| QUEENSTOWN, MONDAY MORNING.The R.M.S. China arrived here at 1.30 a.m. She brings 75 passengers and 206,000 dols. in specie. Having landed all mails and six passengers, she proceeded at 1.45all well ; experienced easterly weather. On 24th passed the screw steamers Cella and City of London, and the Kangaroo, bound in ; on 25th, the American ship Die Briant, bound west ; on 27th signalled the British barque, Melbourne, bound east.|
| NEW YORK, FEB. 23.The Africa, from Liverpool, arrived at Boston on the 21st. The Virginia, from Liverpool, arrived here on the 21st. The ship S. F. Parker, of Quebec, abandoned in the ice. Reported by steamer Brittania. The Bohemia, from Liverpool, struck a rock near Portland and sank on the 23rd inst. Some passengers lost. Vesta, hence to Queenstown, abandoned at sea. Crew brought here by the Liverpool on the 23rd.|
LOSS OF THE STEAMSHIP BOHEMIAN.
SEVERAL LIVES LOST.
CARGO VALUED AT 1,000,000 DOLLARS.
|PORTLAND, ME., FEB. 23.The steamship Bohemian, Capt. Borland, from Liverpool, struck on Alden's Rock, four miles outside Cape Elizabeth, about nine o'clock last evening, beat over, turned head towards the shore, and sunk in about an hour and a-half, two miles from the shore, outside of Richmond's Island, having stove a hole in her engine compartment. Part of the steerage passengers are supposed to be lost. Her bridge is covered at high water, and the seas are breaking over her. The night was clear and the Cape light in full view. The Bohemian had 19 cabin passengers, all of whom are supposed to be saved, and 199 steerage passengers. It cannot yet be ascertained how many of the latter are lost.
Boat No. 2 was swamped alongside, owing to people crowding into it, and came ashore on the Cape with a man and child in it, both dead. The people at the Ocean House and in the Fishing House on the Cape sent teams for the sufferers.
The following passengers are saved :Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, A. Y. Gilman, Alexander Eupy, Mr. Fulford, J. G. Millar, Mr. Welch, Mr. Woodruff, Rev. Mr. Richardson, W. B. Smith, Capt. Welles, Capt. Stone, John Johnson, James Higston, John Robertson, Pussey Smith, Seallant, James Scatebard. Supposed to be savedMr. Stewart. Crew saved. The captain, purser, mail officer, stewards and chief cook, chief stewards, (2 engineers) and others. The mails were
lost.¹ The intelligence reached this city at one this morning and a tug-boat was sent off at once. She has not yet returned.
The Bohemian had a cargo of silks and other goods, mostly on Canadian and provincial accout, valued at one million of dollars. The ship was going at half speed. The Bohemian's papers were saved, and the following is the list of her passengers in full :
Mr. Woodruff, Mr. & Mrs. Gordon, Messrs. Empley, Johnson, Fulford, Hingston, J. S. Miller, Richardson, Alnott, Smith, Welsh, Smith [sic], Scletcherly, Stewart, Gilmore and Robertson, of Canada ; and Captains Wells [sic] and Stone, of the United States.
All these are cabin passengers, and are known to be saved. The following were the steerage passengers. :
J. Trainer of Canada ; A. Holland of Montreal, Margaret Manley and two children of Boston, B. Neville and G. Burns of New York, G. Hall, E. Simay, Joseph Mere and wife and two children, and Alfred Markham of Montreal, J. Kane and wife and four children of Portland, J. Scachman and wife and four children of New York ; Hannah Jackson and three children of Pittsburg, J. Keelon of New York, W. Wardell of London, J. Trimley and wife, and E. Boardman, of Portland ; C. Somerville, of Canada ; C. Carlow, of New York ; P. Murphy, of Boston ; Mary Hoy, of Philadelphia ; Mary Blowman, of Montreal ; John Brown, of Canada ; Dan Bryant, of Portland ; Thomas Hughes and wife, of Portland ; Esther Stephens and S. Tucker, of Boston ; J. Short and wife, B. Holly Church, and Simpson Scheck, of New York ; Thomas Hempsey and two children, of Phila. ; P. Mooney wife and child, of Albany ; D. Greer, of Montreal ; M. Knite, Patrick Cooper, Owen Dunlevy, Morris Curran, Denis Smith and J. Wilson and wife, of New York ; William Earl, of Montreal ; W. Cornel, Andrew Wallace, Lucy and Maria maxwell, of New York ; Ellen O'Connor, of Portland ; Michael Kelly, Ann Burke and Stephen Donogh, of New York ; R. Farrel, wife and three children, of Cincinatti ; P. Martin, wife and four children, M. Hughes, O. O'Neil, W. Braddock, W. Galoom, B. Ward, L. Walton and mother, P. Riley, R. Judge, J. Dolan, B. Corbett, of Boston ; Isabel Quin, of New York ; Rose Reeley, John Manmon, Kate Wynn, Thomas Flannerty and wife and three children, and Mary Lee, of Boston ; Jane Sweney and John Lindsay, of New York ; P. Koran, Neal O'Neil, Bernard Kearney and wife and three children, and John Walley and wife, of New York ; Michael Connolly, Thomas Conovan and wife and three children, Mary Carran and John Carran and three children, Mary Curran and Eliza Curran, John Dane, and wife and child, John Halley and Ellen Flaherty, of Boston ; James and Pat Cassidy, and Pat Canon, of New York ; Bernard Day and wife, of Boston ; Mary and Margaret Nolan and Mary Glenn, of New York ; P. Gorman and wife ; John M'Lees, Biddy M'Donnell, Catherine Connolly, J. Meally and wife and two children, and John Wm. Connolly, of Boston ; John Ennis and two sons ; Biddy Gorman, Thomas Connolly and wife and child, and William Moran, of New York ; Mary Kean and three children ; John O'Neill and child, and Eliza M'Kieves, of Boston ; Hannah Connolly and two children, of Boston ; Anne Horton, Sarah Kelley, Ann Robinson, Ann Mullen and child, Biddy Haggerty and four children ; Margaret Fight, Michael M'Cabe and wife, of N.Y. ; Mary Comtson and child, Mary Gorman, Catherine Stone, Mary M'Donough and two children, Rose Lynch and daughter, of Boston ; John Lee, of Chicago ; Owen and John Kane, of Boston ; Ann Folder, Mary Castan, Pat Parder, wife and two children ; Margaret Hart and John Fitzgerald, of N.Y. Thos. Connavon's infant died on the passage, making 200 steerage passengers.
Captain Borland arrived by a tug boat at 10 o'clock, and reports the ship to be in four fathoms of water off of Broad Conso, slightly heeled off. The main deck at low water is two feet under on one side, and at high-water it is seven feet under. He thinks she will hold together if the weather is fair. The only way to get the cargo out is by divers, and taken her into shoaler water by lifting her. The weather is thick and foggy.
Three mail bags were saved. It is thought but few passengers are lost, except those in the swamped boat. Some of the firemen probably perished. The Bohemian was built in 1859, and was twenty-one hundred and ninety gross tons burthen. On the British register she is classed A No. 1.
From the statement of a passenger who came up in boat No. 5, I learn that Captain B. was standing on the deck at the time of the accident. The steamer passed the buoy and the passengers thought it was the pilot boat ; immediately the steamer struck, the boats were got out safely, with the exception of number 2, which was swamped. No. 5 took aboard all she could hold, including several who jumped into the water to them. Being unable to find a landing place, she was rowed up the harbour. She contained mostly cabin passengers, and some steerage passengers, whose names I did not learn, with the exception of a Mr. Brown. The mails saved were from Glasgow to New York, from Glasgow to California, and one bag of papers for Boston. The Associated Press despatches were not saved.
From James Scott, the second officer, I learn that all the officers were on deck when the steamer struck. It was five minutes past 8 o'clock, and the watch was being changed. The ship struck on a rock and went over. Orders were immediately given to clear away the boats, and soon the ship was headed for shore, but shortly afterwards she sunk in four fathoms of water.
Boat No. 1 under the boatswain's mate made two trips to the shore, saving in the first trip about eighty, and in the second trip about seventy. Boat No. 2 swamped. Boat No. 3, under charge of Mr. Scott, the 2d officer, landed about ninety-four in Broad Cove. Boat No. 4, under charge of the 1st and 3d officers, landed twenty-five on the beach. Boat No. 5, in charge of the 4th officer, brought twenty nine into Portland Harbour. These numbers include the officers and crew of the Bohemian. The whole number of passengers on board was 218, and the number of crew supposed to be 99. It is estimated that the number of saved in all the boats is 298, leaving 19 to be accounted for. The crew were nearly all saved. The names of the officers of the Bohemian are as follows :Robert Borland, master ; Maxwell Frocks, 1st officer ; James Scott, 2d officer ; Wm. Crawford, 3d officer ; John C. Sargent, 4th officer ; William Jenkins, purser ; William McMaster, chief engineer ; Thomas McMaster, 2nd engineer ; Mr. Barber, 3d engineer ; George Gray, 4th engineer.
The lamp-trimmer, Peter Hart, and an engineer's store-keeper, name unknown, are supposed to be drowned. All the remaining officers and crew are safe.
| Captain Borland supposed himself four miles further off than his real position. The haze probably misled him as to the true position of the lights. He had been looking for a pilot and throwing up rockets and blue lights for half an hour, and was going at the rate of a mile and a half an hour when the vessel struck. Half an hour before he got soundings in forty fathoms of water, with a soft bottom.
Our citizens and city authorities are taking measures for the relief of the passengers as they come in from the Cape. All assistance possible was rendered by the people at the Ocean House and residents in the vicinity. The list of passengers is being checked as fast as the survivors of the disaster come in, to ascertain who are among the lost. As the survivors are scattered in all directions, the list is not yet completed.
PORTLAND, FEB. 23 (EVENING).Nothing relative to the passengers can be obtained yet from the check list. Many of the saved have not yet come forward. From reports of passengers I gather the following
LIST OF THE LOST.Ellen O'Connor, aged 23, of Portland ; Pat Purcell, aged 26, his wife 25, his child Eliza B. and an infant of New York ; Patrick Cassidy, aged 25, and James Cassidy, 17, of Brooklyn, New York ; Barbara Canavan, 4 years, of Portland ; Gilbert Manley, 3 years, John Manley, 10, and Richard Annis, 18, all of New York ; Ann Mullan, 18, and John Mullan, 7, of New York ; Benjamin Hallichurch, 23, of New York ; John Kane, 32, of Boston ; John Martin, 2, of Boston ; Honora Walton, of Bostonthis makes seventeen in all ; Mary Hoy, aged 19, is also reported as lost.
Thirty-one have not reported, and five are saved whose names are not on the list, probably being misspelled, and constituting a part of the above thirty-one, thus leaving twenty-six to report. Some may be at the Cape, too ill to come to the city, and some may be distributed about the city, in charitable hands.
A force of men has been engaged this afternoon in stripping the wreck. They have recovered 33 mail bags, as follows :10 for Montreal, 3 for Hamilton, 6 for Toronto, 1 for Quebec, 1 for Kingston, 1 for Detroit, 2 for Boston, and 2 for New York. The mails were all on deck, ready for delivery, and washed about and overboard. The steamer lies in the same position this morning.
Our citizens have already raised for the sufferers over six hundred dollars, and have supplied them with all necessary articles of clothing. The steamship company have fed and housed the passengers, and will forward them to their destination.
This makes the sixth steamship of the same line that has been lost within the last five years, namely :Steamer Indian, wrecked November 21, 1869 [sic] ; steamer Hungarian, wrecked Feb. 19, 1860 ; steamer North Briton, wrecked Nov. 5, 1861 ; steamer Anglo Saxon, wrecked April 27, 1863 ; steamer Norwegian, wrecked June 17, 1863 ; steamer Bohemian, wrecked Feb. 22, 1864.
| QUEENSTOWN, SUNDAY NIGHT.The Montreal Ocean Steamship company's s.s. North American, from Portland on the 20th ult. passed this harbour at 11 p.m., bound for Liverpool.|
THE DERRY LINE
|THE North American, which was due at Derry about Tuesday last, called off the harbour, about 10 o'clock last night. The agents, Messrs. SCOTT, Queenstown, had been telegraphed by the captain from Crookhaven, and had the Brunel tender in readiness outside the harbour. The mails and some passengers were landed, and the former were sent this morning by special train, along with those of the China. The violent gales from the north-east, encountered by the City of Washington, had driven the North America [sic] out of her course, and compelled her to touch at this harbour, instead of going north about, and calling at Derry, as usual.|
| SOUTHAMPTON THURSDAY.It is rumoured in Southampton to-day, and the report comes from an undoubted source, that Government have resolved, as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made, that all foreign mails at present shipped and landed here shall be despatched and landed at Falmouth. The alteration will no doubt have a serious effect upon the commercial prosperity of the town, although it does not follow as a matter of course the vessels will take their stations at Falmouth ; they will simply touch there, embark and disembark the mails and passengers, and take in fresh provisions if necessary. It is thought by those well informed in the matter the new arrangements will come into effect at midsummer.|
| MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE.A marriage has been arranged to take place between Mr. Cutebert Larking, 15th Hussars, eldest son of John Wingfield Larking, Esq., of the Firs, Kent, and the Lady Adela Hare, daughter of the Countess and sister of the present Earl of Listowel.|
| THE OPPOSITION.A change of Ministry is at any time [a] very serious thing, and with so many clouds hanging over both the New and the Old World, a change of Ministry, would be more serious than usual. In this particular department of foreign affairs the Conservatives happen to be especially weak. They would have to face either the glaring incompetence of Lord Malmesbury or the deep distrust of the character of Mr. Disraeli which prevails, not only in Parliament and in the country, but in the Conservative party itself. Nor is it to be denied that, however convinced Lord Derby may be of the necessity of maintaining our present neutral attitude, there would be a general feeling that war would come more easily if a Conservative Government were in office, and that the very apprehension of war is itself an evil.Saturday Review.|
| MR. JUSTICE SHEE.As some interest has been manifested in Liverpool in the question whether Mr. Justice Shee, the new judge, will attend divine service at St. Peter's Church or at a Catholic chapel (he being a Roman Catholic), we may state that on Saturday last the learned judge went to the Catholic chapel at Durham, while Mr. Justice Willes, his judicial colleague on the circuit, went to the Cathedral.Liverpool Mercury.|
DEATH OF CHARLES BIANCONI, ESQ., JUN.
| We deeply regret to announce the death of Charles Bianconi, Esq., jun., only son of Charles Bianconi, Esq., D.L., of Longfield Park, county of Tipperary. This young gentleman, who had been for a very long time suffering from a severe illness, had reached his thirty-fourth year of age, and he was esteemed by those who knew him for his kindness of heart and amiability of disposition. He died on Wednesday morning at Holyhead, on his way to London. His remains will be conveyed for interment to the mortuary church of the family at Boherhalan.Limerick Reporter.|
| THE WEST BROMWICH BOILER EXPLOSION.There is one more name to be added to the list of deaths caused by the explosion at West Bromwich, namely, Jacob Hughes, 63, who has left a widow and a grown-up family. He died at his own residence from the injuries he had received, a brick having fallen on his head while in the new works. On Thursday evening Mr. Hooper, the district coroner, opened an inquiry at the Nag's Head Inn, Church-lane, concerning the ten deaths. After the jury had been sworn they proceeded to inspect the premises, where they remained for nearly an hour. The bodies having been identified, the coroner said he had engaged an eminent engineer, who would examine the machinery, and lay before them his report at the adjourned inquiry on the 16th inst. to be held at the Dartmouth Hotel, West Bromwich.|
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER
|March, 6th, 1864. |
| DEAR SIR,In a note in your last issue you state that Mr. Orpen's solicitor had called on you in reference to a paragraph published by you touching Mr. Orpen's conduct as a landlord, and that the gentleman stated to you that the sums paid were incorrectly set down at £73 and £100 instead of £75 and £80. I beg to assure you, sir, the gentleman has misinformed you in both instances. In the firstthat of the Kellehers of Drishambythe receipt handed over to them by Mr. Orpen's solicitor was for £73, with perhaps a few more shillings, which sum was to be allowed in their rent. If the gentleman questions this again, the document itself or a voucher from a gentleman who saw and read it will be forwarded to your office. In the second instancethat of James Dennehy and of his wife, Peg Nowlan, both well known to Mr. Orpen and his solicitorMr. Orpen's solicitor sent to a gentleman residing near Millstreet two documents for the plaintiffs, one being a cheque for £75, the other a receipt for the ensuing or past gales, than which no better advice could be given Mr. Orpen by whom the original paragraph was|