8 THE WEEKLY MERCURY
15 – Fairy, s.s., from Poverty Bay via Mahia. Passenger – Mr Thornton.
15 – Kiwi, s.s., from Wellington via Castle Point. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Morney and three children, Messrs Rundle, Denton, Gault, and 5 in the steerage.
16 – Rangatira, s.s., from Poverty Bay. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Watt, Mrs Hood, Mis [Miss] Emere Puku, Mrs Winter, Miss Mataroa, Mrs Anthony, Messrs Hague, Pilcher, Clark, Green, Dinwiddie, Maney, Samual, Roach, Griffiths, McNamarra, Ward, Winter, Whitaker, Johnson, Manley, Thelwall, Nash, Suhderland, Poynter, Parsons, 3 steerage, and 4 for the South.
16 – Southern Cross, s.s., from Whakaki.
16 – Go-Ahead, s.s., from Poverty Bay and Auckland. Passengers – Mrs Scott and child, Mrs Williams, Rev. J.M. Fraser, Mr John Davis, and Mr Hislop.
16 – Star of the South, s.s., from Auckland. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Hutchinson, and 11 immigrants.
17 – Wanaka, s.s., from Poverty Bay and Auckland. Passengers – Miss Bourke, Messrs Wilson, Johnston, Morrison, Hutchinson, Hume, Webb, Berry, Bedowall, Fraser, Beetham (2), Fitzroy, Simpson, McKenzie, Ovo, Best, Husker, Con, Wright, Ruddock, Pourett, Kinross, 1 steerage, and 6 for the South.
17 – Manaia, p.s., from Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs Richardson, Parker, Eberle, Olland, Adams, Edmonds, and Rae
18 – Opotiki, schooner, from Poverty Bay
18 – Hinemoa, C.G.S.S., from Wellington. Passengers – Hon. Dr. Pollen, Messrs Pollen and Wilson
19 -Southern Cross, s.s., from Poverty Bay
19 – Chandiere, barque, from London, via Nelson.
19 – Waiwera, schooner, from Mercury Bay
20 – Fernglen, ship, from London. Passengers – John and Jane Alderson, 3 children; William and Sarah Beer, 3 children; George and Adelaide Bishop, 3 children; Alice and John Brenkley, 6 children; Hugh and Rose Butler; John and Emma Cousitt, 1 child; Francis and Jane Cowan, 4 children; James and Elizabeth Dickinson; Thomas and Nellie Diver, 8 children; Patrick Diver, 4 children; Edward and Margaret Dooland, 5 children; John and Elizabeth Ewbank, 3 children; John and Emily Fever, 4 children; Richard and Alice Gannon, 5 children; Richard and Christina Harman; Henry and Emily Hopkins, 3 children; Daniel and Fanny Hammond, 1 child; William and Mary Jones, 1 child; Denis and Bridget McCarthy, 6 children; James and Maggie McLaughlin, 3 children; Richard and Elizabeth Millingten, 1 child; James and Jemima Newton; George and Sarah A. Oakenfull; Patrick and Julia O’Brien; Harriet and William Peters, 2 children; James and Rebecca Smith, 3 children; Luke and Hannah Willis; John and Honora Herlihy, William and Mary A. Mathews, George and Fanny Taylor, 2 children; Henry and Mary Thomas; George and Mary Duncan, John and Francis Theakson, Henry Stairman, 3 children; Robert Stewart, Charles Bailey, Joseph Bryan, George Burns, George W. Chipping, Robert Clarke, Thomas and Wallace Cooke, Thomas Coulson, Ellis Crossland, Patrick Crowe, Bartholomew Daley, Denis Black, Michael Dolan, John Doyle, William Eke, John Drury, John Dwyer, Walter Fisher, John and James Halpin, Alexander and Henry Harris, William Hutchinson, Thomas Lafferty, Robert Little, James and Francis McKenzie, Robert McMullen, Adam Middleton, Frederick Mills, John Morris, Edward Morrish, William Newrick, Hugh Orr, Edward Oakenfull, Sidney Osborne, George Pick, George Pike, William Powell, Patrick Power, Michael O’Brian, James Pritchard, James Quinn, John Rochford, John Sinclair, Patrick Slattery, William and Thomas Suridge, John Jehan, Thomas Francis, Henry Imm, William Thompson, Daniel Towney, George Watkins, Gaorge Watson, William Willis, Patrick Herlihy, Robert Douglas, Michael Dunnee, James Drewett, Henry Hunter, James Kelly, Edmund Murphy, Timothy O’Connell, George Smith; Esther and Elizabeth Horsley, Anne Carroll, Catherine Cleary, Anne Collist, Alice Glashan, Mary Hendry, Catherine and Johanna Kelly, Mary Ruck, Mary Scatliff, Johanna Walsh, Catherine Wilson, Alice and Margaret Curry, Bridget Doherty, Mary Salisbury, Mary, Anna, and Elizabeth Wrightson, Margaret Dollan, Emma Merryman, Elizabeth Stevens, Rebecca Williams, Fanny McCutchen.
20 – Pretty Jane, s.s., from Auckland, via the Coast. Passengers – Mr Page and 2 others
20 – Enterprise, brigantine, from Wellington via the Coast
20 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Mrs Lydon and 3 children, Mrs Williams, and 3 children, Mr and Mrs Ware, Mr and Mrs R. Stuart, Mrs Mclean, Messrs. Britten, Sothern, Luke, Floyd, Englehcart, and 2 in the steerage
22 – Kiwi, s.s. from Wellington via Castle Point. Passengers – Messrs Demshar, Morrison, and two in the steerage
15 – Southern Cross, s.s., for Whakaki. Passenger – Mr. Bonnifont.
16 – Manaia, p.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. O’Shannassy and three children, Messrs Boyd, Greer, Thompson, and two natives.
16 – Rangatira, s.s., for Wellington.
16 – Kiwi, s.s., for Wellington via Castle Point. Passengers – Messrs Rundle, Denton, and Scott.
17 – Wanaka, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Rev. S. Robinson, Mrs Robinson, child, and servant, Mesdames Miller, Roberts, Jacobs, Worthington, and Northey, Messrs Common, Blythe, McLean, Jacobs, Bain, Murray, Handam, Kennedy, and 6 original
18 – Star of the South, s.s, for Thames and Auckland. Passengers – Mrs. R. Campbell, Messrs Johnson, Thomson, Stephenson.
19 – Hinemoa, C.G.S.S., for Portland Island and Poverty Bay. Passengers – Messrs Wilson and Fannin
20 – Southern Cross, s.s., for Wellington. Passenger – Mr Eberle
20 – Pretty Jane, s.s., for Poverty Bay. Passengers – Messrs. Ross, Page, Flood, Poynter, Webb, and Read.
21 – Opotiki, schooner, for Poverty Bay.
21 – Spray, schooner, for Wellington.
21 – Enterprise, brigantine, for the Coast.
The s.s. Rangatira, Captain Evans, left Poverty Bay at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, and arrived at the anchorage at 6 a.m. on Friday, having come under easy steam from Portland Island. Experienced a light variable fair wind on the passage down. The Rangatira brings among her passenoers [passengers] the Poverty Bay cricketers.
The s.s. Fairy returned from Gisborne via Mahia on Thursday, with a full cargo of whale oil picked up at Mahia.
The p.s. Manaia left on Friday, about 6 o’clock, for Wairoa.
The s.s. Kiwi, Captain Campbell; left Wellington last Tuesday, about 5 p.m. and brought up in Cow Bay at 6.30; in consequence of a strong S.E. gale, accompanied with heavy rain, stayed there till 4 a.m. on Wednesday; came under easy steam to Castle Point, and landed there six passengers, leaving for Napier at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, and anchored in the Bay at midnight.
The s.s. Wanaka, Captain Malcolm, arrived here from Poverty Bay and Auckland on Saturday, at 6 a.m. She brought, as may be seen above, a goodly number of passengers.
The trial trip of the Pretty Jane after her repair was very successful, and showed the little boat’s machinery in good order. Mr Jobson, the Government inspector of machinery, Mr. W. Lodder, Captains Carey and McGillivray, and Mr. G. Fraser were among the company on board. A run was made to the reef and back, and ample opportunity was afforded for a good working trial of the engines.
The s.s. Southern Cross arrived here from Whakaki on Friday, at about 6.
The s.s. Star of the South arrived on Friday from Auckland, bringing a full general cargo. She left Auckland on the 13th, with fine weather; rounded East Cape on the 15th, wind blowing from the S.E., and arrived as above. She passed the Pretty Jane off White Island.
The s.s., Go Ahead, Captain Holmes, left Auckland on Friday, at 10 a.m.; anchored in Cabbage Bay at 9 p.m.; left Cabbage Bay on Friday; arrived at Tauranga at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and left on Wednesday at 6 p.m.; arrived in Poverty Bay on Friday; left again at 1 o’clock, and arrived here at 4 a.m. Experienced heavy S.E. gale since leaving Auckland.
The C.G.S.S. Hinemoa arrived in the Bay on Sunday afternoon. She is under the charge of Captain Bendall, late coasting pilot of the American steamers. We regret to inform our readers that Captain Fairchild is suffering from inflammation of the eyes, brought on through a cold he caught down south, when conveying the Volunteer Firing Representatives. Dr. Spencer was off to the Hinemoa on Monday to see Captain Fairchild.
The s.s Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, returned from Poverty Bay on Monday, where she had taken a load of sheep.
The s.s. Star of the South left on Sunday with a cargo of fat sheep for the Thames. It was intended to ship Mr. Watt’s two race horses. Longlands and Ariel, but for some reason they could not be got on board.
The ship Fernglen, Captain Fraser, was signalled at an early hour on Tuesday and brought up about half-past ten. She was immediately tendered by the Bella, on board of which we noticed Dr. Hitchings and H.S. Tiffen Esq., who was representing Mr. Fannin, the latter being away at present, and Mr. Balharry, representing Messrs Watt Brothers, the agents of the ship. After the usual questions were asked as to the health of the passengers and satisfactory answers been received, the visitors went on board. The healthy and cleanly appearance of the passengers was the remark of all who went on board. Great credit is also due to Captain Fraser, his officers and crew, for the very creditable appearance in which the ship came into harbor. There has been no sickness on board, and the passengers express themselves in high terms as to the kind treatment, received at the hands of the captain and doctor. The single girl were landed on Tuesday, and sent to the Immigrant Barracks. The remainder of the passengers were landed on Wednesday. The vessel was built in Sunderland in 1874, and is 818 tons register, owned by Mr. Porrett, of London, and chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company.
The s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, left on Tuesday with a full load of wool and tallow, to be transhipped at Wellington to a vessel loading for home.
The brigantine Enterprise, Captain Mundle, anchored in the Bay on Tuesday. She is taking shelter here, not being able, with this wind, to do anything on the coast.
The s.s. Pretty Jane, Captain Helander, left Poverty Bay on Monday, and had strong southerly winds to contend against all the way. She has about 10 tons of cargo for here.
The schooner Waiwera is from Mercury Bay, with a cargo of sawn timber and shingles.
The C.G.S.S. Hinemoa left on Monday for Portland Island and Poverty Bay. She will return on Thursday, and leave for Wellington on Saturday.
The ships Avalanche and Ocean Mail for London, and Himalaya for Callao, succeeded in getting out this morning, with a light northerly breeze. The Avalanche, which was anchored in Worser Bay, got under weigh at 5 a.m. and was out of sight by 11. The Ocean Mail passed Halswell Point at 11 a.m., and the Himalaya half an hour later. The announcement of the arrival of the two former vessels at London will be looked forward to with a good deal of interest here as a considerable amount of betting has been indulged in. The Avalanche is undoubtedly the favorite [favourite,] and odds were freely given on her. – Post, March 16.
The s.s. Rangatira arrived in the Bay at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, and was tendered by the Bella, and the mails and passengers landed. She had about 60 tons of cargo.
The s.s. Pretty Jane, Capt. Helander, left for Poverty Bay and Auckland on Tuesday evening. During the time this steamer has been laid up she has undergone a thorough overhaul.
The schooner Tauranga was loading at Dunedin for Napier on Saturday last.
The schooner Opotiki, for Poverty Bay, sailed hence on Wednesday, at noon.
The brigantine Enterprise resumed her voyage along the Coast on Wednesday.
The schooner Spray, Captain Ruxtin, sailed at noon on Wednesday for Wellington.
The Omaha leaves Auckland for the Chatham Islands on the 26th instant.
The s.s.Kiwi has had a rather protracted passage from Wellington, caused by head winds in the first part of her trip.
POST OFFICE NOTICE.
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OLLEY. – At Waipawa, on March 16, the wife of Mr Olley, butcher, of a daughter.
MCKENZIE. – At Port Ahuriri, on March 17, the wife of J.A. McKenzie, of a daughter.
WHITE. – At Kaikora, on March 20, Mrs W. White, of a son.
PALLOT. – At Shakespeare Road, Napier, on the 20th March, the wife of Mr. Alfred Pallot, of a daughter.
DONALDSON – KNOWLES. – On 17th March, at St. Peter’s Church, Wellington, by the Venerable Archdeacon Stock, James, second son of the late Thomas Donaldson, County Down, Ireland, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late Samuel Knowles, of Kent, England.
McCARTNEY – HARE. – On Sunday, the 18th instant, in St. Mark’s Church, West Clive, by the Rev. William Marshall, Arthur McCartney to Annie, second daughter of John Hare, Esq.
COUNTY OF WAIPAWA.
I HEREBY give notice that the undermentioned Electors have been duly nominated as Candidates for the forthcoming election, viz: –
RUSSELL, HENRY ROBERT
I further give notice that a Poll will be taken for the election of one Councillor on TUESDAY, the 27th day of March instant, at the Schoolhouse, Waipukurau, and at the Shoolhouse Ashley, Clinton [Schoolhouse, Ashley Clinton,] and such poll will commence at 9 o’clock a.m., and close at 6 o’clock p.m.
Dated at Waipawa, this 15th day of March 1877.
for the County of Waipawa.
N.B.-The Chairman or other proper officer of each of the undernamed Highway Districts is requested to forward to the Returning Officer forthwith a certified List of persons who are entitled for the time being to vote at a first election of a Road Board in his respective District, viz., – Waipukurau, Central Rautaniwha, and Makaretu.
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.
SADDLER & HARNESSMAKER.
The Cheapest House in the Trade.
Stock, Land Estate, and General Commission Agent, Waipukurau.
Goods Stored and Forwarded.
Offices and Stores: Near the Railway Station.