Lost Island Calamity 1856 Aug 19
OURRESfUNDEXCR OF THE PICAYUNE. The Last Inland Calamity. Correspondence of the Pirsynoe. J Bkashcak, Aiiguil 16, 11X. Edt. PiC. BlT tho teerfhla l - iMIhnnlia At. T.aa. sland, roost of the respectable families of this parlsf ave been overwhelmed with grief, for the loss of datives or Very dear friends. To the filial piety of Mr. Desire Como, the surrl - 'ore owe the early arrival of the Major Aubrey - , t" ne!r relief; which wonld have been earlier by some tmrs had she not unfortunately grounded . Mr. Como, taking alsrm for tbe safety of his father nd mother, sisters, brothers, and other rr'.a (even before the gmle bsd fairly subsided, and etght - en to twenty boars before the sailboat with John Davis, the worthy and Indefatigable In her, broua - ht certain intelligence of the disaster, aod the partial fist of the lost you received,) was in acUre search of i boat, offering every description of pecuniary Inducement to obtain It. By hi exertions alone, the Aubrey was plseed In readiness, and waa actually on ber way to the Island wben John Davis and his aids, md brother ph':ntliropUu, arrived st Berwick's Bsy, aiid Uieie met them with the certain Information. After hurriedly taking iu fresh su(,,i'ies of known necessaries, where they could moat readily be obtained, the boat, under the cirnmsnd of ilie worthy ssd zealous John AUtissoo, wss urged with all the power of ber highest steam ou her errand of fills' love end christian philanthropy. iTiroedtately after her deparrare the citizen of Berwick's Bay, in nearly a pbrenry of excitement, placed wood and water, and provisions, and a fall j lioafs crew of noble youths, as engineers, firemen, ue., (refilling room to those not likely to be useful,) with Dr. Richsrda as surgeon, to sjd the wounded snd tha sick, on board the T. 8. Archer, and fotore 2 o'clock she too was on her way to the rescue, with ber priceless crew and noble commander, who took iae responsibility of this errand of mersy. These iwo boats reached the i - s!and within a short time of each other, owing to the accident of the Aubrey's gronniling In four League Bsy. of wb'.rh accident the sufferers were informed by John Davis, the indefatigable John Davis! a name never to be forgotten among the most worthy of his species. I shall make it my business to obtain the names of the volunteers of tho Arcber. that society may know tiie grandly worthy among them the reliable in the hour of distress aod adversity. Honor to them forever : Messrs. Clisrlcs V. Brian, Manny Bstemsn, Jesse Collins, and spirits of the class of those of the Archer, e ailed to the coast in the pilot boat Creole, and bad the unspeakable Louor and satisfaction of rescuing Mr. Mi lie and Mr. Scbailre, who had fleeted to Bsyou Csillou, some Cftet - n baUes Crom,lhe island, on timbers, and were st the point of exhaustion. They arrived iiere to - day and are now hospitably enuirtained by Mr. Brian l, and likely to do well though much exhausted. OU, these things do the living good, and speak to the beartin its own language. Tue citizens of Franklin meant well and have done well, though I do not like the turning back of the boats as a point, of judgment and feeling, while so much of uncertainty Lung over the fate of the missing. Tbe case of the sailboat is sufficient comment on the error. The Archer, chartered by Dr. Bordia and Mr. Le Bianc to hunt for the bodies of their friends, returned to the Island to - day, and the Texas will go down tomorrow bat these wiU be too kite to rescue the possibly situated like Messrs Schlatre and Miile. I greatly regret that a more thorough search on the same shore Las not been instituted in time, to my knowledge. But ui moments of great excitement these things are not thought of. s. t .