| ROYAL BENIFICENCE.Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to present to the London Orphan Asylum, Clapton, the sum of 300 guineas, to purchase for his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, the right to keep one child always in the asylum, during the lifetime of his Royal Highness.|
| At Glenville, near Waterford, on Monday, the 3rd instant, the lady of Michael D. Hassard, Esq., J.P., of a son.
On the 2d inst., at Rathgar, the lady of H. Crofton, of a daughter.
On Saturday, the 1st instant, at 42, Grosvenor-place, the Lady Alfred Paget, of a daughter.
On the 28th ult., at 28, Brunswick-square, Brighton, Mrs. Bonham, widow of the late Col. H. F. Bonham, of a son.
February 25, at 7, Sussex-place, Hyde Park, London, the wife of Major Jervois, R.E., of a daughter.
February 26, at Torquay, the Hon. Mrs. Spring Rice, of a daughter.
March 1 at Kilpeacon Rectory, the wife of Captain Fosberry, Royal Limerick County Regiment, of a daughter.
February 27, at Kilmoney Abbey, the wife of Captain Hodder Roberts, 1st Derby Militia, of a daughter.
| February 29, in St. James's Church, Dublin, Captain Robert Carnegie, to Emelia, eldest daughter of Joseph Porter, Esq., Dolphin's-barn, South Circular Road.
On the 23rd February, by the Rev. P. Riordan, M. F. Sheehy, to Ellen Maria Arrot, second eldest daughter of the late Wm. Arrott, merchant of this city.
| Suddenly, in Castlemartyr, on the 28th ult., deeply regretted by his family and friends, William Mackay, Esq., of Castlemartyr.
On the night of Wednesday, the 27th February, at Clifton, Bristol, Robert Robinson, Esq., Lieutenant, R.N.
February 26, at 77, Upper Leeson-street, Christopher Graham, Esq., aged 75.
February 26, at Camberwell, Surrey, in his 77th year, Colonel Henry Thornton, C.B., late of the 82d, and formerly of the 40th Regiment.
February 23, at Rose Bank Cottage, Broughty Ferry, Scotland, Captain James Tasker, late of the Die-hards, her Majesty's 57th Regiment.
February 28, at the Military Barracks, Nenagh, in the 33d year of his age, James G. Newton, Esq., M.D., Surgeon of the Kilkenny Fusiliers.
March 1, in Eccles-street, aged 72, Anyas Deane, Esq., formerly Captain in the 96th Regiment, son of the late Colonel Deane, of Terenure, county Dublin, and of Berkely Forest, county Wexford.
February 28, at Cork, on his way from Queens-town, where he had been staying for his health, Edward Atkinson, Esq., the second son of the late Henry Francis Atkinson, Esq., of Mullavilla, county Armagh.
[Before Mr. GIBBINGS.]
|A CHILD about nine or ten years of age, named Reardon was sentenced to two months' imprisonment for having stolen a coat from a man named Cornelius O'Callaghan.
Thomas Mitchell, a sailor, charged Margaret Regan, a girl of improper character, with having stolen from him whilst he was in a state of intoxication and unable to prevent her, three sovereigns and nineteen shillings.
The bench directed her to be imprisoned for two months.
(Before Mr. GIBBINGS, Mr. M'NAMARA and Capt. POLLOCK, R.M.)
| Mr., Julian appeared on behalf of a boy named Michael Cullinane, to prosecute Mr. Richard Justin, baker, for injuries committed on him by that gentleman's dog.
Mr. Gillman appeared for the defendant.
The statement of the prosecutor and of one or two witnesses examined on his behalf, was that he threw a stick at a large dog, the property of the defendant, which was in the Park in charge of the defendant's son, in order to drive him off, no dogs being allowed in the Park. The boy in consequence set the dog at complainant, and the dog bit him in the arm so violently as to take a piece out of his arm. Complainant is brother to a person employed by the tenant for the grazing of the park.
Mr. Gibbings observed that the complainant clearly committed the first assault, but that Mr. Justin's son acted improperly in setting the dog at him, and that some little compensation should therefore be given.
Mr. Gillman offered to pay the complainant 5s. and all costs.
This offer having been refused, the case was dismissed to allow of a civil action being brought up.
Constable Edwards has received a communication from the Inspector-General of Police, informing him that a person will arrive in town to-day or to-morrow to identify the parties arrested by him in the London boat. In reference to the sum of fifty sovereigns on them, it was stated that they were both labourers, and could not possibly have so much money to spare.
|THE PACIFIC MAIL STEAMER.|
| Letters from America, received in Dublin yesterday, and dated 19th February, state, that up to that period nothing had been heard from the Pacific steamer from Liverpool, which was then twenty-seven days out. The Government and Mr. Collins had each sent a steamer in search of her. From the adventurous character of some commanders, their anxiety to make short passages, and the pertinacity with which they proceed by the North Passage, notwithstanding the fields of ice they have often had to encounter, we have long been prepared to hear of some fearful casualty.
We (Dublin Evening Post) have now before us a letter, written by a gentleman late of this city, who left Liverpool in the Pacific on the 14th of April last, giving an account of the almost miraculous escape from a hurricane which caught that vessel with all sail set, and threw the ship on her beam-ends, whilst amongst banks of field-ice, off Newfoundland, on the 20th April last. This occurred, notwithstanding repeated warnings given by the sudden fall of the mercury, which made the ship captains, of whom there were seven on board as passengers, declare, several hours before, that they were in for a gale. The account says :
On the Friday afternoon (the 20th), the weather became very cold ; the temperature of the sea having fallen twelve degrees in four hours, and an iceberg appeared to the north-west, which obliged us to change our course a little ; after this came a storm of hail and snow which ended with lightning from the coast, which gradually spread round, and ended at the N.W. according to the opinion of the nautical men, the very worst possible sign. They all said we were in for a hard blow. At this time the wind was blowing pretty fresh from the eastward and we had all sail going at 13½ knots an hour. At midnight the wind veered suddenly round to the N.W., which blew so hard that the sails could not be taken in, and consequently flew to shivers, the jib, foresail, and foretopsail, all went over, and were torn into ribands. After describing the storm, which lasted for two days, the writer thus speaks of the management of the vessel :
It is most astonishing that the Captain, an officer of great experienceespecially with so many unmistakeable signs of a galeshould have been caught with all sail set. He had plenty of time to have all down, and topmasts and yards lowered. The only way I can account for it is, that having so far made a most rapid passage, he wanted to do something wonderful ; even when the gale was blowing its worst, he kept the steam on, and drove on at five knots, in the very teeth of the hurricanefor hurricane it must be called. They all agreed, that in all their trips across the Atlantic, they never experienced so heavy a gale ; one old sea captain said, that he once knew it to blow as hard when off Cape Horn.
|LONDON, MONDAY.Some small insurances are understood to have been effected on the Pacific to-day at the rate of 80 per cent.The value of the ship is about £120,000, and she is said to have had a cargo of 700 tons of fine goods. Happily, her number of passengers were smaller than usual, the total being forty-six, including six ladies and two children.|
DEATH OF THE REV. RICHARD O'LEARY, O.S.A.
|ON yesterday morning, in the 24th year of his age, Rev. RICHARD O'LEARY, O.S.A., son of Mr. JOHN O'LEARY, South Mall. His illness was a tedious and lingering one, contracted in Italy, where he had gone to finish his studies. He spent many years in Carlow College, where, besides gaining many honors, he acquired the esteem and friendship of his superiors. He was a clergyman of much promise, and would have proved worthy of his sacred calling. The Office and High Mass will be offered for him in Brunswick-street Chapel, on Thursday, at half-past ten, and the funeral will take place immediately after.|
PROFESSION OF A NUN.
|THE imposing and solemn ceremony of a profession took place in the new Presentation Convent, at Mitchelstown, on Saturday morning, when Miss HORGAN, called in religion, sister MARY JOSEPH, daughter to Mr. JOHN HORGAN, of Macroom, took the black veil. The ceremony having been the first celebrated in Mitchelstown, was interesting to those present, and was performed by The Very Rev. Dr. O'BRIEN. The other clergymen present were : Rev. DAVID HORGAN, P.P., Ballincollig ; Rev. TIMOTHY MURPHY, R.C.C., Queenstown ; Rev. Messrs. O'BRIEN, M'DONALD, and RONAYNE.|
| It is said that Lord Panmure will shortly retire from the War Department, and that the laborious duties of that office will be undertaken by the Duke of Somerset. It is also rumoured that Mr. Monsell and Mr. Frederick Peel, neither of whom have shone with great brilliancy in parliament this session, will also be moved to other offices.Court Journal.|
| The Marley-hill screw transport, engaged in shipping military stores for the army before Sebastopol, is to take out 13 foxhounds, and will be ready to leave Woolwich early next week. The Edina transport, which sailed from Woolwich a few days ago, had 60 hounds on board, to be landed at Balaklava.|