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SHIPPING, Issue 7962, 18 July 1889
High Water. To-uonsow. Taiaroa Heads : 7.19 a.m.. 7.42 p.m. Port Chalmers: 7.59 a.m., 8.22 p.m. Tunedin: 8.44 a.m., 9.7 p.m. At tlte Heads. CatliD, ketch. Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— July 18. Mahinapua, s.b., 205 to»p, Todd, from Westport via Timaru and intermediate ports. Paseengers: Mrs and Mias Somerville, Mr Lang, and five in the steerage. Beautiful Star, s.b., 146 tons, Brewer, from Oamaru. Passengers: Seven saloon, eight tteerage. SAILED.-Jcxy 18. Rotomahatia, s.s., 865 tons, Carey, tor Melbourne via the Bluff. Passengers: For the Bluff—MesMß Moruet, Heymanson, and Vivian
Drnmatic Company (12). For MelbourneMessrs Westland, Cock, Kirkland, Walderon, Lorie, Rhodes, Ritchie, Bacon, Mesdames Cook and three children, Ritchie, Bacon, and bis iii steerage. Tekapo, 9s, 1,501 tons, J. Anderson, for Sydney via Wellington and Lyttelton. Passengers : For Sydnty—Mr and Mrs Henderson, Mr Fraser, Mr Wood, and five iu steerage. The Brunner took in cargo for Greymouth and other West Coast portß to day, and will leave the Rattray street wharf at i 0 p.m. for Oamaru and other portp. The Mahinapua, from Westport via Timaru .and intermediate ports, arrived at l'ort Chalhnersatßa.m, to-day. She left Weßtport at 10 p m. on the 12fch inst,, had fino weather till arrival at Nelson at 6 p.m. on tho 13'.h ; after a short stay of half an hour she pushed on for Wellington, encountered strong head winds with high sea to arrival at that port, at 6 a.m. on the 14th; left at !) 30 am. samo day: arrived at Lyttelton eaily on the morning of the 15t,h, bailed again same day; called at Timaru. The Alice has only a little kerosene to put out to complete her Dunedin cargo. Ihe Tongaiiro is expected to arrive at Tort Chalmers to-morrow morning, she having left Wellington at 5 p m. yesterday. Ihe Beautiful Star left Oamaru at 3 p.m. yesterday; had strong southerly winds, head sea, and squally weather along the coast, and arrived at 11.50 p.m. In addition to other caigo she brought uinetr-one sacks barley and 100 sack-} ca'meal for transhipment to Melbourne. Tho Mahinapua steamed up from Port Chalmers at 10.45 a m. to-day and put out carg) at tho Rattray Btrcet wharf. Tho Caitloch is putting out her cargo in excellent order. She has landed about 1,000 tons. Mr W. S. Waterston received a cablegram from London on Tuesday, advising him of the arrival there on Sunday afternoon of his barque Altxa, all well. The Alexa left the Bluff on the 2nd of April ten days after tho Counters of Rothep. Tiie latter vessel has not yet been reported as having arrived. The Alexa loads in London for the Bluff direct. —' Southland Times.' MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY'S FLEET. TnuasDAY, July 18. Oajiaiw.— Tekapo arrived early from Dunedin ; sails to-night for Timaru. Lyitelton.—Wakatipu arrived 8 a.m. from Timaru; sailed 5 p.m. for Napier.—Wairarapa arrived 8 a.m. from Dunedin ; tailed 5 p.m. for Wellington. Takapuna arrived 8 a.m. from Wellington ; sailed i p.m. for Akaroa. Auckland.—Waiho.a tailed noon for Gisborne.
THE SMOKE NOISANCE. An invention, which Fetm3 destined in a remarkable degree to lead to the mitigation of what ii popularly known as the Emoke nuisance, was (pays the ' Sydney Mornine Herald' of May 20) on Saturday afternoon exhibited at work 011 board tho steamship Narrabeen in the presence of a considerable number of gentlt men who take an interest in scientific matters. The invention is known as Don's Smoke Preventor and Fuel Economizer, for which it is stated that no fewer than thirty-Bix patents have been obtained in various countries. The instrument is nothing more than an air injector fittid above the door of each furnace, and so contrived that it sucks the air from the atmosphere, anl delivers it with great force upon the surfaco of the fuel. The effect of this is to drive the atoms of oxygen into contact with the atoms of hydrogen and carbon tho instant they are born, the result being visible flame. Ity this chemical union not only ij the flow of volumes of dense smoke charged with smut prevented, but the furnace is kept at a much more even temperature than under ordinary conditions, and a saving of fuel is effected which is represented ai beirg so great th*t with the new smoke preventor in use less than 190 worth of cojl vill generate a volume of steam equal to that for tho production of which under ordinary conditions the consumption costs LIOO. Four of Don's injectors were on Saturday, one being applied to each furnace The Narr&been first proceeded ns far as Cockatoo Wand, thenco she made a tiip to Manly, and back to Circular Quay, tho timo occupied in steaming being two hours ard a-half and the veeFel doirg about ten knots an hour. From time to time during tho jyurney ta Manly via Cockatoo Island the stokers fired up, Rbundant evidence of this operation taking place being afforded by tho outburst of dense volumes of black smoke. Then, after the lapse of a few seconds, the signal was given for the injectors to be brought into use, the steam- valvts vvero opened, and the result was instantaneously apparent. The outflow of dense smoke was at onco cut off from the funnel, and thero succeeded it a flow < f curling vapnr, A few seconds later this vapor issued in so clear a condition that it strikingly resembled the vapar to be seen rising from the ground on a warm aummcr day. Meanwhile the color of the smoke carriod away by the wind had assumed the dimensions and appearance of a large black cloud.
Shipping Telegram. Auckland, July 17. Hauroto, for the South. Passengers: For "Wellington —Mr Orwin. For Lyttelt n—Mis C. Brown. For Duncdin— Misses M'Glll, Lee, Fullerton, Mrs Ppeace, Mr 1?. H. Rattray, and ten steerage. —Dupleix, for Wellington, Lyttelton, and Dunediii. Passengers : Misses Bianey and Honiss ; ekvf n steerage, and seventeen through passengers from Sydney.—Wareatea, for Westport,— Howard, for Melbourne (from Kaipara) Wellington, July 17.—Takapuna, for the South. Passengers: Misj Douglas, Mrs Famuela and child, Messrs Brown, Holmes (2), Butler, Clifford, O'Connor, Proffitt, M'liuro, Lintott, Barker, and flvo steerage. Nkwcabtle, July 17. Thurso, barque, from Lyttelton.—Oaklands, for Lyttelton. Melbourne, July 17.—Ttrawera, for the Bluff.
London, July 10. Larnock, ship, from Lyttelton (April 20j.— Barque Auriga, from Wellington (Maroh 29).
SHIPPING, Issue 7962, 18 July 1889
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