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SHIPPING.

HIGH WATER. ' ■ro-iionnow. Taiaroa Head I 6.3 a.m., 6.30 p.m. Port Chalmers: 6.43 a.m., 7.10 p.mDunedin; 7.13 a.m., 7.40 p.m. MONDAY. Taiaroa Head: 6.58 a.m., 7.25 p.m. Port Chalmers : 7.38 a.m., 8.5 p.m. Dunedin : 8.8 a.m,, 8.35 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-day, 7.1 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.42 a.m. Sets to-morrow, 7.2 p.m.; rises Monday, 4.40 a.m. THE MOON. Seta to-morrow, 7.26 a.m.; rises tomorrow, midnight. f —Phases During November. November 11 Last quarter D-7 am. November 18 New moon 3.32 a.m. November 25 First quarter 1-9 a - nl - WEATHER REPORTS. The Government Meteorologist (Ret. D. C. Bates) supplied the following weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day ; Bar. Ther. Wrath.

Wind.—L., light; bv, breeze; f b, fresh breeze; m g, moderate gale; g, whole or heavy gale; w, gale of exceptional severity. Weather.—B. blue sky, be the atmosphere clear or heavy; C, clouds, passing clouds; D. drizzling rain; F. foggy; G, gloomy, dark weather; 11. hail; L, lightning; JI, misty; O, overcast, the whole sky covered with thick clouds ; I’, passing showers; Q, squally; U. rain, continued rain; S. snow;, T, thunder; li, ugly, threatening appearance; Z. hazy. Forecast. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following At noon to-day :—Strong southerly winds, backing to west; squally and changeable weather; glass rise temporarily: tides good ; sea considerable off shore. ARRlVED.—November 7. Kini, s.s. (10.30 a.m.), 1,122 tons, Platts, for Westport. Knight of the Garter, s.s. (9.10 a.m.), 6,655 tons, Stephens, from Lyttelton. ' SAlLED.—November 7. John„ s.s. (3.30 p.m.i, 111 tons, Holm, for Wanganui via northern ports. Petone, s.s. (5.15 p.m.L 708 tons, Cowan, for Pieton, Wellington, and Vi anganui. November 7. Zealandic, s.s. (4.30 a.m.L 8,090 tons, Breen, for Bluff. Tho Kaitangata leaves (.Iveymouth for Melbourne and Sydney on Monday. The Canada Cape is due at Wellington to-day from Newcastle. After discharging she returns to Newcastle. The Moorabnol loads at Newcastle next week for Auckland. Tho Pateena will remain laid up next week, the Mapourika continuing the Wel-lington-Picton-Nelsou run. The Kittawa leaves Lyttelton to-day for Port Chalmers, where she lays up for S euryey and overhaul. The Mokoia’s departure from Lyttelton to-night will be delayed till the arrival of the 7.40 train to convenience the Cup visitors. Bad weather was experienced on the West Coast last night, but it is expect eel that the Poherua will get away this morning for Port Chalmers direct. The Maoriland Steam Ship Company’s Ennerdale has gone to Tarakohe to lift the first cargo of cement from that port for Australia. The shippers are the Golden Bay Cement Company, and the cargo will amount to 1,400 tons. Its destination is Brisbane. After discharge the Ennerdale will go on to Newcastle to load for New Zealand. Cargo for Dunedin, ex the German steamer Roon, which took refuge in Batavia shortly after the outbreak of war, has been released, and is now being landed at the wharf. Consignees, however, are not yet in receipt of information stating how possession of the cargo was obtained.

The El Cordobes, which left Liverpool lust week for New Zealand, is a vessel of 5,683 gross tons, and was built in 1900 at Sunderland. She is a modern type of steamer, being fitted with wireless. electric light, and refrigerating machinery. She has changed her name twice since building, and was formerly well known in New Zealand under the name of Indradevi, when she sailed under the Tyser flag. She changed her name to Chase Side, and then to El Cordobes, and, according to Lloyd's, is now owned by the British and Argentine Company, Limited. “Privateering is, and remains, abolished.” That, as I understand the matter (says London ‘Fairplay’). was the chief consideration for the Declaration of Paris, by which we a greet! to fight in the future with only one ham!. How does the capture of the Galicia by a converted merchant steamer square with that? The subsequent rescue by the Highflyer was a piece of luck. * Some of these Cape boats carry fabulous sums in gold; the best of them being slow compared with the crack American linera. What do the underwriters sny ? The * Dominion ’ states that on inquiry being made at the agents for the Taranaki Steam .Ship Company it was ascertained that the stranded steamer Mana was not- making any water on the beach at Paten. The weather had been too bad for any attempt to refloat the vessel to be made. According to private advices received. Captain J. Mathie, well known at Sydney and Newcastle, is a prisoner of war at Hamburg. Captaijj Mathie, who has been in command of several of the Weir Line of steamers, and some months ago left the Luceric to take charge of the new steamer Gifford, was at Hamburg when war was declared. Mrs Mathie and a sister. Miss M'Millan, are with him. They are allowed to live on board the ship, and are also given an allowance of one mark a day nor head for food. The Gifford is a new vessel, and is the third ship of that name owned bv /Messrs A. Weir and Co. The first was a sailing ship. The second was a steamer, which was subsequently sold to tho Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand and renamed Waitomo. Few associated with shipping and those who “go dpwp to the sea in ships ” have not read the famous novel ‘ The Sea Wolf,’ consequently it will be of interest to learn that the original of ‘ Wolf Larsen,’ of Mr Jack London’s story, has just passed away. This was Captain Alexander, V»r “ §ea Wolf ” M'Lean, and, according to a message from Vancouver rgoMTS# -y the Makura, although he had practically a ’ brief career at sea, he was nne of the best known of the nautical fraternity along the whole Pacific Slope. That London drew on his brilliant imagination in his work is abundantly clear, for Captain M'Lean was known as one of the most kindly* of men by all who came into contact with him, but he did not appear to mind when spoken of and referred to as “Sea Wolf M'Lean.” Captain M'Lean was found in tho water at False Creek, Vancouver, but whether he met his end as a result of an accident had hot transpired when the y <dcnxa sailed, r ■

THE FERRY SERVICE.

The Wahine reached Lyttelton at 6.40 this morning, and connected with the first express. RE-CHARTING THE SEAS. A HUGE UNDERTAKING. Vessels totalling over 136,000 tons have sailed from the ports of tho world in the last three years, never to be heard of again, and with them have been lost more than a thousand Uvea. These are the figures as set out by Lloyd’s, and amongst others they have very seriously impressed is Commander Stackhouse, R.N.R.. who has begun a movement to thoroughly chart tho seas, and thus bring about a considerable reduction in tho arrivals at the “ port of missing ships.” The captain’s plans involve a sevenyears’ cruise, and to conduct tho work he has secured the steamer Discovery, made famous as a result of her connection with the ill-fated Antarctic Expedition led by the late Captain Scott. Ho has so far received practical support from Great Britain, and is now in America endeavoring to arrange for that nation to help financially. The purpose of the expedition, according to the commander. is is remove from the Pacific and other ocean charts the numerous P.D. and E.D. marks which denote “position doubtful,” or “existence doubtful,” as the case may be, and also locate any rocks, reefs, or other dangers to the mariner onlv located now by a disaster. As may well be imagined, owing to the changes in trade routes consequent upon the opening of the Panama Canal, it is essential that such dangers should be shown, especially those abounding in the Pacific.

Providing nothing untoward happens, the Discovery will set out next March on her 250,000 miles journey, and if American support is given the enterprise will be known as the Anglo-American Oceanographical Expedition. THE PANAMA CANAL. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON, November 5. The Panama Canal has been reopened for traffic. SHIPBUILDING AT HOME. A RESULT OF THE WAR. The war is having a very serious effect on the construction of mercantile vessels in Great Britain. On tho outbreak of hostilities British builders were asked by the Admiralty to co-operate with them in order to expedite tho completion of war vessels. Shipbuilders readily agreed to this, with the result that comparatively little mercantile work is proceeding at tho present time. British shipbuilders and engineers who had contracted for ship eastings, tubes, etc., with German manufacturers are placed in a very difficult position, as in order to get material in Great Britain they will have to wait some considerable time, and will have to pay a much higher price than had been agreed upon with the German manufacturers. In tho case of shafting the price is nearly twice as much as the German contract prices; in fact, ever since dumping commenced the German prices have (so far as engine materials are concerned) been about half those of the British, and the British prices only covered a very small margin of profit, and in some cases the ‘quotations were practically at cost. The same applies to boiler plates and, to some extent, ordinary steel plates, but there has not been quite the same difference between the relative prices. There is no doubt, however, that British manufacturers have had such an experience of clumping during the past few- years that they will be very -t-nrt'fxil ns to the prices tWvy accept. It is believed in some quarters that the financial condition of Germany after the war will be such that she will be unable to continue tho dumping which has been such a serious thing for®British steed and forge makers in tho past. Whatever happens, however, as a result of the war. there is uo doubt that the cost of shipbuilding will show a matei'-d increase ou prices current recently, while the delivery of vessels now under construction will he delayed. OVERSEA STEAMERS. WELLINGTON, November 6.—5.50 p.m., Taimii, for London.—3 p.m., Pakeha. fur London. LONDON. November s.—Remnera, from New- Zealand. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. WELLINGTON, November 6.—5.50 p.m., Wimmera, from Hobart.—s.2o ITimaroa. for Sydney. SYDNEY, November 6.—Wairnna, from Kaipara.—Waitcmata, from New Zealand.—6.lo p.m., Moeraki, for Wellington. NEWCASTLE, November 6.—Zealand and Joan Craig, for New Zealand. CRAY'S HARBOR, November 5. Commerce, schooner, for Dunedin. LYTTELTON, November 7.-8.50 a.m., Westralia, from Port Chalmers.— 8.30 a.m., Lauderdale arrived in stream from Newcastle, and sailed again for Oamaru. TIMARU. November 7.—7 a.m.. Pctone, from Port Chalmers. OAMARU, November 7.—4 a.m., John, from Dunedin. WESTPORT, November 7.—11 a.m., Poherua, for Dunedin. (For continuation' see Late Shipping.)

Auckland—W., fb ... 29.97 62 C B O Napier—W.. 1 Wanganui —N.W., br 29.78 29.83 66 59 Wellington— N.N.W., br ... 61 C 29.75 Westport—S.W., br 29.82 54 C 0 G revmoutb—N.. 1 29.00 56 Bealey—E., lb 29.05 60 0 Christchurch — 58 BC S.W., lb ... 29.84 Timarti —S.E., 1 29.90 58 BO Camara—S. E.. 1 29.78 59 BC Dunedin—S.W., lb 29.78 54 O Queenstown —Calm ... 29.76 57 B Nuggets—S., mg 29.71 50 C OP Bluff—W.S.W., lb ... 29.85 50 Port Chalmers — 55 0 S.W.. 1 ... 29.71 Baldutha—S.W.. 1 ... — 60 BC Pembroke —C aim 28.80 57 B Naseby—Calm 27.85 52 B C Boxburgh—X.E., 1 29.70 57 O Clyde—Calm — 60 B G Invercargill— BC / S.W.. br ... 29.70 55 Puvsecur Point— M ' - N., 1 ... 29.86 48

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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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