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Bush Advocate
1889
by Lynette
A Huge collection of transciptions from Hawkes Bay , Poverty Bay Newspapers
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Bush Advocate 1 & 03 Jan 1889 Missing Issue

Thurs 03 Jan 1889
Rev NILSEN - Metodist Church - Norsewood

Mr C. NORDLOFF, Matamau, was run down by a runaway horse and dray. Fortunately the dray was empty at the time. He suffers no broken bones, but is severly bruised

Messrs A. HALVORSEN & G. LAURVIG supplied good music at Norsewood Town Hall on the 31st ult.

A lad, Albert HENSON of Papatu sustained a fracture of the radius of his right arm. He fell over a fence.

Mr REMINGTON, Chemist, Ormondville, has taken a departure from the town.

Father DAWSON - Curator - St Bridgets - Ormondville
Sat 05 Jan 1889

Robbery by Boys
A Sad Affair At Danevirke police Court before KNIGHT & HENDERSON J.P's, William DRINKWATER 12 years & George PILCHER 11 years, were charged on the information of Const. RYAN with receiving, the fomer 2 shillings and the latter 1 and 6 pence from John PILCHER, knowing the same to be stolen. John PILCHER 14 years was charged on about Aug 23 he did steal 5 pounds 10 shillings from the till of Messrs RONBERG & CLAUSEN. He pleaded guilty. He also pleaded guilty to stealing the front door key of the Advocate Printing Office. William DRINKWATER & George PILCHER were sentenced to a flogging in the presence of the constable. John PILCHER, was sentenced to an imprisonment and to be afterwards sent to the reformatory till he reached the age of 15 years

Tues 08 Jan 1889

George BLAKEMAN fell from the train as it was nearing Waipawa on Saturday night. He sustained a large wound in the head . He was conveyed to hospital at Waipukurau.

Police Court Two young men, ASMODT & PALMER were fined for removing a sign board on New Years Eve.

A daughter of Mr J. FLEETWOOD, broke her arm while playing with her sisters on Sunday

Bush Fires Bush fires are general all along the Ruahine from Waipawa River to Norsewood. Fred WILLIAMS, Martin SEVERINSON & James BOULT all of North Ruataniwha, were all burnt out.

Serious Accident Four men at Waipawa were engaged in raising the frame of a house when it over powered them and fell. James LOWRY was struck severly on the head by the falling frame. Reports say that some of the brain protuded from the wound and ran down his face

Sat 09 Mar 1889

E. HEAZLETT - Tobacconist & Stationer - Danevirke
J. ANDREWS - Tailor - Danevirke
C.O. HEGH - General storekeeper - Norsewood
J.C. DOLMAN - Plumber, Locksmith, Bell Hanger & Tinplate worker - Danevirke
E.J. GOTHARD - Barrister & Solicitor - Woodville
J.F. WELLS - Danevirke Brickyards
L. WILSON & Co - Auctioneers
J. T. CARR - Civil Engineer - Napier
Angus MACKAY - Architect - Danevirke
B.B. JOHNSON - Waipawa Auction Mart
J. MARTIN - Watch & Clock maker - Dvke.

Bush Advocate 10 Jan 1889

A man named M'GRATH skipped out from Danevirke to Woodville by midnight train leaving sundry lamenting creditors. M'GRATH was arrested upon a charge of obtaining goods by false pretences. He was before the bench yesterday when it appeared he was being accompanied in his flight by a certain married woman. He was found guilty and received 2 months in the Napier gaol.

Ormondville Court before Capt PREECE RM Police Cases
Charles WALKER - allowing a horse to stray on a railway line
Sarah PEARSON . Charged with a sinmilar offence but Sarah PEARSON had been served by mistake it should of been Augusta PEARSON. Magistrate said he did not like to give costs against the police, but in this case he must do so and accordingly directed the clerk to fill up a voucher for 10 shillings. The police to recover the amount from the railway department
John SMITH - similar charge
Andrew MORTENSEN - Another mistake, should have been served on Andrew Mortensen MILLAR.
Case treated as not served
Alexander GRANT - Abusive language and beating Robert ISACKSON - Dismissed
Civil
CHALDICOTT v LYCETT
CAROLAN v SEBLY
Tues 12 Mar 1889

The fire in McCallum's bush caused considerable damage to property. Mr T. M'DERMOTT, Mr WEBSTER, J.HENDERSON, Mr HOLDERN & others living nearby had to leave their homes on Saturday night In Millers Rd, the tramway was burnt in 3 or 4 places. At Norsewood the fire spread and the cottage of K.F. MORTENSEN and another was eventually consumed.

On Saturday Wilhelm BERKHAN of Maharahara narrowly escaped serious injury or death. He was burnt quite seriously on the arms, ears and neck after being caught in the fire on Bush farm
Tues 22 Jan 1889

Mr BERKHAN has sold 200 acres of his Maharahara property to W. GIBSON, Takapau

J. RICHARDS, fruiterer, has some magnificient tomatoes grown in the hothouse of J. GODDARD, Hastings

Mr MURRAY, Makotuku, lost his hut to fire,the hut has been turned on it's side before burning.

A meeting was held in Ormondville for the purpose of forming a farmers club.
Mr LEACH was voted president. Mr O'LEARY, vice president.
The club is to be called Ormondville Farmers and has 13 ( paid up) members

Sat 26 Jan 1889

Danevirke Police Court
Carl NIELSEN received 14 days hard labor for the larceny of a blanket,the property of Charles NIELSEN

Thurs 31 Jan 1889

Edward CHRISTOPHERSEN, Norsewood filed a declaration of insolvency.

A flax mill is in full swing at Takapau


Sat 02 Feb 1889

Mr NORDLOF, Matamau- filed for insolvency

Mr W. SCOTT of Maharahara is importing the humble bee ( thats what is written)
from Canterbury

Following have passed pupil teacher examinations:
Miss MILLS - Danevirke
Marion KUHTZE - ormondville
Ella C. FRIBERG - Makotuku
Tues 05 Feb 1889

Birth FRASER : On the 4th inst at her residence, Danevirke, wife J.C. FRASER, of a daughter

Meeting of Creditors
Edward CHRISTOPHERSON, Norsewood, storekeeper, meeting of his creditors held at the Courthouse, Napier on Saturday.
Liabilities:
Henry BRIESKE - Norsewood
K.F. MORTENSEN - Norsewood
E. OLSEN - Norsewood
THOMPSON, SHANNON & Co - Wellington
H. OLSEN - Feilding
J.C. FOWLER - Napier
W. EVENSON - Napier
MOELLER & JENSEN - Napier
W.A. COATES - Hastings

Thurs 14 Feb 1889

The completion of the Waipukurau bridge removes the only obstruction to traffic that existed from Petane to Poranhahau. All the rivers have now been bridged

The man KENNEDY who committed suicide at Napier a few days ago was a member of the Colonial Defence Force and came here with the first batch of men engaged at Dunedin in 1864.

Ormondville R.M. Court
Police Cases
Andrew Mortensen MILLAR - allowing
three bullocks to trespass on line near Danevirke
Charles BADDELEY - allowing a horse to stray on line
Takapau Case
Aurelia ISACKSON was
charged with the rescue of cattle about to be impounded. William GEORGE
was jointly charged with Mrs ISACKSON.
Mr CRESSWELL was the informant
Deposed
Alexander GRANT - J.P., Sheepfarmer - Takapau
George PRESCOTT - Publican & Poundkeeper - Takapau
Henry BURGESS - Wheelwright - Takapau
Edwin DEAN - Laborer - Takapau.
The case was dismissed
Assault
A. HAYWARD pleaded guilty to havingstruck R. ESSEX with an open hand, because he, Mr ESSEX had called him a ---------- liar.
The affair took place after a tennis game at Danevirke.
HAYWARD was found guilty.

Civil
Sarah PEARSON v John CLEARY
HARRIGAN v LYCETT & CROSS
WESTLAKE v CLEMMENS
Same v Zachariah FREDERICKSEN
Same v BOURKE
CAROLAN v SANDERS
Same v E.V. DIXON
D. GUY v LYCETT & CROSS
BIERRE v A.A. LYCETT
WILSON v BAXTER
George GREEN v D. RYAN
FOTHERGILL v David HENRY
Norsewood Road Board v L. PARSONS

Feb 13
TE KOOTI passed through Kihikihi yesterday with a number of mounted followers on his way to Poverty Bay
Sat 16 Feb 1889

The Police in the districts through which TE KOOTI will pass on his way to Poverty Bay have been instructed to arrest any persons, whether European or Natives who may be guilty of conduct likely to lead to a breach of the peace.

A. CRAWFORD - Bankruptcy
Augustus John CRAWFORD - Sawmiller, Makotuku. A meeting of his creditors was held at the Courthouse Napier, yesterday. dificiency of 1,161 pounds 1 s - 8d
Largest Unsecured Creditors
M. GRIBBLE - Makotuku
BANNER & LIDDLE - Napier
N. OLSEN - Makotuku
Sydney PARSONS - Makotuku
Martin JOHANSEN - Norsewood
A.P. SHEATH - Napier
J.W. DOUGLAS - Makotuku
H. BOZANKO - Makotuku
Henry SCHMIDT - Makotuku
A. OLSEN - Norsewood
Walter PARSONS - Makotuku
James BROWN - Makotuku
J. LEE - Makotuku
W. NEWLING - Makotuku
Christian PETERSEN
Oscar HERMAN - Makotuku
H. WILLIAMS & Sons - Napier
W.G. CRAWFORD - Woodville
Secured Creditors
Thomas FOUNTAIN - Woodville
Amelia WIGGINGTON - Napier
W. BOYD McARTHUR & Co
M. GRIBBLE
N. WILLIAMS & Sons
915 pounds of this was for wages
Bush Advocate 19 Feb 1889

Marriage CATERSON - CONRAD : On May 30, 1888 at Sydney by the Registrar, J.T. CATERSON to Ellen , second daughter of George & Mary CONRAD, Danevirke

There is intense excitement in Poverty Bay over TE KOOTI's coming visit. It is expected 300 settlers will be enrolled and armed to prevent TE KOOTI reaching the
meting place

Danevirke court John LIVINGSTON - Failing to register his child

Mr William RAINBOW, Master of Heretaunga School, Hastings, was drowned at Ngaruroro on Saturday. He was trying to rescue two pupils who appeared to be distressed.
Bush Advocate 21 & 23 Feb 1889

A fierce fire is raging in the bush near Bucklands Road. The smoke was rolling over part of Ormondville.

Messrs MAGNUSSEN & SMITH, yesterday completed their contract of lowering & widening Ormondville's main street.

J. PETTERSON - Shoeing forge - Norsewood

Magistrate Court - Ormondville
Obscene Language
John FOX - charged with using obscene language in a public place ( Takapau Railway Station)
Evidence was given by Adam DRYDEN, a railway guard. FOX was found guilty and received 14 days.

Bush Advocate 26 Feb 1889

Henry MCNEILL, contractor and builder of the Wanganui bridge & Upper Gorge bridge, died at Palmerston North yesterday morning.

Postal name of Matahiwi has been altered to Maharahara.

Woodville Licensing District
Mr Returning Officer JOHNSON attended at Tamaki today to receive nominations for the above licensing district: James LITTLE, Patrick Henry LYNCH, Alex MCDONALD, Alex SMITH, Mark WHITEHEAD

Bush Advocate 28 Feb 1889

Mr W. VENN , cadet at Ormondville Railway Station is about to be removed to Napier. William SMITH, son of Mr E. SMITH is relieving him.

On Saturday a " muff " cricket match will be played between the Danevirke eleven & a twenty two. The former will use pick handles instead of bats. The twenty two will be chosed from G. WARD, F. BROWNE, R. PILMER, BENNETT, T, BADDELEY, J. ROSSITER, H. HOLDERN, J. HOLDERN, W. CATT, J. MCINNES, J. BARBER, W. HAINES, G. GREEN, B. DENNEHY, R. DICKEY, H. SERUP, J. DONNELLY, C. LEWIS, A. PILCHER, J. FRASER, G. WRATT, J. SOMETHING ( thats what was written), S, ATHEY, G. SYKES, W. CRAWFORD, J. ALLARDICE, T. MCDERMOTT, J.F. WELLS & C. POULSEN
Bush Advocate 02 , 05 & 07 Mar 1889

Tues 05 Mar 1889

William SHUKER, Papatu Valley has been seized with an attack of paralysis

Thurs 07 Mar 1889

Mr AMESBURY - Dental Surgeon, Danevirke

John GLENDIN was arrested for larceny

Mr ROULSTON is to leave his position at Makotuku Railway Station for Wellington. He will be replaced by Mr BARBER, Danevirke

Yesterday an earthquake was felt at 12.20 at Ormondville. It lasted for 50 seconds and was very severe in Danevirke

Norsewood School Comm
List of children who do not attend regularly:
Andrew NILSEN
Arthur HANSEN
John HARRIS
Oscar BOLSTADT
Hans JENSEN
George SVENDSEN
Carl BOLSTADT
Otto POMERANTZ
Albert BOLSTADT
Johan & Joseph CHRISTIANSEN
Anton & Gustan ERIKSEN
The committe are to visit the parents of these children.
Hilda PETTERSEN - has been appointed pupil teacher
>From John MANDEL - complaining that the assistant mistress had beaten his son Henry excessively abd so much that children in the school had cried when they saw the punishment inflicted. the child had born the marks of the stick for a week after the beating and he was afraid to go to school. One of the committee, Mr THOMSEN, said that he had heard outside school that the boy had been beaten because he could not pronounce two words correctly. The Chairman is to interview the assistant mistress
Thurs 14 Mar 1889

Bucks & Stags may be killed in the County of Wairarapa Sth, from 1 May to 10 May, by persons holding licenses, the cost of which is 1 pound.

Ormondville Assessment Court
Clerk of the town appeared and stated there was no valuation list for that Board in existence.

Court - Ormondville
Police Cases
Henry HAGENSEN - allowing a cow onto the railway line, near the 79 mile peg. Dismissed
John CARL -Similar offence
Civil
D. GUY v LYCETT& CROSS
J. PETTERSON v A. AMUNDSEN
READ v LYCETT & cROSS
J. PETTERSON v M. BECK
Same v CLIMO
TOWERS v Hori TE ARAWATUA
KARAITIANA v Wi HAPE
BIERRE v LYCETT & CROSS
H. GASSON v F.CHELL
GAVIN v LOVEJOY
Mahia MIHI v H.R. RUSSELL
W.ROBINSON V S. WEST
Norsewood Road Board v E. ERIKSEN
Same v J. SUANT
Same v J. SULLIVAN
E. OLSEN v P.MARONY
E.O. OLSEN v M.MORRISSY
MIHI v H.R. RUSSELL
J.H. MAYNARD v ERIKSEN
A. SUGDEN v LYCETT & CROSS.
Mr GUY applied for an order for the protection of the property of Mrs WITSHIRE whose husband had deserted her on 7th inst. She had been married on 17 Dec 1888 and her husband had beaten her twice and had gone to Palmerston. She was supporting herself by her own industry. Ordered to stand over for a month

Bush Advocate 16 Mar 1889

Mr CARLSON is the successful tenderer for the Patangata Bridge

Rev. E. O. PERRY, successor to Rev J. WRIGLEY will preach his first sermon at the Ormondville end of the circuit tomorrow. Rev. PERRY was well known in this district before going south.

The first marriage in the Makotuku English Church was celebrated by Rev. A.S. WEBB yesterday, when Anton CHRISTENSEN was united to Mrs E. NUGENT, both of Danevirke
Court
Alleged Larceny At Woodville Court on Thursday, William HARKNESS was brought up on remand charged with larceny of 64 pounds at Mangatoro Station.William HARKNESS was a cook at Mangatoro Station
Deposed:
John M'KENZIE - Cook - Mangatoro Station
Mr HAUTAIN - Manager - Ditto
Inspector KIELY
Edward AVERILL - Clerk - Mangatoro Station
Robert M'MILLAN - Shepherd
William ANDERSON - Shepherd - Mangatoro Station
T.R. GRACE - BNZ - Woodville
Sgt MANNING
Sgt CARLYON
HARKNESS was committed for trial at Supreme Court, Napier on Mar 19.

Bush Advocate 19 Mar 1889

A Post Office is now open at Mangatera. Mr L. FRIIS has been appointed Postmaster.

Mr P. CRARER is now " mine host' of Ferry Hotel, Wairoa

The pear slug or leech is ravaging the fruit trees in the Wairoa District.

Ormondville Court TAREHA - charged with being riotous & disorderly while drunk in a public place.

The man who was found drowned in a creek near Victoria Station was proved at the inquest to be one T. CLARK a bushfeller who had been working in the Maharahara.
Verdict : Found drowned

W. PREBBLE - Wholesale & Retail Fruiterer - Napier

Bush Advocate 21Mar 1889

A man named LEACH, formerly of Norsewood district, was arrested in Palmerston North on a charge of criminal assault. LEACH left Norsewood on the 8th inst, taking with him another man's wife and her 2 children and also 2 children ( by) his own wife, who he deserted. After he departed it was reported to Police he had committed a criminal assault upon a girl of about 15 years.Const SIDDELS took LEACH down to the lock up at Ormondville last night. He will be brought before R.R. GROOM J.P. today.

Criminal Sessions at Supreme Court - Napier
John MORTON - stealing from Stephen CAMPBELL, at Hastings
Robert ATCHESON - Forgery
John GLENDIN - stealing from Andrew MCALLISTER
John KENNEDY - Forgery
Thomas H. TOPPIN - Forgery
John SMITH - Attempted rape

Bush Advocate 23 Mar 1889

Marriage BERINS - SYMONS : On 21st inst at the residence of the brides mother, Palmerston North, by Rev T.N. GRIFFEN, Walter BEVINS to Julia Fitchett, eldest surving daughter of the late Thomas SYMONS

Ormondville Court
Charles LEACH - charged with criminal assault on Jane BELL on 24 Feb in a hut standing in the road situated between
Norsewood & Takapau. Remanded to Waipawa

Mr ROBJOHNS has purchased the Takapau Hotel.

Eketahuna people are agitating for a sitting of the Magistrate Court

Ormondville Shool Prizegiving

Passing Std V1 :
Robert GROOM, Frederick SHUGAR - this boy was the youngest Mr WESTALL had ever passed from the 6th std in school
Passing Std V
Warwick WEST, Annie GRANT
Passing 1V
Thomas PLANK, Charles PLANK, Willie WESTLAKE, Maggie MORRIS,
Maude THOMSEN, Laura MAYCOCK, Amy BARNES
Passing Std 111
Bernard BENGSTON, James PACKER, Fred REDWARD, Joseph KUHTZE, Herbert SHUGAR, Ellen BEALE, Mary PLANK, Nellie HOLLINS, Mary THOMSON, Mary BRABAZON, Nellie KUHTZE, Ellen O'LEARY, Mary FOTHERGILL
Passing Std 11
John WESTLAKE, Hans MARCUSEN, Oscar AMUNDSEN, Zachariah HALL, Charles LEACH, Amy SIDDELLS, Constance CHANDLER, Maggie LORIGAN
Passing Std 1
Victor OLSEN, Carl MARCUSSEN, Charles KHUTZE, Louis PLANK, Charles BENBOW, John BENBOW, Louisa BEALE, Edith CANTWELL, Susan FOTHERGILL, Frances JACKSON, Lena LEACH
Attendance
Warwick WEST, John THOMSEN, Sydney GROOM, Amy BARNES, Maggie MORRIS, Sophis REISIMA
Good Conduct
Fred SHUGAR, Janet BAI, Sophy THOMSEN
Sewing
Annie GRANT, Maggie FOTHERILL, Mary PLANK, Frances JACKSON
Singing
Girls : Ellen LAURVIG 1st, Constance CHANDLER 2nd
Boys : Warwick WEST 1st, Thomas PLANK 2nd
Bush Advocate 26 & 28 Mar 1889

Thomas O'BRIEN was arrested for the theft of a saddle & bridle, propertyof Hans RASMUSSEN

Thurs 28 Mar 1889

Mr A. ERIKSEN, Norsewood south, has lost his house to fire.

Mr POYNTON has brought the Makotuku Butchery from Mr SIDDELLS

Magisterial - Danevirke
Sarah PEARSON was charged on information of Ella POWELLwith having used abusive & insulting language to her.
Deposed:
Myrtle WAITE - Domestic servant staying with Mrs POWELL
John AITKEN
Sarah PEARSON was
fined 9s, but she said she would rather be locked up. 7 days imprisonment
Thomas O'BRIEN - Theft - Remanded

Bush Advocate 30 Mar 1889


Sat 30 Mar 1889

Mr W. CATT has sold his Hairdressing & Tobacconist business to Mr BATES,the former proprietor. Mr CATT returns to Carterton

Fatal Accident
Woodville - Mar 29
A little girl named BRIGHTWELL was accidentally killed this evening by falling in front of a brake, the wheels of which passed over her. Death was instantaneous.

POOK Murders Gisborne - Mar 29 HAERA was fond guilty of the murders. His honor put on the black cap and passed sentence of death on the prisoner. he will be taken to Napier for execution.
Murder ConfessionsThis afternoon Haira Te Pire who was yesterday condemned to death for the murder of the POOK family , confessed to Mohi TUREI, native clergy, that he had committed the deed.

Bush Advocate 2 & 4 April 1889 There is an outbreak of Typhoid Fever in Napier and still nearer, a case reported in Waipawa.

Rev Oliver DEAN is the new clergyman for Woodville

During last year 100,000 sheep were driven through the gorge. The toll amounted to 800 pounds

Mr KUHTZE and family, took leave of Ormondville and returned to Clive today after a sojourn of about 3 years. The vats & brewing plants were sent on some days ago.

At Waipawa on Tuesday, John BROWN, contractor, died suddenly at MORONY's Hotel. He had been under Dr ISDELL's care for quincy.
Bush Advocate 06 & 09 April 1889

W.L. SIDDELLS, Makotuku is erecting at his residence some of the prettiest gates yet seen in the township. The gates were made by Mr WILLIAMSON

Tues 09 Apr 1889

Last week sir George WHITMORE captured on his Poverty Bay run, an ugly snake, two feet six inches long, yellow & black.

Ormondville Court
August WEGNER - charged with stealing two head of cattle, property of Robert COX, Makotuku. Remanded

Danevirke Court
Cornelius F. CORRIGAN - obtaining board & lodgings from Charles BADDELEY to the value of 10s, by false pretences. Sentenced to 14 days hard labor in Napier Gaol

Danevirke School Prizegiving
Has 127 pupils
Mr POPPLEWELL - Headmaster
Miss MILLS, Miss ANDREWS - Teachers assisted by Miss ALLARDICE
The following are names of those who passed;
Std 1 Walter DRINKWATER, Alfred ANDERSON, Henry BROOKE, John MILLER, Emma DEAN, Eva BUCK, Effie DIXON, May DIXON, May HENDERSON, Ruby POPPLEWELL, Annie ELMBRANCH, Maude BAKER, Lucy TERRY
Std 11 Ernest WILLIAMS, Geo PILCHER, Chas HODDER, John QUINLAN, John BROWN, Geo ROYTHORNE, David ROXBURGH, Edward HAGGENSON, Rosa ALLARDICE, Lillie WRATT, Jessie HENDERSON, Beatrice DRINKWATER,Annie CAMERON, Maggie HAINES, Ernest BUTLER
Std 111 John EVANS, Robert CONRAD, George TERRY, Archie WRIGHT, Auge BIERRE, John POPPLEWELL, John M'LEOD, Inga BIERRE, Pearl DIXON, Florence BUCK, May COPELAND, Mary HAGGENSON
Std 1V George ILLINGWORTH, Edith COPELAND
Std V William WRATT, Ernest BUCK, Emily HAGGENSON

Ormondville Methodist Sunday School Highest No of Attendance
Boys : Zachariah J. BALL
Girls : Sophia RESIMA
Others: J.F. REDWARD, Ernest REDWARD, Willie P. WESTLAKE, A.L. HALL, Amy BARNES, John WESTLAKE, F.E. SHUGAR, Anne GRANt, Amy SIDDELS, Maggie FOTHERGILL, Mary BRABAZON, Maggie Morris, Herbert SHUGAR, l.J. HALL, Emma BARNES, George HALL, John ASHLEY, A.J. WESTLAKE, Nellie HOLLINS, Mary FOTHERGILL, John B. REDWARD, Sophis RESIMA, Clara REISMA, Nellie WESTLAKE, Louisa GROOM, W.L. REDWARD, W.R. HALL, Emma HOLLINS, Alfred WESTLAKE, Ada GILMOUR, Bertie SIDDELS, Louisa BEALE, Martha SHUGAR, Agnes HERBERT, William GILMOUR, Sydney GROOM, Selina DANCE, John HOWES, Benjamin HOWES, Willie FOTHERGILL, Helen BEALE, Adam HOWES, Sydney HERBERT, Florence SIDDELS, Charlie GILMOUR, Susan FOTHERGILL.

Suicide at Woodville
Capt RUSSELL of Woodville Rifles suicided on Saturday by shooting himself in the local drill hall. RUSSELL was a linesman in the telegraph service. He had seen active service. He was the trumpeter in the 8th Hussars in 1875. Served 18 months during the Indian mutiny and was wounded at Moerut and discharged. He afterwards joined Victorian Volunteers and was in the Castlemaine Dragoons under BURKE, the explorer. Also served in Queensland Troopers. In NZ was in Christchurch Volunteers and for 4 years latterly a gunner in D Battery, NZ Artillery in Wellington. He held both the Indian & NZ War medals.
An inquest was held and the verdict was: Temporary insanity
Bush Advocate 13 Apr 1889

Sat 13 Apr 1889

Makotuku School - Miss Janet RUSSELL, temporarily appointed pupil teacher

At the funeral of Capt RUSSELL ( Woodville), Rev DEAN said it was against the rules of the church to read the burial service over the grave of a suicide. He than said he would read part of the service, he did then ceased and he would not lend his books to anyone to finish the service.

Bush Advocate16 Apr 1889

RENATA's tombstone was erected on Saturday without any disturbance

At Waipawa yesterday, August WEGNER was committed for trial for cattle stealing.

A well known Napier resident Mr D. BALHARRY died a violent death yesterday. It is surmised he jumped from the Redclyffe bridge into the Tutae -Kuri and his neck was broken by the force with which his body struck the shingle bed. The bridge is about 40 feet above the river, which has but little water in it.

Bush Advocate 18, 20 & 23 April 1889

KRAUSE : On Apr 10 at Carlyle St, Napier, by Rev G. PATERSON, Carl F HANSEN, Denmark to Wilhelmine C. KRAUSE of Napier

Danevirke police Court
Peter ERICKSEN - charged with breaching the " Animal Protection Act , 1880", by having dead pigeons in his possession, out of season.

Land Settlement - Public meeting to be held at Danevirke to discuss the purchase of the Tiratu Block

Bush Advocate 25 , 27 & 30 April 1889

Mr MAYNARD of Ormondville is leaving the province

Newly elected School Committee"s
Danevirke
QUINLAN
A. M'KAY
HAGGENSON
J. ALLLARDICE
Rev E. ROBERTSHAWE
T. MILLER
M'LEOD
Ormondville
R.R. GROOM
C. LEACH
Rev A.S. WEBB
W. WESTLAKE
J. PACKER
G. HENSON
J.J. BROWNE
Norsewood
O. ERICKSEN
F. FREDERICKSEN
F. WAHL
A,B. THOMSEN
O. NORDBY
C.E. PETTERSEN
Rev H.M. RIES
Makotuku
J. BRABAZON
R. RUSSELL
J. WILLIAMSON
W. ROBINSON
A. OLSEN
A.A. LYCETT
W.PIKE
Takapau
WOODS
MAUDSLEY
STEFFENSEN
TUCKER
ADDIS
ISAACSON
SKJOTH

Sat 27 Apr 1889

Charles MARIBOE has erected his Photographic Studio at the old hotel, Ormondville

Tues 30 Apr 1889

Mr & Mrs CLOSE have floored the Napier Cathedral with linoleum

Bush Advocate May 02 1889


Thurs 02 May 1889
A barn belonging to Mr GRUBNER on the German line was totally destroyed by fire

At Napier on Tuesday, an inquest was held upon the body of Margaret WARD, who had died the previous day. It appears that Mrs WARD was sitting up sewing, the rest of the inmates having retired to rest. At 7 am the next morning she was found lying on the floor of the room where she had been at work.
Verdict: Apoplexy as the cause of death

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupty estate of BANNER & LIDDLE, Napier, Auctioneers was held yesterday

Yesterday morning the body of John MURPHY was found lying across the metals at the crossing near the Waipawa Railway Station. His head was severed and crushed into a complete mush by the engine wheel. The deceased had been lately billard marker at the Empire Hotel and was formerly landlord of the Star Hotel, Blenheim. The
deceased had been drinking heavily before his death. The inquest was held yesterday. Verdict : " Found dead on the railway line, but how deceased came there, there was no evidence to show"

Bush Advocate 04 & 07 May 1889

Danevirke Police Court
Charles KELLY - stealing from DICKEY's hotel

A young man, M. BEDDINGFIELD went into the bush at Makotuku for a shot at the birds. His gun went off accidentally and he was shot in the right arm. The young man was able to go down to County Hospital this morning.

Tues 07 May 1889

Mr ALLARDICE's new hotel at Danevirke is to be called the Masonic

Matthew HENDERSON - Danevirke is applying for a publicans license for the Club Hotel.
Persons signing the Householders Certificate are:
J.C FRASER
Neil MCPHEE
John BARGH
L.WILSON
Geo W. CONRAD
R.E. RASMUSEN
G. PILCHER
George WRIGHT
Carl ANDERSON
Thomas HOWE

James ALLARDICE is appling for alicense for the Masonic Hotel Householders Cert:
O.P. RONBERG
John BARGH
Clemmen PETERSEN
Charles BADDELEY
A.L. GORDON
R.e. RASMUSEN
F.C.W. BIERRE
G.J. ILLINGWORTH
George WARD
Ole CHRISTOPHERSON
F. ELMBRANCH
George WRIGHT

Bush Advocate 09 May 1889


Thurs 09 May 1889

Danevirke Court
Robert MITCHELL - drunk

Denis RYAN is erecting a hotel at Akieto, on the Danevirke -Wainui Road

Ormondville Court
Thomas BRIGHOUSE - trespass
Harry SERUP - trespass. Adjourned
Roby Thomas BRIGHOUSE & Mary BRIGHOUSE - Charged with rescuing 4 horses that were on their way to the pound.
Deposed ;
Andrew Mortensen MILLER
charles HAGGENSON
Charles NILSEN
Fred GODDARD
Case dismissed
Alleged Assault
James ALLARDICE - charged with having on 2 May, assaulted Mary BRIGHOUSE, by knocking her down and kicking her.
He pleaded not guilty.
Deposed:
Dr Henry WILLIAMS - Woodville
John M'CARTHY
R.T. BRIGHOUSE
Alfred CRUMP
Case was dismissed with costs to defendant
Civil
HENDERSON & Co v R.RUSH
GLENDINNING & GRIFFEN v c. SCHMIDT
J. KUHTZE v E.OLSEN
LYCETT & CROSS v D. GUY
F. NELSON v WILLIAMS & KETTLE
DICKEY & COLE v W. RESIMA
Same v W.SWAN
Same v Geo PILCHER
Same V G.W. CONRAD
D.GUY v LYCETT & CROSS
R. GROOM v J.CROSSLAND
K.F. MORTENSEN v LYCETT & CROSS
LYCETT & CROSS v Frank REED

Bush Advocate 11 & 14 May 1889

Sat 11 May 1889

Mr NEILSEN, Mahrahara has sold his property to Mr GRAINGER of Napier.

Tues 14 May 1889

Harry DENHAM who some 7 months ago received serious injury by the fall of his horse has just returned to the Bush cured. He was unconscious for 14 days.

HAIRA TE PERE, the Gisborne murderer was hung at the Napier Gaol yesterday morning. HAIRA, positively stated on Friday thar he did not commit the murders, it was his brother. HAIRA was a fine looking Maori, about 28 years old. They had difficulty in obtaining the services of a hangman. Thus the services of a prisoner who was undergoing a short term of imprisonment had to be procurred. The hangman was reprieved and received a certain sum of money.
Bush Advocate 16 & 18 May 1889
Thurs 16 May 1889

The man who hung HAIRA TE PERE, passed through Danevirke by the 12.30 train today. He is not altogether a stranger in these parts as he was through the district some few months ago as ST. CLAIR, champion tight rope walker

Sat 18 May 1889

Ormondville School Comm Special meeting was called to consider the re - admission of William WESTLAKE to the school Mr WESTLAKE pointed out the boy had not been expelled and therefore he had the right to send him to school. The master said the boy was given to shirk his work and unless he was liable to punishment - he was an incorrigible boy.
William WESTLAKE had received six strokes with a thin rule ( on what Alf LAWTON called , the bosom of his pants). Mr WESTLAKE had heard from Bertie LEACH ( pupil) that William was being flogged. Mr WESTALL ( Master) said he would not over step his duty in future and that William could re - enter school.

Bush Advocate 21 & 23 May 1889
Tues 21 May 1889

Mr WRIGHT of Junction Hotel, Norsewood has leased Small's hall

A child named Martin Ruapehu, son of Mr MEKELSON of the Danish line, Norsewood, died through inflammmation of th brain on Monday morning

Thurs 23 May 1889

The infant son of Mr. M. MEKELSON was interred on Thursday afternoon about 3 pm. Rev H.M. RIES conducted the burial service.

C. JOHANSEN has opened a grocery in Norsewood

H. HANSEN returned from Blackburn where he has been employed building

P.C. FENWICK of Napier is the lawn tennis champion of NZ

Mrs CLIMO after having 8 sons has recently given birth to a daughter at Makotuku

Prizegiving - Takapau School
Attendance;
Henry & Arthur HOBSON . These boys had not been absent from school for a period reaching as far back as could be traced by existing registers
Std V1
Ellen TUCKER
Std V
Jane MCKAY
Std 1V
William HOBSON, Mary TUCKER, Henry HOBSON, Agnes MCKAY
Std 111
Mary ADDIS, Alice TUCKER, Anne EDGECOMBE
Std 11
George CLARK, Ernest HARWOOD, Arthur HOBSON, Fred MITCHELL
Std 1
Robt. M'KAY, Elizabeth BENNETT, Lilian ISAACSON, Edith TUCKER, Alfred EDGECOMBE, Robt BELL
Preparatory
Clara HERBERT, Ernest EDGECOMBE, John CLARK

Bush Advocate 25 May 1889
Sat 25 May 1889

The first of five cottages to be built for Mr WESTLAKE of Makotuku is up but not quite finished. Mr HAMBLING is the builder

Brick cottage built for Mr BAE of the Danish line by Mr CROSSLAND is now complete. It is the first brick cottage in the district.

Anton ANDERSON, Norsewood South, lost his barn to fire

Danevirke District School Prizegiving
Std 1
Boys :
Henry BROOKE, Walter DRINKWATER, John MILLER, Alfred ANDERSON
Girls:
Emma DEAN, Annie ELMBRANCH, May HENDERSON,
Effie DIXON, Ruby POPPLEWELL, Eva BUCK
Std 11
Boys :
John QUINLAN, Edward HAGGENSEN
Girls :
Annie CAMERON, Beatrice DRINKWATER
Std 111
Boys :
Robert CONRAD, John POPPLEWELL, John EVANS
Girls :
Inga BIERRE, Pearl DIXON
Std 1V
Boys :
George ILLINGWORTH
Girls :
Edith COPELAND
Std V
Boys :
Ernest BUCK
Girls :
Emily HAGGENSEN
Std !V
Boys :
Albert PAWSON
Girls :
Bertha DIXON ( Dux)
Sewing
Ada ALLARDICE, Rose ALLARDICE, Minnie
RYAN, Annie CAMERON, Emma HAINES, Beatrice DRINKWATER, May HAGGENSEN &
Veroni KAMOSKI

Miss Bertha DIXON occupies the envious position of Dux

Bush Advocate 28 May 1889

Tues 28 May 1889

Two men LENAHAN & O'BRIEN were brought up at Napier and charged with assaulting Dr MOORE. They got a months hard labor.

The claimants in the Waikopiro Block, containing 26, 000 acres are now sitting at Waipawa.

John BARTON, working for Mr KEATING at the Rabbit fence, met with a serious accident on Wednesday by a tree falling and crushing him against another tree. He was conveyed to Waipukurau Hospital;
Bush Advocate 30 May 1889

A warrant has been issued for Leonard WILSON, lately of Danevirke, for obtaining 10 pounds by false pretences , from the Stationmaster.

Creditors Meeting - R.A. BURMISTER
J.A. BURMISTER, Storekeeper, Danevirke

Bush Advocate 01 June 1889

Mrs L. WILSON and her children departed by train today for Wellington

Property Tax reviews
Norsewood Road Board
Frederick ADRIAN
Ole CHRISTOFFERSON
James GOLLAN
Christiffer FINSEN
J.P. LEIGHTON
Rev. H.M. RIES
N.C. SANDERS
James TAYLOR
Ormondville Road Board
C.R. BAINES
William RATHBONE
Mr RHODES
Mr BUCKLAND
Stephen M'GREEVY
Major S. BELL
James JARMAN
W. Robinson
Ormondville Town District
F.W. GARNER
Alfred JARMAN
Isabella DROWER
James PURDY
Mr BOVAIRD

Bush Advocate 04 06 June 1889

 

Signor Carimini MORLEY, a well known singer, intends to settle in Napier. At present he is in Masterton

The estimated population of NZ on Mar 31 1889 was ( inclusive of Maori's) - Males 349,232. Females 302,893. total 652,125, being an increase over the same date last year of 2,776

Thurs 06 June 1889

R. ESSEX of Makotuku, Hotelkeeper has joined the ranks of the insolvent.

A license for D. RYAN's hotel at Akiteo has been granted.

F. FORWARD has parted with the " old boarding house" at Ormondville

Mr REDWARD is to open a butchers shop at Ormondville, next to the public library.

Leicester REDWARD has purchased Carl JOHANSEN's general store in Norsewood

Bush Advocate 08 June 1889
C. HALL - elected Chairman of Waipawa County Council

Annual Licensing
Norsewood Licensing comm.
L.O. MATHIESON ( Ch), H. BRIISKE, H.P. PEDERSON
A. WRIGHT - Junction Hotel - Renewal granted
E. OLSEN - Crown Hotel - Renewal granted
Danevirke Licensing Comm J. HENDERSON ( Ch), G. WRATT, T. MILLER, T. MCDERMOTT & A. MACKAY.
New Licenses
James ALLARDICE - Masonic - Granted
M. HENDERSON - Club Hotel - Granted
Renewals
Robert DICKEY - Danevirke Hotel - Granted
C. BADDELEY - Railway Hotel - Granted
B. DENNEHY - Junction Hotel - Granted
L. FRIIS - Mangatera Hotel - Granted
Ormondville Licensing Comm granted the following renewals
Richard ESSEX - Makotuku Hotel
H. GASSON - Beaconsfield Hotel
C. LEACH - Ormondville Hotel

R. WARNER - Firewood dealer - Danevirke

Bush Avocate 13 June 1889
Thurs 13 June 1889

Ormondville Court
Cattle Trespass
H. SERUP - Danevirke - charged with allowing a cow onto the railway line.
Dismissed as the accused was in hospital
Civil
GLENDENNING & GRIFFEN v Carl SCHMIDT
Same v James G. WILSON
W. ROBINSON v Chas NELSON
W. WESTLAKE v John H. PETERSEN
TOWERS v K. F. MORTENSEN & Englebret OLSEN
Charles BIRSS v Joseph KUHTZE
Alfred HAYWARD v W.C. GAVIN
A. SUGDEN v A.A. LYCETT

Ormondville Assessment Court
Robert RUSSELL, valuer for Ormondville
Town District said that he had prepared the valuation list and it had been completed on 6 April 1889. It was based on valuation for 1884.
Charles LEACH - objected to the valuation list
Objectors
F.W. HOLLINS, appeared for his step son George SATCHWELL
George GRANT
Alfred CODLIN
George HENSEN - objected his wifes Maren's name was not on the list
R.J. BAKER
Daniel BARNES
Emma BARNES
W. MAYO
F.C. SHUGAR
H.E. ROBJOHNS
Elizabeth ANDREWS
W. HULL

A cerditors meeting was held in Napier Courthouse on Tuesday for Richard ESSEX, Hotelkeeper, Makotuku
Mr ESSEX took possession of the hotel in Aug 1887 and had no cause to complain until March 1888 when the bad times set in

Bush Advocate 11 June 1889

Waikopiro Block
Following are awards to claimants with Hori HEREHERE
Block 1 - 9,000 acres - Ngatihauharuharu & Ngaiterangi Whakaewa
Block 11 - 3,500 acres - Ngaitangihia
Block 111 - 1,000 acres - Ngatiruatotara
Block 1V - 2,500 acres - Hori NIANIA, Te Teira TIAKIATI & others, also
Hamana TIAKIWIWI, Meihana TAKIHI & TAKA MOANA
Block V - 6,500 acres - Tangaru TUHUA & others including Hore NIANIA
Block V1 - 2,500 acres - Eru TE HOPU
Block V11 -700 acres - Wi TEROIKUKU
Block V111 - 490 acres - Inia WHANGATANA
Block 1X - 400 acres - child of Ripeka PAKIPAKI

Bush Advocate 15 June & 18 1889

Makotuku School is about to be moved to it's new site.

A second butcher is about to start business at Tautane. There are about 200 men felling bush in the district and they want alot of feeding.

Tues 18 June 1889

Turanga KAURAURIA who was shot at Omahu , died on Sunday night. Wataaria WI has been remanded on a charge of shooting with intent to kill.

Tenders were opened for the lease of Ormondville Domain. Mr M.J. SKINNER is the successfultenderer. His tender of 3 pounds, being the highest.

Danevirke School Comm ( Abridged)

R. ROYTHORNE had written to the school committee that his son Charles had come home from school with wales on the backs of both hands, which were caused by Mr POPPOLEWELL's cane. Charles ROYTHORNE had been struck as he couldn't answer the question
: How many wives & relations did Henry V111 have ?
James SNEYDON ; stated that Charles had not answered the question, but Minnie RYAN had. . Mr POPPLEWELL had struck him and then Charles threw a slate at Mr POPPLEWELL. He didn't think Charlie had meant to throw the slate at Mr POPPLEWELL. G. ILLINGWORTH - Didn't think that Charlie was struck harder than he does the rest of us. Charlie wouldn't hold out his hand and that was the reason he was struck on the knuckles. The Chairman did not believe children should be flogged for not knowing lessons, but that flogging should only be resorted to in cases of misdemeaneours. He thought Mr ROYTHORNE & the Master, Mr POPPLEWELL should reconcile over the matter and would move to that effect. Mr ROYTHORNE could not agree to this.
The committee then moved that they had held an inquiry and it was their opinion that there is nothing to to report to the Board.
Four tenders were received for the cleaning of the school : Mr ISRAELSON, Mrs ALDING, Mrs CARMICHAEL & Mrs ROXBOROUGH. Mrs ROXBOROUGH's tender of 20 pounds per year was accepted

Bush Advocate 20 , 22 , 25 & 27 June 1889
Thurs 20 June 1889

A man names BROUGH who had been staying at the Terminus Hotel, Napier, was found drowned in the inner harbour, yesterday.

Mr GOODALL - Napier Harbor Board Engineer

The Crown Hotel at Norsewood is about to change hands. Mr EVENSEN is buying out E. OLSEN

Sat 22 June 1889

C.R. BAINES has secured 300 acres, lately owned by Mr HOLT at Papatu and on the opposite side of the railway line from Mr BAINES farm.

At Wellington yesterday, Joseph NANCARROW, formerly Inspector of Steamers , died of apoplexy. Aged 73 years.

Tues 25 June 1889

H.D. BUCHANAN has purchased T. GILBERT's property at Kumeroa.

Mr GRAINGER has brought NEILSON's property of 80 acres in the Maharahara

Thurs 27 June 1889

Mr DRISCOLL of Wellington has purchased Mr W. HENDERSON's interest in the Occidental Hotel, Napier.

F.W. REDWARD's new butcher shop at Ormondville, is now completed.
Bush Advocate 29 June 1889

Sat 29 June 1889

Birth BURMASTER : On 29 inst at her residence, Danevirke, Mrs J.A. BURMASTER, of a daughter.

Mr S.G. POPPLEWELL of the "News" was married on Wednesday and has been spending the honeymoon in Danevirke. The couple left for Makotuku yesterday.

Mr J.T. WILSON, Storekeeper of Norsewood has been absent from home for a few days and returned yesterday, triumphant, but not alone, he having taken unto himself a wife while away.

W.G. & T.H. HUNTER have taken up between 2 & 3,000 acres of Education Reserve behind Kaitoke.

Inquest - Abriged
On the body of John GREGAN who was found dead in the Railway Hotel, Danevirke, yesterday, was held at the same place last evening before Mr JOHNSON, Coroner.
Jury:
J. BARGH
M. HENDERSON
J. HENDERSON
R.E. RASMUSEN
J.F. WELLS
E.E. PRIOR
Evidence by
Charles BADDELEY, Publican, Railway Hotel, Danevirke
Trueman Theodore STEVENSON , Storekeeper & boarder at the Raiway Hotel
Mrs Frances BADDELEY - mother of Charles
Thomas BADDELEY - brother of Charles
Const. RYAN
John DEIGHTON, Stableman, Railway Hotel.
The deceased had formerly worked as a cooper in Taranaki and recently had been in the employ of Messrs RUDDOCK & FRYER & Mr ELLISON, Surveyor, Napier.
Verdict : Visitation of God, in the natural way

Bush Advocate 02, 04 & 06 July 1889

Thurs 04 July 1889

There was a funeral at Norsewood on Tuesday, when the infant daughter of Mr F. LUNGQVIST, who had departed a few days previously, was laid to rest in Norsewood Cemetery.

Sat 06 July 1889

Mr M. HENDERSON is applying for a transfer of the license of the Club Hotel to Mr J. HENDERSON

Rev.S. DOUGLAS, Presbyterian
Minister, Danevirke, is likely to leave the district shortly. He will probably accept a call to the Spit.

Ormondville School
Action will be taken against the following children unless they attend school regularly. Ellen MARCH, Agnes HERBERT, Thomas BENBOW, Kate PETERSEN, Charles BENBOW & Oscar AMUNDSEN.

St John's Church, Danevirke, was consecrated yesterday

Bush Advocate 09 & 11 July 1889
Tues 09 July 1889

Stanley G. SCOTT - Auctioneer - Woodville
Mr EVENSEN - new proprietor, Crown Hotel, Norsewood
Andres JOHANSEN has sold his 40 acres on the Third Line at Norsewood to
Mr BURTON for 320 pounds.

Thurs 11 July 1889

Ormondville Court
Charles BIRSS v J. KUHTZE
Poperty Tax Dept v ALLARDICE
A. HAYWARD v Sidney WEST
H. GILES v J. McCARTHY
H.J.. STARKEY v LYCETT & CROSS
K.F. MORTENSEN v Same
G. HOBB v A. HAYWARD
J. TOWERS v Hori ARATU
A.W. GOULD v K.F. MORTENSEN

Norsewood School
Miss HALL - resigned because of ill health
Knud ANDERSON wanted the committee to give permission for his boy, Andrew, to absent himself from school as he was wanted at home. The boy would be 13 in Sept. - Permission, denied
Const SIDDELLS had served summons on the following for irregular attendance of their children at school. FINSEN, BOLSTADT, CLEMENS, THORSTENSEN, LUND, ANDERSON, HEGH, TORKILSEN, CHRISTIANSEN, HARRIS & NILSEN

Bush Advocate 18 July 1889

Thurs 18 July 1889

Mr BIRSS has sold his cordial factory in Danevirke, to his nephew A. BIRSS

Waipawa - Mrs Pat McGREEVY and Rosa AYRES were crossing the Tuki Tuki River in a trap, between WILLIAM'S dam & Mangataratara when the reins broke. Rosa AYRES jumped out into the river and was drowned. The body was recovered

Inquest - Abridged
Held at Norsewood South on Tuesday at 2 pm before Samuel JOHNSSON, district coroner, touching the death of Alfred Richard ANDERSON.
Jury:
K.F. MORTENSEN
James SMITH
T. CLEMETT
Joseph BARRY
Erik ERIKSEN
F.C. SHUGAR
Deposed:
Anton ANDERSON , father of the deceased. Saw his son leave the house and cross the paddock towards the Ngamoko Branch Road. His sister Elizabeth went with him. Elizabeth is 8 years old and Alfred was 6 years old on 28 May. Mr ANDERSON was away from home between 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm and came home in consequence of receiving a message one of his children was ill. He found the body on the bed and his wife and her sister were trying to restore animation to the deceased, there were two others present. He rendered assistance and they continued their efforts until 6.30pm when they found the body getting cold and stiff.
Elizabeth ANDERSON - examined through an interpreter. She said they were playing near the water, she, her brother and Karl CHRISTIANSEN, While they were looking for mice,Alfred slipped and fell near the water. Karl caught him by the leg to hold him, but could not. She tried to help but Karl told her he could do better by himself. Karl let go and Alfred fell into the water. Karl did not try to assist him after he fell in the water. She remained a few minutes and the ran home for help. Karl told her the water was too deep for her to help Alfred.
Karl CHRISTIANSEN - 11 years old. He was on his way home from Sunday School when he met the Andreson children and decided to stop and play.
Randine ANDERSON - mother of deceased. Said her daughter came home crying and told her Alfred had fallen into the creek and was dead. She ran as fasr as she could to the gravel pit and found him in the deepest part of the water. She could not get him up alone. ran to Mrs CHRISTIANSEN's and they went back to the pit and by means of a long stick managed to get him out. They then took him home. When they arrived home thet tried to revive him.
Verdict; That the deceased was accidentally suffocated and drowned on the Ngamoko Road, in a gravel pit within the boundary of the said road. the jury also added a rider. " The jury most strongly condems the action of the Norsewood Road Board in leving open traps like this on their roads and requests that immediate steps be taken to guard against accidents, by fencing in all disused gravel pits.

Bush Advocate 13 & 16 July 1889
Sat 13 July 1889

Mr HICKS, who some months ago , was injured by being thrown from his horse, returned to Danevirke today. He is far from being able to work.

Job PACKER & William ROBINSON were nominated today to fill the vacancy on the Ormondville Road Board Vice Mr BRABAZON resigned

Tues 16 July 1889

Rev. S. DOUGLAS leaves Danevirke for the Spit tomorrow.

On Sunday, a little boy named Alfred ANDERSON, whose parents reside on the Third Line, Norsewood, was found in a gravel pit, where he had fallen in and drowned. An inquest will be held in all probability, today.

Miss E. GRANT has been engaged at Norsewood School, temporarily

Herbertville will have a handsome skating rink in a few weeks time

The Wimbledon & Akeito pubs are now in full swing
Bush Advocate 20 & 23 July 1889
Sat 20 July 1889

A fatal accident occurred on the railway this morning. KOPUTAHU lost his life. He was walking on the bridge side of Takapau when the train came upon him and he was not observed in time to pull up. The old maori, who was deaf met his death at the same place where McJURY was killed

RONBERG & CLAUSEN , Storekeepers, Danevirke, Insolvent

Tues 23 July 1889

Danevirke Police Court
George WRIGHT, Settler, Umutaoroa, charged upon the information of Jas. McGAUGHRAN with laying posion contray to Section 15 of the Police Offences Act.
Mr BAMFORD appeared for the complainant, Mr FLORANCE for the defendant. Mr WRIGHT pleaded not guilty.
Evidence By:
James McGAUGHRAN, settler, Umutaoroa - stated his dog was posioned by posion that was laid by Mr WRIGHT.
Phillip AYLWARD - Umutaoroa
Jane McGAUGHRAN - wife of james
J.H. CLAYTON - proprietor of Bush Advocate
George WRIGHT
C. WILLIE - Labourer
The case was dismissed

Inquest
Held at Ormondville Court house on Sat at 8 pm, touching the death of PETUHU, a maori who had met his death on the railway line between Takapau and Kopua.
Jury
R. GROOM
F. REDWARD
G. GRANt
C. LEACH
G. HENSON
A. CODLIN
Evidence By
Michael TRAVERS - Engine driver
John GIBB - Railway guard
Waewae KAHUKURU
- identified the deceased as PETUHU, who lived at Takapau. he was connected with the Takapau maories, but was a member of the Arawa tribe. Before comingto Takapau he lived at Matawiki. Stated that the deceased was deaf and had to wear glasses when he read a book.
Pine KORAUA - half caste - had been cutting firewood with the deceased. Witness said the deceased was about 56 years old and had several children living at Takapau, 4 boys & 3 girls. His wifes name was Mihi. Verdict: Met his death by being accidentally run over by a train at bridge No 40, and that no blame can be laid to the
officers in charge of the train.

Page 2 - Write up regarding bankruptcy of RONBERG & CLAUSEN

Bush Advocate 25 & 27 July 1889
Thurs 25 July 1889

A subscription list is going around to assist Mr Anders OLSEN of the Danish Line, who was hurt a few months ago by a log rolling back over him and injuring him severley

Sat 27 July 1889

At Napier, W. GARRETT, commission agent, has been committed for trial on a charge of obtaining 100 pounds from RC. LEASK, upon false pretences.

Danevirke Police Court
F.J. CHEELL - assaulting Jacob SORENSEN
Owen SULLIVAN - no lawful & visible means of support

Fatal Hotel Fire in Danevirke
DICKEY's Hotel Destroyed One man burned to Death Narrow escape of inmates An old landmark disappeared from Danevirke this morning and unfortunately was attended by loss of life. Mr DICKEY's hotel with all it's contents was destroyed by fire at about 3.00am
Mr. J. DONNELLY, who slept in the upper storey raised the alarm. All got out safely, except an old man named BENBOW, who was employed in the stables, which were attached to the hotel. Mr BENBOW would have been 62 years old today. The hotel is owned by Messrs ROBJOHNS & Co. Mr BENBOW of Ormondville is a brother of the deceased

Bush Advocate 30 July 1889
Tues 30 July 1889

Inquest Enquiry into the burning of DICKEY's Hotel, resulting in the death of David BENBOW was held at ALLARDICE's Hotel yesterday.
Jury;
J.C FRASER
A, MACKAY
C. BIRSS
R.RASMUSSEN
J. ALLARDICE
C.BADDELEY
Mr S. JOHNSON of Waipawa acted as coroner
Evidence
Robert DICKEY - Licensee of the late Danevirke Hotel, said there were four boarders in the house the night of the fire. W. MANTEL, John DONNELLY, W. BROWN & MADDEN. There were two servant girls, Edith RICHARDS and another girl called Bertha , the man called BENBOW and his own family. John DONNELLY - Lessee of the billard room at the hotel
Willioam BROWN - Compositor - Boarder at the hotel
W. MANTEL - Carpenter - Boarder
Charles BENBOW - Settler, residing at Ormondville and brother of the deceased. They were natives of North Wales
John RYAN - Constable
Verdict : That David BENBOW met his death accidentally by a fire which occurred at the Danevirke Hotel on Saturday 27 July and that no eidence as the the origin of the fire appears to the jurors.

Bush Advocate 01, 03 & 06 Aug 1889
Thurs 01 Aug 1889

Mr Frank CARROLL has commenced business at Danevirke as a accountant, general commission and land agent.

A meeting of the creditors of N.C. SAUNDERS was held in the Fest Hall, Norsewood.

Freezing will commence at Messrs NELSON Bros, Gisborne Works in October.

Sat 03 Aug 1889

Birth BARGH : On Aug 01, at her residence, Danevirke, wife of John BARGH of a daughter

Mr C. HYDE, late of Pahiatua has opened a dipensary at Ormondville.

Tues 06 Aug 1889

Mr C. HALL has resigned from Waipawa County Council

Danevirke School Comm
The Police had sent summons to the following for failure to send their children to school. Messrs G. PILCHER, ROXBURGH, ROYTHORNE, DIXON ( Carpenter) & PAWSON

On Saturday a man named John MILLER, residing in Carlyle St, Napier, committed suicide. He was formerly the proprietor of the boarding house in Carlyle St. He shot himself. He leaves a widow and four or five children.

E.A. RANSOM - Saddler - Danevirke
Mrs M. DUTEMPLE - Tailoress. Main St. Danevirke
Dr DAVENPORT - Woodville

Bush Advocate 08 & 10 Aug 1889

Thurs 08 Aug 1889

Mr H. GASSON is to retire from the Beaconsfield Hotel

Sat 10 Aug 1889

The charge against Mr POPPLEWELL ( headmaster of Danevirke School) of travelling on the railway with intent to evade payment of the proper fare, was held at Waipawa on Thursday.
Dimissed with a caution

Bush Advocate 13 Aug 1889
Tues 13 Aug 1889

On Saturday a man known as Sydney SMITH was found lying dead on Mr BRENNAN's land at Ormondville. Maggie BRENNAN, found the deceased lying with his head in the water at the water hole.

Brass Band for Danevirke Following are members of the newly formed Brass Band. COSGROVE, W. HAINES, A. PILCHER, J. WHITMORE, A.SCOTT, R. HAINES, C. BROWN, G. SLADE, J.F. WELLS, M. LYONS, J. BUCK, F. YOUNGHUSBAND, W.WHITE

Inquest Touching the death of Hiram Sydney SMITH, held at the Ormondville Court House Jury
R.R. GROOM, M.J. SKINNER, F.C. SHUGAR, C. BENBOW, C. HYDE & J. CHICKEN
Evidence
Frederick GIBSON - Said he and the deceased had been drinking solidly for the last two weeks.
Richard ESSEX - formerly licensee of the Makotuku Hotel
Verdict: The deceased was found suffocated and drowned in a waterhole on Aug 10, but there is no evidence to show how he came to be there.
Following Rider ; Frederick GIBSON is greatly to blame for not having informed the police of the state of the deceased's health and for not having restrained him from drinking to excess
Bush Advocate 15 Aug 1889
Thurs 15 Aug 1889

The body of the unfortunate man Sydney SMITH was taken to the Ormondvillecemetery on Tuesday afternoon and returned to it's kindred earth. The burial service being read by Rev. A.S. WEBB.It was not perhaps, very strange that none of those who had sponged upon him while he had money attended to see the last of him.

More on Inquest of Sydney SMITH
Margaret LORRIGAN - lived with her step father on NewlingsRoad, deceased had come to their house asking her mother to wash his clothes, her step father turned him out.
Edward BRENNAN - Settler residing on Newlings Road, about 2 miles from Ormondville. Had found the deceased wandering in his home and had told him to clear out
Herbert HARTLY - Storeman, Makotuku
James HOBBS - Had been in charge of Makotuku Hotel in late july.
Mrs GASSON - wife of the licensee of the Beaconsfield Hotel.
The deceased was a native of Kitchly in England, where he leaves a wife and mother.

Magisterial - Ormondville
TOWERS v TE ARUATUA
A.HAYWARD v W.WEST
O.ERICKSEN v Wilhelm JENSEN
Same v E.A. LAURVIG
Same v P. PEDERSEN
Same v L. FREDERICKSEN
O. ERICKSEN v H. BOLSTADT
M. KEARNS v J. MANN
W. WESTLAKE v N. HARWOOD
W. ROBINSON v J. MAHER
R. DICKEY v Chas WARREN
W. ROBINSON v W. SLIPPER
Same v E. POYTON
Hans OLSEN v F. WAHL
W. WESTLAKE v C. NICHOLLS
Same v T. CLEMETT
J.E. STENBERG v Walter HOWARD
Same v Frank GAMMON
W. ROBINSON v A.G. MORTENSEN
SORENSEN v CHELL
MCKENZIE v CROSSLAND
S. NILSEN v G. PILCHER
H. BROOKES v W & J. YOUNGMAN
J.H. CLAYTON v H.W. GASSON
Hans Hansen BOLSTADT, was charged with failing to send his son between the age of 7 & 13 years to school. The defendant pleaded guilty. He was ordered to send the boy Oscar BOLSTADT to school.
Christian FINDSEN - charged with a similar offence. Pleaded not guilty as his children had been sick. Case dismissed.

Bush Advocate 17, 20 & 22 Aug 1889

Sat 17 Aug 1889

The Beaconsfield Hotel changed hands last evening. Mr ESSEX, formerly licensee of the Makotuku hotel, having removed into this house. For the present Mr WOODS remains in charge of the Makotuku hotel.

Hori ROPIHA of Waipawa has been lecturing on temperance in Wellington

Tues 20 Aug 1889

Mr ENGELBRETSEN - Mail Coach Driver- Norsewood

The Norsewood sale yards open on Wed 28 Aug. They are to be known as the Junction Hotel Sale Yards.
The agent is F.C. SHUGAR , Ormondville

Hugh HANDYSIDE , Porangahau is the Chairman of the Hawkes Bay Rabbit District Board.

Montague LACELLES - Land & Estate Agent, Tennyson St, Napier

John SULLIVAN - Farmer - Umutaoroa
E.A. RANSOM , Saddler, Danevirke

Thurs 22 Aug 1889
Nothing of local interest

Bush Advocate 24 Aug 1889
Sat 24 Aug 1889

An application of the transfer of the license of the Beaconsfield Hotel from Henry Walter GASSON to Richard ESSEX has been made.
Householders Cert:
John TOWERS
D. CARMICHAEL
A.J. HOBBS
T.HALL
W.L. SIDDELLS
Alfred A. LYCETT
George A. SCOTT
J.W. ANDREWS
Frederick D. FERGUSSON
D. MANN
Application for the transfer of the license of the Crown Hotel, Norsewood from Engelbrett OLSEN to Walter Axel EVENSEN has been made
Householders Cert
Charles Edward PEDERSEN
Ole LUND
Theodor THORSTENSEN
Anders JOHANSEN
A. LARSEN
Johan WINGER
H. BRISKE
O. ERICKSEN
A. POMERANZ
Hans OLSEN

Ormondville Court
Martin MORISSY, who came into court with two brown and one black eye, was charged with having behaved riotously in the Crown Hotel in Norsewood. He pleaded guilty. Having satisfied the craving of a drink, he found the time hanging heavy on his hand and went outside for a little divertion and indulged somewhat freely in that pastime so dear to the heart of an Irishman, engaging in a fight. Fined 3 pounds

Bush Advocate 27, 29 & 31 Aug 1889
Tues 27 Aug 1889

A recommendation was put forward by Horace BAKER, should funds be available, to provide for the establisment of a District High School at Woodville or at some other centre within the Waipawa County

The roads running from Makotuku are in a fearful state, while deep ruts are the rule between the school and Norsewood, the children of Messrs SHAARE, HOLM, HARMES & OLSEN
being unable to reach the school with dry feet after a shower.

Thurs 29 Aug 1889
Supreme Court - Napier

Frederick GOODALL, charged with horse stealing. Found not guilty
The case against MOKOARE for the murder of Robert GOLLAN, Mahia will be heard today.

An unfortunate lunatic, Anthony CALCANAN, took a wild fit at Mr FALCONER's Flaxmill at Takapau, where he smashed up all the machinery he could get to before being captured. He was taken and bound hand and foot to Napier

James ANDREWS, Takapau Station & Postmaster here for the last 12 months, leaves for ( Kaitoke) Wellington and Mr C. TULLY from that station takes his place

Bush Advocate 03 Sept 1889


Tues 03 Sept 1889

Danevirke Police Court
William TAIT - charged with stealing 4 flasks of whisky from the Magatera Hotel. One months hard labour in Napier Gaol.

The funeral of Mr B.B. JOHNSON's son took place at Waipawa yesterday and was one of the largest ever seen there. Much sympathy is felt for the family, Mr JOHNSON having but recently lost a daughter, both deaths being to typhoid.

MAKOARE, has been convicted of the murder of Robert GOLLAN at Mahia and hs been sentenced to death. The prisoner said he was innocent of the crime and the victim of conspiracy
Bush Advocate 05 Sept 1889

The Makotuku Butchery has again changed hands. Mr FOTHERGILL having boughtout Mr POINTON. The business will be removed to the new shop just built by Mr SIDDELLS in Church Street

A peculiar discovery was made at Clive on Tues afternoon. Detective GRACE having found the dead body of a female infant concealed in a lady's dress improver in the house of a married couple named KYLE. An inquiry was adjourned till the 11th to enable Mrs KYLE to be present. From the evidence it appears Mr & Mrs KYLE have only been married 3 or 4 months and the woman admitted that she had given birth to the child without her husbands knowledge. The body of the child was much discoloured, the right portion of the jaw was very much pressed in and the upper right corner of the mouth was raised. The woman stated that the child was not born alive. The body was taken to Napier for post mortem and it is believed that a serious charge will arise out of the proceedings

Bush Advocate 07 Sept 1889
Sat 07 Sept 1889

Mr DAVIS of Taradale has taken over the Makotuku Hotel

Mr PICKETT was first in the last class firing of the Tautane Rifle Club. Mr CAMERON 2nd, W. WYLIE 3rd

Candidates for Ormondville Licensing Trust:
George GRANT, Robert Reid GROOM, Frederick
W. REDWARD, George M. SARGISSON & Mathias Joseph SKINNER.
All were duly elected

YEE KEE, Chinese Store, Hastings St, Napier, opposite BNZ

Mr R. WELLWOOD will offer by Public Auction on Wed 11 Sept at 2pm at his rooms, Queen St, Hastings, sections in the rising townshipof Pahiatua.

t. HOWE - Boot & Shoe importer - Danevirke

Bush Advocate 10 Sept 1889
Tues 10 Sept 1889

For the first time we believe, since the Police Offences Act was passed in 1884, a penalty has been inflicted in Hawkes Bay for a breach of Clause 5, section 6 of this Act.
At Herbertville on Wednesday before H. HANDYSIDE J.P., Frederick Charles WHITE & James ROBERTSON were charged under the
Act by Constable SHULTZ with setting fire to timber on land not belonging to them and wilful destruction. On the wilful destruction charge they were dismissed with a caution. On the other charge each were fined 10 shillings and costs, in default 7 days hard labour. They elected to go to gaol.

A shocking stabbing affray, likely to prove fatal, occured at Napier on Sunday afternoon. Two boys, HUTTON & BLOM, neither 14 years of age had a quarrel in the morning, BLOM getting the best of the fight. In the afternoon the quarrel was renewed, HUTTON having armed himself with a stick and a large pocket knife which he borrowed from a comrade. HUTTON first assaulted BLOM with the stick and when that was taken from him, he pulled out the knife and stabbed BLOM in the abdomen. The wounded lad was taken to hospital when the wound was found so serious that his depositions were taken

Bush Advocat 12 Sept 1889

For riding too furiously through the streets of Danevirke, Mr F. CHELL was this morning relieved of 5 shillings of his floating capital by the Justices persiding in Constable RYAN's back kitchen

James COOPER discovered the mill at Makotuku, known as the companys little mill on fire. The mill was completely burnt down

Danevirke Police Court
Alleged assault James McGAUGHRAN charged George W. WRIGHT with assault. The parties were recently in court in connection with a dog posioning case.
Evidence :
Mr WRIGHT in company with Mesrs HAGGENSON & AITKEN had gone to McGAUGHRAN's place for the purpose of serving a fencing notice. Mr WRIGHT had follwed
Mr McGAUGHRAN and when he came up with him he caught him by the arm and laid notice upon it. Case dismissed

Ormondville RM Court
D. MURRAY v LYCETT & CROSS
William ORMOND & George DAVIDSON v LYCETT & CROSS
Hans Hansen BOLSTADT v William BENNETT
H.M. RIES v Carl SCHMIDT
Annie BELL v Nathaniel HARWOOD
A.W. GOULD v W. REISMA

Bush Advocate 14 & 17 Sept 1889

An old gentleman named PERSTON died at Gisborne on Thursday. He & his family had recently arrived in that district from Otago. Death was the result of apoplexy or paralysis.

Tues 17 Sept 1889

Mr WRIGHT's well known Danevirke Restaurant will be taken over tomorrow by Mr McMILLAN of Mangatera

At Napier yesterday the inquest upon the infant of Mrs KYLE was resumed. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased child was feloniously and wilfully killed by Mary KYLE on 26 August last. The coroner explained this was a verdict of manslaughter. She was committed for trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court

Bush Advocate 24 Sept 1889

Rumour has it that Mr HIGGINS will buy out Mr EVENSON's interest in the Crown Hotel, Norsewood

Sgt CARLYON has been gazetted, Clerk of the R.M. Court, at Danevirke

R. M. Court- Napier Bail for Mary KYLE, charged with the manslaughter of her infant, was refused

Fire at Ormondville The Ormondville Hotel was burnt down this morning at about 5.20 am. Charles LEACH, the licensee was awakened by the crying and struggling of his infant child that occupied the same bed. On awakening he found the bedroom filled with smoke. He threw his wife and infant through the window and then went upstairs and burst open the doors of the sleeping apartments and alarmed the inmates. He then found the fire was running up the outside of the house, by the bar parlour. A bucket brigade was organised to keep the fire from spreading to Mr WESTLAKE's and Mr GROOM's stores. Messrs COHEN, Ben.B. JOHNSON, FORDHAM , ASHLEY and several others worked with a will. Fortunately it was dead calm and there was a good supply of water or the whole block from the railway crossing to Castles Street would have gone. Other helpers were Mr BARNES and his sons, G.A. GRANT & D. GRANT, HOWES, BOVAIRD & CONNELLY.

Mr J. ROULSTON has arrived in Ormondville to take charge of the Ormondville Hotel. Of course the fire this morning may alter matters.

Bush Advocate 26 & 28 Sept 1889

THOMPSON's bacon curing establishment at Woodville was this morning destroyed by fire

At the inquest on KIRBY, who was killed in the Gorge by falling from the cage when crossing the river, a verdict of accidental death was returned

The license of the Ormondville Hotel has been transferred to the old building by the railway crossing until the other house is rebuilt

Sat 28 sept 1889

Birth GROOM : At Ormondville on 27 Sept, wife R.R. GROOM, of a daughter

Mr HIGGINS has taken over the Crown Hotel at Norsewood.

Danevirke Police Court Alfred HAYWARD - charged with using insulting language to J.H. CLAYTON

Bush Advocate 01, 03 & 05 Oct 1889

Tues 01 Oct 1889
Nothing of local interest

Thurs 03 Oct 1889A daughter of Mr R.T. BRIGHOUSE, while drawing water from a tank was struck by lightning on the right arm.

Sat 05 Oct 1889

Const. BROSANAN of Waipukurau is to be transferred to Danevirke and will be appointed Clerk of the Court. Const. RYAN of Danevirke will go to Waipukurau
Bush Advocate 08 & 10 Oct 1889

Tues 08 Oct 1889
The vital statistics of Norsewood & Ormondville for the quarter are:
Norsewood - Marriages 2, Births 10, Deaths 1
Ormondville - Marriages 2, Births 8, Deaths 1

Thurs 10 Oct 1889

R.M. Court - Ormondville
Police Cases
Thomas CLEMETT - charged on information of K.F. MORTENSEN with having on Sept 25 at Norsewood behaved in a threatening manner, calculated to cause a breach of the peace.
Evidence by:
K.F. MORTENSEN - Sawmiller - Norsewood
Julia MORTENSEN - wife of above
Maren LARSEN
Leicester REDWARD.
Found guilty and ordered to pay a surety of 25 pounds.

W. RICE - charged on information of James SIDDELLS with behaving in a riotous manner while drunk, using obscene language and malicious destruction of property.
Evidence by;
Charles HIGGINS - Licensee - Crown Hotel
Christina HIGGINS - wife of above
William James HIGGINS - son of above
Lars William AMUNDSEN - had been drinking with the defendant.
Found guilty
Civil Cases
TOWERS v Hori Te AROATUA
J.W. BAKER v J. MOSEN
J. ALLARDICE v D. O'SULLIVAN
Same v H. BUTLER
CASTENDIKE & FOVKER v W.A. EVENSEN
LYCETT & CROSS v DAVIDSON & ORMOND
MURRAY v LYCETT & CROSS
GASSON v CROSS
Ormondville Road Board v Robert COX
JOHNSTONE v TREVELLYAN
J. ALLARDICE v F. ARMSTRONG
D. CARMICHAEL v Michael STIRLING

Bush Advocate 12, 15 & 17 Oct 1889
Sat 12 Oct 1889

It is understood that the order transferring Constable BROSANAN to Danevirke, has been cancelled

Tues 15 Oct 1889 Danevirke Police Court Charles COLLINS - sentenced to 14 days hard labor for using obscene language

The opening of the new school at Makotuku was celebrated on Monday evening.

Thurs 17 Oct 1889 N.J. TYERMAN - Chemist - Hastings

Ormondville Magistrate Court Mathias Joseph SKINNER was charged with allowing one sow & 5 pigs to wander on the roads at Ormondville without proper guidance. The defendant pleaded guilty, but urged that he had permitted pigs to wander in this manner for the past ten years. His Worship said that as this was the first case of this kind brought before him, he would not inflict a heavy penalty. Fined 1s , without costs.

Education Board News
Matamau - Mr NICHOLLS is to be retained as Master.
Takapau - Miss BEDINGFIELD has resigned

Bush Advocate 19 Oct 1889

Mr FREDSBERG is busily at work with his charcoal contract at Makotuku. Several large kilns are in hand.

The Beaconsfield Hotel at Makotuku is about to change hands. Mr ESSEX, it is rumoured is about to leave the district and settle in Napier, his place here being filled by the late licenseeof the Shamrock Hotel, Mr GILDING. The change takes place today.

Danevirke Magistrate Court

BIERRE v H. HOLDEN
BIERRE v McDONALD
WARD v R.B. McCARTIE
Same v REESAMAN
R. DICKEY v W. MANTELL
J.C. FRASER v J. NEUHAUS
WARD v HOWARD

Bush Advocate 24 Oct 1889

Marriage BEALE - HARWOOD : On 23 inst at the Church of the Epiphany, by Rev J. PARKINSON, William Henry, only son of W.H. BEALE of Ormondville to Maria Amelia, youngest daughter of the late Ebenezer HARWOOD, of Waipawa.
*** There is a large write up on the marriage, if anyone has an interest only to happy to forward the report to them.

Danevirke Police Court
David ROBERTSON - charged with shooting 5 horses on the Omataroa Block. Remanded until Saturday.

The mail contract to Weber has been secured by Mr BURMESTER.

Makotuku School
The new school is now in full swing.
Std 2 & 3 - 54 puils , are being taught by pupil teachers, Misses Ella FRIBERG & Janet RUSSELL
Std 1V, V, V1 are taught by F.D. FERGUSON, the headmaster.
The infant room is under the care of the assistant mistress, Miss FRIBERG.

Inquest into the Late Fire At Ormondville Hotel. Was held at the Ormondvile Courthouse on Wed before Mr JOHNSON, Coroner and the following jury;
G. GRANT, G. HENSON, J.S. ANDREWS, F.W. REDWARD, F.C. SHUGAR & J. BOVAIRD
Evidence by:
Charles LEACH - late licensee of the Ormondville Hotel
Pauline LEACH - wife of above
Joseph ROULSTON - present licensee of the Ormondville Hotel
Joseph CHICKEN - sub agent for Imperial Fire Insurance Co.
William TOWNLEY - Bricklayer
Verdict : The jury find that there is no evidence to show how the fire originated and they are of the opinion that there was no contributory negligence
Bush Advocate 26 Oct 1889
James SMITH of Ormondville is suffering from the effects of an accident. About 10 days ago, Mr SMITH was sitting on a trolley which his nephew, Mr J.S. ANDREWS was using to haul timber. He injured his leg getting off. The leg has become so bad he was taken on a stretcher to meet the goods train yesterday and forwarded to Waipukurau.

Danevirke Police Court

David ROBERTSON appeared on a charge of shooting horses. Police applied for a further remand and bail was granted, accused in his own recognisance of 50 pounds and one surety of a like amount. Rev. W. COLENSO agreed to act as Bondsman.
W.F. KNIGHT wasthen charged with having aided and abetted the accused, by giving him instructions to shoot the horses. Mr KNIGHT is to appear on Sat.

At 3.00 am this morning, the cottage recently built by Mr J.S. ANDREWS on Ormondville Road, Ormondville was burnt. Mr ANDREWS was away in Napier on business and Mrs ANDREWS had no assistance in saving herself and the children from the burning building
Bush Advocate 29 Oct 1889

Mr F.W. HOLLINS, late of Ormondville is now settled in the Tauranga District.

Ormondville Police Court Liser HULENA, a lad of about 15 years was charged on information of Const.
James SIDDELLS, with having stolen one single barrelled gun, a quantity of ammo and a knife, the property of Frederick MADDOUSE. The prisoner was remanded.

Cons. RYAN has been gazetted, Clerk of R.M. Court, Danevirke

Bush Advocate 31 Oct 1889

There is a movement on foot to obtain a transfer of the license from DICKEY's Hotel to the building known as WRIGHT's Restaurant.

Mr G.W. WILLIAMS, Crown Lands, Commissioner is at the Wairoa investigating the claims of old soldiers and volunteers to land grants

Police Court - Ormondville
Alois HULINA - was brought up on remand for the theft of a single barrelled gun, quantity of gunpowder and a leather pocket book. The prisoner was 15 years old in June. Mr JOHNSON, J.P., addressed the prisoner and said he could have the case dealt with summarily or he could elect to be tried by jury. Sebestian HULINA, father of the prisoner said he would prefer the court to deal with it. The prisoner pleaded guilty.
MADAUS , the complainaint lived in a rough slab hut without doors. The prisoner resided within 100 yards of the complainaint and a man named GRUZEASKI lived opposite. the prisoners father was an honest settler well known in the district and resided on the German line at Norsewood. The prisoner was put under probation for 3 months.

Bush Advocate 02 & 05 & 07 Nov 1889
Sat 02 Nov 1889

Erik FREDERICKSEN who left Norsewood for America about Xmas last, has written to his Norsewood friends saying that he has had enough of that country and is coming back.

Tues 15 Nov 1889

Mr LAURVIG has taken over the Norsewood Town Hall and is giving a free ball on Friday as a kind of house warming

Bush Advocate 09 Nov 1889

Death RYAN : On Oct 28 at Weber, Near Danevirke, of croup, Edward John, son of Micheal RYAN. Aged 6 years & 3 months. Wairarapa papers please copy.

The hearing of the charges of shooting horses against W.F. KNIGHT and his shepherd, David ROBERTSON took place yesterday before Capt. PREECE, Inspector KIELY, for the prosecution and Mr BAMFORD for the defence. Native evidence was interpreted by Mr KELLY.
Evidence By ;
Te Papa RAUTAHI - I live at Tahoraite, at my Kianga.
I know Omataoroa, it is a place near Tahoraite, in the occupation of Mr KNIGHT. I am one of the grantees of that land. In consequence of something that I had heard , I informed the police and Constable RYAN accompanied me to Omataoroa. We found 5 dead horses, three were mine. The other two belong to my sister, Ehetere. They had all been shot. Eruini RUATAHI - I live at Tahoraite and I am the younger brother of Te Papa and part owner of Omataoroa.
Marian HERMANSEN - wife of Lauritz, settler, Maharahara. There is a road between my husbands land and Omataoroa. She had heard gunshots, but could not recognise the person responsible.
Thomas BADDELEY - Blacksmith, Danevirke
John RYAN - Constable, Danevirke
The accused were committed for trial at the ensuing session of the Supreme Court, Napier

Bush Advocate 12 Nov 1889

Danevirke Police Court

John RUSSELL - illegally upon the premises of RASMUSEN & Co
Mary Anne RUSSELL - larceny of an antimacassar from the Railway Hotel. She pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty

Bush Advocate 14 Nov 1889
Thurs 14 Nov 1889

A general meeting was held in the Crown Hotel, Norsewood, the object in view being the establishment of a Cricket Club at Norsewood. O. ERICKSEN was elected President & Treasurer, Mr HIGGINS, Secretary and L. VINGER, Club Capt.

The trustees of Matamau Cemetery Reserve are:
William WEST
William SWAN
Henry SCHAARE
Charles SWIGGS
Peter Anders OLSEN
Alfred Thomas BOX
Charles NICHOLLS

Mr D. WILSON - Sation & Postmaster at Ormondville

The daughter of Mr B. DANCE of Ormondville was bitten by a savage cur a few days back and the wounds are in the leg are so serious that the little girl had to be removed to the Waipukurau Hospital.

Mr B. B. JOHNSON has lost his youngest child through drowning.

Ormondville Court
Henry Walter GASSON v Harold CROSS
G. PRESCOTT ( Hotelkeeper, Takapau v J. VINGER
H. BOLSTADT v W. BENNETT
W.L. SIDDELLS v James BROWN
W. ROBINSON v D. RYAN
William Lee SIDDELLS v Nathaniel PILCHER
Johan PETTERSON v W. ORMOND
Ormondville Town Board v R. ROYTHORNE
Same v Agusta NORDLOFF
John ENGLEBRETSEN v W.A. EVENSEN

Bush Advocate 16 Nov 1889

Mr W.H. HAWKINS well known in football, cricket circles is about to leave Napier for Danevirke, where he intends commencing business as a general storekeeper

Bush Advocate 19 Nov 1889

The telephone office at Norsewood has been moved into Mr WILSON's Junction store. Mr J. OLSEN having resigned the position of Postmaster & telephonist. The change took place on Saturday.

The all engrossing topic of conversation here at Ormondville at present is that of WESTLAKE's bankruptcy, the latest rumor being that the slippery one is to be brought back. It is not quite so easy a task as many may think to bring an absconder out of Yankee land.

The creditors of the bankrupt estate of W. WESTLAKE of Ormondvile, assembled in the Courthouse, Napier, yesterday. Mr WESTLAKE has taken his cash and bill books with him and all his properties appear to be mortgaged. [ large write up, if anyone has an interest I will happily sent them the report}

Bush Advocate 21 Nov 1889

William WESTLAKE, arrived in Ormondville in 1878 being employed by Mr J. PORTER on a forrmation contract on the line near Kopua. He then went into earthworks, firewood splitting, satation work at Arlington. Milkman and Greengrocer ( Napier). in 1885 he paid Ormondville another visit and this time he came to stay. He took a small cottage next to the Ormondville Hall and started selling stores for cash, but ambition ruined him
Bush Advocate 23 Nov 1889

We regret to record another sad death due to drowning in the Tutaekuri River on Sunday.
Mr & Mrs J. BARTLETT and her brother ( Mr W. GILMOUR) and Mrs A. MOORE drove out to Meanee. Before reaching the hotel they pulled up for the purpose of having a bathe in the river. The two men went one way and the women another. Mr GILMOUR while swimming noticed his brother in law in trouble and swam back to him, but he had sunk before he could be reached. The body of Mr BARTLETT drifted down to where the ladies were bathing and they pulled it out. The deceased who was much respected leaves a widow and 3 children.

Bush Advocate 28 Nov 1889

Birth RIES : At the Norsewood Lutheran parsonage on Tuesday 26th inst, wife of Rev H.M. RIES of a son

A body, the daughter of Mr B. DANCE was found in the Mangarangiora stream this morning. The stream runs past the house occupied by Mr DANCE about midway between Ormondville & Papatu.

Bush Advocate 30 Nov 1889
W
oodville Mayoral Election
Charles HALL - 46 votes
Joseph SOWRY - 41 votes

Police Court - Danevirke
Charles DIXON - cruelly illtreating a horse. Fined 40 shillings

Mr HILL. Inspector of schools examined the children of Makotuku School,57 boys, 50 girls being present out of 57 boys and 53 girls.

InquestTouching thedeath of Eleana Martha DANCE, was held in the Ormondville Courthouse onThursday before Mr Samuel JOHNSON and the Jury:
R.R GROOM, J. CHICKEN, A. CODLIN, M.J. SKINNER, J.C. WESTALL & W.H. BEALE
Witnesses
Louisa HIGHAM - resided at Makotuku , knew the deceased quite well. She had found the body in the stream. She took the body back to her parents and they put her in a warm bath for 5 minutes and then wrapped her in a blanket. They were waiting for Mr HYDE and Dr LESLIE to arrive. The deceased was 6 years old in May. Charle HYDE - Dentist at Ormondville and sold drugs was asked by Mr DANCE's oldest daughter Margaret who is about 14 years old to go and render assistance to the child that had just been taken out of the water.
Verdict - Accidentally drowned

Bush Advocate 03, 05 & 07 Dec 1889

Mr I. G. SHANNON, storekeeper, Tahoraite is relinquishing his business.

The buildings of R.T. BRIGHOUSE, Cordial Manufacturer were destroyed by fire on Sunday morning.

Thurs 05 Dec 1889 Mr HILL, Inspector of Schools was at Norsewood on Monday. Roll 51 boys , 36 girls. He was at Ormondville on Wed at there were 97 children present

Sat 07 Dec 1889

Dr WILLIAMS has disposed of his practise at Woodville to Dr. CHRISTIE, a new arrival from Glasgow.

On Thursday afternoon it became known in Napier that Mr. M.J. MAHON had died that day through an overdose of morphia.

Danevirke Licensing Comm

An application from Mr DICKEY for a removal of his license from the present premises to a house to be erected opposite the Town Hall. If the house is erected in accordance with the plans, the license will be granted.

Norsewood Licensing
Transfer of the Crown Hotel to Mr C. HIGGINS, granted

Ormondville Licensing
Transfers granted
Makotuku - D. WOODS to J.C. DAVIS
Beaconsfield - R. ESSEX to James SHANNAHAN
Ormondville Hotel - C. LEACH to J. ROULSTON- application was made to transfer of this license to the Settlers Arms Hotel. A license had been refused to this house sometime previously. After a lengthy discussion it was agreed that a permanent transfer of the license be granted for the Settlers Arms, conditionally with alterations being carried out.

Bush Advocate 10, 12 & 14 Dec 1889

W.F. KNIGHT and his shepherd, ROBERTSON have been dicharged as the Grand Jury did not find a true bill.

Thurs 12 Dec 1889 TE WHITI, the Parihaka prophet is now in gaol for debt.

Mr M. BROWNE of Ormondville has died

Sat 14 Dec 1889

CUTTLER's , Eketahuna hotel was burnt on Wed night.

Dr Henry WILLIAMS of Woodville died on Thurs afternoon. The deceased was an old practioner in this colony, he having arrived in 1862.

Ormondville Magistrate Court

LYCETT & CROSS v DAVIDSON & ORMOND
W. ROBINSON v Anders JOHANSEN
Ormondville Town Board v Andrew STEFFENSON
Same v Elizabeth MOSEN
Same v S. McGREEVY
W. TOWN v R. WALKER
F. SAVAGE v R. JOHNSON
G. HOBBS v W. TOWN

Bush Advocate 17, 19 & 21 Dec 1889
Tues 17 Dec 1889
The East Coast Election resulted in the return of Mr ARTHUR by a majority of 50 votes

Miss E. GRANT has resigned from Norsewood School and is to devote herself to missionary work in New Hebrides

Thurs 19 dec 1889 Fred SHUGAR, Ormondville, has gained a scholarship of 10 pounds 4 shillings, tenable for two years.

Danevirke School
Result of recent examinations:
Std V1- Bertha DIXON 574, Albert PAWSON 560, Albert ALLARDICE 559
Std
V - Ernest BUCK 460, Emily HAGGINSON 400, William WRATT 395, Emily ROYTHORNE
330

Sat 21 Dec 1889

James BROWN , Contractor, Danevirke , declared bankrupt

Danevirke Court
E.V. DIXON v C. BIRSS
BIERRE v SOLAND
F. ELMBRANCH v C. BIRSS
Ta Papa RUATAHI v W.F. KNIGHT
Bush Advocate 24, 26 & 28 Dec 1889

Tues 24 Dec 1889

Norsewood School
Result of recent examinations:
Std V1 - Charlotte PETTERSEN 587
Std V - Hilda ANDERSON 516, Agnes BARTACH 476, Emma GUNDERSEN 407
A best on record in Std passes comes from Hawera State School, where Lucy
FANTHAM, aged 15 years gained full marks in each subject for her sixth
standard examination

Sat 28 Dec 1889 Messrs THORPE & WOOD's Flaxmill at Takapau was burnt on Tuesday

Bush Advocate 31 Dec 1889 - Sheep Returns
Waipawa County - Sheep Returns

Owner No of sheep May 31
1888 1889
AITKEN, J. Danevirke 34 12
AUNGER, R .Kumeroa 126
BAKER, H. Woodville 552 505
BALLE, C. Woodville 260 380
BARGROVE, C. Kumeroa 192
BEAGLEY, W. Woodville 354 806
BOWDEN, W. Woodville 250
BRADFORD, G.B. Kumeroa 296
BUCHANAN, H. Kumeroa 598 1500
CALLAGHAN, M. Woodville 200 240
CARLILE, W.W. Woodville 2600 2600
CARVER, R.W. Woodville 300 100
COLLIE, G.H. Woodville 320 1000
COWPER & KNIGHT
Tahoraite 16,382 15,635
COX, H. Woodville 70 160
DEARLOVE, W. Kumeroa 900 800
DICKINS, J. Woodville 700 70
DUNCAN, F. Woodville 500 500
ELLIOTT, W 800 770
FOUNTAINE, T.F. 2600 2852
FRIBERG, Mrs. Makotuku 110 154
GAISFORD, H. Tahoraite 12,590 15,940
GILBERT.G. Woodville 200
GILBERT,T. 500
GOLLAN, J.D. Norsewood 500 1300
GREGORY, R. Kumeroa 250 350
GROVES, A. Woodville 72
HALLIDAY, W. 109
HAMILTON, G.D.
Mangatoro 30,686 30,010
HARDING, Sarah. Woodville 260 250
HARRIS Bros. Woodville 465 734
HEWITT, J.A. Kumeroa 856 300
HEWITT, T.P 240
HOBSON,T. Takapau 2000 2000
HOLDER, H.R. WoodvillE 2450 5000
HOLLOWAY, J. 430
HOPE, W 94 100
HUGHES, D.E 50 60
HUGHES, Thomas 600 600
HUTT, J.H. Kumeroa 70
HYDE, T. Woodville 200
HYLAND Bros. Kumeroa 130 490
IBBOTSEN & TIPPING 150
JAMES, J. Woodville 100
KAYSER, M. Maharahara 600
KELL, P. Danevirke 72
KEMP,D. Kumeroa 1000 800
KEMP, E& L 400
KEMP,E. Kumeroa 750 1500
KNIGHT Bros. Tahoraite 7310 7140
LAMBERT, H.A. Woodville 78
LITTLE, J. Kumeroa 500 550
LLOYD, J. Woodville 150 22
LOGAN,A. Woodville 973 1200
LOWMAN, J. Woodville 560 600
MARTIN, W.C. Kumeroa 700 950
MASSEY, W. Woodville 100
McDERMOTT, T. Danevirke 60
McDONALD, Jas. Woodville 510 735
McDONALD,John Senr
Woodville 154 149
MILLNER, A. Kumeroa 150
MILLS, E. Woodville 97 84
MORTENSEN, H.P. Norsewood 230
OULSMAN,C.J. Woodville 400
PATTISON, R&F. Kumeroa 300
PETTERSEN, J. Norsewood 40
SMITH, H. Makotuku 240 253
SMITH, J. Kumeroa 600
SMYTH, H. Kumeroa 205
STEVENS & SOUTHALL
Woodville 1270 250
SULLIVAN, J.V. Umutaoroa 91
THACKER, J.J. Woodville 80 100
THOMAS, H. 330 500
TROUP, J 350
VORTREKOFFSKY,F. Kumeroa 270 330
WATSON,J.S. 150 200
WELSH, S. 437
WHITEHEAD, M 300 800
WILLS, J. Woodville 60
WRIGHT, J. Kumeroa 110
WRIGHT, G.H. Danevirke 70

 

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