The Cork Examiner, 3 June 1846
   The New York Papers contain the following :—On the 1st of May the Swedish sloop of war Charles Krona, Captain E. G., of Klint, sailed from Havannah for Sweden, with a crew, consisting of 132 men, and when off Matanzas, having been two days and three nights out, was caught in a squall, which turned the vessel bottom upwards, consigning to a watery grave one hundred and fifteen souls! The vessel immediately sunk. Seventeen of the crew, who saved themselves by clinging to spars of the vessel, were picked up by a New Orleans vessel, and brought into New York.

FOR some time past the state of the weather has been most favourable to vegetation. The potato and corn crops give the most cheering promise of an abundant harvest. The former, in particular, about which such apprehensions existed, show as favourably as on any former year. The stalks everywhere look strong and healthy. The warmth of the weather, in the absence of rain, is beautifully tempered by heavy night dews. We have seen ears of wheat gathered in the neighbourhood of this city, fully formed. The reports from all parts of the country are favourable.
   FUNERAL OF PETER PURCELL.—The remains of this distinguished and estimable Irishman were conveyed to their last resting place, in Marlborough street Chapel, this morning under circumstances as well calculated to soothe the feelings of his family as could be desired by their warmest friends. The hearse was followed by a train of gentlemen on foot ; extending from the late residence of Mr. Purcell in Rutland-square to the entrance of the chapel, and the procession was closed by a long line of carriages. Among those who paid this last tribute of respect to the deceased were men of the highest position in our city ; and the funeral service, which was performed by Archbishop Murray, was attended to its close by many who perhaps never, upon any former occasion, found themselves within the walls of a place of Roman Catholic worship. We understand that no leading member of the Repeal Association attended the funeral.—Evening Mail of Monday.
   Langan's Inn, opposite the Clarence dock gates, Liverpool, is advertised to be sold by his executors.
   John Sweeny, a young man, fell dead at ball playing on Sunday last at Birr.
   An extensive issue of silver threepenny pieces is about to take place.
T H E   B L I N D   A S Y L U M .
THE Ladies' Committee of this asylum have determined on holding a “Fancy Sale” during the approaching Assizes, for the purpose of aiding its almost exhausted funds. We hope the public will bear in mind the noble and sacred character of the duties which these truly christian ladies undertake to discharge, and contribute, by their purchases, to the relief of the helpless beings so touchingly commended to our guardianship. These blind creatures, of both sexes, are taught to become proficients in various modes of handicraft, and the numberless products of their ingenuity and industry will be the staple articles of the sale. When the day for this draws near, we shall take care to put our humane and sympathising fellow-citizens again in mind of it.
   We may mention, as a proof of the extreme urgency of the appeal of the Committee, that two of the inmates, in consequence of the lowness of funds of this Asylum, were obliged to seek admission into the workhouse on Monday.
   FATAL ACCIDENT ON BOARD THE STEAMER FINN M'COULL.—An accident took place on board the steamer Finn M'Coull, at two o'clock in the afternoon of Wednesday last, when leaving Garlieston Quay, at which place she had called, on her voyage from Wigtown to this port. The boiler gave way in the starboard coal bunker, and from the water and steam thus escaping, William Esplin, first engineer, James Hughes, and James Braidie, firemen, were so severely scalded as to occasion their death ; James Grimes and Christopher Collie, also firemen, are in a dangerous state. None of the passengers or sailors have received any injury. The accident is supposed to have originated by an over pressure of steam having been kept up, and, probably, want of attention to the valves. The steamer (with the exception of the boiler) has not sustained damage.
   FRANCIS PRENDERGAST, ESQ., for very many years Register of the Court of Chancery—a most efficient public servant, and a warm hearted private friend— departed this life last evening, covered with age and honour. He was very popular amongst his contemporaries and associates, and was greatly beloved by his family and connexions. The salary of the office is about £1,500 a-year. Mr. Yelverton O'Keeffe, who at present discharges the duty of Registrar in the Rolls Court, succeeds by seniority to the Chancery ; and the vacancy occasioned by his promotion, with a salary of £1,000 a-year, is in the gift of the Chancellor.—Evening Mail.
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