The Cork Examiner, 1 December 1856
BEGS to inform those of the Pupils of the late Mrs. SEXTEN BAYLEE, who have not yet contributed to the Tablet to be erected to her Memory, in Douglas Church, but who perhaps wish to do so, that the time for receiving contributions is very limited, as the Design is speedily to be carried into effect, and the Monument erected. Subscriptions for the purpose will be received at the Tract Shop, by the Rev. JOHN LEE, or at his residence, 17, Myrtle-hill Terrace.

   On the 26th ult., at his residence, Patrick-street, the wife of Mons. Chabrel, of a son.
   On the 27th ult., in Leeson-street, the wife of Captain R. F. Morrison, H.M.'s 51st Light Infantry, of a son.
   On the 25th ult., at Riverview, Newtownbarry, the wife of Richard Carey, Esq., M.D., of a son.
   Nov. 25, at 33, Lower Brook-street, the Marchioness of Blandford, of a son.
   Nov. 24, at 20, Belgrave-square, London, the wife of Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane, of a son.
   Nov. 23, at Ballyclough, Limerick, the wife of James Peacocke, Esq., of a son.
   At St. Thomas's Mount, Madras, the lady of Dr. Henry King, H.I.C.S., of a son.
   Nov. 27, in Leeson-street, the wife of Capt. R. T. Morrison, H.M.'s 51st Light Infantry, of a son.

   On the 27th ult., at the South Parish Chapel, by the Rev. C. O'Donovan, uncle to the bride, Miss A. M. Collins, to Mr. Charles Reardon, of this city.
   On the 25th ult., at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Michan's, North Anne-street, by the Rev. Edward O'Connell, Peter Towers, 47, Bolton-street, to Mary, eldest daughter of Laurence Hogan, Esq., 2, Florinda- place, North Circular-road, Dublin.
   At Collingwood, Robert Hawley, Esq., Melbourne, son of Robert Hawley, Esq., Oakham, Rutland, to Annie, daughter of Miles Monckton, Esq., late of Limerick.
   In Australia, the Rev. P. Teulon Beamish, son of the late John Beamish, Esq., M.D., of Killiner House, County of Cork, to Isabella Mary, daughter of the late John Bews, Esq., Paymaster 73d Regiment.
   Nov. 26, at the Residence of the bride's father, Daniel H. Irwin, Esq., J.P., of Beechwood, in the county of Roscommon, to Clarinda, eldest daughter of Leonard Hodson, Esq., of Hodson's Bay, in said county.

   On Saturday, the 29th Nov., Ellen, aged 3 years, and on Sunday the 30th, Katherine, aged 4½ years, daughters of Mr. James Smith, Patrick-street.
   At Altavilla, on the 29th ult., Webber, second son of the late Robert Carleton, Esq., of Rocklodge, in this county.
   On Saturday last, the 29th ult., Kate, the beloved wife of Humphrey Haines, Esq., Grand Parade, Cork.
   On Tuesday, the 25th ult., at Passage, county Waterford, Mr. William Budd, aged 62 years.
   On the 23d ult., at Seafield, in his 72d year, Peter Standish Anthony, Esq., eldest son of the late Joseph Anthony, Esq., of Carrick Castle, in the county of Waterford.
   On the 27th ult., in his 70th year, Mr. Thomas C. Shaw, late of the firm of Messrs. Spottiswood and Shaw, printers, New-street-square, city of London.
   On the 22d inst., [sic] at 14, Gloucester-row, Weymouth, Elizabeth, wife of Lieutenant Colonel Cox, late 56th Regiment, aged 31.
   On the 29th Nov., at Monkstown, Elizabeth, relict of the late Mr. James O'Neill.
   Nov. 27, at Elmville, Harold's Cross, John, only son of Sir Thomas Whelan, aged 30 years.
   Nov. 26, at Seapoint-terrace, Monkstown, Dublin, Mary, the beloved wife of George S. Carleton, Esq.
   Nov. 26, at his residence, 11 Beresford-place, James Watt, Esq., Queen's Proctor, aged 59 years.
   Nov. 22, at Blackhall-place, after a long and severe illness, Henry Courtney, Esq.
   Nov. 19, in Listowel, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Potter, at the advanced age of 98 years, Mrs. Honoria O'Donovan, relict of James O'Donovan, Esq., formerly of Ballydoole, in the county of Limerick.
   June 24, at his brother's residence near lake George, New South Wales, in the 51st year of his age, James Fitzgerald Murray, Esq., M.D., eldest son of the late Terence Murray, Esq., for many years Paymaster of the 48th Regiment.
(Before Messrs. BESNARD and MORROGH.)
AN elderly man named Sullivan, grocer and spirit dealer, preferred a charge against his “better half,” of having committed a series of grievous assaults on him.
   Mrs. Sullivan, a pale-faced, delicate looking woman, commonly known by the sobriquet of “Featherlegs,” appeared to answer the complaints.
   Mr. Julian conducted the prosecution.
   Sullivan having been sworn said, that Mrs. S. “did not leave him a leg to stand on”—he was “wasting away inch by inch,” and all in consequence of her outrageous conduct. It was not once she had assaulted him, but a thousand times. However, he would do her credit of saying, that she never beat him until she had taken a drop too much, which, however, was, unfortunately, too frequently the case with her. On last Thursday morning she went out to buy a steak. Being absent longer than it was necessary to purchase the steak, complainant suspected she had paid a visit to some other shop than the butcher's, but on her return he allowed her to put the steak down, without telling her his suspicion, because he was afraid to do so. When the steak, however, had been fried, she, without the least provocation, snatched it off the pan and flung it at him, hitting him with it over the left eye. Before he could recover from the effects of the blow, she seized the frying pan and belaboured him with it on the back, telling him to “take that you little divil.” Her usual weapons, however, were the poker, and the plates, the latter of which she was in the habit of breaking on him. To all this the poor man only replied by saying “Well, Mary, may the Lord convert you,” though he was “worn off his legs with the dint of fretting.”
   Mr. Morrogh—Well, we will send her to gaol for two months.
   Complainant (greatly alarmed)—Oh, oh, your worship, I beg your pardon. I don't want to have her sent to gaol, but to have you advise her. After all she has done to me, sir, I don't hate her, but I love her still as much as always (laughter). [Here the complainant appeared greatly moved.]
   Mr. Julian—I would call on the bench to enforce the sentence—there is no other way of preventing this woman from annoying him.
   Mr. Morrogh—Yes, we must send her to gaol.
   Complainant—Oh, no, your worship ; if she promises to be good in future and not disgrace me, I will take her home and bring the clergyman to the house and have him celebrate mass there (laughter).
   Mr. Julian—I call on the bench to send her to gaol.
   Mr. Morrogh—Yes, we will give her two months.
   Complainant—Oh, wisha, your worship, don't. She'll be good and I love her still (renewed laughter).
   Mr. Julian—If you won't protect yourself, the magistrates must protect you.
   Mr. Morrogh—We must send her to gaol.
   Complainant—I won't leave this unless you allow her to go home with me.
   Mr. Sullivan, however, was gently removed, and Mrs. S., who seemed not to reciprocate the tender affection evinced by her husband, was committed to gaol.
(Before Mr. TOOKER.)
   A man named John Callaghan, was fined in the sum of £1 4s. on a charge preferred against him of improper conduct in the street on Saturday night.
   Mary Jeffers was fined in a like penalty on a similar charge.
   Michael Crowley, a cooper, was charged with having committed a serious assault on the persons of two women. The prisoner, it appears, hacked their breasts with a knife. One of the poor creatures is at present in the Infirmary and the case was remanded until to-morrow to give time for her production.

   IMPORTS, NOV. 20.—8 boxes 14 half boxes raisins, 49 bales paper, 1 chest oil, 1 cask figs, 1 bag allspice, 10 baskets onions, 2 hhds 10 half barrels porter, 58 packages 5 brls pork, 1 case glass, 7 casks 4 barrels.
   EXPORTS.—784 firkins butter, 600 bags oats, 6 kilderkins 2 casks porter, 10 boxes soap, 4 bales moss, 12 boxes moss, 12 boxes eggs, 27 boxes fish, 23 casks whiskey, 476 pigs, 487 sheep, 28 head cattle, 10 bales bacon, 3 casks flour, 1 box candles, 1 cask skins, 2 hhds 1 case biscuits, 1 hhd vinegar, 1 horse, 770 qrs wheat, 1000 brls oats.

   The Religious of the Presentation Convent, Bandon, beg to acknowledge, with many thanks, the sum of £2, the donation of Richard Allman, Esq., Bandon.
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The Cork Examiner, 24 December 1856

LIMERICK, SUNDAY NIGHT.—I hasten to inform you of the particulars of a daring attempt at assassination which was made last evening upon a respectable gentleman connected with this city. The particulars are these :—Between five and six o'clock, Mr. Galbraith Joynt, who holds landed property at Mount St. Catherine, county Clare, which he recently purchased in the Incumbered Estates Court, was returning home in his gig, and had not proceeded more than two miles on the Clonlara road, when he was fired at from behind a hedge by some daring assassin who lay in wait for his intended victim ; fortunately the attempt was unsuccessful, for although wounded severely in the leg, Mr. Joynt is not dangerously injured. The shot came from the right hand of the road, riddled the dashboard of the vehicle, and some of the pellets passed through the fleshy part of that gentleman's leg. Confused and affrighted at such an unexpected attack in a lonesome district, Mr. Joynt had the presence of mind to turn round his horse, and though bleeding profusely, drove into this city at a quick pace, to the house of his brother, where surgical aid was promptly rendered, and the wounds dressed. The reason assigned is, that Mr. Joynt had served notice of ejectment on tenants who are to be dispossessed in March. The police of Clonara, it is understood, have received information which, it is hoped, will lead to the arrest of the person who committed the outrage ; and, if so, a deep-laid conspiracy will in all likelihood be developed, as it is not long since the brother of the gentleman attacked received a threatening notice to the effect “that he should bear in mind the spirit of Clare was not yet dead, and that he ought to dread the fate of Gloster.” It will be remembered that a few years since Mr. Gloster was shot in his gig when coming into Limerick from the county Clare, and that the perpetrator of the foul deed was never discovered.—Saunders Correspondent.
ATTEMPT TO PASS A FLASH NOTE.—A girl named Honora Driscoll was brought before the presiding magistrate at the Police-office, this day, Mr. John Besnard, jun., charged with an attempt to defraud Messrs. Ogilvie, Sutherland and Co., by means of a flash note. She had been purchasing some ribbons and small matters of the kind, and to pay for them tendered in payment an advertisement of the house of a person named King in Dublin, which, from the manner in which it was got up, and the words “five pounds” being printed in various parts in a conspicuous manner, bore some resemblance to a five pound bank note. The prisoner was remanded.
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The Cork Examiner, 29 December 1856

Mallow, Christmas Day.    
   SIR,—The proverb says “comparisons are odious.” Nevertheless, they will sometimes force themselves on one. Such was the case with me, when reading the report in your last impression of the humane and charitable conduct of the Mitchelstown Board of Guardians, towards their paupers on Christmas-day. For in sad contrast to their Christian resolution, giving to the paupers a good breakfast and a meat dinner on this, the greatest of all Christian festivals—the cruel indifference of our guardians to the wants and legitimate expectations of the paupers in the Mallow Workhouse, painfully presented itself to my mind ; and involuntarily suggested the following comparison :—
   The Mitchelstown board of guardians, by an unanimous resolution, directed that every adult pauper should receive for breakfast, on Christmas morning, 1lb. of bread, and a pint and a half of coffee ; and children a corresponding allowance of the same fare.
   In the Mallow workhouse, on the same auspicious morning (owing to the omission of any such resolution by the guardians) every adult pauper received for his breakfast, a tin of cold stirabout, and a half pint of cold milk—children the same in proportion.
   In the Mitchelstown Workhouse, at 3 o'clock on Christmas Day, every adult pauper received for his dinner, 1lb. of beef, 2 pints of soup, and 1lb. of bread ; children the same substantial viands, according to their years.
   In the Mallow Workhouse every adult pauper received for his Christmas diner [sic] 14oz. of brown bread and a pint or two of porridge.
   From these data I allow your readers to draw their own conclusion. But it may be objected that the conclusion cannot be fairly drawn if the circumstances of both boards be not similar. It may be that Mallow is a poor, while Mitchelstown is a rich and prosperous union. It may be that the Mallow Workhouse is crowded, whilst the Mitchelstown contains but a few inmates. It may be that the Mallow board is in debt, whilst the Mitchelstown has a large balance in the bank. Such suppositions, if true, would, I admit, materially affect the conclusion. But, unfortunately for our board, the Mallow Union has the advantage of all these particulars over its rival, Mallow is notoriously a rich union ;—as rich, if not richer, than Mitchelstown. The number of paupers in its Workhouse is less. Its balance in the bank as great, if not greater. The reason, then, why the Mitchelstown paupers get coffee, and beef, and soup, on this day of feasting and of gladness throughout all Christendom ; whilst the shivering paupers of Mallow are feasted upon stirabout and porridge, is not any difference of circumstances unfavourable to Mallow. What, then, is it owing to? Answer, you Guardians of Mallow. Can it be from the absence from your breasts of sympathy for the feelings and privations of your destitute fellow creatures?
                        Yours, Mr. Editor,
   At the petty session court of this town, three young men were brought up charged with having carried off a young woman named Catherine Hurihan from her parents under extraordinary circumstances. The case excited the greatest interest in the town and neighbourhood, as during the investigation the court was crowded to excess by persons of both sexes ; as usual, the fair sex prepondered. Indeed the bench appeared to take no less deep interest in the proceedings, as no less than twelve magistrates were present. Since the attempted abduction of Miss Arbuthnot by Mr. Carden, the people of this country have not heard so systematic and well-arranged a plan for carrying off a female, although in the present case the parties move in the humbler walks of life. Mr. Butler, the sessional prosecutor, attended on the part of the crown. The parties accused, who were undefended, were Thomas Dunne, James Keefe, and John Burn. Mr. Butler having stated the facts of the case, which will be found detailed in evidence, and referring to the statute which bore on the case, proceeded to call the witnesses. Catherine Hurihan, an interesting young girl of 18 summers, was the first witness examined. She stated that on Saturday morning last, about six o'clock, she was proceeding to Carlow in a donkey's cart, accompanied by her mother and grandmother ; when a short distance from the town, her attention was arrested by observing a covered car secreted under a railway bridge. near which were three men. On coming near the vehicle, the prisoner Dunne, who was a servant in her father's employment, approached and dragged her off the car ; in his efforts to do so she pulled her grandmother along with her ; she screamed and roared for help, but her parents being overpowered by the other men, they were unable to give any assistance ; Dunne being unable to force her into the car, was assisted by a person whose name she did not know ; when flung into the car, Dunne followed her, closing the door behind him, whereupon Keefe drove off as fast as he could, the third person keeping off her mother and grandmother ; she remained insensible until they arrived in Athy, a distance of ten miles ; her clothes were much torn and injured in the struggle ; when they drove to Stradbally, three miles from Athy, Dunne, on recovering her self-possession, frequently asked her to marry him, but she declined indignantly to comply with his request. In answer to the bench, the witness said it was against her will and desire that she was then dragged away from her friends and home. The prisoner Dunne here remarked that the witness had agreed on Friday night to elope with him. The prosecutrix repudiated the statement. Mary Hurihan, mother of the last witness, corroborated the testimony of her daughter ; in her information she swore that John Burn was the third person engaged in the attack, but she believed she was mistaken as to the identity ; with reference to Keefe, the car-driver, she positively swore that he aided and assisted Dunne in forcing her daughter into the covered car. The prisoners were sent for trial.

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