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THE OBSERVER, AUGUST 28, 1848. BURNING OF THE OCEAN MONARCH EMIGRANT SHIP. LOSS OF 100 LIVES. LivF.nrooL, Friday. The splendid American BhiP Ocean Monarch, of 1.300 tun- harden, belonging to Train1! line of Boston packets, which left the Mersey early on TharUy morning in splendid trim, with about ZCO penou onboard, includioK the crew and emigrants, has ben destroyed, it melancholy to add that, as nr a-can be calculated, about 1.10 of the pamngers, who, but a fe hours before, were buoyed up oy bright anticipations of the future, have been lost. The Ocean Monarch ailed from Liverpool at an early hour, the tide flowing about seven o'clock. As she paed through foe channel her progress was reported by the telegraph, but at length the d news arrived that she was in fUuea. When the announcement waj made in the Exchtnze News-room great consternation prevailed, it bein? known that she had a large number of paisenpers on board. Great was the aniiety to learn any tidings whatever of the vesstl, but it was not till the ar-riTal, about hall pist five of the Queen of the Ocean yacht, belonging to T. Littlrdahr, Esq., that the extent of the calamity was known. Mr. Littledale, who is the Commodore of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club, had been at Ueaumaris Kegatta. which took place on Monday last, and he was returning in his yacht to Liverpool with a party of friend-. About twelve o'clock, when near the Great Ormshead, they observed the Ocean Monarch about five or six miles to the eastward of the Ormchead, in Abergele Bay, between the Ormshead and Abergele. Mr. Littledale and his friends wsre admirins; the beauty of the splendid ship as she was pursuing her course to the Atlantic. On a sudden the Ocean Monarch was observed to put up her helm, as if returning to Liverpool. A flag of distress was immediately hoisted, and in a few seconds rlames were observed to burst out abaft. The ship was lyini right in the course of the yacht, and Mr. Littledale immediately bare away for her. On nearing hr, although there was a stiff brew? blowing, with a heavy swell, the boat of the yacht was lowered, and proceeded to the ship for the purpose of rendering what assistance she could. Of course, with the swell on, it would have been next to certain destruction to the yacht had shebeen run alongside tin ship, but the exertions cf Mr. Littledale were of the noblest description, and he hu the. satisfaction of knowing that he has teen the mentis of rescuing thirty-two person from death. Thn icene which oriented itself to Mr. Littledale on nearing the vessel wh most appillinfi. The flames were bursting with immenot: fury from the stem and centre of the vei?el. So gn at was the heat from thru- p:rts that ths passenger, male and female, men, women, and children, crowded to the fore p.umt the vessel. The shrieks for aid were carried by the breeze across the water. Ia their maddened despair women jumped overboard with their children in their arms, and sunk. Men followed their wires in frenzy, and were lost. Groups of men, women, and children also precipitatrd themselves into the water, in the vain hnje of self-preservation, but t.u waters rln-rd over many of tbt.ni for ever. No pen cm describe this scene. The Humes continued to nee with increased fury. In a few minutes the mizenraaat went overboard. A few minutes more, and the mainmast shared the same fate. There yet remained the foremast. As the fire was making its way to the fore part of the vessel the passengers and crew of course crowded still further forward. To the jib-boom they cluns in clusters as thick as they could pack, even oni lying over another. At length the foremast went overboard, snapping the fastenings of the jib-boom, which, with its loud of human beings, dropped into !hc water, amidst heartrending streams, both of thofe on board and those who were falling into the water. Some of the poor creatures were enabled agtin to f irh the v.siel, others floated away on spars, but many met with a watery grave. It appears that the fire broke out about twelve o'clock. From the great consternation in which the passengers were, of course, nil control over them wai gone. They ran about as long ns they could in alt directions, and some of the scenes which followed have already been described. The captain threw overboard to the poor fellow in the water all the moveable upars, fee, hp could find, and ufwrwards rlunc a spar into the water and followed it. Several persons followed him, and reized hold of the same spar. He untreated some of them to let go, or all would perish, and he showed them the example by swimming tn a plank, by which he was enabled to sustain himself for about twenty minutes in the water, when he was picked up by the yacht. In about an hour and a half alter the yacht reached the vessel, the Brazilian steam-frigate Alfonso, which was out on a trial trip, came up. She auch ired immediately to windward, close to llw burning vessel. She got a rope made fast to the Ocean Monarch, and by the use of the said ro(e her boats were enabled to go backwards and forwards to the burning vessel with the greatest facility and by this means a Urge, number of persons was saved. The Prince of Wales steamer, which was on her Sausage hence to Uangnr, came up shortly afterwards, and, with the lew World packet-ship, hound to New York, sent boats to the rescue of the pHss'iigers, und were the mrans of saving a Urge number. The Queen of the Ocean remained alongside till three o'clock. At that time the vessel was burnt near to the water's edge, and there were only a few of the passengers on board, several buuis being alongside endeavouring to take them off. The Brazilian frigate was commanded bv the Marquis de Liaboa. There was also on board the Prince de.Ioinville, his lady, and suite, the Duke and Duchess d'Aumale, the Brazilian Minister, the Chevalier de Lisboa, Admiral CrenteU and daughters, and other distinguished in-dividurl.?. When the Alfonso discovered the Ocean Monarch, no time was loft in bearing down to her, and it was intended to anchor right under her bow, but the wind changed a little, and prevented this from being accomplished. Four boats were, however, at once lowered, and were sunn followed by the Urge paddle-box boat. M. Marquis dti Lisboa jumped ii.lu one, and Admiral Greufcll into the other, and were untiring in their exertions to save the poor people. The Prince de Join-ville, ttipprd his cont, and was particularly assiduous in assisting the passengers on board the frigate. The Alfonso rescued in nil about 1G0 persons, including 13 seamen. Of these about 1 10 lmded, and the remainder preferred staying on board the, frigate all night, M. Marquis de Lisbon having given directions that all who were desirous of remaining should be accommodated in the best way possible. About '208 passengers have been accounted tor, 32 by the yacht, MiU by the Alfonso, and 16 by a fishing boat. One man was also brought hy the Talieiin Rhyl steamer, making in all 200. If the number st.ttcd on boird, 3G0, be coirect, 151 remain to be accounted for. Tiie Prince of Wales steamer must have rescued some and taken them on with her to Bangor, The stewardess lost her life in courageously at'empting to get the powder out of the cabin. There were about twenty-five pounds weight on board, and when she went below to get it, it is supposed that she was suffocated. The powder exploded with a report like that of a cannon, but not bein;; confined, and there heing no persons at that part of the vessel, no damage it is supposed was done by the explosion. Sixteen persons arrived on Thursday night at Seacorube, having been picked up by a fishing boat. THE CAPTAIN'S STATEMENT. Captain Mnrdovk, the commander of the ill-fated reisel, has giren the following narrative of the sad affair : " The Ocean Monarch sailed from the river at diylight in the morning in tow of a steam tug. A fresh breeze was blowing at the time. About eight o'clock the pilot and the steam-tug left us. We made all Bail, and proceeded to ea. Nothing of any consequence occurred until about twelve o'clock, when the order to 11 tack ship" was given. We were then about six miles this side of the Great Ormshead. Afttr the yards were hauled, the steward of the ship came up and told me that one of the passengers had lit a fire in one of the ventilators in the Bfterpirt of the ship. I immediately sent an officer and one msu with the steward to see to the matter to put out the fire and to bring up me tteuiiqueni. i at once went oeiow, and discovered smoke proceeding iu'.o the main cabin, through one of the after state rooms. We began without delay to throw water down, but in five minutes afterwards, indeed nltnOKt instantly, the after part of the ship burst into flame?. We put the ship before the wind in order to lessen the draft, but were obliged to bring her to again. The fire produced the utmost confusion amongst the passengersall appeared infatuation and despair y el U and screams of the most horrifying description were given all control over them was lost ; my voice could not be heard nor my orders obeyed. Finding that nothing could be done with the yaids, 1 caused both of the anchors to be let en, that the ship's head might he to wind, and the fire be kept as abaft as posiible. The pas-ar'iigers crowded in numbers to the bowsprit to avoid the heat of the flumes ; many in alartn ami despair leaped overboard, and although spar and all loose materials lying about deck were thrown out for them to cling to, a great majority were drowned. In spite ot all that could he done, the flames increased. I gave order to get the boats out. Two of them were got out, but before the lashings of the other could be cut, they were enveloped in ll inu s. The mate and several of the pnssengers, with part of the crew, got into one of the boats which was lowered, and a portion of the crew with jinme passengers into the other. The last thing- which 1 did was to throw over bo. ml a topgallant yard, with the assistance of the c.irpentcr and one or two men. with a rope attached to it to make it fnt alongside, and to ted the people to jump overboard and cling to it. Then finding the tl sines appro.iching so rapidly that I could neither get forward nor aft, I was obliged to heave myself overboard, ami cling to the spar fur a short time ; but finding that there were too many already clinging to it. J swam to a board which fortunately Moated near us, and, after remaining in the water about half an hour, was picked up by the boat belonging to the Queen of the Ocenn. I should perhaps have stated before, that, seeing ourdisaster, the Queen of the Ocean vacht, owned by Thomas LiUleduIe, Esq., of Liverpool, with a partyof his friends vm hoard, hove down to us, lowered her boat, and the crew, with indf fati-gaNe exertions, were the means of saving the lives of 32. In themeantime, whiU. the yacht wos rendering every assistance in her power, the Brazilian ,ar steamer Alfonzo, and the Prince of Wales steamer, bound to ilangor, "h the packet-ship New World, genl tueir boats, and were the menus C saving many thai were clinging to the wreck, and floating about on the .,jar ; their exertions were great and pri?cwortbv. The Qucn of the (Vn remained alongside till three o'clock, and when she hail done all thst .e possibly could do, set sail for Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. Dow, of Glasgow, Mr. Southworth, and Mr. Fellowes. are amongst the cabin passengers wiVotn 1 know to be saved. As to the origin of the fire, I ditrer from a published statement that I have seen. There was no wooden ventilator on bo.fd the ship ; the ventilator were of iron. The fire originated, in my opinion, from smoking amongst the steerage passengers ; the night before e'."ral pipes were taken from them. The fire was instantaneous ; five minuses after it was discovered the whole stern of the ship was in flames. The cargo consisted of iron, dry goods, salt, and earthenware, the latter beinaT packed in crates stuffed with straw. There were, I calculate, about 31M) souls altogether on board, but as we had not completed our classifying arrangement!, the exact number X cannot positively tell. There were, I think, 31 first and second cabin, and 307 steerage passengers, the crew consisted of 42 hands, including myself. THE MATE'S DESCRIPTION. The following is the narrative of the first mate, Mr. J. Brsgdon : We sailed from Liverpool at fire o'clock in the morning, and passed Form by light-ship at seven o'clock. We had made two tacks, and were ibou to make the third when the alarm was given. I was on my way forward when I hrird the steward tel! the captain that the passengers had made a fire below. The captain ordered him to see at once. He went below, and 1 went forward to tack ship. In a few minutes the ararboard watch came forward, and I asked what for. They replied, Tticre is a fire beljw." 1 ran to the second cabin, but found none there. 1 then ran to the first cabin, and in the after state room on the larboard side, by the side of an air-pump or ventilator, faw that there was fire below the cabin deck. I then raised the scuttle in the after part of the cabin, and the men having come with water, I threw it as long as I could stand it for tho smoke. Before leaving I closed the icnttle, and then cut a hole through the deck, so us to get the water to the fire. The water produced so much smoke, that it drove us up on the deck. At this time the-flames showed tbemelve$ aft, and the captain had previously ordered the ship to be kept before the wind, and run ashore, Bat the flame increased so rapidly, ind came right forward, sweeping the deck, that we had to abandon, that intention, and in consequence we let to the anchor in order to bring her head to the wind, o &i to prevent the flame coming forward. All this occupied twenty minute. ; not more. At this time the confusion was so great passengers screaming and running against each other that order wa entirely out of the question. On looking round to see; what could be done, I saw that the second mate had lowered the stern boat, and, accoinpanied by three men, had got into it. They were lying hard astern. The captain was all this time exertinghis utmost to restore order and to save lives. I next saw that tome of the crew and passengers were launching the waist boat. They succeeded, and a crowd pressed eagerly to fill her. Tbey would most assuredly have flwampt her, for she did nearly fill. In order to preserve the boat, as essential to the saving of lives, I jumped overboard and swam to the boat. I ordered the rope to be cut, and that being done, she drifted astern. The captain was still on deck. The boat was nearly full of water, and without an oar. I managed, by bits of boards, to keep her head to the sea, and by means of hats, shoes, and boots, to bale her out. While thos employed, a cabin passenger plunged into the water, and made for the boat. I succeeded, by means of boards, to approach and save him. The wind being very fresh, 1 found it utterly impocsibh? to regain the ship, but still held the boat to windward all that I could. After drifting about fjur miles to leeward, a sloop picked us up. We were 13 in number. I do not recollect the name of the schooner. I put the passengers oq board, and having got four oars, with four meu of the ship's company, I pulled with all energy for the ship. After proceeding about a mile, the Prince of Wales steamer, for Bangor, came alongside and took us in tow, and steered for the Ocean Monarch. When within about a mile of the ship, we saw a passenger holdins onto a life buoy ; I picked him up, and put him on board the steamer. I do not know his name. When we reached the ship we found the Alfonso steam-frigate there, partly to windward. Her boats were out the admiral in one of them using the most heroic efforts to save life. There were also two boats of the packet-ship New World there, and other boats from other ships. Previously Mr. Littledaie's cutter, or yacht, had been there, and, I understand, had picked up the captain and 17 others. At this time all the masts were gone, and the deck abaft the forecastle in flames, and fire bursting in holes through the side. There were about 100 of the passengers about the jibboomand the head. They were screaming deliriously, and a number of dead bodies were floating about. We at once attempted to deliver the people from the head, but there was great difficulty in approaching her. After some time we were enabled tn rescue three, one man and two women, from the rigging under the bows ; soon after 1 succeeded in rescuing a woman and a child, but the chield died in the boat almost instantly. The Prince of Wales all this time could not approach, but she had promptly sent her boats out. She also furnished me with more oara and more men, and I endeavoured to get under the bows, but utterly failed tn my exertions 'to persuade the passengers to come down. All but two, a man and a woman, refused. The.ee two I Ravtd. After putting them on board the Alfooao, I took from her life boat a s;iilor belonging to the New World. His name was Frede rick Jerome. I then went to the Prince ot W ales, which had anchored to the windward, and had a line from her to slack away under bows. Jerome took a smiill line from the boats, and having divested himself entirely of his clothes climbed up into the head of the Ocean Monarch. By means of the line he lowered the remainder of the passengers into the boat. Thev were about fifteen in number. Previous to this the other boats had rescued many, but still several individuals bad fallen over, while endeavouring, probably, to escape from the heat, or to reach the boats. Many were drowned. Tbe whole of the upper deck was all burnt utf, and the fire was bursting through the sides down to the water's edge. Jerome having lowered down the last person, a man, he descended, and we put him on board the Prince of Wales, as well as the remainder of the passengers. I went on hoard the Alfonso, where I experienced congratulation and every kindness. The Prince de Joinville, the commander, and tbe other persons on board gathered around us. There were one hundred and thirty-nine persons saved from the wreck on board ; many of these were women and children, partially naked. 1 saw all busy in clothing and comforting them ; but among the most zealous, kind, and active were Mr. and Mrs. Lynn, of the Waterloo Hotel, who were on board. Mrs. Lvnn went over the; poor children, seized tbem in her arms as they came on board, dried them, caressed l hem, and covered them in the best way she could, Mr. Lynn supplied the fainting with brandy and wine, and the less helpless with hot soups, meats, &c. The conduct of both was the subject of general admiration, and the poor poured on them inces. sant thanks and prayers. The Alfonso brought us to the Mersey, and the gentlemen denired us, if we wished, to remain on board all night. The Dia'e concluded his narrative without mentioning the praise bestowed on himself. We understand, however, that he was hichlv com plimented by the gentlemen on board the Alfonso, and that the passengers pressed upon him gratefully, with " God bless you ! you have saved our lives." THE BRAZILIAN CONSUL'S NARRATIVE. The following is the account given by Mr. J. R. Froes, tbe Brczilian vice-consul at Liverpool, who was on board the Alfonso steam frigate : We left the port on Thursday morning, at ten o'clock. The Alfonso was commanded by Captain de Ltiboa. We had on board, among a large party, the Duke and Duchess d'Aumale, the Prince and Princess de Joinville, the Marquis de Lisboa, the Brazilian Minister, the Chevalier de Lisboa, Admiral Grenfell and daughters, &c. We first saw a ship on fire a little alter 12 o'clock. The order was uiven immediately to steer for her. By the time we got to within hailing distance all her masts were gone ; we ourselves saw the main and fore masts gone. We dropped anchor as soon as wc got up to her, and we were then as near as the flames would permit. As we could not run alongside we lowered without delay four boats, and sent them to her, with an officer in charge of each. Admiral Grenfell and tbe Marqui de Lisboa jumped into another, and also rowed for her. Subsequently she let fall one of the paddle life-boats. This assistance was timely ; by these means we saved 15G persons. There was great confusion, but there was nothing neglected on the part of the officers and crew of our frigate. The boats brought the survivors alongside of us. and one by one were hauled on deck, all of them more dead than alive. We did all we could for them. The women and children received every attention ; the children particularly were carefully looked after by the Princess Joinville and the Duchess d'Aumale. The two princes, elsewhere, gave every assistance in their power, and used every possible exertion in seconding the captain in his arduous exertions. The whole party on board the Alfonso interested themselves most nobly first, for the preservation of the unfortunate passengers on the Ocean Monarch; and next, for the comfort and benefit of the survivors. The persons on board the Alfonso gave up nearly all their wearing apparel for the poor passengers: many of them, for the relief of others, divested themselves almost completely of clothing. We thought at half-past one that we bad picked up all the ; crew of the Ocenn Monarch ; but we have since beard that two are miisine. Mr. Littledalc's yacht had arrived to give succour before us. The Prince of Wales steamer (on her passage hence to Bangor) came soon after us. We saw the Cambria (Welsh mail boat) pa3, but she never hove to, and showed no inclination to give assistance. It is said in town that she did signal to other boats to look out, but we never saw the signal on board the Alfonso. The people on board the Prince of Wales deserve every credit for humanity ; they made immense exertions, nnd succeeded. 1 believe, in getting off twenty-persons. The seaman who so distinguished himself in saving life was Frederick Jerome; he belonged to the New World, which was lying near. He u, I understand, a native of Portsmouth (we have heard from another quarter that he is an American). His efforts were incredibly great ; at the very least he himself preserved ten persons from destruction. His gallantry was conspicuous. The Prince de Joinville noticed him, and, when he came on board after his labours, called him on deck, shook hands warmly with him, complimented him eagerly, and in a manner most princely presented him with a handful of gold coins. We returned to the Soyer about eight o'clock, and we then landed I-I5 passengers; some of them were put on board the President. We were not able to make any very complete arrangements, but we got .surgeons fur the wounded and disabled, and saw that they were well looked after. There were very few of those with us seriously injured. I think out of 15i we got off, not more than ten have been much wounded. It is very difficult to estimate the exact lass of life. There were 339 persons, passengers and crew, on board the Ocean Monarch, and after accounting for all those as yet known to have been saved, there still remain 174 people missing. The princes left Liverpool this morning for London. They have left behind them a handsome donation for the, benefit of the survivors." The burning ship went down at. about one a.m. on Friday. The fallowing id a Iit of the passengers : Cdin A.siiMJEM.-Ur. r.il Mtw, Brown, Mr- S mthwortli. Thorn ai Ilcnrr, J. K. r'e!'ow. a-i.: Mr. Otag, li nf whom e nld to h -re bern Sicca: D Class Cadis l'AHiteeRs.-Mr. Jmc 5nJ !lt, lUmr ; tfrt. Howinl call. . Kqim:i1 ; Mr. KiTviii ; Mr. Keper intl iw CMIdie i ; Mira Maria Rui.rMor Wr. SIn.c. Mr. II. P.twe'l. Mr. Brltow, Mr. M uiphr. an 1 four othr. Stmiacb r'AsK!Es. Vrv J. hn OIeton, HiftiarJ Q.cciu M -u:re M-ita:o, M chci K.cminR. J 'tin K.traina;. Thuir.si Hil, J.ttu Br nil, MirLtn PihertT. K!(.t Crtwley. R.lei Cfonl'T, Uarhy Sal ivn. Geoffrey Sul.ivan, Halric GuflV, Vu ir.y II -hIt. Ju'ia. D.umv, J. DrumT. Kok?-e CrnJon, Pat.-icK Rtan, Mrt Kfan, Catherine Ran. U.Uoliti, K len Uotu, Davia jaolan. John MuUn. CMherinr Unr, June ana (arr Mary Caahrum. Mary Laithmai, lirjrtvhmjB. NncT UiMnm, Daibjr Ciihmia, Maurice Uaihmo. Edtaunl C-i'l.man, WilUa-n ltron. Mryarnc anil Thomas AoJrra-o, Allrc IJraron. J j,n Hnuon, fAirtck M'Manua ; Ann, J.ina. Tn&tnia, Calbennr, and Wi;:iam UetrnMa Mny Smith n-l mfait ; Ai n M'Uinui, Mary Wynn. Mary Ann Rieraon i-.Unr, Phi ii Kcjb, Patric UfR-lr. James Menta.h. Mr. Mciitah ml :n'nl. Jn-: Mtr.itaa.ri, Ji.hn and Kmtna Be!l, Jamr-i Heir, John Cnta!t A -n amilti, Vf.er dn, Hicvd Ct.i. Marr Crook, Martha Kvrrtuw and in-fait, Ai nd Mary .Mine Kersitaw. R cht.d Waiaii, Usjy Bar.-ia W. tireenh- ur. Hcnrr Puritr, VA. Hanlan, SamuM lM.inra'e. J-met a -n Mar Sal;, Sarah 1J. Ilearf wwte, W.i.urrd Kee4n, B, iter Mulv.r-tr, CathcjUe CoyJe, Micha:! K'n. D-n- 1 M.nr'in. Uirhie K.urkr, Tho naa Junrantio Ann Oonlitin-Wilium 1 i ii. M', '!, MVr Af n Kitiafl. Bricajf F.mn. Mary K.naa. Jans Kj-htiM. Junra titer, j,,i,n W.ck;eMn, E i ha Bnnite Ma-t&'et Flood and djiuhter, cnJie re an tiA Uct Klj.t, Man i el H'Canti'-r, 3-rah and Mirciiet Hau un. (!( Turn l.ifoo. IV: rr Writrsleawurth, Rebrr.i, ji)ra, n ! Sarn A:i-a . ticma Joutt, Vr. Joma Jan Nolan, M.rcaret Nu sn, WU iam Mtvtty. J 'ph B:wln, Mr. 5. Nreaora, Sril Ne.rm, E Iward Si-o n, Jne Nrriom, bmanii. t Uua-hcs, Mra. Iluhts acd Infa-.r, Mrs. II, Puwrl', Ja-ph Uutferrorih i""" uij.i, rfu.innn na.y, jo. n. iMfflu, ami r euencit Bionn. Mra Hrow-i aril infan. fj"ierm-. Ma r ant rmbeila mark. tVi liam t.miiM n -,.,,.. -y " wiHi.i'.a.ii'i,Ar(. iDJ j Bury i r. umio, j am-a tt oo-l Den: ary O 11 ni i n. J.hirnah Tutjln, Johanuah Carey, Samuel and JohJ limbo I Hlin.. Jnhn Uurfir l.mn M ' VI h A r..iF.,r n.i.. c.i7...' and M-rr Jon . a Wimm and Mariaret L'oyJ Ellia Be 1, Den t Corcoran, Ji.n Doheriy, Ja:ue ftmrr, JJiuea Connor. Man. are t U'G:e, Jaset Nit1, Dominie lu'fAa, Janic. M-artt. Calhrrint, Kill, Johasnah and ane Rjnayae Jamca, Marr.'fl'i Ewli looker. Brttf SsJIjw, Junta Railel ft, John J.hnian T.omn.ani Jrt. rtmra'l. Jam-a WlnitnlT. I.ewia Owell. Marr Piiltan. Jann MLuiuhUn, Eiwatd r,.i J jhi Uolan. Bill :t an-1 Clhrin O' tiara. Wuiiam Han. li, J.:m A'Maso , Th.jmaa Kr-vauiJa, raomn, Mary Ann-. au1 Jamea Lut-r Jam-a and Bridce; Dunea. S.moel riaMlnc. Joieph Shread, Will,m. Fithrr' beih. inl li.;a Parkina.n an-1 lnst, Thomaa anil J ana J r-t. Wiiham Rarnum, Ail!ur, (. Patrick, a-.d Kate D innail, Wliliam Tovtuf, Catherine Wsrtmrton, Fdwar! HurUef. Norry arid Jnlla tlaVtn. alary HeV-lre'cafhene Ke Iv, Nu.ry De.uta. aB1 j0ho Callaghan, Mar Ourran, John alornah. iarrrh prate of great distress at the fate of her poor children, who were all lost. On reaching tbe Mersey, Mr. Littledale immediately communicated with Mr. Dowliruj, and arrangements were made for accommodating those who were friendless and penniless at the wurkhoute for the night. " We underhand that as soon as the alarm was given, tbe two boats belonging to the ship were lowered. The mate, with some of the crew and passengers, got into one, and a portion of the crew and passengers got into tbe other. M Sixteen penoni arrived last night at Seacombe, having been picked np by a fishing boat. Messrs. Parry, of the hotel, treated them in a very hospitable manner. They crossed to Liverpool by the eight o'clock boat. Mr. Baker, the comedian, was on board, and a collection was made amongst the passengers for the relief of tbe poor sufferers, who had lost their all, and Z 4s., or 2s. 9d. for each of the sixteen, was collected and divided amongst them. Amongst these were six seamen. One poor Irishxnau and his sister were also amongst the number. The sister was rescued by the brother seizing her by tbe hair of the head just as she was sinking. , , . " When they landed at the pierhead, some of their messmates, who had arrived in the yacht, greeted the new comers in the most tender terms, and tbe meeting of these hardy sons of Neptune, after their 4 hair-breadth' escape, is described as one of the most affecting. The men actually hugged each other in a rough, but hoaest embrace, and tears were drawn from many of the spectators who witnessed the touching scene. Th- men inquired eagerly after others of their comrades, and tears, both of joy and sorrow, ran down their cheeks." ADDITIONAL AND LATEST PARTICULARS. LIVERPOOL, Saturday Evening. This fearful catastrophe produced yesterday the deepest gloom in the town, and, as usual, blame was very freely imputed to individuals the captain, the mate, and the crew. Much indignation, too, was excited by a report that the captain of the Cambria declined to render Assistance within his power. The simple facts relieve all these from censure. Tbe captain did not leave until the crew had gone. The chief mate merits every praise, and the captain of the Cambria, ignorant of the extent of the disaster, did not think it necessary to do more than to draw attention to the signal of distress. As we understand it, he was on his way from Bangor to Liverpool, and first saw the Ocean Monarch when three miles distant. He passed her, and when two miles on this side of her had bis attention called to her signals of distress. There was then nearer to her the yacht, the New World, another ship, aod going towards her the Alfonso and tbe Prince of Wales. Having 200 pasi angers on board, being short of coal?, and deeming abundant assistance available, be continued his voyage. The captain of the Orion steamer, it would appear, came to the same conclusion . for he too proceeded on to this port. The Prince of Wales s'eamer arrived shortly after five o'clock yesterday afternoon. She had been anxiously looked for since three, and on the vessel's approach there was a rush made by the crowd to learn what passengers bad been saved. The gallant captain, wto stood on the paddle-box, was hailed with a round of hearty and spontaneous cheeriug, a gratifying and becoming tribute to tbe exertions of himself and crew. It was found that the great majority whom the vessel had been the means of saving had been handed on board tbe Brazilian frigate. The number on board the Prince of Wales were niueteen, namely, James RadclifT, from Sleaford ; Edward Sherwen, of Glossop ; William Molin, Mitchell's Town, County of Cork ; Hugh Armand, of this town (one of the Ocean Monarch's crew) ; Catherine Dwyer, Mitchell's Town ; Johanna Rowen, of Manchester ; Mary Dimeen, of Killarney ; Samuel Fielden, of Glossop; Arthur Donelly, county of Armagh : Johanna Kelly, Killarney ; two little, girls, SarAh Ann and Sophia Hill, from Rochdale ; a little girl three years old, who eould only speak Irish, and gave her name as Kate ; and a girl named Roper from Iiilston, daughter of a woman in the Northern Hospital. The poor creatures were huddled together for warmth in the engine-room, They spoke in high terms of the kindness with which they had been treated on board the Prince of Wales. One of the party had been picked np floating a spar, nearly three miles from tbe scene of tbe disaster. Samuel Fielding, of Glossop, another of her passengers, was the very last picked from the burning wreck. He is an aged man, and seeing no hopes of safety, he took up the girl Roper in his arms, and lodged near tbe bow of the vessel, awaited his fate. After dreadful suspense tbe brave Jerome, whom so many tongues have blessed, came to his deliverance, and lowered him, with the child in his arms, into a boat below. The old man's hands were seriously burnt. At an early stage of tbe calamity the clothes of some of the females took fire, and the poor creatures ran madly amongst their unhappy comrades, huddled together near the bow. Yesterday evening we visited Regent-street and the other streets at tbe north end of the town, where tbe unfortunate survivors have taken up their temporary residence. Never did we witness such squalid masses of human beings as these survivors present. Most of them are women, some with burns on their necks and shoulders, produced by tbe hla2tng masts and spars, and others with black eyes and contused wounds upon various parts of their persons, caused bv frequent surges on the tops of the waves against broken spars and the hull of the burning wreck. We have bsen favoured with the following communication from a gentleman who was on board the Prince of Wales. The narrative is fearful, graphic, and will be read with interest : We lelt the Mersey tms morning at eleven, a.m., and had not proceeded far before we descried ahead of us whnt we conceived to be a steamboat from the smoke we saw, but as u c came nearer a sheet of red fire was clearly perceived, and the Br&zilian steam frigate Alfonso, lying at anchor not far from her ; by-and-bye corpses were seen floating Jtast us in considerable numbers. The boats were then immediately owered and mnnued. As soon as the men were in the first boat a poor fellow quite naked was seen floating, supported by a life buoy. They made for bim and got him on board ; as they were coming alongside the vessel a child, two or three years old, was also picked up, but life was nearly extinct, and it expired a fewminutea after it was taken on board. We were, I dare say, about 100 yards from her bow, where all the poor unfortunate creatures were, some holding by ropes, others stowed away beneath the bowsprit; many were young children, fourteen of whom were saved and, in fact, they were the whole that were on the wreck by a noble and brave fellow named Frederick Jerome, an Englishman of the New World, who fearlessly ventured his life, by plunging himself into the sea with a rope made fast round the upper part of his body, and eventually succeeded in rescuing the poor creatures, who had not the power or resolution to throw themselves off, so that they might be picked up by the boats. He calmly slung one after another safely down a perilous task indeed and by different modes they were rescued from their awful situation. Words are inadequate to convcv to you the thrilling sensation the vessel's appearance occasioned in all of us each one anxious to do something if he could to render assistance ; but, alas, tbe pitching of our vessel in a fierce and heavy sea, with part of her bowsprit sails hanging over the bow, caused such imminent danger to those in the boats, that instead of saving the lives of those on board the burning vessel, they ran a very great risk of losing their own. Much had been done, thank God ; but more I think, could have been if that noble spirit and judgment bad been sooner exerted which generally actuate a British seaman, by adopting a mode which was at last resorted to, und which proved so successful that not one life was lost, viz., what i nave out faintly descrtoed as the conduct ot the seaman Jerome. A beautiful characteristic feature of disinterested human kindness was shown by an old man from Glossop, about sixty years of age. He sat on the edge of one of the sides of the bead beneath the bowsprit, holding in his arms a beautiful child, from two to three vears old. The old mnn says it clung to him after its mother had sunk, and he took it in his arms till he and it were saved. One young female from Rochdale is saved who had five friends on board. Each of her fire relations took hold of a rope to slide down, to be within reach, as they thought, of the boats around, but they all, one after another, were launched into eternity before her eyes. Though seeing what happened to her friends, she nevertheless was in the act of following their example, when a female snatched the rope from her and met the same fate as those who had used it before. She in consequence was deprived, as she thought, of having a. chance of saving her life, and remained, she said, perfectly resigned to her fate ; but Providence had interfered and given her a way to escape that she did not expect. When the Prince of Wales came up with the Ocean Monarch she had both anchors down, with a strong wind and a heavy sea running, which accounts for so many being on tbe fore part; indeed it was the only part they could retain, for whew we first saw her no other part was tenable. A female, in the early part of the disaster, had let herself down with a rope, and had got, I believe, on or very near a piece of wreck alongside, but no sooner had she descended than the heading of the troubled sea, and pieces of wreck that were around her, twisted her twofold, as it were ; her lifeless body was fast fixed to some rigging ropes that bad warped round it, and at every rise and fall of the billows there was this woful spectacle p relented tj our eves. The living we had te secure, and could not risk our lives to save her poor remains. We also observed a female form with a child clasped firmly in her arms floating away, but life perfectly extinct." The following is a copy of a list with subscriptions at the Exchange News Room : ' For the relief of the unfortunate sufferers of calamities on board the Ocean Monarch. Donations are solicited for the purchase of provisions, clothing, and for travelling expenses of the survivors having escaped only with their lives. The agents of the ship will provide a free nassaee for thoiii RtpRraee n&sseni'era who desire to nro- ceed to America, and return -the passage money to those who wish to return to their friends." Baring Brothers and Co. 50, Harriden and Co. .50, Brown Shipley 20, Fielden Brothers X"20, and many others. Three bodies were washed ashore yesterday at Hoy lake. One person on board lost his wife and child and iSOO. ine ucean 3ionarch was the property of Messrs. .noch irain and vi uuaiuu, auu losureu lor J&-o,UUU ; ucr cargo is atuu iu uatc Delafield, and Co., with the tire-escapes were in prompt attendance, and, there being an abundant supply of water, by one o'clock on Saturday morning the fire was materially extinguished, bat not until the premises in Holbom were entirely gutted, not so much as a single floor rcmaimmr. The warehouses in Nevtnn.(tnt at liWwW nartiaUv destroyed, and several of the adjoining houses damaged. It is not known uuw ciLueir ui luc urcs unginaieu. dit of being a large holder. Tbe Cortea at Lisbon had befwr the country is tranquil at present. Mexican Bonds havTbeen i frpra a letter addressed to the agents of the English hon?JL.xtr THE FUNDS. CITY, Saturday, Aug. 26. Before everything connected with financial and City matters, the statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer- necessarily excites the attention and remark of capitalists and men of business. Judging by tbe separate votes for supply," the impression has been entertained fur tbe last few days that there would be application made to Parliament for power to raise money in cose of need, but it was surmised that there might be no immediate necessity for using that power, and that if Sir Charles Wood so felt inclined, he could borrow the amount required from tbe Bank, or postpone a loan in the open market until next Tear, From what transpired in Parliament last night, elsewhere fully reported in The Observer, it appears that there is an actual deficiency of two millions sterling, or less than was contemplated when the increased Income-tax was proposed early in tbe year. The calculation, however, includes no provision for the future wants of Ireland, and as the accounts are conflicting, though upon the whole more favourable, and the breadth of potatoes planted is stated to be so much larger than last year, the best course probably is to await later information, to act as circumstances may require, and to submit the case hereafter to Parlia ment. The highest opinion is entertained in the City of the plan of affording advances for drainage purposes, both as an advantageous method of giving employment, and of securing a permanent improvement of the land, and yet without the miserable alternative of sinking money for eleemosynary purposes. Whether the revenue of the country will improve hereafter to an extent requisite to equalise the income and expenditure, must depend mainly upon the preservation of peace ; but as the system of adding to the Funded or Unfunded Debt of the country cannot possibly be pursued in time of peace by any Ministry having the national welfare at heart, it is consolatory, in the view of met can tile men, who suffer grievously by a derangement of the revenue, that retrenchment bas been commenced, and that more is promised. With respect to the most fitting plan of raising the required two millions, tbe creation of permanent debt finds favour as a matter of business in the Stock Exchange, while even traders are somewhat apprehensive ol Government competition in borrowing of the Bank of England upon Deficiency Bills. Under ordinary circumstances and towards the end of the financial quarter the Treasury is usually indebted to the Bank for cash temporarily advanced to pay the dividends. If to this were to be added a loan of two millions, and there should be yet one or two millions of specie exported, as appears probable notwithstanding Sir Charles Wood's hope, founded upon the Bank return of, the I2th instant, that the drain has ceased it might be found that trie rate of interest would have to be decidedly advanced In Thread needle-street, and that the bankers and discount brokers, even without experiencing any actual scarcity, would be chary of affording the usual accommodation. The bullion in tbe Bak coffers does not now exceed 13,371,547, and we certainly expect to see it lower before long. The Chancellor, therefore, as is conceived, will act most prudently by either issuing Exchequer Bills, negotiable in the open market, or by creating Stock. Permanent burdens imposed upon the country are certainly uo palate-able, because there usually ensures an obliviousness in official quarters that mitigates the anxiety to make the account "square" hereafter by retrenchment ; but in the present state of tbe Money Market we cannot suppose that there would be the slightest difficulty, whether upon bills or stock, in raising twice or thrice the amount needed. The great consideration, we think, should be, not to bring the Government in competition with the private trader, as an applicant for accommodation at tbe Bank of England. The tone of the Stock Market has been very tranquil this week, but in general the tendency of prices has been upwards. The weather has been more propitious, and the accounts from the provinces have been of rather a favourable character. Many of the speculators for an advance have been calculating that Government could obtain all it needed of the Bank, and this also has led to Bome operations for a rise; but the whole business done has been trifling, owing to the absence from town of a number of the usual dealers. The variation in Consols has been 1 per cent. In the Unfunded Debt there have been a few sales. Bank Stock has been maintained at about previous rates.' The Tbree-and-a-Quarter per Cents, have varied with Consols, From the commencement of business on Monday morning, up to its termination yesterday afternoon, the fluctuations' in tbe Funds have been as follows : In the Three per Cent. Consols, from 85J to 86J ; in the Three per Cent. Reduced, from 85J to SO ; in the New Three-and-a-Quarter per Cents., from 8GJ to 87g ; and in the Long Annuities, from 8 13-10 to 8 15-16. Exchequer Bills have receded from 28s. to 38s premium, and India Bonds from 25s. to 19s. premium. Bank Slock has been steady at 19& to 199. and East India Stock at 238 to 240. Consols for Account have been 85 to 80. After the trifling reduction in the stock of bullion at the Bank of England, exhibited by the weekly statement to the 12th inst., the impression prevailed in many quarters that the withdrawal of tbe precious metals had, at least for the present, almost entirely ceased, and it appears by the return before us, to tbe 19th inst., that such is the case, Although we are still of opinion that tbe internal circulation absorbed a proportion, we believe that the unfavourable weather bas also led to exports of coin, and that more may be expected to go. The Bank's profits would be enhanced by the abstraction of a million or two, and by a brisker demand for money, but a drain once commenced is apt to excite unpleasant reminiscence's, and some little nervousness. Tbe way in which the bullion is withdrawn is shown clearly enough to be still by a lessening of the deposit accounts, and not by an increased demand for accommodation upon bills and other securities, but the effect of this movement has been counteracted bv thp imoort from Ruiaiit and other places. The Exchequer balance increased to a fair amount. The notes issued amounted to 2G, 763,643, an increase of 09,720. The active circulation was 18,313,335, an increase of 147.010. The notes unemployed were 8,450.310, a decrease of 77,890. The bullion was 13,371,547, an increase of 6,55G. The Dr. side of the banking account gives the Rest at 3,608,790, an increase of 3,348 j the public deposit at 4,545,093, an increase of 712,957 ; and tbe other deposits at 8,575,809, a decrease of 864,704. The Seven-day and other bills were 1,101,209, an-increase of 13,185. On the Cr. page the Government securities were at the same amount as previously, and the other securities were 10,8G2,959, an increase of 5,S49. The amount of bullion exported from London this wei-k to Thursday last was 393,400 ounces of silver, all but 2,000 ounces to Rotterdam and Hamburgh, and 1.0G5 ounces of gold, exclusive of 840 ounces not included in the return made up at the date of our last. The transactions in Bills of Exchange have been very limited this week, but yesterday afternoon the rates were a little firmer. Sales have been pressed again this week in the colonial markets, and this has depressed prices and checked the inclination to buy. The deliveries either for home consumption or exportation do not appear to be quite so good as they were, but tbe arrivals are also more moderate. Rice and grain have been dearer, but the former has receded a little within the last two days. Wheat is about 5s. higher. Sugar has had a moderate sale, and coffee has been in very limited request. Cotton, indigo, saltpetre, rum, and metals have been very little inquired for. Molasses are firmer, as they ate te be allowed to be used in distilleries without restriction. Either as regards local news or arrivals this has been a quiet day in the City. The accounts from Paris prepare us for some excitement on account of tbe intended impeachments, and express apprehension as to the number of bankruptcies that will occur in consequence of nrivate liuinpromueinui oeing auoweu. The accounts from the provinces are more favourable concerning the wcaiuer, out report mucn uuincss in trade. The market for the Public Securities bas been depressed to-day on account of the disappointment which some of the speculators hare experienced at the determination of Sir Charles Wood to replenish the Treasury by a loan or an issue of bills, but it is onlv anion? thr Tiiills in tbe Stock Exchange that this causes any surprise, for many expected a less favourable result. The foreign news not being altogether good had its effect likewise, however, coming upon the heels of yesterday's sudden advance. Consols were 85 to 8G when tbe market opened, and closed at SG to & for both next week and the 7th proximo. The New Three-and-a-Quarter per Cents, were marked 86$ to 8G. and the Three per Cents. 86& to g. Bank Stock was nominally 196,- to 1984. Exchequer Bills were marked 32s. to 35s. premium, and India Bonds under 1.000, 20s. to 23s. premium.: The settlement in the English Stock Market is fixed for the 7th Sept. Kxch. uills, 33s. pre m. India Bonds, l'js. pm. Ditto Stock, 210 Consols for Ace, 86 5Z Gil co, jdicr.ae! Ljnrh. M artartf, E.ttn, Marr, mJTtitniai Smith. Pa'ifck Tlrwl. Bsc. El an HutTi. Oreo t'uriev. Pi&nrta Spcnwr, Mtry Waiburtcn 0J tr.far!t : Amur M con. Ma;y Ana Nraai-.h. Aelrs Cu4dr, Fratciaaad Ca;heine Wwd. I Margaret Oo-mlr. Eslen sod Br .Jwi T.rc-- Mary, Sarah and Grorse Tailor Rcl ! aaca. Green. William Mku. E len K.lleher aod infant, D.lIcI anJ I Utehael alee, on, Nancr N!n. Aon Uu phr, Einabfth. Janr, a:d Jaaiea U'LtUanJ, Mary M4rKuire. Bii.:xet a-.J Marr GoffneT, and Mchel Kcegaf. M r. Whiston Driston was a passenger in the state room. There were in all six first-class cabin passengers, 20 second-class cabin passengers, one state room passenger, and 321 steerage passengers making a total of 34S. The names of the second-class cabin passengers are in the possession of the captain, it bring a privilege allowed him to keep the passage money obtained from those who went into that cabin. Those of the saved passengers who choose to proceed out by the Hope, on the 2Sth inst., or by the Sunbeam, on the 3d proximo, will be sent out by tbe Messrs. Harnden, by either of those vessels. Great numbers of the saved, however, have been so terrified by what they witnessed and suffered, that they yesterday called at the office in Waterloo-road, for the passage money they bad paid, and it was promptly refunded to them. Tbe passage mooey amounted in the aggregate to about 1,300. The fare in the first cabin was 20 ; in the second, 12 in the state room, 5 ; steerage, first deck, 4, second deck, 3 10s. The following additional particulars appear in the Liverpool Mercurr. " The following are the names of the persons rescued by the Queen of the Ocean : " Snn : Cspr, Mardock, William Jaraei Moore, carpenter, George Vane, William Blodgeit, Jonathan Heer, Richard Brandon, John M'Lsurhltn, Christian Christian, Tboisas Hiter, Christopher J. Austin, Adam Jones, Caas. D. Lccke, Wilhara R. Ncelind, liac Stockwell, C. Nasen, J. Keeler, W. H. Pratt, S. Moray, H. Colvcr.ard H. J one. " Passmen: Whiston H. Briitow. Laadon ; Patrick WMamit, John Horridir, Patrick Orecan, Patrick M'Mahon, Pitiick Griffin, J. Kelly, Dennis Cochran-, P(tr Smith; Anna Roper, dilaton, Birmingham ; Mary Mtmire. county Cavia ; Mary Cary, Thurlcs. A.mougtt the latter was a poor, woman, who, with her three children, was proceeding to America to join her husband. She was ia a Co been worth uo wards of on ruvi Every vessel arriving at Liverpool from the direction where the mournful event happened is boarded by hundreds, inquiring if any of the sufferers had been picked np, and for fresh information. Several bodies have been brought to Liverpool. No doubt a searching investigation will be gone into as to the cause of the fire. DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. , , , . Uq Inuriday morning a fire broke out shortly after two o clock in the buildings attached to the Charlton station of tbe West Kent Railway, at that part near the tunnel at Charlton. Messengers were despatched to town for the engines, and those of tbe Loudon establishment and tbe West of England arrived shortly before three o'clock. Water could not be procured in a sufficient quantity, and the flames made sad havoc. Plenty of assistance, however, was at band, and about one thousand sleepers were saved. By five o'clock all danger ceased ; but the loss will be at least 1.000. The fire is supposed to have originated in tbe engine-room. On Friday night, shortly after eleven o'clock, two fires burst out almost simultaneously one in Long-acre, and the 'other in High Holborn. At the former the flames were first observed proceeding from the shop front of the European Coffee-house, No. 53, in that thoroughfare. The fire at that time was mounting from the ground floor to tbe upper portion of the building, from which the residents with difficulty escaped. The engines attended with promptitude, but in spite of the exertions of the firemen the fire was not quenched until they had burned the back portion of the building out. The second discovery was made by policeman F 145, by seeing flames bursting through the fanlight over tbe door of Mr. Hart, wholesale hat and cap merchant, No. 205, High Holborn. The building was of considerable magnitude, the frontage in Holbom extending into New ton -street. The inmates were at the time in their bed-rooms, and made an attempt to descend the stairs, but were met by such a large sheet of flame that they were forced to retreat and get upon the roof, when the houses on either side being separated from the one on fire by a high wall it was only by-climbing up the walls the residents were enabled to escape. As it was two females were nearly suffocated by the smoke. The engines of the brigade, County, West of England, and the brewery of Messrs. Combe, Red. Annuities. Consols, 861 H 6 New 3 per Cents., 8"U Lone Annuities. 8 15-10 Settling days in tbe month of August Ticket day for Registered anares utn ; Account aay Jiat. In the position of the Railway Share Market, on tbe whole, it can scarcely be sa:i that there was early this week any change for the better, but matters hare since become more favourable, and as holders are not pressing sales, and the Funds have risen a little, we have the usual result rather an increased disposition to buy. With tbe majority of persons the lowest values are not generally tempting, for they invariably conceive that there is then something very rotten," not taking into due consideration the fact that speculation, extravagant rumours, extraneous circumstances, or a temporary change of opinion arising from capaciousness and timidity rather than inquiry and conviction, have as much to do with the variation in prices as any bona fide cause. Undoubtedly share property, even more than Government Securities, is dependent on the trading prosperity of the country, and tbe weather being variable, while the half-yearly reports of some lines have been unfavourable, the recent and we mar even say still prostrate condition of me snare market is easily accounted for. ine extreme range this week in Great Western shares has been 24, in North Western 4, ia Great North of England 11, in York and Berwick Ij, in Caledonian , in Brighton 1, in South Western 4, in South Eastern 2, and in Midland 5 per share. To-day the market for shares was rather Matter, sympathising ia this respect with the Funds, but not a great deal of business was done. Mexican Minister of Finance. ' I acquainted the Pieudent wales, oy instruction ire letterm of the 7th of Amil request the supreme Government iae oiriaenas waicaareowtBg, HU excellency states y tic Resident with your representation "of the nh i from the Committee of Boid!d?ra! com. il and 1st of ttay hut, m bleh voo- " dr it to take the necessary steps forth naS?1 ,0 corTesDondioa-to th fTJ?fm of public, and to cover the amount belonging to the reueMotlcn fIJ i ought to have been appropriated thereto, duriag the last two veara rf.u-T the respective orders to the maritime custom bouses aod to lb ."C tion of 'the tobacco revnme, to hold at yourdUPaaltbat rorucnThl?"-ducu destined, agreeably to the agreement, for the expressed BcrtLi r.IW' demotion and pvmit of the dividends of the foreign debt. pWie 01 Tbe law cf tbe 14th of Juoe ia prohibit Gorernment from rtiaM the amount which tbe United States oif America are to pi? ibSi the indemnity to which you and the Committee of Bondholder. aUnjrDtIC f iag of the said payment, and for this cause the Governmeat cannot d!? the said indemnity. B "Wiia " The jame is not the ewe with the 20 per cent, duties of msritin. housei of Vera Crux and Tampico, and tfcoie of exportation of silw the port ofthesorith.imce these will be separated and r? Ifgioui da!Xb for which purpose tbe accessary order ate already issued." "euTered, The bondholders have no hope but in perseverance, which even -. we are inclined to think, will effect some good. The Northern JZJ; have been firmer this week. cunues The fluctuation this week to last evening has been in Spanish a,; Bonds Ui to J2f the Three per Cent. 22 to 23,, Portugese Sj! per Cents. 18 to 20. Mexican 16 to 17, Russian lOOto Ql 'f&SfiEZ 71ito73,DutchTwo-and-a-HaU per (int.. 44 to 441, SdStjlW per (.cuts. U to il. The Foreign Securities have been raj quiet to-day, with the exora tion of Portuguese, which have attracted ome attention, the Four Cents being 20 to 20J, a further slijht d ranee upon the previom ratetl Spaniib Three per Cents, were 22J to J. Mexican were 161 to Tkeu! were the only bargains, and the list subjoined will furnish the prices. t, ? . ' - u "c pc:ut ruragsAnviun u nxeu lortne 3it inst. rvriugucso per venu., 20M 9ft Spanish Consols, 12 j Ditto 3 ptr Cents., 22H Ditto Passive, 3 Dutch 2 per Cents.. 44 unto 4 per cents., 71 Belgian, 69 70 Brazilian, 72 3 Chilian, 86 Ecuador. H 2i Grenada, Hi 12 Mexican (1837), IG31 Funds. The Rmtet at Paris have fluctuated since our W French from about 70:73 to 74 for the Five per Cents., and from 43-25 to I n iui uh mm jft: i vein.. COURT AND FASHIOlVABIaE. OSBORNE MOND A Y. The verv unfavourable statw af thr wnntVior tViii Mnmim, n-nt.j her Majesty and his Royal Highness Prince Albert, or any of the roytl nis serene nignness tbe I'nnee ol Hohenlohe Linsenbonre and Prince Victor Hohenlohe tonk leave of hsr ViMhi nnd tv.. tj- and left this morning. ' The Princess of Uohcnlobe Langenbourg and tbe Princesses Eliia, Adelaide, and Feodora remain. OSBORNE TUESDAY. The unfavourable state of the weather nreventfr W V.;.r,..j Prince Albert from taltinr their usual earlv walk this mornine h,, rain ceasing soon after ten, the Queen and his royal highness Bremen. The Queen and Prince Albert, and their illustrious visitors, accompanied by the Prince of Wales, Princess Royal, Prince Alfred, and rnncess Alice, attended tbe regatta at fJowes in the afternoon. OSBORNE WEDNESDAY. The Queen and Prince Albert toolc their usual earlv walk tin. ing, and the younger branches of the royal family walked and rode in tbe grouuds, us well as the illustrious visitors at present remiininp. Tu. .1: : t-..i - r tr . iu)oi uinuci pmi.) iuuiuucu iuc 1UWC9I ui invui, uay Ann Maria Dawson, and the Baroness de Speth. OSBORNE THURSDAY. c The Queen and Prince Albert, accomnanied bv the rounr hinvM of the royal family, and by her Serene Highness the Princes Hohenlohe, walked thia morning in tbe grounds and park at an early hoar. The Earl Spencer arrived at Osborne thia afternoon, and remains on a visit to her Majesty and bis royal highness. r lac royai dinner parry included tier Koyai Highness the Duchesi of Kent, Lady Anna Maria Dawson, Baroness de Speth, and Earl Spencer. OSBORNE FRIDAY. The Queen and Prince, accompanied by the Princess Hohenlohe sxid royal family, took an early walk this morning, and the Prince of Wales. Princess Royal; and younger branches of the royal family and of the Hohenlohe Langenbourgh family walked and rode on the grounds of Osborne. The royal dinner party included her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, her Serene Highness the Princess Hohenlohe Langenbourg and the Princess Eliza, his Serene Highness the Prince of Hesse, the EsrI Spencer, Lady Anna Maria Dairaon, and the Baroness de Speth. Her Majesty held a Privy Council at Osborne at one o'clsck tn.dsy. It was attended by his Royal Highness Prince Albert, the Earl of Minto, Earl Grey, Earl of Auckland, Lord Campbell, Lord Morpeth, Esrl Fartescue, and Earl Spencer. Mr. C. Grerille was the clerk of the council in waiting. Masriagg in High Lifk. The marriaee of Ladv Csarolinft Amp. lia Grosvenor, fourth daughter of the Marquis and Marchioaeis of estaunsicr. ana me non. wuuam tlenry leign, eldest son ot Laid. Leigh, mis solemnised on Tuesday last at St. George's Church, Hano ver-square. The bridegroom, accompanied by Lord Leigh, arrived at half-past eleven o'clock, and awaited the arrival of tbe youthful bride in the vestry-room, who came in company with the Marchioness of Westminster, ine other members or both families had already congre. gated, and the religions site was forthwith proceeded with. His Grace the Archbishop of C.-interbury performed the ceremony. The fair bride was attended by the Ladies Octavia and Agnes Grosvenor and Mba Victoria Charlotte Grosvenor.herconsin.tbe Drideandbrideamaidibriac supplied with handsome bouquets from the well-known establishment of air. i. i . naming, iiinora-street. Alter tne registration ot the mir. riage the wedding party adjourned to Grosvenor House, where a sumptuous entertainment was given by the Marquis and Marchioness of Westminster to a large party, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, tile Marquis of Lansdowne, the Esrl and Countess of Arundel sod Surrey, Viscount and Lady Mary Parker, Lord Leigh, Lord Edward Fitzalan Howard, the Hon. R. Cnrzon and Baroness de la Zouche, Lord and Lady Robert Grosvenor and Miss Grosvenor, Field Msrihll and Mrs. Grosvenor, Sir James and Lady East, Hon. and Rev. H. and Hon. Mrs. Cholsoondelcy, Colonel and Mrs. Colville, Hon. Sliis Cnr-zon, Mr. H. Ii. Simpson, and the Earl Grosvenor and the Ladies Octavia and Agnes Grosvenor. Lady Leigh was prevented attending the mirrioge by the death of one of her grandchildren. At two o'clock the bride and bridegroom left town for Hatchford Park, the Earl of EUes-mere's seat, near Cobham, to pass the honeymoon. Death of Lieutenant-General G. G. C. L'Estbasge, C.B. We refrret to have to announce the demise of Lieuteaant-Geoeral George Guy Carleton L'Estrange, who expired on Monday last, at his seat in Yorkshire, aged 72 years. This gallant officer served with distinction during the Peninsnlar war, and conducted himself most bravely at the sanguinary battle of Albnera, where he commanded the 31 Re giment under Marshal Viscount Beresford, against the French army, commanded by Marshal Soult. For his gallant services on that occasion be received a medal. He was aubsequently employed on vsrious services. In 183, the colonelcy of the 95th Regiment became vacant, to which he was appointed by the Duke of Wellington, and on the demise of Maior-General Sir J. T)irWnn talrfnir nl,w fowmnBths back, he was removed to the Gist Regiment, which now becomes vsant by his decease. Death of Sir Robert Harland, Bart. This venerable bsnmet expired at his residence, Wherstead Lodge, on Friday morning week, in the 83d year of his age. The deceased baronet had held theoftce of hit h steward of the borough of Ipswich for the last twenty years. He hu left no issue, and the title becomes extinct. Death of Colonel George Moore. Died, on tbe 29th nit., on board the Earl of Hsrdwicke, on his passage home from Calcutta, aged 58, Colonel George Moore, of the 59th Regiment N. I.,. Bengal Presidency, after forty-four vears of arduous and uninterrupted service; commencing with the capture of the Cape of Good Hope under Sir David Baird. Aberdeen 19 uirmlDicnsm and Oxford Janclion 33 Bristol and Exeter 35 Caledonian i CbHteraad Holyhead 55 East Anglian 4 Eastern Counties 14, Ditto Northern and Eastern, 5 per Cent. . S0i East Lancashire 9 Eaat Lincolnshire .... Edinburgh & Glasgow 40 Gre Northern 10 Great southern and Western (Ireland) .. 20 Great Western 7 Ditto Quarter Shares.. 34 Unll and Selby QS Lancashire & Yorkshire 18 London & Blackwall .. i London, Brighton, and South Coast 282 umuonst .rmw eatern 1 1 5 London & Stb Western 40 Midland 90 31 33J 31 dia 23 20 dia 6 i 9 dia U pm 42 93 dia IB dis S dia 33 dia 100 16 dls 29t mexdiv 4 93 Manchester. Sheffield, aod Lincolnshire.... 56 5S Ditto Coaaolid. Una St Btrm 6 per Cent 115 117 Norfolk 61 64 North Britiah 19j 50J North StaSVrdshire.... 4, 35 dis Oxford, Worcester, & Wolverhampton .... 31 19 dia Shrewabury & Birm . . 6 S3 dia South Devon 13 17 South Eastern 239 36 Ditto Thirds, No. 4.... 3 3 dis South Wales 17 11 dia Wilts, Somerset, and Weymouth 17 13 dis York, Newcastle, and Berwick 30 31 York sc North Midland 61 63 Boulogne and Amiens 33 6 Dutch Rtieniib 7j 7 dia Northern of France ..43 4, dia Orleana & Bordeaux . . i 4 dia Paria and Lvooa 6 33 dia Paris and Orleana 23 27 Sambreand Meuae.... 2 2, The London and Westminster Bant shares have been quoted 21, the Union of London 10, the Colonial 4, the London Joint Stock 14, and the National of Ireland 17J to J. The Astnrian Mining Company's shares have been 2 to 21, the Bo-lanas scrip 2 to 3, the Australian 4, the Real del Monte unregistered 3, and tbe United Mexican 21. FOREIGN FUNDS. There has been a little more activity this week in Foreign Stocks, and prices have been rather buoyant for tbe Peninsular Bonds, bnt upon no specific grounds. Senor Mon, as Finance Minister of Spain, promises great reductions in expenditure, and the Duke of Valencia hopes that Government will be soon in a position to do something for the bondholders, remarking in his letter to Mr. Henderson that be (the duke) is personally interested in the matter. His grace, we know, has the cre- PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS AND OTHER EVENTS OF THE WEEK. In the House of Lords, on Monday, there was no business of any public interest. On Tuesday the Parliamentary Electors Bill was read a third time by a majority of 3, 31 having voted for it, and 23 against it. After transacting some other business of a routine character, their lordships adjourned till Thursday. On that day several bills were advanced a stage. On Friday there was no business of importance before them, and their lordships only sat a short time. In the House of Commons, on Monday, the house resolved itself into a committee of supply, when virions sums were voted for the pub lic service. Several bills were also forwarded a stage. On Tuesday the Sugar Duties Bill was read a third time and passed. Mr. Hemes brought forward a motion, having for its object to pledge the house to take into consideration early next session the reports of the Lords san Commons on the currency and the commercial distress of last year The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved the previous question. Eventually Mr. Herries withdrew bis motion. On Wednesday the house was chiefly occupied with voting the miscellaneous estimates. On Thursday the Diplomatic Relations with Rome Bill was considered in committee. Several clauses were agreed to. On Friday the Chancellor of the Exchequer brought forward bis financial statement, i the details of which we must refer our readers to another part of The Ofatrvtr. Yesterday the bouse met and sat for a short time. Several bills were forwarded a stage. The intelligence from abroad is favourable. The fears which were entertained in Paris of fresh disturbances have subsided, snd confidence asd commerce are reviving, and the funds have considerably improved. The Government ia growing in public estimation. The various accounts from the continent speak in hopeful terms respecting the Italian and Austrian affair. Thev anticipate an amicable settlement of the question. The sittings of the Dublin Election Committee have at length come to a close. Mr. Reynolds, the sitting member, ia declared to have been dnly elected, and to be possessed of the proper qualification. The accounts from Ireland represent that country aa being in a state of perfect tranquillity. The state trials have terminated. No verdict waa returned in the second trial of Doherty ; but John Martin wss found guilty, and sentenced to ten years' transportation. The sc-connts regarding the potato and com crops are also more favourable. The destruction of the former will not be nearly so great as was at first apprehended, nor the injury to the latter so large as was feared. The Bank returns are again favourable. There is an increase in ta amount of the bullion in the vaults of the Bank. It is small, it is true, being only 6,500, but it ia gratifying to see any increase, however small. Railway Sharea have considerably improved during the week- The week has been characterised by two events of the most pauun. character which have taken place for many years. On tbe southern coast, from Dundee to Wick, a hurricane occurred which hts ended ia a frightful loss of life. From eighty to one hundred boats engsged in the bening fishery were wrecked, each containing, on an average, three persons. In forty or fifty of these cases all in the boat have lost tiof Uvea, so that in round numbers 150 human beings have perished. The other catastrophe is that of the burning of the Ocean Monarch, bound to America, and having on board 399 persons, crew and passengers. The ship left the Mersey on Thursday ud had just got into the InsB Channel when the accident occurred. Nearly HO souls perished before aid could be afforded them by steam era which were at a short distance.

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