8 THE WEEKLY MERCURY
26 – Sir Donald, s.s., from the Coast
26 – Rangatira,s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Mesdames Begg, Levi, Wordsworth, Neill, Neale, James, and Richard, Misses Begg, Coleman, Bargrove (2), Windsor, Valentine, and Browne, Messrs Levi, Wordsworth, Richard, James, Hyde, Walsh, Collins, Williams, Villers, Robertson, Stuart, and 9 immigrants, ex Himalaya
27 – Orpheus, schooner, from Mercury Bay
27 – Hinemoa, schooner, from Hokianga
28 – Schiehallion, barque from London, via Lyttleton
29 – Fiery Cross, schooner, from Hokianga
29 – Kiwi, s.s. from Wellington via the Coast
29 – Hinemoa ,C.G.S.S., from Wellington. Passengers – Mr G.S. Cooper and Miss Cooper
30 – Fairy, s.s., from Wairoa. Passengers – Mrs White, Misses Carroll (2), Messrs. Locke, Fox, Carroll, and Finlayson
30 – Manaia, p.s., from Wairoa Passengers – Messrs. Steel and Cable, Miss and Master Ormond, Messrs. Robinson and Duff. From Arapawanui – Mr and Mrs Dinwiddie, and Mrs McKinnon, and several natives in the steerage.
30 – Go-Ahead, s.s., from Auckland via Poverty Bay. Passengers from Auckland – Messrs. Williams, Selbin, Robertson, Waterworth, Church, Panyen, Brothers, McLean, Thompson, Henderson, Mr and Mrs Plimmer. From Gisborne – Messrs. C. Phillips, Margoliouth, Smith, Caulton, McKenzie, Mr and Mrs Cross and child, Messrs. Tobias Koria, Halles, Te Runa, Maiti, Te Kuri, Kanu, Matthews, and Misses Maria and Seta steerage.
30 – Hinemoa, C.G.S.S., from Poverty Bay.
31 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Mr. Clayton and son, Mr Christisson, Misses McKenzie, Beale, Derwent, Messrs. Scoble, Rose, (2), Cotter, Simpson, Mr and Mrs Manoy, Messrs. McPherson, Peacock, Miss Moss, Mrs May, Mrs Brown, Misses Smith, Kennedy, Hitchings, Caldwell, Harris, Mr and Mrs W. H. Spiller, Mr Starick, Choukiczee, Chinese Giant, and attendant.
25 – Lochnagar, barque, for London
26 – Sir Donald, s.s., for the Coast
26 – Waiwera, schooner, for Mercury Bay
27 – Maggie Paterson, schooner, for Wellington
27 – Rangatira, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Mesdames McDougall and 4 children, Williams and 2 children, Hallett, and Turner. Misses Miller, Rutherford, Sunderland, and Murray, Hon. R. Stokes, M.L.C., Messrs. McLennan, Davis, Evans, Grant, Sullivan, and 5 in the steerage.
27 – Fairy, s.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Carroll, Richardson, Locke, Thomson, and 4 in the steerage
29 – Hinemoa, C.G.S.S., for Poverty Bay
30 – Kiwi, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers Mrs Wells and Mr Pledger.
31 – Go-Ahead, s.s., for Poverty Bay and Auckland. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Hilditch, Mr Gannon, and 2 natives.
31 – Orpheus, schooner, for Mercury Bay.
The barque Lochnagar, the third wool ship this season, got underweigh on Thursday evening. The Pilot left her off the Bluff, at 6 p.m., and with the wind she had was soon out of sight. We gave a list of her cargo; there were no passengers. We wish Captain Kelly a pleasant and quick trip to the old country.
The s.s. Rangatira, Captain Evans, arrived in the Bay on Friday, after a 25 hours’ run, a better one than she has made for some time past.
The schooner Orpheus has a cargo of sawn timber on board from Mercury Bay.
The barque Schiehallion, Captain Levack, beat up the Bay early Sunday morning, and came to an anchor about 10.30 a.m. She was made fast to the buoy on Monday. She has some original English cargo on board, on discharge of which she will commence to load for Home, and as there is more wool, &c., on the Spit than will fill her, she will have quick despatch.
The schooners Hinemoa and Fiery Cross are both from Hokianga, with piles for the harbor works.
The s.s. Fairy left for Wairoa on Saturday night, with general cargo and a few passengers.
The s.s. Rangatira, Captain Evans, left at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday, with a full cargo of wool and two horses. She also had a large number of passengers. She arrived at Wellington at 3.30 a.m. on Monday.
The s.s. Star of the South, Captain Carey, returned to Auckland on Saturday last from the Fijis, her charter for the interprovincial trade among those Islands having expired.
The s.s Kiwi left Wellington at 7 p.m. on Saturday. She rounded and anchored under Cape Kidnappers at 9.30 a.m. on Monday; she however, did not lay there long, as she weighed and made for port, arriving at 11.30. Probably the strong winds prevented her shipping on the Coast, and so came on as above.
With customary punctuality the English mail arrived on Sunday (due date ) in Auckland, the bearer being the City of New York.
The C.G.S.S. Hinemoa, Captain Fairchild, left Wellington at midnight on Sunday, and arrived here in 19 hours. Captain Fairchild just called to land Mr G.S. Cooper, and he immediately resumed his voyage to Poverty Bay.
The s.s. Fairy, Captain Campbell, returned from Wairoa on Tuesday early. She has as cargo a quantity of wool and fruit. Whilst in the river the Fairy struck a snag, and snapped two blades off her propeller. When the Fairy left the Manaia was up at Turiroa on an excursion trip.
The p.s. Manaia arrived on Tuesday afternoon from Wairoa, with a cargo of wool and several passengers.
The s.s. Kiwi, Captain Campbell, left on Tuesday at 5p.m. for Wellington. Just before leaving a telegram was received stating that the ketch Otaki was on shore at White Rock station, just this side of Cape Palliser, so the Kiwi will call on her way down and if possible get her off. This is the same ketch that was picked up by one of the mail steamers a few months ago, and towed into Wellington.
The s.s. Go-Ahead, Captain McGillivray, arrived on Tuesday, leaving Auckland on Friday, the 30th, at 5 p.m.; called at the Tamaki, and took on board 400 sheep and 60 rams, and sailed again at 8 p.m.; had light westerly winds up until passing White Island, from thence, until rounding the East Cape, fresh westerly winds and thick rainy weather; from East Cape fresh S.S.W. winds until arrival at Gisborne at noon on Sunday; crossed the bar at 4.30 p.m. and landed the sheep in fine order; left Gisborne on Monday at 5.30 p.m. with strong winds; when off Portland Island at 10.50p.m., found the sea heavy and ran back to Happy Jack’s, and took shelter for the night.
The first load of the Schiehallion’s cargo has come ashore, and is being landed in first class condition. There is a large quantity of wool awaiting shipment by her, and the Jane Douglas is expected from Poverty Bay with 200 bales, which she will put straight on board of her.
The C.G.S.S. Hinemoa, Captain Fairchild, arrived in the Bay at 11.30 on Wednesday. On her way from Poverty Bay she called at Portland Island.
The s.s. Rangatira Captain Evans, arrived in the roadstead on Wednesday, at 5.30 p.m., having left Wellington at 5.15 p.m. on the previous evening.
The schooner Orpheus, for Mercury Bay, sailed on Wednesday. On arrival there, she will load another cargo of timber for this port.
The s.s. Go-Ahead, Captain McGillivray, steamed for Gisborne and Auckland on Wednesday afternoon.
We learn that the schooner Acadia left Auckland for Napier, via Mercury Bay on Wednesday. She will load timber for Mercury Bay for this port.
From letters received from Dunedin we learn that the new steamer Wanaka, owned by the Union Company, will shortly be placed on the trade from Dunedin to Auckland via the East Coast, calling at Napier, and will make fortnightly trips. The Wanaka is under the command of Captain Malcolm, formerly of the Stormbird. The Wanaka is (says a Southern contemporary) not a beauty to look at, but is comfortably fitted up for passengers. She is of 277 tons register. She is Glasgow built, her engines are by Messrs. Wingate and Son, of 120 h.p. nominal but capable of being worked up to nearly 700 h.p., and she can steam ten knots easily, and on a pinch eleven knots. Her smoking room in the after deck house is large and comfortable, and the saloon is well fitted and roomy, containing accommodation for 48 gentlemen, whilst the ladies’ cabin seems light and well ventilated. The salle a manger extends the whole beam of the vessel. The Wanaka does not strike one as such a well fitted steamer as the Hawea, Taupo, and others, but is very comfortable, and we hear a splendid sea boat. Mr Scott, who was formerly on the Ladybird, is her purser.
The Sydney Morning Herald, January 8th writes thus of the Wolverine: – H.M.S. Wolverine, which arrived on Friday last, as relieving ship to the Pearl, was built in 1863 and is a sister ship to the Orpheus, which was lost on the Manukau bar. This is her fourth commission, her present having taken place in August 1867. Her appearance is most sightly, and she can attain great speed under canvas alone, having on this her outward trip made many day’s runs at an average of fourteen knots. Under steam, with full pressure, she can accomplish 11½knots per hour, but with ordinary pressure she carries eighteen days consumption of fuel, which will produce a speed of nine knots. She left Plymouth on the 29th of August, and Madeira, on the 16th September calling at Tristan da Acunha on 30th October; supplies were landed, and all the inhabitants were found well in health. On the 10th November the Cape of Good Hope was made; from thence she took her departure on the 18th, and made for the Crozets, which were reached on the 30th; the vessel steamed round the group, and a portion of the officers landed on Possession Island, but fortunately, no sign of wreckage was discovered. The Wolverine has on board a Gatling gun, for ship or field service. It has ten barrels, and discharges 250 shots in 50 secs., and is effective at 1000 yards. She has also a torpedo room, with all the necessary appliances, in short, H.M.S. Wolverine is replete with all the modern improvements, either for attack or defence.
Mr W.K .McLean reports a good attendance at his weekly sale at the Repository, on Saturday, January 27. – Horses were dull of sale; 15 entered ; out of which 7, consisting of light hacks, passed the hammer, at prices ranging from £4 5s to £8 12s each. Onions, 3d per lb; 6 boxes tea, 22s 6d to 24s; cheese, 5d to 9d per lb; pigs, small store, 9s to 14s 6d each.
On Monday, January 29, at the Repository, – Oranges brought 12s 6d to 13s per case; lemons, 12s 6d per case; pine apples, 9s 6d per dozen; bacon, 7d per lb.
On Wednesday, January 31, at the Repository, – 10 cases cooking apples brought 3 ¾d to 4½d per lb; 30 cases and kits desert apples, 3½d to 4½d per lb; 13 cases oranges, from10s to 12s per case; bananas, 3½d to 4½d per pound. The apples were in fine condition just landed from Wairoa, and next week there will be a similar lot offered.
POST OFFICE NOTICE.
For the United Kingdom, Continent of Europe, &c., via Suez and Brindisi, by every opportunity to Wellington, where the mails close on the 11th February.
For Fiji, Sandwich Islands, America, West Indies, United Kingdom, and Continent of Europe, via San Francisco, on Wednesday, the 7th February, at 2.30p.m.
Money Orders for the United Kingdom will close at 11 a.m. on the 7th February.
Registered Letters and Newspapers will close at 1.30 p.m. on the 7th February.
BARKER – At Napier, on January 25th, the wife of Mr John Barker, of a son
WILKIN – At Clive Grange, on January 31, the wife of Mr. Robert Wilkin, of a son.
MANOY – MOSS. – On the 24th January, at the Jewish Synagogue, by the Rev. M. D. Isaacs, Abraham Manoy, of Napier, to Miss Maira Moss, of Wellington.
CARLILE – BEGG. – At Napier, on the 30th January, by the Rev. David Sidey, William W Carlile, Esq, to Julia Jane, fourth daughter of Samuel Begg, Esq.
McKAY – At Glasgow, on November 10, John, son of William McKay, miller and grandson of James Campbell and Jane Gordon, of Clunie, Scotland, who served under Colonel Anderson Gordon, of the 50th Regiment of foot, aged 67 years. He left three children to lament his loss. – Inverness papers please copy.
CARLEY. – At the Bank of New Zealand, Opotiki, on the 30th January, of typhoid fever, Laura Frances (Connie) the third dearly beloved and affectionate child of Isaac and Lily Carley, aged six and a half years.
SUTHERLAND. – At the Napier Hospital, on January 30, William K. Sutherland, late of Dunedin, aged 26 years. – Dunedin papers please copy.
BISHOP. – At Hastings, on January 31, Arthur Gaisford, the infant son of Thomas Bishop, Esq., aged nine months.
SADDLER & HARNESSMAKER
The Cheapest House in the Trade.
Napier, January 25, 1877.
THE CHAIRMEN of Road Boards are informed that if they do not send in to the Chairman of the County Council for transmission to the Hon. Colonial Secretary, a return stating the amount collected for the past year, ending 31 March, 1876, they will be debarred from any subsidy under the Counties Act.
County Council Chambers,
Napier, January 29, 1877.
THE CHAIRMEN of ROAD BOARDS will please send in a Copy of their Rolls by the 5th of FEBRUARY next, otherwise the Clerk of the County Board will be unable to comply with necessary forms under the Act.
Chairman County Council.
WAIROA COUNTY VALUATION LIST.
TAKE NOTICE, the Valuation List for the Wairoa County for the year 1877, is now open for inspection at the temporary Council Chambers (next to the Clyde Hotel), Clyde, Wairoa,. All objections thereto must be left at the Resident Magistrate’s Court, Clyde, Wairoa, on or before the 15th day of February, and addressed to the Assessment Court, and a copy of every such objection must be left at the Wairoa County Council Chambers not less than seven days before the next sitting of the said Court.
HERBERT J. WILLIAMS.
Clerk Wairoa County Council.
County Council Chambers,
Clyde, Wairoa. 10th January, 1877.
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 from 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 will be forfeited and the land be dealt with as the Board may direct.
TO ARCHITECTS REQUIRING PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE.
DESIGNS prepared from rough sketches.
Plans colored or etched in first style.
Architect and Building Surveyor,
Stock, Land Estate, and General Commission Agent, Waipukurau.
Goods Stored and Forwarded.
Offices and Stores: Near the Railway Station
THE Shop and Premises lately occupied by Edwin Carter, Clyde, Wairoa.
The above offers a rare opportunity for a person to combine the wholesale with the retail department. General business. Rent moderate.
KINROSS & CO.
Or to E. CARTER,
AND Pharmaceutical Preparations
PRATT’S PODOPHYLLIN PILLS – An excellent Liver medicine.
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 [ANTIBILIOUS] 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.