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THE CHANNEL FLEET AT BELFAST.

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THE CHANNEL FLEET AT BELFAST. The inhabitants of Belfast, after repeated disap- pointments, were gratified by the arrival of the channel fleet in the Lough on Wednesday. As soon as the telegraph announced that the leading vessels of the squadron were in sight, several steamers, heavily freighted with enthusiastic sightseers, proceeded to sea to meet them. After the vessels had anchored visitors were admitted on board, and were received with the courtesy and attention for which the officers of the navy are so distinguished. Belfast was crowded with visitors, who had poured in from all the neighbouring towns and villages, and many from remote parts of the country, the railway companies the lines of which meet in Belfast having run special trains for their accommodation.. Steamers continued to ply between the shore and the fleet until dark, and afforded several hundreds an opportunity of inspecting the vessels. In the evening the Ulster Medical Society entertained the medical officers of the fleet at a sumptuous dinner in the society's house, High-street. The festivities were kept up to a late hour. The ball to which the officers of the fleet, had been invited by the town council, on behalf of the citizens, came off in the evening with great dclat. It took place in the Ulster-hall, a large building admirably adapted for such reunions. The guests included Admiral Dacres and about 130 of his officers. Naval officers of all ranks and ages were present, from the weather- beaten hero who wore on his breast the reward of his valour, to the boyish'' middy." Among the general company were the Marquis of Downshire, the Earl of Hillsborough, the High Sheriff of Antrim, and the Mayor of Belfast. There was scarcely a family of distinction in Antrim and the adjacent counties un- represented. The following morning the mayor, accompanied by the members of the town council and the borough officers in official costumes, and by about 400 of the most respectable citizens, embarked on board a steamer and proceeded towards the fleet. On nearing the flag- ship the admiral's barge came alongside and took the mayor off. The town council were conveyed in other boats, and, when all had arrived, and the usual intro- ductions having taken place, the town clerk read a congratulatory address to Admiral Dacres. The admiral, in a brief and sailor-like speech, thanked the corporation for their address, and con- gratulated them upon the rapidly increasing prosperity of Belfast. The members of the council were then shown over the flagship, and were subsequently con- veyed- to the Black Prince, which they inspected. A most melancholy accident threw a deep gloom over the proceedings of Friday at Belfast. Among the officers who- partook of the mayor's hospitality was Li-sut. G. Clarence Gardiner. After the déjeûner, along with his fellow-offieers, he took the train to CarriokferguB, from which place boats were to be in waiting to convey them to the squadron. Lieut. Gardiner took his seat in a first-class compartment, and during the progress of the train- towards the junction he lighted his cigar and got upon, the top' of the carriage to smoke—against the remonstrance of bis companicsisi He continued in this position until the train got past the CJarrickfergus junction. On the stoppage of the train he was missed, and fears were- expressed that he'had fallen off the carriage-among the' wheels. On returning along the line the alarm proved unhappily only too well founded. The lifeless body of the young officer was found between the- rails, the' skull frightfully battered in, both legs injured, and the left arm dreadfully lacerated by a wheel having passed over it. It is believed that he fell between two of the carriages when the"'train was in motion, and that Ms death siust have been- immediate. Drs. Cuaningham and Patrick were both- in attendance, but their services were unavailing, for life was extinct when the body was found. The head was a shapeless mass, the skull was smashed from above- the eyes, the ground was bespattei^ed with the deceased gentleman's brains, and the fingers of his hands-were cleanly cut off. Deceased was quite a young man..

LINCOLNSHIRE SHEEP.'.'

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