Taiarcn Headm, Ijtitudo «t>.*7 S., longitude 170.45 S. Koputni Bay, Scrath Point, latitudo 48.*9 S., longitude 170.39 E. ' . Tidos-High water, P and C, 2 hours 50 minutes; tide, 6 foot 7 inches. Tho longitude of Observation Point, Port Chalmers, In timo is 11 hours 22 minutes 86 seconds oast of Greenwich. TTMB-BALIi AT POEI OUALMUSS. New Zealand mean timo at noon, calculated for the meridian oJ longitude, in timo 11 houra SO minutoa east of Greenwich, will bo signalled once » wook by tho time-ball dropping »t the fnsiant of moan noon, A blue flag will be hoisted »t the mMi-head, Port Chalmers signal-station, on the forenoon of tho d»y when ths time-signal will bo given. PHASES Or TB» MOOS. May 1-Flrst quarter IBh. fm. 03. „ 9—Full Moon 18n- 8m- Os- „ 17-Last quarter inS 5-m' Z' „ 24-New moon .. .. •• l«h- »'m- 9^- „ 81-Flr»t quarter Jh. 60m. os. " 2jlpe PrTe°.: " •• •■ sh. m. OS. ' TUB WIATHBB. May 10 -Wind, light, vwlibloj wostlioi,fi»o. 8 a.m.—Barometer, 50.40; tcßimcmeSor, 60. rioon— Baromotor, 30.41; Iherasomeler, 60. 6 p.m.— Buomotor, 30.4-1 -, thormemotor, 63 May -11—« i.nd, N.E.; RcMhor, flne. 8 ».m.—B«omstjr, 80 42J khoJJiotnoto?, 60 «oonBafomotor, SO. 44; thormometor, SJ. 6 p.m.—Barometer, 30.42; thormomotor, 68. HIOH WAIBE. May 12 - A.& tho Hoadi, 4 8 p.m. I *» ?»" Ohalmori;, 4 48 p.m. | st Dunedin, 6 S3 i> ra ABSIVAI3. May 10. Talaroa, 6.5., 438 tons, Smith, from Tiaiaru. J Mills, agent. Pasatngers-Mr and Mrs I'alliaer, Mrs Palace, iloisrs Cotton, Smith, Gabites, Roughtou, Wallace, and 5 steorage. Kakanui, 8.B.", 69 tons, Sundstrom, from InwrPl»»toy.«»» «» NottbX Ramsaj', agent. Boautiful Star, 5.8., 177 tons, Smith, from Oamaru. J Mill:?, agent. . T . ' Aorangl, f.s., 4163 tons,' Turpin, from London. N Z Shipping Co, ngents. Passengersi: Saloon-Mr and Mrs Askin and family, Mrs Ednev, Mr E O Nicholson. Second cabin Mr ami Mrs M'kie, Mr and Mra Vickary and child. Miss Todd, MOfars Withlcomb, M'atson, Bowman, Smyth. Third cabin-Mr and Mrs Borrows and family, Mr Mid Mrs A Borrows a-.d family, Mrs Borrows and family, Mrs Merratt and family, Messrs Floyd and family, Ross and family, Fletcher. BSPAETOBBa. May 10. Mahlnapua, s.a., 423 tons, Bernech, tor West Coast. J Mills, agent. ' CUSTOMS ENTRIES. INWARDS. Rotonu, 676 tons, Anderson, from Lyttelton, with cargo. J Mills, agent. , Taiaroa, 228 tons, Smith, from Timr.ru, with oargo. J Mills, agent. Lyttelton, 1;11 tona. Strang, from London, with cirgo. NMand A Co., agents. Go-Ahead, 132 tons, Piumley, from L^ttelton, with cargo. X Ramsay, ageiit. OnTWARDS. Maid ol Otago, 60 tons, Fraser, for Rlvorton, with cargo. Master, atrent. ' , . .v Mahin^pua,: iOS tons, Bernech, for Clreyrnouth, with cargo. J Mills, agent. Go-Ahoad, 132 tons, Doile, for the North, with cargo, X Ratnsiy, agent. ...-. . ' IMPORTS. Por Taiaroa, from Timaru: 17 bi!e^, 43 hides, Wright, Stopheneon, and Co; 23 hides, W S M'Lean ; 1 ca-k, Kcast and M'Carthy (Ltd); i do, order; 2 pkgs, Hill and Co. Per Kakunui, from Invercargili: 16,000 ft timber, A Tapper and Co; 11 bales, c.c. Victory; 250 6acke, order ; 4 casks, M'Leod Bros. Per Go Ahead, from Lyttelton: 4CO sicks, order. SHIPPING TKI/KQRAMi (Pis Unhid Pbkss Association.) Oamaru, May 10. Cleared: Peoblcsbire, barque, 860. ton?, for Cork or Falmouth, with grain. She was leaded entirely at the wharf, and will leave drawing lift 9in. MOVEMENT 3OF UNIOX STEAM SHIP COMPANY'S STEAMERS. Svturuay, M«T 9 Blcfl—Manapouri Bailed 6 p.m. Friday for Hobart. Lvtteltou—Wakatipu Bailed 10.30 p m. Friday for Wellington. Napier • Ringarooma arrived 8 am. from Wolllngtou; sails 6 p.ni for Gisborno. Glaborno-Wftlrirapa artives from Auckland. Taranakl-^llawea arrived 9 a.m. from KcUon ; soils 8 pm. for Man-'kau. ■
The e.s. Kakauui left Inrercarglll at 2 IB p m. on tho 9Jh inst. hid lieht S.W. winds and fine weather cbwn the coast, and arrived at Port Chalmers at 10 a.m. on Saturday. . The barquo Armtet'.co and o'her wind-bound veafels cleared aw.iy from the He.ids on Saturday morning. Xho 8.8. B.autilul Star left Timard at 6.15 p.m. on the Uth imt., had flue weather down the coast, and arrived at Port Chalmers at 7 a.m. on tho 10th. The h.s 00-Ahfad, from tho North, arrived at Port Chalmers at 380 p.m. on Saturday. She loft L.vttclton at 2.15 p.m. on Iho 9th lost., and experienced light S.W. winds during the passage. The 8.8. Beautiful Star, from Oamari!, arrived at Port Chalmers on Saturday evening, ami passed up tho harbour to Dunedin. The barquo Norman Maclecd is to sail for Lyttelton to-day* from which jioit sha Bails for London. • The 8 B. Kotorua sails this afternoon for Northern Tho a c. Mahlnapua Bailed on Saturday night for the West CoMt. Tho llaiiapouri took 4203 baja of oats from tho Bluff on Friday for Melbourne, and tho Tarawora 3212 bags for Sydney. , „ ■ i „ "At a recent meeting of tho Royal Society—Professor Huxley, F. 8.5., president, in tho chiir-Pro-fessor Elgur, of Glasgow University, road »n Important paper, of which tho main object was to exhibit the rmnmr in which the s'ubllity of a ship varlea with changes of load and draught of water such as merchant ships are liable to. The paper presented a raethoi of constructing cross curves of stability for this purpose, and was illustrated by examples derived from prismatic bodies and from actual thips. The author demonstrated in a scientific manner the proposition first enunciated by him in Tho Times of Soptember 1 lust—namely, that exceßslvely light draught Is dangerous in like manner with, and for tho fame reason as, excessively deep draught with its consequent lo;v freeboard. Professor Elgar corroborated from hi 3 own experience the ttatcmeuts that have beon made respecting tho lo3ses of chips carrying homogeneous cargoes, in conßcquonce of their insufficient stability, but he added that there are not S3 many ships now building of dimensions unfavourable- to stability as weto to bo found only a very few years ago lhe Provident described tho paper as of great practical aa well aa scientific interest, and conveyed the thanks of the Society to Professor Mgar for it. At tho request of tho President, Sir Edward Heed offered some cb-ervations upon tho paper, which ho greatly praised, and explained that while in France and elsewhere groat progress waa being made in tho study of this branch of Beleneo, the most lively interest in it had also boon arouaed in this country by recent oventa, tho paper which had iußt been read constituting a veiy considerable advance in whit might be called the Ecgliah mode of treating the subject. He ctrongly recommended the publication of tho complete paper in the " Transactions " of the Royal Society. ABRIVAL OF THE AORANGI. The' Aorangi, the secend-built ship of the New Zealand Shipping Company's line, has fully maintained the prestige of these grand vessels, having made the passage from London to New Zealand in i<l days 16 hours, her actual eteaming time being «0 days 9 hours 83 minutea and 37 seconds She appeared rather unexpectedly eff the Headß yesterday, and after taking Pilot Kelly on board at Ip.m., creased tho bar at high water, and ateaming up the harbfiur was made fast to the wharf at 415 p.m. The Aorangi is precisely similar to her Bister the Ruapehu. She Is barquo rigged, and has both masta and yards cf Bteel, which carry an immense spread of canvas, serviceable to the vessel while crossing tho region of tho trade winds and westerlies. Like tho Riiapehu, Bhe. Is built-in watertight compartments, and was constructed under special survey to the requirements of Lloyd's surveyors for the highest class both of hull ana machinery. The upper dceka are of Bteel, covered respectively with eheithings of teak and ?ine timber. Her dimensions are a 9 follow •—Lenitth between perpendicular*, 3SO/t; length overall, 410 ft; breadth, 46ft; depth, 33ft 4in; with a groBS tonnage of about 4200. Bha btinga come 2600 tooa of general cargo for New Zealand poits, 1400 tonsot it being for Dunedlo,and has on hoard 10 saloon,,"B socond cabin, 73 steerage pa3aonEera, and 203 free and a«sl9ted immlgiants On Lathing the Lower Hatbourshowasmet by U.M. Costoms launch, having on board Capt. Thomson, healthofficer 'Dr Urysdale, medical member of tho Board of Health" Sir F. O. Downes,postmaster ; and Mr J. R. M'Donnell, surveyor of customs On making the usual inquiries it transpired that two cases of chickenpox o! a mild character had occurred with children during the passage. Dr M'Gratb, the ship's surgeon, however, a»si-red tho Boar* tint every precautb i had been overfed—the patient* in each case hud been Isolated, olid the whole of their do hing, bedding, &c. dißlnroeted. The ship waa lhen boarded, and a searching examination of tho several compartments made one and all ware scrupulously clean, and tha pin aonirers stated they were thoroughly satisfied both with the ship and her officers, while in tho matter of diet and accommodation (hey were perfectly content. The representatives of the Prcs were courteously re ceived by Captain Turpin and his officers, and made a minute inspection of the gangers' compartmonts, Si of which were found in splendid order; and so aatiefled were the pa9;t>nger3 In the saloon neoocd cabin that they presented Mr Lee, the chief steward, withtt testimonial expressive of their regard. This was made by Dr Graham, who assured our representattTa that he had received nothing but the mest kindly'treatment throughout tho voyago. The comnartinonts allotted to the steerage passengers wero verr comfortable and clean, and reßect great credit on-the stewards who had charge of them Next to the "Steerage passenger,' compartment, was one allotted to the immigraats, 203 in a:l The single Jamaica. 0 ( whom there are 00, aro under the charge ol Mrs Jackson (matron). They appeir to be a very resDectible class of persons, and have certainly kept their compartment in very neat order. Tho married people, of whom thßre are 24 couples, with 60 e'nildron, have, as usual, a special compartment devoted ,to them, but we regret to boo -that there la not sufficient privacy •ffTmlM It doea Beem strange that married persons AnnMta to placed, and we think that a litile additional .pace could well be afforded by the Government for the comfort and decency of tho people brought out under their auspices. The ainglo men havo very excellent quartois. Their compartment was tfean and well kept, and the occupanta stated they wero well cot rated with the treatment they had met. B:th Immierantg and steerage passengers, speak In flatterISTterms of Mr Chandwr. their steward, whom they have presented with a tertimontoi. Duildk tho courso of the passage there has boen overy attention paid to the comfort of the Immigrants, who havo been impelled with fresh bread daily, and also received an Allowance of fresh meat three times a week There has been no lack of amusemontj on board the Aorangi, ■Srto, balls, and othor entertainments having taken riaco constantly during tho passage out. Boat Sdflw drill has been strictly observed, and Dlvino Service ha" been rcmUrly' pe.formed. Captain Turpin, whoso ftrst vleifft is tfOtago is to be compliciented on the splendid style in which fhe Aorangi comes iflto port, and with such vbbboli we may confldontly hope for a largo increase In our direct shipping trade. The following ire the officer- of the ahip:- Commander, W. A. Turpin; Qrstofficer, S. P. Blal.; second, H. E Greenrtreet (ate commander of the Mataura).; third, G. Swdbv fourth, O E. Armatrong; purser, H. WJIB^ehie! engineer, G. Martin; ehfef steward, O. Lee, j ship's surgeon, F.M'Grath; emigration aufgoon, M. H jj, yflwi reports that on April 17 two children were attacked by chicken-pox of a mild character. The chlldron wero at onco isolated, and every attention glvon to them, tho result being that they rapidly became convalescent. One child was born and one dtod during tho passage. Mrs Potts, the mother of the «hi?d bS.n, is s ill in weak and de.lcats health. We thank our old friend Mr H. E. Greenstreet.the mvigatingiofflcer, for the following report of the At miri'fl pwsage from Home :->Bne lelt tne bist fcjdifl Docks at 1 am on Match 23, steamed down
vory flno and the atmosphere eloar. Tho Capo do Verdo light was sighted at 10.20 p.m. on April C, and no N.E. trades were met with, tho vessel steaming against strong heal winds. She crossed tho equator on Aprli 10 in longitude 10 west, and thonco took up tho S.E. trades; they were very strong throughout, but sho mado good way ngainat them, although they confined until she breasted ths Capo of Good Hope, which she breasted withiu a distanco of 100 miles on April 20, 21J days from Plymouth. Sho met bright, sunns' weather across the Southern Ocean, and did not fall in with the trade westerlies while running down her easting, only one breeze being encountered during tho wholoof tho passage across"; thia was attended by a heavy cross sea, and gavo the Aoringi an opportunity of proving her weatherly qnaUtio-). She made the easting on a parallel "f 43 S latitude, and sighted the Crozet group on Apill 26. passing cloea to tho southernmost or Penguin Wand, but saw no sign of castaways or animal life; still keeping very flne weather, she pas-cd the meridian of Tasmania on May 8, in latitude 48 S.; made tho Snares at 730 p.m. on May 10, and took Pilot Kelly on board at 1 p.m. on the 11th.
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