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IOPEN LETTERS TO WELSH; LEADERS…

BRIDGEND BOARD OFI GUARDIANS.

A PRIZE FIGHT AT FERNDALE.

PIGS AS BEASTS OF P-REY.

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THE LATE STORM.

EFFECTS OF THE STORM AT BARRY.

WRECK OF THE DRUMBL AIR.

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WRECK OF THE DRUMBL AIR. HOW THE CREW WAS SA VED. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES WfAR. SIB.—Owing to so many rumours circulated in the local and daily papers concerning the wreck of the Drumblair on Sully Is&md, I should thank you if you would allow me space to place before the public the true facts of the- means that xfere t provided for the saving of the crew of that ship I At 7.15 a.m., on the 10th inst., Mr. John Westcott. chief boatman of the Barry detachment of Coast- guard, observed a large four-masted ship ashore on the south side of Sully Island. There were several tugboats in attendance. He immediately called his men together, sent and hired horses, and fired sound signal rockets to summon the life- saving apparatus brigade. They left at 8.30 for the wreck. On arriving at Sully beach, at 10.15, it was found it was impossible to take the rocket across to the island, the tide being nearly half flood. The coastguard then, with the assistance of the brigade and Mr. Daniel Reffi,. junior, of Sully House, succeeded in launch- ing the small punt belonging to Mr. llees the men having to enter the water breast high to get her clear of the rocks. The rocket and rocket line were then placed in the boat and conveyed across to the island under great difficulty, owing to the frailty of the boat and the high sea running. The boat returned to the mainland to fetch the other appliances, which were got over to the island safe. The rocket was fired at 10.45, and effected communication with the mainmast of the wreck. A man was seen to go to the masthead to fetch the line down on deck.. About that time the. Penarth lifeboat was observed in tow of a tug, about one mile distant, proceeding towards the scene of the wreck. The man aloft was hailed from the poop to come down, but he did not do so until he had taken hold of the rocket line and tried to clear it. The whole of the crew assembled on the poop, as the seas were breaking over her lee bulwarks and washing across her deck. The rocket line was disregarded by the crew of the ship, and eventually hauled on shore by the rocket brigade and fixed to another rocket ready for firing again if required. By this time the lifeboat had been towed up on the weather side of the ship, and when well ahead was slipped, but failed to reach the wreck, and drifted astern. She was again taken in tow and brought still further ahead, then again slipped. This time she managed to get communication with the wreck by means of a line, which brought her up under the stern of the ship. Tha crew picked up a lifebuoy with drift line attached, and hauled her close up to the stern of the ship. One man jumped from the ship to the boat, but, missing his > footing, fell into the water. He was rescued by > the lifeboat's crew. The bow of the lifeboat was dashed under the counter of the ship and sustained" slight damage, and nearly causing the death of the bow men. The boat was hauled up by means of ropes on the lee side of the ship and into compara- tively smooth water, and the crew of the ill-fated ship were then, with some difficulty, got on board the lifeboat. The boat was then dropped astemr and taken in tow by the tug Salvor, and towed towards Penarth. The whole of the time the Barry rocket brigade were on the top of the cliff, exposed to the inclemency of the weather, and anxiously watching the proceedings of the lifeboat. When it was observed that all hands had left the ship and their assistance was not required, they proceeded to the boat at the back of the island, and, with the greatest difficulty and risk, recrossed to the mainland, where ther were entertained to refreshments of the best order by Mr. Rees, of Sully House, whose kindness was well appreciated by all.—I am, &c., Barry, Dec. 15. EYE-WITNESS.

A YOUNG SAILOR DROWNED \AT…

SAD DEATH OF A FARM LABOURER…

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THE DROWNING CASE IN BARRY…