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Trial of Dr. McLeod.

Sydney, April 28. The trial of Dr M'Leod, who was arrested in Napier on a charge of bigamy, and who at one time practised, at Woollahra, and was also connected with the Presbyterian Church, was concluded today;:- MaryE. Cameron, the woman .whom he parried in „ America, whilst his first ■wife was afcill living, gave further evidence. She f denied the aspersions on her character lnadie -by M'Leod, and made further charges .against the prisoner of deceiving andiU-using her whilst conducting services at "tite^cihtfrch where .she. attended. Accuse^; reserved his defence, and was com-' mitteci ior trial, " . ." .

Xtfiter- in the. day M'Leod was charged with having in' February ,. 1887, criminally asa^ulted-Ma^y\Ann Wilson, at that time residfrig with him as a' domestic servant at Wotllahra. Wilson, on being placed in the box, stated that she could not remember particulars, and did not wish to proceed- with the case. She, however, was swornj and then stated that the information produced, and upon ■which a warrant for the arrest; of Dr. M'Leod. was issued, was tjrue. She refused to give further particulars of the case, and as she repeated her wish not to proceed, the case was abandoned, and accused was discharged. . During the first seven days of May 44 cases of la grippe were reported in Napier. The steamer Tekapo, which left Wellington for Sydney oh Thursday, took 320 passengers. 'One of the Little Lord Fauntleroys, Miss Olive Berkley, is suffering from " la grippe," and is unable to appear at present itt Christchurch. . -; The Marlborough wool and grain , trade is increasing. Already three vessels have sailed for London from Picton direct, and ribwa fourth is required. Mr. G. M. Bell, chairman of the Gore Farmers' Club, says that seventy thousand frozen' sheep will be sent away from the Bluff during i'B9o. The Greytowii people are making preparations for their Arbor Day, i.e., the planning of trees by the children in the public streets. , -The Wairarapa Salvationists have atlopt'ed. 'jk hew unif onto of isßßrßedouin type. The females wear dark skirtß and white cowls. The effect is very attractive. - Miss Beatrice Gibson, M.A., of Christchurch, has been appointed Lady Principal r of the. Nelson Girls' College. Mr G. Jickell, C.E., of Auckland, has been appointed City Surveyor and Gasworks Manager at Nelson. , r The driver of a train through tlie Lyttelrtbh tunnel got a scare on Sunday. He noticed, that the engine crunched over something suggestively like a human body. Upon investigation a dead body was found, not of. a human being as at first supposed, but a Russian terrier dog. ' Messrs Roberts and Joubertare in Wei-. \ iington just now. Part of their business is to endeavor to dispose of a portion of the Exhibition buildings to the Railway Commissioners for grain sheds or similar purposes. It is stated that some sections of the building have been -purchased for Tasmania. " . ■ ' .

An objection' to a committeenian taking his seat oh a School Committee atPaloierston North, was made' By a, chairman, who held that, the conihiifteeman referred to had committed a n act of bankruptcy, because/nearly twelve months ago he had catted his creditors together and obtained time to liquidate his liabilities, nearly all of which have beeiKcleared off. The objection occasioned some surprise, and the cpmmitteemau objected to; intends to conteat the chairman's ..opinion. • . Mr Justice .Richmond, giving a decision on aii application for discharge from bankruptcy by a commercial traveller, said it w'Ss a case in which, if he could, he would; grant the bankrupt protection against imprisonment, but not a discharge from his debts, putting him under an obligation to pay some reasonable monthly sum. .towards, the discharge oi the debts.- He was sorry to say that the Act was not flexible enough to. allow of that being done. In England this debto?, hqt being a trader, would not come within. the bankruptcy law ; bub our law did extend to cases of this kind, and he thought.it was very much abused. No doubt it had a demoralising effect when a man owing moiiey to a few grocers and butchers could shake off his liabilities for eVer by paying five guineas and coming to the Court. But so the law stood. The present case was by no means a bad one, out of course if the bankrupt was an honorable matt the granting of an order would not prevent him settling with those to Whom, he was indebted. The order was granted. .A Melbourne correspondent writes : — The newspapers are jubilant over the price atl which the new Victorian loan has been floated in the London market, which is proof that the terms are better than were expected. But the adverse criticisms ■which have been made by the London financial Press should convey a caution, even to Mr . Gillies and a thoughtless Parliament. Piling up debt at the rate of !a million and. a half a year, even when fcfie money is expended upon reproductive Workai, ; is quite sufficient for a commuuity, no matter how prosperous they may be, of: a million souls. But, when the pace is accelerated as it is this year— or rather !ast?year, for I suspect. it, will turn out that a big lump of 'money has been . expended, in advance-rfrom one million and a lialf to five millions and a half, even reckless people must feel uneasy and begin ' to ; look grave. It is like setting a stjone, roiling down hill. At first it rolls gently, and it is possible to keep it under control. But'xinle is some sort of break is applied, and its progress is governed at will, the speed increases, and we know how it rolls to the bottom. It is thus with, us. Each million meaiis an increased yearly interest to be paid, and i: we f x ßuddenly^vinp r ea s e that amount by an Kimwise .application of the multiplication table iwe shall accumulate trouble that we shall have to sup with a pewter ladle : jnlstead of an elegant silver spoon. '

, ft is ejected 'hat 1,1,000,000 will be subscribed to wares the Midland Railway, '• W.A., within a month, , The Queen's Birthday this month falls on Saturday , and it is suggested in most; towns that the holiday should be on Monday. ■ The island of Motuihi, near Auckland, is to be the new stock quarantine station at a cost of L 157. , A sportsman in Waikato fired at a hare and accidentally killed his dog, which had cost him L 25. Victorian Mining Department compelled to suspend boring operations with the diamond drill, as the L 7030 vote is exhaus- I ted. At the Chameleon spring, Rotorua, a j geyser 30ft high has sprung into activity and assumes a variety of colors. Ll2O has been collected to supplement the Jubilee surplus, which is to be devoted to a school for the blind in Auckland. A' youth named Boyne was found lying senseless on the Panmure road,Auekland, suffering from concussion of the brain. It is believed that he was thrown from his horsel The Wagga farmers are jubilant. The farmers' co-operative mill, one of the finest in Australia, is just completed, and hundreds of tons of wheat. are stacked ready to be ground. An Auckland clergyman reminded the parishioners of St. Mary's that the first duty of a minister's wife was to her husband and her household, and that she was by no means a public character. The Napier Park Racing Club have decided on holding a winter meeting on the 25th of June, when L 465 will be given in added money. The principal event of the meeting is the ISTapier Steeplechase, to which 175sovs are allotted. Major Dane, of the United States Army, who will be remembered as having visited New Zealand a year or so ago, has arranged to deliver seventy-five lectures throughout the United. Kingdom, his subject being the Australasian Colonies. ; In the rehearing in the Dunedin R.M. Court of the case brought by Hitch well for the alleged poisoning from drinking ginger ale, the magistrate reversed his former decision, and found for defendant without costs.

A shameful case is reported from the Rangitikei district. A man took a contract at a hemp mill to produce fibre at per ton. A few days ago he went to Wellington and drew L3OO, and is supposed to have cleared out thence for Australia, leaving tradesmen and workmen unpaid.

A branch of the Early Closing Association existing in the South has been formed at Auckland. Fifty-one drapery and clothing firms have expressed their willingness to give their employees a holiday on each Saturday afternoon. The returned "settlers " from the Kermadecs are petitioning Parliament for compensation on the ground of loss through being induced, by Government representation us- to the nature of the.se islands, to go and settle there. One settler estimates his loss at LSOO.

There are great complaints of want of railway trucks at Lyttelton. Whenever more than two or three steamers are to be loaded there is a block. Twelve steamers were in harbor on Monday, but they were unable to work overtime, in consequence of the inability of the railway authorities to find waggons to receive their cargoes. At Tauranga two lads were being blown out of the harbor in a boat in which they had been duck shooting, when the harbormaster's boat went to their assistance, and towed them home. They were much exhausted with their struggles against the gale.

Remarkably quiet; times are reported from Newcastle, New South Wales. A shipmaster who htis loaded there for years paab states thab for the last ton years he has not seen the shipping business there so nearly at a standstill as at present. Newspapers and books are not the only things stolen from the Auckland Free Library. Tumblers disappeared and the Committee placed iron mugs with chains. All these have now been pilfered, and the filter taps have even been stolen. Truly a " free " library for the thieves. A little girl named Eva Hollis, aged 10 years, left her home at Kerokipo (Napier) on Thursday for school, and while on her way near Redcliffe. was walking alongside a dray drawn by two horses and heavily aden. Her heel caught in the wheel and Ishe was thrown down, the dray going over both her legs. The cause of the damage to the s.s. Maori, says a southern paper,.' was the breaking of the bolts to which the spare propeller was lashed in the 'tween decks. Her detention at Port Chalmers will be about a fortnight, and the cost of the repairs about LI3OO to LI 400.

A most original rat-trap is reported at Blenheim. A stupid rat got fooling with some oysters, when one of the bivalves opened its shell, and, the tail of the rat getting inside, the shell closed, and the foolish rat; was caught. A patent has not yet. been taKen out for the idea. The Government have had great difficulty in dealing with the natives for land in the King Country. Their offers of 3s 6d per acre have been scouted by the natives, and the land purchasers have been authorised to raise the price to ss. These offers have been not for the inferior, but for the best tracts, mestly limestone country. The St. Maur Company opened at Auckland on Wednesday night to big business, "Jim the Penman" being magnificently staged. A high price we:* paid for the run of the furniture shops during the season, and in one scene alone the stage fixings are valued at L2OO. The s.s. Wdrarapa shipped at tho Bluff L4O worth of fish, mostly trout, and she is collecting frozen fish all the way along the const, taking to Sydney 20 tons in all. There are at present 400 cases in the freezing chambers at Auckland. At the present rate of the trade an expenditure of L6OOO a year is made in the colony by the Sydney company. The following is the list of bishops consecrated in New Zealand up to the present time : — Bishop of Wainpu (Williams), at Wellington, 1859 ; Bishop of Melanesia (Patteson), at Auckland, 1861 ; Bishop of Wellington (Hadfield), at Wellington, 1870 y Bishop of Dunedin (Nevill), at Dunedin, 1871 ; Bishop of Melanesia (Selwyn), at Nelson, 1877 ; Bishop of Waiapu (Stuart), at Napier, 1877 ; Bishop of Ohristchurch (Julius), at Christchurch, 1890. In the weights for the two principal events of the Sydney Turf Club's meeting for tho Birthday Cup (one mile and three furlongs) Sir William is top weight with 9st ; Hilda comes next with B*ll. Antelope has been awarded 7 9 and Cynical 69. For the Royal Stakes (six furlongs), Sir William is also top weight with 95. The Auckland representatives have the following weights :— Antelope Bst ; Tek•sum 7.8 ; Cynical 7 2. A curious irreglarity in a school committee election was reported to the Canterbury Board of Education. Six householders of Hinds complained thab seven members of the retiring committee shut themselves in the school-room at the hour appointed for the public meeting of householders, and elected themselves, keeping other persons out of the room till after 7 o' clock, when they admitted them and announced the result. The Board declared the election invalid. It is reported that the surveys will be sufficiently advanced to enable 219,920 acres of land to be offered for sale before the 30th of Juno next, namely, 53,000 acres in Auckland, 20,500 in Taranaki, 32,800 in Hawke's Bay, 50,900 in Wellington, 137,910 in Marlborough, 5390 in Ne son, ICOO in Westland, and 18,420 in Oirjo. This estimate is independent of the Canterbury returns, which have not yet come in.

Presbyterian Church services to-morrow.— St. Andrew's, Cobden street, morning 11, Mr Warren ; evening, 7, Bey. W. J. Williams ; Matawhero, 2.30, Mr Warren.— Advt.

Should the Tarawera arrive in time tomorrow (Sunday) . Ivir Corrie Johnson will give an address to Christians at 3 p.m., and preach the Gospel at 8 p.m., City Rink. Ad

Strangers visiting Gisborne and desiring to know the best establishment in which to purchase Watches, Clocks or Jewellery will please note that S.McLernon offers special adyantages. He imports direct and buys for cash from the leading manufacturers, consequently he claims to be in the best possible position to serve the public well. One month's trial given with each Watchr epaired by him. If not satisfactory, money rafcurned. — Advt.

Dirt, smoke, and soot are things of the past if you use coke for your fires. Try and see for yourselves. — Advt.

This-day ! This-day ! At Hennessy's you can get — Ladies' Norwegian !Felt Slippers, Is Gd per pair ; Men's Strong Leather Elastic Sides (toe and heel plates), 9s lid ; Ladies' Strong Leather Lace (leather lined), 8s 6d ; Ladies' Glace Kid Elastic Sides (patent toe cap), 6s 6d ; Gents' Light Sewn Balmorals, 10s 9d ; Ladies' Evening Shea, over fifty varieties to choose from. — Adv.

Holloway^s Ointment and Pills. — Coughs, Influenza. — The soothing properties of these medicaments render them well worthy of trial in all diseases of the respiratory organs. !In common colds and influenza the Pills, taken internally, and the Ointment rubbed over the chest and throat, are exceedingly efficacious. When influenza is epidemic, this treatment is the easiest, safest, and surest. Holloway's Pills purify the bloed, remove all obstacles to its free circulation through the lungs, relieve the engorged air tubes, and rendur respiration free, without reducing the strength, irritating the nerves, or depressing the spirits ; such are the ready means of escaping from suffering when afflicted witli colds, coughs, bronchitis, and other chest complaints, by which the health of so many is seriously and permanently injured in most countries.

3i.£s£;% $4tittcrti hjta pitfoiiciaed the two* Gatling (by Nordenfeldfc - gl»efe)lotMso) fruiu Mr O'Brien for 2000 JSg^ieiis;; -■-■[Gutlinsrwaß purchased as & Sfp&rUng by Mx O'Bviou, at Sylvia Park, :!tofcß6ogutasti . lows dating burgta nttamnted to rob : $he 'Melnuiivfio drawn iitw mm tm the , ,|§feU One vi thorn wtvs gabbed by the maassnger, who wns wounded fin tho head wifch iv obimk of blue metal, V : -The . young English spark who raoes Sunder the name of "Mr Abington " is {perhaps not such a fool as Plunger ~- ESenzon, but i.b is stated that his short rao- / Ing: career h.is cost him over L 500,000. -■•• Truly these sire the days of big things. . The surplus stock of Mr Win, Boag's Burnside Clydesdale stud was sold by auction at Dunedin. Fifty-six draughts were offered and sold, also five trotting _ —horses. The top price was 80 guineas foi a draught entire colfc by Pride of Scotland. The total proceeds were 1539 guineas. The Melbourne Herald reports thai . Andrew Davidson, an elderly man, a tailoi . by trade, who had just landed from the Tekapo, from New Zealand, was robbed „ in Lonsdale street in broad daylight. Davidson, who was making his way tc visit a sister at Hotham, enquired his way of a young man named* John Ryan, whc volunteered to guide him. He led Davidson up : and down several streets until the latter became suspicious and declined to proceed further. Ryan then demanded 1c for, a drink, and on this request being declined, caught Davidson round the neck, pulled him over backwards, and, snatching his watch and chain, made off. He was subsequently arrested and sentenced tc f our moni hs' i mprisoument. I have seenf many things and served - many functions in my time, says Mr Vincent Pyke, but I declare that parliamentary work is the hardest work, l ever did in my life. What with selecc committees and parliamentary sittings it is difficult to obtain a mouthful of fresh air from ten in the morning to any hour you please at night or next morning. That is during the session ; aud a member's work does not end there, for during the recess he is continuously at work for his constituents. Letters and telegrams cost me a large sum every year, but, I only mention this to show the time occupied in obtaining the information neees- : sary to answer correspondents, which really takes up a very large proportion of f: each day. So you see it is " not all beer ;and skittles" with a parliamentary repre- - fseiitative ; and I think more allowance should be made for the shortcomings of some of vs — myself included — who are trying to do our best for. our_ country and our people. Then, again, we are banished from our homes and hearths for three, four, or sometimes six months in the year by reason of the geographical difficulties of New Zealand. In the Australian colonies members can go home .every night if they please ; but not sc here. We are severed by sea and land from our homes, and abandoned to the tender mercies of landladies and hotelkeepers for a large space of each year. A premium on progeny is the latest measure which the Quebec Legislature has introduced. The measure, which has now ' become law, provides a bounty of a hundred acres to the head of a family of twelve living legitimate children. The idea of the measure is to increase immigration. It can scarcely be to promote matrimony among the eligible youth of the country, as the qualification, in such a case, would be somewhat remote. It appears thai . families of twelve and upwards are not by any means uncommon in Quebec, and thai quite a number of families have availed themselves of the provisions of the Act, . curiously enough the first to do so being ■ the Speaker of the Legislature, who if himself the father of twelve children. Tht Act would be liable to abuse, if a littlt careful inter-domestic federation were in- >, .dulged in. Some unscrupulous speculator might buy up a stock of spare children and, appointing himself paterfamilias pn , tern., sail for Quebec. "It is a wise V „c hild," says an old adage, "that knows it! own father," but it would be a still wisei legislature that could distinguish betweei the real and the spurious article. ■ jThe Napier Telegraph says: — A pro iposal to establish a fortnightly Maor: newspaper has been very favorably re^ - ceived by both the natives and Europeans, and though in many if not all the pahs ir this district the Napier papers circulate, an English paper cannot fulfill all the requirements of fche Maori reader. The first Maori paper that was published in Hawke's Bay was " Te Waka Maori," a small sheet that had an intermittent issue, and was purely under the influence of the late Sir Donald McLean, the Native Minister. The pubiication of that paper was subsequently removed to "Wellington, and was the Maori Gazette and Government organ, Mr J. Grrindell being the editor. It was supported in a great; . measure by Parliamentary grant, and when that ceased the paper died. It was afterwards resuscitated by a company and published at Gisborne, Mr Grindell still -following its fortunes. It was then removed to Napier, and converted into , a political journal, but the length of credit demanded by the native subscribers brought it once more to grief. The "Wananga" was started through the auspices of the Hon. Mr H. R. Russell, Mr John White being the editor, and the lato Mr John Sheehan inspirer "* and chief controller. That paper also died. The journal now profiosed to be started will be established under better commercial auspices than its two prede- . cessors, and if the amount of support promised it is any augury of future success, the infant should be born strong and sturdy, and grow to a ripe old age. Mr J. Grindell is to be the editr-r, and no one more capable of taking the position could be found.

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Trial of Dr. McLeod., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5765, 10 May 1890

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Trial of Dr. McLeod. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5765, 10 May 1890

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