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Hawkes Bay Herald
1891 Jan- Apr
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Thursday, January 1st 1891 - Missing Issue

Friday, January 2nd 1891

SAD DROWNING CASE
(By Telegraph)-Own Correspondent

WAIROA-Wednesday

I regret to state that Constable BARRY was drowned here this morning. It appeared that he decided a bit of moonlight fishing for Kahawai, and with a lad named BAKER, aged about 10 years; he went out over the bar at 2 o'clock this morning in a flat-bottomed boat. After fishing for some time they decided to return, but when crossing the bar coming into the river a roller capsized the boat, throwing both occupants into the water. Poor BARRY, who was a fine swimmer, found footing on the sand spit, with the water nearly up to his shoulders. He laid hold of the boy BAKER and gave him a push into the shallower water, thus assisting to save his life, and then, according to some Maoris who ran up, BARRY turned as if to seize something floating (supposed to have been his coat), and while so engaged a heavy wave curled and broke right on top of him, and he was never seen again alive. The Maoris standing by formed a chain by linking hands and got the lad BAKER ashore, and subsequen!
tly they recovered poor BARRY'S body.

Deceased was highly respected by all who had ever come into contact with him, being of a most kindly and genial disposition.

He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. Deceased's life was insured in the Government Office for £200.
Danevirke Races

W BIERRE
Secretary

Danevirke Jockey Club
To be held on the club's course Tahoraite on Wednesday, Jan 28 1891

President: Mr W.F.KNIGHT
Vice-president-Mr F.G. COWPER
Judge: Mr J.C.FRASER
Starter: Mr T McDERMOTT
Clerk of the Scales: Mr J. BARGH
Clerk of the Course: Mr J.ALLARDICE
Handicapper: Mr J.HUNTLEY
Stewards: Messrs G.WRATT, C.BADDELEY, M.HENDERSON, J.C.FRASER, J.ALLARDICE, J.H.CLAYTON, T.McDERMOTT, B.DENNEHY, R.DICKEY, J.BARGH, W.HUNTER,
Hoera-Rangi-waeKawae.

Notice No 1026

Under Direction of the Supreme Court of New Zealand at NAPIER and at the request of the mortgagee on Monday 12th day of January 1891-Land Sale

Valuable property and interest and all the estate of James GOLLAN, of Norsewood, Sheep farmer.

Saturday, January 3rd 1891 -
Marriage -
HARE-BRISBANE - At Clive, on the 29th December, 1890, by the Rev. Mr St. HILL, Robert HARE, to Mary M'Arthour BRISBANE, of Auckland, New Zealand.

The following passengers arrived by coach yesterday afternoon from the Hot Lakes and put up at the Masonic Hotel: Messrs
G. SYME, J. PATON, G.A. SYME, J.E.H. SPENCER, and D.K. INGLES.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
George UNION, charged with drunkenness, was reprimanded and discharged.
Sophia Jane HOBBS, whose unfortunate attack of dementia was referred to in our yesterday's issue, was charged with being a lunatic not under proper control. The poor woman was not present, being at the Napier hospital suffering from brain fever, and the information was formally dismissed.

Inspector KIELY appears to have a strange idea of what constitutes a case of being "left alone" by the police. Yesterday, at the Resident Magistrate's Court, the case of the poor woman Sophia HOBBS, charged with lunacy, was again brought before Captain PREECE, R.M., and the inspector made the peculiar statement that the police had refused to have anything to do with the case. Considering that on the previous day the unfortunate woman had been brought by the police before a police magistrate, and by him was committed from a police court to a police gaol, to be examined by the surgeon of a police gaol, and that yesterday, when the very disclaimer of police action was made, an information by the police was being dealt with, it is evident that Inspector KIELY's idea of the police refusing to have anything to do with a case are, to say the least, curious.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
The large, old, and rambling house at Mount Herbert formerly occupied by "Lord Henry" RUSSELL (who had it built), but for some years past occupied by Mr H. GAISFORD and his family, was totally destroyed by fire last night. The inmates were in bed when the fire was discovered, the house at this time being in flames at one part, and consequently there was no time to save anything. Mr GAISFORD and his family had only time to escape with safety, without bothering about furniture.....The fire is supposed to be due to a spark from a chimney. The house was a very old one, for I was talking to-day to a man who has been 30 years in this district, and he told me that the residence was in existence when he came, and did not look particularly new then.

A man named Pusey Hamilton BROWN, who had been staying at the Provincial Hotel for about three months past, was found dead in his room there at about 5.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. (More information available on request - Judy).

HASTINGS -
January 2, 1891.
At the Police Court to-day, before his Worship the Mayor, J. O'CONNOR and J. WALSH were charged with disorderly conduct in one of the hotels. They pleaded guilty and were each fined 1 pound and 2s costs, or in default 48 hours' imprisonment. O'CONNOR paid his fine, but WALSH decided to "take it out."

Notices -
I have this day leased by Blacksmith's Shop to Mr W. ELBOURNE - W. JONES, Konini.
Trespassers will be prosecuted found in Paddocks occupied by William ORR, Clive.
The firm of MURTON and WHITE havind dissolved partnership, I intend carrying on the business of Sheep Dip Manufacturer on my own account at Kaikora North. - William WHITE.
Hastings Fire Brigade

Hastings Fire Brigade scored another success with their New Year's sports yesterday.

Following is a list of the prizes and its winners;

Boys' handicap
1. S. DAVIS
2. STEPHENS
3. STONE

Girl's handicap
1. Isabella WHITEHEAD
2. M.GEORGE

Maiden race 200 yards
1. LORD
2. ROWE
3. DONNELLY

Maiden Manual engine
1. COLLINGE
2. LAWS
3. STANLEY

Manual Engine practice
1. A.A.STANLEY
2. BRAUSHE
3. T.STEWART
(I regret to state that Mr BRAUSCHE had a nasty accident in one of the competitions, his hand being jammed by one of the engine levers.)

Firemen's handicap, 200 yards
1. STEPHENS
2. BRAUSCHE
3. HOLDER

H.V.F.B. Anniversary handicap, first distance 100yds
1. ROWE
2. SYMONDS
3. DONNELLY

Engine practice for five men (open to all comers)
1. HASTINGS No 1. Team
2. NAPIER Team
3. HASTINGS No 2. Team


H.V.F.B. Second distance 220 yards handicap
1. SIMMONS
2. ROWE
3. SUTHERLAND

Swimming match
1. Maori
2. H.CATHERALL

Old Men's Race
1. PATTERSON
2. MASTERS
3. GOLD

H.V.F.B. third distance 440 yards
1. DONNELLY
2. SYMONDS
3. HEAPS
Irish Jig-a walk-over for BEAUMONT, who danced very well

Highland fling for adults
1. ROSS
2. HAMLIN
3. WITHEROW

Sack Hurdle race
1. HEAPS
2. CATHERALL

Married women's race-Mrs TOWNSHEND

Scotch Reel (adults)
1. MILLER
2. WEATHERALL
3. HAMLIN

Frog race over hurdles
1. HEAP
2. PLUMMER

Hornpipe
1. BEAUMONT
2. WILKIE

Obstacle race
1. CATHERALL
2. ROWE

Obstacle race for firemen
1. BRAUSCHE
2. H.STANLEY

Prize for the best piper-Duncan McRAE
Obstacle race for boys-STEVENS

Highland Reel (boys)
1. A.WILKIE
2. R.SMITH
3. D. McRAE

Highland fling (boys)
1. A.WILKIE
2. R.SMITH

Highland fling for girls-Annie McRAE

The whole affair was most successful, the arrangements of the committee and secretary being all that could be desired, and the decisions of the judges being satisfactory.

Superintendents WATERWORTH, WILKIE, and TONG, and Messrs FAULKNOR and GRAY, acted as judges of the races and fire competitions, the piping and dancing being judged by Messrs STUART, MACDONALD, and McINTOSH.

HB Herald, Monday, Jan. 5th 1891
SHIPPING NEWS:

Arrivals -
Jan. 3 - Australia, s.s., from Northern ports. Passengers - Mrs HAMILTON and two children; Misses WOODFIELD, LAWSON, and HAGGETT; Messrs DOBBIE, DAWSON, KIREKA, CROWLEY, M'LEAN, HARRIS, ISRAEL, JORDON, MADILL, and TIPI.
Jan. 3 - Morayshire, s.s., from Mokohinui.
Jan. 4 - Rotomahana, s.s., from Auckland and Gisborne. Passengers - Mesdames DOBSON, MITCHELL, IRELAND, GOLDSMITH and children, and WILKIE; Misses K. DOBSON, SHERLOCK (2), M'HARDY, E. BRANFOY, Eva De CAMBOUR, and WREN; Messrs. W.J. ISAACS, DANIELS, MYERS, MITCHELL, and BANCKHAM; Sir G.S. WHITMORE; Rev. T. WALKER;
Dr. JOHNSTON; 12 steerage.
Jan. 4 - Waihora, s.s., from Melbourne via Southern ports. Passengers - Mesdames HEALE, ROAKRUGE and infant, RIDDLE and child, BOUGEN and child; Misses STODDART, WOOLER (2), BLUNDELL, BISHOP, TOCCA, DUNCAN, and DONNELLY; Messrs ROLE, ROBERTSON, SLEIGH, PALARAIT, GAIC, BARTON, WALKER, WHELTON, WALDRON, GATES, HOLMES, HUGHES, DENHAM, WALKER, WAKEFIELD (2), RINLIH(?), CLEGG, FLEMING; Master SKIPPAGE; Lieutenant SIMMONS; Revs. Le PETRE, CHAPELLE, De LACHE, and HERAULT.

Departures -
Jan. 3 - Euterpe, ship, Captain BOWLING, for London.
Jan. 3 - Australia, s.s., for Northern ports. Passengers - Mrs ROBERSTON; Messrs SLIMER, LAWTON, GROVES, GRANT, EDWARDS, DONOGHUE, MYERS, PILCHER, and ROBERTSON.
Jan. 4 - Rotomahana, s.s., for Melbourne via Southern ports. Passengers - Mesdames JOHNSON, WRIGHT, HANSARD and child and nurse, ROBSON, and PICHMAN; Misses CARTER (2), WILSON, TATTERSALL, BROWN, and M'QUALLION; Messrs SPENCER, ROBSON, HENDRY, GREGORIE, BRAY, WALTON, ROMEROI, FAULKNOR, DOBBIE, MEREDITH, and CONWAY.
Jan. 4 - Waihora, s.s., for Sydney via Northern ports. Passengers - Mesdames STEWART, NEWMAN, WILLIAMS, and ERSKINE; Misses NEWMAN, VAUTIER, HOLLIS, DOWN, and ELLIS; Messrs COLLINGE, THOMSON, BECK,
Ngarori HAPUKU, Epari WHARERO, ARAPATA, TURNER, CASSIN, STOCK, SIMMES, WATSON, THOMPSON, ROE and MURGATROYD.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Charles ANDERSON, charged with drunkenness, failed to appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.

The Ven. Archdeacon Leonard WILLIAMS conducted the services at the Cathedral yesterday, in Dean HOVELL's absence, and preached both morning and evening, there being a large congregation present at the latter service. Miss HITCHINGS efficiently presided at the organ, Mr SPACKMAN also being absent on his annual holiday.

A man named Thomas MORE met with a serious accident near Kereru (Weber district) on Saturday. He was employed by
Mr R. HART carting timber to Waipatiki, and while so engaged the axle of the dray broke, and a portion of the load fell across the lower part of MORE's body. His left leg was badly broken at the ankle, the bone protruding, and in addition he received other painful injuries. Constable RYAN took the injured man to the Waipukurau hospital, where his injuries were attended to.

An inquest was held at the Provincial Hotel on Saturday on the body of Pusey Hamilton BROWN, the details of whose sudden death were given in our issue of Saturday. Captain PREECE was coroner, and Mr W.L. WHITE forman of the jury. The evidence of Dr. de LISLE, who had made a post mortem examination, was to the effect that deceased's heart was in a state of fatty degeneration, and that death was due to rupture of the great artery. The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.

HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 6th 1891

Marriage -M'HARDY-M'KENZIE - On January 1st, at Seaforth, the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. R.M. RYBURN, M.A., Leslie Harding, eldest son of Alexander M'HARDY, Blackhead, to Mary, third daughter of Alexander M'KENZIE, Seaforth, Poverty Bay.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., James CAMPBELL, charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.

A couple of persons who had managed to disagree were yesterday before the Resident Magistrate to get their differences settled. The complainant was A.J.B. HOWE, and the defendant A. LEWIS, who was charged with having been offensive as to language and violent as to conduct.......After hearing the evidence his Worship was of opinion that sufficient had been proved to justify binding defendant over to keep the peace for three months. He was therefore ordered to enter into his recognisance of 10 pounds, and to find a surety of 25 pounds to keep the peace for the period named, and to pay 2 pounds 3s costs.

The sons of Mr R. SMITH, of the Masonic Hotel, have been distinguishing themselves as Highland dancers at different Caledonian gatherings in the colony. In the South Island Campbell, the second son, was uniformly successful in carrying off the honors, but at Wellington his elder brother, "Baldie," came to the front, getting first for sword dance and first for Highland fling, though young Campbell gained the award for the reel. Another Hawke's Bay boy, son of Mr T. PEDDIE, of the Clarendon Hotel, was also to the fore at Wellington, getting one second and two thirds.

HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 7th 1891

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Harry START and John JONES were charged with drunkenness, reprimanded, and discharged.
Patrick CLEARKIN and a woman who gave the name of Mary Jane HARTLEY, but who is supposed to be differently known in another part of the colony, were each fined 10s and costs for a second offence of drunkenness within a recent period.
George HURLEY and Richard (alias Gipsy) LEE, each charged with habitual drunkenness, were sentenced to 14 days' hard labor.
HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 12th 1891
SHIPPING NEWS:

Arrivals -
Jan. 10 - Australia, s.s., from Northern ports. Passengers - Miss SPENCE; Mesdames SPENCE and STAINTON; Messrs TURNER, SMITH, STAINTON, CASSIN, STOCK, PARKER, DIBBS, BROWN, SMITH, and MUNN.
Jan. 10 - Te Kapu, s.s., from Wairoa.
Jan. 11 - Manapouri, s.s., from Sydney via Northern ports. Passengers - Misses THORNTON, RATHBONE, LAMBE, HUMPHRIES, BULL, and HUTCHINSON; Mesdames DIXON, WILLIAMS, HARDING, and BRUCE; Messrs MEON, ROBERTSON, FAWKNER, CLIFFORD, GOLLAN, WILLIAMS (2), BAKER, R.M. STEPHENSON,
J.D. ORMOND, HINLEIGH, PIKE, LEVIN, J.P. HORTON, FANITT, J.C. PIKE, G. CLARKE, SKELTON, GARDNER, and EVETT; 20 steerage.
Jan. 11 - Te Anau, s.s., from Melbourne via Southern ports. Passengers - Misses MILLER and RICH; Mesdames TATLOW and child, and BOYLE; 3 Sisters of the Mission; Captain BABOT; Messrs JAGO, SCHWARTZ, SHORT, RICHARDS, BIRD, and 3 Marist Brothers; 16 steerage.

Departures -
Jan. 9 - Te Kapu, s.s., for Wairoa.
Jan. 10 - Australia, s.s., for Wellington.
Jan. 11 - Manapouri, s.s., for Melbourne via Southern ports. Passengers - Misses HEAN, FRANCKS, MULLANBY, IRWIN, SAUNDERS, and DOBSON; Mesdames NAIRN, family, and maid, PERCY, LANG, HASZARD and 2
children, GIBBONS, HINDMARSH, AMNER, SAMSON, SAUNDERS, and STEVENS; Messrs MITCHELL, LANG, HATTON, HINDMARSH, WATERWORTH, and FULLER.
Jan. 11 - Te Anau, s.s., for Sydney via Northern ports. Passengers - Misses M'KENNA, RENOUT, LANG, and BROWN; Mesdames M'DOUGALL, CARO, MATIER, CLARKE, M'LENNAN, SMITH, BARRY, PURVIS,
Wi PERE, WALKER, GILBERD and child, and BROUGHTON; Messrs M'DOUGALL, DOUGHERTY, MUIR, MORGAN, CARO, MATIER, W. PROFFITT, TIMSON, CHURCHWARD, SMITH, BARRY, LONG, PURVIS, CLIBBON, Wi PERE, CLEMENS, POWER, WALKER, CARROLL, and M'INTYRE; Master BALLANTYNE.

Marriage -
CLARK-DILLON - On January 8th, at the residence of the bride's parents, Patangata, by the Ven. Archdeacon WILLIAMS, William, eldest son of Mr Charles CLARK, Kaikora, to Helen, second daughter of Mr Alfred DILLON, Patangata.

Mr and Mrs Charles NAIRN and family left Napier by the Manapouri yesterday, en route to Europe.
HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 13th 1891
Mr A. HERBERT, Mongohanoa, lost his house and most of his furniture by fire on Saturday. The premises were insued for 150 pounds in the Union office, the loss being about double that sum.

The vacancy in the police at Wairoa, caused by the death of Constable BARRY, has been filled by the transfer of Constable DUNN, from Napier, whose place will be filled by Gunner RIORDON, of the Wellington Permanent Artillery, who has been drafted into the police force.

While a man named John HILL was stacking hay on Mr WELLWOOD's farm yesterday morning a small bag of coals, which was used as a weight on the end of the elevator, fell, or was thrown down, HILL being struck on the head. He was picked up unconscious, and after an examination by Dr. LINNEY, was brought in to the Napier hospital. Late in the afternoon he recovered consciousness, and though he is in great pain, his recovery is only a matter of time.

Captain PREECE, R.M., presided at the Court yesterday, and ordered Mary Ann SEARLE and F. de LACY to pay 5s and costs each for drunkenness, C.W. BUTLER being muleted in the heavier penalty of 1 pound and costs.
D. M'TAVISH and H. CLARK, out on bail on similar charges, failed to put in an appearance and forfeited their recognizances.
Three youths charged with making a fire in Mr BRYSON's timber yard, under circumstances already reported, were let off on their parents promising to administer corporal punishment.
The domestic troubles of a family named OULTON were ventilated, the wife seeking a protection and maintenance order. Ultimately the Resident Magistrate adjourned the case for a fortnight to enable the parties to come to a settlement.
HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 14th 1891
Birth -
WOLSTENHOLME - At the School-house, Port Ahuriri, on the 10th January, Mrs WOLSTENHOLME, of twin sons.

Two fatalities are reported from Danevirke. The first was the accidental drowning, in a bucket of water, of a child of Mr John QUINLAN yesterday morning. Full particulars are not yet to hand. The other case was that of a woman named Margaret CRAWFORD, who was found dead in a house at 3.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The cause of death is not at present known. Inquests on both bodies were to have been held last evening.
HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 15th 1891
Death -
NICHOLAS - At Meanee, on January 14th, George Henry, only son of F. NICHOLAS, Meanee, aged nine weeks.
The funeral will leave Mr H. HARRISON's residence for the Taradale cemetery at 3 p.m. to-day (Thursday).

News was received in town yesterday that Roderick MATHESON, head shepherd at Rakamoana, had been killed. He was seen leading a horse, and soon afterwards he was found lying on the ground unconscious, and bleeding at the head. It is supposed that the horse kicked him. He never recovered consciousness, and died shortly after being found. Captain PREECE, with Dr. CARO, will go to Rakamoana this morning to hold an inquest.

The following players will represent the Napier Cricket Club in the cup match against the United Club at the Recreation Gound next Saturday:-
Messrs WHITE, WOLSTENHOLME, C.R. SMITH, FANNIN, EDWARDS, J. MARTIN, H. MARTIN, PERCY, FREEMAN, SWAN, and BEAR; emergencies, GARDINER and CARGILL.
HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 16th 1891
Death -
LANG - At Clive Grange, on January 15th, the infant son of A.C. LANG, aged 9 months.

The following players will represent the United Cricket Club to-morrow afternoon in the cup match against the Napier Club:-
A.J. COTTERILL, W.J. HUGHES, G.G. PEACOCK, E. LUDBROOK, G.W. HARDEN, HAWKE, KNAPP, TREGONNING, W.C. ROBJSON, NICHOLLS, and Dr. MENZIES. Emergencies: M'KAY, TURNER, and HUGHES.

Shortly after 10 o'clock last night a fire broke out in Messrs SIDEY and BAIN's workshop on the Marine Parade. The Fire Brigade were promptly on the spot, and extinguished the flames in a very short time, although the glaze was at first very fierce.......There was a small quantity of explosives in the place, but these were quickly removed by Mr SIDEY.

Another fire broke out in Mr RATHBONE's property near Hampden on Tuesday afternoon, which totally destroyed the camp of Mr DUNCAN, contractor. The men lost everything except what they were standing in, and the horse gear had a narrow escape, but most of it was saved.

The following missing friends are inquired for in Lloyd's Weekly of November 39th:-
Henry BRABON, upon his brother William's death in 1872, wrote from Hokitika. Sister Mary and Henrietta seek him.
James and Henry HARMER are sought by their sister Lizzie. James is believed to be in New Zealand, and five years since Henry was in Hobart, Tasmania.
George HARRISON, who left Ganton, near Scarborough, in 1876, resided with John BROWN at Middle Kyeburn, Otago. Sister Hannah inquires.
John Douglas NORRIS dated his last letter September 11, 1865, from Oamaru. His mother seeks information.
Robert TORMEY, plasterer, left England 15 or 16 years ago for New Zealand. His father and sister seek him.
Samuel WAKEFIELD, when last heard of, was engine-driver at Westport. His mother is dead, and brothers William and Amos wish to find him.
Evan WILLIAMS was last heard of at Christchurch. He left Rhayader about 26 years ago. Sister Lavinia asks.
William WOOD was last heard of in Dunedin in 1869. From there he was going to settle in Auckland. He had previously been traveller for Pizzey and Co., brewers, Hokitika. His brother John would be very glad to hear from him.

The death of Roderick MATHISON, head shepherd at Rakamoana, now wears a much more serious aspect than it did at first, and there are, unhappily, grounds for a suspicion that he met his end by foul play. When he was found dying near the homestead it was supposed that the injuries to the head were the result of a kick from a horse. Suspicion was first aroused by the sudden disappearance of Charles CHADWICK, one of the station hands, and when Constable LEITCH arrived to make preparations for an inquest, he carefully examined MATHESON's injuries, and found two distinct wounds, apparently inflicted by a sharp implement, and in such a position relative to each other that it was almost impossible for them to be the result of a kick from a horse. The gravity of the circumstances caused him to send a young man named SCARFE, who works on the station, in to town with a report for Inspector KIELY..........MATHESON was a quiet, sober man, who had lived in Hawke's Bay a number of years. He married a Napier girl, who with several young children, survives her husband.
HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 17th 1891
John KELLY, alias "The Rake," again appeared before the Resident Magistrate yesterday on a charge of drunkenness, though he had only got out of durancevile the previous day. He pleaded hard for a "show," promising to go into the country in search of work, and Captain PREECE gave him the opportunity asked for, letting him go with a caution.

At Hastings yesterday, before his Worshnip the Mayor (writes our correspondent),
Urupona PUHARA was fined 5s and costs and expenses 17s 6d for allowing a horse to stray.
W. BEAUCHAMP and A.B. WILSON, for similar offences, and M. BRANDON, who allowed four cows to wander, had to pay 5s fines with 7s costs each.
W. WILLIS, for travelling in a railway train without a ticket, had to pay a fine of 10s and 9s costs.
E. SULLIVAN pleaded guilty to a charge of vagrancy, and was "sent up" to do seven days' hard labor.
HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 19th 1891
Death -
CURRIE - At Hastings, on Sunday, January 18th, Archibald Currie, aged 30 years.
The funeral will leave the residence of Mr J. MYHILL, Hastings, for the Napier cemetery, at 12.30 on Tuesday, 20th. Friends will please accept this intimation.

The three retiring members of the Hawke's Bay Education Board are Messrs J.W. CARLILE, F. SUTTON, and
T. TANNER. Nominations to fill the vacancies must be in before the end of this month.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., the individual who is known as "KELLY THE RAKE," was again charged with drunkenness, and was fined 10s and costs.

In connection with the recent murder at Rakamoana continual search has been made for the man CHADWICK.
Mr MOORE has given the police every assistance, and search parties have been out in the Pohua bush seeking for the missing man, but without success, not the slightest trace of him having been found. The police entertain no hopies of CHADWICK being discovered alive, as it is considered that he must have perished during the inclement weather which prevailed after the murder was committed.
HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 20th 1891
A well-attended meeting of the Napier branch of the Public Service Association was held last evening. Mr C. BAMFORD was elected chairman, and the following gentlemen were elected to form a committee:-
Messrs C. BAMFORD, G.A. PREECE, E. PATTEN, G.W. WILLIAMS, R.C. PASLEY, W. PARKER, J.J. DENNAN, A.S.B. FORSTER, W. MILLER, P.A. BIRCH, S.F. WHITCOMBE, J.H. FOX, W.H. HARRINGTON, R. CARTER, and R. RIDDELL, Mr R. RIDDELL was elected secretary and treasurer.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Annie WALSH, charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and her bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Samuel DAVENPORT, for disobeying an order by the Court for the maintenance of his mother, was fined 1 pound and costs.
RAWIRI, a Maori, for being drunk while in charge of a horse, was fined 1 pound and costs.
Frederick De LACY, an old offender, was sentenced to a month's hard labor.
HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 21st 1891
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., William SHEARMAN was fined 10s and costs for a second offence of drunkenness.

Mr H. OWEN is introducing an article called "BOVRIL" which he claims will produce nerve and muscle, and should be largely used by travellers and athletes. Perhaps competitors at the Caledonian gathering may find the article useful.
HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 22nd 1891
We regret to state that is has been found necessary to amputate another of Private FREDRIC's injured fingers, as it was feared that otherwise mortification might ensue.

An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at the Ferry Hotel, Western Spit, before Mr E. PATTEN, J.P., on the body of the infant son of Mr HARDY. The evidence was to the effect that death had resulted from natural causes, and the jury returned a verdict accordingly.
HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 23rd 1891
Birth -
MORRISON - At Napier-terrace, on the 17th January, the wife of H.S. MORRISON, of a daughter.

Marriage -
PRIEST-LAURENSON - On January 19th, at the Manse, Taradale, by the Rev. S. DOUGLAS, George PRIEST, of
Te Aute, Hawke's Bay, to Jane LAURENSON, of Napier, Hawke's Bay.

We learn from a private telegram that at the Wanganui Caledonian gathering yesterday W.P. STUART won all the Scotch dances, and that young Campbell SMITH and Tom PEDDIE won all the boys' dances.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Dr. SPENCER and Mr F. SUTTON, J.P.'s,
Charles FORD was fined 10s and costs for a second offence of drunkenness.
George BARNFATHER, an elderly man, charged with having stolen a railway ticket, valued at 14s 8d, from the Danevirke station, was remanded till this morning.

EDISON's phonograph is to be placed before the public at the Theatre Royal on Monday next by Messrs M'MAHON, whose business manager, Mr W.A. JINKINS, has been in town for the past few days.
HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 24th 1891
Marriage -
MARSHALL-REED - On the 22nd December, at the residence of the bride's sister, Gladstone-road, Napier, by the
Rev. J.G. PATERSON, John MARSHALL to Florence Marion REED, both of Petane.

The following will represent the United Cricket Club in the cup match today, starting punctually at 2 p.m.:-
Messrs LUDBROOK, COTTERILL, PEACOCK, W.J. HUGHES, TURNER, NICHOLLS, CATO, TRIGONNINZ, MENZIES, STOCK, HAWKE, and BUCHANAN. Emergencies, TAPLIN and JAMESON.

Messrs VAUTIER and LYNDON, J.P.'s presided at the R.M. Court yesterday, when George BARNFATHER was brought up on remand, charged with stealing a railway ticket from Danevirke to Napier. The suspicions of the guard on Wednesday morning's train were aroused by the fact that the ticket presented by BARNFATHER was improperly stamped. In the meantime Mr BUCK, station-master at Danevirke, had missed the ticket and he telegraphed to the guard, with the result that the accused was taken into custody on arrival at Napier. BARNFATHER tried to get the Justices to believe that the ticket was given to him, but he could not say by whom, and they showed how much credence they placed in his statement by sentencing him to six months' hard labor.
HB Herald, Mond. Jan. 26th 1891
SHIPPING NEWS:

Jan. 23 - Fanny, s.s., from coast.
Jan. 24 - Mararoa, s.s., from Melbourne via Southern ports. Passengers - Mesdames WILLIAMS, TINGMAN, SAMSON, AMBER, WISEMAN and two children. HYDE and three children, BOWLER and two sons; Misses WILLIAMS, BROWN, CHARLTON, ANANDEVILLE, MILLER, EVANS, and BENDALL; Messrs WILLIAMS (2), BRAY, M'MAHON, ARCHIBALD, MIDDLETON, RHIND, HEORAN, GREENWOOD; Captain and Professor GODDALL, and 13 steerage.
Jan. 24 - Weka, s.s., from Mangakuri.
Jan. 24 - Te Kapu, s.s., from Moeangiangi.
Jan. 25 - Rangatira, s.s., from Gisborne.
Jan. 25 - Waihora, s.s., from Sydney via Northern ports. Passengers - Mesdames BEDINGTON, WHITE, LAMBERT, MOONEY, WOOLAMS and two children, M'DOUGALL, KARAITIANA and two children, CRISP and child, GARDINER, FENWICK and infant, HEALE, FLETCHER and child; Misses RHODES, BUTLER, and JABRUKS; Messrs BEDINGTON, THORPE, LAMBERT, COLLEDGE, HAMILTON, LLOYD, CLARK, COLLINS, SOMERS, SHRIMPTON, KARAITIANA, LONG, FORDHAM, TUNSON, CHURCHWARD, WYLLIE, LOURDON, TRIMMER, NIVEN, BAKER, ROSIE, SALMON; Dr. HEALE, and 13 steerage.

Departures -
Jan. 23 - Te Kapu, s.s., for Moeangangi.
Jan. 24 - Southern Cross, s.s., for Northern ports.
Jan. 24 - Turakina, ship, Captain POWER; for London.
Jan. 24 - Te Kapu, s.s., for Wairoa.
Jan. 24 - Mararoa, s.s., for Sydney via Northern ports. Passengers - Mrs M'CLUSKIE; Misses JERRAM, EVINSON, WELLS, HIRD, and WATT; Messrs LARKWORTHY, CARRUTH, SOMERVILLE (2), DAVIDSON, WENKLIN, HEONAN, MYERS, STEPHENSON, and SIMKIN.
Jan. 25 - Waihora, s.s., for Melbourne via Southern ports. Passengers - Mesdames SAMUEL, RULE and child, PICKERING, STEPHENSON, and OSBORNE; Misses DEAN, BERGIN, STEPHENSON, THORBURN, WHEBLEY, SKERRETT (3), WALKER, BRAY, and STODDARD; Messrs PRIUS, LANE, WILBERFOSS, RULE, JAMESON, HORRAX, FRASER, WALES, SHEEN, and SAMUEL.
Jan. 25 - Orowaiti, s.s., for Gisborne.

Telegraphic Shipping -
Bluff, Sunday.
Arrived - Rotomahana, from Melbourne and Hobart. Passengers for Napier - Miss INGLIS; Messrs THOMPSON and HERNE; Masters THOMPSON (2).

Marriage -
MARSHALL-REED - On the 22nd ultimo, at the residence of the bride's sister, Gladstone-road, Napier, by the
Rev. J.G. PATERSON, John MARSHALL to Florence Marion REED, both of Petane.

Death -
MYHILL - At Napier, on January 25th, Albert Stanley, infant son of Robert and Janet MYHILL, aged 8 months.
The funeral will leave the parents' residence, Shakespeare-road, at 4 p.m. to-day (Monday).

A movement is on foot to raise a subscription in aid of the widow and family of the late Roderick MATHESON, recently murdered at Rakamoana station. A number of contributions have already been promised, both in town and country, and it is hoped that a sum sufficient to invest for the benefit of the children may be collected. The Rev. J.G. PATERSON and Messrs J.H. COLEMAN, J. MOORE (Rakamoana), and P.S. M'LEAN will be glad to receive subscriptions. These gentlemen will see that any money subscribed is properly applied.
HB Herald, Tuesday Jan. 27th 1891
There are now on view at Mr GLASSFORD's cafe two fine specimens of trout caught at Kuripapanga. These furnish good evidence of the success of the Acclimatisation Society in that direction at all events. The fish were caught by Mr John HOWNE, well known in Napier as an enthusiastic angler. One of them weighs 6-1/2 lb and the other 5 lb.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Robert SPERLING was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
A small lad named William LEWIS was ordered to be birched for breaking windows, and the boy's father had to pay for the damage done, which amounted to 10s.
Joseph M'CABE was sentenced to two months' hard labor for being unlawfully by night on the premises of the
Rev. D. SIDEY.
William FABLING for carrying on blasting work without the permission of the Municipal Council was fined 10s and costs.
HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 28th 1891
Judgment for plaintiff was given at the R.M. Court yesterday in each of the following cases, Captain PREECE, R.M., presiding:-
PAGE and KERSHAW v. Mrs BLACKBURN.
BLYTHE and Co. v. J. TRASK
Same v. SYMONS
H. WILLIAMS and Sons v. H. SMITH
Same v. GUNDRIE
WILSON and Co. v. ALGAR
RINGLAND and THOMAS v. WILSON
BLYTHE and Co. v. CHASE
SCOTT v. ANDERSON
PALMER v.Hamiora TUPAE
ROBERSTON v. WHAKARAU
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., John HUNTER, an elderly man, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
At the Court today, before Messrs S. JOHNSON, and A. St. C. INGLIS, J.P.'s, James WILKES, charged with being illegally on premises situated at Richmond Park, and with having broken a window, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to seven days' hard labour as a rogue and vagabond, and ordered to pay the cost of repairing the window.

There are now on view at MILNER and THOMPSON's several admirably executed oil paintings, by Mrs NICHOLLS, of Napier.
HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 29th 1891
Marriage -
WHITE De BANK - On January 20th, at St. Luke's Church, Havelock, by the Rev. CANON St. HILL, Amos WHITE, of Hastings, to Mary De BANK, only daughter of Mark De BANK of Havelock.

Policyholders in the Government Life Insurance Department will regret to learn that Mr J.P. OLIVER, the courteous resident agent in Napier, has received notice that his services will be no longer required. The reason given is the necessity for retrenchment. Mr OLIVER has largely increased the business of the office, and popularised the department among all classes of insurers. The news of Mr OLIVER's removal from office will cause general regret.
Death -
CANTLE - On April 28, at Auckland, at the residence of her father, Mr GEE, after a painful illness, Mary, the beloved wife of Harry CANTLE, aged 24 (?) years; deeply lamented.

Dr. W.P. MENZIES, son of the surgeon-superintendent of the Napier hospital, has been appointed house-surgeon of the Auckland hospital.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John KINTON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Anne CONNELL was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and 1 pound and costs for unsulting language to her neighbors, the alternative being seven days' hard labor
HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 30th 1891
Mrs BORRESON (wife of Professor BORRESON, who visited Napier some little time ago) has taken rooms in Emerson-street, next to Mr THOMSON, butcher, where she will give private delineations of character. Mrs BORRESON, who has made a careful and deep study of the science of phrenology, is also a physiognomist of no mean order, and her advent will no doubt be hailed with satisfaction, especially by the ladies of Napier. Mrs BORRESON's health and food tables should prove especially beneficial.
Marriage -
PATERSON-RENOUF - On the 22nd April, 1891, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, Logan, second son of James PATERSON, Christchurch, to Nancy, eldest daughter of John RENOUF, Clive square, Napier.

The friends of Mr Charles HESLIN will be glad to learn that he has returned from his trip to Australia much benefited in health.
Mr HESLIN arrived in the Pendle Hill on Tuesday.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas TAGGATT was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for being a habitual drunkard.
Peter ROSE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The following two teams from the Napier Rifles, to take part in the approaching military sports, were selected last night:-
No. 1 team:
Corporals SCOBLE and CANTLE
Bugler HENDRY
Privates VAILE, GOODALL, MEAD, PRESLING, HEWALD, LONG, AUSTIN, Le BAS, PYKE, and DEWSNAP.
No. 2 team:
Privates COWHICK, BLACKMORE, WELLS, COMPTON, CROSS, BARTLE, BEAR, BANKS, PARKER, BARTON, GOODALL, and HOGAN.
HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 31st 1891
Death -
COWELL - On January 30th, at Shakespeare-road, Mary, eldest daughter of the late J.M. COWELL, aged 25 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence on Sunday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock.

The news of the death by drowning of Mrs W.W. CARLILE at Woodville caused quite a shock when it was received in town last night, and deep sympathy was expressed for Mr CARLILE. The details received are very meagre, but it appears that Mrs CARLILE was bathing, and it is supposed that she got out of her depth.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
William BAYNE was charged with deserting his wife and four children at Tapanui on the 4th of March, 1889.
HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 2nd 1891
Birth -
REDSTONE - At Napier, on January 31st, the wife of J.R. REDSTONE, of a son.

Some time ago the Rev. P.H. CORNFORD intimated to the members of the Baptist Church that advancing years would prevent him retaining the pastorate much longer, and he requested them to look out for a suitable successor. Ultimately
Mr J. FARQUHARSON JONES, of Dunedin, who had just completed his college course, was invited to supply the pulpit during Mr CORNFORD's recent visit to Auckland, and the result was a unanimous request from the church that he would assume the pastorate. It was announced yesterday that he had accepted the call, and that he will be shortly ordained and inducted. Mr JONES made many warm friends during his stay in Napier, and they will give him a hearty welcome back as a permanent resident.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 3rd 1891

At the R.M. Court yesterday before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
William BAYNE, charged with wife desertion, was remanded to Tapanui.
Charles CORLETT, for drunkenness, was fined 5s and costs, and
Daniel O'NEILL for a like offence was similarly dealt with.
James PARKER and Robert RYAN each charged the other with assault. After hearing the somewhat contradictory and tangled evidence PARKER was fined 1 pound and 1 pound 14s costs, and RYAN was fined 2 pounds and 1 pound 10s costs, the alternative being 14 days' hard labor in each case. In addition each defendant was bound over in 10 pounds to keep the peace for three months.

HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 4th 1891

The two scholarships offered by the Caledonian Society for competition among the male and female pupils in the district schools, in fourth standard work, have been won by George WILKES and Miss Alice MAHON.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
George ONION was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to seven days' hard labor for using obscene language.
A man who gave the name of BROWN - and looked it - was also charged with drunkenness. There were no previous convictions against him, and he was discharged with a caution.

Judges for plaintiff was given at the R.M. Court yesterday in each of the following civil cases.
C. DOLBEL v. CLEARY
SAME v. REIDY
SAME v. HOFF
ROBERTSON v. RICE
HALLENSTEIN BROS. v. HOPKINSON
ADAMS v. C. M'CARTHY
O'DONOGHUE v. W. MURRAY
HERON v. C.E. WALKER
SAME v. THACKER
LONERGAN v. MAYNE.

A complimentary dinner, tendered to Mr N. CRAIG by a number of his friends and members of Court Redclyffe, was given at Ryan's Hotel, Taradale, last evening........Mr J. LEITCH proposed the toast of the guest of the evening, and referred in highly complimentary terms to the readiness with which Mr CRAIG had always given his services and assistance when required. In responding briefly to the toast Mr CRAIG regretted parting with the many friends he had made in Taradale, and hoped that at no distant date he would again have the pleasure of seeing them.

HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 5th 1891

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr W.R. BLYTHE, J.P., John BROWN, charged with being drunk while in charge of a horse, did not appear. His bail of 2 pounds was estreated.

The City Band played through a good programme of selections in Clive-square last evening, the music discoursed attracting a large number of townspeople to the spot. Collection boxes were at the gates in charge of Messrs HANNAH, C. PALMER, A. PALMER, and WISHART, for the purpose of receiving contributions in aid of the fund being raised for the widow of the late Roderick MATHESON, who was recently murdered at Rakamoana. During the evening the sum of 7 pounds 18s 5d was collected - a handsome addition to the fund. The City Band are to be congratulated upon the satisfactory result of their efforts.
HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 6th 1891

Death -
MACKAY - At Petane, on February 4th, John Francis, youngest son of Donald and Norah MACKAY, aged 15 months. Much and deeply regretted. R.I.P.
The funeral will leave his parents' residence for the Petane cemetery at 2 p.m. to-day (Friday). Friends please accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.H. VAUTIER, J.P., Charles HUDSON pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness. Defendant was dismissed with a caution.

Dr P.W. MENZIES has decided to take up his permanent residence in Napier, and has taken consulting rooms at Messrs EAKINS and Co's pharmacies. Dr. MENZIES has been in charge of the hospital during his father's absence on a holiday, and he has made many friends already.
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 7th 1891

Death -
BADLEY - At Napier, on February 6th, after a long and painful illness, Hannah, relict of the late Paul BADLEY, aged 58(?).
The funeral will leave her late residence, Brewster-street, at 3 p.m. to-morrow (Sunday.)

At a general meeting of the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club, held yesterday at the Criterion Hotel, Messrs John JOSHUA,
W.H. COOPER, I.F. MACANDREW and T.H. GROOME were elected members.

Mr Cartwright BROWN informs us that 3.56 inches of rain fell on Sunday and Monday. The benefit to the country is almost incalculable, as the rain fell so gently that it all soaked into the ground.

Mr Frank KENNEDY leaves Napier to-day to reside in Gisborne, having been appointed to take charge of a branch establishment to be opened in that town by Messrs F.W. WILLIAMS and KETTLE.

HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 9th 1891

Death -
LEYLAND - At East Clive, on February 7th, Edward LEYLAND, second son of F.A. LEYLAND, formerly of Halifax, Yorkshire, England; aged 61.
The funeral will leave the late residence of the deceased at 1 p.m. this day. Friends will please accept this intimation. -
T.P. FULLER, Undertaker.

The following are the arrivals at the Criterion Hotel by the Taupo coach:-
On Friday, Mr and Mrs FERGUSON, Miss HASSAL, and Mr LORD.
On Saturday, by special coach, Mr and Mrs MEREWETHER, Misses MEREWETHER (2), and Mr Merewether.

The departures from the Criterion Taupo were, yesterday, Mr and Mrs H. BOYLE, Mr LIVERSEDGE, and Mr WARREN. This morning, Mr LORD, Mr RAYNHAN, Mr KITCAT, and Mr LAMB.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 10th 1891

Mr DOWNES, of the Gisborne Native College, has been appointed additional master at Te Aute College. The college buildings have been enlarged, and a large number of new students have been enrolled this term, this necessitating the addition to the strength of the teaching staff.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M.,
William MILLIGAN was fined 10s and costs for leaving a horse and vehicle unattended in Milton road.
George NORMAN, for working two horses while they were suffering from sores, was fined 1 pound and costs.
John ROBERTS, for causing an obstruction by leaving a piano case on the pavement in Hastings street, was fined 5s and costs.

Mr E.D. HOBEN, who has been interviewing the Southern Rugby Football Unions re the formation of a New Zealand Rugby Union, with a view to sending a really representative team to England during the next two years, and the arrangement of a series of regular interprovincial championships extending over periods of four years, returned to Napier yesterday. Mr Sydney HOBEN has also returned to Napier after a very successful concert tour.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of James WATKINS, accountant, of Napier, was held at the Courthouse yesterday, the Assignee presiding. The debtor's statement showed debts amounting to 406 pounds 4s 6d, with no assets.......
On the motion of Mr NEAL, seconded by Mr BLACK, the following resolution was carried:- "That the bankrupt's discharge be opposed unless he pays 10s in the pound, on the ground that he had no reasonable prospect when he incurred the debts of being able to pay them, and also that he cannot make any statement of his receipts and expenditure."
( More details available by request - Judy).
HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 12th 1891
Marriage -
CAMERON-LYNCH - At St. Mary's Church, on the 5th February, by the Rev. Father GROGAN, John CAMERON, to Mary Kato, second daughter of the late Thomas LYNCH, both of Napier.

Mr C. HALL, of Woodville, who was a candidate for a seat on the Education Board, has withdrawn from the contest. A notification to that effect appears in our advertising columns.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M., an elderly man named Thomas TAGGART, well known to the police, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and was sentenced to a month's hard labor for indecent behavior.

Mr David LESLIE, who is well known to all old residents of the district, will with his family leave for Melbourne by the next boat from here. He has been 27 years in Napier, having arrived here from Auckland in the old Lord Ashley in the early part of 1864. He has been connected with St. Paul's Church for over a quarter of a century, and the members have given him a souvenir in view of his departure. When Mr LESLIE first came to Napier he went into the employ of the late Samuel BEGG. Then he transferred his services to STUART and Co., remaining with them till they gave up business, a period of 14 years. Nine years ago he went into the employ of Messrs DAVIDSON and IRVINE, and has only left them to go to the other colony. We wish Mr LESLIE every success in his new sphere.

The following players will represent the County Cricket Club in their match against the United Cricket Club at Napier on Saturday:-
GORE, LOWRY, GORDON, LOUGHNAN, BRATHWAITE, JOHNS, NELSON, GREGORY, E.H. WILLIAMS,
A. WILLIAMS, and T.W. LEWIS. Emergencies, LEONARD, KING, GALWEY, VICKERMAN, and
H. BRATHWAITE.
HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 13th 1891
At the meeting last night of the Alpha Lodge, Loyal United Friends, W.G.M. Bro. TROY was called upon to perform a pleasing duty, viz., to present to P.M. Bro.. D. LESLIE, who is leaving the colony, a souvenir of his long connection with the Lodge. The presentation took the form of a watch chain and pendent, upon the latter being engraved "Presented to
D. LESLIE, P.M., by Alpha Lodge. The company subsequently adjourned to Bro. M'CARTNEY's where Bro. LESLIE's health was drunk, and songs and recitations were given by the brethren.

A committee meeting of the Napier Rowing Club was held last night at the Criterion Hotel, the captain (Mr S.R. KENNEDY) in the chair. The chairman stated that Mr GOLLAN had left with him a trophy for the sculling race, to be held by the winner from year to year, but to remain the property of the club.
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 14th 1891
Marriage -
TAYLOR-GRAHAM - At Palmerston North, on February 6th, by the Rev. Father PATTERSON, George TAYLOR of Napier, to Sarah, the only daughter of Crozier GRAHAM, of Napier.

Mr HOFFMANN, who for such a long period reprsented the firm of HOFFMANN and Sons in Napier, is again on a visit to this town in connection with business matters.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M., a man named John M'LEAN was charged with lunacy. From statements made by the police it appeared that the defendant's madness was due to drink, and M'LEAN was remanded till Monday for medical examination.
James HANNON, for drunkenness, was fined 10s and costs.
HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 16th 1891

CARLTON-HALL - At St. Mary's Church, Napier, on the 5th February, by the Very Rev. Father GROGAN, Bernard Stephen, youngest son of the late Mr Thomas CARLTON, Wicklow, Ireland, to Emma Kate, youngest daughter of Thomas HALL, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

A man got into the lock-up on Saturday for being drunk while in charge of a horse. He will be brought up at the R.M. Court this morning. The man M'LEAN, suffering from lunacy through drink, will also be brought before the Court this morning, and probably Leon DARGUS, whose double attempt to commit suicide is reported elsewhere, will be formally charged with the offence.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 17th 1891

Death -
SEBLEY - At Willow Farm, Waipawa, on February 16th, 1891, Sarah Ann, relict of the late J.L. SEBLEY, aged 48 years.
The funeral takes place today (Tuesday), at 2.30 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.

Leon DARGUS, whose attempt to commit suicide on Saturday has already been reported, was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M., and formally charged. In reply to the charge DARGUS said he remembered nothing of the affair. At the request of the police he was remanded for a week.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M.,
Thomas FOX was charged with being drunk while in charge of a horse. Defendant did not appear, and his bail of 2 pounds was estreated.
Robert M'LEAN, who was brought up on remand charged with lunacy, attributed by the police to drink, was certified sane, and discharged.
F.C. ROWLEY pleaded guilty to a charge of getting on to a moving train, and was fined 1 pound and costs.
A prohibition order was granted with respect to Joseph EDDY, on the ground that he was ruining his health and interrupting the peace and happiness of his family by excessive drinking.
A similar application with respect to Andrew JOHNSON was dismissed, the complainant not appearing.

Our Woodville correspondent writes as follows under Saturday's date:-
At the Court yesterday, before Messrs FOUNTAIN and HALL, J.P.'s, Robert EWART was charged with stealing a horse, the property of Mr E. LANG. The evidence was very strong against accused, and went to show that after stealing the horse he had cruelly injured it in trying to burn out the owner's brand. A young fellow named BARLOW was called for the defence, but his evidence did not come up to accused's expectations, and was stigmatised as lies. Accused then made a statement, in which he described how he and BARLOW came to Woodville purposely to steal a horse, and how they stole the animal the subject of the information. There were some recriminatory remarks between the pair, but the Justices caused CARLOW to be arrested and charged with complicity in the theft for which EWART was before the Court. Ultimately both were committed for trial. They were both very impudent during the hearing of the case. They are each about 20 years of age. EWART only recently served a month'!
s hard labor for stealing a saddle.

For some time past it has been felt by a considerable section of the community that there was room for the formation of a sailing club, and as a result such a club has been established. The following officers were elected:-
President, Mr G.H. SWAN, M.H.R.
Vice-presidents, Messrs J.E. PROVIS and N. KETTLE
Captain, Mr G.E. SAINSBURY
Deputy captain, Dr. de LISLE
Committee, Messrws J.I. CATO, J.B. FRANKLIN, F.L. HUTCHINSON, E.W. SPOONER, and G.S. WENLEY
Secretary and treasurer, Mr Leo von HAAST
Handicappers, Messrs J.E. PROVIS and R. CARTER.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
At the R.M. Court today, before Mr. W. BEILBY, J.P., Frank OEKENDEN was charged by Sergeant PICKERING with vagrancy. The defendant had been previously convicted of the same offence at Welllington. The Court sentenced him to seven days' hard labor in Napier gaol.
HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 18tlh 1891

Death -
SMITH - At Napier, on Feb. 17th, 1891, Bella, the beloved wife of James H. SMITH, aged 29 years. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Munroe street, tomorrow (Thursday) at 3 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M., a woman named Jane GREGG was charged with drunkenness. She did not appear, and was fined 10s and costs.

Owners of fowls and tillers of gardens - a very considerable section of the community - will be interested in a case decided at the R.M. Court yesterday. The plaintiff, GIBBONS, used a section at Taradale for seed-raising. The defendant, WARD, kept fowls for pleasure and profit, as every other poultry fancier tries to do. WARD's fowls got into GIBBONS' garden, and played the mischief, whereupon an action to recover 10 pounds. Evidence was taken, and plaintiff secured a verdict for
2 pounds 10s, with costs and expenses amounting to 2 pounds 6s. From this it appears that fowls cannot do as they petroleum please, and many owners of gardens will rejoice at the decision.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
Mr Charles WEDD, of Patangata, was thrown from his horse early this morning, his left leg being crushed by the horse falling on it. The sufferer was conveyed to Waipawa this morning, and placed under the care of Dr. GODFREY, who found that the fibula was broken and the ankle seriously injured. He was sent on to the county hospital this evening, and it is expected that he will be able to get about again in three or four weeks.
Mr GILHAM, our local sexton, who has lived in Waipawa for 15 years, is about to leave to Woodville with his family.
Mr KNOWLES, manager of the local branch of the Bank of Australaisa, who has been away for time on the West Coast on sick leave, returned last night to resume his duties, looking much better.

HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 19th 1891

Marriage -
GRANT-BLAIR - On the 5th February, at St. Paul's Church, Wanganui, by the Rev. James TREADWELL, the
Rev. William GRANT, eldest son of Mr George GRANT, Ormondville, to Isabella, eldest daughter of Mr John BLAIR, Wanganui.

Death -
GARNHAM - At Emerson street, Napier, on February 18th, Helen, the infant daughter of Robert and Kate GARNHAM; aged 13 months.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.H. VAUTIER, J.P.,
Robert M'LEOD was charged with drunkenness. He did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Robert BOYLE, who pleaded guilty to stealing 2 pounds 2s from one Emma GIFFORD, was sentenced to three months' hard labor. Prisoner went to accused's house, and while there stole the money from a handbag.
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 21st 1891

In consequence of the fashion of bathing on the beach which has recently set in, and the possibility of an accident taking place, a rope has been procured for use in case of need. The cost was defrayed by means of money collected by Messrs CHAPMAN, ROBISON, and HUTCHINSON, the sum collected being sufficient to purchase 60 fathoms of half-inch Manila rope. This will be kept hanging in Mr C. PALMER's stables, so that it may be readily available at any time. The rope was tested yesterday by being taken through the surf line by a bather, who but for its aid would certainly never have got back again.

HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 23rd 1891

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M., an old offender named Frederick De LACY was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

It will be seen by our advertising columns that the Gorge section at Woodville recently forfeited by Mr Joseph SEWRY, a section in the Wharita block forfeited by Mr J.G. HUGHES, and a section adjoining Kumeroa Village are to be sold for cash on the 27th inst., at the Land Office, Napier. There are also two sections in the Tahoraite district to be leased at the same time.

A sitting of the Superior Court of Bankruptcy was held on Saturday before the Registrar, when the following bankruptcies were declared closed:-
C.H. CHRISTIANSEN, of Danevirke, carpenter
Edward W. DENT, of Napier, dairyman
P.P. RAVEN, of West Clive, brewer
K. BRYANT, of Woodville, contractor
J.W. BAKER, of Danevirke, settler
John FERGUSSON, of Napier, fruiterer
Charles HUTCHINS, of Woodville, farmer
James LYNN, of Hastings, carter.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under Saturday's date:-
I ascertained today, from a reliable source, the following particulars of the fire at Tamumu on Thursday, which resulted in the destruction of the homestead of Messrs PRICE Bros. It appears that the fire broke out about midday, only Mr and Mrs James PRICE being in the house, and spread so quickly that there was no time to save anything. The insurance on premises and furniture amount of 725 pounds, in the London and Lancashire office.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 24th 1891

While going to the fire near the railway crossing this morning, Superintendent WATERWORTH lost the silver chain to which his officer's whistle was attached. The finder will oblige by leaving the chain at the fire station.

Shortly after half-past 1 o'clock yesterday smoke was observed issuing from the roof of Mr COLLINS' shop in Hastings street, and the fire-bell was at once rung. There was a rapid muster of willing hands, when it was found that by some means a fire had started in one of the upper rooms. It was very soon extinguished, but the stock in the shop below suffered from water, and also from the removal which commenced when the alarm was first given. Had the fire got a greater hold before being discovered the premises could hardly have been saved, as they are old one, and as dry as tinder.

R.M. Court, Monday, February 23.
(Before Mr WARDELL, R.M.)

Drunkenness -
Charles SMITH, charged with unaggravated drunkenness, was fined 5s and costs.
Peter M'LAURENCE, who was arested drunk on Sunday, pleaded to be let off. He was informed that so far from being treated in that manner he was Going to be dealt with in a severe fashion, as he had been found drunk on Sunday, on which day it was illegal to buy or sell liquors. His Worship remarked that he made it an invariable rule to impose a minimum fine of
1 pound and costs on all who were found drunk on Sundays, and defendant was accordingly muleted in that sum.
Joseph EDDY was charged with drunkenness, and could not deny the soft impeachment, having been arrested in a bad state. The peculiar part of the affair was that a prohibition order had been issued with respect to defendant only a few days before, and any hotelkeeper supplying him with liquor is liable to a heavy penalty. Probably defendant obtained the drink through a third party. He was fined 10s and costs.

Indency -
John HORNBY, for committing a grossly indecent act in Hastings street, was sentenced to seven days' hard labor without the option of a fine. The evidence showed that the offence was an aggravated one, and defendant has reason to congratulate himself upon getting off so lightly.

'Bus Versus Car -
The lond-standing feud between the cabmen of the town and the Napier 'Bus Company received another illustration in the shape of a charge of unlawfully plying for hire, proferred by Joseph COSGROVE, cabman, against Thomas PRATER, a driver in the employ of the 'Bus Company. Mr CRESSWELL appeared in support of the information, defendant being represented by Mr CORNFORD.
The facts upon which the charge was based were that defendant was driver of a 'bus on the 27th of last month, and that he took passengers from town to a place known as "Fishermen's Bay," where acquatic people are wont to congregate.
The case was dismissed without any evidence being heard, Mr CORNFORD showing that the 'bus which defendant drove was licensed to ply for hire within a radius of five miles from Napier.

Attempted Suicide -
Leon DARGUS, who a week ago tried to kill himself by taking poison and then jumping into the sea, was brought up in custody on remand charged with the offence.
The circumstances in connection with the affair, which have been fully reported in the Herald, were deposed to by
W.J. SMITH, W.H. M'KAY, A. BODEN, and E. BEAGLEY. Dr. INNES deposed that when accused was searched, after being taken from the water, a packet of poisonous crystals was found upon him, but his vomit when analysed contained no traces of the poison, the inference being that none of the crystals were taken.
His Worship remanded defendant till Wednesday, in order that he might be medically examined, with a view to discover whether he was suffering from insanity.
HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 25th 1891

Mr COLLINS, of Homewood, has sold his Old Gum Farm, Patangata, 750 acres, to Mr H. HARTREE, at the rate of about 7 pounds an acre. Mr COLLINS still holds his Homewood property and a portion of his Patangata property.

HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 26th 1891

Marriage -
LANGLEY-KIRKHAM - On February 25th, 1891, at St. Augustine's Church, Napier, by the Rev. J. PARKINSON, John Frederick, eldest son of John LANGLEY, of Napier, to Emily Hartley, second daughter of Walter KIRKHAM, Taradale.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M., two men who didn't blush when they gave the names of Cyril STANTON and Edward PHILLIMORE, were charged with draunkenness, and were each fined 5s and costs.

Leon DARGUS, who recently attempted to commit suicide, was yesterday certified to be sane. Accused was discharged by the R.M. on the condition that he paid the costs (3 pounds 19s) which his escapade had put the State to, and found two sureties in 50 pounds each to keep the peace "to all Her Majesty's subjects" for three months.

Frederick De LACY, an old offender, who at different times has suffered imprisonment for various offences, was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday charged with drunkenness and vagrancy. His Worship sentenced defendant to three months' hard labor. De LACY was the man referred to in our yesterday's issue as the individual annoying householders by begging from door to door.
HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 27th 1891

Miss MONTEITH, who severs her connection with the Hastings street school today, was yesterday the recipient of a parting gift - a very pretty biscuit barrel mounted in silver and suitably inscribed - from the teachers and pupils of the school. Mr A.B. THOMSON in making the presentation spoke of Miss MONTEITH's many years connection with the teaching staff of Napier and of the kindly feeling which had always existed between herself and her co-workers. Miss MONTEITH expressed herself very much pleased with the gift, and thanked the donors for their kindness.

HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 28th 1891

Marriage -
RUTHERFURD-GALWEY - On the 26th February, at St. Matthew's, Hastings, by the Rev. J. HOBBS, Francis Walter, fourth son of the late Colonel Henry RUTHERFURD, to Eleanor Gertrude, third daughter of the late William GALWEY, C.E.

The Messrs CHISSELL, well and favorably known throughout Hawke's Bay, have purchased from Mr N. JACOBS the business of the City Hairdressing Saloon, and take possession from the 1st of March. Their good reputation, and the fact that they are going to occupy such a prominent business stand, will no doubt result in their obtaining a large share of public patronage. Mr JACOBS goes south to accept an engagement with a firm of colonial traders.
HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 2nd 1891
Shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday a fire was discovered in a four-roomed dwelling occupied by Mr TUCKER at Clive. A willing crowd of neighbors soon congregated and formed a bucket brigade and the fire was got under before total destruction resulted. The furniture, which was slightly damaged through removal and water was, we believe, uninsured. The house was insured, but for what amount or in what company we were unable to learn.
Messrs E. COE and G. STEWART were yesterday excused from serving on the common jury, the former as an active member of a fire brigade, and the latter on account of illness. Mr W. BODEN applied to be excused on the ground that he was a railway servant, but his Honor said that if he allowed that excuse he would not know where to draw the line, and Mr BODEN had to served.

Amongst the numerous wedding presents of which Mr and Mrs W.P. FINCH have been the recipients, there was one from the Cathedral choir, of which both are members. The presentation was made by Mr SPACKMAN on behalf of the choir, and consisted of a handsome electro-plated hot-water urn and an egg-stand. Mr FINCH rplied to the choir by letter, thanking all the members for their handsome present, and for the good wishes which accompanied it.

About a month ago a man named HARRIS was sentenced by Justices at Hastings to twelve months' hard labor, and he was sent to Napier Gaol. When Mr MILLER saw the warrant it struck him that it was not valid, the Justices not having the power to inflict such a sentence. Mr MILLER consequently forwarded the warrant to the Governor, and yesterday received a telegram stating that the man would have to be released, as the sentence was one beyond the powers accorded to Justices of the Peace.

Mr R.T. WALKER was called on the Grand Jury yesterday, but intimated to his Honor that he was defendant in a private prosecution for criminal libel, and that it would be improper for him to sit. His Honor concurred, and Mr WALKER was excused from serving. Mr W.M. NEWMAN, who was also called, was excused on the ground that he had been called away to Gisborne owing to the dangerous illness of a brother. Mr W. PROVIS was excused on the ground of illness.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M.,
John M'CLOSKIE, charged with being found drunk on the preceding day, was fined 1 pound and costs.
Edward William DENT, an omnibus driver, was charged on the information of Thomas CAMPBELL, a cab driver, with preventing informant from passing defendant's vehicle on the off side. Mr CRESSWELL appeared in support of the information. After hearing the evidence in the case his Worship said that drivers must be made to know that the law would be strictly enforced. He suggested that in this case the matter would be allowed to drop by defendant paying the costs, as a warning. This course was agreed to, defendant paying 1 pound 1s costs.

A rather uncommon case came before the R.M. Court yesterday, plaintiff and defendant being two young girls. The defendant, Mabel BICHENO, was charged with assaulting Violet SHEATH. Mr CRESSWELL appeared for informant, and Mr LASCELLES for defendant. It appeared that the children disagreed in the street, and that a stone thrown by defendant struck the other girl. The case was brought not that a heavy penalty might be inflicted, but only that a stop should be put to the conduct complained of. His Worship gave some good advice to the children, warning them of the evils of quarrelling and fighting, and stated that in this case he would only order defendant to pay the costs, which amounted to 9s.
HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 4th 1891
Death -
STUART - At Goldsmith road, Napier, on March the 2nd, 1891, Walter Charles Edwin, the only son of Charles STUART, of Napier, aged 9 years and 5 months.
The funeral will leave his parents' residence at 2.30 p.m. to-day (Wednesday). Friends will please accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M., judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following civil cases:-
DAVIS and EVANS v. T.H. HILL
SIDEY and BAIN v. J. ALLARDICE
SELVY v. LIVESY
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 5th 1891
Death -
WHITCOMBE - On March 3rd, at Harvey road, Napier, Edward Seymour, only son of Seymour F. and Annie WHITCOMBE, aged ten months and two weeks.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.H. VAUTIER, J.P., John WEIR was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and ordered to pay 3s, the value of a bucket destroyed by him. The alternative in each case was 48 hours' hard labor, the sentences to be cumulative. Accused was removed in custody loudly protesting that he would not pay.

At the Hastings R.M. court yesterday, before Messrs BURNETT and BEIFBY, J.P.'s, John MEIKLEJOHN was charged with stealing a saddle and bridle, the property of Wiremu KOPU. Mr LEE defended the prisoner. The evidence showed that on the evening of the 17th of December the prosecutor left his horse tied up outside Mr RAMSAY's hotel at Fernhill. The horse had then a saddle and a bridle. On coming out of the hotel after having had tea the prosecutor found that the horse had disappeared. The next day he found the horse in a paddock at Fernhill, but it had neither saddle nor bridle. These were subsequently traced to the prisoner. The Bench found him guilty, and sentenced him to three months' imprisonment.
HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 6th 1891
Marriage -
BIEL - DAVIDSON - On February 18th, at the residence of the bride's father, Frederick William, second son of Mr F. BIEL, late of Woolston, Christchurch, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr J. DAVIDSON, West Clive. Christchurch papers please copy.

At the R.M. Court yesterday James CHASE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 7th 1891

Birth -
ANSELL - At Hastings, on March 3rd, Mrs Henry ANSELL, of a son.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs T.K. NEWTON and J. DUNCAN, J.P.'s,
J. JENSEN, J. KIRKER, and J. BULLOCK were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Robert M'PHERSON, for committing wilful damage to a hourse on the Wellesley road, was fined 1 pound and costs, and ordered to pay 1 pound for the damage done, or in default seven days' hard labor.

Mr M.H. AIREY, the newly-appointed chief agent of the Government Insurance Department for Hawke's Bay, arrived in Napier yesterday. Mr AIREY takes charge of the agency staff in this district, and has been specially selected on account of his well-known business capacity and organising ability. He has for some years past represented the insurance department in Auckland, and brings with him an excellent record.

At the Hastings R.M. Court yesterday, F. BURGESS pleaded guilty to neglecting to register the birth of his child, and was fined 1s and 7s costs.
HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 9th 1891

Birth -
MILNE - At Carlyle street, Napier, on the 7th March, the wife of Duncan MILNE, of a son.
HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 10th 1891

Death -
ENDER - At the Napier Hospital, on March 8th, 1891, George ENDER, eldest son of the late Daniel ENDER, aged 28 years. Deeply regretted.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:- The Rev. Mr GRIFFEN arrived here on Saturday evening to take up the Methodist Church work in Waipawa and surrounding district.

HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 13th 1891
Birth -
SMITH - On March 12, at Park road, Napier, the wife of H. Martin SMITH, surveyor, of a son.

A man named HACKETT was arrested yesterday on a charge of stealing a cage and three birds from the verandah of a house in Craven street.

The second cup match between the Napier and United Cricket Clubs will be played on Tuesday next, commencing at 10.30 a.m. The United eleven will be chosen from the following:-
PEACOCK, HAWKE, TREGONNING, HARDEN, LUDBROOK, N. KENNEDY, S.R. KENNEDY, N. von STURMER, W.J. HUGHES, J.G. HUGHES, Dr. MENZIES, NICHOLLS, M'KAY, C.H. CATO, and ROBISON.

A case of till-robbing was yesterday heard before Mr WARDELL, R.M. It appeared that the accused, a middle-aged man named John EVANS, had been hanging about the Crown Hotel, Spit, and during the temporary absence of the barman accused went to the till and stole the sum of 2s 1d. In response to the usual questions accused said he supposed he was guilty, but he did not recollect anything of the affair owing to being under the influence of drink. Accused, looking round the Court, saw Mr SELBY, and called upon him for a character. Mr SELBY said he had known accused for about ten years. He was a "remittance man," and drank a great deal. Witness said he had known accused spend over 200 pounds in one hotel in the district in a little over two months, and he had recently seen him in the country "knocking down a big cheque." A previous conviction for larceny was put in, and accused was sentenced to three months' hard labor.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of E.C. POLKINGHORNE was held at the Courthouse yesterday morning.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr WARDELL, R.M., a man named William GOULDING was brought up in custody charged with vagrancy. (Details available on request).
HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 14th 1891
Birth -
BROWN - On the 13th March, at South Yarra Villa, Napier, Mrs J. Vigor BROWN, of a daughter.

Death -
COWPER - At Waipawa, on the 13th March, 1891, Thomas COWPER, aged 57(?) years.
The funeral will leave his late residence on Sunday, the 15th inst., at 2 p.m. for St. Peter's Church, from thence to Hadley cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend. W.H. SERLEY, Undertaker.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, Michael DAWSON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Mr Thomas COWPER, one of Waipawa's oldest residents, passed away today after a painful illness. Mr COWPER came to Hawke's Bay in 1859, settling first in the neighborhood of Clive. In 1860 he took charge of the Wallingford Hotel, where he remained till 1868. From Wallingford he came to Waipawa, where he has ever since resided. He has taken an active part in local public affairs. The cause of death was cancer in the throat.

The man HACKETT, whose arrest for stealing three birds and a cage from a house in Craven street was reported in our last issue, was yesterday brought before Mr WARDELL, R.M., and charged on two counts with stealing one bird cage and three goldfinches. Accused told a rigmarole story to the effect that the birds were his property, but that he lost them, and then re-trapped thewm. His Worship did not express the pain he no doubt felt at being compelled to suspect accused's absolute thruthfulness, but his emotion found vent in a sentence of a month's hard labor on each charge, the sentences not to be cumulative.

In the cricket match to be played this afternoon on the Recreation Ground between the Napier juniors and Napier Bands of Hope Crickedt Club, the following will be the teams:-
Napier juniors: BUCK, HENDRY, S. WHITE, SPENCE, F. BEAR, H. WHITE, JAMIESON, WOODHOUSE, HODGSON,
F. HAWKINS, JOHNSTONE. Emergencies, FERGUSSON, WILLIAMS, and WOODHOUSE.
Bands of Hope: LAWS, M'NICOLL, ASHCROFT (2), MARTIN, PARTON, WILLIAMS, GILBERD, WELSMAN, MILLER, P. BEAR. Emergencies, H. GILBERD, GRINDELL, and A.B. GIBSON.
HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 16th 1891
The second cup match between the Napier and United Cricket Clubs will be played tomorrow, commencing at 10.30 a.m. sharp. The following will represent the United Club:-
Messrs PEACOCK, HARDEN, HUGHES, CATO, HAWKE, LUDBROOK, S.R. KENNEDY, N. KENNEDY, ROBISON,
von STURMER, and TYLEE.
The following will play for the Napier Club:-
C.R. SMITH, WOLSTENHOLME, FANNIN, George WHITE, H. MARTIN, FREEMAN, KENDALL, H. SWAN, FULTON, BUCK (2); emergency, S. WHITE.

One morning last week a man named O'CONNELL was brought up at the R.M. Court charged with drunkenness. He was in a very bad state, bordering on delirium tremens, and the police asked the Justices to cause the man to be detained in gaol for a few days, for his own good. The suggestion was not carried out, the defendant being fined 5s and costs. As a result the police on Saturday again got hold of O'CONNELL, in a really shocking state. His alcoholic mania had increased to a great extent, and he was so bad that Dr. de LISLE had to be sent for to medically treat the unfortunate fellow, and constables had to be detailed off to watch him night and day, for fear he should injure himself. He will probably be brought before the Court this morning.
Hb Herald, Tues. Mar. 17th 1891

Marriage -
PASCOE-DOUBLE - At Napier Cathedral, on March 10th, by the Rev. J. PARKINSON, Edward PASCOE, to Hannah DOUBLE, both of Napier.

Death -
BENNETT - On the 15th March, Alan Cochrane, only son of Arthur and Kate BENNETT.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
Frank DOMINO was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Thomas TAGGART, for a third offence of drunkenness within a recent period, was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.

Patrick O'CONNELL, the unfortunate victim to alcoholic mania whose case we have previously referred to, was yesterday brought up at the R.M. Court charged with drunkenness, and with travelling on the railway line without paying his fare.
Mr WARDELL, R.M., said it was quite evident from the man's condition that he was not fit to plead to the latter charge, and he was remanded for seven days for medical treatment.

An inquest was held yesterday on the body of a little child named Allan C. BENNETT, whose death was the result of a sad mischance. It appeared from the evidence that the child was being treated for sickness. The medicine for internal administration stood near a liniment for external use. The bottles in which the liquids were contained were alike, and the appearance of the medicine and the liniment was similar. The liniment contained ammonia, and by mistake a dose of this was administered on Tuesday last. The mistake was soon discovered, and remedial treatment adopted, but in spite of the most assiduous care the child gradually sank and died. A verdict of accidental death was returned, and the following rider was added by the jury:-
"The jury desire to express the opinion that any poison or liquid for external application should be dispensed in bottles of color and shape that would distinguish them from those containing medicine for internal administration"
The coroner undertook to forward the jury's recommendation to the proper quarter.

HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 18th 1891
Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:- An inquest was held yesterday at Oakburne on the body of John Henry SEBLEY, who was found dead in a creek on Saturday. It appeared that deceased when last seen alive was in good spirits, and walking towards the place where he was subsequently found. The jury returned a verdict of found drowned.
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 19th 1891
At the R.M. Court yesterday,
G.A. JACKSON, for a second offence of drunkenness, was fined 10s and costs.
John RUSSELL, charged with having stolen 2 pounds, the property of John COLLINS, was remanded till this morning.

HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 20th 1891
Births -
BUTTON - On March 16th, at Taradale, the wife of T.W. BUTTON, of a daughter.
DICKIN - On March 19th, at Fitzgerald road, Napier, the wife of E.J. DICKIN, of a son.

At the R.M. Court -
James BARNETT, for drunkenness, was cautioned and discharged.
George ROBINSON, similarly charged, was fined 5s and costs.

HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 24th 1891
Advertisement -
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Important Announcement to the Inhabitants of Napier and Surrounding Districts -
NAPIER TO WELLINGTON in 11 HOURS

The opening of the GORGE LINE will confer on the industrious settlers of Hawkes Bay advantages and facilities unknown in the history of the Provincial District. The rapid and cheap communication will be a boon to many a family, who will be able to visit the Empire City and make their purchases of DRAPERY AND CLOTHING from the old-established and well-known Firm of KIRKCALDIE AND STAINS.

A complimentalry benefit will be tendered to Mr and Mrs J.W. FOLEY this evening, at theTheatre Royal. A good programme has been prepared, including musical and dramatic novelties, and the performers will include a large number of well known lady and gentleman amateurs. As Mr and Mrs FOLEY have always been ready to assist when any deserving object had to be aided, a bumper house on their benefit night would be an appropriate compliment.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Peter BLOM and Thomas M'CORMICK were each fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Patrick O'CONNELL, for drinking himself into delirium tremens, was fined 10s and costs, and ordered to pay 10s 6d towards the cost of medical treatment with which he had to be provided. He was further fined 10s and costs for travelling in a railway carriage between Waipawa and Kaikora without having first paid his fare.
James BURT, for allowing cattle to stray, was fined 1s and costs.
James ROACH, a cabman, was fined 2 pounds and costs for furious driving. His Worship intimated that the fine would have been heavier but for the fact that it was a first offence, and that defendant held a good character as a cabman.

The Napier Hospital Trustees met yesterday at the Town Hall......The chairman stated that Miss E.H. YOUNG had been appointed probationer nurse, and that Miss Mary WESTON, of the Christchurch, hospital, had been appointed to fill the vacancy for a trained nurse.

An occasional correspondent at Clive writes as follows:-
"An interesting ceremony took place at Clive on Sunday. Mr and Mrs Montague LASCELLES, after a lengthened residence in Clive, have decided to move to Napier. For 12 or 13 years Mr LASCELLES has been connected with Sabbath-school work in Clive, and for the last six years he has been superintendent of the Presbyterian Sabbath-school there - indeed he was the means of starting it. It has prospered greatly under his painstaking care, and he has greatly endeared himself to the children, and indeed to the inhabitants of Clive generally by his efforts for their good." (Further details on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 25th 1891

Death -
RAMSAY - At Omahu, on the 22nd of March, William, infant child of John RAMSAY, aged 8 months.

Mr and Mrs FOLEY desire us to thank on their behalf the ladies and gentlemen who kindly assisted at last night's concert, and the Theatre Royal Company for donating the free use of the theatre.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following civil cases:-
COOPER v. M'CALLUM
HAWKE'S BAY COUNTY COUNCIL v. WRIGHT
SIDEY and BAIN v. A.C. WEBER
HAWKE'S BAY COUNTY COUNCIL v. W. ORR
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 26th 1891
Marriage -
POWDRELL-SHOULS - At Ormondville, on March 24th, by the Rev. Canon WEBB, Joseph POWDRELL, of Turiroa, Wairoa, to Mary Grove Haydon SHOULS, of Napier, Hawke's Bay.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
William LOW was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
William WARCUP, on bail, similarly charged, did not appear, and his deposit of 1 pound was estreated.

The Napier bowlers who intend taking part in the New Plymouth tournament will leave this morning by the 10.45 train. The following comprise the Napier team:-
Messrs P. DINWIDDIE, HOLT, COOK, HODGSON, MORRISON, SOUTH, BEACHAM, CRERAR, W. SMITH, OLIVER, EVANS, LYNDON, MILLER, COOPER, LARGE, BEATSON, and WATERWORTH. Messrs DINWIDDIE, COOK, HOLT, and HODGSON will be skips for the team.

In the Superior Court of Bankruptcy yesterday, before His Honor the Chief Justice, Willoughby BRASSEY was granted his discharge from bankruptcy subject to the payment of preferential claims amounting to about 10 pounds.

HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 27th 1891
Birth -
PRICE - At Tangarewa, Ruataniwha, on the 24th March, the wife of A.H. PRICE, of a son.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Alfred WARMAN was charged with drunkenness. Defendant was in a bad condition, and was remanded for medical treatment.

Mr J.H. SMITH, who has been for five years in the employ of the Union Bank in Napier, has been transferred to Blenheim. (More details on request - Judy).
HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 30th 1891
Birth -
SPOONER - At Napier, on March 29th, the wife of E.W. SPOONER, of a son.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John LARSON and William GALLAGHER, for drunkenness, were cautioned and discharged.
William M'MAHON, for fighting in the street, was fined 2 pounds and costs.
Of the two inebriates discharged one of them (LARSON) was soon after arrested more drunken than when the police first got him, and he will make another appearance before his Worship
HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 31st 1891
Birth -
BOLAM - At Gladstone-road, Napier, on the 30th March, the wife of Mr W. BOLAM, of a daughter.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John LARSEN was charged with drunkenness. Defendant, who appeared on Saturday to answer a similar charge, and was then dismissed with a caution, was fined 10s and costs.
John M'LEAN, charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
HB Herald, Wed. Apr. 1, 1891
Death -
DINNEN - On the 31st March, at the Napier Refuge, Peter DINNEN, of cancer, aged 76 (could be 78).

Our Waipawa correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-
"At the Court this morning, before Mr S. JOHNSON, J.P., Michael SULLIVAN was fined 10s and costs for being drunk and disorderly on the Waipukurau racecourse on the preceding day. For assaulting the arresting constable defendant was fined
1 pound 10s and costs, in default of payment seven days' hard labor.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Michael MURPHY was charged with drunkenness. He was in a bad state as the result of drinking, and was remanded till Saturday for medical treatment.
A.E. WARMAN, who had been on a prior occasion remanded for a similar reason, was brought up in custody charged with drunkenness and dismissed with a caution.
Richard WHELAN, charged with lunacy, was remanded for medical examination. WHELAN was charged with lunacy at Waipawa about six months ago, when his condition was ascribed to drink. He was kept in custody for a few days, certified sane, and discharged. He seems to have never properly recovered, and now presents the appearance of a man quite insane.
HB Herald, Fri. Apr. 3rd 1891
Birth -
WOODS - At Kaikora, on March 28th, the wife of Alf G. WOODS, of a daughter.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and C.A. FITZROY, J.P.'s,
Andrew MOYAN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Henry CLARKE, for a second offence within a recent period, was fined 10s and costs.
HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 4th 1891
Death -
FISHER - At the Napier Hospital, on April 3rd, 1891, John FISHER (stevedore), of cancer in the stomach, aged 52. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave the hospital at 3 p.m. to-morrow (Sunday). Friends will please accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs NEWTON and DUNCAN, J.P.'s,
Michael MURPHY was charged with drunkenness. MURPHY, when first brought before the Court, was in a bad state, and was sent to gaol for medical treatment, and was dismissed on condition that he paid one shilling, the cost of hiring a cab to convey him to the lock-up.
Alexander BEAN, who was picked up in Hastings-street shortly before 2 o'clock in the morning, was similarly charged, and was fined 5s and costs.

The annual meeting of the Pirates' Football Club was held in the Masonic Hotel last night. Mr R. SMITH, the president of the club, occupied the chair, and there was a very large attendance of members. The following officers were elected for the ensuing season:-
President, Mr R. SMITH
Vice-presidents, Messrs T. SIDEY, H. WILLIAMS junr., C.H. EDWARDS, J. BEATSON, CROWTHER, and C.W. REARDON.
Captain, Mr T. MORRISON
Vice-captain, Mr E. GOLDSMITH
Committee, Messrs SINCLAIR, CORBETT, SWAN, WHITTINGTON, TAYLOR, REARDON, and YATES.
Delegates to the Rugby Union, Messrs MORRISON and WHITTINGTON
Secretary and treasurer, Mr J.E. COWELL.
HB Herald, Mon. Apr. 6th 1891
Marriage -
BELLERBY-WEBB - On the 4th of April, at Taradale, by the Rev. C .L. TUKE, Alexander Leonard, eldest son of John BELLERBY, Esq., of Langton Hall, Yorkshire, England, to Kathleen, youngest daughter of the late Thomas WEBB of Otago.

Death -
HOWARD - On the 3rd of April, 1891, at her residence, Hollycombe Farm, Kaikora, Anna, the beloved wife of Thomas HOWARD, aged 54 years.

At the conclusion of the service at St. Paul's Church last night a presentation of a handsomely bound volume of music was made to Mrs J.T.C. COOK, one of the lady members of the choir, by the organist and choirmaster, Mr Hugh APLIN. The presentation was made in recognition of the valued services rendered by Mrs COOK, and the esteem in which she is held by the choir. Mr and Mrs COOK leave for Melbourne this week.
HB Herald, Tues. Apr. 7th 1891
Mr George TAYLOR, of the Ferry Hotel, died suddenly last evening at about 5.30 o'clock.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Mary JONES was fined 1 pound and costs for a third offence of drunkenness.
James STANLEY, charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
James THOMPSON, charged with leaving four packing cases on a footpath, was dismissed with a caution.

A rather peculiar decision was given in the R.M. Court yesterday. Hugh BARRY, a cabman, was charged with leaving his cab unattended, and was represented by Mr SHEATH. It appeared that the information set out that the cab was left unattended in Station-street, whereas it was left a little off the line of that street, and near the railway station, and a dismissal was asked for on the ground that this was not a "public place," but was private property. His Worship upheld the objection and dismissed the case, the police stating that another information would be lodged.
HB Herald, Wed. Apr. 8th 1891
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John STEELE, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Richard WHELAN, on remand charged with lunacy, was certified sane and discharged.
HB Herald, Fri. Apr. 10th 1891
Birth -
SHAW - On the 5th April, at Wairoa, the wife of W.F. SHAW, of a daughter.

Marriages -
WILLIAMS-PUCKEY - On March 31, at St. Barnabas Chburch, Mount Eden, by the father of the bridegroom, William, eldest son of the Ven. Archdeacon, S. WILLIAMS, of Te Aute, Hawke's Bay, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late William Gilbert PUCKEY, of Kaitaia.

HARRIS-CORBIN - At All Saints', Taradale, on April 4th, by the Rev. C.L. TAKE, Herbert, youngest son of the late James HARRIS, Newland, Gloucestershire, to Annie Maria, eldest daughter of Mr W. CORBIN, Taradale, Hawke's Bay.

At the R.M. Gourt yesterday, before Mr E. LYNDON, J.P.,
Michael SULLIVAN was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

A social gathering to bid farewell to the Rev. D. M'NICOLL and Mrs M'NICOLL was held in the Trinity Sunday-school room last evening.
HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 11th 1891
Marriage -
CARLYON-HILL - At St. Matthew's Church, Hastings, on the 9th April, 1891, by the Rev. Canon ST. HILL, Arthur Spry Gwavas CARLYON, of Gwavas, second son of the late Major CARLYON, 1st Royals, to Kathleen Louisa, only daughter of Captain HILL, of Bellaghy Castle, County Derry, Ireland, and of Fernhill, N.Z.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Michael SULLIVAN again made his appearance to answer a charge of drunkenness. He pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s and costs.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under Thursday's date:-
"Hastings was in a state of all-agogness this morning, the cause of excitement being the marriage of Miss HILL to Mr A.S.G. CARLYON, second son of the late Major CARLYON. The church which was tastefully decorated for the occasion by the friends of the bride, was crowded. The marriage was solemnised by the Rev. Canon ST. HILL. The bride, who was dressed in a robe of white silk and silver trimmings, with a tulle veil and orange blossoms, was given away by her father, Captain HILL, the best man being Mr STUDHOLME. The bridesmaids were Miss HEWSON, Miss LOWRY, and Miss MELVILLE, Master MOORE officiating as page. After the ceremony Miss KELLY played the "Wedding March" with great spirit, and the happy pair drove off in a coach drawn by four greys to Captain HILL's residence at Fernhill, where over 200 guests were entertained. The City Band played a capital selection during the afternoon. The pair left at 5 o'clock for the wedding tour, amid showers of rice and the good wishes of all."
HB Herald, Mon. Apr. 13th 1891
Death -
WOOTTON - At Napier, on April 12th, 1891, Annie, the beloved wife of G.H. WOOTTON, aged 45 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Shakespeare-road, at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow (Tuesday). Friends please accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., an elderly man named James HARDING, a stranger to the police, pleaded guilty to drunkenness, and was dismissed with a caution.

A public soiree will be held in Trinity schoolroom this evening, for the purpose of bidding farewell to the Rev. C.E. BEECROFT and of welcoming the Rev. E. BEST.

The many friends of the parties named will be interested in the following extract from the Examiner of Friday last:-
"On Wednesday an interesting ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr MONTEITH, sen., Bevan's-road, when
Mr G. PRAIN, of H.M. Customs, was united in wedlock with Miss MONTEITH, formerly the popular mistress of the Napier school. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. STEWART. After the wedding breakfast the happy pair left for Palmerston en route
to Wellington, their future home."

A cricket match will be played on the Recreation Ground to-day, commencing at 11 o'clock, between a Hawke's Bay County Club eleven, and a team chosen by Mr FERGUSSON, of the Wairoa. The County will be represnted by the following:-
LOWRY, NELSON, GORE, BRATHWAITE, C.C. MURRAY, LANG, E.H. WILLIAMS, TAIAROA, LEWIS, GALWEY, and DOVE.
Mr FERGUSSON's team will include the following:-
J.M. FERGUSSON (captain), F. LOGAN, T. MOORE, R. BRUCE, A. WHITE, F. PEACOCK, E.D. TANNER, F. GORDON,
A.J. COTTERILL, T. ANGUS, I.F. MACANDREW.
HB Herald, Tues. Apr. 14th 1891
Birth -
FERGUS - On the 12th April, at Drumshough, Napier (the residence of her brother, G.S.V. WESLEY, Esq.), the wife of John F. FERGUS, A.M., M.B.C.M., Glasgow, of a daughter.

Deaths -
WOOTTON - At Napier, on April 12th, 1891, Annie, the beloved wife of G.H. WOOTTON, aged 45 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Shakespeare-road, at 2.30 p.m. to-day (Tuesday). Friends please accept this intimation.

THOMSON - At Napier Hospital, on April 12th(?) William R. THOMSON, native of "Carse o'Gowrie," Scotland, and late of Invertical Farm, Balclutha; aged 57 years. Otago papers please copy.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., the following persons were each fined 1s and 9d(?) costs for allowing cattle to stray:-
John WARREN
James ALDERMAN
Margaret JACK
William SHARP, and
Michael BEGLEY.
Henry HOFF, charged with throwing rubbish on a footpath, admitted the offence, As it was the first case of the kind brought before the Court defendant was dismissed with a caution.
George A. JACKSON, for a third offence of drunkenness, was fined 1 pound and costs.
Desire VERSCHAFELT, for drunkenness, was fined 5s and costs.
Charles A. FORD was charged with drunkenness and with being a habitual drunkard. He was dismissed with a caution, and warned that if he were brought before the Court again he would be sent to gaol for fourteen days.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Samuel Walter Perry PEDDLE, of Pohui, was charged on the information of Charles Augustus FITZROY, sheep inspector, with failing to comply with an order to dip certain sheep infected with lice.
HB Herald, Fri. Apr. 17th 1891
Marriage -
GORDON-TANNER - On April 16th, at St. Luke's Church, Havelock, by the Rev. Canon St. HILL, Frank LINDSAY, second son of Captain T.E. GORDON, late of the 5th Inniskiding Dragoons, to Ellen Mary, third daughter of Thomas TANNER, of Riverslea.

The Phonograph will be exhibited at the Theatre Royal this evening. The wonders of this creation of the nineteenth century need no flattering words, as can be testified by those who have been present when its powers have been manifested, while as for those who have not yet had that pleasure, the only fitting advice is - "Go and hear it."
HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 18th 1891
At the Hastings R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs FITZROY and GILPIN, J.P.'s, G. SMITH was fined 5s and costs for allowing two horses to stray, and a similar fine was imposed on E. HUMPHREYS for allowing two cows to stray.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:- About 4.30 this morning the dread sound of the fire-bell was heard, and in a very short space of time the members of the Fire Brigade and others turned out. The residence of Mr G.W. WILLIAMSEN, head master of the district school, was seen to be in flames, and on arrival there very little could be done beyond preventing the fire spreading to adjoining premises.....The cause of the fire is supposed to be a defective chimney. Mr WILLIAMSON lost everything, Mrs WILLIAMSON escaping in her nightdress.
HB Herald, Mon. Apr. 20th 1891
Birth -
WATKINS - At Carlysle-street, Napier, on April 12th, 1891, the wife of Rees (Cadmaladri) WATKINS, of a son.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr W.R. BLYTHE, J.P., a man named Robert HARKNESS was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald, Tues. Apr. 21st 1891
Deaths -
SULLIVAN - At Napier Hospital, on April 19th, Bridget SULLIVAN, second daughter of Michael and Catherine SULLIVAN, aged 4 years.
The funeral will leave her father's residence, Meanee, for the Taradale cemetery at 2 p.m. this day (Tuesday).

GORDON - At the Napier Hospital, on the 20th April, William Gordon, late of Clive, aged 30, of peritonitis.

GARDINER - At Port Ahuriri, on April 26th, June, the beloved wife of James GARDINER, aged 42 years.
The funeral will take place at 2.30 o'clock this (Tuesday) afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation. - T.P. FLULLER, undertaker.

The friends of Miss HITCHINGS will be glad to see by our telegraphic news that she has worthily sustained at Auckland her Hawke's Bay reputation as a tennis player.

The following nominations were received yesterday from candidates for seats on the Napier school committee:-
Messrs T. SIDEY, C.H. EDWARDS, J.B. FIELDER, S. SPENCE, J. GRIFFIN, J.G. GILBERD, T.M. MURPHY, M. HEBDEN,
J. BORDON, R.H. ROBINSON, and E. MAYSON.

Mrs Jane GARDINER, wife of Mr GARDINER, foreman for Mr Charles DOLBEL, Spit, died suddenly about 10 o'clock yesterday morning. She had not been in good health for some time past, but was not being medically attended at the time of her death, and an inquest will therefore be held this morning at the London Hotel, before Captain PREECE, coroner.

An inquest was held at the Napier hospital yesterday, before Captain PREECE, coroner, on the body of the unfortunate little girl Bridget SULLIVAN, whose sad death by burning has been already reported. Nothing new beyond what has been published was elicited. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that death was due to burns accidentally caused. Deceased was four years of age.
(I did not transcribe this report as the name of the child had not been disclosed. She was apparently playing in some hot ashes which had been disposed of in a field, when her clothes caught on fire. Her father rescued her and she was attended by a doctor, but her burns were so severe and covered her whole body, that she could not survive).

The following handicaps have been declared for the handicap mile bicycle race to be run on Tuesday, the 28th instant, on the Carlyle-street course, at 7 a.m.:-
P.W. SOANES scratch
J. MORRISON 40 yds
A. BOGLE 80 yds
T. MORRISON 80 yds
J.H. SWAN 150 yds
A. LEVI 250 yds
C. BELL 300 yds
J.T. MORTON 300 yds
A.W. JONES 300 yds
A. KING 300 yds
A. SYMONDS 300 yds
J.G. SWAN 300 yds
N. KENNEDY 330 yds
A.C. NORRIS 330 yds
A. RICHARDS 350 yds
A.J. STRAWBRIDGE 350 yds
J. TEAT 400 yds
W.A. KNAPP 400 yds
HB Herald, Wed. Apr. 22nd 1891
The following candidates have been nominated for the Hastings school committee:- Messrs BEILBY, FITZROY, MADDISON, COLLINGE, BEECROFT, GEORGE, GOLDSMITH, GARNETT, P.L. SCOTT, and WRIGHT.

At the time the chairman of the Napier school committee furnished us with the names of the candidates for the new committee he had only received the eleven names published in our yesterday's issue. He subsequently received the nomination of
Mr T. EXETER.

An inquest was held yesterday at the London Hotel on the body of Mrs Jane GARDINER, whose sudden death has been already reported. The medical evidence was to the effect that death was due to heart and liver disease, and the jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following civil cases:-
COLLEDGE v. HANSEN
RICHARDSON and others v. CARRICK

The following candidates have been nominated for seats on the Spit and Taradale school committees:-
Spit - Messrs PULLETT, TONKIN, PREBBLE, HEALD, M'CARTHY, SIMS, T. KROGH, BARTTON, BENSON, COGSWELL, SPITIER, PLEATED, and LYNCH.
Taradale - Messrs J. M'MICHAEL, J. DRUMMOND, J. SNELL, R. DAVIDSON, R. MARTIN, J. ORR, J. HARRISON,
S. ANDERSON, W. HARPHAM, I. JEFFARES, and G. BRADLEY.

Lovers of good dogs will note that Mr J.C. PHAIR, who has bred the majority of the dogs of the good-looking and favorite St. Bernard breed which are now in Napier, advertises that he has St. Bernard pups and fox terriers for sale. He also advertises brown Leghorne fowls and Rouen ducks, and lovers of these varieties of the feathered tribe cannot do better than inspect the stock to be offered, as they are prize winners, and very good birds.

There has been a little bit of a "rumpus" at Petane. It appears, from a narration made to us, that the post office is at the local store, and that Miss RICHARDSON was postmistress. Mr VILLERS, the owner of the store, sold it. Miss RICHARDSON was told that she was no longer postmistress, but as she had been appointed by the Postmaster-General some objection was taken to this, and a petition to that official asking him to retain Miss RICHARDSON in her position was signed and sent through Mr JAGO. That gentleman, however, informed the petitioners that as the post-office was at the store, the position of postmistress or postmaster went with occupation of the store, or to whoever the occupant applied should be appointed. We are told that quite an amount of ill-feeling has been created by this matter.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes:-
The following nominations for school committee were posted up today:- Messrs WHITE, COLLETT, JOHNSON, GILMOUR, TURLEY, MOGRIDGE, NASH, HEMMINGSEN, ABRAHAMS, ANNAND, BRENER, MILDON, SERIMGEOUR, H. ARROW, and HARKER.
HB Herald, Thurs. Apr. 23rd 1891
Birth -
READING - At Cameron-road, Napier, on the 22nd April, 1891, the wife of M.L. READING, of a daughter.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., Frederick George SMITH was fined 10s and costs for a second offence of drunkenness within a recent period.

Our Hastings correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
At the Police Court this morning, before Messrs BARNETT and BEITBY, J.P.'s, a stout elderly man who gave the name of Robert HARKNESS was charged with having behaved indecently. A number of persons attended the Court, but their morbid curiosity was not gratified, as the Bench ordered the Court to be cleared. Suffice it to say that the evidence given fully established the charge, and that the scoundrel was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labor.

A general meeting of those interested in the formation of a choral and orchestral society was held at the Athenaeum hall last night, Mr T. MORRISON presiding....and the following officers were elected:-
President, Mr W.E. FRAZER
Vice-presidents, Dr. HITCHINGS and Mr E. LYNDON
Commiottee, Messrs H.G. SPACKMAN. H. APLIN, A.P. SHEATH, J. ROBERTS, and W.L. PRIME
Secretary, W.E. THOMPSON
Treasurer, W.J. WILLCOCKS
Librarian, J.C. FOWLER.
HB Herald, Fri. Apr. 24th 1891
Marriage -
THOMSON-HOLLAND - At Hastings, on April 15th, James THOMSON to Jane HOLLAND, both of Hastings.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Daniel ONEILL, charged with drunkenness, did not appear, and his bail of 1 pound was estreated.
Samuel BARNES, for drunkenness, was dismissed with a caution.

Mr J.N. ANDERSON, who scored so heavily at the Napier chrysanthemum show, has been successful at the Wellington show. He sent down four exhibits, and obtained two prizes.
HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 25th 1891
Mr William MILLER, for many years gaoler at Napier, has been discharged from his employment by the Government. Mr MILLER is a thoroughly competent man, and has always been regarded by the Inspector of Prisons as one of the best men in the service. He is hale and hearty. His discharge will mean pecuniary loss to him.

Mrs BLYTHE and her daughter had a disquieting experience yesterday. While driving down Shakespeare road in a basket carriage the horse drawing the vehicle bolted, and dashing down the hill ran into Dr. INNES' sulky, which was standing outside the Government Insurance Office. Mrs and Miss BLYTHE were both thrown out of their basket carriage, the front wheels of which followed the galloping horse to the Marine-parade and along to near the Shamrock Hotel, where the runaway was stopped.
Dr INNES attended to the ladies, who injuries, we are glad to learn, are not like to prove of a serious nature.
HBH, Tues. Apr. 28th 1891
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M., John HUNTER, an elderly man, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

Our Waipawa correspondent writes as follows under yesterday's date:-
At the Court today, before Messrs S. JOHNSON, and A. St. C. INGLIS, J.P.'s, James WILKES, charged with being illegally on premises situated at Richmond Park, and with having broken a window, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to seven days' hard labour as a rogue and vagabond, and ordered to pay the cost of repairing the window.

There are now on view at MILNER and THOMPSON's several admirably executed oil paintings, by Mrs NICHOLLS, of Napier.

HBH, Wed. Apr. 29th 1891
Death -
CANTLE - On April 28, at Auckland, at the residence of her father, Mr GEE, after a painful illness, Mary, the beloved wife of Harry CANTLE, aged 24 (?) years; deeply lamented.

Dr. W.P. MENZIES, son of the surgeon-superintendent of the Napier hospital, has been appointed house-surgeon of the Auckland hospital.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
John KINTON was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Anne CONNELL was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and 1 pound and costs for unsulting language to her neighbors, the alternative being seven days' hard labor.
HBH, Thurs. Apr. 30th 1891
Marriage -
PATERSON-RENOUF - On the 22nd April, 1891, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, Logan, second son of James PATERSON, Christchurch, to Nancy, eldest daughter of John RENOUF, Clive square, Napier.

The friends of Mr Charles HESLIN will be glad to learn that he has returned from his trip to Australia much benefited in health.
Mr HESLIN arrived in the Pendle Hill on Tuesday.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Captain PREECE, R.M.,
Thomas TAGGATT was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for being a habitual drunkard.
Peter ROSE was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

The following two teams from the Napier Rifles, to take part in the approaching military sports, were selected last night:-
No. 1 team:
Corporals SCOBLE and CANTLE
Bugler HENDRY
Privates VAILE, GOODALL, MEAD, PRESLING, HEWALD, LONG, AUSTIN, Le BAS, PYKE, and DEWSNAP.
No. 2 team:
Privates COWHICK, BLACKMORE, WELLS, COMPTON, CROSS, BARTLE, BEAR, BANKS, PARKER, BARTON, GOODALL, and HOGAN.

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