8 THE WEEKLY MERCURY.
15 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Mesdames Tuxford, Drake, Baxter, Harrison, Hennicke, Fredsburg, and 4 children, Misses Parsons and Johnstone, Rev. E. Williams, Captain Baxter, Messrs Axup, Cowell, Fredsburg, Luke, Neillson, Roach, Collins, Anderson, Turton, Beaver, Hegarty, Troupe (6) and 17 in the steerage
15 – Southern Cross, s.s., from Wellington
15 – Rosina, s.s., from Poverty Bay
16 – Go-Ahead, s.s., from Auckland. Passengers – Mrs Bright and three children, Colonel Whitmore, Messrs Adams, Kelly, Galbraith, and four in the steerage
16 – Manaia, p.s., from Wairoa Passengers – Mrs Boyd, Captain Smith, Captain McLean, Messrs Middleton, Knight, Holtand, G. Flint, T Carroll, T. Parker, Hood, Gethin, J.W. Witty, W. Atwood, Hebberley, Williams, H. Flint, Aislabie, W.F. Shaw, Moloney, Smith, G. Mayo, Elton, Smyth.
16 – Opotiki, schooner, from Poverty Bay.
16 – Star of the South, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Mrs Lloyd, Messrs Bachelder, Logan, Lord, Chase, and Griffiths.
18 – Falcon, barquentine, from Newcastle, N.Z.W.
18 – Rangatira, s.s., from Poverty Bay. Passengers – Mesdames Root, Shepherd, and Hollis, Miss Holder, Messrs. S.C. Caulton, Ferguson, Hood, Balfour, Green, five in the steerage, and two for the South
20 – Kiwi, s.s., from Wellington via Castle Point and Blackhead. Passengers – Mrs Guthrie, 3 children, and Mr Morecroft
20 – Jane Douglas, s.s, from Poverty Bay. Passengers – Major Pitt, Messrs Locke, Kelly, Page, Spence, Burnand, Gardner, King, 30 excursionists, and several natives in the steerage
20 – Waiwera, schooner, from Mercury Bay
20 – Cleopatra, schooner, from Greymouth
21 – Mary-Ann Hudson, ketch, from Mohaka
22 – Star of the South, s.s., from Auckland via Poverty Bay. Passengers – Messrs Penn, Edwards, Mulcaster, Miller, Irvine, Robjohns, and Chier
22 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Archdeacon Williams and Mrs Williams, Mr and Mrs Ellison, Mr and Mrs Douglas and two children, Mrs Schieblich and three children, Misses Cotterell and Williams, Messrs Greene (2), Salmond, Butler, Reid, Potts, Hebberley, N. Williams, Newton, Back, Dean, Hansen, Wilson, and 13 in the steerage
22 – Maggie, brig from Newcastle
15 – Wanaka, s.s., for Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland. Passengers – Mrs Mann, Messrs Mann, Robinson, Wilson, Ruddick, McLaggan, Gardner, Reilly, Dobbie, Davis, McPherson, Berry, Heacock, Lloyd, Hamlin, Baker, Maney (2)
16 – Jane Douglas, s.s., for Poverty Bay.
16 – Rosina, s.s., for Poverty Bay.
16 – Rangatira, s.s., for Poverty Bay. Passengers – Miss Poole, Miss Porter, Rev. G. Williams, Messrs Davis, Robjohns, Axup, Irvine, and seven original.
16 – Go-Ahead, s.s., for Poverty Bay and Auckland.
16 – Star of the South, s.s., for Auckland. Passengers, Capt. Petherbridge, Messrs Wardrop, Robinson, and Fraser.
17 – Southern Cross, s.s., for Auckland.
18 – Rangatira, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Mrs Curtis and five children, Mrs Brown and two children, Messrs Willis, Williams, Morris, Butler, Turner, Inglis, Knight, Kennedy, Brown, Macmahan (2), two original, and eight in the steerage.
20 – Manaia, p.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Bee and family, Mesdames Lopdell, Sutherland, Higgens, Ramsey, and Moloney, Messrs Gethin, Shaw, Flint (2), Smith, Hood, Williams, Moloney, Sutherland, McLean and two natives.
21 – Kiwi, s.s., for Wellington via the Coast. Passengers – Miss Hill, and Mr Shaw.
The s.s Rangatira, Captain Evans, arrived from Wellington about 5 30 p.m. on Thursday, and was immediately brought inside to the Breastwork, where she discharged her cargo, principally transhipment per Arawata from Melbourne, amongst which we noticed another racing gig.
The s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, soon followed the Rangatira, and was berthed at the outer wharf. Both the above steamers left Wellington within a few minutes of each other; they passed each other twice on the way up, but eventually the Rangatira came in first, although towards the finish the Cross was fast overhauling her opponent. Had there been a good breeze, the Cross would have come in first, on account of her being able to show more canvass than the Rangatira.
The s.s. Rosina, Captain Kennedy, arrived from Poverty Bay on Thursday, with a cargo of wool and grass seed. The former was put on board the Schiehellion, and the latter was landed at the Breastwork.
The s.s., Go-Ahead arrived in the Bay on Friday from Auckland, via Poverty Bay, with a cargo of grass seed, and four horses.
The s.s. Rangatira steamed at 7 p.m. on Friday for Poverty Bay.
The steamers Jane Douglas and Rosina both left for Poverty Bay on Friday evening.
The s.s. Go-Ahead left again for northern Ports at 7 p.m. on Friday.
The s.s. Southern Cross steamed for Auckland on Saturday, with a cargo of 500 sheep.
The s.s. Star of the South arrived from the South on Friday. She left again for Auckland on Saturday.
On December 5 Messrs Alex. Steven and Sons launched, at Linthouse, the second of three ships of about 1,150 tons, and class 180 AA 1, to order of the New Zealand Shipping Company, London. In accordance with this company’s custom of calling their vessels after rivers of New Zealand, she was named the Piako, the ceremony being performed by Mrs McInnes, wife of Captain McInnes, of the company’s ship Opawa. When rigged and fitted the Piako will proceed to London to load for New Zealand.
The barquentine Falcon, Capt. Hare, has just been 20 days from Newcastle. She has a cargo of coal for Messrs Watt Brothers, which is being lightened by the Bella and Fairy. On the last trip of the Falcon she overtook the Mary Wadley in the Straits, both bound for Newcastle; they arrived off the port about the same time, and were towed in side by side. They both left Newcastle on the same day, the Falcon arriving on Sunday.
The s.s. Rangatira, Capt. Evans, returned from Poverty Bay early on Sunday morning, and left for Wellington about 10.30 a.m. She had a fair complement of passengers, and a full cargo of wool and tallow, shipped by Murray, Common and Co. for trans-shipment to the English vessels Ocean Mail and Avalanche.
The three-masted schooner Mary Wadley, owned by Mr. Vautier, of this port, encountered a severe gale off Cape Farewell the other day, on her passage from Newcastle, N.S.W., to Napier. From a telegram kindly shown us received by Mr. Vautier from Captain Cronil, we learn that the vessel arrived at Nelson on Monday about 2 p.m. jury-rigged. During the gale she encountered, she lost her fore and main topmasts, foreyard carried away, several sails gone overboard or blown to ribbons, the greater part of her bulwarks gone, some of her stanchions broken, the galley washed overboard with all its furniture, long boat smashed, (this was a new one last voyage) her binnacle broken, her steering gear out of order, the stores all damaged by salt water, and short of fresh water. The damage she sustained is, we believe, covered by insurance.
The s.s. Kiwi, Captain Campbell, arrived in the Bay early on Tuesday and was brought alongside the outer wharf at 9 a.m. She left Wellington on Friday night last, and has been landing about 90 tons of cargo at Castle Point, and Blackhead, there were for the former place six passengers to land, and at the latter, 18. She has about 40 tons of cargo for this port, which was rapidly discharged.
The s.s. Jane Douglas left Poverty Bay on Monday at 10 p.m. with a large number of excursionists for the forthcoming races. She has also a full cargo, consisting of grass seed, wool, potatoes, and fungus. She has made the passage in 12 hours.
The schooner Waiwera brings from Mercury Bay, 40,000 feet sawn kauri timber.
The English mail via ‘Frisco is due in Auckland next Sunday, 25th instant.
The s.s Southern Cross arrived at Grahamstown on Monday last, and at Auckland on Tuesday.
The schooner Cleopatra brings a cargo of Grey coal for Mr. J. LeQuesne.
The p.s. Manaia left on Tuesday for Wairoa, with a little cargo and some rams, which were landed at Mohaka on Wednesday. She took back the majority of the Wairoa cricketers.
The s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Homes, left Auckland for Napier direct, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The ketch Mary Ann Hudson returned from Mohaka on Wednesday, with a cargo of wool.
The brig Maggie has made the run from Newcastle in 21 days.
The s.s. Rangatira, Captain Evans, left Wellington at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and arrived at Napier at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday morning. Experienced light head winds as far as Cape Palliser; from thence to Cape Turnagain a fresh W.N.W. wind; thence till arrival light variable winds and fine weather. The Rangatira brings a number of passengers, and a full general cargo for this port. She leaves again for Wellington at 1 p.m. today.
The following is the report of the schooner Cleopatra, which arrived in port from Greymouth on Tuesday last: – Left Greymouth at 11 a.m. on Monday, the 12th, with light S.W. wind; about 6 p.m. the wind died away to a calm; till noon the next day had a strong S to S.W. breeze till abreast of Stephen’s Island, on Thursday, at 4 a.m.; thence calms and light variable airs till the 19th, abreast of Castle Point, about noon, when a fresh southerly breeze sprang up, which carried us to Cape Kidnappers; thence light N.E. winds till we bought up under the Bluff at 9 p.m. on the 20th. Cargo: about 130 tons of coal. Passed the Sarah and Mary, ketch, of Castle Point, on Sunday, 18th, bound north.
Mr. Duthie informs us (Wanganui Herald, February 9) that he has received a telegram stating that the brig Mosquito has put in at the Cape of Good Hope, but was to have sailed again on the 2nd January. The Mosquito is now 147 days out from Liverpool to this Port, and fears were beginning to be entertained that she had met with an ill fate. The news of her having put in at the Cape – though from what cause we do not know – will therefore be very gratifying, and as the run thence to New Zealand generally occupies a first-class sailing vessel about a month, we need not therefore expect the Mosquito to put in an appearance for two or three weeks.
POST OFFICE NOTICE.
For Wellington, Southern Provinces, and Australian Colonies, per s.s. Wanaka, on Saturday, at 7 a.m.
For Wellington and Southern Provinces, per s.s. Star of the South, on Saturday, at 10 a.m.
For Gisborne and Auckland, per s.s. Jane Douglas, on Saturday, at 1 p.m.
For the United Kingdom, Continent of Europe, &c., via Suez and Brindisi, by every opportunity to Wellington, where the mails close on the 11th March.
For Fiji, Sandwich Islands, America, West Indies, United Kingdom, and the Continent of Europe, &c., via San Francisco, on Wednesday, 7th March, at 2.30 p.m.
Money Orders for United Kingdom, will close at 11 a.m. on 7th March.
Registered Letters and newspapers will close at 1 p.m.
KARL – At Hastings on the 16th February, the wife of Mr. John Karl, of a daughter.
JENSEN – MORTENSEN – At Trinity Church on February 16, by the Rev. J.S. Smalley, Rasmus Waldemar Jensen to Marem Mortsensen, both of Napier.
McKNIGHT – At Waipukurau, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, on February 18, 1877, Emily May, the beloved child of Mr. Robert McKnight, aged nine months. – Newry and Belfast papers please copy.
GIBBES – At Napier, on the 21st February, Heneage Murray, infant son of Florence Hyde and John Murray Gibbes, aged 10 weeks.
BY PRIVATE CONTRACT
2,000 WETHERS, in good condition.
300 HEAD CATTLE
consisting of: –
Cows and Heifers
For further information, apply to
W. & G. HESLOP.
SADDLER & HARNESSMAKER
The Cheapest House in the Trade.
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.
Apply to KINROSS & CO.
Napier, February 19, 1877.
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 Okawa Highways District are as under: –
Chairman – N.E. Beamish
Wardens – George F. Seale
Arthur Shield [ Sheild ]
Andrew Hamilton Russell
John Gibson Kinross
Richard D. Maney
TAKE NOTICE that MONDAY, the 26th day of February 1877, is the day appointed on which, and the Court House Clyde, Wairoa, the place that which a Sitting of the above Court will be held at 11 o’clock a.m.
FRED J. ORMOND,
Judge of Assessment Court.
Wairoa, February 8, 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 dealt with as the Board may direct.
Stock, Land Estate, and General Commission Agent, Waipukurau.
Goods Stored and Forwarded.
Offices and Stores: Near the Railway Station.
TO ARCHITECTS REQUIRING PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE.
DESIGNS prepared from rough sketches.
Plans colored or etched in first style
Architect and Building Surveyor,
The Weekly Mercury
HAWKE’S BAY ADVERTISER.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1877.
THE gentleman who was mentioned by our morning contemporary as having voted in the name of Captain Morris of Tongoio [ Tangoio ], we are informed, denies having voted at all; and is not a little indignant at a charge possibly involving very serious consequences being made against him. It is, however, true that Captain Morris was successfully personated by some individual during the rush in the dinner-hour, and lost his vote in consequence. Another daring attempt at personation was made in the course of the afternoon. An elderly man presented himself at the booth, and on being asked his name, gave that of “Roope Brooking,” spelling the Christian name to the returning Officer. The man, on being told that Mr. Brooking had already voted, quietly departed; but he made a serious risk in assuming the name of a citizen so well-known to all in the booth. The absurd act which transferred the ratepayers’ list bodily to the electoral rolls has had the effect of making them exceedingly incorrect, and leaving serious loopholes for personation. In many cases names appear twice, sometimes thrice-occasionally in varied orthography-the elector having registered in his correct name, and having been entered incorrectly in the Corporation roll. Great pains were taken by the Revising Officer to avoid this duplication of names; but it was impossible to obviate it altogether. In the course of the day about thirty people whose names were not on the roll presented themselves to record their votes, being under the impression that as ratepayers they could do so. Their best course will be to register before the end of next March, and not trust to the list in the Town Clerk’s Office. An elector named Pollington, whose name (transferred from the Corporation list) appeared