The Banner of Ulster - Friday, 3 February, 1843
On the 20th ultimo, in St. Anne's Church, Mr. ARTHUR PURSE to Mrs. MARY STEWART, both of this town.
On the 22nd ultimo, by the Rev. B. M'Auley, Mr. EDWARD SANDWICH to Miss MARY DOUGHERTY, both of Downpatrick.
On the 24th ultimo, in Holywood Church, HENRY GLASSOCK, of Brent Pelham, Herts, to JANE, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Denby, of Westbrook, Holywood.
On the 25th ultimo, in St. Mark's Church, Armagh, Mr. FREDERICK POTTER, of Heverfordwest, to SARAH, youngest daughter of the late Lieutenant Andrew Wilson, of the Hon. East India Company's Service.
On the 29th ultimo, at Seapatrick, near Banbridge, aged forty years, C.G. BOYD, Esq., second son of the late Wm. Boyd of Fort-Breda, Esq.
On the 25th ultimo, aged sixty-four years, Mr. SAMUEL WILSON, Henrietta Street.
On the 24th ultimo, at her residence, Bridge-End, Ballymacarrett, Mrs. ELLEN DAVIS, wife of Mr. Wm. Davis, aged fifty-one years.
On the 22nd ultimo, JOSEPH, aged seven years; and on the 29th, MATILDA, aged five years, the beloved children of the Rev. James Beatty, of Dundalk.
On the 30th ultimo, at the residence of his father, near Ballynahinch, WM. HOLMES, student of the Belfast College, after a lingering illness, which he bore with Christian resignation.
On the 25th ultimo, at Springvale, HANNAH, relict of the late James Watt, Esq., aged eighty-three years.
On the 25th ultimo, aged eighty-two years, MARGARET, relict of the late Mr. Richard Robinson, near Moira.
In Italy, on the 18th ultimo, of consumption, ROSABELLA MARIA FRANCES, wife of Thomas Bermingham Trotter, Esq., and nephew of the Earl of Howth, youngest daughter of the late Major St. Clair.
On Friday last, FREDERICK BOURNE, of Terenure, near Dublin, Esq. Mr. Bourne was joint-proprietor of the Limerick and Dublin coaches, with his brother, Captain R. Bourne, R.N.
On the 18th ultimo, at Silverbrook, County Tyrone, in the seventy-sixth year of his age, JOHN CAREY, Esq.
On the 20th ultimo, at Spamount, near Castlederg, in the twenty-fourth year of his age, ANDREW BENNETT SPROUL, Esq., only son of the late Arthur Sproul, of Lower Dorset Street, in the city of Dublin, Esq.
The despatch forwarded to the Duke de Glucksberg three days since by M. Guizot was to appraise him that, by the courier who leaves today for Madrid, he should receive a formal intimation of the precise number of days he (the Duke de Glucksberg) was to remain in Madrid, should the Spanish Government persist in withholding France satisfaction for the insult offered her through her consul, M. Lesseps. It is hoped, however, that the interference of the British Government will have effected a reconciliation.
A Stockholm paper states that the illness of the King of Sweden is more serious than has been officially announced.
On Sunday morning, the new packet ship Ashburton, which sailed from New York on the 11th, reached Liverpool ; and, in the afternoon, the packet ship Stephen Whitney, which sailed on the 14th , arrived after an extraordinary passage of less than fifteen days from port to port. We have received by these vessels New York papers from the 1st to the 14th instant.
The Court of Inquiry into the mutiny on board the United States brig Somers, and the execution of three of the reputed mutineers, the leader of whom was a son of Mr. Spencer, the Minister at War, was still sitting. All the officers of the vessel having been examined on the subject, the Court was engaged in the examination of the seamen. The Inquiry excited the liveliest attention.
A shocking affair had occurred in Columbia, Georgia, Colonel Hepburn and General M'Dougal had quarrelled. Hepburn sent M'Dougal a note, intended for a challenge, and then went personally to the office of the latter. On opening the door, he said, "General, I have come," when he received a pistol ball in his left side, just below the heart, and died instantly.
The accounts from Canada report an improvement in the health of Sir Charles Bagot, and his ultimate recovery was expected. The Home Government having left the choice of the capitol to the Provisional Government, the latter had fixed on Montreal. Mr. Papineau was expected to return to the United States in the spring.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS GONE! -- John Uncas, the last male of the royal line of the celebrated chief of that name, died at Mohican, a suburb of Norwich, Connecticut, last month (December), aged eighty-nine years. He was buried on Wednesday in the royal burying-ground of the Mohicans, which is now marked by the monument completed last summer through the public spirit of the ladies of the place.
Advices from Teheran bring official accounts of the death of our brave and unfortunate countrymen Colonel Stoddard and Captain Connolly, at Bokhara. It appears that they were murdered in the open market-place of that city, after suffering every species of indignity at the hands of their fanatic persecutors. Had the great rectifier of his predecssor's erroes, the modest Governor-General of India, been permitted to have his own way, it is not impossible that a similar fate might have befallen the prisoners in the hands of the Affghans. The despatches containing the account of the atrocious murder of our lamented officers at Bokhara will most probably be laid before the public.The worst feature in the case is, that no satisfaction can be obtained. The King of Bokhara defies us as well as all other sovereigns.
THE NATIONAL COVENANT. -- The Rev. Dr. Symington of this city has in his possession an original of the National Covenant, certified by the following historical note, which is conclusive as to the authenticity of this very interesting document :-- "This Original of the National Covenant, having been in the custody of Robert Baillie of Jerviswood, who was executed at Edinburgh, Dec. 24, 1684, was committed by His Lady to the keeping of Elizabeth Tuedale, aunt to the late Mr. James Tuedale, late minister in Glenluce ; and it never having been again called for, the said aunt gave it to Mr. Tuedale, when he was settled minister of Glenluce, in the year 1716 ; and after his death, Oct., 1758, preserved by Mr. John Dickson, minister of the Gospel at New Luce." -- Scottish Guardian.
QUEEN'S VISIT TO IRELAND. -- It may be considered certain, we believe, that, if no great intervening obstacle arise, her Majesty will visit Ireland in the course of the ensuing summer, and it is highly probable, we think, that, as has been stated in some journals, her tour will include the Giant's Causeway. There has appeared another statement, as to the entire accuracy of which we have some doubt. It is that 500 men are now employed in preparing Baron's Court, the seat of the Marquis of Abercorn, for her Majesty's reception. Were the Queen to make an excursion by land, to the Giant's Causeway, it may almost be presumed that she would honour Baron's Court by a visit, in which case this city would also be honoured by her august presence ; but it is a mistake to say that 500 men, or a fifth of that number, are now employed on the mansion of the most noble Marquis ; and we have reason to believe that the improvements upon it, which have been in progress for a considerable time , are not expected to be completed until August, and that it is understood that his Lordship will not, until then, return to his Irish estates. -- Derry Journal.
THE MAGISTRACY. -- The Lord Chancellor has appointed Christopher Delmege, Esq. of Castlepark to the commission of the peace for the county Limerick. The senior police magistrate for Ireland is G.M. Drought, Esq., stationed at Baltinglass, Wicklow, whose appointment was in November, 1821.
HIGH SHERRIFFS. -- His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the under-mentioned gentlemen to the office of High Sheriff for the following towns and counties in Ireland for the year 1843:-- Antrim -- John M'Neile, Esq. of Parkmount, Belfast. Armagh -- James M. Stronge, Esq. of Tynan Abbey, Tynan. Carrickfergus Town -- Edward Bruce, Esq. of Scoutbush, Carrickfergus. Cavan -- William Ennery, Esq. of Ballyconnell House, Ballyconnell. Donegal -- John Robert Boyd, Esq. of Ballymacool, Letterkenny. Down -- Patrick John Nugent, Esq. of Portaferry. DroghedaTown -- Ralph Smyth, Esq. of Drogheda. Dublin -- Chas. Cobbe, junior, of Newbridge, Swords. Fermanagh -- Richard Hall, Esq. of Innismore, Enniskillen. Londonderry City and County -- William Hamilton Ashe, Esq. of Ashbrook, Londonderry. Louth -- Samuel M'Clintock, Esq., Newtown, Drogheda. Monaghan -- John Hatchell, Esq. of Bessmount, Monaghan. Tyrone -- Robert Gordon, Esq. of Florida, Belfast.
The Rev. Dr. Carson, rector of Cavan, has paid all the tithe rent-charge and poor-rate upon his estates in Monaghan, for his tenantry, out of his own purse.
The Ecclesiastical Journal says -- "It is understood that Mr. Winning is likely to be admitted to the Holy Order of deacons in a few months.
The Rev. B. Maturin has been appointed to the curacy of Ralloo, county of Antrim -- patron, the Dean of Connor.
THE IRISH SOCIETY AND THEIR LAWSUITS -- It is said that the Society has at length formally commenced proceedings against the Bishop of Derry for establishing their alleged right to the advowson of Desertoghill.
FIXITY OF TENURE -- A grand demonstration, in favour of the farmers and working-classes, took place at Thomastown, in the county of Kilkenny, on Sunday the 22nd instant. Mr. Connor, the advocate of perpetuity of tenure and valuation, attended. The assemblage, which consisted of from five to six thousand people, was held in the open fields adjoining the town.
The sentence passed on to Mr. Robert Caldwell, solicitor, and who is at present confined in the Richmond Bridewell, Dublin, for a criminal assault, has been commuted by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant from the term of two years to one, which will expire in about two months. Mr. Caldwell's health has suffered materially from the imprisonment which he has already undergone.
Mr. O'Connell sailed by Monday night's packet from Dublin for England. Mr. O'Connell will attend the Anti-Corn Law meeting at Liverpool on Tuesday, another similar meeting at Manchester on Wednesday, and, after attending a Repeal meeting on Thursday, he will return to Liverpool. -- Freeman's Journal.
IRISH BANKRUPT. -- Terence M'Clean, of Blackwatertown, in the county of Armagh, shopkeeper, dealer, and chapman ; to surrender on Monday the 13th day of February, and on Tuesday the 14th day of March following.
THE NEW BRIDGE. -- This beautiful specimen of bridge architecture was thrown open to the public, toll-free, on Tuesday last. Some delay took place in the completion of the arrangements preparatory to this measure, from causes over which, we understand, neither the respectable contractor, Mr F. Ritchie, nor the superintending surveyors, Messrs. Lanyon and Fraser, had any control; and considerable disappointment was expressed by the people of Down. Now, however, that the communication between the two great northern counties, through this channel, has been opened, we must record our opinion of the first-rate style in which the work has been executed. The design is at once massive and elegant -- unrivalled, so far as our knowledge extends, by that of any similar structure thrown across an Irish river for a number of years past; and the workmanship is such as to leave nothing to desire. The stone used is chiefly Mourne granite, from quarries near Annalong. The range-walls are formed of immense slabs of this durable material, set on edge. The water-way is 250 feet in width -- a narrowing of the channel of the Lagan which (in connexion with the contemplated harbour improvements) will tend to the scouring and deepening of the river. The width between the range-walls is, we believe, about forty feet. The name for the new bridge has not yet been decided on. It is to be hoped, however, that a more appropriate one than any yet suggested (though these are, on the whole, unexceptional) will be chosen.
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. -- Yesterday, Andrew Mulholland, Esq., was unanimously elected as Alderman for Dock Ward; and John Lindsay, Esq., as Councillor for Cromac Ward -- the former in the room of Alderman Cordukes, and the latter in the room of Councillor T.L. Stewart, both resigned.
SOLDIER SAVED FROM DROWNING. -- A corporal named Somerville, on the recruiting service in Belfast, fell into the Lagan, at a part of the bank unprotected by a wall, near the new bridge, and was in imminent danger of drowning when some person, who chanced to be in a boat on the river, fortunately came to his assistance, and rescued him from impending death. After he had been conveyed, in a state of complete exhaustion and insensibility, to a public-house, medical assistance was promptly procured, through the kindness of Chief Constable Lindsay; and proper restorative means having been adopted, Somerville has been restored to his usual health -- a wiser man, it is to be hoped, for his immersion.
COMMITTALS FROM THE POLICE COURT, FOR TRIAL AT THE ENSUING SPRING ASSIZES. -- Sarah Devine, for stealing a purse and 7s. 6d. from John Kelly of Abbey Street; Alice M'Wade for stealing a gas pipe, the property of Mr. Richard Robson, High Street; Patrick Cushnaghan, for embezzling a quantity of bread, the property of James Shannon, Patrick Street; Henry Connor and Mary Connor, for having in their possession a coat, the property of Mr. A. Dickey, North Street; Mary Quin and Rose Quin, for having in their possession several articles of clothing, the property of the Guardians of the Belfast Union Workhouse; James O'Hare, for stealing, at Willow-bank, a pair of shoes, the property of Anne Brady; James Johnston, for stealing a pair of boots, the property of Mr. H. Maguire, Chapel Lane; Eliza Magill, for stealing a gown, the property of Hannah Deery, Smithfield.
We understand that the congregation of Tassagh have presented the Rev. James Bennet, of the Belfast Presbytery, with a unanimous call to become their pastor. When we consider Mr. Bennet's talent, amiable disposition, genuine piety, and extensive acquaintance with theological and general literature, we cannot but congratulate this congregation on their happy choice. Mr. Bennet possesses those characteristics of mind and disposition that cannot fail to render him at once a very acceptable preacher and a most devoted and working minister.
THE ROBBERY OF TEA. -- John Johnston, Margaret Johnston and Jane M'Garel, who are in custody charged with receiving a stolen chest of tea (as already noticed by us), were brought up at the Police Office, for re-examination, on Wednesday; but remanded until Saturday, to admit of further evidence to identify the property being procured from Scotland. It is said that a clue to the actual thieves had been found.
KANE'S (LATE HALL'S) HOTEL, WARING STREET. -- We understand that Mr. Kane, late Chief Steward of the Reindeer steamer, has taken this old-established and respectable hotel. The Belfast Master Mariners' Association, who have long held their meetings in this establishment, have expressed so high an opinion of the manner in which it is likely to be conducted under its new management, as to intimate that it shall have their continued patronage.
LISBURN. -- THE WORKHOUSE. -- On the 28th January there were 555 paupers in the workhouse connected with this Union.
CULTRA. -- ROBBERY. -- The porter's lodge at the residence of Wm. Cairns, Esq., J.P., at Cultra, was entered on Thursday last by thieves, and plundered of a number of articles. The police are active in their search after the robbers.
LIGONEIL. -- SABBATH SCHOOL SOIREE. -- On Friday evening last, the pupils of Ligoneil Sabbath School, together with a number of their friends, were entertained by the teachers, at a soiree, in the house of Mr. Henry Rice. The evening was spent in a manner at once agreeable and edifying.
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT, Monday. -- ASSASSINATION OF MR. DRUMMOND. -- The Grand Jury, having been sworn, were charged by the Recorder, who said that, on a perusal of the calendar, and careful consideration of the cases, he did not find it necessary to make any particular observations, the charges being of the ordinary description. But there was one case of no ordinary or light importance, to which it was necessary to direct the attention of the Grand Jury. It was one of wilful murder, committed in the public streets of London. His lordship then said that it would be necessary to allude to the nature of the charge of murder, and the duties of the Grand Jury in dealing with it. In the case of the Queen against Elizabeth, the wife of John Hodges, for the murder of her child, the Grand Jury came into Court and said that they had thrown out the bills, because the evidence of all the witnesses went to prove that the prisoner was insane at the time of the commission of the act. The learned Judge, Baron Alderson, said that the Grand Jury had done wrong in trying the question, because they had thereby deprived the public of the security which they should have derived from the confinement of the prisoner. It should be observed that, if it appeared that a person had intended by his act to kill one person, and, missing his objective, accidentally killed another, the crime was unaltered -- it was still the same crime of wilful murder. The case likely to be submitted to the Grand Jury was one of few circumstances, and very simple in the statement. The unfortunate gentleman was proceeding along the street in the course of his ordinary avocations when a person came behind him and discharged a pistol at him. It was alleged that this person had shown a determination to follow out his intention of mischief by drawing another pistol, which, however, he was prevented from using against the deceased. In a few days after the perpetration of the act, the deceased died. If these facts should be proved to the Grand Jury, their duty would be very simple. It would be for them to return a true bill, in order that the party may be put on trial.
COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH.- DUBLIN, Tuesday.- THE QUENN V. GRAY.- Mr. Brewster moved, that the case be sent for trial to the county of Monaghan, by procedendum, the Crown not being able, in time, to bring the party up to Dublin, by habeas corpus, to plead there.- Application granted.
Accidents, Offences, &c.
ALARMING FIRE AT THE EARL OF HILLSBOROUGH'S HOUSE IN LONDON. -- The London papers of Saturday evening bring accounts of a destructive fire which occurred on that day a the residence of tho Earl of Hillsborough in upper Grosvenor Street. The house in question had been lately let to Sir G. Larpent who, with his family, were obliged to set off suddenly for Bristol to visit some dying relatives, when the accident in question occurred. The fire is supposed to have originated from a candle hurredly left by his Lordship in one of the closets at the top of the house previously to his starting for the country by one of the railway trains. No estimate can be formed of the loss sustained -- several individuals have been seriously injured; but it is stated that the premises were insured to their full amount.
DESTRUCTION OF DURROW ABBEY, THE LATE RESIDENCE OF THE UNFORTUNATE EARL OF NORBURY, BY FIRE. -- We have to announce the all but total destruction of Durrow Abbey, by fire. This intended magnificent structure remained in an unfinished state as the entire works were stopped immediately after the murder of the late noble and munificent proprietor. The new building, which was not completed, joined on to the old house, which it was intended to adapt as a wing, by facing it with cut stone; in this portion all the valuable furniture was stored, and this part of the extensive building is reduced to total ruin. Slight hopes were entertained last night that a part of the new building might be preserved. The fire was first perceived in the morning of Sunday, and continued raging all day. It was purely accidental.
On Saturday night, whilst one of the large steamers from Liverpool was landing her passengers at the Broomielaw, two men, instead of making use of the gangway, endeavoured to land otherwise, and fell into the river. One of them, a recruit of the 53d Regiment, was got out without sustaining much injury; the other, a potter from Staffordshire, was drowned. His body was found on Sabbath morning. -- lbid.
FATAL ACClDENT. -- On Thursday afternoon, the pilot of the Tartar steamer, while engaged in the righting of one of the boats, was so severly injured by its falling upon him, from the giving way of one of the stern pins, that he died on Friday morning. He has left a wife and seven children. -- Scottish Guardian.
PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, January 28. -- Antelope, (steamer), M'Pherson, Carlisle, goods and passengers; Shannon, steamer, Kempston, London, goods and passengers; Tartar, (st), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Falcon, (st.), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 29. Countess of Lonsdale, (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers.
SAILED, January 27. -- Fire-King (steamer), M'Kellar, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 28. Athlone (st.), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Aurora (st.), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Palmer, King, Maryport, flax. -- 29. Henrietta, Ballantine, Glasgow, potatoes.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at twelve o'clock noon.
For Dublin, the Birmingham, Church, on Wednesday, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, today, at ten o'clock evening.
A steamship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at one o'clock afternoon.
For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, to-morrow, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Liverpool from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, at ten o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Liverpool, from Dundalk, the Finn Mac Coull or the Glasgow, to-morrow, at twelve o'clock afternoon.
For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, The Acadia, Ryrie, on ? th February.
For New York, from Bristol, the Great Western, Hodson, on 11th February, calling at Madeira.
At Liverpool from New Orleans, 29th ultimo, the Victoria, of Belfast, M'Mahon, in thirty-five days.
At Liverpool, from New York, 28th ultimo, the Ashburton, Huttleston; and Stephen Whitney, Thompson.
At Longhope, Orkney, 14th ultimo, the Hammond, of Belfast, Wilson from Riga to this port.
At Ramsgate, 26th ultimo, the Jahron Gehrard ?, Hughes, from Rotterdam to this port.
At Honfleur from this port, 25th ultimo, the Vigo, Davis.
At Dunkirk from this port, 23d ultimo, the Hope, M'Ferran.
At Liverpool from this port, The St. Germain.
At New York from Liverpool, the Columbus, Cole; Eutaw, Thompson; Rochester, Woodhouse; and England, Waite; the two former with loss of sails, spars, &c.
At Liverpool from Newry, 29th ultimo, the Shamrock.
From MAlta, 9th ultimo, the Robert A. Parke, of Belfast, Donald, from Alexandria to Liverpool.
From Dartmouth, 28th ultimo, the Cumberland LAss,.
From this port for Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, the Catherine, of Belfast, Baird, with a general cargo.
At Liverpool for Port-au-Prince, Haytl, the Horsford, of Belfast, Byers.
At Liverpool for Savannah, 28th ultimo, the New Zealand, of Newry, Bannerman.
At Elsinore, 18th ultimo, the Success, Schmeer, from Dantzic to this port.
The ship St. Martins, of Newry, Vaughan, from St. John, N.B., off Cork, 26th ultimo, in twenty eight days; ordered to London.
The Ceres, of Dordt, Vernes, to this port, off Swanage, 25th ult.
The Eleanor, of Harrington, arrived here on the 1st instant. When off the Isle of Man, experienced heavy gales and a tremendous cross-swell. She was struck by a sea which carried away her bulwarks, and, unfortunately, washed the Captain (Benjamin Westrey) overboard. He has left a wife and seven children to deplore his loss.
LOSS OF THE BRIG "HECTOR" OF BELFAST. -- The brig Hector, of Belfast, Thompson, from Liverpool to Savannah was wrecked on a reef, off the island of Lapello, a little to the westward of Savannah, on the night of the 22nd December last; crew saved, and arrived at Darien, State of Georgia; part of cargo saved. She was owned by Mr. Samuel Getty, and registered 322 tons.
TOTAL LOSS OF THE BARQUE "GEORGE" OF BELFAST. -- With much regret we last night learned that another fine vessel belonging to Belfast, and the property of the owner of the Hector, referred to in the preceding paragraph, has been shipwrecked. We refer to the barque George, Captain David Patton, which went ashore near Life Island, on the coast of Galway, on Monday last, and is a total wreck. Crew, with the exception of one boy, saved. The George was bound from New Orleans to Liverpool. The George was 526 tons burthen, and was nearly new.
WHITBY, January 26. -- The Merchant, Barron, from London to Belfast, got on the rocks, near Ketteness, yesterday, and was abandoned by the crew; was boarded by fishermen, when the master and two men got on board again. She was got off, and brought in here.
HAVRE, January 25. -- The Ariel, of Greenock, Smith, dismasted, and a total wreck, was fallen in with, 19th instant, in lat. 49. 8., long. 11. 12., and the crew taken off, and arrived here.
PARIS, January 24.- The Cleostratus, of New Glasgow, waterlogged and abandoned, has been driven ashore on the coast of Madoc.
ASCENSION, December 11. -- The Ramsay, from Bombay to London, which put in here leaky, 26th ultimo, has been condemned.
A letter has been addressed to the Chamber of Commerce of Havre, from the Head of the marine department of that town, containing the statement of a person named Cardon, the master of the fishing smack the Mere-Rose of Honfleur, relative to the foundering of two vessels on the 13th instant -- one, a three-master, of about 600 tons, and the other a brig, both appearing to be English. Cardon states that this occurred off Beach Head. He tried to get near the brig, but the weather was so exceedingly rough that he could not succeed in his intention, as rapidly as he wished. He picked up a cotton jacket, probably belonging to one of the men, and as the vessel went down he could perceive a sort of sun, and the letters "WOU" -- painted on a yellow ground.
TOTAL LOSS OF THE "ARUNDEL" YACHT ON THE SUSSEX COAST. -- To the melancholy list of wrecks consequent on the late boisterous weather, another calamity, occurring on our own coast, is now added, in the total loss of the Arundel, bound for Hong Kong and Macao, which took the ground on Winchelsea-track, about half-past one o'clock A.M., on Saturday; she soon after became a wreck. The Arundel was well known as one of the finest vessels belonging to the Royal Yacht Squadron, and was built by the late Duke of Norfolk from timber grown on his own estate. At the sale of the late Duke's property, she was purchased by Captain Richardson, who intended her for a local trade in China, her peculiar build and extraordinary sailing qualities adapting her for that service especially.
Twenty persons have been drowned by the capsizing of a yawl belonging to the steamer Macedonia, near St. Louis. The United States sloop of war Falmouth has been ordered to Vera Cruz, and the brig of war Dolphin to Campeachy, as additional protection to American interests.
CHARLESTON, January 9. -- The Herald, Hancock, from Vera Cruz to Swansea, with a cargo of copper ore, ran ashore at Elliott's Key, near Cape Florida, 26th ult., and was totally lost; part of cargo saved.
SKIBBEREEN, January 24. -- A timber-laden vessel, name unknown, went to pieces, this morning, outside of Baltimore harbour; part of cargo saved.
EXTRAORDINARY PRIVATIONS.- One of the most extraordinary instances in a ship's crew supporting themselves without water for twenty-one days, has occurred during the late gales. On the 18th instant, the Reform, from Montrose to Newcastle, put into Grimsby-roads. The master (Follis) states, that on the 21st December last, they left Montrose, and, on the day following, were caught in a violent gale of wind, and were driven down on the coast of Norway. Having, unfortunately, lost their water, not falling in with any vessel, and being unable to make port, they continued up to the 10th inst., without water. On that day, when about 20 leagues from Flamborough Head, they saw a vessel, which they signalised; it proved to be the Eliza Swain, Capt. Reed, from Montrose, who immediately gave the Reform what water and provisions he could spare. For eight days longer, the Reform continued to beat about the coast, without being able to procure any more provisions or water, and, but for the providential appearance of the Eliza Swain, Captain Follis is fully of opinion, that he and the crew must have perished, as, when boarded, they were in a dreadful state of exhaustion.
THE LITTLE ROSS LIGHTHOUSE. -- The commissioners of Northern Lighthouses have just completed a lighthouse on Little Ross Island, situated at the entrance of the anchorage of Kircudbright, the light of which was exhibited on the 1st of January. The master of a schooner, about 200 tons burthen, bound from Whitehaven to Belfast, which had sprung a leak at sea, has just got safely to the anchorage, and reports the water had reached the cabin, and that, unless he had got sight of the Little Ross light, which enabled him speedily to take shelter at Kircudbright, the vessel must have gone down, and all on board perished. The utility of this light has thus been very soon made apparent.- Glasgow Argus, of Monday.
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Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 7 February, 1843
On the 30th ult., at Lambeg Parsonage, the Lady of the Rev. Charles Lett, of a son.
On the 31st ult., at Cookstown, the Lady of Robt. Hassard, Esq., of a daughter.
On the 29th ult., at Pennyburn, the Lady of Oliver Bond, Esq., of a son.
On the 25th ult., in St. Anne's Church, by the Rev. A.C. Macartney, JOHN WILSON, Esq., Moore's Grove, Killead, to MARY, eldest daughter of Thomas Douglas, Upper Falls, Belfast.
On the 27th ult., at the bride's father's, by the Rev. Alexander Herron, Mr. HENRY WRAY, to Miss MARY ANN M'DOWELL, second daughter of Mr. Robert M'Dowell, both of Ednegary, county of Down.
On Thursday, the 2d inst., at Taney Church, by the Rev. John Kinahan, Rector of Knockbreda, JOSEPH HONE, Esq., North Great George's Street, Dublin, to MARIA JANE, third daughter of George Kinahan, Esq., Roebuck Park, county Dublin.
On the 1st Dec. last, at New York Upper Mills, Mr. RICHARD SAVAGE, of the Firm of Seymour, Savage, & Co. of Utica, to Miss JANE YOUART, of the former place, and late from near Donaghadee, county Down.
On the 4th inst., in the eighteenth year of his age, GEO. HENRY, second son of Wm. Ewart, Esq., Pakenham Place.
On the 3d inst., of consumption, in the twenty-sixth year of his age, Mr. JOHN FINLAY, Berry Street. Mr. Finlay was a useful, active, and respected member of society -- a sincere friend -- and a man of the strictest probity.
On Friday last, aged nine months, ANNA ELIZABETH, daughter of Mr. Thomas Quaile.
At Armagh, on Saturday the 28th ult., after a few days' illness, Miss JANE ADAMS of Newtownbutler. In her death she was enabled fully to trust in that God in whose service she had lived.
At Ballinahatty, near Omagh, on the 1st inst., aged thirty-one years, the Rev. JOHN LATIMER, Presbyterian Minister. In the mysterious providence of God, he has been removed from a sphere of active usefulness in the Church militant, to his eternal rest. Faithfully devoted to the cause of his Great Master, and living in the affections of a devoted people, his unexpected demise has caused unmitigated sorrow and regret; but our loss is his gain -- "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, from henceforward; yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them."
On the 26th ult., at his residence, Best's Row, Warrenpoint, Mr. PETER SHERIFF, in his seventy-eighth year of his age.
On the 30th ult., in Hill Street, Newry, after a short illness, Miss ROSE MORGAN.
At Clarendon Place, Glasgow, on the 12th ult., JANE, aged three and a half years, only daughter; and on 16th ult., ROBERT, aged five and a half years, eldest son of Hugh R. Baird, Esq.
August 24, at Sydney, New South Wales, JAMES, the youngest son of the late Rev. Doctor C.H. Usher, Ex. F.T.C.D., Rector of the parishes of Tullyaughnish and Clondehorky, in the diocese of Raphoe.
January 23, at Nantes, of brain fever, ARTHUR BLENNER-HASSET, Esq., of Ballyseedy, county Kerry, which county he represented in two successive Parliaments.
The Hon. And Venerable Henry Pakenham succeeds to the Deanery of St. Patrick's; the Rev. Alexander Irwin, Chaplain of Sandford Church, is to be Archdeacon of Emly; The Rev. F. Brownlow to be Rector of Ardbraccan; the Rev. Mr. Kennedy to be Rector of Powerscourt, and Prebendary of Stagonil; and the Rev. Dr. Fletcher, Curate of Killishey, union of Wicklow, to be Rector of Banagher, vacated by the Rev. Mr. Kennedy.
SUDDEN DEATH OF W. BUTLER, ESQ. -- We have to record the awfully sudden death of William Butler, jun., Esq., of Bunahow. This young gentleman attended the Tulla steeple-chase on Monday in his usual health and spirits. He left the course at the conclusion of the sport, and was spoken with by his attendant so near home as O'Brien's Castle. On proceeding farther there was occasion for some delay, when the servant, imagining that Mr. Butler had fallen asleep, on attempting to rouse him, found the unhappy gentleman a lifeless corpse. -- Clare Journal.
FUNERAL OF THE LATE LORD FERRARD. -- On Monday morning, at nine o'clock, the mortal remains of the late Lord Ferrard were conveyed from Oriel Temple, and interred in the family vault, in Collon Church-yard. In the procession were three hundred of his Lordship's tenentry, two deep, with scarfs and hat-bands -- staff of the Louth militia -- mourning coach, containing Lord Massereene, with his three junior brothers -- the deceased nobleman's household servants -- followed by the equipages of the neighbouring noblemen and gentlemen -- an immense number in gigs, jaunting-cars, and persons on horseback, followed, and the procession was closed by upwards of 800 of the tenentry, labourers, &c.
CAVAN ELECTION -- THE GOVERNMENT. -- The bold but unavailing attempt was made by the Government to procure a seat for the Irish Attorney-General in the county of Cavan. Immediately after the death of Colonel Clements, the late member, it was stated that an emissary was despatched by Lord Eliot, from the Castle, with a very pressing solicitation to Lord Farnham for his assistance to effect the return of the Attorney-General for the vacancy in that county. As I learn from an intelligent correspondent in Cavan, the reply of Lord Farnham was a very prompt and decided negative. His Lordship stated that the representation of Cavan had long been an object of legitimate ambition with his family, and that, upon the present occasion, it had been determined to put forward his relative, Captain Maxwell, then stationed in Jersey. The position of the Irish Government, on the eve of the session of Parliament, is quite anomalous -- they have not a single legal representative in the House of Commons to take charge of Irish business, or to explain or defend the proceedings of the executive. The Ministry have been compelled to give place to all the Irish Tory lawyers. Mr. Lefroy, who represented the University, has been made a judge; so has Mr. Jackson, who represented Bandon, and afterwards Dublin University. Mr. Litton, another lawyer, who represented Coleraine, has been made a Master in Chancery. -- Correspondent of Morning Chronicle.
BARBAROUS MURDER IN THE COUNTY WICKLOW. -- A murder of the most inhuman description was perpetrated on Sunday evening last. The victim is a man named Pugh, who had acquired some few hundred pounds by lending small sums on interest to his needy neighbours, and occupied a comfortable cottage in Killvanagh, near Tinahely. At eleven o'clock on the night in question the family were awakened from sleep by the violent knocking of two or three men, who stated that Pugh's daughter, who lived at a distance of two or three miles, had been taken suddenly ill in child-bed. Mrs. Pugh left her bed and set out on foot, in company with young Pugh, for the residence of her daughter, whom she was equally surprised and delighted to find in excellent health. They retraced their steps with as little delay as possible, but, on reaching home, found the corpse of Hugh lying across the threshold of the cottage, steeped in blood. The neck was almost severed from the body, and it was found that every farthing of money had been abstracted from the house. A herdsman who lives near Rathdrum has been arrested on suspicion. He was seen with a strange suit of clothes upon him on Monday morning, and his own clothes were found in a ditch, spotted with blood.
BRITISH ASSOCIATION. -- The Earl of Rosse has intimated that the next general meeting of the British Association will be held at Cork, in August.
CONSECRATION OF THE BISHOP OF CASHEL AND WATERFORD. -- This ceremony took place on Sunday, in the Cathedral of St. Patrick's, when the late Dean -- now the Right Rev. Robert Daly -- was consecrated Bishop of the joint dioceses of Cashel, Waterford, &c.
THE MAGISTRY. -- His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has approved of Charles Barry Baldwin, Esq., M.P., being appointed a Deputy-Lieutenant for the King's County, vice A. Fuller, deceased; Henry Leathem, Esq., a magistrate for the county of Donegall; and has also been pleased to appoint Thomas Burgh, Esq., a magistrate for the county of Kildare.
LAUNCH IN CORK. -- A new barque of 400 tons burthen, built for Messrs. S. Hardy Sons, and destined for the East India and South American trades, was launched about five o'clock on Tuesday evening, at the dockyard of Mr. Joseph Wheeler. She was christened the Indian Queen by a member of the highly respectable firm to whom she belongs, and who give such extensive employment to the artisans of our city. -- Cork Examiner.
IMPORTANT MEETING IN FERMOY. -- SECOND DEFEAT OF LORD MOUNTCASHEL. -- The Cork Examiner contains a very long report of the adjourned meeting of the landlords, farmers, and labourers, of the Baronies of Condons and Clongibbon, held in the court-house of Fermoy, on Saturday last, according to the appointment of Lord Mountcashel, who presided. His Lordship again urged his views regarding the ruinous consequences of the Tariff and the New Corn Laws upon the agriculture of the country. A long and very animated debate ensued, in which Mr. E. B. Roche, M.P., made a most able and effective speech, which was received with tremendous acclamation. Ultimately, Mr. Barry proposed an amendment in favour of a just and equitable tenure, and declaring the right of the tenant, in case of ejection, to full renumeration for his outlay on improvements. The amendment was put, when a large majority appeared in favour of it. Lord Mountcashel put the amendment a second and a third time, and amidst the loudest acclamations it was carried on each vote. Mr. Roche, M.P., was then called to the chair, and the meeting separated. -- Dublin Evening Post.
THE REV. T.F. MILLAR, A.M. -- This minister -- formerly pastor of the Magdalen Episcopal Chapel, Belfast, but at present incumbent of Muckamore -- has been presented, by a deputation from his late congregation, with a handsome communion service, as a token of the high esteem they bear for him as a sincere friend and Christian minister.
MAY'S DOCK. -- It appears that the Police Commissioners paid £530 for leave to fill up this dangerous and noisome puddle, now converted into a clean and well-paved square, which may yet become, in the progress of the much-required street improvements to Belfast, a portion of one of the principal avenues to High Street, from the southern end of the town.
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. -- The following persons were fined at the Belfast Petty Sessions for the above crime during January: -- James Dinnen and John Ferguson, 5s. each, and costs, for dog-fighting. William Wright, Caledon; Thomas M'Clusky, Monaghan; and John Duffy, 5s. each, and costs, for using horses with ulcerated backs. The dog-fighting was discovered by the vigilance of the night constables, who are most properly on the alert, that such a crime may not be committed with impunity.
BELFAST LIBRARY AND SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING KNOWLEDGE. -- At the annual meeting of the subscribers to this institution, held at the Library-room in the White Linen-hall, on Thursday last, after the election of officers for the current year had taken place, a resolution was adopted, to reduce the annual subscription from two guineas to one.
SINGULAR OCCURRENCE. -- The schooner Jemima, of Glasgow, Thompson, master, left Liverpool on the 21st ultimo, bound for Tampico, with a valuable cargo of quicksilver, &c. Having experienced heavy weather, she put into our Lough on the 24th ult., and came to anchor off Bangor. The vessel driving, both cables were veered out to a clinch; still, however, she dragged on towards the rocks near Groomsport, and on Saturday last, the 4th instant, the captain, seeing she was likely to go ashore, left the vessel at nightfall, with his crew, in the ship's boat, and succeeded in gaining the shore, where they remained all night, keeping a look-out towards the vessel. At daylight next morning, they observed a steam-tug alongside, which took the schooner in tow, after having slipped her cables, and then ran her up to Belfast quay. We understand the captain of the Jemima has noted a protest against these proceedings, and that the other parties are claiming salvage. In our humble judgement, both are in fault; first, the commander for leaving his ship, with the whole of his crew, in such a perilous situation; in the second place, the commander of the steamer, in slipping the cables of a vessel riding in deep water, and towing her up to Belfast, where she is liable to all port charges, and which, we hear, are claimed by the authorities. The question to be decided is, was the schooner abandoned by the commander and crew or not? We presume that the affair will be the subject of litigation.
COMMITTALS FROM THE POLICE OFFICE, FOR TRIAL AT ASSIZES. -- Eliza Magill, for stealing a gown; Daniel Gough and Daniel Conway, for having in their possession silk handkerchiefs, shirts, and other articles, believed to be stolen; John O'Donnell, for stealing a blanket; John Morrison, for a violent assault; Margaret Macklin, for stealing two pair of boots; Samuel Simpson, for having in his possession two pieces of metal plate, believed to be stolen.
REPORTED LOSS OF A STEAMER. -- A rumour was current in town, yesterday, that the Steamer Rover had been lost, on Friday night or Saturday morning, on her passage from Derry to Glasgow. No particulars of the accident had, however, been received, so far as we could learn.
MELANCHOLY AFFAIR. -- About twenty minutes past twelve o'clock A.M. on Sunday morning last, Alexander M'Neal, the master of a coasting smack lying at our quays, leaped overboard, and was drowned, despite the prompt exertions of the watchman on Donegall Quay, and of John Kinnaird, chief boatman in the Coastguard service. The body was not found until yesterday forenoon. The circumstances of the case were investigated before a Bench of Magistrates. From the evidence adduced, there can be no doubt that the rash act was committed under the influence of mental derangement.
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DEATH FROM THE INCLEMENCY OF THE WEATHER. -- A woman named Ruddick, upwards of 70 years of age, residing at Plantation, near Lisburn, was found dead on the roadside, near her house, on Thursday night. She had gone to a grocer's shop, to make some purchases, a few hours before; and the articles she had bought were discovered lying beside her. There can be no doubt that the poor old creature, having been seized with weakness, had sunk down, and perished from the severity of the weather.
THE UNION WORKHOUSE. -- A respectable architect has condemned all the stairs in this building, as unsafe. Two of the stone steps of a flight leading to one of the dormitories fell last week; and, but for coming in contact with a balustrade, would have occasioned the death of two aged females paupers, who were standing immediately beneath.
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CHURCH DEFENCE ASSOCIATION. -- At a meeting of the Session and Committee of the Dervock congregation, called to consider the present position of the Presbyterian Church, and the dangers which threaten her at home and abroad, it was resolved to aid the "General Defence Association" in carrying its objects into effect by every means in their power. To this end, a subscription list was opened, and already a considerable sum has been received, which it is intended to hand over to the Committee of management in Coleraine, to assist the independent electors in that town to return Dr. Boyd to represent them in Parliament. We understand also that the ministers of Assembly resident in and about Ballymoney, with a number of elders, at a meeting last week, resolved to establish a "Defence Association" and to hold their first meeting at Dervock on the 7th inst. The friends of Presbyterianism in Coleraine will, doubtless, be encouraged by these movements, which, we have no doubt, will be followed by many others of a similar nature throughout the country.
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POOR RATES. -- LIBERALITY OF A LANDLORD. -- It is with pleasure that we mention, that at the last payment of rents due to him, Robert Heron, Esq. of Ardigon, Killileagh, returned the whole of the poor rates to the tenants upon his lands in Ballyobigan, near Ballywalter. Landlords have much in their power, and might in this way, without sacrificing a great deal, encourage industrious tenants in these times of agricultural depression. -- A Correspondent.
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A man was found dead on Wednesday morning, between Downpatrick and Ballynahinch. He had been an unsuccessful candidate at Seaforde and Hollymount ploughing match, on the preceding day, and drank to excess.
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THE MOURNE COAST.
THE NEWCASTLE AND ANNALONG FUND. -- £372 5s. has been collected in this town by William Beers, Esq., and William Waring, Esq., and £50 additional was collected in Belfast by other individuals. Messrs. Beers and Waring also collected in Lisburn, Hillsborough, and Ballynahinch, the sum of £41 4s. 6d. In Downpatrick and its vicinity nearly £150 was raised. The Board of Management of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Benevolent Society have granted the sum of £100 for the surviving and destitute relatives of the unfortunate fishermen lost at Annalong and Newcastle.
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BI-CENTENARY MEETING. -- On Thursday last, the 2d instant, a meeting was held in the Presbyterian Church at Clogher, to obtain subscriptions for the Bi-centenary Fund. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, and the extensive district over which the members of the congregation are scattered, the attendance was considerable, evincing the same deep feeling of interest for the promotion of the object of the meeting which appears to pervade all the congregations of the Church. The meeting was addressed by the Rev. Messrs. Malcolmson and M'Williams, and by the Rev. John Hanna, the minister of the congregation; after which, the Rev. Mr. Kirkpatrick of Dublin, in an eloquent and impressive address, pointed out the duty of every member of the Church to co-operate in the effort which is now being made for the diffusion of the Gospel in our native land. The sum of £71 was subscribed, and it is expected that the congregation will contribute at least £100 to the Bi-centenary Fund.
TROOPS FOR THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. -- After a continuous tour of home duty, the long duration of which is unprecedented in the military annals of this country, the 7th Dragoon Guards have (much to their own gratification, no doubt) at length been placed under orders for foreign service. They are to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope, so soon as the requisite arrangements for their conveyance thither can be completed. It has also been determined to send the first battalion of the 45th Regiment to the same station. -- United Service Gazette. [These moves will take place immediately.]
RECRUITING. -- A sergeant, a corporal, and two men, belonging to the ill-fated 44th Regiment, are attached to the recruiting department in Carlow within the last fortnight. -- Carlow Sentinel.
COURT-MARTIAL UPON AN OFFICER. -- A general Court-martial is ordered to assemble in this garrison on Monday next the 6th instant, for trial of Assistant-Surgeon Robt. Keith Kynock, 64th, some months serving with the depot of that regiment in Tralee, and whose arrest we stated last week. The charges against the officer in arrest are of a serious nature. -- Limerick Chronicle.
TOTAL LOSS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S WAR-STEAMER "ARIADNE." -- LOSS OF LIFE. -- We regret to announce the total loss of the splendid war-steamer Ariadne, in the service of the Hon. East India Company, attended with melancholy consequences, which occurred at about eleven o'clock at night, on the 23d of June last, near the entrance of Chusan harbour. The Ariadne was 130 feet in extreme length, and about fifty feet from one paddle-box to the other. She carried two swivelled guns of large calibre, one aft and the other before the mast. The British fleet in China, during the late war, received the most valuable service from the Ariadne and four other small steamers belonging to the navy of the Honourable East India Company. Three Chinese perished in the steamer.
ARREST OF THREE OF THE MURDERERD OF MR. SCULLY'S HERD. -- We have just learned upon undoubted authority, that three men have been fully committed for the murder of Mr. Scully's herd, Murnane. -- Nenagh Guardian.
IRISH REGISTRY BILL. -- Our London correspondent recently mentioned that a measure respecting the Irish registry would be proposed in the next Session by the Government. It is now stated that the £10 leasehold franchise will be retained, and a new franchise added, similar to the tenant-at-will, or Chandos qualification in England, to be fixed at the annual payment of £30, according to the Poor Law valuation. -- Dublin Mercantile Advertiser.
CASUALTIES, OFFENCES, &c.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY. -- A person named George White, who was wounded in the breast in September last, by the pistol of an assassin, died in the Queen's County Infirmary on Sunday. On Sunday evening, five armed men, with their faces disguised, entered the house of a man named Quin, at Ballagh, Tipperary, and beat him, his wife, and son, in a shocking manner. They swore Quin to quit the service of his master, for whom he had been seizing tenants' effects for arrears of rent. Twenty-eight persons entered the house of John Keeravan, at Killyon, near Parsonstown, on Monday night, beat him unmercifully, and threatened to murder him if he did not discharge his servant man. On Sunday, four men, having their faces disguised with handkerchiefs, entered the house of Patrick Balfe, Belmount, near Hacketstown, turned out his family, and levelled the house to the ground. On Thursday morning, a farm, barn and cow-house, were burned by incendiaries, on the lands of Bunlickey, near Limerick. The fault of the proprietor was, that he had taken the farm from which a former tenant had been ejected. A threatening notice, signed "Daniel O'Connell," cautioning the people against paying poor-rates, was posted upon Lispole Chapel, near Dingle, on Sunday week. On Friday night, the house of the Rev. Mr. Croke, P.P., of Annesty and Donohill, Tipperary, was robbed of wearing apparel, and the priest's pocket-book, containing a few pounds.
A rather serious occurrence took place on the 2d instant, in the townland of Freamma, Between Newbliss and Clones. A man named Cusack, who resides in Clones, had a sessions decree for a person named Sandy Laird, of the above townland; the bailiffs, assisted by one James M'Mahon, repaired to Laird's house about four o'clock that morning, for the purpose of arresting him; when attempting to force open Laird's door, M'Mahon received a ball in the neck, fired by some person within; the ball took part of the under jaw with it, and lodged in the neck, which Dr. Hurst extracted. M'Mahon lies in a very precarious state. Leard [sic] and several others are in custody, awaiting further examination. -- Correspondent of Northern Standard.
EXTENSIVE FIRE IN MANCHESTER. -- Manchester Sunday, 4 a.m. -- Last night, about half-past nine o'clock, the inhabitants of Market Street, Brown Street, and their respective neighbourhoods, were thrown into alarm, in consequence of a fire which broke out in the extensive pile of buildings situate in Norfolk Street, close to the Post-office. The building was erected in 1836, is in the form of the letter L, was six stories high, and occupied as warehouses by Messrs, Ackard & Co., general merchants; John Hayhurst, merchant; Andrew Hall, manufacturer and spinner; and Lowe & Law, yarn dealers. The warehouses, at the time of the conflagration, were crowded to the ceilings with calicoes, yarns, counterpanes, damasks, &c. The fire originated in the second floor, in Messrs. Clayton & Gladstone's warehouse. Information having been conveyed to the town's yard, Mr. Rose, in a very short time, was in attendance, with five engines, and a strong body of firemen. By eleven o'clock, the flames had so far progressed as to leave little hopes of preserving the building, which, about one o'clock, was one mass of lurid blaze. The cellars were densely filled with calicoes, a great portion of which were saved, though not without considerable injury, and some of the men engaged were seriously injured, many of them much burned. The damage now done cannot be estimated at less than £50,000, including the building. The whole of the losses, we understand, will be covered by insurances.
MURDEROUS CONSPIRACY TO TAKE A CONVICT SHIP. -- Intelligence has been received of an intended massacre of the officers and civilians on board the Eliza, Government Transport, which sailed from her Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, a few month since, with convicts for South Australia. There were 267 convicts on board, among whom was a soldier, who had been transported for fourteen years for striking a sergeant. He privately sent a letter to the surgeon, informing him of the intended outbreak, on the morning of the 4th of March; that the design was to put to death all the soldiers, officers, passengers, and such of the crew as offered the least resistance, and then to steer for the Brazilian coast. The man was prudently conveyed to the cabin, where he was minutely examined by the surgeon and captain. He never varied in his statement. Extra sentinels were immediately posted, and at three o'clock on the eventful morning, the passengers and crew were summoned on deck, when their situation was explained to them, and all, then being well armed, were ordered to defend their lives to the last. The surgeon unhesitatingly advanced to the gate, desiring a couple of file of soldiers to advance and shoot the first prisoner who dared to pass, except the one he named. They at once perceived their plot was discovered, retired to their berths, and threw the bolts and all offensive weapons out of the ports into the sea. The ringleader was a young man of the name of Dickenson, who had been an apothecary's assistant in Thavie's Inn, London. He was a desperate opium eater. He leaped overboard immediately after the discovery, and, notwithstanding every exertion to save him, he was drowned. Every precaution was adopted for the security of the convicts, and they were handed over to the civil power on their arrival.
PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, February 2. -- Newcastle (steamer), Burton, Carlisle, goods an passengers.
SAILED, February 1. -- Fanny, O'Neill, Glasgow, potatoes; Hibernia (steamer), Dinney, Dublin, goods and passengers; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, on Saturday, at five o'clock evening.
A steamer sails for Dublin, to-morrow, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, to-morrow, at three o'clock afternoon.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at seven o'clock evening.
For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, to-day at two o'clock afternoon.
For Liverpool from Derry, The Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, at one o'clock forenoon; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday 14, at ten o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Newry, the Shamrock, O'Hagan, on Saturday, at six o'clock evening.
For Liverpool, from Portrush, the Coleraine, Johnstone, on Thursday, at nine o'clock morning.
A steamer sails from Drogheda, for Liverpool, on Thursday, at three o'clock afternoon.
For New York, from Bristol, the Great Western, Hosken, on 11th February, calling at Madeira.
At Liverpool, from New Orleans, 1st instant, the Lord Seaton, of Belfast, Fitzsimons.
At Liverpool from New Orleans, 1st instant, the Dumfriesshire, of Belfast, Gowan.
At London from Alexandria, 1st instant, the Cumberland Lass, of Belfast, Campbell.
At Dungloe, Rutland, 22d ultimo, the Snap, Salters, of and from this port for Sligo; out sixteen days.
At Runcorn from Newry, 31st ultimo, the Ferret, Owens.
From Runcorn for Derry, 31st ultimo, the Aurea, Momer.
From Dartmouth 30th ultimo, the Chamcook, of Belfast, Poag, from Kertch for London.
From Malta for Liverpool, 12th ultimo, the R.A Parke of Belfast, Donald.
From Liverpool, for Halifax and Boston, 4th instant, the Acadia, Ryrie.
The Wellington, from Charleston to Liverpool, 19th ultimo, in lat. 38., long. 46., with rudder sprung.
LOSS OF THE BARQUE "GEORGE" OF BELFAST. -- From the Galway Vindicator we copy a fuller account of the loss of this vessel than the notice in our last:-- "The George, of Belfast, Patton, laden with cotton, from New Orleans, and bound to Liverpool, was struck by a heavy sea, on Sunday night se'ennight, between the hours of eleven and twelve o'clock, and driven, by a strong Southerly gale, on Life Island, about two miles eastward of Lettermullin, on the West coast of Galway, where she has become a total wreck. Master and crew saved, with the exception of a little boy (Charles Forrest, of Liverpool), who, in endeavouring to escape, was washed away and seen no more. Ten or twelve bales of the cottons are, at present, deposited in the Custom-house here; and we are told that the entire bay is dotted with it. Her Majesty's cruiser Dolphin, Commander Lieutenant Goslin, proceeded this morning, the 31st Jan., having on board one or two custom-board officers, to the wreck, but was obliged to return, from the high winds. The master, from whom we learned the above, has also informed us that the inhabitants of and about Life Island committed on the vessel the greatest plunder, and that even a knife was presented to the throat of the second mate, whilst striving to resist being deprived of his clothing."
The ship George M'Leod, of Glasgow, Murdoch, from Mauritius to the Clyde, went ashore at Southerness, in the Solway Frith, on Saturday night last, and has gone to pieces; crew saved; ship and cargo insured.
SKIBEREEN, January 27. -- The timber-laden vessel, wrecked at the entrance of Baltimore Harbour, is supposed to be the brig Diana, of Kirkaldy, from a portion of her stern picked up.
SOUTHEND, January 29. -- The Eagle, of Yarmouth, Bateman, for London, was fallen in with yesterday, water-logged and abandoned, and towed to Shoebury Ness Sand; crew supposed to be drowned.
LOWESTOFT, January 29. -- The True Briton, Turnbull, from Sunderland to London, ran on the Cross Sand, this morning, and afterwards sank, in deep water; crew saved.
MAHON, January 9. -- The Indian (400 tons burthen) from Shields to Marseilles, with coals, was wrecked on the night of the 6th or 7th instant, on the north coast of this island; crew, except one man, drowned.
MILFORD, January 29. -- The stem of the Jessie Logan's long-boat was washed ashore on Freshwater Sands; also the cutwater of a vessel of about 600 tons, apparently North American built, and several pieces of logwood. The stern of a small boat, marked "George Evans", painted inside, has also washed ashore, which leaves no doubt that the vessel seen to founder off this harbour was the Wellington, Evans, of Cardiff, from Waterford for Gloucester.
COVE OF CORK, January 28. -- A barque of from 250 to 300 tons, oak built, and apparently English, with windlass marked "A. Burrell," has been fallen in with, and towed in here by four Kinsale hookers. She is an old vessel, with a cargo of square timber, and a few eleven-inch deals at the top, apparently from Quebec or Maramichi; the main and mizzen-masts are hanging over the stern, all her sails blown away, decks washed out, and several of her deck beams broken; she had been painted with ports, and subsequently with bright yellow.
HASTINGS, January 29. -- The brig Uniota Fortunan, Mahr, of Ancona, from Trieste to Dunkirk, with fruit, struck on the rocks, near Holywell, Eastbourne, yesterday, and has become a total wreck; master, a Cowes pilot, and seven of the crew drowned.
SMYRNA, January 9. -- The Queen Victoria, Southgate, was wrecked on one of the Motconisse Islands, opposite Mitylene, previous to the 29th ultimo; crew saved.
The Elizabeth, from the South Seas to London, has been condemned, at Taleahuano.
The Francis Westcott, from Liverpool to Savannah, was abandoned, 17th December, in lat. 25., long. 47., in a sinking state; crew saved, and arrived at New York.
The Diana, from Liverpool to Mantanzas, was lost, on Ginger Key, previous to 9th ultimo.
KILRUSH, January 21. -- The Raven, from Limerick to London, on shore at Gappa, with three feet water in her hold, has been got off, and will put back to repair.
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Banner of Ulster - Friday, 10 February, 1843
On the 2d inst., at Rosevale, by the Rev. Hugh Bell, HUGH MONTGOMERY, Esq., Ona Bridge, to Miss JANE MONEYPENNY of Ballygawley.
By the Rev. Samuel Hendren, Presbyterian Minister, Middletown, Mr. WILLIAM KENNEDY, Tullyglushkane, to Miss JANE BRYANS, only daughter of Mr. John Bryans of Feeduff.
At Lifford, on the 29th ult., by the Rev. William Brown, P.P., Mr. JAMES M'GLORICK of Strabane, to MARGARET, third daughter of Mr. William M'Naught of Castletown.
On the 2d inst., aged sixty-seven years, at his residence, Kinallin, near Dromore, ROBT. BELL, Esq. of the General Valuation of Ireland. "He died the death of the righteous, and his latter end was peace."
On the 3d instant, at Ballygraney, near Craigavad, Mr. JOHN BYERS GUNNING, aged seventy-five years.
In the brigantine Isabella of this port, which was wrecked in the gale of the 13th ult., on the West Hoyle Bank, perished WILLIAM BERNARD DAVIS, Esq., aged twenty-eight years, only son of Mrs. Davis, Ingram Place, Belfast, and of the late Thomas P. Davis, Esq., Surgeon, R.N.
MEMBER FOR TRINITY COLLEGE. -- On Friday next Mr. G.A. Hamilton will be elected to fill the vacancy in the representation of the Dublin University, no other candidate being in the field.
THE SUFFERERS AT NEWCASTLE AND ANNALONG. -- The Lord Lieutenant has directed £50 to be lodged at Messrs Latouche's Bank to the credit of the Joint Fund for the relief of the sufferers in the recent hurricane. Lord Hillsborough has given £25 for the same benevolent object.
HUMANITY IN THE ARMY. -- A private of the 52d depot, stationed here, was tried by court-martial, for being drunk on guard, and sentenced to one hundred lashes. Sir Guy Campbell, the Lieutenant-General in command of this district, rode into the lines, and ordered the drummer, who had his arm raised to begin the work, to cease, and then proceeded to explain to the man the enormity of the crime of which he had been found guilty, and after a pathetic appeal to his feelings as a man and a soldier, and advising him to give up intoxicating liquors, concluded by saying he would forgive him if he promised in future to conduct himself properly and be a good soldier. This the poor fellow solemnly promised to do, and he was immediately released and sent to his duty. -- Athlone Sentinel.
NISI PRIUS EXCHEQUER, DUBLIN. -- Robert Copperthwaite v. Robert Falls. -- This was an action of assumpsit, brought to recover the price of a horse sold to the defendant. Messrs. Hatchell, Q.C., Arabin and Rooney, were counsel for the plaintiff; and Messrs. M'Donough, Q.C., and Haig, for the defendant. It appeared from the evidence that there had been betting transactions between the parties as well as the sale of the horse, and a sum of £20 was paid by the defendant, which Mr. Copperthwaite contended should be applied to the satisfaction of the bets, and that the amount of the purchase-money for the animal which had been sold was, therefore, still due. On the other side it was relied on that the £20 went to satisfy the cause of action. The jury found for the defendant, with 6d. costs.
FIRE. -- Yesterday, between two and three o'clock, a fire broke out in a hay and coal store in South Smithfield, owned by Michael Mallon, and adjacent to Fisher & Co.'s flax-spinning mill. From the combustible nature of the materials among which the fire originated, nothing but the most energetic and persevering efforts on the part of the fire brigade and those who assisted them could have saved the premises from destruction -- which, however, they happily succeeded in doing, in about an hour and a half after the flames were first observed. The place was uninsured. The town engines were in excellent order; but the hose of an auxiliary engine was in a very defective state indeed. The Mayor was very active in directing operations; and Chief Constable Lindsay set an example of usefulness which, we are sorry to say, but few of the gazing crowd imitated. When the fire-brigade and police were exhausted at the pump, three smart fellows, soldiers on the recruiting service -- namely, Michael Wilson of the 86th, Jacob Mills of the 51st, and Jacob Wilson of the 48th -- at once volunteered to take the place of an equal praise of three of their comrades, also on the recruiting service -- namely, C. Harcock of the 14th, A. M'Clure of the 89th, and T. Harrington of the 67th -- who refused to lend a hand, though earnestly pressed by the police.
ANOTHER FIRE ON BOARD A SHIP. -- Yesterday morning, a fire was discovered to have broken out on board the brig Conservative, of Belfast, lying at our quays, and which has lately discharged a Baltic cargo. The fire engines, fully manned, were soon in operation, however; and only a short time elapsed before the flames were got under, without much injury having been done. Mr. Coulson, Police Magistrate, was present during the entire preventive operations; and contributed much, by his coolness and intrepidity, towards their success.
We observe by the Dublin papers, that, at the late examination in Trinity College, Mr. Edward T.R. Moncrieff, son of our townsman, Mr. Alexander Moncrieff, has again obtained first honours in science. Mr. Edward Moncrieff was educated at the Belfast Academy, under the Rev. Dr. Bryce and Mr. James Bryce.
CURIOUS ROBBERY. -- A few nights since, some expert, though not ambitious, thief cut fourteen panes of glass out of the windows of a new and unfinished house in Glouster Street, the property of Mr. J. Brown. The watchman on the "beat" has been reprimanded for negligence, though it is questionable, we think, if he were much to blame, considering the quick and "masterly" manner in which the larceny was effected.
SHIPWRECKS. -- Conjectures have been entertained for some time in Coleraine and neighbourhood as to the extent of damage done by the gales of Friday evening last. A report reached that place on Saturday that the following vessels were wrecked convenient to Portrush :-- The Rover (steamer), the Marchioness of Abercorn, the brigs Cyrus and Brilliant. We are happy, however, in hearing that the Rover has reached Sligo in safety, that the Marchioness was safe at anchorage at Derry on Monday; and that the only fears now entertained are those respecting the Brilliant, an Aberdeen vessel; a number of hand-spikes marked with that name having been washed ashore, as well as hats, bonnets, and one body. The Brilliant is supposed to have sunk near the Skerries Roads. -- Correspondent.
DEATH FROM INTOXICATION. -- On Friday night last two young men in this neighbourhood had been drinking in a public-house in Moneyrea, which they left some time during the evening for a. house in the neighbourhood, where they sat down to play cards. They subsequently went to Ballygowan to purchase wiskey, which had been won by one of the party in their evening's gambling. Here they also drank a considerable quantity, and, having procured a. bottle to take with them, they left for home about eleven o'clock. One of them, named Brown, was soon unable to proceed, for the night was stormy, and his companion returned to the nearest house for assistance, and to beg that they might be allowed to stop, as the night was severe. He and some of the inhabitants of the house went out to look for the unfortunate young man, and, not finding him where he was left, they concluded that he had proceeded homewards. Nothing more was heard of him till the evening of the following day, when his parents became apprehensive of danger, and, inquiry being made, and his companion having told what had happened, a number of individuals set off to search for him, and found him, about eleven o'clock on Saturday night, dead in the ditch, at the very spot where he had been left on the preceding evening about the same hour. He had fallen over a. bank about five feet high into a small stream of water, and although the road is very public, no one observed him during the whole of Saturday. -- A Correspondent.
ANOTHER DEATH FROM THE WEATHER. -- The dead body of a man was found lying on the highway, on Thursday morning se'ennight, in the townland of Aughlisnafin, parish of Kilmegan, county Down. From evidence adduced at the Coroner's inquest held on view of the corpse, the jury considered themselves warranted in returning a verdict to the effect, that death had been caused by the inclemency of the weather.
A MAN PERISHED IN THE SNOW. -- On Monday morning last, an aged farmer, named Shaw, was found dead in a ditch near Anahilt, within a short distance of the house of an acquaintance, where he had, probably, been endeavouring to obtain shelter, when, overcome by the intense cold, he had sunk down where he perished. The poor old man had been to Dromara fair, where he had purchased a cow. He belonged to a hamlet named Halftown, near Hillsborough.
INCENDIARISM. -- On Thursday last, a house near Omagh, from which a tenant named Samuel Young had lately been ejected, was burned over the heads of a party of men who were watching the premises.
DETRUCTIVE FIRE. -- About two o'clock A.M., on Tuesday morning se'ennight, an extensive fire broke out in the grain-stores and kiln of Mr. Ballantine, at Ardlough. Before the flames could be arrested, the entire premises, with a large quantity of grain and valuable machinery, were burnt to the ground. By this disaster, we are informed, nearly a dozen families are thrown out of employment. We understand the premises were insured.
ANOTHER DEATH FROM A SNOW STORM ON COLLIN MOUNTAIN. -- We deeply regret to learn that the lamented occurence which we so lately noticed as having taken place near Hannastown, in which an aged couple named M'Farland lost their lives, during a snow storm, was followed by a similarly lamentable catastrophe during the severe storm of Friday night last. A youth named Buchanan, residing near the Rushy-hill, had on that night gone on a message for his parents, to a small shop where groceries are sold, not more than a quarter of a mile from his own house. On his return, the violence of the storm and the thickly-driving snow made it impossible for him to distinguish his way through the bog which intervened betwixt the grocery and his home, and he had fallen down from the grocery and his home, and he had fallen down from fatigue and cold, and was found a stiffened corpse an hour or two afterwards, on a search being instituted for him, when it was ascertained he had left the place to which he had been sent.
PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, February 6. -- Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers; Earl of Lonsdale (steamer), Thompson, Whitehaven, goods and passengers. -- 7. Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Lady Colebrooke, M'Clear, Riga, flaxseed, &c.; Good Design, Gunn, Wick, herrings; Cromarty, Bain, Riga, flaxseed; Nottingham (steamer), Williams, Dublin, goods and passengers; John Stewart, Stewart, Riga, flaxseed; Jane, Nelson, Helmsdale, herrings.
SAILED, February 6. -- City of Limerick (steamer), Moppet, London, goods and passengers; Aurora. (st.), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Marchioness of Anglesea, Hughes, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Aeolus, Henry, Cardiff, timber. -- 7. Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Gipsy, Butler, Malta, general cargo; Earl of Lonsdale (steamer), Thompson, Whitehaven, goods and passengers.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at five o'clock evening.
A steamer sails for Dublin, on Wednesday, at eight o'clock evening.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Monday, at seven o'clock evening.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at seven o'clock evening.
For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, on Tuesday, at ten o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on to-day, at one o'clock forenoon; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday 14, at ten o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Derry, the Shamrock, O'Hagan, on Saturday, at six o'clock evening; and from Liverpool for Newry on Wednesday, at eleven o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Dundalk, the Finn Mac Coull or the Glasgow, on Tuesday, at half-past eight o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Warrenpoint, the Hercules, Tallan, to-morrow, at six o'clock evening.
A steamer sails from Drogheda., for Liverpool, on Monday, at three o'clock afternoon.
From Falmouth, for the West Indies, the Trent, Royal West India mail steamer, calling at Corunna. and Madeira, 17th instant.
For New York, from Bristol, the Great Western, Hoskea, on 11th February, calling at Madeira.
At Liverpool from New York, 3d instant, the Siddons, Cobb.
At Cork from Licata, 1st instant, the James Duncan, of Belfast, Heslop, with loss of sails, having experienced dreadful gales during the last month; proceeded to Dundee.
At Macao from Chusan, 30th October, the William Turner of Belfast, Roads.
At Waterford, 30th ultimo. the Ulster, of Belfast, Drennan, from Liverpool to Maracaibo.
Windbound at Strangford, 2d instant, the Emulous, of Belfast, Mackay, from this port to Barbadoes.
From Mobile for Liverpool, 1st ultimo, the Margaret Johnston, of Belfast, Groom.
From Macao for Bombay, October 29, the Salem of Belfast, Milford.
From Bristol for this port, 5th instant, the Dolphin, of Belfast.
From Wick for this port, 31st ultimo, the Cornelia, Small, with herrings.
From China for Bombay, October 22, the Harriet Scott, of Belfast, Beynon.
From Liverpool for Curaçoa, 5th instant, the Helen, of Belfast, Chicknell.
From Falmouth for the West Indies, 4th instant, the Avon, Royal West mail steamer.
From Liverpool for New York, 5th instant, the Virginia, Allen; Independence, Nye; and Adirondack, Hackstaff.
The Acadia steamer sailed from Liverpool, for Halifax and Boston, 5th instant, having been detained from the previous day, in consequence of the violent gale. She carries out thirty-five passengers, and the largest mail ever despatched to America -- 120 mail-bags.
The Beer and Wingyett, from London to Rotterdam, is lost on the Banyaard, cost [sic] of Holland; crew saved.
The Nabob, Noble, from Cadiz to Monte Video, was ashore on English Bank, Rio Plata, 15th November.
LIVERPOOL, February 3. -- A schooner sank, yesterday, on West Hoyle, and aIl hands have perished, the lifeboat being unable to get to her assistance.
BERWICK, February 2. -- The Helen, from Shields to Montrose, stuck on a rock, off Newton, 31st ultimo, and sank; crew saved.
The barque Marquis of Abercorn, of St. John, N.B., Snow, from Liverpool to Sierra Leone, has put into Greenock, leaky, and must discharge.
The Douro, Gowland (400 tons burthen), from Liverpool to Oporto, was totally wrecked on the Scilly Islands, 27th ultimo; Crew drowned; cargo washing ashore.
AMSTERDAM, January 28. -- The Edward, Largervall, from Odessa to Leghorn, was totally wrecked, near Mazzara, on the coast of Sicily, about the 15th ultimo; crew saved.
The H.E.I.C.'s iron-built war-steamer Ariadne, about 400 tons burthen, was totally lost, near the entrance of Chusan harbour on the 23d June last.
The Lagan, Thompson, of and for this port, from London, was assisted into Margate, 4th instant, with loss of both anchors and cables.
The schooner Laurel, of Belfast, M'Millan, which went ashore at Colonsay, Islay, on the 31st December, fell over, 22d ultimo, and became a total wreck; part of cargo saved. She was owned by Messrs. Stevenson, Curell, & Co., and registered seventy-eight tons.
The schooner Temperance, of Belfast, Coey, which was stranded at Calais, 9th ultimo, was ready for sea, at that port, 4th instant.
COULTORSAY, January 31. -- The Margaret, of Ballyshannon, Leslie, from Liverpool to Killala, and the Hope, of Bristol, Herd, were driven ashore, at Lochindaul, during a tremendous gale, the night before last. A smack, belonging to Sligo, master's name, Gall or Galt, has been totally wrecked to the north of this island; crew supposed to have been drowned.
RAMSEY, ISLE OF MAN, February 4. -- The Johns, of Newry, for Preston, was obliged to slip both anchors, as she was riding, with two pilots aboard; in making for the harbour, missed stays twice, and got ashore. She has now seven anchors and chains a-head of her, to save her from going on the rocks.
RHYL, St. ASAPH, February 4. -- The Pat. J. Nugent, from Newry to Runcorn, got ashore, in a heavy gale, last night, and is expected to become a wreck.
On Sunday morning, the Liffey, City of Dublin Company's steamer, came in herein a most distressed condition. She had left Dublin on Friday, and proceeded upwards of twenty miles to sea, when she found it utterly impossible to get on, owing to a heavy sea, and a strong head-wind. She then drove before the wind, the sea completely washing over her. Unfortunately her deck was covered with cattle, sheep, and pigs, besides a huge cargo of them between decks: upwards of a dozen of remarkably fine cattle, worth about £20 each, perished, and about thirty sheep; the pigs escaped. -- Waterford Mirror.
The schooner Catherine, of Cork, for tralee, was ashore to the eastward of Whitstable harbour, 5th inst., with loss of anchors and cables.
The brig Mary, of Cork, was ashore, near Margate, on 4th instant.
The Blucher, from London to Middlesborough, was driven ashore, near Newbiggin, on the 4th instant; four of the crew drowned.
LOWESTOFT, February 5. -- The Two Sisters, Gibb, drove ashore, during a gale at N.N.E.; crew and part of cargo saved.
WHITBY, Feb. 3. -- The William and Ann, of London, is ashore in Robin Hood Bay, six of the crew drowned, also Lieutenant Lingard, of the Coast Guard, Captain Poad, of the Ayton, and four men who went to her assistance.
The George M'Loed, another fine Indiaman, with a valuable cargo of rum, and 3,700 bags of sugar on board, was wrecked, on the morning of Sunday week, on a sandbank in the Solway Firth. The wreck arose from a newly-erected lighthouse, at the Little Ross, being mistaken for one at the entrance of the Clyde. The value of the ship and cargo is stated to be several thousand pounds. It is not known whether the owners are insured.
On Wednesday se'ennight, near Maryport, one side of a vessel was washed on shore, of apparently 170 or 200 tons. She had been coppered and copper-fastened, and, judging from her peculiar structure, was considered of American build. There was a freshness about her iron work and her hull generally, which led to the supposition that she was either a new ship or had recently undergone an extensive repair. A head-board had been found washed up on the Skinburness side, with "Reliance" or "Alliance" painted upon it, but there is nothing yet heard of her unfortunate crew, nor where she had struck.
THE "ROVER" STEAMER. -- Fears have been entertained for the Rover steamer, Captain Coulter, which left this for Sligo, on Monday se'ennight. By a letter received last night, we are happy to learn that she arrived at Sligo, on Sunday, at half-past four, all well. She had been at Arranmore and the Rosses since Tuesday afternoon, having been forced and detained there by heavy gales, and left Rosses at nine, on Sunday morning. The following will account for the fears that were entertained of the Rover's safety: -- On the night of Friday, or morning of Saturday last, there were cast ashore, on the west strand of Portrush, a great many pieces of wood, a cask of porter, marked "J. Elliot & Co., London," and a quantity of sugar hogsheads and hogsheads in staves, also a cask of cotton spools; and on the east strand there were thrown several pieces of wood. The body of a man was seen floating on the sea, but from the heaviness of the surge it could not be got at. At the same time, there came on shore, at Portstewart, some casks of ale, and capstan bars, marked "Brilliant, Aberdeen." Parts of a stern-frame and of bows came to the shore, between Portrush and Portstewart. It is believed the whole of the wreck belonged to some ship, bound for America or the West Indies, which had been forced back by the storm, and that she had struck upon the Skerries. Mr. Caldwell, agent for the Rover at Coleraine, writes to us on this subject as follows: -- "The facts of the case are these: -- On Saturday morning, a barrell of porter (the latter directed to some party in Demerara), came ashore near Portrush; and within a short distance of Portstewart, some handspikes, on which (my informant says) were marked the 'Brilliant, of Aberdeen,' but, up to this time, no bodies have been washed ashore." -- Derry Journal. [We are happy to find that the rumour respecting the above steamer, which, in our last, we noticed as having been current in Belfast, proves to have been unfounded. The delay in her arrival, however, gave but too much reason to fear the worst. -- Banner.]
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Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 14 February, 1843
On the 9th inst., in St. Anne's Church, by the Rev. A.C. Macartney, Mr. JOHN SIMMONS of Strangford, to Miss ELIZA CAMPBELL of Newtownards.
On the 21st December last, at Glasgow, SYDENHAM SNOW, Esq., only son of Major John Snow, of Omagh, in the county of Tyrone, to MARY, daughter of Robert Jolly, Esq., of Stevenston, in the county of Lanark.
On the 24th ult., DAVID BELL, Esq., only son of the late William John Bell, Esq., Windmill Place, to ELIZA SARAH, only daughter of John Hamilton, Esq., Drumads, near Coagh, county Tyrone.
On the 3d instant, by the Rev. John M'Conaghy, Mr. JAMES ANDERSON, Breen, to MARY, third daughter of Mr. John Entricken, Gortlogher.
On the 4th inst., at Belvidere, aged seventy-five, ELIZABETH, relict of the late Andrew Durham Esq., of Belvidere, in the county of Down.
At Beechhill, Armagh, CLERMONT St. CLAIR, aged seven months, youngest son of Travers R. Blackley, Esq.
At No. 62, Oxford Terrace, London, on the 31st of Jan., the Dowager Viscountess KIRKWALL, aged sixty-three.
On the 23d ult., at Acton Lodge, Miss LEE, aged sixty-three years.
On the 30th December, at Barbadoes, ANN, the beloved wife of Captain James Scott of the barque Laidmans, of Liverpool, after a short illness of five days.
Of consumption, on Tuesday the 7th instant, ELIZA, third daughter of Mr. John Harbison, Antrim. She was a very amiable young woman, a useful Sabbath-school teacher, and her death is sincerely and deservedly regretted.
William M'Dermott, Esq., Assistant Barrister for Kerry, has decided that the taking of seaweed, a common practice at this season is not illegal, in fact, that seaweed is a free trade, belonging only to the Lords of the Admiralty. Messrs. Freeman and Finlay, the former Assistant Barristers for Kerry, decided differently.
IRISH VESTRIES -- We have learned that the Government mean to bring forward a bill transferring the taxation for coffins for the poor and other purposes, now levied by Vestries, to the Poor Law Unions. -- Mercantile Advertiser.
MILES. -- An Irish mile is 2,240 yards; a Scotch mile is 1,984 yards; an English or statute mile, 1,760 yards; German, 1,806; Turkish, 1,826.
SUDDEN DEATH OF A POSTILLION. -- Early on Friday morning, as a post-chaise, drawn by four horses, on its way from the Queen's Arms Hotel, Lisburn, to this town, approached Malone turnpike, one of the two postilions who accompanied the vehicle discovered that his companion had taken seriously ill.
He immediately dismounted, and had the poor fellow conveyed into the toll-keeper's lodge; and, immediately on reaching town, the two gentlemen who occupied the chaise directed the first medical gentleman whose services could be procured -- Dr. Mawhinny of Mill Street -- to proceed to the place; and a car was also ordered, to convey the invalid to the hospital, if necessary. This compassionate attention was, however, unfortunately vain; for the sufferer had, breathed his last before either the car or the surgeon arrived at the turnpike, The deceased was named Charles M'Keown, a married man, and about thirty years of age. He had been employed for some time, by Mr. R. Robinson of Lisburn ; and it is stated that his death resulted from the rupture of a blood-vessel, caused by violent coughing. He had been subject to pulmonary disease for a length of time.
ATTACK ON A CONSTABLE. -- On Saturday last, at the Police Office, a painter, named M'Clusky, was fined in 30s. and costs for an attack on Sub-Constable M'Goldrick, who had taken him into custody for being drunk on the Lisburn road, near the Union Workhouse. From the evidence, it appeared that the defendant and his companions had "shewed fight," but were so much intoxicated as to be unable to inflict any injury upon the policeman, while the latter, in his own defence, had knocked them all down on the road repeatedly. He was also accused of using his bayonet, but this resort to extreme measures was not proved.
EFFECTS OF INTEMPERENCE. -- On Friday evening last, a man named Michael Armstrong, employed in loading and discharging vessels at the quays, was found lying insensible in Waring Street, in a beastly state of intoxication. He was conveyed to the Police Office, and lodged in a cell; but, shortly after, on being brought into the watch-house, by orders of Mr. Lindsay, it was discovered that he had drunk so large a quantity of the poisonous beverage, that it was considered advisable to call in medical assistance. Dr. Aicken was sent for immediately, who, as the only means of saving the man's life, resorted to the use of the stomach pump, and caused him to be conveyed to the hospital. He has since recovered from the effects of his surfiet; but we must say, that to Mr. Lindsay's attention, under Providence, he is mainly indebted for the preservation of his life.
IRISH BANKRUPT. -- William Coppin, of the city of Londonderry, shipbuilder, dealer and chapman; to surrender on Monday the 20th day of February instant, and on Tuesday the 21st day of March next. [Mr. Coppin, here mentioned, was the most enterprising ship-builder in Ireland. He also carried on a good business as an iron-founder and machine-maker. In his shipyard were built the Maiden City steamer, and, very lately, that majestic vessel, the Great Northern steam frigate, propelled by the Archimedean screw. He was also builder of two fine ships, the City of Derry and Barbara, both engaged in the East India trade.]
MARKET JURY PROCEEDINGS. -- On Friday last, in the Magistrates' Retiring Room at the Police Office, the following dealers were charged before the Mayor, on the complaint of Messrs. Erskine, Cosgrave, Dinnen, and Smith, Market Jurors, with having fraudulently made-up butter exposed for sale in their premises: -- Patrick Cheevers, and Ann Mullan, of North Queen Street, and Robert Reid of Ann Street. The offenders were convicted; but, as none of the defendants had been previously found guilty of similar practices, they were discharged after a reprimand, and the butter was confiscated, and directed to be sent to the Ulster Female Penitentiary. The Market Jury at present in office are discharging their duties as they are bound to do by their oaths. We should rather say that the working members are doing so; for, like all other conservators of fair dealing, and of the health of the town, they have their "acting" and their "sleeping partners." We are bound to accord praise where it is deservedly due; and we only hope that the Market Jury will keep in view, as majority of them are doing, the example of their fellow-traders who held that situation about two years since, and who, during their three months' term of office, prosecuted (and chiefly at their own expense, to the shame of the law be it spoken) between 70 and 100 cases of fraud attempted upon the public.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS. -- COUNTY ANTRIM. -- To be heard at the Commission to be holden at Carrickfergus, on Thursday the 23d instant :-- Mary Logan, Ballymacarrett, widow; John Egan, Belfast, auctioneer; Nelson Houston, of the Dublin Bridge, Belfast, bricklayer; Wm. Spence, Belfast, dealer in pigs; Wm. Trelford, Belfast, tide-waiter, previously coal-factor, and publican; Daniel Carty, Belfast, coach-maker; Patrick Burns, Belfast, labourer; Henry Hanna, Lisburn, spirit-retailer; John Black, Belfast, joiner; John M'Bride, Belfast, and previously of Hillsborough, county Down, carpenter; James O'Brien, formerly of the city of Glasgow, trading in partner-ship with Patrick O'Brien, under the firm of "O'Brien & Co.," eating and lodging-house-keepers and spirit-dealers, and late of Belfast, out of business; Mathew Wilson, late of Novally, county Antrim, farmer, previously of Clare Park, said county, land steward; David Dalzell of Belfast, publican, previously of Newtownards, shopkeeper; Robt. Doherty, Belfast, writing clerk; John Dickson, Belfast, writing clerk; Henry Fox, Belfast, haberdasher; John Theoph. Bristow of Belfast, bookseller, previously of Greenock, Scotland; John Arnold, Belfast, writing Clerk; William Henry Getty, Clough, publican and grocer; Patrick Stewart, Croaghbeg, labourer; John M'Ilroy, Belfast, stone-cutter, previously of Purdysburn, county Down, labourer, and formerly of Ballydolaghan, said county; Hugh Walker, late of Budore, farmer, previously of Belfast, grocer; Bernard Magee of Belfast, carpenter, builder, grocer and publican, and previously of Holywood, county Down; Samuel Cole, Belfast, baker; John Anderson, Belfast, builder; John M'Grath, Belfast, corn buyer and dealer in grain; Thomas M'Grillan, Belfast, horse-dealer; John Jamison, Belfast, grocer and corn factor; James Morrow, Belfast, joiner; James Rutherford, Belfast, formerly grocer and huckster; John M'Cullough, Belfast, dealer in rags and bones; Robt. M'Keague, Drimaroan, farmer; James M'Gowan, Falls Road, stone Mason; Michael Scullion, Tamarran, county Londonderry, farmer and weaver; John Hamill, Killygarn, farmer; John M'Cullens, Antrim, publican and grocer; Nathaniel Blair, Holestone, labourer; Charles Walsh, Castlewellan, county Down, surgeon; Arthur M'Crea, formerly of Ardneglass, and late of Castletown, county Antrim, farmer and pensioner; Alexander Rea, Belfast, butcher; John Courtenay, Belfast, labourer; Samuel Thompson, jun., Taylorstown, weaver and small farmer; John Fletcher, Groggan, near Randalstown, weaver and small farmer; Robert Bell, Crumlin, farmer; Robert Sutter, Ballymena, baker and publican; Thos. Meechan, Belfast, dealer, previously of Ardara, county Down, weaver; Bernard Monaghan, Belfast, dealer. We understand that Mr. M'Donnell is attorney for forty-nine of the petitioners who are to come before the court as above.
THE MOURNE COAST.
THE LATE CALAMITY. -- DISCOVERY OF THREE OF THE MISSING FISHING BOATS. -- Within the week ending January 28, several boats or fishermen's yawls have been observed off our coast, tossing about at the mercy of the waves, no one being perceived to be in any of them. On Saturday, we understand, a boat was cast ashore from two to three miles to the westward of Douglas Head, and, coming among the rocks, was instantly dashed to pieces. On some portions of the wreck, however, were observed the words "Nancy, Francis M'Greary, owner, Glassdenon." At the same time, two or three boats, similarly circumstanced, were observed floating about at sea; but where they were ultimately driven to is not known. On the same morning, a boat came ashore about a mile to the northward of this harbour, on which the words "Laurel, of Newcastle," were rudely painted on the stern, and, we believe, contained one or more baskets such as fishermen are usually provided with when out fishing. Also, some days since, a boat of fourteen feet keel came ashore at Comah harbour, about two miles south of Manghold Head, having the words "M'Clelland, master, Mary Ann, Newcastle," painted thereon. It is conjectured that these boats belonged to the poor fishermen, inhabitants of the villages of Annalong and Newcastle, whose melancholy fate off the Irish coast, at Dundrum Bay, in the County of Down, we noticed in a former number. -- Manx Liberal.
BELFAST PETTY SESSIONS COURT. -- FEB. 9.
SINGULAR OUTRAGE AND REMARKABLE DECISION.
THE following case -- one of the most extraordinary which has been brought under the notice of this Court for a long time - came on for hearing today, after a postponement, before R. D. Coulson and W. J. C. Allen, Esqrs.
Robert Miles of Green Street, Belfast, master of a collier named the Fanny, belonging to Mr. Arthur Alexander of Nelson Street, stood charged with having, in company with three other persons, on the morning of the 2d December last, entered the house of Thomas and Jane Jamison, at Ballymather, on the old mountain road from Belfast to Antrim, and about equidistant from these towns; and with forcibly putting out the inmates -- the said Jamisons, and an old woman, the mother of the male prosecutor -- after assaulting them, and conveying them a quarter of a mile from their residence, during a storm of wind and rain.
Mr. JOHN BLACK appeared for the prosecutors, and Mr. O'ROURKE defended the prisoner.
Jane Jamison, examined by Mr. BLACK. -- I live at Ballymather, townland of Kilcross. I remember the morning of 2d December last. Persons knocked at my door early on that morning. I and my husband lived up stairs in the house. I came down and asked what was wanted, or who was there? The reply was, "The Police." I did not know the voice of the person who made this reply. I took out the bar, four men came in, and I then saw they were not police. The prisoner was the leading man. We had been asleep, and the knocks at the door awoke us -- it was about two o'clock at the time. I closed the door of my bed-room when I opened the outside door. I then said to the men, "Tell your names, and I will let you in." They struck a light, lit a candle, and the prisoner pushed open the ved-room door. He said he had an order from Captain Skinner and Mr. Molony, to take us all prisoners, and bring us before them. he had in his hand what appeared to be a yellow advertisement, but refused to let me read it. He would not unfold it, when I told him I could read it if he permitted me. I was undressed when the men came in. My mother-in-law and I complained that we had no clothing to go to Belfast. After much persuasion, the four persons permitted my husband to go to a neighbour's house, Hugh Montgomery's, to borrow clothes -- two men were sent with him, to keep him in custody; and the prisoner, and a person who, I understand, is his mate, remained with me. We did not want clothes, but only made the pretence in order to procure delay and assistance. My husband returned, and brought some articles of dress. I had a young child, and the prisoner told my husband repeatedly to take the child, or, if he did not, he would blow my brains out. The prisoner caused one of his party to take the child; they then began to drag me out, by the arms and legs. The prisoner was one of those who so dragged me. I had put on some clothing while my husband, and my mother-in-law, to Algeo's, the nearest public-house. The place where these circumstances occurred is on the old mountain road from Belfast to Antrim. We were taken about a quarter of a mile from our own house. It was raining heavily at the time. The prisoner and his party were not willing to go to Algeo's; but we knocked and were admitted. The prisoner and the three other men also came in. Miles inquired if Algeo had a car for hire, or if he knew where he (the prisoner) could get one, as he wanted to take us on to Belfast. I think the prisoner and his confederates stopped in Algeo's for about a quarter of an hour. Two of them, by the prisoner's direction, then went out, as if to proceed to Parkgate, to hire a car. The other two remained, to keep us in custody; but they shortly after slipped away, and we saw them no more. My husband and my mother-in-law were both pushed out of our house, as well as myself. The prisoner threatened to blow my brains out if I made resistance. My mother-in-law is old and asthmatic, and not able to attend here to give evidence.
Cross-examined by Mr. O'RORKE -- We had lived in the house I speak of from November, 1841. We took the house and a field from Arthur Alexander, and paid a part of the rent in work; we did not take the house from the prisoner. Alexander lives in Belfast. I am married a year past at November last. Both my husband and myself had lived previously with Alexander's brother, William, and were married there. I never, to my knowledge, saw the prisoner before the morning of the 2d December. I have good occasion to recollect him however, We got back to the house after the four persons left us at Algeo's. We left the house at Ballymather on Friday last, and now live at Kilcross. We were acquitted of a part of the next rent we owed Mr. Alexander. The next time I saw Miles after the occurrence was on the quay of Belfast, on Tuesday last -- the day on which he was taken into custody. I knew him as soon as I saw him. He was not dressed in the same clothes as on the night alluded to. I think I would know all the others if I saw them again, but I have never seen them since. Algeo, when he went into his public-house, asked the prisoner what the affair meant, and the two conversed at the counter. The Crumlin police came to our house on the 3d December, to look after my husband for "sitting a summons" -- (non-attendance when summoned.) The summons was on the complaint of Arthur Alexander, for cutting down branches. My husband was not in the house. I mentioned this occurrence to these policemen. I came to make a complaint here relative to the outrage, but was not permitted to do so. Our house was six miles from Antrim. The nearest magistrates were Captain Armstrong of Cherryvalley, and Mr. Whitla of Gobrana. I felt backward to come again to Belfast to complain of the affair. I don't know what connexion there is between Miles and Alexander. Mr. Alexander was a very indulgent landlord. I can't tell why the four men entered our house, unless it was for the purpose of getting possession of it.
To Mr. ALLEN -- I think the prisoner and his party were an hour and a half in our house. I cannot mistake the person of the prisoner. He is the man who watered out the fire.
[At this part of the proceedings, Mr. Coulson was obliged, by an urgent business engagement, to leave the Bench; his place was taken, however, by Mr. Verner.]
To Mr. VERNER -- As soon as I saw the prisoner on the quay, I gave information here, and the police arrested him. He is master of a vessel named the Fanny, belonging to Arthur Alexander, as I have heard. I have been at law before -- twice at Crumlin on summonses, and once in a replevin case at Antrim.
Thomas Jamison, husband of last witness, fully corroborated her direct testimony. He identified the prisoner, who, on the night of the outrage, had called himself "the Sheriff."
James Algeo, the publican referred to in the evidence, also identified the prisoner, and gave testimony corroborative of the previous evidence as to what occurred at his house.
This closed the case for the prosecution.
Mr. O'RORKE, after intimating that his defence was an alibi, proceeded to
call witnesses to establish it.
Algeo was recalled, in the first place, and re-examined by Mr. O'RORKE. -- He admitted that he had denied his name to Mr. Rea, Assistant Deputy Clerk of the Peace, when he applied to that gentleman relative to a fine which he hoped had been against him, for neglecting to register his license as a spirit retailer. Mr. O'Rorke was proceeding to examine him as to another assertio falsi he was reported to have made to a person named M'Cook, relative to some misconduct on the part of the old woman Jamison, in his public-house, when he was stooped by
Mr. ALLEN, who said he thought this was going beyond the case.
Mr/ O'RORKE held quite a different opinion. His client's character had been attacked; and did the Bench mean to tell him that he was not entitled to show Algeo's want of veracity, and also to bring to light circumstances affecting the conduct of one of the prosecuting parties?
Mr. ALLEN held by his opinion.
Mr. O'RORKE said, if ever the case should come before another Court, he would show the difference.
Mr. ALLEN -- So far as the case has gone, I think you will have an opportunity of trying another Court.
Mr. O'RORKE -- Then, such an opinion having been expressed by one gentleman on the Bench, I shall not press my case. If your Worships please to measure the bail, I am prepared to produce it, and to go to Quarter Sessions.
Mr. ALLEN had only intimated the opinion he had formed of the case, "so far as it had gone." Circumstances might come out, upon the examination of the witnesses for the defence, which might induce him to change that opinion.
Mr. O'RORKE did not wish to proceed farther with his case, after what had taken place, and was now ready to put in bail.
Mr. VERNER did not think the Bench could take bail, in the circumstances.
Mr. O'RORKE asked on what Mr. Verner grounded such an opinion. The case was not one of felony.
Both Magistrates intimated that they viewed the offence in a different light from Mr. O'Rorke, and Mr. Allen quoted a recent Act to show that it came within the meaning of the statute as a felony. Mr. Verner thought there was, so far as they had heard the case, evidence to go to a jury.
Mr. O'RORKE submitted that there had been no forcible entry -- no burglary -- in the case. To open an inside door, by lifting the latch, was surely no felony; and that was all the defendant was alleged to have done.
After some further discussion, Mr. O'Rorke decided upon going into the examination of his witnesses. The first he produced was
Susannah Davis, who deposed as follows: -- I know the prisoner Miles. He has lived in Green Street, Belfast, for five or six years. I live as servant in his house. I remember the night of the 1st December. I asked him on that night to write a few lines to my friends for me. He said he was unwell, but would write for me next morning. He went to bed about eleven o'clock, and did not leave the house until Mr. Alexander called for him, between five and six next morning.
Cross-examined by Mr. BLACK -- I am no relative of the prisoner. It was on a Thursday night I asked him to write for me. The mistress keeps the key of the outside door. I swear Mr. Miles did not leave the house from the time he went to bed until Mr. Alexander came for him. He has never asked me whether I could tell anything about this affair. I still live in his house.
To Mr. O'RORKE -- I saw Mrs. Hamilton and Robt. Rolston in Miles's house on the night spoken of. I believe Rolston is at sea just now.
To Mr. ALLEN -- I can keep a correct account of the days of the month, and am sure it was on the night of the 1st December I asked prisoner to write the letter. He did not write that letter -- it was written for me by a woman named Reilly, who can't come here, as she has nothing to put on her. (Laughter.)
Eliza Hamilton was examined, and gave prisoner a good character, but could give no evidence of an alibi.
Ellen Weir, examined -- Saw the prisoner at his own house, on, as she believes, the night of the second of December. He appeared about to go to bed; saw Susannah Davis there; can't tell what day of the week it was.
Arthur Alexander, examined -- Recollects the night of the 1st December last; remembers going to Captain Miles's house, early next morning; found him in bed; thinks it was daylight, but is certain it was before seven o'clock.
Cross-examined -- Called upon Miles because he wished him to shift a vessel, which went to sea next day; can't say whether he (witness) was admitted by Miles's wife or by the servant girl.
To Mr. VERNER -- Has heard of the assault complained of; did not hear of it for some days after it happened; the complainants lived in a house belonging to witness; thinks he heard of the affair from his brother, whom the complainants accused of being one of the party who came to the house; the Jamison have kept his house closed up for five or six months; he was glad to forgive them £4 or £5 of rent, and to give them money besides, to induce them to render up possession; heard a Magistrate refuse to permit one of the Jamisons to take an oath.
Robert M'Pherson, caretaker for Mr. Alexander, and next neighbour of the prisoners, deposed that he suspected they kept an irregular house; that they formerly kept a public-house; that he heard no noise on the night of the alleged outrage, and that he thought such an occurance could not have taken place without his knowledge.
Cross-examinedHad been employed to distrain Jamison's goods, and Jamison had an umbrage against him from the time he did so; Jamison's wife, on the morning of 2d December, got a lighted coal in witness's house, and stated that water had been thrown over her at six o'clock that morning; some of the neighbours told his wife, in the course of the day, that four men had been at Jamison's, early that morning, to take possession of the house; saw a light in Jamison's house about cock-crow; knows none of the persons who went to Jamison's.
Jonn M'Cook, another neighbour of the Jamisons, deposed that he heard no noise on the night in question; they kept a public-house for some time; they left Mr. Alexander's house in a very bad and dilapidated state.
Cross-examined -- Jamison processed witness for a whiskey debt, which he (witness) would not admit to be due, and they have never spoken since; heard of the occurrence detailed here, about eleven o'clock on the 2d December; the outrage might have happened without witness's knowledge.
Mr. O'RORKE intimated that he should call no more witnesses, and applied to have the complaint dismissed.
After a short consultation with his brother Justice, Mr. VERNER pronounced the decision of the Court. He said that, taking into consideration the facts which had come out in evidence that the prosecutors had not, at the time the men were said to have entered the house, applied for assistance to their next neighbours -- that they had made no alarm -- that they had not complained of the outrage to the Magistrates residing nearest to them -- that a period of more than two months had been permitted to elapse before they brought forward this charge; and, further, as it had been shown that the defendant went to bed at a certain hour on the night of the 1st December, and did not leave his house until seven o'clock next morning -- the Bench could not entertain the complaint.
Mr. ALLEN had great doubts in his own mind that such an occurrence ever took place at all.
Alexander, one of the witnesses for the defence, said he did not think that Miles could find the place where the outrage was stated to have committed, even if he were to get £20 for doing so.
Mr. VERNER -- The case is dismissed.
ATTEMPTED FRAUD ON A PAWNBROKER. -- A Person named Johnston C. Logan, proprietor of a pawn-office in Smithfield, was summoned, some days ago, to the Petty Sessions Court, by a woman named Margaret Hunter, who sought to recover twelve shillings, the value of a cloak and shawl pledged with him, and which, when applied for, were not forthcoming. It appeared however, from the woman's own testimony, and that of her witness, that she had fraudulently taken two duplicates for one of the articles, and that a sum beyond the value of the goods had been lent upon them. The case was consequently dismissed; but the pawnbroker was cautioned by Mr Coulson as to the manner in which he kept his books, which appeared to be none of the most regular.
ELOPEMENT IN LOW LIFE. -- In the course of last week, an elderly and decently-dressed man, named James Burnside, who described himself as a small farmer, and as resident at Ballygoney, near Coagh, came to our Police Office, and, with tears in his eyes, besought the assistance of the authorities there, to enable him to recover his daughter, who had eloped from his house on the 6th instant, with his servantman. He charged the parties with having robbed him, at the same time, of a pocket-book containing £7. It seemed that he had traced the runaways to Belfast but, on his arrival here, lost all further clue to their discovery. Constable Henderson -- an officer whom it is no easy matter for a delinquent of any description to evade -- was despatched in search of th fugitives; and, very shortly after, had the pleasure of introducing himself to the young man, the principal object of his inquires, while enjoying a promenade in High Street. His apprehension was speedily followed by that of the partner of his disgrace, who was found in a lodging-house. The worst feature of the affair is, that the male prisoner is a married man -- a fact of which the companion of his flight was perfectly aware. The greater portion of the money stolen was found upon the former. Mr. Coulson, after an examination of the prisoners, ordered them to be transmitted in custody to Moneymore, and endeavoured to make the young woman sensible of the wrong she had done an aged and indulgent parent, and of the shameful position in which an unhallowed passion had placed her; but the worthy magistrate's well-meant lecture was entirely lost upon the misguided female, who, while her father stood beside her, weeping for his own and his daughter's shame, declared, with a reckless air, that, if her swain were transported, :she would not be long in the land of the living." The male prisoner has since been committed to Derry Jail, for trial.
PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, February 9. -- Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Athlone (steamer). Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Isabella Warwick, Liverpool, general cargo.
SAILED, February 8. -- Nottingham (steamer), Williams, Dublin, goods and passengers; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 9. Stewart, Blaney, Honfleur, yarn, &c.; Harmony, Brown, Liverpool, bones.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, on Saturday, at twelve o'clock noon.
A steamer sails for Dublin, to-morrow at eight o'clock evening.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Friday, at nine o'clock evening.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at one o'clock, afternoon.
For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, to-day, at ten o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, at nine o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, to-day, at ten o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Newry, the Shamrock, O'Hagan, on Saturday, at twelve o'clock noon; and from Liverpool for Newry to-morrow, at eleven o'clock morning.
A steamer sails from Drogheda, for Liverpool, on Friday, at ten o'clock morning.
From Falmouth, for the West Indies, the Trent, Royal West IndIa mail steamer, calling at Corunna and Madeira, 17th instant.
At this port from Riga, 8th instant, the John Stewart, Stewart, with flax, hemp, and flaxseed. -- Richardson, Brothers, & Co., consignees.
At Falmouth from St. Thomas, 7th instant, the Solway, Royal West India mail steamer, with 640,000 dols. on freight.
At Bombay from Liverpool and New York, December 10, the Glenview, of Belfast, Salters.
At Bombay from China, December 9, the William Pirrie, of Belfast, Irvine.
At Singapore from China, November 4, the Harriet Scott, Beynon.
At Barbadoes from Demerara, December 28, the Laidmans, of Belfast, Scott.
At Fraserburgh, 7th instant, the Harmony, of Belfast, Ritchie, from Antwerp to this port.
From Ramsgate, 7th instant, the John Geb[--?--], Hughes, from Rotterdam to this port.
From Vera Cruz for Yucatan, December 15, the Penningham, Green.
From Cardiff for this port, 7th instant, the Isabella, Kelly.
From Liverpool for Charleston, 7th instant, the Christiana, of Belfast, Simpson.
From Liverpool for Savannah, 7th instant, the New Zealand, of Newry, Bannerman.
From Bristol for New York, 11th instant, the Great Western, Hosken, calling at Madeira.
From the Clyde for Antigua, 5th instant, the James Hunt, of Belfast, Stewart.
At Liverpool for Sydney, N.S.W., the Troubadour, of Belfast, Graham.
BALBRIGGAN, February 8. -- A very fine vessel, of 1,000 tons, the Romeo, from Calcutta to Greenock, with a full cargo of sugar, rice, &c., came ashore at Skerries Island, three miles south of this port, yesterday morning, at four o'clock. Hopes were entertained that she would have been got off at full tide; but, on that night, she drifted still further on the rocks. The sea is now running high, and the general opinion is, that she will go to pieces.
LIVERPOOL, February 8. -- The Town of Wexford steamer, from Wexford to this port, has put into Studwall Roads, with most of the cattle washed overboard, having been on her beam-ends the previous night.
DERRY, February 7. -- A large vessel has been totally wrecked, off the Island of Innistrabull, on Friday last. Her name has not been ascertained, but a piece of board has been picked up, with "Salus," on it, which, it is presumed was the vessel's name; the crew are lost. Some pieces of calico, printed cottons, casks of porter, &c., have been washed ashore.
The Volant, of and from Glasgow, for St. Thomas, is totally lost, with all hands, at Dunkeechan Station, Mayo.
The new steam-ship Hibernia, Judkins, lately built at Greenock, sailed from Gairloch, on Tuesday evening, for a trial trip, down the Clyde. She measures, including engine-room, above 1,700 tons, and is intended for the Liverpool, Halifax, and Boston station.
ABERDEEN, February 4. -- The Mary and Isabella, from Wick to Leith, got ashore at Findon, last night, and became a total wreck; master, boy, and two passengers, drowned.
SALTFLEET, February 6. -- The following vessels have been totally wrecked, at Somercoates, near this:-- The William Donaldson, of and for London, from Sunderland, with coals; master and five men drowned; mate saved. The brig Helen Stewart, of Hartlepool, Berry, from Liverpool to Hull, with turpentine; master and two men drowned. The Anne, Darling, from Newcastle to the Humber; crew saved.
The Majestic, Just, from Bombay and the coast of Malabar to London, is lost on the island of Kyla, one of the Maldives.
By the accounts received on Monday last from Constantinople, we regret to state that dreadful shipwreck happened about the 11th of last month, near the Dardenelles, by which upwards of 100 persons were lost. The name of the unfortunate vessel is not exactly known. She is stated to be a Greek ship, and had eighty-seven passengers, besides her crew, on board, not one of whom was saved.
IMPORTANT DISCOVERY. -- A German paper has the following: -- "The Hamburg schooner Paradise, Captain Zybrandt, on July 18, 1841, on a voyage from Valparaiso to Manilla, discovered a group of six islands, thickly studded with cocoa nut trees, and supposed uninhabited, in lat. 96 South, long. 172 West of Greenwich (supposed not laid down in any charts). The captain named them Paradise Islands. The latitude of the northernmost island, at noon, was made 96. 20. S., and the longitude, by a good chronometer, 172. W. The 'Ulve group' is laid down in the English charts 23 min. too southerly, the most southerly and westerly of those islands being in lat. 7.32, N., long. 143. E." [This is, indeed the most remarkable and fortunate discovery of modern times; and a happy dog is the Hamburgh schipper to whom the credit is due -- provided always that kirchwasser and the meerschaum are not justly entitled to go halves in the honour. The delightful climate of the "northernmost island" of the new group will point it out to the invalids on the shores of the Southern Pacific and Indian Ocean as the Madeira of that hemisphere, and establish the aptness of the title it shares -- more particularly as the comfortable excerpt from the Hamburg crews log reveals the pleasing fact, that its situation is six degrees and twenty minutes beyond the South Pole. The range of ocean which the "group" embrace is nearly equal to six-sevenths of the earth's diameter.]
Captain S. Brownrigg, Grenadier Guards, has been appointed to the personal staff of the Right Hon. Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalf, Bart., G.C.B., Governor-General of Canada.
The troop frigate Resistance, 42, Commander Patey, for whose safety some fears were apprehended, has arrived at Malta, and is to proceed to Quebec to bring home the 70th Regiment.
Her Majesty's ship Herald, Captain Nias, arrived at Hong Kong for Chusan, which she left on the 1st of this month. She will immediately proceed to England with 1,500,000 dollars, part of the first instalment of 6,000,000 dollars paid by the Chinese.
THE BANNER OF ULSTER
Printed and Published every TUESDAY and FRIDAY Morning, by GEORGE TROUP, at the OffIce, 3, Donegall Street Place.
Belfast, Tuesday, February 14, 1843.
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Banner of Ulster - Friday, 17 February, 1843
On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Thos. Watters of Newtownards, SAMUEL, son of Mr. Thos. Moore, Ballyalicock, to ANN, daughter of Mr. William Patton, Loughriescouse.
On the 7th inst., by the Rev W. Denham, Boveedy, Mr. JOHN STEWART, Lismoyle, to JANE, second daughter of Mr. Allan M'Ilfetrick, Crossland.
On the 10th inst., by the Rev. W. Denham, Boveedy, Mr. THOMAS STEWART, Lismoyle, to MARY ANN, eldest daughter of Mr. Hugh Gilmore, Beraghnagaw.
On the 17th inst., at Tyanee, by the Rev. H. Perry, Mr. Jas. M'FADDEN, linen-draper, Thornhill, near Portglenone, to Miss MARGARET HUNTER, daughter of Richard Hunter, Esq., Tyanee.
On Tuesday, 7th inst., SUSANNA, the beloved wife of Alex. Fraser, Ballydollaghan, aged forty-six years, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
PORT OF BELFAST
ARRIVED, February 14. -- Elizabeth, Murray, Liverpool, salt; Recovery, M'Nabb, Derry, general, cargo, Robert E. Ward, Bailey, Liverpool, salt; Hammond, Wilson, Riga, flaxseed; Aurora (steamer,), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Betsey Allen, Derry; general cargo; Leeds (steamer), Williams, Dublin, goods and passengers; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers.
SAILED, February 13. -- Good DesIgn, Gunn, Wick, general cargo; Alexander, Sloan, Glasgow, potatoes; Charles M'Kenzie, Magennis, Glasgow, potatoes; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Royal Adelaide (steamer), Soy, London, goods and passengers. -- 14. Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Sisters, Gibb, London, general cargo.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at twelve o'clock noon.
A steamer sails for Dublin, on Wednesday, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, to-day, at nine, o'clock evening.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at one o'clock afternoon.
For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, on Tuesday, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, at nine o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Liverpool, from Newry, the Shamrock, O'Hagan, to-morrow.
A steamer sails from Drogheda, for Liverpool, on Monday, at ten o'clock morning.
From Falmouth, for the West Indies, the Trent, Royal West India mail steamer, calling at Corunna and Madeira, 17th instant.
For Batavia and Singapore, from Liverpool, the Royal Sovereign, calling at Lisbon, Madeira, Rio, and the Cape, on 11th March.
At this port from Liverpool, the Thomas Gelston, of Belfast, Bulla, with a cargo of salt. Left Liverpool on Saturday, at twelve o'clock noon, and arrived at this port on Sunday morning, at half-past one o'clock, thus making the passage in thirteen hours and a-half, being one of the quickest on record, and very seldom equalled by and of the very powerful steamers on the station.
At this port from Riga, 14th instant, the Hammond of Belfast, Wilson, with flaxseed and hemp.
At this port from Glasgow, 11th instant, the Tom Moore, of Quebec, Parke, with a cargo of coals.
At Penzance, Cornwall, 7th instant, the Ceres Vernes, from Dordt, to this port.
At this port from Riga, the Cromarty, of Inverness, Bain, with a cargo of flaxseed, deals, &c. -- Samuel Thomson, consignee.
At this port from Riga, the Lady Colebrooke, of Derry, M'Clean, wIth a cargo of flaxseed, hemp, &c. -- W. Hamilton, consignee.
At this port from Riga, the Trusty, of Belfast, Stewart, with a cargo of tImber, deals, lathwood, &c. -- Wm. Foster, consignee.
At Derry from Riga, the Mary Stewart, Webber, with flaxseed.
Windbound at Stromness, 5th instant, the Caroline, Malomish, from Riga to this port.
At Stromness, 5th instant, the John Cunningham, of Belfast, from Riga to Sligo.
Put into Aberdeen, 12th instant, the Pomona, from Riga to this port.
Windbound at Stromness, 5th instant, the Unity, Craigie; and Hope, Cormack, from Riga to Derry.
Windbound at Stromness, 5th instant, the Splendid, Dishon; and Romulous, Cargill, from Riga to Newry.
Windbound at Stromness, 5th instant, the Pryde, Pryde, from Riga to Portrush.
At Madras from Southampton, December 17, the Hindostan steam-ship, Moresby.
At Falmouth, 7th instant, the Triton, Carnell, from this port to London.
At Falmouth, 9th instant, the Vigilant, Evans, from London to Newry.
Put into Tobermory, 5th instant, the Harmony, Finlayson, from this port to Wick.
At Liverpool from Donaghadee, the Albion, William, and Caledonia, with potatoes.
From Dunkirk for this port, 8th instant, the Hope, M'Ferran.
From this port for Barbadoes, 11th instant, the Parrsbro', of Belfast, Hetherington, with a general cargo.
From this port for Savannah, 12th instant, the Sesostris, of New Glasgow (Bay of Fundy), in ballast.
From Waterford, 5th instant, the Ulster of Belfast, Drennan, from Liverpool to Maracaibo.
From Newry for Demerara, 4th instant, the David, M'Dowell.
From Derry for New Orleans, 13th instant the Marchioness of Abercorn, Hegarty, in Ballast.
From Greenock, 10th instant, the Marquis of Abercorn, Snow, from Liverpool for Sierra Leone.
From Liverpool for Sydney, N.S.W., 13th instant the Troubadour, of Belfast, Graham.
At Liverpool for New Orleans, the Victoria, of Belfast, M'Mahon.
At Black River, Jamaica, for Liverpool, December 27, the Urgent, of Belfast, Harrison.
At Liverpool for Mobile, 11th instant the Agenora of Belfast, Giffney.
Off Inverkeithing, 8th instant, the Jessie Scott M'Culloch, from Newry to London.
The Premier, of Belfast, Brownrigg, from Troon to Singapore, October 24, in lat. 14. S., long. 8S, W.
The Salus, of Greenock, was wrecked, 3d instant, on the island of Innisterbull, near Maline Head; crew and passengers supposed to be drowned.
DONEGALL, February 6. -- The Rover steamer, arrived here, saw a brig go down, with all hands, on Friday.
The Carib left Demerara, on the 7th June last, for London, and has not since been heard of. The vessel's quarter boats and launch have washed ashore, with a portmanteau, marked. "Carib, Newcastle, John Digby," at St. Gilles, coast of France.
The Union, of Newquay, sailed from Donaghadee for Bridgewater, 17th ultimo, and has not since been heard of.
SHIELDs, February 7. -- The Emily, from Copenhagen, in attempting to take the harbour, last night, got on the Black Middens, and is expected to become a wreck; crew saved, The Diadem, on the Herd Sand, has broken up.
POOLE, February 8. -- The Native, from London to Limerick, foundered, this afternoon, twelve miles E.S.E. of Durlstone Head; -- crew saved.
GUERNSEY, February 6. -- The Jacob Cats, arrived here, from Batavia, in lat. 2. N., was in company with a barque, which reported a suspicious schooner to be hovering round them; they both bore down on her, and found her armed with fourteen guns, and full of men; the pirate, seeing the attitude of the vessels, changed her course, and bore away.
LAGUNA, November 26. -- The Camille, from Cuba, went ashore, near here, 5th instant, filled on the 10th, and was abandoned by the crew; specie saved.
DUNGLOE, February 4. -- The Scotland, Buchanan, from Liverpool to New Orleans, is totally wrecked at the entrance of the Guydore River; crew saved.
LIVERPOOL, February 10. -- The Rose in June, of Leven, was totally lost, near Puffin Island, last night; from drowned. The Glengarry, Hill, hence at Savannah, got ashore at the entrance of that port, 7th ultimo, and was expected to become a wreck; materials and part of cargo (salt) expected to be saved.
The William Williams, Fullerton, sailed from Donaghadee, for Liverpool, on the 26th ultimo, and has not since been heard of.
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The brigantine Fortune, of Belfast (81 tons). is for sale at Liverpool.
NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- The Light of the Clough lighthouse, at the mouth of the Clyde, situated within three or four miles of Greenock, is a stationary one. Most unfourtunately, the light on the Little Ross was mistaken for the Clough, on board the George M'Leod. The light of the Little Ross is, however, a flashing one. -- Dumfries Courier.
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Banner of Ulster - Friday, 24 February, 1843
CORK POST-OFFICE. -- An investigation, directed by the Postmaster-General, has been going on, the past three or four days, at the Imperial Hotel. One of the results of the investigation was the suspension of the Postmaster, and placing the office in charge of Mr. Vaughton. The practice on which the accusation is founded had been going on three months, and the plan was George Harris of the Post-Office, at the request of Mr. Webb, drew, in the name of his brother, Eustace, of Cork, Post-Office money-orders, for which no provision had been lodged, in favour of a clerk in the employment of Joseph Harris of London, who cashed them, and the money was sent regularly to Mr. W_____, amounting to about £500. Legal proceedings, in the way of a criminal prosecution, are to follow. -- Cork Reporter.
DEATH OF A SHEPHERD. -- On the evening of Friday week, a young man, named William Taylor, belonging to Caithness, went to look after his flock. Not returning that evening, inquiries were made next morning for him in the neighbourhood, where he was well known, when he was found stretched on his face in the snow, which was only about a foot deep. LIfe was extinct.
RECEPTION OF A NUN. -- Last week, Miss, Jennings, daughter of Charles Jennings. Esq., received the habit of the noviciate of the order of St. Clure, in the Newry Convent.
REVENUE POLICE. -- About four o'clock on the morning of Saturday the 11th inst., that zealous and efficient officer, Mr. M'Nutt, and No. 6 party, succeeded in the detection of a very extensive illicit distillery, seized two stills, two heads, and two worms, destroyed eighteen vessels, used in the process of distillation, and containing about 560 gallons of pot-ale; also four casks of contraband spirits, at the same time arresting three prisoners. Mr. M'Nutt and his party effected this seizure at imminent risks of their lives, the place in which the illicit distillation was being carried on being under one of the high cliffs which bound the ocean on the rugged coasts near Malin well, and only accessible to the smugglers by sea, in bringing to and removing from it the commodities used in and produced by the traffic. The party were, therefore, obliged to clamber down the precipice as they best could. -- Derry Standard.
DREADFUL ACCIDENT, AND LANDLORD MUNIFICENCE. -- On the night of the 13th ult., while the storm was at its height, the offices of a small farmer, named John Thompson, of Moneycannon, near Donemana, were discovered to be on fire, and, together with his entire stock, consisting of a horse and five head of cows, were completely consumed. The generous and kind-hearted landlord of the property, Leslie Ogilby, Esq. of Dungiven, on hearing of the above occurrence, and also that Thompson was an industrious and deserving tenant, represented to him by his active agent, Samuel Lyle, Esq., Oaks, immediately directed that the sum of ten pounds -- a full year's rent of his holding -- should be laid out in the purchase of stock for him. -- Derry Sentinel.
COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, DUBLIN. -- VERNER & CO. OF LIVERPOOL v. J. E. REDMOND OF WEXFORD. -- This was an action to recover £2,550, balance of the price of an iron steamer, the Troubadour, built by the plaintiffs, iron-founders in Liverpool, for the defendant, a Wexford merchant; and, also, £26O for extra work done to said vessel. The defendant's plea was, that the steamer had been constructed on a different model from that agreed upon. The Lord Chief Justice, in giving judgment, left it to the Jury to say if the defendant knowingly agreed to accept the vessel built in lieu of that which was to have been built; and reminded them that the deviation from the original model had entailed additional expense upon the plaintiffs. His Lordship disallowed the claim for extra work. The Jury found for plaintiffs, with £2,638 4s. 4d, damages, and 6d. costs.
BANKRUPTCY COURT, DUBLIN. -- IMPORTANT DECISION IN RE STEPHEN DWYER, A BANKRUPT. -- This case came before the Commissioner of the Bankrupt Court, on a claim made by Mr. Thomas Mahon, the assignee, to recover from Messrs. Samuel Lindsay & Co., of William Street, Dublin, the full value of the bankrupt's goods, sold under an execution at their suit. From the examination of the witnesses and documents, it appeared that on the 10th of May last Messrs. Lindsay made an affidavit of debt of £250, as required by the 8th section of the act to abolish arrest for debt; and on the 11th of May they served this affidavit and the usual forty-one day's notice on the bankrupt. On the 2d of June following, a clerk of Messrs. Lindsay's, named E. Kettyle, got a bond from the bankrupt under the following circumstances: -- Dwyer the bankrupt was lying ill of fever at Cashel. Kettyle had several interviews with him, ,and ultimately prevailed on the bankrupt to execute a bond for £400 debt. When Kettyle obtained, the bond, it was upon distinct understanding entered into, in presence of one of the witnesses, that execution was not to be issued. The bond was executed on the 2d June -- it arrived in Dublin on the 3d -- judgment was marked and execution sent down the same night -- the sheriff seized on Saturday the 4th -- and a sheriff's sale took place on Monday the 6th. From the evidence of the Sheriff's auctioneer, it appeared that Kettyle and Hunt, another clerk of Messrs. Lindsay, insisted on having the sale on Monday instead of the market day, and that they hurried the sale as much as possible; that if the auctioneer would dwell on any article they would desire him to knock it down; that while the auctioneer was selling by auction Kettyle and Hunt were also selling by private hand; that on one day of the sale the auctioneer was late, and in his absence Kettyle and Hunt got the sheriff's bailiffs to assist as auctioneers. The auctioneer further swore that all the corduroy sold by him averaged from 11d. to 1s. per yard; yet that Hunt took for himself a lot, which he conceived to be the best, at 6½d. per yard, and that one lot of woollens had been sold by either Kettyle or Hunt for £18 by private hand, and that the auctioneer did not know what was in this lot. The commissioner, in giving judgment, said -- There was nothing to justify the issuing of the execution; it was a breach of faith, and ought to be denounced. The commissioner then stated that it was to be regretted that any firm of respectability should make themselves responsible in such a case, and he felt assured their solicitor was not a party to it. The commissioner then animadverted in strong terms upon those having pretensions to the character of merchants owed to themselves to denounce the conduct of those who acted in this case. Putting aside the question of the auctioneer being hurried, and the shortness of notice of sale, the commissioner referred to the spoilation that had occurred -- that the transaction could not bear investigation -- that there was foul practice in the obtaining the bond and account, and also in the conduct of the sale. It was ultimately arranged that Messrs. Lindsay should pay the assignee the sum of £250, and all the costs of the investigation.
EFFECT AND CAUSE. -- The Bishop of Nice has refused to permit the ashes of Paganini to be removed to "consecrated ground," from their present resting-place in a private house, where they lie embalmed "in state." The rich fiddler, it may be remembered, forgot the Church in his will. [We wonder whether this very particular Bishop would refuse a resting-place, in consecrated ground, to the remains of any, amongst the thousands of the Italian nobles, who were charmed by the tones of Paganini's fiddle.]
DEATH OF A LADY BY DROWNING. -- Miss Forth of Summerville, Dundrum, was drowned in a pond in the rere of her house, between ten and eleven on Tuesday forenoon. The jury, at the inquest, returned a verdict, that the deceased was found drowned; but whether death ensued from her own act or otherwise, said jury cannot say."
PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, February 21. -- Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, goods and passengers; Hibernia (steamer), Williams, Dublin, goods. and passengers; Hope, Taylor, Wick, herrings. -- 22. Success, Schmeer', Dantzic, timber and peas.
SAILED, February 20. -- Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Royal William. (st.), Swainson, London, goods and passengers. -- 21. Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Earl of Lonsdale (steamer), Thompson, Whitehaven, goods and passengers, Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone; Davies, to-morrow, at six o'clock evening.
A steamer sails for Dublin, on Wednesday, at eight' o'clock afternoon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Monday, at seven o'clock evening.
A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at seven o'clock evening.
For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, on Tuesday, at ten o'clock morning.
For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, at nine o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, to-day, at two o'clock afternoon.
For Liverpool, from Newry, the Shamrock, O'Hagan, on Saturday, at seven o'clock evening; and from Liverpool for Newry to-morrow, at four o'clock evening.
For Batavia and Singapore, from Liverpool, the Royal Sovereign, calling at Lisbon, Madeira, Rio, and the Cape, on 14th March.
At Derry from Riga, 17th instant, the Hope, M'Cormick; and Unity, Linder, with flaxseed.
At Waterford, 18th instant, the Hope, M'Ferran, from Dunkirk to this port.
At Liverpool from Calcutta, the Unicorn, of Derry, Allen.
Put back to Falmouth; 17th instant, the Rosebud, of Belfast, M'Cormick, from Derry to London.
At New Orleans from this port, 11th ultimo, the Arabian of Belfast, Rainey; crew and passengers all well.
At Campeachy from Vera Cruz, the Penninghame, of Belfast, Green; and sailed thence for Laguna, to load, previous to 5th January.
Put into Falmouth, 17th instant, the Regatta, Miller, from this port to London.
Put into Holyhead, 18th instant, the St. Patrick, Davies, from Newry to Liverpool; and Helen, Richardson, from Newry to Preston.
From Smyrna for Liverpool, January 22, the Commodore, of Belfast, Campbell.
From Malta for Smyrna, 3d instant, the Horatio, of Belfast, Hamill.
From Falmouth for the West Indies, 17th instant, the Trent, Royal West India mail steamer.
From Margate, 13th instant the Lagan Thompson, for from this port to London.
From Liverpool for New York, 16th instant, the General Parkhill, Hoyt.
From Liverpool for New Orleans, 17th instant, the Victoria, of Belfast, M'Mahon.
From Runcorn for Strangford, 18th instant, the Venus, Linton.
From Poole for Liverpool, 17th instant, the Temperance, of Belfast, Coey.
Off Exmouth, 16th instant, the Triton, Carnell, from this port to London.
HALIFAX, N.S., February 3. -- The Elizabeth, Cope, from Sydney, C.B., to Plymouth (England), was wrecked near the former port, 2d instant; part of cargo saved.
LITTLEHAMPTON, February 18. -- The Fly, of Hull, was stranded, near Selsey Bill, yesterday, during a gale at E.
RAMSAY, ISLE OF MAN, Feb. 18.: -- The schooner Johns, of Newry, which was ashore near this, is undergoing repairs, and will be ready for sea in a few days; part of her cargo (oats) has been sold, in a damaged state.
RYE, February 18. -- The Arundel, from London to China, ashore near here, has gone to pieces; the greater part of the cargo saved, in a damaged state.
SHEERNESS, February 19. -- The Mary, Mellanby, from Stockton to Rochester, was lost, on the Maplin, yesterday; crew saved.
NEW ROMNEY, February 19. -- The Frances, of Cork, Hadden, from London to Bristol, with tallow, logwood, saltpetre, and sugar, came ashore, about a mile on, the cast side of Dungeness, yesterday morning, and became a total wreck; all hands lost.
NORTH FORELAND, February 18. -- Two brigs drove ashore on Sandwich Flats, during the gale. A smack was observed to labour very heavily during the gale; and was suddenly missed; she is supposed to have gone down. An oar, with some gratings, marked "Trial" and five buoys, have been washed ashore, supposed to have belonged to the above vessel.
MIRAMICHI, January 17. -- The Thetis, Simpson, which was stranded, last fall, on the Manicouagan Shoals, and afterwards taken into Cape Chat, has become a total wreck.
NEW YORK, January 31. -- There has been an active demand for vessels, particularly freighting vessels, for taking cotton, and the rate is now nearly a hundred per cent. higher than it was two months ago.
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MONSTER STEAMER. -- Jonathan is, it appears, determined to go a-head of us in steam-boat building, as we are advised by the following paragraph in the Montreal Herald of the 24th ult-- "We learn from the New York papers that the largest steam-boat in the world was expected to be launched to-day from the ship-yard of Wm. H. Brown. She is three hundred and thirty feet in length and her breadth of beam, exclusive of guards, is thirty feet six inches! Her burthen will be about 1,000 tons, and it is supposed she will prove the fastest boat ever built." Fifty-five feet Ionger than the British Queen, and forty longer than the Great Britain iron steam-ship, now building at Bristol! This, indeed, is pulling up for past inertness. The statement, however, that a vessel of such enormous dimensions will carry a burthen of no more than "about 1,000 tons" (the Great Britain will have a capacity of more than 3,000 tons), would lead to the conclusion that the Yankee boat must be almost as shallow as a barge, and intended for river navigation. Certainly a craft such as is described in the Canadian paper would stand in the predicament of Caligula's gigantic state-yacht, which, despIte her formidable appearance, was too unwieldy to be trusted beyond the mouth of the muddy Tiber.
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NORTHERN LIGHTS. -- ABERDEEN February 15. -- The Commissioner. of Northern Lights have communicated to the Magistrates of Inverness that they have resolved to proceed with the erection of leading lights on Chanonry Point, at Cromarty; the former leading to Beauly Firth, lnverness, and the Caledonia Canal; the latter to the safe anchorage at Cromarty.
NEW LIGHTHOUSE. -- A new lighthouse has just been erected at Dunkirk, on the West jetty. It rises to an elevation of fifty-eight metres above the highest tides, and the light, which disappears every minute, is considered superior to any hitherto erected on the coast. From its peculiar appearance, it will be impossible to be mistaken for the revolving light of Calais, of which the instantaneous glare is followed by a total darkness, of eighty seconds duration. When the new light of Gravelines, at present in the course of construction, shall have been erected, the whole of the coast of the Nord will be provided with lighthouses.
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Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 28 February, 1843
On the 18th instant, by the Rev, Mr, Bellis, Mr. JAMES S. M'DOWELL, of Lancaster Street, Belfast, to JANE, Daughter of Mr. J. Gibson, of Comber.
On the 19th instant, by the Rev. William Orr M'Gowan, Greyabbey, Mr. ALEXANDER M'LEAN, Ballywalter, to Miss STEWART, Ballymurphy.
On Thursday the 16th instant, by the Rev. James Reid, Ramelton, Mr. CHARLES BLACKWOOD LEITCH, of Crieve, to MARY, second daughter of Mr. Nathan Hunter, of Breaghy.
On the 16th instant, by the Rev. David Anderson Killinchy, Mr. A. SNODDIN, to Miss N. M'BRIDE, Florida.
On the 23d instant, by the Rev. John Johnston, Tullylish, Mr. JOHNSTON M'CAW, near Lurgan, to ISABELLA, daughter of the late William Carlisle, Esq., Laurel Lodge, Waringstown.
On the 9th instant, by the Rev. S. T. Wray, Donagheady, Mr. ROBERT M'KEEVER, of Solace, to Miss M'CLURE, daughter of Mr. Richard M'Clure, of Curryfree.
On the 20th instant, by the Rev. Henry Simpson, Saintfield, Mr. SAMUEL CARDWELL, of Donaghmore, to Miss JANE PATTERSON, only daughter of Mr. William Patterson, of said place.
On the 24th instant, by the Rev. Andrew Breaky of Killyleagh, Mr. WILLIAM KENNEDY, Baker, of Comber, to Miss MARGARET HASTINGS, of same place.
On the morning of the 27th instant, aged seventeen years CAROLINE, the beloved wife of Mr. Edward Gilbert, Hill Street, Belfast.
At Tandragee, on the 12th instant, Mr. GEORGE HUTCHESON, in the fifty-first year of his age.
In Armagh, on Sunday the 19th instant, Mr. JOHN DAVIDSON, aged eighty three years.
On the 21st instant, aged seventy-three years, Mr. WILLIAM ORR, of Ballybeen, near Comber.
On the 22d instant, at her residence in Drumreagh, Mrs. GIBSON, aged eighty-three.
On the 20th instant, at Newry, aged fifty-five years, Mr. JAMES ANDERSON.
On the 19th, of consumption, in the neighbourhood of Markethill, MARY ANNE, wife of Mr. Robert M'Ewen.
On the 20th of consumption, in the neighbourhood of Markethill, at the early age of twenty-four, WILLIAM BLAIR WILSON, second son of Mr. Andrew Wilson.
On the 23d instant, in the prime of life, SARAH, daughter of the Rev. F. Blakely, of Moneyrea.
On the 22d instant, at Tullynagee, parish of Kilmood, Mrs. Davidson, universally esteemed and greatly regretted.
On Thursday evening last, after a few days' illness, from an attack of paralysis, Mrs. TIGHE, wife of Richard Tighe, Esq., of Ballyshannon.
Of consumption, on Tuesday the 14th instant, at his residence in Poyntzpass, Doctor Macgill, in the thirty-eighth year of his age.
On board steam-boat Goddess of Liberty, lying at Flint Island, on the 14th instant, Mrs. ELIZABETH CORRY ANDERSON. On board same boat, lying at New Albany, Indiana, on 16th instant, Dr. JOHN ARBUTHNOT CORRY, both of consumption. Dr. Corry and his sister were, we understand, natives of Newry.
At Ballydown, Island Magee, on the 26th instant, Mr. JAMES BRADFORD, aged thirty-two years.
Lieutenant A. Evanson, R.N., has resigned the Inspectorship of the Coast Guard, Ireland, after twenty years service.
On Saturday morning Head Constable Wray, of Parsonstown, Kings' County, arrived in this city by her Majesty's mail-packet, Jasper, from Pembroke, en route to Tullamore, having in custody Michael Meara, charged with the murder of Mr. Roberts, near Moneygall, on the 17th of April last, since which period Meara eluded the utmost vigilance of the police. He had been for some months in Wales. On Sunday evening Meara was transmitted from the county jail to Tullamore. -- Waterford Mail.
A convict named Lynen, in Kilmainham, under sentence of fifteen years' transportation, has been removed to Trim jail, for trial at the Assizes for murder.
MURDERERS OF MR. SCULY. -- There are two persons in our jail, charged with the murder, of this unfortunate gentleman. The evidence against them, though not as yet sufficiently complete, is of the strongest nature. We understand that it is not the intention of the Crown to bring on the case at this Assizes. -- Tipperary Constitution.
LOVE AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. -- Last Sunday a young woman was observed hastily descending the slip on Pope's quay, and, ere she could be prevented, suddenly precipitated herself into the river. A young man, named James Geary, attracted by the cries of the bystanders, rushed forward just as the ill-fated victim of sudden and ungovernable anger sunk for the third time, and, at great personal risk, the morning being intensely cold, he succeeded in bringing her to shore. The vital spark appeared to be extinguished, and the body was borne off to a cold, comfortless garret, in Mallow Lane where the unfortunate creature had previously lodged. Here it lay for some time on the floor, encircled by a few women, who bent over the ghastly corpse in stupor and bewilderment, not knowing what to do. A gentleman at this critical moment entered the room, and hoping that there might still be a possibility of restoration, had the body taken to his house, which lay adjacent, and placed on carpet before a kitchen fire. All hands were set to work; the spine, breast, hands, and legs, were rubbed with unremitting energy; stone bottles of hot water were applied to the soles of the foot; and after twenty minutes of active exertion, warmth began to return, a slight breathing was perceptible, and life was completely restored! She was taken home, where in a few hours, she was quite recovered. But here the strange vicissitude and romance of real life begins. Hymen took charge of the victim so providentially rescued from the jaws of death; the youth of her choice, whose affections were estranged from her, as she thought for ever, re-presented himself at the moment of resuscitation; minor differences were forgotten -- the veto and impediments of friends were removed -- mountains of difficulties smoothed away, and ere the morrow's sun had set, all parties were rendered happy, and Miss K_______ was a blooming bride! -- Cork Examiner.
At a Court of Petty Sessions, held in Armagh on Friday the 24th instant, Thomas Tyford, victualler, was fined in the sum of £1, for selling provision's by light weight.
REDUCTION OF RENTS. -- Joseph Wilson, Esq., has again reduced the rents of several tenements held under him in the neighbourhood of Lurgan. This is another instance of Mr. Wilson's kindness and humanity. In some cases, he formerly remitted half a year's rent of the same houses, and in others a quarter. Mr. Armstrong, a gentleman who, as a commercial man, stands in the very highest rank of provincial merchants in the North of Ireland, has also very kindly reduced the rents of his houses in the town of Lurgan fully ten per cent. During the present season of distress, this is a great boon to a struggling tenantry. We wish the landlords of the vicinity would show as much feeling towards the farmers whose leases are expired; but, instead of that, some of them are actually raising their rents. Is this fair?
On the night of the 16th instant, or morning of the 17th, the garden of Mr. Thomas Lightbody of Tullynone was broken into, and two hives of bees stolen therefrom. This being of rare occurrence in the neighbourhood, a reward of £10 has been offered for the apprehension and conviction of any person concerned in said robbery.
COUNTY OF DOWN ASSIZES
[FROM OUR OWN REPORTER.]
BEFORE THE RIGHT H0N, THE CHIEF BARON. Downpatrick, Feb. 25.
THE Court was opened to-day by the Right Hon, the Chief Baron, who presided in the Crown Court. The hour of commencing proceedings was ten o'clock, and the Grand Jury, immediately upon appearing in the box, were re-sworn.
After the Commission had been read, and the Grand Jury had been sworn.
His LORDSHIP addressed the Grand Jury to the following effect:-- Mr. Foreman and gentlemen of the Grand Jury of the County of Down, to you, indeed, I have very little to say with reference to that part of your business upon which you are now called upon to enter. It only falls upon me to congratulate you upon the most remarkable evidence which your calendar affords of the good and orderly state of your country. From the calendar which appears before me, it is evident that the eases to be submitted to the Petit Jury are not numerous, and that they are, at the same time, of so exceedingly trivial a character, that gentlemen of your experience will find no difficulty whatever in dealing with them. Gentlemen, should any difficulty arise in your disposing of these cases, it shall afford me much happiness to give you every assistance in my power. With respect to the other portions of your duty, I do not know that I have anything in particular to say to you. There is one fact, however, with which the Judges have requested me to make you acquainted -- and that is, with respect to a change they purpose making in the circuit at next Assizes.
It has been determined that, at next Assizes, the County of the Town of Carrickfergus and the County of Antrim shall come last in order in the North-East Circuit. The order will be -- 1st, Drogheda; 2d, Dundalk; 3d, Monaghan; 4th, Downpatrick; and, 5th, Carrickfergus. You will perceive, gentlemen, that this arrangement will throw your Assizes a week or ten days later than it is by the present arrangement; but I do not conceive that you will suffer any inconvenience from it. I will, gentlemen, be most happy to hear any alterations or suggestions you may think proper to make with regard to the arrangement which I have mentioned, and with which it has been judged expedient to make the judges acquainted. A report from the Inspector-General of Prisons has been forwarded to me; and it certainly appears to me that this deserves the attention of the Board of Superintendence of Prisons, and of the Governor of the jail. I have not yet visited your county prison, and, I consequently, cannot form an opinion of my own with reference to it. However, I purpose paying a visit to the County of Down jail before I leave the town. In the report to which I have referred, the observations are chiefly directed to the separate system of confinement as compared with the solitary system. You can conceive that, at all times, the solitary system is a most severe mode of punishment; and it must be most severe, indeed, in your jail, if we are to believe what as stated in your report, I must say that the separate system of imprisonment affords full employment to the prisoner by keeping his physical faculties in constant exercise; and, also, it is an advantage in another way -- viz., i by benefitting both the prisoner and the county by keeping him in constant employment, thus furnishing a portion of the means for his support. It is of the utmost importance that the cells for confinement should be well aired and ventilated; and you must attend to the opinion of the Inspector-General that these cells must be constructed on a scale considerably larger than they are at present. That gentleman seems to be of opinion that, if two of the present cells were made into one, the latter would suit for the purpose of separate confinement, and is calculated, to obviate depression of spirits upon the part of the prisoner and to tend to his employment in a useful manner. Gentlemen, it will be our duty to say how far you will adopt the improvements to which I have pointed your attention. I understand, gentlemen, that you have concluded, or nearly so, your fiscal business. I will now, as it is my duty to do, go through the presentments. While I do so, some of you will be good enough to remain along with me, and the rest of the Jury can consider the bills of indictment sent up to them. Before, however, that you retire to your room, may I ask your presence for a short period, while an Admiralty Commission is being held before myself and Mr. Gilmore, or some other of the Queen's Counsel. His Lordship then informed the Jury that they would be re-sworn under the Admiralty Commission, and concluded by telling them that he had nothing further to inform them upon.
After the county presentments had been fiated, the Court proceeded with the
The following criminal cases were then adjudicated upon:--
Mary Murphy, Catherine Woods, and Mary Gibbon, were indicted for being vagrants, and convicted upon the evidence of the Grand Jury. To be transported for seven years, if they do not provide evidence of respectability within three months.
Ann Brabazon, Catherine Greer, and Catherine Fagan, for same offence. -- Discharged.
John Hunter, Stewart Smith, Thomas Macrarney, Sarah Macrarney, and Francis Macrarney for a burglary at Newry, in the house of Mr. Matthew Fletcher, on 22d January last. -- Acquitted.
John Finlay, for maliciously assaulting Michael Doyle, at Downpatrick, on 26th December; also, for a common assault. Guilty of the malicious assault; sentence postponed; not guilty of common assault.
After this case was heard, the Court adjourned until nine o'clock on Monday morning.
The new jury were then empanelled as follows:--
Mr. Andrew Armour, foreman; Messrs. Alexander Bradley, John Campbell, Robert Abernethy, Joseph Brown, Hugh Clotunthy, Thomas Dalzell, Charles Dorian, Samuel Donnan, James Dalzell, James Finlay, and John Gunning.
Daniel Dundy, for stealing, at Maghra, on 11th January, two pieces of druggit, the property of William Messan. -- Acquitted.
After the hearing of this case, the Court adjourned.
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Monday, February 27.
The Court was opened at nine o'clock this morning, by Chief Baron Brady.
The following gentlemen were sworn on the
PETIT JURY :-- Messrs. James Baird, Denis Burn, Wm. Parker, James Lightbody, William Copeland, Arthur Cleland, Robert Casement, James Duff, Robert Greenning, John Johnston, Samuel Johnston, and James Johnston, jun.
The following prisoners were then arraigned, and given in charge to the jury:--
Charles Hamilton, for stealing the pecks of oats, at Banbridge, on the 14th and 19th of January last, the property of James Bell.
The evidence was inconclusive as to the fact of the prisoner's having committed the theft, and he was, consequently, acquitted.
OBTAINING GOODS ON FALSE PRETENCES.
The same prisoner was again indicted for obtaining, on false pretences, from William Finlay of Banbridge, a flour bag.
Wm. Finlay sworn -- I know the prisoner. On the 17th Jan. he came to me and asked for a flour bag for Mr. Bell. I said that Mr. Bell had already a flour bag of mine, and that I thought he did not require one. The prisoner insisted on getting the bag, and gave him one.
James Bell deposed that he did not send the prisoner for a bag on the day in question.
Mr. Bell and Mr. Finlay both stated that they never knew anything derogatory to the prisoner's character previous to the day laid on the indictment.
The prisoner was convicted. -- Sentence not passed.
William Patterson, was charged with stealing a mare at Moygannon, on the 2d August last, the property of William Beatty.
William Beatty, sworn -- I live at Moygannon in this county. I had a mare there on 2d August last. I missed her on the morning of the 3d August, about six o'clock. The field was enclosed where she had been at grass. I saw her again on the 8th August, in care of the police in Dungannon. I saw a person named Smith in Dungannon at the same time. I am certain it was my mare I saw.
George M'Cormick, sworn -- I know the mare that belonged to Beatty. I went in search of her after she was stolen, and saw her in a stable at the Moy, on the 5th of August, in charge of a person who called himself Smith. She remained there till the following Monday -- or, rather, she was sent to Dungannon in charge of the police. The Magistrates took my affidavit with respect to the stealing of the mare.
William Smith sworn -- I saw the prisoner in Castleblayney on 3d August last, and bought a chestnut mare from him. I asked his name in presence of a person named M'Donnell. He said his name was Burns, but not Patrick Burns -- that he was brother of a person named lame [sic] Burns. The mare was claimed in Castleblayney fair by last witness as the property of Beatty. I never saw the prisoner until I met him at Castleblayney fair. He was about half an hour in my company then. The next time I saw him, he was in the jail here. He and I had no drink at Castleblayney -- nothing more than a joke passed betwixt us.
John M'Donnell sworn -- I saw the prisoner at Castleblayney fair on 3d August last. I put my hand on the shoulder of the mare he had for sale, and asked him where he had brought her from. He replied, from Church-hill, about two miles from Castleblayney. I saw the prisoner sell the mare. I asked his name, and whether he was one of the Burns's. He replied that he was. The mare was tried In a car, and, I believe, sent to the Moy.
To the Prisoner -- I never told the Police that you (prisoner) had a mark of the "evil" (erysipelas) on his cheek. There was such a statement made, however, to the Police, by M'Cormick.
M'Cormick was re-examined, but denied having made such a statement.
M'Donnell re-examined -- I know that the persons who came to my country, inquiring for the mare, described the person who stole her as having a worn brown coat, and as having a mark under his left jaw.
Prisoner -- Now, my Lord, any person may examine me, as to whether I have such a mark.
John Cochrane, sworn -- I was in the fair of Castleblayney in August last. I saw Smith buy a mare from the prisoner. I had not known prisoner before. He stood along with me while the animal was being tried in a car. He said they need not try the mare, as she would draw well. He said he brought the mare from Church-hill, about two miles from Castleblayney, and that his name was Burns. He stated that he was a brother to lame Burns of Church-hill. I know where Moygannon is, but cannot say whether it is twenty miles from Castleblayney or not.
To the COURT -- I described the prisoner to the police, and said he had a small mark on his cheek, or a "gathering" on his skin.
Mr. HANNA, Q.C. -- I May explain, my Lord, that the person Smith was charged with stealing the mare, and is bound to stand his trial for felony, at Omagh Assizes.
Jonathan Robinson, sworn -- I saw prisoner at Bleary, where he lives, on 3d August last. That place is about two miles from Portadown. I saw him in his own house, about eight in the morning. He and I went to Lurgan together, to Mr. Lockhart's. We next went to Edward Burns's, and took two "half-ones" together. I was in prisoner's company till four o'clock, and left him in his own house. Both ha and I had been at Mr. Lockhart's, for whom I weave.
To Sir T. STAPLES -- I do not know what day of the week it was of which I speak, but I know what day of the month it was. I remember the day from my having got a weaving ticket from Mr. Lockhart. I looked at the ticket when I heard, about a fortnight after, that the prisoner had been apprehended for the crime. I did not see him on the day after the 3d August. I know prisoner was from home after that time, but I cannot say where he was, I never knew him to deal in horses. I never heard he was related to a person named Burns, or that he was known by that name.
To the COURT -- Prisoner has a cottage and a small piece of ground at Bleary. I never heard any imputation on his character, previous this charge.
In answer to the COURT, Beatty, the owner of the mare, stated that Moygannon is about two miles from Warringstown.
To a JUROR -- The prisoner did not weave for Mr. Lockhart.
Robert Patterson, sworn -- I am a son of prisoner, and live in the house with him. On the 3d August last, I went with him to Lurgan. We were in Mr. Burnes's there till four o'clock in the evening. We had gone first to Mr. Lockhart's, to get yarn for weaving.
To Mr. HANNA, Q.C. -- I can't say how much yarn my father got. We had sometimes got yarn from Mr. Lockhart before. I don't think Mr. Lockhart gave a ticket with the yarn -- it was not usual for him to give such when selling yarn. He gave a ticket to Robinson. I have seen similar tickets in my father's. I remember the day on which my father was apprehended.
Moses Warwick, sworn -- I have known prisoner for about seventeen years. I have lived, for a part of that time, within sixty perches of him, and never knew him to be in jail, or charged with any crime, previous to the time of this occurrence. He was always a hard-working, industrious man.
To Sir T. STAPLES -- I did not see prisoner about the 3d of August last.
Charles Wells, sworn -- I have known prisoner for nine years, and never knew anything against his character during that time.
A policeman deposed to the description given to him of prisoner by the persons in search of the mare. They said prisoner had an "arr" (scar) under his left ear, but of this they were not sure. When witness arrested prisoner, and had him in custody in Lurgan Bridewell, he examined as to this mark, but did not discover it.
To Sir T. STAPLES -- I think it was the former witness Smith who described the witness as having the mark.
To the COURT. -- l arrested prisoner in his own house, in the townland of Bleary. I went to that district under the pretence of numbering trees, in which occupation the Police were engaged at that time.
To a JUROR -- Other persons besides the prisoner, but answering to the same description, were suspected of this felony.
His LORDSHIP charged the jury, and recapitulated the evidence.
After consultation of about fifteen minutes, the jury acquitted the prisoner.
The following jurors were then sworn to try subsequent cases :-- Messrs. William Blackwood, Henry Brown, Hugh Rea, James Hewitt, Bernard Hughes, John Johnston, James Harper, jun., Adam Canning, Hugh Wm. Lightbody, John Jennings, Andrew Coffey, and Joseph Cleland.
James Lyle, for stealing, at Kilmore, on the 15th January last, a cow, the property of John M'Adam.
John M'Adam, sworn -- I live in the parish of Kilmore, in this county. I lost a cow in January last. She was usually kept in a byre. I missed her on the morning of 16th January. I saw the tracks of a cow and a man on the road. There was a little snow on the ground. On the next day, I saw the cow at a place called the Three Loughs. She was in the byre of Mr. George Hanna, who said he had purchased her on the day before in Camlough fair. I had had the cow for three or four years.
George Hanna sworn -- I was in Camlough fair on Monday, 16th January. I saw prisoner there, and bought a cow from him for £4 17s. 6d. I sent her home, but had some suspicion about her. That cow was the same claimed next day by last witness.
To prisoner -- I asked prisoner his name, and he told me. He also said he belonged to Moyallon. I enquired if he knew any person in Moyallon, and he named an individual whom I did not know. I had thought I knew almost every person in Moyallon.
Prisoner stated, in his defence, that, when he was apprehended in Dundalk, two gentlemen came forward, and said that he was not the person who stole the cow.
The prosecutor gave prisoner a good character, and pertinaciously recommended him to the leniency of "a merciful jury."
FOR THE DEFENCE.
Charles Hamilton gave the prisoner a good character. He stated that prisoner was at one period in the police. He had known him for fourteen or fifteen years, but not for five years past
Anthony Scott deposed that he had known prisoner for fourteen or fifteen years, He had been in the police; never knew any imputation upon his character.
To Mr. HANNA, Q.C. -- Had seen prisoner now and then while in the police, from which he is not long discharged.
The jury returned a verdict of "Guilty." Sentence deferred.
Joseph Kelly, for stealing from the person of Joseph Henderson, at Newry, on the 2d Feb., a pair of spectacles.
The prosecutor proved that prisoner picked his pocket of the spectacles, that he caught him in the act, and that he was immediately given into custody. The spectacles were found in the prisoner's possession.
The prosecutor was cross-examined by prisoner, but his testimony remained unvaried.
The prisoner was convicted.
STEALING FROM A DWELLING-HOUSE.
John Campbell, for stealing, at Newtownards, on the 17th February, a table cloth, several pairs of trousers, some vests, and other articles; the property of John Snodden.
Mary Snodden, sworn -- Prisoner came to my house on 17th February instant. He is a rag gatherer. He engaged a room from me, and gave me a shilling. I went out for a naggin of whiskey, and, as I came in again, I met him coming out with his bag. The bag was empty when he came in, but contained something when he went out. He went to the house of a neighbour, and left the bag there. I missed several articles -- for instance, some trousers, waistcoats, drawers, a table cloth, children's small clothes, &c. I got the articles in David M'Millan's house, on the following Saturday morning. I saw prisoner there at the time. The Head Constable was with me at the time.
John Darragh, Head Constable, sworn: -- I took prisoner into custody in David M'Millan's house, and found in his possession the goods, which I now identify.
Prisoner to witness -- Shake them up, and let his Lordship and the Jury see them. Give me fair play as you did before. (Laughter.)
The female witness Snodden identified the bundle of rags produced by the Head Constable.
Prisoner -- Come here, Mrs. Snodden. Upon the vartue o' your oath, ma',am, didn't you ask, me to take a glass on that morning?
Witness -- Never. I only inquired whether you would be up next my house on that day.
Prisoner -- Your Lordship, by my oath, it's truth I tell you. She asked me to take a glass; I went up to her house, and found her husband 'tossicated with liquor. The prosecutor began to sing, and the song she sung was, "The pleasures of a woman." (Laughter.)
David M'Millan proved that the prisoner brought the stolen articles to his house, and borrowed 2s. from him leaving the goods in pledge.
John Snodden, owner of the goods, proved the larceny. He swore distinctly that he did not sell the goods to prisoner.
Prisoner (to Snodden) -- You've sworn as great a lie as that God's in heaven. (Laughter.)
Gilbert G. Laird of Belfast, auctioneer, deposed that he had known prisoner for about two years, and that he was not aware of any thing derogatory to his character for honesty.
The prisoner was found guilty.
Francis Tynan was indicted for that he, on the 2d March, 1835, at Mountrath, in the Queen's County, did marry Mary Kelly; and that, in June, 1841, at Derryleckey, in the County of Down, he intermarried with one Bridget Campbell, his former wife, Mary Kelly, being then alive.
John Kelly, examined by Sir T. STAPLES -- I live in Mountrath in the Queen's County. I know Francis Tynan, the prisoner. [Identifies him.] I have known him for twenty-five years. He formerly lived in Mountrath. I was present, in March, 1835, when he was married to Mary Kelly, my step-sister. The date I name is according to the register. He was married by the Roman Catholic curate of the parish. The name of the curate is Conroy. Prisoner was born and baptised a Roman Catholic. I know that prisoner and Mary Kelly lived as man and wife at Mountrath for some time. They had a child born to them. I saw Mary Kelly alive, in the city of Dublin, on Thursday morning last. Prisoner left his wife twice, and came back to her once.
Prisoner to witness -- Why did you leave Mary Kelly In Dublin? Wasn't this the proper place for her to be, if she had anything to say to me?
Witness -- I did not think I ought to bring her.
Prisoner -- Have you any line or certificate that she is ill?
Witness -- I have a certificate of the marriage.
Prisoner -- Did I ever go to you, or to any one else to ask Mary Kelly for wife?
Witness -- I can't say you did, but I know you were married.
Prisoner -- Did not the woman go to England, and stay there for two years?
Witness -- She did go to England with another woman, and staid there for some months.
Prisoner -- Didn't she stay for twenty months?
Witness -- Perhaps she did, but I think she did not.
To the COURT -- Of what trade is prisoner? He is a brogue-maker, and a Catholic, as far as I know. I never saw him at chapel for five-and-twenty years.
Mary Page examined by Mr. HANNA, Q.C. -- I live in Mountrath. I am a Roman Catholic, and believe that prisoner is of the same persuasion. I was present at his marriage with Mary Kelly, by Father Conroy. Prisoner professed to be, and acted as, a Roman Catholic at the time. I never saw prisoner in chapel. I can't tell what the priest said to prisoner at the time of the marriage, but I know that he entered the names in a book.
To prisoner -- I know that Mary Kelly's father was named Tom Kelly. I can't tell whether he was her stepfather or not. I knew no father but one. Prisoner was not drunk on the morning of the marriage. I swear this, and remember I am on my oath.
Alice Kelly, examined by Sir T. STAPLES -- I live in Newry, and know prisoner. I was present, in June, 1841, in the new chapel of Newry, when prisoner was married to my sister Bridget Campbell, by the Rev. Mr. Sharkey, I keep a lodging house, and prisoner had lodged with me for six months previously. It is not the rule to "call" (publish the banns) in Newry chapel. I saw no license produced at the time of the marriage. I saw prisoner "put his hand to paper" (attach his signature) at the time. There were several relatives of my sister present at the marriage. The prisoner and his wife lived with me for some time afterwards. She bore prisoner a child. My sister is present.
Other witnesses were examined, but there was no further evidence of any importance produced.
Rev. Mr. Sharkey -- I am a Roman Catholic clergyman -- a curate in Newry. I saw prisoner in the new chapel of Newry, on the 11th June, 1841. He applied to me to get married to a woman named Campbell, of the parish of Newry, whom I knew very well. I hesitated at first to marry him. He was introduced by a young woman who called herself his daughter, who was about twelve or thirteen years of age. I asked her if she knew whether her father was already married. She replied that her mother was dead. When I felt satisfied that he was not married, I married him, to the woman Campbell. Prisoner acted, at the time, as a Roman Catholic, and professed to be such. I married the pair according to the rules of the Roman Catholic Church.
Prisoner, on being asked, said he was too far from home to have an opportunity of producing witnesses. He would, however, produce his brother if in Court prove that he was drunk at the time he was first married.
The JURY, after a brief interval, convicted the prisoner; and the Judge, with a short but severe charge, commenting on the nature of the evidence and the enormity of the crime, sentenced him to the punishment prescribed by the Act -- transportation for seven years.
SPRING ASSIZES -- 1843.
CAPITAL CONVICTION FOR MURDER.
Friday, February 24.
James Haskins was given in charge for the wilful murder of John Pugh at Rusnastraw, near Tinnahely, on the 20th day of January last.
The prisoner was a very bad-countenanced athletic man. The grand jury gallery and all parts of the Court-house was crowded to excess, from the interest felt in the trial for an offence so little known in this county.
Bridget Pugh was called and examined by MATTHEW R. SAUSSE, Esq. -- Is widow of the late John Pugh; remembers last Sunday night three weeks, on which he was killed; her deceased husband had some money in his house on that night; had gone to bed with her husband; her son John and child were in the house with them, when a voice came to the window and cried out -- "Get up, get up, your daughter Loughlin is dying; one has gone for the priest, and another for the young doctor;" thinks it was a man's voice she heard; witness asked him to stop, and she would go with him; he said he would go on before, and that she would overtake him; she got up, bundled on her clothes, and went to her daughter's, whom she found well; returned as fast as she could; had gone to bed about nine o'clock; witness's son went with her to her daughter's; on finding her daughter well, she returned; witness's son, daughter, and son-in-law accompanied her; on coming back through Tinnahely, her son alarmed the police, some of whom followed her to her house; on getting back to the house, she found her husband terribly murdered outside the house; he was lying on his face in a pool of water; he was dead; cannot tell at what hour she got back; her husband was a strong man, and was about fourteen or fifteen years of age at the time of the rebellion; on leaving the house, she left her husband and a child two years and a half old in the house.
Cross-examined by Mr. ROLLSTONE -- Thinks it was about two hours or two hours and a half from the time she left her house until she returned.
To the Court -- Did not know the prisoner at the time of the murder.
After the examination of several other witnesses, who confirmed the previous testimony, the case for the Crown closed, when Mr. ROLLESTONE, at considerable length, addressed the jury in a most able and ingenious speech, but called no witnesses.
Baron PENNEFEATHER commenced to charge the jury at three o'clock, and recapitulated the several facts which appeared in evidence. The jury retired for about an hour, and returned into court with a verdict of guilty. The learned Judge passed the awful sentence of the law, which the prisoner heard without any apparent emotion, and was removed without his having from the commencement of the trial made a single observation.
COUNTY OF LOUTH ASSIZES. -- DUNDALK, Tuesday, Feb. 21. -- At ten o'clock this morning, the following nobleman and gentlemen were sworn, before the High Sheriff, Samuel M'Clintock, Esq. of Newtown-house, on the Grand Jury: -- Viscount Joycelyn, M.P., foreman; Thomas Fortescue, Esq.; Mathew Fortescue, Esq.; William Filgate, Esq.; Faithful Fortescue, Esq.; Thos. Lee Norman, Esq.; Jas. W. M'Neale, Esq.; Francis Donagh, Esq.; Lewis Upton, Esq.; George Taafe, Esq.; Thomas Tisdall, Esq.; Nathl. Milling, Esq.; James Moore, Esq.; Thomas Fitzgerald, Esq.; William O'Reilly, Esq.; Geo. Ruxton, Esq.; John Woolsey, Esq.; A. O'B., Bellingham, Esq.; Matthew Deace, Esq.; William H. Richardson, Esq.; John James Bigger, Esq.; John Tisdall, Esq.; John Black, Esq.
The following is the calendar of prisoners in the county jail for trial at the Assizes: -- Murder, 17; rape, 2; bigamy, 1; Ellenborough Act, 1; highway robbery, 1; assaulting habitation by night in arms, and firing at the police, 3; assaulting habitation by night in arms, and assaulting the inmates, 13; assaulting habitations by night, and firing at inmates, 3; assaulting habitation by night in arms, and robbery, 4; prison-breaking, 1; entering dwelling with intent to steal, 1; pig-stealing, 1; receiving stolen money, 1; larceny, 5; assault, life in danger, 1; Whiteboyism,4; abduction, 1; forgery, 1; assault, 1; -- Total, 66; besides these cases in custody, there are many more out on bail.
COUNTY LOUTH RECORD COURT, -- Feb. 27
BEFORE THE CHIEF BARON.
John Plunket was charged with feloniously assaulting John Dolan, with intent of feloniously taking away his money, goods, and chattels; from his person, and carrying away the same against peace and statute.
John Dolan deposed that he recollected the 1st of February; was returning from the fair of Ardee in a gig, accompanied by his son, a boy about ten or twelve years old; on the road leading from Grange Bellew to witness's own house, near Sir P. Bellew's demesne, observed three men in his own field; pulled up to speak to them; asked them what they were doing there; one of them spoke, and, said they were doing no harm; walked his horse on; one of them got on the top of the ditch, and walked along in the direction in which he was driving. This man crossed the road, and seized hold of his house by the bridle. Witness called out, "What do you want?" Within a second he let go the bridle, approached the seat of the gig, and across the dash-board presented a pistol at witness. Witness struck the pistol with his whip, and then struck the man in the face; witness held the reins in his left hand and checked his horse very severely, and the horse bounded off and took him out of the reach of his assailant. When witness asked the man who seized the reins, and presented the pistol at him, what he wanted, he replied, "I want your money." Saw the prisoner in Ardee Bridewell; in size and appearance he resembled the man who stopped witness; but in the hurry and confusion of the moment cannot undertake to identify him positively. Witness observed an individual on the road at the moment he was stopped, about six or seven perches off, distant from and unconnected with the three robbers. E. K. Darcey, Esq., Sub-Inspector, arrested the prisoner, and searched the house in which his mother and sister resided; found a powder-flask, seven bullets, some shot, three pistol flints, and a small powder-horn, with some lead; and, in his waistcoat pocket, found a new pistol flint, and bits of paper, which resembled the tops of cartridges. Verdict -- Guilty; fifteen years' transportation. This person, of whom the County Louth has now got rid, was charged at this Assizes with three distinct offences. One was for waylaying Major Ruxton of Rahenna, and robbing him of his gold watch; another for way laying a man called Thomas Woods, steward to George Foster; Esq., Coolderry. The bill of indictment, however, for robbing Major Ruxton, was ignored by the Grand Jury, there not being sufficient evidence of identity. The other charge was not preferred against the prisoner. There can be no doubt but that this fellow was the ringleader of a gang of robbers which has ,for some time past, infested this county. The transportation of this individual will, we hope, upset their further progress. -- Newry Telegraph.
ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF A PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER IN HIS PULPIT. -- Information reached us yesterday of a most extraordinary attempt to take the life of one of the most respected ministers in the Church, while engaged in conducting evening service with his congregation. It would appear that the third Presbyterian congregation in Rathfriland, of which the Rev. Joseph Dickie is minister, had assembled, for public worship on the evening of Sabbath last. The rev. gentleman had in course of his sermon been led to refer to the progress of Puseyism, and its tendency to Popery. He had then anadverted upon the superstitions and sinfulness of the latter system, and concluded his discourse by warning his hearers against both these errors. During the last prayer, the congregation were startled by the report of a gun, and the Church was filled with smoke, while Mr. Dickie was observed to drop in the pulpit. The excitement was necessarily very great, and of a character that cannot easily be described. At first, it was believed that the shots had been fired within the church, while the attention of the audience was very naturally turned to the wounded minister. A few moments were thus allowed to elapse in the surprise that followed on the first alarm before search was made for the assassins, and thus they were enabled to effect their escape. Upon Mr. Dickie being removed from the pulpit, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Rossborough and others, it was found that the gun had been charged with slugs, which had taken effect in both his arms. At a subsequent period, no fewer than twenty-live shot were extracted from his arms; and several were found in the Bible; on which he had placed his hands while engaged in prayer. We may here state that none of the shot struck Mr. Dickie in the head or body; and, although he is most severely, yet, we trust, that he has not been dangerously wounded. The person who fired had taken a most deliberate aim, by resting the gun upon the lower stone of one of the windows, and thus firing through the lowermost square of glass. A very brief space of time only elapsed before an alarm was spread through the town, for the police were immediately upon the spot, and engaged, along with the members of the congregation and others in the pursuit of the assassins, but no clue was afforded to their retreat. Immediately before the alarm was given, four men were observed running up the street from the church hastily; but the night was very dark and, the circumstance did not attract much attention from those who observed them in passing. We have not attempted to describe the consternation into which the congregation was thrown by this dreadful event, but it extended to all classes in the town and during the greater part of the night from Sabbath to Monday morning, parties preambulated the streets and neighbourhood in the hope of gaining some information respecting the perpetrators of this unparalleled outrage. Up to yesterday morning no evidence had been obtained to fix the crime upon any party. We have heard different opinions expressed on that subject, but in the present stage of the inquiry it would be highly unwise and unjust to give them currency. We have mentioned the nature of the reverend gentleman's discourse, although not with the view of insinuating a charge against any party and we trust that until the proper authorities, who are actively engaged in conducting an inquiry, take such steps as they deem right, that vague opinions on this painful subject will not be formed and circulated. Mr. Dickie is highly respected by his fellow-townsmen of all classes and persuasions, for not the least extraordinary feature in this remarkable affair is the undeniable fact that there is no minister in Ulster of more unobtrusive habits, or of a milder character, and none more exempt from any interference with party matters. He has been pastor of this congregation for about seven years, and, before this occurrence, it would have been difficult to name a single individual more likely to stand free from any attack of this character. We may add that, early yesterday morning, Mr. Scott, along with other magistrates, were actively engaged in examining evidence, and we have no doubt that the criminal or criminals in this case will be speedily discovered. Several statements regarding this business have reached us, for which we are indebted to our correspondents, and several different versions will be promulgated; but we may state that the informant from whom we received, personally, the account we have published, left Rathfriland early yesterday morning, and was in the church during service, and at the time of this occurrence. We are not aware that any crime of this nature, under similar circumstances, was ever previously attempted in any quarter, and, certainly never in Ireland.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT, CARRICKFERGUS. -- FEBRUARY 23.
(From our own Reporter.)
BEFORE Mr. COMMISSIONER CURRAY.
THE following insolvents appeared before the Commissioner to-day, to be heard upon their petitions for discharge under the Act for the relief of Insolvent Debtors:--
John Egan, of Belfast, auctioneer. -- Discharged.
Nelson Houston, of Dublin Bridge, Belfast, brick-layer. -- Discharged.
Wm. Spence, of Belfast, dealer in provisions. -- Discharged.
Daniel Carty, of Belfast, coachmaker, discharged on condition that he shall surrender possession of his premises to his landlord.
Patrick Burns, of Belfast, labourer. -- Discharged.
Henry Hanna, of Lisburn, publican. -- Discharged.
John Black, of Belfast, joiner. -- Discharged.
Harriet Bradbury, of Belfast. -- Discharged.
John M'Bride, of Belfast, and previously of Hillsborough, carpenter. -- Discharged.
James O'Brien, formerly of Glasgow, trading in partnership with Patrick O'Brien, under the firm of "O'Brien & Co.," eating and lodging-house keepers and spirit dealers, late of Belfast -- out of business. -- Petition dismissed, it appearing that insolvent had lately come from Glasgow, and procured his own arrest.
At this period of the Court of the Commissioner commented severely upon the conduct of insolvents who left the place in which they usually resided having their schedules first prepared, afterwards denying such preparation, and, by such proceeding, entailing much expense upon their creditors, by putting them to the cost of opposing their discharge in a Court at a distance. The Commissioner, in the course of his remark, noticed a case of this kind which had recently occurred in Dublin, and in which the insolvent was connected with Belfast.
Matthew Wilson, late of Norvally, farmer, formerly of Clare Park, land-steward. -- Discharged.
David Dalzell, of Belfast, publican, formerly of Newtownards. -- Discharged, on condition of giving up his house within a fortnight.
Robert Dogherty, of Belfast, writing clerk, was opposed by Mr. by Mr. HOJEL, on behalf of William Smylie.
William Smylie examined -- Is a boot and shoemaker; the insolvent was collecting clerk to the Belfast Gas Light Company; insolvent owed him about £8, and he was indebted to the Gas Company in the sum of £7; insolvent and witness settled their account, insolvent stating he would pay the Gas Company the amount due by witness, and witness, depending upon the this promise, gave insolvent a receipt for the amount of the account due to him, having received the balance in cash.
It was proved by Mr. Foster, agent to the Company, that this sum was never paid, and the insolvent was remanded for six months.
John Dickson of Belfast, writing clerk. -- Discharged.
Henry Fox, of Belfast, haberdasher. -- Discharged.
John T. Bristow, late of Belfast, bookseller, and previously of Greenock. -- Discharged.
John Arnold, of Belfast, writing clerk. -- Discharged.
Wm. Henry Getty, of Clough, publican and grocer. -- Discharged, on engaging to give up possession of his land in a week, and his house within a month.
John M'Ilroy, of Belfast, stone-cutter, formerly of Purdysburn, labourer, and formerly of Ballydolaghan, County Down. -- Discharged.
Hugh Walker, late of Budore, farmer, formerly of Belfast, grocer. -- Petition dismissed.
Bernard Magee of Belfast, carpenter, builder, grocer, and publican, previously of Holywood. -- Discharged; John Murphy appointed assignee.
Samuel Cole of Belfast, baker. -- Petition dismissed.
John Anderson of Belfast, builder. -- Discharged.
John M'Grath of Belfast, dealer on grain. -- Petition dismissed.
Thomas M'Grillan of Belfast, horse-dealer, was opposed by Mr. HOJEL, on behalf of Henry Manning.
Peter Leonard, examined by Mr. HOJEL -- I am a bailiff. I arrested insolvent, for which insolvent paid me. I arrested him in Donegal Street, Belfast. Mr. Magennis, the attorney, is the detaining creditor. He never gave me any instructions to arrest the insolvent; it was the insolvent who employed me to arrest himself. -- Petition dismissed.
John Jamison of Belfast, grocer and corn factor. -- Discharged, on condition of giving up his holdings in Verner and Lagan Streets within a fortnight.
James Morrow of Belfast, joiner. -- Discharged.
James Rutherford of Belfast, formerly grocer and huckster. -- Discharged.
John M'Cullough of Belfast, dealer in rags and bones. -- Discharged.
Robert M'Keag, Drimaroan, farmer. -- Discharged.
James M'Gowan, Falls Road, Belfast, stone mason. -- Discharged.
Michael Scullion, Tammarran, county Derry, farmer and weaver. -- Discharged.
John Hamill, Killygarn, farmer. -- Remanded for twelve months.
John M'Cullen, Antrim, publican and grocer. -- Remanded for four months; James Coleman appointed assignee.
Nicholas Blair of Holestone, farmer. -- Discharged.
Charles Walsh of Castlewellan, county Down, surgeon. -- Discharged.
Arthur M'Crea, formerly of Ardneglass, and late of Castletown, farmer and pensioner, opposed by Mr. O'RORKE, on the ground of the attachment having been in a different part of the county from that in which insolvent resided. -- Petition dismissed.
Alexander Rea of Belfast, butcher. -- Discharged.
John Courtenay of Belfast, labourer. -- Discharged.
Samuel Thompson, jun., of Taylorstown, weaver and small farmer. -- Discharged.
Thomas Fletcher of Groggan, near Randalstown, weaver and small farmer. -- Discharged.
Robert Sutterof Ballymena, broker and publican. -- Order for hearing discharged.
Thomas Meehan of Belfast, porter and publican. -- Discharged.
Patrick M'Conville of Belfast, dealer, formerly of Ardara, County Down, weaver. -- Discharged.
Bernard Monaghan of Belfast, dealer. -- Discharged; John Devlin appointed assignee.
John M'Cann, pensioner. -- Order for hearing discharged.
John Kelly, pensioner. -- Petition dismissed.
The following insolvents were discharged:-- John Haughton, Toal M'Keown, Thomas Ewart, Robert M'Clure, William Niblock (on giving up possession of his house), Thomas Forbes, John Anderson, Thos. Roberts, John M'Cullough, John Courtenay, William Nelson, Adam Trelford, Hugh Short, John Robinson, John M'Keown, Archibald Taylor (on giving up possession of a house), William Russell (on giving up possession of a house and land), Andrew M'Williams, John Russell (on giving up possession of his holding). The petition of Patrick Daly, pensioner, was dismissed, as was also that of Mary Logan.
Francis Pinkerton of Belfast, writing-clerk and passenger agent, was opposed by Mr. HOJEL on behalf of John Gaussen, a schedule creditor. He stated that his grounds of opposition were a transfer of insolvent's property to trustees for the benefit of his two sons, Francis and William, who were both minors, as well as his not having accounted, in his balance-sheet, for a sum of £40, which he had received at a late election for Belfast.
Henry Waterson, Esq., examined by Mr. HOJEL -- Knows the insolvent; recollects insolvent's having called on him in the year 1841 for the purpose of employing witness to raise a sum of £100. The manner in which he proposed securing this sum was upon the premises which he now alleges were assigned in trust for his sons by a person named Gamble.
Insolvent examined -- I am tenant to John Gamble for the premises I hold in Belfast, but never paid him any rent. I do not know where he resides; I have always paid the head rent, but not until I was sued for it: there are three houses, two set to tenants, the other I reside in myself. Gamble has never interfered with my tenants; I have always received the rents myself. I voted at the Belfast election, and received £80 after voting, and afterwards gave evidence before a committee of the House of Commons. I considered I got the £30 for my services. The agent for Messrs. Tennent and Johnson does not owe me a penny. Petition dismissed.
There were, in all, seventy-two petitioners at this commission.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT, DOWNPATRICK.
[FROM OUR REPORTER.]
COMMISSIONER CURRAN held a Court for the relief of Insolvent Debtors, on Monday the 20th of Feb. inst., at ten o'clock.
Michael M'Ardle was brought up, seeking to be discharged under the Insolvent Act, and was opposed by Mr. MURLAND, on the part of Maria and John Dugan, on the ground that he had disposed of his property to one Arthur M'Ardle. -- Petition dismissed.
Andrew Magill of Ballykeel, Loughahery. -- Petition dismissed, on the ground of an incorrect return in the schedule.
William Kerr of Portaferry, haberdasher; opposed by Mr. WARNOCK, on behalf of detaining creditor.
Hugh Rea sworn -- Was in insolvent's place of business in July last; knew his stock then to be about £60; it is part of his business to see the amount of stock; can go near the value, by looking at it. -- Petition dismissed.
James Ennis of Ballyfrench, farmer; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Patrick M'Grattan of Kirkstown, farmer; opposed by Mr. WARNOCK, on behalf of detaining creditor.
Francis Bailey called, but did not appear.
John Smith called; sworn -- Served a summons on Francis Bailey, 15th February. Bailey fined £100 for non-attendance.
Hugh Wilson, assignee. -- Discharged.
Bernard Turley of Strangford, blacksmith; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Elizabeth M'Keag of Lisnashanker, woman servant; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Hugh Read of Dunhirk, farmer; opposed by Mr. BLACK; to have an assignee appointed. William M'Mullan appointed. -- Discharged.
Ann Kerr of Ballyplunt, widow; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Samuel Gowan of Ballyspurge, farmer, opposed by Mr. WARNOCK, on behalf of detaining creditor, James Moreland. -- Discharged.
Francis M'Alister of Erinagh, farmer; Patrick Hanna appointed assignee. -- Discharged.
Henry Hervey, Tollyline, tailor; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Darby Campbell of Lisnaroe, labourer. -- Discharged.
Francis Costly of Clare, lime-burner, opposed by Mr. BIRNEY, on behalf of John Gray, detaining creditor.
Mr. Getty, agent to Sir Robert Bateson, sworn -- The insolvent's farm is held under Sir Robert; insolvent is tenant, and has always paid the rent; he was ejected four or five years ago; he got into possession again; witness agreed to allow insolvent to be reinstated for two years, at the request of Messrs. Scott & Lindsay; insolvent farms the land, lives on it, and pays the rent, although it is not returned in his schedule.
Robert Minnis sworn -- Lives in Moira; knows insolvent's farm; had a conversation with him about it in September last; offered him £20 an acre for it; said he would take £22 for it; would have taken it then, but insolvent wanted a quarry-hole measured into it; knows insolvent has a cart and a plough and a horse.
His LORDSHIP gave insolvent leave to amend his schedule, and insert the land and his chattels. John Gray, assignee, discharged.
Edward Mathews of Crossgar, labourer, opposed by Mr. STEPHENSON, on behalf of Mary Mathews.
James Mathews, son of insolvent, sworn -- His father signed a deed of his property to witness; he is now twenty-five years old; witness has the deed. [Ordered to hand it in. In the confusion of the moment, witness handed in the original lease, which caused a hearty laugh to the Court; he then handed in his own deed.] witness does not live with his father, but considers his father lives with him, in the same house his father formerly lived in; purchased his father's land and stock; has no trade, and never had.
Mr. STEPHENSON here asked his Lordship, had he power to impound the deed? His Lordship said he had not, but that Mr. Stephenson had power to impound the insolvent, and as the Court had two courses open, it was for Mr. Stephenson to say whether he should discharge the order for hearing, and appoint an assignee, or discharge the petition. Mr. S. said he thought it would be better to totally discharge the petition. -- Petition dismissed.
John Magill of Ardbrin, farmer; Mr. MURLAND opposed for James Fitzpatrick, and to have him appointed assignee.
James Owen, detaining creditor, sworn -- Insolvent told witness he had the rent lodged in Mr. Morrison's hands; there is a person in Court will give £160 for his title.
James Fitzpatrick sworn -- Went to Lord Downshire's office, and offered £150 for the land; his Lordship ordered that two persons should value the land, and the debts to be paid and overplus given to insolvent.
The COURT ordered the schedule to be amended, and an assignee to be appointed. -- Discharged.
Thomas Hogg of Raffery, farmer -- William Cunninghame, assignee. -- Discharged.
James Huddleston of Raffery, farmer -- Daniel M'Auley, assignee. -- Discharged.
John O'Hare of Finnis, labourer, opposed by Mr. MURLAND on the part of John Morgan, detaining creditor.
Peter Gilmore, sworn -- Is brother-in-law to O'Hare; got his land on 12th or 13th May for debt due him by insolvent; there are between three and four acres; he had no process against O'Hare; there were others who had decrees for him at the time; he got the land to save his own money; it was due to him for bail. John Morgan to get the deed and possession of the land on paying witness £9 12s., and to be appointed assignee. -- Discharged.
John M'Dowell of Aughanoon, weaver -- William M'Mullan, assignee. -- Discharged.
Thompson Morrow of Ballymacarn, weaver; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Patrick Mulholland of Grangecam, mason. -- Discharged.
John Burnside of Downpatrick, roper; no opposition. -- Discharged.
William Dick of Saintfield, publican -- J. Miller, assignee. -- Discharged.
James M'Clure of Newtownards, timber merchant; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Thomas Whoanell of Bangor, grocer and carowner -- A. M'Donnell, assignee. -- Discharged.
James Rogan of Druminess, labourer; opposed by Mr. WARNOCK on behalf of James O'Rourke.
David Gordon, sworn -- Had a decree against insolvent and his father; executed it about five weeks ago on insolvent's father; gave no directions to the bailiff to have James arrested; he was not put in for a length of time after his father; Hanlon, the bailiff who arrested the father, never asked payment of witness for putting insolvent into jail.
His LORDSHIP asked, was the bailiff in court? and had him called.
Michael Hanlon, sworn -- The last witness desired him to arrest insolvent, and went with him through the town to look for both; was paid for the arrest of the father, but not of the son; is not in the habit of putting people into jail without being paid for it.
To the COURT -- Is sure he was not paid by insolvent, nor any one else, for putting him in: insolvent went into jail to see his father, and witness had him arrested when he was in; often did so before; thinks it his duty to do so. No direct evidence being against insolvent, he was discharged.
Michael Carlin of Drumnaquoile, farmer; opposed by Mr. MURLAND, for Michael Morgan, who deposed that he knows insolvent has five acres of land and a good slated house; his wife lives on the land; he owes witness the price of a cow.
Insolvent swore he held no land in Drumnaquoile.
Morgan, recalled -- Insolvent's brother auctioned for the crop, and gave security into the office for the amount.
The order for hearing discharged, with liberty to insolvent to amend his schedule.
Robert Streney of Quartercormick, labourer; no opposition, -- Discharged.
Patrick Rogan of Drimaness, farmer; opposed by Mr. BROWN, for Edward Rea, and by Mr.Warnock for John M'Clean. -- The order for hearing discharged.
William Dunlop of Imdale, labourer; opposed by Peter Strain, who was appointed assignee. -- Discharged.
Edward Teer of Newcastle, publican; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Thomas M'Dowell of Raffery, farmer; no opposition. -- Discharged.
Patrick Killen of North Tyrella, farmer; no opposition. -- Discharged.
James M'Cracken of Slievenaboley, farmer; Wm. Herron, assignee. -- Discharged.
William Reid of Bangor, labourer; no opposition. -- Discharged.
William Sheerar of Newry, butcher; no opposition. -- Discharged.
James Lowry of Lisnaward, farmer; opposed by Mr. MURLAND, for John Scott, Mr. Cromey, and others, on the ground that he sets out in his schedule that he is a tenant-at-will, whereas he holds two acres, at 2s. 6d. per acre. Owing to Scott not having served notice of opposition two clear days, Sunday excepted, he could produce no witness against insolvent -- John Scott, assignee. -- Discharged.
John Henan of Ballyanghian, stone-cutter. -- Discharged.
John Maitland of Dromore, farmer. -- Discharged.
James Battersby of Dromore, butcher; no opposition. -- Discharged.
James Killen of Crossgar, publican, opposed by Mr. MORLAND.
Mr. FOIDE and Mr. BROWN appeared for several creditors.
Hugh Fennen, sworn -- Is a bailiff; is brother-in-law to insolvent; the decree was left in witness's house when he was from home; it was at the suit of John Croskery against insolvent and Mark Killen, senior, and Mark Killen, junior; insolvent and the other Killens came into witness's house on a Saturday; they were "back and forward" all day; some of them did not go home, but stopped all night in witness's house, and remained all day on Sunday and Monday; insolvent returned on Monday to witness's house; witness put the Killens in jail on Monday night; it was not the last night of going in for this commission, but it was near it; witness knows all the Killens right well.
The COMMISSIONER asked witness whether he was in the habit of letting persons go home against whom decrees were left with him, and what answer he would have given to Croskery, the plaintiff, if they had not come back to him after letting them go home; also, whether it was not his object to arrest them in the most comfortable way. Witness answered -- 'Deed it was. (a laugh.) Croskerey paid him 2s.; the Killens paid him nothing; witness is a civil bill bailiff; thinks the Killens were not against being arrested; the cow was not brought into his house by the Killens the same day; she was brought in a month before; none of the Killens complained of witness for arresting them ; he does not know who left the decree in his house; he had no previous communication with the Killens about the arrest; it is the ordinary way for papers to be left when he is from home.
John Croskery sworn -- Is no relative of the Killens; had their "We owe" six or eight weeks; will not swear the "We owe" was in his possession last July, for that is more than eight weeks ago; his son is witness to it, and proved it at Newtownards Sessions; does not know where it is.
Witness was himself present when the "We owe" was drawn; his son left it with Mr. Ladley.
His LORDSHIP hoped witness had a release in his pocket for the Killens, as he found it his duty to dismiss the petition.
Mark Killen, senior, of Umtanaglore, farmer, uncle to the former, was then called; but, from what transpired in the former case, the Court recommended him not to press his petition. He accordingly retired.
Mark Killen, junior, did not appear.
COUNTY OF DOWN ASSIZES
[FROM OUR OWN REPORTER.]
Downpatrick, Thursday, Feb. 23.
THE Court House was opened this day, about noon. The Clerk of the Peace having read the precept for holding her Majesty's Commission, the Grand Jury were empanelled before the High Sheriff, as follows: --
ROGER HALL, Esq., Foreman.
D. S. Kerr, Esq., M.P.
J. W. Maxwell, Esq.
James Blackwood, Esq.
Robert Gordon, Esq.
W. E. Reilly, Esq.
J. S. Crawford, Esq.
D. Ross, Esq., Bladensburg.
John T. Reilly, Esq.
Samuel D. Crommlin, Esq.
William Keown, Esq.
John Harrison, Esq.
T. J. Smith, Esq.
F. C. Beers, Esq.
Robert Herron, Esq.
T. G. Henry, Esq.
Richard Binney, Esq.
A. H. Bead, Esq.
D. C. Getty, Esq.
Andrew Cowan, Esq.
J. P. NUGENT, Esq., High Sheriff.
WILLIAM CALDBECK, Esq., Sub-Sheriff.
Immediately on the Grand Jury having been sworn in, the fiscal business of the county was entered upon. The late meeting in Downpatrick, to consider the present enormous amount of the county cess, had evidently stirred up an interest in the proceedings of the Jury which is seldom witnessed. The room was crowded by cess-payers, among whom where many of the most influential landed proprietors and farmers in Downshire.
Committees having been appointed to examine and report upon the several classes of accounts, and ten o'clock A.M., on Friday having been fixed upon for the consideration of matters appertaining to proposed new roads, the County Surveyors read the following
"TO THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF DOWN ASSEMBLED AT SPRING ASSIZES, 1843. 'I .
"Mr. FOREMAN AND GENTLEMEN, -- At Spring Assizes of last year, what is called Grand Jury Cess was brought up to the greatest height ever known in this county: the amount was upwards of £28,000. This sum included several heavy works, as well as £3,000 for paying damages on the new post road from Downpatrick to Newry. At the following Summer Assizes, the amount was reduced £4,000, the cess being £24,000. At the present Assizes, arrangements are made for a still further reduction of nearly £3,000, making the amount to be levied about £21,000.
At the last Summer Assizes, the Grand Jury expressed a very strong desire that the county cess should be kept within such limits so as not to press too heavily upon the farming interest. As your County Surveyor, I have conveyed those wishes of the Grand Jury to the Magistrates and Cess-payers, at the respective Baronial Road Sessions held for this county. I have now the satisfaction to report to the Grand Jury, that at each Road Sessions the Magistrates and Cess-payers expressed the greatest willingness to co-operate with the Grand Jury in their laudable endeavours to keep down the public taxation.
"The result of your recommendation has been the reduction of the county cess, and that to a very considerable amount.
"GENTLEMEN, -- Within the last few years much has been done -- and still much remains to be done -- in useful and judicious improvements In this county. Although it would be desirable to proceed with useful and approved public improvements, yet still, the present times, owing to the depressed state of the agricultural interests, are not such as to warrant any outlay of public money, except on working that are essentially necessary for keeping up the proper road communications of the county. There cannot be any doubt, but in thus curtailing the greater county works, many poor people will be thrown out of employment, and forced to take shelter in the workhouses. Yet, notwithstanding all this, which is a great evil, it must be borne, at least until such time as the agricultural interests of the county be in a more healthy and flourishing condition.
"At the present Assizes, there are but few works of magnitude to be brought before the Grand Jury for their consideration. The principal work is a further improvement on the great line of road from Ballynahinch to Belfast. The sum asked for lowering hills and filling hollows is £2,000. It is recommended that the expense should be levied by easy installments. In the meantime, the work can be proceeded with, as David Ker, Esq., M.P., has offered to advance the money for the completion of the line, and take the installments as they may become due.
"That very useful line from Ballynahinch to Killyleagh, by Crossgar, has already been presented, and an application is now to come before you to execute the work. The proprietor of the Redemon Estate, William S. Crawford, Esq., M.P., has given a very liberal sum towards carrying, the work into effect.
"At the Baronial Road Sessions for Lower Ards, an application was approved of for improving the post road from Belfast to Bangor. The improvement proposed consists of 583 perches of a new line, starting near the Cross-roads at Ballyleidy Demesne, passing through Bangor Bog, and entering the town of Bangor near the junction of the road called the 'Ash Lonan.'
"This deviation would shorten the distance about 121 perches, and would be a great improvement of the line. The expense of making is about £1,000. The landed proprietors of the neighbourhood propose to defray the greater part of the expense, and look for £261 to be Ievied off the county. It has been alleged that the Post road from Holywood to Bangor, instead of passing by Ballyleidy Demesne, as it now does, should have passed through or near the village of Crawfordsburn.
"Before that the road by Ballyleidy was made a post road the country should have been better examined.
"The line by Crawfordsburn, as it now stands, is shorter than the Ballyleidy line, but it is extremely hilly, and would require a considerable sum to reduce the hills, or make proper deviations, to bring the road to mail-coach level. On the subjects of these roads proper plans and sections, with the relative distances, will be laid before the Grand Jury, so as that they will have the means of instituting a comparison between the lines. Whatever conclusion the Grand Jury may come to in respect of these lines, the road through Crawfordsburn ought to be improved, as the present line is extremely hilly and inconvenient.
"The report upon the necessity of the current repairs of the baronial works shall be laid before you in the schedule of applications; and the report upon the payments of construction is, as usual, attached to the contractors' accounts.
"In reference to the progress of the larger works, I have to report to the Grand Jury the following:--
"THE NEW LONG BRIDGE AT BELFAST.
"The great nuisance formerly and justly complained of -- namely, the building of unsightly walls so as to interfere with the architectural appearance of the bridge -- has been got rid of, principally by the active and zealous co-operation of the Ballast Board of Belfast. The bridge is not yet entirely finished, but has been brought so far that, on the first of this month, it was thrown open to the public. The opening of this new bridge has afforded considerable relief to the baronies of Ards and Castlereagh, by relieving from toll a large number of the industrious farmers of this county.
"The road between Downpatrick and Belfast, by Crossgar and Saintfield, is proceeding with tolerable quickness. The lowering of some heavy hills, particularly Doran's rock, is both expensive and tedious in the execution. It is expected that the whole of the line between Crossgar and Saintfield shall be finished by the latter end of this season, and, when so finished, shall be of great importance, it being the principal communication between Downpatrick and Belfast.
"The post road from Downpatrick to Belfast, by Killyleagh, is being improved by lowering some hills on the line. In connexion with this, there has been built a new bridge at the Salt-Water Mill, which has cost the county about £300; but a sum beyond this has been laid out by John Waring Maxwell, Esq., in additional and very useful work connected with the Bridge.
"ROAD FROM CASTLEWELLAN TO BANBRIDGE.
"This road is in progress, and shall, most likely, be finished this season.
"ROAD FROM DOWNPATRICK TO NEWRY.
"So much of the line as lies between the town of Downpatrick and Ballydugan has already been presented. The work is being executed by a clever and experienced contractor, and there is every probability that this new road, when finished, shall do great credit to all parties, and give satisfaction to the Grand Jury, and county at large. -- I have the honour to be, Mr. Foreman and Gentleman, your very obedient servant,
"JOHN FRASER, County Surveyor.
"23d February, 1843."
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COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, DUBLIN. -- John Suffern jun. v. Mark Berry, jun. -- Mr. GIBSON opened the pleadings. In this case John Suffern, jun., of Belfast, was plaintiff, and Mark Berry of Moira, jun., defendant. It was an action of assumpsit, and the declaration contained two special counts -- the first of which stated that the defendant gave to the plaintiff a promissary note for the sum of £20, dated the 23d day of December, 1841, payable to the plaintiff, or his order, on the 23d day of April, 1842. The second count stated that the defendant, on the said 23d day of December, 1841, gave to the plaintiff another promissory note for £20, payable to the plaintiff on the to 23d day of August, 1842. The defendant pleaded the general issue first; and, secondly, as to the first and second counts, pleaded that he had given to the plaintiff a bond for £80, on the 4th day of May, 1842, for the payment of the two promissory notes of £20 each. Damages were laid at £100. Mr. M'Donnell, Q.C., stated the case. The plaintiff was a respectable attorney residing in Belfast, and the defendant was a farmer residing at Moira, in the county of Down, and carrying on business in the purchase and sale of coals. He was second cousin to the plaintiff...
CHATHAM, February 16. -- It having been determined on, by the Secretary-at-War, that a reduction shall take place in that portion of the ARMY, nearly sixty regiments of the infantry of the line are to be gradually reduced to their original establishment. An official order arrived in this garrison yesterday, from the Horse Guards, dated the 11th day of February, naming the following regiments that are to undergo the reduction. The following is a copy of the circular letter: -- "Horse Guards. -- It having been determined that a reduction shall take place in the infantry of the army, the following regiments are gradually to be reduced to 740 rank and file: -- 1st (1st and 2d battalions), 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 24th, 26th, 27th, 30th, 32d, 33d, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 41st, 43d, 44th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th, 52d, 53d, 54th, 56th, 59th, 60th (1st and 2d battalions), 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th, 70th, 72d, 73d, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 79th, 81st, 82d, 83d, 85th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 92d, and 93d. The service companies to be 540, and the depots to be 200 rank and file. The 19th, 90th, 95th, and 1st battalion Rifle Brigade, will remain as heretofore at 800, the service companies being 600, and the depots 20O rank and file. The 2d, 3d, 4th, 9th, 10th, to 13th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22d, 25th, 28th, 29th, 31st, 39th, 40th, 50th, 51st, 55th, 57th, 58th, 62d, 63d, 78th, 80th, 84th, 86th, 94th, 96th, 98th, 99th, are to remain at 1,000 rank and file. The 12th, 20th, 23d, 42d, 45th, 71st, 91st, 97th, and the 2d battalion of the Rifle Brigade, will remain at 1,200 rank and file. One hundred supernumeraries will however, be allowed to all regiments serving in India or China, and thirty to those serving in all other foreign stations, and the recruiting of those regiments will be regulated accordingly. The standard for the infantry of the line (with the exception of those regiments serving in India, China, and New South Wales) will be raised to five feet six inches and a half, for men not exceeding twenty-five years of age, and five foot six inches for growing lads under eighteen years of age. Regiments serving in India, China, and New South Wales, may take recruits at five foot six inches, but not under eighteen years of age. "J. M'DONALD, Adjutant-General."
A rumour prevails in military circles that Sir Robert Sale will be appointed to the vacant colonelcy of the 44th Regiment, but we have been unable to trace any foundation for such a report. -- United Service Gazette.
The total estimated amount to be provided for the army services the year, beginning on the 1st of April next, is £6,225,103. This amount, compared with that estimated for the year ending the 31st of March, shows a decrease of money, to be provided, of £139,323, this amount being £44,836 less than 1842-3 for the effective services, and £44,487 less than the present financial year for the non-effective services. The charge of the land forces, at home and abroad, for the ensuing year, is £4,601,708. From this sum is to be deducted the expenses of four regiments of cavalry and 23 of infantry, employed in the East Indies; and the expenses of the East India depots at Maidstone and Chatham. This charge, amounting to £909,200,. is defrayed by the East India Company. There is also a deduction of £78,181, being appropriations in aid. This leaves the sum of £3,619,327 to be provided for her Majesty's land forces at home and abroad, exclusive of India.
Assistant Commissary General Howe, long a resident in Quebec, terminated his exsistance at Halifax, lately, by blowing out his brains. Despondency at the dangerous illness of his brother is the cause assigned.
PORT OF BELFAST.
ARRIVED, February 22. -- Eagle, Weir, Newport, general cargo. -- 23. Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passenger's; Athlone (steamer), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Ruby, Rodgers, Larne, flour. -- 24. Fortune, Armstrong, Liverpool, salt; Zorgvliet Berghuys, Rotterdam, general cargo.
SAILED, February 22. -- Hibernia (steamer), Williams, Dublin, goods and passengers; Tartar (st.), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Mary, Davidson, Portrush, timber. -- 23. Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 24. Active, Kerr, Glasgow, oats.
DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.
For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies. on Saturday, at eleven o'clock morning.
A steamer sails for Dublin, to-morrow, at eight o'clock afternoon.
For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Friday.
A steamship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday at twelve o'clock noon.
For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, to-day, at ten o'clock morning.
For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, Columbia, Judkins, on 4th March.
For Batavia and Singapore, from Liverpool, the Royal Sovereign, calling at Lisbon, Madeira, Rio, and the Cape, on 14th March.
A first-class steamer is about to ply regularly between Liverpool, Preston, and this port.
At Cove on the 23d instant, the Wellington, of Belfast, from Charleston to Liverpool; on the 18th January lost her rudder in a gale, and became unmanageable; crew all well.
At Flickery, Norway, 9th instant, the Earl of Durham, of Belfast, Martin, from Riga to Derry.
At Falmouth 19th instant, the Dolphin, Humphreys, from this port to Honfleur.
From Longhope, Orkney, for this port, 12th instant the Cornelius, Small, and Earl of Aberdeen.
From Dartmouth, 20th instant, the Cordelia, of Belfast, Hamilton, from Catania for this port.
From this port for Charleston, S.C., 23d instant, the Conservative, of Belfast, Carey, with a general cargo.
From the Clyde for Calcutta, 18th instant, the John Bull, of Belfast, Gardner.
At Liverpool for St. John, the Prudence, of Derry, Barron.
The Enterprise, of this port, at Gibraltar, 4th instant, with loss of bulwarks, &c.
The Duke of Wellington, from Waterford, capsized and sank, in deep water, off Penzance, Cornwall, on Friday, se'nnight; crew drowned.
PENZANCE, February 19. -- The Whisper, from Falmouth to Swansea, Struck, south of the Boison, yesterday, and sank; crew saved.
HULL, February 21. -- The Traveller, Downie, from Hartlepool to London, was wrecked on the Gunfleet Sand, 18th instant; crew saved, after being thirty-six hours in the rigging, and landed here.
THE BANNER OF ULSTER.
Printed and Published every TUESDAY and FRIDAY Morning, by GEORGE TROUP, at the Office, 3, Donegall Street Place.
Belfast, Tuesday, February 28, 1843.
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