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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    Irish Catholic Chronicle And People s News of the Week Dublin, Ireland Saturday, 19th October 1867 FATAL STEAMER COLLISION IN BELFAST LOUGH The steamer Wolf,
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 23, 2003
      Irish Catholic Chronicle And People's News of the Week
      Dublin, Ireland
      Saturday, 19th October 1867

      The steamer Wolf, between Belfast and Glasgow on outward passage on Tuesday
      night, went down in a fog; 300 souls on board.
      Another account says: "A collision in this lough took place last night
      between the steamer Wolfe, bound from Belfast to Glasgow, and the steamer Prince
      Arthur, just at quay-bows; much damaged. The Wolfe went down within thirty
      minutes after the collision in about thirty feet of water."
      BELFAST, WEDNESDAY- It is expected that the ill-fated steamer Wolf will be
      raised in two or three tides. All the Scotch mails from Ireland were lost, but
      divers will be sent down in the morning to search for them. No lives have been
      lost. The Ardrossan steamer which was passing immediately after the collision,
      went alongside the Wolfe and took off all the passengers, who were unable to
      save any of their luggage, and brought them safely to Belfast.

      At the Portadown petty sessions on Monday last, a lad named Hamill, one of
      an Orange drumming party, was awarded two months imprisonment for assaulting a
      Catholic priest-the Rev. Mr. Weeny-at the door of the Catholic chapel. Father
      Weeny interceded to have the punishment mitigated, but the magistrates said,
      however creditable and humane it was for the Rev. Mr. Weeny to make the
      application, they could not acceded to it, as they felt bound to visit the
      offence with the higher penalty in their power. If this example were generally
      followed, there would be an end of Orange or other party disturbances in Ulster.

      On Tuesday, the 8th of October instant, at Loretto Convent, Rathfarnham,
      county Dublin, the interesting ceremony of the reception of Miss Lucy Purcell,
      the sixth and youngest daughter of the late Thomas Purcell, of Dean-street,
      merchant, took place. She was received into the institute with several other
      young ladies of her own age, by the Cardinal Archbishop.

      To the Editor of the Freeman,
      17th October 1867
      SIR- You mentioned in the Freeman of yesterday that in consequence of the
      rise in flour, the bakers of Manchester had advanced the price of the best bread
      to 9d. for the 4 lb. loaf. The Dublin bakers have been more "smart"- to use an
      Americanism- for they did this months ago; they afterwards got up to 9 1/2 d.,
      "small by degrees," and since Monday week are charging 10d. for the 4 lb loaf,
      by no means of the best quality. I firmly believe there are no just grounds for
      this great advance in the price of the staff of life, for wheat is very little
      dearer than it was twelve months ago, while bread is higher by at least 20 per
      cent; but the butchers have been so successful in maintaining their exorbitant
      charges, I suppose the bakers have thought it right to follow their example.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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