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Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— May 22. Te Anau, b.s., 1,028 tons, M'lntosh, from Sydney via the East Coast. Passengers: Mr and Mrs Forreßter and two children, Mr, Mrs, and Master Deuchras», Mesdames Morgan, Milne, Mioses Thomson. Anderson, Messrs A. Smith, Biird, Hobson, Donaldson, Wright, Sisoon, Macphersor, Morrison, Captain Falconer ; and four in the steerage. Beautiful Star, s.s., 146 tons, Brewer, from Oamiru, Passengers: Three saloon, nine steerage. Mat 23. M&hinapna, s.<j. ( 205 to»s, Todd, from Wettport Timaru and intermediate ports. PhsBengers : Misses Condon, Doig, Brown, Messrs Shaw, West, Burn ; and four in the steerage. SAILED.—Mat 23. Hudson, barque,'.Blß tons, Kemp, for Wellington. Te Anau, s.s., 1,028 tons, M'lntosh, for Melbourne via the Bluff, Passengers: Misses Mackerrae, Aitken, and Sargood, Mrs Aitken,

The barque Otogo completed loading oats and chaff for Sydney yesterday evening, and will sail for Sydney at the end of the week. The American barque Mabel has put out 400 tons of cargo at the Rattray street wharf. The schooner Lizzie Ellen ia landing cargo at the Jetty street wharf. The Mahinapua, from Westport viaTinnru and intermediate ports, arrived at 7 a.m. today. She left Westport at 1 p.m. on the 17th inst., called at Nelson, Wellington, Lyttelton, and Timaru, leaving the latter port at 8.30 p.m. yesterday, having experienced moderate winds and fino weather throughout the passage. The Te Anau. Captain M Mntosh, frum Sydney via Auckland and Eisl Coast ports, arrived alongside the Bowen pier at 4 45 p.m. yesterday. Mr Nancarrow (her purser) reports leaving Sydney at 5.10 p.m. on the 9th inst., cleaied Port Jackson Heads at 6 pm., and breasted the Three Kings at 4.30 p.m. on the )3tb : rounded the North Cape at 9 p.m., and arrived at Auckland at 3 p.m. on the 14th ; remained there until noon on the 16th, when she pushed on for the South, called at Gisborne, Napiar, Wellington, and Lyttelton, leaving the latter port at 11 p.m. on the 2lßt. arriving as above From Sydney she experienced moderate winds and fine weather to the East Cape, when she met a fresh S. W. wind with heavy sea to arrival at Wellington, followed by light winds with smooth sea to arrival. The barque Hudson was towed clear of the Heads this morning by the fug Plucky, and failed for Wellington, at which port Bhe loads for London. The Beautiful Star, with cargo and passengers fiom Oamaiu, arrived at 11.15 p m. yesterday. fi he left Oamaru at 430 p.m., had light N.E. winds with P.B. Bwell and clear weather along the coast. Amongst her cargo she brought 1,034 sacks barley and 84 sacks oats for transhipment to Melbourne, The Arawata was taken out of the graving deck this forenoon and her pla;e taken up by the hulk Don Juan. The Beautiful Star steamed down to Port Chalmers this morning, and took in the Te Anau's Dunedin cargo, which she landed at the Rattray street wharf this afternoon. ACCIDENT TO THE WAREATEA. Lyttelton, May 23.—The Wareatea was towed into port this morning by the Penguin, her propeller-shaft having been broken when twenty-five miles this side of Cape Campbell. The Penguin came up shortly after tbo acci dent and took her in tow. The weather was fine. THE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING COMPANY. There scorns no end just now to news con nected with the mercantile trade, On the top of the Bensation cau-eJ by the proposed new company comes the informal ion of an important transaction in connection with the New Zealand Shipping Company. Some of the papers state that the lien which Sir William Pearce held on the company has been bought by the British India Steam Nav'eation Company, but that is incorrect. The line has been purchased by Mr Dawes, who is Sir W. Maokinnon's lieutenant. It does not amount to the same thing, for it means much more, as will be seen. Mackinnon and Co. are the most impoitant trading firm in England, if not in the world. In their hands at present are the Biitish India Steam Navigation Company, and most of the shipping tiade of India ; the Austiahuian United Steam Navigation Company, which does all the coasting trade in Au tralia; and the British East Africa Company. It is well known ia financial circles that Mackinnon sent on*; Stanley to relieve Emin Paaha, and quite recently he wished t > send out Josepy Thomson to relieve Stanley, only tho project fell through by reason of a quirrel with the explorer. Sir Francis De Winton is his lieutenant in tho Bsitish East Africa Oompany,andMrDaweßhislieutenantinotheraffairs. The purchase by Mr Dawes of the lien on the New Zealand Shipping Company for L 300,000 means, thrn, a great deal, for it giveß Mackinmn the option of using the boats for any purposa ho may think fit. I hea*- that the Slipping Company's directors are much annoyed at the transfer, for thoy had no 1 ; the option of pre-emption given them, and they naturally feared that tho action of Sir W. Mackinnon might prove di jadvantage.Ais to them. /s a man well versed in these matters Baid to me: "Maokinnon may take the boats Rnd use them in tho Qaernsland trade." As a matter of fact, however, I am in a position to state that there iB no Intention of doing this, thouzh the purchase of tho lien was made with a view to tho improvement of the Queensland trade. Mr Dawes, acording to my informant, says frankly " What I want to do is this: We are much interested in the Queensland tr*do. and I have come to the conclusion that the frozen meat trade can bo enormously doveloped there. I want, therefore, to get at the back of the trade and go thoroughly into it. so that I may develop tho Queensland business. New Zealand is the centre of the trade, and I have chosen the Shipping Company us likely to givo me facilities f r accomplishing my object." This is, in effect, his object. The new arrangements, then, will be that Mr Strickland goes back to the management here, but Mr Tyßer retains his position aB broker. The intention is to work amicably with Phaw, Sivill, and Co. The Board will not be interfered with, and the trade in New Zealand will be pui-hed, as well eb that in Queensland. I loam from another source that Mr Tyi-er is building two new boats, so that it is his intention also to push on the trade, but whether this is in conjunction with Mackinnon I have not yet discovered. —London correspondent of the Presß.' Shipping Telegrams. Melbourne, May 22. —Wairarapa, for the Bluff.

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SHIPPING, Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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