|CITY SESSIONSTHIS DAY
(Before the RECORDER and a Jury.)
|Thomas Jones pleaded guilty to stealing 3s., the money of Thomas
Galgey. He was sentenced to four months' imprisonment with hard labour.
| Maurice Haly, John Delany, Daniel Connel, William
Cussen and Mathew Galvin, were indicted for stealing 26 pigeons the property
of Mr. John Power, Mardyke-street, on the 12th April. They pleaded not guilty,
and were defended by Messrs. Wallis and Julian. Mr. Collins prosecuted for the
| The evidence for the prosecution was that the pigeons were
stolen from Mr. Power's yard, and that on the same day, Delany, Cussen, Connell
and Galvin sold pigeons to a man named Kinsworth. Delany also sold pigeons to
another dealer named Dunscombe, in Fishamble-lane. Subsequently Mr. Power and
his son saw the pigeons, and identified one. There was no evidence whatever
| The jury found Delany guily, and acquited the others.
Delany was then sentenced to four days' solitary confinement.
| Thomas Butler was convicted of having uttered a
base half-crown on two occasions, and was sentenced to two months' imprisonment.
He got an excellent character from Mr. Harvey, in whose employment he was for
| Mary Murphy was covicted of the larceny of a
petticoat, and was sentenced to four years of penal servitude. She has already
been convicted of nine different offenses. In 1852 she was transported, and in
1856 sentenced to penal servitude.
| John Sullivan was covicted of an attempt to break
into the shop of Mr. O'Callaghan, Daunt's-square.Sentence was deferred.
| Patrick Murphy was convicted of having stolen a
mule and cart, the property of his employer, James Sheehan, on the 17th of
April.Sentence was also deferred.
| The Court then adjourned.
|JOHN CARROLL, a hackney-car
owner, was yesterday fined 5s. at the Police Office, for plying for hire without
being licensed to do so. Mr. Joyce, inspector, proved the offence. The Town
Clerk was also present.
|TWO lads named Cornelius Coakly and Denis Ring, were
yesterday each sentenced by Mr. W. J. Shaw, J.P., to a fine of 10s or fourteen
days imprisonment, for assaulting the police while in the discharge of their
|THE Edinburgh s.s., which sailed for New York
yesterday took out about 400 passengers from this port and Liverpool. About 100
persons who had booked themselves to sail in the vessel from Cork, did not go in
consequence of the hostilities in America. A Queen's messenger, Captain Johnson,
went out in the vessel, bearing important despatches from the home government to
the British ambassador in the United States. The Edinburgh took out over
£84,000 in specie.
|JOHN LEWIS, an apprentice, was
prosecuted this morning, at the Police-office, for absconding from his master,
John Blewitt, a boot and shoemaker. The lad was one of those taken out of the
workhouse about two years since by the Benevolent Apprenticing Society for the
purpose of having them bound to trades. He was apprenticed to Mr. Blewitt, with
whom he has remained up to three weeks ago, when he absconded. Mr. Blewitt
stated that he had always been an ill-conducted boy, and, therefore, he did not
wish to take him back again, and would press to have him punished. Lewis pleaded
in excuse for his running away that he had been badly treated by the
prosecutor's wife, who did not like him, and that he never got sufficient
wearing apparel. He did not wish either to return to Blewitt's employment. Mr.
Hegarty, who attended to watch the case on behalf of the Society, stated that
the boy's want of clothes was often remarked on at the South Monastery, where
he, with the other boys apprenticed, by the Society, used to attend on Sundays.
The magistrates suggested that the case had better be settled, as they did not
like to send so young a boy to gaol, and it was accordingly held over for that
purpose, Mr. Hegarty undertaking to make some arrangement.
|OWEN NEALE, a simple-looking
countryman, was brought before the magistrates this morning as being a deserter
from the 36th Regiment. It appeared that he gave himself into custody last night
on that charge. He deserted from the regiment when stationed in Plymouth, a year
and four months ago, and was shortly after arrested in Bandon, but was
discharged. He stated to the magistrates that he wished to be either out of or
in the army, and it was with that view that he gave himself up, as the military
authorities had never looked after him. He had very bad sight, and was besides
labouring under a chest affection. The magistrates considered that under the
circumstances they could do nothing but discharge the prisoner. A good deal of
amusement was created by his answers and demeanour, and before leaving the court
he gave a cheer for their worships.
|PIPE WATER COMPANYTHIS DAY
Mr. JULIAN presided.
|PRESENTDr. Wycherley, Messrs. Sheehan, Gregg,
Keller, R. Scott, Keane, Cunningham.
| The week's expenses were £52 8s. 4d., consisting of £25
10s. 9d. materials, and £26 17s. 7d. labour, for which amount a cheque was
ordered to be passed. The committee were in debt £7,107 9s. 3d.
| Mr. Sheehan suggested that the Committee should borrow
money on debentures to pay off the debt. . . .