The Cork Examiner, 2 May 1856
   At Glenbrook Terrace, Passage West, this morning, the wife of John Francis Maguire, Esq., M.P., of a daughter.
   On the 2d inst., at 52, Grand Parade, the wife of Thomas Ware Corker, Esq., Solicitor, of a son.
   April 26, the lady of Sir Charles Watson, Bart., of a daughter.
   April 20, at Cloneyhurke House, Portarlington, the wife of H. Warburton, Esq., of a daughter.
   April 27, at 59, Rathmines-road, the wife of George F. Shaw, Esq., F.T.C.D., of a son.
   April 27, at Blackrock House, the wife of Thomas Vance, Esq., of a daughter.
   April 28, at Blakeney-terrace, Sandymount, Mrs. Phayre, of a son.
   April 29, at Kingstown, the wife of D. Webster, Esq., of a daughter.
   April 26, at Brixton Hill, the wife of Edward Deane Freeman, Esq., late of Castle Cor, county Cork, of a son.

   April 26, at St. Thomas's church, Dublin, Frederick Willington, Esq., late 18th Regiment Royal Irish, to Catherine Cambie, only daughter of Mrs. Berry, Lisduane House, county Limerick, and grand-daughter of the late Col. Lane, formerly Governor of St. Helena, and niece of Gen. Sir Burgess Camac.
   Jan. 2, at Woodlands, Melbourne, Victoria, the Hon. Wm. Foster Stawell, Barrister-at-Law, to Mary Frances Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Wm. Pomeroy Greene, of Woodlands, Esq.
   January 9, at Melbourne, Victoria, Richard, son of the late John Snow, Esq., of Larkfield, county Kilkenny, to Lucinda, fourth daughter of the late John Alcock Dixon, Esq., Solicitor of Burnley, Lancashire.
   April 26, at St. George's church, Hanover-square, Col. Goulburn, Grenadier Guards, of Betchworth House, Surrey, to Maria Louisa, daughter of the late Rev. William Tower, of How Hatch, Essex.

   On Thursday, May 1st, at the residence of his brother, Mr. John Ahern, Dominick street, Cork, the Rev. Edward¹ Ahern, R.C.C. Imogeela.
   On the 29th ult., at the residence of the Rev. John Conolly, 24, South Terrace, Isabella, sister of the late Rev. Dr. Quarry.
   At Scotts' Square, Queenstown, on the 27th inst,. [sic] Archibald Strowan, youngest son of Arch. Robertson.
   At Mallow, on the 30th April, aged one year, Robert Justice, only child of Robert Wynne, Esq., Solicitor.
   April 26, at the Cottage, Eyrecourt, Mrs. Maria Eyre, relict of Capt. Robert Eyre, youngest daughter of the Hon. Paul Gore, and niece of the late Earl of Arran.
   April 28, at 46, Lower Mount-street, Dublin, Wm. Webb, Esq.
   April 26, at 31, Leeson-street, Dublin, aged 8 years, Isabella, eldest daughter of George A. Grierson, Esq.
   With regret we have to announce the death of the Hon. Mrs. Ryder Burton. This truly estimable lady expired at her residence in Park-square, on the 26th inst., [sic] from the effects of an accidental fall in the drawing-room. The Hon. Mrs. Ryder Burton was the youngest daughter of the fourteenth Lord Dunsany. By her demise the families of Lord and Lady Dunsany, Lord and Lady Louth, Lord and Lady Trimleston, the Earl and Countess of Fingal, and several other noble families, will be placed in mourning.
   We regret to announce the demise of Elizabeth Lady Dowager Wharncliffe, who died on Wednesday evening, at her house in Lower Grosvenor-street. The deceased, Lady Elizabeth Caroline Mary, was the only daughter of John, first Earl of Erne, by his second marriage with Lady Mary Hervey, daughter of the fourth Earl of Bristol. Her ladyship, who was in her 79th year, married, March 30, 1799, James, first Lord Wharncliffe, grandfather to the present peer, who at his death, in 1845, was Lord Privy Seal in the late Sir Robert Peel's Administration. By her husband she leaves surviving issue the Right Hon. James Stuart Wortley, M.P., the Recorder of London, and the Hon. Caroline, married to the Hon. and Rev. John Chetwynd Talbot, son of the late Earl of Talbot. The health of the deceased lady had been on the decline since the death of her son, the late Lord Wharncliffe, in October last. Numerous families of rank are placed in mourning by her dissolution.

   Mrs. Coppinger, Sandy Hill, begs to acknowledge the receipt of Four Pounds from James Harding, Esq., Cork, to be distributed amongst the poor of Macroom, a bequest of the late Mrs. Harding, of Cork.

   Another change has come over Lord Panmure's mind with respect to disbanding the Militia. A correspondence has taken place upon the subject between the War Office and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. His Excellency was informed that the Government had resolved upon disbanding the English and Scotch regiments of Militia, and Lord Carlisle was asked whether there was, in his opinion, any valid objection to taking a similar course with respect to the Irish Militia, and as the reply, I understand, is to the effect the Irish Government sees no objection, the Irish Militia will, no doubt, be turned adrift to find a livelihood as they best may. It is generally supposed here that the Medical Officers will receive compensation.—Correspondent of the Mail.

A GIRL named Mary Hegarty was brought before the bench last evening, charged with stripping a child a short time before in the neighbourhood of Warren's Place. The child, who is the son of Mr. M'Carthy, Warren's Place, came home crying, and, the robbery having been thus discovered, pursuit was instantly given, and the prisoner was arrested in a pawn office in Paul-street, where she was endeavouring to pledge the coat. Informations were ordered. It was stated that this is the fourth case, in which children have been stripped within the last month.
(Captain POLLOCK and Mr. DONEGAN presiding.)
A MAN named Hickson was sentenced to a month's imprisonment with hard labour, for having assaulted a poor man, Francis Casey, with a candlestick, which the defendant had broken on his head.
   A fashionably-attired young woman named Ellen Graham, was brought before the bench by Head-Constable Porter on a charge of having stolen a silk mantle and a rack from the establishment of Messrs. O'Gilvie & Sutherland, Patrick's Street. The Head-Constable stated that on searching the prisoner, he discovered the property rolled up under her arm. Mr. M'Namara, a clerk in the establishment, stated that the articles had not been paid for by the prisoner. She got the mantle from one of the clerks with a cheque, but she did not present the cheque to the cash-box.
   The case was postponed until further evidence could be obtained.

A MAN named Connor, was brought up at the Police-office last evening, under the following circumstances. It appeared from the statement of Mr. Simpson, that the prisoner went into the establishment of Messrs. Newsom and Son, on Saturday, and enquired what they charged a cwt. for lead, at the same time stating that he had been authorised by Mr. John Daly, to offer 18s. a cwt. for it. This conversation occurred during the absence of Mr. Simpson, and it appeared that the offer made by the prisoner was accepted ; but on his return told him Mr. Daly could not get it for less than twenty shillings, and Connor went ostensibly to enquire whether Mr. Daly would consent to pay the increased price. On his return he stated that Mr. Daly was prepared to pay the twenty shillings, and, while the lead was being packed, the prisoner walked in and out of the place several times. His manner excited suspicion, and a person was directed to watch his movements, but no attempt at dishonesty was observed. The lead was packed, upon which the defendant went away, and directed the bill be sent to Mr. Daly, the lead remaining in the establishment of Messrs. Newsom. On the invoice being presented, Mr. Finn denied that either he or Mr. Daly had ever authorised the prisoner to go to Messrs. Newsom, and offer 20s. a cwt. for lead ; but on further inquiry, it was ascertained that the prisoner had on the same evening, Saturday, sold twenty-five pounds of lead in the establishment of Mr. Daly. It was suggested that the prisoner while assisting in packing the lead contrived to conceal twenty-five pounds of it on his person, inside a loose frock which he wore, and that to afford him the opportunity of doing so, was the motive which led him to concoct the story in reference to Mr. Daly. The prisoner was remanded to this morning.

THE house of Mrs. DOWNING, in the North Main-street, was broken into some time during last night, and five hams, three silver spoons, and some other articles of property carried off. In a few hours after Head-Constable CROWLEY arrested five persons on suspicion in a lane off Baily's lane. The names of the prisoners are Ellen Fitzgerald, Julia Rourke, Bridget Connell, Ellen Bourke, and John Mahony. On entering one of the houses the Head-Constable found Bridget Connell and John Mahony, who live together, enjoying an exceedingly comfortable breakfast, and in the pocket of the female prisoner he found a considerable quantity of silver. The prisoners were all remanded until to-morrow.

EXTRAORDINARY FOWL.—A chicken of the Cochin China species was left at our Office to-day, by a gentleman residing in this city, which exhibits a singular freak of nature. The bird is fully formed, but, where the tail ought to be looked for, a rather imperfectly formed leg, with three claws fully developed, protrudes, thus supplying it with a leg more than the usual complement. The little animal lived for two or three days, but the mal-formation referred to was not observed until after its death.

THE fair held on Tuesday, being the last Tuesday in the month, was the largest and in every way the most satisfactory one held for some time in this neighbourhood—numerous buyers, many from a great distance attending. Milch cows and springers were in great demand and sold from 11 to 15 guineas. Mr. J. Dooling showed a very handsome one priced at £22. Mr. Campbell's lot of stores sold at £12 each, and attracted general attention, great credit being given to him for their forward state at this early season. Two-year olds sold freely from £6 to £8. Yearlings were not well represented ; a few brought £5. Fat sheep from 35s. to 50s. ; Mr. Lucas obtained the latter price. Hoggets from 25s. to 29s. The Pig fair was animated, and all were sold at high prices.

ABOUT one o'clock, yesterday, a woman called at the house of a Mr. Wheeler living on Sullivan's-quay, and desired the servant to present a paper to her mistress, which she called a petition. The servant went up stairs, but, during her absence, the petitioner helped herself to an excellent shawl which lay in the hall, and disappeared without waiting to ascertain the result of her appeal. The petition is signed “John Sullivan,” and as the prisoner is believed to have practised this dodge somewhat successfully through the city, persons should be on their guard against similar applications.
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The Cork Examiner, 19 May 1856
AFTER a protracted and dangerous passage, accomplished in the teeth of the gale of yesterday morning, the Nimrod, Liverpool boat, commanded by Captain HYNES, arrived at Passage last night about eleven o'clock. The cabin passengers were landed at Passage, and the ship remained at the Steam Packet quay until a quarter past four o'clock this morning, when she steamed up to Cork as usual. The crew were preparing to swing the vessel, when an explosion of a dull, heavy character was heard on deck, and immediately a dense cloud of steam arose from the engine-room, spreading along the deck, and enveloping all on board in vapour. It was of course conjectured that some accident of a serious character must have occurred, but nothing could be done towards ascertaining what the nature of that accident was until the steam, which continued to ascend from the engine room in dense volumes, had in some degree cleared away. After the lapse of about five minutes and at imminent peril to their own lives, a number of the crew rushed down into the engine room, where a shocking spectacle was presented. The bodies of those employed in the engineering department of the vessel were found lying in all directions, the sufferers evidently enduring the most excruciating torture. The men were quickly removed on deck, and when a better light enabled the persons assisting to examine the injured men more closely, even their shipmates could scarcely recognise them. The bodies were almost literally flayed, the skin hung in tatters over the face, and in some instances the eyes were completely burned out. A message was immediately despatched to the North Infirmary, and with a promptitude that was highly creditable, Dr. LOUGHEED, the resident surgeon, accompanied by his resident pupil, Mr. RICE, was in attendance. Every means that medical skill could suggest were immediately applied to lessen the torture of the unhappy sufferers ; after which stretchers were obtained, and the bodies of the two were removed to the Bridewell, while four more were conveyed to the North Infirmary. In about three quarters of an hour after their admission into the hospital, two of these men had died, while of the remaining two, one remained conscious for some time after his admission, but a few hours after terminated their sufferings.
   The names of those killed are—
   HUGH CONOLLY, Chief Engineer, single man, a native of the North of Ireland.
   ARCHIBALD SMITH, engineer, married, leaving a wife and two children.
   JOHN DRISCOLL, stoker, married.
   FRANCIS KAVANAGH, stoker, a native of Dublin, leaving a wife and six children.
   TIMOTHY MEANY, stoker, a married man, leaving a wife and family.
   CHARLES LOGAN, stoker.
   It is a somewhat curious fact that the man who appeared the most severely injured was the only one who retained anything like consciousness after the bodies were removed from the engine-room. On searching the engine-room, it was discovered that the boiler had exploded somewhat near what may be described as one of the angles, and singularly enough the rent runs along the part that is firmly rivetted, and generally considered the strongest portion of the boiler. The cause which immediately led to this melancholy accident cannot at present be exactly ascertained, as those who perhaps might be able to afford some information on the subject have been its victims. It has been arranged that an inquest will be held at three o'clock at the Bridewell, before Mr. JONES.
   The Royal Mail Steamer Arabia, Capt. Stone, arrived in the Mersey this morning at 8 o'clock. She brings 142 passengers and £190,570 in specie. The dates are—Boston 7th and Halifax 9th inst.

WE find the following in the Irish News, published in New York, Saturday, April 25th. Our local readers remember that Mrs. LUBY was a very successful teacher of dancing in this city :—
   “We have received an invitation for Mrs. LUBY'S lecture on the 'Dances of all Nations,' which that lady will deliver at the Stuyvesant Institute on the 29th inst. There is every reason to expect that the lecturer will defend the 'light fantastic toe' with congenial wit and grace. In her friendly note, Mrs. L. says “It is, perhaps, no harm to show the glorious nation we live amongst, that Irish people are not only able to dance, but also to give sound reasons for so doing.”

   Notwithstanding the heavy showers which fell at intervals throughout Sunday afternoon, there were numbers of people very respectable in their dress and manners attended in Kensington Gardens and Regent's Park. They were considerably annoyed by the presence of an unusual number of “roughs” of the lowest order, carrying sticks, and evidently bent on mischief. On seeing the state of affairs the well-behaved portion of the crowd dispersed, and the rest, after breaking a few branches off the trees, followed their example.

A FATAL accident occurred yesterday, resulting in the death of an elderly lady of respectability. Miss ANN NEWSOM while walking in Great George's-street, about mid-day, after leaving the Friends' Meeting House, by some mischance fell to the ground with considerable violence. It is supposed that she must have received some internal injury from the shock, as, notwithstanding prompt medical aid, she died somewhat unexpectedly about half-past eight o'clock last evening. It is conjectured that her fall was caused by some of the numerous, apparently trifling, but in reality serious, sources of danger, such as orange peels, &c., which lie scattered about the streets, but there is no certainty on this head, as the poor lady herself could not afford any information on the subject.

KILNER BRAZIER, Esq., of Ballyellis, has most kindly given permission to the Southern Coursing Club to hold a meeting on his extensive preserves at Fiddane, quite close to the town of Mallow. The grounds, which are abundantly supplied with hares, are most favourable for coursing, and also for seeing the sport, for whichever way the hare and dogs run they cannot be lost sight of. The 10 o'clock morning train to Mallow, and the return evening train will be most convenient for gentlemen going from Cork, and cars will be in readiness to convey them to the ground. Next Wednesday will be the day, when first-rate sport may be expected.
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The Cork Examiner, 21 May 1856
NELSON, a very Powerful and Beautiful Grey Clydesdale Stallion, will serve Mares for the ensuing Season, at RAM HILL FARM, within 1 Mile of Midleton, at £1 a Mare, and 2s. 6d. to the Groom.

May 19—Wind S.W.
   ARRIVEDSabrina, Nimrod, and Preussischer Adler steamers ; Basileia, Roberts, [illegible], orders, guano ; Thetis, Mappelder, Montivide, orders, bone ash ; Norman, Morrison, Liverpool, Canada, for troops.
   SAILEDMaid of Erin, Cole, Newport, pitwood ; Albert, Denvein, Barbadoes, ballast ; Hotspur Parcell, Cardiff, ballast ; Spittle Lass, Sullivan, Youghal, wheat and maize ; Dunrobin Castle, Gibbon, London, guano.

(Messrs. W. M. DREW and T. H. TARRANT Presiding.)
Robinson v. The Messrs. Scott & Co.
   This was a claim for £27 10s., amount of wages alleged to be due by the defendants to the plaintiff for his services on board a vessel belonging to them, as ordinary seaman.
   Mr. H. B. Julian appeared for the complainant, and Mr. H. B. O'Brien, for the defendants.
   Mr. Julian stated the case. The complainant was Mr. Richard Boyle Robinson, son of Lieut. Robinson, of the West Cork Militia, and the defendants were the Messrs. Scott, well known to the bench, and gentlemen of position and station in Queenstown. He was sure, however, that the fact of their being well-known would not influence the bench in their decision, unless it influenced them in this respect, that they would desire to give the complainant the benefit of any feelings of they may have one way or the other. The complainant was a young gentleman, who, along with a great many others in his position, thought, some time since, that he could not do better than go to Australia to seek his fortune, it being the general impression that a person had only to go to that country, to make one (laughter). Mr. Boyle accordingly took a passage in a vessel called “The Blanche,” the property of Messrs. Scott. It was in the same vessel, he (Mr. Julian) believed, the complainant subsequently came home. On arriving in Australia he found that a fortune was not so easily acquired as he imagined. He unhappily met with some sharpers, who are more numerous in Melbourne than any where else, and, instead of making a fortune, he lost that which he brought out with him (laughter). He lost his clothes, his money, and everything of value. He was almost left destitute, and, in consequence, was obliged to engage himself to perform the duties of a mariner in coming back to this country. Of course, he (Mr. Julian) need scarcely say that without any means or some mode of pushing him on in the world, there was no use in remaining in Australia. It so happened that the same vessel which took him out was in the port of Melbourne at this time, and, being short-handed—as every vessel arriving in Melbourne is, in consequence of the men running off to the diggings—and the Captain knowing that Mr. Robinson was an intelligent young gentleman and had a great knowledge of of shipping, from yachting, &c., whilst at home, thought him a very desirable person, whose services to secure, and, as he (Mr. Julian) was instructed, entered into a distinct and solemn engagement with him to let him come home as a seaman in his vessel and to pay him for his services on board. There was no particular sum mentioned in the engagement, but that he should be paid as an ordinary seaman, not having been competent to perform the duties of an able seaman. The complainant asked the captain if it was necessary for him to go before the shipping master in order to complete the agreement. “Oh no,” replied the captain, “do not mind that,” and he then gave him £1 by way of ratifying the contract. The complainant went on board, immediately commenced doing the duties of an ordinary seaman, and continued so during the passage over. He was put to the dirtiest work—in fact nothing was too bad or too dirty to give him to do—he was put to tarring of the rigging—work, which he (Mr. Julian) need not say, the young gentleman was never accustomed to—he was obliged to take his watch in turn, to mess with the seamen and sleep in the forecastle, and was also put to the wheel, which work the captain knew Mr. Robinson was competent to perform, for he had often taken it on the voyage out by way of amusement.
   After leaving Melbourne the “Blanche” put into Callao, and the captain of the “British Empire,” which was lying in that port at the time, not having a sufficient number of hands on board, actually offered the complainant the enormous wages of £8 a month if he would go on board his vessel ; but, though Mr. Boyle [Robinson] had not signed the articles, and could not, in consequence, if he had accepted the offer, be considered a deserter, still he thought himself in honour bound to reject the proposal ; he remained on board the “Blanche,” and worked home for an ordinary seaman's wages. The usual wages given to an ordinary seaman are £4 per month, but the complainant only demanded £3. Shortly after the arrival of the vessel in Queenstown the captain was discharged, the Messrs. Scott having considered the working expenses too heavy. The vessel remained in Queenstown during a fortnight, and it so happened that during this time the complainant, whose family were residing in Cork, desired to see them, but he could not leave his vessel without the permission of the mate. He asked for that permission on a Saturday and was granted it on condition that he would return the following Monday morning. Some two or three days subsequent a second captain was got on board, and the vessel proceeded to Dundee, the complainant still remaining on board and working as one of the crew. On arrival at Dundee, after the cargo with which she was laden had been discharged, the crew, including the complainant, were dismissed. One would suppose that at all events, when they threw the complainant adrift in such a strange place, some proper provision would have been made for him, but there was none, and it was only the agent of the Messrs. Scott, who advanced him a couple of pounds which enabled him to come home. From the character of Messrs. Scott, he (Mr. J.) thought the complainant had only to ask for his wages when they would be instantly given him, but it was otherwise. The Messrs. Scott endeavoured by hook or by crook, per fas aut nefas, to avoid paying him.
   The captain was applied to for the certificate of discharge, and his excuse for not giving it was that, under the shipping act, it was requisite that the discharge should be given on a printed form, which he could not obtain until he came to Cork. The captain admitted to the father of the complainant that his son had come over in the vessel in the capacity of an ordinary seaman, and that he was exceedingly quiet and obedient. He also stated that if he (the captain) had been sent in command of the vessel to Dundee he would have paid him his wages. He (Mr. Julian) did not think that the defendants would take advantage of the fact of the articles not having been signed. If they did the complainant had the power of prosecuting the captain under the authority of the shipping act, for not signing them, notwithstanding that he had been asked to do so, but he came into court not to seek a penalty but his just wages. He claimed £27 10s., giving credit for the £2 given him at Dundee by the defendant's agent, and the £1 by the captain in Australia. He could, if he wished, claim double pay for the delay in payment of his wages. He (Mr. Julian) would now prove those facts and he anticipated from the bench a decree for the full claim even though it was against Messrs. Scott.
   Mr. Drew—We cannot think the Messrs. Scott would refuse to pay him if they considered his claim just.
   Mr. O'Brien—Certainly not, your Worship. The facts of the case are :—The young man went out in the “Blanche,” and some time after his arrival in Melbourne the Captain met him in the streets in a distressed condition. He told the Captain that if he would permit him to work his passage home—
   Mr. Julian—Do you controvert my facts?
   Mr. O'Brien—I did not interrupt you in your statement. We deny that we ever employed him.
   The complainant was then cross-examined by Mr. Julian—Sailed in the Blanche for Australia as a first-class passenger, paying £27 10s. for my passage ; had a knowledge of nautical matters, having been frequently yachting when at home ; occasionally on the way out took the wheel from Captain Malone with his sanction ; the Captain had many opportunities of knowing my capabilities ; about a fortnight after my arrival in Melbourne I was robbed of my clothes and money ; subsequently met Captain Malone at a hotel, and he asked me if I would return in his vessel as an ordinary seaman ; I replied that I would, and the Captain then gave me a pound ; I asked if there were any occasion to go to the shipping-office, and he said “Oh, never mind it ;” he told me that I should receive the wages of an ordinary seaman, the ordinary rate of wages being £4 per month.
   Mr. Drew—What was the payment of an ordinary seaman on board the “Blanche?”
   Mr. Julian—He was the only sailor of that class on board the “Blanche.”
   Examination continued—During the fortnight the vessel remained in Melbourne performed the duties connected with my situation on board ; my joining helped to make up the number, the vessel being previously short-handed ; if she were insured she could not leave whilst in that condition ; when the vessel arrived at Callao was offered by Captain Vaughan, of the British Empire, £8 if I would leave the “Blanche” and go on board his vessel ; refused to accept his offer, considering myself bound, as I had given my word, to remain with the “Blanche” ; the “Blanche” next proceeded to Queenstown, where she remained for fourteen days, and during that period the Messrs. Scott had many opportunities of ascertaining if I were on board ; whilst in Queenstown asked the mate if I could go see my friends in Cork and was permitted to do so, but had strict injunctions to be on board the following Monday ; the vessel sailed for Dundee, where the crew were discharged ; went to Mr. Fife, the agent of Messrs. Scott, and demanded my wages ; Mr. Fife said that he could not give them as he did not find my name upon the book ; he gave me, however, £2 to bring me home.
   To Mr. Tarrant—Mr. Fife did not say that he had any instructions to give me the £2?
   To Mr. Julian—The Messrs. Scott when asked refused to pay ; they said they knew nothing about her, meaning the “Blanche” ; complainant's father made a demand for his wages but was refused.
   Mr. Julian—Certainly heretofore I thought the Messrs. Scott were honourable men.
   Mr. O'Brien—And are so still.
   Mr. Julian—Well, perhaps so.
   The witness was then cross-examined by Mr. O'Brien—Met Capt. Malone in Melbourne about five weeks after my arrival there ; did not tell him whether I had made my fortune or had been successful at the digging, or the reverse ; had the same appearance then that I have now, in fact, a better ; did not tell the captain that I was starving, and that I would work my passage home ; the first words he uttered were whether I would go as an ordinary seaman with him ; at Dundee all the sailors who were discharged, with the exception of myself, were paid their wages ; do not know why I was not paid.
   Mr. Julian—That is the very thing we want to know.
   Lieut. Robinson, the father of the complainant, was then examined by Mr. Julian, and stated that he applied to the Messrs. Scott for his son's wages ; Mr. Philip Scott was very domineering, because he said he had received a lawyer's letter ; told them that if they had not thrown complainant ashore at Dundee in the manner they had, he would care but very little for the wages ; the answer of Mr. P. Scott was that he knew nothing about the matter, and that if the captain had registered the complainant at nominal wages they would have escaped the claim ; in a conversation between Capt. Malone and plaintiff, at which witness was present, the captain said “Did I not tell you often that I would get you £2 to £3 a month, and if I went to Dundee there would have been none of this.”
   Mr. O'Brien said that he had no question to ask the witness. He (Mr. O'Brien) appeared for the defendants, who never heard anything of the complainant, or the circumstances under which he was brought home until they received a letter from their agent at Dundee to the effect, that when the crew were brought before the shipping master, a person appeared whose name was not on the articles, and whom, consequently, they could not pay. On receipt of this letter the Messrs. Scott made enquiries as to who this person was, and they, for the first time, learned from the captain that he met the complainant starving on the streets of Melbourne, that through commiseration for his distressed condition, he permitted him to go on board. Under those circumstances the Messrs. Scott did not consider that they were to be turned round upon and asked for wages by the complainant for his services as a seaman, in addition to the remuneration which they gave him in permitting him to work his passage over in the vessel, and in giving him a diet for which he paid when going out £27 10s.
   Mr. Julian—He went out as a gentleman, and came home as a seaman.
   Mr. O'Brien—If this man had been really a seaman, and had signed the articles, this case would not have been brought into a court ; and in consequence of the articles not having been signed, I would now ask to have the case dismissed. There is a precedent afforded in a case similar to this which had been tried some time since, in which the bench decided for the master. It was that of Jones v. Robinson.
   Mr. Julian—Was Brown in it—Brown, Jones, and Robinson (laughter).
   Captain Malone, having been sent for, stated in answer to Mr. Drew that when he met Mr. Robinson in Melbourne, that gentleman told him that he had eaten nothing that day or the previous ; witness desired him to go on board ; there was no understanding as to wages, but told him that he would try to do something for him when the vessel would reach Queenstown. [The witness corroborated the evidence as to plaintiff's competency and his seamanlike duties on board.]
   Mr. Julian re-examined the plaintiff, who stated that the Captain distinctly offered to pay him seaman's wages.
   Mr. Julian (to Captain Malone)—Is that a fact?
   Captain Malone—I do not recollect having said so.
   Examination continued—Gave him £1 in Melbourne ; did not say before the plaintiff's father that he had promised to give him £3 a month ; might have told the father that he would have paid the young man had he (witness) gone to Dundee in the vessel ; did not recollect saying it ; the complement of the “Blanch,” having regard to insurance, was 16 men, ; did not think they had more than 16 men, including the plaintiff ; five men had left the ship in Melbourne, and he engaged five more there, including the plaintiff ; did not think the plaintiff was spared in doing the work of the ship ; would not give him a discharge ; is positive he did not. [Mr. Julian then read the following letter, which the witness acknowledged to be in his handwriting:]
Queenstown, May 12th, 1856.    
    DEAR SIR.—I received your note on the 10th yesterday, and would feel pleasure in sending you Richard's certificate of service as promised, but on enquiry I find that I must get a printed form at the Cork Sailors' Home, signed by the shipping master. The Messrs. Scott say they will make me pay the wages, &c. I expect to be in Cork in a day or two, when I will call on you—I remain, dear Sir, yours truly,
R. S. MALONE    
   To Mr. O'Brien—The plaintiff did not ask him to go before the shipping master.
   Lieut. Robinson re-examined—Captain Malone said to my son in my own parlour “Did I not promise you, Richard, on the voyage, from £2 10s. to £3 a month ? and if I had gone to Dundee I would have got it for you ;” my son then stated the terms of the bargain he had made in Melbourne, to get ordinary seaman's wages, and Captain Malone did not contradict it. Captain Malone seemed anxious to render every assistance he could to my son in getting his wages at the time, and he offered me, this day fortnight, at the head of George's-street, an order on the Messrs. Scott for £15, to drop the transaction.
   Mr. Julian—Perhaps that is not all true, Captain?
   Captain Malone—I have not contradicted anything.
   Mr. Drew then said (addressing the plaintiff)—The magistrates are of opinion that you are entitled to your wages as an ordinary seaman, as they have no reason to doubt your evidence, and they are quite satisfied that you have earnestly stated the terms of the agreement in Melbourne. Your conduct, I think, was highly creditable all through, particularly at Callao, where, having no distinct engagement they could appeal to, you refused to leave the vessel, although you were offered £8 a month, because you felt yourself bound in honour to your engagement. You did your work like one of the crew, and lived in the forecastle. In every respect you conducted yourself properly as an ordinary seaman, and if you were not in the articles, that is not your fault, but that of the captain ; and you are not to suffer for his neglect. There is no doubt that you are fully entitled to your wages, and we therefore give a decree for £27 10s., the amount claimed, and one guinea costs, besides the costs of court.
   Mr. O'Brien—It appears from this investigation that there are two stories. We were told one, and another has been told here. No doubt if he was reported to us as an ordinary seaman, he would have been paid his wages.
   Mr. Julian—I am sure the Messrs. Scott did not enquire into the facts.
   Mr. O'Brien—They did, and they have been informed as I have said.
   The proceedings then terminated.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 23 May 1856
(Before Captain POLLOCK, Mr. MORROGH, and Mr. BESNARD.)
A YOUNG boy named Jeremiah Keleher was charged with the above offence, and sentenced to one weeks' imprisonment or a fine of 5s.
   Head Constable Mackle, of Fermoy, brought up two women, named Mary Quirk and Johanna Quirk, on suspicion of having stolen a quantity of plate. The Head-Constable stated that the property had been offered for sale in Fermoy by another party, who is at present in custody.
   Mr. Morrogh—Was the plate stolen from Cork?
   Head-Constable—That is what we want to know. It appears that the house of Mrs. Verling, of Queenstown, was broken into some time since, and a large quantity of plate taken from it, and it might have been stolen from her.
   On the application of Head-Constable Mackle the prisoners were remanded for eight days, in order to afford time to have further information obtained.
(Before Messrs. MORROGH, SHEA and BESNARD.)
   Constable Carey charged two well-known pickpockets named David Ahern and Pat. Donovan with suspicion of having committed a robbery. The constable stated that he found a sum of money in the possession of one of the prisoners, and a coat in that of the other, for which they were unable to account.
   They were remanded.
   A woman named Catherine Foley was also remanded on suspicion of having stolen a quantity of cotton, which the constable by whom she was arrested discovered her in the act of pledging, and the possession of which she was unable to account for.
   Two women of the town named Margaret M'Mahon and Margaret Swan were sentenced to a week's imprisonment with hard labour for disorderly conduct in the streets the previous night.

CAUTION TO CARMEN.—Ahearne, inspector of hackney cars, brought before the magistrates the following car owners for breaches of the act relating to hackney carriages—John Carroll, owner of car No. 232, for having his car papered instead of lined—fined 5s. and costs. Thos. Fitzgerald, 256, convicted in a like penalty for having the wheel and shafts of his car in an unsafe condition. John Condon, 139, having the spring broken, 2s. 6d. and costs. Ahearne also charged Denis Murphy, driver of car No. 54, with having been fighting the preceding evening on Lavitt's-quay. The defendant was fined 1s. 0d. and costs.

   MR. KEYES, Veterinary Surgeon, will attend professionally on every THURSDAY, at MITCHELSTOWN, where he may be consulted on the nature and treatment of the Diseases of the Horse, Cow, &c.
   Livery Stables, Kingston Arms' Hotel,
         Mitchelstown, 14th May.

THE BANK HOLIDAY.—The customary holiday allowed to the employes of the different banks in the city on the occasion of the Queen's birth-day, which occurs to- morrow, has, we understand, been abolished.
CHILD DESERTION.—About ten o'clock last night a female child was discovered by Constable Conroy, of the Borough Police, at the doorway of the Old Church in Friary Lane. The child, it appears, was most comfortably dressed in swanskin, and seemed to belong to respectable people. The Constable handed over to the parish nurse.
THE City of Cork Artillery proceeded from Ballincollig this day, under the command of Lieut. Col. Wood, to Cork Barracks, to make room for the 13th Light Dragoons, who are expected to arrive immediately from the Crimea. The regiment numbers 14 officers and 252 men.
   The Leitrim Rifles are expected to be removed this day to the Curragh.
   A draft of the 18th regiment of foot, consisting of 140 men, embarked on board the “Norman Morrison,” en route to Quebec. The draft was under the command of Captain C. Grant.

May 21—Wind S.W.
   ARRIVEDSt. Michael, Curtain, Limerick, Cork, ballast ; Mary Dixon, Jones, Cardiff, Cork, iron ; Brick, Meagan, Youghal, Cork, brick ; Herald, Durham, Inverness, Cork, potatoes ; Thikla, Schmidt, Hagendefeldt, Maraicabo, divi divi ; Shooting Star, Merriman, Matanzas, orders, molasses ; May, Millard, Buenos Ayres, orders, hides ; Vanguard steamer.
   Coals—Urania, Hudson, Jessie, and Petrel.
   SAILEDCollina, Parkins, Quebec, ballast ; Sabrina steamer.
May 21—Wind S.S.E.
   ARRIVED—H.M. steamers Tartar and Cossack ; Arabistan, Mansfield, Caiffa, Cork, wheat ; New Friendship, Pierce, Bristol, Cork, staves ; Diament, Bremen barque, Barque, Alexandria, orders ; Juverna and Falcon steamers.
   SAILEDSir James Ross, Stephens, Liverpool, sugar ; Le Emelie, Mauffrett, Liverpool, flour ; May, Millard, Liverpool, hides ; Shooting Star, Merriman, Greenock, molasses ; Vanguard steamer ; Need, Moon, Plymouth, oats ; Superior, Davis, Carnarvon, ballast ; Raglan, Edwards, Newport, ballast ; Reindahos, Azores, Demedros, St. Michael's, general ; Sir Richard Jackson, Gibbs, London, guano ; Pearl, Carroll, Liverpool, powder ; Norman Morison, Orchard, Quebec, troops.
By Magnetic Telegraph—This Day.
Wind E.S.E., fresh breeze, cloudy.
   Arrived—David G. Fleming, Cruikshank, Callao ; Neptune, Langsworthy, Corfu, for Cork ; Amanda, Perkins, Syra.
   Off yesterday and proceeded—Indian Queen, Jobson, Hobartown, for Liverpool.
   Sailed—Theckla, Schmidt, Hagenfield, Liverpool ; Thetis, Meppelda, London Bittern and Juverna steamers.

   MOATE, MAY 21.—There was an investigation to day before Messrs. Cronin and Singleton, R.M. Mr. Julian was in attendance on the part of the crown. Campbell and Maguire, the two tenants who have been in custody for some time past, were discharged, there being no evidence to connect them with the murder. There was also in custody a man named Kelly, from Ballymore (about four miles off). He was brought here to day from Mullingar jail, and was also discharged. The only person now remaining in custody is Bannon, who, it will be remembered, was committed with Mr. Strevens. Campbell and Maguire are married to two sisters, and are both tenants on the Ballinderry property ; one holds about twenty acres and the other about nine. There are but nine tenants on all this property, and altogether they do not hold more than eighty acres of it.—Freeman.
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