" Al) Tarawera," by our Hastings correspondent, will be found on the fourth page.
The business announcements of Mr D. N. Adams and Mr 11. P. Cohen are inserted to-day on our fourth page.
A man named ilackett was arrested yesterday on a charge of stealing a cage and three birds from the verandah of a house in Craven-street.
We are asked to remind members of the Naval Artillery of the necs-wHy for not making engagements for Monday evening next, &-s a full attendance (in drill order) is requested at the meeting to be held that night.
Here's a pretty go ! Somo good "Liberals" think that Mr Perceval, M. U.K.,' should be Ageul-ticneral, and now everybody will be wanting to kuow who Mr Perceval is.
Intending visitors to the Jockey Club's autumn meeting are likely to be interested in a notification in which Mr Ulassford, ot the Cafd, announces his willingness to supply lunch hampers to any part of the course.
Wo are requested to give publicity to the fact that the Government Insurance Department has paid over £700,000 in claims since it was founded, and that the claims paid during the last live years have averaged over £70,000 per annum.
Members of the Chamber of Commerce ought to make a point of being present ut tbo meeting this afternoon, as the business to be bronght forward— a consideration of the wharfage rates charged at the port— is of the utmost importance.
At the Theatre Royal to-night Dr, J. A. Fritz will lecture on " Phrenology, its proofs and unes," Admission is free. To-morrow afternoon he will lecture to ladies only, and to-morrow night to men only. The prices for admission to Satur day's lectures are advertised.
In our report of the proceedings in the recent sittings of the Superior Court of Bankruptcy in Napier, it was stated that an application had been made and granted for the dischargo ot J, M. Parker. This was an error, as no such application was made. Tlio only application in connection with that estate was made by Mr Cotterill, and was to the ell' cl that a late proof of debt should be adii'itted,
The second cun match between the Napier and United Cricket Clubs will bo played on Tuesday next, commencing nt 10.30 a.m. The fixture was originally made for to-morrow afternoon, but to allow the Napier v, County match to be completed the town clubs have agreed to play as above a full day's match. The United eleven will be olioson from the following:— Peacook.Hawke.Tregonning, Harden, Ludbrook, N. Kennedy, S. H. Kennedy, N. von Stnrmer, W, J, Hughes, J. G. Hughes, Dr. Menzics, Nicholls, M'Kay, C. H. Cato, and ltobison.
The Now Zealand Accident Insurance Company is steadily extending its business, and has paid over £80,000 in claims sinco it was founded in 187!). In tlio Hawko's Bay and Waikato districts ftlone there are about 1000 policies held, and Mr Wells, the representative of the company, is now here to effect renewals. The claims in Hawke's Jhy have amounted to one in every seven policies, and in the Waikato to one in five. Mr Wells is empowered tq make special terms to suit insurers, and }s not bound bj the table rates, so that the peculiar circumstances or risks of any individual can be provided against, and an insurance taken out which will provide compensation in case of injury or death.
Tho trial handicap of tho Wanderers' Hioycle Club will take place at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, the 17th inst., the course boing from the bottom of Carlyle-strcet to the Criterion Hotel. Two prizes will be given, a silver cup for the winner and a silver medal for the runner-up. Members are reminded that no acceptance fees are required, so that a large number of starters may bD relied on. The following are the handicaps :— Hendry, Bell, and Levi, scratch ; Simmonds, Cox, and Jones, 20yds ; Hume and Ashtou, 30yds ; Richards, King, and Turner, 40yds j Norm, 50yds j Teat and Paterson, 60yds; Kennedy and Strawbridge, 70yds ; Kuapp, §oyds; Hawke, 100 yds; Madipan,Hutchings, and Weber, 125 yd s; Winstby, 150 yds; IJempsey and Hannon, 175 yds. The Napier Sailing Club has ijxed the following dates for the three rapes for the captain's" trophy t-rTq-moirow (Saturday), at 3 o'clock ; Tuesday, lyth instat} t, at ) 1 o'clock : Saturday, 21st instant, at 3 o'clock. It has been decided to do away with (lie Ijuoy off the Watchman, that landmark itself to 'serve as route m&rk. Lost Saturday, it will 1)3 renumbered, the race fell through owing to tbo buoys havjng got adr|ft, but' prqvieion has been tnadp which \yill render it impossible for this to happen again, Tomorrow the Midge, from Wellington, will mako her first appearance here, and as we understand that she pin be takon as a very fair representative of the Wellington class of open boats, it will be interesting to eeo how slis stands with our boats. The club is certainly to bo congratulated on the number of boats that have turned up every Saturday, and on the interest that is being taken by all the members.
A case of till. robbing was yesterday heard before Mr Wardell, B.M. It appeared that the aooused, a middle-ngod n>an named John Evans, h»d been hanging about the Crown Hotel, Spit, and during the temporary absence of the barmao accused went to the till and stole the sum 'of 2s Id. fa response to the usual question* accused «»W ft 8 aupposed
he was guilty, but he did not teeollect anything of the all'air . owing to being under the inSuence of drink, Accused, looking round the Court, saw Mr Selby, and called upon him for a character. Mr Selby said lie had known accused for
about ten years. He was a " remittance man," and drank a great deal. Witness said he had known accused spend over £200 in one hotel in the district in a little over two months, and he had recently seen him in tho country "knocking down a big cheque" A previous conviction for ltuceuy was put in, and accused was seutenued to thrco months' hard labor.
We are requested to call atteution to liv fuct that under tho new railway titue-
table arrangements country residents as far south as Waipukurau will have an excellent opportunity of witnessing the "Mikado" and " lolanthe " next week. The train which leaves Waipnknran ab 4 38 p.m., and AVaipawa at 4.55, arrives in Napier at 7.35 p.m., or nearly half an hour before the overture of the opera commences n>. the Theatre Royal. Very
little time will therefore be lost, as the return train next morning reaches Waipawa at 9.55 a.m. Those who intend availing themselves of this opportunity of seeing two of Gilbert ami Sullivan's most favorite opera* admirably staged and mounted wonld do well to secure thpir seats without delay, as the best places on the box plan at Milner and Thomson's are almost certain to lie taken during tho
next day or two. Return railway tickets, available for two dayx, can also le procured irotn the department in this cose.
A meeting ot enthusiastic footballers interested in tho formation of a new club, was held at the Criterion Hotel last night, There was a large attendance, and the proceedings were marked by an amount of. "vim" which nugnred well for the organising of a strong playing team. It) was unanimously decided to form a club to be called "The Rivals' Football Club," and that tho nniform
should be white jersey with blue badge, and navy-blue knickerbockers. The followiui; officers were then elected :— Presideut, Mr G. H. Swan, M.H.It. ; vice-presidenU, Messrs P. S. M'Lean, A. J. Cotterill. and S. H. Uollau ; captain, H. H. Knight; deputy captain, C. H. Cato ; treasurer, G. D. M'Vay ; honorary secretary, A . Jarman ; delegate to Rugby Union, H. H. Knight ; committee, Iviely, Rowley, J. Jago, Gorman, and Cunningham. A quantity of routine bnsiness was transacted during the evening, and the proceedings terminated wi:h the customary compliment to the chair. A rather peculiar case was heard at the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, tho plaintiffs being Blythe and Co. and the defendant William Robertson. The amount of the claim was £58 2s 9d. Mr Cresswell appeared for plaintiffs, and Mr Humphries for defendant. The details of the claim were not involved. Defendant and his wife had a difference, and she decided to give n large order to the plain.tiffs for goods retailed by them., The plaintiffs, not knowing of the dispute, and after making inquiries from outside parties as to the husband's standing; supplied the goods. Subsequently defendant beard of the matter, aiid sought to compouud the liability. The offer was refused, and the action was the result. The case was heard before Mr Wardell, R.M., who after hearing tho evidence, and the argument brought forward by counsel, gave judgment for plaintiff for the amount, with costa and expenses amounting to £5 13s, it being understood that if certain goods were returned their value would be taken into account in the settlement. A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of £. C. Polkinghorne was held at the Court-house yesterday morning, Mr J. F. Jardine, Deputy Official Assignee, in tho chair. The debtor, who was present, but who appeared to be in a very weak state of health as the result of the accident which befel him a few weeks ago, was represented by Mr Rhodes. The debtor attributed his bankruptcy to losses in connection with a contract to cater for tho recent gathering of the Now Zealand Kille Association at Oruaranui, and to his accident. After somo discussion Mr Milne moved, and Mr Alexander seconded, a motion to the effect that the discharge from bankruptcy of the debtor be opposed until ho paid 10s in the £1. The dobtor said that all he had, including his tools and implements of trade, had been taken from him, consequently he could only work for wages, and could not pay what was demanded. The Assignee said that the motion would have no effect beyond being a recommendation to the Judge when the debtor came before him. The meeting adjourned sine die. At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr SVardell, R.M., a man named William Goulding was brought lip in custody charged with vagrancy, The police stated that Goulding, who was abont 00 years ot age, had uiflde himself quite a nuisance at Clive. He had dono no work for somo time, and was in the habit of sleeping in Farndon Park at uight, or in any other place that ho considered convenient and found handy. Mr Selby, who was in Court, said that defendant was a good workman, and could do all right if he kept away from tho drink. If his Worship would lot defendant off, he (Mr Selby) would see limb he was provided with employment, liis Worship said he had grave doubts as to whether he should adopt the suggestion, but he would let the oaso stand over fnr a week, liberating defendant on Mr Selby 1 * recoguiaance of £10. Defendant would have to report himself at the end of the week, and if it were then shown that he was working the case would be dismissed.
A largely - attended meeting of the Holiday Association was held iv the Criterion Hotel yesterday morning, when the following list of holidays was adopted : —New Yoar's Day, Caledonian sport 9 day, first day of the autumn meeting of the Jockey Club, first day of the Napier Pirk Hoeing Club's autumn meeting, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Queen's birthday, first day of Jockey Club's spring meeting, Agricultural and Pastoral Society's show day, first day of Napier Park Racing Club's spring meeting, Prince of Walew' birthday, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day, It was decided to forward the list to all tradespeople in the town. A new committee was elected, consisting of Messrs J. P. Thomson, Nesbitt, Ruddock, Collins, Hannah, J. C. Cooke, K. L. Williams, Fowler, T. Sldey, J. R. Crerar, Evans, and I. Wilson. Mr J. C. Fowler was re-elected chairman of the association. It will bo scon on reference to the Hat of holidays that Tuesday, the 17th inst., and Wednesday, tlio 24th inst., will bo observed as whole holidays.
Ex "Knlkoiira.'-A Hi-Re and boauliful Bolentlon of Plat* d Ware, specially suitable for wedding and birthday presents. Teapolfl, (Jruots, Buttons, Jama, Sugars, Creams, and nthor novelties. Forks, Spoons, Knives, Razors, and Household Requirements, Speolnl Caßh Values at James Hardy a.— Advt. SU
Dr. J. H. B. Jaryls, late House Surgeon at Iho liondon Hoaplta'- has oomitonced praotlco In Napier, and can be consulted dally at Mr Eooles' Pharmaoy, HastinKS-straer, from 19 to 1 morning, evening from 7 to 8, or by appotntment,-[ADVT. 163
The Large Dining Koom at The Cafe la now opon, and a aubatuntlal dinner may bo had (or le, or by ticket 9j per dozon. Luncheon, as usual, 1&.-O. Qlaaaford.-tADVT.) 15l
Hidlm? saddlcw, oolonlol uindo, with furol tnro oomploto, 30s oach for caah ; l'orlmanteaux, Gladstone and Brief Bags, and other Roods of whloh there la n great assortment, very cheap, at Jon* M'VAY 8 Hastingsatreot 1 , Napier,— f AdvtJ, 165
Sldey and B<\ln'a show ot Kloolrn-Platod Goods lnoludea artlolos of new and nr+Utlo pattern, and are being offered al xcepllonally ohaap prloos.— [Advtl 150