The Cork Examiner, 4 August 1852
Some amusement was created in this city on Monday by the curious discovery, that a young and rather attractive girl had been parading the streets dressed in the garb of a sailor. The discovery was made by the sharp eyes of Constable Geale, who saw the pretended sailor on the South Mall, and who found in the feminine features and hands, newly cut hair, mincing gait, and general appearance of the disguised being, sufficient evidence of her sex. He immediately arrested and charged her with the result of his suspicion, which, after some hesitation, she admitted to be correct. She stated that her name was Agnes Corbett and that she was a native of Limerick, where she resided with her brothers, who were possessed of some property near this city. She had assumed the masculine attire for the purpose of endeavouring to work a passage to America as a sailor hoping there to find her lover, a man named Alexander Moore, mate of a vessel. It was only that day this new Rosalind had put on the male dress, which accounted for the ready manner in which her appearance in garments to which she was unused betrayed her sex. For protection she was removed to a separate and comfortable part of the bridewell, and her friends have been written to informing them of the circumstance.

We understand that informations were taken on yesterday at the North Infirmary from the statement of the woman Quirk, who was shot by Mr. Bible during the recent election disturbances.
An inquest was held on yesterday, upon the body of a woman named Ellen Connell, by Mr. D. F. Mahony, Coroner. It appeared the deceased had been for the last fortnight in the habit of sleeping upon a flight of stairs, in a house in Collis's- lane. About eleven o'clock on the previous night, as it is conjectured, she fell from the top of the stairs, and received the injuries which caused her death. A verdict of “accidental death” was returned.

CARLOW COLLEGE—Richard Bradshaw, Edward Patterson, and George Dennehy, of this college, passed in the first division at the late matriculation-examination of the University of London.

On Monday night a quarrel took place between a car driver named Andrew Martin, and a man named Michael Bryan, who lives in Forde Street. It appeared that Martin being drunk went into the house of Bryan, who is his brother-in-law, and caused great disturbance there by breaking the furniture. In the scuffle which followed, Bryan struck Martin a blow upon the side of the head which broke his jaw. Bryan was arrested by Constable Phelan, and Martin was conveyed to the Infirmary.

A man named Hanlon was brought up at the Police-office by Constable Geale, charged with having given an unfortunate woman named Daly a blow which dislocated her jaw. He stated in his defence that he was passing Fish-shamble-lane the night previous, when some woman commenced calling after him, upon which he turned round and struck the complainant. The woman was removed to the North Infirmary, and her informations have been taken.
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The Cork Examiner, 6 August 1852
   On the 4th inst., at Carrigrohane Mills, Mrs. A. R. M'Swiney, of a son.
   On the 4th inst., the lady of N. W. Roche, Esq., of a daughter.
   July 31, at Grove House, Hampshire, the wife of Charles Morant, Esq., of a daughter.
   July 30, at Aghadown Glebe, the lady of the Archdeacon of Ross, of a daughter.
   July 31, at Bexerstown, Rathmines, the lady of Thomas Vance, Esq., of a son.
   July 31, at Kilkenny, Mrs. Michael Fenton Manifold, of a daughter.
   At No. 6, Harcourt-street, on the 1st inst., the wife of Captain G. A. Maude, Royal Horse Artillery, of a son.
   On the 3d inst., at Millbrook, Kilmainham, the wife of Wm. A. Armstrong, Esq., 17th Regt., of a son.

   On Tuesday, the 3d inst., at Mallow Church, by the Rev. A. Baldwin, A.B., assisted by the Rev. Sackville Hamilton, A.B., James T. Friend, Esq., of Worthdown [sic], Margate, to Frances Adelaide, youngest daughter of Frances Evans, Esq., of Mallow.
   At Rathclarin Church, on the 3d inst., by the Rev. John Pratt, William A. Treacy, Esq., Surveyor to the West Riding of Cork, to Agnes Johnston, second daughter of John J. Thompson, Esq., Manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland, Bandon. 
   At St. Michael's Church, Limerick, Henry Albert Lee, of Barna, co. Tipperary, Esq., to Susan Kate, eldest daughter of the late John Benn, of Dromore House, co. Limerick, Esq.
   In Killarney, Mr. M. Lyons, to Julia, the youngest daughter of Mr. A. O'Keeffe, of the Park, near Killarney.
   On the 3d inst., at Malahide Church, by the Rev. Thomas King, Hull Browning Reid, Esq., son of Alexander Reid, Esq., of Kingstown, to Georgina Elizabeth, only child of the late Rev. St. George Caulfield Irvine, and niece to Nathaniel Preston, of Swanstown, county of Meath, Esq.
   July 29, at Rathfarnham, Robert Stephens, Esq., M.D., to Henrietta Grant, youngest daughter of the late Edward Sterne, Esq., of Dublin.
   August 3, in Dublin, Peter Burtohaell, Esq., of Carlow, to Maria Isabella, eldest daughter of the L. E. Foot, Esq., of Upper Fitzwilliam-street.
   July 31, at St. Peter's Church, Dublin, John Goodwin, Esq., of Merrion-row, to Susan, eldest daughter of John Holmes, Esq., Castlewood House, Rathmines.
   July 20, in Edinburgh, Col. Wm. Cox, Assistant Quartermaster General of the Limerick district, to Matilda, daughter of the late James Hay, Esq., Writer to the Signet.
   July 20, at Paris, at the Church of St. Roch, John Charles Duffy, Esq., of Dundalk, to Mari Justine, daughter of the late Mons. Charles Henry de la Blanchetais, Chef Ministre de I'Octroi.

   August 1, Alexander Richey, Esq., of Mount Temple, near Clontarf.
   In Skibbereen, on the 3d of August, of disease of the heart, aged 17 years, Alexander, third son of Thos. Collins, Esq., and nephew to the late Dr. M'Carthy, of that town.
   Electricity has lately been applied successfully in killing whales. The invention is due to Bremen gentleman named Heineken. He sent out a ship last July, having on board three rotation machines of various sizes, in order to ascertain the degree of power necessary to secure sperm or right whales ; one machine containing one magnet, another four, and another fourteen. Captain Goerken, in a letter dated New Zealand, Dec. 13 1851, writes as follows:— “The first experiment we made with the new invention was upon a shark, applying the electricity from the machine with one magnet. The fish, after being struck, instantly turned over on its one side, and after we had poured in upon him a stream of electricity for a few moments, by turning the handle of the machine, the shark became stiff as a piece of wood. He next fell in with a black fish. As soon as the whale-iron was thrown into him and the machine handle turned, the fish began to sink. The operator then ceased turning the machine and the fish immediately rose, when the machine was again set in motion, upon which the fish lay stiff on the surface of the water, and was taken alongside of the ship. At this time we made use of the four-magnet machine. We saw sperm and other whales, and lowered our boats, but were unsuccessful in getting fast to them, as they disappeared on our approaching them ; while at all other times the weather was too boisterous to permit us to lower our boats. Thus we had but one chance to try the experiment upon a whale, which was made with the four-magnet machine. The whale, upon being struck, made one dash onward, then turned on his side, and was rendered perfectly powerless. Although I have, as yet, not been fortunate enough to test the invention in more instances, I have the fullest confidence in the same, and doubt not to be able to report the most astonishing results on my return from the Arctic seas, where I am now bound.” Some of our readers will doubtless remember that Franklin killed small animals by the first experiments with the electric fluid. It has taken seventy years to step from chickens to whales!

August 5—Wind S.S.W.
   ARRIVEDOrion, Davis, Newport, Cork, coals ; Perserverance, Sumges, Pugwash, orders, deals ; Aeneas, Cook, St. John's, Cork, deals ; H. M. screw steamer Wasp, 54 days from Ascension, for Portsmouth ; Pauline, Foster, Malta, Cork, barley ; Urania, M'Greasy, Antigua, orders, rum, &c. —consigned to Dawson, Whitehaven.
   SAILEDFrancesca Lucca, Lucata, Constantinople, ballast ; Gannet steamer.
   A large Yawl was fallen in with west of Mizen Head, by the Chance whaleboat of Crookhaven, and towed into Spanish Cove, Crookhaven, on the night of the above date. Length of keel, 22 feet ; breadth of beam, 6 feet ; no name either inside or outside on the stern—a mark of lines are on the upper streak at both sides, painted white. Eighty fathom of rope, rowing 5 oars, which are on board, all in safety.

   LIVERPOOL, TUESDAY EVENING, 7 o'CLOCK.—The American royal mail steamer, Atlantic, Captain West, has this moment arrived here from New York, after a very rapid passage of ten days, having left that port on the 24th ult. By her we have received our files of papers from that city to that date, and which are four days later than those previously to hand.
   The British steamer America, had arrived out at Boston from Liverpool.

   COMMUTATION OF SENTENCE.—His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to commute the sentence of the unfortunate man Cuff, who was found guilty, at the late assizes, for the wilful murder of Henrietta M'Kinley. He is to be transported for life.—Mayo Constitution.
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The Cork Examiner, 23 August 1852
   MELANCHOLY EVENT—FIFTEEN PERSONS DROWNED. —A most melancholy disaster took place on Monday morning, on the large Island of Aran, at the entrance of Galway bay, by which fifteen persons unfortunately perished. At the early hour of four o'clock on that morning, eighteen persons, mostly composed of young boys, residing at the fishing village of Killeany, proceeded to the southward of that island, and descended to a place appropriated for fishing, called “The Glassing Rock,” at the approach of Gregory Sound ; but they were not long in that position, engaged at their usual occupation, when a sudden and unexpected sea broke over the rock on which they were standing, and, with its irresistable force, swept on the instant fifteen of the unhappy people into the bosom of the ocean, where they immediately perished, as no assistance could possibly be rendered, from the stupendous height of the cliffs, which in that direction of the island present an impenetrable barrier to the incursions of the broad Atlantic. The following are the names of the wretched creatures who were drowned on the occasion :—Thomas Flaherty and Michael Flaherty, brothers ; Patrick Dirrane and Michael Dirrane, brothers ; John Curlan and Martin Curlan, brothers ; James Kelly, Thomas Bryan, Martin Wiggins, John O'Brien, John Burke, Martin Griffin, Thos. Joyce, Michael Donohoe, and Thomas Kelly. Three men named M'Donogh, Kelly, and O'Donnell, most fortunately effected their escape from their perilous position ; and in the confusion and alarm of the moment, poor kelly (who held his son by the hand) was obliged to relinquish his hold and abandon the poor child to his unhappy fate. In about one hour after this sad event, four of the bodies were picked up by a canoe fishing at some distance, but all efforts to restore animation proved unavailing. This very deplorable circumstance has created the greatest consternation amongst the poor but honest islanders, who are remarkable for their peacefull and industrious habits, and has caused grief and sorrow to many an afflicted parent, who has need to bewail the loss of a child upon whose exertions he depended for support. We understand an affecting appeal will be made on behalf of the friends and relations of the unfortunate sufferers by some benevolent gentlemen. We have been informed that their Excellencies the Lord and Lady Lieutenant have intimated their intention of heading the fund by a subscription of £5 each.—Galway Packet.
   GEORGE HENRY MOORE AND OUSELEY HIGGINS, ESQRS. —The patriotic and high-minded men of Mayo are about entertaining their truly consistent and upright members, George Henry Moore and Ouseley Higgins, Esqrs., at a banquet about the third week in the next month.—Telegraph.
   We feel great pleasure in being able to state that such arrangements have been entered into as will secure permanently the abilities of Mr. C. P. Roney in the discharge of those duties in connexion with the Chester and Holyhead Railway, and the other railways in England and Scotland, that have tended so much to the public advantage, and contributed so largely to the interests of the several lines. This arrangement has been effected at the desire of the 16 different companies interested in through traffic from Great Britain to Ireland. The fact we now communicate will, we are sure, be received with great pleasure ; for there is no part of Ireland in which the value of Mr. Roney's patriotic and untiring exertions to promote the prosperity of his native land are not as fully appreciated as they are gratefully recognised.—Dublin Evening Post.

   HOGAN, THE SCULPTOR.—In answer to a correspondent, we can state on the most unqestionable authority that Hogan, the celebrated Irish sculptor, took no part whatsoever in the Roman revolution. The only way in which he was identified with the struggle was in getting his house and studio knocked about his ears, and his works of art more or less injured or destroyed by the stray shells of Marshall Ouidinot.—Galway Vindicator. [We can bear testimony to the truth of the above, with the exception that we believe it was only Mr. Hogan's house which was shaken by the cannon balls of the besieging army. His studio escaped quite untouched ; but as to his being mixed up in any way with the Proceedings of the Pope's enemies at Rome, we know that any rumour to that effect is a gross mistake or calumny. Hogan's art is his politics. The statue and the bas-relief the ideal of grace and beauty, realised in the creation of the sculptor's chisel— these, and not theories of government, occupied the mind of our gifted countryman in the Eternal City. This we state emphatically, because we know that any assertion to the contrary would be false, unjust, and injurious.—EDITOR, F. J.]—Freeman.
   LIVERPOOL, FRIDAY—THE MURDER OF MARGARET BAINES.— Slaney, the policeman charged with murdering Margaret Baines, by punching her in the stomach with his stick, she being then in an advanced state of pregnancy, was tried before Lord Chief Justice Campbell, and acquitted. It wil be recollected that this sad affair arose out of some disturbance which took place in a court off Grosvenor- street at the time of the election. It is a singular thing that the perpetrator of a murder so brutal, and committed in broad daylight, cannot be traced home to the savage delinquent, and the requirements of public justice satisfied by the due punishment of the malefactor.—Freeman.
   GOVERNMENT INQUIRY.—The inquiry into the conduct of Mr. Kirwan, R.M., will be commenced on Tuesday, before Henry Martley, Esq., Q.C.—Daily Express.
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The Cork Examiner, 27 August 1852
   CHARGE OF MURDER.—An inquest was held in Nenagh Court-house on Wednesday, on the body of a boy named Pat Collins, aged about fourteen years, who had been found dead that morning about five o'clock, at the back of the garden wall of Mr. James Acres, residing in Bourne's-lane. From the evidence at the inquest, it appeared that the deceased was in the act of getting over the garden wall, when John Deely, a man in care of the garden, fired at him, and lodged the contents of a gun in his face and head, killing him on the spot. The unfortunate boy presented an awful appearance ; his face was literally shattered to pieces. Neither Mr. Acres nor Deely had a license to carry arms. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against the prisoner.—Nenagh Guardian.

   On the 24th inst., at the Bank-house, Midleton, Mrs. Edmond S. Coppinger, of a son.
   On the 21st inst., at Bandon, the Lady of Wm. C. Sullivan, Esq., of a son.
   August 26, at his residence, Parson's-green, Stillorgan, the Lady of E. T. Corcoran, Esq., of a daughter.
   Aug. 16, at Cumberland-terrace, North Circular-road, the Lady of Samuel Vincent, jun., Esq., of a son.
   August 21, at 9, Eaton-terrace, Eaton-square, the Lady of the Hon. Sir Arthur Buller, of a daughter.
   August 15, at Brighton, Lady Katherine Evans Freke, of a daughter.
   In Waterford, the Lady of John Allingham, Esq., of the Provincial Bank of Ireland, of a son.
   August 19, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, the wife of Major Fraser, of the 28th Regt., of a son.
   August 24, at Galway, the wife of Major Borton, of the 9th Regt., of a daughter.
   August 19, at 14, Lower Pembroke-street, the Lady of William Westropp Brereton, Barrister- at-Law, of a daughter.
   August 24, at Lower Mount-street, Dublin, the Lady of Thos. Lloyd, Esq., of twins, son and daughter.
   August 21, at Surrey Lodge, Booterstown, the wife of William Macartney, Esq., of a daughter.
   August 21, at 91, Lower Dorset-street, the wife of the Rev. Francis Baker, Vicar of Balrothery, county Dublin, of a son.
   June 27, at Kirkee, the wife of J. Percy Smith, Esq., Lieutenant and Adjutant, 10th Royal Hussars, of a daughter.

   Aug, 25, in the Catholic Church, Baldoyle, by the Rev. William Molony, S.J., George Waters, Esq., barrister-at-law, to Adelaide Mary, youngest daughter of the late Charles Hamilton Teeling, Esq., of Belfast.
   August 24, in Limerick, James J. Barry, Esq., to Jane, eldest daughter of the late D. M'Mahon, Esq., of Corbally, near that city.
   August 24, in Monkstown Church, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Dromore, assisted by the Rev. Charles Seaver, Thomas Seaver, of Heath-hall, county Armagh, Esq., to Maria Nicholina, only child of the late Stephenson Seaver, Esq.
   August 21, at St. George's Church, by the Hon. and Venerable the Archdeacon of Kilmore, Hugh Massey Reade, of St. James's Cottage, Kilkenny, Esq., to Ellen, daughter of the late Edward Ryan, of Kilferra, county Kilkenny, Esq.
   August 15, at Paris, Monsieur H. L. Falret, to Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh M. Tuite, Esq., of Sonna, county Westmeath.
   We have heard that Mr. J. C. Delmege was unable to obtain the assistance of labourers to cut down his corn this week. His men have been every day in the market to hire labourers, and though they have offered half a crown a-day, there was not a labourer in the market would engage with him.—Limerick Examiner.

We regret to announce the death after a protracted illness of Eugene O'Neill, Esq., M.D., the Moral Governor of the Lunatic Asylum, which event took place on the 25th inst.
   At Bandon, on the 24th inst., aged 21 years, John Edward, only surviving son of John O'Brien, Esq., and brother of the late James J. O'Brien, Solicitor, of this city.
   On the 23d inst., at Mary Ville Cottage, Western-road, Mr. John M'Auliffe, aged 23. The severe studies of the medical profession which he followed, and in which he already shewed great ability, induced consumption of which he died, deeply regretted by his sorrowing friends, and the poor at whose calls he was at all times ready. He died resigned and trusting in the blood of Christ.
   On Friday, the 20th inst., at Mallow, Mr. Geo. Laffan, of Cork, in the 32d year of his age.
   August 21, at Bundoran, Martha Hawley, wife of Col. Archdall, of Castle Archdall, county of Fermanagh.
   December 30, drowned, whilst bathing in the Ballovira River, at Surat, in the district of Mazanoa, New South Wales, Wm. Hope, the beloved son of John De Renzy, Esq., of Clonegal, county of Carlow, aged 27 years.
   August 15, at Bad-Weilbach, near Mayende, on the Rhine, Dr. Herbert Mayo, formerly Senior Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital, and Professor of Physiology at King's College, London.

August 25—Wind S.S.E.
   ARRIVEDFalcon, M'Larty, Moulmein, Sunderland, timber ; Maid of Erin, Perkins, Southampton, Cork, hoops ; 3 Colliers.
   Off and received orders for Liverpool—Falcon, from North Carolina.
   SAILEDPallas, Young, Quebec, emigrants ; Mary, Howell, St. John's, do. ; Venus, Banks, Limerick, maize ; Wanderer, M'Carthy, Newport, ballast.
August 26—Wind W.
   ARRIVEDMountaineer Steamer, Stickney, St. John's, Liverpool ; Minerva Steamer, Gleaner, Roberts, Bangor, Cork, slate ; Rebecca and Elizabeth, Williams, Newcastle, Cork, general ; 5 Colliers.
   SAILEDQueen Esther, Cremj, Constantinople, ballast ; Devon Dockyard Lighter ; Wave, Dickson, Newry, maize ; Eros, Aspgran, Eastport, ballast ; Ajax steamer.
   Off Port—The Woodstock, from Callao.

   IMPORTS, AUGUST 25.—3558 deals, 4215 staves, 363 pieces fir, 20 pieces oak timber, 80 tons hemp.
   EXPORTS.—1144 firkins butter, 12 sacks oatmeal, 513 sacks barley, 111 sacks oats, 98 casks porter, 8 bales rags, 25 bales feathers, 152 boxes eggs, 97 pigs, 130 lambs, 72 sheep, 23 horses, 20 tons Indian corn, 7½ tons 44 sacks wheat, 180 bundles coir yarn, 8 bales flax, 7 hhds. skins, 25 bags hair, 22 bags bones, 6 bales leather, 4 cases magnesia, 7 boxes linen, 30 sacks flour, 67 packages sundries.
   IMPORTS, AUGUST 26.—169 casks soda, 9 casks paint, 80,000 wood hoops.
   EXPORTS.—539 barrels oats, 5 tons oatmeal, 45 tons silex, 18 barrels beef, 165 boxes tin, 2100 barrels gunpowder, 25 tons Indian corn, 2 mill wheels, 100 kilderkins porter.
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