HIGH WATER. TO-MORKOW. Taiaroa Head : 1.25 a.m., 2.54 p.m. Port Chalmers: 2.2 a.m., 2.31 p.m. Dunedin : 2,32 a.m., 5.1 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-day, 7.50 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.17 a.m. THE MOON. Rises to-morrow, 2.30 a.m.; sets tomorrow, 7.10 p.m. —Phases During December. — 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 : Auckland—S.W., 1 ... 30.03 61 EC Napier—N.E., 1 ... 30.09 59 BC Wanganoi—W., br ... 29.60 BC Wellington— _ N.N.E., 1 ... 29.97 58 DC Westport— S.W., 1 ... 30.05 55 BC Greymontb—S.W., I 30.00 57 BC Bealey—W., fb ... 29.99 51 BC Christchurch—N.E., 1 30.05 60 BC Timaru—N.E., lb ... 30.02 57 BC Oamaru—N.E., 1 ... 29.90 52 B Dunedin—S.W., 1 ... 29.88 51 B Queenstown—Calm ... 29.89 50 B Nuggets—W.. fb ... 29.81 54 C Bluff—W., fb 29.92 51 BC Naseby—Calm 27.85 47 BC Balclutha—N.W., lb Roxburgh—Calm ... 29.64 52 BC Port Chalmers—--8.W., fb ... 29.83 55 BC Clyde—Calm Pembroke—Calm ... 28.85 51 B Pirvsegur Point— N.W., 1 ... 29.87 53 Centre Island—W., 1 29.70 48 C InvercargiU—Calm ... 29.80 52 BC WEATHER FORECAST. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following nt noon to-day :—lndications are 'or northerly winds prevailing and freshening; expect warm and humid conditions, with increasing haze and cloudiness, and an unfavorable change in weather; glass tailing soon; sea moderate swell. ARRlVED.—December 15. Invercargill, s.a. (7 a.m.), 223 tons. Gillies, from the Bluff. Pnkaki, s.s. (8.5 a.m.). 1.444 tons, Carey, from Timaru. Houto, schooner (9 a.m.), from Wellington, SAlLED.—December 15. Star of New Zealand (6 a.m.). 4,471 tuns, Brooke, for Wellington. The Victoria sailed to-day for Auckland via East Coast ports. The Whangape sails to-morrow for Oamaru to complete discharge. She then goes to Westport. The Pukaki sails to-morrow for the West Coast via the usual way ports. The Star of New Zealand sailed for Wellington this morning to continue Homeward loading. Cable advices have been received stating that the Melbourne Company's new steamer Woolgar has left Avonmouth for Australia. She has on board a full cargo of general merchandise shipped, it is understood, on behalf of the F. and S. Line. The vessel is coming out under command of Captain Roy. Captain A. R. Stewart, late of the Kini, has transferred to the Rosamond, relieving Captain Dryden, who has been placed m command of the Takapuna. Messrs F. A. C. Heslop and C. R. Johnson, first and second officers of the Mapourika, and Mr C. J. T. Hatfield, third officer of the Kittawa, have been granted leave of absence to join the Expeditionary Force. The amount of coal exported from Westport during last month totalled 67,785 tons. The export of timber amounted to 55,376 superficial feet. During the month 77 steamers, representing 49,006 tons, entered the port, and 75 steamers, representing 48,876 tons, left the port. The total tonnage for the month was 97,882. The mean high water in the river was 26ft 4in, and on the bar 24ft. A steamer named the Queen Margaret, at present discharging timber from Puget Sound at Sydney, haa been chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company to load in _ New Zealand for Home. Auckland will be the vessel's first port of call in these waters, after which she will visit other places before coming on to Wellington to complete loading. Tinder charter to the U.S. and A Line, the cteamer Ardgarry has left New York for Dunedin via Panama and Auckland. She is due hero about the end of February. After discharging here she will proceed to Melbourne and Sydney to complete her discharge. THE FERRY SERVICE. The Wahine, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 6.30 this morning, and connected with the first express for the south. OVERSEA STEAMERS. AUCKLAND, December 14.—9.20 a.m., Indrapura, from London via Svdnev. HOBART, December 14.* Somerset, from London. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND, December 14.—7.40 p.m., Makura, for Sydney.—4 p.m., Kerehu, ketch, for Niue.—lo p.m., Maheno, for Svdnev. "TIMARU, December 14.—6.45 p.m., Pnkaki, for Dunedin. BLUFF, December 14.—6.30 p.m., Irene, barque, from Maiden Island. WELLINGTON, December 14.—7.55 a.m, Kantangata, from Newcastle.—3.4o p.m., Kia Ora, for Lyttelton and Dunedin.—s.3o p.m., Monowai, for East Coast and Auckland.—9.2o p.m., Kauri, for Newcastle.—December 15: 6.30 a.m., Ulimaroa, from Sydney. MELBOURNE, December 15.—Wimmera. for Wellington. (Tor continuation sea Lata Shipping.)
'THE MESSIAH.' The Dunedin Choral Society (reorganised) will gire their first performance of this work to-night. This glorious oratorio is ever popular with the public, and the objects of to-night's performance ouj;ht to tax the aeating accommodation of the Garrison Hall to the utmost. The great work of the Red Cross Society is hampered for want of funds ; the Belgians are greatly iu need of relief ; and the distress caused locally through the effects of the war calk for assistance. The chorus of 120 has carefully studied the work under Mr Sidney Wol', who has also (riven special attention to an orchestra of 30, led by Mr J. Wallace- eo as to have Handel's accompaniments correct. The trumpet obbligato, so seldom jrivei*. will be supplied by Mr Oley Jvdd, and Miss Hartley will pre■ode at the organ. The soloists are Mis* M. Mitchell. Mrs H. E. Browning (first appearance in New Zealand), Mr E. Drake, and Mr H E. Browning. Programmes will be for sale at 6d each, in order to further auipnent the funds. The performance will start punctually at 7.45.
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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 15676, 15 December 1914
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