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tHlgli Water. To-MOBBOW. Talaroa Heads; 10.17 a.m. 10 55p.m. Port Chalmers: 10.57a,m„ 11.35 p.m. Dunedin: 11,42 a.m., 0.20 p.m. Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— August C, Rotomabana, s.s,, 865 tons, Carey, from Melbourne via the Bluff. Passengers: Meedames Hurt, Brittenden. Elandford and family (4), Misses Brittenden (2), Head, Rohm, Hurt, Messrs Hurt, Goutley, Blaudford, _ Davidson, Thursley, Burnett, Elder, and thirty iu the steerage. From the Bluff-Messrs Bradshaw, J. G, Ward, Nichol. Elderslie, s.s,. 2,400 tons, J. Outhbert, from London (May 14) via Fremantle, Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Oamaru, and Timaru. Passenger : From London—Miss M'Kenzie.

During the voyage of the barque Devonport from Auckland to Hokianga a seaman was washed overboard and drowned.

The Rotomabana, Captain M. Carey, from Melbourne via the Bluff, arrived a’ongsido the George street pier at 7.80 a.m. to-day. She left the Bluff at 5.15 p.m. yesterday; experienced strong southerly gale with high sea along the coast. She will undergo her periodical overhaul prior to leaving port again. Dredge 222 steamed up to Dunedin this foreneon, ARRIVAL OF THE ELDERSLIE. The Elderslie, from London via Fremantle, Albany, Adelaide. Melbourne, Oamaru. aud Timaru, arrived off the Heads at 8 a.m. to-day, and crossed the bar under the charge of Pilot Paton, berthing at the Bowen pier at 9.45 a.m, The Elderslie is still under the command of Captain Outhbert; Mr Abbott still occupies his old position as chief officer; Mr Thomas, her late third officer, has been promoted to second vice Mr Fernback; and Mr Stevenson comes as third; Mr Waters is chief steward; and the engineering department is still under the charge of Mr Kelly. On the passage out from London one of the passengers named Alfred Childs committed suicide when the ship was in latitude 43deg 25min 8., longitude GGdeg E., on Juno 21. He turned to one of the other passengers, and saying “ Heie goes,” jumped overboard and was lost. The act was committed while the ship was going at full speed before a strong breeze. Childs had been in a desponding state for two or three days before; but there was nothing iu his demeanor to warrant special supervision. While in the tropics the chief cook, named John Veale, died from apoplexy. The Elderslie left London on May 14 ; had moderate winds and fine weather, and reached Las Palmas on the 22nd ; coaled, and left the same day; had fresh N.E. trade, and crossed the Equator on May 30 in longitude lldeg W. ; had strong S.F. trade, with a heavy sea, passing the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on June 16 iu latitude 41deg S.; thence had strong passage winds, principally from theN.W., attended by a high sea; on June 21, in latitude 43deg 27min S,, longitude 6Gdeg E.,a heavy S.S.W. gale set in, raging with almost hurricane fury for forty-eight hours, while heavy seas broke high over all repeatedly, but beyond deluging the decks there was little or no damage done; arrived at Fremantle on July 1; discharged cargo aud left on the Bth; coaled at Albany on the lOlh, and reached Adelaide on the 14th; discharged cargo and took on board some 200 tons for New Zealand; pushed on on the 18th, arriving at Melbourne at 230 p.m. on the 20th; discharged cargo and left at 7.40 am. on the 26th nit.; had light E. and S.B. winds across, and was off Taiaroa Heads at 7 a.w, on the 30th ; took on board Mr Mill and a party of stevedores, leaving again at 8 a.m.; arrived at Oamaru at noon same day; took on board 0,481 carcasses mutton, 131 cases kidneys, COO cases preserved meats, and 168 bales wool, and left again at 7.35 a.m. on the 4th inat,; reached Timarn at 1.10 p.m. same day ; took on board 7,973 carcasses mutton, 104 bales wool and skins, and 61 casks pelts, and sailed at 4 p.m. on the sth; bad strong southerly gale down tho coast. She commenced to take in frozen mutton this afternoon. MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY’S FLEET. Tuesday, August 6. Lyttelton, —Tarawera arrived 8 a m. from Wellington; sailed 1 p.m. for Dunedin.— Rotorua arrived 9.30 a.m. from Dunedin; sails 10 p.m. for Wellington.—Orawaiti sails this evening for Westport. Wellington. Ringarooma arrived 7 a.m. from Lyttelton. Herald rails midnight for Picton.—Mahinapua arrived 12 noon from Lyttelton.

Nelson.—Takapuna arrived 2 a.m. from Wellington; sailed 2 p.m. for Picton. Niw PLYMOUTH.—Penguin arrive early from Manukau ; sailed 3 pm. for Nelson. Auckland. —Wairarapa arrived 9 am. from Sydney.— Te Anau arrived 11 a.m. from Gisborne.

Westport, —Waieatea sailed for Napier at 4 a.m. Shipping Telegrams, Auckland, August s.— Australia, from Wellington.—Elinor Verson, for New York.— Kaipara; Yolande, from Sydney. Wellington, August s.—Tarawera, for the South, Passengers: Misses Madams, Edwards, Pearson, Saunders, Mesdames Taylor, Broughton, Overton, Whitten, Mannsel), Southern and family, Major Gcrirg, Messrs Myers, Whitton, Knigh*, Wayte, Brown, Macpherson, Wilson, Lycett, Lock, Clifford, Wood, Webster, Broughton, Simpson, Roberts, Collis. and Ross. Lyttelton, Augnat s,—lnvercargill, for Invercargill.— Mahinapna, for Wellington.—Grafton, for Dunedin via Timaru.—Eingarooma and Centennial, for Northern ports.

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SHIPPING., Issue 7978, 6 August 1889

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SHIPPING. Issue 7978, 6 August 1889

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