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The following is from the letter of the Correspondent of The Times, writing from Cork on May 13 :— The Cornell has arrived at Queenstown, and the circum- stances connected with the mutiny are now known. The Caswell Is a handsome iron bark of over 400 tons. She sailed originally from Glasgow In command of Captain George Edward Best, an Englishman. The chief officer was William Wilaon. the second mate Maclean, and the steward E. Griffiths. She was bound for Buenos Ayres and had an English crew on board. At Buenos Ayres the crew were discharged with the exception of the officers, the carpenter (Peter Macgregor), and two apprentices, named respectively Ferguson and MacdonneH. The vessel proceeded fer Val- paraiso in ballast, having previously shipped a crew con- sisting of three Greeks—" Big George," Nicholas, and Christo Sambo; two Maltese, who were brothers, Guiseppe and Jasper; one Scotchman, James Garrick; and one Englishman, John Dunne. On the voyage to Valparaiso some dispute occurred between the crew and the captain about the provisions, and one of the Greeks was heard to say that If the eaptaln lifted a hand to them they would "see the deck running in blood." Nothing exceptional occurred until after the vessel left Antifogasta, with nitre, for Queenstown and Falmouth, for orders. She sailed on New Year's Eve. John Dunne, of Bristol, able seaman, gives the fol- lowing information:— I was on the mate watch on New Year's Eve. One of the Greek sailors, Christo Sambo, was lying ill, and the mate told'Big George' he would have to go on Sambo's watch. He refused, and the captain went into the forecastle, with a revolver In his pocket. One of the foreigners, who was well able to speak English, asked what he came into the fore- castle with a revolver for. The captain said, I do not come forward among Greeks without being well armed I have got a revolver, and I mean to use it if necessary.' Big George then promised if Christo was not able to go te work at ten o'clock he would take his place. The captain then went aft. Af ten o'clock Big George was called, but he refused to turn out, using coarse language. Nothing further occurred until Tuesday, January 4. It was the captain's watch on deck. I was on the watch with Guiseppe, Jasper, and Big George, The last was engaged in tbe starboard main rigging. I saw the captain in his shirt sleeves, with a piece of yarn in his hand. He seemed to be instructing George how to put the seasons on. George was standing on the rail on the star- board side of the mainrigging and the captain right under him. All of a sudden I saw George spring off the rail and plunge his knife into the captain's stomach, at the same time cutting him across the abdomen. The mate, who was forward, ran aft, but as he was passing the galley Christo Sambo and Nicholas rushed out and seized him. and the latter plunged the galley knife into him. He withdrew the knife and threw It overboard, and unsheathing his own knife stabbed him in several places. The Maltese brothers, Jasper and Guiseppe, then rushed forward with their revolvers, and passing the captain, who was lying almost disembowelled on the deck, shot at his head. The mate, seeing them approaching, cried out 'Mercy.' Gui- seppe replied. 'No; no mercy,' and shot at him. 'Big George' called up the steward, and when he appeared at the companion hatch Guiseppe shot him. Big George' then seized him by the hair of the head, stabbed him, and while he was lying on the deck cut his heart out The second mate, Maclean, ran on the poop, crying to Ferguson, who was at the wheel,' Hard down; put the ship back.' He tried to get down the fore companion hatchway, and Guiseppe, called out, Come out of that, you beggar, or I will pound' you.' He then shot him in the arm. As the second mate was going off the poop he was stabbed in the back. The second mate ran forward to me crying, 'Oh, my God. Dunne!' I saw he was bleeding from tbe arm, and tried to stanch the wound. Big George and the others pursued him round the decks, firing after him. When at last he sank from exhaustion Guiseppe and Jasper shot him, and Nicholas, George, and Christo plunged their knives into him. They next ran to the house where the carpenter had locked blmself up crying Carpenter! Carpenter Finding the door locked, however they did not persevere. I cautioned Macgregor, and concealed myself behind two barrels, but they did not interfere with me. They appeared to hold a consultation among themselves, and seemed to come to the conclusion they would not kill any more. Guiseppe, who was well able to speak English, seemed to take command. He ordered us to get out the kedge anchor, at the same time telling us they would not kill us If we helped them. We got the kedge anchor along, and the carpenter camerout of the house. Guiseppe made him go down on bis knees IIn the blood that had flowed from the captain and swear to his God he would help them to the best of his ability. The carpenter promised to do so. Big George' cut about nine fathoms of line and bent it round the legs of the murdered men, who were lying on the deck amidships, on the starboard side. The other end of the rope was fastened to the kedge and the anchor, and the men were hove over- board. The captain and Maclean were still living, but the chief officer and steward seemed to be dead. The blood was then washed off tbe decks, and the mutineers went into the cabin and passed about the provisions (eggs and ham). After that they rummaged the cabin. 'Big George' and Christo came on deck, and with buckets of paint bletted out the name on the ship's stern and bow snd on the lifeboats. The mutineers then informed us that the ship was gotoj to Valparaiso and that they were going ashore and would leave UI. At this time Gui- seppe had taken charge of the navigation of the ship, and Nicholas was in command of the sailors. Seven days afterwards they Informed us that they were going to Boenos Ayres, as the wife and family of Jasper were living there On arriving off Cape Horn Jasper came forward one even- ing and told us not to go asleep as Big George Intended to kill us at night and afterwards go ashore at Cape Horn with his confederates as shipwrecked. He also stated that if they killed us they would alto have to kill him. On getting off the River Plate the brothers Jasper and Giuseppe launched the lifeboat, aud putting a quantity of provisions into her, with muskets and other matters, proceeded for shore. Before they started Jasper said he would like a night ashore lor tbe meD in order to have asliltance lent 011. James Carrick then wrote a short note, addressed to Who- ever this note may read,' giving an account of the situation, and asking for assistance. Jasper, when leaving, said, 'I have looked out for you ever since they killed the captain, you must look out for yourself now.' He also men- tioned that Big George determined to take the vessel to Greece. When the two Maltese left us George directed the main yard to be squared, and we ran off shore. For some time afterwards the Greeks were busily employed in making sails for the longboat. When they finished the sails they seemed to do all they could to annoy us, in order to provofce a quarreL The carpenter had been told off as cook, and on one occasion Big George, not pleased with the cook, threw hot rice into his face, remarking, 'This no English ship; this Greek ship. We command.' Soon afterwards he ran to the galley and threatened the car- penter with a knife, telling him to look out for himself. On the following Saturday, about the 12th of March, we bad hot peasoup for dinner, and he threw it Into our faces. We were then getting our 'grub' on the break of the poop. Carrlck ran forward, leaving his hat behind, I picked up the hat to take it to Carrlck, when Big George said to me i 'Come down below, I want to speak to you.' On going down he thrust a paint brush in my hand and made me paint Carrick's hat. Christo mattered at the time, it Jim (that Is, Carrick) speak bad, take any knife and dead.' He wanted me to take his knife to kill Carrick, but I refused. Big George' also tendered me his revolver to shoot Carrick, saying «All will be right, and you be same as me.' I replied that Carrick had done nothing to me, and I would not take his life. Big George' then took hold of me and drew his knife, saying If you speak to Carrick, I will kill you.' MacdonneH, the apprentice, was at the wheel, and, thinking he had overheard the conversation, they made him promise he would not disclose it to Carrick. I watched my opportunity," continued Dunne, and Informed Carrick of what occurred. That same afternoon Big George' went forward to the forecastle, where Carrick was asleep. I believe it was for the purpose of murdering him in his bunk, but finding that Ferguson was in the forecastle, he pretended that he was looking for a vinegar bottle. On the same night Christo came forward to see if the carpenter was asleep, but as he was not he went aft again. At two o'clock 'Big George' was at the weather side of the poop on watch. I saw him making ¡ threatening motions at the carpenter, and fully thought he I was going to kill him. The carpenter came forward and told [ us that we were going to be killed. We armed eurselves with hammers. The carpenter took the hatchet, and we rushed aft. Big George' met us half way. We attacked him, and the car- penter struck him on the head with a hatchet. We also struck him with the riveting hammers, and left him for dead on the deck. We next proceeded into the cabin, where Nicholas and Christo were in bed. They had heard the noise of the struggle on deck and were getting up. We made an onslaught on them in the cabin state-room, and after a fearful struggle, during which Nicholas fired three times, overpowered them We then endeavoured to treat their wounds, but' BIg George' and Nicholas died Christo recovered, and we placed irons on his leg and arms. Carrick then took command, and, knowing navigation, worked the ship for Qneenstown. We were taken in tow last evening by the gunboat Gothawk. Previous to killing the mutineers, Nicholas, who knew some- | thing of navigation, was taking the ship towards the Mediter- I ranean. Christo informed us on the voyage that the in- tention was to murder the Englishmen and take the vessel to Samo, in Greece, when, having disposed of some Of the pro- perty they would scuttle her." The Correspondent of The Timet also adds The cabin of the vessel bore traces of a severe straggle, There were three bullet holes in the state room, where Nicholas fired lrom the bunk when he and Sambo were sur- prised by the Engiiah. The glass is also broken, and there is a deep indentation on the partition frame of the berth, caused by a blow of the hatched Carrick Maegregor (the carpen- ter) and Bonne an quite young men, ef 84 to 80 years of age. Carriek is tall and lfifeft, but he has a slight stoep, and bean the impress of are and anxiety on his face. He is a very intelligent man, and apparently endowed with great firmness and determination. The log—in which the entire history of the affair is narrated—has been kept in a neat and regular way. Each day's reckoning is kept with the same care. and both the writing and figures are very well executed. Carrick's account of the mutiny substantially agrees with that of Dunne, but the former tells the story with more minuteness of detail. He says he believes that before they sailed from Antifogasta the Greeks had planned the mutiny. From the first their manner was defiant and insolent The captain was more indulgent to them than he was to the other members of tbe crew; he seemed to be afraid of them. On he morning of the 4th of January the captain came out of the cabin in his shirt sleeves. He was speaking quietly to "Big George," telling him how to pass the seasons round the rigging, when he jumped oft the rail and plunged the knife into him. Every one of them seemed to have a station' in the ship, so as to prevent assistance being given. Giuseppe had previously asked Carrick if he knew any navigation, and he told him that he did. He happened to know a little about navigation, but not quite enough to take the ship where he wanted. They sighted land at Cape San Antonio, near the River Plate. It was here that the Maltese left the vessel, Gaspar stating that he wanted to get to Buenos Ayres, as his wife and family lived near it at a place called Boko. Previous to the Maltese going ashore there were disputes between them and the Greeks about the spoil. The Maltese seemed to have grown more friendly to the Englishmen. They sighted Falkland Islands after the Maltese left. They dis pensed with Carrick's services as a navigator always until they found themselves astray. Nicholas made Carrick in- struct him in the English navigation books, and when he was able to master them the Greeks changed in their manner towards them and tried to provoke a quarreL Carrick felt very apprehensive and cautioned the others to be on their guard. He did not go to sleep, knowing that their object was to kill them one by one while they were asleep in order not to excite the alarm or suspicion of the rest. Every night the Greeks searched their bunks for weapons. Carrick was at the wheel frem ten to twelve on the night of the 11th, and he saw Christo running forward to- wards the carpenter's room. Carrick beckoned to the boy MacdonneH to go forward also. He was relieved at twelve o'clock, and he and his chips resolved to make a fight for their lives. He took the adze. The carpenter armed him- self with the hatchet, the handle of which he cut short in order to have it handy for use. Ferguson took a soldering bolt, and at two o'clock, when Big George was on deck, they rushed forward, and the carpenter getting behind him, nearly opened his head with the hatchet. They then went below and had a severe struggle tnere with Nicholas and Christo, killing the former, and making the latter prisoner. A curious Incident," continued Jarrick, "occurred on that night. While' Big George' was-walking the poop a bird about the size of a dove, pitched on his head. He attempted to catch the bird. but the bird fled and disappeared. We thought that was a bad omen for us, Instead of that it was the other way." In reply to a question as to why he did not put into Rio, as he was shorthanded and only a few days' sail from It, he explained that in consequence of the expense and delay which would attend his putting in there, he thought, for the Interest of his owners and also for the prosecution of the prisoner, it was better to oeme to England. He added there was plenty of food on board, and he expected to receive assistance from passing ships. He passed several ships, but only spoke two, one being a Frenchman, who was unable to give him any men. The statement in the log and the account given by the carpenter and the apprentices fully bear out the above narrative. One of them states that after the murder the Greeks kissed the innocent por- tion of tbe crew as a token of friendship and that they did not intend to molest them. Mr. Mercer, Sub-Inspector of Police, and a body of con- stabulary, went on board the Cornell on Saturday and took charge of the prisoner Christo Sambo, who was sitting on the main hatch, handcuffed and guarded by Marines. The pri- soner was brought before Mr. Starkie, R.M.. who remanded him until Monday.



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