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HEROISM ON H.M.S. BLAKE.

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HEROISM ON H.M.S. BLAKE. The cruiser Blake, on board of which a boiler explosion occurred on August 6th off Funchal, Maderia, arrived at Devonport on Saturday and reported that a third death had resulted, Stoker Ball (having succumbed to his injuries. Two cases of heroism are recorded. Immediately the crown of the combustion chamber of No. 6 boiler collapsed steam, smoke, and boiling water rushed out, transforming the stokehold into a cauldron. Engineer Sub-Lieutenant Hocken tried to close the stop valve, but the rush of steam pre- vented him. He then clambered up a ladder and Set the steam fan in motion. This temporarily drew the steam and smoke back into the boiler, and he then succeeded in closing the valve. Stoker Gee thrice rushed into the stokehold and brought out three of the men, one of whom was then dead.

DOCTOR BLEEDS TO DEATH.

MANIACS AWFUL DEED.

WIRELESS MONEY ORDER OFFICE.

SMASH ON THE MIDLAND.

COLLISION IN THE SOLENT.

SHOCKING TRIPLE MURDER.

UNCLE CHARGED WITH ABDUCTION.

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