|DREADFUL SHIPWRECKS—80 LIVES LOST.
| The losses announced during the last week have been truly
appalling, several American packet ships being among the number wrecked in
crossing the Atlantic, with the loss of all hands. The first on the list is that
of the Montreal, a fine new ship, 345 tons burthen, a trader between London and
Quebec, which was lost during a snow storm on the night of the 14th of last
month, on shore near Cape Chest, and not one belonging to her was left to tell
the tale. The wreck, when discovered, was fast breaking up, her masts were gone,
and her hull had parted in two. On shore the bodies of the captain, wife, and
child were found, the latter being clasped in its mother's arms. Four other
bodies were afterwards discovered entangled in the wreck. They have all been
buried in one grave. The vesel was laden with flour and other articles.
The next melancholy affair is that of another packet ship,
supposed to be the Saxon, bound to London, lost with all hands. The ship, which
has a large amount of insurance on her at Lloyd's, was 367 tons burden, and left
Boston, to where she belonged, on the 13th of last month, manned with a crew of
20. She was last seen on the 17th, and her destruction is supposed to have
occurred about the 19th, on a reef of rock called the Ledges, near Red Head, as
her wreck was passed by the Stamboul, from Smyrna, on the 24th, 25 miles N.N.W.
of St. George's Shoal.
Another loss took place on a field of ice, the particulars of
which are thus described :—The brig Laurel [sic¹]
left Quebec on the 29th of December, with a cargo of 400 barrels of flour and 28
of butter. On arriving off Cacona, on the banks of Newfoundland, she was met by
a large field of ice, and every effort to steer clear of it proved abortive. The
ship becoming fixed in it, she was shortly driven ashore on Green Island, where
she immediately became a wreck. The crew suffered severely for three days. The
barque Universe, of Boston, was lost under similar circumstances ; fortunately
the crew were saved.
The ship Cambridge, from Liverpool, on the 23d of December,
saw a vessel in distress, which proved to be the Lord Lynedoch, of London, in a
sinking state. They took off the crew, thirty-two in number, who were in a
dreadful state. The vessel foundered shortly afterwards. The East India Company
have received information of the total loss of one of the company's war sloops,
named Coote, commanded by Lieutenant J. S. Grieve. The disaster happened on the
3d November last, on a reef of rocks opposite Calicut, the vessel at the time
being on an expedition to the Malabar coast.
The brig Merlin, of Newcastle, was totally destroyed by fire
on the 3d instant. She was laden with wine and fruit, and within twelve hours
after leaving Oporto Bar, she caught fire. The captain and crew were soon forced
to take to the boat, and abandon the vessel. They were afterwards picked up by a
foreign schooner, which conveyed them to Gibraltar.
On the books are also reported the total loss of the ship City
of Shiras, in the Mindora Sea, with forty persons drowned ; and also the wreck
of the Gustave Edouard, a French Indiaman, 650 tons burden ; and another vessel
name not exactly known—both attended with melancholy results.
LOSS OF THE CHARLES.—The
Eastern Province Herald, Cape Town, of December 10, states that
intelligence had been received from the Bird Islands, by the Elizabeth Ann, of
the loss of the schooner Charles, of Guernsey, loading guano, on the 15th of
November, in consequence of a severe gale of wind. She had about 140 tons of
guano on board. All the lives on board were saved.
The schooner Zilli, Barnes master, from St. Ives to Civetta
Vecchia, was totally dismasted off the rock of Lisbon on the 17th instant. She
was taken in tow by the British schooner Carden, but tremendous gales having
come on from the westward, it was found necessary to abandon her. The master and
crew, five in number, were brought to Lisbon on the 19th instant, by the Carden.
REPORTED LOSS OF AN
FEB. 2. —A passenger on board the Sons of Commerce,
Williams, from Hobart Town to London, arrived at Pernambuco, December 21,
reported that a vessel with emigrants, bound to Port Philip, supposed to be the
Cataraque, from Liverpool, had been totally wrecked on the Harbinger Reefs, at
the west entrance to Bass Straits, and that 414 persons had been drowned. The
news had reached Hobart Town on the 24th of September, the day previous to the
sailing of the Sons of Commerce.
VESSEL ON FIRE—LOSS OF LIFE.
| About 3 o'clock on Sunday morning it was discovered that
the Jane, a schooner of Alderman Mulcahy's, and which had been on the Patent
Slip for repairs, was on fire. The fire was subdued, but amongst those who
assisted in this praiseworthy object—indeed, the second, we understand, who
entered the burning vessel, was Thos. Smith, a youth of 18 years of age, and an
apprentice of Mr. Bernard McNulty. He fell through the hatchway into the hold, a
height of 16 feet, and his head coming in contact with the chain, he was killed
on the spot. When the surgeon who attended him removed the scalp over the spot
where he received the wound, the fractured piece of skull dropped out. His ribs
were also broken, and he sustained other severe injuries. He has been since
interred, and his father, who lives in Dublin, has arrived here in a state of
distraction. Mr. M'Nulty speaks of the young man in the strongest terms of
praise. He had been up reading in the factory at the time, and was attracted to
the spot by the ringing of the fire bell. It is stated that an old woman who was
in charge of the place made an effort to prevent his going out, but he pushed
her aside, and said, even his mother should not prevent him. Thus did the noble
youth fall a victim to his generous spirit.—Limerick Reporter.
|SHIP NEWS—COVE OF CORK.
Feb. 4—Wind W.S.W.
| ARRIVED—Rose Steamer ; Effingham,
Driscoll, St. Johns, N.B., Liverpool, flour and timber, 27 days, experienced
very severe weather, threw 450 barrels of flour overboard—she has 16 feet
water in her hold now.
Herbert, Cardiff, ballast ; Teaser, Lawrenson, Limerick, bark ; Isabella,
Houng, do, Indian Corn.
|Feb. 5—Wind N.W.
| ARRIVED—Madonna, Colwell,
St. Domingo, orders, logwood.
SAILED—Lord Glenelly, Martin,
Charleston, ballast ; Majestic, Smith, Hartlepool, guano ; Flor D'Marn,
Sardinia, Lisbon, butter ; Princess Alice, Cumming, Gibraltar, coals ; Marg
and Rachael, Thomas, Limerick, do ; Leveret, Robins, do, do ; Little
John, Clerke, do, bark ; Thetis, Davis, Tralee, salt ; Kangaroo,
Prosser, Newport, ballast ; Catherine Anne, Boileu, St. Johns, N.B., do ;
G. Laurance, Scott, Berehaven, do ; Emigrant, ——, Savanah, do
; Elbe Packet, Crofts, London, gen. cargo ; Favourite, Silk, do,
do, Margarite, Monkman, Cadiz, ballast ; Isabella, Young,
Limerick, Indian corn ; Harriet, Rose, do. coals ; Arethusa,
Lloyd, do, iron ; Prosperous, Walsh, Gloster, gen. cargo ; Nais,
Clements, Cadiz, coals ; Ocean Steamer.
| On Friday, the 31st ult., at his residence, North
Main-st., the wife of W. H. Sandham, Esq., Surgeon, of a daughter.
At Attyflin, in the co. Limerick, the lady of John Westropp,
Esq., of a daughter.
Last week at the Rectory, Church-hill, co. Kerry, the lady of
the Rev. Henry Denny, of a son.
On Sunday last, at the Glebe, Tralee, the lady of the Rev.
Anthony Denny, Rector, of a daughter.
On the 2d inst., at Kensington, the wife of John F. Hargrave,
Esq., barrister-at-law, of a daughter.
| On the 3d inst., at her mother's residence in Kilcorney,
by the Rev. John Cronin, R.C.C., Ellen, third daughter of the late Mr. Stephen
Ambrose, to Mr. Thomas Riordan, Newmarket.
On Tuesday, in Marmullane Church, by the Rev. John Quarry,
brother of the bride, the Rev. John Connolly, Incumbent of Tracton, to Martha,
daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Quarry.
On Tuesday, the 3d inst., at the Cathedral, St. Finn Barr's,
by the Rev. Richard Francis Webb, uncle to the bride, Henry Edwd. Jones, of this
city, Esq., to Arabella Mary, daughter of John S. Beamish, Esq., M.D., of this
city, and of Mount Beamish, in this county.
At Totnes, Devon, on Saturday, the 31st ult., by the Rev. W.
C. Johnson, M.A., Rector of Diptford, John Milner Barry, Esq., M.D., of Totnes,
son of the late Dr. Milner Barry, of this city, to Harriet, only daughter of the
late George Tucker, Esq., of Tuckenhay, Devon.
At 257, Brandon Place, on the 27th inst., by the Rev. Dr.
Smyth, Wm. D'Esterre Roberts, Esq., to Christina M'Call, youngest daughter of
the late John Brown, Esq.
On Tuesday, at Kilcoleman Church, co. Kerry, Robert Jeffcott,
of Milltown, to Catherine, daughter of the late Edward Reeves, Esq., R.M.
On Sunday last, in Killarney, Mr. Richd. Hilliard, son of Mr.
Wm. Hilliard, of Russel's-st., Tralee, to Ellen, relict of the late Mr. James
Saunders, of Killarney.
On the 4th inst., at Monkstown Church, Dublin, by the Rev.
Hans Atkinson, brother to the bridegroom, Charles Atkinson, of Green Hall, co.
Armagh, to Rebecca Sarah, only child of the late Henry Kyle, of
Mountpelier-parade, co. Dublin, Esq., and niece of the Right Rev. the Lord
Bishop of Cork.
On the 3d inst., at St. Martin's, by the Rev. Elijah Smith,
Charles Goodwin, Esq., M.D., Staff-Surgeon, to Maria, youngest daughter of the
late R. Robert Bullen, Kanturk, co. Cork.
On the 3d inst., at Trinity Church, Marylebone, by the Rev.
Richard Vevers, M.A., rector of Cubley, the Rev. John George Beresford, youngest
son of the late Admiral Sir John Poo Beresford, Bart., to the Hon. Caroline
Amelia, youngest daughter of the Rt. Hon. Lord Denman.
| On Saturday, the 31st ult., in Dublin-st., at the house of
her daughter, Mrs. M'Carthy, in her 99th year, Mrs. Sophia Turner, relict of the
late Mr. Solomon Turner, of Grange, near Fermoy.—She not only so long survived
the usual period of human life, but counted 117 children, and their descendants
into the fifth generation, nearly 100 of whom are now living.—Tipperary
At Barrackpoor, Bengal, Major Robert Verner, H. M. 61st
Regiment, his horse rearing up, fell back and killed him on the spot.
On the 3d inst., after a few days' illness, at his residence
in Eustace-st., Joshua Abell, one of the Society of Friends.
On the 28th ult, suddenly, at Manchester, whilst on a journey,
Mr. George Cocks, many years the representative of the house of Messrs. R. Cocks
and Co., music sellers to her Majesty, New Burlington-street, London.
On Sunday, at 17, Prince's-street, Mr. Wm. Fitzmaurice Pierce,
Superintendent of the H Division of Metropolitan Police.