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SAD DEATH OF A LADY.

Colonel Hamilton (of Mossville), Mr Loxton Hunter (a London journalist), and Mrs Loxton Hunter, with a crew of four handp, left Dooras Bay, on the North-West Donegal coast, on the morning of September 8, in the yawl Mayflower, for a sail to the cliffs and caves of Tormore. The spa was calm, save for an Atlantic swell. All went well until the yawl entered a narrow channel between the cliffd and outlying rocks, when a huge swell suddenly burst over the vessel, dashing Mrs Hunter, who was probably killed instantly, against ibe rocks. Colonel Hamilton, who acted as pilot, and the crow succeeded in clinging to the rockß, while Mr Hunter was jimmed between them and the overturned Mayflower. The lady instantly disappeared, and her husband, rolling into the boat, which righted itself though full of water, divested himself of his coat and vest and threw himself into the surf and gained a small rock which offered comparative safety. Soon, however, tho sea burst over this refuge, and, stripping, he swam to the cliff, where he remained for six hours until assistance came. The rescue party, in saving the others, nearly came to grief twice. Ultimately a cibin was reached, where the mmo3t kindness was shown and- where food and warm clothing were provided. Here the party had to remain until two o'clock on the following morning, when cars were obtained which took theai twenty miles over the mountains to the nearest village, where medical aid was obtained.

Both Mr and Mrs Loxton Hunter have lately contributed some articles to London journals on the beauties of Ireland as a holiday resort, and were members of a recent Press party which wis formed with the object of developing the tourist possibilities of the country. Mr Hunter is a well known authority on railways, his knowledge embracing ;>early all the systems in Europe. Indeed, both he and his wife had spent the last few years in travelling, their journeys extending over the majority of the greater and lesser known holiday resorts of the Continent. -The deceased lady has also contributed numerous articles to various ladies' periodicals, and was beeides an accomplished siugar and horsewoman. She had travelled much, and was especially familiar with America and parts of Canada.

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SAD DEATH OF A LADY., Issue 10470, 13 November 1897, Supplement

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SAD DEATH OF A LADY. Issue 10470, 13 November 1897, Supplement

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