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HIGH WATEE. TO-SIORBOW. Taiaroa Head: 9.44 a.m., 10.10 p.m. Port Chalmers: 10.24 a.m.. 10.50 p.m. Dnnedin: 10.54 a.m., 11.20 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-day, 7.7 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.36 a.m. THE MOON. Sets to-morrow, 0.9 p.m.; rises to-mor-row. 1.31 a.m. —Phases Daring November.— November 18 New moon 3.32 a.m. November 25 First quarter I.U a.m. WEATHER REPORTS. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day :

Weeze; ra R, modeTato gale; g, whole or heavy gale; w, gale of exceptional severity. Weather.—B, blue sky, lie the atmosphere clear or heavy; C, clouds, passing rloudaj D, drizzling rain; F, foggy: G. gloomv, dark weather; H. hail; I- lightning ;*M, misty; 0, overcast, the whole sky covered with thick clouds; P, passing showers; Q, squallv; R. rain, continued Tain: S, snow; T, thunder; I. ugly, threatening appearance; Z, hazy. Foukcast. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following ;it noon to-day:—.Strong S.W. winds: lain and snow"in high country; glass rising shortly; tides good; sea rough off jhore. SAlLED—November 11. Wimmera, s.s. 111.15 a.m.). 3.000 tons. fl. J. Kell. for Melbourne via Bluff and H .hart. ARRlVED.—November 11. I'ukaki, s.s. |7.10 a.m.). 1.444 tons. W. I. Carey, from Oamani. The Tarawera sailed from J.yttelton .:ii.- afternoon for Dunedin, and is due ■ : rre to-morrow. She sails on Friday for Vuckland via East Coast port?. The Flora leaves the Bluff at 3 p.m. today for Dunedin. She leaves here tomorrow for the West Coast and ports-. The Wimmera sailed this morning for Melbourne via Bluff and Hobart. The Poherua sails Jate to-night for Westport direct. Tho Ptikaki sails to-morrow night for Pioton direct.

The. SVarrimoo leaves Melbourne today for Hobart, Bluff. Dumxlin, Lyttelton. and Wellington. Tho Karori -was expected to leave Westport to-<lay for Timaiu. Oamani. and Dunedin.

The New Zealand and African Company received <\able advice that- the FederalShire Lino steamer El Cordobes left Liverpool on Thursday fur Auckland direct. The vessel has'eargo for tho four principal New Zealand ports, and is expected at Wellington about January 10. It is Teported that the steamer African Transport has been chartered to load coal at Newcastle for an eastern port.

The Government training steamer Ainokura left Akaroa on Friday afternoon for Timaru and "Bluff. The vessel is timed to leave Bluff on tho 16th inst. for the outlying island groups in quest, of castaways. It is -understood that tho U.S. and A. Line chartered steamer Cape C'or.-<n, which is to leave New York within a few days tor New Zealand via the Panama Canal, will make Auckland her first port of call. Tho vessel will afterwards go to Wellington. Lyttelton, Dunedin, Melbourne, and Sydney.

TheA. and A. Line chartered steamer Star of New Zealand arrived at l-'re-mantle on November 3 from New York, ?n route to New Zealand. The New Zealand and African Company advise that the vessel proceeds next to Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington, Lyttelton, Dunfdin, and Nelson. She is expected at Wellington about tho 30th inst. Beforo leaving the employ of the Napier Harbor Board, Captain Osmond J. Lake, for many years the board's harbormaster, was presented by the members of the staff with a massive grandfather's • lock of attractive appearance. Mr J. P. Kenny, who made the presentation, souke in felicitous terms of the sterling qualities of Captain Lake, end congratulated the retiring officer on the excellence "f liia servico to tho board.

Tho voyage of the Shaw, Savill, and Albion R.M.S. lonic, which arrived at ■\yellington on Friday afternoon from London via Cape Town and Hobart, was an uneventful one. She left the Homo port on September 15, and experienced no delays on the run down to Capo Town, which was accomplished in fine, clear weather. From there to Hobart fine weaiher, with variablo westerly winds, was experienced, the voyage across from tho Tasmanian port to Wellington also being made- under favorable conditions. Captain C. J. Starck is still in command.

Tho Wimmera, which arrived yesterday from Mclbouro and Hobart via Cook Straight, brought the following passenaers i Intercolonial—Miss Thompson, Messrs Robertson, L. Bennison, C. Adams, L. Freeman. Coastal—Mesdames E. ('aldwell. Hunter and three, children, Messrs Hunter, A. Q. Harrison, J. Kolleher, Glasgow; 30 steerage. THE FERRY SERVICE. The Monowai, from Wellington, did not reach Lyttelton till 9.20 this morning, and connected with tho second express for the south. OREGON SHIPMENTS. The schooner Winslow, with a cargo of oregon from Gray's Harbor, in Western America, is due here within the next fewdays, and will be followed at intervals by the John A. Campbell, which left the American port on September 22, and the Commerce, which Bailed on November 5. THE NORFOLK FIRE. Prega Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. MELBOURNE, November 11. (Received November 11, at 10.5 a.m.) A proportion of the Norfolk's crew have arrived; the remainder are standing by the vessel. 'The fire was discovered early ou Sunday morning, when the Norfolk was 40 miles off the land. It had a strong hold, and all efforts to suppress it were unavailing. It was therefore decided to beach the vessel on the Gippsland coast. She now lies on a sandy bottom, half-gutted. Tho fir© is still smouldering. THE PANAMA CANAL. Tho earnings of tho Panama Canal in the early days of its operation are disappointingly low, but this is to be accounted for chiefly by tho war (w-rites a Saxx Francisco cor-respoiMlexit on. August, 30). In tho first week, of business the canal earned approximately £II,OOO, not including the amount collected for barge service and payments made in advance for ships on their way to the canal. These amounts would bring the total receipts up to almost £30.000. The number of ships passing through tho water way •was 16. The Teason for the light traffic by this new route is the f*ct that in the fli^fc._j»eek^aftei; it wai» opened -veiy Jew;

ahips sailed anywhere. With shipping on IMb coast and on the Atlantic. Bide becoming freer, and with the prospect that many foreign-owned vessels now tied up in American ports will take out United States registry and thus be enabled to sail under a neutral flag, traffic through the canal should soon become livoly, as there are enormous accumulated stocks awaiting transportation. During the first week only one ship carrying the flag of a belligerent passed through the canal. America's forethought in fortifying the waterway despite the willingness of the great nations to guarantee neutrality seems to have been justified. Paper neutralisations apparently are of no binding effect in time of war. THE SAILER. Maybe the war (says the annual supplement of tho ' Sydney Shipping List') will alter things and bring about a revival of the sailing ship into the trade of Aus--1 tralia; but if that does not, well, it is to bo feared that anothor few years will see the last of the state!" " windjammer.'' The steamer years ago eclipsed, them in tho passenger traffic, and soon after made inroads into the conveyance of wool cargoes. Slowly this was wrested from them, and the sailer foil back upon the "golden grain" or coal for her outward freight. Now it is found that the carriage of wheat by them is threatened, and even the coal "traffic is falling to the steamer 0:1 long and short trips alike. Even the New Zealand timber trade has been, and is being, competed for by the steamer. That the war will make any decisive alteration, or tho experiment tried in nmuc-ctiou with one of tho training ships by Yorkshire shippers during '1913 will do so, is hard to foresee: i if only out of sentimentality it is pardon- j able to express the hone that the stately, and even to-day very useful in many ways, sailor will continue to hnM her own, SHIPPING TELEGRAM?. AUCKLAND. November 10—6.35 p.m., Riverinn. for Sydney.—6.3s p.m.. Victoria, for southern ports. j LYTTELTON", November 11.-5.40! a.m.. Mnkoiu. from Port Chalmers. I OAMARU. November 10.-5.15 p.m.. J Pukaki, tor Punedin. SYDNEY. November 10.—11 p.m., 'Mo ana, from Wellinetnn. TXYERCARHILL. November 11.7.30 a.m., (nvrrcargill, from Diin.vltn. FREMANTLH. November 11.-Orontcs from London. (For continuation see Lato Shipping.) I . i.

Bar. a ber. i ,\eain. Auckland—\V„ 1 ... 30.16 63 BC Napier—W.. 1 ... Wansjanui—\V., br ... 29.99 ... 30.08 69 58 B BC Wellington—N.W., c 29.93 51! C Wcstportr—N.N.E., f b 29.95 55 O R Greymouth.— t) N.N.W., g ... 29.88 08 Bealey—N.W., g ... 29.87 49 OR BC ( hristchnrch —NAY. , f 29.76 70 Timaru—Calm ... „. 29.72 58 O Oaraaru—N.E., fb ... 29.57 52 0 Duoedin —N., 1 ■ ■• ... 29.59 59 BCP Queenatown —S. W., 1 29.66 50 O Nucgets—AY., f b ... 29.61 4b P Bluff—\V., str ... ... 29.69 49 KIT Chrdo—NAY, str 66 U C Biclnthar-S.W.. T H i 54 () Invercargill—SAV., str 29.66 46 P Roxburgh—SAY., 1 ... 29.40 60 o Pembroke —N., str ... 28.60 59 iu: port Chalmers—N.E l.,l 29.60 56 OP Nasebv— Calm ... ■ ... 27.60 5<) HC Wind.—L., light; br, breeze i fb, fresh

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SHIPPING., Issue 15647, 11 November 1914

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