The Cork Examiner, 1 October 1856
   The following magistrates were on the bench—Neal Browne, R.M. ; Hugh Pollock, R.M. ; The O'Donovan, Arthur Percy Aylmer, William R. Meade, Nicholas Marshal Cummins, Charles Evanson, Captain Martin, Nicholas Dunscombe, Wm. Moore Drew, &c.
   William Jagoe alias John Lee, was convicted of burglariously breaking into Montpelier-house, the residence of the O'Donovan. He got into the house about 2½ o'clock in the morning by lifting up a window, and went into the room where the coachman was sleeping, and pretended to be drunk, asking the coachman to allow him to get into his bed, as he was tired, and that he lost his way ; a box of matches was found with him.
   The prisoner was found guilty, and proving to be a returned convict, was sentenced to eight years penal servitude.
   Laurence Daly was charged with a grievous assault on James Bowden and John Henry Colvin, both members of the society of Friends, on the 21st August last, at Ballinure.    John H. Colvin and James Bowden were examined by Mr. P. O'Connell, Crown-solicitor, and proved that they were walking towards the Douglas Post-office, about 6½ oclock, on the evening in question, when between Mr. Crawford's gate and Douglas, they perceived a man shouting towards them ; he appeared in a sailor's dress, and had a bag or something in his hands ; when he came up to them, he accused them of throwing stones at him, which they denied, whereupon he struck Colvin with his clenched fist on the side of the head, and then took Mr. Bowden's stick from him, and struck him with great force on the head, and cut his head in two places throught [sic] his hat ; they then struggled with him and got him down, calling loudly for help, when finding no one coming to their assistance, they thought it best to run away ; they had come to arrange the affairs of a deceased friend of theirs, who had been a tutor at Mr. Pike's. Mr. Colvin was from Dublin, and Mr. Bowden from Surrey.
   Mr. O'Hea, with Mr., Gillman, defended the prisoner, and called Mr. Denis Murpy as to character. The defense was, that the prisoner was under the impression that the prosecutors had been throwing stones at him.
   The jury found him guilty of an assault occasioning actual bodily harm, one of the jurors in answer to his Worship amidst much laughter, stating that they had come to that decision without being influenced either by Mr. O'Hea's eloquent speeches or his worship's able charge.
   The Court sentenced the prisoner to twelve months imprisonment at hard labour, observing that in his experience as Assistant Barrister for 20 years in this and the adjoining County he had never heard of a more unprovoked assault. Previous to that case he could assert that it was as safe to walk the roads of this county at night as the high streets of London in the day time, and that it was his duty, by the sentence in this case, to prevent such a thing occurring again.
   John Murphy, Michael Murphy, Cain Mahony, Jeremiah Ahern, and John Brien, respectable farmers from Aherina, pleaded guilty to a riot and assault on another farmer named John Sullivan.
   The prosecutor stated that he did not wish them to be punished as they had paid him £6 10s. as compensation.    The Court sentenced them to two months imprisonment each, with the exception of Cain Mahoney, who was sentenced to one month, Mr. Browne and Mr. Aylmer stating that the public peace should also be protected as well as the private injuries of individuals, and that offences of the kind were getting frequent in the country.

THE New Schooner ALMA, of Prince Edward Island. Burthen, per Register, 69 TONS New, 130 TONS Old, Measure.
Length,   . . .   . . .   . . .700
Beam,   . . .   . . .   . . .212
Depth,   . . .   . . .   . . .82
   Built at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, of the very best Material—her Floors being of Hardwood, Foot-hooks and Top Timbers, Hamitack. She combines fast Sailing, with large Carrying, and will, on examination, be found worthy the attention of any Person requiring such a Vessel.    For particulars apply to Captain TAYLOR, on board, now discharging Deals in the South Channel ; or to
   Queenstown, Sept. 29th, 1856.

THE IMPORTANCE of the WATER CURE, with the occasional use of that excellent system, the HOMEO- PATHIC, being now generally admitted, Invalids desirous of treatment, will find at Dr. CURTIN'S Establishment, CARRIGMAHON, MONKSTOWN, CORK, all the Requisites for obtaining Health.

THE REPRESENTATIVES of the Rev. NOBLETT RUDDOCK request no Persons SHOOT or SPORT in any way on the Lands of Wallstown, Ballydahine, or Tuchakwin. After this Notice all Trespassers will be prosecuted.

MRS. WILLIAM GEORGE BRADFORD (late Miss M'DONNELL) is now prepared to receive Pupils in ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, and GERMAN SINGING, SACRED MUSIC, PIANO FORTE, &c. Young Ladies can either join Classes or receive Private Tuition. Schools and Families attended, as usual, in Town, or Country.
   References can be given to Clergymen and Familes of the highest respectability in the City.

MR. HOWISON and SON most respectfully intimate that they have Resumed Teaching for the Season. Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Classes.
   Private Teaching in Schools and Families. For Card of Terms and Hours apply at the Rooms.
   Cork, 2d September, 1856.

   The attention of our readers must have been attracted to numerous cases of accidental poisoning, from mistakes in dispensing drugs. Many persons have lost friends by mistakes made by nurse-tenders and others, in administering liniments for medicines intended for internal administration. To prevent such accidents proposals of various kinds have been made from time to time, and the subject has engaged the attention not alone of the medical profession, but the public in this country and abroad. All the plans hitherto proposed referred to the careful labelling of bottles, or to different coloured bottles being used for the more active and dangerous medicines. But the Irish College of Physicians have devised a totally new, and yet more simple, and, certainly, more efficacious plan than hitherto even thought of, viz. :—
   1. That angular bottles or vessels, and none others, be employed in the dispensing of all medicines intended for external use.
   2. That round bottles or vessels, and none others, be employed in the dispensing of all medicines intended for internal use.
   The public should know of this safeguard against dangerous accidents ; and, as a duty to themselves, see that it be at once adopted.—Evening Post.

ACCIDENT.—Yesterday a lad named Sam Houlahan, while gathering potatoes in a field at Blackpool, incautiously stepped over the face of the tunnel of the Great Southern and Western Railway, and fell a distance of between forty and fifty feet. He was taken up and conveyed to the North Infirmary, where it was found that his thigh had been dislocated.

By the kind permission of Colonel Jackson and the officers of the 99th Regiment, their band will again perform tomorrow, on the Promenade quay at Queenstown.
   On Saturday, 27th instant, four ruffians crossed the Asylum wall for the purpose of plunder. The watchdog gave the alarm and the watchman immediately challenged them ; they set upon him, and after a gallant defence on his part, in which he desparately wounded one of the party, they succeeded in overpowering him— they beat him in such a frightful manner, fracturing his skull and wounding him in several places, that he lies at the Asylum in a hopeless state. The wounds inflicted on some of the scoundrels by the brave defence of Ryan, the watchman, led to the apprehension of the entire gang by Constable Goulden, of the Irishtown police.
   We regret to say that the unfortunate victim of the above recounted outrage, after lingering in great agony, died last evening of the wounds he received. An inquest was held on his body this afternoon by James J. Shee, Esq., (Coroner), assisted by Alderman Hackett, J.P., when the following facts were deposed to:—
   John Mulligan, hall-porter, examined—stated that he was speaking to the deceased at half-past five o'clock on Saturday evening, he was then about going on duty as watchman on the farm. His hours of duty were from six o'clock in the evening till six o'clock in the following morning, at which hour it was customary with him to ring the hall bell to awaken the witness. In consequence of his not having done so, witness proceeded to the farm and searched the farm house and a portion of the land for the deceased. On entering the potato field he observed that the ridges were rooted up, and looking across the field he saw the body of a man lying near the wall ; on crossing over he discovered the body of the deceased, who said, in a faint voice, that he was nearly killed. He was cut severely about the head and face ; he was lying on his right shoulder on three bags of potatoes ; there was a great quantity of blood about the place, and on the man's head, face, and shoulders. Witness went at once for assistance, and deceased was carried to the Asylum, where he was attended by Dr. Flynn, while Dr. Shiel was being sent for. Deceased was a sober, well-conducted man, and was employed as a watchman in the establishment for the last eighteen months.
   To a Juror—He had not a sword when I saw him on Saturday evening ; it was usual for him to have one when on duty ; I did not see the sword the next morning.
   Some other witnesses having been examined, Dr. Sheil deposed that death was consequent on the severe cuts and fractures of the skull inflicted on the deceased.
   The Coroner addressed the jury at considerable length who recorded a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown.
   Constable Gordon, immediately on receiving information of the above outrage, was, without delay, on the track of the miscreants, and succeeded in capturing six persons named James Conway, Daniel Lynch, Michael Shea, Michael Hughes, Catherine Hughes, and John Sullivan, in the lodging house of Daniel Murphy, Irishtown. They were brought before G. J. Goold, R.M., who committed them for examination.
   We understand His Worship the Mayor has caused the lodging house license to be withdrawn from Murphy.—Free Press.

   On the 30th ultimo, the lady of E. L. Wigan, Esq., Rathmines House, Upper Rathmines, Dublin, of a son.
   On the 27th ult., at Midleton, the lady of the Rev. Richard Butler Faulkner, of a son.
   On the 29th ult., at Bosborough, the wife of Ebenezer Pike, of a son, which only survived its birth a brief time.
   Sept. 14, at Malta, the Hon. Mrs. Augustus Lane Fox, of a son.
   Sept. 19, at 13, Upper Seymour-street, Portman- square, London, the wife of George Wm. Adair, Esq., Barrister, of a son.
   Sept. 25, at Woolwich, the wife of Lieut.-Colonel Burrowes, R.A., of a son.
   Sept. 20, at St. Mary's, Chatham, the wife of Lieutenant and Adjustant James Pope, of a daughter.
   Sept. 28, at Temple Howell, co. Dublin, the wife of Wm. Poole Henn, Esq., of a son.
   Sept. 23, at Rathmines, Dublin, the wife of Samuel Douglas M'Clure, Esq., of a daughter.
   Sept. 26, at Northumberland Avenue, Kingstown, Dublin, the wife of Cornelius Dennehy, of a son.
   Sept. 27, at 26, Kildare-street, Dublin, Mrs. Stapleton, of a daughter.
   On the 29th ult., at Kingstown, Dublin, the wife of L. Dundas, Esq., of Auburn, Athlone, of a daughter.
   On the 29th ult., at 36, Lower Gardiner-street, Dublin, the wife of John Morgan, Esq., of a son.
   On the 29th ult., at North Great George's-street, Dublin, the wife of John Flood, Esq., of a daughter.
   On the 28th ult., at Stephen's-green, Dublin, the wife of James E. Williams, Esq., Deputy Inspector-General, of a son.
   On the 27th ult., at Stonebrook Lodge, co. Kildare, the lady of William C. Bruce, Esq., of a son.
   On the 18th ult., at the Grove, Babbacove, Devon, the wife of James Baker, Esq., late 8th Husssars, of a daughter.
   On the 25th ult., at Tiverton, Devon, the wife of Alfred A. Chapman, Esq., Major H.M.'s 48th Regiment, of a son.

   On Thursday, 18th Sept., at Queenstown Church, by the Rev. Mr. Cotter, Captain Frederick Charles Hanson, of the Steam Screw ship Dodo, to Hannah, eldest daughter of Edward Burke, Esq., Russian Consul of same port.
   On Thursday last, at the Friends' Meeting-house, Limerick, Thomas Fisher, Esq., of Dublin, to Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Robinson, Esq., of Limerick.
   On the 25th inst., at Killough Castle, John Edward Venables Vernon, of Clontarf Castle, in the county of Dublin, Esq., to the Hon. Rosa Gertrude Harriet Daly, daughter of the late Lord Dundsdale.
   At Westbury-on-Tryam, James Disraeli, Esq., son of the late I. Disraeli, Esq., of Bradenham House, Bucks, to Isabella, eldest daughter, and at the same time, Fulbert Archer, Esq., to Mary, second daughter of the late Wm. Cave, Esq., Brentry, Gloucestershire.
   Sept. 24, at the Meeting-house of the First Presbyterian Congregation, by the Rev. John Scott Porter, Thomas Garrett, of Belfast, Solicitor, to Mary, only daughter of Wm. Burden, Esq., M.D., Professor, Queen's College, Belfast.
   September 25, by the Rev. Patrick D. Lee. P.P., Clonbrony, assisted by the Very Rev. Edward M'Gayer, P.P., Granard, John Emanuel O'Farrell, 24, Blessington- street, Dublin, Esq., Solicitor (Clerk of the Crown, co. Longford), to Maria, only daughter of John M'Manus, of Gurteen House, co. Longford, Esq.

   Sept. 23, aged three years, Soulden, youngest son of Lieut.-Colonel Oakeley, 55th Regiment.
   Sept. 26, at Skerries, co. Dublin, the wife of Nathaniel A. Hamilton, Esq., of 39, Lower Dominick-street.
   Sept. 27, at Comaher, co. Westmeath, after a few days' illness, from malignant scarlatina, Thomas M. Vignoles, Esq., fourth son of the Very Rev. the Dean of Ossory.
   Sept. 22, at Bridport, killed by accidentally falling from the cliffs east of the harbour, Ada, eldest surviving daughter of Geo. Symes, M.D., in her 18th year.
   Sept. 27, at her son's residence, 17, Kildare-street, Dublin, Mary, relict of George Dean Holmes, in his [sic] 75th year.
   At Elvidge's Hotel, Kildare-street, Dublin, on the 25th ult., Christopher Clarges Patrickson, late Colonel 43d Regiment.
   On the 22d inst., [sic] at Winkfield, Berks., the Hon. and Rev. Richard Fitzgerald King, fourth son of Robert, second Earl of Kingston, in his 78th year.

   A Court of Enquiry assembled at Fermoy on the 13th inst., to investigate a charge of the most serious nature, viz., misappropriation of the public stores to a large extent, preferred against Barrackmaster Major Daniels, by Barrack Sergeant Carey. Colonel Hadden, R.E., attended the court, the result of the investigation completely exonerating Major Daniels, and convicting the Barrack Sergeant of gross falsehood and malicious aspersions. Sergeant Carey was immediately suspended from his duties, and an order was received at Fermoy on the 22d inst. for his summary dismissal from the service. It is said that Carey brought this charge against a highly honourable and esteemed gentleman, because he had not been recommended to an appointment as Superior Barrack Sergeant.—United Service Gazette.
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The Cork Examiner, 6 October 1856
   Catherine Sullivan was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment, with hard labour, on a charge of having stolen £17 from an officer's servant named Gunne.
   Timothy Ahearne and Jane Ahearne, his wife, were placed at the bar charged with having received, knowing them to have been stolen, several articles of silver, the property of Mr. Shaw.
   Mr. Shaw identified a silver cream ewer, a silver bread basket, several silver spoons and forks, as his property.
   Catherine Benton, an approver, proved to having sold several articles to Mrs. Ahearne, her husband was not present during the sale.
   Head-Constable Crowley was next examined. He stated that he discovered the property belonging to Sir Wm. Lyons and another gentleman, in a lumber-room to the rere of the house. He also discovered in a cheffonier, in a bed-room, the property of Mr. Shaw, and both the prisoners claimed it as their property. In a box adjoining the cheffonier, were three vests belonging to Mr. William Lyons, which were claimed by the male prisoner, and a pair of boots, also belonging to Mr. Lyons, were stated by Mrs. Ahearne to be the property of her son, by her first husband.
   Mr. Lyons identified the vests as his property.
   Miss Emily Scott, of York-terrace, identified two silver table, nine tea, and six egg spoons, together with a silver tea-pot, as her property. Her house was entered by the closet window, and the articles mentioned taken from it.
   Mr. John Thomas White also identified some articles of wearing apparel, which had been stolen from his office on the 11th of last month.
   Mrs. Catherine Kiely, publican, identified unfinished black silk dress.
   All of those articles were discovered by Head- Constable Crowley in the house of the prisoners.
   Mr. O'Hea, who with Mr. Wallis, appeared for the defence, addressed the jury in an able speech for his clients. He alluded to the witness Benton, whom he termed a profligate wench, and said that she was entirely unworthy of credit. The male prisoner stood on his trial for having claimed the property of Mr. Shaw, but there had been no evidence adduced that that property had been received by him. His claiming it was the act not of a person who had bought it, but one of those who had received it from his wife, and believed it to be obtained by her honestly. Mr. O'Hea concluded by entreating the jury not to be influenced by any statements that had appeared in the newspapers, not one of which since those robberies had been discovered that did not ring with praises of Head-Constable Crowley, and run down Ahearne and his wife—(laughter).
   His Worship then addressed the jury, who retired, and after the expiration of a few minutes returned into Court, when the foreman announced that they had found the female not guilty and her husband guilty.
   The prisoner will not be sentenced until next court- day. The other charges against them were not gone into.

   APPALING TRAGEDY—DEATH OF TWO CHILDREN AND SUICIDE OF THE MOTHER.—Rumours of a most appalling catastrophe have reached us this morning, involving the death of three individuals—a mother and two children, at a place situated between Ballinrobe and Hollymount. From the statements we have heard, it appears that the wife of a farmer named Magrath had been preparing to make butter, and had some boiling water in readiness for the purpose of rinsing and scalding the churn. Two children were in the house at the time, an infant and a child a few years older, whom, having occasion for a short absence, she left playing together. While playing round the churn, as it is supposed, owing to some unfortunate casualty, the elder forced the younger child into the churn. The poor mother, shortly afterwards returned, and unconscious of what had occurred, poured the boiling water into the churn, thereby scalding the wretched infant whose stifling screams only announced its horrible death. Urged to desperation and agony on beholding the effects of her act, the frantic mother seized on some implement of destruction—a footstool according to one account—and hurled it at the other child, caused its death also, who had been the innocent cause of the shocking casualty, and then rushing to a stream close at hand, she flung herself into the water and met the fate she rashly invited. The dreadful occurrence has caused great excitement in that part of the country, and many versions are given of the affair, but we relate the circumstances as they have been communicated to us, on respectable authority. —Galway Vindicator of Wednesday.

   The Nimrod steamer, of Cork, arrived yesterday with the Don Alphonso screw steamer, from Malaga for Glasgow, in tow, having fallen in with her off Arklow Light-ship, with her screw shaft broken.
   Sailed—Sylph S., for London.
THE schooner Mary Anne Joseph, Sheehan master, laden with copper ore, and bound from Bunmahon to Liverpool, was compelled, owing to the heavy gale blowing, to put into Dungarvan on Thursday. She had lost several spars, and a heavy sea which struck her before coming in had washed overboard a seaman, a fine young fellow named Connors. A young lad about eighteen years of age, the son of the master, was caught by the same wave, and would have met a similar fate, but that he providentially grasped a rope and saved himself.

ON Thursday morning a poor creature of weak intellect named Whelan, who was in the habit of wandering about Dungarvan, and who was supported on the charity of the inhabitants, was found lying dead near the lime-kiln of Mr. M'Swiney, which is situated near the town. It was conjectured that he had sought to protect himself against the cold and inclemency of the weather by the heat of the kiln, but that the fumes of the burning lime, with the hardships he had previously undergone, had combined to cause his death. An inquest was held on the body on Friday by Mr. Coroner Dennehy and a jury, and a verdict in accordance with the facts returned.
   Major-General the Right Hon. the Earl of Cardigan, K.C.B., and Captain Lowe, his Aide-de-Camp, have left Morrison's Hotel, for Caher.
   On Saturday morning about 5 o'clock, the inhabitants of Killarney were roused by a cry of “fire.” It broke out in the back-house belonging to Mr. John Martin's establishment, New-street. About 9 o'clock the flames subdued, not, however, until the back-house was destroyed, and a part of the house of Mr. Michael Connell damaged. Mr. Martin's loss is fortunately covered by insurance.
   John Adamson, Esq., Sub Inspector of Constabulary at Birr, is appointed County Inspector, county Donegal, in room of J. Reid, Esq.
   CHARGE AGAINST A RUNNER.—William Renayre, an “emigrant runner,” was summoned by Mr. Stewart, one of the emigration officers, on behalf of a young girl, named Margaret Blake, a native of Dungarvan. Mr. Bluck was for the defendant, and Mr. Almond attended to watch the case on the part of Mr. Freckleton, emigration agent. It appeared that the girl had engaged a passage in the ship Lady Franklin, and paid her passage, and obtained a ticket from Mr. Freckleton for that ship. The defendant was a runner in Mr. Freckleton's office, and three of the girl's friends having arrived in town, and booked by the Great Western, she wished to go with them in that vessel. The defendant undertook to get the ticket changed ; and it seemed, that when she was sent on board the latter ship, she was refused a passage by the captain, on the ground that she was enciente. It was alleged the girl was locked up (with some others) on board the ship for the night, with drunken sailors. The following evidence was given in the case before Messrs. Aikin and Smith, who presided at the police court:—Thomas Montgomery, a clerk at Messrs. Hill and Tracy, emigration agents, stated that he was at the cleansing of the Great Western, when the girl was rejected by the surgeon of the ship, and she was returned next day. He got her ticket from a clerk of Mr. Freckleton, who asked him to take her to the ship. The girl was locked up all night in the ship. Mr. Stewart —Were there not drunken sailors locked up with her? I heard so. To the bench— the girl got her ticket next morning, when she was turned on shore. The captain would not take her after what the surgeon said. The ticket was on the cabin table all night. Mr. Bluck said he did not know what the charge was. Mr. Stewart replied, it was for inducing a passenger to give up a ticket. The witness, in reply to Mr. Bluck, said there were others rejected as well as the girl. Mr. Aikin said it was a frightful case towards the poor girl. The first person who had induced the girl to give up the ticket was liable, but here a third person (Montgomery), not the agent of the person who received the money, and he was sent in order to avoid the liability, and he left the ticket on the table all night without saying a word about it, and without making any inquiry about her. Mr. Bluck said the change of the ticket was done by Freckleton to oblige the girl, and he was ready to perform the contract. Mr. Stewart said Mr. Freckleton told him he would not pay the girl detention money, but would get her a passage. He thought it a most grievous hardship on the girl. Mr. Freckleton said, when the girl came back from the Great Western on Saturday, he offered her a passage in the Thornton, and told her to come on Monday. She got into the hands of a Mrs. Glennon in the meantime. She did not come until the following Thursday, when the Thornton had sailed, although her name was on the clearance list of that ship. Mr. Aikin wished to know if the girl would be forwarded to new York, and after some discussion Mr. Freckleton said he would do so, and pay her expenses, and the case was then adjourned sine die.—Liverpool Daily Times.

   SINGULAR ROBBERY BY RATS.—For some time past Mr. Felicien Veuille, of Marlboro'-street, watchmaker and jeweller, missed on various occasions quantities of watch-glasses, to the extent altogether of about six gross. They were contained in a small press on the shop floor, behind the counter ; and as from their position it was impossible to suppose they could have been taken by a shoplifter, suspicion was attached to a servant in the house. Yesterday, however, the mystery was cleared up in a manner as unexpected as agreeable. For a few days previously a leakage had been perceived in the gas, and on yesterday morning a man was sent for to set it to rights. After examining the pipes he pronounced the defect to be in the main tube outside the shop, and accordingly took up one of the flags for the purpose of stopping up the leak. Much to his surprise, he found, while mending the pipe, that a large number of watch glasses were secreted in various parts of the sewer. They were packed in various nests, the papers and strings in which they were enclosed having been eaten or nibbled away by the rats. A considerable proportion of them have been recovered uninjured. It appears that the rats which infested the shop had conveyed the property away, probably for the sake of the paper coverings, and a small hole in the flooring furnished a ready means of ingress and egress. Of the parties concerned in the discovery not the least pleased is the servant, whose character has been cleared by the placing of the theft upon the real perpetrators.—Constitution.

   The search for Baron de Robeck, whose mysterious disappearance from Leixlip Castle we reported yesterday, still continues fruitless, notwithstanding that it has been most unremitting and energetic. About 40 men were engaged yesterday, as on the former days, in dragging the river carefully, but without success. The police of the various districts in the neighbourhood, who have been on the alert to learn tidings of the Baron, have been equally unsuccessful. A reward of £20 has, we understand, been offered to the person who shall first bring intelligence respecting him.—Freeman of Friday.
   REMARKABLE LONGEVITY.—On Saturday, the 20th instant, at Derrynieve, near Kish, in the parish of Drumkeeran, and county of Fermanagh, died William Crawford, aged 108. The week before he died he was on the top of a rick of hay, making it up. He was never known to have been ill until an hour before he died. Another man named Jones lives in the same parish, aged 107 ; and a woman turned 105.

   On the 4th inst., at her residence, Mary-street, Anastasia, eldest daughter of Richard Walsh, Esq., M.D., late of Chatterton's buildings, South Mall.
   At Carriagaline, on Sunday, the 28th ult., Eliza, daughter of Mr. Thomas Bolster.
   On Monday last, the 29th ult., in Mitchelstown, prematurely and in the prime of life, Mr. Thomas Byron, a respectable shopkeeper in that town, and the husband of now the only surviving sister of the Rev. G. O'Sullivan, P.P., Parteen, Diocese of Limerick. This is the sixth member of the family of the aforesaid rev. gentleman that has departed this life within the last two years. In the death of this young man an amiable and beloved wife and two young children have sustained an irreparable loss. It is only those who knew him well that can duly appreciate his sterling worth and pure and upright principles. In him the town in which he lived has lost a good and useful inhabitant, and the poor and destitute a warm, ardent, and compassionate friend.—Requiescat in Pace.
   Sept. 30, at Keythorpe Hall, Leycestershire, the Right Hon. the Lady Berners, aged 58.
   At Twickenham, Fanny Drummond, widow of Lieutenant-Colonel Lloyd, late H.M. Charge d'Affaires to the Republic of Bolivia.
   September 26, at Newbridge, Lieut. Wm. Sterling, R.H.A., third son of the late John Stirling, Esq., St. Andrew's.

THE Cork Distillers on Saturday last advanced the price of Whiskey from 10s. 9d. to 11s. 2d. per gallon 25 o.p.
   We are happy to contradict the report of the death of Baron Pennefather, which was currently reported this last few days. —Limerick Chronicle.
   We believe that the office of Metropolitan Police Magistrate, vacant by the lamented death of Mr. Gilbert A'Beckett, will, in all probability, be filled by Mr. Thomas Barrow Burcham, of the Inner Temple.—Globe.
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The Cork Examiner, 31 October 1856
OUR talented countrywoman, Miss Catherine Hayes, is in Paris. We had yesterday the pleasure of being received by her at her charming villa on the Champs Elysées. Mr Maguire and I were much pleased with her, and learned with pleasure that her health is considerably improved. Her voice, it appears, was never finer. She is considered in Paris now as one of the “grandes artistes” of the present day. She has had offers of engagement for the Grand Opera and the “Italiens,” her perfect knowledge of French and Italian allowing her to sing in both languages, and it is probable she will appear at the former theatre about the middle of the season.
   We have no “prima donna” of any merit except Alboni, and her “embon point” prevents her from attempting many interesting parts. Miss Hayes will be the first English, or rather Irish, artist that ever made a sensation here, and the first judges of the day have unanimously declared her success as certain.
   She leaves Paris in a fortnight, and will give concerts in England, after which she returns to the Emerald Isle, for which she professes and feels, I am sure, the greatest love.
   She will make an exception to the general rule “On n'est jamais prophéte dans son prepare pays,” and will, no doubt, be received with the same enthusiasm at home as constantly greeted her in her long and prosperous journey to and from the antipodes. J.P.D.

   On the 28th inst., in Dublin, the Baroness de Robeck, prematurely, of a daughter, who did not survive its birth more than a few hours.
   On the 20th inst., at Welton Vicarage, near Daventry, the residence of her father, the wife of Charles Edward Barrett Leonard, Esq., 5th Dragoon Guards, prematurely, of a daughter.
   On the 24th inst., at Canterbury, the wife of Major John Brandling, C.B., Royal Horse Artillery, of a daughter.
   October 22, at South George's-street, Dublin, the lady of Joseph Scriber, of a son.
   On the 26th inst., the wife of Mr. John M'Carthy, of Richmond Hill, of a son.
   Oct. 27, in Dawson-street, Dublin, the wife of Captain G. D. Pakenham, of a son.
   Oct. 23, at Kilnamanagh Castle, co. Dublin, the wife of Patrick Farrell, Esq., of a daughter.
   At Rhanisky, Newcastle, co. Dublin, the wife of Henry Skerrit Rogers, Esq., C.E., of a son.
   Oct. 20, at Water Lodge, co. Louth, the wife of Denis Kelly, Esq., of a daughter.
   Oct. 19, at West Cowes, Isle of Wight, the Hon. Mrs. Petre, of a son.
   On the 29th inst., at 29, Lower Mount-street, the wife of Richard D. Lawless, solicitor, of a daughter.
   On the 29th inst., at 20, Lower Mount-street, the wife of Berkely E. Whitestone, of a son.
   On the 27th inst., Mrs. Moore, of Moorehall, in the county Mayo, of a son.
   On the 28th inst., at Molesworth-street, Dublin, the wife of Hardy, of a daughter.
   In Lower Gardiner-street, Dublin, on the 29th inst., the lady of Lucas Alexander Treston, Esq., of a daughter.
   On the 28th inst., at Sydenham Terrace, Monkstown, the wife of Randall Howe, Esq., of a daughter.
   At Gibraltar, on the 16th inst., the wife of Lieut. John R. Day, 96th Regt., of a son.

   Oct. 21, at Rathkeale, co. Limerick, James Cussen, Esq., of the National Bank of Ireland in that town, to Mary, only daughter of the late John Hall, Esq., Poor Law Inspector.
   Oct. 21, at Bantry, Henry Walter Garde, Esq., M.D., of Timoleague, co. Cork, to Alicia, second daughter of the Rev. John Murphy, vicar of Bantry.
   Oct. 23, at Bantry, Valentine Joyce, Esq., of that town, to Anne, daughter of the late Robert Gosnell, Esq., M.D., of Cork.
   Oct. 23, at Leckhampton, Gloucestershire, A. H. King, Esq., of the Royal Artillery, only son of the late Colonel King, formerly of the 16th Lancers, and for many years on the Staff in Dublin, to Augusta Mary, youngest daughter of Rear-Admiral Carter.
   July 17, at Melbourne, Australia, Anthony O'Connor, Esq., solicitor, formerly of Mallow, co. Cork, to Jane Mary Agnes, second daughter of the late John De Vere Hunt, Esq., of Hunt's Grove, co. Tipperary.

   At his residence, Carrigduve, Blackrock, on Friday, the 30th inst., Robert Morrogh, Esq., universally respected and regretted for his sterling honour, integrity, and worth.
   On Thursday, the 30th inst., Martin Leopold Hoffman, aged 13 years, son of James Hoffman, 17, Harbour Hill, Queenstown.
   Oct. 29, at 32, Lower Sackville-street, Dublin, Mr. George R. Tracy, eldest son of the late Mr. Harding Tracy, of Cork.
   Oct. 27, of dropsy, Edward W. Hill, second son of the late Thomas Hill, Esq., M.D., of Dublin.
   Oct. 7, at Rome, the Marchesa Orsoli, sister of the late Colonel of the Pontiff's Noble Guards, and of the late Mrs. Patrick M'Namara, of Limerick.

   DEATH OF MRS. PUTLAND.—We regret to announce the death of this most excellent and benevolent lady, which took place at her house, Mount-street, yesterday evening.—Evening Post.
   It is with much regret that we have to announce the death, at a comparatively early age, of Mr. Daniel Jardine, the head of the great firm of Jardine, Matheson, and Co., of China. Mr. Jardine had only recently returned to his native country, after having amassed probably one of the most colossal fortunes ever brought from the East. The loss of Mr. Jardine is severely felt by all who were connected with him in business, or had relations with him in private life.

AT the late examinations, the following scholarships were awarded in the different departments:—
   In Modern Languages to Bennet C. Davidson ; in Natural History to James S. Land ; in Therapeutics and Pathology to Edmond T. Palmer.
   Metaphysics and Political Economy—Thomas Wall.
   Anatomy and Physiology—Michael O'Brein
   In Third Years Arts Literature—William Starkie, and T. F. Clarke.
   Second Year Arts Literature—Basil Porter, Robert Spedding, Wm. Spedding, T. B. Moriarty and John Spedding, equal.
   First Years Arts Literature—Michael Seymour, Edward Cross, John Dowden, A. P. Cleary, Edward Connellan.
   In third year Arts Science.—Michael Gould, Michael Breen, T. W. Townsend, and G. W. Johnson.
   Second year, do.—James Goold, and Edward Harrington
   First year, Arts, do.—William Madden, J. J. Barry, Henry S. Ridings, Edward Elliot, and Henry Corbett.
   Engineering, first year.—John F. Lacy.
   Second year.—William Cox.
   Agriculture, first year.—Thomas R. Roberts, Thomas Allen, equal.
   Second year.—Henry Cavet, Ferdinand Beamish.
   Medical Scholarships, first year.—Denis Riordan.
   Second year.—Bernard Mazon, Jeremiah J. Dowling.
   Third year.—William Busteed, and John W. Collins.
   Law, third year.—Charles J. Hooper.
   The following students were awarded prizes— William O'Connor, James Hayes, Francis Luther, Michael J. Rahilly, Richard Read, James Egan, Francis O'Callaghan, and George Cooke.

   The total debts of Messrs. Fox, Henderson, & Co., are said to be about £320,000.
   The Duke of Devonshire has arrived at Devonshire House, from Lismore Castle, his Grace's seat in Ireland.
   The sale of furniture, &c., at Portumna, county Galway, conducted by Mr. John Walsh, of Tralee, was considered the highest that has taken place there for some years.
   16,000 sheep were sold at Tuam fair, at 2s. over last year.
   Wheat brought 1s. 9d. a stone in Ennis market on Saturday.
   Sir Edward Denny, Bart., is disfranchised as an elector of Tralee, though the owner of the town.
ON Wednesday, 22nd inst., a very suspicious-looking character was arrested in the town of Youghal through the energy and zeal of that active and efficient member of the local police force, Constable Guilfoyle, having in his possession a coining apparatus complete, and upwards of six pounds in money. He was remanded on Thursday, last week, by G. W. Brazier Creagh, Esq., J.P., for the purpose of having inquiries instituted respecting him, the result of which has been that his name is Sheridan, a native of Castletownroche, and is a returned convict, having been transported for coining. But what renders the circumstance more remarkable is the fact that on the evening of Sheridan's arrival in Youghal a poor woman lost £38 in notes', and among which were some fives, and among the money found on him was a five pound note which he manifested the greatest anxiety to get rid of, having offered it for change at different establishments in the town, but unfortunately she did not take particular notice of the notes when she received them, and was not able to identify it as being her property. He declines giving any intimation of the means by which the note came into his possession. It is well to place the public on their guard through the instrumentality of the Press against such characters, and any person having lost a five pound note may find something to his advantage by communicating with Constable Guilfoyle. —Correspondent.

(Sir WM. HACKETT, Messrs. MINHEAR and
SHEA presiding).
   Margaret MacMahon, a woman of improper character, was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, with hard labour, on a charge preferred against her of having conducted herself riotously in the streets the previous evening.
   Denis Calaghan, late of the City of Cork Militia, and previously a rather celebrated pick-pocket, was charged by Constable Carey, with having attempted to pick the pocket of a gentleman named Gubbings, residing in Limerick. As he was walking through Castle-street, the preceding evening, the constable perceived the prisoner following Mr. Gubbings, and arrested him as he was in the act of abstracting a handkerchief from that gentleman's pocket.
   Informations were ordered against the prisoner.
   Mr. Joseph Ward, proprietor of a public house on Warren's Place, was charged by Acting-Constable M'Manus with having given drink to parties in his place of sale, at five minutes to one o'clock on Sunday.
   The Acting-Constable said that there were several persons drinking in Mr. Ward's house at the time mentioned, amongst them a soldier.
   Mr. Ward submitted. However, he could assure the bench he only gave a glass of cider to the soldier, who had that moment arrived from Kinsale, and who, moreover, wore two medals on his breast.
   The bench imposed the mitigated fine of 10s.
   Hanora M'Auliffe preferred a charge of assault against John Barry and Mary Connell.
   Mr. P. Fitzgerald appeared for the complainant.
   The circumstances of the case were these. The defendants were about getting married some time since without the knowledge of their parents, and, in an unguarded moment, Mary Carroll confided to the complainant her intention of pawning her cloak in order to defray the expenses of the marriage ceremony. The latter, it appears, broke confidence, in consequence of which the plans of the defendants were frustrated, and Barry, meeting the complainant subsequently, satisfied himself for his disappointment by boxing her in the ear and addressing towards her some offensive epithets.
   The bench fined him 2s. and full costs.

   ZEPHANIAH WILLIAMS.—We are glad to see, by a private letter received from Tasmania, that Mr. Zephaniah Williams, of Chartist notoriety, is far more usefully employed than his fellow convict, John Frost. The writer states that he has opened a new coal mine, and has constructed a jetty and two miles of tramway.—Gloucestershire Chronicle.
   WRECK OF THE IRRAWADDY.—We rejoice to learn that the government has taken the most prompt and vigorous measures to bring to justice the plunderers of this ill-fated vessel. It will be recollected that the Irrawaddy, a new teak-built clipper, of about 1,200 tons burden, sailed from Glasgow for Calcutta with a full general cargo. The ship and cargo were value for about £55,000. On the night of the 16th October the noble vessel struck, during a fog, on the Blackwater Bank, off the coast of Wexford, and a heavy sea beating over her, the master and crew left her and proceeded to Arklow to seek assistance. In the meantime, the wind and tide drove the vessel over the tail of the bank, and she drifted in close to Cahore Point. Whilst in this position she was perceived and boarded by the Coast Guard ; but again the ship struck before they could get her head round and way on her. Just at this moment a fleet of some thirty or forty Arklow fishing boats were seen approaching, each carrying ten to fourteen men, armed with hatchets, spikes, hooks and crowbars. The luckless vessel was soon boarded and in the possession of the wreckers. The little force of Coast Guard could offer no effectual resistance—they were few in number, and their arms, which consisted of old flint-lock muskets, were rendered useless by the sea water. The work of spoilation and plunder commenced, and effectual steps were taken, by cutting away the rigging of the vessel, to shut out all hopes of her ever leaving the spot. Some of the Coast Guard left in their boat to seek assistance ; but were only able to obtain the aid of three or four policemen. The little force returned to the vessel, and took its station on the quarter-deck. The order to load ball cartridges was given, and steps so effectually taken, that the marauders were, after some resistance, driven from the ship. So rapidly, however, had the spoilers worked, that about seven hundred bales of cotton goods, with a large quantity of rigging, had been transferred to the wreckers' boats, and carried off with apparent impunity. This sucess, however, was, but short-lived, for no sooner was the case reported to the government than the most decisive steps were taken, under the express orders of the Chief Secretary. Captain Warburton, R.N., was despatched immediately to the spot, and he was aided by Mr. Ryan, the local Crown Solicitor, Captain Bowie, the active commander of the coast guard, and an increased constabulary force. A steamer was also despatched from Dublin and placed at the disposal of the local authorities ; but as the Admiralty cannot afford even a gunboat for the service of the country, the Government was obliged to apply for aid to the respectable firm of C. and B. Palgrave, and through them secured the Isle of Bute for the occasion. Already twenty of the ringleaders have been arrested and identified, and an active search is being made and every effort used to make the others amenable. We trust that the exertions of the authorities will be effectual, not only to punish the guilty, but to prevent the repetition of an outrage at once barbarous and disgraceful, fraught with injury to the welfare of the country, and endangering the commerce of the empire. The ignorance of the misguided people as to their own interests is not the least remarkable feature ; they have not only exposed themselves to the heavy punishment consequent on a conviction for felony under the 1st Vic., c. 87, sec. 8, and to large pecuniary penalties under the Merchant Shipping Act ; but no one can doubt that the remuneration which they might have earned, as honest labourers, would far exceed any ill-gotten gains to be derived even from sucessful plunder. It is deserving of remark that another vessel, which since struck at the Blackwater Bank, has been got off and brought in safely to Kingstown Harbour.—Evening Post.

   TENANT-RIGHT OF THE RIGHT SORT.—In the townland of Ballylease there has lived for upwards of half a century an aged man well known to most residents in this neighbourhood, all of whom can testify that Hugh Doherty has always borne the character of an upright, honest man. Doherty held a small farm not exceeding six acres, under Mr. Cromie, on which he brought up his family respectably, but his sons having all left him, he was unable to conduct his farm, and consequently paid no rent for a number of years. On inquiring into his circumstances, Mr. Cromie not only generously forgave him all his debt, but settled on him a free house and garden, and a cow's grass for life, besides paying him for the same term £6 per year. Now, although there was no law binding in this matter, yet acting on the principle of “doing unto others as we would they should do unto us,” the conduct of Mr. Cromie presents itself to us in a bold relief, shedding a ray of light on the otherwise dull realities of life, where most actions are guided by our determination to exact in full toll our “pound of flesh.” The pleasure felt in thus lighting up to the end of his journey the path of this aged and good man, is in itself a recompense sufficient to one who feels himself a steward of the good things which he possesses, and who endeavours to fulfil the command— “To do good, and to communicate, knowing that it is more blessed to give that to receive.”—Coleraine Chronicle.

ON Tuesday last, the postmen of our city donned, for the first time, the royal livery. The attire consists of scarlet frock-coat, vest of the same colour, blue pants, beaver hats, and waterproof capes. The buttons of the coat and vest are gilt, and bear on them the crown.
   THE MURDER OF TWO CHILDREN AT CHESTER.—Monday the adjourned inquest on John and Betsy Jackson was resumed at Chester, and terminated in a verdict of “wilful murder” against William Jackson, the father. The prisoner was, on the same day, finally examined before the magistrates, and committed for trial. The evidence adduced added little to that given on the previous hearing, and which has already been published.
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