The Cork Examiner, 1 November 1847
P R I E S T   H U N T I N G .
THE Rev. Mr. HEALY of Kilcatherine, one of the poorest Priests of the poorest parishes in the poorest districts in Ireland, has been again dragged before a court of justice for an imaginary assault—as a convenient set off against an outrageous violence offered to his person by an ignorant and malevolent creature, the poor tool of some clerical zealots, who torment themselves and the country with their real or affected zeal, and their absurd antics. From his wretched parish and his starving flock, the Priest has been dragged all the way to Bandon¹, and overwhelmed with expense—all to gratify unworthy malice, and be made a show of for the enjoyment of illiterate boobies, who call themselves gentlemen, but are in reality only the most contemptible section of that very paltry class known to public ridicule as Irish shoneens. Let one incident connected with the farcical trial give an indication of the rantipole frenzy and outrageous disregard for decency into which a stupid bigotry is apt to betray the very idle and very contemptible class to which we allude :—
   Mr. O'Connell—In your great anxiety for the promotion of religion, will you tell me, Mr. Coen, did you happen to address any of the Rev. Mr. Healy's congregation, when they were coming from mass?
   Witness—Oh, most certainly ; any of them I meet on the way, I make a point of speaking to, and showing up the errors of Popery.
   [This reply was followed by loud cheers through the Court, which appeared to be most enthusiastic among the individuals in the space immediately behind the Bench.]
   Take this incident, as detailed by our reporter, in connexion with the fact sworn to by the ex-carman and now expounder of the Scriptures—that all the expenses of the prosecution had been borne by Mr. COEN—the Evangelical Curate of the Priest-hating Parson of Berehaven—and then form an idea of the true nature, character, and object of the trial, the details of which we give at such an extraordinary length. We may however express our surprise that the Court did not at once commit to the dock some of the more prominent of the little bigots who thus desecrated what the law assumes to be a temple of justice. Had they been a Papist mob, how awful would have been the frown, how stinging the rebuke, and how prompt the punishment! But they were only shoneens ; and the pleasant ebullition of feeling was mildly repudiated.

THE New Poor Law is in operation here, but instead of tickets, the applicants, in some cases, receive only blows. One Relieving Officer beat a woman a short time since, when she demanded a ticket to the workhouse. Such conduct on the part of Magistrates and Relieving Officers needs no comment.
   The Police stationed here seem to have no other duty to perform on Court days but insulting the inhabitants by collaring, cuffing, &c. Their Officers ought to instruct them that their duty is to preserve the peace, not to provoke a breach of it. I hope their demeanour in future will not compel me to call Colonel M'Gregor's attention to their ill manners.

M A L L O W .
THE stepson of Mr. Cornelius Collins, of Carragoon, Mallow, has just been appointed to a situation in the Excise, which has been procured for him by Sir D. Norreys, M.P. for Mallow. Mr. C. Collins is the brother of Mr. Timothy Collins, who made himself prominent in the recent election.
   The son of Mr. Richard Battersby, a professing Repealer, who voted for Sir Denham and Whiggery, was also appointed to a situation in the Excise ; and a person named Magner, who was pledged to Mr. Ross, but voted for Sir D. Norreys, afterwards stated that his inducement for so voting, was a promise of a government situation for his son.
   Again, we find one of the late candidates for the Mallow post office now seeking for a commissionership to take affidavits, which it is generally supposed he will get. —Correspondent.
F O R G E R Y .
THE public cannot be too frequently reminded of the necessity of cautiously examining whatever bank notes may be presented to them for their acceptance. During the last few months several unsuspecting persons have been deceived by strategems of some designing knaves, and this city appears to have been particularly selected as the scene of their operations. The deception is almost entirely confined to the matter of five pound notes, which are produced from the original “one” pound note, by the substitution of the word “five”—thus realising a profit of four pounds on every successful utterance. When suspicion has been awakened the imposture is immediately detected, for the deception is badly contrived, and clumsily executed, but the success which has hitherto attended the deception requires that a stimulus should be given to public caution. A man named Patrick M'Carthy was brought up at the Police office on Saturday on a charge of having passed a fictitious note for £5, to Mr. John Cronin, corn merchant, on Tuesday last, in payment of a quantity of Indian corn. On discovering the fraud Mr. Cronin gave information of the circumstances to Constable O'Neill, and that active officer arrested the prisoner at four o'clock on Friday morning at Imogeela, in the neighbourhood of Castlemartyr. Informations were received against the prisoner.

ONE of those travelling pedlars who perambulate the quays, and make unsuspecting sailors suffer for their ingenuity, was brought before the Bench on Saturday last, charged by John Francis, of the steamer Viceroy, with having sold him a chain for £1, which he had engaged to be gold, but in a very short time exhibited unmistakable evidence of being composed of very inferior metal.
   The prisoner (Hughes) denied that he had ever engaged the chain as gold, for it was not his practice to engage any article he had for sale, but he stated that the captain had taken him on the quarter deck, and bought it from him under the impression it was stolen.
   The Magistrates directed that informations should be made out against the prisoner for the Recorder's Court, but as the plaintiff could not well attend on Friday next, and as the prisoner appeared anxious to make some arrangement with him, the prosecution was abandoned.

OUR Correspondent, Jeremiah O'Callaghan, draws our attention to certain proceedings which have taken place in the above neighbourhood, upon the estate of a Very Rev. absentee landlord. The letter is too long for insertion. He says—“The subordinates of the Very Rev. STEPHEN FITZGERALD HORATIO IGNATIUS TOWNSEND, of Castletownsend (Phoebus, what a string of names!) are proceeding with distraint and ejecment with matchless vigour. Cattle and corn are being daily seized. The roads leading to the town present an uninterrupted stream of corn laden carts and cattle under the strong escort of bailiffs. The pounds are crowded. The releases of the unhappy beasts are few indeed, save when death mercifully relieves them, for no fodder is provided in those pounds for the dumb sufferers. One instance of forcible entry and release by night occurred at the Lick pound. The cattle were seized by this rev. gent's bums. This is nearly unprecedented in this hitherto peaceable locality, but a spirit of resistance is springing up among the tenantry generally.”
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The Cork Examiner, 22 November 1847
We take the following list of deaths of parties belonging to Cork from the Quebec Morning Chronicle of Oct. 28.
   From the 3rd to the 9th October—Mary Kelleher, 18, Saguenay ; Pat. Daily, 7, Albion ; John Taylor, 61, Maria Somes, Eliza Taylor, 22, do. ; Ann Lynch, 50, Asia ; Marg. Taylor, 24, Maria Somes ; Elizabeth Hickey, 5, do.
   From the 10th to the 16th October—John Donaho, 27, Saguenay ; Mich. Murphy, 24, Avon.
   A Return of Money and Effects left by Emigrants who died without relatives, at Grosse Isle, from the 16th May to 21st October, contains the following respecting passengers by vessels that sailed from Cork :—
   Denis Courtenay, Agnes, 4s. 6d. ; Francis Mournie, Bee, 1s. ; Charles M'Kenzie, Gilmour, 10s. ; Pat. Crowly, £2, £1 note brother James, Ballinally, county Cork ; John Berry, Free Briton, 16s. ; James Dwyer, Wakefield, 14s. ; John Regan, Jessie, £3 in £1 notes, Don, Bantry, county Cork ; Michael Greenock, do. 2s. 6d. ; And. Shannon, Lady Flora Hasting, 2½d. ; Martin Sullivan, Sir H. Pottinger, 8s. ; Michael Sullivan, do., £44 10s., mother, Mary, Tiernatialta, Casson, county Kerry ; Peter Walsh, Free Trader, £1 6s. ; Mary Flanagan, Ganges, £1 ; George Gordon, Saguenay, 9s. ; Denis Burns, Covenanter, 2s. 6½d. ; Ellen Curtain, Saguenay, 12s. 6d. ; Catherine Casey, Covenanter, £1 ; Johanna Laughlin, do. 8s. 6d. ; Anthony Manley, Ganges, £1 0s. 9d. ; Michael Murphy, Avon, £1 2s. 6d. ; Cornelius Jeffy, Free Trader, 18s. ; Honora Callacher, Sir H. Pottinger, £1 10s. 1½d. ; Alexander Sutherland, Agnes, £2 2s., seaman ; E. Connell and sisters, Urania, £4 13s. ½d., Denis Courtenay, Agnes, Mr. M'Mahon, through the Rev. Mr. Sax ; Denis Courtenay, Agnes, £10, sent to the Rev. B. O'Reilly ; John Morarty, Sir H. Pottinger, £5, sent to the Rev. Mr. Degas ; Ann Mylan, Free Trader, 4s., do. ; Rd. Mehan, Covenanter, £3, sent to the Rev. B. M'Ganran ; John Brien, Avon, £5, to be sent to Mr. Buchanan, for orphan children ; Sarah Hayes, Jessie, £8, do.

A Greek vessel, called the Five Brothers, arrived in this port on Friday, laden with Indian corn from one of the ports of the Mediterranean. She was towed up to the quay on that evening, and a berth was selected for her accomodation in the south channel, some distance from Anglesea bridge. About two o'clock on Friday night, the tide being out, the vessel suddenly “listed” over, and continued to fall until she lay nearly on her beam ends. Warps were speedily got out, and every exertion was made to place the vessel in a proper position ; but up to the present, they appear to have been unsuccessful, as she remains in the same situation. At high water the hull of the vessel is almost covered, and the consequence is that the water enters freely into the hold and the cabins. It is anticipated that the cargo, will be materially damaged ; and it is also feared that the vessel will suffer considerable injury. The accident, it is understood, is attributable to the berth that was selected, which is a slanting mud bank, from which the brig fell off as the tide receded.

AT seven o'clock last evening a fire broke out in the house of a man named Rourke, in Mallow lane, which quickly extended to some of the adjoining houses. Despite the efforts of the Constabulary, who judiciously directed the engines that were on the ground, the houses of Mrs. Crean and Mr. Jeremiah Murphy were partially destroyed. The names of Constable Byrne, Head Constable Crowley and Porter have been mentioned as those who were most active and perservering in endeavouring to suppress the conflagration. The cause was not distinctly traced, from which the accident could be supposed to have resulted.

   ATROCIOUS OUTRAGE.—On Wednesday evening whilst John Quin, Carrigatoher, and his family were sitting around their humble hearth, enjoying their rural happiness, and resting their wearied limbs after the toils of the day, they were started by loud knocking at the door and the utterance of revengeful expressions.
   A PLEASANT PROSPECT!—We have heard on good authority that three highly respectable and useful country gentlemen residing in the northern end of this county are doomed for assassination. One of the gentlemen narrowly escaped the assassin's aim during the past week. On Sunday morning a notice was found posted near the town of Kennity, on the road leading into Frankford, warning those gentlemen, who intended to dispossess tenants, to remember the fate of Lucas, at Brusna. The notice also stated that those who would dare to pay cess of any kind were going against the body of the people.

   SIR,—In your report of what occurred at the Board of Guardians on Wednesday last, it is ommitted that the Storekeeper stated to the Board that on calling to my store to complain of the quality of the soap sent, he was shewn that heavy orders had taken off all my own manufacture, which compelled me to purchase the quantity required (about 2½ cwt.), but that a boiling of my own was then finishing, which would be ready for delivery in a couple of days ; “that this was done, the soap complained of was removed, and the soap delivered instead of it quite approved of.” This took place several days before the Board met on Wednesday. Your kind insertion of this will oblige. Sir, your respectful obedient servant.
   Fish-street, Nov. 19, 1847.

   The following Students from this School were thus distinguished at the last examination in Trinity College. Mr. Henry Brougham, Sch., obtained a Senior Classical Moderatorship and a Gold Medal.
   —James Mathew, a Prize in Mathematics
   —James Hall, a Prize in Classics
   —James Bennett, a Prize in Classics
(From the Tralee Post)
   As already announced, there was an attack on the Tralee Workhouse this week.
   At Killarney, on Monday, the Guardians were obliged to call in the military to preserve the peace and prevent violence.
   In Dingle, the Relieving Officer was obliged to receive the protection of a police force.
   Threatening notices have been served on the best landlords and most attentive guardians in Irraghticonnor.
   On Wednesday last, some persons went to a tillage field near Blennerville, out of which the crop had already been dug, to turn it up for the sake of any small potatoes that might have been left in the ground. The owner of the field, a man named Kean Mahony, came to prevent them, armed with a loaded gun, and some hot words arose, during which a young man named Flynn raised his spade—he says to put it on his shoulder, preparatory to going away, but Mahony asserts that it was to strike himself—on which Mahony fired at him, and shot his right arm to pieces, just below the shoulder. Poor Flynn was brought in to the County Infirmary where the wounded limb was since amputated by Dr. Crumpe. The young man still continues in the most dangerous state. He bore the character of a most inoffensive lad.

THE following extraordinary narrative appears in the Liverpool correspondence of the Times.
   An incident in the affairs, political and commercial, of Ireland, has been mentioned on 'Change to-day, which is worthy of attention, and, authenticated, worthy of more serious regard. A Liverpool merchant received from a party residing in the south of the sister country an order for teas to the value of some £200. The teas were forwarded accordingly, and with them a copy of the invoice. Subsequently, payment was applied for, but not made. Repeated letters were therefore sent, and at length a policy of insurance upon the life of a magistrate residing in Tipperary was forwarded. A policy of insurance was plainly not cash—merely inconvertible paper ; and a remonstrance to that effect was forewarded to the sender. In reply it was written to this effect :—“Send the deed and a golden shilling, and the paper shall be remitted as cash!” There is no reason to doubt the correctness of this statement. To-morrow it shall be authenticated. Yet it is almost incredible.

(From the Freeman)
   OMAGH, NOV. 18—This county is very much disturbed at present. There have been three murders this last week —two men and one woman. A man of the name of Hassettan, a bailiff, while on an execution at Pomray, was murdered. Another man, named Forest, who was attending a horse race, at Newton Saville, was beaten on Sunday last ; he has since died. The woman was shot by the bailiffs while making a distress.

   ANOTHER SUSPECTED MURDER.—An inquest was held yesterday in the townlands of Liscable, in the neighbourhood of Newtownstewart, on the body of a man named John M'Laughlin, who was found dead in a glen near a bye-way leading to his own house, on the morning of Tuesday last. The deceased had been in Newtownstewart market on the previous day, but no particulars have transpired as to how he came by his death. One of the witnesses examined at the inquest, whose name we have been unable to ascertain, was proceeding to Newtownstewart early on the morning of Tuesday, and heard the deceased calling for help and moaning, but strange to say he neither went to his assistance, nor gave any alarm to the neighbours until he was returning from Newtownstewart, when upon examination the unfortunate man was found dead. The inquest was adjourned until Thursday last, that some further evidence might be obtained.—Tyrone Paper.

   ATTEMPT AT MURDER.—On Friday night last as two respectable men were returning, on horseback, from the fair of Donegal, to Pettigo, they were attacked by some ruffians, one of whom fired a gun at them, the contents of which passed close to the horsemen, who pursued the would-be assassin some distance ; but the night being dark he escaped detection. This outrage took place on the road passing the large bog in the parish of Templecarn, in this county.—Ballyshannon Herald.

   Mr. Daniel Dillon, a rich farmer, and money lender, was waylaid within a furlong of his residence at Cappamore, last evening, and brutally murdered. His assailants literally stoned their victim to death, and cleft his head with a hatchet. The deceased had decreed several persons indebted to him at the late Quarter Sessions, and hence it is supposed the fatal vengeance. Dillon has left a young wife and several children. His general character was that of a prudent, industrious man. It is ascertained that four men committed this atrocious outrage.

   On Wednesday night two men named Larkin—father and son—were badly wounded by a gang of ruffians, while defending their house, which they had assailed in search of his daughter. The scene of this outrage is about two miles from Banagher.

   ALLEGED MURDER.—On last Monday evening a man named Browne, died at Bunnifinglass, a place within four miles of this town. The deceased attended a fair held there on that day and was engaged in a fight with some other persons. It is reported that he received a blow of a loaded whip on the head, but that he afterwards transacted business and did not complain of being injured. In the course of the evening, after having drunk, it is said pretty freely, he retired to bed, and shortly after expired. An inquest will be held on the body this day.—Tyrawly Herald.

Ald. O'CONNELL, in the Chair.
   Ald. R. Gould announced the week's expenses as £69 1s. 5d., including £13 6s. for cleansing.
   The only business transacted was the usual routine, after which the Board adjourned.
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1—According to local legend, the gates of the 17th-century walled town of Bandon were inscribed with the words “Turk, Jew or atheist may enter here, but not a papist.” to which some graffitist supposedly added “He who wrote this wrote it well, the same is written on the gates of hell.”

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