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HB Herald, Mon. May 2, 1894
Marriages -

HATTON-WARREN - On April 20th, at Havelock, by the Rev. CANON St. HILL, John Arthur HATTON, of Hastings to Gertrude Elizabeth, daughter of John WARREN, of Havelock.

TIMPERLEY-HOLDEN - At the Napier Cathedral, on April 29th, by the Very Reverend the Dean of Waiapu, William TIMPERLEY, of Napier, to Nancy HOLDEN, of Tikokino.

BIDWILL-RHODES - On the 30th April, at the Pro-Cathedral, Napier, by the Very Rev. Dean HOVELL, William Edward, second son of the late C.R. BIDWILL, to Mildred Edith, youngest daughter of Joseph RHODES, of Hawke's Bay.

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 today (Tuesday), at 2.30 p.m.
J.G. STEVENS AND CO., Undertakers.

Michael ALEXANDER, purchaser of goods alleged to have been fraudulently obtained by the man BYRNE, now awaiting trial, was yesterday charged at the Magistrate's Court with receiving on specified dates certain goods knowing them to have been dishonestly obtained. Detective KIRBY applied for a remand till Monday.......The Bench decided to grant bail, accused in ?100 and two sureties in ?100 each.

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

Edward WRIGHT was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness.

James CAMPB ELL, charged with allowing a horse to wander on the railway line, was represented by Mr KENNEDY. The latter asked that the charge be dismissed, on the ground that CAMPBELL had already been dealt with for drunkenness, out of which the present charge grew. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed.

William LONERGAN, for allowing a cow to stray on the railway line, had nothing in the way of drunkenness to suggest as a palliative, and was fined 10s and costs.

A case in which John HAWKINS sued his three sons for support was adjourned till this day, to be heard by the Stipendiary Magistrate.

Death -

REDWARD - At Norsewood, on May 1st, Annie, the beloved wife of Lester REDWARD, and eldest daughter of Mrs H. RENOUF, Napier, aged 35 years. Deeply regretted.

Miss L. DENHOLM entered on her duties as head mistress of the Port Ahuriri school yesterday morning.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, beforfe Mr TURNBULL, S.M., John HAWKINS, sen., sued for an order compelling his four sons - John, William, Thomas, and Edward - to help to support him. It transpired that two of the sons had offered to provide him with a home at Mohaka, and he was willing to accept it, but his wife would not go there. Under the circumstances an order was made that each defendant should pay at the rate of 2s per week towards the support of their father.

A social and dance were held at Seymour's Hall on Monday night in connection with the departure of Miss MURRAY, who has been on the teaching staff of the Port school for the past 16 years...............

HB Herald, Wed. May 3, 1894

Miss Nellie HEATH has returned from her visit to Melbourne, where she has undergone a thorough course of tuition in dancing, calisthenics, and deportment under Mons. Paul BIBRON, M.A.P. Her knowledge will be turned to good account, as she is forming classes for teaching all the latest and most fashionable dances.

Mr and Mrs BRAY are about to leave the colony on an extended visit to relatives at Home, and their house at Clive, with its far-famed garden, is to be sold. The garden is in perfect order, and the property constitues one of the most charming suburban residences on the Plains. Mr. H. LASCELLES will submit the place to public auction on the 14th inst.

HB Herald, May 4, 1894
Marriage -

COMERFORD-STUBBS - On April 11th, at St. Mary's, Waipukurau, by the Rev. C.L. TUKE, Harry Watson, eldest son of W.H. COMERFORD, of Christchurch, to Eleanor, eldest daughter of Anthony STUBBS, of Waipukurau.

Miss Julie ALBU, who with her sister made a concert tour of New Zealand last year, has apparently made a good match in Honolulu. The San Francisco papers state that she is engaged to Colonel G. MACFARLANE, a wealthy planter and merchant of Honolulu.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr J.W. NEAL, J.P., James DUNCAN was charged with drunkenness, with resisting the police, and with using obscene language. He pleaded guilty to the three informations........On the first charge he was dismissed with a caution; on the second he was fined ?1 and costs, in default seven days' hard labor, and went to gaol for lack of funds; on the third he was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.

HB Herald, May 5, 1894

Marriage -HARDING-HENDERSON - In Auckland, at All Saints' Church, on the 25th April, by the Rev. Wm. CALDER, Edwin, youngest son of John HARDING, Esq., of Mount Vernon, Waipukurau, to Emily, daughter of John HENDERSON, Esq., of Curran street, Ponsonby, Auckland.

Deaths -

BURTTON - At Port Ahuriri, on May 3rd, after a long and painful illness, Harriett, beloved wife of William BURTTON, aged 46 years. R.I.P.

The funeral leaves her late residence, Hardinge road, at 3 p.m. to-day (Saturday). Friends pleace accept this intimation.

REID - At Taradale, on May 4th, Dominick Francis REID, aged 4 years of diphtheria.
The funeral will leave his parents' residence to-day (Saturday) at 2.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

SMITH - At the residence of J. COX, Hastings, Harold, the youngest son of J.T. SMITH, late of Tomoana, aged 2 years; deeply regretted. The funeral will leave the above residence at 2 p.m. to-day (Saturday) for the Hastings cemetery.

The man COACHMAN, who tried to shoot himself on the Waihora recently, while suffering from lunacy caused by drink, is progressing favorably under medical treatment in the gaol, and now appears quite sane.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr T.K. NEWTON, J.P., Robert GOWER, on remand for medical treatment for alcoholic lunacy, was brought up and formally charged with drunkenness. Defendant was not sufficiently recovered to be dismissed, and was remanded till the 11th instant for further medical treatment.
HB Herald, May 7, 1894
Death - COOK - At Wellington, on May 6th, Sarah Ann, relict of the late John COOK, late of Napier, aged 70 years. News was received yesterday of the sudden death at Wellington, from apoplexy, of Mrs COOK, who for many years resided in Napier, and was well known here. She was the mother of Mr COOK, manager of the Napier branch of the Clothing Factory, Mrs WASTENEYS, and the late Mrs J.V. BROWN. Her sudden demise will be a great shock to her many friends in all parts of the North Island.

The annual meeting of the Napier Chess Club was held last Saturday evening.....The election of officers resulted as follows:-
President, Mr W.J. WILLCOCKS
Secretary and treasurer, Mr H.C. PIRANI
Committee, Dr. JARVIS and Messrs H.C. WILSON and W. RIDDELL.

At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P., James COACHMAN was brought up on remand charged with being drunk and with being in possession of firearms on board the Waihora while drunk. It will be remembered that defendant, while suffering from dementia due to drink, made three attempts to shoot himself, the last attempt only failing because a cartridge jammed.........Mr SUTTON lectured COACHMAN on the folly of excess in drink, and after advising him to throw his revolver in the sea dismissed him on condition of paying 15s 6d, the cost of his treatment in gaol and of his cab hire from the Spit. It subsequently transpired that defendant himself, with returned sobriety, had come to the conclusion that he would be foolish to carry his revolver about with him, and had left it at the police station.

Among the local industries which have recently sprung up in Napier is the manufacture of wire mattresses, which until lately were all imported from outside the district.....In a chat with Mr A.J. DURNEY, who started the industry here about a year ago, we gleaned the fact that there was a steadily growing demand for the local article, as there should be, seeing that in price they compete with any in the market, while in quality they are superior. Mr DURNEY's establlishment in Hastings street, where the mattresses may be seen in various sizes and styles, from the ordinary mattress to a stretcher frame mattress in which bed and mattress are combined in one article, is well worth a brief visit of inspection.

HB Herald, May 8, 1894

Death -

DABBS - At his residence, Hastings, on May 7th, William DABBS, nephew of A. SHIELD, and late manager at Waikonini and Pateka.
The funeral will leave deceased's late residence for the Hastings cemetery at 2.30p.m. on Wednesday.
S.T. TONG, Undertaker.

The interment of the mortal remains of the late Mrs COOK, whose death at Wellington was reported in our obituary columns yesterday, will take place in the Napier cemetery.

Mr W. DABBS, well known in this district as the manager of the Waikonini run, died suddenly at his residence at Hastings yesterday. The cause of death was heart disease.

The electric light seems a failure in Wellington, owing to dependence upon water as the motive power for the dynamos. During three nights of last week the town was in darkness.

We recently announced that the Rev. D'Arcy IRVINE, formerly of the Napier Grammar School, was reported to be dying from tumour in New South Wales. The news of his death has now reached Napier, and will be learned with regret by all who knew him.......

HB Herald, May 10.1894

Birth - BEAMISH - at Stoneycroft, Hastings, on the 9th May, the wife of G.R. BEAMISH, of a daughter (still-born)

The sum of ?3 4s 6d, collected by the choir of St. Paul's Church for the widow of the late Mr ANDERSON, has been handed to
Mrs SANDILANDS for the widow's benefit.

Mr Henry LASCELLES, acting for a second mortgagee, held a sale at the Criterion Hotel yesterday of the properties of Mr George MERRITT, situate at Oero and West Clive. The purchaser was Mr James THOMPSON at a price equivalent to ?2227.
Mr THOMPSON was the first mortgagee for ?2000 and interest, and the equity of redemption realised ?60.

A trap accident that resulted in serious injuries to Mrs J. BURDEN took place about 5 o'clock last night. Mrs BURDEN was proceeding towards her home, and when close by Mr CARLILE's residence a trap driven by a youth at a rapid rate came round the corner and knocked her down. She was able with assistance to reach her home, but is badly bruised.

The further hearing of the charges against Michael ALEXANDER was continued yesterday at the Magistrate's Court......Bail was allowed, accused in ?75 and two sureties in ?50 each.

The dining room of the Railway Hotel, Hastings, was the scene of a very festive gathering last night, when nearly all the principal trade-people assembled to do honor to Host CHARLTON on the occasion of his birthday. There were 60 persons prsent. The room was very tastefully decorated, and a most sumptuous repast was laid, showing the hospitality of Mr and Mrs CHARLTON, and reflecting much credit on their staff. The usual loyal and social toasts were drunk with much enthusiasm, the toast list being interspersed with several good songs and musical items.

Amonst the speakers were Messrs B.L. KNIGHT, T. FOREMAN,
E. NEWBIGGAN, P.A. HERMAN, G.E. LEE, W.J. DIAMOND, A. M'CORKINDALE, A.B. GREEN, A.A. GEORGE, B.G. WARR, F. POPPLEWELL, and S. STENTE. The festivity closed at an early hour this morning with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne."

HB Herald, May 11, 1894
A youth named Arthur KEATING was arrested in Napier last evening by Detective KIRBY on a charge of stealing ?10 belonging to Alexander CAMERON, Hunterville. Whoever committed the theft did so by breaking open complainant's clothes-box on the 30th of April last.

The Excelsior Recreation and Gymnasium Club opened its second session in St. Paul's schoolroom last evening with a fair attendance of members. Mr T. WHITELAW, president, in a few appropriate remarks, referred to the benefits to be derived from a gymnastic training, and formally declared the session opened. Mr HISLOP, instructor, then put the members through dumb-bell, club, and bar exercises, and a very profitable evening was spent.

Herald, May 12, 1894
At the Police Court yesterday, before the Mayor (Mr G.H. SWAN) and Mr VAUTIER, J.P.,

John M'LEAN, charged with drunkenness, was discharged, as it was his first offence.

Robert GOWER, who had been a fortnight in gaol under treatment for the effects of over-indulgence in alcohol, was ordered to pay 21s costs, or in default to return to durance for seven days more.

Arthur KEALING (or KEATING see prior mail), a youth charged with stealing ?10 from Alexander CAMERON, Hunterville, was with his own consent remanded to that place.

Cobald CAMPBELL, alias "Flash Ned," was charged with obtaining from A. BEALE ?2 on false representations as to the character of some cloth he sold. Prosecutor, who was represented by Mr LUSK, did not offer any evidence, as he wished to withdraw the charge, and the accused was discharged.

Mr Henry LASCELLES called upon a representative of the Herald yesterday to take a jaunt out to West Clive for the purpose of looking over Mr BRAY's property, which will be offered for sale at the Criterion Hotel at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon.......It is situated within five minutes' walk of the Farndon railway station, and on the main coach road to Havelock and Hastings. The property consists of three acres and nine perches, with a well preserved seven-roomed house, coach house, and all the necessary out-buildings.......
HB Herald, May 14, 1894
The successful tenderers for the erection of the new Catholic Church at Hastings are Messrs MACKENZIE and PERKINS. The contract price is ?1800. Only one other tender was sent in, the price being ?2050.

On Friday Adam M'EWAN, from Gisborne, was discharged from gaol after serving a sentence of four months' hard labor. He got drunk to celebrate the event, and on Saturday was brought before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., charged with the offence. As he had a ticket for Gisborne, and promised to leave the town at once, he was discharged with a caution.

Mr G. CLIFTON, a blacksmith in the employe of Mr M'ILROY, Hastings, on Saturday met with an accident at the meet of the hounds at Mangateretere. He was thrown from his horse, and sustained two severe fractures of the left leg. Dr. REED attended to Mr CLIFTON on the field, and he was then sent in to the Napier hospital, where he is doing well.

HB Herald, May 15, 1894
Birth -

BERNAU - On May 14th, at Cobden road, Napier, the wife of Henry F. BERNAU, M.R.C.S., Eng., &c., of a daughter.

Death -

DOWNING - At Meanee, on May 14th, James Patrick DOWNING, eldest son of Michael and Rose DOWNING, aged 10/19? years and 9 months.
The funeral will leave the parents' residence for the Taradale cemetery to-day (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock.

There were two nominations yesterday for the seat on the Hastings Borough Council left vacant owing to Cr. FITZROY accepting the position of Mayor. Those nominated were Messrs W.A. BEECROFT and H.H. MURDOCH.

Mr H. LASCELLES sold yesterday at the Criterion a house and section in Coote-road, the property of Mr E. FRASER, the price realised being equal to ?280. Mr LASCELLES also offered Mr BRAY's house and grounds at Clive, but it was passed in at ?475. Mr LASCELLES is open to negotiate for this property privately.

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

James ROLAND, for drunkenness, was convicted and discharged.

The following were fined for cattle trespass:-

John TUCKER, two cows, 2s and costs
Charles DONEY, one horse, 1s and costs
Peter ANDERSON, one horse, 1s and costs
Peter BRADY, one horse, 2s 6d and costs
John C. RETIN, three horses, 10s and costs
George ARNOLD, three horses, 3s and costs
Herbert NEAGLE, one horse, 1s and costs.

An unusual occurrence here was the appearance at the Magistrate's Court to-day, before Messrs S. JOHNSON and A. St. C. INGLIS, Justices, of three persons charged with drunkenness, all of whom were strangers to the police.

Mary WILSON, a tailoress from Napier, came here on Friday and commenced a career of dissipation, which landed her in the lock-up on Saturday evening, evidently very nearly in a state of delirium tremens. As she promised amendment and was anxious to get to Palmerston, the Bench ordered her to come up for judgment when called upon.

Albert PHELIS was simiarly dealt with, as also was Horima PENE, a native belonging to Te Aute. Both the latter when taken up were completely incapable.

This morning Messrs TRIGGS and REYNOLDS of Napier passed through here on their bicycles en route for home, having come through by way of Maraekakaho, Makaretu and Onga Onga! This is a record of adventurous courage, and as it rained more or less in these parts yesterday and this morning they bore the marks of the muddy roads. After a brief stay here they went on towards Napier.
HB Herald, May 16, 1894
Mr S.J. JAGO leaves to-day for a trip to San Francisco and back. He will be absent nine weeks.
Mr J. GRUBB, who will set for Mr JAGO during his absence, has already taken over his duties. We wish Mr JAGO a pleasant trip and safe return, and welcome Mr GRUBB back to Napier for a brief term.

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

CRAIG v. EDWARDS (WEBER), ?16 7s, costs ?2 4s.
HIGGINS v. G. DUNCAN, ?8 19s 5d, costs 6s.
LONERGAN v. W. MORRIS, 18s 9d, costs 6s.
ADAMS v. E. MOORE, ?1 10s, costs 9s.
BLYTHE v. E.M. SYMONDS, judgment debt of ?5 18s 6d; to be paid forthwith or defendant to be imprisoned for three weeks.
W.M. NEWTON v. HAZLETT, judgment debt of ?2 12s 4d, or defendant to be imprisoned for seven days.
THOMSON v. W.B. FERGUSON, ?1 5s 6d, costs 6s.

HB Herald, May 17, 1894
Marriage -

KENNEDY-HAMLIN - On the 30th April, at the Pro-Cathedral, Napier, by the Very Rev. Dean HOVELL, Arthur A. KENNEDY, son of the late Alexander KENNEDY, of Napier, to Ethel Osborne, eldest daughter of J.P. HAMLIN, of Napier.

The Rev. A.S. MORRISON, the recently called minister of the Hastings Presbyterian Church, will be inducted to-night. The Rev. J.G. PATERSON will preach and ordain. The Rev. Mr GRANT will address the minister and congregation.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., Norman Gustav HALL, alias G.E. SMITH, was charged with forging and uttering a (cheque) for ?7 4s 8d, purporting to be signed by J.D. ORMOND. It appeared that accused went to Mr BURNETT's shop in Emerson-street, purchased ?5 worth of clothing, and tendered the cheque. He was asked to endorse it, which he did, and he was then given ?2 4s 8d change. Prosecutor, subsequently becoming suspicious, communicated with Detective KIRBY, who arrested accused. He was remanded till the 28th instant.

HB Herald, May 18, 1894

Birth -

BRIASCO - At Hastings-street, Napier, on May 17th, the wife of Joseph David BRIASCO, of a son.

A very pleasant and successful social was held on Wednesday evening in All Saints' schoolroom, Taradale, when the room was packed to the doors. Songs were given by Mesdames A. HARPHAM, NICHOLL, HUNT; Messrs HERON, NEWBOULD,
C.P. CLARKE, Rev. A.M. RADBURY; reading by Mr GOULDING, and banjo solos by Mr BULL, being very much appreciated......
The following will represent Te Aute against the Pirates in their next match:-


The following team has been selected to play against the Napier Thirds for the Star Club:-


The Napier team are as follows:-

HB Herald, May 19, 1894
Birth -

M'LEAN - At Maraekakaho station, on 16th May, the wife of Donald M'LEAN, of a daughter.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., George RYAN was charged with drunkenness. He pleaded guilty, and was discharged with a caution.

Dr. CARO has, after an absence of five weeks, returned from Blenheim, where he has had a severe operation performed on him by the eminent surgeon, Dr. CLEGHORN. We are glad to learn that a most skilfully conducted operation promises to prove a complete success, and relieve our respected local medico of a serious complaint from which he has suffered for years.

A lad named Frederick CASSIN, in the employ of Mr INGLIS, Hastings, met with a serious accident there yesterday afternoon. He was riding a rather fresh horse, and the animal bolted with him, throwing him violently to the ground. He was picked up insensible and conveyed home, where he was attended by Drs. HAIGH and NAIRN. It was found that in addition to a severe shaking he had sustained a fractured collar-bone. The fracture was successfully reduced, and he is progressing as well as can be expected.
HB Herald, May 21, 1894
Marriage -

ANDERSON-AIKMAN - On May 16th, at St. Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch, by the Very Rev. Dean JACOBS, assised by the Rev. C.J. MERTON, William Francis John ANDERSON, Napier, to May Campbell, daughter of Colin Campbell AIKMAN, Christchurch.

At the Magistrate's Church on Saturday, before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P., John MACKINTOSH was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

HB Herald, May 22, 1894

Mr. T.W. LEWIS, of Hastings, was on Saturday last admitted by his Honor the Chief Justice to practise as a solicitor in New Zealand.

A man who passes under the name of COLETTI, but who has not always done so, was arrested yesterday by Police Officer NORWOOD on a charge of circulating obscene circulars through the post. He will be brought up at the Magistrate's Court this morning.

A meeting of persons interested in the formation of a literary and debating society in connection with the Young Men's Christian Association was held in the association's room last evening. The Rev. G.D. COX was in the chair.......The following officers were elected, subject in two instances to the consent of the gentlemen named:-
President, Rev. G.D. COX
Vice-presidents, Messrs W.G. MONCKTON, M.A., and T. LAWS
Treasurer, Mr JONES
Secretary, Mr A. KING
Editor of magazine, Mr C. CRITCHLEY

HB Herald, May 23, 1894

Among those who will assist at the concert at the Gaiety Theatre to-morrow night, in addition to Captain Fred THOMAS and

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

Harry RUTLEDGE, alias M. COLOTE, alias John LONG, alias A.G. SMITH, was charged with distributing obscene printed matter in Waipawa on the 1st of May. The police applied for a remand till the 30th, which was granted. Bail was refused.

John LYNDON and Robert M'LAREN, for drunkenness, were cautioned and discharged.

The Manawatu Herald of Saturday states that Mr Andrew JOHNSTON, who has been a resident of Foxton for the past 25 years, took a mixture of sconite and belladonna early on Friday morning. He then made his will, told his wife he would not trouble her much longer, and later in the day became very ill. Dr. DORMER injected a counter-irritant, and applied the stomach pump, and Mr JOHNSTON recovered sufficiently to get up and about. No explanation of his action has so far been offered.

HB Herald, May 24, 1894
It has become the custom in Napier to discharge with a caution persons charged with a first offence of drunkness. Yesterday
Mr COHEN, in so dealing with John GILLESPIE, intimated that drunkenness appeared to be on the increase, and the magistrate would have to consider whether it would not be necessary to inflict punishment on first offenders.

A social in connection with the Hastings Wesleyan Church was held last evening, and was very largely attended. The Rev. Mr ELLIOTT occupied the chair. During the evening addresses were given by the Rev. Mr OSBORNE and by the Rev. W.H. BECK, the new superintendent of the Napier circuit. Vocal selections were given by the choir, by the Misses COLLINGE, CATHERALL, and WATSON, and Messrs LAND, HIDGEWAY, and GEORGE.

Messrs COHEN and LARGE, Justices, presided at the S.M. Court yesterday, when Norman Gustavus HALL, alias G.E. SMITH, was charged with forging the name of H.D. ORMOND to a cheque for ?7 4s 8d. The evidence showed that the accused borrowed a cheque - which happened to be a dirty one - on the Colonial Bank from Mr NEALE, boarding-housekeeper, on the 15th inst.........When Detective KIRBY arrested the accused he said drink was the cause of his trouble, and added that his real name was HALL. Accused was committed for trial.
HB Herald, May 25, 1894
An agitation is on foot at Woodville to secure if possible the erection of a cottage hospital. It is urged that the Waipawa county hospital at Waipukurau is too far off.
HB Herald, May 26, 1894
Birth -
MACLEAN - On 25th of May, at Bank of New Zealand, Waipawa, the wife of Mr C.H. MACLEAN, of a son.

Marriage -
HUTCHINSON-HUTCHINSON - On Wednesday, 23rd May, at Rissington, by the Rev. A.P. CLARKE, Edward Massey, eldest son of Massey HUTCHINSON, Waihuka, Poverty Bay, to Eleanor, elder daughter of Francis HUTCHINSON, Rissington, Hawke's Bay.

Deaths -
BRICKELL - On March 26th, 1894, at Ivanhoe, Bournemouth, Hants, England, Robert Bennett BRICKELL, aged 81 years. Taranaki papers please copy.

CARO - On April 9th, at Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A., Percy Herman Malcolm CARO, B.A. LL.B., the beloved eldest son of
Dr. and Mrs CARO, aged 24.

CORSKIE - At Danevirke, on the 23rd May, 18794, Henry John, second son of Mary and Alexander CORSKIE, aged 19 years. Deeply regretted.
The following referees have been chosen for today's football matches:-
Mr J. COWELL, Pirates second v. Napier second, Recreation Groound.
Mr F. LOGAN, Pirates v. Napier senior, Recreation Grouond
Mr A.C. BENNETT, Te Aute v. County, Hastings.

Dr. BAKEWELL, whose recent article in the Nineteenth Century on "Woman Suffrage in New Zealand" has been so widely canvassed and discussed, has decided to practice his profession in Napier for a time. He has taken rooms in Herald Chambers, Tennyson-street.

Mr E.H. BOLD, who is leaving Napier to take charge of the Auckland telegraph district, was yesterday presented by the officers of the Napier district with an electro-plated soup tureen, spirit kettle, and fish slice. Mr HARRINGTON, officer in charge, made the presentation in a neat speech that was feelingly responded to by the recipient. Upon the tureen were engraved the following words:- "Presented to E.G. BOLD, Esq., by his fellow officers at the Napier telegraph district. May 25th, 1894."

Very widespread sympathy will be felt for Dr. and Mrs CARO at the announcement which appears elsewhere of the death of their eldest son. Mr Percy CARO recently finished a promising University career at Cambridge, where he took the degrees of B.A. and LL.B., both in honors. He was on his way home, coming by America, to enable him to visit his brothers, Mr Edgar and Mr Eric CARO, who are studying medicine at the Michigan University. He reached Michigan, but there died of brain fever. His parents were looking to a joyful reunion in a few weeks, when the San Francisco mail brought the sad news. Mr CARO was nearly 25 years of age, and all who knew him expected him to rise to a leading position in the profession he had selected - that of law. His death at such a time, and under such circumstances, is inexpressibly sad, and is a crushing blow to the bereaved parents.

Our Hastings correspondent writes under yesterday's date:-

There was a very large gathering of friends at Springfield, Puketapu, when a coming of age party was held in honor of Mr R. DOBEL, junior, who attained his majority. About 120 guests were present, the festivities being conducted in a handsome marquee erected for the purpose, which with the wool shed, converted for the nonce into a ballroom, was profusely and tastefully decorated. Music and dancing enlivened the proceedings, the latter being kept up till 5 o'clock this morning......

A correspondent at Clive writes:-

A very interesting ceremony was performed at Clive on Wednesday, when Mary M'PHERSON, daughter of Mr H. M'PHERSON, of Pentin Farm, Clive, was joined in wedlock to George HIGGINS, of Te Aute. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr FRASER, assisted by the Rev. Mr MORRISON, in the Presbyterian Church, which was very tastefully decorated. The bride was given away by her father, and was accompanied by five bridesmaids........

HB Herald, May 28, 1894
Birth -

HUMPHREYS - At Hastings, on May 27th, the wife of Edward HUMPHREYS, blacksmith, of a daughter.

Marriage -

HIGGINS-M'PHERSON - On May 23rd, at the Presbyterian Church, Clive, by the Rev. R. FRASER, George HIGGINS of Te Aute, to Mary Anne, fourth daughter of Mr H. M'PHERSON, Penton Farm, Clive.

Death -

CHEER - At Hastings, on May 27th, Charles CHEER, aged 56 years.
The funeral will leave Schaeffer's boarding-house for the Hastings cemetery at 3 o'clock this (Monday) afternon.-
S.T. TONG, Undertaker.
The election of a councillor to fill the vacancy in the Hastings Borough Council resulted in the return of Mr BEECROFT by 94 votes, as against 45 obtained by Mr MURDOCH. There were two informal votes.

Mr C.B. HOBSON, of Takapau, has purchased the thoroughbred horse NATATOR. As this horse's stock has been greatly sought after by Hawke's Bay sports and they have proved themselves excellent performers both on the flat and over country, the acquisitionof NATATOR for this province should prove of benefit to breeders.

A gigantic Maori from the Wairoa district named HERINI AORERE, a prisoner in the Napier gaol, recently manifested unmistakable signs of madness. He was examined by Drs. CARO and SPENCER, who certified that he was insane, and on Saturday Mr TURNBULL, S.M., sent the required papers to the Colonial Secretary, who will take the necessary steps to have the unfortunate man transferred to an asylum.

James REYNOLDS, who is to be brought up at the Magistrate's Court this morning charged with the theft of letters containing valuables, was contractor with the postal authorities. He was the driver of a mail cart between Herbertville and Porangahau, and is alleged to have appropriated the letters, which were entrusted to his charge, while in transit between those places, and cashed the cheques.

Miss E. RINGWOOD, the newly-appointed gymnastic instructor to the Girls' High School, arrived from Wellington yesterday by the Mararoa, and will commence her duties to-morrow. Miss RINGWOOD, who is a gold medallist and certificated instructor, was taught by Miss DICK, the well-known head of the Ladies' Gymnasium in Sydney. It is Miss RINGWOOD's intention to open a ladies' gymnasium in Napier.

HB Herald, May 29, 1894
At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr H.P. COHEN, J.P.,

Garrett BARRY and Walter CLARK, two lads, were each fined ?1 and costs for breaking telegraph insulators by using catapults. The alternative in each case was seven days' hard labor, but the lads were allowed a week in which to pay the fine.

James REYNOLD, on remand from Wellington, charged with stealing letters containing cheques and orders of the total face value of ?44 10s 5d, was remanded till Monday next at Waipawa.

Danevirke -

Mr P.H. PICKERING, who has been for some years in the Bank of New South Wales here, has been transferred to Napier.
Mr DOWNES of Wanganui succeeds him.
HB Herald, May 30, 1894

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs F. SUTTON and T.K. NEWTON, Justices, judgment for plaintiff was given in each of the following civil cases:-

M. LASCELLES v. AMUNDEEN, ?20, costs ?1 9s.
Same v. WILLIAMS, ?1 5s, costs 8s.
PATERSON v. MOORE, 17s 6d, costs 9s.
STANTON v. SMITH, ?5 16s, costs and expenses ?1 11s.
LANSDOWNE v. MOORE, ?1 10s, costs 6s,
EVANS v. WARENE TEHANA, 2s (balance of debt), costs 13s 6d.
Same v. NERI, 10s, costs 13s 6d.

Makotuku -

Another change has taken place at Mr M'LEOD's mill. This time Mr George WARD, of the Beaconsfield Hotel, is the contractor.

HB Herald, May 31, 1894

The annual meeting of the Friendly Societies' Pharmacy was held last evening at the Oddfellows' lodge room......The election of officers for the current year resulted as follows:-

Treasurer, Mr W.J. GRUNDY
Secretary, Mr J.W. SMITH
Trustees, Messrs F. BEE, A.H. WILSON, and F.G. SMITH
Auditors, Messrs J.R. WILLIAMS and W. WILKIE
Committee of management, Messrs J. GRIFFIS, J. MORONEY, W. LUCAS, W.R. COOPER, F.W. GARNER, and W. RIDDELL.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Dr. SPENCER, J.P., George RUTLEDGE, alias M. COLOTE, alias John LONG, alias A.G. SMITH, was brought up in custody on remand charged with sending through the post-office obscene circulars to young women at Waipawa. Detective KIRBY asked for a remand till the following morning. Mr CRESSWELL objected to any remand unless it were for a week........After a little argument, the police opposing a remand for a week on the ground that all the witnesses were subpoenaed for to-day, and that Mr CRESWELL had received notice of the intention to ask for a day's remand, the Bench granted a remand for one week.

Death -

EDMISTON - On May 29th at the Railway Hotel, Danevirke, Clifford Jameson, the beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth EDMISTON, aged 42 years. "Thy will be done."

Dr. MILNE-THOMSON will give a course of ambulance lectures in connection with the Excelsior Recreation Club in St. Paul's schoolroom.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Dr. SPENCER, J.P., a man named James EDMONDS, charged with forging and uttering in Wellington a cheque for ?4 3s, was remanded to that town.

The interesting question of the annexation of Samoa by New Zealand will be discussed by the members of the Union Debating Society this evening. Mr G.H. WILLIAMS will argue in favor of the annexation and Mr KENNEDY against it.

Danevirke -

Quite a gloom was cast over the town this morning when it became known that Mr Clifford Jamieson EDMISTON had died during the preceding night of typhoid fever. Mr EDMISTON (usually known by his Christian name of JAMIESON) on his arrival with his Strasburg Clock in Danevirke was suffering from a very severe cold, as well as being in the incipient stages of typhoid. Congestion of the lungs supervening the poor fellow completely collapsed. His remains were followed to the local cemetery by a number of prominent citizens.

HB Herald, June 1, 1894
Birth -HALLETT - At Napier, on 17th May, the wife of Mr Joseph HALLETT, of Puketapu, of a son.

Death -BLOXSOME - At Brewster-street, Napier, on the 31st May, Elizabeth Mersey Crane, beloved wife of H. BLOXSOME, aged 33 years. Private interment.

The Hampden school committee have decided to recommend to the Education Board the appointment of Mr W.B. TAYLOR as master of the Hampden school.

At the Hastings Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., a Maori named Hira WAEWAEKI was sentenced to five weeks' hard labor for stealing a covert coat, the property of John HOLDES. The same defendant was also sentenced to a month's hard labor for stealing a glass, the property of Samuel CHARLTON.

Waipawa --This morning, at the Magistrate's Court, before Messrs S. JOHNSON and INGLIS, justices, a prohibition order was issued against David MILNE, of Kaikora.

- It is said that Mr C.L. MACKERSEY, of Waipukurau, will be a candidate for the vacant seat for that riding in the Waipawa County Council.

Last evening, as Constable GORDON was walking from Hastings to Havelock to inquire into the fire there, he was run into and knocked down by somebody driving a horse and trap. No lights were carried on the vehicle. He was severely bruised and shaken, and he also sustained a fracture of the left leg. The driver, whoever he was, manifested the most brutal indifference as to the injuries he had inflicted, and drove off at a rapid rate, leaving the constable lying helpless on the ground. He was subsequently found there by a passer-by, who took the news on to Hastings........the constable was then brought on to the Napier hospital, where he is now progressing favorably.

HB Herald, June 2, 1894
Death - RAWDEN - At Hastings, on June 1st, Henry (Harry) RAWDEN, aged 58 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, King-street, at 2.30 p.m. this day (Saturday). -S.T. TONG, undertaker.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr W.R. BLYTHE, J.P., Alexander MORRISON, for drunkenness, was cautioned and discharged.

Messrs FENTON and Sons, the well-known hatters, are removing their Napier business to the shop next to Messrs H. WILLIAMS and Sons.

Nominations for the first and second matches of the Hawke's Bay Gun Club's winter meeting close to-day with the secretary,
Mr W.D. IRELAND, Hastings.

Mr J.R. REDSTONE, who has been manager of the Napier Bus Company since its formation, is leaving their service to go to Gisborne to take over a bait and livery stable business in that town.

Mr W.R. TAYLOR, M.A., late scholar and senior classical prizeman of St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, and who has been for some time resident in Napier, has received a teacher's certificate, class B, division 2, from the New Zealand Education Department.

HB Herald, June 5, 1894

Dr. BAKEWELL announces in our advertising columns that as he is leaving Napier at the end of this week he can only be consulted until Thursday evening.

At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., Margaret HUNTER, on remand charged with the larceny of underclothing, was sentenced to seven days' hard labor.

The Hawke's Bay hounds met on Saturday at Flaxmere Gate. There was a large turn-out, and a good run of some miles over a course including portions of the properties of Messrs WILLIAMS, ORMOND, and RUSSELL. There were a few large fences, but all were negotiated safely, the run being a very pleasant one.

The many friends of Mr D.A. STURROCK will be glad to learn that the committee of the Blenheim school district have unanimously recommended his appointment to be head-master of the large school there. Mr STURROCK will be missed in Napier. His work at the Napier school has been high-class, and he has also been prominent in musical circles. The Blenheim Board of Education meet to-morrow, and will no doubt adopt the recommendation.

Miss HEATH's minuet classes commence this evening.

We have received the rules and memorandum of association of the Incorporated Institute of Accountants in New Zealand. Of the fifteen original members three - Mr H.A. BANNER, Mr W.T. IRVINE, and Mr C.B . HOADLEY - are Napier accoountants.

A Jeremy DIDDLER who pretends to be a sailor is going about Napier and the Spit selling a worthless species of tweed under false pretences. He tells a story about having brought the cloth from "furrin parts," and offers it at a reduction because he is pressed for money. Householders and others are warned to be on their guard against characters of this stamp.


HB Herald, June 7, 1894

Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU yesterday offered for sale by auction lot 3, part of town section 311, Hastings-street. The section, which has a frontage of 33 feet by a depth of 100 feet, has on it a four-roomed cottage, and the property was put up at auction subject to a mortgage of ?200. The property was bought in by the mortgagee, Mr J.G. GILBERD.

Yesterday morning at Hastings Mr H. NAPHTALI sustained a serious shaking and severe injuries to both legs through being knocked down by a baker's cart. The boy in charge of the cart was driving at a rapid rate over the railway crossing at Heretaunga-street, and Mr NAPHTALI, who was crossing the road, was knocked down. An information against the boy for reckless driving was at once lodged, and several persons who saw the affair came forward and volunteered their evidence. The case will probably be heard on the 14th instant.
HB Herald, June 8, 1894
Birth - ALLAN - At Awarua, Te Aute, on June 7th, 1894, the wife of A.L. ALLAN, Esq., of a daughter. Both well.

Marriage - CLARK-DIAMANTI - At the Roman Catholic Church, Danevirke, on the 6th June, by the Rev. Father KEEGAN, Albert Burton, second son of the late J.C. CLARK, of Nelson, to Mary Ellen, fourth daughter of Captain Charles Leopold DIAMANTI, of Havelock, Marlborough.

Death - BADDELEY - At the Railway Hotel, Danevirke, on the 11th June, Thomas, the second son of the late Samuel HADDELEY, aged 28.

We yesterday stated that a house sold by auction by Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU had been bought in by the mortgagee, Mr J.G. GILBERD. We are requested to say that he was only mortgagee in his capacity of trustee for the Court of Foresters.

We have received from Mr E.J. MOUNTIER a mounted photograph of his drawing of Napier in the year 1864. This picture, in addition to its artistic merits, has a decided historic value. The contrast between the shingle beach of thirty years ago, with its few unpretentious edifices, and the Napier of to-day, constitutes an object lesson in the progress of this district and of the colony as a whole.

HB Herald, June 9, 1894

Some time after dark last night considerable damage was done to the ornamental iron fence surrounding Mr WATERWORTH's monumental masonry yard in Clive-square. The miscreant who did this must have been a strong man or else used a crowbar or similar instrument. A panel of the fence was torn out, and the Oamaru stone coping, fastened to the brickwork by an iron bolt going through the wall into the earth, was also dislodged. Possibly the perperator of this outrage may be the one who damaged the Herald office some days ago. It is very evident that we have not enough police protection.

Waipawa -

It is stated that Mr B.B. JOHNSON has fallen in for a handsome fortune by the death of his uncle, and that he left by the Ionic from Lyttelton the other day en route for his home in Armagh, Ireland. His many friends will be glad to hear of Mr JOHNSON's prospertiy.

The competition for the scholarships in connection with the Cathedral choir has now been concluded. Twenty-four boys competed, and the scholarships have been awarded to the following choristers: - Masters H. TANKARD, E. BOURGEOIS, H. MOUNTEIR, and G. HUNT.
HB Herald, Mon. June 11, 1894

Some petty thieves have now taken to stealing the planks used by poor men for the purposes of quarrying. Last week Mr KING, who works in a quarry in the Milton-road, had two planks stolen. As we have on former occasions remarked, it is very evident that we have not sufficient police protection in Napier.

The annual local examination in musical knowledge in connection with Trinity College, London, was held by the local secretary, Mr Hugh APLIN, in the old Provincial Chambers on Saturday. A large number of candidates presented themselves. The examination was under the supervision of Rev. D. SIDEY.

At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., an elderly man named Peter MILLAR was charged with giving tobacco to one of a gang of prisoners being marched from gaol to the Court-house. The offence was proved, and his Worship imposed a fine of ?5 and costs. The alternative was one month's hard labor, and prisoner went to gaol.

HB Herald, Tues. June 12, 1894
Death -

TODD - At Eskdale, Petane, on June 11th, 1894, Alexander TODD, late of Scotland, aged 56 years. Deeply regretted, as he leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss.

The funeral will leave deceased's late residence at 2 p.n. to-morrow (Wednesday) for Petane cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation.
- T.P. FULLER, Undertaker.

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

Samuel CALDWELL, Archibald FRASER, David ORANGE, and Robert DAY were charged with allowing horses to wander on the roads. None of the defendants appeared. The first two were each fined 1s and costs, and the others 5s and costs.

Mary Ann JONES, for drunkenness, was fined ?1 10s, and costs.

Joseph M'CABE, alias Joseph HOOPER, similarly charged, was convicted and discharged with a caution.

HB Herald, Wed. June 13, 1894
At the Magistrate's Cout yesterday James SADLER was convicted of drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

Mr C.H. CRANBY has imported a quantity of the famous "Circular Head" potatoes. These tubers are undoubtedly the favorite article in the Sydney market, their value always being ?1 per ton higher than any other variety imported. As our climate and soil are very similar to Northern Tasmania we see no reason why these potatoes should not grow to perfection here, and farmers might do worse than give them a trial.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., the further hearing of the charges of circulating obscene writings preferred against M. COLOTE, alias RUTTLEDGE, alias LONG, alias SMITH, was proceeded with. A postal note for 10s that had been cashed by prisoner was produced by the post office authorities. He offered no defence to the two charges. He was sentenced to three months' hard labor on each. In the first the costs and expenses of the prosecution came to ?5 2s 3d, and prisoner was ordered to pay that amount or go to gaol for another month. The costs in the second case amounted to ?1 8s, and the alternative imposed in this case was one week's hard labor. The whole sentence therefore amounted to seven months and one week's hard labor.

HB Herald, Thurs. June 14, 1894
Death -

NAPHTALI - At his residence, Bower-street, Napier, Hyman NAPHTALI, aged 28 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence to-morrow (Friday). The time will be stated in to-morrow's issue. Friends will please accept this intimation.

The late Mrs H.G. SPACKMAN, whose death at Gisborne is announced in our telegraph columns, leaves three young children.
Mr SPACKMAN has the widest sympathy of Napier people in his bereavment.

The City Saloon business conducted by Mr EAGLETON has been removed to one of the brick shops opposite the Bank of New South Wales. The decorative painting on the window, executed by Mr COTTON, has been much admired.

A meeting was held at the Napier fire station last night to form a new fire brigade, the old one having disbanded. The following were appointed:-

Superintendent, Mr T. WATERWORTH
Sub superintendent, Mr J.G. GILBERD
Senior Foreman, Mr W. HARTLEY
Second Foreman, Mr W. WHITE
Third Foreman, Mr C. SIMMONDS
Committee, Messrs S. COWLRICK, W. HARTLEY, H. FAULKNER, and W. WHITE
Secretary and treasurer, Mr W. GRAY.

The committee subsequently met and made the following appointments:-

First engineer, Mr T. FOTHERGILL
Second engineer, Mr J. EDLIN
Station-keeper, M. QUINN.
Dr. CARO has gone on a trip to England in the Rimutaka. Dr. MILNE-THOMPSON will attend to Dr. CARO's practice.

The funeral of the late Mr H. NAPHTALI will take place at 9 o'clock this morning. This early hour has been fixed upon because the Rev. Van SATEREN, of Wellington, who will conduct the funeral ceremony, must leave again by the express train for the South at 10.45 o'clock.

The second social was held on Wednesday evening in All Saints' schoolroom, Taradale, when there was a very good attendance, and a first-class programme was gone through. The following ladies and gentlemen assisted:-

Mesdames CROSS (2), M'GUIRE, RYMER, GIBSON (2)

Mr SHEFFIELD, of Napier, played several violen solos capitally, and the Rev. A.P. CLARKE contributed a solo which was much appreciated. The choir sang two glees very nicely indeed, and the accompaniments were played by Mr C.P. CLARKE, the organist and choirmaster of the church.

There appears every reason to suppose that the identity of the man found drowned in the Ngaruroro last Saturday will be satisfactorily established. A few weeks back a man named Peter THOMSON, living with his wife and family at the Spit, left to go into the country to look for work. Before going he asked his boy to write on a piece of paper the words "Peter JOHNSON, born in Australia," and a date was added which the lad thinks was "1836." The paper found upon the deceased man bore those words and that date. Mrs THOMSON will go to Clive to-day to see the clothes taken off the body. If they are those worn by her husband she will be able to identify them.

At the Hastings Police Court yesterday, before Dr. LINNEY and Mr W. BEILBY, Justices,

W. CHEER and G. MACDONALD were each fined ?5 and costs for killing native game with intent to sell it without a license.

Papara MOKONUI, for using abusive language to a railway official, was fined 10s and costs and expenses amounting to ?2 8s 5d.

Sydney NORTH, for driving after sunset a vehicle not carrying a light, was fined 5s and costs.

Walter ADAMS, similarly charged, was also fined 5s and costs.

Taranaki Te UA was also fined a similar amount for driving a vehicle without a light.

Urupeni PUHARA, for keeping an unregistered dog, was ordered to register it and pay a fine of 5s and costs.

HB Herald, Sat. June 16, 1894

Danevirke -

A laborer on the railway line, named JENSEN, of Norsewood, and who is a married man, was at 4.30 p.m. to-day accidentally run over by a ballast train and killed instantaneously. It is supposed that the unfortunate man was lighting his pipe under the lea of the engine, when it started and crushed him.

The funeral of the late Mr H. NAPHTALI took place yesterday morning in the Napier cemetery. The funeral ceremony was conducted by the Rev. H. Van STAVEREN, who came up from Wellington specially for the purpose. A number of prominent citizens followed the remains to the grave, among them being the Mayor, Dean HOVELL, Mr CARNELL, M.H.R., and
Dr. de LISLE. The Jewish burial service was most impressively read by the Rabbi.

Hastings -

The final selection for the Hawke's Bay County Football Club in their match against the Caledonians is as follows:-

Full-back, A. M'RAE
Three-quarters, J. CULLEN, C. CAULTON, and JOHNNY
Wing forwards, W. DUNCAN and SINCLAIR
Emergencies, backs, MATHESON, TIKENS, and NIKORA; forwards, PEETI, JORDAN, and AWHI.

HB Herald, June 18, 1894.

Constable NORWOOD, who has for some time acted as police clerk in Napier, has been promoted to be first class constable. The promotion is in connection with the rescue by him some time ago of a man who was in danger of being drowned in the surf.

Sergeant-Major PRATT, of Nelson, arrived in Napier on Saturday, having in charge a prisoner named Edward MORTIMER. The latter is charged with having stolen an overcoat and some jewellery from Mr C. PALMER's stables on the 3rd of May last, and was arrested by the police in Nelson. He will be brought up at the Magistrate's Court this morning.

In our Friday's issue we stated that the body of the unknown man found drowned in the Ngaruroro on Saturday week would probably prove to be that of a man named THOMSEN, a Spit resident. This turns out to be the case. Mrs THOMSEN has identified the clothes found upon the body as those worn by her husband when he left home last month to look for work in the country........It is not known why deceased caused to be written the paper which was found when his body was recovered, as his name, according to his wife, was not JOHNSON, and he was not born in Australia, but in Scandinavia.

HB Herald, June 19. 1894
Danevirke -

At the inquest on the late Nils Christian JENSEN, held on Saturday, it transpired that upon the engine starting he was caught by the cowcatcher below the knees and thrown on his back on the line, and in that position he was dragged about four yards over the sleepers, breaking his spine and several ribs. A verdict of accidental death was returned, and all concerned were exonerated from blame.

The man Edward MORTIMER, who on the 3rd of May last stole an overcoat and some jewellery from Mr C. PALMER's stable, was yesterday brought up in custody before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., charged with the offence. The charge was fully proved by the evidence of Sergeant-Major PRATT, Arthur PALMER, and Detective KIRBY........prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to four months' hard labor.

The sittings of the Supreme Court will open this morning, the proceedings commencing with the swearing of the Grand Jury and the empannelling of the Petit Jury. Among the latter will be some Maori jurymen, summoned to try a case in which a man is charged with criminal assault upon a Maori girl. There are a number of criminal cases to be heard, and the sittings will probably prove protracted. The following is a list of the cases set down for trial:-

Thomas Arthur WALKER, horse-stealing
Allan M'LEOD, killing a cow and stealing carcase
Alfred JAMES, receiving stolen property
William Francis BYRNE, obtaining goods under false pretences
James SWEENEY, indecent assault and rape
Charles Wright HEWITT, alias Charles WILLIAMS, forgery
Michle ALEXANDER, receiving goods dishonestly obtained
Norman Gustavas HALL, alias G.E. SMITH, forgery
Barnard REID and Andrew COOPER, breaking and entering
James REYNOLDS, Waipawa, stealing letters containing valuable enclosures entrusted to him to post.

The late Dennis LYNCH, whose death is referred to elsewhere, was brother of Mrs GLEESON, of the Empire Hotel......At the inquest........the jury returned a verdict of "found drowned." In addition to his sister deceased leaves two brothers. One keeps the Aurora Hotel, Auckland, and the other lives at Hamilton.

HB Herald, June 20, 1894

Mr S. CARNELL, M.H.R., accompanied by his wife and daughter, left by the express train yesterday to attend to his Parliamentary duties in Wellington. Captain RUSSELL proceeds to the Empire City to-day.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Messrs F.C. FULTON and H.P. COHEN, Justices, judgment was given for plaintiff in each of the following civil cases:-

HARFORD v. T. BAKER, ?10, costs ?1 6s 6d.
O'ROURKE v. AMUNDSEN, ?5, costs 9s.
BALL v. Matua TIPENE, ?97 11s 6d, costs ?5 14s.
NYMNAND(?) and WILLIAMS v. C. YOUNG, judgment debt of ?5 18s, debtor to pay forthwith or to be imprisoned for 14 days.
Death -

FLYNN - At Shakespeare-road, Napier, on June 20th, Bridget, the beloved wife of Joseph FLYNN, aged 33, leaving a sorrowing husband and daughter and son. R.I.P. - Home papers please copy.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr J.S. LARGE, J.P., a man named John WILSON was charged with drunkenness. As he was in a shaky condition from drink he was remanded for a week to be dealt with by the gaol surgeon..We are informed that this man came to town a few weeks ago with ?50, and that he quickly got rid of the lot, and on Tuesday night he begged a shelter from the Salvation Army. Not being able to sleep he wandered into the streets before 4 o'clock yesterday morning, and was so evidently unfit to take care of himself that he was locked up.

A young man named Frank SMITH, who has been on Maraekakaho station for a number of years, met with a bad gun accident on Tuesday afternoon. Having shot a hare he dismounted from his horse and picked up the game, placing his gun, which had one barrel loaded, against a wire fence. He then remounted, and as he lifted the gun by the mozzle, the trigger caught in the wires and the charge went through his right wrist. He galloped back to the station and Mr A. M'LEAN had a team of horses harnessed and conveyed the sufferer to Hastings, where he was attended by Drs. LINNEY and NAIRN. The injured man was put under chloroform, his wound was attended to, and he is doing as well as can be expected.

HB Herald, June 21, 1894

The second of a series of social dances which was held last evening in the Gaiety Theatre was even more successful than the preceding one. About 200 people attended.......The intervals between the various dances were filled by songs, &c., contributed by Misses M'SHANE and CONNOR and Messrs A. BODEN, ROWE, and TREMAINE.....The music was supplied by Miss MANEY in her usual excellent style, an extra being nicely played by Miss GLEESON. Mr T. CONNOR made a most efficient M.C. Dancing was kept up till midnight.

Hastings -

There has been considerable anxiety felt to-day with regard to Mr Frank SMITH, who met with the unfortunate gun accident at Maraekakaho yesterday, by which his hand was almost severed from his arm. Every precaution has been taken which may result in the saving of the hand, but the trouble to be feared is tetanus, the main artery having been severely lacerated. Mr F. SMITH is staying at Mr LUCKIE's by which his friends will know that he is receiving every kindness and assistance.

HB Herald, June 22, 1894

Marriage -

STARK-CHAPMAN - At the Presbyterian Church, Hastings, on June 20th, 1894, by the Rev. A. MORRISON, James, eldest son of the late William STARK, Mohaka, to Jessie, second daughter of the late Henry Charles CHAPMAN, Hastings. - "Wairoa Guardian" please copy.

Death -

FLYNN - At her residence, Shakespeare-road, Napier, on June 20th, Bridget, the beloved wife of Joseph FLYNN, aged 55 years. Deeply regretted. R.I.P.
The funeral will leave her late residence for the Catholic Church at half-past 2 o'clock this (Friday) afternoon.

(Due to poor legibility, I previously reported Bridget FLYNN's age as 35. According to this notice, her age was undoubtedly 55.)
At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr M. LASCELLES, J.P., William ADAIR was fined 10s and costs for being drunk at Clive.

The Supreme Court was occupied all day yesterday with the further hearing of the case, commenced on Wednesday, in which Allan M'LEOD and Alfred James SYMONDS were charged with shooting a cow......There was practically no dispute as to the main facts, it being admitted that M'LEOD shot the animal in question and that SYMONDS had a considerable portion of the meat. The Crown held that the cow, which was a tame one, was wilfully shot as such, the defence being that it was shot as one of some wild cattle that M'LEOD and others went into the bush to hunt.......the jury, without leaving the box, returned a verdict of not guilty. Prisoners were accordingly discharged.

HB Herald, June 23, 1894
Alfred MUNN was brought up on remand at the Magistrate's Court yesterday charged with assaulting his wife. Defendant pleaded guilty. The gaol surgeon stated that he was doubtful of the man's sanity, although not prepared to say that he ought to be confined in an asylum. He recommended that defendant be again remanded for medical examination..... Jane Ann MUNN, wife of defendant, applied for a protection order and for the custody of her infant children. The application was granted.

A well-known landmark in the shape of a two story house at the corner of Milton-road and Battery-road, occupied by Mr ANDREWS and family, was partially destroyed by fire yesterday morning........Miss ANDREWS, who was in bed upstairs, was roused by hearing a crackling noise, and upon rising found that the house was on fire. She had barely time to escape.......By means of hard work the fire was subdued after about ?100 worth of damage had been done. Mr ANDREWS was uninsured, and is a loser to the extent of about ?50. The house, which is the property of Mrs W. PARKER, was insured for ?200 in the National Office.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., Michael RYAN was convicted of drunkenness, and discharged with a caution.

Mrs M'INTOSH, the proprietress of the "New Zealand Hair Restorer," informs us that she has appointed Mr A. ECCLES, of the Masonic Pharmacy, sole agent for Hawke's Bay. The mixture is highly spoken of by those who have used it, and Mr ECCLES is meeting with a ready sale of the article.

Mr C.H. CRANBY, the well-known seed and grain merchant and commission agent, has received the appointment of district agent for Hawke's Bay of the Palstine Insurance Company, Limited, of Manchester.

HB Herald, Mon. June 25, 1894
Marriage -

HORTON-BEALE - On June 13th, at the Baptist Church, Napier, by the Rev. G.D. COX, Bertha, third daughter of D.H.L. BEALE, of Christchurch, to Tom HORTON, third son of T.F. HORTON, of Napier.

Deaths -

WHITE - On June 22nd, at his residence, Oakburne, Porangahau, John WHITE, aged 53.

BAKER - On Saturday, June 23rd, 1894, Mr John BAKER, aged 74.

FARRELL - At Macdonald-street, Napier, on the 24th of June, 1894, John FARRELL, late of the Irish Constabulary, aged 73.

At the Magistrate's Court on Saturday, before Mr J.W. NEAL, J.P.,

Robert M'KERROW, for drunkenness, was fined ?1 and costs.

Robert KENNEDY, similarly charged, was convicted and discharged with a caution.

Mr John WHITE, whose death is referred to by our Waipawa correspondent, was one of the earliest of the pioneer settlers of Hawke's Bay. His career was a good illustration of what can be achieved by sagacity allied to perseverance. His widow and family will have the sympathy of a wide circle in their bereavement.

A good number of the friends of Mr W.E. CHAPMAN, of Messrs WILLIAMS and KETTLE, Limited, assembled at the Spit on Saturday to wish him bon voyage, as he was starting on a holiday trip to Australia. Mr CHAPMAN has been engaged for the past nine years at the port, where he has earned the esteem of a large circle by his never failing courtesy and good humor.
HB Herald, Tues. June 26, 1894
Mr S. EVISON, who formerly kept the Railway Hotel at the Spit, died yesterday at Gisborne. So long back as 38 years ago Mr EVISON kept a public-house in Napier, his hostelry being known as the Victoria, and situated in Onepoto Gully. The deceased came to Hawke's Bay in 1858, with the 65th Foot, otherwise the "Bengal Tigers." He was through the Waikato war.

A civil case was waltzed through in exceptionally fast time at the Supreme Court yesterday. James THOMPSON sued to recover ?100 from George MERRITT, as rent for land the property of plaintiff. He also sued for an order of the Court compelling defendant to give up possession of the land, legal notice to quit which had been served upon him. Defendant did not appear. Mr CORNFORD, who appeared for plaintiff, called evidence to prove the ownership of the land and the serving of the notice to quit upon MERRITT. The Chief Justice reserved his decision till to-morrow.

At the Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Dr. SPENCER and Mr J.W. NEAL, Justices,

James NEALE, for drunkenness, was cautioned and discharged.

William NEWRICK, for allowing two horses to wander, was fined 2s and costs.

Alfred ANDERSON, a boy, was charged with assaulting a boy named William La BROOM, and the mother of the latter, Ellen La BROOM was charged with using provoking and insulting language to Christina ANDERSON, mother of the first-named lad.

Mr DINWIDDIE appeared for La BROOM and Mr KENNEDY for ANDERSON. The Bench dismissed both cases, and cautioned the boy ANDERSON, remarking that he appeared to have been the cause of all the trouble.

Thomas Arthur WALKER, who last week pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a horse, and concerning whose sanity doubts were expressed, was yesterday sentenced to nine months hard labor.

James REYNOLDS, who had pleaded guilty to stealing post letters, was brought up for sentence.......His Honor said that he would like a report by the Probation Officer, and ordered prisoner to be brought up again on Friday for sentence.......

HB Herald, Wed. June 27, 1894

The special annual service in connection with St. Augustine's Church will be held this evening at 7.30 o'clock. The Dean of Waiapu will preach. Mr T. SLADE will sing a solo during the evening.

Waipawa -

The coroner has gone to Norsewood to hold an inquest on the body of Mrs Edward HANSEN, who died very suddently yesterday. It appears that deceased was confined a fortnight ago, and had partly recovered, and was about on Sunday, but felt a bit unwell. On Monday morning she was apparently all right, and was sitting up in bed, when she suddenly lay back and expired. There is at present nothing to indicate the cause of death. No doctor has been in attendance, but a Mrs SWAINSON acted as nurse.

Mr WILKINSON, organist at St. Mary's, Waipukurau, in trying to cross the Waipawa river on Sunday morning, got a good wetting in an ineffectual attempt, and had eventually to go round by the traffic bridge.

Woodville -

The Courthouse had a very narrow escape from total destruction by fire this morning at a quarter to 8 o'clock. Mr W. M'KIBBIN when going down to his shop noticed the Chourthouse chimney on fire, and immediately gave an alarm........Although no flame was to be seen the whole of the inside of the building was full of smoke.....all or almost all the things inside were saved. Nothing is known at present as to how the fire occurred, the constable in charge (Mr TREANNOR) being away at the time........

HB Herald, Thurs. June 28, 1894

Marriage -

WALTON-BANKS - At St. Matthew's Church, Hastings, by the Rev. J. HOBBS, Arthur Phipson, eldest son of Elijah WALTON, of Bromagrove, Worcester, England, to Eva Lilian, eldest daughter of George BANKS, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, N.Z.

The case of SHEATH v. SHEATH, the wife's petition for divorce, is set down for hearing tomorrow morning. The case is expected to last until Saturday.

Miss ORMOND's nomination for the Bracelet event at the Jockey Club's meeting today, ILIAD, while training on Tuesday broke a leg and had to be destroyed.

The following will represent the Stars against the Caledonians third team this week:-


HB Herald, Sat. June 30, 1894

REYNOLDS, who recently pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing post letters, was yesterday brought up before his Honor the Chief Justice for sentence. In passing a sentence of 18 months' hard labor his Honor remarked upon the serious nature of the offence, and said that had prisoner been older a much heavier sentence would have been passed.

Dr. P. MENZIES, honorary surgeon to the F Battery of Artillery, commenced last night in the Garrison Hall his course of ambulance lectures to volunteers. There was a good attendance.......

The Cyclist Alliance standard cap and silver bades, won by Mr James BISSELL, of the Wanderers' Club, are to be presented to him this evening at 8 o'clock in the meeting room attached to the Masonic Hotel facing the Marine parade. Mr R.D.D. M'LEAN, president of the club, has consented to make the presentation if he is in town.....

Hastings -

At the Magistrate's Court today, before Mr W. BEILBY, J.P., Thomas DICKINSON was charged with attempting to defraud the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club of the sum of ?9 14s......The case was adjourned until Tuesday next, bail being grantged and at once forthcoming.

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