|Monday the bakers increased the price of their bread in several parts of the
metropolis. The price of the 4lb. loaf was increased to eightpence-halfpenny.
| On the 1st inst., at Rye Court, in this county, the lady
of Richard Tonson Rye, Esq., of a son and heir.
On the 2d June, at sea, the lady of V. J. Maires, Esq., of the
Royal Engineers (daughter of the late Poole Gabbett, Esq., of Limerick), of a
son and heir.
| On the 29th ult., at St. Mary's Church, Youghal, by the
Rev. J. Alworth, Walter, eldest son of Richard Giles, of Closhadonnogh-house, to
Jane Maria, only child of Joseph Dickinson, of her Majesty's Customs.
At St. Thomas's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. J. W. Molloy, and
afterwards at the residence of the bride, by the Rev. Mr. Pope, of the Church of
Conception, Robert Henry Copperthwaithe, of 10, Lower Gardiner-street, in this
city, Esq., Solicitor, to Anna Maria, second daughter of the late Matthew Dunne,
Esq., of Punchestown-house, co. Kildare.
In the Church of St. Nicholas, Galway, by the Rev. J. Treanor,
the Rev. J. Garrett, of Hull, Yorkshire, to Georgina, youngest daughter of Major
Fry, of Limerick.
| At Caher, Mr. John Slattery, brother to the Rev. Mr.
Slattery, Catholic curate of Ardfinnan.
On the 30th ult., at her husband's residence, on
Patrick's-Hill, Cork, in the 79th year of her age, Jane, the wife of William
September 29, at his residence, Leeson-street, Dublin, Thomas
Quinan, Esq., formerly Chief Examiner of her Majesty's High Court of Chancery,
On the 16th ult., aged 38, at Laurel Vale, co. Antrim, Thomas
Smyth, Esq., Solicitor, 58, Lower Gardiner-street, Dublin, and brother of the
late Rev. William Smyth, Foyle College, Londonderry.
On Thursday evening in this city, Walter Nugent, Esq.
In Ennis, on Wednesday night, at the advanced age of 83,
Frances, relict of the late Thos. Saunders Knox, Esq., for many years
Proprietress of the Clare Journal newspaper.
On Thursday, Jeremiah Enright, Esq., of Russell-cottage, in
the co. Limerick.
| FATAL ACCIDENT TO
MAJOR BEVAN.—On Wednesday
evening, as Major Bevan, of this city, was returning from a shooting excursion
on a car with three other gentlemen near his father-in-law's, Mr. Brew, of
Wilbrooke, County Clare, he had his loaded fowling-piece with the butt end
resting on the footboard, and the barrels between his legs, while he was smoking
a cigar. By some accident or other the fowling-piece was slipping off the car,
when he stooped forward to snatch it, when the hammer, which was unfortunately
down, coming in contact with the foot-board, one of the barrels exploded, and
the contents passed upwards, into the cavity of the chest, carrying away a
portion of the heart, and proceeding between the sternum and lungs, came out
under the windpipe, and entering again under the chin, went through the head. He
had only time to say “Stop ; Oh, God ! I am shot,” and falling forward, he
vomited a quantity of blood, and immediately expired without a groan. He is the
author of a very interesting work, “Field Sports in India.” —Limerick
M R . C A L L A G H A N , M. P.
|A CORRESPONDENT communicates an instance of generous
liberality, on the part of this gentleman, in this season of difficulty.
Eighteen poor persons held con-acre ground from Mr. D. Callaghan, M.P., at
Ballivolane, near this city, whose joint rent amounted to sixty-four pounds. In
consequence of the failure of the potato crop, he (Mr. C.) have directions to
his Steward, to allow those poor people to dig out their potatoes, and to
acquaint them, that, under the circumstances, he would require no rent from
them. Such an action reflects much honour on our representative, whose station
also must lend an extensive influence to his example.
TAKE OF FISH.
|FOR some time past there has been a very large take
of herrings in our harbour. There were between thirty and forty boats of them at
our quays hourly for a few days. In some parts of the bay the shoals were so
thick that women with baskets have been observed taking them near the edge of
the water. A dozen of good herrings may be had for a penny at the quay.
Six-pence a hundred is the average price. We hear that an immense quantity of
them has been shipped for Bristol.
|T H E P R O V I S I O N T R A D E .
|“Dublin Castle, Sept. 21st, 1846.
| “I have the honour of receiving your letter of the 17th
inst., and the copy of the resolution lately passed at a meeting of the West
Muskerry Relief Committee, stating that since the Government had declared their
intention of interfering as little as possible with the trade in provisions,
except in special cases, that the price of Indian meal had materially risen. I
have submitted these documents to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, as well as
similar communications which I have received from other places.
“I hope the memorialists will do me the justice to believe
that I feel the most sincere anxiety to mitigate, by all practicable and
legitimate means, the pressure of the calamity that has befallen this country ;
but I am satisfied that if the Government had undertaken the task of supplying
generally and on a great scale the markets of Ireland, they would only have
aggravated the evils which they desired to alleviate. It is obviously impossible
for any length of time to maintain prices here at a lower level than prevails in
the markets of England and of the Continent of Europe, with which there now
exists an almost unrestricted trade in the main articles of food, and an attempt
to do so must speedily recoil in increased scarcity and deranged mercantile
“These considerations will not preclude the Government from
continuing to take such precautions as they may consider absolutely necessary
with regard to the supply of food in particluar districts of Ireland. But our
main reliance must be on private enterprise, conducted through the ordinary
transactions of trade, and any measures that have the effect of discouraging its
exertions must soon produce the most fatal consequences.
“I have desired that a copy of your memorial should be
transmitted to Sir Randolph Routh, the Commissary- General, who will be able to
judge whether any special circumstances may require particular interference in
your instance.—I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
| “Edward Ashe, Esq., Macroom.”
| SCARCITY IN IRELAND.—At
the Privy Council held on Saturday, at Windsor Castle, the Archbishop of
Canterbury was directed to prepare a Form of Prayer for the relief of the
distress and scarcity now existing in parts of the United Kingdom.
|SHIP NEWS—COVE OF CORK.
Oct. 2—Wind N.W.
Williamson, Quebec, timber, orders, 35 days ; Metoka, M'Larne, 21 days
out, from Liverpool, for New York, laden with a general cargo and passengers,
put in having met a severe gale which carried away foremast head, fore-topmast,
bow sprit head and cut-water, swept decks, &c., &c., on the 1st Sept.
lat. 47 9 N., lon. 28 W.
|Oct. 3—Wind S.
Meredith, St. Johns, deals ; Dryden, Main, St. Mark, mahogany ; Susan,
Gray, Liverpool, ballast ; Patriot, Campbell, Stornway, herrings ; Romane,
Hego, Llannelly, Mirimachee, ballast ; Ceres, Brown, Orkney, herrings ; Hesperian,
Morgan, Patagonia, guano ; Vanguard steamer.
Lancaster, deals ; Phoenix, Liverpool, ballast ; Nimrod Steamer ; Blarney
|Oct. 4—Wind S.S.E.
| ARRIVED—Wyse Regis,
Maidus, Wallis, N.S., deals ; Juliet, Haydon, Placentia, fish ; Le
Leberal, Headen- brooke, St. Johns, timber ; Cork Packet, Young,
Lisbon, India corn ; Susan, Smith, Quebec, ballast ; Anne, Lyder,
Lagona, logwood ; Royalist, Hob, Labrador, fish ; Sabrina and Sirius
Steamers ; 18 Colliers.
Put back—The Swan, of Cork, Capt. Robertson, 24 day
out, from here for Quebec, in ballast, having met with a severe gale, in lat. 48
46 N., lon. 36 W., which carried away fore-topmast, swept decks and carried away
bulwark stanchions, &c.
TROOPS FOR IRELAND.
| PORTSMOUTH, OCT.
1.—The government having determined on increasing the military force in
Ireland, the Admiralty have received instructions to send a battalion of marines
hither. Two hundred men will be sent from each of the four divisions, with a
lieutenant colonel to command them. The Dee, Rhadamanthus, and other steam
transports will be employed in conveying the troops.
It is understood the local companies of pensioners in Ireland
will be held in readiness to support the civil power during the ensuing season.