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<!r" ' HIGH WATER. * TO-MORUOW. £' Taiaroa Head t 3.24 a,m., 3.53 pm. Port Chalmers : 4.1 a.m., 4.30 p.m. Dun\"edin: 4.31 a.m., 5.0 p.m. THE SUN. ■V Sets to-dav, 7.51 p.m.; ruses to-morrow, V 4.18 a. m. "... THE MOON. '; Rises to-morrow, 4.38 a.m.; sets to- . morrow, 9.24 p.m. ; —Phases During December. — ■ December 17 New muon 2.5 p.m. ; December 24 First quarter 7.55 p.m. WEATHER REPORTS. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplier! the following weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day : Bar. Ther. Weath. Auckland— _ ~,.., W.S.W., fb ... 20.85 6o L.C Napier—S.W.. fb ... 29.60 65 I; Wanpanui—W.. lb 29.70 DO / Wellington—- : N.N.W.. br 29.54 61 ll£ Westport—W.. lb ... 29.71 50 LPQ ' Greymotjth—S.W.. br 29.64 57 OK Bealey—W., fb ... 120.61 53 I J C Christehnrch—N.W.. i 29.47 66 I> i Timara—W.. w ... 29.43 bS EC .- Oamaru—S.W., \ ... 29.30 M T. O (-' Dunedin—W.. lb ... 2*25 57 BC 6ueenstown—S.. br ?''.•■!.'> o5 BO : Nuggets—S.W.. nig 20.21 49 V ■ Blurf-W., g ... ... 29.29 49 OPQ Balclutha— S.W.. lb ub O Puvaegur Point—- " S W str ... 29.38 50 P Pembroke— N., 1 ... 28.35 53 BC Clvde—W., 1 - &5 ? c , Nasebr—X.. br ... 27.35 o.i BL -. Tnvercargill—W.. mi: 29.15 48 OR • Port Chalmers— S.W.. fb ... 29.2') n7 C Rovbnrgh— N.W.. str 29.05 5!3 BC Wind.—L.. light; br, breeze; fb, fresh breeze; m (*, moderate cab"; g. whole or heavy gale.; w. gale of exceptional severity. Weather.—B. blue sky. be the atmosphere clear or heavy : C. clouds, passing clouds: D. drizzling Tain; E, foggy: G, Bloomy, dark weather: 11. hail; L, "Ruining;'M, misty: O. nver-nst. the whole sky covered with 1 Hi, It -iouds ; P. passing showers; Q, squally: Tt. rain, continued rain; S. snow; T. thunder; U. ugly, threatening appearance- Z. hazy. ARRlVED.—December 17. Kia Ora. s.s. (4 a.m.!. 6.558 tons, M'Fie. from Montreal via northern ports. Westralia, ».s. (10 2.534 tons. Bates, from Auckland via East, Coast ports. SAILED.— Bf.?rali?r 17. - " Pukaki. s.s. (6 a.m.). 1.444 tons. Carey, for Oamani. Whangape, s.s. (6.45 a.m. i. 2.931 tons. Trew, for Oamani. The Westralia arrived this morning from Auckland \i.i E:i.-t Cwut ports. .She sails to-morrow on tlr> return trip to Auckland via the u-iinl i>ort». The Kia Ora reached Di-ncJhi this morning to i-oiupl -ie discharge of her Montreal cargo. She v.i'l probably finish to-night in time to y.i<v cod t. Port Chalmers' for Iluiijcv.a.'ti ceading. She will sail on Saturday evening "r Sunday for Lyttelton and northern loading ports, and takes hvv final depm.-ne from New Zealand for Loudon t.u .Tannary 6. The Weangane mailed this morning for Oamani to land the ha lane,- of her coal from Ncw.-rstie. The Mrtre-u-i is loading at Tinnru for London. Fiiim , i>ir?i!--ti-ci .-.he will pro«tfd to Wellington. "Cisborne. Auckland, and back to Wellington for final loading. En route from Stewart lelaud to Oamaru with timber, the Kotare put into Dunedin last night for Mr W. Hazard, who lias been acting as extra ofl'tcei- on the i'aloona. has transferred to the Willochra as third, in place of Mr Lnxford. wh-> lias joined tin- Expeditionary Fin-ros. Cnder charter ?■> the New Zealand Shipping Company, the Anglo-Brazilian is expected to reai-h Dunedin about .Tannary 8 from Montreal via way ports. After completing tier discharge .die, will load at Port Chalmers for London tinder the Shaw, S;;-.-ill nW. The new stealer Queen Margaret, now lisi-liargini; timber at Sydney from Sound, has been chartered by the New Zealand Shipuins; Company to load at Dominion ports fur London, in place of the Cranlpv. The Queen Margaret will f-ommenee her loading at Ain-kland. and is expected to arrive there about December 25. She' aftfj-waids visit Gisbmnc, and tlien Nani-.-r and Wellington to complete her lead in::. The Queen Margaret was Ivil't at Purt in 1912 by Messrs !{. Duiivai: and Co., Ltd.. Said is owned by tlu- Dunlop Steamship Company. Ltd. The Wellington Hm-hor Heard last eveninj; appointed Caotain .1. I-!. Dawson to succeed' Captain .'lohmion as harbor inastor on the latter's retirement on -arch 31, after 25 years' s-.-i-viee. Meantime Captain Dawson will ret as deputy harbor master. Captain .1. 11. Hay ward, of the pilot staff, has been appointed, deputy as from April 1. THE FERRV SERVICE. The Wahiue. from Wellington, arriveid at Lyttelton at 6.35 this moriiiii.i:. and connected with iho first express fur the south. STEAMER AND KI-.TC.U COLT.IDE IN HAURAKI CILF. [Pee "United I' Association.] ' _ _ ArCKLAND. December 17. A collision oc- nrred in tiie Ponui pasBaije, Hauraki ('<>i''\'. !:>.."t nit;ht- between the Northern Steamship Company's Wakatore ami the ketch Katie S.. of 20- tons, owned by Sinith and Co. The ket hj was beaehed at Ponui Island in a sinking eondit-ii/n. The crew were landed safely. The Wakaicre was not damaged. SIITPPINC, TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND. Decembrr 1G.—3.35 p.m., Moorabool. from Newc astle.—lo.2o p.m., Canada Cane, for Suva. WELLINGTON. Iv-rmber 16.-4.50 p.m.. Star of New Zealaiul, from Dnnpdin.—3 ilinomoa. ;i>v 'East Cape and northern lighthouses.— p.m., Kaitanpata. for Nnoier.—Corinna. for Picton and Omhunea. LYTTELTON. I'.e.mbor 16.—6 p.m., Westralia. for Huiiedm.— 6.15 p.m., Victoria, for Wellington. OAMARC. Dercmber 16.—6.20 a.m., Kotarr, frn::- Dunr-din. CHATHAM ISLANDS, December 15. —II a.m.. Hiniitan«i. from Lyttelton. (For continuation sea Late Shipping.)

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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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SHIPPING. Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914