The Cork Examiner, 7 April 1847

B I R T H S .
   Lady Charles Wellesley was safely delivered of a daughter on Friday, at Apsley-house.
   EXTRAORDINARY BIRTH.唯etween 11 and half-past 12 o'clock on Thursday night, Mrs. Holder, of 166, Blackfriar's-road, was confined with four children 葉wo boys and two girls, all of whom are living.

D E A T H S .
   On Tuesday the 6th inst., at his father's house, Mardyke Parade, aged 16 years, O'Connell Francis, son of Charles Sugrue, Esq.
   At his lodgings, Cove, on Saturday the 3d inst., John Daniel Harnett, Esq., of Laurel Hill, Blarney, deeply regretted by his family and friends.
   At Isle of Man, Jane, only daughter of the late Daniel Cudmore, Esq., of Manister, co. Limerick, niece to the late Col. Hodder of Hodders Field.
   On the 30th ult., at Kingston College, Mitchelstown, in the 71st year of her age, Miss Mary Raymond, daughter of the late Wm. Raymond, Esq.
   On the 30th ult., at his residence, Dorset-street, Dublin, Maximilian Joseph Labat, Esq., in the 88th year of his age, upwards of fifty-five years of which he was a zealous, faithful, and intelligent officer of the Bank of Ireland.
   At Baltimore, William Sullivan, a native of the county of Cork, but for the last 20 years a citizen of the United States.

   The Very Rev. D. M. Collins and the Rev. C. B. Gibson gratefully acknowledge the receipt of 10l (5l each) from the relief fund of the Congregational Union of Ireland, by the hands of the Rev. Alexander King, which they will distribute, according to Mr. King's wishes, amongst the very poor of Mallow.
   Very Rev. Theobald Mathew gratefully acknowledges, for the relief of the poor, from Mr. Commissioner Farrell, 5l.

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   LAMBETH.勇XTRAORDINARY CASE OF BIGAMY.
Yesterday, David Ahearne, an Irishman, upwards of 60 years of age, was placed at the bar before Mr. Norton, for final examination on a charge of bigamy.
   Mr. Roberts attended for the prosecution, and Mr. Games for the defence.
   The first witness called was Timothy Ahearne, brother of the prisoner, who deposed, that in the year 1823 he was present at the marriage of his brother with a young female named Ann Fitzpatrick, at Kensington Church. The prisoner after that marriage lived with his wife next door to him, for about two or three years, when they separated, and after this the prisoner went to live with Catherine Joyce, then present. The prisoner and Joyce lived together for some time before he (witness) became aware of their marriage, and when he was told of it by Joyce, he said, 鄭 pretty job you have made of it with a married man. Joyce then replied, 溺arried or single, the job is now done. At this time the prisoner's first wife was alive, and he recollected her dying some years afterwards, when he attended her funeral.
   In reply to the questions of Mr. Games, the witness said that the woman Joyce was perfectly well aware that the prisoner was a married man when she married him, as several members of his family as well as himself had told her.
   Mrs. Catherine Joyce, alias Regan, deposed that in the year 1828 the prisoner visited her as a single man, and made a proposal of marriage to her, which she accepted, and they were married at the parish church of St. Martin in the Fields, on the 12th of October, in the same year. Soon after he commenced to ill use her, and scarcely allowed her the common necessaries of life, and on one occasion he was committed from Bow-street for a month for ill treating her. He had also deserted his home two or three times before he finally left her. Before finally going away he had nearly starved her.
   Cross examined by Mr. Games幽ad not been told by the last witness or any of his family that the prisoner was a married man before she had gone to St. Martin's church with him. She was aware that he had lived with a female, as he, the prisoner, had told her so himself. He had also told her that the female was married and that her husband, who was a soldier, had come and took her away from him. Her name at the time of her marriage with the prisoner was Regan, and she was a widow, but the prisoner in putting up the banns had given her maiden name.
   Sophia Craddock, a well-dressed middle-aged female, stated that during the summer of last year the prisoner paid his addresses to her as a single man, and believing that he was so, she consented to be his wife, and they were married on the 19th of July, at Battersea Church. Soon after she discovered that she had been much deceived in him, for instead of being a kind old man he was quite the reverse預 stingy old brute預nd had actually commenced to dispose of her property by piecemeal, when she fortunately discovered that he had another wife living. She sought her out, and gave the prisoner into custody.
   The policeman who took the prisoner into custody produced the certificates of the three marriages.
   The prisoner, in reply to the charge, said that when he married Joyce she was perfectly well aware that he had another wife living ; but her reply was that she did not mind that. With respect to Mrs. Craddock, he would admit that at first when he met her she might not be aware he was a married man ; but when she asked him to have her he acknowledged that it was no use in thinking of such a thing, as he was a married man. Her reply was that she did not mind, and that if the other wife did not trouble them they should not trouble her, and upon these conditions he married her.
   The prisoner was then fully committed to take his trial on the charge of marrying Catherine Joyce, alias Regan, his former wife Ann being living at the time ; and the evidence of the third wife, Mrs. Craddock was also taken, and she was bound over as a witness in the case.
   Mr. Games applied to have the prisoner admitted to bail ; but Mr. Norton refused to comply with his request, particularly as the proceeding, at the Central Criminal Court commence next week, and his period of imprisonment before his trial will be of short duration.

   The Repeal Association owes Mr. O'Connell 」1900, 」600 to Mr. Browne, the printer ; 」300 to the Freeman's Journal, with several other heavy items. Mr. O'Connell has sent over 」50 weekly to keep the doors of Conciliation-hall open, otherwise they must have been closed.World.

   DEATH OF A REMARKABLE CHARACTER.涌n Sunday, the 21st instant, at the age of 100 years, died Ann Murray, in her well-known cave at Red Bay, on the north eastern coast of the county Antrim. At the base of that lofty headland called Lourg-Eden, which forms the northern boundary of Glenariff, and which runs down to the coast road immediately adjoining the sea, are two natural cavities熔ne of these is occupied as a smith's forge ; the other has long been used as human habitation. Few tourists to the Causeway have passed by these caves without paying a visit to Nanny, who, in her personal appearance and in the originality of her manners, was as great a curiosity as the cave itself. To those who have never seen the interior of 哲anny's Cave, it would be impossible to give anything of an accurate description cold, damp, and dreary, extending about 20 feet into the rock, and not more than six feet from the ground to the roof in the highest part, with perpetual drops of water oozing out of the upper stratum and so dark as to require, even at noonday, the light of a candle in order to explore it ; with no vent for the smoke except the mouth of the cave, which was protected from the violence of the storm in the winter season by a small wicker door. Yet in this cave, where to have spent 24 hours would have taken the life of an ordinary being, this remarkable woman passed a solitary existence of fifty years, destitute of every human comfort ; but in the enjoyment of excellent health, which she retained until a short period before her death. Although living in such a miserable habitation, Nanny has received more distinguished company than many who dwell in the most splendid palaces. The greater part of the nobility and aristocracy of the three kingdoms have called to see her, and she could boast of having received presents from some of the first families in Europe. Her only means of support were the voluntary offerings of the curious, who were attracted to her cell, and whose liberality she invariably continued to call forth by her simple and unostentatious hospitality, as she insisted on every one who paid her a visit to partake of a small quantity of the best 杜ountain dew the country could afford.Belfast Vindicator.
   A Bad Leg of several Year's standing cured by Holloway's Ointment and Pills.柚r. Turpin Prowse, Richmond Cottage, Widcome, Bath, has made a declaration to the following effect: 典hat he had been suffering for more than five years with an ulcerated leg, covered with fourteen wounds, and that he had been a patient at the United Hospital, at Bath, for three or four years, and that he had also used the sulfur bath every other day for six months, and all to no purpose, but that he is now perfectly cured after every other means had failed, and by the use of Holloway's Ointment and Pills. Mr. King, Chemist, Bath, will vouch for the truth of this extraordinary case.


KILNAMARTERA AND BALLYVOURNEY.
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TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER
Macroom, April 5, 1847   
   DEAR SIR悠 regret to inform you that from dysentery and dropsy, the necessary consequences of famine, are making frightful havoc amongst our emaciated poor people. I have, this day, been called on to attend ten sick, where in many instances I found the living and dead thrown on one common litter of filthy straw. The dead are left unburied often four days, and then taken by stealth at night, without coffins, to the graves. It is truly mournful to see the whole country on the verge of desolation. Every man who is able is flying to America ; and I fear our entire brave and hardy population will be in a very short time annihilated, unless a merciful providence interpose to avert the awful calamity.
   I am Sir, very respectfully yours,
P. BURTON, P.P.   


TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER
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Fairy Land, Macroom, April 3d, 1847   
   DEAR SIR裕he observations of Mr. Baron Richards on the trial of John Cronin, for stealing a pannier of turf, in which my name was introduced, having been reported in your paper of the 29th ult., and having received a letter from Mr. R. Donovan (Clerk of the Crown) on the subject, by directions of Mr. Baron Richards, I will feel much obliged if you will with your usual kindness give the following correspondence in reference thereto a place in your columns, at your earliest convenience. The first sentence in my answer comprises Mr. Donovan's letter to me.
   I remain, dear Sir, your much obliged,
ROBERT WARREN.   
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The Queen v. John Cronin.
   SIR悠 have received your communication of the 30th ult., in which you state that you have been directed by Mr. Baron Richards, Judge of Assize, to express his disapprobation and regret that such a case should have been sent to the assizes, as the party being bailed ought to have been returned to the next Sessions held at the West Riding to take trial, and not to assizes, where the prosecution was attended with considerable expense.
   The reason for returning the information to the assizes was its taking place some time before the next sessions for the West Riding, and as to the expense, I am not aware that there would be any difference. Skibbereen will be the next sessions, where starvation and death are making such sad havoc, that I am of opinion the poor man (Cronin) would much rather go to Cork to be tried, where he would be taken much better care of than in Skibbereen Bridewell.
   I did all that I could to persuade the prosecutor not to swear any informations, as I thought, from the circumstances, the case very trifling indeed. Cronin offered to pay for the turf and give the prosecutor any satisfaction he required, but he said that nothing would satisfy him but to prosecute, be the expense and inconvenience what they might.
   In conclusion, I think it rather a little strange that the worthy Baron should think it necessary to single me out of the number of Magistrates of the county for censure, for sending such a case to the assizes for trial, where several of as great hardships were sent, such as stealing a goose, a hen, a shawl, &c., which I perceive by the newspapers.
                     I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
ROBERT WARREN.   
   To Richard Donovan, Esq., Clerk of the Crown,
                           Crown Office, Courthouse, Cork.


CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY.
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STARVATION IN KERRY.
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THE following inquests were lately held in the county of Kerry: the first on the body of Mary Kennedy, on 27th March, at Derrymore.
   Catherine Moriarty sworn.優eceased, Mary Kennedy was her sister. She, deceased, and three children were sent on a car from Inch, to the Tralee Poor-house by the Rev. George O'Sullivan. They were not taken into the Workhouse. Denis Sears was the carman who brought them. He carried them back part of the way, and about two hours after nightfall he turned them out of the car and left them on the road. Jeremiah Flyn let them into his house at Derrymore that night. They then came on to the house of the Widow Layne, who refused to let them in, and they remained near the wall which was close to the house. Deceased died the next morning. On the way from the poor house they got some bread at Tralee. They used to be two days without any food before they were sent to the poor house, and is of opinion that if deceased had food, she would not now be dead.
   Richard Blennerhassett, M.D., deposed that the deceased Mary Kennedy came by her death, to the best of his judgment, from starvation.遊erdict, died of starvation.
   The same verdict was returned on the inquest of Daniel Griffin, one of the children, who also died on that occasion.
   On the 29th of March a third inquest was held near Derrymore, on the body of Catherine Moriarty, the witness on the two former inquests.
   John O'Donnell deposed that he yesterday saw the deceased Catherine Moriarty and two children with her by the wall in the same place she now lies ; did not speak to her but spoke to the boy that was with her, who told witness she could take no food. In about two hours after he saw her, at which time she was not dead ; the two children came to the house of witness after nightfall, and told them she was dead ; he put the children into a house of his and gave them some straw for a bed, and went to where she was, and found her dead.遊erdict like the preceding.

   ENCOURAGEMENT TO EMIGRATION.輸USTRALIA. Extract, Sept., 1846:欄The thing we are in the greatest want of is labour. We are now giving 」35 a year for a man and his wife, and 」25 a year for shepherds, besides rations, which consist of 10lb. of flour, 12lb of beef, 2lb of sugar, and シlb of tea per week, and a house to live in, and by no means hard work. We have a great many working men earning from 30s to 42s per week.
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   A prisoner was brought into this city on Friday morning, by the Dublin coach, having been arrested in Liverpool, on a charge of being connected with the late barbarous murder of Mr. Prim, the pay clerk, and Constable Yates. The prisoner is lodged in the county jail, and the charge is being investigated.Kilkenny Journal.
CORK SPRING ASSIZES-1847
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CITY COURT柚ONDAY.
MR. SERGEANT STOCK took his seat on the Bench this morning at 10 o'clock, and proceeded with the hearing of
CITY CRIMINAL CASES.
   John Morrisy, Joseph Healy, Denis Finnegan, Catherine Finnegan, and Julia Murphy were given in charge, the first two of the prisoners for stealing 50 yards of cloth, value 」30, the property of George Cannock and others, and the other three prisoners with having received same, knowing them to be stolen.
   The prisoners pleaded not guilty.
   Michael Hurly was sworn and examined by Mr. Walsh and deposed that he was a carman in the employment of Mr. Lefebure ; knows the prisoners ; remembers the Nimrod coming in to the quay, on the 25th of January last ; Morrisy and Haly [sic] were then employed on the quay ; a bale of cloth was lying on the quay, having been landed from the Nimrod ; they told him that the bale was lying there since morning ; they all agreed to take it, and Joseph Healey [sic] desired them to remove it to Carter's, and that he would come and carry it away from that ; they took it to Carter's ; it was arranged between them to take it after that to Healy's house, and to meet there and divide it amongst them ; when they opened the bale, they found nine pieces of cloth in it, which they divided between them ; Finnegan's wife is sister to Healy.
   The Witness was cross examined by Mr. Scannell, but nothing of importance was elicited.
   Jeremiah O'Callaghan was examined, and deposed that he was in the employment of Messrs. Cannock, and that a quantity of cloth was to arrive to the Messrs. Cannock, per the Nimrod, from Liverpool, which witness had purchased at Leed [sic] ; witness saw the cloth in the Station House in Cork, and identified it ; part of it was then cut, apparently by a person not in the habit of cutting cloth.
   James Breen, clerk in the employment of Messrs. Hirst and Co. of Leeds, deposed to having prepared an invoice of the cloth sold by him to the former witness.
   Jeremiah O'Callaghan was re-examined裕here were about 50 yards of cloth less in what he saw at the Station house than what was mentioned in the invoice.
   William Morrissy sworn and examined優eposed that he knew the prisoners, and that on the 25th of January Hurley came to him at Mr. Carter's where he was employed, and gave him a bale of cloth, which he told him to keep until Healy should come for it ; Healy afterwards called for it and got it from him ; there was another man with Healy at the time.
   A Clerk in the employment of Mr. Hegarty, Pawnbroker, deposed that on the 28th of January a woman, whom he identified as one of the female prisoners, Julia Morrissy, [sic] came into the office and offered him a piece of cloth ; he asked her where she got it, and finally stopped the cloth, and handed her over to the custody of Constable Graham.
   Constable Graham deposed to having arrested the prisoner Julia Morrissy, and having searched her house, where he found three pieces of cloth ; one of which on being compared with the piece offered at Mr. Hegarty's appeared to be that from which the latter piece had been cut. When she was arrested, she gave her name as Julia Morrissy ; he had also found 」4 10s in money in a box in the prisoner's house ; witness got two pieces of cloth from Mr. Thornhill, Pawnbroker, which Mr. O'Callaghan indentified at the station house.
   Head Constable Crowley deposed that he arrested the prisoner Finnegan, and searched her house, where he and his wife were, but without finding anything there. He got two pieces of black cloth from Constable Graham, which he was told had been offered to Mr. Thornhill by Finegan. [sic]
   Mr. Thornhill, Pawnbroker, deposed that he received from the Prisoner Finegan [sic] two pieces of black cloth, in last January. The prisoner on that occasion told him his name was Coveney, of Bandon. Witness gave up the cloth to Constable Graham.
   Ellen Leavis deposed that she was employed in the office of Mrs. Miller, pawnbroker, where she was offered a piece of cloth in pawn by the female prisoner, Finnegan, who then gave her name as Catherine Healy ; witness afterwards gave up the cloth to Constable Crowley.
   Some other witnesses having been examined to the same effect, Mr. M. H. Conway was examined by Mr. Walsh, and deposed that Mr. J. Leycester is one of the partners of the Cork Steam Packet Company, to which the Nimrod belongs ; the cargo of the Nimrod was discharged on the 25th of January, and witness was told by the landing clerk that a bale of cloth for Cannock & Co. was missing.
   The evidence having closed, Mr. Scannell addressed the jury for the defence, after which his Lordship summed up the evidence.
   The jury retired for a short time and then returned a verdict of guilty against all the prisoners.
   While the jury were engaged in finding their verdict, another jury was sworn, and his Lordship proceeded with the hearing of the following case:
   John Donelly was charged with having obtained a loaf of bread from Miss A. Bastable, by presenting a forged ticket, signed in the name of the Rev. Mr. Marmion.
   The prosecutrix deposed that the Rev. Mr. Marmion had been in the habit of sending persons to her shop with tickets signed by him to receive bread, for which he used to pay. The prisoner one day came into her shop and presented her a ticket signed in the name of the Rev. Marmion, for a loaf of bread. She at first refused to give it, suspecting from the manner of the prsioner that he was attempting to cheat her, but he, having left the shop for a short time, came back, saying he had seen the Rev. Marmion since, and he had told him to get the bread, and that he would call in himself in the course of the day. Witness then produced the ticket, which she deposed she had kept ever since.
   The Rev. Mr. Marmion was sworn, and deposed that he never signed the document which was handed to him.
   The Court wished to know whether the prosection was to be for obtaining under false pretenses or for presenting a forged document.?
   Mr. Scannell said it was for uttering a forged document.
   The jury returned a verdict of guilty. Sentence耀ix months' imprisonment.
   James Connor was sentenced to three months' imprisonment for stealing a quantity of brass and copper, the property of the Cork Steam Packet Company.
   Timothy Mahony was sentenced to two years' imprisonment at hard labour, for having stolen the sum of 」3.
RULE OF COURT
   Sergeant Stock then proceeded to sentence the different prisoners who had been tried. The following are the sentences which were passed.
   William Reardon, who pleaded guilty to feloniously receiving goods, 3 months' imprisonment with hard labour ; Ellen Riordan, petty larceny, 3 months from the date of her committal ; Jeremiah Murphy, same offence, 3 months with hard labour ; John, Tean, and Edward Whitford, who pleaded guilty of burglary of the most extensive kind, to be imprisoned for two years and a half from the date of the committal and kept to hard labour ; John and Mary Duggan, for feloniously receiving the goods robbed, 18 months from committal, with hard labour. The prisoners were brother and sister, and both far advanced in life.
   His Lordship observed that it appeared they had been long engaged in this irregular and nefarious traffic, and had seduced children of tender years into the commission of offences.
   John Mullany, convicted of cow stealing, in favour of whom Mr. Walsh read a memorial signed by the prosecutors, 12 months imprisonment with hard labour ; Michael Griffin, found guilty of larceny, was next put forward to receive sentence.
   Prisoner, addressing the Court悠 would be obliged to you if you transported me. I am quite destitute of friends or relatives.
   Gaoler悠 must state that his conduct in the gaol has been most outrageous. He tore up near a pound's worth of bedding, without the slightest provocation, in order that he should be reported to your lordship.
   Court雄ou are to be imprisoned for one year from the date of your committal, and kept to hard labour.
   The next prisoner brought up was Timothy Lynch, who had pleaded guilty of sacrilege.
   His Lordship said雄ou are, I understand, a Catholic, and none but a man totally devoid of all religious impressions could be guilty of such an enormous act as you have committed. It is an offence which rarely occurs in this country, and when it does occur, it ought to be severly repressed. I shall sentence you to 12 months imprisonment and hard labour.
   Timothy Mahony, who was convicted of robbing a poor countryman of a small sum of money, and who it appeared was the leader of a wicked gang, and himself an incorrigible offender, got two years and a half's confinement with hard labour. Michael Neville, a pensioner, found guilty of manslaughter, was sentenced to an imprisonment of 12 months from the date of his committal. Patrick Gallwey, convicted of the manslaughter of his sister.
   His Lordship said this prisoner had very narrowly, and upon very doubtful evidence, escaped being convicted of the monstrous crime of wilfully murdering his own sister ; but he had been found guilty of the manslaugter of that near and dear relation. He had cruelly violated one of the most sacred ties of human affection. His own character was bad in the extreme, as it appeared from his conduct in the transaction, and he had therefore to tell him that he was to be transported for seven years.
SENTENCE OF DEATH
   James Buchanan, found guilty of wilful murder, was then ordered to be placed at the bar, and he shortly appeared, wearing a brown coat over a soldier's old undress.
   The Judge then addressed the convict as follows: James Buchanan, after a solemn trial, and most patient investigation of your case, a jury of the country has found you guilty of the murder of Robert Frizby. [sic] That ill-fated man fell by your hand. He was your fellow-soldier, and in the hour of unsuspecting security, whilst at his post and duty, in the midst of peace, in his own quarters, he was slaughtered by you. The death of a soldier in the field of battle, combating for his country, though it may be painful, though it may be violent, is sweetened and consoled by the sense of honour, by the thought that he dies discharging the soldier's sacred duty to his country and his king. But the death of your victim was not accompanied with any such consolation. Your wicked and abominable error hurried him to his last couch by means of a cruel assassination, carrying with it for him no glory, no honour, no military recompense in the remembrance of his brave companions, to alleviate the agonies of a slow and painful death. What must now, and for the rest of your earthly career, were your life spared, would for ever be, the pangs of conscience which must torment your breast! Even if your fate reserved you for a more lengthened period of existence, than the violated laws of God and man allot you, that prolongation of your life would only transfer you from an ignominious punishment in public to the avenging torments of your own mind. Frisby died by your arm. Frisby was to you innocent and without fault. He might have had his faults towards others ; towards you, his assassin, he was as unoffending as the child that was born yesterday. Him in the sanguinary transports of your malice have you slain. You intended not his death ; you harboured no anger, you had no revenge to gratify, against him. Yet this your fellow man, your comrade, who might, perhaps, in the course of that very day have become your friend葉his man have you deprived of life and being with a purpose as reckless, as if you had been butchering him for your amusement. Your future life, even if you were spared from the death you merit, could not, humanly speaking, be a life reserved for any degree of happiness. Though that men's laws should have spared you, you could not have escaped that inward tormentor, that dire remorse that dogs the criminal at the heels, and at last, though late, though slowly, yet surely, overtakes him upon the evening of his day. It is an awful warning and lesson to all who hear of your wayward wickedness and the punishment which now awaits you. You perpetrated a cruel and fatal attack on the person of one, towards whom you bore no enmity, whom perhaps that very day you might have embraced. The law hands you over to the pains of death, for malice directed against another man, which you were not able, though you tried, to consummate. See how one short interval of vicious indulgence of wicked passion consigns to irredeemable guilt and the extreme punishment, him who in the morning of a day was without blame, yet at night meets a felon's death. Yet, though I speak to you in severity, I will not speak to you in cruelty. Even in the depth of your guilt, there is that, which may be stated in your favour, as some mitigation of the horrid crime of murder. It is not certain, except to the Searcher of human hearts, whether that black form of malignant passion, which disturbed your spirit, when you meditated the death of the sergeant who had reported you謡hether it was the sudden, unpremeditated outbreak of wickedness, or the fruit and growth of a character completely depraved, and a horrid contempt of all laws. I have heard that of you since you have stood under the reproof of general opinion, and have been known as the man who shot Frisby, which induces me to think and hope, you are duly contrite and repentant. The jury also have been touched with a sense of compassion towards you, and have recommended you to mercy. That recommendation I will submit to the head of the Irish Executive. But it is my painful duty at the same time to say, that I cannot reckon upon the event of any reference of your case to his Excellency, so as to flatter you with hopes of commutation of your punishment. You must therefore, prepare for death, for a brief period of time ; and severed once and all, as you now are, from that society of men, whose laws you have violated, turn your thoughts and meditations, for the remainder of your life, towards the eternity which is open to receive you. The Judge concluded by repeating the form of sentence of death, and fixed Monday the 10th of May for its execution.
   During the delivery of this moving address, the deepest silence reigned through the court ; and, while every breath was hushed, the eyes of the audience, were engaged in attentively watching the demeanour of the prisoner, at so awful a moment of his fate. But he received the announcement of his doom, without betraying in the lines of his face, or by change of colour, the least sign of emotion, nor was it possible for the closest scrutiny to observe the slightest traces of falter or agitation in his whole manner and bearing. For some time after the Judge ceased to speak, he continued to stand statue-like at the bar, and looked intently towards the Bench, as if he wished to say something ; but that not appearing to be his intention, he was ordered to be removed. The prisoner is rather a young man, of strong form, and of dull, but not sinister expression of features. The Judge himself seemed to be deeply agitated.
   John Morrissy and Joseph Healy, found guilty of stealing a bale of cloth from the Packet Office were sentenced to 18 months imprisonment each ; and Denis and Catherine Finegan, and Julia Morrissy to one years imprisonment for receiving the property.
   The Court soon afterwards adjourned and the Assizes terminated.

   There were forty car loads and one boat of potatoes in market this week. The supply was very eagerly purchased by farmers for seed, and sold at from 11d. to 1s. 4d. per stone.Limerick Examiner.
   DEATH OF WILLIAM MORRIS READE, Esq.輸t Rosinara, Kilmoganny, William Morris Reade, Esq., once (for a while) M.P., for this city. He caught fever by over- exertion, whilst endeavouring to bring the murderers of Mr. Prim into the power of the law.Waterford Chronicle.
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The Cork Examiner, 12 April 1847

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The Poor Law Guardians of the Mallow Union are obliged to hold their meetings in future in the Town, in consequence of the overcrowded state of the Workhouse. At their meeting on Friday last, notice was given to rescind a resolution of a former day respecting the striking of a new Rate, as the sums then allocated on the several Electoral Divisions are now found totally inadequate to meet the present emergency. The Guardians are indebted to the Provincial Bank something over 」600, and the manager has refused to make further advances unles on personal security. Messrs. James Delacour and J. H. Bainbridge, J.P., have become personally responsible to the Bank.
The progress of death, even on the flags of our Main street, continues with frightful rapidity. Unfortunate creatures crawl into Mallow in disease and take possession, in several instances, of some hall-door, from whence it is almost impossible to remove them. Miss Tarrant of the Main-street, who keeps a most respectable private lodging house, lost all her visitors in consequence of the crowds of starving, houseless poor creatures, who squat themselves beneath the shelter of a large cant window, for which Mallow is so peculiarly remarkable.
The New Relief Committee commenced to distribute gratuitous food on Saturday morning to 500 of the most destitute persons ; but from the great trouble in the insertion of names on the Relief List, which must again be copied in Duplicate for the Finance Committee, a greater number cannot be relieved for a few days longer.
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The Cork Examiner, 14 April 1847


B I R T H S .
   On Monday, the 12th inst., at Woodford, county Tipperary, the Lady of Edmond Murphy, Esq., of a son.
   On Thursday, at his house, Hanover-street, Yougal, the Lady of Maurice Triffin Gibbons, Esq., Commander of the Bark, Bear's Tongue Castle, of a son and heir.
   On Saturday, the 10th instant, at his father's residence, Nelson place, the Lady of John William Edden, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, of a daughter.
   On the 12th inst, at 7, Camden-place, the Lady of Samuel M'Call, Esq., of a son.
   At the College, Ennis, the Lady of the Rev. Dr. King, of a son.

M A R R I E D .
   On the 6th instant, Capt. Alexander Cameron, 42d Royal Highlanders, to Caroline Laura, eldest daughter of the late Major-Gen. Sir Charles Ashworth, K.C.B., K.T.S.
   On the 7th instant, J. Frederic Woolhouse, Esq., her Majesty's 61st Regiment, to Fanny, eldest daughter of E. T. Janverin, Esq., Great Salterns, Portsea.
   On the 6th instant, in Modreeny Church, Richard Rainsford, of Anna Liffey Lodge, county Dublin, Esq., to Angel Wray, third daughter of Thomas Dancer, Esq., of Hilton, co. Tipperary.

D E A T H S .
   At his residence, in Nicholas-street, on Saturday 10th inst., Mr, George Calcott Chambre, aged 87.
   After a short illness, Mr. William Ahern, aged 50 years, during the last 20 of which he superintended the extensive concern of Mr. Conway's posting establishment.
   At his father's house, Lismore, on the 9th inst., of inflammation of the lungs, subsequent to a severe fever, Roger, second son of Michael Power, Esq., at the early age of 25. Cut off in the opening of a most promising career, the death of this estimable young man is a source of the most sincere affliction to his family and numerous friends.
   At Castlemain, county Kerry, of the prevailing epidemic brought on by the discharge of his arduous duties, the Rev. Patrick Tuohy, C.C., of that parish. This excellent and promising young clergyman was the fourth victim amongst his order in this county to the awful times in which we live.
   On the 11th instant, at Grattan's Hill, in her 25th year, Catherine, the beloved wife of Mr. William Puxley, deeply regretted by her relations and friends.
   On Friday evening, the 9th instant, at Short Castle, near Mallow, Louisa, relict of the late Lieutenant-Colonel James, of H.M. 26th Regiment (or Cameronians).
   On the 7th instant, John George, aged 10 years, second son of Mr. John MacNally, 55, Mountjoy-street, Dublin.
   At his residence, Ballinoe, of typhus fever, Mr. William Fleming, Poor Law Guardian for the Electoral Division of Clouncagh and Elty, Newcastle.

An application was made at the Police Office on yesterday morning for informations against a ragged and wretched looking boy named, named James Cleary, from Timoleague. The complainant Mr. John Wigston, living in Adelaide Street, found Cleary in his pantry at seven o'clock on yesterday morning, having on his person the plaintiff's hat, coat, trousers, and waistcoat, and to complete his costume he put on Mr. Wigston's stockings. It was unknown how he effected an entrance, but he must have concealed himself from an early hour the previous night in the bed room of Mr. Wigston.

THIS MORNING'S SCENES
For the last five or six days the Police continue to find corpses in various parts of the city, in many instances deserted, and all presenting evidences of appalling destitution. The scenes witnessed by the Police in the streets and lanes of Cork on this morning exceeded all accounts hitherto recorded, even in the most distressed parts of Ireland.
Constable Cudmore of the Capwell station was out at five o'clock this morning, and, on passing White street, saw a poor man on crutches resting against the wall. On going up to this man he found him quite cold, having died some hours previously. The deceased was a cripple named John Callaghan, and had a ticket on his person for admission to the South Infirmary. It certainly was an extraordinary and melancholy sight to see a man stiff in death, in the same position in which he lived and moved. The corpse was taken to the market, in Douglas street, after which a coffin was procured, and the body interred.

Constable Rice was passing through the North Main-street at twelve o'clock last night, when a young boy came up and told him there was a man dead in Pembroke lane. On going down the lane he saw the father of a family stretched dead, on a sop of straw, the body and face covered by a sheet, and three children asleep alongside of him. A halfpenny candle was lighted alongside of him, which his poor wife had with difficulty procured.

   Constable Rice found another man dead in Fair-lane about ten o'clock last night. There was no person present who could give any information as to the name of the deceased person, or where he came from. He was taken to the Bridewell last night, where it was expected an inquest would be held.

   A young boy named James Murphy, from the neighbourhood of Ballygarvan, was discovered this morning in one of the bulks on the coal quay. The boy had been dead for for some hours before, and a family of three more were in a dying condition, and in all probability will be dead before the day is over. The body of the boy was removed to the Bridewell to await an inquest.
   In a stall convenient to where this boy died, a poor woman was delivered of a child last night, during which time she was obliged to endure the severity of the night without a single person to attend her.
   A coffin, containing a corpse, was deserted on yesterday morning, at South-gate bridge, and remained there until the police were obliged to remove it. On this morning a second coffin was found in precisely the same place, and similarly deserted, by Constable Casey, who went to procure assistance to have it removed. On his return he found that the coffin had been taken away ; and on inquiry he learned that two gentlemen had passed a short time before, and paid a man two shillings for its removal.
   Our Reporter heard that there were two or three cases of a similar nature discovered by the police on this morning but could not ascertain the particulars.

   Since the Police have been obliged to discontinue providing beds for those houseless wanderers, from fifteen to twenty of them have been found dead in our streets. Upwards of seventy of them sleep every night under the bulks and sheds on the Coal Quay.
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The Cork Examiner, 16 April 1847

DEATH OF THE MAYOR OF CORK.
   It is our painful duty to announce the death of EDWARD HACKETT, Esq., Mayor of Cork, which took place, at his residence, Sidney Place, this morning ; and we feel sure there is not a citizen of Cork, no matter what may be his religious or political creed, who does not sympathise with his respected family on the loss of its honoured head, and regret the untimely death of an honest man, an incorruptible and unflinching patriot, a merchant of high integrity, and an earnest supporter of every charitable institution in the city. The immediate cause of Mr. HACKETT'S death is said to have been water-on-the-chest ; but his health had been much impaired for several years, his malady at last ending in a total break up of a once vigourous constitution. It is a matter of regret that the office of Mayor熔ne requiring greater anxiety and greater activity than was compatible with his declining health and weak frame謡as forced on his acceptance by the Council ; whose motive, however, was most praiseworthy葉o secure for the Chief Magistracy of Cork a true-hearted, honest, patriotic, and charitable fellow-citizen預nd to pay a merited compliment to the head of a family remarkable for their public usefulness. There was not in Ireland a more uncompromising and unswerving Nationalist than EDWARD HACKETT. He was devoted to the cause of self-government, with all the earnestness of conviction. On more than one occasion he went up to Dublin in the furtherance of his patriotic views, to represent, in the metropolis of Ireland, the popular feeling of the capital of the South.邑ith other gentlemen, he attended the celebrated levee held at the Rotundo, on the liberation of Mr. O'CONNELL ; and on every occasion that the Repeal principle was involved, he exhibited the consistency of an honest Irishman.
   We understand that the funeral will take place on Monday.

FORTUNATE ARREST
CONSTABLE PORTER, Shandon Station, received information on Wednesday that a countryman was going about the streets drunk, with a large sum of money in his possession. After a short time he arrested a man named Sullivan, from Bruff, in the County of Limerick, with 」113 in gold on his person. The prisoner had been a farmer in the County Limerick, and, after disposing of his farm, came up to Cork for the purpose of emigrating. It was said that, in three days before, during which time he had been continually intoxicated, he had lost the difference between 」113 and 」150. Sullivan appeared thankful to the Constable for arresting him, and after giving 5s. to the man who gave information to Porter, the Magistrates cautioned and discharged him. There is no doubt, if he had not been arrested, but he would have lost every penny of it, for, at the time he was taken, there were two or three characters in his company of more than suspicious appearance.

ROBBERY AT THE WORKHOUSE
SOME days since an entrance was made into the carpenter's workshop attached to the workhouse, and a number of planes, chisels, and other necessaries of the craft taken from the shop. After a vigilant pursuit Constable O'Neill arrested three notorious characters on yesterday morning at three o'clock at the hot wall of the gashouse. The names of the prisoners are Jeremiah Murphy, Patrick Donovan, and James Crofts. The property was indentified, and the parties remanded for trial before the Recorder. The prisoners are members of a gang of fifteen, whose nightly haunt is the hot wall at the gazhouse. The active constable that arrested them, from his peculiar sources of information, learned that a plan was organised and ripe for execution, to attack the stores of the workhouse on this evening (Friday) but this capture put a disagreeable termination to their plans, at least for the present.

ROBBERY AND ARSON
MONDAY night, between the hours of two and three o'clock, a stable and out-house, belonging to James Sullivan, farmer, residing at Ballycannon, about 2ス miles from the city, were broken into, and a quantity of tackling and other articles abstracted therefrom, and the premises then set on fire, which were entirely consumed. Four parties, in whose possession some of the stolen property was found, were arrested on yesterday, and fully committed for trial.

   There were 155 sheep taken from the farm belonging to Mr. Lahiff, as reported in the Journal of Thursday. One of the party present has turned approver and has given such information, as has led to apprehension of several of the persons engaged. A woman residing in the town of Gort, who attended at the slaughter, was the quickest operator amongst her group, as she had a sheep killed and half the carcass brought away before any who waited to kill, had left the field.Clare Journal.
   REVOLTING MURDER AT CASTLEBELLINGHAM.涌n Friday evening last, about 7 o'clock, a young lad named Mathew Macken, in the employment of Sir A. Bellingham, was observed returning from his work, in company with another lad named Clarke, after which Macken disappeared, and no trace could be had of him till the following day at half past 3 p.m., when his body, with the head nearly severed from it, and covered with leaves, was found by an old woman near the entrance gate of the demesne. The murder was supposed to have been effected with a bill or 都lashing hook, which was found besmeared with blood about fourteen yards from the body. Clarke was shortly after arrested. It was stated by Sir Allan Bellingham's caretaker of agricultural implements, &c., that the hook found near the body was the same that he had given to Clarke to sharpen on the day of the murder. No cause can be assigned for the horrid deed, unless it may be a desire to get possessed of 7s which the deceased had on his person, and which the prisoner was aware he (deceased) had been paid by Sir A. Bellingham.Newry Examiner.
   BARBAROUS MURDER OF TWO OLD WOMEN !涌n the night of the 8th inst., two maiden sisters named Anne and Catherine Callan, residing in the townland of Mullacrogbery, were most barbarously murdered in their dwelling house. Catherine was found lying across her bed, naked, and her skull frightfully broken in ; the other sister, Anne, lay stretched on the floor near the entrance, bearing on her person the marks of several stabs, and having a gash extending from the ear half across her throat. The efficient sub-inspector of the district, Thomas R. Barry, Esq., was some short time after its discovery in the morning in attendance ; but, notwithstanding his exertions up to the present, no clue to the murders has been discovered, though a large reward from the landlord of the unfortunate women has been offered. No reason can be assigned for this inhuman act.Ibid.
   We were lately informed that considerable quantities of beans sent to Tarbert on board a Government Steamer, and intended as seed, were bought up by gentlemen in that neighbourhood, and members of the Relief Committee, to be used as food for their horses.Limerick Examiner

   Head Constable John Jolley has been removed to Youghal from Ballincollig, where he had been stationed for the past six years.
   The Messrs. Tattersall have announced that the Castlemartyr Fox Hounds, which were advertised to be sold by them on the 19th instant, have been sold by private sale. Lord Southampton, it is said, is the purchaser.
   EMIGRATION.裕he Emigration Bill has passed the House of Representatives of the State of New York, and was under consideration by the Senate. Its provisions impose great responsibilities upon the owners of all ships importing emigrants into any part of the state, subjecting them to their maintenance should they become chargeable within twelve months from their landing, and in other ways tending to check the pauper emmigration [sic] that had already commenced from Ireland and England.
   THE MINERVA裕his beautiful steam vessel, built for the Cork Steam Ship Company by Messrs. Vernon and Co., arrived here yesterday evening, after a trial trip hence to Dublin and back. She accomplished her passage across, under disadvantages, in eight hours and forty-eight minutes, averaging about fifteen knots. On her return yesterday, she attained a still greater speed up to about half way across, when she was beset by a fog, and could only, for fear of collision, dodge on, heaving the lead, and ringing the bell. She at length made the N. W. Light ship, and got up the river, 殿ll well.迫Liverpool Courier.
   The following estimates of loss of human life in Ireland appears in the last number of the London Spectator : 'FORTY-SEVEN AND 'FORTY-EIGHT.悠t is now calculated by active members of Relief Committees, and the estimate is said to be admitted BY CABINET MINISTERS, that the Irish famine will probably KILL TWO MILLION PEOPLE THIS YEAR. The sum of misery is so great that one can hardly understand it without going into particulars. Two millions in twelvemonth 洋en, women, and children葉hat is 5,479 a day, 228 an hour, and four in little more than a minute. We state a fact, KNOWN IN POLITICAL CIRCLES, THAT TWO MILLION DEATHS IN IRELAND, this year, from hunger, and disease arising from hunger, is the present RECKONING OF PERSONS CONNECTED WITH HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

PRICE OF WHISKEY
   The price of whiskey has fallen one shilling per gallon this week. The price is now 7s 9d.

T H R E E   L I V E S   LOST .
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   A boating party, consisting of 8 persons, left the town of Kenmare on Sunday last, and proceeded up the river about four miles, when a squall came on, and melancholy to relate, the boat upset and three persons, Geoffrey Houlehan, Jeremiah Murphy, and Robert Downing, were drowned. The others saved themselves by clinging to the boat for upwards of an hour and a half, when a small boat from a vessel anchored in the harbour put off and rescued them from their perilous situation. The body of Downing was found the following day.
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The Cork Examiner, 21 April 1847


M A L L O W .
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THE state of the town of Mallow is frightful in the extreme, particularly since the new Relief Committee, under 10th Vic. cap. 7., commenced to give gratuitious relief. Crowds of starving creatures flock in from the rural districts, and take possession of some hall-door, or the outside of some public building, where they place a little straw, and remain until they die. Disease has, in consequence, spread itself throughout the town葉here are now over FOUR HUNDRED INDIVIDUALS AFFLICTED WITH FEVER AND DYSENTARY. Deaths by the roadside, aye, and in some of the principal thoroughfares, are frequently the consequence. The grave-yard has its entrance in the centre of the Main-street預nd in several instances, when the gates were closed against parties seeking to bury the remains of their friends, the coffins were placed on the wall and abandoned.
   The Rev. Mr. Collins, P.P., stated at Mass on Sunday, that Captain Flood, the government Inspector, had applied to government to erect sheds for the fever patients, and said that the gallant gentleman deserved the thanks of the poor of the Mallow Union for his exertions in their behalf容xertions, continued the Rev. Gentleman, prompted by his enlightened mind and benevolent heart.
   The Relief Committee have appointed Mr. Thomas Rowe as Relieving and Detective Officer of the Mallow Electoral Division. The Committee have left nothing undone to give relief to the people.
   It is really awful to witness the number of funerals that daily occur葉he average number of deaths from starvation per week is about FIFTY !

AN AWFUL SCENE.
In a house in Peacock-lane, within one or two doors of Clarence street, some wretched families from the country have taken up their residence. In that portion of it occupied by a labourer named Denis Regan, a horrifying spectacle was presented, yesterday ;葉he wife lay moaning in the agonies of death from starvation in one corner of a bare, badly lighted, and ill ventilated hole of a room ; and, in another corner, on the remains of a sop of straw, lay the dead bodies of two children熔ne, a girl of 13葉he other, a boy of 7. Their appearance was hideously ghastly. The father seemed almost unconscious of the suffering and death around him.

HORRIFYING CIRCUMSTANCE.
BETWEEN the hours of ten and eleven o'clock last night, an emaciated looking countryman, was ejected from his bed in a lodging house, in Barrack-street, by the heartless owner, and cast into the street, almost in a state of nudity, when in the last agonies, lest the reputation of the tenement might be injured by his having expired within its walls. In a few minutes subsequently, the wretched victim of disease and famine died, holding even in death, the fastening of the shutter. Mr. Callaghan, of Barrack-street, on being acquainted with the awful circumstance had the body removed at his own expense ; and it has been laid out this day in the Potato Market, but has not yet been claimed or identified.
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