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To-morrow, Taiaroa Heads: .'5.15 a.ra.. 333 p.m. Port Chalmers : 3.85 a.m., 4.13 p.m. Danodia; 440 a.m., 4.58 p.m.

Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— Joke 28. Grafton, s.s., 207 tons, Nordstrom, from Westport via 'limaru and intermediate ports. Passengers: Misses M. Clark, Lang, Messrs Houghton, Pearson, Thompson, and six in tho steerage.

y AILED.— Junk 28. Wairarapa, s.s., 1,023 tous. Ohatfiehl, for Melbourne via the Bluff and Hobart. Passengers : For Bluff Messrs Plante, Latham. For Hobart—Mr Cottrell, and one steerage. For Melbourne—Masters Dorville, Matheson, Rev. M‘Lean, Mr Barron, Mis Matheson, and seven steerage.

Tho Fifeshire blcckcl off her batches this afternoon, and sails to morrow afternoon for London.

The Grafton, from Westport via Timaru and intermediate ports, arrived at 4.30 a.m. to-day, and steamed alongside tho Bowen pier to tranship 500 sacks oats to tho Wairaraps. Mr Hunt (hor purser) reports leaving Westport at 8,30 a m. on tho 24th inst., passed Cope Farewell at 8 p m. same day, and breasted Cape Campbell at 10c.m. on the 25th, arriving at Lyttelton at 1 a.m on the 28th ; left again at 10 p.m. same day ; reached Timaru at noon oa the 27th; loft again at 5,30 p.m. same day, arriving as above. From Westport sho had light variable winds with calm weather to Lyttelton; thence fresh wii ds with heavy raiu and snow squalls to Timaru ; and from that portN.B. winds with heavy swell to arrival. The Ellis lino steamer Centennial commenced taking in her outward cargo this morning. Her departure for Sydney has been postponed until 2 p.m. to-morrow. Tho Hingarooma took in cargo for Sydney today, bhe leaves the tongue wharf at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

A shocking tragedy was committed on board tho Ameiioan barque Newsboy, which arrived at Honolulu on April 8 from Newcastle, fiftyfour days out. Captain Johnson reports that on March 3 F. W. Hogg, the {list mate, had an altercation with a seaman named Andrew Paulson, and, getting the worst of It, ran Into his cabin, seized a revolver, and rhot Paulson, killing him instantly. Rugg was placed in irons, and, on arrival of the Newsboy at Honolulu, was turned over to Captain Green, of the United States man-of-war Alert. The Inman and International Steamship Company’s new bout the City of Paris ran from Queenstown to Sandy Hook in the time here mentioned, and this upon her maiden voyage, and for three days against heavy odds of weather. Her runs wereln first twenty-one hours, 398 knots; next twenty-four hours, 415 knots; 402, 300, 410, 498 knots (this last is within five miles <f the greatest one day’s ran on record); and portion of a day, 344 miles. The following arc tho times for maiden trips Etruria, 7d 18h omin ; Umbria, 7d IGh 25min ; City of New York, 7d llh 39min ; America, Gd 15h 41 min ; City of Paris, (id 18h 53min.

THE MATE OF THE HENRY JAMES. Donald Macdonald, mate of tho ship Henry James, of Glasgow, was recently pro ented by hir Nathaniel Dunlop, of tho Allan lino, with the brotza medal of Lloyd’s Fegiftcr Committee in acknowledgment of his extraordinary exertions to rescue the crew and the passengers of the ship from a desert island in the South Pacific, on which they were landed after the wreck of the vessel on an unmarked coral reef. TV hen it was found that there was no water on the island, and no prospect of relief, the captain called for volunteers to man a boat and try to reach Samoa, some I,SCO miles distant. Macdonald and four seamen volunteered, and reached Apia, whence assistance was sent out. The castaways had, however, in the meantime been rescued by another vessel. Mr Lyle, of tho North British Shipping Company, the owners of the Henry James, acknowledged the presentation on behalf cf Donald Macdonald. He remarked that Macdonald, when he sot out on tho voyage to Samoa, felt the extreme difficulty of the task ; it was tho fact that three of tho passengers—two little girls and their mother—were in a very precarious condition that induced him to undertake the hazardous enterprise. The privations of the voyage were fearful. One man had actually sucked his own blood ; others had eaten thrir boots and tho telescopo cover. Their sufferings were terrible. Mr Lyle re ferred to the futile efforts that had boon made to get the Board of Trade to acknowledge the bravery of tho men, and the gratification of his firm that Lloyd’s Committee had stepped in and done so, and gi\ on this medal. A writer in 1 Fair Play,’ commenting on tho affair, says ; - “ Our Board of Trade bestowed tilver medals on the officers and men of the Mariposa, whose duties merely consisted in meeting the boats from the island and transferring tho passengers to their own steamer in fire weather; hut they absolutely declined to take any notice whatever of tho gallant cor, duct of the mate, Macdonald, and his men, I am not surprised to hear this ; my old friends in Whitehall Gardens have a confirmed instinct for crass blundering.”


rniDAT. June 28.

Lyttelton.— Takapuna arrived 7 am. from Wellington ; sailed 1 p.m. for Akaroa. Wellington.— Manapouri arrived 11 am. from Lyttelton ; sails 7 p.m. for Napier.—Penguin arrived 8 a.m. from New Plymouth.— Biunner arrived 9 a.m. from Lyttelton. Nelson. —Botorua arrived 7 am. from Wellington ; sails 8 p.m. for New Plymouth. Auckland.— Wanaka sailed 11,25 a.m. for New Plymouth.


Wellington, June 27. —The Tainui sailed this afternoon for London via Rio, Passengers: First saloon—Misses M. Beadon, Cox, 0. Dunnington, Cholmondeley, M‘Lean, H. Bothdne, Lady Efejamere, Lady Morton, Meedames Beacon, Cox, Grant, Ware, Alexander, Lord

Delamere, Rev, F. Cox, Messrs R. Beadon, Bell, Grant, Ware, 0. Pulfurd, J. Verachever, A. Bower, A. M‘Donald, 0. Whatman, Masters Beadon (2), Grant, Ware (2). Second saloon— Misses Craig, Gregg, Leighton, Proctor, A. Blackmore, M'lvcr (2), Cook, Mesdames Blackmore, M‘lvor, Peyton, Messrs K. Heard, W. Donaldson, J. Robertson, S. Raphael, S. Gregg, T. Houston, M. Gepp, C. Dunett, IS. Bowyer, R. Ross, T, M. Houston ; thirty-five steerage. Mr Alexander Mitchell, second engineer, has been appointed first, vice Mr Wa doll, who died on Tuesday night.

Shipping Telegrams. Lyttelton, June 27.-7 p.m., barque Thurso, from Newcastle, Lnvuucaikjii.l, Juno 28,-2 p.m., Invercargill, from Lyttelton.

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SHIPPING., Issue 7945, 28 June 1889

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