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] .-Fi \-1: f, ¡:S LOST. Saturday, Intelligence of the lops by fire of the ship (le.oriiia, ei Newcastle, an ludhnnan, Captain Mitchell, bound to London, was received by the underwriters at Lloyd's, attended with a deplorable sacrifice of human life. Tlie ship was between eight and nine hundred tons burden, and was valued at j67,000, beitig splendidly fitted lip for the accommodation of passengers. She had a rich cargo on board, consisting-of jewellery, merchandise, and other valuable property, which perished with the vessel a loss in total of nearly JC20,000. The unfortunate event occurred on the morning of the 1st of last month, while on her passage to England from Calcutta, which place she left in the early part ot February. From the accounts brought over by the ship Thomas Spur! from China, which arrived off Dartmouth, on Friday morning, it ap- pears that early on the morning mentioned, the watch" on deck, when the vessel was in latitude;3O south, and longitude ;3li east, od Madagascar, discovered a strong smell of burning shout the ship; he aroused the Com- mander, C apt. Mitchell, and the rest of the ship's crew, and a strict search was determined upon. On the boats being removed and the maw hatches taken off" the burn- ing was found to proceed from the cargo, when orders were given to remove away a portion of it, so as to get at the nre. The crew, however, had not proceeded far before a volume of smoke burst upon them, and shortly afterwards it became so ir tense, accompanied w'th exces- sive heat, that they were forced to desist. Capt. Mitchell then had tLe hatches replaced, and blocked up every aperture in the ship, in the hope of stilling the fire. But this proved unavailing, for in about two hours the flames broke through the cabin windows, and likewise from the hatchway over the forecastle, to tha terror and dismay of all on board. Captain Mitchell perceiving that the de- struction of the vessel was inevitable, directed the crew to prepare themsel ves to leave the ship, which they im- mediately set about doing by lowering the boats (two in number) over the vessel's side. It was a most trying nioment, for the sea was extremely rough, with a heavy gale of wind, and with the knowledge of their being be- tween eight and nine hundred miles from land-every soul expected to meet with a watery grave. At about eight o'clock the chief mate, with nine of the crew, left the burning vessel in the jolly boat; and they were directly followed by Captain MitchcH and the rest of the ship's crew, four in number, in the small boat. In the course ofa quarter of an hour afterwards the work of de- vastation had reached the mast, and she appeared embo- died in one mass of flame, forming a terrible, though mag- nificent appearance. At this critical period a vessel was observed at a distance bearing towards the ill-fated ship, and the chief mate turned to make known the joyful in- telligence to Capt. Mitchell and the rest of the crew, when he was horror-struck on finding that the boat had foundered, and none of them were to be seen. They rowed about in hopes of picking them up, but unfortu- nately none of the poor fdlows ever rose after. The ship Tltonias Sparks, which proved to be the vessel they saw bearing down to their assistance, came up alongside soon. afterwards, and took the chief officer and the rest of the O'eo/yin's crew on board, and they remained within a short distance of the burning ship until she went down, which event took place at a late hour in the afternoon. The (,'eortjia and cargo arc reported tu be insured to the extent of £ 25,000.

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