--- LOSS OF FIVE LIVES. -- On Wednesday evening week, the Marion ship, from Calcutta, arrived in the West India Dock, on her voyage home; when off the Cape of Good Hope, on the 9th of June, she encountered a terrific storm, which occasioned the loss of five lives.  It commenced a few minutes after eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  The electric fluid struck the vessel aft, tearing up several planks of the deck, knocking down the man at the wheel, named JOHN JAMES, destroying the compass, and killing two men on the spot, who were at that moment ascending the ladders.  The electric fluid also shattered one of the large beams, and passing down between the hammocks, scorched two of the crew, so as to cause their deaths some short time afterwards.  There was a tremendous sea running at the time, and one of the crew named ROBINSON was washed overboard, and in less than a minute was washed back again, but the poor fellow, after this miraculous escape from a watery grave, expired from the injuries he received, three weeks after.  The vessel was soon discovered to be on fire, and the utmost consternation and alarm ensued, and all on board gave themselves up for lost, as it was expected the magazine would ** *****, ordered all hands to the pumps, and providentially the flames were extinguished before reaching it.  On board were her Majesty's 49th regiment of foot from China, who rendered every assistance in their power to extinguish the fire.  It is a most extraordinary fact that the man at the wheel was not injured, and not a single mark appeared on the bodies of the deceased men to indicate that they had met a violent death.