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JOHNSTON; WILLIAMS; GREGORY; MONTAGUE; MCGUIRE; HUSKINSON; HIXSON
Resident Magistrate's Court Monday, March 19th
DRUNK AND INCAPABLE:
For this offence George JOHNSTON and James WILLIAMS were each fined 10s., or
the usual alternative. James GREGORY, being an old offender, was, on the
same charge, fined double that amount, with the option instead of spending
fourty-eight hours in her Majersty's lock-up.

BREACH OF THE DOG NUISANCE ACT:
Thomas MONTAGUE and Patrick MCGUIRE were called upon to shew (sic) reason
why the should not suffer the usual forfeiture for having in their
possession dogs not lawfully registered. Through some informality in
serving the summonses neither of the defendants put in an appearance, so the
case was remanded until to-day, and in the meantime fresh summonses will be
issued.

OBTAINING GOLD-DUST UNDER FALSE PRENTENCES:
Henry L HUSKINSON was charged with having by false pretences obtained
possession of two ounces of gold dust. He was also charged with having
obtained a 1pound not ein the same manner. On the applicatio of Sergeant
HIXSON, the case was remanded until teh 23rd,for the production of further
evidence.

20 March 1866
GARDINER; CORRY; BUCKLEY.
MISSING FRIENDS:
Thomas GARDINER, of Roscrea, Ireland has been left some money by his sister,
Mrs CORRY. Anyone knowing of his whereabouts will oblige by communicating
with him, or, should he be dead, with John BUCKLEY, Sandhurst Flour Mills,
Victoria, by whom any information concerning him will be thankfully
received.
13 March 1869
JOHNSTONE; WYBURN MISSING FRIENDS:
William Biggar JOHNSTONE - If William Biggar JOHNSTONE, formerly of
Dumfries, be stillliving, he will hear of something to his advantage on
applying to Mr R J WYBURN, 46 Elizabeth STreet, Melbourne, solicitor; or if
the said William Biggar JOHNSTONE is dead, or any person proving the same
will be rewarded.
15 March 1870
POTHAM; MCNAUGHT; BUTTON; STAITE Circuit Court - Criminal Sittings
Tuesday, March 19

CATTLE STEALING:
William POTHAM was indicted for that he did, on the 3rd of October, 1871,
steal one ox the property of James MCNAUHT. [correct spelling via newspaper
of surname]. The prisoner pleaded Not Guilty, and was defended by Mr
BUTTON, with him Mr STAITE.

(Full case details ensued - NOTE: the surname went on to be recorded as
MCNAUGHT)

20 March 1872
HOEY; STEVENS; CAMERON PUBLIC NOTICE:
P. HOEY, Blacksmith, Late of Waimea, wishes to inform the public that he has
opened that old-established sh formerly belonging to Mr STEVENS, and
adjoining J. CAMERON'S Stables, Revell Street. [Hokitika]
17 March 1877
CREASY
Mr John CREASY, of Armagh, South Australia, while returning home the other
day on a bicycle was chased by a bull. When ascending a long rise on the
road between Saddleworth and Auburn he passed some cattle which were grazing
by the wayside, and a bull amongst them immediately gave chase. The
bicyclist being unable to go fast up hill, the animal was steadily gaining
on him, and when he reached the summit was only a few yards behind; but
having now an easy gradient he made a spurt, and went down the hill at
railroad speed when his antagonist gave up the chase.

17 March 1883
BAKEWELL
TOPICS OF THE DAY:
Dr R. H. BAKEWELL,M.D., St. Andrews and ad eundem of New Zealand
University, was recently elected oneof the visiting physicians to the
Christchurch Hospital.
19 March 1883
MCKINNON
ADVERTISEMENT
Miss M'Kinnon (Late of Dunedin)
DRESS AND MANTLEMAKER,
HAMILTON STREET
HOKITIKA
15 March 1884
DONOHUE; GIFFORD; ROYAL; PENDER; HUGHES; MALONEY; NASH;
DONOHUE; PILLOW
TOPICS OF THE DAY:

-The trial of John DONOHUE for the murder of James GIFFORD was in many
respects remarkable. In the first place the murder was a very brutal and
savage one. More than twenty stabs were found on the body of the murdered
man. [Goes on to explain case in length]


-[Christchurch] Mrs ROYAL was charged with wilful murder at the Police Court
to-day. She is, however, still in the hospital. The rescued child says his
mother jumped into the water. Mrs ROYAL slept well, and on waking asked for
her husband and children.
[Then elsewhere in the paper]...A woman named ROYAL, the wife of a carpenter
living at Sydenham is supposed to have drowned two of her children in the
Heathcote river this evening. It is believed that her mind has been
slightly affected since her confinement nine months ago. This afternoon she
went out for a walk, taking three of her four children, two boys, three and
a half and two years old, and the baby, a girl. Two men subsequently saw
the eldest boy holding on to some willows in the river and rescued him. The
mother was seen with her clothes wet. She and the rescued child were taken
to the hospital. The bodies of the other children were recovered. In
answer to Inspector PENDER, the woman said at one time that the children had
fallen in, and at another that she did not know how they got into the river.


-The Supreme Court was occupied all day with the last case on the calendar,
the Queen v HUGHES and MALONEY, indicted for arson. [Goes on to discuss the
sitting]


-Considerable credit is due to Constable NASH for the manner in which he
acted uon the occasion of the arrest of DONOHUE for murder. It was in great
measure due to him that so strong a case was made.


-PILLOW a well known commission agent, has disappeared. yesterday his
daughter called on the landlord of his office, and gave up possession,
stating that her father had left Christchurch without saying where he was
going. Statements are made that certain sums, principally house rents were
collected by PILLOW and not accounted for. It is also stated that he left
some dishonored bills.\

AND IN THE PREVIOUS DAYS EDITION:
It is understood that the mining and commission agent who levanted, left
8000 pounds of private debts behind him, 2000 pounds of which is due to two
individuals. Several bookmakers are understood to be among the creditors.

15 March 1884
CLAPCOTT; DAVIDSON; KING TOPICS OF THE DAY:

An inquest was held at 4pm yesterday before Mr B. CLAPCOTT, J.P., and a
jurty of twelve, on the body of a woman named Sarah DAVIDSON, who died as
she was being conveyed to the hospital. The evidence of Dr KING, who made
the postmortem, was to the effect that deceased died from inflammation of
the lungs accelerated by drinking, and that the vital organs were diseased.
A verdict was returned in accordance with the medical evidence. The
deceased was a widow with six children, three of whom are in an Industrial
School at Caversham. Temporary arrangements have been made by the police
for the care of the remaining three.

18 March 1884
DRAIN; CAMPBELL; KIRK; SMITH
-A man named DRAIN, wanted for alleged larcency as a bailee at Auckland, was
arrested at Wellington last week udner rather amusing circumstances.
Detective CAMPBELL, who was on the look-out whilst strolling about the city,
recognised his man, from the description in his possession, driving a cab.
The det. hailed cabby and requested him to drive to the police station. The
cabby, quite unsuspecting, did as requested, chatting comfortably with his
fare (who was on the box) en route. On arrival at the station the detective
asked the Jehu to enter. Little dreaming of what was on the boards, the
invitation was accepted, and then the situation was disclosed. The
detective made a good job of it by driving the cab off to the owner's
stables.

-At the Queenstown Police Court the other day, William KIRK, the well known
one-legged jockey, was charged with threatening to shoot Mr John SMITH, of
Arthur Point, who had objected to KIRK keeping company with his daughter.
Accused was remanded, bail being allowed, himself in 50 pounds and two
sureties at 25 pounds each.

18 March 1887
BIRD; HAYES; O'CONNOR; O'NEIL; MARTINI; STEVENSON; GUINNESS
TOPICS OF THE DAY:

-From further particulars to hand, regaridng thebuggy accident at Kumara, we
gather that in capsizing, the buggy was completely overthrown with the
occupants underneath. Constable BIRD's injuries were most serious and he is
still confined in the hospital.. HAYES was sufficiently recovered yesterday
to be discharged.


-The case of O'CONNOR v O'NEIL, breach of promise, was settled out of Court,
it being rumored that young lady has accepted 100pounds. Public curiosity
had been whetted by the announcement of this case, and all day yesterday the
Court was well attende din view of it being called on. Miss O'CONNOR was in
the Court during the morning and was the cynosure of all eyes.

-MARTINI vs Humphrey's Guly a mining disputer, and STEVENSON v GUINNESS and
others, a claim formoney in an estate, were also settled out of court..

18 March 1891
AAGESON; ISBISTER; SMITH; CAMPBELL; HAMMOND; KEMP
-THE PICTON TRAGEDY
Picton March 16
The man killed last night was Aageson, a fireman on board theClan Menzies.
He was joking with his mates, and dived into the water from the steps.
Striking the bottom he dislocated is back and died in the hospital a few
hours later.

-CATTLE STEALING
Wellington March 16
Arthur Gifford Isbister wassentenced to three months imprisonment atthe
Magistrate's Court for cattle stealing.

-BOY KILLED
Wairoa, March 16
A boy aged 14 the son of a native named Charles Smith, of Tamaenui, near
Nuhaka, was killed by afall from ahorse last night. The boy and his sister,
who were both on the horse, were thrown. The girl is not seriously injured.

-SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST BANK TELLER
Wellington, March 16
John A Campbell, teller in the Bank of Australasia, was taken into custody
to-day by Detectives Hammond and Kemp, on three charges of theft of 300
pounds 1s 7d, the property of the Bank at Dunedin. Campbell was recently
transferred from Dunedin to Otaki. The informations charge him with theft
of 137 pounds 2s 10d and 146 pounds 13s 5d in November 1909, and of 76
pounds 5s 1d in January last.

16 March 1896
PERRY ADVERTISEMENT

William PERRY
Wholesale and Retail Grocer
Wine, Spirit and Provision Merchant

Agent for the celebrated Russian Blenvea (?) Company, also for W Gregg &
Co.s Superior Packet Teas.

Finest packed plantation coffee ground on the premises by gas powe

A large stock of Allens, Woods and Atlas flour always ins tock. Oatmeal,
Bran, Pollard,What, Oats, Chaff, and Potatoes.

The Wholesale House in Wharf Street closes every Saturday at 1pm.

16 March 1896
CLARKE
NEWS OF THE DAY:
It is reported Clarke's block of land at the Crooked river, recently
acquired by the Land Purchase Commissioners, is not turning out so well as
anticipated. we hear that some 400 or 500 acres are swamp which cannot be
included in any of the sections and will consequently prove aloss.
17 March 1896
NATHAN; HARRIS; WARDELL
At WELLINGTON, the civil action Philip and mary MaudeNathan (executors of
the will of the late Nathaniel Nathan) v V. Harris, of Christchurch, was
heard in the Magistrate's Court The claim was on a promissory note for 88
pounds 17s 6d. said to have been given to the defendant by the late Mr
Nathan for collection. The defence was that Mr Harris had bought the note
for 15 pounds, but obtained no receipt for payment. Subsequently he
received 71 pounds 2s 2d on the note. Afterhearing evidence Mr Wardell,
S.M. said he was satisfied that late Mr Nathan had not parted with his half
share in the note and he therefore gave judgment for 35 pounds 11s 1d, and
13 pounds 3s costs.
13 March 1897
POWELL ADVERTISEMENT

Edward Powell & Sons
Surgeon Dentists, Hokitika

Best Dental work only

Hours 9 to 5 week days, at Rooms, Revell Street

18 March 1897
DEE NEWS OF THE DAY:
A somewhat serious accident wassustained yesterdaymorning by Mr P Dee one of
the senior members of the Hokitika Borough Council. When going towards the
railway station he was run over by a lady on a bicycle and suffered severe
injuries. He had important business at Greymouth which prevented his
obtaining medical and surgical aid, the want of which considerably increased
his sufferings. We were informed last night that Mr Dee had improved
somewhat and there was no accasion (sic) for special anxiety as to his
condition. It is possible the serious nature of this accident may cuase the
introduction of a Borough by-law prohibiting ladies from riding bicycles
wihtin the Borough.
18 March 1899
MACFARLANE; LYONS; MORGAN; BENJAMIN; MCWHIRTER; MURRAY; BYRNE; LOW; REBAY;
TWOMEY; NEWRICK; GRIFFIN; MUNDY; PEACOCK; DUNCAN; KELLER; STEVENSON; DOLPH
NOTICES:
MAGISTRATE'S COURT - Stafford
(Before D MacFarlane, Esq., S.M.)

B Lyons v J Morgan, claim 2 pound 6s 9d for good supplied. Judgment for
amount claimed, with costs 6s.

Same v F Morgan, claim 2 pounds 7s 6d - Judgment for amount claimed, with
costs 6s. Immediate execution asked for and granted in each case.

GOLDSBOROUGH WARDEN'S COURT
Thursday March 15
(Before D MacFarlane, Esq., Warden)

A Benjamin, special claim, Waimea Creek - Adjourned till April 19

J M'Whirter, special claim, Middle Branch - Adjourned till Arpil 19

John Murray, surrender exztended clain, Kelly's Terrace - Granted

J F Byrne, surrender extended claim, Kelly's Terrace - Granted

G Low, surrender extended claim - Granted.

G Rebay, surrender extended claim - Granted.

Timothy Twomey, surrender extended claim - Granted.

Edgar Newrick, surrender extended claim - granted.

James Griffin, surrender extended claim - granted.

Benjamin Lyons, John Mundy, J F Byrne, special claim, 7 acres, Kelly's
Terrace, to be held in trust for Stafford Mining League - Granted.

William Peacock, dam and water race. Adjourned till April 19

George Duncan, dam - Granted

J Keller, prospecting license, 85 acres. Granted.

A Stevenson, prospecting license, 65 acres. Granted

J Dolph, extended claim, Callaghans. Granted.

The court then adjourned

16 March 1900 -
KING; MARSHALL
NEWS OF THE DAY:
A young man named Lawrence King sustained an injury on the Greymouth
racecourse yesterday morning. The Argus says he was riding Mr J Marshall's
Waipuna and his mount ran into a fence, the rider sustaining a fracture of
the leg.
17 March 1900
DEHN; HAWKINS; BURGER; SCOTT; TAIT; ROSSETTI
The funeral of the late Mr Henry Dehn of Rimu on Saturday afternoon was
largely atttended by miners and others from all parts of the distrcit. The
burial service of the Church of England was read by the Rev H G Hawkins of
All Saints, Hokitika.


-Although the operation performed last week left Mr Henry Burger atthe
Kumara Hospital in a very low condition, latest advice states that he was
doing as well as could be expected and Dr Scott is hopeful that his patient
will soon be about again.

-A large audience occupied the Princess Theatre last night at the Deaf, Dumb
and Blind Entertainment which was very pleasing throughout. Miss M A Tait
came to the assistance of the performers by singing "He Wipes aTear," and
received well merited appreciation.

-Dr Rossetti, late Surgeon Superintendent of the Totara Hospital will now
reside in Hokitika. the genial doctor must be considered one of the oldest
West Coasters, having arrived here nearly thirty-six years ago and in the
early days had a very large and lucrative practice when he and his lamented
wife were true friends to many who required assistance in those good but
rough old days. Dr Rossetti has for many years held the office of Consul
for Italy in Westland.

18 March 1901
CLARKE; GIBBEN; BURGESS; BRAY; WILLIAMS; MOORE

NOTICES:

"The Pirates of Penzance"

A farewell performance to Mr D Clarke
(general information follows)
50 Performers
The scenery for this production has been especially imported.
Bright and effective costumes

Capable orchestra under the leadership of Miss Gibben.

Conductor: Mr G A Burgess; Stage Manager, Mr W Bray; Pianiste, Miss
Williams: Secretary and Treasurer, Mr J R Moore

Popular prices: 3s, 2s and 1s.

15 March 1904
DOWELL NEWS OF THE DAY:
-Mr Dowell's drag leaves today at 10 am for Kokatahi, returning at 5.30.
The fare for the return journey is 3s.
17 March 1904
MCDIARMID; REWI; TIPLER; HOPKINS; ROBINSON IN MEMORIAM

M'DIARMID - In loving memory of John M'Diarmid, who departed ths life on
March 16th 1904.

Dearest loved one, we have laid thee,
In the peaceful grave's embrace;
But they memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face.

NEWS OF THE DAY:
-Rewi, the oldest Maori in Parihaka, with his bent up figure, has gone the
way of his forefathers, having died a few days ago, says the Opunake Times.
His age is put down at from 100 to 127 years, but persons well versed in
Maori matters estimate his age at 124 years. he was buried in the cemetery
at Parihaka,. Rewi was the leader of the massacre at Wairau (Oakura) in the
days of the native disturbance, being held solely responsible for it. He
has lived in Parihaka for the past twelve years, and used to tell many
interesting tales of the fights with the pakeha. He was a follower of Te
Whiti.

-Mr Walter Tipler of Christchurch, who died suddenly on the 26th ult, was an
old colonist, who arrive din Lyttelton in the early sixties, and went to the
West Coast to the Kaniere gold rush. He shortly afterwards returned to
Christchurch to take up the occupation of telegraph linesman between
Christchrch and the Bealey. A few years afterwards he went back to the West
Coast and took up the profession of school teacher, which he followed to
within five years of his death. During the last five years he lived a
semi-retired life, being on the teachers; relieving list. He also took a
keen interest in church matters, and was a sidesman at the Anglican
Cathedral at the time ofhis death. He was also keenly interested in
physical culture. he was twice married, first in 1869 to Miss Louisa S
Hopkins, who died in 1895 and n 1989 to the widow of the late Mr E T
Robinson, of Greymouth, who survives him. He leaves a grownup family by his
first wife of three sons and five daughters

16 March 1906
RENTON
Mr E J Renton, who has been two years at the Royal Dental Hospital, of
Leicester Square, London, working for the English Diploma in Dental Surgery,
and who has passed the final examination last November, and has since been
on a visit to Edinburgh, is now on his way to the Colony. he is expected to
reach home shortly.
15 March 1907
EVANS; ROBINSON; KIRK; MCCORQUINDALE; KELLER(?); PORTER; TRAINER; BROADBENT;
Messrs D J Evans and E H Robinson, Justices, presided atthe Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning, when the following business was disposed of:

Truant Officer (Mr C Kirk) v. A McCorquindale - Failing to send two children
to school. - Convicted and fined 4s without costs

Keller (?hard to read) Bros. v. W Porter, claim 4 pound 17s. - Judgment by
default with costs 6s.

Same v. H H Trainer claim 4 pound 17s. - Judgment by default with costs 6s.

Same v. H Broadbent claim 5 pound 1s. - Judgment by default with costs 10s.

16 March 1907
GRAHAM; RENTON The marriage of Mr William Graham, Glasgow, Scotland to Miss Jane H Renton,
eventuated in London on Tuesday February 11th. The Miss Renton referred to
is the daughter of Mr and Mrs James Renton (Snr) of Hokitika. The best
wishes of a wide circle of friends of Mrs Graham, who was exceedingly
popular locally, will be extended to the newly wedded couple, who were the
recipients of a large number of substantial presents from the West Coast and
at home.
16 March 1911
MCILROY; STEWART;
Mr Robert McIlroy, son of Mr W J McIlroy, formerly of Kumara, left by the
Christchurch train on Wednesday morning, en route for Wellington where he
will be married to Miss E Stewart, daugher of Mr James Stewart of Coal
Creek. Mr A McIlroy accompanied his brother to act as bestman. The young
couple will have the best wishes of their numerous friends for a bright and
happy future.
15 March 1912
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