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HIGH WATER. TO-MORROW. Taiaroa Head: 5.14 a.m., 5.10 p.m. Port Chalmers: 5.51 a.m., 5.4? p.m. Dunedin : 6.21 a.m., 6.17 p.m. MONDAY. Taiaroa Head : 6.5 a.m., 6.30 pan. Port Chalmers : 6.42 a.m., 7.7 p.m.. Dunedin : 7.12 a.m., 7.37 THE SUN. Seta to-day, 7.52 p.m. s rises to-morrow, 4.19 a.m. Sets to-morrow, 7.52 p.m. t rises Monday, 4.19 a.m. THE MOON. Sets to-day, 10.8 p.m.; ♦ises to-morrow, 7.14 a.m. . ~ Sets to-morrow, 10.42 p.m.; rises Monday, 8.31 a.m. —Phases Daring December. — 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 :

Wind.— L., light; br, breeze; fb, fresh breeze; m g, moderate gale; g, whole or heavy gale; w, gale of exceptional jeverity. Weather. —B. bine sky, be the atmosphere clear or heavy; C. clouds, passing clouds: D, drizzling rain; F. foggy; G, gloomy, dark weathcT; H, hail; L, light ning; 31, misty; O, overcast, the wtyole sky covered with thick clouds; P, passing showers; Q, squally; R. rain, continued rain; S. snow; T, thunder; U, ugly, threatening appearance- Z. hazy. WEATHER FORECAST. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. I>. C. Bates) supplied the following at noon to-day :—Sontherly moderate to strong prevailing; there is a prospect of fa ; ~ weather; cbld night; the barometer Y hi. a rising tendency; sea moderate; tides SAlLED.—December 18. Westralia. s.s. (4.5 p.m.), 2,884 tons. Bates, for Auckland via East Coast ports. Passengers: For Wellington—Messrs Robertson, Cunningham, J. Cahill and child, C. G. Smeaton, Best, Misses E. Watson, Champion, E. Ashton. Richards, Gilbert, Palmer, Holderness, Bicknell (2), Shrimpton, Sonntag, L. Watson, Browning, Mesdames Best and child, Gilbert, Culbert, Male. For Napier—Mr and Mrs Newall, Mrs Herbison and two children, Miss Hishet. For Gisborne—Misses Calder, Walker, Stock. For Auckland— Mrs Leed, Mr and Mrs J. C. Gillies, 3liss Sparrow (2), Miss Lewis, Miss Noble, 3lr S. H. Ruw.son, 3tr W. J. Morrell. Master Morrell; and 17 steerage for all porta. Kotare. s.s. (7 p.m.), 141 tons, Treurn. fjr the Bluff. The Paloona Is due to-morrow from Auckland and East Coast ports. She sails on Monday on the return trip to Auckland and ports. The F"lora left Westport yesterday for Timani. Dunedin. and Bluff. The barque Kossa, 287 tons, has beon chartered ta load hardwood at Hobart for New Zealand. Mr D. M'Gregor, who -,vas third officer of the "Flora, has joined the Mapourika in a similar capacity. The death is announced of Mr Harry Drummond, a popular chief officer of Messrs Huddart-Parker's steamers. His last position wa3 chief officer of the Zealandia. For some months past he had been confined to his bed. Captain Dryden. of tho steamer Rosamond, has been appointed to command the Takapuna in the Napier-Gisborne ferry service. Captain A. 31. Edwin, iate of the Monowai, is now in command of the Maheno, having relieved Captain D. M'Lean, who is in temporary command of the Tofua. The Government training steamer Amokura has arrived back at Akaroa from her cruise among the outlying southern island groups in quest of castaways, and to examine the provision depots. There were no indications of any shipwrecked people having landed anywhere. The Amokura had a rough voyago, but camo through tho ordeal safely. The steamer Cape Corso, which is coming to New Zealand from New York tinder the auspice* of the U.S. and A. Line via the Panama Canal, is due at Wellington about December 28. Another vessel has been fixed to load in New Zealand under the auspices of the Scales line. The Dalmore, 4.717 tons, Captain Barry, is duo in th#. Dominion early in January to lift wool for London. The Dalmore left Bristol on October 23 for Australian ports. The vessel is owned by the S.S. Dalblair and Co., Ltd (J. M. Campbell and Son, managers), Glasgow. She was built in 1907. In the course of a short article on shipbuilding, the London shipping journal * Syren,' of November 4, states that a new inquiry cornea from the New Zealand Shipping Company, which desires a vessel of a length of 485 ft. On Tvneside it is stated that the Shaw, Savill," and Albion Company have ordered a vessel of a length of 477 ft from Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth, and Co. Another fleet of big cargo carriers has been fixed to_load at New York for Australian and New Zealand ports on account of the American and Australian line. The vessels number five, and all of them .ire in the vicinity of 5,000 tons register. The steamers are the English Monarch, Gryfevale, Netherpark, Maresfiold, and Saint Ursula, and they will, after discharging inward cargo, take the Homeward berth, either in the Commonwealth or New Zealand. THE FERRY SERVICE. The Wahine, from Wellington, a.-ived at Lyttelton at 6.35 this morning, aai connected with the first express for tin south. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. AUCJCLAND, December 18—6.10 p.m., Odland, for Ojjua. Bav of Islands. WELLINGTON. December 18—6.5 p.m, Paloona. for Lyttelton and Dunedin. —December 19 : 0.10 a.m., Ulimaroa, for Sydney. LYTTELTON, December 19.—6.35 a.m., Westralia, from Dunedin. SYDNEY, December 18—7 p.m., Maheno, from Auckland. NEWCASTLE, December 18—Queen Margardt, for New Zealand. SUVA. December 18.—3fancunia, from Newcastle.—Navua, from Auckland.

Bar. Ther. Weath Auckland—S.W., fb 30.23 67 BC Napier—Calm 30.18 61 B Wangonui—W., 1 30.20 60 BC Wellington—N., 1 ... 30.16 63 BC Westport—S.S.W., br 30.22 51 BC Greymoutb—E., 1 Bealey—W., lb 30.22 57 BC 30.19 52 BC Christchnrch —Calm ... 30.19 64 B Timaru—S.E.. 1 30.20 57 BC Oamaru —E., 1 30.05 56 B Dunedin—S.W., lb ... 30.10 55 BC Qneenstown —S., 1 ... 30.11 55 BC Nuggets—S.W., 1 30.01 55 P Bluff—W.S.W., f ... 30.12 51 O Clyde—Calm — 63 G Balclutha—9.E., lb ... — 57 O Port Chalmers—S., f b 30.00 57 Cfi Naseby—CaJm 28.00 55 BC Invercargill—W., lb Koxbnrgn—S.. 1 , 30.00 58 BC 29.80 54 C Pembroke—Calm 29.05 55 BC Puvsegnr Point— S.W., str ... 30.06 52 O

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SHIPPING., Issue 15680, 19 December 1914

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