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The Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 4 April, 1843

Marriages

On the 24th ult., by the Rev. J. P. Dickey, of Carnone, Mr. WILLIAM HENDERSON, of Greenlees to MARY, only daughter of Mr. Richard Russell of Cloughgore.

On the 3d inst., at the residence of Malcolm M'Neill, Esq., Corran-house, Larne, by the Rev. Classon Porter, Unitarian Minister, R. MONTGOMERY, Esq., Mexican merchant, to Miss JANE M'NEILL.

Deaths

On Saturday the 1st inst., of fever, Mr. JOHN HUGHES, Talbot Street, merchant, aged sixty-six years.

On Wednesday the 29th ult., at the house of his father, in Earl Street, Mr. EDWARD RING, aged twenty, sincerely and most deservedly regretted.

At Ballybrake, on Friday the 24th ult., Mr. JOHN BOYD, in the forty-first year of his age.

On Monday the 21st ult., at the Corran, near Larne, Mrs. MAGEE, aged sixty-eight.

On the 26th. ult. in Kilmorey Street, Newry, in the seventieth year of his age, Mr. OWEN TEGART.

On the 23d ult., in North Street, Newry, after a lingering illness, SARAH, wife of Mr. Edward Reilly, in her thirty-third year.

Clippings

Domestic Intelligence

Ireland.

IRISH ESTIMATES. -- The following is a list of the Irish estimates, which have, for the first time this session, been made up indiscriminately among the general miscellaneous estimates for the United Kingdom :-- Public Works, £25,376; Kingstown Harbour, £10,000; Salaries for the Officers and Attendants of the Household of the Lord Lieutenant, £6,464; Salaries and expenses of the Chief Secretary's Office in Dublin and London, and the Privy Council Office in Ireland, £21,376; Civil Services in Ireland, £4,937; Salaries Commissioners Public Works, £2,400; Printing and Binding for Public Departments, £11,195; Criminal Prosecutions, Ireland, £61,449; Police of Dublin, £31,400; Cost of converting Smithfield Penitentiary into a Convict Depot, and for repairs in Constabulary Barrack in Dublin, £5,596; Grant for Education, £50,000; Maynooth, £8,928; Royal Irish Academy, £300; Royal Hibernian Academy, £300; Royal Dublin Society, £5,600; Belfast Institution, £1,950; Foundling Hospital, Dublin, £7,597; House of Industry, Four Hospitals, and the Dispensary attached, £13,973; Female Orphan House, Dublin, £1,000; Lock Hospital, £2,500; Lying-in Hospital, Dublin, £1,000; Stevens's Hospital, £1,500; Fever Hospital, Cork Street, £3,000; Hospital for Incurables, £500; Commissioners Charitable Donations, £700; Non-conforming, Seceding, and Protestant Dissenting Ministers in Ireland, £35,630; Concordatum Fund in Ireland, £7,475; Townland Survey in Ireland, £5,000; Shannon Navigation, £3,421; Proclamations in Ireland, and Printing executed by Queen's Printer, £4,950.

Lord Doneraile has made an abatement of twenty per cent. in the rental of his tenantry.

THE MAGISTRACY. -- His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint John Boyle Kernan, Esq., a Stipendiary Magistrate for the county of Sligo, in the room of Nicholas Kelly, Esq., removed to Waterford. Thomas Brereton, Esq., has taken charge of the Borrisokane district as Stipendiary Magistrate, and R. C. Bayly, Esq., has been appointed High Constable of that barony, in the room of Mr. Brereton. Mr. Shaw, S.M., has arrived at Fethard, county Tipperary, to take charge of that district, in the room of Mr. Croker, who retires.

MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE. -- On the 27th inst., at the Catholic Church of New Ross, by the Rev. Wm. Brenan, and afterwards at the Protestant Church, by the Rev. J. Corbett, the Hon. John Charles Dundas, M.P., only brother to the Earl of Zetland, to Margaret Matilda, eldest daughter of James Talbot, of Maryville, County Wexford, Esq.

At the annual meeting of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway Company, on Saturday week, the number of passenger's booked at all the stations during the past year was stated to be 1,368,633. Gross income, £42,401. Profits of working the Railway for the year, £21,801. A dividend of five per cent. was agreed to.

Since the dismissal of the late billet-master of Cork, by the new corporation, Government have ordered that the constabulary of the city shall in future provide for her Majesty's troops on billet.

IRISH MANUFACTURE -- TOTAL WITHDRAWAL OF THE MANUFACTURE OF MAIL COACHES IN IRELAND. -- For the last two or three days a rumour has been prevalent through the city which has created considerable sensation. It was generally stated that Mr. Purcell had lost the contract, which he held for years, for building and supplying the mail coaches in Ireland, and that a Scotch firm had been enabled to purchase up, for most insignificant sums, large numbers of stage and mail coaches, in consequence of the spread of railways in England and Scotland, which had thrown them idle on the hands of their owners; and, being thus provided with some hundreds of ready-made coaches, obtained at a most trifling cost, they had underbid Mr. Purcell and the Messrs. Bourne. We have since caused inquiries to be made, and have of reluctantly to state that this painful report is founded in truth. We have ascertained that Mr. Purcell has as positively lost the contract, and that Mr. Croal, a Scotch gentleman, is the successful competitor. We are enabled also to state that the contract takes effect from May, and has been made for five years. Mr. Croal has no factory in this country, and will, of course, import his coaches from Edinburgh and London. -- Dublin Mercantile Advertiser.

A WINDFALL FOR THE PRIESTS. -- It appears from a notice in the Gazette that their reverences have recently netted a pretty considerable sum by the death of one of the faithful. The late Richard Ennis of Christ Church Place has bequeathed no less a sum than one thousand nine hundred and fifty pounds, to twelve priests and two nuns, for the furtherance of Popery. There is no mention made of the amount left for masses to ensure repose to his soul; but, judging from the haul noticed above, it must have been in "pretty considerably" heavy. -- Dublin Statesman.

IRISH BANKRUPT. -- George Maquay of Enniscorthy, in the county of Wexford, shopkeeper, and dealer in cotton goods; to surrender on the 7th of April and on the 9th of May.

ILLICIT DISTILLATION. -- On Friday the 23d ultimo Lieutenant Hill and a party under his command proceeded to the parish of Errigle Trough, county of Monaghan, near Aughnacloy, and seized two stills at full work, 420 gallons of potale, and arrested nine persons in the still-house. About a quarter of a mile farther, in the direction of Emyvale, they found another still-house (the still on the hearth), and twenty vessels of potale, containing 600 gallons, and about forty gallons of singlings, all of which they destroyed. About six o'clock on Thursday morning, Mr. Hill and his men brought the prisoners into Aughnacloy, when he proceeded to search the house of Owen M'Kenna, a publican, where he found thirty gallons of illicit spirits, and M'Kenna, being found conveying a quantity of same, was arrested, who, being convicted before Mr. Moore, J.P., in the mitigated penalty of £6, paid the fine. Mr. Hill seized thirty-two gallons of overstock there also. The men arrested being all of the far-famed M'Kennas of Trough, there was a great gathering of the clan in the town, who manifested an inclanation to attack the police. About 800 men followed them out of the town; but, by the judicious management of Mr. Hill, there was not the slightest breach of the peace. On the 24th ultimo, there were seventeen revenue prisoners in Monaghan jail. -- Fermanagh Reporter.

A V£TERAN. -- John Cannon, pensioner of the 35th Regiment, now residing in the townland of Caddy, parish of Magheracoolmony, barony of Lurg, county Fermanagh, was born in the year 1739, and is now aged 104 years! He enlisted in the year 1758, served in the American war in the 17th Foot, under Sir Ralph Abercromby. He volunteered into the 35th, was pensioned in the year 1802. Notwithstanding his service in foreign countries, his constitution never suffered a shock, for, at the present time, he has the blessing of all natural faculties, and hears. and sees as well as when he entered the army. -- Fermanagh Reporter.

COAST GUARD. -- APPOINTMENTS. -- Lieutenant Chas. Seaver to command the Wells station, Norfolk. Lieutenant George Thomas Smith is appointed, but his station is not named. REMOVALS. -- Lieutenant J. H. Bellairs, from Ballymoney, Dublin, to Blackhead, Belfast; Mr. William Curteis from Kilmichael, Dublin, to Kilkearm, Galway; Mr. James Stirling from Ballygrass, Westport, to Achilbeg, Westport; Mr. James D'Alton from Lachen, Sligo, to Ballycastle, Sligo; Lieutenant A. M. Shairp from Sheephaven, Derry, to Portrush, Coleraine; Mr. Turner, Mate, R.N., from Port Ballintrae to Coleraine.

It is rumoured that Lord Stuart de Decies has resigned the Lord Lieutenancy of this county, in consequence of his not being consulted in the appointment of the new borough magistrates. -- Waterford Chronicle.

HIBERNIAN SCHOOL. -- At a meeting of the committee of Governors of the Royal Hibernian School, for the education of soldiers' children, on Tuesday, Lieutenant-Colonel Colomb, of the half-pay, unattached, was elected Commandant of the school, in the room of Colonel Mansel, retired.

MILITARY MOVEMENTS. -- The following movements will immediately take place:-- 6th Dragoon Guards from Glasgow to Edinburgh; 6th Dragoons from Edinburgh to Leeds; 12th Lancers from Ireland to Glasgow; 24th Foot from Devonport to Glasgow; 53d Foot from Edinburgh to Dublin; 66th Foot from Glasgow to Edinburgh; 61st Foot from Bowness to Belfast.

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Casualties, Offences, &c.

AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH OF JOSEPH NAGLE, ESQ. -- On Tuesday last the above gentleman was on the race-course, in all the health and vigour of meridian life, and left it in the evening in perfect health; but, ere reaching his residence at Rosemount, he breathed his last beside his servant in the gig. We have heard that his death resulted from the rupture of a blood vessel in coughing; another report states that apoplexy was the cause. -- Westmeath Guardian.

A frightful explosion took place on Wednesday at Digbeth, near Birmingham, in the house of a percussion powder maker, named Capella. One boy was blown to pieces, and another much injured.

On Wednesday last, fire men employed in a colliery near to Bilson were accidentally thrown down a pit, and killed.

MELANCHOLY DEATH OF MISS ISABELLA GRANVILLE. -- This young lady, whose parents have been residing for the last nine months at 35, Bedford Square, Brighton, met her death on Monday afternoon under the following painful circumstances:-- She was taking an airing on horseback with the daughter's of Lady Poore, on the Dyke Road, when her horse took fright and galloped away at the top of his speed. Miss Granville, in her fright, extricated herself from the saddle and threw herself off; she came with fearful violence to the ground, pitching upon her head. She was taken home in a state of insensibility, from which she never recovered, and died the same evening about ten o'clock. She was a fine handsome young lady, only nineteen years of age, and her parents are inconsolable at her premature death. -- London paper.

An Irish labourer, on Saturday morning, in London, committed a violent assault on his wife, with intent to murder her, or to do her some grievous bodily harm.

MARYLEBONE POLICE OFFICE. -- A JUVENILE ASSASSIN. -- On Tuesday, a boy named William Miller, only ten years of age, whose father is a shoemaker, residing in Mansfield Street, Kentish Town, was brought up in custody and placed at the bar, before Mr. Rawlinson, charged with having caused the death of Samuel Hunt Baker, aged fifteen, by stabbing him with a knife. William Maynard, examined -- I live at No. 5, Crown Place, Kentish Town. On Friday last, between twelve and one o'clock, I and some more boys, including the deceased, were sitting under a walnut tree opposite Mansfield Place, when the prisoner came over the fence, and, addressing himself to deceased, said, "Did, I sell a hap'orth of milk on the bridge?" The reply made was, "Yes, you did." The prisoner then called him (deceased) a liar, at the same time saying, "Because you are a thief yourself, you think everybody else is one." Deceased then jumped up and struck the prisoner upon the head. The blow was returned, and deceased again hit the prisoner, who then grated his teeth, and said, "I don't care a ----- if I stick you." He held in his hand a knife, which he raised and aimed at the deceased, who turned round at the moment, in order to escape injury, if possible, but he received a stab in the neck. I and others who were with him then helped him along, and he received assistance at the hands of a surgeon. Thomas Baker, father of the deceased, was called, and he deposed to his son having died on the same morning from the wound he had received. The prisoner was remanded till Monday for further examination.

MURDER OF A WIFE BY HER HUSBAND. -- An inquest was recently held at the White Horse Inn, East Bridge, Colchester, to inquire into the circumstances of the death of Charlotte Gibbons, the victim of the most brutal treatment on the part of her husband. Deceased was twenty-seven year's of age, and had for some time been separated from her husband, who is a hairdresser, residing on North Hill. Mary Scott, the sister of the deceased, deposed -- Deceased had been married six years, but never lived comfortably with her husband; they had been twice separated; had not lived together since last July; since that time deceased resided with me. On the 28th of February, about six in the evening, her husband came to my house; his wife had gone out. He took his child upon his knee, and told it he had seen its mother; he was drunk at the time, and said he had been to Tollesbury; he shortly after left, saying he was going to the Goat and Boot to a party. About seven, deceased came in without her bonnet and shawl, greatly exhausted; she was very ill, and begged for some vinegar; she said she had met her husband on East Hill; that he had pulled her out of the house, and then knocked her about the head with his fists, kicking her in the most brutal manner, and that when she begged for her life on East Bridge, he threatened to throw her into the river. On Thursday, she made a great effort, and went to the Mayor's to complain of her husband's ill-treatment; on her return, she went to bed, and never left the house afterwards. The Jury returned a verdict of "Wilful murder" against the husband, George Gibbons, who was accordingly committed to take his trial on the capital charge.

On Thursday a man employed in the Town of Wexford steamer, named Thomas Pendar, was committed to prison on a charge of manslaughter alleged to have taken place five years back. It appears that, after a pugilistic recontre at the period mentioned, his antagonist came by his death by the punishment he received from the "foresaid individual.

APPREHENSION OF CHARLES HERRICKS. -- On Tuesday, Charles Herricks, charged with having absconded, taking with him £325 7s. 2d., from Abbey Street, Dublin, was brought before the magistrates of Birmingham, by police-sergeant Ryder, at whose request he was remanded till further information is received from Dublin. The prisoner was accompanied by his wife and four children. On searching the prisoner, there was found, tied up in a handkerchief and girt round his loins, 274 sovereigns and 25 half-sovereigns and other moneys, in all £307 17s. 2d. He has, since been committed in Dublin.

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CHILD BURNED TO DEATH. -- A melancholy case of death, from the lamentably frequent accident of clothing taking fire, occurred in the Falls on Friday last. On the previous Wednesday, a woman named M'Aleer, with that want of caution in mothers which is, in almost every instance, the sole cause of such frightful occurrences, went out for the purpose of attending to her cow, leaving a fine infant, sixteen months old, in charge of another child, five years of age. Not many minutes elapsed before the screams of the latter caused her to return with all haste; and, on crossing the threshold, the horrid spectacle of her infant's clothing in a blaze met her eyes! It is almost unnecessary to add the usual termination of such accidents -- that the poor little creature was so dreadfully burned as to preclude all hope of recovery. Death put a period to its agonies on Friday.

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BELFAST UNION. -- List of Guardians for the ensuing year:-- Ex-officio Guardians -- John Rowan, Esq., Merville, Wm. Cairns, Esq., Cultra, John M'Neile, Esq., Parkmount, Richard B. Blakiston, Esq., Orangefield, Vice-Chairman; Robert J. Tennent, Esq., Belfast, Robert Thompson, Esq., Jennymount, and Robert F. Gordon, Esq., Belfast. Dock Ward -- Valentine Whitla, Esq., William Stevenson, Esq. St. Anne's Ward -- John Lindsay, Esq., Patrick M'Auley, Esq. Smithfield Ward -- James M'Conkey, Esq., William M'Gee, Esq. St. George's and Cromac Ward West -- H. Murney, Esq., John Clarke, Esq., Deputy Vice-Chairman. Country Ward -- Robert Lepper, Esq., John Knox, Esq. Greencastle -- John F. Ferguson, Esq., Belfast. Ballygomartin -- Samuel Nelson, Esq., Belfast. Ballymurphy -- J. S. M'Cance, Esq. Whitehouse -- John Cunningham, junior, Esq., Belfast. Carnmoney -- Alexander H. Haliday, Esq., Chairman, Clifden. Ballysillan -- Joseph Bigger, Esq., Belfast. Ballymacarrett -- E. H. Clarke, Esq., John Wightman, Esq. Castlereagh -- Robert M'Connell, Esq., Castlereagh, Dundonald -- None. Holywood -- H. Stewart, Esq., Holywood. Ballyhackamore -- James Davison, Esq. The elected Guardians take office on Tuesday next.

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FRAUD ON TOE ULSTER RAILWAY COMPANY. -- On Saturday last, while one of the trains was about to start from the Lurgan station, some of the Company's officers there detected a fellow named Henry Kilkenny in the act of offering for sale, at a reduced rate, a passenger ticket for a seat in a second class carriage to Belfast. Suspicion being thus excited, he was immediately arrested by Mr. Leonard, the conductor; but, on being searched, no second ticket could be discovered upon him. It was deemed prudent, however, to bring him on to town, in order that the fraud might be further sifted, as it was presumed, from the prisoner's having very frequently been observed loitering about the stations, and travelling by the trains, without any apparent object, that he had been practising the trick for some time past, and with considerable profit to himself. On being given into the custody of the police here, Mr. Lindsay, chief constable of the local force, directed two officers immediately to search Kilkenny's house, in Round Entry. His wife no sooner saw the constables enter, than she went into a yard in the rear, and was observed to fling a bundle, tied up in a handkerchief, over a wall, into an adjoining yard, where one of the officers picked it up, and found it to consist of a large number of sheets of railway tickets, and among them the sheet from which the identical ticket found on the prisoner had been cut. The woman was consequently also removed in custody. The case was fully investigated at the Police Office yesterday; and the male prisoner was committed for trial at the next Sessions. It appears that the tickets had been pilfered from a printing-office, by a son of the prisoner, who was employed there in some capacity.

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IMPORTANT TO FARMERS. -- APPROVED MANURES. -- At this season, it is of the utmost importance that the farmer should turn his attention to the selection of the most approved fertilizers; to secure which, he should not for a moment hesitate about expense, where he can rely upon the higher priced manure yielding a greater return than the cheaper. The improving agriculturists in this district have facilities presented to them, this Spring, for supplying themselves with the most advantageous fertilizers, which they never before enjoyed. Instead of being under the necessity of importing guano, they can now buy that richest of manures at a low price in Belfast -- where also bone manure and nitrate of soda (each so efficient when applied to turnip cultivation and grass lands respectively) are procurable upon moderate terms. We may also state another fact -- at once interesting to our farmers and creditable to the enterprise of the manufacturers of the article -- that two gentlemen of Belfast, Mr. J. Cuddy of Church Lane and Mr. J. M'Adam of Donegall Street, have commenced the preparation of gypsum manure, now so highly prized in England as a top-dressing for clover and other green crops -- for fixing the ammonia of liquid manure in tanks, &c. It will be seen from an advertisement elsewhere, that Mr. Edward Walkington of Rosemary Street offers guano, nitrate of soda, &c., at reasonable prices.

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Local Intelligence

BALLYMENA.

POOR-LAW UNION. -- At a meeting of the Board of guardians of the abore Union, held last week in the Court-house, Ballymena, George Joy, Esq., Galgorm Castle, was re-eleeted chairman, Thomas Casement, Ballee-house, vice-chairman, and John Raphnel of Galgorm, Esq., deputy vice-chairman, for the ensuing year.

DROMORE.

ACCIDENTAL DROWNING. -- On Saturday se'ennight, the body of a man named Ezekiel Kennedy, a workman in the employment of Messrs. M'Murray, bleachers, and a relative of their foreman, was found in the "race" at their bleach-works. An inquest was held, on Sunday, before George Tyrrell, Esq., M.D., Coroner for Down, and, after the examination of several witnesses, a verdict of "Accidentally drowned" was returned.

GARVAGH.

On the evening of the 18th ultimo, it being the birthday of the Right Hon. Lord Garvagh, nearly thirty of the most respectable inhabitants of Garvagh and its vicinity sat down to a substantial dinner in the Garvagh Arms Hotel, in order to commemorate the near approach of his Lordship's majority. The chair was ably filled by Dr. Dougherty, who was unanimously chosen to preside upon the occasion; James Wilson, Esq., Whitefalls, acted as croupier.

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Shipping Intelligence

PORT OF BELFAST.

ARRIVED, March 29. -- Pelican, Saunders, Liverpool, salt. -- 30. Tartar (st.), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Prince of Wales (st.), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Athlone (st.), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Newcastle (st), Burton, Carlisle, goods and passengers.

SAILED, March 29. -- Catherine and Mary, Owens, Dunkirk, yarn; Lark, Robinson, Glasgow, oats; St. Lawrence, Carson, Malahide, timber; John and Samuel, Lawson, Donaghadee, brick; Birmingham (st.), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers; Aurora (st.), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 30. Auchintorlie, M'Alpine, Glasgow, bones; Royal Victoria, M'Ferran, Honfleur, yarn; Newcastle (st.), Burton, Carlisle, goods and passengers; Reindeer (st.), Hesd, Liverpool, goods and passengers.

DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.

For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, on Saturday, at two o'clock afternoon.

A steamer sails for Dublin, to-morrow, at twelve o'clock noon.

For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, tomorrow, at ten o'clock evening.

A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at five o'clock evening.

For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, tomorrow, at eleven o'clock morning.

For Stranraer, the Maid of Galloway, Haswell, on Tuesday, April 11, at seven o'clock, morning.

For Fleetwood, the Prince of Wales, M'Neilage, on Friday, at five o'clock evening.

For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, to-day, at nine o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, at one o'clock afternoon.

For Liverpool from Portrush, the Coleraine, Johnstone, on Thursday.

For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, the Britannia, Hewitt, this day.

ARRIVALS INWARDS.

At this port from Liverpool, on Thursday, the Independence, of Belfast, M'Cappin, with a cargo of salt. This fine vessel will embark emigrants for Quebec.

At Waterford, 26th ultimo, the Enterprise, of Belfast, Robb, from Gibraltar to Whitehaven.

At Kingstown, 27th ultimo, the Larne, of Belfast, Davies, from Monte Video to Liverpool.

Put into Holyhead, 26th ultimo, the Æolus, of Belfast, Henry, from Charlestown to Liverpool.

At the Pentland Frith, 16th ultimo, the Aurora, Matheson, from Arendahl (Norway) to this port.

Put into the Cove of Cork, 25th ultimo, the Freedom, Brough, from Palermo to this port.

SAILINGS OUTWARDS.

From Falmouth for the West Indies, 3d instant calling at Corunna and Madeira, the Solway, Royal West India mail steamer.

From Deal, 27th ultimo, the Cumberland Lass, of Belfast, from London to the Dardanelles.

SAILINGS INWARDS.

Put into Tobermory, 22d ultimo, the Harmony, Finlayson, from Wick for this port.

SPOKEN.

The New Zealand, of Newry, Bannerman, from Liverpool to Savannah, 28th ultimo, in lat. 37., long 41.

The G. Samres, Schwer, from Alicante for Belfast, by the Nodstar, which passed Deal on the 27th ultimo.

LOADING.

At Liverpool for Cronstadt, the John Cunningham, of Belfast, Bailie.

CLEARED.

At London for Marseilles, 28th ultimo, the Chamcook, of Belfast, Poag.

At Liverpool for Mobile, 28th ultimo the Margaret Johnson, of Belfast, Groom.

CASUALTIES.

VESSEL BURNED AT SEA. -- The schooner Jemima, of Glasgow, Captain Thompson, bound from Liverpool to Tampico, took fire on the 22d ultimo, in a gale, about 60 leagues from Madeira. The crew had barely time to shove off the boat, and clear the burning wreck, when an explosion blew away the after part of the deck. The crew -- who saved nothing except the clothes on their backs -- were picked up, after twenty-four hours exposure without food or water, and landed at Madeira. The Jemima was the vessel which, it will be in the recollection of our readers, was unaccountably abandoned in Belfast Lough, on the 4th Feb., while, riding at anchor, and afterwards towed up to the quays by a steam-tug -- an occurrence which was the subject of considerable "chaff" among our "nauticals" at the time.

Captain M'Dougall, of the sloop George, arrived in the Clyde, reports having, on the 15th ultimo, about nine o'clock A.M., seen a smack, of about forty to sixty tons burthen, going down, with all hands, near the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse -- blowing hard at the time, could render no assistance. She had a barked squaresail set, and all the rest of the sails white.

BOWMORE, ISLAY, March 23. -- The Toward Castle (st.), in entering Port-Ellen, yesterday, struck on a sunken rock, and has discharged her cargo; she is expected off without much damage.

FALMOUTH, March 27. -- The Helena (450 tons), Koster, from Memel to Bristol, was totally wrecked, last night, on the Manacles; crew drowned.

PARIS, March 25. -- Two British vessels, and one American, were seen to sink, January 12, off Grand Magne, and reported to have been in that state two months by the Adelina, arrived at Quiberon.

MARSEILLES, March 22. -- The Eliza, Blois, from Rochelle for this port, was wrecked on the coast of Perpignan in a gale, 5th instant; seven of the crew drowned; two were saved in the boat, and picked up two days after near Majorca, by the English brig Arabella.

A French ship was wrecked off Exmouth on Tuesday, and all hands perished.

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NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- The Seven Stones Light Vessel has parted her moorings, and is now riding four miles N. by three W. from Round Island.

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The Army.

The first division of the 54th Regiment marched yesterday morning en route to Dublin, and will, on their arrival, occupy Richmond Barracks. The second division; leaves to-morrow, and the head-quarters probably on Friday. The 53d Regiment, which was originally intended to replace the 54th in this garrison, is now ordered to Dublin, and in their stead the 61st, from Bowness, Cumberland, will come to Belfast. The first division will arrive here from Dublin in the latter part of the week, most likely on Friday. The first division of the 12th Lancers arrived here yesterday from Dundalk, for embarkation for Glasgow.

Navy.

PLYMOUTH, March 27. -- The Rhadamanthus (st.) arrived here this morning from Portsmouth, to take the master attendant and a party of riggers from this dockyard to Pembroke, whence they will navigate the new steam-yacht, the Victoria and Albert, to London, to have her engines, &c., fitted. The Hecla (st.) also arrived this morning from Portsmouth, on her way to Malta, with Rear-Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis, Bart., on board, who is appointed Superintendent of Malta dock-yard.

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THE BANNER OF ULSTER.

Printed and Published every TUESDAY and FRIDAY Morning, by GEORGE TROUP, at the Office, 3, Donegall Street Place.

Belfast, Tuesday, April 4, 1843.

 

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Banner of Ulster - Friday, 14 April, 1843

Births

April 5, in London, the Viscountess BERNARD, of a daughter,

Marriages

On the 7th instant, by the Rev. P. Whiteside, Mr. WM. GARDNER, to ELIZABETH ANN, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Jamison, Legacurry.

On the 8th instant, by the Rey. Alexander Orr, Ballyhemlin, Mr. ROBERT WILSON, Ballyhalbert, to Miss ISABELLA M'CORMICK, Ballyeasborough.

On the 25th ultimo, in St. Mary's Church, Cheltenham, by the Rev. Mr. Hawkins, Mr. W. J. MENERE of Dundalk, to MATILDA FRANCES, eldest daughter of Mr. H. Mend, Cheltenham.

April 6, WM. J. HAMILTON, Esq., 99th Regiment, Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Lord Downes, K.C.B., commanding Limerick district, and eldest son of the late Major-General Hamilton, C.B., to HARRIET, fourth daughter of Captain Peter Fisher, R.N., Superintendent of her Majesty's Dockyard, Sheerness.

April 6, at Cheltenham, JOHN B. IRVING, Esq. of Irving Tower, Jamnica, only son of the late J. B. Irving, Esq., to DIANA CHARLOTTE, third daughter of the late Jonathan Williamson, Esq. of Lakelands, county Dublin.

On the 3d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Irwin of Largy, Mr. GEORGE GIVEN, Architect, to ELIZABETH, second daughter of Mr. William Given, both of Newtownlimavady.

On the 5th ult., at the Palace Chapel, Valetta, Malta, by the Lord Bishop of Gibraltar, Lieut. SHARPE, R.N., of her Majesty's ship Howe, eldest son of the late Benjamin Sharpe, Esq., of London, Banker, to MARIANNE FANNY, eldest daughter of the Rev. E. Montagu, of Swaffham, Norfolk.

Deaths

On the 8th instant, Miss SIMMS of Holywood.

Suddenly, on Sunday morning, the Rev. JOHN C. WALKER, Chaplain of St. John's, Kilwarlin, parish of Hillsborough.

On Thursday last, in the thirtieth year of her age, ELIZA, wife of Mr. Millen Stewart, 22, Church Lane. Her remains will be removed, for interment at Drumbo, tomorrow (Saturday) morning, at eight o'clock.

A few days since, of apoplexy, the Rev. Mr. WHITESIDE, Presbyterian Minister, Coleraine.

On the 23d March, Mr. SAMUEL LEWERS of Creeveyargan, in the Seventieth year of his age -- for thirty-six years precentor in the First Presbyterian congregation of Skilmore.

On Friday, the 31st March, Mr. JAMES M'CUTCHEON of Ballywoolen, in the eighty-fourth year of his age.

At Bruges, on the 27th of March, after a short illness, ELIZA, relict of the late Francis Whyte, Esq, of Red Hills, county Cavan, most sincerly and deservedly lamented.

April 2, at the Carrigans, near Dundalk, PETER DE MONTESQUIEU CALLAN, Esq., at the advanced age of one hundred and five years.

In Dublin, on the 24th ultimo, JAMES MACPHERSON, piper at Drummond Castle on the occasion of her Majesty's late visit to Scotland.

At Cove, in her nineteenth year, JULIA, eldest daughter of the late Dr. Sweeny, Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals.

On Tuesday se'ennight, at the residence of his brotber-in-law, William Irvine, Rathfad, JOHN THOMPSON, Esq, formerly of Strabane.

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Domestic Intelligence.

Ireland.

TnE MAGISTRACY. -- Morgan John O'Connell, Esq., M.P., was on Thursday sworn in as a Deputy Lieutenant for County Kerry. William T. Crosbie, Esq., was sworn in on Tuesday week. On Thursday Sir Benjamin Morris, D.L., was sworn in as a mngistrate for the borough of Waterford. The Lord Chancellor has appointed Captain R. J. Hanley of Ballycomin to the Commission of the Peace for Roscommon.

DEPARTURE OF LORD DE GREY. -- We are told by the Mail that the Lord Lieutenant and the Countess de Grey have abandoned their intention of proceeding to the South, and that they purpose starting the week after next for a six weeks' visit to England. We have heard that his Excelleney, instead of remaining in England, intends to revisit the German baths, and that circumstnnces have occured which render his return to Ireland as Viceroy very doubtful. -- Dublin Evening Post.

The Earl of Erne's name was attached to the memorial against the withdrawl of the mail-coach contract from Ireland.

EASTER TERM. -- In consequence of the 15th of April falling this year on Easter Saturday, that day, Monday, and Tuesday, will be dies non, pursuant to the Act of Parliament. Three days are, however, added to the end of the term. The Courts, therefore, will not sit until Wednesday the 19th instant. Several public offices about the Courts, therefore, will bo closed on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Three poor-rate collectors have resigned successively in the Lismore Union, as the people only burn the notices and summonses.

CHIEF JUSTICE PENNEFATHER. -- The Chief Justice is seriously ill, and there are rumours of his resignation.

Mr. Justice Jackson proceeded to the city marshalsea, Cork where he liberated the only four poor debtors who remained after the insolvent commission, by discharging their liabilities out of his own purse.

EMIGRATION. -- Youghal, March 30. -- The spirit for emigrating to our colonies from here is by no means so predominant this season as in former ones; one or two vessels intended for Quebec have been withdrawn, and the others, it is expected, will by no means have their full complement of passengers.

BANK OF IRELAND. -- A general court of proprietors was held on Monday, at the Bank of Ireland, pursuant to the terms of the charter, for the purpose of electing a governor and deputy-governor for the ensuing year. Richard Cane, Esq., and Thomas Crosthwaite, Esq., who served the offices of governor and deputy-governor, respectively, during the past year, were re-elected. The following gentlemen have been elected directors for the ensuing year, 1843 :-- George Frederick Brooke, John Barlow, John Barton, James Chambers, William Chaigneau Colvill, George Carr, Isaac Mathew D'Olier, Nathaniel Hone, Hans Blackwood Hamilton, James Jameson, Thomas Laffan Kelly, Wm. Peter Lunall, Robert Law, Henry Roe, and Thomas Wilson, Esqrs.

DIVORCE IN HIGH LIFE. -- The gentlemen of the long robe are employed upon a case of divorce; the lady is the sister of a Tory Duchess, and the daughter of an Irish Peer. -- Globe.

Her Majesty will stay three weeks in Ireland, and will make a tour of the island. Preparations are being made at the Earl of Donoughmore's seat for the reception of the Lord Lieutenant, who is expected there shortly. -- Waterford Mirror.

INVASION OF THE DUBKIN "HELLS." -- In consequence of the required informations having been laid by several respectable householders before the authorities, a well-conceived plan was adopted, and put into execution on Monday night, or rather Tuesday morning, for the suppression of those sinks of iniquity, the Dublin "Hells," the numbers of which have latterly so increased as to become absolutely intolerable. Accordingly, not two o'clock on Tuesday morning, several parties of Police, each headed by an inspector, proceeded to five of the most notorious gaming-houses in the city, and, sans cérémonie, smashed in the doors with crowbars, &c. The scenes that followed these simultaneous irruptions baffle all description of pen. The movement being so unexpected, there was but little chance of escape by flight; some, however, more hardy than the rest, flew to the house-tops, and, in several instances, at the expense of fractured limbs and broken heads, contrived to elude pursuit. Nevertheless, the Police succeeded in capturing forty-four of the offenders, including the proprietors of the dens, who were treated with gratuitous lodgings at the station-house for the remainder of the night. At ten o'clock on Tuesday morning the whole possé was brought before the magistrates of College Street Office, at which time the board-room was crowded to suffocation, and, from the motley array of faces, presented a most singular appearance. The tables literally groaned with the weight of cues, balls, dice, cards, backgammon tables, chess-boards, and all the other matériel requisite for well-ordered "Hells." Mr. Martley, Queen's Counsel, attended on behalf of the Crown. The prisoners were defended by Mr. John Walsh, who took a preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the magistrates. The point was, after along law argument, overruled, and the case was proceeded with. The magistrates ultimately inflicted a penalty of £10 on each of the proprietors, £2 on the persons who acted in their abscnce, and £1 on each of the visiters.

COLLEGE STREET POLlCE OFFICE. -- A MONOMANIAC IN DUBLIN. -- On Monday, Sergeant Durham charged a young man, who gave his name as William Boadley, with loitering in the neighbourhood of Haddingtonroad, at the hour of two o'clock upon the morning of Monday, with the intent (as he supposed) to commit a felony. It appeared that the sergeant found the prisoner in a hall, and when spoken to he could not give a satisfactory account of himself. The prisoner, who appeared to be labouring under a mental disorder, when called upon for his defence by Mr. Tyndall, said he was a shoemaker, a native of Donegall, who came to Dublin on his way to London to see the Queen; because he was credibly informed by some gentlemen, that if she once saw him she would be so struck with his appearance as to give him some appointment in her household, but his money falling short he was not able to proceed. Mr. Tyndal committed him for fifteen days in default of finding bail.

CRIMINAL COURT, CORK -- Tuesday, April 4. -- EXHUMATION CASE. -- Jeremiah Fitzgerald and Denis Lynch were given in charge for having feloniously stolen certain grave clothes, the property of Judith Lane and others, the prisoners were also indicted for feloniously and indecently breaking open a grave in the churchyard of Ahabullogue, and stealing therefrom the body of Patrick Lane, with intent to dispose of the same for gain or lucre. The jury returned with a verdict of guilty against both prisoners, with a strong recommendation to mercy. The Judge sentenced the prisoners to be confined for twelve months.

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ROYAL BELFAST INSTITUTION. -- MEDICAL SCHOOL. -- An examination of the following gentlemen, who studied under Dr. Burden, Professor of Midwifery and Diseases of Women and Children, during the session now terminated, viz. -- Mr. Thomas M'Comb of Larne, Mr. John Hood of Carrickfergus, Mr. Daniel Murray of Belfast, and Mr. Patrick Finn of Portadown -- took place on Thursday the 13th instant, before the Faculty. The answering of these young men evinced a thorough knowledge of those important branches of medical science, and was highly creditable to their talented Professor. At the close of the examination, each of these gentlemen was presented with a diploma, by which they are fully authorised to practise the above departments of their profession.

ROYAL ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION. -- The usual sessional trial of skill between the pupils of the Elocuction Class, in the Institution, took place on Wednesday. The Common Hall was crowded with auditors, and certainly the award (a silver medal) was well earned, and justly bestowed. The reading was very good; but that of the gentleman who gained the prize (Mr. John Bryson of Pointzpass) was of such an order as to carry away the palm from his competitors. The judges were eighteen in number, and Mr. Bryson obtained ten votes, the other gentlemen receiving four votes each.

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NEWTOWNARDS.

NEWTOWNARDS UNION. -- The following gentlemen have been elected guardians of the poor of this Union, for the ensuing year :-- Newtownards -- Mr. James Dalzell, Newtownards; Mr. James M. Johnston, Ballyhaft, Newtownards. Newtownards South -- Mr. John M'Kittrick, Newtownards; Mr. Samuel Black, Newtownards. Mountstewart -- Mr. John Paisley, Ballyblack, Newtownards. Greyabbey -- Mr. Mortimer Thompson, Ballybolly, Greyabbey. Kirkcubbin -- Mr. John Boyd, Kirkcubbin. Ballyhalbert -- Mr. John M'Kelvey, Glastry, Kirkcubbin. Donaghadee -- Mr. Charles Maxwell, Donaghadee; Mr. Robert Boyle, Donaghadee. Carrowdore -- Mr. William Carmichael, Millisle, Donaghadee. Ballywalter -- Mr. James M'Kee, Springvale, Greyabbey. Bangor -- Mr. James M'Kee, Bangor; R. S. Nicholson, Esq., Ballow, Bangor; Mr. John Dodds, Ballyholme, Bangor; F. S. Crawford, Esq., Ballysallagh, Bangor. Ballygowan -- Mr. Samuel Lowry, Ballygowan, Comber. Ballymeglaff -- Mr. John Sinclair, Henryvale, Dundonald. Moneyrea -- Mr. James Montgomery, Ballyrush, Comber. Kilmood -- Mr. James Duff, Ballybunden, Killinchy. Tullynakill -- Mr. Hamilton Patton, Ballydorn, Killinchy. Comber -- Guy Stone, Esq., Barnhill, Comber; Mr. John Miller, Comber. The Board met on Saturday the 1st inst., when William Sharman Crawford, Esq., M.P., Crawfordsburn, was elected chairman; John Andrews, Esq., J.P., Comber, vice-chairman; and Guy Stone, Esq., Barnhill, Comber, deputy vice-chairman.

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Casualties, Offences, &c.

DREADFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSION. -- TWENTY-SEVEN LIVES LOST. -- NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE, Friday. -- One of those fearful catastrophes, unfortunately so common in this district, occurred on Wednesday morning, shortly before eight o'clock, in the Stormont Main Colliery, the property of Mr. John Grace and partners, at Wreckington, about two miles from this place, and, was attended by a tremendous sacrifice of human life, there having been twenty-seven men and boys killed, and six or seven others seriously injured. The men employed at the mouth of the pit had no conception that such an accident had occurred until a boy was drawn up much burnt, and even then they were made aware of but a small extent of the calamity. There were upwards of fifty persons engaged in the pit at the time; and of these more than thirty worked in the western part of the mine, where the explosion occurred. The most current explanation is, that while Mr. Matthias Gray, the under-viewer (and one of the sufferers), was passing a working which had been for some days considered to be in a dangerous state, the foul air was ignited by his light; and the men who were employed on both sides of that place were those who perished. This melancholy event has excited a very general sensation throughout she neighbourhood, and spread much suffering over a large number of families, many of whom are understood to be in a destitute condition.

CONVICTION FOR MURDER. -- MONMOUTH ASSIZES, April 5, -- Edward Rees was indicted for the wilful murder of Mary Moxley, at Bantam, Monmouthshire, on Saturday the 3d of December last. The case excited the most intense interest, from the circumstances under which the murder was perpetrated, and the nature of the evidence adduced against the prisoner, which was wholly circumstantial. The prisoner is the son of a small freeholder, and the deceased was the only daughter of a neighbouring farmer. Mr. W. H. Cooke stated that on the morning of the 3d of December he went to Chepstow, and returned about half-past two o'clock. On the road he met the prisoner and his wife going to Chepstow. The prisoner said, "It is a bad job, it is a bad job." A box, which was found in a meadow after the murder, the witness had seen safe the same morning before he left home. It contained a £5 note, eight sovereigns, and £5 10s. in silver, and a pocket-book. The body of the deceased was found on the road, her head wounded in some places, in a few of which the bone was beaten in. In a path leading from a wood of the Duke of Beaufort's to the vicinity of the spot where the body was found, the traces of bare feet were found. On the apprehension of the prisoner, who was a woodcutter, he was examined by Mr. King, the surgeon, who discovered a cut on his forehead; and, on taking off his stockings, his feet were found to be covered with clay. It was proved that, previous to the murder, the prisoner was without money and, almost immediately after, he said he had sixteen sovereigns. The jury returned a verdict of guilty. Sentence of death was then, after an earnest exhortation, passed on the prisoner.

John Richmond Ellis has been ordered to find bail for twelve months, at Rochester, for threatening to assassinate the Queen and Sir Robert Peel, which he did when he was drunk. He said that his father who had been dead twenty-one years, was a captain in the navy. Bail not offering, Ellis was sent to prison, where he will probably remain for the year.

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Shipping Intelligence.

PORT OF BELFAST.

ARRIVED, April 10. -- Reform, Clewton, Peel, fish; Maid of Galloway (st.), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers; Dolphin, Humphreys, Newcastle, general cargo. -- 11. Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers; Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, good and passengers; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers.

SAILED, April 10. -- Royal William (steamer), Swainson, London, goods and passengers; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; William, Montgomery, Cardiff; timber. -- 11. Maid of Galloway, Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers.

DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.

For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at eight o'clock evening.

A steamer sails for Dublin, on Wednesday, at twelve o'clock noon.

For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, today, at eight o'clock evening.

A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at eleven o'clock morning.

For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, on Wednesday, at twelve o'clock noon.

For Fleetwood, the Prince of Wales, M'Neilage, to-day, at seven o'clock evening.

For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, to-day, at eight o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, at one o'clock afternoon.

For Liverpool, from Portrush, the Coleraine, Johnstone, on Thursday.

For Liverpool, from Warrenpoint, the Lee, Tallan, on Saturday, at two o'clock afternoon.

ARRIVALS INWARDS.

At this port from Gibraltar, the Enterprise, of Belfast, Robb, with baggage. -- Joseph Hind, agent.

At this port from Palermo, the Freedom, Brough, with barilla, oil, oranges, lemons, &c. -- Wm. M'Clure & Son, consignees.

At this port from Gergenti, the Elizabeth and Anne, of Bristol, Handford, with brimstone. -- Wm. M'Clure & Son, consignees.

At Liverpool from Charleston, 8th instant, the Huron, of Belfast, Sibbison.

At Letterkenny from St. John, 10th instant, the Comet, Flegg, with deals, &c.

Put into Milford, 8th instant, the Eagle, Williams, from this port to Honfleur.

Put into Milford, 7th instant, the Ann, Jones, from Gloucester to Newry.

ARRIVALS OUTWARDS.

At Deal, 8th instant, the Ardent, Markey, from this port to London.

At Scarnish, island of Tiri, from Liverpool, 3d instant, the Stewart, of Belfast, Blaney, with a cargo of salt, after a passage of three days.

At Kingstown, 7th instant, the Martha, Evans, from Newry to Newport.

At Alexandria from Newcastle, 8th ultimo, the Speck, of Belfast, Sullivan, with a cargo of coals, after a passage of thirty-three days.

At Mauritius from Derry, the Barbara, Purse, of and from that port; all well.

At Liverpool from Ballina, 8th instant, the Herald, Hughes.

SAILINGS INWARDS.

From North Shields, previous to 8th instant, the Jas. Duncan, of Belfast, Heslop, and the Ocean Queen, for Belfast.

SAILINGS OUTWARDS.

From this port to New York, the Agitator, of Belfast, Henry (the first emigrant ship from Belfast this season), with 120 passengers, and considerable cargo.

From this port for Prince Edward's Island, on Wednesday, the Rosebank, of Belfast, Montgomery, with about 150 adult passengers.

From this port for Prince Edward's Island, on Tuesday, the Chieftain, of Larne, Leggate, with goods and a full complement of passengers.

From Derry for Philadelphia, 10th instant, the Abbotsford, Everard, and John Ker, Tait, with passengers.

From Liverpool for New York, 9th inst., the England, Bartlett; Rochester, Woodhouse; and Lusane, Moray.

From Derry for St. John, N.B., 10th instant, the Londonderry, Hatrick, with passengers.

CLEARED.

At Newport, Monmouthshire, for this port, 8th instant, the Eleanor and Mary, Evans.

CASUALTIES.

The schooner Shannon, of Belfast, Stevenson, from Demerara to Zante, put into Corfu, 5th ultimo, for repairs, having lost foremast, topmast, yards, sails, &c.

The United States sloop of war Concord has been lost in the Mosambique Channel, on the south-east coast of Africa. The captain and one man were drowned by the upsetting of the boat.

PLYMOUTH, April 7. -- The Jane, Thompson, from Bordeaux to St. John, N.B., sprang a leak on the Banks, and was obliged to put back here on the 3d in instant, from lat. 49., long. 19.; the topmast and boats gone.

The Sir John St. Aubyn steamer is lost at Graham's Town, Cape of Good Hope.

HASTINGS, April 9. -- The Russell, Kimber, from Newcastle to Poole, came ashore here, yesterday, off the 50th Tower, and afterwards drifted ashore on the rocks, to the eastward, where she lies, bilged, and with rudder unshipped.

A large ship, apparently American, was seen ashore on Dog Key, 7th ultimo.

A British barque, in charge of wreckers, was seen, off Key Vacas, 8th ultimo.

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NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- The Royal Swedish Marine Administration has, under date of the 17th of March, notified that the light-tower of Kullen will, in the course of the summer, be rebuilt, and the coal fire altered into a revolving light. During the time of the rebuilding, the light will be shown, on the hill near the tower, in the shape of an open coal fire. The revolving light will consist of forty-two reverberators, or polished mirrors, three on each side, to be put in motion by machinery, the revolution of which will last eight minutes; during which four equal glares, of about thirty seconds' duration, every one with a dark interval of about a minute and a-half, will enlighten the horizon. It is easy to avoid mistaking this light for that of Anholt, the revolution of which, according to the Royal Danish Light Administration, of the 24th of March, last year, being only three and a-half minutes, in the course of which eight glares, each of six seconds' duration, will appear.

TO NAVIGATORS. -- DIRECTIONS FOR NAVIGATING THE GULF OF SMYRNA AT THE NARROW CHANNEL OF ST. JAMES'S CASTLE. -- The want of buoys on the north side of the channel leading to the Bay of Smyrna having been long felt by all the vessels navigating the gulf, Messrs. Hanson & Co., and other merchants of Smyrna, caused four to be constructed, which were laid down in September, 1842, by Commander Graves of her Majesty's surveying vessel Beacon. The buoys are painted black, and moored with chains to stones, each having the depth of water in which it lies marked on its head in Roman characters, excepting the outer or westernmost, which is marked S.W. Spit; this lies in four and a quarter fathoms on the S.W. projection, or elbow of the shoal. A mile and a half eastward of this is the mouth of the Hermus, which may be known by the rushes growing near it. A beacon has been placed on its outer edge in five feet water. There are five fathoms at half a cable's distance south of it, thence increasing to thirteen and twenty-five. Three-quarters of a mile east of this is another spit on which a buoy has been placed in three fathoms east by north. One mile and a quarter from it is a buoy in four fathoms, and east one-fourth north, one one-eighth miles farther another in two fathoms; this last is on the spit, opposite St. James's Castle, where the channel is only three cables and a half wide, and the shoal very steep, there being six and seven fathoms immediately without the buoy, and at fifty yards' distance within it not more than six or seven feet. This buoy is placed on the most projecting point, and nearly in the middle of the flat head which bounds the channel. To assist vessels in making the S.W. Spit buoy, and to enable them to avoid the shoals if the buoys should be removed, the following directions are to be attended to:-- The peak of Mimas, in the middle of the hollow between the two northernmost peaks in Long Island, being N.W. by W. clears the S.W. elbow in sixteen fathoms, at three cables' distance. A ship may pass close to the buoy, as the bank is steep; but if bound out of the gulf, do not bring the peak to the northward of the mark until you are one and a half miles N.W. of the buoy, as there will be danger of running on the western projection of the bank. The north end of the old castle over the city of Smyrna, on with the south end of St. James's Cast!e E. quarter, clears the south edge of the bank leading close to the S.W. Spit, mouth of Hermus, and Hermus spit buoy. To the eastward of this buoy a vessel may stand more to the northward, taking care not to pass the line of the buoys. When Mount Sipelus (which has a black appearance from the trees on its summit) comes on with Menimen Scala, bearing N.E. ¾N., you will be to the eastward of this shoal. The bearings expressed above are true. Variation, 12 deg. westerly. -- Communication of Lieutenant Graves to a Malta paper.

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Navy.

PORTSMOUTH, April 8. -- Arrived this morning, the Druid, 42, from the East Indies. The Volcano, steamer sailed on Monday last, from Spithead, for the Gambia and Coast of Africa. The Tenedos frigate is fitted to convey convicts to Bermuda. The Alban steamer is here, waiting for the figure-head of the Victoria and Albert yacht, which she is to carry round to Pembroke.

The Penelope, formerly a fifty-two gun frigate, but now converted into a large steam-vessel, by cutting her in two, and adding about sixty feet in length in midships, was towed from Chatham, where the alterations took place, to the East India Docks, where she is to be fitted with engines of 625 horse-power, by Messrs. Seaward & Co.

The Mastiff, surveying vessel, with her tender, the Woodlark, will be paid wages on Saturday the 8th instant, at Woolwich, and afterwards sail for the North Sea, to resume the survey of the Orkney Islands. The Blazer and Tartarus steam-vessels will sail on Monday to resume their surveying duties.

DISTRIBUTION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET, MARCH 30. -- In Malta Harbour, The Queen, 110, Bearing The flag of Vice-Admiral Sir E.W.C.R. Owen, Commander-In-Chief in the Mediterranean; Howe, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Sir F. Mason; Ceylon, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Sir John Louis; Impregnable, 104, Monarch, 84, Aigle, 24, Medea Geyser, and Devastation, war-steamers; Locust, steam-tender; Beacon and Magpie, surveying-vessels; Prometheus and Alecto, steam-tender, and Savage, 10. At Barcelona, Hecate, war-steamer, on her way to Malta, from Gibraltar; Acheron, steam-packet. At Leghorn, Polyphemus, steam-packet. At Corfu, Scout, 18. At the Piræus of Athens, Indus, 78. Smyrna, Magicienne, 24. Constantinople, Stromboli, war-steamer. At Alexandria, Cyclops, steam-frigate. At Beyrout, Vernon, 50; Vesuvius, war-steamer; and Snake, 16.

 

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Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 18 April, 1843

Births

On the 7th instant, in Carrickfergus, the lady of the Rev. JOHN M'ASSEY, of a Son.

On the 10th instant, at Monaghan, the lady of ANDREW K. YOUNG, Esq., M,D., of a Son.

April 9, at Anketell Grove, county Monaghan, the lady of MATTHEW ANKETELL, Esq., of a Daughter.

Marriages

On the 12th instant, in Glenavy Church, by the Rev. D. Bell, Mr. ARTHUR GAMBLE of Drogheda, son of the la Robert Gamble, Esq., Belfast, to ISABELLA, daughter of the late Hugh M'Master, Esq., Armagh.

On the evening of Thursday the 13th instant, at the house of the lady's brother, by the Rev. James Davis, Mr. JAMES THOMPSON, to Miss ANN MULLIGAN, both of Banbridge.

On the 12th instant, by the Rev. James Thomson, Magherally, Mr. WILLIAM M'DOWELL of Mullafarnaghan, to HARRIET, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Corkin.

January 21, at Meerut, by the Rev. C. Garbett, A.B., Lieutenant GEORGE H. CLIFFORD, Bengal. H.A., to SOPHIA BRODIE, youngest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel D. Macpherson, late 78th Highlanders.

At Bombay, J. K. WEDDERBURN, Esq., 16th Lancers, to CHARLOTTE, daughter of Lieut.-General Sir T. M'Mahon, Bart., K.C.B., Commander-in-Chief.

February 2, at Agra, HUGH C. COLVILLE, Esq., 39th Regiment, third son of William C. Colville, Esq., Elmview, Clontarf, to ANNE SAUNDERS, younger daughter of the late Captain James Nicholson.

January 25, at Madras, JAMES A. RATTON, Assistant-Surgeon, Madras establishment, to FANNY MARY, youngest daughter of Marcus Supple, Esq., of Dublin.

April 11, in London, RICHARD POTTER, Esq., A.M., of the University of King's College, Toronto, Canada, to MARY ANNE, daughter of the late Edward Pilkington, Esq., of Urney, King's County.

On Tuesday, at the Friends' Meeting-house, Eustace Street, Dublin, WILLIAM STRANGMAN HILL, Esq., of Waterford, to HARRIET, daughter of the late Samuel Eves, Esq. of Barrow-Ville, County Carlow.

Deaths

On the 10th instant, at Mount Ida, county Down, JOHN YOUNGHUSBAND, Esq., in his ninetieth year.

On the 10th instant, in her eighty-third year, at her residence, 35, Joy Street, MARGARET, relict of the late Joseph Stephens, Esq., of Belfast.

On the 10th instant, Mrs. WILLIAM MAGILL of Belfast, in the forty-first year of her age.

On the 7th instant, at his residence, Peacefield, near Portadown, DAVID RUDDELL, Esq., at the advanced age of eighty-five years. Of him it may be justly said, he did ustly, loved mercy, and walked humbly with his God. He was a most sincere friend and a kind neighbour; a cheerful and instructive companion. His manner and conversation were peculiarly pleasing and impressive -- his sentiments refined and liberal. But, however excellent his character and conduct, all his hopes of acceptance with God were founded, not on himself or on his own doings, but on the merits and atonement of the ever-blessed Redeemer.

On the 5th instant, at his residence, Lisdoonan, near Saintfield, Mr. JOHN MINNISS, aged fifty-two years.

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Domestic Intelligence

Ireland.

IRISH POOR LAW COMMISSION. -- It is stated by Saunders's News-Letter that the duties heretofore discharged by one of the Chief Commissioners are in future to be performed by two Assistant Commissioners, and we learn that Mr. Gulson, one of the Assistants stationed here since the commencement of the Poor Law, together with Mr. Alfred Power, an English Assistant transferred to this country; are the persons selected to preside at the Irish Poor Law Office. We observe in the London papers an official announcement that Mr. A. Austin, an English Barrister, has just been appointed as an Assistant-Commissioner -- of course, in the place of Mr. Alfred Power, another English gentleman sent over to Ireland. Thus, an entirely new appointment has taken place, and for Ireland. -- Dublin Evening Post.

REDUCTION OF RENTS. -- Mr. Fortescue, of Ravensdale Park, has informed his tenants that he intends to make an allowance of twenty per cent. on the gale of rents now payable. Sir Charles Coote has also made an abatement of ten per cent. on all recent lettings. Mr. Pollard of Kanturk has made an abatement of ten per cent. to his tenantry, on the last half year's rent. Stephen E. Collis, Esq., Ballinruddery, Listowel, has allowed all the old tenants on the Leslie property, near Listowel, to hold on, though much higher rents could be had from others.

THE CROAL CONTRACT. -- Mr. Croal, the newly appointed contractor for the supply of mail-coaches in Ireland, arrived in Dublin on Friday morning by the Belfast mail. The contractor has taken up his quarters for the present at the Imperial Hotel (Mr. Purcell's)!

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Casualties , Offences, &c.

THE POWDER MILLS AT WALTHAM ABBEY. -- DREADFUL EXPLOSION. -- On Thursday one of those mournful accidents occurred which have from time to time been deplored [-- -- -- ? -- -- --] gunpowder manufactory, and which unhappily [-- -- -- ? -- -- --] unfortunates into eternity. The gunpowder mills at Waltham Abbey stand at some distance out of the town on the side of a broad running stream, which branches out of the river Lea, is the property of Government, and is called "Powder Mill River." Here a series of erections connected with the public service are found. They are built of wood, with slated roofs, and are termed "corning-houses," "press-houses," "washing-houses," and "glazing mills." Four of these edifices, about eighty feet in length, and twenty-nine or thirty feet in depth, have been destroyed -- so completely demolished that nothing like the form of any one of them remains. On Thursday afternoon, the business being carried on in the usual way, about five minutes after three o'clock, from some cause at present unknown, an explosion took place in the more northern corning-house. A few seconds afterwards, the press-house and washing-house also blew up. The next corning-house, distant from the former about 200 yards, shared the same fate, and that in a few seconds was followed by a fourth explosion, and a second press-house and washing-house, separated, as in the other case, from the corning-house, were in an instant destroyed. Seven men were in a moment dismissed from life; five of them were carried over the river to a very considerable distance, and fell lifeless fragments in the marshes. One corpse was recovered from the ruins, and one dead body was found out of the building, but on the same side of the river. Mr. Sadd, the master worker, was said to have been carried not less than 130 yards from the corning-house, and to have lost one foot when he reached the ground. At a considerable distance from the ruins, the impression made by the fall of one of the sufferers remains very distinct.

The Manchester Guardian of Saturday announces the death of two persons, one a boy of fourteen years old, and the other a domestic servant, in consequence of having fallen whilst engaged in the reprehensible practice of cleaning windows at the outside of the premises.

HORRIBLE MURDER IN THE COUNTY KILKENNY. -- A murderous agrarian outrage took place near Callan in the above county, on Friday last. It appears, that a man named Lawrence Hoyne, who resided at Newtown, was engaged, in the afternoon, in planting cabbages in his kitchen garden, when two men, one armed with a blunderbuss, and the other with a case of pistols, suddenly made their appearance. The former instantly fired at Hoyne, and wounded him dreadfully; but, finding that the unfortunate man was not killed by the discharge, he seized a pitch-fork which his victim had been using, and struck him with it several blow on the head, shattering his skull in the most frightful manner. The man with the pistols looked quietly on, and did not fire. Having accomplished their purpose, the miscreants escaped, carrying off a gun belonging to Hoyne, and leaving the blunderbuss in its stead. They escaped towards the county of Tipperary. Two men in the employment of Hoyne were standing by during the shooting and beating, without making the slightest attempt at interference, being held in terror by the ruffian with the pistols! Two Connughtmen have been arrested, and Hoyne, though in a hopeless state, was alive a few hours after the atrocious assault had been committed upon him.

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FIFTY-FOURTH REGIMENT. -- The fourth division of the 54th Regiment proceeded, yesterday morning, en route for Dublin. It comprised the following:-- Captain Moffat, commanding detachment; two subalterns, six sergeants, six corporals, two drummers, and 139 rank and file. The fifth division, composing the head quarters of Regiment, will leave this day, 18th inst. Colonel Fane, commanding; two captains, three subalterns and four staff, eight sergeants, eight corporals, five drummers, and 181 rank and file. The departure of this fine corps is much regretted by the inhabitants of Belfast. During their occupation of our garrison, the conduct, both of officers and men, was such as reflected much credit upon them; while their dealings with the traders of the town were marked by the strictest integrity. Colonel Fane was particularly anxious that, on these points, the honourable character of his regiment should be maintained; and, in his occasional absence on leave, Lieutenant-Colonel Clarke showed an equal solicitude for the fair fame of the gallant 54th.

The 53d (Shropshire) Regiment has arrived here in two divisions, and occupied the barracks. They came from Edinburgh Castle, where they had been relived by the 66th Regiment. The head-quarter division, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Phillips, disembarked on Saturday morning last, at six o'clock, from the Tagus steamer, consisting of two field officers, four captains, eight subalterns, four staff, twenty sergeants, eight drummers, and 388 rank and file; and the second division disembarked from H. M. steamer the Rhadamanthus, under the command of Major Gold, consisting of one field officer, three captains, six subalterns, one staff, twenty-two sergeants, six drummers, and 382 rank and file.

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EXTENSIVE SEIZURE OF LEAF TOBACCO. -- On Wednesday evening last, Chief Boatman Kinnaird, of the Preventive Service, accompanied by two other Coast Guards, seized a carter named George M'Collum, in Wine-Cellar Entry, while in charge of a load of contraband leaf tobacco, containing 2,500lbs., made up in bales of 48lbs. each. The fellow, when brought before the magistrates on Thursday, stated that he resided in the lower part of county Antrim, but refused to divulge the names either of the persons from whom he received the tobacco, or of those to whom he was conveying it. He was fined in the full penalty of £100, and, in default of payment, was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in the County Jail.

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A. H. Haliday, Esq., of Clifden, has made a reduction of ten per cent. on the rents of a part of his estate in the parishes of Belfast and Carnmoney.

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DONEGALL STREET BAKERY. -- BAKING FOR THE MILLIONS. -- The quantity of bread baked in this establishment, on Easter Saturday, was twenty-seven batches of loaves, and thirty-six ovens-full of small bread, which consumed seventy-seven bags of flour, or 254 cwt. The receipts for the one-day amounted to £134 15s. for bread alone; but, in addition to this, fifty bags of flour were sold. The number of person employed in the manufacture and sale of the bread was thirty-two. We believe that the above is the largest quantity of bread ever baked in any establishment in Ireland, in one day.

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BALLYEASTON (COUNTY ANTRIM).

MAN FOUND DEAD. -- Early in the morning of Saturday the 8th inst., a young man, named Strange, residing in Ballyboley, parish of Ballyeaston, found dead at Shane's Mountain, on the new line of road leading from Larne to Ballymena. It appears that he had left his father's house early on the previous morning on some business, and, being benighted on his return home, sank down from fatigue and exhaustion, when within a short distance of his place of residence. Deceased was an industrious, well-conducted young man, about twenty-two years of age. -- Correspondent.

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CARRICKFERGUS QUARTER SESSIONS.

CROWN DAY.

Wednesday, 12th April.

ON the disposal of the Civil Bill business, the Barrister directed a Petit Jury to be sworn, when

William Hamilton was indicted for an assault on William Cameron, at Carrickfergus, on the 28th January last.

William Cameron examined by Mr. O'NEILL -- Remembers the night of 28th January last; was struck a violent blow from behind, about ten o'clock that night, opposite the Meeting-house, in North Street; immediately afterwards observed the traverser, who followed witness a little farther up the street, and struck witness three times, and kicked him.

Cross-examined by Mr. LEGG -- Witness and traverser lived neighbours; saw traverser in Edward M'Gowan's public-house on the night in question; witness drank three half-glasses there; traverser's house was shut up when witness was beaten.

DEFENCE.

William M'Brinn examined by Mr. LEGG -- Remembers the night in question; saw Cameron at twenty minutes past ten that night; saw Hamilton in his own house at that time; returned to Hamilton's at half-past eleven, when Hamilton was in his own house; continued in Hamilton's till one o'clock; Hamilton never went out during the time witness was in the house.

This witness was very strictly cross-examined by Mr. O'RORKE, but nothing important was elicited. Several other witnesses were examined in support of the alibi, amongst whom James Hamilton swore to seeing the assault, but refused telling by whom it was committed, Not guilty.

John Bole, for wilfully exposing his person, at Lyndon's Park. The evidence in this case is quite unfit for publication. The guilt of the prisoner being clearly proved, his Worship strongly condemned the scandalous conduct of the prisoner, and sentenced him to six months' imprisonment, to pay a fine of £5, to give bail to keep the peace for three years, himself in £20, and two sureties in £10 each; and, in default of paying the fine and perfecting the bail, to be imprisoned twelve months from the date of his committal.

Ezekiel Allen, for assaulting a bailiff in the execution of a magistrate's warrant. The informations in this case not being sufficient to enable the prisoner to be indicted for rescue, and the evidence of the bailiff not being sufficient to show that the prisoner used more than necessary violence in preventing the service, the prisoner was acquitted.

William Higgins, for assaulting Eliza Henderson. Acquitted.

This closed the Crown business.

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LISBURN.

FATAL ACCIDENT. -- A poor woman named Wheeler, residing in Lisburn, while placing a pot of potatoes on the fire, on Tuesday last, was so severely burned by her clothes igniting, that she died in excruciating agony the next day, in the Infirmary, whither she had been removed.

CAIRNCASTLE.

SHOCKING DEATH. -- On Wednesday last, while a fine and promising youth, named Tippin, son to a farmer residing near the village of Cairncastle, was riding a horse along the road leading to one of his father's fields, for the purpose of yoking him in a plough, the animal became restive, and ran off. The poor lad, who was precipitated to the ground, had, unfortunately, tied the halter firmly round his wrist, and could not extricate his arm. He was dragged along the road for fifteen or twenty perches before the horse was stopped, and when lifted up, it was found that his skull was fractured, and that his body was bruised and lacerated from head to foot. He was instantly carried to his father's house, and a messenger despatched for medical assistance; but the poor young man never spoke after the accident, and expired shortly after he had been conveyed home.

MONEYREA.

On Monday last, a large number of the neighbours of Mr. Walker of Tullygirvan, near Moneyrea, amounting to nearly 400, assembled together, and, in the course of the day, completely drained and fenced a piece of new road, which Mr. Walker had contracted to complete to that stage. This instance of good feeling is highly creditable to the gentleman towards whom it was exhibited, while it furnishes a gratifying proof of the state of society in the district.

CASTLECOOLE (CO. FERMANAGH).

ACCIDENT TO A DANISH NOBLEMAN. -- On Tuesday last, the day of Magherabuoy steeple-chase, while the Chevalier Schlick, a Danish Count, at present on a visit with the Earl and Countess of Belmore, at Castlecoole, was walking over a part of the course, in company with two officers of the 43d depot, his foot slipped on the brink of a drain, and his leg was broken immediately above the ancle. No serious consequences, however, are expected to result from the accident.

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THREE SAILORS DROWNED IN GRAVESEND REACH. -- On Wednesday afternoon an accident occurred in Gravesend Reach, which unfortunately resulted in the death of three fine young men, sailors, belonging to her Majesty's revenue cutter Vigilant, now lying off the Royal Dockyard, Deptford. It appears that the young men who are lost formed part of a boat's crew of five hands, who left Deptford to convey stores to one of the preventive stations below Gravesend. The boat was a small skiff, and, in coming through the upper reach, a sudden squall caught the mainsail and capsized the whole of the crew in the river.

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THE CELEBRATED ABDUCTION CASE. -- At the Sheriff's Court, on Wednesday, a case came on, connected with this singular affair. It was an inquiry, before the Under-Sheriff, to assess the damages in an action brought for the recovery of a sum of money for services rendered by the plaintiff, Mr. Richard Armistead, of this town, to Miss Ann Crellin, also of this town, in bringing to justice John Orr M'Gill and others, accused some time since of having carried off the said Ann Crellin, against her will, to Gretna Green. On the action being brought, the defendant suffered judgment to go by default, admitting that something was due. On this the case came before the Sheriff to have the damages assessed. According to the statement of the plaintiff, when he, Armistead, undertook to assist her in the conducting of the case above alluded to, he received from her a document promising £100 for his services. This she afterwards refused to pay, and the action was hereupon brought for the recovery of the amount. The document was put in, and evidence tendered to prove the genuineness of the signature. Mr. James pleaded at considerable length in mitigation of damages. After an inquiry, which occupied two hours and a half, the jury returned a verdict awarding the claimant £17. -- Halifax Guardian.

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Shipping Intelligence.

PORT OF BELFAST.

ARRIVED, April 12. -- Jenny and Nancy, Nevin, Glasgow, general cargo. -- 13. Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers.

SAILED, April 12. -- Reform, Clinter, Ramsey, fish; Success, Wisnam, Glasgow, potatoes; Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers.

DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.

For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, on Saturday, at two o'clock afternoon.

A steamer sails for Dublin, to-morrow, at twelve o'clock noon.

For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, tomorrow, at two o'clock afternoon.

A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at five o'clock evening.

For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, to-day, at twelve o'clock noon.

For Fleetwood, the Prince of Wales, M'Neilage, on Friday, at five o'clock evening.

For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, to-day, at eight o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, at one o'clock afternoon.

For Liverpool, from Portrush, the Coleraine, Johnstone, on Thursday.

For Liverpool, from Warrenpoint, the Lee, Tallan, on Saturday, at two o'clock afternoon.

A new iron steamer, the Erin go Bragh, 120 horses' power, is to run constantly between Liverpool and the Menai Bridge.

ARRIVALS INWARDS.

At Cowes from Port Rico, 14th instant, the Laidmans, Scott, in twenty-eight days, for orders; all well.

At Liverpool from Charleston, 8th instant, the barque Brothers, of Newry, Daniels, after a quick passage; and will sail from that port for New York, on the 25th inst.

At Port St. Mary, Isle of Man, 10th instant, the Aurora, Matheson, from Arendahl (Norway) to this port.

At Portsmouth from St. Helena, 11th instant her Majesty's ship Herald from China; sailed on the 25th of February, with 1,134,000 dollars.

At Falmouth from Rio de Janeiro, the Linnet packet; sailed on the 2d February, with £8,000 in gold and diamonds.

At Mumbles from Valparaiso, the Champion, with 500,000 dollars.

At Liverpool from New York, 14th instant, the Virginia, Allen.

ARRIVALS OUTWARDS.

At Boston from Liverpool, 20th ultimo, the Columbia steamer, Judkins.

At New York from Liverpool, the Southerner, Palmer.

At Buenos Ayres from the Clyde and Monte Video, January 6, the Sophia, of Belfast, Moore.

Windbound at Cork on the 9th instant, the Emilie, from this port for Havre.

At Chepstow from this port, 10th instant, the George, Peele.

SAILINGS INWARDS.

From Chepstow for this port, 10th instant, the Success, of Belfast, M'Nally.

From Newport, Monmouthshire, for this port, 11th instant, the Adelaide, Griffiths.

From Wick for Newry, 11th instant, the Friendship, Duncan, with herrings.

SAILINGS OUTWARDS.

From Liverpool for Cronstadt, 12th instant the John Cunningham, of Belfast, Bailey.

From Cardiff for Smyrna, 10th instant, the Cumberland Lass, of Belfast, Campbell.

From Liverpool for Jamaica, 11th instant, the Urgent, of Dublin, Brown.

From Milford, 9th instant, the Eagle, Williams from this port to Honfleur.

CLEARED.

At Liverpool for Quebec, 11th instant, the Arabian of Belfast, Rainey.

CASUALTIES.

SANDAY, April 3. -- The barque Atlantic, of St. John, N.B., Hellingbrook, from Hull, with coals, came on shore last night in Newark Bay, and will probably go to pieces; crew and materials saved.

WHITEHAVEN, April 6. -- The vessel sunk of this port, on the 27th ultimo, is supposed to be the Hibernia, of Preston, from Dundalk to Preston, run down off Point Lynas.

PORTREATH, April 9. -- It is expected that the cargo of the ship Orient (formerly of Belfast, late of Falmouth), wrecked at Perrand, on the 2d instant, will be entirely salved by the early part of next week; the ship herself is a total wreck, and will be broken up.

NEW YORK, March 18. -- The Rosalind, Bray, from Havre to Charleston, went ashore on stone breakers, below the latter port, during a fog, 9th instant, and, it is supposed, became a total wreck. An English brig, dismasted, steering for Delaware Breakwater, was seen, 12th instant, of Cape Henlopen, by the Madrid, arrived at Philadelphia.

LOSS OF A STEAMER. -- On Friday morning se'ennight, the following remarkable occurrence, in which a steamer was stolen, and afterwards wrecked, attended with loss of life, took place at Tynemouth, near North Shiels. At daybreak, the pilots on the look-out at the entrance of the river discovered a vessel amongst the rocks called the Black Middens, underneath Tynemouth Lighthouse and the ruined abbey, which proved to be a steamer. The alarm was instantly raised, and the life-boat was manned and put off to render assistance, when, before arriving alongside the vessel, much surprise was evinced at finding only one man on board, who was safely taken out of the wreck and conveyed ashore. Immediately he had landed he attempted to go away, without giving any account as to the manner in which the steamer was wrecked but the Customs officer detained him, and after being kept in custody for some time, he admitted having, with another man, stolen the steamer from her moorings in the river (the Tyne), and in making for sea she drove on the rocks. This took place about twelve o'clock; on Thursday night, and the more they strove to get her off, the tighter the vessel became. At length, on the return of the tide, she commenced breaking up, and he must have perished very shortly but for the arrival of the life-boat. The other man, he said, jumped over board upon the vessel breaking up, to swim to the rocks, but he suspected he had been drowned, for he saw nothing more of him. It has been ascertained that the steamer was called the Charles William, with two engines of twenty-horse power, belonging to, Messrs. Richardson & Co., coal-merchants of South Shields, and that the man who is supposed to be drowned was a discarded son. The vessel was used for towing vessels in and out of the harbour. She has gone completely to pieces.

The Janet, Wilson, from Valparaiso for Liverpool, at Milford, in 101 days. In lat. 33., long. 21., about seven miles from the land, and about thirty-three miles north of Tampico Reef, discovered a reef not laid down in any chart; the next day arrived at Valparaiso.

THE "GREAT WESTERN." -- The sailing of the Great Western steamer for New York has been delayed until the 26th instant, to afford time for repairs. On the last return voyage she had been leaky, owing to accidentally taking the ground coming out of New York. The Liverpool graving-docks were so full that she could not be docked there, and she has gone round to Milford.

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Army.

ROYAL ARTILLERY. -- Lieutenant-Colonel Chesney, the celebrated traveller, who was employed in the Euphrates expedition, and several other important missions, has received orders to proceed to Hong-Kong, as Commanding-Officer of Artillery. This gallant officer was appointed to the local rank of Colonel in Asia, in November, 1834, and it is probable he will attain the rank of Major-General when he assumes the command at Hong Kong, as many officers not ranking so high on the home service have the local rank of Major-General in the East Indies. Thirteen men of the Royal Artillery were inspected on Wednesday at the Hospital, Woolwich, and will form a detachment to accompany Lieutenant-Colonel Chesney, to fill up the casualties in Major Greenwood's company at that station.

Navy.

LAUNCH OF THE "RATTLER" STEAM FRIGATE. -- On Thursday, the Rattler, a fine Government steam-frigate, was launched at Sheerness. The event is rendered remarkable from the fact of her being the first steamer in the navy to be propelled by means of Mr. Smith's invention of the Archimedean screw.

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THE BANNER OF ULSTER.

Printed and Published every TUESDAY and FRIDAY Morning, by GEORGE TROUP, at the Office, 8, Donegall Street Place.

Belfast, Tuesday, April 18, 1843.

 

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Ireland.

THE CONSTABULARY. -- The following moves will take place in the Constabulary:-- Mr. Gray, S.M., from Castlecomer to Thurles, which is to be the future station; Captain Roberts, from Cashel to Castlecomer; Cashel will not be a Stipendiary's station for the future; Major Shaw, from Fethard to Caher, and Mr. Cannon, from Bruff to Maryborough.

MURDER AT CLONES. -- A letter from Clones, dated yesterday, contains the following :-- "The Repeal meeting was held here to-day (Monday), and was very numerously attended. The Orangemen from Fermanagh came in armed, and attempted to interrupt the proceedings. In the struggle, one of the Repeal party was butchered by the Orangemen -- he was, as my informant states, 'ripped open.' Terrible excitement prevails. There is a large body of troops in the town." -- Dublin Evening Post of Tuesday.

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A troop of the 12th Royal Lancers have arrived in Belfast, and will remain until relieved by a troop of the 3d Dragoon Guards.

The head-quarter division of the 54th Regiment, under Colonel Fane, marched home, en route to Dublin, on Tuesday morning.

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BELFAST QUARTER SESSIONS.

(Before JOHN GIBSON, Esq., Assistant Barrister for Antrim.)
Tuesday, April 18.

THE civil business of the April Sessions, which was not altogether so heavy as usual, was brought to a close about eleven o'clock this day. The following gentlemen were then empanelled on the

GRAND JURY:-- John Gray, Esq., foreman; Henry Greer, Joseph Gillis, James Garner, Colin Hunter, Alexander Henry, Samuel Johnston, Alexander M'Laine, James Gowdy, Wm. D. Henderson, Samuel Luke, Thomas Gilmore, Thomas Major, James Stirling, Robert Hamilton, Garnett Sloan, Alexander Faulkner, Charles Peyton, Thomas Hardy, and Martin Harper, Esqrs.

Mr. Green, a member of the Society of Friends, having refused to take the affirmation usually administered to persons of similar religious opinions, on being called to the office of juror; the Barrister directed that he should be fined in the penalty of £10, upon which Mr. Green withdrew.

Several gentlemen called upon the grand panel did not answer to their names, and were fined £5 each.

On the jury being sworn,

The BARRISTER charged them briefly. He was extremely sorry that any circumstances should have interfered to prevent the attendance of many of them at an earlier hour, in order to discharge the comparatively light duties which devolved upon them on the present occasion. The zeal with which those duties had hitherto been discharged in Belfast had had a tendency greatly to diminish crime -- so much so, that the Sessions here, instead of being, as was some time since the case, the heaviest in Ireland, had now become among the lightest. There were for trial, including accessories, only forty-nine prisoners, and the offences charged against thirty-eight of these were of a very trivial character, and calling for no particular notice whatever from him. This was a state of things highly gratifying, when it was recollected that, so recently as two years ago, no fewer than 290 cases had come before a Quarter Sessions Grand Jury in this town. He hoped that, as the business now to be gone through was so light, it would all be completed by three o'clock to-morrow. He could conclude with one observation, which it pained him to be obliged to make. Every fine imposed this morning, for non-attendance, would be rigidly enforced.

This announcement startled more than one gentleman whose name had been called, and who had come into court during the delivery of the Barrister's address.

The applications for spirit licenses (which fall off in number from Sessions to Sessions), and the registry of fire-arms, were then disposed of.

The following were then sworn on the

PETIT JURY:-- Messrs. Andrew Fortune, Francis Flood, Henry Fegan, James Garrett, James Gilbert, Robert Gilmore, James Grant, John Guy, Hugh Graham, Robert Geddes, Wm. Harper, and William Howard.

William Woods was arraigned for having unlawfully in his possession, at Belfast, a gold ring of value, the property of Mr. William Taylor, Guilty; three months' imprisonment.

Henry Kilkenny, a manufacturer of blacking on a very small scale, was given in charge for having feloniously in his possession, at Belfast, on the 1st inst., a large number (500) of printed papers, the property of Francis Dalzell Finlay, proprietor of the Northern Whig, and purporting to be tickets for passengers travelling by the Ulster Railway.

Mr. John Brock, overseer of Mr. Finlay's job-printing department, proved that the tickets had been printed there -- that they had never been delivered to the Railway Company -- and that a great number might have been stolen from the printing-office without detection.

Mr. F. D. Finlay deposed that he had printed for the Company for two or three years -- that the tickets in question were struck off from stereotype plates cast expressly for the purpose -- that no other person in Belfast printed for the Company -- and that two sons of the prisoner had once been employed in his office, but had been dismissed.

Arthur Leonard, conductor of trains on the railway proved that prisoner had presented one of the tickets at Lurgan station, and that he immediately took him into custody, and found he had not bought it of the clerk.

Head Constables M'Williams and Kane proved searching prisoner's house, and finding the tickets produced in a yard adjoining, into which prisoner's wife had thrown them. Prisoner acknowledged that his son had got them from a young lad at the Whig Office.

Mr. O'ROURKE, for prisoner, submitted that the venue of the trial was erroneously laid -- the uttering of the ticket having occurred at Lurgan.

The COURT overruled the objection; and the Jury, without leaving the box, returned a verdict of guilty. Sentence, four months' imprisonment.

THE GREGG RIOTS.

James Close, for a riot in York Street, Belfast, on the 4th instant.

R. D. COULSON, Esq., Superintendent of Police, proved arresting prisoner on York Street, on the evening of the Rev. Tresham D, Gregg's second meeting. A mob were breaking Mr. Stevenson's windows at the time; the prisoner dropped a bludgeon when arrested. Cross-examined by Mr. O'ROURKE -- Had seen prisoner on the proceeding night, and deeming he had some influence among the crowd, requested him to endeavour to prevail on them to go home; can't say whether he had gone to protect Mr. Stevenson's windows.

Mr. John Magennis, and a person named Prunty, from the Distillery, Falls Road, gave prisoner a good character.

The BARRISTER, in charging the Jury in this case, spoke of Belfast as a peaceable town, as was obvious from the Quarter Sessions calendars. Only one person -- the prisoner in the dock -- was charged with riot on the present occasion; and it was probable that, but for the arrival in this town of a "minister of peace," there would have been no case of that kind to go before the Jury.

The jury returned a verdict of acquittal.

ROBBERY AT FERGUSON & CO.'S BLEACH-GREEN.

Samuel Baker, for stealing a piece of linen from the bleach-green of Messrs. J. F. Ferguson & Co., on 27th January.

Thomas Graham proved finding a piece of linen in a field where he had seen prisoner.

The linen named in the indictment was traced to a pawnbroker's in Belfast, and thence, through several hands, to the original possession of the prisoner. Guilty; seven years' transportation.

PICKING POCKETS.

Hugh Connor, Hugh Riddell, and John M'Kendry, three notorious thieves -- though the latter two are very diminutive urchins -- were charged with stealing a silk pocket handkerchief from the person of Mr. George Cheveley, on the Dublin Road, Belfast, on 20th March last. The prisoners were fully convicted, Connor to be transported for seven years; Riddell and M'Kendry to be imprisoned for four months and well whipped.

James Greer, another small lad, but an adept in the art of "conveyancing," pleaded guilty to a similar offence; but took nothing by his humility, as he was sentenced to seven years' transportation.

John M'Keever, for stealing, at Belfast, on 20th March, a quantity of tea and sugar, the property of W. Lewis. Submitted; first offence; one month's imprisonment.

Anna Hanna, for stealing a gown, at Belfast, on 20th March, the goods of Mary M'Ilroy. Guilty; to be imprisoned three months.

Catherine M'Grade, for stealing from the person of William Moore of Killinchy, on the 17th March, a watch, his property. Guilty; three months' imprisonment.

Catherine M'Gory, Rose Mulholland, and Thos. Duffy, for feloniously having in their possession, at Belfast, some shirts, the property of Mr. Wm. Ewart. Guilty; Duffy to be imprisoned for four months, and thrice whipped; M'Gory and Mullholland to be imprisoned six weeks.

Peter Toner, for unlawfully having in his possession, at Belfast, a pair of boots, the property of Jane Roseman. Guilty (second conviction); four months' imprisonment, and to be twice whipped.

John Johnston, for stealing, on 12th ult., at Belfast, the sum of £1 1s. 6d., the property of Wm. J. M'Cullough. Guilty; two months' imprisonment.

Thomas Hughes, for stealing a cloak, the property of Patrick Henry. Guilty; three months' imprisonment.

Mary Murphy, for receiving the aforesaid cloak, knowing it to have been stolen. No prosecution; discharged.

Wm. Reynolds, for stealing a gown and a pair of trousers, the goods of James Campbell. Pleaded guilty; one month's imprisonment.

Ann M'Stravick, for stealing at Lisburn, a quantity of straw, the property of John Raw. Pleaded guilty; to be imprisoned for one day.

Alexander Clyde, for stripping a little boy named M'Cracken, at Belfast, of a coat, a pair of boots, and a cap. Not guilty.

Francis Ward, for stealing, at Belfast, on the 6th instant, a coat, belonging to Edward Fox. Guilty; to be imprisoned for one week.

James Boyle, for a malicious assault on John Stewart. Guilty; to be imprisoned for one week.

The Court then adjourned till nine to-morrow.

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Wednesday, April 19.

THE Court opened this morning at the usual hour.

The following were empanelled on the

PETIT JURY:-- Messrs. Wm. Howard, David Hennesey, Wm. Heron, John Hunter, James Harkness, Hugh Graham, John Guy, James Grant, Robert Gilmor, William Harper, James Gilbert, and James Garrett.

John Lyons was arraigned for stealing four hanks of yarn, at Belfast, on 13th February, the property of James Campbell & Co.; also, for stealing two webs of linen, the property of some person unknown. Guilty; six months' imprisonment, at hard labour.

EMBEZZLEMENT.

Robert Doherty, for embezzling a sum of money, while in the employment of the Belfast Gas Company.

Stephen Mulholland proved a receipt for the sum laid in the indictment, in the traverser's handwriting.

Mr. Foster, a book-keeper for the Gas Company, proved that the money was returned by Doherty as unpaid.

The jury returned a verdict of guilty.

The BARRISTER, in consideration of the traverser's being under rule of four months' remand from the Insolvent Court, sentenced him only to seven days' imprisonment from its expiration -- namely, from the 24th May.

John Crymble, for stealing, at Ballyholme, on the 21st January, six half-crowns, the property of James Henderson. Acquitted.

Roger Nelson, for having in his possession, at Belfast, on the 6th February, with intent to dispose of it, 2lbs. of unwholesome beef. Guilty; two months' imprisonment.

Thomas Wilson, for obtaining, on false pretences, at Belfast, on the 15th March, four brushes, the property of David Brown. Submitted; one fortnight's imprisonment.

Margaret Clarke, for stealing, at Belfast, on the 6th instant, a shawl, a chemise, and a bolster, the goods of William Hunter. Submitted; one week's imprisonment.

William Cotter, for stealing from the person of Peter M'Shane, at Belfast, on the 7th instant, a purse containing £1. Guilty; three months' imprisonment, and to be once whipped.

Mary Jane Maguire, for stealing, at Belfast, on 24th March, a pair of boots, the property of Charles Jones. Acquitted.

Mary Smith, for stealing, at Belfast, on 24th March last, a shirt and a chemise, the goods of Maryann Nicholl. Guilty; three months' imprisonment.

Richard Connolly, for having in his possession, at Belfast, on 18th March, a watch, the property of William Moore, knowing same to have been stolen. Guilty; to be transported for seven years. Prisoner was an old offender.

Margaret M'Laughlin, for stealing, on 26th March, at Belfast, the vallance of a gig cushion, the property of Mr. Samuel Black. Guilty; one year's imprisonment.

Jane Kelly, for stealing, at Belfast, on the 18th April, a pair of shoes, an apron, and a gown, the property of William M'Cullough. Guilty; three months' imprisonment.

William Osborne, for stealing, at Belfast, from a lighter, on Monday last, a piece of rope, the property of Charles Thomson. Guilty; one fortnight's imprisonment.

ASSAULT ON THE CONSTABULARY.

Thomas Crawford, John Crawford, and Patrick Crawford, for assaulting James Marshall and Francis Kearney, two Sub-Constables, in the execution of their duty, at Belfast, on the 23d March last. Submitted; to be imprisoned for one week each.

MALPRACTICES OF BAILIFFS.

Reeves Hagan, Hugh Hull, James Cassidy, and Francis Friars, bailiffs, for taking forcible possession of the house of William Goodwin of Malone, on the 24th of January last; also, for a riot at same time and place.

The evidence in this case showed a shameful stretching of the "little brief authority" entrusted to bailiffs under decrees of the minor courts. Armed with no higher authority than a sheriff's warrant, they had actually broken open the prosecutor's outer door -- an outrage on which the Barrister commented with some severity.

The jury returned a verdict finding all the prisoners guilty on the first count of the indictment, and acquitting them of the riot.

After consulting with the Magistrates on the Bench with respect to the sentence,

The BARRISTER observed, addressing the prisoners -- Really, it is very hard to know what to do with you bailiffs, your characters are so bad. Some of you have already suffered various periods of imprisonment, but without any visible effect upon your conduct.

Hull, interrupting the Court, exclaimed -- Here, Sir, is Mr. Hunter (of Dunmurry, one of the presiding magistrates), who knows me from childhood, and can speak as to my character.

The gentleman appealed to smiled at the cool assurance of his whilome acquaintance, whose recognition, either in public or private, is not an honour of which those who know him feel particularly proud.

The BARRISTET -- Oh, as for you, Hull, you are a shameful fellow.

The prisoners were then directed to be set aside for a short time.

ROBBERY AT THE WORKHOUSE.

Rose Quin and Mary Quin were indicted, at the instance of the Guardians of the Belfast Poor Law Union -- the former with receiving and having in her possession, at Belfast, on the 4th March, a petticoat, the property of the Guardians, knowing it to have been stolen; and Mary Quin, for having in her possession, at same time and place, another article of apparel, also stolen from the workhouse.

William Tidd, examined -- I am master of the Union workhouse. There has been a quantity of apparel, &c., stolen from the place. On the 24th January last, I concealed myself at the back gate; saw the prisoners there, and heard a conversation betwixt them and two inmates of the workhouse, respecting a bundle and a handkerchief. The paupers asked the prisoners whether they had received a handkerchief. I seized the prisoners, confined them in separate cells in the workhouse, went for constables, and had the prisoners conveyed to the Police Office. Next morning I was at Petty Sessions, and identified a number of articles, the property of the Guardians, found in pawn offices by the police. The prisoners had never been inmates of the workhouse. [Identifies clothing produced.]

Constable William Hardy identified articles of clothing named in the indictment, and found by him on the persons of prisoners. He added that he found thirty-three pawn-tickets on the person of Mary Quin, and four with Rose. Searched pawn offices, and found a large quantity of articles belonging to the workhouse. These were also identified by the witness and by Mr. Tidd.

The BARRISTER inquired of the latter whether these articles bore the workhouse stamp; and, on being answered in the affirmative, remarked upon the impropriety of pawnbrokers admitting such pledges.

Mr. Tidd said that attempts had evidently been made to erase the marks, which had partially succeeded.

Both of the culprits were convicted.

The elder of the prisoners (Rose Quin) earnestly implored the mercy of the Court, stating that she had a family of helpless children.

The BARRISTER said, in reply, that the offence of which the prisoners had been convicted was a very gross one. An institution had been erected for the purpose of providing food, raiment, and shelter, for the class of poor persons to which the culprits belonged; and they had encouraged the inmates of the place to rob the guardians of the Union. It was his duty, therefore, to visit the crime with the highest penalty. The sentence of the Court was, that each of the prisoners should be transported for seven years.

The other prisoner, on hearing her sentence, screamed wildly, until she was locked up in the cell by the officer.

The four bailiffs were then ordered to stand up to hear judgment pronounced.

The BARRISTER said -- As I have already observed, it is really very hard to know what to do with such men as you are. Not one among you, except Hagan, has received one word of recommendation as to character. In deciding upon what punishment it will be proper to inflict upon you, it is necessary to take into consideration your previous characters, as well as what is due to the protection of the public. On a view of the whole case, then, I shall sentence you, Cassidy, Hull, and Friars, to pay a fine of £2 each, and to be imprisoned, in default of payment, for three months; and that you shall enter into security to keep the peace towards all her Majesty's subjects for three years, yourselves in £10 each, and two sureties in £5 each; and that you be imprisoned for three months. until such security be perfected. You, Hagan, in whose favour something has been urged, shall be fined in £1, and, in default of payment, be imprisoned for three months.

This case was the last remaining on the calendar -- the lightest which has come before the Barrister, at Belfast, for some years. This circumstance, however, is partially accounted for by the fact that, in accordance with the directions of Mr. Justice Perrin, all the prisoners in jail, for trial, were brought forward, to have their cases adjudicated upon at last Assizes.

EXPENSES OF WITNESSES.

Our attention has been called to a practice which prevails in this COURT (and, so far as our experience extends, in no other), and which is a grievance to witnesses that calls for an immediate remedy. Persons who appear before the petit jury, as prosecutors in Crown cases, are allowed by the Court moderate expenses for travelling and loss of time, payable by an order on the County Treasurer. It seems, however, that these expenses cannot be paid until after they have been presented for by that officer, and passed by the Grand Jury at the Assizes. Those holding such orders must, therefore, wait (in most instances) for some months, before they obtain payment of the trifling sums awarded to them -- to do which, it would be necessary for them to attend for two or three days in Carrickfergus -- or submit to the exaction of discount at the rate of from fifteen to twenty per cent. We yesterday saw 6d. deducted from a poor fellow's order for 3s., on its being cashed by a person in Court. We are not aware that witnesses at the Assizes are subjected to any such system; and we are very much mistaken if it is one of which either Judge or Barrister would approve. One thing is certain, that either delay in paying such expenses, or their reduction by a species of small usury, must have a tendency to create an unwillingness to prosecute, on the part of many witnesses.

THE SESSIONAL SOLICITOR.

Occurrences of the following nature have not -- and the fact is much to be regretted -- been unfrequent in this court, as all who have been in the habit of attending it can testify (some of the magistrates, and a solicitor or two, will remember the cases to which we allude):-- The Grand Jury had found true bills against persons charged with taking forcible possession of a house; and were called into court by the Barrister, to be instructed that, as he considered the case ought to be removed into a civil court, it would be well for them to reconsider their decision. Mr. O'Neill, the Sessional Crown Solicitor, rose for the purpose of explaining, when the learned Chairman at once silenced him with a peremptory "Sit down, Sir," uttered in a tone of much asperity. Some of the Grand Jury communicated to Mr. O'Neill, at a subsequent period, their regret and astonishment at the occurrence.

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CARRICKFERGUS PETTY SESSIONS.

Wednesday, 19th April.
[Magistrates presiding -- PETER KIRK, WM. BURLEIGH, and STEWART DUNN, Esqrs.]

A NUMBER of cases were tried by adjournment to these Petit Sessions, on Wednesday last, which have excited considerable stir in the sporting world in this neighbourhood. They were brought at the suit of

James Wilson and others v. Wm. M'Ferran, Esq.

The substance of the complaint was for killing hares and trespassing on the complainants' grounds without authority.

After lengthened arguments were heard between Mr. Hitchcock (complainants' solicitor) and Mr. O'Rorke (respondent's solicitor), the magistrates retired; and, after some consultation, Messrs. Burleigh and Dunn returned into Court, and fined M'Ferran £2 in each case -- in all, £10, the amount sued for on one of the complaints. As Mr. M'Ferran instantly appealed to the Assistant-Barrister, we deem it unnecessary to notice the cases further at present.

A report has reached us, that, in consequence of some expressions used by one of the gentlemen engaged in this case towards the other, a breach of the peace was apprehended; and that one of them was arrested and held to bail. The other had, it is stated, been obliged, by an engagement, to leave for Belfast.

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RATHFRILAND.

We understand that the two men apprehended on a charge of being connected with the outrage on the Rev. Mr. Dickie having been liberated.

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BELFAST POLICE COURT. -- YESTERDAY

CHARGE OF FORGERY.

Alexander Warnock, sawyer, of Ballymacarrett, was placed in the dock, charged with forging a bill of exchange for £30, with intent to defraud the Ulster Banking Company. The bill purported to be drawn upon Mr. John Murphy of York Street, by a person named John Boles of Edward Street.

John E. Sloan, Esq., examined -- Deposed that a bill of exchange for £30 was presented at the Ulster Bank yesterday, to be cashed; the bill now produced was the same; the initials upon it are those of witness; the bill was presented by prisoner; he first called betwixt ten and eleven o'clock; witness desired him to call again in the course of an hour; he did so, and deponent desired him to call in another hour; when he came back, deponent caused him to be detained on suspicion of the bill being a forgery; had such a suspicion when the bill was first presented.

John Boles, examined -- Deposed that the signature to the bill was not in his handwriting; he never authorised any person to sign it for him; considers the bill to be a forgery; knew the face of the prisoner, but is unacquainted with his name: never had any correspondence with prisoner, nor any dealings with Mr. John Murphy, of York Street; the signature bears no resemblance whatever to witness's handwriting; no other person of the name of Boles, except witness, lives in Edward Street.

The bill was drawn at three months, payable at the shop of last witness, in Edward Street.

John Murphy sworn -- (Examines the bill handed to him.) The name "John Murphy" on this bill is not in my handwriting; I never authorised any one to endorse it for me; it is a forgery, if intended to represent my writing, and is a bad attempt, too; I know the prisoner, Warnock; about four years ago, he cut a good deal of timber for me; I am not aware whether he was acquainted with my handwriting.

Mr. HOJEL (for prisoner) -- With regard to the evidence, I conceive there is a case made out for sending the prisoner to trial. I shall, therefore, reserve my defence until that time.

Mr. COULSON -- Let informations be taken. The prisoner was then fully committed.

[The person concerned in the above case is not without his fame in Belfast. Those who have forgotten him will at once recognise an old acquaintance when they are informed that he is one of the most celebrated personators at our borough election for 1841, on which occasion he executed a surprising metamorphosis through the instrumentality of a notable wig, which, on a time, figured before a Parliamentary committee.]

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KILLEAD.

ATROCIOUS ATTEMPT AT ASSASSINATION. -- On the night of Friday the 7th instant, a young man named William Thomson, a farmer, residing alone in a house in Killead, about nine miles from Belfast, was sitting by the fire, after his returned from the market of this town, when James Brackin, a young man who lived his neighbour, entered and sat down. After some friendly chat, Thomson went out to feed his horse, when he was followed by Brackin, who struck him a severe blow on the arm, knocking out of his hand a lighted candle which he held. In a moment after, a person named Phillips, who had been waiting outside, stabbed him in three or four places with a grape. A third ruffian now joined the assassins, who dragged the unfortunate man to a wet ditch, into which they threw him, apparently lifeless. They then went away, but soon after returned, and, to make sure of their diabolical work, twisted and knotted his neckerchief tightly round his throat. They even came back a third time, while poor Thomson, conscious of their presence, lay motionless in the water. He had managed to untie his handkerchief, but did not stir from the ditch till the next morning, when he crawled into his own house, and locked the door. The neighbourhood was soon after alarmed by Thomson's sister, who could not gain admittance, and the horrible outrage was thus discovered. The sufferer remains in an almost hopeless state; but his depositions have been taken before two of the local magistrates. Philips is in custody, and a reward is offered for the apprehension of Brackin and his other accomplice. It is not known whether robbery was the object of the attack, as only a few shillings are missing, which Thomson had upon his person at the time.

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REDCASTLE (DONEGALL).

DREADFUL CASE OF POISONING. -- THREE LIVES LOST. -- A labourer of the name of John Magennis, who resides at Tolnavin, near Redcastle, in the County of Donegall, was digging over some ground in his garden, on Saturday the 8th instant, for the purpose of planting potatoes, when he turned up a root of a large size. His wife, supposing the root (which was either hemlock or fool's parsley, both being very much alike in their botanical characteristics, and equally fatal as poisons) to be parsley, scraped it, and, having cooked it, partook of it herself, and gave also to her son, daughter, and sister-in-law. Soon after, the daughter became dizzy, and fell to the ground; the sister-in-law was next affected in the same manner, and said, "I fear the root is the cause of all this;" the wife was also attacked, and so powerful was the poison, that the three died in an hour and a half after they had partaken of it. The son, a boy about twelve years of age, fortunately did not eat any of it, not having liked the taste of it. It appears now that the father, some years ago, found the root on the shore, and, thinking it was parsley, planted it in his garden, where it has been growing since. The name by which this plant is known in Irish is dahoe, which signifies death. -- Derry Standard.

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Casualties, Offences, &c.

DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. -- On the evening of Tuesday the 4th instant, being very dark, Hector Gillanders, shepherd to Hugh Innes Cameron, Esq., of Dingwall, on his return from Marybro', fell into a pool on the south side of the Conon, and was drowned. The body of the unfortunate man was not discovered until next morning, when it was found within a short distance of his own house, and his two dogs standing on the bank shore. He has left a widow and seven children to lament the loss.

EXTRAORDINARY SUICIDE OF A BOY THROUGH FEAR. -- An inquest was held on Friday by Mr. Payne, in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, on the body of Henry Green, aged fifteen, who committed suicide under the following circumstances :-- Mary Baker, servant at the King's Arms, Little Moorfields, said that the deceased had been in the same service about a fortnight, and was on very good terms with his master. On Friday morning last, on her master coming downstairs, he found the bar open, and asked all of them, one after the other, who had been there. The deceased, on a promise of forgiveness, said he had been in, and had taken a few halfpence out of the till. His master then took him up to his mistress, and "gave him a good talking-to." The deceased was then told to go about his work, and, taking a candle, went down into the cellar, for the purpose of getting some water for witness. Having called him several times, and receiving no answer, she went into the cellar to see what detained him, and saw him lying on his face near the water butt. On going up, she saw blood flowing from a wound in his throat. She raised an alarm, and he was taken to the hospital. Mr. James Luntley, the deceased's master, deposed to his locking the bar on the previous night, and to his finding it open on the following morning. On accusing the deceased, he at first denied that he had been in, but, on a promise of forgiveness, he said he had been there, and gave witness sevenpence halfpenny in copper. On telling his mistress, she said she would not forgive him, but send for a policeman, and have him transported. When the deceased went about his work, witness called in a policeman for the purpose of talking to the deceased, and whilst talking to the constable the first witness, said he had destroyed himself. A razor, belonging to the deceased, was found by his side in the cellar. Verdict -- "Temporary insanity, produced by fear."

ROBBERY OF IRISH BANK NOTES. -- At Bow Street Police Office, London, on Tuesday, Henry Stocker was brought up for re-examination on a charge of receiving two £100 notes, knowing them to be stolen. Mr. Thomas Jeffs said he was in partnership with his father, who was contractor for the Dublin and Drogheda Railway, and resided at Clontarf, near Dublin. He was with his brother on the 25th March, at the Royal Bank of Ireland, at about ten minutes past twelve o'clock. He changed there a cheque for £1,074 13s. 9d., which he received in the following manner, namely, ten notes for £100 each, one £50 note, one £20, three notes for £1 each, and one for 30s., and the rest was in silver and copper. They were all notes of the Bank of Ireland. After writing his name, on putting his hand into his pocket again, he discovered that the book was gone. Two moneychangers, named Vaughan and Dean, stated that each of them had changed a £100 note for the prisoner, receiving discount. On cross-examination, Vaughan admitted that the prisoner had done business to the amount of upwards of £10,000 with his late brother. When he changed the £100 note, he said he had received it in payment for a large quantity of of "stout." Another witness, clerk of a money-changer, stated that the halves of two of the £100 notes had been received by his employer in a letter from a Madame Emerique, who is also a changer of money, residing in the Palais Royale at Paris. The prisoner, who kept a cellar for the sale of porter, was arrested, and stated that he had received the notes from a man named Phelan, in payment for some "stout." Phelan was the steward of an Irish vessel, but he did not know where to find him. Prisoner also said he had several dealings with Phelan. Mr. Clarkson applied for a remand, as he should have to send to Ireland again for a clerk from the bank to prove the notes. The prisoner was then remanded till the 5th of May.

RESISTANCE TO THE POOR RATE. -- WATERFORD, Monday Evening. -- We have just been informed that Mr. Fitzmaurice, the poor-rate collector lately appointed for Gualtier, in the room of Mr. Fleming, who very judiciously abandoned the post, had a very narrow escape with his life, being surrounded by a parcel of the country people, vowing vengeance against him, until he succeeded in pacifying them by the most solemn assurance never again to volunteer on such an expedition. -- Waterford Chronicle.

ATROCIOUS OOTRAGE. -- The neighbourhood of Boherbuoy was greatly excited on Monday evening, by the report of a boy having been found almost lifeless, with his throat cut from ear to ear, in a lonesome piece of ground adjoining the new barracks. On inquiry it was ascertained that the foul deed was perpetrated by a young soldier of the 36th Regiment, named Rafferty, a native of Galway, who privately induced the little fellow to sell a pair of boots and regimental trousers for him, and at dusk had thrown from his window the boots, and subsequently the trousers; but it appears the boots were taken off by some person who heard them fall, and the young accomplice, not being up to time, only found the trousers. The soldier, exasperated at the loss, knocked the boy down, and, with a knife, which he drew from his pocket, cut his helpless victim's throat across in a shocking manner. The poor creature was bleeding to death, and was removed to his father's house, where he was promptly attended by the surgeon of the 36th, and Surgeon Wilkinson, who entertain hopes of his recovery. Immediately on hearing of the outrage, Colonel Maxwell, same evening, issued a regimental order, expressive of the horror he felt at a soldier of the 36th being charged with such atrocity, and calling upon every soldier in the regiment to endeavour to discover the lawless wretch who had disagreed his uniform by so inhuman a deed. The suspected party was soon discovered, and handed over to the civil authorities. He was hooted out of barracks by the soldiers of his own regiment, so indignant were they at his disgraceful conduct. -- Limerick Chronicle.

MURDER DY A FEMALE, IN SALFORD. -- A shocking occurrence took place in Salford on Friday last. It appears that, early that morning, a man named Robert Travis, about fifty years of age, was stabbed by a female named Oliver, alias Morris, who lived at a house in Brunswick Street, near the Market Place, and with whom he lived. The wound was inflicted with a large sharp-pointed carving knife, which penetrated the left side of the abdomen; and, although medical assistance was promptly procured, he died in the afternoon of the same day. Both he and the woman were intoxicated at the time of the occurrence. The woman was taken into custody, to await the result of the inquest.

ANOTHER CONVICTION FOR MURDER. -- LIVERPOOL, April 8. -- William Buckley was indicted for the murder of his wife, at St. Helen's, by cutting her throat with a knife. The principal evidence was a statement made by the prisoner himself to the constable, which he repeated more fully before the Court. It was as follows:-- Went to church last Sunday afternoon. I came back again and got my tea, and had a pipe of tobacco. My wife wished me to take a walk with her. We went as far as the Bird-in-Hand, and had a glass of rum each. As we were coming back to St. Helen's, I was telling her about some sweetheart of mine I had seen in Wigan. I had not seen her for two or three years. This made her jealous, and she began to browbeat me, and said I could look at anybody, or love any woman rather than her, and I am sure I never loved anybody but her. We came past a gate that leads to a field, and I went in. She followed me, and kept upbraiding me about this woman. I threatened her what I'd do to her, if she did not hold her noise about it, as it was all nonsense. She kept going on, and I felt so mad at her that I pulled my knife out of my pocket and stabbed her. I don't know how it was, I am sure. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, recommending the prisoner to mercy. The Judge proceeded to pass sentence of death on the prisoner. It would be his duty to forward the recommendation of the jury to the Secretary of State, but he could not hold out to him the slightest hopes that his life would be spared.

On Tuesday se'ennight, Constable Kearney arrested a man named Murtha Walsh, on private information, at Mountbolus, for the murder of a man named Cleary, about thirty years ago, on Buckley-hill, within a

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TOTAL WRECK OF THE "SOLWAY," WEST INDIA MAIL STEAMER.

TWENTY-EIGHT LIVES LOST.

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BY the Lady Mary Wood steamer, which arrived at Southampton, on Tuesday, the disastrous intelligence of the total loss of the Solway Royal Mail steamer has been received. This is the third vessel of the West India line which has already been wrecked the two others being the Isis and Medina. The following are the particulars of the catastrophe:--

The Solway left Falmouth on the 3d April, with the usual mails on board, and arrived at Corunna at twelve o'clock on Friday the 7th, having experienced heavy south-westerly gales in crossing the Bay of Biscay. She took in eighty-one tons of coal at Corunna, and left the harbour on her outward voyage at half-past nine o'clock the same evening. They passed the lighthouse about ten o'clock p.m., and were proceeding at full speed, when, at about twelve o'clock midnight, the vessel struck on a sunken rock. The passengers were all in their berths at the time, but Captain Duncan and several of the officers were on deck. The shock was of the most tremendous character, and created the utmost consternation. Immediately on the vessel striking, Captain Duncan ordered the engines to be backed, and this having been done, she came off apparently easily, the violence of the concussion having probably caused her to rebound in some slight degree. Her head was now put towards the shore, and all speed made in the hope of grounding the ship, and thus saving the passengers and crew. The injury he had sustained was, however, of too serious a character to allow this to be accomplished, and within a very few moments of the ship striking, it became evident that she was settling fast by the head. A general rush was made to the pinnace, which hung at the davits on the larboard side; twenty-five persons got into her, and having seated themselves, cried out to those on board to "lower away." The forward tackle was let fly by the run, and the bows of the boat dropped in the water. The ship had still full speed upon her, and a heavy sea struck the boat as she floated for an instant, and swept every soul into the water. One or two sailors only, who hung on the tackle, succeeded in again reaching the vessel. Ten minutes only had now elapsed since the vessel first struck, during which every exertion had been made by the officers of the ship, with Captain Duncan at their head, to get the larboard life-boat afloat. While thus engaged, the boiler suddenly collapsed, and an immense quantity of steam, dust, ashes, and flames, burst from the engine-room . All on board thought that the vessel was now about to blow up, and two or three persons were so alarmed"s to jump overboard. By great exertion the larboard paddle life-boat was eventually capsized over, and in righting half filled with water. The gig had previously been lowered, and ten persons had got into her and rowed away. The first and second cutters were also afloat, each filled with the passengers and crew. Mr. Wilder, the chief officer, with Mr. Lane, and two or three other officers, now lowered themselves into the life-boat, and brought her alongside the gangway. The engines had entirely ceased working from the moment the boiler collapsed. The water had now reached the fires, and the ship, it was evident, could not float many minutes longer. Captain Duncan and the other officers now handed the passengers into the life-boat, exerting themselves to the utmost to save all the female passengers. Fifty-two persons were already in the boat, and Captain Duncan was still handing in others, when a general cry rose of "She is going!" and, giving one tremendous plunge, she went down head foremost, leaving the life-boat, already half filled with water, afloat. The screams of those on board were awful as the ship went down, and Mr. Lane states that the last seen or heard of Captain Duncan was an order for all on board to "fly to the rigging," towards which he appeared to be making himself, and it is supposed that in getting up the companion ladder towards the upper deck he sank, with many others. His conduct appears to have been most noble; he appeared to have no thought for his own safety, and, when called to by some of the officers, who told him that the ship was foundering under them, he refused to leave. The ladies (seven of whom were in the life-boat) behaved most heroically. Some of them had merely time to escape in their night-dress, and, although seated in water up to their knees, not a murmur was uttered. The gig had made Corunna so early as five o'clock in the morning. A Spanish launch took the life-boat and cutter in tow, and brought them safe in, when the survivors were landed, and every attention paid to them by the authorities.

The French national steamer L'Erlbe bore down towards the pinnace, which had been swamped at an early period of the catastrophe. It contained a young man named Michael Bradley, a waiter on board, and the corpse of poor Hall, the midshipman. The steamer afterwards proceeded to the spot where the wreck took place, and succeeded in recovering several packages and trunks which were floating about. It appears that the ship sank in about fifteen fathoms of water, and about four miles from the shore. Eight or ten persons succeeded in reaching the rigging before she went down, and as the upper portion of the main and mizen masts were several feet above the surface of the water, they were enabled to hold on until daybreak, when their situation was observed from the shore, and some boats put off to their assistance. The fate of one passenger, the Rev. Mr. Bascorn, is described to have been most distressing. He had maintained his hold during the night, and until the first boat had reached within a few hundred feet of the wreck, when his strength entirely failed, and he fell backwards into the water, and was seen no more. Captain Duncan is stated to have been one of the most experienced steam-navigators of the day. Although only thirty-two years of age, he had been engaged during the last ten years in Transatlantic steam-navigation, having belonged to the East India Company's ship Enterprise. He also served on board the ill-fated President as second officer, and in two of Cunard's ships. He made one voyage in the Solway as chief officer, and succeeded Captain Britton, sailing his first trip as Commander on the 15th of June, 1842. The catastrophe is believed to have occurred through the strong indraught current which sets into the Bay at this point of the coast, Captain Duncan having, probably, failed to take a sufficiently wide course in steering from the coast.

The Solway was a Scotch-built boat, and this was her fourth voyage. She was a remarkably fast-sailing fine vessel, and had just undergone considerable repairs. The whole of the mails are of course lost, and in fact everything belonging to the vessel. Sunk as she is in thirteen fathoms, and most likely so much injured by striking so hard as she did on the shoal, it is not at all probable the vessel will be ever raised. The loss which will fall upon the insurers in London and Glasgow is estimated at £40,000. The difference between this sum and £60,000, which, in round numbers, is stated to be about the value of the vessel, including all the property she had on board, will constitute another item of loss in the accounts. Of the £40,000, about £30,000 is distributed among the London offices, the underwriters at Lloyd's having fortunately escaped with very trifling damage. Glasgow suffers to the extent of about £10,000.

The following is a list of passengers who are lost, viz.:-- Mr. and Mrs. Fitzjames, four children, and a servant; Mrs. Haly, Mr. Montefiore, Miss Besdon, the Rev. Mr. Bascorn, Mr. Le Main; Mr. Blake, Royal Engineers; Mr. Burtchell, Royal Engineers; Mr. Hunter, Mr. Nicolle, and Mr. Cartwright -- total, 17.

OFFICERS LOST. -- Captain Duncan, Mr. Dicker, surgeon, and Mr. Hall, midshipman, died in the boat -- total, 3.

STEWARD'S DEPARTMENT, LOST. -- Brown, bed-room steward; Westhorpe, saloon cook; Eager, boots; Read, captain's servant; Snibson, officer's servant; Anton, baker; Noel, purser's steward; and Isabella M'Gurn, stewardess -- total 8.

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MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE. -- We copy the following melancholy account from a letter addressed to Captain Joseph Cooke, Superintendent of Pilots, by Captain Cornish, of the ship Pickwick, dated March 2, in lat. 3 10 N., long. 20 40 W.:-- "On Sunday the 19th of February, at twenty minutes past eight o'clock, when in lat. 18 20 N., long. 25 10 W., ship going seven knots before the wind, and rolling much with a heavy northerly swell, Mr. Cooke, the chief mate, and Mr. Henry J. T. Browne, a passenger, were skylarking about the decks. I then went on deck, when they gave over, and I thought no more about it. About ten minutes after, as I was standing on the break of the quarter-deck, I accidentally turned round, and at that moment saw a leg -- I think of poor Cooke -- level with the rail. I ran aft, but was too late. I then threw the life-buoy overboard, put the helm down, and brought the ship right aback: cut away the gig with four men, and hoisted a light at the gaff-end. The gig returned about ten o'clock, after pulling about for more than an hour; but, I'm sorry to say, brought no tidings of either Mr. Cooke or Mr. Browne. I think they must have been stunned in falling, by striking on the quarter-barge, as they neither spoke nor made any noise whatever -- indeed, we should not have known what had become of them, had I not turned my head in the time of the accident. I never saw them afterwards." -- Liverpool Albion.

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Shipping Intelligence

PORT OF BELFAST.

ARRIVED, April 12. -- Prince of Wales (st.), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Athlone (st.), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 14. Tagus, Evans, Glasgow, troops. -- 15. Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Shannon (st.), Higginson, Dublin, goods and passengers; Falcon (st.), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 16. Minerva, M'Cune, Strangford, grain; Prince of Wales (st.), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Mary and Joseph, Starret, Newcastle, stones; H.M.S. Rhadamanthus, Leyn, Glasgow, troops; John and Betsey, M'Dowell, Bangor, slates. -- 17. Herald, Robinson, London, general cargo. -- 18. Tartar (st:), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Birmingham (st.), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers; Countess of Lonsdale (st.), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Thomas Wilson, Black, Copeland, Liverpool, wheat and flour; Success, M'Nally, Chepstow, bark.

SAILED, April 12. -- Mary, Stewart, Glasgow, general cargo. -- 13. Reindeer (st.), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 14. Hooton, Gilmore, Liverpool, general cargo; Hodden Castle, Edgar, Liverpool, general cargo; Henry Smith, Liverpool, general cargo; Mary, Bridgen, Glasgow, general cargo; Prince of Wales (st.), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Tartar (st.), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 15. Lady Stewart, Simms, Derry, flaxseed; Harmony, Finlayson, Wick, salt; Lord Nelson, M'Laughlin, Glasgow, potatoes; Waterwitch, Crilly, Dublin, wheat; Athlone (st.), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 16. Good Design, Gunn, Wick, general cargo. -- 17. H.M.S. Rhadamanthus, Leyn, Liverpool, ballast; Shannon (st.), Higginson, London, goods and passengers; Prince of Wales (st.), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Aurora (st.), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 18. Falcon (st.), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers.

DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.

For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at two o'clock afternoon.

A steamer sails for Dublin, on Wednesday, at seven o'clock evening.

For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Monday, at six o'clock evening.

A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at five o'clock evening.

For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, on Wednesday, at eight o'clock morning.

For Fleetwood, the Prince of Wales, M'Neilage, today, at five o'clock evening.

For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, to-day, at eight o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, at one o'clock afternoon.

For Liverpool, from Portrush, the Coleraine, Johnstone, on Thursday.

For Liverpool, from Warrenpoint, the Lee, Tallan, on Saturday, at two o'clock afternoon.

A new iron steamer, the Erin go Bragh, 120 horses' power, is to run constantly between Liverpool and the Menai Bridge.

ARRIVALS INWARDS.

Arrived here from Liverpool, yesterday morning, the ship Letitia Heyn, Robert Arnold, commander, after a very quick passage, to embark passengers for Quebec. -- (See Advertisement.)

At Valparaiso from Callao, December 24, the Haidee, of Belfast, Marshall.

At this port from Odessa, on Tuesday, the Falcon, of Hull, with a cargo of wheat.

At Elsinore, 7th instant, the Hermina, Pottlick, from Memel to this port.

ARRIVALS OUTWARDS.

At Liverpool from this port, 15th instant, the Moira, Rea.

At Deal, 12th instant, the Iris, Gibson, from this port

At Honfleur from this port, 11th instant, the Royal Victoria, M'Ferran.

At Havre from this port, 12th instant, the Hope, M'Ferran.

Put in at the Mumbles, 15th instant, the Chamcook, of Belfast, Poag, from London to Port Talbot (to load for Marseilles).

Put into Longhope, Orkney, 7th instant, the Godfrey, of Belfast, M'Gibbon, from Liverpool to Anstruther.

At Port Phillip from the Clyde, 7th November, the Ellen, of Glasgow, Wilson; crew and passengers all well.

At Liverpool from this port, 17th instant, the Hooton, Gilmore, and Henry Smith, Long.

At Monte Video from Liverpool, 23d January, the new brig Zuleika, of Belfast, Reid.

SAILINGS OUTWARDS.

From Stromness for Newcastle, 8th inst., the Thomas, of Belfast, Savage.

From Liverpool for New York, 15th instant, the Ohio, Lynn; and Garrick, Skiddy.

LOADING.

At Liverpool for Vera Cruz, the Penninghame, of Belfast, Green.

SPOKEN.

Off Margate, 10th instant, the Hero, M'Kee, from this port to London.

Off Dover, 11th instant, the Belfast, from Porto Rico.

CASUALTIES.

The Urgent, from Liverpool for Jamaica, and Safeguard, have arrived at Milford -- the latter with larboard bow stove in, and loss of anchor and chain, having been in contact with a barque on the night of the 12th inst., to the eastward of the Ormshead. The Urgent was making a little water, and had pumps split.

The brig Stillman, of Glasgow, from the Clyde to Demerara, has been got off the rocks at Scullmartin, and towed up here, for repairs.

LIVERPOOL, April 14. -- The Emily, hence to Halifax, struck the bar in the Victoria Channel, and sank; crew saved.

PENZANCE, April 13. -- The Helena, Golts, from Rotterdam to Liverpool, struck on a sunken rock, one mile from the shore, and went down in seven fathoms; crew saved.

The Belina, Butchard, sailed from Plymouth for Newcastle, on the 25th of January, and has not since been heard of.

DEAL, April 13. -- The Howes, Hanson, from New York to Hull, is wrecked on the Goodwin Sands; part of her cargo saved, and landed here.

The Margaretha Elizabeth sailed from Newport for Dordt, on the 3d of January, and has not since been heard of.

TROON, April 13. -- The John and Mary, of and for Belfast, has been brought in here, to discharge and repair, having been on the rocks, off the Stonehouse.

The transport brig Liverpool, of Liverpool, struck on a sand-bank, in the river Yang-tse-Keang, in December last; and, it being impossible to get her off, she was set fire to and consumed, by orders of the Admiralty.

The schooner Agnes, of London, from Havre to Hamburg, was destroyed by fire, on the night of the 24th ultimo, in lat. 54. N., long. 8.; crew saved, and landed at the Texel.

Intelligence has been received of the total loss of the schooner David, of Perth, 132 tons register, Captain M'Callum, during a hurricane, on the rocks at Barcelona; crew saved.

HALIFAX, April 3. -- The schooner Mary Jane, Gatcumb, of and for Grand Manan, from Halifax, was driven ashore during the night of the 17th ultimo, in a snow storm, at Long Island Bay (Grand Manan); all on board were drowned.

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FREIGHTS.

NEW YORK, March 31. -- To Liverpool, cotton, square and round, ½d. to 3/8d. per lb.; seeds, 12s. to 12s. 6d. per tierce; naval stores, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per barrel; heavy goods, 40s. to 45s. per ton.

CHARLESTON, March 25. -- Freights for Liverpool continue steady, at 5/8d. and ¾d. for square and round bales. Two American vessels for Liverpool, and three British vessels for the Clyde, have been taken up during the week, at those rates.

SAVANNAH, March, 25. -- Freight to Liverpool, 5/8d.

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CAUTION TO MARINERS. -- A sunken reef, not laid down in any chart, was discovered on the 17th November last, at Valparaiso. It lies in lat. 33. 21., about seven miles off the land, and thirty-three miles N. of Tapucalno Reef.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- NAPLES, February, 1843. -- From the 1st of April, 1843, the lighthouse now established on the Great Tower of the Mole, in lat. 40. 50. 15., long. 11.55. 18., from the meridian of Paris, will be discontinued; and for it will be substituted a lenticular light, of the same kind as those now in use on the coast of France. The new light will be of the third order, and of short eclipses, and will give an intermitting light of two periods, one fixed and the other variable; the first will last about seventy seconds, and will be immediately followed by the second period, the duration of which will be about fifty seconds, and will consist of a bright light, preceded and followed by a gradual and perceptible diminution in the brightness of the fixed light; when at sufficient distance, these two depressions of light, between which the maximum light will shine, will appear as a total eclipse. The interval between two successive revolutions of light, comprising the length of the two periods, will be about two minutes. The fire of this new light will be about 184 palmi (about 46 metres) above the level of the sea. The fixed light will be visible in all kinds of weather, at least during the periods of its greatest delopment.

 

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Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 25 April, 1843

Births

At Coleraine, on the 21st instant, the Lady of H. Boyde Mackay, Esq., of a Son.

On the 11th instant, at Sunny Hill, Ballygawley, the Lady of the Rev. Hugh Lefroy Baker, Perpetual Curate of Ballygawley, of a Son.

On the 13th instant, at the house of her father, the Chief Justice, the Lady of Richard Hall, Esq., of a Son.

Marriages

On Thursday the 13th instant, in the Cathedral, Derry, by the Rev. James Graham, Mr. ROBERT BARCLAY of Raphoe, to MARGARET J., only daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Gallagher of Pump Street, Derry.

In St. Anne's Church, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. A. C. Macartney, Vicar, ADAM DUFFIN, Esq., to MARIA, eldest daughter of William Murphy, Esq., of Howard Street.

April 20, at St. Peter's Church, Dublin, WILLIAM WALLACE HARRIS, Esq., of Ashfort, county Armagh, to CAROLINE FRANCES SYDNEY, relict of William Smith Arthur, Esq. of Glanomera, county Clare.

In the Cathedral, Derry, on the 20th instant, the Rev. OLIVER MILLER TRENCH, to ISABELLA, second daughter of John M'Colley, Esq., of Derry.

On the 25th instant, in Benburb Church, Mr. JAMES HANNA of Blackwatertown, to MARY, daughter of William Wilson, Esq., of same town.

On the 19th instant, at St. Peter's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. Hamilton Verschoyle, Captain WILLIAM EDWARD STANLEY, to CECILIA, second daughter of the late James Foot, Esq., of Bannville, county Down.

On the 12th instant, by the Rev. William Hamilton, Edenderry, ROBERT HARVEY, Esq., Lisahoppin, to ELIZA, only daughter of the late John Harvey, Esq.

On the 17th instant, by the Rev. Moses Chambers of Leckpatrick, WILLIAM M'CREA, Esq., South Grange, to SARAH JANE, daughter of Robert M'Crea, Esq., Farmhill.

On 14th instant, by the Rev. Matthew Clark, Ardstraw, Mr. JOSEPH MAXWELL of Meahey, to JANE, daughter of Mr. Gerard Johnston of Ahacessy.

On the 13th instant, by the Rev. John Armstrong, Presbyterian minister, Castlederg, Mr. WILLIAM WALLACE of Dartins, to MATILDA, daughter of Mr. Robert Boggs of Dunrain.

At Strabane, on Thursday last, by the Rev. A. P. Goudy, Mr. HUSTON, to Miss BOYLE, daughter of Mr. Bolton Doyle of said place.

Deaths

In Dublin on Friday the 21st instant, ALEXANDER M'DONNELL, Esq., of Cushendall, many years in the Antrim Regiment of Militia, and late of Darlington Lodge, county Westmeath.

On the 17th instant, at his residence, RICHARD FOSTER ANDERSON of Walshestown Castle, county Down.

In Loretto Convent, Rathfarnham, on Tuesday the 18th instant, MARY, second daughter of the late Mr. Peter M'Keown, Belfast.

On the 10th instant, Mr. SAM. M'MORRAN of Ballystockart, near Comber, aged forty-seven years.

On the 2d instant, in the fifty-fourth year of her age, MARY, wife of Mr. Archibald Kennedy of Monlough, in the parish of Comber.

On Tuesday last, at Coleraine, deeply and deservedly regretted, the beloved wife of Alexander Cuthbert, Esq.

On the 7th instant, aged twenty-seven, Mr. JABEZ BUNTING, solicitor, Leeds, third son of the Rev. Dr. Bunting.

On the 17th instant, at Clogher, the residence of her grandfather, Mr. Edward Beatty, in the twenty-third year of her age, MARGARET, eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Cousins, formerly of Mullarodden, county Tyrone, and now residing in the United States of America. Her lengthened afflictions were greatly blessed to her, and her latter end was full of peace and hope.

On the 10th instant, Mr. SAMUEL M'MORRAN of Ballystockart, near Comber, aged forty-seven. He was an estimable husband and father, a faithful friend, active and persevering in his business habits, and a man of strict integrity. His early removal will long be lamented by those who enjoyed the pleasure of his society.

April 15, at Mount-Pleasant, near Omagh, after a tedious illness, the Rev. CLAUDIUS CRIGAN, many years a magistrate for the county of Tyrone.

At his residence, Ramelton, on the 9th instant, ROBERT PATTERSON, Esq., aged eighty-two.

At Half-Town, Ballyfatton, near Strabane Mrs. HAYES, wife of Mr. Hayes of said place.

At Strabane, on Friday last, Mr. FRANCIS BLAIR.

On Friday last, at Strabane, Mr. ORR, son of Mr. John Orr.

At New York, on the 26th ultimo (after premature confinement), aged twenty-seven years, SARAH, wife of Mr. James Mackean, and daughter of Mr. Samuel Johnston, Belfast.

At 213, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, on the 6th instant, Mrs. ANN GILLESPIE, wife of the Rev. Dr. Mitchell.

On Wednesday the 5th instant, JANE, wife of Mr. Hugh M'Curdy Hamilton, Ballymoney, in the forty-second year of her age.

At Bath, Miss LIDDELL, second daughter of the late Sir Henry Liddell, Bart., sister of the present Lord Ravensworth of Ravensworth Castle, Durham, and aunt to the Marchioness of Normanby.

April 10, at Torquay, the Hon. EMILY SARAH TRENCH.

April 8, at Bandon, MATTHEW FITZPATRICK, Esq., Sub-Inspector of Police.

On the 7th instant, SARAH JANE, wife of Mr. Alexander Livingston of Artana, in the thirty-fifth year of her age.

At Lurgan, on the 12th instant, Mr. ROBERT BULLOCKE, in the seventy-sixth year of his age.

On the 12th of February, at Trichinopoly, from cholera, Assistant-Surgeon DAVID TRAIL, of the 31st Regiment Light Infantry.

Lately, at St. Petersburg, Baron STIEGLITZ, the Banker. His property is estimated at the enormous sum of fifty millions of roubles, between five and six millions sterling. He was a native of Hanover, where his elder brother, one of the most celebrated physicians in Germany, died a few years since.

On the 2d inst., at Anaghlone, of fever, MARY, eldest daughter, aged eighteen years; also, on the 27th ult., aged sixteen ARTHUR, eldest son; and, on the 20th ult., PATRICK, second son of Mr. Thomas M'Neill.

Clippings

EXTENSIVE SEIZURE OF TOBACCO. -- On Wednesday last, 19th inst., Lieut, Knipe and Mr. Sarsfield Moore, R.N., assisted by their respective crews, seized 5,500 lbs. of tobacco, at Patton's Fall, between the Cushendun and Cushendall stations.

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MURDER IN KILKENNY. -- We understand that almost, if not altogether, the entire gang of assassins and conspirators implicated in the murder of Hoynes are in safe keeping in the county jail. The second of the two charged with actually perpetrating this atrocious crime was arrested here on Saturday last. His name is Mullins, and he had been a servant in the employment of Mr. Patrick Dullard, Black Quarries, near this city. It appears he had come to that neighbourhood for the purpose of concealment, or, as it is alleged by some, to receive the balance of the price of blood of which he received "earnest" on the last fair day of Kilkenny. One of the gang previously arrested, knowing the haunts of Mullins, offered to undertake to decoy him if allowed to go at large. His proposition was agreed to, and he proceeded to the Black Quarries, where he met with Mullins, and told him he has been liberated, as the Crown had abandoned all proceedings. He then allured him to John Street, where the police were lying in wait and arrested him. It is confidently stated that it was a portion of this gang who attacked Messrs. Brenan and Comerford on the Bonnettstown road, and murdered Mortimer at Freshford. We have been also informed that it is now ascertained (just as we hinted at the time) that Gorges Hely, Esq., of Johnstown, was not burned to death, but murdered, and burnt after death, by the same diabolical crew. -- Kilkenny Journal.

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Shipping Intelligence

PORT OF BELFAST.

ARRIVED, April 19. -- Adelaide, Griffith, Newport, general cargo; Comet, Simms, Plymouth, manganese, &c.; Rapid, M'Dowell, Glasgow, general cargo. -- 20. Newcastle (st.), Burton, Carlisle, goods and passengers; Athlone (st.), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Aurora (st.), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Prince of Wales (st.), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers.

SAILED, April 19. -- Countess of Lonsdale (st.), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Birmingham (st.) Church, Dublin, goods and passengers. -- 20. Reindeer (st.) Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 21. Triton, Carnell, London, general cargo; Newcastle (st.), Burton, Carlisle, goods and passengers.

DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.

For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, on Saturday, at seven o'clock evening.

A steamer sails for Dublin, to-morrow, at seven o'clock evening.

For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Friday, at eight o'clock evening.

A steam-ship sails for London, calling at Dublin, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Southampton, on Monday, at eleven o'clock morning.

For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, to-morrow, at eight o'clock morning.

For Fleetwood, the Prince of Wales, M'Neilage, on Friday, at seven o'clock evening.

For Stranraer, the Maid of Galloway, Haswell, today, at nine o'clock morning.

For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, at eight o'clock morning; and from Liverpool for Derry, to-day, at nine o'clock morning.

For Liverpool, from Portrush, the Coleraine, Johnstone, on Thursday.

For Liverpool, from Warrenpoint, the Lee, Tallan, on Saturday, at two o'clock afternoon.

A new iron steamer, the Erin go Bragh, 120 horses' power, is to run constantly between Liverpool and the Menai Bridge.

ARRIVALS INWARDS.

At this port from Liverpool, on Thursday, the ship Arabian, of Belfast, Rainey, with a cargo of salt.

At Liverpool from New York, 19th inst., the Roscius, Collins.

At Southampton from the West Indies, 20th instant, the Medway, Royal West India mail steamer; left St. Thomas 26th ultimo, Bermuda 3d instant, and Fayal 13th, with 35,274 dollars, £2,677 sterling, £640 in jewels, 1,637 oz. in gold dust, 929 oz. of silver, and £7,000 in gold and silver.

At Liverpool, 17th instant, the Robert Ker, of Belfast, Agnew, from Mobile.

At Madras from Singapore, February 4, the Premier of Belfast, Brownrigg.

ARRIVALS OUTWARDS.

At Elsinore, 11th inst., the Commodore, Watt, from this port to the Baltic.

At Runcorn from this port, 16th instant, the Tyro, Edwards.

SAILINGS INWARDS.

From Malta for Catania, 1st instant, the Gipsy, of Belfast, Butler.

Put into Milford, 16th instant, the Eliza; Laugharne, from Llanelly to Newry.

From Deal, 21st instant, the Ardent, Markey, from London for this port.

SAILINGS OUTWARDS.

From this port for Quebec, on Thursday; the Sarah Stewart, of Belfast, Low, with goods and passengers.

From this port for St. John, N.B., on Thursday, the Sally, Dutchman, in ballast.

From Liverpool for New York, 19th instant, the Washington, Benson.

From Liverpool for Halifax and Boston, 19th instant, the new steamer Hibernia, Judkins.

From Falmouth for the West Indies, 17th instant, the Forth, Royal West India mail steamer.

LOADING.

At Port Talbot for Alicante, the William, of Belfast, Montgomery.

CLEARED.

At London for this port, 18th instant, the Courier, Stewart.

CASUALTIES.

TROON, April 17. -- The John and Mary, of and for Belfast, Hamilton, was got off the rocks, after discharging part of her coal. She is now in dry dock, and will require considerable repairs; her keel appears to be much destroyed; there is no insurance upon her. It was providential the gale took: off, or she would have gone to pieces.

The Enterprise, from Messina to Catania and London, sailed from the former port on the 21st November last, and has not since been heard of.

LIMERICK, April 15, -- The John and Ellen, from Bantry to the Clyde, sprang a leak, off Howth, and sank; crew saved.

MILFORD, April 16. -- The Charlotte, Ryan, from Cardiff to Waterford, sailed hence, yesterday, struck on the South Bishop's Rock, carried away her rudder, became unmanageable, and sank, this morning, S.S.E. of the South Bishop; crew saved.

FALMOUTH, April 20. -- H.M.S. Megæra, bound to Vera Cruz, was wrecked on Beure Bush Quay, Old Harbour, Jamaica, 4th ultimo.

ANTIGUA, March 22. -- The Maria Henderson, from Benin to Liverpool, which put in here, January 16, in distress, has been declared unseaworthy.

LISBON, April 14. -- The Dale, Farley, from Liverpool to New Orleans, having experienced heavy gales and tremendous seas, from the 21st March to the 4th April, was abandoned, on the 8th instant, with four and a-half feet water in her hold, the Rock of Lisbon bearing S.E., distant about seventy miles, and shortly after went down. The crew (seventeen in number) took to the boats, and were picked up, and landed here. The Portuguese schooner of war Amelia struck on a sunken rock, not marked in the chart, off Benzuela, on the 14th Dec. last, and was totally lost; crew saved. Doubts are entertained for the safety of the Portuguese war-schooner Algarve, out three months, on a cruise off the Cape de Verd Islands, and has not since been heard of. The war brigantine Vouga, built at this arsenal, sailed from this about eighty days since, for Algarve, on a cruise, just previous to the heavy gales lately experienced on this coast; no intelligence having been received from her up to the present, it is much feared she has either foundered, or capsized.

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NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- NEW LIGHTS IN THE HARBOUR OF DANTZIC. -- DANTZIC, February 21. -- The smaller of the two stationary lights in the harbour of Dantzic, at Neufahrwasser, which heretofore has been shown in a small beacon, quite close to the great lighthouse, will, on the 15th of April, this year, appear for the last time; but from and after the 16th of April, this year, a stationary light, on Fresners principle, will be exhibited at the end of the eastern mole of the harbour, in a small iron beacon-tower, newly erected, and will be kept burning, together with the great stationary light, every night, from sunset to sunrise. The new light stands north, per compass, 4,300 Rhinland feet distant from the great lighthouse. It is 43 feet above the surface of the water, at a medium light, and may be seen, in clear weather, in all directions, at the distance of two and-half German miles, when the eye of the spectator is about ten feet above the water. The light on the eastern mole, bearing S. by E., or S.S.E., with five fathoms of water, there is good anchorage in the roads. The two lights, which, when seen due south, appear as one, then show at a considerable distance apart, that of the great lighthouse, or the higher one, westward of that of the Mole.

NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- The wreck sunk off Whitehaven has been buoyed, and endeavours will be made to raise it, should the weather prove moderate. The following is an exact description of the position of the wreck:-- St. Bee's Head bears, by compass, S.W. by W. ½ W.; Workington Point E. by N. ½ N.; Whitehaven harbour distant about six miles, S. by E., ½ E.

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The Army.

The sentence upon Assistant-Surgeon, Yynoch, 64th Depot, tried by Court-martial in Limerick garrison in February last, is dismissal from the service, and which was communicated to him at Tralee barracks on Friday last.

43d DEPOT. -- This depot has received orders to hold themselves in readiness to march from Enniskillen, to relieve the 27th depot in Mullingar, which depot is to replace the 43d in the former place.

Lord Adolphus F. C. W. Vane, second son of the Marquis and Marchioness of Londonderry, has entered the Army as second Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade.

WOOLWICH, April 19. -- The depot of the 1st Dragoon Guards, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Maclean, marched from Woolwich this morning for Canterbury, where they will be stationed with the troop horses, handed over to them by the 7th Dragoon Guards until the arrival of the service companies of the 1st Dragoon Guards from Canada. The depot of the 16th Lancers, will leave Woolwich to-morrow morning, with the remainder of the horses of Canterbury.

ENSIGN MACLACHLAN. -- An order for the liberation of Ensign Maclachlan arrived at Malta, by the last packet from England. In compliance with this order the young officer was liberated within half an hour after the delivery of the despatches. It may be remembered that, Ensign Maclachlan was condemned to six months' imprisonment by the criminal court at Malta, for an alleged insult to a religious procession.

The contingent allowance to the Captains of companies of regiments ordered to be reduced in establishment to 740 rank and file, is, we understand, by a liberal decision, of the Secretary-at-War, to be continued at the highest rate, viz. 2s. per diem, as voted by Parliament prior to the order for reduction.

THE 54TH REGIMENT. -- Much discussion has been caused in the military circles in Dublin by the report that on the arrival of Col. Fane with the head-quarters of the 54th, he, as the senior officer in Dublin, would be obliged to succumb to Col. Chatterton, of the 4th Dragoon Guards, the present Commandant of Dublin garrison. We understand that the veteran Colonel of the 54th is determined to maintain his right to the command. There is much anxiety for the issue of this point and its final results, for we have heard that, if any obstacles are thrown in the way of Col. Chatterton retaining the command, the 54th will be, for the second time, on this account, sent out of the Dublin garrison. -- Limerick Chronicle.

The Artillery, 4th and 5th Dragoon Guards, 54th, 61st, 69th, and 72d Regiments were inspected on Monday, by Sir Edward Blakeney, in the Phœnix Park. The depot 10th Light Infantry took the guards.

 

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