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1893

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HB Herald, Mon. Oct, 2, 1893
Death -
WORBOYS - On the 30th September, 1893, at her residence, Carlyle street, Napier, Eliza, the beloved wife of the
Rev. J.W. WORBOYS.
The funeral will leave her late residence to-morrow (Tuesday), at 3 p.m. -
J.G. STEVENS and Co., Undertakers.

The secretary of the hospital thankfully acknowledges a large box of illustrated papers from Mr J.N. WILLIAMS, Frimley.

The important land sale announced by Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU will take place at their sale rooms on Wednesday, when Mr BAKER will bring under the hammer the well-known PAKOWHAI ESTATE, divided into 55 small farms......

:HB Herald, Tues. Oct. 3, 1893
Death -
TYLEE - On September 20th, at Sydney, Margaret M. TYLEE, of Balquidder, Napier, widow of the late J.T. TYLEE, and second daughter of the late Captain WALMSLEY, of the 56th Regiment.

On the application of Mr W. DINWIDDIE his Honor the Chief Justice yesterday made the decree absolute in the divorce case of PROUSE v. PROUSE, in which a decree nisi was given at the last sittings of the Court.

Messrs SMITH and ANDERSON, of Ormondville, addressed the Makaretu settlers on Saturday, and promised to erect a dairy factory and have it in running order by November 1st, 1894, if 250 cows were guaranteed. No decision was come to, and the settlers were given until February to make up their minds.

HB Herald, Wed. Oct. 4, 1893

The following candidates were successful in passing the Trinity Colledge musical examination held in Napier in June last:
Intermediate pass: Mabel HENN, Grace JAGO, and W.H. NEAL.
Junion pass: Mary BOWES, Laura O'CONNOR,a Bessie ORR and Catherine M. BOLDA.

The funeral yesterday of the late wife of the Rev. J.W. WORBOYS was very largely attended. All the Protestant clergy of Napier were prsent, and in addition to a large number of friends of the deceased lady, there walked in the funeral procession the pupils of the Methodist Sunday school and many representatives of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, the Christian Endeavor Society, and other Christian organisations.........The large attendance was a fitting tribute to the memory of the deceased, who was known far and wide as an amiable and benevolent lady.
HB Herald, Thurs. Oct. 5, 1893


Mr F.W. COLLINS, the well known jeweller, has removed from Emerson street into premises in Tennyson street opposite
Mrs CARO's residence.

A man named William BROWN was arrested at the Spit last night on a charge of forgery, and will be brought before the R.M. this morning.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., an Italian named Frank BENGALL was charged with ill treating a monkey. Defendant professed to be unable to understand English, and as no interpreter could be obtained the case was dismissed, but without prejudice to the police laying another information.

The Druids last night held a very successful smoke concert in the Foresters' Hall......The following gentlemen contributed to the harmony of a very enjoyable gathering:-
Messrs HEAD, SMITH, TANKARD, NICHOLSON, CLARK, CHAMBERS, JABOURG, WHITE, GRUNDY, CONNELL, KIRBY, and FLEMING.

Danevirke -
Mr W.J. WALSH, the postmaster, has arrived, and will relieve the stationmaster of all postal matter at once.

Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU's land sale yesterday attracted a very large attendance.......The following prices were obtained:-
Lot 1, three acres, ?39 per acre, E.W. KNOWLES
Lot 2, three acres, ?32 per acre, E.W. KNOWLES
Lot 3, two acres, one rood, 24 perches, ?32 10s per acre, R. M'CAULEY
Lot 4, seven acres, 30 perches, ?34 per acre, George HERBERT
Lot 11, ten acres, ?28 per acre, W. ENGLISH
Lot 15, eight acres, one rood, 22 perches, ?31 per acre, M. CURTIN
Lot 28, three acres, one rood, 27 perches, ?30 per acre, D. GUY
Lot 42, seven acres, 8 perches, ?26 per acre, A. ERICKSEN.

C.B. HOADLEY & Co's land sale yesterday......two separate properties were offered - part of Mount Herbert, WAIPUKURAU, and portion of Mr R.P. WILLIAM's land at WHAKATU.
Of the former, block 61, containing 64 acres less 14 perches, was knocked down to Mr BAILEY at ?10 10s per acre.
Of the WHAKATU land Mr A. KENNEDY purchased section 30, one acre, for ?50.
HB Herald, Fri. Oct, 6, 1893
Dr. INNES has left town for a fortnight's trip. During his absence his patients will be seen by Dr. Milne THOMPSON.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
William BROWN was charged with forging and uttering a cheque for ?7. On the application of the police accused was remanded till the 13th inst.

At a meeting of the amalgamated Lawn Tennis Club.....the following officers were elected:-
President, Captain RUSSELL, M.H.R.
Vice-presidents, Messrs H. BAKER and F. LOGAN
Secretary, Mr W. DINWIDDIE
Treasurer, Mr W.F.J. ANDERSON
Committee, Messrs A.J. COTTERILL, J.W. CARLILE, J.F. JARDINE, M. FENWICK, G.S.V. WENLEY, G.M. MORRIS,
E. BOWEN, J. PARKER, F.G. KIMBELL, and C.W. CATO
Ground Committee, Messrs J. PARKER, F.G. KIMBELL, C.W. CATO, and E. BOWEN.

The first of the annual balls arranged under the auspices of the H.B. Cricket Association was held at the Garrison Hall last evening........The band, which was under the direction of Mr NEWBOULD, provided efficient music, and in this respect there was nothing left to be desired. During the evening extras were played by Mrs TABUTEAU, Miss Elsie WILLIAMS, and Messrs PARKER and MAGINNITY. Messrs E.H. WILLIAMS, LUCK, and ANDERSON officiated as M.C.'s and performed their duties thoroughly.
HB Herald, Sat. Oct. 7, 1893
Death -
BURNETT - At Hastings, on October 5th, William Fletcher BURNETT, aged 40 years.
The funeral will leave the deceased's late shop at 8.30 o'clock this (Saturday) morning for the Hastings cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. S.T. TONG, undertaker.

There will be a special in memoriam service in connection with the death of the late Mrs WORBOYS in the Methodist Church, Carlyle street, to-morrow evening, when the Rev. J.J. PENDRAY, of Waipawa (who is an old friend of the family), will preach a sermon suitable to the occasion. The choir will sing "Pope's Ode" and other appropriate selections.

At the adjourned inquest in connection with the death of the late W.F. BURNETT, the jury returned a verdict of suicide while in a state of temporary insanity. During his evidence Mr F.L. BONE, manager for deceased, stated that he had known for some time past that deceased was in financial difficulties, which troubled him very much at the time. No letter or other paper explaining the reason for deceased's rash act was left by him.
HB Herald, Mon. Oct. 9, 1893
Birth -
M'CARTNEY - At Hastings street, Napier, on October 7th, 1893, the wife of Arthur M'CARTNEY, of a son.

Death -
RUSTON - At Carlyle street, Napier, on October 8th, Mary Ann, beloved wife of Daniel Joseph RUSTON, aged 50 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow (Tuesday). Friends will please accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday,
John BOYLE, an old offender, was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor.
Samuel BARNES, similarly charged, was convicted and dismissed with a caution.

Mr N. KETTLE has prsented two kangaroos to the Borough Council, and on Saturday they were placed in the wallaby's enclosure. They are about half-grown and very tame, very soon accepting their new surroundings without any display of fear.
HB Herald, Tues. Oct. 10, 1893

Messrs A. PETERS and Son, the well-known coach proprietors, are starting a line of coaches to run after the 1st of November next from the railway station at Mangaonohe, near Ohingaiti, for Moawhango twice weekly, where they will connect with both Mr George RYMER and Mr A. MACDONALD's line to Napier.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
A prohibition order with respect to Cornelius COLLINS was made, to apply to the Napier, Meanee, Taradale, Clive, Petane, Hastings and Havelock districts.
James WHITE and William RANDALL, each convicted of drunkenness, were cautioned and dismissed.
John EVANS, on bail, similarly charged, did not appear, and he was fined ?1, the amount of his bail.

Clive -
A house occupied by Mr DOWRICK at East Clive was totally destroyed by fire this morning.......The house was insured in the South British for ?125.

Hastings -
Mr G. CORMACK's celebrated pure bred Clydesdale stallion MAINMAST changed hands last Saturday, Mr D. FLEMING, of Waipukurau, being the purchaser at the high figure of 200 guineas......
HB Herald, Wed. Oct. 11, 1893

Mr Walter ROBARTS, a well known and capable baritone singer now residing in Wellington, is about to shortly take up his residence in Napier.......Mr ROBARTS won the first prize, a silver medal, in the South London vocal competition for 1890.

The wife of a cab driver named SPRINGFIELD was yesterday at the Park Races robbed of a purse containing five ?1 notes. A man named SMITH, alias 'DIAVOLO," was seen close to her as she discovered her loss, and he was arrested by Constable BROSNAHAN and searched. Notes which Mrs SPRINGFIELD said she identified as hers were found in his possession. He will be brought up at the R.M. Court this morning.
HB Herald, Thurs. Oct. 12, 1893
The F. Battery of Artillery fired at the Tutaekori range yesterday morning for five Martini Henry rifles, the property of the company, and for some ammunition prizes.......The following were the prize-winners in the order of points:-

First class:
Gunner M'GLASHAN (8 points), 50
Sergeant ROBINSON (8 points), 48
Bombadier M'GILL (10 points), 44
Gunner GILBERD (scratch), 41
Trooper STARKEY (scratch), 36
Second class:
Gunner LINDSAY (10 points), 54
Gunner SWINDLEY (14 points), 51
Gunner ALLEY (16 points), 50
Sergeant HUGHES (12 points), 46
Gunner GARNET (12 points), 44.
Deaths -
FLETCHER - At his residence, Marine Parade, Henry FLETCHER, aged 55 years. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave for the cemetery at 3 p.m. to-day (Thursday). W.M. NEWMAN, Undertaker.

STACK - At Napier, on the 11th October, Alice, the beloved wife of E.J. STACK, aged 22.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Waghorne street, for the Napier cemetery to-morrow (Friday), at 3 p.m.

YOUNG - At East Clive, on the 11th October, John YOUNG, aged 67, late of East Kilbirde, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The funeral will leave his late residence for the Havelock cemetery to-morrow (Friday), at 1 p.m. - J.G. STEVENS AND CO., Undertakers.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
Patrick RYAN, recently discharged from gaol, was fined ?5 and costs for giving tobacco to prisoners. The alternative was 14 days' hard labor, and as the cash was not forthcoming defendant went back to gaol.
George SMITH, alias "DIAVOLO," was charged with stealing ?5 from Lizzie SPRINGFIELD. On the application of the police defendant was remanded till Monday. Bail was allowed, himself in ?100 and two sureties of ?50 each.

At the R.M. Court at Hastings yesterday, before Mr C.A. FITZROY, J.P.,
George WALTERS and John BRENNAN were charged with unlawfully assaulting John BELL and stealing from his person ?17 in notes, half a sovereign, and a purse, together of the value of ?17 11s 6d. Sergeant MITCHELL stated that there was not sufficient evidence against BRENNAN, and he was discharged.
In the case of WALTERS the Sergeant applied for a remand to the 19th instant, which was granted.....

HB Herald, Fri. Oct. 13, 1893

Deaths -

STACK - At Napier, on the 11th October, Alice, the beloved wife of E.J. STACK, and eldest daughter of Daniel COTTON, aged 23. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Waghorne street, for the Napier cemetery, this day (Friday), at 3 p.m.

CORNFORD - On the 12th October, at the house of her son, Mr H.A. CORNFORD, Anna Overbury Austie, the beloved wife of the Rev. Philip Henry CORNFORD, Baptist minister, aged 84.
The funeral will leave the house in Cameron road to-day (Friday), the 13th instant, at 2 p.m.

Mr John MAGINNITY, the well known wine and spirit merchant, of Wellington, has opened a branch agency in Hawke's B ay at the top of Emerson street, where his son will be in charge.

There was a large gathering yesterday at the funeral of the late Mr H. FLETCHER, a colonist of some 30 years' standing, and well known in this district. Deceased leaves a large family to lament his death.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
John STRAIN, alias Alexander ANDERSON, was convicted of drunkenness and dismissed with a caution.
William RANDALL, who was in a shocking state from drink, was remanded for medical treatment.

A very old settler passed away yesterday to the Silent Land in the person of Mrs CORNFORD, wife of the Rev. P.H. CORNFORD, and mother of Mr H.A. CORNFORD, solicitor. Deceased was 84 years of age at the time of her death, which will be sincerely mourned by a wide circle.
The following amounts were paid over yesterday in connection with the Napier Park Racing Club's spring meeting:-
Mr W. DOUGLAS, ?479 15s
Hon. J.D. ORMOND, ?161 10s
Mr G. HUNTER, ?66 10s
Mr R. GOOSEMAN, ?57
Mr A. PORTLAND, ?52 5s
Mr A. GOODWIN, ?47 10s
Mr S.H. GOLLAN, ?47 10s
Dr. J. READ, ?38
Mr F. COLLINS, ?38
Messrs F.M. FRASER, H. GAISFORD, A.S. LOVEJOY, and D. PAGE, ?9 10s each
Total, ?1026.

The selection committee of the United Cricket Club have chosen the following team to play in the senior cup match to-morrow afternoon against the Waiapu Cricket Club at Farndon Park:-
C.H. CATO
H. CATO
G. HAWKE
W.J. HUGHES
J.G. HUGHES
H.B. LUSK
E.R. LUDBROOK
G. MARSHALL
E.A. REES
J.J. SHEA, and
R.C. TYLEE
HB Herald, Sat. Oct. 14, 1893
Detective KIRBY yesterday arrested a cabman named Thomas SLADE on charges of stealing umbrellas, money, &c. Accused will be brought before the Court this morning.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
Patrick MULLEN, for drunkenness, was fined 5s and costs.
John WILLIAMS, similarly charged, was convicted and discharged with a caution.

An inquiry was held at Maowhango on Wednesday, before Mr R.T. BATLEY, J.P., to inquire into the death of Frederick J. HOGG, a settler, which occurred on the preceding day.......The jury returned a verdict of accidental death, adding that no blame attached to either of the employees. It is believed that deceased had friends in Nelson and Wanganui.

HB Herald, Mon. Oct. 16, 1893
Births -
FRASER - On the 13th of October, at Hastings, the wife of A.L.D. FRASER, of a son.

FUSZARD - On the 13th of October, at Hastings, the wife of Winter FUSZARD, of a son.

Death -
WILLCOCKS - At Thompson road, Napier, Lancelot, infant son of W.J. WILLCOCKS, aged 14? months.

Householders and others will note with interest the auction sale of furniture today and tomorrow by Mr W.Y. DENNETT.....

At the R.M. Court on Saturday,
Thomas SLADE, a cabman, was charged with stealing jewellery and money valued in all at ?9 15s, the property of
William LUCAS. Accused, who was represented by Mr CRESSWELL, was on the application of the police remanded till Wednesday. Bail was allowed, accused in ?50 and two sureties of ?25 each.
HB Herald, Tues. Oct. 17, 1893
Dr. MOORE has left Napier for a week or ten days, and during his absence his patients will be seen by Dr. Milne THOMSON.

A man of the spicier class, called as George SMITH, alias DIAVOLO, was brought up on remand at the R.M. Court yesterday, before Dr. SPENCER and Mr T.K. NEWTON, Justices, charged with stealing ?5 from Lizzie SPRINGFIELD. It appeared from the evidence that complainant and some other women were at the Park races on the 10th of October. While they wwere engaged in arranging to pay 5s each towards a ticket on the totalisator accused stole a purse containing five ?1 notes from a small handbag carried by complainant. He was observed by some of the women, and when arrested by the police had in his possession five notes which complainant was able to identify by the manner in which they were folded. Accused was sentenced to six months' hard labor.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
John GILLISON, who had been locked up since Saturday night, pleaded guilty to drunkenness and was discharged with a caution.
Ezekiel ROWE, sen., was fined 1s and costs for fishing on the Petane bridge.
Thomas HITCHINGS, charged with allowing a horse to stray upon the railway, admitted that the horse got out of the paddock.....The bench imposed a fine of 1s and costs, but refused to allow two witnesses their expenses, on the ground that the regulations under which they worked required such moneys to be handed over to a representative of the Railway Department.
Stephen M'GRATH......pleaded not guilty to a charge of furious driving at the Spit. After hearing the evidence the Bench imposed a fine of 10s, with costs 11s, and witnesses' expenses 10s.

Hastings -
- The proposed building of the Bank of New South Wales, Hastings, tenders for which were received last week, will, when erected, combine the features of a commodious banking house with those of a first class residence, and if, for architectural beauty of a classic nature, it may perhaps be unable to vie with more pretentious buildings of this class, the architects, Messrs COOPER and FINCH, must be congratulated upon the excellence of its general design and plan......
- A somewhat extraordinary series of fires having occur(r)ed last week in Mr PILCHER's house an inquiry will be held at a quarter to 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.
HB Herald, Wed. Oct. 18, 1893
The anniversary soiree in connection with the Trinity Wesleyan Church was held last evening, and was an exceedingly successful gathering........The tables, which were prettily decorated with stands of flowers, and liberally supplied with toothsome edibles, were presided over by Mesdames KING, COBB, WELSMAN, TENNET, EVANS, HUTCHINGS, BICHEAU, and ASHCROFT, assisted by a number of young ladies. After the tea had been disposed of an adjournment was made to the church, where addresses were delivered by the chairman, the Rev. G.W.J. SPENCE and the Revs. J.G. PATERSON, J.W. WORBOYS, and C.H. GARLAND, of Wanganui........Mr P. ASHCROFT, secretary of the Sunday school, read the annual report, which was of a highly satisfactory character........
HB Herald, Thurs. Oct. 19. 1893
At the R.M. Court yesterday...
Thomas SLADE, on remand charged with stealing money and jewellery to the value of ?9 15s, was again remanded till the 26th instant, owing to the illness of the principal witness.

About a week ago we stated that Mr E.J. PROVIS, of the Customs Department, had been appointed returning officer for the Napier electorate. The information was correct, and a statement that is now being given currency to, that Mr W.S. PROVIS has been appointed, is quite without foundation.

The band rotunda to be erecterd at the cost of Messrs NEAL and CLOSE upon the site lately occupied by the fire station will be a great improvement to the town. It is intended to enclose slightly more land than was occupied by the station, and to lay down turf, make a few flower beds, and plant trees. The rotunda and enclosure will be a pleasant adjunct to the marine-parade.

A young man named DILLON was brought in yesterday to the hospital, accompanied by Mr R.P. WILLIAMS, from Wuakatu. He is suffering from a fracture of the right leg near the ankle. A young horse which he was mounting was the cause of the accident, dislodging the rider before he was fairly seated and lashing out at him.
HB Herald, Fri. Oct. 20, 1893
Among the passengers by the s.s. Australia, which was timed to leave London on September 29th, are Mr and Mrs Purvis RUSSELL and family.

Mr J. CRERAR will shortly remove his bookselling and stationery business a little to the northward of his present stand. He has arranged with Messrs RUDDOCK and FRYER to take over half of their large two-fronted shop, together with the upper portion of the premises.

The Clydesdale stallion BLUE RIBBON, which took the second prize at the agricultural show, has changed ownership, having been purchased by Mr R. O'ROURKE, of Taradale.....

The other day Mr BOGLE's shepherd caught a lamb with two stoats hanging to it. The lamb was at the last gasp when seen. The stoats were ditto in double quick time. Complaints are coming in daily of the destruction wrought by these vicious little animals.

The annual meeting of the Napier Working Men's Club was held last night......the following office bearers were elected:-
President, Mr W.J. GRUNDY
Vice-president, Mr W. GRAY
Treasurer, Mr H.C.A. WUNDRAM
Auditors, Messrs F. GARNER and J.W. SMITH
Committee, Messrs G. GLASSFORD, G. SOUTH, A. HOWE, and M. HEBDEN.

At the Hastings R.M. Court yesterday.....
Daniel TOBIN, who had been previously charged with drunkenness, was brought up on remand. Since his first appearance he had been under medical treatment in gaol. Dr HITCHINGE's certificate to the effect that the prisoner was now cured was put in, and the Bench ordered him to be discharged upon payment of the medical fee of 10s 6d, it being his first offence.

Lawrence WACKER was also brought up on remand charged with unlawfully assaulting John BELL and stealing from him notes, &c, to the value of ?17 11s 6d. Sergeant MITCHELL, in asking the Court to discharge the prisoner, said that although the prosecutor was positive as to the identity of the accused the police had been unable to trace the latter's accomplice, or to obtain any corroborative evidence to suport the charge........His Worship thought the efficient manner in which the Sergeant did his work was well known. The prisoner was discharged.
HB Herald, Sat. Oct. 21, 1893
William RANDALL, who some days ago had to be sent to prison for medical treatment by the gaol surgeon, in consequence of suffering from delirium tremens, was yesterday brought before the Court again. He had not recovered, and on the certificate of Dr. HITCHINGS he was remanded till the 27th instant.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
Frank PARKER, on remand charged with threatening behaviour to his wife, was again placed before the Bench......Dr. HITCHINGS certified that the defendant was a monomaniac, and recommended that he be examined by two medical men. After hearing counsel the Bench remanded defendant till Monday, and he will be medically examined in the meanwhile.

Mr TURNBULL, R.M., sat yesterday morning at the R.M. Court to hear a case under the Rabbit Act, in which H. AMYES, as inspector for the Rabbit Board, formally charged Duncan CAMPBELL, of Glengarrie station, with neglecting to take the requisite steps for eradicating rabbits upon his run.........An application for a fortnight's remand was asked for by Mr LOGAN. Mr CORNFORD did not oppose the application, and his Worship adjourned the hearing till the 6th of November.
HB Herald, Mon. Oct. 23, 1893

Death -
GIFFORD - At Napier, on the 22nd of October, 1893, Thomas Henry GIFFORD, aged 31 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Lincoln road, at 3 o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday,
James SADDLER was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

The many friends of Mr H. GIFFORD will regret to learn that he rujptured a blood vessel on Saturday night, from the effects of which he succumbed shortly before midnight last night.

A large number of Spit residents assembled on the wharf on Saturday to bid a last good-bye to Mr and Mrs GALLOWAY. There were present also a full muster of the foundry employees, who gathered on the pier, and as the Ahuriri steamed out against the tide three hearty cheers were given and hosts of good wishes for the whole family.
JudyHB Herald, Tues. Oct. 23, 1893


Frank PARKER, recently before the Court charged with threatening behavior, and remanded for medical examination, was yesterday certified to be a lunatic by Dr. SPENCER and Dr. JARVIS, and was committed to the Wellington asylum by
Mr TURNBULL, R.M.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
James SADDLER was fined ?1 and costs.
Arthur HATTON, for leaving a horse and vehicle unattended, and with the wheels unchained, was fined 5s with costs and expenses amounting to ?1 11s.

Waipawa -
It is understood that Mr W.T. LIMBRICK has purchased the Mangatera Hotel, and intends making extensive improvements.
Mr PAULSEN has purchased Mr RASMUSSEN's property, and will in future engage in farmin
HB Herald, Wed. Oct. 25, 1893

Mr W. ARMSTRONG, well known in Napier, has received the appointment of engineer and clerk to the Ruataniwha Road Board. There were 34 applicants. Mr ARMSTRONG is a capable man, and should prove an acquisition to the Board.

The body of the late Mr H. GIFFORD was consigned to its final rest yesterday, in the Napier cemetery. There was a very large and representative gathering of settlers from all parts of the district at the grave side. The Rev. J.G. PATERSON officiated...........Deceased was a kindly and loveable man, and highly respected all over the province. He bore the suffering and anxiety of his last illness with patient fortitude.
HB Herald, Thurs. Oct. 26, 1893


At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr T.K. NEWTON, J.P.
George CAVANAGH was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.
Samuel CRAVEN and John CUDDY, both similarly charged, were each fined 5s and costs.
HB Herald, Fri. Oct. 27, 1893

Marriage -
LE QUESNE-GUNSON - On the 25th October, at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Napier, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, James Marshall, second sone of the late Joshua Le Quesne, of Napier, to Lizzie, eldest daughter of the late Thomas GUNSON, of Chapelthorpe, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

Death -
VAUTIER - At Hastings, on October 26th, Anna Josephine, the beloved wife of James T. VAUTIER, in her 28th year.
The funeral will leave Queen square for the Hastings cemetery at 3 p.m. to-morrow (Saturday).

rs of the Napier Sailing Club are reminded that entries for Mr SAINSBURY's trophy close with Mr J. GLEADOW, the secretary, at 1 o'clock this afternoon.

By the New Zealand Shipping Company's Ruapehu, expected in the colony shortly, there will arrive Mr and Mrs F.C. FULTON, Miss FULTON, Mrs WALLER, Mr W.H. SMITH, and Mr N.J. BETBUNE, in addition to 150 passengers for other ports.

The following riders have entered for the 25 mile bicycle road race to be run off on Saturday week, November the 4th:
E.W. BURTON
W. SMITH
CAUGHLEY
James BISSELL
R.P. PATERSON
John BISSELL
W.R. JOURDAIN
F.J. TRIGGS
W.H. RUDMAN
E. OAKENFELL
A. M'GLASHAN
J. MORRISON
H. JACOBI
R.A. ALLEY
P. ASHCROFT, and
A.C. ROLLO.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and J.B. VAUTIER, Justices,\
Thomas SLADE, a cabman, appeared on remand charged with stealing money, jewellery, and other articles, in all valued at ?9 15s, the property of William LUCAS. Sergeant CULLEN conducted the prosecution, and Mr CREASWELL appeared for accused........After evidence had been given accused pleaded guilty and asked to be dealt with summarily. The Bench decided to subject him to six months' probation, and ordered him as one of the conditions to pay the value of the stolen articles not recovered, and ?1 10s costs of the prosecution.

Hb Herald, Sat. Oct. 28, 1893

Deaths -
VAUTIER - At Hastings, on October 26th, Hannah Josephine, the beloved wife of James T. VAUTIER, in her 28th year.
The funeral will leave Queen square for the Hastings cemetery at 3 o'clock this (Saturday) afternoon.

CRAVEN - At Napier, on October 26th, James CRAVEN, aged 42.
The funeral will leave the Napier Hospital for the cemetery at 2.30 this (Saturday) afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation. - T. DURNEY, Undertaker.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Dr. SPENCER, J.P.,
George CAVANAGH was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
William RANDALL, who on the 11th of October was in such a bad state from delirium tremens that he had to be sent to gaol to be treated by the surgeon, was yesterday certified to be in a fit state to be dealt with. He was ordered to pay ?1 2s 6d, cost of his treatment and maintenance in gaol, or to be imprisoned for seven days with hard labor.


HB Herald, Mon. Oct. 30, 1893

Some of our readers will be pleased to learn that Mr P.G. FORLONG succeeded in winning the second prize in the jumping competition at the Wanganui show. Mr FORLONG was riding the horse Shiftger, which he lately purchased from Mr JAMIESON of Glenrose station.......

Hastings -
The funeral of the late Mrs J.T. VAUTIER took place this afternoon, when many of the principal residents of Hastings showed their sympathy and respect by their attendance at the service, which was conducted at the Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Father SMYTHE, and also at the cemetery.........

Waipawa -
At the R.M. Court today a man named HULL was charged before Drs. MIRBACH and TODD, Justices, with the larceny of a coat from the Empire Hotel, and was sentenced to a week's imprisonment.

Mr LIMBRICK takes over the hotel at Maugatera on the 25th of November. He purposes enlarging it extensively and adding an upper story.
Death -
HARMAN - At Battery road, Napier, on October 28th, John (Johnnie), youngest beloved son of the late Alexander HARMAN, aged 13 months. Much and deeply regretted.

The friends of Mr P. GILLESPIE will regret to learn that he is considered to be in a very serious condition. He some time ago, upon the advice of his medical attendant, went to Blenheim to be operated upon for gravel. The result of the operation was to disclose that still graver complications existed, of a kind very difficult to deal with. If well enough Mr GILLESPIE will return to Napier in about a fortnight.

Mr HARRISON, of Taradale, on Saturday showed us some splendid fruit from an orange tree upon his property. It was thin of skin and juicy and luscious, quite equal to the usual sample of Sydney oranges sold here. This proves that if the right sort of tree is chosen for cultivation oranges can be raised in Hawke's Bay.......

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr A. TURNBULL, R.M.,
Charlotte NENO was charged with drunkenness. It appeared from statements made by the police that she was found lying dead drunk in Herschell street, covered with blood from her nostrils and from a wound over her left eye, the result of falling about. A doctor had to be sent for to the lock-up. Defendant was discharged upon condition that she paid 10s 6d, the cost of the surgical aid rendered to her.

HB Herald, Tues. Oct. 31, 1893
Births -
FURNESS - At Stratford, on Sunday, October 22nd, 1893, the wife of A.E. FURNESS, of a daughter.

CARLYON - At Cobden road, Napier, on October 28th, the wife of A.S.G. CARLYON, of a son.

Marriage -
WOOTTON-BURGESS - At the Manse, Napier, on October 21st, 1893, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, George Harkus WOOTTON, to Emily Charolitte, only daughter of Mr Frederick BURGESS of Christchurch.
Christchurch papers please copy.

Deaths -
FURNESS - At Stratford, on Sunday, October 22nd, 1893, at her residence, Miriam, the beloved wife of A.E. FURNESS, of Stratford.
(Very sad - this lady died in childbirth - see above - Judy).

MORRISON - At Spring Hill, Palmerston North, on October 28th, Alice, the beloved wife of Matthew MORRISON, and daughter of Alexander Tait, of Hastings.
The funeral will leave the residence of the deceased's father at Hastings, for the Havelock cemetery, to-day, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accedpt this intimation.
- S.T. TONG, Undertaker.

HB Herald, Wed. Nov. 1, 1893
Marriage -
GOOCH-FORSTER - On 31st October, 1893, at St. John's Cathedral, Napier, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Waiapu, Richard GOOCH, manager of the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Association, second son of Thos. GOOCH of Timaru, to Grace Agnes, eldest daughter of Arthur S.B. FORSTER, clerk R.M. Court, Napier.

(I covered the newspaper account of this marriage yesterday, and mistook the name GOOCH for GOCCH (poor newspaper print - my apologies to any living relatives - Judy).

Mr W.N. ROBERTSHAWE, the father of the Rev. E. ROBERTSHAWE, died on Monday at his son's residence at Danevirke, at the age of 72. The deceased was a very old colonist, and greatly respected. His funeral on Tuesday was very largely attended.

Joseph GEDDES, who was before the Court on the preceding day charged with drunkenness, when he was discharged with a caution, was brought up again yesterday morning charged with a repetition of the offence..........

Waipawa -
Today Messrs A.H. ROSS and M. SUTTRUP were elected as councillors for the Ruataniwha riding without opposition.

Mr F.L. GORDON has been nominated for the Clive riding of the Hawke's Bay County Council.

It is reported now that Mr W.W. CARLILE is likely to reconsider his decision not to seek election for the Waipawa constituency, and that Mr M'CARDLE will also be a candidate for that seat.

There was a large attendance at the Cathedral yesterday morning of the friends and well wishers of Miss Grace FORSTER and Mr R. GOCCH, to witness the ceremony of their marriage. This was performed by Dean HOVELL. The happy couple were bombarded with rice as they left the Cathedral to start upon their bridal trip.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and G.D. HAMILTON, Justices,
William GOULDING was charged with vagrancy. The evidence of the police was to the effect that accused, who belongs to the Clive district, was a confirmed vagrant, and would not work when offered employment. Defendant pleaded that he was sick, and could not work. He was sentenced to a month's hard labor.
George GAINFORD and Joseph GEDDES were both convicted of drunkenness, and discharged with a caution.


HB Herald, Thurs. Nov. 2, 1893
Death -
NICHOLLS - On the 1st November, 1893, at the Napier Hospital, Kate Lee, the beloved wife of Francis NICHOLLS, aged 33 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Dalton street, on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends please accept this intimation.
T.P. FULLER, Undertaker.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Dr. CARO and W.E. BLYTHE, Justices, a prohibition order against William BAIN was granted on the application of the latter's wife. The order is to be in force one year, and to apply to the Napier, Petane, Clive, and Meanee districts.

The Rev. A.M. BRADBURY, the new curate in charge of St. Augustine's Church, arrived last night from Wellington. Mr BRADBURY, who is a zealous and hard-working clergyman, was formerly curate with the Rev. Mr COFFEY.......

The Garrison Band has been disbanded and reorganised, and the following are the new officers appointed:-
Banbdmaster, Mr George HAWKINS
Honorary tgreasurer, Mr A.E. RENOUF
Committee, Messrs WRIGHT, E. WALTON, W. SIMMONDS, and BROCK.
General regret was expressed that Mr BARRETT, the retiring bandmaster, should have decided not to offer himself for re-election, and a hearty vote of thanks was passed to him for past services. His successor, Mr HAWKINS, is well-known as a thoroughly capable musician, and no doubt under his able tuition the band will make rapid progress.....


HB Herald, Sat. Nov. 4, 1893
Birth -
HOWARD -
On October 30th, 1893, at Emerson street, Napier, the wife of Fred HOWARD, of a son.

Marriages -
SNELLING-MACDONALD - At the residence of the bride's parents (Kuripapango), on October 31st, 1893, by the Rev.
A.P. CLARKE, of Taradale, Thomas, second son of William Anthony SNELLING, of Southsea, England, to
Ellen Mary (Nellie), youngest daughter of Alexander MACDONALD, Kuripapango, Hawke's Bay. Dunedin papers please copy.

LEAN-TIPPING - On November 2nd, at St. Matthew's Church, Hastings, H.B., by the Rev. J. HOBBS, Alexander Clarus, eldest son of Alexander LEAN, Canterbury, to Leonora, only daughter of F.C. TIPPING, Hastings, H.B.
HB Herald, Mon. Nov. 6, 1893
Deaths -
CROSLAND - On November 4th, at the residence of her daughter (Mrs HEALD), Martha CROSLAND, aged 76 years. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave the Spit for the cemetery at 3 p.m. today (Monday).

COUPER - At Barrack Hill, on November 5th, Herbert Alexander COUPER, infant son of Walter and Emily COUPER, aged 18 months - R.I.P.
The funeral will leave the Barracks on Tuesday morning, at 10 o'clock, for the cemetery. - T.P. FULLER, Undertaker.
HB Herald, Tues. Nov. 7, 1893
Marriage -
Le QUESNE-COWAN - At the residence of the bride, on 31st October, 1893, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, Robert, youngest son of the late J. Le QUESNE, to Mary, eldest daughter of Captain J. COWAN, late of Dunedin.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
Joseph GEDDES was brought up and reported to be fit to be dealt with on the charge of drunkenness preferred against him.....He was fined 10s and costs, and ordered to pay 9s for the cost of his treatment in gaol, in default 24 hours' hard labor.

Joseph EDDY, charged with failing to provide for his wife and four children, was ordered to pay 5s a week towards the support of his wife and 2s 6d per week for each child, or 15s a week in all. Defendant said that he could not get work, but his wife said that he could get work if he chose to do it. Drink was his trouble, and she had been compelled to take out a prohibition order.

Mary VERSCHAFFELT, for allowing water from the borough water supply to run to waste, was fined 2s 6d and costs.

The case of Thomas SLADE, who was recently dealt with by the Court for larceny, was brought before the R.M. again yesterday, when SLADE was charged with failing to deliver up certain articles found in his cab to the Town Clerk......His Worship held that as SLADE had been already convicted, the prosecution was really a second one for the same offence. The case was therefore dismissed.

The adjourned case of AMYES v. Duncan CARMICHAEL, in which the latter was charged on two informations with neglecting to take steps to destroy rabbits on his run at Glengarrie, was heard yesterday before Mr TURNBULL, R.M......Mr CORNFORD stated that it was not desired to press for penalties so much as to let the public see that the law must be obeyed.
HB Herald, Wed. Nov. 8, 1893
Mr E.P. COLES, of Onga Onga, is the successful tenderer for the enlargement of the Anglican Church at Te Aute. The price is £474. Mr R. LAMB is the architect.

A pleasing little ceremony took place in All Saints' parsonage, Taradale, at the close of the last choir practice. Miss SKELTON, the late organist, who has recently resigned in favor of an organist and choirmaster combined, was the recipient at the hands of the incumbent, and on behalf of the choir, of a pleasing memento of their goodwill and wishes for her future well being. The choir of All Saints' is now under the charge of Mr CLARKE, who has held a similar position elsewhere.

Waipawa -
At the election of the new Board for Takapau road district yesterday, the following was the result:-
A.H. PRICE 35
W.C. GAVIN 24
S. JOHNSTON 33
G. PRESCOTT 32
J. BUTCHER 27
W. O'CONNOR 23
HB Herald, Fri. Nov. 10, 1893
Deaths -
PULLEN - At Napier, on November 9th, James Benjamin PULLEN, aged 39 years.
Auckland and Wellington papers please copy.
The funeral will leave deceased's late residence, Theatre Royal buildings, tomorrow (Saturday) at 2.30 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.

LIVINGSTONE - At Te Mahunga, on the 9th November, Kenett LIVINGSTONE, daughter of John LIVINGSTONE, late of Kaikora, aged 26.

As Mr DALE, of Hastings, was riding home from Taradale yesterday his horse fell dead under him at Frimley. He was much shaken by the fall, but reached home all right.

Mr James PULLEN, custodian of the Theatre Royal, died somewhat suddenly yesterday morning. On Monday deceased burst a blood vessel in his brain, and during the last three days he suffered intensely. Mr PULLEN rendered very useful services at the theatre in his capacity of custodian, and was esteemed by travelling companies for his good nature and general competence at stage work.
HB Herald, Sat. Nov. 11, 1893
Death -
LIVINGSTONE - At her uncle's residence, Te Mahanga, on the 9th November, Janet LIVINGSTONE, daughter of John LIVINGSTONE, formerly of Kaikora North, aged 24 years.
The funeral will leave Te Mahanga on Sunday, at noon, for the Havelock cemetery. - S.T. TONG, Undertaker.

Thomas Hind TOPPIN was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr H.P. COHEN, J.P., charged with drunkenness.
He was convicted and discharged. Within an hour he was re-arrested on a charge of larceny.

The boys who congregate at or near the corner of Chaucer road are a great source of annoyance to some of the residents in that locality. One of their mischievous pranks - removing a bridge placed over the side channel - resulted in the wife of Mr J. M'EWIN sustaining a severe fall.

The case of Mrs PULLEN and family, left by the death of Mr PULLEN in a penniless condition, is one that might well be taken in hand by some of the charitably disposed leaders of Napier. A few pounds to enable Mrs PULLEN to tide over immediate difficulties would be acceptable, and any contributions to that end will be received at the office of this paper.

Waipawa -
The old settlers of Hawke's Bay will be exceedingly sorry to hear that Mrs J.A. ROLLO died early this morning at Wellington, where she has lived for several years, and was greatly loved by all who knew her. She leaves one daughter and three sons to lament her decease. One of the latter is our townsman, Mr Arthur ROLLO.
HB Herald, Mon. Nov. 13, 1893
Death -
GUSH - At her father's residence, Napier, on November 12th, Elizabeth GUSH, daughter of Samuel and Martha BERRY, of peritonitis, aged 33.

The funeral will leave the house, Clive square, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. - G. NICHOLSON, Undertaker.

We have received ?1 from Mr A. ECCLES on behalf of the PALLEN fund.

A man who gave the name of Richard Gray DICKSON was arrested on Saturday night, between 11 o'clock and midnight, for being illegally in an unlet house. The arresting constable found defendant sleeping in the house.

A young man named JARMAN, employed at Mr J.W. CRAIG's, was arrested on Saturday, charged with stealing goods the property of his employer to the value of ?30. He will be brought before the R.M. this morning.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Messrs J.W. NEAL and J.S. LARGE, Justices,

Thomas Hind TOPPIN, alias Thomas HOWARD, was charged with stealing an oilskin coat and sheet, and some other articles of clothing, of a total value of ?2, the property of Thomas KEMP, of Hastings. Accused pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to three months' hard labor.

David BROWN, alias CAMPBELL, was also charged with larceny. A shopkeeper in Emerson street used his spectacles to read a newspaper. When he had finished reading he laid the spectacles down and left the shop for a few moments. Accused entered and stole the spectacles, which he subsequently sold at the shop of a dealer in second-hand goods. A sentence of two months' hard labor was imposed.
HB Herald, Tues. Nov. 14, 1893
We regret to have to record the death in childbed of Mrs A.V.J. LOCKIE, which occurred on Sunday. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of the town in his great trouble. The interment will take place at Wellington, and the funeral will leave Mr LOCKIE's residence, Lincoln road, at 10 o'clock this morning, for the railway station.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,

Richard Gray DIXON was sentenced to 48 hours' hard labor for being unlawfully upon premises.

William WOOD, for neglecting to obey an order of the Court to pay 5s a week for the support of his son, in an industrial school, was ordered to pay the arrears ?7 10s, or to be imprisoned in Napier gaol.

George NEALE was similarly ordered to pay ?3 18s 6d.

Richard Joseph JARMAN, a young man till recently in the employ of Mr J.W. CRAIG, was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday morning charged with stealing 110 5s stamps and some books, the whole of the value of ?30 the property of his employer.....Accused was remanded till Monday. Bail was allowed accused, in his own recognisances, of ?100, and two sureties of ?50 each.

Births -

M'HARDY - At Blackhead, on November 8th, the wife of L.H. M'HARDY, of a daughter.

LOCKIE - Napier, on November 12th, the wife of A.V.J. LOCKIE, of a son.

Marriage -

CARO-DOW - At Lansing, Michigan, on September 30th, by Elder Professor PRESCOTT, Edgar R. St. John, second son of Dr. J.S. CARO, Napier, to Edith Marie DOW, of Nebraska.

Death -

LOCKIE - At Napier, on November 12th, 1893, Ann Isabel LOCKIE, aged 26 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence for the Napier railway station at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday).

HB Herald, Wed. Nov. 15, 1893
Birth -
HANNAH - At Port Ahuriri, on November 14th, the wife of T. HANNAH of a son, prematurely.

A general meeting of the Union Rowing Club was held last evening at the Provincial Hotel, Mr W.S. TAYLOR in the chair......
Mr W. WAREUP was elected captain in place of Mr J. WATERWORTH, resigned, and Mr W. FULFORD vice-captain.
Mr W. HANDS was elected to serve on the match selection committee....

Hastings -
Mr DEWSNAP, jeweller, formerly of Napier, and who retired from business owing to ill health, has returned from the country thoroughly recuperated, and announces that he will start again in business in Hastings.
HB Herald, Fri. Nov. 17, 1893
Birth -
JONES - On the 16th November, 1893, at White road, Napier, the wife of Alfred W. JONES, of a son.

Deaths -
VAUTIER - At Ben More, on the 15th November, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of J.H. VAUTIER, aged 55 years.
The funeral will leave for the cemetery today (Friday), the 17th inst., at 3 p.m.

AITKEN - At New York (by cable), Harry, third engineer of the Anglo-American Oil Company's steamer Delaware, and third son of Henry AITKEN, of Oamaru, and brother of Robert AITKEN, N.Z. L.. & M.A. Company, Napier; age 23 years.

An old resident, Mrs VAUTIER, wife of Mr J.H. VAUTIER, has passed away.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., a young woman named GILL was charged by her mother with stealing under clothing, the property of the prosecutrix. After hearing the informant his Worship dismissed the case as one that should hever have been brought, and ordered that all costs incurred by defendant in connection with the charge ought to be paid by the prosecutrix. The demeanor of the latter in the witness box suggested drink.

Hastings -
A concert was held on Wednesday evening at Maraekakaho, in aid of the Hastings Presbyterian Church organ fund, when the programme recently presented in St. Matthew's schoolroom was repeated. In addition to the Presbyterian Church choir the following ladies and gentlemen took part:-
Mesdames JACOBI and PRICE, Misses COLLINGE and KESSELL, and Messrs E.S. GOLDSMITH, F. CULLINGE, A. GEORGE, RIDGEWAY, HALL, EDWARDS, and JACOBI.
There was a very large attendance, and the programme was well received.
HB Herald, Thurs. Nov. 16, 1893
Marriage -
HOBBS-EDWARDS - On November 15th, at St. Matthew's Church, Hastings, H.B., by the Rev. Canon St. HILL, the
Rev. J. HOBBS to Katharine EDWARDS.

We have received from the Rev. W. COLENSO, F.R.S., £2 2s for the PULLEN fund.

The Presbyterian Church at Hastings is about to be altered and enlarged from designs prepared byh Mr Robert LAMB, architect, of Napier. The additional accommodation is much needed, and the work will be put in hand without delay.

Hastings -
The Rev. J. HOBBS, incumbent of St. Matthew's Church, was married this morning to Miss Katherine EDWARDS. The service, which was semi-choral, was conducted by the Rev. Canon St. HILL, and attended by a very large number of congregation and others. The bride was attended in a pretty dress of fawn color with trimmings and bonnet to match. She was given away by
Mr G. ROACH, and supported by her sisters, the Misses EDWARDS, and Miss CLARKE and Miss CHEER as bridesmaids.
Later in the day the happy couple left for Waipukurau, where the honeymoon will be spent.

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of A. STUART, of Hastings, was held at the Courthouse yesterday, the Deputy Assignee, Mr J.F. JARDINE, presiding..................
HB Herald, Mon. Nov. 20, 1893
We have received 10s from Mr J. KING and 5s from Mr Duncan MILNE, of Matamau for the PALLEN fund.

Bread is very much cheaper in Woodville than in any other place in Hawke's Bay. The 2 lb loaf is being sold there at 2d.

We are glad to learn that Mr C. JOHNSON, who was crushed between two trucks at the Spit on Thursday last, was able to leave the hospital on Saturday well on the road to recovery. He has had a wonderfully narrow escape.

At a sale of pedigree stock on Friday last, four Lincoln ram boggets, the property of Mr Thomas TANNER, were sold to Mr J. MARTIN, the price realised being 44? guineas for the quartette. Mr D. M'HARDY sold a two-tooth stud Lincoln ram to Mr D. BISHELL at 25 guineas.

Mr and Mrs P. GOW returned to Waipukurau on Saturday by the express train from Wellington after a trip to the Old Country. They were met on the platform by a number of friends, and welcomes were exchanged. Both Mr and Mrs GOW are in the best of health, and have greatly benefited by the trip.

Mr T.P. RUSSELL and family are now back at Woburn, where they arrived on Thursday last. Mr RUSSELL looks remarkably well. They were met upon arrival at the station by a large number of settlers, and at night there was a big "home coming." A triumphal arch was erected at Woburn, and there were great rejoicings.

A representative of the HERALD was on Saturday shown over Mr IRELAND's dyeing and cleaning works in Emerson street. They are very complete, possessing the fullest convenience for promptly and capably carrying out all descriptions of such work........

The chess match by telegraph between the Napier and Gisborne clubs was commenced at the Athenaeum on Saturday evening, the following being the Napier players:-

Dr. JARVIS and Messrs WILSON, RIDDELL, PIRANI, HINDMARSH, junr., EVANS, J. DINWIDDIE, HINDMARSH, senr., LARGE, and BELL. Mr PIRANI was appointed captain, and Messrs DEAN and ADAMS acted as supervisors.....The contest will be resumed next Saturday evening.


Mr A.E. STANTON was very successful at the Wellington dog show on Friday last with his prize collies.....Mr D.S. LAING with his fox terrier dog SNOOKS, and Miss L. PIRANI will the bull dog ARTILLERY JOE, were also among the prize-takers.

Messrs G. and T. PRESCOTT and J. POWRIE, of whose energy the Takapau people owe the success of their sports gatherings, are at present busying themselves in getting the new ground ready for future meetings......

Hastings -

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr G. ELLIS and Mr C.A. FITZROY, J.P.'s, the following charges of allowing cattle to stray were dealt with:-

John CARRICK, dismissed with a caution on paying 7s costs
George BROWN, one previous conviction, fined 10s with 7s costs
James DORAN, two previous convictions, fined 5s and 7s costs
C. FARMERY, three previous convictions, fined 5s and 7s costs
George HAYES, ten previous convictions, fined ?3 and 7s costs
Thomas HORAU, two previous convictions, fined ?1 and 9s costs
Bertie KINGSWELL, one previous conviction, fined 10s and 7s costs
E. NEWBIGIN, one previous conviction, fined 10s and 9s costs
J.W. STOCK, one previous conviction, fined 10s and 9s costs.
HB Herald, Tues. Nov. 21, 1893
Mr W.M. NEWTON, local agent for the Raleigh Bicycle Company, received three fine specimens of these machines to order yesterday, two "M" patterns and one "E", all with gear cases........Of these machines two go to Hastings, the "E" to Mr SMITH, head master of the Hastings school, and the "M" to Mr Joshua BENNETT, while the other goes to Mr CHAMBERLAIN, of Napier.

A tea party and concert in aid of the funds of St. Andrew's Church, Spit, will be held in the Sunday school tomorrow at half past 6 o'clock. The Bishop of Waiapu will preside. Among the performers will be:

Mesdames GARDINER, DEAN, TRIMMER;
Misses BENSON, HENDRY, HEAD, ROWBOTTAM, SAMPSON, TAYLOR; Messrs APLIN, G. EDWARDS, FINCH, HOLT,
T. MORRISON, MUIR, PERCIVAL, RENOUT, WILLCOCKS, WOLSTENHOLME....

The following passengers for Napier and Gisborne had booked their passages by the New Zealand Shipping Company's R.M.S. AORANGI, which left London on the 12th October last:-

For Napier:
Miss L. MACFARLANE
Messrs G. ROBSON, S.K. SPENCER, E. SHINE, J. PIMPEY, M. M'ELWEE, J. HALIBURTON,
T. HALIBURTON, J.P. ASPLET, and T. HUESTON.

For Gisborne: Mr and Mrs A. WATERWORTH, Misses M. and P. MARSHALL, and Masters T.J. and W. MARSHALL.

The passengers booked up to the 7th of October numbered 230, so it would seem that some of the excursionists to the CHICAGO EXHIBITION are now returning.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,

Richard Joseph JARMAN was brought up on remand charged with stealing books and stamps to the value of ?60, the property of Mr J.W. CRAIG. Sergeant CULLEN conducted the prosecution, and accused was defended by Mr SHEATH.......Mr SMITH applied to have the case dealt with summarily, but his Worship said the case was too serious, and committed accused for trial. Bail was allowed accused in his own recognisances of ?100, and two sureties of ?50 each.

HB Herald, Wed. Nov. 22, 1893
The new hotel at Tarawera, which will be known by the sign of the COACH and HORSES, is expected to be finished in less than a fortnight. Mr Fred HERRIES will assume the management, and particulars of the place will be advertised in the Herald shortly.

An accident happened to the Taupo coach on Monday last. By some means the coach capsized at the Titiokuru cutting, near Tarawera, and the passengers were thrown out. Mrs Henry WILLIAMS, who was one of the passengers, sustained a fracture of the collar bone. The other passengers fortunately escaped with slight bruises. Mr CROWTHER promplty conveyed Mrs WILLIAMS to her home yesterday, and the lady's many friends will join with us in hoping that she will quickly recover from the effects of the accident.

Owing probably to the many counter attractions the concert held in the Gaiety Theatre last evening in aid of the ANDERSON relief fund drew but a moderate attendance......Songs were contributed by Mesdames SHEATH, MOUNTIER, BELL, and DODDS; Misses REDSTONE and KING; and Messrs APLIN , NEILSON, and COLLINS.. Mrs KNAPP, Miss CHEGWIDDEN, and Mr KNAPP also sang a trio... ....
HB Herald, Thurs. Nov. 23, 1893
Mr C.D. KENNEDY, who has been away on a trip to the Old Country, returned to Napier last night by the express train from Wellington.

We have received from Mr G.N. PIERCE, manager of the New Zealand Insurance Company, specimens of their useful b lotter and wall almanacs for 1894.

Intending buyers are notified that the furniture to be sold by Messrs E. and W. LYNDON at Mr LOCKIE's residence, Lincoln road, to-morrow will be on view from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
Charles BOTCHELL, alias HEWARD, was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.
William SKILLAN and Samuel CLISBY (the latter a stranger to Napier), were charged with lunacy, and both were remanded for eight days for medical examination.

Cuthbert William CARR, an insolvent, met his creditors by arrangement at the Courthouse yesterday, the Deputy Assignee presiding. Mr DE.H. WILLIAMS appeared for the debtor and Mr C RESSWELL for the creditors. An offer was made by the debtor of 10s in the ?1 cash, but this on a vote being taken was rejected....

The concert held last evening in the Marist Brothers' schoolroom in aid of the funds of the new Catholic church was a thorough success. The schoolroom was packed, and a most attractive and enjoyable programme was presented.....Songs were contributed by Mesdames YATES and BRADY, Misses BOWES, M'SHANE, and CONNOR, and Messrs COLLINS, ANDREWS, Alf. BODEN, WINSLEY, SIMPSON, and S. STAIRMAND. Master B. O'ROURKE gave two excellent recitations. Two splendid instrumental trios were played by Miss GLEESON (piano) and Masters GLEESON (2) (violias), and Miss GLEESON and three Masters GLEESON played a capital quartette. Master J. MULLANY danced an Irish jig very well, and Master FLYNN danced a Higbhland fling in fine style. Mr. P. CLEARKIN danced a clog dance splendidly. A vote of thanks to all who had contributed items concluded a very pleasant concert.

Waipawa -
Dr. GODFRAY met with an accident while crossing the Waipawa river near the railway bridge this forenoon in a buggy. The river proved to be toop deep at the south side, and the approach was washed away, consequently the horse was swimming and the water knee deep in the trap. On getting back into shallow water Dr. GODFRAY found that his bag containing instruments had been carried away by the force of the water rushing through the trap. It was reported later that SAM the Maori had recovered the bag and restored it to the doctor.

Marriage -
HOLLAND-HARFORD - At St. Augustine's Church, Napier, on November 22nd, 1893, by the Rev. Augustus M. BRADBURY, Camelia Mary, second daughter of the late Mr Frederick James HARFORD, to Mr W.E. HOLLAND, late of Manchester.
HB Herald, Sat. Nov. 25, 1893
Death -
LILEY - On November 24th, at Havelock, Jessie Isabel, youngest daughter of H.E. LILEY, aged 13 months.
The funeral will leave for the Havelock cemetery on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

The Napier Sailing Club's new boat-shed at the Western Spit is now completed. The contractor, Mr H.J. HOLDER, has been most expeditious with the work, and the club may now be congratulated upon the possession of a commodious structure which will no doubt prove a great boon to yachtsmen.
Herald, Mon. Nov. 27, 1893
Marriage -
NELSON-WILLIAMS - On November 23rd, 1893, at St. Matthew's Church, Hastings, by Archdeacon Samuel WILLIAMS, assisted by Canon St. HILL, Frank Ernest, fourth son of the late Charles NELSON of Warwick, England, to Winifred Beetham, eldest daughter of J.N. WILLIAMS, of Frimley, Hastings.

Death -
LANAUZE - On November 20th, at his residence, Worcester street, Linwood, Christchurch, Captain LANAUZE, H.M., 56th Regiment (Pompadours), in his 60th year.

A little girl, Flora SINCLAIR, sends us her savings, 2s, towards the PULLEN fund.

A ruffian under the influence of liquor went into the shop of Mr R.P. PATERSON on Saturday afternoon, and after threatening behavior made off with a bottle of scent. He was subsequently arrested, and will be brought beforfe the Court this morning.
HB Herald, Tues. Nov. 28, 1893
A notorious woman named Annie M'KAY was yesterday sentenced by Mr TURNBULL, R.M., to two months' hard labor for vagrancy, and keeping a brothel.

Some bye-law cases were dealt with at the Court yesterday.
B. O'ROURKE, for allowing a horse to wander, was fined 1s and ?1 3s costs.
Alfred LYNCH was fined ?1 and costs for driving a horse round a corner at faster than a walking pace.
A charge against John DICK of driving 18 horses along the street was withdrawn, there being some doubt as to identity.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,

A man named Daniel O'BRIEN was charged with using obscene language, and with stealing a bottle of scent, a shaving brush, and piece of soap, the property of R.P. PATERSON. It was quite clear from the evidence that defendant had behaved in a violent as well as a dishonest manner, being apparently in a state of very quarrelsome drunkenness. He was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor.

John KITCHEN, for too frequjent drunkenness, was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor.

Messrs W. HUNTER and H.A. BAMFORD met with a singular accident at 1 o'clock on Sunday morning as they were returning in a two-wheeled trap from Norsewood. Upon nearing Danevirke three horsemen were observed to be galloping towards them. As it was moonlight and the drivers were in addition provided with lamps, no collision was expected. However, their feeling of security soon received a shock in a double sense, for the centre horseman crashed into them, doing no end of damage to trap and harness. The rider was badly thrown, and received a severe cut on his right leg. Mr BAMFORD got a severe shaking, while
Mr HUNTER escaped unhurt.
HB Herald, Wed. Nov. 29, 1893

Death -
CRERAR - On November 28th, at his parents' residence, Napier, Norman, youngest son of J.M. CRERAR, in his 14th year.

Marriage -
LEONARD-CHAPMAN - On November 22nd, at St. Matthew's Church, Hastings, by the Rev. J. HOBBS, Arthur, youngest son of the late Charles LEONARD, of Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire, England, to May Ellen, youngest daughter of the late
H.C. CHAPMAN, of Hastings.
HB Herald, Thurs. Nov. 30, 1893

Obituary

The lad Norman CRERAR, whose decease at the early age of 14 years was recorded in our yesterday's issue, was a general favorite. Owing to being struck by a stone when much younger he became deformed as a consequence of the injury to his spine resulting from the blow. He was of remarkably cheerful disposition, and in parfticular ingratiated himself very much with the sea-going folk and wharf laborers at the Spit. When these knew that their little favorite was dead they were much affected, and yesterday many of them carried flowers up to his father's house, to be placed upon the lad's coffin as a last token of their love for him......
HB Herald, Fri. Dec. 1, 1893
Birth -
SCHAARE - On November 21st, at Waipukurau, the wife of August SCHAARE, of a daughter.

Mr J.C. M'VAY, of the Napier Park Racing Club, and Mr E. GRAY, secretary of the Waipawa County Racing Club, have been elected to represent the county clubs of this district at the conference to be shortly held at Wellington.

The committee of the Union Rowing Club have decided that the representative and challenge crews will row the race, which was postponed through the bad weather, on Saturday, the 9th December, on the inner harbor at 3 p.m. Mr C.H. EDWARDS will act as starter, and Mr R. SWEETAPPLE as judge.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
James MURRAY, for drunkenness, was discharged with a caution.
Samuel CLISBY, on remand charged with lunacy, was certified sane and discharged.
William SKILLAN, similarly charged, was certified sane, but undergoing medical treatment in the hospital for congestion of the lungs. He was formally discharged.
The adjourned case of Grace EDDY v. Joseph EDDY, a suit for maintenance, was again adjourned.

Danevirke -
The Mayoral contest yesterday resulted in a win by a bare majority for Mr William HENDERSON. The polling was -
HENDERSON, 82
MACKAY, 81
Informal 1.
Mr. HENDERSON is an old resident, and is extremely popular in local circles.

Waipawa -
Henry CLARK was today brought before Dr. MIRBACH, J.P., on a charge of being drunk a second time within a few days, and was fined 10s and costs or 48 hours. He was further charged with vagrancy and committed for 14 days with hard labor.
HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 2, 1893
Marriage -
CAVILL-COGHLAN - At St. Mary's Catholic Church, Napier, on November 29th, by the Very Rev. Father GROGAN, S.M., Thomas, only son of Thomas CAVILL, Esq., Elgin, Ashburton, to Catherine Mary Imelda (Katie), eldest daughter of Mrs J.J. SMITH, Hardinge road, Spit. Ashburton and Southern papers please copy.
HB Herald, Mon. Dec, 4, 1893
At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr J.S. LARGE, J.P.,
Thomas WILSON was fined ?1 and costs for drunkenness at the Spit, and for using obscene language was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.

Mr J. HIGGINS has got into extensive litigation over the building of the Hastings Hotel. The contract for this was let to one Frank ANDERSON, who failed to complete it. Workmen and others now sue Mr HIGGINS under the Workmen's Lien Act for moneys due, the contention being that after the eclipse of ANDERSON the plaintiffs were supplying and working for the proprietor.......
HB Herald, Tues. Dec. 5, 1893
Mr J.F. CRANE, the well-known licensee of the Tarawera Hotel, informs us that the additions to his hotel are nearly completed, and that he has spared no expense in making things comfortable for the ever-increasing number of tourists travelling to and from the "Wonderland of New Zealand.".....

Two cases set down for hearing at the R.M. Court yesterday did not come on. One was that of Annie SIMMONDS v. James SIMMONDS, a suit for maintenance, and the other was a case in which William GREEN was charged with neglecting to obey an order of the Court to pay 3s 6d a week towards the support of his children, the arrears due amounting to 7 14s. The parties did not appear in either case.
HB Herald, Wed. Dec. 6, 1893
Birth -
WILLIAMS - At Napier, on the 3rd December, the wife of G. Coldham WILLIAMS, of a son.

Michael CLARKIN and William HEDLEY were arrested last night by Detective KIRBY for fighting in Carlyle street.

The secretary of the hospital acknowledges with thanks a large parcel of illustrated papers from Mr P. GORMAN, Criterion Hotel, for the use of the inmates.

The following strokes have been picked for the Union Rowing Club 's junior pairs:-
Messrs J. BEDFORD, C. LINDEGREEN, F. LAWS, J. WILSON, G. WHITEMAN, J. PIRIE, W.R. MAGILL, B. IRWIN, and
M. O'ROURKE.

Mr F. RUSSELL writes offering to supply clothing for sufferers by the flood which we shall be glad to receive and hand over to any relief committee that may be formed.

Danevirke -
A farmer named RASMUSSEN was last evening robbed of ?164 at the Mangatera Hotel. He had received the cash in the morning as the purchase money of a section. No clue to the thief has been obtained, but the police have the case in hand.
HB Herald, Thurs. Dec. 7, 1893

Birth -
WHITELAW - At Napier, on the 19th of November, the wife of T. WHITELAW, of a son.

Persons desirous of travelling southward will note that Mr W.A. BEECROFT is running a five horse drag from Hastings to Waipukurau. Details are advertised elsewhere.

Mr J. M'VAY left Sydney yesterday on his return trip to New Zealand. He got news of the floods just before leaving, by means of a cable message sent by Mr J.V. BROWN.

Mr Ernest TANNER is raising a fund at Hastings in aid of the sufferers by the flood. He has received over ?100 already, with promises of further subscriptions. He is sending subscription lists to the various stations and post offices.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., Michael CLARKIN and W.J. HEDLEY were charged with violent behavior by fighting in the street. CLARKIN, who was the aggressor, was fined ?1 and costs, and HEDLEY was cautioned and discharged.

Mr J.B. KELLS, of Tongoio, comes to the front with a very practical offer of help. Many settlers who have saved cattle from drowning have no pasture for them, and Mr KELLS offers to graze them free till the flooded pastures are restored to their former condition. Those interested may apply to Mr W.H. TYLEE.

Mr Douglas M'LEAN intends to move in the direction of trying to get the Royal Humane Society's medal for a Maori named HARIWERA. But for his gallant efforts the loss of life when the bridge at Maraekakaho carried away could have been greater, and Mr M'LEAN considers that such bravery should be publicly recognised.

The Hospital Board yesterday re-elected Mr H.P. COHEN chairman, and Mr H. WILLIAMS treasurer. In connection with Dr. MENZIES' proposal that the Board should appoint an assistant to aid him in the work of the hospital, a further proposal was received from him to the effect that Dr. SPENCER should be appointed. The proposal was not approved, and Messrs CARNELL and H. WILLIAMS werfe appointed a sub-committee to report.

The railway authorities are making strenuous efforts to restore railway communication. Trains will run to and from Hastings today as usual, and Mr GARSTIN is trying to make arrangements for booking passengers through by coach to Waipukurau. He hopes to have trains running to Waipawa in a couple of days unless the injury to the Paki Paki bridge should prove more troublesome than is at present anticipated. Mr JAGO is now despatching mails by coach for places south of Hastings.

We are asked to publish the following letter, sent to Mr Norman L. GURR, district agent of the Mutual Life Association of Australasia by Mr W. GIFFORD:-

"Dear Sir, - I have to acknowledge with thanks receipt of cheque for ?285 15s, being amount of my late brother's policy with bonuses added. I am very pleased indeed at finding that the bonuses amount to so much. I must thank the association for paying so promptly, and for the unvarying coutesy displayed by the district agent at Napier when seeking information concerning the matter:"

An elderly man named Robert DIXON, well-known at the Spit, is reported missing. He was last seen at about 10 o'clock on Tuesday night. DIXON, who was over 70 years of age, was formerly a sailmaker on board the Langstone. He was very popular at the port, and much interest is felt in his sudden disappearance. Constable HARVEY, Captain TONKIN, and many others have made inquiries and searched all the neighborhood for traces of him, but nothing to indicate his fate has been discovered. The general impression is that he has met with an accident or fallen into the harbor.

A heavy slip of earth and stones took place yesterday in the Hyderabad road near a spot well-known locally as Pandora point. About a thousand tons of debris came down. The driver of one of Messrs SMITH and PROVIS's drays had a very narrow escape from death......Mr T. WATERWORTH took steps to have the road at once closed till a practicable way for traffic could be made, this being effected in a few hours.

HB Herald, Fri. Dec. 8, 1893
No trace has been discovered of the missing man DIXON. It is now generally considered that he must have been drowned at the Spit.

The money collected and promised in connection with Mr E.D. TANNER's list in aid of the sufferers by the flood amounts to over ?500.

Today a dozen teams will start from Hastings, under the control of Constable KENNEDY, to assist in the work of burying the stock drowned in the floods.

The rainfall in Napier for November, as registered by Mr E. LYNDON, was 9.91 inches. The total rainfall for 1893 up till the 1st of December was 52 inches.

Messrs WENLEY and LANAUZE have received advice that Messrs QUIBELL Bros.' sheep-dipping preparations have received the first award at the Chicago Exhibition.

There appears every probabillity of the body of the late Rev. S. DOUGLAS being shortly recovered. Yesterday afternoon at a spot a few hundred yards from where he met his death the grappling irons being used by the searchers brought up a shirt sleeve, and it is supposed that the body is embedded in the silt there. The search will be resumed today.

The following is a list of passengers booked for Napier up to the 21st of October per R.M.S. Rimutaka, which was timed to leave London on the 9th of November and Plymouth on the 11th:-
Saloon, Mrs CHANDLERS
Intermediate, Mr and Mrs HENLEY and 11 children
Third class, Mrs D. KIRK, Mrs J. CAMPBELL, Mr and Mrs LAWRY, and Mr H. ANDREWS.

HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 9, 1893
Marriage -
WILLIAMS-THOMPSON - On Wednesday, November 29th, at the Cathedral, Napier, by the Ven. Archdeacon S. WILLIAMS, Arthur Frederick, seventh son of Edward Marsh WILLIAMS, of Auckland, to Leslie, second daughter of the late Leslie Collier THOMPSON, of Christchurch.

Death -
WORKMAN - At Napier Hospital, on November 18th, deeply regretted, Frederick, youngest son of Stanton WORKMAN, of Kaikoura, Marlborough, aged 29 years, from an injury to the spine, leaving a wife and five children to mourn his decease.
Christchurch and Kaikoura papers please copy.

Mr A. M'HARDY, of Longlands, has lost nearly ?1200 in crops alone by the floods. His loss in stock was very slight, and only amounted to about 40 or 50 sheep. On some portions of Longlands the water is still lying ten feet deep, owing to the old river bed below Riverslie, and also the various creeks, being blocked up by debris and willows.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
Robert MARTIN, for using obscene language in a public place at the Spit, was sentenced to one month's hard labor.
Maurice O'CONNOR, with several aliases, was charged with breaking into the Greenmeadows Hotel and stealing therefrom 15s 7d, and was remanded till Monday.

From inquiries we have made it appears almost certain that the man DIXON, reported missing, has committed suicide. The last day he was seen alive he told several persons that he had made up his mind to make away with himself, and indicated how he would like his little belongings dealt with. This was not regarded as serious talk, but his disappearance seems to prove that it was only too earnest. DIXON was 73 years of age, and had no relatives in the colony.
HB Herald, Mon. Dec. 11, 1893

A young man named HUNT was thrown from his horse near the Spit bridge on Saturday afternoon. When picked up he was found to be badly injured, having broken his right thigh. Constable HARVEY was at hand, and securing a conveyance had the sufferer at once taken to the hospital.

A peculiar case is set down for hearing at the R.M. Court today, when the action of Dr. MOORE v. M'CUTCHEON, for alleged defamation of character, will be called on. Mr CORNFORD will appear for Dr. MOORE. It appears that M'CUTCHEON is said to have been making statements with regard to Dr. MOORE that the latter considers likely to injure him professionally if not refuted, and has refused to retract them or apologise. Hence the action.

The loss caused to Mr MIDGELY at Royston by the floods is very great. His flock of sheep numbered 2500, and he lost every one except 150. Mr ORMOND has lost over ?1000 in destruction of crops at Karamu, and it is expected that Captain RUSSELL's loss will amount to nearly as much.

HB Herald, Tues. Dec. 12, 1893
Deaths -

MACFARLANE - Drowned, at Maraekakaho, on December 4th, Duncan MACFARLANE, son of the Rev. Duncan MACFARLANE, Tiree, Scotland, aged 27; deeply regretted.

DOUGLAS - At Napier, by drowning, on the 5th December, Reverend Samuel DOUGLAS, M.A., late of Dalbeattie, Scotland, aged 39 years.
The funeral will leave the Port Presbyterian Church today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m., for the Taradale cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

POTTS - At Woodville, on December 5th, Randal Septimus, youngest son of the late T.H. POTTS, of Canterbury, aged 22 years.
We have received the following further contributions to the flood relief fund:-
New Zealand Shipping Company, ?5 5s; W.J. WILLCOCKS, ?2 2s; The following reach us from Tongoio station:-
J.B. KELLS, ?2; A. M'CONNELL, ?1; M. MALONEY, 10s; H. HUGHES, 10s; W. WHITEWELL, 5s and G. WRIGHT, 5s.

Maurice O'CONNOR, with several aliases, was yesterday committed for trial on a charge of burglary. He got into the Greenmeadows Hotel at night after all the doors were fastened, and in so doing aroused the licensee, Mr HEWAID, who deposed in Court yesterday that he surprised accused in the act of breaking open the hospital contribution box, placed in the hotel, which at the time contained about 15s.

A fisherman named Joseph EDDY was charged at the R.M. Court yesterday with neglecting to obey an order of the Court to provide for the support of his wife. He pleaded guilty, and being offered time to pay up the arrears due said he would prefer to go to gaol. He was ordered to find suretities for the fulfilment of the order or go to gaol for two months. He adhered to his desire for prison, and went there.

An express driver named WALTERS narrowly escaped drowning yesterday at Hastings. He drove his horse and trap into the Council quarry, where a quantity of water accumulated during the recent flood, for the purpose of washing the vehicle. The horse got into a deep hole, and being hampered by the trap and harness was quickly drowned. Mr WALTERS was rescued wsith some difficulty by means of a rope thrown to him by a bystander who happened to observe the accident.

Patrick CAMPBELL, the notorious character at present on remand charged with rape, was yesterday brought up in custody charged with violently assaulting his wife and her mother........Accused pleaded guilty to both informations, and was sentenced to a month's hard labor on each, the sentences to be cumulative.

The body of the late Rev. S. DOUGLAS was found floating at the Spit yesterday morning by Mr C. WILSON, storeman. He obtained assistance and the body was taken to the Railway Hotel, where an inquedst was held last evening. Mr F. SUTTON acted as coroner, and the following constituted the jury:- Messrs R. MILLER, G. WILSON, J. BOTHAM (foreman), W. MOONEY, J. WULLIVAN, and W.H. ESSEX. Formal evidence as the finding of the body having been given, Charles COBB, who was with deceased when he was drowned, described how the accident took place. The cart on which witness and deceased were seated capsized through the horse jibbing at the flood water rushing across the road. Witness advised deceased to hang on to the cart, which he did while the horse was got out of the shafts. When this was done deceased asked what he should do, and was told to get out of the back of the cart carefully. In trying to follow this advice he fell backwards, and as fully two feet or more of water was!
rushing across the causeway at this spot he was at once swept into the lagoon and towards the sea. After hearing the other evidence, which shed no additional light ujpon the sad fatality, the jury returned a verdict that deceased was accidentally drowned on the 5th of December, and that no blame attached to anyone.

An extraordinary case that will have to be finished in the Supreme Court was commenced before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., yesterday, when Alexander M'CUTCHEON was charged with sending a letter to Dr. MOORE accusing him of an offence, and demanding ?250 as an alternative to the accusation being taken to Court.....Accused, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial. Bail was allowed, accused in his own recognissance of ?100, and two sureties of ?50 each.
HB Herald, Wed. Dec. 13, 1893
Death -
BARRY - At Napier, on December 11th, Daniel BARRY, aged 61 years. R.I.P. Gisborne papers please copy.
The funeral will leave his son's (P. BARRY) residence, White road, at 1.30 p.m. today (Wednesday) for the Catholic Church. Friends will please accept this intimation.
- T. DURNEY, Undertaker.

The sale of FREEDMAN's bankruptcy stock by Mr H. LASCELLES attracted a large number of people yesterday. The sale will be continued today, when two of the largest mirrors in the colony will be among the goods offered.

In the case of the Borough Rate Receiver v. GROGAN, a disputed claim for rates on portions of the Monastery property in Shakespeare road, judgment was given for plaintiff for the amount claimed, ?49 2s 9d, with costs and expenses ?4.

Mr B.B. JOHNSON has sent several telegrams to different firms in Auckland enquiring about seed potatoes for distribution among the settlers in Clive, Hastings, Papakura districts, &c. Mr JOHNSON has received replies stating that no seed potatoes are to be obtained anywhere in Auckland.

Mr F.S. POPE, who has been for several years on the staff of the Railway Commissioners' head office, is being removed to Napier, where he will have the position of traffic clerk in the District Office. He leaves Wellington tomorrow, and will carry with him the good wishes of hosts of friends
HB Herald, Thurs. Dec. 14, 1893
Marriage -
WILSON-BARNETT - On Wednesday, 13th December, at Napier Cathedral, by the Dean of Waiapu, Alfred Henry, second son of Henry Petit WILSON, of Dolroyde, Sydney, to Clara Maud, eldest daughter of the late Thomas BARNETT, Auckland.

We have to acknowledge receipt of ?5 for the flood relief from Mr A. SHIELD, Waikonini, and ?10 from Mr H.J. MONTGOMERY, Hatuma, Waipukurau.

Mr E.T. SAVERS, on behalf of the Napier Amateur Dramatic Club, has forwarded to the flood relief fund committee a cheque for ?36, as the result of the performance of "Betsy" the other evening.

A small boy named ASHWORTH was run over last night, but fortunately he was not very seriously injured......The lad was taken to his parents' residence, and is now doing well.

At the Athenaeum last night a prize-giving to pupils of the junior shorthand class, held in connection with the Hawke's Bay Y.M.C.A., took place. The first prize,...was awarded to Master E. SHIRLEY for attendance and diligence. Master H. SIMPSON was warded a prize also for attendance and diligence, following the first prize taken very closely. Miss N. REDSTONE obtained the prize for perseverance. "Tom Brown's Schooldays" (in shorthand) was awarded to Master Herbert JAGO, he having outstripped all competitors in speed.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and J.H. VAUTIER, Justices, Patrick CAMPBELL was brought up in custody charged with rape.....At first he denied having been near the house of prosecutrix, but subsequently he said he went there on her invitation. None of the witnesses were cross-examined, and prisoner, who said he reserved his defence, was committed for trial.
HB Herald, Fri. Dec. 15, 1893
Mr P. GORMAN, of the Criterion Hotel, has purchased Mr P.A. HERMAN's interest in the Carlton Club Hotel, Hastings. We are glad to know that, though Mr GORMAN leaves Napier, his genial countenance will still beam in Hawke's Bay.

Detective KIRBY yesterday arrested Alexander M'CUTCHEON at Greenmeadows on a charge of forging and uttering a promissory note for ?33. M'CUTCHEON is the man who was committed for trial on Monday last, at the R.M. Court, on the charge of attempting to extort money from Dr. MOORE by threatening to accuse him of a crime.
HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 16, 1893
Birth -
MORRIS - On the 13th December, at Clyde road, the wife of G.M. MORRIS, of a daughter.

At the R.M. Court yesterday,
Daniel JAMIESON was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

Alexander M'CUTCHEON was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday charged with forging the name of his father-in -law,
J. PETERSEN, upon a promissory note for ?33.....At the request of Sergeant CULLEN accused was remanded till Monday, bail being allowed, M'CUTCHEON in ?50 and two sureties of ?50 each.

A man named Thomas MARRIOT, a shepherd, is supposed to have committed suicide at the breakwater last Tuesday, or else to have accidentally fallen over from the end of the work.......

The body of the late Robert DIXON, who disappearance from the Spit some days ago has several times been referred to, was found yesterday on the Petane beach and conveyed to the Railway Hotel, Spit. An inquest was held there in the evening......The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased met his death by drowning on or about the 5th of December, but that there was no evidence to prove whether the drowning was accidental or otherwise.
HB Herald, Mon. Dec. 18, 1893
Deaths -
ANDERSON - At the Napier Hospital, on December 17th, Samuel ANDERSON; aged 38 years.
The funeral will leave the Napier Hospital at 3 p.n. tomorrow (Tuesday).

M'MASTER - At the Napier Hospital, on the 18th of December, Angus M'MASTER; aged 65 years.
The funeral will leave the Napier Hospital today (Monday) at 1.15 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
- T. DURNEY, Undertaker.

Alexander M'CUTCHEON, who was admitted to bail on Saturday on a charge of forging an endorsement to a promissory note for ?35, was immediately re-arrested on a charge of forging an endorsement to another promissory note for ?85.

The Napier licensing committee met on Saturday, and tranted transfers of licenses as follows:-
Albion Hotel from D. WOODS to J. ROULSTON
Royal Hotel from C.R. THATCHER to C. SIDDELS
Victoria Hotel from J. ROULSTON to A. MORRISON.

Mr Samuel ANDERSON, formerly employed at Mr R. HOLT's establishment, died yesterday afternoon at the hospital at the age of 38 years. He leaves a wife and seven children in a destitute condition. Under these sad circumstances a friend, Mr J. KING, will be out today with a subscription list to raise sufficient money to bury deceased and provide the widow with a small sum for immediate necessities.

A shearer named GIBB, employed at Owhaoko, met with his death yesterday by drinking carbolic acid.......he died from the effects of the poison, and the body has been removed to the Kuripapango Hotel, where an inquest will be held this day.
HB Herald, Tues. Dec. 19, 1893
Birth -
TONG - At Hastings, on December 18th, the wife of S.T. TONG, of a daughter.

We have received from Mr G.E. SAINSBURY ?1 for the widow of the late Mr ANDERSON, whose case was referred to in our yesterday's issue.

At the R.M. COURT yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
H.J. RODGERS was fined 10s and costs for leaving his cab unattended on the Spit wharf.......

An inquest was held at the Occidental Hotel last evening, in connection with the death by drowning of Thomas G. MARRIOTT. Deceased up till a short time ago was in the employ of Mr G. BEAMISH, at Whana Whana, in the capacity of shepherd and drover..........The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased was found drowned, that there was no evidence to show whether the drowning was accidental or otherwise, and that any blame that there might be in the matter attached to himself alone.
HB Herald, Wed. Dec. 20, 1893
We have received from Mr H.M. SANDERS, Omatua, a cheque for ?28 15s 6d, being the amount collected on APLEY STATION in aid of the flood relief fund.

Mr J. KING has succeeded in collecting over ?12 up to the present in aid of the widow and family of the late Samuel ANDERSON. He will give us a list of the contributions for publication shortly.

Mr W.L. HANWELL, of Hastings street, is reported to be missing. He was last seen on Sunday. As he had been for some time past suffering from an internal complaint that caused insomnia, some anxiety is felt with respect to his disappearance.
HBH Th Dec 21 1893
A boy named James WELLS, who took from a yard where it had been left a handcart used for hawking fish, the property of
R. MARTIN, was arrested yesterday by Detective KIRBY and formally charged with larceny. The boy will be brought up before the R.M. this morning.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
M. LASCELLES sued T. JACOBSEN, architect, to recover ?12 10s for commission for obtaining work. Judgment was given for ?5 and ?3 costs and expenses. Mr A. LASCELLES appeared for plaintiff, and Sir William WASTENEYS for defendant.
HBH Fri Dec 22 1893
The following team has been selected to play for the Napier Cricket Club in a match against a Wairoa team on the Recreation Ground on Boxing Day.....:-

WOLSTENHOLME, WHITE, FULTON, GARDINER, KNAPP, H. MARTIN, A. MARTIN, G.F. HILL, H. NEWTON, R. ASHCROFT, and FORDE.

At the inquest on the body of the unfortunate man GIBBS, whose death from drinking carbolic acid was reported in our Monday's issue, Mr F.S. WATERHOUSE acted as coroner, and Mr H. PICKERING was foreman of the jury......Dr. MENZIES showed that deceased died through drinking carbolic acid......The evidence of John SULLIVAN, Robert HOWIE, Rody HENNESSEY, and Samuel SMITH was also taken........The jury returned a verdict that deceased died through drinking carbolic acid in mistake for whisky

Mr F. WILLIAMS met with a somewhat serious accident yesterday. While engaged in carrying a large sheet of window glass a sudden puff of wind broke it, and a large piece falling across his left wrist inflicted a severe gash, cutting several veins, and all but completely severing a large sinew. He was taken to Mr WELSMAN's shop, when Dr. SPENCER stitched up the wound and bandaged it.
Birth -
REID - On December 18th, the wife of J.W. REID, of a son.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Dr. CARO, J.P.,

A lad named James WEBB was charged with the theft of a hand cart, the property of John MARTIN. On the application of the police accused was remanded till tomorrow.

Charles MOETEN, charged with drunkenness, pleaded guilty, and was dismissed with a caution.

HB Herald, Sat. Dec. 23, 1893
Mr R. LAMB, the well known architect, has received instructions to prepare plans and specifications and to call for tenders for the widening of Emerson street. It is to be hoped that this much needed work will now soon be carried out.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and J.S. LARGE, Justices, James OGSTON was charged with drunkenness. He was in a shocking state from drink, and was remanded to the gaol to be doctored by the gaol surgeon.

There is a little more greenery about the shops this year than has been the case in former years. Mr SPENCE, in Carlyle street, has the front of his premises festooned from the upper windows. Mr GLASSFORD has a good display at both his shops, and in Hastings street and Emerson street many of the shops are decorated in honor of the festive season.

Alexander M'CUTCHEON, whose name has been frequently before the public lately in connection with a charge of attempting to extort money by threatening Dr. MOORE, and two charges of forgery, was yesterday brought up on remand on the second of the latter information. He was represented by Mr CRESSWELL......The Bench expressed the opinion that the case was very defective, inasmuch as certain documents which were alleged to have preceded and been the cause of the drawing of the promissory note were not produced. Sir William WASTENEYS, who appeared for Richard GRIGG, prosecutor, opposed this view in some remarks which question the grammatical ability of the Justices. Ultimately the latter said that they would commit accused for trial, but that they did so with reluctance.

In our report yesterday of the inquest on the unfortunate man GIBBS it was stated that shearer named SULLIVAN got the carbolic acid. This was an error......Mr WATERHOUSE states that there was a small label on the bottle, indicating the contents, and bearing the name of a Napier firm, but no poison label, as the Act requires.
HB Herald, Mon. Dec. 25, 1893
The firing by members of the F Battery of Artillery for Lieutenant PRAINS' medal will take place tomorrow morning at 6 o'clock on the Tutaekuri range. Ammunition will be obtainable on the ground.

A fire broke out at half-past 1 o'clock yesterday morning in a shed at the rear of a shop in Shakespeare road formerly occupied by Mr G. SCARFE. Mr R.P. PATERSON raised an alarm, and while waiting the arrival of the fire brigade, who mustered quickly, applied buckets of water with such good effect that nearly all danger was over when the firemen got to work. Very little damage was done.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
Elizabeth BURKE, charged with lunacy, was certified to be insane and was committed to the Wellington Asylum.
Edward GILBERT, similarly charged, was remanded till Thursday for medical examination.
Frederick STEVENS and Robert G. BROWN were convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

The boy WELLS, whose larceny of a small hand-cart has been already reported, was brought up on remand charged with the offence. His Worship ordered the committal of defendant to the Burnham industrial school, and that he should be kept there till 15 years of age and be trained in the Wesleyan faith.

On Saturday afternoon a number of ladies, members of the Melanesian Working Party, and of the Helping Hands and Willing Hearts Society, met at the residence of Mrs BLYTHE, Shakespeare road, for the purpose of making a small presentation to Miss STUART, who with the Bishop of Waiapu will be leaving Napier next month for Persia.

Herbert Thomas Halsey KNIGHT was in 1888 adjudged bankrupt on his own petition.......a formal application has been made to have the bankruptcy revived. After hearing counsel the Registrar granted the order reviving the bankruptcy.

Dec. 27, 1893
Death -
COGHLAN - At Waitangi, on December 26th, after a long and painful illness, Peter, the beloved son of James and Marie COGHLAN, aged 20 years. R.I.P.
The funeral will leave his parents' residence, Waitangi, tomorrow (Thursday) at 1 p.n. for the Napier cemetery.
- J.G. STEVENS AND CO., undertakers.
HB Herald, Wed. Dec. 27, 1893 the Hastings Police Court yesterday...
At the Hastings Police Court yesterday...
Henry BAILEY, for being an idle and disorderly person at Paki Paki, was sentenced to a month's hard labor.

We are requested to state that ladies wishing to learn to ride a bicycle can now obtain the loan of one to practise upon from
Mr J. ROBERTS.....

At the R.M. Court yesterday.....
William HIGGINS, alias O'CONNOR, and Benjamin DONALDSON, who both pleaded guilty to drunkenness, were discharged with a caution.
William Henry MACKENZIE, similarly charged, was fined 10s and costs.

Archibald WILSON, a drover well known in this province, met with his death at Hastings yesterday evening........after falling he was picked up in an unconscious conditions and carried into a shop, and thence was taken to MORONEY's hotel, where he was attended by Dr. LINNEY......deceased, who had a considerable sum of money upon him when he fell, had consulted
Dr. FAULKNER earlier in the day for heart disease.

HB Herald, Thurs. Dec. 28, 1893
Birth -
ARMSTRONG - At Onga Onga, Ruataniwha, on the 23rd of December, the wife of W. ARMSTRONG, road overseer, of a son. Both doing well.

Marriage -
WEISERT-FREDSBERG - At Mangatera, Danevirke, on the 26th December, by the Rev. H.M. RIES, Emil Frederick WEISERT to Hilda FREDSBERG.

Death -
DAVIS - At the residence of her parents, White road, Vera, only daughter of John and Alice DAVIS, aged six months. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave for the cemetery at 2.15 p.m. today (Thursday).

At the R.M. Court yesterday.....Edward GILBERT, on remand charged with lunacy, was certified insane, and committed to the Wellington asylum.
HB Herald, Fri. Dec. 29, 1893

Marriage -
WATTS-THAYER - At St. Augustine's Church, on December 28th, by the Rev. S.M. BRADBURY, James C. WATTS, of Hastings, to Edith M. THAYER, daughter of the late S. THAYER, of Napier and Pukahu.

At the R.M. Court....Frederick STEVENS was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

Mr Rees WATKINS, well-known in Hawke's Bay, writes to us to say that a man claiming to be his brother is soliciting alms on the strength of the alleged relationship, and to ask us to caution the public. Mr WATKINS says that this man is not even known to him. We willingly insert the disclaimer as a paragraph for the simple reason that the man alluded to asked for and obtained assistance in this office some weeks ago on the pretence that he was Mr WATKIN's brother.
HB Herald, 30 Dec 1893
Of the 27 scholarships competed for this year in the H.B. education district (16 given by the Education Board and 11 by the School Commissioners) the Napier school won ten, Gisborne school five, Port Ahuriri three, Woodville three, and one each was secured by the schools at Ormond, Meanee, Waipukurau, Norsewood, Taradale, and Hastings. The names of the successful pupils and the schools are as follows:-

Napier: Percy KING, Mabel BOWMAN, Ernest NORTHE, Frank COLLEDGE, Robert CAUGHLEY, Tirzah WORBOYS,
Bruce BALHARRY, Ettie SAMSON, Nellie M'VAY, and John CAMPBELL.
Gisborne: Nellie BAKER, Willis J. COMBS, Arthur WALL,
Port Ahuriri; W.G. LYNCH, Archibald WILKIE, and Ella M'CARTHY,
Woodville: Caroline NICHOLLS, Herbert GIRDLESTONE, and Mabel MONTEITH.
Ormond: Iva KING
Meanee: Edmund LYONS
Waipukurau: Kathleen STUBBS
Norsewood: John BARTOACH
Taradale: Randall GOULDING
Hastings: Ernest BEECROFT.

Birth -
REARDON - On 27th December, at Hastings, the wife of C.W. REARDON, of a son (stillborn).

We are pleased to see that our deserving young townsman, Mr T.E. LINDSAY, has been promoted by the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company to the responsible position of stock salesman and auctioneer in succession to Mr Alfred REID, who has resigned and retires from the service. A better appointment could not be made. Mr LINDSAY has proved himself to be a thorough business man, energetic and obliging, and the company and its numerous clients will be well and efficiently served by him.

Enquiry is made in Lloyd's Weekly for the following:-

William YOUNG when last heard from on 12th May, 1877, was staying with Mr H. BICKFORD, of Sandon, Wellington, New Zealand. Inquired for by brother Joseph.

Kate and Jack BEAZIE long to hear from Harry and Lou or brother Walter; they went to New Zealand in May, 1883.

Hannah SMITH left London about 30 years ago for an Australian or New Zealand port. Two daughters, Minnie and Annie, left for Auckland to join her, and have not been heard of since. Their father (in fast declining health) is anxious to hear of them.

Joseph WRIGHT left Stoke Newington in 1872 for Tasmania or New Zealand. Brother Robert seeks him.

William HALEY left London for Dunedin, New Zealand, in March, 1876. His mother longs for tidings

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