|ARRIVAL OF THE KANGAROO.
|THE steam-ship Kangaroo, outward bound, arrived in
the harbour this morning. She took on board 132 passengers, principally females
of the humble class in life. The Etna, homeward bound, had not arrived up to
half-past 1 o'clock to-day, but was hourly expected.
| “POST-OFFICE ROBBERY.”—Under
this heading we published on Saturday a statement derived from a contemporary,
relating the circumstances under which there had been stolen, it was said, from
the Post-Office a registered letter containing £5,000, in Bank notes and
cheques, the whole of which had been realised at the Bank of England in gold,
and was consequently irrecoverable. We are now able to state, on the best
authority, that with the exception of the fact that a registered letter had been
stolen, the statement was utterly false. The stolen letter contained the halves
of notes to the value of £65, and a cheque for £9 9s. —together £74 9s. ;
and as one set of halves reached their destination, and payment of the cheque
was stopped, nobody will lose a farthing by the disappearance of the letter.—Globe.
|DISASTER AT SEA.
| PLYMOUTH, MARCH
19TH.—The ship Negociator, of Sunderland, with coal for
Genoa, ran down the Russian brig Ahiti, on the morning of the 15th inst., about
seventy miles off Sicily. The brig sank immediately. One man was drowned. The
Negociator was abandoned shortly after, in a sinking state. The crew of both
vessels were picked up, and have just been landed here.
|ACCIDENT.—A woman named Ellen Aherne was severely
scalded about the legs last night, by the bursting of a jar filled with boiling
water, which she was conveying to the bed of a person suffering from illness in
the house. She was taken to the North Infirmary.
|BRUTAL ASSAULT.—Last night a
poor woman from Chapel-street applied for surgical treatment at the North
Infirmary, having had her arm broken by a blow of a sweeping-brush inflicted on
her by her husband, who had come home in a state of intoxication.
| M. Victor Hugo has received £16,000 for the copyright of