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"SWANSEA MENP" I ON LOST STEAMER. CAPTAIN SAYS THERE] I WERE THREE. Missing Fireman. In the fierce gale which prevailed along the South Coast on Thursday and Friday i tha steamer Miovvn, of Card ill, bound from London to Bristol with a cargo of cement, foundered off Shorehain in the early hours of Friday morning and eight men were lt (as briedy reported in OUT Friday's editions). Only the skipper, Captain \V. M. Jones, of Jersey and Cardiff, was save d out of the crew of nine. For nearly six hours Capt, Jones olung to the mast, and it was not until the dawn that he was noticed, and a boat put off to his assistance. When the latter reached him, after great difficulty, the captain was in a pitiable condition. He wa3 chilled and dazed and battered. He had kicked off his heavy sea boots, and had divested himself of his oikkins, that he might have greater freedom. The thin "rat- lines" on which he stood had cut and blis- tered his feet. He was blue with cold, and he watched with terrible anxiety the efforts at rescue. The boat's crew at length jrot into position and told Jones to drop into the boat. AT HIS LAST GASP. 1 Jones fell into the Florence—that was the boat's name—in a state of utter exhaustion. "I couldn't have held on much longer," he stated afterwards. The men in the boat took off thir thick coats and wrapped them round his shivering figure, and then they forced the boat slowly through the seae to the quay at Southwick. The ordeal had reacted profoundly upon Captain Jones; few men have lived through such a tragedy. I saw him at the broker's oF,ice&-a short, spare figure. his eyes blood- shot with straining into the darkness (says a correspondent of the "Daily Chronicle"). SAVED BY A PENKNIFE. t'rom his pocket he took a penknife and showed it to me in the lamplight; it had been of infinite service to him in his fight with the sea and had probably saved his life. "As the waves rwept it, the foremost boom," he explained, "was crashing against one of the stays supporting the mast I was on. I saw that unless I could loosen the stay and allow the boom to swing free the maet might be knocked out, so I climbed higher up and by degrees out the stay away." The skipper related how about two or three o'clock that morning the Miown, which had fought the gale for many hours, began to settle. "THEIR ONLY CHANCE." I 1 called to the crew to toiiow me iro tne rigging as the only chance of being saved," saad the captain. "The mate, however, said they would be sucked under. Four were swept away in trying to launch the lifeboat, and the rest, excepting the engineer, jumped over the side with the mate. A Imckwadh drove the engineer near me. and I caught him and dragged him on to the yard. He staved there for a time, but after I left him to cut the stay he disappeared." The lifeboat of the. Miown has been picked up. hut none of the bodies have yet been recovered. THREE SWANSEA I The list of the missing men, as supplied hy the captain himself, is as follows:- T. Denver, mate, of Goole; H. Green- sladp, ceamar, Gravesand; W. Bunn, sea- man. London Charles Dreynan, seaman, London: G. Jayna, first engineer, Swansea: A. (Tnaspv, second engineer, Swansea Torn Owens, fireman. Swansea; and MatQiew Banaville, Wexford. It is interesting to ttbte that Mr. Be van, son of the Swansea pifot of that name, wao mate on the unfortunate vessel up to but a short time ago. Enquiries at the dock? do not lead to any further information, save the description "Swansea," a* applied hv the captain him- jaelf to three of the missing men.

I" WHIJE ELEPHANT." I ,I

PLOUGHMAN'S 'DERBY.'

" LAND OF MY FATHERS.

.--i CENTURY AND A HALF OLD…

SENCHENYOD COLLIERY DISASTER

I SWANSEA MERCHANTS. ? CHANTS.I

—— 1. BLOW TO THE BILLj !

LLANELLY LAND DEAL

I" COMPELLEID TO SELL."

MR. JOHNNY JAMES.