Advertisers on Page One:
- J.Coleman (late of Hamilton), The Hot Springs Hotel (Mr O’Halloran noted as previous owner)
- P.Quinlan, British Hotel, Te Aroha Goldfields
- John Allwood, Robin Hood and Little John Hotel, Te Aroha
- S.W.Buck, The Phoenix Hotel, Morrinsville
- M.Vaughan (late of Waikato, Fiji & Ohinemuri), Queen’s Hotel, Thames
- J.M.Syms (late of the p.s. ‘Patiki’), Bendigo Hotel, Shortland
- R.Kirkwood, Duke of Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge
- Fred.Gaudin, The Waikato Hotel, Hamilton East
- Alfred Ashley, Premier Hotel, Waiorongomai
- Thomas Lawless, Waiorongomai Hotel, Waiorongomai
- E.Hewitt, Criterion Hotel, Cambridge
- Mr J. Cuff, Barrister & Solicitor
- P.Ferguson, Broker, Land and Commission Agent
- Whitaker & Co., Mining, Land and Commission Agents
- J.W.R.Guilding, Native Interpreter and Land Agent, Te Aroha & Ohinemuri
- James Simms, Authorised Surveyor
- Mr Pavitt C.E., (late of Christchurch), Authorised Surveyor
- Thomas Hood, Decorator
- G.H.A.Purchas, Authorised Surveyor
- L.Jackson, Authorised and Licensed Surveyor, Grahamstown
- John Grigg, Thames (Musical Instruments)
- R.Brenan, Boot and Shoe Maker
- H.Crump, Mining Engineer
- D.H.Bayldon, Surveyor, Thames and Paeroa
- Henry G. Hawkins, Half-Circle Nursery, Te Aroha West opposite Waiorongomai
- Mrs Adair, Servants Registry, Te Aroha
- F.Leslie, Cabinet Maker and Bedding Manufacturer (Funerals on shortest notice)
- G.Ripley, Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller
- Bedford & Johnson, Plumbers and Tinsmiths
- D.Pool, Bakery
- Charles Johnson, Bricklayer
- A.W.Taylor & Co., Soda Manufactory
- James Clarke, Grocer
- C.S.Pyne, General Produce
- M.Whitehead, Bootmaker, Thames
- R.Stackpole, Bootmaker, Waiorongomai
- C.R.Johnson, Livery & Bait Stables, Hamilton Hotel (previous owner: late Mr B.Edwards)
- Hugh Ross, Nurseryman and Seedsman, Waihou (Established 1880)
- J.Marshall, Draper & Clothier, Thames
- T.Kitching, Draper, Shortland
- P.Faes, Tailor & Habit Maker
- David Murdoch, Secretary – Union Sash and Door Company, Auckland
- James Wiseman, Saddlery, Auckland (Established 1861)
- J.B.Smith, Waitoa, Chaff
- D.Murphy, Carter and Contractor, Waiorongomai & Te Aroha
- J.Vuglar, Butcher
- Chas.Balcke (late of the Thames), Hairdresser, Stationery
- Charles McLiver, Stationery etc., Grahamstown
- W.J.Hunter & Co., Auctions
- George McCaul, Ironworks, Thames
- W.H.Hazard, Gunmaker, Auckland
Advertisers on Page Two:
- John Hudson, Manager, Thames River Steam Navigation Company
- Captain W.Bettis, Steamer ‘Waitoa’
- E.Gallaugher, Proprietor, Gallagher’s Bus
- R.Boyne, Postmaster
- Thornton, Smith and Firth, Auckland (Flour)
- James S. Bond, Printer and Bookbinder, Cambridge
- Dr. Bond, Te Aroha
- Mr J.Cuff, Solicitor
- F.Pavitt, Architect
- Hunt and White, Contractors, Auckland
- W.Hetherington & Co., Te Aroha
- R.G.Macky, Broker, Land and General Commission Agent
- Mr G.O’Halloran (Commercial section about his sales)
- J.A.Dobson, Temperance House and Restaurant
- Mr Johnson (Wesleyan)
- Rev Mr Marshall (Wesleyan)
- Rev Mr Ferguson (Presbyterian)
General News Section
Though the majesty of the law is viadicated [sp?] by the presence of one solitary guardian of the peace, Sergt. Emmerson, it is most creditable to the population of the district that during the last month he has only exercised his authority twice, once in arresting a drunken man, and in the other issuing a summons for improper language in a public place. There are few districts in the colony with an equal population that can show such a record which speaks volumes for the residents of this locality.
Mr W.Gibbons, who was hurt by falling over a cliff at Wairongomai tramway is progressing favourably.
We are glad to be able to record an act of integrity on the part of one of the residents in this district, which stands out in very pleasant relief against the swindling so commonly perpetrated under cover of the existing bankruptcy laws of this colony. Rather more than twelve months ago Mr Bernard Montague was compelled, through adverse circumstances, to make an assignment under which his creditors received 15s in the pound. Since that time fortune has been more favourable, and a week or so ago he again called his creditors togetther and thougb he had been legally relieved of his debts, paid every one an additional 5s in the pound, thus discharging his debts to the uttermost farthing. Such examples are rare but none the less creditable, and it would be well if many others went and did likewise.
[errors are the newspapers]
Mr Andrew Jamieson has returned to business in Waiorongomai after his late protaled illness. [probably meant to be protracted]
We learn that Mr Ashley has sold the Premier Hotel to Mr B Montague, and that the latter will take possession at an early date.
Sergt. Emerson has been appointed Inspector of Slaughter-Houses for this district by the Piako County Council.
A rather alarming accident happened at Shaftesbury on Wednesday afternoon. As Mr and Mrs Newsom, who were leaving the hotel to take up their residence in one of the cottages on the west side of the Waihou, were crossing the river in the boat used as a ferry boat, it upset, and the occupants with their luggage were thrown into the water. Mr Bradey, who was also in the boat, brought Mrs Newsom to shore in a fainting condition. Had the boat gone a few yards further it would have been in swift running deep water, which might have entailed more serious consequences. As this small boat in charge of a boy takes the school children across night and morning, the accident shows the urgent need of a safe punt being provided. There has already been one case of drowning in this new settlement, and we trust the matter will be seen to before we have to record another.
Other names mentioned in this section:
- Mr John Sheehan
- Messrs Applegate and James
- Mr Carr
- Wiseman and party, contractors
- Mr W. Wilson
- Mr Beere, District Engineer
- Mr Lawless, proprietor, Waiorongomai Hotel
- Mr Crump, architect
- Mr Brown (regarding an Accident Relief Fund committee)
- Mr Johnson(regarding an Accident Relief Fund committee)
- Messrs T.Gavin, J.Goldsworthy, J.Scott, E.Cameron, H.McLiver, J. Hirst, G.Beeson, G.Taylor, H.H.Adams, J.Sampson, J.C.Firth Esq. (regarding an Accident Relief Fund committee)
- Mr Orcharson and Mr Boyne, the Telegraph station
- Alley’s Farm at Hikutaia
Resident Magistrate’s Court
Tuesday, June 19th.
(Before H.Kenrick Esq., R.M.)
Elizabeth Hector was charged with having made use of obscene language in Whitaker-street on Sunday last.
Sergt. Emmerson proved the offence, and the accused was fined 20s and costs, with the alternative of a week’s imprisonment.
The Magistrate added that he regretted the punishment would fall on offenders’ husband in lieu of herself, but added that if she were brought up again he would send her to gaol.
Joseph Read was charged with having violently assaulted J.H.Smith on the evening of Wednesday the 13th inst.
Mr Campbell appeared for the complainant, Mr Cuff for the defence.
Before the case was gone into Mr Cuff said it was doubtful whether the Magistrate had jurisdiction, as the alleged assault arose out of question of title to property, and he quoted the 185th clause of ‘The Justices of the Peace Act, 1882″, in support of his objection.
The Magistrate said that Mr Cuff was premature in raising the point. If, on hearing, the facts disclosed a question of title, then he could not deal with the case, but must send it for trial to a higher court. He would proceed with the case, and if it was found that any question of title arose it would be competent for Mr Cuff to raise the objection at any time.
The plaintiff said that he was appointed a bailiff for the purposes of making a dis[t]ress on defendant’s premises and he took possession on the 6th inst. He made an inventory, a copy of which he gave to Mrs Read, and the original he produced. She said nothing except ag that her husband was not home. Plaintiff saw defendant on Sunday, and again the following Wednesday. Witness received a letter from him making an appointment and in consequence went to see defendant in the evening of the 13th. He called at the house of the latter, and was asked to go in and take a seat. He did so when he and defendant had some conversation, the latter asking witness if Mr Campbell would take half of the amount due, to which he replied that Mr Campbell required the whole of it. Defendant asked if Mr Campbell had any authority to receive the rent, and witness said he believed he had. He then asked witness by whose authority he was appointed bailiff and he replied by Mr Campbell’s. In reply to a question why he had annoyed his wife witness said he had not annoyed her without anything further defendant jumped up and knocked witness off the chair on to the floor and when there kicked him on the back. After that he he[?]mmed witness up in a corner and kept striking him repeatedly and hit or kicked him in the ribs. Witness managed to escape but he was too excited to remember how, as his face was covered with blood as he was greatly injured.
By Mr Cuff. – Mr Campbell authorised him to go in as bailiff. He had heard that Mr Campbell was a bankrupt, He did not give Mrs Read a copy of the warrant, he did not know it was necessary. Mrs Read would not allow him to take an inventory but he did so in one room against her wishes. He did not give her a signed copy of the inventory. Mr Campbell told him to take an inventory and remain in possession. Though he did not remain in possession it was an understood thing that he was to be considered in possession. Mrs Read said that she did not believe Mr Campbell had any right to be sent. Witness thought defendant was going to pay the rent, but the latter said that Mr Campbell had no right to the rent. The first assault was a blow on the jaw, and witnest thought he kicked him, witness did not try to hit defendant. He could not do so for he was pinned up. He could not have broken his ribs by bending over the sofa. He had had lumbago recently, but no fall that could have fractured his ribs. He did not believe Read had any illwill but committed the assault in the heat of passion.
By the Magistrate. – Mrs Read was out of the room all this time. She was in the kitchen and the door was closed. He went to the house that night in consequences of being asked to do so in the letter produced. Defendant did not order him out of the house but struck him first.
John Henry R.Bond, duly qualified medical practitioner, proved that he had examined the complainant, and found that he had sustained a fracture of a rib on the right side, a bruise on the nipple, a laceration of the right ear and a bruise behind it, also a laceration of the nose and considerable swelling; subsequently he discovered that there was a fracture of the nose and slight displacement. Complainant would not be fit for work for about 30 days. There would be permanent displacement of the nose.
By Mr Cuff. – A rib might easily be broken in a scuffle. There was only a slight bruise there. No very great force was required to break a rib. He saw no definite signs of kicks on the complainant.
Mr Cuff said the defence was that defendant had been told that Mr Campbell, in consequence of having been compelled to make an assignment, was not the proper person to receive the rent. At the interview in question defendant found that complainant was improperly in possession, and in turning him out jammed him against the sofa, whereby any injuries sustained had been occasioned. He justified the assault on the ground that he only used sufficient to turn the complainant out.
Defendant made a statement, saying that on coming home from his work on Saturday he heard from his wife, that Mr Campbell had sent a man to levy a distress during his absence. He made an appointment with Smith intending to pay the money, but on enquiry he found that the whole transaction was illegal. When Smith came the (defendant) asked him what arrangements he had made with Mr Campbell for him. Smith said Mr Campbell wanted all the money, and he as bailiff demanded the whole. Defendant asked him if he was sure he was bailiff, and he said yes, but it was the first time he had been bailiff, and it should be the last. After some conversation about the notice, complainant then said he was bailiff then in the house, but had not Mr Campbell’s papers with him. Defendant told him that he was sure that he was not bailiff and in the excitement jumped up from his seat seized Smith by the scuff of the neck and rushed him up in the corner of the room, between the sofa and the wall, his nose coming in contact with the wall and causing it to bleed. He then opened the door and pushed Smith out but he could not say whether he used more force or not than was required, but he had no intention of either maiming or disfiguring complainant.
The Magistrate said that no question of title had arisen. Had such been the case then the jurisdiction of the Court would have been ousted. On this occasion plaintiff merely went to discuss the matter and not to take possession. Subsequently, however, without the slightest provocation, a very severe assault was committed through defendant losing his temper. The only dofibt [doubt] he had was whether he should not send the defendant for trial to a higher court. If he (Magistrate) dealt with the case it would debar defendant from obtaining any civil redress in the shape of damages.
Mr Campbell said there was no hope of redress that way, and asked the Magistrate to deal with the matter in a summary manner.
The Magistrate, after pointing out that complainant had acted most civill[y] throughout, said that at the time he were assaulted he was not in possession at all, read defendant a severe lecture on the temper he had displayed and the brutality he had shown. If he were to send defendant for his trial he would probably get a prolonged term of imprisonment. He would therefore impose on defendant the highest monetary penalty the law would permit. Defendant would be fined £10, of which one-half would be awarded to the complainant, and costs £1 11s. In default of payment defendant to be imprisoned in Mount Eden Gaol for one month with hard labor. One half the fine and costs to be paid in 14 days and the balance at the expiration of the 14 succeeding days, a warrant to issue in default of either payment.
Civil Cases mentioned include:
- J. Squirrell vs J. S[n]asd[a]ll
- P.Faes vs Rewi Mokino
- J.Bullock vs same [Rewi Mokino]
- Baskiville vs Gair
- E.Rane vs H. Baskiville
- Walker vs H.Verity
- J. O’Neill vs H.H.Adams [employment case]
Name mentioned in this section:
Te Aroha Band of Hope
Name mentioned in this section:
- Mr G. Devey
- Miss Fanny Huxtable
- Mr W. Ashby
- Mr J. Ilott [typing is very vague Ilot or Hott or Bott?]
Auckland, last night.
The jewellery taken from Henrikson’s shop has been found planted in the Domain.
Gisborne, last night.
The Supreme Court sat till nearly 10 o’clock last night, hearing the charge against Naera te Whera for the murder of a Native chief on the East Coast. A verdict of manslaughter was returned, the jury deliberating half an hour. Sentence was deferred till this morning, when His Honor passed a sentence of penal servitude for life. This concluded the criminal business.
Special Meeting of the School Committee
Names mentioned in this section:
- Mr O’Halloran
- Mr Lavery, Chairman
- Mr Cocks
- Mr Allwood
- Mr Allen
- Mr Lawless
- M Colebrook, contractor
- Mr Poole
- Mr T. Cooper
- Mr O’Sullivan, Inspector of Schools
- Mr Mackey
Te Kooti on the Peace Path
Names mentioned in this section:
- Te Kooti
- Hirawa te Moananui [text is very faded]
- Te Moananui
- Keepa te Wharau
- Mr Coleman
General News Section:
Names mentioned here include:
- Mr Cocks (new store being built, he is noted as one of the first people to begin business in Te Aroha)
- Mr Brigham, saddler
- Mr J.C.Firth
- E.F.Roche Esq.
Name mentioned in letter to the editor:
Advertisers/Notices on Page Three:
- A.M.Wainwright, Dibsell’s Landing
- W.F.Hunt, Waiorongomai
- H.E.Whitaker, Convenor
- A.H. Whitehouse, secretary
- R.G.Macky, collector
- David Forsyth
- James Fitzpatrick
- James Hobbs
- Geo.Wilson, Mining Inspector
- Harry Kenrick, warden
- William Fraser, late licensee (goldmining)
- J.F.Cocks, Drapery
- George Robson, Te Aroha Pharmacy
- Veale & Co., Bakers and Produce merchants
- James Soppet, General Storekeeper, Waiorongomai
- A.H.Whitehouse, Pioneer bootmaker
- M.Hotchin, Pine Restaurant, Te Aroha
- Darrow and Baggott, Te Aroha New Mill, timber
- Hy. Crump, Returning Officer
- H.E.Campbell, solicitor
- Geo.Wilson, Secretary and Treasurer, Te Aroha Public Library
- John Bullock, Hon.Sec., Vermont Licensed Holding
- Chas. Collins, Manager (trespass notice)
- Mr Larkworthy, Waitoa (trespass notice as above)
- G.H.A.Purchas, County Engineer
- Andrew Jamieson, Greengrocer, Waiorongomai
- Hasset and Gemmings, Bakers and Confectioners, Waiorongomai
- Wells and Soutter, Te Aroha and Cambridge (and London)
- G.S.O’Halloran, auctioneer
- D.J.Frazer, hardware
- R.Mackie, Te Aroha Butchery
- H.Baskiville, Premier Butchery
Farm and Garden
Name mentioned in this section:
- Mr Frederick Brady, sheep farmer, Pahautanui
Advertisers on Page Four:
- Adam Bede, Melbourne Cup, 1883, Auckland
- John Farrell, Draper
- George Devey, Cabinet Maker
- John Matthew, Painter, Glazier, Paperhanger
- D.J.Frazer, Ironmonger
- Wm. Bennett, Carter and Contractor
- H.E.Whitaker, Newspaper proprietor
- Walker’s Palace Hotel
- J.A.Dobson, Proprietor, Temperance House and Restaurant
- Geo. H. Applegate & Mr A.F.James, General Merchants
- W.Fricker, Painter & Decorator, Tararu Road, Thames
- Ehrenfried Bros., Phoenix Brewery, Thames
- McLean’s Circulating Library