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HBH March 1st 1890
MARRIAGE

Mc PHEE-Mc DONALD-At Maraekakaho on the 26th February, by the Rev FRASER, Sween Mc PHEE to Julia Mc DONALD
Mr H P COHEN notifies the sale of Mr John Mc IVOR'S dairy stock has been postponed from the 5th instant to a future date.

Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU will sell at their rooms on the 12th instant, by order of the Registrar of the Supreme Court, a property at WOODVILLE.

Under instructions from the Deputy Official Assignee-
property at WOODVILLE in the estate of M S BELL.

Messrs WEBBER and WILSON-ironmongers Emerson Street Napier change their advertisement.

A dividend in the estate of J G KINROSS of 2s in the £1 will be payable on the 10th instant at Official Assignee's office.

Mr Fred FULTON-seed merchant, Clique Square is the Napier agent for the blight paint for trees.

Dr J MACLEOD, Waterloo House, Shakespeare Road may be consulted at RYAN'S Hotel, TARADALE

It is notified that Walter George SHEARER of WOODVILLE will apply for his discharge of Bankruptcy at the Superior Court on the 20th instant.

Mr W BRASSEY, barrister and solicitor at Tennyson Chambers, Tennyson Street Napier

Mr James HARDY-Ironmonger at Emerson Street Napier

Tenders close with the Minister for Public Works for the erection of a sanatorium at Rotorua;

With Mr T R COOPER for the erection of a residence at the GWAVAS, and erection of a large grain store at MANGATARA at Waipukurau.

Nominations close with Mr W D IRELAND, Hastings for the Hawke's Bay Gun Club's Handicap.
Hastings

The accident to Mr W O Mc LEOD'S son has not turned out to be as serious as might have been expected. The explosion of the cartridge has not damaged his sight, and it is hoped that no permanent disfigurement to his face will result.

Mr MADDISON, who formerly managed Messrs BECK'S grocery department is about to leave them, and in conjunction with another townsman to set up business at Mr MACDONALD'S opposite.

Mr MACDONALD will now be at liberty to devote all his energies to the coffee and chicory business

Mr CARLTON who has for a long time been engaged in the grocery department at Messrs NEAL and CLOSE'S will undertake the management of Messrs BECK'S grocery department.

All this means, "Progress;" and what says the poet?

If the wild filly "Progress" thou wouldn't guide,
Pull down the blinds and get inside.
HAMPDEN

Yesterday's date: -The district school has been closed for a week and re-opened under Miss BEDINFIELD, assistant mistress. The headmaster is expected to arrive to take up his position and duties on Monday next
HOKITIKA

An elderly man named William BRADDON was drowned in the Hokitika River near the bar. He had been missing the last two days. He went fishing, and did not return. It was a very dark night, and it is supposed that he slipped into the deep water.

CHRISTCHURCH

The Christchurch northwest licensing committee election took place today. Three members of the old committee, Messrs HARMAN, ROSS, and KIMBELL, were returned.

Messrs BARNS and HULBERT-the other two, were defeated by Mr T S SMEATON and
Dr SYMES, the temperance candidates.

The woman who was found lying on the PAPANUI Road yesterday was named Martha Ann GILL. Her death resulted from apoplexy.

The citizens today presented Mr Charles LOUISSON, the ex-Mayor, with a silver epergne in recognition of his services during his mayoralty. The Mayor, Mr S MANNING, made the presentation in the presence of several leading citizens.

An elderly man named NICHOLL, night watchman to the Lyttelton Harbor Board, has been missing since 3 o'clock this morning. His lantern was found capsized on the wharf, but no trace can be found of his body, though the harbor has been searched all day. NICHOLL formerly commanded several coasters, including the steamer MULLOCH and the schooner JENNIE DUNCAN
VICTORIA-Melbourne-Friday

At the enquiry into the wreck of the ship HOLYHEAD at Port LONSDALE, the Court found Captain WILLIAMS guilty of gross misconduct and suspended his certificate for two years.

ROBERTS, the chief officer was suspended for 18 months. The officers mentioned were adjudged to pay the costs of the inquiry

QUEENSLAND-Brisbane-Friday

Mrs Elizabeth HYDE has been convicted on the charge of murdering her husband by poisoning his food with strychnine, and has been sentenced to death.

A man named BARRY beat his wife to death with an axe-handle at ROCKHAMPTON yesterday. The assault was committed intermittently for some hours.

The trial of DAUGA, the presumed Jael the Ripper of Point á Moussen, has just begun at the Nancy assizes. - On December 18th 1888, in the morning a pawnbroker at Pont á Moussen, named Moses SULTZER and his wife were found lying murdered in the shop, both with their throats cut.

On the 5th of February, Madame FERRY, a coal merchant was murdered in the same way

Three days later a woman named FRANCOIS who kept a wine shop also found lying dead and mutilated in her shop.

There was a state of panic and scores of persons were arrested and found to be innocent. At length at the request of the local police, JAUME, the celebrated detective, was sent down from PARIS, and DAUGA was arrested.

A coin was found in his pocket stained with blood, and a button like those on her dress. The hair she held was the same color as DAUGA'S. Finally in his trunk was found a chipped and bloodstained razor. In 1881 DAUGA was tried at TOULOUSE on the charge of murdering and robbing an aged widow, but was acquitted for want of evidence. He was in 1887, suspected of having murdered an aged married couple near EPINAL, and in 1886 another married couple in the same district.
WANGANUI
Friday

A prisoner named Thomas JOHNSTON awaiting rial for forgery at MARTON, escaped from gaol this morning at 9.20

WOODVILLE

A building Society has been established here. The first board of directors were alected at a shareholders meeting last night.
WELLINGTON

Though the authorities have received no advice of Jonathan ROBERTS' arrest, they have been aware for some time of his presence in New South Wales

It is estimated that the expense of the Native Commission Court will be recouped from the fees. Mr EDWARDS was chosen from the three gentlemen who were considered suitable for the position, but his failing health will put a stop to the idea.

Mr FISHER M.H.R. has taken out a summons against the woman Mrs MOSS, who has been annoying him at public meetings.

Mr H P COHEN notifies the sale of Mr John Mc IVOR'S dairy stock has been postponed from the 5th instant to a future date.

Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU will sell at their rooms on the 12th instant, by order of the Registrar of the Supreme Court, a property at WOODVILLE.

Under instructions from the Deputy Official Assignee-
property at WOODVILLE in the estate of M S BELL.

Messrs WEBBER and WILSON-ironmongers Emerson Street Napier change their advertisement.

A dividend in the estate of J G KINROSS of 2s in the £1 will be payable on the 10th instant at Official Assignee's office.

Mr Fred FULTON-seed merchant, Clique Square is the Napier agent for the blight paint for trees.

Dr J MACLEOD, Waterloo House, Shakespeare Road may be consulted at RYAN'S Hotel, TARADALE

It is notified that Walter George SHEARER of WOODVILLE will apply for his discharge of Bankruptcy at the Superior Court on the 20th instant.

Mr W BRASSEY, barrister and solicitor at Tennyson Chambers, Tennyson Street Napier

Mr James HARDY-Ironmonger at Emerson Street Napier

Tenders close with the Minister for Public Works for the erection of a sanatorium at Rotorua;

With Mr T R COOPER for the erection of a residence at the GWAVAS, and erection of a large grain store at MANGATARA at Waipukurau.

Nominations close with Mr W D IRELAND, Hastings for the Hawke's Bay Gun Club's Handicap.

HBH 1890 March 3 Adverts

Mr H P COHEN will sell a quantity of building timber on the 13th instant, on the premises adjoining the yards lately occupied by Messrs UPCHURCH and MORLEY

Claims against the LONGLANDS or OLRIG stations up to the 1st instant must be sent immediately to Mr J H COLEMAN of NAPIER.
Mr Frank THORNTON supported by BROUGH and BOUCICAULT's specially selected comedy company, will open at the Theatre Royal next Saturday evening.

Mr E P A PLATFORD, land agent, has several properties for sale

Charles HUTCHINS, of WOODVILLE, has been adjudged a bankrupt

Tenders are invited for the runners, fronts, and lining contract on the WOODVILLE to Gorge section of the NAPIER-PALMERSTON railway

Furniture and effects, Mr P A HERMAN, at the residence of Mr GRANT, Waghorne-Street, SPIT
NEW SOUTH WALES-Sydney-Saturday

The steamer ADELAIDE collided with the schooner COLONIST in the harbor this afternoon, the latter vessel sinking immediately, and one of her crew named NAYLOR was drowned.

QUEENSLAND-Brisbane-Saturday

News of a shipping disaster attended with sad loss of life has reached here. The British and Indian Company's steamer QUETTA, on her homeward voyage, struck a rock (which it is said is not marked on the chart) near COOKTOWN with terrible force, splitting her completely through. There was fearful confusion among the passengers, who rushed about the deck wildly in despair crying for help. The vessel sank in three minutes after striking, and a large number of those on board went down with the vessel. The location of the disaster is in the vicinity of Mount Adolphus and Two Brothers Island. The captain wires to the agents: "Struck at 9 o'clock last night. Appalling loss of life; only 100 saved."

Sunday

There is terrible excitement here over the wreck of the steamer QUETTA, in as much as she was a full ship, with over 100 passengers on board, including a large number of well-known citizens who were going home on a visit. Her crew of about 30 Europeans (including officers) and 95 colored men. The ship was valued at £65,000 and was not insured.

The following is a list of her passengers: -

Saloon-Mesdames PRENTICE, COOKSLEY, WAUGH, TALBOTT, ROSS, WATSON, BARLOW, PODAND, NICKLIN, LORD, WHISH, ARCHER, LACEY (2); Misses WRIGHT (2), NICKLIN (2);

Captain WHISH

Messrs WATSON, GAPE, DAWSON, NICKLIN, ARCHER, BLACKEREND, GEORGE, PRENTICE, BENTON, HALL, DEBNEY, WORDSFORD; Mr and Mrs CORSER and child,
Mr and Mrs DAVIDS and child, and Master LORD

Steerage: -Mesdames JACKSON and family, WILLETT and family, COPELAND and 3 children, LEWIS, CROSS, and child, WOODHALL, GREEN, WRATHALL and child, Mc SADDERY and 2 children, DAVIDSON and 2 children, BRIGHTMAN and 2 children;

Misses WILLIAMS, SMITH, and WHITLEY;

Messrs GREEN, WRATHALL, Mc SADDERY, JACKSON, GARNER, ASHFORD, MOORE, JEFFERS, ALBAN, CAMERON, DUNN, HURST, REILLY, GREGORY, SEARL, MURPHY, FULTON, PRAIN, MARSHALL, GLASGOW, and DAVIDSON.

The steamer MERRIE ENGLAND, which has returned from THURSDAY Island, searched several of the Islands for survivors but without success. The total number of souls on board so far as is known shown was 282, of whom 116 were saved, leaving 166 to be accounted for, all of whom are supposed to have been drowned. Captain SAUNDERS and Pilot KEATING were on the bridge....................more available upon request......then. Some of those reported missing may reach the adjacent islands, but the hope is very remote.

Those saved are Miss NICKLIN and a baby girl
Messrs CORSER, CLARKE, RENTON, STADERT, DAVIDSON, MATHALL, TRAIN, DUNN, and DEBNEY, the Captain and officers, 23 Lascars, 25 colored fireman, 11 saloon boys, 3 Cingalese deck passengers, and 28 Japanese deck passengers. Pilot KEATING and all the ladies in the saloon were drowned except one.
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL R.M.

John HYNDS and Robert BROWN were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

E HAZEL fined and costs for being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart.

Frederick TUCKER fined 3s for allowing cattle to stray

James NICOLL fined 1s and costs for a similar offence

Donald CAMPBELL, for driving a vehicle round a corner at faster than a walking pace fined 5s and costs

James BARNES for leaving a horse and cart unattended fined 10s and costs

E W DENT for allowing 13 passengers to ride in a vehicle licensed to carry only 12, find £1 and costs.
Mr RUDDICK, West Clive, will tomorrow celebrate the completion of his new hotel by a "housewarming," which will include a free supper and ball.

The new building replaces the one destroyed by fire some months ago, and has been built by Mr R HOLT to the designs of Mr RT R COOPER, architect.

The Public Works Committee of the Municipal Council agreed last evening to recommend to the council that Mr MADIGAN be appointed collector of dog tax in terms of his tender.
A presentation has been made to Miss V HATTON, late assistant mistress at the Hampden School, by parents of 46 out of the 60 children attending the school.

The presentation took the form of a purse of sovereigns and a testimonial: -

"We the undersigned parents (and others) having children attending Hampden district school, hereby tender you our heartfelt sympathy on your retiring from your profession services amongst us. It is superfluous on our part to state that we entirely exonerate you from any impropriety during your sojourn amongst us, and shall always remember you with feelings of respect and good wishes for your future welfare.

Be good enough to receive this small purse from us as a memento of our kind regards."
Resident Magistrate's Court-Mr G A PREECE R.M.
A man who gave his name as Thomas SMITH was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness

A concert is to be held in the Clive Square Town Hall about the middle of the week in aid of the Catholic Church funds.

The first rehearsal by the GARRICK Club of "Apple Blossoms" has led the performers to complete unanimity in their praise of the selection.

A Concert last night held at Waipawa in aid of the Fire Brigade fund was a great success. Every available front seat occupied, and back seats very well filled. Another £12 approximately to be added to the fund

Mr JORGENSEN received by the last mail a certificate of merit from the administration of the Paris Exhibition, for exhibits of rustic furniture. The certificate, which is lithographed in colors, is in itself worthy of a prominent place in any house, altogether from the honor conferred upon the recipient. We believe that Mr JORGENSEN in the only tradesman in New Zealand who has received a certificate for rustic furniture, and we congratulate him on his success.


Mr R A UNDERWOOD, touring manager of Messrs BROUGH and BOUCICAULT'S comedy company, has arrived in NAPIER to make arrangements for a six nights' season in the Theatre Royal.
DEATH

On March 2nd, at PORT AHURIRI, John Joseph SMITH, aged 18.

The funeral will leave his late residence for St Mary's Church at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Tuesday)
Friends please accept this intimation-T P FULLER, Undertaker
MARRIAGE

Mc LEOD-ROBERTSON-On February 25th, 1890, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev R FRASER, David, second son of D Mc LEOD, WOODSIDE, RUATANIWHA, to Elizabeth, third daughter of Wm ROBERTSON, HASTINGS
VICTORIA-Melbourne-Monday

The news of the QUETTA disaster has been received here with profound regret and horror

A Contractor's truck containing 30 men was derailed near HAMILTON today owing to its running over a bullock. Seven of the occupants, named WALLERS, STANLEY, DILLON, O' BRIEN, DUMPHY, Mc GEE, AND O' DONNELL, were killed instantly, one being completely decapitated. Nine others seriously injured.

DUNEDIN

The police have received information that Mrs ADAMS, living near MOSGIEL, died in confinement under suspicious circumstances. An inquest was formally opened this afternoon, and adjourned for the purpose of a post mortem examination.

WESTPORT

This evening at 8 o'clock a special locomotive arrived from Cape FOULWIND for a doctor, and bringing news of a serious accident to a workman in the quarries named Patrick CONNOR. It appears that while putting dynamite in a hole in a tunnel it exploded, injuring CONNOR dreadfully about the head. It is reported that he is not expected to survive. A doctor and a priest left on the locomotive for Cape FOULWIND.

CHRISTCHURCH

Mr JW MORTON, the well-known chef AND LICENSEE OF THE marine Hotel, SUMNER, died yesterday. The deceased was a lecturer on "Cookery" at the Girls' High School. He was 60 years of age.

R Mc CONNEL, solicitor, has been adjudged bankrupt.
MARTIN was committed for trial for larceny and embezzlement last evening. He was a prominent member of the Sydenham Presbyterian Church.

The committee of the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association met tonight, and disallowed BADGER'S record for the 120 yds hurdles, and HEMPTON'S record for 100 yards

SHAW, REEVES, HEMPTON, CUFF, MORRISON, WHITE, and Mc KELVEY have promised to go to SYDNEY. CUFF is to be manager.

On Saturday it was discovered that some prisoner working at RIPA Island had attempted to cut through the match lining of the building in which they are confined, and from which Jonathan ROBERTS escaped.

AUCKLAND

Lord CRANLEY, the son of the Governor left for SYDNEY today on a visit.

Mr Henry George arrived by the MARIPOSA, and was welcomed by representatives of the Anti-Poverty Society, the Progressive League, and the Knights of Labor.

The Rev Mr GULLIVER presented an address. Mr GEORGE replied and stated that he intended to return to New Zealand shortly and that the progress of his ideas had exceeded all expectation in AMERICA.

WANGANUI

A fire broke out at midnight at SPRIGGEN's boot store, Victoria Avenue, and before it was extinguished the block of buildings owned by him was gutted-had insurance on Furniture and Stock.
Mrs ROBERTS (milliner) some insurance on the furniture and stock
Mr STREETER (fruiterer) lost his furniture, and his stock was damaged, and had no insurance. Origin of fire was a mystery.

The prisoner JOHNSTON is still at large. Police are still actively engaged in searching after a man answering his description has been sited at different places in the suburbs.

HBH 1890 MARCH 3rd HANLEN Robert MUNSTER
The Munster winter assizes closed with the passing of some heavy sentences.

Robert HANLEN, who fired a revolver in a struggle with an Emergency man named WHITTON, wounding him, HANLEN's own brother being shot and mortally wounded on the same occasion, was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment.

Two men named RISEDAN and CRONIN, for attacking a gamekeeper's house and carrying off a gun, to eighteen months.

The two men COLLINS and BRODERICK who were found guilty of seizing a farmer's daughter and cutting off her hair, sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment.

Peter COONEY, for firing at Lady WESTMEATH's gamekeeper, received five years.

James BRIEN, a KERRY moonlighter, for firing at a police patrol, sentenced to five years' penal servitude.

A man named DONOGHUE, for attempting to blow up a farmer's house with dynamite was sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude.

HBH 1890 March 4 local news

Mortgagors and tenants on the RIVERSLEA estate are warned that all interests and rents due will be sued for unless paid by Saturday next

Mr GLASSFORD, who was formerly a partner in the firm of RULE and GLASSFORD, has returned from his visit to ENGLAND, and has bought out Mr Rule's interest in the Café

The only nominations received by the Education Board of persons to fill the three vacancies on the Board are those of the three sitting members: -

The Rev D SIDEY
Messrs SWAN and HARDING

All consequently elected.

Mr CRESSWELL's coach-house at FARNDON was destroyed by fire yesterday morning, together with a buggy and some harness. There was no insurance on the property. Mr CRESSWELL's loss being about £130. The house was threatened, but by the assistance of neighbors was saved.

When G R GRANT, cab driver was recently convicted of plying for hire at the NAPIER railway station without being licensed to do so, at his request the fine was made £5, to enable an appeal to be lodged.
NEW PLYMOUTH

Bush fires are still raging, and there are no signs of abatement. The Mayor asking that assistance be sent for New Plymouth to the homeless settlers at Egmont Village received a telegram today. Expresses were at once despatched to bring the settlers to town. The fire extends from Stratford to Sentry Hill, the whole of the forest between these two points, a distance of 30 miles, being apparently in flames. Several country bridges have been burnt.

WANGANUI

JOHNSTON, the escaped prisoner is still at large.

PATEA

A sad accident happened on the Waverley Beach yesterday. A party went to the sea for a bathe, when a boy named KIRK, got out of his depth. His brother went to his assistance, but an undercurrent on to the rocks carried him, and it is presumed he got entangled in the seaweed, when a youth named ROBINSON went to his assistance, and also got entangled. Both the latter were drowned. Only one body has yet been recovered.

Wellington

Mr FOSTER, second clerk to the R.M. Court here, has been appointed clerk of the R.M.Court at NAPIER

Supreme Court

John PLANT acquitted on the charge of larceny
R W HUGH, charged with wife desertion
Edward CLARKSON, alias Tyson, charged with assault and robbery-found guilty but sentences were deferred.

The Grand Jury threw out the bill against Jacob JOSEPH, MONTEITH and STAVELEY (Solicitors) and Tom HUNG (restaurant keeper), charging then with having allowed a nuisance to exist on their premises at Lambton quay.

At the inquest on Mrs ADAMS, who died in childbirth at Mosgiel the evidence went to show that a person styling himself Dr. PETERS attended her. As the woman got rapidly worse, Dr COTTOM was sent for, but the case was then hopeless. Her husband declared he had no knowledge of PETERS trying to bring on premature birth. The inquest was adjourned for a post mortem.

At a sitting in Bankruptcy today Mr Justice WILLIAMS suspended for two years the discharge of John Maitland JONES, of the firm of PROCTOR, JONES and Co., chiefly on the grounds that he had made reckless statements with the view to making out that his firm was in a better position than it really was.

The St CLAIR leper died on Saturday afternoon

A cowardly assault was committed on Saturday on Mr WOOD, an old man resident at Pine Hill, by a young man named BARRETT, who waylaid him. After beating him on the head and face with a stick, he backed the old man's horse and cart over an embankment nearly twenty feet high. The horse was killed, but Mr WOOD, jumping out managed to escape serious injury. Mr WOOD dragged himself to the Pine Hill schoolhouse, where he passed the night. He was found by some neighbours and taken to the hospital.

Judge KETTLE was entertained at a dinner by the members of the Bar. The ex-High School Boys now at the Bar presented him with a piece of plate.

At the annual meeting of the Standard Insurance Company the report recommending the declaration of a dividend of 7 1/2% was adopted, and Messrs John REID and Wm. ROUSE were elected directors.

DEATH
WILLIAMS-At Edinburgh, on 6th January 1890, Sydney Leonard, fifth son of
Arch-deacon W L WILLIAMS, of GISBORNE

HBH 1890 March 5 local news
Mr Mc HARDY has purchased 41 acres of Mr TANNER'S Endsleigh estate for £1433, and intends building a residence there.

Resident Magistrate Court-Mr WARDELL R.M. presiding

REID, John HUNT, William ROBERTSON each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.


A branch of the benefit society known, as "Sons and Daughters of Temperance" will shortly be opened in NAPIER

(Mr A H HERON having received a dispensation from the Grand Lodge to inaugurate a subordinate Lodge.)


A medal presented by Mr A de B BRANDON, to be award to the most successful engineering student at the Wellington School of Design, has been won by Harold ROCHFORT, son of Mr J ROCHFORT of NAPIER, for an original design for a model engine.


Miss Lilian SECCOMBE, one of the leading members of the Frank THORNTON Comedy Company, is a niece of the Captain of H.M.S. ORLANDO, now stationed in Australian waters. She is lately out from ENGLAND, whence she comes with a first class reputation.

County Cricket

Following players will represent the Hawke's Bay County Cricket Club in the match to be played against NAPIER in HASTINGS on Saturday

BARNEY, DOVE, LANG, LOWRY, G GORDON, LOUGHNAN, SANDERS, TAIAROA, STUDHOLME, WALSH and E H WILLIAMS

Emergencies: - BRATHWAITE, TICKNER, KEIGHTLEY, F GORDON
The NAPIER ELEVEN will include the following: -

PRAIN, PERCY, C R SMITH, EDWARDS, H MARTIN, J MARTIN, FANNIN, WOLSTENHOLME, WHITE, KENDALL, and BELL

Emergencies: - H SWAN, T BEAR, A MARTIN.
Mr Arthur FORSTER, the assistant clerk of the Resident Magistrate's Court in Wellington, has, we (Post) learn, been promoted to the position of Clerk in the Court at Napier. We heartily congratulate him on his well-deserved advancement, for there is no man in the service of the Justice Department who deserves it better.

During the eight years, Mr Arthur FORSTER has acted as assistant clerk here he has made host of friends by his invariable courtesy, and attention to duty, and willingness to oblige and assist all who had official business with him. He is also very well versed in the technical work. His many friends, while rejoicing at his substantial promotion, will deeply regret his departure from Wellington next week for Napier Saturday next.

Prior to his appointment to the court here he was for three to four years clerk to the Court at Palmerston North, and for ten years previous he has held a commission as sub inspector in the Defence Force.

In every other capacity Mr Arthur FORSTER has proved himself an efficient public servant, and we hope that still higher offices are in store for him.
Concert Cast

Concert on Saturday promises to be a pronounced success. The company is an exceptionally strong one: -

Miss Ada LEE
Miss Annie TAYLOR
Miss Lilian SECOMBE
Miss Emma BRENTON

Messrs
E C CORLESSE
G P CAREY
Frank CATES
Charles BROWN
Etile NORWOOD
A Mc INTYRE
Napier School Committee

The Napier School Committee met last evening

Present: -Messrs T SIDEY (Chair)
T W BEAR
J GRIFFIN
H NAPHTALI
T M MURPHY

A letter was received from the Education Board notifying that the services of Mr T WATT and Miss N RENOUF would be retained for another year and confirming the appointment of Miss M CHARLTON as pupil-teacher.

The head master reported that the average attendance for the month was 874, and Miss MONTEITH reported the average attendance at the side-school to be 133.

Resident Magistrate's Court

Civil Cases-Mr WARDELL R.M. Presiding

HALLENSTEIN Bros v Arapata MEHA
RYAN v SMITH
De LISLE and INNES v MURROW
COOPER v HALL
BAKER and TABUTEAU v Henare TOMOANA
BAKER v Henare TOMOANA
MEBAN v KITT
ROBJOHNS and Co v PARRY
KNOWLES v COX
Same v BECK
FEARNEY v BECK
FEARNEY v BLACK- defendant ordered to pay in a fortnight or be imprisoned for 14 days.
DAVIDSON v STEVENS
De LISLE and INNES v DRESKIE (dispute by defendant on the ground that he was not married to the woman he lived with, and who was not attended.)-cost 6s
BLYTHE and Co v Matenga PEKA PEKA-ordered to pay by April 1 or before or be imprisoned for 21 days.

SEARLE v DOCHERTY
PEKA PEKA v TAMIHANA and NGAKARIKA.
Tuesday

Today, at the invitation of the Mayor, Mr UPTON, his Excellency the Governor visited some of the primary schools in the city, and the Wellesley Street, Beresford Street, and Albert Street schools. He was much satisfied with that of the fourth standard. Lord ONSLOW was also much struck with the happy and contented appearance of the children.

The art classes established under the will of the late Dr ELAM was opened today with 80 pupils, of whom 55 are girls and young women.

On Saturday morning at the room of the STAR Hotel of Major-General MOLYNEUX, who arrived from SYDNEY on the 23rd ultimo, en route for SYDNEY was entered, and a pocket book containing a letter of credit for £500, three £5 Bank of England notes, and four £5 Bank of Australasia notes, were stolen from his portmanteau.
Bankruptcy Notice

Mr J F JARDINE, Deputy Official Assignee, inserts a list of estates in which the bankruptcies have been closed.

Superior Court of Bankruptcy on the 21st instant applications for discharge of: -

Donald SINCLAIR
Robert DAVIDSON
Alfred Groom WOOD
Major Slingsby BELL

AUCKLAND
Tuesday

Today, at the invitation of the Mayor, Mr UPTON, his Excellency the Governor visited some of the primary schools in the city, and the Wellesley Street, Beresford Street, and Albert Street schools. He was much satisfied with that of the fourth standard. Lord ONSLOW was also much struck with the happy and contented appearance of the children.

The art classes established under the will of the late Dr ELAM was opened today with 80 pupils, of whom 55 are girls and young women.

On Saturday morning at the room of the STAR Hotel of Major-General MOLYNEUX, who arrived from SYDNEY on the 23rd ultimo, en route for SYDNEY was entered, and a pocket book containing a letter of credit for £500, three £5 Bank of England notes, and four £5 Bank of Australasia notes, were stolen from his portmanteau.

WELLINGTON

The free library fund benefits to the extent of £34 by the circus performance given by WIRTH Bros last night.

At the Supreme Court today the Grand Jury threw out the bills against
Nehi Peka TATANA, charged with arson, and Hettie SANDBROOK, charged with larceny.

Hugh GALLAGHER who pleaded guilty to attempted suicide, and Charles SEWEL who was found guilty of unlawfully wounding-had their sentences deferred.

George SUMMERFIELD was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment for breaking into a dwelling and stealing there from

Henry ATKINSON for horse stealing-sentenced to fifteen months' hard labor.

REEFTON

At the District Court yesterday the fresh trial of James ALLEN for the amalgam robbery began.

The case was remanded to HOKITIKA to avoid prejudice in a fair trial.

Thirty witnesses were bound over

A young man named Alfred BRYAN was drowned in the INAUGAHUA river yesterday while bathing.

CHRISTCHURCH

A MAN NAMED Fred JONES and a woman name Jane LEE (with whom the man had cohabited) have been arrested at Southbridge charged with cruelty to LEE's son and daughter aged 6 and 8 years respectively.

The children show marks of severe beatings, and the boys has a serious scalp wound on the head. The man and the woman remanded. They formerly lived in DUNEDIN

Henry KEANE, landlord of the Scotch Stores Hotel, died suddenly today. He was formerly president of the Canterbury Licensed Victuallers' Association, and was at one time resident in
The Sweating Commission opened their sitting today.

Mr F FULTON, M.H.R., in the chair

Present also were Messrs F JONES, M.H.R., and A F E WRIGHT.

Messrs LECKIE and SPRAGG acted as secretaries. The Rev F FLAVELL attended on behalf of the Early Closing Association. Mr J KENNEDY, inspector of factories.

DUNEDIN

At a meeting of the University Senate today the committee reported that the following had passed the medical provisional examination: -
William GRIFFIN, K MACCADAM, M CAMPBELL, J E GUNN

Second examination: -
E J ROBERTS, W BUTEMENT, R H HOGG, J F MENZIES.

Third examination, entitling to degree of Bachelor of Medicine: -

W A CAMPBELL, W HISLOP, P R COOK, E E FOKES, W J MULDEN.

The committee recommended that the degree of Doctor of Medicine be conferred on T W BELL.

Although the course followed appeared in some particulars to have been informal in the case of W L CHRISTIE, the committee recommended that the degree be conferred.

April 8th was fixed as the date for receiving applications from candidates for honors.

Mr Maurice Wilson RICHMOND, B.B., S.C., LONDON, was admitted to the same degree ad eundem.

The inquest touching the death of Mrs Christine ADAMS, at TAIERI, was resumed today.
Dr. W J COTTAM, after detailing the results of the post mortem, said that the cause of death was due to puerperal disease.

If premature labour were induced that would have given the woman less chance of recovery, and he thought any attempt to bring about premature birth was improper, and a gross error of judgment. He was of the opinion that if assistance had been at hand there would have been a chance of saving the child's life…………….more………….then Stewart L PETERS, in his evidence, said he was a student of Glasgow University, and had passed the second professional examination. He described his treatment of the patient, and emphatically denied that he done anything to induce premature labor. After ten minute's retirement the jury returned, and the foreman announced that four out of six agreed to a verdict of manslaughter against PETERS. The coroner accepted the verdict, and the accused was committed for trial, bail being allowed in £200 and two sureties of £100. The inquiry lasted seven and a half hours.

Mr Arthur FORSTER, the assistant clerk of the Resident Magistrate's Court in Wellington, has, we (Post) learn, been promoted to the position of Clerk in the Court at Napier. We heartily congratulate him on his well-deserved advancement, for there is no man in the service of the Justice Department who deserves it better.

During the eight years, Mr Arthur FORSTER has acted as assistant clerk here he has made host of friends by his invariable courtesy, and attention to duty, and willingness to oblige and assist all who had official business with him. He is also very well versed in the technical work. His many friends, while rejoicing at his substantial promotion, will deeply regret his departure from Wellington next week for Napier Saturday next.

Prior to his appointment to the court here he was for three to four years clerk to the Court at Palmerston North, and for ten years previous he has held a commission as sub inspector in the Defence Force.

In every other capacity Mr Arthur FORSTER has proved himself an efficient public servant, and we hope that still higher offices are in store for him
Mr R LAMB has received from the Commissioners of the Melbourne Exhibition a first class award for a series of drawings illustrating types of bush churches and schools erected in Hawke's Bay under Mr LAMB'S supervision.


The form taken by the award is that of a very massive silver medal, designed by Sir R E BOEHM, R.A, and executed at the Victorian Mint...............more (FULL DESCRIPTION OF MEDAL)
The business of PEACOCK and Sons (Ltd) the well known jam manufacturers, and the PHOENEX Company (Ltd), manufacturers of biscuits and confectionary, are about to be amalgamated and formed into a joint stock affair.
HBH 1890 6 March
WaipawaResident Magistrate's Court
A ROBERTSON v HAZLETT
J ALLISON v J WHEELER
J TELLEFSEN v L ANGELL
H WILDING v R RUSH
BRINSON v SKERRET
BIRTH

GILBERTSON-At Waipukurau on 5th March, the wife of Edward GILBERTSON, of a son.
WELLINGTON
In the Supreme Court today Charles SERELL was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment for assaulting John TIERNEY

Henry BAIRD and Frank REEVE pleaded guilty to uttering a forged cheque.

Hugh GALLAGHER was sentenced was sentenced to ten days' imprisonment for attempted suicide, and inquires are to be made as to his sanity.

John Denny TREANORE was found guilty of obtaining money under false pretences

Michael HIGGINS was acquitted of a charge of larceny, as was William MORRIS on a charge of assault.

NELSON

The Criminal sittings of the Supreme Court were opened today before Mr Justice RICHMOND.

Alexander LAWRENCE-charged with stealing from a hotel-sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment

No bill was found against Minnie SUTTON charged by Geo HARPER with stealing a considerable sum of money from him.

Henry J GROSS charged with the manslaughter of his wife will be tried tomorrow.

A breach of promise case, MILLS v HYAMS of Wellington, comes in on Friday

WANGANUI

Constable STACEY captured JOHNSTONE, the prisoner who escaped from gaol on Friday last, up the Wanganui River last night. At the R.M. Court he was sentenced to 40 days' hard labor.


DUNEDIN

A man named Dennis DALEY was killed between DUNBACK and MACRAE'S by falling off a dray he was driving, one of the wheels passing over him.

City Council Town Clerk Mr GIBSON was granted six month's leave of absence with full pay.

At the Police Court today James HOLMES charged with forging a promissory note for £40. Remanded.

A case brought in the R.M. Court today by Messrs STONE and Co to recover Customs Duty paid under protest.

William HOLMES who fell off an express train near WAIKOUAITI on the 20th of last month, has died at the hospital.

The authorities of the University decline to authorise the publication of the honors list of the examinations, but these results have leaked out: -
M.A. with honors
J M BEATTIE, W RIDDLE, Miss Mc LANDRESS, Miss DUNCAN, A G WHITHER, Joseph MOSS, W GILL, A E A PALMER.

Firs Section B.A.
Kate MOSS, Miss WHITE, Miss ROSS, A CRAWFORD, A BURNSIDE, G KING, J Mc PHEE, W ANDERSON

Final Section B.A.
J WATT, P G MORGAN

The Chancellor announced that the BOWEN prize had been awarded to Curtis Crowther PIANTE OF Canterbury College

Andrew Ross KIRK, also of Canterbury College was recorded proxime accessit.

The Education Board elections resulted in the return of Messrs GREEN, STENGHOUSE, and HISLOP

HOKITIKA

A barge with 36 tons of dredging machinery for the Three-mile Beach, was towed over the bar tonight. Messrs WELSMAN and BROKESMITH went with her to arrange for the erection of the machinery.

The Sweating Commission continued its sittings today and evidence was heard from: -

William Deny MEERES who has been 45 years in the clothing manufacturing trade.

A man named Henry KIRKLAND, employed as a driver by Mr A RUTHERFORD, was killed at CULVERDEN yesterday by the upsetting of a dray.
HBH 1890 March 7 Local

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday-Mr G A PREECE Presiding

Catherine Mc IVOR applied for a protection order against her husband John Mc IVOR-Mr WILLIAMS appeared in support of the application. Defendant was charged with being guilty of habitual drunkenness, of violence, and of failing to support his wife. The evidence of the complainant showed that since the parties had been married defendant had ill-treated his wife, and in November last he was sentenced to prison for ill-using her. Defendant said that he would support his wife when he got work. A protection order was granted in this case, with defendant to provide his wife with sufficient means of subsistence.

John Riddiford JOHNSTONE was yesterday brought up on remand before Messrs E LYNDON and J H VAUTIER J.P's, charged with forgery. First charge was that he altered a receipt given to him by Andrew TUHUA. Second charge he altered a receipt given him by one F SAVAGE-pleaded not guilty.

After evidence in the case had been heard the police stated that a man named SYMONDS who had been subpoenaed, had failed to attend.

First charge postponed till Monday - found guilty of second charge

Clive ConcertA very successful concert was given in the Oddfellow's Hall, Clive in aid of the funds of the roman Catholic Church at CLIVE.Chair-Rev Father SMITH, who introduced the various performers.

Mrs HUGHES
Misses O'DRISCOLL and COLLINGE
Messrs J H LOUGHNAN, and A P SHEATH.
Readings-Messrs A R W LASCELLES and G E LEE
Instrumentals -
Misses LEE (3)
Miss B LEE giving a pleasing violin
Mr J W D FOLEY has leased the Gaiety Theatre for a term

The Scinde Lodge of Freemasons have decided to build a large and handsome lodge-room on their freehold property in Tennyson Street Napier.

Messrs GLENDINNIS and GRIFFIN will erect the building according to the designs of Mr LAMB, architect.

One of the obligations imposed by the Mohamedan religion is that interest for the use of money must not be accepted, and it has received a striking illustration in NAPIER. A Hindoo named SHERIZ, who has resided in Hawke's Bay for some time received £10 10s 6d from the post office savings bank as interest upon money deposited, and, valuing his religion more than money, he handed over the amount to the Napier Hospital. We can do with more Mohamedans.

Mons BOURGEOIS has commenced his French classes at the district school in connection with the fifth and sixth standards


Mr H J GILBERD has just completed for Mr H S TIFFEN a trial artesian bore on the GREENMEADOWS estate, near the homestead. The bore went down 600ft without meeting with water.
This week's Canterbury Press contains: -

"Across the Atlantic in 24 hours,
Mary ANDERSON and Matrimony,
Chat with Mr D Christie MURRAY,
Ladies Day at the Christchurch Bowling Greens,
A new Zealand Lady,
Letter from Paris."

WELLINGTON-Thursday

The Frank THORNTON Comedy Company finished a very successful season this evening and not withstanding the attractions of circus drew big houses night after night.

At a meeting of the city Council tonight, drainage was considered, and it was decided to ask Messrs E CUTHBERT, M.I.C.E., of CHRISTCHURCH, and W FERGUSSON, M.I.C.E., of WELLINGTON, to act as a commission to make full enquiries into the whole drainage system.

The appointment of Mr W B EDWARDS as Judge of the Supreme Court and Judge in Bankruptcy is gazetted; also the appointments of

Messrs W B EDWARDS and John ORMSBY as Native Commissioners

Ernest Claud Meysey THOMPSON is gazetted extra aide-de-camp to his Excellency the Governor.

HBH 1890 March 7

NELSONIn the Supreme Court today Henry J GOSS was found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife, and was sentenced to two years' hard labor.

DUNEDIN

WHYTE and KERR, grocers, were charged at the Police Court today with importing drained orange peel-Adjourned

Information has been received that Mr John LONG M.P. for the City of DUNDEE, intends visiting the colony at the close of the next session of the British Parliament. Mr LONG is a journalist, and is the owner of the Advertiser and People's Journal.

At the inquest today touching the death of a man who died through injuries received by falling off a train on the 24th February, an open verdict was returned. No certain evidence was forthcoming as to the man's name. He had a letter on him addressed to Frederick William HAWS, and he had been working at EWBURN Station. It gave his name on one occasion as Frank WILLIAMS, and then said it did not matter what a man's name was in this colony.

Colonel SARGOOD was a passenger by the MANAPOURI to MELBOURNE today.
HBH 1890 March 8 WELLINGTON
Friday Page Two

In the Supreme Court Ernest SCHWASS, charged with sheep stealing-jury locked up all night, and this morning announced that they were unable to agree and were discharged. Accused liberated on bail until June sittings

Today D LIGHTHOUSE and Mary MILLER were indicted on the charge of larceny from the person. Accused found guilty with sentence deferred

Joseph IGOE charged with illegally pawning an overcoat-found guilty and sentenced to six month's imprisonment.

Sheep Inspector's Conference today

Mr A FOSTER (Canterbury) was elected chairman and

Mr R C PASLEY (Napier) vice-chairman for the ensuing year.
PIRATES Football Club for training for approaching match at Easter against the WELLINGTON Juniors

Names: -

STUBBS
FRANKLIN
JEFFARES
KING
O'CONNELL (2)
REARDONJ
CALDWELL
SCHWABE
FULFORD
WHITTINGTON
Mc DUFF
HAYDEN
YATES
SIMMONDS
LUCAS
GORMAN
J COWELL
SELLARS
WRIGHTSON (2)
TAPLIN
CUNNINGHAM
BEALE
HANDS
LEYLAND (2)
FAYULKNOR
MAWHINE
C YOUNG
WHITEMAN
COLLINGE
PARKER
STEEVENS

BIRTHCRANE-At Te Aute, on March 1st, 1890, the wife of J F CRANE, of a son

At the Resident Magistrate's Court-Mr G A PREECE J.P. Presiding

Phillippa TERRILL applied for a protection order against her husband, who had deserted her and was supposed to be out of the colony.-Application granted and Mr CRESSWELL appeared in support of the information.

Robert DOCHERTY and Joseph HEATON charged with having committed a breach of the peace by fighting in Emerson street on the preceding evening.-fined and costs

Joseph MILLS-drunkenness-fined and costs.
AUCKLAND
Friday-Telegraphic-United Press Association

The Gazette proclamation of the PUHUPUHU boundaries is causing a good deal of comment. It is stated that the boundaries even include the whole of the two counties of WHANGAREI and the BAY OF ISLANDS, under the Mining Act. The consequence is that the Crown Lands Commissioner has had to withdraw the whole of the lands opened for settlement, even including the lands advertised for sale last Thursday. There were upwards of 100 applications for land or sales under negotiation for settlement pending, besides seven homestead blocks, in these counties, and the whole of the settlement has been blocked of for three months at least.

A well known resident in this district, Mr William Innes TAYLOR, a son of the late General TAYLOR, died today, aged 68 years. He lived for many years in the TARANAKI District.

The newly appointed Warden of a PUHUPUHI field, Mr J S CLENDON, R.A. left Auckland tonight for WHANGAREI where he will issue miners' rights to intending prospectors.

At the Police Court today a young man named Arthur HIBBS was charged with taking a bottle of whisky on board Her Majesty's ship OPAL without the previous consent of the officer commanding. Inspector BROHAM brought the charge under clause 2 of the Naval and Military Act. Mr BRIDGE-master-at-arms, deposed. Accused fined £5, or in default one month's imprisonment.

CHRISTCHURCH

At yesterday's sitting of the Commissioner C P HULBERT, president of the Drapers and Clothiers' Association, gave evidence

Mr BRIGGS, manager of the clothing department of Messrs BALLANTYNE and Co

G H WHITCOMBE-manager for Messrs WHITCOMBE, TOMBS and Co-printers.

This evening G H JACKSON president of the Boot makers' Union, said that a grievance existed with regard to the employment of boy labor. The number of boys now employed in non-union shops was about even. There were one or two cases where there were more boys than men. He could not say what the rate of wages in Non Union shops. The men employed were afraid to say. The Union consisted of 180 men. Women were not members.

G H BLACKWELL, managing director of the KAIAPOI Woollen Factory

F C GERARD of the Typographical Association

C J RAE, secretary of the Railway Employees Society submitted a list of grievances.

WELLINGTON-Friday

In the Supreme Court Ernest SCHWASS, charged with sheep stealing-jury locked up all night, and this morning announced that they were unable to agree and were discharged. Accused liberated on bail until June sittings

Today D LIGHTHOUSE and Mary MILLER were indicted on the charge of larceny from the person. Accused found guilty with sentence deferred

Joseph IGOE charged with illegally pawning an overcoat-found guilty and sentenced to six month's imprisonment.

Sheep Inspector's Conference today

Mr A FOSTER (Canterbury) was elected chairman and

Mr R C PASLEY (Napier) vice-chairman for the ensuing year.

GREYMOUTH

Meeting of the coalminers of TAYLORVILLE was held this evening to take a ballot as to whether the men should demand 2s 10d gross weight.

CHRISTCHURCH

Messrs PARKER and TRIBE, whose hands went out on strike, have disposed of their clothing manufacturing business to Mr Wm. DENNY

MEER's hands have agreed to resume work under the Dunedin log
A Welsh dinner was held at the Metropolitan Temperance Hotel tonight. There were 50 persons present. Mr HUMPHRIES, M.H.R., was in the chair, and Mr WYNN-WILLIAMS in the vice chair. A Cambrian Society will probably be formed

Frederick JONES and Jane LEE were charged at the SOUTHBRIDGE R M Court today. JONES pleaded not guilty, LEE admitted having beaten the boy, but denied beating the girl. Dr WITHERS deposed. Case remanded.

HBH 1890 March 10
RICHARDS Mrs TASMANIA
Received March 9 at 11 a.m.
HOBART-Sunday

The R.M.S. TAINUI arrived here at 4 o'clock this afternoon and sails at noon tomorrow for NEW ZEALAND

She brings 50 passengers for AUSTRALIA and 96 for NEW ZEALAND

During the voyage Mrs. RICHARDS, a second-class passenger, died of consumption and was buried at sea.
Advertisements

Notice No 871

LOST
1 Black and Tan sheepdog. Anyone returning same to John SALTON, care of HARDING'S, Kereru, or to OULAGHAN and LOW, GREENMEADOWS Hotel, Taradale reward of £1
Bankruptcy Notice No 891

HOLDEN at NAPIER
Superior Court of Bankruptcy

Notice is given that Wm Jas. SHERLOCK and Geo. ARNOLD, trading as SHERLOCK and Co, of CLIVE, Fellmongers, was this day adjudged bankrupt.

J F JARDINE
Deputy Assignee
Napier 7th March 1890

Districts

Te Aroha
Mr W ADAMS, acting Manager of the Te Aroha Gold and Silver Mining Company at WAIERONGOMAI, has been appointed manager of the Junction Mine at Broken Hill

WELLINGTON

Mr FOSTER lately promoted to the position of Clerk of the Court of NAPIER, was presented with a gold pencil case by the Court officials this morning. On Tuesday the local J.P.'s will give him a purse of sovereigns. Mr FOSTER has been assistant clerk here for eight years.

NELSON
***NB this article is available upon request to Elaine

The breach of promise action

Charlotte MILLS v HYAMS. Commercial traveller was heard today. Mr PITT for plaintiff, Mr JELLICOE of Wellington for defendant.

The plaintiff, who claimed £505 damages, was the only witness save the Registrar of Marriages, who deposed that the plaintiff requested him to attend on Christmas morning last to marry her to the defendant. ……………..more……………..then……….Letter produced in evidence which were denied regarding a contract of marriage. But, in Court Mr JELLICOE in effect admitted the contract, and acknowledged that the defendant was of age………………then……..defendant's letters breathed of warm affection till the 24th October last…………..letter was read…..more…..then you as jury have to decide and access the damages. The gentleman was fickle rather than false, but it was not a case of vindictive damages. The jury after half an hour's retirement brought in the verdict for £150. Costs on the lowest scale were awarded to the plaintiff.

CHRISTCHURCH

The Amateur Swimming Club's 100yds championship of New Zealand was won by W.R. SNEDDON, with W CROW second, G JACKSON third, C DELLY fourth
Time 77 4-5th sec. There were six competitors
MARRIAGE

Mc KINNON-DAVIS-On March 4th, at the residence of the bride's parents, Clyde, by the Rev W WELSH, John Murdoch, of Te Karamu, OHINEPAKA VALLEY, second son of John Mc KINNON, of ARAPAWANUI, to Martha, only daughter of John DAVIS, of WAIROA.

HBH 1890 March 11
NEW PLYMOUTH
Telegraphic Districts-Monday

Te WHITI, the Parihaka chief, who has been in geol for three months on a judgment summons, was released on Saturday night, and taken to MANGAONE Pah, where he stops for a few days. There is a large gathering of natives and great feasting. Te WHITU was interviewed by a number of Europeans yesterday afternoon.

The bush fires are no moderating, but the damage has been great. It is estimated that the EGMONT and MOSS districts nearly half the pasture has been burnt up, which will reduce the output of butter by more than one half. Many of the small farmers will be unable to hold out during the winter months unless they receive assistance. A deputation of farmers waited today on Mr SAMUEL M.H.R., in reference to the distress experienced by the bush fires…………………..more
Court and local
In the absence of Mr PRIME, Mr ROBERTS has kindly consented to take his place with the baton at the practice of "Esther."

It is reported in WELLINGTON that owing to recent events Mr G FISHER will have no chance of getting returned for a Wellington constituency for the next election and he is on the lookout for a seat elsewhere.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs E LYNDON and J H VAUTIER J.P's the further hearing of the adjourned charge of forgery against J R JOHNSTONE and after hearing remainder of the evidence accused was committed for trial.

AUCKLAND
Telegraphic Districts-Monday

The case against R THOMPSON M.H.R, W E BARTON, and W R HOLMAN, charged with trespassing on the PUHIPUHI field has been dismissed at the WHANGAREI Police Court, on the ground that the Bench had no jurisdiction

The WAITEMATA sawmill was burned yesterday, the building being almost completely gutted, while most of the machinery was damaged. The loss is between £2000 and £3000. There was no insurance. The mill had been working for six months and the business yielded a very good return. The origin of the fire is unknown.

A young man named Julius PETERSEN, a seaman on the brigantine CAMILLE, has been drowned at HELENSVILLE

The carters, ten in number, in the employ of Messrs W and G WINSTONE, coal merchants, went out on strike today owing to the refusal of the firm to grant their demand for higher wages. Their present wages are 36s per week, and a short time since they asked for an increase to £2, which was not granted because of the bad times, according to the firm's statement.

WESTPORT

The appeal of the defendants in the action WEBSTER v The Westport Borough Council and a verdict given for £100, each party paying his own costs.

GREYMOUTH

The difficulty with the BRUNNERTON coal miners was settled this evening and the miners will resume work tomorrow.

The members of the Catholic Church committee have presented Mr Martin KENNEDY, now of Wellington, but recently of Greymouth with a gold watch and chain in recognition of his services to the church in the past.

CHRISTCHURCH

Some trouble has arisen at Messrs H BERRY and Co's factory at BELFAST, resulting in some of the hands being discharged because they joined the union.-Trouble is brewing

The difficulty between Messrs WHITCOMBE and TOMBS and the Labor Union is now ended, they having agreed to employ union men.

The Sweating Commission resumed its sittings today. Mr W A TRIBS of Messrs CLARK and TRIBS, stated that the average earnings of female employees was 14as 6d per week, and of apprentices 3s 6d. He thought permits should be issued for working overtime, not to exceed two days in the year. The Act was unfair in compelling employers to pay for holidays, and employees should be allowed to take work home. A journeyman boot maker deposed that he learned his trade and then worked for a year for nothing, two years for 5s per week, another year for 10s a week, and worked 9 hours a day when apprenticed, and sometimes 14 hours a day when on his own account, and it was impossible to make more than a shilling an hour in the boot making trade. Tonight Mr Matthew BAXTER, secretary of the Tailor's Union, stated that the Union was formed owing to sweating by "small bosses"……more………….

DUNEDIN

The criminal sittings of the Supreme Court commenced this morning before Mr Justice WILLIAMS. In his charge to the Grand Jury his Honor, referring to the charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of Mrs ADAM in childbirth, cautioned the jury that they must not consider the fact of the accused not being a doctor, and it was not every error of judgment, even though death issued from the error, that would justify returning a true bill. To justify a true Bill the medical evidence must be definite that the treatment accelerated death-

John DYKINS pleaded guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced to six months' hard labor-DENNY pleaded guilty to embezzling the moneys of the Standard Insurance Company-sentenced to three years' imprisonment.

William HEMSLEY pleaded guilty to malicious injury to property-one month's hard labor

John HUNTER pleaded guilty to burglary-sentenced to four years' hard labor

James HOLMES sentenced to nine months' imprisonment for forging and uttering

John FOTHERILL was sentenced to ten years' penal servitude for housebreaking

The Grand Jury found no bill against S L PETERS charged with the manslaughter of Mrs ADAM

Mr CAREW R.M., gave judgment today in the case brought by STONE and Co to recover £10 duty paid under protest on book-covers. His Worship decided that book-covers were not stationery, and not liable to duty.

It is stated that the legal costs in the case of WINDMILL v GALLIE will foot up to £500

INVERCARGILL

Lodge MOKORETA, No 2287, E.C., WYNDHAM, and Lodge Fortitude, No 2301, E.C., BLUFF, adhere to the New Zealand Grand Lodge movement
HBH 1890 March 12th
England news
Some startling revelations as the condition under which the poor live in LONDON were made the other day at the SOUTHWARK Police Court. Mr Henry THOMAS, Sanitary Inspector of BERMONDSEY, applied to Mr SLADE, the presiding magistrate, for an order under the provisions of the 27th section of the Sanitary Act of 1886, for the removal to the public mortuary of the dead body of a man named Wm ARNELI, then lying at No 36, Suffolk Place, BERMONDSEY. He stated that the man died on the 2nd instant, and the corpse had been "waked" by the family, consisting of the widow, grown up son, and two younger children, all of whom resided and had their meals in the same room with the dead man. The room was a small and ill-ventilated one, and was not over clean, and the corpse of the deceased was lying on the bed unconfined. Mr SLACK then asked for a further order on the reliving officer of the parish for the immediate interment of the body, and this was also granted.
CHRISTCHURCH

C FISHER and Stephen BARRETT, the young men who shot Henry FORD in the leg in Manchester Street recently, were brought up at the K.M. Court this morning and fined 50s and 30s costs. FORD attends to prosecute privately.

Railway Employees conference last night it was decided to leave the question of federating with the Trades and Labor Council and the Maritime Council to the Executive Council.

The following Committee and Executive Council were elected: -
President-Mr William HOBAN
Vice-President-Mr W OLIVER
General Sec-Mr W G EDWARDS
Treasurer-Mr C RAE
Committee: -
Messrs HANDYSIDES, WINTER, NEWTON, ARCHER, GIBBONS, PATRICK, ELVINE, HADEN, and STEWART. It was resolved to hold the next conference in AUCKLAND
More evidence given in the Sweating Commission tonight…..the..

Two dry-salters said that they had been locked out from BERRY and Co's for demanding payment for overtime and joining a Union.

WESTPORT

The CAIRNTOUL sailed at noon today for Port CHALMERS, taking 2225 tons of coal, the largest cargo ever shipped from here.

DUNEDIN-Tuesday

GRIFFIE, hotelkeeper, NENTHORN, has filed his schedule. His liabilities amount to £3419

During a discussion at the Mining Conference on the KAITANGATA relief fund, Mr G L GILLIES said it would be about two years before the children were off the fund.

In the Supreme Court today John HOUGHTON charged with rape, was acquitted…………….more………

12 Wairoa
Tuesday-Own Correspondent

The S.S. TEKAPO, with the Minister of Lands and Minister of Native Affairs on board, arrived at the Wairoa bar this evening at 5.30 p.m, but owing to the heavy sea had to proceed on to Mahia, where the Ministers will land and ride overland to this place.

Advantage is being taken of the visit of the two Ministers to formulate a scheme for settling the PAEROA blocks now under lease to Messrs DUFF Bros. Messrs REES and GANNON are here for the purposes of arranging the matter with lessees and the native owners. Mr James CARROLL M.H.R., and Major ROPATA M.L.C., are also assisting to bring about an amicable arrangement of the matter.

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

Charles BONNER and William THOMAS each fined and costs for drunkenness.

List of nominations for the Napier Park Racing Club's meeting. Mr J MUNN's Hukatere appeared among the entries for both hack races. In each instance the entry should have been Mr ROPIHA's Hikamora .entry

The following players will represent the County Cricket Club in their match against PATEA on Friday next at HASTINGS

BURNEY, DAVE, GORE, GORDON, JAMIESON, LANG, LOWRY, SANDERS, WALSH, TAIAROA, E H WILLIAMS
Emergencies. T W LEWIS, E D TANNER, KEIGHTLEY

The Executive of the New Zealand Federated Wharf Labourer's Union have selected Mr P BROWN, of Port LYTTELTON, and Mr B B CREAGH, of PORT AHURIRI, to act as delegates from New Zealand at the conference of labour unions which will be held in SYDNEY at the end of the present month.

Resident Magistrate's Court Civil cases-presiding Mr G A PREECE R.M.

NAPHTALI v HASLITT
BAKER and TABUTEAU v ALLARDICE-Mr RHODES for plaintiff
Official Assignee V W OLLIVER
SMYTHE v HAMMERSLEY
Same v J COOPER
GREENWOOD v GREY
SYMONS v HARDY
Official Assignee v S Mc GREEVY
STEWART v RENUWI

AUCKLAND The Criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court commenced this morning before Mr Justice CONOLLY

Michael BRENNAN was sentenced to three years' hard labor

John INGRAM to four years' for breaking and entering

No true bill was presented by the Grand Jury in the case of alleged libel against KELLY and BAULFE, the proprietors of the Observer, who were discharged.

The champion sculler of New Zealand C STEPHENSON, was entertained this evening at a smoke concert by the members of the Auckland Rowing Association and other friends, and was presented with a gold medal. He leaves for SYDNEY tomorrow and stated that he would probably have a match with Mc LEAN when he reaches PARRAMATTA

The carters' strike is extending, and the men employed by Mr J CRAIG, 15 in number, went out today. They also demand an increase of wages

A farmer named William LANG was killed at WAIPU by falling over a precipice. He had been a settler in that district for several years.

DEATH GARRY-At Napier, on March 11th, John GARRY, aged 61?The funeral will leave his late residence, Sealy-road, at 4 o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon.Friends will please accept this intimation-T P FULLER, Undertaker

HBH 1890 March 13
Wellington and Blenheim
Wednesday

A public meeting held at Ngahauranga last night to protest against the action of the Hutt County Council on persistently enforcing a toll tax on the Johnsonville road. The gather was a large one, Mr MENTEATH M.H.R, presiding.

After the meeting a large number of men and boys demolished the two toll gates, amid the cheers of the crowd which had assembled. The post of both gates were pulled up and thrown into the sea, while a bonfire was made of the gates. The cost of the gates was £20. The Hutt County Council ………………more…………

Messrs HASELDEN and THOMPSON, Solicitors, who spoke at last night's meeting-charged with inciting the destruction of the gates.
A young man named JANSEN has been committed for trial in connection with the Museum burglary.

Blenheim Wednesday

The criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court opened this morning before Mr Justice RICHMOND.

No bill was found against Thomas SHAW on the charge of attempting suicide.

GREEN pleaded guilty to the charge of larceny and was sentenced to one year's hard labor

DELBECK was convicted on a charge of larceny and was sentenced to three years' imprisonment

LOcal
The funeral of the late John GARRY took place yesterday, and was very largely attended, the deceased having been widely known and highly respected. The Rev D Mc NICOLL officiated at the grave.
Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Mr W R BLYTHE J.P.

John FISHER fined and costs for drunkenness.

John ACKERS, similarly did not appear and his bail of £1 was estreated.

The Garrison corps paraded for inspection and drill last evening at the drill shed in COOTE Road, Major WOOD in command.
Obituary

We regret to record the sudden death of Mr Jon GARRY, who fell down dead while at work yesterday morning.

He settled in Hawke's Bay some 35 years ago, and first established himself as a blacksmith in premises on the Shakespeare Road.

He subsequently sold out to Mr REDSTONE and went to HAVELOCK where he combined farming with his occupation as a blacksmith.

Later he returned to NAPIER and established the CULCAN Foundry, which he supervised for many years.

The foundry has been for some time in other hands, but while deceased had it that even now it is more frequently called "Garry's Foundry" than by any other name.

Deceased leaves a widow and large family to mourn his sudden death

***Note by Elaine
When I came to Napier from Auckland first about 1948 our family lived right next to the Vulcan Foundry in Hastings Street with my Aunt Joan DOBBS. Trying to visualise it now I think it must have been where the courthouse is and the Hastings Street School was on the opposite corner where the RSA is now.

Gisborne-Wednesday

J GANNON, native agent is bankrupt.

Unsecured creditors £1987
Secured £1850

The securities are valued at £4030
Assets, book debts. At £300

DUNEDIN-Wednesday
Messrs WILLIAMSON, GARNER, and MUSGROVE'S Comic Opera Company produced the long-looked for "Dorothy" tonight to a crowded house.

Mr William ELTON-comedian made his first appearance on the occasion.

AUCKLAND

Information has been received from Australia that a thoroughbred stallion has been purchased here for the Wellington Park Stud Company, Auckland. The name is not given, but the stallion will probably prove to be CASTOR, by ZEALOT-STIRLING mare, recently imported from England by Mr W R WILSON

The carters of Auckland at a meeting tonight formed a branch of the New Zealand Federated Carters' Union. A large number of members were enrolled. A committee was appointed to interview the employers tomorrow with the view of settling the present dispute.

AUSTRALIA

The schooner AGNES has been wrecked near the Brunswick River, and her crew of eight men have been drowned.

The floods near NARRABRI have caused considerable loss of live. Mrs CARR and three children were drowned, and their house was washed away.

At TAREE a farmer named Mc GILLIVRAY was drowned, and at CASINO a man named REID, and another man, name unknown were also drowned.

At WINDSOR Mr DUNSTAN lost his life.
It is feared that many people have perished in the Northern districts.

TASMANIA
Hobart-Wednesday
Admiral SCOTT denies the truth of the statement that he had expressed the opinion that the Australian cruisers in course of construction were too small.

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane-Wednesday

The divers who were sent to the wreck of the AUETTA found ten fathoms of water all round her. The rough seas then running prevented an examination of the vessel.
AUCKLAND

Information has been received from Australia that a thoroughbred stallion has been purchased here for the WELLINGTON Park Stud Company, AUCKLAND. The name is not given, but the stallion will probably prove to be CASTOR, by ZEALOT-STIRLING mare, recently imported from ENGLAND by Mr W R WILSON

The carters of AUCKLAND at a meeting tonight formed a branch of the NEW ZEALAND Federated CARTERS' UNION. A large number of members were enrolled. A committee was appointed to interview the employers tomorrow with the view of settling the present dispute.
MARRIAGE

LYON-BLACKMORE-On the 12th March at Trinity Wesleyan Church, NAPIER, by the Rev D Mc NICOLL, assisted by the Rev T J WALLIS, Thomas Harwood, second son of
R LYON of NELSON, to Bertha Mary, third daughter of the late G T BLACKMORE, of NELSON.
HBH 1890 March 14 Districts
Thursday


The Gazette contains notifications of the permanent appointment of Dr de BACHONE as French Consul, and of Messrs CARGILL, FULTON, Mc KERRAS, and ROSS as members of the Otago Harbor Board.
Gisborne

The Hospital trustees received sixteen applications from various parts of the colony for the position of Matron and Miss STEWART, of AUCKLAND, late of MELBOURNE, HAS been appointed

WELLINGTON

The body of a man about 35 years of age, apparently a labouring man, was found in the harbor this morning. He had a prayer book in his pocket, which bore the name of James KERTANS. Nothing else is known

BLENHEIM

At the Supreme Court today two men named HILLIARD and BUTLER were tried for the larceny of a watch. It was decided to try the men separately, and the result was that the former was found guilty and the latter acquitted. HILLIARD was sentenced to three months' hard labor.

REEFTON
In reference to the case of GILMER v PYKE, an action heard at WELLINGTON, Mr R REEVES writes to the local papers that he was one of the promoters of the syndicate for dredging a claim in WAKAMARINO

A curious case came before Captain PREECE, in his capacity as Trust Commissioner yesterday. About twelve years ago, in a civil action CANNING v Henare MATUA, a claim to recover £1400, judgment was given for plaintiff with costs. The judgment was not enforced owing to various causes, one of which was alleged by plaintiffs yesterday to be the death of the original plaintiff.

The debt, with costs and expenses, interest, &c., has now grown to over £2000, and the executors in CANNING's estate applied for an order of the Court to compel Henare MATUA to sell sufficient of his land to pay the amount of the judgment.

The defence was that plaintiff, soon after getting judgment, agreed with Henare MATUA never to enforce it. After hearing evidence His Worship reserved judgment.

Donald CAMPBELL, a 'bus driver,' was charged at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, with plying for hire with his stage carriage on a route other than that for which the vehicle was licensed. Joseph COSGROVE, a cabdriver, lodged information. Mr LASCELLES said that technically his client was guilty, but only technically, and he would plead not guilty. The affair was simply a fight between the cabmen of NAPIER and the "Bus Company."

Captain BOWER town clerk, produced the butt of defendant's license. His Worship upheld Mr LASCELLES' contentions, and dismissed the case.
James Mc DONALD, licensee of the London Hotel, was today fined £5 and costs, and the conviction endorsed on his license, for permitting drunkenness on his premises

D R EUNSON, Manager of the Mornington Tram Company, was fined 5s and an employee 1s, with costs £3, for placing a child who was playing about the tram cars in a cupboard, by which it was alleged the child's health was injured

The Federal Seamen's Union have forward £25 to the locked out employees of the Petone woollen mills and wharf laborers. The cook's and steward's Unions are also forwarding donations

Mr Jas MILLS M.H.R. addressed his constituents at Port Chalmers this evening. He announced his intention of going to the Old country on a visit.

The Exhibition band contest was commenced this afternoon in the concert hall and continued in the evening………………..more……………….then……… A word of praise is due to the Burnham Band, who had the reception for the evening. C COOMBE played the cornet for TARANAKI, that band's player having injured one of his lips. Results will not be known till Saturday night.

SCINDE Harriers Football

Meeting held in MAYO's Empire Hotel last evening.

Mr J G HUGHES in the Chair

Selected at Meeting: -

President-Mr J D ORMOND
VICE Presidents-Dr INNES and Messrs J C Mc VAY, J G GILBERD, W H HAWKINS,
H NAPHTALI, W MAYO

Captain-Mr J G HUGHES
Vice captain-Mr R W PERCY
Secretaries-Messrs J PARK, SMITH, E COWAN
Treasurer-Mr G Mc VAY

Committee: -
Messrs J FLEMING, A C NORRIS, G W HARDEN, H H KNIGHT, G ELIOTT

Delegates to Rugby Union-Messrs J G HUGHES and H H KNIGHT

Selection Committee
Messrs HUGHES, PERCY, and J FLEMING
The other day at Limehouse Town hall, Mr Wayne E BAXTER held an inquest respecting the death of a Hungarian named SZAKNAY, aged seventy-two, a shoemaker, lately residing at 24, Northey Street, Limehouse. It appears that SZAKNAY did not believe in doctors, but only in anointing, and got into a rage when his landlady proposed to call in medical aid. She, however, called in Dr HARVEY, who found the man in extremis, and he died shortly afterwards-William E EIKE, who affirmed instead of taking the oath, stated that he was a mission agent, and resided at 33, Maida-Vale. SZAKNAY was a Christian, and he had known him for some years-

England LAING Peter

A large and representative gathering of the citizens of ELGIN, under the presidency of Lord Provost BLACK, recently entertained Peter LAING, a centenarian, to a banquet on the occasion of his celebrating his 106th birthday.

Telegrams were read from LONDON congratulating LAING on this event. In giving the toast of his health, allusion was made to the centenarian having the other day, in letting a house of which he was the proprietor, made special provision that at the end of seven years he would himself occupy the premises.

Peter, after suitably acknowledging the toast, was presented with several handsome gifts, and in the course of the evening he related many interesting reminiscences of olden days and sang several songs.

Peter is a carter, and still continues to enjoy excellent health, all his faculties being unimpaired; any day he may be seen in the streets of ELGIN in charge of his horse and cart.

He is come of a family celebrated for longevity. His father died when 109 years of age, and his great grandfather, who fought under the standard of the Duke of Cumberland at the battle of Culloden, died at the remarkable age of 135.

Peter lived at the time of BURNS, and his memory is so retentive that he can recall an episode in the life of the Scotch National Bard.

He was over sixty before he married, and since his wife died, over thirty years ago, he has been his own cook and housekeeper.

He has a most robust constitution, his diet being brose, porridge, potatoes, and salt herrings; and he confidently declares that a change in the shape of dainties would be worse for him than drugs.

He was never known to have had an illness with the exception of an occasional slight attack of rheumatism in one of his legs, and had never any doctor's drugs.

At the monthly meeting of the Fire Brigade last night the members of the team who represented the brigade at the recent contest at Wellington were each presented with medals.

These were the gift of Mrs Rebecca SHARPE, Newcome Street, BLENHEIM, who witnessed the contests, and Fireman HOTELIER made the presentation.

The medals, which were of chaste design, were made of the new metal now so fashionable in ENGLAND, and called, from its inventor, peau de Brebis.
HBH 1890 March 15 Wairoa
Friday

The Hons Messrs MITCHELSON and RICHARDSON arrived here on Wednesday afternoon, having ridden down from MAHIA, where they were landed the evening before.

Mr BATE, Private Secretary, Mr J G WILLIAMS, Commissioner of Crown Lands, and Major PORTER accompanied them.

A deputation consisting of the chairman and several members of the Town Board and Messrs H R DUFF, J H BROWN, J T LARGE, J W SARGISSON, R J WORTHINGTON, W L REES, M J GANNON, waited on the Ministers at FLINT's Jubilee Hall, and were introduced by Mr J CARROLL M.H.R., for the East Coast Maori electoral district.
Resident Court before Mr E LYNDON J.P.

John PRINGLE fined 5s and costs for drunkenness

Mr and Mrs C W CARR and family of the Hedgely Estate, PETANE, are Passengers for NEW ZEALAND by the TAINUI, WHICH ARRIVED AT Auckland yesterday

Mr Harry St. MAUR, the well-known comedian, will open here in the Theatre Royal on April 23rd. Mr St. MAUR will be supported by an efficient company, and during his stay will produce several novelties, which are highly spoken of by the Southern Press
New Plymouth
Friday

Heavy rain fell yesterday afternoon and evening, which put the bush fires out and freshened everything up. The weather is now fine again

District Judge KETTLE took his seat for the first time on the bench here today, and was cordially welcomed by the bar and a full muster of Justices of the Peace.

WANGANUI
Friday
Adam Mc MORRAN, jockey, charged with a criminal assault on a nurse-girl at the Empire Hotel, was discharged today, the evidence not being considered sufficient.

AGM Napier Football Club

The annual general meeting of the Napier Football Club was held last evening at the Criterion Hotel.

Election of Officers results as follows: -
Presidents-F LOGAN and J BEATSON-Captain-Geo WHITE
Deputy Captain-Geo FLEMING
Hon Secretary and Treasurer-J H SMITH
Committee: - A F KENNEDY, E H WOLEDGE, G W HARDEN, E D HOBEN, A E STANTION
Delegates to Rugby Union-Messrs HARDEN and SMITH
Auditors-Messrs WOLEDGE and BLACK
HBH 1890 March 16 Manchester Stipendiary

Before the Manchester stipendiary the other day

Joseph DWYER, a private in the YORKSHIRE Regiment, at present stationed at SHEFFIELD, Clara DWYER (His wife), Maria DWYER (his sister), and Frederick DWYER (his brother) were charged with stealing and receiving a quantity of jewellery from the sergeant major's quarters at the Sheffield barracks. Chief Inspector CARMINADA stated that he and two detectives arrested the prisoners.

Joseph DWYER was wearing a ring that had been identified as being a portion of the stolen jewellery. The other prisoners were also found to be wearing some of the stolen jewellery.

They were asked to account for where they had received the jewellery and they said the property had been given to them by their brother James, who on October 24th last entered a bank at Didsbury early in the morning, shot the manager, and then committed suicide in order to escape arrest. On Sunday night the soldier Joseph DWYER voluntarily made a statement in writing and signed to the effect that he alone was responsible for the robbery and that the other prisoners knew nothing about it. He was on furlough, but that was supposed to be in another part of the country. The prisoners were discharged.
Germany Court

Judgment was given just prior to the last English mail leaving in the great German Socialist trial, which lasted nearly six weeks. The defendants numbering in all ninety-one persons, and including Herr BEBEL, the leader of the Social Democratic party in the Reichstag, and Herren HARM, GRILLENGERGER, and SCHUMACHER, also deputies, were accused of belonging to a secret Organisation and disseminating Socialist publications, thereby endangering public order and security. The proceedings says the Daily News correspondent at ELBERFIELD, have been closely followed throughout GERMANY, and the arrest in open court of three witnesses for the prosecution for perjury lent special interest to the trial. The following are the sentences passed by the Court: -

Emil BARTEL, carpenter, and Peter HUETEENBERGER, tailor-four months' imprisonment

E ROELLINGHOFF, agent, Johan BICRENFELD, carpenter, and
A NEUMADN, cigar dealer- five months.

Herr Friedrich HARM, a member of the Reichstag-six months

Gustav FINKE, confectioner-eighteen months

The shortest sentence passed on any of the prisoners was fourteen days' imprisonment.

Herren BEBEL, GRILLENBERGER, and SCHUMACHER, Carl MEIST, cigar dealer, and forty-three were acquitted.

HBH 1890 March 17 Districts

WELLINGTON

Mr R C KIRK, Mayor of PETONE, had a interview with the WELLINGTON Trades and Labor Council tonight with the view of arriving at an amicable settlement of the woollen mill difficulty

Supreme Court today before Chief Justice and a special jury of twelve, in which Edmund E CHAMBERLAIN and Thomas E CHAMBERLAIN,, farmers and members of the Masterton Borough Council, claimed £1000 damages from Messrs SMITH and HOGG, proprietors of the Wairarapa Star ***NB Abridged by Elaine and full item is available upon request

BLENHEIM

There was a peculiar case at the Supreme Court today that of STEWARD v the Equitable Insurance Company of the U.S.A.
Mr Mc NAB appeared for plaintiff, and Mr GULLY for defendant

FLETCHER, a former agent had proceeded criminally against the plaintiff for embezzlement…………more…………….FLETCHER had absconded, and was now "wanted."

CHRISTCHURCH

Mr Christie MURRAY lectured at the Oddfellows' Hall tonight to a full house. He will leave for WELLINGTON during the week after next, and he leaves CHRUISTCHURCH at the end of next week.
Jane LEE and F JONES, who were accused last week of child cruelty at SOUTHBRIDGE, were sentenced to one month's hard labor today.

Duncan MARTIN, who was three weeks ago committed for trial on several charges of stealing goods from his employers, Messrs MASON, STRUTHERS and Co., was today committed for trial on three additional charges of stealing goods valued at £12 from the same firm.
The eighth annual report of the CANTERBURY Frozen Meat Company states that after allowing 5% on the value of the works for depreciation there is a credit balance of £2156 17s 2d. There were 232,736 sheep and lambs and 162 head of cattle killed at BELFAST during the year.

DUNEDIN
At the City Court today BARRETT-charged with attempted murder, was remanded for a week. The prosecutor is still in a serious condition. He is suffering from paralysis, and probably a fracture of the skull

Supreme Court today Mr Justice WILLIAMS gave judgment in a case which Mr W WILKINSON sought to recover from his late partner Mr PETIT, for entering into business before the time fixed in the partnership deed had expired.

New Zealand Drug Company at their meeting today held by the Chairman Mr SIEVWRIGHT, who moved the adoption of the report.

Sundry news
The Rev Mr STILL will probably visit ENGLAND owing to the ill health of his wife, and it is expected that Canon HOWELL, of Adelaide, will officiate at St Paul's during his absence

In the Divorce Court

COLLAS v COLLAS and ANDERSON-husband petitions for divorce on the ground of his wife's adultery. The Chief Justice took time to consider the case, expressing the opinion that the petitioner erred in not suing for a divorce before leaving for SYDNEY seven years ago.

Mr COLLAS explained that the delay was occasioned by his not possessing the means to sue at the time of the alleged adultery took place.
Peter REDOW (or REDEW), the seaman who received injuries to the spine while working on the RATTRAY Street wharf on Han 15th died in the hospital

Dunedin
Mr W B TAYLOR has been appointed acting Town Clerk

At the City Council Colin Mc LECKLAN was charged with an attempted assault on Mrs CAMERON, of MOSGIEL, but after hearing the evidence the Bench concluded that she was a consenting party, and dismissed the information.

The band contest was concluded last night before a very large audience and result announced shortly after 10 o'clock.

Results and participants : -

Clarionette solo
GEORGE-Dunedin Garrison-First prize (only competitor)

Trombone solo
KING-Oamaru Garrison first prize
HERD-Wellington Garrison
JENKINS-Invercargill Garrison
BAKER-Dunedin Ordnance

Euphonium solo
COOK-Dunedin Garrison
SINCLAIR, FERGUSSON, and LESLIE
O'BRIEN, ROSSITER, MOSSMAN, MUSCHAMP, OLIVER

Cornet solo
LITHGOW-Invercargill Garrison-first prize
Mc LEOD and MOHR,
SANDELANDS, SCOTT
Quickstep contest
This was a list of all the bands that took part
***NB this item has been abridge and is available upon request to Elaine

CHRISTCHURCH

W P BROOK, secretary of the ADDINGTON Saleyard Company, was arrested today on a charge of embezzlement of the funds of the company.

AUCKLAND
Saturday

William HUNTER, aged 30, slipped on the pavement in Wellesley Street at 8o'clock last night, was taken to the hospital, and died from a fractured skull

The Government are appealing against the decision of Mr Justice CONOLLY in the Te KOOTI case

Last night the ferry steamer BIRKENHEAD came into collision in the harbor with the WAITOA, a useful river steamer, and cut her to the water's edge. An inquiry into the cause of the collision is to be held.
MARRIAGE

GLASSFORD-HERON-At Napier, on Thursday, March 13th by the Rev J G PATERSON,
George GLASSFORD to Maggie HERON.

HBH 1890 18th March Australia

NEW SOUTH WALES
SYDNEY-Monday

A man named CHALMERS, engaged in rescue work on the Hawkesbury river, was drowned.

The maize crop is almost wholly destroyed. The river in places is 40 miles wide. At MAITLAND in low-lying places the houses were submerged to the eaves.

An auctioneer of NARRABRI named LEE was drowned while trying to rescue his children. A doctor also named LEE is missing.

The passengers and crew of the steamer SIKH have been admitted to pratique. The smallpox patients are recovered.
HBH 1890 March 18 HBJC
Autumn Meeting

President-Hon Captain RUSSELL
Treasurer-Mr A C LANG

Stewards-Messrs Allan Mc LEAN, C A FITZROY, Wm. DOUGLAS,
E CONROY, H GAISFORD, Geo. HUNTER, J D ORMOND M.H.R.,

Handicapper-Mr J O EVETT
Judge-Mr W SHRIMPTON
Starter-Captain WINTER
Clerk of the Course-Mr Jas LOPDELL
Clerk of the Scales-Mr E CONROY
Clerk of the totalisators-Mr G T CROSS
Timekeeper-Mr Wm. DOUGLAS
Secretary-F D LUCKIE

WANGANUI
A young man named Edward JOHNSTON, employed by Mr G FLYGER, clothier is missing. He was last seen at 7 o'clock this morning. His hat has since been found in the river, and fears are entertained that he has drowned himself. He had been in a depressed state of mind lately.

WOODVILLE
A Farmers' Club and Acclimatisation Society have been formed here.

WELLINGTON
Captain WILLIAMS, formerly owner of the Black Diamond line of colliers, died today. He had been ailing for some time

AUCKLAND

A racehorse owned by Mr M DANABER, broke one of its legs today through a fall whilst galloping and had to be shot

The annual fete of the children of the Roman Catholic schools of the city and suburbs was held today in the Domain. About 5000 children were present. The day was generally observed as a holiday. Races were held at HENDERSON'S Mill, at which Cartridge won the cup.

The American schooner Cassie Haward has been wrecked on the island of MANGAIA. All hands were saved.

CHRISTCHURCH
A Ministerial inquiry into the striking of the steamer DINGADLE on her voyage from LYTTELTON to WESTPORT was held before Mr R BEETHAM R.M., Nautical Assessors at LYTTLETON on Saturday.

Fourteen Volunteers fire for Government medals at the BROMLEY range today.

Gunner BELL N. BATTERY made the top score

Color-Sergeant Mc ADAM, Irish Rifles being second

DUNEDIN
Monday

A dead body has been found in the Clutha River, near ROXBURGH, which is supposed to be that of George MURRAY drowned on December 30th, 1889

TIMARU

At a meeting today of the creditors of one DANSON, a deferred payment selector, some of the Creditors and the Deputy Assignee demanded that he should assign his interest in 15 ½ acres of land to make up a deficiency of £62. He declined to give up his home and turn his family on the roads, and his solicitor advised him not to agree to it.

AUCKLAND

A racehorse owned by Mr M DANABER, broke one of its legs today through a fall whilst galloping and had to be shot

The annual fete of the children of the Roman Catholic schools of the city and suburbs was held today in the Domain. About 5000 children were present. The day was generally observed as a holiday. Races were held at HENDERSON'S Mill, at which Cartridge won the cup.

The American schooner Cassie Haward has been wrecked on the island of MANGAIA. All hands were saved.
HBH 1890 March 19
New Plymouth
Tuesday

Mr SAMUEL before his constituents

Mr SAMUEL addressed a meeting of his constituents last night. There was a large attendance. He announced that he did not intend standing for re-election.

Dunedin

Mr Harry BAILEY has, according to a telegram in the Daily Times, at length succeeded in gaining the summit of Mount EARNSLAW, at the head of Lake WAKATIPU, and fixed a flag there. Mr MUIR, a photographer, accompanied him.

The Rev Mr GREEN (of Mount COOK fame,) failed in the attempt to ascent Mount EARNSHAW.

The total attendance at the Exhibition last week was 27,786, of which 17,673 paid up at the turnstiles.

At an inquest today touching the death of Peter ROWDOW, wharf labourer, the jury returned a verdict that he met his death by the falling of a plank upon him, the accident being attributable to the want of proper precautions in fastening the staging.

New Plymouth
Mr SAMUEL before his constituents

Mr SAMUEL addressed a meeting of his constituents last night. There was a large attendance. He announced that he did not intend standing for re-election.

CHRISTCHURCH
Yesterday a man named MADDEN, working on the barque HAROLD in LYTTELTON, fell into the hold, and sustained such injuries that he died this morning. At the inquest the jury returned a verdict of accidental death, and added a rider that they were of the opinion that a guard should be placed half way down the combing of the hatch of a vessel.

A meeting of the committee appointed to receive Archdeacon JULIUS, the Bishop-elect was held today.

OAMARU
The Naval Artillery Band ant the Garrison Band we4re accorded a great reception tonight on their return from the Exhibition contest and Mr SEYMOUR presented the Band with a silver cup in honor of their victory.

WESTPORT
Patrick CONNORS who was injured by a dynamite explosion at Cape FOULWIND, died in the hospital on Saturday night. The inquest was opened yesterday, but the jury only viewed the body-inquiry adjourned.

Patrick FLANAGAN, an elderly man, has been arrested at WIMAANGAROA on the charge of attempted rape on a girl eleven years old

HOKITIKA
In the Supreme Court yesterday
James WILKIE, formerly editor of the Reefton Guardian, WAS PUT ON TRIAL ON A CHARGE OF ALLEGED LIBEL.

Nelson
The bicycle tournament yesterday at Trafalgar Park afford excellent sport.
Competitors: -
H S CURTIS, W HOUNSELL, A E HOUNSELL
N HALL-Christchurch.
BRADDOCK, RENNER of WELLINGTON and NALDER 3rd

Auckland
According to a telegram from ROTORUA Mr PIPER and his son made another attempt to settle on their land near GALATEA, but were again driven off by the natives.

A well-known master of an AUCKLAND coasting vessel, Captain John ANDERSON died yesterday

Wellington
Owing to the fact of some of his clothes being found on the beach at Island Bay, Clarence FALLS is supposed to have been drowned or eaten by sharks. The clothes have been identified as his and he is known to have been in the habit of bathing off the rocks.

Wairoa-Tuesday
There is now a splendid entrance to the river, which was opened on Sunday.
The water being very high inside cause a great scour when an opening was made through the spit. The pilot reports a depth of 12ft on the bar at low water.
HBH 1890 March 20

CHRISTCHURCH Constable John KENNEDY, who has been for five years inspector of factories here, and who has been transferred to NAPIER, was tonight presented with a gold watch and chain subscribed for by all the police comrades and by the public.About 50 persons were present at the presentation, which was made by Inspector PENDER, who eulogised Constable KENNEDY for the manner in which he had performed his duties.

A sensation was caused on it becoming known that Charles FREEMAN, and old and respected citizen, was found hanging today dead in an outhouse attached to his dwelling. Deceased though 71 years of age, was remarkable robust and active in his habits, and apparently the last man who would commit suicide. He owned considerable property in DUNEDIN and INVERCARGILL, valued at about £7000. He had invested a good deal in mining, including the NENTHORN reefs, and his company shares had proved remunerative. He left a note addressed to several business men, stating that his will in favor of his widow would be found in his safe, and asking them to take charge of his affairs and forgive him, because they knew his trouble. He had been despondent at a falling off in his income. The inquest on Charles FREEMAN, who hanged himself this morning, disclosed that he had been depressed in spirits. For some time past he had been speculating without immediate prospects of success. He was also owner of a considerable quantity of house property here, and the rents of the tenements had fallen from £25 to £7 a week. He was still, however, a wealthy man, and had no family. He played cards with his wife and adopted daughter till bed-time last night, and seemed more cheerful than usual. He was a native of BIRMINGHAM

DUNEDIN The city surveyor reported to the City Council tonight that the water available was now reduced to 13 days' supply. The showers of last week had made no impression on the reservoir, although it had resulted in prolonging the supply derived from the creeks.

The Land Board today received a deputation of residents of Lake WANAKA, who suggested that the roads in the WANAKA district should be extended up the MATUKITUKU Valley Road to Mount ASPIRING and the present Crown ranges. Better roads are needed in consequence of the improved tourist traffic.

The Hon George Mc LEAN and Mr H DRIVER-arbitors appointed to decide which of the clubs should be the Metropolitan club for the West Coast, but no decision was come to.

INVERCARGILL
It is reported that 1000 bags of this season's oats have been sold at 1s 2d per bushel

A sensation was caused on it becoming known that Charles FREEMAN, and old and respected citizen, was found hanging today dead in an outhouse attached to his dwelling. Deceased though 71 years of age, was remarkable robust and active in his habits, and apparently the last man who would commit suicide. He owned considerable property in DUNEDIN and INVERCARGILL, valued at about £7000. He had invested a good deal in mining, including the NENTHORN reefs, and his company shares had proved remunerative. He left a note addressed to several business men, stating that his will in favor of his widow would be found in his safe, and asking them to take charge of his affairs and forgive him, because they knew his trouble. He had been despondent at a falling off in his income.

The inquest on Charles FREEMAN, who hanged himself this morning, disclosed that he had been depressed in spirits. For some time past he had been speculating without immediate prospects of success. He was also owner of a considerable quantity of house property here, and the rents of the tenements had fallen from £25 to £7 a week. He was still, however, a wealthy man, and had no family. He played cards with his wife and adopted daughter till bed-time last night, and seemed more cheerful than usual. He was a native of BIRMINGHAM

The first roller mill in SOUTHLAND has just been started. The plant has been supplied by Messrs ROBINSON and Sons, of ROCHDALE.
HOKITIKA
At the Supreme Court sitting this afternoon, the REEFTON gold robbery case was concluded and after twenty minutes' retirement the jury returned a verdict of guilty.

Mr Justice DENNISTON sentenced James ALLEN to two years' hard labor and ordered the restitution of the gold. Mr GUINNESS, the prisoner's counsel, made application that he should be admitted to probation, but application was refused.

OAMARU

At the Supreme Court today Lawrence FLYNN convicted of forging and uttering was placed under probation for twelve months and ordered to pay the expenses of the prosecutor and make restitution.

George MONROE and William CROMBIE were acquitted on a charge of assault and robbery

James COSLEY for forging and uttering-sentenced to three years' penal servitude

Charles JACKSON-sentenced to eighteen months' hard labor for breaking into shop of Charles KEANS and stealing goods

CHRISTCHURCH

Sir Robert STOUT who was here attending the sittings of the Supreme Court delivered by special request tonight an address on the land question in the Public Hall……………………more……………then-he was enthusiastically thanked by the audience on the motion of the Rev Dr Mc GREGOR, seconded by Mr J CHURCH.****NB Column available upon request to Elaine

Constable John KENNEDY, who has been for five years inspector of factories here, and who has been transferred to NAPIER, was tonight presented with a gold watch and chain subscribed for by all the police comrades and by the public. About 50 persons were present at the presentation, which was made by Inspector PENDER, who eulogised Constable KENNEDY for the manner in which he had performed his duties.

New Brighton resident named ASHLEY found a burglar's "plant" on a reserve at that place. The articles were identified as having been stolen two months ago from Mr HAMILL's house which was broken into: They comprise cutlery, plated ware, clothing, tools, and other articles.

HBH 1890 MARCH 21st

HERBAUT Louis A little boy at LILLI has just met with the same fate as the heroine in the sad song of the Mistletoe Bough. Louis HERBAUT, 14 years old, had been keeping the New Year in a tavern with his aunt and uncle. He soon afterwards disappeared, and a most diligent search was made for him to no purpose, until it occurred to his uncle the next day to look inside a large box, which was kept in a loft. There, to his horror, he found his nephew's corpse. It is supposed that Louis Herbaut felt unwell after the merry making, and that he chose the box as a quite place to lie down without the risk of interference. The lid feel down accidentally, and he was suffocated.
John Rogers HERBERT, R.A., whose death at the age of 50 years is announced, made his reputation as an artist by a series of paintings illustrating religious subjects. He was elected R.A., in 1864, and was employed by the British Government in 1848 to assist in the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.

The picture, which became most popular is one well known through the many engravings and lithographs of it that have been published. It was called "Christ and the Woman of Samaria."

At the time of his death Mr HERBERT had been for 20 years foreign corresponding member of the French Academic des Beaux Arts.

Mr William GILBERT, father of Mr W S GILBERT, the well-known dramatist, died on 10th January at SALISBURY, where he lived when he was not in LONDON.

Mr GILBERT was the author of several very useful books, such as "Dives and Lazarus," Dr Austin's Guests," and "Shirley Hall Asylum." He was educated as a surgeon but never practised. It was generally known that Mr William GILBERT was himself one of the severest critics of his son's work, and moreover, that his suggestions were always listened to and respected by the dramatist, who more than once declared that several of his happiest after thoughts were due to his father.

A widow named Many Ann TAYLOR, the mother of ten children and the keeper of a small provision shop at POLEGATE, near EASTBOURNE, recently murdered two of her ten children, Caroline and Helena, by cutting their throats with a razor. She also attacked Kate, another of her daughters, and cut her throat. The principal witness at the inquest was her son Samuel, who was out when his mothers cut the throats of his sisters, but arrived home in time to prevent her doing any more harm. All the evidence represented the woman as being in a dazed condition, scarcely realising what she had done, and some of the witnesses attributed this to her excessive drinking. The girl Kate was taken to the Princess Alice Hospital at Eastbourne, and there are hopes for her recovery. As the prisoner was known to be passionately fond of her children the shocking occurrence has caused a profound sensation in the neighbourhood.

A fatal accident occurred on the railway today. Mrs Parsons, wife of a settler at PENRITH, was attempting to cross the line when the buffer of an approaching train caught her arm. She was thrown round under the engine and cut to pieces, death being instantaneous.

The meeting of Bishops resolved that they would serve the interests of the Church by concurring in the election of Canon Sanmarez SMITH to the Primacy of Australia. The committee endorsed the resolution.

HOKITIKA
Thursday

Today Mr Justice DENNISTON, with several lawyers and officials, went to see the ARAHURA Valley property, in respect to which the trustees of the native owners claim £600 damages through the proclamation of the river as being workable for tailings.

A wheel came off the trap in which the judge and party were seated. They all got out safely, but in trying to stop the horses, which were making off, Mr J B LEWIS, solicitor, got a bad fracture of his left wrist, and it is probable that the wrist will be deformed for life.

The Courts sit again tomorrow morning, when the compensation case will be tried.

HBH 1890 22nd March Australia

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney-Friday

An attempt was made last night to destroy a stable in the city with dynamite. The explosion led to an examination of the premises, and eight charges were discovered inserted in the wall. There were 100 horses in the building at the time.

An auctioneer named COSGROVE has been arrested on suspicion of being connected with the attempt to blow up a stable with dynamite.

The London correspondent of the Otago Daily Times writes: - "Sir Charles NICHOLSON, of the Grange, Totteridge, Herts, has just completed his eighty-first year, and the occasion is taken by an evening newspaper to give a sketch of his career. He is the sole surviving member of the first Australian Parliament, elected in 1843. He was returned as one of the six representatives of what was then the Port Philip province of New South Wales. As Speaker of the New South Wales Legislature for a period nine years, he was a conspicuous success, and received a knighthood for his services in 1852. Seven years later he was promoted to a baronetcy in recognition of his unceasing labours on behalf of the Sydney University, of which he was chancellor for a series of years. The University of Oxford also reward his services in this connection by making him an honorary D.C.L., and Cambridge followed suit by conferring on him the degree of L.L.D. Sir Charles is a medical man by profession. He took his M.D. at Edinburgh nearly 60 years ago, and commenced practice in Australia as far back as 1834. Next to Sir Charles NICHOLSON, Lord SHERBROOKE is the oldest of Australian parliamentarians. His none years of public life in New South Wales proved an excellent training for the higher and more conspicuous political arena of the Mother Country. Lord SHERBROOKE is reported to be deriving an enormous revenue from Lands in SYDNEY which he purchased for a mere song some 40 years ago, but which are now enormously enhanced in value.
The adjourned inquest on Patrick O'CONNOR, who was killed in a dynamite accident, was held at Cape Foulwind today. The verdict was "Accidentally killed by working in a tunnel."

CHRISTCHURCH

The annual meeting of the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company was held today. Report was adopted

Messrs S GARFORTH and J DEANS were re-elected directors

Mr John GREGG, re-elected chairman of directors.

John MOLYNEUX, an old resident of LYTTELTON, died today from injuries caused by his being thrown out of his trap at pigeon bay last Tuesday. He was widely respected for his great benevolence

AUCKLAND
The upsetting of a boat in MANUKAU Harbor yesterday afternoon drowned Captain DANIELS, Miss LYELL, and M COOPER. Two boys named EDWARDS and LYELL were saved by swimming to shore, about two hundred yards distant. One of the boys reached ONEHUNGA bringing the news.

Rev J S HILL, a Anglican clergyman who has been carrying on evangelistic work in AUCKLAND for some years, was bid farewell at the Young Men's Christian Association held this evening he is leaving for ENGLAND. Mr J L WILSON-president of the Young Men's Christian Association was chairman presented an address, and another from the Minister's Association. Mr HILL, in replying, spoke at some length of the work he had carried on, and gave advice as to how it should be continued. As one who has been for a long time chaplain of the prison he urged the need of a reformation for children.

WANGANUI The body of the young man JOHNSTON, who has been missing since Monday, was found today in the river opposite his works. An inquest will be held tomorrow. It is supposed that he fell into the water off the wharf while in a fit.
Coroner's court has been occupied for two days and was finished today. The evidence as to the cause of the fire in the AVENUE did not show how or when the fire originated, and the statements of the two witnesses SPRIGGINS and LORD, were unsatisfactory.

The Premier, Sir Harry ATKINSON, arrived here late yesterday afternoon accompanied by his private Secretary Mr Amelius SMITH, and then proceeded on his journey north by train.

OAMARU The clothes found on the beach at LAWYER's Head have been identified by Mr D WHITE of the QUEEN's Hotel as those of B K GILLON, who kept a shop for many years, but has of late been engaged in mining. Mr WHITE, with whom Mr GILLON was stopping, scouts ideas of his having committed suicide.

AUCKLAND The upsetting of a boat in MANUKAU Harbor yesterday afternoon drowned Captain DANIELS, Miss LYELL, and M COOPER. Two boys named EDWARDS and LYELL were saved by swimming to shore, about two hundred yards distant. One of the boys reached ONEHUNGA bringing the news.

Rev J S HILL, a Anglican clergyman who has been carrying on evangelistic work in AUCKLAND for some years, was bid farewell at the Young Men's Christian Association held this evening he is leaving for ENGLAND. Mr J L WILSON-president of the Young Men's Christian Association was chairman presented an address, and another from the Minister's Association. Mr HILL, in replying, spoke at some length of the work he had carried on, and gave advice as to how it should be continued. As one who has been for a long time chaplain of the prison he urged the need of a reformation for children.

MARRIAGE KNIGHT-Mc GLASHEN-On March 19th, 1890, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev R FRASER, Herbert Douglas, youngest son of W KNIGHT, WEST CLIVE, to Ellen, fourth daughter of William Mc GLASHEN, of WEST CLIVE.

DEATH VICKERMAN-On the 17th March, 1890, at her residence, Collingwood-street, NELSON, Mrs Charlotte VICKERMAN, aged 70yrs
HBH 1890 March 24
HOKITIKA
A miner, named John ORFORD, was found dead in his claim at the KANEIRI on Friday night. It is supposed that the cause was heart-disease.
HBH 1890 March 24 Dunedin Robert SCOTT
Saturday Robert SCOTT, aged seven years, a son of Mr David Scott, signwriter of ROSLYN, was drowned this morning.

Deceased was subject to fits.
WELLINGTON Capt WILLIAMS The late Captain WILLIAMS bequeathed the steamer MOA and his interests in the steamers WAKATU and MANA to his son; £6000 to a brother in NEWCASTLE £3000 each of his two sisters in LONDON £1500 to his brother in WELLINGTON £1500 to be invested for his brother's wife. The while of the residue of his estate is left to his widow.
Wanganui E JOHNSTON

The inquest on the body of E JOHNSTON, who was found drowned in the river, was held yesterday. The jury returned an open verdict of found drowned. A military funeral was accorded to the deceased today.

The local Volunteers, of whom JOHNSTON was a member, turned out in large numbers.

The procession was the largest that has ever been seen here for many years.

The Town and Garrison Bands attended and played the Dead March in Saul to the cemetery.

At the grave a firing party of the city Rifles, performed the last honors to their late comrade.


HBH 1890 March 25 Rose
A curious interpleader case was hear at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday-Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

It appeared from the evidence that Mr P GILLESPIE sued William ROSE of Chaucer Road to recover a sum of money and he subsequently proceeded to recover the amount by distress, putting the bailiff into what he thought was William ROSE's house, and which he further thought contained William Rose's furniture.

It transpired, however, that William Rose, probably out of love and affection for his wife, owned neither the house nor furniture, and that his wife Mary ROSE, owned the lot. After hearing the evidence his Worship ordered the goods taken possession of to be restored to Mary ROSE, but he also ordered that the costs of the summons should be paid out of the £10 deposited in Court…………….more……………….then During the hearing of the case the Resident Magistrate said that the Married Women's Protection Act was a bad one, and ought to be called the "Married Men's Frauds Facilitation Act."
HBH 1890 March 26 AUCKLAND The Sweating Commission held its first sitting here today. It was decided to call for an extension of time till the 30th April. Sergeant GAMBLE, Inspector of Factories, was the only witness examined. He said that it was the custom of certain houses to take girls as apprentices to the dressmaking without wages for a year, and then at the end of that time discharge them, and take on others. It was also the custom to utilise milliners as saleswomen after hours, and then evade the Act.

HBH 18890 March 27 Districts South

DUNEDIN At the Police Court today Chas D JOUX charged with obtaining goods by false pretences at ASHBURTON. Case remanded, as the defendant had the money to pay with, and was willing to square up.

George COWAN was today committed for trial for an aggravated assault on a young girl 14 years of age.

R.M.Court today
Edward HITCHCOCK claimed £50 damages from James SMSON and James LOW trading at LANE and Co-case adjourned his decision till Friday after the huge amount of medical and expert evidence.
The city council tonight resolved to appoint a n a general manager in place of the late Mr LIGHTFOOT.
Auckland CRAWFORD

Cecil CRAWFORD, of NAPIER, has been arrested here on a charge of embezzling £24 at RUSSELL
CHRISTCHURCH-Wednesday
The licensee of the A1 Hotel was charged today at the R.M. COURT BEFORE Mr BEETHAM, with Sunday selling.-Bench upheld the contention that he should be able to have a friend in there with him without prosecution.-Mr STRINGER for the accused.

James EASTWOOD sentenced to gaol for five months for playing "the three card trick" in a railway train and assaulting a young man who picked the right card.

A lad named Ernest LEINMORE, working for Mr John O'CARROLL at HAWARDEN, was kicked in the chest while grooming a horse on Sunday. He was removed to the Christchurch Hospital, where he died this morning.
Canon CHOLMONDELEY has been appointed Archdeacon of Christchurch, vice Archdeacon BOWEN (deceased.)

Wellington A man named Charles CUNNINGHAM, a flax mill labourer, was arrested tonight on the charge of stabbing his wife. He inflicted a rather severed wound on her head, but the doctor does not think it will prove fatal.
BIRTH BALFOUR-At PUKETAPU, on the 25th March, the wife of D P BALFOUR (late of GLENROSS), OF A DAUGHTER.

A man named Charles CUNNINGHAM, a flax mill labourer, was arrested tonight on the charge of stabbing his wife. He inflicted a rather severed wound on her head, but the doctor does not think it will prove fatal.

HBH 1890 28 March Districts
WELLINGTON A store in Adelaide road owned by Mr C BRIGGS, and in the occupation of Mr C BROWN, draper was burnt down early this morning. Miss ROONEY's millinery shop adjoining was gutted.
HOKITIKA
A destructive fire in Revell Street this morning. By the time the alarm was given the fire had obtained a good hold in the DUKE of EDINBURGH Theatre, and in spite of the efforts of the brigade, rapidly spread to other buildings in the block, and aided by a land breeze, crossed the street, destroying SCHAEL's upholsterer's shop and SARGISON's bakery.
The CLUB Hotel was saved, though seriously damaged, as was HAWKINS's bakery.
The buildings destroyed are the THEATRE, LEVY's store, the WESTLAND Hotel, POLLOCK's tobacconist, OGILVIE's stables and house, and three unoccupied cottages, also SCHAEL's upholsterer, and SARGISON's bakery.The insurances and origin of the fire are as yet unknown.
DUNEDIN

A house at ROSSLYN owned by J S MAITLAND, of CHRISTCHURCH, was burnt down last night.

Margaret PUTER, wife of an employee in the government workshops, died very suddenly this morning.

She was taken ill about midnight last night, and her husband went for assistance and on coming back in a few minutes he found her on the floor gasping, and she died three minutes afterwards.

She had been suffering from Bronchitis, and death is supposed to have resulted from asphyxia

Mr Charles CODD, Taradale, wishes to purchase three draught horses.

Gisborne
The man Robert BRYSON, who was picked up on the road insensible, after being thrown from his horse died in hospital today.
AUCKLAND
Per United Press Association
Telegraphic page 2-Thursday

Before the SWEATING Commission yesterday, H W FASNELL, secretary of the Trades and Labor council in AUCKLAND and also local secretary for the KNIGHTS of LABOR and Tailoresses' UNION-deposed

Thomas PRESTON-President of the TAILORS' Union-deposed

The MANGAWHEU Hotel at WHANGAWHEI was burned down last night. The building and contents were insured for £1000 with the NORTH GERMAN and PHOENIX companies, and partially re-insured with the COLONIAL and NORWICH Union companies

Fire broke out at KAEA, by which Mr HEAP's grocery store was destroyed with the greater part of the stock. The premises were insured in the ROYAL for £250 and the stock and fixtures for £400 in the NORTH GERMAN office.

The time for receiving tenders for the purchase of the SYLVIA Park stud has closed. No tenders have been received from either NEW ZEALAND or AUSTRALIA, and it is probable that a new company will shortly be formed in AUCKLAND
FERBRIDGE Daniel

An extraordinary case of death from influenza occurred at PORTSMOUTH one night recently, and an inquest was held on the following day.

Daniel FERBRIDGE, a baker's carter, was seen at the corner of Melbourne Street with the reins in his hand. The horse and cart remained in the same position for an hour, and the delay creating curiosity the man was examined and found to be dead. The evidence of his father was that he was suffering from influenza, but could not afford to stay at home. A verdict of "Death from syncope caused by influenza was returned."
The case of the Colonial Bank v BENNETT and others will be called on at the Supreme Court this morning. Special jurors summoned will note that they are requested to be present by 10 o'clock

Mr COTTRELL, of the Novelty Depot, has showed us specimens of the patent needles, which are made for threading without the troublesome process of passing the cotton through the eye. The "Home department" reports favourably on the invention.

Mr and Mrs FOLEY repeated last night at the Gaiety Theatre the clever and varied entertainment which was so warmly received on the preceding evening to an appreciate audience.

The question of costs in the Maori will case

COOPER v Reihana KAHUI, was referred to by his Honor the Chief Justice yesterday at the Supreme Court. He stated that after considering all the circumstances of the case he felt bound to give the costs against Mr COOPER. Mr WARD gave notice of appeal

St Paul's Church Production The united choirs and many of Napier's leading vocalists repeated the cantata "David" at St Paul's Church last evening.Mentioned-Mr G F ROOT Parts distributed as follows: -
Madame MORLEY-Soprano
Attendants-Misses MAYSON and FERGUSON and Mrs PRIME-Soprano and Contralto
Miss RENOUF-Contralto
Mr FOWLER-baritone
Mr NEILSON-bass
Mr APLIN-bass
Mr ELDER-BASS
Mr H MARTIN-baritone
Messrs FINCH, J MARTIN, STURROCK, H MARTIN-shepherds
Messrs DAVIE and BEAR-dialogue
H G SPACKMAN-Organist
Miss HITCHINGS-Pianiste
Mr SORRELL-leader of orchestra
Mr Hugh APLIN-Conductor

HBH 1890 March 29-AUCKLAND
Friday

Emma FEATHERSTONE, daughter of Mr FEATHERSTONE, owner of the steam yacht NAUTILUS, was dangerously crushed between the yacht and the wharf at LUCAS Creek yesterday, and is supposed to be dying.

At the Supreme Court in Chambers today Mr HESKETH moved for a summons to show cause whey the place of trial of the libel action, THOMPSON v Wanganui Herald, should not be changed, and the writ set aside. Mr COOPER opposed the motion, which Judge CONOLLY dismissed. The case will thus be heard in AUCKLAND.

DEAN's jam factory in PONSONBY was destroyed by fire this morning. There was a large stock of jam and fruit on the premises at the time.

A house of six rooms at East TAMAKI, owned by Mr WALROND, and occupied by Mrs Mc ALPINE, was burnt down yesterday afternoon

Cecil CRAWFORD, of NAPIER, has been arrested here on a charge of embezzling £24 at RUSSELL

Captain MEADES, of the steamer WANAKA, who arrived from the South yesterday, is seriously ill of a complaint, which the doctors suppose is "La GRIPPE." The chief officer is supposed to be suffering from the same complaint

The S.S. RICHMOND, which arrived today from SAMOA, TAHITI, RARATONGA, and TONGA, brings Mr R EXHAN, British Consul at RARATONGA, on a visit to New Zealand.

At TAHITI Captain HUTTON, master of the RICHMOND, was presented with a testimonial from the French officials who were passengers on the steamer from AUCKLAND, when a severe hurricane was experienced last trip.

The Auckland Schooner, JULIA PRICE, for whose safety fears were entertained, having been forty days out from TAHITI to RARATONGA, arrived at the latter place after a very rough experience. Her provisions and water were gone, and the crew were on the point of starvation.

George Mc BRIDE-merchant tailor and clothing manufacturer, was examined before the Sweating Commission yesterday.

Sanitary Inspector (G GOLDIE) deposed

Richard MILLS-President of the Tailoresses' Union-gave evidence

Robert FRENCH was examined to the early closing movement

Today Joseph EHRMAN-who employs 70 hands in his clothing factory-examined-he had seven apprentices. These worked three months for nothing, three months for 2 6d, six months for 5s, and the second year for 7s 6d.

BLENHEIM
At the R M Court today the case of the Borough Council v Joseph WARD, as senior trustee of Catholic properties, claim for £7 15s, rates on the convent, came on. Mr William SINCLAIR-behalf of defendant made a statement as to the amount saved to the State by Catholic education and the erection of Catholic School buildings, and asked the magistrate to rule that the convent was church property, being the property of a body known as a Church. He pointed out that the spirit of all legislation was to exempt religious edifices not used for profit. The decision was reserved.

WESTPORT
Mrs NORTH, wife of T.O. NORTH, dropped dead this evening while talking with Mr HODGSON and Mr MARSHALL in her house. Her husband was also present. Cause of death is supposed to have been apoplexy

The Hinemoa, which has arrived here from the BLUFF viz the Sounds reports that only PAIN and party are getting gold at COAL Island, and that, the prospects there are not encouraging. The Hinemoa leaves for NELSON and PICTON tonight and takes volunteers to the WELLINGTON encampment

CHRISTCHURCH
Mary MAHON was this morning committed for trial on a charge of arson
Jubal FLEMING, the well-known tobacconist is insolvent-Chief creditors are: -Messrs Mc GREGOR and WATTMr Thomas STAPLETONMessrs P HAYMENT and Co

James Henry ROBERTS, a brother of Jonathon ROBERTS was charged at the Police Court today with obtaining £2 by a valueless cheque from the landlady of the White Horse Hotel-remanded

Christchurch Police Court yesterday George HALL was sent to gaol for six months for committing an assault on his father, William HALL, and on Ellen THOMPSON. The two complainants and the accused lived in a house together.

TIMARU
J HOLE, brewer of TIMARU, was to fined £50 for neglecting to enter the true quantity of beer made on the 24th and 21st ult, and neglecting to produce to the Customs officer, Mr JACKMAN, the material on hand and omitting 306 pounds of hops.
J TAYLOR-brewer of TEMUKA also fined £50 for false entry of material on hand, entering 98 bushels of malt s 21. A forfeiture of plant and stock follows each conviction.

Magistrate's Court today: James Mc KENZIE, one of those locked out from PETONE woollen mill, was charged with using offensive language to one of the female operatives of the mill as she was proceeding to her work. Accused was bound over to keep the peace for six months and Bench of Justices that such intimidation would not be bourne in this country.

The first dog show under the auspices of the recently formed KENNEL Club was held today, and was fairly attended.

Mr J C COUPE-of MELBOURNE, was entrusted with the judging
Championship in Fox Terries was for the second year awarded to Mr R TRIGG's Shelford Jack
Mr R N WATSON's Gisborne Joe second.
Silver Cup for the best NEW ZEALAND bred for Fox Terrier fell to Mr Charles ROWE's Flora.

HBH 1890 March 30 DUNEDIN
Saturday P3
The Hon Mr FERGUS has returned to WELLINGTON
At the City Court today James HOLMES was committed for trial for forgery.
A number of suggestions have been received from Mr CLARKE, of REEFTON. The suggestions will be considered at the Mining Conference on Monday

HBH 1890 March 31st Australia news
SYDNEY-Saturday
The Government have accepted the terms of the company being floated in ENGLAND to construct the locomotives required for the New South Wales railways. The company comprises Mr GREENWOOD, of the firm Messrs Greenwood and BATLEY, engineers, LEEDS, and Mr PEPPER, of Messrs TAYLOR Bros, the well-known steel makers of LEEDS. The Managing director is Mr DRUMMOND, formerly the engineer of the Caledonian Railway Company, and now manager of the STROLLOX works, GLASGOW.

Eight persons were travelling on a trolly near the WALLSEND mine when the trolly came into collision with a truck coming in the opposite direction. A man named TUCKER and two women named DAVIS and TAYLOR were killed. Several others were seriously injured.

Dean HOVELL has received a notification to the effect that the great east window of stained glass for the CATHEDRAL was shipped by the CORIC on the 20th of February by Messrs LAVERS, WESTLAKE, and BARRAND, and is expected to arrive in WELLINGTON in about a fortnight from now. Steps will be taken to get the window placed in position as soon as possible after its arrival in NEW ZEALAND

The Napier Rowing Club's races on Saturday proved very successful.
Outriggers fours race won by KENNEDY, CHAPMAN, BLACK, and TYLEE against ELLIOTT, HUTCHINS, J I CATO, and HUGHES. The distance was two miles

The result of the champion junior pairs was as follows: -
First Heat-NEWTON and HUME beat MILLER and WHITE
Second heat-C CATO and KIELY beat Mc VAY and J JAGO
Third heat-KNIGHT and S JAGO beat E CROWLEY and JARMAN

AUCKLAND
Page Two-Saturday
Two brothers named LLOYD were eating grapes at WADE in the dusk of the evening, and when one playfully threw a berry at the other. He did not see it coming, and the unexpected concussion completely destroyed the left eye.

One of the passengers by the ZEALANDIA today was the Rev Father GOLDEN, who formerly resided in AUCKLAND, and who is on his way to DUNEDIN to join the clergy there

DEATH RUTHERFORD-On 28th March, at Clyde-road, Dorothy Harrie Agnes, fourth child of H A P RUTHERFORD, aged 2 years and 6 months.

 

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