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HIGH WATER. TO-MORROW. Taiaroa Head : 9.10 a.m., 9.35 p.m. Port Chalmers: 9.50 a.m., 10.15 p.m. Dunedin; 10.20 a.m., 10.45 p.m. THE SUN. * Sets to-day, 7.45 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.15 a.m. THE MOON. . Rises to-day, midnight; sets to-morrow, 0.25 p.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. today : Bar. Ther. Weath. Anckland-W., fb ... 30.02 65 B Napier-W., 1 29.60 72 LC Wanganui— „„„ , n R N.N.W., fb 29.80 60 B

breeze; m g, moderate gale; g. whole or heavy gale; w, gale of exceptional severity. Weather.—B, blue sky, bo the atmosphere clear or heavy ; C, clouds, passing clouds; D, drizzling rain; F. foggy; G. gloomy, dark weather; H, hail; L, lightring; M. mistv; 0, overcast, the whole sky "covered with thick clouds; P, passing showers; Q, squally; E. rain, continued rain; S. snow; T, thunder; b, ugly, threatening appearance; Z, hazy. Foiiecast. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. T J. C. Bates) supplied the following -,t noon to-day : Indications are tor westerly winds, decreasing; the weather will probably prove squally and changeible, with rain later; glass has a falling >'ndency; sea rough off shore. ARRlVED.—December 10. Buteshire, s.s. (5.45 a.m.), 5,583 tons, "rom Lvttelton. Kowhai, s.s. (10 a.m.), 792 tons, lienor, from Oamaru. Storm, s.s. (1 p.m.), 105 tons. Radford, from I.yttelton. The Buteshire arrived in the lower harbor early this morning, and came on to Dunedin at 8.20. ry , The Maori saib from Fort Chalmers this evening to resume running in the Lyttelton-Wellington ferry service. The Monowai leaves Lyttelton on Saturday for Auckland via ports in place of the Tarawera. The Tarawera arrived to-day from Auckland. She lays up for overhaul. The Whangape arrived at the Bluff at Ip.m. to-day from Newcastle. She is due here on Saturday or Sunday. The Maheno resumed running between Svdney and Auckland yesterday. *The Warrimoo wirelessed that she would arrive at the Bluff at 1 p.m. to-day. She leaves there to-night, and is due here to-morrow morning, and leaves the same dav for Lyttelton, Wellington, Ilobart, and Melbourne. The Pukaki left Westport yesterday for Timara and Dunedin. She leaves here on Wednesday, December 16, for Oamnru, Timaru, Lyttelton, Wellington, Nelson, New Plymouth, Westport, and Greymouth.

The Rosamond was recommissioned at Wellington on Saturday, and sailed in the evening for Auckland to resume running In the East Coast service Captain Dry;len has with him the following officers : —Chief, Mr R. T. Crow; second, Mr A. Inman; engineers—chief, Mr Kelly; second, Mr J. Gilmour; third, Mr W. Daniel. Tho Paloona, which sailed on Tuesday evening for Auckland and East Coast ports, took the following passengers: Misses Kenny, Stevenson, Coles, O'Connell, Hunter (2), Marryatt, Mesdames >eott and child, Irvine, Kenny, Cragg, Uvan and infant, M'Pherson (2), Stevensn'ii. Reyner, Hurst, M'Gregor, Ross. M'Naught and three children, Messrs Langlands, Miller, George, Fotheringham, Barclay, WaTd, Blaktley, Taylor, Brown, Simpson, M'Pherson; and 14 in the steerage. Advices from Simla, dated September 8, state that tenders have been invited for the steamers Rheinfels and Wartrum, at Bombay, and that tenders were to be at mce invited for tho remaining vessels — laraelr, the steamer Alesia, at Rangoon, ■uid the steamers Wartenfels, Lindenfels, Franz Ferdinand, and Varzin, at Aden. '.)t the steamers detained at Colombo, the Moltkefels, Sturmturm, and IRappenfels are to go to Calcutta. The Italian ship Combermere, which has had a lengthy stay in New Zealand waters '.eft Lyttelton last week for Puget Sound, -vhere she will load timber. Like other 'oreign ships that visit these shores (says the 'Lyttelton Times'), the Combermere lost many of her sailors, with the result that, a "scratch" crew had to be requisitioned. It is understood that wages varying from £8 to £lO per month had to be paid to the men who filled tho vacancies brought about by desertion. The arrival of the steamer Cassis. at Sydney was one of the most important events in shipping circles of tho year, iniwmuch as she is tho first vessel that has arrived at Australia via the Panama Canal route (says tho Sydney 'Shipping List'). Unfortunately the war, just as with so many other things, deadened the interest in the vessel's arrival, but to those whoso business brings them into daily contact ivith shipping it awakens ideas on the ;natter of trade possibilities. . . Had

there been no war on wo feel sure the arrival of tho Cassis from New Orleans would have been- made memorable, but all were too affected with the affairs of the Empire to pay any special attention to the event, notable as it should be. Wellington was the first port in Australasia for the vessel to call at.

A large number of officer's iu tho steamers in.the New Zealand trade have recently been appointed to the Royal Navy Reserve, and are serving in various capacities afloat. Sub-lieutenant H. G. Hatchwell, R.N.R., late fourth officer of the Tainui, and elder son of Captain 11. Hatchwell, of Lyttelton, has been appointed to H.M.S.* Harrier, a torpedo gunboat in charge of the Downs boarding tiotUla. Tho Harrier is a vessel of 1,070 lons, and is on special service with tho Admiralty tugboats Chub, Gerebus, Carcass, Chester, Ceylon, and Chichester. Attached to each tug are two Royal Naval Reserve officers, one as boarding officer and the other as witnessing officer. Every vessel passing through the Downs between the Goodwin Sands and the Kentish coast is stopped and closely examined before being allowed to proceed. The officers have 24 hours on and 24 off duty. Serving with Sub-lieutenant Hatchwell in the Harrier are Lieutenant A. P. Melsom, R.N.R., late second officer of the Rimutaka, Sub-lieutenant A. E. Weller, R.N.R., late third officer of the lonic, and Sublieutenant Bayrell Reed, R.N.R., late fourth officer of the Hurunui. THE FERRY SERVICE. The Wahine, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 6.35 this morning, and connected with the first express for the ■oath.

OVERSEA STEAMERS. WELLINGTON, December 9.-3.55 p.m., Tokomaru, for London. The Rotorua left Montevideo for London on Tuesday. shipfFng TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND, December 9.-5.45 p.m., Odland, from Newcastle. WELLINGTON, December 9.—2 p.m., Houto, auxiliary schooner, for Dunedm.— 3.40 p.m., Manuka, for Lyttelton.—4 p.m., Corinna, for Nelson and New Plymouth. , ■ ~. m LYTTELTON. December 9.—3.15 p.m., Tarawera, from Wellington.—l p.m., Star of Now Zealand, from Nelson.— p.m., Tarawera, for Port Chalmers. SYDNEY, December 9.—4.50 p.m., Marama, from Wellington.—l.3o p.m., Maheno, for Auckland. HOBART, December 9.—Wimmera, from Bluff. „ „. L NEWCASTLE, December 9.—Kaitangata, for New Zealand. SUVA, December 9.—Strathdee, for Vancouver. —Levuka, for Sydney. IXVERCARGILL, December 9.-6 p.m.. Invercargill, from Dunedin.

(For continuation sea Lata Shipping.)

Wellington— N.N.W., fb Tt y nfi+T>rn»+ .11W S AV 1 29.61 29.78 61 52 BC OR VV OSipOrir—VV .O. » v ,, -1 Orovinoufcli—\V • » * •*• 29.68 57 BC Baaley—N.W., g ... Christchurch —S.W., £ 29.64 52 BC 29.54 68 BC Timaru —N., 1 Oaraarn —E. .lb 29.48 29.48 58 60 BC BC Dunedin—W., 1 29.30 59 B C O c OPQ Queenstown —Calm ... 29.49 50 54 49 Nuggets—W., mg ... Bluff—N.W.,str ... 29.28 29.37 Puvseeur Point— " N.W., str 29.31 51 O Port Chalmers— N.E., fb 29.36 60 B C Invercargill—N.W., f b 29.23 53 OP Balclutha-S.W., lb — 59 B C B Clyde—N., w — 64 Naaeby—W., fb ... 27.50 55 BC Pembroke —N., fb ... 28.45 54 O Roxbryrgh—N., fb ... 29.10 57 BC Win<k—L., light; br. , breeze ; fb, fresh

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SHIPPING., Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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