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SUNK IN A GALE.

A STEAMER'S CAPTAIN SHOOTS • HIMSELF. [Per. Press Association.—Copyright.] ~ SYDNEY, September 21. ■ Eastern news reports that the third engineer and ten of the crew of the steamer Ching Hye Teng have arrived at Ningpo. They report the loss of their ve&sel m a typhoon. Captain Scott, seeing that the destruction of the vessel was inevitable, blew out-bis brains as he disappeared below the sea. Four European officers and seventeen members of the crew wore drowned; The survivors suffered terrible privations, drifting about for four and a-haff days in an open boat without food or water. Eventually they were picked up by a Chinese.junk.

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SUNK IN A GALE., Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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SUNK IN A GALE. Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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