The Cork Examiner, 7 November 1856
POLICE OFFICE—YESTERDAY
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(Before Sir WM. HACKETT and Mr. DONEGAN.)
   Bridget Mahony, a wild-looking creature, was charged with having broken the window of Mr. Corkery's public house, Dominick Street.
   Head-Constable Porter stated that the prisoner was so violent when arrested that she had to be tied to the car which brought her to the Bridewell.
   She was directed to find bail in two sureties of 5 each or be imprisoned for two months.
   George Fitzgerald, a powerful looking man was charged with having attempted to break the window of Mr. Taite's, jeweller, Patrick Street. The Constable who arrested him stated that he saw the prisoner deliberately beat the window with his hand.
   In answer to the bench, the prisoner stated that he was a native of Waterford and had been a sailor twenty years. He was not in his proper senses when he attempted to break the window, having been fasting for the three days previous.
   The bench dismissed the prisoner and directed Mr. Rice to send him to Waterford.
   Two women of the town were charged with having been disorderly the previous evening on the Middle Road.
   Mr. Donegan called attention to the state of the locality in question, the scenes in some of the private passages of which between the women and military were most scandalous.
   Head-Constable Roe said that the military were a class of people with whom it was rather dangerous to have the police meddle.
   Mr. Donegan—I walk by this place very often, and I assure you I have never seen a policeman there.
   Head-Constable Roe said that almost every morning there were seven or eight of the women frequenting that place brought before the bench. The Bench had now before them two. He need not tell them, however, that if the police interfered with the military serious consequences would result.
   The Bench sentenced the prisoners to fourteen days' imprisonment.
   John M'Namara, Julia Burke, John Walsh, and Ellen Brien were charged by Sub-Constable Connolly with having on the 1st November stolen a large quantity of silk screen, sugar and coffee, the property of Mr. Smith, of Mallow.
   The Sub-Constable stated that the articles mentioned were in a car belonging to Mr. Smith, and it was during the absence of the driver that the robbery was committed. He searched the residence of the prisoners, and in a bundle of straw he found the stolen articles, together with four new brushes.
   Head-Constable Porter said that the silk was of a rare description, and was purchased in France for 20.
   Informations were ordered.
   Informations were also ordered against David M'Namara and David Ahearne, on a charge preferred against them by Sub-Constable Connolly, of having stolen a large quantity of clothes from a washerwoman named Mahony.
THIS DAY
(Before Mr. DONEGAN and Sir W. HACKETT.)
   James M'Carthy, an old man, was charged with being drunk.
   Prisoner—Your worships, I am a veteran, and am in the habit of taking a drain when I get my month's pension (laughter). I served in the Indies in defence of my king and country. I served in the reign of George the Third, George the Fourth, William the Fourth, and her present majesty, and therefore I hope your worships will forgive me.
   Sir W. Hackett—Well don't get drunk again.
   The prisoner was discharged.
   Anne Hunt, for being drunk and disorderly was sentenced to 28 days' imprisonment.

BOROUGH SESSIONS—YESTERDAY.
(Before the RECORDER.)
Cummins v. Herbert
THIS was an action brought by Dr. Cummins, to recover 15, for vaccinating 15 pupils of the defendant who is principal of a seminary on the Lower Glanmire-road, known as “the Select School.” The defence was that Dr. Cummins had on one occasion accepted a guinea, without making any objection to the smallness of the amount, and this the defendant contended was an acceptance of that amount as payment. It was also urged that the claim was excessive, as he had paid but a few visits, and was engaged but an hour on each occasion.
   A decree was granted for 10.
   For the plaintiff, Mr. O'Hea ; for the defendant, Messrs. W. V. Gregg, and W. Parker.

   Lord Fermoy had been on a visit these last few days at the hospitable mansion of John Kelly, Esq., Limerick.
AWFUL AND FATAL ACCIDENT.
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   On Wednesday, shortly after 11 o'clock, an awful and fatal accident, involving loss of one life, and more than probably that of another, took place in Beresford-street, Waterford. Two new houses are being built next to Mr. Roche's public house, nearly opposite the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. John's, the brickwork of which has been recently finished, and the rafters of the roof put on. This morning it was being slated by a man named Kearney, who had, as his helper, a labouring man named Edmond Power. A scaffold was erected close to the end of the house, the planks of which rested, in the centre, on an iron wall-hook driven into the brick work which, not being seasoned, is supposed to have caused the fatal accident. There was rather an unusual crowd about the locality at the time as a funeral was passing by, and on a sudden the people were startled by a loud crash coming from this building, and looking in the direction, they saw the scaffolding with the two hapless men coming to the ground. Melancholy to relate, Kearney was killed almost instantaneously, the other man still breathed, although scarcely in a perceptible manner. The dead body of Kearney was conveyed to his friends' house, in Stephen-street, there to await an inquest. Power has died of his injuries.—Waterford Mail.

CASTLETOWN BEREHAVEN, 4TH NOVEMBER.—A melancholy circumstance took place here on the evening of Sunday last. A poor woman, the wife of a farmer named Trokerry, while crossing the Cloghane river, some four or five miles to the west of the town, was swept away, the river being very much flooded at the time, owing to the heavy rains which had previously fallen. Her remains were discovered far down the stream, frightfully mutilated. She leaves after her a large and helpless family. Is is somewhat remarkable that the son and nephew of this poor woman met their death in a similar manner, exactly in the very same place about 12 months since. What renders the circumstances doubly painful and makes their public mention a matter of humanity is, that they would have been altogether avoided had not an unwise and niggardly economy stepped in to prevent the building of a bridge over this river. To more than those above alluded to has this river been fatal, and no wonder, as it runs right across the main and only road leading through the greater part of an extensive and populous parish—Kilnamanagh. Two thousand persons at the least have to wade, as best they may, across this river to and from fair and market, with their effects, yet are they denied the ordinary convenience of a bridge, notwithstanding that the river is proverbially dangerous, owing to the rapidity with which it becomes flooded. Presentments have been put in for the building of a bridge, no later even than the last Glengarriffe Road Sessions, at which it was passed, but the Solons of the grand jury uniformly refuse their sanction. The expenditure involved is not perhaps more than 40, yet it is not improbable that other victims will be numbered ere the jury bring themselves to allow it, though Goodness knows, they have been lavish enough in other particulars, where neither public convenience nor human life were questions at issue.

AN inquest was held at Millstreet on Wednesday, on the body of Buckley, whose death by violence we recorded in our last impression. Mr. Coroner Jones (Mallow), and Denis M'Carthy, J.P., Rathroe, presided. A verdict of manslaughter was returned against Timothy M'Carthy. The prisoner was forwarded to the county gaol by an escort of police under Head Constable Shrein.
   REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF BREAD.—On Tuesday there was a reduction of one halfpenny in the price of the 4lb. loaf of bread in the districts south of the Thames, and the eastern parts of the metropolis, the charge now being 7d. household, and 8d. for the best bread— some bakers selling at 6d. th 4lb., weighed on delivery. In the northern districts the reduction was only partial ; whilst in the central and western parts of London, bakers maintained the previous rates. —Morning Herald.
   CONVERSIONS.—The Univers mentions the reception into the church of Mr. Clutton, a distinguished architect of London. Mr. Clutton was received by Dr. Manning, and has since, with other converts, been confirmed by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. Mr. Clutton gained the first prize for the construction of the Church of the Notre de la Treilla, at Lille, a short time ago, but owing to his being an Englishman, the work was afterwards transferred to the French architect.
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The Cork Examiner, 19 November, 1856
AMERICA
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   A young lady named Blanchard had been killed, and several persons scalded, by an explosion on board of the steamer Bay State, from New York to Fall River.
   At South Acton, Massachusetts, a powder mill had exploded and killed two men. The explosion was heard at a great distance, and was supposed to be the shock of an earthquake.
   The screw-steamship Canadian, from Liverpool, arrived at Quebec on the 3rd inst. ; and the Royal Mail steamship Canada arrived at Halifax on the 5th. A letter from Mexico, of October 19, reports that the town of La Paz, Lower California, had been almost totally destroyed by a hurricane on the 16th. All the vessels lying in the harbour at the time were driven ashore and wrecked ; few lives were lost. The wind was accompanied by heavy rain, and lasted thirty hours, blowing during that time from all points of the compass. The houses spared by the wind were swept away by the tide.
   LIVERPOOL, TUESDAY—THREE O'CLOCK.—Up to this time nothing has been heard of the James Baines.

BIRTHS.
   Nov. 12, at Dangan-house, county Roscommon, the wife of Mathew Hanley, Esq., of a son and daughter.
   Nov. 14, at New Ross, the lady of Henry G. Hinson, Solicitor, of a daughter.
   At Edge-lane Hall, near Liverpool, the wife of Major C. T. Franklin, Royal Artillery, of a daughter.

MARRIAGES.
   On the 27th of October, at the Cathedral of Trieste, by the Lord Bishop, Signor Francisco Moy, of Piacenza, to Georgina Sophia, sixth and youngest daughter of the late George Swayne, Esq., of Midleton, in this county.
   Nov. 15, at St. Michael's Church, Limerick, George Lewis White, Esq., 55th Regt., second son of C. J. White, Esq., late Captain 25th Regt., to Frances, only daughter of the late Lieut. Whitcomb, R.N., Miltown Malbay, county Clare.

DEATHS.
   Nov. 12, at Thirkleby-park, Elinor Augusta, infant daughter of Sir. Wm. Payne Gallwey, Bart., M.P.
   Nov. 10, in the 70th year of his age, George Crowe Hodges, Esq., of Williamsfort, county Clare.
   Nov. 12, at Pau, aged 19, Nicholas, third son of the late Nicholas Devereaux, Esq., Wexford.
   Nov. 13, at Malesworth [sic] street, Dublin, George Melvin, Esq., in his 80th year.
   Nov. 15, at Clonfert, county Kildare, after a very long illness, Alicia, the beloved wife of Stephen Whittle, Esq., aged 28 years.
   November 15, at Molesworth-street, Rosa, infant daughter of Dr. hardy.
   Nov. 14, at Cabra-parade, of Scarlatina, Jane Frances, the beloved wife of Charles Collins, Esq.
   On the 15th instant, at Clermont, county Wicklow, the residence of her father, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of John J. A. Leonard, Esq., J.P.
   On the 15th inst., of paralysis, Edmond T. Wrigley, Esq., late Sub-Agent of the Bank of Ireland, Drogheda.
   On the 16th inst., at 15, Upper Baggot-street, Dublin, after a few days' illness, and the premature confinement of a son, who only lived one day, Sarah Eleanor, the beloved wife of William Smyth, Esq., and only child of Dr. Charles Butler, of Abbeyview, county Dublin.
   On the 17th inst., Patrick Boylan, Esq., at Highfield Lodge, Rathgar, son of the late Patrick Boylan, Esq., of 102, Grafton-street.
SHIP NEWS—QUEENSTOWN.
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November 17—Wind calm and fine.
   ARRIVEDSusanna, Davis, Tralee, Cork, barley ; Hamoaze, Dockyard lighter ; Ellen Calnan, Jeffers, Newport, Cork, Coals ; Dominica, Murphy, St. John's, N.B., timber and deals ; Gratitude, Wilson, Odessa, orders, wheat ; P. E. Segrandi, London ; Cormorant steamer.
   SAILEDHawke, Gaine, Liverpool, deals ; Carleton, Till, Liverpool, barley ; Rose, Shanahan, Berehaven, general ; Caroline, Daly, Cork, Newport, ballast ; Perilla, Shea, do. ; Hudson, Shea, do. ; Royal Arthur, Hobb, London, wheat.
November 18—Wind N.W.
   ARRIVED—Nil.
   SAILEDSabrina steamer.
By Magnetic Telegraph—This Day.
Wind W.N.W., moderate, fine.
   ARRIVEDVillage Girl, Wooff, Alexandria.
   SAILEDFanny Nicholson, Mathews, Moulmein ; Native Lass, Stephenson, St. Paul's de Soando ; Jantina, Eafling, Plymouth ; Harold, Docheon, Cardiff.

   SHOOTING AT A GIRL.—A young gentleman named William Randal Vaughan was charged at the College-street police station, on Monday night, with firing off a pistol at Elizabeth Kelsoe, an unfortunate female, whereby she sustained some injury to the face. It appears that the accused and the woman Kelsoe entered an oyster shop, situated at No. 9, Hawkins'-street, Dublin, and kept by a man named M'Nulty. M'Nulty has a small room leading out of the shop, for the accomodation of his customers, and here they sat down together, no other person being present at the time. Some little time only had elapsed when words of altercation ensued, and were speedily followed by the report of a pistol. One or two persons immediately rushed into the room, when the girl stated that she had been fired at in the face by Mr. Vaughan, and pointed to her cheek, which exhibited several flesh marks, but no serious wounds. Intelligence of the event having been conveyed to the College-street Station, Inspector Lowry at once proceeded to the spot and took the accused into custody. The girl was taken in a cab to Mercer's Hospital, where such attention as she needed was paid on the instant. Mr. Vaughan was searched on reaching the station, when some shot and percussion caps were found on his person. His own statement is that the pistol went off accidentally, he being at the time under the influence of liquor. The case will be heard before the magistrates at ten o'clock this morning.—Daily Express.
   ACCIDENT TO MR. HORSMAN, M.P.—We have heard with great regret that a sad accident befell the Chief Secretary while hunting, on Saturday, with the Ward hounds. It appears that in a hard run of some two hours, Mr. Horsman, who is a first-rate rider, was somehow or other thrown from his horse, and while in that state the horse, which was quite tired, rolled over him heavily, and, we understand, severely injured him. No medical attendance was, unfortunately, at hand, but every attention was bestowed on the sufferer which care and solicitude could afford. On inquiry last night at his residence in the Phoenix Park, we ascertained that Surgeon O'Reilly has been in attendance upon the honourable gentleman, and that although he has received considerable injury by the fall, and will necessarily be confined to his apartment for some days, yet the injuries are not of a nature to cause any serious apprehensions. —Freeman.
   THE QUEEN.—There are reasons to believe that our gracious Sovereign is in a condition to render the direct succession to the throne a matter of even greater certainty than it is at present ; and that in the month of March next it is most probable that another Prince or Princess will be presented to the nation.—London Paper.
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