PORT OF WELLINGTON
To-day—2h 10m a.m.; 21i 42m p.m. To-morrow—3U 7m a.m.; 3h 30m p.m ■
September 23—Takapuna, s.s. (8.10 p.m.), 1030 ions, Irwin, from Nelson and Picton September 2S-Ca!m, s.s. (0.45 p.m.). 890 tons, Gordon,-from southern ports, via Lyttelton.. . September 28—Wairau, s.s. (10.20 p.m.), 93 inns, Deiley, from Blenheim ' * September 24—Knpitl, s.s. (7 a.m.), 242 tons, Sawyers, from Wanganui September 24-A.uori. s.s. (7.20 a.m.), 3399 tons, Manning, frorrt Lyttelton . September 24—Arawa. s.s. (0.20 a.m.), 93i2 tons. Clayden, from Timaru .■■*„- September 24—Ripple, s.s. (9.55 a.m.), 3.0 tons, i'arison, from Oisbo/ne and Napier September 24—Kaitoa, .«- (10.40 a.m.). 305 tons, Wildman, from Motnaka and Nelson September 24— Waverley, s.s. (10.55 a.m.), 157 tons. Fisk, from Patea. September 24—Echo, ausiliary scow (11.50 p.m.), 99 tons, Thompson, from East Coast stations ■ ,„ „ September 25—Wootton. as. (2 a.m.), J»l tons. Larsen. from Lyttelton September 25—Komata, s.s. (3.45 a.m.), 1994 tons, Lambert, from Westport . September 25—Opouri, s.s. M.35 a.m.). 570 tons, Pearson, from Timaru September 25—Riverina, s.s. (8.55 a.m.),1. 4758 tons. Entwisle, from Hobart and Sydney. I'assem'ers for Wellington. Saloon—Mesdames Harker, Campion, Morley, Skei-man and child, Hntbiiilnce and 2 children, Birdling, Wallace, Brown, Cook, Heaii. Robinson. Nathan, Ualpin, Cameron. Rattray, Barden and 2 children, Simpson and child, Bilton. Rirss ami child, Smith, Jlaekie, Misses Coyle, Cassell. Tay, De Frittas, T.ardslev, .Brown, De Costa, Cameron, Cleland, Powell, "Jones, Dr. W. Lamb, Itev Dr. Morley, Sergt. Campion, Sergt. Jannan, Corporal Mackey, Pvt. Mmihire, Pvt. Fuller. Messrs Hale, Smith. Cook, Wallace, Duthie, Bean, Grant, Halpin, Lamb,' Moss, Fortune, Andrews, Daniel, McLeUn, Campbell; 12 steerage September 25—Kowhai, s.s. (9.30 a.m.), 792 tons, from Gisborne
September 23—Nikau, s.s. (5 p.m.), 248 tons, Hay, for Nelson and Motueka September 23-Pateena, s.s. (7.50 p.m.), 1212 tons, Reid, for Lyttelton September 23—Opawa, s.s. (8.15 p.m.), 110 tons, Nicholas, for Blenheim September 23—Calm. s.s. (11.50 p.m.), 890 tons Gordon, for Picton. Wanganui, and Westport September 2-I—Wanaka, s.s. (1.55 a.m.), 2422 tons, Flyun, for Westport September 24—Blenheim, s.s. (10 a.m.), 120 tons, Wilkinson, for Wanganui September 24—Queen of the South,' s.s. (1 p.m.), 198 tons, Harvey, for Foxton
Tlelphic, Auckland, 25th Blenheim, Wanganui, 26th Queen of the South, Foxton, 26th Nikau, Nelson and Jlotueka, 26th Pateena, Lyttelton, 26th Wakatu, Lyttelton and Kaikoura, 26th Waimea, Wanganui, 26th Monowai, Auckland, 26th Takapuna, Nelson and Picton, 26th Kapuni, Patea, 26th Corinna, New Plymouth, 26th Kapiti, Wanganui, 27th Wairau. Blenheim. 27th Kaitoa, Nelson and Motueka, 27th Maori, Lytteltot^ 27th Opawa, Blenheim. 27t___".' Kennedy, Fuponga,-27th Waverley, Patea, 28th Riverina, Lyttelton, 28th Rosamond, Greymouth, 28th Kakapo, Westport, 28th Hawera, Patea. 28th Orepuki, Lyttelton, 2Sth Westralia, Sydney, via north, 29th "Wimmera. Melbourne, Ist Ripple, Napier, 2nd Huia (schooner), New Plymouth, sth
Maori, Lyttelton, 25th Kaitoa, Nelson and Motueka, 25th Wairau, Blenheim, 25th Kapiti, Wanganui, 25th Echo (scow), Tarakohe and Napier, 25th Kamo, Westport. 25th Tainui, Waitara, 25th Kowhai. Timaru, 25th
Ngakuta, Greymbutli, 25th Paloona, Melbourne, 25th Opouri, Nelson and Greymouth, 25th Wootton, Lyttelton, 25th Pateena, Lyttelton, 26th Nikau, Nelson and Motueka, 26th Blenheim, Wanganui, 26th Waverley, Patea, 26th '
Mapourika, Picton, Nelson, and' West Coast, 26th i AWta Maru, Port Pirie, 26th Ripple, Napier,.and Gisbprnc, 26th Riverina, Lyttelton, 26th Waimea, Nelson and West Coast, -20th ■-- Monowai, southern ports, 26th Hawera, Patea, 26th . ' Kapuni, Patea, 26th Kamona, Greymouth,. 27th* ' Wakatu, Kaikoura and Lyttelton, 27th,. Opawa,.Blenheim. 27th Queen of the South, Foxton. 27th Takapuna, Picton and Nelson,. 27th Hinemoa, Cook ■ Strait, 27th
I LONDON, 22nd September Arrived—Waipara, from Australian port.. FREMANTLE, 23rd September 'Arrived—Morea, ■ from London MELBOURNE, 24th September ' 'Arrived—Petone, from Greymouth SYDNEY, 25th September 'Arrived—lhumata, from Jlokianga .'".'.' AUCKLAND. 23rd September Sailed—Monowai .(D.25 p.m.), .for .Dunedin, via ports: Passengers for Wellington: Mesdames Hutton, Smith, Nash, and Mr Smith ' . Sailed—Delphic (4.20 p.tn.), for Wellington NEW PLYMOUTH, 22nd September Arrived—Kennedy (6.30 . p.m.), from. Greylnouth Sailed—Kara (3.30 p.m.), for Greymouth •' ■1 '. . . ..:. 24th September Arrived—Corinna (8 a.m.), from Nelson PATEA, 24th September Arrived—Kapuni (7 a.m.). from Wellington WANGANUI, 24th September Sailed—Zealandic (10.45 p.m.), for Napier ,4' 26th September , Arrived—Blenheim (1 a.m.), • from Wellington* "" " . FOXTON, 25th .September... Arrived—Queen of the South (8 a.m.), from "Wellington - •■ BLENHEIM. 24th. September. Arrived—Opawa (3 a.m.), from Wellington NELSON, 24th September Arrived—Nikau (7.10 a.m.), from Wellington LYTTELTON, 23rd September Arrived—Wakatu (5.20 p.m.), from Wellington and Kaikoura; Orepuki (10.50 p.m.),'from 3'arakohe Sailed—Tarawera (9.35 t p.m.), for Dunedin; Breeze (11.40 p.m.), fot' Dunedini . , '.. 24th. September Arrived—Pateena (9.5 a.m.), from Wellington; " Canopus (6.15 a.t_).). from Westport;] Storm (11.15 a.m.), • from Picton; Kittawa, from Greymouth I 25th September To sail—Pateena (8.20 p.m.), for Wellington TIMARU, 23rd September Sailed—Opouri (11.45 p.m.), for Wellington 24th September Arrived—Himitangi (1 a.m.}, from Wellington WESTPORT. 24th September Sailed—Komata (6.35 a.m.), for Wellington
GREYMOUTH. 24tb September Sailed—Kamona (8 a.m.),-lor Wellington
( The Government steamer Hinemoa returned, tb Wellington on Saturday from her periodical tour of inspection round the northern lighthouses. Captain Bollons informed a Post re porter that the cruise, which occupied about sixweeks, was comparatively uneventful,, although considerable excitement was provided during the landings at some of the lighthouses called at, owing to the had weather. The whole trip was, in fact, characterised-by-boisterous conditions, which considerably delayed § tho Hinemoa's progress. .The only .special, work done was the liying of a new buoy in the Wairoa River (Kaipara), on which Mr. Fraser, the Government expert, will shortly instal a heacoil. The ninemoa. will get away from Wellington on Wednesday for Cook Strait
HUIA WITH EXPLOSIVES.
Messrs. Bannatyne and Co., local agents for Nobel's Explosives Company, report that the topsail schooner Hnia left Auckland on Thursday afternoon for New Plymouth, via Cape Maria, with a load of explosives transhipped ex the Delphic. After, discharging tlie New Plymouth portion- of her cargo, the Huia will come on to Wellington, where sho has about 1500 packages to put out. She will arrive.here in about ten days' time, and subsequently goes South to complete
THE NEW SHAW-SAVILL LINERS
From information made available (says the Sydney Shipping List) it appears that excellent progress is being made with the construction of the three Shaw, Savill, and Albion liners Mahana, Maliia, and Raranga, and that very soon now they should be in commission. The Mahana will be the largest of the trio (12,000 tons register), aud probably she will be the first placed in ,the -running
THE HAZEL REPTON
Tlie new schooner Hazel Repton which, aa reported in the Post a few weeks ago, has been purchased by a New Zealand (inn. sailed from Newcastle on the 10th September for Lyttelton. where she is due at any time. The Hazel Repton is well known in the Australian interKtale trade, and is commanded by Captain Harris She will shortly be fitted with a set of Diesel engines, but it is not known as yet in what trade she will bo engaged
The Kokiri posted the Heads at uoon to-da? jgolnß cash
RtYERINA, FROM SYDNEY
Alfiiost exactly on the stroke of 9 o'clock this .morning tlie Riverina berthed at No. 1 south, Queen's Wharf, after a good run- across from'JlobarS and Sydney. She left the latter port "at noon-on.-Thursday, and experienced a fairly smooth pasage across the Tasman. The Kiverina brought some 1500 tons of cargo, including transhipments ex the Cacique, Durham, Kai'mala, Cooma, Aki Jlaru,1 Goulburn, Bia, Taiyuan, Duni.cl.ton, .Cotsu Jlaru, St. Albans, Osterley, Katoomba, Canbirra, Brisbane River, and Di'lkira
The Riverina will leave Wellington at 5 o'clock to-morrow afternoon for Lyttelton,
where she wilt arrive in time to connect with the first express. She will return here on Thursday morning, and sails on Thursday evening for Sydney .
TRANSFER OF MASTERS
There have ,jl>cen several changes lately amongst the masters iii the Union Company's service. Captain Reid, of the Pateena, has taken command of the Paloona in place of Captain Norton, who has gone to,Dunedin for orders. Captain Ritchie, late of the Tarawera, is now on the Pateena, whilst Captain Cameron, late of the Mararoa, is on the Tarawera -v •
HUEUNUI, FROM NEW YORK
The liner Huninni, running under the A. and A. flag, is expected at Melbourne to-morrow or on Wednesday from New York, via Capetown. She will subsequently visit Sydney, and will then leave for Auckland and Wellington. She will arrive here about the 20th October •
Captain *W. A. Morehouse, master of the liner Delphic, due at .Wellington to-day from Liverpool, was in command of the liner Englishman, which was sunk by a German submarine in .March last
Mr.' L..Bonner, late mate of the Wootton, has offered his services for the motor-boat patrol
Mr. H. Houchen, late tutor on the Union Company's training steamer Aparima, has joined a special service ship as fourth ofllcer
Captain Miller, late master of the Auckland ketch Coronation, has been appointed master of tlie topsail schooner Elsie Mary, which is well known in Wellington under the old name of Amelia Sims
Captain R. Leach, late harbourmaster at Westport, is on a-visit to -Wellington
The local portion of the cargo brought to Australia by tlie Barber liner Dunachton from New Yorlc reached Wellington by the Riverina from Sydney this morning
The search for the three men (Captain O. S. Davis, Leslie Craw, mate, and Charles Smith, engineer), who formed the crew of the Auckland scow Vesper, which was found floating bottom uppermost off Whangaparapara, Great Barrier, on Tuesday last, is being continued, but so far without avail
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