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Shipping Casualty at Penarth.…

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Stabbed in the Back.


Stabbed in the Back. TRAGEDY ON THE SS. SILVIO IN PENARTH ROADS. RESULT OF A QUARREL. ALLEGED TREACHERY OF A GREEK. ENGLISHMAN SERIOUSLY WOUNDED, A quarrel between two able seamen of the S3 Silvio, lying in Penarth Roads, on Wednesday even. ing, culminated in a very serious stabbing affray, ihe men are John Henry Stairs, a native of South- ampton, and John G. Jackri, a Greek. After an alter. cation, it is said, Stairs retired to the forecastle and pioceeded to shave hmself preparatory to going on shore, Jackri shortly afterwards followed, and com. in- close to the Englishman, without arousing- his suspicion, plunged a sheath-knife to its haft in his back.^ The poor fellow fell, and the Greek fled. Stairs's cries alarmed the crew, and Jackri was quickly sought for. To avoid capture he leaped over the bulwarks and struck out boldly for the beach. The master (Captain Georgson) ordeivd a boat to be lowered, and in a few minutes an exciting pursuit of Jackri ended in hi3 capture near shore He was brought back !o the ship, and kept under st iet sur- veillance, whilst communication was made with the police. Inspector Roberts received information of the case at Penarth Police Station, and with Dr A it ken, who had been called to minister to the Abounded man. at once set off to the ship. Jackri was received into custody by the officer, and lodged in Penarth Police Station to a i ait his arpearance be- fo e the magistrates. Dr AItken describes the wound inflicted upon Stairs as very serious indeed- The blade of the knife was driven through the lumbar I region into the abdominal cavity, the wound being I [tt quite five inches in depth- With such force was the blow struck that the knife was firmly embedded in she muscles aud bone, and was with difficulty with. drawn. Dr Ai¡kin dressed the wound, and Stairs was subsequently removed to the Hamadryad Hos- pital Ship- The Silvio has since put into Penarth bock. I