!! Irish Catholic Chronicle; Oct 19, 1867 "Misc Items"
- Irish Catholic Chronicle And People's News of the Week
Saturday, 19th October 1867
FATAL STEAMER COLLISION IN BELFAST LOUGH
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.
THE PRICE OF BREAD IN DUBLIN
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.
ONE WHO BUYS BREAD.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News