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MR. RICHARD BETHELL AGAIN.

FOUNDERING OF THE STEAMSHIP…

I REWARDS TO INFORMERS: THE…

, A NIGHT IN A WORKHOUSE.

APPALLING LIFEBOAT ACCIDENT.

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APPALLING LIFEBOAT ACCIDENT. Twelve Lives Lost. At noon on Saturday a most terrible and melan- choly catastrophe ocaurred at Gorleston, a village near Great Yarmouth, which has resulted in the loss of no fewer than twelve brave and experienced boat- men. The facts are all follows:- In the, forenoon a vessel, with a signal of distress in her maintopmast rigging, was observed to be run- ning northwards through the Roads; and at once the lifeboats, Rescuer and Friend of All Nations, were fully manned, and proceeded out of the harbour in order to render her whatever assistance she might require. The wind at the time was blowing a gale from S.S.W. The sea. was rather rough, and there was an exceedingly nasty swell on the bar, the. tide being last quarter ebb. Both lifeboats were under double-reefed sails, tha Rescuer being just ahead and on the port side of the Friend of All Nations. As they passed over the bai, the water upon which was very shallew, the Rescuer touehed tb a groutid, in con- sequence of which her rudder became unshipped. At this moment a heavy sea struck her, and she caught the ground and immediately turned ovor, bottom up- wards, the crew, numbering sixteen hands, being un- derneath. Two of these-Robert Warner, sen., and George Palmer—managed to get from under her sides, and were rescued by means of boathooks by the crew of the other lifeboat, which was instantly brought to anchor. The Friend of all Nations was then veered round and proceeded after the Rescuer, which in the meantime had beaten over the North Sands, bottom upwards, with two of her crew—Ed- ward Hoods, jun., and H. Austrin-who:had succeeded in getting on to her keel. The Friend of all Nations came up with her after she had drifted about three- quarters of a mile, and managed to take off the two above-named men who were in a very exhausted state. Every effort was made by the Friend of all Nations to recover the rest of the unfortunate man, but without success, as not a man of them was to be seen. The crew of the Rescuer were all experienced boat- man, and it should be stated that the crew at the time of the accident were not protected by life-belts.. and wore their ordinary clothing, consisting of Guernsey frocks, oily jackets, and heavy sea boots. Ai catastrophe so appalling has not occurred on this coast for many years, and has spread a gloom not only over the hamlets of Gorleston and Southtown, to which the men belonged, but over the whole town of Yarmouth.

A SINGULAR. TRIAL AND AN EXTRAORDINARY…

DESTR-UC TIVE FIRE AT ROTHERHITHE.

ltIORE SHIPPING DISASTERS.

FOUNDERING OF THE AMALIA STEAM,SHIP.

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