Hawkes Bay Herald 1890
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|HBH 1890 Sept 11
Birth RESTON-At PORANGAHAU on Sept 7th, the wife of John Reston, of a
An inquest was held this afternoon before Mr Samuel JOHNSON, coroner, and a jury, on the body of the infant son of John and Maria MILDON, of Richmond Park. The child was only five days old.
The medical evidence was to the effect that death had resulted in apoplexy and the jury returned a verdict accordingly.
Mr George FISHER M.H.R. has two sons of the Southern Cross in the free labor crew
Mr CAREY, who was injured while working with the free laborers at the Spit, has been granted an allowance from the accident fund of the Employers' Association.
Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, before Mr E LYNDON J.P
George HARLEY fined 10s and costs for a similar offence.
HBH 1890 Sept 12 ELLIS William funeral
Our Hastings Correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date: -
This afternoon the remains of the late William ELLIS were followed to their last resting place by a long procession of persons anxious to pay this practical tribute of sympathy and respect.
Not only were nearly all the residents in Hastings present, but many people attended from Napier and elsewhere, the Mayor of Napier being among their number.
The body was first taken to the church, into which it was borne by his friends, a a portion of the burial service was read by the Rev. J. HOBBS, who delivered a brief but touching address.
The coffin was covered with wreaths and cross of camellias, lilies, and roses.
After the ceremony in the church the body was taken to the Hastings cemetery,
where the concluding rites were performed.
Nomination for officers for the coming year took place at this meeting.
Following were nominated for the various offices: -
Sub-Superintendent-Mr J.G. GILBERD
Auditors-Messrs S.E.COOPER and W.HODGSON
The only business as yet has been the succession claims, about 200 of
which are gazetted. It is expected that a supplementary Gazette will be
issued shortly for the adjudication of re-hearing and subdivision cases.
The many friends in Hawke's Bay of the late Mr T Gilpin will read with deep interest the following extract from a private letter received in town referring to his death: - "Our mutual friend, T R W GILPIN, passed away on Saturday, August 23rd, from diphtheria, and was buried on the 25th. About 80 attended the funeral.
The floral tributes were numerous and very beautiful, showing how dearly
he was loved and respected."
GILPIN-Died at Melbourne, Australia, of diphtheria on the 23rd day of
Eldest son of Mary and Thomas Gilpin, Havelock, aged 34 years
A MAN, GIVING THE NAME OF John BROWN, was arrested at the SPIT on Saturday night by Constable HARVEY for drunkenness
At the Resident Magistrate's Court on Saturday- Captain PREECE R.M.
George HURLEY was fined £1 and 2s costs, or in default four days'
imprisonment for drunkenness.
Charitable Aid Board met yesterday
The police reported on the family of W.O. Mc LEOD, HASTINGS. It appeared
Constable RYAN wrote recommending that aid should be given to Mrs LIVINGSTONE, who had a family of five children, the eldest only six years of age. She was stated to be an industrious woman who had received nothing from her husband for two years, and he was now in gaol for maltreating her. Relief was ordered to be given
A similar case was reported from NAPIER, a Mrs HARPER and her family being destitute and the husband in gaol for beating her. Further enquiries to be made, as the woman was receiving some relief from other sources.
The Board considered the case of a Mrs ROWE, whose husband had deserted
her five months ago, taking even her blankets, and leaving her with three
small children. The husband, she had learned from her brother, who was
working as a fireman on board a SYDNEY steamer, getting £10 a month.
The wife obtained work at the PETANE Hotel, but lost it when the Hotel
changed hands. She had come to NAPIER in the hope of getting employment.
It was decided to give the family rooms in the refuge, and to take steps
to punish the husband.
The PIRATES Football Club will hold a smoke concert in the Masonic Hotel this evening for the purpose of bidding "goodbye" to Mr John FLEMING, one of their most popular members, who is leaving the district. The chair will be taken at 8 o'clock and all members are requested to attend.
DALGETY and Co have a two-stripper flax mill for sale
Sale at residence of Mr C LOUND, Milton Road (Napier)
Bankrupt sale of book debts of E.W.BLACKWELL
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday: -
Joseph SANDERS for insobriety was fined 10s and costs
George GREY similarly charged was dismissed with a caution.
The Hospital Trustees met yesterday
Messrs SWAN (Chair)
Messrs COHEN and BEGG were appointed as visiting committee for the ensuing
At a special meeting of the Municipal Council Hastings this afternoon a vote of condolence with the ex-Mayor, Mr G.ELLIS on the death of his son, was unanimously passed.
Those present were the Mayor and Crs BEILBY, FitzRoy, FOREMAN, HUGHES, LAND, Mc EWAN, and MURDOCH
A letter of apology for non-attendance was received from cr. WILLIAMS.
Edward WRIGHT charged with committing damage exceeding the value of £5 to a building at GREENMEADOWS with intent to defraud Daniel WOODS.
R.C.TYLEE, H.A.BANNER, W.J.BROWN, D.GLENDENNING and E. WRIGHT gave evidence.
In the first action Charles W GREENWOOD sought to recover from Henry MONTEITH the sum of £15 8s for amounts alleged to have been collected by defendant in his own bankrupt estate .more and after lengthy evidence the Bench ordered a nonsuit.
Second action positions were reversed-evidence was taken and another nonsuit was recorded.
GUY v the CLIVE Road Board has been received by the SUPREME Court and will be read later this morning.
Daniel WOODS v Edward WRIGHT has been adjourned until 24th instant.
HALLENSTEIN Brothers and Co v Charles SANDERS
HBH 1890 Sept 18 Working Men's Club
The anniversary of the Napier Working Men's Club was celebrated by a smoke concert and entertainment in the lecture hall of the institution last evening.
Mr W.J.GRUNDY, president of the club (Chair)
Mr S.SPENCE filled the vie-chair
Toasts were proposed and responded to by Messrs SPENCE, WIGHTMAN, HORNSBY, GRUNDY, PLOWMAN, G.H.SWAN, COHEN, G.F.MORLEY, T.SIDEY, BEAR, C.WILSON, K.BEECHAM, and C.LOUND.
Interspersed with the speeches were songs and recitations by: -
Messrs W. SIMPSON, W.PLOWMAN, R and K. BEECHAM, METTAM, BODEN, T.THORNTON,
W.H.SEARLE, A. SHARROCK, J.W.SMITH, MORRELL, LACY, R.P.PATTERSON, and
ROBJOHNS, and Mr J.W.D. FOLEY sang two songs and gave an exceedingly funny
The following gentlemen were elected: -
The other candidates were: -
The following is the result of the CLYDE Town Board biennial elections held yesterday:
The first five were declared elected. Very little interest was taken
in the election.
The Native Land Court, under Judges BARTON and Von STURMER has sat continuously since the Court opened on the 8th instant, and a large number of succession claims have been dealt with and orders made in favour of the successful claimants, but the natives have been somewhat dilatory, in consequence of which a good many claims have been adjourned or struck out.
Yesterday morning the Court commenced on the rehearsing of the subdivision cases adjourned from GISBORNE, the first case being the HERCHERETAU block, portion of Mr Hunter BROWN'S run, in which the native owners appealed against the partition made by Judge WILSON at the last sitting of the Court at WAIROA, by which partition their principal settlement at WHAKAI, taking in the church and burial ground, was included in the division allotted to Mr BROWN.
.....more..then the court gave judgment this forenoon, awarding to Mr Brown 2669 acres (out of 8820 comprising the whole block), as an equivalent for the three and a quarter shares he had purchased, the native retaining the residue (including settlements, lagoon, &c) of the land, which is made inalienable.
The partition is looked upon as a very satisfactory one by all parties, and Mr BROWN will now get a Land Transfer Act title for his portion.
Great credit is due to Mr J.P.HAMLIN for his efficient management of
Robert STIRLING was yesterday charged before Mr G.M.SWAN and Dr SPENCER J.P's with drunkenness, and was fined 10s, or in default 48 hours imprisonment
Messrs GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN have already got the timber on the ground
for the new MEANEE Bridge. The old bridge was in good order, but during
times of flood proved a great obstruction. The new bridge is to be constructed
on the most approved principles, and will be a handsome structure.
Letters of apology were received from Messrs LUCKIE, EVETT, and STOCK. Chair occupied by Mr George RYMER.
The address, presented by Mr T.SIDEY TO Mr W. HESLOP with a hog skin saddle, cloth, martingale, and bridle, of Mr J. Mc VAY'S manufacture, and also with a tastefully mounted whip bearing the following inscription: -"Presented to W.HESLOP, Esq., by the Town and Suburban Racing Club, TARADALE, N.Z. 1890."
The recipient responded in a suitable manner, and in the course of his
speech gave some interesting reminiscences of racing in the early days,
going back as far as 1863.
Retiring members re-elected, with the addition of Mr Mc DOUGALL, who takes the place of Mr J.HARKER. Mr S Mc GREEVY was at the top with 81 votes, and "Professor" MOORE took bottom place with 13.-
A man named Richard WHELAN was brought up this morning before the local justices, charged with lunacy, and was remanded to NAPIER. He had a contract for scrub cutting near WANSTEAD, and two or three weeks ago developed symptoms of mental aberration. Yesterday two messengers were despatched from Wanstead for Constable BROSNAHAN, who returned with them, and on the road arrested WHELAN two miles from WAIPUKURAU. WHELAN was wandering about without boots and as the constable apprehended him he spouted politics. He also announced his intention of standing for Parliament.
The licensing committee for WAIPAWA today granted a transfer of the license
for the EXCHANGE Hotel from James GLASS to Thomas PARKINSON, lately from
BINGHAM-FLETCHER-On September 17th, William F Bingham, late of NELSON,
Robert STERLING charged before Messrs F.SUTTON and J.H. VAUTIER, J.P'S with a third offence of drunkenness, fined and costs, or in default 14 days' hard labor.
At the Police Court today, before Messrs FitzROY and WELLWOOD J.P's, CHEER fined 5s and costs for being drunk. He asked for time to pay, and as Sergeant PICKERING gave him a good character his request was granted
T.HOY-allowing a horse to stray-fined 10s and costs or in default seven day's imprisonment
R. SOWERBY-charged with allowing two horses to stray. Pleaded not guilty, stating that he had put the horses' covers on the previous evening, and put them in his paddock, and the next day he was told that they were in the pound.-Dismissed with a caution.
A respectable looking woman name Annie BEY was yesterday charged with having stabbed her husband Harold BEY. Inspector KIELY stated that Mr BEY had gone to his home in Lucknow Terrace at 5 p.m. on Thursday, and after working for a time in his garden went inside. Accused charged him with being drunk, high words followed, and accused stabbed him with a sharp pointed knife in the right side.
The Inspector asked for a remand for the production of medical and other
evidence, and this was agreed to, bail being allowed with two sureties
of £25 each. BEY'S injuries are fortunately not serious, but he
lost a considerable quantity of blood.
The concert in aid of the strike fund attracted a very large audience to the Gaiety Theatre on Saturday evening, the building being full. Prior to the concert a torchlight procession was formed on the top of Shakespeare hill, and looked extremely picturesque as it wound down the road and into Hastings Street.
The procession being headed by a full band, and consisted of members of the following unions: - Wharf Laborers', Typographical, Working Men's Association, Saddlers', Timber Workers', &c.
The audience at the concert were very warm in their applause, and many
items were encored.
Messrs POPPELWELL, METTAM, SIMPSON, TOON, BLACKMORE, FORNE and BODEN
Masters SMITH-clever Scotch dancing
Concert was bought to an end by Messrs Mc KNIGHT and HEDLEY dancing a double hornpipe.
Mesdames MACLAREN AND reading acted as accompanists, and Mr Mc RAE as piper/
Resident Court held on SATURDAY-Mr W.R.BLYTHE, J.P
Patrick CLEARKIN was fined 10s and costs, or in default 48 hours' hard labor, for a second offence of drunkenness
Charles LODGE-a first offender, was dismissed with a caution.
Mr D.N.ADAMS-secretary of the Hawke's Bay Trade Protection Society
A lady principal is wanted for the Girls' College WANGANUI
Mr J.B. MACDONALD resumes account collecting for Mr John GRIFFIN
A first and final dividend of 6s in the £1 is payable in the estate of Edward White BLACKWELL
Mr A.N. Mc LEOD inserts a Licensing Act notice
During the visit of the WIRTH Brothers to NAPIER with their circus they were negotiating by cable for a Wild West show on the lines of that rendered famous by buffalo bill.
The negotiations were successful, and the show arrived in AUCKLAND by the last San Francisco mail boat, and is now doing immense business in the northern city. NAPIER is to be included in the tour, but the New Zealand season is very limited as to time, the show will open here for probably two nights only, commencing about the 6th of October.
Messrs R.H.BEATTIE and R.JOHNSON, managers in advance, and Mr J.HUGO,
advance agent, arrived by the TARAWERA yesterday to make arrangements
for the NAPIER season.
PIERCE-On the 20th September, at Gladstone Road Napier, the wife of G.N.PIERCE, of a son
HBH 1890 Rugby Union Carnival
The sports committee and officers of the Rugby Union athletic carnival met yesterday and arranged the programme, and elected the following officers: -
Judges for Champion tourney and kicking
For running: -
Starter: - Mr J HEMPTON
BISHOP-NEAL-On September 23rd, at the residence of J Herbert NEAL (brother
of the bride) by the Rev C.E. BEECROFT, Benjamin Henry, second son of
B.A.BISHOP of AUCKLAND, to Martha Alice, fourth daughter of Robert Neal
of Epsom AUCKLAND
Dr ROSS met with a rather nasty accident yesterday. Shortly after he mounted his horse in a paddock, the animal being fresh, bucked and threw his rider.
Dr ROSS fell on his shoulder and was immediately taken into the hospital, where the caretaker, with the assistance of one or two others, applied the usual surgical bandages and treatment under the doctor's own directions.
The injury is believed to be only a simple fracture of the scapula, but the patient fears some little internal injury also. Dr de LISLE is expected from NAPIER by steamer tomorrow to attend to Dr. ROSS.
The MAORI SYNOD of the Church of England mission of the diocese of WAIAPU was held at WHAKAKI on Monday, the Bishop of WAIAPU, Archdeacon W.L.WILLIAMS, Rev. A WILLIAMS, Rev. W.WELSH, and a number of native clergy and laity, being present.
The next meeting of the MAORI SYNOD will be held at MOHAKA in April next.
Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday-Captain PREECE R.M.
A man who gave the name of Thomas SMITH was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
HBH 1890 Sept 25
Licensing Committee for the Ormondville district
Messrs G.GRANT sen
As only the above were nominated they were elected without a poll
An interpleader summons was heard in the case of John CANTLE v Thomas GEBBIE, a claim to recover £8 17s 6d on a judgment summons. Various articles in the possession of GEBBIE had been seized by distress.
The articles seized proved to be included in a bill of sale, GEBBIE to
Samuel FLYGER, and it was contended by Mr Mc LEAN, who appeared for FLYGER,
that they could be taken in distress
Mr J.F.JARDINE-Hon Secretary and Treasurer
Following Officers were elected for the ensuing year: -
MACLEAN-On the 23rd September, at the Bank of New Zealand, Waipawa,
Mr Alexander Mc KAY of TAMUMU, met with a severe accident yesterday on returning from PORANGAHAU. About a mile and a half from his homestead, his horse which was not properly broken in, suddenly shied, and threw his rider, who was taken unawares. His state is considered critical at present-he sustained some injury to the spine when falling, besides some nasty cuts to the head.
This afternoon the police got hold of another "hard case," "John LONG," and with some difficulty got him to the lock up. I was a spectator of the arrest, and the language used is beyond all description.
Resident Magistrate's Court-yesterday, Captain PREECE R.M.
Mark GREEN-charged with drunkenness.
A meeting of the TAKAPU CALEDONIAN SOCIETY took place at the TAKAPAU HOTEL last night.
Mr TULLY-vice-president in the chair
Mr P.GOW declining the office of president
Sub-committee formed for grounds, games, financial, and educational aid.
Following gentlemen were appointed: -
Messrs: - WORRALL, GAVIN, DEATH, SHUGAR, GARFORTH, TUCKER, O'CONNOR, GIBSON, and R.ANGUS
HBH 1890 Sept 29 Brother JOSEPH
The many friends of the Rev. Brother JOSEPH, formerly in charge of the Catholic schools, on the Shakespeare Road, will regret to learn of his ill health which shows no sign of permanent improvement.
The damp quarters in which the Marist Brothers dwell at CHRISTCHURCH,
coupled with the continuous strain of teaching and conducting a large
establishment, appears to have completely broken down his constitution,
and his recovery from his recent severe indisposition is painfully slow.
This is their fifth season, and during that period they had won the senior cup twice and the junior cup four times, and had eleven men in the representative team this year.
Mr MORRISON responded
During evening recitations and songs were performed by: -
Messrs BROPHY, BEAL, CARVER, DUNCAN, PARKER, WHITTINGTON,
Ormondville correspondent writes under Saturday's date: -
The usual monthly meeting of the Ormondville Farmers' Club was held last night.
Messrs HENSON (CHAIRMAN)
The Foresters and printers of NAPIER mustered strongly yesterday to attend the funeral of the late Henry Charles Leigh YATES, who died in his 29th year, and who when living worked as a printer and was a member of Court Sir Charles Napier, A.O.F.
The disease to which he ultimately succumbed only manifested itself within a comparatively recent period, up to which time he was always regarded as a healthy young man, and he took an active part in cricket, football, and other athletic sports.
He was a native of NAPIER, and was apprenticed in the HERALD office, where he rose to be foreman of the night room, highly respected by his fellow workmen and by his employers.
Some time since, desiring to give up night work, he obtained employment on the Telegraph, where again he succeeding in winning the esteem of his employer and his fellow workmen.
When he became to ill to leave his house, Mr KNOWLES kindly allowed him to have a printers' "case" at his home, where almost up to the last he did a little to help in supporting his wife and family. His fellow workmen also assisted him by weekly contributions from their earnings.
The Anglican burial service was read at the grave yesterday by the Rev. De Bert Hovell, and the Foresters' funeral service was read by J.G.GILBERD.
It is the intention of the printers of Napier to erect a memorial stone over the grave of their departed comrade.
The deceased leaves a wife and family, a mother, and several brothers
and sisters to mourn his death.
YATES-At Enfield Road Napier, on 25th September, Henry Charles Leigh
Yates, aged 29 years.
AMERICA to NZ-AUCKLAND
There is (says the N.Z.HERALD) an American lady-a Mrs CURTIS, a widow residing in AUCKLAND at present, who, it appears came to New Zealand at the solicitation of relatives living in NAPIER, who represented to her they were wealthy, and that if she came to NAPIER she could live in comparative comfort the remainder of her days.
But, to her dismay, upon her arrival in NAPIER, instead of the luxurious home she so confidently anticipated, she found her principal relation quartered in the NAPIER REFUGE.
Her situation was indeed, a pitiable one-a stranger in a strange land, without means and without friends who could assist her.
Finally the Mayor of Napier, who knew her friends, and the lamentable predicament they had placed her in through their misrepresentations, generously came to her assistance and paid her passage to AUCKLAND and gave her £1 to assist her for a few days.
She appeals for aid, sufficient to get her to HONOLULU, where she has friends who will assist her from there on.
Mr J.D.CONNOLLY, the American Consul, will receive contributions from those disposed to give.
He has already received several sums from a number of those to whom the
circumstances of the case have been explained.
Mrs ALEXANDER, wife of Mr. M. ALEXANDER, expressman, and sister of Mr
H.P. COHEN died suddenly at her residence in Dickens Street, Napier yesterday
morning. She had been treated by Dr. MENZIES for heart disease, to which
cause her death was due.
Ireland to Auckland
The centenarian George SCOTT died last night at his son's residence in PONSONBY.
He was born in DONEGAL one hundred and one years ago, and saw the French land in Ireland in 1898.
Scott came to New Zealand in 1845.
He was wonderfully strong up to the time of his death, and up to the last few days regularly smoked his pipe.
His death is believed to have resulted from sheer old age, as he had
A meeting of those interested in the wine and spirit trade, brewers, cordial and aerated water makers, and publicans took place this afternoon.
Delegates from Christchurch and Napier were present
Mr John PLIMMER (Chair)
Letter to Editor from J.R. ELLIOTT
Resident Magistrate's Court
Monday Sept 29-Captain PREECE R.M.
James COGLAN-allowed six cows to wander on the public road at WAITANGI.
Some days ago a well known country settler had laid a wager that he would ride one horse 120 miles in 24 hours. Yesterday the back of time instructed the stakeholder that he would forfeit his deposit of £5 rather than complete the wager, and the deposit money was handed to Mr A. LEAN, the backer of the horse.
Ormondville Farmers' Club have adopted a resolution thanking Mr J.H.COLEMAN for his opposition on the Rabbit Board to the introduction of stoats and weasels into Hawke's Bay. The members of the club were of the opinion that the cure for the rabbit pest would be worse than the disease.
A KAEIOI correspondent sends an account of a gathering there to bid farewell to Mr Jonathan OSTLE, who for the past three years has been engaged on Government road contracts in that district. During the evening a number of songs were given and speeches made, in which he was assured of the esteem and goodwill of his fellow-workers and the neighboring settlers.
Mr OSTLE leaves for ENGLAND, en route for America, where he has obtained
a more lucrative appointment.
Our Waipawa Correspondent writes under yesterday's date: -
There was a large attendance at Mr A. McKAY's funeral yesterday.
About eight horsemen came from TAMUMU, and old settlers from all parts of the district flocked in, anxious to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased.
Intense indignation is felt throughout the district at the action of the coroner in insisting on holding an inquest, in defiance of the wishes of the relatives and the medical adviser of the deceased.
I hear that the matter will form the subject of further enquiry, and that Drs REED and GODFRAY are taking steps to have the matter thoroughly sifted.
Mr Mc KAY was conscious after the accident, and up to his death, gave a clear account of the affair to his relatives and his medical adviser, who certified to the cause of death.
The electoral roll for WAIPAWA has just been completed. It numbers 2524
names. The supplementary roll will comprise several hundred names.
The Napier Bowling Club will open their season on the new green in Dalton Street Napier.
At the end of last season the club decided to obtain a ground of their own in a central position, and about three months ago a few of the members purchased something over half an acre from the Borough council for £500. Another £300 has since been spent in forming the green, and bringing it into play under the supervision of Messrs J.DINWIDDIE, W.MILLER, C.D.KENNEDY.
Mr J. FERGUSSON carried out the difficult task of turfing very satisfactorily, while Mr W.H WUNDRUM supervised the fencing.
Mrs MAIR (nee SPERREY) has forward pictures to the Paris Exhibition, for which she received a gold medal, these have been returned to NAPIER and are at present on view at the Athenaeum. The subjects are all studies of Maoris with the exception of one landscape ..more
OWEN-On September 29th, the wife of H. OWEN, of a son.
The A.G.M. of the Union Rowing Club was held at the Provincial Hotel
Following Officers were elected: -
Auditors-Messrs T.M. GIFFORD and S.E. COOPER
Patrick CABLES-drunkenness-pleaded guilty-fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours imprisonment
Patrick Mc GRATH-charged with unlawfully beating and assaulting Edward PARTINGTON
Deposed: -Edward PARTINGTON had some transactions with defendant in firewood.
Witness bought 200 cords from him and paid him £103. He had not
received more than £20 worth, and could get no more. It was being
The chief business was the hearing of the "trials" for ordination of the Rev. Middleton RYBURN, who has received a call from the GISBORNE church.
Mr RYBURN acquitted himself to the entire satisfaction of the Presbytery, the matter and manner of his discourses giving promise of a most successful ministry.
The Revs.S.DOUGLAS, MEANEE, and W.RAEBURN, of WAIROA, were appointed
commissioners of the Presbytery to ordain and induct Mr RYBURN to the
GISBORNE church on the 19th instant. The Rev. H.W.JOHNSTON was appointed
to moderate in a call to the Rev. W.STEWART, at WOODVILLE, on Wednesday
Now that the sea wall on the Marine Parade, Napier has been extended another fifteen chains north, it would be well that the road and footpath should be completed and formed for that distance. As it is at present, the northern end of the parade presents a very unsightly appearance.
One of Messrs SMITH and PROVIS' cart horses caused some excitement at the Spit yesterday morning. The animal shied and went over the side between the two bridges near the Union Company's offices. The driver went in after his steed, and after some trouble the dumb animal was got on shore again.
Yesterday was "pension day," and the Customs office was surrounded by veterans come to receive the dole which a more or less grateful country metes out to them.
Mr PATTEN is the Imperial pension's officer for NAPIER, and in his district are 34 Imperial pensioners who draw an aggregate sum of from £600 to £70 annually.
The largest of the pensions is £40 per annum, and the smallest
Ranger's Report and Correspondence: -
From the Secretary of the Woodville Small Farm Association, enclosing copy of the registrar of marriage of A.F.HIRST to Martha MAISEY, and requesting on behalf of Mrs MAISEY, that her husband's name might be substituted for hers as owner of Section 14, in the Woodville Special Settlement Block-Application granted
From Toha ROHURAHU, asking to be allowed to purchase the half acre of land at the Pilot Reserve, Wairoa, which has been used as a native burial ground-Resolved that the Native Burial Ground be included in TOHA's application for section 17, Turiroa, and that Toha be called upon to pay for the excess over the area applied for
From the Ranger, enclosing reports on the Ormondville and Victoria Special Settlements and asking whether a natural division, such as a ravine or deep bank of a stream, would be allowed as the fenced boundary of an enclosure to fencing-It was resolved that natural boundaries which are stock-proof should be accepted as fences
From the Ranger, reporting on the improvement, effected at the end of the fourth year on sections 4, 7, 23, and 24 in the Woodville Block-Resolved that the Ranger's report on section 4 held by Mrs MAISEY and section 7 held by John MURRAY, be accepted as satisfactory, and that the holders of sections 1 (John WILLIAMS), 23 (George GREY), and 24 (John MORGAN) be granted an extension of nine months' time in which to complete the necessary fencing.
From the Ranger, reporting on the Ormondville Settlement-Resolved that
the improvements on sections 122, 124, 127, 128, 138 be passed as completed.
It was also decided to grant an extension of time for nine months to the
holders of the following sections in which to complete the necessary improvements:
Report from Ranger on Victoria Settlement-The Chairman informed the Board that he had inspected the Ranger's selection and found the necessary improvements effected. It was resolved that the second year improvements on the following sections be passed as completed: -Sections 1-10, 12-18, 20, 22-27, 29-33
From the Town Clark requesting permission to sell the late Patrick CLARK's interest in section 34, Victoria Special Settlement, and asking for an extension of time to enable the purchaser to effect the necessary improvements-Nine months extension granted.
Application of P. DEBRENEY to purchase section 3, Block VIII, Kumeroa Village-approved
Considering given to the motion standing in Mr TANNER's name, for the
reduction of the price of Crown Lands in the Takapau district-postponed
till next meeting.
BAKER v TYE
HACKETT v INGRAM-It appeared that the authority to sell the mare had been made out to Thomas INGRAM and the summons taken out against William INGRAM, the father of Thomas.
Plaintiff therefore nonsuited with costs and counsel's fees.
HBH 1890 October 3 WATSON James
Later he was found dead, still sitting in the chair, and it seems evident that he passed away without a struggle of any kind. An inquest was held today, when medical evidence was given to the effect that death was due to aneurism.
The jury returned a verdict of "died from natural causes."
Thos interested in football will be able to witness on Saturday at 3 p.m., a match between the AHURIRI and CALADONIAN third teams.
Following will represent the AHURIRI'S: -
B FRANKLIN, MUNROE, CHASE, WRIGHTSON, HERON, HAYDEN (Captain), SMITH, MILLER, Mc DONALD, RENOUF, CREAGH, CURRAN, EARNY, WILLIAMS and FRANKLIN
Mr HALL is the son of the late Mr J.L. HALL, whose name was for many years a household word in New Zealand theatrical circles, and the undoubted ability of the latter gentleman as an able and conscientious actor is apparent in the junior members of the family.
Mr Harry HALL played the part of the dwarf steward when "Rip" was presented by the Wellington Operatic Society in February last.
He leaves for Napier on Saturday morning and will arrive here in time
for the next rehearsal of "Rip Van Winkle," which will be held
in the Theatre Royal tomorrow evening at half past 7 o'clock.
The Annual General Meeting of the Napier Fire Brigade was held at the fire station last evening.
Superintendent WATERWORTH presided, and there were 26 firemen present.
Following officers were elected: -
Six months' leave of absence was granted to Fireman ROSS and Engineer
HOLLAND, to Engineer HOLLAND, who is about to visit ENGLAND, it was decided
to give a circular letter
Waipawa Correspondent under yesterday's date: -
No Civil business of any public interest in the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Adjourned case of LIMBRICK v GILBERD-judgment for plaintiff for breaches of contract for alterations to the Imperial Hotel
Henry HIGGS fined £5 for rescuing a horse that was being driven to the pound
Edward Mc SHERRY fined £3 and costs for crating a disturbance by provoking one SMITH to fight, near the Methodist Church, Waipawa, a similar charge against SMITH being dismissed.
George WILSON and PERCY, the impounder for the Waipawa Town Board, charged
A serious accident befell Mr H.B. THOMPSON, of this town, at WAIPUKURAU last week.
Whilst breaking in a young horse he received a nasty spill and kick,
the result being a couple of broken ribs, which compelled him to lay up
for a few weeks to recuperate.
The A G M of the SCINDE Lawn Tennis Club was held last night at the Athenaeum in the room kindly lent for the purpose by the Young Men's Christian Association with Mr W.F.J. ANDERSON (chair)
Following officers were elected: -
President-Mr Edward LYNDON (re-elected)
HBH 1890 October 4 H B J C
Monthly meeting of HAWKE'S Bay Jockey Club
Messrs J.D.ORMOND, W.SHRIMPTON, A.C. LANG, G.P. DONNELLY, C.A. FitzRoy, F.LOGAN, H.GAISFORD, Dr. RUSSELL.
Following gentlemen riders were elected: -
Messrs N.C. SHAW, Langley SHAW, Fred CAULTON, Charles CAULTON,
HARDING-WALLACE-At the Presbyterian Church, Papatoetoe, AUCKLAND, by
the Rev. J. MACEY, M.A., assisted by the Rev. D.J.STEELE, Maurice, son
of Mr John HARDING, of Mount Vernon, Hawke's Bay, to Mary, daughter of
Mr James WALLACE, of PAPATOETOE, and grand-daughter of the late Mr OVERTON.
At the R M Court this morning, before Messrs T.K. NEWTON and J.R. DUNCAN J.P's
John CUNNINGHAM-charged with drunkenness-REMANDED
R.M.COURT yesterday-Captain PREECE R.M.
Civil cases disposed of: -
DICKENSON v Taite KUPA
WATSON-At GISBORNE, on October 1st, 1890, James WATSON of Havelock aged 49 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence for the Havelock cemetery tomorrow (Sunday) at 2 p.m.
Friends will please accept this intimation.
WARDELL-SHEEHAN-On 24th September, at St. Mary's Church, NAPIER, by the
Rev F. GROGAN, Herbert S. WARDELL of Te WHITI, MASTERTON, to Lucie, widow
of the late John SHEEHAN, of NAPIER.
Resident Magistrate's Court-Captain PREECE, R.M.
Two small boys named Henry Harper FULLBROOK and Arthur NEAL were charged
with stealing and taking away a spring trap and a horse, seven suites
of clothes, and twelve pairs of slippers, valued at £40, their property
of one Henry John AXFORD (a hawker who left his trap and horse in Barry
Bros' yard, Tennyson on Friday morning, when he returned the whole outfit
.then the parents of both boys
were in Court and Inspector KIELY said that the boy's escapade might have
led to serious consequences, as the horse had only recently been broken
.then it was decided to
adjourn the Court for half an hour in order that the accused might be
flogged by their parents. Half an hour later Captain PREECE resumed his
seat and Sergeant CULLEN reported that the boys had been soundly birched
in the interim.
Resident Court-Captain PREECE R.M yesterday
Catherine ROSE and William ROSE-the notorious ROSE couple- an alleged assault.
Mr CRESSWELL asked the bench to deal severely with the case, as the time
of the Court was taken up altogether too much with the differences of
the pair. Captain PREECE said that the two should be tethered in opposite
ends of a 40-acre paddock. On complainant entering the box, she commenced
a voluble history of the 16 months over which her married life had extended.
Players selected to do battle for the St PAULS' Band of Hope: -
PEDDIE, A.RENOUF, MACFARLANE, MILLER, P.BEAR, SIMMONDS, KELLY, T.BEAR (captain), JAMIESON, GOLDSMITH, HOLT, BOWMAN, KELSALL, GAY, PRESLING
Emergencies: -NORTON (2), WATT, P.KELLY.
Resident Court-Captain PREECE held yesterday
A man named J.B. LANE has been arrested for arson in connection with the destruction of his cottage by fire on Friday night. He was remanded for a week.
HBH 1890 October 9 local
A report of the Gun Club's meeting at FARNDON Park yesterday, forwarded to us went astray, as we did not receive it, but we hear that the two principal events were won by Messrs Edward and William BROUGHTON.
A TAUPO resident reports that there have lately been very heavy discharges of steam from RUAPEHU.
The Free Association of Employers and Workmen of HAWKE'S BAY have made compensation allowances to the following members: -
P.J.CORRY-accident while unloading the s.s. SOUTHERN CROSS
Mr HUNTER has returned from a trip through the Bush districts, where he has been conducting a personal canvass of the electors.
At the Resident Magistrate Court yesterday
Michael Sullivan-drunkenness-also further charge of destroying sundry articles the property of William John NICHOLSON-licensee of the West Clive Hotel....more..(also mentioned was Mr NICHOLSON Sen. Who gave evidence...more..then ran over to the Clive Police station for assistance. The constable was absent at the races. Then William CLAY succeeded in passifying the imitator of John. L. SULLIVAN, and took him out of the house. Constable GANTLEY afterwards arrived from NAPIER
Accused fined £1, with costs 2s, and ordered to pay £2 10s
as compensation for the damage done, or in default to be imprisoned for
one month with hard labor. He elected to go to gaol.
Mr John BURNS is going back to the workshop. Mr Burn's constituents (writes
the London correspondent of the Argus) are failing to pay up. They promised
to give him £3 a week while he represented BATTERSEA on the County
Council. But the funds are done, and as Mr BURNS cannot afford to take
money from other sources, he drops his political and other work and goes
back to his engineering. It is not a creditable thing to the working men
The newly formed branch of the Independent Order of RECHABITES appears to be making headway. It has not been in existence quite three months, yet at the meeting last night the secretary reported 22 members on the books up to the end of last month.
The financial report was not less satisfactory, showing a good credit balance carried to the sick and funeral fund for the time the Tent has been working.
Prior to the meeting of adults a juvenile branch was formally instituted by D.D.C.R. BRO. A.H.HERON, who then installed the following officers: -
C.R, Bro. J.THOMSON
The Superintendents appointed to have charge of this nursery for temperance are the instituting officer named above and Bro. E.J. MOUNTIER.
The meetings will take place fortnightly.
SYLVE AND LAWTON'S Surprise Company will open in the Theatre Royal on Monday evening next. Of the two principals Mr. Alf LAWTON is a good comedian and specialist, while SYLVE is one of the most remarkable exponents of balancing and juggling expertness ever seen in the colony.
In addition to these other members of the company appear in musical and
character sketches. Mr A.E. WIILCOTT, the advance agent for the company
is now in town arranging for the opening.
Resident Magistrate's Court-
Elizabeth HUNT-charged with drunkenness and was dismissed with a caution.
William H. LULY-arrested on a similar charge, had his bail estreated.
The Registrar of Electors in his effort to purge the Napier Rolls has
sent out a great number of objections. To some of them he has received
very peculiar replies. One uncivil elector merely returned the objection
laconically endorsed "this is a lie."
Captain TURNER, surveyor, who is laying off the new dray road between WAIROA and NAPIER, and who has the reputation of being one of the best road surveyors in the colony, visited here a few days ago........more....then Captain RUSSELL thanked by WAIROA people for a work he has taken a great interest in.
Judges-Messrs J.H.COLEMAN and R.WELLWOOD
Stewards-Messrs F.D. LUCKIE, J.ANDERSON, junr., and A.TICKNER
CLASS 177-white wheat
CLASS 180-short oats
CLASS 181-malting barley
CLASS 182-Cape barley
CLASS 186-Assortment of turnip seed
CLASS 187-assortment of linseed
CLASS 188-sack of potatoes
CLASS 189-sack of carrots
Extra exhibits, various samples of maize
Judges-Messrs A.McKENZIE and A.BOYLE
CLASS 4, entire horse-4yr old upwards
1.BAKER and Co
CLASS 5, yearling filly
CLASS 9, mare any age-in foal or with goal at foot
Messrs R.HAY and D. McMASTER
Stewards: Messrs J.STUDHOLME and J.JAMIESON
CLASS 51-bull under 15 months
CLASS 52-bull 15 months and under 27 months
CLASS 53-bull 27 months and under 39 months
CLASS 54-bull 39 months and upwards
CLASS 55-heifer under 15 months
CLASS 57-cow, 27 months and upwards
PUREBRED CATTLE ANY OTHER BREED
CLASS 58-bull under 15 months
CLASS 61-bull 39 months and upwards
CLASS 64-cow 27 months and upwards
CLASS 67-cow 27 months and upwards
Class 68-DAIRY COW
Judge- Mr McMASTERS
CLASS 69-two fat bullocks 3 ½ years and under
CLASS 70-two fat bullocks over 3 1/2 years
CLASS 32. emtire best calculated to improve the breed of carriage horses.
Class 35. single carriage horse-not under 15 ½ hands
CLASS 36-pair of buggy horses under 15 ½ hands
CLASS 37-single buggy horse under 15 ½ hands
CLASS 40-ENTIRE BEST CALCULATED TO IMPROVE THE BREE OF SADDLE HORSES.
CLASS 41-mare best calculated to produce saddle horses
CLASS 42-heavy-weight hack, up to 14 stone
CLASS 43-light-weight hack up to 11 stone
CLASS 44-lady's hack
CLASS 45-cober over 14 but not exceeding 14 1/;2 hands
CLASS 46-entire pony under 14 hands
CLASS 48-pony- 13 and not exceeding 14 hands
CLASS 49-pony over 11 and under 13 hands
CLASS 50-pony-11 hands or under
We do not pay so much attention to the smaller Industries of the farm as those in the south, and the profitable pig is one of the things neglected. While we import bacon from Canterbury we cannot expect a big show of live pigs. Even the comparatively small exhibits of yesterday would have been fewer if Mr ROWE, the well-known Christchurch breeder, brought up five animals, which gained four first awards and one second. Three other prize-takers exhibited by other owners were also bred by Mr ROWE.
CLASS 148-Berkshire boar any age
CLASS 149-Berkshire sow any age
CLASS 150-Yorkshire boar any age
CLASS 151-Yorkshore sow any age
Judges-Messrs J.NEAL and R.SMITH
Stewards-Messrs F.D.LUCKIE, J.ANDERSON, A TICKNER.
CLASS 191-salt butter
CLASS 192-fresh butter
CLASS 193-fancy butter
CLASS 195-provincial cured hams
CLASS 196-provincial cured bacon
CLASS 197-extracted honey
CLASS 199-home made white bread
CLASS 200-home made brown bread
Judges-Rev. F.E.T. SIMCOX and Mr J. O. EVETT
CLASS 222-fox terriers
2. A.H.HOPKINSON-St. Bernard Dog- Extra Exhibit
Miscellaneous Provincial Produce
The section, once was one of the most attractive at the society's annual shows, was again remarkable for lack of entries. Mr SWAN was the only exhibitor of malt liquors, and his exhibit was sampled freely as long as it lasted. For malt he obtained a first prize and a first and second for draught beer.
Judges-Messrs W. McKENZIE and R. SMITH
There were 16 beardies, 19 long-haired and six short-haired dogs exhibited. These dogs were of a very good class and a great improvement upon last year's exhibits.
Judges-Rev A.S.WEBB, and Mr W.MILLER
Steward-Mr G. ROACH
CLASS 155-Aylesbury ducks
CLASS 160-Cochin Chinas
CLASS 162-Light Brahmas
CLASS 163-dark Brahmas
CLASS 167- any other brand
Judges-Messrs A.C.LANG and N.KETTLE
There were few exhibits in the various classes, but those sent were of good quality.
CLASS 170-Lincoln hoggets-most valuable six fleeces
The Rev. S. WILLIAMS and Clive Grange Estate also exhibited
CLASS 171-Lincoln; most valuable six fleeces
CLASS 172-half bred hoggets-most valuable six fleeces
CLASS 174-merino hoggets-most valuable six fleeces
The prize for the most valuable fleece I the show was awarded to this exhibit.
CLASS 175-merino-most valuable six fleeces
CLASS 176-most valuable six fleeces
For full particulars apply to
Hastings property for sale
Those Sections in Lyndon Street formerly used as C.B.HOADLEY and Co-Sheep
Free Association of Employers and Workmen of Hawke's Bay
1214 Workers joined to date
168 Guarantors to protection fund £12,765
NEW SUBSCRIBING MEMBERS
Notice No 219
Notice No 28
Under write of sale between John Davis CANNING and (under judgment of Revivor*typed as written-Elaine) George Edward Gordon RICHARDSON and George Edward SAINSBURY, Executors of the said John Davis CANNING, deceased, Plaintiffs
Henare MATUA, of PORANGAHAU, an Aboriginal Native of New Zealand, Defendant.
Notice is hereby given that I Paul Adolphus Frederick BIRCH, Sheriff
of the District of Hawke's Bay, will sell, or cause to be sold on Friday
24th October inst., at 2 p.m. (unless execution of
All that the share, estate, right or interest of Henare MATUA, the above
named Defendant in the Provincial District of Hawke's bay, in the colony
of New Zealand, containing by measurement
October 1st 1890
The following entries were received:-
MAIDEN FLAT RACE
There will be a general meeting of the NAPIER Football Club this evening at the CRITERION Hotel for the presentation of the trophies given by Mr P.GORMAN and Mr S.E.COOPER.
Mr Gorman's trophy for best all round player in the seniors during the season, has been awarded to Mr R.W.WHITE
Mr Cooper's trophy for the best all round play among the juniors has been secured by S.JAGO.
HBH 1890 October 13 local news
Mr W.A.AMNER has received Newcastle Coal
Tenders are invited by the Union Rowing club for the removal of the club's sheds and the erection of a footbridge
A trained certified master is wanted for MATAMAU School
The fifth ordinary meeting of the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute will be held at the Athenaeum this evening.
Mr Arnold WEBER, who has been some time on the local staff of the Union Bank of Australia, left for the south in the Te ANAU yesterday. Mr WEBER has been promoted to the Dunedin Branch of the bank.
The Re. Charles JORDAN, the well known lecturer on the Celtic language and literature arrived in Napier on Saturday to attend the Synod.
Mr Abraham WOODFIELD has called upon us to say that the letters which
have appeared in our columns over the signature of "Freedom"
are totally untrue regarding the assertions made by the writer against
the Free Association.
HBH 1890 Oct 14 Court
Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday morning-before Captain PREECE R.M.
Case of Mary Ann ALLEN v Samuel DEVENPORT, adjourned from last week was
heard. The plaintiff an elderly woman sought a maintenance order against
her son, a market gardener residing at Avondale, near Auckland. Plaintiff
deposed that her husband had been an invalid for seven years. She had
a home, but no means, except for 5s per week received from brother of
defendant. Plaintiff had been supporting herself and husband by means
of her services as a midwife, but was unable to do so any long. Defendant
ordered to pay 5s per week towards the support of plaintiff.
Town and Suburban Race Spring Meeting
President: W HESLOP
STEWARDS: Messrs T JEFFARES-Jun, M, M RYAN, W STOCK, John JEFFARES,
Judge: G HESLOP
Quarterly meeting of the HB Young Men's Christian Association was held at the Athenaeum Hall last evening. There was a capital attendance with the hall being full.
Chair occupied by Mr J M TODD-President of the Association
Musical selections both vocal and instrumental were contributed by the following ladies and gentlemen: -
Meeting closed with one of SANKEY'S hymns sung by those present.
HBH 1890 Oct 15 Jury exemptions
Mr W PREBBLE fined £2 by his Honor the Chief Justice for not answering to his name when called upon to serve upon the common jury in the Supreme Court yesterday.
Mr J BENNETT excused from serving on the grounds that he was judge at the park Club's races.
Mr J LOPDELL because he was clerk of the course
Mr M RYAN because he had the contract for the publican's booth at the meeting
Messrs A.D.NEWTON, W FULFORD, John RENOUF were all excused on the ground
that the notices had only been left at their homes, and they were away
working in the country and had no knowledge of them
Mr J H WILLIAMS applied to be excused on the ground that he had left 16 shearers at work on his station, and it was important that he should be with them.
His Honor said that supposing a small shopkeeper asked to be excused on the ground that he had no one to attend to his business during his absence, he could not excuse him. He thought the cases parallel. Only illness, humanity, or public convenience could be considered, and it was on the latter ground that he had excused the officials of the racing club. Mr WILLIAMS was not excused, but was afterwards challenged by counsel for the defence in the case of the Crown v BRASSEY.
In the case of Messrs J.S.GREENFIELD, J GARNETT, H.W.G.HENDERSON, W EVANS,
Mrs ELLIS, formerly of NELSON, a pioneer of the "Forties" by the ship R.PEKIN, is dead.
The Bishop of Waiapu-President
Mr COWLRICK has been appointed usher and crier of the Supreme Court, and assumed his duties for the first time yesterday
Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday-before Captain PREECE, R.M.
Charles CONNELL-charged with drunkenness, dismissed with a caution
Judgment for plaintiff given for the following civil cases: -
W.R.BLYTHE v A.P.SHEATH
A Supplementary Gazette has been issued, including some 67 additional succession claims and a few survey orders, for the adjudication of the Court now sitting, commencing on the 27th Instant. The Court is still engaged on the rehearing of the HEREHERETAU No 2 block which is one of the longest cases the native Land Court has had to tackle for some time
Messrs Wi PERE and Tuta NIHONIHE, candidates for the East Coast Maori electorate, addressed a small meeting of WAIROA natives at WAIHIRU last night. Both appear to be on the side of the Opposition and stand very little chance in this district against the sitting member Mr James CARROLL.
A drover named COOPER passed through WAIROA last Monday with twenty-four
fine horses from Poverty Bay for the Napier Bus Company
Mr Adam PORTER has retired from the contest for the AROHA seat owing to Ill-health
Major HARRIS has announced that he is a candidate for FRANKLIN
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the South British Insurance Company
Mr T PEACOCK was elected chairman, and Mr C C Mc MILLAN, of the firm of Mc ARTHUR and Co has been chosen to fill the vacancy on the directorate caused by Mr HOBBS retirement.
HBH 1890 October 17 Port Presbyterian Church
A social gathering and entertainment was held in the Port Presbyterian Church last evening. There was a large attendance, the church being quite full. The chair was taken by the Rev. S.DOUGLAS, who remarked in a few brief comments that the object of the entertainment was to endeavour to wipe off an old church debt, a very considerable portion of which had been paid off during the past year. He also spoke of the necessity which existed for a new church building to take the place of the present structure. This however, he thought was a matter for future consideration, and the consummation of his desire could scarcely be hoped for yet.
Musical portion of the entertainment opened with a pretty pianoforte duet by:
A hearty vote of thanks to MR NAPHTALI who kindly lent the piano and to all those who assisted.
At the Resident court yesterday before Dr. SPENCER J.P
Frederick de LACY fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
C.J. JONES a first offender dismissed with a caution.
"In the year about 1850, when residing with Mr Samuel CLARKE at
WAIPUNA, on the TARANAKI River, near PANMURE, a Maori from TAUPO happened
to be staying there. This Maori was about 45 years of age, and a very
intelligent specimen of the Maori in those days; but I forgot his name.
He told Mr Clarke and me that he was invited amongst his people to a feast
at TAUPO at Te HEUHEU'S place, where there was to be a moa supplied as
part of the feast. However, he said that his party did not arrive until
the feast was over; but he saw the skin of the moa lying in a large kit
in one of the whares. He said the skin was as large as the hide of a big
ox, and covered with tufts of hairy feathers; long hairy-like feathers
hung down from the head, with a appearance of horse hair. He afterwards
drew a moa on a slate, describing it as about 14ft high and generally
standing on one leg, and facing the wind, making springs of 30ft or more
at a time. A kick from the moa, he said, would kill an!
The following story is going the rounds: - The 65th Regiment was 20 years out of sight, till at last the London Punch discovered it to be in NEW ZEALAND.
That island (says a writer in the Sydney Morning Herald) at the time- from 25 to 35 years ago was the very pick of stations in the British Empire for officers without means, and men who could turn their hands to some use when their discharges were purchased or their terms of office expired.
The corps finding itself in such clover asked nothing better than to be left alone-a wish which the easy-going authorities of the Horse Guards discovered and good-naturedly complied with. The result was that officer, non-commissioned officers, and men became a sort of commune or mir.
The full privates were let away for months at a stretch to plough and delve and blast, a small percentage of the earnings-so at least it was whispered-finding its way upward, being promoted, in fact. These knowing lads made themselves popular with the natives, too, so that in the sixties, when trouble commenced in TARANAKI, the Maoris would bawl out, "Lie down, ickedy-fifth; we're going to shoot."
No wonder the new troops that came in the wake of General CAMERON called the 65th the "Civil Maoris," and no wonder that many a stiff stand-up fight in the buff behind the canteen was the result.
Yesterday's date: -
M CROWLEY fined 5s and 7s costs for allowing a horse to stray
D MACNAMARA charged with allowing seven horses to stray on unfenced land. Four previous convictions having been proved against him he was fined £1 and 7s costs for the second.
J MYHILL fined 5s and costs for allowing a cow to stray
R C COBB fined 5s and 7s costs for allowing a horse to stray
C CATTON fined 5s and 7s costs for a similar offence.
Tauriri PANAPA fined 10s and 7s costs for allowing five horses to stray-One
case dismissed the other withdrawn
It was 48 years ago last Wednesday since the Jane Gifford and Duchess of Argyle cast anchor in the waters of the WAITEMATA with the pioneer party of Scotch settlers for Auckland. The two ships sailed from GREENOCK, and both arrived on the 9th October 1842.
The Duchess went aground off RANGITOTO, and the Jane Gifford got in first. There were some 295 souls on board the latter, and as many on board the former.
Over a thousand of their descendants still remain in AUCKLAND, while a number of the pioneers are hale and hearty to this day. It may interest unionists (says the N.Z. HERALD) to know how these early settlers fared. Government gave them employment cutting the streets and other public works, the married men to have 2s 6d a day, single men 1s 6d; diet, potatoes and pork, and for a change pork and potatoes.
***My ancestors Matilda and Samuel FURLEY were about this time also and
up to now have been unable to trace their positive entry-Elaine
Resident magistrate's Court-before Mr F SUTTON J.P.,
John WHITE fined 5s and costs 3s, or in default 24 hours imprisonment
No 1 Rink
No 2 Rink
No 3 Rink
No 4 Rink
No 1 Rink
No 2 Rink
No 3 Rink
No 4 Rink
OPENING OF THE BOATING SEASON
Though rain threatened on Saturday it held off long enough to permit of the Napier rowing club holding the annual procession in connection with the opening of the boating season. The celebration was held at the boat sheds on the TUTAEKURI River in the presence of a large number of spectators, including many ladies. The first event was the procession up the river led by Mr S.R.KENNEDY, the Captain of the Napier Club.
Five boats from the Union Club were among those taking part in the procession. The weather was not very propitious, as a strong wind interfered with the races. Afternoon tea was provided by a number of ladies, and was much appreciated by those present.
The scratch fours was then rowed, and resulted as follows: -
Second heat: -
Third heat: -
After the third head the Union Club rowed a scratch race between the
following crews: -
After a well contested race, in which more strength than style was displayed, HAND'S crew won somewhat easily at the finish. There is the material for making some good oarsmen in the club. They will, however, have to submit to plenty of coaching.
The public school-bell commenced to ring about 7.30 o'clock last evening.
The cause of the alarm proved to have been an outbreak of fire on the
premises of Mrs HARPER, who keeps a dairy in premises next to the Provincial
Hotel. She had sent her little son aged three years, upstairs to bed,
and by some means he had got possession of matches, with which he set
the window curtains on fire. The flames leaped to the ceiling and got
a good hold of the scrim and paper, and Mrs HARPER'S cries for help brought
Messrs FOLEY, MURRAY, and ASHTON to her assistance, and they succeeded
in putting out the fire and thus averting serious conflagration. The child
who caused the accident has a penchant for striking matches, and was recently
reprimanded by a constable for doing so in the street.
A motion for a special jury in the case of SMITH v The Government Life
Insurance Department was granted, as was leave for service outside the
colony in the case of SHEATH v DAWILL
Patrick O'BRIEN was brought before Mr HALL, J.P. today for being drunk and disorderly. He was arrested on the 16th, and was locked up from 3 p.m. till this morning, owing to no J.P. being in town. Great inconvenience has been caused by scarcity of J.P's. Mr CARLILE is so far out of town, and Mr SOWRY has other work more important on hand at late, and worse still, his wife took ill a few days ago, and is in a critical state, lying there attended by doctors, and her many friends are seriously concerned about her.
Mr J EVANS-BROWN, who is now in the United States, has sent a letter
of which readers can read an extract with interest. It tends to show that
our Agricultural College at Lincoln compares very favourably with those
in the states:-" I
A fine old Maori chief of the Middle Island passed away last week at the age of 80. Belonging to Arowhenua, a village near Temuka, Canterbury province, he settled at an early age at Puketeraki, and came under the influence of the Wesleyan Mission which was established in that place 47 years ago under the Rev. Mr WATKIN.
The Rev. Mr CREED succeeded about three years subsequently to the mission.
Through the care and influence of these missionaries, HAPE (the deceased chief) was induced to adopt the English habits and customs. He also imbibed many of the precepts of Christianity, and made considerable progress in reading and writing his own language.
His career and progress may properly be recognised and regarded as proof that missionary labor is productive of good results.
About 31 years ago the Wesleyans, having been constrained by circumstances to relinquish the field, Puketeraki passed into the hands of the Anglican Church, Mr BAKER being its first representative.
In course of time HAPE became a lay reader, which office he held till the time of his death.
Leading an exemplary life, he exercised considerable influence over his
people. To his efforts, in a great measure, the natives have been restrained
from habits of drinking. He commanded the confidence of European settlers
and natives alike, his word being respected and relied up by all.
Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday-Before Captain PREECE, R.M.
John Fergus and Hugh Rowan were each fined 5s and costs 2s, or in default 24 hours' imprisonment, for drunkenness.
The election to fill the vacancy on the CLIVE Road Board caused by the resignation of Mr F.SUTTON was held on Saturday, and resulted in the return of Mr A R W LASCELLES. The numbers were Mr LASCELLES 45, Mr ALLEY 32.
Mr GANNON addressed a meeting of electors in the TARADALE Town Hall on Saturday night. Mr J LORD occupied the chair and there was a good attendance.
The case of Thomas TANNER v the Northern Investment Company will be called
on at the Supreme Court at 10 o'clock this morning.
There was a large assembly at the Presbyterian Church yesterday, when the ordination and induction of the Rev. R.W. RYBURN, of AUCKLAND, took place.
The Rev. Mr DOUGLAS of NAPIER, conducted the service3, and the Rev. Mr
MUNROE, of REMUERA, AUCKLAND,, delivered addresses to the new minister
Resident Court-before Dr CARO and Mr SUTTON J.P's
Frederick de LACY-charged with drunkenness-his third offence within three months-fined 2, or in default 14 days prison.
Richard WELLS-similarly charged, fined 5s and costs or in default 24 hours' imprisonment
Patrick MOYNAHAN AND John SMITH first offenders, discharged with a caution.
The weather since Friday has been unusually severe, a strong N.W. Gale blowing, with a good deal of rain.
On Saturday an express train on the Wellington-Manawatu railway collided with a trolley in the first tunnel on the Johnsonville side of Khandallah. A man named TURKINGTON and a lad named HUBBARD were on the trolley, and each received a rather severe shaking. A second lad escaped without injury. A full inquiry is to be made into the accident by the company.
Many of the natives at SAMOA have struck work, demanding higher wages. They were receiving a dollar a day, and they half for a dollar and a half
Mr and Mrs R.L.STEVENSON have arrived at Apia
Mr W BLACKLOCK has been appointed United States Consul-General at Apia
The London Missionary Society's annual meetings have been held at Samoa. The Rev. J. CHALMERS, of New Guinea, addressed several natives on missionary work
Business is stagnant in SAMOA. An attempt has been made to raise the value of the base CHILI currency there, owing to the price of silver, but the movement is opposed.
Meeting HB County Council
During the whole of this time Mr G.T.FANNIN has been county clerk.
At the election for the new Council to take place immediately, the following will be the returning officers and the polling places: -
Edward BUSSELL, public Hall CLIVE
PALMER- on the 20th October and her residence, Battery Road, Marcella, relict of the late Frederick PALMER, aged 53 years
The funeral will leave her late residence tomorrow (Thursday) at 2.30
Messrs J.D.ORMOND (Chair)
Letter from CUFF and GRAHAM re port charges
From the Union Shipping Co-asking for pilotage exemption certificate
for Captain Hugh Mc LEAN, of the WAIHORA-granted on usual conditions
Mine Managers Examination
Following have passed their examination as mine managers: -
Under the Coast Mines Act - D JEBSON-CANTERBURY.
Mr W METTAM, who is about leaving the Colony, will be tendered on Tuesday a benefit performance by the Amateurs of NAPIER, as a slight recognition of his own gratuitous services as a public entertainer on many occasions when a deserving cause was to be benefited.
The Rev Joseph BERRY, of WELLINGTON, will preach in Trinity Wesleyan
Church tomorrow morning and evening. His visit is in connection with the
Wesleyan jubilee of the Wesleyan Church. It is 50 years since Methodism
was introduced to NEW ZEALAND.
John Mc NALLY-charged with a first offence of drunkenness and was dismissed with a caution
Frederick LYNASS-an old offender charged with being a rogue and a vagabond, and with having been previously convicted as an idle and disorderly person.
Sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and if he came before the Court again
after that he would receive 10 years in prison.
Mrs BANNISTER, who was working together with her husband at Mr George ORMOND'S WHANGAUEHI Station, MAHIA, died early Sunday morning from inflammation of the bowels.
The Rev Mr WELSH went up to MAHIA today to conduct the burial service.
Of the £600 to be borrowed £2750 will be used to converting the WAIKAEMOANA bridle track into a dray track and for the WAIROA-MAHIA road. £500 for metalling the Clyde-FRASERTOWN road
The most energetic in the matter was Mr J.H.BROWN, who sent Mr J.H. SMYTH down to NAPIER at his own expense to bring up WAIROA ratepayers from that place. Four came up by the steamer on Saturday, and they just turned the scale in favour of the loan.
The construction of the WAIROA MAHIA dray road will be a great boon to
Mr BROWN and others in that locality, and the improvements of the WAIKAREMOANA
road will greatly facilitate the tourist traffic to our picturesque lakes.
The successful carrying of the loan proposal marks a new era in the progress
and development of this district, and will lead to further works of the
A man named John McLAUGHLIN, alias John STEWART, alias D.MONTEITH, alias
Daniel GUNN, was this morning sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment for drunkenness
and using obscene language at WAIPUKURAU
The Auckland Typographical Society have decided to discontinue their levy of 2s 6d per week towards the strike fund.
Nomination Northern Maori Electoral districts the following were proposed: -
Messrs Sydney TAIWHANGA
Poll will be taken on Nov 27th.
A telegram has been received from Sir Harry ATKINSON by Mr LEWIS, Under Secretary for Native Affairs, thanking him and the police and the permanent force for the manner in which the capture of MAHUKI was effected.
The Maori MOHI, who was well known to old Auckland residents, and who was for years the servant of the late Hon. W. SWAINSON, is dead.
Heavy rain fell on Saturday and Sunday, and caused the flooding of the lower stories of some business premises in the city, and also the houses in the suburbs. Part of the Great South Road was under four feet of water for some 200 yards, and a horse attached to a buggy was nearly drowned there, the vehicle being submerged. A lady and a gentleman who were in the buggy had a narrow escape.
Mr MOSS, who has been appointed British Resident at RARATONGA, thanks the electors of PARNELL for the confidence placed in him as a representative for the past thirteen years. Mr Moss is to visit all the islands in the Hervey group before finally settling at Raratonga.
Mr Hugh SHORTLAND, solicitor, announces that he will be a candidate for Newton at the approaching election.
Mr W.L. REES delivered an address yesterday under the auspices of the
The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs ASHTON, Emerson Street, at 3 o'clock tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon.
This will leave a vacancy at PETANE, for which Mr George VILLERS and Mr H.SMITH will offer themselves.
Mr A.V. MACDONALD, who for the past six years has filled the position
of manager of the NAPIER-WOODVILLE railway, will shortly commence duties
in the position of locomotive superintendent at CHRISTCHURCH. Mr WHITCOMBE
will take the place vacated by Mr MACDONALD, and Mr FOX will supervise
the locomotive department. The business community will regret the departure
of Mr MACDONALD, whose unfailing courtesy has been widely appreciated.
THE TANNERS' AND FARRIERS' Union have decided to discontinue the strike levy.
The LAW examiners having completed their task it is announced that the following candidates have passed: -
As Barrister, previously admitted as Solicitor elsewhere.
As barristers, already passed: -
As Barristers (final)
Masters PEDDIE, WILKIE, and William and Campbell SMITH-the last named winning, his dancing being much admired.
Our telegraphic news yesterday reported that a non-unionist labourer
named Henry WYNN-WILLIAMS broke both his ankles while working cargo on
the Queen's Wharf on Saturday. The subject of this sad accident is the
well-known athlete and runner. Old Napierites will remember him as a good
HBH 1890 Oct 31 Court Bankruptcy
The Registrar, Mr P.A.F. BIRCH, sat yesterday to hear a petition that
Hamiora MANGAKAHIA be adjudicated a bankrupt. The petitioning creditor
was Heinrich KOHN, a jeweller of AUCKLAND, the debt being £91 1s
He was an able and devoted teacher, who endeared himself to his pupils, and to everyone whom he came into contact, and his death will be very generally deplored, though it has for some time been expected.
He was born in Tyrone, Ireland, on November 12th, 1862.
The notorious lunatic Hirini APERERE, a well known WAIROA native who goes out of his mind every now and then, is having another fit of madness. During these attacks he develops strong homicidal tendencies. Last Tuesday he drove over to the settlement of a neighbour named WATA PIRIHI, against whom he has a grudge. He threatened WATA with an axe and a knife, attempted to burn his house down, and chased his sick daughter for some distance.........more.....and then Constable SHAW, with the assistance of Constable BARRY arrested him and brought him to the lock-up. During the scuffle he bit Constable Shaw's hand, and then getting Constable BARRY'S finger in his mouth bit it in two, and had to be nearly choked before he let go.....more.....
He was bought up before LARGE and POWDRELL J.P's, charged with lunacy,
WATA, the constable and Dr ROSS gave evidence and he was remanded to NAPIER
. This is the fifth time he has been sent away as a lunatic and it is
believed that if he is allowed to go free he will take somebody's life.
Duncan George ORR-on remand charged with lunacy at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, certified to be sane and discharged.
Two volunteers named CHEGWIDDEN and STURGESS were arrested yesterday and committed to gaol on an order issued by the commanding Officer for failing to pay a fine imposed by the same officer for being absent from a parade on the 27th of August. This will no doubt encourage other men to become Volunteers.
At last one of the blackguards who disfigure and injure property intended for the enjoyment of the public has been detected and punished.
William LOCKEY yesterday fined and costs for damaging a seat on the Marine parade.
At the same time and place James WARD, John DIXON, Harry THOMPSON, and
James WELLS, and Mary Ann RUSSELL, for a second offence of drunkenness
within a recent period, was fined 10s and costs.
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