Shipping Related Events of 1862 From The Times
Wednesday, January 29, 1862
Passengers From India and China.--
The following is a list of passengers by the Peninsular and oriental Company's steamship Pera,
Captain T. Jamieson, which left Malta at 8 p.m. on the 22d inst., with the Calcutta and China
mails, and is expected at Southampton on Friday or Saturday:-From Penang.-Mrs. Digman. From
Hong-kong.-Mr. T. Howell, Captain Daubeny, Mr. T. Joy (third engineer of the steamship
Grenada), Lieut.-Col. Mann, C.B., R.E. From Calcutta.-Major Platt, Mr. and Mrs. Oatts and
two children, Mrs. Stainforth, Mrs. Morgan, Lieutenant Cumming, Captain Brereton, Mr.
M'Carson (chief engineer of the steamship Norna), Lieutenant Forbes, Mr. Bertie, Mrs.
Reynolds, Mr. J.B. Chapman (3d officer of the steamship Candia), Mr. G.S. Cook (4th officer of
the steamship Malta). From Madras.-Major Jackson, Mr. Jackson, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Rystrom,
Mr. Shaw. From Ceylon.-Mr. And Mrs. Hoen, Mr. and Mrs. Harper, infant, and European
servant; two Misses Watson, Mrs. Tucker, and European female servant.
Thursday, January 30, 1862
The Nepisiquit, 340 tons, Captain Robert W. Sterry, belonging to Mr. Henry John Hall, of
London, sailed from Gravesend for Natal on the 25th inst., with the following emigrants on board,
viz., 20 married couples, 27 single men, 19 single women, 18 boys and 15 girls (between 1 and 12
years of age), and 18 infants-making a total of 127 souls, equal to 104½ statute adults-under the
care of Mr. Owen O. Rogers, Surgeon Superintendent.
Saturday, February 1, 1862
First Ship for Otago, calling at Melbourne to land cargo and passengers - The James Booth,
Black Ball packet for February, will take a limited number of second cabin passengers in her
handsome poop, at a uniform rate of £25, with option to land at either port; intermediate
passengers, £20.-T.M. Mackay and Co., 1 Leadenhall-street, E.C.
Victoria, Vancouver Island, direct.--
For the Goldfields of British Columbia. The well known British clipper ship Lockett, A1 14 years,
576 tons register, J.J. Topham, Commander; loading in the London Docks, and to leave early in
March. This fine vessel will be despatched instead of the Charlotte Jane, and, having a large
portion of her cargo engaged, offers an excellent opportunity for shippers. The fine sailing
qualities and ample accommodation possessed by this vessel present greater inducements to all
classes of passengers than have ever been offered before. For freight or passage apply to Messrs
Henderson and Burnaby, 17, Gracechurch-street; Messrs. James Thomson and Co., 1 Billiter-court; to Filby and Co., 63 Fenchurch-street; or to Charles Oswald, 13, George-yard, Lombard-street, E.C.
San Francisco, California, direct.-The celebrated river-built China clipper shop Wynaud, A1
13 years, 546 tons register, J. Reid, Commander, loading in the London Docks. The attention of
shippers of fine goods and those requiring despatch for their present shipments is respectfully
called to this excellent opportunity. For freight or passage apply to Jas. Thomson and Co., No. 1,
Billiter-court, E.C.; or to Charles Oswald, 13, George-yard, Lombard-street, E.C.
Weekly Steam Communication to Canada from Liverpool, via Portland, U.S., and the Grand
Trunk Railway.-The Montreal Ocean Steamship Company's first-class, powerful, Clyde-built,
screw steamers (under contract with Her Majesty's Provincial Government for the conveyance of
the mails) are intended to be despatched from Liverpool every Thursday, as under:--
Norwegian, Thursday, Feb. 6.
Bohemian, Thursday, Feb. 13.
Passage-money to Portland, U.S.-cabin, £13 18s. and £15 15s; steerage, £7 7s. Passengers can
also be booked through to the principal towns in the United States and Canada. Apply in Glasgow
to J. and A. Allan, 70, Great Clyde-street; in Liverpool to Allan Brothers and Co., Weaver-buildings, Brunswick-street; or here, to Montgomerie and Greenhorne, 17, Gracechurch-street,
Steam to New York, from Southampton, carrying the United States Mail.-The Hamburg-American Company's splendid Steamships are appointed to leave Southampton every alternate
Wednesday, as follows, for New York direct:--
||Wednesday, Feb. 12|
||Wednesday, Feb. 26|
||Wednesday, March 12|
||Wednesday, March 26|
The passenger accommodation and dietary of this line are of superior order, and the vessels have
become celebrated for the regularity and rapidity of their passages across the Atlantic, being
among the fastest steamers afloat. Fares: - First-class, upper saloon, £20: lower saloon, £13 10s.:
steerage, £8 8s. Including an unlimited supply of provisions, also fresh bread daily. Goods taken
at moderate freights. For freight or passage apply to Smith, Sundius, and Co., Southampton, and
No. 17, Gracechurch-street, E.C.
United States Mail Steamers between Southampton and New York.-The magnificent steam
ships belonging to the North German Lloyd are appointed to leave Southampton for New York
direct, carrying the United States Mails:--
Bremen, 3,000 tons, 700-horse power, Feb 19.
New York, 3,000 tons, 700-horse power, March 16[?].
The speed and accommodation of these steamers are unsurpassed by any steamships crossing the
ocean, and the dietary and general arrangements for the convenience and comfort of passengers
are unexceptionable. Fares-first-class upper saloon, 20 guineas; first-class lower saloon, 13
guineas; third-class, 8 guineas. Freight taken on moderate terms. Apply to Phillipps, Graves, and
Phillipps, 11, Rood-lane, Fenchurch-street, E.C.; Crosley and Co., 3, Lothbury, E.C.; or to J.H.
Wolff and Co., Southampton.
Weekly Steam Communication to New York.-The Liverpool, New York, and Philadelphia
Steamship Company intend despatching their full-powered, Clyde-built iron, screw steamships,
calling at Queenstown, Ireland, to embark passengers and despatches as follows:--
Edinburgh, from Liverpool, Wednesday, Feb. 5.
City of New York, from Liverpool, Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Kangaroo, from Liverpool, Wednesday, Feb. 19.
And every succeeding Wednesday.
Cabin passage, 15, 17, and 21 guineas, according to the accommodation; forward passage from
Liverpool, 8 guineas, including provisions. Passengers for Canada and the United States booked
through on very advantages terms. For further particulars apply to William Inman, No. 22 Water-street, Liverpool; or to Eaves and Macey, 61, King William-street, Londonbridge.
Her Majesty's Ship Conqueror
To The Editor Of The Times
Sir,-It will be satisfactory to your readers to know that there was no loss of life when Her
Majesty's ship Conqueror stranded. By a letter, dated Rum Cay, 31st December, I am informed
that the ship's company were all landed-the men quartered in a village, and the officers under
canvass on the beach.
Geo. H. Somerset. (Bodmin, Jan. 30.)
Monday, March 31, 1862
Victoria and British Columbia.-Cariboo Line of Packets, from Liverpool.-To sail the 10th
April, the A1 12 years British clipper ship, Ashmore, J. Jenkins, Commander, 512 tons, newly
coppered, and a well-known emigrant ship to New Zealand. For terms of freight, cabin or
intermediate passage, having lofty 'tween decks, apply to James Starkey, Liverpool; or to Richard
Webb and Co., 35, Leadenhall-street, London, E.C.
Overland Route to British Columbia and California. Important Reduction in Fares, £35 and
upwards.-Direct Mail Line, through in about 35 days.-The West India Royal Mail Steam Packet
Company, in connexion[sic] with the Pacific United States Mail Steamship Company, leaving
Southampton on the 2d and 17th of every month, convey passengers, via the Panama Railroad,
through to San Francisco, at through rates of fare, including railway transit across the Isthmus of
panama. For particulars of passage, freight, &c., apply to Wheatley, Starr, and Co., agents, 156,
The Gold Fields of British Columbia.-First ship for Victoria, Vancouver's Island, direct (to
follow the Lockett), and sail in April, the splendid, high-class Aberdeen clipper Cyclone, A1 for
14 years, 594 tons register, 1,200 tons burden, J. Hossack, Commander; loading in the London
Docks. This fine ship is well known in the Australian and China trades for her rapid passages. Has
a full poop, with excellent accommodation for all classes of passages. Fares-first cabin, 50
guineas; second cabin, 35 guineas; third cabin, 25 guineas. For freight or passage apply to Messrs.
Henderson and Brunaby, 17, Gracechurch-street; to Messrs. James Thomson and Co., Billiter-court; to Charles Oswald, 13, George-yard, Lombord-street; or to Filby and Co., 63, Fenchurch-street.
Royal Mail Steamships to West Indies and Brazils.-Goods and Parcels, of all sizes, for the
mail steamers, sailing on the 2d and 17th and 9th of each month, are received by Dunlop, Schoales,
and Co., 2, Crown-court, Threadneedle-street, London and Southampton.
Brazil and River Plate.-The Compagnie des Messageries Imperiales Mail Steamers leave
Bordeaux on the 25th of each month for Buenos Ayres, calling at Lisbon, St. Vincent (Cape de
Verd), branch line to Gorce (Senegal), Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, and Montevideo. For
passage, freight, and information apply at Paris, 28, rue Notre Dame des Victoires; Marseilles, 1,
Place Royale; Liverpool, G.H. Fletcher and Co., 11, Covent-garden; London, Lightly and Simon,
123, Fenchurch-street; and B.W. and H. Horne, 4, Moorgate-street, E.C., and 33, Regent-circus,
Piccadilly, W., where berths may be secured and specie merchandise, and parcels forwarded.
West Indies, Mexico, Colon, or Aspinwall, Panama, Central American and South Pacific
Ports, San Francisco, and British Columbia.-The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company's Steamers
leave Southampton, with H.M.'s Mails, on the 2d and 17th of every month, conveying passengers
and parcels, also specie and goods, under through bill of laden for any of the places mentioned
above. For particulars apply to Capt. Vincent, Superintendent, Southampton; or to R.T. Reep,
Sec. Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, 55, Moorgate-st., London, E.C. Parcels and specie are
received at the Company's office, in London. Specie, goods, parcels, or baggage sent to
Southampton should be addressed to a shipping agent there.
Friday, April 4, 1862
Ireland.-Cheap and Expeditious Route, by Great Western Railway, to Waterford and
South of Ireland, by Express Trains to Milford Haven, and large powerful steamers from the
terminus at New Milford. Waterford, daily, from 9.15 a.m. express, and 6 a.m. trains from
Paddington. Fares to Waterford-first-class 50s.; second, 40s.; third, 24s. 6d. First and second
class return tickets, available for one month, at a fare and a half. The return steamers leave
Waterford daily. For further particulars apply at the railway stations, or to Messrs. Ford and
Jackson, 36, Cannon-st., London; and railway Stations, Milford Haven.
British and North American Royal Mail Steamships, appointed by the Admiralty to sail
between Liverpool and New York, and between Liverpool and Boston, with liberty to call at
Halifax or other ports to land and receive mails, goods, and passengers, the Boston ships calling
at Halifax to land and receive passengers and Her Majesty's mails. The following or other vessels
are appointed to sail from Liverpool, calling at Cork to receive the mails:--
Canada, for Boston, Saturday, April 5.
*Persia, for New York, Saturday, April 12.
Europa, for Boston, Saturday, April 19.
*Taking passengers and goods for Nassau and Havana, to be transferred at New York on board
the R.M.S.S. Karnak.
Passage money, including steward's fee and provisions, but without wines or liquors:-To Halifax
and Boston, chief cabin, £22; second cabin, £16. To New York, chief cabin, £26; second cabin,
£18. Freight to Halifax, Boston, and New York, £3 per ton and 5 per cent. primage. Apply to J.B.
Foord, 52 Old Broad-street, London; D. Currie, Havre, and 12, Place de la Bourse, Paris; G. and
J. Burns, Punchanan-street, Glasgow; D. and C. MacIver, Queenstown; or D. and C. MacIver, 8,
Black Ball Monthly Australian
Clippers from London
||Spirit of the North
This celebrated line of packets have, by their punctuality and rapid passage, earned a world
known reputation, and their passenger accommodation is unsurpassed by any vessels afloat. For
all particulars respecting freight or passage to Australia apply to James Baines and Co., Liverpool;
all agents for the Black Ball Line; and T.M. Mackay and Co., 1, Leadenhall-street, London, E.C.
Wednesday, April 16, 1862
Orient Line of Packets to Adelaide.
The following A 1 British-built clipper Ships, noted for speed, will be despatched from the
These fine vessels are loaded with great care, and offer to shippers and passengers the most
eligible conveyance. For freight or passage apply to James Thomson and Co., 1, Billiter-court; or
to Budden, Bovan and Tozer, 2 Jeffrey's-square, E.C.
Under Arrangement with Her Majesty's Colonial Government of Queensland.-London to
Queensland direct.-Black Ball Monthly Packets.-Free grants of land are receivable to the amount
of £30, subject to the Government regulations, by persons who pay their own passage by this line.
Young Australia, 1,500 tons, will sail as packet for April.
Robert Parker, 2,000 tons, will sail as packet for May.
The passenger accommodation of these ships are made under the inspection of the surveyors for
the Emigration Commissioners; an experienced surgeon accompanies each ship; and every care is
taken to insure the comfort of the passengers.
For all particulars respecting the new colony of Queensland apply to Henry Jordan, Esq.,
Representative of the Queensland Government; to James Baines and Co., Liverpool; all agents for
the Black Ball Line; and to T.M. Mackay and Co., 1, Leadenhall-st., London, E.C.
New Zealand.-The Passengers' Line.--
For Auckland direct, to sail 30th April, the favourite liner African, A 1 13 years, 774 tons register,
Joseph Gibson, Commander; in the St. Katharine Docks. This fast-sailing ship is noted in the trade
for the comfort of her accommodation and the urbanity of her commander. All goods should be
sent to the Docks as soon as possible. Apply to Shaw, Savill, and Co., 34, Leadenhall-street,
New Zealand.-Arrival of the Mail.-The First Ships are as follows:--
||Otago & Dunedin Wharf
||Nelson and Taranaki
For New York.-
Steerage passage, £4; second cabin, £6.-The only American Line of Packets sailing weekly.-The
Cornelius Grinnell, 1,270 tons register. Albert Spencer, Commander, is now loading in the
London Docks. Sails April 17. For freight or passage apply to Messrs. Baring, Brothers, and Co.,
3 Bishopsgate-street within; or to Grinnell, Tinker, and Morgan, No. 113, Fenchurch-street.
Great Eastern for New York.-
The steamship Great Eastern, 18,915 tons register, will be despatched from Milford Haven for
New York, under the command of Captain W. Paton, on Tuesday, May 6. Fares:-Cabin passage
£20 to £28, according to accommodation, all having the same privileges in the saloon.
Arrangements have been made with the various railway companies for the conveyance of
passengers from all the principal towns to Milford Haven at considerably reduced rates.
Intermediate passage, £10 10s.; steerage ditto, £8 8s., including conveyance to Milford. Freight
on moderate terms. Goods received either in Liverpool or London. For further particulars apply
to C.E. Dixon, 9 Rumford-place, Liverpool; Ford and Jackson, Milford Haven; Seymour,
Peacock, and Co., 116, Fenchurch-street, London, E.C., or to the Great Ship Company (Limited),
90, Cannon-street, London, E.C.
Passengers From India, China, and Australia.--
The following is a list of passengers by the Peninsular and oriental Company's steamer Mooltan,
Captain E. Cooper, which is expected at Southampton this (Wednesday) evening, with the heavy
portion of the Australian, Calcutta, and China mails:-From Calcutta.-Mrs. E. Lushington, three
children, and European female servant; Mrs. Barry, three children, and two native servants; Mrs.
Wauchope, three children, and European female servant; Mrs. Wibrow and infant, Mr. A.
Anderson, Mr. Pittar, Mr. J. Donaldson, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. T. Aird (second engineer,
steamship Candia), Master Comrie and European female servant, Mr. J. Langlands (fourth
engineer, company's service). From Madras.-Major-General and Mrs. Fitzgerald, Miss Fitzgerald,
and child; Colonel and Mrs. C.C. Johnston, two children, and native servant; Mrs. Carleton, four
children, and two native servants; Mr. and Mrs. Underwood, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Howard and two
infants, Miss Johnson, Mr. G.F. Fletcher, Mr. F.H. Boirey, Mr. H. Wood, Mr. J. Rankin, Mr.
A.H. Wheden, Mr. and Mrs. Gadsden, two infants, and European female servant. From
Sydney.-Sir Harry Parker, lady, and European female servant; the Hon. J.B. Darvall. From
Hongkong.-Mr. And Mrs. Richards, infant, and European female servant; Captain D.G. Munro
(late commander, company's service), Mr. A. Boyton, Mr. W.C. Helder, Mr. Chambers, Mr.
Halford, Mr. Lacey, Mr. Mothersole, Mr. Thunder, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert and three children.
From Singapore.-Miss Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Baxter and two children,
Lieutenant F.M. Prosser, Mr. T.F. Lawrence, Mr. V. Matsen, Mrs. Randall and infant, General
Fitzgerald's servant. From Galle.-Captain Pritchard, R.N. From Suez.-Mr. T. Bell, Mr. J. Wilson,
Mr. Waterworth. From Alexandria.-His Excellency Governor Kennedy, Mr. W.A. Ogg, Lord
Londesborough's servant, Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, Mr. Luis Campbell; Mrs. Gahagan, Child, and
native female servant; Mr. Parker. From Malta.-Colonel and Mrs. M'Clean and two servants;
Mrs. Patton, infant, and servant.
Friday, April 18, 1862
To The Editor of the Times
Sir,-May I ask the favour of the acknowledgment of the following sums for the East London
Weavers' Aid Association, sent in consequence of the letters which you have so kindly
inserted?-S.E.W., 10l; Mr. Walter Leslie, 5l.; V.T., 10l.; Anon. (Stamps), 15s.; Mr. E.
In addition to the above, I have to thank many persons who have offered to give information to
their relatives and agents employed in Queensland of any families we may send out, and thus put
them in the way of getting suitable occupation and speedy engagements.
The committee have received a proposal from Messrs. Mackay, of the Black Ball Line of Packets,
whereby they are making arrangements for sending out at comparatively small cost a large number
of suitable emigrants, and if the funds admit they hope to send about 100 by the end of May, or as
soon after as possible. Meanwhile they look to the public to assist them towards giving the
necessary outfits for these families, who have been obliged to part with their garments for food
during the winter, and to provide the passage money for those extra members of their families
who may be under or over the age required.
The last mail brought tidings of a vessel which carried out some from this association, and it is
gratifying to learn that the impression made by the whole body of upwards of 1,000 emigrants
arrived at Brisbane by the three ships in February last, some of them Germans, was so favourable
that already before the mail left they were nearly all engaged.
While they will be very careful in the selection, the committee hope that they may be supported by
the public in being able to take advantage of the terms now offered, as they can never be more
favourable, and as the labour-market gets fuller they will become less acceptable than at present.
Thanking you for the valuable help given to our movement by the insertion of these facts,
I am, Sir, your obedient, servant,
All Saints', Spicer-street, Spitalfields, N.E., April 17.
Monday, April 21, 1862
The British and North American Mail steamer America, Captain Moodie, sailed from Liverpool
on Saturday for Halifax and Boston. Besides the usual mails and a fair amount of cargo, she also
took out 84 passengers.
Passengers From Bombay, &c.--
The following is a list of passengers by the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamship Delta,
Captain J.S. Field, which left Malta at 7 p.m. on the 13th inst., with the heavy portion of the
Bombay mails, and is expected to arrive at Southampton on Wednesday morning:-From
Hongkong.-Dr. Hunter. From Sydney.-Mr. Osborne. From Bombay.-Mrs. Spring, two children,
and native female servant; Mrs. and Master Adamson, three children, and European female
servant; Mrs. Pottinger, Colonel Elliot, Major Holland and native manservant, Mr. Fernandez,
Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Moxon, two children, and native manservant; Miss Vaughan, three children, an
native female servant; Mrs. Rich, three children, and two native servants; Miss Nicolson, Mrs.
M'Gaa, Sergeant Rutherford, Mrs. Watson's European manservant, Mr. Walton, Mr. Coen, Mrs.
Kelly, Mrs. Reed and two children, Lieutenant Grylls, Mr. Owen, Mr. C. Eastley (chief officer
steamship Ottawa), Mr. F. Byers (chief engineer Ottawa), Mr. A.H. Renton (third officer
steamship Orissa), Mr. S. Drinkwater (engineer from dockyard), Mr. A. Baylis (purser, steamship
Benares), Mr. A. Reid (chief engineer, steamship Benares), Mr. Nicolson (late superintending
engineer at Bombay), Captain Gribble (commander, steamship Malta.) From Alexandria.-Mrs.
Smith and infant, Mrs. Rowley, two children, and European female servant.
Wednesday, April 30, 1862
Passengers from India and China.--
The following is a list of passengers by the Peninsular and oriental Company's steamship Pera,
Captain J. Jamieson, which left Malta at 8 p.m. on the 23d inst., with the heavy portion of the
Calcutta and China mails, and is expected at Southampton on Friday evening or Saturday
morning:-From Calcutta-Major Vane, Lieutenant Hill, Baboo S. Tagore, Baboo M. Ghode, Mr.
G. Youngs, Mr. and Mrs. Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Cunliffe, Captain Nowell, Mr. G.O.B. Saunders,
Colonel and Mrs. Cureton, and European female servant; Colonel and Mrs. Scott, two children,
and native servant; Major and Mrs. Kent, and European manservant; Colonel, Mrs., and Miss
Ommany, infant, and native female servant; Colonel and Mrs. James, Mr. J. Smith, Mrs. and Miss
Wylly and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Woodhouse, three children, and European female servant;
Major Morrieson, Mr. T. Smart, Mr. R. Daly, the Rev. J. Young, Dr. Corbyn, Sergeant Farr, Mr.
G. Hall, Mr. H. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Davidson, three children, and two servants; Colonel
Hutchinson, Mr. Ker, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Brabazon, Captain Down (late Commander of the
steamship Nubia). From Madras.-Mrs. Stansfield, three children, and native female servant; Mrs.
Cornish and child, Dr. Prichard, Mr. Cotton, Captain and Mrs. Fischer, three children, and native
female servant; Mr. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Oakes and child, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Colonel Selby.
From Hong-kong.-Mr. And Mrs. Maclean, two children, and two European female servants;
Captain Saunders, Mr. J. Parker, R.N., Mr. J. Rice, Mr. Closh, Captain Laders, Mr. Cameron
(fourth officer of the steamship Azof), Mr. J. Rae (clerk in charge of the steamship Shanghai).
From Singapore.-Mr. E. Gardner. From Penang.-Dr. Ridings, Captain Eagleston. From
Ceylon.-Mr. and Mrs. Macartney and two children, Mr. De Sarem, Mrs. Evans. From
Bombay.-Mr. Brocklehurst. From Suez.-Commander Harston, late Admiralty Agent of the
steamship Jeddo. From Alexandria.-Mr. P. Irvine, Colonel Carr. From Malta.-Lord and Lady
Ashburner, Captain Falconer, Miss Mayne and servant, Mr. and Mrs. Lamb, two children, and
Wednesday, May 7, 1862
Passengers From Bombay, &c.--
The following is a list of passengers by the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamship Ellora,
Captain J. Kellock, which left Malta at 4 a.m. on the 30th ult., with the heavy portion of the
Bombay and Mauritius mails, and is expected at Southampton on Friday:-From
Mauritius.-Captain Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Macfarlane, Mr. and Mrs. Jack, daughter, and native
boy. From Sydney.-Mr. And Mrs. Rich. From Hongkong.-Mrs. J.C. Power, Mr. A. Clarke (chief
officer steamship Grenada), Mrs. McKenzie's servant. From Singapore.-Count de Castleneau
and servant, Madame d'Aranjo, child, and servant, Mr. Brown's native servant. From
Batavia.-Mr. Brown. From Bombay.-Mrs. Johnston and three children, Dr. Golstein, Colonel and
Mrs. Lye, child, and native servant; Mrs. Haggard, child, and two European servants; Mrs.
Ratcliffe, four children, and native servant; Mrs. Bruce and child, Mr. Johnston and three children,
Ensign Becke, Mr. Terry, Mrs. Clarke, two children, and two native servants; Cursetjee Dorabjee,
Captain Cowper, Mr. W. Griffin (late purser unattached, Bombay station). From Galle.-Mr.
Handyside. From Aden.-Mr. C.S. Mainwaring. From Suez.-Captain G. Dunn (late commander
Colombo). From Alexandria.-Mr. M'Laughlin, Mr. Cochrane and servant.
An Escape From Newgate.--
Early yesterday morning Philip Krause, a sailor, awaiting his trail on a charge of robbery in the
gaol of Newgate, made his escape, and for the present he remains at large, "with the world before
him, where to choose." Such a feat had scarcely been supposed, by any one familiar with the
prison and its present arrangements, within the range of possibility. At all events, under any
circumstances, it would be fraught with imminent peril to life and limb, and has always been of
rare occurrence there. Krause is a native of Hamburg and about 24 years of age. He is a little
above the average height, and light hair and complexion, and rather stout. He had been committed
from the Thames Police-court. By a series of ingenious expedients and great daring he regained
his liberty. He was confined, it is said, in a new wing of the prison, and he effected his escape by
cutting a panel out of his cell door. That was the first successful step in the enterprise. He had
previously taken down from the interior of his dormitory about 10 feet of gaspiping, with which,
and his blankets, he appears to have made a sort of ladder. Then eluding the "vigilance," as the
phrase goes, of the night-watchman, he passed on to one of the airing-yards, and scaling a wall,
clambered over the roof of an adjacent building to one of a lower level, and by degrees worked
his way down to the open street, landing in the Old Bailey, near the governor's private entrance,
and getting clear off. After escaping from his cell he had torn down another piece of gas-piping of
considerable length, breaking it off near an angular joint, and making thus a sort of crook, which
he afterwards used with great effect in scaling the wall and letting himself down on the further
side. Yesterday morning Mr. Jonas, the governor of the gaol, communicated the fact of the escape
to Mr. Deputy Farrar and Mr. Gammon, the under-sheriffs, who instituted an official inquiry into
the circumstances, as they are now substantially related. A reward has since been, or is about to
be, offered for the recapture of the man in question. About 6 o'clock yesterday morning the rope
of blankets and sheeting by which he had escaped was seen dangling in the Old Bailey from the
prison wall near the spot where the gallows is erected at executions, and immediately opposite a
Monday, May 12, 1862
Atlantic and Pacific Steaming.--
The increase of passenger traffic to British Columbia has compelled the Pacific United States Mail
Company to add to their fleet. One of these vessels, the Constitution, is already on the line, and
can carry 1,500 passengers and 1,200 tons of goods. The vessels of the West India Royal Mail
Company are taking large numbers of passengers, and the Pacific Company run from Panama four
times a month instead of three.
Sailing Of The New Steamship Scotia.--
The British and North American Royal Mail steamship Scotia, Captain Judkins, sailed from
Liverpool on Saturday for New York. Besides the usual mails, she took out a fair amount of
cargo, and had 130 passengers. Numerous spectators thronged the piers and quays to witness the
departure of the noble vessel, the fine appearance of which was much admired as she steamed
majestically down the river. The Inman screw steamer Kangaroo arrived in Liverpool on
Saturday morning. Her news has been anticipated. She brought numerous passengers, and had
$857,524 in specie on freight.
The Government emigrant-ship John Vanner, of 726 tons, Captain William Moore, belonging to
Messrs. John Lidgett and Sons, of London, which sailed from Southampton on the 4th of January,
arrived at Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, on the 10th of March, with 38 married couples, 94
single men, 75 single women, 15 boys between the ages of 1 and 12, 15 girls between the same
ages, and 1 infant, making a total of 238 souls, equal to 222 statute adults, under the charge of
Surgeon-Superintendent William Domett Stone, M.R.C.S., Eng., &c., assisted by the services of
Annie Maria Payne, matron, and George Cracknell, schoolmaster. Though between 30 and 40
were afflicted with scarlet fever and measles we are happy to state that only one, an infant, died
on the voyage.
(By Electric And International Telegraph.)
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
The ship True Briton, 1,016 tons, Captain G.H. Bann, belonging to Messrs. Money Wigram, and
Melbourne, with 32,299 oz. of gold, valued at 129,166l. a cargo of wool, 20 cabin and 170
steerage passengers, is gone up Channel. She sailed February 18, rounded the Horn March 19,
and crossed the Line April 18. Moderate breezes prevailed to Cape Horn and up to 28 S. lat.,
after which light north-east wind to the Line; no south-east trades. Between long. 129 and 130
W., and lat. 53 S., passed several icebergs, 18 of which were seen at one time, close to the ship.
Spoke, March 28, lat. 45.15 S., long. 32.44 W., the Duncan Dunbar, from Sydney; April 7, lat.
23-31 S., long. 26.27 W., the Kent, of London; 15th, lat. 6.27 S., long. 28.47 W., the Danish ship
Industry; 16th, 1.53 S., 29.7 W., the bark John Taylor; 17th, 2.12 S., 29-30 W., the bark
Caroline, of Buenos Ayres; 19th, lat. 1.30 N., long. 29.50 W., the Hamburg bark Malvina
Schutz; 28th, lat. 25 N., long. 42.6 W., the Prince of Wales; and May 9, lat.48.30 N., long.
13.40., the ship Kate Kearney. The ship Star of Tasmania, 632 tons, Captain and owner
Tulloch, from Otago, with wool, has passed up Channel. She brings 30 cabin and 12 steerage
passengers, and left February 20, rounded the Horn March 8, crossed the Line April 19, and
spoke, May 1, lat. 36.12 N., long. 44.10 W., the ship Nonpareil, 120 days from California for
Falmouth. The American bark F.S. Meano, with timber, from St. Thomas's for Devonport
Dockyard, arrived in the Sound to-day.
The ship Star of Peace, 1,113 tons register, belonging to Messrs. George Thompson, jun., and
Co., of London and Aberdeen, has arrived from Sydney, and passed up Channel this morning. Her
cargo included 3,000 bales wool, 1,000 hides, and some copper ore. She has 16 cabin and 16 fore
cabin passengers, among whom are Mr. J. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Johnstone, Rev. J. Ashwin and
family, Mrs. Westbrooke and family, Mrs. Malane, Mrs. Carter, and Mr. Western, surgeon. The
Star of Peace sailed from Sydney February 12, and experienced fresh breezes and moderate
weather to longitude 80 west. Ice was observed four days. The passage to the Horn, which was
rounded March 10, was accomplished in 26 days, but light northerly winds and the total absence
of the south-east trades detained her for 39 days south of the line, which was crossed April 18.
Here she fell in with the north-east trades, which continued up to 30 deg. north, when moderate
north-west winds commenced. She touched at the isle of Flores, May 4, and completed the run
from the equator to the Channel in 22 days. The Walter Hood, Annie Archbell, Lochie, Jason,
Cissy, and Stornoway left Sydney before the Star of Peace. The Duncan Dunbar, Captain
Neatby, and the Electra, Captain Cayser, sailed the same day. The Maid of Judah, Tiptree, and
Dawstone were loading for London. The Star of Peace spoke, March 3, lat. 52.48 S., long.
116.27 W., the ship Copenhagen, Captain Godfrey, 33 days from Melbourne, for London; April
10, lat. 11.0 S., long. 24 W., the ship Star of Tasmania, 47 days from Otago, New Zealand, for
London; April 23, lat. 13 N., long. 42 W., the American ship, third distinguishing pennant 8,971,
109 days from San Francisco, for Falmouth; May 2, lat. 38.41 N., long. 40.20 W., bark Sigrid
Liquid, 105 days from Singapore, for London; and May 10, lat. 48.33 N., long. 7.58 W., the ship
Landsdowrie, 140 days from Shanghai, for London, and the Dutch bark Brilliant.
Wednesday, May 14, 1862
Another Arrival From Charleston.--
On Monday afternoon the screw steamer Economist, Captain Burge, arrived at Liverpool from
Charleston. She sailed from the port last named on the 2d of April and succeeded in running the
blockade, having on board 837 bales of cotton, 404 barrels of resin, and a mail up to the date of
sailing. The latter has been anticipated. Private letters by this conveyance show that a great
amount of distress was prevalent in Charleston. The consignees of the Economist are Messrs.
Fraser, Irentohlm, and Co., of Liverpool.
Friday, May 16, 1862
Passengers From India, China, And Australia.--
The following is a list of passengers by the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamship Ripon,
Captain Christian, which left Malta at 6 p.m. on the 8th inst., with the heavy portion of the mails,
and is expected at Southampton on Saturday evening:-From Sydney.-The Bishop of Sydney,
Mrs. Barker and European man servant, Captain Daniell, Mr. Blackwell, Mr. C. Irving, Captain
Vignolles. From Melbourne.-Mrs. Don. From King George's Sound.-Mr. Jamieson. From
Hongkong.-Captain Johnson, Mr. Margeson, Mr. Hubbard, Captain Rieper, Mr. J. Ray (engineer,
Peninsular and Oriental service), Deputy-Assistant-Commissary Blackway. From Singapore.-Mrs.
Harrison, Captain Hodson. From Calcutta.-Mr. Leslie, Mr. Hill, Dr. and Mrs. Anderson, Colonel
and Mrs. Harrington, infant, and native female servant; the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Hare, infant, and
native female servant; Lieutenant Baillie, Major and Mrs. Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Blundell, Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander, two children, and native female servant; Mr. and Mrs. Murray, Captain Murray,
Lieutenant Hibbert, Colonel and Mrs. Maxwell, Mr. Wollaston, Mr. Betagh, Mr. Downes,
Lieutenant Gordon, Mr. Cunliffe's two children and European female servant; Master Trouft and
European female servant, Captain Tapley, Captain Cull, Mr. Rawling, Mrs. Davidson, Lieutenant
Buckley. From Madras.-Captain Ritherden, three children, and European female servant; Major
and Mrs. Tulloch, two children, and European female servant; Mrs. Chambers and native female
servant, Mr. and Mrs. Ainsley, Mrs. Brannon and European female servant, the Rev. Mr. Murphy,
Mrs. Nelson, Mr. and Miss Trotter and European female servant, Mrs. R.A. Anderson, Mrs. and
Miss Archer, Mrs. Forbes and infant, Major and Mrs. Clark, Mr. Copleston. From Galle.-Mr.
And Mrs. Vanderpeir, two children, and European female servant; Mr. Green, Mr. Duncan and
native man servant, Mr. Fraser, Mr. Kay (second engineer steamship Northam), Mr. Cull (fourth
officer, Northam). From Suez.-Mr. J. Collins (second engineer to the Nepaul). From
Alexandria.-Mr. Nye, Mr. Angier, Mr. Liebert, Mr. Caraffys child and nurse.
Thursday, May 22, 1862
Her Majesty's Emigration Commissioners have given notice of their intention to receive tenders
to-day (Thursday) for a ship to convey passengers to Keppel Bay, Queensland, to be ready for the
reception of passengers on such day as the Commissioners may appoint between the 14th and 24th
of July. The ship must, subject to the usual conditions, be furnished with a fresh-water distilling
apparatus, and with a competent person to manage it. The Commissioners will also receive
tenders for the conveyance to Natal of a party of emigrants, in a vessel to sail from this country
not later than the 23d of June.
Steam To New York.--
Southampton, Wednesday.-The Hamburg-American Company's screw steamship Saxonia,
Captain H. Ehlers, sailed hence to-day for New York, with the German and English mails,
valuables from Havre worth 17,500f., upwards of 700 passengers from Hamburg, Havre, and this
port (of whom 263 are in the saloon), and a large cargo.
Friday, May 23, 1862
Her Majesty's Emigration Commissioners chartered yesterday afternoon the following ships-the
Utopia, of 949 tons, belonging to Messrs. Barned and Co., of Liverpool, to sail from Plymouth
for Keppel-bay, Queensland, at 15l. 9s. 1d. per statute adult, to be ready for the reception of
passengers on such day as the Commissioners may appoint between the 14th and 24th July next;
and also the Jasper, belonging to Mr. Henry John Hall, of London, to sail from Gravesend on the
23d of June next for Natal, Cape of Good Hope, at 13l. 19s. 6d. Per statute adult.
Wednesday, May 28, 1862
Passengers From India and China.--
The following is a list of passengers by the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamship
Mooltan, Captain J.S. Field, which left Malta at 2 a.m. on the 22d inst., with the heavy Calcutta
and China mails, and is expected at Southampton on Saturday:-From Calcutta.-Rev. R. Blake,
Mr. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Reid, Captain and Mrs. Anderson, infant, and native female servant;
Lieutenant Loch, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Barnes, Mr. Probyn, Mrs. Black, Dr. Campbell, Lieutenant
Shoebridge, Lieutenant Twemlow, Mr. and Mrs. Abercrombie, Mr. and Mrs. Willock, infant, and
native female servant; Rev. W. Drawbridge, Mr. and Mrs. Prinsep, two children, and European
female servant; Mr. De Backer, Lieutenant Rawlins, Mrs. Balfour's two children and two
servants, Major Drysdale, Dr. Mountjoy and child, Mr. Pennell, Mr. G. Todd (second engineer,
steamship Hindostan). From Madras.-Major and Mrs. Cadenhead and two children, Captain and
Mrs. Menares, Mr. Ames, Mrs. Gordon and infant, Captain and Mrs. Moxen, three children, and
native female servant. From Galle.-Mr. Logan, Mr. Brown, Captain Rogers, Mrs. Willisford.
From Hongkong.-Mr. Rothwell, Mr. Tomlin (chief officer, steamship Axof), Mr. Scott (3d
officer, steamship Axof), Mr. Miller (third officer, steamship Pekin), Mr. Rowland, Miss Wilson,
Captain M'Donald. From Singapore.-Mr. Purvis. From Penang.-Mrs. And Miss Presgrave, four
children, and two native female servants. From Suez.-Captain Waller.
The Mails, &c.,--
Return to 1862
Southampton, Tuesday.-Two of the Peninsular and Oriental Company's screw steamships have
been despatched hence to-day-the Alhambra, Captain G.J. Babot, taking the mails and 20
passengers for Vigo, Oporto, and Lisbon; and the Ellora, Captain J. Kellock, with the
Mediterranean and Bombay mails. The freight of the latter vessel includes 16 boxes of specie and
jewelry, value 25,189l. 10s., viz.:-For Aden.-Sovereigns, 500l.; watch, 10l. For
Bombay.-Bargold, 20,105l.; bar silver, 1,380l.; sovereigns, 2,081l.; rupees, 600l.; watches,
jewelry, &c., 465l. 10s. The Ellora has 20 first and 17 second class passengers, and 11 proceed
by the corresponding Marseilles steamer, making a total of 48 by the present departure, among
whom are Captain and Mrs. Wilkinson, for Malta; Major Brooke, for Alexandria, en route to
Calcutta; Captain Gowan, Captain Conybeare, and Assistant-Surgeon Adey, for Bombay.
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