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Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF NAPIER.

ARRIVALS. 1 - ' UAiica. 23— -BlaolCTrall, ketch,' from Lyttelton 24— Sea .Gull, brigtntine, from Newcastle 27— -Ahuriri, s.s., from Auckland 28-^Esther, brigahtine, from Wellingtoa 28— Lord Ashley, 8.8., from Southern Ports

DEPARTURES.* 'MABCH. 21— Agnes, cutter, for Poverty B*y 21— Hero, sckooner, for Wairoa 23— Elinbeth. and Ulraria Cameron, schooner, for Wellington' 24— Mania, cutter, for Porangahau and Wellington 20— Ahuriri, s.s., for Southern Ports "VESSELS EXPECTED. Annie, schooner, from Porangahau Betsy, cutter, from Poverty Bay Hero, schooner, from Wairoa Meteor, schooner, from Tairua Saucy Loss, schooner, from Mercury Bay Star of the South, s.s., from Auckland— hourly Success, schooner, from Lyttelton Swallow, sohooner, from Auckland via Mercury Wellington, b.b., from Auckland, Monday, 13th April

VESSELS IN fiARBOR. Blaefrwall, ketch, from lyttelton Cleopatra, p a., from Wairoa (repairing) Dolphin, cutter, bom TTairoa Esther, brijantme, from Wellington. - Maggie, brig, from Hobart Town Mary Edson, barque, from Port Chalmers Sea Gull, brigantine, from Newcastle PROJECTED DEPARTURES. Fo*Xowdon— Mary Edson, barque, about the 7th April Tatjkakga and Atcxlamd— Lord Ashley, b.s., this day TfaxiJHGXoN-— BlackwaU, ketch, this day Hokhixa— Star of the South, s.s., early Toxohaua (Japan), -via Newcastle. N S "W — . Maggie, brig, early

PASSENGER LIST. INWAXDS. 11l the Ahurlri— Miss Smallvrood, Messrs Buihy Davis, Robimnn, and French. *>«»«* In the Esther— Mr and Mrs John Camphell In the Lord Ashley— Mrs Knowles and infant, Bey. Mr Williams, Capt. ana Mrs Russell and servant, Mrs A. H. Eussell, Misses Bussell (3) "JTr and Mrs Hackett. Ms Honor 0. D. R. Ward, Messrs Thompson, Tarnbull, Bishop, skult, DobMe and sooertson.

ENTERED INWABDS. MAKCH. 23— Blackball, ketch, 26 tons, Munro, from Lyttelton, with (transhipped ex Matoaka, from London) 36 bundles wire, 18 kegs nails, 11 casks 2 qr-eaaks, 35 drams, 14 cases, 'Watt Brothers • *34 cases, 95 cues, 21 cases, 50 cases, 9 qr-c«sks, Stuart Md&agenfa! ***'' IParC6l< V^-Xin*o S * 28 — Aiuriri, s.s., 121 tors, Flowerday, from Auckland, frith (er -warehouse and under bond) 3 qr.-casks, 10 case% 1 octave, 1 hhd., Knowles • 6 ialf<shests tea, 3 chests tea, Eobjohns ; (free and duty paid) 1 pkg drapery, Eobjohns; 8 c«es, Kinross * Co.— Kinross & Co., agents.

CLEANED OUTWAUDS. MJLRCH. 21— Agnes, cutter, 2&tons, Carbiss, for Poverty Bay, with a general cargo of merchandise and 109 sheep, Watt Bros.— "Watt Brothers, agents. 21 — Hero, schooner, 20 tons, Garnant, for Wairoa, with miscellaneous cargo.— G. Bichardson agent. 23— Elizabeth and Ulvaria Cameron, schooner. 40 tons, Cameron, for Wellington, with 51 bales 9 haM-bales, 38 bags, and 1 pkge wool, Stuart and Co ; 18 bales wool, Kinross and Co.— Kinross & Co, agents. 24— Mania, cutter, 20 tons, Baxter, for Porangabau and Wellington, with (New Eealand produce and duty paid and free goods) 15 bags flour, 7 do grass seed, 3 bundles wire, 2 bags salt, 26; bags sugar, 3 half-chests tea, 3 camp ovens, 1 case oilmen's stores, 1 box soap, 1 cask rice, 1 parcel, 1 truss drapery, 2 pkgs nails, 1 fork handle, 16 bags potatoes, 49 bags wool, Kinross & Co.— Kinross & Co., agents. 27— Blackwall, ketch, 26 tons, Munro, for Wellington, with 68 bales wool, Kinross and Co Kinross and Co., agents.

The ketch Blaclcwall, Capt.Munro, left the port of Lyttelton on Tuesday, 17th March, but adverse feather being experienced shortly after, ran into Tort Levy, -where she remained until the following night, when she left for Napier, with the wind strong from the S.W., from which quarter it continue.d to Wow until sShe made the Kaikouras Passed through Cook's Straits with the wind from NJB. Bounded Cape Palliser on Friday, wind strong from the southward. Passed round Cape Turnagain on Saturday,— wind from the westward Bounded Cape Kidnapper on Sunday evening, out the wind again chopping round to the southward and the night very dark and thick, came to an anchor until morning, -when she proceeded to Ni£ pier, coming to an anchor in the rpads at 1 p.m. on Monday, 23rd March, and entering the Iron Pot at 5 p.m. The Blackwall is a centre-board vessel built in Hobart Town, and is said to be a first-rate sea-boat. She brings a large general cargo for this port, transhipped ex Matoaka, from London The brigantine Sea Gull, Captain Bodgers, left Newcastle, N.S.W., at 8 ajn. on Wednesday, 4th March, with a light southerly wind ; and for eight days a continuation of light variable airs from all points of the compass were encountered, Sighted the Three Kings on St. Patrick's Day; and had Tight winds ijind fine weather along the coast Bounded the East Cape on the 21st March, and Portland Island on the evening of the 23rd. Brought up in the roadstead on Tuesday morning' laet, and entered the Iron Pot same night. Sighted no vessels throughout the passage. The Sea Gull brings about 160 tons coals, consigned to Mr J LeQuesne. The s.s. Ahuriri, Capt. Howerday, left Auckland at 6 p.m. on 25th, with line northerly weather • rounded East Cape at 8 p.m. on Thursday, arriving iv the roadstead at 4 pjn. on IWday last, and entering the Iron Pot at 5.30 p.m. We have to thank the steward, Mr White, for files of Auckland papers. The B.s. Ahuriri steamed for Southern Ports at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, -with cargo and passengers. Tne s.s. Lord Ashley, Capt. Worse, with the English mail via Panama on board, arrivedinport mt 2 p.m. yesterday. She left Wellington on Saturday, 29th inst.. at 1.30 p.m., and had light winds ■with fine weather up the Coast. The Ashley had * great number of passengers and about 70 tons of cargo for this port. She will steam for Tauranga and Auckland this morning at 11 o'clock The brigoatine Esther, Captain James Campbell, arrived in port on Saturday afternoon with cargo and passengers from Wellington via Castle Point The schooner Elizabeth and TJlvaria, Cameron left for Wellington on Monday last, with a cargo of wooL The schooner Hero, sailed for Wairoaon Saturday last; with general cargo. The cutter Agnes sailed for Poverty Bay on Saturday last, with a general cargo and 109 >heep. The schooner Success, Captain Trimmer, hence, arrived at Lyttelton on the 14th inst. The sji. Wellington: is due here from Auckland on Tuesday, 31st March, and will steam for Southern Ports on Wednesday, Ist ApriL The cutter Mahia, Baxter, master, left for Porangahau ana Wellington on Tuesday last -with a quantity of storey for the former place, and 49 bales wool for Wellington, •i^f 011 ' 8A » amortised to arrive on the 31st inst., will not now arrive till the 13th April, and ■will steam for Wellington on the 14th.The schooner Meteor, Capt. Stuokey, sailed from Auckland pn.the 23rd inst. for Baxter and Eart

The schooner Saucy loss, Oapt. D. H. M*Kenzle, sailed from Auckland on the 22nd inst. for Mercury Bay, where she "will sMp 20,000 feet of timber for Napier. No sign , of the Star of the South v we go to press." , ' The following isali 8 t of the ships loading at London, for New Zealand, corrected to first February:—For Auckland— Eacehorse. Seward; Constance/ Elliot: for Canterbury— Ooleroon, Montgomery: for Nelson— Algernon, Otty: for Otago —Bilver Cloud, Carr ; Ajmere, Pugh; Niphon, Baker: tor Whngton-Gertrude, Phease. At Glasgow the Carbiou, Mitchell, was loading for Port Chalmers. The Southland News, of the 16th ult. saysr— By the arrival of the Fanny, Captain Aker, we are m possession of intelligence respecting the Amherst, Oapt. Gilroy, and the Search Expedition, in charge of Mr Henry Armstrong. The Amherst, after a fair passage arrived at Port Boss, about the 2nd February. The Fanny, at this time, was at anchor in Camp Cove, Caraley Harbor, and her Bur Prised on the arrival (on the 4th of February) of the Amhersfs two boats, in charge of Capt. Gilroy and Mr Armstrong. They «fl?™ come round the west coast, the S,V\\ * 7^ C J\. tlie General Grant was wrecked, 0 auantK aQ y vestiges of the ship or to identify the exact locality of the place where she was lost. They erected a flagstaff on the following day on Musgrave's Peninsula, and doubtless R tLi ?J ? res i, in th _ c hut I)efore Proceeding to Saddle Inlet, where they intended to form another depot in accordance with instructions, and then proceed from Port Boss to Campbell's and Antipodes Islands. In all their wanderings in search of seal— -which have to be hunted far inland, through dense scrub, ai well as on the beaches, the Fanny's people have found no traces of other castaways than those already known to have so long inhabited the island. .. Th , ce 1 Hoki tika,star, of the 29th February, gives the following account of an accident ontbe HoMtika bar:— lt is our melancholy duty to report & very sad and fatal accident which occurred on the bar to-day, caused by the capsizing of a boat which was attempting to cross about an hour before high water, and by which two men lost their lives. It appears that, tempted by the smoothness of the sea this morning, a party of four men went off in one of the river-boats, for the purpose of fishing in the roadstead. The wind being calm, the break was crossed without difficulty, and they had been at their occupation about two hours, when the wind became much fresher, and gradually a strong breeze set in from the southward, and the sea began to rise. Seeing these indications, the boat turned towards the shore, the sail hoisted, and all haste made to reach the river before the bar became impassable, in which, however, they did not succeed, for ere the boat entered the surf a very considerable sea was breaking on the shore. They, however, pushed for the bar, still keeping the sail set; scarcely had they entered tae break when her sail was observed to flap in the wind, and, coming bioadside on to the sea, she immediately broached-to and capsized, floating keel upwards, the whole of the crew were precipitated into the water, but managed to get on the bottom of the boat, where they clung with the tenacity of men struggling for their lives. However, the boat having by this time drifted well into the surf, this refuge soon became barely tenable, as the sea was making clean breaches over the heads of the unfortunate crew, each of whom was repeatedly washed off, and sometimes the whole of them were struggling in the water at one time to regain their unsafe hold of the boat's keeL On one of these occasions the first man was drowned, as on his comrades regaining their hold he was immediately missed. Another was swept off, and was so exhausted that he was unable to get to the boat again. He shouted to his mates—-' lam sinking ! " but they could afford no assistance. The steamer Idoness, which vessel was coming inside with the Lizzie Coleson in tow, at once told her to anchor, and made all speed to the scene, but unfortunately her progress was impeded by the tow-line. Meanwhile, the Favorite was also coming m from tendering the Egmont, ahd seeing the Lioness hoading for the bar with a tow, had eased steam to allow her to pass in first, but, becoming aware of the accident, she bore down with despatch. Her arrival preceded that of the Lioness, owing to the latter being encumbered with the tow-line, and she, finding that her services were forestalled, immediately returned to her charge. We are informed by an eye-witness, a member of our staff, who happened to be on board the steamer, that three men could bo descried on the boat's bottom from the steamer, but when the next wave had swept over the men, but two of them were visible. These she succeeded in saving, and brought them ashore. The names of the two men who were drowned are Bichardßoyt and Daniel Proud; the latter some time ago formed one of the harbor hoat's-crew. During the afternoon the bodies of the two men were recovered, they having been washed ashore about a mile north of the bar. and were taken by the police to the Oddfellows' Hall to await the inquest. We learn that one of the unfortunate men eaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.

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