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-mum Bravery at Sea. PRESENTATIONS AT PENARTH- On Tuesday morning, at the Penarth Dock Offices, pleasing taugible recognition was made of two cases ot conspicous bravery at sea. Mr. Phillip Morel, J. P. presided over the proceedings, find was supported by Mr. M. Krieper (German), Mr Thomas Williams, Inspector of the Local Board of Trade staff, Mr. D. Kyd, Mr Charles Baker, Mr William Anning, and Mr William Turner. To Mr William Farrel was presented a handsome gold watch and chain, the chairman remarking that Farrel was master of the barque "Gladstone" of Maayport, bouud for Pensacda and on December 27, 1892, about 330 miles west of the Azores, whilst a. high sea was running, "a vessel which appeared to be in distress, was indistinctly sighted by Bridges, the mate. The vessel was showing a torchlight. The mate reported this to the captain, who at once bore down upon her, and it was soon discovered that she was a wreck and named the felix Mendelssohn cf Germany, about 800 tons burden. Heavy seas were continually washing over her, and she was fast break- ihg up. The crew were huctdled íog-eíher aft in a small wheel house. Captain Farrel called his men together and conferring as to the necessity of imme- diate action, the mate and and five seamen volunteered their fer vices. After much difficulty the lifeboat was launched and proceeded to the wreck. The Felix was about two miles to the leeward of the Gladstone, but after much toil and danger owing to the higoh sea and floating wreckage around the hull, the lifeboat was got under the quarter of the sinking ship, and five were with great difficulty taken off and put aboasd the Gladstone. Another trip was immediately made under more difficult circumstances than the first, as rhe Gladstone had drifted towards the leeward of the wreck. The remainder of the crew numbering seven including the master and his officeis, were then brought safely off. It appears from the statement of the master of the Felix that his vessel had been in a helpless condition for six days, and that the crew had nothing to eat except a few pounds of raw rice during the whole time, as the cabin which contained the stores had been completely washed out, the first nig',t of the gale, and only a small quantity cf rice was saved. The men who were in a very exhausted state, were treated with great kindness by Captain Farrell and his crew, and every precaution was taken to diet them in such a way as to restore them to health, which was happily accomplished. They were landed atQueenboro' after being aboard for 27 days. One man had lost his life through falling from the rigging during the gale, and another was washed overboard fiom the German vessel before she was sighted by the Gladstone. Captain Farrel upon receiving the watch, suitably responded, The chronometer bears on the outer case, the letter W, surmounted by the German Crown and the medal- lion of the Emperor William in different coloured gold on the inner. The German Consul, on behalf of his Government also spoke, making eulogistic references to the bravery of Farrel and his Crew. Frederick Mclntyre, on behalf of the Canadian Goot, wis next presented with a silver watch for b°ing the first- to volunteer and render service to tis feliowmen on the open sea, so far back as June 8. lSDU. 0:t that day Mclntyre, an A. B., was aboard itio. Arethusa of Greenock, 40 days out from Rio to Newcastle, New South Wales when the Africa, St. John's, New Bruns- wick was sighted in distress. In response to the eaptain's appeal for help, help he first volunteered and was followed subsequently by the mate i)oiiii and three A B's. A boat with great danger was lowered into the Choppy sea, and the Captain's wift; of the Africa, who was lashed to the Mizzen msst. the captain himself, and five men were safely taketi off. The mate with six men who had taken to a boat and were also taken aboard the Arethusa, arid kindly treated for forty-two days when they were landed in New South Wales.

Drowned from a Channel Steamer.