THE WEEKLY MERCURY. 9
BOYLAN AND CO.,
RESPECTFULLY invites the attention of the public and especially to COUNTRY STOREKEEPRS, to their large assortment of NEW GOODS –
Builders’ Ironmongery –
WIRE and EWBANK’S NAILS Rim and Mortice Locks, Hinges Screws, Augers, Adzes. PLANES, Levels, Gauges, Floor Cramps, Chisels, Gouges, Axes, Hatches, Hammers, Gimblets, Spokeshaves, Saws (Pit and Crosscut, Hand, Tenon, and Compass), Door Springs, Sash Weights, Lines, and Pulleys, &c.
Brass Foundry –
Cornic [Cornice] Rings and Pool Ends, Curtain Bands and Hooks, Cornice and Window Brackets, Bolts, Sash, Table, and Casement Fasteners, Hinges, Blind Furniture. Beer, Bottling, and Range Cocks, &c.
Agricultural Implements –
Hornsby’s and Ramsons’ 1 and 3 Wheel-Ploughs, Harrow’s Winmowing [Winnowing] Machines, (Horse Powers) Wheat Mills, Corn Shellers, CHAFF CUTTERS, (hand and horse power), Coil, Plough, Cart and Dog CHAINS, Hames, Grind-stone, Draining and Grafting Tools, Hedge, Pruning and Sheep Shears, Scythes, Sickles, Reap Hooks, Maull Rings, Wedges, Fencing Wire, Steel-yards, GALVANISED WIRE NETTING, 3/8 to 2 in. Mesh, Saddles, Bridles, Girths, Spurs, &c.
B.B.H. Bar and Rod Iron –
Boiler Plate, Sheet Iron (black and galvanised), Anvils, Vyces [Vices], Spring, Shear, Cast, and Blister STEEL, Horse Nails, Files and Rasps, Portable Forges, Bellows, Dray, and Buggy Axles, Iron Pipe, HYDRAULIC WOOL PRESS.
Galvanised Corrugated Iron
Q.G. and ½ rd. Guttering, Down Pipe, Ridging, Brackets, Spikes and Tubes, SHEET ZINC, (plain and perforated), Sheet Lead, WHITE LEAD, boiled and raw Linseed, Colza, Castor and Kerosine Oils, Paint Brushes, Sash Tools, Varnish, Soft Soap, Raddle and Charcoal, Putty, Colours, (dry and ground), Liquid Paint in 5 and 10lb tins.
American Novelties –
Saws, Braces and Bits, Arkansas, Washita and Pond Stones, Corn-shellers, Weigh(s)ing Machines, Sausage Machines, Ames, Collins, and Day’s S. and L.H. Shovels, Axes, Hatches, &c.
Furnishing Requisites –
BEDSTEADS, (single and double), Childrens Cots, LAMPS in great variety, Cooking, Parlour and Office Stoves, from 30s upwards, Colonial Ovens, Fenders, Fire Irons, HOLLOWARE, (tinned and enamelled, Brushware, Tinware, Doormats, Scrapers, Tubs, Buckets, Wash and Knive Boards, Mangles, Wringers, Portable Washing Boilers and Furnace Pans, Charcoal and Flat Irons, Electroplate Tea and Coffee Pots, Quets, Butter Coolers, Toast Ra[c]ks, Cake Baskets, Spoons, Forks, Tea Trays, Bells, Chandeliers, (gas and kerosene) in 2 to 8 lights.
Rodger’s, Locksood’s and Johnson’s Table and Pocket Knives, Steels, Knive Sharpeners, Scissors, Razors, Fleams Sheath Knives.
Dairy Utensils –
Churns, Milk Pans and Seives [Sieves], Butter Pats and Prints, Scules [Scales?], Wood Spoons, &c.
Single and Double-barrelled Guns, Sporting and Blasting Powder, Fuce [Fuse?], Dynamite, &c., &c.
N.B. – BOYLAN & CO., are now SELLING OFF their entire STOCK OF CROCKERY at an under Cost.
50 dozed [dozen] GRANITE CUPS and SAUCERS, from 4s per dozen.
100 dozen PLATES, from 2s 6d per dozen
100 dozen CHILDRENS MUGS, from 2s per dozen
PRESERVE POTS in Nests, EARTHEN MILK PANS, TEAPOTS, from 1s each; TUMBLERS, from 6d per doz. Also a large variety of Articles, too numerous to mention.
PIANOS AND HARMONIUMS
By all the celebrated English and French Makers, for Cash or on time-payment system.
THE FANCY DRESS BALL.
AT the request of a large circle of our readears [readers], we give the list of the ladies and gentlemen present at the ball that took place on Friday, the 3rd instant.
The ball was held in Messrs Kinross and Co’s new store at the Spit, which was elegantly decorated, and brilliantly lighted for the occasion. The appearance of the room, as the guests arrived about nine o’clock, was highly picturesque, the shifting and ever varying colors of the costumes affording a most harmonious and charming effect. The scene would, however, have been more strikingly effective had the company been more numerous, the size of the room being quite capable of accommodating another fifty couples. The costumes of both ladies and gentlemen were, in many instances, extremely well adapted to the physique of the wearers, and in nearly all there might have been observed a close attention paid to the details of the dressing of the characters assumed. Amongst the most striking of the costumes were those of Mrs Burke, Mrs Stuart, Mrs Tabuteau, and Mrs Locke. Mrs Burke, in the character of a Polish peasant girl, had on a black velvet jacket, trimmed with silver cord and tassels, over a white muslin and Maltese lace bodice; an under skirt of blue, over which was a scarlet skirt trimmed with silver fringe, and having a border of silver fern leaves; cap of scarlet plush and swan’s down. Mrs R. Stuart appeared as “Starlight,” and wearing a black net dress thickly stuffed with silver stars, and on her head a silver tiara. Mrs Tabuteau’s dress as an ancient lady of the 16th century was faultlessly correct. Mrs Locke as Mary Queen of Scots, was a living picture. Mrs H.C. Wilson assumed the character of Marguerite, wearing a white and blue merino dress, tanner leather satchel and shoes.
Amongst the gentlemen the most noticeable costumes were those of Messrs. Burnett, Von Tempsky, Burke, McLean, Ruddock, Eva, Ridings, and Moore. Mr W. Burnett appeared as Louis XIII, dressed in a black velvet shape, complete, sashed, blue trimmings and silver lace, with hat and plume. Mr Von Tempsky as Malcolm, was dressed in Anglo-Saxon costume, strictly in accordance with Kean’s dressing of that character. Mr Ruddock as a Polish peasant had on black velvet and amber braces over a lace shirt. Mr Burke appeared as a Courtier of the time of Charles II with moroon [maroon] velvet dress, with white satin sashings, cloak, hat and plume. Mr Allen McLean’s conception of King Duncan was perfect. He wore a green velvet shirt trimmed with ermine with scarlet robe, fleshings and sandals, Crown and sceptre. Mr Eva as Laertes was dressed in amber shirt, richly trimmed with black velvet and bugles, cape and hat to match. Mr Riding took the character of Cassio and wore a mauve Venetian shirt and cloak with tights, hat &c. Mr E. Moore appeared as Joseph Surface, in the School for Scandal, and was dressed in a handsome brown costume of the period of George III, with bag wig. Mr J. Fryer also appeared as a gentleman of the same period, his dress being blue and white. Mr C. Kennedy as Don Caesar had on a maroon jacket and trunks, slashed with white satin, and silver trimmings with cavalier hat.
We regret being unable to give more than the bare list of the names of the company and the characters assumed, there having been no description of the costumes furnished to the stewards.
The following were present: –
Mrs Brandon, Ambulance Nurse
Miss Brandon, Milkmaid
Miss Bower, Paquita (Giroffle Giroffla) [Girofle Girofla]
Mrs Burke, Polish Peasant
Miss Browning, Japanese Lady
Mrs Banks, Columbia
Miss Banks, Rainbow
Mrs Begg, Spanish Lady
Miss Begg, Vivandiere
Miss J. Begg, Gitana
Mrs W. Birch, Yarmouth Fishwife
Mrs Brathwaite, Doctor of Medicine
Mrs Brown, Nurse
Miss Brown, Vivandiere
Mrs Buenett [Burnett], Night
Mrs Bendall, Spanish Lady
Miss Baker, Roman Peasant
Miss Coleman, Mary Queen of Scots
Mrs Carlile, Doctor of Laws
Mrs Chambers, Lady of 19th Century
Miss Chambers, Union Jack
Miss M. Chambers, Lady of 17th Century
Miss Donnelly, Archery
Mrs Elmes, Lucrezia Borgia
Mrs Eva, Summer
Mrs Gillman, Marguerite
Miss Goudy, Winter
Mrs Hoadley, Turkish Lady
Mrs J.P. Hamlin, Italian Peasant
Mrs Irvine, Lady of 19th Century
Miss Irvine, Spring
Mrs Kennedy, Lady of 19th Century
Mrs Locke, Mary Queen of Scots
Mrs De Lisle, lady-help
Mrs Lyndon, Queen of Hearts
Mrs M.R. Miller, Winter
Mrs E. Moore, Vivandiere
Mrs Newton, Lady of 16th Century
Mrs Rhodes, Spanish Lady
Mrs Randall, Swiss Peasant
Mrs Rawlinson, Lady of 19th Century
Mrs Rich, Morning
Mrs Sainsbury, Mother Hubbard
Miss Sutton, Queen of the May
Mrs H.W.P. Smith, Winter
Mrs Spencer, Parsee Lady
Mrs Shrimpton, Liberty
Mrs R. Stuart, Night
Mrs Tuke, Croquet
Miss E. Tuke, Summer
Miss E. Taylor, Peasant of the Campagna
Miss L. Taylor, Tuscan Lady
Mrs Towgood, Quakeress
Mrs Tabuteau, Lady of 16th Century
Miss Walker, Folly
Mrs H.C. Wilson, Marguerite
Mrs Withers, Vivandiere
Miss Watty, Gitana
Mrs R.P. Williams, Morning
Mr S. Begg, Barrister
Mr J.D. Bell, Diplomatic Uniform, No. 2
Mr F. Berkley, Negro Minstrel
Mr W. Bogle, Sailor
Mr S.G. Brandon, Capt. Napier Militia
Mr W. Birch, Sailor
Mr R. Brathwaite, William Tell
Mr W. Burnett, King Louis XIII
Mr W.U. Burke, Cavalier
Mr J.W. Carlile, Gent. Temp. George I.
Mr A.L. Campbell, Italian Brigand
Mr F.C. Caldwell, Yachtsman
Mr J. Chambers, Junr., Apache Indian Chief
Mr H. Donnelly, French Count
Mr F.W. Elmes, Turkish Dress
Mr A.R. Eva, Laertes
Mr R. Farmer, Fancy Evening Dress
Mr J.A. Fryer, Gen. Temp. George IV.
Mr J. Giblin, Smuggler
Mr J.K. Goudie, Neapolitan Fisherman
Mr A.F. Hamilton, Highland Dress
Mr C.B. Hoadley, Collegian
Mr A.J.D. Irvine, Uniform N.A.V.
Mr J.G. Kinross, Hunting Squire of the old School
Mr Goldingham, Gentleman Jockey
Mr A. Kennedy, Evening Dress
Mr C.D. Kennedy, Don Caesar de Bazan
Mr F.J. De Lisle, Boatswain
Mr S. Lock, Turkish Dress
Mr E. Lyndon, Fancy Evening Dress
Mr Lush, Paddy O’Rafferty
Mr A. McLean, King Duncan
Mr W. Mason, Clown
Mr M.R. Miller, Sir Roger de Coverley
Mr E. Moore, Gent. Temp. George IV
Mr T.K. Newton, Capt. Napier Militia
Mr F. Newton, Sailor
Mr E.F. Rich, Uniform Customs Landing Waiter
Mr G.E. Ridings, Cassio
Mr W. Routledge, Capt. N.A.V.
Mr J. Rhodes, Capt. Napier Militia
Mr H.S. Ruddock, Cavalier
Mr J. Rhodes, Junr., Military Undress
Mr G.E. Sainsbury, Negro Minstrel
Mr W. Shrimpton, Sailor
Mr A. St. Hill, Swiss Peasant
Mr W.I. Spencer, Regimental Surgeon
Mr R. Stuart, Garibaldi
Mr J.M. Tabuteau, Uniform Collector of Customs
Mr A. Tiffen, Swiss Peasant
Mr H.S. Tiffen, Barrister
Mr L. Von Tempsky, Malcolm,
Mr H.C. Wilson, Turkish Dress
Mr E. Withers, Major Napier Militia
Mr J.N. Williams, Turkish Dress
Mr R.P. Williams, Lieut, Tower Hamlet Militia
Mr Yates, Uniform
Mr J. Goldsworth, Swiss Peasant
Mr W. Neale, Touchstone
RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3.
(Before R. Stuart, Esq., R.M.)
William Thomas, a small boy apparently about 10 or 11 years of age (son of the man Thomas, who some two years ago stabbed Cable, and who was tried and sentenced at the Supreme Court to a term of imprisonment), was brought up as being destitute and a wanderer, having no settled place of abode, proper guardianship, or visible means of support. With a view to his being sent to a Naval Training School, he was remanded until Tuesday, the 7th instant.
Northe v Gallaghan. – Claim £3. No appearance of defendant. Judgment (by default) for amount claimed, and 9s costs.
Thompson v Mahoney. – Claim £4 4s. Set-off filed for £2 16s 8d. Judgment for plaintiff, less amount of set-off, and 9s costs.
The other civil cases set down for hearing to-day were withdrawn.
SATURDAY AUGUST 4.
Stephen Trainer, for this offence, was fined five shillings, or 24 hours imprisonment. He took the latter, funds being low at present.
Mary Ann McNamara, a young woman of appasently [apparently] about 19 or 20 summers, and against whom there have been two previous convictions since Christmas, the last one being also for stealing a shawl, for which she was sent to prison for a month, was again brought up in custody charged with stealing another shawl of the value of 7s 6d, the property of one Caroline Johansen. Prisoner was arrested last evening about a mile out of town with the property in her possession. She was convicted, and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment with hard labour.
SURETIES OF THE PEACE.
An information and complaint by one William Light, engineer of the steamer Manaia against Thomas Smith, the master of the same boat, setting forth that defendant on yesterday did unlawfully threaten complainant, and praying that defendant might be required to find securities to keep the peace towards him, was dealt with by defendant being ordered to enter into his own recognizance to keep the peace for six months in the sum of £25, and to pay the costs of the Court amounting to 11s 6d.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7.
George Wright charged on the information of Edward Ashton with having been on Sunday afternoon last, “unlawfully drunk” was convicted and fined 10s with 14s costs, or in default twenty-four hours imprisonment.
Fergus Cleary was also charged with a similar offence, and further with having committed an
on Edward Aston on Sunday afternoon last. Evidence of the offence having been heard he was convicted of the assault, and fined 40s with costs 11s 6d; or, in default of payment 14 days imprisonment with hard labor. His Worship dismissed the information for drunkenness. The fine and costs were paid forthwith.
THE BOY THOMAS.
In this case an order was made that the boy be sent to the Naval Training School at Kohimarama, and kept there until he attain the age of fifteen years.
Sixteen cases had been set down for hearing to-day. Of these five had been paid in the meantime, two were adjourned, in three cases at suit of the “trustees in the estate of Thomas Meehan,” there was no appearance, and the following came before the Court: –
Pocock v Hughes. – Claim £3 3s, for rent. Judgment for plaintiff, with 9s costs.
Allanach v Foster. – Claim £1 13s 11d, for bread supplied. Judgment, by default, for amount claimed, and 14s costs.
Crow v. Blackburn. – Claim £1 7s 0d for goods. Judgment (by default) for plaintiff, with 14s cost.
Robertson v. McCallum. – Claim £2 10s, bakers’ account. Judgment for plaintiff (by default) for £2 10s, and costs 9s.
Neal and Close v. Anderson. – Claim £8 for rent. Judgment confessed.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8.
William Townsend, for a first offence of the above description, was fined and paid five shillings.
Frank McCarty, in a similar case, was cautioned and discharged.
Mary Fisher, charged by information and summons, with having imbibed too much last Sunday, was fined five shillings, with costs 11s 6d, she having denied the charge, which had to be substantiated by evidence, on oath, of two witnesses.
Edward Rule, for furious riding in Hastings Street last Sunday evening, was fined in the maximum penalty of £5, with costs 9s 6d, or in default one month’s