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ISouth Wales Notes.

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THE LOCAL COLLISION CASE.…

. THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE. I

CARDIFF CORPORATION.

i BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY AT…

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BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY AT SWANSEA. I At the Guildhall, Swansea, on Tuesday morn- ing, Mr J. C. Fowler, stipendiary, sitting with Captains Beasley and Pakison as nautical asses- sors, held all inquiry into the stranding of the steamship Olaveaga, of Swansea, on a rock off Sables d'Olonne France. Mr Edward* Strick appeared for the Board of Trade, and Mr Law- rence for the captain. From the opening state- ment of Mr Strick it appears that the Olaveaga, a schooner-rigged steamship, left Penarth Dock, Cardiff, on the 13th November last, carrying a crew of 13 hands and laden with 750 tons of coal, and bound for Sables d'Olonne, France. She drew 13ft. Sin. forward and 14ft. aft, and seems to have been in good condition. The master, Mr J. P. Stephenson, according to his evidence, had. amongst oth rs, an Admiralty chart of the bay of Biscay, and had visited Sables d' Olonne several times. Having left Cardiff on the 12th of November the vessel proceeded safely until about 5.45 o'clock on the evening of the 15th November. At that time she was abreast of a I point on which, at a distance of about two miles from them, two lights coula be seen. Soon after six o'clock it was the captain's watch, and he and the second mate were on the deck. An able sea- man named Davidson was at the wheel, and another seaman Drake was on the look-out. The Olaveaga was then steering a south-south-east course and going at full speed. Although the weather was fine, it is said that it was rather hazy on the land, yet that the shore lights were very clearly seen. They proceeded on their coure until they saw two red lights on the south-west. They then hauled up until th% two lights were in one, according to the Admiralty instructions. No pilot being seen, they now slowed the engines, brought the ship first down to half speed, and then to dead slow- keeping the two lights in one. At 6.40 the Olaveaga suddenly struck on a rock at the entrance to the harbour, the tide then being at half ebb. Soundings were taken, and it was. found that there were five fathoms of water all round the ship. The vessel now began to make water rather freely. The engine-room tires were soon put out, and by this time the ship's boats were lowered and the crew had got into them, and shortly afterwards reached the pilot boat. In ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after the Olaveaga struck, she filled. The crew remained by the ship until she was under water, and then pulled away.—Several witnesses having been called, the inquiry was adjourned.

THE DEATH OF A CHILD FROM…

A LLANDOVERY SLANDER 0ASE.

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BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN CARDIFF.

COLLISION OFF START POINT.

EXTRAORDINARY RESURRECTION…

CARDIFF PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING…

A STRANGE LAW CASE.

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THE VICAR OF SWANSEA AT NOTTINGHAM.

MURDER ON THE HIGH SEAS. I

FATAL ACCIDENT AT HUDDERS-j…

DEATH FROM SUFFOCATION I AT…

GREAT FIRE AT SCOTCH OILWORKS.

POLITICAL AMENITIES. I

-THE FATAL QUARRY ACCIDENTI…

CARDIFF. I

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