Military Theatre. — On Tuesday night last the performance at this place of amusement consisted of the amusing comedy " St. Cupid or Dorothy's fortune," serenaders', &c, concluding with the laughable farce " Row to end a Law Suit." The different parts were well sustained, particularly those taken by the ladies, who although not much used to crinoline in every day life, swept the stage with grace- j ■fulness. Much credit is due to those who at great trouble, have so successfully 'catered for the public amusement. It will be seen from our advertising columns that another performance is announced for Wednesday next. Committals by Waipuktjrau Bench. — About the 22nd ult., a man named Clark was committed for trial charged with an unnatural offence. After being a few days in custody at Napier, he effected his escape by cutting with the blade of a razor through a partition which divided his cell from another apartment in the prison, whence he made his exit through the window, taking with him one of the gaol blankets. He is supposed to have made his way overland to Wellington. — On the 9th inst., before Messrs. Henry Russell, Purvis Russell, and Gr. S. Cooper, two men named James Newton and Robert Hardy were fully committed for trial on a charge of stealing from the Tavistock Hotel a quantity of bottled beer, and a variety of other articles, the property of Mr. J. F. Moss. Resident- Magistrate's Court.-^-Monday. Henderson v. John Nesbitt, Thomas Masterson, and Charles Crossby. The defendants appeared to answer a complaint made against them by Thomas Henderson, the person in charge of the Napier Immigration House, for refusing to leave said house, in which they were to have only temporary accommodation, upon being required to do so. Two of the defendants had been in the house for 3 months, and the third for 7 weeks; all pleaded inability to pay for accommodation elsewhere. They were ordered to vacate the building upon being required to do so by the Provincial Governmeut. — On the same day two men named respectively Swain and Collins, were fined ss. each for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. — Tuesday. The Queen v. Collins. The defendant, Frederick Collins, was charged with violently assaulting Corporal Groom, when in the execution of his duty, viz., , apprehending him for a previous assault. Fined £5, or in default of payment one month's imprisonment with hard labour. — Wednesday. Cunningham v: Smith. IJhis was a claim for £16 for work done for defendant. Judgment for £14 15s. Education amongst the Natives. — We learn that the natives residing at the pa Whakaairo have, in their strong desire for information, resolved to have a teacher of English amongst them ; and that they have secured the services of oue who has •had considerable experience in tuition. The school, it said, will' be opened on New Year's Day. This is a very remarkable instance of the progress of civilization amongst the aborigines, and one which cannot fail to be attended with, the best effects. Our Churches. — It will be seen from our advertising columns that tenders are now invited for the erection of the Church of England. Part of the timber is on the ground for the Presbyterian Church ; and it fe hoped that both places of worship will be ready for use by April next— certainly, at all* events before another winter sets in;
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Local Intelligence., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 4, Issue 166, 24 November 1860
Local Intelligence. Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 4, Issue 166, 24 November 1860
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