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Tragedy on Shipboard.

--The ship General Parkhill, Capt. Pyke, bound from England for Charleston, S. C., left the Mersey on the 25th ult.:

The crew consisted of first and second mates, boatswain, steward, and eleven seamen. It appears that the ship had not got far down the river when some angry words took place between the captain and crew, and two of the crew were flogged. Shortly after they attached the captain and first mate, killing the former and terribly wounding the latter. The vessel was carried back to Liverpool and the crew were arrested. Captain Pyke was a native of Preston, England, and was about 34 years of age. He was a married man, with a family. After the removal of the body of the unfortunate man to the dead house, the detective officers examined his cabin. They found under the pillow of his bed photographs of his wife and the youngest child, a little fellow about two years of age. In the cabin was also a pair of child's shoes, and attached to them a memorandum reminding the captain that he was to get two similar pairs at a certain shop in Charleston.

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