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HIGH WATER. TOMOnROW. •Taiaroa Head : 2.25 a.m., 2.54 p.m. Port Chalmers : 3.5 a.m., 3.34 p.m. Dunedin : 3.35 a.m., 4.4 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-dav. 7.16 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.30 a.m. THE MOON. Rises to-morrow. 3.57 a.m.; set* tomorrow, 8.19 p.m. —Phases During November— November 18 New moon 3.32 a.m. November 25 First quarter 1.9 a.m. WEATHER REPORTS. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. I>. C. Bate?) supplied the following weather reports at 9 a.m. to-diy :--

Wind.—L., light; l.r, breeze; ih fresh breeze; m g. moderate gaits g. whole or heavy gale; w, gale ot exceptional severity. Weather. —B, hlac sky. be the atiro.sphere clear or heavy; C. clouds. passing clouds; D, drizzling rain; F, foggy; gloomy, dark weather; H, hail; hj. ligntiiing;' M, misty; 0. over'-asi, the whole sky covered with thick clouds; F, passing showers; Q, squally; 15. ram, continued rain; S. snow; T. thunder; U. ugly, threatening appearance; Z. hazy. Fou;;r.\?T. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following St noon to-day :—Heavy westerly gale snd very boisterous weather; rain pioDible, and snow on high lomilry: glass falling; tides good; sea rough swell. ARRlVED.—Xovciubor In. Kuwhai, s.s. (10.50 p.m.i. 70i tons. Hcnder. from Oamani and northern ports. The. Victoria sailed to-day fur Auckland and East Coast ports. The Kowhai sails from Dunedin tonight for Napier. Gisborne, and way ports. The Manuka, from Sydney, was due at Wellington to-day. The Warrimoo was due at the Bluff today, and leaves to-morrow for Dunedin. .She sails from hero on Friday for Lyttelton. Wellington, Hobart. and Melbourne. The Kaitangata arrived at Melbourne yesterday from Greymo.nh. She goes mi To Sydney and Newcastle. and then returns to New Zealand. The Karori was to have sailed from at midday for Dunedin. On account of bad weather the Government steamer Hinenioa has been unable If* laud stores at Dog Island and Waipapa Point lighth. > The vessel is now at Bluff, and will complete the work when the weather moderates. According to advices received by .Messrs Turnbull. Martin, and Co., the chartered stetoner Westward Ho. 5.5D6 tons. Captain Carter, left STw York on November 5 for Australian ports. The vessel, which is running under the auspices of the A. and A. Line, wilt probably not visit New Zealand ports. The safe arrival of the New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Kaikoura i;t Teneriffe last Tuesday is nunonu- ed by a cable message to the . ompany's Wellington oflute and the New Zealand and A fn.taii Company. The Kaikoura loaded in the Dominion under the auspice- of the Federal-Shi re Line b>r ami West, of England ports. The- liner left Wellington on October 5. and . ailed at Montevideo en route,

Due at Wellington about tre- end o? .November from the \Y.\-a Coast of England via ports, the E. and S. Line's steamer Buteshire will, after of bbe local portion of Iht <argo. proceed in Lyttelton and Duuedin to put out the balance. She will thee load* for Home at various ports in the Dominion for West of England ports, sailing finally from Wellington. The small steamer Aotea. owned 1 y the Kaipara Steamship Company, is reported to have been sold to Messrs J. -I. Craig. Ltd., Auckland. The Aotea was built in Sydney in IfWS. and is 263 tons gross register .ami 157 tons net. _ On a rervnt voyage the Elder Dempster liner Sangara, from Hamburg to West Africa, experience*! a renin rka'ohi ad venture, -recalling some of t!w episode; of schoolboy fivtion. The ship was oIT t!ie coast of Senegambia. when a shock v. as felt, and there was .some difficulty in navigation. There was n.i ro. k in the course, and icebergs <]o not thrive in those regions. The mystery wj solved when it was discovered that a v hide had uonc too near the propeller. Jlis head had got caught by the blades, and was jammed between two of them and the stern-post, so that the propeller eoidd not be moved one way or the either. An endeavor was made to secure the i;:nnite:\ and a wire was about to bo passed round him when he managed to get clear and slipped away into the sea. Tie is said to have been from 30ft to 40!'t and 15ft to 18ft in circumference.

According to the monthly shipbuilding return compiled by the Department of Commerce. Washington. 80 vessels, aggregating 21.477 tons jinus, were built in the United States dtiring August. The lamest steel stealers included in ihese figures were the John 1\ Rockefeller, of 8,374 tons uross. built v.t Newport News, Va.. for th** Standard Oil Company, and the Gulflight, of 5.18U tuns cmis, for the Gulf Refining Company. The story of luuv a f;t.-.t Herman fourmasted barque endeavored to outdistance a British warship is told in ' Lake's Falmouth Packet.' It >.iys :—" The r;iiitu)-c of the Ponape wan a most exciting affair. She had come from Iquiiiue in CO days. On Saturday a Rrit'sh warship saw h"r with every stit-ch »i canvas set. and Cowling along at a grand rate. Signals were hoisted on thn battleship, but 'Captain Hamm, of the Herman, did not respond, ,and it was evident that lie was not going to be captured without making a bold bid to escape. Hw ship was travelling faster than some steamers, and it so happened that the battleship which was bent on capturing the Ponape. had been laid up in Devonport for some time, and had not done much hard steaming of late. A couple of blank shots wero fired with tho object of inducing the Ponape to surrender, but she kept on, and at one time looked as if she was beating the batt'eshin in the race. However the warship's stokers and engineering staff pot to work, and it was evident that steam was to triumph over sail. Tt is stated that the captain of the man-o'-war ordered a live shell to bo fired at the Cerrnan, and it was only when this order was actually carried out. and the signal war made ' Stop, or we'll sink you,' that tho Ponape came round and surrendered. Tho Ponape was subsequently taken into Falmouth." THE FERRY SERVICE. The Wahine, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 6.50 this morning, and connected with the first express for the south.

OVERSEA STEAMERS. WELLINGTON, November 16.—6 p.m.. Turakina. from London via Hobart. AUCKLAND. November 16—2.35 p.m., Navua, for Fiji-—Tonga, for Samoa. —8.30 p.m., Niagara, for Sydney. LYTTELTON, November 16. Monowai. from Wellington. MELBOURNE, November 16.—Kaitangata, from Greymoutlx. WESTPORT, November 17.—5.40 a.m., Pukaki, from Port Chalmers.— a.m., Kittawa. from Port Chalmers. ADELAIDE, November 17.—10 a.m., Star of New Zealand, from New York. . (For continuation see Late Shipping.)

Auckland—S.. ! Bar. Thor. Wrath. co o Napier—E.. 1 2'6.38 60 i; i Wanganui—S.W., 1 ... , 20.93 57 O n c Wellington—N.W., in g 20.32 57 Westport—S.W.. 1 ... 29.96 54 o OMR Grevninuth —X.U., 1 29.93 55 Bealey—N.W., f 1. ... 29 J4 52 1? c Christchun h— N . E.. 1 29.70 M 0 TJmani —X.W., 1 29.06 t-2 * Oamani—N.W.. f b ... 29.42 56 nr Dunedin —X.W., ! ... 29,63 52 i 1 c o Queenstown —S.W.. 1 29.69 5 b Nuggets—N.W., fb 29.76 51 <; o r Bluff—N.W., fb ... Port Chalmers — S.E.. fb ... 29.74 55 20.41 56 r Balclutha —S.W.. lb 65 o Naseby—N.W., m g 27,05 57 O G Roxburgh—S.W.. stv 29.40 60 o Pembroke—N., sir ... 20.60 bl () Clyde—X., m g — 64 i) Invercargill—N.W.. 1 29.25 62 o Puvsegur Point— N.W., str ... 29.27 54 P

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SHIPPING., Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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