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SHTP APELLES FROM LONDON.

The ship Apelleß, Captain J. L M'Lay, from London, arrived on Tuesday night. The in-ward-pilot, Captain J.Wood, arrived at 11 •'and 'reported the ship and stated that t_S%essel was free from sickness, but owing: to _Sii%aving powder on boaTd, the vessel.was broughtP" no off Rhodes' Bay. Yesterday filOflUng: the Health Officer, Dr Donald* and t_e Commissioners went down to the ship, and BiMng'inspected her and found everything IStßlfactery passed the vessel; The New Zealand Shipping Company must; be com> plimented on chartering such a vessel fo¥ Vf emigrants, for. which ' she is _a_irably adapted. Her 'tween decks from fore to aft are well suited to the requirements of eMigrants.i She has Excellent veijtilation, and her appearance was a ipciitf not Only to the emigrants, but showed Wak captain, Jofficers, and surgeon, had Ithorougbly done their duty during the •voyage. The single..girls' compartments which were fi_M-Itt|se4wsaloon were dean and well. A J. An excellent bathroom was' _t_w_ed ? to the part of thei The intermediate (married persons) compared most favorably with the former. !__>e v sißgle-mens' compartment was also very clean. The: emigrants' galley, is large and commodious: and mo complaints were made diKn% $he isvproyided witb?«V-large CoMenaer(oae4pf Grayeley's), which has acted well during;the voyage. Dr Harm-isJstbe B_rgeau-superjntendenfc, of the vessel. His duties-during the voyage have be_t? light.? The single girls, whq ; come ont tti__er'> the matronsbip of Mrs Hall, receive f_ccellent characters. The single men look a * i__dy'ahd steady fotrof I youh% men, and ape pear admirably adapted for the wants of tbe The _pgle girls wiere'landed.yesterday afternoonv and proceeded to Christchurch, by the 3.45 p.m. train. The r&mainder of the emigrahts'will be landed this morning. His Honor the Superintendent „paid a visit yfest&day morning to the ship S: j_id]^adean inspection. ;*.,'■? ■-. sa iish% following is the Captain's report :— Left Gravesend on. 27tb'January ; lauded pilot at the Start on „te.3oth ; had moderate _^ fj trades, and crossed the Equator 26th '■ February; the SE tradesYwere: lights and: - thence bad strong easterly winds to westward ''of the" Cape; passed, the meridian of .the Cape on 22nd. March, and thence had a succession of strong easterly winds for 10 days ; Sighted: tbe Snares on May Ist and had r ea&erly weather. She brings 305 souls,. - «q_*l to 245 statute adults ; one birth took " place. Exchanged signals with shipAric- , ? rffioie in _6min S, lldeg W. I *f*l ■'-Thefollowing testimonials were presented •" id Gaptaan M'Lay ;— Ship Apeiles, May 4tb, 187*. *- rfc * _fc J. L. M'Lay, EBq., Master Commanding Apeiles. Sir,—At tbe close of this prosperous • ▼oyage Irom England to New Zealand, we, passengers on board, beg to present yoitwith this testimonial, as a mark -~~o£_oux bigb appreciation of those lare quali- -< •_*©& which you eminently possess, and which have stamped you in our estimation as a model captain. *\. »-In<addition to your constant vigilance and attention to,our comforts and ? safety, wfe have to tbank you for the civility a_"d courtesy which on all occasions you have«vinced towards each and every one of

us. We feci also that we have to thank your ' Officers,' Messrs Treeu and Wilkie, firbt and L Second mates, for having copied your diction % ~ahd' fcllowed your example as regards their .kindness, together with your petty officers and seamen, who all seemed to vie -with each ..Other i- the same. ** •We" are also of opinion that the baker and r cook are worthy of credit for the general

satisfaction they have given, as regards the . cooking of the rations, &c. '- : ~ We beg toTetnm our thauks to Dr Harris, ""in conjunction with yourself, in carrying out the sanitary rules regarding cleanliness I and regularity, which have materially in- * creased comforts and preserved onr healths, as well as for bis kicdutss and at- , Xi .tention, and we are convinced that no better /;; proof can be' adduced in his favor on his ; -arrival in port, than the almost oinprece.dented report of no death or dieease'during i'4be voyage. We hare, under the special will ';*«£>'_providence, to thank your conjoined 1 -efforts in this case, that no contagious -»4Uea>e,has appeared amongst us. In "conclusion, therefore, vre 'bare truly to we wish Dr'Harris and'ouiccis .*~ferj-piospeiUy <teat this world can offoid, are fully convinced that a mote emcient commander than you 6lr, ; 3bes not |»lt| m ft VvHfl regulate ghip tkao tbe

Apeiles under your command is at presents and we shall always wish her Gdn y-f- -. Ji_?f__iTHxf' "-• To Carjt_3_cLay :—' passengers on named ship, on .the termination of a most prosperous voyage from London to Port Lyttc.'ton, feel that it becomes ub to make some acknowledgment of our perception and grateful appreciation of those qualities iv you, Sir, which, under God, has so largely contributed to out Baf ety, comfort,"arid -happiness, during the three months and upwards, that we have been on board the vessel. Sir; _c fulsome language of .flattery is degrading both to those who give and those that willingly receive it, but the tribute of just and honest praise encourages a man in whatever sphere of life _c may be placed—to pOTsae *he path; of -duty with diligence and pleasure ; we would therefore" testify to our sense admirable skill ,as a sailor and navigator, conductedihe vessefove* the pathless I deep from England to this land. ,„, .U We would mention with thankful anprJe? ciation your self-denying appreciation to all the details of duty, and your higfi'sens&lof I the responsibility which'aevolved'upon you ' in having charge of 300 lives, and we <vould most gratefully refer to the uniform kindneps | and gentlemanly conduct and urbanity which has ever characterised your intercourse with us during the whole of the voyage. And would take present opportunity of expressing to you our desire that you would kindly to your talented officers an X your, able; and .efficient crew, our warmest thanks for having so ably seconded your efforts, and carried out your directions for our safety, comfort, and welfare. Mr Treen, first mate, and Mr Wjlkie; second mate, we would mention especially, for their ability and care, their kindness and, forbearance on many trying occasions. ;AR,;, indeedg hay done their duty nobly, and deserve our; highest praife«. v, •"" .-. '.„ -r- ,•"£-/ ~.„. M We- feel ■ most deeply • tbankf ub to you,i ; sir, for having secured the services of twosuch efficient officers as the baker and cook, whose exertions on our behalf, coupled with your kind permission*, to bave our food/ cooked according "to individual taste and fancy, baye 1 been _'ost< * conducive to our welfare'"'and-satisfaction; and last, though Inot least, we acknowledge 'With;the deepest the invaluable services of our respected' Dr Harris, 'whose zeal in carrying out and enforcing the sanitary jefi|ala)tions of tbe Orders in Council 'to present;* very "unusual report of.no deaths, ho contagions, sickness, '■ and an increase of one. In conclusion we say, though we part doubtless never more to meet.in this world;, the impression of your noble qualities as' a sailor and gentleman will remain indelibly etamped-on our memories, and may you, and nm^erm^M|£|*£w success in every undertaking of life which is ; the ■■ due; reward of honest enterprise; and finally, when life*s fitful dream shall be o'er, may An entrance be ministered to ypu, through the meijey of God, into those regions of everiastin&ielicity, which are the "portion of 1 those: 'Who by,;well doing seek for glory, honor, incorruptibility, and eternal life.' " Signed by " Geobge John Gumming, -* '■ \ " HAjfeßnEWjsii, ,m^M '<■ "On behalf of;the married emigrant passengers on board the Apeiles, May sth, 1874.'' ,<:■-.

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SHTP APELLES FROM LONDON., Press, Volume XXII, Issue 2729, 7 May 1874

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