By the arrival of the Arabia at Queenstown this morning we learn the unhappy news that the Canadian mail steamship ANGLO-SAXON, Captain Burgess, was totally wrecked off Cape Race, at noon on the 27th ult. The following are the only particulars yet to hand of this melancholy catastrophe:
New York April 30th evening.
"The steamer ANGLO-SAXON, for Quebec, was wrecked four miles east of Cape Race, at noon on the 27th, during dense fog. The deck broke up one hour after the vessel struck. The crew and passengers numbered 444 persons, of whom 180 are known to be saved. Two of the steamer's boats and a raft which left the vessel have not yet been heard of, but search is being made for them."
The Boston Daily Advertiser of the 29th ult. has the following telegrams:
St. John's N.F. April 27, via Port Hood, 28.
The steamship ANGLO-SAXON, from Liverpool, 1th and Londonderry, 17th inst. for Portland, or Quebec should the St. Lawrence be open, was wrecked, it is supposed, about three miles east of Cape Race. Three of her passengers arrived at Cape Race Telegraph Station about four o'clock on Monday afternoon. They report that the ANGLO-SAXON was broken up, and a great number of passengers lost. The crew of the Associated Press news yacht left immediately for the wreck, and will, on their return, make a full report. A steam tug has gone down to the wreck.
Pictou N.S. April 28
The steam tug DAUNTLESS picked up two boats' crew of the ANGLO-SAXON between Cape Ballard and Cape Race, and is returning with landing at Cape Race. The steamer BLOODHOUND has gone to Cape Race.
St. John's N.F., April 27, via Port Hood, 28.
The ANGLO-SAXON had 360 passengers, and a ship's crew of 84 men. She was wrecked four miles east of Cape Race, at noon on the 27th, during a dense fog. 73 persons escaped from the wreck by means of ropes and spars, and 24 in two lifeboats. The total number saved is 97. Boats Nos. 4 and 6 had not arrived off the Cape, in consequence of the dense fog; and seven more on a raft are also missing. This is heavy sea, with dense fog. The commander of the ANGLO-SAXON is supposed to be among the number of those drowned. The pursers first and second engineers, and the doctor, are among the saved, as also one cabin passenger, LIEUTENANT SAMPSON, of the Royal Artillery. the HON. JOHN YOUNG and family are supposed to be in one of the missing boats. The deck broke up in about an hour after the ANGLO-SAXON struck. Nothing but the mizen-mast is standing. Several persons clung to the fore-rigging until the foremost mast fell. No assistance could be rendered. Guns are being fired at the Cape, to attract the attention of the missing boats."
St. John's N.F. April 28, The Steamer DAUNTLESS, at nine a.m. today, picked up two boats belonging to the ANGLO-SAXON, containing 90 persons. The following passengers are reported to be on the DAUNTLESS:
Hon. JOHN YOUNG, lady, seven children, and servant; MISS HOPE, MISS BERTRAM, MRS. CAPTAIN STODART, MR. GREENE (mail officer), MR. TOWERS, REV. MR. EATON, CAPTAIN CASSIDY, MRS. JACKSON and child, JOHN MARTIN, JAMES KIRKWOOD, and sister MRS.> ELIZA JAMES,CATHERINE CAMERON, MARY ANN THOMAS, MARY ANN ADAMS, EDWARD MANS, THOMAS COLDWELL, MR. HOARE (first officer), R. ALLAN (third officer), MR. SCOTT (fourth officer), JAMES HENDERSON (fourth engineer). The steamer BLOODHOUND has gone to Cape Race for the rescued persons there. The weather is very fine and clear on the coast today. The telegraph lines were kept open from New York to Cape Race, to enable a dispatch for the disaster to the ANGLO-SAXON to be forwarded to the press, but at eleven p.m. the wires failed to work beyond BANGOR; consequently, we are without further particulars. It is expected that the line will be in working condition tomorrow (Wednesday), when full details may be expected:
The following is from another source:
The following is a list of the cabin passengers saved:
THE HON. JOHN YOUNG and family. Females: Hope, BERTRAM, INGLIS, KEERWOOD, STODART, CHRISTIEN, WRIGHT, JAMES, JACKSON and child.
Males: CALDWELL, RUTON, KIRKWOOD, CHRETIEN, TOWERS, KIRKNESS, FRASER, MARTIN, SCALEY, WHITES, CAPTAIN REED, HILES, CASSIDY, LIUTENANT SIMPSON.
The total number of passengers saved is 33 cabin and 103 steerage. Twenty-one of the crew were saved. The captain, part of the crew, and a great many of the passengers were on deck when the vessel san in deep water, and were all lost.
The Observer says: "The ANGLO-SAXON was an iron screw steamer, built by Messrs. Denny Brothers, of Dumbarton, in 1854, and her iron plates were rather thicker than used in the construction of the ordinary class of ships. Her dimensions were 283ft. extreme length, 30 ft. 2 in. breadth, 1,713 registered tonnage, and 250 horses' power, and fitted with four water-tight bulkheads. She had saloon and other cabins on deck, and was rather a favourite ship on the station. During he Crimean war she was taken up by the Government as a transport, and was rather actively employed in that service. For some years she was traded between Liverpool, Londonderry, and Quebec. She took her departure from Liverpool on the 16th of the last month, called at Londonderry on the following day, and then steamed away for Canada with 360 passengers on board and a crew of officers and men amounting to 87, under the charge of CAPTAIN BURGESS, a commander who is stated to have been a very careful and skilful navigator, and to have had great experience in this particular passenger trade. Being the first steamer that had left Liverpool for Quebec since the opening of the navigation of the St. Lawrence, she took out a very valuable cargo, about half in tea. It was heavily insured at LLOYD'S and the loss will exceed 100,000 pounds."
It has been ascertained that all the mails and 237 lives were lost in the ANGLO-SAXON.
The New York journals say: "The terrible disaster to the ANGLO-SAXON would most undoubtedly have been avoided but for the unaccountable refusal of the British government to permit the Associated Press the New York Underwriters, the Transatlantic Steam Companies, and other parties in New York, to place one of DABOLL'S powerful air trumpets at Cape Race, which could be distinctly heard in foggy weather from six to ten miles at sea, and would save millions of property and hundreds of lives.