September 8, at Florence, the wife of Andrew Buchanan, Esq., Her Majesty's Charge d'Affaires at the Court of Tuscany, of a Daughter.
On the 20th instant, at High Harrogate, THOMAS C. WILKINSON, Esq., of Winterbourne Hall, Yorkshire, to JULIA JEMIMA, second daughter of the Hon. H. Butler, and niece of the Earl of Kilkenny.
On the 7th instant, in Glenavy Church, by the Rev. D. Bell, Mr. JOSEPH RUNDELL of Belfast, to JANE, daughter of Mr. John Collins of Crew, in the parish of Glenavy.
On the 20th instant, at Clough, by the Rev. Mr. Watson, Mr. ROBERT BELL of Knocksticken, to MARY JANE, eldest daughter of Mr. John Balde of Scribb.
On the 21st instant, in St. Anne's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Richard Oulton, CHARLES FORREST, Esq., of Warrenpoint, to MARIANNE, daughter of the late Mr. John Blackadder of North Street, Belfast.
On the 21st instant, by the Rev. R. Moorhead, ROBERT ALEXANDER, Esq., Ballykeel, to ELIZA ANN, only child of Mr. Wm. Priestly, Millview, Loughaghery, County Down.
On Saturday, the 24th instant, MARY, relict of the late Mr. Wm. Johnston of Mill Street, baker.
On the 20th instant, at Hillsborough, in the eighty-second year of her age, ELIZABETH, relict of the late Mr. George M'Alestor of Ballylesson.
On the 17th instant, at Ashgrove, near Lisburn, Mr. THOMAS WILSON, aged sixty-eight years, late of High Street, Belfast, wollendraper.
September 15, at Turlough, of dropsy, much and deservedly regretted, WILLIAM H, WOODHOUSE, Esq., late Lieutenant of the 37th party Revenue Police, and second son of Curran Woodhouse, Esq., of Portadown.
At the house of her father, in Dundalk, on the 16th inst., RACHEL, eldest daughter of Mr. Deane H. Smith.
At Louth Hall, on the 18th instant, of hydrocephalus, ALGERNON EDWARD PLUNKETT, youngest son of the Right Hon. Lord Louth, aged eighteen months.
On the 18th instant, the infant daughter of John Adamson, Esq., Ballydugan, near Lurgan.
On the 19th instant, EDWARD BOLTON BARNETT, fourth son of the Rev. Dr. Barnett of Moneymore, in the sixth year of his age.
On the 20th instant, after a tedious illness, which she bore with submission to the Divine will, ANNE, daughter to Mr. John M'Kean of this town.
August 21st, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, aged seventy-six, the Hon. HIBERT NEWTOWN BINNEY, Collector of Impost and Excise at that port, which office he held for fifty years.
NAVAL HERO OF HUMBLE RANK.-- Died here lately, Mr. George Gray, at the advanced aged of eighty-two years. For considerably upwards of thirty years he held the situation of a tidewaiter in the Customs, and a few days ago was superannuated, receiving a retiring pension for his long and faithful services. At an early period of his life he served in the Navy, and fought under Admiral Hyde Parker, in the gallant action of that distinguished Officer with the Dutch fleet under-Admiral Zoutman, off the Dogger bank, on the 5th August, 1781. He afterwards served in the grand fleet, under Lord Howe, when sent to the relief of the garrison of Gibraltar, in September, 1782; and in the partial action which took place between the British fleet and the combined fleets of France and Spain, on the 20th of October following, our hero, then on board the Goliah, 74, was disabled from further service to his country in the line of his profession, having lost an arm by one of the last shots which were fired. Although far from obtrusive, yet, when the subject of the action off the Dogger bank was introduced. he entered into it with great spirit, and seemed to feel a pride in having shared in the glory of that memorable engagement, of which, it is believed, he was the last survivor.-- Aberdeen Herald.
FOUR CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH.--On Tuesday, at Taylor's Hill, a woman, in the act of drying flax, set fire to a cabin, when, melancholy to relate, four young children perished in the flames.-- Galway Vindicator.
SMUGGLED TOBACCO.--A few days since, a large "venture" of smuggled tobacco was seized at Passage, in Waterford harbour, on board the schooner Eliza Ann, Adair, of and from Liverpool for New Ross, salt laden.
OUTRAGEOUS CONDUCT OF A CATHOLIC TEMPERANCE BAND.-- While the Rev. Mr. Nangle of Achill was delivering a sermon in reply to the Hon. and Rev. Mr. Spencer, in Castlebar Church, on Sunday evening, the teetotal band proceeded to the church, yelling in the most furious manner, and playing "Patrick's Day," "The Sprig of Shillelagh," and similar tunes. The congregation were thus kept in terror, for a considerable time, until, at the remonstrance of a police officer, the band chose to desist. The Earl of Lucan, who was in the church at the time, has communicated with the Magistrates on the subject of the disturbance.
MR. JUSTICE JACKSON AND THE NEW SOLICITOR-GENERAL.-- On Wednesday last, Mr. Jackson and Mr. T. B. C. Smith took the oaths of office before Justice Burton, as Justice of the Common Pleas and Solicitor-General for Ireland.
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MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS.
MILITARY-SAVINGS BANKS.-- An act was passed last session (the 30th of July) for the purpose of establishing military savings banks throughout the service. The depositors may be applied to the public service, instead of investing the money in public securities and payments made out of the grants of Parliament for the army. The depositors to be paid interest at the rate of £3 16s 01/2d. for every £100. Rules are to be made by the Secretary at War, with the concurrence of the Commander-in-Chief and Commissioners of the Treasury. The banks are to extend to all foreign stations (excepting the territorial possessions of the East India Company); and will enable soldiers in all places to provide a fund for themselves and families.
PORTSMOUTH, September 21.-- The American frigate, Bellone, 36, commanded by the Archduke Frederick, came into this harbour on Monday, to be docked, being leaky. The Queen's yacht, Royal George, Captain Lord A. Fitzclarence, is now ordered to take up moorings at Woolwich, where in future she will be stationed instead of Portsmouth Harbour. The tender brig, Nautilus, 10, it is supposed, will be employed on a distinct service. The Winchester, 52, with the flag of Rear-Admiral Percy, bound to the Cape of Good Hope, arrived at Rio de Janeiro from Madeira, 28th July, at which place she remained four days. The Philomel, 10, Commander Sullivan, bound to Rio de Janeiro, was spoken with August 10, one week from Teneriffe, having fair wind and weather. The Daphne, 20, is to proceed to Spithead, from Leith, to complete her crew and outfit. Destination supposed to be the Brazils. The Phoenix steamer is hourly expected from Malta, to be paid off. The Larne, 18, and Vestal, 26, will shortly be commissioned in the river. In Harbour -- St. Vincent, Victory, Excellent, Imaum, Orestes, Nautilus, Echo, and Tenders.-- Brighton Gazette.
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PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, September 21.-- Speculation, M'Tear, Wick, herrings; John and Grace, Dalrymple, Wick, herrings; Thomas, Savage, Newcastle, general cargo; Ann and Eliza, M'Dowell, Wick, herrings; Elizabeth and Johanna, M'Quade, Liverpool, salt; Gipsy, Butler, Petersburg, tallow; Ann Jane, Williamson, Wick, herrings.-- 22. Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Good Design, Gunn, Wick, herrings; Venus, Smith, Glenarm, timber; Albion, Williams, Lerwick, fish; Emma, Harrison, Wick, herrings; Athlone (steamer), David, Liverpool, goods and passengers.
SAILED, September 22.-- Moira, M'Kay, Glasgow, oats; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Falcon, Gowan, to-day at twelve o'clock, noon.
For Liverpool, The Reindeer, Head, on Thursday, at three o'clock, afternoon.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, on Saturday, at six o'clock, evening.
For Dublin, The Birmingham, Church, on Wednesday, at two o'clock, afternoon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Aurora, Anderson, to-morrow, at four o'clock, afternoon.
For Carlisle, the Antelope, M'Pherson, to-day, at twelve o'clock, night.
For Halifax and Boston, the Britannia steamer, Hewitt, on 4th October.
QUICK PASSAGE.-- On Saturday afternoon last, at four o'clock, the Ann Jane, of Belfast, Sullivan, the property of Mr. Hugh Stewart, weighed anchor, and sailed hence for Workington, where she arrived on Sunday morning. On Monday, she took in a cargo of 120 tons of coals, and arrived off Holywood at six o'clock, on the Tuesday morning following.
At Falmouth, 18th instant, the Sea Nymph of Belfast, Gardner, from Port-au-Prince -- sailed 8th ultimo.
At Newry, 19th instant, the Navigator, Young, from Genoa, with wheat.
At Derry, the Lady Colebrook, M'Clear, from St. John's, N.B., with deals, &c.
From Liverpool, 26th instant, the Chester, Doyle, for New York.
From Liverpool, 21st instant, the Europe, Marshall, for New York.
From Liverpool, 20th instant, the Columbia steamer, judkins, for Halifax and Boston.
Off Cork, 18th instant, the Planter of Belfast, from Monte Video.
From North Shields, 18th instant, the Chieftain of Belfast, Porter, for this port.
From Demerara, 23d July, the brig Sarah of Belfast, Harper, for the Clyde.
At Glasgow, the new brig Zuleika of Belfast, Reid, for Monte Video and Buenos Ayres.
At Liverpool, the Regatta, of Belfast, for Riga.
At Liverpool, 20th instant, the Urgent, of Belfast, Craig, for Jamaica.
At London, 20th instant, the John and William, Williams, for Derry.
The Souris, of Belfast, from Dublin to Quebec, 5th instant, in lat. 45, N., long. 39. W.
The Joseph Hume, hence to Quebec, on 3d instant, in lat. 44., long. 44.
The Laidmans, Scott, from Liverpool to Batavia, on the 14th June, in the Straits of Sunda, out 110 days, by the W. S. Hamilton, arrived in the Downs.
The Bernard, from Sierra Leone to Plymouth, 19th ultimo, in lat. 15., long. 26., (had lost four of her crew by fever, and six others were laid up), by the Samuel Boddington, arrived at Hastings from Bombay.
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, July 20.-- It blew a heavy gale here 13th instant, at N.W. The Orion, Roberts; Galatea, Munro; Speedy, Adams, drove ashore; the two first will be got off next spring tides, the latter will become a wreck.
NORDEN, September 14.-- The Katharina, from Hull for Hamburg, is stranded on the island of Langervog; cargo expected to be saved.
GIBRALTAR, September 8.-- The Alexander, M'Intyre, from Palermo to Londonderry, put in here yesterday, leaky, and will discharge.
MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECK.-- FIVE HUNDRED LIVES LOST.-- The Gipsey, of Belfast, Butler, master, arrived here on Wednesday night, at twelve o'clock, from St. Petersburg, with tallow. On the 13th September, at four o'clock P.M., she fell in with a Russian man-of-war, sailing to St. Petersburg, forty miles to westward of the coast of Norway. The Russian vessel was water-logged, mast gone by the board, and was manned by a crew of 600 men. She unfortunately struck on a rock, off the Christian Sands, on Sunday night, the 11th instant, and became a complete wreck. The Gipsey rescued ten of her crew from a watery grave, and a Danish man-of-war steam-boat took ninety on board, which, with the ten saved by the Gipsey, made 100 souls saved. It seems, from the accounts of those saved, that 600 men being on board, no less than 500 must have been lost.
MUTINY ON BOARD THE "KILMAURS" OF GLASGOW.-- Captain Silver, of the American ship Sumatra of Salem, writes home from Batavia as follows:-- "On the 21st of April, Java Head bearing S. by W. 1/2 W., twenty-five miles distant, I saw under our lee a sail, that appeared to be in distress. I immediately bore down for her, and at seven A.M., brought to, under the lee of the British barque Kilmaurs, of Glasgow; her topsails were lowered, courses partly hauled up, thrashing and badly split, and, to my great astonishment, saw no one on deck but a female, who appeared to be almost frantic with despair. We immediately got our boat out, went alongside, and brought her on board the Sumatra. She was a young lady, eighteen years of age, the wife of Captain Smith of the barque. She stated that the Kilmaurs left Batavia two months previous, with a cargo of sugar for Europe; that soon after leaving the crew mutinied, and came near killing the captain (her husband) and herself. but the captain finally succeeded in securing them below in different parts of the ship, and endeavoured, with only two boys to assist him, to work the ship back to Batavia; and, on the morning previous to my meeting them, she missed her husband and the boys. She thought that a part of the crew in the night had freed themselves, and threw the captain and boys overboard, and taken the boat and pulled for the land. Her feelings can be better imagined than described. After searching the ship for her husband, and being convinced that he could not be on board, she took her stand at the 'rail,' firmly resolved, should the mutineers break loose, to commit herself into the sea rather than fall into their merciless hands. In twenty minutes after she got on board the Sumatra, and while i was considering the practicability of getting the ship into port, I perceived, through the aid of my glass, the men crawling from the hatches and liberating each other; they then ran aft, and put her 'helm hard up, and her head sails filled' -- I immediately 'filled away' the Sumatra, and gathering head way very quick, enabled us to avoid them, or otherwise they might have given us much trouble, as there was a high sea on at the time. They tacked several times after us -- the next morning she was fifteen miles to leeward. The Dutch Government took care of the lady, as there is no English Consul here."-- Glasgow Courier.
BURNING OF A VESSEL AT SEA.-- Among the numerous communications received yesterday at Lloyd's, was the subloined, respecting the destruction of a vessel by fire:-- "Havre, Sept. 8.-- Captain Garton, master of the ship Prosperite, which arrived at this port yesterday, from Marseiles, reports that on Monday last, the 23rd of last month, when in lat. 39 7, long. 12 57 west, he observed at a distance of some 10 or 12 miles a great mass of smoke. He immediately bore down towards it, for the purpose of ascertaining the cause, when it proved to be an English schooner, about 200 tons burden, and laden with cork. The masts were consumed, and had fallen overboard, and she was burning rapidly to the water's edge. He remained near the unfortunate vessel for a considerable time, and sent several of the crew up aloft, to discover, if possible the ship's boat and those belonging to her, but none could be seen. At seven o'clock in the evening, he proceeded on his voyage; the ship was still burning, and the flames were distinctly seen for hours afterwards. Her name could not be ascertained, in consequence of the dense smoke with which she was surrounded."
EXRAORDINARY PRTESERVATION OF A SHIP.-- On Saturday, the Priscilla, timber ship, was towed up to Deptford from the Downs, having made her passage across the Atlantic under circumstances of peculiar difficulty. In shipping her freight at Quebec great want of caution must have existed, for, during he voyage, while under sail on the larboard tack, her cargo shifted, and threw the vessel completely on her beam-ends. Her appearance, in passing up the river, attracted much attention, the masts, instead of being perpendicular, formed and angle of about 45 degrees.
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On the 25th inst., at 35, Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, the Viscountess JOCELYN, of a Daughter.
On the 23d inst., the Hon. Mrs. SPRING RICE, of a Daughter.
At Hamilton, on the 18th inst., THOMAS ANDREWS, Esq., M.D., of Belfast, to JANE HARDIE WALKER, only daughter of Major Walker, late of 42d Foot.
On the 27th inst., by the Rev. John Orr of Portaferry, Mr. JOHN WELSH of Gransha, Kirkcubbin, to ELIZA, daughter of the late Mr. James Dalzell of Marlfield.
September 22, at Monkstown Church, Cork, ANNE CAROLINE, daughter of Sir J. C. Anderson, Bart., Buttevant Castle, to JAMES KNIGHT, Esq., Captain 33d Regiment, son of Colonel Knight Erskine, of Pittodrie, Aberdeenshire.
On the 24th inst., at Glendermot Church, by the Rev. John B. Storey, GEORGE TOMKINS, Esq., only son of the late Major Tomkins, of the city of Limerick Militia, to CATHERINE JANE, eldest daughter of Richard Young, Esq., of Collkeiragh House, county of Londonderry.
On Friday morning, 23d inst., STEVENSON M'KIBBIN, Esq., of this town.
On the 20th inst., after a tedious illness, ANNE, daughter to Mr. John M'Kean, of this town.
On the 24th inst., at Fairfield, Aughrim, RICHARD ROCHFORT, Esq., late Comptroller of her Majesty's Customs at Belfast, and son of the late Gustavus Rochfort, Esq.
On Sunday the 25th inst., LEDLIE, the infant son of Mr. Ledlie Clark, Ann Street, Belfast.
On the 13th inst., after a protracted and severe illness, which she bore with great patience, MARY, wife of Mr. Hugh Boyd of Portaferry.
Of gastric fever, on Saturday, the 24th inst., aged fifteen years and six months, THOMAS GEORGE GRAY, eldest son of Richard Benson, Esq., of Fatham Park, Newry.
At Tullyhenan, near Banbridge, on the 20th inst., in the eighty-eighth year of his age, Mr. JOHN KNOX, formerly of Belfast, where he resided for nearly fifty years; he was much respected by all who knew him.
On the 20th inst., at Hillsborough, in the eighty-second year of her age, ELIZABETH, relict of the late Mr. George M'Alister of Ballylesson.
Sept. 24th, at Rathmines, CATHERINE, wife of the Rev. Richard Hamilton of Redford, County of Donegall.
At Port Albert, Gippsland, on Monday the 21st MArch, after eight days' illness, Mr. ROBERT M'CLURE, eldest son of the late Mr. Robert M'Clure of Maughrenappin, county Donegall, Ireland, aged thirty-one years, much regretted by his afflicted widow and friends. -- Port Phillip Patriot.
In Pettigo, on the 19th inst., Mr. FRANCIS M'CUTCHEON, aged forty-two years.
At Strabane, on Friday morning inst., aged sixty-seven years, Mr. PATRICK MONAGHAN.
Forty out of the fifty master bakers in Cork have signed the resolution to discontinue night work. One of the master bakers has declared there are 3,000lbs. weight of potatoes used weekly in Cork, in the manufacture of bread, and this excess he attributes to the operation of the new Bread Act.
Five paupers were sentenced to fourteen days' hard labour at Leicester lately, for "laughing, braying, and making a noise as if they were driving cattle." Such amusements are practised in the House of Commons with impunity.
Mr. W. White, law agent to the late Corporation of Dublin, is awarded an annuity of £182, compensation for loss of office.
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MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS.
The head quarters of the 3d West India Regiment are to be fixed at Honduras. Two companies of the 2d West India Regiment are ordered to Sierra Leone.
The depot 93d Highlanders are ordered from Paisley to Carlisle.
The 53d, who attended her Majesty in Scotland, is to be made a royal regiment. The 53d are at present faced with red.
The last division of the 6th Regiment of infantry landed at Gosport on Wednesday from Bombay, with the following officers:-- Major Pottinger, Captain Anderson, Lieutenants Muller, Lucas, Mansergh, and Staunton.
REGIMENTS STATIONED IN CANADA.-- 1st Dragoon Guards; 7th Hussars; 2d battalion Grenadier Guards; 2d battalion Coldstream Guards; 2d batt 1st Foot; 14th, 23d, 56th, 67th, 68th, 70th, 71st, 74th, 83d, 85th, 89th, 93d, and the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment.
The reserve companies of the 67th Regiment are expected home from abroad every day. The depot, about 3-- strong, has been landed at Gosport from Cork.
Our military force in Canada is to be reduced immediately, and should the war in China continue, several regiments will proceed from America to the East.
PORTSMOUTH, September 24.-- The Pearl, 20, and Partridge 10, were at Monte Video on the 17th July, with the American line-of-battle ship Delaware, 33 guns; the French frigates Gloire, 50, and Arethusa, 28; a Sardinian frigate of 44 guns, and four Brazilian corvettes. The Rhadamanthus, steam vessel, left Woolwich on Tuesday, with Lord and Lady Stuart de Rothsay and family, for St. Petersburg. In Harbour -- St. Vincent, Victory, Excellent, Bellone (Austrian), Orestes, Nautilus, Rocket, Alban and Echo, steamers and Sylvia, tender.
PLYMOUTH, September 22. -- Arrived the Comet steamer, from Woolwich, on her way to survey the coast of Ireland. Her crew have been paid wages in advance, and will sail in a few days. On Friday, arrived the Dee, steamer from Woolwich, got a supply of coals, and sailed the next day for the Mediterranean, with supernumerary seamen and two companies of artillery, for Malta. The Bellone, 52 (Austrian), sailed for Portsmouth. On Monday, the Albion, 90, was taken out of dock, but will not be commissioned so soon as reported. In Hamoaze -- Caledonia, Sir Josef, Confiance, and Kite steamers. In the Sound, Comet.
SIMON'S BAY -- CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, July 31. -- The Isis arrived from Port Natal with a detachment of the 25th Regiment on board; they were immediately landed and marched across to Table Bay, from which place they were to embark on board the Ocean Queen, for Madras.
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SHIP-BUILDING IN BELFAST. -- We believe we will not run the risk of contradiction in asserting, that at few ports in the United Kingdom is the work of the shipwright performed more skillfully, neatly, or faithfully, than in Belfast, in the class of vessels built here; and it is to be regretted that more encouragement is not given to our naval architects, who, whether in the construction of new ships or in the execution of repairs, have attained a high degree of eminence. As a proof that "native manufacture" of this description does not enjoy that degree of favour to which it is entitled from our merchants, we have only to mention the fact, that, with very few exceptions, all the vessels launched at our port, for four or five years past, were on the builders' own account. During the same period, numerous ships of large burthen, and not a few schooners, brigs, &c., of North American build -- of the inferiority of which to our own we need not speak -- were added to the tonnage of the port, much to the injury of our ship-building trade. The only recommendation of the vessels sent here from Canada, New Brunswick, Prince Edward's Island, &c., and most of them merely put together "for as market." is their comparative cheapness; but we are greatly mistaken if the additions and repairs which they so often require, before being classed at Lloyd's, and the extra outlay for wear and tear afterwards, do not more than counterbalance any original saving in cost. We are sorry to find, too, that the building of a several large vessels, registered at our port, has been given to British shipwrights, in preference to those of Belfast, as, in this instance, cheapness could not have been the object. Our neighbours on the Foyle, who, until lately, were far behind us in this branch, are now the most prosperous ship-builders in Ireland -- thanks to their own enterprise and public spirit. We have now upon the stocks three vessels -- a barque, a brig, and a schooner (if we are correctly informed as to their intended rig), not one of which is building to order. Besides these, a fine brig, of about 170 tons register, and fully rigged, was launched from the slip of Messrs. Connell & Sons, on Friday last, and is the property of the builders. She is faithfully constructed vessel, well-finished, broad in the beam, and will carry a large cargo to her tonnage. She is named the John Cunningham, in compliment to one of the most influential and respected merchants of Belfast -- John Cunningham, jun., Esq. A dejeune was given on this occasion by the owners. She is intended for the foreign trade, and will make her first trip to the Baltic, for which destination she will sail in a few days. We are informed that this is the thirty-second vessel launched by the same firm since 1824. Among these, we may mention the following:-- The Brian Boroihme, Penninghame, Joseph P. Dobree, Don Juan, Brigand, Fanny, Hindoo East Indiaman), Victoria steamer, Aurora steamer, James Duncan, &c. &c.
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ULSTER BANKING COMPANY. -- We understand that the annual general meeting of the shareholders of the Ulster Banking Company was held yesterday, and that the report of the committee gave general satisfaction; and their recommendation that James Thompson Tennent, Esq., should be appointed Assistant-Director was unanimously agreed to. The following gentlemen were elected on the committee for the current year:-- Joseph Gillis, Esq.; Robert Gray, Esq.; Wm. Hunter, Esq.; David M'Cance, Esq.; Robert Workman, Esq.; John Dunville, Esq.; Thomas Greer, Esq.
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BELFAST PETTY SESSIONS.-- COMMITTALS, FOR TRIAL AT QUARTER SESSIONS.-- Catherine Mundell, for stealing a petticoat and umbrella, the property of Mr. George P. Wood, York Street; Daniel Conway, stealing three shirts, the property of Mary Turbett, of Ship Street; Patrick Smith, stealing copper, the property of Messrs. J. Mackensie & Co., Belfast, Distillery; Mary Anne Walker, stealing the sum of £2 17s. from the person of James Dingwell, seaman; Susan Martin, stealing a quilt, the property of J. M. Herd, Mary's Market, Townsend Street; Mary M'Cartan of Ballynahinch, stealing a £1 note and some silver from the person of Mr. Graham, Pay-master of Constabulary, in May's Market; John Kennedy, stealing fowls, the property of William Malcomson, Drumbo.
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DAHLIA SHOW IN THE BELFAST ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN. -- The following is a list of the prizes awarded at this show:-- For the first best twenty-four dahlias (variety named), H. Davis, Esq., Ogle's Grove Nursery. For the 2d best ditto, W. S. Hunter, Esq., Denneight. For the 1st best twelve ditto, H. Davis, Esq. For the 2d best ditto, H. T. Higginson, Esq., Lisburn. Whites. -- For the 1st best four, Mrs. Batt, Purdysburn. For the 2d best ditto, H. T. Higginson, Esq. Yellows. -- For the 1st best four, W. S. Hunter, Esq. For the 2d best ditto, Mrs. Batt. Tips and Stripes. -- For the 1st best six, R. Wright, Esq., Fortfield. For the 2d best ditto, H. T. Higginson, Esq. For the best seeding dahlia, of 1841, W. S. Hunter, Esq. Fruits. -- For the best pine apple, Mrs. Batt. For the 1st best two bunches grapes, John H. Houston, Esq. For 2d best ditto, Mrs. Batt. For the first best twelve dessert plums, W. S. Crawford, Esq., M.P. For the 2d best ditto, Hugh Moore, Esq. For the first best six peaches, from open wall, Hill Hamilton, Esq. For the 2d best ditto, James Boomer, Esq. For the 1st best melon, John Montgomery, Esq. For the 2d best ditto, Mrs. Gorman. For the first best twelve dessert pears, J. N. Richardson, Esq. For the 2d best ditto, Hugh Moore, Esq. For the first best twelve dessert apples, R. Gordon, Esq. For the 2d best ditto, R. Langtry, Esq. For Exhibition. -- H. Davis, Esq. -- A splendid box of twenty-four dahlias. Messrs. Scott, Brothers -- Two fine bouquets. R. Wright, Esq., Fortfield -- A basket of red currants. Mr. D. Morrison -- A pine apple. John Stevenson, Esq., Springfield -- Two baskets of apples. R. Gordon, Esq. -- Two baskets of apples. Mr. Hugh Rae, Killeen -- Two baskets of apples. Judges. -- Mr. John Scott, Belfast; Mr. L. Hume, Lurgan; Mr. Andrew Anderson, Lurgan; Mr. W. Henderson, Castle Dobbs.
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DROMORE. -- DINNER TO DR. M'CART, SECRETARY OF THE FARMING SOCIETY. -- On Tuesday evening last, the members of the Society, to the number of fifty, entertained at dinner, in Monro's Hotel, their Secretary, Dr. M'Cart, as a tribute to his private worth, and in grateful recognition of his official services, and his successful exertions in the cause of agricultural improvement. David Lindsay, Esq., J.P., of Ashfield, presided. The evening was spent in the most agreeable manner. Several excellent speeches, in reply to toasts, were delivered by the guest, Mr. Bankhead, Vice-President, Mr. Joseph Wilson, the Rev. Mr. Minnis, &c., &c.; and the observations of the President, in introducing the toasts, were appropriate and highly applauded.
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GREAYABBEY. -- DINNER TO HUGH MONTGOMERY, ESQ. -- The young heir of the Greyabbey estate -- Hugh Montgomery, Esq. -- was entertained ay dinner, by his tenantry, on Thursday evening, 22d inst., in a capacious pavilion erected for the purpose, and sufficiently capacious to accommodate a company of 200. The dinner and arrangements were under the skilful superintendence of Mrs. Barnes, of the Hotel, Greyabbey. The Hon. Colonel Ward occupied the chair, Mr. Hugh PAtterson acting as Vice-President. The festivities of the evening were enlivened by a number of excellent speeches, in response to the different toasts; and the company separated at a late hour, gratified with the scene in which they had borne a pleasing part. Mr. Montgomery lately attained his majority.
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NEWTOWNLIMAVADY. -- On Thursday last, Edmund C. Macnaghten, Esq., of Roe PArk, Newtownlimavady, entertained the labourers in his employment at a substantial dinner, on the occasion of the completion of his harvest. Mr. and Mrs. Macnaghten presided at the festive scene, and exerted themselves to the utmost to make their humble but delighted guests comfortable.
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TERRIFIC STORM IN DERRY, DONEGALL, AND ANTRIM. -- On last Tuesday night, this city and its neighbourhood, which were exempted from the thunder-storms which were experienced, during the summer, in most other parts of Ireland, experienced a severe visitation of the kind on Tuesday. On the north side of Glackmoor, in the parish of Templemore, there fell a shower of hail-stones which covered the ground a foot deep, and was accompanied with intense cold; while, on the south side, two immense water-spouts broke, and their contents were seen to descend the face of the mountain like avalanches of snow, and swept away a crop of oats in the valley beneath. At Drungan, below Quigley's Point, the swollen stream swept away two of the bridges by which it was spanned. Shortly after ten o'clock in the evening commenced the thunder-storm, which attained its greatest violence, we should think about midnight, and ceased in the morning. It seems that at Coleraine, where the storm raged with great fury, the lightening carried away the top of the south-east corner of the belfry of the town church, and broke one large stone into two, and drove another to a distance of about 100feet. It also shattered one of the windows of the church. In the townland of Cloyfin, near to Coleraine, there were two stooks of corn standing in separate fields burnt by the fluid, and the same occurred in the townland of Cavan, near to Bushmills. Between Ballymoney and Ballymena, in the townland of Craigs, it killed a cow, the property of a small farmer, and did much damage in the house of a weaver. Near to Newtowncunningham a man was rendered insensible by one of its strokes, but he has since recovered, -- Derry Journal.
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DONEGALL FARMING SOCIETY MEETING. -- The autumnal meeting of the Donegall Farming Society was held in Donegall, on Saturday last, the 17th instant. The Judges appointed were as follows:-- Black Cattle -- Johnston Mansfield, Esq., Killygordon; ---- Adamson, Esq.; and the Rev. Mr. Frith. Pigs -- Alexander Hamilton, Esq., Caxton; and Charles Johnston, Esq., Tullybrook. Horses -- Rev. Alex Montgomery and Robert Murdock, Esq. The successful candidates were:-- Mare and Foal -- 1st class, Thomas Brooke, Esq., Loughesk; 2d class, Mr. Andrew Macmunn. Bulls -- 1st class, Alexander Hamilton, Esq.; 2d class -- 1st, Mr. William Dixon; 2d, Mr. John Barnett. Cows 1st class, Alexander Hamilton, Esq.; 2d class -- 1st, Mr. Hugh Scott; 2d, Mr. Hugh Mulreany; 3d, Mr. Robert Mowbray. Two-year-old Heifers -- 1st class, Alexander Hamilton, Esq.; 2d class -- 1st, Mr. John Barnett; 2d, Mr. Hugh Mulreany. One-year-old Heifer -- 1st class, Alexander Hamilton, Esq.; 2d class -- 1st, Mr. Arthur Corscadden; 2d, Mr. John Barnett. Pigs -- Boars in Tyrhugh -- 1st, Mr. Barclay Loughlin; 2d, Mr. John Gallagher. Boars in Boylagh and Banagh -- 1st, Mr. Thomas Kerriogan; 2d. Mr. Thomas Scott. Sows in Tyrhugh -- 1st, John Hamilton, Esq.; 2d, Mr. Patrick Laughlan. Sows in Boylagh and Banagh -- 1st, Mr. James Kilday; 2d, Mr. John Scott. A challenge for six yearlings, between Thos. Brooke, Esq., and James Johnston, Esq., was decided in favour of the former. There was a marked improvement between the stock just exhibited and that of former years. After the exhibition, the members and their visitors dined in Mrs. Dillon's hotel. The dinner was excellent and the wines choice. The chair was filled by the President of the Society, John Hamilton, Esq, of St. Ernan's. -- Ballyshannon Herald.
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DINNER TO C. P. LESLIE, ESQ. OF GLASSLOUGH. -- We learn that the tenantry of the Glasslough estates purpose entertaining, in a magnificent style, on an early day, their young and popular landlord. The great hall of the flax-spinning factory, in the vicinity of the town, affording dining-room for 200 persons, is fixed upon the scene of festivity.
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NEWTOWNARDS. -- ALLEGED HOMICIDE BY A STEPFATHER. -- On Thursday the 23d instant, much excitement was created in this town, by the death of a young lad named Smyth, who was reported to have met his death from brutal ill-treatment by his step-father. An inquest was held on the body on Friday, by Dr. Tyrrell of Banbridge, coroner for the county of Down, and a respectable jury. However, after the examination of the body, by a medical gentleman of experience -- Dr. Simpson of Newtownards -- the charge against the person accused was clearly disproved, and the fact established that the boy had died from natural disease. The jury, after a brief consultation, returned a verdict in accordance with the evidence.
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SCARVAGH. -- ACCIDENTAL DROWNING. -- On the morning of Thursday the 22d instant, there was found floating in the Newry Canal, a short distance from this village, the body of a poor woman named Dollaghan, who acted in the capacity of sluice-keeper at one of the locks. It is conjectured that, while engaged in this occupation, she had missed her footing; and falling into the water when no one was near to afford assistance, was unfortunately drowned. A verdict to that effect was returned by the coroner's jury who held an inquisition on the body.
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ARRIVED, September 23. -- Laurel, M'Millan, Newcastle, general cargo; Mary and Joseph, Quin, Barleyhaven, herrings; Elizabeth, M'Ferran, Drogheda, stones; Louisa, Rippart, Wick, herrings; Courier, Stewart, Whitehaven, general cargo. -- 24. Commodore (steamer), Hardie, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Antelope (steamer), M'Pherson, Carlisle, goods and passengers; Devonshire (steamer), Higginson, Dublin, goods and passengers; Falcon (steamer), Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 26. Sisters, Gunn, Whitewall, herrings; Harmony, Finlayson, Wick, herrings. -- 26. Wingrove, Hughes, Glasgow, general cargo; Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers. -- 27. Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Rigby, Rigby, Liverpool, general cargo; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers; Janet, Savage, Lochryan, herrings.
SAILED, September 23. -- Triton, Carnell, London, general cargo; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 26. Zorgvliet, Berghuys, Liverpool, ballast; Devonshire (steamer), Mills, London, goods and passengers; Commodore (steamer), Hardie, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Gazelle, Kelly, Liverpool, general cargo. -- 27. Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers. -- 28. Antelope (steamer), M'Pherson, Carlisle, goods and passengers; Ruby, Rodgers, Larne, wheat.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Commodore, Hardie, to-day, at four o'clock, afternoon.
For Carlisle, the Antelope, M'Pherson, on Tuesday, at eight o'clock, evening.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Aurora, Anderson, on Monday, at eight o'clock, evening.
For Liverpool, from Strangford Lough, the Eclipse, on Thursday, September 29, at three o'clock, afternoon.
The Gipsy, of Belfast, Butler, from St. Petersburg, with tallow, hemp, and flaxseed. -- Alexander M'Donnell & Son, owners and consignees.
The Margaret Balfour, of Belfast, Baird, from Quebec, with fir timber, deals, battens, staves, and lathwood. -- Nicholas Fitzsimons, owner and consignee.
At Portsmouth from New York, 23d instant, H.M.S. Warspite.
At Liverpool from New York, 21st instant, the Countess of Arran, O'Brien.
At Liverpool from New York, 22d instant, the Cambridge, Barstow, and Siddons, Cobb.
At Liverpool from Monte Video, the Planter, of Belfast, James; sailed 25th June.
At Dublin from St. Petersburg, 24th instant, the Mary Stewart, of Derry, Webber, in fourteen days.
At Galway from Stockholm, 22d instant, the Temperance, of Belfast, Coey, in nineteen days; all well.
At New York from Liverpool, 21st instant, the Europe, Marshall.
At the Cape of Good Hope from Liverpool, the John, of Belfast.
At Mauritius from London, June 18th, the Amelia Mulholland, of Belfast, Dyet.
At Alicante from Port Talbot, 10th instant, the William, of Belfast, Montgomery.
At Bolderaa from London, 15th instant, the Rosebud, of Belfast, M'Cormick.
From Liverpool at Buenos Ayres, the Star, Clementson.
At Deal, 23rd instant, the Ranger, Davis, of and from Belfast, for London.
From Liverpool for New York, 25th instant, the Independence, Nye.
From Liverpool for Riga, 25th instant, the Regatta, of Belfast, Miller.
From Liverpool fro Riga, 24th instant, the Hammond, of Belfast, M'Nabb.
from Falmouth, for Rotterdam, 22d instant, the Sea Nymph, of Belfast, Gardner, last from Port-au-Prince.
From Troon for Alicante, 18th instant, the Cordelia, of Belfast, Hamilton.
From Southampton for Calcutta, 24th instant, the Hindostan steam-ship, Morsby.
From Liverpool for Jamaica, 24th instant, the Urgent, of Belfast, Harrison.
From Gibraltar for Denia, 10th instant, the Premier, Lee.
From Cork, 23d instant, the Christiana, of Belfast, for Liverpool from Bombay.
From Wick for Belfast, 20th instant, the Leslie, Bruce, with herrings.
From Wick for Newry, 20th instant, the Favourite, Davies, with herrings.
From Wick for Newry, 20th instant, the Lady Hood Mackenzie, Mackenzie.
From St. Petersburg for Newry, the Mary Wylie, of Kincairn -- passed Wick Bay 19th instant.
From Tobermory, 19th instant, the Albion, Williamson, from Shetland for Belfast.
From Cardiff for this port, 24th Instant, the Royal Victoria, M'Ferran.
From Demerara for Greenock, the Sarah, of Belfast, Harper -- has put into Belfast Lough, windbound.
From Cronstadt for this port, 24th instant, the Mary Scott, Scott.
At Liverpool, the Horatio, of Belfast, Hamill, for Malta.
The Industry, from Sligo for Quebec, 6th instant, in lat. 47., long. 6., by the William Brougham, arrived in the Downs.
The Ann, from Londonderry for Mauritius, 15th instant, long. 8., by the Civility, arrived at Bideford.
DONAGHADEE, September 21. -- The schooner Native, of Carrickfergus, from Whitehaven, got on the rocks at the Cairn Point, Copeland Island, but got off next tide; it is reported that she received no damage.
The Troughton, Coates, from London for Petersburg, was wrecked on the coast of Sweden, 12th instant; crew saved; part of cargo expected to be saved.
KILCUMMIN, September 21. -- The brigantine Pink, of Belfast, went ashore on a rock, near Rock Alrick, in Killala Bay, on the evening of the 19th. She struck heavily during the night, and unshipped her rudder; and next day she was got afloat by the Coast Guard, and towed in safety to Killala Roads, with the maintopmast rigged as a rudder.
The schooner Cheiftan, of Belfast, Porter, from North Shields to Jamaica, put into Ramsgate 25th instant, with loss of jib-boom and figure-head, and damage to cut-water, &c., by the Yar, of Sunderland, g
getting athwart her hawse, in Dover Roads.
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, May 30. -- The Galatea, Munro, from London, and Arion, Roberts, which were on shore in Table Bay, 20th instant, have got off, the former without damage; the latter has been condemned, and will be sold.
ELSINORE, September 17. -- The Mary Bain, from Newcastle to Stettin, was wrecked on Anholt Reef, 5th instant; crew saved.
SHIPWRECK OF A RUSSIAN MAN-OF-WAR. -- The following is a translated extract of a letter dated Christiansand, September 15, 1842, addressed to Mr. Dahl, of the firm of Ferguson, Davidson & Co., merchants, of Leith:-- "The dullness here (Christiansand) has been interrupted by the Ingermanland, having been wrecked on the night preceding the 12th instant, on the small rock called Groningen, about two English miles off this place. The weather was fearful, a severe gale blowing from the east, with a heavy sea. About half-past ten o'clock on Sunday evening (the 11th), we heard uninterrupted firing of heavy cannon, which continued till two A.M., the following day. Twice during the night the Government steam-packet North Cape was sent out to discover the cause, as also several pilot cutters; but it appears the ship had got off the rock and driven rapidly to the westward, so that they did not see her. On Tuesday morning, accounts were received that a line-of-battle ship was drifting west of the Naze, and the Government steam-packet was again sent out; and, having come up with her about thirty-six English miles west of the Naze, she succeeded in saving 150 of the crew. By crafts from Mandahl and Farsund, 300 men and several of the officers had been previously saved. The captain of the ship had been among the first to leave the vessel, and in her was his lady, who remained on board, and was subsequently saved by on eof the Mandahl boats. The merchants at Mandahl, at their own expense, fitted up and sent off two vessels, which saved as many of the Russians as they could carry, until the steamer arrived and took off the remainder, It is said the crew consisted of 969 men, of whom above 500 are saved; but this requires confirmation. The ship is now drifting with two anchors out, which were let go when she struck, in the hope of keeping her near the rock. The Ingermanland is now lying with her deck level with the water, the fore and main mast gone, and only her mizen standing. She is in a very dangerous place for shipping, being in the direct track. Should she get as far as the reef, or Skajerack, she may ride there during the winter, should her anchors hold. Her guns were all thrown overboard." [Ten of the crew of the Russian ship were saved by the brig Gipsy, of Belfast, Captain Butler, which has arrived here from Petersburg.]
NEW YORK, Sept. 3. -- The Westchester, Ferris, from Liverpool, is ashore at Hempstead Beach -- crew and passengers (279) saved. The vessel is expected to be got off.
ELSINORE, Sept. 18. -- The ship William, Captain Coppen, from Dundee, which cleared out here to-day, on her voyage from Dundee to Narva, picked up, near Lindesnas, nine Russian sailors, part of the crew of a Russian ship-of-the-line at the distance of three miles, and observed some men who had clambered up the sides. A Norwegian steamer was going to save the people.
MARGATE, Sept. 26. -- The Susan, from Liverpool to London, got on Margate Sands this morning, during a gale from the eastward, and sank; crew saved.
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LIGHT AT SANTIAGO DE CUBA. -- The following information has been received by her Majesty's Government:-- "A revolving light has been established about a quarter of a mile to the eastward of the entrance of the harbour of Santiago de Cuba. The light is elevated 244 feet above the sea, and may be seen at the distance of about twenty miles."
NEW LIGHTHOUSE IN THE MORAY FRITH. -- The Sheriff of Aberdeenshire and the engineer to the Northern lighthouse Board have been recently making arrangements for the erection of a lighthouse at Craighead, near Lossiemouth, and in the vicinity of Haliman's Scares, a set of dangerous rocks well known to the traders on that coast. The erection of this useful building is to be proceeded with early in the ensuing spring.
PORTA PRAYO, ST. JAGO. -- A spirited individual has, at considerable expense, conducted the water to the beach at this place, so that it can be filled with great facility, and be obtained in a good state for ships' use. Merchant vessels are supplied by rafting by the boatmen, who charge 3d. for a large cask.
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The captain and crew of the schooner Eliza Anne, on board which 28,000 lbs. of contraband tobacco were found last week, were brought up for trial on Saturday. The prisoners, who were not defended by counsel or solicitor, pleaded guilty, and, in default of paying £100 penalty, were sentenced to six months' imprisonment. -- Ibid.
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