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H.M.S. GIBRALTAR AT ALBANY.

BLUEJACKET IN IRONS.

A CONFESSION.

Albany, I8th September.

A bluejacket is lying in irons on board H.M.S. Gibraltar, now in port, for having removed the sights from two guns and thrown them overboard. The prisoner will be tried by court martial on reaching Syd ney. It is understood that the guns were tampered with about a fortnight after leaving Plymouth, and as nothing could be ascertained of the identity of the guilty parties the ship's company was put on pri son diet. As a result the culprit was pointed to by a shipmate, who reported certain remarks that he had made. When tackled, the man admitted that he waa guilty, but those in authority could not be lieve that from his position on board he was capable of doing what he claimed to have done. The prisoner is said to have thereupon demonstrated his ability to do what he said he had done, and repeated his confession. It is stated that the of fence was committed in a fit of spleen.

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