HIGH WATEB. TO-MORKOW. Taiaroa Head : 2.24 a.m., 2.55 p.m. Port Chalmers : 3.1 a.m., 3.32 p.m. Duncdin : 3.31 a.m., 4.2 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-day, 7.51 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.18 a.m. THE MOON. Rises to-morrow, 3.26 a.m.; sets tomorrow, 8.26 p.m. —Phases During December. — December 17 New moon 2.5 p.m. December 24 First quarter 7.55 p.m. WEATHER REPORTS. Tno Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplier! the following weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day : Bar. Thor. Weath.
Wind.—L., light; br, breeze; fb, fresh breeze; in g, moderate gale; g, whole or heavy gale; w, gale of exceptional severity. Weather.—B. blue sky, bo tho atmosphere clear or heavy : C, clouds, passing clouds; D, drizzling rain; F, foggy; G, gloomv, dark weather; H, hail; L, lightning ;"M, mistv; O, overcast, tlTe'whole sky covered with thick clouds; P, passing showers; Q, squally; R. rain, continued rain; S, snow; T, thunder; U, ugly, threatening appearance- Z, hazy. WEATH ER FORECAST. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following at noon to-day :—Westerly winds, strong to Rale, and" veering to south; expect heavy showers, with hail and sleet at times; barometer rising soon; tides good; Eea heavy off shore. Tho Westralia is duo to-morrow frsm Auckland via East Coast ports, and sails on Friday on the return trip to Auekkt d. The Invercargill sailed last evening :,;: southern ports. The Ulimaroa is due at Lyttelton tomorrow morning from Sy lii?y via Wei lington, and will sail in the even rig for Sydney via Wellington and liobart. Mi C. Burberry has join <j t'.» V as wireless operator, and Mr IX. lerminger has come ashore for instructions. Mr S. Hallydiiy. wireless operator on the Manuka,'(.'line ashore at Wellington, and was succeeded by Mr J. Harrison. Mr L. Devonport has joined tho Moana as wireless operator. The auxiliary schooner Huia camo up from her anchorage outside the Heads early yesterday morn in a. awl was berthed at the Kitchener street wharf, where she will load the balance of her timber cargo. She •will go on to tho slinat Carey Bay for overhaid before returning northwards. En route from Montreal, under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company, the steamer Wirrall is duo at Auckland about January 13, after visiting Sydney and Melbourne. She will complete her discharge at Dunedin. The steamer Anglo-Brazilian, under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company, is exported to sail from Sydney about December 28 for Auckland, Wellington. Lyttelton. and Dunedin. The vessel is en route from Montreal, and has a large cargo for all ports. Whilst steaming from Invercargill to Dunedin on Monday Captain Gillies observed a four-masted si-houner beating up from the southward towards Waikawa in the teeth of a still gale. The vessel is believed to lie the American schooner A. M. Campbell, which left Timaru three weeks ago with the balance of her Oregon timber cargo for discharge at Bluff. She is commanded by Captain Hugh Patterson, of Dunedin, who joined her at Timaru as coastal pilot for tho run to Bluff. Her protracted trip is due to a succession of hard southerly gales. THE FERRY SERVICE. The Maori, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 6.40 this morning, and connected with the first express for the south. OVERSEA STEAMERS. AUCKLAND. December 15.—6.10 p.m., Cape Ortega], for London. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND, December 15.—4.40 p.m., Fiona, for Sydney.—lo p.m., Paloona, for Gisborne and southern ports. Passengers for Dunedin : Misses Anderson. Renant, Mesdames Houghton, Jay. Woodside, Blake, Messrs Smith and Blake.—Manunui, barque, for Svdncy. WELLINGTON; December 15.—7.15 a.m., Waiwera, for Bluff. 6.5 p.m., Warrimoo, for liobart.— 5.10 p.m., Kamona, for Westport.—B.2s p.m., Wqstralia, for Lyttelton and Dunedin. LYTTELTON, December 16.—5.40 a.m., Kia Ora, [or Port Chalmers.—7.so a.m., Victoria, from Port Chalmers, GREYMOUTH, December 15.—8.35 p.m., Kaiiipoi, for Hobart. MELBOURNE, December 15.—Wimmera. for Wellington. FREMANTLE.; December 16.—Maloja, from London. SYDNEY, December 15.—2.25 p.m., Mooraki, from Wellington.—2.4s p.m., Manuka, frenn Auckland. (For continuation see Late Shipping.)
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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914