The Cork Examiner, 2 July 1856
   We take the following particulars of the melancholy wreck of this barque from the Cape Breton News of June the 7th :—
   Captain Spillane, of the barque Pallas, 360 tons burthen, of and from Cork, bound to Quebec, reached town on Wednesday last, from St. Paul's Island, where he had suffered shipwreck, and the total loss of his vessel. We have obtained from himself the particulars of the melancholy casualty,whereby 72 lives were lost. They are, in brief, as follows :—
   The barque sailed from Cork on the 28th of April last, with 126 passengers, bound to Quebec. Nothing of moment occurred during the voyage up to the day of the catastrophe. The captain had “sighted,” during the morning of the 30th may, ult., the north eastern coast of Cape Breton, and the island of St. Paul's. In the afternoon of that day, about 6 o'clock, he discovered that the compasses in the binnacle varied, the one from the other, and both from the “Tell-tale” in the cabin— there being two points of difference between the two former, and one point between one of them and the “Tell-tale.” Two spare compasses were next tried, but they also proved incorrect. The captain next tested the Tell-tale with an azimuth compass, which he found to correspond :— and thereupon corrected the courses, steered from noon from the compass in the binnacle, and shaped a course between Cape North and St. Paul's Island. About 10 o'clock same evening heard the report of a gun, whereupon efforts were made to bring the ship to the wind ; but she had reached the breakers, and immediately struck. Every hope of getting her clear of the rock having vanished the captain ordered the life boat to be lowered from the “davits,” with the hope and expectation of landing all on board in safety, on a large rock within sight, and towards which the sea presented a favourable surface, by which it was hoped that could be effected ; but many of the panick-stricken passengers, with the thoughtlessness too often exhibited on similar occasions of danger, rushed into the boat, whilst yet in the davits, when by the pressure and violence thus used, one of the ringbolts broke and the poor souls who had thus secured a lodgment in the boat were precipitated into the sea and were drowned. By this accident every prospect of reaching land was cut off ; the boat, however, was cleared from the davits during the night, and the two mates reached the land in it. The ship being now bilged, she lay over on one side—the sea occasionally washing over her, and in its fury carrying off from the wreck many of those who were clinging to it. In the morning at day light, the Superintendent of the Island sent off the boats, which, with the one in charge of the mates, landed all those who remained. The captain had a narrow escape with his life, and lost all his property. Upon counting the number saved, seventy two souls were found to be missing— including several women and children—who had all met a watery grave. Only six bodies had been recovered when Captain Spillane left the Island—those of three seamen, and three passengers—which were buried under the direction of himself, and the Superintendent, Mr. Campbell, of the latter whose kindness those saved make honourable mention. A vessel has left this [port] for the Island to take the Master and crew, and passengers, on to Quebec.
   It would pain the hearts of the most hardened to hear from Captain Spillane even a tithe of the scenes and suffering of that dreadful night. We fervently hope that himself, his crew, and passengers, may safely reach Quebec, without further accident.
    We take the opportunity of publishing the subjoined testimonial of the passengers respecting the humane conduct of the Master of the ship, who appears to be a feeling, sensible, and upright man :—
   DEAR SIR,—We, the surviviors of the passengers in the barque Pallas, beg leave to return our sincere and heartfelt thanks to you, for your humanity and kind treatment of us all on the passage, and now beg leave to state that no blame can be attached to you for the unfortunate termination of that voyage, and the melanchly circumstances attending it ;—on the contrary, that you did everything that lay in your power to save life, and to make us comfortable after our landing.
   [Signed] Robert Jackson Edwards, Joseph Edwards, William Flint, Thomas Minihane, Patrick Flaherty, Richard Crowley, Edmund Conroy, Alfred Browning, Michael Carrol, John Larkin, Michael Flaherty, Dennis Cotter, Jeremiah Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan, John Sullivan, Daniel Murphy, Thomas Coughlin, Thomas Heffernan, Mary Heffernan, Judy Minihane, Ellen Hurley, Bridget Larkin, Mary Leahy, Mary Sullivan, Julia Scanlan, Ann Sweeny, Mary Desmond, Mary Sheehan, Mary Regan, Mary Brian, Julia Murphy, Julia Crowley, Mary Donovan, Eliza Crosby, Ellen Leary, Mary A'Hearn, Bridget Halloran, Mary Howley, Mary Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Bridget Moroney.
   St. Paul's Island, 2nd June, 1856.
   I certify that the parties whose names are above signed before me, are all correct.
JOHN CAMPBELL, J.P., Supr. of St. Pauls.    
   By the subjoined list of those who perished in this disaster which we take from the Shipping Gazette, it will be seen that instead of the loss being exaggerated in the first account it was even greater, the number drowned being 82 instead of 72 :—James Crennan, Ellen Gorman and three children ; Hannah Sullivan, Mary Barry, Ellen Barry, Johanna Crowley, Patrick Daly, Johanna Leahy and child ; John Crowley, Bridget M'Carthy, Denis Hayes, Kate Hayes, Mary Casey, Mary Gloster, Hannah Crowley, Patrick Leary, John Sullivan, Mary Kearney and three children ; John Murphy, John M'Carthy, Elicia Harnett, Denis Foley and two children ; Edward Carroll, Daniel Leary, Timothy Leary, Kate Leary, Edward Hennessy, Johanna Sheehy and two children ; Charles Foley, Daniel Lynch, Tim Reardon, J. Leary, Ellen Sheehy and four children ; Mary Lougnane, Bridget Enright, Johanna Enright, Mary leary, William Flanin, Ellen Hurley, Denis Ready, Michael Ready, Mary Molony and child ; Patrick Moriarty, Julia Keohane, Thomas Ferguson, Thomas Daly, Mary Daly and child ; John, Kate and Dora Ryan (children), Daniel Dineen, Mary Anne Farrell, Susan Stone and three children, Martin Geason, Wm. Richardson, John and Anne Flaherty ; Mary Moroney. Total 79. Of the crew, one seaman, the cook, and a boy were drowned.
June 30—Wind N.W.
   ARRIVEDDefiance, Scully, Youghal, Cork, oats and flour ; Alexander, Campbell, P. E. Island, orders, deals ; Star, Kelly, Tralee, Cork, maize ; Lesmoyne, King, London, Hong Kong, coals ; Nimrod steamer ; Queen of the South, Beale, Southampton, Cork, troops, &c. ; Wellington, transport.
   Off—Isaac, Schierelbein, Matanzas, molasses, for orders, 37 days out.
July 1—Wind E.
   ARRIVEDLiberty, Pearce, Newport, Cork, bark ; Erin, Finn, Youghal, Cork, brick ; Earl Gray, Finn, Yarmouth, Cork, malt ; Kilberry, Murray, Glasgow, Cork, general ; Elizabeth, M'Pherson, Glasgow, general ; Porte, Winders, Bristol, general ; Capsicorn, Humphries, Woodbridge, Cork, malt ; Fidget, Harris, Casa Bianca, orders, maize ; Isaac, Scherelbein [sic], Matanzas, molasses ; Graf von Branderburg, Jansen, Dantzic, Cork, timber ; Aln, Foster, Athens, orders, maize ; Arabia transport, Forest, Balaklava, Cork, troops ; Wellington, Black, London, Canada, ballast ; Panama, Williams, Constantinople, orders, wheat.
   Coals—Elizabeth, Maryann, Ellen Calnan, Highland Mary, Argonaut, George and Henry, Thomas, Jane, Hercules, Hope, Agenoria, Eleanor Alice, Cirus, Martha, Catherine and Mary, Cornet, Petrel.
   SAILEDEtna, screw transport ; Queen of the South screw transport, Beale, Dublin, troops ; Maid of the Mill, Barnes, Hull, wheat ; Alexander, Campbell, Dublin, deals ; Sabrina steamer.
   Ballast—Sarah Ann, and Wave.
By Magnetic Telegraph—This Day.
Wind S., light air, fine.
   ARRIVEDVilorioso, Tripcovich, Galatz ; Mercure, Wragg, do. ; Baric, Zuvocivich, do. ; Georgina Wilhelmina, Dackman, do. ; Marianna, Muller, do. ; Northern Queen, Hodgdon, Callao ; Bessie, Bower, Pirius ; Sagitarius, Smith, do.
   SAILEDSabrina steamer, Bristol.

   IMPORTS, JUNE 28.—Nil.
   EXPORTS.—3628 firkins butter, 169 bags flax, 8 bags hair, 48 casks porter, 87 bags bones, 164 boxes soap, 160 boxes eggs, 17 casks whiskey, 172 boxes salmon, 591 sheep and lambs.
   Report from Foreign Inwards—2200 qrs Indian corn.
   IMPORTS, JUNE 29.—79 chests tea, 23 casks sugar, 14 casks coffee, 16 bales leather, 5 sacks seed, 17 casks pork, 112 hides, 70 sacks meal, 41 bags rope, 4 casks coffee, 40 matts rice, 15 casks beer, 6 bundles cork, 1793 bags guano, 150 bags manure, 30 casks saltpetre, 12 casks oil, 60 casks cement, 10 casks tobacco, 68 firkins butter, 12 casks ale, 65 boxes soap, 13 casks copperas, 140 bags rags, 4 crates bottles, 50 sacks wheat, 34 bags nails, 6 bundles scythes, 8 bundles wire, 9 boxes fruit, 100 bags rice, 1000 bundles iron, 20 boxes zinc, 7 crates glass, 170 bundles hoops, 172 staves, 5 casks pitch, 100 dozen scythe stones, 900 staves, 14 hampers scythe stones, 6 hampers soda water, 14 bundles lead pipe, 30 plates iron, 219,162 trusses sundries.
   Report from Foreign Inwards—2900 qrs wheat, 1090 qrs Indian corn.

   June 22, at Cloncoskoran, county Waterford, the lady of Sir Nugent Humble, Bart., of a daughter.
   June 24, at Greenwich, the wife of James Lodge de Montmorency, Esq., of a daughter.
   June 23, in Rutland-square, the lady of William A. Dane, Esq., of a son.

   On Tuesday, 1st inst., at the Church of St. Andrew's, Westland Row, Dublin, by the Right Rev. Doctor Leahy, Bishop of Dromore. Robert Dyer Lyons, second son of Sir Wm. Lyons, High Sheriff of Cork, to Marie Pigot, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. the Lord Chief Baron.
   On the 25th ult., at the Catholic Chapel, Holme, on Spalding-moor, by the Rev. J. Cockshoot, O.S.B., Sir James George Fitzgerald, Bart., of Castle Ishen, in the county of Cork, to Blanch Mary, daughter of the Hon. Philip and Mrs. Stourton, of Holme Hall, Yorkshire.
   June 26, in Monkstown Church, Dublin, John Maxwell, second son of William Perry, Esq., Grove-hill, Downpatrick, to Katharine Moffit, fifth daughter of John Hutton, Esq., Richmond-hill, Monkstown.

   June 25, at Montpellier, in France, Nicholas Ball, Esq., son of the Right Hon. Mr. Justice Ball.
   June 26, at Southampton, Vice-Admiral Wm. Ward, in the 74th year of his age.
   June 28, at Malahide, after a short illness, of bronchitis, Lydia Waller Holmes, relict of the late Very Rev. Gilbert Holmes, Dean of Ardfert.
   At Kulkyne, Murray River, Victoria, in his 27th year, Edmond Ludlow Rogerson Cotter, son of the late Rev. James Lawrence Cotter, L.L.D., vicar of Buttevant, county Cork.
   At Terryglass Glebe House, near Borrisokane, the Rev. Ralph Stoney, rector of this parish.
   June 20, at Folkestone, George Trafford Heald, Esq. This gentleman was formerly an officer in the 2d Life Guards, and was one of the persons stated to have been married to the notorious Lola Montes.
   June 27, in Devonshire-place, Colonel Gosset, of Vicar's-hill, near Lymington, late of the Royal Engineers.

   The Sisters of Mercy, Charleville, gratefully acknowledge the receipt of Three Pounds from Daniel Clanchy, Esq., towards the purchase of books, for a library being formed for the use of their School of Industry, at Mount St. Joseph's.
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The Cork Examiner, 4 July 1856
WALTER AHERN, Esq., Assistant-Surveyor G.P.O., who for the last four months has been in charge of the Bantry Post-office, has taken his departure from that town—all the necessary arrangements consequent upon the appointment of Mr. Maurice Healy, the efficient and intelligent Clerk of the Bantry Union, to the postmastership, being completed. During his stay in Bantry, Mr. Ahern, by his gentlemanly deportment and zeal for the efficiency of that branch of the public service with which he is connected, secured the respect and esteem of all capable of appreciating public virtue and private worth.

   A sealed order has been received from the Poor Law Commissioners directing the dismissal of Mr. Costelloe, Clerk of the Croom Union.
   His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to confer the vacant Rectory of Knockane, in the diocese of Ardfert, on the Rev. Nathaniel Bland, Curate of Templenoe, in the same diocese.
AT the Police office, this day, before Messrs. J. N. Murphy and C. Sugrue, a young lad was brought up charged by Mr. McKenzie, Camden Quay, with stealing six postage stamps out of his establishment. Stamps were repeatedly missed out of the prosecutor's office, and on last night, six stamps were marked and put in the office. The prisoner, who is in Mr. McKenzie's employment, went in there, and the marked stamps were immediately after missed. The boy was searched, and they were found on his person. He was sentenced to a week's imprisonment.

   THE O'CONNELL MONUMENT.—The eminent Irish artist, Hogan, has been in town since Thursday, making arrangements for the proposed monument to O'Connell in the Crescent. On Friday the works for the erection of the pedestal commenced. Mr. Hogan left on Saturday morning for Dublin.—Limerick Observer.
   Colonel and Lady Grace Vandeleur and Family have arrived at Kilrush.
   John Croker, Esq., of Ballyneguard, is to be foreman at the County Limerick Assizes.
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The Cork Examiner, 30 July 1856
Nelson Trafalgar Foley, appeallant ; Owen Ahern and another, respondent.
   This was an appeal from a decree made by the Recorder for £7 10s., the amount claimed by the respondent for inspecting the vessel Hull Packet, about to be purchased by the appellant. The charge was calculated at 2½ per cent on the purchase money, £300, which, on behalf of the respondent, was proved to be the customary rate. For the appellant it was contended that the charge was excessive.
   The Court affirmed the decree.
   For the appellant—Mr. Gillman.
   For the respondent—Mr. Sullivan, with Mr. Honohan as agent.
Jones, appellant ; Scannell, respondent.
   This was an appeal from a decree made by the Recorder for £10. The respondent was Mr. Timothy Scannell, of the Grand Parade, Apothecary, and the defendant, Mr. Michael Jones, of Summerstown-house. The claim was made by the respondent for £15, for the support of the appellant's son during a period of seven months that he was in respondent's establishment preparing to pass the examination at Apothecaries' Hall. An agreement was alleged by the respondent that he was to be paid £15 for the six months it was expected the boy would be occupied in preparing for the examination, and £15 more when he passed. The boy took a dislike to the profession, and left respondent's house without waiting to be examined. For the appellant it was alleged the agreement was, that £30 fee should be paid when the boy had passed, and nothing until then. The appellant and respondent were both examined.
   The Court observed the question he had to decide was, whether he was so satisfied the decision below was wrong that he ought to reverse the decree. He was not so satisfied, and therefore he must affirm it.
   For the appellant—Mr. Sullivan, with Mr. Gregg, as agent.
   For the respondent—Mr. O'Riordan, with Mr. Gillman, as agent.

   The Sultan has remitted through the Ottoman Bank £1,000 as a contribution to the Nightingale fund.

   Mr. Crampton, the late British Minister in the United States, left London some days since, on a visit to his father, Sir Philip Crampton, in Dublin. He will, it is stated, be employed in a diplomatic position on the Continent before the close of the year.
   All the private letters from Melbourne by the Oliver Lang complain greatly of the want of labour. Trades had combined and refused to work more than eight hours a day, and employers had been obliged to submit, pay the same wages for eight hours as for ten. Mechanics were getting from 15s. to £1 a-day, and labourers 10s. to 12s. Women servants were much wanted, and could readily obtain £40 per annum.

July 28 —Wind S.
   ARRIVEDNimrod steamer ; Metamorfus, Francesco, Galatz, orders, maize ; Melostive, Marovich, do., do. ; Antumnus, Harrison, Madras, Liverpool, sugar ; Gold Hunter, Greenwood, St. John's, N.B., orders, deals ; Prince Arthur steamer, Wrankin, Dublin, Cork, ballast.
   Coals—Cambria, Helen Scott, Jessie, Orion, Annie, Magnet, Ava, Garland, Culloden.
   SAILEDErin, M'Carthy, Kinsale, general ; Dove, Seymour, Greenock, fish ; Mercey, Harvey, Antwerp, guano ; Antumnus, Harrison, Liverpool, sugar ; Nithsdale, Williams, London, guano.
July 29—Wind W.S.W.
   ARRIVEDCharlotte, May, Tangier, orders, bark ; Bromerijre, Williams, London, Cork, government stores ; Olive, Mullane, Kilrush, Cork, flags ; New Friendship, Pearce, Plymouth, general ; Helda, Scott, Odessa, orders, maize ; Armeline, Dabinovich, Marianople, orders, wheat ; Finke, Rosendahl, Galatz, orders, maize.
   Coals—Leonard, Hollis, George and Henry, George Lawrence, Ann, Olive, Lloyd, John and Roberts, Brothers.
   SAILEDShamrock, Martin, Waterford, ballast ; Adelaide, Mahony, Youghal, ashes ; Reward, Reid, Liverpool, logwood ; Ringdove, Nutman, London, timber ; John, Weir, Gloucester, maize ; Antelope, Elson, Swansea, ballast ; Ocean Queen, Paulin, Dublin, wheat ; Sabrina steamer ; Ellen Callanan, Jeffers, Newpassage, cattle.
   Ballast—Eleven, Hylton Maid, Petrel.
   Off—Euroclydon, Callao.
By Magnetic Telegraph—This Day.
Wind S.W., moderate, fine.
   ARRIVEDHilda, Scott, Odessa ; Maria Locadie, Farr, Manzanella ; D. R. Dewolfe, Holmes, St. John's, N.B. ; Newham Stethom, Perry, after a cruize in search of Boomerang.
   SAILEDJohanna Wilhelmina, Taben, Leith ; Nithsdale, Williams, London ; Hilton Maid [sic], M'Donald, Cardiff.
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