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|HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 3, 1894
Woodville District Jockey Club Summer Meeting -
President: Mr G.D. HAMILTON
HB Herald, 1894 Jan 4
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.
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.
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
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.......
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.
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),
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.........
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the R.M. Court yesterday,
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.
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:-
HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 18. 1894
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:-
C.H. CATO, C.W. CATO, J. HUGHES, HAWKE, W. HUGHES, LUDBROOK, LUSK, MARSHALL, PERCY, SHEA, and TYLES.
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
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
C. COTTERILL, GOOCH, GARSTIN, BENNETT, BEALE, HUTCHINS, LOGAN, SAINSBURY, CATO, FANNIS, and M'LEOD.
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
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
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.
Mr Sydney HOBEN has returned from the South, and notifies his pupils
that he will assume tuition at once at both Napier and Hastings.
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.
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, Thurs. Feb. 1, 1894
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and H.P. COHEN,
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
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.
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
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.
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
FULTON-ARMSTRONG - On the 3rd January, at St. Columb's (sic) Church,
Glenferrie (Melbourne), by the Rev.
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.
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
At the R.M. Court yesterday before Messrs H.P. COHEN and J.S. LARGE,
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......
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
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:-
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......
COLES - At Hastings, on February 9th, Kate, the only daughter of Mary
COLES, aged 19 years.
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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.
Constable SIMPSON has been transferred from Napier to Eltham, near New
Plymouth, and Constable GRAY, of Ashburton, is to be brought here to fill
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.,
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.
At the R.M. Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, R.M.,
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.:-
The following Napier candidates passed the junior civil service examination:-
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.
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.,
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.
HANWELL - Drowned at Port Ahuriri, on December 17th, 1893. William Ley
HANWELL, aged 52.
TUPAEA - At Te Aute, at the residence of Arihi Te NAHU, on Saturday,
February 24th, Hamuera TUPAEA.
PRESCOTT - At Hastings, on Sunday, February 25th, Mary Ann, the beloved
wife of George PRESCOTT, Takapau, aged 45 years.
KEYS - At Clive, on February 25th, Thomas KEYS, youngest son of the late
James KEYS, aged 21.
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:-
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 27, 1894
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.
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
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
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
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.....
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.,
An occasional correspondent at Homewood sends us the following:-
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.
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.,
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
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:-
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
RAE - At Napier, on the 7th of March, 1894, David RAE, aged 60.
The following will represent the Waiapu Cricket Club in the match against
the Napier Cricket Club on the Recreation Ground on Saturday, the 10th
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
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
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
In Memorium -
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:-
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
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
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..
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. 16, 1894
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 17, 1894
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.,
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.
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
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, Mon. Mar. 26, 1894
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
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
At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M.,
HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 28, 1894
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
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
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.
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.
Messrs J.E. COWELL, James BISSELL, and GAY, have been chosen to represent Napier in the teams race against the Auckland representatives.....at 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,
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
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
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
HB Herald, Tues. Apr. 3, 1894
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 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.......
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.
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.
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.
Deaths - McFARLANE - Drowned at Maraekakahe, on December 4(?)th, 1893,
Duncan McFARLANE, aged 27 years.
O'ROURKE - At Napier, on April 4th, 1894, Honora Anne, sixth daughter
of Richard and Honora O'ROURKE, aged 2 years and 8 months.
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.,
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,
Sub-superintendent, T. CONNOR (re-elected)
HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 7, 1894
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Lieutenants ROSS and KENNEDY
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
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.
John DAVIS, charged with drunkenness, was convicted and discharged with
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.,
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.
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
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.
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:-
WALLINGFORD - Messrs G. HUNTER, C.L. MACKERSEY, J.D. ORMOND, jun. (elected)
WANSTEAD - Messrs D.E. DAVIES, S. M'NATT (elected).
PORANGAHAU - Messrs G. HUNTER, C. HERBERT, A. LAMBERT, F.E.T. SIMCOX
PATANGATA - Messrs. C. CLARK, J. COLLINS, E. WATTS (elected).
RUATANIWHA - Messrs J.P. BEACHEN, F. GRADWELL, J.J. CONNOR, H.P. PETERSEN, W.J. ADAMS, J.J. BUCHANAN, T.S. GLENNY, J. WORSNOP, J.B. A'DEANE, W.E. FREEMANTLE, N.P. ROSVALL, seven to be elected.
HB Herald, Sat. Apr. 28, 1894
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
LOCKIE - At Maraekakaho, on 27th April, the wife of Allan LOCKIE, of a son.
SMITH - At Park road, Napier, on April 29th, after a long and painful
illness, Lawrence SMITH, aged 55.
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.
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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