|POLICE OFFICETHIS DAY.|
(Before Messrs. W. JOHNSON and W. H. LYONS.)
|TWO girls of the town, Mary Egan and Catherine Keleher, were charged by a cattle-dealer named Cornelius Cunningham, from near Mallow, with stealing five pounds in notes from him last night. Prosecutor stated that he was on his way to his lodging in Mallow-lane, and meeting with Keleher on Patrick's bridge, asked her to show him what road to take. She promised to do so, and led him up the hill, followed by Egan, who, he asserted, took the money in question out of his waistcoat pocket. He told Constable Scanlan immediately after the occurrence, and the prisoners were taken into custody soon after. Prosecutor was not drunk or sober at the time [sic], and was well able to account for himself.
John Meade, a foolish-looking man, was brought up by Acting- Constable Clarke, on suspicion of being a deserter from the army. Having being found at half-past one o'clock this morning, lying in a butt on Pope's-quay, and admitting he was in the army, he was arrested. The prisoner, when before the court, said he had been in the army, but was discharged. He lost his discharge, however, while in Dublin.
The bench discharged the prisoner, considering him, from his appearances and manner, not likely to be fit for service.
John Dundon, carpenter, summoned Mr. James O'Brien, Coburg-street, for recovery of £2 16s., alleged to be due for work done.
The plaintiff, on being sworn, stated that he engaged with defendant to do certain work under a contract. What he claimed at present was for extra work, not contemplated by the agreement, which consisted of preparing certain flooring and a skylight.
Defendant deposed that the preparation of the flooring was included in the contract for laying the floor, and he offered 8s. for the skylight. Before the terms of the contract were signed they were read to the plaintiff and what was to be done was pointed out to him. Amongst other matters was the preparation of the flooring in question.
The point in dispute was whether laying the floor included also its preparation. A carpenter named O'Connell thought it did not ; and another, Connolly, was of opinion it did.
The bench gave a decree for 8s. without costs.
Mr. R. B. Cronin, and Mr, Blake, solicitors, appeared respectively on each side.
At the suit of the Corporation, John Sheridan, driver to Mr. Denis M'Donnell, hackney-car proprietor, Pembroke-street, was summoned for not having the bye-law book to produce, when demanded, on the 1st July on Patrick-street. Mr. Joyce, inspector, proved the offence.
Mr. Julian, solicitor for defendant, argued that he was entitled to dismiss from the words of Act of Parliamentthe Cork Bridges and Improvement Act, 1856the 59th section of which stated that the Corporation shall, at the time of the granting a license, cause to be delivered to the driver to whom same license shall be granted, an abstract of any bye-law in force. If that section were not complied with the driver cold not produce the bye-law book, and for the neglect of the officers of the Corporation the defendant should not be punished. There was no evidence that the driver got the book in question. Mr. Julian then referred to the illiberality of the Corporation in not granting Mr. M'Donnell and others, who have been endeavouring to improve the existing class of gingles by the introduction of cabs, power to increase the fares for such cars, considering that they cost four or five times the price of common gingles.
The bench said they would give Mr. Julian an opportunity of appealing by imposing a fine of 21s.
Mr. Julian said there would be no use in doing that as the Corporation could amend the evidence in the interim.
The Bench then fined defendant 2s. 6d., including costs, being of the opinion that drivers were bound to have the book with them at all times when plying for hire.
A second summons against the same defendant was issued for not having his book on the 2nd July. Mr. Joyce assigned as a reason for the second summons the fact that he gave the evening before four books to Mr. M'Donnell.
Mr. Julian cross-examined Mr. Joyce as to his motives in summoning so often Mr. M'Donnel's drivers. The inspector denied that he felt anything like vindictiveness in the matter.
The same penalty was imposed.
Denis O'Kelly, owner of the lighter Ann, charged William Ahern and Jeremiah Mulcahy, of Passage, with embezzling seven or eight stone of wheat. Mr. Julian stated the facts :The lighter in question, of which defendants had the care, was employed by Mr. Cantillon to bring up a quantity of Odessa Ghirka corn to Cork, and some days after to do the same for Mr. James Adams, the corn in the latter case being American. When Mr. Adams' corn had been discharged, a bag of corn similar to that belonging to Mr. Cantillon, was found concealed in a small cabin in the lighter. On Mr. O'Kelly enquiring of the defendants why it was there, one of them, Mulcahy, said it was the sweepings of the corn, the other being present at the time.
| Evidence to this effect having been given, Mr. Blake, solicitor, contended that there was no guilty intent, as had defendants wished to commit a fraud they could have made away with the corn and not allowed it to remain in the lighter.
Informations were ordered.
Constable Hughes summoned Margaret Reynolds, Half Moon-street, for selling drink without being licensed to do so. The Constable stated that he was passing Half Moon-street, at 12 o'clock on Saturday night, and saw a number of persons entering defendant's house ; the door was at once closed and the lights put out. At half-past one he called again and heard a number of persons inside who seemed to be under the influence of drink ; called at three o'clock, and after remaining some time found some persons coming out whom he summoned as witnesses.
A lad named Patk. hewitt, appeared on the summons, and was about to be sworn when Mr. Blake, for defendant, said that was his time to interfere. As parties found drinking in the house were equally liable, under the Act, to the penalty as well as the proprietor, the bench should not, therefore, allow the witnesses say anything that would criminate themselves. He would, therefore, caution those summoned that they could refuse to take the oath.
Patrick Hewitt and Daniel Lynch were then examined, and stated that they saw no one drinking in defendant's house on the night in question. The first witness refused to say whether he drank or not, but the latter said he went in for drink and would not get it.
The case was dismissed, there being no evidence of the offence charged. At the same time the bench said they had no doubt whatever that persons were drinking in the house.
CORK SUMMER ASSIZES.
COUNTY OF THE CITY OF CORK SPECIAL RECORD JURY.
| Arthur P. Aylmer, Adelaide Terrace, J.P. ; John Adams, Silverspring House ; George Thornton Adams, Charlotte Quay ; David Barry, Corn Market-street ; John P. Booth, Bellvue House ; Alexander Bremner, Lapp's Quay ; Wm. H. Beamish, Dyke Parade ; Jeremiah Buckley, Shandon-street ; Edmund Burke, Belgrave Place, D.L. ; Joshua J. Carroll, Belgrave Place ; George Chatterton, Ballinamote House, J.P. ; Stephen Cave, Roseville ; Selby Clare, Bellaire ; James Cleary, Sydney Place ; John Daly, Monkstown ; Alexander Deane, York Terrace ; Daniel J. Finn, Monkstown ; Denis Fitzgerald, Adelaide Terrace ; Victor B. Fitzgibbon, Sydney House ; Patrick J. Forde, Summer Hill Terrace ; Alfred Greer Dripsey, J.P. ; Thomas Gubbins, Tivoli ; Robert Hall, Lisnalee, J.P. ; Henry Hardy, Sydney Place ; Wm. Harrington, York Terrace ; Wm. D. Harris, Adelaide Terrace ; George N. Harvey, Waterloo Place ; Denis Hayes, Grenville Place ; Horace Hayes, Belgooly ; Wm. Hegarty, Blarney Lane ; Mathew Honan, Sydney Place ; Francis N. Jennings, Brown- street ; James Lambkin, Riverview, J.P. ; Wm. Lane, Vernon Mount ; Alexander Lawe, Riverstown ; Charles J. Leahy, Pope's Quay ; Wm. W. Leycester, East View, J.P. ; Francis Lyons, jun., South Terrace ; Alexander M'Ostrich, Carolina ; D. M. M'Carthy Mahony, Lower Glanmire Road ; Eugene Minhear, Sunday's Well ; Isaac Morgan, Tivoli ; George Newenham, Grattan's Hill ; Samuel Newson, Patrick-street ; Dominick O'Connor, South Terrace ; Wm. L. Perrier, Ballinure, J.P. ; Robert Scott, St. Patrick's Place ; Robert C. Sikes, Patrick-street.|
RECORDER'S COURTTHIS DAY.
(Before the RECORDER and a jury.)
Ware v. Meade.
|THIS was an action brought by Mr. N. W. Ware, a teller of the National Bank in this city, against Mr. Meade, publican, Barrack-street, for a sum of £10, which plaintiff alleged to have overpaid defendant in the course of a business transaction.
The jury found for the plaintiff.
[BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH.]
| Admiral Julien de la Graviere will hoist his flag on board the iron plated frigate Normandie, and sail for Mexico at the end of July. The 1,800 men now embarking in Algeria will start on the 6th instant for Guadoloupe. General Foley will not leave France till September.|
| A gentleman, M. Mathieu (de la Drome), who filled no undistinguished place in the French Republican Assemblies of 1848, affirms that he has discovered regular tides in the atmosphere, preciseley analogous to those of the sea, which reduce varieties of temperature to settled rule, by which the weather can be foretold days, weeks, nay, months in advance, with scientific accuracy.|
IMPROVEMENT DEPARTMENTTHIS DAY.
Mr. FINN in the chair.
|PRESENT :Messrs. Rice, J. Daly, sen., Cunningham, Keller, Cantillon, Mayne, Mullane, Carroll, M'Kenna, O'Connor, Hickey, Bernard Sheehan, Barry Sheehan, Gould, A. M'Carthy, Bremner, Foley, R. Scott, Keane, Gregg, W. Hegarty, J. Daly, jun., Young, O'Flyn, and Penrose.
The minutes were read, and the financial statement. . . .