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4 – C.G. s.s. Stella, from Wellington-Passengers – Hon. J.D. Ormond, and Dr. Grace
5 – Rangitira, s.s., from Poverty Bay. Passengers – Messrs Tatham, Ferris, Brown, Macdonald, Harper, and Harrison
6 – Manaia, p.s., from Wairoa. Passengers – Dr. Scott, Messrs Witty, Boyd, and a few others.
7 – Jane Douglas, s.s., from Auckland via Gisborne. Passengers – Mrs. Massey and two children, Captain Bendall, Messrs Sladen, Goudy, Rearden, Best, Bowman, Ridings and 2 natives.
8 – Columbia, schooner, from Lyttleton.
10 – Go-Ahead, s.s., from Auckland via Gisborne. Passengers – Mr. and Mrs. Scrivener and 3 children, Mr. and Mrs. Spratt and child, Miss Berry, Messrs. Ross, Gray, Carroll, Batley and Akens.
10 – Southern Cross, s.s. from Auckland via Poverty Bay. Passengers – Mr. and Mrs. Seibner and three children, Mrs. and Miss Thordton, Mrs Tule and 2 children, Messrs. J Fryer, A Wardrop, Shearman, Weston, Mahoney, B. C. McKay, Carrington, Tutchen, A. Graham, M. C. Cropp, C. Dempsey, R. Thelwall, G. O. Turner, Sergeant Mills, A.C., the Lingard Troupe, and six in the steerage.
10 – Rangitira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Campbell, Mr and Mrs Maney, Mrs Brennan and two children, Messrs Thorpe, Barton, McLean, McKenzie, Mason, Upchurch and ten in the steerage.
11 – Minnie Hare, schooner. From Ngungururu.
4 – Rangitira,s.s., for Poverty Bay. Passengers – Mrs. and Miss Begg, Mrs. Turner, child and servant, Misses Davies, Murphy, and eight original from the south.
4 – Manaia, p.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs Witty, Campbell and others.
5 – Stella, C.G.S.S., for Wellington. Passengers – Dr. Grace, and Mr. Somerville.
6 – Rangitira, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Mrs Moss, Miss Williams, Messrs Hill, James, Wallace, Stephenson, Thomas, Penrose, King, Monaghan, Wheeler, Stewart, Rowan, Ferris, McDowall, Harrison, Williams, and 8 in the steerage.
6 – Helen Denny, barque for London. Passengers – Sisters Mary Magdalen, Mary Bernard, Mr. and Mrs. Groom and 4 children, Mrs Clemensen, Miss Brown, Messrs Lye, Battey and Dr. Scott.
9 – Maggie, brig, for Newcastle, N.S.W.
9 – Jane Douglas, s.s., for Gisborne, Tauranga and Auckland. Passengers -Mesdames Carr, Greenwood, and Arden, Miss Carr, Dr. Pollen, Messrs Greenwood, Best, Ward, and Boland.
10 – Manaia, p.a., for Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs Newbold (2), Boyd, and 2 others.
10 – Result, s.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs Foreman, Marten, Johnson, and Murray.
10 – Go-Ahead, s.s., for Poverty Bay and Auckland. Passengers – Messrs Wylie and Chrystall.
When the Fairy returned from Poverty Bay, she called at Portland Island and embarked Ross, who has been working at repairing the approaches to the site of the proposed lighthouse. From Ross we learn that the contractor for the building, with his men, have arrived, and most of the timber required has been placed on the Island.
The C.G.s., Stella, Captain Johnson, arrived in the roadstead on Thursday. She had a fine weather passage.
The shipping in Wellington paid more attention to ushering in the new year than was done here. The display of rockets and firing of cannon lasted till nearly daylight. The illuminations also were very good – the St. Leonard’s being the best. She had the yard arms manned and illuminated with blue lights. The sight was very pretty.
The s.s. Jane Douglas, Captain Fraser, arrived in the Bay on Sunday, at 10 30 a.m., from Poverty Bay and Auckland. She had head winds from the latter port to Poverty Bay, but fine weather thence to Napier. She has 155 bales of wool for the Lochnagar, two tons of apples, and one horse, as well as a fair complement of passengers, amongst whom we noticed Captain Bendall, late coasting pilot of the mail steamers.
The s.s. Rangitira, Captain Evans, arrived at Wellington on Sunday, at 5 p. m., having left Napier at 11.30 a.m on Saturday.
The barque Lochnargar is rapidly filling up. She will be followed probably by one of the New Zealand Shipping Company’s vessels.
The s.s. Rangitira, Captain Evans, returned from Poverty Bay on Saturday, early. She bought a few passengers. She left again at 11 a.m., with a full cargo of maize and wool, and a good number of passengers. Captain Evans reports having had fine weather and smooth sea up and down the coast.
The barque Helen Denny got under weigh at 11 o’clock on Saturday night, and having a good land breeze she soon got clear of the Bay. She left within a few days of her advertised time. The agents and the stevedores are to be congratulated upon the expedition used in loading her. We wish Captain Ruth and his passengers bon voyage. The following is the correct list of wool on board the Helen Denny: – Kinross and Co., 2026 bales; Watt Bros., 849; Stuart and Co., 54; Newton and Co., 21. Poverty Bay wool: – Graham and Co., 369 bales; Watt Bros., 30. Total, 3349 bales.
The steamer Result towed out the brig Maggie on Tuesday, when the latter started at once for Newcastle, for another cargo of coals.
The schooner Columbia is from Lyttelton, with a cargo of oats and flour.
The wool brought by the s.s. Jane Douglas has been put on board the Fairy, as the Lochnagar could not take it on board at once.
The s.s. Sir Donald has gone to Waihua for a load of wool for the Lochnagar.
The s.s. Fairy discharged the Jane Douglas’ cargo of wool on Wednesday.
The s.s. Go-Ahead arrived from Poverty Bay on Wednesday. She did not bring anything from Mahia as expected, the sea being too heavy to work the boat. On one attempt that was made the boat was nearly capsized.
The s.s. Jane Douglas left for Gisborne, Tauranga, and Auckland on Tuesday. She will call at Tauranga to land two passengers, and will probably take in a cargo of fat sheep from Tokomaru for Auckland. We are glad to see this useful little steamer wel patronised.
The s.s. Mania [Manaia] and s.s Result both left for Wairoa late on Tuesday or early on Wednesday. Neither of them had much cargo and about half a dozen passengers each.
The s.s. Southern Cross, arrived from Auckland and Poverty Bay at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday. She was brought alongside the outerwharf at 2.30 next morning. She had a large number of passengers, but not much cargo. The Cross before going to Auckland will proceed to Mahia for a load of dumped wool for the Lochnagar.
The s.s. Rangitira, Captain Evans, anchored in the Bay at 10 o’clock on Wednesday. She reports having passed the Hinemoa off Cape Turnagain.
The s.s. Kiwi is on her way to Napier from Wellington via the Coast.
The schooner Minnie Hare has another cargo of piles for the Harbor [Harbour] Works and consigned to Mr. D. Ross.
McLEAN, – At his residence, Napier, on the 5th January, Sir Donald McLean, K.C.M.G., in the 56th year of his age.
Napier, December 30th, 1876.
I JOHN DAVIES ORMOND, hereby notify that the names of the Board of Wardens, and Chairman elected under the provisions of the Highways Act, 1871, of the Norsewood Highways District are as under: –
Chairman: Boor Eric Friberg
Wardens: Carl Schmidt
Hans Peder Pedersen
Boor Eric Friberg
Napier, December 26th, 1876.
By virtue of powers vested in me I do hereby notify that the names of the Board of Wardens and Chairman, elected under the provisions of the Highways Acts, 1871, of the Petane Highways District, are as under:-
Chairman: Henderson James Twigg
Wardens: Hutton Troutbeck
Henderson James Twigg
Office of Waste Lands Board.
Napier, 8th December, 1876.
TO HUGH McCORMICK, formerly of the 65th Regiment or his representatives.
You are hereby required, within six months of this date, to prove to the satisfaction of the Waste Lands Board that you have complied with the conditions required to entitle you to 60 acres of land in the Wakarara District, selected under a Military Settlers Land Order, and if you fail to prove your claim within the specified time, your title to the land with be forfeited and the land be dealt with as the Board may direct.
Napier, January 8th, 1876.
BY virtue of powers vested in me I do hereby notify that the names of the Board of Wardens and Chairman, elected under the provisions of the Highways Act, 1871, of the Oero Highway District, are as under: –
Chairman: John Buchanan
Wardens: James Nelson Williams
Frederick John Tiffen
Office of Waste Lands Board.
Napier December 8, 1876.
Notice is hereby given that all land which, previous to this date, had been submitted for sale by Auction and not sold, excepting such as may have been reserved or withdrawn from sale, shall, after the expiration of 30 days from this date, that is on or after the 9th January, 1877, be open for sale at the present upset price.
The Shop and Premises lately occupied by Edwin Carter, Clyde, Wairoa.
The above offers a rare opportunity for the person to combine the wholesale with the retail department. General business. Rent moderate.
KINROSS & CO.
Or to E. CARTER,
MR. R. H. HUNTLEY.
WILL open a Private Mixed School at the Meanee Township, on MONDAY, the 15th instant, at 9 a.m.
There will also be an Evening Class for young men on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS add [and] FRIDAYS, from 7 to 9 o’clock. January 11, 1877.
TO ARCHITECTS REQUIRING PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE.
DESIGNS prepared from rough sketches. Plans colored or etched in first style.
Architect and Building Surveyor, Waipukurau.
SADDLER & HARNESSMAKER,
The Cheapest House in the Trade.
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PRATT’S TONIC WORM POWDERS – A safe and effective remedy.
PRATT’S STOMACHIC POWDERS – For Children aperient and alterative.
QUININE AND IRON WINE – An agreeable and invigorating tonic.
HEPATIC ELIXIR AND PILLS – Composed of Dandelion, Camomile and Hops, the best remedy for torpid or sluggish liver, indigestion, &c.
TASTELESS, PEARL-COATED ANTIBILLIOUS PILLS.
DR LOCOCK’S LOTION – For strengthening the hair and promoting its growth.
AROMATIC TINCTURE OF MYRRH AND BORAX – An excellent wash for the teeth and gums.
PRATT’S LINCTUS – For coughs, colds, &c.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS,
We have received two letters, signed “One of the Public” and “Quixotic,” both of which are illegible. Correspondents should remember that it is much easier to put letters in the waste paper basket than to spend half an hour in an attempt to decipher what may be after all of no public interest whatever.
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HAWKE’S BAY ADVERTISER.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1877.
Death of Sir Donald McLean.
Sir DONALD McLEAN breathed his last on Friday afternoon. Though for some days past his life was by many despaired of,
the natural strength of his constitution was such as at times, during his illness, to give hopes that he would be spared for many a year to this colony to which he has so long and faithfully served. On Sunday evening last a painful report was current respecting the state of his health, but on Monday a better account was received, from which it was trusted that the severe attack of the previous day had been entirely overcome. Sir Donald’s varying health then till Wednesday night alternately raised the hopes, or inspired the fears of his friends, but on Friday morning it was evident that he could not survive many hours, and at half-past two o’clock in the afternoon his spirit passed away. His death was painless. And so has gone from amongst us one who was beloved by all who had the privilege of his personal friendship; one who was esteemed by every colonist in New Zealand; whose name was as familiar to all as a household word. No one of the public men connected with the early history of this country has rendered more distinguished services than Sir Donald McLean, and to none are the settlers of this North Island more indebted for the peace that now reigns between the two races, through the indomitable courage with which the deceased statesmen persevered in carrying out the policy he inaugurated. He lived to see that policy crowned with success, and honored by his Sovereign. His name will live forever; and, perhaps never more freshly than when, in future generations, the European and Maori races, shall have become blended in one common nationality.
Thirty-three years ago, Mr. Donald McLean, then a young man of twenty-three years of age, first received a public appointment at the hands of Governor Fitzroy. With scarcely an intermission he has worked, from that time till the day of his death, earnestly and zealously for the cause that was ever nearest to his heart, – the good of the Maori race. His first appointment was designated “Protector of the Aborigines,” which, though abolished by Sir George Grey, in 1845, was a title which none could deny him through his whole career. From 1845 to 1850, Mr. McLean occupied the post of “Inspector of Police,” his duties, however, being of much the same character as those which devolved upon him in his previous capacity. After rendering important services in connection with the settlement of disputes arising from native land purchases, and in the acquisition of valuable blocks of land for the Government,
Mr. McLean in 1850 received the appointment of Chief Native Land Purchase Commissioner; and soon afterwards the title of Native Secretary. In 1863, on the retirement of Captain Carter, he was elected Superintendent of Hawke’s Bay; and from 1866 till last session he represented Napier in the General Assembly. On the resignation of the Stafford Government, and at a time when the native war threatened the annihilation of the North Island settlements, the Fox-Vogel Ministry obtained the direction of public affairs, and Mr. Mclean, joined that Administration as Native and Colonial Defence Minister, and Mr Ormond succeeded him as Superintendent