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WRECK OF THE ROYAL CHARTER.

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mon sailors—.when any of them were ill; | well do I remember her attention and j kindness to one poor fellow, a sailor, who j one night fell, from the mainyard on to. j the deck, and had one of his arms taken off. She tried to take him the nicest part of her meails, and nursed him like a sis- ter till he was able to go about again. "And now for Joe Rogers, the Maltese, who swam ashore with the rope to which the hawser was attached that was the means of saving several lives,. He was a hero, indeed, to overcome the death- dealing waves. This feat will be ever remembered by every true British sea- man. But many a time have I seen him go out on a yard arm when it was blow- ing 'great guns,' when no other sailor would venture. He has often told me that he never knew what fear was, and I bless God that such a brave fellow has been spared to perform more deeds of daring. "I will now dlose with a. few words of Piping Judd; though but a sweeper be- tween decks, he often delighted the pas- sengers on board the Charter with his tin whistle. He was able to play some of the most, delightful pieces from cele- brated operas." The fearless bravery which Mr 'Gilmour was accustomed to see evidenced by Joe Rogers has now obtained for him a lasting notoriety. In November he was pre- sented by the commititee of the National Life-boat Institution with a valuable gold medal, £ 5, and a suitable vote of thanks engraved on vellum. The presentation was made at Liverpool, and Mr Graves, the chairman of the Local Marine Board, in addressing Rogers, dwelt eloquently on the heroicconduclt, of this distinguished seaman. Rogers, in a brief reply, said he should be glad to, perform the same duty again under similar circumstances. i George Suaiear. a, Maltese seaman, also, whom it may be remembered, was the first that made the attempt to swim ashore with a liine, but failed, has been present- ed with a silver medal, at the Liverpool .Sailors' Home, in presence of the board- ers of that establishment. Suaicar was boatswain's mate of the Royal Charter at the time of her unfortunate wreck, and rendered great assistance in saving the lives of those who escaped by means of the hawser.

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DANCING CLASSES IN WALES.

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WRECK OF THE ROYAL CHARTER.