|THE AMERICAN WAR.
| Captain MAXWELL O'SULLIVAN,
attached to the 88th Regiment, and a native of your city, died at Fort
California, in the neighbourhood of Washington, on Sunday last. It appears that
his regiment was among those which penetrated as far as Manassas, during the
month of March last, on which occasion men and horses suffered dreadfully owing
to the miserable condition of the roads, and the inclemency of the weather. On
the return of the 88th to Fort California, O'SULLIVAN, it
is stated, entered one of the tents in a most complete state of exhaustion,
flung himself on the ground and was soon fast asleep. He had not been there
long, however, when a fire broke out in the tent, the flames of which reached
him before he was aware of their breaking out, and melancholy to relate, he was
most dreadfully burned.
O'SULLIVAN was esteemed as a very
efficient officer and was held in high regard by both officers and men. The 88th
is one of the regiments composing the Irish Brigade, the members of which are at
present with M'CLELLAN in front of Yorktown.
IMPORTANT TO EMIGRANTS AND EMIGRATION AGENTS.
|A CASE of considerable importance to parties acting
as emigration agents was heard at the Killarney Petty Sessions on Wednesday,
before Messrs. D. J. Cruice, R.M., Thomas Gallwey, J. M. Bernard, D. S. Lawlor,
and Richd. Murphy. The circumstances are these :A young country boy, named
Clifford, son to a farmer holding a small tract of land near Killarney, gave Mr.
Daniel Shea, emigration agent to Messrs. Chambers and Wilson, of Liverpool, a
deposit of £5, as portion of his passage-money to Australia, receiving in
return a ticket entitling him to sail by the steamer E. A. Bright. On the
following day Mr, Shea, according to his instructions, forwarded the £5 but, on
the next Saturday the boy's father acquainted Mr. Shea that the money, which was
set aside as part of the gale's rent by him, had been stolen by his son. The
money having been forwarded a day or two before, Mr. Shea, of course, could not
refund it. An information was therefore sworn by the boy's father to sustain his
statement, and a summons was served on Mr. Shea for having unlawfully and
knowingly obtained the above sum, &c. In the meantime a letter was
forwarded to Liverpool by Clifford, stating the circumstances under which his
son obtained the money, and a reply was received to the effect, that on that
account, the money would be returned if the son handed back the ticket obtained
from Mr. Shea. On the case being called, the plaintiff did not appear ; but the
magistrates were of the opinion that though Messrs. Chambers and Wilson acted
very fairly in refunding the money, they were not bound to do so as the
transaction was a legitimate one. The following letter was received by Mr. Shea
in reference to the transaction :
|Liverpool, April 21, 1862.
| SIR,In reference to your
letter, you are in no way liable to any proceeding at law in regard to this
matter. A contract ticket is issued in favour of the passenger, and we are
prepared to carry out such contract when the man presents himself here and pays
the balance of his fare. As the money is stolen and we are not in want of
passengers, we have promised to refund him the £5 when he sends us the contract
The summons against Mr. Shea was therefore dismissed. Correspondent.
|LODGING HOUSES.John Cremen,
Old Market-lane, a lodging-house keeper, was charged by Mr. Henry Mahony at the
Police Office this morning, with having three men sleeping in one bed in his
house. He was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. John Connor was fined in a similar sum
for a like offence.
|DRUNKENNESS IN THE CITY.A
very large number of persons were brought before Messrs. B. Gibbings, G.
Chatterton, and T. R. Sarsfield, charged with drunkenness, and were fined in
sums of 1s. and upwards.
|DEATH OF CAPTAIN MAXWELL O'SULLIVAN.
|THE New York papers contain the following:
Captain MAXWELL O'SULLIVAN,
of the 88th Regiment, New York Volunteers, under Colonel BAKER'S
command, died on Sunday in the Seminary Hospital, at Fairfax, Va., from the
result of wounds received by the accidental burning of his tent at Camp
California several days ago.
The deceased gentleman was the son of Captain JOHN O'SULLIVAN,
a native of this city, and long a well-known resident. Captain MAXWELL
O'SULLIVAN was possessed of remarkable and versatile
talents, and his untimely death will be regretted by many friends in Cork.
[see 1 May 1862
CORK CHORAL SOCIETY.
|WE are glad to perceive that the Committee of the
Choral Society are leaving nothing undone to make their approaching concerts
fully equal to their late music festival. In addition to the eminent artistes
whose names have been already announced, they have secured the services of
Arthur Napoleon, the celebrated pianist, and have thus added another great
attraction to their programme.
THE PARISH OF MALLOW.
|IT is with great satisfaction that we announce the
appointment of the Rev. JOHN M'CARTHY,
to the pastoral charge of Mallow, in the room of his brother, the late Very Rev.
JUSTIN Canon M'CARTHY. While the
people of Mallow must deeply regret the sad event that caused his promotion, yet
it cannot but be a consolation to them, to possess for their new pastor, the
faithful and pious priest, who laboured among them for so many years, with
self-sacrificing zeal, and untiring energy, and the fond and loved brother of
the ever to be lamented Father JUSTIN.
QUEENSTOWN SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
|THE screw steamer Hero, which arrived in the harbour
on Saturday from Hull, leaves to-day for the West Indies. She takes out, besides
a heavy cargo, a number of passengers, whose destinations are the Southern
States, according to rumour. It is said the vessel will first proceed to some of
the West India islands, and there wait a favourable opportunity to run the
|A YOUNG lad, named Denis Donoghue, who stated he was
from Rathkeale, was charged by Sub-constable Morrissy, before the magistrates,
at the petty sessions, held in Killarney, on Wednesday, with having attempted to
pick the pocket of a farmer, named Donoghue, in which were two half-crown pieces
and two shillings. At the January Quarter Sessions, held in the same town,
before Mr. C. Copinger, Q. C., the prisoner was sentenced to three months'
imprisonment for a similar offence. The money was missed by Donoghue shortly
after he found the prisoner in the act of committing the offence. Having pleaded
guilty to the offence, the prisoner was sentenced to fourteen days'
imprisonment, at the expiration of which, he was ordered to be sent to a
reformatory for the period of three years.Correspondent.
|SOME time since seventeen men of the Gen. Hewitt were
brought before the magistrates at Queenstown, charged with insubordination, for
refusing to proceed to sea in the vessel. The allegation of the men was that she
was unseaworthy. Notwithstanding their defence the men were convicted and
imprisoned. Recent intelligence, however, seems to have shown their
apprehensions to be well founded as the vessel is reported off Lisbon leaky.
|THE DOG NUISANCE.At
the Police Office, this morning, Mr. Sarsfield called the attention of Mr.
Parkinson, Sub-inspector, to an accident which occurred on Saturday evening, and
which was attended with fatal consequences. A horse and car were proceeding up
the Coal quay, when a dog flew at the horse, and caused him to run away,
knocking down a poor woman, who had since died of injuries she received. Mr.
Sarsfield added, that he alluded to this in order that Mr. Parkinson may give
directions to the police to summon the owners of any dogs that may be found
straying about the streets without muzzles or logs.