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SUICIDE OF A CAPTAIN AT SEA.

[By Telegraph.] Wellington, To-day.

H. M. S. Emerald reports that on Saturday evening, while on her passage from Sydney to Wellington, she sighted a barque flying a signal of distress. The Emerald went to the assistance of the vessel, which proved to be the Campsie Glen, that left Timaru for Newcastle, in ballast on the 2ist nit. When the Emerald was within hailing distance, the mate of the barque stated that the captain had committed suicide. He also asked for the longitude and rate of chronometer, those were called him, and also signalled by flags. A heavy squall now came down, and no further communication took place. The captain’s name was Smith, but those on board the man-of-war could not ascertain in what manner he had destroyed himself. The Emerald stood by the vessel all night, and nothing being amiss she stood on her course.

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SUICIDE OF A CAPTAIN AT SEA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 625, 2 May 1882

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SUICIDE OF A CAPTAIN AT SEA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 625, 2 May 1882

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