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Gale On The Lake

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Our exchanges contain lengthy details of the daniage done by the late gale. A , large number of vcssela have been strnnded, and the losses will be heavy The Helon Strong provea a total wreek, os we stated last week. The following partiuulars of the disaster were given to the Ohio True Democrat by a young man who was rescued, and who lost nll his earthly efieets. He describes the whole scène as lerrible. After the rudder was broken, the steam pipe burst and the cable parted, despair was visible in every countenance They wore at the mercy of the sea, and the storm was driving them through tbc darkness they knew not whithen Sometimes they werehead to the wind, then stern, then aside, when the soa would break over them with fearful violence. In one of these side seas both gnngways wero carried away, and a lot of passengers1 trunks piled up in front of tho after cabin, were ulso strept off; In this trying moment none exhibiled greater presence of mind than the chambermaid. She went below where she found men,women and children kneeling side by side in six inches of water, nngaged in prayer. She told them it was no time to pray now, that they otighl to have attended to that before and drove them from the cabin on to the upper deck, where she exhorted them to take care of themselves. The boiler deck was entirely deserted save byn few, who, frantic, heidon to the slanchions and posts toresist 'he wash oí the sc.i. At Icngth the vessel struck, and every üght Was extinguished by the sea that cnrried her ngainst the rocks. It was a terrible darkness. - They could hear and feel one another, and the voiceof prayer and beseeching washeaid above the noise of the tempest. At this time it was not known that two oftheboats crew had so miraculously reachcd shore when the boat first struck, and they supposed a watery grave was inevitobly to be their fate, as the boat was tlien dashing ngainst the cliff, with Uemendous violence, and expected every moment lo sinki But a light was seen at the top of the cliff, and a voíce wnsheard to sdy " a rope í a rope ! " It was snatched by many a trembímg hand. but only one man, and heiths' lighlest, was allowed to bo drawa up, as tlie ropA wás smallj lss than halT an inch in, diameter. So one after another, all were drawed up, wet, öhilled, and much exhausted. It isthought from C to 10 persons were drowned, as several were seen lo gooverbeard. A porlionof thegoods. &c, will be saved, ín a darmged state. The boat is a complete wreek. It issiated thot theseven persons found on the wreek in the morning, did not know thal any of their comrades had escapcd, but supposed themselves the only survivora of the cafastrophe, ano' that one was so obüvious of the appalling evcnis, thal düfingthe night heupposed the boal still under Way, and that the noise overhead was caused by dancing ! When drawn up,thesame individual coolly remürked that it was the first bont he had ever left without having his ticket called for Í By the passenge rs on the western cars, we have the report of the wreek of the stenmer Bo8ton, at Milwaukic. during the Inte gale. She was laying at the pier at Mihvaukie, when she was struck by a squall, which blew down hersmoke pipes. The boat draggcd her anchor, and finaily went ashore on a sand beach a short distance from Milwaukie. The extent of the damage is nol known. The Boston was a new boat, built the the presentseason, and was owned by Mr. Robinson of ibis city. Another report hos it that she is a total wreek. Probably exaggeraied. - F. Press.Dionysíus, the philosophcr, behjg op'd if he were at leisure, replied, ífo. n bat such a thing shou! Over mppcn t0 ne.'