The Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 9 May, 1843


On the 3d instant, at Park Cottage, Randalstown, the Lady of Alexander Markham, Esq., of a daughter.

On the 5th instant, at St. Columb's, Derry, the Lady of Sir George Hill, Bart., of a daughter.

On the 2d instant, at Straid Lodge, the Lady of the Rev. J. S. Hunter, of a Son.

On the 1st instant, Mrs, GODFREY J. SIMPSON of Laurel Hill, Crumlin, of a Son,


On the 6th instant, at the house of the bride's father, by the Rev. Abraham Liggat, Mr. PATRICK MOFFAT of Ballygrote, near Crawfordsburn, to MARGARET, daughter of Mr. Samuel Hanna, also of Ballygrote.

By special license, in St. George's Church, Dublin, on Tuesday, 25th April, by the Rev. Mr. Black, ROBT. CLOGHER Esq., to Miss M'BRIDE, Hardwicke Place, Dublin, and Warrenpoint, county Down.

On Friday, 21st April, at Bailieboro', by the Rev. Wm. Bell, JOSEPH CLARKE, Esq., M.D., to JANE, relict of the late William Stewart, Esq., Excise Officer, and third daughter of the late James Small, Esq., Bailieboro'.

On the 4th instant, at Belfast, Mr. JAMES M'CLERNAN, to Mrs. O'NEILL, relict of the late Mr. Francis O'Neill of Randalstown.

At Banagher Church, on the 2d instant, by the Rev. Alexander Ross, SAMUEL LYLE, Esq. of Oaks Lodge, in the county of Londonderry, to MARGARET, second daughter of John Stevenson, Esq. of Knockan, in the said county.

At Convoy Church, on the 27th ultimo, JAMES G. WOOD, Esq., of Castle Grove, in the county of Donegall, to FRANCES JUDITH, youngest daughter of Robert Montgomery, Esq., of Convoy House, in the said county.

On the 13th ultimo, by the Rev. Wm. Glendy, Ballycarry, Mr. WM. BOYLE HILL, to SARAH JANE, youngest, daughter of Mr. John Reid, both of Islandmagee.


On the 2d instant, in the twenty-third year of her age, CLARA, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Montgomery of Dunmurry.

Of consumption, on the 7th instant, at 10, Gloucester Street, Miss ELIZA HOUSTON, aged eighteen years, deservedly beloved by all who knew her,

On the 2d instant, at Killygore, near Broughshane, after a short illness, Mrs. MARGARET JOHNSON. In her removal the poor of that neighbourhood have lost a friend whom they will long remember.

On the 1st instant, in the eighty-sixth year of her age, Miss MARY CALDWELL of Ballinaskeagh. During a protracted life, she maintained a walk and conversation becoming the Gospel of Christ, and died in the enjoyment of those consolations and hopes which the religion of the Cross alone can impart.

On the 5th instant, at Downpatrick, JANE LUCY, second daughter of W. Edmund Reilly, Esq. of Hillsborough, and wife of the Rev. James Forde.

On the 3d instant, at Mr. James Moore's, Tullymanows, near Killileagh, MARGARET, the beloved wife of Mr. Hugh Currie, High Street, Belfast,

On the 25th ultimo, Mr. GEORGE WILLIAMSON of Mount-Allison, parish of Templepatrick, aged seventy-eight years.

At his residence in Brook Street, Omagh, on the 19th ult., aged seventy-three years, GEORGE BUCHANAN, Esq., long one of the most respectable and upright inhabitants of Omagh.

At Omagh, on the 27th ult., of hooping-cough, MARY, aged four years; and, on the 29th ult., of the same disease, ISABELLA, aged two years, the children of John Hamilton, jun, Esq., M.D.

On the 1st instant, at her residence, Derry, in the seventy-seventh year of her age, Mrs. CHRISTIE, relict of the late Rev. David Christie, Rector of Tamlaght-Ard, in the diocese of Derry.

On the 18th ult., at Hervey Cottage, near Kilrea, aged two years, ANDREW, second son of the Rev. Maiben C. Motherwell.

On the 5th ultimo, at Truro, Nova Scotia, JANET, widow of the late Matthew Archibald, Esq., in the ninety-fifth year of her age. She was married in 1763, in her seventeenth year, and shortly after came to Nova Scotia, where she left a large body of descendants. She has left twelve children, 100 grandchildren, 250 great-grandchildren, and twenty-three great-great-grandchildren-in all, 385.

At Joy House, Cookstown, on Wednesday the 26th ult., aged six years, HENRY PENRICE, son of T. W. Fountaine, Esq.

On Wednesday the 12th ult., at the Ursuline Convent of Berney, in Normandy, ALICIA, second daughter of Mr. George O'Halloran, Castlewellan.

At Ballycolman, near Strabane, Mr. SAMUEL JACK, very deservedly regretted.

At Bearney, near Strabane, at a very advanced age, Mr. PATRICK M'CROSSAN.


Domestic Intelligence


THE MAGISTRACY. -- The Lord Chancellor has appointed Captain R. J. Hanley of Ballycommin to the commission of the peace for Roscommon. The Evening Post states that Mr. Haly, S.M. for Queen's county, has retired from ill health.

THE LATE TREASURER OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN. -- Mr. Ross Cox, of the Head Police-office, left Kingstown on Wednesday afternoon, in the Post-office packet, for Liverpool, to take his passage in the Caledonia mail steamer, which was to have sailed from that port, on Thursday morning, for Boston. Mr. Cox, who is in every way admirably qualified for the duty, is armed with powers for the arrest of James Finn, the absconded Treasurer of the Corporation, and the seizure of all money and other property in his possession. It had been arranged that Mr. Morgan, one of the law agents, who had previously gone to London to obtain a warrant from Sir J. Graham, the Home Secretary, should meet Mr. Cox in Liverpool, and hand the document to him; but lest, by possibility, there should be any mischance on this point, Mr. Cox took with him a warrant from Mr. Lucas, the Under-Secretary here, which will be equally available, and also a warrant from Mr. Macan, the Senior Commissioner of the Bankruptcy Court, in which a commission has been issued against the late Treasurer, authorising him not only to arrest Finn, but to seize all descriptions of property found with him, or in the possession of the persons by whom he was accompanied in his flight. It appears by the report read by the Town Clerk, at the meetings of the Corporation, and from the statement made by the Lord Mayor, that the sum embezzled by the late Treasurer falls short of the amount for which his securities are responsible; so that, in any case, the funds of the Corporation cannot suffer. The Corporation have also offered a reward of £200 for the apprehension of Finn. -- Evening Post of Thursday.

We are glad to hear that the Rev. Samuel Simpson of Dublin, who has been unable to discharge any pastoral duties for the last six months, having undergone a severe and dangerous operation for aneurism, occasioned by a coach accident, when visiting the congregations and missionary stations of the General Assembly in the South of Ireland, last summer, preached, on Sabbath 30th ult., to the 72d Highlanders, and parts of other regiments; and that he hoped to be able to address his stated congregation, at Usher's Quay, on Sabbath last, on the design of ministerial affliction.



AFTER a lapse of two years, the officials to whom was entrusted the preparation of the census returns for this country have been enabled to publish an apology for a further delay; and have thus vindicated their claim to a considerable portion of the public money, if they are not to be renumerated in proportion to the work done, but to that of the time spent in its performance. A glance at the table will show its very unsatisfactory character, for most practical purposes. Thus the county of Antrim is described as containing 276,188 inhabitants; and a person unacquainted with the locality, and without consulting a Guide-book or Gazetteer, might reasonably suppose that this was the entire population of the county, to which that of Belfast -- 75,308 -- and also that of Carrickfergus (County of the Town), 9,378, have to be added -- giving a total of 360,875 in that year. The population of the neighbouring county of Down was nearly 1,000 over this number. The counties with a larger population are Cork, Tipperary, Galway, and Mayo.

The statement respecting the number of inhabitants in Belfast is equally meagre. When the census was taken, it was stated in the Whig, on what, we believe, was semi-official authority, that the number of inhabitants in 1841 approached nearly to 100,000. At first sight, it is difficult to explain the manner in which twenty-five per cent. of the population have been got rid of; but we suppose that the difference can be accounted for in something like the following terms :-- In that, by far the largest, part of the borough within the county of Antrim, there is no doubt that the inhabitants beyond the Parliamentary line were excluded; while there is equally little doubt that, in accordance with former habits, the people within the Parliamentary borough, but without the county of Antrim, suffered the same fate. The population of Ballymacarrett, although within the borough of Belfast, must, as usual, have been separately enumerated and included in the return for Downshire. In 1831, this section of the borough contained over 8,000 inhabitants, and from the increase of manufactories in the intervening years to 1841, it had added 3,000 to its population, for within that period it increased very rapidly. This will account for 11,000 of the deficit. The Parliamentary line in the county of Antrim is bounded on the southwest by the Blackstaff stream, which shuts out the extensive and populous districts along the old and new Dublin roads, beyond the Railway depot, including a considerable portion of Durham Street, and the densely peopled avenues leading therefrom. Upon the west, the boundary extends only a few yards beyond Messrs. Mackenzie & Company's distillery, excluding the inhabitants of the Falls Road, comprising more manufactories than any district of equal extent in Belfast, and of course in Ireland. This portion of the suburbs is undoubtedly the most rapidly increasing district of the town, and there have been in it more houses erected within the last seven years than in any other part of Belfast. The line pursues a similar course on the Shankhill Road, and cuts off a pretty considerable number of inhabitants in that quarter; while, at the extreme northern corner of the town, the populous district surrounding the Lodge Mill is cut away by the same arbitrary rule. Persons familiar with the districts we have named, will at once see that they contain, collectively, a much larger population than Ballymacarrett; and that, if included in the census, in would have reached, in 1841, the number of 100,000, as stated by our contemporary; thus exhibiting an increase of population that is unequalled by any of the British towns.

The principal point of interest, however, is the anomaly by which one-fourth of the entire population in 1841, and a rather larger proportion now, are excluded from municipal government, although forming, for all practical purposes, part of the inhabitants of Belfast. Three-fourths of the town is thus strictly watched at night, while not less than one-fourth is left altogether without public protection, and even placed in a worse predicament, since the vigilance of the police in those districts over which their surveillance extends necessarily induces "rogues and vagabonds" to exercise their profession in the unguarded quarters. As a natural consequence, three-fourths of the night robberies are committed in the unwatched one-fourth of the town, which pays handsomely for its exemption from police rates. We do not know for what precise time it may please the Legislature, in their wisdom, to continue this anomaly in all large towns, although existing in few to the same extent as here; but it is, to say the least of the matter, exceedingly inconvenient.

One broad feature in these returns will strike even the most casual observer; as, if they are correct, it would appear that, for the first time since any regular census was taken, many of the towns in Ireland have decreased; but it is almost unaccountable that the inhabitants of Cork should have fallen away in ten years from 106,000 in 1831, to 80,000 in 1841; Limerick, from 66,000 to 48,000; Waterford, from 24,000 to 23,000; Galway, from over 30,000 to 17,000; and Kilkenny, from 22,000 to 19,000. We presume that some of these apparent discrepancies occur in the same manner that we have accounted for the difference in the statements regarding Belfast. If they cannot be (explained in that way, the census returns either of 1831 or of 1841 must be exceedingly incorrect, and worth much less money than they have cost the Public, although the enumerators were wretchedly under-paid for their arduous labours.

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Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of her Majesty.

Drogheda Town2995396387646861516261
Dublin City 20109 1561101 104630128096232726
Dublin221121441136 66300 73747140047
Kildare 18556716116 58030 56458 114488
Kilkenny City3057 2851587651030619071
King's245349321187265174206 146857
Longford1919560064 57610 57881 115491
Louth19861890 6054651 57328111979
Meath 30785877989249491334 103828
Queen's 25438 85311776403 77527 153930
Westmeath24002687114 70383 70917 141300
Wexford 33507 110810397918 104115292033
Wicklow192106645763489 62654 126143
Total30645912320 12729637471009984 1973731
Clare448701048181144109 142285286394
Cork City 8773 1316 24 354894523180720
Cork 1215103688162385062388336 773398
Kerry466281434169147307 146573293880
Limerick City 5255 59615214362695548391
Limerick4287297298140561141077 281638
Tipperary663842020246216650218903 435553
Waterford City297815319102271298923216
Waterford25367778 109 8534987622172971
Total 36463712005 1023118619012099712396161
Antrim47880 267441 133213142975276188
Armagh412972186 93 113892 118504232393
Belfast Town10906190663 34858 40650 75308
Carrickfergus 1563118...4320 5059 9379
Cavan40964 134970120814122344 243158
Donegall 51389208826145821 150627296448
Down65102 3635 153 173538 187908 361446
Londonderry 38657 235928 106825115349222174
Monaghan 350781362 4598071 102371 200442
Tyrone54919290864153463 159493 312956
Total 414551 215906261161797 1224576 2386373
Galway Town 214334927989928617275
Galway711821527191211575 211348422923
Leitrim2591271225 7750177796155297
Mayo684212059 73 194198194689 388887
Roscommon 4408892655127016 123573 253589
Sligo 31496731468961691386181002
Total 243242 6304 392707895711078 1418973
General Total 1328889 52219 331340196294155609 8175238

The above Abstract of the more general results has been prepared in consequence of an unforeseen delay in the printing of the detailed returns and report.


Census Office, Dublin Castle, 22d April, 1843.


REWARD, -- OUTRAGE ON THE FALLS ROAD. -- A reward is offered, in the Hue-and-Cry, for the apprehension of Andrew Storey, the person who severely wounded a young printer named Conlon, on the 1st of May, in an affray on the Falls Road.


BELFAST CRICKET CLUB. -- This club (late the Hibernian) chose officers for the current year, on Tuesday evening last. The members promise themselves a renewal of exciting sport, in the manly game of cricket, during the summer.



CORONER'S INQUEST. -- An inquest was held on Wednesday, in the Court-house, before George Henry, Esq., Coroner for the county Armagh, on the body of a child aged between three and four years, which was unfortunately killed on Tuesday evening, while playing in the street. It appeared that the poor infant was running across towards its mother's house, when it was thrown down by the wheel of a Banbridge car, coming from the railway station, and was so much bruised internally that it died in less than half an hour afterwards. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. The laws should be strictly enforced against those careless car-drivers who career at full speed through crowded streets, quite reckless of what damage they may do. A magistrate of the county Down was on the car at the time when the sad accident occurred. Surely a gentleman, holding her Majesty's commission of the peace, must have known that it was highly imprudent to permit a driver to proceed at a rapid trot through a street on which scores of children are every evening running about amusing themselves. -- Correspondent.


ARREST OF A COW-STEALER. -- On Monday last, being the fair day of Ballybot, Constable William M'Cann, of the Armagh Constabulary, arrested, on suspicion, a fellow called James O'Hare, alias Short, who was offering for sale a fine milch cow, much under her real value. Inquiries having been instituted, it was discovered that the cow had been stolen on the previous night, from the neighbourhood of Dundalk. The fellow himself has also been found to be an old offender, belonging to the neighbourhood of Newry. He has been fully committed to take his trial. -- Newry Telegraph.


MODESTY OF A PICKPOCKET. -- A practical illustration of the maxim, "Save a thief from the gallows" &c., was performed in one of the courts of justice in this county last week. Mr. Proctor was defending a man charged with a criminal offence, at the Sessions of Magherafelt; and, whilst addressing the jury on behalf of his client, and endeavouring to persuade that sapient body of the moral rectitude of the traverser's conduct, and the impossibility of the prisoner being capable of committing the offence charged in the indictment, a bank cheque for £153 was abstracted from his own pocket, he standing in front of the prisoner's dock. When the loss was mentioned to the gentlemen around the table, Mr. Collins drily remarked, "Be the finding of the jury what it may, there is no doubt the man has got a check (qr. cheque? ) in the course of his immoral practices." -- Derry Journal.


Dr. M'HENRY. -- This gentleman, a native of the North of Ireland, and of no little celebrity in the world of letters, who has been resident in the United States for a great many years, has been established here as American Consul.

MAN DROWNED. -- On Friday night, about ten o'clock, an emigrant of the name of James Woods, from Crew, in the parish of Ardstraw, in the county of Tyrone, was carrying a bag of potatoes into the ship Provincialist, lying at the North Quay; and, while on the gangway, the weight overbalanced him, and he was precipitated into the water; and, notwithstanding every exertion was used to save him by the crow of the Provincialist, and the other emigrants, he was drowned. -- Derry Journal.


HORRIBLE MURDER OF J. GATCHELL, ESQ., J.P. -- EDENDERRY, May 5. -- I am sorry to have to inform you that our part of the country has been disgraced by one of those shocking murders which have been but too frequent in other parts of Ireland, John Gatchell, Esq., J.P., of Coolegegan, whose residence is about seven miles from this town, four from Rathangan, and about five from Portarlington, went to a farm about three miles from his house, and was shot dead very near the village of Clonbullogue, about five o'clock yesterday evening, returning to dinner. There is a police station there, to which the body of the unfortunate gentleman was brought. He had been lately appointed a magistrate, and used to attend the Petty Sessions here. He was travelling in his gig, and fell out of it, dead, on the road. The wound was a desperate one, and must have proceeded from a very large charge. It took effect in the right breast and jugular vein. There were seven wounds; one appeared as if from a ball, the rest from slugs. The medical gentlemen who saw him think it must have terminated his life in a very few minutes. He was married a short time, and had one child, The deceased was not more than thirty years of age; his mother, brother, and sister, lived with him, -- Saunders's News Letter.


Samuel Tomkins, Esq., was fired at on Friday evening last, while standing in his own hall door, at O'Brien's Bridge, county Clare, and one of the balls perforated the skirt of his coat. This attempt at assassination was made in the very town, by two men, before nightfall, and they were seen by more than their intended victim, but they fled immediately after discharging a shot each.


There are 214 prisoners at present in Clonmel Jail nineteen of whom stand charged with murder.


MURDER AND SUICIDE. -- A dreadful murder and suicide have been committed at Northwold, Norfolk. The name of the wretched man was Alfred King, and that of his victim Ellen King, his sister; the one was about forty-six, and the other about forty years of age, and they had lived together for years on the best of terms, and led industrious and inoffensive lives. It appeared that the wretched man was insane.


Shipping Intelligence.


ARRIVED, May 2. -- William, Miskimmon, Chester, bricks; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Britannia (steamer), M'Grath, Dublin, goods and passengers. -- 4. Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Athlone (steamer), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers.

SAILED, May 2. -- Eliza, Murray, Cushendall, staves; Dolphin, Humphries, Newcastle, general cargo; Mary, Scott, Dundee, general cargo; John and Betsey, M'Donnell, Balbriggan, timber; Herald, Robinson, London, general cargo; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 3. Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Britannia (steamer), M'Grath, Dublin, goods and passengers. -- 4. Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers.


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

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

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

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

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

For Stranraer, the Maid or Galloway, Haswell, today, at seven o'clock evening.

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.


At Warrenpoint from Memel, 5th instant, the Bertha, Carl Fahreinberg, commander, with a cargo of timber and deals. -- George Guy, consignee. -- (See Advertisement.)

At this port from Dantzic, on Thursday, the Rhoda, Williams, with a cargo of wheat.


At London from this port, 2d instant, the Triton, Carnell.


From Valparaiso, for Huasco, January 6, the Haidee, of Belfast, Marshall.


From Derry for Philadelphia, 1st instant, with passengers, the Provincialist, of that port, Williams.

From Derry for Quebec, 2d instant, the Envoy, Giffney, with passengers.

From Donegall for Quebec, 30th ultimo, the Gazelle, Paul, with 200 emigrants.

From Liverpool for New York, 2d instant, the Brothers, of Newry, Daniels.

From Liverpool for New York, 2d instant, the Virginia, Allen.

From Port Talbot for Almeira, 29th ultimo, the William, of Belfast, Montgomery.

From Port Talbot for Alicante, 29th ultimo, the Chamcook, of Carrickfergus, Poage


The Constitution, of Belfast, Neill, hence to Quebec, with passengers, 27th ultimo; in lat. 54. 20. N., long. 12. 52. W., four days out; passengers and crew all well, by the California, Auld, arrived in the Clyde from Charleston, on Monday.


The schooner Juno, of Belfast, Wilson, from this port; to London, put into Stromness, 6th instant, having lost two anchors and cables, in Loch Eribol, during a gale.

The brig Ocean, of Bangor, M'Kee (coal-laden), from Maryport to this port,got ashore on Orlock Point, near Donaghadee, on Sunday morning last, and became a wreck; crew saved. She was a vessel registering 117 tons, and owned by Mr. James M'Kee, of Bangor. The hull, materials, and cargo, were to have been sold yesterday.

PENZANCE, April 30. -- The Ann Elizabeth, from Falmouth to Wales, has put in here leaky, with bows stove, having been in contact with the Catherine, from Wales to Falmouth, off the Longships, last night, when the latter foundered; crew saved. The Helena, from Rotterdam to Liverpool, has been floated in to the pier; nearly all her cargo saved.

MILFORD, April 30. -- The William and Thomas, from Newport to Youghal, has put in here, in a sinking state, having struck on a bank, near Cardiff, yesterday.

ST. HELENA, March 20. -- The Bengalee (French barque), from Bourbon to ----------- was abandoned of Cape Raciffe, with four feet of water in the hold; crew saved by the Marie en Helligonda, arrived here.

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TROON, May 1. -- Freights for Plymouth, Milford, Holyhead, Cork, Waterford, Dublin, Dundalk, Newry, and Belfast; but vessels scarce.

RIGA, April 17. -- In the course of last week, the freight for London was 35s. per ton, first and second sort flax, and 37s. for third sort; for Belfast, at 40s.; and a small vessel was chartered at 41s. for fine flax, all in sterling money, and in full.

CHARLESTON, April 8. -- Upwards of fifteen square-rigged vessels arrived here on the 6th and 7th. Freights dull; New Orleans and Mobile, ¾.

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The proposals of Mr. Wm. Bush, for constructing a harbour on the Goodwin Sands, have been referred to the select committee on shipwrecks.

IMPORTANT TO MARINERS. -- The following particulars respecting the erection of a lighthouse at Melbourne, Port Phillip, have lately been received at Lloyd's:-- "Melbourne, Port Phillip, December 3, 1842. -- A stone lighthouse, forty-two feet high, has been erected on Shortland Bluff, about three miles within the Heads, the lantern for which is shortly expected from Sydney, and will be seven feet high by five feet broad. By making the light appear N.N.W., the entrance may be taken at any time."

To CAPTAINS OF VESSELS. -- When any of the crew of a vessel absent themselves from their duty, without leave, it is necessary, to enable a Magistrate to order a proportionate reduction to be made in the seaman's wages, that a minute shall have been made in the log-book, at the time, of the precise hour when the party absented himself, and when he returned again to his duty. It is also, further necessary, that this entry should be signed by the person making it, or it will be of no avail.


Military and Naval Affairs

The Army.

4th Dragoon Guards. -- The troop at Carrickmacross have marched for Dublin, their services not being required any farther. 5th Foot. -- Depot, Spike Island -- Will shortly be moved to Limerick. 45th. -- A company marched from Cork to Dungarvan on the 25th of April, there to be stationed, relieving a company of the 56th. 47th. -- Depot -- Two companies have moved to Sligo, on a requisition of the Magistrates. 56th. -- A company from Dungarvan have joined head-quarters at Cork. Rifle Brigade, 1st battalion. -- Depot, Drogheda. -- A draft is ordered to embark for the Mediterranean, there to join the service companies. 15th. -- Nine companies are to embark at Liverpool for Dublin. The remaining company is to be embarked from the Isle of Man. 30th. -- The service companies have received instructions to return home from Nova Scotia. The embarkation of the draft which was to proceed to Halifax, and the march of the depot from Galway to Clare Castle, have, consequently, been countermanded. By a letter from Bombay, we are informed that one regiment of her Majesty's (the 25th), and three regiments of native infantry, with a company of artillery, were on march to join the army under Sir Charles Napier, in Seinde, with the intention of occupying that country as a permanent part of our Indian dominions.

Colonel Lewis, C.B., commanding Royal Engineers, has left Dublin, on a tour of inspection of the barrack stations in the North of Ireland.

The Navy.

WOOLWICH, May 5. -- The Black Eagle and African steam-vessels towed up the Seringapatam, 42 gun-frigate, out of commission, from Sheerness, to the East India Company's Docks, to lie as a hulk to the Victoria and Albertsteam-vessel, for the use of her Majesty. The Royal George yacht, under the charge of Lieutenant Snell, arrived at Woolwich from Portsmouth on Saturday, and the officers, crew, and fittings, will be transferred to the Victoria and Albert steam-vessel, when the latter is ready for their reception. The Cyclops steam-vessel, Captain Horatio T. Austin, C.B., arrived at Greenhithe yesterday from Malta, and will proceed to Woolwich today, where she will arrive in the course of the afternoon, to be paid off. This vessel has brought home some valuable presents for her Majesty; amongst other articles, a gold bedstead has been enumerated. The letters from her crew to their relatives state that no person will be admitted on board the vessel on her arrival.



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

Belfast, Tuesday, May 9, 1843.


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Banner of Ulster - Friday, 12 May, 1843


On Thursday, May 4, at Craig Dufferin, the Lady of the Rev. D. Carlisle Courtenay, of a Daughter.

On the 5th inst., at Bellevue, Rostrevor, the Lady of Samuel M'Call, Esq., of a Son.

On the 7th inst., at Sandymount, the Lady of the Rev. T. D. Gregg, of a Daughter.


On the 6th instant, by the Rev. Abraham Liggat, Ballygilbert, Mr. David Gray of Newtownards, to Miss Sarah Cranney of Crawfordsburn.

On the 5th inst., in Glenavy Church, by the Rev. D. Bell, Mr. John Campbell of Deerpark, in the parish of Glenavy, to Miss Eliza Allen of Lisburn.

On the 4th inst., at Kildarton Church, James Kidd, Esq., Newry, to Henrietta, daughter of the late Hugh Boyle, Esq. of Cookstown, county Tyrone.

April l5, at Emly Church, Canada West, Hugh Grey Hamilton, Esq. of Coburg, fourth surviving son of the late Thomas Hamilton, Esq. of Blackrock, county Leitrim, Ireland, to Mary Jane, daughter of Robert Dickson, Esq. of Dicksonville, Canada, and formerly of Castlecoole, county Fermanagh.

Lately, Mr. James Sellers of Doncaster, to Miss Elizabeth Smith. This is the third "Elizabeth Smith: that the bridegroom has led to the altar, none of whom were related o each other.

On the 8th inst., Mr. James M'Kee of Blackabbey, to Miss Mary Ann Woods, second daughter of Mr. Hugh Woods, of some townland.

On the 4th inst., by the Rev. John Mussen, in Maragall Church, Mr. James M'Blain of Belfast, to Miss Margaret Branagh, eldest daughter of the late Henry Branagh of Red Hill.

On the 4th inst., at Aghalee Church, by the Rev. Robert Hill, William Bunting, Esq., Aghagallan, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Robert Launsdale, Esq., Whitehall.


On the 4th inst., at the house of her son-in-law, 2, Arthur Street, Mrs. M'Kane, aged eighty-nine years.

On the 7th inst., Anne, the beloved wife of Mr. William Laughlin, of Bower's Hill, Shankhill Road, in the 25th year of her age.

At Larne, on the 8th inst., in the sixty-sixth year of her age, Margaret, relict of the late Mr. William Kirkpatrick.

On the 1st inst., after a protracted illness, Nancy, wife of Mr. William Orr M'Gaw, of Ballyvesey, in the parish of Carnmoney, and daughter of the late Rev. Alexander Clarke of Lyle-hill, parish of Templepatrick.

On the 2d inst., Mr. Arthur Johnston of Ballinderry, aged eighty-three years.

At Rome, on the 22d ult., Emily, second daughter of the Lord Bishop of Tuam.

May 4, at Castletown Glebe, of influenza, the Rev. Henry Rochfort, second son of the the late Gustavus Rochfort of Rochfort, M.P. for the county of Westmeath.

In Edinburgh, Mrs. Mary Campbell, sister of Thomas Campbell, Esq., author of the "Pleasures of Hope."


Domestic Intelligence


IRISH POOR LAW UNIONS. -- A return has just been presented to Parliament, giving the total of the expenditure of the various Poor Law Unions, in Ireland, up to the 29th of September last, so far as the accounts have been audited. We subjoin the result as follows :--

Abbeyleix, £1,851 0   Gort. £1,936 6 11¾
Ardee, -------------   Gortin, 911 18 2
Athlone, 4,066 13 6   Kells, 1,888 6
Bailieborough, 1,462 4   Kilkeel, 1,634 18 5
Ballinasloe, 4,409 4 3   Kilkenny 4,835 17 5
Ballinrobe, 2,023 11 8   Kilmallock, 5,128 4 1
Balrothery, 1,785 19   Kinsale, 2,233 2 10½
Baltinglass, 3,551 0   Limerick, 8,787 14
Banbridge, 3,588 9   Lisburn, 6,950 5 11
Bandon, 3,751 14 5   Lismore, 1,535 4
Belfast, 5,884 3 3   Londonderry, 6,357 18 8
Boyle, 2,442 2   Longford, 3,104 16
Callan, 1,927 18   Lurgan, 5,035 3
Carrick-on-Shannon, 1,412 14   Magherafelt, 2,431 16 11½
Carrick-on-Suir, 1,265 3   Middleton, 3,682 17
Castlederg, 1,782 2 0   Mohill, 1,045 1 7
Cavan, 1,389 7 11¼   Monaghan, 2,349 0 2
Celbridge, 2,624 11 11   Naas, 3,824 0 10
Clonmel, 6,097 5 5   Navan, 1,887 1
Coleraine, 2,232 12 81   Newcastle, 5,242 18 9
Cookstown, 1,377 18 11¼   Newry, 3,759 4 9
Cork, 28,399 17 2   Newtownlimavady 2,092 12 7
Drogheda, 3,472 10   Omagh, 3,550 10
Dublin, North, 31,682 17   Parsonstown, 3,067 18
------, South, 32,199 6   Rathdown, 4,843 14
Dungannon, 1,090 2 1   Rathkeale, 4,082 14 8
Dungarvan, 489 15 0   Shillelagh, 2,553 12 10
Dunmanway 1,816 4 2   Sligo, 3,911 9 5
Dunshaughlin, 3,521 0   Strabane, 2,751 19 7
Edenderry, 1,960 16 11½   Thurles, 357 18 2
Ennis, 4,184 15   Tipperary, 6,013 5 0
Fermoy, 5,698 17 10   Trim, 3,084 7
Galway, 2,742 0 3   Tullamore, 1,898 2 10
Gorey, 2,418 13 9   Waterford, 9,459 14 10¼
This gives a total of £296,834 11s. 0¼d.

PROGRESS OF CRIME IN IRELAND. -- It would appear, from return of outrages reported by the Irish constabulary, recently published, that crime has been steadily upon the increase since the year 1839. The following figures show the total number of offences of all kinds reported in the returns during the years 1810, 1841, 1842, and the first quarter of 1843:--

Year. Outrages. Increase.
1840 4,626 -----
1841 5,360 734
1842 6,535 1,175
1843 -- Jan., Feb., Mar. 1,653 -----

ULSTER CANAL. -- At the annual general meeting of the proprietors, held on Wednesday, at the office, in Austin Friars, London, Sir Robert Alexander, Bart., in the chair, it was announced that the canal was now completed from end to end, and that the traffic in goods, which was expected to be considerable, between Lough Neagh and Lough Erne, would be forthwith commenced.

COAST GUARD. -- Sixteen chief officers of Coast Guard have been permanently withdrawn from the least important stations in Ireland, having a complement of six persons only, including the lieutenant; and the establishment of such stations has been placed in charge of chief boatmen, at an increased pay of one shilling per diem.

REPEAL. -- MoRE TROOPS FOR IRELAND. -- Two additional regiments - the 11th, and a battalion of the 60th Rifles -- are ordered to Ireland. This increase of military force in the country is attributed, by the United Service Gazette, to a necessity for checking the Repeal agitation.

R. W. Maxwell, Esq. of Killyfaddy, County Tyrone, has reduced the rents of his tenantry twenty per cent., and offered premiums, loans of money, &c., to them, for draining and other improvements.

THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO IRELAND. -- BELFAST THE PORT OF DEPARTURE. -- We have learned that letters are in town, announcing that the Queen is to be in this city, so early as the middle of July; and that her Majesty and her illustrious Consort, after sojourning in this country for a month, intend to take their departure at Belfast, about the middle of August, on a visit to Scotland. -- Dublin Evening Post.

POOR LAW COMMISSIONERS. -- The contractors for building the Oldcastle workhouse have, we understand commenced an action against the Poor Law Commissioner's, for a considerable sum of money, due them at foot of an account, furnished nine months ago, and for which they could obtain no settlement. This trial will bring to light, we have heard, much of the oppressive and tyrannical proceedings of Commissioners towards the contractors who undertook to erect the Irish workhouses, most of whom are already injured in consequence, and many totally ruined. It is now high time that the grievances of these respectable men should be brought before the public. -- Dublin Evening Mail.

THE PRIESTS' TARIFF. -- A correspondent of the Cork Constitution thus writes, under date "Carbery" :-- A poorman in these quarters (I will not be more particular, for fear of mischief befalling him) has had for some years a little plot of ground as a yearly tenant, for which he pays annually £4. By industry and a saving habit, when times were better than they are now, and when his family were either few or young, he managed to lay by a small sum, whereby he hoped, as they grew up, to get them settled in the world. It need scarce be told that a yearly tenant, out of the quantity of ground for which he paid but £4, could not be monstrously wealthy. However, about four years ago one of his daughters being marriageable, he got for her a husband -- for the marriage ceremony he was obliged to pay the priest £7! A second daughter has been since married -- the ceremony, in this instance, would not be performed for less than £6!! -- the two within four years, thus making no less a sum than £13!!! But this is not all. He has paid in that time £2 more for offerings of one kind, besides his annual dues of another, as a kind of retainer! In addition to which he has to provide his reverence, in his turn, with a breakfast of a Sunday morning in the sacristy, and the customary feed at station, when kept at his house -- the whole forming an average payment to the priest in these four years of a sum greater than his rent and rent charge together amount to! And yet these are the men who give their tongues the liberty of speaking of burdens laid upon these poor people by others -- burdens that are unfelt when put in the scale with their own heartless exactions! -- Dublin Statesman.



THE THRONE OF IRELAND. -- It is very doubtful whether Sir Augustus D'Este is not the next lawful heir to the throne of Ireland, after the descendants of the late Duke of Kent and the present King of Hanover, and to the throne of Hanover, after the Present Royal Family. Mr. O'Connell, whose opinion as an Irish lawyer is entitled to great respect, has given it as his opinion, that Sir Augustus D'Este is legitimate in Ireland, the Royal Marriage Act having never received the assent of the Irish Parliament; and there is every reason to believe that he is equally so in Hanover. -- Liverpool Times.

TWO MELOMANIACS. -- The following curious account is given in a letter from Berlin of the 10th inst.:--

"The celebrated pianist, Doehler, while at the ball given at the Opera on Shrove Tuesday, had his pocket picked of his purse and pocket-book. The next morning he published an advertisement, that if the thief would restore him his pocket-book, and its contents and the purse, he might keep the money, and rely upon no further inquiries being made. After a lapse of ten days, M. Doehler received a box, carefully sealed, containing the money which was in the purse, accompanied by an anonymous letter, evidently written by two different female hands, on perfumed paper, saying -- 'Here are the thirty-five thalers (130 franes) which your purse contained. The purse itself, the pocket-book, and its contents -- being a lock of hair, a wedding-ring, and a billet-doux -- I keep, because I prefer them to the money. This ought not to surprise you, because I am one of the greatest admirers of your talent, with which I have become acquainted by attending all your concerts, which have, I assure you, afforded me a divine entertainment.' M. Dochler, enraged by not recovering what he most desired, immediately took the letter to the police, whose officers soon discovered that the theft was committed by two sisters, Anastasia and Matilda L--------. The two young melomaniac ladies were arrested as they were coming out of the concert given at the Royal Singing School. On being brought before the criminal tribunal, they pretended that they had acted out of a mere frolic, and meant to return what they had taken. They were, however, sentenced to a twelvemonth's confinement in the House of Correction at Potsdam to which they have already been sent." -- Galignani's Messenger.

The largest known diamond is in possession of the Emperor of Brazil -- it is valued at £5,500,000 -- and the Emperor of Russia has the one next in worth.


The Navy

WOOLWICH. May 5. -- The Black Eagle and African steam-vessels towed up the Seringapatam, 42-gun frigate out of commission, from Sheerness, to the East India Company's Docks, to lie as a hulk to the Victoria and Albert steam-vessel, for the use of her Majesty. The Royal George yacht, under the charge of lieutenant Snell, arrived at Woolwich from Portsmouth on Saturday, and the officers, crew, and fittings, will be transferred to the Victoria and Albert steam-vessel, when the latter is ready for their reception. The Cyclops steam-vessel, Captain Horation T. Austin, C.B., arrived at Greenwich to-day, where she will arrive in the course of the afternoon to be paid off. This vessel has brought home some valuable presents for her Majesty; amongst other articles, a gold bedstead has been enumerated. The letters from her crew ti their relatives state that no person will be admitted on board the vessel on her arrival.


THE NEW BRIDGE. -- THE LANDING STAIRS. -- A few weeks will see the last stone placed upon the rangewalls of the handsome and most convenient structure forming the principal channel of intercourse between Belfast and the County of Down. All who have seen it concur in their admiration of its graceful and substantial appearance -- in which respects it is not, certainly, surpassed by any specimen of bridge architecture in Ireland. If there be anything which, in the slightest degree, detracts from its beauty, it is the stone-paved slope formed to defend the extensive dead-work on the Down side from the effects of the tide. This, however, will, by-and-by, be partially concealed by the embankment of the slobs on that side of the river, now rapidly proceeding under the direction of Mr. Smith, engineer to the Corporation for improving the Port and Harbour. The landing stairs at either shore, on the face looking towards the quays, are justly accounted one of the most happy thoughts in the plan of the fabric. We conceive, however, that these are not yet completed -- that they are wanting in one most essential particular -- namely, protection to unwary or inebriated passengers crossing the bridge on dark nights. The entrance to the stairs, from the footway, is perfectly open and unguarded; and any person incautiously stepping even a yard out of his way would be in imminent danger of losing his life. This defect is the subject of universal remark; and will, we are confident, meet the prompt attention of the surveyors of the two counties. It is a subject of vastly more importance than the name of the bridge, about which so much unnecessary anxiety exists in some quarters. The cleanliness of the stairs should, also, be more carefully attended to.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN. -- Lieutenant-Colonel Phillips commanding the 53d Regiment, has kindly conceded a request conveyed to him, to permit the excellent band of that corps to perform in the Royal Botanic Garden on Thursdays, when fine weather prevails.

A troop of the 12th Lancers is ordered to march from Dungarvan for this town.

In our last, in noticing a rowing match, we inadvertently stated that, but for the gig belonging to the John and Robert getting too close in-shore, she would have come in second. We should have stated that the Letitia Heyn's boat would have held that position in the race.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. -- On Tuesday morning, the 9th instant, between the hours of two and three o'clock, the dwelling-house of Mr. David Dickson, Lisban, near Boardmills, County Down, took fire, and all the household furniture was reduced to ashes. It does not appear to have been the work of incendiaries, as there was a prayer-meeting held in the house the previous evening, and it is supposed that the candle had come in contact with some dried fir which was stowed away above the room in which the meeting was held, although the fire did not make its appearance before the family retired to rest. Had not Mrs. Dickson been awakened by the crackling noise of the devouring element, she and her husband -- the only inmates, and who are both far advanced in years -- would, in all probability, have fallen victims to the fire. -- A Correspondent.


Local Intelligence


MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. -- On Monday last, two children named Adair -- one a girl of twelve, the other a boy one and a half years old -- incautiously went too near one of the large vats of the Hillsborough distillery, containing boiling wash, when the eldest, having lost her balance, fell in, dragging the younger with her; and, although they were instantly taken out by a man on the spot, both have since died. This should operate as a warning to parents residing in the neighbourhood of such manufactories not to allow their children to stray unattended about such places, where they are liable to lose their lives by machinery, as well as from causes such as the above. -- Correspondent.


THE LATE BISHOP SAURIN. -- The beautiful marble monument erected in Dromore Cathedral, as a tribute of respect to the memory of the late Bishop of the Diocese, is much admired for the chasteness of its design -- a Gothic arch, supported by half-octagonal pilasters, inside of which is a tablet, bearing an inscription. This splendid piece of sculpture is from the design of our talented young townsman, J. P. Jackson, architect. We have already stated that it was executed by Mr. J. Cavanagh, also of Belfast.


DREADFUL THUNDER STORM. -- About three o'clock, P.M. on Monday, the inhabitants were alarmed by a fearful peal of thunder, accompanied by most vivid lightning. After the dismay had subsided, it was found that the steeple of the Cathedral was very much damaged. Its massive walls (nearly six feet thick) have been, on the North-East side, fairly split open. The Cathedral windows, on the same side, are altogether broken in. It appears that some of the electric matter must have passed through the church, as, in many parts of the aisles, pieces of the flagging are broken up. -- Windows have been broken in many of the houses in the town. A cabin has been thrown down, and the house inhabited by Captain Crawly, of the Police, is so much injured, that it is no longer safe to live in. No lives have been lost, though several persons were prostrated to the ground by the violence of the shock. -- Derry Standard.


INVESTIGATION. -- THE DEATH OF M'CAFFREY. -- Friday, May 5. -- Another investigation (the third) was held in Clones to-day, relative to M'Caffrey's death, and the riots arising out of the Repeal meeting. Mr. Clements, barrister, and Mr. Peter M'Evoy Gartlan of Dundalk, solicitor, attended on the part of the Repeal Association. The magistrates were -- Christopher Plunkett, R.M., David Smith, and Thomas Phillips, Esqrs. Two new witnesses, William Jordan and Pat. Ward, were produced to prove that it was Mr. Smith, Sub-Inspector of Constabulary, who stabbed M'Caffrey. Richard Hoe, formerly examined, supported them. The consequence was, that informations were taken against Mr. Smith, who was committed.


MAN FOUND DROWNED. -- On Wednesday last, the dead body of a man was found at low water on the flats in Lough Foyle between Kilderry and Ture. He was decently attired, but, instead of a hat, there was a napkin upon his head, It appeared from papers found upon him that he was a James Judge, of the town of Moate, county Sligo, and had been fourteen years in the army, from which he had been discharged, upon a pension, on account of a bodily ailment.


Shipping Intelligence.


ARRIVED, May 8. -- Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers; Betsey and Janet, Dillon, Glasgow, stones; Peggy, Potts, Chester, bricks. -- 9. Mary, M'Ilvenna, Glasgow, stones; Aurora (st.), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Britannia (steamer), M'Grath, Dublin, goods and passengers; Lord Nelson, M'Laughlin, Glasgow, stones; Castle Hill, Nicholson, Liverpool, salt. -- lO. Alice, Press, Liverpool, general cargo; Maria, Griffith, Newport, bark.

SAILED, May 8. -- Devonshire (steamer), Higginson, London, goods and passengers; Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Prince of Wales (steamer), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers. -- 9. Maid of Galloway (steamer), Haswell, Stranraer, goods and passengers; Falcon (steamer), Gowan, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 1O, Countess of Lonsdale (steamer), Lamb, Whitehaven, goods and passengers; Royal Oak, Carroll, London, general cargo; Ranger, Davis, London, general cargo.


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

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

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

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

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

For Stranraer, the Maid of Galloway, Haswell, on Tuesday, May 22, at seven o'clock morning,

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 Acadia, Ryrie, on 19th May.


At St. Helena, March 20, the Barbara, of Derry, Purse, from Mauritius; and sailed same day for this port.

At this port from Demerara, on Tuesday, the Parrsboro', of Belfast, Hetherington, with a cargo of sugar, &c. -- Sinclair & Boyd, owners and consignees.

At the Clyde from Mauritius, on Friday, the Ann, of Derry, Johnson, in eighty-eight days.

At Liverpool from Norfolk, Virginia, 5th instant, the Margaret Balfour, of Belfast, Clarke.

At Elsmore, 29th ultimo, the Eagle, Hughes, from Dantzic to Derry.

At Elsinore, 28th ultimo, the Charlotte, Hanson, from Dantzic to Derry.

At Elsinore, 26th ultimo, the Jessie Scott, M'Culloch, from Dantzic to Derry.

At Elsinore, 29th ultimo, the Jupiter, Kraeft, from Dantzic to Letterkenny,

At Liverpool from Mobile, the Mary Campbell, of Derry, Berger.


At Madras, 15th March, the Hindostan steam-ship. At Buenos Ayres from Monte Video and the Clyde, February 10, the Zuleika, of Belfast, Reid,

Put into Portdynllaen, 5th inst, the Catherine and Margaret, Owens, from Chepstow to Newry.

At Liverpool from Dundalk, 8th instant, the Lord Nelson.

At Liverpool from Newry, 8th instant, the Clarence, Hughes.

At Savannah from this port, 2d ultimo, the Sesostris, of New Glasgow (Nova Scotia), M'Kenzie.

At Leghorn from Liverpool, 2d ultimo, the John, of Belfast, Black.

At Savannah from Bermuda, 2d ultimo, the Ayrshire, of Newry, Mackay.

At China from Singapore, January 6, the Quintin Leitch, Gray.

From Buenos Ayres for Valparaiso, March 2, the Sophia, of Belfast, Moore.


From Messina and Catania for this port, 11th ultimo, the Gipsy, of Belfast, Butler.

From Falmouth, 7th inst., the Abeona, of Portaferry, from Alexandria to Hull.


From Liverpool for New York, 8th instant, the Montezuma, Lowber, and Hibernia, Bunting.

The British and North American royal mail steamer the Caledonia, Lott, sailed on Thursday for Halifax and Boston. She carried out about sixty passengers. The Britannia, which would sail from Boston on the 1st and Halifax on the 3d instant, will be due at Liverpool on or before Sunday next.


At Liverpool for Quebec, the Araminta, of Belfast, Rodgers; to sail on the 20th instant.


At Westport for London, 4th instant, the Rosebud, of Belfast, M'Cormick.

At Newport, Monmouthshire, for this port, 6th instant, the Marvel, Jones.


The Lady Colebrooke, of Derry, M'Clear, hence to Mobile, 7th ultimo, in lat. 20, 12. N., long. 38. 5. W., with loss of topmasts -- had jury-masts up.

Off Charleston, 6th ultimo, the Christiana, of Belfast, Simpson.

Off Portsmouth, 7th instant, the Amelia Mulholland, Dyot, from Madras to London.


The sloop William and Mary, of Belfast, Delargy, from Glasgow to Dundalk, with coals, put in here, 1st instant, through stress of weather, and is discharging.

The brigantine Hope, of Liverpool, Boyes, from Whitehaven to Cardiff, with iron ore, put in here, 29th ultimo, with loss of foreyard and very leaky.

CAMPBELTON, April 29. -- The Hermione, from Memel to Belfast, ashore near here, will become a total wreck.

The Isabella Cooper, from London to Glasgow, put into Cork, 4th instant, having been in contact with a schooner, off the Bill of Portland, which is supposed to have gone down, with all hands; she appeared to be deeply laden.

The sloop Bud, of Limekilns, from Clackmannan, laden with coals, went ashore on the Island of May, during a dense fog, on Sunday morning last, and has gone to pieces; crew and part of rigging saved.

DUMFRIES, May 2. -- The masts, yards, sails, &c., of a vessel, of about 300 to 400 tons, have been picked up and brought in here. The sails are marked, "Richardson, Liverpool."

ALDBOROUGH, May 6. -- This morning the broadside of a ship, of about 300 tons (parted from the floor-heads), came ashore, off Thorp; it is chiefly fir-built, and painted lead colour; appears to have been coppered; no marks, to discover from what ship it came, can be traced; it appears to have been some time in the water.

CETTE, May 1. -- The Amelia, David, from Monte Video, was on shore yesterday, about two leagues from here, and struck heavily; crew saved.

CONSTANTINOPLE, April 17. -- The Reindeer, Kemp, from Liverpool to the Danube, which went ashore near Paulina, 31st March, will be sold.

The English vessel Tamar was wrecked, during a gale on the 10th December, eighty miles to the Westward of Cape St. George; the master and crew arrived at Manilla, from Sydney, on the 26th January, by the Calypso.

The schooner Harrington, Mercer, is totally wrecked near Benguela; part of cargo saved. This is stated to be the first vessel that ever sailed direct from London for that port.

NEW YORK, April 16. -- A ship and a brig were seen ashore on Carysfort Reef, 25th March.

The packet-ship Switzerland, Chadwick, sailed from London for New York, about the 30th January, and had not arrived out on the 10th ultimo.

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NOTICE TO MARINERS. -- A light has been erected at the entrance to Crookhaven, from which a light will be shown at sunset on the 1st of August, 1843, and will thereafter be exhibited every night from sunset to sunrise. The lighthouse is erected on Rock Island Point, at the northern side of the entrance to Crookhaven, in 51.28.35. N., long, 9.42.31. W., and bears from Cape Clear lighthouse, N.W.½ N., distant 8½ sea miles; from Cape Clear Island (S.W. end), N.N.W. ¾W., distant 8 sea miles; from Alderman Rocks (outer point), N.W. ¾N., ½ sea mile; from Fastnet Rock, N. ½E., distant 6 miles. The light will be a fixed white light. The lantern is open to seaward and to the haven, from E. by S. to W. by N., and is elevated 67 feet above the level of the sea, The bearings stated as above are magnetic.

COAST OF NEW ZEALAND. -- The following letter has been addressed to the Editors of the Sydney Morning Herald, by Captain Fox, of the brig Nimrod:-- "You will oblige me by inserting in your valuable journal the following account of a reel of rocks which I passed close to on the afternoon of the 16th June last, on the east coast of New Zealand :-- At half-past two p.m. passed close to two rocks, lying about N. by E. from each other distant about an eighth of a mile; the southernmost about the size of a canoe, and three feet out of the water; the northern one peaked, and about the size of a tun butt. At this time Cape Gable bore W.S.W.; the entrance to Tolaga Bay, N.W., is a very remarkable conical hill island, directly over the entrance; our estimated distance from the land was fifteen miles, and our latitude, from a good observation at noon, 38 deg. 28 min. S. I am aware that a reef near this position has been before reported; but it has never been introduced into any chart that I am acquainted with, and the least water over it yet reported IS three fathoms."

DANGEROUS REEF. -- The following letter was addressed to the Editor of the Bay of Islands Observer, by Captain S. Harens, of the ship Thomas Dickenson, 20th July :-- "Having recently very narrowly escaped shipwreck, I beg leave, through the medium of your paper, to make known the existence of a very dangerous reef, not laid down in the charts extant, and probably before unknown. Leaving Whytertach, one of the Society Islands, on the 20th June, steering W.S.W., all hands were roused on Sunday the 26th, between the hours of five and six, a.m., by the officer of the watch, who, in much confusion, was endeavouring to avoid the danger he alone had discovered, I reached the deck in time to have a fair view of the reef, as we passed to the windward of it at about two cables' length, as near as I could judge. It being dark as at midnight at the time, I could not determine its size, but think it about two ships' length N.E. and S.W. The wind was blowing a gale at the time, at E. by S., the ship running off eight knots, under reefed topsails, and heading directly for the reef when first seen; the sea was running high and breaking furiously over the reef, which was very little, if any, above its surface -- a point we could not determine, as we could see nothing with the sea and foam as it broke upon it. Had the ship struck, she must have gone to pieces immediately afterwards. Position of the reef, by the chronometers -- lat. 21.32. south, long. 168.54.30. west."


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Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 16 May, 1843


On the 12th inst., in Seapatrick Church, by the Rev. D. Dickinson, rector, the Rev. Theophilus Campbell, incumbent of Trinity Church, Belfast, to Isabella, youngest daughter of the late William Hayes of Millmount in the county of Down, Esq.

On the 11th inst., at Rosstrevor Church, the Rev. Arthur Andrew Onslow, vicar of Claverton and Norton Lindsay, Warwickshire, to Harriet Louisa, second daughter of the late Simon Marshall, Esq., and grand-daughter of the late Simon Marshall, Esq., and grand-daughter of the late General Sir Dyson Marshall, K.C.B.

On the 10th inst., in Blackhall Place, by the Rev. Classon Porter of Larne, Joseph T. Preston, Esq. of St. John Street, London, son of Henry John Preston, Esq., of Bloomsbury Square, to Jane, second daughter of John Classon, Esq,, Dublin.

May 11, in London, Major Hugh Carleton, late of her Majesty's 6th Dragoon Guards, to Aegesta, daughter of John Brook, Esq., of Brook Hall, Surrey.

At the parish Church of Cove, on the 9th inst., Nicholas Evans, Esq. of Oldtown, county of Cork, to Catherine Alcia, third daughter of the late Rev. Francis Gervais of Cecil, county of Tyrone.

May 9, at Lamas Church, Norfolk, William Blackwood, Esq. of Saintfield, county of Down, son of James Blackwood, Esq. of Strangford, to Anna Eliza, daughter of the Rev. W.J. Jex Blake of Swanton Abbotts, Norfolk.


On the 6th inst., at the residence of her son, Durham Street, Belfast, Ann, relict of the late Mr. William Alderdice, aged seventy-one years.

On the 14th inst., at Bangor, in the eighteenth year of his age, Robert second son of the late John Johnston of Ashley Lodge, Esq.

On the 8th inst., at Larne, in the sixty-sixth year of her age, Margaret, relict of the late Mr Wm. Kirkpatrick.

On the 11th inst., at Cavan, in the fifty-ninth year of her age, Olivia, the beloved wife of Captain Francis Thompson.

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

On the 6th inst., at Mourne Rectory, Kilkeel, Mrs. Close, wife of the Rev. John F. Close.

On the 6th inst., of dropsy, at Port-au-Chapel, near Moville, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Robert H. Nolan, of Down, aged forty-three.

At the Haw, near, Lifford, on Wednesday the 10th inst., Mr. John Bryson, aged eighty-four years.

On the 9th inst., in the eighteenth year of her age, Maria, second daughter of Mr. Hugh Kennedy, Newtownards. Her life was very graceful, and her latter end was peace.

On Wednesday morning, after a few days' illness, at his seat, Rockview, county Tipperary, Francis Mathew, Esq., aged forty-two years, brother of the Very Rev. Theobald Mathew.

On the 4th inst., at Bregenz, on the Lake of Constance, General Lord Forbes.

On the 10th inst., at Drogheda, Roger Hamill, Esq., in the seventy-eighth year of his age.


Domestic Intelligence


EAST INDIA TRADE WITH DUBLIN. -- We have to announce the arrival of a fine East Indiaman, the Malabar, laden with sugar from Calcutta. She is consigned to Messrs. James Foxall & Co. The Malabar is only the second Indiaman that has arrived direct in Dublin since the opening of the India trade. There have been two or three direct arrivals from China, with teas consigned to Dublin. -- Mercantile Advertiser.

HER MAJESTY'S VISIT TO IRELAND. -- Amongst the English nobility who will visit this country during her Majesty's sojourn, we have heard that Lord Brougham has accepted an invitation from Sir Philip Crampton, Bart. -- Freeman's Journal.

THE NEW CONTRACT MAIL COACHES. -- Yesterday evening six of the new mail coaches -- viz, one for Limerick, one for Waterford, two for Cork, and two for Derry -- arrived from Glasgow per the Jupiter steamer, in care of a person on the part of Mr. Croal, Mr. Rice, Superintendent of Police, and Inspector Dark, with fourteen constables under their command, were in attendance on the quay, to escort the coaches to a yard in Dorset Street, where they are to be kept until required for service. No disturbance took place on the route. In passing by Mountjoy Square, some of the crowd seeing them pass hooted at them. Six additional constables were placed in Frederick Lane station-house for the night. Externally the coaches present the appearance of good taste and workmanship in their construction. An additional number are expected to arrive in the course of a few days. -- Saunders's News Letter.

IRISH BANKRUPT. -- George Smyth, jun., of Pettigo, in the county of Donegall, trader, dealer, and chapman; to surrender on the 23d of May and on the 23d of June.

Mr. Wickstead, the engineer, is making a survey, for the purpose of supplying the city of Cork with water. It is intended to erect one hundred and twenty fountains in the streets.

The Lords of the Treasury have granted Horatio Roberts, Esq., late Lieutenant Revenue Police, a pension of £74 per annum, on the recommendation of the Board of Excise, for his conduct in the desperate affray with smugglers on the Upper Shannon, in which he lost an eye.

LORD CARDIGAN IN DUBLIN. -- The officers of the 4th Dragoon Guards, stationed in this city, with a view, as we learn from a correspondent, to take Lord Cardigan (recently arrived in command of the 11th Hussars) out of the awkward position in which he is placed in general military society, invited him to a dinner, it being arranged that several other guests were to dine at the mess on the same evening. At the appointed hour -- seven o'clock -- a splendid banquet was prepared; and, as his Lordship has the reputation of extreme punctuality, the company were in waiting sharp at seven. But Lord Cardigan was not there, and, accordingly, the dinner was delayed in momentary expectation of his coming. However, time wore on. The clock struck eight, and the company, surprised at first, became impatient. Nine o'clock arrived, and ten was approaching, when, according to our informant, much indignation was excited by the arrival of an orderly dragoon, with a verbal message from the noble Earl, apologising for his inability to dine at the mess in consequence of the awkwardness of the stable regulations! We have given this statement as it has reached us, and as we have heard the affair spoken of in places of public resort. If the story should prove groundless, or even exaggerated, we shall be glad to do justice to Lord Cardigan. -- Mercantile Advertiser.


Local Intelligence


ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUICIDE. -- A young man of the name of Montgomery, in a fit of temporary insanity, attempted to cut his throat with a razor, in his father's house in this town, on Saturday morning last. This is the second attempt he has made on his life.


DESTRUCTION OF A SCHOOL-HOUSE. -- A most respectable Correspondent, writing from Gilford, on the 8th inst., state that a disgraceful outrage has been perpetrated on the Bleary School-house, in that neighbourhood, on which occasion the doors, windows, furniture, &c., were totally demolished or carried away. A difference of opinion existed as to placing the School under the National Board, and, for some time past, the house had been used as a temporary church by the Rev. S. Foote, with the exception of which no cause can be assigned for its demolition. -- Downpatrick Recorder.


FURIOUS RIOT AT THE TERMINUS OF THE ULSTER RAILWAY. -- One of the most furious riots occurred on Thursday, previous to the departure of the luggage (two o'clock) down train, between the officers of the Company and a large party who, we believe, accompanied a number of emigrants to the station-house, there to take a final adieu, that we have had the misfortune to witness. The causes that led to this frightful affair, as far as they are known to us, are simply the following:-- The emigrants having procured their tickets and taken their seats, their friends and relatives rushed up to the coaches and lorries, and thus prevented the servants of the Company from making the usual arrangements preparatory to the starting of the train. At this juncture an old woman, not presenting any marks of teetotalism, unfortunately lost her equilibrium -- harsh words followed, and a scuffle ensued. The servants of the Company then called in the assistance of the police. The riot then assumed a most frightful aspect. Weapons, some of iron, were used, and, we need scarcely say, told fearfully. Two or three of the Company's servants, M'Clean and Greer, received serious wounds. After a desperate encounter, the assailants were driven out, and the doors closed. The Police then, assisted by the officer of the Company, succeeded in securing an immense number, whom they immediately brought to the police office, where an investigation took place before Joseph Nicholson, Esq., J.P. of Cranagill, and was proceeding with when we left. We are happy to say that no lives were lost, though the wounds in some cases are of a serious character. -- A Correspondent.


DEATH BY DROWNING. -- On Thursday night, about twelve o'clock, a farmer belonging to a place called the Trench, in the vicinity of this city, while in a state of intoxication, fell into the Foyle, at the Waterside, at the rere of Mr. Kirkpatrick's, and, before assistance could be rendered him, was drowned.


MONEY. -- "Is this good money?" said a man to a suspicious-looking wag, who had made some small purchase of him, "It ought to be good, for I made it myself," was the answer. With that, he took the man up for forgery -- but the man in his own defence proved that he made the money by fiddling.



MURDER OF AN IRISHMAN IN WALES. -- OUTRAGES AT CWM CELYN AND BLAINA. -- We learn, with the deepest alarm and indignation, that outrages of the most frightful description have been perpetrated in the above neighbourhood, upon a persecuted minority of the workmen, by a body of persons actuated by the worst feelings of religious bigotry and jealous hatred. We are informed that a protracted and infamous persecution of the Irish labourers in the werks of Cwm Celyn and Blaina has been brought to a crisis by a cruel homicide! The feeling of horror that pervaded the land on the revelations made at the trial of the Glasgow cotton-spinners, where it appeared that the conspirators, in the fell spirit of combination, agreed to pay and receive the price of their fellow-workmen's blood, for the purpose of securing to themselves a certain rate of unjustifiable gain, will again be excited to a greater extent, by a deed infinitely worse; for in this district, at least, it cannot be pleaded that an apprehended diminution of wages was the actuating cause. -- Monmouthshire Merlin.

HORRORS OF THE LASH AT WOOLWICH. -- On Wednesday morning, at a quarter before eight, another of these cruel and disgusting scenes took place, so revolting to human nature to behold, in the Royal Horse Artillery's riding-school. The troops were assembled in the Barrack Parade, under the command of Colonel Cleaveland, Royal Artillery, to hear the proceedings of a Garrison Court-martial, upon gunner and driver Murphy of the 7th battalion of the Royal Artillery, for robbing a comrade of £1 5s., of which crime he was found guilty, and sentenced to receive 150 lashes, or 1,350 stripes, The troops were marched to the riding-school, where the usual preparations having been made, the culprit was secured to the triangle, and the revolting exhibition took place, the blood and flesh even flying into the faces of the torturers; and, so disgusting was the scene, that several of the soldiers fainted away at beholding the mangled appearance of a comrade's back.

Within the last few days, further frauds to a considerable amount have been discovered at the Custom-house. Several official persons have been suspended from their functions in consequence.


The Army

The 98th Regiment -- 700 strong -- are ordered for service at Hong-Kong.

DUBLIN GARRISON. -- COL, FANE. -- It is gratifying to find that the disputed point of precedence between Col. Chatterton and Col. Fane, of the 54th, as to the command of Dublin Garrison, has been arranged in favour of the latter; that he has now entered upon his duties; and that Col. Clarke is expected immediately to assume the command of the 54th. This we learn from a private letter. No officer ever left Belfast with a greater degree of respect from all classes than Col. Fane; and any slight such as that reported to have been attempted in his case, in Dublin, would have been felt by his friends here, civilians as well as military, as keenly as a personal insult.


Shipping Intelligence


ARRIVED, May 10, -- Newcastle (steamer), Burton, Carlisle, goods and passengers. -- 11. Prince of Wales (st.), M'Neilage, Fleetwood, goods and passengers; Athlone (st.), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Tartar (st.), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers.

SAILED, May 10. -- Britannia (st.), M'Grath, Dublin, goods and passengers; Aurora (steamer), Anderson, Glasgow, goods and passengers.


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

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

For Greenock and Glasgow, the Tartar, Stewart, on Monday, at four o'clock afternoon.

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

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

For Stranraer, the Maid of Galloway, Haswell, on Tuesday, May 22, at seven o'clock morning.

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 Acadia, Ryrie, on 19th May.


At Liverpool from Newry, 9th instant, the Margaret, Richardson.


From Kilrush, 6th instant, in tow of two, tug-steamers, the Windsor Castle, of and for Liverpool.


From Liverpool for New York, 8th instant, the Levant Whittlesea; Rob Roy, Arnold; and Hottinguer, Bursley -- 9, the Hargrave, Bailey.

From Rothsay, Isle of Bute, 8th instant, the Jessie, Brodie, from Glasgow to Lame,

From Liverpool for Quebec, 9th instant, the Josepha, of Belfast, Leitch.


At London for Barbadoes, the Laidmans, Scott.

At Riga for this port, 28th ultimo, the Brancepeth Castle, of North Shields, Elliot, with flax.


The brig Ro'la, of Glasgow, Cunningham, arrived in the Clyde, on Monday, from Nassau, N.P., in thirty-two days; sailed 5th ultimo; reports that, about a fortnight previous to her leaving Nassau, there were about twenty or thirty vessels, large and small, wrecked on the Bahama Islands, owing to the tremendous gales which prevailed during that fortnight; amongst which were the brig Jane Erskine, Brand, bound to Cork, for orders, with a cargo of coffee, and the brig Thomsons, Thomson, bound to Liverpool, with a cargo of copper ore; both vessels belonging to Dundee.

ALDBOROUGH, May 9. -- The Robert, Stephenson, from Newcastle to London, went ashore, last night, on Sizewell Bank; crew saved.

GRIMSBY, May 8. -- The brig Amos Wilson, of Whitby, from Stockton to the Lincolnshire Main, sprung a leak, this morning, and sank, in about six fathoms water, off Saltfleet; crew saved by a pilot-boat, after being four hours in the rigging.

MARSTON, BLAKENEY, May 9. -- The Union, Wills, from Gainsborough to Colchester, having sprung a leak, made for Blakeney harbour, at the entrance of which she grounded, and will become a wreck; crew and part of cargo saved.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, October 8. -- The Minerva, Reed, from Leith, is reported lost, in Poverty Bay.

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DONEGALL, May 6. -- Vessels are wanted here for Liverpool, Clyde, Runcorn, Bristol Channel, and London. Freights, 8s. 6d. to 10s.; Liverpool and Clyde, 12s.; Bristol Channel, 2s. per quarter, with 81/8d. London.

TRALEE, May 8. -- Freights to London, 2s. 2d., and 81/8d. per quarter; Liverpool and Clyde, 9s. per ton,

MEMEL, April 25. -- Freights are declining; the following have been closed since the 18th instant:-- For London, at 12s.; Hull, at 12s. 6d.; Sligo, at 17s. 6d.; Fosdyke Bridge (near Boston), at 13s. per load; for Dundee, at 30s. per ton flax.

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THE "SCREW" STEAMER. -- This extraordinary little vessel continues to excite great curiosity and surprise on the river, twisting and turning as she does amongst the numerous craft off George's Pier, with a perfect snakelike power and facility. A few days ago, her capabilities in towing were tested, and with as much success as the previous experiments on her speed, which is known to be superior to any of the ferry-boats on the river. Three flats, each containing fifty tons, were attached to her, and taken up to Runcorn in two hours and eight minutes, against a strong breeze from the S.W., which is fully equal to what is usually done by steamers of fifty horse power; and, subsequently, she drew three heavily-laden barges on the Old Canal Quay, at the rate of three and a-half miles an hour; whereas it takes three horses to tow one barge only two miles per hour, in the same canal. The consumption of fuel in the Screw is only 1¼cwt. per hour. The propelling power in this steamer, although placed in the stern, like the Archimedes, is not, the same as in that well-known vessel, but assimilates very much to the sweeps of a windmill; and, as far as our means of comparison have gone, we should consider it the more efficient of the two, and vastly superior in many important points to the old paddle-wheel plan. We advise all lovers of mechanical ingenuity to examine this singular little steamer. -- Gore's Liverpool Advertiser.


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