The Cork Examiner, 3 October 1863
(Before Messrs. N. D. DUNSCOMBE, D. F. LEAHY and W. H. LYONS.)
TIMOTHY O'DONOGHUE alias “The Fresh Egg,” a returned convict, was put forward charged with stealing 4 lbs. of butter the property of the Committee of Merchants.
   John Fleming, a porter at the Butter Exchange, deposed that about half- past one on the previous day he saw the prisoner go to one of the barrels in the market and take the 4 lbs. of butter out of it.
   Informations were ordered.
   John Newton, James Silk and Patrick Hartnett, were put forward by Constable Clerke, charged with abusing and threatening Mr. Thomas Thompson, relieving officer.
   Mr. Thompson deposed that the prisoners were admitted to the workhouse on several occasions and had been discharged on several occasions on account of their bad conduct ; on yesterday they came to his house and because he would not give them tickets of admission to the workhouse they abused and assaulted him.
   Constable Clerke said that Newton broke a pane of glass while being carried to the barracks.
   The bench sent Newton to jail for a month and discharged the other prisoners with a caution.
   Mr. Judge, Little Hanover-street, was summoned for having his public house open at half-past twelve o'clock on last Sunday night. Sub-Constable Foley proved the case and a fine of 10s. and costs was imposed.
   Ellen Russell, Barrack-street, was fined 10s. for having her public house open at one o'clock on the morning of the 21st September last. Sub- Constable Griffin proved the case.
   A man who refused to give his name was put forward charged with breaking lamps in Market-street on last night.
   Mr. M. J. Collins appeared for the Gas Company and said that he was instructed to state that the habit of breaking gas lamps had become very prevalent in the city of late, and he should therefore press for a heavy penalty in the case.
   Callaghan, the watchman of the locality, deposed that he saw the prisoner last night break a lamp in Castle-street, wilfully and deliberately.
   Mr. Dunscombe said that the bench were determined to put a stop to the habit of breaking lamps. They would impose the entire penalty the law allowed in this case, namely two months' imprisonment, with hard labour.
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The Cork Examiner, 5 October 1863
October 3, 1863.
   ARRIVEDCurlew, O'Neill, St. John's N.F, oil and skins, and proceeded to Liverpool ; Reward, Reynolds, Newport ; Girl I Love, Sutton, Newport ; St. Catherine, Crenuio, Newport ; Agnes, Rening, Taganrog, wheat.
October 4, 1863.
   ARRIVEDFredenas (390), Bounland, New York, wheat ; Cito, Stevenson, Taganrog, wheat ; J. C. Lockhart, Lockhart, Montreal, wheat ; Dakatoh, Williams, Quebec, deals ; Australia, Covossa, Sulina, maize ; Lemnos, Chesatz, Taganrog, wheat ; Carmine, Candose, Odessa, wheat ; Africa steamer, Liverpool to Halifax, and proceeded.
   SAILEDUrania, Genolama, Cardiff, ballast.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   ARRIVED—(Wind N.W.)—Eriea, from Maceo, for Liverpool (landed captain and crew of ship Scinde, of London, which vessel was abandoned in a sinking state, on the 13th September, in 46.42 N., 28.10 W. The Scinde was on a voyage from Calicut, with cotton) ; Chariot of Fame, from London, for Auckland, to embark passengers ; Marcellies, from Monte Video.
   PUT BACK—Ship Courier, of Liverpool, for St. John's, leaky.
   QUEENSTOWN, THIS DAY.—The Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia Company's steam-ship City of Limerick arrived here at 7 p.m. yesterday, and, having embarked passengers, proceeded for New York at 12.30 p.m. All well.
   The ship Hahneman, of Liverpool, reports having been fired into and boarded by a Confederate privateer on the 1st July. After examining the papers of the Hahneman the privateer left her in latitude 25 S., long. 36 W.

   On the 4th inst., the wife of William Varian, of a daughter.
   On the 2nd instant, at Hernsbrook, county Limerick, the wife of William Aherin, Esq., of a son.
   On the 30th ult., at Dunmanway, the wife of Mr. Thomas Spencer, of a son.

   On the 29th September, at Trinity Church, Ryde, Major Charles Kendal Bush [sic], 59th Regiment, eldest son of the late Thomas Bushe, Esq., of Furry-park, county Dublin, and grandson of the late Chief Justice Bushe, to Victoria, third daughter of the late Arthur French, Esq.

   On Saturday, at her residence, 23, South Terrace, Caroline, youngest daughter of the late George Davies, Esq.
   On the 21st Sept., in New York, of apoplexy, Daniel Madden, a native of Doneraile, county Cork, aged 47 years.
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The Cork Examiner, 7 October 1863
   STREET MURDER.—NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE, MONDAY.—Down to a late hour this morning the pitman who mortally stabbed the Irishman, Martin Luskey, in the Scotswood-road, in this town, on Saturday night, has evaded the police. He is described as a little bow-legged man, and left his hat behind him when he made his escape. Luskey appears to have brought his death upon himself. He had been drinking with some companions in a publichouse in Ord-street, and had turned out of it about 20 minutes past 7 in the evening in company with some others of his countrymen, all under the influence of drink—he, with the view of proceeding by the half-past 7 o'clock train to Sunderland, to bring his wife home. In proceeding along the Scotswood-road towards the Cattle-market they met two pitmen, one of them carrying a bandbox and some parcels. Luskey, without any provocation, knocked the bandbox out of the hand of the pitman, and it would seem that he and his companions were inclined to ill-use him, when his companion stepped up, and a fight ensued. It is not certain whether Luskey or the pitman was knocked down ; one was, and upon his getting up again Luskey was dreadfully stabbed in the neck. With assistance he was taken to a chymist's [sic] shop, kept by Mr. Jobson, and was attended by Dr. Ellis, who lives close by. The deceased had been stabbed about two inches below the ear, the wound being three inches deep, and he died upon the floor of the chymist's shop a few minutes after he was taken in. There was a good deal of excitement in Newcastle on Saturday and Sunday about this murder, but the above are the facts of the unfortunate man's death. It seems a singular thing, however, that in a crowded thoroughfare such as that of Scotswood-road in this town the man who committed this offence should have escaped so readily, and should have evaded the detective police so long, but such is the case.
   FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—Last night, as the down eight o'clock train from Harcourt-street was approaching the Miltown station, the ticket collector, Laurence Towers, was making for the signal when, unfortunately, he was knocked down, and the wheels passing over him, crushed his head to atoms, causing instantaneous death. Towers had been for twenty years in the police, and bore an excellent character. The poor fellow leaves a wife and young family to deplore his loss.—Freeman of yesterday.
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The Cork Examiner, 13 October 1863
October 12th, 1863    
   SIR,—Having seen, in your number of the 10th instant, an extract which would appear to have been taken from a letter written by the Rev. Mr. M'Mahon, parish priest of Boherboy, to the Board of Guardians, relative to a midwifery case which occurred at Glenlahan, in the Newmarket Dispensary District, were I to allow such an imputation cast on my professional character to pass unnoticed, the public should look on me as an unchristian, unfeeling mercenary in the extreme, and unworthy to occupy the position I hold as a medical man. The following are the facts of this case :—On the 20th ult., a man on horseback came to my house, and said he had a sick call. It was about 8 o'clock in the morning. I enquired where to. He said, Glounlahan, and that he had a ticket. I told him that was Doctor Donaldson's district. If so, said he, you are not bound to attend. He then asked me who could give him a visiting ticket. I directed him to Mr. Henry Riordan, of Newmarket. On mentioning his name, he said he could get a ticket from him at once for Dr. Donaldson—as he knew him well—which is only three miles and a-half from my place. Did I consider the case an urgent one, I would have attended it at the instant ; but, from what the man told me, I knew he had ample time to call on the medical officer of the district. I heard no more of him until the next day, when he asked me what I would charge him. On assuring me he was in humble circumstances, I did not require of him to pay half a fee, notwithstanding his place being nine Irish miles, viz., a wild mountain, without a road on a wet stormy day, and got his wife safely over her confinement, her child, as she stated, being dead for twenty-four hours before I arrived. I don't think a medical officer is bound to do the duty of another unsolicited, unless in an extreme case, as each is only responsible for the poor of his district. I must say that the extract was a garbled misrepresentation of the Rev. Mr. Mahon's [sic] letter, and remain your obliged servant,

ACCIDENTS.—On yesterday, a poor woman named Bridget Murphy, residing at Bishopstown, was brought to the South Infirmary with a broken thigh. It appeared that she was reaching for a box on a shelf, when she overbalanced herself, and falling heavily to the ground received the above injury. A young man named John Donovan was carried to the same institution yesterday suffering from some severe bruises. He was engaged as a workman at a corn store, near St. Finnbar's, and while carrying a bag of corn up the steps, he slipped and fell, bruising himself severely.
   PROPOSAL TO TURN THE GREAT EASTERN INTO A FLOATING HOTEL.—The easiest thing to do with her would be to anchor her off Cowes, and fit her up as a vast floating hotel. There are invalids enough who are ordered sea-trips to make such a speculation pay.
RESCUE FROM DROWNING.—About eight o'clock on last Sunday evening two sailors belonging to the gunboat Highlander attempted, while under the influence of drink, to pull in a small punt from the beach at Queenstown to their vessel, and the boat rapidly drifted towards the harbour's mouth. Sub-Constables Meara and Mertill, of the local constabulary, observed the perilous situation in which the two sailors were, and at once put off in a boat to their assistance. They quickly came up to the punt and took the two drunken men on board. On their return to the shore one of the sailors stood up on the gunwale, and before he could be prevented sprang into the water. He would certainly have been drowned, as he could not swim, were it not for the interference of Sub-Constable Meara, who jumped into his rescue and succeeded in bringing him safely to the shore. We hope that the gallant fellow will not be unrewarded for this very courageous act.
   REPRESENTATION OF NEW ROSS.—We understand that Colonel Tottenham does not intend to contest the borough again, but that the Solicitor-General (James A. Lawson, Esq.) will be brought forward on the Tottenham interest. Waterford Mail.

Lying-in-Hospital.—Mrs. Denny per Mrs. W. Beamish, £1.
SHIPPING CASUALTY.—On yesterday, the Caroline, of London, put into Queenstown, from stress of weather. She had been freighted with stores, wooden huts, &c., for a Danish colony, lately established in Greenland. Unfortunately the Caroline did not arrive at her destination until too late in the winter, and was prevented landing by the ice. It is feared that the non-arrival of the vessel will be of serious loss to the unfortunate colonists.

   On the 9th inst., at Fermoy, the wife of Capt. John Cumming Clarke, 2nd Batt. 13th Regt., of a son.
   On the 9th inst., in Liverpool, the lady of John Gillman Swanton, Esq., of a son.
   On the 9th inst., at Merrion View House, the wife of E. Barron, V.S., of a son.
   October 8, at Borris-in-Ossory, the wife of Samuel Boyce, Esq., S.I.C., of a son.
   October 9, at Rosnaree, the wife of C. W. Osborne, Esq., of a daughter.
   September 27, at Malta, the wife of Captain C. Crowley, 15th Regiment, of a son.

   October 7, Cotmanhag, [sic]¹ Edmund Constantine Henry Phipps, Esq., Secretary at H. M.'s Legation at Stuttgart, only son of the late Hon. Edmund Phipps, to Maria Jane, eldest daughter of Alfred Miller Mundy, Esq., of Shipley, Derbyshire.
   October 8, at St. Anne's Church, Dublin, Hugh Morgan Tuite, Esq., of Sonna, county Westmeath, to Hester Maria, daughter of the late John Hogan, Esq., of Auburn, in the same county.

   On the 12th inst., at the Presentation Convent, Clarence-street, after a long illness, borne with the most exemplary patience and piety, Sarah Mahony, in religion Sister Mary Clare, youngest daughter of the late Martin Mahony, Esq., of this city.—R.I.P.
   On the 9th inst., at the residence of her brother, Bochum, Westphalia, Prussia, aged 46, Mary, second daughter of the late Thomas Mulvany, Esq., R.H.A.
   On the 16th inst., at 17, Warrington Place, Catherine, only daughter of the late Colonel Sherlock, of Sherlockstown, county Kildare.
   October 11, John Dennan, Esq., 49, Middle Abbey-street, Dublin, in the 80th year of his age.
   October 11, at the residence of Mr. Murphy, Dalkey, Mr. Patk Butler, late of Kingstown.
   October 9, from the effects of an accident, Richard Barry, of 70, Summer hill, Dublin, in the 30th year of his age.
   At 82, Leeson-street, Dublin, on the 11th inst., Martha, daughter of the late Francis Roche, Esq., of Rochemount. 
   October 9, at 4, Church-avenue, Upper Rathmines, Frank, infant child of John Lawless, solicitor.
   July 7, at Brooklyn, William Patrick Renny, Esq., formerly of Essex-quay, Dublin, lieutenant in the 164th regiment, Corcoran legion.
   October 9, at Charlemount-mall, Dublin, aged 76 years, Thomas Walker, Esq.
   On Thursday morning, at his residence, Queen-street, Clonmel, at the age of 73 years, Joseph Grubb, Esq., a member of the Society of Friends.
   On the 28th July, on Lake Huron, murdered while in the execution of his duty as Government Inspector of Fisheries, William Gibbard, of Collingwood, Canada West, Justice of the Peace.
   On the 5th inst., after a long illness, aggravated by a severe burn from her crinoline accidentally catching the flame as she warmed her feet at the fire, Sarah, eldest daughter of the Rev. John Prior, of Crossoge, Thurles, and Rector of Kirklington, Yorkshire.
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The Cork Examiner, 15 October 1863
(Before Mr. D. RYAN KANE, Q.C.)
THE business of this sessions commenced with the hearing of undefended cases, which lasted all day.
   The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury :—John Williamson, Castleview ; James Gardiner, Mallow ; Charles Harris, Mallow ; Thomas Plowman Mallow ; Wm. Howe, Kilbrack ; Andrew Anderson, Drumcorbett ; John Bolster, Egmont ; George L. Balwell, Sandy Park ; Richard H. Crofts, Ballyhoura Lodge ; Christopher Crofts, Clogheen ; Thomas Clancy, Rathgoggin ; Henry M. Daly, Burton Park ; George Crofts Harris, Spitalfields ; Maurice Magrath, Egmont ; Philip Purdon, Egmont ; William Rogers, Bregogan ; Kingsmill Bredy, Quartertown ; Frederick Creed, Clogher ; Maurice Magrath, Ballyadam ; Wm. Hennessy, jun., Kilmacoom ; Christopher Langley, Ballyellis ; Wm. Lavers, Ballydoyle ; Wm. Lysaght, Hazlewood.
   His Worship stated that he was happy to inform them that the calendar of this Session presented a very favourable contrast, to that which came before them this time twelve months. At that sessions there were a large number of cases of violent assaults arising out of drunken squabbles, none of which were now on the book. The number of cases for their disposal, consisted of twelve cases, one of which was a charge of cattle stealing ; but on looking at the informations he found that it would probably resolve itself into a family dispute—the party charged being the sisters [sic] of the prosecutor. The other cases were charges of rescue, and an assault between two women.
   The spirit license applications were next taken up.
   The following magistrates were in attendance: Nathaniel Webb Ware, John Harold Barry, James Gallaher, M'Carthy O'Leary, Pierce Purcell. The following were granted :—Ellen Ahern, Milford ; John Cronin, Nad ; Michael Hickey and Mary O'Connor, Buttevant ; Michael M'Carthy, Denis Reidy, John Cremin, Johnson Sheahan, and Michael Staunton, Mallow ; Ellen Cahill and Michael Foley, Doneraile ; John Finnigan, Pallas ; Eliza Foley, Killavullen ; John Geary, Droumihana ; Catherine Hanagan, Martin Griffin, Patrick Higgins, Kanturk ; Catherine Riordan, Beeing ; William Sheehan, Kippaugh.
   The following applications were rejected :—John Linehan and Richard Bush, Buttevant ; Patrick Higgins, Green Hill ; Jeremiah Mullane, Toureen.
Daniel Daly, appellant ; Daniel Riordan, respondent.
   This was an appeal against a conviction for two pounds two shillings for trespass in pursuit of game.
   Mr. O'Callagah appeared for the plaintiff.
   Mr. H. H. Barry for the respondent.
   Several witnesses were examined in support of the conviction.
   Mr. Gallaher believed that the conviction was wrong, inasmuch as it gave an imprisonment of two months instead of one month, which was all the law awarded.
   Court—There is no doubt that it is a bad conviction.
   Mr. O'Callaghan—I have the petty sessions book here also, your worship, and the order is not signed by any magistrate.
   The book was produced, and the order was only initialled by the magistrate, not signed.
   The Court directed the conviction be quashed.
   Mr. O'Callaghan applied to the court to have bills of indictment for child desertion sent up to the Grand Jury against a gentleman near Kanturk (whose name was not mentioned).
   Court—Why did you not apply to the magistrates, Mr. O'Callaghan?
   Mr. O'Callaghan—We did, your worship ; but they refused doing so. Mr. O'Connell was in court at the time and told them that they ought not take them.
   Mr. O'Connell—It appeared that the mother of the illegitimate child left it with the alleged father some days previously, and he took it to the guardians of the Kanturk union, the parties legally bound to take the child, and they directed the master to put the child outside the workhouse, and I advised the magistrates not to give informations in such a case.
   Mr. Waters—An indictment in such a case would not lie unless the child was left in such a place that its life was in danger, and I believe Mr. O'Connell thought the only danger of that was, its being carried to the Kanturk guardians (laughter).
   The Court did not think any indictment would lie against the father in such a case—that the proper course was for the guardians to take the child and sue the father—under the provisions of the late Act, the very act done by him being fully corroborative evidence against him—and refused the application.
   Mr. Waters, as counsel, with Mr. Riordan, agent, resisted the application.
   Mary Kenny and Bridget Quinn were indicted for stealing a purse containing two pence from the person of Johanna Keeffe, at Cullen.
   Mr. Wynne defended the prisoners.
   The prosecutrix examined by Mr. O'Connell, the Crown prosecutor, stated that she was at a pattern at Cullen. and there saw the prisoners ; she could not, however, depose to their having come up to her ; a policeman came up to her and spoke to her ; she then missed her pocket book containing two pence ; she could not say at what time she had it ; she was taken by a policeman to a house where he searched the prisoners, upon whom he found some pence ; never saw her purse afterwards.
   The witness was not cross-examined.
   Constable Morrissy deposed that he saw the two prisoners going up and down through the people at the pattern, knocking them about very rudely. The prisoners went up to the prosecutrix about 4 o'clock ; Mary Kenny moved in to the prosecutrix and put her hand under her mantle in the direction of her dress ; she then squeezed up to her, and the other prisoner also squeezed her ; took the prisoners into a house and searched them ; got eight pence half-penny on one of them, and one and eleven pence on the person of the other ; saw them before at the fair of Kanturk.
   Cross-examined by Mr. R. Wynne—Never had them in custody on any charge before.
   The jury retired, and after some deliberation found them both guilty of the attempt and not guilty of the felony.
   The Court sentenced them—Mary Kenny to nine calendar months' imprisonment at hard labour, and Bridget Quinn to six calendar months' imprisonment at hard labour.
   Ellen Connors was indicted for stealing 30s., one envelope, and one collar, the property of George Phillips, at a place called Ummerabun [Ummeraboy?], near Millstreet.
   It appeared from the evidence that the prisoner was the niece of the prosecutor, and had access to the box in which the money was, from which it was shortly after missed. When arrested a collar and an envelope were found with the prisoner, but no trace of the money ; the prisoner was, however, in possession of new clothes, which the Crown insinuated were the produce of the money so taken.
   Mr. O'Callaghan and Mr. Wynne defended the prisoner.
   The jury acquitted the traverser.
   Cornelius Nowlan was indicted for rescue in a distress for rent, and committing an assault upon a person named John Connell.
   The prosecutor, John Leader, deposed that he made a distress on the lands of Glounalacha on the 7th of July last, for arrears of rent, and that he left a person named John Connell, a bailiff, in charge. It appeared that a sum of £10 15s. was due to the landlord, and that two cows were seized as a distress. A notice was regularly served upon John Clifford, the tenant in possession.
   John Connell deposed that on the 7th July he went with Mr. Leader to the lands ; took charge of the cattle, which remained in his possession till the 21st, when the prisoner came and told witness he had better go home, as he would take them in spite of him ; he had a stick, but did not use it ; witness was afraid of him.
   Mr. O'Callaghan appeared for the prisoner, objected, that as the lands were held by Clifford under a written proposal ascertaining the rent, and as this was not produced, the rent was not proved due, and, therefore, the prosecution should fail.
   The Court was of the opinion that the objection was a good one, and, accordingly, a verdict of acquittal by the jury was directed.
   This concluded the criminal business, and the Court then proceeded with the civil business.

IT is with very deep regret we announce the death of Master WILLIAM O'BRIEN, son of our respected fellow-citizen, Mr. MARK O'BRIEN, which took place suddenly, of heart disease, at the residence of Dr. QUIN, Gayfield, Donnybrook, a licensed boarding- house of the Catholic University. The deceased, though only in his fifteenth year, was a second year's student of the University. He was a boy of rare promise. His attainments were so precocious that though under age the rule of the University was waived in favour of his admission, and at his entrance examination he obtained the episcopal exhibition. Though naturally lively of temperament, his studious disposition kept him from the exercises and amusements natural to his age, and it is probable this gifted young creature fell a victim to his excessive thirst for knowledge. Had he lived there is little reason to doubt he would have become an ornament of our irish University, and not improbably have shed lustre on the city of his birth. His death, it is unnecessary to say, has been a source of deep affliction to his family, and of unfeigned sorrow to the friends who were watching his young career with interest and expectation.
   His remains will be removed to St. Vincent's Seminary to-morrow, at ten o'clock.

THE first shooting match of this club came off on Friday and Saturday last. The prizes, for this season, were confined to ladies, whose proficiency is very creditable, when it is considered that the most of the members, including all the successful competitors, had never taken a bow in hand before May last, when the club was formed.
   A very handsome dejeuner was very kindly provided on each day by the Hon. Secretary, Mr. Augustus Sheil, in whose grounds the meetings took place ; when the healths of the winners of prizes, and of the hospitable proprietor of Bearforest, were drunk with all the well merited honours.
   The very valuable prizes presented by Mr. Edward Syd, Mr. A. Sheil, and by Mrs. Ashton Hackett, and Mr. Hackett, Cork, entitle the donors to the best thanks of the club.
   The following prizes were contended for by ladies, who shot four dozen arrows at 60 yards, and two dozen at 50 yards.
   CLUB PRIZES.—1st prize, turquoise and gold brooch, Miss M. Davies.—Score, 170. 2nd prize, carbuncle and gold locket, Miss M. F. Ormsby, score 136. 3rd prize, an amethyst and gold locket, Miss Ormsby, score, 119. Best gold, a turquoise ring, Miss Davies. Best score at 60 yards, turquoise ring, Miss Exshaw. Best score at 50 yards, a pearl and amethyst ring, Miss Cotter.
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The Cork Examiner, 16 October 1863
HIS WORSHIP sat to-day for the trial of criminal business.
   Honora Furling and Bridget Walsh, two women of the town, were found guilty of stealing £10 2s. 6d. from the person of Patrick Mahony. Bridget Walsh, who was an old offender, was sentenced to four years' penal servitude, and the other woman to six months' imprisonment.
   John Mulcair, an old man, was convicted of having stolen a snuff-box containing two half- sovereigns and two two-shilling pieces from James Wheeler. Sentence was deferred.
   Timothy Donohue pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing 4lbs. of butter from the Butter Exchange, and being an old offender was sentenced to four years' penal servitude.
   Michael Kiely pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting James Donovan. He was sentenced to two months' imprisonment from the date of his committal.
   The Court then adjourned.

Engineer—John West, to the Asia, as supernumary. Assistant Engineer—Wm. Murray, to the Columbine.

HIS Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has appointed Henry Baldwin Olliffe, Esq., of Mount Verdon House, a Justice of the Peace for the City of Cork.
THE election of five Town Commissioners in place of those retiring by rotation, was held yesterday in Queenstown. The outgoing members were Messrs. W. D. Seymour, W. Joyce, J. Kilmurry, E. Farrell, and A. James, all of whom, except Mr. James, offered themselves for re-election. The other candidates were Capt. H. H. O'Bryen, Messrs. J. Seymour, N. G. Seymour, R. O'Driscoll, J. Kinnears, and J. Hoffman. After a very severe and exciting contest, the result of the poll was declared at four o'clock to be as follows :— W. D. Seymour, 170 ; J. Seymour, 164 ; W. Joyce, 126 ; P. [sic] O'Driscoll, 110 ; N. G. Seymour, 104 ; E. Farrell, 92 ; Capt. H. H. O'Bryen, 86 ; J. Kinnears, 44 ; J. Kilmurry, 40. Mr. Hoffman was prevented entering the contest, not being in attendance at the time fixed for nomination. Addresses of thanks having been delivered by the successful candidates, the proceedings terminated. [no result was reported for A. James - dja]

A PARAGRAPH appeared in yesterday's Examiner copied from the Tipperary Free Press, headed “Daring Outrage and Robbery,” and describing the plunder of a large sum of money from the house of Mr. SHIRLEY, the agent to Mr. BAGWELL, M.P. We have this day seen a letter from a magistrate in Clonmel borough, stating that the whole story is a fabrication. We forbear for the present to enter into further details.
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The Cork Examiner, 20 October 1863
(From the Times.)
   With singular bad taste, and a presumption which augurs no good for the destinies of those over whom he presides, Mr. Lincoln has directed that the 26th of next November shall be observed as a day of Solemn Thanksgiving by all Americans at home or abroad. It is, no doubt, right that a Christian nation in the enjoyment of great blessings should remember from time to time the source from which these blessings come, and commemorate its gratitude in the form of thanksgiving, but in the case of the United States the first thought that occurs to us is to ask for what it is to give thanks. To thank Providence for blessings not received is as near an approach to blasphemy as to repine against chastisements duly merited. Many ways may be found of keeping up the falling spirits of a baffled party, and maintaining a declining reputation in the eyes of foreign nations, but none, we apprehend, is so objectionable as employing a religious service for the purpose.
   Thanksgiving for what? For civil war, the very greatest of calamities ; for the destruction by rude hands of a Constitution which had been regarded as a masterpiece of human wisdom ; for the loss of liberty ; for the death or mutilation of hundreds of thousands of human beings ; for increase of a spirit of exasperation and hatred ; for the devestation of large territories ; for the substitution of paper credit for regular and lucrative industry, and for the tenfold miseries which the war has hitherto inflicted on the black race as well as the white,—those are the things for which President Lincoln would have to thank Providence if the Day of Thanksgiving had been fixed on the 3rd of October. For what blessings will he have to return thanks on the 26th of November? How can he—how can any man forecast what in six weeks hence will be the position of the American Republic, whether it will be one demanding thanksgiving, or more suitably commemorated by fasting and humiliation? Is the course of events flowing entirely in one direction —are the indications of prosperity so steady and assured, that Mr. Lincoln is justified in pronouncing with certainty that his affairs on the 26th of November will call for thanksgiving and not for humiliation? We look from one item to another in our voluminous American intelligence without being able to find a single point which should inspire this overweening confidence. The North has undertaken to conquer the South. For two years and a half it has been engaged in this effort, and unless it is advancing towards that end it is really receding from it. How, then, do matters stand by the last accounts, and how are they likely to stand at the end of November?
   [Here follows a lengthy diatribe, recapitulating the current situation on various fronts and postulating that the North can never conquer the South so long as it is defended by “men of English race, fighting for their lives and possessions.” - dja]

   ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS.—The examinations for honors, at entrance, of the Catholic University were held on Monday and Tuesday last, the 12th and 13th inst. ; that for honors in classics on the 12th—Professors Ornsby and Stewart being the examiners ; and that for honors in mathematics on the following day—Rev. M. O'Ferrall, S.J., Rev. Professor Penny, and Professors Sullivan, Kavanagh, and Dunne being the examiners. A considerable number competed in the honor entrance class ; the examinations, by written papers. were of a severe and thoroughly testing character and lasted six hours. The following students obtained the rank and the episcopal entrance exhibitions attached to their respective names:—
   CLASSICAL EXHIBITIONS.—First—Hogan, Edward S., £20. Second—O'Connor, Patrick J., £20. Third—Gossen, Nicholas, £15.
   MATHEMATICAL EXHIBITIONS.—First—Kavanagh, William, £20. Second—Stewart, Samuel, £20. Third—O'Sullivan, Eugene, £20. Fourth—Spence, Thomas, £15. Fifth—Shaw, James, £15.
   Mr. Spence, who is a Protestant, received his instruction in St. Patrick's College of Evening Classes, of which he had been a student and, amongst a large number of competitors, obtained fourth placeand an exhibition of £15 in mathematics, and a fourth in classics.—Freeman.

   The Earl and Countess of Gosford have arrived at their residence in Lower Grosvenor-street from a tour of visits.
   Captain Josiah Cave, of the screw steamer European had the good fortune to fall in, on Saturday evening off Waterford harbour, with the Sebastian Cabot, on which so high an insurance as 70 per cent. had been paid, and in search of which no fewer than twelve steamers (three of them men-of-war) have for some time been. Three of the steamers had had her in tow, but were obliged to cast her off. Captain Cave, however, more successful, took her safely into Waterford. She was bound from London to Bombay, with a general cargo valued at £80,000.
   This is the second occasion on which, within two years, Captain Cave, who is the son of our fellow citizen, Mr. John Cave, has been successful in the unexpected rescue of vessels and cargoes of great value. The former, in November twelve-month, was that of the Mary Stenhouse, the property of Messrs. Baines, of Liverpool, and bound to the same destination. She and her cargo were valued at £130,000. She had lost all her masts, her mate was killed, and six of her crew (28 in number) disabled by their falling.—Constitution.

   OCTOBER ENTRANCE.—PRIZES IN MODERN LANGUAGES. —Ferris, Maxwell Henry, £3, German ; Barlow, John, £3, French ; Mulock, Henry P., £5, do. ; Lloyd, Henry J., £2, do. ; O'Loughlin, Kevork, £1 10s., Italian ; Ferris, Maxwell Henry, £1 10s., French ; Wade, Nugent, £1, do. ; Gibson, John, £1 do. ; Drought, George M., £1, Italian ; Johns, William Henry, £1, French ; Gallie, James B., £1, do. ; Bayley, George, £1, do.
   Examinations for moderatorships in mathematics and mathematical physics:—Senior Moderators—George L. Cathcart, Charles Edward Tuthill. Junior Moderators—John K. Darley, Andrew Edmund B. Bagot.

   PESTILENT BURYING-GROUNDS IN BELFAST.— Extraordinary disclosures were made at the meeting of the Town Council of Belfast on Wednesday last with reference to the state of the burying grounds in that town. A report from the Town Improvement Committee was read containing the following statements :—“The Friar's-bush Graveyard is entirely occupied ; there is no ground unopened. Human bodies are sometimes placed immediately beneath the surface of the ground, with a slight mound of earth laid above them. The graves when opened are found to be saturated with decomposed remains, and the surface has been gradually raised many feet above its original level. The ground has not been properly dried by deep draining, so that the soil gives off very noxious exhalations, and the water, charged with putrid matter, is suffered to flow over the surface and to pollute the atmosphere. There is not sufficient soil to absorb any further animal matter, and, nevertheless, it is frequently opened to admit fresh bodies. The number of interments during the year 1862 was 717.” These observations, said the report, applied to a considerable extent to two other burying grounds, Shankhill burial-ground, and the new burial-ground, Antrim-road. A memorial to the same effect was presented from the house-holders of Malone district, and in wich they state that beggar's-bush grave-yard, close to the Botanic- gardens, which separate it from the Queen's College, was overcrowded more than 20 years ago, and that since that time probably 20,000 corpses have been deposited in it ; that coffins [are] constantly deposited almost on the surface, old coffins and the putrefying remains of corpses are continually dug up and burnt, by which noisome and dangerous effluvia are produced, generating fever of a malignant type, which was spreading rapidly. It was proposed that the Lord Lieutenant should be requested to exercise the power vested in him to close that graveyard, but this was opposed by a member of the town council, on the ground that it was chiefly used by Roman Catholics ; that none of the inhabitants of that persuasion had signed the memorial, and that the interests of their clergy would be injuriously affected by the shutting up of that place of interment.
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The Cork Examiner, 21 October 1863
October 19, 1863.
   ARRIVEDArabia steamer, Liverpool, and left with passengers for Halifax ; City of Cork steamer, Liverpool, and left for New York.
   SAILEDBen Lomond, Smart, London, rice ; May, Hignett, Cape of Good Hope, general cargo ; Anetra, Beyo, Genoa, coals ; Gange, Raguisin, Limerick, grain ; Cynthia, Smith, Rio Janeiro, coals ; Mysore, Jenkins, Swansea, timber ; Ariel, Zeplein, Amsterdam, grain ; Albert, Nueska, Ballina, grain ; Elsina, Bouwer, Ballina, grain ; Lambertus, Freerieks, Preston, grain.
October 20, 1863.
   ARRIVEDBrien Boroimhe, Kelly, Quebec, timber ; Dragemir, Baicurich, Marionople, wheat, for Cork via Falmouth ; Edmond Ironsides steamer, Glo'ster, general cargo ; Endeavour, Blain, Taganrog, wheat ; Agnes, Weidmaun, Jaffa, barley ; Syren, Hall, Swansea, patent fuel, for Mauritius —put in, loss of water and main-boom.
   SAILEDSutcliffe, Jane Young, Fanny, Confidence (in ballast) ; Clyde, Perry, New York, coals ; Drago, Perrasso, Dublin, wheat ; Anna Maria, Zadro, London, hides ; Frithiof, Baurentziu, Belfast, wheat ; Mary Rogerson, Broddie, London, oil ; David and Carolina, Martina, Antwerp, hides ; Emily, Powlie, Montrose, guano ; Cornish Lass, Edgar, Portsmouth, oats ; Beaver, Manning, Kinsale, ballast.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   ARRIVED—(Wind E. ; thick)—Veranda, from New York ; Adrette, Alexandria ; Achilles, from Liverpool to Shanghai —captain dead.

   On the 19th instant, at his seat, Rookcliffe, near Lymington, Hampshire, the wife of Captain R. H. Smith Barry, of Ballyedmond, in this county, of a son.
   October 18, at 28, Belgrave-square, North, Rathmines, the wife of Richard Dolan, Esq., of a daughter.
   On the 18th inst., at Drumbanaghen Parsonage, the lady of the Rev. Robert Samuel Law, of a daughter.
   On the 18th inst., at Queen-square, Dublin, the wife of Mr. E. Congdon, of a son.

   October 17, at St. George's Church, Dublin, Arthur Stanhope Aldrich, Esq., to Elizabeth Ann, only daughter of Thomas Longan, Esq., of Eccles-street.
   October 15, at Leominster, Herefordshire, James, youngest son of Captain Henry Kirwan, of Castlehacket, county Galway, to Mary, youngest daughter of C. Walker, Esq., of Eaton Hall, Leominster.
   October 17, in St. Anne's Church, Dublin, Capt. Ormsby Rose, of Merrion-square, to Lucy Anne, eldest daughter of Henry Stuart Burton, Esq., D.L., Carrigaholt, county Clare.

   On the 19th inst., Michael Roberts Hodder, Esq., aged 15 years, second son of the late Geo. Francis Hodder, Esq., Fountainstown, in this county.
   On the 16th inst., at her residence, Thorncliffe Grove, Oxford Road, Manchester, Clementina Douglas, widow of the Rev. Richard Lorenzo Fitzgibbon, D.D., Rector of Killeagh, in this county, and relict of Edward Johnson, Esq., in the same county.
   At New Orleans, on the 24th August last, of acclimatic fever, Mr. Thomas Spellessy, late of Colooney-street, Limerick, only surviving son of the late Mr. Thomas Spellessy, for many years confidential clerk in the employment of Messrs. Francis Spaight & Sons.
   On the 4th inst., at his residence, Montreal, the wife of Andrew S. Kenyon, Esq.
   On the 31st July, at Tempe, near Melbourne, from the bursting of an aneurism, Charles J. Griffith, Esq., in his 55th year.
   On the 17th inst., at her father's residence, 10, North William-street, Dublin, Rosa Maria, the beloved and only surviving daughter of Mr. Walter Plowman.
   On the 5th October, in New York, William Byrnes, a native of the county Cork.
   October 15, in Jermyn-street, London, Hester Augusta, wife of Frederick W. Craven Ord, Captain Royal Artillery, and daughter of the late Sir Michael Cusack Smith, Bart.
   October 14, at Leighlin-bridge, Mr. Patrick Darcy, in the eighty-seventh year of his age.

   The deaths of Mr. Hope and Mr. Langdon cause vacancies at Windsor and Oxford City.
   Mr. Frank Buckland writes :—“Mr. A. D. Bartlett resident superintendent at the Zoological Gardens, having been good enough to let me know that he had just received a fine lively porpoise, I forthwith hastened to pay my respects. I found our new arrival (about 4 ft. long and 33 in. round the chest) in the pond with the sturgeon, who, by the way, is well and hearty. The sturgeon seems very jealous of the porpoise being put into his pond, and swims about the bottom, looking as savage as a fish can look. The poor porpoise seems much fatigued by his journey. He left Boston, in Lincolnshire, on Thursday morning at seven o'clock, in a railway train ; he had therefore been nearly eight hours out of the water. Mr. James Wigtoff, near Boston, sent him down, carefully wrapped up in a wet blanket, and surrounded with wet grass ; plenty of water was also sent, and this was from time to time poured on his back, to keep his skin and blow-holes moist. At this moment he is sailing round and round the margin of the pond with his head half out of the water. Mr. Bartlett thinks he does this because he is in a strange place, and that it is the same thing as a wild bird or beast when fresh caught, beating himself against the bars of his cage. I hope, however, that the porpoise will soon find out that he has come into good hands, and that he will be well treated ; and I trust that in a day or two, if all goes well, he will find this out, begin to feed, and take example from the good behaviour of his comrade the sturgeon—who, by the way, has so far got over his shyness as to eat a quart of worms every day. The respirations or blowings of the porpoise are something between a cough and a sneeze, when an unfortunate patient has (as the cabman expresses it) 'caught one cold on top of t'other.' These respirations are about five to the minute, and the jet of air he sends forth from his blow-hole feels warm to the hand, like breathing in ourselves. I have, however, only one fear—the porpoise did not open his eyes once all the time I was looking at him. I trust he had received no injury ; but I did not like to bother and disturb him by examining them. Our last porpoise died—he was too long out of the water to have a chance of living ; the present specimen has, however, no such excuse, and I trust he will be good enough to make up his mind to spend the winter with us. We shall be glad of his company.”

   ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP A BLACK SEAMAN.—The Times contains the following story, prefacing it with the statement that there are crimps in the north-eastern ports, who make a living by kidnapping seamen for American captains, who have often great difficulty in making up their crews when any of their hands absconded, as there is no treaty with this country to capture and restore runaway seamen to their ships. Last week a crimp induced a negro seaman to go with him from Sunderland to Shields under pretense of seeing a ship in the Tyne docks in which hands were wanted. They arrived in Shields just as a new York ship was coming out of dock to proceed down the harbour to sea. The crimp took the negro to this vessel, and when he was got on board he was told that he must go upon the voyage, though he had no clothes other than those he wore. The coloured man most determinedly refused to go with the ship, but he was told he must, and he would be made to do so. The vessel was towing out to sea all the time, and the negro had no means of communicating with the shore. He was then taken across the bar and out to sea ; but still he said he would not go, and was kicked and cuffed by the master and the mate. When about a mile and a half from land, with a strong sea running, the negro suddenly ran off, and though both officers and crew tried to stop him he sprang over the ship's side into the ocean, and swam towards the shore. The master of the vessel got a boat out to give him chase but he was fortunately picked up by the Tyne steamboat, much exhausted. He was brought on shore at Shields. The police, seeing him running along the street with the wet dripping off him, took him to the South Shields police-station, and he gave them information of the ill-treatment that he had received on board the American vessel. He could not, however, tell who the crimp was that had attempted to kidnap him.
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The Cork Examiner, 22 October 1863
ARDFERT, CO. KERRY, OCT. 21.—An inquest was held here to-day by Mr. R. C. Harnett, district coroner, on the body of James Bogue, a land steward in the employ of Mr. Wm. Crosbie, of Ardfert Abbey, who met his death under the following circumstances:—Bogue, for some business or other, on the previous day, had occasion to ascend the top of an old abbey which is situated near his own residence, and by some incautiousness was precipitated from a height of 120 feet. On the top of this old ruin there is usually a flag flaunting in the air, and it was noticed this day that the flag was inclining from its old position ; and it is supposed the unfortunate deceased went up to adjust it. A respectable jury—foreman, John Dwyer—having been empanelled, they proceeded to view the body, and, after a short deliberation, returned a verdict according to the foregoing facts. Bogue was for a long time a resident of Clonakilty, county Cork. —Correspondent. [see also 24 October 1863]

   On the 19th inst., at Somerville, the wife of Sir William Somerville, Bart., of a daughter.
   On the 19th October, at 40, Longwood Avenue, Dublin, the wife of James Fitzgerald Windle, of Tarbert, county Kerry, solicitor, of a daughter.
   October 19, at Bonianstown House, county Meath, the wife of Joseph P. O'Brien, Esq., of a son.
   October 18, at Bayview Lodge, Lecarrow, the wife of Richard T. Bond, Esq., of a daughter.
   October 19, at Eccles-street, Dublin, the wife of Stephen Radcliff Fetherston H., of a son.
   October 20th, at Strand-street, Tralee, the wife of Daniel Riordan, Esq., of a daughter.
   On the 16th instant, at No. 4, Castle-street, Tralee, the wife of Mr. R. W. Dobson, of a son.

   October 20, at Peter's Church, Dublin, Joseph Swan Browne, of Knocklow, in the county of Wicklow, Esq., to Mary, daughter of Thomas Crosthwait Hone, Esq., late of Carlow.
   October 15, at St. James's Church, London, George Lidwill, Esq., last Captain 19th Regiment, only son of Frederick Lidwill, Esq., of Dromard, county Tipperary, to Edith Wheatley, eldest daughter of Henry Adams, Esq., Hanover Villas, Notting-hill.
   October 16, at Douglas, Isle of Man, Edward George Daley, Esq., of Brown's Wood, county Wexford, to Eliza Butler Abbott, fourth daughter of the late John Abbott, Esq., of North Great George's-street, Dublin.

   On the 20th instant, Mr. Josiah Wright, bookseller, Patrick-street, aged 30 years.
   On board the Newcastle, troop-ship, on his way to India, Sargeant-Major Joseph Kidney, of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, and late of the Inniskilling Dragoons, of smallpox.
   On the 14th instant, at St. Petersburg, the Duchess of Montebello, youngest daughter of the late Sir Charles Jenkinson, Bart.
   On the 18th inst., at The Camp, Aldershott, of typhus fever, in the 21st year of his age, Charles Taylor Osborne, Ensign in the 87th R. I. Fusiliers, only surviving son of Thomas Osborne, late of the Madras Army, and nephew of Sir William Osborne, Bart., of Beechwood-park, county Tipperary.
   October 15, at her residence, Loughrea, Mary, relict of Charles Costello, of Strokestown, and eldest daughter of D. M'Laughlin, Ballybroghan.
   October 18, at Rockfield, county Mayo, in the 14th year of his age, William, the beloved child of Henry French, Esq.

   Lying-In Hospital—12 Suits of Baby Clothes from Mrs. Pike Besborough.

   A RELIC OF OLD LONDON is now fast disappearing—the Blue Boar Inn,—or the George and the Blue Boar, as it came to be known later, in Holborn. For more than two hundred years this was one of the famous coaching houses, whence stages went to, and where they arrived from, the North and Midland counties. It is more famous still as being the scene—if Lord Orrery's chaplain, Morrice, may be credited—where Cromwell and Ireton, disguised as troopers, cut from the saddle-flap of a messenger a letter which they knew to be there, from Charles the First to Henrietta Maria. They had previously intercepted a letter from the Queen to her husband, in which she reproached him for entering into a compact of reconciliation with Cromwell and his party. This letter was sent on and now they intercepted the reply, in which Charles spoke of them as rogues whom he would, by-and-by, hang instead of reward. According to Morrice, this sealed the King's fate. Such is the legend connected with the Blue Boar, Holborn, which is described, in Queen Ann's reign, as “situate opposite Southampton-square.” —Athenaeum.
WANTED immediately, 500 pairs of wooden walking stilts, and 600 pairs of clogs, which are to be distributed gratuitously to the ratepayers for walking about in the mud and gutter, which has got too deep for spring boots.
   Application to be made to Edward Douche, Honorary Secretary to the Gutter Club, Queenstown.
   October 22nd, 1863.

A FIRE which might have borne very fatal consequences, but which was fortunately discovered in time to prevent serius injury, occured on Wednesday evening in the house of Captain Stirling at Queenstown. A servant had carelessly left a night light burning on a wooden mantel-piece in a bed room where some children were asleep. The light having burned down set fire to the timber which blazed up. A chimney glass which stood above it was next caught by the flame, and it cracked and broke and fell with a loud crash. It was this noise which providentially attracted the attention of the servants who were below stairs, in time to rescue the sleeping children, and to have measures taken for the suppression of the fire.

October 21, 1863.
   ARRIVEDCanada, Herbert, Quebec, timber, for Cork ; Mary and Martha, Cobby, Ibrail, maize ; Village Pride, Semple, Marseilles, wheat ; Jennis, Briggs, Sulina, maize ; Veranda, Sorenson, New York, wheat ; Ardretta, Petterson, Alexandria, wheat ; Sei Feglia, Duivava, Odessa, maize ; Prosperino, Marchese, Sulina, maize ; City of Glasgow steamer, New York, and left for Liverpool ; Hecla steamer, New York, from Liverpool, and proceeded.
   SAILEDActive, Benoles, Bridgewater, oats ; George Lawrence, Henry Patterson, Sarsfield (in ballast).
   PUT IN—Ship Achilles (Aitken, mate), from Liverpool to Shanghai, coals—loss of master, Warnich.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
   REPORT OF DUE FIGLIE, FROM ODESSA.—October 14th —Spoke English brig Clara of Liverpool, for coast of Africa, 45.21 N., 10.30 W.

   A REMARKABLE IRISH VETERAN.—The St. Louis Republican says :—“We saw a regular old veteran of a warrior and a patriot. His name is John T. C. M'Caffrey. He is a native of Ireland, is seventy-three years old, and has had fifteen sons and three daughters. Eleven sons were in the Union army until the seige of Vicksburg, where four of them were killed. The old man himself enlisted in the Tenth Illinois at Fayetteville, Ark., over a year ago, and was lately discharged. He served eight months in the Florida war, twelve months under General Jockson [sic], thirty-two months in the Mexican war, and twelve months in the present war. He has three brothers and three stepsons now in the Union army.”
   AN AMAZON.—The Gettysburg correspondent of an American contemporary gives the following account of a female soldier :—“I talked with Mary Lippey this morning. She is the celebrated Frenchwoman who has followed the 114th Pennsylvania Regiment ever since it entered the service. She is an interesting character. She wears the regular Zouave uniform ; the only thing indicating her sex is a short skirt. She wears red pants and top boots, carries a revolver, and sometimes a musket if one of the boys gets too tired to carry his. She is the idol of the regiment, and they have good cause to revere her. She gave an amusing account of her arrest by a lieutenant-colonel in command here a few days after the fight. Mary was coming in from camp for supplies for the wounded, and was arrested and taken to jail. She said he was a militia colonel who did not know his duty. She showed her pass, but it would not do ; and he was about to search her, when, with pistol in hand, she ordered him to 'stand off.' 'I am a woman,' said she, 'but I can teach you your duty ; lay a hand on me and I will shoot you.' The colonel soon saw he had made a mistake and ordered her release. She is known as 'Mary' all through the camp, and has saved the life of many a poor fellow. She followed the French army seven years, went through the Crimean campaign, and has served 19 months in this war.”
   GOLDEN EAGLE SHOT IN THE COUNTY WATERFORD.—A fine specimen of the above noble bird of the Fam Falconidae, Chrysaetos Linn. (s. p. golden eagle ; it breeds on the borders of Cork and Tipperary in the South, but is now rarely met with) has been shot on the 16th inst., by C. M. Usher, of Camphire, Villierstown, Cappoquin, and has been forwarded to Mr. W. A. Hackett, Patrick-street, Cork, for preservation.

   Mr. Charles Matthews' engagement at the Varietes approaches its termination. A more unequivocal success than his performance in Un Anglais Timide was never obtained.—Musical World.
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The Cork Examiner, 24 October 1863
==> On Thursday we published a paragraph announcing the holding of a coroner's inquest on the body of Mr. DANIEL BOGUE, killed by a fall from a ruined tower on the estate of Ardfert Abbey. Last evening we received a telegram from Mr. BOGUE himself, asking us to keep the manuscript of the paragraph containing this statement, which, it seems, was a hoax. We have the manuscript both of the paragraph and the private note with which it was accompanied as an authentication, and shall of course place them at the disposal of the gentleman in question, in hope that he may be able to trace the authorship. No doubt, the writer has already the satisfaction of knowing that he has spread a great deal of unnecessary pain amongst Mr. BOGUE'S numerous friends. It is hoped that he may in addition meet with something of the punishment such blackguardism deserves.

   YOUGHAL, OCT. 21.—Yesterday evening a most brutal assault with a poker was committed by Cornelius Flynn on a young woman named Mary Walsh, with whom he was drinking in a public-house in this town. It appears that Flynn, a man of bad character, had an improper intimacy with Mary Walsh, and a dispute having occurred between them, he seized a poker and struck her a violent blow on the head, fracturing her skull in a frightful manner, from which she lies insensible, and no hopes are entertained of her recovery. Flynn was immediately arrested by the constabulary and committed by C. Green, Esq., J.P., pending the recovery or death of the unfortunate girl. —Freeman.

A SMALL pack of harriers has lately been formed by some gentlemen residing in the neighbourhood of Queenstown. It is intended to maintain the pack during the winter, and some good sport is expected from it. The dogs were tried for the first time on Tuesday last, and made a capital run. They meet again to-day at Mr. Atkins' gate.
   THE UNITED STATE.—The Messenger Franco- Americain of New York, publishes a notice which has been issued in Iowa, signed by Dora Macomber, of New York, and Wade Ilsley, of the State of Massachusetts. They state that, finding the system of marriage in America totally bad, and being unable conscientiously to unite themselves according to the rites of the law, but considering that every couple are perfectly free to enter into such contract as may seem good to them, they make known to all that they have made the following arrangement :—“We propose to live as husband and wife so long as that union shall be mutually agreeable to us.” This precious document is countersigned by eight witnesses.

BANDON, FRIDAY.—I am glad to announce to you that our respected and eloquent friend, the Rev. J. Holland, of Bandon, has been appointed parish priest of the parishes of Crookhaven and Goleen.—Correspondent.

THE Imperial Government has appointed HENRY BALDWIN OLLIFFE, Esq., J.P., of Mount Verdon House, Vice- Consul of France for Cork.
(Before Judge Kelly.)
The Sebastian Cabot, of Liverpool, and cargo.
   Mr. Lee returned the warrant in this case, which was one of salvage, brought at the suit of the owner, master, and crew of the barque Archipelago, of South Shields, Beatley, master. The barque was on a voyage from Shields to Spain, when she fell in with the Sebastian Cabot, which was bound from Liverpool to Bombay with a general cargo, valued at £100,000. The ship was in distress, having lost her rudder, and was making water. Her captain and crew abandoned her, and went on board the Archipelago, taking with them their clothes and other property. She was then taken in tow by the barque, with a view of proceeding to Falmouth, but, after 48 hours the latter was obliged to let her go, owing to the severity of the weather. The chief mate of the barque and some of her crew volunteered to go on board and endeavour to navigate her to a safe port. This was acceded to, and they were accompanied by the captain and some of the crew of the Sebastian Cabot, which then, under the command of Mr. Spillan, the chief mate of the barque, was navigated towards Cork. After several days she was picked up off Mine Head by the steamer Mangerton, and towed into Waterford.
   The Queen's proctor, Mr. J. T. Hamerton, appeared for the owners of the ship and cargo, and tendered bail to the action.
   The bail was subsequently marked at £10,000 ; and the bail having been perfected, the Queen's proctor prayed a release of the ship and cargo, which was granted.

   COLONIAL APPOINTMENT.—Mr. Humphrey Evatt, A.B., Woodside, Kilkeel, has been appointed surveyor of lands for Sierra Leone, on the recommendation of Mr. John Neville, C.E., surveyor of Louth. Salary, £500 per annum.

JOHN FURLONG, Esq., Richmond Park, Fermoy, has been appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Cork, on the recommendation of Lord Fermoy.

MR. ROGER EVANS offered for sale, yesterday, at his Mart, South Mall, the following property, forming part of the estates of J. C. George, Thomas Martyn, Andrew Syle, William Wainwright and Mary Wainwright, and disposed of under an order of the Landed Estates Court. Lot 1, part of the lands of Monkstown, consisting of 21a. 1r. 2p., bringing annual rent of £79 0s. 9d., and held under the Renewable Leasehold Conversion Act. This lot was purchased by Mr. Chatterton, solicitor, in trust for Mr. Perry, for £1,560. Lot 2 consisted of two houses in Patrick-street (Nos. 60 and 61), bringing a yearly profit rent of £15 13s. 9d. It was bought by Mr. Simkins for £280. Lot 3 was the house No. 59, Patrick-street, yeilding a yearly profit rent of £21 15s. Mr. J. Sweeny, of Wandesford-street, purchased for £395. Lot 4—Two houses in Rutland- street, producing net £17 18s. 4d. yearly. Mr. J. P. Carleton bought this lot in trust for the Misses Carleton for £210.
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The Cork Examiner, 27 October 1863
THE usual weekly sessions at Queenstown were held yesterday before Messrs. T. M. CUMMINS, W. D. SEYMOUR, J. N. BEAMISH, M. POWER, M.D. ; J. L. CRONIN, R.M. ; S. T. W. FRENCH, Major WARREN, and Captain MARTIN.
   Mathew Lawton, a seaman, summoned W. G. Saunders, master of the ship Harriett Dobbyn, to recover £4 due to him as wages. The complainant stated that the defendant engaged him to make a voyage to Havre in the ship, for which he was to get £4. He was ready to go at the proper time, but the captain refused to take him. The reason, he believed, was that a run-away seaman, whose substitute he was to have been, had returned to the ship.
   The defendant stated that the reason he did not take the complainant was, because he did not go on board the ship at the appointed time,and because he had thus disobeyed orders. Instead of going on board the ship at six o'clock in the evening as desired, he went drinking, and did not come to the ship until the next morning.
   The Magistrates held that the complainant's disobedience of orders did not justify the defendant in discharging him, and ordered the defendant to pay the complainant £2, the amount of an advance note given him at the time of engagement.
   Informations were ordered against Captain Fisher, the man who represented himself as a political agent for the Confederate States, on charges of petty larceny. The particulars will be found in another column.

A SAD END.—An inquest was held yesterday at Queenstown by Mr. H. Barry, coroner, upon the body of a middle-aged woman, who was found at an early hour of the morning lying dead in a part of the island called the “bush.” The circumstances attending the woman's death were of a peculiarly horrifying character. She was one of those unfortunate women who infest the town, and had been for a period of twenty years in that condition. She belonged to the very lowest and most miserable class, and in common with a number of others in a similar position, who were too poor to obtain even the worst kind of shelter, she inhabited a part of a small wood near Midleton Park, where they had an encampment. There, without better protection from the weather than a ditch of the trees can afford them, shut out from every aid, isolated from all around them, they suffer miseries and privations which might be deemed more than adequate punishment for their offences against society. Such are their lives, and the episode of yesterday was enough to show what will be their end. This wretched woman was attacked a few days ago with illness. Of course, no care or succour for her was at hand, and she lingered on until she expired, alone and in the open air, yesterday morning. Her body was found while yet warm by a policeman who had entered the place to arrest one of the women against whom a charge had been made. On looking about the wood he found some of the dead woman's companions, who took possession of the corpse, and as if in mockery of her life, laid it out for a “wake.” Candles were lighted around it on the ground, and all the formalities of obsequies were imitated. The ghastly spectacle was, however, put an end to soon by the police taking possession of the body to bury it, funds for the purpose having been obtained, partly from the coroner and partly out of the fees of the Town Commissioners Court.

   LONDONDERRY, OCT. 20TH.—A few days ago a publican named Peter Bradly, residing at Draperstown, in this county, was stabbed in the right side by a man named Denis Hegarty, while he was trying to put the latter out of his house, who was intoxicated. The wound inflicted was a severe one. Information was at once sent to the police, who arrested Hegarty, brought him before a magistrate, and upon the information of Bradly he was committed for trial.
   A Stockholm journal reports a recent speech of the King of Denmark, in which he declared his readiness, in case of his states being overpowered by Germany, to start a Republic, to consist of the Danish Isles. The King said “I will descend from the throne to proclaim a republic. I am convinced that no people in Europe is more fitted for the Republican system than my dear Danish people.”

   On the 26th inst., at Patrick's Place, the wife of Capt. Hickie, 7th Fusiliers, of a daughter.
   At Queenstown, on the 25th inst., the wife of Thomas Curran, of a son.
   On the 25th inst., at Glountane Cottage, near Mallow, the wife of R. Newman Townsend, Esq., M.D., of a daughter.
   October 23, at Parsonstown, the wife of John R. Brereton, Esq., of a son.
   On the 21st inst., at Ashburnham House, the Countess of Ashford, of a son.

   On the 27th inst., at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Cork, by the Rev. Thomas N. Kearney, L.L.D., Theobald Mathew, Esq., M.B., Indian Army, second son of Charles Mathew, Esq., Lehenagh House, Cork, to Annie St. Claire, daughter of Joseph Corbett, Esq., Cork.
   On the 27th inst., at Rincurran Church, Kinsale, by the Rev. A. Daunt, Mr. William H. Ford, to Ellen, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Robert Willett.
   October 24, at the Metropolitan Church, by the Rev. Patrick O'Neill, James Lyons, Esq., of Dublin, to Mary, youngest daughter of William Pentland, Esq., of Castle-avenue, Clontarf.
   October 19, at Tullemallan, Captain Edward M. Armstrong, 55th Regiment, son of the late John Armstrong, Esq., Mealiffe, county Tipperary, to Frances, youngest daughter of the late Walter Steele, Esq., of Moynalty, county Monaghan.
   October 22, at St. Thomas's church, Dublin, Thomas, son of the late Henry Bagnal, Esq., of the Custom House, Dublin, to Alicia Jane, youngest daughter of the late William Lindsey, Esq., Dublin.

   On the 21st inst., at her residence, Queen's Place, Jane third surviving daughter of the late Richard Fitton, Esq., of this city.
   October 25, at Killucan, David, youngest son of Mr. David Moore.
   October 22, at 76, Capel-street, Dublin, after a short illness, Emily, second daughter of the late Mr. Henry Blundell, printer.
   October 21, at Rathmines, Anna Bella Conry, daughter of the late John Ardill, Esq., of Aungier- street.
   On Thursday, the 23d inst., at Powerscourt, county Wicklow, Ann Scott, the beloved wife of Alexander Robertson, aged 41.
   On the 29th July, at Rownhams, near Tannuda [sic], South Australia, Catherine, wife of Charles H. Barton, Esq., J.P.
   On the 15th August, killed in action, on board H.M.S. Euryalus, in Japan, Commander Edward Wilmot, third son of Sir Henry S. Wilmot, Bart., of Chaddesden.

BORRIS-O-KANE, 26TH OCT., 1863.—The inquest on the murdered man Kelly was held on yesterday, and was attended by M. Fleming, R.M., M. Saunders, J. R. M. Anderson, C. J. and M. Wickham, sub-Inspectors. There was no evidence of any importance produced. The jury returned an open verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown. No person has as yet been arrested, and it is very probable it will remain a mystery.
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The Cork Examiner, 28 October 1863
Ballinatray, October 24, 1863.    
HONOURABLE SIR,—We, the undersigned Tenants to your Ballinatray Estate, beg to express to you our regret for, and abhorrance of, the late atrocious outrages which have been committed on this portion of your property, but particularly for that part which relates to yourself, and although you may not wish that we should enumerate your many acts of kindness towards us, now that it has gone forth to the public that you have received a threatening letter we conceive it to be our duty to show how little you deserve it. You and the Hon. Mrs. MOORE SMYTH'S first act on coming into possession of this Estate was to forgive every penny of arrears due by the tenants, amounting to several thousand pounds. You then got the several farms re-valued, and reduced the rents where necesssary, and last year, in order to assist the tenants after the late bad harvests, you made abatements of from 15 to 25 per cent. in their rents. You and the Hon. Mrs. MOORE SMYTH have been invariably kind and considerate to us all, and we now take this opportunity publicly to express our sincere attachment to yourselves and family, and most solemnly to repudiate our having the slightest sympathy with the guilty parties or their acts, which we feel to be a deep disgrace to this hitherto peaceful district. We trust, Honourable Sir, that the evil doings of one or two misguided individuals will not cause any interruption to kindly intercourse and mutual good will which has ever existed between us, and
   We remain, with much respect, your grateful and attached Servants,
   John Mansfield,
   Patrick Brown,
   Nicholas Flyn,
   Thomas Murphy,
   John Sanders,
   John Ahern,
   Martin Murphy,
   William Sullivan,
   James Fitzgerald,
   John Murray,
   William Brown,
   Michael Connery,
   John Murphy,
   Michael Harty,
   Patrick Mansfield,
   Timothy M'Carthy,
   Michael Murray,
   Patrick Magrath,
   John Leahy,
   Timothy Leahy,
   John Doocey,
   John Griffin,
   Michael Landers,
   William Murray,
   Daniel Murray,
   Maurice Browne,
   Garrett Sanders,
   James Kennedy,
   Stephen Murphy,
   James Griffin,
   John Barry,
   Thomas Connery,
   William Pumpery, sen.,
   Edmond Killeger,
   James Sullivan,
   Thomas Kennelly,
   James Doyle,
   Daniel Donovan,
   John Donovan,
   Michael Leahy,
   Patrick Harty,
   Thomas Colbert,
   James Mountain,
   William Corkran,
   William Irishy,
   William Coghlan,
   John Fitzgerald,
   Patrick Laughton,
   Patrick Cronican,
   William Pumpery, jun.

I N   I N S O L V E N C Y .
In the Matter of THOMAS O'LOUGHLIN, late of Mallow, in the county of Cork, previously of Lismore, in the county of Waterford, and formerly of Grenville- street, in the city of Dublin, Inspector of National Schools, An Insolvent.
THE JUDGES of the COURT of BANKRUPTCY & INSOLVENCY will sit at the said Court, No. 3, Lower Ormond-quay, Dublin, on WEDNESDAY, the 18th day of November, 1863, at the Hour of Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, to Audit the Assignee's Account, and make further Dividend of Insolvent's Estate, of which sitting all Persons concerned are to take Notice.
   Dated this 23rd day of October, 1863.
THOMAS FARRELL, Chief Clerk.    
   JOHN MORIARTY, Attorney for Assignees.
   CHARLES HENRY JAMES, Esq., Official Assignee, 30, Upper Ormond-quay.
(Before Judge Kelly.)
The Sebastian Cabot, of Liverpool.
   Mr. Richardson moved for a fiat against this ship in a cause of salvage on the part of the European, of Limerick, steamship, for services rendered by her on the 18th and 12th of october inst., by coming up to her when in a state of great distress and peril on the open sea, and towing her with great difficulty into Waterford, mooring her there in safety.
   The Court—This motion must be refused, as by the affadavit it appears that the receiver, acting under the statute—no process from this court having then issued —released this vessel upon security to the amount of £5,000, to answer the claims of these salvors. The motion, therefore, should be for a monition to that officer to return that security here for the purpose of those claims being adjudicated upon by the Court, as sought for by the salvors ; the release granted to the ship being valid, and therefore to be respected, and the security to be treated as if it had been given in the court itself.
   Mr. Richardson subsequently moved for the monition, which was granted.
   The Queen's Proctor appeared for the owners.
   The other business of the morning was then proceeded with.

   SIR,—I note that the Rev. H. W. Beecher has not scrupled to state that the New York riots were the work of Irishmen, and that the Irish were the only persons in the Northern States who ill treated “the niggers.” In other words, he seems to have tried to bamboozle his hearers into the notion that Yankees are innocent of rowdyism, and rather amorous of “Uncle Tom” than otherwise. Any man who knows aught of American manners must be aware how far away from the truth the revered divine strayed when he attempted to fasten upon Irishmen the ruffianism fermenting in New York, and, into the bargain, the nigger persecution too common in the Northern States. I fear that this evil-speaking will prove of only temporary advantage, viz., the raising of a few “hear, hears” ; for it can hardly fail to disgust Irishmen generally—and what race has fought so fiercely, bled so abundantly, as the Irish race, for the very men whose reverend representatives so glibly traduces them? If the Irish drop their arms, what becomes of the Union, and her blatant talkers? Yes ; Mr. Beecher is far too unwary with his tongue. When speaking at Edinburgh, he affronted a very eminent French friend of the North, by the acrimony of his remarks about France. I, who have been as ardent a sympathiser with the North as most men, must say that a few such advocates as the Rev. H. W. Beecher—calumnating the Irish, and attacking the French—will go far to damp the zeal of many thinking men, for what they have hitherto imagined to be a good cause. I hope that justice to that part of Great Britain called Ireland may induce you to insert in your columns this, or at least some notice of Mr. Beecher's slanders.—I am, Sir, yours, &c.,

   LIMERICK, MONDAY, OCTOBER 26.—Intelligence reached this city to-day of the perpetration of a murder (but not of an agrarian character) last night of a journeyman baker named Patrick Quinlan, who resided at a place called Ballinagoon, near Grange. It appears that when on patrole [sic] the constabulary found the body of the deceased on the roadside at Ballingoola. The skull was fractured in many places, and the person generally bore marks of violence. In the early part of the evening the unfotunate man was seen in company, and it is said had been drinking, with two men named Thomas O'Shaughnessy and Thomas Hogan, who were promptly arrested by the police. Upon searching their clothing blood was discovered on the wearing apparel of each, and they have been committed to prison to await a coroner's inquest, which is to take place to-morrow.—Saunders.
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1— For Cotmanhag, read Cotmanhay - adjacent to Ilkeston in Derbyshire, a few miles from Shipley and Heanor.

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