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ANOTHER HORRIBLE MURDER. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
ANOTHER HORRIBLE MURDER. A WOMAN SLAIN WITH AN AXE PERTH, this day. A gardener named Fox, residing at Claremont, came to Perth on Saturday with his family, leaving his wife at home. When they returned his wife was missing and was eventually found dead a short distance from home. Her head had been split open with an axe and there were wounds on the upper part of the legs. There is no clue to the perpetrator of the murder.
CABLE BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
CABLE BREVITIES. There is a movement amongst the young native Egyptians to present Lord- Kitchener with a portrait of himself. Mr Chamberlain has recovered from, his attack of gout. Mr J. W. Greggs, the American Attorney-General, has decided that Admiral Dewey wras justified in cutting the Hong Kong-Manila cable in the enemy's waters. Therefore the Eastern Extension Cable Company were not entitled to damages. 'The Spectator' says Lord Tennyson is the very man for a constitutional Governor. His temper is not easily ruffled, his judgment serene, and his will is not easily shaken. It- is possible he'has too little self-confidence, but he need only call on Lord Beanchamp, Governor-elect of New South Wales, for as much as he needs. A' fire at Rockhampton destroyed Medcraft's biscuit factory. .The damage amounted to £ 10,000.
FIRE IN WELLINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
FIRE IN WELLINGTON. (By Telegraph—Press Association.) WELLINGTON, this day. Two shops on Lambton Quay, oner occupied by Air J. Stephen, fancygoods dealer, the other empty, were gutted by fire last night; a third shop, occupied by Mr Boot, confectioner, was partially damaged. The fire had a good hold, but the buildings were of : brick, and confined it. It out again after midnight, but was subdued at once. The buildings belonged to Mr J. Joseph and insured in the Commercial Union for £2,000. Mr Stephen was insured for £ 700 in the Madge burg, and Mr Boot for £100 in tbe Manchester.
OLD AGE PENSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
OLD AGE PENSIONS. The Stipendiary Magistrate (Mr Brabant) continued his investigations into old age pension claims to-day. Very satisfactory progress was made. The following persons obtained certificates for the full amounts:—Daniel Hutchison, George Strange, C. Teague, Wm. Covle, Joseph Taylor, Harriet and Walter Hare, and Elizabeth Gardiner. Reductions were made in a few instances. The Court will sit until the cause list for to-day's claimants is disposed of. Mr John King, Deputy Registrar, was present on behalf of the Government, with Constable Hollis as his assistant.
ANGLO COLONIAL FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
ANGLO COLONIAL FOOTBALL. VISIT OF -lN ENGLISH TEAM. NEW ZEALAND ASKED FOR A GUARANTEE (By Telegraph—Press Association.) WELLINGTON, this day, At a meeting of the Managing Committee of New Zealand Rugby Union a letter was read from the secretary of the New South Wales Union stating that they are bringing out a teana from England on a guarantee of £4,000, and, therefore, desire to recoup expenses, and suggesting that the New Zealand Union should bear a proportion- of the cost. They would not accept half profits, not knowing what deductions would be proposed from the gross receipts. A substantial guarantee would be necessary. If no satisfactory proposal were received before the 17th February New Zealand w^ould be struck out of the programme, but the New South Wales Union desire to draw on New Zealand players against the Australasia-English match. The lettei will be forwarded to local unions.
ALLEGED THEFT OF AMALGAM. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
ALLEGED THEFT OF AMALGAM. (By Telegraph —Own Correspondent.) COROAf ANDEL, this day, In the Police Court, to-day, before Justices Tierney and Rhodes, Robert Beattie, sewing machine agent was charged on the information of Detective Alalveney that he did steal about month of January a quantity of gold amalgam of the value of £14 8s 4d, the property of a person at present unknown. Air Walker appeared for accused. The police applied for a remand, which was granted for eight days. Bail was allowed. £100 to accused and £50 each two sureties.
ODD FELLOWS' PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
ODD FELLOWS' PICNIC. The following handicaps have been declared for the ALU. Oddfellows' Sports:— ALU. Members' Race (100 Yards).— H. Wood scratch, F. Walton scratch, J. P. Hansen ?&gt; yds, J. H. Cowden 4yds. F. Brewin syds, F. Gargan syds, R. H. Cowan 6yds. H. Wilson Ovds. ALU. Alembers' Race (150 Yards).— H. Wood scratch, F. Walton scratch, J. P. Hansen syds, J. H. Cowden 6yds, F. Brewin 7iy'ds, F. Gargan 71yds, R. H. Cowan 9yds. H. Wilson 9yds. Friendly 'Societies' Handicap (150 Yards).—H. Wood scratch, F. Walton scratch; J. P. Hansen syds, J. H. Cowden 6yds, F. Brewin 74yds, F. Gargen 7Jyds, R. H. Cowan 9yds. H. Wilson 9 yds &quot;Past Grand Handicap ALU. (120 Yards.—F. C. Lippiat-t scratch, E. D. Reid 2yds, E. G. Wood 3yds, F. G. Fowler* 4yds. A. H. J. Rider syds, J. Ballantine Byds, G. S. Sankey 9yds. 150 Yards Handicap (for Professionals).—B. Stone scratch, C. Fielder scratch. T. Barr 2yds. T. Speer syds, T. A. George syds C. Crombie 6yds, g! Huddleston 6yds,...
THE TASMANIA WRECK. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
THE TASMANIA WRECK. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) GISBORNE, this day. Bad weather is again interrupting operations at the wreck of. the Tasmania. Mr Diver Pascoe has made several descents. He finds no difficulty in working under water at a depth of fifteen fathoms; in fact he remained below nearly three quarters of an hour the other day without exhaustion. From observations Mr Pascoe says he will be able to move freely about the ship, and he anticipates* no trouble in saving valuables.
THE WESTPORT FLOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
THE WESTPORT FLOOD. (By Telegraph—Press Association.) MUCH DAMAGE DONE, WESTPORT, this day The flood of last week did considerable damage throughout the Buller district. At Karamea. 60 miles north of Westnort, its effects were disastrous. A large new bridge across the Karamea River was swept away, also smaller . bridges and culverts. Many settlers' farms and homes were flooded and great damage was done to crops.
SUPPOSED DROWNING. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
SUPPOSED DROWNING. (By Telegraph—Own Correspondent.) WELLINGTON, this day Before the ship Ochtertyre, Captain Kenealy, was towed out on Saturday, a seaman named Forrester disappeared. It is alleged his object was to swim to Kaiwarra, a distance of half a mile. His clothes and some life belts are missing, but there is no trace of the man. It is supposed he was seized with cramp and was drowned. The police are investigating the matter.
THE PROPOSED GISBORNE RAILWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
THE PROPOSED GISBORNE RAILWAY. (By Telegraph—Press Asaooiation.) WELLINGTON, this day During his tour on the East Coast the Hon. Jas. Carroll visited Motu, 50 miles inland and inspected a valuable forest, which if utilised will, he says, pay the whole cost of a light railway to Gisborne. The route presents few difficulties, and the soil is of excellent quality, producing heavy crops of clover*. Probably the question of the railway will be discussed next session.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
In the Exhibition awards Mr C. G. Laurie, of Newmarket, got first award for icing sugar, and Second award for conserves, candied peel, etc.; first award for eucalyptus drops ; first award for white peppermints. A slight error occurred in our notes of Saturday. Mr Malcolm Niccol, Chairman of the Auckland Harbour Board, accompanied by MrM Laird, acting secretary, ' paid an official visit to the Italian warship Etna this morning, and was courteously received by the Captain. Captain Giovello said that on entering thep ort on Saturday he did not wish to take a pilot, and had no difficulty in working up what he described as 'your grand harbour.' He had previously visited the port, having been on the Christoforo Colombo when she came here in 187 S. Captain .Giovello was not surprised on knowing that Saturday afternoon was the Board's half holiday, that none of the officials visited the ship directly on her arrival. He was surprised, however, that he was not at once visited by the health of...
HARBOUR BOARD NOMINATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
HARBOUR BOARD NOMINATIONS. Air F. L. Prime, the returning officer, has received the following nominations for three seats on the Harbour Board. Air H. D. Heather, nominated. by Alessrs A. H. Nathan and M. A. Clark ; Air T. Henderson, by Alessrs R. O. Young and J. Smyth ; Air W. Gunson, by Messrs&quot;G. W. Binney and John Burns ; Air J. B. Alacfarlane, by Messrs J. E. Wheeler and AL S. Whitley; and Air AL Niccol, by Alessrs J. J. Craig and F. E. Jackson. The election takes place on AlondayjJLSth. inst.
SOUTHERN TELEGRAMS [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
SOUTHERN TELEGRAMS (By Telegraph —Press Association.) WESTPORT, this day, Dr. Gaze, who is connected with the Alelbourne boot trunk tragedy, is wellknown in various parts of New Zealand. He practised in Westport several years. The week's coal export was: Westport. Coal Co., 4570 tons 14 cwt; Cardiff Co., 719 tons 17 cwt. WELLINGTON, this day. An exceptionally heavy thunderstorm was experienced in the Alanawatu district yesterday afternoon. A stable in town was struck by lightning and the front of the building destroyed. No further damage in the district is yet reported. It is now raining heavily, and it is expected heavy loss will result to farmers whose crops are not yet harvested. It is now raining again heavily In Wairarapa the fall was phenomenal. It began with a thunderstorm at 2 p.m. yesterday. Four and threequarter inches of rain were recorded, and it is still raining. At Alasterton there is no sign of the weather clearing. At Fetone, only seven miles from Wellington, the rai...
THE QUEEN'S STATUE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
THE QUEEN'S STATUE. MEETING OF COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Executive Committee in connection with the Queen's Statue recently imported here from London was held this afternoon in the Municipal Buildings. Mr P. Dignan presided, and there were also present Colonel Burton, Messrs B. Kent, W. J. Courtney, W. Blomfield, Allonl, Frank Hull, R. Farrell, D. Goldie (Mayor of Auckland), John Abbott and Higgins. Mr Allom, secretary, reported that to-morrow Mr Earl would appear in the Supreme Court on behalf of the committee in connection with the proceedings for writ of injunction commenced by Mr McLeod and Mr Stichbury in the direction of preventing the Military Tournament funds being handed over to the Statue Committee. He (Mr Allom) through Earl and Hammond had accepted service of judge's summons to the committee to appear with the defendants and show cause in answer to the writ, and Messrs Earl and Hammond had taken charge of the case for him. Mr Brookfield the counsel for the plaintin The...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
A new departure in connection with racing in Auckland was made on Saturday at the Takapuna meeting. Written' authority having first been obtained from the stewards, a party of four detectives stationed themselves at the gates, and refused admission to fully 50 men. The position taken up was that the course, being private property, the owners had the right to refuse admission to any person. The public, are reminded that the dining rooms in Shortland-st. known as the Auckland Catering Company, lately carried on by James Morris, are now in possession of Mrs M. Broughton (late of Wellington and Wanganui). Our Whangarei correspondent telegraphs that a man named William John McKenzie was arrested by Constable Sheehan on three charges. of., theft at Kawakawa, and tried before Justices of the Peace on Saturday, and committed for trial on two charges and remand^ *«»» &quot;IJmx QfyH.
THE EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
THE EXHIBITION. Children were very much in evidence at the Exhibition on Saturday afternoon, when special attractions were arranged for the little ones. Professor Kear's clever dogs went through their performance on the lawn, much to the amusement of the children. The Professor's feats of juggling were, also greatly appreciated, and Punch and Judy had a good share of the patronage. A Maypole dance, in costume, was performed on the sports track by about 60 pupils of Airs Osmond. The music for the dance, which was a very pretty performance, was played by the Garrison Band. Crowds visited the Exhibition in the evening, a large number finding their way to the Choral Hall, where members of the Pollard Opera Co. gave another successful concert. Aliss Maud Beatty sang 'Forget Not to Forgive,' and 'Until We Aleet Again'; Aliss Gertie Campion, 'Only a Penny' and 'Love Ale Just a Little, Sue'; Aliss Marie Mueller, 'Because of Thee' and 'Alia Percella'; Air E. Fitts. 'Bid Ale to Love' and 'Th-...
THE AUCKLNAD EXHIBITION, FURTHER AWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 6 February 1899
THE AUCKLNAD EXHIBITION, FURTHER AWARDS. The following further awards have been made in connection with the Auckland Exhibition: — . HAMS AND BACON. Judges: Messrs Thos. AI. Quinn and R. Hellabv. Rolls,of Bacon.—T. H. Hall and Co., Ist award; Farmers' Co-operative Association (Christchurch), 2nd. Hams.—T. H. Hall and Co., Ist award; R. F. Lewis (Ashburton). 2nd; Farmers' Co-operative Association, 3rd. Sides of Bacon.—T. 11. Hall and Co. and R. F. Lewis (Ashburton) equal award of merit: Farmers' Co-operative Association, 2nd. SEWING MACHINES. Judges: Messrs John H. Scott, G. W. Heslop, S. McCoskrie. Singer Manufacturing Co., Ist award also special award for art work done by machines in judge's presence. Messrs W. Dennes and Sons withdrew their exhibit from competition. AMMUNITION. Judges: Major Morrow, Capt. Coyle and W. H. Hazard. Colonial Ammunition Company (Limited), Auckland, awarded Ist prize and gold medal. BLASTING FUSES. Patent safety blasting fuses for firing explosive charg...