Foreign News: Generous Pirates

About three hours out from Hongkong the British steamer Hydrangea was attacked by pirates, who, in the guise of passengers, overpowered the Indian guards, locked up the officers, ransacked the ship, robbed the passengers, grounded the steamer in Bias Bay, escaped to shore.

During the time they were masters of the ship the pirates were considerate to the passengers and gave them cigarettes, oranges. No one was hurt.

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