The Cork Examiner, 3 March 1856
[Before Messrs. MAHONY & PERRIER.]
INFORMATIONS were directed to be taken against a young man named Richard Ryan, for having knocked down, and torn the coat of Sub-constable M'Cabe, who arrested him the previous evening, for being disorderly in the street.
   Two women of the town were sentenced to one month's imprisonment, for having been drunk and disorderly in the street on Friday night.
   Mr. O'Regan, of George's-quay, charged two women named Johanna Flynn and Hanora Herlihy, with having stolen from his shop a quantity of butter—19½ lbs. He found the butter in the possession of Hanora Herlihy.
   Herlihy stated that the butter was given to her by her fellow prisoner, whom she saw coming out of Mr. O'Regan's house, as she herself was passing by the quay.
   Hanora [sic] Flynn denied the statement, and declared that she never knew or saw Herlihy until the day that they had both been arrested.
   The Bench having been satisfied with her explanation, dismissed her, and ordered informations against Herlihy.
   An improper female from Furze's-alley, was charged by John Smith, a Norwegian sailor, with having stolen from him a silver watch.
   Sub-constable Reid said that the watch had been pledged at the Pawn-office of Mrs. Swan, Barrack-street. On entering the house in which the prisoner resided, for the purpose of arresting her, he found on a table a ticket of the watch. The complainant and he went with it to the Pawn- office, for the purpose of getting the watch, but the clerk, who was in attendance, not only refused to give it, but even to show it.
   Michael Mullins, clerk in the employment of Mrs. Swan, said that he did not refuse to show the watch ; he told him that he would not give it until his mistress came in.
   Mr. Mahony ordered informations to be taken against the prisoner, and the watch to be given to the complainant.
   Mullins—And will I not get any money for the watch.
   Mr. Mahony—Certainly not ; if you had shown it to the policeman we then might give something.
   A young lad named Denis Walsh, employed as porter by Mr. Sykes, was brought up on a charge of having stabbed a young woman named Hannah Freeman.
   Mr. Julian appeared for the prosecutrix, and Mr. Wallis for the defence.
   Mr. Julian stated that the defendant along with having attempted the life of the complainant, had also seduced her and she was at present enciente.
   The complainant was then sworn, and said she was acquainted with the defendant for the last twelve months, and had been seduced by him ; the other night she had been sitting in her room with her uncle, when the defendant and his brother came to the house, and called for her uncle to fight them ; complainant went out to them and asked the defendant what cause had he to be displeased with her uncle, when he struck her with some sharp instrument on the head, and his brother came up and gave her a kick in the side.
   Mr. Wallis said that the brother only appeared as a witness.
   Mr. Julian—But we will make him a defendant, and will ask for a postponement for that purpose. The injury which the unfortunate girl has received from the kick is more dangerous than that from the knife. She was examined by Dr. Sandham yesterday who stated so.
   Captain Pollock—Well, let us have this Doctor's evidence now.
   Mr. Julian—I do not think he will come, sir, unless he is paid for his time.
   Captain Pollock—Well, I will give him five shillings (a laugh).
   Mr. Wallis—That is a new fee for a surgeon (laughter).
   Mr. Humphreys—It is 1s. 8d. under the attorney's fee (renewed laughter).
   Dr. Sandham was then sent for, and, having been sworn, stated that the wound received on the head, by the defendant was not severe, but that the kick might result in serious internal injuries, but that it did not appear to him, when he examined the defendant, to be any way dangerous.
   After some discussion it was decided to postpone the case, in order to give time to the brother of the defendant, who had kicked the complainant, summoned.
   The defendant was left out on two securities of £20 each being given.

   Lieutenant James O'Grady, R.N., second son of the late Hon. Waller O'Grady, has arrived at Castlegarde, the seat of his brother, county Limerick, from the Black Sea fleet, where he has been present during all the active operations for the last two years.
   The Governor of Malta has granted a pardon to Lieutenant Montgomery, of the 7th Fusiliers, lately sentenced to three months' imprisonment for misbehaviour in the cathedral at Civita Vecchia and resisting the police. The elder offender, Lieutenant Hodson, R.A., committed to four months' imprisonment, has not been included in this act of clemency.

SIR GEORGE COLTHURST, while fishing with a cross line on his property by the river Lee, on the 1st of March, hooked 16 salmon, eight of which unfortunately managed to escape. The flies were tied by Daly.
Mr. BREMNER in the Chair.
PRESENT—Sir J. Gordon, Messrs. Gibbings, Cave, Gregg, Sheehan, Penrose, Hodder, Jameson, Gould, Mark Collins, Beamish, Hargrave, Lambkin, Spillane.
   Mr. Gregg said that a gas lamp had been lately erected on the road leading to the Mayor's house, Sydney place, but it had never been lighted. The place was a scene of the greatest immorality, and dangerous for any one to go there at night.
   Mr. Penrose, in answer to Mr. Gibbings, said the road there was thirty-six feet broad and public property, and a lamp there was very necessary.
   The matter was referred to the standing committee.
   Mr. Hodder asked what had been done about the appointment of a man to execute magistrates' warrants on gingle drivers.
   Mr. Gibbings said the matter should be referred to the law agent. The constabulary were prevented from executing such warrants, and the person appointed should be a member of the borough police.
   Mr. Gregg—The Magistrates should adopt the plan of making them pay the fines before they left the court, or imprison them.
   No order was made on the subject.

ABOUT two months since a large quantity of books were stolen from the library of a school attached to the North Chapel, in which a number of orphans are maintained. A window was unluckily left unbolted at night, and the robbers effected an entrance through this and took a number of books, including amongst others a small but valuable Hebrew lexicon. Some of the books were found in the possession of a dealer on the Coal-quay on Saturday, on two of which a stamp was found, identifying them as the property of the North Chapel. Three parties, Wm. Ford, David Ahern and Mary Donovan, were brought before the magistrates at the Police-office, this day, and were remanded in order to obtain further evidence and so as to inculpate the parties who purchased the stolen property.

ON Saturday evening a car driving on the South Terrace rolled over an elderly woman named Honora Meyers and broke her leg, besides inflicting other injuries on her. With the assistance of Constable Campbell and the police the poor woman was conveyed to the South Infirmary, where she now lies. The driver, a lad named Patrick Murphy, was brought before the presiding magistrate at the Police-office, this day, and stated that he was not driving furiously and had called out to the woman long before the car struck her, but that she did not try to get out of the way. The constable stated that the woman had her head muffled up in consequence of a sore mouth, and from that circumstance would probably not be able to hear a warning to get out of the way. The case was adjourned to Thursday.

HEAD-CONSTABLE PORTER has succeeded in recovering two of the watches stolen from Mr. Chillingsworth's pawn-office and is in possession of information likely to his obtaining the other watches stolen and a box of rings.

A CARMAN named Charles Crowley was brought up at the Police Office, on Friday, charged with having allowed his horse and car to injure a poor woman, who was selling oranges at the corner of Fish-street the previous evening. It appeared that the man was leading the horse and car up Fish-street, when the horse, which appears to be a restive animal, on coming into Patrick-street suddenly backed, and notwithstanding the utmost efforts of Crowley, crushed the woman against the wall. It was thought for some time that the woman had been dangerously hurt, but it was subsequently found that the injuries were not so severe, and, as the man had done all he could to prevent any accident, the magistrate ordered him to be discharged.

A FURTHER portion of the property stolen from Mr. Chillingsworth, consisting of rings and other articles of jewellery, was recovered on Thursday night by Head Constable Porter, and fully identified as a portion of the stolen property.

   LIVERPOOL, THURSDAY.—The following was posted in the Underwriters' Rooms to day :—
   “GLASGOW, FEB. 27.—The Edinburg (s.s.) which arrived here on the 14th inst, from New York, passed on the 7th inst. a large quantity of broken ice, and in it saw a quantity of broken cabin furniture, fine ornamental doors, with white or glass handles, such as might have belonged to a first class steamer or ship.”
   The Pacific sailed from this port on the 25th ult.
   LONDON, FRIDAY.—Insurance for small amounts were effected to-day at Lloyd's upon the Pacific steamer, overdue at New York, from Liverpool, at 50 per cent. free of average.—Times

   Robert Conway Hickson, Esq., Fermoyle, ex High Sherriff of Kerry, has accepted the invitation of the present High Sherriff, to act as Foreman of the Grand Jury to meet on Tuesday next, for the despatch of fiscal business.
   Mr. James O'Connell, of Lakeview, has become the purchaser of the property of Mr. Shea Lawlor, near the towns of Killorglan and Milltown, disposed of privately in the Encumbered Estates Court last month. We are glad to find in this case, another evidence of the fact, often adverted to in our columns, that all the Kerry property offered for sale in this Court has found purchasers in Kerry capitalists.—Kerry Post.
   The Rev. Dr. Coghlan, of St. Michael's, Limerick, has been appointed Parish Priest of Abbeyfeale, by the Right Rev. Dr. Ryan.
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The Cork Examiner, 5 March 1856
   ROYAL BENIFICENCE.—Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to present to the London Orphan Asylum, Clapton, the sum of 300 guineas, to purchase for his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, the right to keep one child always in the asylum, during the lifetime of his Royal Highness.

   At Glenville, near Waterford, on Monday, the 3rd instant, the lady of Michael D. Hassard, Esq., J.P., of a son.
   On the 2d inst., at Rathgar, the lady of H. Crofton, of a daughter.
   On Saturday, the 1st instant, at 42, Grosvenor-place, the Lady Alfred Paget, of a daughter.
   On the 28th ult., at 28, Brunswick-square, Brighton, Mrs. Bonham, widow of the late Col. H. F. Bonham, of a son.
   February 25, at 7, Sussex-place, Hyde Park, London, the wife of Major Jervois, R.E., of a daughter.
   February 26, at Torquay, the Hon. Mrs. Spring Rice, of a daughter.
   March 1 at Kilpeacon Rectory, the wife of Captain Fosberry, Royal Limerick County Regiment, of a daughter.
   February 27, at Kilmoney Abbey, the wife of Captain Hodder Roberts, 1st Derby Militia, of a daughter.

   February 29, in St. James's Church, Dublin, Captain Robert Carnegie, to Emelia, eldest daughter of Joseph Porter, Esq., Dolphin's-barn, South Circular Road.
   On the 23rd February, by the Rev. P. Riordan, M. F. Sheehy, to Ellen Maria Arrot, second eldest daughter of the late Wm. Arrott, merchant of this city.

   Suddenly, in Castlemartyr, on the 28th ult., deeply regretted by his family and friends, William Mackay, Esq., of Castlemartyr.
   On the night of Wednesday, the 27th February, at Clifton, Bristol, Robert Robinson, Esq., Lieutenant, R.N.
   February 26, at 77, Upper Leeson-street, Christopher Graham, Esq., aged 75.
   February 26, at Camberwell, Surrey, in his 77th year, Colonel Henry Thornton, C.B., late of the 82d, and formerly of the 40th Regiment.
   February 23, at Rose Bank Cottage, Broughty Ferry, Scotland, Captain James Tasker, late of the “Die-hards,” her Majesty's 57th Regiment.
   February 28, at the Military Barracks, Nenagh, in the 33d year of his age, James G. Newton, Esq., M.D., Surgeon of the Kilkenny Fusiliers.
   March 1, in Eccles-street, aged 72, Anyas Deane, Esq., formerly Captain in the 96th Regiment, son of the late Colonel Deane, of Terenure, county Dublin, and of Berkely Forest, county Wexford.
   February 28, at Cork, on his way from Queens-town, where he had been staying for his health, Edward Atkinson, Esq., the second son of the late Henry Francis Atkinson, Esq., of Mullavilla, county Armagh.

[Before Mr. GIBBINGS.]
A CHILD about nine or ten years of age, named Reardon was sentenced to two months' imprisonment for having stolen a coat from a man named Cornelius O'Callaghan.
   Thomas Mitchell, a sailor, charged Margaret Regan, a girl of improper character, with having stolen from him whilst he was in a state of intoxication and unable to prevent her, three sovereigns and nineteen shillings.
   The bench directed her to be imprisoned for two months.
(Before Mr. GIBBINGS, Mr. M'NAMARA and Capt. POLLOCK, R.M.)
   Mr., Julian appeared on behalf of a boy named Michael Cullinane, to prosecute Mr. Richard Justin, baker, for injuries committed on him by that gentleman's dog.
   Mr. Gillman appeared for the defendant.
   The statement of the prosecutor and of one or two witnesses examined on his behalf, was that he threw a stick at a large dog, the property of the defendant, which was in the Park in charge of the defendant's son, in order to drive him off, no dogs being allowed in the Park. The boy in consequence set the dog at complainant, and the dog bit him in the arm so violently as to take a piece out of his arm. Complainant is brother to a person employed by the tenant for the grazing of the park.
   Mr. Gibbings observed that the complainant clearly committed the first assault, but that Mr. Justin's son acted improperly in setting the dog at him, and that some little compensation should therefore be given.
   Mr. Gillman offered to pay the complainant 5s. and all costs.
   This offer having been refused, the case was dismissed to allow of a civil action being brought up.
   Constable Edwards has received a communication from the Inspector-General of Police, informing him that a person will arrive in town to-day or to-morrow to identify the parties arrested by him in the London boat. In reference to the sum of fifty sovereigns on them, it was stated that they were both labourers, and could not possibly have so much money to spare.
   Letters from America, received in Dublin yesterday, and dated 19th February, state, “that up to that period nothing had been heard from the Pacific steamer from Liverpool, which was then twenty-seven days out.” The Government and Mr. Collins had each sent a steamer in search of her. From the adventurous character of some commanders, their anxiety to make short passages, and the pertinacity with which they proceed by the North Passage, notwithstanding the fields of ice they have often had to encounter, we have long been prepared to hear of some fearful casualty.
   We (Dublin Evening Post) have now before us a letter, written by a gentleman late of this city, who left Liverpool in the Pacific on the 14th of April last, giving an account of the almost miraculous escape from a hurricane which caught that vessel with all sail set, and threw the ship on her beam-ends, whilst amongst banks of field-ice, off Newfoundland, on the 20th April last. This occurred, notwithstanding repeated warnings given by the sudden fall of the mercury, which made the ship captains, of whom there were seven on board as passengers, declare, several hours before, “that they were in for a gale.” The account says :—
   “On the Friday afternoon (the 20th), the weather became very cold ; the temperature of the sea having fallen twelve degrees in four hours, and an iceberg appeared to the north-west, which obliged us to change our course a little ; after this came a storm of hail and snow which ended with lightning from the coast, which gradually spread round, and ended at the N.W.— according to the opinion of the nautical men, the very worst possible sign. They all said we were in for a hard blow. At this time the wind was blowing pretty fresh from the eastward and we had all sail going at 13½ knots an hour. At midnight the wind veered suddenly round to the N.W., which blew so hard that the sails could not be taken in, and consequently flew to shivers, the jib, foresail, and foretopsail, all went over, and were torn into ribands.” After describing the storm, which lasted for two days, the writer thus speaks of the management of the vessel :—
   “It is most astonishing that the Captain, an officer of great experience—especially with so many unmistakeable signs of a gale—should have been caught with all sail set. He had plenty of time to have all down, and topmasts and yards lowered. The only way I can account for it is, that having so far made a most rapid passage, he wanted to do something wonderful ; even when the gale was blowing its worst, he kept the steam on, and drove on at five knots, in the very teeth of the hurricane—for hurricane it must be called. They all agreed, that in all their trips across the Atlantic, they never experienced so heavy a gale ; one old sea captain said, that he once knew it to blow as hard when off Cape Horn.”

LONDON, MONDAY.—Some small insurances are understood to have been effected on the Pacific to-day at the rate of 80 per cent.—The value of the ship is about £120,000, and she is said to have had a cargo of 700 tons of fine goods. Happily, her number of passengers were smaller than usual, the total being forty-six, including six ladies and two children.

ON yesterday morning, in the 24th year of his age, Rev. RICHARD O'LEARY, O.S.A., son of Mr. JOHN O'LEARY, South Mall. His illness was a tedious and lingering one, contracted in Italy, where he had gone to finish his studies. He spent many years in Carlow College, where, besides gaining many honors, he acquired the esteem and friendship of his superiors. He was a clergyman of much promise, and would have proved worthy of his sacred calling. The Office and High Mass will be offered for him in Brunswick-street Chapel, on Thursday, at half-past ten, and the funeral will take place immediately after.

THE imposing and solemn ceremony of a profession took place in the new Presentation Convent, at Mitchelstown, on Saturday morning, when Miss HORGAN, called in religion, sister MARY JOSEPH, daughter to Mr. JOHN HORGAN, of Macroom, took the black veil. The ceremony having been the first celebrated in Mitchelstown, was interesting to those present, and was performed by The Very Rev. Dr. O'BRIEN. The other clergymen present were :— Rev. DAVID HORGAN, P.P., Ballincollig ; Rev. TIMOTHY MURPHY, R.C.C., Queenstown ; Rev. Messrs. O'BRIEN, M'DONALD, and RONAYNE.

   It is said that Lord Panmure will shortly retire from the War Department, and that the laborious duties of that office will be undertaken by the Duke of Somerset. It is also rumoured that Mr. Monsell and Mr. Frederick Peel, neither of whom have shone with great brilliancy in parliament this session, will also be moved to other offices.—Court Journal.
   The Marley-hill screw transport, engaged in shipping military stores for the army before Sebastopol, is to take out 13 foxhounds, and will be ready to leave Woolwich early next week. The Edina transport, which sailed from Woolwich a few days ago, had 60 hounds on board, to be landed at Balaklava.
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The Cork Examiner, 28 March 1856
   THE MORMON EXODUS.—On Wednesday last an extraordinary scene was witnessed at the New-street railway station, Birmingham. A fine ship, the Enoch Trail¹, having been chartered to convey a cargo of Mormons to the United States, en route to their settlement in Utah territory, three hundred men and women, boys and girls, formed the contingent supplied by the Birmingham district. They left by the half-past ten train. All seemed to belong to the working classes, and the proportion of the sexes was about equal. Many hundreds of their relatives and fellow-saints assembled at the station to bid them fairwell ; and in spite of the efforts of the instrumental bands to cheer the spirits of the females, some very affecting scenes were witnessed. They sail to-day from Liverpool. There will be some 900 on board. —Birmingham Journal.

March 26—Wind, E.S.E.
   ARRIVED—Juverna steamer ; Canada, Nielson, Limerick, Cardiff, ballast ; Mary Jane, M'Carn, Inverness, Cork, potatoes ; Markland, John, Newport, Cork, coal ; Planter, Corrigan, Newport, Cork, coal.
   Put Back—Flora, for Hull ; and Niord, for Cardiff.
   SAILED—Nimrod steamer.
March 27—Wind, E.
   ARRIVED—Falcon steamer; Thetis, Pook, Shanghai, London, tea—leaky.
   Coals—Jessie, George Laurance, Crocodile, Mary Macklin, Cloughlane.
   SAILED—H.M.S. Hastings and Russel, getting up steam, having received orders to proceed to the Downs.
   THE TREATMENT OF DIARRHEA IN THE CRIMEA.—The following is an extract from a report addressed by Dr. J. R. Taylor, Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals, to Dr. Hall :—“As regards the medicines that have been found most useful, it would appear, by the accompanying reports, that either castor oil, rhubarb, or a mild mercurial, has very generally been administered in the first instance, and counter irritation of the abdomen by hot water, and turpentine in mustard, employed at the same time. Some medical officers, objecting to the ordinary class of astringents as useless or even mischievous, have resulted² to small doses of dilute sulphuric acid, with or without opium. The surgeons of the 14th and 39th Regiments pronounce very favourably of this medicine. Others, however, declare in favour of the various compounds of chalk with aromatics, opium, Dover's powder, with catechu, &c. Quinine appears to be generally resorted to in cases becoming chronic or mixed with fever or following fever, and is used in combination with opium when the diarrhea is merging into dysentery. Mr De Lisle, surgeon to the 4th Regiment, says 'Bottled ale and porter and good fresh meat were the best remedies. Mercurials were better than astringents, and I derived but little assistance from quinine.' In all cases attention to diet and regimen has been regarded as most essential.”—Lancet.
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1 - Other sources identify vessel as the "Enoch Train".
2 - Probably a typo for "resorted".

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