The Banner of Ulster - 4 November, 1842
On the 2d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Hanna, the Rev. WILLIAM ROSSBOROUGH, Minister of the First Presbyterian Congregation, Rathfriland, to MARGARET, only daughter of the late Mr. Charles M'Alester, Merchant, of this town.
On the 29th ult., in St. Anne's Church, by the Rev. A.C. Macartney, Mr. ROBERT HANNA, to Miss RACHEL WOODS, both of this town.
On the 3d of October, at the English Church, Alexandria, by the Rev. J. Winder, in the presence of the Consul -- General, and the other diplomatic authorities, JAMES LILBURN, Esq., M.D., her Britannic Majesty's consul for the Island of Cyprus, to MARY, only daughter of Stephen Wooldridge, Esq., of Chichester.
On the 21st ult., Mr. ROBERT GRAHAM, of Ballydown, to SARAH, youngest daughter of Mr. Hugh Adams, cattle-dealer, near Banbridge
On the 26th ult., at his house in Carrickfergus, WILLIAM DUNCAN DAVYS WILSON, Esq., M.D., High Sheriff of the county of the town of Carrickfergus.
At his residence, Springfield, near Londonderry, on Sunday, 30th October, in the fifty-seventh year of his age, of inflammatory dropsy, Mr. JAMES MACAULAY, much and deservedly regretted.
Oct. 31st, at Monaghan, of scarlatina, after a few days' illness, ANN JOSEPHINE, second daughter of Maurice Brunell, Esq.
On Tuesday morning last, Sergeant CHURCHHILL, of the Portrush Constabulary -- an active and untiring individual in his station.
On the 25th ult., at Tullygirvin, aged forty-four years, Miss MINNIS, of Lisdoonan.
On the 23d ult., of consumption, MARY, third daughter of Mr. William Finlay of Ravarnet, near Hillsborough.
At Springhill, near Greyabbey, on the 27th ult., Mrs. MARY MILLIN, wife of the late Mr. Henry Millin, in the sixty-ninth year of her age.
At Donaghadee, on the 28th October, aged twenty-four years, MARGARET M'HEAG, after a protracted illness.
IRISH LAW APPPOINTMENTS -- SIR E. SUGDEN. -- The cause of the long delay in regard to the announcement of the law arrangements has transpired. It appears that Sir. E. Sugden, exercising the influence to which he is entitled as Lord Chancellor, has required that a leading practitioner of the Chancery Bar, Mr. W. Brooke, should obtain the rank of Sergeant-at-Law, on the same principle established by Sir Edward in the well-known case of Sergeant Warren. Mr. Brewster had been selected by Lord de Grey. In consequence of this difference, there has been much delay and negotiation; but it is considered likely that Sir Edward Sugden will carry his point. Indeed, it is generally believed that Mr. W. Brooke has already received an intimation of his appointment. -- Correspondent of Morning Chronicle.
At length Mr. Blackburne is gazetted to the Rolls; Mr. T. B. C. Smith is Attorney-General; Mr. Greene, Solicitor; and the Evening Mail states that Mr. Brooke (William, of course) is to be Sergeant. Mr. Litton was also this day sworn in as Master in Chancery. He has appointed his nephew, Edward Thomas Litton, Esq., as his examiner. -- Statesman of Tuesday.
Lord Stanley, who is now at Knowsley Park, is shortly expected in Ireland, on a visit to his estates in the county of Tipperary.
IRISH BANKRUPT. -- John Bransfield of Cork, tanner, dealer, and chapman; to surrender on Friday the 11th November, and on Friday the 9th of December.
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TRIAL OF JAMES GRAY OF BALLIBAY FOR PERJURY.
Dublin, Saturday, October 29.
James Gray of Ballibay, in the county Monaghan, was indicted for that he, upon the 14th day of February, 1842, did commit perjury in an affidavit sworn by him before the Right Hon. Judge Radcliffe, in a cause pending in the Prerogative Court, entitled "Robert Bradford a. -- Stewart, wife of William Stewart."
Mr. BREWSTER stated the case. He said that from its complexity it was necessary to mention a few of the facts. A person of the name of Moses Bradford died in the year 1840, and it appears that, after his death, two wills, purporting to be made by him, were produced, one of which was supposed to be a forgery, and the other genuine. Under the supposed forgery, the prisoner and his father, Mr. Samuel Gray, became entitled to considerable benefits. It subsequently occurred that those wills became the subject of a trial in the country and a suit in the Ecclesiastical Court in Dublin, which suit was the matter they (the jury) had to deal with. The person litigant was a Mr. Bradford Stewart, and the other parties were a Mr. Robert Bradford, and the Grays, father and son. After the suit was pending some time, Bradford declined defending it, and Samuel Gray and the prisoner consented to conduct it, as the impugnants, upon their own behalf, and consequently became the sole impugnants. Gray's first step was to present a petition to Judge Radcliffe to be allowed to carry on the case in forma pauperis, to do which he was obliged to make an affidavit stating he was not worth five pounds in the world. It became (if possible) the promovent's duty to show that such a statement was unfounded, because, if it were true, he could not, if he was successful in the suit, recover costs from Gray, and also because the Grays would have a power of protracting and increasing the expenses (as they would not be liable for them). For that reason Bradford Stewart made an affidavit stating his belief that Gray's statement in his affidavit was untrue, upon which the learned judge of the Ecclesiastical Court found difficulty in the case, and was inclined to refuse the application. James Gray (the prisoner) then made a further affidavit, going through Bradford's denying it, and persisting in his former assertion as to his poverty and his father's. It was upon that document the present indictment was founded. It was sworn upon the 14th of February, 1842, and in it he denied having stated to one James Cunningham that he was possessed of certain property. There was a certain deed of conveyance, which he in his affidavit swears he had not in his possession, that he endeavoured to procure a copy of it, but was unsuccessful. You, gentlemen, can have no doubt that this a material question, as the success of the ecclesiastical cause depended upon his litigating the case without expense. The learned Judge was not satisfied, and insisted upon calling for the deed. Gray produced a copy (as he said) of it; but, it having been ascertained to be registered, it naturally occurred to those conducting the promovent's case to examine the registry, in order to test the copy's accuracy. The anticipated result ensued, and very material differences were found between the deed and memorial. The original was then called for, to see if it was, as the memorial represented it to be, one conferring property upon the prisoner James Gray. What did he do? He engrossed his copy, and went about to the witnesses of the original, and prevailed upon them to execute it, stating it was an exact copy of the original deed, which was mislaid. One of the witnesses of that bona fide deed was a Mr. Robert Dickson, who subsequently went to America. His name was also put to the feigned document, which was of course a forgery. It was upon the allegations in that affidavit the present indictment was framed. He (Mr. Brewster) would now prove the case, and leave it in their hands.
An officer of the Prerogative Court, and two proctors in the case of "Bradford v. Stewart," were examined, and proved several documents.
James Cunningham and Moses Bradford deposed to acknowledgments made by James Gray that he had property in Castleblayney. The former admitted that he might have said he would persecute all the Grays until he put them out of the way; and the latter confessed that he had been charged with robbery.
Their Lordships adjourned the case until Tuesday morning.
The Judges came into court at half-past ten o'clock, and, on the jury panel being called over, it was found that William Kelsh, one of the jurors, was absent; half an hour elapsed before he made his appearance, and when he did, the Chief Baron directed that he should be fined £10, for delaying the business of the Court. The examination of witnesses was resumed. After the case for the Crown closed.
Mr. Justice BURTON said he did not think there was any legal evidence that the will benefitted the prisoner; therefore the first part must fall to the ground. The other branch of the case was upon conversations had with the prisoner. He (Judge Burton) would be glad to hear the assigns upon which that, the only remaining part of the case depended.
The indictment was then gone through, count after count, and the Court ruled they were all bad, as what a person said in conversation could not be given in evidence against him on a charge of perjury, in contradiction to an affidavit.
The prisoner was acquitted by the direction of the Court.
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HENRY STREET POLICE OFFICE.
DUBLIN, Saturday. -- The following strange application was made to Messrs. Studdart & Duffy, the presiding magistrates. A person, of gentlemanly appearance, presented himself before the bench, and stated that he wished to make an application to the magistrates. The applicant was a most intelligent-looking individual, and apparently between fifty and sixty years old. Mr. Duffy -- What is the nature of your application? Applicant -- My name is the Rev. Henry Hayden, and I have resided several years in Nova Scotia. I returned to this country in the latter end of 1839, and went to reside with my family in the county of Down. I resided there from October, 1839, till about May, 1840;and, having business in town, I came with my wife and daughter to Dublin, and resided with them in lodgings at 13, Upper Steven Street, for about a month. At the expiration of the month, my wife and daughter proposed to return home; and they, accordingly, went to the coach-office, to take places. The next day they left me to proceed to the country. They did not go, however, but went to Dr. Harty, with whom they had a conversation relative to me, with the view of entrapping me into a lunatic asylum. During the time I was in Canada, my wife received the interest of £1,000, by power of attorney which I gave to her. The interest was, however, suffered to run in arrear; and, having got into the hands of a person who had formerly been Sheriff of the county of Down, a lawsuit was instituted for its recovery; and, after three years' litigation, my wife recovered about £130 of the money, some of which I believe was expended on the education of my children. Having recovered the interest, they imagined it would be a comfortable thing to get the principal also in their hands; but I could not afford this; and, having no means to support myself in Canada, I was obliged to resort to my pen. I wrote works on Astronomy, Philosophy, the Prophecies, and other subjects; and, by this means, supported myself respectably. At the time I resided in Dublin I lost a watch; and, shortly after my wife and daughter left me, some persons were sent to me from Dr. Harty, under the pretence that they had found the watch, but it was only to entrap me. Those men said they were Police officers. Shortly after, they brought me to a house in Dorset Street, where they said Dr. Harty was. I went there, and saw Dr. Harty, who told me Major Brown was anxious to see me. I asked who Major Brown was, and he said he was the Chief of Dublin police, and that my wife and daughter had been telling him that I was extravagent in laying out my money on books, prints, and other things. I told him (Dr. Harty) I had spent no money except my own -- £20 -- and that no one had any right to interfere with me on the subject. Dr. Harty insisted on my going before Major Brown, as my wife and daughter were waiting for me. I asked him where Major Brown lived, and he said in the Lower Castle-yard. Instead of going to the Castle-yard, I perceived we were on the Circular-road. I told Dr. Harty he had made a mistake, when he replied, "Oh, no; the Major has a country seat at Finglass." We then went on; and on arriving at a house, the Doctor walked to the door, at which he knocked, and said to the footman, " Here is a gentleman who is coming on a visit to Major Brown." I was thrust inside the door, out of which I never put my foot for seventeen months; and, during that time, I was treated barbarously. Several attorneys and lawyers came to me, and, before I could procure my liberty, they compelled me to sign deeds, conveying all my property to Col. Chester, my wife's brother. Mr. Studdart -- And what is the object of your present application? Mr. Hayden -- My object is to have him bound over to keep the peace, for, if he discovers that I am about to take law proceedings against him, he may entrap me again. Mr. Duffy -- we feel bound to grant you a summons; and, in the meantime, an application can be made to Major Brown, to ascertain the fact if he (Major Brown) authorised Doctor Harty to use his name on the occasion. Mr. Studdart -- Allow me to ask where you came from now? Mr. Hayden -- From Kilkeel, county of Down. Mr. Studdart -- If you attend here on Monday the matter will be investigated in the presence of Doctor Harty. On making inquiry realtive to the Rev. Mr. Hayden, we obtained the following particulars respecting him: -- He is the son of a gentleman named Hayden, who was formerly in partnership with a gentleman named Rivers. They kept one of the most extensive and flourishing establishments in Ireland, and carried on business at Waterford under the firm of "Hayden, Rivers & Co." The rev. gentleman was remarkable for his learning and research in literary and philosophical pursuits, and also for his exemplary life and conduct. He went some years ago to Canada, on the mission, but our informant lost sight of him about that time, and knew nothing whatever about him since that period, nor did he see him since, till he made the above strange application. On Monday, Dr. Harty appeared, to answer a complaint for having put him in terror of his life, and for his (the complainant's) being under the apprehension of being seized on by said defendant a second time, and confined in a lunatic asylum. Colonel Brown stated that he had never given Dr. Harty authority to use his name. Dr. Harty said he had been applied to by Mr. Hayden's wife and daughter, as they thought him labouring under insanity. He considered him unfit to manage his own affairs. Two of the magistrates thought Dr.Harty entitled to an unconditional dismiss, and the third (Duffy) was of a contrary opinion, there being no evidence of Mr. Hayden's insanity, and Dr. Harty having acted in a very illegal manner. Dr. Harty mentioned that two legal gentlemen were cognizant of Mr. Hayden's state of mind. The case was then dismissed. Mr. Hayden expressed his intention to bring the matter before the Queen's Bench. -- Abridged from the Dublin papers.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF ASKING A BLESSING AT MEALS.
The following anecdote, given in Wodrow's "History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland," by Dr. Burns, shows that the persecuted Presbyterians, before the Revolution, were generally reputed for practical piety: -- "In 1684, the commander of a party employed in Renfrewshire, to hunt out those who refused to submit to the yoke of Prelacy, sent two of his men to collect information concerning the Laird of Duchal and his lady. The two spies went to the residence of the Scottish chieftain, and applied to the lady for quarters, pretending that they were persecuted Covenanters. The lady ordered them to the barn, and sent a mess of porridge for their supper. They fell to eating the food without asking a blessing. The servant, from this circumstance, conceived suspicion that they were not of the right kind. The lady was sorely afraid, and laid her fears before her husband. Duchal brought the two soldiers to the front of the house, and, in the presence of all his domestics, inflicted discipline by the horse-whip on the 'rebellious Whigs,' as he pretended, on their own averment, to consider them, and who had thus, by a crafty device, attempted to bring him into trouble. After the whipping, he bound them hand and foot, and threw them into the old vault of Duchal Castle, where they remained till the commander came and relieved the pseudo-Covenanters."
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On Friday the 21st of October, the anniversary of the victory of Trafalgar in 1845, the Victory, which lies in Portsmouth harbour as the ordinary guard-ship, was, as usual, the scene of an annual festival. A grand dinner was given on board, at which the Admiral presided. All the men who survive of those who stood the brunt of the battle dine on board. Two of the Victory's own crew remain -- William Booth, one of the boys in Nelson's ward-room, and now boatwain's mate, and Philip Farrow, who stood by one of the guns. Others have been appointed from the Royal Sovereign to the Victory; among them, Mr. Hughes, the gunner, and Mr. Cator, the additional acting master.
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BELFAST CORPORATION. -- FIRST MEETING OF ALDERMEN AND TOWN COUNCILLORS.
On Tuesday last, the first meeting of the newly-elected Aldermen and Town Councillors for this borough took place in the Town Hall, Police Buildings. The meeting was convened for the purpose of electing a Mayor, Town Clerk, and other municipal officers of minor note, and for the transaction of incidental business. Alderman Hamilton, in virtue of his standing at the head of the poll on his election, presided. The attendance of the Corporation, as well as of spectators, was numerous. The following are the names of the Aldermen and Town Councillors present: -- Messrs. William Hamilton, George Dunbar, Samuel Nelson, Joseph Abbott, Samuel Graeme Fenton, Edward Walkington, Adam Hill, Jonathan Cordukes, Robert Magee, Hutchinson Posnett, William M'Connell, Joseph Young, John Black, Martin Harper, John Jackson, John Kane, William M'Gee, William Ewart, John Cuddy, Robert S. Lepper, John Clarke, John Potts, Samuel Vance, Samuel M'Causland, Matthew Black, Robt. F. Gordon, Thomas L.Stewart, Samuel Thomson, John Lindsay, Samuel Gelston, William Carson, George Suffern, James Crawford, John Harrison.
Mr. MONTGOMERY, Town Clerk, read the official return of the municipal officers already elected -- each of whom then handed in his qualifications. Mr. M. explained the objects for which the meeting had been called.
Alderman HAMILTON briefly addressed the assembly. He said it would not be necessary for him to occupy much of their time, as Mr. Montgomery had already mentioned the business they had been brought together to transact. He felt deeply indebted to his fellow-townsmen for the honour they had conferred upon him, in raising him to the position which he now occupied -- a position which, certainly, he had not expected to fill. He pledged himself to endeavour to discharge his duties faithfully, and to the satisfaction of those who had elected him. He considered that any speech from him, on the present occasion, was altogether unnecessary. A speech had but two objects -- first, to produce an effect on the audience; secondly, to communicate information to them. It was not requisite, however, that he should attempt to accomplish either of these objects, in an assembly composed, as this was, of so large a portion of the intelligence and respectability of the town. The first and principal duty which they had to discharge to-day was the election of a Mayor; and he felt confident that, in the performance of this duty, they would choose a gentleman fully qualified to discharge the functions of that responsible and honourable situation.
Councillor S. THOMSON said that the office of Mayor was one of much responsibility and high importance; and, in selecting a gentleman to fill it, they should choose one who was calculated, by his station, influence, and general qualifications for the office, to give satisfaction to the inhabitants of Belfast. Holding those views, he felt great pleasure in having the honour to propose for the Mayoralty a gentleman who was well known to all present, and whose public and private character was altogether unimpeachable. As a representative of their town in Parliament, he had been tried, and had gained the esteem of all classes of the community; and he had no doubt that, if elected to the office for which he was now proposed, he would gain equal respect, and discharge its duties with fidelity and impartiality. Without further detaining the meeting, he begged leave to propose George Dunbar, Esq., for the office of Mayor. (Hear, and applause.) He was confident that, on the expiry of his term of office, they would have no reason to regret the choice they had made. (Hear.)
The motion was seconded by Councillor S.G. FENTON, and carried without a dissentient voice.
The MAYOR then took the chair, which Alderman HAMILTON had vacated.
The MAYOR thanked his brother corporators for the honour they had conferred upon him, for which he felt indebted. Highly as he esteemed the compliment, it was, in his opinion, much enhanced by the handsome manner in which it had been bestowed. It had been conferred upon him unsolicited, for he had studiously absented himself from all public meetings that had taken place since first they had begun to discuss the subject of the appointment of Mayor. He had never asked, from any municipal elector, a single vote in favour of his election. (Hear, hear.) For a time, he had the high honour of representing their town in Parliament, and he trusted, and had good reason to flatter himself, that in that capacity he had gained the respect of his fellow-citizens; and he hoped that he would continue, in the office to which they had elected him -- the highest connected with the Corporation -- to deserve their confidence. Wanting their confidence and esteem, the honour would not only be valueless in his eyes, but would become, in fact, a burden which he would not be willing to bear. He would not, had he consulted his personal comfort and convenience, be standing in the position he now occupied; but he felt that it was the duty of every one among them to take his share of the public business of the Corporation. As it had been their pleasure to elect him to the Mayoralty, he assured them that he would endeavour, to the utmost of his power and judgement, to carry out the object and spirit of the Act of Parliament; and, in the discharge of the important duties imposed upon him, he trusted -- indeed he was confident -- he would receive the cordial co-operation of those who had chosen him. (Hear, hear.) It was while he was in Parliament, as one of the members for their town, that the Municipal Act had passed; and he must admit that he had given to it his strenuous opposition; and, since it had come into operation, his observation of its effects elsewhere had given him no reason to change his opinion of the measure. When he saw that all attempts to prevent its passing through the Commons would be thrown away, he did all that was in his power to have Belfast placed among the towns in schedule B, instead of standing in schedule A, in which case the inhabitants would have had the option of refusing to have a Corporation. In that effort, however, as in his previous hostility to the Bill, he had been defeated. He did not think that anything had since occurred which furnished any cause to make him regret the course he had then adopted. Now, however, that the Irish Municipal Act had become the law of the land, he hoped no one who knew him could suppose, although he had strenuously opposed it in every stage, that he could so far yield to any weakness of feeling, as to wish that it might fail in its operation. (Hear, hear.) He assured them that he would throw no obstacle in its way, to prevent its being fully carried out; for he looked upon it as his own duty, as well as the duty of every good and loyal citizen, to assist in carrying out the intentions of the Government. (Hear, hear.) They might rest satisfied that, in affording that assistance to the Legislature, they would best consult their own interest. He would endeavour, with the aid of his brother corporators, to carry out the provisions of the Act, and to make it, so far as might be possible, palatable to the town of Belfast. (Hear, hear.) He would have been inclined to refuse acceptance of the office to which he had been called, for one reason -- namely, the misrepresentation to which the conduct of public officers was liable. In his case, however, he trusted that some indulgence would be extended towards him; and that his errors might be attributed to the head, and not to the heart. (Hear, hear.) However, no matter how desirous he might be to secure the respect and good wishes of his fellow-townsmen, no fear of forfeiting their respect should ever deter him from the performance of what he felt to be a duty, convinced, as he was, that the man who thus acted would have the approbation of his own conscience as well as the esteem of the public. (Hear, hear.) There was one thing connected with his appointment which to him was a matter of deep regret -- namely, that the wishes of the noble, respected, and excellent lord of the sod, with respect to the Mayoralty, could not be carried out. (Hear, hear.) This was not the proper place or time for entering upon that subject; but he must say that but one feeling prevailed -- the feeling that, if it had been possible to carry into effect the wishes of Lord Donegall, the concession would have been due to him from his tenantry. Had his Lordship's nephew (Mr. Verner) been elected to the situation which he (Mr. Dunbar) now occupied, he (Mr. D.) was satisfied, from the highly efficient manner in which he had discharged the duties of Sovereign of Belfast, that he would have filled the office of Mayor with credit to himself and with advantage to the town. In conclusion, he would beg to add, that he hoped, on the expiration of his term of office, to retire with unanimous approval of his conduct by the Council, as well as by his fellow-townsmen. (Applause.)
The TOWN CLERK mentioned that, in two wards -- St. Anne's and St. George's -- two gentlemen had polled equal numbers. It would, therefore, be advisable, before proceeding farther, to decide which two of the four were to be chosen Aldermen.
It was then moved by Councillor WM.M'Gee, M.D., and seconded by Councillor CARSON, that Mr. John Cuddy should be Alderman in St. George's ward. Councillor M'GEE intimated that Mr. Martin Harper had expressed a wish to retire in favour of Mr. Cuddy.
The motion passed unanimously.
The difficulty in St. Anne's ward was got over by a ballot being taken to decide the claims of Mr. R. F. Gordon and Mr. J. Clarke. The former was declared an Alderman of the ward by a majority of two -- seventeen having voted for him and fifteen for Mr. Clarke.
Councillor M'GEE rose to bring a matter of importance before the meeting. One of the first things they had to consider was, how to conduct the business of the Corporation with economy; and he had little doubt that the gentlemen who surrounded him, and who were known to conduct their own business well, would also conduct the business of the public efficiently. Already, the town was taxed too heavily; and there was even a prospect of the taxation being increased, by a new bill of which a notice had appeared in the newspapers. Expenses would thereby be entailed, over which, in their corporate character, they would have no control whatever. (Hear.) They would endeavour, at the very outset, to establish a principle of economy, as it would shortly become necessary for them to strike a borough rate. He would, therefore, propose that no salary should be attached to the office of Mayor. As they had been designated a Conservative corporation, he trusted they would be conservative of the public purse -- which would be the most effectual means they could take of disarming their opponents. (Hear.)
The motion was seconded by Councillor YOUNG.
Councillor S. THOMSON moved the postponement of the question, which he regarded as premature.
Councillor KANE agreed with Councillor M'Gee that they should husband their resources; but he also concurred with Councillor Thomson in thinking the motion premature.
Councillor M'GEE would press his motion to a division. The matter should be settled at once.
Councillor CLARKE thought so, too. They should endeavour to remove the unfavourable impression which had gone abroad respecting them, by an observance of the strictest economy. The payment of a salary to the Mayor was a subject that should not be entertained, in the present burthened state of the town.
Alderman HAMILTON read a petition, praying that the Corporation should observe strict economy.
Councillor STEWART concurred with Dr. M'Gee; and Councillor NELSON thought the question was introduced too early. He did not care for the pressure either from within or without.
Councillor HARRISON stated that it had been understood, at a meeting on the previous evening, that no salary should be paid to the Mayor; but the Corporation were not tied down to this, or prevented from allowing whatever expenses might be necessarily incurred by that officer. He thought that the honour of the office ought amply to repay the person elected to it.
After some observations from Councillor LINDSAY, who regarded Dr. M'Gee's motion as premature,
Councillor S. THOMSON moved that the motion be postponed.
This was seconded by Councillor KANE.
Councillor POSNETT held the same view as did Councillor M'Gee.
The Mayor said it would be indelicate in him to say anything in connexion with the subject before the meeting. An observation. however, which had fallen from a Councillor, rendered it necessary for him to say a word, as it might be supposed that he had made terms with a meeting, as to the conditions on which he would accept office. He must state distinctly, that he did not attend the meeting. If he had, he would have acted as he now did. He had heard of the intention to elect him as Mayor; but, had had anyone broached the subject to him about salary, or the withholding of it, he would not have said a word about the matter. He would have told him, that, if he accepted the office, he would accept it as an honour, but he would not have permitted terms to be made with him. (Hear, hear.)
The amendment was then put by the Mayor, and negatived, on which the original motion was put and carried.
A committee was then nominated, for the purpose of providing a suitable place for the future meetings of the Corporation.
On the motion of Councillor LEPPER, the three next quarterly meetings were fixed for 1st February, 1st May, 1st August.
In answer to Councillor S.Thomson, Mr. A. MONTGONERY said, he could not tell what expense the Corporation had incurred for printing. He thought that the borough rate of 3d. in the pound, which they were now entitled to strike, would not do much more than cover the costs of the annual revision. With respect to the Town-Clerkship, he might suppose, from what had fallen from Councillor Harrison, that that matter had also been settled at the meeting referred to. Now, he did not wish to resign the situation; but his means, he must say, placed him above the necessity of begging it from any one. He was willing either to continue in the office or to retire, and he wished to know the intention of the Corporation with regard to him.
After some further discussion, Councillors Lepper, M'Gee, and Posnett, were appointed a committee to inquire into the expenses incurred by the Corporation.
The Treasurership of the Corporation was, after a good deal of discussion, left open to the competition of all the Banking Companies in town.
Councillor NELSON moved the appointment of Mr. John Bates as Town-Clerk and Solicitor of the Corporation.
Councillor FENTON seconded the motion.
A motion of adjournment of this question was made by Councillor BLACK, and supported by Councillor KANE; but, on a division, was negatived.
Councillor STEWART proposed, as another amendment, that Mr. J.K. Jackson be appointed Town-Clerk.
This amendment was seconded and put forth from the chair, but negatived by a large majority.
The original motion was then put and agreed to, and Mr. Bates was consequently declared elected as Town-Clerk, amid loud applause.
On the motion of Councillor KANE, seconded by Alderman HAMILTON, the best thanks of the Council were voted to Mr. Montgomery, for the efficient and proper discharge of his duties as Town-Clerk, and for the kind and liberal spirit which he had exhibited on all occasions.
Mr. MONTGOMERY returned thanks, and was very sorry that the Council had not given him a more substantial token of their approval of his conduct, by re-electing him to the office which he had held.
Thanks were then returned to Alderman Hamilton, for his very proper conduct in the chair, previous to its being taken by the Mayor.
The meeting then adjourned until Monday next.
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THE NEW BRIDGE. -- The works of the new bridge over the Lagan, despite occasional delays from bad weather, are progressing rapidly towards completion. The range-walls and foot-paths will shortly be proceeded with, and the road-way will, ere long, be in a fit state for traffic. In the course of a few weeks, the temporary channel for the river, on the County Down side, will be closed up, and replaced by a substantial bulwark of "dead-work" -- the coffer-dam being, of course, removed in the interval, and the waters of the Lagan flowing in a portion of their accustomed bed. A few evenings since, a high tide found ingress over the barrier, but without doing any serious injury.
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GAMBLE'S WOOLENDRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT, HIGH STREET. -- This is a house which has gained a secure and permanent popularity, by the only means by which public favour can be retained -- namely, the genuine quality of every article offered for sale, and the moderate profits sought for by the proprietor. We observe that Mr. Gamble has just completed his winter stock, which, we believe, will be found to comprise every thing in his line that taste, comfort, and economy require. We respectfully call attention to his advertisement.
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INSOLVENT DEBTOR'S COURT. -- CARRICKFERGUS, 29th October,1842. -- William Henry Curran, Esq., entered the Court, which was much crowded, shortly after ten o'clock. There were seventy-five petitions (a more than ordinary number) put forward for hearing, and against these thirty oppositions were entered. The only case in which much interest was created was that of Joseph Hunter, who was opposed by Edward Campbell, Esq., and two others. It appeared by the testimony of the witnesses brought to sustain the opposition, that insolvent, at the death of his co-partner and uncle, early in May last, was left in a state of embarrassment, and had, very shortly previous thereto, a meeting of the creditors of the firm, when a composition was offered, and accepted of by all the creditors, with the exception of those now opposing. The grounds alleged against insolvent were -- suppression of property and undue preference. The opposing creditors, however, failed in establishing such a case; and the insolvent was entitled to a free discharge, the Court refusing to appoint any of the opposing creditors assignee. The number of attorneys attending was even more numerous than usual. All the cases were disposed of by four o'clock, and there were left in prison -- Patrick Daly, William Ravenhill, Charles Edward M'Cune, Robert Wylie, Robert Irvine, whose petitions were dismissed; John Kelly, order for hearing discharged; and the following were remanded; -- Charles Hennesey, for two months; John Irwin, for four months; Timothy Nesbitt, for five months; David Dunlop, five months; Henry Jamison, for nine months; and Robert Smithson, for ten months. The learned Commissioner gave an awful picture of the depravity of the tribes of pensioners who came before him, in the expectation of obtaining the aid of the Court to cheat the public; but in that expectation they should not only be disappointed, but he would go further -- for, in cases of a fraudulent character appearing, he (Mr. Curran) declared his serious intention of representing the conduct of such pensioners to the proper authorities, with a view of depriving them of any part of the accruing pension until the debts should first be paid off. By this course the public will be greatly benefitted, and the system of fraud which the pensioners have too long and but too successfully practised be put a stop to.
On Monday, 24th ultimo, a sermon was preached in the Second Presbyterian Church, Saintfield, by the Rev. W. M. Hetherington, A.M., Torphichen, Scotland, after which a collection was taken up to assist in liquidating a dept incurred in erecting an additional gallery, flooring, and otherwise repairing the house. The eloquent preacher took for his text John vi, 65 -- 69, from which he preached a sermon of an hour's length, exhibiting the richest combination of argument, eloquence, lucidly-exhibited truth, and searching appeal. He was listened to throughout, by a large congregation, with the most breathless attention, much regret being expressed, when the sermon was over, that such a splendid exhibition of divine truth had not been prolonged. The collection amounted in all to about £32, including £1 from Councillor Hanna, 10s from John Kinkead, Esq., Rosconnor, and several other contributions from neighbouring gentlemen. The following gentlemen acted as collectors on the occasion, viz.: -- James C. Blackwood, Saintfield House, Samuel Walker, Tullygirvan, Alexander M'Burney, Saintfield, Esqrs.; and the Rev. Messrs. Simpson, Saintfield, M'Culloch, Gransha, and Bennet, Drumalig. -- A Correspondent.
A HIGHLAND PIPER. -- A person, dressed in a full suit of tartan, is now practising on the bagpipes, in the course of his perambulations through the several towns of the county Antrim. His personal appearance indicates that he has belonged to the better classes of society; and it is rumoured that his present occupation is the result of a bet. However this may be, he is an excellent performer on his instrument, and receives the most trifling contributions with the greatest good nature. He is said to be a native of Argyleshire -- tall, and well formed, and from twenty to twenty-two years of age. -- From our own Correspondent.
FATAL EFFECTS OF INTEMPERANCE. -- Mr. James West of Marshallstown, in this neighbourhood, the young man we mentioned last week, on whose cart the unfortunate Molloy had gone, has since died of the injuries he received, leaving his aged and disconsolate parents to deplore his loss. Mr. West was a young man in the prime of life, and much respected by all who knew him. He was returning home quite sober, and had accommodated Molloy by giving him a seat in the cart, when, in the narrow lane turning to his residence, Molloy rashly struck the horse -- a spirited animal -- and set him off, when they were both dashed out of the cart. There is little hope entertained of Molloy's recovery. Thus have two families been thrown into the depth of affliction by the intemperance and rashness of one individual. -- From our Correspondent.
On Sabbath last, the Presbyterian congregation in this place was favoured with the services of the Rev. Dr. Henry of Armagh. The expectations of its members had been considerably raised respecting the eloquence of this talented divine, and we shall only say they were more than realised. A collection was made to assist the committee in liquidating the debt due on their house of worship. The following gentlemen acted as collectors: -- George Johnson, Esq.; William Greer, Esq.; Hugh Bowden, sen., Esq.; Hugh Bowden, jun., Esq. The amount received, including the following donations was £67: --
|Andrew Nugent, Esq., ||Portaferry House ||£ ||1 ||0 ||0
|John Nugent, Esq., ||Ditto || ||1 ||0 ||0
|Arthur Nugent, Esq., ||Ditto || ||1 ||0 ||0
|H. Murland, Esq., ||Woodlodge, Castlewellan || ||1 ||0 ||0
|Wm. Carmichael, Esq., ||Millisle || ||1 ||0 ||0
|David Carmichael, Esq., ||Ditto || ||1 ||0 ||0
|Wm. M'Kelvey, Esq., ||Ballyhalbert || ||1 ||0 ||0
|Miss M.A. Chermside, ||Paris || ||1 ||0 ||0
|James Greer, Esq., ||Corbally || ||1 ||0 ||0
|Robert Corry, Esq., ||Belfast || ||1 ||0 ||0
THE O'CONNELL TRIBUTE. -- The collection in aid of the above fund in the Roman Catholic Chapel of this city on Sunday last amounted to upwards of £170, and the subscription list was not closed on Wednesday evening. -- From our Correspondent.
STRANGE CIRCUMSTANCE. -- On Monday se'ennight, a party of country people, four men and a woman, who had been drinking at a public-house in Coleraine, kept by a man named Milligan, left that together, and proceeded along the new line of road to Portrush, on their way homewards. One of the party, named Kane, has not since been heard of, and conjecture is busy regarding his probable fate. Some suppose that (having had some altercation with his wife that morning, and his crop having been but the previous week seized for arrears of rent) he had thrown himself into the Bann, and been drowned. Others hazard the opinion that he has been murdered. From some things which have transpired since his first being missed, the latter conjecture seems to be nearer the truth. His hat has since been found adjoining the road, between it and the river, and, on examination, it was found that it had not been in water. The hat was identified and sworn to by his wife. Another reason for supposing that he has been murdered is the discrepancy which is manifest in the stories related by each party, one of whom, on being asked by a relative of the missing man that evening where they had left him, replied that they had left him in the public-house, "happed up" in bed. This the publican, on oath, denies, swearing that they all left the house together. A sawyer gave evidence that, on the night in question, he heard loud shouts in the direction, as if of men fighting, and the words, "I'll beat ever a man in Bellemont " (where Kane, the missing person, lived). Another witness swears that he saw Kane going down a street in Coleraine, about the time that the party should have gone that road. There is certainly a mystery about the matter which time alone can solve. Kane and his companions were drunk. -- Ibid.
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PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, October 31. -- Duchess of Kent, Turley, Liverpool, salt; Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers. -- November 1. -- Fame, Hill, Newry, stones; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 2. Greyhound, Home, Kircudbright, hoops.
SAILED, October 31. -- Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Devonshire (steamer), Mills, London, goods and passengers. -- November 1, Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers; Frances, Owens, Liverpool, general cargo; Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Isabella, Warnock, Liverpool, wheat; Antelope (steamer), M'Pherson, Carlisle, goods and passengers; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at nine o'clock, night.
For Dublin, the Birmingham, Church, on Wednesday, at one o'clock, afternoon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tarter, Stewart, on Monday, at one o'clock, afternoon.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at one o'clock, afternoon.
For Liverpool, from Warrenpoint, the Hercules, Tallan, to-morrow, at ten o'clock, night.
For Liverpool, from Dundalk, the Finn Mac Coul, or the Glasgow, to-morrow, at ten o'clock, night.
For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, the Acadia, Ryrie, to-day.
At this port from Alicante, the William, of Belfast, Montgomery, with a general cargo. -- Lewis Reford, owner and consignee.
At this port from St. Petersburg, the Spruce, of Belfast, Austin, with tallow, hemp, codilla, mats, lathwood, &c. -- Joseph Hind, agent; J. Cordukes, owner and consignee.
At this port from Quebec, the Robert Ker, of Belfast, Agnew, with fir and oak timber, deals, staves, lathwood, and flour. -- Wm. Pirrie, jun., owner and consignee.
At this port from Petersburg, the Minerva, of Belfast, Baxter, with hemp and tallow. -- Joseph Hind, agent.
At this port from Archangel, the Favourite, of Belfast, Milliken, with pitch, tar, treenails, &c. -- James Lemon, consignee.
At this port from Quebec, the Catherine, of Belfast, Scott, with oak, ash, elm, and fir timber, deals and battens, staves, and flour. -- John Harrison, owner and consignee.
At Liverpool from Halifax and Boston, 30th ultimo, the Columbia steamer, Miller.
At Liverpool from New York, 30th ultimo, the George Washington, Burrowes.
At Liverpool from Monte Video, the John, of Belfast, Hamilton.
At Miramichi, from this port, 8th September, the Thomas Gelston, of Belfast, Bulla, with passengers; all well.
At Quebec from this port, 5th ultimo, the Rosebank, of Belfast, Montgomery, with passengers; all well, and was entered for loading, for this port, on the 8th.
The following vessels from Liverpool at New York: -- Portsmouth, Glover; Robert Parker, Celt; E. Perkins, Ingersoll; North America, Lowber; Roscius, Collins; Hottinguer, Bursley; Mersey, Rees; and Sheffield, Allen.
At Halifax from Liverpool, 16th ultimo, the Britannia, steamer.
At Quebec from Dublin, 9th ultimo, the Souris, of Belfast, Maxwell; and was entered for loading, for Westport, on the 11th.
At Quebec from this port, 1st ultimo, the British Queen, Tilley.
At Quebec from Larne, 11th ultimo, the Chieftain, Legate.
At Miramichi from this port, 7th ultimo, the Morgiana, of Belfast, Curran.
At St. Andrew's, N.B., September 7, the Plutus, Aymer, of that port, from Belfast.
At Quebec from Derry, 1st ultimo, the Creole, Clarke; and was entered for loading, for the same port, on the 5th.
At St. John, N.B., from Newry, 9th ultimo, the Agnes and John, M'Farlane.
At St. John, N.B., from Newry, 13th ultimo, the Dolphin, Sullivan.
At Quebec from Strangford, 10th ultimo, the Helen, Mearns.
Windbound at Beaumaris, 29th ultimo, the Ceylon, Whitburn, from St. John, N.B., to this port.
At Riga from Hull, 16th ultimo, the Earl of Durham, of Belfast, Martin.
At St. John, N.B., from Derry, 12th ultimo, the Provincialist, Williams.
At Southampton from Gibraltar, 25th ultimo, the Liverpool steamer, Evans.
At St. Ubes from Derry, 10th instant, the Union, Solitra.
From New York for Southampton, 7th ultimo, the British Queen steamer.
From Bolderaa for Derry, 14th ultimo, the Sir William Wallace, Milne.
From Ramsgate for Derry, 30th ultimo, the Eliza, Loughran; and Echo, Howard.
From Malta for Alexandria, 12th ultimo, the Cumberland Lass, of Belfast, Campbell.
From Liverpool for Bermuda, 30th ultimo, the Ayrshire, of Newry, M'Kay.
From Liverpool for New York, 29th instant, the Roscoe, Huttleston.
At Liverpool for Hong Kong, the new iron barque John Laird, De St. Croix.
At Liverpool for Sydney, New South Wales, the Troubadour, of Belfast, Graham.
At Liverpool for Trinidad De Cuba, the Martha, Steele.
At Quebec for this port, September 30, the Josepha, of Belfast, Leitch.
At London for this port, 29th ultimo, the Gamer, Ellis.
At Elsinore, 21st ultimo, the Mary Stewart, of Derry, Webber, from Dublin to Riga.
At Liverpool for Savannah, 30th ultimo, the Hector, of Belfast, Thompson.
The Independence, of Belfast, M'Cappin, in long. 45., lat. 45.; all well.
NEW YORK, October 8. -- A tremendous gale swept along the coast of Texas, 18th September. The Westchester, from Liverpool, that was on shore at Hampstead, has been got off, and brought into New York. -- 15. The Trenton, Mason, from New Orleans, for Liverpool, encountered a gale in the Gulf, and returned to the Mississippi with loss of topmast and other damage. The Shannon, from New Orleans for London, was spoken 25th September in lat. 25., long. 46., leaky, and would put into a port for repairs. On the 6th and 7th a heavy gale was experienced from the eastward on the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.
BOSTON, October 16. -- H. M. steamer Spitfire was totally lost, 10th September, on Halfmoon Key Reef, Honduras; officers and crew saved.
The Nimrod, Manning, from China, at Liverpool; sailed from Macao 17th May, and from St. Helena, 8th September. The Rocket, from Africa, had been condemned at St. Helena, and the Amazon had arrived there from Calcutta, leaky, and was discharging. On 8th July, in Allas Strait, spoke the Dawson, from Manilla, for New South Wales. On 11th July, spoke the Rover, Blith (whaler), with 1,850 barrels of sperm oil. Captain Blith reported he had fallen in with the crew of the Terra Nova, in their boats, going to Sourabaya, the vessel having been wrecked on Rocky Island, Allas Strait.
SOUTHPORT, October 26. -- The Thomas, Thomas, from Dundalk for Liverpool, was driven on shore on the Main, this afternoon; also the Liberty from Poole for Liverpool: it is feared the latter will go to pieces; crews saved. Two sloops, one is the Queen of Trumps, from Dublin, for Liverpool, are on shore between this and Formby; crews saved. A vessel, apparently partly dismasted, was seen at anchor about ten miles west of this place this afternoon.
MARYPORT, October 22. -- A quantity of wreck, and the stern of a boat marked "Friends, of Carlisle, William Baxter," were cast on shore here last night. The Friends sailed from Carlisle for Liverpool, 20th October.
MILFORD, October 22. -- Arrived the Gipsy, Butler, Malaga, for Belfast, with loss of fore-topsail, &c., having been on her beam-ends, during a gale on the 23d instant.
WHITEHAVEN, October 26. -- The William and James, of Belfast, has been driven ashore behind the North Pier, and is not expected to be got off.
MARYPORT, October 26. -- The brig Ocean, of Belfast, M'Kee, which sailed from hence yesterday, got ashore to the northward of the pier, and has five feet water in her hold. The Mona, from Dublin, was run ashore to the northward of the harbour this morning, but since brought in. The Venus, from Belfast, was also run ashore, and remains.
MARYPORT, October 29. -- Yesterday morning, whilst a number of Carrickfergus sailors were assisting the brig Ocean, which is ashore behind our harbour, one of them, named James Jack, got his hand entangled, while passing out a hawser to a buoy a-head of the ship; it was so much lacerated that amputation was performed above the wrist joint. The man is doing well.
The St. James, Crawford, sailed from the Clyde, for Quebec, on 21st April, and has not since been heard of.
The British Queen has suffered considerably in her voyages across the Atlantic, during which she has been exposed to very stormy weather, and on one occasion she ran aground. She will be laid up for repairs.
A valuable American vessel, named Le Havre, was totally destroyed by fire, on Thursday week, while lying off Bordeaux.
TOBERMOREY, October 24. -- The schooner Robert Burns, of and from Stromness, drove ashore, last night, among some rocks at Craig, and is expected to become a total wreck; crew saved.
The Helen and Anne, Spowart, from London to Berwick, struck on the Sherringham Shoal, on the 22d ult., and became water-logged; crew saved.
The brig Essex foundered at sea, on her voyage from Jamaica to London; crew saved, and arrived at Falmouth.
The Eliza Ann, Plunkett, from Whitehaven to Portrush, at Holyhead, 24th ultimo, with four feet water in her hold.
THREE LIVES LOST. -- On Sunday morning, a collier named the Hopewell, of York, sank in the river Ouse, near Selby; and the Captain's wife, a young woman in the prime of life, and his two children, were drowned in the cabin.
WORTHINGTON, October 25. -- The Aisthorpe, Warwick, from St. John, N.B., to Dundalk, which was ashore in Boyloch Bay, has been got off, after discharging the greater part of her cargo, and brought into Rockliff harbour, apparently very little damaged.
WAINFLEET, October 26. -- The Frederick, of Amsterdam, for Shields, was driven on the Wainfleet Sands this morning, and is expected to become a wreck; crew saved.
DOVER, October 24. -- The Combatant, Pearson, from London to Saguenay, was struck by a sea on the 1st instant, and thrown on her beam-ends; crew taken off, and arrived here.
REDCAR, October 24. -- The Elizabeth Ramsay, from Whitby to Shields, drove on the Chatham Sands, this morning, during a gale at N.; crew saved.
PORT TALBOT, October 25. -- The Flora, of Tenby, Morgan, from Hayle to Llanelly, with copper ore, foundered in St. Ives Bay, on Saturday; crew supposed to be drowned. The Emma, of Swansea, was driven ashore near Sker Point, on Saturday morning; crew saved, and the vessel expected off.
YARMOUTH, October 26. -- The Don, Sinclair, from Stockton to London, struck on Newcombe Sand, last night, and sank; crew saved.
FLAMBOROUGH HEAD, October 24. -- The brig Cygnet, of Stockton, which was ashore on the rocks, off the Head, got off last night, without damage.
PORT ISAAC, October 24. -- The brig Timbuctoo, Davis, of and for Bristol, from the Bight of Benin, was driven on the rocks at this place, yesterday evening; crew saved; the vessel will be saved, should the weather moderate.
MADEIRA, October 8. -- The Romulus, Auld, was run ashore, to the westward of this port, 6th instant, and has become a total wreck; crew saved.
WISBY, October 15. -- The Gaspe, from St. Petersburg to Boston, is wrecked on the Island of Hallspeck; crew saved. The Spring, of Sunderland, for St. Petersburg, was stranded near Hoberg, on the 14th instant, and expected to become a wreck.
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THE WRECK OF THE RUSSIAN SHIP-OF-WAR. -- Christiania, October 8. -- Lieutenant Sigbolt, who commands the North Cape steamer, has reported to the Finance Department that, according to the returns of Captain Treffin, there were on board the Ingermannland thirty-two officers, besides the captain, 830 foremastmen, besides twenty-four women, and nine children -- in all 896 persons. Such of them as were saved and reached Norway were embarked on the 3d October, in Christiansand, on board of a Russian corvette and a Findlandish sloop. Among these were the captain, thirteen officers, 472 men, six women, and one child -- altogether, 493 persons. It is, besides, understood that some have been saved by the English cruisers. However, about 400 men have been drowned.
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THE EUPHRATES EXPEDITION. -- We have been favoured with the following extract from a private letter, dated Bagdad, August 25, 1842: -- "You will regret to hear of the total failure of the Euphrates expedition, from the unsuccessful termination of which much good to those countries was anticipated. Its projectors, it is to be hoped, after so great an expenditure of public money to little or no advantage, have at length seen that the impediments existing, as to the navigation of the Euphrates and Tigris to any extent, are too numerous to overcome. Three of the steamers engaged in this unsuccessful adventure have already left for Bombay, and preparations are being made for the speedy removal of the fourth." -- London paper.
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The cattle immediately around Dublin are dying of disease; several gentlemen and their farmers are large sufferers; the dairymen about the city are nearly ruined in consequence.
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The Banner of Ulster - 11 November, 1842
The wife of John Kidd, Farmer, Derrynought, near Armagh, on Thursday the 13th ult., of three sons.
On the morning of the 8th inst., in St. Anne's Church, by the Rev. Mr. Oulton, Mr. EDWARD GILBERT, to Miss CAROLINE GIBBS, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Gibbs, North Queen STreet, Belfast.
On the 8th inst., by the Rev. Alexander Bryson, Mr. JAMES GEDDES, to SARAH JANE, youngest daughter of the late Wm. Ferris, both of Fourtowns.
Nov. 1st, in Armagh, Mr. ROBERT HAMILTON, to Miss ELIZA DUNLOP, both of that city.
On the 4th inst., at his residence, Mosside, of water in the chest, JOHN M'CAY, Esq., aged seventy years. As a landlord he was considerate and indulgent, as a friend true and faithful, as a father tender and affectionate, as a husband, loving and attached, and as a Christian, he exercised the firmest faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and died in the blessed hope of a glorious resurrection. His remains were accompanied to the family burying-place, Derrykeighan, by a very large concourse of persons of all ranks.
A child belonging to a man named Tosh was burned to death last week, in the neighbourhood of Bann Distillery, Coleraine. It had been sent out, by its parents, to the field, where some members of the family were labouring, and, approaching too closely towards a fire which had been burning there, its clothes came into contact therewith, and the poor child died shortly after.
ALARMING ACCICDENT AND MIRACULOUS PRESERVATION OF LIFE. -- On Monday the 7th instant, as a part of the family of the Rev. James Bridge of Ballymagranue, near Aughnacloy, were proceeding on a visit to the meeting-house of the Rev. John Lowry of Clonnaneese, in company with their brother, Thomas Bridge of Aughnacloy, Esq., the horse became somewhat restive, near a small bridge, when the young man leaping off and seizing him by the head, by a sudden spring he bolted back, and all were precipitated over a tremendous precipice; yet, astonishing to relate, neither the horse, nor driver, nor any of the ladies, were injured.
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PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, November 5.-- Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Duke of Cambridge (steamer), Williams, Dublin, goods and passengers; Ruby, Rodgers, Larne, flour; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Harmony, Finlayson, Wick, herrings. -- 6. Earl of Lonsdale (steamer), Thompson, Whitehaven, goods and passengers. -- 7. Swan, Dickson, Liverpool, salt. -- 8. Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 9. St. George, Porter, Porter, grain.
SAILED, November 4. -- Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 5. Linnet, Smiley, Balbriggan, machinery; Athlone (steamer), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 6. Duchess of Kent, Turnley, Liverpool, bones. -- 7. Duke of Cambridge (steamer), Williams, London, goods and passengers; Good Heart, Cabell, London, live fish; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 8. Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Earl of Lonsdale (steamer), Thompson, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Greyhound, Holmes, Maryport, grain; Brothers, O'Hara, Glasgow, general cargo; Ruby, Rodgers, Larne, grain.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at four o'clock afternoon.
For Dublin, the Birmingham, Church, on Wednesday, at seven o'clock evening.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, to-day, at three o'clock afternoon.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at six o'clock evening.
For Carlisle, the Antelope, M'Pherson, on Tuesday, at six o'clock evening.
For Liverpool, from Newry, the Hercules, Tallan, to-morrow, at four o'clock afternoon.
For Glasgow, from Derry, the Rover, Coulter, on Tuesday, at ten o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, 18th November, at nine o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, 15th November, at nine o'clock morning.
For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, the Columbia, Miller, on 19th November.
At Kingstown from St. John, N.B., 1st instant, the Brothers, of Newry, Daniels.
At Dundalk from St. John, N.B., 1st instant, the Edward, Leonard.
At Elsinore, 28th ultimo, the Sir William Wallace, Milne, from Riga to Derry.
At Elsinore, 28th ultimo, the Tablitha, Chapman, from Riga to Newry.
At Jamaica from Liverpool, September 3, the Eliza Ann, of Belfast, Bell.
At Milford, 5th instant, the Clio, Markey, from Cardiff for Newry.
At Cadiz, from this port, 23d ultimo, the Coquette, of Dublin, Donuan.
Put into Holyhead, 5th instant, the Kitty, Foulks, from Chester to this port.
From Newport, Monmouthshire, for this port, 5th instant, the Glyrnhonwy, Williams; Boaz, Hughes; and Union, Evans.
From Longhope, Orkney, 2d instant, the Spruce, of Belfast, Austin, from St. Petersburg to Liverpool.
From Longhope, Orkney, for this port, 2d instant, the Jane, Taylor.
From Runcorn for Derry, 5th instant, the Success, M'Kinnon.
From this port for Charleston, S.C., 6th instant, the John and Robert, of Belfast, M'Kehnie, with a general cargo.
From Liverpool for China, 4th instant, the Gondolier, of Belfast, Oliver.
From Liverpool for Halifax and Boston, 4th instant, the Acadia steamer, Ryrie.
From Falmouth for the West Indies, 4th instant, the Tay, Royal West India mail steamer.
From Falmouth for Alexandria, 2d instant, the Oriental steamer, Soy.
From Liverpool for Savannah, 3d instant, the Hector, of Belfast, Thompson.
From the Clyde for Monte Video and Buenos Ayres, 3d instant, the new brig Zuleika, of Belfast, Reid.
The Emulous, of Belfast, M'Kay, from Barbadoes to Cork, in lat. 30., long. 56. -- out fifteen days.
WYCK-ON-FOHR, September 27. -- A heavily-laden brig, apparently British, was seen, off here, yesterday, in distress, and is supposed to have foundered during the night.
The Emma, which was ashore on Sker Point, got off, after discharging part of her cargo, and has proceeded to Swansea.
PANZANCE, November 3. -- Arrived, the Medway, Royal West India mail steamer, from Savannah. The Isis steamer, from West Indies, coming home under the protection of the Medway (having previously struck on the N.E. point of Porto Rico, and became leaky), was abandoned, on the 9th ultimo, water-logged, forty miles W.S.W. of Bermuda; crew (except a boy) and mails saved. The St. Austle, from Newport to this port, struck on a sunken rock, near Cornwall this morning, and sank; master drowned.
RAMSGATE, November 2. -- The Louisa, from St. Petersburg to Nantes, was abandoned off Orfordness, 31st ultimo, having been in contact; crew saved.
REVAL, October 21. -- The Forester, from Sheilds to St. Petersburg, struck on Neekmaun's Ground. off Dago, on 15th instant, and sank in eleven fathoms; crew saved.
CORK, November 4. -- A schooner belonging to Chichester, from Swansea to Waterford, foundered, off Poor Head, this morning; crew saved.
LIVERPOOL, November 6. -- The Reform, Finlay, from Tralee to this port, was in contact with a barque, on the night of the 2d instant, off the Skerries, and soon after foundered; crew saved.
ARCHANGEL, October 12. -- The Northumberland, Birkenshaw, which sailed hence on the 3d ultimo, for London, got aground on the 27th, near the outer guardship, and filled so quickly that it was impossible to save the cargo; crew saved.
TONNING, November 3. -- The Robert Raikes, Rutherford, from Sunderland to Hamburgh, has been totally lost, off Sudervog; crew landed here.
CONSTANTINOPLE, October 17. -- An English brig is reported to have been ashore, on the coast of Troy, but it is expected she has got off. Some foreign ships are reported to be lost on the coast of Troy, and also in the Black Sea.
CALCUTTA, September 15 -- The barque Ricardo, from London to Calcutta, struck on a sand-bank, in the Hooghly, heeled over, and in one minute went down; ten persons drowned.
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CAUTION TO MARINERS. -- Her Majesty's steamer Shearwater, arrived at Lowestoffe, reports having passed a sunken vessel, with one of her masts above water, directly in the track of shipping, Couchiltre Ness W.N.W., Lowestoffe Church N.N.W.
NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- HARBOUR LIGHT OFALICANTE. -- A fixed light has been established on the [--?--] Head of Alicante, at an elevation of ninety-five feet above the level of the sea, and [--?--], therefore, be seen at the distance of fifteen miles. It is recommended, on making the light at night, from the Southward, to bring it to bear North, by compass, and on no account to the Eastward of that bearing, to clear a rocky shoal, off the East end of Plane Island. On approaching it from the Eastward, it should not be brought to bear Westward of W.N.W., top avoid Cape [--?--]. Vessels may anchor, to the Southward of the light, in five to eight fathoms.
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The Banner of Ulster - 18 November, 1842
In Belfast, on the 14th inst., CHARLES G. DUFFY, Esq., Editor of the Nation, to EMILY, second daughter of Francis M'Laughlin, Esq., of Belfast.
On the 15th inst., at Kingstown, by the Rev. W.B. Kirkpatrick, Mary's Abbey, Dublin, the Rev. JOHN ARMSTRONG, minister of the Scots Church, Kingstown, to AMY, fourth daughter of Nicholas Cole, Esq., Devonport, Devonshire.
On the 14th inst., in Clough Church, by the Rev. Mr Christian, Mr. JOSEPH COOPER MOORHEAD, Gollanduff, county Monaghan, to MARGARET JANE, eldest daughter of Mr. Benjamin Whitsitt of Roselea, county Fermanagh.
On the 14th instant, at his residence, Strandtown, aged seventy-seven years, Mr. WILLIAM EWING, for upwards of fifty years a merchant of Belfast. He bore an unsullied character, and was respected and beloved by all who knew him. The inscrutable wisdom of Providence called him away in presence of a beloved family immediately after returning thanks to the Bountiful Giver of every good gift for the blessings spread before them.
On the 9th inst., in Belfast, after a lingering illness, Mr. HENRY MALONE, aged forty-two years.
In this town, on Saturday morning last, after a short illness, Mr. FELIX POWELL, in the forty-second year of his age.
On the 11th inst., at Shanecracken, near Markethill, Mr. DAVID GILLIS, at the advanced age of eighty-one years.
Suddenly, on the 2d instant, at his residence, Granshaw, near Bangor, Mr. WILLIAM ANDERSON, in the forty-third year of his age. He reaped, upon a death-bed, the peaceful fruits which an humble waking with God, in health, alone yields; and the numerous mourners that accompanied his remains to their resting-place abundantly testified that he was one of whose memory will not soon cease to live in the hearts of his acquaintances.
At Coleraine, on the 12th inst., ANNE, the beloved wife of William Cavin, Esq., A.M., and M.D., and only daughter of the late Henry Newton of Coleraine, Esq.
Colonel Walcott, commanding the Royal Artillery in Dublin, has been appointed a governor of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.
On Monday a poor man and his wife, who live in the Moy, near this town, went to dig potatoes, leaving their little child in the house. On their return they found their child burned to a cinder lying near the door. -- Ballyshannon Herald.
DEATH OF VISCOUNT GORT. -- We have to announce the death of this nobleman. who expired on Friday evening, at Pembroke Place, in this city, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. His Lordship succeeded his uncle, John Prendergast Smyth, the late Peer, as Viscount Gort and Baron Kilearton, on the 23d of May, 1817 -- was a Representative Peer, a Privy Councillor, Constable of the Castle of Limerick Militia. His eldest son, the Hon. J.P. Vereker, succeeds to this title. -- Dublin Statesman.
DEATH OF THE BISHOP OF CASHEL. -- We have to fulfil the painful duty of announcing the death of the Right Honourable Dr. Sandes, Lord Bishop of Cashel, Emily, Waterford, and Lismore. His Lordship, who has for some time been in declining health, with a view to recovery resided for the last few months at Brighton, from whence he returned to his house in Fitzwilliam Square, in this city, on Saturday morning, where he died last night, in the 64th year of his age. The deceased prelate was elevated to the Episcopal bench by the late Whig Ministry. Dr. Sandes was for many years a senior Fellow and bursar in the University. In 1836 he was consecrated Bishop of Killaloe, from whence he was translated to Cashel in 1839. The Rev. Denis Browne, Vicar of Santry, has been promoted by the Lord Lieutenant to the valuable and important living of Enniscorthy, vacant by the elevation of the Rev. John Whitby Stokes to the Archdeaconry of Armagh. -- Dublin Statesman of Tuesday.
NEW SHERIFF OF DUBLIN. -- We have reason to believe that the Government have determined to appoint David Charles Latouche, Esq., as High Sheriff of Dublin for the year ensuing.
APPREHENSION OF A GANG OF ROBBERS. -- For the last few days Major Cottingham, a country magistrate, has been actively engaged in discovering the retreat of a gang of robbers, who have committed several extensive robberies in the counties of Dublin, Meath, and Wicklow, and succeeded in arresting four or five of the parties in a house in White's Lane, where they got a large quantity of property, together with pistols, powder, and ball, &c.
On Tuesday night a fire broke out in the police barracks, Lock-quay, Limerick, which, from several casks of powder being on the premises, created much excitement. There were three casks of gunpowder, containing each six hundred rounds of ball and blank cartridge, and they were deposited in a small closet, the door of which was burning, when three policemen, sub-constables Ryan, Callinan, and O'Connor, rushed through the smoke and flame, carrying wet sheets, which they wrapped round the casks, and snatching the dangerous prize up in their arms, escaped down stairs, and into the open air. The fire was soon goy under without much damage having been sustained. -- Limerick Chronicle.
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PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, November 12. -- Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Duke of Cornwall (st.), Mills, Dublin, goods and passengers; Falcon (st.), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Vigo, Davis, Yarmouth, sand; Gipsy Queen, Jenkins, Malaga, fruit; Antelope, M'Pherson, Carlisle, goods and passengers. -- Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Experiment, Jennings, Newry, stones. -- 14. Emerald, M'Kee, Liverpool, salt; Margaret, Duffy, Limerick, flag stones; Jane, Taylor, Wick, herrings; Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers. -- 15. Emile, Mileno, Palermo, general cargo.
SAILED, November 11. -- Taylor (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- Athlone (steamer), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; James Bryce, Bryce, Garlieston, manure; Herald, Robinson, London, general cargo; Lark, Robinson, Whitehaven, grain; Betsey and Mary, Moreland, Kircudbright, iron. -- 13. Betsey, Allen, Derry, general cargo. -- 14. Henry Bowser, Dishon, Maryport, grain; Duke of Cornwall (steamer), Mills, London, goods and passengers.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at eight o'clock evening.
For Dublin, the Birmingham, Church, on Wednesday, at twelve o'clock noon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Monday, at nine o'clock evening.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at twelve o'clock noon.
For Carlisle, the Antelope, M'Pherson, on Tuesday, at six o'clock evening.
For Liverpool, from Newry, the Hercules, Tallan, on Saturday at nine o'clock evening; and from Liverpool for Newry on Wednesday, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Liverpool, from Strangford, the Eclipse, on Thursday, at five o'clock morning.
For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, the Columbia, Miller, to-morrow.
At this port from Rotterdam, the Sea-Nymph, of Belfast, Gardner, in ballast. -- Casement & M'Clean, owners and consignees.
At this port from Demerara and Barbadoes, on Monday, the Emulous, of Belfast, Mackay, with salted hides, sugar, molasses, &c. -- Sinclair & Boyd, owners and consignees.
At this port from Quebec, on Monday, the Josepha, of Belfast, Leitch, with fir timber, deals, staves, lathwood, pot and pearl ashes, wild animals, canoes, and thirty-one passengers. -- David Grainger, owner and consignee; J. Hind, agent. [The Josepha is to sail hence, for New Orleans, on the 1st December.]
At this port from Miramichi, on Monday, the Morgiana, of Belfast, Currin, with timber, deals, and lathwood. -- James & Hugh Wardlow, consignees. The Gipsy Queen, of Guernsey, Jenkins, from Alicante, Xenia, and Malaga, with almonds raisins, figs, grapes, lemons, oranges, &c. -- John Pim & Brothers, consignees.
At this port from St. John, N.B., on Monday, the Ceylon, Whitburn, with a cargo of timber and deals.
At Liverpool from St. Petersburg, 9th instant, the Speck, of Belfast, Sullivan.
At Limerick from Quebec, the Jane Black, Gorman.
At Liverpool from Maracaibo, the Ulster, of Belfast, Drennan.
At Falmouth from Alexandria, 11th instant, the Great Liverpool steamer.
At Sligo from Quebec, 10th instant, the Tom Moore, Parke.
At Portland Roads, Weymouth, 12th instant, the Lagan, Thompson, from London to this port.
At Falmouth from Port-au-Prince, November 14, the Gondola, of Belfast, Warnock.
At Alicante from Troon, 17th ultimo, the Cordelia, of Belfast, Hamilton.
At Boston from Liverpool, 18th ultimo, the Britannia, steamer.
In the river, at Demerara, September 17, the Lady Mary Fox, Galbraith, and Waringsford, hayes, of Belfast.
At Monte Video from Cadiz, August 22, the Millman, of Belfast, Blayne.
At Quebec from Plymouth, 15th ultimo, the Orient, of Belfast,Lenty.
At Quebec from Newry, 15th ultimo, the Sir George Prevost, Savage.
At Quebec from Derry, 13th ultimo, the Envoy, Giffney.
At Quebec from Derry, 14th ultimo, the Marchioness of Abercorn, Hegarty.
At Riga from Dublin, 3d instant, the Mary Stewart, of Derry, Webber.
At Trieste from Rio Janeiro, November 1, the Commodore.
From Dunkirk for this port, 7th instant, the Catherine, Evans.
From Dublin for Liverpool, 13th instant, the Wardlow, of Belfast, Lightbody.
At Quebec, 14th ultimo, the Chieftain, Legate, of and for Larne.
At Galway for Ostend, 12th instant, the Temperance, of Belfast, Coey.
The Conqueror of Belfast, from this port to Charleston, 29th ultimo, in lat. 49., long. 12.
The Rapid, of Liverpool, for Belfast, 10th ultimo, in lat. 49, long. 11., by the Gondola, arrived at Falmouth.
The brig Essex, of London, which was abandoned at sea, was fallen in with, on 5th instant, twenty miles from Cape Clear, and towed into Crookhaven.
The Caledonia, Kinnear, from Ballina to Liverpool, at Rathmullen, with loss of bulwarks, stancheons, &c., having been in contact.
The Captain (Mullen) and two seamen of the brig Helen, of Belfast, died at Tampico, of yellow fever, previous to the 6th October.
FALMOUTH, November 12. -- The Middlesex, from Sydney to London, ran ashore at Maceio, to the southward of Pernambuco, about the 1st ultimo, and became almost a total wreck; crew, passengers, and cargo, saved.
The brig Eight, of London, Minniken, from Alexandria to Liverpool, with wheat, foundered about seventy miles West of Tearifa, 29th ultimo; crew saved in the boat, and reached cadiz.
PORTMADOCK, November 12. -- The brig Hamilla, Livingston, of and for the Clyde, from Demerara, laden with sugar, molasses, and coffee, went ashore on the northern bank of our bar, this morning, drifted to leeward, and has become a complete wreck; crew and passengers saved.
WATERFORD, November 9. -- The New Expedition, Jones, from Portmadock to this port, came on shore, last night, twenty miles to the northward, and is expected to become a wreck; crew saved.
TOBERMOREY, November 10. -- The Lady Hood Mackenzie, from Newry to Stornaway, in beating into the harbour, on the 8th instant, ran ashore, but was got off without apparent damage. The Robert Burns, Lea, from Liverpool to Aberdeen, in making the harbour yesterday, during a gale at W., struck on Buckness, and went to pieces; master and three men drowned, mate and a boy and part of cargo saved.
The schooner Arthur and Rachel, of Belfast, Laurie, master and principal owner, from Dublin to Ayr, in ballast, struck at Cairngarrock, four miles south of Portpatrick, at four o'clock on Wednesday morning sen., during a violent gale from S.W., and went to pieces; crew saved. The vessel was not insured. It is not expected that any of the materials will be saved.
The sloop Rushen Castle, of Port St. Mary, Isle of Man, from Dundalk to Liverpool, with a cargo of oatmeal, butter, sheep, &c., drove on the rocks, to the north of Port St. Mary harbour, on Tuesday night sen., and became a total wreck; crew, passengers and sheep, saved; the meal was partially damaged before it was secured.
DONEGALL, November 10. -- The schooner Ranger, of Glasgow, is ashore at Malinbeg, and expected to become a total wreck. The Louisa Connolly, from Liverpool, is at Ballyshannon, with loss of sails, spars, and other damage.
PORT TALBOT, November 12. -- The brig Friendship, Fisher, from Bideford to Porthcawl (with timber), got ashore on the Sands, last night, between Newton and Porthcawl, and is expected to become a total wreck; crew saved.
Great consternation prevailed at Deal on Friday, in consequence of, what is feared, the loss of seven boatmen. About one o'clock, a Lisbon steamer, outward-bound, hoisted a waft for a boat; these seven men instantly put off, and were observed to reach the vessel, and, in less than ten minutes, the boat disappeared, and the vessel bore back to the Margate roads. The Prince of Wales boat was instantly launched, when they discovered the wreck of the galley, but could gain no tidings as to the fate of the crew.
LOSS POF THE "RELIANCE," EAST INDIAMAN. -- In the evening edition of the Sun of Monday, we gave an account of the melancholy wreck of the Reliance, East Indiaman, of 1,500 tons, off the coast of Boulogne, in which it was stated that only ten persons were saved. We regret to add that, according to the return made to Lloyd's, only six persons out of 116 were saved. We had then received no particulars respecting this melancholy event; but it is extremely probable that the vessel had come up the Channel without a pilot, owing to the violence of the storm on Saturday night; and the captain, being ignorant of the dangerous coast, had kept near the French land for shelter, as the wind was from the south-west, and ran the vessel on a reef of rocks, which extends for several miles to the north-east of Boulogne. The vessel was homeward bound with a cargo of 20,000 chests of tea. The ship's carpenter is saved, and it is from him that the ship's name is ascertained. The other survivors are men of colour. The English Consul has just gone round to the spot. The number of persons on board was -- 75 Englishmen, 27 Chinese, and 20 Dutchmen; total, 122. By advices just received from the coast, we are informed that the names of the survivors are Robert Dixon, the carpenter; W. O. O'Neill of Kingstown, Ireland; Johan Anderson of Laurvig, Norway; Charles Butts of Dantzie; and three Malays. The body of Captain Green has been identified by the carpenter; also that of the fourth mate, Griffin, and a seaman. Captain Tucker, late commander of her Majesty's ship Iris, is among the drowned. -- Sun of Tuesday.
DREADFUL SHIPWRECKS. -- ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS. -- The following are extracts of a letter which was received on Saturday, by her Majesty's ship Hyacinth, via Simon's Bay, dated Cape Town, the 29th August, 1842: -- "I have now to relate one of the most awful events which ever occurred in the memory of the oldest inhabitants of this town. On Saturday night, the 27th instant, it blew a very heavy gale in Table-bay, which increased in force until Sunday morning. By the blue lights I soon ascertained that two or three vessels were ashore at the head of the Bay, close upon both sides. About six o'clock it was ascertained that the name of one of the unfortunate vessels was the Abercrombie Robinson, 1,415 tons, from London, with 500 rank and file of her Majesty's 91st Regiment, to relieve the 75th Regiment, ordered home. She had also on board a band for the Cape Corps. About 300 yards from the Abercrombie Robinson was the convict ship Waterloo, which had arrived during the week, for the purpose of provisioning, on her way to Sydney, with about 240 male convicts, a guard of thirty soldiers, five women, and forty-three children, with the crew, about 330 souls. About ten o'clock, however. the Waterloo gave a sudden lurch, and parted from all her anchors, and came broadside in amongst the breakers. The scene which now took place I shall remember to the day of my death. After two or three heavy rolls, her three masts went over the side with a dreadful crash. The hatches were now opened, and the convicts rushed on deck. The sea was making a clean breach over her. Immediately on the convicts arriving on deck, about fifty jumped overboard; about fifteen or twenty gained the shore; the remainder were drowned. The cries of the poor wretches on deck were now heartbreaking. Each sea, as it made a breach over the unforgettable vessel, carried a dozen or so into the water, who, of course, were drowned. Thousands of people were on the beach, but could render not the least assistance. About eleven o'clock, within half an hour after she struck, the Waterloo parted in two. Soldiers' wives were seen clasping their little ones to their bosoms in agony. One woman I shall never forget; she was holding on with one hand to a piece of plank, with the other she held, pressed to her bosom, a little infant.; her cries were piteous. At last a sea came and washed the woman and little one off. They were seen no more. The water was now full of the struggling and the dead. A boat was employed to pick up all it could. It could not approach the wreck on account of the heavy sea. I saw one man embrace his wife and little one, then jump into the boiling surf. Within an hour and a half of the Waterloo striking, not a particle of her was to be seen. She had literally gone to pieces; and, horrible to relate, out of 330 souls, 250 have met a watery grave." The military escort was composed of a detachment of the 99th Regiment, under the command of Lieutenant Hext of the 4th, and Ensign C. Leigh of the 99th, Regiments, and amounted, including the officers, to fifty-one individuals; of these thirty-two were lost, and nineteen saved; and there were 219 convicts on board, of whom 143 were drowned and seventy-six saved. The seventy-six convicts who were saved are in the Cape Town prison. The Abercrombie Robinson is also a total wreck, but all the persons who were on board of that ship reached the shore in safety.
THE "GUADALOUPE" MEXICAN STEAMER. -- The New York Herald of the 17th ultimo gives the following letter respecting the crew of this iron war-steamer from its Vera Cruz correspondent:-- "Vera Cruz, Sept. 16, 1842. -- I have just received the annexed statement from one of the crew of the Guadaloupe, the war-steamer arrived from England:-- 'I shipped on board the steam-frigate Guadaloupe, Captain E. Charlewood, at Liverpool, at the close of June last, as I thought, for China. The number of the crew was then eighty-six, including engineers, firemen, &c. The day before the steamer left Liverpool we were all called aft, when Captain Charlewood read a written agreement, without stamp, and written by himself. It stated that he wished all hands to go with him -- that he was ignorant of the destination of the ship -- and that we must ask no questions. We were to receive £3 per month as wages, warrant and petty officers rated according to rank. We sailed from liverpool on the 4th of July. On the 25th July we touched at Funchal, took in coals, and left on the 18th. Shortly after the captain ordered the boatswain to pipe all hands to quarters. We were ranged on both sides of the deck. Captain Charlewood then said, 'Well, men, it is my intention to inform you what my business is. I was ordered not to tell you before. I am bound to Vera Cruz, in Mexico. That place is blockaded by a set of half-breed Yankees, who call themselves Texans. I am determined to break myself through. I am well convinced that you are all a set of picked men. We have a good ship, with two sixty-eight pivots, and we shall no doubt take plenty of prizes.' On the 35th of August we reached Vera Cruz. On the 29th all hands manned the yards and saluted the Governor. We were then piped to quarters, and Captain Charlewood again spoke:-- 'Well, men, I wish to inform you that this ship is going to exchange flags; that of Mexico will be hoisted to-morrow morning. If any of you have anything to say, now is your time. Hereafter you must hold your tongues.' Several declined serving under the Mexican flag, and wished to leave. Four were permitted to go. The others were told that they must remain, as the Mexican Government were anxious for English sailors. Three men refused to comply with these regulations and serve in the steamer. They were consequently thrown into prison and confined three days without any food. The British Consul refused to offer any aid."
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BELL-ROCK LIGHTHOUSE. -- During the late heavy gales which have done so much damage to shipping, particularly between the 19th and 23d ultimo, the sea-sprays appear, by the monthly returns from the Bell-Rock Lighthouse, to have risen upon the building to the height of from sixty to ninety feet every tide. While this heavy sea run, one of those great detached masses of stone, familiar to the light-keepers by the name of "Travellers," was forced across the rugged surface of the rock, about 100 yards to the lighthouse, where it destroyed part of the cast-iron landing wharf. This stone measured about seven feet in length, three and a half feet in breadth, two and a half feet in thickness, and must have weighed about four tons. To prevent mischief by the movement of these great stones, the light-keepers are provided with quarry tools, with which they broke it up, and arrested its progress; but it was no easy task, from the run of the sea. The heaviest seas which visit the Bell-Rock are from the north-west; and it is not a little remarkable that the Frith of Forth was but little affected during the storm above the Island of May.
NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- The following has been received at Lloyd's from the Admiralty:-- "I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of the Committee for managing the Affairs of Lloyd;s, that notice has been received from her Majesty's Consul at Lisbon, to the effect that certain alterations are about to be made in the Plinche Lighthouse, which may make it necessary to omit lighting it for one or more nights during the present month, and that in such case mariners will have to guide themselves solely by the new revolving light on the Burlings. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, JOHN BARROW.
"To W. Dobson, Esq., Secretary, Lloyd's."
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NEW ORLEANS, October 8. -- 1/2d. per lb. for cotton to Liverpool. A few disengaged vessels in port.
ST. PETERSBURG, October
24. -- The freights for London and the east coast of England are 28s. per ton burthen weight tallow; 45s. per ton hemp; 4s. per imperial quarter linseed; and 50s. for deals. For Liverpool and the west coast, 30s. per ton burthen weight tallow, and 50s. per ton clean hemp.
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The Banner of Ulster - 22 November, 1857
On Tuesday the 8th inst., Mrs. TAYLOR, of Bridge Street, of a Son.
On the 9th inst., at Ulster Lodge, Rathmines, the Lady of John Haverfield, Esq., of Relagh, county of Tyrone, of a Daughter.
August 22, in India, the Lady of C. S. Mercer, Esq., her Majesty's ?4th Regiment, eldest son of Colonel Mercer, Commandant of the Royal Marines, of the county of Down, of a Son.
Oct. 28, at Richmond Globe, county Tyrone, the Lady of the Rev. John James Montray, of a Son.
In Foyle Street, on Thursday the 10th inst., the Lady of Archibald M'Corkell, Esq., Derry, of a Daughter.
On the 14th inst., Mr. WILLIAM M'ALLEN, coal merchant, to ELLEN, relict of the late Captain Young of Ballantine, near Lisburn.
On the 16th inst., by the Rev. Thomas Greer of Anahilt, Mr. WM. WATERWORTH of Downpatrick Jail, to ELIZABETH, only daughter of Mr. Thos. Waterworth of Ballyhomra.
At Edinburgh, on the 1st inst., GEORGE PAPE, Esq., Collector of Excise, Dublin, to JESSIE, only daughter of the late Robert Paterson, Esq., of Coltbridge House.
At St. Peter's, London, by special licence, by the Hon. and Rev. Francis Howard, JOHN TRANT, Esq., of Dover, nephew of Lords Clare, Dunally, Glengall, and Westmeath, TO SARAH SOPHIA, second daughter of Sir Henry Robert Carden, Bart, of the Priory, Templemore.
Nov. 6, in Kilpatrick Church, county of Wexford, by the Rev. Samuel Jeffaries, Rector of Kilmocahill, county of Kilkenny, brother of the bride, THOMAS SCOTT, Esq., J.P., of Rathfriland, in the county of Down, to ELIZABETH, fifth daughter of the late John Jeffaries, Esq., of Streamville, in the county of Wexford.
On the 13th inst., by the Rev. James Davis, Mr. WILLIAM BITTLE, merchant, Banbridge, to Miss JANE ROBINSON of Rockview.
On Tuesday the 13th inst., in Carnmoney Church, by the Rev. Mr. Smith, Mr. SAMUEL THOMPSON of Belfast, to SARAH, second daughter of Mr. Thomas Coleman, Throne Mount, Cave Hill.
On the 17th inst., in the Parish Church of Aughnacloy, by the Rev. John Vignoles Brabanon, Mr. JAMES M'MAHON, Lisnadill, County Armagh, to CATHERINE, fifth daughter of the late John M'Williams, Carnteel, county Tyrone, Esq.
On Wednesday the 16th inst., Mr. JOHN MURRAY of Belfast, merchant.
On the 15th inst., Mr. THOMAS LAW of Woodgrange, aged ninety-eight years.
At Ballinagallich, near Derry, of small-pox, on Wednesday the 9th inst., ELIZABETH, youngest daughter, and on Saturday the 12th inst., DORCAS, second daughter of the late James Mackay, Esq.
At Dungannon, aged thirty-one years, CATHERINE, the beloved wife of Mr. Francis Mackenzie, of that town.
On the 6th inst., at Willoughby Place, Enniskillen, LUCRYTIA GEDDINGS, aged fifteen years, youngest daughter of Mr. Geddings, Ordnance Storekeeper, Enniskillen.
On the 9th inst., at the Cavalry Barracks, Belfast, Captain HENRY THOMPSON, Barrack-Master, late 66th Regiment.
At his residence, Pump Street, Derry, on Friday last, JAMES GREGG, Esq., in his sixty-sixth year.
NEW COUNTY CORONER. -- Henry Davis, Esq., has been elected coroner for the county of Dublin, without opposition. Dr. Brady of North Frederick Street advertised himself in the Liberal journals as a candidate: but the learned gentleman did not appear at the hustings, owing most probably, to his having found that Mr. Davis's canvas had been most successful with all parties. -- D. E. Packet.
COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, DUBLIN. -- The Queen v. James Gray. -- Mr. Lysaght Pennefather moved for a writ of habeas corpus directed to the Jailer of Newgate, commanding him to bring up the prisoner to the Prerogative Court, he being a necessary witness in a cause depending there. Court -- Take an order.
The Earl of Ranfurly is at his seat, Dungannon Park, county Tyrone, where he is making extensive alterations and improvements. The Countess and the Ladies Knox are at Brussels. His Lordship intends joining them in a few weeks.
THE "POOR" PRIESTHOOD. -- The Rev. Mr. Kearney, the Roman Catholic parish priest of Clane, in the diocese of Kildare, who died last Wednesday week, left by his will £8,000 to the Right Rev. Dr. Healy, for the college of Carlow; £500 to the poor of the parish of Clane; £300 to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith; and £200 to the convent of Clane; not forgetting his poor friends.
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The Treasurer of the Destitute Sick Society has received £3 from Henderson Black, Esq., Larkfield, for the use of the Institution.
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PROPOSED MONUMENT TO SIR R. R. GILLESPIE , K.C.B. -- It has long been a matter of surprise and regret to military persons connected with India and the County of Down, that no memorial is found at Comber, his birth-place, to commemorate the brilliant military services of the late Sir R.R. Gillespie; and, a representation of the general feeling on that subject having been made to the Marquis of Londonderry, at Saintfield House, on Tuesday the 26th day of October last, his Lordship was pleased to express an earnest desire to assist in rescuing the memory of a gallant brother soldier from this apparent neglect, and to promote, by his influence, liberal subscription, and an appropriate site in the town of Comber, any design that may be agreed upon for the erection of a testimonial to the memory of General Gillespie. The proposal having been also cordially received and supported by N. Price, Esq., and all those who were present on the occasion, a committee was named for carrying it into effect, consisting of the following noblemen and gentlemen: -- Chairman, the Marquis of Londonderry, the Marquis of Downshire, Viscount Dungannon, Lord Sand-----, Viscount Castlereagh, the Earl of Hillsborough, Viscount Jocelyn, General Meade, Lord William Hill, N. Price, Esq., General D'Aguilar, Colonel Cairnes, Colonel Nugent, Colonel Ward, Hugh Montgomery, Es., R. Gordon, Esq., James Blackwood, Esq., R. Ward, Esq., M. Forde, Esq., James Charles Blackwood, Esq., D. Ker, Esq., J. W. Maxwell, Esq., W. Blackwood, Esq., William Keon, Esq., Colonel Westenra, Captain Mostyn, 8th Hussars, John H. Houston, Esq., R. B. Blakiston, Esq., James Birch, Esq., Captain Francis Heron, Guy Stone, Esq., Captain M'Leroth, Captain Howe. Treasurers -- the Rev. R. Blake and John Andrews, Esq., Comber. Secretary -- Mr. Percy Boyd. And the Secretary was requested to communicate to each person not then present, who was named on the committee, the substance of the foregoing minute and to solicit his co-operation.
On Tuesday night last, the dwelling-house of Mr. Gourley, Leggagowan, near Saintfield, was burnt down. The family had a narrow escape. It is feared by some, that the fire was the act of an incendiary.
CAUTION TO THE NIGHT WATCH. -- On Sunday morning last, between the hours of twelve and one o'clock, as a young man was returning home from the house of a friend, he observed the under half-door of a respectable haberdashery shop in Bridge Street lying wide open; but, conceiving at the time that some person had been coming out of the shop, he took no further notice, but passed on homeward. However, about half an hour after fearing that all was not right, he returned to the spot, and found the door in the same state. On rousing up the family, he found that it had benn left open accidently. The Commissioners for watching, paving, and lighting the town ought to look after the conduct of the watchman who was placed in that street on the night in question, and who could not possibly have passed and repassed the place for at least four hours, without noticing the accidental neglect on the part of the owner of the shop, provided he had been paying that attention to his business which the duties of his situation demand. It would rather seem that he cared nothing about the property of those very people from whom he receives his weekly wages, when he left them exposed to the daring miscreants to be found in Banbridge. -- From our Correspondent.
DOWNPATRICK UNION. -- Number in workhouse, Friday, 18th November -- Men, 37; women, 70; boys under fifteen years of age, 38; girls under fifteen, 25; infants under two, 10 -- total, 180.
Mr. William Beckett of Downpatrick obtained a classical prize at the late October examinations, Trinity College, Dublin.
In Trinity College, Dublin, at the late examinations, Mr. Henry Saul, son of John Saul, Esq., Downpatrick, obtained a first honour in science. This is the eleventh college obtained within a short time by the pupils educated by the Rev. Wm. Graham of Downpatrick.
A soiree was held in Maghery School-house, on Friday evening the 18th inst. About eighty persons partook of the cheering beverage. After tea, the Rev. Mr. Morrison was called to the chair; and, having made some remarks on the advantages of such meetings, contrasting them with the scenes of amusement formerly resorted to by young persons, be called upon Mr. William Hodgen, who addressed the meeting on the subject of temperance. His speech
was both interesting and amusing. Mr. Joseph Elliott, the teacher of the Maghery School, then spoke on the advantages of social meetings, and was followed by Mr. Samuel Fairley, who addressed the meeting on the necessity of religious education. His observations on this subject were clear and persuasive, and were listened to with marked attention. Mr. Hugh Moore was next called upon to address the meeting, and spoke on the Advantages of Sabbath school instruction, and the necessity and utility of family worship, exhorting all present to use every means in their power to promote the spiritual interests of their fellow-creatures, and extend the kingdom of the Redeemer. After singing a few verses of a hymn, the Chairman concluded with prayer, and the persons present separated, highly pleased with the evening's proceedings, and expressing a desire to see such meetings more frequently held in their neighbourhood. -- From our Correspondent..
EXTRAORDINARY PRODUCE. -- On Saturday last, we inspected, at the shop of Mr. Boyd, seedsman, Thomas Street, Armagh, a specimen of a new kind or potato, named Mantgel Wurtzel, grown at Sir George Molyneux's, Castledillon, of which 11bs. of seed produced 8cwt. of potatoes. One of the potatoes weighed four pounds and a quarter. At the same place was exhibited a red Norfolk turnip, grown by Mr. J. Wilson, Armagh, which weighed 18 Ibs., and measured one yard in circumference. The seed was purchased at the shop of Mr. Boyd. -- Ibid.
We understand that the Clergy of the Diocese of Armagh are about to present an address to the Bishop of Meath, congratulating him upon his unsolicited elevation to the Episcopal Bench. --Ibid.
SEIZURE OF MALT, &c., AND OF ILLICIT DISTILLERS. -- Lieutenant Foye and the Moville Revenue Police lately seized, near Glengivney and Carndonagh a considerable quantity of pot-ale, malt, barley. &c., intended for illicit distillation, together with two prisoners, who have been committed to Lifford Jail for three months.
NEWRY SCHOOL. -- The following scholars of the Newry School obtained honours at the late Term examinations in Trinity College, Dublin :-- Mr. J. K. Ingram, a first moderatorship in science and a gold medal; Mr. F.M'Blain, a first prize in political economy; Mr. D. Herron, a classical honour, second rank; and Mr. F. M'Blain, a Vice-Chancellor's prize for Greek prose.
REVENUE POLICE. -- Late on the night of Monday, 7th instant, and early on the following morning, the No. 2 party of Revenue Police, stationed at Learmount, under the command of that very active and intelligent young officer, Lieutenant Gallimore, succeeded in discovering two private distilleries in the heart of the Munterlony mountains, county of Tyrone. There were seized and destroyed 310 gallons of pot-ale, twenty-seven vessels, consisting of sieves, barrels, &c.; two stills, one head, the worm, one keg of spirits also taken, and four persons arrested, and afterwards convicted. Within the last fortnight, six seizures of an extensive nature have been made by the same party. The late augmentation of duty on spirits, and the present cheapness of grain, have certainly revived and increased most materially the practice of illicit distillation in almost every quarter. -- Derry Journal.
James Little, Esq., R.M., has been removed from Glenties, county of Donegall, to Ballymote, county of Sligo; and Captain Duff has been ordered from Clifden to Outerard.
FRIGHTFUL OUTRAGE. -- A most determined outrage took place on Monday week, at Glenties, in this county. A person came from Dublin to receive rents, and as he and his bailiffs went to distrain the defaulters, the peasantry assembled and beat the bailiffs off the lands, and they had to make their escape. Information was sent to Mr. Little, Stipendary Magistrate, who forthwith despatched an express for a reinforcement of police to Letterkenny; and, on the following day, Mr. Anderson, County Inspector, with a large party of police, arrived at the Glenties, and proceeded to search for the rioters. Mr/ Little's jaunting-car accidentally fell down a precipice of upwards of forty feet, by which his servant's skull was fractured. It was very much dreaded that further disturbances would take place on Wednesday, when it was intended by the gentleman from Dublin to endeavour to obtain the rents, or to distrain for them. -- Ballyshannon Herald.
INHUMAN MURDER BY POACHERS. -- About a month since, two water-bailiffs, employed by the trustees of the Bann Fisheries, were beaten in a most brutal manner, by salmon poachers, near Coagh, on the Ballinderry River, and narrowly escaped with their lives. We are sorry to learn that the miscreants who committed this ferocious assault were not apprehended; and, probably emboldened by the impunity which thus attended crime, a deed of still deeper guilt was perpetrated in the parish of Ardtrea, in the same neighbourhood, on Saturday evening the 12th instant. On that evening, a young man named William Lees, a water-bailiff, observing three men proceeding in the direction of Ballinderry Water, evidently for the purpose of salmon and trout fishing (this being the "close: or spawning season), he followed them, in order to disappoint them in their sport, or to ascertain the identity of the parties, with a view to their prosecution. Soon after, the brother of Lees, who, apprehensive of violence, had gone in the same direction, to lend his assistance, should it be required, heard cries, as if from a person who was being maltreated and overpowered. Hurrying towards the spot whence the sounds proceeded, he was horrified to find his brother stretched upon the ground, bleeding, and in a state of insensibility. Medical assistance having been procured as promptly as possible, it was found that the skull of the unfortunate water-keeper had been almost beaten in, a piece of wood having been found in one of the fractures, proving that a bludgeon was the weapon with which the death-wound had been inflicted. It was soon evident that all hope of recovery was vain. The poor fellow remained in a state of insensibility until the following Tuesday, when he expired, leaving his aged, infirm, and helpless parents disconsolate and almost unprovided for. The murderers, who had fled on the approach of the brother of the deceased to the scene of blood, have not yet fallen into the hands of justice; but it is to be hoped that they will not long remain at large. A warrant for their apprehension has been issued. It is but a short time since we called attention to the reckless practice of salmon and trout poaching, out of season, on the very river where this melancholy occurrence took place. We regret to state that it prevails, to a shameful extent, upon other streams emptying themselves into Lough Neagh -- more particularly the Maine, Six-mile-water, and Blackwater. The Bann is more strictly guarded. Some of the best trout and salmon streams in the North have thus been made next to valueless.
SUICIDE. -- An inquest was held at Caddagh, parish of Tullycorbet, in this county, on the 5th instant, on the body of Susan Cassely, who poisoned herself by swallowing arsenic. It appeared that her husband had gone to America some years since, that he was about returning this season, that she was in a state of pregnancy by another man and, fearing to meet her ill-treated spouse, she put an end to her existence. She lingered from Tuesday until Saturday in the greatest agony. Northern Standard.
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The embarkation of the 45th Regiment for foreign service has been countermanded. The two battalions are to be consolidated, and to combine on home duty until further orders. -- United Service Gazette.
COURT-MARTIAL AT CORK. -- We understand it is expected that the charges preferred against Second Lieut. Piers [Geedo], 5th or Northumberland Fusiliers, will not be investigated, as that officer has applied to the Horse Guards, to be permitted, to sell out of the army. If the permission be granted, of course the proceedings will drop.
th -- One Ensign, one [surgeon], and  rank and file have embarked at Dublin, for the West Indies, there to join the service companies. th. -- The [--?--] division embarked at Dublin per the Ballinasloe steamer, for Liverpool, Nov. 16, on route to Chatham. 88th. -- One Captain, one Lieutenant, one Ensigns, one surgeon, and 85 rank and file, have embarked at the North-wall, Dublin, for Portsmouth, for conveyance to Malta, there to join the service companies.
Four soldiers of the guard attached to the convict ship [-- -- ? -- --] composed of men belonging to the [??]st and 99th, [-- -- ?-- --] with the prisoners, for the purpose of seizing the ship. One of the soldiers, however, having turned Queen's evidence, they were taken into the Cape of Good Hope, and tried by a Court-martial. One was shot, and two more were transported. -- Limerick Chronicle.
Lieutenant-General Sir Hudson Lowe, K.C.B., has been appointed to the Coloency of the 50th Regiment, vacant by the death of General Sir George Townsend Walker, G.C.B., late Lieutenant-Governor of Chelsea College; and Lieutenant-General the Earl of West[-- ? --] (better known as Lord Burghersh.) will be appointed Colonel of the 58th Regiment, vacant by the removal of Sir Hudson Lowe to the 50th. -- United Service Gazette.
General Sir William Clinton, will succeed General Sir George Townsend Walker, as Lieutenant-Governor of Chelsea College.
The depot of the 88th, or Connaught Rangers, under the command of Major [-- ? --], embarked on Thursday at the Custom-house Quay, Dublin, on board the [-- -- ? -- --] for Glasgow.
PORTSMOUTH, November 12. -- The Southampton, 50 guns, with the flag of Sir F. King, from the Cape station, arrived this morning. The Pique, 36, Hon. Captain Stopford, arrived this afternoon. The Rhadamanthus steamer, for Mediterranean, will leave Woolwich early next week, touching this port.
WOOLWICH, November 18. -- The Firefly steam-vessel, at present in dock being repaired and coppered, has been ordered to be fitted with rotary engines, on the plan of Vice-Admiral the Right Hon. Thomas Earl of Dundonald. The Acheron steam-vessel sailed for Sheerness on Wednesday the 16th. The Mastiff surveying vessel, and the Woodlark, her tender, arrived on Wednesday the 16th instant, from the Orkney Islands. The Magician, an iron steam-vessel of 360 tons, built by Messrs. Ditchburn & Mare, proceeded down the river on Wednesday the 16th, under the command of Captain Sir Francis Collier, Knt., C.B. and K.C.H., superintendent of her Majesty's Dockyard, Woolwich, to try engines of 110-horse power, which had been fitted in her by Penn & Son, and the speed attained is said to have been fifteen knots per hour. Mr. Thomas Lloyd, assistant to chief engineer, in the room of Mr. Peter Ewart, recently deceased from injuries he received by the breaking of a chain employed in placing boilers on board one of the steam-vessels in the basin of the dockyard.
COAST GUARD. -- REMOVALS. -- Lieutenant H. Wall, from Mesner Haven, to her Majesty's ship Resistance; Lieutenant F. Hire, from the Priory, to Mesner Haven; Lieut. John Coleman from 39 Tower, to the Priory, near Rye.
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Port of Belfast.
ARRIVED, November 14. -- Gleaner, M'Mullan, Liverpool, salt; Glynhonwy, Williams, Newport, iron. -- 15. Mary and Ann, Green, Liverpool, salt; Isabella, Gordon, Wick, herrings; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Kitty, Faulkner, Chester, firebricks; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers; Thomas and Ann, Williams, Liverpool, general cargo; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 17. Maria Elizabeth, Williams, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Athlone (Davies), Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 18. Ranger, Black, Donaghadee, basket-rods.
SAILED, November 15. -- Countess of Lonsdale (st.), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and Passengers; Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers. -- 16. Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Antelope (steamer), M'Pherson, Carlisle, goods and passengers; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers. -- 17. Lady Saltoun, Wood, Liverpool, general cargo; Mary Scott, Scott, Dundee, general cargo; Kitty, M'Donald, Ardrossan, oats; Venus, Dunn, Portaferry, general cargo; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, on Saturday, at three o'clock afternoon.
For Dublin, the Birmingham, Church, on Wednesday, at twelve o'clock noon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Friday, at two o'clock afternoon.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling ay Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth and Southampton, on Monday, at five o'clock evening.
For Liverpool, from Mewry, the Hercules, Tallan, on Saturday, at three o'clock afternoon; and from Liverpool for Newry on Wednesday, 30th instant, at seven o'clock evening.
For Liverpool, from Strangford, the Eclipse, on Thursday, at five o'clock morning.
A steamer sails from Drogheda for Liverpool, on Friday, at two o'clock afternoon.
At Liverpool from New York, 18th instant, the Garrick, Skiddy.
At Falmouth from Port-au-Prince, 14th instant, the Gondola, of Belfast, Warnock. Two of the crew died at Port-au-Prince, of fever.
At Elsinore, 5th instant, the Isabella, Robertson, from Riga to Newry.
At Elsinore, 5th instant, the Jessie Scott, M'Culloch, from Riga to Newry.
At Elsinore, 5th instant, the Venus, Mearns, from Riga to this port.
At New York, from Liverpool, the General Parkhill, Hoyt; the Europe, Marshall; the Cheater, Doyle; the Talbot, Storey; the Virginia, Allen; the Clifton, Ingersoll; and the Alfred, Myers.
At Elsinore, 5th instant, the Rosebud, of Belfast, M'Cormick, from Riga to Derry.
At Honfleur from this port, 10th instant, the Royal Victoria, M'Ferran, after a passage of six days.
At Monte Video, from Callao, August 29, the Larne, of Belfast, Davies.
At the Straits of Banca from Liverpool, the Laidmans, Scott.
From Milford, 14th instant, the Eliza, Loughran, from London to Derry.
From Holyhead, 14th instant, the Jane, Ross, from Bangor to Newry.
For Charleston, S.C., from this port, on Thursday, the Arabian, of Belfast, Rainey, with a general cargo.
For Demerara from this port, on Thursday, the Joseph P. Dobree, of Belfast, Hawkins, with a general cargo.
For Rouen from North Shields, 13th instant, the Belfast, Cameron.
For New York from Liverpool, 15th instant, the Sheridan, De Peyster.
At Liverpool for Honduras, the Brigand, Harrison.
At Liverpool for Malta, 15th instant, the Horatio, of Belfast, hamill.
On the 4th instant, in lat. 44., long. 61. 20., the Great Western (steamer), from Bristol to New York. On the 6th instant, in lat. 44., long. 54., the Gilmour; both by the Britannia steamer.
DUBLIN, November 17. -- The British Queen, Dixon, ashore at Baldoyle, has become a total wreck. The Globe, from Demerara to the Clyde, is ashore near Baldoyle, on her beam-ends; crew, part of cargo, and materials saved.
SHIPWRECK AND EXTENSIVE LOSS OF PROPERTY. -- At Algoa Bay, the Sabina, Spanish vessel, with a cargo valued at £120,000, of which £90,000 was insured, was lost, and twenty-one of the crew and passengers drowned. This ship , which was bound from Manilla to Cadiz, in trying to make Algoa Bay, struck on Cape Recief. The wreck had sold for £500.
The brig Sisters, of Whitehaven, was boarded at sea, previous to the 25th ultimo, a complete wreck, and the crew taken off.
WELLS, November 14. -- The Moscow, of Whitby, Wilson, is stranded near this place, and expected to become a wreck.
YARMOUTH, November 14. -- The schooner Elbe, of South Shields, foundered, yesterday, having been in contact; crew saved.
SOUTHEND, November 16. -- The brig Robinson, Warrings, from Hartlepool to London, was totally wrecked yesterday, on the Nore Sand; crew saved.
HARWICH, November 15. -- The brig Hamilton, of London, from North Sheilds, went ashore, this morning, on the Gunfleet Sand, and soon became a wreck; the crew consisted of ten persons, of whom nine found a watery grave.
WIVENHOE, COLCHESTER, November 15. -- The Gannet, of and from South Sheilds, for London, Hunnam, got ashore on the Whitaker, in the Swin, this morning, and has become a wreck; crew saved.
The duchess of Buccleuch, bound to the Havannah, was lost, on the 14th August, on the Jacknadillos, coast of Cuba; crew saved.
The Georgiana, Wray, from Tarraagona to Liverpool, struck on a sunken rock, on the coast of Portugal, on the 27th ultimo, and sank; crew saved.
STETTIN, November 7. -- The Dove, of Plymouth, Smith, from Cardiff to Stettin, has been stranded at Hannegaard; crew saved.
MONTE VIDEO, September 21. -- The Seagull, from Liverpool to this port, was ashore on the East point of Malancado, previous to the 29th ultimo, and not expected to be got off; cargo expected to be saved.
The Northern Conference, Jude, coal-laden, was fallen in with, off the Spurn, 11th instant, abandoned, and with the water up to the cabin floor, by the Gazelle (steamer), Hurst, arrived in the Thames.
CADIZ, November 4. -- The Emanuel, Well, from Newfoundland to Cette, was driven on shore on a reef of rocks at Cape Condor, near Bota, and it is expected will be wrecked; one man drowned.
GIBRALTAR, November 7. -- The Senegal (French brig) , from Newfoundland, was abandoned at sea, on the 30th ultimo, 200 miles W. of the Azores; crew saved by the Swan, Arthur, arrived here.
The Britannia, Higginson, from Fiume to Antwerp, parted from her anchors, 24th ultimo, in the Bay of Fiume, drove ashore, and was completely wrecked; crew saved.
SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE. -- We much regret to state that intelligence has been received of the wreck of the barque Argyle, of Waterford, Robert Power, master, bound for Quebec. She went ashore on the 15th ult., at Louisburg, Cape Breton, and the respectable and highly esteemed captain perished, there is too much reason to fear, with all the crew, about sixteen in number. -- Waterford Mirror.
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ARRIVAL OF ROYAL WEST INDIA STEAMER "CLYDE." -- FALMOUTH, November 18, Eight a.m. -- The royal mail-steamer Clyde, Ewing, master, arrived at one a.m., bringing Mexican, Jamaica, and other West India Island mails, this being the first boat by the new route. Her dates of leaving are from St. Thomas, Oct. 24; Bermuda, 2d, and from Fayal, 12th instant. She has brought fourteen passengers and a small quantity of specie on freight. The royal mail-steamer Tweed brought the Jamaica mails to St. Thomas. The royal mail-steamer Solway brought the Mexican mails to Bermuda. The royal mail-steamer Forth had arrived at St. Thomas on the 24th of October, with mails from England. The Clyde left the following royal mail-steamers at St. Thomas:-- The Teviot, Trent, Tweed, and Forth. Her Majesty's ship Rover was at Bermuda, on her way to England, from the Gulf of Mexico, having on board a large freight of silver.
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PREVENTION OF SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION AT SEA. -- A letter has been received at Lloyd's, from their agent at Sydney, addressed to W. Dobson, Esq., enclosing certain suggestions by Dr. Wm. Bland [?], on the subject of spontaneous combustion of wood ships, and submitting a certain plan for its prevention. The whole is too voluminous for insertion, but the following will be found to be the substance: -- The Doctor suggests, as a preventative, the use of carbonic acid gas, as its specific gravity and solubility in atmospheric air do not prevent its subsiding in that fluid, and remaining unmixed, even under extensive exposure to its action. The mode of application he advises is, to have a cask fro each hold placed on the keelson [?], perforated in the upper third of it, each hole an inch in diameter, the lower two-thirds to be lined internally with lead. Into the head of each cask a metallic tube, of about an inch in diameter, to be fixed, heading from the deck, the whole length of each tube to be protected by a strong casing of wood. Each cask to be provided with the requisite quantity of whiting, and, when required for use, pour down, by means of the tube, the requisite quantity of sulphuric acid, diluted in the proposition of about one of the acid to four or five of water, when the carbonic acid gas would disperse along the vessel, and replace all atmospheric air. [Query -- Is it not more than probable that this "diffusion" of life-destroying gas through the vessel would "extinguish" the crew as well as the fire !]
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THE BANNER OF ULSTER.
Printed and Published every TUESDAY and FRIDAY morning, by GEORGE TROUP, at the Office, 3, Donegall Street Place.
Belfast, Tuesday November 22, 1842.
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The Banner of Ulster - 29 November, 1842
On the 5th inst., at Naples, the Lady of the Hon. John Jocelyn, of a son.
On the 19th inst., by the Rev. John Gamble, Ballygowan, Mr. DANIEL M'MORRAN, of Magherascouse, to Miss ELIZA O'NEILL of same place.
At St. Mark's Church, Armagh, on the 24th inst., by the Rev. E. O. Disney, Mr. HANS TWYFORD, victualler, to JANE, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Gibson, Barrack Hill, Armagh.
On Thursday last, of fever, after a few days' illness, at his residence, 51, Joy Street, Mr. JAMES SMALL, aged twenty-nine years. Mr. Small was a young gentleman whose kindness of heart, amiable disposition, and sterling integrity, had gained for him many and devoted friends, who will long regret his premature loss to them and to society.
On the 31st ult., MARIA, the beloved wife of Mr. S. RENNIE, Gausteens, Castleblayney, aged thirty-six.
On the 1st inst., Mr. JOSEPH M'KEE, Broomfield, aged eighty-one. His latter days were spent in the service of God. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
On the 13th inst., of water in the head, MATILDA, third daughter of Joseph Thompson, Esq., Ballyarnett.
On the 15th inst., at his residence, Carnamaddy, Burt, JOHN DYSART, Esq.
On the 10th inst., at his residence, Mount Ida, Dromore, Captain JOHN WATSON HULL, of the East India Company's service, aged fifty.
On the 14th inst., in Needham Street, Newry, aged seven years, GEORGE SCOTT GILLETLIE, eldest son of George Scott Gilletlie, Officer of Excise, Birmingham.
On the 12th inst., at Torquay, of hooping cough, SEBINA DORETHEA ROCHFORT, Esq., of Rochfort Lodge, county Donegall.
The Royal Society of London have given the Copley medal this year to James M'Cullagh, Esq., F.T.C.D. Professor of Mathematics in the Dublin University.
The Duke of Leinster is elected Master, and Alderman Hoyte Deputy Master, of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Ireland.
THE MAGISTRACY. -- The Chancellor, on the recommendation of Lord Rossmore, Lieutenant of Monaghan, has appointed Edward Wellington Bond, of Bondville, Tynan, Esq., to the Commission of the Peace for that county; and, on the recommendation of the Earl of Ranfurly, Robert Wray, of Dungannon, in the county of Tyrone, Esq., to the Commission of the Peace for that county.
MEDICAL PRIVILEGES IN IRELAND. -- Degrees in medicine, or diplomas in surgery of Scotch Universities or Colleges, confer no privileges out of Scotland -- do not qualify for any surgical or medical appointments, under the new Poor-law, the militia, or prison Acts of Parliament. The Poor-law Commissioners have recently dismissed all those who held Scotch diplomas from their offices under them, as unqualified. [We should like to learn the reason why so daring an injustice is inflicted upon more than one-half of all medical practitioners in Ireland.]
DEATH OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL STEPHENS. -- From the commencement of the Chinese war, Colonel Stephens had been actively employed in every movement of the army. After the taking of Chusan, he has been appointed by the Commander-in-chief, Sir Hugh Gough, to an important civil station in that island. Upon the resumption of active operations, he rejoined his regiment, the 49th, which he commanded in the attack upon Chin-keang-foo, on the 21st July; but the fatigue and sufferings of that day were too much for the brave veteran, and he did not long survive. -- Dublin Evening Post.
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BELFAST PETTY SESSIONS COURT.
Saturday, November 26.
(Before R.D. Coulson, James Macnamara, W.G. Johnson, and J.F. Ferguson, Esqrs.)
FRAUD ON THE LOAN FUND.
A person named Wallace, residing in Birch Street, who did not appear, was sued, with another named Hull, of No. 50, Green Street, for a balance of £4 12ss. due the Belfast Loan Fund and Mont de Piété establishment. Wallace, it appeared, had been the original borrower, and Hull one of his securities. Moreover, one of the messengers of the office, deposed to the service of summons upon both persons.
Mr. YOUNG, who appeared for Wallace, submitted that the summons had not been properly served upon his client. It appeared that service had been made upon his wife; but it had frequently been held, both at Quarter Sessions and elsewhere, that this was not sufficient.
Mr. COULSON was of opinion that the defendant had had sufficient notice and knowledge of the service.
Mr. Brown, clerk of the Loan Fund, said that Hull had acknowledged, before Head Constable Kane, that he had received the summons from the Loan Fund.
Constable Kane was then swore and examined as to the fact. He stated that he heard the alleged admission from Hull, at the door of the police Office. That person formally resided in Green Street. He confessed that there had been a second service of a summons upon him, and he had put the question to witness, whether he could not appeal?
Mr. COULSON -- This, surely, is ample evidence that Hull has had sufficient notice of service from this Court.
Mr. YOUNG (to Kane) -- Do you know this person Hull?
Kane -- I have known him for several years.
Mr. YOUNG -- What business does he follow?
Kane -- I have known him engaged in dealing -- selling herrings, onions, and the like.
Mr. YOUNG was not, certainly, prepared for this. At all events, even as it stood, the evidence of Morrow went for nothing. Did the Court take it that the acknowledgement of Hull to Kane was sufficient evidence of service upon the former?
Mr. COULSON -- I do, indeed. I think we have had evidence enough that Hull had sufficient notice from this Court. However, I am bound to say this -- that I have not evidence that sufficient care has been taken by the Loan Fund to assist the officers of the Court. I must now go on with the case.
Mr. YOUNG (to Kane) -- Can you swear that the person Hull, who made the acknowledgment to you, is the same who became bail for Wallace?
Kane -- I cannot swear that -- you could not expect me to do so.
Mr. Brown was then examined, and proved the loan to Wallace. There had been two decrees against the debtor and securities, and, on the foot of the first, an overplus of £1 15s. had been paid. Cross-examined by Mr YOUNG -- Saw both of the defendants sign the document making them liable at the Loan Fund; knows them personally; will not swear that Hull is the same person who spoke to Kane; can swear that he originally lived in Green Street, that he afterwards went to reside in Gratton Street, and then returned again to Green Street.
Mr. COULSON (to Mr. Brown) -- On the last occasion on which you came before me to sustain cases of this kind, I proceeded with them only upon the understanding that you were to give more assistance to the officers of the Court in finding out the defaulters. Now, really, I must say that they have not been supported as they should have been.
Mr. Brown -- I am always willing to give all the assistance in my power. We found that the borrower had no effects, and that Wallace and Hull had both absconded.
Mr. YOUNG -- Did not you decree Wallace before?
Mr. Brown -- I am not aware that we had any decree against Wallace in this Court.
Mr. COULSON -- I have no recollection of such a decree.
Morrow (Messenger of the Court) to Mr. YOUNG -- I know from report and hearsay that Wallace lived at the place where I served the summons. To Mr. COULSON -- I will not swear that he slept there within the last fortnight.
Mr. COULSON -- Really, Mr. Brown, if you do not assist us better in such cases, if we fail to bring the defaulters to justice, you must consider it your own fault.
Mr. YOUNG -- Allow me to say, Sir, that Mr. Jones, the Chairman for the County Down, makes it imperative, in civil cases, upon the bailiffs, to serve the process personally, even if they should be obliged to travel ten miles in order to do so. He will not receive any evidence short of this.
Mr. COULSON, after referring to the section of the Act bearing upon the point, stated that he considered the service upon Hull to have been sufficient.
Mr. YOUNG -- In the case of a capias, such a service as I contend for is required by law, and, even in a civil bill returnable to Quarter Sessions, the same rule would hold, were it not that the Act of Parliament comes in to the assistance of the plaintiff, by declaring it due service of a process if served upon the defendant's wife, or upon his child being upwards of sixteen years of age. But, where service as I allude to is necessary.
Mr. COULSON -- The evidence with regard to the service upon Hull is quite clear.
Mr. YOUNG admitted that it was.
Mr. Brown prayed a decree against Hull, who could have his remedy against Wallace at the Quarter Sessions.
Mr. COULSON -- But, according to the opinion I have recently had from the law officers of the Crown, you could then come back here again, and sue Wallace.
Mr. Brown said he would be content with the decree against Hull.
Mr. COULSON then granted a decree for the amount claimed, with costs. In doing so, he again took occasion to observe to the representative of the Directors of the Loan Fund, that he would find great difficulty in proceeding with their cases, unless they gave more assistance to the officers of the Court.
Mr. Brown pledged himself to give all the aid in his power.
Some other decrees were ordered against Loan Fund defaulters. In more than one of these cases, the parties liable had absconded. This institution was established with a most benevolent and disinterested object; but it must be obvious that, through such instances of bad faith as the above, its usefulness must be very much impaired. The Directors, who gain nothing by the concern, beyond the consciousness of doing good, are made to suffer loss; and poor, though probably honest, applicants for loans find increased difficulty in procuring them, from the greater cautiousness necessary to be observed by the Managers in the matter of security. We are sorry to learn that, since its commencement, the Belfast Loan Fund has lost between £300 and £400 by bad debts.
UNAUTHORISED SALE OF PORK.
Mr. YOUNG called the attention of the Court to a case which had come before them yesterday, in which a person residing in Magherafelt had forwarded to Belfast, by carriers, three loads of pork, which, without authority, they had sold much under market price. There had, however, been no delivery, and the owner refused to recognise the sale; but the purchaser (Mr. Steen) insisted on regarding it as bona fide, and would not permit the pigs to be sold to any other person. Thus the owner was likely to again lose his market to-day, and he (Mr. Young) sought the advice of the Court in the circumstances.
Mr. COULSON -- I apprehend that the owner of the pork has a civil remedy.
Mr. YOUNG -- But what is to become of it in the meantime?
Mr. COULSON -- It is likely to be brought to this office; but, as it is a perishable article, it would probably become spoiled, if it remained with us.
The owner of the lot stated that the pigs had been sold at 25s. 2d. per cwt., the current price at market being 29s.
Mr. COULSON -- Let this person deliver the pork to the purchaser, and proceed against him by civil action for the difference in price.
Mr. YOUNG -- There will be a difficulty in recovering the amount, for Mr. Steen will, no doubt, stand by the sale.
Mr. COULSON -- In that case, would not the owner have his remedy against the three men who sold the pork?
Mr. YOUNG had doubts on that point.
Mr. COULSON -- You must proceed by civil action.
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FATAL ACCIDENT. -- A man named Farrell was killed in the Earl of Gosford's demesne, on the 23d instant, by the falling of a tree upon him whilst he was engaged in felling it. -- Ibid.
MAN FOUND DEAD. -- On the 23d instant, a man named Daniel Keenan was found dead in Mr. James Oliver's field, on the road leading from armagh to Monaghan. It appeared that he had come into Armagh in a delirious state, but what occurred on his way home was not elicited. On the same day a coroner's inquest was held, when a verdict of "Found dead" was returned. -- Ibid.
CHILD DROWNED. -- On Friday the 18th instant, a child, about seven years of age, whose parents are poor people, residing in Randalstown, was sent to draw water from the mill-pond; but, missing its footing, it fell in, and was carried through a sluice, and under an arch, crossing the road, to the river Maine -- the mill being at work at the time. It was soon got out of the water, and conveyed into the corn kiln; but, from the bruises it had received and the length of time it had been immersed in the water, it was found impossible to restore animation, through Doctor M'Donald and Doctor O'Neill rendered prompt and skilful medical assistance. -- From our Correspondent.
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PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, November 24. -- Athlone (steamer), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Margaret and Isabella, Lowry, Cheater, bricks; William Campbell, Primrose, Antwerp, flax;p Emma Hamilton, Thompson, Strangford, wheat; Jane and Eliza, Jones, London, wheat.
SAILED, November 23. -- Hibernia (steamer), Rainey, Dublin, goods and passengers; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 24. Reindeer (steamer), Head Liverpool, goods and passengers.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, on Saturday, at eight o'clock evening.
For Dublin, the Birmingham, Church, to-morrow, at twelve o'clock noon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, to-morrow, at six o'clock evening.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth and Southampton, on Monday, at twelve o'clock noon.
For Stranraer, the Maid of Galloway, Haswell, to-day, at ten o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Portrush, the Coleraine, Johnson, on Thursday, at eleven o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for the above port, on Monday, at eleven o'clock forenoon.
A steamer sails for Liverpool, from Dundalk, on Friday, at eight o'clock morning.
For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, the Britannia, Hewitt, on 4th December.
At Rothsay, Isle of Bute, from this port, 20th instant, the Jessie, M'Kenna.
At Rothsay, Isle of Bute, from Larne, 20th instant, the Grace, M'Intyre.
From China for Bombay, 5th September, the Harriett Scott, of Belfast, Beynon.
From Pernambuco for Liverpool, 20th ultimo, the Thomas Battersby, of Belfast, Leitch.
From China for London, 9th September, the William Pirrie, of Belfast, M'Douall.
From Falmouth for Antwerp, 20th instant, the Gondola, of Belfast, Warnock, from Port_au-Prince.
At Elsinore, 18th instant, the Commodore, Watt, from Riga for this port.
At Elsinore, 19th instant, the Victoria, Lillia, from Petersburg for this port.
At Elsinore, 19th instant, the Sisters, Gibb, from Riga for this port.
At Elsinore, 19th instant, the Malvina, Winter, from Riga for this port.
The Urgent, of Belfast, Harrison, from Liverpool to Jamaica, October 23, in lat. 19. 6. N., long. 29. 30. W.
The Chieftain, from Jamaica to London, 16th instant, by the Recovery, arrived at Kingstown.
The Dulcinea, of Belfast, Bigger, from Maryport, got ashore, on Friday, below Carrickfergus, where she discharged her cargo (coals), and has been brought up here a complete wreck.
HARTLEPOOL, November 22. -- The Gazelle, of Sunderland, Thomas (coal-laden), was driven on Landscur Rocks, 21st instant, and is likely to become a wreck.
WICK, November 17. -- The Jane, Macbeth, from Arbroath to this place, is ashore near the mouth of the Spey, and expected to become a wreck; crew saved.
MUMBLES, November 29. -- The Commerce of Llanelly, Bennet, is ashore near Porteynon, and expected to become a wreck.
STRANGFORD, November 23. -- Last night, the Zephyr, Saltry, of Sligo, from Glasgow for Dublin, was run on shore, north side of Ballyquiston Point, about one mile north of this bar, she having sprung a leak about two hours previous; she has become a wreck; part of her materials have been taken to Portaferry in boats.
CRONSTADT, November 11. -- The bar is free of ice to-day, but the communications continues closed.
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