High Water. To-MORBOW. Talaroa Heads: 3.57 a.m., 4 19 p.ra. Port Chalmers : 4.37 a.m., 4.59 p.m. 1 unedin: 5 22 a.m., 5.44 p.ra. ♦ Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— August 10. Boautiful Star, s.s., 146 tons, Brewer, from Oamaru. Passengers :■ Six saloon. August 11. Invercargill, s.s., 136 tons, Sundstrum, from Invercargill via the Bluff. August 12. Pukaki, 8.8., 856 tons, Fcnn, from Westport. SAILED.-August 12. Dingadee, s.s., 593 tons, Downie, for Westport. Tho brigantine Sarah Pile was towed up from Port Chalmers this forenoon by the Plucky, and berthed at the Rattray street wharf to discharge timber. She left Kaipira on July 28 with easterly winds, which lasted twenty-four hours; thence she had calms for five dajs, followed by N.W. winds; cleared Cook Strait on the 3rd inst, and had light variable winds until the evening of tho 9th inst, when she took a N.E. breeze, which brought htr up to Port Chalmers at 1 p.ra. on Saturday. The Pukaki, with 1 573 tons coal from Westport, arrived at the Heads at 9.45 p.m. yesterday, and anchored until this morning, when the steamed up the haibjraud berthed alongside the George street pier to discharge p.irt cargo into the hulks. Mr Seige), her puiscr, reports leaving Westport at 7.15 a.m. on the 9th inst. ; experienced strung SI.K. winds -with moderate nea to Capo Campbell, which was pasßad at 035 p.m. on the 10th, when sho met a strong N.W. gale with high sea and cloudy weather, which continued to arrivalTho Beautiful Star arrived at 9 20 p.m. en Satin day. She left Oamaru at 3.15 p-m. on that day; had strong N.E. windp, with heavy sea, down the coast. The Invercargill, from Invercargill via the Blufl, arrived at Port Chalmers at sp.m yesterday. She left Invercargill at noon on the 10th inst. j called at tho Bluff at li p.m., and left again at 5 p.m.; enoountercd heavy N.E. gale, with high sea, along tho coa&t. On Friday might the wind veered to tho N.E., and incieis d to a gale, continuing the whole of Saturday and j-dtcrday, and blowing at tittes with hurricane force. Thero was a heavy sea at the Heads, but no casualties have been reported. The only damage done was that a few boats broke from their moorings and some others wre swamped, Tho gale, which was tho heaviest that has been experienced for somo years, moderated early this morning. Takapuna, ?.«., 370 tons, Grant, for Northern ports. Passengers: For Lyttelton —Mr J. Campbell and Mr D. Mills. For Manukau— Mr and Mrs Soilness ; a d one steerage. The Elderulie has now on board over 1,100 bales wool, 765 cases preserved meats, 57 casks Eelts, 25,917 ca-casses frozen mutton, 184 cases idneys, 54 harts, and 0 packages game. The Takapuna left the Rattray street wharf this afternoon for the North with passengers and cargo. The ship Waimate has about 300 tons of cargo left on board. She has taken soma outward cargo and ballast. The schooner Awaiui iB to be overhauled and repaired during her stay in port. The ship Ralston has veiy little cargo left on board. At prcsont her destination is not fixed. During the week commencing August 5, and ending August 11, the following vessels have been at the Duncdir. wharves:— Arrivals: Rotomahana 805 tons, Irsvercaig'll 123, Grafton 207, Tarawera 1,269, Awarua 45, Beautiful Star I*6 (twice), Kakanui sb', Takapaca 370; total, 3,157 tons. Departures : Rotorua 576 tons, Kakanui 56, Beautiful Ptar 146 (twice), Brunner 332. Rofomsluna 865 Invercargill 123, T»rawera 1,269, Grafton 297; total, 3,810 tons. A cartridge has been invented by Mr Albert H. Walker, which, when filled with oil and discharged, will pacify the stormiest of seai. The receptacle is of ordinaiy cartridge size, but is made of heavy papeT, and weighted at the further end with a small piece of lead It will hold about two ounces of oil. It is fitted in an ordinary cartridge shell, and fastened to it by means of cotton shreds. The cartridge is put into a breechloader, and thf trigger is pulled. The cotton connecting the cartridge and the shell is ignited by powder. It is burned, and the cartridge, filkd with oil, is sent spinning away over the waves. Then, at any point the navigator may wish, tho cartridge, because of the lead at its head, will sink into the wayes. The oil being lighter than the water, rises to the top of the sea, and spreads over it like a film over tho waves. By means of these cartridges a path of an eighth of a mile broad can be made through the heaviest of seas.—'Court Journal.' A new and interesting feature of Brtith naval armamonts is the substitution of quickfiring guns for tho mammoth pieces heretofore considered indispensable in tho battery. The English, though at first disposed to adopt the Ho'tchkiss quick-firing gan, have recently devised a similar one, which is now being made at the Armstrong works, and six cruisers in course of construction are to bo armed with it. These vessels will vary in size from 1,000 to 1,900 tons displacement, having armor belting from ju3t below the water lino to a point above high enough tc protect the engines and quartirp, atd will be quick heeled. Tho new quick-firing Armstrong guns compos'ng their battel is will be scarcely 42cwt eacb, of les3 than 5-inch calibre, firo a projectile weighing 451b, with a muzzle velocity of 2,073 foot-seconds, and have a penetration of 9in of. iron.
MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY'S FLEET.
Monday, August 12. Bluff.—Manapouri arrived 12 noon from Melbourne ; sailed 4 p.m. for Dunedin. Oamaru.—Arawata airived I a.m. from WclLyttelton.—Grafton arrived 1 f.m. from Dunedin; sails 10 p.m. for Wellington,— Tekapo arrived 4 a.m. from Wellington; sailed 5 p.m. for Timaru.—Mahinapua arrived from Wellington; sails 9 pm. for Timaru. 'Wellington.—Wairarapa arrived 8 a.m. from Napier; sailed 3 p. m for Lyttelton. Auckland.—Waihora arrived 1.30 p.m from Gisborne. Greymouth.—Brunner arrived early from Wellington; sails to-night for Wellington.— Rosamond sailed 9.30 a m. for Nelson. THE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING COMPANY LINK. EXPECTED ARRIVALS. At Port Chalmers. —Waitangi, from London; sailed June 18. At Oamaru.—Mataura, from London; sailed June 21. At Lyttelton.—Otaki, from Iondon; sailed June 8. At Wellington Wairoa, from London; sailed May 10. Aorangi. R.M.S., from Plymouth ; tailed June 29. Waipa. from London, sailed July 17. Rimataka, R.M.S., from Plymouth ; sailed July 27. At Napier. Orari, from London; sailed June 6. At Auckland. —Piako, from Ivoncon ; sailed May 17.' Raugifcikei, from London. At Bluff.—Mataura (via Oamaru), from London ; sailed June 21. PROJECTED DEPARTURES. From Lyttelt6t(.—Craignair, August. Ifrom Wellington.—Glamis, loaded; Wa:mate, August; Wair6'», to follow. From Auckland.—Largo Bay, August. THE DIRECT STEAMERS. The New Zealand Shipping Company is in receipt of advice, per s.p; Manapouri, that the R.M.S. Aorangi arrived at Hobart on Thursday, and was to leave for Wellington on Friday last.
Snipping Telegrams. Ghetmouih, August 11.—Mersey, for Port Pirifi, with a cargo, mainly coke, of 1,056 tons. Bluff, August 12.—Noon, Manapouri, from Melbourne. She left Randridge at P.MOp m. on the fl'li, arriving nt Hobart at (i a.m. on the Sth; If fc them at .". p.m. ; met with moderate head winds and dirty weather between Melbourne ai;d llubavt, and from tho latter port till nirival fresh lasterly winds, which increase! taa gale.wilh hfavy head Bias. Pi 8 aeugers: For the Bluff Mesdames Painy, Lerrfolt, Kcach and infant, Einpaon, Me;BH Lerrfolt, Butler, Empson, Macgregor, Principe 1 Rainy, Rev. Mr Rosr. For Dunedin Mesdames Whittaker ar.d child, Manning, Coradino and children (2\ Bills, and Coy, Messrs M'Neil, M'WaUers, Smart, Hay, Golding, Goodman. Patterson, Watson, Smith, Blivr, Professor AVallace. For Lyttelton—Mr Stratford. For Wellington—Messrs O'Mallc-y and Patterson; and thirty-five in tho steerage for all ports.
Auckland, August 12.—The Centennial, for Sydney, took shelter from the heavy weather until early this morning, when she resumed her voyage.—The outward mail steamer Zealandia has b;en signalled.
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