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EIGH WATER. To-morhow. p.m. Pnrt Chalmers: 5.33 a.m., 5.48 p.m. Dunedin : 6.1S 3.m., (i.33 p.m.


SAlLED.—September 14. Invercargill. n.s„ 136 tons. Sundstrum, for Preservation Inlit via Invercargill. Westralia, s.s., 1,819 tons, Bull, for Sydney via East Coast ports. Passengers: Misses Allen (2), Poison, Mussen, Parsons, Macandrew (2). Smith, Mcsdames J. C. Thomson. Graham, Watson, O'Donnell. Loveridgc, H. Wise, Tulloch, Messrs Lane, B. Wise, Turner. Heir, Kelly. Mendelsohn, Stewart, Tulloch.-C. C. Graham, Watson, Loveridge, O'Donnell, A. Taylor, J. Taylor, Masters Ritchie (2), Allen, Russell (3), Kettle; and seventeen in the steerage.

The Invercargill left Dunedin wharf this afternoon for Preservation Inlet via Invercargill. A New York circular, under date 12th August, is to hand by the San Francisco mail, and contains, the following information concerning Njw Zea-land-bound vessels: "The barque Alice, for Wellington and Auckland, and the Penobscot, for Lyttelton and Dunedin, sailed from New York on 6th August. The barque Samar was loading for Wellington and Auckland, and the Agostino Rombo for Dunedin and Lyttelton."

The Mararoa was floated into the graving dock yesterday afternoon for cleaning and painting. The Westralia left Dunedin at 5 a.m. to-day for Port Chalmers, and left there in the afternoon for Sydney via the East Coast. The schooner Marniion will sail with the first fair, wind for Napier. * " '

I The third class unarmored cruiser Mohawk, which is to be commissioned for service on the Australian station,'is a twin-screw vessel of steel. Her displacement is 1,770 tons, with an indicated horsepower of 3,600 tons. Her length is 225 ft, width of beam 36ft, and draught* 14ft 6in. She was built at Glasgow, the engines being supplied by Thomson, and she was launched in 1886. The cost of her hull, including gun mountings, was £55,816, arid of her propelling machinery £31,667. Her armament consists of six six-pounder quickfiring guns, eight three-pounder quick-firing guns, aud two Maxims. She is fitted with three torpedo dischargers. Her maximum.speed is 16.5 knots. She has bunker space for 475 tons of coal, and can steam a distance of 7,000 miles at an average of ten knots.

The s.s. Apex, which called at St. Lucia (West Indies) for coals, reported that off the north-east coast of that island she ran through a regular sea of petroleum, which floated so thickly on the surface that it could be drawn on board by buckets. This oil must be part of the cargo of the ship Belle of Bath, bound from New York to Hongkong with 50,000 cases of oil, and which caught fire and was abandoned 140 miles east half south of Barbadoes, at which place her crew arrived in boats. The Onda has put out about 700 tons cargo into the railway trucks. The brigantine Ocean Hover has put out about two-thirds of her cargo of scrap iron at the George street pier. MOVEMENTS OF "UNION S.S. COMPANY'S FLEET. Tuesday, September 14. Bluff.—Waikare arrived 7 a.m. from Dunedin ; sailed 3 p.m. for Hobart. Westport.—Richmond arrived 9 a.m. from Greymouth.

Gisuorne.—Diugadee sailed 2 p.m. for Auckland. Auckland.—Taupo arrived 5 a.m. from Wellington ; returned 5 p.m. THE DIRECT STEAMERS. The following is a list of passengers booked by the New Zealand Shipping Company's Mataura up to August 7. The steamer sailed from Plymouth on August 21, and is due to arrive at Wellington about October B:—Messrs A. Gunn, A. Blanchett, J. Stinson, M. Stinson, P. M'Skimming, J. Richardson, W. Williamson, F. Williamson, J. Fraynor, B. Fraynor, E. H. Hickling, F. Taylor, Mrs A. Andrews, Mr W. Kelly, Miss A. Ewin'g, Mr W. Pate, Mrs M. Curry, Mrs S. Worthley. Griffiths family (7), Mr T. Rodwell, Mr, Mrs, and Miss Bureon, Mr D. Froude, Mr A. Rennie, Mr J. G. Stephen, Miss F. Savers, Mr R. M. Corriu, Mr J. H. A. Jackson, Mrs L. G. Blyth, Mr J. Dockiay, MrT. Staymaker, Mr, Mrs, and Miss Piatt, Mr and Mrs W. G. Piatt, Mr J. Williams, Mr T. Carter, Mitchell family (6), Mr G. Sowerby, Miss M. M'Leod, Mr C. Millingtoni Mrs Kate Cook, Miss and Master Cook, Mr F. Hardcastle, Mr W. Browning, Mr and Mrs John Porter, Mr John Porter, jun. t -^^^ TELEGRAPH NOTICE BOARD. Arrivals. September 14: Bluff, 6.30 a.m., Waikare, from Port Chalmers.—Timaru, 7 a.m., Corinna, from Dunedin.

Departures. September 13: Spit, 9 p.m., Hawke's Bay, for Wellington.—Auckland, 8.15 p.m., Waihora, for Sydney.—September 14: Bluff, 3.45 p.m., Waikare, for Hobart. . SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. Sydney, September 13.—Miowera, for Wellington. Auckland, September 14;—Tarawera, for the South. Passengers: Misses Roskruge, Ellison, Scoular, Dimant, Inder, Gutheridge (2), Courtenay (2), Nicolls, Gennell, Mesdames Clarke, Holwell, John3ton, Thompson, Scoular, Henderson, Gray, M'Kerrow, Gutheridge, Messrs Hare, Johnston, Gutheridge, Grant, Ritchie, Cook,' Gray.

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SHIPPING., Issue 10419, 14 September 1897

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