|ACCIDENTS.On Thursday an old woman, named Ryan, sustained severe injuries in the hip from a fall she got in the street. On being removed to the North Infirmary, she was immediately attended to, and is now progressing favourably. Wm. Connell, residing in Cross-street, applied at the same institution at an early hour Saturday morning for relief, in consequence of a serious wound under the left eye, which he received in a drunken row in Pembroke-st., said to have been inflicted by another man, named John Flynn, apprentice to a saddler. It seems that during the row Flynn threw a piece of brown ware at the injured man, which met him near the eye where several fragments of the missile remained. Dr. Sullivan, house surgeon, at once removed them from the wound and then applied the necessary remedies. Flynn was soon after arrested by Constable Conran, and brought before the magistrates that day, who remanded him until Monday, when it is thought Connell will be able to attend. The prisoner himself seems to have suffered a good deal, as his face is very much cut and marked. Another man who did not give his name, and did not wish to remain in the infirmary, called about the same hour to have dressed a wound on the front of his head, which, he said, he received as he was coming out of a public-house, from a friend of his who gave him a blow of a stick. After being attended to, he went away satisfied. About seven o'clock Friday evening, Ellen Regan, a young girl and a resident of Godsill's-lane, was brought in a car to the North Infirmary, and was at the time in a very prostrate and helpless state. She was accompanied by another girl, who, as soon as she got an opportunity, contrived to go off unnoticed, and without giving any information respecting her comrade. Regan, after remedies had been applied to her, complained of great pain in the stomach, and seemed to improve for a short time, but in a few hours she ceased to exist. There were no marks of violence on any portion of her body, and at present little further is known as to the cause of death. An inquest was held today.|
| At Kilflyn, county Kerry, on the 10th instant, the wife of the Rev. Thomas Hudson, of a daughter.|
| At Bally-M'Elligott Church, county Kerry, on Wednesday, the 10th of December, by the Rev. Thomas Moriarty, Ulysses Fitzmaurice, Esq., M.D., son of the late Maurice Fitzmaurice, Esq., J.P., Duagh House, to Lucie, daughter of William Sealy, Esq., Strand-street, Tralee.|
| On Thursday, the 11th inst., at Kanturk, Eames Rogers, Esq.
December 13th, at 23, Clare-street, Dublin, Robert John, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, Confederate States of America, the dearly beloved son of Robert Dowling, Esq., late Consul of the old United States for this port.
December 12, at Turtulla, county Tipperary, the seat of his brother-in-law, Nicholas V. Maher, Esq., Lieut. Robert Cope Hardy, Military Train, in the 27th year of his age.
December 4, at her residence, Broadford, county Kildare, after a short illness, Miss Anne Corcoran, aged 50 years.May she rest in peace.
On Thursday, at Lissanagh House, the Spa, Tralee, Major-General Stokes, aged 58.
| Lying-In Hospital£1 donation from Mrs. Oliver Morten ; ditto, from Mrs. Baker, Fort William.|
| THE CIVIL SERVICEDUBLIN POLICE COURTS.Mr. William Williams has been appointed chief clerk of the Head Police Office, vice Mr. Lees, deceased ; Mr. Samuel Alfred Cox has been appointed chief clerk of Kingstown Police Court, vice Mr. Williams ; and Mr. William Miller has been promoted to the class of first assistant-clerk.|
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER
| SIR,In looking over your columns this evening, I notice a review of Duffy's Hibernian Magazine. It said The present number of the magazine is most excellent. This I cannot let pass. I had patience till the second volume was completed. It was this kind of puffing that threw the Illustrated Dublin Journal into a consumption, of which it died. When you are sent a book or magazine for review, it is your duty to point out everything objectionable and worthless it contains, and the December number of the Hibernian has a good stock of most uninteresting articles in it. It contains but two articles of any meritThe Out- quarters of St. Andrew's Priory and the poem you mentioned by Caviare. The former is rendered most uninteresting from the way in which it draws out each chapter, which contains little more than two pages at a time, and is going on since January last. The latter is, as you say, excellent, and is only equalled by his (Caviare's) Flight of the Earls in the August number. This is rather a novel subject to trouble you with. But this magazine is the only Irish Catholic monthly in existence, and lest it should give up the ghost, as did its predecessors, I would not trouble you just now. It is only charitable to let the Proprietor know what the public think of it.
I am, Sir, your's
|A. J. GENTILI, St. Vincent's View. |
| Cork, December 11, 1862.
[EVEN if our correspondent's judgment regarding the magazine were correctwhich it is nothis principles of criticism are wrong. WINCKELMAN, king of critics, says we are to seek for the beauties of a work, before describing its defects,an axiom our correspondent directly contravenes. However, this is immaterial, since his opinion regarding the merits of the magazine is unsound. It is one of the best monthly publications of the day, and reflects credit on Ireland. There are many articles in this month's number of remarkable ability, as there have been in nearly all the past numbers. The public do not think of it as our correspondent represents. We only insert this letter, and make reference to it, because we think it may do the magazine some good.ED. C. E.]
COMMISSION OF OYER AND TERMINER.
| The Right Hon. Mr. Justice Keogh and the Hon. Justice Christian, sat in the Court-house, Green-street, at half-past ten o'clock on Saturday, and resumed the trial of Frederick Calwell Spear, who was indicted for having been accessory to the forgery of the name of Mr. John Dubedat, to a cheque in the Bank of Ireland for £192 12s.
Mr. Curran made some observations to the jury on behalf of the prisoner at the sitting of the court.
No evidence was produced for the defence.
Judge Keogh charged the jury at considerable length. His lordship fully reviewed the evidence presented on the part of the prosecution and carefully placed before the jury, the various considerations and speculations which arose on the case as made for the prosecution and the case suggested by the counsel for the prisoner. He said if the jury believed that the prisoner abstracted the blank cheque from the box in Mr. Dubedat's office merely for the purpose of giving it to another person to put his name on it, however improper such an act might be the present indictment would not be sustained, but, then they would have to consider whether that was his motive, supposing they did come to the conclusion that he abstracted the cheque. If upon the whole case they entertained a rational doubt as to the guilt of the prisoner, they should give him the benefit of it, but if they did not, however painful it might be to them to find a verdict of guilty against a person of his position in life, he was sure they would unhesitatingly discharge their duty.
The jury then retired and after an absence of about an hour, returned to court with a verdict of guilty on both counts.
The prisoner was then removed, sentence being deferred for the present.
THE LANCASHIRE DISTRESSTHE COUNTY KERRY MEETINGNOTICE OF THE O'DONOGHUE.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TRALEE CHRONICLE.
|Derriquin Castle, December 11th, 1862. |
| SIR,I beg leave to give notice of the following, which, D.V.², I intend to propose to the next meeting called by the High Sheriff for Tuesday next :
That while we gladly avail ourselves of the opportunity afforded by this meeting of expressing our deep sympathy with the distress which is said to prevail in certain districts in England, we are also fully sensible that the fearful destitution prevailing under our own eyes amongst our poor friends, neighbours and countrymen at home, has a first and irresistible claim on our charity.
You will oblige me by giving this a place in Friday's paper.I am, sir, your obedient servant,
|CORK HARBOURSHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.|
December 13th, 1862.
SAILEDGolden City, Brown, Queensland, passengers ; Secundus, Quica, London, grain ; Regulus, Hipanovich, Granten, grain ; Alfred, Junipeo, Granten, grain ; Wild Dayrell, Hedgecock, Belfast, grain ; St. Elmo, Lindsay, Oporto, general ; Crescent, Brine, Liverpool, sugar ; Margerita, Scotte, Londonderry, grain ; J. Franchoise, London ; J. and R. Young, Bristol ; Royal Albert, Bristol.
|December 14th, 1862.|
| ARRIVEDQueen, Bailey, Paraibo, sugar ; Milo, Smith, Sante Cruz, mahogany ; Europa steamer, Liverpool, for New York, and proceeded ; Galileo steamer, Duste, Glasgow, ballast, for Genoa.
SAILEDPioneer, Roberts, Poole, grain ; Valkyrian, Gjornee, Poole, grain ; John Arthur, Anderson, Liverpool, timber ; Breeze, Griggs, London, rape seed.
|(By Magnetic Telegraph.)|
| ARRIVEDDespatch (steam-ship), from Nassau and Halifax, for Liverpool, short of coals ; Van Lafert, Lahsen, New York.
The Queen, from Paraibo, landed captain and crew of the schooner Tom Sayers, from Shields, for Boston, coals. The captain reports having sprung a leak December 1st, and started a butt December 6th, and not being able to keep her free they were obliged to leave her in 30.30 W., 40.42 N.
| BELFAST, MONDAY.The St. Michael, Capt. Boyd, from New York, which arrived here to-day, had on board the captain and crew (eleven in number) of the barque Senator, of Liverpool, abandoned at sealat. 40.12, long. 65.40.|
| NEW YORK, DEC. 3.The Hibernia, from Liverpool, at Cape Race, 29th Nov. Indefatigable, Marwood, partly burned at St. John's, N.B., 13th Nov.|
THE WEST INDIES.
| SOUTHAMPTON, DEC. 14.The Atrato has arrived here. She brings no mails or passengers from the Pacific ports, in consequence of the heavy rains, which rendered the railways from Panama to Colon impassable.
The West India Company's steamer Avon, was driven ashore at Colon on the 22nd, during a heavy northern wind. It is expected she will become a total wreck. No lives were lost. 178 packages of specie were on board, which it is expected will be recovered. The brig Boliviar, of Dundee, has been totally wrecked. The Federal war steamer Bambridge, and merchant steamer Ocean Queen, narrowly escaped destruction and sustained much damage.
The Confederate steamer Alabama was at Martinique when the Federal steamer San Jacinto arrived there, and ran alongside her, but was ordered off by the Government. The San Jacinto watched her out of the harbour, but the Alabama escaped during the night.
CALCUTTA, CHINA and AUSTRALIAN MAILS.
| JUBAL, 14TH DEC., 3.15From Captain Weston, commanding s.s. Nemesis. We have 140 boxes of mails on board from the Colombo. We left Minicoy Island on the 3rd inst.|
AMERICAARRIVAL OF THE PERSIA.
|THE Persia, from New York, about which some uneasiness was beginning to be felt, arrived off the harbour to-day at 12.35. Her news has not yet come to hand.|
LECTURES ON AMERICA.
|THE first of a series of two lectures on America will be delivered at the Young Men's Society Hall, to-morrow evening, Tuesday, at 8½ o'clock, by Mr. Wm. Lane, a member of the Society.|
| INSOLVENTSHenry Hunt, late of the Rotundo Buildings, in the city of Cork, a prisoner in the jail of the city of Cork. George Allman, late of Bandon, in the county of Cork, nailer and shopkeeper. Jeremiah Carthy, late of Ballintubber, in said county, labourer. John Geary, late of Glenville, near Rathcormack, in said county, farmer. Denis Hayre, late of Clonbannin, in said county, farmer and road contractor, sued and arrested as Denis Hare. Ellen Roche, late of Grange Hill, near Fermoy, in the county of Cork, widow, dealer in soft goods. Daniel Twomey, late of Burathanathnack, near Macroom, in the county of Cork, farmer. Thomas Rahilly, late of Knockeragh, in the county of Kerry, farmer.|
|THE explanation of the delay in the arrival of the Persia is that when three days on her voyage her starboard piston was found to be disabled. At starting the wind was easterly, but fortunately it changed to the west about the time the accident occurred. From that period, with only one engine working, the Persia made 250 miles a day up to the last two days when the speed reached 280 miles per day. The Persia arrived in the harbour about one o'clock, and cast anchor between the forts. She landed thirty passengers.|
LANCASHIRE RELIEF FUND.
|Inland Revenue Office, Cork, Dec. 15th, 1862. |
| SIR,I beg to enclose you my cheque for £13, being a contribution to the Lancashire Relief Fund from the officers, &c., of the Inland Revenue Department, Cork collection.
As some of the gentlemen in my department have contributed through other channels, please have the goodness to acknowledge this as A contribution from the Collector, Supervisors, and a number of the Officers of the Inland Revenue Department, Cork, including Midleton district. I am, sir, your most obedient servant,
|JAMES DAVIDSON, Collector. |
| John F. Maguire, Esq., M.P., Cork.|
|AN inquest was held at the North Infirmary to-day by Mr. Coroner Jones on the body of Ellen Regan, a woman of the town, who died at the Infirmary on last Saturday morning.
Julia Tobin was the first witness examined. She stated that she lived in Godsil's-lane, in the same house with deceased ; deceased had been at the Curragh³ for some time, until about five weeks ago ; when she returned she stated that she had been hurt and used sometimes to complain ; on last Thursday night she came in about 11 or 12 o'clock ; she was quite sober then ; she never used to drink ; after coming in she complained of a pain in her side ; she did not complain of any one hurting or illusing her on that night ; the next morning she was complaining of being very unwell and stopped all day in bed ; in the night witness began to fear something serious was the matter and sent for a car ; deceased was put into the car and witness went with her to the infirmary ; when she and deceased came to the infirmary she said that deceased did not belong to Godsil's-lane ; she said this as she feared deceased would not be admitted if it was known she belonged to Godsil's-lane.
Dr. Sullivan, the house surgeon of the Infirmary, deposed that the deceased was brought to the infirmary on Friday night last ; the girl who brought her led him to understand that she was after receiving a fall that day ; the person who brought her is the last witness ; deceased complained of great pain in the abdomen, and appeared to be labouring under effects of drink ; witness asked deceased how she was hurt ; she said she had slipped and fallen down stairs ; he had her put to bed and the proper medical steps taken to restore her ; she sunk gradually, and died two or three hours after her admission ; held a post mortem examination on the body ; there were no external marks of violence on her. Her brain was much deseased [sic] as was also her stomach. The condition of her brain alone could account for her death.
The Coroner then charged the jury, who returned a verdict in accordance with the testimony of Dr. Sullivan.
[BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH.]
| QUEENSTOWN, MONDAY.The R.M.S. Persia, from New York on the 3rd inst., arrived off the harbour at 1.15 p.m. She brings 105 passengers and has 550,267 dols. in specie on freight. She landed here all the mails and 35 passengers. Since December 6th she has been working only on one engine, the other being disabled.|
|AN HONOURABLE ACT.Mr. J. M'Mullen, acknowledges, with thanks, the receipt, through the Rev. J. M'Carthy, P.P., Mallow, of £4, being the amount of debt due to him for flour (when proprietor of the Quartertown mills), by a former customer of his, once a small shopkeeper in Mallow, and now resident in America.|