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HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 3, 1894

Woodville District Jockey Club Summer Meeting -
January 1, 1894

President: Mr G.D. HAMILTON
Vice-President: Mr. H. GAISFORD
Judge: Mr A. PEEBLES
Clerk of the Scales: Mr S. BOLTON
Handicapper: Mr J.E. BEARY
Starter: Mr Henry MONTEITH
Timekeeper: Mr H. MORTENSEN
Clerk of the Course: Mr A. GOWER

HB Herald, 1894 Jan 4
The following strokes have been picked for the Union Rowing Club's open fours:

Mr A. REID, formerly of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, has entered the service of Williams and Kettle Limited, and will in future be in charge of the stock and stock sales department. Mr S. PATTISON, who was in that department, will in future be in charge of the firm's branch at Hastings.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., Francis SEDGROVE was fined ?1 and costs for using threatening and insulting language to George JENKINS on the preceding at, at Meanee. On a second charge of using indecent language within the hearing of passers by defendant was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor.

The flags at the Spit were at half mast yesterday in respect to the memory of Mr H. HOLMES, who died on the morning of the 2nd and was buried yesterday afternoon. Deceased was barely in his prime, and his illness was so short that his death came as a great shock to his many friends. He had been several years in Messrs Williams and Kettle's employment, and was much respected as a quiet industrious man.

Persons purchasing brine-cured meat cannot be too careful at this season of the year. Mr H. HOLMES, who was buried yesterday, met his death through partaking, sparingly, of a bullock's pickled tongue that must have been "turned" when put into the brine. Peritonitis ensued, and then death. Three doctors attended deceased in his last illness, and each has certified that the peritonitis was induced by eating decomposing meat. The circumstances were inquired into by the police, but it was decided that a coroner's inquest was not necessary.
HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 5, 1894

Detective KIRBY yesterday arrested a man named Christopher MACDONALD on a charge of breaking into and stealing from the shop of Mr H. CURTIES, bootmaker, on the 18th of December last. Accused will be brought before the R.M. this morning.

The downpour of rain between 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock yesterday morning was the heaviest ever experienced here. At 3 o'clock Tennyson street, Dalton street, and parts of Hastings and Dickens streets were like rivers, the water in Tennyson street being on the footpaths and the crown of the road for a short time.

The well-known property the Cafe is announced as for sale on behalf of Mr GLASSFORD. The reason is that the latter finds his hands too full since he acquired the large bakery business he is now carrying on in Emerson street, and finds it necessary to give up one of the businesses. Mr Montague LASCELLES will supply full particulars to intending purchasers.

We yesterday stated that the three doctors who attended the late Mr HOLMES in his last illness gave certificates that death was due to peritonitis, due to eating decomposing meat. This was not quite accurate, as only two out of the three doctors gave such certificates. The third was only called into consult as to the advisableness of a consultation, and therefore gave no certificate at all.

Thomas FITZGERALD appeared on remand at the R.M. Court yesterday, charged with causing grievous bodily harm to William M'GREGOR........The Bench decided to treat the case as one of common assault, and imposed a fine of 10s with costs 15s, and witnesses' expenses of ?1 19s, in default of payment seven days' hard labor.

HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 6, 1894
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr H.P. COHEN, J.P.,

Christopher MACDONALD, charged with breaking into the shop of Henry CURTIES and stealing articles valued at 10s, was remanded till Wednesday next.

Michael BURKE, an absconding witness from Marton, was ordered to be sent there in custody.

A meeting of creditors in the revived bankruptcy of H.T.H. KNIGHT was held yesterday at the Courthouse. It was agreed that if the debtor would pay up the promissory notes accepted as part of his original composition the creditors would consent to the bankruptcy being annulled. Mr LASCELLES, on behalf of the debtor, promised that the bills should be met, and the meeting was adjourned for a week to allow of this being done.

Mr Alfred REID, who for four years acted as stock salesman and auctioneer for the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, joined the staff of Williams and Kettle Limited yesterday morning.......
HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 8, 1894

Deaths -

EAKINS - At Hastings, on January 6th, 1894, Cyril Attwell EAKINS, aged 11 months. Private interment in Napier cemetery.

WHITTEM - On Saturday, the 6th January, at Napier, Nellie Edith, the beloved daughter of Robert and Susan WHITTAM, aged 9 years and 3 months.
The funeral will leave her parents' residence, Clive square, for the cemetery, at 3 p.m. today. Friends will please accept this intimation.

At a committee meeting of the Hawke's Bay Amateur Athletic Club, held on Saturday evening, the following new members were elected:-

The race between the woodworkers and the ironworkers of the Union Rowing Club was rowed on the lagoon on Saturday afternoon, and resulted in a win for the woodworkers by one length. The winning crew consisted of J. BEDFORD (stroke), B. IRWIN (3),
S. MARSHALL (2), A. PIRIE (bow), and F. SIMMONDS (cox). Time, 6 min 35 sec.

There are on view in Messrs HOWE BROS,' window in Hastings street some water-color and oil-color paintaings by Miss BRICKETT, a young lady recently from England, who announces that she is prepared to receive pupils in music, singing, and painting.........

Hastings -
Yesterday, before Messrs BEILBY and M'LEOD, Justices, Hugh M'NEALY, alias M'NEIL, was convicted of stealing food, &c., to the value of 11s 6d from the natives at Paki Paki, and sentenced to a month's imprisonment.
HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 9, 1894
Death - ROUSHAM - At the Napier Hospital, on Sunday, 7th January, 1894, Montague ROUSHAM, formerly of Exeter, England, aged 25. Deeply regretted. Christchurch papers please copy. The funeral will leave the hospital this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

In the case in which R. O'ROURKE was charged with threatening behavior to Maurice O'CONNOR, the latter did not appear for the satisfactory reason that he is now in gaol charged with burglary and breaking open the hospital box at the Taradale Hotel.

A little son of Mr W. ANTHONY met with an accident yesterday, by which his right leg was fractured. A carter left a case of galvanised iron in the right-of-way at the rear of Mr WELSMAN's shop. Young ANTHONY was playing about later, and by some means the case fell over upon him, causing the injury. He was taken home and attended by Drs. INNES and THOMPSON, and is now doing well.
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs E. LYNDON and J.S. LARGE, Justices,

John PATERSON, George DUNCAN, William HILSON, Edward LAWS, and Edward CALDWELL were charged with taking a gate off its hinges on the night of Sunday, December 31st. A number of rowdy youths were out that night engaged in various mischievous pranks, and damaging property. In this case sufficient evidence was forthcoming to justify proceedings, and hence the charge. It was shown that CALDWELL did not assist in taking the gate off its hinges, and the charge against him was withdrawn. Each of the others was fined 5s and costs.

P.A. HERMAN was fined 10s and costs for getting upon a moving train.

R. REDSTONE, for permitting horses to be driven through the borough contrary to the bye-laws - not being harnessed or yoked, was fined 13s and costs.

H. NORGROVE, for allowing water to run to waste, was fined ?1, with costs and expenses amounting to ?1 12s.

R. ROACH, W. MALLEY, and J. MAXEY, were each fined 5s and costs for a breach of the peace on Boxing Day.

R. O'ROURKE was charged with threatening behaviour to Maurice O'CONNOR. It appeared that defendant, licensee of an hotel at Taradale, put O'CONNOR off the premises, and so far as the evidence went appeared to have been justified. The case was dismissed.
HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 10, 1894
Deaths -
DOWSETT - On Monday, the 8th January, 1894, at Napier, Charles Henry DOWSETT, eldest son of Charles DOWSETT, Esq., of Fauresmith, Orange Free State, South Africa, aged 30 years and 3 days. Deceased's brother Reginald tenders his sincere thanks for kind sympathy expressed by friends.

FRAME - At Napier on Tuesday, January 9th, 1894, William Henry, only child of William George Francis and Mary FRAME, aged 11 months.

Messrs Russell DUNCAN, Frank BEE, and MORGAN, all of the Spit, are at present holiday-making at the Chatham Islands. As Mr DUNCAN has a camera with him we may expect him to bring back some good views of the wrecked JESSIE READMAN and her surroundings.

An inquest was held at the Court-house yesterday, before Mr A. TURNBULL, coroner, in connection with the suicide of the late Charles Henry DOWSETT......the jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor while temporarily insane.
HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 11, 1894
M'LEAN-MACFARLANE - At Maraekakaho, on January 3rd, by the Rev. R. FRASER, Donald Archibald M'LEAN, to Elizabeth MACFARLANE.

It is reported that Mr HICKEY, of Hastings, is taking action to recover ?1000 damages from Messrs SWAN, COHEN, and others for remarks made in reference to typhoid fever cases at the last meeting of the Board of Health.

Mr NAPHTALI, who met with a serious accident when returning from Moawhango with the ballot papers in connection with the last election, has sent in a claim for ?35 to the County Council to cover the expense and loss of time due to the accident, which caused him to be an in-patient of the hospital for five weeks.

In a paragraph yesterday referring to the presence of Messrs DUNCAN, BEE and MORGAN, at the Chatham Islands, we described them as "of the Spit." A correspondent, jealous either of the fame of the Spit or of Mr MORGAN's reputation, writes to tell us that Mr MORGAN does not reside at Port Ahuriri. We believe our correspondent is quite right, and as we do not desire to be a party to any deception, even when the Spit is concerned, the error we made is penitently admitted.
HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 12, 1894
A trial of swimming speed was held at the White Swan Baths yesterday between H. GORMAN and A.D. PEDDIE, with a v iew of seeing if any records could be cut down......GORMAN, who proved the speedier, swam half a mile in 14 minutes 30 seconds, which is 25 seconds less than New Zealand record time for the distance. PEDDIE decided to go on and complete the 1000 yards course, which he covered in 17 minutes 30 seconds, a really smart performance. PEDDIE left by the Manapouri yesterday for Auckland to take part in the approaching intercolonial swimming contests there......

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and J.W. NEAL, Justices, Christopher MACDONALD was brought up on remand charged with breaking into the premises of a shoemaker named Henry CURTIS, and stealing therefrom a pair of spectacles, a knife, and a pair of pincers, of the total value of 10s.......The Bench considered the case not one to be sent for trial, and as they could not reduce the offence to one that could be summarily dealt with, they decided to dismiss the information.
HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 13, 1894
Death -
BUCHANAN - On the 26th November, 1893, at 19 Chester terrace, Regent's Park, London, England, Colonel James John Neale BUCHANAN, late 5th Dragoon Guards, aged 60, third son of the late Captain Alexander BUCHANAN, R.N., and brother to John Jauncey BUCHANAN, Esq., J.P. of Glenross, Tikokino, Hawke's Bay.

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

Mr W. WOODS, the Hon. J.D. ORMOND's well-known trainer, met with a very serious accident at Karamu yesterday, being kicked full in the face by one of the horses he was exercising. The blow inflicted shocking injuries to his face, and for the time deprived Mr WOODS of the power of vision. Dr. LINNEY was at once sent for, and was quickly in attendance upon Mr WOODS. Strong hopes are entertained that his sight will be perfectly preserved, but his face will be permanently disfigured.
HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 15, 1894
Death -
FISHER - At Battery road, Napier, on the 14th January, 1894, Mary, relict of the late John FISHER; aged 55 years.
The funeral will leave her late residence for the Catholic Church to-morrow (Tuesday) the 16th inst. at 2.30 p.m. -
J.G. STEVENS AND CO., Undertakers.

A man named Dennis LYNCH was arrested by the police yesterday for being drunk in Hastings street.

David BROWN, alias CAMPBELL, recently out of gaol, was on Saturday charged at the R.M. Court with drunkenness,
and was convicted and discharged.
HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 16, 1894
Births -
WILSON - At Carlyle street, Napier, on January 13th, the wife of J.A. WILSON, of a son.

WILLIAMSON - At Napier, on January 14th, 1894, the wife of Jas. P. WILLIAMSON, of a daughter.

Death -
JULL - On the 15th January, at Hastings, Dorothy, the infant daughter of H.L. JULL, aged 10 months.
The funeral will leave for the Hastings cemetery at 3 o'clock to-day (Tuesday).

William BAILEY and Daniel HUNT were each fined 10s and costs at the R.M. Court yesterday for cruelty to horses. BAILEY worked a horse with two sore shoulders, and HUNT a horse with a sore back and one sore shoulder. The defendants ought to regard themselves as fortunate in being let off so lightly.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, beforfe Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
Dennis LYNCH was fined 5s and costs for having been drunk in Hastings street on Sunday.
Frederick WELLS was ordered to pay 4s a week towards the support of his son, recently sent to the Burnham Industrial School.
In a case in which Francisco SEARINGS was charged by his wife with failing to support her and four children, after some evidence had been taken the further hearing was adjourned for a fortnight to allow of the parties coming to an understanding if possible.
A meeting of those interested in promoting an entertainment to assist in defraying the balance of the cost of the Hastings steam fire engine was held last night in the brigade's rooms......After some little discussion it was decided to hold a plain and fancy dress ball next month, and the following sub-committees were appointed:-

Decoration, Captain BRAUSCHE, and the members of the fire brigade.
Floor, R, Mr GOLDSBOROUGH and assistants.
Programme, Messrs ELLIS and VICKERMAN.

Mrs SHEATH, who has been so successful as a teacher of singing and music in this district, informs us that she is about to shortly leave Napier to reside in Wellington......

Hastings -
The friends of Mr H.L. JULL will regret to learn that his infant daughter, who had been ailing for some days, has succumbed to its illness. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Tuesday). Mr and Mrs JULL have the deep sympathy of all in their time of trouble
HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 17, 1894
The following persons met on the Meanee bridge on Monday in connection with river conservation work:-

They proceeded to the old Taradale River Board's boundary, and measured every gap in the embankment made by the recent floods. There were eleven of these gaps, equal to over a thousand feet of embankment washed away. It was decided to have the damage made good at once, and to apply to the H.B. County Council to grant a subsidy towards the cost. All present expressed themselves in favor of the formation of a central River Board for the whole district.

An inquest was held at the Taradale Hotel yesterday, before Mr WATERHOUSE, J.P., in connection with the somewhat sudden death of Eliza JOHNSON, a married woman residing with her husband and family at Taradale. On Monday evening she complained of pains in her head, and retired to rest early. Her husband rose early yesterday morning, and after lighting the fire and doing a little work he went to rouse Mrs JOHNSON. Upon trying to wake her she moaned and died. Dr. MENZIES made a post mortem examination, the result of which was to show that gastric disturbance, supposed to be due to freely partaking of fruis, had set up cerebral congestion, which caused death. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

A case of some interest to friendly societies and to members of the medical profession was decided at the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M. Dr. INNES sued John ROSS to recover ?4 4s, fees for medical attendance, which defendant declined to pay on the ground that he was entitled to plaintiff's services as surgeon of Court Captain CORK, A.O.F.........After hearing the evidence his Workshop gave judgment for the amount claimed, with costs and expenses amounting to ?1 19s. Mr DINWIDDIE appeared for plaintiff, and Mr CRESSWELL for defendant.

The maximum shade reading of the temperature yesterday was 90 degrees exactly, and on the preceding day 86 degrees. We are indebted for the particulars to Mr HUMPHRIES, Crown Lands Commissioner, who records daily the readings of a self-registering thermometer kept in the shade.

The following nominations were made yesterday for the coming election of Councillors of the Danevirke Borough:-
Central Ward: Charles BADDELEY, Barholomew DENNEHEY, J.L. KIMBELL, Neil M'PHEE, George WRATT, and George WRIGHT.
South Ward: Simon ATHY, jun., Frederick B ADLEY, John Richardson CRALLAN, and John DRUMMOND.
North Ward: Olaf CARLSON, Jeremiah HAYES, and E.A. RANSOM.

HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 18. 1894
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., Ezekiel ROWE, a prohibited person, was fined ?2 for drunkenness. The alternative was seven days' hard labor, and defendant decided to go to gaol.

The following have been selected to represent the United Cricket Club in the senior cup match to be played against the H.B. County Cricket Club, at Farndon Park, on Saturday:-


Hastings -
Mr TIPPING, formerly of Williams and Kettle, Limited, has gone into partnership with Mr R. BRATHWAITE. The new firm will act as general commission agents.

Mr W.Y. DENNETT is about to build a large new auction room here.

At the Courthouse today, before Mr W. BEILBY, J.P., John ADKINS, who had been doctored in gaol to cure him of the effects of drinking, was ordered to pay 12s for maintenance and 7s costs.

Richard DAVIS was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution. The same defendant was charged with trespassing in the auction mart of Mr M. LASCELLES.......A fine of ?1 and costs was imposed , the alternative being seven days' hard labor. Defendant went to gaol.

HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 19, 1894
Births -

DOLBEL - At Willowbank, on January 16th, the wife of R.C. DOLBEL, of a daughter.

BOWEN - At Sea View Terrace, on January 18th, the wife of E.R.C. BOWEN, of a daughter.

SMITH - At Hedgeley, Petane, on the 18th January, the wife of W.H. SMITH, of a son.

HB Herald, Sat. Jan 20 1894
The following players will represent the Waiapu Cricket Club in their match against the Napier on the Recreation Ground today:-


The many friends of Mr R. CARGILL will regret to learn of his death, which took place last evening. The deceased, who was universally respected, was formerly a constable here, and noted for being one of the best all round athletes and gymnasts in the North Island. About two years ago he met with a serious illness from which he recovered with extreme difficulty, and later had to leave the police in consequence of an affection of the heart following the illness. Lately he was attacked with diabetes. On Friday last he took to his bed, and last night passed quietly away. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death.

HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 22, 1894
Birth -
WHITE - At Burlington road, on 21st January, 1894, the wife of George WHITE, of a daughter.

Death -
TWIGG - At Petane Grange, on 21st January, Muriel Gerturde, youngest child of H.J. TWIGG, aged 6 years.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, beforfe Messrs F. SUTTON and J.S. LARGE, Justices, Edward FLANAGAN and James WILSON were convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

The fruit shop in Emerson street kept by Mrs F. PARKER was yesterday found to be open, with no person in charge of it. Inquiries by the police resulted in the discovery that Mrs PARKER's goods and chattels were removed on Saturday night, and that Mrs PARKER herself had gone by the steamer which left port yesterday morning.

It will be seen by advertisement elsewhere that WOBURN, under its later name of HATUMA, the fine property owned by
Mr Purvis RUSSELL, is offered for sale. The area of this grand estate if 26,655 acres, and the improvements include large dwelling house, manager's house, wool shed, and the other usual station requirements. The stock on the property consists of 40,000 sheep, a number of fine cattle, and some good draught and ordinary station horses......

James O'MALLEY was brought up at the R.M. Court on Saturday.....charged on two informations with selling spirits without holding a license to do so, and on a third with selling liquor in a native licensing district......On the application of the police accused was remanded till Thursday, bail being allowed, himself in ?50 and two sureties of ?50 each.
HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 23, 1894
Death -
SCHAARE - At Mount Herbert, Waipukurau, Bertha Henrietta, daughter of August Albert and Methe Katherina SCHAARE; aged two months.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs H.P. COHEN and J.S. LARGE, Justices,
Robert HANNA was fined 1s and costs for allowing two cows to wander, and
John HARVEY was fined 10s and costs for allowing one horse to stray.

Alexander M'CUTCHEON, already committed for trial on a charge of endevoring to obtain money from Dr. MOORE by threats, and on two charges of forgery, was yesterday brought up at the R.M. Court charged with having forged a promissory note for £24 on the 9th of May last. From the evidence it appeared that accused took the note in question to Mr W.Y. DENNETT and asked him to discount it. It purported to be endorsed by accused's brother, Oliver M'CUTCHEON......Accused was committed for trial.
HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 25, 1894
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., James GRACE was fined 5s for drunkenness. When arrested on the preceding evening defendant had ?28 in his possession.

Mr Sydney HOBEN has returned from the South, and notifies his pupils that he will assume tuition at once at both Napier and Hastings.
HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 26, 1894
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs SUTTON and J.S. LARGE, Justices, Nichola FITZGERALD pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness. As it was his first appearance in Napier he was dismissed wsith a caution.

Mr GLENDINNING has lately had considerable quantities of useful timber stolen from his premises in Chaucer road......

Mr Russell DUNCAN has kindly presented the Napier Sailing Cub with a trophy valued at five guineas, to be competed for by the members......

James O'MALLEY was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday, charged on two informations with selling whisky at Moawhango without a license, and on a third information with selling liquor in a native licensing district......Prisoner at first pleaded not guilty, but subsequently retraced the plea and threw himself upon the mercy of the Court.......Prisoner was sentenced to four months' hard labor on each of the charges of selling without a license, or eight months; hard labor on all. The third charge was withdrawn.
HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 27, 1894
Mr T. TANNER has resigned his position as Justice of the Peace.

Mr F.J. SMITH, who has been away for a trip to the Old Country, returned to Napier last night by the Dingadee.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr W.R. BLYTHE, J.P., John HEMPENSTALL was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 29, 1894
The social gathering to bid farewell to Dr. STUART, Bishop of Waiapu, will take place this evening......

HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 1, 1894
At the Hastings Police Court yesterday, before Mr G. ELLIS, J.P., Peter M'LEOD, charged with stealing a combination spanner, was remanded for seven days. The police would like to know the owner of the spanner.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and H.P. COHEN, Justices,
Frederick De LACY was fined ?1 and costs for drunkenness, in default seven days' hard labor. Defendant, who was in a shocking condition from the effects of drink, went to gaol.
George Frederick SMITH was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

A prisoner named James UPTON, alias HARRISON, while working with the hard labor gang on the 29th of January, in a public place, used obscene language to Warden MOLLOY. The prisoner was therefore brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday and formally charged with using obscene language in a public place. The visiting Justices, Messrs COHEN and SUTTON, decided not to hear the case until it had been inquired into by the visiting Justices, to be then remitted to the Court if thought necessary.

Mr P. GORMAN has arranged to take over the Carlton Hotel at Hastings on the 1st of March, so, although his lease of the Criterion is not up until March 27th, he finds it necessary to sell the furniture and effects of the Criterion at an earlier date than he anticipated......

HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 2, 1894
Sheep breeders and others will note that the Farmers' Co-operative Association will offer a number of Mr H.H. BRIDGE's Romney sheep at Fairfield on the 16th instant.

Mr W.S. TAYLOR has been appointed Napier agent for the Australian Alliance Assurance Company. As he is so well and favorably known he will no doubt get a fair share of public patronage.

The Bishop of Waiapu, previous to his departure from Napier on Wednesday, presented to the Diocese the admirable portrait of himself which has been painted by Herr LINDAUER. The picture now hangs on the wall of the Cathedral vestry.

William Henry MACAULEY, alias WILLIAMS, was charged at the R.M. Court yesterday with wife desertion at Tauranga two years ago. Accused was arrested in the Petane valley by Constable LEITCH. Sergeant CULLEN asked for a remand for eight days, to allow of the warrant reaching Napier from Tauranga. The remand was granted, bail being allowed, accused in his own recognisances of ?50 and one surety of a like amount.

UPTON, the prisoner who was brought before the R.M. Court on Wednesday charged with using obscene language, but not dealt with by Messrs SUTTON and COHEN, Justices.....was brought before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., yesterday, and sentenced to six weeks' hard labor, to take effect at the expiry of the sentence he is at present working out. This, by the way, was imposed for using obscene language at Hastings, and the prisoner has other convictions recorded against him for similar offences, so that he seems to be given to the use of vile language.

Danvevirke -

The annual meeting of members of the Danevirke Presbyterian Church was held last evening (Wednesday), the Rev. Alexander DOULL presiding.....The election of officers was then proceeded with, and resulted as follows:-

Hon. secretary, Mr H. FRENCH
Hon. treasurer, Mr J. M'PHERSON
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 3, 1894
Marriage -
BURNETT-CALDWELL - On the 26th January, 1894, at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. David SIDEY, William, second son of George BURNET, Wigan, England, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Alexander CALDWELL, of Napier, New Zealand. (Wellington and Auckland papers please copy).

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr J.H. VAUTIER, J.P., William BARTON was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

Miss HEATH, of Napier, is about to proceed to Melbourne, there to place herself under Professor BIBROW, the principal teacher of dancing in Australia. It is Miss HEATH's intention to establish dancing classes in Napier on her return.

Mr H.M. M'LEOD, of the Napier post-office, has been promoted to a more responsible situation in the Wellington office. His many friends will be pleased to learn of his promotion. Mr M'LEOD leaves for the capital city by boat on Sunday.
HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 5, 1894
Marriage -
ORR-SMITH - On January 24th, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. David SIDEY, James Sterret ORR, of Hukunui, to Fanny, daughter of Mr Wm. SMITH, of Papakura.

Death -
START - At Napier, on Sunday, February 4th, Walter, youngest son of Henry START, aged six months.
The funeral will leave his parents' residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon. T. DURNEY, Undertaker.

Mr. Hugh APLIN, who has returned from the country, resumes his teaching practice to-day.

Five of the silver medals to be competed for in the swimming race next Wednesday week are now on view at Mr EAGLETON's Hairdressing Saloon, where the gold medal will be exhibited later in the week. Mr P. BREWIN, who is working up this contest, is indefatigable in his efforts to make it a success.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 6, 1894
Marriages -

FULTON-ARMSTRONG - On the 3rd January, at St. Columb's (sic) Church, Glenferrie (Melbourne), by the Rev.
T.H. ARMSTRONG, M.A., brother of the bride, assisted by the Rev. E.D. FETHERS, Sydney, Wroughton, eldest son of Lieutenant-General John FULTON, R.A., of Napier, N.Z., to Elsie Maud, youngest daughter of the late John Simpson ARMSTRONG, barrister-at-law.

BAKER-STEELE - At Hastings, by the Rev. W.J. ELLIOTT, on January 24th, 1894, Alfred BAKER, of Auckland, to Elizabeth Eliza, second daughter of Thomas STEELE, of Napier. - Auckland papers please copy.
The Taradale school committee have voted for Messrs CARLILE, SUTTON, and TANNER to fill the vacancies on the Education Board....

Dr. CARO and Mr J.S. LARGE, Justices, sat yesterday to deal with informations charging indecency while bathing against A.J. HALEY, A.N. ROBERTSON, E. MELLON, J. GOODYER, and W.F. GRANTHAM. The general defence was ignorance of the law and mistaked notions as to what constituted sufficient bathing costume. GRANTHAM and GOODYER proved that they wore proper bathing dress on the occasion, and were dismissed. The other defendants were eached fined 1s and costs.

The first successful case of abdominal section in the Napier hospital took place on Friday last week, when one of the fallopian tubes was removed from a patient. The operation was performed by Dr. MOORE, in the presence of Drs. CLEGHORN, de LISLE, REID, and THOMSON. The greatest care was taken to conduct the operation with the strictest regard to modern aseptic surgery. Everything went well from the first, and the patient will be up and about towards the end of this week
. A youth named Amos SUTTON was charged at the R.M. Court yesterday with cruelty to a horse by working it with galled girths at the Spit. He pleaded guilty. Sergeant CULLEN did not press for a heavy penalty, defendant being a good lad who assisted to maintain his parents. The Bench said that under the circumstances they would only impose the light fine of 5s and costs, but that they were very pleased to see the police interesting themselves in the matter of cruelty to animals, future cases of which would be met by severe penalties.

At the R.M. Court yesterday before Messrs H.P. COHEN and J.S. LARGE, Justices,
Fanny MIDDLETON was fined ?1 and costs for drunkenness. In default of payment she went to gaol for 48 hours.
Archibald M'ALISTER, for drunkenness, was fined ?2 and costs, the alternative, which was accepted, being four days' hard labor.
Joseph SPIERS, for drunkenness, was cautioned and discharged.
Frank RHODES was fined ?1 and costs for getting on to a moving train, and a lad named
NEWMAN was fined 5s and costs for a similar offence. The latter narrowly escaped with his life when the offence was committed.
HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 7, 1894
Mr T.F. ROTHERAM, Locomotive Superintendent New Zealand Railways, and Mr A.L. BEATTIE, Locomotive Engineer for this district, are in town on an official visit of inspection.

There was a good attendance at St. Augustine's schoolroom last evening, when a concert and lantern entertainment in aid of the organ fund was given........During the evening Mrs E. FAULKNOR and Messrs CLARKE and NEILSON contributed vocal selections, and Mr CLARKE played several instrumental pieces. The choir sang two items in first-class style. The accompaniments were played by Miss R. CHEGWIDDEN.....

The additions made to the Masonic Hotel by means of the fine three-story brick building now all but finished are of the most complete description......
The papering of the walls (a really first class job, and one that reflects credit upon Mr GARNHAM) is not upon plaster. Every room is wood-lined over the brick, to ensure immunity from dampness.
Architect - Mr W.A. DOGLEBY
Contractors - Messrs GLENDINNING and GRIFFIN
Painting and papering - Messrs N. WILLIAMS and Sons
Plumbing - Messrs H. WILLIAMS and Sons.
HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 8, 1894
Death -
STAPLES - At Maraekakaho, on the 7th February, Esperan STAPLES, aged 39 years.
The funeral will leave Beecroft's Repository for the Hastings cemetery after the arrival at Hastings to-day of the Wellington express - S.T. TONG, Undertaker.

George LAFOLLEY, recently discharged from gaol after serving a month for vagrancy, was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday charged with drunkenness. He was fined ?1 and costs.

Wanganui College sent up 22 candidates for matriculation at the recent examinations, and 18 of them passed. Of that number the following were Hawke's Bay youths:-

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and J.S. LARGE, Justices, a case in which G. GLASSFORD sued D. SULLIVAN on a speedy summons for ?3 13s was heard, judgment for plaintiff for the amount being given with 8s costs. Immediate execution was granted.

An accident occurred near Maraekakaho on Monday that resulted fatally yesterday. A man named Esperan STAPLES was driving a dray loaded with sheaves of wheat.....One of the sheaves fell upon STAPLES, knocking him off the load and under the wheels of the dray, which passed over him. Dr. LINSEY was sent for as soon as possible after the accident, and rode up at once, but STAPLES's injuries were so severe that he gradually sank, dying at 5.30 o'clock yesterday morning......

HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 9, 1894
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr T.K. NEWTON, J.P., Samuel BARNES was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

We are pleased to hear that Dr. JARVIS has recovered from his recent illness, and has gone into the country for a short time to recruit. During his absence his work will be undertaken by Drs. de LISLE and INNES.

Mr Alf ELLINGHAM, who had his hip put out at the Wairoa races, is progressing most favorably. He is at present located in the Wairoa hospital, but expects to be able to return to Hawke's Bay in six weeks......

The Napier Navals having challenged the Rifles to a friendly shooting match, it will be fired to-morrow on the Tutaekuri range, when the following will constitute the Rifle team:-
Private BEDFORD, Lieutenant SWAN, Sergeant THOMSON, Sergeant ROBSON, Bugler BROWN, Bugler ROBSON,
Corporal A. PIRIE, Private J. EDDY, Private J. PIRIE, Private F. WILLIAMS; emergencies, Private TRASK and Private GLEADOW.

Mr DIDDAMS, who has been in the Napier branch of the Bank of New Zealand for a number of years, the last five as teller, has been promoted to take charge of the Greytown agency of the bank.....

A little boy named Charles DUNCAN, between seven and eight years of age, started from home on Wednesday morning last and has not been heard of since. He was last seen that morning near the railway station......

Danevirke -
At the R.M. Court this morning Cecilia JACOBSEN (better known as Madame JACOBSEN), Hattie CROPP, and Essie ROWE were charged before Messrs J.H. CLAYTON, J. DRUMMOND, M. HENDERSON, and V. JENSEN, J.P.'S, on the information of Detective KIRBY, that they had no visible means of support.....

Waipawa -
The other day Mr M. FLYNN descried a weasel on his premises, but after a lively hunt the "vampire" escaped up a drain. This is another variety of the bloodthirsty vermin introduced with a view of exterpating other vermin.
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 10, 1894
Deaths -
HICKEY - At Hastings, on February 8th, John, child of John and Margaret HICKEY, aged six months.
The funeral will leave for the Catholic Church at 2.30 o'clock this (Saturday) afternoon.

COLES - At Hastings, on February 9th, Kate, the only daughter of Mary COLES, aged 19 years.
The funeral will leave Mrs COLES's residence at 3 p.m. this day for the Hastings cemetery.

Mr C.L. MACKERSEY has added an Alexander separater to his dairy at Pohukura, to deal with the milk of his stud herd of pure Jersey cows.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Dr. SPENCER, J.P., Frances MIDDLETON, for drunkenness, was fined ?2 and costs, in default seven days' hard labor. Defendant went to gaol.

The following members of the Napier Naval Artillery have been selected to fire against the Napier Rifles this afternoon:-

We are happy to state that the little lad DUNCAN, whose mysterious disappearance was narrated in our yesterday's issue, has turned up safely. It appears that he made his way to the Spit, got on the launch as it was leaving to take passengers to the
Te Anau, going North, and in the bustle boarded the latter vessel, where for some time he was thought to be the child of a passenger. His identity was discovered on the voyage to Gisborne, and he was sent back again.
HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 12, 1894
Birth -
NORRIS - On February 11th, at Sea View terrace, Napier, the wife of A.C . NORRIS, of a son.

Mr J.H. COLEMAN returned to Napier by the express train on Saturday evening.

Dr. MENZIES has returned from his holiday trip, and is again at work at the hospital.

Those on the look-out for good things in horseflesh or furniture will no doubt keep in view the sale of Mr E.D. TANNER's effects advertised in another column. It may be noted that all the hacks have been constantly ridden by Mrs TANNER, which is sufficient guarantee of their quietness and excellence.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,

Joseph LYONS was fined ?1 and costs for braking a window in Emerson street, and ordered to pay the cost of repairing the damage done, ?1 5s. The same defendant was sentenced to a month's hard labor for using obscene language, sentences to be cumulative if fine in first case not paid.

Jessie JOHNSON, on remand charged with using obscene language at Clive, and who on her first appearance was sent to gaol to be examined as to her sanity, was certified sane. In view of her having been nearly a week in prison she was convicted and discharged with a caution.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 13, 1894
Birth -
GOLDSMITH - On Sunday, February 11th, at Hastings, the wife of E.S. GOLDSMITH, of a daughter.

Mr Norman L. GURR, who leaves for Dunedin today by the express train, will, if fit and well, compete in the half-mile championship event to be run there at the amateur athletic sports.

The charge against Alexander M'CUTCHEON, of sending a letter to Dr. MOORE threatening to accuse him of a crime in order to extort money, will be called on at the Supreme Court this morning.

Anthony GORDON, a man of about 60 years of age, fell dead while engaged in harvesting for Mrs SAUNDERS at Longlands yesterday, it is supposed from heart disease. An inquest will be held today.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and W.R. BLYTHE, Justices,

Thomas Hind TOPPING, alias Thomas HOWARD, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a pair of boots, valued at 10s, at Hastings. He was sentenced to two months' hard labor.

William DOBSON, for drunkenness, was convicted and discharged with a caution.

HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 14, 1894
William MACKAY, of Maraekakaho, writes asking us to convey his thanks to the hospital staff for their kindness to him while suffering from fever.

Wanganui is to be congratulated upon obtaining a smart and effective police officer in the person of Sergeant CULLEN, who has been transferred to that town. Napier in him loses a capable and energetic officer, who since his arrival here has deservedly obtained the full confidence of the public.
HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 15, 1894
Deaths -
POLGLAZE - At Hastings, on the 13th of February, Violet, the only and beloved daughter of C. and M.A. POLGLAZE, aged seven months.
The funeral will leave the parents' residence for the Hastings cemetery at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

GILLESPIE - At Blenheim Hospital, on February 14th, Peter GILLESPIE, aged 54.

The many friends of Mr Peter GILLESPIE will regret to learn that he died yesterday at the Blenheim hospital, after a very long and painful illness. The body of deceased will be brought to Napier for interment.

Bankruptcy business will be called on at the Supreme Court at 10 o'clock this morning. It is not expected to last a long time. After it is disposed of the case of RIGGIR v. RIGGIR, a wife's petition for a judicial separation, will be heard.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs H.P. COHEN and J.S. LARGE, Justices,
Alfred PETERSEN was fined ?1 and costs for drunkenness. Defendant was a witness in a case heard in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and got drunk while waiting to be called. When the case was called on, and the prisoner placed in the dock,
Mr COTTERILL had to take another case, but as the prisoner after leaving the dock intimated his desire to plead guilty he was brought back again, and after the usual formalities sentenced.

Alexander M'CUTCHEON, who pleaded guilty to three charges of forgery, and was found guilty by a jury of attempting to extort money from Dr. MOORE by threatening to accuse him of an offence, was brought up at the Supreme Court yesterday morning for sentence.......He received five years' penal servitude on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently, so that the actual sentence was five years' penal servitude.
HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 16, 1894
Miss Inez SMITH, who may be addressed "care of Mrs HEATH," gives private lessons in dancing, and also announced elementary classes.....

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Dr. CARO, J.P., John BROWN, charged with drunkenness, and who was in a bad state from drink, was remanded to Napier gaol for medical treatment.

The case of SHEATH v. SHEATH, the wife's petition for a divorce, was brought before his Honor Mr Justice RICHMOND in Chambers yesterday. Mr M'LEAN moved for an order fixing the mode and time of trial.....respondent to pay petitioner alimony at the rate of ?3 a week.

The case of RIGGIR v. RIGGIR, the wife's petition for judicial separation on the ground of cruelty, was heard before Mr Justice RICHMOND yesterday.........On the application of Mr M'LEAN the mother was granted the custody of the children, with liberty of access at stated times for father. The younger boys were to be left with their mother till the age of 16, the older to remain with their father, and be allowed to visit their mother half-yearly. The girl, it was understood, did not desire to be with her father, but with her mother. The arrangement was agreed to, and the alimony to the wife fixed at ?3 per week.
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 17, 1894
Death -
WEAVER - At West Clive, on the 16th February, the infant son of Alfred and Elizabeth WEAVER.

Constable SIMPSON has been transferred from Napier to Eltham, near New Plymouth, and Constable GRAY, of Ashburton, is to be brought here to fill the vacancy.
HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 19, 1894
Birth -
MORONEY - At the Albert Hotel, Hastings, on the 17th of February, the wife of D. MORONEY, of a daughter.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 20. 1894
Death -
ELLINGHAM - At Kaikora, on the 18th February, 1894, Gladys Myrtle Mary, infant daughter of Alfred and Emily ELLINGHAM, aged 7 months. The funeral will leave the parents' residence, Kaikora, for the old cemetery, Waipawa, this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 1.30 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited.
- W.H. SEBLEY, Undertaker.

Mr R.G. MOTLEY, who has been for a long period favorably known in this district, has taken offices in Tennyson street, opposite the Herald office, where he will carry on his business of general commission agent....

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
John David M'KAY, for failing to obey an order of the Court that he should contribute towards the support of his wife and family, was sentenced to three months' hard labor.

William B OYD was charged with assaulting his father, Thomas BOYD, at the Western Spit on the 11th of February. After hearing the evidence his Worship considered the affair as in the nature of a family squabble, and bound over defendant in his own recognisances of ?10 to keep the peace for six months. He was also ordered to pay 7s costs of court.

Last evening a two-horse cab owned by Mr C . MORTON was being driven down Shakespeare road.....They swerved suddenly, throwing MORTON off his seat, and the wheels passed over his back.......Neither of the horses was seriously hurt, and MORTON seems to have escaped with a bruised back.....It is wonderful that greater injury was not done.

A case under the Land and Income Tax Act was heard at the R.M. Court yesterday, when Josiah Pratt HAMLIN was charged with neglecting to furnish a return of his income as required by the Act........His Worhsip said that as defendant had received several notices the default must be considered wilful. The minimum penalty he could impose was a fine of ?5, but possibly if the circumstances were represented to the Government part of the fine would be remitted......Defendant was then fined ?5, with costs and expenses amounting to ?1 5s, and was ordered to pay treble the amount of the tax he was liable for.
HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 21, 1894
Mr R.P. PATERSON has disposed of his hairdressing and tobacconist business to Mr P. BREWIN, who will conduct it in future, retaining Mr PATERSON's services as manager. As Mr BREWIN is widely known, he will no doubt meet with a fair share of public support in his new venture.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
George Samuel WINSOR was charged with obtaining ?5 from Robert HARPER, a draper at Gisborne, by means of a valueless chequed on the 11th instant. Accused was remanded to Gisborne.

The following will compose Sergeant-Major TEYCHENNE's and Sergeant ROBSON's squads in a match to be fired at the Tutaekuri range on Saturday next, at half-past 2 p.m.:-
TEYCHENNE's squad: Corporal PIRIE, Bugler BROWN, Private WILLIAMS, Private BEDFORD, and Private YARRALL; emergency, Private ALDERTON.
ROBSON's squad: Sergeant ROBSON, Corporal PRESLING, Bugler ROBSON, Private EDDY, and Private GLEADOW; emergency, Private MARSHALL.
The tender of Messrs GLENDINNING, Sons, and GRIFFIN, for the construction of the Porangahau bridge, has been accepted.

The following Napier candidates passed the junior civil service examination:-
Leonard BICHENO, and
Gisborne candidates -
George STEWART, and
Josiah RYBURN.

Mr Martin RYAN, who has taken possession of the Criterion Hotel, will conduct it as a family and commercial hotel on the lines laid down by his predecessor. The house is being thoroughly renovated, and it is intended that it shall more than maintain its old reputation.
HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 22, 1894
At Adelaide a boy aged 14 has been ordered to receive a whipping of ten strokes for kissing against her will a girl about his own age.

We learn that Mr W.R. TAYLOR, an old Marlborough pupil of Dean BRADLEY, and a distinguished classical scholar and prizeman at Cambridge, has been added to the staff of the Grammar School. Mr TURNER, a prizeman and gold medallist of the University of Tasmania, has also joined as an English master, and M. BOURGEOIS is to teach conversational French. These additions ought to make the school one of the best in New Zealand....

A young man named GRAY, a resident of the Spit, narrowly escaped drowning yesterday.......A life buoy was thrown to him, but apparently he was too dazed to clutch it. Constable RYAN and Mr J. MURRAY rushed into the surf, without stopping to divest themselves of any clothing, and with the assistance of some others on the beach managed to get GRAY to shore, where he speedily recovered. Later he called at our office and asked us to publicly express his grateful thanks to his rescuers.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
Oliver M'CUTCHEON was charged with assaulting a bailiff, Alexander CAMPBELL, while in the execution of his duty...
HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 23, 1894

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
John BROWN, on remand charged with drunkenness, was ordered to pay 10s 6d, costs of his maintenance in gaol, at the rate of 1s 6d per day. Defendant was remanded because when first brought before the Court he was not in a fit state to plead through drink, and needed medical treatment. The same defendant was then charged with trespassing on the Napier railway station premises, where he was arrested. For this offence he was fined ?1 and costs, the alternative being four days' hard labor
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 24, 1894
Up till yesterday the following was the polling for the candidates to fill the vacancies on the Education Board:-

About 9 o'clock last night a fire was observed in Mr H.L. KNIGHT's timber yard at Hastings, near the engine house. Mr ORTOP, who resides close by, was the first to discover the flames, and with commendable promptitude ran over with a bucket, and as plenty of water was at hand, he soon extinguished the fire.

Frederick des FOUNTAINE was recently sent from Waipawa to Napier charged with lunacy. He believed himself to be God dwelling in a man's body, but his delusion was principally based upon what makes other men see snakes and rats where neither snakes nor rats are. His stay in Napier gaol must have done him good, for when he was brought before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., at the Court yesterday, all his divinity had evaporated with the dregs of the drink that had bothered his brain. He was certified to be sane, and discharged, the R.M. reading him a lecture upon the folly of drinking.
HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 26, 1894
Deaths -

HANWELL - Drowned at Port Ahuriri, on December 17th, 1893. William Ley HANWELL, aged 52.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Hastings street, for the Napier cemetery, at 3 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon.
T. DURNEY, Undertaker.

TUPAEA - At Te Aute, at the residence of Arihi Te NAHU, on Saturday, February 24th, Hamuera TUPAEA.
The funeral will take place next Wednesday afternoon, at Te Hauke.

PRESCOTT - At Hastings, on Sunday, February 25th, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of George PRESCOTT, Takapau, aged 45 years.
The funeral will take place at 12 o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday), and all friends are invited to attend.

KEYS - At Clive, on February 25th, Thomas KEYS, youngest son of the late James KEYS, aged 21.
The funeral will leave Clive at 1.30 o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., Carl LEOPOLD was charged with wife desertion. On the application of the police defendant was remanded to Waipawa.

The Maori who assisted Constable HARVEY to recover the body of the late W.L. HANWELL deserves the highest praise. He worked very hard, and but for his pluck and determination it is doubtful whether the body would have been recovered as it was.

The following constitute the team picked by the Napier Rifles for the bayonet exercise to be given at the fire brigades' concert next month:-
Emergencies, Privates YARRALL, ANDREWS, and HUNTER.

HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 27, 1894
We have received from Mr S.J. DRYDEN a sample bottle of his "Zealandia" tomato sauce. It is of excellent flavor, quite equal to the best in the market, and only needing to be well known to be largely used.

At a meeting of the Hawke's Bay branch of the New Zealand Medical Association, held last night, the secretary was instructed to write a letter of condolence to the Misses HITCHINGS, and to convey to them the sympathies of the members of the association with them in their bereavement.

A woman named Sarah DEWAR had two charges of drunkenness preferred against her before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., yesterday. She was apprehended drunk on Saturday last, and when sober was bailed out. At about 1.30 a.m. on Sunday she was again found drunk in the streets, and was locked up. On the first charge defendant was discharged with a caution, and on the second was fined ?1 and costs.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., a Maori named WAIENE pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly at Taradale, and was fined 10s and costs.

Edward GIBSON, who pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, was dismissed with a caution.

A charge against James WHITE of neglecting to keep a pigstye clean was withdrawn by consent.

On the application of Fanny OLIVER, wife of James OLIVER, a prohibition order against the latter was granted, to be of force in the Napier, Hastings, Petane, Taradale, Meanee, and Clive districts. He volunteered the information that he would drink all the more, in spite of prohibition orders.

John MURPHY was charged with failing to obey an order of the Court that he should pay 10s a week towards the support of his wife. On two other informations he was similarly charged with respect to two children. Mr M'LEAN appeared for the complainant, Mrs MURPHY, and defendant was represented by Mr CORNFORD. He urged that defendant had not had the chance to obey the Court, as he had not been able to obtain employment, in which case his father would pay ?2 on account. The case was adjourned for a fortnight on defendant paying his wife's expenses and ?2 on account.

A very old colonist and highly respected settler passed away yesterday in the person of Dr. HITCHINGS, who died at a quarter to 7 o'clock after an illness of a few days. The deceased gentleman, who at the time of his death was in his 78th year, had been in the colony about 40 years.

He was for several years the only doctor in the district, and in that capacity won the respect of the early settlers by his skill and attention. When the fight took place at the Big Bush, between the adherents of Te MOANANUI on the one side and of HAPUKU on the other, Dr. HITCHINGS, as the only surgeon in the district, had to attend to the wounded. He pulled most of them through.

Dr. HITCHINGS was for many years Health Officer for the Government, and till the law was passed which prevented medical men acting as coroners, he satisfactorily filled the position of coroner here.

Coming to the district in its infancy he knew all the early settlers and most of the later ones, and was himself a familiar figure to all.

In his younger days he was a great athletic and musical enthusiast. He was very fond of the football field, and few games of any note during the last dozen years were missed by him as an interested spectator. Of late years he became passionately fond of bowls, of which game he was an able exponent.

In spite of his advanced years he retained considerable activity, and enjoyed general good health till quite recently, when he began to manifest signs of failing. One day last week he fainted on the bowling green, and although he quickly recovered he had to be assisted to his carriage and driven home. That attack ushered in the last illness, which although it took on the form of jaundice was practically a general break-up due to old age.

The deceased, who had been twice married, but for many years a widower, leaves a family of four daughters to mourn his death.

HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 28, 1894
At a general meeting of the F Battery New Zealand Artillery held after parade last night, Sergeant J.G. HUGHES was unanimously elected Lieutenant, vice Lieutenant STEWART, resigned.

Mr P.A. HERMAN, who has sold out of the Carlton Hotel to Mr P. GORMAN, intends almost immediately to start business in Hastings as general auctioneer, commission, and land agent. With the experience gained, and the extensive knowledge obtained in a similar line of business in Napier, Mr HERMAN should command a large share of the Hastings trade.

A lad named Anderson SCULLION is reported missing from Taradale, and it is feared that some fatality has befallen him. On Monday afternoon he and a lad named William PAGE, 15 years of age, went to gather blackberries. PAGE started for home about 6 o'clock in the evening, SCULLION deciding to stay longer picking. The latter has not since been seen, and as he is subject to fits, it is feared that he has fallen into the Tutaekuri and been drowned. Constable LEITCH is out making vigorous search.

Some time since Mr TURNBULL, R.M., heard a civil case, LIGHTOLLER v. MACDONALD, in which plaintiff and his wife sought to recover ?28 for damage to and loss of luggage due to the capsizing of defendant's coach in the Tutaekuri. Judgment was reserved. Yesterday Mr TURNBULL delivered his decision, nonsuiting both plaintiffs on the ground that the damage was due to pure accident. Costs and expenses amounting of ?3 4s were awarded to defendant.....

The little son of Dr. MOORE had a narrow escape from drowning on the beach yesterday while the sea was breaking over the Marine parade. A little dog he was fond of went over the wall, and the lad immediately jumped over to rescue his pet. Mr Von HAAST happened to be near, and promptly went to the rescue. He only got well wetted, as it happened, but Mr Von HAAST and the lad were only back on the footpath just in time to escape a huge wave that would certainly have swept both out to sea if it had caught them. By a coincidence worth mentioning, when Mr Von HAAST went over the wall for Dr. MOORE's son, a big dog jumped over, seized the smaller dog by the hide, and jumped back with him on to the parade.

HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 1, 1894
The Commissioner of Taxes has remitted the fine recently imposed upon Mr J.P. HAMLIN for accidentally failing to supply income tax returns.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., Thomas HAYES, alias Edward HAYES, alias Thomas JONES, pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, and was dismissed with a caution.

The boy SCULLION, whose disappearance was reported in our yesterday's issue, has turned up all right. He was overtaken by darkness in a big stretch of toi toi near Papakura, and not being able to find his way out lay down to sleep.

Dr. J. REED, for so many years favorably known as a medical practitioner in the district of Waipukurau, has for motives of health decided to settle in Napier and practice his profession here. He has purchased the large house in Clive square formerly occupied by Mr F. TIFFEN.

The mortal remains of the late Dr. HITCHINGS were laid to rest in the Napier cemetery yesterday. The funeral cortege was one of the longest ever witnessed in the district. In addition to the personal friends of deceased it included a large number of Foresters - Dr. HITCHINGS having been for many years surgeon to Court Captain Cook - over a score of carriages, and many townspeople following on foot. The funeral service at the grave was impressively conducted by Dean HOVELL.

HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 2, 1894

Our Danevirke correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-

Daniel Romen O'SULLIVAN appeared this morning before Messrs M. HENDERSON and J. DRUMMOND, J.P.'s, to answer a charge of assaulting Charles WALKER. O'SULLVAN's answer did not satisfy their Worships, who fined him 10s, with costs 22s, solicitor's (Mr BAMFORD) fee ?1 1s, or in default 48 hours, and also bound him over to keep the peace for six months - himself in ?25 and two sureties of ?25 each.

Constable LAWLISS last evening arrested John Thomas Morgan STAMFORD, described as a horse doctor. He was convicted here on the 11th of October last of drunkenness and wilful damage to property, and in default of payment of sundry fines sentenced to 72 hours' imprisonment with hard labor in Napier gaol. He was given to the afternoon to find the money, but disappeared. After perambulating the island he turned up here yesterday, and was arrested. He was taken to Napier gaol to-day.

Constable GRAY, from Ashburton, leaves here today to succeed Constable Simpson at HERBERTVILLE. The latter goes to Eltham, Taranaki.

HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 3, 1894
Death -
HANCOCK - At Hastings, on March 1st, at the residence of Horace H. HUNT, Florence Adeline HANCOCK, aged 24.
The funeral will leave Mr HUNT's residence at half-past 11 o'clock this (Saturday) morning for the Hastings cemetery.
Friends will please accept this intimation.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P., John PRESTON was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

Sir George GREY arrived in Napier by the Taupo coach yesterday afternoon, and is staying at the Masonic Hotel. Sir George looks wonderfully well considering his advanced age, and he appears to have received much benefit by his trip.

Another new yacht is to be launched at the Spit to-day, at the pilot-house slip. This latest addition to the local fleet has been built by Mr R.W. PATERSON to the order of Mr C. M'CARTHY and others. It is named the IOLANTHE, and if appearances are to be trusted will be a fast sailer.....
HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 5, 1894
Birth -
WALKER - At Napier, on March 3rd, the wife of R.T. WALKER, of a daughter, living, and a son, still-born.

The Rev. R. M'CULLY, of this district, has successfully passed the university examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Mr MATHER, well known in this district, has been transferred from the Auckland branch of the Bank of New Zealand to the Napier branch.

The two most unsanitary towns in Hawke's Bay at present are Waipukurau and Hastings. At the former place there has been much diphtheria. Mr A. JONES, junr., has lost three children within a fortnight from that dreadful disease.

The New Zealand Shipping Company notify the appointment of Messrs BRATHWAITE and TIPPING at Hastings, and Mr W. RATHBONE at Waipawa, as passenger agents for their mail steamers. These gentlemen will furnish intending passengers with the fullest information as to fares, &c.

The Garrison Band had new caps on yesterday. They are of the shape known as French peaked, with white facings. They were made for the band by Messrs FENTON and Sons, the peaks being made by Mr J. M'VAY. The order was only given to Mr FENTON on Wednesday last, and they were all supplied by Saturday evening.

At the R.M. Court on Saturday, before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P.,
John PRESTON was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.
Mary Ann WILSON, for drunkenness, was fined ?1 and costs.
Thomas MANSFIELD, charged with drunkenness, was remanded to be cured of deliriium tremens.
Thomas DESMOND, similarly charged, was also remanded to be cured of delirium tremens.
HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 6, 1894
Marriage -
HORNER-TATHAM - On the 28th February, at Homewood, by the Rev. W.E. PAIGE, M.A., Frederick Thomas HORNER, of Beaumaris, Whareama, third son of Robert HORNER, of Palmerston North, to Edith Emma, eldest daughter of F.E. TATHAM, J.P., of Homewood, East Coast, Wairarapa, and granddaughter of John HARDING, of Mount Vernon, Hawke's Bay.

An occasional correspondent at Homewood sends us the following:-
A wedding of great interest to the Whareama and East Coast residents took place at the residence of Mr F.E. TATHAM, Homewood, on the 28th February, the contracting parties being Mr F.T. HORNER and Miss Edith TATHAM. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W.E. PAIGE, M.A. The bride, who looked very charming, wore a handsome dress of white Surah silk, trimmed with lace and orange blossoms, and the orthodox wreath and veil. The bridesmaids, Misses Effie and Ivy TATHAM, Blanche KAYLL, and Alma MILLER, were attired in most becoming dresses of pale blue cashmere, trimmed with fawn lace and brown velvet, and wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom........
HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 7, 1894
Death -
MADIGAN - At Coote road, Napier, on March 5th, 1894, John MADIGAN, lage of the 39th Regiment, aged 65.

Another old identity passed away yesterday, in the person of the late Mr MADIGAN. The deceased was well-known in the district, and highly respected by all with whom he had been brought into contact during his many years' residence here.

By the San Francisco mail which arrived last night Mr William DOUGLAS, of Te Mahanga, received account sales of two lots of ewes consigned to the New Zealand Land Association, London. One lot netted 12s 5?d, and the other 13s 3d, clear of all expenses, the average weights being 63 lb and 65? lb respectively.

A little boy at Hastings, five years old, yesterday set fire to a hay stack, the property of Mr M'QUIRK. The fire brigade with manual engine were soon on the spot, but owing to lack of water could do nothing to put out the fire. They were able, however, to prevent the flames spreading to the house and fences near.

The following will represent the Napier Cricket Club in the match against the East Coast Wanderers to be played at Farndon today......

The little daughter of Mr R.C. PITT met with a serious accident at Hastings yesterday. She mounted a horse that was about to be taken to a paddock, and that had had its bridle and saddle removed. The horse galloped off in the direction of the paddock, and Miss PITT was thrown to the ground heavily, alighting on the back of her head. She managed to rise and walk home, although only partially conscious. Dr. NAIRN was sent for, when it was found that her skull was fractured. She is doing as well as possible under the doctor's care and it is hoped that she will soon recover from the effects of the accident.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M.,
Henry ANDERSON, captain of the s.s. Te Kapu, was charged on two informations with carrying more passengers than allowed by the license of his boat......his Worship imposed a fine of ?2 and costs on each charge, with a penalty of a fare and a half (15s) on each of the passengers carried in excess. The total penalties and costs amounted to ?52 8s.

Danevirke -
Stephen LYONS was charged at the Police Court this morning, before Messrs J.H. CLAYTON and W. HENDERSON, Justices, with disturbing the Salvation Army on Sunday evening last. He pleaded guilty and was fined 10s, with 2s costs, in default 48 hours' imprisonment. A further charge against him of using obscene language was withdrawn.

The members of the Baptist Church and their friends yesterday met around the social board to welcome the new pastor, the Rev. G.J. COX. About 130 guests sat down to the well-spread tables.........

HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 8, 1894

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr W.R. BLYTHE, J.P., Frances MIDDLETON, who has been several times before the Court of late, was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor for vagrancy.

The team to represent the Napier Cricket Club against the Waiapu Cricket Club in the cup match to be played on Saturday will be chosen from the following players, who are requested to attend practice to-morrow evening:-
The late Mr John MADIGAN, whose death was briefly referred to in our yesterday's issue, joined Her Majesty's service under Sir Hugh GOUGH, and served throughout the Sikh war. He was later sent to England on recruiting service, and while there represented his regiment at the Duke of York's funeral. When the Crimean war broke out Mr MADIGAN's regiment was among the first to be sent to the seat of war. He served during the whole of the campaign, and after the war was over he was sent to Canada. After receiving his discharge he came to New Zealand, and was through the Waikato campaign. He went to New South Wales as a drill instructor. He subsequently returned to New Zealand, and served in the Armed Constabulary and the Volunteers. He wore the following military honors:- Star of India, Punjaub medal and clasps, Crimean medal and clasps, Turkish medal, New Zealand war medal, and good conduct medal.

David RAE, a carpenter of apparently about 60 years of age, died very suddenly at the Star Hotel last night. Deceased, a remarkably quiet man, had been lodging at the hotel for some time, and was working in town. At about 20 minutes to 8 o'clock yesterday evening he was sitting reading the paper. Somebody observed his head drop forward, and heard him give two heavy sighs, and told Mr JOHNSTONE, the lessee, who upon going to deceased found him unconscious. Dr. INNES was sent for, and was quickly on the spot, but deceased was in a moribund condition, and after a few fluttering beats of the heart he passed away. Death is supposed to have been due to heart disease, as several times during the last ten days deceased had complained to a fellow workman, Mr J. ASHTON, of pains in the region of the heart. The police have been communicated with, and an inquest will probably be held to-day.

HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 9, 1894

Deaths -
LONG - On March 4th, at Te Uhi Station, Wairoa, Fred John COOPER, youngest son of R.D. and H.E. LONG, of diphtheria, aged 11 years.

RAE - At Napier, on the 7th of March, 1894, David RAE, aged 60.
The funeral will leave the Star Hotel at 3 p.m. to-day (Friday) the 9th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.
- T.P. FULLER, undertaker.

The following will represent the Waiapu Cricket Club in the match against the Napier Cricket Club on the Recreation Ground on Saturday, the 10th March:-

HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 10, 1894

At the Hastings Court yesterday, before Messrs G. ELLIS and W. BAILBY, Justices, George DINNESEN, a Dane, was sentenced to a month's hard labor for indecent behavior.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr J.H. VAUTIER, J.P., Mary Ann WILSON, recently out of gaol after serving a sentence for drunkenness, was again charged with the offence, convicted, and sentenced to fourteen days' hard labor.

The following have been chosen to play for Napier in the cup match against Waiapu:-

A week ago, Thomas MANSFIELD and Thomas DESMOND, both suffering from delirium tremens, were charged at the Magistrate's Court with drunkenness and ordered to be sent to gaol to be medically treated. They were taken to gaol, put under treatment, and by yesterday had recovered. They were taken to Court to interview Mr VAUTIER, J.P., who ordered them to each pay 9s for the cost of their treatment and food in gaol, and 2s costs of Court, in default fourteen days' hard labor. Nine shillings for six days' treatment for delirium tremens compares rather too favorably with what a sober man would have to pay if he needed a week's treatment at the hospital.

HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 12, 1894
Death -
CUNNINGHAM - At the Napier Hospital, on March 10th, Mary Ann, wife of Charles CUNNINGHAM, of Whakatu, aged 32 years.
The funeral will leave the hospital at 3.20 p.m. this day (Monday). T. DURNEY, Undertaker.

A lad named PRATT, an orphan, was taken in charge by the police on Saturday. He had been staying with some people at Meanee since his father's death some eighteen months ago, but ran away to come to Napier, where he slept under houses at night. The police will apply to the Magistrate to have the lad sent to an industrial school.

A man named Frank OEKENDEN, supposed to be mentally weak, was arrested on the Taradale road on Saturday after having tried a dip in the Tutaekuri with all his clothes on. Whether he contemplated going to that bourne whence no traveller returns except through a medium, or whether he was only drunk, are questions about which some doubt is felt. He will be charged with drunkenness.

HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 13, 1894

Death -
BARNETT - On March 12th, at his mother's residence, Napier terrace, Tom Bradshaw, third son of the late Captain Thomas BARNETT, late of "Charlecote," Remuera, Auckland, aged 10 years and 6 months. Interment at Auckland.

In Memorium -
In loving memory of Katherine Cecilia (Kate) - who died at Dunedin - wife of Edward Percy GROOME, and beloved sister of Mrs S.M. GRAHAM, Napier.
We understand that several ladies will be candidates for seats on the licensing committee at the approaching election. Mrs BEGG has already been nominated.

The sub-committee of the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club authorised to select a starter have appointed Mr E.J. CHAPMAN, of Fordell, for the ensuing autumn meeting.

Eighteen applications were sent into the Hawke's Bay County Council for the position of second overseer. These were considered by the Council in committee, and the result was the appointment of Mr John ORR tro the position.

The following candidates have been nominated in connection with the Hawke's Bay licensing election:-

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

William BAILEY was fined 5s and costs for leaving his cab unattended.

Jessie JOHNSTON, for using obscene language at Clive, was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor.

George WOOLLEY, charged with lunacy, was remanded till Saturday
Frank OEKENDEN, charged with drunkenness, but supposed to be insane, was remanded till Saturday for medical examination.

William PRATT, the lad referred to in our yesterday's issue, was charged under the Destitute Persons Act. It was stated that the Chairman of the Charitable Aid Board was endavoring to find a place for the boy, to avoid sending him to the industrial school. The lad was remanded till Monday next.

Gerald DOWLING and Oscar MANSNER was charged with a breach of the peace by fighting in the streets. Both pleaded guilty. After hearing the evidence his Worship fined DOWLING ?3 and costs, and dismissed MANSNER with a caution.

John MURPHY was ordered to pay 5s a week towards the support of his child, and 7s 6d a week towards the support of his wife.

W. DUGLEBY, for riding a horse on the footpath, was fined 1s and costs.

HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 14, 1894
Death -
BROUGHTON - At Ngapuke, Omahu, on 13th March, after a long and painful illness, Edward (Ted) BROUGHTON, second son of the late Edward BROUGHTON, of Wanganui, and brother to William Mahanga BROUGHTON, of Ngapuke.
The funeral will leave deceased's late residence, Ngapuke, for the Omahu cemetery at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 18th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Lieutenant-General FULTON, R.A., has been asked to act as inspecting officer at the Easter volunteer encampment at Whakatu.

Mr John THORNTON, of Te Aute College and Mr Donald M'LEOD, of Hastings, have been nominated for the Hawke's Bay licensing committee.

At the Hastings Court yesterday, before Mr W. BEILBY, J.P., George RICHARDSON, suffering from deliriium tremens, was charged with drunkenness. He was remanded for a week to be medically treated in gaol..
The Hospital Board met in committee yesterday after the transaction of other business to consider correspondence in connection with the resignation of three nurses. We do not know what decision was arrived at. Those who left the institute were nurses ROBINSON, BARTLEMAN, and WESTON.

We are sorry to hear that Mr Joseph TURLEY has to be put under restrain on account of insanity. Mr TURLEY has been overworked for some weeks past and it is said that this has unhinged his intellect. We are but echoing the opinion of all the residents of Waipawa when we wish him a speedy recovery. - Waipawa Mail.

The many friends of Tauria PAROTENE ("Ted BROUGHTON") will be sorry to hear of his death yesterday at the early age of 35 years. The funeral will pake place at Omahu on Sunday. Deceased was ill for a long time before his death, and suffered much, but displayed exemplary patience. He was highly respected throughout the district
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 15, 1894
Mr M. RYAN, of the Criterion, has had fitted up and beautifully furnished a large room on the ground floor specially for the use of country ladies who wish to receive visitors, and all who know of the privilege are loud in their praise of the attention received.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., a man named Robert WILSON, sent to Napier from Danevirke, was to have been dealt with for drunkenness. The gaol surgeon, however, certified that WILSON was not yet fit to be discharged, and defendant, who is suffering from deliriium tremens, was remanded till Tuesday.

A young man named James ELLERY was arrested by Detective KIRBY yesterday at Puketapu, on the charge of stealing last month £12 in money, an order for £3, and a cheque for £5 16s, the property of John ALPIN, blacksmith. The money, cheque, &c., were in the pocket-book, which was stolen from the pocket of a coat belonging to the prosecutor, and which was hanging in his bedroom at the back of his blacksmith's shop.

HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 16, 1894
Marriage -
COLLINS-HERRICK - On 31st January at Holy Trinity, Brompton, Edward Treacher COLLINS, of 47 Devonshire street, W., second son of the late Dr. W.J. COLLINS, of Regent's Park, to Hetty Emily, eldest daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel HERRICK, of Forest Gate, Onga Onga.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr W.R. BLYTHE, J.P.,
John LEWIS, alias PUNCH, was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.
Gilbert BROWN, for drunkenness, was discharged with a caution.
John ROSS pleaded guilty to being unlawfully by night in a stable, the property of C. DOLBEL, Spit, and was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.
A youth named James ELLERY, charged with stealing money and securities valued at £20 16s, the property of John HALPIN, Puketapu, was remanded for a week.

HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 17, 1894
At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., John DOWD, from Clive, was charged with drunkenness. He pleaded guilty, and was dismissed with a caution.

The inquest on the body of the late Edmond GILL, whose sudden death is reported in this issue, will be held in Napier, the police having arranged for the body to be brought in by coach.

A few weeks ago we had to record the death of a Mrs M'HARDY, at Clive, who had only been married a short time. She died of typhoid fever. Yesterday her husband died from the same disease. By the way, the local body having jurisdiction should take note of the sanitary condition of Clive. We are told that, in addition to other cases, seven people have been stricken with typhoid in one house recently, of whom two have died.
HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 19, 1894
Mr VICKERMAN, manager of the Union Bank, Hastings, has been promoted to take charge of the bank's branch at Oamaru, for which place he will leave this week. Mr VICKERMAN is so widely respected in this district that he will take with him hosts of good wishes.

There was a large attendance yesterday at the interment in the Hastings cemetery of the latge Mr GABLE (?), for many years a respected employee of the Council, who died of typhoid fever. He leaves a widow and family, and two of the children, we regret to state, are down with the disease which has carried off their father.

At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P.,
Frank ACKENDEN, cured of delerium tremens at a cost of 7s 6d, was ordered to pay that amount, 5s for drunkenness, 2s costs, and 2s for hire of the cab that took him to gaol, or to go back to the latter place for 48 hours. He went back.
A. WARVICK (?), for breaking into a house while drunk in order to satisfy a grudge against Peter RINTOUL (?), Port Ahuriri, was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor.

We have been requested to draw attention to a sad case of death and destitution in Chaucer road. A widow named LENNEL has been left with four little children totally unprovided for, without bedding and other necessaries. Her husband recently died in the Napier hospital from typhoid fever, and it is thought that an appeal through the Press would result in a liberal response to a case of urgent need. Any donations of money sent to this office will be acknowledged, and gifts of bedding or clothing sent to
Mrs SANDILANDS, Tennyson street, will be thankfully received and acknowledged.

There was an enormous attendance at the funeral of the late Mr Edward BROUGHTON yesterday. Visitors from Napier, Taradale, Meanee, Hastings, and other parts of the district were present in large numbers, and the funeral cortege, which included about a hundred vehicles and a larger number of horsemen, together with a large crowd on foot, was fully half a mile long. The procession started from Mr W. BROUGHTON's place at Omahu, the interment taking place in the Omahu cemetery. The funeral ceremony was conducted by the Rev. A.P. CLARKE, of All Saints', Taradale, who in a short address referred to the lovable nature and many good qualities of the deceased.
HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 20, 1894
Mr M. SHANAGHAN, carrier for Messrs CRANBY and PREBBLE, met with a somewhat serious accident yesterday. He was out delivering goods. The reins of the horse in the express he was driving got under the animal's tail. He stooped forward to release them, when a box in the express fell forward and struck him, knocking him out of the vehicle. He was dragged about a dozen yards beforfe he could be extricated, but fortunately the wheels did not pass over him. He was attended by Dr. INNES, who found that Mr SHANAGHAN had sustained a severe scalp wound, in addition to bruises. He was subsequently conveyed to his home, and is doing well.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., Henry MOSS, a youth, was charged with assaulting an elderly man named G.W. BEERE.........Defendant and some other youths flatly denied plaintiffs evidence, and charged plaintiff with assaulting defendant for no reason at all. His Worship dismissed the case, but refused to allow defendant any costs.

Sydney BROWNETTE, one of the witnesses in the above case, was charged with using threatening language at the time and place plaintiff alleged he had been assaulted......His Worship said the use of the words named in the information had not been proved, but it was evident threats had been made, and defendant would be fined 1s and costs......

We are very pleased to state that Mr M'HARDY, of Clive, whose death from typhoid fever was recently announced, is still living. We understand, also, that great hopes of his safe recovery are entertained.

The little lad William PRATT, who was brought up the other day at the Court under the Destitute Persons Act to be sent to an industrial school, has been boarded out by the Charitable Aid Board. This arrangement is better than sending a lad to any industrial school, no matter how well it may be conducted.

Dr. CARO was fined 5s and costs by the Stipendiary Magistrate yesterday for trespassing on the railway line. The doctor, it appears, was called to see a patient whose case was urgent, and he made a short cut to her house across the railway line. The police produced a letter from the Railway Department stating that Dr. CARO had been previouosly warned against trespassing on the line.

HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 21, 1894
The annual general meeting of the Caledonian Football Club was held at the Criterion Hotel last evening, Mr F. LAWS in the chair......
The following office-bearers were elected:-
Patron, Mr P.S. M'LEAN (re-elected)
President, Mr. J. HINDMARSH, jun.
Vice-presidents, Messrs G. GLASSFORD, J. CAUGHLEY, J.W. McDOUGALL, and W.S. TAYLOR
Captain, Mr H. KELLY
Vice-captain, Mr F.A. LAWS
Secretary and treasurer, Mr F.W. MITCHELL (re-elected)
Delegates to Rugby Union, Messrs H. KELLY and M. MACFARLANE
Committee, the captain, vice-captain, and Messrs MACFARLANE, GAY, and SIMMONDS, with the captain of the second fifteen.

Death -
DOWLING - At the Napier Hospital, on March 20th, 1894, Ernest DOWLING, aged 34 years.
The funeral will leave the Napier Hospital tomorrow, (Thursday) at 12.30, and the Catholic Church Hastings, for the Hastings cemetery, at 3 p.m.
S.T. TONG, Undertaker.

Robert WILSON, cured of delirium tremens after a good stay in Napier gaol, under the care of the surgeon of that institution, was ordered to pay 16s 6d costs of maintenance or go back to gaol for 48 hours. He paid the money.

Thurs. Mar. 22, 1894 - Missing issue
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 23, 1894
Marriage -
GRANT-CONROY - At the Napier Cathedral, on March 20th, 1894, by the Dean of Waiapu, Dugald Joseph, second son of the late A. GRANT, of Burnside, Takapau, to Florence Hilda, only daughter of F.R. CONROY, of Takapau, and niece of E. CONROY, of Napier.

Death -
GRUNDY - On the 22nd March, at the residence of J.H. VAUTIER, Esq., Ben More, Agnes GRUNDY, aged 56 years.
Sat. Mar. 24, 1894 - Missing issue

HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 26, 1894
At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P.,
William MITCHELL, one of a gang of drunken rowdies who caused some annoyance in the streets, was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.
Frank SMITH, another of the gang apparently, was charged with drunkenness and with using obscene language......He was let off with the ridiculously light sentence of 24 hours' hard labor for using obscene language, and was fined ?1 and costs for drunkenness.
Mary Ann WILSON, a recent arrival from Danevirke, was brought up for the fourth time within a short period charged with drunkenness. She was sentenced to a month's hard labor.

Waipawa -
Mr PICKETT returned to his duties as postmaster a day or two since after a month's holiday and travel, looking well after his trip to "foreign parts."

An alarm of fire yesterday afternoon soon filled the streets with hurrying people. The alarm was due to a fire at Mr ANDERSON's residence at the top of the Milton road.........Superintendent WATERWORTH made a discovery that will necessitate an inquiry, as it proved that the fire was purposely caused........It is supposed that the fire was started by children, the surrounding circumstances pointing to that conclusion in the opinion of the police.
A man named WELSH is in custody on a charge of stealing a silver watch on Saturday night.

Mrs SANDILANDS asks us to acknowledge the receipt by her of several parcels of clothing, &c., for the LENNEL family.

Messrs R.G. MOTLEY and T.J.C. GURR, have entered into partnership as insurance, general commission agents, and brokers, under the firm of MOTLEY, GURR and Co.......Each of the partners are favorably known in this district, and will have hearty good wishes for their future prosperity.

HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 27, 1894
The following is the result to date of the Waipawa licensing election and local option poll:-
HALL 1447
SMITH 1081
Publican's licensee: As at present 609, reduced 212, prohibition 715.
At the Hastings Police Court yesterday, before Mr C.A. FITZROY, J.P.,
William PRICE, with about a dozen aliases, was sentenced to three months' hard labor for vagrancy.
David M'WILLIAMS, only just out of gaol after serving a sentence of six weeks' hard labor, was sent back again for a like period for vagrancy.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M.,
John REID, for drunkenness, was discharged with a caution.
Thomas DESMOND, for drunkenness (second offence) was fined ?2 and costs. In default seven days' hard labor.
Alfred POTTS, for drunkenness, was discharged with a caution.
Alexander SIMPSON, similarly charged, was similarly dealt with.
James MADDEN, also charged with drunkenness, was discharged with a caution.
John WALSH, charged with stealing a silver watch, was remanded till this morning.

HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 28, 1894
We have to acknowledge the receipt of ?2 from Mr Hugh CAMPBELL, Poukawa, for the LINNEL family.

Mr Frank BEE was last night elected a trustee of the Working Men's Club, in place of the late Mr P. GILLESPIE. Mr G.F. WILLIAMS is the other trustee.

John WALSH was brought up in custody yesterday at the Magistrate's Court, charged with the larceny of a silver watch, and was again remanded till this morning.
Last night a man named Harry WALKER was behaving so violently and strangely at the Western Spit that Constable HARVEY, upon hearing of the facts, at once went over and arrested the man as a lunatic, and took him to the Napier lock-up. The poor fellow was extremely violent, and had to be handcuffed and bound with ropes to prevent him doing mischief to himself or others. WALKER was in this district about a dozen years ago, when he was fireman of the s.s. MAORI. After many years' absence he returned to Napier about a month ago, appearing very strange in his manner. Last Friday he began to get worse, and the attack culminated in frenzy last night. So far as is known he had not been drinking.

M. Ars?ne Le Petit, who has made the tailoring trade a special study for the last eighteen years, has just received a superior variety of English and French tweeds, coatings, etc. Monsieur has already gained quite a reputation for nice, good, stylish work, and we advise all those who need a first-class article and to pay him a visit and to give him a never-to-be-regretted trial.
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 29, 1894
Waipawa -
An inquest was held at Nelson's siding, near Takapau, to-day, before Mr S. JOHNSON, coroner, on view of the body of Alfred JENSEN, a child four and a quarter years old, which was found by the mother floating in the Purangahau creek near its home......The jury found a case of accidental drowning.

At the Magistrate's Court this morning, before Messrs S. JOHNSON and INGLIS, justices, Julia WHELAN, alias M'GONAGHER, alias Mary POWER, was charged with drunkenness and vagrancy. She pleaded guilty on the first charge, but not on the second, saying she had been working for Mrs NEPI at the pa. It was proved, however, that she was an idle and disorderly person, and a little more, and with a record of about twenty convictions. She was fined 10s, with 2s costs, or in default 48 hours' imprisonment on the first charge, and was sentenced to two months on the second, the sentences to be concurrent.
THAYER-GILBERD - On March 27th, 1894, at the residence of the bride's parents, Wellington House, Wanganui, by the Rev. T.G. HAMMOND, Henry Fry, third son of the late Sandy THAYER of Napier, to Mary Ellen, eldest daughter of James Browse GILBERD, late of Napier and Auckland.
Auckland papers please copy.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M.,

James ELLERY, charged with larceny, was remanded for a fortnight. Bail was allowed, one surety.

Reginald Thomas WALKER, whose exciting arrest at the Western Spit was narrated in our yesterday's issue, was charged with lunacy, and was remanded till Saturday for medical examination.

John WALSH, who was brought up for the third time, twice on remand, charged with the larceny of a silver watch, applied for a remand of 24 hours to enable him to instruct counsel. The police pointed out that accused had already twice been remanded, and had pleaded guilty to the charge. Accused said he had only intended to plead guilty to being in prosecutor's company on the night of the robbery. Remand was granted.
HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 30, 1894
Mr C. DEIBEL, of the Spit, has met with a very heavy loss by the death of two draught horses valued at ?30 each. It appears that a load of wheat having been received from a steamer too late for delivery, it was placed in a shed in his stable yard, the driver taking the precaution to rope a tarpaulin over it. Despite this the horses made their way to the coin, tearing a sack open, and eating between them about 20 lb of wheat, from the effects of which they both died during yesterday.

Messrs J.E. COWELL, James BISSELL, and GAY, have been chosen to represent Napier in the teams race against the Auckland the Wanderers' club sports meeting on the Recreation Ground tomorrow afternoon....

John WALSH, a sneak thief and despoiler of drunken men, met with a portion of his reward at the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs J.W. NEAL and H.P. COHEN, Justices. WALSH, who has a record of convictions which argue a strong tendency to paltry thefts, took John MADDEN, at the time very drunk, down a lane and rifled his pockets. The most valuable article he found was a silver watch worth about ?4. This WALSH cleared off with. Two lads saw the robbery, and yesterday gave a very clear account of it.......Yesterday Sir William WASTENEYS appeared for accused, and the case lasted till the two lads referred to,
Harry SIMPKINS and Denton IRELAND, had been examined and cross-examined. Accused then by the advice of his counsel pleaded guilty. Among the convictions put in against him was one for robbing a till of 4s 6d. The Bench sentenced him to four months' hard labor.

JACKSON-WRIGHT - On March 26th, at St. Mary's, Wanganui, by the Very Rev. Father KIRK, Henry Herbert, second son of Freeman R. JACKSON, to Ada Lititia, only daughter of the late T.S. WRIGHT, of Dipton, Southland.

A committee meeting of the Hawke's Bay Amateur Athletic Club was held last evening, when there were present Messrs
E. RUDMAN (in the chair), W. RUDMAN, PARKER, HUTCHINS, SWAN, GURR, HUGHES, and ROSE. The following new members were elected:-
James BISSELL, Napier
H.W. SCOTT, Hastings
Fred. CLARKE, Maugakuri
Ken. WILLIAMS, Te Aute
H. HAYNOW, Meanee
R. WAITE, Napier
C.B. JARMAN, Napier, and
W.J. BEAUMONT, Napier.

John WALSH, a sneak thief and despoiler of drunken men, met with a portion of his reward at the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs J.W. NEAL and H.P. COHEN, Justices. WALSH, who has a record of convictions which argue a strong tendency to paltry thefts, took John MADDEN, at the time very drunk, down a lane and rifled his pockets. The most valuable article he found was a silver watch worth about ?4. This WALSH cleared off with. Two lads saw the robbery, and yesterday gave a very clear account of it.......Yesterday Sir William WASTENEYS appeared for accused, and the case lasted till the two lads referred to, Harry SIMPKINS and Denton IRELAND, had been examined and cross-examined. Accused then by the advice of his counsel pleaded guilty. Among the convictions put in against him was one for robbing a till of 4s 6d. The Bench sentenced him to four months' hard labor.

HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 31, 1894

PRESCOTT-O'KANE - At the residence of G. and T. PRESCOTT, Takapau, by the Rev. Father KEEGAN, Thomas William PRESCOTT, third son of Thomas PRESCOTT, of Ruakaka, Auckland, to Jane O'KANE, second daughter of Bernard O'KANE, of Ligarvallen, County Derry, Ireland.


PETERS - At Tokaanu, Lake Taupo, on Thursday, 22nd March, 1894, Girlie, the dearly beloved wife of Edmund PETERS and third daughter of Mr Thomas NOBLE, Taupo. R.I.P
G.N. WALKER, who was arrested at the Western Spit the other night by Constable HARVEY on a charge of lunacy, was yesterday committed to the Wellington asylum on the certificate of Dr. SPENCER and Dr. MILNE-THOMSON.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr J.S. LARGE, J.P., Peter O'CONNOR, who had been arrested drunk at 3 o'clock that morning on the premises of W. BICHEMO, France road, was sentenced to three days' hard labor for being unlawfully on premises.

HB Herald, Tues. Apr. 2, 1894

Death -
KEY - At Havelock road, on April 1st, 1894, Agnes KEY, the beloved wife of James David KEY, aged 29.
The funeral will leaved her late residence tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Waipawa -
Mr MATHIAS, local manager of the Bank of Australasia, has been ill for several days, due, I believe, to liver complaint, and has left for the county hospital, where he can get proper nursing. In the meantime Mr BUTTS has arrived as his locum tenens.

HB Herald, Tues. Apr. 3, 1894
In 36 hours, from Saturday night to Monday morning, eight inches of rain fell in Napier. What this means can be best understood when one remembers that the average rainfall is under 30 inches per annum. Therefore more than the average for three months fell in these few hours. We are indebted to Mr E. LYNDON for the rainfall reading.

Mr F. HERRIES, manager of the Coach and Horses Hotel at Tarawera, has had three new bath houses erected, covering the mineral spring at that place. The spring is distant about one mile from the hotel, but visitors can get conveyances to take them to the place along a good piece of newly-made road. The spring is highly spoken of by Dr. HECTOR as a curative in lumbago and rheumatic affections, and those who have tried it confirm this opinion.

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M., William COOPER, for drunkenness, was discharged with a caution. The same defendant, for partially smashing up a bucket in the lock-up, was fined 10s and costs, in default 48 hours' hard labor.=20

William BAIN, against whom a prohibition order is in force, was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness, and ordered to pay 10s witnesses' expenses, in default 48 hours' hard labor.

J.D. CHAPPLE, for leaving a vehicle unattended, was fined 5s and costs.
A most enjoyable social gathering was held at the Masonic Hotel last night, when Mr Frank MOELLER entertained nearly 30 gentlemen in the commodious meeting room that has lately been added to the hotel, and which faces the Marine parade.......

A meeting of the MELROSE Football Club was held in GLASSFORD's Cafe last night, Mr COWAN in the chair......The election of officers resulted in Mr TUCKWELL being chosen captain, Mr EASTON vice-captain, and Mr George POTTS secretary and treasurer.......
Hastings -

Mr JERRAM, who for the last 18 years has been working at OIRIG station, nine years of which he has been manager of the station, was on Wednesday last presented by the employees on the station with a very handsome marble timepiece. Mr DAVIDSON, on behalf of the subscribers, bore testimony to the esteem and respect for Mr JERRAM felt by himself (Mr DAVIDSON) and fellow-workers at the station, and indeed by all who had come in contact with Mr JERRAM either in business or in social life, and assured him that both he and his wife would carry away with them the heartiest good wishes for their future prosperity. The clock was inscribed as follows:- "Presented to Mr and Mrs W.G. JERRAM on the occasion of Mr JERRAM retiring from the managership, as a token of the esteem in which they are held by the donors, the employees of OLRIG station.
March 31st, 1894.

HB Herald, Wed. Apr. 4, 1894
Birth -
CHAMBERLAIN - At Hopeville, Bluff Hill, on April 1st, the wife of T.F. CHAMBERLAIN, of a daughter.

Death -
RYMER - At Harnsley, Yorkshire, on February 4, 1894, Sarah RYMER, mother of George RYMER, aged 88 years

Mr Maughan BARNETT will give an organ recital in the Cathedral to-morrow evening, commencing at 8.15 o'clock. The programme will consist of selections from the works of Wesley, Beethoven, Bach, Wely, and other composers.

There are grave reasons for fearing that the three-masted schooner GRECIAN BEND, a wooden vessel belonging to Newcastle, New South Wales, foundered during the late gale off this coast, and that all on board have perished. She was bound here with a cargo consigned to Messrs BARRY BROS., and should have arrived here a day or two ago. Last evening the police authorities received a telegram from Mohaka to the effect that a lot of wreckage was coming ashore there, together with a dingy and a life-belt marked"GREECIAN BEND, NEWCASTLE". The vessel was evidently expected at the port, as several letters addressed to her at Napier are in the post office. The GRECIAN BEND was built in 1873, and was of 235 tons burthen. Her agents here were Messrs DALGETY and CO., and her master J.T. STERLING.

On Saturday, Mr C.L. MACKERSEY, when driving in from Wanstead accompanied by Miss SUTTON, met with a very nasty accident. When they were a little this side of Arlington they met a Mr JOHNSTON (not of Motuotarai) riding a grey horse, at which Mr MACKERSEY's horse shied and capsized the buggy. Miss SUTTON was thrown right over Mr MACKERSEY and fortunately landed on her feet, being neither shaken nor hurt. Mr MACKERSEY did not fare so well. The buggy came over on the top of him, the splash board of one of the wheels striking him on the spine just at the small of the back, and he lay senseless on the ground...............Mr MACKERSEY is considerably bruised, and will not be able to leave the house for a few days. The buggy is not much damaged, only the splash board being broken, and the horse and harness are uninjured. Miss SUTTON had a wonderful escape.

Mr T.M. THORNTON, who has for several years past been a member of the Cathedral choir, is about to reside in Hastings, and in consequence of his approaching departure a few of the oldest male members of the choir thought it a fitting occasion to present him with a slight memento of their esteem. The testimonial took the shape of a large photographic group, which included the recipient, and it was presented to Mr THORNTON on Saturday evening. Mr T. MORRISON, in making the presentation said he did so on behalf of a few of Mr THORNTON's most intimate friends in the choir, who were all sincerely sorry that the connection which had so long existed between them was about to be severed...............It may be added that the photographic group, which has been taken by Messrs HAWLEY and Co., is admirably executed and handsomely framed.
HB Herald, THURS. Apr. 5, 1894
Marriage - M'STAY-CARTER - At St. Matthew's Church, Masterton, on March 7th, by the Rev. W.E. PAGE, Joseph M'STAY, of Hastings, H.B., to Alice CARTER, daughter of the late Edwin CARTER, of Wairoa.

Deaths - McFARLANE - Drowned at Maraekakahe, on December 4(?)th, 1893, Duncan McFARLANE, aged 27 years.
The funeral will leave Maraekakahe for the Havelock cemetery at noon this day (April 5th). S.T. TONG, Undertaker.

O'ROURKE - At Napier, on April 4th, 1894, Honora Anne, sixth daughter of Richard and Honora O'ROURKE, aged 2 years and 8 months.
The funeral will leave Taradale Hotel on Friday, the 6th instant, at 3 p.m., for the Taradale cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. - R. JEFFARES, Undertaker.

During the recent flood the water on one portion of the Meanee road was over four feet deep, the tops of the fences being submerged.

An inquest was held yesterday at Maraekakaho on the body of the late Duncan McFARLANE. Mr W. BELIBY acted as coroner. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally drowned."

At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P.,
William H. STEVENS, for drunkenness, was discharged with a caution.
William BARRY was similarly charged and similarly dealt with.
Marriages -

MUIR-FAULKNOR - At St. Augustine's Church, Napier, on March 22nd, by the Revs. A.M. BRADBURY and O. DEAN, James Alexander MUIR, of Port Ahuriri, to Emma, eldest daughter of George FAULKNOR, of Napier.

WHITE-KEEN - On Thursday, April 5th, at St. Paul's Church, Napier, by the Rev. J.G. PATERSON, John, eldest son of Edward WHITE, of Bridge House, Deptford, Kent, England, to Lavina, eldest daughter of the late Dr. KEEN, of Invercargill.
The annual meeting of the SPIT FIRE BRIGADE was held at the Spit fire station last night, Superintendent W. LUCAS in the chair. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:-

Sub-superintendent, T. CONNOR (re-elected)
Hose reel foreman, W. BARRY
Engine foreman, R. M'COOMBE
Secretary, W. WILKIE, jun. (re-elected)
Treasurer, W. RIDDELL, sen. (re-elected)
Finance Committee, Firemen FORNE, W. RIDDELL, sne., and J. M'BRIDE.

Birth -
ROBERTS - At Brewster street, on April 7th, 1894, the wife of J. ROBERTS, of a daughter

HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 7, 1894
Mr CROWTHER got through with the Taupo coach and four passengers yesterday, but he reports the road as impassab le for heavy traffic at present. The north side of the Mohaka cutting is in a very bad condition, and some parts of the new road are washed away altogether. The surfacemen are working well, and Mr CROWTHER thinks that the road will be in good order for coach traffic by Monday.

Thursday's Palmerston Times says:-
Mr R.B. SMITH was a passenger for Napier by the mail train today, whither he goes to take up the managership of that branch of the Bank of Australasia. Before Mr SMITH's departure he was agreeably surprised to receive a handsome silver salver which had been subscribed for by all the members of the staffs of the Palmerston, Foxton, Feilding, and Otaki branches.

A five-roomed house at Herbertville, occupied by Mr J. WEIR, baker, was destroyed by fire at 12.30 a.m. yesterday. The inmates escaped, but little or nothing was saved. The insurance on stock and furniture was £100 in the Alliance, and the house for a similar amount in the same office. The loss in both instances is much over the insurance. WEIR was only a tenant, the owner of the house being Mr E. CITTADINI. The cause of the fire is supposed to have been a defective chimney.

Up to last night SEQUAH's representative has dilated nightly upon the virtues of his remedies, and treated suffering people. SEQUAH, who arrived in Napier by CROWTHER and M'CAULEY's coach from Taupo yesterday, gave the address last night. There was a very large audience to hear the merits of the remedies descanted upon. Mr SIMMONDS and Mr MAHONEY, sufferers from rheumatism of long standing, both made statements regarding the good they had received by treatment from SEQUAH's care. SEQUAH drew teeth from persons suffering from toothache.
HB Herald, Mon. Apr. 9, 1894
Marriage -

ARMSTRONG-SPEEDY - At Burnview, the residence of the bride's parents, on the 29th March, by the Rev. A. GRANT, Frank, eldest son of the late James ARMSTRONG, of Akiten, to Mary Margret, fifth daughter of John SPEEDY, Herbertville, Hawke's Bay.
HB Herald, Wed. Apr. 11, 1894
Christian AAMODT, the genial and respected Hastings postman, is the latest victim to the outbreak of fever in that borough. His body will be committed to the earth today, and in another column the members of the Loyal Hastings Lodge of Oddfellows are requested to attend the funeral.

At the R.M. Court yesterday before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., Cecil SCOTT was charged with drunkenness, with damaging a door, and with using obscene language........He was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness. For breaking the door he was fined 10s and costs, ordered to pay 10s for repairing the door and ?1 5s for medical treatment, in default seven days' hard labor. For the obscene language he was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labor. As the sentences were made concurrent, the latter was really the sentence for the three charges.HB Herald, Thurs. Apr. 12, 1894
Births -

WALLACE - At Petane, on April 9th, the wife of Neil WALLACE, of a son.

BARNETT - On Wednesday, April 11th, at "Greenbanks," Shakespeare road, the wife of J. Maughan BARNETT, a son.

Death - COLLINGE - At Pakowhai, on April 11th, Francis COLLINGE, aged 16 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Pakowhai, at 1 p.m. Friday, 13th. Friends will please accept this intimation.
William Hind TOPPING, released from gaol yesterday morning after serving a sentence of two months' hard labor, celebrated the occasion by getting drunk. He was consequently arrested and lodged in the lock-up.

Another inmate of the cells last night was Frances MIDDLETON, also recently out of gaol. She was arrested for drunkenness.

Mr F.W. COLLINS has just completed to the order of the Port Ahuriri Swimming Club two very handsome medals (one of gold and one of silver), which were awarded as prizes in the series of swimming contests recently held under the auspices of the club. The medals were won by Master F. THOMPSON and Mr J. FRANKLIN.

Mr A.R. NICHOLLS, of the Bank of New South Wales, who was transferred to Masterton nearly two years ago, has returned to Napier and resumed his old position in the bank......We understand that Mr NICHOLLS intends to rejoin the Napier Cathedral choir, of which he was formerly a useful member.

HB Herald, Fri. Apr. 13, 1894
Death - COLLINGE - At Pakowhai, on April 11th, Francis COLLINGE, aged 16 years.
The funeral will leave Pakowhai House for the Taradale cemetery at 1 p.m. today (Friday).

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and W.R. BLYTHE, Justices,

Thomas Hind TOPPING, released from gaol on the preceding day after serving a sentence of two months' hard labor, was charged with drunkenness, and pleaded guilty. He was fined ?2, in default seven days' hard labor. He went back to gaol.

Frances MIDDLETON, an old offender, admitted being under the influence of liquor when arrested, but denied that she was drunk. The evidence against her was conclusive, and she was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labor.

James RAE, charged with stealing an axe valued at 6s 6d, pleaded not guilty. The evidence showed that RAE stole the axe from the yard of a dwelling-house in the occupation of Mr W.J. BERRY, and sold it for 2s to Michael ALEXANDER, who keeps a shop for the sale of second-hand goods. Accused was sentenced to a month's hard labor

HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 14, 1894
Marriages -
COMERFORD-STUBBS - At St. Mary's Church, Waipukurau, on April 11th, Harry Watson COMERFORD, of Christchurch, to Eleanor, eldest daughter of Mr A. STUBBS, of Merivale, Waipukurau.

WOOD-CAPPER - On 12th April, 1894, by the Rev. C.L. TUKE, Noah WOOD, of Mount Albert, Auckland, to Laura, relict of the late Samuel CAPPER, of Manchester, England, and daughter of John HARDING, of Mount Vernon, Waipukurau.

Deaths -

CRESSWELL - On the 12th April, Charles Hurdman CRESSWELL, aged 32 years and ? months.

WRIGHT - On the 13th April, at the Napier Hospital, Alexander WRIGHT, late of Auckland, aged 20 years.

HB Herald, Mon. Apr. 16, 1894
Death -

KEARN - At the Napier Hospital, on April 15th, Morris KEARN, aged 31 years.

The funeral will leave the Napier Hospital for the Hastings Catholic Church at 1 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon, and leave the Catholic Church for the Hastings cemetery at 3 p.m. - S.T. TONG, Undertaker.

The Hon. R.J. SEDDON came ashore at Napier on Saturday for a few hours, on his way to Wellington, and took advantage of the opportunity to drive out to Clive to see Dr. CAHILL, The latter, we are glad to state, is progressing favorably.

At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., Violet THOMPSON was charged with vagrancy. She was represented by Sir William WASTENEYS, who put in a plea of not guilty and asked for a remand till to-day. This was granted, bail being allowed in defendant's recogaisances of ?10.

HB Herald, Tues. Apr. 17, 1894
The following will represent the Garrison in their shooting match with the Hastings Rifles:-

Lieutenants ROSS and KENNEDY
Petty Officers KEY and FRANKLIN
Corporal PIRLE
Privates EDDY and WILLIAMS
Emergencies - Gunners FIRTH, ROBSON, and NORTON.

Mr GLASSFORFD, of the Cafe, has taken into partnership his brother-in-law, Mr James HERON, jun. The latter, who served his time with Mr J. HERON, has been for the last five years manager of the North Otago Bread and Biscuit Factory, so that he will bring ripe experience into the business. The new firm will be known as GLASSFORD and HERON.

The Poverty Bay Herald records the finding on the Waikanae beach of a strange reptile two feet in length, more like a snake in appearance than an eel. It has a flat head, the skin being a beautiful golden color on the belly and black on the back. About six inches from the tip of the tail are mottled black and white marks. There are no feet. The reptile is alive.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M.,

Alfred BOONSTRA was sentenced to a month's hard labor on two charges of larceny, the sentences to run concurrently.

William ALLEN, Arthur HEARLING, Thomas CANE, John MARTIN, and John PATRICK, charged with travelling from Wellington to Napier by the Tasmania without paying their fares, were fined the amounts of their fare, 10s, the penalty in default being seven days' hard labor. They went to gaol.

C.M. CAMPBELL was ordered to pay 10s a week towards the support of his wife and infant.

Alfred DOWELL, master of the s.s. Bella, was charged with refusing to remove that vessel from a berth at the port when called upon to do so by the harbor master. As it was the first case of the kind a nominal fine of 1s and costs was imposed, with ?1 in solicitor's fee. Mr SAINSBURY appeared for the Harbor Board

HB Herald, Wed. Apr. 18, 1894
At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., an elderly man named John KITCHEN was sentenced to two months' hard labor for gross indecency.

A man named John MURRAY was arrested at Havelock yesterday by Detective KIRBY, charged with deserting his wife and three children in Christchurch in January last. He will be brought before the Court this morning.

Judgment for plaintiff was given yesterday at the Magistrate's Court in each of the following civil cases, Mr TURNBULL, S.M., presiding:-

JOHNSTONE and Co. v. A.T. BROWN, ?5 9s, costs 10s.
Same v. Cornelius COLLINS, ?3 5s, costs 9s.
WEBB v. FLOWERS, ?7, costs and expenses ?1 5s 6d.
ADAMS v . L. CANTLE, judgment debt of ?5, defendant to pay forthwith or to be imprisoned for 14 days.
.E.W. KNOWLES v. J.B. FRANKLIN, judgment debt of ?8 6s, defendant to pay at the rate of 10s per month or to be imprisoned for seven days.
ADAMS v. CLEARY, ?5 10s 6d, with costs 8s.
HB Herald, Thurs. Apr. 19, 1894
At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M.,

John DAVIS, charged with drunkenness, was convicted and discharged with a caution.
John Porter MURRAY, charged with wife desertion, was remanded till Friday.

Mr R. HARDING, who is about to visit the Old Country, attended at the meeting of the Land Board yesterday for the last time, his term of office expiring with that meeting. A resolution expressing appreciation of his services and regret at his retirement was passed unanimously and ordered to be recorded in the minutes.
An accident that might have had an immediately fatal result occurred yesterday at the Exchange Hotel. Mr W. PERRIN, the licensee, was upstairs in his bedroom examining a small pistol, when by some mischance the charge exploded. The bullet (a very small one) struck Mr PERRIN in the lobe of the right ear, which was penetrated close to the skull, and then passed under the scalp and into the bone. Dr. JARVIS was at once sent for. He could not find the bullet, and we understand that these are reasons for fearing that it has penetrated the bone and entered the cavity of the skull. Mr PERRIN is suffering from great nervous shock, but at present his condition is favorable.

Rather an important sale of freehold properties will be held next Tuesday by Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU. The family residence and grounds of Mr A. JARMAN should attract those who desire perfect retirement with close proximity to town.....

Mr E.J. BERESFORD makes a brave show in his new saloon near the Masonic Hotel. The window is brightly and artistically decorated, forming quite a pleasant color break in the street, while inside everything is "up to the knocker. No doubt Mr BERESFORD's many friends will appreciate the efforts he has made for their comfort.

HB Herald, Fri. Apr. 20, 1894
Marriage - BARKER-DEAN - On April 18th, 1894, at the Napier Cathedral, by the Rev. De BERDT HOVELL, Joseph Valentine BARKER, of Leichhardt, Sydney, N.S.W., to Lizzie Laura, third daughter of J.T. DEAN, Milton road, Napier.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr J.S. LARGE, J.P., James COSTELLO was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness.

At the Hastings Court yesterday, before Messrs BEILBY and M'LEOD, Justices, Joseph LEATHAM was sentenced to a month's hard labor for stealing a pair of boots, the property of Henry HESSEL.

We are glad to be able to state that Dr. CAHILL is now fairly convalescent. The Government have appointed him to be medical officer to the Government Insurance Department, in place of Dr. HENRY, recently deceased.

Dr. JARVIS yesterday evening found the bullet that wounded Mr PERRIN. It was imbedded in the dense bone at the back of the ear. It has not yet been extracted, but his chances of recovery are now much better than was anticipated, as it was feared that the bullet had entered the cavity of the skull
Mrs William THOMAS, who was well known to many of the old settlers in this province, died at Wellington on Wednesday at the ripe age of 86. With her husband she came to Napier in the early days of the settlement, and resided here continuously till a few years ago, when she went to reside with her daughter, Mrs FORDHAM, at Wellington.

The Dresden Piano Company have established a branch for Hawke's Bay in those fine premises opposite Dickenson street known as BRYSON's buildings, and as their local agent, Mr W. TAYLOR, intends to leave no stone unturned to secure patronage, the venture should meet with great success......

HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 21, 1894
Birth - EDSER - On April 6th, at Roker Villa, Montreal street, Christchurch, Mrs Henry EDSER, of a son.

Death - EDSER - On April 11th, at Roker Villa, Montreal street, Christchurch, Annie, the beloved wife of Henry EDSER, aged 26 years. - "A loving wife and a nobic mother.
At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., John Porter MURRAY, charged with wife desertion, was ordered to contribute at the rate of ?1 a week towards the support of his family.

Detective KIRBY last night arrested a man named William Francis BYRNE, charged with obtaining by false pretences goods valued at ?10 from Mr George WILLIAMS, Emerson street. Accused will be brought up at the Magistrate's Court this morning.
HB Herald, Mon. Apr. 24, 1894
Birth -

INNES - On April 23rd, at Percy House, the wife of Dr. F.W. INNES, of a son.

A man named Thomas WILLIAMS was yesterday arrested by Detective KIRBY and charged with stealing a pair of boots the property of John LLOYD.

At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M.,
Thomas WILLIAMS, for drunkenness, was cautioned and discharged.
John DOWD, for drunkenness at Clive, was fined 10s and costs.

Visitors to Mr ECCLES's fine new premises in Hastings street can hardly fail to remark that excellent carving that forms part of the internal ornamentation. This was the work of a Napier man named W. MORRELL.
The HAWKE'S BAY COUNTY FOOTBALL CLUB played a good practice game on Saturday in Stock's ground. At the end of the game the following were chosen as the team to represent the country in the game town v. country, to be played on the Napier Recreation Ground on Saturday next:-
Emergencies: Back, J. O'CONNELL; forward HILL, G. JULL, CALDWELL, and GARDINE.

William Francis BRYNE, who presented when placed in the dock a lamentable illustration of the effects of alcoholic excess, was on Saturday brought before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., charged with obtaining goods by false pretences from Messrs N. WILLIAMS and SONS. On the application of the police accused was remanded till Friday next. So far as the details of the affair are known, it appears that accused was formerly in the service of FATHER GROGAN, and since being discharged from his service he has gone to various tradespeople and obtained goods on the understanding that they were for FATHER GROGAN. These goods were subsequently disposed of to a dealer in second-hand articles named ALEXANDER.
HB Herald, Tues. Apr. 25, 1894

The Napier Navals and Rifles paraded last night for Government drill and inspection by Lieutenant Colonel NEWALL......After the conclusion of the inspection, which took place on the Marine parade, the Rifles marched back to the drill shed, where the prizes won at the recent company shooting competition were presented by Lieutenant Colonel NEWALL. In making the presentation he congratulated the company in possessing in Corporal PIRIE the winner of the district medal presented by the Government.

Mr James BISSELL last evening essayed on the Recreation Ground the task of lowering the (disputed) New Zealand record for 10- miles, 26min 49sec, claimed by CROW, a Canterbury rider. The local man did not succeed, but he have a magnificent performance. He finished the distance more than a minute below standard time (28min 10sec), lowered the five-mile record held by WILMOTT, and the three-mile record made by COWELL on the preceding evening.....In an attempt last night BISSELL was well paced by Messrs SWAN, JOURDAIU, GAY, CROWLEY, and PATERSON, and he had everything in his favor, as there was no crowd whatever and the track was in good order.....The timekeepers were Messrs COOPER, GILBERD, CLARK, BELL, and TAYLOR. The track had been carefully measured and pegged out under the supervision of Mr A.C. NORRIS.

HB Herald, Wed. Apr. 26, 1894
Marriage -

BRADY-M'GLENNON - On April 23rd, at Takapau, by the Rev. Father KEEGAN, Patrick BRADY, of Takapau, to Anne Jane M'GLENNON, youngest daughter of John M'GLENNON, of Saui, County Down, Ireland.

Yesterday, in a paragraph describing the attempt to lower the ten-mile bicycle record, we wrote that the rider had everything in his favor, "there being no wind whatever." The word italicised appeared as "crowd".

Mr N.L. GURR, the local agent of the Mutual Life Association of Australasia, will no doubt become even more impressive on the benefits of assurance than usual, seeing that his office has just published such a favorable report for the year. This shows that the working expenditure has been reduced by 4 per cent, and that the accumulated fund is over ?1,002,000.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, Frederick LYNASS, an old gaol-bird who was released from prison on the 12th instant, pleaded guilty to stealing an oilskin coat and to being unlawfully by night on premises at Port Ahuriri. The Bench sentenced prisoner to six months' hard labor on each charge, the sentences to be cumulative.

HB Herald, Thurs. Apr. 27, 1894

The following nominations have been received for the annual elections of the several Road Boards:-


WANSTEAD - Messrs D.E. DAVIES, S. M'NATT (elected).


PATANGATA - Messrs. C. CLARK, J. COLLINS, E. WATTS (elected).


HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 28, 1894

Mr W.Y. DENNETT commences today a sesries of Saturday sales in his new Hastings auction rooms.

Mr A. LEVI, formerly of NAPIER, who took such an interest in amateur theatricals, has been appointed stage manager of the WELLINGTON Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.

The Grey River Hospital Board have a resident surgeon and dispensing superintendent to the hospital in that district at a salary of ?300 a year. The gentleman appointed is Dr. C. MARICE.

HB Herald, Mon. Apr. 30, 1894
Birth -

LOCKIE - At Maraekakaho, on 27th April, the wife of Allan LOCKIE, of a son.

Death -

SMITH - At Park road, Napier, on April 29th, after a long and painful illness, Lawrence SMITH, aged 55.
The funeral will leave his late residence tomorrow (Tuesday), at 2.30 p.m. J.G. STEVENS and Co., Undertakers.

On Saturday afternoon Detective KIRBY arrested Michael ALEXANDER, dealer in second-hand goods. This is the man who purchased the goods obtained by false pretences by BYRNE, who was committed for trial on Friday after a vain appeal to be dealt with summarily. ALEXANDER is charged with purchasing the goods knowing them to have been obtained dishonestly.

The man COACHMAN, whose attempted suicide on the Waihora is reported elsewhere, when at the lock-up manifested all the signs of a person suffering from delirium tremens. In particular he was the prey to a specific alcoholic delusion - that of being chased and persecuted by various people. As he has been remanded for a week for medical treatment he will probably be sane enough to be discharged at the end of that time.

When the Waihora arrived on Saturday one of her passengers named James COACHMAN was brought ashore in irons and given into the custody of the police. He was taken to the Napier lock up and there charged with being in possession of fire-arms while drunk on board the Waihora, and with being a lunatic not under proper control. Later he was brought before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P., on those charges.......Defendant was remanded till Saturday next for medical examination.

Our HASTINGS correspondent telephoned yesterday that Mrs C. DONNELLY, who received severe injury from slipping on a piece of banana peel, is proceeding favorably, Drs. FAULKNOR and LINNEY having set the broken thigh. There do not appear to be any internal injuries.

The Cycle Touring Club had a most successful run on Saturday afternoon, finishing up at PETANE, where Mr WHITELAW, the captain, had provided dinner and supper, between which songs &c, were rendered by Messrs SAYERS, RUDMAN, WHITELAW, GURR, CORNFORD, TRIGGS, and others.

A well-known Maori named TAIAROA was charged at the Magistrate's Court on Saturday with drunkenness. He did not appear, and was fined the amount of his bail, ?1.

Frances MIDDLETON, for habitual drunkenness, was sentenced to three months' hard labor.

Messrs F. SUTTON and J.S. LARGE were the presiding Justices.


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