The loss of the steamer Gypsy

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The loss of the steamer Gypsy - THE LOSS OP THE STEAMER GIPSY. Klabt or Ten...
THE LOSS OP THE STEAMER GIPSY. Klabt or Ten Uvea Lost. ' The Gipsy at the timo of the disaster, the occurrence of which we briefly reported in our evening edition of yesterday, as we have since ascertained, was on her regular semi - weekly trip hence to Lobdeil's Store. She left the levee at the usual hour on Wednesday evening, and had reached New Kiver landing, where she waa discharging freight, when, at 31 o clock .yesterday morning, the fire broke out It originated in the woodon the boiler deck between the chimneys, and immediately spread with fearful rapidity. As to the direct causes af all on board not baring been saved, we have as yet nothing but conjecture to offer. The time af the occurrence, the presence of ladies and children, the general alarm, the rapidity of the flames, and the place in which the fire broke out, combine however, to render little further necessary. Capt Thomas Ure, who commended her, we are already assured, bebaved most nobly in endavoring to save all on board, and was most courageously and faithfully seconded by the chambermaid. Had it not been for their exertions, the number of lives lost, it is said, must have been far greater than it has been. A telegraphic despatch which we bare received confirms the report of the sacrifice of Dr. Hacker, of Plaqueminea, with his nephew, a lad of some thirteen years of age, and his daughter ; and it adds that Mrs. Lawrence, of Baton Rouge, and four deck hands, also fell victims. Through the officers of the steamboat Huron, which arrived last evening, we are informed that the bar - keeper and one fireman, besides those already named, were lost We indulge the hope, however, that when full particulars come to be ascertained, the Hat will not include so many as this would make, s The boat herself, with a heavy freight and all her books and papers, were utterly consumed and besides this, the fire haying extended to wood on the landing, one hundred cords of that, and fifty bales of cotton lying adjacent, were also burned. On the whole. of the freight consumed, we learn that there was no insurance, except on some $2,000 worth consigned to Mr. O'Connor, of Baton Rouge. On other persons in that place, it is said a very severe loss must be entailed by the catastrophe. We do not know it as a fact, but we should presume that the boat waa Insured. Three of those who were on board of her when the was destroyed, arrived last evening on the Huron, but they oould give no particulars of the occurrence.

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 08 Dec 1854, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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