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HBH 1890 April B.M.D.'S
April 3 Death
BELL-On the 1st April, at the Hospital, of cancer, John BELL, boat builder, late of TAUPO, aged 60 years.
April 4th
Death SHAW-On the 31st March last at Wairoa, Iris, the infant daughter of W F and Ada SHAW aged 5 months
9th
Birth-Wednesday DAVISON-On the 7th April, at St Leonard's, AMURI, the wife of John H DAVISON, of a son.
11th-Friday
Death DE VASCOS-At Napier, on April 10th, the wife of Joseph A.M. De Vascos, aged 54. The funeral will take place at 3 p.m, this day
15th-Tuesday
Births COUPER-At Kahuranaki, Havelock, on April 4th, the wife of W A COUPER of a daughter
BATLEY-At Meawhango on April 9th, the wife of R T BATLEY of a son
17th
Births LANG-At Clive Grange, on the 15th April, Mrs A C LANG of a son
WHITCOMBE-At Spencer road Napier, on Wednesday April 16th, the wife of S F WHITCOMBE of a son
Marriage
TAYLOR-TEYCHENNE-On the 16th April, at St Augustine's Church, Napier, by the Rev J PARKINSON, Thomas A A TAYLOR, to Adah Lavinia TEYCHENNE
Death Mc ALLISTER-On the 15th April, at the Refuge of heart disease, Jane Peack Mc ALLISTER, wife of A C Mc ALLISTER, aged 63 years.
22nd-Tuesday
Death BOLTON-On the 1st of April on board the P and O's S.S. BRITANNIA, at MELBOURNE, John BOLTON, late of PETANE, (Napier) in his 38th year.
23rd
Death DAVISON-On April 30th at St Leonard's, Amuri, Arthur, infant son of John and Margaret Davison, aged two weeks.
WREATH-At Napier, on April 21st, 1890, Sarah Jane, beloved wife of W H WREATH, of the Napier Railway, aged 33 years. The funeral will leave her late residence Hastings Street, at 2.30 p.m. on Friday 24th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.
28 and 29th
RUDDICK-At West Clive on the 27th of April, Sarah Jane, daughter of William and Sarah RUDDICK, aged 3 ½ years The funeral will leave her parent's residence at 1.30 p.m. today for the Napier Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation.
29th-
LAPPIN-At AUCKLAND, on April 16, William Thomas, the beloved husband of Margaret LAPPIN, aged 26 years; deeply regretted. MELBOURNE papers please copy.
HBH 1890 April 1 local

His Honor the Chief Justice sat in Chambers yesterday to decide as to the course of the business still before the court.

His Honor will give his decision in the case of Hori HERE HERE v WRATT before he leaves. The whole of the remaining cases were adjourned till the next sitting of the Court due to the present bill case which would last into Wednesday

The garrison corps and band paraded last night at the new drill shed, Coote road. There was a fair muster of Navals under Captain SMITH, a small one of Artillery under Captain Mc CARTNEY, and a full one of Rifles under Captain CHICKEN.

Major WOODS was in command of the battalion and men were put through their movements by Captain STURROCK and Lieutenant HESLIN.

An entertainment was given in the Seventh Day Adventist Church last evening and there was a large and appreciative audience.

Items were given by: -
Master George CROSS
Miss M CHARLTON
Miss M GLASS
Miss GRIBBLE
Master Alfred GLASS
Miss Bella BERRY
Also Misses BERRY
Mrs DANIELLS
Messrs DANIELLS
Messrs HARRIS
Miss F BERRY
Miss M BERRY

Death

GILLESPIE-At Clive on March 31st, Ellen Margaret, beloved wife of Thomas Gillespie, aged 30 years.

The funeral will leave her late residence today, April 1st, 1890 at 2 p.m.
Hone PIHAMA, a well known chief who has always shown a friendly feeling towards Europeans, and who assisted after the war to bring about a reconciliation between the two races, is seriously ill and not expected to live.

The young man who was drowned yesterday while attempting to save the occupants of a capsized boat was Henry TALBOT, 22 years of age, third officer of the PERSIAN EMPIRE. All the occupants of the boat were rescued, as well as Thomas and Goodwin, two hands of the PERSIAN EMPIRE, who had also jumped in the water. It is believed that TALBOT was struck on the head by the paddle wheel of a ferry steamer, which came up at the time. Deceased's only relatives are two aunts in ENGLAND
Dunedin

At the Police Court today Alfred GREY, 14 years of age, was charged with embezzling twelve shillings from his employer. His defalcations amount to £10, and when they were discovered accused left for the country, but was arrested. The evidence showed that a most ingenious method of stealing was resorted to. The boy was convicted, and was ordered to come up for sentence when called upon.

Captain Cameron GORE and Messrs SEW HOY, BLAIR, and DUNCAN were elected directors of the SEW HOY Beach Company

The WAIPARA Creek Company obtained 90 ounces of amalgam last week by the WELSMAN dredger

Mr C W ADAMS, Chief Surveyor, has left for Milford Sound to inspect the tracks there, and if possible he intends coming back overland by Clinton Valley, accompanied by his daughter.

Carters of Messrs GIBSON and Co. went back to work this morning

DUNEDIN
The exhibition attendance on Saturday was 6499, including 4578 paid admissions.

A married woman named Mc KELLAR, live at Hoe Place, was found in an unconscious state at her residence on Saturday afternoon, and died within an hour of admission to the hospital.

The deceased had been suffering from influenza.

At the inquest the jury returned a verdict that death resulted from natural causes, adding a rider expressing disapproval of the conduct of the deceased's husband in not calling in medical assistance.

Capt PITT, who represented the Government, brought the East encampment at TAHUNA Park to a close.

CHRISTCHURCH
The Easter Camp of the local Volunteers was broken up today, after the men, to the number of 460 had spent three days in camp at HILLSBOROUGH

Today was observed as a general holiday. There was a Band of Hope gathering in HAGLEY Park, bicycle races at LANCASTER Park, the C.J.C. autumn meeting, and football matches between PONEKE and East CHRISTCHURCH clubs, won by the former by one point to nil.

Wellington

The difficulty in connection with the PETONE woollen mill was again considered at a meeting of the persons interested.

The Rev J BERRY, who had been endeavouring to bring about an amicable arrangement, suggested that the dispute should be referred to arbitration, but the suggestion was not entertained, eventually resolved to leave the matter in the hands of the Trades and Labor council

CHRISTCHURCH

James Henry ROBERTS, elder brother of Jonathan ROBERTS, was today committed for trial on four charges of obtaining money from three hotelkeepers under false pretences

Edward DAVIS, a gardener at LAKESIDE was found dead this morning

In the Supreme Court today John PURNELL, a seaman on the Jubilee, sued the Railway Commissioners for £2000 damages. He was engaged handling cargo on the wharf last August when an accident took place, and one of his legs was badly broken, and was subsequently amputated. He alleged that the accident was caused by negligence or the Government railway truck which being brought into contact with the gangway, and the shoot used for loading vessels, whereby his leg was crushed and broken. The defendants denied any negligence and said that the accident was caused by defendant's carelessness. The case was not finished when the Court rose.

WOODVILLE

Messrs MÖLLER and JENSEN'S back store at PAHIATUA was destroyed by fire on Saturday.

A settler named FOLEY, one of the discoverers of the copper mine, has brought in a bottle of petroleum obtained in the Ruahine ranges. He intends forwarding the sample to the colonies laboratory

NEW PLYMOUTH

Hone PIHAMA, a well known chief who has always shown a friendly feeling towards Europeans, and who assisted after the war to bring about a reconciliation between the two races, is seriously ill and not expected to live.

AUCKLAND

The following will represent Auckland in the bowling contexts at Wellington

First Team: -
OLIPHANT (SKIP), PAYNE, PATTERSON, ROSS

Second Team: -
W GORRIE (SKIP), MILLER, HARVIE, HERON

Third Team: -
FRATER (SKIP), Mc DERMOTT, HOLLAND, HUMPHREYS.

The apprentices in Mr Mc BRIDE'S clothing factory gave evidence today before the Sweating Commission

Mr Laurence HAYLES stated that he was appointed Hall Porter at the Auckland Hospital at 10s, but found he could not take the position-wages were too low.

J C FIRTH received his discharge from the Bankruptcy Court today.

The Earl and Countess of ONSLOW visited the Auckland Hospital today.

Australia Owing to the recent heavy rain the town of YETMAN, situated on the banks of the river McIntyre, 433 miles north of Sydney is submerged. Mrs SCHULTZ and a boy have been drowned.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide-Monday Mr J L TOOLE, the well-known comedian and his company have arrived here. He was accorded a most enthusiastic welcome.
QUEENSLAND

Brisbane-Monday The loss of property at CARDWELL was enormous. Only a few houses left standing, the cyclone having either wholly or partially destroyed the rest. The town of MARBERG (?MARYBOROUGH) is enveloped by a large body of water, and it is believed that a dam has burst on the hills The inhabitants have been rescued.
A very interesting curiosity was on view last week at the establishment of Mr WILDMAN, Victoria Arcade, AUCKLAND. It consisted of a large volume of reports of cases argued and determined in the court of King's Bench in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first years of the reign of George III. This book, which is thus a century old, belonged to Mr DILLON, father of Mr John DILLON M.P., who recently visited Auckland, and was discovered during the week at a bookstall in the Auckland market by Mr O'MEAGHER, who immediately bought it for a shilling, and will send it to Mr DILLON by the next homeward mail.

The s.s. WANGANUI, which arrived at COOKTOWN on the 19th ultimo from DINNER Island, brought news of the murder in October, by natives at WOODLARK Island, of two beche-de-mer fisherman, Albert RICKBURY and the mate belonging to the cutter ALBATROSS. RICKBURY went ashore to shoot pigeons. The natives made a fire to cook the pigeons, and they then treacherously murdered him with a tomahawk. The natives went off to the cutter, presumably to trade, and wounded the mate, why was lying sick on the deck. The mate frightened away the natives, lifted the anchor, and set sail, but ran the boat on the reef. The natives followed, and found the man dead, with his foot on the helm. They looted the boat, took the dingy, and divided the spoils.
HBH 1890 APRIL 2

Mary E CAMERON and Mary MANSON, the two ladies that the police authorities of New South Wales charge Dr John MACLEOD with marrying are at present both in Sydney.

The information upon which the warrant for the arrest of Dr MACLEOD was issued by a magistrate in Sydney was sworn by Mary E CAMERON, who came over from America to New South Wales for that purpose, and in her sworn information she alleges that Dr MACLEOD married her at S LOUIS, on the 8th of May, 1859, his former wife, to whom he was married on July 13th, 1872, being then alive.

Mrs MANSON is well connected, her sister being the wife of an ex-Colonial Secretary of New South Wales.

Mrs CAMERON, who sought to have Dr. MACLEOD arrested, and taken to Sydney, is with her family staying at the GROSVENOR Hotel in that town.
The charge of bigamy preferred against Dr John MACLEOD, came before his honor the Chief Justice yesterday afternoon, when Mr Mc LEAN made application for Dr MacLEOD's discharge from gaol on a writ of habeas corpus. The Chief Justice decided that the Act of New South Wales, under which the accused was arrested, and which made it an offence punishable in New South Wales to commit bigamy outside that Colony, was ultra vires OF THAT COLONY. It is probable that Dr MacLEOD will be brought up the first thing in the morning and discharged from custody.

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

George JACKSON and Matthew GOULDING each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Judgment was given in the case preferred by the police against W EVENSEN and R PRITCHARD, charged with exposing and causing to be exposed placards relating to a lottery to be held to another colony-charge dismissed charge against PRITCHARD, and fined EVENSEV £1 and costs.

Civil Cases at the Resident Magistrate's Court
Judgment given for plaintiff in each of the following: -
EVANS V Mc DOWELL
SHEAT V WHITE
SELBY V HOLLIS
BROOKING V KNIGHT Bros
M COOK V BAIN

Mr and Mrs FOLEY will give one of their popular and pleasing entertainments on Easter Monday evening in the ODDFELLOWS' Hall at TARADALE.

NAPIER BOWLING CLUB

Members chosen to play at WELLINGTON in the Easter tournament and will leave by first train tomorrow: -
Messrs BALFOUR, LUXFORD, YATES, COOK, P DINWIDDIE, MORRISON, HOLT, MILLER, HODGSON, STUBBS, ASHTON.
Emergency men: -Messrs FIELDER, MORLEY, CRANBY.

The Napier High School committee met last evening

Present: -
Messrs J G GILBERD (chair)
M HEBDEN, T M MURPHY, H NAPHTALI, T W BEAR, J GRIFFIN, T SIDEY

WAIPAWA
Our Waipawa correspondent writes under yesterday's date: - Meeting of subscribers to the Public Library was held last night, a large number attending.

Mr F. O'B LOUGHNAN-president in the chair

Mr J MOGRIDGE-secretary presented the balance sheet
Motion Mr A E JULL seconded by Mr J HARKER-balance sheet adopted

Mr S JOHNSON made a proposal that the reading room is closed to all but subscribers

Following officers were elected for the coming year.
President-Mr S JOHNSON
Treasurer-Mr GARRY
Secretary-Mr H ARROW (sen)
Committee: -
Messrs LOUGHNANA, SALMON, MOGRIDGE, JULL.
SYDNEY

Mr W T BEST, the organist, has arrived here, and the grand opera recently imported for the centennial Hall will be opened in June

VICTORIA
Melbourne

Mr BOTTOM, a passenger for NEW ZEALAND by the s.s. BRITANNIA from LONDON, died shortly after the arrival of the vessel here, from dysentery.

AUCKLAND

At the Police Court today Mrs BREWER, a vendor of milk was fined 20s and costs for selling milk below the standard.

A similar charge against John SCOTT was dismissed for a technical informality in the summons.

Major HAMLIN addressed a meeting of his constituents at PAPAKURA last night with regard to the new boundaries of electorates.

The Auckland Presbytery have resolved to ask the Moderator of the General Assembly to invite Professor DRUMMOND to NEW ZEALAND when he comes to the colonies.

A resident of Te AWAMUTU, Mr MILES, died suddenly this morning. He had a short time before been running a coach.
CHRISTCHURCH

Mr J D LANCE M.H.R. for CHEVIOT addressed his constituents at EMBERLY last night.

Supreme court today

Case of PURCELL v the Railway Commissioners, the jury found for the plaintiff, damages £1200. A non-suit point raised by Mr JOYNT was reserved for argument
HBH 1890 April 3 1890 GOLDER children

Waipawa Correspondent writes under yesterday's date: -
Before Captain PREECE who presided, but after dealing with one or two short cases had to leave for Napier leaving the business to be dealt with by justices. The two youngest children of the prisoner GOLDER were charged with being neglected children. His Worship remanded them until next Court day to confer with the Charitable Aid Board with a view of getting the youngsters comfortable homes, in place of sending them to the Industrial School.

Following Civil cases were then dealt with: -
PETTIT V BOWDEN
McGREEVY V SPENCER
McDOWELL V MORTENSEN

Considerable dissatisfaction was expressed at some cases being adjourned, as several of the interested parties had come long distances to attend, one person having come upwards of fifty miles. Surely things could be better managed than this.
A number of the householders of the Port Ahuriri school district met at the Port School district at the Port School last evening, for the purpose of presenting the late assistant-master, Mr FRIBERG, with a testimonial signed by between 70 and 80 of the householders in the district.

The testimonial congratulated him on his promotion to the head-master ship of the HAMPDEN School, and testified to the high appreciation in which he was held as a teacher, his high moral character, and his courteous and gentlemanly conduct during his several years' service as pupil teacher and assistant master. Mr J KENNY/ engrossed the testimonial
Hone PIHAMA, native chief, having expressed a wish to die at PARAHAKI, was conveyed from OEO there on Monday in an insensible state. There is no report of his death yet
QUEENSLAND-Wednesday

A man named BROCKLEWAIN and two children were drowned during the floods at DALBY. Thirteen casualties and many narrow escapes from drowning are reported from south Brisbane

NELSON

The Bishop of NELSON was unanimously re-elected chairman of the Education Board today. He leaves for CHRISTCHURCH tomorrow

CHRISTCHURCH
W P BROOKE, formerly secretary of the Canterbury Saleyards Company, was committed for trial today on two charges of embezzlement
New Plymouth -Wednesday

Hone PIHAMA, native chief, having expressed a wish to die at PARAHAKI, was conveyed from OEO there on Monday in an insensible state. There is no report of his death yet

At the Magistrate's Court this afternoon Charles CUNNINGHAM was committed for trial on the charge of stabbing his wife.

WELLINGTON
Annual report and balance sheet were adopted for Wellington-Manawatu Railway Company-Messrs James SMITH and T G MACARTHY were re-elected directors-Mr HIGGINSON is the engineer.

DUNEDIN

The WINDMILL-GALLI case was heard before the Supreme Court today. The main question was as to whether Mrs GALLIE should account for the proceeds of the property for the last 12 years she has had it since her husband's death, or whether the statue of limitations apply and she was only required to account for six years.

The Secretary of the Exhibition regatta has handed to Mr scar MEYER, the Commissioner for New South Wales, £15 15s collected as contributions to SEARL's memorial fund in SYDNEY


HBH 1890 APRIL 4th STEVENS and GORTON Wairoa
Herald Office
Thursday evening

Mr M R MILLER has received a telegram from Mister STEVENS and GORTON stating that they have sold at a satisfactory price their WAIHI property, 12,295 acres freehold, WAIROA district, with 4000 Merino sheep and plant given in; all sheep above that number, about 2000, at valuation. There is a good deal of attention now being turned to WAIROA (which would be increased manifold if a fair road were opened to the place from NAPIER.

New Plymouth

Hone PIHAMA died at PARIHAKA, on Tuesday, aged about 65 years. He was always friendly to the Europeans, but when the war of 1860 broke out he decided to go with his people.

In 1865, with about 300 natives, he surrounded General CAMERON in camp in NUKUMARI, and nearly succeeded in making him prisoner.

In 1866 Honi came in and afterwards did his best to promote peace between the two races.

In 1870 he acted as guard when COBB's coach, with Sir William FOX in it made its first journey through native territory, and eventually became proprietor of the coach and carried the mail.

He received a pension for his services from the Government.
Napier Football Club rules were adopted after they combined as a body to a Harrier Club meeting held at the Criterion Hotel where a general meeting of the new combination was at once opened, with Mr G WHITE still in the chair.

Both sets of officers resigned and were then elected for the coming season.

Patron-Mr J ORMOND
Presidents-Messrs F LOGAN and J BEATSON
Vice presidents-Messrs R DOBSON, W H HAWKINS, J McVAY, J G GILBERD, P GORMAN, N MAYO, J F JARDINE, A J COTTERILL. And Dr INNES
Captain-Mr R W PERE
Vice-captain-Mr G WHITE
Secretary and Treasurer-Mr G W MARDEN
Junior Secretary-Mr G Mc VAY, G FLEMING
Delegates to Rugby Union-Messrs G W HARDEN and J G HUGHES.

Committee-Messrs J G HUGHES, E D HOBEN, WOLLEDGE, A F KENNEDY
Messrs COWAN and HOBEN actig as scrutineers.

The new club numbers upwards of a hundred members.

The horses attached to the cab driven by Mr GRANT got startled yesterday evening by the AHURIRI's whistle and Mr GRANT who was alongside the horses, in endeavouring to stop them got knocked over, and the wheels of the cab passed over him.

Although severely bruised, we are glad to say Mr GRANT was not seriously hurt.

The horses did not go very far before they were brought to a standstill, but not until one of them had kicked itself clear of the harness.

The findings in the case of Colonial Bank v BENNETT and ROCHFORT leave an important matter of law yet to be decided, and the case stands for further consideration.

Messrs WILLIAMS and KETTLE have been appointed sole agents in this district for the new HOWARD-GEDDES sheep shearing machines.

Mr ALEXANDER, the well-known "AUSTRALIAN BLONDIN" has returned to New Zealand after a absence of six years and Napier will remember him well

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Mr W R BLYTHE, J.P.,

John RUSSELL for drunkenness-fined 5s and costs.

Visiting Bowlers
The social concert, which was held in Wellington on Monday night in honor of the visiting bowlers, was an appropriate finish to a highly successful and interesting tournament, one of which is calculated to give great impetus to this popular pastime in the North Island.

There were about 150 present, including many of the leading citizens of WELLINGTON Bowling Club (Mr BARRAND) was in the chair, and amongst the company were the Minister of Education (the Hon Mr HISLOP), the Hon John BRYCE, M.H.R., and Dr MACGREGOR.

Mr HISLOP apologised for the absence of the Premier, who was invited to the gathering, but was prevented by the state of his health from attending.

The toast of "The Visitors" was eloquently proposed by Mr Kennedy MACDONALD, and responded to by the various Presidents of the visiting teams, namely: -

Mr GORRIE (AUCKLAND)
Mr BALFOUR (NAPIER)
Mr PAUL (NEW PLYMOUTH)
Mr WILLIS (WANGANUI)
Mr WIX (NELSON)

Mr BALFOUR in the course of an admirable little speech, in which he tendered the hearty thanks of the Napier team for the kindness and courtesy shown them by the Wellington club, suggested the formation of a North Island Bowling Association, and the proposal was received so heartily that at a later stage Mr BALFOUR was requested to move a resolution to that effect, with the result that the proposition was carried amidst cheers. Several other gentlemen delivered appropriate speeches …………….more………..
A man named WILLIAMSON, employed at the ONEHUNGA ironworks, was engaged in making bar iron, and being unable from some cause to get out of the way as one of the bars was passing through the machine, the iron, white heated from the furnace, went through his thigh, burning the unfortunate man in a shocking manner.

A little girl named NORTON, three years of age, has been scalded to death at the HUKERUNUI settlement by falling into some boiling water.

AUCKLAND Thursday
A man named WILLIAMSON, employed at the ONEHUNGA ironworks, was engaged in making bar iron, and being unable from some cause to get out of the way as one of the bars was passing through the machine, the iron, white heated from the furnace, went through his thigh, burning the unfortunate man in a shocking manner.

A little girl named NORTON, three years of age, has been scalded to death at the HUKERUNUI settlement by falling into some boiling water.

New Plymouth

Hone PIHAMA died at PARIHAKA, on Tuesday, aged about 65 years. He was always friendly to the Europeans, but when the war of 1860 broke out he decided to go with his people.

In 1865, with about 300 natives, he surrounded General CAMERON in camp in NUKUMARI, and nearly succeeded in making him prisoner.

In 1866 Honi came in and afterwards did his best to promote peace between the two races.

In 1870 he acted as guard when COBB's coach, with Sir William FOX in it made its first journey through native territory, and eventually became proprietor of the coach and carried the mail. He received a pension for his services from the Government.
Mr W LITTLEJOHN has been elected unopposed as the first Mayor of the newly established borough of ONSLOW

WESTPORT
Last month the quality of coal exported from this port was 19,559 tons, the highest on record

CHRISTCHURCH
In the case of HAY v the QUEEN, claiming £100 for a valuable dog starved to death at the quarantine station, Ripa Island. Judgment by
Mr BEETHAM R.M., today gave judgment for £47 5s and costs.

At a meeting of the Christchurch Operative Bootmakers' Society last night it was resolved that the society accord its unanimous support to and pledge themselves to shop only in the hours dictated by the Early Closing Association.

A company was formed last night for the purpose of dredging the Avon.
Provisional directors are: - Messrs C LOUISSON, W PERCIVAL. M.H.R. KING, MURRAY, COLLINS, WRIGHT, SHAND and MANNING.

Dunedin
At the City Court today Thomas BARNETT was committed for trial for the attempted murder of a man named William WOOD

HBH 1890 APRIL7 local Items
Page two

Waipawa
Saturday's date
R.M. Court-today
Before Mr S JOHNSON J.P

J MYERS charged with drunkenness-he did not appear and his bail was estreated

C GRENSIDE-drunk and creating a disturbance was fined 10s and costs.

"The history of a New Zealand Sheep from the Station to the London Market" is the title of an illustrated brochure we have received from Messrs NELSON Bros, and Co. Ltd. The letterpress first appeared in several articles in the Pictorial World, but the statistical information has been corrected to date.

The horse in Dr INNESS' buggy bolted yesterday from the Spit freezing works. Dr. INNES was inside the works at the time attending a person. The horse and vehicle were met on the PETANE road going at a rapid pace, the runaway being stopped and brought back to town none the worse for his gallop.

Dr MACLEOD, now in custody on remand was charged with attempted rape in SYDNEY, was a clergyman before he took up the medical profession, and some years ago was in charge of a church at AUCKLAND
Mr T DURNEY Tennyson St for formation of retaining bank and draining two sections.

Mr R C TYLEE has to let the stables lately occupied by Mr T HAYDEN
AUCKLAND

The Land Hall was destroyed by fire on Friday from an unknown cause. Insurance-£230 in the New Zealand Office
Sunday

H.M.S. EGERIS left on Saturday for TONGA on a surveying cruise.

The annual carnival of the WEST END ROWING Club was held on Saturday on Lake TAKAPUNA
The principal event, the four-oared Gig race. Rowed in heats, was won by the No 7 crew, comprising J PAYNE, J SPEER, J FISHER, and J DARLEY.

CHRISTCHURCH
Messrs WILLIAMSON, GARNER and MUSGROVE's comic opera company commenced their Christchurch season on Saturday evening.

AUCKLAND

The Land Hall was destroyed by fire on Friday from an unknown cause. Insurance-£230 in the New Zealand Office

Sunday

H.M.S. EGERIS left on Saturday for TONGA on a surveying cruise.

The annual carnival of the WEST END ROWING Club was held on Saturday on Lake TAKAPUNA
The principal event was the four-oared Gig race. Rowed in heats, was won by the No 7 crew, comprising J PAYNE, J SPEER, J FISHER, and J DARLEY.

NEW PLYMOUTH
Saturday

A six roomed dwelling at STRATFORD, occupied by Messrs MOORE Bros, was burnt down at 4 o'clock this morning.

The inmates were aroused by the smoke, and in their efforts to put out the fire delayed trying to save their effects till it was too late.

They lost everything. The building was insured in the London and Lancashire office for £100 and fire appeared to have started in the chimney.

MASTERTON

A Mormon Conference was held at Te ORE ORE yesterday, fifteen Mormon elders from all parts of the colony and five Maoris from GISBORNE.

The conference was presided over by Angus WRIGHT, president of NEW ZEALAND.

In an interview with a reported Mr WRIGHT stated there were 3354 Mormons in the colony, over 500 converts having been made last year

NEW PLYMOUTH

Saturday
A six roomed dwelling at STRATFORD, occupied by Messrs MOORE Bros, was burnt down at 4 o'clock this morning.

The inmates were aroused by the smoke, and in their efforts to put out the fire delayed trying to save their effects till it was too late.

They lost everything. The building was insured in the London and Lancashire office for £100 and fire appeared to have started in the chimney.

HBH 1890 APRIL 8 Naval Rifles Competition

The second competition for Martini Henry rifles by the Navals took place yesterday.

The following were the five highest scorers/

Seaman WILLIAMS-69
P. O. WHITEMAN-63
Seaman M FRANKLIN-61
P. O. HORTON-53
P. O. KEYS-48

HBH 1890 April 9 Court

Resident Magistrate"s Court held Saturday-before Mr G A PREECE, R.M.

Patrick MULLIN fined £1 and costs for being drunk while in charge of a horse and dray

Edwin THOMPSON fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to 48 hours' hard labor for indecency.
Local News and Court

Mr G M PARK, TAUPO, notifies that he will not be responsible for any debts contracted by his wife.

We have received for the BARTLETT fund £1 from Mr ALLISON and 5s from Mr A DEY. This leaves only £6 5s now to be collected before the 20th of May, and that sum be then in hand the £15 promise by the FOSTER Fund trustees will be available, and the purchase of a house for Mrs BARTLETT can be completed.

Mr W N GRINLINTON tenders thanks for assistance rendered to him at the fire yesterday morning.

Mr P A HERMAN will sell on the premises Carlyle Street Napier whole of Mr John SCOTT'S furniture and effects. The house and property will be afternoon.

Mr John MONAGHAN, PAPAKURA, has grass seed for sale

At Courthouse On 11th. Meeting of creditors of Maurice O'CONNOR


At Resident Magistrate's Court held yesterday before Mr J IRVINE J.P.

George BROWN and George HERBERT, charged with drunkenness-did not appear and in each the bail of £1 was estreated.

William JACKSON fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and John HUNTER, similarly charged, dismisses with a caution.
WELLINGTON

The social concert, which was held in Wellington on Monday night in honor of the visiting bowlers, was an appropriate finish to a highly successful and interesting tournament, one of which is calculated to give great impetus to this popular pastime in the North Island.

There were about 150 present, including many of the leading citizens of WELLINGTON Bowling Club (Mr BARRAND) was in the chair, and amongst the company were the Minister of Education (the Hon Mr HISLOP), the Hon John BRYCE, M.H.R., and Dr MACGREGOR.

Mr HISLOP apologised for the absence of the Premier, who was invited to the gathering, but was prevented by the state of his health from attending.

The toast of "The Visitors" was eloquently proposed by Mr Kennedy MACDONALD, and responded to by the various Presidents of the visiting teams, namely: -

Mr GORRIE (AUCKLAND)
Mr BALFOUR (NAPIER)
Mr PAUL (NEW PLYMOUTH)
Mr WILLIS (WANGANUI)
Mr WIX (NELSON)

Mr BALFOUR in the course of an admirable little speech, in which he tendered the hearty thanks of the Napier team for the kindness and courtesy shown them by the Wellington club, suggested the formation of a North Island Bowling Association, and the proposal was received so heartily that at a later stage Mr BALFOUR was requested to move a resolution to that effect, with the result that the proposition was carried amidst cheers. Several other gentlemen delivered appropriate speeches …………….more………..

CHRISTCHURCH
Messrs WILLIAMSON, GARNER and MUSGROVE'S Comic Opera Company put on "La Mascotte" tonight, and it was greeted with another immense audience, despite the boisterous weather.

Performances by: -

Mr ELTON
Miss MERRIVALE
Miss Fanny LIDDIARD

AUCKLAND

A young man named Harry BLOTT, 25 years of age, a butcher by trade, was accidentally drowned this morning in the salt water baths. He was subject to fits.

The Tailoresses' Union have published an intimation to the effect that tailoresses employed in clothing shops and factories where the log adopted by the Union is not adhered to by Saturday next are expected to leave their employment on Monday.

A quantity of stone from the SILVERTON mine at WAIHI has been assayed/

Bishop SELWYN of the Melanesian Mission, left for the islands of the Mission today

An adjourned meeting of the creditors of D F EVANS, auctioneer, was held today. Mr WAYMOUTH, accountant, read a statement of the debtor's accounts, which showed that the assets would yield 3 ¾ in the £1.

The official assignee explained that he had been informed that nearly all of the accounts set down in the assets were disputed, and the returns from them would probably be nil.
LONDON-April 7

It is now reported that Emin BEY wishes to cancel the agreement he entered into with Major WISSMANN to join his expedition, and that he intends to return to Europe

Professor HUXLEY and his wife are passengers for New Zealand by the AORANGI, which sailed from PLYMOUTH on Saturday

Lord Randolph CHURCHILL concluding his series of criticisms in the Morning Post on the Irish Land Purchase Bill by advising the withdrawal of the bill after the second reading if the Parnellites make any desperate resistance, and appealing to the country in the autumn

A congress of labor electoral associations, representing 300,000 members, is sitting at HANLEY. One of the propositions which has been affirmed after discussion is that labor representations should be added to Parliament.


Constance KENT, who was sentenced to death in 1865-and whose sentence was subsequently commuted to imprisonment for life-on the charge of murdering her bnother, 4 years old, at Road, near Frome, SOMERSET, has been released

At the time of the murder Constance KENT was 16 years of age.

The Rev D Wardlaw SCOTT, pastor of Chascside, Congregational Church at SOUTHGATE, has preached his farewell sermon, and his congregation, whose history dates as far back as 1809, are without a place of worship. At one time the church was a flourishing one, and in order to provide accommodation it was decided to raise a mortgage on the church and fittings. Events proved that this was not a wise step to take, for it placed the members in a difficulty which has gone on increasing till it has completely overwhelmed them.

Professor HUXLEY and his wife are passengers for New Zealand by the AORANGI, which sailed from PLYMOUTH on Saturday

HBH 1890 April 10

Thursday

DEATH

MICHAELSON-On the 9th April at the Hospital of heart disease, Kate Michaelson aged 35 years
Says the Wairarapa Daily: - At the R.M. Court on Thursday morning Mr A W RENALL, J.P., adopted the rather extraordinary course of hearing a case in which he himself was the defendant. The case, which has already been postpones several times, was brought under the Rabbit Act by Inspector DRUMMOND. Mr RENALL very humbly admitted his guilt and fined himself £5 and 7s costs.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday before Messrs E LYNDON and J W NEAL J.P's

Ann MURPHY was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. It was her second appearance at Court within a recent period.

Joseph SAUNDERS-made his third appearance on a charge of drunkenness fined 10s and costs

William ADAMS fined 5s and costs for a similar offence

Desire VERSCHAFFELT-charged with drunkenness strongly denied being inebriated. Bench took the opposite view and fined defendant 5s and costs.
The police authorities at NAPIER yesterday received information of an affray at the AKITEO hotel, which is about midway between DANEVIRKE and HERBERTVILLE, on Monday night, which resulted fatally.

Two men named James NOLAN and George LUNN were among others at the Hotel.

NOLAN struck LUNN a heavy blow upon the head with a stick, felling him to the ground. LUNN was picked up unconscious, and after lying in that condition for some time he expired. NOLAN in the meanwhile hurriedly cleared out.

Information was laid to the constable stationed at HERBERTVILLE, who went on the track of NOLAN, and succeeded in arresting him yesterday at Mr HAMILTON's MANGATORE Station, about eight miles from DANNEVIRKE.

Inspector KIELY was informed of the occurrence and he at once wired to his subordinates, and arranged for Colonel HERRICK and Mr HAMILTON to return to HERBERTVILLE and held an inquest there last evening
Tuesday-Page two
VICTORIA
Melbourne.

The Exhibition building was crowded last evening to hear a debate on Free trade and protection between Henry GEORGE and W A TRENWITH, M.L.A. for RICHMOND. Owing to his being a stranger in this country Mr GEORGE was compelled to dwell on the general principles of Free trade, and could not give local coloring to his arguments, while Mr TRENWITH persisted in dealing with local instances. At the end of the debate the opinion of the audience appeared to be evenly divided.
ADELAIDE

The following details of the impudent robbery at the Commercial Bank in Adelaide on Monday afternoon, the 31st ultimo, appear in the Sydney Evening News of the 1st instant: -

Just before closing time a young man named HAYESOME, in the employ of a large broker named Cornelius PROUD, placed a bundle of notes, amounting to £2600, on the counter and was almost about to pay them into the credit of his employer, when a man standing beside him called his attention to the fact that he had dropped some notes on the floor. HAYESOME, thinking they were his, stooped down and picked them up, and while doing so, the man coolly took the notes on the counter and slipped out of the bank.HAYESOME appears to have been so dumfounded at the loss of the money that he never gave the alarm, and the thief had time to get clean away. A man standing at the counter saw the thief remove the bundle of notes, but thought they belonged to him. The numbers of the notes are not known, and the police greatly fear that the thief will not be discovered

TASMANIA
Tuesday
Received April 8, 1.2) a.m.
Hobart

Marriage HAMILTON-WEIGALL
The daughter of the Governor, Sir R HAMILTON, was married today to Mr WEIGALL, solicitor of MELBOURNE.


HBH 1890 April 12 Local
Accounts owing to Mr T J THOMPSON, butcher of Emerson Street Napier, must be paid or arranged by the 21st instant.
The partnership between Messrs Edward LYNDON and James SIDEY has been dissolved.

Mr Christie MURRAY, the distinguished novelist and war correspondent, will shortly arrive in NAPIER on his lecturing tour through the colonies.

Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday
before Mr E LYNDON J.P.

John CHASE fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and for indecent conduct was sentenced to seven days hard labor.

A man who gave the name of Frank SPRAGGS was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
The inquest on the unfortunate man LUNN, killed at the AKITEO Hotel by James NOLAN under circumstances already reported, was concluded on Thursday before Colonel HERRICK and Mr G D HAMILTON. The evidence of Dr RIDDELL was to the effect that death was due to a hit on the head-remanded for trial.

Rifles
A friendly match will be fired between two teams of the Napier and Hastings Rifles this afternoon.

Following members are chosen to represent the Napier Company, and every man is requested to assemble on the range at the mentioned time.

Captain CHICKEN

Lieut. SWAN

Sergeants: -
STRUDWICK
THOMPSON

Privates: -
CHAMBERS
SHIRLEY
HEWALD
PARKER
HARPHAM
T DEWSNAP
HANDS
T SCOBEL
PRESLING

Corporal CANTLE
Sunday Church Services

Young Men's Christian Association-ATHENAEUM
Rev P H CORNFORD-Baptist Church
Rev C PENNEY-Methodist Free Church
Rev C E BECROFT-Trinity Wesleyan Church
Rev J G PATERSON-St Paul's
Rev J PARKINSON-St Augustine's
Dean of Waiapu-Napier Cathedral
Rev O DEAN-St Andrew's Spit
Rev S DOUGLAS-Port Presbyterian Church
Rev S DOUGLAS-Meeanee -Presbyterian Church
Rev J COWIE M.A.-Hastings- Presbyterian Church
Rev D Mc NICOLL-Hastings -Wesleyan Church
Rev D Mc NICOLL-East Clive
Mr E MAYSON-Greenmeadows Wesleyan Church
Rev R FRASER-Havelock
Rev R FRASER-Hastings
Canon FOX M.A.-Taradale
Canon FOX M.A.-Puketapu
Mr J RUSSELL-Meanee
Canon St. HILL-Clive
Canon St. HILL-Havelock
Bishop of Waiapu -Waipawa
Mr G W WILLIAMSON-Waipawa
Rev J BENNINGMethodist Free Church
Rev H W JOHNSTONSt John's
Rev J D KNIPEWaipukurau
Bishop of WaiapuWaipukurau
Rev J D KNIPEOnga Onga
Rev J BENNINGHampden
Rev H W JOHNSTONPatangata
Rev H W JOHNSTONKaikora
HBJC Met on the racecourse yesterday

Present: - Messrs J D ORMOND-Chairman A.C. LANG, Wm DOUGLAS, G A FITZROY, H GAISFORD, George HUNTER, Allan Mc LEAN and E CONROY. Mr Hugh MACKAY was elected a gentleman rider. It was resolved to ask Mr KOHN, of WELLINGTON, and Mr COLLINS, of NAPIER, for designs for the bracelet to be competed for at the ensuing Steeplechase meeting. The disqualification of W Y DENNETT, J Mc TAGGERT, by the Woodville Jockey Club was considered, and adjourned till next Friday for the production of further evidence.

Dr Barnardo's Home

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date: -

The bazaar at the Town Hall in aid of Dr BARNARDO's Home for destitute children was opened this afternoon by Canon St HILL, who in a short address urged the claims of the cause, and pointed out the many attractions of the bazaar.

Certainly the result of the hard work and good taste of the promoters is most attractive.

At the entrance is a grotto and a fishpond kept by Misses HAMILTON and Mc GUNN.

On the right side and at the end of the hall are fancy stalls well furnished with plain and fancy needlework, and a thousand and one nameless trifles and pettinesses, which ornament a drawing room and get in a visitor's way.

One noticeable feature is a stall at which Miss BOGLE's pupils, assisted by Miss TANNER, Mrs BOGLE, and Miss A St. HILL, only sell children's work. Mrs BLYTHE and Miss BOGLE keep the end stall. Miss A PERCY and Miss LUCKIE manage the Christmas tree. On the left side of the hall are a fruit and flower stall presided over by Mrs ROACH and Miss M GALLIEN, and a refreshment stall which is loaded with all sorts of niceties, and at which Miss PERCY and Miss Ada Mc LEOD officiate as attendant Hebes.

Art is represented by a shield "Mount Cook," and a plaque "Wet Jacket Arm" (both very effectively painted by Miss BOGLE), and two attractive water color paintings by Mr LYNDON-one "The Otira Gorge," noticeable for the delicate coloring of the sky, and the other "Stirling Falls," in which the effects of the falling water and the reflection are well given.

The Dram is represented by Mr PUNCH-who has taken up his quarters in a side room, and is well patronised.

Tomorrow (Saturday) evening there will be an exhibition of magic lantern views.

With all these attractions there ought to be such an attendance as to reward those who have worked so hard for a good cause, and to materially aid the cause itself.

The social concert, which was held in Wellington on Monday night in honor of the visiting bowlers, was an appropriate finish to a highly successful and interesting tournament, one of which is calculated to give great impetus to this popular pastime in the North Island.

There were about 150 present, including many of the leading citizens of WELLINGTON Bowling Club (Mr BARRAND) was in the chair, and amongst the company were the Minister of Education (the Hon Mr HISLOP), the Hon John BRYCE, M.H.R., and Dr MACGREGOR.

Mr HISLOP apologised for the absence of the Premier, who was invited to the gathering, but was prevented by the state of his health from attending.

The toast of "The Visitors" was eloquently proposed by Mr Kennedy MACDONALD, and responded to by the various Presidents of the visiting teams, namely: -

Mr GORRIE (AUCKLAND)
Mr BALFOUR (NAPIER)
Mr PAUL (NEW PLYMOUTH)
Mr WILLIS (WANGANUI)
Mr WIX (NELSON)

Mr BALFOUR in the course of an admirable little speech, in which he tendered the hearty thanks of the Napier team for the kindness and courtesy shown them by the Wellington club, suggested the formation of a North Island Bowling Association, and the proposal was received so heartily that at a later stage Mr BALFOUR was requested to move a resolution to that effect, with the result that the proposition was carried amidst cheers. Several other gentlemen delivered appropriate speeches ................more...........

HBH 1890 April 14 Court and Local news
Page Two

Resident Court
On Saturday-before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Ann CONNELL fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. A prohibition order has been issued against defendant's some time before, and the Resident Magistrate, in commenting upon the fact that she could obtain liquor in spite of the order, said that he would impose a fine of £5 upon anyone convicted before him of supplying a prohibited person with liquor. The same defendant was charged with damaging a fence, and was fined 10s and costs and ordered to pay for the damage done, the alternative being seven days' hard labor.

Charles BUNTING fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Mr George REICHARDT, importer of pianos WELLINGTON, inserts and business advertisement

Mrs CARO will be at the Empire Hotel, WAIPAWA next Wednesday and Thursday.

John Alexander GOODS, of Hastings, has been adjudged a bankrupt

Mr J BENNETT has to let 20 acres of land and a large store near HASTINGS.
AUCKLAND

Dr NEWMAN M.H.R. for Thornden has arrived in Auckland, having passed over the central railway route.

The deacons of the Tabernacle have resolved to appoint a deputation to wait upon Pastor BIRCH with a view to discussing the present situation.

In a letter to the HERALD on the question of land settlement Sir George WHITMORE suggests a scheme under which the Government should purchase as much native land as can be obtained and vest it in the various Land Boards under a special law.

Today Sir George GREY and Mr NAPIER were to have waited on the Hon. E MITCHELSON in relation to the case of some TAUPO homestead settlers who are unable to get Crown titles owing to the goldfields regulations and mining laws

Intelligence from SYDNEY records the death of an AUCKLANDER, Neil Mc KAY, who, whilst walking in his sleep, fell from the balcony of his house to the pavement, and met with injuries which resulted fatally.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney-Saturday

A match between STANSBURY and O'CONNOR has been arranged for £5000.

An old man named TAYLOR has been atrociously murdered near WAGGA. His head was found, but there was no trace of the body. The murderer had apparently carried the head about for several days. A man named SMITH has been arrested on the charge of committing the murder.

Sunday

OBITUARY-Mr Jack THOMPSON, the well-known sporting man.

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane-Saturday

As the result of the inquiry into the wreck of the steamer QUETTA, the Marine Board has formally notified the Board of Trade that they consider the pilot and officers of the vessel exonerated from all blame.

VICTORIA
Melbourne-Saturday

Supreme Court

Mr HORSFALL having issued a writ against Mr Andrew ROWAN claiming £30,000 damages for alleged libel and slander. The case arose out of a dispute with the directors of GOLSBOROUGH, MORT and Co, Limited.

LONDON-April 11

Three hundred thousand members of Trade Unions, Radical Clubs, and friendly societies will hold a demonstration in HYDE Park on May 4th in favor of eight hours Labor per day.

H.M.S. RESEARCH has been ordered to proceed to AUSTRALIA to join the surveying service.


It is rumoured that that Dr BARRY, formerly Bishop of SYDNEY, will be appointed Bishop of St ALBANS


OBITUARY
The Right Rev Edward PARRY, D.D. Bishop-Suffragan of DEVON, one of Archdeacons of CANTERBURY. The deceased was born at Government House, SYDNEY, in 1830


The election for the CARNAVON seat in the House of Commons, caused by the sudden death of Mr Edmund SWETENHAM, took place today, and resulted in the return of Mr GEORGE (Liberal) by a majority of 20 over the Conservative candidate.

KAURI gum is in good demand; 1000 cases have been sold at full rates.

By a fire at Baron ROTCHSCHILD'S mansion at Waddesdone, near Aylesbury, BUCKINGHAM, a painting by GAINSBOROUGH valued at £10,000 was destroyed.

The MIDLAND colliery owners having conceded 40% increase to the miners, the leaders of the strike discourage any further agitation being carried on until Christmas.

Viscount DEERHURST, who was adjudicated bankrupt in February, has made a satisfactory arrangement with his creditors.
HBH 1890 April 15 Court

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

Francis HODGE and Daniel DUFFY were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Annie PROUSE for being found drunk a third time within six months was fined £1 and costs.

Mr and Mrs FOLEY gave an entertainment in the GAIETY Theatre last evening in aid of the Maris Brothers' schools. There was a large attendance. During the evening Mr FOLEY was vociferously applauded many times.

Mr F W COLLINS sand "The fellow that looks like me"

Mr Mc KENZIE played a violin solo and gave a recitation

Miss KENNY sang two songs
Miss O' DRISCOLL played a piano solo

Accompaniments played during the evening by Miss MORRISON, Mrs FOLEY, and Miss O' DRISCOLL

The result of the entertainment will be close upon £20 added to the Marist Brothers' school funds.

Estate of M S BELL by orders of the Official Assignee

Messrs DONALD and EDENBOROUGH, fruit merchants of AUCKLAND, TAHITI, and RAROTONGA insert advertisements regarding importations of pineapples, oranges and bananas

Mr J CARLSON (or CARLSEN), the Western Spit inserts a fencing notice

Mrs CHISSELL, Poplar House, Emerson Street, Napier-situations wanted for servants.

The monthly meeting of the Hawke's Bay Perceptory of the Royal Black Chapter of Ireland will be held in the Orange Hall this evening at 8 o'clock

The opening of the St Paul's Church Mutual Improvement Association took place in the schoolroom last night. Rev J G PATERSON occupied the chair

Election of Officers: -
President-Rev J G PATERSON
Vice-Presidents-Messrs R C HARDING, R LAMB,, P S Mc LEAN
Secretary-Mr J H TODD
Editor-Mr W DINWIDDIE
Committee-Messrs T BEAR, J R CRERAR, W H DINWIDDIE, E D HOBEN, G KELLY, and the Misses BOWMAN, SIDEY, and WHITE

After the business had been transacted Mr P S McLEAN gave an interesting address on the best methods of achieving the objects that the society has in view.

At conclusion of address a number of members and friends contributed musical and other items.

Performers were: -

Misses LARGE, FERGUSSON, BUCHANAN, BOWMAN, BANBURY. AND RENOUF

Messrs ASPLIN, BEAR, DINWIDDIE,, THOMPSON.

A vote of thanks to Mr NEWMAN for the loan of the piano used.

The bishop of Waiapu administered the rite of confirmation at St Peter's Church, there being fourteen catechumens-four boys, and ten girls.

The church was nicely decorated for the occasion, the wreaths and flowers kept over from Easter Sunday being added to, rendering the interior of the sacred edifice very pretty.- Our Orchestral Society have issued their programme for tomorrow night's concert, and on paper it is certainly up to the standard of the entertainments given by this society.

Resident Magistrate's Court-before Messrs JOHNSON and INGLIS J.P's

C BROSNAHAN alias O'CONNOR (or O'CONNER) - being drunk and disorderly-fined £1 and costs.

J SMITH, alias STEWART-charged with being drunk and a vagrant, pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, but denied being a vagrant. The police asked for a remand to procure evidence, but at the request of the prisoner, who pleaded hard for another chance, he was dismissed with a caution, the police withdrawing the charge of vagrancy.

J COYNE, alias KELLY the Rake, pleaded guilty to being drunk on Sunday, but was on account of sickness cautioned and discharged.

Stephen LARKIN, an old offender-fined 5s and costs for drunkenness
New South Wales
Sydney-Monday

The trunk of the old man TAYLOR, who was murdered near WAGGA WAGGA, has been discovered. The man who is in the custody on the charge of committing the murder, has made two unsuccessfully attempts to commit suicide.

All the inhabitants of BOURKE are engaged in throwing up earthworks to protect the town from floodwater. The DARLING River is from 16 to 25 miles wide near WALGETT

The dam at BREWARRINA, 527 miles northwest from SYDNEY, burst and inundated the town, but no fatalities are reported.

Speaking at the University commemoration today Lord CARRIGTON touched on federation.

English Cable news
Obituary-General Sir John Henry LEFROY R.A., who was Administrator of the Government of TASMANIA in 1880 and 1881; aged 73

Birmingham POOLE

Some officious police officer in BIRMINGHAM not lot ago arrested a man named
Mr Marcus POOLE.

The man was six feet high and broad in proportion, sitting on a doorstep, endeavouring to mend his tattered corduroys with a needle and a piece of twine.

His head and feet were bare, and the only article of clothing about him, except his trousers, was a dirty shirt. He protested before the magistrate that he was very comfortable-that he wanted neither work nor clothing.

When allusion was made to his scanty stock of clothing, he said- "Upon my word and honor, I couldn't bear another rag upon me.

Habit's everything. Look at Adam, and other 'postles; how d'ye s'pose they stood it.

The thinner you learn to dress yourself the nigher ye come back to a state of innocence
Colonial

Obituary-General Sir John Henry LEFROY R.A., who was Administrator of the Government of TASMANIA in 1880 and 1881; aged 73

The Marquis of Salisbury is anxious for the Marquis of Lorne to succeed Lord CARRINGTON as Governor of New south Wales

Mr HIGGINS, the aeronaut, ascended in a balloon from Croyden, SURREY yesterday, with the intention of descending by means of a parachute. In the ascent, however, he lost the parachute, and the balloon with its occupant disappeared among the clouds. Mr HIGGINS subsequently landed safely at Tunbridge, KENT.

News has been received that the brigantine BESSIE, bound for Fremantle (Western Australia) to SOURABAYS, a seaport on the northeast coast of JAVA, was found on arrival to be on fire, and the vessel was burnt to the water's edge.

London
April 14 Received

Lord DEERHURST has offered his creditors 10s in the £1 down and the balance when he succeeds to his father's title

Sir Charles and Lady HALLE have sailed for AUSTRALIA

The hearing of the DUNLO divorce suit is fixed for May.

The O'SHEA divorce case is not likely to come on before October
HBH 1890 April 16
Commercial land report

Baker and Tabuteau, land agents, Tennyson Street, Napier, report the sale of

Mrs Maria DUNCAN'S property Shakespeare Road, Napier, being Lot No 22, part of Napier Suburban section No 62, containing a quarter of an acre, together with a ten-roomed house, outhouses, &c, to Mr Andrew CAMPBELL for the sum of £750

Also Sections 89 and 90 township of Pahiatua, corner of Queen and Princess streets for £15 to Mr Ben HATHAWAY

At TARADALE ????????? 15 with cottage, to HESLOP for £30
Resident magistrate's Court yesterday before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Annie PROUSE fined on the preceding day for drunkenness, was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labor as a habitual drunkard.

Mr Tom WATERWOTH will relinquish the PROVINCIAL Hotel at the end of the month, after being its licensee for about seven years. He will be succeeded by Mr C O'DONOGHUE, who is favourably known as a host in the WANSTEAD district

Information has been received in town, from native sources considered reliable, of a find of gold in the URIWERA country, close to Mr TROUTBECK's property at GALATEA.

Messrs A BLACK and A G HOWE have declared the following handicaps for the Open Half mile Race at the H B Amateur Athletic Club's sports.

Competitors: -

W GREENING
F COLLINS
J S LOPDELL
H KNIGHT
G LORD
R J NEAGLE
S Mc DOWELL
W G COUPER
J Mc DOWELL

Case in R.M. Court yesterday Official Assignee in E BLACKWELL'S Estate v F WHITCOMBE raised a curious point

Judgment was given for plaintiff yesterday at the R.M. Court in each of the following Civil Cases: -
Official Assignee v ANSELL
Same v C E WALKER
WEBBER and WILSON v MORTENSEN
SWAN v SYMONS
EVENSEN v J Mc CARTHY
Same v J GIBBONS
Same v O'CONNOR
Same v REILEY
Same v DERIG
JARMAN v TURNER
Drs de LISLE and INNES v W BUDD

Despite the very wet weather last night there was a good muster at the St Augustine's Band of Hope, the schoolroom being considerably filled.

Misses R and A CHEGWIDDEN
J, M, and G CROSS
E HANKINS
M PARKISON
Messrs Thayer, ARNOLD, SHEFFIELD, HOLLAND and HERON

During the evening Revs. J PARKINSON and O DEAN addressed the meeting

Mr H LEE who was a member of MACALLUM'S Tambour Major Company, which played here about seven years ago, arrived last night from the South. He is at present writing descriptive articles on New Zealand for the Irish Press, and expresses astonishment at the rapid strides New Zealand has taken in the last few years. Mr LEE still takes the liveliest interest in matters theatrical.

Maurice O'CONNOR of Port Ahuriri has been adjudged a bankrupt

Mr James P THOMPSON, draper and silk mercer, Emerson Street changes his advertisement

Drs ALLEN and JARVIS have entered into partnership

Mr R WELLWOOD has a highly improved farm for sale

Meeting of the Library committee: -

President-Mr B JOHNSON-Chair
Mr SALMON proposed a motion seconded Mr MOGRIDGE

Mr H ARROW - Secretary, declined to act on making a charge of 1s per quarter for the use of the reading room only. Mr J FISHER was appointed in his place.
R.M. Court

Case of HAULTRAIN v STEELE raised a question of interest to financial institutions and the general public……………more
A good many properties in this county have changed hands during the last month or so.

First there was Mr R E STEVEN's Broadlands estate-sold to Mr H O'NEILL of VICTORIA

Then Dr ORMOND'S property at North CLYDE bought by Mr J H BROWN

Messrs STEVEN and GORTON'S Waihi run-sold to Mr Walter ROBSON, late of OTAGO

Mr James FITZGERALD, of Mahia, just sold his hotel and store business to Mr E S BENTLEY, late of HASTINGS

It is stated that Mr G S FISHER, of MURUMARU, has leased his farm at that place to Mr J HOWELL, and is about to return to ENGLAND.

It is reported also that Mr W GLENNY, of Mahia has concluded arrangements for the sale of his run at a satisfactory figure.

The GUARDIAN states that Mr J T LARGE has received a telegram from the Native Minister informing him that his Excellency the governor has postponed his trip through the URIWERA country till next summer owing to the lateness of the season

Captain TURNER, who has been appointed by the Surveyor-General to lay off a dray road between here and NAPIER, is reported to be one of the best road surveyors in the colony, so it is likely that a good practicable line will be found.
Christchurch
Tuesday-Page two

A very large meeting was held in the Tuam Street Hall tonight under the presidency of the Mayor.

Resolutions were passed affirming that night shopping was an unnecessary custom which produce innumerable evils, and that the custom was detrimental to the employed in retail shops; expressing sympathy with the Early Closing Society in its endeavours to close all shops at 5 o'clock; declaring that a legislative enactment should be passed to close all shops at 6 o'clock and compel employers to give employees a weekly half-holiday.

The Dean of Christchurch and the Revs. T FLAVELL, C N BRADBURY, L M ISITT,

Messrs W P REEVES, W RPERCIVAL, R M TAYLOR, M.H.R.'S addressed the meeting

DUNEDIN

A five-roomed house at North-east Valley, owned by Mr SCHLOTEL, clerk to the Borough council,, was burned down this morning.

A stable at Milton burning

The Waipara Dredging Company obtained 93ozs of amalgam, and the SEW HOY Company 77oz of gold for a fortnight's work. The United Hercules got 131ozs in a week

In LEVER Bros v the Collector of Customs, the Judge held that "Sunlight" soap was properly chargeable as "fancy," and gave judgment for the Crown with costs.

Mr DOWSE has signed the "round robin" at the time of the Exhibition race meeting has asked for an enquiry into the allegations against the handicapper.

It is now certain that the Exhibition figures will exceed 600,000, or more than the total population of the colony.

A special show of agricultural produce was held today in the agricultural and pastoral court at the Exhibition.

AWARDS

PRESENTED TO: -

D THOMAS-TIMARU
Mc MASTER-ASHBURTON
T BRYDONE-DUNEDIN
J ALLEN-TAIERI
MANIOTOTO Flour Milling Company
Mrs MILLER-TAIERI
Hugh PATERSON-GORE
S ORR-DUNEDIN
T BRYDONE
J MATHESON-GREEN ISLAND
MURRAY ROBERTS & Co-NAPIER
A G FELL-PICTON
J REID-QUEENSTOWN
MANNING and Co-CHRISTCHURCH
D BORRIE-TAIERI
NIMMO and BLAIR
John DOUGLAS-WAIMATE
F FULTON-NAPIER
FLEMING and GILKISON-INVERCARGILL
M ANDERSON-DUNEDIN
WIGRAM Bros-CHRISTCHURCH
LINTETT and Co-OAMARU
W CUDDON-CANTERBURY

INVERCARGILL
Tuesday
An inquest was held today on the body of John BROWNRIGG, mate of the wrecked barque EMELIE , who died in the hospital shortly after admission.A verdict was returned that death had resulted from gangrene of the limbs and exhaustion.Charles CUMMINGS, one of the survivors, deposed what happened when the vessel left the BLUFF that he and others knew the vessel was not fit for sea.She had no canvas that would stand any sort of breeze, and her standing rigging was in bad condition, the bolts in the top sides being as loose as if the wood round them was decayed. Several of the crew told the people at the BLUFF that the ship would never reach Port PIRIE

HBH 1890 April 17 Local news

Harry HUNTER, mate of the schooner OPOTIKI now loading timber at the breastwork for Gisborne, has been missing from his vessel since Tuesday night, and it is feared that he met his death by drowning. Constable HARVEY and the harbourmaster yesterday afternoon commenced dragging the harbour on the chance of finding the body, but did not succeed.

Before Mr J H VAUTIER J.P., R.M.Court yesterday

Richard TORPEY alias EVANS, fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

For a third appearance within a short period to answer a similar charge, Thomas HAYES fined £1 and costs.

George JACKSON, Thomas DUCKETT, and John RUSSELL appeared in the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday charged before Mr E LYNDON J.P.,-charged with drunkenness, and were each fined 5s and costs.

Mr S.F. WHITCOMBE, of the Railway Department, NAPIER, desires us to state that he was not the defendant in the case Official Assignee in Edward BLACKWELL's estate v F WHITCOMBE on Tuesday last.
HBH 1890 APRIL 17 Trinity Wesleyan Church

Wesleyan Church was crowded last night, when the cantata of "Esther" was performed.

Mr PRIME had succeeded in getting together a very strong and efficient chorus, which he had drilled to a state of efficiency, and the concert numbers were pleasant and enjoyable. This must have resulted in a very substantial addition to the organ fund, in aid of which the cantata was given.

The following were the principals: -

Misses: -

WILLIAMS
MARTIN
WHYLIE
CHEGWIDDEN
MAYSONS (2)

Messrs: -

NICHOLLS
ROBERTS
MAYSON
H J MARTIN
J C MARTIN
W P FINCH
J P NEILSEN
W SIMPSON

Mrs: -
PRIME
GARDINER

Leader of the Orchestra-Mr C SORRELL
Organist-Mr H G SPACKMAN
Pianist-Miss HOLT
Conductor-Mr W L PRIME
Auckland
Thursday page two

Severe cases of influenza have occurred at KATIKATI, Bay of Plenty

The Justices of the Peace at the THAMES have presented a farewell address to Dr KILGOUR, who is about to take up his abode in AUCKLAND

The members of the Auckland Poultry Association, who have been considering whether the society should be wound up, have decided that it shall continue in existence. Certificates are, however, to be given at the annual show instead of prize money.

The Earl of ONSLOW has been appointed patron of the AUCKLAND Photographic Club.

The Auckland branch of the HIBERNIAN Society have presented gold crosses to the past President, and vice President of the branch
in acknowledgment of their services to the Order-Bros. D FLYNN and W BEEHAN

A suggestion has been made that a public testimonial in the form of an appropriate tombstone be erected at the grave of the late Henry TALBOT.
HBH 1890 April 16 WAIROA and NAPIER news
Thursday

A good many properties in this county have changed hands during the last month or so.

First there was Mr R E STEVEN's Broadlands estate-sold to Mr H O'NEILL of VICTORIA

Then Dr ORMOND'S property at North CLYDE bought by Mr J H BROWN

Messrs STEVEN and GORTON'S Waihi run-sold to Mr Walter ROBSON, late of OTAGO

Mr James FITZGERALD, of Mahia, just sold his hotel and store business to Mr E S BENTLEY, late of HASTINGS

It is stated that Mr G S FISHER, of MURUMARU, has leased his farm at that place to Mr J HOWELL, and is about to return to ENGLAND.

It is reported also that Mr W GLENNY, of Mahia has concluded arrangements for the sale of his run at a satisfactory figure.

The GUARDIAN states that Mr J T LARGE has received a telegram from the Native Minister informing him that his Excellency the governor has postponed his trip through the URIWERA country till next summer owing to the lateness of the season

Captain TURNER, who has been appointed by the Surveyor-General to lay off a dray road between here and NAPIER, is reported to be one of the best road surveyors in the colony, so it is likely that a good practicable line will be found.


HBH 1890 April 21 LYTTELTON
Sunday

Three men belonging to the barque IVANHOE went on the hill over LYTTELTON this afternoon, and by some means set a large stone rolling. It came through the garden of Mr NALDER, solicitor, who resides on the Sumner Road

WELLINGTON
The Marine Dept have received the following telegram from the Collector of Customs, Christchurch: -"The master of the DINGADEE, just arrived from WESTPOT, reports passing the wreck of a cutter of about twenty-five to thirty tons. She was painted black, and was dismasted and waterlogged. This was off STEVENS Island, Cook Strait" The weather was too rough, and the sea too high, for him to get close enough to identify the vessel

Dr Maurice CHILTON, formerly nurse surgeon of the Wellington Hospital died suddenly at Havelock (Marlborough), where he had been practising for some months past. His death is attributed to heart disease.

BURTON who was fined £15 for permitting gambling on his premises, intends to appeal against the decision of the Resident Magistrate.

Owing to the action of the general meeting of the members of the Wellington Rowing Club in re-instating a member whom the committee had expelled, the following office-bearers today handed in their resignation: -

The Captain-A G JOHNSON
The secretary-H HYAMS
Treasurer-J B SPEED
ROSE, M HEARN, and T SULLIVAN (members of the committee

ROSE is also a trustee and the matter is attracting a large amount of interest in local aquatic circles

HBH 1890 April 22

***This item has been abridged


Emily PYKE was brought up at the Court yesterday on remand charged with burglary

The evidence of W J GRUNDY, Alice GRUNDY, and W HALLETT was taken, the last named witness outing in a plan of Mr GRUNDY's premises.

Accused was then given into custody and decision reserved.

Accused was then charged with breaking and entering the house of one James STRATFORD, and stealing there from certain articles of wearing apparel.

On application of Police accused was remanded on this second charge till Friday next.

Messrs GRAHAM, PITT and BENNETT (in conjunction with Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU) will sell at Gisborne on the 7th of May certain properties

Messrs C B HOADLEY and Co have for sale or lease the house and grounds known as HAWTHORNDON, for many years occupied by Mr HOADLEY.

Mr PAUL A F BIRCH, sheriff, notifies a sale on the 11TH of May of certain interest of James Alfred TURNER

Messrs A JONES and Sons, Waipukurau notify that accounts six months overdue on the 31st of March must be paid by the 30th instant.

Miss WATERWORTH has taken over Miss BRACKENBURY'S agency in Emerson Street, Napier, recently conducted by Mrs TUXFORD.

Mr Artemas GOLLEDGE will deliver a course of three lectures on phrenology at the Athenaeum this evening

Members of the Court Captain Cook, A.O.F., are requested to attend the funeral of the late Bro F HAMPSHAR

A dividend of 1s 3d in the £1 in the estate of Charles H PARKER is payable at the office of Mr J F JARDINE, Deputy Official Assignee

Mr R BADER, Havelock, has a quantity of pumpkins for sale.
The Charitable Aid Board met at the Town Hall yesterday

The Mayor in the chair

Present also: -
Messrs T TANNER
J BENNETT
S CARNELL
FAULKNER
H P COHEN

The secretary stated that there were 35 men, women, and 5 children in the refuge, and 22 families in receipt of outdoor relief.

The Hospital Board met yesterday at the Town Hall, there being present his Worship the Mayor in the chair

Messrs J BEGG
J BENNETT, H P COHEN, J D ORMOND,, T ANNER.
WANGANUI

Sunday

The Supreme Court was engaged on Friday and yesterday with an interesting civil case
CORRIE v THOMPSON, in which the statement of claim sets forth that in 1854 the father of the plaintiff died at KILMORE, IRELAND, leaving his property to his children, James, Margaret, and David, subject to a life interest to his widow.

In 1867 the defendant THOMPSON, it is alleged, transmitted certain moneys to New Zealand for investment, and in 1868 the parties left IRELAND, and became residents in New Zealand. It is further alleged that THOMPSON employed these moneys in purchasing and stocking land in the WAITOTARA district.

In 1876 the defendant was said to have employed certain moneys in acquiring the KAIWHAHI freehold, and in November, 1877, induced the plaintiff and his brother James to purchase the said land for £7017, of which £1000 was paid by plaintiff out of money he was individually entitled to under the will of his father, and the balance of £6015 was represented by THOMPSON as being shares of plaintiff and his brother James in the trust money.

They also signed a receipt as for their joint shares. The plaintiff prayed for the discovery of the will, of the several mortgage deeds, and of all books of account and records of dealings with the moneys. He also asked for an account of all moneys, received by the defendant THOMPSON, and all transactions in real and personal estate, and prayed for payment of costs and for further relief as might be just.

The defendant was the first witness called, and his examination occupied the Court till yesterday afternoon. It is expected that the case will last till Tuesday. Great interest is evinced in the case locally. Mr HUTCHISON and Mr HOGG are for the plaintiff, and Mr James CHAPMAN (Wellington) and Mr MARSHALL for the defendant.

TAURANGA

Mr J S STEWART, of KAITIKATI, has announced himself a candidate for the Te AROHA electorate

NEW PLYMOUTH

The natives at PARIHAKA have been subscribing money to pay a lawyer to defend the native charged with the murder of MALONEY, and have retained Mr SAMUEL as counsel. The inquest will be resumed on Monday and Mr SAMUEL had an interview with the prisoner.

WANGANUI
Sunday

CORRIE v THOMPSON

The Supreme Court was engaged on Friday and yesterday with an interesting civil case CORRIE v THOMPSON, in which the statement of claim sets forth that in 1854 the father of the plaintiff died at Kilmore, Ireland, leaving his property to his children, James, Margaret, and David, subject to a life interest to his widow.

In 1867 the defendant THOMPSON, it is alleged, transmitted certain moneys to New Zealand for investment, and in 1868 the parties left IRELAND, and became residents in New Zealand. It is further alleged that THOMPSON employed these moneys in purchasing and stocking land in the WAITOTARA district. In 1876 the defendant was said to have employed certain moneys in acquiring the KAIWHAHI freehold, and in November, 1877, induced the plaintiff and his brother James to purchase the said land for £7017, of which £1000 was paid by plaintiff out of money he was individually entitled to under the will of his father, and the balance of £6015 was represented by THOMPSON as being shares of plaintiff and his brother James in the trust money. They also signed a receipt as for their joint shares.

The plaintiff prayed for the discovery of the will, of the several mortgage deeds, and of all books of account and records of dealings with the moneys. He also asked for an account of all moneys, received by the defendant THOMPSON, and all transactions in real and personal estate, and prayed for payment of costs and for further relief as might be just.

The defendant was the first witness called, and his examination occupied the Court till yesterday afternoon. It is expected that the case will last till Tuesday. Great interest is evinced in the case locally. Mr HUTCHISON and Mr HOGG are for the plaintiff, and Mr James CHAPMAN (Wellington) and Mr MARSHALL for the defendant.


HBH 1890 APRIL 23 Local One

A man named OLSEN dropped dead at DANEVIRKE yesterday, while working in a paddock with another man. Deceased, who is supposed not to have any relations in the colony, was subject to violent cough and chronic asthma, and death is supposed to be due to breaking of a blood vessel as the result of a fit of coughing. An inquest will be held.

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

An old offender named John KELLY-fined 10s and costs for drunkenness

William TRIM-fined 5s and costs for drunkenness

Francis WITHERS and Mary SMITH on bail-similarly charged did not appear.

At the R.M.Court today before Mr St C INGLIS. J.P

Hori KINGI-being drunk on Saturday night-fined 5s and costs

J WILKS for being drunk was fined 10s and costs, in default 48 hours imprisonment.
A further charge of cruelty to animals was proved against him, for which he was fined £2 and costs, with the alternative of seven days imprisonment.

Waipawa Court and Local
Monday

Waipawa Correspondent writes under yesterday's date: -

Mr LIMBRICK'S Hotel was the scene of a rather nasty accident this morning.

Mr Albert LAWRENCE, who is engaged painting the building, was working as usual, when the ladder on which he was standing broke, giving him a bad fall, the result being that he sustained a severe shaking, besides being cut about the face. A messenger was at once despatched for Dr GODFRAY, who was quickly in attendance.


Steps are being taken to reform the football club, a meeting being called for this purpose on Thursday morning at the EMPIRE Hotel.

Court was occupied for a considerable time yesterday between two men who had mad a wager about a horse race. DONOVAN, the plaintiff, a bookmaker, wagered with WRIGHT, defendant………………………….more………………..then………….At the request of the counsel decision was reserved from legal points raised.

Mr W H WILSON, formerly headmaster at the SPIT school yesterday sued the Education Board to recover money due to him as salary…………..more

Evidence was taken from
Misses DENHOLM (2)
MURRAY (2) and WILSON
Messrs THOMSON, GALLOWAY, Mc CARTHY, and HILL.

After hearing counsel on law points his Worship reserved his decision.
Resident Magistrate Court
Before Mr G A PREECE R.M.

Catherine ROSE charged with assaulting Jane Mc KEOWN, a child. The case was dismissed, both parties to pay their own costs. Catherine ROSE sued to have Rebecca Mc KEOWEN charged Catherine ROSE with using obscene language. His Worship reserved his decision in both cases.


Francis SPRING fined 10s and costs for drunkenness

Charles BUTLER, an inmate of the refuge, sentenced to ? months' hard labour for assaulting the matron of that institution.

George RYMER was fined 1s and costs in each of the three cases in which he was charged with plying for hire with vehicles not licensed as hackney carriages.

Edward SMITH, Henry McPHERSON, John THOMPSON, and Bridget KEYS each fined 3s and costs for allowing cattle to stray at CLIVE
A well-known jockey named James CAREY was thrown from his horse on the Panmure road today, and received injuries from the effects of which he died.

The upsetting of a boat near the sandspit has drowned a fisherman named Charles JOHNSTON.

The eminent novelist, Robert Louis STEVENSON, and Mrs STEVENSON, were among the passengers by the JANE NICOLL from SYDNEY, and after a stay of one day left by that vessel for the islands.

Mr STEVENSON is in bad health, and was unable to see Sir George GREY, but sent him copies of one of his books and of a pamphlet he is about to public defending that late Father DAMIEN from a recent attack made upon the character of that priest.

The remainder of the amount collected here as the result of the Irish delegates' mission was sent Home today. The total amount raised here was £819

Thirty-three tailoresses and three pressers went out on strike from Mr G Mc BRIDE'S clothing premises today, owing to their not receiving the rate of pay fixed by the DUNEDIN log and recently adopted by the Local Union.

OAMARU
The Borough Council have been carrying out a scheme of retrenchment, and have dispensed with the services of the engineer, the inspector of nuisances, one of the men in the gasworks, and a caretaker on the domain.

DUNEDIN
At the City Court today Edward ADDISON, formerly employed by Messrs ROSS Bros, at the Coffee Palace, was charged with arson in connection with the fire at LARNER'S premises yesterday.

Robert WATSON, painter, has been missing from his home since Friday. A diligent search has so far proved unsuccessful

At the inquest on Mrs WINKFIELD, who was killed by being run over by a cart, a verdict of accidental death was returned. The jury recommended the city Council to place a lamp at the junction of roads where the accident took place. It appeared that a shower had come on when the deceased and her husband were going from home. Her husband had gone into the house to get his coat, his wife walking on, and she was a little deaf and probably had her umbrella in front to shield her from the rain, she did not notice the cart. She was 69 years of age and had been in the colony for 31 years.

GREYMOUTH-Monday

In the district Court today Judge BROAD ruled that sections 10 of the District Courts Act Amendment Act 1888, which was intended to give power to take evidence in a place where case was not being tied, was inoperative inasmuch as no jurisdiction was given to anyone to examine a witness in a case that was living tried elsewhere.

CHRISTCHURCH

Mr W P REEVES is progressing very favourably

Three sailors of the barque IVANHOE named ORPIN, MENZIES and PAGE, were charged at the LYTTELTON R.M. Court today with rolling a stone down a hill whereby the gasometer was injured and an explosion was caused. Remanded with bail. It is hoped that the gas will be relighted in LYTTELTON tomorrow.

Nine of the Christchurch police are laid up with influenza, and about twenty prisoners in Lyttelton gaol are ill with it.


With reference to the drowning of Reginald ALEXANDER it appears he together with his brothers William and Victor, went down the WAIMAKARIRI river in a sailing boat. A squall upset the boat, and the current carried Reginald, being very weak from influenza, away, although the brothers made a desperate attempt to save him. All yesterday afternoon search parties were out, but no trace of the body could be found. Deceased was only 11 years of age.

Messrs J J KINSEY and H O FORBES, both of Christchurch has charge of the barrels for the lottery.

A search party out for a young man named ALLENDER, lost on the ranges between NENTHORN and WAIKOUAITI, discovered two skeletons at the bottom of a deep ravine, evidently those of a full grown person and a youth. As some matting with primitive spoons were alongside, the remains are supposed to be those of Maoris. ALLENDER has turned up safely, none the worse for having spent two days and a night on the ranges.

23 New Plymouth Telegraphic
Monday


The inquest on the body of Stephen MALONEY, who was found murdered in the recreation grounds on Friday week, was opened this morning before Mr KETTLE, coroner.

Mr SAMUEL appeared for the prisoner, Mr STANDISH for the Crown, and Inspector PARDY for the Police.

Major BROWN was the interpreter.

MAHO KAI appeared in the clothes he had on when arrested, with the exception of his boots.

There was a large attendance of the public. Mrs CARNELL, who lived near the deceased's house stated that she saw him on Friday week between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning,

MALONEY always had his dinner with witness. As he did not come as usual she sent a boy to his house, who returned saying that he was not there. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon she sent again, and he was still absent. Her son went next morning, and still deceased was not there. MALONEY was in the habit of leaving his clothes at her house. She had handed over a waistcoat and trousers to the police belonging to the deceased. Some drawers produced were like those of deceased. The vest produced was like the one deceased wore, but it was not in her possession.

He had several pairs of drawers. He was a quiet old fellow. She had noticed him with a new pair of boots. She never saw the prisoner before.

Witness's son George was chopping trees in the recreation grounds with a hook on the morning of the day MALONEY was missing. Leonard BUTTERWOTH, nine years old, said he went to call deceased for dinner his grandfather (Mr CARNELL) and George CARNELL went out cutting trees. Did not see any strange man about that day or any other day.

John CLAFFEY, caretaker at the racecourse, adjoining the grounds, described the new boots MANONEY bought.

Had seen no strange people about that day on the grounds on the day of the murder.

Deceased had offered to lend him money on two or three occasions, but witness did not accept it.

The inquest was again adjourned.

HBH 1890 APRIL 24 Local news
Page 2

Only £5 5s was required to complete the purchase of a freehold property for Mrs BARTLETT, Mr H NAPHTALI set himself to raise the amount in subscriptions limited to half a crown, and had collected the five guineas before 10 o'clock.

Mrs COWELL also sends us 10s in aid of the same object, and we have much pleasure therefore in stating that a freehold house for Mrs BARTLETT and her children is now an accomplished fact.

The inquests on the three men who died suddenly on Monday, two in the Danevirke township and one on the road from Danevirke to Waipukurau hospital, resulted as follows: -
Case of John OLSEN who fell dead in a paddock-verdict was "death from natural causes."

Edward ELTON, who was found dead in a hotel-verdict was "death from congestion of the brain, caused by excessive drinking."

Robert FREER, who died in the train-verdict, was "death from fatty degeneration of the heart and congestion of the brain caused by excessive drinking."

The widow of the late Frederick HAMSHAR is left practically unprovided for, and if any of the charitably disposed care to forward anything for her assistance we shall be happy to receive and acknowledge it

The inquest yesterday in connection with the death of Frederick HAMSHAR lasted from 11 o'clock in the morning till nearly 9.30 o'clock at night. .
Auckland news
Wednesday

A four-roomed cottage at Mount EDEN, owned and occupied by Mr William SAVAGE, was burnt down this morning.

The furniture was insured for £100, and the hours for £80 in the Royal Office. The cause of the fire was purely accidental

It is probably that Mr W A MURRAY, who was for eleven years member for BRUCE, will stand at the coming election for the WAIKATO, if Mr BRUCE should not come out for that seat, which includes the greater part of his wiped-put electorate of WAIPA.

A case of spotted typhus fever has been admitted to the hospital. A sister of the patient died from fever last week.

His Excellency, the Earl of ONSLOW, in the presence of a large assemblage, opened the COSTLEY Home for the Aged Poor, situated at EPSOM, today.

The Countess of ONSLOW was also present. The Governor delivered an address, in which he spoke in the highest terms of the philanthropy and generosity of the late Mr Edward COSTLEY, by whose munificence the home had been built.

His Excellency said that the bequest was not unworthy of one of London's wealthiest citizens, and he, thought some public memorial should be erected to Mr COSTLEY's memory. The Mayor of AUCKLAND and a number of clergymen gave brief Addresses.

The building is a fine brick structure, and it will accommodate 240 inmates. It cost about £7090

Mr Henry GEORGE has written to Sir George GREY regretting that he will be unable to visit NEW ZEALAND, as his time will not permit his doing so.

At the Police Court today Mrs BREWER, a vendor of milk was fined 20s and costs for selling milk below the standard.

A similar charge against John SCOTT was dismissed for a technical informality in the summons.

Major HAMLIN addressed a meeting of his constituents at PAPAKURA last night with regard to the new boundaries of electorates.

The Auckland Presbytery have resolved to ask the Moderator of the General Assembly to invite Professor DRUMMOND to NEW ZEALAND when he comes to the colonies.

A resident of Te AWAMUTU, Mr MILES, died suddenly this morning. He had a short time before been running a coach.
TASMANIA
Hobart Wednesday

A case of suspected murder is being investigat3d here. It appears that a man named BESWICK and his child died three weeks ago at Campbelltown, it being supposed that death had resulted from eating tinned fish. It has now been ascertained that Mrs BESWICK shortly before their death had purchased a quantity of "rough-on-rats," and an investigation by the police proves that the child died of arsenical poisoning and the man from some irritant poison. An inquest is proceeding.

HBH 1890 April 26 CAMERSON and GOULD

The Christchurch Press states that it is currently reported that Mr Duncan CAMERON has purchased from the executors of the late Mr George GOULD their interest in the well-known Springfield property at METHVEN.

It is understood that the price of the station was between £120,000 and £125,000, which is the largest sum paid for a freehold estate in Canterbury for some time past.
St Paul's Band of Hope

There was a good attendance at St Paul's schoolroom last night, when the annual competition in connection with the St Paul's Band of Hope

Was held with the Rev J G PATERSON presiding.

Items were given by: -

Misses OLIVER, ASHWORTH, R LINDSAY
Messrs NEILSON, KELLY, HORTON

In the competition the following were successful in gaining prizes

Junior Singing
T H F GRAINGER
Leffie OLIVER
L KING
Junior Essays
F HOLT
L KING
Special
P BEAR
Junior recitations
F HOLT
M WATT
Senior recitations
F W GRAINGER
T B BEAR
Senior essays
T R BEAR
Senior singing
Miss RIDGWAY
Miss MILLER
Temperance addresses
J H TODD
R GARDINER
Presentations for dialogue
L RENOUF
L KING
N LONG

Miss G BOWMAN played the accompaniments to all musical selections
Delegates from the Wharf Labourers' Union continued their sittings yesterday

Representatives were as follows: -

AUCKLAND-Messrs BIUES, BOONSTA, PURLEY
GISBORNE-Mr GREAME
NAPIER-Messrs CREAGH and PENN
WELLINGTON-Messrs DP FISHER, SEYMOUR, and SCOONES
LYTTELTON-Messrs BROWN, LEWARNE, SERRA
OAMARU-Messrs GRAPPELER, and Mc LAUGHLIN
TIMARU-Messrs FOGGARTY, and MATTHEWS
DUNEDIN-Messrs FORSTER, PERCY, and HAYES
BLUFF-Messrs Mc DOUGALL and HAY.
Old Paora KAIWHATA is the hero of the latest good story- the aged aboriginal suffered from a bad cough and a sore leg, and accompanied by an interpreter, the other day, sought the aid of a well-known medico, who gave him a mixture for the cough and a lotion for the leg.

On Thursday night PAORA by mistake swallowed a dose of the lotion, which burned his mouth and quite upset his internal economy. So, fearing he was poisoned, in haste PAORA went to see the medico without an interpreter. PAORA speaking no English, and the doctor had no knowledge of Maori, being confined to "kapai" and "tenakoe" the patient was reduced to pantomime to explain his dire strait, and with expressive gestures he pointed to his mouth.

The medico seeing that there was inflammation, concluded that the tattooed warrior was suffering from toothache, so took him to a neighbouring dentist. Installed in the chair of torture, PAORA opened his mouth, and submitted to the manipulation of the dentist, apparently concluding that it was all part of the "ET IRE." But when, with a deft wrench, the tooth came out, PAORA suddenly awoke to the situation, and when the dentist calmly demanded five shillings, the indignation of the Maori knew no bounds. He went to an interpreter and explained his piteous case, and was very anxious to make the dentist pay utu for his lacerated gums and wounded feelings, declaring that the only useful tooth in his head had been extracted. He argued that, instead of paying the dentist, the dentist ought to pay him, and as he returned to the Pah was heard breathing vengeance in the choicest of Maori anathemas. Further developments are awaited with interest.


At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday Before Mr G A PREECE R.N.

John LEWIS, just out of gaol was sentenced to seven days' hard labour.
AUCKLAND
Monday
The steamer HINEMOA ARRIVED TODAY, bringing back thirteen of the settlers who left New Zealand a short time ago to take up their abode on SUNDAY Island.

The returned settlers are: -
Mr and Mrs J WELLS and family
Messrs
Mc CULLOUGH
T JACKSON
A H BECKETT
T Mc NAUGHT
J ROBSON
E COTTER
H CARVER
A R TAYLER

The climate seems very moist. The settlers say that had it not been for the timely arrival of the HINEMOA they would have been on short allowances before the winter was over.

FRIDAY

A block of land of 250 acres at Te AROHA has been purchased under instructions from Mr Isaac HOLDEN, an M.P. of YORKSHIRE.

A subscription on behalf of the deceased jockey James CAREY was opened at ELLERSLIE racecourse today by Mr GALLAGHER, and has yielded about £30

On the attainment of his 78th birthday on Wednesday Sir F WHITAKER, who is in very good health, received numerous congratulations.

A meeting of shipowners and shipbuilders of this port was held yesterday, when a resolution was passed protesting against certain rules of the newly formed Auckland-Shipwrights' Protection Society as unarbitary and unworkable.

It is stated that some of the members of the Bakers' Union, as well as some of the master bakers, are not conforming to the rules of the Union.

The Chief PAUL, of ORAKEI, is on a visit to TAWHIAO at MERCER, where a large number of natives are assembled.

A young woman about 24 years of age, Miss Eliza BAKER, died very suddenly today, it is supposed of heart disease. Miss BAKER was well known as a member of the St SEPULCHRA'S Church.

The receipts of the PARNELL ORPHAN Home for the past year amounted to £1035, and the expenditure, including the enlargement of the school amounting to £1542.

Principal amounts were as follows: -

W H SOMERVILLE £378
E JAMES £199
Captain RUSSELL £171
S H GOLLAN £159
Major GEORGE £114
N DICKEY £112

The barque WAITEMATA has been purchased by an Auckland syndicate.

AUSTRALIA News
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A terrible railway accident happened at BATHURST tonight.

A goods train just about to start for SYDNEY failed to get out of the way of the runaway trucks, and a terrible collision resulted.

The loss of life is at present indefinitely known, but five bodies have been discovered. Of these one or two had been killed by the shock, while the others were dreadfully mutilated.

Later

The guard's van and the passenger carriages were completely telescoped by the engine, and the train from BOURKE was nothing but splinters.

So far as is known several children named O' CONNOR, who were returning from school, were all killed.

Mrs FRANKLYN and the driver of the BOURKE train were also killed.

A child named NOONAN was not so seriously injured as at first stated, but he sustained several injuries. Two firemen were also seriously injured, and had a miraculous escape from death.

Those killed are Michael DOWNEY
Mrs FRANKLYN
Henry O' CONNOR
Maude RADFORD
Miss GODFREY

And two others whose names have not yet been ascertained sustained injuries from which they are unlikely to recover.
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Mr Daniel O'CONNOR, Postmaster General has recommended the adopted of a letter rate of one penny throughout the colony.

Wellington

General News
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Mr Charles T BATKIN, Assistant Controller and Auditor,, who retired from the Civil Service on the 31st March, was today presented with a piece of plate and a gold watch suitably inscribed. Mr J E FITZGERALD, Controller-General occupied the chair, and Judge RICHMOND and the Premier were present.

The directors of the WOOLLEN Factory Company have chosen Dr Mc GREGOR as their arbitrator in the dispute with the section of their employees with whom differences exist.

That company has now purchased the steamer DINGADEE, which was recently running in the West Coast coal trade, under charter to the Union Steamship Company.

NELSON

Yesterday William KRUSE, a settler at BRIGHTWATER, was riding on the tope of a load of straw, when, on passing under the telegraph line, the wire caught him and threw him to the ground with such force that he sustained severe internal injuries of which he died today

CHRISTCHURCH

Police arrested two young men who began to loot Mr STRAAZ, jeweller.

Dunedin

Dredging operations have entirely removed the shoal just inside the Heads, and there is now twenty feet at dead low water on the spot


Delegates from the Wharf Labourers' Union continued their sittings yesterday

Representatives were as follows: -

AUCKLAND-Messrs BIUES, BOONSTA, PURLEY
GISBORNE-Mr GREAME
NAPIER-Messrs CREAGH and PENN
WELLINGTON-Messrs DP FISHER, SEYMOUR, and SCOONES
LYTTELTON-Messrs BROWN, LEWARNE, SERRA
OAMARU-Messrs GRAPPELER, and Mc LAUGHLIN
TIMARU-Messrs FOGGARTY, and MATTHEWS
DUNEDIN-Messrs FORSTER, PERCY, and HAYES
BLUFF-Messrs Mc DOUGALL and HAY.


MASTERTON
Monday

A boy named John WRIGHT, two years of age was accidentally drowned in the WAIPAWA river yesterday

WELLINGTON

A boy named George GORDON was killed yesterday through a quantity of timber falling on him

R.M. Court gave judgment in a case in which Peter GARBES, oyster dealer-was charged with exposing for sale rock oysters during a close season-Convicted and fined defendant 20s and costs-Counsel is going to appeal

A young man named DRYSDALE was violently thrown from his horse at MARTINBOROUGH last night and instantly was killed

Dr HADFIELD, the PRIMATE, and the Bishops of Dunedin and Waiapu left this port today

HBH 1890 APRIL 28th

Gisborne-Saturday
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Mr John TOWNLEY has been elected mayor unopposed vice Mr De LATOUR, who has gone to ENGLAND
Mr COTTRELL, of the Novelty Depot, has showed us specimens of the patent needles, which are made for threading troublesome process of passing the cotton through the eye. The "home department" reports favourably on the invention.

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. After considering all circumstances of the case he felt bound to give costs against Mr COOPER. Mr WARD gave notice of appeal
New Plymouth
Mr William APPLEYARD has received a communication from some enquiry agents at Christchurch asking after his antecedents.

The letter states that Mr John APPLEYARD died thirty years ago in Lincolnshire worth £20,000, and inquirers wish to find his heirs.

The APPLEYARD here is the only son of John Appleyard, at Horton, Lincolnshire, who died thirty years ago, and he is 64 years of age.

He left home at the age of sixteen as a soldier for INDIA, and says he had heard as a boy of a rich uncle in AMERICA, but knows nothing further.
Districts
Thursday-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 fire alarm had been given the fire had obtained a good hold of 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 SCHAEF'S upholsterer's shop SARGISON'S bakery
The CLUB Hotel was saved, although considerably damaged, as was HAWKIN'S Bakery
Buildings destroyed are: -
The Theatre
LEVY'S store
WESTLAND Hotel
POLLOCK's tobacconist
OGLUVIE'S stables and house
Three unoccupied cottages

CHRISTCHURCH

Mr A SAUNDERS-Chairman of the Board of Education meeting held today

DUNEDIN

A house at ROSLYN owned by Mr J S MAITLAND of Christchurch was burnt down last night

Margaret PUTER, wife of an employee in the govt workshops, died very suddenly this morning. She was taken ill about midnight last night, and her husband went for assistance. On coming back in a few minutes he found her on the floor gasping, and she died three minutes later.

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

HBH 1890 29th APRIL
Wellington-Saturday

The Government's attention having been directed to the case of the youths sent out to TARANAKI from LONDON under the auspices of Mr COURTNEY, they have communicated with the Agent-General requesting him to take such steps as to prevent a continuance of any misapprehension that may exist respecting Mr COURTNEY'S statement and power..


HBH 1890 April 30 Local

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

William GRIFFITHS-charged with drunkenness, dismissed with a caution

Robert LINDSAY, a youth, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness

James MINERS was fined £1 and costs for using abusive and threatening language, the alternative being four days' hard labour; the money was paid.

Judgment for plaintiff was given at the following civil case: -
GLENDINNING v H LLOYD

The inquest on the body of Sarah Jane RUDDICK, the infant daughter of Mr W RUDDICK, whose sad death was, reported previously-verdict of "Accidental death through severe scalding." The funeral took place yesterday, and was very largely attended, the cortege being the largest that has passed through Napier for several years.


The many friends in Napier of Mr T H WOLFE will regret to read of the accident, which has befallen him


Mr Edward LYNDON will sell tomorrow a property in the PATANGATA district worthy of the attention of settlers and speculators.

The property is one that has been occupied by Mr A BOWDEN for many years and the sale is under the direction of the Registrar of the Supreme Court.
DURAND and DEBIICH and NOVERAND
Overseas news
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A rather remarkable miser named DURAND has just departed this life in the town of REDEZ. He was 80 years old, and according to the French estimate of fortune he was a triple millionaire, his maggot being worth in cash and paper £120,000 or 3,000,000f. DURAND used to go about the town like a mendicant-so much so that people offered him alms, but were grinned at for their proffered generosity. He was known to have had but one suit of tailor-made clothes curing his long years of residence in REDEZ, but on the days when he went to draw his dividend at the local bank he generally donned a garment intended to be ceremonious and which seemed to be a compromise between a blouse and a sack.
The miser lived alone in a big house the doors which were double locked, and occupied himself with mending his clothes and boots, cooking, washing his linen, and counting up his money-the last task being his daily delight and principle pastime.

DURAND has left his house and the bulk of his bullion to a female fishmonger-the widow NOVERAND-who sometimes visited him. To his own relatives, some of who is in poverty, the miser has left not a penny.

Case of horrible cruelty perpetrated by a stepmother, has just been brought before the Law Courts at BONN. A woman named DEBIICH married in 1833, widower with four children, whom since has ill-treated in a shocking manner.

A few days ago she accused her eldest step-daughter, a delicate girl of sixteen, of stealing eggs, pushed her down into a cellar, where she undressed her, beat her with a broomstick, and kicked her till the girl was streaming with blood. The poor child at last succeeded in escaping up the stairs, but she was again caught by her stepmother and pushed down the steps back into the cellar, where, after a very short time she died of the injuries she had received.

The doctors, who were called by the neighbour, said they had never seen such a frightful example of ill treatment and the Judge who heard the case characterised the woman's conduct as perfect devilism.

Fran DEBIICK had acquired the reputation of being an extraordinary pious and religious person. The populace of BONN was so excited with horror at her conduct that a show of stones was launched at the prison van in which we was conveyed to the court, and shouts of applause were praised when the sentence was passed her-fifteen years' hard labour-became known.


A young French girl named Marie Anne Jeanne COLLIER, who lives at MONTREAL, has come into a fortune. Her Grandmother, aunt and mother have lived together in the same house for many years.

The grandmother died eighteen months ago, the aunt in January, and the mother two days later.

After the death of the latter, and when the house was being cleaned up, there was an interesting find. Three leather bags were hauled out of their hiding, and inside of each was a tin box. Inside of each tin box was a miscellaneous collection of bank bills and gold and silver pieces, including several French gold coins.

The whole amounted to $13,000, most of which, it is believed, has not seen the light of day for many years.

It is believed that the money dated back sixty years.

It is believed that the deceased ladies each owned one of the bags, into which they deposited their savings. The estate, on the whole, amounts to about $60,000. The heiress is fifteen years of age.

 

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