While I write there is much anxiety as to
the fate of His Majesty's ship Condor.  A
painful local interest attaches to the dis-
appearance of the Condor from the fact
that one of the crew is Mr. George JOHN-
STON, whose father is a blacksmith on the
Whitehaven Castle estate, and who himself
served his apprenticeship with Messrs.
STODDART, Newtown.  To-day Lloyd's agent
at Victoria, British Columbia, telegraphed
that a ship's boat, apparently from a British
man-of-war, with the letter "C" in brass on
each bow, had been found at Housett.  I trust
that the Condor is safe, but I fear the worst.
                                            Tom HURD
Wednesday, January 29, 1902.