HIGH WATER. To-morrow. —Taiaroa-Head : 3.28 *.m., 3.44 p.m. lvrt Chalmers: 4.8 a.m., 4.24 p.m. Dui - edin : 4.53 a.m., 5.9 p.m.. - PORT CHALMERS. ARRlVED.—November 9. Zior, schooner, 63 tons, Cameron, from Mercury Bay. SAlLED.—November 9. Napier, s.s., 48 tons, Matheson, for Waikawa. November 10. Invercargill, s.s.. 136 tons, Sundstrum, for Invercargill. The Union Steam Ship Company's steamer Taupo, which left Lyttelton on Monday night, broke her shaft when a few miles from the Heads. She returned to port yesterday in tow of the tug Lyttelton to have the necessary repairs effected. The Flora was to-day shifted over to the wharf under the sheer-legs and her old funnel hoisted out. She was afterwards floated into the graving dock for cleaning and repainting. The Invercargill left Dunedin wharf this afternoon for Invercargill. The schooner Zior, with cargo from Mercury Bay, arrived at Dunedin wharf at 5 p.m. yesterday. She left Mercury Bay on the 31st ult., and had strong S.W. to W. and S.W. winds, with squally weather, until the 7th inat., when she encountered a furious south-wester, and put into Timaru for shelter; left again on the Bth inst., had variable winds until she arrived off Taiaroa Heads on the afternoon of the 9th inst., and was towed up to Dunedin wharf by the Plucky. The ship Taranaki will complete the discharge of her Dunedin cargo to-day. The Napier left Dunedin wharf at 0.20 p.m. yesterday fur Owaka. The barque Noma is discharging cargo at Dunedin wharf. MOVEMENTS OF UNION S.S. COMPANY'S FLEET. Wednesday, November 10. Bluff.—Waikare arrived 9 a.m. from Hobart; sailed 4 p.m. for Dunedin. Lyttelton.—Te Anau arrived 8 a.m. from Wellington ; sailed 1 p.m. for Dunedin. NELSON.-Penguin sailed 9.30 a.m. for Wellington. Gisborne.—Rotorua sailed 8.30 a.m. for Auckland. THE BIGGEST STEAMER IN THE WORLD. The Nord Deutscher Lloyd's new steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse has just completed a vovage from Southampton in the record time of sd" 22h 45min. The daily run 3 were 208, 531, 495, 512, 5tS4, and 18(> knots, and the average hourly run was 21.39 knots. According to a calculation made on the basis of the time occupied by the Kaiser Wilhelm der Gross- between Bremen and New York—namely, 6d 20h—the average speed of the vessel was 21.4 kuots per hour," which gives a daily run of 513 knots. This imposingly named liner has the distinction of beinsr the largest vessel in the world, her gross register being about 14,000 tons and displacement about 20,000 tons. Her length is 625 ft, beam 66ft, and depth 43ft, and she is propelled by two sets of powerful triple expansion engines constructed by her builders, the Vulcan Company, of Stettin, and working at 28,000 horse-power. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse is divided by bulkheads into eighteen watertight compartments, three of which could be filled with water without sinking the ship. A similar steamer to the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, named the Kaiser Friedrich, of 12.800 tons, is expecled to be placed in the Nord Deutscher Lloyd's Atlantic service shortly THE DIRECT STEAMERS. Wellington, November 10.—The Kaikoura left the Cape on the Bth inst. TELEGRAPH NOTICE BOARD. Arrivals. November 9: Lvtteltoc, 8.30 p.m., Helen, from Clarence River. November 10 : Bluff, 8.45 a.m., Waikare, from Hobart. Departures.—November 10: Lyttelton, 1.30 p.m. Te Anau, for Port Chalmers.-Port Chalmers, 2.15 p.m., Invercargill, for Invercargill. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. Wellington, November 9.—Corinna, from the South. Te Anau, for Lyttelton ana Dunedin. Passengers: Misses Keely, Anderson, Lindsay, Fear, Mesdames Donll and two cnildren, Blackburn and ohild, Lindsay, Howes, Ackland, Dr Lindsay, Messrs Watson, Johnston, Bell, Wastney, Price, Gale, Odell, Schloss, Perry, Hunter, M'Lean, Hetherington, M'Master (2), Fergusson, Train, Ackland, Jones; and fifteen steerage. Napier, November 9.—Mamari, from Gisborne. Lyttelton, November 9.—Herald, for Wellington and Greymouth.— Rotomahana, for ton.—November 10: Te Auau, for Port Chalmers. Auckland, November 10.—Yesterday, Mararoa, for the South. Passengers: Miss White, Mrs Tennant, Messrs Reedy, Byers, Philips, Brown, Diwson, Diver (2), Dr Cader, Rev. Martin Maunsell. Bluff, November 9. Ohau, steamer, from Westport.—Tarawera, for Melbourne.—November 10: The Waikare, from Melbourne and Hobart, arrived at 8.45 a.m. Passengers : Misses Stephen? son (2), Kendall, Donaldson, Taylor, and Connor, Mesdames Stephenson, Sligo, Begg, Davis and family (2), Alnutt, and Colclougb, Messrs Perry, Stephenson, Sligo, Begg, Duncan, Davis Drutgen, King, Jennings, and Reid.
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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 10467, 10 November 1897