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HIGH WATER. TO-MOBHOW. Taiaroa Head: 7.25 a.m., 7.50 P.m. Port Chalmers : 8.5 a.m., 8.30 p.m. Duncdin : 8.35 a.m., 9.0 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-day, 7.43 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 1.16 a.m. THE MOON. Rises to-day, 11.37 p.m.; sets to-mor-row, 9.57 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

Wind.—L., light; br, breeze; fb, fresh breeze; m g, moderate gale; g. whole or heavy gale; w, gale of exceptional severity. Weather.—B, bine sky, bo the atmosphere clear or heavy; C, clouds, passing rlouds; D, drizzling Tain; F. foggy; O. gloomy, dark weather; H, hail; L, lightning; M, misty; O, overcast, the whole sky covered with thick clouds ; P, passing showers; Q, squally; Js. rain, continued rain; S, enow; T, thunder; IT, ugly, threatening appearance; Z, hazy. Forecast. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. I). C. Bates) supplied the following at noon to-dav :—lndications are for .southerly winds; -weather probably cool and changeable, with passing showers; barometer'has a rising tendency; sea moderate swell. THE FERRY SERVICE. The Wahine, from Wellington, arrived at Lvttelton at 6.35 this morning, and i onuected with the first express for the >outh. The Paloona sailed to-day for Ancklantl and East Coast ports. The Maori leaves Port Chalmers on Thursday for Lyttelton to re-enter the Lvttelton-Welling'ton ferry service. The Tarawera is dne nere cm Thursday from Auckland via ports, and on arrival will bo withdrawn from the service* The Warrimoo left Hobarfc yesterday for Bluff and Dnnadin. She is due at the Bluff on Thursday. The Flora sails to-day for West Coast via. Bluff-

Business people and Customs agents are warned that, commencing on January 1, it will ba compulsory to uso the new entry forms, shipping forms, and manifests prescribed by the Act. According to advice from Home the steamer Woolgar, which has been built for the Melbourne Steamship Company, left Newcastle-on-Tyne last month for Avonmouth to load a full cargo_ for Australian ports. The vessel, which is of 6,000 tons capacity, is to be engaged in th« Australian interstate trade. The Marine Department has received official advice of the finding of a ship's lifebuoy, apparently from an Auckland - uwned vessel, picked ud by a fisherman on the east side of Freeburn Island, opposite to Huka fish wharf, Yamba, Clarence River. The lifebuoy was painted white, with a blue ribbon inscribed " Auckland" -with the Union Jack painted mi one side and a red ensign on the other side. The ship's name was not legible, but it was apparently a short one. OVERSEA STEAMERS. LONDON, December 7.—The Maitai has arrived at San Francisco from Wellington.

(For continuation sea Lata Shipping.)

weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day :- - Bar. Then Weath. ..-..SHIPPING Auckland —S., 1 29.81 60 OR Napier—W., fb ... 29.70 63 BR Wangamii—W., br ... Wellington—N., 1 ... 29.74 29.68 6L 62 BL EC Westport—S.W., br 29.75 55 BC Greymoath—N.W., 1 29.74 58 BC Bealey—W., fb ... 29.74 52 BC Cbjistchnrch— S.W., 1 ... 29.72 60 BC TLmarn—S., 1 29.68 57 BC Oamaru—W., 1 ... .~ 29.51 60 BC Ihinedin—S.W., fb 29.52 56 BC Qneenstown —Calm ... 29.58 54 BC Nuceeta —S.W., f b ... 29.57 52 C Bluff—W.S.W., fb ... 29.60 49 BPQ Balclutha—S.W., lb — 57 B Clyde—N., str — 62 BC Naseby—N.W.. nig 27.60 54 C Port Chalmers — S.W., 1 ... 29.52 59 BC Eoxbturgh—Calm 29.30 58 C P em broke —Calm 28.60 52 B Pnysegnx Point —S..-1 29.65 50 O Invercargill—S.W., I b 27.47 47 O

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SHIPPING., Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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SHIPPING. Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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