|T H E P O T A T O C R O P .
|Killarney, July 1st, 1847
| My dear Mr. Maguire,Having just heard of your laudable
desire to ascertain the state of the crops in this country, I am enabled from
personal observation, as well as from the undoubting statements of the Catholic
clergyman of this Decanate to inform you that Crops of all kinds, cereal and
vegetable, are most flourishing here, and the Potato throughout a diameter of 20
miles does not present a single solitary stalk, on which the most
scrutinising eye could discover either blot or blight.
| It is moreover truly cheering to add that the breadth of
cultivated land equals, if not exceeds, the average extent.
|I remain yours very
T. J. O'SULLIVAN
| P.S.Dysentery, which in winter and spring heaped up
mounds of dead bodies, has entirely disappeared, and the fever at present
prevalent, is of a very mild type.
COURT OF QUEENS BENCH.WEDNESDAY.
Wall v. Wall and Alcock
| This was an issue for the Court of Chancery, directed by
an order of the Lord Chancellor, dated the 20th of February, 1847, to try
whether the plaintiff was the legitimate or natural son of Mr. James William
Morris, the eldest son of the late Mr. George Morris, of Mountjoy- place, in
order to enable his lordship to decide on certain proceedings pending in his
court for the recovery of a property in the possession of Sir Benjamin Morris
Wall, Knight, of Waterford, who retained it on the ground of the plaintiff's
illegitimacy. The case for the defence was that the plaintiff's mother, Anne
Reilly, was, at the time of her marriage with his father, married to a carpenter
named Conway, who was then alive, and who lived up to 1814.
| The Court was occupied for three days in hearing evidence
on each side ; and the case did not terminate until a late hour yesterday.
| The jury found a verdict for the plaintiff.
| This case being the last on the list, the court then
REGULATIONS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE IRISH AND SCOTCH POOR.
| A return has just been made by order of the House of
Commons, from the Magistrates of Liverpool, containing a copy of the regulations
made by them, in accordance with the fourth clause of the Act 8th and 9th
Victoria, c. 117, for the removal of Irish, Scotch, and other paupers to their
respective countries. The only portion of the regulations which is worth quoting
is that which relates to the expense. It is laid down :
| That an allowance shall be made for the
maintenance and lodging of each person above the age of ten years of not
exceeding one shilling per day.
| That the passage money (including
rations) of each person above the age of ten years, from this port to Cork, not
to exceed thirteen shillings ; persons under that age, six shillings and
sixpence ; to Waterford, above the age of ten not to exceed ten shillings and
sixpence ; under that age, three shillings and sixpence ; to Dublin and Belfast,
of all ages, except children in arms, not to exceed four shillings and sixpence
; to Dundalk, above the age of ten not to exceed four shillings and sixpence ;
under that age, two shillings and threepence.
| To Dumfries, Greenock, and Glasgow,
above the age of ten not to exceed seven shillings ; under that age, three
shillings and sixpence.
| As the conductor will in all cases be a
salaried officer of the parish, the Magistrates do not consider it necessary to
make any regulation as to the allowance to him.
| The fees to be paid for the warrant of
removal and duplicate, and the copies of the examinations, are settled by the
table of fees to be taken by the clerk to the Justice of this Borough, and
allowed by the Secretary of State.
| At the above rates it will cost us something considerable
to get rid of the masses of pauperism with which we are overrun, unless the
expense is recoverable from the parties in Ireland and Scotland, who have been
so busy in transmitting them to this localityLiverpool Standard.
|IMPORTS OF PROVISIONS.
| The following arrivals have been entered at the Custom
House since our last :per Henry Bell, from Alexandria, 1200 quarters Indian
Corn; Minerva steamer from Liverpool, 300 bags rice, 50 bags flour; per Juverna
steamer, from Bristol, 10 baskets cheese; Iona from Philadelphia, 1400 barrels
flour, 121 barrels Indian Corn meal, 5295 bags Indian Corn; Harry King from
Malta, 850 quarters Indian Corn; Metamora from New Orleans, 115 barrels flour,
4560 sacks of Indian Corn.
EXPORTS OF PROVISIONS.
| Since our last :per Ajax steamer for London, 3414
firkins and 55 kegs butter, 12 tierces beef, 484 kits salmon, 35 tierces
provisions, 200 sacks wheat, 8 sacks flour, 28 bales bacon, 5 casks hams, 276
boxes eggs, 40 head cattle, 36 calves, 50 pigs; per Juvena steamer for Bristol,
2 casks cheese, 3 barrels biscuit, 25 bales bacon, 99 firkins butter, 325 sacks
beans, 69 head cattle, 296 sheep, 236 lambs, 40 boxes eggs, 60 boxes salmon.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER.
|Tralee, July 3, 1847
| DEAR SIRA
malicious report was circulated in this town to-daymarket-dayby, I
fear, interested parties, to the effect that several potato fields in the
neighbourhood were blastedI made enquiries about it from several farmers, and
they all assured me that there was no ground to the rumour, as the crops
never looked more luxuriant at this season of the year. Trusting you will give
this hasty note a corner in your respectable journal, as the report caused some
uneasiness for a short time,
I remain, dear sir, your
T H E C O M I N G E L E C T I O N S.
| THE REPRESENTATION
OF DUNDALK.There is not the slightest
foundation in the statement that Mr. R. D. Kane the solicitor to three Irish
railway companies, intends seeking the suffrage of the Dundalk electors.
Viscount Jocelyn, rumour says purposes contesting the borough, and I have heard
it said, I know not with what truth that Mr. D. O'Connell intends retiring from
public life.Freeman Correspondent.
| DUNDALK FRIDAY
NIGHT.In consequence of the determination expressed by
the present Member for Dundalk, Mr. O'Connell, not to seek the suffrages of the
electors at the ensuing election, Mr. Carroll M'Tavish, who has been recommended
to the constituency by the Repeal Association, was invited to become a candidate
as a Conciliation Hall Repealer. That invitation was agreed to at a large
meeting of the electors on Wednesday last, and has since been accepted by Mr.
M'Tavish, who in company with Maurice O'Connell, Esq., and other gentlemen,
arrived in Dundalk to-day at one o'clock. They were received with acclamation by
a vast concourse of the electors who had collected in the street, opposite
Cartin's Hotel. Already Mr. M'Tavish has won the affections of the electors, and
at a crowded meeting held in Cartin's Hotel this evening, Dr. Coleman in the
chair, which was addressed by Mr. O'Connell, the Repeal Candidate (who is an
uncompromising Repealer), Mr. Gartian, Capt. Seaver, and other gentlemen, the
electors pledged themselves to return him to Parliament. To-morrow the canvass
commences. It is believed there will be no contest.Drogheda Argus
| TRINITY COLLEGE.Mr.
Napier, Q.C., has addressed the electors of Trinity College. Mr. Napier's
politics are high Conservative.
| LONDON ELECTION.We
are happy to announce, that within the next few hours, at least one, and
probably two, new candidates, of the highest commercial standing, will be
announced, on the Conservative interest, for the city of London.Morning
| WEXFORD.Sir Thomas Esmonde in
seeking the representation of Wexford publishes the address of a large number of
the constituents to him in 1841, and pledges himself to give his warm support to
the question of Repeal, or any other question calculated to raise the character
of the country.