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IHrli Water. To-MOBKOW. Talaroa Heads : G. 3 a.m., 0,22 p.m, Port Chalmers : 6,43 a.m., 7.2 p.ra. t unoJin; 7.23 a.m., 7.47 p.ra. Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— August 14 Beautiful Star, s b., 148 tons, Brewer, from Oamaru. Passengers: Four saloon and three steerage. August 13, Tekapo, s.s,, 1,541 tons, Anderson, from Sydney via Cook Slra-t. Pa s sengers: Mcsdimes Male, Kcmshed, Mr I iicher. Jasper, barqneminc, 252 tons, Rogers, from the Mauritius (llth Jay). SAlLED.— August 15. Enterprise, brigantine, 84 tons, Bell, for Nap’er via Timaru. Wairarapr, s.s., 1.278 tons, Chatfleld, for Melbourne via the Bluff. Passengers : For the Bluff—Miss Law. For Melbourne—Miasea Co as ins, Hallensteis, Ba'tray, Mrs Flicker, Mes-rs Cousins, M*Parla.i2e, Rattray, ; and eleven in the steerage.

The schooner Lizzie Ellon commenced discharging cargo at the Jetty street wharf tins morning. The Beautiful Star arrived at 10 p.m. yesterday. She loft Oarraru at 3.10 p.m., and had light, northerly wind?, with clear weather and N.F. swell, down the coast. An important judgment affecting the respective positions of freezing companies and shipowners in connection with leasing hulks was delivered at Christchurch yesterday by Mr Justice Denniston. Iho case was ono in which the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company were plaintiffs, and the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company defendant?. Plaintiffs sought to recover Ll5O for dimage done to certain sheep stored in the hulk Edwin Fox, leased by the defendants to plaintiff?, owing to negligence on the part of the defendants. Defendants contended that plaintiff) were stopped from bringing their action inasmuch as the agreement between the parties provided that defendants would not be responsible for loss and damage, and that the sheep should be insured by plaintiffs. His Honor, in an exhaustive judgment, upheld this view, and gave judgment for defendants,

The Tekapo, from Sydney via Cook Strait, arrive! at the tongue wharf at 7 a.m. to-day and commenced discharging cargo. She left Sydney at 9.30 p.m. on the 3rd inst.; had strong head winds, and arrived at Wellington at 7 p.m. ou the 9th inst.; left again at 1 p.m. on the 11th inst., and arrived at Lyttelton at 4.30 a.m. on the 12th ; left that port at 7 p.m. same day, and reached Tiroarn at 9 a.m. on the 13th s left again at 6.30 p.m., arriving at Oamaru 7 a.m. on the 14th ; left again at 6.16 p.m., and reached Dunedin as above. She had fine weather down the coast. MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY’S FLEET. Thursday, August 13, Lyttelton.—Manapouri arrived 8 80 a.m. from Dunedin; sails 6 p.m, for Wellington.— Penguin aimed 7 a.m. from Wellington; sailed 1 p.m. for Dunedin via Akaroa. Wellington.—Brunner arrived Sam, from Grey mouth. Kelson.—Rotorua arrived 9 a.m. from New Plymouth; railed 11 a.m. for Picton and Wellington.—Grafton arrived 10 a.m. from Wellington ; sailed 11 a.m. for Westport, Westport,—Herald sailed early for Wellington. Manukau.—Wanaka arrived 8.55 a.m. from New Plymouth. Auckland.— Hauroto arrived 8 a.m. from Sydney.—Waihora sailed noon for Gisborne. WRECK OF THE MALLSGATE. A Brisbane telegram stateiThe captain and nine men belonging to the barque Mallsgate arrived at the pilot station to day in an exhausted condition, having been eight days in a boat. Another boat, with the mate and ten men, is missing. The Mallsgate was wrecked on Middleton Beef, about 290 miles east of the Clarence Heads.”

The Mallsgate left Newcastle for San Francisco on the 17th July, and shortly after fellin with gales from the S.E. and K., together with vaiy thick weather. Th’a continued up to tho 2b t, bat all went well till about 6 p.m.. when the vessel struck on a rook, presumed to be the Middleton Retf. situated about 380 miles from tie Australian coast. The vessel at once began to fill, and an order was given to lower tho pinnace The master then cut her away, to prevent the vessel heeling ever, and the lifeboat was launched, the water having by this time gained rapidly. The crew was divided into two boats. The mate’s boat was well stocked with provisions. The compass and other instruments were secured. The captain’s boat had only a few tins of fi-ffi, Sib of bread, and two gallons of water. Tho Mallsgate by this tin l ; began to break up, and tho captain ordered the boats away and they soon separated. The dark, with ft heavy sea, end tho gale coutimv.d all night and day, when the weather moderated. Bad weather, however, again set in, but after enduring great privations from the want of food and water, they succeeded in reaching Moreton Bay.

A later telegram from Double Island Point, near Wide Bay, states that six of tbs crew of the Mallsgate had jast reached there, and five others were on the beach sixteen miles a* ay, too weak to travel. A spring cart has been despatched to biing them in. Tho crew suffered greatly from privation, They divided a bottle of preserved fruit per day between them duting the last five days. They are quite destitu’e. ARRIVAL OF THE JASPER. Tho barquontine Jasper, with 301) tons of sugar from the Mauritius, consigned to Messrs W. and J. Scoulor and Co., of this City, arrived off tho Heads this morning, and was towed up to the Rattray street wharf at 0.30 p.m. Captain Rogers rcpoits leaving Port Louis on July 11, and carried S.E. winds down to latitude 30deg south; thence sin had variable winds wiih fine weather, and passed the longitude of fit. Paul’s in latitude 36deg S., still keeping fine weather; the passed tho Island of Tasmania on August C in latitude 48’eg S., an! thence had iv.K winds, which cm led her down to within 350 miles of the Snares in latitude 51deg S. ; thence westerly winds sot in, and she passed the Snares on tho 13th inst.; passed the N'ggets at midnight on the next day; rounded Gape Saunders at 7.30 am. to-day, and came up to tiro wharf as above. Shipping Telegrams, Auckland, August 14. — Peerless, brigantine, and Splendid, barque, from Newcastle. — Sharpshooter, barque, from Fiji. Passenger: Mrs Magnussen,—The barque Rollo, loading at Kaipara for London, has a cargo comprising 530.000 ft sawn and 80,000 ft bulk timber.

Wellington, August 14. -Penguin, for the South. Passengers : Miss Pearson, Mrs Lo Oren, Sir J. Hector, Messrs Le Cren, Strauss, Jacob, Bisley ; and fifteen steerage.—August 15 : 2 p.m., fc'herard Osborne, a s., for a supply of coal.

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SHIPPING., Issue 7986, 15 August 1889

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