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HBH 1896 Jan 08
The Hon E BLAKE left by this morning's train for Auckland and Sydney. Passages have been booked in the Tasmania from Auckland to Sydney for Mr BLAKE, Sir Bruce BURNSIDE, and Mr BURCHELL, all of whom have been connected with the Midland Railway arbitration. Mr BLAKE intends leaving Melbourne for London on the 27th instant
The Inter-colonial cricket match commenced today. The New South Wales team made, with fine batting, 223 in the first innings, the top scorers being:
FURNESS not out 43

Auckland in their first innings made 112 for six wickets. The match will be resumed tomorrow.

The local top scores were:
OHLSON not out 21
HAY 17
The origin of the small blaze which was discovered late last night in the premises in the Karamu Road, lately occupied by Mr LYS, remains a mystery

On Sunday afternoon John M'LEOD, a bedroom steward on the steamer Rotomahana, jumped overboard and was drowned. He is believed to have committed suicide. He was 25 years of age, single, and a native of Glasgow. He had no relatives in this Colony.

Mr F.W. WAKE, B.A. headmaster of the Timaru School for six years past, and formerly of the Napier District School, has resigned owing to ill-health, and relinquishes his profession.

William STOREY was committed for trial on three charges of false pretences.

HBH 1896 Jan 9

M'VAY-On January 3rd, 1895 at Southern Cross, Australia, George Deuchar M'VAY, aged 50 years.

The many friends of Mr George M'VAY will regret to learn of his death from heat apoplexy which took place at Southern Cross, Western Australia, on Friday last.

The deceased left Napier some months back to try his luck at the goldfields, but so far has not been very successful. The deceased was a man of wide reading and most charming conversational powers, which rendered his company eminently agreeable. He leaves behind him in Napier, a widow and large family.

Advertisement 203

City Boot Palace, Hastings Street, Napier-R.McNAUGHTEN

HBH 1896 Jan 10
NZ Educational Council It was agreed that the next meeting of the council take place in Auckland on January 4th 1897.
Officers were elected as follows: -

President-Mr A.D. STEWARD-Auckland
Treasurer-Mr T.A. FOSTER M.A. -North Canterbury
Secretary- Mr W.T.M. RUEDY or BUEDY-Wellington

Mr D. WHITE-Otago
Mr C. WATSON-Wellington
Mr H. DAMPSEY-New Plymouth

At the Magistrate's Court this morning before Messrs JOHNSON and INGLIS, justices

Cornelius BROSNAHAN charged with being of unsound mind, wandering at large and not under proper care and control.

Mr GRACE is again here purchasing shares in the PIRI PIRI, WAIKOPIRO, RAKAUTATAHI, NGAPURURU, and TORATU Blocks, and is having success.

Birth - SMITH-At Waipukurau on Tuesday 7th January 1896, the wife of W.SMITH, Trafalgar store, Waipukurau of a son

HBH 1896 Jan 11 Hastings LEWIS

Mr A.C.LEWIS, our only barrister, I believe, has recently enlarged his premises in Queen-street, making a very nice suite of offices thereof, and to adequately fill the same has taken unto himself in "these hereditaments hereby described" a partner, in the person of his brother, Mr Thos. Wm. LEWIS, a gentleman also well and favourably known here as a solicitor of large experience in the native Land Courts and other business. LEWIS AND LEWIS is a time-honored name in legal circles, and no doubt this particular branch of a (legal) family name will do all in its power to add Instre thereto.

***Note by Elaine-a firm by this name is still operating today in Hastings main part of the City.
At a meeting of the Auckland Knights of Labor it was resolved that the Knights of Labor in Auckland, while regretting removal from the colony necessitates the retirement of the Hon. W.P.REEVES from the position as Minister for Labor and Education, which he has filled with advantage to the workers, congratulate him upon his appointment as Agent-General, and wish him every success in his future career.

Albert Edward ALLEY was sentenced to three months for escaping from Mount Eden. He told the Bench that he thought the gaol authorities were to blame for leaving a plank in a place where it tempted him to escape. He thought it was very wrong to leave it in such a place. He would not have minded being shot. Nothing would have suited him better, as his life was ruined.

It is with much pleasure that I note that Mr George EBBETT, who has been managing clerk for Messrs WILLIAMS and LOUGHNAN here, has received notification from the registrar of the University at Wellington that he has successfully passed his final law examination in law, qualifying him for the position of solicitor. This is particularly gratifying, as Mr George EBBETT is well known to Hastings people as a thoroughly hard worker in everything that he has undertakes, and that he is the first lawyer that Hastings has had the honor of producing, he having been born and bred in the township.
HBH 1896 Jan 13
Monday-BIRTH - LUBBOCK-On January 11th, at the residence of Mrs FORREST, Carlyle street, the wife of Alfred LUBBOCK, RISSINGTON, of a son.

HBH 1895 Jan 15

For all information relating to Trade Marks and PATENTS
Apply to
Consulting Engineer & Patent Agent
Fel. Aust. Inst, P.A.
Member. Chart. Inst. P.A. LONDON
Tennyson Street, Napier

BIRTH-CATO -On the 27th December, at Holly-road, St. Albans, Christchurch, the wife of W.G.CATO, of a daughter.

Further particulars of the Kaipara boating accident, show that the party had been out to Motirumu Island for a day's picnic, and on returning at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, when about a chain and a half from the island a puff of wind jibbed the sail and the boat capsized the occupants being thrown into the water.

A strong wind was blowing from the island to the mainland and the tide running in strong. None could swim save EDWARDS. He pulled the rest out of the water and got them to hold on to the boat and rigging but heavy seas washed them off. EDWARDS tried to get Harold PARKINS ashore but the little fellow was drowned.

HBH 1896 Jan 16

Our Waipawa Correspondent writing yesterday says: At the Magistrate's Court today before Messrs JOHNSON and INGLIS, Justices-Cornelius BROSNAHAN was brought up on remand

The London correspondent of the NZ. Times, writes as follows with reference to the marriage of the
daughter of a late well-known Hawke's Bay resident, Mr H.W.P. SMITH of OLRIG: -

On Wednesday week last a very fashionable Anglo-New Zealand marriage was solemnized in St. Colomba's Church, Nairn. N.B. The contracting parties were Miss Wilhemina Mary, only daughter of H.W.P. SMITH of Olrig, Napier, NEW ZEALAND, and Mr Charles James Roy FRASER, of Merlewood, Inverness.

The church was lavishly decorated with white chrysanthemums and evergreens intermixed, and long before the time appointed for the arrival of the bride the church was crowded with the ellte of the district. The bride arrived at 1.30 leaning on the arm of her brother, Mr James SMITH to whom was entrusted this task of "giving away."

She wore a white broebé satin dress with long train, tulle veil and orange blossoms and a diamond necklace, and carried a magnificent bouquet. Her six bridesmaids were three of them dressed in white satin, cream fichus and pink Saabs, and three were dresses of white silk crepon with similar sashes. All wore large black velvet hats, with black feathers and pink roses, and carried shower bouquets of pink and white carnations.

The bridegroom, who is the elder son the late Major Charles FRASER, was garbed in Highland costume, as was his best man. The ceremony was performed by the right Rev. the Bishop of Moray and Ross, who was assisted by the local clergyman, the Rev H.F. FLANK?

The happy pair were the recipients of numerous and costly presents.

HBH 1896 JAN 17
From further particulars of the bathing fatality near the hospital, it appears that Nurse SHEFFIELD went in to bathe alone, her three young lady companions sitting of the bank watching her. The tide was low, and she had to wade some distance across the mud flat, and a few feet from where she entered the water the bank shelved steeply into deep water, so that she at once got out of her depth and was quickly drowned, her companions being unable to render her any assistance. The body has been recovered. Deceased was aged 25 and her parents lived at Pekene, near AUCKLAND

Friday Death - KNAPP-At the residence of the parents, Milton-road, On January 14th, 1896.
Rose Penwarden KNAPP aged 6 months

Hastings news
The number of infants who died here yesterday was four, not two as reported by me yesterday, and this seems a terribly high percentage for one day in a population the size of Hastings, especially as the general health of the borough is fairly good. The fact is that during this sultry and changeable weather every care should be taken to ensure the perfect cleanliness of each and every vessel in which milk is kept, and especially those artificial contrivances from which the youngsters of the present day derive their earliest nourishments, and upon which they cut their "milk teeth."


Mr George HOPE, for several years rider to Mr DOUGLAS'S stable and who has recently been appointed trainer to that gentleman, was today united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss CHISHOLM, a young lady well known here as the presiding genius for some months at the bar of the Hastings Hotel. Their numerous friends wish that the race of life will be a good one from the start to the finish.

***NB Abridged by Elaine

Mr PILCHER, the railway traffic manager was asked to provide an engine to convey the local "steamer" to the scene of the conflagration if circumstances warranted such an extreme step. Two five roomed cottages in the immediate vicinity, occupied by employees had been totally destroyed.

Further enquiries elicited the fact that it was not the freezing works which had caused the blaze. The fire broke out and originated in the house of Mr Chris NEILSON/NEILSEN, a butcher employed by the works. His house was the second in a row of six. The domicile of Mr FRASER, one of the engineers was soon ablaze and willing hands removed all the furniture. Mr O'NEAL'S house was also in jeopardy, but Mr HERD and four ready helpers mounted the roof and combated the flames with continual relays of wet sacking. The Messrs NELSON, junior, and Mr SUNDERLAND were on the spot at the time of the outbreak, and were indefatigable in directing and assisting the men. As far as we can learn there were not insurances on either houses of furniture.

An accident happened yesterday to a youngster name WILLIS. Whilst climbing a tree he slipped, and in falling broke one of his legs, necessitating his removal to NAPIER.
Advert No 96.

Horace H HUNT-Manager Book and Stationery business

Previously D. WHYTOCK
Music supplies and orders taken for printing - Lithographing, bookbinding etc.

Also agents for
PHOENIX Fire Insurance Co-G.F.RICHARDSON, Pianoforte Tuner and Repairer
Secretary-Hastings Town Hall Company and Agent for all leading papers in the Colony

D.D.HYDE & Co-Hastings Street NAPIER and at HASTINGS and WELLINGTON
Briar pipes

Advertisement No 188
F.HOWARD-The Little Jewellery Whare-Emerson Street-Napier
Practical watchmaker and Jeweller.
HBH 1896 Jan 18

Information was received by the local police yesterday afternoon that Constable SIDDELLS had arrested a man named Henry BROOKS at Ormondville on suspicion of stealing a quantity of wool, the property of Mr Thomas SIDEY, Makotuku.

The engineer of the Wellington Harbor Board, Mr FERGUSON, has made his mark during the 12 years he has been in the service of the Board. When he entered the service he took up the duties of engineer and secretary. He has during his term drawn all the plans for the Board, kept its books, and arranged all the details of its large growing business. The Board H B Lodge Meeting

The usual meeting of the pride of Hawke's Bay Lodge L.O.G.T., was held last night, when the Brothers surprised the Sisters by providing a fruit banquet. Songs and recitations were the order of the evening and were taken part in by the following members:

Bros, BURLEY or HURLEY, LEE, M'LEOD, NORRIS, of the Bond of Unity Lodge, Bros. B.FRANKLIN, HERES, DAY, CLARKE, GANNAWAY, HODGKINSON, MUMFORD, of the pride of Hawke's Bay Lodge.

During the evening Bro. C. P. CLARKE presented them Lodge with a beautifully bound copy of the Holy Bible.

Wanganui School

A meeting of the old boys of the Wanganui Collegiate School was held in the Cathedral schoolroom last evening, Mr E.W.ANDREWS in the chair. It was resolved to form a Hawke's Bay Branch of the Old boys' Association. Mr C.R. ANDREWS, secretary of the Wellington Branch, was present, and explained the objects of the association. About 25 names were handed in for membership, and the following office bearers were elected: -

President-Mr A.R.NICHOLL
Secretary: Mr A.G. SAXBY

HBH 1896 JAN 20


At Hastings on January 18th, the daughter of Joseph Manaena, aged 6 years 7 months.

HBH 1896 JAN 21

Palmerston At 2 o'clock this morning MULLINS'S hotel at LONGBURN was burned to the ground. Very little was saved. Mr MULLINS, with his wife and child, escaped with difficulty. A middle-aged man, named Michael POWER, was burned to death; His charred remains were discovered in the debris.

Marriage- On the 18th January, 1896 at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev J.G. PATERSON, William, only son of the late W.F. PALMER to Sarhellen, second daughter of C.K TAYLOR.


The Colonial Sugar Company has advanced the price of sugar 10s per ton.

Private cablegrams from SYDNEY state that Professor TUBBS has recovered and left SYDNEY for MELBOURNE in company with a friend. The occurrence is attributed to sunstroke.

Mr E.T. GILLON, editor of the Post, arrived by the Waihora en route for WELLINGTON in a precarious state of health. He underwent an operation in SYDNEY, but it was only partially successful.

At a large and representative meeting, Mr NICCOLL, chairman of the Harbor Board, presiding it was decided to form a branch of the Navy League.
DEATH - MATIER-In the 18th instant, at Lunesdale, Makaretu, Earle, infant son of J. and A.E. MATIER, aged 4 months.

Weight of Bread

NAPIER BAKERS FINED-At the S.M. Court yesterday morning-before Mr A. TURNBULL S.M.

James ALEXANDER charged with selling a loaf purporting to be four pounds in weight which in reality only turned the scale qt 3lb 13 oz. Sergeant KIRBY prosecuted, and Mr CORNFORD to defend. Sergeant MULVILLE deposed.

Samuel FLYGER pleaded guilty to selling a 4 lb loaf 1 ? oz short weight and a find of ?1 and costs.

Henry FISHER pleaded not guilty but after hearing the evidence His Worship decided to inflict the same as in the other cases.

W.H. CARTER pleaded guilty to selling a 4lb loaf short weight ?1 and costs

The case against James PANTON of selling a 2lb loaf three quarters of an ounce short was adjourned owing to the illness of defendant's wife, who was a witness.

HBH 1896 Jan 22
BOWLING Napier Reps

Match between the Napier and Hastings Clubs will be played on the Napier green this afternoon, commencing at half-past 2 'clock sharp.

The Napier players will be chosen from the following:



The second term of Mr W.T.SHARPE'S singing classes begin on Monday next at 8 p.m.

Mrs F. O'B. LOUGHNAN wants an experienced housemaid.

Messrs P.A.HERMAN and Co sell vehicles on Saturday.

ZEALANDIA cycles, price ?20, may be purchased at factory, Tennyson street Napier

Brethren of the Loyal Napier Lodge, I.O.O.F. are requested to attend Bro. George HERBERT'S funeral.

Court news

Messrs SUTTON and BURDEN J. P's presided at the S.M. Court yesterday morning to give judgement for plaintiffs in the following cases: -

STUBBS, PATERSON and Co V H.W. JAMES ?5 15s 2d, costs 5s

We have been requested to state the following facts: -
Mr HOLLIES, a respected Hastings resident died suddenly in August last. His life was insured for ?200 in the government Life Insurance Department. The family gave due notice to the department at the time of death, and have sent several communications to the head-office since, but can get no satisfaction. They are in want of money. This is a matter which should receive immediate attention.

Mrs F.R. FOWLES has started (says Rangitikei paper) on her bicycle trip on 100 miles to Wellington by way of Wairarapa. She will visit friends at Carteron and then go on to Wellington.


Messrs CARLILE( in the chair)

It had been decided to ask Mr PINKNEY to resign or take three months notice of dismissal.

Mr H.S. TIFFEN wrote forwarding his resignation as he was too old to continue a member of the Board with a vote of thanks from the board for his past services.

On the motion of Mr NEAL a vote of thanks was passed to Mr ORMOND

Fire at Hastings

This morning two small building in Hastings-street, Hastings, situated between Mr George HASTINGS' shop and Mrs COBB'S photographic studio, were discovered to be in flames.....One of the destroyed buildings was occupied by Professor THRIPP and the other by Mr PETERS, and very little was saved, both being considerable losers.......Professor THRIPP, in whose premises the outbreak occurred, had some difficult in rescuing his wife and children. His stock and furniture were insured and the shop was owned by Mrs MAYO, of Clive. Mr PETERS was the owner of the place occupied by him.

local news

We were shown yesterday a medal made by Mr COLLINS, the local jeweller to be presented to the winner of the aggregate piping events at the forthcoming Caledonian sports.

Two Napier firms-Messrs DAVIES and EVANS, tailors, and Mr R. M'NAUGHTON, bootmaker are presenting their customers with some very handy memo tablets just now, the one side being for note-taking, and the other having on its face a neat almanac printed in gold.

The Rev. H.W.J. MILLER has come out of hospital after undergoing a most successful operation, and will leave Napier for a change of air at the end of the week. He will most probably not resume his duties for a month or so.

A private wire from New Plymouth yesterday afternoon stated that oil free from water had commenced to flow from the pipe at the Motorua petroleum works

Napier Harbor Board
Tuesday-January 21

Messrs VAUTIER-chair

A letter was received from the TYSER Shipping company drawing the Board's situation to a complaint made to them by Captain SIMPSON of the Star of New Zealand, in reference to want of attention to lights on the breakwater and look-out for vessels approaching the harbour.
Dr. MILNE-THOMSON has been selected as the representative of the Hawke's Bay Medical Society at the international conference to be held in Dunedin shortly
Sporting News

The New Zealand Times of Tuesday says: -Percy WHITE, jockey, Hastings, was adjudged a bankrupt yesterday. A meeting of his creditors will be held in the Official Assignee's office, Wellington on Monday next at 11 a.m. His unsecured debts are stated at ?112 5s, divided among nine creditors, of whom the largest are James IRVINE, dentist-Christchurch ?33. W.SHIPTON, billiard-marker, Wellington, ?35. Of assets there are practically none.

There are some secured debts-A ROBINSON, horse-trainer of Hastings has a claim of ?385 secured by a first mortgage over a house and allotment at Hastings, valued t ?350, and John Ritchie, solicitor of Christchurch, has a claim secured by a bill of sale over furniture valued at ?1000. The deficiency in the estate if ?117 5s.
Waipawa news

The following is the report of the country hospital for the past week: -
Twenty-one in-patients, including one female; seven males received during the week; four males and three females discharged; no deaths.

The Rev. Fathers M'GRATH, KIRK, SMYTHE, GROGAN, BINSFIELD, and POWER left by the express today for the usual retreat and synod in WELLINGTON.

Frederick PETERS, son of W. PETERS, met with a rough experience on Saturday at Mr SAXBY'S station, OERO, when he was rushed by a bull, and came out of the fray with three broken ribs. Details are not to hand, but the boy is doing as well as could be expected at the station.

A special meting of the Waipawa school committee was held last night, when all the members were present. A circular letter from the Secretary of the Education Board was read, notifying the annual election, and stating that Messrs R.HARDING, F.W.WILLIAMS, Rev. D. SIDEY, the retiring members and are eligible for re-election, and intimating that the committee had power to nominate two persons. It was resolved that Mr HARDING be nominated.

The Town Board had a special general meeting this forenoon.
Messrs W. RATHBONE, JOHNSON, JULL, and ABRAHAMS. Mr. S. JOHNSON was called to the chair.

A young man named Jabes WALISEE was arrested by Detective KIRBY yesterday afternoon on several charges of obtaining money under false pretences. He will be charged at the S.M. Court this morning and remanded to Wanganui, where the alleged offences were committed.


STOCK-On the 20th January at Harvey Road, Napier, the wife of George Stock of a daughter

HARDING-On the 21st January7 the wife of W.B.HARDING, Waipukurau of a son.

HERBERT-At his residence, Papakura, on 20th January, 1896, George Herbert, aged 66.
The funeral will leave his late residence for Napier Cemetery at 12.30 p.m. this day.

HBH 1896 Jan 24


GLENDINNING-At his residence, Guy's Hill, Napier, on the 23rd January, David
Glendinning, aged 63 years.
The funeral will leave his late residence at 3 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.

The Poverty Bay Herald says: -
Strawberries at this time of the year are an unexpected treat. The "Mikado" Strawberry, which Mr BAKER introduced into the colony, flourishes, and bears prolifically..more

The many friends of Mr David Glendinning will learn with surprise and regret of his somewhat sudden death which took place at his residence, Napier, last evening. The deceased had been ailing only for a day or two and passed away whilst unconscious, death being immediately due to paralysis.

He was a contractor in the Auckland district for many years, and coming from thence his first work was the building of the Union Bank, Napier.

He returned North for a time, and coming back was engaged at different times in the construction of the Spit-Petane bridge, and the Mohaka and Porangahau bridges, and in connection with Mr J. GRIFFIN he carried out the major portion of the Napier drainage contract.

The deceased was a shrewd man of business, and of a genial treatment which won him a host of friends. He leaves a wife and grown up family to mourn their loss.

HBH 1896 Jan 25 Race Meeting owners paid

The following are the amounts won by owners over the meeting:

W.DOUGLAS £403 15s
Hon. J.D.ORMOND £228
R.ALLEN £209
M.HOBBS £104 10s
P.F. TANCRED £99 15S
T.H. LOWRY £85 10S
E.KAHU £80 15S
J.FREETH £66 10S
W.H. CHITHAM £66 10S
W.HOLMES £61 15S
J. PAUL £47 10s
J. CHAAFE £14 5s


HBH 1896 Jan 27

Dr. MASON, late of Collins-street, MELBOURNE, has commenced the practice of his profession in NAPIER, and may be consulted at Mr OWEN'S Pharmacy daily, also at his Private Residence, Byron-street.

Bankruptcy Notice
No 527
Supreme Court of New Zealand-Wellington District
John Charles MARTIN of NAPIER, Cabinet-maker, and a bankrupt will apply for his discharge from Bankruptcy at the sittings of this Honorable Court to be held in NAPIER on Tuesday the eleventh day of February, 1896-E.H.WILLIAMS-Solicitor to the above bankrupt.

Advertisement No 96

The H B Herald Branch Office is now removed to these Premises
Telephone Number 233

Horace H HUNT-Manager
Also agent for:
Phoenix Fire Insurance Co
G.F. RICHARDSON, Pianoforte Tuner and repairer
Secretary-Town Hall Company and agent for all leading papers in the colony

Telephone 171 ***(NB by Elaine this is the first advertisement that I have noticed so far with a telephone number.)

K.BEECHAM-Dalton Street, Napier

Purchase Business of Importer, Oil and Color Merchant, &c, &c, from Mr E.T. WOODCOCK.

Advert No 475


Hastings Correspondent telegraphed last night to say that a narrow escape from a serious accident occurred in the main street on Saturday afternoon. A dray laden with pine branches lost a tire opposite the Herald agency and was drawn in to the kerbstone. Mrs NICOLL drove along in a pony carriage shortly afterwards and her horse became so frightened while passing through the narrow way between the obstruction and a cabeband that it bolted.

The fair driver struck to him pluckily however and succeeded in pulling him up safely outside CAULTON'S Hotel.

Advert No 478

Music Room-Regent Street
Music Theory and Harmony Classes

HBH 1896 Jan 27 HENN Miss
Advert No 480
Teacher of Violin and Piano

Advert No 467
Singing Class in St John's Schoolroom-Fee 10 6d per term of eleven lessons

Advert No 337
Teacher of Music and Singing at NAPIER and HASTINGS

Fire and Marine-Head Office, SYDNEY

Appointed Messrs C.H. CRANBY and Co of Hastings Street, NAPIER as agents for the above company for the Provincial District of Hawke's Bay-W.J. RONALYNE-Attorney for the North Island of N.Z-5th October, 1895

No 523
For Sale-The West CLIVE General store Established 1886
Apply by letter or personally to S.G.THORNTON.

Advert No 463

Tenders invited for the purchase of the United Methodist Free Church property consisting of Section fronting Carlyle and Craven Streets with Church, School-room, and dwelling house of six rooms. The Rev J.W. WORBOYS will give any information desired

HBH 1896 Jan 28 Caledonian Sports
Hawke's Bay Caledonian Society's Sports
(Tips by "The Stayer.")


First event 100yards

Second Event 220 yards

Third event 440 yards

Hurdle Race 440 yards

One Mile Handicap

Three Mile Handicap

Amateur Handicap

First Event 100 yards

Second event 220 yards

Third event

Advertisement No 106
Coach and Horses, TARAWERA
Fred HERRIES- Proprietor.

KNOX-At the Napier Hospital on the 27th January, 1896, Ellen, beloved wife of William KNOX, aged 24 years

The funeral will leave for the Napier Hospital at 2.30 today (Tuesday) for the Taradale Cemetery-T.DURNEY, Undertaker.

General news

On the fourth page will be found Waipawa and Tikokino correspondents' letters and news from the Transvaal concerning the grievances of the Uitlanders.

Messrs Baker and Tabuteau have disposed of Rev. Dr. SIDEY'S property in Tennyson Street to Dr. MOORE at a satisfactory figure.

We hear that Mr "Joe" IVEA? intends to go back to Ashburton where he will probably become the "patron saint of a new paper," and contest the next election with "the M'LAUGHLIN, M.H.R."
BIRTH CROSSE-At HASTINGS on the 27th January, the wife of T.CROSSE, of a son.
Letter regarding rules and local cycling official J.E.COWELL-January 27th, 1888 NAPIER

The town firebell rang out as alarm last night and inquiries elicited the fact that a quantity of clothing under the staircase of Mrs KING'S residence.....

The school picnic last Friday afternoon went off in a very pleasant manner, under the combined efforts of Messrs M'MILLAN and ROOD.

Mr FARAM, who arrived by the coach during the evening, was thus enabled to make the acquaintance of several of his pupils and their friends during a short visit to the picnicking ground,

Mrs SULLIVAN died at bout 5 o'clock on Friday evening after a lingering illness. Much sympathy is felt for her parents, Mr and Mrs HALLASY, who have long been resident in this district. A large number of relatives and friends of deceased attended the funeral to the HADLEY Cemetery, Waipawa, on Sunday

SULLIVAN- At TIKOKINO, on January 24th, 1896, Theresa, the dearly beloved wife of John SULLIVAN of Blackburn, and sister of Mrs E.REVES, of Maraekakaho, aged 26, Rest in Peace.

HBH 1896 Jan 29 Court news

John M'BRIDE, cabman was yesterday fined ?1 and costs in default five days' imprisonment for being drunk while in charge of a horse and vehicle.

Thomas M'CARTHY, the putative father of an unborn child, was ordered by Mr TURNBULL S.M., to be bound over in his own recognisance's not to leave the colony in the sum of ?30, and another surety of the same..

The only civil case likely to come on for hearing at the forthcoming sittings of the Supreme Court is that of T. QUINLIVAN v W. DOUGLAS, a claim for ?2679 12s 6d concerning illegal possession of the mare BROOKIST in face of an agreement giving him the use of the mare as long as she could race.

The Woodville Examiner says Mr Charles CAMPBELL discovered a swarm of bumble bees on his farm on Sunday. This is the first of the sort he has seen swarm in the colony, and while in North America the bumble bees used to swarm in lots of three; there are from thirty to forty in this swarm.

Mr CAMPBELL intends, if possible, to catch the swarm and place it on exhibition somewhere in town.

Messrs John COUPER and John ASHWELL have taken over the Junction Accommodation House at FRASERTOWN, WAIROA, which has been furnished in a most complete manner for the reception of tourists and families visiting the district.

Within easy distance of LAKE WAIKAREMOANA, NUHAKA hot springs, MARUMARU caves, Te REINGA FALLS, and other places of interest in this picturesque locality. Junction House promises to become very popular with holiday makers.
A painter named William DAWN fell from the top of a two-story store in Featherston-street today, and fractured the base of his skull. It is considered unlikely that he will recover.

Later- William DAWN, who fell from a ladder today, died in hospital. The accident happened by the top rung giving away. Deceased was 60 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children.

A meeting of the Cemetary Trustees yesterday afternoon by Mr J.B. FIELDER was appointed Secretary vice Mr E.A.PLATFORD resigned. Mr TIFFEN withdrew his resignation as a trustee

We have the direct authority of Captain RUSSELL for stating that at the next election he has no intention whatever of offering himself as a candidate for the East Coast seat. He will fight Hawke's Bay against all comers

HBH 1896 Jan 29 German Court Singers

The German Court singers, Frau Margarethe Von VAKAEL and Herr Rudolph SCHMALFELD, have arranged to visit NAPIER for two nights, February 3rd and 5th. They are favourably spoken of by our Auckland contemporaries


John GUILLMOTT, a prisoner undergoing five years' penal servitude struck Ward REARDON in the face while employed at the Taiaroa Heads works, and was charged with the offence at the Police court today. GUILLMOTT pleaded guilty to the act, but said he was provoked by the ill-treatment of the ward and lost his temper. Gaoler PHILLIPS offered to produce witnesses. The Bench was satisfied that was not necessary, and sentenced the prisoner to a reduction of good conduct marks, equal to six months
of his remission.


Miss FRASER of the Girls' High School, NAPIER, has been appointed to a vacancy on the staff of the Girls' High School here.

Mr W.B. FOX, brother of Colonel FOX, was married at Culverden last Thursday to Miss WILSON, daughter of Mr Frederick WILSON, of Culverden.

The first meeting of the recently formed National Association was held last evening in Messrs HOADLEY and Co's auction rooms, when there was a large attendance.

A council of fifteen, thoroughly representative of all sections of the community, was elected to hold office in July last. A large number of new members were elected, including many ladies-who are eligible equally with male electors


At 12.30 last night our Hastings correspondent rang up to report yet another conflagration. It appears that P.A. HERMAN and Co's Auction rooms were discovered to be on fire, the flames having a strong hold.............before the fire engines could be got into operation the flames were in full play, and fears were openly expressed that the whole block from O'REILLY'S to CHARLTON'S would have to go.....On one side leading into the auction mart, was Professor PALMER'S herbalist establishment, and on the other side his son was in possession of a fruiter's shop. The fire police worked methodically and well, and removed a great deal of property from DEWSNAP'S, HATTON'S and adjoining premises...........

***NB Abridged by Elaine

As a result of our representation of a few days back Mrs HOLLIES yesterday received an order from the Public Trustee for her share of her late husband's life insurance money handed over from the government Life Insurance Department

Local summary

A couple of days have yet to run to end the first month of 1896, but already 19,000 bales and 458 packets of HAWKE'S BAY Wool have left our shores for LONDON, the world's market.

Reckoning present LONDON values as at least 1 ? d per lb higher than this time last year, this month's wool output alone should mean for HAWKE'S BAY an addition to our income of over ?57,000 sterling and provide no with what we so rarely get-a busy winter, with full work for everyone.

M'KENZIE succeeded yesterday in further lowering the DUNEDIN-INVERCARGILL cycling record to 9h 54min.

When digging a telegraph post hole a few days ago Mr T. HILL, of HAMILTON, found a worm which measured nearly 18 inches in length. The most remarkable feature in connection with it is extreme phosphorescence. When taken out in the light the whole body and the slime which exuded from it shone with a great brilliancy.

Mr J. MAGINNITY, teacher of the piano, singing and voice production, will resume tuition on Monday 3rd of February, and will in future pay visits to Hastings and Waipawa if sufficient inducement fees.

LANSDOWN-At NAPIER, on January 28th, Gladys Myatt, infant daughter of Harry and Mary Lansdown of PAPAKURA-aged 4 1/2 months.

The funeral will leave her parent's residence today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. for the Taradale Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Napier Rowing Club

At the Committee meeting held last night the following representative crew was chosen to go into training:

J. FERGUSON (stroke)
W.J.REID (3)
S. JAGO (bow)

Messrs STYCHE and DAVIDSON were appointed handicappers.
AUCKLAND A Maori name RERE has been committed for trial on a charge of forging an endorsement on a cheque at MANGONUI. It was alleged that the cheque in question was stolen from a mail bag which accused was carrying. Other charges of stealing letters from mail bags were preferred.


Only one creditor attended the meting in the bankrupt estate of Percy WHITE, jockey, held in Wellington on Tuesday....The meeting adjourned sine die

At the Ormondville Court on Monday before Messrs GROOM and BRABAZON, J.P's

Henry BROOKS sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labor for stealing two bags of lambs' wool, the property of Mrs FRIBERG.

The accused was committed for trial at the Supreme Court Napier, for stealing 80 fleeces, the property of James SIDEY

DOUGLAS-At Havelock on the 28th January, Allan, infant child of John and Sarah Douglas, aged 7 weeks.

Mr Arthur E.G. RHODES has joined the colonial Board of Directors of the New Zealand Shipping Company.

Overseas news

On the fourth page will be found letters to the editor, an article in reference to the unprecedented heat in Australia, and some particulars concerning Delagoa Bay.

The JOHANNESBURG Jockey Club's Easter Handicap is worth ?5,000

Mrs T. SIDEY met with a painful accident at Makotuku on Saturday last. While alighting from a buggy driven by Mr SIDEY, she fell to the ground through the vehicle not being brought to a standstill, and the wheels of the vehicle passed over her legs, bruising them severely. Fortunately no bones were broken, but it will be some days before she is able to walk about.-Mail.


The Public School opened yesterday, and when Constable RIORDAN-truant officer, looked in today he found only about eight children absent

HBH 1896 Jan 30
At a meeting of the Roman Catholic clergy held at St. Patrick's, presided over by Archbishop REDWOOD, for the purpose of electing three clergymen whose names should be presented to the bishops of New Zealand to assist them in suggesting to the Holy See three names in reference to the selection of one of them by the Holy See to succeed the late Dr. LUCK.

The following clergymen were elected:-
Dignissimus Rev. Father LENIHAN
Dignier Rev. Father O'REILLY
Dignus Rev. Father HACKETT.


On Thursday the W.T.C. investigate a case of alleged "ringing in" at the late Miramar meeting. A mare named Florence, nominated by Mr W.H. MARSH, of CHRISTCHURCH, and ridden by the owner, won the Trial Handicap paying ?5 15s, and it is believed that she is identical with the trotting Mare Victorian, well known in CHRISTCHURCH.

Mr W.H.J. BENNETT landed three trout from the Waipawa River on Monday weighing 9 ? lb, and 3 ? lb respectively.

Mr C. HEMMINGSEN also landed a beauty which weighed between 3 lb and 4 lb.

Death-DONNELLY at Hastings, on the 29th January, Ellen DONNELLY, aged 58 years. R.I.P.


THOMSON-HUNTER-On 23rd January, at St. John's Church, Dannevirke, by the Rev E. ROBERTSHAWE, Campbell, second son of Campbell Thomson of GISBORNE, to Helen, eldest daughter of the late William HUNTER, of PORANGAHAU.

The Public Trustee inserts a notice in reference to the Estate of the late John Francis O'SHEA of TAKAANU.

Mrs HERRICK wants a cook

Mrs DAVIS wants a nurse girl

The members of the St Joseph's branch, Hastings, of the H.A.C.B, Society are requested to attend Mrs DONNELLY'S funeral today.

HBH 1896 Jan 31

A sad drowning fatality occurred yesterday morning, by which a man named Edward MARR, a station hand, apparently about 38 years of age, residing at PETANE, lost his life in a most unaccountable manner.

He went down to the beach about 10 o'clock and borrowed some trunks from a young man named WILSON, announcing his intention of going for a swim. Entering the sea which was calm and smooth, he swam vigorously out for some distance, and then commenced to return. Suddenly those on shore noticed he had collapsed, and was floating face downwards in the water.

WILSON, who could not swim, at once ran over to the Police Station and gave the alarm, and constable NORWOOD, who is a strong swimmer, ran over, and as soon as could discern the body, threw off his hat and coat and swam bravely out to endeavour to effect a rescue. After a great deal of trouble, entailing great exhaustion, he was able to secure the body by the waist and bring it shoreward, and Constable STEVENSON then rushed to his assistance. All attempts at resuscitation failed, and Dr. JARVIS, who was soon on the spot, subsequently pronounced life to be extinct.

Death-HOWLETT-At his residence, Torquay, ENGLAND, on 29th January, Rev W.H. HOWLETT, aged 80 years

ten-roomed house at Tolago Bay owned by Mr James MACFARLANE, was destroyed by fire. Insurance-?200 in the London, Liverpool, and Globe.

East Coast drought


The East Coast, as far north as the East Cape, is feeling severely the effects of the drought. Creeks which were not known before to fail have dried up. At Waipiro the residents at the township had to carry water in boats across the Bay, a distance of five miles. At Awangi the residents bagged a barrel or two of water from the passing coastal steamers.

An inquest on the body of the unfortunate man was held at the Clarendon Hotel in the afternoon before Mr F.SUTTON J.P., and a jury composed as follows:-


Frank RHODES gave evidence: I have done business with the deceased, and on viewing the body this afternoon I identified it as that of Edward MARR, of PETANE. I believe his father is in the colony, and that he was not married. He was a labourer at Petane. I don't think he left a will. He has a section at Petane worth between ?15 and ?25.

Henry WILSON deposed: I am at present on a visit to NAPIER. My brother and I went for a bathe yesterday morning about 10 o'clock................more..then stated:- "That neither my brother nor myself could swim. We went down to have a wash, feeling rather stiff after the sports. If we had a rope we might have saved him."

To the foreman: "I noticed nothing peculiar about deceased's manner before he went in. He seemed quite right, and showed no signs of drink.

Constable S.P. NORWOOD, police clerk deposed.................Constable STEVENSON plunged in up to his neck after those on shore had joined hands, and assisted me to bring him out. We then started artificial respiration and sent for Dr. JARVIS, who came immediately. We continued to try and bring deceased round for half an hour, but there was no sign of life.

Dr JARVIS deposed...............In my opinion death occurred simply from drowning. All the organs of the body were healthy.

The jury brought in a verdict of "Accidentally drowned while bathing, no blame being attachable to anyone."
HBH 1896 Feb 1

Among the marriage announcements in the AUCKLAND papers we notice the union of Miss Terissa GERKINS, formerly of the Napier Girls' High School, to Mr J.H. BOSCAWEN, eldest son of the Hon. J. T. BOSCAWEN, of Lamorran, CORNWALL.

Captain BRAUSCHE and some of the officers of the Hastings Fire Brigade, after examining the ruins of the late fire, are of the opinion that it commenced in the back portion of Mr PALMER'S residence.

Mr. SUTTON, Deputy Coroner, acting on a suggestion of the jury at the inquest on the body of the late Edward MARR has written to Inspector EMERSON drawing his attention to the bravery and promptitude of Constable NORWOOD who swam out to sea with the great portion of his clothes on to effect a rescue.

Locals Advertisements

Mr John SIMPSON has taken over the Albert Hotel Stables, HASTINGS.
Applications for interments in the NAPIER Cemetery must be made to Mr J.B. FIELDER.
Mr R. ROBERTS will lecture in the Foresters' Hall on Sunday and Monday evenings.
Mr Robert ROBERTS, who is to lecture in the Foresters' Hall on Sunday and Monday evenings, has been for 30 or 40 years before the English public as lecturer and author, but this is his first visit to the colonies, and he speaks in glowing terms of the reception he has met with from colonial audiences wherever he has been.

Mr ROBERTS is a good speaker, and is said to handle his subjects in a very attractive way.

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning before Mr M. LASCELLES, David POPPLEWELL was fined ?2 and costs, in default seven days imprisonment for drunkenness.

The friends of Charles FOX, son of Canon FOX, formerly of St. Augustine's, NAPIER, will read with pleasure of his success, recorded in a telegram from CHRISTCHURCH, in the University junior scholarship examination, he having passed through that ordeal with credit.

Mr J. DRUMMOND, Inspector of Stock made a thorough inspection of the sheep at the ram fair yesterday but was unable to discover any signs of the presence of lice or disease amongst them.

HBH 1896 Feb 3


At the Napier Cathedral on Saturday morning Dean HOVELL united in holy wedlock Miss Amy NEALE, daughter of Mr G. NEALE, of NAPIER, and Mr SKELTON, of TARADALE.-

Local news

On the fourth page will be found a report of the annual general meeting of the Hawke's Bay Hunt Club on Saturday, an account of the Canterbury Jockey Club's midsummer meeting and other sporting news.

The HASTINGS School committee will meet this evening

A WAIMARAMA settler lost a roll of 70 one-pound notes in NAPIER on Saturday either in the streets or in a hotel.

The Government has just acquired a block of land in the vicinity of DANEVIRKE known as NGAPAIRURU block.

In the streets of KAITANGATA may be seen a blind man with his wife riding a tandem bicycle. She sits in front and steers.

GREVILLE and Co advertises at the head of their property lists some special bargains (land)

A handy sunflower bedecked almanac has reached us from the Sun Fire Insurance Office, LONDON, Mr J.F.JARDINE, local agent.

COURT Singers

In response to many requests the Court Singers have decided to give a performance t the Princess Theatre, HASTINGS, tomorrow evening.

The Australian Widows Fund Life Assurance Society publish a notice re lost policy

Native land is advertised to be sold by Mr LASCELLES under order of the Supreme Court

Messrs GREVILLE and Co advertise properties for sale

Mrs F. O'B. LOUGHNAN wants a governess

Mr E.T. ALLEN, Carlyle-street is agent for the Christchurch art union of pictures

Mr Neville RENAUD has started musical classes and tunes pianos

Tenders are invited for the purchase of the United Methodist Free Church property.

Mr C.J.A. HAZELDEN has intimated Mr M. LASCELLES that the Minister of Justice does not desire him to resign the position of Deputy Official Assignee which he has held for some time.

Local news

The three local district schools will re-open today. WATERWORTH'S Hall has been engaged for the accommodation of pupils, until the new wing of the main school is completed.

Mr N. GURR writes to us to contradict a rumor that he has been appointed superintendent of the colony of New Zealand for the New Zealand Mutual Insurance Company. His promotion came from the Head office of the Mutual Life Association to Australasia, with which he has all along been connected.

Our Porangahau correspondent wired yesterday: -

SEBLEY'S Duke of Edinburgh Hotel was completely burned on Saturday morning, but the stables were saved.........more......then-"the post-office escaped with a badly damaged roof and charred front, JENSEN'S with broken windows, and WHITE'S untouched. The telegraph posts were burned and all the instruments removed, but the postmaster restored communications by noon."

HBH 1896 Feb 4.
Tuesday page 2.

BLYTHE-At Glenlyn, Kereru, February 3rd, 1896, Fannie Maria, wife of William Robert Blythe.

Funeral leaves Maraekakaho Meeting House at half-past 9 this (Tuesday) morning. Route via Stortford Lodge, Pakowhai, and Farndon, to Napier Cemetery; interment at3 o'clock.

No 422
S. M'LERNON successor to JENSEN ad MOLLER, NAPIER, has had over 20 years practical experience as a Watchmaker both at Home and in the colonies. He has also secured the services of the entire staff of the old Firm, with Mr STYCHE as foreman.

No 126
J.S. WELSMAN has just opened per KAIKOURA from LONDON, a large supply of new goods.-The Pharmacy, Hastings-street

No 524
A Grand Art Union will be held in CHRISTCHURCH at an early date of original oil paintings and sketches by the celebrated Dutch artist: Mr P. Van Der VELDEN, who is now visiting the colonies. E.T. ALLEN, Carlyle-street is appointed agent by the committee composed of leading and influential colonists. Tickets one guinea each.

No 169
Jewellery repaired by G.I. CLARKE, Manufacturing Jeweller, Emerson-street, NAPIER. Established 1886
At the S.M. Court yesterday, Mr TURNBULL presiding, John KEATING and Joseph COSGROVE, rival cabbies who had quarrelled at the railway station, were bound over to keep the peace for six months each party to pay his own costs.

Thomas WILLIAMS and Frances SCOURINGI, who brought a quarrel to the Court for settlement were found to be equally in the wrong and ordered to pay their own costs.

A prohibition order was granted against W. EDWARDS.

Hastings School Meeting

Meeting held last night.


Headmaster reported that the attendance of the school at opening was 466, including 34 new scholars. He commended that Miss Edith HARTSTROM be appointed as trainee.

Mesdames HARDING and F.WILLIAMS were nominated to represent the committee on the Education Board

Mesdames MAXWELL and TONG appointed to visiting committee for the month.

Takapau Caledonian
Takapau Caledonian Society's Sports Entries


Running events

W.POWRIE and W.S. TAYLOR-handicappers

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning Mr TURNBULL gave a verdict for ?150, plus costs ?11, to plaintiffs in a case in which F. BAKER, of Te Aute, and WERATA, of Omahu, sued Alexander M'KAY of Clive for ?200.

Mr LEWIS for plaintiffs, and Mr CRESSWELL for defendant.

Local and General news

Sporting news and our Waipawa and Tikokino correspondents' letters will be found on the fourth page

A euchre tournament in connection with the Wanders' Bicycle Club is to be played at the clubroom tomorrow evening at 8 p.m.

Probably the largest sheep killed in New Zealand, weighting 190lb dressed, was lately on view at the shop of Mrs HORWELL, Victoria-street, Christchurch.

It is interested to learn at this juncture that a find day is a rarity in New Plymouth of late. It has been raining there on and off for weeks. The Garden of New Zealand!

While walking along the banks of the Parramatta River, the Rev J.J. TURNER saw a boy disappear in the river. Without stopping to remove any of his clothes, the clergyman plunged into the river and saved the boy's life.

Mrs Norman, professional masseuse, has gone on a short visit to Danevirke, and may be consulted by patients at Scrimgeour's Hotel.

No creditors attended the bankruptcy meeting convened in the estate of W.H. JAMES, which was to have been held yesterday morning. Mr C.D. KENNEDY appeared for the bankrupt, who was briefly examined by Mr LASCELLES, but no new facts were elicited.


Messrs J. FAIRFAX and E.W. Fairfax, PROPRIETORS OF THE Sydney Morning Herald arrived in NAPIER from TARAWERA by coach last night and put up at the Masonic Hotel..............


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

Joseph ROULSTON was charged as licensee of the Albion Hotel, that he allowed intoxicating liquor to be consumed on his premises by Benjamin PASCOE on January 28th. Mr CRESSWELL appeared for the defendant; Mr LUSK for Mr MORTENSEN the new licensee; Detective KIRBY conducted the prosecution....

Hastings Fire police

A meeting of the Hastings Fire Police was held last night, Captain TYERMAN in the chair.

A letter was read from Mr W. BLYTHE thanking the police for their efforts during the fire on his premises, and enclosing a cheque for ?3 3s. A vote of thanks was passed to the donor.

..It was resolved that the underwriters should be reminded of their arrangement, and requested to subsidise the corps to the extent of ?20 per annum.

Messrs S, RIDGWAY, T. CLARKE, and W. WHYTE were elected members of the corps.

High School Governors

At a meeting of the High School Governors held yesterday Mr M'LEAN said he could not see anything very damaging to the school in the report of Mr. M'ARTHUR.

M. Neville RENAUD, who has just arrived from MELBOURNE to take up the position as organist and choirmaster at St. Paul's Church, inserts a business notice in another column. During M. Renaud's five years residence in MELBOURNE he was a member of the Patey and Victoria choirs under Mr Hamilton CLARKE, The University Orchestra, under Professor Marshall HALL, the Melbourne Amateur Orchestral Society, under Mr HOWARD, and the Philharmonic Orchestra, under Mr George PEAKE. M. RENAUD is a thorough master of several instruments, including sax-horn, trombone, piano, and organ. He held the appointment of organist to the Presbyterian Church of Ascot Vale prior to his coming to NAPIER, and previous to that acted as organist of the Church of England, Royal Park, near Melbourne.
HBH 1896 Feb 5

Guard BEAMISH had an extremely n arrow escape from sudden death at Ormondville yesterday.

He was running to board a train which was well under weigh, when the inevitable man on the platform stopped suddenly forward to shake hands with a friend on the train. The result was a collision, in which the railway official was thrown violently to the ground so close to the train that his head came into collision with a carriage step.

The engine-driver promptly brought the train to a standstill, and Guard Beamish, partly stunned, was soon surrounded by a sympathetic crowd. It was found that he had sustained a scalp wound two and a half inches long and several body bruises.

On January 19th, at Porchester Gate, Hyde Park, LONDON, the wife of S.H. Gollan of a son

County Hospital
Waipawa news

The County Hospital for the past week reports; 23 in-patients, including two females, seven males and one female received during the week; seven males discharged; one male died.
No 613

In the Supreme Court of New Zealand
Wellington District

Property of John JURY, a bankrupt-plaintiff

Hori HEREHERE, of Hautotara, near DANEVIRKE, an Aboriginal Native-defendant.
Name of the solicitor for the Execution Creditor is

Andrew TURNBULL, Sheriff Executing the Writ.

Education Board nominations
No 639

Persons nominated for Election as members of the Board of the Education District of Hawke's Bay to supply the vacancies caused by retirement by effluxion of time of
Rechab HARDING, Esq
Rev. David SIDEY
Frederick Wanklyn WILLIAMS, Esq, as members of the said Board: -

Persons nominated.

WILLIAMS Frederick Wanklyn

G T FANNIN, Secretary

Magistrate's Court

Magistrate's Court today-before Messrs S.JOHNSON and INGLIS, Justices.

James ALKMAN OF Hampden, pleaded guilty to fishing for trout in the Manganaka river without having a license. The Sergeant said this kind of offence was so rife in the locality that it was necessary to take extreme steps. Bench fined defendant ?2, the minimum penalty with 17s costs

At the S.M. Court yesterday morning judgment for plaintiff, was given in the following cases by Mr TURNBULL S.M.: -

H.VAUGHAN (Mr LEE) v J.GEE ?4 14s
v H.STURT-9s 5d, costs 6s
W.J.TINGEY v D.H. HASTINGS-?4 10s, costs 6s

R.HANNAH and Co (Mr DINWIDDIE) v M.MOORE-8s 6d, costs 6s
Same v P.C.JONES-6s 6d, costs 6s
BARRY &Sons v Nikora RETEHIKA, ?10 15s 2d, costs ?1 6s
H.P.COHEN v R.T.BLAKE-?11 10s 6d
Same v T.STARKEY-?5 15s 4d, costs ?1 4s 6d
A.DOWER (Mr CORNFORD) v W. LYND-?4 4s 6d, costs ?1 15s.

Waipawa Road Board

Met today and present were:-

WAIPAWA School Committee



The schoolmaster reported that the school opened on Monday last week with 181 children and all the staff except Miss ROSIE, who was unavoidably detained by the steamer.

The visiting committee reported on the extreme cleanliness of the school and all belonging to it when they visited the school during the holidays, reflecting greatly to the credit of Mrs PERCY, the undertaker. Her account was passed for payment-
Messrs HARKER and JONES were appointed visiting committee for the month

HBH 1896 Feb 6 p3 F Battery



(By "Tommy ATKINS, Junior.")

The attendance and behaviour of the men at camp gives every satisfaction to the officers, and the men are to be also commended on the amount of work they put in. Volunteer camps as a rule are looked upon by the public as a picnic for the men, where a small amount of drill is done, very much sandwiched by plenty of play, and in most cases horse-play.

The battery camp may be taken as an exception to this, their daily routine being as follows: - Tea from 6.30 to 7, fall in 7.30, guard-mounting and gun drill occupies their time till 9.15, when all are dismissed for three-quarters of an hour's concert in the mess tent. Last post sounds at 10, lights out at 10.15, reveille at 4.30, fall in at 5 the various squads are drilled until 6.45, when breakfast is partaken of. After breakfast the men put their tents in order, and are allowed to leave camp for their various occupations.

As seen by the above the artillerymen are working hard and not wasting much of the time available for camp duties. That the men are attentive and take an interest in their work is shown by the fact that not a single case of neglect of duty or insubordination has been reported. Anyone passing a few minutes after "lights out" has gone would be surprised at the quietness of the camp.

The weather (with the exception of Monday night's rain, when not a few of the men got a good sousing in their tents) has been everything that could be desired. It is to be regretted that arrangements had not been completed in time to take advantage of the moon for drilling, the nights being so dark as they have been lately is a great drawback.

Charley WHITE, the cook, serves up his meals in rare style, and judging by the amount of "tucker" that each man disposes of, so far the camp has not done them any harm.

In the social line the battery are lucky in possessing several performers above the average on the piano, also two violinists, and as far as the vocalist division are not far in the rear, matters are very merry during recreation time. No canteen is held in connection with the camp.

DAVIES bigamy and NOBLE
Charge of Bigamy

A carpenter named William DAVIES, aged 31, has been committed for trial on a charge of bigamy. Accused was married in Auckland in 1887. He deserted his wife in Napier eighteen months ago and last October married a young woman named NOBLE here.

MAUNDERS Rotorua fire

Mr and Mrs MAUNDERS, severely burned at the Rotorua fire, were brought down to the hospital. The sum of ?50 has been raised at Rotorua for the sufferers' relief fund.

MORAN Accident and death


A young man named MORAN had a portion of his arm battered to pulp at Foxton through it being caught in a flax mill scutcher. The limb was amputated, but he died a few days later from shock and loss of blood

At Lancaster Park to-night J.W. JONES lowered the New Zealand five-mile bicycle record, covering the distance in 12min 57 sec, breaking the previous record by 38sec. He afterwards lowered the New Zealand amateur one-mile record to 2min 16 2-5th sec.

Christchurch Council
Nominations have been received for the Christchurch seat: -

Charles LEWIS

The election takes place on Thursday 13th inst.

Telegraphic-TASMANIA, Hobart,Wednesday

The girl BROWN has withdrawn the charge against DAVIDSON, whom she
accused of an intention to drug her in a railway carriage

At Wellington College this afternoon Miss BROWN presented young von DADELZEN, the college boy who rescued her from drowning at Island Bay, with a gold watch and chain, given by her father Mr S. BROWN. At the same time KENNIBURGH, another college lade who brought the body of Miss GOLDFINCH ashore, was also presented with a memento on behalf of the girl's mother

Australian deaths
Telegraphic-Queensland-Brisbane, Wednesday

There have been destructive floods in the Clermont district. Two brothers named HATFIELD and two stockmen named McLEAN and HEALL were drowned.

The railway was washed away in several places. The river at Rockhampton continues to rise.

SOIRY'S Hall and dwelling at Makaraka, were destroyed by fire. Insurance-£680 in the Phoenix Office

HBH 1896 Feb 7

On the fourth page will be found Hastings and Waipawa correspondent letters, sporting news, and articles entitled "Family life In the Colonies," Elephants at Work," and "Historical Sayings."

The sexton of the Napier cemetery (No 270 Roslyn-road has been added to the list of subscribers to the telephone exchange.

The Pahiatua Prohibition League has appointed a vigilance committee to see that provisions of the Licensing Act are rigidly carried out.

Max O'RELL tells the story of a chairman he had at once of his lectures, who, after introducing him to the audience, spoke for an hour and a half. The lecturer then arose, and quietly proposing a vote of thanks to the chairman for his excellent address. Sat down again, and the meeting closed.

A lawyer residing in the North of England, and noted for his laconic style of expression, sent the following terse and witty note to a refractory client, who would not succumb to his reiterated demands for the payment of his bill : - "Sir if you pay the enclosed, you will oblige me. If you do not, I shall oblige you."

Moa bones

Two men are at present digging out Moa bones in the Kapua Swamp, near Waimate (says the Christchurch Press,) and it is astonishing the number that are still coming up. Several truck loads have already been sent to Christchurch and since then the men have unearthed bones estimated to belong to at least 100 birds, and there is still no sign of the "find" giving out. The bones are found immediately below the surface of the swamp, and go down as deep as it is possible to dig, namely, 15 feet. At this depth it is difficult to procure them on account of the water filling up the hole. On Saturday an egg was found inside the skeleton of the bird, but was all crushed and broken. The men are still digging away, and are getting the bones for Dr. MOORHOUSE and Mr COLE, of Christchurch. Bones have been found in other parts of the swamp, and it is estimated that there are a greater number of Moa bones on the Kapua swamp than have yet been unearthed in any other part of the colony.

Synopsis New Advertisements

Napier ?Bus Company's valuable plant and business for absolute sale-C.B. HOADLEY and Co

Block 11 Wakarura leasehold price reduced to ?2?0

Mr. DAVIES of Messrs WILSON and DAVIES, dentists attend Hastings today from 10.40 am to 4.30 pm

The trustees of the estate of James STARK desire to hear of Mr. John WARD

Mr. James P. THOMSON is removing his clothing department to Hastings-street and is holding a cheap sale in all departments.

Mrs LEASK will receive orders for paintings of New Zealand scenery

Mr Allan M'LEAN, Duart, Havelock, has for sale four well-grown thoroughbred fillies

Forms of application for enrolment on the registrar of voters for Parliament may be obtained at the offices of the National Association

Vacancies for boarders at Mrs REEVE'S

Mrs JAMES now carried on confectioner's business in Shakespeare-road

PREBBLE'S - Preserving plums, peaches, pears &c

Supreme Court sittings

Following civil cases have been set down for hearing at the Supreme Court
Sittings next Tuesday: -

THOMSON/THOMSEN and another v W.R. BLYTHE, claim for ?223 for alleged breach of contract

H.O. LOUGHNAN v J.H. LOUGHNAN, claim ?604
J.FOLEY v J. LOWMAN claim ?200 for alleged breach of contract
A.B. RUSSELL v W.GILMORE claim ?1000 for alleged libel
The latter case will be heard before a special jury of four.

The case QUINLIVAN v DOUGLAS will not come on at the present sittings.

The Royal Tar


The AUCKLAND barque Royal Tar, belonging to Mr J.J. CRAIG, is keeping up her reputation as a clipper, the latest being probably the best run she has ever made. She has just arrived from MELBOURNE, after a splendid run, in the short space of seventy hours from port to port, which time would be taken by ordinary steamers.

The Royal Tar loads coal for WELLINGTON, thence to KAIPARA to load timber for MELBOURNE she having been chartered for several trips by the Kauri Timber Company.


A case of Bigamy in which erstwhile residents at NAPIER were concerned was heard at WELLINGTON on Wednesday when William DAVIS was charged with marrying Emily NOBLE while his first wife was yet alive. The accused was unrepresented by counsel. Inspector PENDER conducted the presentation.

Richard BURLEY, coachbuilder of NAPIER, stated that his daughter Amy was married to DAVIS 10 or 11 years ago by the Rev. Mr BULL, at AUCKLAND. Accused and witness' daughter lived together in AUCKLAND, and later in NAPIER, until about 18 months' ago, when DAVIS went away on the quiet, leaving his wife and their four children in NAPIER. Witness had not seen him from that time till now. Witness' daughter was now in service in a place that she left in order to be married.

Emily Jane NOBLE, domestic servant, deposed that she first met the accused about three months previous to her marriage for about five weeks previous to her marriage to him, which took place on October 17th, 1895, at the Registry Office in WELLINGTON.

(NB by Elaine I looked this marriage up on the fiches at the library with the Folio No of 3360 Date 1895 and the Bridegroom's name looks like Davies
There is a marriage for Emily Jane Noble in 1899 F0565 marrying WILSON
Also another Emily Jane NOBLE marriage in 1902 F1510 to MACFARLANE)

Accused represented that he was a single man. Witness and accused lived together after their marriage for about five weeks at which time witness discovered that accused had been married before, and that his first wife was still living.

A man came to the door of witness' house to inquire for the accused. He was out, and witness asked if she, his wife would do instead. The visitor seemed greatly surprised and asked her if she was the accused's wife from NAPIER.

Witness explained that she was not, and her visitor told her of the first wife's existence. Witness spoke to the accused, who admitted that he had been previously married, and that his former wife was living. Then witness left him.

Accused reserved his defence, and was committed for trial, bail being allowed in two sureties of ?25 each.


A man named William TODD died suddenly this morning. He visited SHORT'S auction mart. He complained of feeling unwell, was placed on a couch and given a stimulant, but expired within five minutes. He is believed to be a visitor, and was about 55 years of age. The cause is attributed to heart disease.

No 580

Tenders are invited for the removal of the Greenmeadows Hotel from Taradale to the Marine Parade, Napier, with alterations and additions for G.H. SWAN, Esq.
C.A. VAUTIER-Architect.
Napier January 30th, 1896

Note by Elaine- This hotel has just been removed lately and a New World Supermarket is going on this site. Same as this Greenmeadows Hotel or different one?

F BATTERY in Camp cont'd-Tommy ATKINS, Junior

The Garrison Band, Naval Artillery, and Napier Rifles paid the gunners' camp a visit on Wednesday night. Parading first in Clive-square at 7.30, they marched out and moved on to the camp in the various movements laid down for attack. On arrival in camp they were suitably received by the artillerymen that were at drill.

After the parade had been dismissed the officers and men were entertained by the respective messes, after which the mess tent was filled to overflowing, songs, choruses, &c, being given with considerable gusto. The visitors fell in and marched for town soon after 9 o'clock, the gunners cheering them out of camp.

Captain Chicken who was in command of the Navals and Rifles, before leaving thanked the battery for their kind reception, and hoped that the battery would benefit by their experience of the week, and continue to work hard at their duties. The captain's remarks earned him three hearty cheers. A great number of townspeople attended the scene. Recruiting with the battery is brisk, several having joined during the week.

Local advertisements

Wm ANDERSON, Shepherd, PETANE-?1 reward for one Bay horse, lost from Petane.

W.ATKINS, Meanee-boat for sale with all gear: price ?2

W. COX Taradale-small farm, subdivided with all necessary buildings

Mrs APLIN has vacancies for boarders at "Titipu" Harvey-road.

J.F. BOWES Napier-for sale a real bargain, Barber's chair (Archer's patent) swing-back, with detached footstool, upholstered in red velvet. Price ?7

Napier Borough Council
Thursday February 6.



A petition was presented by Cr. BEILBY on behalf of certain ratepayers, asking that the license granted to Mr J. GARNETT as a connector of drains be revoked, on the ground that there were already four resident bricklayers, and that the borough bye-laws laid down that only practical bricklayers should be employed, and that they should do the connecting work themselves.

On the Notice of Cr. LINNEY it was decided to take the necessary steps for altering bye-law 356 by omitting the words "after dark." To make it compulsory for all bicycle riders to sound their alarm bell when approaching horses ridden or in vehicles at all hours.

Hastings B C correspondence
Received from:

CARLILE and M'LEAN claiming on behalf of J.J. M'NIVEN ?12 12s damages sustained by him in being thrown from his horse in the Karamu-road through an obstruction being placed there by the Council's employees. - To be paid

Messrs HEWITT and LEWIS on behalf of Mr A.B. TAYLOR'S injuries who is claiming ?25 compensation for injuries received by Mrs TAYLOR whilst riding across an excavation in Railway-street-held over

Mr H. MURDOCH re increase of larrikinism in the borough - asking the Minister of Defence as to the desirableness of appointing a additional constable.

R J. WRIGHT-re renewal of slaughterhouse license.

Napier Council Tenders

Tenders for North-road formation were received and dealt with a follows: -

M'COUBRIE and SCULLION, 7s 6d a chain (rejected)

George HAYES, 7s 3d (accepted.)

Yesterday a girl five and a half years old named Thura WORKMAN was drowned through falling through the sleepers of a railway bridge into the Waimakariri River at Stewart's Gully. a girl 11 years old was with her, but could not save her.

A fire broke out in WOOD Bros flour mill this morning and damage amounts to about £300. The mill and contents were insured for £16, 509.
At the Magistrate's Court James LAGOON, a Chinaman, for keeping a brothel in the guise of a boarding-house was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labor.

HBH 1896 Feb 8
Saturday-Page 2

KARAITIANA-On the 7th February, at HASTINGS, Hawea, beloved child of Albert and Angela KARAITIANA, aged 6 months.

Cricket Reps

The following fifteen juniors have been chosen to play against the WAIAPU C.C. today, teams to meet on the Recreation Ground at 2 p.m.



Saturday-Page 2



On the 1st February, 1896, at the Cathedral, NAPIER, by the Rev de Berdt HOVELL, Dean of WAIAPU, Henry Edward, eldest son of Mr H. SKELTON, GREENMEADOWS, to Amy Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr G. NEALE, NAPIER-AUCKLAND papers please copy.

An old woman named Jane BYRON suspected of lunacy was removed from the Refuge to the gaol on Thursday, but we understand that the surgeon of the latter institution refused to certify that the woman is insane

Messrs J.W.NEAL and F. SUTTON, J.P's presided at the S.M. Court yesterday and took defendant's evidence in a civil case H.SEDCOLE v T. JENSEN claim for ?31


The following will represent the United Cricket Club in its match against the County team at Farndon this afternoon.

The team will leave town in cabs
local and general news

GREVILLE and Co advertise they have a section of 845 acres for sale at ?4 an acre.

A slight shock of earthquake was felt in Napier shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

A painting of Mount Egmont in Mr CRAIG's window in Hastings-street, from the brush of Miss M'DOUGALL a DUNEDIN artist of some considerable repute attracted some attention yesterday

Mr W.G. BIRCH informs us that the rainfall at Erewhon during the month of January was 2?08 inches
The Christchurch Press says: - The first ram bred by W.B. CLARKSON from his imported Wensleydale sheep and sold to
Mr J.T. KNIGHT of Laverick's Bay AKAROA, has been shorn, and clipped 19lb 1 oz of wool. It was a year and two weeks old when shorn.

Judgment summonses
Hastings Court

Samuel THORNTON (Mr LEWIS) V Rata TARI-order made for immediate payment or seven days in Napier gaol

Same v Akuhata KIMERA-order madder for immediate payment

G.H.ROACH (Mr LEWIS) v H. CHAPMAN-order made for immediate payment or 14 days in Napier gaol-suspended while payments of ?1 10s per month are made.

HBH 1896 Feb 8 2 Hastings Court
Judgment was given in the following cases: -
W.A.CARTER (Mr LEWIS) v W. PENE Jun-claim 17s 6d costs 6s
John SUTHERLAND v G.BLACKBURN claim ?13, costs ?17s
H.L. JULL (Mr LEWIS) v Arch. CAMERON claim 10s, costs 9s
W.J. TYERMAN (Mr LEWIS) v Arthur LOVEJOY claim ?1 9s 6d, costs 6s.
W.J. TYERMAN (Mr LEWIS) v Charles W. REARDON claim 15s 6d costs 18s
W.J. TYERMAN (Mr LEWIS) v Herika TORONGO or TERENGO claim ?1 12s 6d costs 6s, translator 5s
W.J. TYERMAN (Mr LEWIS) v Akuhata TIMERA claim ?2 10ss costs 8s, translator 5s, solicitor 5s
H.L. JULL (Mr LEWIS) V H. CHAPMAN claim ?1 13s costs 6s
A.P. SHEATH (Mr LEWIS) v E C POKINGHORN claim ?3 5s costs 6s
S. JAMES (Mr LEWIS) v Uta PARONI claim ?3 16s 11d, costs 7s, translation 5s, solicitor 5s
S.JAMES (Mr LEWIS) v Pane PAHI 17s 3d costs 11s, translation 3s 6d
H.L. JULL (Mr LEWIS) v HIROA claim ?5 18s, costs 15s, translation 5s, solicitor 15s 6d.
W.R BLYTHE (Mr LEWIS) v George GOLDSBOROUGH claim ?1 7s 1d costs 6s
W.R BLYTHE (Mr LEWIS) v Ihaia UTANA claim ?2 18s costs 6s, translation 2s 6d, solicitor 5s
W.R BLYTHE (Mr LEWIS) v PUKU claim ?20 19s 6d costs 34s, translation 5s, solicitor ?1 11s


Mr Williams in opening the case said that a bailment was executed between the parties over certain goods and chattels in September, 1895. Included in this were two horses, which had since been lost by the negligence of the bailees, and this, being a breach of the bailment the plaintiff claimed their return or their value.

Ellen Mary Hughes wife of C. HUGHES butcher deposed that she executed a bailment on chattels 10th September. HAY told her in November that the three horses, named Punch, Tommy, and Darkey had strayed. They came from MASTERTON. Upon being asked by Mr CORNFORD if she knew the value of the horses, she replied that she did not know as her husband saw to everything as he acted as her agent.

Charles HUGHES deposed more..
HBH 1896 Feb 10

News was received in NAPIER on Saturday that a young lad named G.J. OSWALD has been burned at AKITEA. He was engaged in burning off bush, and became hemmed in by the fire. His body, very much charred, was found next morning in a heap of ashes.

Information has been given that there is a probate for him at the Wellington Court and that he was a Cadet.


JABERG-At the Napier Hospital on 8th February, Frederick Henry Jaberg, of
Port Ahuriri, aged 33 years.

The funeral will leave the Hospital at 3 p.m. today (Monday)-T.DURNEY, undertaker


HAZLITT-At NAPIER, on February 8th, 1896, the wife of T.J. HAZLITT,
HAMPDEN, of a daughter.

The many friends of Mr William ROSS, manager of the Ruakituri station will regret to learn that he is very ill suffering from typhoid fever at the Marumaru Hotlel, says the Guardian. His brother Dr. ROSS has been wired for, and will proceed from WAIPAWA immediately
Horowhenua Royal Commission

The Royal Commission in connection with the Horowhenua Block will consist of Messrs:
J.C. MARTIN S.M. of Wellington
R.S.BUSH S.M. of Whangarei
J.C. M'KERROW OF Wairarapa.

AUCKLAND Saturday Telegraphic news (per United Press Association)

James STOKES, cabdriver, aged 30, died in the hospital today from a fracture of the skull, caused by a fall from a horse on Thursday night.


Mr Wm BOOTH, a prominent citizen has intimated that he will donate to the city a site valued at ?500 for the purchase of books, if the city Council will erect a suitable and permanent building. The Council will consider the question later on.

The question of city baths, either central or at each end of the city has no further advanced.

Fire Inquest
***NB by Elaine
This ARTICLE has been substantially CUT and where . lots more evidence taken

Hastings S M Court-Saturday, February 8-before Mr TURNBULL S.M.

Fire Inquiry
An inquest was held on Saturday as to the cause of the fire which occurred in Herman's Block, in Railway-street, on the night of January 28th, the following gentlemen composing the jury: -

Messrs Joshua BENNETT (foreman)
Sergeant MITCHELL conducted the inquiry on behalf of the police
Mr LUSK represented the Fire Insurance Association
Mr SCANNELL appeared for Messrs P.A.HERMAN and Co.

Sergeant MITCHELL deposed...there were two shops, being in the occupation of Messrs PALMER, senior and junior as a herbalist's and as a fruiterer's respectively.....
Witness called-Percy A. HERMAN, auctioneer, Hastings....names mentioned Mr BANNER and Detective KIRBY, CUFF and GRAHAM, shipping agents-Christchurch.

Austin Phillip SHEATH, solicitor Hastings-Deposed and mentioned Mr DEWSNAP and examination, went to Carlton's Hotel with Mr PALMER, Went to PITT'S, MAXWELL'S, then to CAULTON'S, to HUNT'S...

Harry Knight Thomson, draper, Hastings a member of the Fire Police deposed... and mentioned JOHNSON, WAWN...

John WAWN, restaurant keeper, living four days from HERMAN'S said...
....Mentioned absence of Joe RIVERS when questioned but saw Thompson was there.

Thomas Treleaven JOLL, nightwatchman said he discovered the fire...


HBH 1896 Feb 11 2 TAYLOR
Tuesday PAGE 2 birth

TAYLOR-At Craven-street on February 9th, the wife of W.T. TAYLOR of a son.

A very pleasing presentation was made to a largely attended meeting of the local Druids' Lodge last night, when Mr M. QUINN was presented with a handsome gold medal (made and inscribed by Mr CLARKE) in recognition of the fact that he had by personal canvassing Caused the enrolment of a large increase of members during the past year, Past Arch Druid M'GRATH made the presentation.

Mr E.M.SMITH, M.H.R. intends to address his constituents at NEW PLYMOUTH before proceeding to ENGLAND on import business.


At the S.M. Court yesterday morning William MAYSON, with several aliases, was charged with burglariously entering Peter RAMSAY'S store at FERNHILL, and abstracting therefrom goods valued at about ?10. Remand of seven days was given.

Telephone change

The name of Mr K. BEECHAM, Dalton-street (No 171) has been submitted for that of Mr E.J. WOODCOCK on the telephone exchange list.

H B C C meeting

Yesterday members of the board sat as "THE FARNDON PARK DOMAIN BOARD." Mr SHRIMPTON was re-elected chairman, and his action in reletting the Park for grazing purposes to Mr WARREN for one year and three months was approved of.


Winiata ROPIHA a resident at the pa, fell from a dray on Saturday evening and one of the wheels passed over his hand, crushing it to a pulp necessitating amputation.

A meeting of creditors in the estate of Thomas HAMBLIN was held at Hastings yesterday and was well attended.

The bankrupt was subjected to a thorough examination. He said he had prepared no definite statement as to the cause of his being obliged to file, but he attributed it chiefly to bad luck in his crops last year and immediate pressure was put on him for the payment of rent. He had no offer to make and it was decided to wind up the estate and ask the Assignee to realise on the assets at his direction.
One of the assets is a growing crop valued at ?59.
Hospital Trustees

A meeting of the Hospital Trustees was held yesterday.


The Chairman said the fever ward was about to be opened, there being ten typhoid cases. A few small items of furniture were required and authority to purchase was given.

Dr. LEAHY, BACHELOR of Medicine, Master of Surgery, and B.A., of Sydney University, wrote applying for the position of District surgeon. The applicant stated that he had been medical officer at the children's hospital in Sydney (which contains 150 patients) for two years. Dr. SWEET being called upon spoke very favourably of Dr. LEAHY. The chairman said after consulting with Dr. SWEET and five or six other members of the Board it had been decided not to cut down the salary from ?200 to ?150. Dr LEAHY would come in on at the former salary. It was decided that Dr. LEAHY receive the appointment.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will open at 10 o'clock this morning, his Honor Sir Patrick BUCKLEY presiding. Two divorce cases are set down for hearing as well as the business already detailed.

In one case Thomas BARRETT of Wairoa is the petitioner, Helen BARRETT of Brunnerton the respondent, and William O'GORMAN of Brunnerton co-respondent, And in the other William FULBROOK of Napier, gardener is the petitioner, Agnes FULBROOK the respondent, and James STEVENSON, waiter, Masterton the respondent,. The case of ALLARDICE v TANNER will also probably come on.


Charges and counter charges were heard by Messrs SUTTON and LARGE, J.P'S arising out of a neighbour's quarrel at the port.

After a patient hearing the Bench dismissed the charges of assault and making use of insulting language preferred against Jane MORTEN, Lena WILLIAMS and Mary ANDERSON.

Ellen LeBROOM and Lena WILLIAMS were, however, bound to sureties of ?10 each to keep the peace for three months.

Another case was heard in which Thomas SANDERS was ordered to contribute 5s a week towards the support of his wife.

Licensing Com Meeting

A meeting of the licensing committee was held yesterday for the purpose of considering applications for transfer from P. DONEY to Joseph ROULSTON of the Meanee Hotel, and an application for a publican's booth at the Town and Suburban meeting.

Mr TURNBULL (chairman)
Messrs: S. CARNELL M.H.R., F.G.SMITH, F.SUTTON, commissioners.

The first business was the transfer and Mr CARNELL did not object, but expressed an opinion that there were too many transfers lately and Mr SMITH remarked that to some extent the peculiar legislation of last session was responsible for it. Application was granted.

In reference to licensing the booth at the Town and Suburban races, Mr CARNELL objected on the ground that the course was so near Taradale that there was no necessity for it. It was pointed out that it would be very inconvenient for persons attending the course to have go to TARADALE for a glass of ale, and application was then granted.

Napier v Hastings Bowling Reps.
The following Hastings rink has been chosen to play against Napier on Wednesday at Hastings


Bowling Napier v Auckland reps

The deciding match between the Napier representatives for the Auckland tournament and the club was played on Saturday afternoon. This time the Club reversed the position, defeating the reps by 10 points, but there was some capital play on both sides during the match. There was a good attendance of spectators on the green, and they watched the game with much interest. The following were the players: -

Rink One
Representatives-DEAN, HASZARD, SHIRLEY, EVANS (skip) 30

Rink two
Representatives- KNAPP, MORRISON, FIELDER, YATES (skip) 23

Representatives-SMITH, LARGE, MILLER, BEATSON (Skip) 23

Club total = 86 Representatives total = 76

Other rinks were occupied with the following matches: -

No 4

No 5

Bowling Napier v Auckland reps

The deciding match between the Napier representatives for the Auckland tournament and the club was played on Saturday afternoon. This time the Club reversed the position, defeating the reps by 10 points, but there was some capital play on both sides during the match. There was a good attendance of spectators on the green, and they watched the game with much interest. The following were the players: -

Rink One
Representatives-DEAN, HASZARD, SHIRLEY, EVANS (skip) 30

Rink two
Representatives- KNAPP, MORRISON, FIELDER, YATES (skip) 23

Representatives-SMITH, LARGE, MILLER, BEATSON (Skip) 23

Club total = 86 Representatives total = 76

Other rinks were occupied with the following matches: -

No 4

No 5

Charitable Aid meeting

Charitable Aid Board meeting was held yesterday and present:


Correspondence dealt with from:-
Mr JOHNSON, almoner, suggesting that the Board should give something towards the passage money to Denmark of one DALBY, a resident of Danevirke, referred to at last meeting. The sum of ?5 was granted

From Mr C HALL M.H.R. asking for assistance for Thomas MINER, 74 years of age. Matter referred to almoner at Woodville for particulars.>From Sergeant MITCHELL of Hastings, asking that the relief for three months be extended to the families of Mrs REEVES, Mrs BUNDY, Mrs COOPER, and Mrs MOSS, also to Mrs WORKMAN Mrs CABLE, Mrs DOHERTY, and Mrs ELLERSLIE for one month, and that five rations be granted to a family named ANDERSON, and one ration to an elderly woman named JAILER-All these request were complied with.

Three months' rations were granted to Mrs APLIN and Mrs FARRELL. It was decided to
Allow Mrs BYRON admission to the Refuge for 10 days.

Mr SEVERNE, gaoler, wrote a very lengthy report regarding the case of Jane BYRON. (This report is not transcribed but will send to if requested-Elaine)

Annual Tenders
Annual Tenders

Mr J. JENSEN's was the only tender for the supply of totara piles and was accepted.

Mr R. HOLT's tender being lower than Mr JENSEN'S for ordinary timber was accepted.

C. DOLBEL and Co's tender for the supply of drain pipers being lower that TAIT and MILLS' was accepted.

Printing and Advertising-
Tender of the HAWKE'S BAY HERALD being the lowest was accepted for printing and that of the Telegraph (at ? d an inch) for advertising.

Metalling-The Chairman said the metalling showed a slight decrease on last year's prices.
No 1 contract-R.WEST (accepted) H. HARRISON, A. and R. M'GAFFIN
No 2 contract-(limestone and shingle) John BICKNELL (accepted), R.WEST, F.C.TONG
No 3 contract- A. and R. M'GAFFIN (accepted), John BICKNELL, J. DAVIDSON, R. WEST
No 4 contract-R.WEST (accepted), W.KIRKHAM,, H. HARRISON, A. and R. M'GAFFIN
No 5 contract- J.BICKNELL (accepted), W.KIRKHAM, F.C.TONG
No 6 contract-J.DAVIDSON (accepted), W.KIRKHAM, HATWELL and ENGLISH, A. and R. M'GAFFIN
No 7 contract- A. and R. M'GAFFIN, (accepted), J. DAVIDSON
No 8 contract-J.DAVIDSON (accepted), H.GLAZEBROOK
No 9 contract- A. and R. M'GAFFIN (accepted), H. GLAZEBROOK
No 10 contract-H.GLAZEBROOK (accepted), J.DAVIDSON, A. and R. M'GAFFIN

Tenders HBCC

No 11 A and R M'GAFFIN

No 12 and 13 J.DAVIDSON (accepted) 1s 3d, 1s 11/2d
No 14 N.WELLWOOD (accepted) 1s 5d

No 15, clay, metal and limestone
J.T.HARVEY (accepted) 2s, 1s, and 2s 6d

No 16 J.T.HARVEY (accepted) 1s 10 3/4d
F.C.TONG 2s 2d

An action has been commenced in the Supreme Court by Thomas WESTAWAY against the trustees of the Students of Truth to recover ?480 with ?89 interest or to have a mortgage executed over the Temple property. It is alleged that WESTAWAY....

Wellington news

The annual report of the Wellington Commercial Travellers' Association shows the membership to be 255, as against 22 for the preceding twelve months.

Two charges against publicans of selling drink during prohibited hours were investigated at CARTERTON, both information's being dismissed. The magistrate in giving judgment said Andrew SUTTON of Wellington; commercial traveller ought to be prosecuted on a statutory declaration made by him in connection with the case.

The warship KATOOMBA from AUCKLAND en route to AKAROA, called in today to take on four seamen who had been invalided.

HBH 1896 Feb 12 2 HAMON
Captain HAMON of the ship Turakina met with an unfortunate accident yesterday morning. He was walking rapidly across the poop when a tendon in one of his legs suddenly snapped. Dr. deLISE services were called into requisition and he ordered the sufferer complete rest for a week or two, an edict which the worthy commander will naturally resent, though powerless to disobey.

BIRTH-Hazlett at NAPIER on February 8th 1896, the wife of I.J. HAZLETT.
Hampden, of a daughter

The committee of the Wanderers' Bicycle Club met last night at the Masonic Hotel and decided to hold an autumn sports meeting on the Recreation Ground on Saturday March 21st. . several crack riders from Christchurch, Auckland and elsewhere are expected to compete. Mr A.E. GASSON was elected a country member.

The Napier police received information yesterday that Mr G M PARK postmaster at Taupo, has been arrested on the information of the Government auditor on charges of embezzling monies of the Post and Telegraph Departments to the extent of ?400. He has been released on bail and remanded to appear at Rotorua on Thursday next. The accused was for many years telegraphist at Masterton and before being removed to Taupo was stationed at the cable Station at Whakapuaka

Local and General news

M. De MAY, drill instructor to the Wanganui Education Board has resigned the appointment.

The secretary at the Hospital acknowledges with thanks a parcel of illustrated papers from Miss WATT, Waititirau.

The Napier Junior Club's annual fortnightly gathering and social will be held this evening. Messrs H. HILL, junior and H. MILLER have charge of the arrangements.

The Garrison and City Bands and the Napier and Port ire Brigades have consented to assist the Port Ahuriri Drum and Fife Band in the demonstration in aid of the Children's Home to be held shortly.


At the S M Court yesterday Mr TURNBULL S.M. gave judgment for the plaintiffs in the following cases


H B C C meeting

Present: -
Messrs W. SHRIMPTON (chairman)
Correspondence from: -
A HARDING-Kereru asking to have the road repaired between his place and Mr ANDERSON'S and that the road through Olrig be proceeded with to Whanaukino cutting.

Mr J.C.ORR calling attention to the state of the Hukuonui-road.
Mr F. MORELAND- Claim ?8 for injuries to a horse which he alleged cut its knees by putting its foot in a hold by the Taradale bridge. Mr BENNETT and Mr RYMER also gave evidence as to the state of the road.

Slaughtering license
A slaughtering license was granted to CONROY and Co, No 30, West Clive to take effect after the expiry of the usual time

Leave of absence was granted to Mr M CHAMBERS during his absence from New Zealand and to Messrs J.N. WILLIAMS, F.GORDON, and W.C.BIRCH.


Dr. SWEET was yesterday the recipient of a handsome silver mounted dressing case from the matron and nurses of the Napier Hospital, accompanied by a letter expressing their regret at his departure

HBH 1896 Feb 13

The Rev. A.P. CLARKE, vicar of All Saint's Taradale, with his family will leave by the Anglian this morning for Canterbury on a holiday tour. The holiday is well earned by the gentleman not having had one for six years.

Kidnappers Lighthouse

Most elaborate proposed plans received for the Kidnappers lighthouse by Mr CARNELL M.H.R. can be seen in Mr CRERAR's window.

Constable BASKIVILLE who has been promoted from Wellington to Port Ahuriri shows some disinclination to make the change, and a petition has been got up by his many friends that his services may be retained at his present location.

HBH 1896 Feb 14

FLY-WALSH-At the Catholic Church HASTINGS, by the Rev. Father SMYTHE, Harry Edwin, second son of Mr William FLY, Alfredton, WAIRARAPA, and late of
Hampshire, ENGLAND, to Elizabeth Mary, fourth daughter of the late Mr Michael WALSH, of Limerick, IRELAND-MASTERTON papers please copy.

Supreme Court

Today the Supreme Court will be engaged in bankruptcy business and will then proceed to the case FOLEY v LOWMAN

On Saturday- two Divorce cases will be heard.
Monday-will be coupled with the hearing of the case RUSSELL v GILMORE
Tuesday- the suit THOMPSON v BLYTHE (with a jury of four)
Wednesday-LOUGHNAN v LOUGHNAN will be heard.

Captain FORSTER clerk of the Napier Magistrate's Court is going away. He has been promoted to Dunedin and will leave Napier shortly for that place. Courteous and urbane all sorts and conditions of men and women have always found Captain FORSTER, and well up to his business. Lately he has passed an examination entitling him to a step up the ladder, and we have pleasure in congratulating him on its having-deservedly we think-arrived so soon afterwards.


An inspection parade of the F Battery was held at the drill shed last night, at which there was an excellent muster, only four men being absent. The parade lasted for an hour and a half, the men going through gun drill and cavalry drill under Staff Sergeant Major HOPKINS. Gunner MARSHALL was presented with a handsome Silver medal for the highest score in the battery at the last competition for the Coleman Shield.


GRANT-At Napier Hospital on February 13th 1896 George, the beloved husband of Ada GRANT aged 43 years.

The funeral will leave his late residence at 11 o'clock-J.G.STEVENS and Co Undertakers.

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A very pretty wedding took place at the Catholic Church, HASTINGS yesterday, when a young lady very popular locally, viz., Miss WALSH, was united in matrimony to Mr FLY of MASTERTON by the Rev. Father SMYTHE.

Miss Maggie WALSH and Miss Violet FROUDE acted as bridesmaids, and were presented with pretty gold brooches by the bridegroom.

Mr and Mrs FLY left for their home by train this afternoon. They were the recipients of a number of serviceable and valuable presents from well-wishers.

Hastings news

Our Hastings correspondent asks us to remind HASTINGS playgoers of the treat which is in store for them ton-night from the fact that the NEWBURY-SPADA Company intend playing there for one night only

The Government inspector of boilers was in Hastings, and the fire brigade had their engine out and made a display in honor of the occasion.Our Hastings correspondent asks us to remind HASTINGS playgoers of the treat which is in store for them to-night from the fact that the NEWBURY-SPADA Company intend playing there for one night only

The Government inspector of boilers was in Hastings, and the fire brigade had their engine out and made a display in honor of the occasion.

HBH 1896 Feb 15

Mr P J DURNEY has written us from Buenos Ayres, where he was at the timer of writing, connected with WIRTH Bros' circus. He wishes to be remembered to old familiar Napierites whose memory he still cherishes. He has travelled in all parts of the world since leaving here as a professional skater some years ago and after visiting the principal centres of AMERICA will probably re-visit NAPIER.

Representations are to be to the Minister of Justice with a view, if possible, of securing a commutation of the excessive sentences passed upon ANNEAR and CASSELL for forgery by Mr Justice BUCKLEY

We have received from the publishers a pamphlet on the tobacco industry as affecting New Zealand, by Mr Alexander CAMERON.

The Hastings volunteers under Captain LEWIS turned out in good numbers last night and had a most serviceable drill in anticipation of the visit of Colonel NEWALL.

Mr Richard HOWELL writes to us to say he is not the Charles HOWELL who was sentenced by Mr Justice BUCKLEY to five years' imprisonment for breaking and entering.

Mr H HILL will arrive in Wellington from SYDNEY on Thursday next, but will proceed to DUNEDIN before returning to NAPIER

Raisin seeder

The latest novelty at the Novelty Depot is the raisin seeder, which enables the housewife to seed a pound of raisins in less than ten minutes.=

Mr F. EVERSON supplies flounders and soles

The Railway Department publishes scale of railway fares in connection with the sports at TAKAPAU

Mrs GARDINER, Greenmeadows gives instruction in music
Mr J. COOPER has 30 tons of onions for sale-Mrs LASCELLES town agent
The trotting horse "Captain" has been sold to Mr BATES
Mr SHARPE'S singing class on Tuesday instead of Monday

HANNAH and Co, Napier and Hastings announce new arrivals in gent's American boots and shoes, also ladies' walking shoes.

Mr DONNELLY wants a bullock-driver
J. HARDY invites inspection of his fresh, new, and artistic plated ware

Mr Enoch WOOD, who is on his way to AUCKLAND from the Congregational Council Meeting just concluded at WELLINGTON, will conduct the Congregational service in the Gaiety Theatre to-morrow evening. Mr WOOD, who is superintendent of the Newton Congregational Sunday School, Auckland, one of the largest in that City, numbering some 400 scholars hopes to renew the acquaintance tomorrow evening of many of the old scholars and teachers of Newton school who during the past 25 years have migrated from AUCKLAND to make their homes in NAPIER.

Newbury-Spada Company

The Newbury-Spada Company gave a concert at HASTINGS last night to a small but appreciate audience. The singing of Mr NEWBURY and Madame SPADA was magnificent and thrilled their hearers to a high pitch of enthusiasm. The vocalism of Mr F. HOBBS and Miss Kitty GRINDLAY was also admirable, and Madame HERBERT'S exposition and pianoforte was of exceptional excellence. Hastings musical people evidentially like their melody home-drilled, and however good the outside article may be they will have none of it.

Napier Rowing Club

Meeting of the committee of the Napier Rowing Club was held last night and A.J.S. THOMSON appointed to tow two in the senior crew in consequence of the retirement of S. JAGO.

Following heats were drawn for the junior pairs to be rowed at the Western Spit this afternoon: -
NICHOLLS and SAXBY row a bye.
HBH 1896 Feb 17 2 HITCHINGS

The last number of the London "Sketch" contains a photograph pf Miss Hilda HITCHINGS, ex-champion lawn tennis player, who won the championship in 1894.


Financer Committee of the PATANGATA County Council met yesterday:-
Messrs: W. WHITE (Chairman), SAXBY, and C.L. MACKERSEY.

Following tenders were dealt with: -

800 yards metal at PORANGAHAU-J.G. FORSYTH 1s 9d and 7d (accepted), R. HALL, A. MACKIE, H. HICKEY, T.BUTLER, J.DUNCAN

For formation & etc, 700 yard metal at WIMBLETON-road- G. GRAY ?12 10s, 1s5d, 1s 4d (accepted), R. HALL, J.J. FORSYTH

For 100 yards metal KokoMoko Hill-A. MACKIE 3s 11d (accepted), H. HICKEY, T.BUTLER, John DUNCAN

St Augustine stalls and prizes

The sale of work at St. Augustine's schoolroom was again well patronised yesterday and the fair stall-holders did good business.

In the evening a promenade concert was given. Mrs SORRELL contributed a vocal solo excellently. Mr G. SWAN recited. Misses R. CHEGWIDDEN and M. PARKINSON played pianoforte solos nicely, and Miss R. CHEGWIDDEN and Mr SHEFFIELD took part in two instrumental duets.

During the evening the wishing well and the fishing pond, in charge of Miss Ethel FAULKNOR and Master MURTON and the shooting gallery, presided over by Mr PASCOE, were in full swing and doing well.

One of the principal attractions of the evening was a ladies' shooting match in which about 24 ladies took part. The first prize went to Miss Minnie PARKINSON, who scored a well placed bull's eye, Miss Rose CHEGWIDDEN was a close second, Mrs THORPE and Miss FAULKNOR equal third, and the Mayoress, Mrs G.H. SWAN, carried off the "booby" prize. As a number of articles still remain unsold the sale will be opened again on Saturday from 3 to 10 o'clock when admission will be free.
LEWIS The Christchurch "Press" ascribes Mr LEWIS'S success largely to the support of the National
Association, which, it says, "Has completely justified its existence and shown the value of organisation, and we have no doubt the result of this victory will be to give the movement a great impetus throughout the Colony."


At the S.M. Court Sarah ALLANACH asked the Court to order Annie SIMPSON to destroy a dog belonging to her.

Mr TURNBULL, after hearing a lot of evidence said he did not feel justified in making such an order.

Mr Russell DUNCAN'S private address, Cobden-road (No 271) has been added to the telephone exchange list.

It was rumoured in NAPIER yesterday that WILDING'S mill at KOPUA has been burned through bush fires, and that large quantities of valuable timber stacked in the vicinity has been destroyed.

A meeting of creditors in the estate of John TAYLOR will be held on the 24th instant.

Local news summary 1

On the 4th page will be found the Oddfellow's Conference at WAIPAWA on Friday evening and of the proceedings at the Hastings Magistrate's Court on Saturday; also an account of the
Town and Suburban's Racing Club's meeting on Saturday, cricket, rowing, and lawn tennis news.

The air was thickly impregnated with smoke in Napier last night, presumably from both grass
And bush fires in the vicinity.

Last week no fewer than 12,237 sheep were sent by train from MASTERTON to WELLINGTON mostly for freezing purpose.

It is proposed to enlarge THE Sacred Heart Convent at HASTINGS, eight sisters now occupying premises designed for the accommodation of three.

The City Band's concert in the Botanical gardens yesterday was largely attended, and the splendid programme of music provided was much enjoyed by the promenaders in that popular resort.

A tremendous crowd of children arrived from the Bush district by special excursion train on Saturday, accompanied by parents and friends, and spent a most enjoyable day in the town and at the seaside.

HBH 1896 Feb 18

MACKERSEY-On the 15th February at Wallace, WAIPUKURAU, Ann Harriet, relict of the late Mr John MACKERSEY in her 73rd year.

The funeral leaves Wallace at 11 30 a.m. today (Tuesday).


Marriage-EDDY-MASCH-At All Saints' Church, TARADALE on February 8th by Rev. C.P. CLARK, Joseph, eldest son of Peter EDDY of NAPIER, to Gertrude Annie, eldest daughter of the late Mr John MASCH of Southampton, England, and step daughter of Mr M. HEBDEN of NAPIER.

Water Polo selections
Port Ahuriri

The following selections : -


The Napier teams will be picked tonight.

Members of the Martini-Henry Rifle Club are reminded that the first competition for trophies presented by Mr F. W. WILLIAMS, will take place this afternoon and Saturday next. Shooting starts at 2 p.m. sharp.

The culvert through to the lagoon at the Spit has been the means already of greatly minimising the stench nuisance, and those who reside in that locality, and who have to pass up and down the vicinity are very thankful.


A serious accident occurred at a level crossing from this side of Danevirke yesterday afternoon. The express train had just got way on a quarter of a mile from the Danevirke railway station when a young boy and a baker's cart collided with the train.

Later - The boy Howard CHAPPLE who was injured on Monday night through the train colliding with a baker's cart at Danevirke. Became unconscious last evening and it is feared that he will not his injuries. He stated shortly after the accident that "he did not hear the train coming because of the wind which was blowing."

Gisborne Cricketers

There is quite a boom in cricket in NAPIER just now an impetus having been given to the practice of the local men by the presence of Messrs BRUCE, GIBSON, and STARTE from GISBORNE who have come to practice under the eye of the selection committee. The pitches on the Recreation Ground are occupied every night by hitherto different lovers of the game.

General news

Major SOMERVILLE has gone to OAMARU to arrange for the rifle shooting in MARCH

The Woodville Examiner borrowed our report of the Supreme Court case FOLEY v LOWMAN without acknowledgment. We fear we cannot extend to our friend the benefit of the First Offenders Act.

Quite a list of candidates are likely to contest the AUCKLAND seat at the general election.
Amongst the new men are Messrs W.J. NAPIER, J.M. DARGIVILLE, FAWCUS, and Dr. LAISHLEY.


At the S.M. Court yesterday morning William MASON with several aliases appeared charged with burglariously entering P.RAMSAY'S store at Fernhill and stealing goods to the value of ?10. Remanded to Monday next.

Later-The man MASON, at present under arrest on suspicion of being the perpetrator of the Fernhill burglary, made an abortive attempt to escape from custody yesterday morning. He was handcuffed, and was permitted to go out of sight for a moment to have a drink, when he slipped his boots off and ran out on to the Marine-parade. Constable BENNETT soon missed him, and following at top speed soon overtook the prisoner and lodged him in the cells again.

Mrs MACKERSEY and Waipawa

In accordance from a request from the secretary of the County Hospital, the Waipawa Brass Band agreed to give a concert in the grounds of the hospital yesterday afternoon, but intelligence of the death of the late Mrs MACKERSEY reached them just in time, and consequently the band remained and played the programme in the main street.

The Post says: -

Mr H.P. TUCKEY, who has been in Messrs STAFFORD, TREADWELL, and FIELD'S office for several years, is about to leave WELLINGTON, having accepted an appointment with Mr LOUGHNAN, solicitor of WAIPAWA .at the present time he is Chief Ranger of Court Sir George GREY, A.O.F. (his second term of office), and secretary of the Wellington Old Boys' Association and of the Union Debating Society.

S M Court

Dr MOORE and Mr. M. LASCELLES gave judgment of the plaintiffs in the following cases at the S.M.Court yesterday: -


Judgment summons
H.A. MOSSMAN v A. GOREHA to be paid forthwith or else 7 days' imprisonment

Women rowers

The Post says: - What may be done by young women capable of rowing was demonstrated the other evening, when Misses POWNELL and STRING of WELLINGTON, and Miss BELL of PALMERSTON North, who were rowing three gentlemen in a pleasure boat, rescued from a watery grave in the harbor an immersed member Star Boating Club, whose boat had capsized.

Waipawa tenders

Waipawa County Council dealt with tenders today for stumping, clearing, and formation of 52 chains of Mangatera-road as follows:-

John LONDON-accepted ?2 14s

Miss TREHEARN, Emerson-street, has a large stock of fingering wool and Alloa yarn.

HBH 1896 Feb 19

COMMERCIAL-Herald Office-Tuesday evening.

Mr H.P. COHEN reports selling land, farming produce, stock and implements, in the estate of Thomas HAMBLYN at Hastings, 20 acres.more

Ernest RASON has been appointed commander of the H.M.S. ROYALIST.

HBH 1896 Feb 20 2 O'BRIAN
Death O'BRIAN-At Puketapu on February 17th, 1896, Charles O'Brian aged 61. Leaves a wife and 10 children to mourn his loss.

The Albion Hotel (A.G.MORTENSEN) No 272 is the latest addition to the list of subscribers to the telephone exchange.

BEATTIE-At Napier on the 20th February 1896, Thomas Beattie, after a long and painful illness, aged 22 years.

Children's Tickets for the Port Ahuriri Fife and Drum Band's demonstration in aid of the Children's Home have been left at the various schools for sale.

The erection of the copper wire lines between Napier and Wellington will be completed in a few days. We understand this will considerably facilitate telegraphic work between Wellington, Napier, and Auckland

HBH 1896 Feb 20 LUCAS presentation

After service last evening in the Cathedral the members of the choir assembled in the vestry, and Dean HOVELL addressing Mr LUCAS (who is leaving Napier) testified his appreciation of the long and regular services rendered by that gentleman in the choir for the past twelve years.

Mr LUCAS also was tendered a written address, signed by Mr SHARPE, organist, on behalf of the choir, and expressive of the high esteem in which he was held by the members and their hearty good wishes for his welfare.

The address was accompanied by a very nice table lamp as a token of regard. The Rev. Mr COLENSO also addressed a few kind words to Mr LUCAS, especially commending him for his remarkably constant attendance. Mr LUCUS briefly replied ion suitable terms, thanking the clergy and the choir for their kind address and presentation, which would always remind him of his happy connection with the Cathedral choir.
Beamish schedule

William BEAMISH, sheep farmer, Mohaka has filed his schedule with the Official Assignee, He estimates his liabilities at £1845 19s 8d, and in assets as worth £91 15s or a default balance of £1754 4s 8d. Following is a list of unsecured creditors to whom £467 17s 9d is owing: -

G. MOELLER, 30 12
NEAL and CLOSE, 31 8S
CRERAR and Son, £10 16s 4d
J. MCVAY, £10
J.S.WELSMAN £5 10s
R.T.SMYTHE £1 2s
C.PALMER £3 10s
P.GORMAN £1 1s
F.WILSON and Co £2 7s 6d
A. ECLES £1 8s
BLYTHE and Co £1 15s
A.HYDE £1 8s 5d
W.A.COUPER, Havelock £40
F.O.FARMER, Mohaka £6
Mrs PARKER Wairoa £3 10s
J.V.BROWN £55 12s
HASTINGS Club £1 11s
CARLILE and M'LEAN 2 18s 6d

N.E.BEAMISH of Hastings is a secured creditor for a debt of £1273 1s 11d, but his security is set down at nil.

George ELLIS holds a bill-of-sale over the bankrupt's gun and watch for £100 for a debt of £203. The assets comprise book debt estimated to produce £8 15s and property (consisting of seven horses, revolver, field-glass, and gun),

A one innings match between the St Crispin's and United Tradesmen's Cricket Club was played on the Recreation Ground yesterday afternoon. The Tradesmen gained the victory by 28 runs, the scores bei8ng 127 to 99. D, FULTON 41, ROSS 32, REID 19, WILLIAMSON 14, played well for the winners, and YOUNG 19, CUNNINGHAM 26, DONNELY 15, COLLETT 14, and F.WILSON 10 did best for the losers.

COOPER, D FULTON, REID, and SEABRIGHT shared the bowling honors for the Tradesmen, and COLLETT, WILSON, M'KENZIE, DONNELLY, and CUNNINGHMMAM
TRUNDLED FOR St Crispin's.
The cricket match Waipawa and Patangata, resulted in the former scoring 202 and the combined team only 63s. For the winners W. GIBSON scored 65 and J.A. FRAZER 56

Cricket trial match

The undernamed teams have been selected to play in the trial cricket match on Saturday next at the Recreation Ground in view of the forthcoming fixture with Wellington: -

The eleven: -

The fifteen: -

The eleven selected is not the final choice, and the selectors request that all players picked in both teams attend practices on Thursday and Friday, also that they take part in a match on Saturday, which will commence at 2 p.m.

Final selection will be made Saturday night.

There was a narrow escape from another fire last night, a child in Mr LEIPTS' house upsetting a kerosene lamp. Fortunately Mr Leipt's was at home and put out the flames before serious damage was done

William BAKER charged with stealing a purse and three ?1 notes from a board named ROUNTREE. Accused who is not yet 18 years of age pleaded guilty. Sergeant MITCHELL asked that the accused be leniently dealt with, it being his first offence, and he having pleaded guilty. He was convicted -PARKER Steamship Company, to be sent on to his friends, who reside in another part of the colony.

At the Magistrate's Court today, before Messrs BAILBY and HUGHES J.P's

William HIGGINS, alias O'BRIEN, alias PRICE, charged with being a disorderly person and having no visible means of support. William appears to have a penchant for prowling among other people's backyards, and in consequence of Sergeant MITCHELL'S Arrest, accused having about 50 other convictions recorded against him, and being a "bad egg" the sergeant asked that he be severely dealt with. Sentenced to six months' hard labor on Napier gaol. On a further charge of using obscene language HIGGINS got three months, sentences to run concurrent.

Hastings Court

William SMITH, charged with being an idle and disorderly person, was sentenced to one month's hard labor.

HBH 1896 Feb 21 2 BENNETT
South Australia-Adelaide-Thursday

News has been received of the death in England of Matthew BENNETT, temperances reformer.

On the 21st February, 1896, at his residence Napier, Henry Stokes Tiffen, aged 27 years.


At the S.M. Court yesterday morning, a case of being the father of an unborn child, against John BUCHANAN, arrested at DUNEDIN, was adjourned to Monday next, bail being allowed.

Court news Waipawa

Our Waipawa correspondent writing yesterday says: - At the magistrate's Court today before Messrs INGLIS and TODD, justices, Martin HEALEY, charged with being drunk,

Convicted and discharged.

A cottage in Market-street Hastings, took fire yesterday, but Constable O'CONNOR who was in the vicinity assisted the inmates to quench the outbreak in its incipiency.

Rumor has it that Mr George BEATHAM intends returning from England, settling in Masterton, and contesting the Masterton seat (his old constituency) with Mr HOGG, M.H.R.
.HBH 1896 Feb 21 2 TRIMMER and new Port School Library

The children attending the Port Ahuriri School, assisted by Mr TRIMMER, the second master, have established a school library. Although the idea was only broached a day or two ago over a hundred volumes have already been donated. Yesterday the books were distributed for the first time and the youngsters evinced great interest in the proceedings. We are request to invite those who have volumes to spare to send them along to swell the collection.

Mr C. Robson Thomlinson, manager of the Newbury-Spada Musical Festival Company was in town yesterday making arrangements for the two nights' season at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday and Thursday next.

An old man named John WRIGHT had a miraculous escape from death or serious injury yesterday when he collided with the railcar...more

At an inquest on Annie BESI at WAIHI, who died under peculiar circumstances a verdict was returned that death through meningitis, accelerated by worry caused by her pregnant condition and efforts made to conceal it.

Kate HENDERSON has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment for marrying a minor, but sentence was suspended under the First Offenders Act.

The election for the Waverley seat vacancy, which was caused by the death of Mr Angus CAMERON, took place today with the following result: -

Mr JISSEP (Freetrader), 698 votes
Mr BARLOW (Protectionist), 538 votes
Sir Henry PARKES, 160 votes.

Sir John THURSTON, High Commissioner of the Western Pacific, sails by the Warrimoo for FIJI, on the 29th inst. He has greatly improved his health by his sojourn in SYDNEY.

Mr Thomas CARSWELL, late of Cricklewood, Wairoa, and old settler, died at Napier yesterday aged 57 years.
HBH 1896 Feb 22 HANSARD
We are glad to be able to state that Mr R.W.HANSARD, of Messrs MURRAY, ROBERTS and Co who has been seriously ill suffering from sunstroke he received on Friday last, is much improved in health and now out of danger.

The monument subscribed for by the friends of the late Mr Bright COOPER has been erected over his grave in the Napier Cemetery. It is a very handsome memorial

Mr James KIRKER, general manager of the South British Insurance Company, Auckland, was a passenger by the out-going steamer Kaikoura. He is on a tour of inspection of the company's branches, and commences with the Argentine.
An information has been sworn against Mrs AULSEBROOK, license of the Shamrock Hotel.

Our Waipawa correspondent on Saturday says: - Robert TODD, who lives between the Waikopiro block and Wanstead, was yesterday afternoon charged with stealing a sheep, the property of a native, and on the application of the police was remanded till Monday.

Tomorrow night Du MAURIER'S heroine will make her first appearance in NAPIER, with Mr George DARRELL as Svengali. The piece will be staged, dress and mounted with Mr DARRELL'S usual taste and liberation.

Hastings Cemetery

The Bishop of Waiapu consecrated the English portion of the Hastings cemetery yesterday. Mr C.A. FitzRoy, as parishioners' warden, formally read the petition, and after prayer, Mr W. A BEILBY read the reply of the Bishop.

The Bechuanes repulsed a detachment of Cape Rifles at Landerberg, British Bechuanaland. Lieutenant HOPKINS, of the troopers, was killed.

In his evidence in the case brought against HERRMANN their Healer at Wellington, Cr BAKEWELL said "Professor" HALL believed in getting puff from newspapers, but found out his mistake. As an old journalist, witness was very pleased that he had found out his mistake; he couldn't buy the newspapers. Mr HERRMANN or Dr. BRYANT or witness was not in any way responsible for the advertisements. As far as witness knew, Mr HERRMANN was paid a salary, and so was Dr. BRYANT. HALL had no fight in him; he was like a boiled rag when it came to a fight. He would not impute anything like dishonesty in Court.

Colonel PENTON, Commandant of the New Zealand Forces, is expected to complete his inspection of the Southern Volunteers and forts early this week. He then comes North. It may interest the members of the Napier Naval Artillery to know that whilst at TIMARU Colonel PENTON had a conversation with the officers of the Navals' there regarding the order given a year or two ago that naval companies should be changed to infantry companies. The Navals pressed strongly to remain as they are, but the Colonel could not see his way to agree to this, pointing out that such a corps as that at TIMARU could have guns to work. The day or two they usually got among the guns at Easter camps was not sufficient instruction. It is said (says the local Herald), that if this does happen it virtually means the disbandment of the company.
The police have asked us to inquire through our columns as to the whereabouts of Thomas RICHARDSON and Philip THRELKELD.

The former is understood to be in the NAPIER district. His father was a resident of NAPIER two years ago, but returned to ENGLAND, where he subsequently died. The RICHARDSON now inquired for is a resident of CAIGATH, in the county of CUMBERLAND.

It is not known where THRELKELD is, but he is supposed to be in HAWKE'S BAY. He is a native of MILBOURNE, WESTMORELAND, ENGLAND, and a son of the Rev. P. THRELKELD. Mr Parkin LEE, of 206, Cumberland street, Church Hill, SYDNEY, is the inquirer in both instances.

The following crimincal cases have been set down for hearing at the Supreme Court sittings on the 11th June:-

John RESTALL, attempting to murder (new trial ordered from last sitting).
Robert POPPARD, alias PRIDDLE, theft, horsestealing, and arson.
Michael SULLIVAN, wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
John WALKER, alias CUREEN, Harry WOODWARD, and Frederick William ANDERASP, robbery from the person.
Rasmuin JORGENSEN, alias Hansen JANSEN, theft and horsestealing.
James COX, attempted rape.
Stephen BUGHTING, theft and horse stealing.
John WILLIAMS, alias J.D. JOHNSTON (four charges).

No civil cases have yet been set down for hearing.

A man named Robert CROMBIE was thrown out of a trap at FARNDON last night. He, together with a companion, was driving along the road, when the horse shied and the vehicle capsized. A party coming home from the temperance meeting at HASTINGS arrived upon the scene just in time to render assistance, for though his companion had been thrown clear CROMBIE himself was found to be lying under the trap with his head within a few inches of the horse's heels. He was quite insensible, and it was deemed advisable to send him in to town by train. This being done he was examined by Dr. de LISLE, who found that he was suffering from concussion of the brain, and ordered his removal to the hospital, where he arrived about 9 o'clock. Although the injuries to the man's head are somewhat serious no fatal result is at present anticipated.

In his evidence in the case brought against HERRMANN the Healer at WELLINGTON, Dr. BAKEWELL said "Professor" HALL he is getting puff from newspapers more.

HBH 1896 Feb 22

Colonel PENTON, Commandant of the New Zealand Forces is expected to complete his inspection of the Southern Volunteers early next week.

HBH 1896 Feb 23 2

The Railway Department has accepted the tender of CAIRNS and Co and the Hawke's Bay Sawmillers' Association for the supply of timber on the Napier section for the next twelve months

.Mr Philip GOATCHER or GOSTCHER, the well known scenic artist of SYDNEY, arrived in NAPIER yesterday by the Flora. He will remain here for a few days, and then proceed to Wellington, where he has a decorating contract at the Opera House to fulfil.

GISBORNE Court trial

In the case at Gisborne against Charles CONN, committed for trial on a charge of having
At the last election personated one EGAN.

The official returns for the Colony for the three months ended on December 3rd, gave the number of bicycles imported as 3390, valued at ?36,732. In addition to this cycle material, to the value of ?20,641 was imported. The duty paid on cycles and materials was ?9108.
He heard CONN challenged by Mr BARTON or Mr RATCLIFFE, the name he heard used sounded like EGAN, and as far he could remember the Christian name mentioned was Thomas.more.


Mr Justice EDWARDS will arrive in Napier tomorrow, and opens the Supreme Court sittings at 10.30 a.m on Thursday

The following is a complete list of the criminal business that he will hear: -

Harry JONES, alias RICHARDSON-breaking and entering at Danevirke
Arthur M'KAY, theft at Napier
Edward NOYES, alias George ROBINSON, sheepstealing at Wairoa
William Leslie MASON, embezzlement at Waipawa
Arthur HUTCHINS, alias Arthur CANTLIE, breaking and entering at Napier
Norman Calman CRIGHTON, attempted burglary at Danevirke
John WELSH and Lewis BELLMAN, theft at Napier
Henry RYAN alias DEFOY, forging and uttering at Napier
Carl John JOHANSSON, stabbing at Napier
Robert Alexander HACKETT, forging and uttering at Napier
George ELLIS forgery at Waipawa
George Dale ELLIS alias Henry MAYBURY, forgery at Napier.

The amounts of the tenders for the supply of uniform caps for stationmasters on the New Zealand railways were: -

T.PARKER and Co, Napier 9s - accepted
C.HILL and Sons, Welling ton, 9s 6?d - declined
V.ALMAC, Wellington, 10s 3d-declined - declined

Civil Service and Teachers Examinations

Two hundred and ninety-eight candidates passed the junior Civil Service examination.

M.A.HUNTER of MERCER was first on the list
B. KEYS of BLENHEIM second.

Civil Service passes:

Gisborne: PYKE

Danevirke: COMBS

Passed teachers' examination:

Elizabeth Emma BARKWITH
Mabel Theresa GALLIEN
Donald MacDONALD
Ella Mabel MOORE

Partial Passes:
E. Kathleen CANTLE
Ethel Gertrude DUGLEBY
Florence Rose GEORGE
Annie Lawson GRANT
Lindsay ECCLES
Alexander M'CUTCHEON
Ella Muriel M'VAY
Elizabeth MOORE
Margaret Maud ROBERTSON
HBH 1896 Feb 24

Lieut-Colonel NEWALL is gazetted an additional Trustee of the Napier and Woodville Volunteer Drillsheds in place of Lieut-Colonel WOOD, resigned.

We understand that the late Mr H.S. TIFFEN has left ?2000 to the Children's Home, ?1000 to the Cathedral Parish, and ?1000 to the Bishopric Endowment Fund.

Mr L.J. LOHR, Mr KENNEDY the mesmerist's general manager, called in yesterday on his way up to AUCKLAND. He will be back with his principal to undertake a NAPIER season in about three week's time.
Ellesley collection
The following amounts have been collected by the gentlemen on behalf of the widow and family of the late Reuten ELLESLEY, Hastings.

Rev Father SMYTHE-?3 6s
Mr George BARTON-?24 5s
Mr J.E. LANE-?7
Mr John CULLEN-?8 12
Mr J.P. ELLWOOD-?2- 2s 6d
Mr C.HUGHES-?4 15
Mr J.CASEY-?2 15 6d
Daily Telegraph-?2 0s 6d
Mr J. LIVESY-?3 15 6d
Sergeant MITCHELL-?20 6s
Total=?105 18s

Messrs H. WILLIAMS and Sons, B.L. KNIGHT, D. M'LEOD, and J. ANNETT or ARNETT, contributed building material, Mr W. DOUGLAS a milking cow, and Messrs WRIGLEY, MUIR, HARPER, and SOLLITT labor.

The Rev. G.D.COX leaves NAPIER this week for a holiday which he very much needs. Accompanied by Mrs COX he goes to the bush where we hope that rest will benefit them both.

Mr Thomas Chang LUKE preached in Chinese to a mixed congregation at St. John's schoolroom yesterday morning and presided over a service at CLIVE in the afternoon.

The Rev. P. FAIRCLOUGH, editor of the Advocate, will lecture tonight in Trinity Church.

Our Waipawa correspondent writing on Saturday says: - A man named Martin KERR met with a serious accident yesterday.

While working in a quarry on the Rev. S. WILLIAMS' station, a fellow workman struck his pick by accident right through the poor fellow's left hand, the withdrawal of which caused him infinite pain. Mr WILLIAMS dressed the wound temporarily, and the man went to the County Hospital today.

Most expensive quotation

The Continental newspapers have been much interested of late in a question propounded as to what is the most expensive product in the World. The answer given by Wilfred FONVIELLE is charcoal thread, employed as filaments for incandescent electric lamps, which is in the shape of filaments for 30 candle power lamps is worth over ?3000 per pound. It requires 1,5000,000 of these filaments to make a pound, and their total length would be187 miles.

Waipawa Fire Brigade.

Members of the Fire Brigade met last night, Captain JULL inj the chair. Lieutenant G. ABRAHAMS was appointed delegate to the CHRISTCHURCH CONFERENCE and the following team was chosen to compete at the demonstration:


A selection Committee comprising JULL, ABRAHAMS, and WHITTINGTON was appointed to select the men for the various events. It was decided to order uniforms trousers from Mr GARRY.

TENDERS County Council

Widening 50 chains of Ormondville-Norsewood road:
T. BOSANKS 16s 11 1/2d (accepted).
W.PIKE 19s

Metalling 30 chains Symons'road, Whakarara
E.P.COWAN 16s (accepted).

Metalling 30 chains Main-road, Whakarara
E.P.COWAN 1s (accepted).
H.LAWS 1s 7d
T.BUTLER 2s 4d


The creditors in the estate of Albert KARAITIANA will be called together in ten day's time to consider a final offer to be made on behalf of the bankrupt.


On the 19th February 1896, At Waipukurau Hospital, Elsie, daughter of the late George Herbert HICKS age 8years and 10 months.

Court fines

William MASON committed for trial for breaking and entering a store at FERNHILL

Edward MORTEN- a charge of torturing a horse

Allen M'NAUGHTEN's bail of ?1 w2as estreated at Meanee was dismissed.

The Official assignee during his present visit to NAPIER attended a meeting of the creditors of John TAYLOR, whose estate was involved in Bankruptcy for some years, but who ultimately obtained his discharge. Since that time the bankrupt, by the unexpected death of certain persons in England, has become entitled to some property in which he held a interest. more

Rowing handicaps

The following are the handicaps for the Napier Rowing Club's handicap sculls, declared by Messrs F.A. STYCHE and J W DAVIDSON:

S.B. JAGO-3 lengths
H.G. DAVIDSON- 3 lengths
H.B. MOUNTFORT-5 lengths
A.J.S. THOMPSON-5 lengths
W.S. PRENTICE-8 lengths
C.W. NICHOLLS-8 lengths
F. JAGO-10 lengths

HBH 1896 Feb 26 2 New Napier lockup

The lock-up at the new police station in Byron-street was practically taken possession of yesterday when The first prisoner (female) was incarcerated in one of the cells.


COLLINS-On February 19th, 1896, at Homeward, KAIKORA, the wife of A.V. COLLINS of a daughter. Both doing well.

sails very shortly on a trip to ENGLAND, and intends to try to patent some inventions
he has made both in conjunction with Mr John CHAMBERS, of NAPIER, and also on his own account.

Mr PIRANI, M.H.R. is to be banqueted by his supporters
on the 25th March.
Wednesday-page two

DEATH BURRTTON-At Port Ahuriri on February 24th, 1896, William BURRTTON
Wharfinger, aged 61 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Hardinge-road, Spit, at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday). Friends please accept this intimation.

Waipawa correspondent of yesterday says: -

Chairman of the Waipawa County Council dealt with tenders today for cutting 25 chains of Mang-atua creek channel near Victoria Railway station as follows: -

HITCHING and WILLS ?47 (accepted)
W.EBBETT-?57 9s
T.BUTLER ?99 18s

There must be some misunderstanding somewhere for tenders to range from ?47 to ?170

Information has been laid against A. COTTLE, licensee of the Ormondville Hotel,
charged with Sunday trading. Mr TURNBULL will proceed to Ormondville to investigate the charge.


SUTTON-At Napier on 29th February, Constance Grace, youngest daughter of Mr F. UTTON, aged 18 years. The funeral will take place on Thursday. Interment private.

Mr PIRANI, M.H.R. is to be banqueted by his supporters on the 25th March.


KIRKPATRICK-At Taradale on 24th February 1896, Mary, the beloved wife of W.J. KIRKPATRICK, and fourth daughter of Henderson GORDON, aged 27 years.

The funeral will leave her parent's residence at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) for Taradale cemetery-Isaac JEFFARES, Undertaker.

At a meeting of creditors of William Beamish, Mr M LASCELLES, Deputy Official Assignee presiding, the following creditors were present: -

Messrs J.W. NEAL, J.CRERAR, and CORNFORD (representing Mr HERMAN.)

The debtor was represented by Mr P.S. M'LEAN..more.In reply to the Assignee the debtor stated that in 1892 he had in conjunction with his brother purchased the Kakariki estate for ?5506 from DALGETY and Co. The wool clip for the past three years had realised very low prices.

The property had been on the market since November and recently 2000 sheep had mysteriously disappeared from the run...meeting adjourned to enable the Assignee to make further inquiries into the position of affairs in connection with the estate.

The Port Ahuriri District School Committee has decided to ask Messrs F.W.
WILLIAMS, J.HINDMARSH, and R. PUFLETT to act as judges in connection with the prize competitions FOR Mr MOELLER'S silver medals. One of which will be given to the boy who sends in the best composition on "How I spent my holidays," and the other to the girl who contributes the most commendable essay on the same subject.

Flags were at half-mast yesterday at the Port out of respect to the memory of
Mr William BURTTON. Deceased had been a resident at the Ahuriri for about 30

He was for many years storeman in the old firm of WATT Bros., then at the New Zealand Shipping Company's stores, and of late years wharfinger to the Napier Harbor Board. His funeral takes place at 3 this afternoon.

A Mrs HART, wife of Waipataki settlers, died suddenly at that place about 4 o'clock this morning. Dr. RIDDELL and the constable have gone out to make enquirie
Education Board candidates

Up to date the voting by school committees for candidates to fill the three vacancies on the Education Board have resulted as follows: -

Rev Dr. SIDEY-13

Nineteen committees have recorded their votes, and twenty yet remain whose selections have not come to hand officially


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