashore. The survivor lies in an exhausted condition at a fisherman’s hut near the scene of the wreck. The names of the other members of the crew are not yet known. One was not a regular hand, but was working his passage.


Much excitement was occasioned in town this morning on receipt of the news of the wreck of the schooner COLONIST outside the Heads, and that three of the crew had perished. The COLONIST was of 43 tons register, owned by Messrs E and T BAYLEY, and commanded by Captain BAYLEY, part-owner……………………………………………...

………………….more…… then……………On board were Charles BAILEY (master); Charles BURNS, A.B; a man known as “Mike,” and another whose name is not known. This last mentioned person had been working as a potter in DUNEDIN, where he had lived for some years past with his wife and family.

Captain BAILEY leaves a wife and family, who reside at WAITARA.

p3 A YOUNG and N GRACE Wellington

Parliament has been programmed by prorogued by proclamation till the 8th December

The annual report of the Wellington Racing club shows a profit of £260, thus reducing the liabilities to £270. The club has secured the lease of the Island Bay racecourse for twelve months, but the race meetings will be held as hitherto at the Hutt, the Island Bay course being retained for training purposes

Mr A YOUNG, who has for the past 15 years taken a prominent position in the club, has recently handed the starter's flag to Mr N GRACE, and he was accorded a special vote of thanks for his past services

HBH Sept 3 1888 Gisborne


The fishing smack THREE BROTHERS , of about 20 tons, left here on Thursday for a bay along the coast to load posts.

The vessel got caught by a heavy southeast gale and sea, which sprang up in the night.

No shelter being available, and knowing the vessel would be unable to live in the sea, the captain ran the vessel ashore on Sandy Beach, where was broken to atoms. The men on board managed to get shore.
New Plymouth Saturday.

The schooner COLONIST, which has been wrecked at Wellington, is said to have been the schooner, which took the refugees from Poverty Bay to Auckland after the TE KOOTI massacre in 1868.

Masterton Saturday

A farmhouse at Opaki, known as BANISTER’s Old Homestead, was burnt down yesterday.

It was owned by Mr BUICK, and occupied by Mr LYONS. The building was insured in the New Zealand office for £300. The contents were uninsured.


Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday

Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

David WATSON fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU have for sale 15 acres of land near the Park racecourse.

Mr S GOLDING, boot manufacturer and importer Taradale, inserts a business advertisement.

Mr C R STEVENS tenders thanks to the Brigades for their efforts to save his property yesterday morning. He notifies his regular customers that he will endeavor to make arrangements to supply their wants as usual, and that letters addressed to his private residence Carlyle street Napier will be attended to.

Tenders are invited by Messrs GALLEWAY and NIVEN for the erection of a workshop at the Spit.

The Temperance Hotel have a number of servants there awaiting engagements.

REIDY-Death at Greenmeadows, on the 2nd of September, Anne, infant daughter of Thomas and Mary REIDY, aged 12 months and two weeks.

The funeral will leave Greenmeadows for the Napier Cemetery at 2.30 p.m. this day.

Friends please accept this intimation.

Superior Court

Court of Bankruptcy held on Saturday before his Honor the Chief Justice, the assignee being represented by Mr Mc LEAN.

Case of George BEATTIE, the deferred payment selector whose position has been reported, to stand over till the next sittings of the Court, to enable the debtor to arrange a mortgage over his property to pay his creditors in full.

A discharge after two months was granted to Mr W A WARREN

Samuel GRAHAM, regarding a preferential claim had to be dealt with and case adjourned till his Honor’s return from Gisborne.

A discharge was granted in the case of Anthony LEWIS.

Allan FRANCE Application to prove in the estate of Henry James BAKER, deceased-to stand over till next sittings of the Court.
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William LYNCH, of the Bellringers of that name, was married in Melbourne recently to Miss Johanna STALTZ, who is the first lady subjected to Lunch law in these colonies.

London-August 30

Per Press Association


Mr HARE, Mayor of SURBITOU, in SURREY, was shot dead by his son, who had recently returned from AUSTRALIA; whither he had been sent for the benefit of his health. The young man who was known to be suffering from violent suicidal tendencies, after killing his father, shot himself dead with the same revolver


News has reached us here that the CHRISTCHURCH coach to HOKITIKA had only gone two miles from the BEALEY when a heavy slip was met with. This having been cleared away others were encountered. At OTIRA nearly the whole road has slipped away, leaving barely four feet of passage. It will take a week to clear a roadway out of the side of the hill. The passengers included Mr R J SEDDON, and he and another procured horses at the accommodation house and went on to KUMARA.

The coal miners at BRUNNERTON suspecting that the Union company's PUKAKI is coming here to load coal for MELBOURNE are resolved, should that be so, to refuse to load her. They are much interested in the NEWCASTLE strike, but it is generally believed that will not refuse to load other than AUSTRALIAN boats.


The former has won a rifle match between the first Canterbury battalion and the second battalion of the Devonshire regiment of regulars by 15 points. The volunteers fired with Sniders and the regulars with Martinis.


The following team has been selected to represent OTAGO against CANTERBURY: -


The share list of the KAURI TIMBER Company is closed, nearly the whole of the issue being taken up

Baron Von MUELLER has been elected president of the 1889 of the AUSTRALASIAN Society for the advancement of Science.

The miners' funds only amount to £3,000, which is about sufficient only to pay 12 shillings per head.

H M S DIAMOND, which has been relieved on the Australian station, sailed today for PORTSMOUTH viz AUCKLAND.


A boy named PEARSON has been discovered to be suffering from smallpox of a mild form at LAUNCESTON


Theodore HANSEN, convicted of murdering one of the crew of the schooner LUCANIA, on the voyage from NEW YORK, has been sentenced to four years' imprisonment for manslaughter.


Saturday-Telegraphic news
Per United Press Association

THAMES GAS Company annual meeting of shareholders was held yesterday.

Mr C B STONE re-elected Director
Mr G FRASER-Auditor

Ann MAHONEY was charged at the Police Court yesterday with setting fire to a house at PARNELL and was committed for trial.

Her husband James MAHONEY, who was accused of being concerned in the same offence was discharged.

An old man named J O'CALLAGHAN took a dose of strychnine at the TEMPERANCE boarding house yesterday. A stomach pump was however used, and the man, who is now recovering, was taken to the hospital.

HBH Sept 4 1888

United Methodist Free Church repetition of the sacred concert was an even greater success than on the first occasion.

The choir under the direction of Mr Rees WATKINS

Miss GRIBBLE sang

Miss C TOWNSHEND also duet with Miss GRIBBLE



Miss C TOWNSHEND and Mr Mc ALPINE - duet.




Miss M TOWNSHEND acted as organist.

Chair occupied by Rev J EDWARDS


Under yesterday’s date: -

The school committee held their monthly meeting today.

Present-Captain RUSSELL M.H.R. (Chairman)


Miss CAULTON resigned her position as pupil teacher owing to ill health, and resignation accepted with regret

The report of Mr SMITH, the master, stated that the attendance had been unsettled owing to the prospective opening of the Catholic school.

After some discussion it was resolved that an arrangement similar to that in Napier be made with the Police in Hastings for carrying out the clause making attendance at the school compulsory.

The Inspector’s report showed that of 399 pupils, 5 were absent, 7 “excepted.” 48 failed, and 180 passed.

The Hastings School opened today with 51 pupils

The Hastings Fire Brigade has challenged the Hastings volunteers to a friendly game of football.


The Deputy Assignee has accepted the tender of Mr RASMUSSEN for the stock in trade of the bankrupt estate of Duncan Mc KAY.

Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday

Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Patrick MULLEN charged with drunkenness. Pleaded for a chance and was dismissed with a caution.

Sheep farmers will be interested in a useful little machine patented by Messrs A JONES and Sons, of the Waipukurau Implement Works. The machine is for cutting and punching the iron bands used for binding wool bales, and is not only moderate in cost, but can be worked easily by a boy.
London-August 31

The Daily News, in a leading article characterises the provisions of the new treaty as rank Protection, and strongly denounces Mr GOSCHEN for the part he has played in the negotiations.

The adhesion of England, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Holland, Russia, and Egypt to the sugar Bounties Convention is unreserved. France, Brazil, and Sweden reserve their liberty to join later on if they see fit.

A fire, which occurred at the London docks, did some damage, mainly to colonial produce.

It is just possible that Lord CARRINGTON, Governor of New South Wales, will pay a flying visit to England next year.

Diamonds have been discovered among the samples of the Mc DONNELL rubies sent here from Australia

John WALKER, an old resident at OPOHE, over 70 years of age, was found dead in his bed on Saturday. He must have been dead a couple of days when discovered.

He leaves considerable property, but no relatives in the colony.

At the inquest today it was proved he had over £2000 in his possession at the time of his death.


The final courses of the All-aged Stakes and St Leger Stakes were run on Saturday at PLUMPTON Park. The latter event was won by Paddy-go-Easy, while the All-Aged Stakes fell to Union Jack

The following team has been selected to represent AUCKLAND in the forthcoming match against the English footballers


The Criminal sittings of the Supreme Court opened today.

Albert JOHNSON-a youth of 16 years was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment for larceny.

A similar sentence in the case of Henry DARBY-who pleaded guilty to breaking and entering premises of M CASEY and stealing a small sum of money

Emanuel OLIVER-pleaded guilty to seven charges of illegally pawning and one of larceny as a bailee. He had traded as the “American Watch Company” and a number of watches given to him to repair were pawned-sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

James BLOOMFIELD, an old offender, received seven years’ penal servitude for breaking and entering a house.

Edward PRENTISS convicted of stealing from a dwelling at RANGIRIRI, admitted to probation for twelve months.

A fire broke out yesterday in a shop and dwelling-house on the Remuera Road, occupied by Messrs TRUBSHAW Bros., and as there were no means of checking the progress of the flames they spread to the adjacent shop and dwelling occupied by W ADCOCK, butcher. Both buildings, together with a building used as a storehouse were destroyed. Mr TRUBSHAW’S premises were insured for £300, the stock for £400, and the furniture for £20 in the New Zealand Office.

Two houses in Kyber Pass Road were burned last night. The buildings were the property of Mr EATON and were insured for £200 each in the South British. Mr L W EATON whose furniture and stock held by Norwich Union office a risk of £200 occupied one of the houses. Mr HENDERSON, who resided in the other house, had his furniture insured for £40 with the Royal company.

John JOHNS, a highly respected miner, died suddenly on Saturday evening. The cause of death was heart disease, and no inquest will be held.

Mary DAVIS, charged with the attempted murder of her husband at Mount Pheasant, has been further remanded for a week.


The drive under the copper lode is in 180 ft. The lode was struck precisely where Mr WASHBOURNE, the NELSON expert, predicted it would be. The lode is very rich. A company with a capital of £60,000 is to be formed to work the lode, and it is expected that half the capital will be subscribed in NAPIER at once.


MR ATKINSONS'S residence at WOODBANK, on the plains, is described as "completely ruined." At the stations at Leslie Hills and St Helen's the damage has been considerable. Mr LOW is removing his furniture from St Helen's to Jack's Pass. At Waiau several chimneys were demolished, and in the cemetery a monument was overturned. At Waikari the shocks were more or less continuous at 7 a.m. Intermittent vibrations were felt from 2 to 2.30 p.m.

At the Police Court today Joseph DELAHUNT, charged with stabbing Wm Mc LEAN at PAPANUI on August 18th, was dismissed

The Cathedral Chapter have vote £5 to ANDERSON, the steeple-keeper, for his bravery, in ascending the tower and securing the cross immediately after the shock.


The Hamner Plains springs were on Saturday greatly agitated, throwing up quantities of mud and gas. Rents in the earth have occurred in several places on the Hamner plains and Upper Waiau. Gas is bubbling up from a number of them.

Mr GUNN, rabbit inspector, walked across the Hamner plains from ROGERSON to WAIAU Bridge on Saturday, and says that the whole plain seemed to be seething, gas and water bubbling in many places.


Very gloomy reports are being received from some of the western stations regarding the severity of the drought. It is stated that owing to the dry weather rabbits have been dying off by thousands, and there are scarcely any left in some districts. Sheep and cattle are also dying off in large numbers on some of the stations. A WILCANNIA telegram says that some of the station managers propose to abandon their homesteads and come to the township to live. The present outlook is said to be the worst known drought for many years.

A fatal fight occurred the other day at BUGELBONE, near SILLIGA. Two men named James WALDROW and William TINNAL fought several rounds. The latter was badly injured, and died shortly after the fights.

A man named Henry ANDERSON has poisoned himself by taking a quantity of "rough on rats" on board a river steamer. The poison was laid for rats, and the man, who works as a painter, took some home to end his misery because he was suffering severely from rheumatism. He lingered for some time after taking the poison, dying in great agony.


George RENNIE, a single man aged 55, residing with his brother at Upper THORNTON, was working on Monday morning, August 27th, on his selection, about 2 miles from his brother's home and in the wildest portion of the bush.

He accompanied two other selectors named BEATTIE to a chock and log fence in course of being constructed close to the edge of a deep and rocky precipice. While the two BEATTIES were in the act of felling a tree RENNIE was seen making his way down the side, which is almost perpendicular, for the purpose of ascertaining the locality of the water. When he was near the bottom the tree fell, and in doing so struck a large dry tree, which shot down the declivity at a terrific rate. Before RENNIE could escape the tree struck him on his right leg, and literally smashed the joint downward in pieces.

The men above quickly repaired to the scene, when a dreadful sight presented itself. No time was lost in traversing the thick country, but unfortunately the bush, being almost impenetratable, there was a great delay in conveying RENNIE to where he could have surgical aid.

Ultimately, however, the sufferer arrived at the ALEXANDRA hospital, nearly twelve hours after meeting with the accident, in a very low state from the loss of blood. A doctor administered chloroform, and amputated the sufferer's right leg above the knee, but just as the operation was concluded the mean breathed his last.
VICTORIA Accident 2

***Note by Elaine-Surname of NICHOLL/NICHOL

At about the same time that RENNIE was being conveyed from the scene of his accident a sad fatality overtook a brave young lady named Jane NICHOL, a daughter of an old and respected resident of Upper THORNTON. Hearing of the accident to RENNIE she gallantly offered her services to RENNIE'S sister-in-law by fording the river GOULBOURN.

This the sister-in-law endeavoured to dissuade her from, but she persisted, and procuring a horse she ventured to cross the GOULBOURN at a spot where fording the stream is particularly dangerous owning to the bottom of the river being of a rocky, uneven nature and slippery.

Miss NICHOLL , followed her two sisters to the bank to watch the daring feat. When Miss NICHOLL reached the middle of the stream her horse slipped from under her and she was seen struggling in the water. Her riding skirt was caught in the saddle,, which made escape impossible, but in consequence of her still maintaining her hold of the bridle the horse moved round, violently plunged, and in an instant the girl was seen floating away and her horse swimming back.

Upon reaching the bank a portion of the girl's skirt was found fixed to the horn of the saddle. The unfortunate girl was seen drifting down the centre of the river for a considerable distance by her sisters.

It is supposed that the horse became excited when Miss NICHOL left the saddle, and in plunging struck her, causing her to let go her hold of the bridle, and that when she floated away she was insensible.

Nothing more has been seen of her, though the police have been dragging the river in the hope of recovering the body.

She was a fine horsewoman, and her act is looked upon as one of great bravery.

This sad calamity following on the death of the unfortunate man RENNIE has cast a gloom over the whole of THORNTON and ALEXANDRA districts.



After a prolonged inquiry into the circumstances of the ELMORE murder the jury returned a verdict to the effect that the swagger, John DUGGAN, had been wilfully and foully murdered by William HARRISON, a carter of SANDHURST.

They added rider expressing their high opinion of the able manner in which the police had collected the evidence.

In reply the coroner, HARRISON stated that he had nothing to say, and had no complaint to make against the manner in which the inquiry had been conducted.

The Coroner then committed HARRISON to take his trial at the criminal session at ECHUCA on the 25th SEPTEMBER

The inquiry occupied twelve days, lasting over seven weeks, during which time eighty-six witnesses were called.


The drive under the copper lode is in 180 ft. The lode was struck precisely where Mr WASHBOURNE, the NELSON expert, predicted it would be. The lode is very rich. A company with a capital of £60,000 is to be formed to work the lode, and it is expected that half the capital will be subscribed in NAPIER at once.

HBH Sept 5 1888 Inquest Captain BAYLEY

At the inquest yesterday on the body of Captain BAYLEY, of the schooner COLONIST, Charles BURNS the only survivor of the wreck, gave evidence to the same effect as has been telegraphed.

Evidence was adduced that the signalman reported to the Harbor Board that a vessel was in distress and that had a steamer been sent out on receipt of the information possibly the lives of the men and also the vessel would have been saved.

The jury found a verdict of accidental death and added the following rider: -

“We are of the opinion that there was ample time from when the vessel was reported flying a signal of distress to have rendered assistance by sending a steamer from Wellington. We find that gross negligence was displayed on the part of the harbor authorities or others, and we recommend that a strict investigation be held into the matter.” None of the other bodies have come ashore.



Mr LANARCH and others have just returned from Wakamarua. They visited the Mahakipawa fields.

Mr LANARCH informs the EXPRESS that in his opinion the dirt is very rich at Mahakipawa, and the filed is likely to carry a number of men. The above is merely sent as a record, and must not be taken as inviting a rush, for as yet there is nothing to justify any flocking over of poor men.

New Plymouth-Captain BAILEY

***Note by Elaine note the surname spelling variant from the last written item ?

An extraordinary occurrence is reported in connection with the body of Captain BAILEY, who was drowned at Wellington Heads on Thursday last.

The body reached Waitara by train from Wellington last evening at 5 p.m. and was taken to the deceased’s residence.

Father CASSIDY, Mr DICKEY, schoolmaster, and some others were present on its arrival, and it was decided to open the coffin, which was enclosed in a hermetically sealed case.

When the outer case was opened Mr DICKEY looked through the glass in the coffin lid and uttered a exclamation of horror,. Father CASSIDY also looked, and he states that he saw the lids of the deceased open and shut several times. Mr DICKEY also declares that he saw the eyes open and shut.

The coffin was at once opened, and the body was taken out.

Attempts were made to try to re animate the body by every possible means.

Meantime Dr BLUNDEN was sent for, but being away from home his aid could not be procured for several hours later.

The means for resuscitation were kept up for over an hour, but without success, and when Dr BLUNDEN arrived he pronounced life to be extinct, although he admitted that the body had an unusually lifelike appearance, especially considering the deceased had been drowned five days previously.

The deceased was buried this afternoon at Waitara with Masonic ceremonial.


BROUGH-On September 4th, at his residence, Southland Garden, Southland-road Hastings. John Cheney BROUGH, late of Longton Staffordshire, aged 42 years- Home papers please copy.

The funeral will leave the above residence on Thursday at 3 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation-D SIMON, Undertaker
Among the many improvements now going on or recently completed at the Spit are two new shops built by Mr DENHOLM, which are substantial and good looking buildings.

The old shop occupied by Mr MEBAN has also been added to and renovated that it looks as if the original building has been altogether removed.

A crop of “drunks” dealt with qt the Resident Court yesterday by Mr G A PREECE R.M, the bad times apparently not having the effect of reducing the inebriate average.

Cornelius CORRIGAN, an old offender, who pleaded that he had been at work since last before the Court was fined £1 and costs

Matthew BRADLEY, also an old offender, was sentenced to seven days hard labor

John KELLY who had also made previous appearances in Court, was fined £1 and costs

John EDIE, well known, was sentenced to a month’s hard labor for being at night unlawfully in a railway carriage.

Mary HAYES, charged with lunacy, was certified to be sane and was discharged.

Civil Court

Before Mr G A PREECE. Judgment for plaintiff in each of the following









Saturday night at ten minutes past twelve o’clock a fire broke out in Mr C STEVENS general store, Carlyle street, Napier, the result being the total destruction of the building and stock. In this case the origin of the fire is known, as Mr STEVENS was in his shop and witnessed the accident, which caused the conflagration.

He had been madding up orders till a late hour, and after despatching them went into his office to take account of the cash and cheques received. Gas was laid on in the shop, but to light him in the office Mr STEVENS used a large kerosene lamp.

This suddenly exploded with a loud report, and in a few moments the place was in a blaze, the manner in which the burning oil was scattered by the explosion filling the office with flame and smoke.

Mr STEVENS rushed out into the street and raised an alarm, arousing the people who lived in the adjacent premises.

Canterbury Cup Nominations

Sporting News

Canterbury Cup

By Telegraph

Christchurch, Sunday

The following nominations were made on Saturday night.















From what is stated it appears certain that Captain BAYLEY, of the ill-fated COLONIST, was confined before life was extinct. The evidence of two persons, one of them being a shrewd observer like Father CASSIDY, seems to put the question beyond reasonable doubt.

It is stated that the Napier Bus Company would carry parcels and letter at ticket rates. The statement requires modification, as it is illegal for any private individual or company to carry letters unless specially authorised to do so by the Postal Department, but of course parcels containing written communications can be carried.

Two judgment debt cases were heard at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

W R BLYTHE v Edward LEYLAND-case dismissed with costs against the creditor

Thomas MURRAY v Robert DOHERTY-adjourned for a month.

Mr P A HERMAN will sell on the premises Carlyle Street Napier, next Friday morning, the furniture and effects of Mr J O’KANE

The sheriff’s sale in the case of TURNER v RICHARDSON has been withdrawn by mutual arrangement.

Mr George SCARFE family grocer Dickens Street has changed his advertisement.

The premises of Mrs D LEVI, tobacconist Hastings Street will be closed tomorrow evening and Thursday till 6 p.m.

The annual show of the Hawke’s Bay A and P Society will be held on the 4th and 5th October

Herr CALON’s annual concert will be held at the Theatre Royal on the 18th instant.

Tenders are invited for the lease of the land lately in the occupation of the late Thomas BISHOP

Messrs BARRY Bros Tennyson street and the Spit change their advertisement.

Spring Race Meeting Nominations

October 1st and 2nd 1888

Messrs: -











George Mc LEAN



Jacob ENKO





George ELLIS








James MUNN



EMPSON England

An inquest was held at YORK the other day on the body of a child, which had been found dead, when it was suggested that the inquiry should be adjourned. One of the jurymen, named Henry EMPSON, a boot maker, thereupon said. “But what if I were dead sir?” The coroner replied that in those circumstances he would be excused, and matter was treated as a joke; but when the jury reassembled it was found that EMPSON had committed suicide, and that another juryman had been missing from his home for two or three days.


Per United Press Association


Mr Walter PRINCE, on behalf of the Thomson-Houston International Electric Company, BOSTON, proposes to supply the AUCKLAND Tramway Company with electric cars and power. He will undertake to provide the power at a charge of 7d per mile. The horses at present cost 10 1/2d per mile, and result of the change would be a saving of £3000 per year. The Tramway favourably entertained the proposal.

At a meeting of the city Council this evening the bronze medal of the royal Humane Society was presented to Constable L Mc DONELL for his having saved the life of James BRIGGS. Mc DONNELL rescued BRIGGS when the latter fell into the harbor at AUCKLAND,, on the night of 31st May, 1887. Thomas SCARROTT, who went to the assistance of Joseph YOUNG and Norah TUOHY when a boat in which they were capsized in November 1886, was presented with the certificate of the society.



Mr Mc CALLUM, who was employed by the government to give instructions to those engage in dairy industries, has been compelled owing to ill-health to give up the undertaking.

At a meeting in connection with the proposed New Zealand Institute of Surveyors thirteen delegates from all parts of the colony were present.

Meeting was presided over by Mr J C Mc KERROW, Surveyor-General. The society was then formally incorporated with nearly 300 members.

The body of E GORMLEY, cab proprietor was found on the Te ARO foreshore this morning. Deceased was seen last night and it is not known how he came to be in the water, it is believed he fell off the breastwork.

The Hon Sir F WHITAKER and Messrs HISLOP and MITCHELSON left by the train en route to AUCKLAND this morning. The Hon Mr FERGUS goes south on Monday on his way to MELBOURNE, stopping at CHRISTCHURCH to confer with the Volunteer officers regarding the new regulations.



A fire occurred last night in Maxwell Road at CORBETT’S temperance boarding house.

The proprietor and family and most of his eight boarders were asleep. Providentially one boarder named WALKER, a billiardist, returned late and on entering the house he found a man on the sofa in the sitting room, which was full of smoke. He roused the landlord.

The boarders lost everything, and the family only just got out in time. The house and nearly all the contents were quite destroyed.

CORBETT’S furniture was insured for £85

The adjoining house (RAYNER’S) and the opposite one (Dr CLEGHORNE’S) were saved with difficulty. Constable FRANKLIN arrested a man at the COMMERCIAL Hotel this morning for being illegally on the premises of the destroyed premises.

He proved to be a Dane named Peter JACOBSON. He said he went in for a bed, but as he could not make anyone hear, he lay adown.

He went before the R M but no evidence connecting him with the fire was adduced. He was sent to gaol for fourteen days.

South Districts


The export of coal last week was 4315 tons, over 2000 tons being sent away on Saturday

The local shareholders of the Equitable Insurance Association have appointed Mr G S SMITH, of Messrs SMITH and BARKLEY, to proceed to DUNEDIN to represent the local shareholders at the next extra-ordinary meeting

The rush at FORD’S Creek, Black Ball, is turning out very well. One of the claims at FAIRHALL’S rush, near GREYMOUTH, had a very successful washing up.


The half-yearly sittings of the Supreme Court were commenced today before Mr Justice WILLIAMS.

James Skinner GORDON-charged with forging the name of Alexander MURDOCH to a cheque and was sentenced to two years’ hard labor.

Robert MAHONE, Henry MUNRO, and Thos. KNIGHT was charged with the larceny of a watch from the person of Alexander MARSHALL. The jury found only MAHONE guilty, and he was remanded for sentence.

Edward DARE and Michael MORGAN-charged with larceny of £3 from the person of

Thomas NORTON-acquitted

Mary EWART-charged with the larceny of a cheque for £4 10s, the property of

James PATERSON. Verdict not guilty returned by the jury.


A Chinaman named Le Mow SING was found hanging in a room in a store in Stafford Street this afternoon, and is supposed to have committed suicide. He was a miner, and had come from GORE on the previous day. He went for a walk with his brother and went to his room to have a sleep, he was found hanging from the ceiling and life was extinct.

The HAUROTO took away to MELBOURNE TODAY 16,000 bags of oats. She went down the Victoria channel drawing 19 feet 6 inches.

Patience GRAHAM, a young girl of respectable parents, was charged at the Police court today with several thefts. From the circumstances it appears to be a case of kleptomania. A jacket, which she had taken, was almost sure to be recognised, yet she at once put it on. Those who had suffered were disinclined to prosecute, and the case was dismissed.

Overseas fatalities

A telegram from MADRAS reports an extraordinary fatality at sea.

On June 16, soon after the steamship CLAN Mc INTOSH had left SOCETRA, a series of deaths due to asphyxia occurred on board

A double calamity of an exceptionally sad and painful character has overtaken a highly esteemed PARIS family, the HUNEBELLES.

M HUNEBELLE is Mayor of DEAUVILLE, and is related by close marriage ties to M PALLAIN, Director of Customs, and to M Georges COCHERY, son of the ex Minister of Posts and Telegraphs. One his sons, Charles, who was an officer of Dragoons and had contracted consumption, lately went home to his father’s town hours, in the Rue St Dominique, where he was under medical treatment.

The other day as the young man was taking some dessert during his luncheon, he was observed by his soldier servant to become suddenly vivid.

Before the servant could ask his master a question M Charles HUNEBELLE fell down almost lifeless, and on being carried to his bed he expired.

His father and mother entered the room just as he was breathing his last, and Madame HUNEBELLE was so overcome by the sight that she died of heat disease in about five minutes after the death of her son.

M HUNEBELLE was found by his brother in a state bordering on distraction between the dead bodies of his wife and son.


Tuesday Telegraphic

Per United Press Association

Page 3

William NOBLE and James STODDERT, alias STEWART-charged with stealing £117 from P BRODIE, landlord of the Naval and Family Hotel.

After a lengthy trial the prisoners were convicted of receiving the money, knowing it to be stolen, and each were sentenced to a year’s imprisonment.

David E PORTER-a bank clerk, formerly in the employ of the Colonial Bank at CAMBRIDGE, and who was arrested at NAPIER, pleaded guilty to embezzling £120 10s, and was sentenced to three years’ penal servitude.


A Polish officer named Lubiez KURKOVSKI has just died at Makoff at the age of 116 years.

This is a case of centenarianism authenticated beyond doubt.

Born in 1772, KURKOVSKI fought as a private soldier under KOSCIUSZKO, was an officer in the Polish Legion, which went with Napoleon to Moscow, and greatly distinguished himself in the Polish insurrection of 1833, when he was also accounted a veteran.

As the last survivor of the period when Poland was an independent kingdom, KURKOVSKI’S death has attracted great attention, and Polish gentlemen attended his funeral from all parts of Galicia.

The walls of Cracow and Lemberg have been placarded with large, black bordered notices announcing the venerable patriot’s death and recounting his exploits.


An amusing story in told in London concerning Mr Austin CHAMBERLAIN, son of Joseph CHAMBERLAIN.

That gentleman has chosen to contest the Separatist constituency of HAWICK at the next election, and is now busily making acquainted with the electorate.

On a recent Sunday he attended service at a chapel in Hawick, and the preacher’s text happened to be, “Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou son of Joseph?” At first sight this looks a little rough on Mr Austin CHAMBERLAIN, but, always supposing there is any political significance to be attached to the incident, a reference to the circumstances under which these words were originally uttered would make the preacher out to be severe on the Hawick burghers.

Miss Esther HOUNSOME, about 30 years of age, who has been admitted to the workhouse at Eltham, Kent, has, according to her own account, had a remarkable career.

She arrived at Hythe about fifteen months ago, and it is alleged, took a handsomely furnished house on the banks of the canal. The fact of occupying such a residence enabled her to get credit.

She now and then displayed a roll of what was purported to be bank notes, but what chiefly brought her into notice was a story she told, with considerable plausibility, of her having recently come into a fortune of £40,000.

She subsequently removed to still more pretentious premises in Douglas avenue, furnishing the place sumptuously on the credit system.

In the meantime, she was received in the best society, drove past with the principal ladies of the town, gave afternoon teas, and altogether moved in local society as a lady of position and wealth.

At one drapery establishment she ran up a debt of over £100.

At length, through the instrumentality of a pressing creditor the crash came. She was besieged with applications for money, her furniture was seized, and she has now been removed to the workhouse,

Although of ladylike appearance, Miss HOUNSOME is by no means an educated person, and she now confesses that has been a domestic servant, her last position being that of lady’s maid.

She owes nearly £1,000 to Hythe tradesmen alone.



Admiral FAIRFAX has left for Fiji in the H.M.S. CALLIOPE

A youth named RULE fell over a cliff 300 feet in height at Manly Beach this morning.

When discovered the body was found to be reduced to a pulp.



Mr J BUCHANAN of AUCKLAND, presided at the meeting of New Zealanders yesterday.

It was resolved to ask the Government for an additional sum to enable the colony to be adequately represented at the Exhibition.



Sir Samuel GRIFFITH, who was sent for yesterday by his Excellency the Governor, has refused to undertake the task of forming a Ministry.

His Excellency the Governor has declined to accept the resignation of

Sir Thomas Mc ILWRAITH.


Sir Daniel COOPER, Acting General for New South Wales, in a letter to the Times states that the sugar industry is only asking for Free trade.

Mr Randolph WANT, solicitor for New South Wales in London, is forwarding the proposals of Quong Tart, regarding the Chinese question to the Chinese Ambassador.

Received Sept 6 Cable

Mrs Harriet Beecher STOWE is seriously ill, and it is reported that her physical and mental powers are rapidly failing.



Mr BAYARD, Secretary of State, has not yet been officially informed of the rejection of the Chinese Treaty.


General BOULANGER has left France, but his destination is kept secret. It is rumoured however that he has gone to Russia.

HBH Sept 6 1888 Local

Mr S LAIRD, Meanee has for sale or to let a house with 20 acres of land

Clive correspondent under yesterday’s date: -

The Clive Road Board met this afternoon. Mr THOMAS was chairman in place of Mr SUTTON who was absent.

At the Borough Council last evening-

Present-His Worship the Mayor (Mr G H SWAN) and Crs Mc VAY, WELSMAN, NEAL and SMITH.

Correspondence from: -

Mr J W CRAIG-complaint of the state of Wright street, Port Ahuriri

GALLOWAY and NIVEN-Referred to Public Works Committee re intention to build

From Mr BICKNELL on behalf of the Scinde Lawn Tennis Club-re water meter charges.

waterworks committee’s report was under consideration,

Cr WELSMAN said it was terrible to use fresh water for watering the streets when salt water was so near. Cr NEAL explained that with the new artesian wells, the water rose without pumping to a height sufficient to fill the carts, so it cost literally nothing. On the other hand, to utilise salt water would necessitate the erection of tanks and windmills at considerable expense.

In the Resident Magistrate’s Report on Tuesday there was a case reported of “FORTUNE and BLACK v HEBDEN” This should have been ‘FORTUNE and BLACK v. William FIBLIN.”

Messrs NELSON Bros Ltd, report that they have received notification by cable to the effect that the ASHLEIGH BROOK arrived in England with her cargo of meat in good condition, and that Hawke’s Bay meat is now selling at an average of 5 1/2d per lb.

Court Civil Cases

Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.








Same v A TUHUA




Auctioneers Notice –Land C B HOADLEY & Co

On instructions from the Registrar of the Supreme Court to Sell on Monday 17 September 1888, at 3 o’clock.

Valuable Properties in the Estate of

Mr Daniel COTTON

Land in Napier, Gisborne-freehold

Leasehold Lot No 6 Town Section No 490

Napier containing 6 perches with Cottage thereon.

Rent £6 per annum

Created from 1st January 1885 by deed of lease from the Public Trustee to Daniel COTTON

Above properties sold on default under mortgage.


Registrar of the Supreme Court

*** N.B-Land details available upon request to Elaine
A recent Christchurch paper says: -

Mutton hams are being sold in Christchurch just now for 4d per lb, and a fair trade is done in them. We are obliged to Mr Randle ROSEWARNE, butcher, Colombo Street for the following recipe for curing hams…………………….more

***NB by Elaine-this item has been abridged and is available upon request.

Woodville Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday described as “settlers,” were charged with stealing and killing a cow……………..more

Sergeant CARLYON received information and went to the house where JENKINS resided where JENKIN’s wife refused to admit him, he forced his way in and found in the house the head of a cow, and under the bed a large amount of meat was found salted. JENKINS was found concealed in a closet and arrested…………………more

Marks found on the hide and head seemed to show that they were the remains of a cow the property of HOLDER a settler………………….more

Then The PAHIATUA STAR states that a “settler” in the Woodville district recently killed and appropriated one of the cattle on Mr ORMOND’s property, but on being spoken to he said that he had paid the value of the animal. The prisoner PARKER was formerly a constable in Wellington.

The New Zealand Stud company’s mare LOCKET, dam of NECKLACE, THUNDERBOLT &c., died yesterday while foaling

The Auckland Racing Club have re-appointed Mr J O EVETT handicapper

The creditors of John ROBERTS, a bankrupt, passed a resolution today recommending the Official Assignee to take proceedings against him for fraudulent bankruptcy.

Three men left on the 26th of August in a 20 feet sailing boat for the Firth of Thames in order to fish, and have not yet returned.

One of the men was named Augustine O’HANRAHAN, another (a Negro) was known as Alfred JOE, the other was a sailor whose name is not yet known.

As the weather was very rough on that day it is presumed that they have been lost.

A man named James GROVE died this morning at the Raglan Hotel, Otahuhu. A bottle of strychnine was found with him, and he is supposed to have committed suicide. The man had been drinking heavily.

A passenger by the Tarawera named Alexander MOFFATT, from Dunedin, died as the vessel was leaving Russell for Sydney, whither MOFFATT was proceeding for the benefit of his health.



The jury found a verdict of guilty against John BALDWIN for libel (three counts), and the prisoner was sentenced to three months imprisonment.

The case against Flora BALDWIN has been withdrawn.



At an inquest held this morning on the body of Terence GORMLEY, found in the harbor yesterday, a verdict of found drowned was returned.

A woman named HANE gave evidence to the effect she saw a man fall over the embankment at the back of the Opera House, but could not say for sure whether he fell into the water. She was too terrified to give an alarm.

The Coroner severely censured the woman for her conduct.

A preliminary enquiry was held today into the circumstances of the wreck of the COLONIST last week. The evidence of Charles BURNS, the only survivor was taken, but no fresh particulars were elicited.

A sensational arrest of an alleged horse-stealer was made a Kapakapanui near Te Ore Ore last night. A young man named James WHITE had been “wanted” some time ago on two charges of horse-stealing, and yesterday the police received information that a man answering this description of WHITE was working in the district mentioned. Constables SLIGHT and CARR repaired to the place………………….more then…….WHITE is a brother of the man who was convicted of stealing the yacht DIDO which was sailed down to Lyttelton some time ago.


The present principal of Nelson College having resigned in order to return to England at the beginning of the year the Governors met today and appointed Mr J W JOYNT to the position


An elderly man named Matthew BUCKLEY was found dead in his bed today. As he had been in failing health his death is supposed to have been due to natural causes.


At Gore today Alexander Mc KENZIE and John Mc PHAIL were brought up on information charging them with setting fire to the store at Pukerau of Messrs CRAIG, Mc KENZIE and Co, of which firm they were partners in last February. Inspector MOORE withdrew the information he had laid, and the accused were committed for trial at the Supreme Court on the finding of the Coroner’s jury…………….more

At an inquest held at Gore on the 29th of August into the cause of the fire at Pukerau, Southland.

John Mc PHAIL deposed-Store was closed about 10 p.m. on Saturday night and JACKSON and myself being present……….more

HBH Sept 7 1888 local

Messrs J W NEAL


H ROBJOHNS-Yesterday re-elected unopposed to another three years on the Municipal Council

Sir Arthur GORDON was an “unpopular Governor.” Will some of the popular ones imitate him in his gift of £100 towards the cost of repairing the Christchurch Cathedral spire? If so they will become “even more so.”

Lately the Spit has been free from the usual number of loafers who gather round this time of year.

A pleasant “bachelors’ ball” was given in the Waipukurau town hall on Wednesday night, and offered enjoyment to about 100 patrons.

The floor was in good order, and the music, which was played by Mrs MORRISON (piano), Mr SORRELL (violin), and Mr PRITCHARD (flute), gave the utmost satisfaction.

The Beach-road is now practically non-existent, the sea yesterday having washed away a great deal more of what had been left by recent ravages, and in some places there is not more than a few feet between the slope of the beach and the houses on the higher ground. It is to be hoped that all the buildings on the “Marine Parade” will not be shifted into Hastings Street by the waves before the sea wall is started.

In our report of the borough Council meeting on Wednesday evening it was stated that the Spit School had received free water for eight years, owing to the fact of the connection with the town mains not having been entered in the office books, and this had occurred when Mr LAMB was the engineer. The Town Clerk to his Worship answered the last information on the spur of the moment. As a matter of fact it was during Mr PEPPERCORN’s tenure of office that the water was laid on.

Rifle match

Between Officers and non-commissioned Officers of the Garrison








Emergencies-Corporals SMALL and GODDARD and

Chief Petty Officer FAIRWEATHER

Local News

Mr MADDEN, secretary to a branch of the

Amalgamated Society of Tailors told the Lords’ committee on sweating the other day that when he was a boy in Ireland “the only gentlemen were tailors and parsons, and it was a question whether an educated boy should be a tailor or a parson, because in either case he would be a gentleman.”

Mr L D BICKERTON-proprietor of the Masonic Hotel Woodville inserts a business advertisement.

Mr Kenrick HILL has for sale at Fernhill 300 sacks of carrots

A master is wanted for the Pahitahi district school

Mr J EDWARDS of the Horse Bazaar Woodville will supply saddle, pack horses for the copper mines.

CAMPBELL and SCOTT auctioneers-Woodville.

Letter from John MILLER


Sept 6th 1888

Re Price of Coal.

Sept 8th 1888

A Card

Advertisement No 568


Ladies Nurse (Late of Wellington and Nelson

Barrack Hill, Napier

Ladies in the country waited on.)

Those who have had the pleasure of attending the concert given by Miss C May BROWNE some months ago in the Athenaeum Hall will be glad to hear that this talented young lady intends to favor a Napier audience again shortly.

What may be called the king of Umbrellas may be seen opened out at Mr J COTTRELL’s Novelty Depot.

On the fourth page will be found an article entitled “Mrs LANGTRY’s Complexion.

Thursday-Page 3

The New Zealand War Medal has been issued to: -

Corporal Jubal FLEMING of the First WAIKATO Militia Private

William KEITH, TARANAKI military settlers

Private John BIRD-TARANAKI military settlers

Private Walter BAILEY, TARANAKI Rifle Volunteers

Private John GILMOUR, TARANAKI Rifle Volunteers

Private William PAUL, No 1 company PATEA Bushrangers

Private Michael MARR, WELLINGTON Rangers.

By the RUAPEHU, which sailed for London at 4 o’clock this afternoon, Archdeacon and Mrs STOCK and Lady HALL were passengers.

Three men named HAMMERTON, EAGERTON, and CHALKER appeared before the Resident Magistrate this morning charged with playing the three-card trick, the former on the Basin Reserve and the others on the wharf. HAMMERTON was convicted and sentenced to one month’s imprisonment. The other two were acquitted.

Mr E MEADOWS, a representative of the London firm has arrived by the TAINUI for the purpose of making arrangements to procure New Zealand dairy produce.



The barque MARTABAN, from Baker’s and Howland Islands, arrived at SUVA on the 256h of August, and landed the shipwrecked crew of the French barque, CECILE, which went ashore at Howland Island on June 14th, having parted from her moorings and sunk. No lives were lost.

The ZEALANDIA was not obstructed in any way at Sydney, and took in 500 tons of coal. A meeting of the AUCKLAND branch of the Seamen’s Union is called for tonight

Mr Frank CADY formerly third officer of the WHAMPOA, was promoted to first Officer on a steamer trading from Hong Kong to Canton, and in trying to rescue a passenger who attempted to commit suicide, Mr CADY was drowned. Deceased has relatives in AUCKLAND who were expecting to meet him yesterday, but they received new of his death.

Detective WALKER has returned by the MANAPOURI. He has do doubt that GASPARINI was drowned. The prisoner was seen to get up at 2 o’clock in the morning when entering SYDNEY harbour by Joshua PALMER, cattle dealer of TOKOMAIRORO, OTAGO, who slept next to him, and he was never seen after. He could not have reached shore because of rough weather, and the French detective in SYDNEY said he would have know within four hours if the prisoner had landed there. The prisoner was in very low spirits when nearing SYDNEY.

HBH Sept 8 1888 Local 1

His Honor the Chief Justice will land from the Manapouri this morning en route from Gisborne to Wellington, and will while ashore hear further arguments in the karamu case.

The case of PUKE PUKE v DOUGLAS, which was ordered to stand at the bottom of the list, will be adjourned sine die

The following team will represent the Napier football team in their second fifteen match today on the recreation Ground against 2nd fifteen team of the Pirates: -



The following from the Melbourne Herald of the 27th of August will be of interest to many in Napier who were acquainted with Mr T R ROYDHOUSE:-

“The members of the Herald literary staff met together on Saturday afternoon to bid farewell and wish success to Mr T R ROYDHOUSE, one of their colleagues, who has left this journal in order to start a local paper for the districts of Woodend, Macedon, and Gisborne

Mr George WALSTAB occupied the chair, and Mr William CARRINGTON, proposed the health of Mr ROYDHOUSE who replied and thanked them for the past six months connection with this paper

Norsewood School

Meeting held on Monday

Present: -

Messrs ERICKSEN (chairman)





FREDERICKSEN (secretary)

The headmaster reported having an attendance of 140 children.

It was also decided to draw up for signature by the members a testimonial to Miss BEDDINGFIELD, who had for so long a time been connected with the Norsewood School.

Norsewood would also be connected with the Ormondville school by telephone in about a week from now.

There was no quorum at the Ormondville Town Board meeting on Tuesday, and the meeting had to be adjourned for a week.
HBH Sept 10 1888


FOX-At Napier on September 8th, Phoebe the beloved wife of Daniel FOX after a short painful illness aged 28.

Requiescat in pace.

Superior Court of Bankruptcy

On Saturday morning His Honor the Chief Justice postponed the sittings in Bankruptcy from 9.30 to 10 a.m., when on the application of Mr CORNFORD for Samuel GRAHAM, the latter’s discharge was adjourned till the next sittings of the Court.

His Honor also intimated that he would consider the matter for directions re BAKER’S estate on his return to Wellington, as he had not had time to do so during his brief stay at Gisborne.

Supreme Court-In Chambers

Condensation of Court business: -

TURNER v The Mutual Assurance Society of Victoria -Mr LOGAN asked for leave to serve out of the colony. An order was made for leave to serve in Melbourne, the time for the appearance to be 30 days after service, to appear at the Supreme Court, Napier, and the trial for the next sittings of the Supreme Court at Napier, which will be 14 days after the expiration of the 30 days.


On the motion of Mr CARLILE the charging order of nisi was made absolute, and costs allowed accordingly


Motion of Mr CORNFORD probate was granted to the executrix on the usual terms in the matter of Arthur STEED, as was also the case on a motion by Mr DICK in



The case of Arihi Te NAHU v LOCKE and others was further considered with reference to the sale of the Karamu reserve. The auctioneers for the conduct of the sale were appointed, and the terms and conditions of sale settled, as well as all other cognate matters in connection with this very important sale.



In consideration of the valuable services you have so willingly rendered in public entertainments, the general public, as a slight recognition of your indefatigable exertions, would liberally respond to your fellow amateurs desire to tender for your acceptance a Complimentary Performance, which they are satisfied.

On behalf of the Committee

Yours obediently


Hon. Sec.

GENTLEMEN, - In reply to your very flattering request, I have so much pleasure in accepting the same on any convenient date you may suggest.

Yours truly,



General local

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday

Before Mr G A PREECE, R.M

Alfred WALWICK fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

The following nominations were made on Saturday for the Ormondville Town Board









Botanical Gardens Napier

Mr W BURTON curator has grown the carob tree for over 14 years from seed originally connected with the Customs here. He finds the tree flourished admirably in Napier

WARNER’S “Safe Cures” are to be increased by remedies for rheumatism, asthma, and nervous diseases, and Mr ELSASSER, the firm’s representative, passed through Napier on Saturday on a tour through the colonies to introduce the new specialties.


(New Zealand Times, September 8.)

That incorrigible individual William AGNEW, whose sole occupation it would seem, is to harass members of the Ministry with his grievances, was again arrested yesterday afternoon, the victim of his attentions this time being the Minister for Education.

AGNEW was charged with the insulting language, and he was brought before Mr H W ROBINSON, R.M., and charged with the offence. When asked how he pleaded AGNEW asserted that he had been ruined and falsely imprisoned by the STOUT VOGEL Government and ATKINSON and Co.; he had been treated worse than a dog, and that was how he pleaded. …………………….more

Then ordered his instant removal from the Court. Subsequently he was again brought up, and his Worship ordered him to find one surety of £20 that he would keep the peace for a period of two months.

As the accused did not find the required surety he was sent to gaol.

Mr Gordon FURLONG challenges Professor SALMOND, author of "The Reign of Grace," To meet him in DUNEDIN to hold a three to four days' discussion on Bible subjects. Further, so that the Professor shall be no loser, Mr FURLONG undertakes to renumerate him at the rate of £5 each day for his time.


The following team has been selected to represent WELLINGTON in the football match against HAWKE'S BAY at NAPIER: -

Emergencies: - FORWARD and HUME


A station hand about 35 years of age, today attempted suicide by drowning by jumping off the wharf. He was collared, however, by Steward WARREN, of s.s. KANIERI, and given into custody. The man refused to give his name. It is a case of delusional insanity. He imagined he was pursued.


Peter Mc LELLAN, son of Captain Mc LELLAN, formerly harbor master at LYTTELTON, died last night from the effects of a gun accident, whereby his foot was shattered a fortnight ago.


The Hon George Mc LEAN had difficulty in moving the Dunedin Jockey Club to adopt the totalisator rules agreed to by the metropolitan clubs.



The Premier arrived here by train last night.

Mr PEARCE, the Waitara undertaker, writes to the papers with respect to the sensational articles re Captain BAYLEY being alive. He says the supposed phenomenon of the eyes opening and shutting is untrue. The body was perfectly cold and stiff, and signs of decomposition had set in. He adds: -"How any sane person could imagine deceased showing symptoms of life is beyond my comprehension."


HBH Sept 11 1888 General Wi PERE

Cable News-Received Sept 10, 12.30 p.m.

New Zealand

Wi PERE guarantees two million acres of land in the North Island of new Zealand which can be obtained for colonisation purposes if the scheme propounded by Mr REES meets with success.

The Nelson Mail, referring to the decease of Mr TESCHEMAKER, says he was among the first of those who took up sheep runs in Nelson in 1854, and drove them overland to a country a little south of Oamaru.

The journey occupied between two and three years, and bristled with difficulties and dangers from start to finish, not the least among them being the crossing of the formidable rivers on the way, especially those south of Christchurch, in some instances the sheep having to be taken over on rafts constructed of flax sticks.

The success which Mr TESCHMAKER ultimately achieved was certainly well earned, for the hardships encountered can scarcely be appreciated in these days of comparative luxury, while the fortitude and patient perseverance manifested in their endurance, and the energy and pluck required to overcome the many obstructions met with, were such as to mark him a pioneer settler of the true type.

Advertisement No 877

Application to Transfer license to occupy land on deferred payments

Crown Lands Office

Napier 10th September 1888

Notice is hereby given that Thomas MORAN of Herbertville, has applied to the Land Board of the Hawke’s Bay District to transfer his interest in the License to occupy Section 8, Block V., Weber Survey District to John RICE of Akito, Settler


Commissioner of Crown Lands.

Local news

Mr R WILLIAMS-valuer for the Municipal Council has been appointed property tax assessor for the borough.

The many friends of Mr G E SAINSBURY will be glad to hear that he will return to Napier shortly. His partner Mr LOGAN will then pay a visit to England. Whether Mr SAINSBURY will remain in Napier will largely depend upon his health.

We are informed that Mr J MANN, formerly porter at the Napier Hospital, and who reported accession to a legacy of £130,000 was notified some time ago, is about to proceed to England to receive the money, he having received notification that his presence there is requisite.

The new cathedral church of St John’s is now rapidly approaching completion and a great deal of interior work is finished.

The crew of the ADELAIDE, now in port, evidently are not used to drinking ROBJOHN’s best for SWANN’s XXXX, as early yesterday forenoon they were in a “joyful “ state. Constables HARVEY and SHANAGHAN had to be called by the Captain. One of them using very abusive language to Captain DUNN.


Licensing Committee met last Friday





IJEFFARES (in the Chair)

The Police report on all the houses in the district was favourable.

The licenses of the Greenmeadows and Waverley Hotels were transferred to Mr D WOODS and Mr W ELLINGHAM respectively.


Special meeting of the Municipal Council held yesterday

Present: -

His Worship the Mayor (Mr G H SWAN)








To discuss a resolution to “levy separate rates within certain prescribed districts by special order for defraying the expense of making improvement to Marine Parade, thereby securing the more efficient protection of the town from the incursions of the sea-such rates being annual recurring ones until such improvements be paid for-confirmed and passed.”

General News

Where did Wi PERE get the two million acres of land he is so freely promising in connection with the Rees-umption of assisted immigration? Has he got the land? If not, is the confiding British public being asked to contribute their cash on the basis of a poorly imagined fairy tale? Why should not the government at once communicate with the Agent-General ordering him to publicly notify that Mr REES has no standing in the affair beyond that of a person engaged in floating a company? What harm would there by, also, in the Agent-General remind the British Public of the pseudo TICHBORNE-“Some people have plenty of brains and no money, and some people have plenty of money and no brains?” Most momentous question of all-if REES and Wi PERE succeed in getting some “crofters” from the wynds of Glasgow or Greenock, will they be able to grow vegetables in New Zealand, or will they want to live on tinned fish purchased out of 5s 6d per day on relief works?



Intelligence has been received here that a vessel, supposed to be the Derby Park, barque, of 1292 tons bound for Puget Sound to this port, has been wrecked at Penryba Island. The Captain’s wife was drowned, but the remainder of those on board were rescued and taken to Tahiti.


New York-Sept

Mrs Harriet Beecher STOWE, the authoress, is suffering from meningitis, and her recovery is regarded as hopeless.

Mr W L REES is organising a scheme of crofter emigration to New Zealand.

He to establish five colonies, including in all eight thousand souls, in different parts of Cook County on the East Coast of the North Island.

The requisite capital is estimated at half a million, of which the public will be asked to subscribe £150,000 and the Maoris £50,000.

The Government will be asked to find the balance, or it will be raised by means of debentures.

Mr REES has requested the Agents-General and the supporters of the scheme to arrange a meeting of New Zealand colonists in London to consider his proposals.

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The Supreme Court was occupied the whole of Friday and Saturday in hearing the case of Mc GREGOR v the Northern Steamship Company, and action to recover £877 10s damages through the GAILOCH steamer not being according to specifications. The jury brought in a verdict for plaintiff for £550, and a verdict against the company on the counter claim.

Judgment was accordingly given for that amount, with costs of the highest scale.

Captain BAKER, of the cutter KATIE, which arrived today from Wairoa, reports that off Flat Rock, between Maraitoi Rock and Brown's Island, he observed a fishing boat of about four tons stuck in a considerable depth of water. This is supposed to be the vessel in which Alfred JOE and his two companions left for the THAMES about a fortnight ago. The AWHINA is to proceed to the scene tomorrow

The dispute between Messrs GARRETT Bros and the Bookmaker's Union is as far off settlement as ever..

Mr Cuthbert FRASER, says the Daccan Times, had a miraculous escape from a tiger the other day at AMROATI, and it gives the following account of it: - The lucky hero of this adventure is a district Superintendent of Police in BERAR.

He is well remembered in SECUNDERABAD as Superintendent of the Cantonment Police before Mr CRAWFORD.

A son of Colonel Hastings FRASER, on the FRASERS of LOVAT, he has proved his possession of that nerve and courage which rises to the emergency of danger……………………….more


HBH Sept 12 1888 Aus News
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Mr DIBBS, plaintiff in the recent libel action against the Sydney Daily Telegraph, has commenced another action against the paper.

The sentence of death passed on Robert HEWAT, for the murder of a fellow prisoner in a police cell, was carried out today. The condemned man protested his innocence to the last.

It is announced that his Excellency Lord CARRINGTON will not leave New South Wales until his term as Governor expires.


Mr H Mc GREGOR, Special Commissioner for New Guinea, has proclaimed the sovereignty of Her Majesty the Queen over British New Guinea.

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An account of the case, which led to a disagreement between the Governor of Queensland and his Ministers: -

A man named KITTS was sentenced to three years' imprisonment at Townsville for stealing three pairs of boots. KITTS petitioned the Executive for his release under the Fist Offenders' Probation Act, urging amongst other reasons that his wife was to be confined, and that if he were not present at home there was a danger probably that she would lose her reason.

KITTS' words came true. His wife after her illness, became insane, was sent to WAGAROO, and died only a few weeks ago.

After carefully examining the whole case, the Colonial Secretary recommended that the provisions of the Act should be extended to KITTS.

The recommendation met with the approval of his colleagues, but the Governor declined to accept the advice of the Executive council and expressed his views in a strongly worded minute, contending that it was a question affecting the exercise of the royal prerogative of mercy, in which he must be guided by his own judgment……………………………more

Part 2

W J REED Yencannia Station Darling River N S W and Geelong
Hon Thos DOWLING M.L.C. Jellalabad Station Darlington
William ARMSTRONG Hexham Park Hexham Station Riverine and Toorak
E Agar WYNNE (of Wynne, Hudeon and Co) Terawynia Darling River N.S.W. and Balaclava Victoria
Henry RICCKETSON Barratta Station N S W and Cornalla, Billabong Newmecramong Delatite and Buchan Stations and Elsternwick Victoria
Alexander Mc EDWARD Mokanger and Kulkyne Stations Victoria Yantara Station N S W and Caulfield Victoria
William WEATHERLEY (of Messrs Chirnside and Weatherley), Billilla Station N S W and Middle Brighton Victoria
Hon William BAYLES J P Yar Orrong Toorak
Dr Walter WILLIAMSON Decameron Station Ararat
Hon C H JAMES M L C Bemera Kentucky and Arkaringa Stations N S W and Toorak
Andrew ANDERSON J P Tollington Station St Arnaud
Albert AUSTIN (of Messrs Austin and Millear) Eilyer, Woorndoo Victoria; Wanganella and Murgha Stations, Doniliquin; Canoon and Pimpampa Stations Hay; Palial Station, Barraba N S W
William Wilmot COUCHE J.P. (Messrs Couche, Calder and Co) William Street Melbourne

Part 4 New Zealand Court Pastoral Finance

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New Zealand Court

Hon Henry J MILLER M.L.C. Fernbrook Oamaru Otago

Hon W S PETER M L C Anama Station Ashburton South Canterbury
John STUDHOLME Christchurch

In the Westminster County Court

The case of BOX v WESTLEY came before Judge BAYLEY on a judgment summons.

The claim was for £4 16s for boots.

The plaintiff stated that the defendant was a Justice of the Peace, a retired Lieutenant, a member of the Carlton Club, and had estates In Lancashire. Mowbray Hall was his property.

The defendant appeared in person, and said all that the plaintiff said was true, but in spite of that he was absolutely destitute.

His property was on the market, and when it was sold he would pay all his debts as well as he could. He had walked 16 miles to get to the Court, with nothing but a piece of dry bread. He was so badly off that for some time past he had to live on dry bread and nuts. It was many weeks since he had tasted meat. It was true that his subscriptions at the Carlton were paid, but his friends paid them. His estates were being sold, and the mortgagees were in possession, and they would not allow him anything.

His Honor said that upon this evidence he should not make an order for payment.

The death of the Rev C R CLEIG, late Chaplain-General of the Forces, and the nestor of the British Army, suggests how many changes can take place during one life. Mr GLEIG was a juvenile under graduate at Oxford when the fifes and drums of a regiment on its way to the Peninsula aroused his military ardor. He served in most of the hard peninsular fights, and was three times wounded. In the campaign before new Orleans, where so many of Wellington's veterans fell while their leader won Waterloo with new recruits, the future Chaplain-General was again thrice wounded.

Returning to England he took up his studies at Oxford, was ordained, and became Chaplain-General of the Forces, living to see the Crimean war, a new Napoleon on the throne of France, the Franco-German struggle, the abolition of purchase, and successive reorganisations of the British Army.

Mr GLEIG was also a popular author. His memoirs of Warren HASTINGS provoked MACAULAY'S brilliant essay, which asserted that the morality countenanced by the reverend author bore "the same relation to the Prince of Macchiavello that the Prince of Macchiavello bears to the whole Duty of Man."

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Dannevirke Correspondent writes: -
"Quite an interesting unrehearsed performance came off on Saturday last after the termination of the business of the Maharahara Road Board.

Prominent amongst the business was the discussion of the judgment obtained in the R.M. Court against the Board by its creditor, Mr LOONEY, who at the previous meeting was in the act of being paid when Her Majesty's bailiff seized the cheque and subsequently cashed it. Prominent with his tongue was Mr LOONEY………………more then this excited Mrs LOONEY after he was ordered to be quite or suffer ejectment……………………..then this caused Mrs LOONEY to become even more prominent at the close of the meeting, for she retired and filled her apron full of stones and clods of earth, and waited patiently at the corner of the building till the members came out, when she discharged her missiles with precision and rapidity of a Gatling gun………………………………more.
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Per United Press Association

It is reported that a copper deposit has been found at Kumeroa, twelve miles from here.

The Hon J FERGUS and Colonel HUME arrived here this morning accompanied by Captain HUMFREYS

Robert RUSSELL, who was injured last night by falling from the roof of the Palace Skating Rink where he was working, died at 7 o'clock this morning. He was a married man and leaves a family. At the inquest on the body this afternoon a verdict of accidental death was returned. No blame was attached to anyone.

A six roomed house in Helketh Street was burned down this evening and it was owned by Mrs LUMB. Three rooms were occupied by an old woman named MILLER, but the fire began in unoccupied rooms.

Mrs LUMB's house next door was slightly damaged and insured. A cottage on the other side was badly damaged and insured in the New Zealand Office for £50

Resident Magistrate Court today
C H WILLIAMS owner of the racehorse SULTAN sued Patrick CAMPBELL one of the Stewards of the Plumpton Park races for an amount of prize money which has not been paid.

Resident Magistrate Court this morning a livery stable keeper sued the captain of C BATTERY for 30s, hire of two horses used by non-commissioned officers on the Prince of Wales Birthday, 1886
HBH Sept 12 1888 Industrial Exhibition
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December 1888


President: T TANNER Esq M.H.R
Vice presidents: J D ORMOND Esq, W C SMITH, Esq, and Captain W RUSSELL M.H.R's
Solicitor: F. O'B LOUGHNAN.
Bankers: Bank NZ Waipawa
Patrons: T W BALFOUR Esq Manager B.N.Z. NAPIER
Rev J BENNING Waipawa
J J BUCHANAN Esq J.P. Hampden
E BIBBY Esq Chairman W T B Waipawa
P A F BIRCH Esq Sheriff Napier
Captain BOWER Town Clerk Napier
Esq J P Ashcott
H P COHEN Esq Napier
J H CLAYTON Esq "Bush Advocate" Danevirke
Rev Father DAWSON Waipawa
W DEARLOVE Esq Chairman R.B. Kumaroa
Rev J EDWARDS Napier
C A FITZROY Esq J P Hastings
Frank FORWARD Esq Chairman O T B Makotuku
Thos FOUNTAIN Esq J P Kumaroa
Rev Alex GRANT Waipukurau
F J GORDON Esq Clifton
E A HAGGEN Esq "Woodville Examiner"
Col HERRICK Forest Gate Onga Onga
Ed H BOLD Esq New Zealand Telegraph Dept Napier
A HAMILTON Esq Curator Museum Napier
George HUNTER Esq J P Porangahau
Paul HUNTER Esq Porangahau
J T M HORNSBY Esq "Waipawa Mail" Waipawa
S W HARDY Esq, Chairman N.R. Road Board Hampden
John HARDING Esq Mount Vernon
Rechab HARDING Esq Mount Vernon
Alex St C INGLIS Esq J P Waipawa
Samuel JOHNSON Esq J P Waipawa
Alex JONES Esq (Sen.) Waipukurau
F O'B LOUGHNAN Esq Waipawa
John MACKERSEY Esq J P Waipukurau
T T MILLAR Esq Manager H A Waipawa
James MATHEWS Esq Hampden
Rev Robert Mc CLEAN Waipawa
C H Mc LEAN Esq Manager BNZ Waipawa
R D Douglas Mc LEAN Esq J P Napier
Stephen Mc GREEVY Esq Chairman W R B Waipawa
John Mc VAY Esq Napier
Alexander Mc HARDY Esq Blackhead
James REED Esq M D Waipukurau
W RATHBONE Esq Waipawa
Rev F EB Telling SIMCOX Porangahau
J SOWRY Esq Mayor of Woodville
W I SPENCER Esq M D Napier
Rev C TUKE Taradale
J N WILLIAMS Esq J P Frimley Hastings
C WILSON Esq "Evening News," Napier
Rev A S WEBB Ormondville and other leading gentlemen

Grand Opening Day, Wednesday December 5 1888
For full particulars see Prospectus
Advertisement Notice No 808
Hon Sec

HBH Sept 13 1888

Mr LOUISSON, Mayor of Christchurch, who has recently visited Australia, in the course of an interview with a Lyttelton Times reporter after his return said: -

“The railways struck me as being particularly well managed. One thing I especially noticed was the publicity attending the management. They do not make a dead secret of everything like they do here……………………more”.


In the Court of Bankruptcy before Mr Justice CAVE, a motion was made on behalf of the trustee of the estate of Mr C P PENNINGTON, formerly of Buckingham Palace road and other addresses, to set aside an ante nuptial settlement dated October 26, 1886, upon the ground that the settlement was not executed bone fide, and that the marriage which formed the consideration for the settlement was gone through merely for the purpose of defeating the claims of the bankrupt’s creditors.

Mr Tindal ATKINSON QC appeared with (Mr S WOOLF) in support of the motion, and said the bankrupt was of good family, and was at one time possessed of a considerable amount of property, but he appeared to have fully mortgaged it. He had unfortunately for himself formerly trustee of two settlements and had allowed a considerable portion of the trust money to get into the hands of Messrs PARKERS, the notorious solicitors of Bedford Row, who absconded a few years since.

The result was that the money was lost, and proceedings in Chancery had been instituted against Mr PENNINGTON by the beneficiaries under the deeds of settlements…………………..more

***N B available upon request to Elaine

At the Ormondville Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Thomas CROW-charged with wife desertion, appeared to show cause why he had failed to contribute to the support of his wife and four children.

Mr E M CROW gave evidence as to the defendant leaving her 18 months previously. She had since then resided with her father at Ashley Clinton, and had received no money whatever from her husband. George DURHAM (Mrs CROW’s father) a farmer at Ashley-Clinton gave corroborative evidence……………………more

GOULD v CARMICHAEL-Judgment summons the defendant was ordered to pay the amount and costs before 10th of October, or in default to be imprisoned for 10 days

RESIMA v LYCETT and CROSS defendants ordered to pay costs and amount in monthly instalments of £3 each, in default to be imprisoned for 10 days.

Cases of LOVEJOY v GIBSON and GIBSON v LOVEJOY part heard at Waipawa, judgment was given for plaintiff in the first case with costs and witnesses expenses and second case judgment for plaintiff plus witnesses expenses and solicitors fee.


At the King's County Assizes, Mr Thomas MACKEN, a widower, 60 years of age, sought to recover damages against Emelie BERRY and Nicholas BERRY for breach of promise of marriage by Emelie BERRY, who since the breach of promises had married the co-defender.

The promise to marry was admitted; but it was pleaded that she was a minor when she made it, and was consequently protected by the Infant's Relief Act.

The reason Mr BERRY alleged for breaking the promise was that plaintiff told her he had only two children, and that she afterwards found he had five. Some very amusing letters from the plaintiff to the young lady were read in Court one of which he said : -…………………………………more

*** N B -Is available upon request to Elaine


Madame Sarah BERNHARDT, it appears, has not yet made amicable arrangements with her creditors. According to the Standard's Paris correspondent, they are moving the Civil Tribunal to annul her marriage with M DANALA, so as to get hold of her property, which they cannot do by coverture.

Their counsel stated that the marriage was a joke, and the clergyman before whom it was celebrated in London was deceived as the age and religion of the bride and bridegroom.

Thus the lady was not 30, but 38, she is not a Jewess, but a Roman Catholic, and her name is not Sarah but Rosalie.

The Judges have not yet decided as to whether the tragedienne's marriage was a joke or not.

A Paris jury on June 30 acquitted the journalist, Eugene HABERT, aged 47, who shot the artis, Felix DUPUIS, aged 55 in a duel in the Bois de Boulogne last April…………………more …………..then ………..all five were acquitted.


Herr CALON's concert at the Theatre Royal has bee postponed till next Wednesday

Mr and Mrs H A BANNER and Mrs LIDDLE returned to Napier by train last evening, after having been away for some months on a visit to England

As C E STEWART is unable to take part in the Football match today G PEACOCK will fill the vacancy in the Hawke's Bay team and J TAIAROA will be captain.

The Patangata County Council met today and as usual concluded their business in quick time. Mr E GILBERTSON's excellent method of managing the county business is first class.

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Hawke's Bay rabbit district was held at Porangahau last Tuesday morning

Present: -
Messrs H HANDYSIDE (chairman)
Inspector Thomas CROSSE who reported that James S PERCY progress of clearing 5 miles and 46 chains -account was ordered to be paid.


HBH Sept 14 1888 local

Yesterday Cr NEAL, Mc KAY, and ROBJOHNS were formerly declared re-elected to the Borough Council, there being no other nominations.

Arrangements are being made to give a return ball to Mr George FRANKLIN at the Navals’ drill shed next Wednesday evening, the affair promises to be a great success with a large number of tickets having been disposed of.

Elizabeth SNELLER was brought before the Resident Magistrate yesterday charged with drunkenness. Being her first appearance she was dismissed and charged 2s, the cost of conveying her to the lock up.

Yesterday Afternoon Dr de LISLE performed an operation of a somewhat painful nature on Mr J R FIELDER, in the presence of Dr MENZIES, ALLEN, MOORE, and PRESTON. The many friends of Mr FIELDER will be pleased to learn that the operation was successful, and from enquiries last night found the patient was doing as well as expected under the circumstances.

HBH Sept 14 1888 Volunteer Fire Brigade

A meeting was held at the fire station last evening.

Superintendent WATERWORTH in the chair.

Following nominations for officers were received: -

Superintendent-J G GILBERD


Second Foreman-W HARLEY, T J EXETER, and G ROBSON


Secretary and Treasurer-R C LAWS


Auditors (2)-Messrs S E COOPER and W HODGSON


On the 5th of September, at the residence of the bride's father, Havelock, by the
Rev R FRASER, Edward FLANAGHAN to Margaret MUIR both of Napier. No Cards.


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Born in Ireland

A man has just passed away who was a living link between the present age and that in which the earlier struggles of the Americans for their independence took place.

In fact, the battle of BUNKER’S HILL was fought within the twelve months preceding the birth of John Mc DONNELL, who death is now announced in Ireland

He was, therefore a hundred and twelve years old when nature at last succumbed to the destroyer it had so long resisted.

We regard with wonder the few men remaining alive who bore arms on the memorable field of WATERLOO in 1815, but John Mc DONNELL fought in the Irish rebellion of 1798, and must have been twenty two years old at the time. He could probably distinctly recollect the news coming of the execution of LOUIS XVL, and nine months later, the decapitation of Marie Antoinette. He had, indeed, heard of many revolutions and attempted revolutions in the course of his life.

His memory seems to have been pretty retentive to the last, and within the past six months he is said to have related stories of the rebellion in which he fruitlessly took part.
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We (Post) learn from a reliable correspondent that the bones of Wiremu Tamihana WAHAROA, the deceased King maker of New Zealand, are about to be removed in accordance with Maori custom and in state, from their present resting place at MATAMATA to MANGAKEWA, the final repository for the remains of the warrior chief of the NGATIHAUA tribes.

Natives from all parts are arriving to take part in the ceremony, and King TAWHIAO is to preside, and do honor to the memory of the warrior chief and the greatest politician the Maoris ever had.

Wiremu Tamihana, (William THOMPSON) may now be forgotten by many. He however, played an important part in the great Waikato war, and his tribe (the NGATIHAUA) formed the right wing of the enemy engaged against us in those days. He himself was averse to the war, but others of his race overruled his moderate counsels.

He was a believer in the volume of the Sacred Law (the Bible), and kept aloof from the HAU HAU and other fanaticisms, Mr G GRAHAM, formerly a member of Parliament, and now residing in BRIGHTON, ENGLAND, by his friendship with William THOMPSON and his tribe, induced him to surrender to General CAREY, which act virtually closed the war.

Te RAIHI related to the deceased chief, and other survivors of the tribe, have invited Mr GRAHAM'S representative in the colony to be present at the meeting, which is expected to be not only an unusually large one, but will be most impressive to those who understood and sympathised with this brave and noble chief.


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