|LOSS OF THE SHIP FRS. SPAIGHT|
From the Limerick Times
| It is with the deepest regret we announce the loss of the ship Francis Spaight, T. Gorman, Master, of Limerick, the property of the eminent merchant of that name. Mr. Spaight received this morning, the subjoined letter from his Captain, apprising him of this most lamentable occurrence, which is more to be deplored on account of the loss of seven lives! The vessel was on its return voyage from St. John's, New Brunswick, to Limerick, and was upset in a tremendous gale, which had obliged her to lie to. She was a first class ship one of several employed by Mr. Spaight in the American tradewe may, perhaps, add, the finest belonging to our cityand remarkable from her quick and fortunate passages.|
|TO FRANCIS SPAIGHT, Esq.|
|Falmouth, 8th January, 1836 |
| DEAR SIRIt is with the greatest reluctance that I can bring myself to tell you that your fine ship is lost, and which I am heartily sorry for. We left St. John's on the 25th November, and on the [night] of the 3d Dec. in lat. 46 N.long., about 48 W., when lying-to, under a closed reefed mizen topsail, the ship upset and turned bottom up. On getting the masts cut away, she again righted, but with the loss of three of the crewWilliam Griffiths, Patt Cusack, and Patt Behane, apprentice, and every article on deck save the bare poop deck, not leaving us, the remaining sufferers, fifteen in number, the smallest particle of provisions, or yet water. We were then left in that dreadful state, such as tongue could not describe until the 22d, when, not being able to endure suffering any longer, Pat O'Brien a boy, John Gorman, cook, Michael Behane, and George Burns, apprentice, died * * * * * * * * * * [Here we withold, at the desire of Mr. Spaight, and out of respect for the feelings of the public, some shocking facts in connexion with the dreadful occurence.] On the afternoon of that day were taken off the wreck by the Angorona, Captain Jillard, bound from Newfoundland to Teignmouth, and landed here this morning. Through Captain Jillard's kind attention, we are getting quite recovered, for we were in a most dreadful state when he took us off the wreck. This, Sir, is a most dreadful account for you, but it cannot now be helped.|
|I am, dear Sir, your obedient servant, |
| It will be seen by the preceeding letter, that the master and crew were nineteen days upon the wreck, without covering, or a morsel of provisions, or a drop of water. How they existed during fourteen days of that time, it is impossible to say ; but as respects the other five days, the facts are harrowingthey are, in truth, too painful to be just now told. On a reference to Lloyd's List we find that twenty vessels are reported as having foundered on the same night. It is somewhat gratifying to add that the Francis Spaight was insured.|
| FALMOUTH, JAN. 7.The brig Angenora [sic], from St. John's, New Brunswick, arrived here last night, and furnishes the following melancholy account :The ship Francis Spaight, of Limerick, T. Gorman, master, sailed from St. John's, New Brunswick, on the 24th of November last, and on the night of December 3d she was struck by a heavy sea whilst lying-to, which threw her on her beam-ends. By great exertion the men cut away the weather-lanyards of the fore and main rigging, which leaving the masts unsupported, they soon went overboard, and she was righted. The mate and two men were drowned, all the provisions were lost, and everything moveable on deck was washed overboard. They remained in this dreadful condition from the night of the 3d to the 18th, when finding it impossible to sustain themselves any longer without food, they came to the dreadful resolution of drawing lots which should be killed to sustain the survivors. One poor fellow was eventually killed, and the survivors fed on him until the 20th, when another became deranged and he shared the same fate on the 22d. A providential occurrence prevented any more such heart sickening necessities, for, on the morning of the 23d, they were descried by the brig Angenora, being at that time in Lat 47 N, and long. 37 21. The captain and crew of the Angenora, at the great peril of their lives, succeeded in rescuing the wretched creatures from the wreck, consisting of the Captain and 10 men, whose miserable condition language fails to describe. Captain Jellard [sic] speaks warmly of the humanity and kindness of the crew of the Angenora, who treated them with brotherly hospitality during their stay on board, and landed them safely at Falmouth.|
| The Spanish schooner reported derelict at sea, and taken possession by the Brandon Coast Guard last week, has been towed up to the Custom-house Quay, Limerick, where she now lies. The fate of her crew is yet a mystery. Two casks of tobacco were on board. The putrid remains of a black seaman found in the cabin were thrown overboard before she came into the Shannon.|
| We rejoice to say that the Orange institution is fast spreading throughout the three United Kingdoms. The examination which took place before a Committee of the House of Commons during the last Session of Parliament clearly defined the nature, principles, and rules which govern the Orange society, and has been the cause of enrolment of thousands upon thousands of the nobility, gentry, middle and humbler classes of the community. The facility afforded by the Grand Lodges of England and Ireland to the gentlemen forming the Committee, in laying before them all papers, accounts, correspondence, &c., tended much to this happy result, having demonstrated to the world, in the clearest light, that they were bound altogether by no tie, save that of loyalty to the House of Hanover, respect for the laws of the land, and to maintain and uphold our holy religion and Protestant Constitution as established in 1688! It gives us great pleasure to state, for the information of our numerous subscribers in remote parts of the united empire, that Fermanagh, true to her principles, as of old, will turn out, should the enemies of our Gracious King William IV, dare but hoist the flag of defiance, rebellion, and treason, 50,000 Orangemen, whose ancestors bravely fought, bled, and conquered at the Boyne.Enniskilliner.|
| GAMBLING.Gambling is always criminal, either in itself, or in its tendency. The basis of it is covetousness ; a desire to take from others something for which you have given, and intend to give, no equivalent. No gambler was ever yet a happy man, and very few gamblers have escaped being miserable ; and, observe, to game for nothing is still gaming, and naturally leads to gaming for something. It is sacrificing time, and that, too, for the worst of purposes. The hours that young men spend in this way are hours murdered ; precious hours, that ought to be spent either in reading or writing, or in rest preparatory to the duties of the dawn.Cobbett.|
| On Friday last, two men blackened, entered the house of Mr. M'Cutchien, of Greenhaw, Tipperary, and took therefrom a case of pistols. Mrs. M'Cutchien gave the alarm by shouting outside, when her husband and workmen pursued the robbers and succeeded in arresting one of them, a well known character named Blake, who, on M'C. closing, presented a double-barrel gun at him. The other made his escape, taking the pistols.|
| We believe it is pretty certain that his Excellency, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Evans, is quite sick of the Isle-o'-Dogians. He is expected in London in a few days, and means to plead ill-health as an excuse for not joining the forces of her Most Christian Majesty again.Naval and Military Gazette.|
| SINGULAR CASE.On Tuesday the Paris Court Royal was engaged in investigating an attempt made some months ago to poison the Count and Countess de Sussy, their daughter, the Duchess d'Otrante, and several guests. An ex-cook of theirs had already been released from custody, and a man servant, who was also charged, has been restored to liberty. This affair, which has much occupied the Parisian circles, and about which very strange things have been said, now remains involved in profound mystery.|
| The account of the expense of the French navy, from the 17th of August, 1834, to the 17th of August, 1835, has lately been published by the French Minister of Marine, and amounts to 62,181,659 francs about £2,487,266. Of this amount nearly one million of francs is devoted to the extension of naval science!What a contrast does this furnish to the narrow minded policy of the British Government.|
| Recruiting for the 14th Regiment has ceased in Limerick, their establishment being complete.||
| RESISTANCE TO LAW.In the neighbourhood of Lormeen, near [Navan], county of Meath, on Monday, two men about to serve law process upon a person named Brangan and others, at suit of the Hon. and Rev. Dean Pakenham, were attacked by a numerous party, severely beaten, dipped in a bog hole, and compelled to tear the process.|
| At Castleffrench, co. Galway, Valentine O'Connor Blake, Esq., of Towerhill, county Mayo, to the Hon. Margaret, only daughter of Lord Ffrench.
In Dublin, Richard S. Sargent, Esq. M.D. of Upper Temple-street, to Jane Eliza, eldest daughter of William Johnson, Esq. of Sinnott-place.
At Emly, county Tipperary, John Craven Chadwick, jun. Esq. of Ballynard, to Louisa, fifth daughter of Jonathan Bell, Esq., of Kensington.
At Cork, John Irwin, Esq. M.D. of Youghal, to Sarah Maria, daughter of the Rev. Wm. Sullivan, rector of Kinagrass.
At Kilrush, near Thurles, Mr. Michael Mulvanny of Bakestown, to Catherine, daughter of the late Thomas Luby, Esq. of Cashel, and sister of the Rev. Thomas Luby, Fellow of Trinity College.
Margaret, daughter of Mr. John Toomy, Great George-street, to Mr. John O'Neill, of Adelaide-st., Cork.
In the church of Lifford, Tasker Keys, of Broomfield, Esq. to Nora, eldest daughter of the late Thos. Keys, Esq. of Clonfad, county Donegal.
| On Sunday, at Ballyartney House, in this county, Thomas, brother of Richard Barclay, Esq., aged 66 years.
At Cove, Richard Fitzgerald Holmes, Esq., Capt. on half-pay of the 97th regt.
At the Earl of Belmore's, Dublin, Juliana, daughter of Major-General Brooke, K.C.B.
In Dublin, Wm. Johnston, Esq. Sub Inspector of the County Carlow Constabulary Force.
In Dublin, Georgina Susanna, third and youngest daughter of Captain Saunders of the Royal Horse Artillery.
In Dublin, at an advanced age, Elizabeth, relict of the late John Bland, of Blansford, Queen's county, Esq.
In Dublin, Mrs. Clements, widow of the Right Hon. Theophilus Clements, and daughter of the Right Hon. John Beresford, in her 75th year.
Alicia, wife of William Taylor, Esq., Upper Fitzwilliam street, Dublin, and daughter of the late Alderman Mark Bloxham, of Dublin.
In Harcourt street, Dublin, Joseph Rawlins, Esq.
At Wellesley place, Edward Wright, Esq. late of the Stamp office.
In Clonmel, Edward Markham, Esq.
At Tuckey street, Cork, Elizabeth, daughter of the late Henry Pearde, Esq. of Mohena House, county Cork.
At Youghal, Mrs. Elizabeth Pye, aged 82 years. She was the oldest Protestant in that town.
At Charleville, Mr. Hill.
In Mallow, Nicholas Lysaght, Esq.
Anna, wife of John Coombe, Esq. Waterford.
At Johnstown, county Kilkenny, Mrs. Sarah Aylward.
Neil M'Neale, Esq., of Faughart, county Louth, and formerly of Terfergus, in Argyleshire.
At Kilcocks, Peter Kelly, Esq.
At Castlereagh, county Down, William Cottom, aged 103 years, formerly of the 43d Regiment, in which he served 26 years, and was admitted an out-pensioner of Chelsea Hospital in the year 1782.
At Whitehouse, Tullymore, aged 76 years, Mildred, relict of the Rev. James Maffett.
At Castlecooly, on his way from Burt to Derry, from his horse falling on the ice, George Leathem Esq. of Burt.
In his 80th year, the Very Rev. Dr. Flannery, P.P. of Clonmel for near fifty years.
On Monday, in Waterford, aged 48, Lieut.Colonel James Anthony, formerly an officer in his Majesty's 40th Regiment, but lately of the Irish Brigade in the Portuguese service.
W A R O F F I C E , J A N. 1836.
| 2d Regiment of Light DragoonsCornet Steward, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Manby, who retires.
15th DittoLieut.-Gen Sir R. T. Wilson, Knt., to be Colonel, vice Lieut.-Gen. Sir R. C. Grant, K.G.B. deceased.
17th DittoR. Reynard, Gent., to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Low, appointed to the 4th Light Dragoons.
1st FootLieut. Pilkington, from half-pay 11th foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Thurston, whose appointment has not taken place.
5thSurg. Henderson, M.D., from the 14th, to be Surgeon, vice Lea, deceased.
11thAssistant-Surgeon Dowse, from the 88th foot to be Surgeon, vice Henderson, appointed to the 5th foot.
57thG. H. Hunt, Gent., to be Ensign, by purchase, vice French, who retires.
61stBrevet Major Charleton to be Major, without purchase, vice Wolfe, deceased ; Capt. Eason, from half-pay unattached, to be Captain, vice Charleton.
69thLieut.-Gen. Vincent to be Colonel, vice Lieut.-Gen. Sir J. Hamilton, Bart., deceased.
82dLieut. Thurston, from half-pay 36th foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Taverner, deceased.
2d West India RegimentR. Tuthill, M.D. to be Assistant-Surgeon, vice Reed, appointed to the Staff.
| Lieut.-Colonel Sir H. Bethune, employed in Persia, to have the local rank of Major-General in Asia ; Captain Michael, of the Hon. the East India Company's Service, to be Major in the East Indies only.|
| MUSIC.Miss Johnson, one of Sir Joshua's nieces, (afterwards Mrs. Deane,) was dining one day at her uncle's with Dr. Johnson and a large party ; the conversation happening to turn on music, Johnson spoke very contemptuously of that art, and added, that no man of talent or whose mind was capable of better things, ever would or could devote his time and attention to so idle and frivolous a pursuit. The young lady who was very fond of music, whispered her next neighbourI wonder what Dr. Johnson thinks of King David? Johnson overheard her, and with great good humor and complacency said, Madam, I thank you ; I stand rebuked before you, and promise that, on one subject at least, you shall never hear me talk nonsense again.Johnsoniana.|
| The Leinster Independent a radical paper, published in Carlow, died last week.|
| Mr. O'Connell dines in Galway the 18th instant, arrives in Dublin next day, sails for England the 26th, and dines with the Birmingham reformers on the 28th.|
| The merchants of Glasgow meet on Friday to petition Government for a custom-house and staff of custom officers, suitable to the commercial importance of that rising port.|
| A Chief Constable of the first class has been removed from the Ulster district, and several are under suspension.|
| Monday afternoon, about three o'clock, a fire broke out in the house of Mr. William Ashton, pawnbroker, in John-street, Limerick.|
| An order has been received at Plymouth, to embody such privates of the veteran Battalion as are resident in the south and west districts of that county, whose pensions do not exceed one shilling a day, if they are fit for garrison duty.|
| There has been a number of resignations from Officers of all ranks in the Anglo Spanish Legion on account of alleged partiality in promotions and other causes.|
| The 39th Regiment has by permission of his Majesty, resumed the badges Primus in India, Plassay and Castle and Key on its colours and appointments. The 39th was the first British Regiment that served in India.|
| There are fifty Attornies residing in one street in Cork.|
| Lieut.-Col. Dickson has resigned his Commission in Lieut. General [sic] Evan's Auxiliary Army in Spain. A Rifle officer was drowned last month.|