The Cork Examiner, 15 April 1862
AN inquest was held at twelve o'clock to-day by Mr. Coroner Gallway on the body of a boy named Daniel Gamble, who was found drowned yesterday evening in a vat or cistern on the premises of Messrs. Olden, Duncan-street.
   John Gamble deposed that the deceased was his brother, and lived with him in Philips'-lane ; he was about seven years of age ; he was dumb, and very simple ; witness saw him last on Thursday 10th ; he was missed that evening and nothing more was heard of him until his body was found in the vat yesterday evening.
   James Hegarty, a man in the employ of Messrs. Olden, deposed to having found the body of the deceased in one of ther vats in the concern ; this vat was used for holding a liquor required in the manufacture of soap ; it had not been looked at for three weeks before, as the liquor was not wanting, and he was engaged in pumping it out when he found the body ; the liquor in the vat was about four feet deep ; witness had not seen the child in the yard at any time before, but often saw him about the place ; the vat in which the body was found was the nearest to the gate, but it was railed off from the rest of the yard, and half of it was covered with boards.
   John Raile, another labourer, gave similar testimony, as to the finding of the body. He stated that there was a lamp [sic] to the gate of the railing, but it was not always closed ; never heard of anyone being drowned before, and was 30 years in the employment. A boy fell into the same hole, a long time before, but was picked out uninjured.
   The Coroner, addressing the jury, said it was very reprehensible for the parents of the deceased, having regard to the state of his mind, to have allowed him out without some person to take care of him. At the same time he would observe that it would be well for the Messrs. Olden, to keep the whole of this vat covered in future.
   The Jury returned a verdict of accidental death, concurring in the opinion expressed by the Coroner.

ON Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock a charge of shot fired from some of the adjacent fields entered the dwelling-house of Mr. Murphy, 11, Audley-place, through one of the front windows, destroying four panes of glass, also seriously damaging a valuable bookcase. Grains of shot were found among the books. Providentially no person was in the room at the time ; if there had been, it is more than probable they would have met instant death.
ROBBERY IN A PUBLIC HOUSE.—Cornelius O'Leary, a discharged marine, and William Horgan, whose appearance was that of a sailor in the merchant service, were charged at the police-office yesterday, with having stolen a sum of 17s. 6d. from Denis Harrington, also a discharged marine, and a native of Bantry. It appeared that the three men, and some others, were drinking in a public house, near Patrick's Bridge, and Harrington threw off his military great coat to have a sparring match with another man. The money, consisting of a half sovereign and three half crowns, was in an inside pocket, and when he put on the coat again and was about to pay for a glass he had broken while indulging in his frolicsome humour, he discovered his money had been taken while the coat was lying on the seat. The two prisoners were close to the coat, and were charged with the robbery, which they at first denied, but a policeman having been brought in, Horgan handed a half sovereign to the landlady and O'Leary handed her three half crowns. Informations were ordered against both prisoners. Horgan had, it appeared, been discharged from the navy as a worthless and incorrigible character. Harrington had been invalided.

DARING ROBBERY.—About one o'clock yesterday morning, George Brice, a gunner of the Royal Artillery, stationed at Ballincollig, was crossing Patrick's Bridge, when he asked a man, whom he met, the nearest way to Ballincollig. The man said he would go with him and show him, and they went on together for about twenty yards, when the man suddenly grabbed a silver medal which was depending from the soldier's breast and tore it away, tearing at the same time a long strip out of the tunic, to which it was attached. He then ran off, but the soldier, a stout active young fellow, pursued him, and after a smart chace [sic], overtook him in Market street, seized him, and held him in charge. The man finding himself hard pressed threw away the medal, but it was found shortly after by a country boy and given up. The prisoner was taken before the Magistrates at the police office this morning, where he gave his name as John Lillis, and pleaded that he recollected nothing of the transaction, having been drunk at the time. Informations were ordered against him.
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The Cork Examiner, 28 April 1862
   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.

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 ticket.”
   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.
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 for obituary.]

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.

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.

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 blockade.

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.
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