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THE PRIZE PICKED UP IN THE CHANNEL. A CLAIM ON XIGO,000 FOR SALVAGE. A remarkable case of salvage, arising out of the aban- doned ship Sebastian Cabot, outward bound to Bombay, is exciting a great deal of interest, the owners of the barque Archipelago, of Shields, the vessel that rendered assistance, having seized the ship at Waterford on an Admiralty warrant for the amount of their claim for the services rendered—namely, .ELOO.MO. They (the owners of the Archipelago) value the ship Sebastian Cabot and cargo at £ 200,0(i0, but jE120,000 is more near her extreme value. The services rendered were certainly most im- portant, as will he observed by the following extracts taken from the official depositions received at the Board of Trade from the receiver of wreck at Holyhead:- 'Captain Beozley, master of the barque Archipelago, states his vessel was 257 tons burden, and her crew mustered 12 hanns. She left Shields for Vigo on the 29th of Sep- tember. On the morning of the 10th of October they were 58 miles off the coast south-west, half west from the Lizard, the weather moderate, with the wind south-west, when a boat came alongside with the master, officers, and crew of the ship Sebastian Cabot: they brought all their clothes with them, the captain bringing his chronometer. They all came on board, reporting that their ship had lost her rudder and was unmanageable. Captain Beazley sent his mate and four hands to ascertain the ft.tte of the shin, and, on their return, they stated that there were three feet six inches of water in her hold, but the water was not gaining when they left. The master of the Sebastian Cabot and his crew, with the ex- ception of an able seaman, four apprentices, and a passenger named C. H. Marsh, returned to the ship; and two of the Archipalego's crew, the mate and cook, also went. The Archipalego then took the disabled ship in tow, and proceeded towards Falmouth. All went on well till Monday. The land was sighted, the Longships bearing NNE, when, owing to the ship setting sail, he was unable to continue towing, and the tow rope was cut. He passed the vessel three times, and at length stood on the ship's lee-quarter, until the sea became so heavy and the gale so violent that he was compelled to leave her and put into Holyhead on the 15th.' A seaman named William Pye, belonging tollhe Sebastian Cabot, in his deposition states: -1 The ship left London on the 24th of September. She is 894 tons burden, and has a general cargo. While in the Channel the tiller worked loosely on the rudder head It was secured by chains and iron wedges. On the fol- lowing day one of the stanchions of the wheel chain drew out or the deck, and loosened the gudgeons of the rudder. The wheel chains were secured by straps to the ship's side. On the 9th inst., the rudder broke away altogether. fhe sails were then clewed up, and all hands were put to the pumps, as the ship was making water fast, with a heavy sea. The ship was quite unmanageable, and was drifting about. About seven a.m. the master and all hands left the ship in the long boat, and went on board the Archipelago. The Sebastian Cabot subsequently got across the Irish Channel, and when off Minnie tf ead was taken in tow by a steamer and towed to Waterford. The Board of Trade have ordered a court of inquiry on the abandonment of the ship by the master. A CLEVER DOG -Sir Walter Scott's dog Camp was chastised once for maltreating a baker, and never after- wards, to the last moment of his life, heard the least allusion to the story, in whatever voice of tone it was mentioned, without getting up and retiring into the darkest corner of the room in visible distress. Then, if you said, 'The baker was not hurt after all,' or He was well paid for the misfortune,' Camp came forth, capered, barked, and rejoiced. 'A SHELL IN DE STOVE.'—The New York Herald's Morris Island correspondent narrates as follows an incident of the operations at Charlestown:—Quite an uproar was occasioned in the rear of the Herald. tent here yesterday. General Terry, whose head-quarters join those of your correspondents, has a sable cook, who wanted some lead for his fishing tackle, and undertook to melt some from a ten-pound Parrott shell, which he discovered lying about the camp. Placing the projectile in a stove, and seating himself where he could catch the molten metal in a shovel as it fell, he soon had the satis- faction of seeing one of the most startling views ever brought to his vision. The shell exploded, and besides blowing the stove and the cookhouse to atoms, inflicted serious wounds upon the darkey. My servant, a contra- band from Beaufort, gave vent to the universal senti- ment, while he was surveying the wreck which the ex- plosion occasioned, and from which we so narrowly escaped, in the following sage remark De dam ole fool, come clar down year f'm Bos'n an' put a shell in de stove l' If General Terry's niggers continue to obtain their 4 sinkers' in this manner, you may expect to hear that the Herald's head-quarters have been removed.' SUSPF.CTKD POISONING OF CHILDREN.—Mr Bedford held an inquiry at Pimlico, on Thursday night, respecting the death of Arthur Leopold Bosworth, aged five years, whose parents reside at No. 6, St. George's-row, Pimlico. On Sunday evening last, whilst the father and mother were from home, a gentleman named Hughes, a friend of the family, called at the house, and gave the deceased and another boy a halfpenny each, and according to the statement of the sister, the children went out to spend their money at about half-past eight, and when they returned the deceased had a sweetstuff doll. The chil- dren were shortly afterwards put to bed. About ten o'clock she heard' one of them cry, and on going up- stairs she found them both very sick. The illness con- tinued after the return of the parents, and was attended by purging. This, state of things went on till next morning, when Dr. Ellis, of Warwick-street, was sent for. He prescribed and saw them several times during the day. One of the children recovered, but the deceased, after having fits, expired at five o'clock on Monday afternoon, showing every symptom of some irritant poison being in the system. Richard Bedford, shop- keeper, St. George's-row, said he recollected tbe two boys coming to his shop on Sunday evening. One of the children purchased what he termed a 'red lady,' which was a painted sweetstuff toy, and the other bought a square £ *Juj«be. ue was not the maker of the sweet- meats, but had them from a wholesale dealer in West- minster. That party, however, did not manufacture the goods. Dr. Ellis said he had made a post-mortem ex- amination of the body of the deceased child, but he could not state the cauee of death. He had sent the stomach, the heart, and liver, and some of the intestines, to Dr. Harley, for'analysis. He had also sent a portion of the sweetmeats, which had been handed to him by the parents, and some of a similar kina which he had purchased at the same shop, to Dr. Harley. He found the organs very much congested, but healthy otherwise. There was considerable rigidity of the lower limbs, the toe3 were turned in, and the hands clenched. After some further evidence, to trace if possible the maker of the sweetmeats, the inquest was adjourned.