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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Saint John, 1847

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The following is taken from the Saint John, NB, Morning News, published Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. You will find that the editor of this paper had a sense of humor. This is the first paper I have seen which used the terms, "The Alter" and "The Tomb" for the Marriages and Deaths. Occasionaly, you will see items taken from the weekly, New Brunswick Courier and ship arrivals from this paper that differ from the Morning News are marked with an asterisk (*). Starting on July 3, 1847, the Courier printed the list of the dead at the Quarantine Station, Partridge Island.

Friday, April 2, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, April 2, 1847
Thurs Shr Charlotte Hennebery 16 days Halifax   G. & J. Salter - sugar, butter, &c.
Mar 31 Schr Lark Cann    Yarmouth   assorted cargo
  Touched at Paits, Sept. 16th, whaleship Athol, coffin, of St. John, with 400 brls. sperm.

Arrived at Matanzas on the 28th Feb, the Captain and crew of the brig Nancy, of Halifax, in the long boat having been wrecked on the reef at key Britton-vessel in ballast total loss.

At Norfolk on the 22d, barque Mary Seaton, London; and Huron Liverpool.

In Hampton Roads-ship Devon, from Liverpool, bound to Baltimore.

Bark Sarah E. Snow, John Classon, Jr., from New York, Jan. 1st. For Galway, [before reported lost near Blacksod Bay] while lying to in a gale 24th, was struck by a tremendous sea which hove her on her beam ends; the masts went over board, when she righted. The Captain was drowned in the cabin and all the hands washed overboard, except the mate, who was saved on the 25th by a boat that saw the vessel drifting on the Bellmullett. The bark struck the rocks and immediately went to pieces-cargo and vessel a total loss. The Sarah E. Snow was a fine vessel belonging to Blue Hill, Ma? on her first voyage.

Monday, April 5, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, April 5, 1847
Fri ship Britannia Simpson 36 days Hull   Passed a large quantity of ice on the Banks of Newfoundland. Ships Waterloo and Deina sailed in company with the B. for this port.
Sat str. Saxe Gotha Price   Eastport  passengers  
  Brig Caledonia Preston 40 days Matauzona   N.S. Demill
Mar 31 Brigt Ida McMurtry   Philadelphia    
Apr 1 ship Diadem Frost   New York   plaster
  brig Corin? McMann   Philadelphia    
  schr Roanoke Knight   Eastport   Master - corn
  Ar. At Philadelphia, March 25th brig Kathleen, hence,; schr Democrat, Yarmouth.

At Baltimore, on the 25th barque St. Clair from Cork.

At New Orleans, on the 16th, ship Wm. Penn, from Liverpool

At Savannah, 20th ship Charlotte, Dublin, and ordered to New York

Wednesday, April 7, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, April 7, 1847
Sun Ship Leamahagow Drake 68 days Liverpool   Flewelling & Reading, salt and coals
  Schr. Splendid Bingey   Halifax   sugar and butter
Apr 3 Barque Ann Hall Frye   London   timber and deals, &c.
  Arrived at Boston, March 29, Schr Louisa, Willard Sharp, St. John, N.B.; 31st schr Eleanor Jane, McCarthy, ditto

Arrived at New York on the 20th ult., ship Devon, Betts, from Liverpool. On the 26th, the D. came to anchor in the Delaware, and at 10 o'clock, in the late gale, had to slip both anchors and chains, and put to sea; lay to under bare poles. She had a Philadelphia pilot on board, and put in to New York to refit. Left in the Delaware, ship John Fielden.

Arrived at New Orleans, 21st, Uas, Mack, Liverpool

At Mobile, 21st, ship British American, Miles, Liverpool

Arrival of Troops.
The Transport ship Herdfordshire, Capt. Richardson, arrived yesterday in 16 days from Barbadoes, having on board the Service Battalion of the 23d Royal Welsh Fusileers. The H. arrived at Barbadoes on the 20th of February with the 88th Regt., from Gibraltar.-[Halifax Post]

Evading a Law.
It is said that no law can be framed that a Yankee cannot avoid, and an instance of the fact is given in a Maine paper. The Legislature of that State passed a law recently requiring that the composition and the proportion of each article of the composition of every patent medicine offered for sale, shall be printed on a label and pasted on the package, &c., of each article in the compound translated into Chinese, and in that language the required labels are printed. He thus complies with the letter of the act-because the law does not define the language of the labels.

The Flood Tide of Emigration.
Within the next twelve months, there will be a greater flood of emigrants than we have ever had before in the same space of time. In Germany, we learn that the most extensive arrangements have been made, and thousands and tens of thousands, will embark early in the spring; many of whom are no doubt, now on their way. Whole villages of people have made up their minds to turn their backs on the land of their fathers, and seek new homes in our country. The people of Holland, too, are determined to emigrate in large numbers. Hitherto but comparatively few Hollanders have left their country;-but it appears that the dire necessity which compels the Germans and other European people to bid adieu to the home of their childhood, and all its pleasing associations, has had the same influence on them. The British Press states that there will be a complete outpouring from Ireland. The Chronicle says that the ports are already crowded with persons about to emigrant; "but unfortunately they are those whose loss will be severely felt, as they possess pecuniary means, and are not destitute." So great was the demand for ship accommodation at the last dates, that in Liverpool the price of steerage passages to New York had risen from three pounds to four guiness. The Germans and Hollanders, who are coming here in large bodies, have purchased lands in the Western States and Territories, to which they will proceed immediately after their arrival.-We are informed that the Hollanders have purchased an immense tract of land in Ohio, in the neighbourhood of Maumee, all wild, and that they have employed agents here to guide and direct them when they arrive. The Irish will come as they always have done, by single families. Of these, there will be many substantial, sound farmers, who have for years cultivated a small patch of five or ten acres of land, and been able to save a little from their industry, after providing for their families. The unfortunate condition of things in their native land, and the want of confidence in the potato as an article of food hereafter, have compelled them to muster all they had in the world, and invest it in our happy land.-Boston Mail.

Friday, April 9, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
 Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, April 9, 1847

Wednesday, April 14, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, April 14, 1847
Fri Barque Prince Regent Chamber? 36 days Hull   S. Wiggins & Son
  Venerable Martin 36 days Hull   John Robertson - coals
  Brig Camilla Richey 1 day Yarmouth   C.M."Lauchlan
Sat. Ship Coronation Hume 36 days Liverpool   John Robertson, salt and coals
  Barque Exporter Robertson 35 days Leith   coals
  Henry Porcher Ewing 67 days Gangemouth   coals
  Alfred Hutton 70 days Alloa   coals
  Brigantine Armagh Raymond 3 days Boston   Hanford & Sweet, assorted cargo
  Schr Louisa Willard Sharp 2 days Boston   Master, assorted cargo
Apr 9 Schr Caledonia Preston   St. Stephens   molasses
  Lark Cann   Yarmouth   assorted cargo
Apr 10 Steamer Unicorn Chisholm   Halifax   James Whitney, tea, lime, &c.
  Marriage Extraordinary.
But not in heaven, neither on the earth, but on board the America, hence to New Orleans, in lat 48, 29' north, and lon 17, 34' west. Wind fresh on the starboard quarter, under full sail at the rate of ten and a half knots an hour. At the conclusion of the afternoon service on Sunday, the 24th ult., Mr Joseph Cain, son of the late Mr. James Cain, formerly of the Nunnery Mills, near this town, to Miss Elizabeth Whittaker. The ceremony was performed by Elder John Taylor. The dear creatures were so sick that they were unable to hold each other's hands, and the whole party so squeamish that they could not partake of the wedding dinner. Indeed every one was in a sad mess-[Mona's Herald.]

Mortality among Seamen.
The New York Courier and Enquirer states on the authority of a sermon by Dr. Vinton that, from tables accurately and carefully compiled, it is ascertained that eleven-sixteenths of those who follow the sea, die by shipwreck. The average of deaths annually among this much neglected class is eighteen thousand, and in one Winter alone twenty-five hundred perished by shipwreck on the coast of New England.

The following appears in the London Economist of December 19:
Last evening I met, at dinner, a Roman Catholic priest, a Doctor Smith, from Connemara, County Galway, who related the following conversation he had with that extraordinary man, Cobbett, in 1826. While speaking of Ireland, Cobbett said that the dirty weed, alluding to the Potato, would be the curse of Ireland. "How so?" replied Dr. Smith, "what must the people do without it; they live upon it. They have had it in cultivation 183 years." Cobbett answered "they must go back to the same food they were accustomed to live upon previously to the general cultivation of the dirty weed; and that is to grain; as wheat, oats, rye, &c. You have eight millions of souls in Ireland, and four millions of acres of uncultivated ground. This ground must be drained , and brought into cultivation, and you must again grow wheat, oats, rye, &c. The potato will not last more than twenty years, when it will work itself out, and then you will see to what a state Ireland will be reduced. You must return to grain crops; and Ireland, instead of being the most degraded, will become on of the finest countries in the world You may live to see my words prove true, but I never shall."

The Horse shares the fate of man. Provender is growing scarce, oats are too precious for horses when selling at 20d. a stone, and hay is insufficient to prolong life where the animals are overworked on the public roads. Hence, a great mortality among the horses. Fourteen died of starvation in the parish of Lismore, county Waterford, in one week.-[Irish paper]

Growth of New York.
From the 1st of January, 1846, to the same time 1847, there have been built in different parts of New York 1932 houses or new edifices. The preceding year the number was 1980. The year 1846 has then given to New York 48 houses less than the year before, but the record is still considerable enough to deserve to be cited.

Disasters by the Gale
Capt. Matthews of the sloop James Nelson, from Yarmouth, reports fifteen vessels, coasters, went ashore on the South side of Cape Cod, during the gale on Friday night.-[New Bedford Mercury.]

Spoken, 25th March, lat 30 46, lon 79 25, ship Favorite, of St. John, from Dublin, for Savannah.

Spoken, March 11th, in lat 42 30, lon 34 brig Ruby, 11 days from Glasgow, for New York had lost foremast, &c.

The Ship Zenobia, at New York, passed March 24th lat 48 lon 55 30, brigantine Emerald, of Halifax, standing to the northward.

Schr. Vine, Henry, 17 days from St. Vincent, for this port, put into Halifax on the 4th inst.

Brigt Wa??bman, Roberts, of this port, from New York, for Belfast, (Ireland) with a cargo of corn, put back on the 18th ult-leaky.

Ship Devon, Botts, of this port, put into New York on the 29th ult. For anchors, &c. On the 26th she came to anchor in the Delaware, with a Philadelphia pilot on board and at 10 P.M. had to slip both anchors and chains, and put to sea-lay to during the night under bare poles.

Arrived-at Boston, 31st ult. Schr. Eleanor Jane, McCarthy, St. John; April 2d, Meridian, Kavanagh, do; 4th brig Belle of Maitland, Seeley, do-At New York, 30th March, ship Charlotte, Campbell, Dublin, via Savannah; April 2d, Colonist, Sinnot, Liverpool-At Philadelphia, March 29th, ship John Fielden, Strang, Liverpool, via Savannah; 30th, schr Robert Johnston, St. John; 31st, barque Odessa, Laverty, Dublin; April 1st, barque Princess, Newton, St. John, via New York, (lost both anchors in the Delaware during the gale of the 26th and was ?????????

Wednesday, April 14, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, April 14, 1847
Mon Ship Chester Maxwell 23 days Liverpool   merchandise
  California Lawson 26 days Liverpool   merchandise
  Ship General Graham White   Alloa   R. Raskin & Co., coals
  Bark Edina Yale   Hull   James Kirk
  Brig Camilla Ritchie   Yarmouth   C. McLauchlan, do
Tues Barque Falcon Whytcombe 45 days Limerick   John Robertson
On the 21st March, fell in with the wreck of the brig Demerest, Capt. Bourke, from Sligo, for New York, in a sinking state, having on the morning of the 19th, at 2 A.M. in lat 42 57, lon 39 30, W. while under close reefed topsails, during a sudden hurricane, been hove upon her beam ends, the mainmast going by the board and carrying away the pumps and the foremast, breaking in three pieces below the deck-the stern-post also being started and the vessel leaking fast. About noon on the 19th got clear of the wreck of the masts, which which until that time had been striking the vessel very heavily, so as to cause her to make a great quantity of water-rigged the jibboom for a jury mast, but finding the vessel unmanageable and in a sinking state, the rudder being adrift, the Master and Crew resolved to abandon her, and with the passengers, in all 23 in number, were taken on board the Falcon, and brought to this port-The Demerest spoke on the 9h March, ship Oregon, from Liverpool, for Baltimore, with loss of topmasts-out 15 days-wished to be reported.
  Arrived at Liverpool, March 12, ship Howard, Smith, from St. John, N.B.

Liverpool, March 16-Emigrant, Hill, from St. John; Leedine?, Wilson, do; John Walker, Tobia, do; 17th - Eliza Caroline, do.

Arrived at Bristol, March 12-Chieftain, Walker, and Caroline, Ward, from St. John.

Gloucester, March 10-Elizabeth, Boliehouse?, sailed for St. John.

Cleared at Liverpool, March 11, Harmony, Jameson, Staten Island-Sld. Elizabeth Grimmer, Grant, St. Andrews.

Entered for Loading at Liverpool, Prompt, Irving, St. John.

Passengers in the ship California, from Liverpool, arrived Monday-Two Misses Gilchrist, Thomas Gilchrist, Alexander Gilchrist, William Thomson, Mr. Beard, Mr. McGee, Mr. Kilpatrick, James Smellie, Thomas Hanford, Mr. Bridge.

The Old Burying Ground.
We have repeatedly called attention to the state of the Old Burial Ground. We see that the Grand Jury's Presentment to the Court of Quarter Sessions, a couple of weeks since, recommends that it be closed and trees planted in it.-We sincerely trust that this recommendation will not be lost sight of by the Common council. The ground at present is any thing but creditable to the City-at a very reasonable cost, it could be walled in, filled up with earth, and trees planted, rendering the spot not only pleasing to the view, but ornamental to the City.

On Tuesday and Wednesday last no more than 27 vessels arrived at Cork harbour with corn and bread stuffs.

There were no less than 27 loads of potatoes in the Cork market for sale on Wednesday, the quality of which was reported sound. Sold at 1s 6d per weight.

A ship of 450 tons was launched at Cork on Tuesday last, intended as one of a ??? of ships to run to and from New York.

In five nights last week the fish taken by the fishermen of Dangarvon realised 8? besides affording the men and their families a wholesome abundance of food.

The Dublin Pilot announces that large orders for rye meal, both on Government and merchants' account, have been executed in the Russian ports of the Baltic, and now only await the breaking up of the ice for the vessels to come to England.

Gloomy accounts continue to be received from France, where recent snow storms and sharp frosts have added to the general discontent of the people, at the high ?? still enhancing prices of food.

The London papers announce the death of Mr. Bradshaw, M.P. for Canterbury.

Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, April 16, 1847
Wed Ship Great Britain Johnston 25 days Greenock   John R`obertson, gen. cargo
  Brigt. F.L. Vail Rodney 11 days Willington   Hanford & Sweet, pitch, tar, &c.
  Schr. L. O'C. Doyle 17 days Matanzas   molasses
Thurs Joseph Howe Scott 3 days Boston   Allison & Spurr, ass'd cargo
  Lost overboard, from bark Galileo, Feb. 11, on the passage from Glasgow to Boston, Jas. Quigley, seaman, of Nova Scotia.

The late storm extended to Canada-Much damage was done near Quebec. Many sheep perished in the snow at Burlington, Vermont. In Western New York, in Tompkins county, the snow drifts were ten feet deep, the average depth being two feet.

Relief for Ireland.
The cargo of the barque Tartar which cleared at Boston on Wednesday, for Cork, Ireland, consists of 408 barrels, 1 half ditto, 8 tierces, 1 bag beans; 400 brls. bread; 60 bags, 1 brl. barley; 1 do. beef; 681 do., 1953 bags corn; 9 barrels, 28 cases of clothing; 50 barrels flour; 2353 do.; 1 half do. meal; 1 brl. oats; 251 ditto pork; 1 tierce peas; 47 barrels, 1 tierce, 2 bags rye; 1 bag wheat; 100 tierces rice. The cargo is valued at $23,308 24s.

A Lingering Fire.
On removing, yesterday, some of the ruins of the great fire in July, 1845, in Broadway, opposite Morris street, the fire beneath was found still alive.-[New York Commercial, 17th ult.]

Later from England.
By a letter received in town from a gentleman in Eastport, we learn that Liverpool dates to the 20th of March, have been received at Boston.-Flour and Corn had slightly declined, a million and a half dollars were to be shipped by the next Steamer,-there was a prospect of money matters being tighter. 700,000 people are employed by the Government in Ireland-still starvation continues.-[St. Andrew's Standard.]

A Magazine Blown Up.
Seldom has the blowing up of a powder Magazine been recorded as a harmless incident, yet one occurred, of such a character, last Wednesday afternoon, in this city. The removal of the old Magazine at Fort George being requisite, the work of pulling it down by hand would have been laborious and expensive, as the walls were seven feet in thickness. By the aid of science, however, the object was easily and expeditiously accomplished. The building was first undermined, and a train of powder laid; fire was applied by a galvanic battery, and in an instant the massy walls shook and crumbled into ruins, the roof disjointed, sprawling alongside on the ground. Scarcely a sound, besides the crash, was made by the explosion. Capt. Burmester, R.E., directed the operation.-[Halifax Recorder]

Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, April 19, 1847
Fri Bark Liverpool Mackay 49 days Grangemouth   John Robertson, coals
  Ship Waterloo Knight 30 days Hull   S. Wiggins & Son
  Lord Sidmouth Dow 25 days Glasgow   S. Wiggins & Son
  Schooner Meridian Kavanagh 2 days Boston   Master, assorted cargo
Sun A ship and Barque in the Offing
Apr 16 Brig Racer Power   Newport   deals
  Arrived at Philadelphia, April 12-Brig Corfu, and schr. Ida, St. John.

Cleared, on the 11th, brig Cathleen, for Cork, and schr. Relief, for this port.

Cleared at Charleston, April 6-ship Thetis, Liverpool.

Cleared at Mobile, April 5,-Commodore, Pritchard, Liverpool.

Arrived at Boston on the 9th, Brig Widow, Gorum, Glasgow. Reports experienced a succession of gales, losing sails, rigging, part of bulwarks, &c. 17th and 18th ult., lat. 45 42, lon. 38, was obliged to throw overboard part of cargo-pig iron and bricks.

The ship Belvider, at New York from Leith, on the 24th March, lat. 40 28, lon. 47 10, spoke ship Spartan, from new York for Liverpool.

The brig Actor, at New York from Glasgow, spoke, on the 16th March, lat. 49 49, lon. 37 40, bark Alpha, from St. John; was lying by the British brig Concordia, dismasted, getting up jury masts.

Glasgow, March 14.-Arrived, brig Conservative, Ferran, from St. John, N.B. Throughout the most part of the passage, experienced a continuance of heavy gales, principally form the southward. On the 18th ult., while lying-to in a heavy S.S.E. gale, carried away maintopsail yard in the slings-doing a great deal more injury. On the 25th ult., whilst scudding under close reefed foretopsail, in a very heavy N.W. Gale, broached-to, splitting foretopsail (the second sail split that day), had, consequently, to heave to; at 2 A.M. same day, shipped a most tremendous sea, which started boats, galley, and every thing about the deck, and stove in all the water casks on deck (consequently had to go on allance), washed away binnacle, cabin sky light, nearly filled the cabin with water, and did considerable other damage.

In Buffalo one year ago, the first of the present month, peach trees were in blossom-Now they have a coat of snow, and the ground is frozen to the depth of fifteen inches.

Employment for Labour.
Commend us to Sir Allan N. MacNab for a good idea. The distress existing in Scotland and Ireland has suggested to him a plan by which a remedy may be applied, and the various railroads in Canada completed. This plan is developed in a petition to the Queen, signed by Sir Allan and the other managers of the Great Western Railroad company, the more important portions of which we copy-

"In the opinion of your Memoralists, this Company can employ 10,000 labouring men upon the construction of the Road, and for the purpose of providing relief to the fullest extent, your Memoralists would humbly suggest that the intended labourers should be selected out of those who have small families, by which means an emigration for this Company alone might be created to the extent of 50,000; if the same scale be applied to other Railway companies, your Memoralists are of opinion that this emigration may be increased to the extent of at least 250,000.-...

Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, April 24?, 1847
Mon Barque George Leeper 31 days Hull   John Robertson
  Sovereign Holland 42 days Hull   John Robertson
  Schr. Dolphin Holder 3 days New York   Master, ass'd cargo
  Martha Brae Martin 8 days Halifax   sugar & butter
  Relief Johnston   Philadelphia   L.H. Waterhouse, flour and meal
  Vine Kenney   Novia   C. McLauchlan, sugar and molasses
Tues Queen Pomare Till 42 days Greenock   Parks & Hegan
  Ar. At Philadelphia, on the 12th instant, ships Sir H. Pottinger, Glasgow; Provincialie, Londonderry. 13th ship Devon from New York.

As many as twenty-four large iron steam ships are now building on the Clyde. One of them, the "Simoon" war ship, 800 horse power, is nearly as large as the Great Britain.

Humanity of Louis Philippe.
Lord John Bentinck mentioned in the House of Commons, on the 22nd February a fact highly to the credit of the present King of France and his Ministers-that, while 25,000 persons had been allowed to perish by starvation in Ireland, notwithstanding the warnings received by Lord John Russell as to a defective harvest in Europe, M. Guizot and his colleagues had bought, in time, not less than two millions of quarters (eighteen millions of bushels) of grain, and it was so managed that not a man, woman or child had died in France of starvation. Several journals, quoted in the Nation, estimate the deaths in Ireland from absolute want at 50,000, and is stated that such is the police report of the constabulary office in Dublin.

Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, April 23, 1847
Wed Brig Belle of Maitland Seelye  2 days Boston   J. & T. Robinson, assorted cargo
  Bark Independent Atkins   Velarices (Spain)   order
  Arrived at New York, 16th, schr. John Boyston, Newry; ships Malabar, Cork; Courtenay, Liverpool; Defence, do; 17th, bark Albion, Galway; brigs Southesk, Belfast; William do; Rose, New Ross.

Cleared at New York on the 17th, brig Egremont, Belfast.

Cleared at Savannah, 13th, bark Caledonia, Liverpool.

Spoken, on the 31st ult., lat. 39 45, lon. 54 06, bark Sarah, of Yarmouth, 7 days from New York for Liverpool.

The schr. Isabella Ann, from Newfoundland for Halifax, was cast away on goose Island as the 3d inst.

The British brig Glide, cleared at the Castom House, Boston, for Ireland, with 6641 bushels corn.

The ship Columbia arrived at Boston on Thursday, from Liverpool, with 232 steerage passengers. Eight died on the passage.

Relief for Scotland.
The ship Morea, in the employ of the Relief Committee, cleared at Boston, for Glasgow, Scotland, with the following cargo: 412 barrels, 1 tierce, 202 bags beans; 450 barrels bread; 207 do; 10 bags corn; 2 boxes clothing; 564 bags, 1926 barrels meal; 44 boxes, 100 barrels, 1 bag oats; 3 bags peas; 250 barrels pork; 100 tierces rice. The vale of the above is about $21,500.

Later from Mexico.
Later accounts have been received at New York from the Seat of War. Another battle was fought at Puebla on the 31st January, by which the Mexicans were again defeated. Santa Anna had reached Mexico and quelled the rebellion-afterwards he was proclaimed President. He'll only enjoy that honour until the Americans arrive at the Capital. Then his office is gone.

A Flour Dealer's Dream.
Referring to the news by the Hibernia, which caused the flour dealers to wear very happy faces on Sunday, the Boston Mail relates an anecdote of one of them whose happiness had resolved itself into a quiet snooze while at church. The minister was descanting upon the unsatisfying character of sublunary things. "What is the price of all early happiness?" he asked, in a rather animated tone. "Forty-two shillings per barrel!" replied the flour dealer, whose mind was awake to prices, if nothing else.

Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, April 26, 1847
Fri Steamer Herald Brown   Eastport   Jas. Whitney, passengers and merchandise
  Ship Britannia Colthart 28 days London   John Wishart, merchandise
Apr 21 Schr Eleanor Jane McCarthy   Boston   Jas. R. Crane, scantling
  Cleared at New York, April 16th, ship Queen, for Liverpool.

At Philadelphia, 16th, Odessa, for Dublin.

Arrived at Norfolk, 13th, ship Bethel, London.

At Alexandria, 14th, Favourite, from Liverpool.

The bark Yarmouth, Cook, of St. John, N.B., in ballast, from Dublin, bound to Philadelphia, was stranded on Berlin Beach early on the morning of the 18th inst. Up to the latest advices the Y. was perfectly tight, and it was supposed would be got off without much injury-[Phil. Paper.]

The Mail for England, to meet the sailing of the Steamer Cambria from Halifax on the 3d of May, will be closed at the General Post Office in this City on Wednesday next, the 28th inst. At three o'clock in the afternoon.

Health of Towns.
Lord Morpeth has introduced an important bill into parliament, which proposes to establish a Board in London for promoting the health of towns, and regulating all measures bearing upon that object. The bill proposes to secure for the poorer classes in the great communities, the advantages of improved air, light, and water. The details of the measure are voluminous; like the Poor Law Bill, its working will be entrusted to the local authorities on the spot, subject to the supervision of the head body in London.

Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, April 28, 1847
Sun Brig Sandwich Abrams 8 days Halifax   J. Whitney
  Brigt. Belle Cosgrove 7 days New York   L.H. Waterhouse, ass'd cargo
  Schr. Sachem Jordan 8 days Philadelphia   J & B Reed
Mon Ship Nova Scotia Ryerson 1 day Liverpool' via Yarmouth   C. McLauchlan
  Java Allan 150 days Sandwich Islands   Mechanics' Whale Fishing Company, oil and bone
  Barque Forager Spendglove  N.S. Londonderry    S. Wiggins & Son
  Brig Czar Moore 42 days Dundee   cordage
  Sarah Cann 3 days Boston   C. McLauchlan, ass'd cargo
  Schr. Charlotte Henneberry 2 days Halifax   J.& G. Salter, sugar, wine and butter. The C. has been absent only 14 days.
  Schr. Yarmouth Packet Clements 16 days Tortalls   C. McLauchlan
Tues Brig Staindrop Hammond   Sunderland   S. Wiggins & Son, coals
Apr 24 Schr. Meridian Kavanagh   Boston   iron
  Dreadful Distress in Switzerland.
A Physician, writing from Schull, in the Canton of the Grisons, on the 28th February, says-"The parish of Schull is one vast charnel-house. A very frightful mortality reigns here. Each day from forty to forty-five dead bodies are interred. There is scarce an humble dwelling in the Canton, into which fever, dysentery or death have not entered. Graves cannot be prepared in sufficient numbers, and the bodies are so hastily interred, that the dogs scraping off the dirt, draw them out, and fatten on their flesh. The feebleness of the inhabitants prevents them from digging deeper.

The master of a public school, who had a year since, a hundred and forty scholars, now has not one. Half are dead, the rest incapable of raising themselves. The master, to support his family, is working on the roads."-[Jour. Of Com.]

Whilst a regiment of volunteers were marching through Camargo, a Captain, (a strict disciplinarian,) observing that one of the drums did not beat, ordered a lieutenant to enquire the reason. The fellow on being interrogated, whispered the lieutenant, "I have two ducks and a turkey in my drum, and the turkey is for the captain." This being whispered tot he captain, he exclaimed, "Why didn't the drummer say he was lame? I do not want men to do their duty when they are not able."

Beautiful Extract.
At the recent meeting in New Orleans for the relief of the Irish sufferers, the Hon. S.S. Prentiss made a speech, from which we take the following beautiful extract: "There lies upon the other side of the wide Atlantic, a beautiful island, famous in story and in song. Its area is not so great as that of the State of Louisiana, while its population is almost half that of the Union. It has given to the world more than it share of genius and of greatness. It has been prolific in statesmen, warriors and poets. Its brave and generous sons have fought successfully all battles but their own. In wit and humor it has no equal; while its harp, like its history, moves to tears by its sweet but melancholy pathos. In this fair region God has seen fit to send the most terrible of all those fearful ministers who fulfil his inscrutable decrees. The earth has failed to give her increase.; the common mother has forgotten her offspring, and her breast no longer affords them their accustomed nourishment. Famine, gaunt and ghastly famine, has seized a nation with its strangling grasp; and unhappy Ireland in the sad owes of the present, forgets for a moment the gloomy history of the past."

A Famishing Community.
At Galway, Ireland, strong forces were employed to keep the famishing multitude in order. A Yankee captain who took out a cargo of corn, says, while taking it from the ship the poor followed the drays in hundreds, picking up and eating the odd grains of raw corn that fell on the pavement.

The bark Stirling, 557 tons, Captain May, of and for London, has arrived at Plymouth in a leaky state, in 147 days from manilla, with sugar, hemp, and hides. One hand, Henry Lentlop, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, died on the 31st of October, of Dysentery. On the 3rd ult., one of the crew became sick with a liver complaint, when scurvy supervened. This disease subsequently attacked several of the men, and on arriving here, out of a complement of 17 hands altogether, eight were brought ashore in a disabled state. It has been observed that the scurvy seldom prevails on board the East India merchants vessels belonging to the Netherlands, the crew of which consume more beans and other vegetables, and less salt junk than the crews of English merchant vessels.

Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, April 30, 1847
Wed Barque Susan Haley 55 days London   Adams & Ketchum
  Ship Maranham Jameson 57 days London   general cargo
  Brig Albion Leslie 4 days Halifax   fustic, ale, &c.
  Schr. Emily Wood 8 days Philadelphia   T. Leavitt
Thurs Schr Swift Smith   Halifax   F.R. Starr, sugar
Apr 27 Schr Relief Johnston   Philadelphia   gypsum
  L. O'Connor Doyle Frost   Philadelphia   gypsum
  Arrived at New York, April 22d, brig James Hay, Leavitt, from Sierra Leone, Africa.

Cleared at new York, April 24-Ship Belmont, Grant, Liverpool.

Philadelphia, April 22-Arrived, Londonderry, Hattrick, from Londonderry.

Delaware Breakwater, April 19-The brig Watchman, from St. John, N.B., came in last night and proceeded up.

Savannah, April 16.-Cleared, ship Yeoman, Purden, Liverpool. Sailed, ship Alexander, Edmond, for St. John.

New Orleans, April 16th-Cleared, ship Charles Chaloner, Liverpool.

The Schr. Pilgrim, arrived at Alexandria, from Salem, reports, on Friday evening, 10 inst. At about 7 o'clock, off the Wolf Trap, a ship bound up the bay, run into a schooner, loaded with pig iron; the schooner immediately sunk, and all hands perished except the captain, who was taken off, and is bound up to that port on board of a schooner. Capt. Rich reports that there were several lady passengers on board, all of whom perished. He does not report the name of the ship or schooner, not having inquired what the names were.-New York Herald.

Brig Loyalist, of Halifax, Lyle, master, which sailed from New York about the 1st February, for St. John's, N.F., arrived at St. Thomas on the 10th of March, leaky; was discharged, and on the dock repairing; would sail in a few days for her port of destination; was getting some new sails and rigging.-Cargo damaged.

Brig Tusket, Stowe, from Dublin, at Norfolk. On the 14th ult. Lat 38 43, long 35 21, Charles Pike, Seaman, of St. John, N.B., was knocked overboard by the main trysail sheet, while in the act of wearing ship, and drowned. On Sunday morning last, off Cape Henry, during a severe blow, touched bottom and knocked the rudder off, broke rudder pintals and irons, and caused the brig to spring a leak; has five feet water in the hold.

A letter dated Berlin, Md., 20th inst. states that the barque Yarmouth, (before reported ashore off that place) hails from Yarmouth, N.S., and belongs to Mr. Moody. The barque had worked over the outer bar, and is near the beach. As yet is in good order and uninjured, and making no water. The captain wishes to contract to get her off immediately. She is a new vessel, on her first voyage, of 100 tons, burthen, and is about 30 miles South of the Capes of the Delaware.

The New York Tribune says "it is estimated by one of the most intelligent of the London journals, that from Ireland alone there will be an emigration to this Continent of from 200,000 to 300,000 of her people during the present calendar year.

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