The -work at the Belfast Post Office was abnormally heavy during the week ending the 25th uIU (Christmas Day), showing great increase the number of letters, parcels, Ac., over the corresponding period previous year, but the special arrangements ;nade enabled the extra •work to b
The Company officially announce tbs retirement Captain John Pritchard, the Mauretania, commodore the fleet, from their •ervice yesterday, with their best wishes for long life and*happiness in his well earned leisure. Cap tain Pritchard joined the Canard Company as junior officer
■Mr. Joseph Devlin said their opponents had placed before the public the issues on which they were going to fiant the election. Those issues were national self-government for Ireland, the House of Lords, and opposition to social reform. As regarded the first, in the interests of
H. Farman’s Fins Flight. ChaJons-sur-Mame. Fridar. M. Fairman rotains th® Midhclin Cap for * long-distance flight: with a flight of 232 kilometres in 4 hours 17 mins. 55 secs. Reval telegram dated Friday fay?-—A diri* • pibie balloon, which seems to have sustained eonto damage,
A Johannesburg te'egram says the statement* that (ieneral Botha and Dr. Jameson will forrf. Coalition Ministry ore denied. Chili has decided set her official time exactly five hours behind Greenwich. An official decree published in Madrid, authorises the acquisition an airship,
Dr. Thomas A Vesey, of Rostrovor, who died on the 31st August last, loft personal valuad at £2,076 Is 2d, of which £956 15s is English estate. The testator left his estate upon trust Cot his wife nod children. . Mr. Willism Carter, Armagh, grocer, who died on the 27th September
I**t night’s " Dublin anr.oanced that the King has been pleased, on the recommendation of the Lord Lieutenant, to nominate the Rev. James Brown Armour, M.A., and Mr. Robert Maitland Beath, 8.A., to members the first Senate the Queen’s University of Belfast. STEAMER UNDER FIRE. C
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