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A» a token of respect to the memory of Mrs. Jarrer, the wife of Jarvey, of the s.s. Titank. who died suddenly yesterday, the vessels in harbor hoisted their colors half -mas: high.— Qiago Daily Times. 2Stii September. -j—. 2s.Z!s.N. Co.'3 s s. "Wellington, Captain H. B- Francis, left the Manuiau on the 18th inst^, at noon, and arrived at Taranaki on the 19th_ at 7 t^xn left a<^ain st 6 p.m., and arriTed at Nelson en the 20th at 10.30 a.m. Left Nelson on the 22nd at 11.45 and arrived at Picton wharf 6.45 p.m., m-ikins the run in 7 hours. Left Picton on the 23rd at 4.30 a.m., and arrived at Wellington B,i~SAS a-EJ- ; left Wellington on the 2-ith &z 2 55 p S-, and arrived at Lyrzelion the following nonmiff at 7.45. Left Lyttekon on the 26th at 1 -D-in- "twenty minutes after the s.s. Otago, both vessels crossing the bar of Otago Harbor togetner aiV&jn. on ths 27th ins:. ; left Otago 2.30 p.m., en the 29th, and experienced fine wearner with light fair winds to tins -port. A 5Z210TT5 accident occurred io the settler (5..) Testerdav momins. on her passage to En-bane. She left 'the wharf about nine' o/-loek, and had gone as iz? as ths dredge, near^ Mortimer-street, yrhsn she struck irpon a piece of loose rock, which dror* a hols ihroueh her boizorn on the starboard 3GS of the boiler. As soon as the concasdrm was felt, Captain Jackson went below andfonaa that the -vessel was already making eraser* He took her down the river to the lower nsti: of the Basin, the water rising rapidly all ths nn-se. and then rzn her into shoal water oi g,,. nS bsnk. An ezaminaiion was raaoe on ibzlezL zz£ ths captain dbeoTer&d lhat three cf berpissish-sd 3>s«n smashed in. the pumps •»rKe*ist to bat the water gained rapidly d'-h-ixn. zzA, seeing the n2<-l%sness of attempth^'ts step the lea£, the captain determinfid to •»rai± nrrtS'iigxi low water, wiies steps would oe isisn to t2isT>Grs3r2T HU ap the hole in order tEs-tsh-e irriEbi; be taken k> Bri-.bans to be ret^rsd- Xsitsiday eTesirjg, at high tide, her Ss>!& "^ss only s few inshss aJ/ore -/rater. ForiuEsielj, ibsre was no esrgo on hz/znl. Cajttaia Jsdtscassj^ Bs haa sailed orer the same spot sfsfeiT 232^3" i^a lss i&z&J iadea. It i? believed file* &sge "to tii? aa«J3le of the f^taTjnel during test ibsds&JZ &pz?z&jris -, &t &nj r&te, ao ace Irt&iß*zx&yr'o£ste ei&tea&e. Yesterday erening i* vs« «?pe«ted that wh«a ««« rater ha/1 «awde4 te tbe 44*5 i <^f * fe* «? k? In *a» tue .acle ■& *fe>«»a-*£ «>d tfe «tea»er got off *& l^aL 3i'^i^ TM*f*er,,o? serenl ten ' ; A'wwsxw-^iiMn). is «os?se of eomlrv/Aitm t&eatfcra. Tim w&A, smemi fkv .&s&**,- «©i

She is armor-platel from the 'deck to 1 metre 80 centimetres Mow the water line, with iron platos of 10, 11, and-12 centimetres thick, according to their position. Her prow is furnished with n- formidable steel' beak, placed uevoral metres below v the water-lino. Her deck is coated with thin iron plating between the beams and planking, and is. surmounted by two iron-clad towers of great' resisting power; • The forward tower mounts a pivot gun of enormous calibre, , capable .of discharging a shot of ' SOO'lbs, weight and^ the other two 70-pounder pivot guns 'of long range. She 'will be propelled by twin" screws, r worked by engineß of SOO-horse povfur—MitcMl's Steam Register, July 22. H. M. GUNBOATBustard, commander Tucker, has arrived, having picked up some ton of the crow of the brig Susan Douglas, reported some time ago as lost on the Island of Samasamrna, east coast of Formosa. In consequence of information received from Consul Swinehoe, the commander of the Bustard proceeded to search along the ea*t coast of that island, and discovered the missing portion of the crew in Black Eock Bay, on board a small fishing junk, where they had been for several weeks, and were found in a half-starved condition, and very much prostrated — excepting four Manila men, who -were ingoodhealth and were quite reconciled to their fate — these were not brought over to Amoy. — Friend of China, July 11. By private advices from Hongkong wo learn that H. M. S. Kingdove, commander Brown, R N., wentashoreon the Bombay shoal, when on her way to Hongkong. It was found necessary to throw the guns overboard in order to get her oil'. — Friend of China, July 11. Coast Lights. — The Marllorovgh Press states that it is essential for the safety of vessels approaching Queen Charlotte Sound during the night, that a light should be placed on Cape Jackson, the northern headland, and another on Long Island, about four miles down the Sound. -As traffic increases on this part of the coast, a light in the French Pass will be found highly desirable, as, in a dark foggy night, the Pass ia extremely hazardous. A light for Cook's Straits is being erected on the island of Mana, but we fear this will be found of comparatively small service, the Brothers being a far more desirable site. This was rejected, however, on the ground of expense ; but while a good light on the Brothers would have served for the whole of the Straits for some years to come, a light on Mana will be comparatively useless to vessels coming from the southward ; and in running up into the Strait in a thick south-eastern, the assistance of a light to direct seamen is more needed than at any other time.

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Southland Times Southland Times, Volume I, Issue 53, 1 October 1864

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