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HIGH WATER. TO-MORROW*. Taiaroa Head : 4.55, 5.19 p.m. j?ort Chalmers': 5.35 a.m., 5.59 p.m. Dunedin : 6.5 a.m., 6.29 p.m. .MOXMV. Taiaroa Head : 5.43 a.m., 6.8 p.m. Port Chalmers : 6.23 a.m., 6.48 p.m. Dunedin : 6.53 a.m., 7.18 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-dar. 7.59 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.17 a.m. THE MOON Sets to-morrow, 7.41 p.m.; rises Monday, 4.17 a.m. Bises to-day. 10.11 p.m.; sets to-mor-row, 6.25 a.m. Rises to-morrow, 10.45 p.m.: sets Monday, 7.33 a.m. —Phases During December.— December 10 Last quarter 11.2 p.m. December 17 New moon 2.5 p.m. December 24 First quarter 7.55 p.m. WEATHER REPORTS. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day : Bar. Thcr. Weath. Auckland—W., 1 ... 30.15 52 OR Napier—S.E., 1 ... 30.00 63 B Wanganui—lV., fl> 30.96 61 BC Wellington— N.N.W.. hr ... 20.98 62 BO Westport—S., hr ... 30.10 53 liC Grevmouth—S.W., 1 30.10 57 BC Bealey—W.. fb ... 30.03 54 BC Christchurch—E.. fb 29.93 60 EC Timaru—N.E., I ... 29.96 53 G Camara—N.E., lb ... 29.00 57 O Dunedin—N.E.. 1 ... 29.80 54 OD Queenstown —S., I ... 29.89 59 BC Nuggets—NAV.. fb 29.71 55 G Bluff—N.W., hr ... 29.80 53 BG Invercargill— S. IV., 1 29.65 58 BC Naseby—Calm 27.90 5b BC Piivscgrir Point— X.W.. str ... 29.80 42 C Balclutha—N.W., lb Port Chalmers—N.. I 29.79 55 O Roxburgh—Calm ... 29.55 55 C ■ Clyde—N.. s Pembroke—N-, 1 ... 28.50 56 O Wind.—L.. light; br, breeze; fb, fresh breeze; m g, moderate gale; g, whole ot heavy gale; w, galo of exceptional severity. Weather.—B, blue skv, he the atmosphere clear or heavy ; C, clouds, passing clouds; D, drizzling rain; F. foggy; G, .gloomy, dark weather; H, lightning; M, misty; O, overcast, the whole sky covered with thick clouds; P, passing showers: Q, squally; R. rain, continued rain; S. snow; T. thunder; IT, ugly, threatening appearance; Z, hazy. Forecast. The Government Meteorologist (Rov. D. C. Bates) supplied the following at noon to-day :—lndications are for westerly winds; weather will probably . prove squally and changeable, with showers; glass unsteady; sea moderate. The Fukaki is loading coal on the West Coast for Timaru and Dunedin. The Mokoia is due here to-morrow from Auckland via ports, and lays up for overhaul, her place £eing taken hy the Paloona. which sails on Tuesday for Auckland and East Coast ports. The Warrimoo leaves Hobart on Monday morning; leaves tho Bluff on Thursday, December 10; leaves Dunedin on Friday, December 11; leaves Lvttolton on Saturday, December 12; and Wellington on Monday, December 14. for Hobart and Melbourne. During the coming holidays special arrangements are to be made by the Union Company to cone with the rush of traffic. According to the proposed, time-table for the Wellington-Lyttelton service, three _ passenger steamers will leave Wellington on Tuesday, December 22, three on Christmas 'Eve. two on Tuesday, December 29, two on Saturday, January 2. On all other evenings excepting Sundays one vessel (the usual ferry steamer) will make the run. The Kowhai leaves Grevmouth to-day for Lyttelton. Timaru, and Dunedin. She loaves here on Wednesday for Napier and Gisborne via ports. Tho Flora left Grevmouth this morning for Dunedin direct. She will leave here on Tuesday for the Bluff. Wellington, New Plymouth, and tho West Coast. The Pohenia sails to-day for Timaru, Lyttelton, and Grevmouth. The Corinna sails to-day for New Plymouth via ports. It is understood from mail advices that the Admiralty has agreed to pay tho White ifjar Line £600,000 for the steamer Oceanic, which was recently wrecked off tho north of Scotland. Captain 11. Hold, late of the Kamo, has resigned from the Union Company’s service in order to join the reinforcement draft- of tlte New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Mr P. Cloke, late of the Zealandia. arrived from Sydney bv the Mocraki on Tuesday to join the Westralia as chief officer in place of Mr R. Bracken, who will t vans tor to the Victoria. Mr Jones, chief officer of the latter steamer, will fake up a similar position on the Ulimrivna. According to private advices received in Sydney, the new F. and S. liners, three specially designed refrigerator carriers. and two palatial passenger and cargo cerriers of similar class to the Areylshire. Wiltshire, and Shropshire, will not .be rea<ly for service as soon as was originally anticipated. When the wav broke out their construction was proceeding at a rapid rate, but upon the commencement, of hostilities work • eased upon them owing to Admiralty work having to take preference. News by mail from Sydney states that Mr 11. Howard Smith, of the firm of Howard Smith and Sons, on being interviewed on his arrival from London, said that there are three steamers building for the Australian Steamships, Ltd., into which the shipping business of the firm had been merged. Two of these steamers are Urge cargo boats, and one of small tvp?. Their construction had been delayed because of the demands of tho Admiralty for warships. Latest charters include the steamers Ardgarroch, *,936 tons, or substitute. New York, or Australian, or New Zea- . land ports—general. Ardamnohr, 4,454 tons, New York to New Zealand or Australian . ports—general. Lord Lonsdale, 4,567 tons. New York; to New Zealand and Australian ports—general. ‘ Skipton Castle, 3,823 tons. New York to New Zealand and Australian porta—general. Advice from Simla, dated September 8, says that tenders have been' invited 1 iec the Rheipfela agd W^rtqrpj, iilij < i

at Bombay, a nr] that, tenders were to be at once invited for the remaining vessels —namely, the steamer Alesia. at Rangoon. and t!u« steamers Wartenfcls, Lindenfels. Fran/. Ferdinand, and Varzin, at Aden. Of tho steamers detained at Colombo, the Moltkefels, Slurmturm, and Rappeafels will bo brought to Calcutta. THE' FERRY SERVICE. The Wahine, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 6.35 this morning, and connected with the first express for the south. THE FIRE ON THE NORFOLK. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright MELBOURNE. December 4. The marina inquiry into the fire on the steamer Norfolk found that there was nothing to show how it started, but it was probably due to spontaneous combustion amongst ths coal, and exonerated Captain Holding, who was justified in beaching the steamer. OVERSEA STEAMER?. WELLINGTON, December 4.—4.50 p.m., lonic, for London. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. Ab CKLAXD. December 4.—10 p.m. Ennerdale. for Wellington. WELLINGTON. December 4.—5.25 p.rn., Moeraki. for Sydney.—B.s p.m.. Mokoia, lor Lyttelton ami Dunedin.— 10.55 p.m., Marama. for Sydnev. LYTTELTON, December 5.—8.25 a.m., Wostralia, from Dunedin.—B.4o a.m., Brisbane, from Newcastle. BLUFF, December 4.—2.30 p.m., Wimmera, for Hobart. INVERCARGILL, December 5—3 a.m.. Invercargill, for Dunedin. SYDNEY, December 4.—Maroro, from Havelock—6.4s p.m.. Manuka, for Wellington. NEWCASTLE. December s—Canada Cape, for Auckland. (For continuation see Late Shipping.)

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SHIPPING., Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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