The Cork Examiner, 10 July 1846

(From our Correspondent.)
THE triennial election of Town Commissioners for Mallow took place on Monday.
JOHN O'CONNOR, Esq., in the chair.
   The Chairman stated the object of the meeting.
   Mr. R. Barnett Barry—I propose John A. Braddell as a fit and proper person to act as Town Commissioner for the Town and Borough of Mallow, under the 9th Geo., 4th, chap. 82.
   Mr. John Bourke—I second that.
   Mr. Barry—I also propose John Bourke.
   Mr. Charles Haines, Sen.—I second that.
   Mr. Bourke—I have made up my mind not to act ; I therefore beg to resign.
   Mr. Barry then proposed severally, and Mr. Bourke seconded the nominations of Charles Haines, sen., William Brady, Edward Farmer, Richard H. Bolster, R. Winn, William B. Williams.
   Mr. Bourke—I propose Richard Barnett Barry as a fit and proper person.
   Mr. Charles Haines, sen.—I second that.
   Mr. Barry next proposed, and Mr. Bourke seconded, the following :—William O'Callaghan, John Ahern, Timothy Collins, Michael Ahern, Edward O'Connor, Patrick Corbett, James Roche, John Cronin, Philip Barry, M.D., John Fitzgerald, Owen Madden, J.P., Daniel Linehan, J.P., Richard Barrett, J.P.
   Mr. W. B. Williams—I propose Hercules Jones as a fit and proper person.
   Mr. Timothy Canty—I second that.
   Mr. Williams—I also propose Timothy Canty.
   Mr. John Ahern—I second that.
   Messrs. William Fitzmaurice, John Greany, Peter Sheehan, Jeremiah Dorney, T. W. Haines, Patrick Daly, Pierce Nagle, and Richard Batterberry, were proposed and seconded.
   Mr. George Giles called for the minute book of proceedings, which having been produced, he asked the Clerk to read a resolution which was proposed about making a pathway from Rathview to Fairlane, a job got up by the Commissioners who owned that place.
   The Clerk then read the following from the minute book.
   Proposed by Mr. Timothy Collins and seconded by Mr. John Ahern—“Resolved that a pathway be made from Rathview gate to Richard Hallaran's house, at the corner of Fair lane” (loud shouts of disapprobation).
   Mr. Giles—Can you tell us, sir, who voted for that job?
   The Clerk—I cannot ; the names are not entered, but it was lost by 8 to 3.
   Mr. Bolster—Let us ask each Commissioner, of those who were present, if he voted for it.
   The following gentlemen were then asked how they voted—Those against it were R. B. Barry, W. B. Williams, C. Haines, P. Corbett, W. Brady, J. Bourke, J. Fitzgerald, and J. Roche—8.
   For it—Timothy Collins, John Ahern, and Timothy Canty (groans).
   Mr. Williams addressed the rate-payers, and gave an account of his conduct since his election. He read the following from a printed paper which he held in his hand “At a meeting of the Town Commissioners held on Monday, 4th Nov., 1844, Mr. T. Collins in the chair, Wm. B. Williams proposed, and R. B. Barry seconded, the following resolution, with a view, to allow the poor people the privilege of collecting the manure of the town, a privilege enjoyed from time immemorial —Resolved—“That the contracts for sweeping the streets, lanes, &c., be discontinued, and that the poor people be allowed to sweep them, as usual having no employment.”
   For the Resolution—W. B. Williams, R. B. Barry.
   Against it—James Jones, John Ahern, Patrick Corbett, Charles Haines, Richard Winn, James Gallaher, Edward Farmer.
   Mr. A. Clancy—Some of the Commissioners are contractors for cleaning the streets ; they are the scavengers (oh! oh!)
   A vote of confidence was unanimously passed by the Rate-payers to 17 of the old Commissioners—and a vote of want of confidence in John Ahern, Timothy Collins, Michael Ahern, and Timothy Canty.
   Mr. Edward Sullivan—I think we might endeavour to arrange this matter without going to the expense and trouble of a contest (hear, hear). Let us select four others in place of those in whom the Rate-payers have not confidence.
   Mr. R. B. Barry—But they won't resign.
   Mr. E. Sullivan—Well, let ten Rate-payers demand a poll for them, if they wish.
   The Chairman then read out the following list of names as the newly elected Commissioners, no person having demanded a poll for the others ; seven withdrew their names.
   John A. Braddell, Charles Haines, sen., William Brady, Edward Farmer, Richard Winn, R. B. Barry, R. H. Bolster, W. B. Williams, Wm. O'Callaghan, Edward O'Connor, James Roche, John Fitzgerald, Patrick Corbett, J. Cronin, Owen Madden, J.P., Dr. Linehan, J.P., Philip Barry, M.D., R. Barrett, J.P., W. Fitzmaurice, J. Greany, and Hercules Jones—21 (loud cheers).
   Mr. R. B. Barry then came forward, and was received with loud cheers. He said—Fellow Townsmen, as this is the time for your representatives at the Board of Commissioners to give an account of their stewardship, I am here for that purpose (cheers). I can, thank God, come before you, place my hand upon my heart—and say, here is a clear conscience (loud cheers)—one untainted by a single bad vote, and unsullied by contact with any job (great cheering). If there be one rate payer in this court house who is dissatisfied with my conduct, I shall on the instant retire from the Board (loud cries of “no,” and cheers). I have no ambition to gratify—you have twice elected me to the office of Poor Law Guardian, and twice to that of Town Commissioner. In fact, I never suffered defeat at your hands in any contest—(cheers). You have reposed this confidence in me for my humble service in the public cause (hear) ; and no matter in what position of life I may be placed, I shall ever recollect, with the liveliest gratitude, your generous support (cheers). I shall ever make it my proudest boast that I enjoyed your confidence ; and if the name of the humblest tradesman in Mallow, whose character is worthy of defence be attacked in my presence, no one shall do so with impunity (loud cheers). There are some paltry fellows amongst us, who, when lately in Dublin, endeavoured to lessen me in the eyes of my friends, by stating that I was made a law student on account of my exertions in the cause of my country—but I despise the cowardly slanderers more than the slander itself—they belong to a class between the aristocracy and the shopocracy—fellows who are aping after the one, while they are ashamed of the other (cheering). I have not been made a law student by any such means, and when with the blessing of Almighty God, I shall attain my profession, I can look back with proud consciousness on my past life, and defy any man to fasten upon me one dishonourable act (loud cheers). For my slanderers I entertain the most boundless contempt ; they are fellows who stab in the dark, but smile in your face by day—(cheers). I prefer the open hostility of such to their hypocritical and dangerous acquaintance (great cheers). As I said before, I have no ambition to gratify, and having witnessed the unwearied exertions of Mr. John Bourke, as Town Commissioner, who was twice our chairman, I call on you to induce him to serve you in my place (cries of “we must have both;” but Mr. Bourke refused all entreaties to serve) I have now only to thank you for your renewed mark of confidence. Mr. Barry resumed his seat amid loud applause.
   Mr. Barry again rose and moved that Mr. John O'Connor do now leave the chair, and that Mr. Charles Haines, sen., be called thereto.
   Mr. Barry—You are aware that our excellent chairman cannot by law be re-elected to-day ; and it is now my pleasing duty to move a vote of thanks to him ; he was for two years our chairman. I will not obtrude my own private feelings on the meeting, but will speak of him solely in his official capacity, and if zeal for the interest of the town, honourable, upright conduct, gentlemanly demeanour, and courteousness to all, deserve your approbation, then you will carry by acclamation a vote of thanks to Mr. O'Connor.
   Carried by loud acclamation.
   Mr. O'Connor—Gentlemen, I have only to return my sincere thanks to my friend Mr. Barry, for the exceedingly kind terms in which he has mentioned my name, and to you for the very flattering manner in which it was received (cheers).
   The meeting then separated. [see also 13 July 1846]

ADVENTURES OF A CAT.—A fine large gray tom-cat was in November last, brought in from Innerleithen per carrier, packed up in a basket to a family residing in Leith Walk. It remained there about three months, and had become thoroughly domesticated and reconciled to its new abode. At the end of that time, namely, early in February, it was transferred to a family in Scotland-street, but with whom it remained only two days, when it found an opportunity of escape. No more was heard of Tom till about three weeks ago, when to the utter astonishment of his original owner, he made his appearance at Innerleithen, worn and weary, but bearing unmistakeable tokens of his identity. How he managed to subsist through the interval of four months, or what guide he had through the 30 miles of country between Edninburgh and Innerleithen, over hills and streams, and cultivated fields, and tartan moors, which he had never traversed before, save in the covered basket, must, we suppose, remain for ever among the mysteries of natural history.—Caledonian Mercury.
   The Inspector General of Customs is about to visit Tralee, to consider the propriety of removing the Custom house from Blennerville to that town.

   WEDNESDAY MORNING.—The Alban steamer arrived at Killorglin yesterday evening, with meal for the Killarney Relief Committee.
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The Cork Examiner, 13 July 1846
   SIR.—I feel reluctantly called upon to notice briefly the report of the Election of Town Commissioners for Mallow, which appeared in your paper. Tho' within three or four hours drive of Mallow for a short time previous I was so totally indifferent to the result of this Election that I did not take the trouble of attending. I proposed the formation of a footway to Bathview a year or two ago, not because I happened to reside there, but because it is the only leading thoroughfare out of the town which has no such accomodation, and of so much importance is it deemed, that the Poor Relief Committee unanimously decided on carrying out my views should their funds admit of it.
   I utterly deny that when I proposed the matter to the Town Commissioners, the meeting pronounced it a job ; so far from it, it was looked upon as altogether a question of time, owing to the Commissioners being heavily in debt ; as independently of its public utility, Bathview terminates the boundary of their jurisdiction, has paid about Four pounds a year rates since the act of parliament came into operation, and is by its provisions entitled to its share of the public improvements. Of the Election I shall say nothing, save that it seems curious that Mr. Michael Ahern, who was not at the meeting in question, was rejected, and a Commissioner who voted for the so-called job accepted. As regards Mr. John Ahern, I shall only say that his character for private worth and public principle stands too high to require any eulogy at my hands.
               I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
   Mallow, July 10th, 1846.      TIMOTHY COLLINS.

OUR Liverpool papers due this morning have not reached us. We have a private letter announcing that the Great Western was off the port. The Steamer had telegraphed important intelligence regarding the oregon question, and “very bad news” from Mexico. We wait with anxiety the arrival of more full information.

IT was considered unnecessary to have brought a company of the 95th from this town to Killarney Fair, in anticipation of a faction fight. There were a few Police at command, certainly ; but there never was one of these foolish exhibitions in that town, that Mr. John O'Connell, with, horse and hand—something in the last of course—and a few police, would not knock to pieces. It is deplorable that these people will not learn sense enough to let each other alone. The affair was thought to be dying off, but was revived on the first and second evening of the Races.
   ARDFERT FAIR.—This fair was held to-day. It was both thin of stock and people. There were but few milch cows, and those of an ordinary description, but bought at prices far exceeding their appearance. Bacon pigs were scarce and brought the highest price. Yearlings brought from £2 to £3 10s each. Store pigs, sheep and lambs in demand.
   DUNGARVAN.—Mr. Edward Galway, of Duckspool, was solicited by some of the electors to start as a repealer, but declined to do so till the general election, when he will certainly come forward — Tipperary Constitution.

WE are given to understand that the Rev. John Clancy, has kindly consented to advocate the claims of the Free Schools of Passage and Monkstown, on Sunday the 26th Instant.

   The Hon. Hayes St. Leger has been invited by E. D. Freeman, Esq., High Sheriff, to take the chair as Foreman of the County Grand Jury at the ensuing Assizes.
C O C K - F I G H T I N G .
CHARLEVILLE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8TH.—A Cockfight took place at Coleman's Well, about two miles from this town, on Tuesday, (yesterday) at which some hundred pounds—perhaps three—changed hands. I, though I could have wished those present in a “pit” of scarcely more infernal character, attended, to give your sporting (?) readers an account. The rival parties were from Doneraile and Rathkeale. The two first battles in which Doneraile was victorious, were sharply contested, and occupied about ten minutes each. In the third fight which continued for upwards of half an hour, a “Pill,” the property of Mr. John Reidy, won, on the Doneraile side. There were some heavy wagers staked on this battle. The fourth was also a well-contested battle, and was won again by Doneraile. In the fifth, Rathkeale proved victorious. The last, which eventuated in the victory of the Doneraile party, held for upwards of a quarter of an hour, and showed some smart cutting. The wager on the “Main” was but £20 each, but the private betting was enormous. The “sport” finished with some private matches.

   INFANTICIDE.—Francis Twiss, Esq., Coroner, held an inquest on the body of a child in Castleisland a few days ago, and though the circumstances of the inquest itself would be sufficient to excite attention—it having been instituted in consequence of a dog having been seen—a horrid spectacle—with the head of a child in its mouth —it is further remarkable from the fact of the Coroner and the Relief Committee of Castleisland having been near to coming into collision, that officer endeavouring to enforce the attendance of the gentlemen of the committee while in deliberation. They resisted the mandate of the officer, and succeeded in defeating him, by locking him out while in search of the authorities to arrest the contumacious councillors. I have not heard how the inquest terminated but suspicion is attached to a female who has disappeared.
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The Cork Examiner, 20 July 1846

   On the 8th inst., at her house, Thomond-square, the lady of Wm. Hawksley, Esq., Captain of the screw-steamer Prometheus, of a daughter.
   On the 13th inst., at 14, Heytesbury-street, Dublin, the lady of Adam Henry Fuller, Esq., Solicitor, of a son.
   On Friday morning, in Cecil-street, Limerick, the lady of Stanley Bourchier, Esq., Solicitor, of a daughter.
   On the 12th inst., at Oakwood, the lady of Wm. Maunsell Smith, of a son.
   In Clonmel, the lady of Wm. Sibbald, Esq., Manager of the Provincial Bank, of a Daughter.
   At Eaton-place, the lady of W. Wiggett Chute, Esq., M.P., of a son.
   July 13, at Preston, Lancashire, at the residence of her father, J. Addison, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, the lady of Major Crofton, of the 6th Royal Regiment, of a son and heir.

   On the 16th inst., at St. Michael's Church, Blackrock, by the Rev. J. N. Lombard, Rector of Carrigaline, James Bull, of Lakeville, in this county, Esq., to Mary Williamson, eldest daughter of Wm. Crofts, of Ballinure, also in this county, Esq.
   On the 16th inst., at Monkstown Church, Dublin, by the Rev. John Williams, Handel Rogers, of Limerick, Esq., to Frances, youngest daughter of the late Richard Phillips, of Geal, in the co. Tipperary, Esq.
   At the Cathedral of Lismore, Major George S. Montizambert, of the 62d Regiment, to Jane Vaughan Cotton, daughter of the Archdeacon of Cashel.

   On the 15th inst., at Monkstown, after a short illness, in the 67th year of his age, John Newsom, Esq., a member of the Society of Friends.
   At Passage, on Saturday morning, Frances, the beloved wife of James H. O'Brien, Esq., of King-street.
   On the 16th inst., Joseph M. Barter, Esq., of Drumcarragh-house, aged 50 years.
   At Perth, on the 30th ult., Lieut.-Colonel Archibald Walker, Royal Engineers.
   At Newcastle, Mr. John Walker.
   Mr. John Radcliffe, Clonmel.
   In George's-street., Limerick, Matilda, daughter of the late Thomas Maunsell Rose, Esq.
   On Tuesday, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Pierce Shannon, Esq., Corbally, Ellen Grady, daughter of Daniel Grady, sen., Esq., Shorepark, Kildysart.
   On the 15th inst., at his father's residence, Monkstown, Dublin, aged 18 years, David, youngest son of Gilbert Cockburn.
   July 10, Sophia Frances, daughter of the late Daniel Bagot, Esq., of Dublin, and niece of General Sir R. Sheeffe, Bart.
   On the 16th inst., at his residence, 7, Ushers's-island, Mr. Garret Moore, sen. He was one of the oldest members of Lawyers' Artillery, and was upwards of sixty years in the Queen's Bench Office.
   DEATH OF THE EARL OF KILKENNY—Died, at Ballyconra, at six o'clock, on the evening of Thursday, the 16th instant, the Right Hon. Edmund, Earl of Kilkenny, in the 76th year of his age. The deceased nobleman had laboured many years under mental indisposition, but the illness which caused his death was only of a few days duration. Dying without issue, the Earldom of Kilkenny becomes extinct ; but the title of Viscount Mountgarrett descends to Henry Redmond, son of the late Hon. Henry Butler, brother of the deceased Earl— Kilkenny Journal
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