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LOSS OF THE " NIMROD," STEAMSHIP.

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LOSS OF THE NIMROD," STEAMSHIP. The Cork Examiner publishes some additional informa- tion, connected with the melancholy loss of the Isimrod steamer:â"The captain of the Nimrod, it is stated, made an offer to the captain of the City of Paris of X100 to tow him into Milford, which the latter refused. It is further stated that the captain of the City of Paris de- manded £ 1,000 but this statement must be taken with great caution. The whole circumstances of the catas- trophe will be examined into by the Board of Trade, and until then it is premature to form a judgment which may affect any man's reputation. It is many years since a wreck has occurred which has spread such sorrow and gloom throughout the city. Among the passengers was Mr. Richard Gould, son of the late Mr. John Gould, merchant, and the member of a family in this city, for whom but a month since the deepest sympathy was awakened by a very melancholy calamity. There could have been but few other cabin passengers, as the manifest shows us yet, beside that gentleman, but three, the holder of a return ticket, one other single ticket, and a half-ticket. A circumstance that we have heard leads us to the belief that another peculiarly melancholy case oc. curred, besides that to which we have particularly alluded. Last week the schooner Wemleydale, bound from St. Domingo for Bremen, with logwood, put into Queenstown, the captain having become insane. He was taken charge of by the Messrs. Scott, agents of the vessel, and put into a lodging, while his wife, who resided in Newcastle, was communicated with by the owners. The deepest regret has been awakened by the fate of the master of the ill-fated ship, Captain Lyall. Though a native of Scotland, he has been the greater part of his life connected with this city, and in the em- ployment of the Cork Steamship Company. His frank and cheery manners made him a most populai captain, while his devotion to the interests of his principals won their entire confidence. He commanded the Albatross m the Black Sea during the Crimean war, when, in con- junction with his colleague, Captain Byrne, in the Cor. morant, the two vessels of the Cork Steam Company won the highest approbation of the naval and military autho- rities, and the testimony of the newspaper corres- pondents, of their having done more efficient work than any other two ships engaged in the service. A better or a ."jja*er seaman never trod a deck, nor one whose loss will be more deeply deplored by casual intimates, or bv a large number of long tried and attached friends. The manager of the steam company, Mr. Beale, and the en- gineer, Mr. Crichton, left Cork for the scene of the catastrophe, to take such steps as may be requisite, and the company has requested an investigation by the Board of Trade. The vessel, which had about twelve months ago undergone a thorough overhaul, was probably of the value of about JE12,000, and she had on board a cargo worth about £ 7,000, of which the company, in addition to being they: own insurers, had insured j65,000, The remainder was of a miscellaneous character, and includes no heavy item of individual loss. Within the sphere of the company a subscription has been commenced, and the followrng donations have without any organization been subscribed:âThe Steam Ship Company £ 500; Mr. Pike, £ 100; Mr. Leycester, £ 5Q; Mr. L. W. Glover, £ 20; Mr. Crichton, £ 20; Mr. G. C. Beale, LIO; Mr. Terence Smith, JElQ; Messrs. Leckey, JE20 Mr. W. D. Harris, £10; Mr. George Patterson, engineer, f5. It is intended to extend the subscriptions throughout the whole of the ships of the company, and everywhere that their influence extends. The Times says:âThere was a good deal of excite- ment in Liverpool on Friday, consequent on a state- ment that the Nimrod was passed and spoken by a steamer the night before she drifted on the rocks, and although then in distress, aid had not been extended to her. At present we refrain from mentioning the vessel, hoping that explanation may lessen the responsibility attaching to the captain of the steamer alluded to. According to private letters, the Simrod was hailed at about 10 o'clock on Monday night by a Cork and Milford steamer. This must have been 12 hours before she struck. When the steamer sighted her she was in distress, her engines not acting. It has been stated that she had signals flying, that the steamer in question got close to her, and that Captain Lyall, of the Jiitnrod offered a sum of money to be taken in tow. Doubtless such a statement will be thoroughly sifted at any inquest that may be held, if not a full inquiry will be instituted by the Government.

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