The Loch Ard.— A correspondent of the Belfast “ Gazette,” who recently visited the scene of the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878, states that since that time varied and only partially successful attempts have been made to recover the cargo. The vessel, with her back broken, sank in 50 fathoms of water, between an immense mass of detached portions of cliff .and the main . land, with sunken rocks on both sides of her. The sea breaks in at this point of the coast with great force, and very rarely is there an interval of calm, so that the chances of getting any more of the cargo are very improbable. The strip of sea beach near Mr. Gibson’s house is strewn with the sad memorials of the wreck. Wood and ironwork—portions of the interior fittings of the doomed vessel, and occasionally useful and even valuable articles float to that part of the coast. A hat-brush was picked up by the correspondent just above high water mark, in an excellent state of preservation, showing that it had not long left the ship. Quite recently Mrs. Gibson received a letter from Miss Carmichael, acknowledging the receipt of a few buds of a flower that blooms on her mother’s grave. _ The young lady so wonderfully rescued is still unmarried, and is still living with her friends.
Tenders. mis R. v - wm^ NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. KAWAKAWA RAILWAY. TAUMARERE CONTRACT—FORMATION ONLY. LENGTH ABOUT ONE MILE. Public Works Office, Wellington, 15th January, 1880. TTT7RITTEN TENDERS will be received VV ;),t this office, until NOON on WEDNESDAY the 25tli February, 1880, for the above contract. They must be addressed to the Hon. the Minister for Public Works, Wellington, and marked outside “ Tender for Taumarere Contract,” Plans and specifications may be seen at the Public Works Offices, Wellington, after the 21st instant, and at Auckland, Grahamstown, KawaKawa, Christchurch, and Dunedin on arrival of first mail after that date. Telegraphic tenders, similarly addressed and marked, will be received if presented at a"y telegraph office by VO ON of the same date, provided that written tenders in due form are lodged at a District or Resident Engineer’s Office by the same hour, and accompanied by a cheque on some bank in the town where the tender is lodged ; such cheque to be specially marked by a banker as good for twenty-one days, and to be in favor of the Receiver-General’s Deposit Account only, and not to bearer or order. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily he accepted. By coipvnand, JOHN BLACKETT, 430 g Engineer in Charge, North Island. Advertisements received for the GUARDIAN up to 9 p. m, at the cale charges, afterwards at double rates pr insertion oyer the leader
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