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SHIPPING.

PORT OHALHKRB. Dtcmba M-Wlnd, aff. Weather, rainy. 8 8.18,-Barometer, 51)55; .nermomotar, 66 Moon —Barometer, 20.04, sharnwmotcr 63 6 pjn.— Barometer, 48.61; r.h»-ni.-m«'w. 63 High wate; on iho 2>th Dceemjor—At the Heads, «U>o; at Port Ju.nu.rj, 1.3) .-wtm, 2.2». AHRIVMS. Speedwell, barqift, 86J tons.flixon.lromNewcaßUe. 9 Fox, (gent. Ladybird, us., 278 tons, M'Oeo, from Tiraaru. Union Company, agents. Arawata, s.s., 623 tons, Sinclair, from Wellington and LytteUon. Union Company, agenta. Fauenmn— Mr and Mrs Cable, Mr and Mrs Haneford, lamlly, and servant, Mesdames My, Sinclair, Jackson,Dredge, Miiies Diodiie, Smith, Ueiwent, Jackson, Campion, Edwards, Me*rs Caw, Stephenaon, Murray, Wilson, Warwick, Remensenlidir, Cable, Hlgglnion, JFinlay, Hattey, Sprincey, Cutten, Carr, Malcolmsooj Wood, Thomas, and 14 steerage. Halljr B»y!ey, schooner, 118 tons, Crono, from HobarC Towu. G Blytb, agent. Otail, ship, 1056 tons, Devitt, from London (September 20). N Z Shipping Company, agents. PasBongera: Saloon—Dr and Mrs Murdoch, Mr and lira • Wilght and Intent, Rev Mr Skinner, Mis Skinner, Mr ■ asd Mrs Wade, Misses Murdoch, Yewell, Monokton, Mosais Murdoch, Moncktoa, Fryott, O'Leary, Jackson, ■ Walker, Allan, Means, Biilie, Reeves; 33 secondclass, and ISS steerage. DHl'iJllO»B3. Penguin, 8.5., 442 tons, Ma'colm, {or the West Cojet Sounds. Union Company, agenta. Passengers—Mesdamea Cowls, Garland, Want, Wieewould, Mi)6O3 Firth (2), Wi ewould, lion Judge Dowllng, . Son Mr Darley, £>r Gailand, Her Mr Aehwell, Messrs Atbetton, Bainett, Birton, Butter, 3 Cameron, Cooper, Cowle, Diy, Dattou, Firth, Foster, Gr-at- . bead. Herald, Bo«» tb, Joachim, Malcolm, W Mills, Morrah, Bows, Ihumat", Want, WUcock, Wlsewonld. Jaaale, ketch, 28 tjns, Lyders, for invercargilL B Gutbrie, agent. KSPSOTSD ARKIVAU. Vkiu Lobmb—Margaret Oalbtaith, October 16; Wellington; Comadie, October 20; Coriolanus, October SI; Coroma-idtl; fadiahah. Fro< Oiiisaow-Marlborough, October 22. yaoß Nbw Yore-Ada Wiswell, August 14; Elinor Vernon, November Ist. Fbom NwroASTLB-Bliaabeth, November 80; Wil13am Tnrner, December 8. JTkou AOCKLiXD-BisHM»ry, V'ei«mber 12. JfitOK tbh Tiiahkh—Ada v wsn. . Paou Manukau—Btlwi. ' ■ .■ . ' ■ ■ . i CUSTOMS ;.vi*.i<t» ' -: ■■ : : :.,■ : * in..«w>vr ■: ■ ■■■■ ■ ■ ; The Bro-p, ]'45 ton«, 3oat!icow, Irom Calcutta, wither*. R v»e Siwil, v.d Co, scents. Owake Bail , 35 tons, M'Pnee, Iron CatuVs River, i (With car|to. II ou'hie, ageiit. Inn 3: tonx, u»» icibll, (rum Preservation Inlet, •nCn w> Venwi U -mil X nncdy, agents. ....a} bird, 186 tuts, ATUre, Irom 'X maru, with ..- cargo. Union Com..» y, lyents. Speedwell, 35.") vain, . ixon, Irom Newcastle, with cargo. O Byth, wim. - Alpha, 24 tona, •: y.>.> , Iroui Catlin'a Siver, with cargo. H Guthrie, »Brant Klilabeth Graham 698 torn, Mo'duß, from London, • "Kith cargo. Dilve.j and Co, a^ent.. &rawata, 623 turn, HmchiT, fn.u) LyUeUon, with cargo. Union Comixi'v, i.jpjnu. O »»!•..'- Pengnin, 442 ton», fur Pr suvalioa Inlet, in ballast (»iih excursio.t.a^ Uuiou uompany, agents. Kestrel, 61 to»s, Paid , lur lylteltun, with ' cargo, a Gnthrlo, »ge..t. : • ' Owake Belle, 85 tons, M'Phee, lor OaMin'g River, In ballast. H Uutbrie, agent. Ino, 32 tons, C. lupbeil, 1 r Kakmul, with cargo. ■ 9ea*lck and Kcnmdy, agents. Seagull, 122 tons, Uro.vn, lor Tlmarn, with cargo. H Oalhrie, agent AitwaU, 623 tons, Sinclair, tor BluD, with carg«. Union Company, agents. IMPORTS. In Speedw.H, from Newowtie : 233 piles, 1560 ■pokes, iaant.ty ol ir nbsrk, J Fox. Per Lwiyblrd, fruin Timaru : 201) bales, ship Waip» ; . 252 do, ship Tim ru ;.9 rackagea, Reid and Gray ;20 do, Hod ou and ('•<; 1 d , Lango and Touneman 3 do, Giog« and C>; 10 do, Hallonßtaln Bios; 1 do; fjargood, Hon, «nd km:'. % Per Hally Biylny, <r.«m Hobart Town: 200 packaces, L*»g3 ana 1 hunmiau ; 600 posts, SO pairs shalte, 3XO bags bsrk, 4S,OUU teat tim itr, G Blytb. Perinmata, tiom the North: 4* pack gei, orJer; S do, Jack; 4t dt-, o'uble: 1 <i , Fergasson and mtchell; 1 d>, fcUndard Insur.i c<> Uo ; 1 do, Sriver; 1 do,Gretg; 1 dn, Bra'nij; 4 do, Joel; 1 do, MaUoual Insurance Co; 1 do. Dut ou; 62 do, J Mills; 1 do, Postmaater; 1 do, Uameron; 3 do, Haymin; 1 Co, National Bai k ; 2 do, Uowte j 1 do, Tarone ; 2 do, R'cbards ;22 do, Gilchriat; 2 do, Bcott; 2 do, Vfarlsne; 1 da, Ashoritt; 1 d", Klrkpatrick, Ulendinlog, and Co,-12 do, Marshal. Fer Olakl, from L ndo.i (New Zetland Shipping Company, ogeiiti): 190 packages, Neill and Co; 05do, Paterson :and 41 Leud ; 101 do, iJrodrick and Carter; 3 do, R Robertsi n ; 61 do, Uit S i.o; I do, Ctttten and Co; 2 do, Colonial K.nk of New Zealand ; 9 do, FerKttilOn and Mitchell; 725 do, Hi n Minister lor Public Works; 18do, G Ben: ld»,Son Colonial Secretary; S do, A H Rosa; 175 do; W and J Koular j 8 do, L . ] Salmou ; 1 do, Th mion, String, und Co; 1 dp, A . Cairns; 75d0, liciu|thorne, Prisaer, and Co ; 111 do, ColonelEichßuum; 2u do, M^theaon Bcos and Co; 118 do, SoKOod, Son, nnd Ewea ; 5 do. J H Hancock; S3 do, Bing, Harris and Co ; 1 do, W Alexander ; 3U do, Linjje and ') ho *enmn ; U do, Halienstein Bros and Co ; M do, Kns. and Glondlnini? ; 8 do, A and T Inglfs ; 3 do, J Smith ; 2 do, B»hop of JUunedin ; 6do, W and G Tun.btill and Co; OS2 doi A Brisoe and Co; 18 do, f..L<.wl«; 2 do, W Gre^g md Co; SOS do, A Lees; qoanilty do, order; alo, enm-i - cargo tor transhipment to the .Bluff, Oaniiiu, and Timiiru. " " ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ > • Per Alpha, Irom Catlin's Eivor: 19,000 teet timber, Oder. Per Owake Balle, Irom Catling River: 18,000(cet • timber, Guthrie and Lanuch's Co. * Per Bruce, from Calcutta: 4631 pkgs, order. Per Ino, from Preservation Inlet: 20 tons coal, Fonwick and Kennedy. ... EXPORTS. . Per Kestrel, tor Invarcargill: 84 pl(?s, N M and A Co; 6 do and lot sharta, Gnthrio and Idrnach'd Co; 17 pkgß, order; 100 do, R Wilson and Co. ' Ferluo.forKakanut: 6 pkgs, MiUer and Campbell; 31 do, New Z aland Meat-preserving Co. . Per Seagull, tor limatu: 777 pbg?, Qnthrle and Xaraach'n Co. SHIPPINGTELEGRAMS. (B! SraeiAL Wijrb.) 1 ' Wbllinotos, December 24th. Arrived: Taiaroa, from the Sonfh: Amtrallnland O. M. Tucker, faiques, frtm Newcajtlc; Southern Cros3, trom Aucki&nd, via K»st Coast; Graf tol4, from Xast Ceatt; Btulls, from Brotbers Lighthouse. ' GaEYiioora, Decrmber 24th.Arrlved: Wangtuui, trom he Noith ; St. Kilda and Adieu, from Melbourne; ExAmbjer, f^oua Fort Chalmers. ARRIVAL OF TH3 or El. A ship to the soulhward was lignalled from the lookout-itation *'» Otaeo Headi at S p.m. oa the 34 h December, bho (/rovud to bo the Mew Zealand ShippingCompinj'a ihp Otaki, Ir-ra London, with paiaengers and ca-go. Shortly after 6 p.m. tho tug Kopubi ste^rneu oot to meet tier; and as she was tarely in ballot trim (only drawing 15 lan), was j enabled to bring her ncrois the b;r ac 7.50 p.™ 1 and up to her anchorage off Boiler Point at 830 p.m. Hero aha was met by the Customs <uth Titioi, and aati<fac:ory answers us to the health of the passengers anil crew lia.ing been by Captain Devitt, she was bcardei', and aftr the usual inapcotlon duly cleared. Ihe repreasnutives of the Picas were courteously received by Captain Devitt, wbo pioinptly afforded them every intormatlon in hU powar relative to the ship and her )niaeng"r*, 0! whom there >re 831—comprising 21- saloon, 93 second cabin, and 177 Intermediate. Many of these paeßsngera, we are Informed by Captain Utvltt, aro unnll (aimers, and aro in possession of some amount of cipilal; the rest are mechanics and shopmsn ; whl'e one and all are most respectable. Th:y nerd under the mcd cal care of Dr Murdoch, anil the general health has been good thioughoutthevoya/e,r.eithorWrthinor deaths having occurred. Bo sitiafiai were tie pisainKen at the treatment shown them by Captain Devitt, that they have tcetlkd their opinion of hli kindjteas by present:;s; him with a testimonial to that effect. In addition to htr psascnge'B, tho Otakl brings 900 tona of measurement and dead-Height cargo. Ehs comes Inta port In spUndid order, both alow audit oft. itfl ctlngno little credit both on Captain Devitt and his chief officer, Mr Fmdlay (who was last here as civet of tho barque Columbus}. The second and third officers are Mews Baumgartter and Forsdjke, wblio the whole of the petty officers ure tho Bamj who were in the ship two years eince when she was last here. Ihe compartments allotted to the second-dugund intermediate passengers are similar to those o( the Compan>'a ship Wanginui. During the passage every smasement possiblo has been afforded to all on board, concerts and amateur theatricals having been given whenever the weather permitted; while divine service was roflu'arly performed by the Rev. Mr Skin«er(an old colonist). Wa ure indabted to Captain Devitt for the following repcrt of the passage out:—She left Qravesend at 530 p.m. September 26th, towed down the Ctar.noi, and pas ed Cover at 1 am on the 27th ; experienced light southerly winds for ths next four daja, and on October Ist experienced a shift ot wind from th? 8.W.; was boarded by Torquay , fflihormen, and sent letters ashore by them; cleared the Channel on (V.totwr 2nrt, and on the neitdiy spoke the tcbooner Bets c May, bound for New York; on October V.h spike tho Albion Company's ship Xaranaki, from Fuitnouth to Otago; had fine weather across the Bay of Bhcay, and lighted the island of Madeira on October lltu; thence she experienced calini, and did not lose sight of the island until 8 p.m. on October 13:h ; spoke the ehlp Auckland, from Glasgow for Ot«go, in latitude 18.4 N., longitude SG'29 W.; had no nor.h-eajt trades, but in their place experienced light vamb.es, with fine weather. On Octobir 25th, in l.titudo 6 N., she took tho 8.8. trades, and on October 27<h one of the seamen, named Barnes, who was ecmbblug the side, fell overboard. Ihe^oit lifebcat was promptly lowered and the man picked up, none the worse for bis Immersion. She crossed the equator on October 28th, in longltudo 33 40; W., and had the tr.des well to the southward, which compelled her to make several tacks to clear C»pe St. tuque; thence Bhe hid variable weather until roacbing latitnde 29.66 S, longitude 27.40 W , when a strong breci) tet In, In Which she parted her topsill yaid, which was rsphctd ty a new one on November 12tb; the Island of Iristam d'Acunha wai paasod on November 16th at 6 8.m., and the veesel was boarded by several of the inhabitants (of whom at present there are 102), who brought eggs, po*>atoo9, &j, for Bale. She crossed the meridian of Greenwich on November 10th, in latitude 40.60 S., and roundod the Cape of Good tf ope on Kovember 23rd, in latitude 44 M. Had BW.toN. W. winds and moderate weather until December 5 b, "When Bho encountered a heavy gala from W.8.W., attended by a furious (ov, the ship labouring hewily and Uklng on board immense quantities of Water, the g-la Increased on the next diy, and the veaeel wan kept under her lower topsails and foro3ail, tho sea constantly breakIng on board and washing away everything moTablo about the decks ; it moderated on December 7th, and thence eho lia 1 fair weather up to tho meridian of Cape Lcuwin, wh oh w«a crossed on December 12th, in latitude 4?.4S S.; thence she experienced veiy unsteady winds, with a low barometer and thick rainy -weather; passed the Island of Tasmania on December 19tb, in latitude 47.46 H, and was driven by strong easterly winds ai far down as latitude 518.; sighted thaSnareo on Djcembir 23; d; oxporlenced m'freh gale from S. to '.W., attended by heavy squalls; alghtad tho NiiWJta at 2 a.m. oa the 24th, and made the Heads at 10 a.m., was signalled at 8 pm, and towed up as above. The barque Speedwell, from NewcMtlo, with a cargo of piles and other timber, arrived at Port Chalmera at 11 p.m. on Tueslay. She left Newcaatlo on the 3rd Instant, and eTperVced light variable winds for the first three days; thence she had strong trcczja from the northward and westward until reaching latitude 45 8., when she encountered a furioua gnlo from S.E., which lasted for three days, 48 honra of which the Vessel was hove-to ; this was followed by light northerly winds and calms ; Bho sighted tho Solamfers on December 19th, anil experienced very threatening weather, the buometer indicating 23-35, and the wind dying away to a calm, which continued for 24 hocri; oa December 21st a

werterly bnexe sprang up, which increased to-a galo, and blew with hurricane force for tally 12 hoars, ths ship running before it and shipping heavy seas, which carried away her port bulwark* aid flooded the cabin and staterooms, the vessel labouring heavily. She pasif d round the sonth end of Stewart's ißlanJ, and on the next clay the gale moderated; thanes she had variable wii.dn along ths coast, and made Otago Heads at 2 p.m. on the 23rd instant; took Pilot London on board, crossed the bar at 8 p.m.. and dropped np the harbour wt far as Grassy Point, where she was taken In tow by tha s.». .Reynolds, and brought up to the Hallway Pier at 11 p.m. The s.B. Lidjblrd arrived at Port Chalmers at 7 am. yestorday, bringing 452 bales of wool for the Bhips Waipa and Tioiaiu, and a quantity of cargo for Dunedin. She left Tirmru at 746 p.m. on Friday, and experienced flue weather down the coast.

The ship Brace was towed up to an anchorage in Deborah Bay yesterday morning. We are glad to hear that she is making no water, and therefore conclude that she has suffered no damage from the effects of taking the midils bank On Tuesday. The s.B. Arawata, with 60 tons of cargo and 50 paste.igera for Dunedin, arrived at Port Chalmers at 9 30 a.m. yesterday, tthe left Wellington at 330 p.m. on the 82nd inst, and reached Lyttelton at 6 a.m. next day; left again at 4 30 p.m. and arrived as above. She experienced strong winds along tho coast. "Wo thank Mr B'r h (the pur.er) for report and files. The passengers by the ship Auckland, with the exception of th.se in tha sabon (who will perform quarantine on hoard), were taken over to the islands yesterday.

The schooner Ha'ly Bayley arrived at Port Chalmers yesterday morning, ana brought up in Deborah Bay. She left Hebart Town on the 13th instant, and experienced light northerly and easterly wind?, with continuous rain and thick weather until the 2oth inataut, when a strong' B.W. breeza set in, accompanied by a heavy sea, the wind increasing to a strong gale on the 21st, and compelling the veesol to heave-to for eight hour.'. She sighted the land on ths morning of the 22nd inst., and passed Dog Island at 6 p.m. Banie day; had the wind from N.N E., aid passed the Nuirgeta at 8 a.m. on the 23rd; thence the wind veered to\V.N.W., and carried her up to Cape Saundcrsat 6.39 p m.; from there sho bad fresh N.W. winds, hnd entered the fleids at 10.30 p.m., anchoring off the Ea'.k until yoitorday morning. The barque Kerchalon was towjd up from Deborah Bay to Danedin yesterday morning by the p.a. Kopntal . .. ......

The ketch Jessie tailed yesterday, with cargo, for Invorcargill

Tbe ketch Kestrel sailed down from Dunedin yesterday, and went alongside the barque £llmeny to load for tbe coast. i> .

Ti o brig Transport was towed down from Dunedin yesterday, rfteriioon by the p.a. KoputaL. Tb« ba'que Loch Fleet was towed up from the Powder-ground yesterday-by the pa. Koputal, and anchored in a convenient discha ging berth in the stream. - .-. ■:.-....... .

Too Union Company's steamer Penguin, Captain J. Malcolm, left Port Chalmers yesterday afternoon with 34 excursonista lor the West Coast Sounds. ' Every preparation had been made for the comfort of her passenger?, - and, given anything Hke favourable weather, a moat enjwabla trip mast be the result. Captain Malcolin'a long acquaintance with the West Coast renders him peculiarly i soluble to take excursionists round the romantic I fiords which mjrk. that part ol our seaboard, and the ronte (elected has been that which will afford the greatest amoant ol pleasure to thoso who have availed themselves of the opportunity afforded them by the Penguin's trip. She wll proceed direct to Preservation Inlet, where tho will arrive on Thursday, Cove. On Friday, the 28sb, an early atart will be made for Dusky Si.und, and a visit paid to Fa ile Harbour, en route to the head fi'the Sound. The steamer will then return to Wei Jacket Arm, and remain there for the night. On Saturday, 27.h. she will proceed through Breaksea, Doubtful, and Thompson Sounda, Fnchnrlng for tbe night in De«s Cove, in il.e letter .Sound. On Sunday, the 23th, the me.icner will proceed to the heatl of Caswell Sound, and thence to George Sound, wh re ■be will remain the night On Monday, the 29tb, a ■tut will be made at daylight for Mllford Sound, and on arrival there the steamer wl 1 proceed s'.owly up to Freshwater B<ein. Every opportunity will bo afforded to: excursionist", on this and ihe following day, to view tha many woDdera rf this rerairkable fiord. The steamer will leave Mill rd Sound on the evening ol Tu«BJiy, the 30th December, nrivlngr at Port Chalmers early on Thursday, Ist January. Should circumstasces piove favourable, the tteamer will, ou Wednesday, make a short stay at Port rt'illlim, Stewart's Island.

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SHIPPING., Otago Daily Times, Issue 5570, 25 December 1879

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