8 THE WEEKLY MERCURY.
5 – Acadia, schooner, from Lyttelton.
5 – Southern Cross, s.s., from Wellington.
5 – Manaia, s.s., from Wairoa. Passengers – Mrs Taylor, Messrs Fraser, McMurray, Maloney, Gray, and Reay.
6 – Wanaka, s.s., from Wellington, and Southern ports. Passengers – Messrs Edwards, Goldingham, Forbes, Capt. Russell, 4 steerage and 1 for the North.
7 – Columbia, schooner, put back
9 – Mary Ann Hudson, ketch, from Long Point
11 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Messrs Stacey, Webb, Porter, Jorns, Christisson Elrig, Samuel Scully, Carroll, Ellis, Mackay, Townsend, Macdonald, Hawkins, 2 natives, and 9 steerage.
11 – Kiwi, s.s., from Wellington via Castle Point. Passengers – Messrs Bell, Carter, and another.
12 – Fairy, s.s., from Poverty Bay via Whangwheri [Whangahehi, near Mahia – HBKB]. One passenger.
6. Stormbird, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Miss McAnaran, Miss Carruthers, Miss Waters, Messrs Axup [Arup], and McDonald.
6 – Kiwi, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Messrs Bennett, and Greenwood.
6 – Wanaka, s.s., for Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland. Passengers – Miss McCormick, Captains Read and Campbell, Messrs J.G. Kinross, Morice (2), Herbert, Reay, Cuff, Walker, Nicholson, Sheehan M.H.R., Zelman, S. Locke, J.P. Hamlin, Hepata Maiti and 2 children, Wi Haronga, Hoera, Anaru, and 1 original.
7 – Southern Cross, s.s., for Thames and Auckland. Passengers – Mr Dickenson.
9 – Silver Cloud, three-masted schooner, for Newcastle, N.S.W.
10 – Acadia, schooner, for Lyttelton
10 – Manaia, p.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs Davis, Harkis, McMurray, Roach, Fraser, Witty, Anderson, Maloney, and several others; 8 natives
11 – Isabella Pratt, schooner, for Oamaru
11 – Result, s.s., for Wairoa. Four passengers
11 – Andrew Reid, barque, for Valparaiso
The s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, arrived at 2 p.m. on Thursday from Wellington in ballast. While in Wellington she went on the slip, and had a thorough cleaning. She left Wellington on 3.15 p.m. on Wednesday, and had fine weather with fresh southerly breeze, throughout the passage.
The s.s. Wanaka, Captain McGillivray, arrived in the Bay at 9 a.m. on Friday, from Southern Ports, after a fine weather passage of 22 hours from Wellington. She brought a few passengers, and a quantity of cargo for this port, and steams again this evening for Auckland via Poverty Bay and Tauranga.
The steamers Stormbird and Kiwi both left for Wellington on Friday, the former at 12, and the latter an hour later.
The Wanaka steamed for Gisborne and northern ports on Friday evening, at 6 o’clock.
The ketch Mary Ann Hudson arrived in port on Monday from Long Point, where she had been compelled to take shelter. She was unable to get into the Mohaka, and has consequently brought her cargo back with her. On Thursday last, having parted one cable, she slipped the other, and put to sea, encountering very heavy weather till arrival.
The s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, left at 1 p.m. on Saturday for Thames and Auckland, with a load of cattle and sheep. In coming in on Friday, she dragged through the bar, on which there were barely nine feet of water, and in going out on Saturday she did the same. Her cargo consisted of 60 head of cattle and 300 sheep. She arrived at the Thames at 11 a.m. on Monday, so that she has made a good passage North.
The Stormbird came into collision upon her arrival at Wellington with the schooner Isabel. The steamer’s starboard rigging was carried away, and the jibboom of the schooner injured.
The mate of the Excelsior was found drowned at Wellington on Saturday.
The schooner Columbia which left this port for Lyttelton on Friday the 29th ult., returned on Saturday morning having thrashed down as far as Cape Palliser. Southerly weather still continuing, her master decided to run back. The schooner left again on Sunday morning at 7.30, and brought up under Cape Kidnapper till the wind is favourable.
There were four vessels wind bound under Cape Kidnappers on Sunday, two of which have been there for about a week. One is no doubt the Maud Graham, and another the Columbia.
The schooner Silver Cloud was towed out on Monday by the Sir Donald, on the strong part of the tide. She had some difficulty in making head way until a rope was run ashore, and several volunteers pulled her through the worst of the tide.
The four sailing vessels which were lying at the Kidnappers for shelter, weighed anchor on Tuesday.
The p.s. Manaia left on Tuesday evening for Wairoa, and the Result on Wednesday.
The s.s. Sir Donald towed out on Tuesday evening the Acadia for Lyttelton [Lyttelton], and on Wednesday morning, the Isabella Pratt for Oamaru.
The s.s. Rangatira, Captain Evans, left Wellington on Monday last, at 5 p.m., but in consequence of some part of her machinery breaking she put back for repairs, arriving at the wharf again at midnight. Having completed repairs, she left again on Tuesday, at 3 p.m., and arrived at the anchorage at Napier at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, and was brought to the Breastwork on Thursday. She met with a fresh head wind but fine weather throughout the passage. The Rangatira brings a full general cargo, and a number of passengers for this port. This is her last trip preparatory to going on the slip for alteration and repairs. We thank Mr. Donald, the purser, for report and files.
The s.s. Kiwi, Captain Campbell, left Wellington at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, and arrived at Castle Point at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Encountered a violent gale from the westward, consequently could not communicate with the shore, and therefore bore up for Napier, and arrived at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
The s.s. Fairy returned from Gisborne at 2 o’clock on Thursday, having called at Whangahehi [Mahia] to land a passenger. She also successfully landed some lighthouse material at Portland Island.
The s.s. Southern Cross left Auckland on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Napier.
The s.s. Wanaka left Auckland for this port on Wednesday. She has the following passengers – For Gisborne: Mrs Best, Messrs Bruford, Dawson, Dudon, Archdeacon Williams, Eyre, Williams. For Napier: Rev. Mr Eccles, Mesdames Lee, Sterndale, Mr and Mrs Naylor, Messrs McInness, Stait, Oxley, Battley, Naylor.
POST OFFICE NOTICE.
For Wellington, Southern Provinces, and Australian Colonies, per Wanaka, on Saturday, at 10 a.m.
For the United Kingdom, Continent of Europe, &c., via Suez and Brindisi, by every opportunity to Wellington, where the mails close on the 27th instant. Correspondence for this route should leave Napier on 23rd instant, per overland.
For Fiji, Sandwich Islands, West Indies, America, United Kingdom, Continent of Europe, &c., via San Francisco, per s.s. Rotorua, on Saturday, 28th instant, at 9 p.m.
Money Orders and Registered Letters will close at 5 p.m. Book Packets and Newspapers, at 8 p.m., 28th 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, 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.
SADDLER & HARNESSMAKER
The Cheapest House in the Trade.
WAIPUKURAU ROAD BOARD.
IT is hereby notified for the information of the Ratepayers that Mr H. MONTEITH has been This Day appointed to be Collector and Clerk of the Board.
THE undersigned hereby call a Meeting to be held at the Schoolhouse, Tamumu, on SATURDAY, the 28th July, at 12 o’clock, noon, for the purpose of forming a Road Board and electing Wardens for the Tamumu District.
J. & H. NAIRN
COLEMAN & McHARDY.
Stock, Land Estate, and General Commission Agent, Waipukurau.
Goods Stored and Forwarded.
Offices and Stores: Near the Railway Station.
NASMITH – At Port Ahuriri, on the 5th July, the wife of Mr James Nasmith, of a son.
JOHNSTON. – At Oruawharo, on the 7th July, the wife of Sydney Johnston, Esq., of a son.
HIRTZEL. – At Porangahau, on the 8th July, the wife of Charles A. M. Hirtzel, of a daughter.
NIGHTINGALE. – At Napier, on the 11th July, the wife of W. F. Nightingale, of a son.
WILLIAMS. – At Napier, on the 10th July after a long and painful illness, Annie Maria, the beloved daughter of John and S. Williams, aged 20 years. – Auckland and Wellington papers please copy.
The Weekly Mercury
HAWKE’S BAY ADVERTISER.
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1877.
MR SHEEHAN’S statement at the Auckland Chess Club dinner the other evening, that the feeling entertained in Hawke’s Bay for Auckland was one of contempt, cannot be accepted here as true. It is certainly not true in the sense in which it has been conveyed by the telegram, that implies we have no sympathy with the commercial prosperity or otherwise of Auckland. So much is this not the case, that the trade depression in the northern capital is a source of considerable anxiety to Napier, the business relations between the two towns in several branches of commerce, being closely connected. Mr. Sheehan was surely joking when he referred to Auckland enriching Napier by drawing her meat supplies from Hawke’s Bay. If Auckland could go elsewhere and find a better and cheaper market in which to buy beef and mutton, the cattle trade between us would soon cease. What Auckland pays Napier for meat is more than returned in the purchase of timber and drapery. In a political sense, however, Mr Sheehan was probably not far wrong when he said that Hawke’s Bay entertained a feeling of contempt for Auckland. The public utterance of those political missionaries Messrs Rees and Sheehan, did not in the least degree tend to improve that feeling. Those energetic, and personally popular lieutenants of Sir George Grey, in their championship of Mr. Buchanan, absolutely damaged his chances of election. The thought that Auckland was endeavouring to further her selfish ends by intriguing in the Napier election, produced a stronger feeling of contempt for her politicians. Considering that Auckland and Dunedin had been trying their utmost to separate the colony for no other object than to enrich the tradesmen of those cities, and that if the scheme had proved successful, Hawke’s Bay would have been infinitely worse off than before separation from Wellington, it was hardly likely the Queen-street ring would have much influence here. The policy of Auckland is purely selfish, and that policy is dictated, not by the country, nor by the wants of an industrious producing population, but by a trade ring, the hungry cries of which have mournfully vibrated over the colony since the city lost the troops and the seat of Government.
CAPTAIN RUSSELL’S MEETING.
ON Wednesday Capt. Russell, the senior M.H.R. for Napier, met his constituents in the Oddfellows’ Hall. The room was crowded in every part by an audience which, while it was not afraid to assert its independence, was evidently determined to give Capt. Russell a fair and impartial hearing.
T.K. Newton, Esq., having been called to the chair, read the advertisement convening the meeting, and then in a few words, expressed his opinion that Capt. Russell had done well in thus meeting his constituents as soon as possible after his return from England. It was not his intention to inflict a speech upon them, but he would ask them to reserve their judgment until they had heard what Capt. Russell had to say. He hoped that the meeting would result in a closer unison between the gallant Captain and those he represented. (Applause.)
Capt. Russell, before entering upon an account of his action during the sitting of the late House of Representatives, expressed a hope that no one had suffered any inconvenience through his inadvertently having at first fixed Tuesday evening for the meeting, when the hall was occupied by the Dramatic Club. It was not his intention to place the “amusement” he might offer against the entertainment provided by the Club; indeed, he had nothing in the shape of a dark séance to set before them. In his speech he proposed to deal first with the part he had taken, and the votes he had given, in the Assembly; then to explain the circumstances under which he left the colony before the close of the session; and after that to take a few Bills which