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. COLLISION OFF LUNDY.

"ALL OVER IN THREE MINUTES."

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"ALL OVER IN THREE MINUTES." CAPTAIN BENNETT'S PATKEilC STORY. IN THE WATER FUR HALF AN -OUR. A wearied, haggard-teatured man, Skirper Bennett, of the C. S. AtkuisorL, sat the office of Mr. P. Marrow, ills agent ill Somer- set-place, Swajisea, with tne ;n.a.rk of aid terriole experience fresh upon him. -0 a "Daily Poet" reporter he told wnat 1).3 knew in broken sentences chscKed at ey- few words by th< mistiness of it all. "Yes, three of us gone—two rr and a poor little iad," he said slowly, in «uiswer to the arst query. "But v/uat can I tell you," he contiruied; "it was all over in three minutes. "I H try to as best 1 can. It happened about half- past eleven last night—-Thursday. V\ >■ were cotmng round from Portsmouth with a cargo of scrap iron, and when eft Ball Fauit, to round Lundy, we sighted a large steamer some way below us." "Was it foggy or misty at the tin: p- tain9" "F It was a fine, clear nigiu-, and the sea woe aiiuuat caiui. VVell. 7 1 we made cur whereabouts known, a*- there was nothing to prevent our being s- What happened next the captain himself can scarcely opealc of coherently. io be struck down at dead of night; to be uurled into the dark-green waters in the space of a few ticks of the clock and to lose a" one possessed, does not conduce to fac ity of either speech or thought. "All i know is," the skipper said, weariedly, "we were caught starn-on. There was a shock, the water came rusM.n;. The mate scrambled on to the fore-yard as the vessel sunk, and managed to get on L~%rd the steadier. As for myself, I went down with the ship, and after being about half an hour m the water was picked un by a boat launc-h ;d from the steamer." As for the others, the two seamen were washed away and never seen again. e sea. will yet give uy its dead on some sandy j ■ shore of Wales or Devon. As for ths toy, he bad turned in below, and was probably drowned in his bunk. "Everything v.ras lost, captain "Everything is gc^e, was the sad 1 eplv; j "not h: ng was saved, except the mate and mye-olf." "And the mate?" [i "Here's the mate," said Capt. Bennett, j who, like his rescued 1 -npanion, belongs, 1, as stated, to Chester, and is married, an- the pressman was introduced to MT. Benjamin Hnehes. who, with a large, still t -ding! bruise on the forehead, .~oro plained of severe pain in the back and arms caused by being strained in the ropes inch helped to drag him on board. Both men looked as thong-h they wereJ thoronsrhlv and completely worn out b their j hairbreadth escape, but' anxiously-waiting hearts in old Chester will beat with grateful Joy when the news is carried home of their iscape from death. Pvtnn• iv the ski-n-ner t Iked of 1:' loat n strapping Edward Warren. of Lon- ion: of willing Jack McDermott, of Kil- Jare, and of the poor lad Albert Arnold, of Guernsey. Peath was for them apparently Toeedv and sure.

STEAMER CAPTAIN'S STORY.j

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