The Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 3 January, 1843


On the 21st ult., in Derry, the Lady of Francis Rogan, Esq., M.D., of a Son.


On the 29th ult., in Miltown Church, by the Rev. Charles Crossle, Mr. WM. COOKE of Lavoghray, Portadown, to MARY, only daughter of Mr. William Fox, Derryene, Moy.

On the 26th ult., by the Rev. A. Henderson of Lisburn, Mr. JOHN ROBINSON, Lurgan, to ELIZA, only daughter of Mr. Thos. Young, Ash-grove, Lisburn.

On Thursday the 29th ult., by the father of the bride, CONYNGHAM ELLIS, Esq. of Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, Barrister-at-Law, second son of the late Thomas Ellis, Master in Chancery, and for many years M.P. for the City of Dublin, to DIANA, only daughter of the Venerable T.B. Monsell, Archdeacon of Derry, and Chaplain to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant.

In Coleraine, on Sunday week, by Rev. A. Macaldin, Presbyterian Minister, Mr. WM. M'AFEE, tailor, to MARGARET, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Stanley, roper, both of Coleraine.

On the 13th ult., by the Rev. Thomas Main Reid, Rev. JAMES ROGERS of Galway, to ANN, youngest daughter of William Caldwell, Ballinaskeaugh, Esq.

At Glasgow College, on the 27th ult., the Rev. Dr. KING, of Greyfriars' Church, to ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of Dr. Jas. Thompson, Professor of Mathematics in the University.

Oct. 8, 1842, at Trinchinopoly, GEORGE MAUNSELL, Esq., Captain 94th Regiment, third son of the late Richard Maunsell, Esq., of Rutland Square, and grandson of the late Earl of Listowel, to ISABELLA ELIZABETH, daughter of the late General Conway, C.B., Madras Presidency.


At Portalla, Downpatrick, on the 27th ult., RACHEL, daughter of John Fraser, Esq., Downpatrick.

On the 21st ult., at Ballynabrinnan, parish of Drumbo, in the sixty-fifth year of his age, Mr. WM. CLOTWORTHY.

On the 20th ult., at Chanterhill, Enniskillen, W.C. TRYVILLIAN, Esq., at an advanced age.

At Bangor, North Wales, LOVELL EDGEWORTH, Esq., of Edgeworthstown.

December 18, at his residence, Monte Video, near Roscrea, county of Tipperary, John Lloyd, Esq., aged fifty-seven years, youngest son of the late John Lloyd, Esq., of Glo'ster, in the King's County, and uncle to the present Earl of Rosse.

On the 26th Dec., at her residence in Merrion Square, Dublin, after a protracted illness of upwards of three years, JANE OLIVIA, wife of James Kenny, Esq., of Killyclougher, and only daughter of Lord Riverston of Palace, in the county of Galway.


Domestic Intelligence


THE MAGISTRACY. -- The Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to approve of the following gentlemen being appointed Deputy-Lieutenants for the county of Rosscommon:-- Thomas Naghten, Esq., of Thomastown, vice Mr. Denis Kelly, resigned; Coote Molloy, Esq., of' Old Park, and Francis Fetherston, Esq., of Cloonadines; and of William F. Burton, of Burton Hall, Esq., and John James Lecky, of Ballykelly, Esq., being appointed Deputy-Lieutenants for the county of Carlow.

ESTABLISHED CHURCH.-- The Archdeaconcy of Emly, of the value of £410 a-year, has been offered, we understand, to the Rev. Henry Irwin of Sandford, but it is doubtful whether he will accept it. With respect to Ardbraccon, we believe the most probable disposition of it is, that the Rev. Edward Stopford will be promoted to it. -- Statesman.

MURDER TWENTY YEARS AGO. -- A man of the name of Cornelius Brosnahan was last week committed by J. Drummond, Esq., the stipendary magistrate of this town, to the county jail, charged with a murder, committed twenty years ago on a man named Edmund M'Sweeney. The prisoner was arrested by one of the police stationed in Castleisland. -- Kerry Examiner.

THUNDER STORM. -- On Friday last this town and neighbourhood were visited with a most terrible thunder storm, which did much damage in many places. Mr. Ellis of Wardhouse has suffered to a considerable extent; his house was struck by the electric fluid, which rent the gables; almost every pane of glass in the windows was smashed, and much damage was done to the furniture. A servant girl, who had a knife in her hand, which attracted the lightning, was severely injured; and another servant girl is also greatly burnt. All the china., delf, and glass are destroyed; and the house, with the exception of a parlour and bed-room over it, is past repairing. The pendulum of the clock was twisted like a screw. -- Ballyshannon Herald.

INTENDED DUEL. -- A hostile message having been yesterday delivered, on the part of Thomas George French, Esq., of Marino, to Mr. Loftus Barry, an attorney, residing in the town of Passage, in consequence of an alledged trespass by the latter on the demesne of the former, upon which, without permission, he shot several head of game, arrangements were made for a meeting, which was to have taken place this morning in the neighbourhood of Passage; but both belligerents were secured and bound over to keep the peace towards each other, and to all her Majesty's subJects. -- Cork Reporter of Thursday.

MELANCHOLY CIRCUMSTANCE. -- A few days since a man was discovered in an almost insensible state, from cold and hunger, in the mountains some distance from Cong. He was brought to the next police station, where he died shortly after. When discovered he had a double-barrelled gun, and there were two dogs with him, one of them having a collar with the words "----- Trafford, Quarter Master, 60th Rifles," on it, as we have heard. It is supposed that the unfortunate deceased lost his way on the mountain, and thus perished from want and cold.There were no papers found on his person to give any information as to his name or residence, We have not heard whether or not an inquest was held on the body. -- Mayo Constitution.

THE NATIONAL BANK -- ROBBERY OF £3,000. -- On Tuesday last, at College Street Police Office, Dublin, an investigatIon took place into the circumstances connected with the robbery of upwards or £8,000 the property of the National Bank, from the Ballinasloe and Dublin mail. Mr. James Egan formerly a director of the Bank, was charged with being implicated in the robbery, inasmuch as he had exchanged one parcel for another, while a passenger in the coach, one of which parcels contained the missing notes. The evidence was very contradictory; and, after a long investigation, Mr. Egan was admitted to bail, himself in £500, and two sureties in £250 each. It appears that about £1,700 of the amount abstracted (in bonds, bills, &c.) has been returned.

PROGRESS OF TEMPERANCE. -- 54TH REGIMENT. -- On Sabbath last, being New Year's-day, about ninety of the soldiers of the 64th Regiment, at present stationed in Belfast, adopted the total abstinence principle. Among these were several sergeants and corporals, who have determined, with others of their brethren in arms, thus to commence the new year, and, by God's assistance, to abstain entirely from all intoxicating drinks, which have often proved the disgrace and ruin of many of the most promising young men both in the army and navy. Above 400 of this regiment are now total abstainers. It is, perhaps, one of the most steady, orderly, and best disciplined regiments in her Majesty's service, and sets an example of sobriety that might be followed. Many now see the beauty of temperance, and the folly of squandering their money on useless or pernicious liquors, and are beginning to prefer good water, soup, milk, tea, and coffee, before any intoxicating drinks, which only inflame the passions, bring on disease, and shorten life, and which General Sale, in the late Indian campaign, has shewn to be quite unnecessary, even in the battle or on the march, when he declares that the soldiers he commanded were in better health than when abstaining from all such drinks. This fact speaks volumes, and shows the great folly of our Government in throwing temptations in the way of our gallant soldiers and sailors, by providing them with intoxicating liquors, which are never required, except as medicine, and by licensing canteens in barracks, and public-houses in our towns, which only spread around us misery and death. Better it would be to give our soldiers and sailors some extra pay, or some useful nourishing beverage, and to provide them with other sources of entertainment, such as libraries and reading-rooms, where useful books and papers might be had. It is said that more than thirty of such reading-rooms are now in Cork, where men resort instead of the public-house. -- A Correspondent.




Tuesday, December 27.

The Assistant-Barrister, Theophilus Jones, Esq., took his seat on the bench this morning at eleven o'clock, and at once proceeded with the registration of freeholders for the county; next with the registry of electors for the borough of Downpatrick. A few applications for spirit licenses were then disposed of. It speaks well for the progress of temperance that the latter are considerably fewer than formerly, and of those few, on the present occasion, not more than three or four were granted. The Grand Jury having been sworn, some appeals were disposed of.

John Streaton, a noted character from the neighbourhood of Downpatrick, appeared in the dock, praying to be discharged from custody, having been confined under a "green wax process," for not appearing to stand his trial for obtaining, money and goods on false pretences, at a former Sessions. It appeared he had been six weeks in jail. He was ordered to remain four weeks longer in confinement, and to be then discharged.

The following Petit Jury were then sworn :-- Jas. White, Hugh M'Cutcheon, James Kelly, David Carmichael, John Dodds, Henry Carmichael, Samuel Cosh, Hugh Adair, John Brown, Samuel Black, John Cooper, William Creighton.

Hugh Burns was given in charge for a riot at Mr, Martin's factory, near Killileagh. Not guilty.

William Quin the elder, and William Quin the younger, for an assault on Lucy M'Namara, at Dromanaghan, near Seaforde, on the 4th November last. Quin sen., not guilty; Quin jun., guilty. Three months.

Matthew Vallely, a very ill-looking fellow, was next placed at the bar, charged with stealing a grape. Guilty; to be imprisoned one month, and kept to hard labour. It appeared that this prisoner had been formerly convicted at the Belfast Quarter Sessions.


Peter Sheals, a youth about ten years of age, was charged with picking the pocket of Ann Sheals, at Newtownards, on the 31st of October last.

Ann Sheals sworn -- was in the Market Square of Newtownards on Hallowe'en last; found a hand in her pocket; looked round and saw prisoner run off; followed him, and gave him in charge to the police; he had her box and 3s, 6d., and four pawn-tickets in it; identifies the box.

Constable M'Mauns sworn -- Took the prisoner into custody; opened the box in the barrack; found 3s. 6d. and four pawn-tickets in it.

To the COURT -- The boy belongs to Newtownards; has no person to give him a character.

One of the police gave the boy a very bad character, and said he nearly broke his leg by jumping out of the back window of the police barrack, in attempting to make his escape.

Guilty; three months' confinement, and to be twice privately whipped.


Samuel Gibson and James Breeze were charged wIth an assault on a person named Davison, a collector of poor rate, and with rescuing a chain out of his custody, seized for the rate, at Tollynagee. The prisoners pleaded guilty.

The prosecutor was called up, and said he did not wish to prosecute, as the prisoners were decent men, and had since paid the rate. He handed in a written agreement he had made with prisoners the evening before. The Court was much dissatisfied with the collector for attempting to settle the affair, and required him to be sworn. It appeared Breeze had struck him, and that Gibson took the chain from him. His Worship lectured the prisoners on the enormity of their crime in resisting the rate, and told them that, notwithstanding their submission, and having paid the rate, theirs was an offence which the Court could not overlook. He then sentenced them to be each confined one month.

John Kennedy, for stealing a cart at Donaghadee, the property of Andrew Kennedy.

Prosecutor, being sworn, said prisoner was his brother, and hoped his worship would not force him to prosecute. He was told the Court had no power to interfere, but would listen to any application he might make afterwards. Guilty; two months' imprisonment.

On the Bench we observed this day Colonel Ward, ------ Nicholson, Esq.; R.E. Ward. Esq., High Sheriff; J. Leslie, Esq., Donaghadee; A.H. Montgomery, Esq., Greyabbey; G. Matthews, Esq.; W.S. Crawford, Esq.; John S. Crawford, Esq.

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Wednesday, December 28.

His Worship took his seat this morning at half-past nine o'clock.

The following Petit Jury were sworn :-- Mr. John M'Kittrick, foreman; Hugh M'Cutcheon, William Nelson, James Davison, David Montgomery, Thomas Alexander, William M'Guiggan, Hugh Kennedy, Alexander M'Kee, Thomas Miscampbell {?} William Little, James Milling.

Patrick Martin was set forward, charged with an assault on Stevenson White at Ballygoskin, on the 4th of May last.

Stevenson White sworn -- Lives at Ballygoskin; his father sent him to the field to see what Paddy was doing with the cattle; Paddy had a loaded whip in his hand, and asked witness what he wanted, or was he going to rescue the cattle ? witness answered No ; Paddy then drew the whip, and struck witness over the shoulder; he then lifted a stone, and threw it after witness; it did not strike him.

To the COURT -- He was not much injured.

Hannah Martin sworn (for defendant) -- Was in the field when Paddy Martin seized the cattle for the rent; Paddy asked Steenie, last witness, did his father send over the rent? Steenie said he would give him what he wanted, and threw a stone at Paddy, and then another, and after that Paddy struck Steenie with the whip. Not guilty.


Alexander Smyth and Wilhelmina Smyth stood charged with having, on the 28th of November last, at Ballymacarrett, stolen £9, in notes and Silver, the property of Robert Boyce.

Rebecca Boyce sworn -- Is wife of Robert Boyce; lives in Ballymacarrett; her husband is in bad health; they keep a dairy; knows prisoners; they had a front room in witness's house; Witness's bed-room was alongside that of the prisoners, at the head of the lobby; recollects having £6 10s. in bank notes, and of £2 10s. in sliver; had the money in a little drawer in her bed-room; the notes were in a black silk purse, and the silver on the top of it; the drawer was not locked, had no handle, and was very difficult to open; it could only be opened with a fork; saw the money on Saturday night, the 26th November; missed it on Monday the 28th; went to milk the cows at half-past four o'clock; called her husband down to mind the house; he was in bed; a man named Davis came in, and remained with her husband; WilhelmIna Smyth was then in her own room; Alexander Smyth was in his own room all the day of Sunday, and at one o'clock on Monday, being his dinner hour; witness had a conversation with Mrs. Smyth on Saturday evening; she asked witness for change of a note; could not give it her; she asked witness had she no more money; witness thanked God she had two or three notes up stairs, otherwise it would be bad for her; witness returned from milking in three-quarters of an hour; found Mr. Davis, and her husband in the house; Mrs. Smyth then came down stairs, and sat at the fire for two hours; she then went up stairs, and returned quickly, screaming out that she was frightened to death; said she heard a foot up stairs, and called for a drink of water; she appeared about to faint away; when she had recovered, she said she would not go up stairs except some one would go with her; witness gave her a drink of water, and Mr. Davis took her child; witness's husband took a candle and went up stairs; found no one above except the child that was sleeping in another room. After Mrs. Smyth recovered, witness went up stair's, and found the drawer half open, and the sleeve of a gown half out of it, and the shawl witness produces half out of the window, which was shut down on it. Witness sent for the police, who searched the house; was in the garret when Alexander Smyth came in: he went out again. Head Constable Kane, of the Belfast Local Police, came the next day, and made a further search; Mrs. Smyth knew that witness sent for the police.

Cross-examined by Mr, MURLAND:-- The key of the bed-room was kept in a cupboard in the kitchen; her daughter had access to the key; the window must have been opened, to close on the shawl; it would take some time to open the drawer.

To a JUROR -- The room was open on the evening the money was taken.

Robert Boyce sworn -- Is husband of last witness; drew the door after him when his wife called him down stairs; did not lock it; the drawer that the money was in opened all right, and was shut when witness left the room; Mrs. Smyth came down stair's, and remained nearly two hours with witness and Mr. Davis; she then went up stairs, saying it was near the time Sandy (her husband) would be coming home; she returned immediately and appeared frightened; she said she heard a foot, and was like to faint, [The remainder of this witness's evidence was to the same effect as his wife's.]

Cross-examined by Mr. MURLAND -- The hall door was open on the evening in question, while witness was getting in a ton of coals; witness was in the hall all the time the door was open, the window is three stories high in the rere of the house.

To a JUROR -- Mrs. Smyth did not come down till witness's wife returned from milking.

William Magennls, Constable of police in Ballymacarrett -- Was called on to go to Robert Boyce's; searched the house; was told there had been robbers in the house; saw Mrs. Smyth there; examined the window of the room the money was taken out of; it was open; examined the ground outside; it was soft, and had no tracks as of any person having jumped out of the window.

Cross-examined by Mr. MURLAND. -- It was dark; had a lantern; there was a dung heap under the window about a yard high; searched two houses in the back yard, at Mr. Boyce's request, then searched Smyth's apartment, and found nothing there; Mrs. Smyth was sent for by the Magistrates; she was not summoned; she came, and her husband accompanied her.

Head Constable John Kane examined -- Is one of the local police of Belfast; proceeded with a search warrant to the house of Robert Boyce, between two and three o'clock on Tuesday, 20th November; prisoners came from the Police Office with him; they were not in custody; searched the room occupied by prisoners; saw a box there; got the key from Alexander Smyth; found a small box inside; Alexander got a screw-driver and took the lid off for witness; found three sovereigns and two pounds in silver; saw a crack in the wall, and found £6 10s. in notes, a five shilling piece, and some small silver; before witness took out the money, he told one of the men to tell Boyce the money was found; the female prisoner then spoke out, and said it was not all there -- there was only £7; witness said he would have to take her to the Police Officer; she asked witness would she have to remain there all night; her husband said "It was little matter of her;" she then turned to him, and exclaimed, "O Sandy, Sandy!" to which he made no reply.


Mr. MURLAND addressed the jury on behalf of the female prisoner, in a very ingenious and able manner, endeavouring to make it appear that it was very improbable that she would commit the robbery, as she could have no motive for so doing, her husband being able to earn a comfortable competency, nearly £2 per week. He then called Mr. Anthony O'Connor, who conducts Mr. Kane's glass-works, Ballymacarrett, who gave Alexander Smyth an excellent character, and said he was the best conducted man he ever met with; and so much was he thought of that his place in the glass-works was kept open for him, until this trial would be over; his character is most exemplary.

Mr. :MURLAND held in his hand an affidavit of good character given to him by a most respectable gentleman in Glasgow, with whom he had worked for many years, and who came all the way for that purpose, but was obliged to leave town the evening before, on business of very great importance.

Edward O'Connor -- Knew Mrs. Smyth five years in Greenock; lived beside her; she bore a good character; never knew anything wrong laid to her charge; she was always honest and decent.

Catherine Connor -- Knew Mrs. Smyth for ten years; believes her to be an honest, decent, sober, industrious woman.

The Jury, in a few minutes, returned a verdict acquitting Alexander Smyth, and finding Wilhelmina Smyth guilty. Twelve months' imprisonment at hard labour.

Alexander Smyth is a, respectable-looking man; and, from his demeanour, seems well entitled to the excellent character he received; his unfortunate wife has also a decent appearance.

Constable Kane is a most efficient officer, and is entitled to great credit for his activity and ability on this occasion, as on every other.

Alexander Smyth was again put on his trial on another indictment, on the same charge.

His WORSHIP asked Mr. Ruthven whether he thought he could make out this case against the prisoner. That gentleman replied he did not think he would go on with it. He, however, afterwards did proceed, and called Rebecca Boyce. The evidence in this case was the same as in the last, and appeared l perfect waste or time. The jury, without leaving the box, returned a verdict of Not Guilty, to the satisfaction of a crowded court.

James Davison, for all assault on John Allen, at Donaghadee, on the 16th October last.

John Allen, sworn -- Is a boatman in the coastguard at Donaghadee; remembers the 16th October; saw prisoner that day at the back of the bathing-house; he was looking if any one was coming; witness followed prisoner, having seen something on his back, and ordered him to stop in the Queen's name, telling him he was a coast-guard officer; found it was a large ton-slate; asked him where he got it; prisoner said he would see him cursed before he would tell him.

To the Court -- The slate was not in a bag; seized prisoner by the collar, and told him he would bring him to the sergeant of police; prisoner let go his hold of the slate, and struck witness on the lip ; witness drew his cutlass, and prisoner made off; witness followed him, and struck him with his cutlass to bring him down; he then took of his coat, and challenged witness to box him.

Cross-examined by Mr. MURLAND -- Swears he did not know whether it was a bale of tobacco or not that prisoner had on his back; did not know who prisoner was when he saw him, although he knew him for some time before; saw prisoner before when he appeared as a witness against prosecutor at the Donaghadee Petty Sessions, where a conviction was obtained against prosecutor.

The Jury, without a moment's hesitation, returned a verdict of Not guilty.

Robert Hinds, for an assault on George Connolly, at Ravara, on the 8th October last. This appeared to be a drunken squabble. Not guilty.

Patrick Toman, Bernard Toman, Edward Lennon, Hugh O'Hagan, William Davey, Henry Davey, sen., and Henry Davey, jun., for unlawfully assembling themselves on the 6th of October last, and making an affray; also -- Patrick Toman for an assault on Henry Davey.

This affray also appeared to have been caused by the parties having drunk too much whiskey in Ballynahinch fair. B. Toman, E. Lennon, H. Davey, submitted; fined 6d. The others not guilty. The Court required all the parties to promise they would live good friends in future, and conduct themselves properly.

William Gurney, a very respectable-looking old man, stood charged with having offered for sale ten pounds of unwholsome beef.

Mr. RUTHVEN addressed the Jury on the enormity of such a crime, and described the disease of which the cow died as being cancer.

Alexander Gibson -- Lives at Donaghadee; is a butcher; knows prisoner; he lives at Ballyhays, about a mile from Donaghadee; recollects prisoner having called on witness in October last, to buy a cow; went and looked at the cow; she was unsound, and had a cancer on the hinder part; witness came away, without pricing the cow; saw a hind quarter of meat on it, cart in Donaghadee, on Hallowe'en, or the day before; it was unfit for human food; it was very bad and of a yellow colour; prisoner was present; had no conversation with him; he had no cow but one at the time; the lean of the beef was black.

Cross-examined by Mr. MURLAND -- Cannot say whether the meat was rotten or not; after some hesitation, witness acknowledged he had killed goats and sold them for mutton. (Great laughter.) Swears better men than himself killed goats and sold them for mutton; he never killed a cow with the "big gall;" the meat bad no offensive smell.

Sub-Constable Steele -- Is stationed at Donaghadee; went to the meat market, in consequence of information he received; saw Gurney there; he had three quarters of beef; he asked witness had he got information that his meat was not sound; told him he had; asked him was it the case that the cow had the cancer; he answered it was, but he cut it off and threw it away; brought him before the magistrates, and gave the beef to the weighmaster.


Wm. Carvill, sworn -- Killed the cow; the sore seemed to have been caused by a cow's horn, and had not the appearance of cancer; witness cut away all the bad part; the cow was "thinney"-looking; she had not had sufficient grass; she could have taken her meat as well as any cow, if she had got it; Gurney kept quarter of the cow to himself; witness believed the flesh was wholesome.

A Juror gave Gurney an excellent character.

Not guilty.

John Warwick, William Warnock, David Milligan, David Garret, George Bittle, and George Kearny, for an assault on Samuel Lorimer, at Ballymagarrick, on the 26th September last, and also for riotously assembling themselves at same time and place, and making a great affray.

Samuel Lorimer, sworn -- Lives at Ballymagarrick; recollects the 26th September; was at home that day; his house is a quarter of a mile from the leading road; prisoners came to his house; Kearney said to Warwick, "Seize for the rent;" witness told Warwick he owed him no rent, and that they should get no goods there that day, if witness could help it; he "put to" the door, when Warwick was in the street; Warwick and Bittle pushed it in; they brought their carts with them, and began to remove the goods into them; witness would not let them go: William Warnock lifted a pitchfork, and said he would run it through witness if he would stir or make any resistance; witness did resist: William Warnock, John Warwick, and David Milligan, took hold of him, and pushed him to the inside of the house; threw him on the broad of his back, and by on the top of him, and abused him; they took him by the heels, and dragged him outside the door; William Warnock pushed him on the wheel of one of the carts ; he fell on the stones, and cut his head; Warnock seized him again, threw him down, and tore his clothes; they took all his goods, even his clothes and those of his wife and children; did not leave a shillings worth in the house.

Mr. MURLAND here took an objection to the informations.

The COURT ruled that it was too late.

Cross-examined br Mr. MURLAND -- There is a record pending in the Courts above, about the possession of his place.

Echlin M'Farlan, sworn -- Corroborated last witness's evidence.

An accommodation of this affair was proposed.

A verdict of Not guilty for Kearney and Bittle was returned. The others Guilty. Sentence deferred for the present; nor are they to be brought up for sentence if they conduct themselves properly for the future. Warwick and Lorimer are brothers-in-law.

Patrick Martin, for an assault on Margaret Quin and John Martin, at Ballygaskin, on the 12th Sept. last, There were four indictments in this case. Not guilty.

John Francis was given up by his bail. He had been called yesterday, and his recognizance estreated. Ordered to remain in custody, and his bail released from the estreat.

An application was made on behalf of a pauper prisoner in Downpatrick Marshalsea, named John Fitzpatrick, confined to the suit of Samuel Herron, Castlewellan. He has been twenty-three days confined, and a week's allowance claimed from his detaining creditor. The insolvent's poverty and inability to pay his debt being clearly proven, he and his family suffering under fever, the weekly allowance was ordered or, in default thereof, to be discharged.

Thus ended the Crown business of those Sessions; and it is worthy of remark, that there were not more than three cases tried arising out of drunkenness. So much for the march of temperance in this great county. Nor was there a single party trial of either riot or assault, which speaks volumes for the peaceable state of the district.


Local Intelligence


DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. -- On Wednesday evening last, a car-driver, called Samuel Ingram, belonging to Erskine's Hotel in this town, had his leg fractured in several places, under the following very painful circumstances :-- It appears that the officers of the garrison held a ball on last Wednesday night, to which they had invited several of the neighbouring gentry; and this unfortunate man's services being called upon, he was proceeding with a party in a covered car down West Street, when his horse, stumbling at a heap of dirt in the street, fell to his knees, and precipitated poor Ingram from his seat on the box. He is now in a very precarious state; and it is feared, from his corpulency, that his leg must undergo amputation. As he has a wife and family entirely dependent on his exortions alone for their sole support, it would surely afford some substantial pleasure to the conductors of the ball, and, indeed, to all who attended it, should they start some subscription for the unfortunate man's family, and strive to get himself into the Infirmary. It also behoves the authorities to make the police exert themselves better, in future, in removing such serious nuisances from the streets as that which caused the accident. Indeed, between cars, heaps of rubbish, and other obstructions, together with want of lamps, a person can scarcely make his way through the town after dark. -- Correspondent.


On the 27th December, the Marquis of Downshire gave his usual Christmas dinner to about 150 persons employed in Hillsborough Park.


We understand that the Rev. Samuel Lyle has been appointed Presbyterian Chaplain for this Union. It is gratifying to Mr. Lyle to think that this appointment by the Commissioners has given entire satisfaction, not only to the majority of the guardians, but to all the ex-officio members of the Board. -- Correspondent.


ARMAGH QUARTER SESSIONS. -- On Saturday last the Hilary Quarter Sessions in the city of Armagh were opened by Edward Tickell, Esq., Assistant-Barrister. After proceeding with the registries, which were considerable, the following cases were gone into :-- Hugh and Jane Toner for rescuing a pig. -- Guilty; one month's imprisonment. Thomas Mullaly for stealing a spade. -- Not guilty. An appeal case was then gone into, upon which the jury could not agree. After having been locked up till nine P.M. they were dismissed, and the prisoner was committed on a new warrant. We understand that there are seventeen criminal cases to be proceeded with at these Sessions, an.d the number of civil bills is very great.

The following jail statistics may not be unimportant:-- Drunkards committed to Armagh Jail in the year 1840, 328; 1841, 248; 1842, 154; of this number there were seventy-one males, and eighty-three females. Debtors, for one year, commencing 1840, 312; 1841, 227; 1842, 185. -- From our Correspondent.


ALLEGED MAGISTERIAL COMPROMISE. -- The Vindicator and Newry Examiner give copies of two receipts for £10 each, for sums alleged to have been paid to two individuals named John Duffin and James M'Elroy, by Lord Northland and his agent, Mr. Henry Pole, J.P., to compromise a prosecution for false arrest and imprisonment, on the occasion of a late total abstinence festival in Dungannon.


ACKNOWLEDGMENT. -- The Rev. John Weir thankfully acknowledges the receipt of £5 from the Earl of Roden, in aid of the Building Fund of the new Presbyterian Church now erecting in Newry. This donation has been greatly enhanced by the expression of Christian kindness by which it was accompanied.


The Bishop of Derry ordered one of his bullocks to be killed and distributed among his labourers, to afford them a comfortable meal on Christmas-day.

LAMENTABLE CASE. -- DEATH CAUSED BY TAKING POISON IN MISTAKE. -- On Friday an inquest was held in the County Infirmary, before W. Ellis, Esq., corner, on the body of Hugh Hughes, who came by his death by taking a quantity of oxalic acid in mistake for Epsom salts. The deceased had been in the employment of Mr. Coppin, acting in the capacity of forman over the boiler-making department up to the time the accident occured and has left a wife and family to lament his untimely end. -- Derry Sentinel.

WOMAN FOUND DEAD. -- CORONER'S INQUEST. -- Early on the morning of Saturday last a woman was found dead at the Ice-house, immediately under the parapet wall of the road which passes the Infirmary. It appeared that the woman's name was Elizabeth Waddell; that the was a old woman, upwards of sixty years of age, and acted as midwife; that she left her daughter's house on Friday evening, at four o'clock, in her usual health, and was not seen afterwards till she was discovered lying dead at the Ice-house. No marks of violence were on the body, and the verdict accordingly come to was, "Died by the visitation of God." -- Derry Sentinel.


Shipping Intelligence.


ARRIVED, November 28. -- Margaret, Shearer, Derry, flax; Ruby, Rodgers, Larne, flour; Resolution, Irvine, Portaferry, grain; George, Porter, Portaferry, grain.

SAILED, December 28. -- Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Birmingham (steamer), Church, Dublin, goods and passengers.


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

For Dublin, the Duke of Cornwall, Mills, on Thursday, at twelve o'clock noon.

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

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

For Whitehaven, the Countess of Lonsdale or the Earl of Lonsdale, on Tuesday, January 10, at ten o'clock morning. For Carlisle, the Antelope, Macpherson, to-day, at nine o'clock morning.

For Carlisle, the Antelope, Macpherson, to-day, at nine o'clock evening.

For Liverpool, from Newry, the Ballinasloe, Davies, on Saturday, January 10, at two o'clock afternoon; and from Liverpool for Newry, on Wednesday, January 14, at seven o'clock evening.

For Liverpool, from Derry, the Maiden City, Crompton, on Friday, at eleven o'clock forenoon; and from Liverpool for Derry, on Tuesday, January 10, at seven o'clock morning.

A steamer sails from Drogheda, for Liverpool, the Caledonia, Lott, on 4th January.


At Derry from St. John, N.B., 20th ultimo, the Ann, Kirkpatrick.

At Liverpool from Boston, 20th ultimo, the Columbia steamer, Miller; sailed 15th ultimo, and from Halifax 18th, at two P.M. Saw the Britannia, from Liverpool, entering Halifax. H.M. steamer Sydenham sailed from Halifax, for Portsmouth, on the 12th instant.

At Elsinore, 24th ultimo, the James Gibson, Porter, from Riga to London.


At New Orleans from Liverpool, 27th November, the George, of Belfast, Patton.

At Port Talbot, from this port, 28th ultimo, the William, of Belfast, Montgomery.

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

At Malta from Falmouth, 13th ultimo, the Great Liverpool steam-ship, M' Leod.

At Deal from Derry, 26th ultimo, the Great Northern steam-ship.


From Liverpool for New York, 27th ultimo, the Pat, Henry, Delano.

From Derry for Savannah, 26th ultimo, the Creole, Clark.


The Star, from Liverpool for Buenos Ayres, 8th Nov., in lat. 20. S., long. 35. W.


STROMNESS, December 19. -- The Caledonian, from Bay Chaleur to the Clyde, got ashore, 17th instant, in Rackwick Bay, Island of Hoy, and is expected to become a wreck; Crew saved.

YARMOUTH, December 27. -- The John and Elizabeth, from Montrose to London, struck on the Barnard Sand, yesterday evening, and was subsequently run on the beach, making a great deal of water; cargo discharging.

At Hobart Town from London, the Hadee, of Belfast, Marshall, with goods and passengers, in 108 days; all well. Trade was Improving at date of arrival.

The ship Orient, of Belfast, Lenty, from Quebec to London, was towed into Three Rivers, Prince Edward's Island, 26th November, and would have to discharge.

WESTPORT, December 24. -- The Thomas Richardson, from Galway to this port (and not the James Richmond, as reported), foundered on the 18th instant, off Achill Head; two of the crew drowned.

SWANSEA, December 24. -- The Brazilian, ashore on the bar of Neath, has become a wreck; greater part of the cargo saved.

At Cove, the Birmingham, Hatch, from Liverpool to Boston. On the 24th ult., 60 miles W. of Cape Clear, fell in with the Marquis of Queensberry, from Quebec to Glasgow, in a water-logged state, and, at the request of the captain, kept company wIth her to that port.

STRANRAER, December 23. -- The Elizabeth and Mary, Gerrard, which sailed from Lancaster about a month ago, has not yet arrived here.

MARGATE, December 25. -- The Crown, from Liverpool to St. John, N.B., was abandoned on 8th instant, in lat. 42., long. 48., dismasted, and with loss of rudder, &c.; crew saved, and arrived here.

QUEBEC, December 5. -- The Enterprise, Dawson, hence for Liverpool, was lost, on the 24th ultimo, on Manicouagan Shoals; crew saved.

NEW YORK, December 10. -- The Royal Albert, Gibson, from Liverpool, was wrecked on the 1th [sic] October; crew and cargo saved.

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The number of ships that passed the Sound in November was -- from the Baltic, 704; from the North Sea, 241, Of these the English were twelve from the North Sea, and 323 from the Baltic, or 335 out of 1,005, or one-third of the whole.

For sale, at Liverpool, the new ship Oriental Queen, 645 tons, n.m.; built at Cork, and the largest sailing vessel ever built in Ireland.


Military and Naval Affairs.

The Army.

APPOINTMENTS. -- DOWNING STREET, Dec. 24, 1842. -- The Queen has been pleased to nominate Major-General Lord Saltoun a Companion of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Colonel Robert Bartley, of the 49th Foot, with the local rank of Major-General in India; and Colonel James Holmes Schoedde, of the 55th Foot, with the local rank of Major-General in India, to be Knights Commanders of the said Order. Her Majesty has also been pleased to nominate the following officers, in her Majesty's service, to be Companions of the Bath:-- Colonel Colin Campbell, 98th Foot; Colonel Peter Edmonstone Craigie, 55th Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel John Knowles, R.A.; Lieutenant-Colonel Jeremiah Cowper, 18th Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel William Johnstone, 26th Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Warren, 55th Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel George Alexander Malcolm, 3d Light Dragoons; Lieutenant-Colonel David Lynam Fawcett, 66th Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel John Bloomfield Gough, 3d Light Dragoons; Lieutenant Colonel Norman Maclean, 55th Foot; Major John Grattan, 18th Foot; Major James Hope Grant, 9th Light Dragoons; Major Thomas Scott Reignolds, 49th Foot; Major William Greenwood, R.A.; Major Henry C.B. Daubeney, 55th Foot: Major F. Whittingham, 26th Foot. Her Majesty has been further pleased to nominate the following Officers, in the Service of the East India Company, to be Companions of the Bath:-- Lieutenant-Colonel George W.A. Lloyd, 68th Bengal N.I., commanding Bengal Volunteers; Lieutenant-Colonel Roger W. Wilson, 65th B.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Spencer Hawkins, 38th B.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel John Kynaston Luard, 2d Madras N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel F. Blundell, Madras Artillery; Lieutenant-Colonel Charles W. Young, 14th M.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel John Campbell, 41st M.N.I.; Major Philip Anstruther, M.A.; Major Henry Moore, 34th B.N.I.; Major William H. Simpson, 36th M.N.I.; Major A. Read, 6th M.N.I.; Major Thomas T. Pears, M.E.; Major Richard C.Moore, M.A. The Queen has been pleased to nominate Captain Thomas Bourchier, R.N., a Companion of the Bath, to be a Knight Commander thereof. Her Majesty has also been pleased to nominate the following officers, in her Majesty's naval service, to be Companions of the said Order:-- Captain the Hon. Frederick W. Grey; Captain Peter Richards; Captain Sir James E. Home, Bart.; Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel B. EIIis, R.M.; Captain Charles Richards; Captain Henry Kellett; Captain Rundle B. Watson; Captain William H.A. Morshead; Captain Richard Collins. The Queen has been pleased to nominate Colonel John M'Caskill of the 9th Foot, with the local rank of Major-General in India, to be a Knight Commander of the Bath. Her Majesty has also been pleased to nominate and appoint the following officers, in her Majesty's Service, to be Companions of the said Order:-- Colonel Samuel Bolton, of the 31st Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel Michael White, 3d Light Dragoons; Lieutenant-Colonel Abraham B. Taylor, 9th Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel George Hibbert, 40th Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Skinner, 31st Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel George H. Lockwood, 3d Light Dragoons; Major F. Lushington, 9th Foot; Major Ferdinand White, 40th Foot; Colonel George P. Wymer, 38th Bengal N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel Charles F. Wild, 30th B.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel John Tulloch, 60th B.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis R. Stacey, 43d B.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel George W. Moseley, 64th B.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel James MacLaren, 16th B.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald F. Richmond, 33d B.N.I.; Lieutenant-Colonel Charles R.W. Lane, 2d B.N.I.; Major William J. Thompson, 12th B.N.I.; Major Frederick S. Sotheby, B.A.; Major Henry Delafosse, B.A.; Major George R. Crommelin, 1st B.C.; Major Charles D. Blair, 10th B.C.; Major Edward Sanders, B.E.; Major Thomas Seaton, 30th B.N.I.; Major John Halkett Craigie, 20th B.N.I.; Major Joseph Ferris, 20th B.N.I.; Major William Anderson, B.A.; Major Julius B. Backhouse, B.A.; Major Thomas H. Scott, 38th B.N.I.; Brevet Major (local rank in Affghanistan) Robert Leech, Bombay Engineers; Brevet Major (local rank in Affghanistan) Frederick Mackeson of the 14th B.N.I.

Captain Rowan, barrackmaster, from Nenagh, succeeds the late Captain Thompson, barrackmaster, at Belfast.

The Navy.

PORTSMOUTH, Dec. 24. -- The Black Eagle, Lightning and Meteor, are ready for sea. The Fearless will be paid off at the end of the year. The Gorgon, Cleaner, Spiteful, and Acheron, in commission or fitting for sea. The Styx, Shearwater, Mastiff, Speedwell, Woodlark, and Echo, are refitting. The Blazer, Tartarus, Hecla, Flamer, Pluto, and Virago, are in ordinary, but preparing for service. The Blazer or Flamer steamer will be commissioned for the surveying service in the North Seas, under Captain Washington. The Britannia, 120, is taken into dock to be fitted as a demonstration ship. The President, 50, and the Volcano steamer, were taken out of dock. The Admiralty have ordered Mr. White, the shipbuilder, of Cowes (the constructor of the Waterwitch), to build a brig, to carry sixteen guns, for her Majesty's service, in this dockyard. He is also ordered to lengthen the bows of a frigate in this harbour -- we believe the Fox, 42.

MALTA, Dec. 15. -- In harbour, The Queen, 110; Ceylon, receiving ship; Impregnable, 104; Monarch, 84; Vanguard, 80; Belvidera, 38; Cyclops, Geyser, Prometheus, Polyphemus, Alecto, and Rhadamanthus, war-steamers; the Rodney, 95, and Inconstant, 36, at Barcelona; the Formidable, 84, at Mahon; the Savage, 10, and Owen Glendower, convict-ship, at Gibraltar; the Lizard steam tender on her way to Malta from Gibraltar; L'Aigle and Snake at Corfu; the Howe, 120, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Sir F. Mason, second in command, and the Scout, 18, at the Piraeus of Athens; the Magicienne, 24, and Devastation war-steamer, at Smyrna; the Stromboli war-steamer, at Constantinople; the Indus, 78, Vernon, 50, the Hecate and Vesuvius, war-steamers, at Beyrout; the Medea war-steamer at Alexandria; and the Beacon surveying vessel at Sunda, n Candia [sic].

BRITISH FLEET IN THE PACIFIC. -- A report was in circulation in Washington, and apparently well authenticated, that an express had arrived there from the Pacific, bringing intelligence that the British Government had sent a large fleet into the Pacific. The object has not transpired, whether the destination be California, the Oregon, or the Society Islands.

It is said that the Pasha of Eygypt intends to purchase the Great Western, to convert her into a steam-frigate.


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The Banner of Ulster - Tuesday, 31 January, 1843


Paper cut here and prior notices missing.

On the 24th instant, in Holywood Church, by the Rev. Joseph M'Cormick, HENRY GLASSOCK of Brent Pelham, Herts, to JANE, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Denby of Westbrook, Holywood.

At Garvaghy Church, by the Rev. Hugh S. Hamilton, Rector of Garvaghy, the Rev. DOUGLAS WILLIAM TEAPE of the parish of Foyran, diocese of Meath, and formerly Curate of Dromore Cathedral, to CHARLOTTE, the only surviving daughter of the late Joseph Blake, Esq., Marymount, Dromore.


At his residence, Greyabbey Mills, on Monday the 23d instant, in his sixty-eighth year, after a tedious illness, WILLIAM K. BAILIE, Esq.

On the 19th instant, at Sallyvale, near Armagh, MICHAEL PRINGLE, Esq.

On the 20th instant, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. George M'Farland, Aldohill, FANNY, aged twenty-eight, wife of Mr. John M'Farland, Merchant, Omagh.

On Friday morning, after a few days' illness, in the seventy-ninth year of his age, Mr. JAMES HYNDMAN of Carnimuff, for many years a ruling elder in the Presbyterian congregation of Faughanvale, county Derry.

At his residence, Edergole, on the 10th instant, Mr. JAMES YOUNG, aged thirty five years.

At Magherasollis, near Raphoe, on Wednesday the 25th instant, in the prime of life, Mr. ANDREW BARR, for many years a resident in Derry.

At Exchange Buildings, Templehill, Troon, on the 11th instant, Mr. WM. HENDRY, having nearly arrived at the patriarchal age of one hundred. He was a member of the Volunteers who assembled in Londonderry in the year 1778, and originally belonged to the parish of Cappagh, in the county of Tyrone.

January 25, aged sixty-two, the Hon. W. HOWARD, brother of the Earl of Carlisle, and formerly M.P. for the borough of Morpeth, and for the county of Sutherland.

January 22, at Belleville, near Templemore, the Hon. Mrs. MONK, wife of the Hon. Charles J.K. Monk.

January 23, at Waltham Terrace, Rathmines, Major-General GEORGE WAHAB.

On the 6th ultimo, at St. Servan, HENRIETTA, second daughter; on the 30th ultimo, at Dinan, EMILY, third daughter; and on the 13th instant, Lady HARRIET, the wife of Sir John Bennett, M.D., of her Majesty's ship Vindictive.


Course Lodge, Richhill.

To be let, for any term not exceeding Twenty Years,

Course Lodge, lately possessed by James Orr, Esq., deceased. The House and Offices are comfortable and commodious : and the Farm contains 48 acres English statute measure. Course Lodge is pleasantly situated, in the immediate neighbourhood of Richhill, 4 1/2 miles from Armagh, and would afford a most desirable Residence for a Gentleman's family.

The House, Lawn, Garden, and Orchard, with a few Acres of Land, might be Let separately.

Apply to Mr. Robert Orr of Ballyloughan, Richhill; or to John Stanley, Jun., Solicitor, Armagh.

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BEAVER-HALL House, GARDENS, and LAWN, with suitable OFFICES, situate on the Newtownards Road, opposite the Ballymacarrett Church. The House is large and comfortable, in every way fitted to accommodate a respectable family. The Garden is well stocked with Fruit Trees, of the best description.

Also to be LET, or the Interest in the Lease SOLD, that Concern, 55, ANN STREET, formerly occupied by Mr. R. TAYLOR, in the Grocery and Spirit Trade. The situation of this Concern is one of the best in Ann Street for business. The Shop is fitted up with Drawers, Counters, and Desks.

For further particulars, apply to Mr. S. SHAW, corner of CHURCH LANE.

Belfast, January 27, 1843

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Domestic Intelligence


THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO IRELAND -- The Earl and Countess of Cawdor and family are shortly expected in South Audley Street, from Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire. Viscountess Emlyn, soon after her ladyship's arrival at the family seat from Scotland, at the command of her Majesty, attended at the dockyard at Pembroke, and deposited a copper box containing coins of the present reign in the stern of the royal steam-yacht building there for the Queen and his Royal Highness Prince Albert's use, and in which it is anticipated her Majesty will go to Ireland this summer -- Morning Post.

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His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been appointed Deputy-Lieutenants for the County of Tipperary, viz. : -- John Carden, Esq. of Barnane, vice John Trant, deceased; and Joseph Cooke, Esq. of Cordangan, vice Anthony Parker, deceased.

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MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE -- On Thursday the 26th instant, in the domestic chapel at Ballytrent, by the Right Rev. Dr. Keatinge, R.C. Bishop of Ferns, James Power, Esq., M.P. for the County Wexford, only son of Sir John Power, Bart., to Jane, second daughter of John Talbot, Esq., late M.P. for New Ross.

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PERJURY -- A PRECIOUS WITNESS -- Informations were taken by the Magistrates of Roscrea, against a man named James Casey, for wilful and corrupt perjury, at the Quarter Session of Roscrea, in the month of January instant. Casey swore to a proposal, purporting to be made in the year 1832, by a woman named Judy Casey, for land; and, on the Barrister looking over the document, he discovered that the paper on which the proposal was written was not made till the year 1841, which appeared by the water-mark on the paper. Casey is to be tried at the next sizes of Nenagh. -- Leinster Express.

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IRISH BANKRUPTS - William Bell of Belfast, in the county of Antrim, broker, merchant, dealer and chapman; to surrender on the 7th of February and on the 7th of March. John Miller of Pill Lane, in the city of Dublin, grocer, dealer and chapman; to surrender on the 7th of February and on the 7th of March. Carre Williams Smith, late of the town of Youghal, in the county of Cork, corn merchant, dealer and chapman, to surrender on the 8th of February and on the 10th of March.

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MURDER IN TIPPERARY -- On Tuesday evening a party of twelve armed men proceeded to the lands of Ballysheehan, near Clogheen, for the purpose of obtaining possession of some decrees which had been got by a Kerryman, for money due to him. He lodged in a house near two others. The party placed sentinels at these houses; the owner of one of them, named Slattery, a respectable man, came out of his house, hearing that armed men were in his yard -- he was immediately shot, and died in the arms of his wife! The Kerryman, of course, was robbed of his decrees, valued at £150. Here is an inoffensive man absolutely murdered, and his seven children left fatherless, because he looked out of his house. -- Tipperary Constitution.

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On Wednesday, the 18th instant, a party, consisting of over sixteen men, armed, paraded through the glen of Aherlow, about the hour of three o'clock P.M. They crossed the public road leading from the glen of Aherlow to the town of Tipperary, and, in the presence of a great number of persons, got into Aherlow woods and remained there, for they knew that then they were secure from all pursuit. What their object can be in thus parading through the country, of course is not known, but certainly it is for no good purpose. -- Tipperary Constitution.

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Mr. Kelly's potato starch mill at Sligo was attacked on Monday night, by a number of persons, and the machinery destroyed, and a notice put up, that if he would attempt grinding any more potatoes he would be shot! -- Limerick Chronicle.

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DARING ROBBERY -- A reward of one hundred pounds is offered for the apprehension of the ruffians who, early on the evening of the 19th instant, stopped, and, in the most violent manner, robbed Major Ruxton of Rahanna, when on his way home from Ardee. -- Newry Telegraph.

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THE MAGISTRACY. -- The Lord Chancellor has ben pleased to appoint Hamilton Jones, Esq., of Moneyglass, a Magistrate for the county of Antrim.

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NATIVE MANUFACTURES. -- SHIPBUILDING IN BELAST. -- NEW IRON STEAMER. -- It is now upwards of twenty year's since Messrs. Ritchie & M'Laine, of this town, launched the first steamer ever constructed at an Irish port, and which was named, in compliment to the town that has to boast of this honour, the Belfast. Since that period, five other steamers have been built here-namely, the Lady of the Lake, by Messrs. M'Laine & Co. ; the Victoria and Aurora, by Messrs. C. Connell & Sons; and the Countess of Caledon and Grand Junction (iron boats, for the navigation of Lough Neagh), by Messrs. Coates & Young. As Ritchie & M'Laine were entitled to the credit of building the first wooden steamer in Ireland, so Coates & Young will have the honour of having taken the lead of all other Irish mechanists in the more modern branch of naval architecture, and in the construction of marine engines. It affords us extreme gratification to find, that those gentlemen are making a spirited effort to establish this branch of native industry permanently in Belfast, and to secure and increase that high reputation they have already gained for themselves by the unexceptionable style in which they turned the Grand Junction steamer out of their hands. This vessel has been pronounced, by several competent judges, to be one of the finest craft of her class afloat, whether as regards model, speed, safety, or finish. Messrs. Coates & Young have, within the last few days, laid down, on the Corporation grounds, adjacent to their extensive establishment in Pilot Street, the keel of an iron steam-ship 148 feet in length, and apparently of about twenty-four feet beam, which, when completed, will have a capacity of upwards of 500 tons (including engine-room), and engines of about 220 horse power. From the length of her fore-rake, as apparently indicated by her slight and graceful stem -- which, with the stern-post and most of the midship ribs (timbers, we were about to term them), is already in its destined position -- she will probably have an extreme range of more than 160 feet from figure-head to taffrail -- a length about equal to that of the Reindeer. If committed to her future element in the usual mode, the launch will be a splendid spectacle, as the vessel will have no run of upwards of 150 yards to the water's edge. We wish Messrs. Coates & Young perfect success in their undertaking, and trust that their enterprise will be rewarded with no degree of encouragement commensurate to the spirit displayed: and we further trust that, at the end of the next twenty years, the people of Belfast will have to boast, not of having built half-a-dozen steamers, but five times that number. There are at present on the stocks, of the building slips at our port, only four other vessels -- namely, 1, a barque of about 300 tons register in Messrs. M'Laine & Co.'s yard, nearly planked, and to rank as a twelve years' ship. This craft is thoroughly copper-fastened, all the timbers and part of the sheathing are of oak, and she was for a long time in frame. 2, A barque somewhat larger than the above, on Messrs. Thompsons & Kirwan's slip, to rank A.1 for twelve years; will be oakbuilt and copper-fastened; the keel only lately laid down. 3, A schooner to register about 170 tons, in... [ - final paragraph missing - ]

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Local Intelligence



YESTERDAY, the County of the Town of Carrickfergus and Kilroot Farming Society held their annual ploughing match on the farm of Knockagh, the property of Paul Logan, Esq, Shortly after eleven o'clock, the ploughing commenced in good earnest, and was finished in a very masterly style. The day throughout was of the most propitious kind, and the horses and ploughs entered appeared in the best possible order, Thirty ploughs entered for competition -- the premiums were awarded as follows :--

1st Class. -- 1, John Mann, plough held by his brother James; 2, James Craig, plough held by owner; 3, James Johnston, plough held by owner; 4, William Bailie, plough held by owner; 5, William Wilson, plough held by J, Sellar; 6, Thomas Lattimore, plough held by his son Edward; 7, Wm. M'Cracken, plough held by owner; 8, John Borthwick, Esq., plough held by William M'Meehan.

2d Class. -- 1, Andrew Ross, plough held by his son; 2, C.R. Dobbs, Esq., plough held by William Stewart; 3, James Tait, plough held by his son James; 5, Ezekiel Barry, plough held by his brother Robert; 5, John Ferris, plough held by his servant Samuel Hagan; 6, William Askin, plough held by his son Alexander.

3d, or Light Land Class -- 1, Henry Sim, plough held by his son William; 2, Sam. Davy, plough held by his son Charles; 3, James Feeney, plough held by the owner; 4, William Graham, plough held by his son William; 5, James Stewart, plough held by John Busby; 6, W.M.C. Stewart, plough held by the owner; 7, Hugh Stewart, plough held by Wm. Stewart.

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A person named Lammon, a labourer, was mortally stabbed by a neighbour, named Lepper, in a quarrel arising out of a cock-fight, on the 21st inst., and died from the wound. The offender is in custody.


On the morning of the 23rd instant, between twelve and four o'clock, some person or persons broke into the grocery shop of Mr. John M'Keown, at Drumbanagher, on the road to Pointzpass, and about two miles from that village. Having wrenched out the sash of the windows with some instrument, they effected an entrance, and took out of the drawer £15, in notes, silver, and copper. They also carried away seven pounds of tea, six pounds of soap, and one pound of cloves. -- Newry Telegraph.


THE LATE DISASTERS ON THE MOURNE SHORE. -- MEETING IN NEWRY. -- On Friday a meeting of the inhabitants of Newry took place, in the New Courthouse, for the purpose of making arrangements for the collection of subscriptions in aid of the fisherman lost in the storm off the coast of Newcastle and Annalong. It was unanimously resolved, that a subscription should be raised in Newry for the relief of the destitute families. About £70 was subscribed on the spot.


CRIMINAL ASSAULTS BY THE TEACHER OF A NATIONAL SCHOOL. -- At the Dungannon Quarter Sessions, the Crown cases were of very little importance, save one, at the prosecution of the Queen v. Hugh Lunny, a teacher of a national school near to Dungannon. The prisoner was indicted in two numbers for assaults on two female children, which excited a good deal of interest, and occupied the Court from ten o'clock on Friday morning until six o'clock in the evening. The jury having returned a verdict of Guilty, without leaving the box, the Barrister, Richard Nun, Esq., sentenced the prisoner to be imprisoned for two years in the jail of Omagh. -- Newry Telegraph.


MALICIOUS BURNING. -- Early on the morning of Wednesday, the 18th instant, the barn, potato-house, &c., of a respectable farmer, named Arthur M'Mahon, residing in the neighbourhood of Aughnacloy, were discovered to be on fire; and, notwithstanding every exertion, the houses fell a sacrifice to the flames. The conflagration is suspected to be the work of an incendiary.


DREADFUL ACCIDENT. -- A very serious occurrence took place in the beginning of last week in the neighbourhood of Scottstown that terminated in the loss of life. The particulars are as follow:-- A young man of the name of Heel had, on Sunday morning, whilst going or coming from prayers, taken a handkerchief from some young woman of his acquaintance, and on his return home he took out his gun to shoot at some crows. Whilst out, he and the young woman came in contact, when she observed part of the handkerchief to obtrude out of the pocket, and in their playful struggle, she to obtain it, and he to prevent her, melancholy to relate, the gun went off, and took effect on his under-jaw, tearing off his whole face and top of his head, causing instantaneous death. -- Northern Standard.


PREISTLY EXTORTION. -- The following case, which we believe to be substantially correct, shows the hardship under which the lower orders of the Roman Catholics labour, through the domination and cupidity of their spiritual guides. A man, named Martin Byrne, employed at the erection of the new barracks here, intended to get married to a female, named Jane M'Closkey, who resides at the Waterside; but, being in straitened circumstances, and not able to raise a sufficient sum to satisfy the priest, he came to the conclusion that he would have the banns published in Glendermott Church for three successive Sundays, according to the canon law, and then get married there. The parties were accordingly called once; but this circumstance coming to the ears of the parish priest, he called upon the enamoured couple, and told them, if they dared to get married in the Established Church, he would curse and excommunicate them from the altar, and not suffer a Romanist in the parish to speak to them. The intended bridegroom then asked his reverence to marry them himself; but this he peremptorily refused to do, un less he would, in the first place, pay him 10s. 6d., for the purpose, as he alleged, of procuring for Byrne a certificate from the priest, his former pastor [ -- story continued -- ]

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MALTA. -- Jan. 8. -- Distribution of the Mediterranean Fleet. -- At Milta, the Queen, 110, bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Sir E.W.C.R. Owen, commander-in-chief; Ceylon, receiving ship, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Sir John Louis, superintendent of Malta dockyard; Impregnable, 104 ; Monarch, 84 ; Geyser, Hecate and Devastation, war steamers; Promethous and Polyphemus, steam-packets; and Beacon and Magpie, surveying vessels. At Lisbon, the Rodney, 92. At Gibraltar, the Savage, 10; and Owen Glendower, convict ship, On her way to Gibraltar from Malta, the Belvidera, 38. At Barcelona, the Inconstant, 36; and Cyclops, steam frigate. At Mahon, the Formidable, 84, and Vanguard, 80. At Corfu, L'Aigle, 24; and Snake, 16; and the Lizard, steam tender, on her way to the Ionian Islands and Patras, from Malta. At the Piraeus of Athens, the Howe, 120, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Mason, second in command in the Mediterranean; and the Scout, 18. At Smyrna, the Magicienne, 24. At Vourla, the Indus, 78. At Constantinople, the Stromboli, war steamer. At Alexandria, the Medea, war steamer. At Beyrout, the Vernon, 50 ; and Vesuvius, war steamer; and at Marseilles, the Alecto, steam packet.

A court-martial was held on board the Impregnable, in Malta Harbour, on the 3d and 4th of January, to try Mr. J.W. Saunders, actIng master of the Geyser, on charges preferred by Commander Carpenter -- First, as relates to that vessels lately getting on shore on the Guadiana Reef, off Cephalonia; and secondly, for disobedience of order's in (respectfully, as we understand) giving up his charge on the subsequent voyage when ordered to steer a course directly opposite to that which he considered the right, safe, and proper one. The court came to a decision to reprimand the master on the first charge, and cautioned him to be more careful in future. On the second charge Mr. Saunders was fully acquitted.

RUMOURED LOSS OF HER MAJESTY'S SHIPP "VICTOR." -- A letter from Windsor, dated Thursday, says :-- "It was expected that Admiral Sir Robert Otway would have succeeded Colonel Drummond as the Groom in Waiting on her Majesty; but in consequence of the supposed loss of her Majesty's shIp Victor of sixteen guns, m the Gulf of Florida, of which vessel the gallant Admiral's eldest son was commander, Sir Robert has been graciously excused."

LOSS OF HER MAJESTY'S STEAMER "SPITFIRE." -- COURT-MARTIAL ON THE OFFICERS AND CREW. -- SHEERESS, Wednesday. -- A Court-martial was held yesterday on board her Majesty's ship Camperdown, for the trial of Lieutenant H. Winthorp, the commanding officer, and the officers and crew of her Majesty's steamer Spitfire, for losing that vessel on the Half-moon Keys Rock, on the Northern part of the Lighthouse Reef, off Belize, on the night of the 10th of September last. At the conclusion of the trial, the President briefly addressed Lieutenant Winthorp, and stated that it was with feelings of the highest satisfaction that he had to inform him that the members of the Court, having duly considered the evidence brought before them, had come to the unanimous decision that he had done all that could be expected under the circumstances, and that it was by no fault of his that the vessel had been lost, and that they did therefore fully acquit him, his officers, and crew, of all blame. He had great pleasure in returning him his sword.

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Shipping Intelligence.


ARRIVED, January 25. -- Success, M'Nally, Chepstow, bark and iron; Ranger, Davis, London, general cargo. -- 26. Fire-King (steamer), M'Kellar, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Ruby, Rodgers, Larne, flour; Athlone (steamer), Davies, Liverpool, goods and passengers; Harmony, Brown, Portsmouth, hoops.

SAILED, January 25. --Tartar (steamer), Stewart, Glasgow, goods and passengers; Ballinasloe (steamer), Davis, Dublin, goods and passengers. -- 26. Reindeer (steamer), Head, Liverpool, goods and passengers. -- 27. Harmony, Finlayson, Wick, salt; Maria, Buchanan, Havre, linen yarn.


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

For Dublin, the Birmingham, Church, to-morrow, at nine o'clock evening.

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

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

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

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

For Liverpool, from Dundalk, the Finn Mac Coull or the Glasgow, on Saturday, at twelve o'clock noon.

A steamer sails from Drogheda, for Liverpool, on Friday at ten o'clock morning.

For Halifax and Boston, from Liverpool, the Acadia, Ryrie, on 4th February.

For New York, from Bristol, the Great Western, Hosken, on 11th February, calling at Madeira.


At Ramsgate, 24th instant, the Zorgvliet, Berghuys, from Rotterdam to this port.

At Malta, 3d instant, the Robert A. Parke, of Belfast, Donald, from Alexandria to Liverpool.

At Liverpool from Genoa, 22d instant, the Martha.

At Liverpool from New Orleans, the Napier, Sanford. Left the Dunfriesshire, of Belfast, Gowan, on the bar, 25th ultimo.


At Jamaica from Liverpool, December 7, the Urgent, of Belfast, Harrison.

At Dartmouth, 23d instant, the Ann and Catherine, from London to Newry.

At Malta from Liverpool, 4th instant, the Horatio, of Belfast, Hamill.

At Kingstown, the Eliza Ann, of Belfast, from Liverpool for Jamaica.

At Malta from Liverpool, the Horatio, of Belfast, Hamill.

At Liverpool from New York, 21st instant, the Southerner, Palmer.

At Liverpool from New York, 22d instant, the Colonist, Anderson.

At Liverpool from Terceira, 22d instant, the Star, Atkins.


From Helvoetsluys for Londonderry, 19th instant, the Eliza, De Boer.

From Palermo for Licata, December 11, the James Duncan, of Belfast, Heslop.

From Monte Video for England, Ovtober 31, the Millman, of Belfast, Blaney.


At Liverpool for Constantinople, the Zuleika, Holmes.


The Vulcan, ashore on the rocks at Strangford, had been got off, without damage; and the Lady of the Lake, with considerable damage, after discharging, previous to the 19th instant.

ABERDOVEY, January 19. -- The Bertholly, of Newport, ashore, on the 15th instant, has been got off, and into Barmouth.

WISBY, December 19. -- The Iris has been destroyed by fire, on the 16th instant, at Klintehaum.

TOTAL LOSS OF THE "NEW TIMES" OF LONDON, OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA. -- The New Times, a vessel belonging to Messrs. Halton & Co., of Watling Street, London, was totally destroyed by an explosion of gunpowder, off Badaguay, on the 18th of October last, and every soul on board supposed to have perished. For two hours after the accident, the sea was covered with the tattered remnants of cloth, puncheon-packs, butt-ends of muskets, &c.; but there being no canoes, nothing was saved. The New Times was engaged in the African trade, and left London towards the end of June, 1842, under the command of Captain Alexander Rowe. From the fact of the New Times being at anchor off the coast, and not engaged in disembarking her cargo at the time of the explosion, considerable mystery exists as to the cause of the accident. It is well known that gunpowder forms an important article of trade with all ships on this coast; but it is inevitably stowed away in a portion of the vessel called the magazine, and separated by a strong partition from the rest of the cargo. No light is ever taken near the magazine; and it is feared that a quarrel must have originated among the crew, and thus caused the melancholy result. The New Times was built for the African trade, and was 200 burthen. She is stated to be underwritten at Lloyd's, though not to the full amount of her loss.

The English Barque Charles Hyde, sixty-two days from Liverpool, bound to Vera Cruz, with a cargo valued at 100,000 dollars, went ashore about two miles from Mazatlan. About 15,000 dollars' worth of the cargo had been saved in a damaged state, but the vessel was a total loss, though covered to the owners by insurance. The officers and crew were all saved.

ABERDEEN, January 21. -- The Newcastle and Berwick Packet, of Dundee, is sunk, off the Gaa Sand; crew saved.

PALERMO, January 9. -- The Maria, Robinson, from Odessa to Cork or Falmouth, was stranded at Maccanesco, near Parzallo, during a gale, on 28th ultimo, and is expected to become a wreck; crew, except three, saved.

HELIGOLAND, January 19. -- Our fears respecting the loss of the mail boat from this island to Cuxhaven have unfortunately turned out too true; she is supposed to have been lost, with all hands, on the 7th instant, as she was seen making for the island about four o'clock P.M., and has not been seen nor heard of since. She had the London mails of the 30th ultimo and 3d instant, and one Hamburg mail.

ELSINORE, January 17. -- The Prindsesse Wilhelmina (steamer) yesterday afternoon returned to Copenhagen after having unsuccessfully attempted to tow the Navarin, Dalitz, from Falsterbo to Copenhagen; the Navarin having, in the strong S.S.E. gale of the 14th, drifted on shore, where she went entirely to pieces.

STAVANGER, January 8. -- The Brig Wilhelmine, Lund, of Fahrsund, was stranded on the evening of the 4th instant, near the Hviding Islands, and totally wrecked; not one of the crew, which, it is said, consisted of forty men, has been saved; she was intended for the whale fishery.

HONFLEUR, January 16. -- A three-masted vessel, supposed to be English, with "Won" at her stern, was seen to capsize on the 13th instant.

ST. JOHN, NEWFOUNDLAND, January 2. -- The Eliza Ann, Whelan, from this place for Charlotte Town (Prince Edward's Island), was lost at Biscay Bay, near Trepassy, 24th ultimo; crew and part of cargo saved.

According to a Russian journal, there was not less than thirty-one vessels lost in the Black Sea during the month of November, and the first fortnight of December; seventy-five other vessels were more or less injured by storms in the same sea.

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ARRIVALS AND SAILINGS OF SHIPPING. -- A very large fleet of vessels have lately taken their departure for foreign ports. The arrivals have been numerous. Yesterday, at one o'clock, a fleet of upwards of fifty sail was off the port. Of these, twenty were ships and barques, and a considerable number of brigs. -- Liverpool Albion of Monday.


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