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'THE ACCIDENT TO THE WAIHORA.

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[By Îm.borafh.1

'(PROM OUR OWN CORIlEbPOitßKWTS.)

MELBOURNE, Fri»a\

There is plenty of water at the place where the Union Company's steamship Waihora is beached on the north-east coast of Tasmania, and 'the officers of the . steamer Southern Cross, which brought the Waihora'« passengers on to Melbourne, expect to soo her safely floated in a week. Captain M'Gee was on tho bridgo at the timo the Waihora struck, with the chart before him. It was known after the vessol left Hobart that he intonded to go inside tho Salamander Islands. Most of tho luggage and scenery of the Màjcroni-Wilson Opera Company was in tho fore part of the vessol. The steamers Australia and Blaok Eagle 'have proceeded to the scone of the wreck, having on board .divers and appliances for lloating the vessel. The saloon passengers of the Waihora presented Captain Capurn, of the Southern Cross (s.), with a purse of sovereigns before landing at Melbourne.

The Southern Cross (s.), with the _pa6Bengors of the Waihora on board, arrived at the Aus- tralian Wharf this mornihg. Mr. Keith, purser of tho Waihora, and also the stewards and stewardesses, wore on board. The whole of the crow have been loft behind, at tho Waihora. .Twonty-nino diaught horses, whieh tho steamer »vas bringing ovor, wero left in the caro of four of the steerage passengers. The Wnihora's cargo comprised COO tons of bark, grain, wool, and sundries, and some 600 cases ' of fruit that wero boing brought back from Dunedin, oh account of the market there being overstocked.

HOBART, FninAT.

Tho steamer Wairarapa has arrived from Melbourne via Swan Island.' "She roportB that the Waihora is lying on a rock on the south-east side of Swan Island. The rook is right through the forward compartment. 'There are 13 or 14 feet of water round the rock, and if

the wind keeps down it is believed that the vessel will be got off by means of a tug, and by lightening her for- ward. At prosont there is no danger. If the vessel is got off sho will be towed across to Melbourne by tho tug Black Eagle. '

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