The Cork Examiner, 2 April 1856
ON yesterday, at Queenstown, Constable Dwyer, of that station, seized there [sic] quarters of diseased beef exposed for sale by a man named George Lee, who stated himself to be a butcher living at Chapel-street, Midleton. On an inquiry being held into the condition of the meat, it was found totally unfit for human food, the animal having died of disease. The kidneys were found to be one mass of purulent matter, the loins of a greenish hue, and the general appearance of the meat soft and flabbey. Lee was taken before Mr. Tarrant, J.P., by whom the meat was condemned, and fined. One quarter of the same beef was seen in the stall of Mrs. Twomey, victualler, in Queenstown, and from thence removed to the car, where it was seized. It was generally rumoured that the beef belonged to a gentleman in the country who had given it to her to dispose of. Great praise is due to Constable DWYER, for the activity he dislayed [sic] in this matter.
   On Monday morning William Bonsfield, who was convicted of the murder of his wife and three children at Soho, was executed in front of the Old Bailey. The scene was most horrifying. The culprit had seriously burned himself on Saturday, in the attempt to do himself some serious injury, and his face presented a frightful spectacle. For nearly 48 hours he refused to take any food. When the hour came, he was in a state of complete nervous prostration, and was placed under the drop. As soon as the bolt was withdrawn, Bonsfield, by an extraordinary exertion, succeeded in placing one of his legs on the edge. The hangman had to go on to remove this impediment. This process was repeated, and it was not until the fourth attempt that the execution was completed. Calcraft, the hangman, was in great apparent terror during the scene.
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The Cork Examiner, 4 April 1856
April 2—Wind, S.
   ARRIVEDJuverna steamer.
   Off Port— Alchymist, from Manela, for orders.
   SAILEDWilliam Henry, Boyd, Dublin, maize ; Naomi, Caithness, Dublin, maize ; Thomas and Elizabeth, Jones, Liverpool, maize and beans ; Jersey Tar, Sheppard, Youghal, cement ; Adelaide Ann, Grace, Swansea, ballast ; Mars, Thomas, Cardiff, ballast ; Elizabeth, Cooper, Newport, ballast.
April 3—Wind, S.W.
   ARRIVEDEblana, Wood, Uruguay, orders, bone ash ; Joshua and Mary, Turner, St. Domingo, orders, coffee ; Queen, Nant, Pernambuco, orders, sugar ; Romance, Morgan, Belize, orders, timber ; Irgre, M'Beth, Patagonia, orders, guano ; Lara, Fox, Casablanca, orders ; Lady Franklin, Knowles, Rio Janeiro, orders, guano ; Lady Sale, Rowe, Harbour Grace, orders, oil ; Dunbarton, Lockhart, Cardenas, orders, molasses ; Breeze, Kent, Southampton, Cork, hoops ; Hannah, Jancke, Syra, orders, wheat ; Anna, Hunter, Inverness, Cork, potatoes ; Heinrich, Trumruth, Syra, Cork, maize ; St. Peter, Goodell, Rio Grande, bone ash.
   SAILEDCaledonia, Carey, Youghal, wheat ; Lillias, Patterson, Dublin, barley ; Nimrod steamer ; Thomas Colagru, Waterford, maize ; Penningham, Patton, Liverpool, sulphur ; Wallace, Rob[b], London, guano ; Saxon, Deane, Liverpool, molasses ; John King, Ellis, Glasgow, sugar ; Quick Step, Gilbert, Hamburg, coffee ; Naomi, Carthy, Glasgow, saltpetre ; William, Bromnem, Plymouth, timber ; Perseverance, Sworidge, Liverpool, wheat ; Gem of the Sea, Bevan, Leith, wheat ; Conqueror, Williams, Swansea, copper ore ; Jedderson, Larsen, Glasgow, wheat ; Victoria, Daly, Waterford, maize ; Speedwell, Flahaven, Youghal, metal pipes.
   Ballast—Elizabeth, Matson, Venus, Ava, Unity, Eliza, Hudson, John Kennedy, Tyro, Velos, Izoff, Imperatrix, River, Maria, Trebizonde, Markland.
By Magnetic Telegraph—This Day.
Wind, W., Moderate, fine.
   Arrived—Tigre, Macbeth, Patagonia ; Socrates, Guisseppi, Galatz ; Leara, Fox, Casablanca ; Owen Polter, Banks, Mauritius ; Augusta, Walker, Moulmein ; Nymph, La Contine, Mauritius ; Jacobus, Von Loon, Buenos Ayres ; Simon Hardy, Barclay, Barbadoes ; Lancashire Lass, Kiral, for Liverpool, wind bound ; John Davis, Hughes, Callao
   Sailed—Walter Baine, Patten, Liverpool ; Australia, Robertson, London ; Hercules, Richards, Pembroke ; Mariner, Blockstock. Pembroke ; Energy, Codd, Bristol, put back ; Wallace, Robb, London.
   Put back schooner Ellen, of Liverpool, Canning ; schooner Tucker, of Bideford, Cook.
   SIR—In reference to a statement in your paper of Wednesday evening last, under the above heading, in which my mother's name is most invidiously and improperly introduced, I beg to state that what is herein stated is most unfounded and malicious, and knowing the quarter from which it emanated, was made for the sole purpose of injuring us. The facts are simply these :—During my absence, there being an unexpected demand for beef to supply some of the shipping in the harbour, my mother sent a very young and inexperienced apprentice to the market to buy two or three quarters of beef, and he having brought home the one in question, my mother immediately on seeing it sent it at once back to see from whom it was purchased, and the police seized it in his possession. As to the remaining portion of the statement—“that the beef belonged to a gentleman in the country who had given it to Mrs. Twomey to dispose of”—it is a vile and malicious falsehood which scarcely requires contradiction to those who know our character.—Your obedient servant,
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The Cork Examiner, 7 April 1856
    SIR—I see in Tuesday's Courant an extract from a curious antiquarian article, which the Morning Herald copied from the Dublin University Magazine. It gives the old history of Dublin. It is there stated as a remarkable discovery, that Queen Victoria is twice descended from an Irish Princess, Eva, daughter of Dermot Mac Murrogh, King of Leinster. But this is an honour largely shared by many of her well-born subjects. The late Duke of Northumberland, in his shield of 900 quarterings, claimed a right to carry her in his arms thirteen times! This is without counting the still greater number of lines of descent from her which do not bring the privilege of bearing her arms. I add a brief sketch of the origin of this wide dissemination of Eva's blood. Her son is said to have been killed by his father, Earl Strongbow, for failure in battle against the Irish. Her only daughter, Isabel de Clare, married William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke in her right. They had five sons, all Earls of Pembroke successively, who, though they had seven wives, all died without children—the last of them only, surviving his predecessor eighteen days. Their five sisters, therefore, in 1246, divided their great inheritance. They had seven husbands and all had families. Sibyl (wife of William, Earl of Derby), the fourth of them, had only seven daughters, who had fourteen husbands ; and Eva (wife of William, Lord Braose), the fifth, had only four daughters, co-heirs, also all married. Thus we find part of these estates split up into thirty-fifths and twentieths, though partly collapsed again, and the right of quartering Eva, and the honour of claiming her as an ancestor, spreading like the circles caused by dropping a stone into an expanse of smooth water.
   But glancing at the three eldest—
  1. Maud Mareschal married first Hugh Bygod, Earl of Norfolk, who by her became Marshal of England, and from whom heralds allege a numerous posterity by a younger son, though chronology declares it impossible. This Marshal heiress married second William, Earl Warrenne, from whose grand-daughter the Earls of Arundel, and through them the Dukes of Norfolk and others derive.
  2. John Mareshal [sic] produced the Earls of Pembroke, of the names of Valence (split in 1323), and Hastings, whose direct line terminated at a tournament in 1389, when the Lord Grey de Ruthyn succeeded.
  3. Isabel Mareschal married Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, whence issued the remaining Earls whose inheritance was dispersed by the slaughter of her great grandson at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.
   This shows that Eva's posterity is so wide-spread as to embrace most of the well-allied families of England.
   Perhaps you may think these gleanings worth a place in your paper.—Yours,
   Edinburgh, 24th March, 1856.
   LIVERPOOL, SUNDAY.—The mail steamer Arabia arrived in the Mersey at ten o'clock this morning. She left Boston March 25th, and Halifax 28th. She brings 82 passengers and £75,000 in specie—she passed the Baltic on the 4th instant. Nothing heard of the Pacific.

   The American ship John Rutledge, Captain Kelly, which sailed from Liverpool on the 16th January with emigrants for New York, ran into an iceberg on the 19th of February, breaking in her bows. She was subsequently abandoned. One man named Nye, rescued from an open boat (after drifting about nine days) by the Germania, arrived at New York. Nye reports that all the passengers, 120 in number, and the crew, consisting of 35, got into the boats, excepting the mate and carpenter. He hoped some vessels passing might pick them up, but fears from the violence of the storm succeeding the wreck they would be lost. Nye underwent great privations in the boat during the nine days and when rescued he was nearly frozen to death, and had been without food for two days.
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The Cork Examiner, 14 April 1856
A VERY gallant rescue from drowning was effected on Saturday by a quay porter named Timothy Leary. A man named Richard Murphy, of Queenstown, shoemaker, who was in a very advanced stage of intoxication, was walking on the plank leading into the Prince Arthur river steamer, when not being able to take proper care of himself he lost his balance and fell into the river. The tide was flowing rapidly and he was borne up towards the bridge, when Leary seeing his dangerous condition without the least hesitation jumped in off the quay and seized hold of the drowning man. Murphy being a large powerful man, and still labouring under the effects of drink, his courageous rescuer would have run considerable risk of meeting the fate he endeavoured to save the other from, but by the promptitude and energy of Captain Cameron, of the Arthur, the jolly boat of that steamer was lowered, into which he got, with Constable Maher and two other men, and both Murphy and Leary were got into the boat. Even after this was effected, there was considerable difficulty and danger in getting them into the steamer, owing to the very drunken state of the man. The passengers of the steamer, struck with the gallantry of Leary, at once made up a collection amounting to £2 8s., which was handed to him by Mr. Thomas John Keane, who was chiefly instrumental in setting it on foot.

A FATAL accident occurred on Saturday in Messrs. Beamish and Crawford's brewery, South Main- street. A poor man named Thomas Coghlan, in the employment of the company, was standing on a wall on the premises, when he fell to the ground, a considerable height, and almost immediatly expired. He leaves a wife and three children.
LAST evening between nine and ten o'clock a fierce and destructive fire broke out in the out-buildings on the property of Mr. Henry Barry, Barry's-lodge, Carrigtwohill. The buildings, which are of very great extent and have been but recently erected, were entirely destroyed. At the time of the fire there were forty five head of cattle and two horses in the sheds, out of which only five head of cattle were saved. The loss of cattle and property is estimated to be over fifteen hundred pounds. It is supposed that the fire originated through the carelessness or neglect of some of the farm servants.

   DUBLIN MADRIGAL SOCIETY.—The concert for Monday evening, April 14th, promises a high treat to the lovers of this quaint but lovely music, interspersed with songs, and instrumental pieces of high order, and glees. Miss Fitzpatrick, whose studies have been completed in Paris as a pianist, is to appear ; and a debutante Miss Pellissier, a pupil of Mr. Geary, will make her first appearance. There is great interest attached to this re-union of the Madrigals.—Saunders.
[MISS FITZPATRICK here alluded to is the accomplished daughter of Mr. DENIS FITZPATRICK of this city—a young lady to whose abilities as a pianist our columns have already borne testimony.]

OUT of thirty-two candidates for examination on the 8th instant, at the Military College, Sandhurst, four only passed. We are happy to record Mr. RICHARD CHARLES EVANSON, of Charlemont, only son of CHARLES EVANSON, Esq., J.P., as one of the successful who passed with distinguished credit. He has been under tuition with Mr. T. MOYNAHAN.

   Tinnekill.—We announce with deep and sincere regret the death of the above named true-hearted and patriotic Irishman. He expired on Thursday, at an advanced age of seventy years at his residence in the Queens county of which he was formerly the representative in parliament. We do not believe that a more upright and sterling man than Patrick Lalor could be found among his contemporaries. He was a true friend of the tenant farmer, and was justly called the poor man's magistrate. May he rest in peace.—Freeman.
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The Cork Examiner, 18 April 1856
   At Mabeg House, on the 11th inst., the lady of Robt. Popham, Esq., of a son.
   Feb. 5, at Moultan, in the Punjaub, India, the wife of Sir Edward Campbell, Bart., Captain H.M.'s 60th Rifles, of twin sons.
   April 10, at Wimbledon, the wife of Lieut.-Colonel Oliphant, of a daughter.
   April 12, at Springmount, Dundrum, the wife of John Bateman Barnes, Esq., of a son, stillborn.
   Feb. 8, at Fort Cox, British Kaffraria, the wife of Geo. Wolfe, Esq., Captain 2d Regiment, of a daughter.
   April 11, at Woolwich, the wife of Captain W. H. R. Simpson, Royal Artillery, of a son.
   On the 13th inst., at Hollywood, co. Limerick, the wife of Geo. James Hewson, of a son and heir.
   On the 12th inst., the wife of Henry Albert Lee, Esq., M.D., of Barna, Newport, co. Tipperary, of a son.

   On the 15th inst., at the South Chapel, Denis James Sugrue, Esq., to Mary Josephine Murphy, Esq., of New Ross, co. Wexford.
   Wednesday morning, at St. Michael's Church, Limerick, and subsequently at her mother's house, Upper Henry- street, by the Rev. James Synan, P.P., John De Courcy, Esq., of the National Bank, Tralee, brother of M. H. De Courcy, Esq., Clerk of the Peace, to Elizabeth, sister of Alderman Joynt.
   On Tuesday, by the Rev. Mr. Boland (nephew of Wm. Dargan, Esq.), Mr. Patrick O'Brien, conducting manager of the works of the Limerick and Foynes railway, to Miss Anna Maria Cavanagh, of Patrick's-well, daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Cavanagh.
   April 12, in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, by license, Wm. Delany Finch. Esq., of Tullamore Park, Nenagh, co. Tipperary, to Mary Sophia Roake, second surviving daughter of Thomas W. Roake, Esq., of Surrey Villa, Mousely, Surrey.
   MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE.—At Johnstown Castle, by special license, on the 16th inst., the Right Hon. Sir Thomas Esmonde, Bart., of Ballynastragh, co. Wexford, to Sophia Maria, widow of the late Hamilton Knox Grogan Morgan, Esq., of Johnstown Castle, in the same county.

   On Thursday morning, the 17th inst., at Vernon Mount, Sophia, wife of William Lane, Esq., J.P.
   On the 17th inst., at the North Mall, Jane, the beloved wife of Rowland C. Long, Esq.
   On Wednesday, at his lodgings, Upper Castle-street, Tralee, of consumption, the Rev. William Ahern, R.C.C.
   At the Square, Newcastle West, co. Limerick, after a short illness, aged 74, Mary Anne, relict of the late Capt. John Massy, of Glenville.
   On the 15th inst., Lucy Jane, daughter of Thomas Parsons Boland, of Pembroke, in this county, Esq.
   April 12, at his residence, 14, Queen-square, Dublin, Mr. Henry Wood, Leader and Director of Music of the Queen's Royal Theatre.
   On Tuesday, the 15th inst., in Dublin, sincerely and deservedly regretted by his numerous friends and acquaintances, Denis O'Keeffe, Esq., of Dungarvan, in which during a long life, he had enjoyed the esteem and cordial attachment of all classes, for his exemplary discharge of every social duty, and his exertions to promote every undertaking calculated to benefit the people of that rising town, and advance its prosperity.—Dublin Evening Post.
HEAD POLICE OFFICE, TUESDAY.—Mr. James Montgomery Knighting was brought before Mr. Porter, the sitting magistrate, for final examination, and for the purpose of hearing the depositions sworn to by Mr. H. M. Jones, of Belview, Dalkey, a holder of railway stock, and of Mr. A. Doyle.
   Mr. Jones and Mr. Doyle having sworn to and signed their respective informations, the prisoner was formally committed for trial at next commission. Up to the present period, the missing stock ledger of the company is said not to have been discovered.

   EXTRAORDINARY CONFESSION OF POISONING.—On Tuesday last a woman, calling herself Eliza Hanna, and stating that she was the wife of a man named Hanna, formerly gardener to Lady Annesley, at Castlewellan, entered the police barrack in Downpatrick, and confessed that, when living at Castlewellan, about a year ago, she poisoned two of her children by giving arsenic to them. She gave herself into the custody of Head constable Wright, who had her brought before David Harrell, Esq., J.P., and committed for further examination. The bodies of the children are to be exhumed.—Banner of Ulster.

A YOUNG lad, named Andrew Quinlan, who has frequently figured in the dock of the Police-office, was brought before Mr. Morrogh yesterday by Sub- Constable Carson, on a charge of having attempted to steal from the pocket of a gentleman whilst walking down Winthrop-street the previous evening. He was directed to be imprisoned for one month or find bail for his future good conduct in two sureties of 50s. each.

DESERTION.—A young man, who gave his name as James Kelly, was brought before Mr. Morrogh, at the Police-office, yesterday, on a charge preferred against him by Constable Edwards, of having been a deserter from the Tipperary Militia. The constable, it appears, arrested the prisoner, the previous evening, his appearance corresponding exactly with the description in the Police Gazette of private James Clarke. He, however, denied that he was the same person, and declared his name to be James Kelly. A curious circumstance afterwards led to the discovery of the truth. After being placed in the dock and whilst conversing with the other prisoners Mr. Rice suddenly called him, in a loud voice, by his real name, and the prisoner, not suspecting the trap that was laid for him, advanced to the table and did not discover the faux pas he had made until the smiles of the constables brought it to his recollection. Having then acknowledged that he was the deserter alluded to, the bench directed him to be handed over to the military authorities.
   DEATH OF EARL COWPER.—We regret to have to announce the death of Earl Cowper, which took place on Tuesday evening at Maidstone. His Lordship was attending the assizes, and while in the courthouse was suddenly seized with spasms of the heart. He was removed to a neighbouring house, and died at half-past nine o'clock. His Lordship was the eldest son of Lady Palmerston by her first husband, the fifth Earl Cowper. He is succeeded in the title by Viscount Fordwich, his eldest son.
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The Cork Examiner, 25 April 1856
   A LONG-LIVED FAMILY.—Died on the 10th of April, 1856, Mrs. Mary Power, of Ballychasin, in this county, at the age of 102 years. A sister of the deceased died twelve months ago, at the age of 114 years ; her brother, John Power, at the age of 102 years ; her brother Maurice Power at 99 years ; and each of all their children are living still, at very advanced ages, and have their great-great grandchildren. They never changed from the parishes of Dunhill and Butlerstown, in which they were born.—Waterford News.

AMONGST the consequences which have followed the Act of Parliament that gave increased powers to the Corporation may be noticed the striking improvement that has taken place in the appearance and appointments of the public cars that ply for hire through the city. We all remember the discomfort, delay, and other annoyances that were sure to befal the unlucky traveller who was obliged to have recourse to this mode of locomotion a few years since, but since that time the system, in the great majority of instances, has been completely changed, and where exceptions are occasionally seen they are caused by parties who live outside the jurisdiction of the Corporation. On the principal stands such as Patrick-street and the Parade, the horses and vehicles may readily submit to comparison with those of Dublin, or any other large city. Much of the improvement that has been effected in this matter, is no doubt owing to the activity and vigilance shewn by [William] Ahern, the Corporation inspector, in enforcing the regulations of the Local Act.

   THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY.—Wednesday night the anniversary festival of this Society was held at the Freemasons' Tavern. The Duke of Wellington, the President of the institution, occupied the chair, and among the gentlemen present were—Sir Robert Peel, Sir Walter Stirling, Mr. Benjamin Hawes, Mr. Thomas Hawes, Mr. Octavius Ommaney, Mr. Tomkins, Cork ; Dr. Christian, the Rev. Mr. Scobell, Dr. M'Cann, and Mr., Charlier, the Secretary. Among the cases in which medals were distributed last night, by his Grace, the Chairman, for gallant conduct in the rescue of life from drowning, is one so peculiar as to deserve mention here. On the afternoon of the 29th of March, 1855, on the departure of the London steamer from Cork, a boy named Daniel M'Cullagh accidentally fell into the river, when Sub-Constable George Guest (not more than 20), who was then on the quay on duty, seeing the boy sink, instantly plunged into the water, with his uniform on, and seized the boy as he rose to the surface, and swam with him to a slip, where he brought him safely on shore. About 11 o'clock on the same night Sub-Constable Guest, while in bed, hearing screams of distress, without waiting to dress himself, ran to the spot, when he saw Constable Hamilton struggling in the river Lee, and endeavouring to save an unfortunate woman who had attempted suicide in a strong current, close to one of the arches of St. Patrick's bridge. He immediately threw off his shirt—which was afterwards stolen—jumped off the quay into the river, a fall of 13 feet, seized the woman, and kept her, as well as Hamilton, both nearly exhausted, on the surface until a boat was procured, which brought them all safe to shore. The story as related to the Duke last night in the presence of Guest himself, on presenting him with a medal, elicited both admiration and laughter ; and the young man having shown some natural diffidence in acknowledging the compliment, his Grace relieved him by telling him that his gallantry was not greater than his modesty.—Times of Thursday.

   PRIZE EXAMINATIONS AT TRINITY COLLEGE.—On Friday last the prize examinations of the medical students of Trinity took place. The successful candidate in anatomy was Mr. James J. M'Carthy, who after a long and searching examination was awarded the first prize in that branch of surgical knowledge. This young gentleman also took the first prize from seven other candidates, in practical Midwifery at the Coombe Hospital, Dublin, and received a certificate of superior answering and ability from his examiners, who expressed their high appreciation of the manner in which he acquitted himself on the occasion. —Mr. M'Carthy has just completed his twenty-first year, and is eldest son of Dr. M'Carthy, J.P., Kenmare, county Kerry.
THIS beautiful exhibition continues to draw nightly, fashionable and crowded houses which prove that repeated visits in no way diminish its attractions for the public. Owing to the large houses which attend each evening, and the eagerness evinced by all parties to see the diorama, Mr. Millar has consented to keep it open for another week to give the fullest opportunities of enjoying this really delightful entertainment. The pleasure derived from the Diorama is much increased by the singing of Miss Hickey, who continues to meet the same applause as that which greeted her on her first appearance. It will be seen by the advertisement that a reduction of price has taken place, which offers another inducement for witnessing this entertainment, and which places it within reach of all classes of the community.

A CHARGE of mendicancy was preferred by Sub- Constable Anderson at the Police Office, on Wednesday evening, against an infirm old woman named Hannora Linehan. The Sub-Constable stated that the prisoner had been brought before Dr. Lyons that morning for a similar offence, but dismissed by him on her promising to leave town immediately. She was discovered afterwards, however, begging at a door and was brought to the Bridewell, and on being searched there a sum of money, to the amount of £7 18s. 0d. was discovered in her possession. It consisted of seven sovereigns, a half sovereign, and eight shillings, and was carefully folded in an old piece of cotton. The presiding magistrates, C. Sugrue and Captain Pollock, directed her to be imprisoned for one month, and ordered the money to be given to her on her liberation.

   CORK GOVERNMENT FEMALE PRISON.—Extract from Superintendent's Report :—During the year there have been received into the prison 276 prisoners, which with the addition of ninety already in prison, and deducting two discharged, two sent to the Criminal Lunatic Asylum, and two died, makes the present number 360. The employment of the prisoners comprises sewing, knitting, shoemaking, washing, cleaning, and cooking, in which occupations they have attained considerable proficiency. The average number in hospital has been twenty-five, which leaves about 335 daily employed at those descriptions of work. In the summer they are generally engaged about seven hours and a-half. The conduct of the prisoners has been, on the whole, very satisfactory, and although the punishments were numerous, they have been principally for slight offences, few only being of a grave nature. There have been attempts at escapes on two different occasions. The first was made by four prisoners, who loosened the bar of a window in an associated room in which they were sleeping, and got into an adjoining provision yard, but they voluntarily returned to the prison. The second attempt was made by a probationary prisoner, who was discovered working a hole in the wall of her cell, by means of an iron spoon. The discovery was, however, sufficiently early to prevent any injury being done.
    Owing to the original construction of the building, which is irregularly built, and of great extent—at one side close by a public road, and on another adjoining a provision store, between which and the prison there is by no means sufficient barrier—there is a very great difficulty in maintaining a proper supervision and preventing the escape of prisoners. Another source of danger lies in the fact, that many of the cells are close under the roof, on which ventilators are placed large enough to admit of a person passing through them, from which there is easy access to the provision store I have already mentioned, but I am taking measures to obviate this danger by placing an iron grating over each of these apertures.
ON Tuesday seven male convicts were removed from Spike Island Convict Depot to Dublin under escort of constabulary, commanded by Head-Constable Roe, and on the following day five female convicts were removed from Nenagh to Cork.
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The Cork Examiner, 28 April 1856
(Before Dr. LYONS.)
WILLIAM HERLIHY, who stated he was a native of Tralee, and Denis Sullivan, of Youghal, two lads apparently about fifteen years of age, were brought before the Bench charged with begging. The prisoners stated that they had both been discharged from the County Gaol yesterday, where they had each suffered twelve months' imprisonment. They had been tried at the Macroom Sessions, twelve months since ; and on being discharged from the County Gaol that morning, they applied to be sent home, but the application was refused. The boys stated they were most anxious to go home, and had no desire to remain in Cork.
   Dr. Lyons—Let a policeman take charge of those boys, and ascertain why they do not send them home, as it is their bounden duty to do so.
   Mr. Humphries—And as the boys themselves desire.
   Dr. Lyons—It certainly would be a great blessing to the City of Cork if the County Gaol were a hundred miles away from it.
   The boys were ordered to be sent to the Bridewell for the present.
A WOMAN of the town, who gave her name as Ann Coates, threw herself into the river last evening from off the slip at Sullivan's quay. The woman, who is a resident of an infamous locality called Lag lane, was in a state of intoxication at the time, and was, with considerable difficulty, rescued through the exertions of Constable Hosford and Sub-constables Carson and Stanley. After being released by the Constables, on promising to go home, she again rushed towards the river, and threw herself in again, but fortunately the police were sufficiently near to rescue her a second time from destruction.
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The Cork Examiner, 30 April 1856
   SUPPOSED REMAINS OF THE PACIFIC.—On Friday advices were received at Lloyd's, under date New York, April the 12th, that on the 8th instant, the Alliance, Capt. Cole, when in lat. 37, long. 72, fell in with some floating pieces of wreck, amongst which was the top part of a steam-vessel's paddle-box of a large size, similar to the Pacific's. It was painted black, except in one part, where a new board had been put in ; and, it is suspected, that this is part of what remains of the missing vessel. A strong gale prevented Captain Cole from securing the paddle-box.

TOO LARGE.—On Saturday an omnibus guard was summoned by a surgeon before the London magistrates for refusing to take him up, and crying out “we don't want people of your weight.” The defence was that the complainant's proportions were so exceedingly large that an omnibus driver was justified in refusing to carry him. The act of Parliament prescribed sixteen inches for each person, but if there were many such passengers as the complainant, it would be impossible for the omnibus to carry its proper number, and the public would be greatly inconvenienced. Alderman Cubitt said it was clear that an omnibus driver was bound to take any passenger to whom no reasonable objection could be made. In the present case he considered that the defendant had good grounds for refusing to carry the complainant, as his size was of reasonable objection. He should therefore dismiss the summons. Sir George Carroll declined to act in the decision. Alderman Humphrey, who came into court when the decision was announced, dissented from it, and said, according to this view of the case, Mr. White would be obliged to pay double for everything he had, because he was a large man. If he went into an eating house they would charge him double for the same reason.
ON Monday, the 21st, ROBERT FERGUSON, Esq., son of the late JAMES FERGUSON, Limerick, of the Queen's University, Ireland, having passed the required Examinations, was admitted a Member of this College.

AT the examination recently held by the examiners at the Royal Veterinary College, Edinburgh, Humphrey O'Sullivan Keys, Esq., obtained his diploma as Veterinary Surgeon, and was higly complimented for the manner in which he answered. This young gentleman is son of James Keys, Esq., Glenlara Cottage, Co. Limerick.

AT the Police Office, this day, before Captain Pollock, two coopers, named Donnolly were brought up by Acting-Constable Connor, charged with assaulting another cooper named Donnolly, brother of one and nephew of the other, of the defendants. The police heard the cries issuing from a house in Bachelor's Quay, and on entering it saw the prosecutor severely beaten by his brother and uncle, the latter inflicting a severe wound under the chin of the complainant, by a violent kick. They were fined 10s. and costs. The wife of one of the defendants was also fined 2s. and costs for being drunk on the same day.
   A young man, who gave his name as Andy M'Govan, was brought up at the Police Office this day, by Acting- Constable Hazlip, who stated he had arrested him yesterday on suspicion of his being a deserter from the militia. The man said he had been in the Cavan militia for three months, and had been discharged. He had come down to Cork “looking for edication,” and was now a poor scholar, and went daily to the Lancasterian school in this city. He was remanded until to-morrow in order to have his discharge from the militia produced.
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