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4rrived— Japanese -cnusei s Aso and Soya. SYDXEY, 3rd March. Arrived — Maroro, scow, from Oreymouth. Sailed— Brisbane, for Ljttelton. 4th March. Sailed— Devon, for Waitara. CAPE MARIA, 3rd March. H.M.S. Encounter, from east, oassed west at P ' ' TEKOPrRU, 3rd March. Sailed— Melbourne (1.43 l>,ni.>, for Melbourne. AUCKLAND, 3id March. Arrived— Ennerdaie, from Timaru. Sailed— Kakanoa, for Westport direct. ONEHLNGA, 3rd March. Sailed— Rara-wa (5.15 p.m.), for New Plymouth. NEW PLYMOUTH, 4th March. Arrived— Rarawa (3.15 a.m.), from Onejiunga. NAPIER. 3rd March. Sailed— Waimea (7 p.m.), for Wellington. BLENHEIM, 4th March. Arrived— Opawa (2 a.m.), from. Wellington, Arrivtd— Blenheim (2 a.m.), fro?a Wellington, NELSON, 4th March. Arrived— Nikau f6.30 a.m.), from Wellington. Sailed— Nikau (10.30 a.m.), for Motueka and Wellington. LVTTEL tox.' 3rd March. Sailed— Arapawa (8.30 p.m.), for Wellington. 4th March. Arrived— Manuka (7.50 a.m.), from Welling. , Arrived— Mararoa <9.45 a.m.), from Welling tOn ' PORT CHALMERS, 3rd March. Arrived— Storm, from Bluff; Breeze, fron Afcaroa; Tarawera, from portheyn ports. gailen— Koonja, for northern ports; Storm fcr oamaru and northern,,^. >rrived-JlWg*P a P a < 25 a ' | S- 3 ' ftOM'-We! fl" B * o0 * BLUFF, 3r* Marcu. yuriTed-Kaltnaa {$,55 P.m.). i*m Edithbun

AOTBA TO LOAD. The loading movements of the Shaw-SaviU iteamer Aotea, now discharging at Dunedln, are already announced. She leaves Dnnedln with balance' of her cargo for Lyttelton tomorrow, and thence proceeds for Homeward loading to Oaraaru, Gisborne, Napier, Timaru, tbe BlulT, and Wellington. The Aot*a in due here on the 2Sth March, and will tail finally for London on tho SOth. • PAPAROA, FROM LONDON. Advices received by the local office of the Xew Zealand Shipping Company state that the Paparoa, from London direct, is to leave Auckland for Wellington on Monday next. The vessel should accordingly arrive on Wednesday night or early on Thursday morning next. GANYMEDE AS A HULK. The iron Ijarque Ganymede, 578 tons gross, built in 1868 at Sunderlund, and owned until recently by Mr W. S. \yaterston, merchant, of Invercargill, has been purchased by an Otago firm, and is to be dibinantled and converted into a hulk for use at Port Chalmers or Wellington. Latterly the barque was owned by Mr Todd, auctioneer, of Invercargill, from whom the Otago firm made the purchase. The Ganymede is at present loading timber at* Hofcianga for Sydney and Newcastle, and is to be delivered on her return from Australia to her new owners either at Wellington or Port Chalmers. It is understood fsays the Otago Daily Times) that the firm leferred to was negotiating for the purchase of the Liverpool-owned barque John Locke tt, but tlie sum between the buying and selling offers was too large to be bridged over, and business did not result. The Tyser steamer Tomoana will leave the Glasgow' Wharf on Sunday morning for Wanganui roadstead to continue loading. Thence the vessel will piobably go to East Goast ports, and she will sail from Wellington for London about the 20th inst. The Marama left Melbourne at 1 o'clock on Tuesday morning lor Sidney to take up the Vancouver running on the 14th inst. She was due at the New South Wales port about midday on Wednesday. The Government steamer Tutanekai left Greymouth at 1.30 p.m. jesterday for Wellington Ma Jackson's Head. At the latter place the vessel will see how the work of erecting the new light is progressing. With a cargo of wpsum and salt, the Kaituna arrived at the Bluff yesterday from Edithburg. From the Bluff she will probably bo to-morrow to Dunedin, thence Oamaru and ijyttelton to complete discharge. The tramp Neptune, now waiting in the stream for about COO tons of bunker coal, han an uneventful passage from Port Kembla. All the crew are British with the exception of tlirec Germans and one nati\e of the Argentine Republic. When the coal has been placed on board, the steamer will probably leave for Falmouth for orders. Mr P. Carmichael, late chief steward of the wrecked Waikare, joined tlie Moeraki in a similar capacity at Dunedin in place of Mr W. H. White, who went asliore for orders. To-morrow morning the Tyser steamer Star of Australia is due from New York via Australian ports and Auckland, with about 1200 tons of general merchandise to be delivered under the auspices of the U.S. and A. Line. The New Zealand Shipping Company are local agents. Sixty-six carl horses— light, medium, and draught — were shipped to Melbourne by the Manuka last evening, on behalf of Messrs. T. Hoult and Sons, of Feilding. A railway locomotive was brought to Wellington from Lyttelton by the Kittawa yej»terday, and on discharge the vessel proceeded to Greymouth. Captain A. H. Fletcher has disposed of his interest in the scow Ngaru to Captain C. Watchlin (late of the Isabella de Frame), and the latter has taken charge of the scow. The Ngaru has been chartered for three months by Messrs. J. and A. Wilson, to convey stone from their quarry at Tonga (in the Marlborough Sounds) to Wellington for use in the erection of the General Post Office. The Maoriland Company's s.s. Lauderdale will leave Sydney on Saturday for Huon (Tasmania), where she will load timber for Melbourne. Some time to-morrow the Ennerdale will leave Auckland for Greyraouth to load timber for Dunedin and Oamaru. Under the name of the Scottish Bhire Line, Ltd., a new shipping company has recently been formed in Great Britain. The capital (states an Australian paper) comprises £225,000 divided into cumulative, preference, and 18,500 ordinary shares of £10 each. The object of the company is to acquire the business of" the well-known Elderslie Steamship Company, Ltd., owners of the Shire Line of steamers. The fleet comprises the Ayrshire, Banff^liire, Buteshire, Fifeshire, Moravslifre, Xairnsbire, and Perthshire. The first subscribers of the new company are James Caird, shipowner, 112, Fenchurch-street, E. 0., London, H. Dawes, shipowner, of the same address, aud D. C. Leek, barrister, London. Tor the purpose of completing loading operations, the Wakanui will arrive at Wellington from Xapier on Wednesday next, tlie 9th init. Tlie vessel is expected to leave for London on the morning of the following Saturday.

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BY TELEGRAPH. THURSDAY ISLAND, 3rd March., Evening Post, Volume LXXIX, Issue 53, 4 March 1910

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BY TELEGRAPH. THURSDAY ISLAND, 3rd March. Evening Post, Volume LXXIX, Issue 53, 4 March 1910