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I NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING AT BRISTOL.—On Wednesday evening the 17th inst., about 8 o'clock a boy fell into the water opposite St. Vincent's Parade, the tide running very strong at the time. Captain Jones, of the ship Pontiac, with the owner, Mr. Owen, were pas- sing at the time. Captain Jones, with the assistance of Mr. Owen, got over the wall, and, suspending himself by a ring (which is used for making vessels fast), suc- ceeded in obtaining hold of the boy as the tide was carry- ing him away. But for the prompt assistance rendered by those gentlemen the boy must have met a watery grave, and too much cannot be said in praise of the in. trepid conduct of Captain Jones. NEW LIFEBOATS FOR THE WELSH COAST.—On Mon- day, some harbour trials were made at the Regent's Canal Dock, London, with two new lifeboats belonging to the National Lifeboat Institution, and built by the Messrs. Forrest, of Limehouse, under the superintend- ence of the Society. The self-righting and other proper- ties of the boats were found in every way satisfactory. One of the boats, which is 36 ft. long, is to be stationed at Porthdinllaen, on the Carnarvonshire coast. She is a splendid boat, and is well calculated for the important service she will have to perform on that dangerous point of the coast, where last winter several distressing ship- wrecks took place. The cost of this lifeboat has been given to the Institution by Lady Cotton Sheppard. The other lifeboat is 32 ft. long. She is to be stationed at Cardigan, and is in every way suitable for such a station. The cost of this lifeboat, and of three others, has been collected by R. Whitworth, Esq., of Manchester, amongst his friends and fellow-townsmen. She is caUed the John Stuart,' after a gentleman of that city, who, thoroughly appreciating Mr. Whitworth's benevolent exertions, promised to give him a specified sum towards the cost of each lifeboat he would succeed in collecting. Thus stimulated, Mr. Whitworth has persevered, and raised about £1,000 in donations, and between 9200 and t300 in annual subscriptions. The Institution has now one hundred and thirty-seven lifeboats under its manage- ment, and invites the co-operation of experienced and influential persons on the coast to increase that number, in order to station a lifeboat on every point where it can be shown that shipwrecks occur, and where a suffi- cient number of boatmen or fishermen are residing to work such boats on occasions of emergency.

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