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Hlffh Water. To-morrow. Taiaroa Heads: 10 3 a.m., [ 10 48 p.m. Port Chalmers : 10.43 a.m., 11.28 i p.m. Dunedin: 11.28 a.m., 0.13 p.m. ' • ; port Chalmers. ARRlVED.—October 18. Penguin, s.s., 442 tons, Bcrnech, from Northern ports. Passengers: Mesdames Allen, Hoadloy, Cameron, Masters Hoadley, Cameron, Miss Burnett, Messrs Wilson, Jsutter*oith, Brinstead, Dr Hoadley; and ten tteerage. Tho Penguin arrived at the Victoria wharf at 8 30 a.m. today with passengers and cargo from Nelson via Picton, Wellington, Lyttelton, and Akaroa. She left the latter port at 5.15 p.m. on the 17th inst., and reached headquartors as above. She had rr.odcrato variable winds with fine weather throughout tho passage. Tho barque Clan M'Lcod was towed up to Dunedin this morning by the Plucky, and berthed at tho cross wharf to discharge cargo. The Grafton was towed up from Port Ohalmers this forenoon. The Invereargill and Maori were hauled out of the graving dock this morning, and the Wairarap* taken in. The next foreign vessels expected are the Morning Light, which left Boston on July 11, now 99 days out; and the Jeßsio Readman, from London (July 29), 81 days out, A PERILOUS TIME. If one can imagine the hull of a vessel deeply hden, with nothing visible above-board in the shape of a mast or spar but a jagged stump just showing over the battered bulwarks, an idea will be obtained of tbe appearanco the brigantine Isabelle presented when picked up off Sydney Heads yesterday by the tug Levoret, and towed port. Tho Isabelle is by no means a stranger here, having eailed chiefly on this coast since tho day sho was built at George River, in this colony, just twenty years ago. Recently she hns been identified with the "tixty mile fleet "of colliers trading between Newcastle and Sydney. She was engaged in one of tbeae trips on Thursday night last, when sho took her departure for Newcastle. Everything went well diwn the coast until yesterday morning at about eight o'clock, when she was on a wind to tho northward of Sydney Heads, and distant about eight miles. Frcm what can be ascertained on board it appears that she was in I tho act of going about, or just on the point of doing so, the nun forward in readiness to hand tho head tails, whc» the fore-topmast and forotopgallantmast backstays suddenly carried away. "The rc*t," said the captain, "you can seo for youissif," referring to tho deck full of broken spars, splintered deckhou'es, pieces of shroudß, wiro stayu, and an endless tangle of ropes of all sizes. Had the wildest hurricane that ever blew struck the Isabello it is scarcely possible to have left her in a more pitiablo plight than tho apparently trilling incident of the parting «f the backstays just mentioned. After these important stays gavo way, however, down camo tho upper masts and yard>i with the caneas set upon them at tbe time, the vessel being under all sail when tho ace'dent happoned, and as sho is a full-rigged brigantine, carrying set foroaai', forotopsail, and topgallant sail, it will bo readily understood the wrecked condition Bho speedily assumed on djek. The maintopmast fell among tho general havoc, and the mainmast went over the stern, leaving the stump about 4ft or sft above the level of the deck. The foremast broke short off flush with the deck, and a well-built and comfrrtable galley crumbled beneath tho pressuro of the falling mast. Quoting the cook, who, on boarding tho vessel yesterday, was fitting apparently contemplating the wreck of his house, and thankful for his own safety, "They came quite gently down f n top of us,'' he said, " and nobody was hurt," His house was strewn in pieces around tho bundles of broken ropes he was thon sitting upon. Right forward from tho bows, or in " tho eyes of her," to the taffrail aft, the scene was one to bo remembered, perhaps not the lcist surprising feature in it being the enormous quantity of gear included in the indescribablo heaps of blocks and ropes which mado her docks utterly impassable. "A ship chandler's store after an earthquake would not be an inapt description. How the whole of the crew rscaped with their lives almost surpa«ses comprehension. Thero oan be scarcely any two opinions that had tho accident occurred at night and heavy weather overtaken the vessel in tho predicament sho was in off Sydney Heads, before help reached fcer she would speedily have foundered in tho seaway. As it was, the accident happened in daylight, and within sight of the look-out station at the Heads, whence help could be speedily rendored, —'Sydney Echo.' MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY'S FLEKT. Fbiday, October 18. Lyttklton.— Tckapo arrived 10 am. from Timaru : sails 10 p.m. for Wellington.—Rosam >nd fails to-night for Grcymouth. Wellington.—Rotomabana arrived 8 a.m. from Lyttelton; sails 7 p.m. for Napier.— Takapuna arrived 4 am. from Nelson ; sailed 3pm for Lyttelton. Nelson.—Hotorua arrived 1.30 pm. from Wellington ; eailed 3 p.m. for New Plymouth. WssTPOßT.—Mahinapua arrived 6 a.m. from Nelson; Bailed 4 p.m. for Nelson. GIBBORNK t- Australia arrived early from Auckland; sailed 3 p.m. for Napier.—Southern Cross arrived early from Napier; sailed noon for Auckland. Hauroto arrived noon from Auckland; sails 7 p.m. for Napier. Blufv. Manapouri arrived 8 a.m. from Du :edin; sailed 4 p.m. for Melbourne. THE DIRECT STEAMERS. The lonic sailed from Wellington yesterday afternoon for London via Rio do Janeiro. Passengers : From Wellington—Mr Argil], From Auckland—Mr and Mrs Grico and infant. From Hobart—Mrs Wilson and Miss End. From Adelaido—Miss Reetham. From w npier—Miss Sparks. Second saloon: From Wellington - Mrs Baib?r and Aimslee, and Messrs Barber, Tattersall, and Allan. From Dunedin—Mrs and Miss Howard. Messrs Howard, Rofold, Tingle, Stewart, and Ticker y. From Auckland -M'B Mold and two children, and Mrs ForBhaw. From Melbourne Major Burrows. From Christchurch—Mr M'Farlane. For Rio, from Auckland—Messrs Wilkinson and Runciman ; twenty steerage from all ports. The following passengers were booked per s.s. Tainui for New Zealand up to September (5, 1889:—First saloon—Mr and Mrs Torre and family, Miss Ribbons, Hon. E. A. P. Moltsworth, Mr and Mrs B*ker and family, Mrs Davie, Mr A eland Hood, Major Hay, Messrs "Wilkes, Marsing, and Hopewell, Mr and Mrs I'hctch and child, Mr Heathcote, and Miss Smith. Second saloon Mil's Buchanan, Mr, Mrs, and Master Smith. M ; neeH Crawford and Cook, Mr and Miss Mureatroyd, MeHdames Firman, Goldstein and family, Kirkpnt'ick and partv, and Kitchen and family, Mr Cunicr, Miss Shepherd, Mr and Mrs Dodson, Buchanan, Rose, and Maiden, Miss Packer, Mr Coleman, Dr Inelis, Messrs Henley, Lund, and Averill, Miss Clarke, Mr Tiddy, and Miss Swan. Steerage—Mr and Mrs Amner and party, Mrs Foster and Son, Mr and Mrs Hewitt, Misses Paroons (2). Messrs Kerr and Wood, Miss M'Donald, Mr Matheson, Mrs Fletcher, Mr Blackball, Miss Canadu3, Messrs Archer, Maidens, and Woodley, Mrs Millar, Mr Jones, Mrs Herns and party, Mr and Mrs Ballard and party, Messrs Hatch and Alsson, Miss Barber, Mr aud Mrs Buscomo and party, Messrs Bottomley and party and Crooks, Miss Elkin. Mrs King, Miss Pursey. Messrs Hill and M'Clymont, Miss liarr, Mr and Miss Pilson. Messrs Adams and Towsoy. Miss Wood, Mr and Mrs Jones and family, Mr Weale, Mr and Mrs Kennedy aud family, Mr and Mrs Weokes, Messrs Amos. Boys, and Smith, Mr and Mrs Harrison, Mr Tcnnant, Mr aud Mrs Clark and ' family, and Mr Muriell. SblppUtar Telegrams. Auckland, October 17.—Hauroto, for the South. For Dunedin—Miss Dallas. Mr Law and child, Major Douglas. Messrs Jarman, J. Peterson, Workman; and fourteen steerage. Wellington, October 17.—Ship Blair Drummond, for London, with a large cargo, principally of flax. . , _ Lyttelton, October 17— Penguin, for Dunedin via Akaroa. Passenger: Mr Dallaß. Rotomahana, for Northern ports.—Kabu, for Wellington and Napier.—Argus, for Timaru, Sydney, and Newcastle. Sydney, October 17. Zealandia, from Auok- ' land.

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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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SHIPPING. Evening Star, Issue 8041, 18 October 1889