8 THE WEEKLY MERCURY.
24 – Rotorua, s.s., from Sydney via Auckland. Passengers – From Sydney Miss Taylor. From Auckland Messrs Welsman, Cornford, Ellis and 6 for the South. Steerage: Mrs Neal, Mr Chapman, and 6 for the South.
26 – Star of the South, s.s., from Auckland. Passengers – Mrs Beveridge and three children.
26 – Kiwi, s.s., from Wellington via Castle Point. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Miller, Miss Bear, servant, and 2 children and 4 others.
26 – Albatross, schooner, from Whangapoua
26 – Acadia, schooner, from Mercury Bay.
26 – Jane Douglas, s.s., from Poverty Bay. Passengers – Mr Townley.
26 – Manaia, p.s., from Wairoa. Passengers – Mrs Maney, Masters Maney (3), Messrs Davidson, Lambert, Pilcher, Goring, and about 20 natives.
27 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Mrs Denton, Miss Graham, Messrs Davis (2), Liddle, Corckley (?), Frost, and three others.
27 – Southern Cross, s.s., from Raglan via Wellington. One passenger.
27 – Falcon, barquentine, from Newcastle, New South Wales.
29 – Rangatira, s.s., from Gisborne. Passengers – Judge Rogan, and three natives.
29 – Result, s.s., from Wairoa. Passenger – Mr H. Sargent.
29 – Columbia, schooner, from Lyttleton.
31 – Wanaka s.s., from the South. Passengers – Mesdames Richards, Rhodes, MacNamara, and Miss Burton, Messrs Moorhouse, Bell, Common, and about 20 others.
24 – Rotorua, s.s., for Wellington and Southern Ports. Passengers – Mr and Mrs de Lias and Georgia Minstrels (18), Hon. R.M. Stokes, Dr Stokes, Messrs Duffield, Porter and Isaacs.
25 – Manaia, p.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Witty and family, and others.
25 – Result, s.s., for Mohaka and Wairoa. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Smith and family for Mohaka, Mr Davies, and 3 natives for Wairoa.
25 – Sir Donald, s.s., for Wellington. No passengers.
26 – Minnie Hare, schooner, for Ngunguru.
27 – Rangatira, s.s., for Gisborne. Passengers – Mr Hastings, and four others.
28 – Kiwi, s.s., for Wellington via the Coast. Three passengers.
29 – Southern Cross, s.s., for the Thames and Auckland. Passengers – Mrs Lassen, Messrs T. Macfarlane, Robertson, Murray and child.
29 – Kenilworth, schooner, for Whangapoua.
30 – Star of the South, s.s., for Auckland via Portland Island and Gisborne. Passengers – Mrs Richohill, Messrs Henny, Laing, Naylor, Arnold, and Richohill.
30 – Silver Cloud, three-masted schooner, for Newcastle, N.S.W.
30 – Orpheus, schooner, for Mercury Bay.
30 – Rangatira, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Messrs Howell (2), Misses Fitzgerald (2), Messrs Howell, Welsh, Williams, Balle, Howard and Colsen.
30 – Acadia, schooner, for Mercury Bay
31 – Opotiki, schooner, for Poverty Bay.
The s.s. Rotorua, James Macfarlane, Commander, cleared Sydney Heads at 8 p.m. on the 16th May, passed North Cape at midnight on the 20th, and arrived in Auckland on the 21st at 7 p.m., sailed on the 22nd at 5 p.m. encountering strong westerly and very head sea throughout the passage from Sydney. At 6 a.m. on the 22nd a strong N. East gale set in, with a dense fog. The engines had to be “slowed down” from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m., at 3 p.m. wind shifted round to W.N.W. The Rotorua, in spite of all these drawbacks, made the passage from Sydney in the very fast time of 4 days 22 hours. Fine weather and light variable winds were experienced down the Coast.
The p.s. Manaia left on Friday for Wairoa, with a full cargo and several passengers.
The s.s. Sir Donald left for Wellington on Friday. The fair wind she left with would not last her long. She has gone down to have a thorough overhaul and to be re-coppered.
The s.s. Rotorua made the passage from here to Wellington in 19½ hours.
The s.s. Result towed in the Silver Cloud on Friday and twice the tow line parted. The steamer went outside at 5 p.m. on Friday and remained at anchor till midnight, when she left for Mohaka and Wairoa, for which place she was full of cargo. We are glad to observe from a telegram that the bar at Wairoa is improving.
The s.s. Kiwi, Captain Campbell, left Wellington on Thursday night, and arrived at Castle Point at noon on Friday, having experienced strong northerly winds and a head sea on the passage. Discharged cargo and passengers, and left at 4 p.m., arriving in the Bay at 10 a.m. on Saturday. She passed off Akitea a three-masted vessel bound South.
The s.s. Star of the South arrived from Auckland early on Saturday. She has about 75 tons railway iron and 200 casks of cement for the port. She left Auckland on the evening of the 23rd.
The schooner Kenilworth was shifted further up the breastwork on Saturday to allow the Star of the South to get a berth. Captain McDonald, of the Kenilworth, was here in the Success a few years ago.
During the absence of the s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, she has made five trips from Lyttelton to Raglan, with store sheep, to the order of the Hon. Mr Studholme, and during that time she has carried 6391 head, with the loss of only one sheep. This speaks well for this steamer, as well as the care displayed by the officers and crew.
The s.s. Rangatira, Captain Evans, made the passage from Wellington in about 22 hours; discharged passengers here, and then steamed for Poverty Bay, there being no vacant berth here for her. Captain Evans reports fine weather on the passage.
The p.s. Manaia, Captain Smith, returned from Wairoa on Saturday evening. In coming down the river she passed the s.s. Result going up. The latter steamer laid here all Saturday discharging cargo at Mohaka.
The barquentine Falcon has made the run across from Newcastle, N.S.W. in 12 days having a succession of variable winds. Her cargo is principally
coals. She has, however, a quantity of hard wood timber for this port.
To give our readers an idea, as to the want of shipping accommodation, we may mention that the breastwork is full, and in two cases the vessels are double-backed, viz., the Opotiki is alongside the Silver Cloud, and the Jane Douglas is alongside the Star of the South. The s.s. Rangatira had to proceed direct to Gisborne without discharging her cargo, there being no berth for her, and the Southern Cross had to remain outside until the s.s. Kiwi left.
The s.s. Kiwi, Captain Campbell, in attempting to go out about 4 p.m. on Monday, could not manage it, even with the assistance of all her sails set. She tried it three times, and at last had to come back alongside the Silver Cloud, and remained till the tide slackened at 7 p.m., when she left.
The s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, was brought to the outer wharf on Monday, and on Tuesday took in a part cargo of cattle for the Thames; amongst them we noticed some very fine heifers and cows from the herds of the Rev. S. Williams and T. Tanner Esq., shipped by Mr M Banks. There was also in the shipment a prize sow, shipped by Mr McHardy.
The s.s. Star of the South, Capt. Carey, left early on Wednesday. She will call at Portland Island and Gisborne to land cargo, and then proceed to Auckland.
The s.s. Result returned from Wairoa on Tuesday. Capt. Baxter reports the Wairoa bar as improving. This steamer called off Mohaka and took on board 26 bales wool. She towed out the Kenilworth on Tuesday and the Silver Cloud on Wednesday; the latter vessel was soon out of sight. Capt. Balle expects to make a good passage as his vessel is in excellent trim.
The s.s. Wanaka, Captain McGillvray, arrived in the Bay early on Thursday and was immediately tendered by the steam launch Bella, and the passengers, of which there was a large number, were immediately landed. The Why Not and Three Brothers lightered her and the Wanaka steamed northwards at 4 p.m. Captain McGillvray reports strong head winds since leaving Wellington.
The s.s. Result towed to the Breastwork the barquentine Falcon, where she will finish the discharge of her cargo of coals. The Falcon has been lightered by the Result, Bella, and Why Not.
The schooner Opotiki left on Thursday for Poverty Bay. Her detention so long at the port has been owing to having a new rudder fixed.
We (Post, May 29) learn from Captain Welch, of the schooner Cynthia, which arrived here last night from Pelorus Sound, that the cutter Hero was wrecked on Pig Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, last Thursday night. He also states that no particulars had been received by her owners – Messrs Webb Bros., Pelorus Sound – up to the time of his leaving beyond the fact of her wreck and abandonment. The Hero, Captain Davies, was a fine little cutter, of 36 tons, and left here about the 18th inst., for Pelorus Sound, having about £300 worth of machinery for Messrs. Webbs’ sawmill as cargo. About the time she left very heavy weather was prevailing on the coast. The Falcon, which arrived here last Wednesday, reported the Hero as having left Port Underwood the day previous, and no doubt it was while running for shelter to Queen Charlotte Sound from the fierce northerly gale which blew on Thursday night that she was wrecked. The Hero was a regular trader between Wellington and Pelorus Sound, and was recently purchased by Webb Bros. We learn she was insured for £400, but we are unable to ascertain in which office.
The ship Carnatie, which is now loading in Wellington for London, will take a good deal of Hawke’s Bay produce, in the shape of wool and tallow. She had a good quantity of cargo on board shipped at Lyttelton, and as there is now in Wellington more than will fill her, she will have quick despatch.
The C.G. s.s. Hinemoa has just had a new propeller shipped in Wellington, to replace the one broken during her late trip down South.
The alterations that have been made to the p.s. Luna, late the property of the New Zealand Government, rendered it imperative that she should be re-measured to ascertain her tonnage and passenger accommodation. We learn from the New Zealand Times that she measures now 247 tons, as against 196 formerly. Her passenger accommodation is as follows: Cabin, 37ft, fore-cabin, 25ft, or 62ft in all when at sea. When she is within extended river limits, she is allowed to carry 224 passengers, and when within river limits, 384. She is at present engaged in the Greymouth coal trade, under command of Captain Bascand, who had the Waipara at this port some few years ago.
We notice by recent telegram that the New Zealand Shipping Company’s ship Otaki made the passage from Lyttelton home in 66 days, the smartest trip on record. Her average was nearly 200 miles a day throughout the passage.
The Daily Telegraph states that during the voyage of the Swedish barque Erato, from Gothenburg to Melbourne, Captain Hanson reports that he fell in with what he confidently believes was a derelict vessel in a sinking condition in latitude 11deg, 46 min. S, and longitude 32deg, 27min. W. The vessel was a large black painted barque, and had evidently been in collision, the bowsprit and foretopmast having been carried away. The sails were hanging to the yards, the maintopsail being sheeted home, and in so far as could be ascertained there was no one on board. There was a ship which was much nearer to the disabled vessel than the Erato, and Captain Hanson is under the impression that the crew of the barque had been taken on board this ship. The name or nationality of the barque could not be ascertained.
THE SILVER CLOUD.
The three-masted schooner Silver Cloud is a remarkably handsome vessel, and appears to be well found. She has splendid masts and spars, and her standing and running rigging, as well as the sails, are in very good condition. Her cabin is substantially and neatly fitted, having all the convenience of a large, including a fireplace. The accommodation for the men is much better than usually found in vessels of the Silver Cloud’s tonnage. She has a very roomy hold, and carries a large cargo for her size. In our opinion, she is almost too good for the trade she is in, viz, carrying coal. She is admirably adapted for the China trade. From her appearance we should imagine she is a fast boat, having nice lines, a fine entrance and a clean run. She was built in Sunderland in 1874, and was classed at Lloyds for 12 years. She will leave [Napier] for New South Wales, on the 30th.
POST OFFICE NOTICE.
For Fiji, Sandwich Islands, America, West Indies, United Kingdom, and Continent of Europe &c, via San Francisco, on Monday 4th June, at 8 a.m.
Money orders and registered letters will close at 5 p.m. Newspapers and book packets will close at 9 p.m. on Saturday, 2nd June.
For the undermentioned places every Monday and Thursday at 5.30 a.m. –
Clive, Hastings, Havelock, Te Aute, Kaikora, Waipawa, Waipukurau, Danevirk [Dannevirke], Norsewood, Tahoarite [ Tahoraiti ], Woodville, Foxton, Palmerston, Wanganui, Taranaki, Wellington and Southern Provinces &c., Wallingford, Porangahau, Wainui and Castle Point.
On the other days of the week, mails close as usual, at 6.30 a.m.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.
C.P. O’DOWD (Taradale). – We cannot insert your letter, it being a comment on a case now pending in the Supreme Court.
O’HANLON – At Taradale, on April 26, the wife of J.F. O’Hanlon, of a daughter.
McLEAN – On the 2nd May, at Tuki Tuki Station, the wife of Mr Allan McLean, of a daughter.
HANLON – At Napier, on the 3rd May, the wife of Mr W. Hanlon, of a daughter.
GRAHAM – At Napier, on May 7, the wife of Mr W.J. Graham, of a daughter.
NAIRN – At Pourerere, on May 9, the wife of John Nairn Esq., of a son.
HARRIS – On the 10th of May, at Tonk’s Cottage, Webb-street, Wellington, the wife of J.J. Harris, of a daughter.
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.
CARTER – At Wairoa, on May 15, the wife of Mr Edwin Carter, 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.
SCRAGG – At Taradale, on May 19, the wife of Mr Scragg, a daughter.
NORTHE – At Parnell, Auckland, on May 24, the wife of Mr M.F. Northe, of a daughter.
BENNETT – At Omaranui [ Omarunui ], on the 26th May, the wife of Mr John Bennett, of a son.
LOCKE – At Napier, on the 28th of May, the wife of S. Locke Esq., of a son.
GLEN – At Napier, on the 29th instant, the wife of Mr P. Glen, of a daughter.
GIBBONS – WYLLIE – on the 26th April, by the Rev. W.H. Root, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mangapapa, Gisborne, Robert George Gibbons Junior, of Napier, son of Mr R.G. Gibbons, of Gisborne, Poverty Bay, to Hannah Tungia Ralston, eldest Daughter of the late Mr James Wyllie of Poverty Bay.
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.
VAUGHAN – On board the Falcon, at sea, on the 23rd April, David Vaughan, of Napier, aged 39 years.
CARRINGTON – At Taranaki, New Plymouth, on the 7th May, Nelson, eldest son of O. Carrington Esq., of Taranaki and late Assistant Engineer Public Works Department, aged 32 years.
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 please copy.
DAVIES – At Wellington, on May 12, W.E. Davies, fourth son of the late Rev C.P. Davies, aged 24 years.
TANNIEN – At Barrack Hill, Goldsmith Road, on the 13th May, Mr John Tannien, aged 51 years.
GODDARD – At Napier, on the 23rd May, Mr James Robert Goddard, aged 53 years.
NORTHE – At Parnell, Auckland, on the 31st May, Christina, the wife of Mr H.F. Northe, late of Napier.
“HAWKE’S BAY SPECIAL SETTLEMENTS ACT, 1872.”
Crown Lands Office,
Napier, 19th May 1877.
Notice is hereby given that the following selections of land in the MAKARETU RESERVE having been forfeited, will under Section 13 of the above Act, be sold for Cash, by Public Auction at the Crown Lands Office, at Noon on MONDAY, the 30th July 1877.
Applications Contents Upset price
A.R.P £ s. d.
13 100 0 0 50 0 0
15 100 0 0 50 0 0
17 200 0 0 100 0 0
49 100 0 0 50 0 0
50 60 0 0 30 0 0
54 100 0 0 50 0 0
86 40 0 0 20 0 0
110 50 0 0 25 0 0
111 50 0 0 25 0 0
*The above areas are exclusive of 5 per cent allowance for Roads.
Commissioner of Crown Lands.