-- The Cork Examiner, 2 January 1860

   The Sisters of Mercy, Queenstown, gratefully acknowledge having received for the poor from Lieutenant Dennehy, R.N. £2; Mr. Graham, £1; a Friend, £5; Ditto, £1; Ditto, £1.
   The Sisters of Mercy, Cappoquin, gratefully acknowledge having received for the benefit of the poor of the town from Sir Richard Musgrave, £3; Sir John H. Keane, £2; Pierce Hely, Esq., Rockfield, £1; John Dower, Esq., Dungarvan, £1; James O'Keefe, Esq., Mountain Castle, £1; Richard Carroll, Esq., Fermoy, £1; Clement Carroll, Esq., £1; Miss Hely, Knockalahara £1; P. Heffernan, Esq., junr., 2 ton of coal and straw.
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-- The Cork Examiner, 11 January 1860

   About four o'clock on Monday, two men engaged in loading a ship called the Betsey, were carrying a hand-barrow from the vessel to the quay, when the plank on which they were walking turned, and they both fell into the water. One of them, Thomas Barrett, was quite insensible when he was got out, and it was found necessary to remove him to the North Infirmary.
    John Prin, a sailor belonging to the German brig Constantia, was engaged in rigging of the vessel this morning, when he lost his hold and fell overboard. When taken out of the water, he was quite insensible, and was removed to the North Infirmary.
    On Saturday, a man named Callaghan, while under the effects of drink, went to hand a woman and child out of one of the river steamers, at Merchant's-quay, when he fell from the quay into a boat lying near it, and broke his leg. He was removed to the North Infirmary, where he was promptly attended to.
    Timothy Lynch, a boy about twelve years of age, was knocked down by a car in Bridge-street, yesterday, and had his arm broken.
    A man named Thomas Fitzgerald, while walking in King-street, last night, sliped [sic] and fell, by which he broke his leg. The injury was attended to at the North Infirmary.

    David Barry, a boy of only fourteen years of age, was on Monday evening brought before Mr. Besnard by Constable Meagher, charged by Miss Moore, Lower Glanmire Road, with stealing about 3s. worth of confectionary, her property. The robbery was committed some time after twelve o'clock on Saturday night, by the prisoner removing a pane of glass from the window of the shop. No one saw him commit the act, and his own admission was the only evidence adduced against him. Young as he is, it appears he has already established for himself not the best of characters.

MUSKETS FOR GARIBALDI.—A French paper published in London, called the Presse de Londres, denies that the firearms which arrived in Queenstown per the barque “E. B. Truitt,” were a contribution towards the armament of Garibaldi. It states that they were merely a speculation for sale in the ordinary way, sent from America to Europe, owing to the great demand for rifles which recent events made probable.

ENLISTMENT OF DISCHARGED TROOPS.—Within the last few weeks, a great number of those that belonged to Her Majesty's Indian forces, and had recently obtained their discharge, were enlisted. Yesterday evening, five of them, young able fellows, were attested at the Police-office before Mr. Besnard.

   On the 7th inst., at Ellerslie Park-avenue, Sandymount, the wife of Wm. H. Morris, Esq. of a son.
   At 9, Beresford street, Waterford, the wife of of P. J. Smyth, Esq., barrister, of a daughter.
   On the 8th inst., at 1, Eglinton-terrace, Kingstown, the wife of Henry S. Watson, Esq., of a son.
   On the 9th inst., Mrs. H. Lazarus, 86, Marlborough- street, Dublin, of a son.
   At Parsonstown, the wife of Francis H. Sheilds, Esq., Proprietor of the King's County Chronicle, of a daughter.
   On the 6th inst., at Liverpool, the wife of Mr. Joseph Whitton, of a daughter.
   At Ballydaheen, near Charleville, the wife of Daniel Mannix, Esq., of a son.
   Jan. 6, at Clonmel, the wife of Captain G. C. S. Lombard, 16th Regt., of a son.
   Jan. 7, at 7, Upper Merrion-street, the wife of Samuel A. Cusack, Esq., M.B., F.R.C.S., of a son.

   On the 10th inst., at Queenstown Church, by the Rev. James Gwynne, assisted by the Rev. John Lombard, Henry Hewitt O'Bryen, Esq., of Queenstown, to Jessie, daughter of the late John Sudlow, Esq., of Claughton-hall, Cheshire.
   Jan. 5, at the Cathedral, Cashel, Frederick N. Cromartie, Captain Royal Artillery, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Avary Jordan, Esq., of Racecourse-house, county Tipperary.
   Jan. 5, at Edinburgh, Lawrence William Maxwell Lockhart, 92nd Highlanders, second son of the Rev. L. Lockhart, D.D., of Melton, Lockhart, Lancashire, to Katherine Anne, second daughter of the late Gen. Sir James Russell, K.C.B., of Ashiesteel, Selkirkshire, N.B.

   On Tuesday, the 10th inst., at Viewville-terrace, Sunday's-well, Mrs. Catherine O'Leary, aged 62 years, sincerely and deservedly regretted for her many virtues.
   On Sunday morning, at his residence, Cookstown- house, near Enniskerry, Thos. Murray Crooke, Esq., formerly Major in her Majesty's service, in his 72nd year.
   On the 26th Dec., at Belfast, Emma, the beloved wife of of J. S. Drennan, M.D.
   On the 8th instant, at Tenby, South Wales, Elizabeth Camilla, relict of the late Cadwallader Edwards, of Ballyhire, county Waterford.
   On the 7th inst., at 13, Vesey-place, Kingstown, after a short illness, Phillip Theodore, the infant son of Captain Somerville, R.N.
   On the 10th inst., in the 15th year of her age, Ellen, third daughter of Mr. Michael G. Spillane, South Main- street.
   Jan. 8, George Lazenby, Serpentine-avenue, Sandymount, aged 78.
   Jan. 2, at Cheltenham, Catherine, the wife of John Parker, Esq., late of Belvidere-place, Dublin.
   Jan. 6, at 46, Lower Leeson-street, Dublin, Lucy, the wife of Edw. Tighe, Esq.
   Jan. 6, Mary Jane, infant child of Surgeon Dirham, Usher's-island.
   Jan. 2, at Castletown, Anthony Parker, Esq., formerly of Fort-william, in the county of Tipperary, aged 79 years.
   At Clifden, county of Galway, suddenly, the daughter of Captain Lawson, late County Inspector.
   Jan. 6, at Pembroke-house, Blackrock, Dublin, Mary, wife of Oliver Fry, Esq., late Major Royal Artillery, aged 72.
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-- The Cork Examiner, 13 January 1860

FOGS.—The cold damp weather that we have had for the past week has been attended, as is usually the case, by fogs. Yesterday morning a dense fog enveloped the entire city and its neighborhood. It cleared up as the day advanced, but after dark it collected again, and assumed such a density that even the light of the lamps could hardly pierce the gloom. This morning has also been foggy.

A boy named Cornelius Scanlan, residing in Cross Court, was yesterday evening brought before Mr. Cleary, J.P., by Acting Constable Carmichael, for detaining a three-pound-note which he that day found, and which was the property of Denis Dempsey. It appears that the owner of the note, being obliged to attend the Quarter Sessions, lodged in a house adjoining the Courthouse, and when leaving the house yesterday dropped the note and sixpence, which the boy contrived to become possessor of, leaving, however, the sixpence where he found it. This the young fellow, as also his mother, denied, but several of his playmates, who saw him pick up the money and read some of the words on the note, most positively asserted that he did take it up. The owner said he was unwilling to prosecute the boy, provided he gave the money back, and even, generously enough, offered 10s. if he did so. Notwithstanding this, the latter still persisted in denying that he knew anything about the money, and was allowed by the presiding magistrate until this morning to consider the subject a little more.
   Some time during last Tuesday night a soldier of the 14th Regiment, named John O'Donnell, committed suicide by hanging himself in the corner of a field at Caher Hill, close to Mitchelstown. The body was discovered on Wednesday morning, suspended by a cord from the branch of a tree, a very short distance from the ground, by a boy accidentally walking in the field and who immediately gave the alarm.
    Dr. O'Neill was quickly in attendance, and the body was cut down by the police, but it was found that life was totally extinct, as the unfortunate man had been hanging from some time in the night and the corpse was quite stiff and cold. The act appears to have been a most premeditated one, from the secure way in which the rope was fastened and the selection of the tree and locality for the commission of the dreadful deed.
    The man was from the neighbourhood of the town, and enlisted in the regiment early last month, and on St. Stephen's Day was brought into Mitchelstown as a deserter by some police who found him on the previous night at his brother's house in the country. He was then sent by Mr. Neal Browne, R.M., to his regiment at Fermoy, from which it is supposed he again deserted on Tuesday, or escaped from confinement.
    At the time the body was discovered hanging, a bottle containing some spirits, was found on the ditch under him, and from this fact, and O'Donnell being stated at times to be of weak intellect, it may be charitably presumed that the wretched man destroyed himself when in a state of temporary insanity. The event, from its shocking nature and its rareness in this country, has caused a most painful feeling in the town.
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-- The Cork Examiner, 18 January 1860

FIRE.—An alarm of fire was raised in a house in Phillip's-lane, a narrow passage running between the North Main-street and Duncan-street, on yesterday, about three o'clock. It was almost entirely, however, an alarm, for the burning was confined to a bed of straw and some chips lying in a room of a house in the lane, belonging to a man named Denis Connell. These accidentally took fire, but the constabulary and some neighbours attended, and soon put out the incipient blaze. The owner of the room, being a labouring-man, was absent at the time. His two young children, who were alone in the room by themselves, were removed by the neighbours, without being injured.
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-- The Cork Examiner, 25 January 1860

The will of the late celebrated General Sir Joseph Thackwell, G.C.B., has just been proved. By a codicil, dated the day before his death, he deprives his eldest son, Captain Thackwell, the author of the “Second Sikh War, in 184-89,” [sic] and now a barrister at law, of all the property left him in a former will, including Aghada Hall, Cork, and Conneragh House, Waterford, and gives it to trustees in trust for his grandchildren, who must be educated in the tenets of the Protestant religion. Captain Thackwell had been received into the Roman Catholic Church only a short time previous to Sir Joseph's decease.—Illustrated London News.
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-- The Cork Examiner, 27 January 1860

   On the morning of the 26th instant, at the residence of her mother, No. 4, Sidney Place, Kate, the beloved wife of Dominick Cronin, Esq.
   On the 26th inst., at Douglas Hall, Flora R. H. second daughter of John Jermyn, Esq., in her 21st year.
   On the 27th inst., at her residence, Barrack-street, of Bronchitis, Hannah, relict of the late Mr. George Byrne, of this city.
   On the 9th inst., at Brompton, near London, Henry Cronin Langhorne, eldest surviving son of Edward Langhorne, Esq., of Geelong, Australia, and grandson of the late D. Cronin, M.D., of Killarney, aged 16 years.—R.I.P.
   At his residence, Summerhill, near Scaraglin, co. Kerry, on the 19th inst., in the 55th year of his age, William Twiss, Esq.
   Jan. 20, at his residence, 38, Fitzroy-square, Sir William Charles Ross, R.A., late Miniature Painter to her Majesty the Queen, in his 66th year.
   Jan. 14, at Ardenhue, co. Carlow, Joseph Sisson, Esq., late Captain, Unattached, 81st Regiment.
   Jan. 17, at his chambers, New-Clement's-Inn, Henry Lewis Freeborn, brother of the late John Freeborn, Esq., British Consul, Rome, in his 57th year.
ACCIDENT.—An accident of a serious nature occurred yesterday to two men named Michael Caniffe and John Carroll employed on the Cork and Youghal Railway. While engaged on some work at the cutting on the Glanmire road, a portion of a rocky embankment overhead became loose and fell. Some stones and earth struck the man Caniffe, so severely that his right leg was broken, between the ankle and the knee; and Carroll was the recipient of some very severe bruises. Both were conveyed to the North Infirmary.
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-- The Cork Examiner, 30 January 1860

BANKRUPT.—John Moore, of Castle-street, Tralee, in the county of Kerry, merchant tailor, to surrender on Tuesday, the 28th of February next.

   On Friday evening last, a publican named Henry Grady, residing at Ballindangan, midway between Mitchelstown and Glanworth, on his return from the fair of Ahacross, missed one out of a number of pigs he had in his cart, and accordingly returned to where the fair was held, about two miles from his house, searching for it. Failing, however, in finding the pig he again went towards home, and sent on his horse and boy before him. Not arriving that night his family became alarmed and searched about the country for him for the last week; and on Friday morning his body was found in the river Funcheon, under Kildorrery bridge. It is supposed, that owing to the darkness of the night, and the storm of wind and rain blowing, the unfortunate man missed h [sic] way and got into the river, and no assistance being at handiswas [sic] unable to extricate himself and was drowned. Grady, who always bore the character of an honest and respectable man, has left a large family to lament his loss.

   At the Police Office, on Saturday, a young lad named Francis Richardson, a clerk in the employment of Messrs. Newsom, Patrick-street, was brought before the magistrates by Sub-Constable Quigley, charged by his employer with stealing the sum of £7 16s., of which £6 6s. 6d. was found on his person. The prisoner was given in charge on Friday, but when the case came on for hearing, prosecutor, in consequence of the youth of the boy, and hoping that what had occurred might be a lesson to him for the future, declined proceeding further in the matter. On this account, the magistrates, while censuring such a system and remarking that prosecutor abandoned the case simply because he had recovered a great portion of the money, discharged the prisoner after giving him a grave caution.

   The Lord Chancellor has, on the recommendation of the Lieutenant of the County, appointed James Fitzgerald Lombard, Esq., of South Hill, Upper Rathmines, to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Dublin.

   The Industrious Blind—For £1 1s., to Richard Kiely, Esq., foreman of the record jury.

SUDDEN DEATH.—About twelve o'clock on Friday, Catherine Lawton, servant to a family residing on Lancaster Quay, was sent on a message to a house in Nile-street. On arriving at the latter place she complained of a dizziness in the head which increased to such an extent that it was found necessary to have her removed to the North Infirmary, where she died a few hours later. An inquest was held on the body on Saturday, before Mr. Jones, Coroner, and a verdict in accordance with the above facts was returned.
   John Burchill, schoolmaster at the Bluecoat Hospital, summoned before the magistrates on Saturday, a boy named Robert Hosford, for being one of a number of young lads who amuse themselves on Sundays with playing pitch and toss, cards and ball, and occasionally throwing stones, in consequence of which persons passing from Church-street to John-street, are in danger of being hurt. On last Sunday it appears the young fellow was seen by complainant indulging in the latter practice and was cautioned by him not to persevere in it. Fearing, however, that the advice may not have its due influence, complainant had recourse to the more terror-striking means held out by law, and summoned the boy. The offence having been proved, complainant stating further that the boy did not repeat it, the latter was fined the costs of court.

   The “Gudrun,” which was found deserted, on Wednesday, outside the harbour of Dingle is supposed to be a Danish vessel. According to the date marked on her hull, she was built in 1856. She is a very handsome model, and quite staunch, being iron-built and iron-bottomed. Her cargo is free from any damage whatsoever. There were found on board her three pigs and a dog. The former are of a very common species, and are as wild as goats; but the dog is quite friendly, allowing any person to touch him. The pigs have been removed to the town, as they were injuring the corn on board.—Correspondent.
PUBLICAN'S CASE.—John Burns, publican, Patrick's-quay, was summoned before the magistrates on Saturday, by Sub-constable Hamilton, for having his place of sale open for business at half-past 10 o'clock on Saturday night, 15th January. The constable stated that on the night in question he rapped at the defendant's door, and on entering found two persons therein, who had the appearance of being recently drinking, the gas in the shop being at the same time also lighted. Mr. Julian. on behalf of defendant, said that the offence stated in the summons was not proved, as the house was not open for sale of beer at the time the constable rapped, though another and different offence was committed by his client. After a very full hearing of the case, the Bench was equally divided, and the case was accordingly dismissed.
DEATH OF REV. THOMAS O'SHEA, C.C., CALLAN.—The death of this zealous priest took place in Callan on Monday, 23rd inst., in the 48th year of his age, and 21st of his sacred ministry, fifteen of which he spent as curate of Ciano, and the remainder as curate of Callan.

   At Castletown Berehaven, on Tuesday, the 24th inst., the wife of Edward Gallway Downing, Esq., of a daughter.
   January 25, in Dover-street, London, the wife of Sir Fitzroy Kelly, M.P., of a daughter.
   January 23, at 13, Eaton-place, London, the wife of Sir Justin Sheil, K.C.B., of a son.
   January 27, at 109, Lower Gardiner-street, Dublin, Mrs. John Martin, of a daughter.
   January 21, the wife of Capt. C. E. Thornton, Staff Officer of Pensioners, Ayr, prematurely of twin daughters, still-born.
   January 25, Compton House, South Circular-road, Dublin Mrs. Robert Du Bedat, of a daughter.
   On the 22d inst., at Keady, the wife of Mr. Thomas Campbell gave birth to twin sons. On a former occasion we reported the birth of twin daughters by this lady, who has been married two years and two months, in which time she has given birth to five children.

   On the 25th instant at the Cathedral, Armagh, Joseph Robinson, Esq., M.D., of Warrenpoint, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Thomas Kidd, Esq., J.P., Armagh.
   At Ballingary, on 24th inst., by the Rev. J. Enright, P.P., assisted by the Rev. J. H. Roche, C.C., Mr. John S. Bowen, junr., to Mary, only daughter of the late Mr. Timothy Curtin, Ballyellen.
   January 23, at Hillend House, Clackmannanshire, N.B., Wm. Singleton, Esq., M.D., Surgeon, her Majesty's 47th Regiment, second son of M. Singleton, Esq., R.M., Castleblaney, county of Monaghan to Margaret Mary Caroline, eldest daughter of Capt. J. Christie, late of the Highland Borderers, and her Majesty's Indian Army.

   On the 28th instant, at his son's residence, at the Green Distillery, Cork, George Waters, Esq., of Fairy Hill, Monkstown.
   At 12, Sydney Terrace, on the 28th inst., Catherine, relict of Mr. E. P. Downes.
   On the 27th instant, in Dublin, aged 15 years, of gastric fever, succeeded by a suffusion on the brain, Susan Martha, second daughter of the Rev. Thomas E. Evans, Vicar of Marshalstown.
   On Saturday morning, after a short illness, Mr. Michl. Ahern, Old Market-place, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.
   On the 19th inst., at L. Queen's-street, Camden Town, London, William T. O'Donnell, Esq., V.S., late Land Transport Corps.
   On the morning of the 26th inst., at Lake View, Glanmire, Wm. Hutchins, Esq.
   On the 22nd inst., Eliza, relict of the late David Wren, Esq., of Droumaveane House, in this county, aged 69 years.
   On the 25th inst., at Fermoy, after a long and painful illness, Cornelia Agnes, wife of Arthur Curling, Esq., Sub-Inspector of Constabulary.
   On the 27th instant, at his residence, No. 14, Pembroke-road, Dublin, Morgan Price, Esq., Surgeon, R.N.
   On the 26th inst., at Bloomwood, Monkstown, Dublin, Alicia Mary Petronella, wife of John Doherty, Esq., solicitor.
   On the 27th inst., at 30, Lower Mountpleasant-avenue, Rathmines, aged 35 years, Mr. James O'Reilly, of the Maison de Deuil, 30, Grafton-street, of gastric fever, after a short illness.
   On the 26th instant, at Parsonstown, Helena Jane, the beloved and affectionate wife of Thomas Woods, Esq., M.D.
   November 10, at Calcutta, of cholera, Henry R. K. Irwin, Esq., son of the late Capt. Irwin, County Roscommon Militia.
   January 25, at his residence, Lennox-street, Dublin, Mr. James Crawley [sic], for many years Accountant to the Alliance Gas Company.
   January 25, at Mosaphir-terrace, Kingstown, Eliza, eldest daughter of the late Lieut.-Col. Joseph Hardy.

   The outward mail arrived here on yesterday from Dublin, by the Great Southern and Western Line, at about a quarter to four. It consisted of 19 bags. Eight passengers came also down in the express train. The Royal Alice, river steamer, which was waiting at the quay, having received them on board, steamed off to Queenstown, where she placed them in the Canada, one of the Cunard steamers, which then sailed for Boston. The Canada had arrived in the harbour at about four o'clock.
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