AGNEW--December 26, at Eglinton Street, Belfast, the wife of Samuel Agnew, of a daughter.
BAILEY--Dec. 21, at Bow Street, Lisburn, the wife of Mr. W. J. Bailey, of a son.
CHAPMAN--Dec. 28. at Upper Malone, Belfast, the wife of Hugh Allen Chapman, of a daughter.
GEDDIS--December 29, at 278 South Wellington Street, Glasgow, the wife of Mr. James Geddis, of a son.
GRAY--December 28, at New Road, Donaghadee, the wife of Alexander Gray, of a daughter.
IRVINE--Dec. 26. at Hampton, Belfast, the wife of the Rev. Richard Irvine, of a son.
MACAW--December 25, at Bushmills, the wife of James Macaw, Esq., M.D., of a daughter.
M'CULLOUGH--Dec. 27, at 18 Conway Square, Newtownards, the wife of Mr. William M'Cullough, of a son.
PRICE--Dec. 27, at Mountcollier Terrace, Belfast, the wife of Wm. Price, of a daughter, stillborn.
SCOTT--Dec. 28, at Daisy Hill Manse. Killishil, Aughnacloy, the wife of the Rev. J. L. Scott, of a son.
SIMPSON--Dec. 28, at Hill Street, Ballymena, the wife of Mr. Thomas Simpson, of a daughter
WILLIAMSON--December 26 at 208 York Street, Belfast, the wife of Hugh Williamson, of a son.
BOWMAN--CREE--December 25 at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. John M'Kee, Dromore, Alexander, only son of Mr. David Bowman, Belfast, to Rachel, fourth daughter of the late Mr. Alexander Cree, Legacurry, Lisburn.
FERGIE--CORRY--December 26, in the Presbyterian Church, Regent Street, Newtownards, by the Rev. T. Watters, James Fergie, Portavo, to Eliza Jane Corry, Dunover.
GALLOWAY--MAXWELL--Dec. 27, at Groomsport Church, by the Rev. A. H. M'Causland, incumbent, Captain Frank Galloway, Royal Artillery, to Madelina Dorothea, Second daughter of Robert Percival Maxwell, Esq., Finnebrogue, and Groomsport House. Co. Down.
GLEN--KIDD--Dec. 27, at Malone Presbyterian Church. Belfast, by the Rev. Andrew Molyneux, uncle to the bride, assisted by the Rev. Joseph Mackenzie, Robert Glen, Edinburgh, to Dora, daughter of the late Watson Kidd, formerly of Keady, Co. Armagh.
HARRISON--HARRISON--Dec. 29, at St. Catherines Church, Tranmere, Birkenhead, by the Rev. M. L. Jones, John Harrison, North Street, Belfast, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Robert Harrison, Higher Tranmere.
LINDSAY--DICKSON--December 30, at Moneyrea Meetinghouse, by the Rev. David Thompson, Mr. Thos. Lindsay, jun., Dunleddy, to Miss Susanna Dickson, Tullygirvan, daughter of the late Mr. James Dickson, Ohio, U.S.
M'CLURG--M'BRATNEY--December 25, at May Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. J. S. MacIntosh, Mr. Robert M'Clurg, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. Andrew H. M'Bratney, both of Belfast.
STEWART--ROWAN--December 23, at St. Anne's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. R. Hannay, D.D.. Mr. William W. Stewart, to Jane, youngest daughter of John Rowan, Esq., Brookhill. Lisburn.
WILSON--ALLAN--Dec. 31, at Connor Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Samuel Lyle, David Wilson, Ballymena, to Miss Ellen Allan, Connor.
BAYNE--Dec. 26, at Grace Hill, Ballymena, Mary Catherine, relict of the Rev. George Bayne, Moravian Missionary, aged seventy-one years.
BEATTY--December 30, at 4? Fitzroy Avenue, Jemima, second daughter of William Beatty, aged sixteen years.
BOAL--December 26, at her late residence, Slatt, Lydia, relict of the late John Boal, sen., aged eighty-five years.
CARLILE--December 3, at his residence, Purdysburn, Mr. John Carlile.
COWAN--December 24, at his residence, 17 Canning Street, Belfast, Mr. James Cowan, merchant, son of John Cowan, Esq., Ashton Villa, Shawlands, Glasgow.
CRYMBLE--December 28, at Macclesfield, Arthur C. Crymble, formerly of Newtownards, aged seventy six years.
DICKSON--Dec. 27, at Belmont Nursery, near Belfast, John Cooper, infant son of Mr. Hugh Dickinson.
EMERSON--December 26, at Ballysillan, John Emerson, Esq.
EVANS--Dec. 27, at Knock View, the Knock, Co. Down, John Evans, Esq., late of H.M. Customs, Belfast.
FAIR--December 26, at Derriaghy, Richard Fair.
FIELD--December 25, at her residence Killyleagh, Rose, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Field.
HUTCHINSON--December 30, at 23 Fleet Street, Belfast, Mr. William Hutchinson, Deputy Harbour-Master, aged thirty six years.
JOHNSTON--Dec. 23, at 122 High Street, Holywood, James Johnston, in the ninety-second year of his age.
M'CREADIE--Dec. 24, at his residence, 7 Cromac Park Terrace, Ormeau Road, Belfast. A. D. M'Creadie.
MONTGOMERY--December 4, at the Manse, Benburb, the Rev. Hugh Montgomery, aged sixty-six years.
PENTLAND--Dec. 26, at his residence, William Street, Lurgan, William Pentland, Esq., aged sixty-one years.
SMITH--December 3, at her son-in-law's residence, 251 Shankill Road, Jane, relict of the late James Smith, Cromac Street, Belfast.
THE NEW PARLIAMENT:
The following members have been returned in Ireland:--
Armagh City--J. Vance, Conservative.
Bandon--A. L. Wanston, Liberal (new member).
Carlow County--H. Bruen, Conservative; A. Kavanagh, Conservative.
Downpatrick--John Mulholland, Conservative (new member).
Dublin University--Dr. Ball, Conservative; Hon. D. Plunket, Conservative.
Dublin County--Colonel Taylor, Conservative; I. T. Hamilton, Conservative.
Kinsale--Collins, Home Ruler (new member).
Kerry County--Captain Herbert, Liberal; Blennerhassett, Home Ruler.
Kilkenny City--Sir J. Gray, Home Ruler.
Lisburn--Sir R. Wallace, Conservative.
Londonderry--Mr. Lewis, Conservative.
Mallow--J. G. MacCarthy, Home Ruler.
Newry--W. Whitworth, Liberal.
Portarlington--Colonel D. Dammer, Conservative.
Sligo County--Sir R. Brook, Conservative; O'Conor, Liberal.
Youghal--Sir J. N. M'Kenna, Home Ruler.
On 3rd January will appear the First Number of "THE WITNESS," a new weekly Journal, in the interests of Evangelical Religion. The want of such a Journal has so long been felt and lamented, and the disadvantages resulting therefrom are so manifest, that it is useless to enlarge upon them.
The plan of the New Paper is briefly as follows -- It is intended to be a newspaper in the ordinary sense of the term, with the addition of a large religious element. About one-half the paper will chronicle the general news of the week, foreign and domestic. The other moiety will contain news of the various Churches, with interesting articles on religious subjects. In short, the new serial will be a newspaper and magazine in one.
The paper will be entirely non-political.
All the religious questions of the times will be discussed in its pages. A firm and unflinching testimony will be borne to the grand truths of Evangelical Protestantism, while matters in which the Presbyterian Church is more directly concerned will receive special attention.
Well-written reviews of new books will appear from time to time. Biographies of our Church's worthies will be given. Stories for theyoung will not be forgotten. In a word, it will be the aim of the conductors to produce a paper which will be received as a welcome visitor in every household, and as advertisements and other matter of an objectionable character will be rigorously excluded, parents may with safety admit the new Journal into their family circles.
The services of Correspondents all over the globe will be engaged to communicate the latest and moat trustworthy information regarding the several countries where they reside.
Our Missionary enterprises will find in "THE WITNESS" a hearty friend. The Sutenation Fund may reckon on its constant support. The Bible and Colportage Society, the Orphan Society, the Sabbath School Society, and all our benevolent agencies, will have their proceedings duly recorded and their claims urged. The cause of Temperance will also be faithfully advocated.
"THE WITNESS" is intended to consist of eight large pages of the ordinary newspaper form, six columns in each page, and to be printed from a new and beautiful fount of type on paper of the best quality, so as to vie in appearance and style with the first journals of the day.
The price will be One Penny.
It is fondly hoped that this attempt to use the Press in the good cause will meet with the support and sympathy of every true and loyal lover of Zion. It is in the Church's interest the enterprise is undertaken -- let the Church extend to it her cordial help. Hitherto the Press has not been used as it ought, and all the Churches interests have suffered in consequence. Let "THE WITNESS" have the support of both ministers and people, and the results or good cannot but be great and lasting.
The following, among many others, give their cordial support and recommendation to the new "WITNESS."
Rev. William Johnston, Moderator of the General Assembly.
Rev. Thomas Hamilton, M.A., Belfast.
Rev. T. Y. Killen, Belfast.
Charles Finlay, Esq., J.P., Belfast.
William Bell, Esq., Belfast.
Thomas Sinclair, Esq., J.P., Belfast.
J. Milford Barnett, Esq., M.D., Holywood.
John Arnold. Esq., Belfast.
W. Muffatt, Esq., Belfast.
Rev. James Glasgow, D.D., Belfast.
Rev. William Macloy, Ballymena.
Dr. J. Milford Barnett, lndian Army (Croft House, Holywood).
John Arnold, Esq., Belfiiat.
W. Moffatt, Esq., Belfast.
Rev. James Glasgow, D.D., Belfast.
Rev. William Macloy, Ballymena.
James Sharman Crawford, Esq., J.P., Rademon, Crossgar.
Rev. W. B. Kirk patrick, D.D., Dublin.
Rev. James G. Murphy, LL.D., Belfast.
Rev. Robert Watts, D D., Belfast,
Rev. J. Maxwell Rodgers, M.A., Derry.
Wm. F. Biggar, Esq., J.P., Derry.
Aaron Baxter, Esq., Derry.
Rev. Professor Smyth. D.D., Derry.
Rev. J. S. Moore. Ballymena.
William James Craig, Esq., Ballymena.
William Tillie, Esq., J.P., Derry.
Rev. J. G. Robb, Clogher.
Rev. J. T. M'Gaw, Professor, Magee College, Derry.
Rev. John H. Orr, Antrim.
Rev. Nathaniel M. Brown, Newtownlimavady.
Rev. Wm. Magill, Trinity Church, Cork.
Rev. Andrew Charles Murphy, M.A., Londonderry.
Wm. Youns, Esq , J.P., Finaghy, Ballymena
Rev. W. D. Killen, D.D., Assembly's College, Belfast.
David Drummond, Esq., J.P., Rathgar, Dubin.
Rev. Charles L. Morell, Dungannon.
Rev. Hugh Hanna, St. Enoch's, Belfast.
Rev. H. M. Willamson, Belfast.
Rev. Henry Wallace, Profesaor, Assembly's College, Belfast.
William Edgar, Esq., Belfast.
William Carson, Esq., Holywood.
Rev. Jackson Smyth, Armagh.
James Campbell, Esq., J.P., High-Sheriff, Galway.
Rev. David Wilson, D.D , Limerick.
Rev. L. E. Berkeley, Lurgan.
George W. Slator, J.P., Meath and Longford.
Rev. Matthew Leitch, M.A., Maghera.
Rev. Matthew Kerr, Templemore.
P. Mackintosh, Esq., J.P., Newtownards.
Rev. John S. MacIntosh, Belfast.
Rev.W. Todd Martin, M.A, Newtownards.
Rev. Thomas Huston, D.D., Knockbraken.
Rev. A. Robinson, Broughshane.
Rev. I. N. Harkness, Stewartstown.
S. M. Greer, Esq, Q.C., Recorder of Derry.
Rev. J. D. Crawford, Hillhall.
Rev. James W. Whigham, Ballinasloe, &c., &c.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR PUBLICATION
The Witness will be published in town and Country every Saturday morning, on and after January 3rd, 1874. Belfast subscribens will have it delivered at their residences, free of extra cost, on Friday evening. The delivery elsewhere will be in the hands of Agents, one or more of whom will be appointed in every town and considerable village in the North, which can be reached by rail or car. These will have their supply of papers on Saturday mornings. More distant subscribers will be supplied by post.