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High Water.

To-mobbow. —Talaroa Heads: ISO a.m„ 455 p.m. Port Chalmers : 5.10 a.m., 5.35 p.m. Dunedin: 5.55 a.m.. 6.20 p.m.

Port Chalmers. ARRIYED.-Mat 16. Olive, barque, 847 tone, J. Brulm, from Liverpool (February 4). Tarawera, s.s, 1,269 tons, Sinclair, from Sydney via the East Coast porta. Passengers: Mesdames Robertson, Hutton, Aris, Dunlop, Ward, Normm. Misses Anderson, Dunlop, Pinkua, Mitchell, Messrs Hammond, Spence, Bushell, Robertson, Norman ; and ten steerage. Mat 17. Kakanui, s.s., 50 tons, Beit, from Fortroso. SAILED.-Mat 17. RosamonJ, s.s., 358 tons, Manning, for the West Coast via Oamaru. Grafton, s.s , 297 tons, Nordstrom, for the West Coast via Timaru. Tarawera, s.s., 1,209 tons, Sinclair, for Melbourne via the Bluff and Hobart. Passengers : For Bluff—Mr Brown For Melbourne Miss Mason, Messrs Hutchinson, Mason, Hutchins, Lcdez, Captain Pearce.

The Rosamond left the Rattray street wharf at 7 a.m. to-day for the West Coast via Oamaru. The barque William Turner landed coal at the Jetty street wharf to-day. The s.s. Kakanui, with cargo from Fortrose, arrived at Dunedin at 3.30 a.m. to-day. She left Fortrose at 2 p.ra. yesterday, and had strong westerly winds with squally weather along the coast. The Grafton left the Rattray street wharf this afternoon for the West Const via Timaru. The Tarawera, with cargo and passengers for Melbourne via the Bluff and Hobart, left the Jetty street wharf this afternoon. The Beautiful Star took in cargo at the Rattray street wharf to-day. She sails at 10 p.m. for Oamaru. The steamer Boslin Castle has made the fastest trip yet recorded from London to the Cape, having succeeded in putting the distance behind her in 17d 14h 6min.— * Shipping Guide.’ The Tarawera, frem Sydney via the East Coast ports, arrived at the Jetty street pier at 5 pm. yesterday. Experienced strong southerly winds with heavy seas and rain from Auckland down the coast. The barque William Turner, having discharged part of her cargo of coals at the export pier, was towed up to Dunedin yesterday afternoon. A strong S.W. wind, with heavy squalls of hail and rain set in yesterday evening and continued during the whole of this forenoon, which should bring up to the Heads the barque Mabel, now 119 days from New York ; the ship Loch Awe, ninety-five d»y» from London; and the barque Thurso, from the Mauritius, The idea of some kind of a brake for use at «?a is not new, but until the following repotted trial, under date of Peris, March 2nd last, no successful trial has taken place so far as memory serves According to onr contemporary ‘lndustries” Paris correspondent, M. Pagan’s brake for ships has at last been tried at Cherbourg. The Government for the purpose placed at the service of the inventor the s.s, Le Baffle, a powerful vessel of the Northern fleet. This vessel has a speed of fourteen knots, and when running at full speed the brake was tried, the vessel being stopped in a distance of 55ft without reversing the engines. An officer of one of the American men-of-war, either the Trenton, Nipsio, or Vandalia, wrecked at Samoa, has invented, it is said, a life-saving device for the dreaded emergency of “ man overboard,” which promises to be of value. A raft-buoy of sufficient size to support a man is attached to the vessel by a long and strong hnt light wire rope. The buoy is stocked with a small supply 0 f provisions, and is furnished with a potassium compound, which upon contact with the water ignites and burns brilliantly for twenty minutes. If the drowning man, aided by the flame, succeeds in reaching the raft, he can be drawn to the vessel without the necessity of lowering the boats. Should the rope break and his own vessel lose track of him, he has, with the provisions, a chance of sustaining life until picked up by others.— ‘ Australasian Shipping steamer Centennial (late the Albion), which was purchased by Mr J. 0. Ellis some little time back, having been thoroughly overhauled and refitted and supplied with new triple expansion engines and boilers, went for a preliminary spin down the harbor and outside Sydney Heads on Saturday afternoon, May 4. and acquitted herself very well, considering that it was the first time the engines had been worked, and she was in very light trim. The Jubilee is also being renovated and supplied with new engines and boilers, and is expected to be finished and ready for sea in about a fortnight, when she will take up the running via "Wellington.


A great many disputes have arisen from time to time as to the most rapid passages that have been performed between Australia and England, but it seems to be generally conceded now that although the R M.8.8. Ormuz has made the fastest passage on the outward voyage from Rowland', the record of the Orizaba on the

, homeward voyage has not yet been broken for , steady and continuous steaming, not to Naples , only, where the mails are despatched overland to London, but all tho way round by Gibraltar to Plymouth. The record (which Captain Conlan, of the Orizaba, has had printed) is a very interesting one, and we give it below; — Left Adelaide 11 p.m. 6th February, 1888 ; arrived Plymouth 5,15 p.m. 9th March, 1888; total time, Adelaide to Plymouth, 31d 18h 15min; longitude 14?deg 40min, equal in time, 9h 39rain; total time, longitude, 32d 3h 45min; stoppages, Id 2h lOmin; total steaming time, 3ld Ih 35min. The total distance travelled was 10,714 miles. REPORTED BURNING OF A VESSEL. The schooner Roderick Dhu has arrived at Brisbane from Mallicok) Island, one of tho Now Hebrides group. Her captain reports being informed by Natives that a vessel hailing from Queensland was burned off the coast there, and many of those on board perished in tbe flames. The sutvi/ors, the Na’ivcs asserted, died from starvation. The fire was caused by a woman dropping a match into a vessel containing pitch, which was stowed away under the bunks, and tho flames spread so rapidly that many had not time to reach tho deck, and lost their lives. News of the disaster was confirmed by another tribe further down lha coast, but they wore loss preoi-e as to the destruction of the vessel and foes of life. The Roderick Dhu made diligent search in the neighborhood, but could find no trace of tho vessel or her crew. THE DIRECT STEAMERS. The R M.S. Rimutaka sailed from Wellington at 4.30 yesterday afternoon with a large cargo and the following passengers:—Saloon ; From Auckland—Miss Jane P, Gale, Miss Emily O. Gale, Miss Louisa M. Gale, Miss Ethel Gale, Miss Editha Prideaux, Mr R. D, F. Thomas, Air Ernest Honey. From Christchurch -Hon. Gerald A. P. B. Addington, Mrs Addington, Master Gerald William Addington, Miss Ursula Mary Addington, Master Raymond A. Addington, Miss Augusta Wilson Godfrey, Miss Jane Alexia Hastio, Mrs H. A. Watt, Miss Margaret E. Greenstreet, Mr John W. Walker, Mrs Walker, Mrs Clark, Mr Joseph 0. Prudhoe, Lord Westbury, Mr H. J. Tollemacho, M.P., Mr E El worthy. From Dunedin—Mr John Reid, Mrs Reid, Miss Agnes Reid, Master Stuart Reid, Miss Constance Reid, Master Douglas Reid, Master Fgerton Reid, Master Stanley Reid, Miss Nellie Reid, Mrs Terohemaker, Mr F. L. Tescbemaker, Miss Daisy Teschomaker, Master Cecil Tescbemaker, Master Harold Tescbemaker, Miss Muriel Tescbemaker, Miss Violet Tescbemaker, Miss Georgina Teschemaker, Mrs Jones, Miss Alice M. R. Jones, Miss Beatrice V. R. Jones, Mr Remy Fabien, Rev. Henry John Freeland, Mr Arthur Greenstreet. From Greymouth—Mr Burnet Murray Litchfield, Mrs Litchfield. From Napier - Miss Harriet Herbert, From Nelson—Mr J. 0. Richmond, Miss Richmond, From Sydney— Mr John B. Col lard, Mr G. H. Rhodes, Mr ?. M'Naughton. From Wellington—Miss Frances Awdry, Mr Harry M, Hiller, Mrs Hilbr, Mrs Rhodes. Fecond ;aloon; From Auckland—Mrs Jeffreys, Miss Zoo Jeffreys, Miss Ida Jeffreys, Miss Geraldine Jeffreys, Mr Stephen P. Croome, Miss Diana Ashton, Mr John Short, Mrs Breach, Miss Breach, Mr John Oreasa. Mr James Stevenson. From Christchurch—Miss Lucy Parris, Mrs Stephenson, Mi Edwin Raynor, Mrs Bayner, Miss Helen Vernon Williams, Madame Drew, Master Alb: it Drew, Mr Robert Wilkinson, Mr Crossley Dewhifct, Mrs Dewhirst. From Dunedin — Miss Jano Smith, Miss Maria Moody. From Greymouth—Mr James David, Miss Ida David. !From Invercargill—Mr George Samson. From Melbourne—Mr William Coakley, Mrs Ooakley, Rev. G, W. Waton, Mr James MTntyre. From Wellington—Mrs Htwitt, Miss Brown, Miss Kate Johnston. Steerage From Auckland—Mi Thomas Fletcher, Mis Fletcher, Miss Mary Fletcher, Miss May Fletcher, Miss Fanny Fletcher, Master Edward Fletcher, Mr Joseph Oliver, Mrs Oliver, Mr John Hoad, Mrs Hoad, Mr John Brown, Mr William Fraser, Mr Thomas SI. Bryant, Mr James William Galloway, Mr John Smythe, Mrs Thomas Brown. From Christchurch -Mr William Alfred Lowe, Mr J. H. Thotndyke, Mr William Richards, Miss Eleanor Godwin, Master Alexander William Godwin, Miss Eva Emily Godwin, Mr John Glanville, Mrs Hill, Mr David Paterson, Mr W. M Taylor. From Dunedin Mr James Irvine, Mr Ed ward Birchill, Mr George Walker, Mr James Reid, Mr Hugh M'Laohlan. From Greymouth—Mr Francis Thomas, Mr John Thomas, Mr John Walters. From Napier-Mr John Latimer, Miss Alice Chapman, Mr William Kiney. From New Plymouth —Mr Edward Petty. From Oamaru —Mr Aaron H. Coleman, Mr John James Routledge, Mr Robert Wilson, Mr Walter Wilson, Mr John F. Johns rn. From Sydney—Mr Budd. From Wanganui —Mr George Harvey, Mr Hugh M‘Kay, From Wellington—Miss Ann Madden, Mrs Anderson, Miss Ann Ricketts, Miss Jano Ricketts, Miss Mary Campbell, Mr John Owen, Mrs Owen, Miss Jane Owen, Master James Owen, Mr William Read. ARRIVAL OF THE OLIVE. A barque reported off Capo Saunders yesterday proved to be the Olive, from Liverpool, and tho Plucky brought her across tho bar at 2 40 p.rn. under the charge of Pilot Paton. Sha came to anchor at 3.30 p.m., In readiness for towing to Dunedin on the afternoon’s tide, her draft b;ing 18ft 6in. The Olive Is an iron birque of 847 tons register, built at Sunderland in 1874 by Messrs W. Pile and Co. She is owned by Captain C. M. Malzon, of Hamburg; her dimensions being: Length 197 ft 6in, breadth of beam 32ft 2in, and depth of hold 19ft Bin. She brings 1,300 tons of cargo, two-thirds of which is for Dunedin and the remainder for Lyttelton. Her passage has occupied 101 days from port to port. Captain J. Bruhn reports leaving Liverpool on February 4; bad N. and N.E. winds until the 6th, on which day she land d her pilot and took her departure from Tuskar with a fresh N.W. breeze, attended by cloudy weather and rain until the 10th; thence she had variable winds with fine weather until she took the N.E. trade on the Ifltb, in latitude 16deg N,, longitude 26deg W. ; the trade was moderate, and gave out in latitude 3deg N. on March 4, followed by light easterly winds, and crossed the Equator on March 6, in longitude 27deg 47min W., taking the 8.8. trade same day ; it was moderate and hung well to th« southward, and carried her down to latitude 28deg S. on March 20, and was succeeded by northerly winds and calms until March 30, on which day she crossed tho meridian of Greenwich in latitude 38deg S., when the first of the westerlies set in, and she rounded the Capo of Good Hope on April 6, in latitude 40deg 8., on the sixtieth day out. After rounding the Cape she had moderate N.W, and B.W. winds, attended by frequent squalls of rain, and passed the meridian of Cape Leeuwin on April 27 in latitude 47deg 2omin S. on the eighty-fifth day out, when the wind freshened, and she met occasional gales with hail and snow squalls, passing tbe Island of Tasmania on May 8, in latitude 47deg 31min S., the ninety-third day out, when she had easterly winds for two days, followed by N.N.W. to S.S.W. winds, and made her first landfall—the Traps—on the evening of the 14th, when she met a W.N.W, breeze and squally weather, passing the Nuggets at 8.30 p.m. on the 15th, andhove-toofl Capo Saunders at 2 a.m. on the 16th until 8, when she squared away and reached the Heads, towing into port as above. No ico nor wreekago was seen, and her easting was run down on the mean parallel of latitude 47deg Tho only vessels seen were on March 16, ship Allanshaw, from Western Islands for Calcutta, in latitude 20deg 39rain S., longitude 32deg smin 2sec W.; March 20, barque showing HDLR, from New Zealand to Cork, in latitude 27deg 33min S., longitude 25deg 38min W. Shipping: Telegrams. Auckland, May 16. —The Centennial’s passengers for the South aro: Mr Dixon, Mr 1* J. Manton, Mr J. Phillips, Mr G. Brown, Mr J. B. Hay, Mr G. R. Hewitt; and sixty-three steerage for various ports. This vessel is the first of the new Ellis lino. She left Sydney two hours before the Te Anau, but was delayed on tbe passage through a breakdown of part of the machinery. —Te Anau, for the South. Passengers for Dunedin : Mrs Grant and children, and eighteen steerage. Wellington, May 16. Hinomoa, for Northern lighthousea,—Rotorua, for Picton and Nelson, —Penguin, for Lyttelton. Passengers : Miss Palmerston, Mr and Mrs M'Mastor, Mo?srs Paterson, Cleaver, Hall, Harper, Baxter, Anderson, M‘Donald, Gunn, Norton, Jardine. Fox; and five steerage. Ltttelton, May 16.—Notero, barque, for Sydney. Passengers: Mi-sea Newman and Wood.—The work of transhipping tho lonic’s cargo progresses favorably. It will be completed to-morrow morning early, when the Coptic leaves for London direct. —May 17 : 7 a.m., Banks Peninsula, from Brisbane.—s a.rxi., Notero, for Sydney.— p.m., Belleisle, for Sydney. Oamaru, May 17.—1 p m., Rosamond, from Lyttelton. Newcastle, May 16.—Madeira, for Auckland, Melbourne. May 16.—Howard, for Kaipara. —German warship Sophie, en route for Apia.— May 17: Taupo, for the Bluff. London, May 16.—Lochnagar, barque, from New Zealand.

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SHIPPING., Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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