GRIER--CLEGG -- Dec. 20, at Aughnamullen Church, by the Rev. E. Tardy, J.P., Eliza Anne, younger daughter of Mr. John Clegg, Shantonagh Cottage, Castleblayney, to Henry Grier, of Killyvally, second son of Mr. Robert Grier, of Corrinairey House, County Cavan.
HUNTER--CREE -- Dec. 17, in Ballycopeland Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. John Beatty, Mr. Rowley Hunter, to Miss Jane Cree, both of Millisle.
KELLY--KENNA -- Dec. 18, at the Church of St. Catherine, Meath Street, Dublin, by special licence, by the Very Rev. Canon Farrell, Mr. Richard Kelly, to Miss Gertrude Kenna, both of Dublin.
MARRIOTT--TENNANT -- Dec. 17, at the Parish Church, Auster, Staffordshire, by the Rev. Robert Cracroft, rector of Harrington, Lincolnshire, assisted by the Rev. H. P. Marriott, vicar of Blackwell, Derbyshire, William Thackeray Marriott, Lincoln's Inn, barrister-at-law, to Charlotte Louisa, eldest daughter of the late Captain Tennant, R.N., of Needwood House, Staffordshire.
TODD--KNOX -- Dec. 19, at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, by the Rev, John M'Clelland, William Dobbin, only son of Mr. Samuel Todd, Ballynafoy, Anaghlone, to Miss Mary Knox, niece of Robert Knox, Esq., Dromanockan House, Dromore.
WALLACE--MURPHY -- Dec. 20, at St. Mary's Church, Donnybrook, by the Rev. A. G. Ryder, D.D., Charles Verner Wallace, Esq., of Scallanstown House, Navan, County Meath, only surviving son of the late Thomas Wallace, Esq., M.D., Trim, to Cornelia, only daughter of the late P. W. Murphy, Esq., of Florence House, Merrion, County Dublin.
BRUSH -- Dec. 18, the wife of Henry Brush, Esq., J.P., of Brohatna, of a son.
CARDWELL -- Dec. 21, at Tullyelneer House, County Armagn, the wife of W. F. Cardwell, Esq., of a son.
CARROLL -- Dec. 21, at 34, Norwood Street, Belfast, the wife of John Carroll, of a son.
CUPPAGE -- Nov. 28, at Toronto, Canada West, the wife of W. Cuppage, Esq., of a daughter.
DANIELL -- Dec. 2 , at Dublin, the wife of Robert Daniell, Esq., of a son.
HOUSTON -- Dec. 20, at Hume Street, Dublin, the wife of A. Houston, Esq., of a son.
HETHERINGTON -- Dec. 21, at 59, Cavour Street, Belfast, the wife of Joseph Hetherington, of a son.
MASSEREENE -- Dec. 15, at Westbourne Place, London, Lady Massereene, of a daughter.
M'NEILE -- Dec. 12, at Parkmount, the wife of H. H. M'Neile, Esq., of a son.
M'CALDIN -- Dec. 21, Isabella, relict of the late John M'Caldin. Her remains will be removed from her late residence, 17, Pakenham Street, Belfast, for interment in the New Burying-ground, Antrim Road, on to-morrow (Tuesday), at ten o'clock.
M'COULL -- Dec. 22, at Maryville, Malone Road, John M'Coull, aged forty-three years. His remains will be removed for interment in Drumbo Burying-ground, on to-morrow (Tuesday) morning, the 24th inst., at nine o'clock.
NELSON -- Dec. 21, at 63, Wilton Street, Belfast, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Samuel Nelson, in the twenty-seventh year of her age. Her remains will be removed for interment in Shankhill Burying-ground, on to-morrow (Tuesday) morning, the 24th inst., at ten o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
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AGNEW -- Nov. 28, at his residence, 429 West Twenty-eighth Street, New York, Robert J. Agnew, formerly of Belfast, in his sixty-fifty year.
DOYLE -- At his residence, Glasgow, Patrick Doyle, Esq., of her Majesty's Inland Revenue, third son of Mr. P. Doyle, Kill, aged twenty-five years.
HILL -- Dec. 18, at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Birnie, 45, York Street, Ann, daughter of the late Edward Hill, Esq., Ballyclare.
MOORE -- Dec. 20, at Little Forrest, County Dublin, Eileen Therese, youngest child of Patrick Moore, Esq., of Berkeley Road, Dublin.
NELSON -- Dec. 18, at his late residence, Waterside, Dromore, County Down, Mr. John Nelson, Sen., aged seventy-four years.
ORR -- Dec 18, at Ballystockart, Sarah, relict of the late Mr. William Orr, Ballykeel, Moneyrea, aged seventy-three years.
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WIND -- S.E.
The drum storm signal remains hoisted at the Harbour Office.
ARRIVED AT THIS PORT ON THE 21st INST.
The Cloppock, from Swansea; the Septimus, from Garston; the Cambridge, from Penarth; the Homeward, from Glasgow; the Enterprize, and the St. Fillan, from Troon; the Elizabeth, from Irvine; the Mary Helen, from Maryport; and the H. Porter, from Fleetwood -- all with coals.
SAILED PROM THIS PORT ON THE 21st INST.
The Norwegian barque Aurora, Andreasen, for Cardiff, to load for New Orleans.
The James, and the Agnes, for Ardrossan; and the Kelpie, for Maryport.
At London, on the 20th inst., the ship Jane Porter, of Belfast, M'Leod, for Calcutta.
At Pensacola, on the 12th inst. (per telegraph), the barque Howard, O'Neill, of and from Belfast.
The ship Duncairn, of Belfast, Chambers, beating South, Dec. 16, lat. 44.14 N., long. 9.28 W., by H.M.S. Iumna, from Bombay, arrived at Portsmouth.
The Shields brig Hays, Payne, from Berdianski, via Falmouth, with wheat, for Belfast, in coming into the Lough on Friday evening at 7 o'clock, got ashore on the Briggs Rocks, near Groomsport, it being very thick; crew landed safely to boas. The vessel is likely to become a total wreck; water over decks.
The following is a copy of a telegram received from Newcastle County Down:--
The schooner Swift, of Waterford, bound for Glasgow, with a cargo of beans, is ashore at Newcastle.
BELFAST POLICE COURT -- Saturday.
[Before J. C. O'DONNELL, Esq., R.M.; EDWARD ORME, Esq., R.M.; and THOMAS SINCLAIR, Esq., J.P.]
ALLEGED INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY. -- John M'Malus and Dan M'Malus were brought up in custody of Constable Price, charged with having been found on the premises of Messrs. M'Ginnis, spirit merchants, May Street, with intent to commit a felony. Joseph M'Ginnis said that he was one of the owners of the wholesale whiskey stores in May Street, and the prisoners were in his employ. In consequence of suspicions he entertained, he went to his place of business at five o'clock that morning, entered the inner office of three, and lighted the gas. Heard some women say that they had been seen, and that they were ruined. Then went out, and locked the prisoners in, and when he came back heard some women and men going out. The gateway and office door were locked, but the party might have got away by means of a partition between that and the next premises. He went into the office and saw the elder prisoner, and heard Dan, who called him out. Dan, who had a woman with him, said he could beat any person of twice his weight. Heard the prisoners say that there were so many orders to be taken on that day that the firm could not do without their services. If the case were adjourned he could make further inquiries, as he had reason to suspect them several times before. By the elder Prisoner -- Did not know how they got into the yard, but they got there. Constable Price deposed to having arrested the prisoners, and that one of them was under the influence of drink. At a subsequent period of the day, an alibi was proved, and the prisoners were discharged. Mr. M'Lean appeared for the prosecution.
COMMERCIAL MEN IN TROUBLE. -- Moses Anson and Moses Jacob Bessie, commercial travellers, were brought up on remand, charged with having defrauded Rose Taggart, keeper of a house of ill-fame in Union Street, of £13, under circumstances detailed in the Whig of Saturday. Messrs. Sheals and Harper prosecuted, and Messrs. Dickson and Coulter appeared for the prisoners. The case was adjourned in order that witnesses to character might be heard. William Madden, proprietor of the Linen Hall Hotel, said be had known Bessie for three years, and always found him a gentleman of the highest character and respectability. By Mr. O'DONNELL -- Knew him in the way of trade. Mr. Burns, of the Theatre Tavern, said he had been doing business for the last seven years with Bessie. In any business that he did, he looked upon him as a bond fide traveller. Never heard of anything against him before, and this charge had astonished him much. Had never given him any change in Limerick notes. A gentleman, who stated that he was in business in Kingstown and Rathmines, as a cigar dealer, said he had known Anson since he was a child. As a commercial traveller, he was strictly upright and honest, and he was much surprised at the present proceedings. Had also known Bessie for some time as highly respectable, and his father-in-law had carried on one of the largest businesses in London. Mr. O'DONNELL -- Then he is a married man? Witness -- He is. I came specially this morning in respect to this case. Mr. O'DONNELL -- Do you know how long these men have known each other? Witness -- I believe for a long time. It was not by chance that they met on this occasion. Anson is doing business for the first commercial firm in Dublin; and I believe that this affair must have been a drunken spree. W. M. Shaw, tea merchant, of Belfast, said he had known Bessie for nine years; always found him honest and straightforward, and believed this to have been a spree. The solicitors for the prosecution said that, after the evidence just adduced, showing that the prisoners were here in the prosecution of their lawful business, that they were men of respectability, and that they had not given false addresses, they concurred in withdrawing the prosecution. The Prosecutrix, in answer to Mr. O'DONNELL, said she had not been paid any money, nor had any promise of payment been made; but she would much rather withdraw from the prosecution. The magistrates having retired, Mr. O'DONNELL said -- Last evening, at the conclusion of the case for the prosecution, he announced his decision that there was a substantial case to be taken before a jury. The time of the Court was taken up, the informations for trial were taken, and now it was. unanimously agreed to ask him to compromise a criminal charge, but that request should have been made before. He regretted very much the position of the prisoners, if they were of the good characters that had been stated; but he had a public duty to perform, and as far as he was concerned he would see that justice was done, and the case must, therefore, be sent for trial. There was no offer made by the prisoners to restore the money abstracted, nor had any offer been made since, and now any compromise that could be made must be small. It was a serious charge, and in his position the case stood the same as if the positions of the parties had been reversed. The evidence of the women showed that the money was taken from the prosecutrix by an ingenuous effort to defraud. The prisoners were then committed for trial, the Bench consenting to accept bail of £100 each.
In the Second Court, there were no cases of public interest.
THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
ORDINATION AT HOLYWOOD.
[FROM OUR REPORTER.]
ON SATURDAY, the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, held an ordination in the Parish Church, Holywood, when seventeen candidates were ordained to the offices of priests and deacons. The service commenced at eleven o'clock. The lessons were read by the Rev. G. R. Wynne, incumbent of the church, and the Rev. W. R. Supple, curate.
The Rev. J. H. Ducke preached the sermon, taking his text from the 6th chapter of Isaiah, 8th verse -- "Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I, send me." The rev. gentleman having explained the circumstances under which the Lord spoke to the prophet, said that the willingness to do the work here exhibited was an illustration of the sort of men required for the ministry of the Word. Ability to preach was not the only thing necessary to justify a man in becoming a minister of Christ. He must feel convinced that God has called him to the work, and, like Isaiah, devote himself with earnestness to his Master's service. He would probably be sometimes discouraged, and though he might not be as successful as his desire would lead him to be, yet he would find consolation. In the 49th chapter of Isaiah, the last clause of the 5th verse, it is written -- "Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength." In an English churchyard, on a tombstone covering the remains of a distinguished divine, there was an epitaph, "I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain; yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God." Such were the words Fletcher selected for his epitaph. He had seen the progress sin was making around him, and had tried to battle with the Lord and failed; but his rejoicing was that his work and judgment were surely with the Lord. The rev. preacher then proceeded to refer to some of the principles which should guide a minister in his work. There was something more important, more necessary even than preaching. It was not enough to be always engaged in preaching. He should devote portions of his time to earnest, careful, diligent, prayerful study. This would make him better qualified for preaching, It was also necessary that his ears should be open when preaching. In the 4th verse of the 50th chapter of Isaiah it is stated, "The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: He wakeneth morning by morning. He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned." If when the lips were opened the ears were closed, there was danger that the arguments would be arguments of weakness. It was necessary that the ears should be open that the thoughts might be words of wisdom, and leave an impression on the souls of men. Preaching was not to be confined to a particular class. A preacher should be as willing to visit the wretched and destitute as to enter the homes of the rich and great. He must bear the Message of Life to a dying beggar with as much eagerness as to a Prince. In conclusion, he exhorted those about to be ordained to have confidence in God's Word. Though they might not be the recipients of much of this world's honours or riches, yet they would be filling offices of great dignity, and offices of great satisfaction, bringing souls to Almighty God.
The Lord Bishop then proceeded with the ordination portion of the service, and afterwards dispensed the communion among the ministers and deacons.
The following are the names of the candidates ordained:
Mr. Henry Hutchins, A.B., T.C.D., deacon, Curacy of Broughshane, Diocese of Connor.
Mr. John Clarke, A.B., Q.U.I., deacon, Curacy of Billy, Diocese of Connor.
Mr. John J. Brown, deacon, Curacy of Trinity Church, Belfast, Diocese of Connor.
Mr. William C. Bellingham, B.A., T.C., Cambridge, deacon, Curacy of Dunany, Diocese of Armagh, on letters dimissory from his Grace the Lord Primate.
Mr. Charles J. H. Tardy, B.A., T.C.D., deacon, Curacy of Crossduff, Diocese of Clogher, on letters dimissory from his Grace the Lord Primate.
Mr. John W. Harton, Jun. Sophr., T.C.D., deacon, Curacy of Derryvollan. Diocese of Clogher, on letters dimissory from his Grace the Lord Primate.
Mr. Matthew Campbell, A.M., deacon, Curacy of Mohill, Diocese of Ardagh, on letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh.
Mr. Thomas Lindsay, deacon, Curacy of Kiltubride, Diocese of Armagh, on letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh.
Mr. William Chapman, deacon, Curacy of Ballymacormic and Killashee, Diocese of Ardagh, on letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh.
Mr. William Cowan, deacon, Curacy of Gweedore, Diocese of Raphoe, on letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Derry and Raphoe.
Rev. Edward William Doyle, A.B., T.C.D., priest, Curacy of Seapatrick, Diocese of Dromore.
Rev. William John Lough, A.B., Q.U.I., priest, Curacy of Trinity Church, Belfast, Diocese of Connor.
Rev. Harry Percy Grubb, A.B., T.C.D., priest, Curacy of Christ Church, Belfast, Diocese of Connor.
Rev. Michael Edward O'Malley, priest, Curacy of Coleraine, Diocese of Connor.
Rev. Wm. Watson King Ormsby, A.B., T.C.D., priest, Curacy of Templemichael, Diocese of Ardagh, on letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh.
Rev. John Evans, Preston, A.B., priest, Curacy of Killenkere, Diocese of Ardagh, on letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh.
Rev. Francis James Costello, priest, Curacy of Clongish, Diocese of Ardagh, on letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh.
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JEBB--BODDAM-WHETHAM -- Dec. 19, at St. Peter's Church, South Kensington, by the Rev. J. D. Hales, vicar of St. John's, Richmond, Surrey, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Hon. and Rev. Francis E. C. Byng, vicar, Avery Jebb, Esq., late 85th Regiment, youngest son of S. H. Jebb, of Boston, Lincolnshire, to Susan Clara, youngest daughter of the late Colonel Boddam-Whetham, of Kirklington Hall, Southwell, Notts
LEMON--FOGARTY -- Dec. 18, at St. Stephen's Church, Shepherd's Bush, London, by the Rev. Sheldon Bryett, Campbell Sweeney Lemon, Esq., of New Brighton, Cheshire, to Emily Jane, widow of Frederick William Fogarty, M.D., of Elm Bank, St. Marychurch, Devonshire.
M'BRIDE--M'ILROY -- Dec. 17, at Ballyclare Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. E. M. Legate, Alexander M'Bride, Rose Cottage, Lyle Hill, to Agnes, only daughter of William M'Ilroy, Glenhead, near Ballyclare.
MORELAND--M'NABB -- Dec. 23, at the Presbyterian Church, Portaferry, by the Rev, John Orr, Mr. Daniel Moreland, mariner, to Miss Sarah Anne M'Nabb, both of Portaferry.
LUMB--MACPHERSON -- Dec. 18, at the Parish Church, Loweswater, Cumberland, William Wilkin Lumb, Meadow House, Whitehaven, eldest son of William Lumb, Esq., of Banks Hall, Whitehaven, to Jane (Jeanie) Macpherson, niece of the late William Fletcher, Esq., of Mockerkin.
SMYTH--RAYMOND -- Dec. 18, at Vicarage Street Chapel, Yeovil, Somersetshire, by the father of the bridegroom, the Rev. Thomas Smyth, Raloo, the Rev. T. Ekin Smyth, to Pollie, eldest daughter of Edward Raymond, Mar's House, Yeovil.
ANTHONY -- Dec. 13, at Seafield House, County Waterford, the wife of J. J. Anthony, Esq., of a son.
CAMPBELL -- Dec. 22, at Ventnor Terrace, Falls Road, Belfast, the wife of John Campbell, Esq., druggist, &c, of a daughter.
DUNPHY -- Dec. 18, at Mount Sion, County Kilkenny, the wife of E. A. Dunphy, of a daughter.
DUNNE -- Dec. 19, at London, S.W., the wife of Colonel J. J. Dunne, of a son.
ELLIOTT -- Dec. 22, at Dublin, the wife of Mr. Thomas Elliott, of a son.
HUNTER -- Dec. 21, at Woodside, Holywood, the wife of Mr. John Hunter, Jun., of a son.
ORMSBY -- Dec. 20, at Jarrow-on-Tyne, the wife of the Rev. G. A. Ormsby, of a son.
TIMONY -- Dec. 23, at Donegal, the wife of Mr. James Timony, of a son.
ALDERDICE -- Dec. 23, at 35, Lavinia Street, Belfast, Hugh, son of Thomas Alderdice, aged two years and ten months.
DAVIDSON -- Dec. 15, at Warwick Gardens, Kensington, London, Anne Jane Kirkpatrick, wife of the Rev. Dr. Davidson, aged sixty-eight years.
DISRAELI -- Dec. 15, at Hughenden Manor, Mary Ann Disraeli, Viscountess Beaconsfield in her own right, and wife of the Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli.
DOHERTY -- Dec. 22, at his residence, Rossville Street, Londonderry, Mr. James Doherty, aged thirty-five years.
HAIRIMAN -- Dec. 15, at London, John Rollo Hairiman, Esq., Lieut. 21st R.N.B. Fusiliers, aged twenty-seven years.
WILSON -- Dec. 21, at Lower Gloucester Street, Dublin, Thomas Coates Wilson, Esq., youngest son of the late Joseph Wilson, Esq., barrister-at-law, Dublin.
CURIOUS CONDUCT OF FACTORY EMPLOYES IN LURGAN. -- [From a Correspondent.] -- For the past few weeks some curious and strange scenes of a party nature have taken place among the operatives in an extensive power-loom weaving factory in Lurgan. For a while the parties in question were content with the exchange of of expressions of a party complexion; but laterly these expressions were succeeded by blows, and in some instances regular prearranged fights have taken place, and these, too, as early as five o'clock in the morning, before the work commenced. I understancl that a few days ago both partres turned out in the very factory, during working hours; and when one of the heads of the firm interposed, they actually, it is said fell upon that gentleman himself, and belaboured him througb the place. Latterly the police have been on the spot when they are dismissed in the evening, to keep the two parties separate; and though the Royal Irish accompany them up the street, the shouts of "Home Rule" and "No Home Rule" can be heard on every hand, as also cheers for any favourite they may meet in the street, or whose house they may pass on their way; at the same time not forgetting to "groan" any person who may be in any way obnozious to them. Such is a daily and nightly occurrence in Lurgan, and has been so for some weeks past.
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TENANT RIGHT ON THE SALTERS' COMPANY ESTATES' MAGHERAFELT. -- [From our Correspondent.] -- A farmer named Robert M'Cartney, holding a farm of twenty-three acres, at the yearly rent of £26, advertised for sale by auction, a few days ago, the auctioneer being T. J. Smyth, Cookstown. On the 17th instant, the following document was served on both owner and auctioneer by the agent of the company, H. E. Cartwright, Esq. The document speaks for itself: "You, and each of you, are hereby required to take notice that upon behalf of the Worshipful the Salters' Company, I will refuse to accept any purchaser of Robert M'Cartney's farm as proposed to be sold by auction, such sale by auction not being the usage prevalent upon the estate of the said company, nor that which the holding is subject. And I hereby give you further notice, that I am ready and willing, as the agent of such company, to accept as tenant of said holding any respectable solvent person, of whom I may approve, who may pay therefor, by private contract, any sum not exceeding ten years' rent. -- H. E. CARTWRIGHT, Agent of the Salters Company. To Mr. R. M'Cartney, and Mr. T. J. Smyth, auctioneer." It may be added that the farm has been valued by Mr. Smyth as being worth £419 4s, or sixteen years' rent; and an adjoining farm on the same estate has sold for upwards of £20 per acre.
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APPROACHING MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE -- [From our Correspondent.] -- Great preparations, on a most extensive scale, are being made in Kells, County Meath, the family residence of the bride, for the approaching marriage of Lady Madeline Taylour, daughter of the Most Noble the Marquis of Headfort, with Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Charles Crichton, 3rd Batt. Grenadier Guards. The happy event is announced to come off on Thursday, January 2nd, in the Protestant Episcopal Church at Kells.
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DROGHEDA -- COAL SUPPLY FOR THE POOR. -- [From our Correspondent.] -- The Drogheda Coal Fund Committee have now commenced the distribution of tickets to the poor, which, on production at any of the coal yards, entitle the holder to receive a bag of coal, ten stone weight, he paying 9d. The Drogheda Steam-packet Company have, by the board of directors, kindly brought a supply of coals for the same purpose, carriage free.
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INSOLVENT DEBTORS' PETITIONS TO BE HEARD. -- At Armagh, January 10, Francis Reynolds, late of Carrickaness, in the County of Armagh, farmer, stonecutter, and contractor. John Dolan, late of North Street, Newry, in the County of Down, shopkeeper, general dealer, and auctioneer.
FEMALE MEDICAL STUDENTS IN EDINBURGH.
The managers of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary yesterday decided to admit females already enrolled in the students' register for Scotland, to receive clinical instruction at separate hours from male students.
BELFAST POLICE COURTS -- YESTERDAY.
[Before J. C. O'DONNELL, Esq., R.M.; DAVID TAYLOR, Esq., J.P.; and Wm. BOTTOMLEY, Esq., J.P.]
WIFE-BEATING. -- Henry Hull was charged by Sub-Constable M'Caughey with having been drunk and disorderly in Smithfield, where he assaulted his wife. Sent to jail for one month.
DRUNK IN CHARGE OF TWO HORSES. -- William Chapman was charged by Sub-Constable Hurley with having been drunk whilst in charge of two horses and two carts. Fined in 20s and costs.
SINGING PARTY SONGS. -- A young man, named John Gavine, was brought up in custody, charged with singing party songs in Winetavern Street, on Saturday night. Constable Gordon said that he arrested the prisoner for singing something about the "Green," and what the boys of the green would do on the 12th of July. His conduct was calculated to lead to a breach of the peace. The BENCH fined the prisoner 40s and costs.
ASSAULT. -- A respectable-looking man, named David Kerr, was put forward in custody of Constable Gilmour, charged with having assaulted a man named Thomas Black. Mr. Black deposed that he was walking down High Street on Saturday evening with a friend, when the prisoner struck him with an umbrella. The prisoner was sent to jail for one month, without the option of a fine.
ONLY FOUR GLASSES. -- Matthew Pierce and John Barry, two tramway labourers, were brought forward in custody, charged by Sub-Constable Dunravin with having been disorderly in York Street on Saturday night. The Constable stated that he saw the prisoner Pierce nearly knock down a woman. Both prisoners were conducting themselves badly. They were under the influence of drink. The prisoner Pierce said he was not drunk, as he had only had four glasses of whiskey with the other prisoner, who was a "chum" of his. Mr. O'DONNELL -- Do you not consider that sufficient? Prisoner -- No, your worship; I am well used to it, so that four glasses would have no effect on me. The prisoners were fined 10s and costs.
AN OLD OFFENDER. -- Deborah Martin, an unfortunate, was brought up in custody, charged by Sub-Constable Moens with drunkenness and disorderly conduct in Frederick Street. The constable having proved the offence, Head-Constable Hagan said the prisoner was a bad character and was well known to the police, having no fewer than fifty previous convictions recorded against her. Sent to jail for one month.
STEALING AND ILLEGALLY PAWNING. -- Daniel Close was brought up in custody of Acting-Constable Irwin, charged with having stolen, and with having illegally pawned, a watch and chain, the property of a man named John Lowey. Evidence having been given, the prisoner was remanded until Saturday, when two women, already in custody, charged with complicity in the same offence, will be brought before the Court. Mr. Sheals appeared for the accused.
MALICIOUS INJURY. -- Edward Welsh was brought up in custody of Sub-Constable Thomas Bergen, charged with having maliciously thrown a stone through a pane of glass in the window of the Hercules Street police-barrack. The facts of the case were referred to in yesterday's Whig. The prisoner was sent to jail for two months
[Before EDWARD ORME, Esq., R.M.]
KEEPING UNLICENSED SLAUGHTERHOUSES. -- Wm. Davey, 5, Hercules Street, was summoned, at the instance of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses, for having, on the 5th inst., used a house adjoining his shop as a slaughterhouse, without having obtained a licence for that purpose from the complainants. Mr. Seeds prosecuted, and Mr. Sheals appeared for the defendant. The offence having been proved, the defendant was fined in 10s and costs. -- There were a number of similar cases brought against other butchers which were dismissed, the proofs being defective.
ADULTERATED BUTTERMILK. -- Arthur Martin, North Queen Street, was summoned, at the instance of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses, for having on the 11th inst., sold a quantity of buttermilk which was fraudulently made up, adulterated, and mixed with water with intent to increase the bulk thereof. Mr. Seeds prosecuted, and Mr. Harper appeared for the defendant. After hearing the evidence, his WORSHIP considered that the prosecution had been sustained, and fined the defendant in 20s, and 10s costs.
CHARGES AGAINST CARTERS. -- A number of carters were summoned for working horses with sores on their backs for being drunk in charge of horses and carts, and for driving on the wrong side of the streets. Various fines were inflicted. Mr. Seeds prosecuted.
BRUTAL ASSAULT BY A SON ON HIS FATHER.
At Cheddington, Dorset, yesterday, a young man named Marsh attacked his father, with whom he was working, with a billhook, inflicting frightful injuries on the face and head. It is feared the woundas are fatal.
Another serious landslip took place at Dover yesterday morning, on the East Cliff. The two end houses all either side of Athol Court were crushed, and other houses damaged. No persons injured.
FEMALE MEDICAL STUDENTS IN EDINBURGH
The managers of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary yesterday decided to admit females already enrolled in the students' register for Scotland, to receive clinical instruction at separate hours from male students.
The Judge of the Probate Court yesterday reserved judgement in the case involving the will of Thomas Holme, who left £90,000 to various charities.
THE UNION WORKHOUSE.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NORTHERN WHIG.
SIR, -- As a ratepayer, I object to the increase to the salary of the master of our Union Workhouse. He may be a most estimable man, and I dare say he is, and he may be a most efficient officer for aught I know; but yet I cannot see upon what grounds this increase is granted. The guardians seem very liberal.
Now, I presume that the increase to the salary will have to come out of the pockets of the ratepayers; and the rate is called the poor-rate, I believe, and is collected for the relief of the poor. Is this a case of relief?
Now, I should like to know, if the worthy master of the Workhouse was suffering any privations -- was he suffering from the very high prices of all sorts of provisions, coal, &c.?
As far as I can learn the master's salary was two hundred pounds a year, with rations, &c., &c. If this be the case, the high prices of provisions, coal, &c., are borne by the ratepayers; so that it matters very little to him whether they be cheap or dear. And with £200 a year in hand for any other outlay he might be at was very good indeed -- very. I know that a great many of the respectable ratepayers have to pay for house, coal, light, &c., on something less than £200 a year, and keep up a family besides in respectability. Why, the master should be able to lay by, at least, the half of his salary.
Now, I would much rather that the guardians had taken it into their wise heads to put £50 a year to relieve the privations of some of the paupers, or to supply some comforts to the poor inmates of the Workhouse.
I must again protest again this increase. -- Yours, &c.,
December 19, 1852. J.L.
MAN AND WIFE SUFFOCATED IN DERRY.
DERRY, MONDAY NIGHT. -- This morning Andrew Millar, and Maria Catherine Millar, his wife, were found dead at their residence in the porter's lodge at the entrance to Mrs. Allen's residence, in the outskirts of this city. On Friday night last, before retiring to bed, they placed a chaffer, containing a coal fire, on the floor of their bedroom. They have never since been seen alive. This
morning the house was entered, when they were both found dead in bed. An inquest was held, and the jury found that deceased were suffocated by inhaling carbonic acid gas, which was generated by the combustion of coal.
NEWTOWNARDS PETTY SESSIONS. -- [From out Correspondent.] -- SATURDAY. -- To-day, the usual bi-monthly meeting of these sessions was held in the Courthouse, Regent Street. The magistrates present were -- The Rev. Joseph Bradshaw, J.P., and John Miller, Esq., J.P. Captain and Adjutant George Rowan Hamilton, of the Royal North Down Rifles, occupied a seat beside the magistrates, Jas. Hedley, Ballyrussell, summoned George Shannon, of Ballyrussell, for "that he did commit wilful and malicious injury, damage and spoil, to and upon a certain field, the property of complainant, situate at Ballyrussell." Mr. Gibson, who appeared for the complainant, said that some time ago his client was summoned to show cause why he refused to allow Shannon, who was a road contractor, to go on his land for the purpose of procuring stones. It was then decided by their worships that Hedley's field was the most convenient place. Shannon should be permitted to quarry there. In so doing, however, he had strewn a quantity of rubbish on a portion of the land, and had undermined a hedge to the depth of between two and three feet in such a manner as to cause the thorns to die. James Healey swore that the injury done amounted to the sum of £3. On hearing the case, the magistrates decided on adjourning it till next court day, in order to allow Shannon an opportunity of repairing the injury done. If he did not do so properly, a heavy penalty would be inflicted. -- Ellen Holmes summoned Matthew Whitla for grievously assaulting her, at Drumkirk, on the 14th instant; and John Holmes summoned Matthew Whitla for using threatening language towards him at the same time and place, and to show cause, why he should not be bound over to keep the peace. Whitla brought a cross-case against Ellen Holmes for assaulting him on the same date. Mr. Gibson appeared for Holmes, and Mr. Russell for Whitla. Ellen Holmes swore that, on the night of the 14th inst., she was in her own house at Drumhirk. About nine o'clock at night she heard a noise on the road, and the defendant shouting for John Holmes, and threatening to take his life or his wife's. She went to the door and asked him what he wanted, when he replied, "I will kick you to h--l" He then kicked her in the groin. Had a potstick [produced] in her hand, and struck him with it. Defendant afterwards knocked her down, and kicked her. He swore he would have both our lives. My husband came out and lifted me. He did not strike Whitla, but said he "would take another way of it." The witness was cross-examined by Mr. Russell, but her evidence was not shattered in the least. John Holmes, examined by Mr. Gibson, swore that on coming out he saw his wife lying on the ground, and Whitla kicking her. Was in bodily fear of Whitla. This witness was also examined by Mr. Russell, but to no purpose. Whitla having been examined in support of his charge of assault against Mrs. Holmes, and cross-examined by Mr. Gibson, Mr. Bradshaw said it was the opinion of the Bench that the case of John Holmes against Whitla should be dismissed, as also that of Matthew Whitla against Ellen Holmes. With reference to the case of Ellen Holmes against Whitla, the magistrates, were of opinion that the conduct of the defendant was cowardly, wanton, unprovoked, unjustifiable, and savage. He was to be fined in 10s and 10s costs, with the alternative of fourteen days in Downpatrick Jail.
HOLYWOOD PETTY SESSIONS -- Yesterday.
[FROM OUR REPORTER.]
[Before JAMES ALEXANDER, Esq., J.P., and JOHN ANDERSON, Esq., J.P.]
PROSECUTION UNDER THE NEW LICENSING ACT. -- James Garroway was summoned by Sub-Constable Hanna, for permitting drunkenness to exist on his licensed premises. Mr. Coulter appeared for the defendant. When the case was called on, it was stated that the complainant had been ordered to Lisburn on temporary duty. After some discussion, the case was adjourned until the next court day.
THE MASTER AND SERVANT ACT. -- Thomas Clendinning was summoned by Thomas Purdy for breach of contract, and to receive compensation. The Complainant said the defendant agreed to work for him for six months, The contact would not expire until May next. The defendant had left the service. The defendant said that a man in Mr. Purdy's employment was in the habit of being him, and that was the reason he left. Mr. Purdy said he would see that in future the defendant was not beaten while in the service. The case was adjourned for a month, the defendant consenting to go back and fulfil his contract.
SUMMONS FOR THE RECOVERY OF POOR-RATE. -- Mr. Edward M'Hugh, High Hol wood, was summoned by Mr. Snowden, poor-rate collector, to recover £2 2s 6d, poor-rate due on the premises. Mr. Coulter prosecuted. Mr. Coulter, in stating the case, said he was at a loss to know why a gentleman of the respectability of Mr. M'Hugh objected to pay this rate. The rate had been duly assessed and applotted against him, and his name appeared in Mr. Snowden's book, which contained the warrant to enable the complainant, by distress or otherwise, to collect the rate. Mr. Snowden, in collecting the rates, had no desire to resort to harsh measures, and if he had been so disposed, after the service of the notice he might have entered upon Mr. M'Hugh's premises and seized goods to the value of the amount claimed. The summons must be defended on some technical point which he (Mr. Coulter) was in ignorance of. Mr. Snowden was examined, and said he was rate collector, in the employment of the Belfast Poor Law Union, for the Ballymacarrett and Holywood district. Mr. M'Hugh's name appeared on the ratebook. The amount assessed for the year was £2 2s 6d. He served Mr. M'Hugh with the legal notice requiring payment. He believed he gave the notice to a servant at the door. That was at the latter end of June or the beginning of July. It was a six-day notice. The rate was now six months due. Complainant had got instructions to close the accounts at once. He had had sixty summonses to issue, and all had since paid, with the exception of the five or six now to come before the Court. To Mr. M'Hugh -- I never called personally on the defendant for the rate. I am sure I served the notice at the latter end of June or the beginning of July. I took the person to whom I gave the notice at the door to be a servant, but I am not sure. Mr. M'Hugh -- Did the defendant ever refuse to pay you the rate? Complainant -- He had to be summoned. Mr. M'Hugh -- Are you aware that several parties, previously to being summoned, called in your office and found you out? Mr. Coulter objected. Complainant -- In one or two cases out of the sixty I have taken the rate without payment of the summonses. I summoned a poor-law guardian, not knowing that he was such. After he paid the rate and the costs of the summons I apologised to him. (Laughter.) Mr. Coulter -- If Mr. M'Hugh pays the rate and the costs of the summonses, we will apologise to him too. (Laughter.) Mr. M'Hugh said his contention was that the defendant was never asked to pay the rate, and therefore could not have refused. Mr. ALEXANDER (to Mr. Snowden) -- Did Mr. H'Hugh refuse to pay the rate? Snowden -- He did not refuse to pay the rate, but he refused to pay the price of the summons. Mr. Coulter argued that the notice served upon Mr. M'Hugh was a valid notice, and was all that the law required. It was not incumbent upon Mr. Snowden, after service of the notice, to go round and make a personal call. He then read the form of the notice, and said it required the defendant, within six days, to pay to the complainant, at his office in Belfast, the sum for which he was assessed, which was mentioned. Complainant (to Mr. M'Hugh) -- I have an office in Belfast, in Castle Chambers. My name is not on the door. There are three collectors who have offices in Castle Chambers. The Defendant said it was not for the sake of the price of the summons that he defended this case, but on account of the principle involved. This notice that had been spoken of he never received, and the only intimation he got of the rate being due was the summons. In former years the collector called upon him for the money, and it was strange a similar course was not pursued at the present time. Immediately after receiving the summons, he made inquiries as to where Mr. Snowden's office was, and he went and tendered him the amount of the rate, which he refused to take without the extra shilling. Mr. Snowden must be in the habit of passing defendant's premises once or twice each day, and he would have received the money at any moments had he called for it. Mr. ALEXANDER said the magistrates must give a decree for the amount claimed, with the ordinary costs, 1s 6d, as they were of opinion that the rate collector had conformed to the law in the service of the notices; but, at the same time, they were also of opinion that Mr. Snowden, before issuing the summons, should, out of courtesy, have called a second time, and asked for payment.
FIRE AT CREGAGH FLAX MILLS. -- Yesterday a fire broke out, about twelve o'clock, in a shed adjoining the Cregagh Flax Mills. A messenger was despatched to the Fire Brigade Office, and shortly afterwards Mr. Deputy-Superintendent Moorehead and the members of the brigade, with two engines, were on the spot. Previous to their arrival the employés in the mill had been throwing water upon the flames, which, however, up to the time of the arrival of the brigade, appeared to be gaining on them. With a plentiful supply of water from an adjoining dam, the brigade got the fire under, their object seeming to be to prevent the flames spreading to the premises adjoining, in which a lot of inflammable matter was known to be stored. In this respect they succeeded -- not, however, before the shed, and all the flax in it, were completely consumed. It is stated that the damage is fully covered by insurance.
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MORE FLOODS IN CARRICKFERGUS. -- [From our Correspondent.] -- The Front Quarter in the above town was flooded on Sunday last. The water began to enter several of the houses at eight o'clock a.m., and continued to do so till one o'clock. Although this and other districts of the town were flooded, in other districts even a glassful of water could not be obtained from the pipes. I have been informed by an occupant of a house in the flooded locality, and who has suffered from this superfluous flood frequently, that he has consulted an attorney, with a view of appealing to law to recover damages for the injuries done him by these periodical floodings.
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THE SHIPPING CASUALTY AT CARRICKFERGUS. -- [From our Correspondent.] -- The schooner Helen Mar, Captain Kavanagh, of Whitehaven, which stranded on the Boneybefore sandbank, during the gale on Friday night last, was successfully towed off yesterday afternoon, and taken to Belfast. The ground where she lay is of a soft, sandy nature, and, consequently, she has received little damage. Although the present are neap tides, still the flow tide yesterday afternoon was one of the largest which has been on the Carrickfergus coast for some time, and it was owing to this circumstance that the Helen Mar was towed off.
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SEVERE ACCIDENT ON THE CARRICKFERGUS AND LARNE RAILWAY -- [From our Correspondent.] -- CARRICKFERGUS, MONDAY. -- This morning, as the 8.20 train from Larne was nearing the Ballycarry Station, the fireman noticed a man lying close to the line, apparently insensible. As soon as the train arrived at the station persons were despatched to look after him, when it was found he was quite insensible, with three severe scalp wounds, and the cap which he wore cut in two. The man's name is John Foster, and he was engaged as a servant in the employ of a farmer at Magheramorne. Foster, who was able to speak this afternoon, cannot tell how he received the wounds; but it is supposed that he wandered on to the line yesterday evening, while under the influence of liquor, and either fell or lay down close to the rails; and while in this position the lifeguard or some other part of the engine of the 7.30 p.m. train from Belfast last night or the 6.15 a.m. this morning, inflicted the wounds in the head. It is believed that he received the wound from the train last night, as he was found in a precarious state this morning, from exposure and the wounds inflicted. Dr. Smiley and Dr. Patrick are in attendance, and it is not certain how the injuries may terminate.
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