Steamer Mintaro Narrow Escape

SYDNEY, July 18.
The Adelaide Steamship Company’s steamer Mintaro had a narrow escape from serious injury, if not destruction, at Newcastle early this morning. She was making port from Port Adelaide, and when rounding the northern breakwater a huge blind roller struck her on the quarter. Before the Mintaro had time to right herself she was again struck, and was canted right across the channel. Every effort was made to get the vessel into position again, but under a strong westerly wind, coupled with other blind rollers, the steamer became unmanageable, and drifted on to the stones inside the breakwater. Shortly afterwards a tugboat went to her assistance and pulled her into deep water. The Mintaro did not bump while on the stones, and the only injuries were a few dented plates.