The Cork Examiner, 1 February 1856

(Before Mr. GIBBINGS.)
COLONEL HATTON was summoned by his servant, John Halloran, with refusing to pay him the full amount of his wages.
   The complainant stated that there was a number of wine glasses broken in the house, and Col. Hatton wanted to deduct the price of them from his wages. He did not break them at all.
   Col. Hatton said that there were seven wine glasses deficient. However, he would not have deducted the price of them from the complainant's wages had he not been insolent, and threatened to send him a summons.
   Mr. Gibbings (to complainant)—How many did you break yourself?
   Complainant—I broke two wine glasses and a finger glass.
   Mr. Gibbings—How many of the entire glasses were not given up to your care?
   Complainant—There were two out of a dozen and a half.
   Mr. Gibbings—Well, what are deficient must be deducted from your wages.
   Col. Hatton said he would not deduct the value of the glasses, but that the defendant told him, in an insulting manner, that it would not be done in any decent house.
   Constable Maher charged a woman named Mary Barry with having destroyed an illegitimate child of hers.
   The Constable stated that the prisoner and her child had been admitted to the Lying-In Hospital. She had left it the other day with her infant ; the child had not been seen with her since then, and on enquiry being made, the prisoner stated that it died after having left the hospital, and she buried it in a field.
   The Bench remanded the prisoner until further information could be obtained.
   Mr. Edward Scott charged a young lad on suspicion of having stolen a quantity of rope, the previous evening, from a ship lying near Anglesea-bridge. Mr. Scott said that about seven o'clock on Friday evening he saw the prisoner and several other boys come from a vessel near Anglesea-bridge to Dean-street. He thought that they had stolen something from it, and he accordingly followed them. When they came near a gate-way they cried out “wool,” and witness supposing that this was a sign that something was going on went over to them. As soon as they saw him, however, they decamped, leaving the rope behind. Witness pursued and arrested the prisoner whom he gave in charge to the police.
   Informations were ordered.
   We copy the following paragraph from the Baltimore Catholic Mirror, of December 29th :—“RELIGIOUS RECEPTION.—The interesting and imposing ceremony of reception took place in the Convent Chapel of our Lady of Mercy, Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday, the 18th inst. The names of the young ladies who received the Habit and Veil of the Order were Miss Louisa Curtin, (Sister Mary Louise Josephine) and Miss Ellen Purcell, (Sister Mary Juliana). Very Rev. Wm. O'Reilly presided, assisted by others, of the rev. clergy of the diocese. Both the above named ladies are from Ireland, the former being a native of Cork, the latter the daughter of Mr. Patrick Purcell, Irishtown, Clonmel. It is thus as ever, we find the children of this green isle, the true missionaries of the gospel—the gentle followers of the Divine Master at home and abroad.—Tipperary Free Press.

   THE CORK STEAM SHIP COMPANY and the BRISTOL GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, will only receive and carry Goods subject to and upon Express Terms of their respective Notices of the 14th and 18th of DECEMBER, 1854, already published, and to be obtained at their offices.
Cabin Fare to Liverpool (including Fee)   17s. 6d.
CORK TO LONDON & BACK (via BRISTOL) at the following greatly Reduced Rates :—
RETURN TICKETS available for 16 Days.
CORK to LONDON (Single Journey), Cabin of Steam Ships, and First Class Rail £1 18 0
Double Journey, Return 2 17 0
Cork to London (Single Journey), Cabin of Steam Ships, and Second Class Rail 1 14 0
Double Journey, Return 2 11 0
Cork to London (Single Journey), Deck of Steam Ships, and Third Class Rail 0 16 0
No return.
   Passengers proceeding from London to Cork, or from London to Cork and Back, can book at the Paddington Station of the Great Western Railway on the same terms.
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The Cork Examiner, 6 February 1856

   At Ballyglassen, near Youghal, the wife of James Butler, Esq., of a son and heir.
   On Monday morning, at George's-street, Limerick, the lady of Thomas Kane, Esq., M.D., of a daughter.
   January 29, at Towermore, Fermoy, county Cork, the lady of Capt. Hayes, of a daughter.
   February 3, in Upper Rutland-street, Dublin, the wife of Thomas Adamson Whitehead, of a daughter.
   On Saturday, the 2d inst., the wife of John J. Lyons, Esq., 13, D'Olier-street, of a daughter.
   On the 29th ult., at 3, Clarence Terrace, Regent's Park, London, the wife of P. Devereaux Hickman, Esq., of a son.
   On the 1st inst., at Talacre, Flintshire, the Hon. Lady Eostyn, of a daughter.

   Yesterday, morning at Evergreen House, by the Rev. Mr. Cummins, Nicholas Scollard, Esq., Solicitor, to Alice Frances Mary, daughter of Daniel B. Foley, Esq.
   At Tamworth, Australia, on Thursday morning, the 18th October, by the Rev. Mr. M'Carthy, Patrick Joseph Coghlan, late of Cork, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Mr. Jeremiah Fitzpatrick.
   At Mallow, on the 3d inst., by the Rev. Justin M'Carthy, P.P., Miss Ellen O'Leary, third daughter of John O'Leary, Esq., Lissaniskey, to John Archdeacon Esq., Kanturk.
   At Glynn, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Michael Fitzgerald, C.C., St. Mary's, brother to the bride, John Lyons, Esq., Granah Cottage, Croom, to Miss Kate Fitzgerald.
   January 30, T. P. Casey, Esq., Captain Royal Marines, to Mary Frances, second daughter of the late T. Irving, Esq., Naval Storekeeper H.M.'s Dockyard, Deptford.
   February 1, James Rice, Esq., Sch., T.C.D., to Harriette, youngest daughter of the late William Richardson, K.P., Admiralty, Ireland.
   January 31, at Cloyne Cathedral, by the Rev. Thomas Garde, Stewart S. Tresilian, Esq., 87th South Cork Light Infantry, to Fanny Matilda, second daughter of Frederic Daly, Esq., of Cloyne, county Cork.

   On the 2d inst., at Belgrave-place, Letitia Frances, aged nine years and two days, eldest daughter of John Adams, Esq.
   On Sunday morning, the 3rd inst., at Janeville, Anna Somerville, wife of Joseph Woodley Lindsay, Esq., and daughter of Thomas S. Reeves, Esq.
   On the 4th inst., at No. 2, North Mall, Elizabeth, relict of the late Wm. Harrington, Esq., of this city.
   February 1, at Youghal, after a few days' illness, Susan, wife of Thomas Cooke, Esq., Dispensary Physician.
   January 29, Lieut.-Col. Henry Hoghton Irving, late of the 54th Foot, and formerly of the 4th King's Own, aged 39.
   February 1, at the Palace, Armagh, Emily Harriett, infant daughter of George Dunbar, Esq.
   January 31, at Belle Villa Avenue, Rathgar-road, Oliver Anketell, Esq., in the 64th year of his age.
   January 31, in London, Henry Brooke, third surviving son of the late Henry Brooke, of Coolock House, county Dublin, Esq.

   THREE CHILDREN BURNED TO ASHES—DRUMKERRAN, CO. LEITRIM, JAN' 30.—Yesterday morning the appalling news spread through the neighbourhood, that during the night the house of Michael Kelly, of Cloonaugh, had been destroyed by fire, and that three of his children had persished in the flames. This report, which could scarcely be credited at first, turned out to be too true. The following appear to be the facts of this melancholic event :—Kelly and his wife had, [been to] the fair of Drumkeeran, and returned home about 10 o'clock. An hour or so further on in the night, Kelly's wife went to a farm at a distance of a field or two to milk and fodder some cattle, leaving in the house her husband and five children, the eldest of whom was not over 11 years of age. When she came back in the course of an hour or better, the house was on fire, her husband and the eldest and youngest child were to be seen, but the second, third, and fourth, could nowhere be found ; they had fallen a prey to the devouring element. It appears that when his wife went to milk, Kelly, who it must be added, was the worse for drink, partially undressed himself and went to bed. The children waiting their mother's return, took a candle to search for cakes in the pockets of their father's coat. The candle ignited some flax in the room, and instantly the whole apartment was in flames. The eldest boy succeeded in rousing up his father. Half suffocated and bewildered he carried out his children ; the youngest remained outside the door in its cradle, but the others unnoticed entered the house again, where they were suffocated and caught by the fire, except the eldest, who was dragged out a second time in a state of insensibility. In clearing out the debris, the bodies of the children were found, almost every part of them reduced to a state of a cinder. Everything in the house was completely consumed, bank notes to the value of £17 were burned ; even the dog and cat did not escape. —Sligo Chronicle.
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The Cork Examiner, 13 February 1856

MR. HONOHAN, Coroner, held an inquest on Tuesday, the 12th inst., on the body of Charles Hawkes, a boy aged about fourteen years, who had been employed on board the ship “Why not,” lying in the river near Monkstown. The evidence was that deceased slept in the forepart of the vessel, the other men on board sleeping aft. Occasionally he was allowed to light a fire in the stove of the small compartment where he slept, and on Sunday evening he did so. About nine o'clock the mate saw him quite well sitting upon a locker in the sleeping apartment, but it appeared that when going to bed he closed the hatchway, which had the effect of confining the smoke, the fire not having been put out, and suffocation ensued. The jury found a verdict in accordance with the facts.
ON Monday evening, at three o'clock, a woman named Julia Murphy, who resided in St. Finn Bar's, whilst walking near the North-gate Bridge, fell suddenly in a fit, and, before medical assistance could be obtained, expired. Dr. OAKSHOTT was in attendance immediately, and used every exertion to restore animation, but without effect. An inquest was held yesterday on the body, in the Bridewell, at twelve o'clock, by Mr. B. GALLWEY, and a jury, when a verdict of “died by the visitation of God” was returned. The deceased has left three young children, who are totally unprovided for.
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