The Cork Examiner, 1 December 1862
AN inquest was held at Passage on Saturday, by Mr. Coroner Honohan, on the body of Guiseppi di Christini, the man killed in the fatal affray, of which an account appeared in our issue of last Saturday.
   The following jury were sworn :—Henry Boland (foreman), John D. Evans, W. R. Penny, Dan. Hegarty, Michl. Murley, Daniel Murphy, John Flynn, William Thomas, William Waugh, William Creagh, Thomas Sullivan, Philip Hussey.
   Ignazio Tedesco, a powerfully-built, but rather ill- looking young man, about 21 or 22 years of age, was in the custody of the police, charged with the murder of Di Christini.
   Constable Cannon stated that the principal witness, a man named Lane, who saw the encounter, was absent, he having gone up to Cork, although warned by the police not to do so.
   The Coroner said that he would swear the other witnesses, and that if Lane did not return by the 5 o'clock train he would adjourn the inquest.
   Dr. Johnson was sworn, and stated that he examined the wound of the deceased man, Di Christini ; the wound perforated through the integments and the cartilege of the fifth rib, thence through the pericardium, and through the substance of the heart itself, into the left ventricle, thereby causing almost instantaneous death.
   William Ahearne, a labouring man, was sworn, and stated that he saw two men going up the road by Church hill, near the field where the body of the deceased was found ; has seen the body of the deceased ; deceased was one of the two men witness saw going along the road ; they were going along the road quietly ; the other man was the prisoner ; knew prisoner before the occurrence ; saw both men going into a field ; saw no more after that.
   To a juror—It was into Mr. O'Brien's field they went where Di Christini's body was found ; did not then know they were going to fight.
   Constable Cannon was then about to be sworn, when a juror said that it was no use to go any further without Lane's evidence. Lane not having arrived, the Coroner said that he would adjourn the inquest until next Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.
CROSSMOLINA, NOV. 26, 1862.—As two men, named respectively, M'Gloughlin and Walker, in the employment of George H. Jackson, Esq., of Fortland, were cutting through a piece of ground, and when about ten feet from the surface, they met with a solid piece of gold weighing 6 lb. 2 oz. When dug up it was shown to a man who had great experience as a miner in California, and he at once pronounced it to be gold of the best quality. On the men digging a little further, other nuggets of gold were discovered, and the workmen at once communicated the news to Mr. Jackson, who took immediate steps to have the ground properly explored. Already Mr. Jackson has had many applications from parties to purchase the land, and he is selling the ground along the river, in the vicinity of where the gold was discovered, at 2s. 6d. a foot. Over 200 men are at work at it, who have already succeeded in finding a number of nuggets of the best gold. The intelligence has caused very great interest in the neighbourhood.

   BANKRUPTS.—Andrew Carr, of Cornmarket, Belfast, in the county of Antrim, watchmaker and jeweller, to surrender on Friday, the 12th of December, and on Friday, the 2d of January. George Evans, of Skibbereen, in the county of Cork, woolen draper, to surrender on Tuesday the 9th of December, and on Friday, the 2d of January.
   GLORIOUS SPORT.—A few days ago Captain Peach, of Idlecott House, and some friends, killed in one day's sport in that gentleman's covers at Idlecott, 98 hares, 335 pheasants, 1 woodcock, 192 rabbits, and 1 wild fowl —total, 627.—Birmingham Post.

MESSRS. DYAS and HARMAN have just opened a new refreshment room at their establishment in Winthrop-street. It is very tastefully fitted up in the French style, the prevailing colours being white and gold, with painted glass pilasters at intervals. The room is lighted from the roof, which forms a graceful arch. It was visited during the day by a large number of ladies and gentlemen.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 3 December 1862
AT nine o'clock to-day, in the Courthouse, Passage, Mr. Coroner Honohan held an adjourned inquiry into the cause of death of Guiseppe de Christinia, belonging to the Italian barque Biaggio, from Palermo, which took place on Saturday last under circumstances already detailed. The names of the following jury, who were sworn on Saturday, were called over :—Henry Boland, John D. Evans, W. R. Penny, Daniel Hegarty, Michael Murley, Daniel Murphy, John Flynn, William Thomas, William Waugh, William Craig, Thomas Sullivan, Philip Hussey.
   Ignazio Tedesco, who stood charged with causing the death of deceased, was brought into court handcuffed, by Constable Cannon.
   Signor G. Milori, Italian Consul, was present during the investigation.
   Guiseppe Guglielmini, captain of the barque, was the first witness examined, and gave his evidence through Mr. Barry who acted as interpreter. He deposed as follows :—I knew deceased, he was a sailor on board my ship since 7th September, and belonged to Palermo ; knew the prisoner, Ignazio Tedesco, who is also a sailor on board since 10th May, and is a Sicilian ; do not know whether the deceased and prisoner ever had any difference on board ; was not on board when they left the ship on Saturday morning and do not know anything about the occurrence in question ; the prisoner was a good young man, but the deceased did not by appearance seem to be so good ; never saw either of them misconduct himself while on board.
   Vincenz Pristiani, a Sicilian and sailor on board the Biaggio, stated—I left the ship on Saturday morning with deceased and prisoner ; a little boy, also from Palermo, accompanied us ; we came ashore to get water, and there was no dispute or difference between them either on the water or on the shore as far as I know ; three of us went to the well ; I remained there filling the water, and the prisoner and deceased brought the barrels which were to be filled, each of them making two trips to the well, after which they did not return again ; do not know if they had knives with them at the time, but they generally have them on board, and take them about with them wherever they go.
   To a Juror—The way I knew deceased was killed was when the prisoner came back to the well he told me of it and said he was wouinded himself.
   Mr. Flynn (a juror)—I saw the witness coming out of the field by O'Brien's gate seven or eight minutes after the man was killed.
   The interpreter here again put the question to the witness, how he knew that deceased was killed, but witness seemed not to understand what he was asked and it was some time before and answer could be had. At last,
   Mr. W. D'E. Parker said—Mr. Coroner, the Consul says they do not understand one another.
   The Coroner—Mr. Parker, you are not to interfere in the matter at all, whether they do or not. You have no right to interfere.
   Mr. Parker—I am well aware of that.
   The Coroner—If you interfere again I will have you removed. You do not understand them either.
   Mr. Hegarty (juror)—As there seems to be a misunderstanding between them, it would be well, Mr. Coroner, if you had the evidence of the consul who understands the language better then the interpreter.
   The Consul—I beg your pardon, Mr. Coroner, the men speak the Sicilian dialect, and though Mr. Barry speaks Italian very well, the two dialects are as different as possible.
   The Coroner—Have we the facts as stated by the witness, as far as they are on this paper?
   The Consul—You have, sir.
   The Coroner—Is not that all right, then? I knew very well the consul would interfere, and he is quite right.
   Examination continued—After the prisoner told me he was wounded, I asked who wounded him, and he said “the dead man” ; I asked where he was, and he said “in the field” ; I asked who killed him, and he said “I did.” A little boy then met me and said a man was dead in the field ; I went with him and saw the dead body.
   A juror—Had they, during the voyage, any misunderstanding or dispute? No.
   To Mr. Penny—There was a Genoese also at the well.
   Mr. Boland—Was there anyone near the dead body when you went up? No. Had the dead man anything in his hand? I do not know. I was a little distance from him, and I did not examine the hand or body.
   Patrick Lane, farmer, Maulbane, deposed—I was coming out my own gate on a message for my master on Saturday morning, and I saw the two men jostling in the field. Did you see that man (the prisoner) there? I could not identify him, but from his dress I think I did, to the best of my belief ; I saw him afterwards coming down the road ; in the barrack I thought it was he from the dress he wore ; but I could not swear plump that he was the man that was jostling in the field with the other ; he was trotting down Churchill when I saw him on the road ; from his dress I would say it was the same man I saw in the barrack, on the road, and jostling in the field ; the prisoner is the man I saw at the barrack.
   To Mr. Boland—I saw them scuffling, after which one fell and the other went away ; did not go to see the body ; did not suspect the man was wounded until I went back from Mr. Brien's house ; after falling the dead man stood up partly and looked at the prisoner ; had no suspicion of his death at all but heard him screech. What did you think he screeched for? I did not know ; the prisoner was then a few yards away, but when he heard the screech he looked back and the dead man fell down again ; the prisoner then ran away. 
   Mr. Penny—Were they long engaged in the conflict? They were not after I saw them entangled.
   To Mr. Boland—I did not examine the body at all, but after I met Mr. Clarke's boy I asked him to come in and see what was the matter.
   The Coroner—What has this man to do with the matter? Why should the man go and examine the body?
   To a Juror—I was twenty yards from the body.
   To Mr. Hegarty (juror)—I did not see any knives in their hands, nor would you (addressing Mr. Hegarty) either if you were there.
   Michael O'Brien, boot and shoemaker, Passage, stated—On Saturday last the prisoner was brought into my house by a shipmate ; he was bleeding at the time ; I did not see a knife with him ; he was bleeding from his right side ; I think he would have dropped dead only for the way I bound the wound ; the shipmate told me to keep the prisoner there for a short time ; I heard there was a dead man outside.
   Dr. Johnson here said that both wounds presented the same appearance, and but that the rib turned off the knife, the prisoner would have suffered just as deceased did.
   William Ahearn, labourer, Pembroke, examined on Saturday last, repeated the evidence on Monday.
   Dr. Johnson, medical officer, Passage, stated that he examined the deceased and also the prisoner, and had no doubt the wounds inflicted on both were caused by exactly the same description of knife ; does not think the prisoner is in any danger from the wound received.
   This concluded the evidence, and the court having been cleared, the jury considered their verdict, which in a few minutes they handed in, and was to the effect that deceased came by his death in consequence of the wound inflicted by the prisoner. Tedesco was then committed, and the witnesses were bound over in their recognisances to give evidence at the Assizes. 
   Mr. Boland, foreman, said it was the wish of the jury that he would ask the consul if some means could not be adopted to prevent the sailors, when coming on shore, from wearing such knives as those used at the fatal occurrence on Saturday—that not being the first which took place.
   The consul replied that nothing could be done except to recommend the captains to impress on their men the necessity of not taking them with them ashore.
   The jury also decided, before separating, on memorialing the authorities in favour of Constable Cannon and the two sub-constables who arrested the prisoner, as they were of opinion that but for their prompt exertions he may have escaped.
   The proceedings then terminated.

NARROW ESCAPE AT PASSAGE.—A poor blind man named Con Flaherty, who generally sits at the foot of the hill near Rockingham, to collect alms, was suddenly called from his bench, on last Friday, by a gentleman passing by, when the demesne wall instantly fell in with a tremendous crash, carrying away the poor man's bench, the footpath, and a part of the coach road, which is now in a dangerous and unprotected state. Flaherty escaped with only a few slight injuries.
   THE EARLDOM OF CRAUFURD AND LINDSAY.—We are informed that this long and extraordinary case is once more to come before the public, a new claimaint having appeared in the person of Robert Lindsay, a retired sergeant of the 19th foot, parish of Kilmore, in the County of Monaghan, the only surviving son of the late Mr. James Lindsay, said to be the lineal descendant of the Earls of Craufurd and Lindsay. —Belfast News'-Letter.
December 2nd, 1862.
   ARRIVEDJane, Williams, Newport, coals ; Preciasa, Fernandys, St. Ubes, salt, &c., for Cork ; City of Baltimore steamer, New York, for Liverpool, and proceeded.
   SAILEDDon Diego, Smith, Glasgow, soda ; Sudan, Minnett, Kirkaldy, soda.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   ARRIVEDJulia Usher, steamer, Liverpool, for West Indies, put in through stress of weather ; Livorno, Glasgow, for Lisbon, put in through stress of weather ; Espia, Liverpool, for Monte Video, split foretopsail ; Shields, Taganrog. Off Cape Clear 29th November, ship Industry, from Montreal, for Liverpool, per pilot boat.
   DUNFANAGHY, THIS DAY.—The ship Earl of Derby, of Liverpool, has been abandoned off Torry Island. She was taken possession of by fishermen, and afterwards towed by Lady Franklin steamer to entrance of Rutland Harbour.

   On the 2nd inst., at No. 11, Mardyke Parade, the wife of Mr. John Hatton, of a son.
   November 30, at 20, Lower Pembroke-street, Dublin, the wife of Herr Elsner of a daughter.
   November 30, at 10, Lower Gloucester-place, Dublin, the wife of Mr. Edward King, of a son.
   November 28, at Barrack-street, Nenagh, Mrs. W. H. Bull, of a son.
   On the 30th Nov., at Monkstown, Dublin, the wife of Charles Hartpole Bowen, Esq., of Courtwood, Queen's County, of a son.
   On the 30th November, at Rathgar, Mrs. Richard Clegg, of a daughter.
   On the 1st inst., at Rathgar-road, the wife of J. F. Fleetwood, Esq., of a daughter.

   November 30, at his residence, Merville, Clontarf, of congestion of the brain and paralysis, Edward Lees, Esq., chief clerk of the Head Police-office, Dublin Castle.
   At the Island of Ascension, John Retalleck, Esq., R.N.
   On the 1st inst., Miss Margaret Sheehy, late of Nicholas-street—R.I.P.
   November 29, in Dublin, of disease of the heart, aged 18 years, Joseph, the beloved son of Mr., James Swift, Mullingar.—R.I.P.
   December 1, at his residence, Bridgefoot-street, Dublin, after a short illness, Mr. James Flood, saddler, late of Fox and Geese, county Dublin.—R.I.P.
   November 11, at Frederick City, Maryland, U.S., Sarah, the beloved wife of P. Bantz, Esq., and daughter of the late Mr. P. Murphy, of Harold's-cross, county Dublin.
   November 30, of consumption, Anne Catherine, daughter of Mr. John Flynn, of Dolphin's-barn, aged 21 years.
   At Cashel, aged 81 years, Catherine E. White, mother to John Davis White, Esq.
   On the 13th Nov., at Exeter, when on a visit to his brother-in-law, T. W. Gray, Esq., solicitor, aged 41, Henry Montagu Shallett O'Brien, Esq., of 6, Howley-place Villas, Maida-hill west, Paddington, third son of Donatus O'Brien, of Sidmouth, Devon, and county Clare.
   On the 26th ult., at the residence, of her son-in-law, Patrick Barry, Esq., T.C., Old Ground, Ennis, county Clare, at the advanced age of 84, Bridget, relict of the late James Quin, Esq., Rock View. Deceased was a member of one of the most ancient and respectable families in this county, and through life was esteemed by her friends and acquaintances. She died regretted by all who knew her excellent qualities and many virtues.

   DROGHEDA, NOV. 29.—A young lady, named Miss Isabella Mathewson, aged twenty-four, housekeeper at Messrs. Davis, Son, and Latimer's, the extensive drapers of West- street, in this town, was found dead in her bed on yesterday morning. It appears Miss Mathewson, who was a native of Scotland, had enjoyed excellent health up to Thursday night, when she retired to bed, and much excitement was caused in the town by her mysterious death. A jury of respectable shopkeepers, of which Dr. P. J. Grey was foreman, was sworn by the coroner of the county, Dr. John Fullam.
   Dr. Grey remarked that, although an unpleasant feeling was generally attached to the subject of a post mortem examination, still in a case of that kind, when they were sworn to return a proper verdict, and when deceased appeared to have been a person enjoying uninterrupted good health, it was impossible to come to an accurate judgement as to the cause of her death without such an examination. The deceased was a native of another country, who died away from her relatives, and as such there should be no means left untried for determining the cause of her death.
   The Coroner concurred in the remarks of the foreman, and was glad he had such an intelligent jury.
   Dr. Edward Ellis, who examined the body externally, deposed that there were no marks of violence. In reply to one or two jurors, he stated that if she took prussic acid a smell would remain ; but his opinion was, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, that death resulted from disease of the heart.
   Several jurors, who were apprehensive that poison might have been administered, wished for a post mortem examination ; but there were found to be eight to five against such a course. A long discussion followed, when several bottles in her room were examined, but no trace of poison could be found.
   After a protracted investigation, and the examination of several young ladies and male assistants in the establishment, a verdict was handed in to the effect that they believed, according to the medical testimony, that Isabella Mathewson died of disease of the heart. Many of the inhabitants are dissatisfied that there was no post mortem examination.—Morning News.

(Before Mr. HALL.)
TWO men named Michael and jeremiah Curran were brought forward charged with having been disorderly in Shandon- street yesterday. One of them, Michael Curran, was drunk when arrested, and assaulted the police constable. The other encouraged his companion to resist, and defied the constable to take him to the bridewell.
   Mr. Hall said the police should be protected from the violence of such persons as the prisoners. He would therefore remand the men until the presence of a second magistrate would enable him to deal with the more serious portion of the charge.
   A woman named Bridget Maguire, was sentenced to a week's imprisonment for having been drunk and disorderly in the streets, and for having assaulted Mr. Heaphy, publican.
   An old man named Daniel Hinchy, was brought forward in custody, charged with having been drunk in the streets yesterday. The Constable who made the charge stated that he found the prisoner lying on the ground insensibly drunk, and but for his prompt removal to the bridewell he would in all probablility have been stifled. The prisoner, who was dressed in an old coat and trousers, without apparently any under clothing, seemd in the last stage of existence, and was barely able to support himself when placed at the bar. His faculties appeared to be quite blunted from habitual intoxication.
   Mr. Hall said it was most disgraceful for any publican to give drink to a man in the state in which the prisoner was. The best thing that could be done for the prisoner would be to send him to the workhouse.
   The prisoner was accordingly discharged, and sent to the workhouse in charge of a constable.
   Informations were taken against a man named Tuomey, for stealing a fish out of a lighter lying at George's-quay.

CORK AND LONDON via BRISTOL.—We have received the London papers of yesterday by the Apollo, which left Bristol river at 4.10 p.m., and arrived off the harbour at 8.25 a.m. to-day, thus making the sea passage in sixteen hours and a quarter. The sea was very heavy.

ELECTION OF AUDITORS AND ASSESSORS.—This morning the Mayor held a court in the Corporation Committee Room, South Mall, when Messrs. J. L. Reeves, and J. G. Finn, were re-elected Borough Auditors ; and Messrs. T. Babington and W. O'Keeffe, Borough Assessors for the ensuing year.
   GREYHOUND PURCHASE.—The celebrated Blue Hat, after many inneffectual attempts to purchase him, has at length changed hands, and is now the property of Mr. Barden.
   Michael Folds, of New-bridge, is matched to play a marker of the United Service Club in a match of billiards, “1,000 up,” for £25 a side, in Dublin on the 20th December—whichever party withdraws to pay half forfeit. The table to be named on the 6th inst.
   A distinguished physician in Paris, Dr. Robert De Lambelle, announces that a shock of electricity given a patient dying from the effects of chloroform immediately counteracts its influence and restores the sufferer to life.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 6 December 1862
AT a MEETING of the Students of Mount Melleray Seminary, on the 28th ult.,
Mr. C. CLUSKEY in the Chair,
the following resolutions were unanimously adopted :—
   Proposed by Mr. J. F. GEARY, and seconded by Mr. P. MARTIN:—
   “RESOLVED—That we, the Students of Mount Melleray, desirous to mark our appreciation of the manifold benefits which our University will be the means of conferring on Catholic Ireland ; and not only on Ireland, but on every land speaking the same language and professing the same faith as this old sanctuary of Saints and Scholars, do enter heart and soul into the grand work of contributing , in unison without co-religionists throughout the land, towards the support of that noble Institution, which bids fair to rival the great Universities of England and the Continent, even in the palmiest days of their literary prosperity.”
   Proposed by Mr. W. A. BROWNE, and seconded by Mr. E. BURKE:—
   “RESOLVED—That we regard as a gross injustice on the part of the government, and an insult to our feelings, the refusal to grant a charter to our Catholic University, while a similar boon has been extended to Canada.”
   Proposed by Mr. J. M'CANN, and seconded by Mr. J. O'BRIEN:—
   “RESOLVED—That we regard the establishment of a Catholic University in this country as a matter of absolute necessity, inasmuch as in this age of enlightenment and literary competition, an alraming danger to faith and morals attends the progress of the Catholic student who is ambitious to become distinguished in the walks of science and literature.”
   Proposed by Mr. J. M'CORMACK, and seconded by Mr. J. DALY:—
   “RESOLVED—That we consider the zealous, pious, and learned Rector of the Catholic University, the Very Rev. Monsignor Woodlock, and the very able and accomplished staff of Professors associated with him, eminently entitled to the respect and veneration of the Irish people, for to their indefatigable exertions the future success of that great establishment must be mainly attributed.”
   Proposed by Mr. J. F. QUIGLEY and seconded by Mr. S. BOLTON:—
   “RESOLVED—That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded for insertion in the Freeman, Nation, Morning News, and Cork Examiner, in the hope that it may serve as an incentive to the Students of other Seminaries to co-operate in the great work of supporting the Catholic University of Ireland,
P. MARTIN, S. BOLTON, Secs.”    
   The following is a list of the contributions :—
Anonymous, per the President £1000
Mr. Cornelius M'Clusky, Glasgow 100
Mr. Patrick Martin, Clogheen 100
Mr. John Carroll, Australia 100
Mr. Patrick Prendergast, Clogheen 100
Mr. John Quigley, Dublin 100
Mr. John M'Cann, County Waterford 100
Mr. Joseph F. Geary, Fermoy 100
Mr. James M'Cormack, County Limerick 100
Mr. Joseph Molroney, Australia 100
Mr. Samuel Bolton, England 100
Mr. John Daly, County Clare 100
Mr. John O'Brien, County Cork 100
Mr. Thomas Brown, Newfoundland 100
Mr. Samuel Briggs, late of Douay 100
Mr. Thomas Burns, County Kildare 100
Mr. Charles O'Connell, County Waterford 100
Mr. Edmund Burke, County Limerick 0150
Mr. David Burke, County Limerick 0150
Mr. Michael Farrell, Lismore 0100
Mr. Thomas Petit, County Wexford 0100
Mr. William Brown, Waterford 0100
Mr. Denis Molloy, Thurles 0100
Mr. Michael M'Dermott, Sligo 0100
Mr. Laurence Walsh, Nenagh 0100
Mr. David Power, County Waterford 0100
Mr. John Buckley, Mallow 0100
Mr. Patrick Heare, County Waterford 0100
Mr. John Staples, County Wexford 0100
Mr. John O'Brien, County Limerick 0100
Mr. Patrick Fennessy, County Tipperary 0100
Mr. Edmond Hassett, County Waterford 0100
Mr. Edward J. Sheehan, County Waterford 0100
Mr. James Hothersall, England 0100
Mr. John Power, County Waterford 0100
Mr. William Crea, London 0100
Mr. Peter Quailly, Dungarvan 0100
Mr. Michael M'Nabe, County Longford 0100
Mr. Patrick Frawly, County Tipperary 0100
Mr. John Hogan, County Limerick 0100
Mr. Joseph Byrne, County Westmeath 0100
Mr. John O'Brien, Clonmel 0100
Mr. Patrick Davern, Tipperary 0100
Mr. Michael Heaffy, Dungarvan 0100
Mr. Thomas Farrell, County Roscommon 0100
Mr. Timothy Woodlock, Thurles 0100
Mr. James Hogan, Tipperary 0100
Mr. Michael Kelly, County Cavan 3100
Mr. Joseph Clarke, County Longford 0100
Mr. George Roche, County Waterford 0100
Mr. Patrick Burns, County Tipperary 0100
Mr. Thomas Mulleady, County Westmeath 0100
Mr. Peter Kearney, County Longford 0100
Mr. William Roche, County Limerick 0100
Mr. Timothy Deasy, County Cork 0100
Mr. Pierce Walsh, County Tipperary 0100
Mr. Timothy O'Connor, County Cork 0100
Mr. Patrick Dermody, Thurles 0100
Mr. Thomas Allmon, County Waterford 0100
Mr. James Quish, County Limerick 0100
Mr. John Roche, County Limerick 0100
Mr. Thomas Quinn, County Limerick 0100
Mr. Michael Burke, County Tipperary 0100
Mr. Thomas Boland, Cahir 0100
Mr. Bernard Kelly, Dublin 0100
Mr. Thomas Keating, County Tipperary 0100
Mr. James Sinnott, County Kilkenny 0100
Mr. John Flyn, County Waterford 0100
Mr. Tobias Hogan, County Limerick 0100
Smaller sums from the Elementary Classes 5100
Mr. Conroy 100
Mr. Healy 100

    Total 6900

   The Society of the Holy Family return their most grateful thanks to George Barry, Esq., Lota Lodge, for a donation of £5.
MESSRS. MARSH & SON have been instructed by the Personal Representatives of the late JAMES WARD of the Brickfields in the City of Cork, deceased, to Sell by Public AUCTION on the 22nd day of DECEMBER, 1862, at their Rooms. SOUTH MALL, Cork, at the hour of One o'Clock, p.m., unless previously disposed of by private contract, of which notice will be given, a Profit Rent arising out of Houses and Premises situate at the Brickfields, Lower Glanmire Road, in the Borough of Cork, producing £179 1s. a year subject to a head rent of £24 and held for a long term of years.
   For rentals and particulars application to
WM. A. DRINAN, Sol.,        
Queen-street, Cork.    

   On the 4th inst., at 100, George-street, the wife of Samuel Bradshaw, Esq., solicitor, of a daughter.
   On Tuesday, the 2d inst., at No. 5, Crostwaite-park, East, the wife of Peter Mitchell Roe, Esq., R.N., Assistant-Surgeon, H.M.S. Ajax, of a daughter.
   On the 1st inst., at 32, William-street, Limerick, the wife of John Tuite, of a son.
   On the 2d inst., at Clydesdale-terrace, Liverpool, the wife of Robert Hatton, of a daughter.

   At Castle Magner Church, co. Cork, by the Rev. William Hogan, P.P., assisted by the Rev. Francis Foley, Mr. John Kiniry, second son of the late Mr. David Kiniry, of Rathoneige, to Maryanne O'Neill, youngest daughter of Mr. Denis O'Neill, Kippough, in this county.
   On the 3d inst., at the Friends' Meeting-house, Pickering, Yorkshire, Lewis F. Goodbody, of Drayton Villa, Clara, King's County, to Catherine Ellis, daughter of James Ellis, of High Hill, Thornton.
   On the 4th inst., at St. Peter's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. J. J. MacSorley, A.M., assisted by the Rev. Loftus T. Shire, M. H. Driscoll, Esq., solicitor, of Dublin, to Elizabeth Maria, daughter of John Forster Elliott, Esq., Redan Lodge, Rathgar.

   On Saturday, the 6th inst., at Lahardane, Eliza, wife of William Lambert.
   At the residence of his brother, Eugene, youngest son of the late Michael Ahern.
    On the 4th inst., at his residence, Annacrevey, co. Wicklow, Richard Burton, Esq., aged 71 years.
   On the 4th inst., at Clonmel, Mr. James Buckridge, in the 60th year of his age.
   On the 17th Nov., at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, Mary O'Connor, the beloved wife of Michael Lane, a native of the parish of Donoughmore, co. Cork, in the 32d year of her age.
   After a long and painful illness, in New York, William Palmer, a native of Blennerville, co. Kerry, in the 67th year of his age.

December 5, 1862.
   ARRIVEDEmerald, Smith, Ibrail, barley ; Secundus, Gunci, Alexandria, wheat ; Rado, Liupi, Sulina, maize ; Duchess of Leinster, Newton, Kustendgie, wheat ; Immacolato, Laura, Liverpool, coals, for Marseilles, windbound.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   ARRIVEDEugienia, Quebec ; Albertina Peterina, Rio Grande ; Tasman, Montreal ; Eliza Jenkins, Marseilles, for Cork ; Dan, Callao ; James Hull, Pernambuco.
   SAILEDNepanthe, for London ; Everton, Greenock.

TWO men, survivors of a most disastrous shipwreck, have this day been landed at Queenstown, and received into the Cork Sailors' Home. On Sunday last the Eliza, a barque of 760 tons, Captain SMITH, left Liverpool for Monte Video, laden with machinery and coals. Her crew inclusive of officers consisted of twenty six men. After passing Holyhead the breeze freshened, and it began to blow strong from the South East. About two o'clock next morning the wind grew so strong that sail was shortened, and at nine o'clock in the forenoon the three top gallant masts were carried away. With the loss of these spars one man was carried overboard, another had his leg broken, and a third, one of two landed at Queenstown, a man named MONTGOMERY, had his arm dislocated at the shoulder. In an hour after the ship sprang a leak, and before long she had seven feet of water in the hold. The ship was then about mid-channel. All hands were employed at the pumps, but the leak continued to gain at the rate of an inch-and-a-half every two hours. The mate, an American named BURNS, urged the CAPTAIN to bear up for Queenstown, but the CAPTAIN refused. For twenty-four hours they continue in this position when the CAPTAIN at last consented, and the vessel's course was changed for this port. The wind, however, continued in full force, and the ship laboured heavily. All at once her three top-masts went by the board, and shortly after the sea began to make breach over her. One sea swept her fore and aft, carrying away with resistless force two boats, and no less than twelve men, not one of whom was ever seen again. At three o'clock she was completely awash and sinking. The two seamen who have been saved, WILLIAM LYONS, a native of Liverpool, and JOHN MONTGOMERY, a native of Scotland, got into the lifeboat and cut away the tackle. The boat was driven clear off the ship, and she was scarcely parted with it when the vessel went down bodily, with every soul on board, these two men alone escaping. A small schooner, named the Aspia, whose Captain was also an American, named SMITH, and like the lost vessel was bound from Liverpool to Monte Video, hove in sight to windward, and picked up the two men. They were received on board and treated with the greatest humanity. The schooner getting leaky, she had to bear up for Queenstown to get pumps repaired. She fetched our port this morning, when she landed the two poor fellows who had escaped from the tragical fate of so many comrades. At the Cork Sailors' Home they have been received with that kindness the institution is intended to show those in their unfortunate position, and every attention has been paid to them by the hon. secretary, Captain STUART, R.N., to whom, we may add, it is owing that there exists such an establishment. The seafaring inmates of the Home generously entered into a subscription for the shipwrecked men, and provided them with a sum of money and clothes.
   The survivors were the only two British subjects in the entire crew. All the rest were Americans, and all strangers to each other, as they had only been shipped four days before leaving Liverpool.

CAHIRCIVEEN, FRIDAY.—I regret to have to inform you of the death of Mr. John O'Donoghue, draper, of this town, a circumstance which has caused the deepest sorrow throughout the whole district of Iveragh. Mr. O'Donoghue was distinguished by his large and liberal charity. Of every subscription started here he was the foremost supporter, and it is mainly through his generous help that hundreds, now earning an independent maintenance in America, were enabled to emigrate. He has left a wife and eleven children to lament his loss. —Correspondent.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 9 December 1862
   A QUADRUPLE BIRTH.—On the 20th ult., the wife of James Garrett was delivered of four children—all girls. One was born dead, and two have died since. The surviving child appears likely to live. The mother is doing well. We understand that the necessary steps are being taken to obtain the Queen's gift in such cases.

   At Queenstown, on the 8th inst., the wife of Mr. Charles Grierson, of a son.
   December 2nd, at Loughrea, the wife of Jeremiah O'Leary, Esq., Manager of the National Bank, of a daughter.
   On the 6th inst., at 21, Baggot-street, Dublin, the wife of Dr. Bevan, of a daughter.
   On the 3d inst., the wife of Rear-Admiral the Hon. Sir Henry Keppel, K.C.B., of a son.

    On the 5th inst., at 5 Percy-pace, Dublin, aged 73 years, Mary, relict of Colonel Graydon, K.H., R.E.
   On the 6th inst., at 1, Serpentine-avenue, Ball's- bridge, Matilda Mary St. John Geraldine, the infant daughter of George W. J. Dagg, Esq., aged 5 months.
   December 7, at Mountain-view, North Circular- road, Dublin, Miss Mary Tyrrell, aged 68 years.
   December 7, at 56, Lower Sheriff-street, Dublin, Helen, the beloved wife of Mr. Patrick Coyne, aged 42 years.
   December 7, at the residence of her brother, 1, Lower Gloucester-place, Miss Catherine Parker, aged 30 years.
   December 7, at 1, Lennox-street, Dublin, Mr. Thomas Mooney, aged 31 years.
   December 5, at Templemoore, Michael James, the dearly beloved eldest son of William Connolly, Esq.
   December 7, at 18, Bay-view-avenue, Catherine Annie, the infant child of Mr. Edward Foy, aged 8 months.
   December 3, at New Grange, co. Meath, Annie, eldest daughter of B. H. Maguire, S.I., Kilkenny, aged 13 year.
   On the 4th inst., at the Hotel Mirabeau, Paris, Isabella Frances Renny, the youngest daughter of the late G. Renny, Esq., Director-General, Military Hospital, Dublin.

   The Confraternity of the Holy Family, North Parish, beg to return their most grateful thanks to Mr. Simon Flynn, North Main-street, for his donation of £1.
THE QUEEN has been pleased to approve of Mr. N. G. SEYMOUR, of Queenstown, as Vice-Consul for his Majesty the King of BELGIUM ; commissioned at Brussels 14th October. Exequatur delivered at the Court of St. James 5th December.—London Gazette, 5th December.

ARRIVALS AT M'CORMICK'S ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL, CORK.—George Ansell, M.D., and lady, London ; the Miss Ausells (3) do. ; John Miller, Warren's Point ; H. Lochnis, London ; A. Prangley, Bristol ; W. Smith, Sheffield ; James Eaton, Leeds ; Dr. Murphy and lady, Limerick ; John M'Birney, Dublin ; Captain De Vere, R.N. ; T. Ahern, Leeds ; H. M. Maxwell, M.D., and lady, Glasgow ; N. T. Hawke, Plymouth ; J. Davies, Birmingham ; Joseph Purdon, London ; Luke Shea, J.P. ; M. C. Cruikshank and lady, Glasgow ; J. Wallis, London ; A. M'Curdy, Manchester ; J. W. Frances, Dublin ; D. E. Leonard, Listowel ; — Lipscombe, 18th Royal Irish ; J. Byrne, Birmingham ; N. Evans, London ; Lieutenant Harvey, R.N. and lady ; Dr. Coppinger, A. J. M'Kenna, Dublin ; George M'Kenzie, Dundee ; William M'Kay, Greenock ; J. C. Campbell, Macroom ; James O'Connor, Limerick ; John J. Smith, Dublin.
THE Eagle, s.s., 70 tons, Captain Cappers, commander, arrived in Queenstown yesterday, from Glasgow, bound for Nassau. She is laden with ballast, and calls here for orders. It is asserted that her destination is not Nassau, but to run the Southern blockade.

December 7th, 1862.
   ARRIVEDEnea, Capuro, New York, wheat ; Circassian, Nichols, Alexandria, beans ; Temperance, Sheppard, Sulina, maize ; Elizabeth, Andersen, Sulina, barley ; Corner, Snook, Cardiff, coals, for Cadiz (pumps choked) ; Switzerland, Deary, Callao, guano ; Himalaya, Guardersen, Montreal, maize and flour ; Duchess, Soulesby, Montreal, maize ; Scotia steamer, Liverpool, for Halifax, and proceeded ; Mary Jane, White, Alexandria, beans ; Universe, Hutchinson, Sulina, maize ; Carron, Marshall, Eros, maize.
   SAILEDLe Coq, Roger, Liverpool, valonia ; Tangier, Melville, Liverpool, timber ; Currency, Gibson, Liverpool, timber ; Freia, Hellison, Waterford, grain ; Avon, Campbell, Londonderry, wheat ; Henriette, Mellin, London, rice ; Adamo, Zino, Dublin, wheat ; Lucy and Paul, Sachs, Dublin, wheat ; Luca, Ginci, Leith, maize ; Koningen Elizabeth, Reicke, Londonderry, wheat ; Byzantium, M'Bay, Belfast, grain ; Fair Wind, Crowell, Aberdeen, guano ; Diadem, Hansen, Greenock, sugar ; Savannah La Mar, Black, Bristol, sugar ; Eugenia, Harrington, Greenock, timber ; Tasman, Moore, Liverpool, grain ; Bertha, Foremann, Greenock, sugar ; Smyrna Packet, Proissish, Leith, grain ; Marion's Bride, Jones, Liverpool, grain ; Fortitude, Sloan, Glo'ster, maize ; Sir Robert Campbell, Stanley, St. Thomas, coals ; Livorno steamer, Ducat, Leghorn, general cargo.
December 8th, 1862
   ARRIVEDElizabeth, Andersen, Sulina, barley ; Arturo, Keilcivich, Odessa, wheat ; Valkyrian, Gerner, Trieste, wheat ; Bernhard, Bruhn, New York, maize ; John Arthur, Anderson, Demerara, timber ; Regalus, Steparovich, Mersijn, wheat ; Royal Albert, Gorman, Pugwash, deals ; Pioneer, Roberts, Odessa, wheat ; Harriett, Arecich, Odessa, wheat.
   SAILEDThetus, Jones, Bristol, oats ; William and Sally, Lee, Wexford, wheat ; Ceres, M'Carthy, Youghal, staves ; Spes, Dabonovich, Cardiff, ballast ; Cabot, M'Gregor, New York, ballast ; John Wishart, Delargy, Bologne, pig iron ; Alliance, Mossman, Leith, grain ; Diagones, Volker, Cardiff, ballast. [Luca went to Cork, not Leith, as reported.]
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   ARRIVEDErromanga, Sulina ; Minerva, New York ; Grand Master, Alexandria ; Millie Allessandro, Constantinople ; Minerva [sic], Demerara.
   OFF PORTSymmetry, Sturrock, from New York, grain, for Belfast, reports having been run into by the United States steamer Vanderbilt, on 19th November; lost bowsprit, stauncheons, jibboom, bulwarks, and several planks stove in—proceeded to Belfast.
   SAILEDNepanthe, for London ; Carl Von Truenfels, for Cardiff ; Mathilde, Dublin ; Success, for Glasgow.

   A YOUNG LADY NEARLY BURNT TO DEATH THROUGH CRINOLINE.—On Saturday, between eight and nine, a.m., a frightful accident happened at Mr. Goring's Deptford-road, which may terminate fatally to Miss Sarah Anne Goring, aged 16 years. The inmates were alarmed by hearing loud shrieks issuing from the parlour, and on the servant entering she found her lying on the ground, rolling about with frantic efforts to wrap the carpet about her. The fire was extinguished, and the poor girl was conveyed to Guy's Hospital, but so extensive were the burns that in taking off her clothes the flesh came off with them. The misfortune was caused by a lighted candle having been left on the ground by the servant, who had just lit the fire.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 11 December 1862
   PLYMOUTH, TUESDAY.—News has reached this port, by a private letter, of the massacre of an officer, 12 seamen, and two marines, of H.M.S. Penguin, 5, screw gun-vessel, Lieut. J. G. G. M'Hardy, employed in the suppression of the slave trade on the east coast of Africa. It appears that, in September last, while the Penguin was in the Mozambique Channel, four boats were detached from her for the purpose of watching some slavers along the coasts, after the usual manner of British cruisers. It was the intention to pick them up again at Fort Durnford, about 60 miles south of the line. The boats were, however, blown so far north by the trade winds as 1,200 miles from where they started, and arrived on October 25 at an Arab village called Bunder Feluk, near the entrance of the Red Sea. There, on landing to replenish their expended supply of provisions and water, they were set upon by the natives, and the whole of the two boats' crews massacred. The names of the unfortunate deceased are :—Sub-Lieutenant Fountaine, W. Mitchell (quartermaster), J. Carpenter (gunner's mate), J. Kemp, H. Stote, C. Kennedy, J. Watson, J. Childs, M. Jolley, R. Heath, H. Williams, and J. Pratt, seamen, and G. Hotton and C. Foley, marines. When the news left the Penguin had arrived on the spot to make reprisals, and had secured 20 of the murderers, whom it was resolved to hang.
   FATAL ACCIDENT AT GLANWORTH RACES.—A fatal accident occurred at Glanworth races last week by which a jockey named John Driscoll lost his life. Six horses started for the first race, and Driscoll, it appears, led on for a considerable distance, till he encountered a formidable fence, and rushing at it with great velocity the horse lost his stride, and breasted the ditch throwing his rider heavily at the opposite side, breaking his neck in the fall, and instantaneous death was the result. He was 33 years of age, and had the reputation of being a sober, well-conducted man. He leaves a wife and three children.—Constitution

WILLIAM Henry Barry, Esq., Post Master, Cork, and William Norwood, Esq., Dunmanway, have been appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Cork on the recommendation of Lord Fermoy.

   CERTIFICATES IN BANKRUPTCY.—James Walsh, of Nos. 6 and 23, Moore-street, in the city of Dublin, baker. John Blair Armstrong and Andrew Pattison Armstrong, both of No. 8, Wellington-quay, in the city of Dublin, haberdashers, trading under the name, style, and firm of John Armstrong and Sons. Thomas James Madden of Collooney, and Patrick Wall, of Sligo, trading under the name, style and firm of Madden and Wall.

   We have ascertained that the paragraphs which have appeared in some of our weekly and daily contemporaries, in reference to the Prince of Wales's marriage, and other Court arrangements, have not been inserted by any authority.—Globe.
THE Golden City, which arrived from London on Tuesday, and is at present lying in Queenstown harbour, took on board yesterday 237 emigrants for Queensland. The Golden City is one of the Black Ball line of emigrant vessels, and one of the finest passenger ships that ever entered this port, as regards symmetry, sailing powers, and accomodation. A large number of passengers, with their luggage, proceeded to Queenstown last evening, and the evening before, by the Queenstown Direct Railway. Mr. O'Leary, the active and obliging stationmaster at Queenstown, superintended their arrival there, and took care to transfer them safely to the hands of the local agents, the Messrs. Scott. The passengers were all safely on board at midday yesterday. The Golden City is to sail to-day. [see also 12 December 1862.]
   CAUTION TO YOUNG WOMEN.—At Southwark several respectable young women sought advice under the following circumstances :— The spokeswoman said that some days ago an advertisement appeared in a morning paper, headed “Highly advantageous to young ladies in search of employment,” setting forth that for the small sum of half a guinea the advertiser, who carried on an extensive business at 20, Bridge House-place, Newington Causeway, would teach young ladies the art and mystery of the sewing machine, promising them, as soon as perfect, to give them profitable employment. Witness, with several others, answered the advertisement, and had an interview with the advertiser, where she saw five machines at work, and, believing it was all right, she and her young friends paid the man their half guinea ; but, after receiving a few lessons of no use to them whatever, they found that they had been duped out of their money by an artful swindler. He agreed to give forty-one lessons for the half guinea at an hour a day, but after giving four lessons he refused to give any more ; and now he has left, and applicant and her friends did not know what to do. Mr. Combe—At present I cannot see that any fraud has been committed. He has not removed all his property away from Newington Causeway, and may return even to-day to fulfil his engagement. If he does not return, he will render himself liable to be convicted of fraud. The publicity of this application may be of use. The applicant then withdrew.

   It is announced (but not officially) that the second daughter of Prince Christian of Denmark, the Princess Sophie Marie Frederica Dagmar, aged 15, the sister of the Princess Alexandria, will be affianced to the Hereditary Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia, the Cesarewitch, aged 19 ; and that their confirmation is postponed because, previous to the ceremony, they will enter the Greek-Catholic Church.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 12 December 1862
   The Western Morning News gives the following from a private letter, which furnishes some particulars of the fearful tragedy recently enacted on the Arabian coast, not far from the entrance to the Red Sea. It appears that some time in the month of September, whilst the Penguin, Lieutenant G. G. M'Hardy, tender to the Narcissus, the flagship of Admiral Sir Baldwin Walker, at the Cape of Good Hope, was in the Mozambique Channel, four boats were detached from her for the purpose of watching some slavers. It was the intention of the vessel to pick them up at a place called Fort Durford, about sixty miles south of the line. On the vessel arriving there, however, nothing could be heard of the boats. As the wind was blowing steadily and strongly towards the north it was determined to cross the line in search of them, and when the Penguin was about thirty miles north of the line, at a place called Brava, news of the missing boats was obtained. The boats had been seen there, but as they could not get in by reason of the heavy surf they had gone on before the wind towards the north. The natives did not know of any landing place in that direction within 600 miles. When the boats left the ship they only had eleven days' provisions, and therefore so soon as the Penguin got news of them, she followed in their track with all possible speed, and arrived at a place called Bunder Feluk on the 25th of October. At this place the Penguin learned the sad news that the whole of the crew of the two boats, fifteen men in all, had been cruelly murdered by the natives. So far as could be learnt the boats' crews, finding themselves short of food and water on the Arabian Sea, and unable to return, landed with the intention of replenishing, and then making the best of their way to Aden, on the Red Sea. They had gone in their boats, from the time they left the Penguin in the Mozambique Channel, over upwards of 1,200 miles. No doubt their intention was, had they reached Aden, to have come back to the Mozambique Channel on the change of wind. They landed at the Arab village, named Bunder Feluk, to obtain water and provisions. The natives did not at first appear hostile, but on the contrary, invited them to come on shore. Sub-Lieutenant Fountaine, who was in charge of the party, did not deem it prudent, however, to risk all at once, although probably nearly famished with thirst. He therefore went in the small boats, with a crew of seven in each. The cutter was lying on the beach. As soon as the men touched the shore they were fallen upon and murdered by the natives. What became of the other two boats is not mentioned.
    The following are the names of the killed:— Sub-Lieutenant Fountaine, William Mitchell (quartermaster), John Carpenter (gunner's mate), John Kemp (A.B.), Henry Stote (A.B.), Charles Kennedy, James Watson, John Childs, Martin Jolley, Richard Heath, Henry Williams, Arthur Matthews, John Pratt, and two marines named George Hotton and Charles Foley. Mrs. Mitchell, the wife of the quartermaster, we understand, resides at Torpoint. John Kemp is the son of a waterman of Mutton Cove, Devonport. On the arrival of the Penguin, and the foregoing particulars having been ascertained, the officers in charge communicated with the native chieftan, and demanded that the murderers should be given up, or, in default, to prepare for the destruction by fire and sword of all the vessels, houses, and people of the place. After some delay, twenty of the murderers were given up to the commander of the Penguin, who was told that the others had escaped, or they also would have been sent. It was soon determined to hang these, as an example, to deter their countrymen from indulging in similar conduct. At the date of the last advices, about the third week in October, the murderers were awaiting their execution, which having been finished, the Penguin would leave that part of the coast. John Carpenter had only recently come into the Penguin from the Narcissus, and on this particular occasion took the place of one who was on the sick list when the expedition started. The Penguin had recovered some of the carbines of the murdered men, but had not discovered any of the bodies.

(Before the RECORDER and a jury of twelve.)
Maryanne Harrington, by her next friend, William Joyce, v. Edward Webber Wigmore.
THIS was an action for slander in which the damages were laid at £100. The plaintiff is a young girl of about sixteen years of age, who occupies an humble position in life, and the defendant, Mr. Wigmore, is the Quarter Master of the City of Cork Militia. The plaintiff entered the defendant's service as a child's-maid in September last, and while she had charge of two children, one of them a little girl of four years of age, became dangerously ill. On the 19th September, a few days after the child's illness was noticed, the plaintiff voluntarily left the defendant's service, to fulfil an engagement with Mr. M'Kinder, Garrison School master, which she had made previous to going to the defendant, but on the 23rd September she was discharged by Mr. M'Kinder. The plaintiff alleged that Mr. M'Kinder had dismissed her solely in consequence of a communication made to him by the defendant. This communication formed the subject of the action. It affected [sic] the plaintiff's moral character, and charged her with having deliberately misused the defendant's child and caused her illness.
   A number of witnesses were examined in support of the plaintiff's case. The details of the evidence are unfit for publication, but its general effect was to show that it was impossible the plaintiff could have been guilty of the act imputed to her by the defendant.
   Dr. Armstrong was produced as a witness, and examined as to the disease under which the child was suffering. He fully described the form of disease, and stated that the defendant was under an erroneous impression as to its nature. The evidence of the doctor was such as completely to clear the plaintiff of any suspicion of immorality.
   Professor Barry (with whom was Mr. Heazle) stated the case for the defence. The defendant, he said, did not deny having made the communication to Mr. M'Kinder, set out in the summons and plaint, but alleged that he made it without a malicious intent, and solely in discharge of what he believed to be his duty to society, having good reason to deem it true. That communication was founded on an opinion given by Mr. Jones, of Great George's-street, an experienced apothecary, and upon other matters which had come to the defendant's knowledge, but especially on a statement made by the child herself. The learned Professor stated the facts of the case at considerable length, and submitted that what the defendant said to Mr. M'Kinder was a privileged communication, upon which an action for slander could not be founded.
   The defendant, his wife, and Mr. Jones were then examined, and corroborated the statement made by Professor Barry. Mr. Jones maintaned the accuracy of the opionion he gave to Mr. Wigmore, and differed from the views of Dr. Armstrong.
   This closed the case at both sides, and His Worship having charged the jury, they found for the plaintiff with 40s. damages.
   The details of the case are of a very filty nature.
   Counsel for the plaintiff—Mr. J. M'Cartie. Agent —Mr. Scannell.
   Counsel for defendant—Professor Barry and Mr. Heazle. Agents—Messrs. Gregg.

Gunn v. Wilson
   This is an action to recover damages from Mr. Wilson, omnibus proprietor, for alleged negligence in connection with the lamentable occurrence at Portobello Bridge, when the defendant's omnibus tumbled into the canal lock, resulting, as will be remembered, in the death of several passengers, amongst whom was Mr. Michael Gunn, of Westland- row, the husband of the plaintiff.
   The defendant pleaded that the accident was not the result of negligence, but was caused by circumstances over which the defendant had no control.
   The case is still at hearing.

(Before Chief Justice Monahan and a Special Jury.)
Harte v. Whitford.
   This action was brought by Mr. J. P. Harte, a medical gentleman residing at Coleraine, Queen's County, against Sir George Whitford, of Mount Sandle, in the same county, to recover a sum of £337 for medical and surgical attendance extending to a period of about three years. To meet this demand a sum of £50 had been lodged in court by the defendant, who pleaded that this sum was ample compensation for the services rendered by the plaintiff.
   The case was opened yesterday, and concluded to-day, when the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff of £60 over and above the amount lodged in court.
   Sergeant Armstrong, Mr. Clarke, Q.C., and Mr. O'Driscoll, were counsel for the plaintiff. For defendant—Messrs. Whiteside, Q.C. , Mr., Macdonagh, Q.C., and Levinge.
(Before Captain MARTIN, R.N., and Mr. THOMAS H. TARRANT.)
FIFTEEN of the crew of the emigrant ship, Golden City, bound from London to Queensland with passengers, were brought before the bench under a warrant, charged with having refused to proceed on the voyage.
   Mr. R. H. O'Bryen, solicitor, appeared for Mr. Brown, the master of the ship, and stated that the fifteen prisoners were articled seamen of the Golden City and shipped in London for the voyage to Queensland, but having spent the amount of the advances made to them by the owners, they now wished to get rid of their engagement in the hope of getting another ship and another advance.
   The Master, William Brown, sworn, deposed that the weather was very bad during the run from London to Queenstown, and in consequence of this both he and the crew had to be continually at work ; on Sunday the men had to put pareling on to prevent the chafing of the standing rigging ; the hurry to leave London did not admit of the pareling being put on in port ; the accomodation in the forecastle was superior to that of any merchant ship that he had ever seen ; the wet the men complained of was caused by the cables in the hause holes ; when in the channel it was necessary to keep the cables bent ; at sea the hause holes would be plugged up and the cables drawn in ; the men had plenty of matting to stop up the holes, and there were seizings and spun yarn to make them secure ; there were only a few tubs of pitch and some cable in the forecastle, which were put there in the hurry of leaving dock and would be stowed away below ; the men got no unnecessary hardship ; the weather was very bad and they had to do a good deal of work.
   Captain Martin—Are there hoses over the hause holes?
   Witness—No, sir, I have never seen any. On the 16th the prisoners refused to obey my orders ; they would not work, and they refused to continue the voyage. I called them aft to ascertain the nature of their complaints, but they refused to come off the poop. I did everything in my power for the comfort of the crew, but for the first two or three days in a ship things are not settled.
   The mate and boatswain deposed that the crew were not worked more than necessary for the safety of the ship and all on board, and that in their opinion the prisoners had no cause of complaint ; the constant work was caused by the bad weather on the passage to Queenstown.
   The Prisoners, addressing the bench, said they required witnesses for their defence, but were unable to give the names of the persons they proposed to examine. When pressed to do so Captain Martin said any witnesses they could point out would be sent for.
   The Prisoners—We don't know any of them, sir.
   Captain Martin—Have you received the amount of your advance notes?
   The Prisoners—We have, sir.
   Captain Martin—Then you are robbing your owners, and that is not a creditable thing for sailors to do. You ought to fulfil your agreement when paid in advance for doing so.
   The Prisoners—We will not go on board of her again, sir. 
   Captain Martin said he regretted that such was the determination of the prisoners. He strongly advised them to return to their duty.
   The Prisoners still declined to return to their ship.
   Captain Martin—To show that the law will not allow seamen to disobey orders, and act dishonestly, my brother magistrates and myself have come to the conclusion of imprisoning the twelve men who got cash for their advance notes, namely,—Alfred Mammont, Alfred Kettle, Charles Gripps, Charles William Allen, Robert Woodlock, George Ahearn, Joseph Steward, Joseph Daly, Charles Blatt, John Dunne, Harman Sunderland and William Warren, for eight weeks with hard labour. The three other men—namely Robert Large, William West, and Peter Erickson, alias Hettercham, who have not acted dishonestly by turning their advance notes into cash, to the loss of the owners of the ship Golden City, we will only sentence to the lenient punishment of 14 days' imprisonment, as we consider they were led on by those men, who, it would appear, only shipped for the purpose of obtaining a month's advance without intending to work for it.
   The Prisoners applied to have their clothes sent on shore.
   Mr. Tarrant—We have no power to make any such order. You still belong to the ship, and the captain, if he thinks fit, has the power of taking you on board again.
   Mr. O'Bryan—Your Worships, the clothes of the men who are indebted to the ship will be sent on shore if they return the money we paid them in advance ; the clothes of the men who are not indebted to the ship will be sent on shore.
   The Prisoners were then removed by the Sub-Inspector of Police and his men.
   As the sailors had complained of their forecastle, Captain Martin visited the ship to judge for himself of the cause of complaint. Having inspected the forecastle and caused it to be measured, he found that all the requirements of the law were complied with, and that the complaints were groundless. Captain Martin was then shewn over the ship and expressed himself pleased with the arrangements on board. The apparatus for distilling 300 gallons, per day, of fresh from salt water, being at work, the Captain tasted the water and pronounced it excellent.¹

   SOUTHAMPTON, DEC 12.—The Teutonia from New York on the 29th ult. arrived off Cowes this morning. She brings 109 passengers, 88,967 dols. for England, 97,560 dols. for France, and 226 dols. for Hamburg. On the 30th ult. she spoke steamers Transit and American and ship Orien. News anticipated.

   SOUTHAMPTON, DEC 12.—The Ellora has arrived with heavy portion of the above mails and 280 bales raw silk. Heavy gales prevailed in the neighbourhood of Gibraltar. It was feared the British barque Mary Catherine would become a total wreck.

   GLASGOW, THURSDAY.—The interest felt in the issue of the refusal of the Rev. P. M'Laughlan, Roman Catholic clergyman, to answer certain questions put to him, relative to what he knew of a theft said to have been committed by Terence M'Kee, a labourer, attracted a large number to the Justice of the Peace Court to-day. Mr. M'Laughlan was brought forward, and asked what resolution he had come to on the subject. He reiterated his refusal to answer the question, on the ground of conscientious scruples. He was then sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment. Some marks of disapprobation ensued in court, which were speedily suppressed.

   The Right Hon. Justice Keogh and Hon. Justice Christian sat at half-past ten o'clock this morning, at the Court-house, Garden-street, and proceeded with the trial of prisoners.
   Charge of Arson.—James Mitchell and Patrick Reilly, late pauper inmates of the South Union Workhouse, were indicted with having on the 16th of November, wilfully and maliciously set fire to one of the dormitories of that establishment.
   Mr. J. E. Walshe, Q.C., and Mr., C. R. Barry, Q.C., prosecuted on behalf of the crown.
   The prisoners were undefended.
   Peter Keenan sworn and examined—I was an inmate of the house on the night of the 16th November ; the prisoner slept with me ; about two minutes before ten o'clock I saw the prisoners with Michael Moriarty and William Johnson light matches and apply them to the straw of their own beds and bedding, and also to the beds on either side of them ; Wardmaster Reid came up soon after and let us out ; there were 73 persons besides the prisoners in the same room that night.
   Samuel Green, another inmate of the house, gave similar testimony. Any of the paupers who tried to leave the dormitory after being aroused by the alarm of fire, were struck on the hand by Moriarty with a stick.
   Wardmaster Rice [sic] deposed that he was alarmed by the cry of “fire,” and on going to the room found it full of fire and smoke ; the door of the dormitory was completely burned down.
   This closed the case for the prosecution.
   Mr. Justice Christian asked the prisoners if they had any witness to produce.
   Reilly—No, my lord ; but I have a complaint to make against two of the officers, for the way in which they used me in the tan yard on that night.
   Mr. Justice Christian, in charging the jury, said that if the jury believed the evidence, he was bound to tell them that in point of law the offences charged against the prisoners had been made out. If the jurors believed the prisoners set fire to the bedding in the dead of night, and in a room in which there were 73 other persons—if the jury believed that they did so under the circumstances deposed to—circumstances which clearly indicated an intention to set the house on fire, because the fire was placed against the door of the apartment—then the charge was clearly made out. It was fearful to contemplate what the consequences might have been if the alarm had not been so soon and so effectually given. If the jury believed the evidence they must convict the prisoners.
   The jury, without leaving the box, returned a verdict of guilty. Sentence deferred.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 15 December 1862
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 SERVICE—DUBLIN 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.

   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 merit—The 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 correct—which it is not—his 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.]

   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.

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,
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 sea—lat. 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.

   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.

   JUBAL, 14TH DEC., 3.15—From 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.

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.

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.

   INSOLVENTS—Henry 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.

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.

   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.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 16 December 1862
THE second of a series of these balls came off on Friday night at the Queen's Arms Hotel, Mallow, and like its predecessor, was very successful ; the following being some of those present :— Lieutenant-Colonel Williamson, Mrs. and Miss Helen Williamson, Castle View ; Richard Longfield, Mrs. and Miss Longfield Longueville ; Lieutenant- Colonel Aldworth, Newmarket ; George S. Ware, Woodfort ; A. Sheils and Mrs. Sheils, Bareforrest ; Col. D'Oyley, 11th Regiment, Cork ; Miss Rogers, Mallow ; Mr. G. C. Dunscombe, Mount Desert ; Major Russell, Mallow ; Miss Ware, Cork ; Doctor Barry, Mallow ; Lady Colleton, Barracks, Buttevant ; Captain Smith, 95th Regiment, Fermoy ; Mrs. and Misses Longfield, Castlemary ; Captain Longfield, Miss Maunsel, Capt. Maxwell, 80th Regiment, and Miss Tooper, Longueville ; Captain Rock, Mallow Castle ; Captain John Longfield, Mrs. Longfield, Miss Beasly and Miss Holmes, Waterford ; Captain Davies and the Misses Davies (2), The Garland, Mallow ; Captain Aldworth, Miss Aldworth, Newmarket ; Mr. H. B. Franks, T. J. Franks, and Miss Franks, Knocklong, Limerick ; Mrs. Conway Hurley, and Miss Bryan, Bridge House, Tralee ; Captain Croker. The Misses Croker (2), and Miss Croker [sic], The Grange, County Limerick ; Edward Lloyd, Mallow ; Mr. William Johnson, Mrs. Captain Howe and Miss Hoggin, Kilbrack ; —— Royse, S.I., Mallow ; Captain Montague, 11th Hussars, Captain Cunningham, do., Mr. Preston, do., Mr. W. G. Walmesley, do. Mr. Sartoris, do. Caher ; P. Russell, Mount Russell ; Captain Quin, Lough Corr Castle ; Captain Light, 68th Regiment, Fermoy ; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver, Rock Mills ; Major Miller, Buttevant ; Arthur Creagh, Mallow ; Miss Westrop, do. ; Mr. Dawson, Wood Park ; Thomas Franks, Carrig Park ; Captain Hickson, 87th Regiment, Buttevant ; Mr. Dawson, 73d Regiment ; Doctor Clarke, Buttevant Barracks ; Mr. Dawson, 18th Regiment, do. ; Mr. Burgess, 46th Regiment, do. ; Mr. Thacker, 18th Regiment, do. ; Mr. Prendergast, St. Ann's Hill, Blarney ; Mrs. and Miss Johnson, Mallow ; Mr. Smith, 80th Regiment, Buttevant ; Mr. Goddard, Buttevant ; Mr. White, and Miss White, England ; Mr. Reynolds &c.
   CHARGE AGAINST A PROTESTANT CLERGYMAN.—At the Pewsey (Wilts) Petty Sessions yesterday, the Rev. Herbert Williams, curate of Tidcombe and Fosbury, was charged with an indecent assault on a respectable girl, aged 17, nurse in the house of a Mr. Barnes, where prisoner occasionally resided. According to the girl's statement, on 26th November last, while she, the prisoner, and the child were alone in the parlour, all the imates having gone out, he kissed her and committed the assault charged. She told Mrs. Barnes on her return. Her father went to see the prisoner the following day at dinner time, when he said that if he had done wrong he was sorry for it, and wished to be forgiven. The magistrates committed the prisoner for trial at the next quarter session at Devizes, allowing bail, himself in £100, and two sureties in £50 each. The prisoner is a married man with one child.
   DISGRACEFUL CASE OF SEDUCTION.—At Goole petty sessions, before Messrs. J. Wells, and William Coulman, Ann Oldridge charged her uncle, John Isle, with being the father of her illegitimate child. From the evidence adduced, it transpired that the defendant, having no children of his own, had undertaken to educate and bring up his niece, and he had taken advantage of the opportunbities thus afforded him to accomplish her ruin. He subsequently continued the criminal intercourse, the result being the birth of a child. Several witnesses, who were called in corroboration of complainant's statement, gave their evidence very unwillingly ; but the Bench had no difficulty in arriving at a decision, and ordered the defendant to pay 2s. 6d. per week, and also to discharge the costs of the hearing. The decision seemed to give general satisfaction to a crowded court.—York Herald.
   SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO ROBERT WATSON, ESQ, MASTER OF THE CARLOW AND ISLAND HOUNDS.—Mr. Watson met with a very serious accident, a day or two since, when following the hounds at Shrule, near Gorey. When crossing a fence, Mr. Watson's horse fell, and then rolled over him, and one of his legs was broken a little below the knee. He was conveyed to a neighbouring house, where the leg was set and dressed by Dr. Sims, and Mr. Watson was then conveyed to his own residence, Evergreen Lodge, Fenagh. It is satisfactory to know that he is now progressing very favourably.
   BELFAST, MONDAY EVENING.—His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant arrived here at 6.30 p.m. A vast crowd assembled at the railway terminus, who cheered loudly on his Excellency arriving. The carriage in which he was seated was followed by a large concourse of the inhabitants to the Northern Counties Railway, where a special train was in readiness to convey his Excellency to Massareene Park, Antrim, the seat of Lord Massareene. His Excellency attended the ball given by the latter nobleman, and will arrive in Belfast to-morrow (Tuesday) evening to be present at a ball which is to take place in the Ulster Hall.

THE Countess of Listowel has given the sum of £2 for the use of the children of the Ballyhooly schools. Many other praiseworthy acts are her ladyship's. Among them may be mentioned her large yearly gifts of clothing and fuel, her munificent Christmas charities ; while to her generosity the poor man in debt never applied in vain. Surely such acts are noble and deserve to be known, that they may be imitated.—Correspondent.

THE MAGISTRACY.—Mr. Henry L. Young, Leemount, has been appointed a magistrate of the county on the recommendation of the Right Hon. Lord Fermoy.

ACCIDENT.—On yesterday William Barry, a smith employed at the dockyards of Messrs. Robinson, Lower Glanmire Road, was carried to the South Infirmary with his leg fractured. It appears that, while engaged at his work, some heavy iron plates slipped off a shelf immediately above his head, and falling on his leg caused the above injury. He is now doing well.

POLICE OFFICE.—The magistrates presiding this morning were Messrs. F. Mullan and C. J. Cantillon. A man named Cornelius Coghlan, and two women, Smith and Wilson, were charged with being disorderly in Patrick-street last night at 11 o'clock. It appeared on investigation that the two women, who were the noisiest of the party, had been assaulted by Coghlan, who was fined 5s., the women being discharged.
   A large number of hackney car drivers and owners were summoned by Mr. Joyce, inspector, for various offences against the bye-laws. Fines varying from 1s. to 5s. were inflicted in the various cases. The Corporation inspector summoned Mr. P. Murphy, Great George's-street, for obstructing the footpath opposite his house by allowing an empty crate to remain there. A fine of 1d. and costs was inflicted. Mr. Rogers, photographer, Grand-parade, was fined in the same amount for having a photographic case and frame outside the door of Mr. Lovell's Grand-parade.
   A wretched-looking woman, named Mary White, residing in Peter's Church-lane, appeared to answer a summons issued against her husband, Richard White, to recover a pair of boots entrusted to him by a Mr. William Jordan. The prosecutor said he gave the boots to the defendant to make, paying him a small portion of their price in advance. He learned since that the boots were pledged, and he could not recover them from White. White's wife said that her husband had got the boots from Jordan, but owing to the great distress they (the defendant and family) were in, they were obliged to pledge them. Three of her children had been very ill in scarlatina, and two of them died, and it was to help purchase a coffin for the last that died that the boots had been pledged. Her husband would release the boots and would make them for Mr. Jordan if he got time. Mr. Jordan said he was willing to release the boots if White would make them now. The magistrates adjourned the case to have this proposition carried out, directing that Mr. Jordan should be paid by White as soon as possible the difference between the cost of making the boots and the amount of releasing them from pawn— amounting to about a shilling. The woman gladly assented to this arrangement.
   Mr. M'Gill, auctioneer, was summoned by a dealer in the market, named M'Cormick, to recover 2s. 6d., the price paid him (Mr. M'Gill) for two pictures purchased by the plaintiff at an auction held by Mr. M'Gill a few evenings since. M'Cormick said Mr. M'Gill warranted the pictures to be painted in oil, but that it afterwards turned out they were only coloured engravings. Mr. M'Gill admitted the warranty which was given owing to its being gaslight at the time of sale and his being unable to see distinctly, but said when the sale was effected to M'Cormick that he (Mr. M'Gill) told him he should take the pictures whatever they were, and that M'Cormick assented to this. The magistrates gave a decree to have the price of the pictures returned to M'Cormick, as well as the cost of the summons.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 23 December 1862
   THE MAGISTRACY.—Sir Lionel Darell, Bart., of Churchtown House, Churchtown, Buttevant, has been appointed a magistrate for the County of Cork.

   Dec. 10, at Templemore, the wife of Michael Treacey, Esq., of a son.
   Dec. 16, at Linfield-house, Pallasgreen, the wife of Thomas Stewart Brodie, Esq. [sic]

   Nov. 27, at Annamoe, by the Rev. Thomas Coleman, P.P., John Byrne, Esq., Coolgraney, county Wexford, to Lucy, youngest daughter of Michael Byrne, Esq., P.L.G., Moniston, county Wicklow.

   On the 15th inst., at 34, Devonshire-place, Portland-place, Helena Laura, aged 16 years, the beloved daughter of Major and Mrs. Beare.
   Dec. 20, at his residence, 60, Harcourt-street, Dublin, aged 26 years, Robert M. Murphy, eldest son of Mr. Charles Stuart Murphy, of Newgrove- avenue, Sandymount.
   Dec. 21, at Nangor, Clondalkin, Mr. Michael Mangan, in the 50th year of his age.
   Dec. 21, at 11, Dame-street, Dublin, Capt. Wm. H. Murray, of the Manx Hotel, Fleet-street.
   Dec. 18, at 8, Islington-street, Salford, Adam Vesey Colclough, eldest son of Patrick S. Colclough, late of Anneville, Queen's County.

   Lying-in Hospital—Mrs. Moore Kyle, in liquidation of debt, £1.
   Rev. J. Cummins has received from A Friend, per Mr. Townsend, £1, for the last Charity Sermon, for the St. Patrick's Orphan Asylum.

ROBBERY IN A TRAIN.—As was stated in yesterday's issue, a warrant was signed by Mr. T. M. Cummins, J. P., Queenstown, for the arrest of the parties concerned in this robbery which was alleged to have taken place on Sunday night in a third class carriage on the Queenstown Direct Line, between the Carrigaloe and Monkstown Ferry Stations. Later in the day, Constable Hampton, to whom the execution of the warrant was entrusted, arrested the men on board their ship in the harbour. Their names are Meyer and Gripnets, both Dutchmen. On being taken before Messrs. Cummins and Martin, they were each, after evidence of the circumstances was given, sentenced to ten days' imprisonment. Prosecutor, John Nash, was also returned his chain by prisoner Meyer, which had been stolen on the night in question.
December 22nd, 1862.
   ARRIVEDAden, Dodds, Quebec, timber, for Holyhead, making water.
   SAILEDPeter Bahlrus, Horst, Sligo, grain ; Viscount Canning, Murphy, Calcutta, salt ; Frederick, Koln, Tralee, maize ; Benjamin 1st, Rosa, Dublin, wheat ; Carron, Marshall, Limerick, grain ; Eglantine, Dorkin, Cardiff, ballast ; Jeannette Roulina, Hockerson, Glo'ster, wheat ; Christian Rankin, M'Dowell, Sourabaya, salt ; Bernhard, Bruhie, Dunkirk, maize.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   ARRIVEDNightingale, Greenock, for Newfoundland, leaky—captain and crew sick.
   SAILEDObey, Gluckstadt ; Dan, Rio Janeiro.
   The Norwegian ship Himalaya, in sailing out this morning, got foul of the English brig Duchess of Leinster. Both vessels received some damage, and the Himalaya yet remains.
   DUNFANAGHY, TUESDAY (per Llyod's agents).—The ship J. S. Parsons, of New York (Ellis, master), from Liverpool to New York, is a total wreck in Innisadda Island, west of Bloody Foreland. The first and third mates, and five seamen drowned ; remainder saved ; ship going to pieces.

THE relief committee of this town met on Sunday, after the last Mass, at the Bishop's Palace.
The Right Rev. Dr. MORIARTY in the chair.
   Present—Rev. J. O'Connor, D.D. ; Mr. Gallwey, Mr. Cruise, R.M. ; Mr. F. H. Downing, Mr. J. C. O'Riordan, Mr. O. C. M'Dermott, and Dr. Griffin.
   In the course of the proceedings, Mr. Gallwey, agent to the Kenmare estates, read a letter which he received that morning from Lord Castlerosse, in which his lordship observed—“The best charity consists in the giving of employment, and I wish to undertake some useful works which will help to keep the able-bodied out of the work- house. I therefore authorise you, at your discretion, to employ as many as the emergency requires.”
   Several subscriptions were handed in, including £5 from the O'Donoghue, M.P., whose sympathy for the local starving poor of Killarney is well known to all here.
   I understand that the Dowager the Countess of Kenmare has forwarded a very liberal subscription to the superioress of the Convent of Mercy, for the distribution of food and clothing among the poor children attending their schools. Those charitable and sainted ladies who are unceasingly administering relief and consolation as far as their funds will allow them, to the sick poor of Killarney, are now beginning to experience the pressure of the times.
   Arrangements are in contemplation by Mr. Gaynor, Superior of the Presentation Brothers, to provide, for a considerable period, the poor children attending their schools with substantial morning meals. This laudable work will to a great extent be the means of materially mitigating the poverty which these poor children invariably suffer.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 27 December 1862
   The Right Hon. the Attorney-General has appointed Richard O'Reilly, Esq., to be Assistant Crown Counsel for the county of Meath on the Home Circuit, vacant by the promotion of E. P. Levinge, Esq., to an Italian judgeship.
   The Right Hon. the Attorney-General has appointed Lionel E. Fleming, Esq., to be Sessional Crown Solicitor for the County of Longford.

   On the 22d inst., at Garville-avenue, Rathgar, the wife of Edmund Wm. Davy, Esq., M.B., of a son.
   Dec. 22, at Wardour Castle, Wiltshire, the Lady Tichbourne, of a son and heir.
   On the 26th inst., at Glenflesk Castle, county Kerry, Mrs. Cronin Coltsman, of a son.
   On the 23d inst., at Nadrid, the wife of the Rev. Samuel Penrose, of a son.

   Dec. 22, in St. George's Church, Dublin, Archibald St. George, jun., Esq., second son of the late Lieut.- Col. St. George to Kate, second daughter of Archibald St. George, Esq., [sic] of Grenville-street, barrister-at-law.
   On the 23d inst., at Kilfane Church, county Kilkenny, by the Archdeacon of Ossory, the Rev. James Morton, rector of the parish of Farrahy, diocese of Cloyne, to Lavinia Mary, youngest daughter of the late Henry A. Bushe, Esq., of Glencairne, co. Waterford.

   On the 22d inst., at his residence, Midleton, George Fitzgibbon, Esq., in the 70th year of his age.
   Dec. 27th, at his residence, No. 8, Great George's-street, West, Jane, the beloved wife of Mr. James Long.
   On the 18th inst., Mr. Wm. Whyte, of Monasterevan, county Kildare, aged 78 years.
   On Thursday, the 25th instant, at her residence, 13, Great Charles-street, Mountjoy-square, Francis, relict of Gustavus Brooke, Esq.
   On Thursday, the 25th of December, at his residence, Dunmanway, after a brief illness, John Heazle, Esq., in his 67th year—deeply regretted.
   Dec. 25, at his residence, 184, Great Brunswick- street, Dublin, Edw. M. Bermingham, Esq.

   The Sisters of Mercy gratefully acknowledge having received from Venerable Archdeacon O'Shea, £5, for the Charities under their care.
   Very Rev. Canon Corkran, P.P., Tracton, gratefully acknowledges the sum of £5, for the poor of his parish, from John Carmichael, Esq., Cork.

   A YOUNG LADY BURNT TO DEATH THROUGH CRINOLINE.—This morning a young lady, Miss Augusta Bousfield, aged 24, who resided in Upper Eaton-place, Belgrave-square, Pimlico, was passing the fire-place in the parlour, when her dress, of light muslin, distended by crinoline, took fire, and was instantaneously in a blaze. Her screams brought the servants into the room, who extinguished the flames as soon as possible, and procured surgical assistance. By advice she was instantly removed to St. George's Hospital, where she expired shortly after her admission.
   The Prince of Wales is presenting his future bride with a magnificent dress of Alencon lace. The value is said to be £1,500.—Court Journal.
   Madame Icard, a lady of considerable property, who has just died in Paris, has made the following munificent bequest:—10,000f. a year for the maintenance of 20 persons in the asylums of Paris, one from each arrondisement, to be selected by the mayor and the curé ; 2.500f. a year to the Archbishop of Paris, for the relief of aged and infirm priests ; a sum of 20,000f. to the Hospice of Martigues (Bouches-du-Rhone) ; and another of 10,000 to the Hospice Beanay (Eure).
December 26th, 1862.
   ARRIVEDJennis, Jenkins, Snelling, New York, maize ; Triglaf, Steenicke, Harbour Grace, oil ; Petrel, Jeffers, Newport, coals ; Kerry Wench, Barrett, Bridgewater, bricks ; Ann, Harvey, Troon, coals ; Henrietta, Hart, Swansea, coals ; Ann, Cattalinich, Odessa, and Falmouth, wheat, for Cork.
   SAILEDDuchess of Leinster, Newton, London, grain ; Circassian, Nichol, London, grain ; Cambyses, M'Kenzie, Liverpool, timber ; Lord Elgin, Chapman, London, timber.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   ARRIVEDDauntless, from New York.
   SAILEDAden, Holyhead, in tow of steamer ; Corner, Cadiz.
   Spoken 10th December, the brig Experiment, of Liverpool, from Bristol, for New York (84 days out), short of provisions, and supplied her 42.30 N., 53.30 W.

ACCIDENTS.—On Christmas eve two rather serious cases, the result, we regret to say, of excessive drinking, were taken to the North Infirmary. One of these, Hannah Tuomy's, was of that grave nature that the stomach pump was at first found rather powerless to afford a speedy relief, to such an extent had the patient indulged. After considerable trouble, and by the application of electricity, she, in about three hours after admission, so far recovered as to be pronounced out of danger, and is now doing well. The other was the case of John Fitzpatrick, labourer, who, having been made a present of some whiskey, was unwise enough not to give his family an opportunity of sharing it, but on his way home drank it so freely as to reduce himself to an insensible and dangerous state. On being removed to the above institution, however, by the sucessful use of the stomach pump, he recovered his natural condition. On Thursday David Keeffe, a cooper, was brought in to the same infirmary, suffering from some severe wounds in the face and head which, he stated, he received at the hands of relations of his. The wounds were immediately attended to. The same day a little fellow named Patrick Murphy, having fallen off a car, sustained concussion of the brain, and was taken care of at the North Infirmary. Late last night Mary Connell, an old woman residing in Kift's lane, was received into the same institution, in a very weak state, having been very badly used by one of her family. She was at once attended to. The woman Brien, a tinker's wife, with assaulting whom six of the same profession were charged at the Police Office yesterday, had to be admiitted to the North Infirmary, the nature of the wounds inflicted on her head requiring immediate and careful treatment. At present the wounds do not seem to be of a dangerous character, but a few days' quiet will be necessary before their real extent can be known. Yesterday Patrick Cahill, a young lad, after being knocked down by a horse in George's-street, was taken to the South Infirmary where it was found he was suffering from a scalp wound. He is now progressing as favourably as the nature of his injuries will allow.

   PUTATIVE FATHERS.—At the investigation on Tuesday last, before the committee appointed by the Board of Guardians to inquire into the cases of females with illegitimate children in the workhouse, preparatory to legal proceedings being instituted against the reputed fathers, some strange disclosures took place, and matters transpired which show the necessity for the observance of the greatest caution, in order to prevent innocent persons from being victimised. One woman, who had three illegitimate children by different fathers, attempted to father one of the children on a gentleman holding a high public office in an adjoining county ; and, were it not for the pains taken by the chairman, Mr. Rabington, to elicit the truth, the gentleman alluded to would have been subjected to most unjust exposure. In the case mentioned, the mother on one occasion entered the child on the workhouse books in the name of the gentleman on whom she thought to father it ; but subsequently admitted that the actual father was a man named Costello, who gave £2 to compromise the matter. We have heard that there were other cases of a like character, and it behoves the Board of Guardians to use much vigilance to protect innocent persons from impeachment and liability, whilst, at the same time, whenever the really guilty can be detected, the utmost rigour of the law should be enforced.—Cavan Observer.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 30 December 1862
ON last Sunday evening, Anne Donoghue, the wife of a labouring man named Cornelius Donoghue, died at her residence in Bailey's-lane. Dr. Curtis, jun., who had attended the woman in her illness, suspected that all was not right, and having communicated his suspicions to the police, Donoghue, deceased's husband, was arrested on yesterday on a charge of poisoning her. As far as we can learn, the following are the particulars of the case:—Deceased, who was a young woman about 30 years of age, was seized with vomiting and violent pains in the abdomen. Immediately after the seizure, the prisoner's sister, who lived in the house, states that the prisoner gave the deceased a drink of some cold coffee which was in the room. After getting the drink the fits of vomiting and violent pains in the abdomen became more frequent and violent, and she was so bad on Saturday morning that it became necessary to send for Dr. Curtis. Dr. Curtis promptly attended to the call, and prescribed the remedies he considered proper, but the woman never rallied, and died in great pain late on Sunday evening. An inquest was held to-day by Mr. Coroner Gallwey on the body, at Mr. M'Sweeny's public-house, in Fair-lane. The Coroner announced that a post mortem examination had been held on the body of the deceased, and that the stomach and its contents had been submitted for analysis to Dr. Blyth, of the Queen's College, and that he should pospone the case until Dr. Blyth was able to communicate the results of the analysis, which he believed would be in about ten days. The inquest was accordingly adjourned and the prisoner removed in custody. The prisoner and his wife had been married about 3 years, and it is said did not live very happily together. They had one child about 18 months old, and the deceased was in an advanced state of pregnancy at the time of her death.

   We believe that the uncertainty as to the exact time of the accouchement of the Princess Alice has influence on the date of the Prince of Wales's marriage, and the contradictions that have issued respecting it were occasioned by the uncertainty.
December 29th, 1862.
   ARRIVEDVidar, Bjorst, Rio Grande, bones ; Hope, Monarchy, Quebec, timber, for Limerick—lost deckload, &c. ; Stephana, Stack, New York, wheat, for Cork ; A. E. Vidal, Ereken, Pisagua, soda ; Hannah, Richards, Pisagua, soda ; Pelham, Seerpe, Monte Video, bones ; Africa (steamer), last night from Liverpool.
   SAILEDNelson, Glo'ster, Liverpool, peas ; Fame, Doran, Dublin, ballast ; San Spiridione, Dublin, wheat ; Sea Queen, Inch, Glo'ster, wheat Vidar, Hjorst, Aberdeen, bones ; Mary Hamilton, Gray, Glasgow, oil ; Glenfallock, Buchannon, Greenock, sugar ; Lady Monck, Greenock, sugar ; Dona Anita, Smith, London, soda.

   The screw-steamer Calcutta lately took out a pack of hounds for the Madras Hunt. The dogs, thirty-one in number, are beautiful specimens of their race, and have received a thorough training in their work. Already they have been tested at Madras, and found fully up to the work.
   WONDERFUL ESCAPE.—Truth is often stranger than fiction. On Saturday as William Hoskins, of Greenwich, was in his boat near the Maplin Sands, on the look-out for ships, the wind increased to a gale, and drifted him far to leeward. When near the Middle Deep, he saw a barge, the Matilda, of London, at anchor, with colours half-mast high, and when he boarded her he found the barge deserted. The vessel parted from her anchor, and drifted about in all the fearful weather until Sunday night, when she struck on the French coast, about six miles west of Calais, and became a total wreck. Hospins was washed ashore on a bundle of straw (a bundle of straw will sustain the human frame in the water for many hours). The British consul at Calais sent him across to the Dover Sailors' Home by the French mail packet Queen. —Dover Chronicle.
   W. H. F. Cogan, Esq., M.P., has been appointed High Sheriff of the county Wicklow for the year 1861. [sic]
   The 1st battalion 60th Rifles, which has been stationed on the North Camp since August 1861, is under orders to hold itself in readiness to move early in the ensuing month— head-quarters and ten companies to the Tower and three companies to Woolwich. The 1st battalion 60th Rifles will be replaced at Aldershot by the 1st battalion of the 3d Buffs from the above mentioned place.
Submitted by dja
1 - The Golden City arrived at Moreton Bay 4 March 1863. On a subsequent voyage, it was driven ashore in a gale at Lady Elliot Island, Queensland coast, 13 July 1866.
2 - Deo volente, Latin for “God willing.”
3 - The Curragh was a large military encampment in county Kildare which, in summer, was filled with regiments engaged in manuevers and training.

Ireland Home Page
County Cork

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All rights to the pages found within this site are retained by the original submitter of the information. Pages may be printed or copied for personal use only. They may NOT be reproduced in any form in whole or in part by any individual or organization for profit.