[No title]|1860-02-04|Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register - Welsh Newspapers Online
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BURKING OF THE EMIGRANT SHIP EJJDYMION.âOn Tuesday morning, at half-past 5 o'clock, a fire broke out on board the emigrant ship Endymion, lying in the Mersey, between New Brighton and Egremont, on the Cheshire side of the river. The Endymion was ready for sea, having cleared the Customs the day before, and her destination was New York, for which port she had a number of passengers on board. She was what the emi- grant commissioners call a short ship." When the fire was discovered the greatest consternation prevailed on board, for in addition to the crew, which numbered about thirty-two, there were twenty-fivo second cabin pas. sengers on board, the -greater portio.1 of whom were in their berths. The fire was first discovered issuing from the forehold, but notwithstanding that every possible measure was taken to subdue it, both by the crew and passengers, the flames gradually spread themselves in every direction with increased rage. As soon as possible the alarm of fire was communicated to tho shore, and shortly afterwards a number of tugs went to the scene of the conflagration. The passengers and their luggage were speedily got overboard on to the tenders, who brought them to the Prince's landing-stage, where every possible assistance was rendered them. While the trans- shipment of the passengers and other luggage was going on, intelligence was conveyed to the fire police station, and two fire engines, under the command of Mr Super- intendent Hewitt, were put on board two of the Liver- pool Tug- Company's steamers, and taken alongside the burning vesel. The hose were immediately put into re- quisition, and the ship deluged with water, but the tire had got too strong a hold to be easily suppressed, if at all; and at six o'clock the flames bust out of the fore and main hatchways. The inflammable material on deck soon caught fire, and in a few hours afterwaids the noble ship was enveloped in flames from stern to stern. The ship at this time was riding at anchor, and Captain llallest, the commander, seeiug that destruction was inevitable, determined to run his vessel ashore, and scuttle her. Several hawsors were immediately ruu out and fastened to the tug-boats present, the anchors of the burning vessel were slipped, the tugs got her under weigh, and in about half an hour from the commence- ment of tho operation, she was beached and scuttled on the sand between the Magazine and New Brighton. About 11 o'clock the flames caught the running rigging, and now oommenced the grandest spectacle imaginable âa large and full-rigged ship on tire from stem to stern, from the deck to the main truck. There was a solt breeze blowing at the time, and the ship's rigging looked like ropes ot fire, while the sails, which by some means or other became unbent, added much to the grandeur of the scene. About half-past one o'clock the stays gave way, the air was filled with burning particles of the cordage, and the foremost went overboard with a terrible crash, and all hopes of saving the vessel were apparently given up, as the seams were observed to open and close on erery lurch of the ship. Henry Oakley, aged 35, labourer, Burslem, was fatally burned whilst drunk and asleep on Sunday- It is sup- posed that fire from his pipe ignited bis clothes. A camel was bora at Edinburgh last week. The parents witro recently imported from Arabia by Messrs. Sanger. Two boats were capsized off Aberdeen on Monday and three men were drowned. Why is Lord John Rtusgell like a woqdcock ?âBeo^uae he borea the Commpiis W iq. hia bW; ..1 .J.

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