The Cork Examiner, 5 February 1844

Mallow, 2nd February, 1844    
DEAR SIR, I send you an order for 」100, amount of the O'CONNELL TRIBUTE collected here for 1843. This compared with that of other years, evinces the increased confidence entertained by the loyal inhabitants of MALLOW in the LIBERATOR of his Country, and their desire to express (as their opinion) that an Arms Bill Prosecution or the Pistols of an ATTORNEY-GENERAL, are not the means by which prosperity and peace may be insured to their country.
    I am, dear Sir, truly yours,
JOHN AHERN, Treasurer
Treasurer to the O'CONNELL TRIBUTE    

Rev. Mr. Collins, P.P. 」10 0 0
Rev. J. M'Carthy, C.C. 2 0 0
Rev. Jno. M'Carthy, C.C. 1 0 0
John & Anthony O'Connor 3 0 0
Owen Madden 2 0 0
C. Curtin, M.D. 2 0 0
T. Collins & Co. 2 0 0
John Ahern 2 0 0
Edw. O'Connor 1 0 0
Pat. Corbett 1 0 0
Dr. Linihan, M.D. 1 0 0
Phil. Barry, M.D. 1 0 0
Thos. Carmichael 1 0 0
James Jones 1 0 0
Richard Jones 1 0 0
M. Ahern 1 0 0
W. B. Williams 1 0 0
William Curtin 1 0 0
James Gallaher 1 0 0
Corns. O'Mullane 1 0 0
John Fitzgerald 1 0 0
Richard Stack 1 0 0
R. Barnett Barry 1 0 0
Patrick Daly 1 0 0
John Butler 1 0 0
Edward Brown 1 0 0
Edward Sullivan 1 0 0
Timothy Canty 1 0 0
W. O'Callaghan 1 0 0
W. Tracey 1 0 0
Pierce Nagle 1 0 0
Pierce Creagh 1 0 0
Thomas Punch 1 0 0
William Quaine 1 0 0
Mars O'Connell 1 0 0
Robert O'Connell 1 0 0
M. M'Carthy 1 0 0
J. Kingsley, A.B., Editor
of the Southern Patriot
1 0 0
John Bourke 0 10 0
John Mahoney 0 10 0
Peter Deady 0 10 0
John Coleman 0 10 0
Thos. M'Carthy 0 10 0
Daniel Reilly 0 7 6
Martin Graham 0 7 6
Richard Haly 0 7 6
Michael Nagle 0 5 0
M. B. Harnett 0 5 0
Patrick O'Brien 0 5 0
Michael Casey 0 5 0
Dan Relehan 0 5 0
Patrick Cooke 0 5 0
R. Battersby, Jun. 0 5 0
Mrs. Barrett 0 5 0
A Friend per P. Corbett 0 5 0
James Nagle 0 5 0
Richard Condon 0 5 0
M'Lean Miller 0 5 0
Philip Nunan 0 5 0
Patrick Mullane 0 5 0
A Friend per J. Ahern 0 5 0
Patrick Scully 0 4 0
Cornelius Kean 0 4 0
R. Battersby, sen. 0 3 0
Miss Finn 0 3 0
Joseph Johns 0 3 0
Patrick Nunan 0 3 0
Michl. O'Connell 0 2 6
Michael Ryan 0 2 6
Miss M'Cormack 0 2 6
Denis Relehan 0 2 6
Frs. Fitzpatrick 0 2 6
James Bohan 0 2 6
Michael O'Shea 0 2 6
Patrick Ryan 0 2 6
Richard Croke 0 2 6
James Murphy 0 2 6
William Nagle 0 2 6
William Daly 0 2 6
Mrs. Tuckey 0 2 6
Miss Denny 0 2 6
Miss Walsh 0 2 6
David Sheahan 0 2 6
Mrs. Purcell 0 2 6
Mrs. J. Lombard 0 2 6
M. O'Connell 0 2 6
Michael Kelleher 0 2 6
James M'Carthy 0 2 5
A Friend per Mr. Corbett 0 2 6
Daniel Callaghan 0 2 6
Men in Messrs. J and A.
O'Connor's employment
4 0 0
Victuallers 1 15 6
Bakers 1 19 0
Shoemakers 2 4 0
Smiths 0 8 0
Carriers 0 10 0
Coopers 0 3 0
Teachers 0 2 6
Chandlers 0 4 0
Harnessmakers 0 13 0
Masons 0 18 0
Plasterers 0 8 0
Nailors 0 3 0
Tailors 1 2 6
Wheelrights 0 3 0
Painters 0 15 0
Clerks 1 2 0
Servants 1 18 0
Carpenters 0 15 3
Masons [sic] 0 6 4
Ballydaheen per
O. M'Carthy
3 2 9
Upper Gallows-Hill Lane 0 12 6
Ballylocht 0 9 0
Dromsligo 1 5 8
Lodge and Kilnockin 0 13 6
Corragoon 1 17 6
South Rahan 0 16 6
North Rahan 0 4 0
Killograhan 0 12 6
Ferville 0 14 0
Lower Lavally
& Ballygarreer
0 16 6
Elddane 3 13 0
Upper Quartertown 0 9 6
Knockananig 0 1 0
Bally Vinitor 0 1 6
Cloughlucas and Mile Bush 1 2 0
Upper Lavally 0 3 6
Lower Quartertown 1 1 6
Bear Forest 0 9 4
Gurtnagrugee 0 11 6
Knopogue 0 7 6
Glenavigue 0 4 0
Subscriptions of 2s.
and under
4 9 11


」100 0 0
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The Southern Patriot, 24 February 1844

    On the night of Saturday last seven men entered the house of a farmer named MULLAMPY, near this town, for the purpose of forcibly carrying away a young woman called MARGARET RYAN, his sister-in-law.裕hey extinguished the lights, and attacked the family, consisting of MULLAMPY, the girl's father, an old man of 70 years預 servant maid, and the girl herself ; the young woman seized a kitchen chair and knocked down the first of the ruffians who approached her耀he then fled to an inner room and took shelter under a bed. Three men pursued her, attacked her father, who opposed their entrance耀truck him upon the head with some sharp instrument, and inflicted several dangerous wounds upon his head, face, and hands, which were hacked in a frightful manner.
    They then seized the girl, who clung to the bed-post, and attempted to drag her away, but finding it difficult to free her hands, one of the demons proposed to cut off her fingers ; she immediately disengaged herself, and was carried through the kitchen into the farm yard thence across two fields to the high road, where a car was waiting to receive her. It appears that a young man named JOHN RYAN, living at the old Turnpike, in this town, got some intimation of what was going on ; he and another man ran in the direction of MULLAMPY'S house, and reached the road just as the car was about to start, guarded by the gang, RYAN attacked the horse, knocked him down, and then assaulted the seven ruffians, while his comrade seized the girl and freed her. The party made some resistance, and after a sharp conflict, were put to flight by those two brave and intrepid men. They conveyed the girl back to her house, and remained there during the night.
    The perpetrators of this brutal attack are all well known葉wo of them are already in custody, and little doubt is entertained but the rest will have been discovered before many days. The most appalling circumstance connected with this scene remains to be told熔ne of the villains seized an interesting child about three years of age, and flung her into a large fire which burned in the kitchen, from which her father Mullampy, at the risk of his life, succeeded in rescuing her. We earnestly hope that the demon banditti will be speedily brought to punishment. They are known as we are informed, to be the most depraved ruffians about this town and country預nd all whom we hear speak on the subject, desire most fervently that the neighbourhood may be rid of such notoriously infamous characters.
    Too much praise cannot be given to John Ryan and his comrade, for their conduct upon this occasion ; they deserve the best thanks of every moral and upright man in the community. We have recorded all the circumstances of this outrage, with minute accuracy, as they were detailed to us. We shall ever expose crime where it is really committed, but we will not silently allow outrages to be manufactured, and acts to be imputed, which were never perpetrated. We rejoice at the arrest and detection of the criminal, but we like not the system of wholesale arrest upon suspicion, now so generally practiced in this part of the country. This cruel practice has crammed our prison with persons so indiscriminately taken up upon the most vague suspicion, seven-eights of whom will appear upon trial, to be innocent. It is a hardship, and gross infringement upon the liberty of the subject, to immure a man, for six or seven months within the walls of a prison, under every flimsy pretense, or upon the doubtful testimony of ruffian spies, who live by perjury, and from habit have become dexterous in their concatenous waving of evidence. Let the culprit by all means be sought out様et him be cast into the lowest depths of of the prison傭ut let not the innocent man be lightly torn frokm his family and home様et him due protection against the perjured malignity of the informer, who unscrupulously selects his victim, and cares little as to the means by which he may earn the wages of corruption. Such judicious discrimination, and careful inquiry, will tend more to the tranquility of the country than the system of wholesale caption which has been latterly acted upon預 system which leaves the innocent man a prey to every designing knave who is ingenious enough to trump up a story against him, and who has the moral depravity to confirm it by perjury.Tipperary Vindicator.

    A destructive fire broke out on Saturday night last, or Sunday morning, in the out offices of Sanders Park, and before assistance could be procured ; the whole range of buildings were burned to the ground. A large quantity of oats, several tons of hay and straw, and other property, was consumed. Fears were entertained for the dwelling house, which escaped by the winds blowing in the opposite direction. The horses and carriages also escaped. The conduct of the inhabitants of Charleville was most praiseworthy, no labour of exertion was spared to preserve the property of Mr. Sanders from the flames. The exertions of Captain Vechuza, S. I., Head Constable Ward, and O'Keeffe, were above praise.

    The above meeting, pursuant to notice, took place last Monday evening, and far surpassed our expectations in point of numbers assembled, and the amount collected. At seven o'clock the theatre was crowded, and Charles Doherty, Esq. was called to the chair, and addressed the meeting at considerable length, and with political fertility of thought which would do honor to the leading agitators of the 19th century. His speech embraced master strokes, which would stagger the man of monopoly, though supported by the crown, and as strong as the pillars of Hercules.
    The Rev. James Dunphy, R.C. rector of the city, who so generously promoted the success of Ireland's Monday, by his princely contribution and great influence, handed in the sum of 5l. from a friend to Repeal.
    Dr. De Wolfe, a native of Nova Scotia, paying 1l. 5s, became a member of the Repeal Association.
    The Subscription of Denis Burke, employed as stoker or fireman in a steam-boat, was announced to be 5l.
    The amount collected last Monday evening was 75l., which added to the sum of the previous evening, brought the gross proceeds of the sumultaneous meeting up to 1,060 dollars, which being announced from the chair, created several peals of Repeal thunder, showing how loud the public voice was calling for justice for Ireland. Such a sum was never before collected at one Repeal meeting at this side of the Atlantic, a fact which proves that the friends of Ireland in this city know how to organise a meeting better than their fellow-countrymen in the colonies, or their fellow-labourers in the United States.
    The thanks of the meeting having been given to Mr. Doherty, for his exemplary conduct in the chair, the meeting adjourned with several rounds of cheers for the leading agitators of the daySt. John Liberator.
    The Repealers of this city (St. John) contributed more at the simultaneous meeting than all British America on the same occasion. The laurels of the patriotism are blooming on their brow, and to them belongs the proud boast of having collected more at one meeting than has ever been received in one day, in any part of the New World.
    On the 21st inst. the Lady of Wm. Abrahall, Esq., Manager of the Provincial Bank of this town, of a daughter.
    At Charleville, the seat of her father, the Earl of Rathdowne, the Lady Georgiana Croker, of Ballyneguard, in the County Limerick, of a daughter.
    At Clonakilty church, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Charles L. Coghlan, D.D., Rector of Timoleague, the Rev. John A. Coghlan, Curate of Wendy, Cambridgeshire, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Exham, Esq., of Cork.
    On Tuesday, at Kilgory, the residence of of the bride's brother, Kate, daughter of the late William O Connell, Esq., Toureen, Co. Clare, to Charles M'Carthy, Esq., son of the late M'Carthy O'Leary Esq., Coolmagan, County Cork.
    On the 14th inst. at his house, in Liscarrol' aged 73 years, Mr. Charles Osborne, after a protracted illness, which he bore with trur Christian fortitude.
    At Armagh, the 19th inst. Leonard Dobbin, Esq. D.L. and J.P., and formerly Representative in Parliament for the Borough of Armagh.
    On the 30th of December, at Comfort Hall, Drummondville, Canada, after a protracted illness, Major-General the Hon. Frederick George Heriot, K.B. and C.B. He was born in the island of Jersey on the 11th of January, 1786, thus terminating his useful and eventful life in his 58th year.
    The Guiana Herald of the 3d ult. records the death of Major-General Goodman, C.B., K.H., a sad, but we believe, not wholly unexpected event.

    The Annual General Meeting was held on Monday last, James Roche, Esq. in the chair. The report read by the Secretary stated that the Committee had again to congratulate the members of the society upon its continued and encreasing prosperity葉he subscriptions for the year ending 31st December last amounting to 」436 ; being 」13 over the year 1842, and 」130 greater than the income of 1832. It is also stated that there was now a surplus fund bearing interest of 」339 6s. 2d., and that the sum expended in books last year was 」148. The prospects for the current year are not less flattering, for since the 1st of January, we understand, about 30 new members have been admitted. The following gentlemen have been added to the committee for 1844 :祐ir James Pitcairn, M.D.; John N. Murphy, Daniel Conellan, Dr. Harrison, Dr. O'Connor, Francis Jennings, Rev. D. M'Leod, Richard L. Jameson, and Michael Cagney.

    W. B. WILLIAMS, Esq. in the chair.
                 Number in the house.......283
    Average cost of each pauper during the week, 1s. 11/8d.
    The Clerk read a letter from the Poor Law Commissioners enclosing 」30 for the Contractor, who is building the surrounding wall.
    Mr. T. WARE柚r. Chairman, I beg your attention to a matter personal to myself ; I have been informed that some guardian made an observation here in my absence, to the effect that I absented myself from attending the Board when the FUNDS were exhausted ; and I beg to deny that in the most indignant terms, and now call upon those who asserted it to sibstantiate the accusation.
    The CHAIRMAN悠t was I who made the remark 鍍he great ones left the Board just when our funds were run out, which is the fact ; but I did not mean anything personal to Mr. Ware.
    Mr. N. W. WARE唯ut you made a general charge.
    Mr. T. WARE悠 beg again to deny it in the strongest language that courtesy to the Board permits.
    Mr. N. W. WARE brought under the consideration of the Board the difficulties under which Mr. Cussen one of the rate-collectors laboured in consequence of the oppostion offered him in the court by the tact of legal gentlemen employed against him, and proposed that the Board should employ a professional gentleman to assist him, which was agreed to.
    Mr. HAINES desired to have the Master called in for the purpose of ascertaining if he gave the Board credit for the diet which he kept from the paupers in the female ward.
    TheMASTER having entered, he stated that he did not credit the Board, and he did not think he had a right to do so, as the breakfast was boiled and of course he could not give it to other paupers.
    Mr. BUCKLEY雄ou confined some of them in the black-hole and starved them besides, such punishment is too severe.
    TheMASTER祐ome Guardians think I don't half punish them.
    Mr. DELACOUR悠 am one of those who consider that the Master on the whole does not punish them sufficiently (oh ! oh !).
    Mr. BUCKLEY悠 don't think the Master had a right to confine them or keep them fasting for a complaint made by a pauper leaving the house.
    Mr. PUNCH悠 don't think he had a right to do so either.
    Mr. HAINES輸nd some of them were old women.
    After a good deal of discussion, a resolution was passed condemning the conduct of the Master for exercising undue severity.
    Mr. Vaughan, the revising valuator, left for Dublin in consequence of an objection raised to his mode of valuation in the borough, viz.要aluaing houses separate from out-offices and gardens ; the objection was raised at the meeting of Town Commissioners by Mr. James Gallaher, who said Mr. Vaughan's plan would disfranchise the borough. The Poor Law Commissioners have placed his letter in the hands of the law officers of the crown.
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The Southern Patriot, 28 February 1844

Magistrates : THOMAS HARRIS (chairman) ; O. MADDEN, A. NEWMAN, N. W. WARE.
    George Cooper Stowell, and Henry Mannix, Esqrs. v. Denis Keefe裕he defendant did not appear, and John Neill was sworn to prove his place of residence.
    The complaint was for digging a part of the surface of the commons of Dromroe within two miles of Mallow.
    Mr. MADDEN悠 want to know do those gentlemen come here as proprietors of the commons?
    Mr. J. JONES, who appeared for the plaintiffs, stated that they did.
    John Neill, examined by Mr. Jones邑as walking on the commons with Mr. Mannix when defendant acknowledged that he dug the surface to assist him in building a house.
    Mr. Harris悠s Mr. keefe a tenant on the commons?
    Mr. Mannix湧o, but he was a tenant of mine until about six months ago, when I threw down his house as it was in bad repair, and he goes and builds a house and digs the surface to put on it.
    Mr. Jones having quoted the commons acts, 29th and 31st of Geo. III., Keeffe was sentenced to a fine of forty shillings, or one month in jail.
    Mr. Stowel邑e don't wish that you should issue the warrant until we call for it.
    Mr. Stowel here held a conversation sub rosa with one of the magistrates, which our reporter, of course, could not hear.
    Patrick Connors v. Denis O'Brien悠n this case Mr. Madden, one of the magistrates, proposed that as they were tenants of his the case should be left to arbitration, when the parties were sworn to abide by the decision of John and David Roche ; although the Liberator has been convicted of endeavouring to bring her Majesty's courts of law into disrepute, by establishing arbitration courts.

Since the report of the Mallow Petty Sessions was put in type, we have been informed that although Mr. STAWEL affected great clemency, and said he did not wish the warrant to be issued, yet he and Mr. MANNIX with ten of the Police, went immediately after the Court broke up and both these gentlemen assisted in levelling poor Keeffe's hut ! ! !
This case shall receive further consideration in our next publication.

On the 29th inst., at Prospect-Villa, in this county, the Lady of Richard Dennehy, Esq., of a son.
Charles Green, of Youghal, Esq. to Catherine Frances, daughter of the late Walter Fitzsimons, Esq.
February, 1844, at Wiesbaden, in Germany, Mary Anne, the only surviving child of the late Richard Bunworth, formerly of Vittoria Lodge, Mallow, County Cork, Esq., and late Captain in her Majesty's 86th regiment.

    Some time ago a labouring man in the employment of the Messrs. Allen, millers, of Shannon Vale, about two miles from the town of Clonakilty, died, leaving a wife and family to deplore his loss. With a feeling of humanity which does them credit, the proprietors allowed his poor widow three shillings a week for her support, and she, to prove her gratitude for such extreme liberality, went to the mill every day, for the purpose of mending empty bags and keeping the place clean. One morning, about a week ago, as she was preparing for her accustomed labour, having gone too near the machinery, her clothes were caught by the clogs of one of the wheels, and before the slightest assistance could be given, she was crushed to death;揺er two legs being completely severed from the body, which was otherwise shockingly disfigured. The mill was stopped as soon as possible, and the unfortunate woman conveyed to her own house, where an inquest was held, and a verdict of accidental death returned. What adds to this melancholy affair is the fact that the deceased was far advanced in a state of pregnancy.

    Earl and Countess de Grey, accompanied by Mr. and Mary Vyner, are expected to arrive in St. James's square early in April, from Dublin Castle, for the season. It is rumored that the noble Lord Lieutenant, in the event of his resigning the viceroyalty, will be created a marquis of the United Kingdom, which diginity was borne by his ancestor the Marquis de Grey.Morning Herald.
     The Marquis and Marchioness of Waterford are not expected to leave Curraghmore, for London, until the end of April. We believe there is no foundation for the report that the noble marquis has made an offer to rent Donnington Castle, the seat of the youthful Marquis of Hastings.
[MONDAY, 26TH FEB. 1844]
Magistrates presiding:宥EORGE W. B. CREAGH and GARRETT NAGLE, Erqrs.
    William Flynn v. John Sullivan裕his was a case of assault which was left to arbitration (by both parties) of Mr. Francis Nelligan, who it appeared got some money from Sullivan towards expenses, &c., but about two hours before the court sat, Flynn went to Mr. Nelligan and told him that he would not agree to the arbitration, but would proceed with the summons, and accordingly it went on, when the case was very justly dismissed.
    Jones Allen v. Peter Lynch and Mary Lynch. Complainant being sworn, stated that he was driving an old horse through the town, and he saw two little boys playing goal (the traverser, Peter, was one of them). When he passed them by he was hit in the back with the ball, which stroke appeared to him, for all the world, like a stroke of a dead cat (laughter) ; he turned back and ran after the traverser, when he shoved him and helped him to fall (laughter). When he got up the traverser struck him with a stone, and only for the priest who was near them at the time, the traverser would surely kill him (laughter). He would, oh ! indeed, he would (great laughter). He wanted to swear his life against Mary Lynch and her father, as he was afraid of them.
    Traverser Peter悠 only hit him with a stick after getting up.
    Complainant雄ou'd surely kill me only for the priest (laughter). You see, gentlemen, he is very round though small (great laughter). The little boy is about 12 years of age and rather small for that age.
    Bench輸nd where did the poor old horse go to?
    Complainant涌h, ye'r honour, he strayed away up street (laughter).
    Bench輸t what o'clock did this occur?
    Complainant唯etween one and three o'clock (laughter).
    The father of the traversers here addressed the Bench, and stated he had a witness to examine who was looking on.
    Complainant涌h, oh, I'll swear my life against him (great laughter)
    Wm. Fitzgerald sworn for the defence, and stated that he saw the traverser, Peter, running away and the complainant running after him, that the complainant hit the traverser, Peter, and threw him down, that he believed the parties had spite for each other in consequence of opposition donkeys!
    Complainant涌h, oh, there's the priest there, and don't tell a lie (laughter).
    Bench邑hy it is the boy who ought to summon you.
    Complainant悠 beg ye'r honour's pardon (laughter).
    Bench邑ell, what about the woman?
    Complainant涌h, I want to swear my life against her and her father, as I am a man who travel late and early, and I am in great danger with them (laughter).
    The father of the traversers pledged himself he never had a word of difference with him.
    The Bench dismissed the case, and told them that if they had any difference in the future, they would bind them all to keep the peace.
    [Exit Jonas [sic] with a sorrowful look.]
    William Bush v. Benjamin Penn裕he complainant being sworn, stated that on Monday the 19th instant. the traversers entered his house and violated the laws of the land by striking him divers blows and calling him names ; and that on the 20th inst. (being the day after) he met him in the town, when he also assaulted him by spitting in his face. Which offence he thought more of, being committed in a public street, than any thing else. He admitted having called names to the traverser.
    It was proved that the traverser only shoved him off a chair on the 19th. and spit in his face on the 20th.
    The traverser did not deny this, but stated that he was driven to do so from the abusive language used towards him by complainant, and that he offered to have the matter settled, but could not get complainant to agree.
    The Bench said that the case was one of an aggravated character at both sides inasmuch as names were called by both parties to each other, and that no great breach of the peace appeared to have been committed except by shoving the complainant and spitting in his face, which was done from the effect of the names called, and fined the traverser one shilling and costs.
    The traverser, it is right to state, employed every means in his power to have the matter settled before it went to court, but could not induce the complainant to agree!

    MURDER !優EATH OF GLEESON.宥leeson, who, as our readers will recollect was fired at on Lisbonny- road, on the 6th of January last, breathed his last on Thursday morning, about ten o'clock, after suffering considerable torture from the wounds he received from his murderous assailants葉wo balls having perforated the right lung, and lodged on the surface of the left breast.Nenagh Guardian.
    Francis Connell of the Charter-house, Charleville, now a prisoner in the county gaol, with four of his associates, is considered the principal in the robbery of the Cork butchers near Bnlgaden [sic], and it is alleged that in his house the plot was laid the night before. The five now in custody, and who are identified, will be tried at the ensuing county assizes.Southern Reporter.
    The Honourable Cornelius O'Callaghan, brother of Lord Lismore, arrived at the Imperial Hotel, Cork, on Saturday from Bristol, and proceeded on Monday to Castle Hyde, the seat of J. Hyde, Esq.
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