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WRECK IN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL.âParticulars of the loss of the barque Victory, 300 tons burthen, laden with steam-coal, have been received at Newport. The vessel sprung a leak when of Milford, during the severe gales in the early part of the present month. In conse- quence of this she put into Milford to repair and having been refitted, sailed again last Thursday. She, how- ever, again encountered a severe squall, and for the second time sprung a leak. The captain, finding that the water was gaining upon the pumps, resolved to run back to Newport; however, when some fomr miles off Il- fracombe, he found that the Victory was in a sinking state, and he and the crew took te the boat, having only just time to escape before the vessel went down. As she sank she blew up. it is supposed from the pressure of gas which had been generated by the coal in her hold. She was split into sections, and a portion of the stern was found of Ilfracombe on Friday. The crew of the Victory were shortly after picked up by a smack, and taken to Newport. THE MELANCHOLY DEATH OF CAPTAIN BUTTERWICK. -On Tuesday last an inquiry was held by Mr Hum- phreys, Middlesex coroner, touching the death of Cap- tain Matthias Butterwick, dockmaster of the East and West India Docks. Mr Mills stated that on Christmas- day, at half-past twelve o'clock, the deceased was super- intending the entry of a vessel named the Ladv Octavia into the East India Dock. He appeared to become some- what excited and cried out, "Heave away, my men, heave her there are only two inches of water under her." He caught hold of a bar, and then seemed to get suddenly ill. Young, a dock-constable, stated that de- ceased fell suddenly to the ground, and was picked up insensible. He was carried to his office, and thence to his residence, where a doctor pronounced him dead. Dr W. P. Bain said that the immediate cause of the de- ceased's death was disease of the heart. The jury re- turned a verdict of Death from disease of the heart." DESTRUCTIVE FIRES.âThe premises of Mr Lane, beersliop keeper, in Gloucester-place, Larkhall-lane, Clapham, were discovered to be on fire early on Tues- day morning. Before any appliance for combatting the conflagration arrived on the spot, the building was en- veloped in flames, and two other houses, one occupied by a haberdasher and the other by a glass and china dealer, were set fire to. In spite of the subsequent ex- ertions of the fireman, the house of Mr Lane and its contents were burnt down, and very serious damage was done to the other two buildings and their contents, It is not known how the fire originated.âShortly before seven o'clock on Tuesday morning a fire broke out on the premises of a grocer, No. 77, High-street, Notting- hill. The shop, fixtures, and stock-in-trade were seri- ously damaged before the flames could be overcome. âAnother fire took place, at 48, William-street, Hamp- stea 1-road, on Tuesday. The conflagration commenced on the ground floor, and for a time it was fea.ed that a woman and two children would perish in the lfames. The arrival of a fire escape, however, prevented such a catastrophe. The fire was not extinguished until seri- ous damage had been done. A', tlCDOTE OP A SHARK.âIn the United Service Muse- um i Whitehall-vard) are exhibited the jaws of a shark wide open and enclosing a tin box. The his tory of this I strange exhibition is as follows :âA King's ship, on her I wax to the West Indies, fell in with and chased a suspicious-looking craft, which had all the appearance of a slaver. During the pursuit the chase threw some- 1 thin g oveboard. She was subsequently captured, and tnken in Port Royal to be tried as a slaver. In absence of the ship's papers and other proofs, the slaver was not only in a fair way to escnpe condemnation, but her captain was anticipating the recovery of pecuniary damages against his captor for illegal detention. While the suhjoct was under discussion, a vessel came into port, which had closely followed in the track of the chase above described. She had caught a shark and in its stomach was found a tin box which contained the slaver's papers. Upon the strength of this evidence the slaver w is condemned. The written account is attached to the box. The" Illustrated London News," November 8, speak- ing of TV-nson's Watches in the Exhibition, saysâ" Rail ed around the base of the clock were the Watchcs which :\11'- Benson exhibited, and which have been uni- versally admire I for the beauty and elegance of the de- signs engraved upon them. The lllomelllents are of the 11 iiest quality which the art of horology is at present f producing," Chronometer, duplex, lever, I horizontal, repeaters, centre seconds, keyless, split second", and every description of watch, adapted to all c lima ten Benson's Illustrated Pamphlet O:t e \lOll on Wat'-hfs (free by post for two stamps) contains a short history of watchmaking, with descriptions ;md s 1OJ' l:S (JI'.Y cts as It O'ui<1e prices, from 3 to 200 guineas each. It acts as a guide in the paveha.se of a watch, and enables those who live in Scotland, Ireland Wales, the Colonies, India, or any In oco ,I n" d h 't t f part of the world to select a watch, an d have it sent free and safe by post. H bl ?J ?V?.?n Prize Medallist, Class 33, Honourable Mention, Class '¡b 33 and 34 Ludgate-hm, London. en lon" d 63 C h'll Branch Establishments, 46, 47, an d 63, Cornhill. Established 1749. Watch and Clock Maker by Special Warrant of App- ointment to H. R. H. The Prince of Wales.

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