A Sea Waif. —The following telegram was received on Saturday evening from Auckland :—A packet found in the harbor to-day comprised a strip of bamboo about a foot long, with corks at each end. Wrapped round it was a strip of paper, upon which was wnitton the following, in schoolboy handwriting : Granville wrecked on Crozet Islands on December 22nd 1879. All saved. Survivors of ship Knowsley Hall also here. Three have died since we were wrecked. Captain Anderson and part crew of the Knowsley Hall drowned. Be quick and send vessel with provisions ; we are nearly out. Crozets Islands, February 2nd, 1830. To Captain Burgees, Auckland Harbor Board.” On the strip of bamboo was written the following : —‘ ‘ Earl Granville has been wrecked at the Crozet Islands. Survivors of the Knowsley Hall also here, December 22nd, 1879. Febx’uary 2nd, 1880.” It is evidently a stupid hoax.
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