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Port Chalmers.

ARRIVED.— September 14. Invcrcargill, s.s., 186 tons, Sundstrum, from Invercargill. Beautiful Star, s.s., 146 tons, Brewer, from Oamaru. Passengers: Six saloon. Srftembbr 16. o»tlin, ketch, 46 tons, Norman, from Pelorus Sound. Brier Holme, larque, 891 tons, Johnstone, from Wellington.

The depth of water on the Westporfc bar today waH reported to hava been 25ft. The Nanny hns put out nearly 700 tons of cargo at the Rattray street wharf. Forty-aoven steamers aro plying between the West Indieß and New York, engaged almost exclusively in the banana trade. Messrs Donald Currie and Co.'s Castle Packet Rosland Castle in July lart completed the fastest passage on record from Cape Town to Plymouth, calling at St, Helena, Ascepsion, and Madoira. The run was performed in 17d lOh 30min. inclusive of the stoppages at the three islands. A London paper of July 26 says the Enterkin, a steel sailing ship of 1,600 tons net, built in the present year, is overdue at Melbourne. She left Barrow for that port with a cargo of railway material on the 16th March. Eighty guineas per cent, premium was being paid to effect insurances by the vessel. Later news was that she had put into Mauritius in distress, her cargo having shifted. The ketoh Catlin, with a full cargo of timber from Pelorus Sound, arrived at Dunedin at 8 a.m. to-day. She left Pelorus on 'he 3rd inat., and had a strong gale from N.W. to B.W. for fifteen heurs; thence she experienced moderate winds from S. to S.E. with fine weathor down the coast, The master reports on Thursday, the 12th inst,, sighting a New Zealand Shipping Company's ship sixty miles east of Banks Peninsula, apparently bound for Wellington, which wished to be reported. Her numerals could not be made out. During the week commencing 9th and ending 15tb September the followin? vessels have been at the Dunedin wharves: —Arrivals: Kakanui r.6 tons, Manapouri 1,020, Brunner332, Waitanci 1,128, Beautiful Star 146 (twice), Lizzie Ellen 40, Mahinaoua 205, Tekapo 1,544, Takapuna 370, Cairntoul 1,017, Inveroargill 123; total, 4,583 tons. Departures : A warns. 45 tons, Ohau 411, Penguin 442. Whampoa 1,109. Inveroargill 123, Beautiful Star 146 (twice), Manapouri 1,020, Brunuer 332, M»binapua 205; total, 3.770 tons. The Waitangi has put out about 300 tons of cargo at the Victoria wharf in first-class condition. The Beautiful Star arrived at 10.30 p.m. on Saturday, having left Oamaru at 3.20 p.m. on that day; had light variable winds, with rainy weather, until passing Shag Point; thence fine weather to arrival.

The Cairntoul having put out her inward cargo steamed down to Fort Chalmers thia forenoon. The Nelson has about 400 tons of cargo to put out and is taking in ballast.

MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY'S FLEET. Monday, September 16. Bluff.—Te Anau arrived liunday evening from Melbourno; sailed 5 p.m. Due at Dunedin wharf between Eeven and eight Tuesday morning. Lyttelton.—Wakatipu arrived 7 a.m. from Wellington; sailed 9 a.m. for Timaru.— Brunner sailed 2 p.m. for Wellington. - Mahinapua sails 10 p.m. for Wellington.— Herald sails 11 p m. for Greymouth. Wellington.—Hauroto arrived 8 a.m. Sunday from Sydney ; sails to-night for Lyttelton. —Kotorua tailed 1 p.m. for iVelson.—Giafton pailed 7 a.m. for Lyttelton.—Manawatu arrived 7 a.m. from Westport.—Orawaiti arrived 8 a.m. from Westport. G'iseornk—Tarawera arrived 5 a.m. from Napier; sailed 7.20 a.m. for Auckland. Russell —Arawata arrived 8 a.m. from Auckland; sailed 3 p.m. for Suva and Levuka. ARRIVAL C-F THE BRIER HOLME.

The barque Brier Holme, from Liverpool via Wellington, arrived at 11 am. to-day. She was built at Sunderland in 1870 by L. Thompson and Co. for Messrs Hine Bros., of Maryport, and is an exceedingly handsome vessel. Her class at Lloyd's is 100 A. The.Brier Holme is on her first visit to Dunedin, although she has previously been both in Lyttelton and We - lington. Captain Jolin'on reports leaving Liverpool on May 16, had N.N.W. winds with variable weather across the Bay of Biscay, and picked up the N.E. trade on May 39 in latitude 33Jeg N., having on the previous day carried away the jibboom in a sudden squall. The trade was fair, and gave out in latitude 7deg on Juno 7; thence she had doldrum weather until June 17, when she crossed the Equator in longitude 27deg W.; had no S.E. trade, but met variable winds with unsettled weather down to latitude 35deg S. on July 9; then encountered a frojh gale from N.N.E., which continued for two days and then veered to N.W. and moderated. Sho passed Tiistran d'Acunha on the night of July 12, and the meridian of Greenwich on July 16, in latitude 39degS.; then took the winds from N.N.W. to W.N.W., and crossed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on July 20, in latitude 41deg S., where the steady westerlies were taken; they veered from W.N.W. to W.S.W., with moderate weather until July 29, in latitude 44deg S,, when she encountered a furious gale from tho N.W. with fearful seas, hard squalls of sleet and hail and vivid lightning. The gale increased on July 30, and several heavy seas broke on board, smashing tho binnacle, wheelbox, and gratings, damaging the starboard quarter boat, and filling the saloon with water. At 2 p.m. on the 80th a furious sea struck the ship, throwing the captain and a passenger down to leeward with such force that Captain Johnston was stunned, breaking the drum of his esr, and severely injuring his left arm and ahoulder, from the effects of which he 1b still Buffering. The passengor (Mr Mitchell) lost the top of one of bis fingers. The gale abated on July 31, and thence she had favorable weather. Passed Cape Lceuwin on Auguit 10; was off Tasmania on August 17 ; had steady westerly winds, and made Capo Farewell on August 25, arriving at Wellington next day. She left Wellington on the 10th inat. ; had variable winds and weather down the coast, and arrived at Port Chalmers at 8 p.m. on Sunday, towing up to Dunedin as above.

THE DIRECT STEAMERS. The Arawa (from Wellington, AujjUßt 22) left Rio on the evening of the 11th inst. Her cargo of meat was in good condition. Shipping Telegrams. Wellington, September 15. Ship Zeahnd:a, Captain Philps (ninety days from London),— Hauroto, from Sydney. Passenger*: For Dunedin—Mrs Sievwright, Missis Brodrick and Sievwrifiht (2), M«S3rs Brodrick, Hill, Fitchett, Caiger, and Cook. Wakatipu, for the Souli, Pandemia: Mr and Mrs James MilL«, Minses Seager and Evans, Messrs Duncan, Ward, Seddon, M'Kenzie, M.H.R.s, Griffiths, and Watkins. September IS: 7.20 i.m„ Jubilee, from Sydney She had a rough passage part of the way, and hid to slow her engines yosterday on account of thick weather. She briigs seventeen saloon and twenty-five steerage passengers for tho South and tnirty-one for Auckland. Auckland, Septombor 15. - Of the Maripopa'a cargo 100 tons aro for Auckland and CO for the South and Islands. The remainder, 1,356 tons, is for Sydney.—Grecian Bend, from Newcastle. —Mariposa, for Sydney. September 14 : Wanaka, for the Soath, with the Southern port on of the 'Frisco mail.

Bluff, September 14.—Bayley, for London. — September 15: Barque Vivex, from Melbourne.— TeAnau, from Melbourne SheleftWilliarcstown at 4 p.m. on thellth; cleared Port Phill p Heads at 6 30 p.m., and hud Puyßcgur Point abeam at 11.30 a.m. on the 15th. She expeiienccd light variable winds and fine weather throughout. Passengers: For the Bluff—Messrs Bell, Marshall, Watson. For Dunedia Mesdames Hughes, Blackett, Miss Smith, Me-srs Hughes, BlacVott, Jack.Hon, Morris, Reynolds, Edwards, Bucknall, Smith, Gilleaume, Jenkins, Keith, M'Farlanc, Warnock, Linden, Algie. For Lytteiton—Misses Orr and Clarkson, Messrs Whitten, Rutland. For Wellington Mrs Kennctt, Misses Kfnnett, Kerr, Messrß Parfitt, Monckton, Averell. For Auckland—Dr Waddington; and twenty-six in the steerage for all ports.

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Port Chalmers., Issue 8013, 16 September 1889

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Port Chalmers. Issue 8013, 16 September 1889

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