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Banner of Ulster - Friday, 2 June, 1843

Marriages

On the 6th April, by the Rev. W. T. Wishart, Seymour Pickett, Esq., of Kingston, to Letitia French, eldest daughter of Mr. James Agnew, of St. John's, N.B.

On the evening of Tuesday the 23d ult., at the Head Inn, Larne, by the Rev. Henry W. Molyneaux, Presbyterian minister, Mr. James Kirkpatrick, Baker, of that town, to Mary, eldest daughter of Hamilton Chichester, Esq.

On the 18th inst., at the Cathedral Church of Downpatrick, by his brother, the Rev. Thomas Smith of Benison Lodge, county of Westmeath, Edward H. Smith, of Londonderry, Esq., to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Hugh Wallace of Downpatrick, Esq.

Deaths

At his house, Rockcorry, on the 6th ult., of fever, Dr. Richard Shannon, after a short illness, which he bore with exemplary patience. Dr. Shannon was a truly affectionate husband, tender parent, and steady friend. He was cut off in the midst of much usefulness.

On the 14th inst., in Markethill, Eliza, wife of Joshua Paul Barker, Esq., J.P., Captain and Adjutant of the Armagh militia, and only sister of the late General Stuart of Limerick, F.I.C.S.

On the 7th inst., aged nineteen years. Daniel, eldest son of H. Brown, Esq. of Kilmore, county Down

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COMMITTALS. -- The undermentioned individuals have been committed by the Magistrates during last week, for trial at the next Quarter Sessions:-- Joseph Fagan, for illegally having in his possession, and offering in pawn, a piece of linen, the property of Messrs. Smith & Co., Banbridge; Thomas Doran, for stealing, in February last, eleven pieces of linen, the property of Messrs. Smith & Co.; Ellen Kane, for stealing a shawl, the property of Jane Inchliff; Sarah O'Neill, for stealing 13s. from James Montgomery of Verner Street.

Mr. Henry Milford, of Antrim, has been admitted an Attorney of her Majesty's Courts of Queen's Bench, Exchequer, and Common Pleas, and a Solicitor of her Majesty's High Court of Chancery in Ireland.

ORDINATION. -- On Tuesday the 30th ult., the Presbytery of Dungannon ordained the Rev. Hugh Alexander to the pastoral charge of the Presbyterian congregation, Ballyreagh, vacant by the appointment of the Rev. James M'Kee to the General Assembly's Indian Mission.

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Domestic Intelligence.

Ireland.

ROMAN CATHOLIC OATHS (Ireland) BILL. -- "A Bill to abolish the Catholic oath as a qualification for voters at elections in Ireland" -- (introduced by R. D. Ross, Esq., M.P.) -- Whereas, by an Act passed in the tenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of his Majesty's Roman Catholic Subjects," it was amongst other things enacted, that persons professing the Roman Catholic religion, being otherwise qualified, should be entitled to vote at elections of members to serve in Parliament upon their taking and subscribing a certain oath therein set forth, which said oath was thereby substituted for, and directed to be taken in place of, the several oaths of allegiance, supremacy, and abjuration; and, instead of the declaration at that time required, and instead also of such other oath or oaths as were then by law required to be taken by any of his Majesty's subjects professing the Roman Catholic religion; and whereas another Act was passed in the second and third years of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to Amend the Representation of the People of Ireland:" And whereas doubts have existed whether, under the provisions of the said last-mentioned Act, it continues to be necessary for persons professing the Roman Catholic religion in Ireland being otherwise qualified to take and subscribe the said oath previous to voting at the election of members to serve in Parliament, and great diversity of practice has prevailed in this respect; and whereas it is expedient that such doubts should be removed. Be it therefore enacted and declared, by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that from and after the passing of this Act, no person professing the Roman Catholic religion in Ireland being otherwise quailed shall be required to take the said oath, previous to voting at the election of members to serve in Parliament; and that her Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects shall be admitted to vote at such elections, on the same conditions, and on the taking of the same oaths, as are by law required to be taken by her Majesty's Protestant subjects in that part of the United Kingdom.

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. -- On Monday se'ennight, a young man named Blackwell, aged-about eighteen years, son to the sportsman and caretaker on the Ardee and Red House estates, while engaged in conversation, in a field near Ardee, with a man of Mr. Ritchie's, was leaning on the muzzle of a gun which he had with him. The person with whom he had been talking had just walked away, when, by some accident, the gun was discharged, and the contents passed through the lungs of young Blackwell, who expired in about five hours after the fatal accident. -- Drogheda Argus.

John Kelly, an humble farmer, died, on Wednesday night, at Ballydrane, near this city, at the patriarchal age of 110 years! His sister and three brothers survive him, whose united ages, conjointly with the deceased, number 473 years. -- Limerick Chronicle.

TROOPS FOR IRELAND. -- On Sunday morning, we believe quite unexpectedly, the 2d Dragoon Guards (or Queen's Bays), then stationed in the Cavalry Barrack, Hulme, received the "route" for Ireland, and they marched from Manchester on Monday for Liverpool, on their route to Ireland. It is said that their present destination is Mullingar. -- Manchester Guardian.

EXTRAORDINARY EXPEDITION IN DESPATCHING TROOPS AND ARMS TO IRELAND. -- Her Majesty's first-class "steam-frigate Cyclops was lying totally dismantled on Saturday last at Woolwich, and the engineers of the Dock-yard had disconnected part of her machinery for the purpose of effectually repairing her. On Sunday morning, at four o'clock, she was commissioned by Captain Austin, C.B., and the following day, Monday, by four o'clock p.m., she was completely rigged, had got her large guns on board, with ammunition and stores from the Royal Arsenal, her provisions and tanks of water from Deptford, including 300 tons of coals, and was in every respect ready for sea within the short space of thirty-six hours. Lieutenant-Colonel Burton, of the Woolwich division, Royal Marines, embarked at a late hour on Monday evening, and the Cyclops sailed at the early hour of two o'clock on Tuesday morning, but was detained some time by the dense fog on the river. She was able to proceed, however, in the course of the morning, to Sheerness, there to receive on board a large detachment of Royal Marines from Chatham. The crew of the Cyclops is to consist of 175 men; but to make way for the great number of Marines, 145 only will be taken from the guard-ship at Sheerness for the purpose of manning her. The Monkey steam-vessel left Woolwich at the same time this morning as the Cyclops, to take back the parties who navigated the latter, as they were taken on the emergency of the case from the Sydenham and other vessels belonging to her Majesty at present at Woolwich. The Alban steam-vessel, Lieutenant Commander Jeayes, came down from Deptford at an early hour this morning to Woolwich, and sailed immediately for Portsmouth, where it is expected she will be ordered to assist in conveying a part of the Marines intended to proceed to Ireland. -- Morning Chronicle of Tuesday.

The Malabar, 72, is getting ready, with all despatch, for the purpose of conveying marines and stores to Ireland. A battalion will be stationed at Cork, and a company of marine artillery at Dublin. Rear-Admiral Bowles has received orders to hoist his flag as commander on the Irish station; and it is stated that a strong squadron of war-steamers and frigates will be placed at his disposal. A rumour is current in Belfast, that the large print-works formerly occupied by M'Pherson & Co., at Old-Park, about a mile from town, will be immediately fitted up for the reception of a regiment of cavalry.

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Shipping Intelligence.

PORT OF BELFAST/

ARRIVED, May 20. -- Royal Adelaide (steamer), Dublin, goods and passengers; Black Eagle (pleasure-yacht), Boomer, Warrenpoint; Betsey, Allen, Derry, general cargo; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 28. Prince of Wales (steamer), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Mary, Dempsey, Glasgow, stones; Aurora, Paris, Riga, flax; Fame, Chambers, Wigtown, bark, &c. -- 29. Minerva, M'Clure, Dublin, general cargo; Pearl, Hill, Glasgow, stones; Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers. -- 30. Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Britannia (st.), M'Grath, Dublin, goods and passengers; Brancepeth Castle, Elliott, Riga, flax; Ruby, Rodgers, Larne, flour; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Mary, Burns, Groomsport, timber and ropes; Prosperity, Latimer, Carlisle, alabaster. -- 31. William, Miskimmon, Bangor, slates.

SAILED, May 26. -- Prince George, Porter, Portaferry, general cargo; Newhaven, Main, Greenock, rags; Prince of Wales (steamer), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers. -- 27. Athlone (steamer), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 28. Ruby, Rodgers, Larne, grain. -- 29. Triton, Duncan, Petersburg, sand; Catherine and Isabella, Beggs, Glasgow, oats; Prince of Wales (steamer), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Royal Adelaide (steamer), Soy, London, goods and passengers. -- 30. Mary Ann, Bone, Preston, provisions; Mona, Campbell, Kirkcudbright, bones; Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers; Mary, Houston, Strangford, bricks; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers.

DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.

For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davies, to-morrow, at twelve o'clock noon.

A steamer sails for Dublin, on Wednesday, at four o'clock afternoon.

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

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

For Stranraer, the Maid of Galloway, Haswell, on Tuesday, June 13, at twelve o'clock noon.

For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, to-day, at twelve o'clock noon; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, at five o'clock evening.

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

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

For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, the Columbia, Shannon, 4th June.

From Falmouth for the West Indies, calling at Madeira, the Severn, Royal West India mail steamer, on 3d June.

ARRIVALS INWARDS.

At Liverpool from Savannah, 24th ultimo, the Nelson Village, of Belfast, Graham.

At Liverpool from Charleston, 28th ultimo, the Catherine, of Belfast, Baird.

At Liverpool, from Havre, 26th ultimo, the Hope, of Belfast, M'Ferran.

At Liverpool from New York, [-- ? --] America.

At Elsinore, 10th ultimo, the Eliza, Lindestraus, from Memel to this port.

At Liverpool from Maracaibo, 27th ultimo, the Ulster, of Belfast, Drennan.

At Falmouth from Corfu, 25th ultimo, the Shannon, of Belfast, Stephenson, and proceeded for Aberdeen.

ARRIVALS OUTWARDS.

At New York from this port, 5th ultimo, the Agitator, of Belfast, Henry, with passengers.

At New Orleans from Liverpool, the Planter, of Belfast, Marshall.

At Charlotte-Town, Prince Edward's Island, from this port, the Chieftain, of Larne, Legate,, with passengers, in thirty days; crew and passengers all well.

At Miramichi from this port, 10th ultimo, the Thomas Gelston, of Belfast, Bulla, in thirty-one days; all well.

At Liverpool from this port, 29th ultimo, the Falcon, Smith.

At Liverpool from Galway, 26th ultimo, the Jane, with the crew of the Virginia packet, from Liverpool to Mobile, abandoned 18th ultimo, off Kinsale.

At Alicante from Port Talbot, 16th ultimo, the William, of Belfast, Montgomery.

At New York from Liverpool, the Garrick, Lusanne, Brooklyn, Eagle, Rochester, Samuel Hicks, and Memphis.

SAILINGS INWARDS.

From St. Helena, 7th April, the Intrinsic, of Belfast, Davidson, from Bombay to Liverpool.

SAILINGS OUTWARDS.

From this port for New York, yesterday, the Lagrange, of Bowdoinham, with about 150 passengers, and a cargo of iron, salt, &c.

From Liverpool for Reval, 29th ultimo, the Regatta, of Belfast, Martin.

From Stromness for London, 17th ultimo, the Juno, of Belfast, Wilson.

From Liverpool for New York, 27th ultimo, the Viola, Jamieson.

LOADING.

At Liverpool for Quebec, the Mary, of Derry, Berger.

SPOKEN.

The Robert Ker, of Belfast, Agnew, from Liverpool to Quebec, 19th ultimo, in lat. 51., long. 10.

The Dolphin, from Newry to Quebec, 29th April, in lat. 47., long. 33.

The Acadia steamer, Ryrie, from Liverpool to Halifax and Boston, 21st ultimo, in lat. 51. 7. N., long. 12. 32. W.

CASUALTIES.

LIVERPOOL, May 24. -- The Brunette, Thompson, from Liverpool to Quebec, was wrecked, 27th April, on St. Paul's Island; crew saved.

HALIFAX, May 18. -- A barque, reported to be the Elizabeth, from Liverpool, went ashore on St. Paul's, C.B., about 29th April; crew and part of cargo saved. The William Rippon, Brown, from Sunderland to Quebec, sank in the ice, off Cape North, 29th April; crew saved. The Adeline, Price, from Sunderland to St. John's, N.B., went ashore on Buccero; twenty-eight days out.

LEITH, May 25. -- The Reward, from Dublin to Shields, foundered yesterday, having sprung a leak, on the 23d, off Bell Rock; crew saved.

SHIELDS, May 24. -- The Concord, of this port, foundered, after being in contact with the Ebenezer, of Brixham; crew saved.

MIDDLEBOROUGH, May 24. -- The Isabella, of Maundsley, was run down, last night, off the Humber, by the Itinerant, of this port.

HARLINGEN, May 22. -- The Anne, from Hull to Bremen, was stranded on the coast of Ameland, 17th instant; crew, materials, and part of cargo, saved.

CRONSTADT, May 11. -- The ice, from Cronslot to Toll Beacon, is fast on the south shore; on the north side there is a narrow passage, about two cables' length, for vessels.

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A SURVIVOR OF THE 44TH. -- "CAMP, DEESA, March 2. -- This morning a strange man came into camp, covered with hair, and almost naked, his face burnt very much. He turned out to be Lance-Sergeant Philip Edwards, of the Queen's 44th Regiment, who escaped at the general slaughter at Gundamuck, Afghanistan; and, after travelling fifteen months in a southerly direction by the sun, he found his way into camp here, not knowing where he was. He says the 44th men were all drunk, and could make no resistance, and that the Sepoys threw away their arms and were cut down. He was wounded by a bullet in the leg, and when the men were nearly all cut up, he mounted a camel with another man and made off. They kept together eight months, and then separated, as they could not agree about the direction of travelling. They lived on any grain they could find, and killed goats now and then, but sometimes were obliged to live on grass and herds. The Affghans treated them well, but on entering Scinde the natives used to hunt them out of their villages, and set dogs on them. This man is a Scotchman, and was in the 3d Buffs, but exchanged with a married man. He is a fine soldier-looking fellow; some of our men knew him when in the Buffs. We have given him 120 rupees, and the men have given him nearly 300. He has left here for Bombay, and is going to England to join the 44th."

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SYMPTOMATIC. -- "I don't say as how Missus drinks, but I do know that the bottle in the dark closet don't keep full all the time.

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THE SMALLEST HOMŒOPATHIC DOSE EVER KNOWN. On Thursday last we read that Sir Robert Peel took the sense of the House -- Punch.

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Local Intelligence

BALLYEASTON.

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. -- About nine o'clock on the morning of Thursday the 25th instant, a farmer, residing in the townland of Ballyboley, in this parish, named M'Broom, laid open his throat with a razor while in a fit of temporary insanity, brought on, as is supposed, by the embarrassed state of his affairs. A few minutes previous to his committing the rash act, his wife had gone out to attend her cows, and, on her return, found the door of the house fastened on the inside; when, on looking in at the window, she discovered her husband sitting in a pool of blood, and the fatal instrument lying near him. On giving the alarm, medical assistance was procured, and, although much enfeebled by loss of blood, favourable hopes are entertained of the unhappy man's recovery. -- Correspondent.

PORTADOWN.

A daring robbery was committed in the house of Mr. Hammond of the Excise department, in this town, on the night of Wednesday last, by, it is supposed, a band of ruffians who infest this town and neighbourhood. The articles taken were not of a valuable description, but we are glad, through the exertions of the police, that part of the stolen property was recovered. The perpetrators of this outrage have as yet, we are sorry to say, escaped detection. We may with propriety allude to a fact generally known, that though this town contains a population of nearly three thousand souls, yet it does not possess a local magistrate. This is strange, and deserves particular attention, more especially as the late and present Government have paid a deaf ear to the petitions of the citizens in favour of a gentleman who was, without a shadow of cause or offence, dismissed from the commission of the peace by the then Government of the day (1834), and whom the noble Lieutenant of the County refuses to recommend, and the Government, despite the wishes of the people of all sects and parties, have refused to reappoint to that office. -- Correspondent.

RATHFRILAND.

MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENT AT RATHFRILAND. -- On Thursday last, a little girl, aged between nine and ten years, the daughter of a poor man named Tremble, of Tarfergus, was killed by a horse and cart passing over her, in Caddell's Lane, Rathfriland. No blame can be attached to the young man who had charge of the horse and cart, as he had the horse by the head, and was walking quietly up the street, when a number of people and children met him, who had been assembled to witness the performances of equestrian actors in the Market Square previously. On, meeting the horse, it appears, this child and another who was with her separated, passing down the Lane, one on each side of the horse; in doing which, the deceased had come into contact with the horse -- was thrown down, and the cart wheel passed over her head, causing almost instant death. An inquest was held on Friday, by Dr. Tyrell, Co. Coroner, and a verdict of "Accidental death" was recorded. Correspondent.

BOARDMILLS.

FATAL ACCIDENT. -- On Thursday the 25th ultimo, a fatal accident occurred in the family of Mr. David M'Dowell of the townland of Ballycorgannon, near Boardmills, county Down. Ot appears that Mrs. M'Dowell, had gone on a visit to a neighbouring house, leaving four children behind her at home; the eldest of whom, having went up stairs and commenced dancing or jumping on the loft above, caused a loaded gun to fall from the fireplace beneath, and, horrible to relate, the gun went off, and shot their only daughter dead on the spot! Her head was literally blown to atoms, the greater part of it having been got in the kitchen window, in a mutilated condition. This is another instance of the incautious manner in which loaded fire-arms are placed in houses where there are children, and should operate as a warning to all parents possessing fire-arms to secure them so as to prevent occurrences of this and similar kinds. -- A Correspondent.

 

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Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 27 June, 1843

Marriages

In the house of the lady's father, on the 22d inst., by the Rev. Samuel Blair of Ballygraney, Mr. Alex. Boyd of Drumhirk, farmer, to Margaret, daughter of Mr. Peter M'Clinton of Granshaw, Bangor.

In Glasgow, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Wm. Gordon, R.C.C., Mr. Daniel O'Halloran, of the Hunterian Museum, to Catherine, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Peter M'Keown of Belfast.

On the 14th instant, at Clones Church, by the Rev. John H. Jameson, Dr. William Middleton, of Fintona, to Frances Anne, eldest daughter of J. K. Jameson, Esq., of Clonkeen, Clones.

On the 1st instant, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by the Rev. William Dodd, Edward Sinclair, Esq., of Dungannon, County Tyrone, to Sophia, youngest daughter of the late Joseph Morton, Esq., of that town.

Deaths

At his house in Franklin Place, on the 23d instant, Mr. Robert Simms, in the eighty-third year of his age. For upwards of thirty years he discharged, with zealous attention to its interests, the duties of Assistant Secretary to the Royal Belfast Academical Institution.

DEATH OF ROBERT WEIR, JUN., ESQ.; MONTREAL. -- The last arrival from America brings intelligence of the death of Robert Weir, Jun., Esq., proprietor and chief editor of the Montreal Herald, and son of Mr. Robert Weir of Glasgow, Mr. Weir died of consumption, on the 16th ultimo, in the thirty-fourth year of his age, and from the character which he had earned for himself in the province, his demise appears to have been regarded in the light of a public loss. Mr. Weir has left a young widow, having married, in July last, Sophia, daughter of Dr. Henderson, of Brockville, Canada West.

On the 8th June, at the Ulster Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, from an attack of fever, Michael Connolly, from the parish of Drumsnatt, County of Monaghan, aged twelve years. This interesting boy was totally deaf and dumb and blind; and was admitted into the Institution on February last, in consequence of a special fund having been subscribed for his education, by some friends, who were encouraged to do so, by perusing the memoir of Laura Bridgman, a poor girl similarly afflicted, who is now under a successful process of instruction, in the Massachusetts Asylum for the blind. During the brief period of his sojourn in the Institution, he evinced a large share of intelligence; and his affectionate, docile, and cheerful demeanour, secured the sympathy and love of all his fellow-pupils, and awakened a deep interest in the breast of every stranger who visited the school. The Committee would have diligently followed up their plans for conveying instruction to this peculiarly engaging child, who had thus a threefold claim upon their care; but it has pleased God to remove him early.

On the 3d, inst., in Bridge Street, Kilrea, Mary, wife of Mr. Wm. Patterson, aged sixty years.

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Madame Montgolfier, the widow of the celebrated savant who was the inventor of the first air balloon called "Montgolfier," is still living, and has just entered her hundred and tenth year.

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Domestic Intelligence

Ireland.

DEATH BY DROWNING. -- A young man, named William Jackson, whose parents reside in Ballymacdermott, near this town, was drowned, on Sunday last, while bathing in the tide, near the rampart. -- Newry Telegraph.

DREADFUL ACCIDENT. -- On Saturday evening last, a most afflicting accident occurred on board the canal boat, coming to Limerick, from Dublin. When the boat was passing the lock near Clonlara, the Rev. Mr. Cousins, a Dissenting clergyman from England, who with his wife were on their way to Killarney, looked out at one of the side windows of the boat, to observe their position, when the boat received a sudden side move, as it generally does, by coming in contact with either side of the gateway, and the head of the unfortunate gentleman was caught between the boat and the wall of the dock; and he received such dreadful injury, that he died at the hotel, in Limerick, a few hours after the occurrence. -- Clare Journal.

AWFUL THUNDER STORM. -- On Sunday, this town and neighbourhood were visited with a most awful thunder-storm, accompanied by vivid flashes of lightning, the rain pouring down in torrents. The heat during the early part of the day, and up to five o'clock" (the hour at which the elements began to discharge the thunders of artillery upon the earth), was unsufferably warm. It is much to be feared that much loss to life and property has occurred. We have just heard that three boys, two of them brothers, named Gordon, of the ages of eighteen and nineteen, and their cousin, a young lad named Grehan, were drowned while bathing, in a little lake at Errew, about two miles from town. It is supposed that they were struck by one of the electric flashes. -- Castlebar Telegraph.

At Templemore, on Thursday, a Constabulary Court, composed of the sub-inspectors of the adjacent districts, assembled to inquire into the;conduct of certain sub-constables who had a regular boxing match, on the merits of a repeal of the union.

INFLUENZA. -- Some idea may be formed of the extent of influenza at present in the city, from the circumstance of the daily number of new applicants to the Sick Poor Institution, Meath Street, being increased from the usual average of forty or fifty to above one hundred during the last week. -- Saunders.

TROOPS (IRELAND). -- According to a return from the Adjutant-General's Office, laid before the House of Commons, the number of troops in Ireland in 1833 was 23,998, in 1834, 23,035, and they gradually diminished till 1840, when only 14,956 were found sufficient.

ROYAL ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION. -- OFFICE OF ASSISTANT-SECRETARY. -- By the death of Mr. Robert Simms of Franklin Place, the office of assistant-secretary to the Joint Boards of Managers and Visiters has become vacant. There has hitherto been annexed to it a Government salary of £100 per annum, and it is reported that a canvass has already commenced for the situation. Under the existing circumstances of the Institution, a doubt may arise as to the disposition of the Government to continue the salary to an assistant-secretary, but as the appointment meanwhile rests with the managers and visiters, we trust that the Joint Boards will duly consider the importance of a judicious choice. We would greatly regret a selection which would give to the Institution even more of a Unitarian character than it has hitherto assumed. The late assistant-secretary was evangelical in his principles, and this, added to the circumstance that he belonged to one of the oldest and most respectable Presbyterian families in the North of Ireland, rendered him personally acceptable to those who were otherwise dissatisfied with the Joint Boards. We earnestly hope that the managers and visiters will see the propriety of appointing a successor of the same character, as, at the present crisis, the election of an assistant-secretary of a different description would be exceedingly detrimental to the interests of the Institution.

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ROYAL BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION. -- Mr. Joseph Patton, a pupil of the Rev. I. Steen, in the school department of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, has just obtained the only vacant Science Sizarship in Trinity College, Dublin. It is the more creditable to him on account of his competitors being some of the most distinguished mathematicians in the Irish University. He has also been uniformly successful in obtaining a first honour in science at each examination since his entering College.

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WEIGHT OF BREAD IN BELFAST. -- The weight of bread, this week, at the two principal bakeries, is as follows:-- Public Bakery, Church Street, shilling loaf, 8¼ lbs.; Hughes's, Donegall Street, superfine loaf (one shilling), 8½ lbs.; second quality, 4 lb. loaf, 5d. It is no less remarkable than true, that, for several months past, bread has been cheaper in Belfast than in any other town in Ireland, and than in most towns in the sister kingdom.

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THE FIFTY-THIRD REGIMENT. -- Two companies of this regiment, which had been marched to Downpatrick, to support the local authorities in the preservation of the peace, at a Repeal meeting announced as intended to be held on the race-course, returned to town yesterday, dusty, embrowned, and travel-worn, and with a sick soldier or two in a cart. The Repealers of Secale, mouth-valiant as they are, thought it judicious to abandon their contemplated "demonstration," and this resolution was, beyond question, a wise one, there being no district in Down where any public display in favour of Repeal would not be productive of different results. We observe that the 53d continue to march to Divine service, on Sabbath, in two divisions, armed with their firelocks, and each man provided with ball-cartridge; yet, a few hours after, they may be seen parading the town singly, without even the protection of their side-arms.

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ELECTION OF POLICE MAGISTRATE. -- The appointment of a successor to H. D. Coulson, Esq., as Police Magistrate and Superintendent of the nightly watch, which was to have taken place on Saturday last, has been postponed. The candidates, we understand, are -- Thomas Verner, Esq., late Sovereign; Fortescue Gregg, Esq., and James M'Cleery, Esq.

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PEDESTRIAN FEAT. -- Last evening, a person named M'Ilveen, who is in the employment of the Messrs. Richardson, walked sixteen times round the outside of the Linen Hall square (a distance almost equal to five miles) in forty minutes. He had backed himself for £5 to perform the task within an hour, and thus won cleverly, with one-third of the allotted time to spare.

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ACCIDENTS PROM CARELESSNESS OF CARTERS. -- On Saturday evening, a fine young lad, errand-boy in Messrs. Scott. & Crossan's establishment, Donegall Place, had one of his legs frightfully crushed opposite to the Commercial Buildings, by the collision of two cars, on one of which he had seated himself without the knowledge of the carter. He was conveyed to the hospital. About an hour before, another young boy's leg was broken, near the same spot, from a similar want of caution on the part of one of that most reckless class of persons, drivers of quay cars.

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THE NIGHTLY WATCH. -- This useful but ill-used body, having, with a degree of endurance which their employers must acknowledge, if they do not appreciate, braved the severity of a rigorous winter, and a scarcely less rigorous spring, in a uniform which seems proof against nothing but the sympathy of the Police Commissioners, are, it appears, to be left during, the summer in the full enjoyment or their ragged dignity.

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The advertisement of Mr. Galbraith of Castle Place, which appears in another column, is respectfully brought under public notice. The advertiser deserves patronage from his skill in his profession, his courteous and obliging manners, and the genuineness of the articles he offers for sale.

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ANTI-REPEAL MEETING AT COLLIN, NEAR BELFAST. -- On yesterday evening, at six o'clock, a large concourse of persons who are unfavourable to the Repeal of the Legislative Union met on Collin-hill, which is situated above Dunmurry, about four and a half miles from this town, on the Falls Road. The object of the meeting was to afford the Anti-repealers of the surrounding districts an opportunity of giving expression to their sentiments on the subject of the Repeal agitation, and also to adopt an address to the Queen, which had been previously prepared, assuring her Majesty of their devoted loyalty to her person, throne, and government; deprecating the evil effects of the present agitation; supplicating the Queen to take into consideration the most effectual means of arresting the progress of the Repeal movement; praying that the Yeomanry of the North might be once more organised; offering themselves, as willing servants of the Crown, to be used as her Majesty's Government might see fit; and expressing their determination to resist, to the utmost of their ability, the present attempt to dismember the empire. The place appointed for the meeting is one of the most beautifully romantic spots which we have ever seen, and commands an extensive prospect of the surrounding country. The weather could not have been more favourable, and as we reached the eminence on which the thousands were congregating, and cast our eyes over the glad and gay luxuriance of the fields, we could not but be struck with the imposing loveliness of the scene. At about six o'clock, large bodies of men, with drums and fifes, and banners, moved down the mountain side from different parts of the surrounding districts, and took up their stations in the immediate vicinity of a platform which had been specially erected for the accommodation of the speakers. At half-past six o'clock -- the hour at which the chair was to be taken -- we should say there were about five thousand persons present, principally belonging to the working classes, On the motion of Mr. Woods of Collin, seconded, by Mr. J. M'Intyre of Lisburn, Mr. Robert Waring, senior, Castlerobin, was called to the chair, he said it afforded him much pleasure to take the chair at that advanced period of his life, on an occasion so important as that of the present meeting. They lived in troublesome times; but the Protestant spirit of Derriaghy was not changed. The time was come for energy, and he was sure they were able and ready to defend the Protestant cause. Mr. Robert Waring, junior, then moved the adoption of the address to the Queen, Mr. J. Rodgers (a student of T.C.D.) seconded the resolution. Mr. J. Johnston of Belfast then rose to second the adoption of the address. Mr. Alderdice moved the next resolution, which was to the effect that, in accordance with the wish of respected friends, it was their determination to abstain from all processions on the 1st and 12th of next month. This resolution, having been seconded by Mr. A. H. Thornton, was put from the chair, and passed. Thanks were voted, amid continued cheering, to Mr. Johnston, and the other speakers, the chair was vacated, and the meeting separated. We are happy to say that no disturbance occurred in the course of the evening.

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POOR MAN OF MUTTON. -- The blade-bone of a shoulder of mutton is called in Scotland "a poor man" as in some parts of England it is termed "a poor knight of Windsor" -- in contrast, it must be presumed, to the baronial "Sir Loin." It is said that, in the last age, an old Scottish Peer, whose conditions (none of the most gentle) were marked by a strange and fierce looking exaggeration of the Highland countenance, chanced to be indisposed whilst in London attending Parliament. The master of the hotel where he lodged, anxious to show attention to his noble guest, waited on him to enumerate the contents of his well-stocked larder, so as to endeavour to hit on something which might suit his appetite. "I think, landlord," said his Lordship, rising up from his couch, and throwing back the tartan plaid with which he had screened his grim and ferocious visage -- "I think I could eat a morsel of a poor man!" The landlord fled in terror, having no doubt that his guest was a cannibal, who might be in the habit of eating a slice of a tenant, as light food, when he was under a regimen. -- Sir Walter Scott.

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BATHING.

"This is the purest exercise of health,
The kind refresher of the summer heats." -- Thomson.

At the present season, which presents so many favourable opportunities for the exercise of bathing, a few observations, suggested from a strict attention to the effects of the exorcise, will, it is hoped, be found not altogether useless.

Should they excite more searching inquiries on the subject, at which they aim to treat, the object for which they have been written shall have been accomplished.

In choosing a place to bathe, one should always go to a clear sandy bottom, at a distance from any fresh water river; near the mouths of large rivers, the sea is less salt, and may contain a great quantity of putrid matter brought down by the riser. Muddy bottoms are also improper for bathing, upon account of their containing putrid matter.

It is customary to cover the head in bathing, which is pernicious; cold alone is not what the good effects of bathing arises from, every part of the body should come in contact with the water, and have the benefit of the stimulative action of its saline particles.

In cold baths, when the body is immersed, the cold contracts the outward vessels, the blood is thrown in toward the heart; and, in order that the blood may again be thrown back to the surface, the heart has to act with greater force; by this means health is restored by the reaction of the system giving the fluids a more rapid motion.

If the cold bath be adapted to the constitution, immediately alter leaving the water a redness of the skin and glow of warmth will take place, but if this is not the case it ought to be refrained from.

Cold water to a healthy young person will be stimulative, but if they stay long in the bath it will have a sedative effect. This is the reason why swimming exhausts and enfeebles so much. It is true the motions of swimming are both unusual and violent, but such a short time could not have such an effect without other causes.

In hot countries a drink of cold water is often fatal; this arises from its sedative effect. Any kind of spirits or stimulus will give relief.

In bathing, to recover lost strength, we should not remain any length of time in the water; single dips are the best.

Slender constitutions should take a slight breakfast before bathing, to enable the heart to react. Immediately after leaving the water it is proper to dry the skin well in fresh water bathing, and to wrap up the body in a warm blanket, or some woollen substance.

In bathing in salt or sea water friction is pernicious; the fresh water contained in the salt is partly imbibed, partly evaporated, and leaves a vast number of saline particles on the skin. People at sea in distress for fresh water have been relieved by moistening themselves with salt water, their bodies imbibing a quantity of fresh water from it.

In salt water bathing the saline particles that adhere to the skin act as a stimulus, and prevent from catching cold; but it is very different with fresh water. It, in evaporating off the skin, carries away the heat rapidly, and is very dangerous for getting cold, but every seaman. at least, knows that to be wet with sea water is productive of no ill consequences.

S.C.

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Local Intelligence

PORTADOWN.

INQUEST. -- An inquest was held on Wednesday last, before George Henry, Esq., the county coroner, on the body of a child that died suddenly the previous day, under very suspicious circumstances. It appears that the child was of an irritable habit, to allay which, its mother imprudently procured a quantity of laudanum, and having administered too large a dose, fatal effects ensued, As the act was committed through ignorance, the jury, by the direction of the coroner, found that the child died by a visitation from God, and from the effects of too large a quantity of laudanum ignorantly administered by its mother. -- Correspondent.

REPEAL. -- After the celebration of divine service in all the Roman Catholic chapels in this district of the country, the females are ordered to withdraw, and the chapel doors bolted. The priests and their flocks remain in deliberation for some time, relative, it is supposed, to the present agitation. -- Ibid.

TOOME.

REPEAL IN TOOME. -- The Repealers of this district, which is situated .about eight miles from Ballymena, with the co-operation of their friends in other places, resolved to have a great demonstration in favour of the present agitation for so-called national independence. It was accordingly circulated wide and far, that a field in the neighbourhood of Toome had been appointed by the Repeal leaders as the arena on which the friends of Ireland would muster in hundreds and thousands, in order to attest their loyalty by endeavouring to lower the constitution in the opinion of the public and to evince their love of peace and order by disseminating the seeds of animosity and confusion. In consequence of this announcement considerable interest and excitement were experienced, and the inhabitants not only of the immediate locality in which the meeting was to be held, but also those resident in Ballymena and the surrounding country, looked forward to Sabbath last -- the day appointed for the meeting -- with aroused curiosity, and not a little anxiety. As the magistrates conceived from the flaming announcements which had been made, that there would be no ordinary assemblage congregated on the occasion, they issued orders to the police to be in readiness to attend, in order to secure the preservation of the public peace. A very strong police force consequently waited on the votaries of Repeal as a guard of honour. Whether the aspiring mob, who assert their determination to govern themselves, and their right to make their country a nation independently of musty Acts of Parliament, which have been long mouldering in the Imperial Statute-Book, felt much flattered by the martial escort with which the complimentary foresight of the authorities provided them, we will not take upon ourselves the province of determining; but certain it is, that all parties could have dispensed with their services. A universal damp appeared to be cast over the whole Repeal body. Clusters of men, before the hour of meeting, were observed here and there, apparently in earnest consultation, but they did not appear like men actuated by a steady resolve. The reason was obvious; they had been disappointed. Their friends did not make their appearance in such numbers as had been ardently anticipated, and it was clear that the less which would be said in relation to the "greatness" of the demonstration would be the better for the "patriotism" of the Toome Repealers. Still, it would have been a great stigma on the zeal and energy of the friends of nationality in this district, and would, in all probability, have subjected them to a castigation from head-quarters, if they had returned to their homes without holding something in the shape of a meeting, which, when subjected to the telescopic eye of a Repeal reporter, might be magnified into a great affair, for the encouragement of the friends of "Irish independence" in other districts. Unfortunately, no reporter from the Repeal press attended on the occasion -- or at least did not come within the observation of our informant -- but we presume the portion of the newspaper press that is favourable to a repeal of the legislative union will give a full report of the proceedings, acting, as they often do, on that principle in natural philosophy, that any object, in order to be seen with perfect distinctness, must be placed at a considerable distance from the eye of the observer. We have it from authority on which we are disposed to place the utmost reliance, that about six hundred persons, almost exclusively belonging to the working classes, at length mustered sufficient courage to meet together, and to listen, for a short period, to one or two addresses from persons who are totally unknown to fame. We are happy to state that there was no disturbance of any kind, so far as we have been able to learn, which required the intervention of the authorities, and that the "immense*' body of six hundred men and boys, who are to trample on Acts of Parliament, put down the Government, and shatter the Union like a glass goblet, quietly returned to their cabin-homes and "kail-stalk" gardens, which will, doubtless, be speedily converted into costly palaces and magnificent demesnes, with "broad, green walks, where soft the foot-step falls," by the aid and instrumentality of the "three thousand a-week Repeal rent, to furnish which they are, in the meantime, pinching themselves and starving their families. The more calm and prudent Repealers -- if there be any Repealers of that stamp -- are, we understand, much dissatisfied with the result of this meeting ; and we by no means wonder at their dissatisfaction. In this instance, they "reckoned without their host;" and we are not sorry that their attempt to introduce their principles into the district of the country which was the scene of their late meeting has proved so signal a failure. The inhabitants of Ballymena and the surrounding districts are by no means ripe for the Repeal movement, The Protestants of these districts, while they cannot but feel indignant at the base attempts of interested demagogues to raise themselves on the shoulders of an oppressed peasantry to an eminence from which they may look down on the dismemberment, and consequent ruin, of the empire, entertain, at the same time, sovereign contempt for their puny efforts to shake the constitution and the throne. We know that we are speaking the sentiments of numbers even of the Roman Catholic population of these districts when we say that they are strongly opposed to the repeal of the legislative union, and that they regard the present agitation as injudicious, and likely to prove abortive.

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THE IRISH MARRIAGE CASE.

(From the "Morning Chronicle.")

A conversation took place in the House of Lords on Monday, with regard to Presbyterian marriages in Ireland, which we are glad to think will lead to a speedy settlement of this very important question. The Judges, to whom certain questions have been submitted on the subject, are desirous of postponing their answers till after the summer circuit, which would be the same in effect as postponing the whole question till next session of Parliament; but Lord Brougham pointed out so clearly the evils of the present state of matters, and urged so forcibly the absolute necessity of an immediate decision of these marriage cases, that we trust the learned Judges will be able to form their opinions before they leave town, so that no further delay will take place in legislating on the subject. So anomalous, indeed, is the state of matters at present, that, as Lord Brougham stated, "many persons in Ireland do not, at the present moment, know whether they are married or not, and some few do not even know whether they are felonious or not." Lord Brougham intimated an intention of moving, that the circuits be postponed for a week, in order to give the learned Judges time to make up their minds. As that proposition, if adopted, would have the effect of curtailing the vacation to a small extent, it is probable the mere threat of it may have some effect in quickening the perceptions of the learned Judges, and enabling them to come to a speedy decision.

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Crimes and Casualties.

TWO cows, belonging to a widow who lately became tenant to an ejected property, were houghed near Ballylanders, county Limerick, a few nights, ago.

APPREHENSION OF A MURDERER. -- Last week, Thos. Kilmartin, charged with the murder of John Bergin, in September, at Ashmore, county Tipperary, was apprehended in the mountains of Clonaslee, forty miles from Roscrea. Bergin's widow and son identified Kilmartin in the most satisfactory manner, who was forthwith committed to stand his trial at the approaching assizes. The prisoner was arrested on the coroner's warrant, backed by a magistrate, which was issued on the inquest in 1823. -- Statesman.

A murder was committed on Sunday morning, in Quaker's Fields, in the suburbs of Limerick, It is said that two boys were bathing, and a difference arose between them in respect to some rushes on which they were floating, when a labouring man interfered to prevent them fighting. At this time another man, named Lutzer, came up and insisted on the boys being allowed to fight, when he was opposed by the first, and a dispute having arisen between them, Lutzer drew a knife and stabbed the other in the lower part of the abdomen, of which he died within two hours. When the report of the affray became known, a crowd assembled, and would have slain Lutzer but for the interference of the police.

Suicide. -- On Tuesday, a desperate ease of suicide occurred in the infantry barracks. A private soldier named Marshall, who was acting as servant to one of the officers, put a period to his existence in a very cool and extraordinary manner. He had taken off his shoes and stockings, and laid himself down on his back, he then put the muzzle of his musket into his mouth, and pulled the trigger with his toe. It is supposed the gun was charged with more than one ball cartridge, as a window in the room was shattered by the concussion. It is needless to say that the poor man died instantly. No cause can be assigned for this dreadful act. A short time previous to its commission he seemed in his usual good spirits. -- Glasgow Chronicle.

DREADFUL ACCIDENT AT SEA. -- At half-past two o'clock on Friday morning, the Mersey steamer, from Liverpool, ran down a Baldoyle fishing-boat, which was at anchor a few miles off the Howth Lighthouse. Of the crew of seven men, six saved themselves by clinging to the rigging; the seventh was unfortunately drowned. -- Mercantile Advertiser.

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Shipping Intelligence

PORT OF BELFAST.

ARRIVED, June 21. -- Newcastle (steamer), Burton, Carlisle, goods and passengers; Lord Dupplin, Simpson, Riga, flax. 22. -- Mary Scott, Scott, Dundee, flax, Commodore (steamer), Hardie, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Alert, Davey, Inverness, timber; Athlone (steamer), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Prince of Wales (steamer), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Endeavour, Morgan, Southampton, hoops.

SAILED, June 21. -- Snap, Saltry, Dublin, general cargo; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods ana passengers; Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers. 22. -- Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Newcastle (steamer), Burton, Carlisle, goods and passengers.

DEPARTURES OF STEAMERS.

For Liverpool, the Athlone, Davie, on Saturday, at twelve o'clock noon.

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

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

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

For Greenock and Glasgow, the Commodore, Hardie, to-morrow, at nine o'clock evening.

For Stranraer, the Maid of Galloway, Has well, today, at twelve o'clock noon.

For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, at nine o'clock morning; and from Liverpool, for Derry, on Tuesday next.

For Liverpool, from Portrush, the Coleraine, Johnstone, on Thursday, at nine o'clock morning.

For Liverpool, from Warrenpoint, the Lee, Tallan, on Saturday.

From Liverpool, for Halifax and Boston, the Caledonia, Lott, on 4th July.

ARRIVALS INWARDS.

At Kingstown from St. John's, N.B., 22d instant, the St. Martin, of Newry, Vaughan.

At Liverpool from New Orleans, 20th inst., the Dumfriesshire, of Belfast, Gowan.

At Liverpool from New Orleans, 22d inst., the John Garrow (iron ship).

At Liverpool from New Orleans, 23d instant, the Marchioness of Abercorn, of Derry, Hegarty,

At Liverpool from New York, 20th instant, the Sheridan, De Peyster.

At Southampton from St. Thomas, 18th instant, the steamer Trent, Boxer, sailed 24th ultimo, from Bermuda 30th ultimo, and Fayal 10th instant, with about 6,683 doubloons, 8,058 dollars, 2,248 oz. gold dust, 1,309 oz. old silver, and 1,214 oz. platina, on freight.

ARRIVALS OUTWARDS.

At London from this port, 23d inst., Ardent, Markey.

At Carnarvon from Newry, 21st instant, the Eliza, Cowburne.

At Runcorn from Newry, 20th instant, the Wellington, Jones.

At Quebec from Donegall, with passengers, in twenty-six days, the Gazelle, Paul.

At Demerara from St. Thomas, 16th ultimo, the Royal Mail steamer Clyde.

At St. Thomas from Jamaica, 22d ultimo, the Royal Mail steamer Forth, Chapman.

SAILINGS INWARDS.

From Port Talbot for this port, 22d instant, the Eliza, O'Neill.

From Deal, 20th inst., the Royal Oak, Martin, bound from London to this port.

At Bermuda from Nassau, the Royal Mail steamer Tay, Hayden.

SAILINGS OUTWARDS.

The Taylor, from this port for Cronstadt, passed the Pentland Frith 16th inst.

From Liverpool for New York, 20th inst., the South America, Bailey.

From Derry for the Mauritius, 20th inst., the Barbara, Purse.

From London for Gibraltar, 13th inst., the Henry and Jane, Brown.

From Falmouth for the West Indies, 19th instant, the Royal West India mail steamer Dee.

From Havannah for Vera Cruz, 8th ultimo, the Royal Mail steamer Tweed, Sharp.

From Liverpool for New York, 21st instant, the Tarolinta, Smith.

From Liverpool for New York, 21st inst, the Carolina, Sherwood.

From Liverpool for New York, 22d inst., the Niagara, Cole.

LOADING.

At London for this port, 23d instant, the Mary Ellen, Owens.

At North Shields for Naples, 20th inst, the Shannon, Stevenson.

At Liverpool for St. Petersburg, the Brancepeth Castle, Elliot.

At Liverpool for Riga, the Flora, Shield.

CLEARED.

At Liverpool for Vera Cruz, 20th inst, the Penninghame, of Belfast, Green.

At London for Archangel, 20th instant, the Rosebud, of Belfast, M'Cormick.

At Derry for Philadelphia, with passengers, 17th inst., the General Harrison, Moore.

At Liverpool for Quebec, 20th inst., the Catherine, of Belfast, Baird.

At Liverpool for Bombay, 22d instant, the Araminta, of Belfast, Rodger.

SPOKEN.

The William Pirrie, of Belfast, from Bombay to Liverpool, on 3d ultimo, in lat. 10 W., lon. 15 S.

The Elizabeth, M'Ferran, from Honfleur for Bangor, 21st inst., off Beaumaris.

PORTSMOUTH, June 23. -- Passed by, from the west-ward, a three-masted French man-of-war steamer, supposed to be 1,000 tons, propelled by the Archimedean screw.

CASUALTIES.

The Halifax, of London, from Chili to Swansea (out 142 days), was spoken, 12th instant, in lat. 50, long. 9, with loss of boats, bulwarks, sails, &c., and one man, and supplied with provisions, by the West Indian, arrived off Falmouth.

BRIDLINGTON, June 19. -- The Newtown, of Lynn, from Warkworth to London, foundered yesterday, twenty miles S.S.E. of Flamborough Head; crew saved.

SHEERNESS, June 19. -- The Deux Adeles, from Newcastle to Toulon, was wrecked last night on the Long Sand; two of the crew drowned.

GIANT'S GRAVE, NEATH, June 17. -- The wreck of a vessel, supposed to be a ship of considerable size, water-logged, with the cutwater and nightheads four feet above water, was fallen in with, on 15th instant, wind S.S.E., off Mort Bay, near Ilfracombe, by the Carnsew, Clark, of Hayle.

VESSEL ASHORE. -- A large vessel is reported to be on shore at North Ronaldshay, laden with cotton and rice, from America, bound, it is said, for the Baltic, and has become almost a total wreck. The crew went south by the Sovereign steamer last Tuesday. We have not learned the name of the vessel, nor any further particulars. -- John O'Groat Journal of Friday.

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NOTICE TO MARINERS.-- From the month of May to October, 1843, there will be beacon-buoys placed upon the King William and other banks, off the Isle of Man, for the purpose of surveying, and vessels are requested not to molest or injure them. To distinguish them from the King William buoy, which is a red can, wits, a perch and ball, the beacons will be black conical buoys, with flags.

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The Navy.

H.M steamer Dee, from Corunna, at Fayal 6th inst., and getting under weigh on the 10th, for Halifax.

COVE, June 18. -- The following vessels of war remain here waiting orders:-- Malabar, 72; Tyne, 26; Orestes, 18; Racer, 16; Lynx, 3; Cyclops, Myrtle, Meteor, Alban, and Lightning, steamers; Boyne, transport.

H.M.S. Warspite (50), Lord John Hay, from New York, at Plymouth, with Lady Bagot and family, and the remains of the late Sir Chas. Bagot, Governor-General of Canada.

H.M. steamer Monkey, from Falmouth, at Liverpool, with the remains off the late Sir Charles Bagot.

KILRUSH, June 21. -- Arrived in Scattery Roads -- The steamer Cyclops, Austin, and the Myrtle, from Cork, to supply the batteries.

LIMERICK, June 21st -- Arrived, the steamers Cyclops and Myrtle, from Cove.

DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN, June 22. -- In the bay, the brig; Skylark.

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THE FIRST UMBRELLA SEEN IN DRIFFIELD. -- The first umbrella seen in Driffield was introduced about fifty years ago, by the late Mr. John Horsley, who, being at Hull, and seeing some of these new-fangled and then much-ridiculed articles, purchased one for his daughters. As may be expected, the curious machine was quite a nine days' wonder in Driffield, and numbers of people went to view the contrivance with as much astonishment as, in these go a-head days of improvement and invention, we look upon the flying machine. -- Hull Advertiser.

 

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