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Tues. Jan. 1, 1895 - This issue was published, but no copy is available.

Wed. Jan. 2, 1895 - Missing pages.

HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 3, 1895

In 1893 there were 37 bankruptcies in Napier. Last year the number was 26.

Mr A. GOODWIN, who was injured at the Onga Onga races, has asked us to publish the following:-

"Dear Sir, - Permit me through your columns to thank the Rev. Father KEEGAN, of Waipawa, for his kindness to me when I met with an accident at the Onga Onga race-course.

The value of advertising in the Herald was once more exemplified yesterday morning. Mr W. CROWIE lost a purse containing a sum of money and offered a good reward. Mr R. WOOD, of Messrs CONROY and Co., immediately got his eye on the advertisement, and before 9 a.m. the purse was restored to its original owner, the finder declining the reward.

Mr F.D. LUCKIE, junr., brought into Napier yesterday a splendid specimen of the wild horse, a black stallion about 14 hands 2 inches in height, which he had himself captured after an exciting chase lasting nearly six hours, on the Karangarea Plains.......

A quiet wedding was solemnised at the Cathedral yesterday afternoon, Dean HOVELL being the celebrant, when Dr. ATTERBURY, of Akaroa, Canterbury, was married to Miss Ethel Jane Forster HILL, daughter of Mr Thomas HILL, late Collector of Customs at Auckland. The bride, who was attired in white, was attended by the Misses RINGWOOD and Von DADELZEN, Mr C. KENNEDY acting as the bridegroom's best man. Mr G.N. PIERCE gave the bride away. At the conclusion of the ceremony Mr Maughan BARNETT played the "Wedding March," and the bridal party drove to the residence of Mr PIERCE, where the toast of "Health, Wealth, and Prosperity" to the bride and bridgeroom was drunk with enthusiasm.

Hastings -

One lesson taught, at terrible cost, by the untimely death of E. MOORE is that very great care should b e taken as to the disposal of such a powerful poison as the preparations of carbolic acid as supplied for domestic use prove to be. From the medical evidence given it was seen that recovery after taking even a tablespoonful is almost an impossib ility, the partial restoration being followed in most cases by sudden collapse..........

Marriages -

CANNING-BUSBY - On January 1st, at Pourerere, by the Venerable Archdeacon Samuel WILLIAMS, Davis, eldest son of the late J.D. CANNING, of Oakbourne, Porangahau, to Kathleen Mary, second daughter of William BUSBY, of Pourerere.

ATTERBURY-HILL - On the 2nd January, 1895, at the Napier Cathedral, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Waiapu, Walter ATTERBURY, M.D., of Akaroa, Canterbury, to Ethel Jane Forster, third daughter of Thomas HILL, late Collector of Customs, Auckland.

HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 4, 1895
Waipawa -

Mr H. GAISFORD has sold all his horses and has retired from the turf.

It is now settled that Mr T.P. RUSSELL and Mr and Mrs MONTGOMERY will go Home in July next, and that a Mr FORD, a well-known station manager in Canterbury, will have charge of Woburn.

HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 5, 1895

Mr D.C. BIRCH sends us his record of rainfall for last year, registered at the wool-shed, Erewhon, 2600 feet above level of sea:-

January 4.61 inches
February 3.14
March 1.48
April 3.75
May 4.79
June 4.04
July 7.26
August 3.20
September 6.28
October 2.22
November 3.05
December 1.92

Total 45.74

The will of the late Mr J. DILWORTH, of Auckland, has been read. After providing for the establishment of an Educational Institute as already noted, and sundry charitable bequests to employees, Mr DILWORTH bequeaths an annuity of ?100 per annum to his sister, Mrs MOSSMAN, of Poverty Bay, and a similar amount to his niece, Mrs G. STUBBS, of Napier.

(As an ex-Aucklander, I was interested in this article. Presumably the educational institute referred to above is Dilworth College, still in existence when I left Auckland - 47 years ago - Judy).

A brisk peal on the town firebell brought out a large crowd of people last night. Enquiries elicited the fact that Mrs JACOBI, residing on the Marine parade, had gone into her bedroom carrying a lamp, which being placed too near the curtains caused the latter to become ignited. The flames spread to the wall paper and the furniture in the room. The neighbors hearing the cries of the JACOBI household rushed in, and water being available, quickly quenched the flames but not before several pounds' worth of damage had been done. In the meantime someone had hurried along and sounded the alarm as stated. Before the engines could be got out, however, word came that the brigade would not be needed.

Waipawa -

The following are the vital statistics for the Waipawa district for the year 1804: Births 101, marriages 17, deaths 38.

In 1893 there were 86 births, 14 marriages, and 22 deaths. Thus there has been an increase under each heading
.HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 6, 1895
Births -

WALLIS - At Waipiro, on December 23rd, 1894, the wife of A.H. WALLIS, of a daughter.

MUIR - At Chaucer-road North, on January 4th, the wife of James A. MUIR, of a daughter.

HB Herald, Jan. 7, 1895

According to the HUNTERVILLE Express, Mr John ANDREWS, for the last two or three years a laborer on the co-operative works at MAKOHINE, has been left by relations in Hawke's Bay the handsome fortune of ?40,000.

Mr W.T. SHARP, the newly-appointed organist of NAPIER Cathedral, is expected here about the 16th instant to commence his duties.........Mr SHARP has held the position of organist of St. John 's Church, ASHFIELD (a suburb of SYDNEY), for the last ten years.

On Saturday an accident, which fortunately was not attended with very serious results, occurred to two of the Misses RUSSELL, daughters of Captain RUSSELL, at HASTINGS. While out driving they pulled up on the side of the road to speak to the Rev. J. HOBBS, when from some unexplained cause their horse bolted. The carriage was partially overturned, and the two ladies were thrown with great force on to the road. Both were very much shaken and partially stunned, and were at once taken into the parsonage, where for several hours Miss RUSSELL remained unconscious. Drs. FAULKNOR and NAIRN were speedily in attendance, and found that neither of the ladies were dangerously hurt. On inquiry yesterday our HASTINGS correspondent found that Miss RUSSELL was much better though suffering from the effects of the shock. Miss Cora RUSSELL was practically unhurt. After the accident the vehicle sppears to have righted itself, for the horse galloped up on the main street until he reached M!
r BEECROFT's, where he was pulled up.

The first case under the shearers' accommodation clause of the Factories Act, 1894, has just been heard at the RIVERTON Magistrate's Court, and illustrates very forcibly the hardship which may be inflicted under this Act if it is not administered with a certain amount of discretion.

The defendant was one James ANDERSON, a farmer in the MONTE CHRISTO block, WAIMATUKU. He was charged with providing insufficient accommodation for his four shearers, for whom bunks were rigged up at one end of the shed. They did not complain, and testified in Court that they were satisfied. But the inspector thought otherwise, and ordered a partition to be put up.

Mr ANDERSON explained that shearing was just being finished, and that he could not put up a partition before the shed was cut out. Nevertheless he was hauled to Court and had to pay a mitigated fine and expenses amounting to ?6. Granted that the partition ought to have been erected, it would have quite met the justice of the case if the defendant had been told to erect it before the next shearing season came round.

Death -

APLIN - On November 26th last, at the residence of her son, Dr. Alfred APLIN, NOTTINGHAM, Frances, relict of Robert APLIN, late of Wenford House, HEAVITREE, EXETER, mother of Hugh APLIN, of this town, in her 80th year.

Captain BOWSER, NAPIER's genial Town Clerk, has returned from his fortnightly holiday (which he spent in al fresco pursuits, such as riding, fishing, boating, &c., at MAHIA Peninsula) and, we are glad to relate, has much benefited by the change.

The following team will play for the tradesmen against the HASTINGS team on Wednesday afternoon.....

HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 9, 1895

Messrs A.A. GEORGE, W.G. MARTIN, and T. HENNESSEY, of HASTINGS, have been appointed delegates to the Oddfellows' district meeting.

The HAWERA Borough Council, on the casting vote of the Mayor, have approved of a report advising the lighting of the town by electricity.

A man named M'DONALD, of MASTERTON, who filed his petition in bankruptcy five months ago, and upon whom fortune has since smiled, has juSt paid his creditors 20s in the ?1.

The following team has been selected to represent the HASTINGS Cricket Club against the NAPIER tradesmen:-


A five-year old boy named Arthur NICHOLL died at CLIVE on Monday night, and an inquest was held yesterday. The evidence went to show that the child was suffering from pneumonia. Dr. LINNEY deposed that the medicine supplied by r W.J. TYERMAN, chemist, of HASTINGS, was just the right thing, and what he would have prescribed himself. The jury (which was presided over by Mr STANFORD, coroner) brought in a verdict of "Death from natural causes".

The Garrison Band has elected the following office-bearers for the ensuing year:-
President, Major WOOD
Vice-presidents, Hon. Major BLYTHE, Captains SMITH, CHICKEN, and M'CARTNEY, Messrs S. CARNELL, M.H.R., J.S. LARGE, J.V. BROWN, and H.P. COHEN
Bandmaster, Mr George HAWKINS (re-elected)
Hon. secretary, Mr A.E. RENOUI (re-elected)
Hon. treasurer, Mr W. MADIGAN
Committee, Messrs D'ANTHREAU, E. WALTON, BROCK, and KING
Custodian, Mr R. KESSELL (re-elected).

The ninth annual meeting of the HASTINGS Volunteer Fire Brigade was held last night.....Two months' leave of absence was granted to Branchman ANDERSON. The following officers were elected:-
Foreman No. 1 Mr HEITH
Manual engine foreman, Mr HENRY
Assistant branchemn, J. MEAD, J. DILL, J. EPPS, H. STANLEY.


Mr M'LEAN, carpenter, who left here for COOLGARDIE, has returned to HAWKE'S BAY. It appears that he did not get nearer than PERTH, and from what he heard and saw there resolved to make tracks home again as soon as possible.

Mr W. MADDISON, who left about the same time has returned to AUCKLAND.

Mr Sydney JOHNSTON, of ORUAWHARE, leaves for England shortly.

It has long been felt that the parish of TARADALE requires more than one clergyman to carry out at all efficiently the work necessitated by such a large tract of country as that contained within the parish. We are glad, therefore, to be able to congratulate the parishioners in that the efforts to obtain a curate have proved successful. The Rev. Horace KLINGENDER, of PATEA, West Coast, who has been appoined to the curacy, is riding through, and expects to arrive at TARADALE in a day or two. Mr KILNGENDER's (note different spelling) time will be spent almost entirely up country, thus enabling the incumbent of the parish to give most of his attention to those who live nearer the centre.
Marriages -

BLAKISTON-HUNTER - On the 22nd December, 1894, at St. John's Church, DANEVIRKE, N.Z., by the Rev. Edward ROBERTSHAWE, Reginald Norman, fourth son of C.R. BLAKISTON of CHRISTCHURCH, to Annie Constance, second daughter of the late William H. HUNTER, of PORANGAHAU, Hawke's Bay, N.Z.

DE LA HAYE-TAYLOR - At the Cathedral, NAPIER, by the Dean of WAIAPU, John, eldest son of John DE LA HAYE, farmer, WOODVILLE, to Emily, second daughter of James TAYLOR, NAPIER.

HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 10, 1895

Death -PETERS - At Auckland, on 7th January, 1895, Andrew PETERS, of ROSENEATH, Hawke's Bay. The funeral will leave St. Patrick's Church, Munroe street, to-day (Thursday), at 3.30 p.m. for the Napier Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation. Thomas DURNEY, Undertaker.The body of the late Mr A. PETERS will arrive at NAPIER by the Mararoa this morning, and will be taken to St. Patrick's Church, where it will remain till 3.30 p.n., before interment in the NAPIER cemetery beside remains of his late wife. The Rev. Father GROGAN will officiate at the services at the church and at the grave.

Constable ISLEWOOD has arrived in NAPIER to take up the duties vacated by Constable M'CALLUM, who resigned a short time back.

His Excellency the Governor has been amusing himself by rabbit shooting at Messrs BEETHAM BROS.' BRANCEPETH Station, WAIRARAPA.

Mr L. STEAD has resigned his position as a member of the NAPIER district school committee. His intimation of the fact elicited many expressions of regret last night.

Recent statistics show that out of 102 major operations for cancer performed in the JEYPORE hospital (BENGAL, INDIA) 61 were performed on strict vegetarians, and only 41 on meat eaters.

An election in connection with the Hospital Board is to be held at the Provincial Chambers at noon to-day. Mr H. WILLIAMS has retired from his seat and has been again nominated, and Mr MOELLER has been proposed for the vacancy caused by the retirement of Mr G.S.V. WENLEY. No other candidates are likely to come forward.

An inquest on the body of the unfortunate man George HOWARD was held before Mr F. SUTTON, J.P. (deputy coroner) and a jury of six yesterday morning. Evidence similar to the account already published by us was elicited, and the following verdict was returned:- "That deceased died from the effects of a dose of prussic acid administered by his own hand."

A meeting of creditors was held yesterday at HASTINGS in the estate of James MEAD, contractor. Mr B.L. KNIGHT was voted to the chair in the absence of the Official Assignee. The liabilities were ?241 12s 1d, and the assets nil. The debtor was examined by Mr LOUGHNAN on behalf of some workmen to whom wages were due, with a view to showing that the bankrupt had made preferential payments in connection with a building contract which had resulted in loss and caused his bankruptcy. The evidence was referred to the Official Assignee. Mr W. DINWIDDIE represented the debtor.

Mrs SCRIMGEOUR's garden party fixed for today had to be postponed on account of the rain until Wednesday next week.
HB Herald, Fri. JaN. 11, 1895

At a meeting of contributors to the NAPIER hospital, which was moderately attended, Mr COHEN was re-elected chairman of the Board, and Messrs H. WILLIAMS (re-elected) and F. MOELLER were elected as trustees.

The POVERTY BAY representative cricketers will commence their matches against the local clubs today, their opponents being the WAIAPU Cricket Club. The following are the names of the players:-

W.L.O. REES (captain), WHITE, and G. STAITE.


HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 12, 1895
Mr GUTHRIE informs us that the rainfall at TUTIRA LAKE for December was 71 inches.

Messrs C.B. HOADLEY and CO. report the sale of the vacant part of HASTINGS town section No. 248, corner of MARKET street, with 33 feet frontage to HERETAUNGA road, for the sum of ?900.

Mr Charles CANNING's yacht, ATALANTA, which has been receiving an overhaul on the slip, is now ready for sea, and will sail for Wellington as soon as the sea moderates and fine weather again sets in. She will take part in the WELLINGTON regatta, and it is hoped she may succeed in annexing some of the substantial prizes to be competed for.

The NAPIER Cricket Club will put the following team in the field this afternoon for the cup match on the Recreation Ground against the HAWKE's BAY COUNTY:


The hospitalities of afternoon tea have been kindly taken in hand by Mesdames WOLSTENHOLME and WHITE, and Miss MARTIN.

A meeting of the PORT AHURIRI school committee was held last night. Present - Messrs ESSEX (in the chair), LAWS, MILLER, HODGKINSON, and BENSON. Mr FREEMAN was appointed as delegate to the committee of management of the hospital celebration. D. M'CARTHY was nominated as a teacher under the Education Board. The resignation of Mr NORGROVE as a committeeman WAS RECEIVED, AND cAPTAIN m'alister WAS ELECTED IN HIS STEAD. tHE LATTER AND mR benson WERE APPOINTED TO ACT AS A VISITING COMMITTEE......
HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 14, 1895
We learn that the marriage of Colonel FOX and Miss Cora RUSSELL will take place on the 6th February.

Our HASTINGS correspondent advises us that Miss RUSSELL has sufficiently recovered from her late accident to be able to leave her bed.

The dead body of a man named Luke HUSCHORI was found in the Tutaekuri river near PUKETAPU on Saturday.
Mr BALLANTYNE, a storekeeper at PUKETAPU, found the deceased's hat and boots......which led to a search, with the above result. Mr F. SUTTON, deputy coroner, proceeded to PUKETAPU on Saturday evening and held an inquest, with the result that an open verdict was returned.

At the S.M. Court on Saturday morning, before Messrs F. SUTTON and J.H. VAUTIER, J.P.'s, a man named MILLIGAN was sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labor for stealing a watch from Peter PETERSON, of PAPAKURA.

A youth named Marshall ALLEN, proved to have stolen a watch from Peter STOCK, of MEANEE, was convicted and discharged as a first offender. The police gave the youth a good character.
HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 15, 1895
Marriage -

COLLISON-BRITTEN - At Wellington, on the 10th January Stephen Ernest COLLISON, third son of W.T. COLLISON, Esq., NORFOLK, England, to Elizabeth Bridget BRITTEN.

Mr SHARP, the successor to Mr Maughan BARNETT, is expected to arrive in NAPIER on the 17th inst.

Mr J. MAGINNITY's first term commences on 21 January next. His music room is in the Herald chambers, Tennyson street.

A prisoner now in the NAPIER gaol named James THOMPSON, alias MACNAMARA, will appear before the S.M. at HASTINGS today for horsestealing and larceny...

A man named BARLOW wandered away from the refuge yesterday morning and has not been since seen though search has been made by the police. The man is a little defective mentally, and some anxiety is expressed for his safety.

A person supposed to be prohibited named OLIVER appeared at the S.M. Court yesterday morning charged with drunkenness. The police confessed their inability to trace the source of his inebriation. A fine of 20s and costs was imposed, in default 48 hours' imprisonment.

A woman named REIDY gave the ;olice great trouble on Saturfday night through resisting arrest while in a state bordering on delerium through drink. On Sunday morning she was bailed out and ordered to apear at the S.M. Court yesterday morning. This she failed to do, soher bail was estreated.

A cricket match will take place at STOCK's tomorrow between the married and single members of the HASTINGS Cricket Club.


An accident happened yesterday afternoon to Mr and Mrs MOELLER, of this town. They were driving out to TARADALE when their horse became unmanageable, bolted, and collided with one of the Borough water carts. The result was that the buggy was overturned very violently, and the occupants were precipitated with great violence on to the road. A cab was soon available, and the unlucky couple were driven back to the Masonic hotel, where it was found that besides several facial bruises and a severe shaking, Mrs MOELLER had sustained a fracture of the small bone of her left arm. Mr MOELLER escaped with several abrasions and a severe shaking.


A pleasing little function took place at the Sunday school connected with St. Peter's Church, when the prizes for attendance were awarded. Before presenting them Mr E. BIBBY, jun., the superintendent, remarked on the pleasure it gave the teachers to give these prizes.......He then called on Mrs ECCLES to present the books, which were really very nice ones.

The following were the recipients:
1st prizes, John PETERS, Albert COLLETT, Harry SEBLEY, Amy SCHENK, and Olive TODD
2nd prizes, Louis PETERS, Ernest COLLETT, Ernest OAKENFUL, Beatrice FERRIS, and Alice FERRIS
3rd prize, Mary SEBLEY
Infants, Elsi SEBLEY, Olive PETERS and Mabel SEBLEY.

HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 16, 1895

Marriage - SMITH-NELSON - At HASTINGS, on 12th December, 1894, by the Rev. Archdeacon Samuel WILLIAMS, assisted by the Rev. J. HOBBS, Charles Alexander SMITH, of OIRIG, Hawke's Bay, to Mildred Gwendoline, second daughter of William NELSON, Tomoana, Hawke's Bay.
D. WILSON sued J. PURCHEON at the S.M. Court yesterday morning for assault, and claimed ?25 damages. The whole business arose out of a neighbors' quarrel, and took up a great deal of time.

Eventually Mr STANFORD gave a verdict for plaintiff for ?9 15s, with costs ?2 19s.
Mr CRESWELL represented plaintiff and Mr DINWIDDIE defendant.

The body of the unfortunate man Luke HUSHION was found in the TUTAEKURI River at OMARUNUI (over three miles below the spot where he is surmised to have entered the water) early yesterday morning. The body was taken on to PUKETAPU, where an inquest was held in the afternoon, Mr STANDFORD, acting coroner, presiding. The evidence of Dr. MENZIES was taken to the effect that the deceased had not recovered from the effects of a concussion sustained through an accident some weeks back. Several other witnesses were examined, but the finding of the jury was not available last evening.

HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 17, 1895
The following will represent the combined team against the POVERTY BAY Wanderers on the Recreation Ground today, play commencing at 11 o'clock:-


Mr W.J. WILLCOCKS, the local agent of the New Zealand Shipping Company, will shortly leave for a trip to the Old Country in search of health. Mr WILLCOCKS has now been a number of years amongst us, and has made many friends who will wish him a speedy return from his well earned holiday in recovered health and vigor.

The road race under the auspices of the Cash Amateur Cycling Club took place at HASTINGS yesterday evening, the course being from the Union Bank to Havelock and back. There were seven entrants, viz.,

W. COLE and H. SIMONDS (scratch)
W. STEVENS (30 sec)
C. CATTENACH (40 sec)
A.F. PIRANI and J. O'NEALE (1 min), and
H. THOMPSON (1 min 30 sec).

A large number of spectators were present to witness the finish, which resulted as follows:-


O'NEALE won with 10 sec to spare in 18 min.

As soon as the race was over protests were entered against O'NEALE on the ground that his bicycle was not an ordinary roadster. O'NEALE after passing the winning post rode on, and shortly afterwards returned on a heavier bicycle than he had ridden, which it was ascertained was not the one he rode in the race. The judges - Messrs MORRISON and HUNT - thereupon disqualified O'NEALE. Later on a committee meeting of the club was held, when the decision of the judges was upheld. The prizes, ?3, ?1, and 10s respectively therefore go to the second, third, and fourth competitors.
The letter left by Maggie MASON, who drowned herself at KAIWAIWAI, read as follows:-

"Just a few lines to let you know where I am and what I have done. You have been very good to me, and no one but myself knows it. Mother, you know I told you that I thought my head was going wrong and that I was going silly. So it has come to that at last. You will all know what I have done, and you will never find out where I got the money. It was given to me. There is one far away that he has been as deep as I have, but do not think it is Dear Fred, because it is not, and Gold helping me to say is, it was not stolen, as Mrs M'LEOD thinks, and I am not married as the people say, and someone else can prove that; and one that is a good Christian and would not think of doing such a thing. I will now say good-bye to all and hoping everyone will forgive me. You will find me in the river by LAWRIE's. Dear Mother do not think there is any wrong with me; you know the way I mean. Thank God, if I had stayed here the next twenty years, that would never have happened. But !
I have deceived Mrs M'LEOD by telling stories, and you all by not telling you all the truth. Let Lizzie have my watch, and tell her never to part with it. I will say good-bye now. I will not meet you bye-and-bye, because you will go to a better place than I will."
HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 18, 1895
Deaths -

CANTLE - At TAKAPAU, Hawke's Bay, on January 17, 1895, after a long and painful illness, May, the beloved wife of John CANTLE. Deeply regretted.

On January 17th, Myra Mary, who was accidentally drowned in the TUTAEKURI river, aged 23 years. Deeply regretted.
The funeral will leave her home, on Napier terrace, at 4 p.m. today (Friday).

At the S.M. Court, WAIPAWA, yesterday, W.A. WILTON, boot-dealer, was charged with placing an obstruction, to wit an oil drum, on the public footpath on New Year's eve. The evidence showed the case to be a paltry one, which was not sustained, and which was therefore dismissed.

Lieutenants J.G. HUGHES and BERRY, of the F Battery, were put through the practical part of their examinations for commissions last night at the drill shed. Examining officers: Captain M'CARTNEY, SMITH, and CHICKEN, and with them Staff Sergeant-Major HUDDLESTONE. The candidates passed the examination in a highly satisfactory manner.
HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 19., 1895
Birth - JERRAM - On the 9th January, 1895, at FRASTERTOWN, WAIROA, the wife of W.G. JERRAM, of a son. Both doing well.

Marriage -KERSHAW-KEY - On January 9th, at St. Matthew's Church, HASTINGS, by the Rev. J. HOBBS, William, oldest son of Amos KERSHAW, of AUCKLAND, to Lavinia KEY, of CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
In connection with the late sad drowning fatality we have been requested to thank Mr H.S. HUTCHINSON, of Wellesley road, who kindly granted the use of a boat, grappling hooks, ropes, &c., to search for the body of the unfortunate young lady who was drowned.

The Napier Rowing Club have postponed the formal opening of their new boat shed, which was to have taken place today, until Wednesday afternoon next, out of respect to the memory of Miss Myra CUNNINGHAM, whose brother is one of the members of the club, and who was held in the highest esteem by members and friends of the club.

A cottage situate between Riverslea road and Havelock, and occupied by Mr STACK, his wife, and four children, was burned to the ground early this morning. Mrs STACK was awakened by the crackling of the blaze, and there was just time to remove the youngsters before the flames took entire control. None of the contents were saved. The place was, we learn, insured.

Mr STANFORD, S.M., administered the oath to the following new Justices of the Peace:- Messrs J. BRABAZON and

Harry JONES is the name of the boy who together with Frank GLOVER and Fred SMITH rescued Miss M'VAY from drowning on Thursday.

An inquest on the body of Miss CUNNINGHAM was held yesterday, when evidence similar to the facts detailed by us yesterday was given. A verdict of "Accidentally drowned" was returned, the jury adding a rider recommending the Harbor Board, in view of the number of accidents which have taken place at this particular spot, to erect a notice board warning bathers of the dangerous nature of the river.

In connection with Frank GLOVER's action, the jury passed the following resolution:

- "That the coroner be requested to lay before the Royal Humane Society the evidence at this inquiry, with a hope that some fitting recognition be made of the brave and effective action of Frank GLOVER on the occasion."

The coroner complimented GLOVER on his heroic conduct, and in accordance with the wish of the jury has communicated with the Humane Society requesting them to see that his bravery shall receive fitting recognition
HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 21, 1895
Birth - WHITE - At PORANGAHAU, on January 15th, the wife of G.H.M. WHITE, of a son.
There was quite a collection of organists present at the Cathedral yesterday morning, viz., Messrs SHARP, BARNETT, M'GINNITY, HUNT, and SPACKMAN.

The following team has been selected to play for the United Tradesmen in their match with HASTINGS on Wednesday next:-


The following crews have been drawn to meet in the Union Rowing Club's double sculls:-

An eight-roomed house at HAVELOCK owned by Mr Ernest TANNER was burned to the ground about 5 o'clock yesterday morning. The house was in the occupation of Mr COYLE, a dairyman, who according to his usual practice lit the fire and then went out to milk. When Mrs COYLE got up to prepare breakfast she found the house in flames, and before any steps could be taken to save the furniture and effects the flames had taken such a hold that it was impossible to save anything. The house is insured, we believe, but the furniture, &c., only partially so.

Mr STANFORD, S.M., on Saturday gave a verdict in the case of GORDON v. NORTHE, in which the plaintiff, a constable, and defendant, a settler, for ?100 damages for injuries inflicted through a collision which occurred while a servant of defendant's was driving without lights on the wrong side of a road. The defendant raised a plea that plaintiff was drunk at the time of the occurrence......The evidence has shown with the utmost clearness that at no time was GORDON anything else than sober, at the time of the accident or at any other time......."I have no hesitation whatever in giving judgment for the full amount of damages claimed, ?100, with costs ?11 13s."
HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 22, 1895 local
An old NAPIER identity named James SYMONDS, charged with lunacy, was remanded for medical treatment by Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday morning.

Mr TURNBULL, S.M., has returned to NAPIER, much improved in health by his trip to NELSON. Mr STANFORD, who was relieving during his absence, departed for PALMERSTON yesterday.

The many friends of Mr MOYNIHAN, of WESTPORT, will regret to hear that a private telegram received states that there is very little probability of his surviving the operation which was performed yesterday morning
GISBORNE man named GREEN was wanted at the S.M. Court yesterday morning to answer a charge of failing to comply with an order for the maintenance of his children. He did not respond, and a warrant was ordered to be issued for his arrest.

Two young men named WILLIAMS and THOMPSON were fined 10s and costs and ordered to pay the price of a steerage fare (15s), in default four days imprisonment, by the S.M. yesterday morning, for having travelled on the Waihora between WELLINGTON and NAPIER "on the nod" on Sunday.

There are at present in a window of Mr CRANBY's shop several heavily laden bunches of prunes of exceptional size. They were grown by Mr GILBERD, of the TARADALE Nursery, and were taken from trees only three years old, and are therefore a rather phenomenal c rop, as we are informed prunes usually attain the age of seven years before they bear fruit.

A correspondent writes suggesting that some substantial local recognition should be made of the bravery of the boy Frank GLOVER, and as an earnest of his views states that if a list is promoted he will contribute the sum of ten shillings.......

On the 1st of January Mr J.W. ISRAEL assumed the Auditor Generalship of TASMANIA. Mrf ISRAEL, who is a brother of Mr G.C. ISRAEL, of the Bank of New Zealand, NORTH DUNEDIN, and Mr E. ISRAEL, of the post office, NAPIER, has risen to this position - the premier official one of the colony - from an assistant's position in a country store of ?40 per annum. Now he is to get ?500 a year for a start. Brains, application, perseverance, and luck!

At a meeting held last night to determine rules of the NAPIER Junior Club and to elect officers in connection therewith Mr H. BILL presided.....The election of officers resulted as follows:-

President, Mr H. HILL
Vice-presidents, Messrs R. LAMB , E.H. WILLIAMS, J.S. WELSMAN, and M. LASCELLES
Secretary, Mr E.H. LEIGH
Treasurer, Mr F.J. GRIFFEN


A lad named John O'KEEFE, but calling himself SMITH, was charged before Mr BELLBY at the S.M. Court this morning with the larceny of a gold watch, the property of a clergyman who had given the lad a temporary lodging. It has been ascertained by Sergeant MITCHELL that O'KEEFE had recently run away from the Burnham Industrail School. He was remanded to NAPIER.
HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 23, 1895
The lad O'KEEFE, charged with stealing a gold watch valued at £8 from a Maori named ARARANGI on Sunday last appeared on remand at the S.M. Court yesterday morning. Evidence showed that the accused had been guilty of several former thefts, and had twice run away from industrial schools. He committed his last offence at NAPIER on Sunday night, stealing the watch from the native, who was sleeping in the same room. A stranger had taken pity on him and provided the needful to supply him with breakfast, bed, and tea. He informed the police that he was 17 years of age, whereas it was subsequently found he was only 15, so that he should be sent to gaol and not back to the Auckland Industrial School, from which he had last escaped. Messrs SUTTON and M. LASCELLES, J.P.'s who occupied the Bench, sentenced accused to two months' imprisonment in NAPIER gaol with hard labor, and to receive twelve strokes with the birch rod. When the lad heard his sentence he wept copiously. Instructions were given to the gaoler that O'KEEFE is to be kept separate from other prisoners.
HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 24, 1895
An accident occurred yesterday to a son of Mr T. PARKINSON, of the Exchange Hotel. It appears that he accompanied Mr BEACHEN, who was hawking fish at HOMEWOOD with an express. Being left in charge for a few minutes during Mr BEACHEN's absence, the horse from some unexplained cause bolted, upsetting the cart, and PARKINSON fell on his head and was unconscious when picked up. Another boy who was in the trap escaped without any hurt. A messenger was sent to Mr PARKINSON, who fetched his son home, and he is now doing as well as could be expected.
HB Herald, Fri. Jan. 25, 1895
Birth -

BALLANTYNE - At Shakespeare road, NAPIER, on January 25th, the wife of H.G. BALLANTYNE, of a daughter.

Marriage -

HYDE-KAVANAGH - On the 16th January, at St. Mary's Church, NAPIER, Arthur, fifth son of the late William Henry HYDE, of BLENHEIM, to Helen Katherine, third daughter of the late Thomas KAVANAGH, of NAPIER.

Death -

BURTON - At TARADALE, on January 24th, 1895, Jane, the beloved wife of W.J. BURTON, aged 43 years, after a long and painful illness.
HB Herald, Sat. Jan. 26, 1895
Mr and Mrs R.C. LEASK, who have been on a Southern trip, left DUNEDIN by the Rotomahana on Thursday last, and will arrive in NAPIER tomorrow morning.

A young man named James KING, under arrest by Constable HARVEY, appeared before Mr NEAL, J.P., yesterday morning, charged with stealing a travelling trunk containing wearing apparel valued at £20 15s and a postal note for £4 5s from Miss Nellie HEATH, of SYDNEY. The accused was remanded for eight days pending the arrival of a policeman from SYDNEY for the purpose of identification
HB Herald, Mon. Jan. 28, 1895
When Captain ALLMAN, Government Nautical Assessor, visited CAPE KIDNAPPERS last week to select a site for the proposed lighthouse, on what he deemed the most suitable spot he stuck a flag on a pole. Wishing to know how it looked from seaward he communicated with the captain of the Rotomahana, desiring him to pay special observation on his way up the coast and give his opinion. Captain WALLER informs us that the site selected is a most excellent one, and well adapted for a lighthouse.

The selection committee of the Hawke's Bay Cricket Association have chosen the following 16 to practice for the forthcoming representative match with the FIJI team, viz:-


.....the list is subject to alteration if the committee see occasion.


It is understood that Mr W.T. LIMBRICK will take over the Imperial Hotel, near the station, at an early date, and that he has abandoned the project of going to INDIA.
Mr Sydney HOBEN, who has been during the vacation on an extended tour through NEW SOUTH WALES, VICTORIA, and TASMANIA, writes us that he will return to NAPIER by the Mararoa on the 3rd promiso, and resume tuition next day........
HB Herald, Tues. Jan. 29, 1895
Birth -

WARNES - At Battery Point, Napier, on the 25th January, the wife of B.W. WARNES, of a daughter. Mother and daughter doing well.

Marriage -


At St. Mary's, Timaru, on 28th January, John August, youngest son of the late John FRASER, British Consular Service, Hong Kong, to Nellie Margaret, second daughter of J.W. WHITE, barrister, Trasmere, Timaru.

The following players will represent the St. Crispin's Cricket Club in their match with the United Tradesmen:-


Yesterday morning Mr WILLIAMS, on behalf of J. MORTENSEN, applied at the S.M. Court for an interim injunction to stop the sale of property alleged to belong to Julia MORTENSEN advertised to be sold by Mr HOADLEY at the instance of T. TANNER, the mortgagee and defendant (for whom Mr HUMPHRIES appeared). Mr TURNBULL, Registrar, ruled that the matter was beyond his jurisdiction, and dismissed the summons.

William SPRINGFIELD appeared before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday morning charged with supplying James OLIVER with intoxicating liquor, knowing he was a prohibited person.......Defendant pleaded that it did not occur to him at the time that he was doing wrong. Fined £2 10s, with costs 9s, fourteen days being allowed in which to pay the amount.

Waipawa - On Friday a cottage at ONGA ONGA occupied by Mr S. CARR was burnt to the ground. The inmates escaped, but few things were saved, although the neighbors did all they could in the way of assistance. The building only was insured.
HB Herald, Wed. Jan. 30, 1895
Marriage - ELIOTT-GORDON - On Monday, 14th January, 1895, at St. Augustine's Church, by the Rev. W. WELSH, George E. ELIOTT to Lilian A.K. GORDON, both of NAPIER.

Death - SMITH - At the Waipukurau Hospital, on Saturday, January 26th, James SMITH, after a painful accident at SMITH's siding, aged 40 years. THAMES papers please copy.
We regret to hear that Mr George HAWKINS, master of the Garrison Band, is in the hospital suffering from fever.

Messrs C.B. HOADLEY and Co. have been entrusted with the sale of Mr William NELSON's TAKAPAU estate. While the Government has been considering the advisableness of acquiring the property for close settlement Mr NELSON has, at the request of a numbeer wishing to secure a portion, decided to cut it up for sale..........

Our MAKOTUKU correspondent writing yesterday says:-

Mr James SMITH, whose accident at the Hawke's Bay Timber Company's mill was reported ten days ago, died at the WAIPUKURAU Hospital on Saturday night. He leaves a wife and nine children unprovided for. No man and wife were ever more industrious and thrifty, or struggled on more bravely year after year. The ever recurring loss of time at sawmilling, added to a large family, prevented the maintenance of an insurance policy once taken out. A benevolent committee has been elected by the residents in the hope of raising sufficient money to extinguish a mortgage on the property occupied by the family, and to assist them to buy a few cows. If this can be done a model bush family will be rescued from the degrading influences of charitable aid, and Mrs SMITH will be able to keep her children with her and train them as good colonists. The following gentlemen have very kindly undertaken the work of collecting:-


Mr W. ROBINSON is hon sec., and will gladly acknowledge any sums sent to him. A concert and ball in aid of the fund will be held on the 8th February.
HB Herald, Thurs. Jan. 31, 1895
Death -

BEECROFT - At Hastings, on 30th January, 1895, Ida Is-a-bel, the youngest daughter of William Arthur and
Margaret A. BEECROFT, aged 7 years and 4 months.

The funeral will leave her parents' residence, Queen street, for HAVELOCK cemetery, at 4 p.m. today (Thursday), 31st.
Friends will please accept the intimation.

Messrs THOMPSON (of the NAPIER Rifles) and WARE (of the HASTINGS Rifles) have passed examinations entitling them to captains' commissions. They will for the present act as lieutenants for their respective corps.

The children attending the HASTINGS Wesleyan Sunday school and all other young friends are invited to assemble with their parents at the church this afternoon at 4 o'clock as a token of respect to the late Ida Is-a-bel BEECROFT, their much beloved friend and scholar.
Shortly after 4 o'clock this morning a fire broke out in a two-story residence in Tennyson street, occupied by Mr H.C. WILSON, dentist......

Our WAIPAWA correspondent writing yesterday says:-

The police have just received a wire from TAKAPAU requesting them to come at once as a Mrs STEFFENSEN has hanged herself. As all the constables in the district are away at DANEVIRKE races the coroner will not leave till morning. No details are known.

HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 1, 1895

A wedding was celebrated yesterday at the registry office, PABIATUS, the parties being two well-known MANGATAINOKA residents, Mrs MASSEY and Mr R. HUMBER. Their ages combined are 125 years. Long life and happiness to them both. Game to the last - so you would have thought, Mr Editor, if you had seen them tripping to the strains of the music played outside their house at about 11 o'clock last night.

By the fire which destroyed Messrs WILSON and DAVIES' premises in Tennyson street yesterday morning, Mr SCOTT, the caretaker, lost, besides the bulk of his furniture and effects, £10 in cash. The building and furniture were insured in the Norwich Union for £600 each, and the National office has a lien of £450 on the dentists' materials in the main building, and the workshop at the rear. It is expected, however, that £200 will cover the loss of the National. What remains of the building is to be sold by Mr COHEN for immediate removal; and it is probable that a brick structure will take its place.

Yesterday morning Messrs VAUTIER and SWAN, J.P.'s, fined an elderly man named Thomas CAMPBELL £10, in default six weeks' imprisonment, for an assault on Constable BRADLEY. The evidence showed that the accused had visited the house of
Mrs M'KAY, of Wellesley road, and created a disturbance there, ending up by damaging a quantity of furniture. The constable in response to a request from Mrs M'KAY's daughter proceeded on a search for CAMPBELL, who had mysteriously disappeared, when the latter sprang from a darkened corner and knocked BRADLEY down. He was at once arrested, with the above result.

Death -

COOPER - At his residence, Shakespeare road, NAPIER, on January 31st, Joseph Henry COOPER, aged 72. Private interment.

Captain LAWLISS, of DANEVIRKE, has been retired from the police force.

Mr TURNBULL, S.M., non-suited the plaintiff with costs in the case in which W. HOLIAND sued J. MAGILL for £9 7s for damage done to a horse hired by defendant. Sir W. WASTENEYS represented plaintiff, and Mr DINWIDDIE the defendant.

Mr J. MAGINNITY, wine and spirits merchant, has closed his NAPIER agency, as Mr MAGINNITY, junr., has taken up his professional duties, to which he is entirely devoting himself. Accounts can be paid at Mr MAGINNITY's music room in the Herald Chambers, Tennyson street.
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 2, 1895
During the month of January there were 34 births, 18 deaths, and 10 marriages in NAPIER.

Messrs COTTERILL and HUMPHRIES report to us the sale at a satisfactory price of the REDCLYFFE estate, formerly belonging to Messrs Philip and Richard DOIBELL, of SPRINGFIELD.

Mr BLOXSOME, an operator in the NAPIER Electric Telegraph office, intends starting from PETANE this morning on a walking tour to ROTORUA, which place he anticipates reaching in six' days time. If fit and well he will then foot it to the THAMES, and take ship for AUCKLAND, returning to NAPIER by sea.

Owing to the illness of Mr HAWKINS, the bandmaster of the Garrison Band, who is at present in the hospital suffering from fever, Mr T.B. M'CONNELL, the well-known cornet soloist, has assumed the baton.......
HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 4, 1895
We learn that a Supreme Court action has been commenced by Mr MORTENSEN against Mr TANNER claiming £1000 damages in respect of certain irregularities alleged to have been committed by Mr TANNER in his capacity of mortgagee. Mr TANNER has filed a defence and counter claims for £5800 moneys due to him under the securities.

We regret to learn by telegraph of the death of Mr William BROTHERS, who was for many years and up till recently a guard on the NAPIER railway section, but who was removed to AUCKLAND. He was killed while shunting cattle trucks. Poor BROTHERS was very popular in NAPIER, and was a member of the Garrison Band at its inception, and for some time afterwards. Great sympathy is felt for the bereaved wife and family.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 5, 1895
Births -

BICKNELL - On February 3rd, at Willow Bank, PUKETAPU, the wife of Joseph BICKNELL, of a son.

GREENING - At HASTINGS, on the 4th February, the wife of W. GREENING, of a daughter.

Death -

CRACKNELL - At PAKI PAKI, on February 2nd, Edward, the beloved husband of Catherine CRACKNELL, aged 62.
Wellington papers please copy.

A local firm, Messrs GRIFFIN and WEIR, have secured the tender for the TANGITIKEI County Council's bridge over the TURAKINA river. The bridge, exclusive of approaches, if 146 ft long.

In addition to the civil proceedings now pending Mr TANNER has taken action against J. MORTENSEN, sawmiller, for the alleged wrongful detention of moneys. The case is set down for hearing at the S.M. Court on Wednesday next.

Bush fies are responsible for the destruction of a cottage owned by Mrs PETERSON, and a woolshed owned by Mr M'KAY, at MAKARETU, and a house owned by Mr HABUM, at MAKOTUKU. The properties were all insured in the South British office, the woolshed for £50, and the houses for £100.
We are very sorry to learn that Mr and Mrs SCOTT (caretakers of Messrs DAVIES and WILSON's premises, recently destroyed by fire) and two children have been left utterly destitute, losing not only the whole of their furniture, but their little hoard of money as well. Mrs SCOTT acted in a very plucky manner, for though the flames were raging all around her she went to the telephone and rang up the fire brigade and Mr WILSON to inform them of the fire, and narrowly escaped with her life. We believe a fund has been started in aid of Mr and Mrs SCOTT, and we will be very glad to receive contributions from sympathisers
HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 6, 1895
The S.M. Court rose and left the ASPINALL v. Borough Council case still undecided last night. The chances are it will see another day out.

Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU held a sale yesterday afternoon, under instructions from Lord HALSBURY, of a number of sections in the WAITANGI estate, adjoining the FARADON railway station. Seventeen lots of various sizes were submitted, but only four found purchasers, as follows:-

Lot 7, 1 acre 1 rood 35 perches, £85, Mr M. LASCELLES
Lot 8, 1 acre, £50, Mr C. ALLEY
Lot 14, 1 acre, £40, Mr STUBBS
Lot 4, 3 acres 2 roods 23 perches, £31 per acre, Mr H.P. COHEN.

A number of sections in the township of CLIVE were also put up, but no bid was received for them.
The following criminal cases have been set down for hearing at the Supreme Court, the first sitting of which will take place at NAPIER next Tuesday, 12th instant:-

John RESTALL, attempt to murder at NAPIER
William Frederick DENNETT and Henry DENNETT, alias Thomas TOPPING, breaking and entering at HASTINGS.
William M'GREGOR, false pretences at WAIPAWA
Joseph THOMPSON, alias M'NAMARA, horse stealing at HASTINGS
Same, larceny as a bailee at HASTINGS
Joseph FOGGAN, alias MASON, and James STUDDON, breaking and entering (THOMPSON's case and MORRISON's(?) case)
Same, breaking and entering KAIKORA Post office
Same, breaking and entering at RAMSAY's, FERNHILL,
HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 7, 1895
Yesterday Mr R.J.N. GIFFORD, accountant in the office of the Telegraph, was married to Miss TOWNSHEND, second daughter of the late Mr William TOWNSHEND, Inspector of Inland Revenue, London. The Rev. W. WORBOYS was the celebrant.

From our Hastings correspondent:

Wedding of Colonel FOX and Miss RUSSELL:

Nothing could more attest the respect and esteem in which our popular M.H.R., Captain RUSSELL, and his family are held than the almost universal interest, accepting Hawke's Bay for the time being as "the hub of the universe," which has been manifested in the wedding of Miss Cara, the honorable Captain's second daughter, with Her Most Gracious Majesty's Colonel Commandant of the New Zealand forces, and therefore it was not surprising that there should be many expressions of regret yesterday at the unfavorable turn the elements had taken, which threatened to mar the pleasure of the occasion, and which to a certain extent detracted from the completeness of the arrangements intended to be made.............
HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 8, 1895
George NICHOLSON, for drunkenness, was fined 5s and costs with the usual alternative, by Mr H.P. COHEN, J.P., yesterday.

Mr H. JACOBI, who will leave NAPIER shortly, has resigned the honorary treasureship of the Wanderers' Bicycle Club. At a meeting of the club last night Mr W.A. SMITH was elected to fill the vacancy.

Another case against Karl MORTENSEN will be heard at the S.M. Court this morning, of stealing a promissory note for £75 11s from Thomas TANNER on July 18, and further cases of stealing various sums of money at NAPIER, all the property of Thomas TANNER, during the months of May, June, and July last.
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 9, 1895
Mr James ANDERSON has forwarded us £1 towards the SCOTT fund.

The following are the pupils who specially distinguished themselves in the recent High School examinations:-

M. BROWN, 65%
E. PASLEY, 56%
N. HEATH, 51%
S. DEAN, 51%

Boys (IVA Form):
BRYSON, 60-7
M'LEOD, 77
GOUNDY, 67-1

Boys (III Form):
TONKIN, 75-1
HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 11, 1895
Mrs J.D. ORMOND has contributed £1 to the SCOTT relief fund.

James KING appeared at the S.M. Court on Saturday, and was remanded to SYDNEY on a charge of stealing a sum of money and a quantity of clothing from Miss Nellie HEATH, of NAPIER, who is on a visit to Australia. The accused was identified by Constable CHURCHILL, who subsequently acted as his escort on the return journey.

Mr M. CASELBERG, managing director of the Waimate Farmers' Co-operative Association, has received a summons to appear at the Magistrate's Court at GREYTOWN on February 13th to answer a charge of keeping the shop of the association in that township open on a recent Saturday, when the local authorities had decided that shops should be closed on that day.
A German named RICKET was arrested by the police on Saturday morning on the information of Mr PITCAITHLEY, charged with attempting to steal a dress from his residence, Marine parade. Mr PITCAITHLEY was awakened by the fire bell and got out just in time to catch RICKET in the act. The latter disappeared, but was arrested by Constable RYAN. He appeared before the S.M. late in the day and was remanded till this morning.

Staff-Sergeant Major HUDDLESTON, who has been over six years attached to the NAPIER District Volunteer Corps, has received notice to move on to AUCKLAND. During his residence in this part of the world the sergeant has done much to promote harmony and emulation between the different companies, one instance of his enterprise being to persuade them to buy the PORT AHURIRI drill shed and remove it to town. He has proved himself a competent instructor and a strict disciplinarian, and the several corps in the district have materially benefited by his work, as evidenced by good results in attendance and general proficiency.
HB Herald, Tuesday Feb. 12, 1895
Death -

FINCH - Ivan Phillip, only child of Walter and Emily FINCH, aged 7 months. - (Private interment).

The Rev. W. COLENSO has forwarded £3 as a donation towards the SCOTT fund.

Robert PIPPARD, on charges of wilfully setting fire to the stables and coach-house of the Rev. J.G. PATERSON and of stealling a saddle and a quantity of harness, was yesterday remanded for a week on the application of the police. A charge of stealling a horse, saddle, and bridle from HASTINGS is also pending against accused
Mr H. JACOBI, who is leaving Napier to take up his residence in WELLINGTON, was last evening presented by his fellow employees at Messrs H. WILLIAMS and SONS with a handsome gold albert as a token of the friendship and esteem in which he was held by them. Mr IRONS, manager, made the presentation in a few suitable remarks, to which Mr JACOBI briefly responded, thanking them all for their most generous gift and the good wishes it conveyed.

The man RICKETT who was caught in the act of trying to purloin clothing from the house of Mr PITCAITHLY turns out to be a runaway sailor. He left a ship called the Axel, at WELLINGTON, and tramped to NAPIER. His explanation of the fact of his being on Mr PITCAITHLY's premises is that he was looking for the German Consul. The police yesterday asked the S.M. for a remand for a week to enable the captain of the Axel to be communicated with. To this he assented.
Mr WILSON informs us that though he does not object to people passing through the Lighthouse Reserve, which he has leased with Dr. JARVIS, he has got very tired of paying for the renewal of the wire fences, which are continually being broken down by people who ought to know better.......

The following is the final selection of the team to do battle against the FIJIANS at the match on the Recreation Ground on the 19th and 20th instant:-

In yesterday's issue, in noticing the fifty-third anniversary of Mr H.S. TIFFEN's arrival in New Zealand, we said:-

"He was one of a survey party sent out by the New Zealand Company to lay out the town of BRITANNIA (now PETONE), where the company intended to establish its capital, but as the ground was found to be subject to floods the site of the present town of WELLINGTON was chosen instead."

Mr TIFFEN informs us that this is not quite accurate. A previous survey party had surveyed the township of BRITANNIA, near the mouth of the HUTT, and several persons settled there. Floods and the bad landing place, however, caused the abandonment of BRITTANNIA and the laying out of WELLINGTON township. Mr TIFFEN's party landed in 1842, and found the town surveyed and places of business established. As showing the scarcity of money, there were then threepenny "shinplasters" in circulation as currency.
HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 13, 1895
The following will represent NAPIER against the HASTINGS Club in the return match to be played on the HASTINGS green this afternoon:-

The Grand Jury have found true bills in the whole of the criminal cases in connection with the present sitting of the Supreme Court. The following have yet to be tried:-

Joseph FOGGAN and John RUSSELL, breaking and entering, FLETCHER's case
Joseph FOGGAN and James STUDDON, breaking and entering KAIKORA Post Office and RAMSAY's
John RESTALL, attempted murder
William and Henry DENNETT, breaking and entering, and
Karl F. MORTENSEN, false pretences and theft.

Dr. MOORE and Mr M. LASCELLES pronounced for plaintiffs in the following case at the S.M. Court yesterday morning:-

T. LORD v. webb, £1 10s, costs £1 12s
P. SHAW v. J. GREEKS, £1 7s, costs 6s
Same v. G. SULLIVAN, £2 4s, £1 14s, costs 6s
J. Le BAS v. Pomare TUEHA, £3 1s 6d (judgment summons), to be paid forthwith or seven days
W. PATTERSON v. G. NEALE, £2 71 9d (judgment summons), to be paid forwith or seven days
BROWN Bros. v. W.A. CARNELL, £19 12s 6d (judgment summons), forthwith or 14 days, order suspended on payment of £3 per month, first payment to b e made on or before March 12th.

The remarkable frankness of FOGGAN and STUDDON, the HASTINGS house-breakers, quite puts to shame the enterprising burglarious individual whose methods are quite utterly sub roix. They disdained secrecy; in fact they rather courted notoriety, though as a youthful witness explained, they warned confidantes that a brfeach of faith would probably result in something desparate. We think that the dashing daylight burglar, who takes all risks, and hands the results to his landlady apparently from appreciation of the pure, unadulterated joy of giving, is a unique specimen of colonial criminality at all events.

William M'GREGOR, who appeared in the dock at the Supreme Court yesterday morning, bore an emaciated appearance, and it was evident that he was very ill. His Honor asked what was the matter with the man. Mr SEVERNE, the gaoler, said the doctor was under the impression that he was sickening for typhoid.........shortly before the pronouncement of sentence the poor fellow in the dock fainted.
HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 14, 1895
The jury's recommendation to mercy in the case of RUSSELL charged with house-breaking yesterday was rather an amusing thing in its way. The fun will be more apparent when His Honor details his "previous performances" before delivering sentence this morning.

Mr MORTON, of the AMBERLEY branch of the Bank of New South Wales, has exchanged places with Mr PICKERING, of NAPIER, and arrived to take up his duties here yesterday. Before leaving AMBERLEY Mr MORTON was entertained at a smoke concert by a number of his friends.

At a meeting of railway employees at DANEVIRKE, Mr J. GIBBS moved that a letter of condolence be sent to Mrs BROTHERS. He said that all present had known Guard BROTHERS as well as he had, though perhaps not quite so long. And they would all bear him out in the statement that from one end of the NAPIER section to the other GUARD Brothers had not made a single enemy. Amongst his fellow servants he was very popular and highly respected, and they were all sorry when they hard of the sad fate which had come to him. The motion was carried unanimously.

A very pleasing ceremony took place at the PORT AHURIRI district school yesterday aftgernnon, when the pupils who were the most successful at the recent examination s were presented with certificates........After the certificates had been presented several handsome book prizes were distributed for special sub jects.

The collection of four prizes given by Mr WOLSTENHOLME for the most proficient in map drawing fell to Miss H. BROWN, Masters J. STUART, D. DENHOLM, and H. ROLLS.
Mr TRIMMER's prize for marked proficiency fell to Miss Annie PUFLETT (?),
while a very handsomely bound book, given by Inspector HILL for the best collection of fossils, was awarded to
Master H. ROLLS......

FOGGAN's statement in Court yesterday afternoon that "when he was sentenced he would address his Honor and tell the public the real facts" about the charges of housebreaking, &c, brought against him will doubtless occasion a great deal of interest. The man showed a fair amount of ingenuity in his defence, picking out what he judged to be the weak points in the evidence for the prosecutions with considerable deftness. His addresses to the jury were incisive and to the point, made without pause or trepidation, and his scornful denunciation of BILLS, the accomplice and betrayer, was quite dramatic. FOGGAN, STUDDON, and RUSSELL will be sentenced at 10 o'clock this morning.

Mr Walter NORRELL, who recently left the railway service, was entertained by his fellow employees at DANEVIRK and presented with a costly gold albert suitably inscribed.

Detective KIRBY yesterday arrested a man named James THORNTON on suspicion of stealing a saddle, valued at ?5, the property of Henry BODELL, of POHUI. He will appear at the S.M. Court this morning to answer the charge.

A woman named Fanny PRESTON, with several aliases, charged with vagrancy, and a man named CLEMENTS, on suspicion of larceny, were taken before Mr M'LEOD yesterday afternoon at HASTINGS and remanded till Monday.
HB Herald, Sat. Feb. 16, 1895
Death -

HAWLEY - At Marine parade, on February 14th, the infant daughter of Alfred and Nellie HAWLEY, aged three months.

Mr F.C . WHITE, the crack amateur athlete of WAIROA, has communicated with the secretary of the local association informing him of his intention to compete in the high jump and 120 yards hurdle race at the championship meeting.

The WAIROA Guardian says:- One of the members of the GOURLAY-STOKES company narrowly escaped a watery grave on Tuesday evening whilst bathing. He unwittingly jumped into a deep hole, and being unable to swim was almost drowned beforfe two companions succeeded in getting him ashore. We are informed that it was a very close shave.

Mr H. JACOBI, of the Wanderers' Bicycle Club, left at 10 o'clock last evening for a ride to WELLINGTON. He will attempt to do the distance in 24 hours, and if successful will have established a record for the journey. When the plucky cyclist left the post office he was accompanied by about a dozen brother wheelmen, who gave the departing rider a hearty send-off.

The Supreme C ourt will sit this morning to try the case CROWN v. MORTENSEN, in which the accused is charged with appropriating, by means of false pretences, a promissory note for £186. There are three counts arising out of the same transaction. The PATOKA poisoning case will occupy the attention of the Court on Monday, aftger which the other charges against MORTENSEN will be dealt with.
The Supreme Court will sit this morning to try the case CROWN v. MORTENSEN, in which the accused is charged with appropriating, by means of false pretences, a promissory note for £186. There are three counts arising out of the same transaction. The PATOKA poisoning case will occupy the attention of the Court on Monday, after which the other charges against MORTENSEN will be dealt with.
The WAIROA Guardian says:- One of the members of the GOURLAY-STOKES company narrowly escaped a watery grave on Tuesday evening whilst bathing. He unwittingly jumped into a deep hole, and being unable to swim was almost drowned before two companions succeeded in getting him ashore. We are informed that it was a very close shave.

Mr H. JACOBI, of the Wanderers' Bicycle Club, left at 10 o'clock last evening for a ride to WELLINGTON. He will attempt to do the distance in 24 hours, and if successful will have established a record for the journey. When the plucky cyclist left the post office he was accompanied by about a dozen brother wheelmen, who gave the departing rider a hearty send-off.
HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 19, 1895
We understand that Mr J.F. JARDINE, Deputy Official Assignee, will shortly leave on a visit to England, and that Mr Montague LASCELLES will act in his stead until he returns.

Mr A. HAMILTON, formerly schoolmaster at PETANE and curator of the Philosophical Institute, is again in NAPIER on a visit. His many friends will be glad to learn that he is looking exceedingly well.

A painful accident happened to Sir James PRENDERGAST yesterday morning. He was walking down Munroe street, when he tripped over the root of a tree, with the result that one of his knees was slightly injured.
At the S.M. Court yesterday morning, Messrs SWAN and VAUTIER, J.'s P., presiding,

Thomas DESMOND was ordered to be imprisoned for 14 days for drunkenness.

R. PIPPARD, for larceny of a saddle and bridle from the premises of Rev. J.G. PATERSON, was remanded till Thursday.

A Maori named WEETI was fined £1 and costs for failing to furnish sheep returns.

James OLIVER was charged with failing to provide adequate means of support for his wife. Mr DINWIDDIE appeared for complainant, and Sir W. WASTENEYS for defendant. As there was some doubt as to whether the Justices could hear the case, an adjournment till Monday next was granted.
HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 20, 1895
Marriage -

HARPHAM-STANLEY - At All Saints', NELSON, on the 7th of February, by the Rev. E. CACHERNAILLE, George, second son of William HARPHAM, TARADALE, to Ellen Mildred, fourth daughter of the late John STANLEY, J.P., of MOTUEKA VALLEY, NELSON.
At the cricket match yesterday Mesdames SAINSBURY, HOADLEY, and George WHITE and Miss LOWRY dispensed delicious afternoon tea to the numerous visitors present.

Messrs M. LASCELLES and J. BURDEN, J.'s P., sat at the Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, when judgment was given for plaintiffs in the following cases:-

C.N. ANDERSON v. H.T.H. KNIGHT, £2 17s, and costs
Sr. W. WASTENEYS v. J. JONES, claim £1 19s 10d; judgment for £1 1s and costs.
HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 21, 1895
Birth -

DAVISON - At St. Leonard's, AMURI, on the 19th February, the wife of John H. DAVISON, of a daughter.

Mr CRANBY entered a vigorous protest last night against strangers being given orders to paint street signs for the Borough Council. He said it would be a crying shame if they were given preference, while local tradesmen would do the work as cheaply and quite as well.

When the Supreme Court resumed yesterday morning the foreman of the jury in the PATOKA poisoning case stated that they had not yet agreed on a verdict, and said there was no probability of their doing so. His Honor thereupon ordered their discharge. At the instance of the Crown Prosecutor the case was postponed till the June sessions, and the recognizances of the witnesses were ordered to be enlarged.

The Catholic social at the Princess Theatre, HASTINGS, last night was very well attended. Notwithstanding the great heat, dancing was carried on vigorously till midnight.

Several ladies and gentlemen, including Mrs PRICE, and Messrs RIDGWAY, R. WINSLEY, and GEORGE favored the audience with songs during the intervals, the accompaniments being played by Mrs DENNETT........

Great indignation was expressed by Borough Councillors last night at the conduct of certain signwriters who it was stated had gone round the place affixing numbers on houses, demanding a payment of one shilling in each case, stating that they had the authority of the Council to do the work, and threatening legal proceedings in case of a refusal to pay the amount demanded.........We think if the statements made be correct, and of course we have no reason to doubt it, they would have been more than justified in placing the matter in the hands of the police with a view to a conviction; at any rate, the latter should at once take such steps as will make NAPIER appear to the offenders a very undesirable place to remain in. HB Herald, Fri. Feb. 22, 1895
In MELBOURNE good bread is selling at 2d the 4 lb loaf, and a forequarter of mutton is ticketed 1d a pound.

The following crews have been drawn for the NAPIER Rowing Club's open pairs to be rowed on the 9th March:-


A cruel correspondent says that if Mr T. SAYERS had played for the HAWKE'S BAY cricketers against the FIJIANS they would not have lost the match. He thinks it necessary to add, "Mr SAYERS does not suffer from stage fright."

Detective KIRBY deserves very great praise for the skill and ingenuity with which he ran to earth PEPPARD, alias PRIDDLE, who was yesterday committed for trial on several charges, especially of wilfully setting fire to the coach-house of the Rev. J.G. PATERSON.

Mr J.K. LOGAN, Superintendent of Telegraphs, accompanied by Mr HARRINGTON, left for ROTORUA by special coach yesterday, Mr B.N. MARTIN, the genial assistant officer in charge of the NAPIER office, will undertake Mr HARRINGTON's duties during his absence.

Messrs F. SUTTON and H.P. COHEN, J's.P. yesterday sentenced a man named James THORNTON to three months' imprisonment with hard labor for stealing a saddle and bridle, valued at ?3, from Mr H. BODLEY of POHUI. The accused borrowed the horse to go to PETANE, but sold it to James PAGET, a cabman.

A young man named O'CONNELL was seriously injured in Mr F. TANKARD's blacksmith's shop yesterday morning. He was engaged in welding a tip on a shoe when a sharp piece of steel flew up and lodged in the biceps of his left arm, severing an artery. He began to bleed freely, of course, and the efforts of the bystanders who tried to stanch the flow were resultless. Medical aid was summoned, and Drs. de LISLE and LOCKING were speedily in attendance, Drs. MOORE and MENZIES arriving immediately after. It was found necessary to place the unfortunate man under chloroform, and make an incision several inches in length to get at the artery and tie it to prevent bleeding. The operation completed, O'CONNELL, who was naturally very weak from loss of blood, was despatched to the hospital for further treatment.

HB Herald, Mon. Feb. 25, 1895

Constable RUTLEDGE has been appointed truant officer in the NAPIER school district. The committee intend to rigidly enforce the School Attendance Act.

It is rumored that an attempt at gaol-breaking was made by prisoners FOGGAN and STUDDON (who were sentenced to four and two years' imprisonment at the recent Supreme Court sittings) a night or two ago. The men secreted a rusty knife blade, and taking turn about hoisted on one another's shoulders tried to cut their way out. Their little game was noticed the next morning, and now they occupy separate cells.

The HASTINGS fire brigade and fire police had a particularly lively time on Saturday night, being called out by violent alarms three times at short intervals. The first was for a chimney on fire, the second for a haystack, and the third and most violent of all for the haystack again.......The haystack belonged to Mr F. WHITE, and which was entirely consumed, was valued at ?14 or ?15.

HB Herald, Tues. Feb. 26

Death - FLETCHER - On February 25th, Horace J. FLETCHER, youngest son of the late Henry FLETCHER. - Interment private

Mr H.S. RUDDOCK, who has been long and favorably known in connection with the firm of RUDDOCK and FRYER, announces that he has entered into business on his own account as a sharebroker, house, land, financial, and general commission agent.......His office is in Tennyson street, next door to Messrs BAKER and TABUTEAU's.

The selection committee (Messrs A.J. COTTERILL, G.E. SAINSBURY, and LUSK) have selected the following players to go into practice in view of the WELLINGTON match, to be played on the 16th and 18th March:-


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

Garrett FITZGERALD and Alfred IRELAND were fined 2s 6d, with 7s costs, for keeping unregistered dogs.

Francis BROWN, an old offender, lately out of gaol, was recommitted for three months on a charge of vagrancy.

John FENWICKS, licensee of the London Hotel, PORT AHURIRI, was charged under section 131 of the Licensing Act with paying wages to Harry MORTON within the hotel premises, MORTON not being a laborer at the hotel......The defendant admitted the offence, but said he could not leave his wife, who was ill. A fine of ?1, with costs 9s, was imposed.

The performance of "Phyllis," given by the choir of St. Matthew's Church, HASTINGS, aided by several musical amateurs, last night attracted one of the largest audiences ever seen in the Princess Theatre, and was greatly in advance of anything ever produced by local talent in the "City of Plains.".......Miss Grace ROACH in the title role was the recipient of many handsome tokens of approval, and Mrs PRICE, Miss PERCY, and Messrs RIDGWAY, THORNTON, and NICOL did full justice to their respective representations. The situations were well arranged by the stage manager, Mr J.H. SMITH, Mr H. HUNT acting as conductor. The Misses KELLY presided at the organ and piano.

HB Herald, Wed. Feb. 27, 1895

Marriage - WEBER-FRASER - On February 10th, at NAPIER, by the Rev. PATERSON, Linda, youngest daughter of the late S. WEBER, of MILTON, to Tatton, eldest son of John FRASER, of DUNEDIN.

Mr C.H. CRANBY is exhibiting at his shop, in Hastings street, three large vegetable marrows (different varieties), grown from seed supplied by him.

Mr W.H. SMITH, of PETANE, brought in the variety known as the Italian green striped, weighing 44 lb.

Mr KIRKHAM, of PAPAKURA, grew the long white variety, weighing 34 lb.

Mr J. MOORE, of RAKAMOANA, grew the Moore's cream variety, weighing 32 lb.

Mr MOORE also brought in a Drumhead cabbage weighing 30 lb, and a fine sample of large red tomatoes, also grown at the RAKAMOANA station.
HB Herald, Thurs. Feb. 28, 1895

Marriage - SPEEDY-RYMER - On February 27th, at St. Thomas', MEANEE, by the Rev. A.P. CLARKE, James G. SPEEDY, third son of Graham SPEEDY, HERBERTVILLE, to Lizzie, daughter of G. RYMER, MEANEE.

Death - DOYLE - At the residence of the parents, Waghorne street, SPIT, Catherine, infant daughter of Thomas and Mary DOYLE, aged 14 months. The funeral will leave the residence of the parents today (Thursday), February 28th, 1895, at 3.45 p.m., for the NAPIER cemetery. T. DURNEY, Undertaker.

Michael SULLIVAN, who has just been released from prison after serving a term of four years for fatally stabbing a man in Emerson street, is again in trouble. On Tuesday he went to the Caledonian Hotel. Mr M'CARTNEY saw him there, and knowing that he was a violent man when in liquor, told the barmaid never to let him have any drink, no matter what he offered. SULLIVAN apparently heard this, for he became very abusive, and Mr M'CARTNEY jumped over the bar counter to put him out. SULLIVAN resisted, and in the struggle it is asserted managed to draw and open a pocket-knife, with which he made a lunge at Mr M'CARTNEY. Fortunately, the knife struck the forehead, and did not penetrate the bone, the wound not being a serious one. SULLIVAN cleared out, but was arrested yesterday by Detective KIRBY, and will be brought before the S.M. today.

HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 1, 1895
Michael SULLIVAN appeared before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday morning, to answer a charge of stabbing A. M'CARTNEY. The case was remanded for a week on the application of the police.

A seven year old lad, charged with stealing three bus tickets, was remanded for eight days, the police to try and find a home for him in the meantime.

Townspeople were alarmed about 9.30 last night by a lively peal on the town fire-bell. A young man named GREEN, a clerk in the employ of MURRAY, ROBERTS and Co., was passing the stables of Mr HIGGINS on the Marine-parade when he observed flames issuing from the upper portion of the building, and at once rang up......It is not known how the fire originated, but it is surmised that it was owing to spontaneous combustion. The fire brigade and the fire police are to be congratulated on their promptitide and success in subduing the flames, for had the fire once obtained a firm hold in the ancient buildings surrounding Mr HIGGINS', the centre of the town would have been jeopardised.

HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 2, 1895
Mary Ann JONES for drunkenness, an old offender, was ordered to be imprisoned for seven days by Mr SUTTON, J.P., yesterday morning.

The following team has been picked to represent the ST. CRISPIN CRICKET CLUB against the NAPIER juniors:-

Emergencies, WRIGHT, COLLETT, and CARADUS.
For the UNION ROWING CLUB's junior pairs, one mile, to be rowed on March 18th, the following strokes have been selected:-


Crews have been chosen as follows:-

The following team will represent the UNITED TRADESMEN'S CRICKET CLUB against the HASTINGS Club at FARNDON next Wednesday:-


HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 4, 1895
Mr. Sydney HOBEN returned to NAPIER yesterday from his AUSTRALIAN holiday, and will resume his lessons immediately.

Mr HASZARD, who has been acting-postmaster in HASTINGS for some years, has been promoted to the postmastership as from April 1st.
We regret to learn by telegraph of the death of Mr William BROTHERS, who was for many years and up till recently a guard on the NAPIER railway section, but who was removed to AUCKLAND. He was killed while shunting cattle trucks. Poor BROTHERS was very popular in NAPIER, and was a member of the Garrison Band at its inception, and for some time afterwards. Great sympathy is felt for the bereaved wife and family.

It is a little over three years since Charles Haddon SPURGEON went to his long rest, and in the Baptist Church last night the service was in all respects a repition of the memorial service held in the AUCKLAND tabernacle on February 5th, 1891, the date of the great preacher's interment in NORWOOD cemetery...........
HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 5, 1895
The Fire Brigades' Conference, to be held at HOKITIKA, is likely to prove the most important on record. Messrs GRAY, GRUNDY, and GILBERD, the local delegates, will leave NAPIER for HOKITIKA by the express train this morning.

In the S.M. Court yesterday George BROWN was fined 5s and costs for connecting a private drain from his residence in Thackeray-street with the public sewer without the required permission.
A little girl named TAIT suffered a severe injury to one of her insteps yesterday afternoon. She was running down the street opposite the entrance into Mr GLASSFORD's yard in Emerson-street when she fell under an express which was backing out, with the result stated.

Charles BOTCHEL, John HAYES, John FITZGERALD, and Robert BROWN were each sentenced to 48 hours' imprisonment with hard labor yesterday for being found illegally on the premises of Mr J.G. PARKER, Carlyle-street. The men were homeless, and went into a shed for shelter and to sleep.
HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 6, 1895
Mr W. NELSON will leave HAWKE'S BAY tomorrow on a visit to the Old Country.

A man named Robert HARKNESS was sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment for habitual drunkenness by Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday.
A sad accident occurred at MANGATERA, DANEVIRKE, yesterday, by which an old and esteemed resident named Anton BERNTSEN lost his life. It seems that he had driven his horse in a dray into the yard at his house and removed the winkers, with the intention of allowing the horse to feed. The animal, however, took fright and started towards the gate, at which it rushed full tilt, carrying with it poor BERNTSEN, who had hung to the horse's head. The poor fellow was frightfully mangled. Dr. MACALLAN was sent for at once and was quickly in attendance, but it was seen at once that nothing could be done for him, and he slowly sank and died at 4.15 p.m. BERNTSEN was 55 years of age and was a married man with a large grown-up family. He had lived upon his farm at MANGATERA for many years, and in his unobtrusive way had made many friends. Sincere sympathy will be felt by all with the bereaved family.
Messrs C.B. HOADLEY and Co's sale rooms were filled yesterday afternoon, when Mr HOADLEY, on behalf of Mr NELSON, submitted the TAKAPAU estate to public auction. The first lot put up was a 190 acre section on the southern portion of the run for which bids of £4 10s, £4 15, and eventually £5 were offered, but the reserve not having been reached the land had to be passed in. A section containing 223 acres, situated in the centre of the block, was next submitted, but the highest bid was £4 5s, which was below the limit. Section 23, 202 acres of bush land, next claimed attention but £3 was the best offer. This section and the adjoining one containing 211 acres were afterward quitted privately, Mr GIBBS and others being the purchasers at £3 15s per acre. No bid was elicited for 23 acres near the railway line...........We hear that it is quite probable that this property, which is admitted on all sides to be one of the best ever submitted to auction in HAWKE'S BAY, will all be sold privately, as a number of people in search of land are in the district, several of whom have not had an opportunity of making an inspection.....
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 7, 1895
have entered to shoot at the NEW ZEALAND Rifle Association meeting.

Ralph FILLISCH was charged at the S.M. Court yesterday with stealing a horse, the property of Donald M'KAY, of WEST CLIVE. The man was alleged to have borrowed the horse and afterwards sold it. The accused, who was represented by Mr DINWIDDIE, was remanded for a week on the appication of the police, bail being allowed.
We learned from a private source last night that Mr Percy T. EMERSON, a son of Inspector EMERSON of this town, and well known in local aquatic circles, won the 100 yards swimming race at PALMERSTON NORTH yesterday. He was also second in the 50 yards race, and made a dead heat of it in the 150 yards handicap after a desperate race.

Miss LOCKING, a daughter of Dr. LOCKING, of NAPIER, has taken her degree of B.A. at the NEW ZEALAND University. This distinguished young lady was educated at the Ladies' College, NELSON, and kept terms for two years at the CANTERBURY College. We are also glad to be able to record that another NAPIER aspirant, Miss SPENCER, a teacher at the Girls' High School, has been similarly successful. She was coached in her studies by Mr WOOD and Mr PLUKNEY, of the Boys' High School.
An alarm of fire was rung out at PORT AHURIRI last night. A heap of rubbish had been burning at Mrs TROUTBECK's residence, Napier terrace, during the afternoon, and some sparks were blown towards the house, setting fire to some of the trees and fences and causing an alarming fire. The Port brigade was quickly on the spot, but on arrival found that the danger had been averted with the assistance of the neighbors, who formed an impromptu bucket brigade.

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning Michael SULLIVAN was charged with stabbing Arthur M'CARTNEY on the 26th February. The evidences of M'CARTNEY, Phoebe STUART, barmaid, Dr. MOORE, Detective KIRBY, and Gaoler SEVERNE was taken, after which the accused was committed for trial.
HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 8, 1895
The PAHIATUA bicyclists have formed a club, Mr C.E. BEETHAM, president; Mr D. PUCKIS, secretary and treasurer; colors, llight and dark blue.....

THAMES Advertiser:
HONE HEKE, who is perhaps the finest sample we have of the cultivated Maori, is about to blossom forth as an author. He has had in preparation for a long time a volume of Maori legends, which will shortly be published. If HONE is as good a writer as his grand old ancestor was a fighter, we have a treat in store.
HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 9, 1895
Peter ROSS appeared before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday morning charged with having been found the night before without lawful excuse in Mr Le BAS' stable, Carlyle-street. He was sentenced to be imprisoned for three days.

Alfred LEWIS, seven years of age, and described as already "incorrigible," came up on remand before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday morning charged with stealing three bus tickets. The boy's father said Mr J. O'NEILL, of CLIVE, had promised to take the boy in hand. Mr TURNBULL cautioned the lad and ordered him to be handed over to the care of Mr O'NEILL.
A lad employed by Mr G.T. FANNIN as a groom met with a serious accident last night. He started off to the paddock riding one horse and leading two others, and was afterwards found lying by the roadside with one of his legs broken. He was at once taken to the hospital. It is surmised that he was pulled off the horse he was riding by those he was leading, and that the latter trampled on him, causing the fracture.
A social and dance in connection with the PORT AHURIRI Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club was held in Stuart's Hall last evening, and was the most successful gathering of the kind held at the hall since its opening.......Mr C. HEAD made a most efficient M.C., Miss TRASK played an extra waltz during the evening, and vocal selections were contributed by Captain TONKIN and Messrs BENSON, FORNE, and MUIR. Judging by the success of the social it is evident that tennis has thoroughly "caught on" at the SPIT.

A Government inspection of the HASTINGS Rifles by Major WOOD took place last night. At the conclusion of the inspection Major WOOD presented the company's belt to Private Sydney NORTHE, the winner at the last competition.......

HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 11, 1895
An unfortunate woman named Marian ROACH, who pleaded guilty that she had strayed into the open door of a public-house at the PORT, and been overcome by the temptation to take just a taste of brandy while en route to the steamer which was to have conveyed her to WAIROA, was fined £1, in default seven days' imprisonment for drunkenness, at the S.M. Court on Saturday.

HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 12, 1895
A whare situate on the Omahu-road and occupied by a number of milkmen employed by Mr KITTO, the well-known dairyman, was destroyed by fire on Monday morning. The men lost all their belongings and several valuables.

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning Mr TURNBULL, S.M., granted the application of Fanny OLIVER to be given the custody of her six children and for an allowance to support the same. An order of 4s per week in respect to each child was made against the husband, he to pay all costs.
The Hawke's Bay Law Society held their annual meeting yesterday afternoon. Mr H.A. CORNFORD, the retiring president, occupied the chair. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:-

President, Mr. G.E. SAINSBURY
Vice-president, Mr P.S. M'LEAN

The retiring president entertained the members of the society at a dinner last evening.
The Hawke's Bay Law Society held their annual meeting yesterday afternoon. Mr H.A. CORNFORD, the retiring president, occupied the chair. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:-

President, Mr. G.E. SAINSBURY
Vice-president, Mr P.S. M'LEAN

The retiring president entertained the members of the society at a dinner last evening.
The Honourable J.D. ORMOND's private residence, Napier Terrace, has been added to the telephone exchange, No. 245.

At the S.M. Court yesterday LOW Yee Lee was fined 10s, and ordered to pay Court costs and interpreter's fees for failing to close his shop on a statutory half-holiday.

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning Alexander LOUDOUN, manager of the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Co-operative Association, was fined £1 and costs 7s on each of five separate charges of offering for sale sheep infected with lice.

HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 13, 1895

The following will represent the St. Crispin's Club in their match with the Tradesmen's Club this afternoon:-


Our ORMONDVILLE correspondent writing yesterday says:-

The bush in front of the cemetery is burning, and there are log fires in most of the paddocks round the township. On Saturday sparks from the engine of the school excursion train set fire to the grass at the side of the line near the station. The top rails of the fence also caught, and the new vicarage was in considerable danger. Fortunately plenty of help was at hand, a crowd having assembled at the station to see the excursion train, and the fire was beaten out before it had time to spread.

There are very large fires all round NORSEWOOD. The bridge on the Danish line near Mr BRABAZOU's has caught fire twice and been extinguished. Mrs BRENKLEY's house on the Ngamoke-road was burnt down on Saturday. Mr Edwin PETERSEN's house was also burnt, and none of the contents saved. Mr P. MAGNUSEN lost a barn full of hay, and Mr Johan PATTERSEN lost his haystack. The wind has just risen again and is now blowing very hard, and some fears are felt for the safety of the main part of the township of NORSEWOOD.
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 14, 1895
Death -

RUSTON - At NAPIER, on the 12th March, Maud, beloved daughter of S.J. RUSTON, aged 13 years.

The funeral will leave her father's residence, Carlyle-street, at 3 p.m. to-day (Thursday). Friends please
accept this intimation.
Sergenat MALVILLE, inspector of weights and measure, will shortly be on the warpath, and we advise those of our readers whose scales may happen to have an awkward tilt to the off, to remedy the defect.

Miss HEATH, whose trip to SYDNEY was unfortunately marred by the fact that her belongings were stolen by a spieler, intends proceeding to WELLINGTON immediately to carry on musical classes. Miss HEATH will return in May to NAPIER, where she will undertake tuition as usual.

We have been informed, on the best authority, that the local manager of the Bank of New Zealand, Mr T.W. BALFOUR, is retiring from the service of that Institution on a well earned pension after a long service of 33 years. Many of our readers will no doubt unite with me in wishing Mr BALFOUR and his family success and prosperity, wherever their lot may in the future be cast.

We hear that besides Nurse ALLAN two other ladies connected with the hospital staff have sent in their resignations in consequence of the aspersions recently made in regard to the conduct of the hospital. Considering that it is universally acknowledged that these alleged revelations are without foundation in fact, and mere panderings to sensationalism, it would be surprising if any should be found to take them in earnest. Therefore we hope that the rumor is not well-founded.

James OLIVER was fined £2 with costs, in default seven days' imprisonment, for drunkenness, by Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday. On the day previous the defendant's wife was granted a protection and maintenance order against him.

James JAMES, who had been released on bail on a similar charge, did not appear, and the amount of his deposit £1, was estreated.
In the S.M. Court yesterday morning orders against defendants were made in the following judgment summons cases:-

BAIN and STUBBS v. Thomas ALDRIDGE, claim £6 6s 6d; ordered to pay £2 2s forthwith, in default three days' imprisonment; order suspended for 14 days.

R.J. NEALE v. Joe POREKURA, claim £5 14s 6d; ordered to pay amount forthwith or in default three weeks' imprisonment.

Thomas C. MOORE v. Martin ANDERSON, claim £7 4s; ordered to pay £6 4s forthwith, in default seven days' imprisonment; order suspended during payment of £1 a week.

E.W. KNOWLES v. Robert COX, claim £2 18s 6d; ordered to pay £1 18s 6d forthwith, in default three days' imprisonment; ordered suspended for 14 days.
HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 14, 1895
Messrs NEAL and CLOSE undertook a big contract yesterday afternoon, when they entertained the visitors from the country to the number of over 1000 at an al fresco feast on the Esplanade. Yet there was enough for all and to spare, and "good at that," as we heard a bystander remark. Our generous townsmen deserve the thanks of the citizens generally for taking over the responsibility of catering for so great a company, and we are glad to know that their efforts were so cordially appreciated, as expressed by
Mr HAGGEN in his speech fromthe rotunda.

Our TIKOKINO correspondent, under date March 12th, 1895, writes:-

During the progress of the bush fires in MAKARETU the old Lutheran Church was totally destroyed. Fences were reduced to ashes in many places. In BLACKBURN some of the settlers have suffered heavy loss, notably Mr REID whose dwelling was burfnt, and Messrs M'LEAN and SCOTT, who, besides losing a building (occupied by Mr JOHNSON) lost a large haystack, and a supply of posts and battens. The bush settlers thus are doubly handicapped in making a living during these hard times. The dwelling of Mr PETERSON on the Blackburn-road, which was destroyed through a defective chimney, is now in course of re-erection.

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning, before Messrs VAUTIER and LARGE, J.P.'s, Ralph TILLISCH was charged with stealing a horse valued at £5, the property of Donald MACKAY, of CLIVE. The evidence for the prosecution was to the effect that the accused had borrowed the horse and had "swapped" it for another without the owner's consent.......The Bench decided that there was no case for the Supreme Court, and dismissed the information.
HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 15, 1895
Marriage -

M'HARDY-RYMER -- On March 13th, at St. Thomas' Church, MEANEE, by the Rev. A.P. CLARKE, Percy Alexander, second son of Alexander M'HARDY, Longlands, HASTINGS, to Ella, daughter of G. RYMER, MEANEE.
A man named James SMITH, who was released from gaol yesterday morning after seving a month's imprisonment for vagrancy, was immediately re-arrested on the advice of the gaol surgeon on a charge of lunacy, and remanded after examination before
Mr J.W. NEAL, J.P., for medical examination.

Yesterday morning at the HASTINGS S.M. Court, before Mr BELIBY, J.P., an itinerant named HINCHLEY was charged with damaging a window and a picture frame at the Pacific Hotel. The accused had been refused drink and ejected from the pub, and in revenge cast a miniature rock through the nearest window. He was fined 20s, and ordered to pay costs 2s, and damages 25s 6d, in default one month's imprisonment.
We are asked to place a case of deep distress before the benevolent. A Mr and Mrs BOLIN recently arrived here, the former in the hope of renewing his shattered health. Unfortunately his disease - consumption - had made too great inroads, and he is now at death's door. They are absolutely without means, and in want of the necessaries of life. The Rev. W.H. BECK vouches for the urgency of the case. We shall be glad to receive and acknowledge any subscriptions sent to our office.
HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 16, 1895
Death -- BOLIN - On March 15th, at his late residence, Enfield-road, Oscar Jacob BOLIN, aged 29 years. The funeral will leave for the NAPIER Cemetery, to-day, March 16th, 1895, at 1.30 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation. T. DURNEY, Undertaker.

Mr G. MARSHALL, the secretary of the Hawke's Bay Cricket Association, has received a wire from AUCKLAND to the effect that a representative team from the North will come to NAPIER and play the locals on Thursday and Saturday, the 11th and 13th April.....

Mr G. MARSHALL, the secretary of the Hawke's Bay Cricket Association, has received a wire from AUCKLAND to the effect that a representative team from the North will come to NAPIER and play the locals on Thursday and Saturday, the 11th and 13th April.....

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning a dreadfully emaciated wreck of a woman named Jessie JOHNSTON staggered helplessly into the dock to answer to a charge of vagrancy. The unfortunate creature had been brought from CLIVE, and was an object lesson on the results of drink and starvation. The police evidence was to the effect that the wretched being kept body and soul together by begging in the day time, and that at night she slept in the open air or under such temporary accommodation as was available. Any money she had obtained was at once liquidated over a bar counter. In reply she muttered something which was taken to mean "guilty," and a sentence of one month's imprisonment with hard labor was passed upon her.

As showing the value Mr H. SMITH's Premier Dairy Factory between ORMONDVILLE and NORSEWOOD is to the district, £275 was paid last month for milk, and this month it amounts to £247. This revenue must be very beneficial to the small farmers.

The new road from TAKAPAU to KOPUA is being laid off. It will follow the line for the greater part of the way, and then cut through Messrs PRESCOTT's property near KOPUA. When completed there will be a direct line of road from TAKAPAU to ORMONDVILLE and thus obviate the necessity of going round by NORSEWOOD.

Mr C.L. MACKERAEY has accepted the office of president of the WAIPAWA County Rugby Union.

As showing the value Mr H. SMITH's Premier Dairy Factory between ORMONDVILLE and NORSEWOOD is to the district, £275 was paid last month for milk, and this month it amounts to £247. This revenue must be very beneficial to the small farmers.

The new road from TAKAPAU to KOPUA is being laid off. It will follow the line for the greater part of the way, and then cut through Messrs PRESCOTT's property near KOPUA. When completed there will be a direct line of road from TAKAPAU to ORMONDVILLE and thus obviate the necessity of going round by NORSEWOOD.

Mr C.L. MACKERAEY has accepted the office of president of the WAIPAWA County Rugby Union.
HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 18, 1895
Death -

PEARSON - At the NAPIER Refuge, on the 17th March, Thomas PEARSON (65th Regiment), aged 76 years.
We have received £1 from Mr Peter GOW in aid of the BOLIN fund.

Four prominent HAWKE'S BAY residents left NAPIER by the Mararoa yesterday - Messrs F. LOGAN and A.J. COTTERILL on their way to ENGLAND, and Messrs R. PRICE and C.H. EDWARDS en route for SYDNEY.

The late Mr WHITTEM, of Messrs WHITTEM, NICHOLSON and Co., of WELLINGTON, was a brother of Mr WHITTEM, manager of the Station-street branch of Messrs CONROY and Co. Mr WHITTEN left NAPIER by the express train on Saturday morning to attend the funeral obsequies of his late brother.
At the annual meeting of the HAWKE'S BAY branch of the New Zealand Education Institute, held in the main school on Saturday, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:-

President, Mr J.N. DODDS, M.A.
Vice-president, Mr James HISLOP
Hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr R.B. HOLMES
Members of committee, Miss BROWN and Messrs MORGAN, SMITH, and GOULDING.
Violet WILLIAMS, a well-known character about town, caused some excitement on Saturday morning by announcing to some children in the vicinity of Wellesley-road that she intended to drown herself. The unfortunate creature distributed a few coins amongst the youngsters, and bidding them "good-bye" proceeded to the Union Rowing Club's boatshed and immediately plunged off the staging into the water. The liquid only being about two feet in depth at this point, however, the whoman (who was in a maudlin state as the result of intoxication) struck bottom with some force, and this combined with the fact that the water was rather chilly evidently deterred her from her purpose, for after wading out a little farther she made up her mind to return to terra firma and did so, mud bespattered and wet to the skin. Detective KIRBY, who happened to be in the vicinity, was apprised of the occurrence and took her in charge.
Mr J.A. VICKERS, of the NAPIER railway staff, was on Saturday night at the Terminus Hotel presented by his fellow employees with a silver teapot, butter cooler and knife, and biscuit jar in commemoration of his recent marriage. Mr STOKES, in a few well-chosen words referred to the good fellowship which existed between Mr VICKERS and the staff generally, and on their behalf he wished Mr and Mrs VICKERS long life and happiness........The rest of the evening was spent in harmony, songs being contributed by Messrs GRAHAM, BEAMISH, INGLETON, HOPKIRK, LEVEY, SHEILS, and VERNALL.......

HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 19, 1895
Marriage -

STOCK-MARSTON - On the 18th March, at St. John's Cathedral, NAPIER, by the Very Rev. the Dean of WAIAPU, George STOCK, of NAPIER, solicitor, to Louise Frances, youngest daughter of the late James V. MARSTON, of Auckland, solicitor.

Deaths -

MACKAY - Drowned, on the 16th March, 1895, Donald MACKAY, aged 35 years.

The funeral will leave the West Clive Hotel at 1 o'clock to-day for the NAPIER cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation.

BEER - At Napier on the 16th March, 1895, Josiah, the beloved husband of Elizabeth BEER, and third son of G.W. BEER, aged 33.

The funeral will leave his father's residence on Wednesday, at 2 p.m.

SYMONDS - At the NAPIER Hospital, on the 18th March, 1895, James SYMONDS, aged 84 years.

The funeral will leave the Hospital for the NAPIER cemetery at 11 o'clock to-day.
A settler of CLIVE asks us to contradict the statement that Jessie JOHNSTON, who was recently imprisoned as a vagrant, is an object lesson of the results of drink. He says, "She has lived in the township about twelve years, and no one has seen her inside an hotel or the worse of drink

The junior cricket cup tie, NAPIER v. ST. CRISPIN, will be played off on the Recreation Ground on Wednesday, commencing at
11 o'clock. The following will represent the NAPIER Club:-

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning,

A charge of prostitution against Margaret MANLEY was not sustained.

John EGAN, for riotous conduct while drunk, was fined £2 with costs, in default seven days' imprisonment.

Marian ROACH, an old offender under the heading "drunkenness," was sentenced to six week's imprisonment.
An inquest on the body of the late Donald M'KAY was held at the Clive Hotel yesterday morning, immediately after the arrival of the express train from NAPIER, before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., coroner, and the following jury:-


The evidence of Thomas HUNT, George CROSS, Arthur HYLLIER, and Constable KENNEDY was taken.....No fresh evidence was elicited, and the jury returned the following verdict:-

"That deceased was drowned by the capsizing of a boat, the capsize being caused by his own set, while temporarily insane."

HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 20, 1895
In the S.M. Court yesterday morning, in the civil case W. WILLEY v. J. LAW, claim ?2 5s, the plaintiff was non-suited.

Miss CAUGHLEY, of the UPPER MANGANIA VALLEY, is to be presented to-day by settlers and school children of the valley with a handsome writing case on the occasion of her leaving to take charge of the TE AUTE school.

The defendant failed to produce any evidence yesterday in support of the points on which the rehearing of the case CARO v. MANSFIELD was granted, and the original judgment in favor of the plaintiff for ?9 will, therefore, still hold good.

The unemployed of the WAIROA district have petitioned the Government to give local men preference to strangers on the WAIROA-NAPIER road works about to be commenced, especially on those portions within the WAIROA county. Mr CARROLL has been deputed to lay the matter before Ministers.

HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 21, 1895

Mr BOGLE, station master, returned from his holiday this afternoon, having toured through the west coast towns as far as NEW PLYMOUTH. He describes the whole district as looking thriving and prosperous, especially TARANAKI, owing to the numerous dairy factories.

Mr W. BEETHAM, of WAIRARAPA, who has between four and five acres in vineyard, producing from 300 to 400 gallons of wine per acre, says in his opinion nearly the whole of HAWKE'S BAY, especially the low slopes of MAKARETU, is eminently suitable for the production of good claret or Bordeaux wine.

Death -

MUIR - At the NAPIER Hospital, on March 20th, James MUIR, blacksmith, late of HAVELOCK NORTH, aged 54 years.

The funeral will leve the NAPIER Hospital at 3.30 p.m. to-day (Thursday). Friends please accept this intimation.

Some excitement was caused for the few who were abroad in the town streets yesterday afternoon. Mr N. SHAW was driving two horses in a buggy down Milton-road when the animals became frightened at the Salvation Army band and bolted, and in turning the corner into Tennyson-street the vehicle capsized and the occupants were thrown out, luckily escaping injury. The buggy became righted almost immediately afterwards, and the horses dashed madly along till they reached the Marine-parade, which they traversed at full speed till Coote-road was reached. The pull up the hill in this vicinity steadied them considerably, and they were secured none the worse for their escapade. Only the pole and wingletree of the buggy were broken.

The return rowing contest between the NAPIER and WAIROA crews was decided on the inner harbor yesterday morning at 10.30 The crews were:-

WAIROA (blue and white)
BROWN (bow), LAWTON (2), DAVIES (3), SMYTHE (stroke), and F. FLINT (cox)

NAPIER (black and white)
JAGO (bow, BELL (2), FERGUSON (3), CATO (stroke), and JAGO (cox).

CATO won the toss and chose the inside water.

.....NAPIER won by 300 yards. Time, 7 min 29 sec.

H Herald, Fri. Mar. 22, 1895
Birth -

WILLIAMS - On Wednesday, 20th March, at TE AUTE, the wife of W.T. WILLIAMS, of a daughter.

Death -

WHITEMAN - At her parents' residence, Marine parade, NAPIER, on the 21st March, after a painful illness, Lydia Bertha, the beloved daughter of W.T. and S. WHITEMAN. Deeply regretted.

The funeral will leave her parents' residence at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Friends please accept this intimation.

Yesterday afternoon Mr J. SWINDLEY, a local cyclist collided with a boy on horseback in Tennyson street. The wheelman was battered about the face and his machine was very badly damaged.

A junior crew of the NAPIER Rowing Club were exercising in the inner harbor yesterday afternoon, when a heavy sea swamped their boat, which was carried down towards the PETANE bridge by a strong tide, the crew swimming alongside endeavoring to drag her into shallow water. A party of boatmen, seeing the accident, put out quickly from the WESTERN SPIT and arrived on the spot just in time to save the boat being carried on to the bridge and probably smashed to pieces. Naturally, the NAPIER crew are very thankful to Messrs JACKSON, BURTON, and another, whose promptitude averted what might have been a very serious accident.


The police received information this forenoon that a man named BARLOW has been missing from MAKARETU since Tuesday. Constable RIORDAN has gone out at the request of the settlers to aid in a search.

HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 23, 1895

We learn that Mr HAGGEN of WOODVILLE will address a public medeting at NAPIER next Tuesday on "The Money Question," illustrated with diagrams.

We have received from Mr G. CROSS, one of the collectors, a cheque for ?3 collected on behalf of Mrs BOLIN on the occasion of the City Band's concert.

Detective KIRBY yesterday evening at the SPIT arrested a man named John HOFTEY, charged with stealing ?4 from Mr SHAW, proprietor of a restaurant at the Port.

Mr and Mrs MANSFIELD, the defendants in the case CARO v. MANSFIELD, heard at the S.M. Court the other day, appeared before Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday, charged with being unlawfully on the premises of Dr. CARO, from which they had been removed by order of the Court, but to which they subsequently returned. Each was sentenced to 48 hours' imprisonment.

A complimentary dinner was tendered to Mr Robert SINCLAIR, the late honorary secretary of the HERETAUNGA Cycling Club, at Mr Dan O'REILLY's hotel, HASTINGS, last night. Mr SINCLAIR is about to take his departure for WELLINGTON.
Mr M.J.A. SMITH was in the chair, with Mr A.C. NORRIS, representing the Wanderers Bicycle Club, on his left, the guest on his right. The usual toasts were honored, the proceedings being of a most enthusiastic description.

What might have been a serious fire occurred about 10.30 last evening at Mrs HEATH's residence. One of the boarders appears to have left a lighted candle in his room, and a puff of wind caused the light to set the curtains on fire. Fortunately a gentleman in the next room saw the blaze and at once took measures to extinguish the fire. The brigade were telephoned for, but though quickly on the spot, all danger was at an end on their arrival. Damage to the amount of about ?7 was done.

The case against the Rev. J.C. ANDREW, the well-known stationholder of NORTH WAIRARAPA, in which he is charged with failing to provide proper accommodation for shearers, has been adjourned. The reverend gentleman says that he will not build new accommodation, but if pressed will give up the Iea (?) Homestead to the shearers, and himself and wife and family will live in tents. Sojourning in tents is patriarchal, and Mr ANDREW has some claim to be considered the patriarch of the Shepherd Kings in the WHAREAMA district - (Daily Times).
Today the UNITED Cricket Club will play against NAPIER on the Recreation Ground.......The following will play for the UNITED:-


WAIPAWA will be represented as under:-


NAPIER's selected are as follows:-

A ball was inaugurated by the bachelors of MOAWHANGO on Thursday evening, who extended a cordial invitation to the people of the surrounding districts to attend.......The ball was opened with a grand march and polka, led off by Mr F. ELEY, a local dancing enthuriast. The proceedings were enlivened by songs contributed by Messrs DONALDSON, KNOX, CROWLEY, DONNEHEY, and Mrs M'CARTHY, of OHINGAITI. Great credit is due to the following gentlemen:

Mr J. CURRAN of OHINGAITI, and Messrs J. CONWAY, RYAN, and FAIRBROTHER as caterers, and Messrs BRAY, DONALDSON, HEFFERNAN, and KNOX for the music. Messrs CURRAN and CROWLEY also gave Irish jigs. Mr ELEY made a very efficient M.C.

HB Herald, Mon. Mar. 25, 1895

At the S.M. Court on Saturday morning a man named Courtenay SPENCE was fined ?1 and costs for being drunk while in charge of a horse.

An AUCKLAND elopement culminated suddenly on Saturday night at NAPIER, one of the principals, J.S. BATES, aged 21, being arrested for abducting Jane FLETCHER, aged 15. The errant couple arrived at PORT AHURIRI by the Waihora on Thursday. Both belong to ONEHUNGA. BATES will be remanded and sent North by the first boat.

A capsize occurred opposite the Masonic Hotel yesterday afternoon. Mr GURR was driving a gig containing Messrs FANNING and BIDDELEY round the corner, when the impetus of the evolution caused the vehicle to capsize, and the occupants were bowled out on to the footpath in a twinkling, all, luckily, escaping with a few abrasions.

John HOFFEY, cook on the barque Wenona, was charged at the S.M. Court on Saturday morning with stealing ?4 from George SHAW, of PORT AHURIRI. SHAW, who is a restaurant-keeper, gave HOFFER a ?5 note by mistake when the latter was settling a boarding score, and he forthwith went off and spent a portion of the amount at a shop and in a hotel, where he was found by Detective KIRBY, to whom SHAW at once made complaint. The accused pleaded for leniency, and was sentenced to 24 hours' imprisonment, and ordered to refund the full amount

Death -

LUCAS - On March 23rd, the infant son of William and Jessie LUCAS, aged seven months.

The funeral will leave the Railway Hotel, PORT AHURIRI, at 3 o'clock today.
HB Herald, Tues. Mar. 26, 1895
The young man BATES, charged with abducting Jane FLETCHER from AUCKLAND, was brought up at the S.M. Court yesterday morning and remanded to the northern city, on the application of the police.

A farewell social to the Rev. R. M'CULLY, will be held in Stuart's Hall, PORT AHURIRI, tomorrow evening.......

An unneighborly quarrel was considered by Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday morning, Jane MORTON accusing Louis La BROOM with having assaulted her on the 21st instant. After hearing considerable evidence the Bench dismissed the case with the remark that if a cross-action had been brought he would have bound both over to keep the peace. Mr KENNEDY appeared for the defence.
George ASHWORTH was charged at the S.M. Cout yesterday morning with failing to comply with an order of the Court ordering him to pay 10s a week towards the support of his wife. Mr KENNEDY, on behalf of the defendant, pleaded the latter's inability to keep pace with the order. The Bench adjourned the case till Thursday to enable the parties to make some arrangement if possible. Mr CRESSWELL appeared for Mrs ASHWORTH.

It gives us pleasure to welcome into our midst another highly talented musician in the person of Herr Louis TUTSCHKA, who has been obliged to leave AUCKLAND (where he has been a most successful teacher both of singing and instrumentation for the past twelve months) and come to NAPIER on account of health. Herr TUTSCHKA numbers amongst his pupils such celebrities as Miss BEST and Miss Alice RIMMER, and many of the best violin double-bass players of the colony owe their knowledge to his tuition.
Miss DANVERS, a daughter of Mr A.T. DANVERS, met with a nasty accident yesterday. She made a call at the house of a friend at HAVELOCK, and as she was driving home in a buggy the horse bolted and became utterly unmanageable. He had not gone far when he ran violently into a baker's cart at a narrow part of the road. The result was that the buggy and its fair occupant were overturned, and the horse in the baker's cart bolted (with what results our informant cannot say). One of the buggy wheels ran over Miss DANVERS' shoulder, but fortunately though her face was scratched and her body badly bruised, she was not seriously hurt.

Mr MURDOCH, writing yesterday says:-
The late rains and frosts at HASTINGS made me tremble for Mr TIFFEN'S white grape vintage, but on visiting GREENMEADOWS this morning I was pleased to learn that the rain had done no damage, and that the vineyard was so sheltered by the adjacent hills as to be practically free from frost.....

A cricket match will be played at FARNDON next Wednesday - Banks and Merchants v. Law.....The following are the teams:-

Banks and Merchants:


Marriage -

SANDERSON-HEYWOOD - On the 20th March, 1895, at Holy Trinity Church, Avonside CHRISTCHURCH, by the Ven. Archdeacon CHOLMONDELEY, assisted by Rev. W.A. PASCOE, Thomas Cholmondeley, eldest son of the late Thomas SANDERSON, of Greta Peaks, WAIKARI, to Mabel Lea, youngest daughter of J.M. HEYWOOD, CHRISTCHURCH.

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning B. O'ROURKE was fined 10s and costs for leaving his vehicle unattended at PORT AHURIRI.

Messrs W. ENGLISH, J. CARTER, J. GILLIGAN, H. POWDRELL, and P. DOLBEL have been elected members of the PAPAKURA River Board.

T.E. LINDSAY, representing the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, was fined ?1 and costs yesterday morning for offering for sale undipped sheep.
HB Herald, Wed. Mar. 27, 1895

Marriage - - SHAW-PITT - On March 23rd, at All Saints' Church, TARADALE, by the Rev. A.P. CLARKE, Nimrod Cecil SHAW, of HAWKE'S BAY, to Edith Margaret, second daughter of the late William PITT, of Upton Park, CHESHIRE, England.

Death - - KARAITIANA - On the 26th March, at HASTINGS, Heneira, the beloved daughter of A. and H. KARAITIANA, aged 16 months. Private interment.

Herr TUTSCHKA was 12 years in AUCKLAND, not 12 months, as stated. He has secured a house in Munroe street, and will commence tuition at once.

Robert HARKNESS, an old familiar face in the dock, was sentenced to two months' imprisonment without the option of Mr TURNBULL, S.M., yesterday morning.

The baby KARAITIANA whose death we record in another column is the first granddaughter of the celebrated HERETAUNGA chief KARAITIANA TAKAMOANA.

HB Herald, Thurs. Mar. 28, 1895

Mrs DICK of "WANANO," wishes us to contradict the rumor that she is about to leave NAPIER.

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning Patrick M'CARTHY, charged with obstructing Constable BRADLEY in the execution of his duty, was fined ?2, in default seven days' imprisonment.

George REDMOND, alias GRAY, was charged at the S.M. Court yesterday morning with stealing a pair of boots from DRIBERG's(?) boarding-house, the property of Richard GREENAWAY. On the application of Detective KIRBY, who made the arrest, the accused was remanded till Friday.
On making inquiries at the NAPIER Hospital at a late hour last evening we learned that the jockey GALLAGHER, who was hurt by the mare STEPFELDT falling on him in the Waverley Stakes yesterday is not so seriously hurt as was at first anticipated, and is at present progressing favorably.

We regret to hear that Constable LEITCH, of TARADALE, has been obliged to retire from the police service owing to continued ill-health. Mr LEITCH has performed his duties for many years in a highly praiseworthy manner, and the news of his retirement will be received with regret by the public generally.

A Maori maiden, clad in the bifurcated garments (trousers) of the New Woman, was the cynosure (centre of attention) of all eyes at NAPIER Park yesterday, in fact, occasionally the attention she attracted must have been decidely embarrassing to her. At times quite a crowd gathered round the intrepid native and stared, and stared, and stared again; and then she would move on, only to be cornered by admiring males in another quarter. The ladies, of course, viewed the innovation with considerable interest, and quite an array of field glasses, with female eyes behind them, could occasionally be observed scanning the damsel's comely proportions from the vantage of the grandstand. The young lady pedalled to the course in the morning on a bicycle made for one, and the pace she got out of her machine as she went buzzing by them on the return journey rather startled some of the old hands.

I don't know if the Editor wrote this but, whovever did, you have to admire his vocabulary! - Judy
HB Herald, Fri. Mar. 29, 1895
Birth -

BURNET - On the 20th March, 1895, at her residence, Shakespeare road, Napier, the wife of William BURNET, of a son.
Constable RYAN arrested a man named Henry CARPENTER on a charge of stealing an overcoat from Percy JARMAN.

We understand that Constable LEITCH, who has been obliged to retire from the police force owing to ill-health, is to be seranaded at TARADALE by the City Band shortly.

( A follow up to yesterday's note - Judy):
"Yesterday the graceful aboriginal who, on Wednesday, caused such a sensation at NAPIER Park, cycled round the streets of NAPIER, her style of locomotion fairly captivating her numerous critics, both male and female.
On inquiry at the hospital last evening we learned that the jockeys GALLAGHER and CUNEEN are progressing very slowly towards recovery. GALLAGHER is very little better than he was the previous day, and CUNEEN is still suffering very much.

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning Mr TURNBULL ordered a distress warrant to be issued against George ASHWORTH, to enforce the payment of arrears in the matter of a maintenance claim preferred by his wife, in default two months' imprisonment.
Mr CRESSWELL prosecuted, and Mr KENNEDY defended.

Although the funeral of the infant KARAITIANA, which took place yesterday at HASTINGS, was supposed to have been private, a very large number of natives and several Europeans were present at the interment. The grandmother of the deceased, a very old woman, came down from GISBORNE specially for the ceremony. Before proceeding to the grave the Rev. J. HOBBS read a portion of the burial service in the church, and the "Dead March" was impressively played by Miss KELLY.

Danevirke -

Mr R.L. STANFORD, S.M., presided at the Magistrate's Court yesterday and disposed of a number of cases. In the matter of an application for an attachment order on an employer, his Worship refused to grant the order, holding that wages cannot be attached - Mr A.R. LYONS of MANGATORO is suffering a slow recovery from an attack of rheumatic fever.
HB Herald, Sat. Mar. 30, 1895
Birth -

STARK - On March 25th, at Rangiriri Cottage, MOHAKA, the wife of James STARK, of a son
The unfortunate woman Mrs MANLY was apprehended by the police last evening whilst in a state of drunkenness. She will appear before the Bench this morning.

Frederick Stuart BATES, the gay Lothario who skipped from AUCKLAND to NAPIER with an "infant" aged 15 and a little, returned to his native heath with an escort in blue last night. Later on he will have an opportunity of explaining the little escapade to the S.M.

Miss RINGWOOD, who is a certificated massease (sic), and has been most successful with her cases in WELLINGTON and at ROTORUA, has taken over the classes hitherto carried on by Miss Etty RINGWOOD, who has gone to WELLINGTON. Miss RINGWOOD also intends taking over her sister's swimming and gymanstic classes.

The following team will represent the United Tradesmen in their final match against the Electric Telegraph team next Wednesday on the Recreation Ground, play to begin at 2 sharp:-


Emergencies: THOMSON, CHALK, and WHITEMAN.

Messrs VAUTIER and SWAN presided at the S.M. Court yesterday morning.

Henry CARPENTER, charged with stealing an overcoat, was remanded.

George REDMOND pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a pair of boots valued at 20s, the property of Richard GREENAWAY. The boots were taken from DRIBERG's boarding house and pawned. The accused was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment.

Dr. LOCKING has been successful in obtaining by the last mail from Dr. RUFFER, the director of the British Institute of Preventive Medicine in LONDON, a supply of diptheria anti-toxin, with the necessary appliances for administering the remedy hypodermically, according to the methods adopted by those scientists who have made a special study of all matters in connection with diptheria and its treatment. It is well known, as shown by statistics, that the mortality from this disease has been reduced in EUROPE from about sixty to ten percent.

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