8 THE WEEKLY MERCURY.
11 – Rangatira, s.s, from Wellington. Passengers – Mr. And Mrs. Alexander, Mr and Mrs. Rede, Mr. And Mrs Chuck, Mrs Digby, Capt. Porter, Messrs Engel Jeffs, Williams, Smythe, Sweeney and Crighton.
12 – Star of the South, s.s. ,from Auckland. Passengers – Miss. Hutchinson, Messrs Leonard, Mahoney, Stewart, Cassen, Ohlson, Glenney, Collie and Master Lye.
14 – Rangatira, s.s. from Poverty Bay. Passengers – Messrs Williams, Pearson, Seaman, Priestly, Cheetham, and 2 in the steerage.
14 – Pretty Jane, s.s. from Poverty Bay. Two lady passengers
13 – Sir Donald, s.s. from Mangakuri
14 – Jane Douglas, s.s. From Nuhaka and Whangawhei
15 – Silver Cloud, schooner, from Newcastle, NSW.
15 – Fairy, s.s., from Blackhead and Pourerere.
15 – Kiwi, s.s. from Wellington via the Coast.
11 – Wanaka, s.s. for Auckland via Poverty Bay and Tauranga. Passengers – Rev. S. and Mrs Williams, Mr and Mrs Dyer, Messrs Mills, Thompson, and 10 original.
12 – Rangatira, s.s., for Poverty Bay. Passengers Constable Madigan, and three from the South.
12 – Spray, schooner, for Lyttleton via Wellington.
12 – Albatross, schooner, for Whangapoua
14 – Rangatira, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Mrs. Bell, Misses Danbar and Clark, Messrs. Wilson, Bell, Peddie, Griffin, Illingworth, Bitts, Ferguson,
Williams, Davies, and 6 original from Poverty Bay.
17 – Star of the South, s.s., for Auckland via the Coast. Passengers – Mr. And Mrs Brown, Mrs Fortune, Miss Williams. Messrs Augustus, Thomas, Ludlow, Hankin, Chiffen, and Loisel.
17 – Pretty Jane, s.s., for Gisborne, Passengers – Messrs Ascher , Priestly, Kirkpatrick, and Wilson.
The s.s. Wanaka discharged about 180 tons o cargo on Thursday into the steamer Sir Donald and ketch Three Brothers. She left about 2o’clock on Friday. Captain MacFarlane, who has been on a visit to the Hot Springs at Ohinemutu, will resume command on her arrival at Tauranga.
A very heavy tidal wave was experienced at the Spit on Friday at 7.30 a.m. The water rose in the Iron Pot about three feet in ten minutes. A similar wave has been felt at other parts of the colony.
The s.s. Rangatira, Capt. Evans, left Wellington wharf at 1.30p.m. on Thursday, and arrived at Napier, at noon on Friday, after a quick passage of 22 ½ hours. Experienced a fresh S.W. breeze and heavy cross seas as far as Cape Palliser, thence, till arrival, fresh variable southerly weather. Passed the s.s. Kiwi, at 10 p.m. on the 10th, off Flat Point.
The s.s. Star of the South left Auckland on Sunday, May 6, at 10a.m; 8 p.m. same day anchored in Cabbage Bay, blowing a gale from the E; left at 9a.m. on Monday, weather then moderate, and anchored in Mercury Bay at 4 p.m., blowing strong from N.F. ; left again at 4p.m. on Tuesday, with strong N,W. Winds, and rounded East Cape at midnight, same day. Wednesday, 2p.m., off Portland; hove up, and anchored under Table Cape, blowing a gale at S.W. Left again at 5a.m. on Thursday but hoved from Portland and anchored at Happ [Happy] Jack’s. Mahia, and found Jane Douglas laying there. At 4a.m. on Friday, left again, but bore up when off Portland, still blowing a gale at S.W.; the s.s. Wanaka passed bound North. Left at 7p.m. the same evening, and arrived here at 10a.m on Saturday. She has 100 tons of railway iron, about 60 tons general cargo, also a large boiler, and a portable engine.
The Columbus, from Napier, arrived at Gravesend on March 5.
The tidal wave has been running again at the Spit, but not nearly as bad as on Friday. At Oamaru we hear there has been a very heavy sea running, so much so as to break the mooring of a barque called William Clifford. She put to sea, and has reached Dunedin very much strained and leaking badly.
The s.s. Result towed out two schooners on Saturday last, viz, the Albatross for Whangapoua, and the Spray for Lyttelton via Wellington.
The s.s. Rangatira had fine weather in Poverty Bay this trip. Then succeeded in landing the whole of her cargo, and left there on Sunday at noon; rounded Portland Island at 6pm. ; Captain Evans then slowed the engine, and she brought up in the roadstead at 2 on Monday. She left at 11.30 for Wellington.
The s.s. Pretty Jane anchored in the Bay at 9o’clockon Monday. She has brought the principal portion of the Go-Ahead’s cargo for Napier. She arrived at Poverty Bay on Wednesday last, but could not go inside on account of the Go-Ahead being so much across the river. She discharged her cargo into lighters. The Cargo ex the Go-Ahead is not much damaged as was at first anticipated.
The s.s. Star of the South discharged on Saturday a large Cornish boiler for Mr R. Holt; its weight is 6½ tons. She has also a smaller boiler on board for Mr. Rathbone, and a quantity of machinery, besides about 60 tons of railway iron.
The s.s. Fairy returned to port on Tuesday having been unable to land the whole of her cargo at the various stations on the coast.
The barquentine Falcon left Newcastle last Thursday for Napier. She is expected to make a good trip.
The Bella and Why Not have been lightering the Silver Cloud.
The schooner Saucy Kate may be looked for daily, from Dunedin, as she was loading for Napier at last advices.
The three-masted brigantine Silver Cloud arrived in the bay early on Tuesday morning 9 ½ days from Newcastle, N.S.W. with a cargo of coal.
The s.s. Kiwi left Wellington at 5p.m. on Monday, and arrived at 7p.m. on Tuesday.
The s.s. Pretty Jane arrived yesterday from Poverty Bay and Auckland.
The s.s. Rangatira, Captain Evans, was posted up as having only arrived at Wellington on Thursday, at 4o’clock. She left here at noon Monday.
The A.S.P. Co’s steamers Star of the South and Pretty Jane, both loaded with sheep for Mr. Loisel, left on Thursday for that gentleman’s station in Tologa Bay.
In our report yesterday we stated that the Andrew Reid was out 114 days from London to Napier. This was an error. The Andrew Reid was first bound to Wellington, where she arrived on the 13th, and on discharge of the Wellington portion of her cargo she comes on here, and for this port she has about 510 tons. She comes consigned to Messrs Watt Brothers. – Daily Telegraph, May 17.
The s.s. Wanaka, for Southern Ports, left Auckland on Wednesday. She has the following passengers for Gisborne and Napier; Messrs Smith, Thompson, Green, Broadgate, Mr and Mrs Livingstone, Mrs Wilson, Fraser, Harkind, Teasdale, Bishop Cowie, Mr and Mrs Watt, Mrs Makishan, Mrs Daring, Mrs Browning, Messrs Williams, Gorton, Reid, Bradle and Georgia Minstrels.
Between 11 and 12 o’clock yesterday (says the N.Z. Times of the 9th inst.) a vessel was signalled at Mount Victoria as being in distress. A telegram received by Captain Halliday, Harbor-master [harbour] from Pilot Holmes, stated the schooner Canterbury was an anchor abreast of Barret’s Reef with the ensign hoisted upside down. He was unable to render her any assistance owing to the heavy gale blowing. The Canterbury was riding very heavily with one anchor down, the other being lost. He asked Captain Halliday if possible to send out a steamer to the vessel’s assistance. On receipt of this telegram steam was got up on the s.s. Rangatira for the purpose of sending her out to the Heads, and Captain Halliday again telegraphed to Pilot Holmes to know whether there was any danger to the crew, so as to ask the insurance office to send to the assistance of the distressed vessel a steamer. The answer received to this last telegram was that there was no apparent danger to the crew, but that the vessel was riding very heavily, and dipping bow under. Those on board were afraid of being driven out to sea. Shortly after the receipt of this telegram, the gale has considerably decreased, and quickly moderated to a fresh breeze, at that there was no need for the steamer’s services.
Some time ago a rumor went the round of the Press that it was contemplated by the English Government to fit out a vessel for the purpose of sending her out on an expedition, visiting the various places of interest in the world. This idea has now assumed definite shape. A late issue of the London Times has the following item of news: – “It is proposed to despatch the crew steamer Sumatra, 240 tons, on the 15th August, to all the principal places of interest in the world.” This is a tremendous thing in the way of trips, the vessel , too being of such a large size. New Zealand, of course, will be among the chief places to be called at, as the colony is regarded with great interest at Home. The struggles of the early settlers here, the prolonged Maori war (in which English regular regiments were engaged), the remarkably salubrious climate of the colony, its beautiful scenery, and last, but most important of all, its position as a largely populated and progressive country, make New Zealand one of the most interesting places in the world. – New Zealand Times.
We understand that Captain Bonner, of the steamer Tui, has been suspended by his employers until an official investigation takes place re the collision with the Napier. The mate of the Tui, Mr. Wells, took her South last evening. – New Zealand Times, 9th instant.
Messrs, Margoliouth and Banner report that at their sale at Taradale on Friday, about 40 head of cattle and 20 horses, and several small lots of pigs, fowls, &c., were entered. They quote as follows;- 2 year old steers, from £4 2s 6d to £5 2s 6d; heifers from £4 15s to £5 5s; dairy cows from £5 5s to £10 10s. There was a considerable demand for fat bullocks; but the supply was very limited, about £8 8s to £10 10s being the price ruling; the supply of horse stock rather exceeded the demand; good useful hacks from £3. 10s to £17 ; draught horses no enquires; pigs (weaners) about 15s each; fowls from 1s 6d to 2s each. A lot of young apple trees realised from 1s to 1s 9d each.
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 1st June. Correspondence for this route should leave Napier no later than the 28th instant by overland to Wellington.
For Fiji, Sandwich Islands, America, West Indies, United Kingdom, and Continent of Europe, &c., via San Francisco, on Thursday, 31st instant, at 5 a.m. per overland to Wellington.
Money orders and registered letters will close at 5p.m. Newspapers and book packets will close at 8p.m, on Wednesday, the 30th instant.
For the undermentioned places every Monday, and Thursday, at 5.30 a.m. – Clive, Hastings, Havelock, Te Aute, Kaikora, Waipawa, Waipukurau, Danevirk [Dannevirke], Norsewood, Tahaorite, Woodville, Foxton, Palmerston, Wanganui, Taranaki, Wellington and Southern Provinces &c., Wallingford, Porangahau, Wanui, and Castle Point.
On other days of the week, mails close as usual, at 6.30 a.m.
NAIRN – At Pourerere, on May 9, the wife of John Nairn, Esq, of a son.
MAYO – At Napier, on the 11th May, the wife of Mr. William Mayo, of a son.
PARKER – At the Victoria Hotel, Napier on the 14th May, the wife of Mr. J M Parker, of a son.
ROBINSON – At Emerson -street, Napier, on May 15, the wife of Henry Robinson, Marine Engineer, of a daughter.
WORDSWORTH – On the 16th May, at the residence of T Gore Graham Esq., the wife of C.F. Wordsworth. Esq., of a daughter.
COTTERILL – STUART. – On the 17th May, 1877 at St. John’s Church, Napier, by the Rev. J. Townsend, Arthur James Cotterill to Julie Moore, eldest daughter of Robert Stuart, Esq.
NESBITT – At Lucknow, India, on the 3rd March, 1877. James Nesbitt, of the Band of H.M.’s 65th regiment, aged 37 years. – A “Royal Tiger”, from the cradle to the grave, his loss has been deeply and deservedly regretted. – Wellington papers please copy.
LYSNAR – At the residence of his brother, Omahu, on May 11, Charles Lysnar aged 47 years.
HOLLAND – At Emerson-street, Napier, on the 12th May, James Edward Holland, late of Brighton, Sussex, England, aged 31 years – Sussex papers
DAVIES – At Wellington, on May 12, W.E. Davies, fourth son of the late Rev C.P. Davies, ages 24 years.
TANNIEN – At Barrack Hill, Goldsmith Road, on the 13th May, Mr. John Tannien, aged 51 years.
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.
Hawke’s Bay County Council Office,
Napier, May 16 1877.
Notice is hereby given that G.E. Toop has been by Resolution of the County Council, passed on the 14th instant, appointed Poundkeeper for the Farndon Pound.
Clerk C.C. Hawke’s Bay.
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HAWKE’S BAY ADVERTISER.
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1877.