The Cork Examiner, 1 January 1864
   Death, whom it is said “opens the gate of Fame, and shuts the gate of Envy after him,” has been more than usually busy amongst us during the year that has just closed, and it may prove profitable and interesting to call to mind the names of the principal persons belonging to (or who had been connected with) our country who have been taken from us, and thus to assist in perpetuating the names of those who have been distinguished in the great community of mankind. Foremost among them may be mentioned :—Richard Whately, D.D., fifty-eighth Archbishop of Dublin (twenty-second since the Reformation), unquestionably the most distinguished member of the Episcopal Bench of the United Church, possessing as he did “the rare combinations of great intellectual power, profound learning, and extraordinary public spirit, with an extremely kind and sympathetic heart”—aged 76 years. Henry, third Marquess of Landsdowne, K.G. (twenty-fourth Lord Kerry in the peerage of Ireland). He was Chancellor of the Exchequer at 26 years of age, and occupied a prominent and distinguished position among British statesmen for upwards of half a century—aged 82 years. Constantine, first Marquis of Normanby, K.G. (fourth Lord Mulgrave in the peerage of Ireland). He was Viceroy of Ireland for four years, 1835-9, and during a long political career filled many offices with distinction—aged 66 years. William, sixth Earl of Mornington, grand nephew to the Duke of Wellington, aged 49 years. Leaving no heir, his title merge to the Duke of Wellington ; who thus, in addition to being a peer of Great Britain, of Spain, of Portugal, and of the Netherlands, becomes what his father was not—a peer of Ireland. Francis, second Earl of Charlemont, and ninth Baron Caulfield, K.P., a true patriot, and a munificent patron of the fine arts, more particularly those connected with his native country ; the last survivor of the Irish House of Lords—aged 88 years. John, tenth Viscount Massareene, and third Viscount Ferrard, K.P., Lieutenant-Colonel of the Antrim Artillery Militia. His death was caused by an accident, and he “was esteemed, respected, and beloved in no ordinary manner”—aged 50 years. Charles, sixth Viscount Midleton—aged 72 years. Henry, second Viscount, and third Baron Templetown, aged 62 years. Godfrey, fourth Baron MacDonald, aged 54 years, Henry, third Baron Waterpark, Colonel of the Derbyshire Militia, aged 69 years. Arthur, third Baron Sandys, an eminent diplomatist, aged 65 years. Edward, first Baron Hartherton, Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1833-5, aged 72 years. The Rev. John, second Baron De Freyne, aged 73 years. General Ulysses, second and last Baron Downes, G.C.B., aged 74 years ; and Field-Marshall John, first Baron Seaton, G.C.B., Commander of the Forces in Ireland, 1855-60, aged 86 years, two veteran soldiers of the very highest order. Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. W. S. Bernard, M.P. for Bandon, fourth son of Francis, first Earl of Bandon, aged 70 years. The Hon. and Very Rev. Henry Pakenham. for twenty years Dean of St. Patrick's, fifth son of Edward, second Baron Longford, brother-in-law to “the” [sic] Duke of Wellington ; aged 76 years. Sir Augustus Warren, third Bart., of Warrenscourt, county Cork. late Lieut.-Colonel of the City of Cork Militia, aged 72 years ; and his brother, Sir John Borlase Warren, fourth Bart., aged 63 years. Sir Hugh Nugent, fourth Baronet of Ballinlough Castle, county Westmeath, a Count of The Holy Roman Empire ; killed by the accidental discharge of a fowling piece ; aged 17 years. Sir Robert Bateson, First Baronet, of Belvoir and Moira, county Down ; for many years M.P. for the county of Londonderry ; aged 81 years. Sir Andrew Armstrong, first Baronet of Gallen Priory, King's County, for many years M.P. for that county ; aged 76 years. Francis M'Namara Calcutt, Esq., M.P. for the county of Clare ; aged 45 years. Edward Joshua Cooper, Esq., of Markree Castle, county Sligo, for many years M.P. for that county ; celebrated for his scientific attainments, moral worth, and estimable character ; aged 63 years. Alderman George Roe, D.L., “in him Dublin has lost one of her most respected citizens, and Irish society one of its brightest members ;” aged 67 years. The Rev. Charles Marley Fleury, D.D., for twenty years the learned, eloquent and zealous minister [f]or the Molyneux Asylum for Blind Females ; aged 60 years. William Mulready, Esq., R.A., the greatest of modern painters ; born in Ennis, died in London ; aged 76 years. Lundy Edward Foot, Esq., for many years hon. secretary, and afterward vice-president of the Royal Dublin Society, “a most useful and worthy citizen ;” aged 72 years. Mathew Law, Esq., the eminent jeweller and silversmith, of Sackville-street, who by a long course of honourable industry, amassed a fortune of a quarter of a million sterling ; aged 75 years.—Saunders.

   The Guards were yesterday relieved from a portion of the duties that they have long been accustomed to discharge as the garrison of the metropolis—the military sentinels in front of the British Museum, the National Gallery, and one or two other places where they are accustomed to mount guard, and the guardianship of these buildings is now handed over to the metropolitan police.

   A meeting of the inhabitants of Oxford-street was held last night to take steps for opposing the projected scheme of an underground railway from the Marble Arch in Oxford street to Farringdon street. The expense and the uselessness of such a railway, together with its depreciation of the property on the line, were strongly dwelt upon by the various speakers, who comprised the most influential residents ; and it was determined to put in force every influence that could be brought to bear against the scheme. It was intimated that Mr. Harvey Lewis would oppose the railway in the House of Commons.

AN inquest was held yesterday by Mr. Bryan Gallwey, coroner, at Friar's Walk, on the body of Mr. Edward M'Donnell who died on Wednesday from the effects of a blow, as alleged, which he received on Saturday night from Richard Walsh, of Paradise Place. Michael Ahern, of Fort-street, a pipe layer, was first examined, and he deposed that he saw the deceased, on the stairs of the Temperance room in Barrack-street, under the influence of drink, and that he carried him upstairs to the steward's room. After he had been there a few minutes, the prisoner, who was his brother-in-law, came in and asked “Where is Mac,” and the deceased at once went towards the prisoner, and both seemed to be very friendly. They then went out together, and witness having followed them shortly after, found both of them fighting. He separated them and brought deceased back to the room. They both seemed anxious for a “tussle” and witness heard the prisoner say that he would watch the deceased going home and pay him off. The next witness examined was Garrett Cotter, of Traver's-street, who stated that on Saturday night he found Walsh opposite the Temperance Room, bleeding at the nose from a blow which he said to witness he had received from M'Donnell. Witness saw the latter home that night, and when returning he met Walsh, who, as well as M'Donnell, was under the influence of drink, and he told him that if he did anything to M'Donnell that night he would be sorry for it the next day. The prisoner said that M'Donnell had no right to strike him. M'Donnell then came out of the house. Witness wanted him to go back, but he would not, but went up to where Walsh was. Witness came between them, but M'Donnell told witness to walk on before him, which he did, leaving deceased and witness [sic] three of four yards behind, they following, and within view of witness if he chose to turn round. Witness heard a noise as if of a “box, a clout, or a fall,” and when he turned round he saw M'Donnell lying on the ground, and the prisoner 7 or 8 yards away from him. The prisoner had time to move that distance from M'Donnell from the time witness heard the noise to the time at which he turned round and saw M'Donnell on the ground. Witness raised M'Donnell and took him home assisted by his (deceased's) son. John M'Donnell, the deceased's son was next examined. He was in the street when the quarrel between his father and the prisoner took place. He saw his father fall on the roadway, and on his saying to the prisoner “So you struck my father,” the prisoner replied, “I did, because he struck me.” In reply to Mr. M. J. Collins, who appeared for Walsh, witness stated that for some years past the prisoner had been on very good terms with the deceased. Dr. Charles Armstrong, examined, deposed that he had been in attendance on the deceased since Monday evening. Dr. Hobart was also in attendance. Deceased was perfectly insensible on the first evening he (Dr. Armstrong) saw him, and was then convulsed all over and snoring loudly. There was scarcely any hope of his recovery, and he died on Wednesday at 12 o'clock. Witness made a post mortem examination of the body. The only external mark of violence was a slight bruise on the right ear ; underneath the flesh behind the ear there was also a slight bruise. He found that the bloodvessels on the surface of the brain were a little more filled with blood than agreed with a healthy state ; this was not the case, though, with the inside vessels. The cavities of the brain were filled with an unusually large quantity of serum, which was quite sufficient to cause convulsions and death. A blow on the skull causing death would have produced other symptoms than those exhibited by the post mortem examination ; there would also have been clotted blood or something of that sort. Excessive drinking, or a hasty temper, or excitability from mental or physical causes, might produce this abundance of serum. Witness was of opinion that deceased died from apoplexy. In reply to questions put by the Coroner, Dr. Armstrong said that a blow might have the effect of hastening M'Donnell's death, but he would not say whether the blow given by Walsh had actually done so. His opinion was that M'Donnell had died from natural causes. This closed the evidence. The Coroner left entirely to the jury the question how M'Donnell's death had been caused, and they, without leaving the room, returned a verdict that his death had resulted from natural causes. The prisoner was therefore at once discharged. It was stated that deceased was in very comfortable circumstances, holding a situation worth £200 a year under Mr. S. Coventry, corn merchant.
   During the process of the inquiry, Mr. M. J. Collins referred to a statement which had been circulated to the effect that the occurrence under investigation arose out of a dispute between drunken persons at the barrack street Temperance Society's festival on St. Stephen's night, and said he thought it necessary to offer some explanation in the matter, as such an allegation, if allowed to pass unnoticed, might be attended with very injurious effects to a cause that every right thinking member of the community should wish to see crowned with success. The members of the society were endeavouring to re-establish—and, thank God, successfully—the temperance cause in this city, and now that this praiseworthy movement was, as might be said, in its infancy, the members were naturally jealous of their good name, and felt deeply at the unfounded imputations which from the date of this occurrence had been made with regard to it. If it went abroad that the quiet, sober, social festival that the members and their families were enjoying themselves at on St. Stephen's night was not of the temperate and abstemious character that the very name of the society would indicate, but was a gathering out of which a drunken brawl arose, it would go far to injure the cause that all had at heart, and diminish the prospect of re-establishing temperance among the working classes of this city. The prisoner Walsh was never a member of the society, and M'Donnell was not, as reported, ever president of the society, but acted as its secretary for a couple of months. He had been a member, but was not so at the time of the occurrence. He (Mr. Collins) trusted the Coroner of the jury would pardon him for trespassing so much on their time, but he thought it due to the society to make these remarks.

THIS morning, Mr. H. L. Young sat on the bench and disposed of a few unimportant dock cases, which were all that came before him.

THE twelfth annual meeting of this great literary institute will take place on Sunday next, at the Society's Hall, Castle-street, at half-past one o'clock. The Bishop, the Mayor, and some of our chief citizens will assist.

THE annual district meeting was held on Wednesday evening, 30th December, Mr. D. HERBERT, G.M., in the chair.
   The Corresponding Secretary read the year's accounts, which showed that the Society had prospered to a great extent during the past year.
   The Rev. Doctor Price, of the Aberdare District, Wales, was unanimously nominated as a candidate for the office of Deputy Grand Master of the Unity.
   Mr. John Trounce was elected Grand Master of the District, and Mr. W. J. Murray, Deputy Grand Master.
   The thanks of the District, with a suitable testimonial, were passed to the outgoing Grand Master for the admirable manner in which he performed his duties.
In the chair, Mr. J. S. BIRD
THE guardians present were—Wm. Markham, Charles G. Fryer, Thomas Buckley, and Maurice Fielding.
   In the house on Saturday, the 19th ult., 206 ; admitted the following week, 6 ; born, 0 ; died, 0 ; discharged, 5 ; remaining on Saturday, the 26th inst., 207 ; of these 78 were in hospital.
   Cost of provisions, &c., received during the week, £18 19s. 9d. ; do. consumed, £23 1s. 11d. The general average cost of an inmate for the week, 2s. 1¼d. ; in hospital 2s. 2¾d. ; able-bodied, 2s. 1d.
   Lodgments, £00 00s. 0d. ; payments, £189 7s. 4d. ; balance in bank to the credit of union, £714 1s. 3d.

   THE DEANERY OF ST. PATRICK'S.—At a meeting of the Chapter of St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Rev. Dean Kennedy, Precentor, was elected dean of the cathedral, pro tem., pending the election of a successor to the late Dean Pakenham.

DINGLE, DECEMBER 30TH.—With extreme and unfeigned sorrow I have to announce and call public attention, through the columns of the Cork Examiner, to one of the most barbarous, the bloodiest, and the cruellest of deeds, being nothing less than deliberate and wilful murder, that has ever, on any former occasion, come to the lot of any correspondent to report, or to the lot of any public journal to chronicle, or that has been recorded in the history of any civilised country, as the following most heart-rending and harrowing narrative will show :—It appears that within the last week a farmer residing in the parish of Territer, west of Dingle, received a letter from his daughter in America, announcing to him that her uncle's son, named John Manning, a soldier in the Federal army, after having deserted from his regiment, and being arrested, was cut into four quarters—a shocking affair. Such barbarous and savage treatment on the part of the Federal authorities to an unfortunate deserter, and that immediately and without any examination, contrary to the laws of war, of nations, and of common humanity—is enough to stain that once prosperous country with an everlasting disgrace, and undoubtedly will draw down the vengeance of Heaven on the heads of the perpetrators of that most horrible deed—a deed which, I am sure, will fill the hearts of every Irishman and British subject with a thrill of horror when calling to mind that cruel treatment to one of their fellow-creatures. To shoot a man under such circumstances is an honourable death ; but to butcher him in such a barbarous manner as above recited, is a deed beyond all cruelty, and is nothing less than one of the blackest of deeds recorded in the history of any uncivilised country.—Correspondent.
[WE give the above as coming from a correspondent whose good faith we have never had reason to question ; but we think the information must be incorrect. We have not made ourselves partizans of the Federal cause, nor are we quite satisfied with the treatment our poor countrymen have received when tempted into the ranks of that army, but such a statement as that made above appears to be simply incredible.—ED. C. E.

   The Members of the Sick Poor Society, (South Parish,) beg to acknowledge the receipt of Two Pounds, Four Tons of Coals, and Fifty Pairs [sic] of Bread, from the Right Worshipful John Francis Maguire, M.P., Mayor.

   CORK, BLACKROCK, AND PASSAGE RAILWAY.—Comparison of Traffic for week ending Saturday, 19th December, 1863. Revenue from Passengers, &c., £129 4s. 9d— Corresponding period last year, £152 7s 1d.

YESTERDAY, at two o'clock, we received by telegraph Admiral FITZROY'S signal of a southerly gale. The gallant meteorologist might as well have sent it by post, as the gale had commenced the day before and concluded fully twelve hours before the receipt of his warning.

   DEATH OF AN OLD COURSING CELEBRITY.—I regret to announce the death of Pat Sheridan, the well known slipper at most of the coursing meetings in the neighbourhood of Dublin, who was lately accidentally drowned in the canal, near Leixlip. In the olden time—when the well-known names of Coote, Bruen, Keatinge, Kelly, and Pearson were familiar in the coursing world ; and also more recently, when Charley Veitch, Bill Ferguson, “Father Tom,” Joe White, E. Brennan, E. Plunket, Whitestone, John Gossen, Kildahl, Tom Hogg, et hoc genus omne, were as household words—poor Pat was in his zenith, and slipper general to those Dublin worthies, long before the present mania or its devotees were thought of. And here, alas, what a lesson is conveyed in the fact that only two contemporaries of the writer remain to talk over the pleasurable reunions round the “leg of mutton and trimmings” at the sporting Leixlip shoemaker's. Of athletic build, though long past the years usually allotted man, Pat was an indomitable walker, generally outpacing his patrons ; but a little extra exertion was well repaid, for his was a sure “find,” seeing he was conversant with each coursing locale, and almost every “form” throughout Kildare, Meath, and Dublin. His sight, too, was most extraordinary—oft times, indeed, have the sportsmen heard his glad “soho” when a microscope would be requisite to discern the gently raised and falling ear, till puss's eye, full beaming under Pat's mesmeric influence, became perceptible to all. He was an admirable trainer, but shone more conspicuously as a slipper—no man delivering his dogs with more judgement or in better style—whilst, as a “walking calendar,” many lovers of the leash are indebted to his suggestions of “sire and dam” to attain at least a mediocre position amongst the ardent lovers of coursing. —Saunders.

   Now that the hour of official etiquette is removed, the list of subscriptions to relieve Colonel Crawley of the expenses caused by his recent trial is announced. The list is headed with the name of General Right Hon. Sir George Brown, Commander of the Forces in Ireland, who has subscribed £50 ; and among the subscribers are General Lord Hotham for £100 ; General Sir George Bowles, £100 ; General Sir John Atkinson and family, £50 ; Colonel Sowerby, of the Coldstreams, £100 ; Colonel Hammond, £50 ; Colonel Bellingham Smith and family, £21 ; Lieutenant General Cater, of the Royal Artillery, £25. There are several anonymous subscriptions for large amounts, but the names of the subscribers were given at their clubs. The army agents, Cox and Co., of Craig's Court, have consented to receive subscriptions.—Irish Times.

   THE DEPARTURE OF THE AJAX.—We stated some days ago that this blockship would shortly leave Kingstown. The Royal George, an old 123, which is to replace her, is expected in the roads before she leaves, when officers and crew will be immediately transferred, Captain de Courcy taking up command of the Royal George. The expected guardship will carry the same complement of men as a 74, whereas the Ajax had but the crew of a frigate. In addition to the captain the Royal George will have a commander, and the same number of officers as a 74-line-of-battle-ship, and will carry 20 Armstrong guns.—Freeman.

   TIPPERARY, TUESDAY NIGHT.—On last night two men with their faces blackened entered the house of James M'Carthy, residing at Portlaw, in the county of Limerick, who was at supper with his wife and sister-in-law, one of them rushed M'Carthy and struck him in the head with a loaded whip, knocking him under the table, and inflicting a severe wound, and while on the ground he was struck two other blows on the head. His wife also was struck when trying to save her husband. They then went away. On the place being searched in a short time after, by the police, the head of the loaded whip was found in the kitchen. Your readers may recollect that this M'Carthy was the man who prosecuted young Hayes, son of the alleged murderer of Mr. Braddell, at the Newpallas petty sessions, on the 3rd of June last for intimidation ; and though Hayes was defended by two able solicitors, Mr. Bell, R.M., the presiding magistrate, put him under heavy bail, himself in £200 and two sureties in £100 each, and, in default of payment, twelve months' imprisonment. The latter punishment he is now undergoing in the county jail. This, and no other reason, can be assigned for this outrage on M'Carthy, who is confined to his bed, under the treatment of Dr. Dowling, of Tipperary, who considers his life in danger. —Freeman.

AT Conna Petty Sessions, on Tuesday 29th inst., before Messrs. Henry Braddell, and Sands Bellis, John Magrath was brought up by Sub-constable Hughes, charged with larceny of several articles of wearing apparel, belonging to parties residing in the neighbourhood of Castle Lyons, on the 17th inst. It appeared from the evidence that the accused was observed proceeding in the direction of Ballyroberts by a sister of one of the herdsmen of that place. Her attention having been attracted by some shirts which he seemed to be possessed of in a suspicious manner, she gave intimation of it to her brother, who immediately pursued the supposed plunderer, and, after a somewhat lengthened chase, succeeded in capturing him. He was subsequently given in charge to the Ahern police, and when searched had in his possession six shirts, some on his person and the others tied up in a bundle. These were produced in court, and identified by their respective owners—with the exception of two, which the prisoner begged hard to have returned, asserting that they were his own property. As, however, they were both in a very wet state when found with him, the Bench declined to comply with the request, informing him that he should be supplied with all the necessaries at the County Gaol, to which he was sentenced for a period of two months with hard labour.
   The Bench highly commended the conduct of the herdsman, Kiely, through whose active exertions the capture was effected, and awarded him ten shillings as compensation for his trouble in making the arrest, and in coming forward to give evidence. The prisoner represented himself as a native of the County Tipperary, but he could give no satisfactory account as to the particular locality.

   A screw steamer named the Greyhound, of 500 tons, launched about six weeks ago for a townsman, was out on a trial a few days ago, and having attained an excellent rate of speed, a note of which appeared in the papers, persons from Liverpool and Manchester were bargaining for her for three days afterwards, and a few days later she sailed for Liverpool, having been sold at a high figure. She is to load at Liverpool for the West Indies. During last week, besides the Greyhound, two paddle-wheel steamers have left the Clyde for Nassau direct. The new steamer Florie, of 215 tons, which put back from stress of weather, with her paddle box damaged, sailed on Friday ; and the Caledonian, 215 tons, which has had new boilers and floats, sailed on Thursday. The former is commanded by Captain Berwick, and has a crew of 20 men. Several other new and old steamers are fitting out on the Clyde, and will follow soon.—Scotsman.

   The Dutch mail, which arrived yesterday, brought intelligence of a fearful gale from the north-west, with hail and snow at intervals, having been raging along the whole extent of the Dutch, Danish, and adjacent range of coast, occasioning much havoc amongst the shipping. The weather had been very tempestuous the last week or so, but on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the wind gradually increased in violence, until it blew with the force of a hurricane. Foremost among the disasters is the reported loss of her Majesty's gun boat Lively, Lieut. Welch, which had been dispatched in search of the missing trawling smacks from the Humber. It is stated that the Lively had been driven ashore at Texel, and that Mr. Herne, the engineer, was drowned ; the rest of the crew being saved. On the receipt of the news the Lords of the Admiralty directed her Majesty's steamer Medusa, lying at Sheerness, to proceed to the mouth of the Texel, with the hope of getting the gun-boat off. No satisfactory tidings had been gleaned of the seven or eight missing trawling smacks, except that the sterns of two small boats, bearing the names of the two vessels, “Richard and Harry, of Hull,” and “Kingston, of Hull,” have been washed ashore near Texel, justifying the worst fears as to their fate.
   Two steamers are reported to have been blown ashore. One was the Auguste Louise, screw steam ship, which was on a voyage from Hamburg to Rotterdam. Like the Wilhelmsborg emigrant ship, she was cast upon the Terschelling, some three or four miles out from the island. A large Swedish ship, called the Sumatra, Captain Brundin, which was on a voyage from London to Gothenburg, was lost near Vlieland, and, with the exception of two or three, the whole of her crew perished. The John Margrieta, bound to Zwolle, from the Tyne, stranded and then sank off Harlingen, and of those on board only the pilot and a boy are stated to have been saved. A long list of vessels wrecked has been posted, and in several instances the crews are reported to be missing.

   VOYAGE OF A SAILOR'S CHEST.—A sailor's chest was recently lost in Ramsey Bay, and has actually been cast up not far from its owner's door in Whitehaven. It seems that a sailor, named Thomas O'Neill, of Whitehaven, sailed in the schooner Sisters of Fleetwood. On the 3rd instant the Sisters lay windbound in Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man, when she was run into by a large Glasgow schooner, bound to Liverpool, and immediately afterwards sank. The crew got on board the Glasgow vessel, saving their lives, but nothing else, and were conveyed to Liverpool. O'Neill afterwards made his way home to Whitehaven, where he arrived on the 11th instant, and, strange to say, his chest, which had gone down with the Sisters, arrived the day after. It is said he was on the North Wall at the time, and saw it floating past the pier-head. It was picked up by a man at Redness Point, and taken to the Custom House, and subsequently restored to its owner.
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The Cork Examiner, 6 January 1864
   CHARLEVILLE, JAN. 5TH, 1864.—I have to announce the death on the 4th inst., of John Kiely, aged 103 years, a native of this town ; he was a British pensioner, at 9d. per day, and had drawn the sum of £725 8s. 9d., being on the list of pensioners for fifty-three years. He possessed all the qualities that constitute one of the noblest works of God— a strictly honest man. In all his wordly dealings he bore an unblemished character to the grave. May his soul rest in peace. —Correspondent.
   THE MURDERER CHARLES—The execution of the ex-policeman, Luke Charles, who was found guilty of murdering his wife by drowning her, has been appointed to take place at Kirkdale Gaol on Saturday next. No attempt has yet been made to obtain a reprieve.
   THE LATE PRIZE FIGHT—King, Heenan, and their seconds have decided on being tried at the Lower Quarter Sessions, notwithstanding the certiorari obtained yesterday.
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The Cork Examiner, 18 January 1864
(Before Mr. DANIEL R. KANE, Q.C., Chairman).
THE Sessions commenced with the hearing of undefended Civil Bills, which continued the whole day.
   The amount of Sessions business is heavy, there being entered for trial over 900 Civil Bills, 180 of them undefended ; forty Ejectments, and twenty-five Criminal cases.
   The following Magistrates were on the Bench:—Neal Browne, R.M., Rev. William Quinn Montgomery, Frederick Bell, Thomas O'Brien, Thomas St. John Grant, Mathias C. Hendley, Nicholas Mansergh, John Wilkinson, Kilner R. Wood, &c.
   The following Grand Jury was sworn:—
   Robert Briscoe, Fermoy, Foreman ; Uniacke Mackey, Ballyroberts ; Henry Dwyer, Kilcor ; John Hudson, Foorgarriff ; William O'Connell, Rathcormack ; Richard McCullagh Peard, Coole ; Charles Nason, Woodview ; George Bourke, Ballinvoluck ; John Cotter, Fermoy ; John Dennehy, Belleview ; Michael Magnier, Fermoy ; Hugh Thomas Norcott, Fermoy ; John O'Sullivan, Fermoy ; Thomas Perrot, Uplands ; Daniel O'Neill, Ballyvodonagh ; George Johnson, Lisnagourneen ; George Woodfont ; William Layers, Ballydole ; Arthur Hendley Downing ; Joseph Reilly Downing ; Arthur O'Keeffe, Ballymahon.
   His Worship stated that he regretted that the gentlemen summoned on the jury had not attended better, as the consequence of not having a full jury was, that twelve of the jury should sign each bill, thus materially increasing their trouble, he should consider whether he would impose fines on the absent gentlemen. The number of cases for their disposal was about twenty-two, which, considering the extent of this division of the county, did not appear a very large number. His worship then proceeded to analyse the number of cases according to the different localities in which they took place, and remarked on the absence of a single case from Youghal or from the district of Castletownroche. There were several cases of assault from the district of Mitchelstown, but these might be expected from its position, situated, as it was, on the borders of three counties.
   Applications for spirit licenses were then taken up, and the following were granted:—
   Jeremiah Birmingham, Fermoy ; Thomas Donegan, Fermoy ; Daniel Dooly, Fermoy ; Martin Kearnsy, Fermoy ; James O'Connell, Fermoy ; Olympia Arnold, Rathcormac ; Daniel Jerome Ahern, Castlemartyr ; Daniel Connolly, Youghal ; William Long, Youghal ; Ellen M'Namara, Youghal ; Michael Hayes, Midleton ; Alexander O'Loughlin, Farside ; Jane Russell, Mitchelstown ; Thomas Walsh, Dangan Cross ; James Swanton, Rathcoursey.
   The application in Swanton's case occupied a considerable time in discussion, Mr. Fleming having opposed it strongly on the part of neighbouring magistrates and gentry, while Mr. Wallis, on the other hand, produced a memorial signed by a large number of the people in the locality.
   His Worship, on giving the decision of the Bench on the case, stated they were almost unanimous in granting the license, but they were unanimous in opinion as to the ability with which the case was conducted by the gentlemen engaged in it.
   The following applications were rejected:—
   Patrick Dooly, Fermoy ; John Lombard, Fermoy ; Wm. M'Carthy, Fermoy ; Robert Pigott, Fermoy ; John Leddy, Gurtnaskehy ; Mary M'Carthy, Youghal ; Hannah Neville, Youghal ; Denis Murphy, Ballyhooly ; Ellen Noonan, Mitchelstown.

Roger O'Keeffe and John Ahern v. Frederick George Deverill, Esq., County Surveyor.
   This was an appeal lodged against an order of the magistrates of the Rathcormack bench. A summons had been issued against the contractor of the road leading from Cork to Tallow between the Riverdale Piers at Rathcormack and the barnony bounds at Kimnatalloon, for not keeping it in proper repair within a period fixed by them ; this was not done, and a warrant was issued against the appellants, who were the sureties of the contractor, for a sum of £70 and costs.
   Mr. Justin M'Carthy appeared as counsel, with Mr. P. O'Connell, agent, in support of the appeal.
   The case being called on, his Worship observed that he was of the opinion no appeal lay in such a case ; that the decision of the magistrates was final. He had given the matter great consideration, in consequence of a contrary opinion having been cited before in a similar case, which came before him at Kanturk, at a previous sessions.
   Mr. M'Cartie said that his Worship's decision was perfectly right. He came down prepared to argue that no appeal lay in such a case ; but of course as the court was with him there was no occasion for him doing so now.
   Mr. Wall said that after the intimation of his Worship, and being aware of his having made a similar decision on a former occasion, he did not think himself warranted in occupying the time of the court in endevouring to change that opinion. He would suggest, however, to Mr. Deverill the danger of issuing a warrant which was on the face of it bad, and would on certiorari be quashed without one moment's hesitation by the court, and advised him to be guided by Mr. M'Cartie, his counsel, in the matter.
   His Worship said that no road could be kept in repair in the county if appeals were to lie in cases like these, when if a contractor was convicted all he had to do was to lodge an appeal and tie up the proceedings for three or four months. The legislature never could intend any such thing.
   Mr. Deverill stated that in this case he did not issue the conviction for a fortnight, in order to give the contractor an opportunity of putting the road in repair, and during that period not a stone was put upon it.
John Hallinan, appellant ; Edward O'Callaghan Foott, respondent.
   This was an appeal against a conviction in a penalty of £5 with £1 costs, for the appellant having caused to be narrowed the Queen's gap in the weir of Glandillane by placing stones and other obstructions therein.
   Mr. Wallis appeared for the appellant, and Messrs. W. H. Parker and J. V. Carpenter in support of the conviction.
   The conviction was quashed by the court, being found to be informal.

WANTED, a person to conduct an Establishment in the Wholesale and Retail MEAL and FLOUR TRADE at YOUGHAL. A party having a connexion with the Dealers and Bakers in the County Cork preferred. Applications with references, and stating salary expected, to be addressed to THOMAS ARMSTRONG, Comera Mills, Dungarvan.

   NEW ORDER RESPECTING PASSENGER SHIPS.—A new order in council has been issued respecting the “Passengers' Act, 1855, which revokes the order in council dated the 25th of February, 1856, and directs that another, now published, shall henceforward be observed for preserving order, for promoting health, and for securing cleanliness and ventilation to be observed on board of every passenger ship proceeding from the United Kingdom to any port or place in her Majesty's possessions abroad, out of Europe, and not being within the Mediterranean Sea. It is specified amongst other rules that passengers shall rise at seven a.m., at which hour the fires shall be lighted. The breakfast hour is between eight and nine o'clock ; and before that time all the emigrants, except those under medical orders, are to be out of bed and dressed, and the beds rolled up, and the deck on which they sleep properly swept. Dinner is to be at one o'clock, and supper at six ; fires are to be put out at seven o'clock, and the emigrants are to be in their berths at ten. On Sundays the emigrants are to be mustered at ten a.m., and are expected to appear in decent apparel. The day is to be observed as religiously as circumstances will admit. No smoking shall be allowed between decks. The following kinds of misconduct are strictly prohibited :—All immoral or indecent acts or conduct, taking improper liberties, or using improper familiarities with the female passengers, using blasphemous, obscene, or indecent language, or language tending to a breach of the peace, swearing, gambling, drunkenness, fighting, disorderly, riotous, quarrelsome, or insubordinate conduct.”

   SIR,—Permit me to call your attention to the shameful and almost impassable state of the Glanmire-road leading to and from the tunnels of the Great Southern and Western Railway, which latter company have a dispute with the Corporation as to which of them should keep that part of the great thoroughfare in repair. Surely, pending the litigation in the Dublin courts (which may be tedious and protracted), both parties might agree to keep it in order for public safety, the expense thereof to be born by the defeated party when the result is known. It is doubly dangerous and treacherous by being covered with a mass of unscraped mud at this wet season of the year. —Yours,
   18th January, 1864

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   Yesterday, before Mr, Raffles, the Liverpool stipendiary magistrate, a charge of having infringed the Foreign Enlistment Act was preferred against Mr. Thomas Highat, a member of the firm of Jones and Co., ship-store dealers and chandlers, of Chapel- street, Liverpool. The summons included the named [sic] of John Jones (principal,) and John Welding (a clerk to the firm), but they did not appear.
   The facts of the case, as stated by Mr. Vernon Lushington, were as follows :—In 1863 a vessel, called the Japan, was built at Dumbarton. Mr. Thomas Bold, a partner in the firm of Jones and Co., was the sole registered owner of the ship until the 23rd of June, when Mr. Bold informed the Customs that he had sold her to a foreigner. Towards the end of March the vessel was nearly ready for sea, and it was then necessary to obtain a crew. This was done, partly at Greenock and partly at Liverpool. At Liverpool several persons were induced to sign articles for a voyage in the Japan to Singapore and back for two years. The men were directed to take their clothes to the office of Jones and Co., and there they got their advance notes, and in one case money was paid by the defendant. The men, including John Stanley, Benjamin Conolly, and Francis Glazebrook, went on board the Greenock boat (where they saw Mr. Jones and Mr. Highat), and each man having answered to his name, they sailed to Greenock and went on board the Japan. On the 3d of April the Japan sailed from the Clyde under the guise of a “trial trip,” went down the channel, and towards the coast of France. At a little from Brest they fell in with a small steamer, which they towed into Brest Harbour. There a number of boxes were sent on board the Japan from the small steamer, containing arms and ammunition, and shortly afterwards Mr. Jones himself came on board, and superintended the transhipment of these articles. Lieutenant Maury also came on board the Japan, and took the command, assuming the grey uniform of the Confederate navy, and telling the men that the vessel was about to become a Confederate ship of war. He promised the men £10 bounty and £4 10s. per month if they would enlist. Mr. Jones was there during the whole time, and was actively engaged in inducing the men to volunteer for the Confederate service. The volunteers afterwards went into the cabin.
   Benjamin Conolly, the first witness called, said he shipped in March last, at the Liverpool Sailors' Home, for the Japan steamer. After describing how he sailed on “the trial trip” he told what happened at Brest. They there commenced taking in guns and ammunition from the steamer, in which Mr. Jones took a “clever part.” Captain Maury came on board next day, and put on the grey uniform of the Confederate navy and said he was about to hoist the Confederate flag. He told the men they would have a good ship, and that he would make them all very comfortable. He then read his commission. Connolly [sic] said he did not want to go, but Mr. Jones endeavoured to induce him by telling him he would make plenty of money. Still he refused though he did afterwards sign an agreement to sail, and received £10 bounty from the purser. Mr. Jones was there then, and got £9 from him, again promising to send it to his parents. Numbers of others signed papers also. They were to have £4 10s. per month. Mr. Jones promised that all the men would get prize money. They hoisted the Confederate flag the same evening amidst the cheers of the crew, and sailed. They soon afterwards met with several Federal ships, some of which were burnt. They returned to France about two months ago, and ported at Cherbourg. He obtained leave of absence to come to Liverpool. At Jones's office he saw Jones and Highat. Mr. Jones did not seem to know him ; so he said “You knew me well enough in France, when you wanted me to serve under a foreign flag for you.” Jones said, “Don't make a noise, there will be something done for you.” This Mr. Highat must have heard, for he was sitting at a desk close by, and to him he then spoke, and showed his “citizen paper.” Highat then said, “Ah, this is Maury's writing ; call again ; we will send a telegram to the ship about you.” He saw Mr. Highat once or twice afterwards, and he told him to gather all the men belonging to the Georgia, and put them on board the Havre boat. He received £3 at Mr. Jones's office to pay his expenses, but he became afraid of breaking the Queen's proclamation by going on board the Georgia again, and so he ran away with the £3. There was more than that due to him for his service on board the Georgia.
   In cross-examination by Mr. Deighton (who appeared for Highat) the evidence of Conolly was not materially affected. He admitted that he was now with Stanley, Glazebrook, and other men who had been in the Georgia, in the service of Mr. M'Guire (a private detective officer in the pay of the United States consul, at Liverpool), and that he received excellent pay for picking up information. He denied that he had solicited Mr. Highat for employment in the Confederate service, and that Mr. Highat said it was illegal. He admitted that on one occasion Mr. Jones advised him not to join a Confederate ship. When he went to the office of Jones and Co., on the Georgia's returning to France, his object was to get money to enable him to get back to Cherburg and get the wages which were due him from Capt. Maury.
   After the examination of some other witnesses in corroboration of Conolly, the defendant was committed to the assizes, bail being received, himself in £300, and two sureties in £150 each.

   On the 16th inst., at Riversdale Place, Sunday's Well, the wife of Mr. James Lambkin, of a daughter.
   January 14, at Harcourt-terrace, the wife of Joseph C. Collins, Esq., of a son and heir.
   At Carrowroe, county Roscommon, the wife of Thomas W. Goff, Esq., late Captain 7th Dragoon Guards, of a daughter.

   On the 12th inst., in the Church of St. Patrick, Waterford, by the Venerable the Archdeacon of Waterford, assisted by the Rev. John L. Chute, the father of the bridegroom, Arthur Chute, Esq., Castlecoote, county Roscommon, to Helena, daughter of Henry Bidgway, Esq., of Riverview House, Waterford.

   On the 17th inst., at Sydney Place, deeply regretted, Catherine, the beloved wife of Robert Honan, Esq.
   On the 16th inst., at 90, Old George's-street, the residence of her son, Mary, relict of the late Mr. John Murray, of this city, aged 75 years.—R.I.P.
   On the 15th inst., after a short illness, Mary, eldest daughter of Capt. Thos. Sheehan, Dungarvan.
   On the 15th inst., the Rev. John Meade, of Ballintober, in the 71st year of his age.
   At Boulogne-sur-Mer, on the 12th instant, fortified with all the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church, Captain John Winston Barron, late of the 17th Lancers, formerly Aide-de-Camp to his Excellency the Marquis of Normanby ; one of the Household of his Excellency the late Earl Fortescue, brother to Sir Henry Winston Barron, Bart., J.P. and D.L., of Barroncourt, in the county of Waterford ; of William Newell Barron, Esq., Chairman of the County of Wexford ; of the late Most Rev. Edward Barron, D.D., Bishop of Constantina, and uncle to Henry P. J. Barron, Esq., First Secretary of Legation of her Brittanic Majesty's Embassy, at Brussels. May he rest in peace.—Amen.

AT the Police-office, to-day, a very ill-looking man was put forward by Detective Carson, who stated that he arrested the prisoner in the Cork Workhouse on yesterday, on suspicion of his being a person described in the Hue and Cry, as Michael Buckley, alias Michael Leary, and charged with burglariously entering the office of Mr. Charles Haynes, of Mallow, on the night of the 8th ult., and stealing therefrom two £5 parcels of silver, £20 in new sovereigns and half-sovereigns, a guinea of George the Third's, a gold American dollar, 2 French coins value 8s. 4d. each, some odd silver, including old coins of Elizabeth and Henry the Eighth, and some coppers. The night before the burglary the prisoner was in Mallow, but not having money for his lodgings left some of his clothes in lieu thereof. He called at the house on the following day to redeem his clothes, and by mistake pulled a sovereign out of his pocket. He put back the sovereign on discovering his mistake, and paid the money in coppers which were subsequently identified as portion of the money stolen from Mr. Haynes. After the robbery the prisoner was traced to Wales, from which he returned on Sunday week. Before the robbery the prisoner was very badly off for clothes, as he has been discharged from jail for a burglary at Counsellor Hewitt's only on the 5th December, and since the commission of the robbery the prisoner had been seen with a gold watch and chain, silk scarf and a very good suit of clothes. The Bench remanded the prisoner.
AUCTION OF HORSES.—On Saturday, Mr. Wm. Marsh put up for sale at Dr. Ashe's Repository, two excellent carriage horses, which were bought by Mr. D. O'Sullivan, City High Sheriff, for 52 guineas. Mr. R. W. Lawe bought a brown huntress named Vengeance, for 19 guineas, and Mr. T. Allen, a black gelding for 20 guineas. Several horses of an inferior description were bought at prices, varying from £9 to £13. There was a good attendance at the sale.

WITH much regret we have to announce the death of the Rev. JEREMIAH HOLLAND, P.P., Iveleary. This venerable clergyman, who was in his seventy-eight year, died yesterday, amidst the earnest sorrow of all who knew him, or came within the sphere of his ministrations. The office will commence on Wednesday next in the parish chapel of Iveleary.

SIR,—Information is Wanted of the Whereabouts of JOHN HAYES, Labourer, and a native of Ballyhigue in the County of Kerry.
   He first left his home in 1848, his wife and children were not before him when he returned to his home about 2 or 3 years ago—1850 or 1851.[sic]
   He was about 55 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches in height—he was not heard of for the last 3 years. Any information concerning him will be gladly received by the Postmaster of Ballyhigue., His wife and children are at present with her brother THOMAS GRIFFIN in Ballyhigue.
   Address—Postmaster, Ballyhigue, Postown, Air Hill, Co. Kerry.
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The Cork Examiner, 23 January 1864
THE subjoined letter is from a respectable tradesman, boot and shoemaker, who lately emigrated from Killarney to Boston. We have excluded all names which would make the letter aught but general in its reflections. We should consider it unfair to any particular company to make them responsible for what are almost inevitable inconveniences attending the emigration of the poorer class as, for instance, more or less crowding in a steamer. These vessels are run, at enormous expense, and, to pay, with steerage passengers, they must have numbers. A minimum of space is, however, assigned, by an act of parliament, the enforcement of which is carefully looked after by the emigration officer of the port.
Boston, Dec. 27, 1863.    
   MY DEAR FATHER,—Having a few leisure hours, I will try, according to promise, to give you a brief, but true, narrative of a voyage to America, what you have to undergo while at sea, and your total disappointment when landed. I don't speak individually, but generally, as some, of course, are fortunate. In the first place, I would advise all intending emigrants to avoid local agents, as they are a perfect humbug. Let them go to Cork, get on to Queenstown by the Cork and Youghal railway, go to the agent's office, pay their fare to him, and then there will be no disappointment. He learns from Liverpool the number of passengers for which there will be room, and until those that have booked with him have been accomodated, no person having tickets from country agents will be taken. I knew passengers who have had to remain three weeks in Queenstown ; and I myself, although having paid my passage in Cork for the ——, had to wait four days for the ——. We sailed about 4.30, p.m. After the pilot left us at the harbour's mouth, commenced the hardships—at least to the steerage passengers. First of all, your boxes, without regard for their solidity, are tossed into the hold, and you are left shivering on the deck, whether you may have young children with you or not. When these boxes have been stowed away in some place where you cannot get sight of them during the voyage (and in many instances never again), they begin to dispose of the passengers and stow them away in like manner. This stowing away was not complete until about 1 p.m., and, merciful God!— what misery and discomfort. In my compartment there are twelve berths ; each compartment about seventeen feet long and seven feet high. There is a space about three and a half feet wide in the centre ; and at each side, the berths, three over three and very small. Only imagine twenty-two full grown persons packed into those twelve berths ; and when after the second day all these poor people get sea sick (of course the public know what sea-sickness is), all helpless and not able to stir, the scene is too detestable to be described. It is enough to make humanity shudder. So much for the stowing. We had a frightful storm on the Sunday night. The ship tossed like a cork on the water. She is a very fast sailing ship, but frightfully wet. Every wave over the starboard bow used to drench the decks like a shower bath. Thus we got on until Friday morning, 16th October, when we sighted Cape Race at four o'clock, and in about an hour after we passed an iceberg sailing most majestically. We took up the pilot about seven o'clock, a.m., on the 19th, and anchored in New York Roads, about 2 p.m., the same day. It was long after nightfall before we landed and got into Castle Garden. That beats out all the traps ever set for unhappy emigrants. It is called “The Emigrant's Protection” ; but it should more properly be called the emigrant's deception. It is not as large as the Theatre Royal in Dublin ; is circular in shape and having benches all round. Just fancy what “protection” to sit on a hard board and sleep in a cold place like that, on the brink of the wharf, all night, after a stormy passage! On leaving the ship, you get a bit of brass with a number ; a corresponding number is attached to your boxes. These are put into a store, and when you awake in the morning, you pay for your protection ; for two little boxes, I had to pay for one night's protection one dollar, 80 cents, or 7s. 6d. English money. I saw two young girls, who had barely enough of money to take them to their friends, compelled to open their boxes, take out the contents, and leave the empty boxes in payment for “protection.” It is dreadful to see how many young people without friends, particularly females, are exposed to robbery and deception, on landing in New York. They have no where to go to, but are tossed about friendless in a strange country. In the face of day here the brothel is open. The fiddles playing, the landlord as it were, places the bottle and glass on the table, conducts the dance, and offers temptation at the open door. Alas! the poor friendless young Irish girl, what becomes of her? My dear father, prevent any female to whom you wish well from coming alone to New York. Before I close this portion of my voyage, I would warn passengers that they have no business to expect assistance from the captain on board these vessels. If applied to he will say “I have nothing to do with looking after or settling passengers ; all I have to do is land you safe at New York, if I can.” This was the reply to me when on the first night of the voyage I complained to the captain of the sad condition of a lot of women with young children, shivering on the deck, without berths or shelter, upon a cold October night ; nor is the purser's attention to be relied upon much more. On one occasion, we got nothing for dinner but all pork, neither rice nor biscuit, and when we civilly remonstrated with the purser, his reply was that he considered it good enough for steerage passengers, and not to annoy him with our complaints. In justice, however, to the line, I must observe that the dietary is good and abundant, but badly administered. There is, however, another complaint on this score which should be made known. The passenger is entitled to three quarts of water a-day, and yet the men in charge of the pumps frequently extorted sixpence to induce him to give this allowance ; and any report of such conduct on board would have been useless.
   As to the war, you would not hear a word about it here, unless whenever you want to buy anything. The merchants here are working hard already to re-elect Lincoln next November, as were it not for him the war would be terminated long since. The merchants are extracting every penny that the poor people earn. Not an hour in the day but you have a visit from the taxmen. The taxes amount to about sixty cents in the dollar. The draft commences on the 5th January. There are already 900 dollars offered for substitutes, and a great many are unwilling to accept that same. Now, as regards business here (Boston), it is at present a little dull through means of the weather. About a fortnight ago we had a heavy fall of snow, and frost ever since ; which has put a great check on our work. I will move into the city as soon as I can. At present it is peg-work I am making, and that is only half the price of sewed work. My dear father, don't for one second entertain the idea of coming out here, for there could not be a greater mistake. I would not live in this country if they made me Abraham Lincoln! It is all very nice to say on paper I can earn ten or twelve dollars a week, but believe me that one shilling in England is worth a dollar here. Flour is 12 dollars per barrel ; coal 12 dollars per ton of 2,000lbs ; sugar, mere brown sand, 17 cents per lb. ; a head of cabbage, 21 cents ; a very poor coat, 20 dollars ; a pair of socks, 80 cents. meat and house-rent is about the same as in our cities at home. The only cheap article of food here is bacon ; beautiful ham from 10 to 12 cents per lb. These are only a few items to show you the kind of place this is. My wife is now breaking her heart at not having consented to my wish for going to England in preference to this country. Outside men must be at their work at 6 a.m. and must eat their breakfasts before they go out ; they carry with them their dinners in a can, and take that cold at 12 o'clock, and work on afterwards until 6 in the evening. I never thought that there was such hard work under the sun ; believe me that the American's words are realised, that if people worked half as hard at home as they have to do here, they need not come to America.

   A VETERAN.—The Brunn Gazette relates the following—“Colonel Hussman, pensioned from the Austrian army, is now living at Brussels. Born in 1751, he retired on a pension in 1797 as colonel of the Walloon Regiment of the line, which now bears the name of Nugent. When he heard that his old corps was about to go to Holstein, the veteran, now in his 113th year, determined to proceed thither to see it. His strength, however, was not equal to his inclination, and he was obliged to content himself with writing a letter to the officers of the regiment.”
(Before Capt. TOOKER and Mr. CRONIN, R.M.)
A WELL-DRESSED young girl, about 20 years of age, was put forward by Sub-Constable Cantillon, who stated that he arrested the prisoner on the previous evening, on the receipt of a telegram stating that a young woman, named Mary Noonan, of the prisoner's description, had lately absconded from her parents who lived in Drumcolliher, county Limerick, and stolen from them a considerable sum of money, between £20 and £30. On searching her the Constable found on her person 19 sovereigns and a £5 passage warrant to New York. Her brother arrived on this morning, and identified the prisoner.
   Mr. Cronin asked Noonan, the prisoner's brother, if he intended to prosecute.
   Noonan—No, sir.
   Mr. Cronin—What made you change your mind? You ought to have considered this before you put the law in motion.
   Noonan—I only wanted to have her detained, and to get back the money.
   Mr. Cronin said that it was stated in the telegram that the woman had no hoops. He supposed that it was by that the woman was identified, for ninety-nine girls out of every hundred wore hoops (laughter).
   The Bench directed the prisoner to be discharged, and the money given back to her father.
   Ellen Russell, Barrack-street, was summoned for not opening her public-house to the police.
   Acting-constable Conroy stated that on a night during the week he rapped at defendant's door, and immediately afterwards heard dispersing inside. The door was opened after about a quarter of an hour, and the witness searched the house, but found no one there. One of the rooms in the house was locked, and the people said they had not the key.
   Mr. Blake, who appeared for the defendant, alleged that the woman opened the door in a reasonable time, and called witnesses to prove this.
   The Bench imposed a fine of 10s. and costs.
   Mr. Qunilan, Main-street, was fined £1 and costs, for having her [sic] public-house open at nine o'clock on last Sunday morning.
   The court soon afterwards rose.

January 22, 1864.
   ARRIVEDAstoria, German, Swartwig, general to Melbourne, leaky ; Lauro, Budicich, Monte Video, bones. 
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
January 23rd—Wind W.S.W., fine
   ARRIVEDIncomparable, St. Ubes, to Cork ; Atlantic, from New York.
   SAILEDCompagne, for Clyde.
   PUT IN—Schooner Sharon, from Liverpool to Harbor Grace, leaky.
   WATERFORD, THIS DAY—ARRIVEDRhoda (s.), Burrell, from Nantes, and sailed for Liverpool.

   On the 30th December, 1863, at Clairville, Clontarf, Mrs. Eustace, of a son.
   On the 19th inst., at the Hotel, Penmanmaur, North Wales, the wife of John Bayly, jun., of Debsborough, county Tipperary, of a son.
   On the 26th inst., at Dunmore, Kingstown, the wife of G. F. Swettenham, Esq., of a daughter.

   On the 21st inst., at Shanakiel Villa, Sunday's Well, of acute bronchitis, Anne Baldwin Waggett, sister of the late Rev. Thos. Waggett, aged 83 years.
   January 17, at Albert-road, Sandycove, Anna, daughter of the late Daniel Kane, Esq., of Rathmines.
   January 17, at Beach Cottage, Booterstown-avenue, at an advanced age, Jane, widow of James Graham, Esq., of Samberton, Arklow, county Wicklow, and sister of the late Mrs. Cornelius MacLoghlin, of Fitzwilliam-place, Dublin. —May she rest in peace.—Amen.
   January 13, at 36, Sutherland-place, Bayswater, London, J. P. Murphy, Esq., M.D.
   On the 3rd November, 1863, at Brisbane, Queensland, Mary Theresa, the beloved wife of Mr. Henry Thomas Bray, late of Dublin, in the 20th year of her rage ; and, on the 15th of same month, his infant daughter aged one month.
   On the 18th inst., at 4, Charlemont-avenue, Kingstown, Amelia, third daughter of the late Wm. O'Brien Lardner, Esq.
   At 44, Cullenswood-avenue, Margaret, relict of the late Thomas Keene, Esq.
   On the 21st inst., at 4, Stanley-terrace, Wellington-road, Margaret, wife of G. D. Brunetti, Esq.,—descended of the ancient family of Malone, or Baronston, grand-niece of the Right Hon. Anthony Malone, and cousin of the late Lord Sunderlin.
   On the 10th inst., at Paris, on his way home from India, Wm. C. Purdon, Esq., of Tinerana, county Clare, Ireland, Lieutenant 2d Battalion Rifle Brigade, aged 26.
   January 17, at Orland Lodge, Rathgar, Susanna, relict of the late John Waters, of Dublin.
   January 18, at her residence, 14, Upper North Cumberland-street, Dublin, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Ellen Dodd.
   GALWAY, SATURDAY MORNING.—The Atlantic Companies steam ship Adriatic, from New York on the 12th instant, arrived here at 9.20 a.m. She brings 34 cabin and 20 steerage passengers and 21 sacks of mails. In consequence of dense fogs and snow the Adriatic could not call at [St.] John's. News fully anticipated by Persia.

Calcutta, 7th December, 1863.    
   DEAR SIR,—As a contrast and as an example of liberality and noble-mindedness I herewith beg to enclose a copy of an inscription on the tomb of a non-commissioned officer, late of her Majesty's 43rd Regiment, which have just embarked here in the Lady Jocelyn, steamer, for New Zealand. The tomb I have seen here erected in the Roman Catholic chapel of Fort William, Calcutta. The inscription is as follows:—
Sacred to the memory of
Quartermaster Sergeant John Halloran,
of the 43rd or Monmouthshire Light Infantry,
who departed this life
on the 14th of June, 1863,
aetat 28.
To record his early death and exemplary character
this tablet has been erected by an Officer in
the Regiment under whom he served.
   Your readers will be surprised and equally pleased when I inform you that the tomb, &c., was erected at the sole expense of a Welsh Protestant, the Adjutant and Paymaster of the regiment, and reflects honourably to his liberality and goodness of heart. Quartermaster Halloran was the third Irishman who filled the post under the Adjutant, and so well pleased had he been with the last deceased that he raised the above memorial in the Roman Catholic chapel, alike creditable to the gallant officer and the respected deceased Quartermaster, which must be gratifying to his friends in Ireland.
D. A. M'C.    

(Before Judge Hargreave.)
   In the matter of the estate of John Rochfort Uniack and others owners and petitioners.—Lot 1. Part of the lands of Carrigour, county of Wicklow, containing 900 acres, statute measure ; net annual rent, £29 10s. Sold to Mr. Bolton, in trust, for £580.—Lot 2. Part of the lands of Gurteen, county of West [sic]. Adjourned.—Lot 3.The lands of Derreedangan, county of Cork, containing 83a. 3r. 12p. ; yearly rent, £66. Sold to Mr. Edward Fuller for £1,150.—Lot 4. The lands of Carrig-guinna, county of Cork, containing 218 acres ; yearly rent, £2898 8s. 8d. Sold to Mr. J. Beamish for £2,003.

   DEPUTY LIEUTENANT FOR ANTRIM.—The Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint Viscount Massereene and Ferrard a deputy lieutenant for the county of Antrim, in the room of his father, deceased.
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