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THE FISHERIES OF THE UPPER…

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On Friday and Saturday a severe storm raged on the east and south-east coasts, and several shipping disasters are reported. The most serious is the foundering of the steamer Tasso, of Sunderland. Six of her crew perished. On Sunday evening a barque drove ashore off Great Yarmouth, and became a total wreck. The weather was so bad that no aid could be given to .the crew of the unfortunate ship, and it is believed that they all perished. A schooner was wrecked near Dartmouth on Sunday morning, and five of the crew, including the captain, lost then- lives. WELSH YANKEES.âA New England Society's dinner will always create a flutter amongst the Saints. There is the St. George's Society, the St. Andrew's, the St. Patrick's, and the St. Knickerbocker's (is it not), and all of them are present by representatives. Now, though a Yankee is a creature of ingrained modesty, yet, as a point of duty, a mere matter of principle, he will at a pinch praise New England. Even Bostonians, if cornered, will boast a little. It is a natural consequence of such a rehearsal of the marvellous virtues of New England, that all the Saints bethink them of their own virtues, and now and then the Yankees are made to understand that there have been some good and smart men besides the Pilgrims and the Puritans. For instance, at the last New England dinner, Colonel J. H. Puleston, the President of St. David's Society, made a little speech which even the well-fed Yankees were bound to praise with enthusiasm. He claimed for his own countrymen pretty much all the vir- tues and greatness of New England referred to the fact that the captain and crew of the Mayflower were Welsh- men, but for whose patriotism and seamanship no Pilgrims would have landed in New England, and then pointed eloquently to Roger Williams, who emigrated from Wales and proclaimed the great principles of civil and religious liberty, upon which," said the speaker, "New England, was formed, and which became the corner-stone of the Great Republic." He then proceeded to mention some of the Welsh signers of the Declaration of .Independence, and many other Welsh citizens conspicuous in the history of New England, and alluded to several Welshwomen, among them the mother of Daniel Webster, as fit representatives of New England women. Every drop of Roger's blood which circulates in our veins says Amen to Colonel Puleston The fact is, there are few better folks than Welshmen born in New England of ancestors who left Wales two hundred years ago.â.H. W. Beecher, t th4 "Christian Union" oj Jan. 8 th.. ¡.: J t J: ) i., ".t, .Ll,J iO 'r '.1-- i'' j'" t

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