The Cork Examiner, 4 December 1846
Dec. 2.—Wind N.N.W.
   ARRIVEDBetsey, Lloyd, Galway, kelp ; Joseph, Flavin, Gloucester, salt ; Anna, Hunter, Alexandria, beans, orders ; Orion, Williams, Newport ; Rose Steamer ; Margaret, Alert, Robt. Law, Nonpariel, Jessie—coals.
   SAILEDCaroline Leseur, Carey, Waterford, maize ; Spee, ——, Newport, ballast ; Xerazano, Evans, Cardiff, do ; Queen, Mitchel, Liverpool, maize ; J. H. Yates, Watson, Cardiff, ballast ; Judge Thompson, Capon, Vienna, do ; Pomona, Briggs, Galway, maize ; Vislon, Harvey, Liverpool, general ; Metoka, M'Larne, New York, emigrants.
Dec. 3—Wind N.N.E.
   ARRIVEDNimrod Steamer ; H.M. Steamer Lucifer.
   SAILEDOcean, Stafford, Limerick, maize ; Jane, Crowley, Bristol, grain ; Ida, Harvey, Llanelly, ballast ; Unicorn, Nicholson, Liverpool, timber.
   Put Back—Scio, for Newry—Sally, for Newport —Herbert, for Newport.
   The Aeneas floated off the beach near Atkinson's Quay, where she lay since the gale of the 20th ult.
   Put in—John St. Barbe, of London, Davis, from Limerick to London with oats ; Alfred and James, of Milford, Evans, from Kilrush to Glasgow, oats ; Portia, of Glasgow, M'Lea, from Tarbert to Glasgow, do ; Wilfrid, of Workington, Boyd, from Tralee to Liverpool, oats, two days out ; Acorn, of Cardigan, Jones, from Limerick to Glasgow, oats, ten days out ; Magnes, of London, Douglas, from Galway to Troon, ballast, three days out ; Thetis, of Cardigan, Davis, from Llanelly, bound to Tralee.
(From the Monmouthshire Merlin.)
   By the kindness of Capt. Sutton of the Girl I love, we have learnt that on his passage from Cork to Newport, on Sunday last, he saw, 20 miles S. E. by S. of Cork, the deck of a vessel waterlogged and dismasted, with spars floating around her, and doubtless all hands lost.
   The barque Kangaroo, of Cork, arrived here on Thursday morning, and when near her berth, a man was knocked into the river by the spanker boom, and was drowned. The body has not been found.
   Capt. Sutton, of the Robert Lawe, reports that when 30 miles S.E. by S., from Cork, to this port, he saw the smack Charlotte, of Guernsey, copper-bottomed, quite a wreck, and dismasted.
   Several vessels which left Cork on Thursday week, and should have arrived on Sunday last, not having arrived in this port up to yesterday, are thought to be lost.
K I L L A R N E Y .—W E D N E S D A Y.
   HIGH SHERIFF OF KERRY.—Daniel Cronin, jun., Esq., of the Park, has been appointed High Sheriff of this county.
   KILLARNEY FAIR.—The November Fair of this town was held on Monday. It was as discouraging a fair as could be imagined, prices low and no demand. The great portion of the pigs and cattle brought in were taken back by the farmers.
   On Sunday thirteen persons were taken in the neighbourhood of Churchill by a party of Dragoons from this town, and a strong police force,—for the robbery of Mr. Leahy's wheat, and Hannan's flour, last week, as adverted to in my last. They were lodged in Millstreet Bridewell.
   A PIG FOR A PENNY.—At Tralee Market on Saturday a farmer, who had a number of Bonives in a car for sale, on returning home with some unsold, gave one of them to the custom man in liquidation of his charge of a penny.
   SOUP SHOPS.—One of these necessary institutions has been established in Kallarney [sic] for the last three weeks. It was got up by the exertions of Mr. D. W. Murphy and Mr. Lynigar, assisted by Mr. Augustus Galway, with very small means. It is carried on temporarily in the old brewery, and the soup sold at a penny a quart by tickets. Six hundred quarts a-week are now prepared, but when the permanent place in the Relief Stores is fitted up they will be able to give out 800.

   The Insolvent Debtors' Court was opened on yesterday by Mr. Commissioner Farrell.
John Gallaher, Insolvent
   Mr. Galwey opposed the discharge of the insolvent, an [sic] shipwright, formerly living at Union Hall, on behalf of a person named John Ryan, a butcher, with whom he incurred a debt of £3 2s. for meat. It was stated that he was capable of earning £1 4s. a week, in addition to which he received from his son, a seaman, a monthly remittance of £1 10s. Out of these means he was enabled to build a comfortable house, while his debts amounted only to £18 or £20.
   The case was ordered to stand over to the next commission.
Thomas Barry, Insolvent
   Mr. Galwey opposed the petition in this case on behalf of James Palmer, manager of the National Bank of Kanturk. It was also resisted by Mr. O'Connell on the part of James and Ellen Barry, brother and sister of the applicant. It appeared that at the death of their father, his farm was divided between the brothers on condition of their raising a fortune for their sister. Thomas accordingly passed a bill for £40, as the sister's portion. Since a distress was brought against the land, of which James had to pay the whole amount, £42. Petition Dismissed.
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The Cork Examiner, 7 December 1846
Cove, Dec. 3, 1846    
    SIR—May I take the liberty of asking the favour of contradicting (through your valuable paper) a report which tended to injure the character of the Pilot Cutter Amphitrite, which I command, belonging to the firm of C. and W. D. Seymour and Co. ; such report being that the new cutter Pilot, had out sailed us, and which arose from the crew of that vessel.
   I beg leave to say that on Wednesday, Dec. 2, when with my vessel off the Old Head, which was then bearing North about 4 miles, I sighted the Pilot about S. E., distant about 4 miles, the wind at the time North, and blowing a whole-sail breeze. I immediately bore down on her and gave her a fair trial into the harbour Lighthouse (Her Majesty's cutter Badger then in company), in which distance we gained two miles, in a dead beat to windward, and are ready and willing to do the same any time, from a four-reefed mainsail to a breeze of the same kind, as I am confident of the Amphitrite's good qualities ; having had occasion to know them when she was in her Majesty's service.—I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
   On Sunday morning week, as Mr. Lister, the Curate of Shanagolden Chapel, had just commenced the performance of his clerical duties, a document was handed to him, on seal of which the coronet of the ci devant Spring Rice displayed its broad properties with all the pomposity for which the polite proprietor has been celebrated. Knowing the state of destitution with which the poor creatures on the Monteagle estates are at present struggling, Mr. Lister tore open the dispatch, expecting to find either a cheque for some £200 or £300, or an order for an equivalent value of meal ; but on the contents being turned out he found—a receipt [recipe] for cooking Indian corn!—Armagh Gazette.
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The Cork Examiner, 21 December 1846
A report is current in town that these mills, the property of the Messrs. Allen, were destoyed by fire last night. If true, this unfortunate event is at the present crisis, and in the present melancholy position of the poor of that district, a national calamity. The benevolent owners of these concern were actively engaged in doing everything to alleviate the distress of those around them, and were, when the fire took place, about to bring round a cargo of Barley for the supply of the wants of the poor in that district. We have no particulars of the occurrence, but we give the statement as we have had it. It is said 8,000 barrels of Wheat were consumed.
   Patrick M'Eniry died on Tuesday evening, at Newcastle, after a short illness. He had accumulated seven hundred pounds, and during life almost denied himself absolute necessaries to support existence. He was frequently known to go three miles in the country, to seek a bed and dinner, in the most inclement weather. He has left several poor relatives. —Tipperary Free Press.
   We are happy to to be informed that Mr. Carberry, of Dungarvan, is still devoting his time, and using extraordinary exertions to alleviate the distress and sufferings of the inhabitants of that town. Through his exertions the turnpike grievance is likely to be removed, which will be of great benefit to the trade and commerce of the town. He also procured the sum of £1000. for the employment of the fishermen, in breaking stones. We say, God bless him, and all who are mindful of the suffering poor in this time of unprecedented distress.—Waterford Freeman.

   A frightful steam boat disaster had taken place on the coast near Boston, the steamer Atlantic having struck at midnight on the 26th on a reef near Fisher's Island. The boiler, in the first instance, burst. Soon after the steamer left Boston the storm then arose which compelled the steam-ship Great Western to anchor off Staten Island, and at 4 o'clock on the following morning the Atlantic struck and broke in two. Numbers were crushed in the cabins amidst the falling timbers, 45 were drowned and killed, and about 30 escaped. The sole relic of the ill- fated vessel on the following day was on upright beam, upon which hung a bell tolled by the sea. An English family named Walton were among the lost.

   BANKRUPT. John O'Brien, of Dungarvan, in the county of Waterford, shopkeeper, dealer, and chapman, to surrender on the 29th of December, and on the 29th of January.
MALLOW, SATURDAY.—Yesterday being our market day, Wheat and Oats were in great demand. The former fetched 41s. 8d. per barrel, and the Oats TWENTY SHILLINGS per barrel of 14 stone !! The average price of Oats in ordinary years was from 7s. 6d. to 9s. But even at the awful starvation price of 20s the scramble to obtain it was frightful. Will even this compel Lord John Russell to abandon his political economy crochets? It is useless to be writing about the killing of cows, sheep, pigs, &c., the struggling defenceless farmers are the only sufferers.

   AUSTRIAN JUSTICE.—It will be remembered that at the last Waterford assizes two Austro-Italians, belonging to the Anna of Trieste were acquited of the murder of Keane, the carman, the jury agreeing that it was in self-defence the homicide was committed. It was believed that one of the Austrians, the small man, in particular, gave the fatal stab to Keane. The men returned to Italy, but not by the ship Anna, as she sailed previously to their liberation. On the arrival of the two sailors in Trieste they were imprisoned for the murder of the Irishman, and brought to trial. The small man was found guilty, and sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment. —Waterford Chronicle [see also Cork Examiner, 29 May 1846.]
   The price of the 4lb bakers loaf in Limerick is 8½d while in London it is only 6d to 7d for the best. Only twenty-three loads of potatoes at market the entire of last week, and but eight of these sound. Price is 1s 1d to 1s 4d per stone! The market price this time last year was 3d to 3½d per stone.—Limerick Chronicle.

S O U P   D E P O T S .
IT will be perceived, on our advertising columns, that the charitable of the community are invited to aid the soup caldrons established in the city. All housekeepers should remember that the smallest contributions from their kitchens and pantries—matters of slight consideration individually—would, in the aggregate contents of the soup-boiler, be of the greatest value. Nothing in the shape of aliment will come amiss to it ; nothing so trifling that it will not be received with welcome and thankfulness. Let our friends remember this ; and the warmth and comfort that may be daily dispensed to thousands by their humane and christian co-operation.

   SHRIEVALITY OF CLARE.—Mr. Robert Studdert, of Kilkishen House, has been appointed high sheriff of the county Clare.
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The Cork Examiner, 23 December 1846
W A N T O N   O U T R A G E .
WE record, with feelings of disgust and shame, the disgraceful fact that, on Monday evening, at an early hour, a stone was flung at the handsome shop window of Mr. Henry O'Hara, by which a beautiful pane of glass, value £10, was smashed. As yet, we understand, there is no trace of the perpetrator of this wanton and infamous act ; but we sincerely hope that the police, who are so uncommonly active in matters of less moment, will be enabled to discover the guilty party, and bring him or her to punishment. Mr. O'Hara expresses his intention of presenting for the damage done to his property ; and we see no reason why he should not be supported in his laudable effort to improve the appearance of this city by beautifying his own shop front. If there be no redress for acts of such wanton wickedness, there must, naturally, be an end to all improvement and embellishment.

WE have received for the poor of this district £2 from Mr. John Daly, of Harpur's Lane, £1 from Mr. Jeremiah Buckley, Mallow Lane, and 10s. from Miss mary Russell, do., which we shall forward by the next post to the Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick.
P O S T   O F F I C E,   M A L L O W.
GREAT inconvenience having been felt by the inhabitants of Mallow, in consequence of the despatch of the Mitchelstown Mail Car, 20 minutes after the arrival of the Limerick Mail at 1 o'clock, p. m., thereby preventing the possibility of replying to London or Dublin letters until the following day, Mr. R. Barnett Barry laid a statement of it before the Marquis of CLANRICARDE, Post Master General.
   The Townsmen have received the following reply:—
General Post Office, 17th Dec., 1846    
   SIR—The Post Master General having had under consideration your application of the 30th September last, I am directed to acquaint you that his lordship has been pleased to authorise a later despatch of the Mail Car from Mallow to Mitchelstown, viz., 30 min. past 3 P.M. instead of 20 min. past 1 P.M. as at present.
            I am Sir, your obedient humble servant,
JOHN RAMSAY, Pre. Sec.    
   R. Barnett Barry, Esq., Mallow.
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