The Cork Examiner, 2 November 1863
DUBLIN, OCT. 31.—The examination for Solicitor's Apprentices came on this day at King's Inns, before the following benchers. —Judges Hayes, Keating, and Lynch, Master Brooke, and Mr. C. R. Barry, Q.C.; while the Law Society was represented by Messrs. Barlow, Orpen and Hitchcock, the examiner being Mr. Goodman, a Scholar of Trinity College, who exhibited his usual ability and courtesy. The examinations consisted of Classics, Histories of Greece, Rome, and England ; Geography, Astronomy, Arithmetic, Bookkeeping, and English Composition. There were 28 candidates, 16 of whom were rejected, and the following 12 admitted in the order in which their names appear:—
  1. John Riordan, son of Michael Riordan, Limerick.
  2. Wm. Gallwey, son of Bryan Gallwey, sol., Cork.
  3. Wellington Young, son of Jas. Young, sol., Belfast.
  4. Wm. G. Lane, son of T. B. Lane, Cork.
  5. Richard Pilkington, son of Richard Pilkington, sol., Dublin.
  6. James M'Lean, jun., son of James M'Lean, sol., Dublin.
  7. Wm. Simpson, son of W. Simpson, Armagh.
  8. Charles Mackey, son of H. Mackey, sol., Antrim.
  9. Peter M'Mahon, son of Bryan M'Mahon, merchant, Abbeyleix.
  10. Wm. Carey, son of Richard Carey, cotton manufaturer, Bandon.
  11. Robt. St. George, son of Robt. St. George, Galway.
  12. John Dundon, son of John Dundon, Limerick.
   The answering was so good of the first and second on the list —Messrs. Reardon and Gallwey—and being so nearly equal as to marks, it was stated that they were to receive honors ; so that you see Limerick and Cork were creditably represented. The examination (which lasted from 11 to 5 o'clock), being a severe and strict one, caused such a large number to be rejected. The benchers also took part in the proceedings by putting several questions.

SALE OF PROPERTY.—Mr. ROGER B. EVANS held a sale of property at his Mart, South-Mall, on Saturday. The lands are denominated “Lands of Rerour,” and contain 601a. 2r. statute measure, situate in the parish of Kilbolane, barony of East Muskerry, held in fee. The property is let to nineteen tenants, eight of whom hold from year to year, the remainder for periods varying from 21 to 100 years, portions of which are expired. The nett rent is £251 19s. 4d. A good attendance was at the sale, and the bidding was spirited. It was stated by Mr. W. R. Copinger, solicitor, who had the carriage of the sale, that none of the tenants owed anything. The following are the bids:—Mr. T. Babington, solicitor, £2,000 ; Mr. James Payne, Upton, £3,000, £3,600, £3,720, £3,760, £3,820, £3,860, and £3,920 ; Mr. Walter Ronan, solicitor, £3,500, £3,620, £3,700, £3,750, £3,770, £3,850, £3,900, £3,930, and £4,000 ; Mr. Thomas Burrowes, George's-street, £3,810 ; Mr. Abraham Thomas Chatterton, solicitor, £3,650, £3,730, £3,800, £3,950, and £4,010, at which figure it was knocked down, in trust.
AN inquest was held by Mr. Coroner Jones at the bridewell on Saturday, on the body of R. Singels, a Dutch sailor belonging to the ship Riga, lying at the ballast quay, opposite the Passage Railway. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased came to his ship about 11 o'clock last night in a state of drunkenness. He threw a bundle which he had in his hand into the ship and then stumbled and fell on the quay. A sailor who was on the deck of the vessel went below to get help to bring the deceased into the vessel, and when he returned he found the deceased gone, and was told by two men who were on the quay that the deceased had attempted in the meantime to get aboard, and had lost his footing and fallen into the river. Search was at once made for the body, but it was not found until this morning, when it was dragged for and recovered by Brien Yelverton, the man in charge of the adjoining ferry. A verdict of accidental death was returned.

   BANKRUPT.—James Chapman Bell, of 29 Dame-street, in the city of Dublin, contractor and carrier, to surrender on Tuesday, the 10th and Tuesday, the 24th November next.

   AN EXTRAORDINARY THREATENING LETTER CASE.—A correspondent of the Dublin Daily Express says that on the morning of the 11th instant a letter was found posted on the gate leading to the residence of a man named Neil, living on the estate of the Earl of Longford, at a place called Knockerville, within about five miles of Mullingar. The letter contained the usual threats found in such documents with a rude figure of a coffin attached. A second letter of the same nature was found similarly posted, on the morning of the 23rd instant. Constable Cullen, having some doubts as to whether Neil himself might not be the writer of the letters, a search warrant was procured, and Head-constable Thomas Downes, from Mullingar, and Constable Cullen searched Neil's house, where they succeeded in finding some copies of the letters which had been posted, a portion of the figure of a coffin, and paper of the same description as that on which the threatening letters were written. Neil has been arrested, and stoutly denies a knowledge of the letters, save that of finding them on his gate. He has, however, been remanded until her Majesty's law advisers decide whether he can or cannot be indicted for writing threatening letters to himself.

   THE NEWLY-APPOINTED FRENCH AMBASSADOR.—His Excellency the Prince de la Tour d'Auvergne, the recently appointed ambassador to the Court of St. James, has resigned his post as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Prussia to his successor, in order to replace the Baron de Gros, the present representative of the Emperor of the French in this country, whose departure is expected to take place on or about the 15th of next month. The Ambassador is the eldest of three brothers, one of whom is Archbishop of Bourges, and the other a lieutenant- colonel in the infantry, who was a long time orderly officer to the Emperor. His Excellency is 42 years of age, and has an only son by an English lady, who is now deceased.
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The Cork Examiner, 18 November 1863
   The Publicateur de la Vendee announces the death, at the age of 107 years, at Essarts, in that department, of Jacques Chevillion, an old soldier of the Royalist army. He enjoyed excellent health and the use of all his faculties till within a few days of his decease.
   Bailie Blackie has been elected Lord Provost of Glasgow for the next three years.

   November 16, at 34, Upper Ormond-quay, Dublin, the wife of Thomas Willis, Esq., M.D., of a son.
   November 14, at Carnesle House, county Meath, the wife of James Flood, Esq., of a son.
   July 27, at Brisbane, Queensland, the wife of Mr. Timothy Larkin, of a daughter.
   November 14, at Tarbert, the wife of John O'Donnell, Esq., Carhueduff House, Milltown Malbay, of a daughter.
   November 14, in Great Brunswick-street, the wife of Henry Moore Johnston, Esq., Ovidstown, county Kildare, of a daughter.
   November 11, at Colchester, the wife of Capt. Marcell Conran, of a son.

   October 22, in New York, John M'Aulliffee [sic], Esq., to Emily, second daughter of the late David O'Keeffe, Esq., of Cork.

   At Ballinagru, Ahina, Michael Kelleher, in the 109th year of his age, in possession of his faculties to the moment of his death.—R.I.P.
   At Classes, on the 17th inst., Johanna, relict of the late Wm. Callaghan, aged 80.
   November 16, at 35, High-street, Dublin, Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr. Michael M'Guirk, regretted by all who knew her.
   November 14, Mary Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Alexander T. Deane, Esq., of Newlawn, county Dublin, aged thirty-three years.
   November 14, at 10, Rathmines Terrace, Matilda, wife of James Sproule, Esq., and second daughter of the late John Huston, Esq., Maghera, county Londonderry
   November 14, at Bray, of diptheria, Charles William O'Callaghan, aged seven years.
   There was a demand of £10,000 made for salvage by the owner of the steamtug that assisted to get the Anglia off the rock ; but the demand appears to have been relinquished, for she sailed for Liverpool yesterday morning at daybreak, in company with the Hibernia.—Times Dublin Correspondent.

November 16, 1863.
   ARRIVEDMarcella, Pacher, Monte Video, hides, &c. ; General Garibaldi, Avinguies, New York, wheat ; Carmonia, Williams, Umguay, hides, &c. ; Maria Voss, Taganrog, wheat, to Cork ; Celesta, Cattannich, Cardiff, coals, to Corfu, windbound ; Margaret, Evans, Newcastle, coals ; Choice, Sullivan, Newcastle, coals ; Cumberland, Pearle, Richabucto, deals ; Ann, Pearu, Carnarvon, slates ; Kate Davison, Sheehan, Crookhaven, ballast ; City of Limerick steamer, Liverpool, to New York.
   SAILEDPresto steamer, Thomas, Bermuda, ballast ; Mary Ann, Flavan, Newport, ballast ; Mary Taylor, Drewing, Bristol, oats ; Ingaraina, Bowe, Glo'ster, bones &c. ; Admiral Blake, Kenward, Bristol, hides ; Marcella, Parker, Liverpool, bones.
November 17, 1863.
   ARRIVEDTalisman steamer, Russell, Port-au-Prince, general cargo—put in short of coals ; Kaffirland, Stephens, Callao, guano ; Picton, Jones, Palermo, to Cork ; Robin Hood, Jones, Tenez, barley ; Agnes, Maurice, New York, wheat ; Great Republic, Limeburner, Callao, guano ; Excel, Lister, Mazagan, wool ; Rising Sun, Orr, Callao, guano ; Try Again, Power, Quebec, timber, to Cork ; Guiseppa Autoria, Degaspere, Berdianski, wheat, to Cork.
   SAILEDCumberland, Parle, Belfast, deals ; Pearl, Watson, Drogheda, grain.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   ARRIVED—(Wind S.S.W.)—Sailor's Bride, from Sulina ; Nicolina, from Odessa ; George Raynes, from Callao ; Arolus, from Dantzic ; Artic, from Callao.
   SPOKEN—November 2nd, Jane Herbert, off Vincent, from Cardiff, for Palermo, by the Pictor [sic], from Palermo ; October 11th, 12.20 S., 31.6 W., Bremen Brig, from Rio della Plate (68 days out).
   BELFAST, THIS DAY—ARRIVEDGuild Mayor, from Alexandria ; Beta, London.
   A large brig (name unknown, as no boats got aboard) was ashore this day on one of the Maiden Rocks, where she remained a few hours, but, being flood water, came off and proceeded before any assistance got off to her. The vessel must have received damage, and has probably gone to the Clyde.
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The Cork Examiner, 27 November 1863
A BOY named Patrick Tansion [Tonson], about 14 years of age, was smothered in one of the chimneys of the County Gaol yesterday. He was apprentice of a sweep named Andrew M'Mahon, who has the contract of sweeping the chimneys of the gaol, and was on yesterday morning sent up one of the chimneys in the tower for the purpose of cleaning it. The chimney was rather narrow and when within some distance of the top the boy became jambed in it so he could neither go up nor down. In this position he was smothered, by the soot falling around him, before those beneath were aware of his danger. After he had been a short time in the chimney, his master became alarmed at his not returning, and called out to him. He received no answer, and on getting up found the unfortunate boy dead. The body was at once got down, and the police at the Victoria station were informed of the unhappy occurrence. Constable Real immediately proceeded to the gaol where he found M'Mahon, the deceased's employer. He asked who had sent the boy into the chimney, and on M'Mahon saying that he had done so, the constable took him into custody. M'Mahon was then carried before Mr. Leahy, J.P., and was committed to gaol until an inquest on the body of the boy should be held. This inquiry is appointed to take place to-morrow.

   The Messrs. Russell have increased the weight and decreased the price of their bread in Nenagh.
   It is very generally reported that the Messrs. Malcomson are about to build a flax factory at Killaloe.
   A hay-rick, the property of the Rev. J. Hyland, P.P. of Gormansfield, near Clonmel, was maliciously set on fire and burned to ashes on Sunday morning last.
   The Newport magistrates have committed a woman named Holmes for trial on a charge of treble bigamy, she having married four husbands.
   LIVERPOOL, NOV. 28.—A quantity of wreck, deck planks, &c., together with a boat's stern, marked “Devonshire, Waterford,” and the certificate of registry belonging to this vessel, were washed ashore yesterday near the mouth of the Alt. The Devonshire, of Waterford, sailed from Liverpool on the 20th, for Waterford.
   EXTRAORDINARY DEATH THROUGH A SCRATCH ON THE ARM.—Mr. John Humphreys, the coroner, held an inquest last evening, in the London Hospital, on view of the body of William Sheridan, aged 54 years, a blacksmith, lately residing at Bull-court, Stratford, who died under the following circumstances. It appeared that the deceased went home in a state of intoxication, and about a fortnight since a quarrel ensued between him and his wife. The light went out and in the scuffle he received a severe scratch on his arm with a pin. The limb became inflamed, and he was admitted into the hospital, where he was placed under the care of Mr. Herbert Spencer, the house-surgeon, but gangrene or mortification of the limb supervened, and he died on Saturday last from exhaustion upon the injury. The Coroner having remarked on the singular nature of the case, the Jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death.”
   Lord and Lady Annelly arrived in Limerick on Thursday, with his lordship's popular agent, William L. Joynt, Esq. They stopped at Cruise's hotel, and the next day left for Broadford, to visit a handsome shooting lodge lately erected by Colonel White, M.P., in that neighbourhood.—Munster News.
   Robert Hales, known as the Norfolk Giant, died at Great Yarmouth on Sunday last. Hales was born at West Somerton, a village a few miles from Yarmouth, in 1820, and was therefore only 43 years of age. He came of a family remarkable for their great stature, his father, a farmer, being 6 feet 6 inches in height, and his mother 6 feet. An ancestor of his mother's was said to have been that famous warder of bluff King Hal, who stood 8 feet 4 inches in height. Of such Patagonian parents the progeny were worthy ; the boys were “sons of Anak,” averaging 6 feet 5 inches each, and the girls of Amazonian development, averaging 6 feet 3½ inches each. Robert was the flower of the flock, and stood 7 feet 6 inches, weighing 452lbs. One of his sisters, with whom he exhibited some years ago, was 7 feet 2 inches, but she died in 1842, being then only 20 years of age. Hales was stout in proportion to his height, though somewhat clumsily put together. When in his prime he was 64 inches round the chest, 62 round the waist, 36 across the shoulders, and 21 inches round the calf of the leg. During his career he visited several Continental capitals, and was presented to Louis Philippe while King of the French. He was introduced to the Americans under the auspices of Barnum, and “drew” immensely, 28,000 persons having flocked to see him in ten days. On his return to this country he had the honour of being presented at Court, when he Majesty gave him a gold watch and chain, of which he was particularly proud, and wore to the day of his death. During last summer he came to Yarmouth for the benefit of his health, which had been very much impaired by the close confinement of the caravans in which he exhibited. He seemed to rally under the genial summer weather, but as autumn wore on he gradually declined, and died on Sunday morning, the disease which proved fatal to him being consumption.

   GARIBALDI AGAIN PREPARING FOR ACTION.—Garibaldi is again preparing for action. A letter of his, written to Victor Hugo in August last, has been published, in which he says that he wants “a million of muskets for the Italians,” and he asks the French exile to help him to collect the necessary funds to purchase them. M. Hugo, in sending his subscription towards the object remarks :—“You will need the million of muskets—you will need also, and above all, the million of arms, the million of hearts, and the million of souls. They will come.”
   MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.—A very deplorable and melancholy occurrence took place on the 9th inst. at Geneva Lakes. Four young gentlemen attending school in that neighbourhood went out for pleasure in a sailing boat, and returning homeward bound it blew a gale, and the boat was upset, when the four lads got on the keel, where they remained for some time crying for assistance, but in vain. Night setting in still further increased their perilous position, when one of them, John T. H. O'Riely, Esq., minor and heir of Kilquade, and other estates, called on his comrades to pray to the Almighty, after which he and Mr. Gregory stripped off their clothes and threw themselves in to swim. The former was a good swimmer, but both perished, and their bodies up to the present have not been recovered. Assistance came to the other two that remained on the boat, who were very much exhausted at the time. Mr. O'Riely was only son of Mrs. Armstrong Stoney, Fitzwilliam-square, and grandson of the late Capt. O'Riely, of Kilquade House, county Wicklow. —Irish Times.
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The Cork Examiner, 30 November 1863
THE SOCIETY of ST. VINCENT DE PAUL beg gratefully to acknowledge the following sums for the COFFIN FUND attached to the Society:—
Captain Seymour, J.P.. . . £500
James Seymour. . . 110
Wm. Joyce. . . 100
Mrs. Andrew Carberry. . . 100
Mrs. Anne Stubbs. . . 0100
Mrs. Brandsfield. . . 0100
Patrick Callaghan. . . 0100
Daniel Cahill. . . 0100
Mrs. Twomey. . . 0100
Michael Crehan. . . 0100
J. T. Sullivan. . . 0100
Mrs. Harold Barry. . . 0100
Mrs. Twomey. . . 0100
Patrick Barrett. . . 0100
John Spellman. . . 050
Francis Jacob. . . 050
Mrs. Wm. Cronin. . . 050
Patrick Higgins. . . 050
Capt. Morgan. . . 050
Benjamin Sheppard. . . 050
James Walsh. . . 050
Thomas Currin. . . 050
Mrs. Swanton. . . 050
Patk. O'Regan. . . 050
Michael M'Carthy. . . 050
John O'Hea. . . 050
Mrs. Meehan. . . 050
Mrs. Roynane. . . 050
John O'Connell. . . 046
Mrs. John Murphy. . . 040
Miss Coppinger. . . 040
Jeremiah Healy. . . 040
Capt. Derbenly. . . 030
Wm. O'Connell. . . 030
Mrs. Tobin. . . 030
Michael Bourke. . . 026
Robert Sheridan. . . 026
John Kinnears. . . 026
Wm. Lane. . . 026
Walter Maloney. . . 026
Edw. Farrell. . . 026
Mrs. Jago. . . 026
Andrew Neigehen. . . 026
Thomas Ahern. . . 026
Patrick Murphy. . . 026
Edward Cremen. . . 026
Patrick Saunders. . . 026
Mr. Keleher. . . 026
Capt. O'Loughlin. . . 026
Miss Roynane. . . 026
Capt. O'Brien. . . 026
Thomas Tierney. . . 026
Alex. James. . . 026
Timothy Hickey. . . 026
Miss Kavanagh. . . 026
Thomas O'Riely. . . 026
Patrick Walsh. . . 026
Mrs. Ryan. . . 026
Wm. Hogan. . . 026
John Kilmurry. . . 026
Mrs. Deasy. . . 026
Mrs. Hawe. . . 026
Miss O'Keeffe. . . 026
Michael Olden. . . 026
Mrs. Garthwaite. . . 026
John Ahern. . . 026
Richard Pigott. . . 026
Mrs. Godsill. . . 026
Mrs. Twomey. . . 026
Miss Scully. . . 026
Mr. Donovan. . . 026
Mrs. Ring. . . 026
James Ahern. . . 026
Daniel Millwood. . . 026
Michael Courtenay. . . 026


Collected in smaller sums 9169

Total    . . . £31163
   Further subscriptions will be thankfully received and acknowledged by any of the Clergymen of the Parish.
   Queenstown, November 30, 1863

D. L. LEWIS, Esq., Sir Cusack P. Roney and Geo. Chambers, Esq., have arrived at the Imperial Hotel, from London.

   On the 27th instant, in the Catholic church at Coughton-court, Worcestershire, by the Rev. Mr. Davis, of Coughton, assisted by Dr. Vaughten Abbot, of Belmont, was celebrated the marriage of Captain Gerald R. Dease, youngest son of the late Gerald Dease, Esq., of Tarbotson, in the county of Westmeath, with Miss Emily Throckmorton, second daughter of the late Sir Robert Throckmorton, Bart., and sister of Sir William, the present baronet. The bride was attended to the altar by four bridesmaids—Miss Throckmorton, Miss Elizabeth Throckmorton, Miss Mary Berkely, and Miss Anderton, while the Hon. E. Plunket acted as best man to the bridegroom. A large number of the friends and relatives of both families were assembled for the happy occasion, under Sir William's hospitable roof. Amongst the invited were Lady Acton, Mr. and Lady Catherine Berkely, Mr. and Lady Henrietta Riddall, Mr. and Lady Gwendoline Petre, Captain R. Throckmorton, 89th Regiment ; Mr. John Throckmorton, General the Hon. Charles Gore, and Miss A. Gore, Mr. and Mrs. Dease, of Tarbotson, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Dease, Sir John Acton, Bart., M.P. ; the Hon. A. Stourton, Mr. E. Herbert, the Rev. Mr. Tombs and the Misses Tombs, Mrs. and Miss Seymour, Mr. E. Seymour, Mr. Goodrich, and several others of the neighbouring county families. After breakfast the bride and bridegroom started by road for Aldenham Park, Bridenorth, the seat of Sir John Acton, Bart., M.P., where they will pass the honeymoon.
(Before Captain TOOKER, Colonel WOOD, and J. L. CRONIN, R.M.)
THE number of persons in the dock was forty-eight.
   A decent-looking young man, named Daniel Carey, was put forward charged with stealing a quantity of working tools from buildings at Ballintemple, being constructed by Mr. Richard Burke.
   Mr. Aherne, carpenter, identified some of the tools as his ; he left them in the unfinished house at Ballintemple ; on Saturday morning on returning to the house they found it broken into and the tools taken from it.
   Several proprietors of stalls in the Bazaar Market proved buying the goods.
   Mr. Burke said that a very considerable quantity of goods had been stolen from the place since last June.
   The Bench sent the prisoner to jail for three months.
   A young woman named Margaret Ryan was put forward, charged with cutting the pocket off a lady's dress.
   Constable Cantillon applied for a remand s the lady whose pocket had been picked could not attend until to-morrow.
   The application was granted.
   Mr. Blake appeared for the prisoner.
   Three countrymen named Denis Horgan, Michael and John Mahoney were put forward charged with assaulting two men named Allen, of Carrigaline, at the Corn Market, on this morning.
   Denis Allen was sworn and stated that he and his sons were driving two cars into the Corn Market this morning, when the cars got tangled in Dorgan's car ; Michael Dorgan struck witness's son ; witness struck Michael Dorgan ; they all attacked and beat him frightfully on the head with their sticks.
   To Mr. Blake—Witness's son was not rushing in to try and get before the Dorgan's ; witness's son was in his right berth ; he did spill some of Dorgan's corn ; it was not to the same scales at all that witness's son and Dorgan were driving their cars.
   Thomas Allen, the other complainant, deposed that he was son to the last witness ; it was by accident his car touched Dorgan's ; it broke Dorgan's bag ; the Dorgan's attacked and beat hiim ; he did not return the blow ; his father came to save him ; the prisoners then attacked and beat his father, and would have murdered him if some men who were standing by did not interfere. Young Dorgan had a whip in his hand.
   In the course of cross-examination Mr. Blake asked witness where was his fist during the row?
   Witness (after a pause)—Upon my arm (laughter).
   John Saunders, scalesman, proved that he separated the combatants, but could not identify any of the parties.
   Mr. Blake asked what case there was against Mahony.
   Mr. Cronin—none.
   Mahony was then discharged.
   Mr. Blake submitted that the whole business was the fault of young Allen. He (Mr. Blake) would call a witness who would, without criminating himself, prove that young Dorgan did not strike old Allen.
   Mahony (who had just been discharged) was then called and said that old Dorgan struck young Allen first ; Allen returned the blow, and old Allen also struck Dorgan ; young Dorgan then came to the rescue and struck old Allen ; young Dorgan had no whip in his hand.
   The two prisoners were sent to gaol for a month with hard labour.
   Mr. Blake applied to have the punishment increased in order that he may appeal.
   The bench refused to do so.

SUDDEN DEATH.—As a man named Coveny, a cabinet- maker, aged 50, was proceeding up Patrick's Hill, on Saturday last, he fell just as he had reached the top and expired. He was taken to the North Infirmary, and an inquest having been held, the jury returned a verdict of “Died by the visitation of God.”
   GOVERNORSHIP OF THE COUNTY OF KERRY GAOL.—On Thursday the Board of Superintendence met to appoint a successor to Mr. Martin Crain, late governor, who retired on pension from ill-health. The candidates were—Mr. Christopher Galway, and Mr. Robert Harris, acting governor. The chairman was Sir W. D. Godfrey, whose casting voice returned Mr. Galway.—Daily Express.

TWO sailors belonging to the Austrian barque, Eorca, bound from Liverpool to Corfu, and now in port awaiting favourable weather, were, on Saturday, brought before Mr. P. Scott, J.P., on the charge of bringing on shore a quantity of spirits contrary to the Custom regulation. They were fined £2 17s. 6d.
   The revenue authorities seized, on Saturday, a jar of wine, with some fruit and tobacco, landed from an Austrian ship for, it is alleged, Mr. F. Michelli, Austrian Consul, The case awaits trial.

THE Royal Mail steamer, China, from New York on the 18th inst., arrived off the harbour at 8.40 a.m. yesterday. She had on board 60 passengers, 257,000 dols. in specie. All the mails were landed at Queenstown, whence they were despatched to Cork at 11.15 a.m., for forwarding by special train to Dublin. Upwards of thirty passengers disembarked at Queenstown.
   The outward-bound Cunard steamer, Canada, arrived from Liverpool at 12.40 yesterday, and having reveived six passengers in addition to ninety already on board, together with the mail, she proceeded at 4 o'clock, p.m.

THE steam ship City of Cork arrived from Liverpool at 2 o'clock yesterday, and at 10 o'clock on this morning, having embarked about 35 passengers, she left immediately. Emigration is at length falling off— during the past week the decrease would average some hundreds.

   THE LONDON IRISH VOLUNTEERS.—A gratifying mark of their esteem is about to be conveyed by the members of the London Irish Volunteer Corps to one of their officers, Captain A. Blennerhasset Leech, who has been untiring in his exertions to promote the efficiency of that regiment since its formation. Having been placed in command of what, at that time, was a skeleton company, he succeeded by great tact and perseverance, in increasing and maintaining its numbers till it became one of the largest and most regularly attended. Not saisfied with merely swelling the ranks, he also set his men the best example by making himself a first-class shot. On one occasion, at Wimbledon, he succeeded in making a score entitling him to be numbered among the 40 Queen's prizemen, and was only debarred by accident from shooting in the final stages of the contest. At matches and local meetings in different parts of the country, his scores have been quite in keeping with his performance at the butts of the National Rifle Association. Not very long ago, Captain Leech himself appeared in the character of donor, and the corps of recipient accepted at his hands the gift of two silver bugles, which were presented with great pomp at Somerset House. It is now his turn to be complimented, and the occasion will, no doubt, afford the utmost satisfaction to his circle of friends. In public recollection, Captain Leech's name is probably most familiar in connection with the valuable album of original Irish music, all by national composers of undoubted ability, which owed its existence in a collected form to his exertions and personal influence.—Correspondent of the Mail.
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