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HIGH WATER. TO-MORHOW. Taiaroa Head: 11.22 a.m., 11.44 p.m. V)rt Chalmers : a.m.. 0.2 p.m. Dundin i 0.10 a-m., 0.32 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-day, 6.47 p.m.; rises to-morrow. 4.46 a.m. THE MOON. Sets to-morrow, 3.1 a.m. ; rises tomorrow, 2.8 p.m. WEATHER REPORTS. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. J>. C. Bates) supplied the following ■weather reports at 0 a.m. to-day : Bar. T'her. Weath. Auckland—S.W.. f b :0.3H u0 C Napier—W., f b ... 29.60 0-3 b Wanwnui—W., f b... 2?.77 5b bC Wallinston—N.N.W.. l-a 29.64 st> BC Wwtport-vS.W., br 20.72 51 CPQ Cirevmouth—W.. br ... 20.7 2 ob IH> Beal«v-W.. f b r ... 29.7,. S Christ dmrch-W.. 1 ?0-W <;*. ).,' ( ' Oamaru-S.W.. 6tr ... 59.5;» 4o OV .PuTipdin-S.W.. fb t 29.5:, <*h B ; 1 2P>l j.2 B . Nnsccts-S.W.. f b... 2PWI en H Bluff-W.S.W.. m g 29.64 4o OB l{ •P. - S.\V.. in - 20.50 5o 11, Balclntha,-S.\V.. vis. '' Roxbr.nTh--S.. I - ER.35 o2 111 Nasebv-Calm 27.70 4b 01. inverear-11-AY.. fhj 29.45 40 hj CIA-de S.W.. str ... bl BC Weather.—B. blue sky, he the atmos-r!.f--e ..tear or heavy: C. elotida, passm:: (•lords: D. drizzling rain; F. fogey : G-, s'oomv, dark weather; H, hail; L, lie,ht-r.:n-:'Af. mistv; O. overcast, the whole pkv'Vovf.rfd with thick clouds: T, passim: showers; Q. squally: R. rain, eontinned rriin; S, snow; T, thunder; U, ugly, threatening appearance; Z, hazy. Forecast. The Government Meteorologist :Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied following Rt. noon to-day:—Strong southerly gale: heavy showers'; and sleet at limes; weather become colder; barometer risit;;:; tides px*! sen consi<lerable off shore. ARRIVED.--October 28. Flo-ra, s.a. (7.45 a.m.'. 1.283 tons. Riron, from Grevmouth via Bluff. Paloona'. s.s. (8 n.m.i. 1.736 tons. M'Beath. from Melbourne via Hobart and Blnff. The Paloona, from Melbourne, via Bluff, nrrived at l)une<lin this morning. >ue will be withdraw-n from the service for overhaul, and her pl.t, e taken by ?he Warrimoo. vhich leaves here on rriday. The Paloona. which was formerly owned by the Hnddart. Parker Company ; and known as the Ze.alaedia. was purchased by the Union Company about five years ago and renamed the Paloona. "The Flora arrived, this mornim; from the Bluff. She sails on Thursday for the West Coast via ports. The Taraweva is due here on Thursday t'rnm Auckland via ports, nod on arrival goes into dock. The Breeze sailed yesterday afternoon for Wanganui and northern ports. The Kowhai sails to-day for Gisboru.ivhaTf via ports. The Kini, havin- had her new tail-shaft fitted and her overhaul completed, cleared Wellington Heads on Saturday mornim: for Greymouth. The vessel will io-.d a' the latter port tor Lyttelton. To land the local portion of lu-r ear:o. tha New Zealand Shipping Company's Rotorua is due at- Wellington on Tuesday, and afterwards will go to Lyttelton to complete discharge. She has ' about. 960 tons of earcro to put out iiere. Homeward loading -will subsequently be carried out at Lyttelton, Napier, and. Wellington. The arrivals in the port of Auckland, the fortnight ended October 15 represented an airyregato of 106.457 gross tons and 62.310" net tons. The departures consisted, of vessels with an aggregate tonnage of 145.197 cross tons and 85,594 net tons. The Rakaia. which arrived at Auckland from Liverpool on October 21. had an uneventful voyage to New Zealand. She did not call at any port between Liverpool and Hobart. and the only land sighted during that portion of the trip was the Cape of Good Hope. The vessel kept well out of the usual trade routes, ami only two .steamers were seen during the whole voy::zo. One, it was stated, was timber-laden, a most peculiar cargo t ■■■> be carryim; in that part of the Atlaiuie where she was nassed, an.d she all tho appearance, of being a disguised (iferman collier. The Rakaia is due at Dmiedivi on November 4.

One loi-il shipping firm at least is going to sees what it can do bv way of cutting the Germans out (write.-, tho Northeast Coast, <-orre=por.denf. to the London ' Shipping Worki' nwliu' date- September 0). The Nautilus Steam Shipping Company, of Sunderland, is (.•.•wilding without further loss of time its r-erv:--e between Groat Britain. Chili. Veru. and !' cuador. For many years it has maintained a service from the- Ciydf; and 'Mersey to these South American countries, anil now its vrs.--eis will load also at London and pick up at British por*.-. Hitherto tee Kosnms Line, of Humhm-L:. lias bo"n operating on this route, but. is now. of course, withdrawn. Thp Nautiius Company has already a nhip loading at London, and the promptitude- of this new development deserves, as it will no doubt- command, success.

The fishing boat Galileo, which leftDurtEidkl about a month ago, has been testing the fishing grounds off the coast. She arrived at Wellington several days ago mi her way from Dunedin to Wanganni. The Galileo was built at Dunedin about five taonths ago bv Mr A. Jen kin son. for Messrs M. Royall and Son, and is fitted tip -with the latest trawling alliances. The. vessel i.s 95 tons gross 'register, ran develop a speed of nine knots, ins a n<-t, wheel-house, and other interest in;.; features. The vessel called in at Wellington in take in fresh supplies of food and oil. There -nil-' be no Sydney steamer arriving at Auckland on Sunday (says a Press Association telegram). The is :=t:i! laid up at Sydney, and her nun departure from Port Jackson to-day means a month will have elapsed, without :iu' arrival of a Union Company steamer from that port. The difficulty of obtaining firemen is given as the reason for the failure of the Maheno to take up her running. THE FERRY SERYTCK. The Monowai, from Wellington, reach:-.! Lyttelton _at 9.50 this morning, and connected •with tho second express for the jiouth. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND. October 27.-7.15 p.m.. Wanaka, from Newcastle and Sydney.— 7.30 p.m., Rtveriua, for Svdnov." WELLINGTON. OctoW ' 27._6.30 p.m., Tarawera, for Lyttelton and Dunedin. Passengers : For Lyttelton—Miss Geary, Mr Gearv; and 2 steerage. For Dunedin—-Misses Knight (2), M'Donald, Me-sdames Fountain, Acking, Messrs Thompson, Knight; and 12 steerage. OAJfARTT, October 27.--10' p.m., Breeze, from Port Chalmers. BLITFF.—S.3O p.m., Palooaa., for Dunedin. FREMANTLE, October 27.—Orsova, from London. LYTTELTON, October 27.—11 p.m., Katoa, for Newcastle.—October 28 : 6.15 a.m., Mokoia, from Port Chalmers. SYDNEY, October 28.—Strathdee, from Wellington. fFor continuation aee Late Shipping.)

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SHIPPING., Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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SHIPPING. Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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