8 THE WEEKLY MERCURY.
23 – Manaia. p.s., from Wairoa. Passengers – Miss Higgins, Messrs Smith, Poiser, Gray, Dr. Houghton and 4 natives.
23 – Taupo, s.s., from the South. Passengers – Mesdames Knowles and Rathbone, Misses Constable and Knowles, Messrs Johnson, Millar, Knowles, Rathbone, Isaacs, Saunders, Maney, Pearce, Carter, Goldsmith, Cameron. Hodgehant, Kennedy, and Bartleman.
24 – Rangatira, s.s., from Poverty Bay. Passengers – Mrs Tatham and child, Messrs Phillips, Hill, Faulknor, Dugdale, Leonard, Turner, Edney, and 8 Maoris, including 1 prisoner.
24 – Result, s.s., from Wairoa.
24 – H.M.S. Sappho, from Wellington.
26 – Southern Cross, s.s., from Auckland. Passengers – Miss Buckland, Messrs Petersen and Hendry.
26 – Rapid cutter, from Mohaka.
26 – Minnie Hare, schooner, from Hokianga
27 – Fairy, s.s., from Mahia.
28 – Kiwi, s.s., from Wellington via the Coast. One passenger.
28 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Messrs Jobberns, Randle, Ford, Weller, Wright, Targatt, Clency, and 9 steerage.
28 – Opotoki, schooner, from Poverty Bay.
22 – Rangatira, s.s., for Poverty Bay. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Wilson and two children, Messrs Berry, Roach, Norris, Anderson, Pearce, Dugdale, Johnson, Wilkinson, and 4 original.
23 – Taupo, s.s., for Poverty Bay, Tauranga and Auckland. Passengers – Mesdames Singleton, Buller and child, Graham and 2 children, Misses Skeet, Wylie (2), and Williams, Messrs. Ebbertt, Carter, Edwards, Oleson, Mahoney, Watkins, Fletcher, Irvine, R. Price, S. R. Dransfield, J. Watt, H. E. Mann, R. Sime, Leslie, Hamlin, and several others.
24 – H.M.S. Sappho, for Fiji Islands.
24 – Elizabeth Curle, schooner, for Pelorus Sound.
24 – Rangatira, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Mr and Mrs Wordsworth, Mrs Davis, Miss Dickson, Messrs Ford, Madden, Runnell, Judge, Martin, Thomas, Skelly, Pearson, Constable, Whitehead, Moon, Drake, Meade, Arthur, Pribble, Turner, and Edney.
24 – Venus, ketch, for Mercury Bay.
25 – Fairy, s.s., for Whangawehi
27 – Mataura, ship, for Wellington.
27 – Result, s.s., for Wairoa. Four passengers.
28 – Manaia, p.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs. Maney, Fraser, Lloyd, Craig, Mackenzie, Glass, Adair, and a few others.
28 – Rapid, cutter, for Mohaka.
28 – Southern Cross, s.s., for Auckland. Passengers – Two steerage.
28 – Rangatira, s.s., for Poverty Bay. Passengers – Messrs Locke, Kelly, Owen, Large, Evans, and Willis.
The s.s Taupo, Captain Carey, arrived at the anchorage early on Friday, and was immediately tendered by the Bella and her passengers landed. Her cargo was lightered by the Three Brothers, which was towed out by the Bella that morning. When just outside of Wellington, the Taupo was in company with H.M.S. Sappho. The latter vessel then signalled the following message, and requested the Press Agency to wire it all over the colony: -“Future port, bound to Fiji Islands: beginning of January, Navigation Islands.”
The p.s. Manaia arrived early on Friday from Wairoa, having come down under easy steam. She brings 13 passengers, and 20 bales of wool.
The s.s. Rangatira left on Thursday for Gisborne. In going out she slightly touched. On returning from the steamer, the Pilot had a depth of nine feet of water on the Bar, but it must be borne in mind that the channel was at its best, it being spring, and consequently tides rising a little higher.
The s.s. Rangatira returned from Poverty Bay early on Saturday, having had fine weather both ways. Her outward passengers, of which there was a large number, went off on the Bella at 11 o’clock. She had a cargo of 300 sacks maize, 30 packages sundries, and 2 boxes silver coin.
The s.s. Taupo, Capt. Carey, left on Friday evening for Poverty Bay and Northern Ports.
H.M. steam sloop Sappho paid us a flying visit on Saturday, just having called in to receive further instruction from the Government. Mr Henderson, second lieutenant, was ashore for about an hour. Our readers will recollect that the Sappho was here two years ago, and on one of the days (Sunday), she was visited be a large number of inhabitants of Napier. The officers on board are the same as on her last visit, and were all sorry that their stay was so short this time.
The schooner Elizabeth Carle left on Saturday for Pelorus sound.
The s.s. Result returned from Wairoa early on Saturday, with a cargo of wool, 78 bales of which she put aboard the Helen Denny.
Both the Helen Denny and Dragon are fast filling up with outward cargo. We hear the former will take home a few cabin passengers.
The s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, left Auckland on Saturday last, at 1 o’clock, arriving here at half-past eleven on Monday, after a fine weather passage. She was promptly boarded by the Pilot, and brought to the outer wharf, Captain Holmes having just saved the tide. She landed all her live stock last trip without the loss of an animal. On this present down trip she has 80 tons of general cargo, being principally transhipments Ex Bella Mary from Hobart Town, and Otaki from London. She will return to Auckland on or about Wednesday with a cargo of fat stock shipped by Mr. R. Kelly, of Poverty Bay. Passed two schooners coming up the Bay, but too far off to distinguish them properly. Captain Holmes informs us that the new steamer Mohaka, intended for the Napier and Mohaka trade, was successfully launched at Auckland last Saturday, and will be ready to leave in about a fortnight. She will be commanded by Captain Smith, of the Manaia, and Mr. Petersen, late chief officer of the Southern Cross, has left the latter steamer to take charge of the Manaia. Mr. Eccles has succeeded Mr. Petersen.
The cutter Rapid has had a quick run from Mohaka, having left there on Monday. She has a cargo for wool and maize.
The s.s. Fairy took out with her a load of wool for the Dragon on Monday, and then left for the Coast for wool.
The schooner Minnie Hare is from Hokianga, with a load of timber for the Harbor Works. In crossing the eastward side of the bar, the schooner, although drawing barely eight feet, grazed slightly; but after crossing, and when 200 feet inside the westward works, and in mid channel, she hung for about five minutes. Fortunately it was half flood tide, and a fair wind.
The s.s Fairy returned from Mahia on Tuesday, with a cargo of flour.
The ship Mataura, Captain Brown, left on Tuesday for Wellington. The Pilot got her underweigh about 10 o’clock, and with the breeze she had was soon clear of the Bluff. In weighing the anchor, it was seen the cable had parted: fortunately, the anchored is buoyed, and there will be not difficulty in picking it up. Captain Brown informs us he expects to be away from Napier about three weeks.
The Manaia and Result left on Tuesday, the former for Mohaka and Wairoa, the latter for Wairoa and Whakahi. Amongst the passengers by the Manaia we noticed Mr. Lloyd, Telegraph Inspector, and his assistant, going to complete the telegraph station at Mohaka.
The s.s. Southern Cross, Captain Holmes, took in a valuable lot of cattle on Wednesday consisting of 13 young draught horses, 42 head of prime fat cattle, including the fat prize bullock at the late Cattle Show, also 60 merino ram hoggetts, and 250 fat wethers. The steamer left about 11 o’clock.
The anchor left in the Bay by the Mataura will be picked up either by the Rangatira or Kiwi, and taken to Wellington.
The Omaha leaves Auckland for the Chatham Islands on ThursO.day, the 6th December.
The Mataura, hence on Tuesday night, was passed by the Kiwi on Wednesday off the Kidnappers, and by the Rangatira off Pourerere later the same day.
The s.s Kiwi, Capt. Campbell, arrived in the bay early on Wednesday, and was immediately brought to the outer wharf, when she discharged her cargo, being principally transhipped in English vessels. On this trip, Capt. Campbell found it impossible to call at Castle Point, so he came on to Napier. Since the Kiwi was last here she has made an intermediate trip to Castle Point and back to Wellington with wool.
The s.s. Rangatira, Capt. Evans, arrived in the bay on Wednesday from Wellington, and was immediately tendered by the Bella. The passengers and mails were landed and embarked. Before proceeding to Poverty Bay (having missed the tide here) she put on board the lighter Esk 245 kegs of blasting powder, which was landed and taken to the magazine. The Rangatira had tolerably head wind and fine weather most of the passage.
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 16th December.
For Fiji, Sandwich Islands, America, West Indies, the United Kingdom, Continent of Europe, &c., via San Francisco, on Saturday, 15th December, at 9 p.m.
Money Orders and Registered Letters via San Francisco will close at 5 p.m. Book Packets and Newspapers at 8 p.m. on Saturday, the 15th December.
For Clive, Hastings, Havelock, Te Aute, Kaikora, Waipawa, Waipukurau, and Takapau, on Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30 p.m.: on other days of the week, at 6.30 a.m.
For Norsewood, Danevirk [Dannevirke], Tahoarite [Tahoraite], Woodville, Masterton, Greytown, Foxton, Palmerston, Wanganui, Taranaki, Wellington, and Southern Provinces, on Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.50 a.m.
For Motuotaria, Wallingford, and Porangahau, on Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30 a.m.
For Wainui and Castle Point, on Mondays, at 5.30 a.m.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.
SHORTHAND. – Many thanks. If you would call and transcribe portions of the original you would oblige.
CLAYTON. – At his residence, Gisborne, Poverty Bay, on Thursday, the 15th November, the wife of Mr H. Clayton, of a son.
VILLERS. – On the 19th of November, at Ormond, the wife of Mr John Villers, of a son.
WILLIAMS. – At Milton-road, Napier, on the 22nd November, the wife of N. Williams, of a son.
LYNN. – At Hastings, on 24th November, the wife of I. Lynn, of a son.
SNELLING – At her residence, Tennyson-street, on the 26th November, the wife of Mr. S. A. Snelling, of a daughter.
BOWLER – COLDICUTT. – On November 19, at Gisborne, Poverty Bay, Alexander, youngest son of the late W. Bowler, Esq., of Wellington, to Edith Florence Coldicutt.
WHITE. – At Exmere, Te Aute, on Nov. 17th, Reginald Franklin, youngest son of J. Franklin White, aged 7 months.
BISHOP. – At Hastings, on the 23rd November, Sydney Thomas, infant son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bishop, aged 13 weeks.
MR. R. C. WILSON,
SURGEON AND MECHANICAL DENTIST.