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The Northern S.S Co.'s New Steamer.

L L:\CiiEON O.N 'I HE liAUvV.A

it is baiels ihieo \e c >tb i-ui^e C o-p tain _\orbury . brought Lid -Ngapuhi — tiie a a brand new .-,u..,n 01— to the breakwater i'ur the Jhvt tunp, and it vas tiioiu-ht that, xh. feteam&lup c ompauy hail looked ahead unJ pro,\ ;ded v .-,ioame> which, vouid meet all v: jimcmc-ni^ to: ->o\«Lal bo i^'-at, Uowciiu, tiad beLn tJiu development ot trade — especially the pas-enycr tr-.ii.L-— be I ween JNcw Plymouth anil C'achu»o Ll that it became cwuenl v j ear a»o uiat Ide JSi.api'lii \va& Dot large eiiowyh. lleiiLL the net- ■ tnuialion ol the Company u> ha\c v new and larger .U'amer built to tu^u J or place, ihe iimawa, whiJi paid hi-r !iis,t visit to the port en Alonlax, is ti:c TesuJt, ai.d the Con]£)eny ia to h- • . t^i' ■i.cutcl ti.pon us enterprise in \ lac- | nig- so '.no a \ e«si»l vi the run. A full Jescription of the Juutiwa nab alicadj ! appeared in" our columns, \\hile our special reporter who accompanied her onthe trip round fr.-ir. \T.>iia;id has written of her good qualities "as a s>ca boat, therefore no need add nothing o u either score. "The Jiara-wa's litst \i-:t to .Vow 7'Jyaaouth on jlonrlay wa> muxL tin; occasion of a gatlieri)i^ on the s-wamer to mark the c\ cut. some ilfty or sixty gvntlemen repress nt a ti\c of"all inicvests, both t'v.vn ami loimiry, i.-jm^ invited to luncheon <-n board tne steamer. Mr \Y. U. Wpbster, Iccal ayent of the Compauv. only rcn.M\ ed his iirsrtructions from the general :iiaiiaper in Auckland. J!(r Uanson, hite on oaturdav c\cnin<>, bo that the n-tiu.-"-as %cry tliort. a> d it i-, po— iblo ihat some %vho would haM.« lii.t-d to iif ore^ent wcie oM-rlooKi-l. 'Jh- ac••omimodation in the falcon of the Karawa. too, nci-e-s-arily li:wited the aumber of in\ jtatiens. so that undei the cir- umustan os Air V-o! sier did ••vot.cJeis in obtaining y U rcpivsi?nt.iti\o &3X attendance. The m'osl-, in'-'u Ird :- Captain W. j\ (Chairman); Messrs- \\\ J). V»eb-tpr ( Yico'-ehau-man), E- Smith, 3Lir.K.. V,. J>owli-y ;Pie--•idont Chainiber of Co'Mmctcei. J . P>. f'o'inett (Chairman of the Hatboiu Board a ncl Alfoturoa I'tco ma Vtorks) 0. Samuel. _\ : . Winer, F. D. JJ Ms- oworth (Chief Posfipaxter). -I. il. lleinlpton ('Collector of Ctnloms), Li«ujt-C'nF«>n'] V.M*, (',>!. - n ->i Hume, Mps-;rs f.'uy jStatii^nm-n-trr), 31o>-oan i l"n:(>n S.t : . Cur.'ij.any). Paton (Vn\ Zealand liisuranoo Ccmpivny). Dan:hope (South Unti-h In-.uraii^o Com [jany!, Captain Craut (Acting ilar>oiirmaster(, AY. J, Perm (Taninald

Herald), E. ' tt\ A^lsworth (Daily Yews). J. K. nikn.'.;. l'aul. J. S. SrcKellar, A. Goldwatcr, M. Fraser, F. V. Corkill C. Woston, Dr. Lea'tham,' G. ilam.son (Sarg«>oJ, Son & Ewoii), .}. W. Wilson (A.' Clark &: Sons), A. | Oldham (L. D. Nathan & Co.), H. , Okey (Chairman County Council), 'Tuckleton (Bank Xew (Zealand), MacDiarmid (Bank of New South Wa'e9), Maunering (I'nion Bant). Wastney (National Bank), M^cfntosh (Australasia), J. B. Roy. ■). Q. Quilliam, S. W. Shaw, W. L. Newman, H. Detnpsey, J. C. Wtebster. Ken. Webster. J. S. S. Medley, 1). Berry, H. Bedford, D. K. Morrison, H. Godclacre, Collins, D'Arcy liobertson. Robbins (Mayor of [Taw-era), Wilson (H ( awera), Sargeant (Hawera), Paterson (Hawera). A special train at 12.15 p.m. con- \ eyed the gue-;ts alongside the steamer, where they were cordially velcom-

Ed by Captain Norbury, who was evidently feeling proud of his bhip, as he lias reason to be.

Punctually at one o'clock the company sat down in the handsome •:aloon to a luncheon which did infinite credit to the Chief Steward, MlA. Pranjrley, and his .-^talr. The menu was a in,o-t elaborate ono, and

bore .strong; testimony to the u-^ourccs of the culinary department. A little attention wnich was duly appreciated, too, was the button-hole which each iciest found in the peak of nis serviette. After the ffoo'l things had been disposed of, Captain Norinuy, who presided, proposed tho toast of "The King," which was duly honoured. Xv 0. Samuel then. \n a brief Speech, propound "Tho \oi-tliern Steamship Compnnv." coupling with the toast the nanu* of Mr W. M. Webster. He regretted (hut ('aptain Anderson, the Chairman of Diroutors of thn Company, and M,r Hanson, the rjeneral Manager, were not present to accept their ron<ri atnlation>< upon this, the be^t vessel of their l!eet. I\'othinrr did more for (he prosperity of the colony than its <hiiprpino;. and both the Northern Company afifa the (inion Company had, by their enterprise, contribute" I very greatly in ibat respect. He had \ iev . ! with itcfmi ration the fine steamer they wore on, ancJ wa-s kuvo they wei'e all gratefid to the Noithorn t'omjnany for tlie roinfoi 11-,I 1 -, comenk'n c, and safety s-o noJtle a * e^sei would L;'i\c them. l?c]\lr Webstor, he .-,|'oke. of the esteem iind auction in which he was held by them all

The toast, wub reeohprT uith n . ' "m' honours.

Tr 'vV. T). WVb-ler, vTv> \vn & L-roeto'-l with applause on rising, to rt'f>ly, npologi-S' r \ for the. ab.-ein c of Captain Anderson and Mr ftur. --n. ."ltd ak<> road apologies from 11. TI. Nolan, "WViglov and TTirst. of Fa\\i i i;i. After expressing- his pleasure at seeing so many friends pro-en t ho icfoirod to his lony t onnootioM — $e\tojvkrng over nearly (iffy ycar<»— 'v ith the phipjpifffc of Ta'annli. SporJ«in<_r of failures of whipping <-on"orii r - in tho pasrt, he saM it wan ihie(h- rl • 1 « * to thr-

met that the companies did not have boats fo »iiit tho ti'a<le. A now era ■was comma- over the colony, and th,< ffmo was not far distant when vessels ■>f far m<ore roblo pm (portions than (no F?ar(iv/a would bo tia-dinp- to tlio 'oreal: water. Fro concluded by n-cr'intr ibo IF/'aiT)our Board to piill together : \T<X get the harbour irruprovod <?o that 1 Fk-s" vessels could enter with perfect «afetv.

ytr Onilliom proposed tho toast of ''f'aiit'iin Norbnry jitul hi- 1 shin's mm panv," and inub'iof, i fat '~|>coch nd (hoy all ! nnv *! a< the suov-*-- of the rnmimny v\ a 4-a 4 -- Inr<-olv duo <o \l< "election of otUoei ■ \o l.ethr tostitnony could he given, to the Company

t thau tli..' li. t Ll'aL n>t a single lif, I '.'ad l.ue:i in tlyi'- \ c - ! . ( aplai' -.No'oiuy, lie l.il >\\ eou'd n>l --lit in Hatters , so h^ word :u t '.a; .ill i !l < nKe tiilny.s they t'X'iijl t <.f I'iiu. Jit \\ouJd. hc»\\u\ or, .say ih_*t lie was ai ideal -skipper. Cahtiiin woriiiiiv i j ! i,-ll\ 'ei'ii-'d. ll< belonged to the Silent Uriqado, uik hey HHusi take the will for the deed He deeply a j«-> room ltd their kindness. Mr K. "M. Smith. 31.jr.U., -u^po^. - 'llio Jl'arl our Board." They tall.c. of the fine class of ste-aiveis. row \ i^ltin<>- the port. Init h > amui,l( ! to lra« attonti<>n to the clas<- of str'ainor tho\ mlust prox'iclo for in tJio futauv. rl'h.r I'h. people would yi^f c-rc'it to Alcssr.Coiii^cU and Kinu and (ho jn-ogressivr member-, of tlu> l)o,\v I for their I'M'orli but unfortunately t:;e Co\oi'ninotit had | ai'-pointe'd a non-i J r t o^rc.s.-i\ c iiiomber. for whirh he roundly censured tfieni Still fie haibour would ha\o to ?<> ah'cad, till ehry luul ac; ommorluHuii for the lar<i<3--t vet-elf- ni'oat. I'm had done hw bet-t in the past to liulp the harbour, and would ••ontinue to do so. '1 ho establinhuiei!* t>f tho iron industry which he hoped would -hortlv he an af eoifrnli&hed tatt, v onlil heTfi. Mi* Connect. Chairman of the Board, icnlied, satiny it ha^il been h:s iirnbition from the early days of tho sctr.kment to see a hariioui heie. and he hoj^ed before lonu the addition-.il .CM). ()00 rp'^uireJ would be available. !u yarding the recent discussion Le be ho\e-l yood woiiljd ooii'O out <,f evil : the misstatenients about the hatbevn had roused *iieo,;)l<' to think Ujc themHu did not intend to rodt un ti! the h.arl)our wa^ comfnlelerl. Ma" R. JJuol.leton propo-.p L [ " Tin.Co>uniercial Interest- of Tar-via-i i." eoiu>linu- with the toast the name of Mr Newton, Ki;j<j. He -aid that i; an^• evidence wa« needed of the of the trade of'Tarana'-i i + was found in the steamer Rarawa. TamiMki. howc\er, ha dnot yet rea-'he, 1 its zen lth ; when tbo land v a-^ fully o>cj,pie! thero would be an on uraou? expansion of exports and imt>ortt!. The Northern Steamship Company was doing all it could to foster trade, and the -ettlcrs jiAist help by getting t'^e country roaded. The \ alue of roads was not ice utilised as it should be. With lofercnte w> King, he sakl \ cry few were in a position to know to well as he (iT.ie speaker) what Mr Kincr h»<l <lone to do\elot> Taranaki. whi.h" would not have been in its prcsorTt prosperous condition but for him. (Applause).

! The toast having been drunk with mi'sical honors Mr King replied. He said the Northern and Union Shipping Companies had been cloboK associated with the commercial interests of Taranaki^ and had done ni'uch to help the district. He reforrud to the growth of the .shipping from the GoAhead to the Karawa. But they were not going to rest satisfied . A deep seaport was necessary and they were going to have it. (Apjpla'use). The country was with us on the question, and he believed the town was. though he had not troubled about tho town much. The progressives meant to have a harbour despite all tho opposition could do. (Applause).

Mr Paul proposed the toast of 'TThe Press," to which Messrs Perm ajicl Alls-wiortlh replied.

The eornjpany then rose and proeeoddcl to insipect tnt; vessel, before rctWning 1 to lown at .1.15 p.m. The train arrangennnts were excellent, thanks to the thoughtfulness of Mr CJuy, the station-master.

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The Northern S.S Co.'s New Steamer., Taranaki Herald, Volume LI, Issue 12391, 20 October 1903

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The Northern S.S Co.'s New Steamer. Taranaki Herald, Volume LI, Issue 12391, 20 October 1903

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