25 AUGUST 1866, Page 2

" Had I been consulted in the making of the

world," said a Frenchman with an irreverent turn of mind, "I should have made it a good deal bigger," and sailors seem to be adopting the Frenchman's opinion. We are perpetually hearing of collisions. The Bruiser, a steamer, which left Hull at eleven on Saturday night, was early on Sunday morning run into by the Haswell, another steamer, off Aldborough, and sank in a few minutes. She had, it is supposed, 110 passengers and eighteen of her crew on board, of whom about ninety were saved. The rest were crushed in the collision, the Haswell's bows crushing in the Bruiser's side as an omnibus-pole crushes a carriage-panel, and drowned, numbers of women being seen, as the ill-fated vessel went down, screaming in the shrouds. It was a most horrible .affair, and remains as yet entirely unexplained. The weather was calm, the night clear, the Bruiser's light quite visible, and the only cause of the disaster seems to have been that the orders necessary to avoid collision were given a little too late. The blame, however, remains still to be apportioned.