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SHIPPING.

HIGH WATER. ‘ TO-MORBOW. - ' Tai'aroa Head : 7.41 a.m., B.4’p.m. Port Chalmers : 8.18 a.m., 8.41 p.m. Dunedm : 8.48 a.m., 9.11 p.m. ” THE SUN. Sots to-day, 7.53 p.m. ; rises to-morrow, 4.20 a.m. ' THE' MOON. Sots to-day, 11.25 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 10.53 a.m. —Phases During December.— December 24 First quarter 7.55 p.m. WEATHER REPORTS.

The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied tho following weather reports at D a.m. to-day : Bar. Ther. Weath.

Port Chalmers— S.W.. fb ... 29.70 51 QR I’uyscgur Point —S.,str 29.91 47 P Wind, —L., light; br, breeze; f b, fresh breeze; m g, moderate gale; 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 rain ? F, foggy ; G, gloomv. dark weather; H, hail; L,- lightning ;*M, misty; O, overcast, the 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. Forecast. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following at noon to-day : —Strong southerly winds: cold and changeable weather; very cold night; glass rising; tides high; sea rough. ARRlVED.—December 22. Flora, s.s. (noon), 1,283 tans, Baron, from Timaru. SAlLED.—December 21. Paloona, s.s. (5.30 p.m.), 2,771 tons, M'Lean, for Auckland and East Coast ports. Passengers ; Misses (lervey/Kennricks, Nelson (2), M‘Kay, Austin, Campbell, Sriiith, Brennan, Tniaroa, M'Lean, Colquhmin (2), Perry. Burnside. Watson, Andrews, Bowling (2). Dixon (3), Christie. Bnencc. Bogan, Mesdames Hewey,* Milne and child, Nelson, M'Kay, M'Lean, Smith and two children, M'Callum' and child, Scott, Goodman. Dixon and three children, Shaw, Whatinough, Hunter, Jordan and infant. Messrs Hollins, Rawell, Esther, Keast. Fowell, Wilmot, M'Kay, ■ Hunter, Annit, Massey. Adams, Penil; and 38 steerage. Breeze, s.s. (11.40 p.m.). 405 tons, Gordon, for Oamaru and Wanganui.

The Kaituna left Kaipara yesterday with a cargo of timber for Sydney. The Paloona sailed last evening for Auckland and East Coast ports. ( Tho Breeze sailed late last night for Oamaru, Timaru, Wellington, and Wan-

ganm. The Poherua leaves Westport to-day for Duiicdin.

Tho Flora arrived to-day from Timaru. She sails to-night for the JBljift and Wellington. Tin? Aparima' is duo at Hobart on Thursday from Calcutta direct. She will afterwards proceed to the Bluff, Lyttelton. Timaru, Dunedin, and Wellington for discharge. The annual publication for 1915 of tho Otago Harbor Board, giving the tide tables and general information about tlie port of Otago, is a neat little production, giving in compact form interesting facts relating to tho harbor and its docking facilities. It will be as usual greatly appreciated by all interested in shipping matters.

According to the returns compiled by the United States Commissioner of Navigation, 283 vessels, aggregating 56.510 tons gross, were built in the United States in the three months ending September 30, as compared with 375 vessels, of 00,222 tons, in the corresponding period of last year. Of the tonnage built in the past quarter, 18. of 27,943 tons, were steel steamers.

Owing to delays up north, the Wimmera may not get away from Lyttelton to-day in time to catch to-morrow morning's tide, in which case she will rot leave port Chalmers for Bluff, Hobart, and Melbourne until late to-morrow night.

The Toi’gariro completed her Homeward loading at Wellington to-day. and was expected to sail this afternoon for London. She will bo followed by tho Star of New Zealand, sailing from Wellington to-mor-row morning; the Indrabarah, which is timed to leave on Thursday morning; and tho Indrapnra, sailing from Wellington on Sunday next for London. Each of these large vjseels is crammed with wool and other produce, and an interesting race Home should ensue.

Captain D. J. Williams, who has been in the employ of tho Union Company for 57^years, is to retire from the managership of the Newcastle branch at the end of the month. His successor will bo Mr G. H. Morgan, late manager at New Plymouth and Suva.

It has been decided to hold a Magisterial inquiry into the collision between the Northern Company’s paddle steamer Whakatero and the ketch Katie S., which occurred in Auckland Harbor recently. Two nautical assessors have yet to be appointed, and the date of the inquiry has to be fixed.

The Cape C«»rso, which left New York on November 15. is due at Auckland about December 28. Flic has 2,550 tons of general cargo, of which 1,146 tons are for this port This includes about 300 tons of plant for the Portland Cement Company. The latest Australian mail brings news that, the Diesel motor vessel Armani has arrived at - Fremantle from Copenhagen. She is a unique boat, as. she is without funnels, and carries no stokers of the familiar coal-begrimed style. The chief engineer, who gives effect to his orders from tho navigating bridge, sits at his desk with the ease of a director in his office. The Anpam is 410 ft between perpendiculars. with a breadth of 5511, and 38ft 6in deep. The new steamer Queen Margaret, now discharging timber at Sydney from Puget Sound, has been chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company ’to load at Dominion ports for London, in place of the Crauler. The Queen Margaret will commence ’her loading at Auckland, and is expected to arrive there about December 25. She will afterwards visit Gisborne, and then Napier and Wellington, to complete her _ loading. Tlie Queen Margaret was built at Port Glasgow in 1912 by Messrs R. Duncan and Co., Ltd., and is' owned by tho Dunlop Steamship Company, Ltd. “Britain for' Britons,” which is becoming the motto of many of the trades hitherto dominated by foreigners, is now being taken np by the most important of all—the mercantile marine. For. many years past dismay has been caused by the increasing number of foreign sailors engaged on British ships. No doubt tho war will in time put a stop to the employment of German and Austrian sailors, tut more drastic step® are necessary. An official notice just issued by the Board of Trade is of groat importance. This is an appeal to the British shipmasters to employ, as far as possible, only British «eamcu during' tho war, •

The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company’s chartered steamer Aiiglo-Brazilian is fixed to commence Homeward ‘loading at Auckland oh tho 30th 'lnst. The vessel .will jlubsequently yvieib Wellington, Lyttelton, Dunedin, Timaru, Wellington, Lyttelton, and Bluff, and will sail finally fog Londjm on February 2. 'Advices ’from Bunbury state that the Westralian Government are steadily proceeding’.with the work-in connection with tho Bunbnry Harbor improvement scheme. The relaying'of the line to the Roelands quarry as now practically completed, and considerable plant haa been established thpro". with a view to economically and expeditiously handling the stone ae soon as the work of extending the Bunbury mole is coramonoed. ■ THE FERRY SERVICE. Tho Wahine, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 7 o'clock this morning, and connected with -the first express for tho south. > SCOW’S SAILS BLOWN AWAY. STORM at sea. I! GISBORNE, December 21. Early this evening the residents of Wainui observed distress rockets out to sea, and communicated with tho town. Tugs put out, and about midnight were entering tho bay with a distressed vessel in tow. More signals state that tho vessel js the scow Irene. When 100 miles off East Cape she struck a fearful storm. All the sails were blown away, and the vessel was badly strained. She was subsequently blown down the coast until she was picked up as stated. STRANDING OF -THE' KOUTOUNUI. MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY. [Pkb United Phess Association.)' ■ NAPIER, December 22. The Magisterial inquiry into the stranding of tho Koutounui off Orete Point found that the course set by the mate was toO fine, and that the captain committed an error of judgment in not putting to sea instead of continuing the voyage. The Court .found that all had behaved with skill and courage, and, in view o{ this, decided that neither of tho officers' certificates bo dealt with; the captain to pay £5 15s 6d. costs of inquiry.

ANOTHER SCOW IN TROUBLE

TOWED INTO GISBORNE,

(Per United Press Association.)

GISBORNE, December 22

Last night the scow Haerc, 14 days out from Wellington ,to Auckland, was towed into port after Iglvin'g been thrice blown off the coast ’about 100 miles. She lost several sails.

NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING COM PANY.

The annual meeting of tho above ronipanv was held at Christchurch yesterday. Tlie annual report of tlie London board stated that the directors recommended a dividend of 16s per chare free of income tax, of which 8s per share was paid on April 7, carrying forward £27,770. The steamer Hcrorata had been delivered, and was now on her first voyage.

The Chairman (Mr A. E. G. Rhodes) moved tho adoption of the report and balance-sheet. He said that one reason for the shortage of ordinary cargo space for tho last few months was' that in other years there was very little frozen meat or daily produce, in the spring, and during that time they were able to carry a good deal of ordinary cargo in the insulated holds, but this year, between September 1 and December 31. judging from their bookings, thev would carry equal to 148.000 sheep, 92,760 boxes of butter, and 24,500 crates of cheese in excess of the frozen cargo carried during the same period last year, and he was glad to say that up to aate they had been able to get away all the frozen meat and dairy produce that had been offering. Three spe-cially-chartered steamers were ithortiy due, which should carry about 60,000 bales of wool, and which would meet all the requirements up till February of those who had shipped by the company. Although freights had advapepd all- over the world, they had not gone np so much here as in Australia, where .(he, freights on won), tallow, frozen mc.it. and dairy produce were all higher than in Now Zealand. During the past year (he company had arranged for direct ■steamers to go to Hull and Southampton, and though the east coast trade, like many ethers at present, was stopped on account of the war, they hoped to bo able to, resume it before long. The people of New Zealand had undertaken their share of the responsibility in the defence of the Empire. Tlie company did not have a large staff in New Zealand.' hut nine were going to the front. The positions of the officers who had gone to tho war were being kept open for them, and they hoped to see them back. OVERSEA STEAMERS. LONDON. December 18.—Pakeba, from New Zealand. LIVERPOOL, December 18.—Knmava, from New Zealand. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND. December 21.—6.15 p.m.. Victoria, for southern ports.—December 22 : 6.20 a.m., Wyandotte, from Sun Francisco. WELLINGTON, December 22.—6.10 a.m.. Moeraki, from Sydney. LYTTELTON, December 22.—9.45 a.m., Paloona', from Dunedin. TIMARU. December 21.—11 p.m., Flora, for Dunedin. OAMARU, December 22.—6 a.m.. Breeze, from Dunedin. SYDNEY, December 20.—Maheno, for Auckland.

NEWCASTLE, December 21.—Kauri, from Wellington. PERTH. December 21.—Niwaru, from New York.

(For continuation see Late Shipping.)

Auckland—S.W., fb 29.96 60 BC Napier—\V., mg 29.70 57 n Wanganui— 29.75 61 BC “W.S.W.. fb ... Wellington— 60 BC W.N.W., 1 ... 29.71 Westport—S.S.W., fb 29.83 47 ■ CPQ Grcymoutb—S.W., br 29.84. 58 B C Bealey—E., 1 29.79 53 J3 C Christchurch — S.W., f b 29.81 52 O Q Timaru—S.W., str ... 29.83 53 B O Oamaru—S., atr 29.80 53 O Dunedin —S.W., f b ... 29.65 46 R Queenstown —S.W., br 29.86 49 B C Nuggets—S., g ... ... Bluff—S.W,. fb' • ... 29.74 29.86 43 47 P BP Pembroke —N., str ... 29.75 51 O Invercargill— 29.66 46 N.W., mg ... P Clyde—S., atr — 56 B G Roxburgh—S.. 1 29.52 48 P Naseby—Calm ...• ... 27.80 45 O G Ualclulha—S.W.. lb — 48 O

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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 15682, 22 December 1914

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