The Southern Patriot, 9 March 1844
Guardians present—Messrs. O. MADDEN, J.P.; THOMAS PUNCH ; T. FARRELL ; J. AHERN ; J. QUINLAN ; R. B. BARRY ; W. B. WILLIAMS.
THOMAS HAINES, Esq. in the Chair.
No. in the house at end of last week, 670
Admitted ...................................... 23
In hospital .................................... 26
Externs ........................................ 20
Average weekly cost of each pauper, 1s. 2¾d.
Union in debt to Treasurer, £60 11s. 10d.
   The Clerk read a letter from the Commissioners, stating in reply to resolutions of the Board, that the Kanturk Work- house would soon be opened for the admission of paupers, and requesting of the Guardians not to discharge those paupers who are now in the Work-house from the Kanturk Union—also stating, that it is part of the Valuator's duty to insert the names of the present occupiers on the rate-book.
   The Returning Officer stated, that Mr. BAINBRIDGE and Mr. CARMICHAEL resigned—that there would be no contest in the Mallow Electoral Division ; and that Mr. BUCKLEY resigned for Kilshannick.
   Mr. WILLIAMS—I am sorry the Doctor's patients resigned (laughter).
   Mr. BARRY—He did not prescribe the proper medicine— the affections of the people.
   Mr. MADDEN proposed a resolution, calling a special meeting of the Guardians for the 14th inst., to take into consideration the state of the funds, the valuation rate, &c.

   IRON STEAM-BOATS.—I had the pleasure at breakfast of sitting next to Mr. Babbage, whose name is well known among us as the author of the self-calculating machine. He has a most remarkable eye, that looks as if it might penetrate science, or any thing else he chose to look into. He described the iron steamer now building, which has a larger tonnage than any merchant ship in the world, and expressed an opinion that iron ships would supersede all others ; and another opinion that much concerns us, and which, I trust will soon be verified—that in a few years these iron steamers will go to America in seven days!—Miss Sedgewick's Letters.

   Maurice O'Connell, Esq., M.P. and suite, arrived per the Bristol-steamer, on Wednesday, at the Imperial Hotel, Cork, en route to Derrynane.—He looks in excellent health and spirits.
   A rumour very generally afloat in Cork on Thursday, was, that the ex-regent, General Espartero, had arrived incog there, accompanied by a friend, a partner in his flight from Spain.

   When George IV. was being strongly importuned by Wellington to give consent to a measure which, he was told, the urgent necessity of the times, and the social condition of men, demanded, and must have, the sick monarch, ill at ease, weary of importunity, and vanquished by argument, gave his reluctant acquiescence ; and he was informed that he had saved his dominions from the horrors of civil war. “War! (said the King)—and how many years' peace do you guarantee to England, after emancipation is granted?” “Fifteen,” was the ready reply of the minister. This pledge of triple lustre of tranquility was made in January, 1829 ; and the fifteen years of the promised duration of peace expired on the first day of Mr. O'Connel's trial!—Church Intelligencer.
 The following decision before Mr. Justice Jackson, at the Limerick assizes, affords an additional proof of the insulting character and immoral tendency of the Established Church in this country. The sacred institution of marriage is considered by the law to be null, in the case of persons of different creeds being united by any minister but one of the establishment :—
   Daniel Robinson was indicted for bigamy, he having married Herminia Southerwood, his former wife being still alive. Rev. John Madden was then examined—Married the prisoner to Anne Griffith May two years.
   Cross-examined—Knew the prisoner in the police ; married the prisoner according to the rites of the Catholic Church ; I heard he was a Protestant, but he did not tell he was ; his wife Anne Griffith, told me he was before the marriage ; Anne Griffith is a Catholic, she was living with him before marriage, and had children ; it was to take them out of this course of sin that he married them.
   Mr. Cart said the marriage was void.
   His Lordship concurred, and said an Act of Geo. II. declared the marriage null and void in law, whatever it might be in a religious point of view. The jury should acquit him.
   The jury accordingly found a verdict of Not Guilty.

   On the 6th inst., in Great George's street, Mrs. Mark O'Brien, of a son.
   At Mount Russell, Charleville, the Lady of James Russell, Esq., and daughter of the Mayor of Limerick, of a son.

   On Tuesday, the 5th instant at Glanmire Church, by the Rev. John Chester, Vicar of Ballyclough, the Rev. Richard Chester, Residentary Preacher and Curate of Cloyne Cathedral, to Anne, eldest daughter of William Litchfield, of Factory Hill, Esq.

   On Friday, the 8th inst., very highly esteemed, and as deeply regretted by all who knew her, Maria, eldest daughter of Mrs. Checkly, of this town [Mallow], after an illness protracted through many years, and borne with great christian meakness.
   March 2, at his father's residence, in Lower Mount street, in the 9th year of his age, Matthew Hardness Waller, second son of John Waller, Esq., Barrister at Law.
   On Thursday morning, at his father's house, South Main street, Cork, Francis Henry Floyde, third son of Jonathan Hosford, Esq.
   At Kingstown, on Saturday last, aged seventeen, after a protracted illness, which she bore with truly christian meakness, Georgina, daughter of the Rev. Samuel Jones of Ardcanny, and niece to Archdeacon Foster.
   At River View, near Bandon, of Scarlatina, on Monday, the 26th ultimo, Richard Tresilian, aged 6 years, and on Monday, the 4th inst., Horatio T. Newman, aged 4 years, sons of Thomas Gash, Esq.
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The Southern Patriot, 13 March 1844
   It must prove a great source of satisfaction to the settlers of this province to become acquainted with the fact, that emigration to Australia Felix has not wholly ceased ; on the contrary, a well founded reliance on our resources and future prosperity, has induced that spirited emigration agent, Mr. Besnard, of Cork, to furnish this colony with a further supply of labour—Messrs. Were, merchants, having received advice from that gentleman that ten vessels are to be successively despatched to this port laden with emigrants, the first of which may be expected to arrive ere long. It is perfectly unnecessary for us to eulogize the exertions which Mr. Besnard has hitherto made on behalf of these colonies, they are already well known, and, we trust, fully appreciated ; but we are right glad to find that, notwithstanding the cessation of the government and bounty systems, he is still endeavouring to alleviate the wants of Port Philip, by furnishing us with an increased supply of labour. Notwithstanding the “depression of the times,” they will find plenty of employment, cheerful homes, and encouraging renumeration ; and Mr. Besnard may comfort himself with the gratifying conviction that he has offered a boon both on the colonists and the emigrants themselves.—Australian Gazette [There can be no disputing the fact, that Mr. Besnard and all others whose exertions facilitate the emigration of the labouring agricultural inhabitants of this country, are conferring a boon not only on the colonists but also on the emigrants themselves. Whatever blessings are likely to result to this country from future enterprize and increased knowledge in husbandry and agriculture— whatever improvement in the condition of the people may follow from an alteration and amendment of the law of landlord and tenant, these results and improvements will require very many years to realize. Our children may enjoy them, but hopeless poverty stare the present generation in the face. Let them Emigrate. And when abroad, if they push up into the country, and not take up their abode in the first port where they may be landed, as a number of lazy vagabonds have done already,—sending back an evil report of a country of which they are perfectly ignorant, they will be sure to meet scope for their enterprise, labour for their hands, and reward for their industry.]—[ED.]
   It is with much pleasure we call attention of our readers to our advertisement columms [sic], from which they will see that the STAR STEAMER is [on?] our river, on its way, we hope, to Mallow. It runs up at present as far as Cappoquin, and if the inhabitants of Mallow and the surrounding neighbourhood display but half the enterprize of Sir RICHARD MUSGRAVE, we shall soon have the pleasure of seeing the smoke of his steamers at Mallow Bridge. And we speak advisedly in asserting, that a greater commercial advantage could not be conferred on this town, which by this means will be laid open to the sea. It is the opinion of Sir RICHARD and those best acquainted with the subject, that the river can be made navigable for steamers from Fermoy to Mallow, with less cost and difficulty than from Lismore to Fermoy. Captain JONES will soon commence his survey, and will furnish us with plans and estimates. We also expect the favour of communications from Sir R. MUSGRAVE on the subject.
   A foolish petition was got up some time ago by the gentry of this town and neighbourhood, against the Black Water Navigation, on the ground that it would interfere with the fishes. Mr. J. DILLON CROKER is also reported as having put forward a very silly objection, namely, that as the steamers could not be carried further than Mallow, it was no use to carry them so far. If it were worth while, it would be easy to bring his reasoning under the head of the argumentum ad absurdum. But in sober seriousness, we hope our aristocracy will not oppose the enterprize, and vote for the fishes, for it will keep the loaves from the people ; and now—God help them—they cannot get the loaves, and dare not touch the fishes.
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