The Cork Examiner, 1 March 1864
IN the recent case of felonious assault heard at Youghal Sessions, in which we had reason to comment on the amount of bail required from the parties accused, we are informed that the defendants have been re-arrested by order of the committing magistrate, and held to very substantial bail, and that the traverser M'CARTHY, not having been able to procure the new bail, has been committed to gaol.
   It is stated that M'CARTHY wrote to some one in the College here for a small sum of money that was due to him, alleging that he was about to leave the country. This information was at once conveyed by the party to the authorities here, who immediately communicated with the committing magistrates, which led to the above result. The prosecutrix, it is also stated, has been entrusted to the care of the police.

   On the 28th inst., at Seacourt, the wife of Henry Longfield Esq., of a daughter.
   On the 21st at Tudor Lodge, Glengeary, Kingstown, the wife of J. T. Houghton, Esq., of a son.
   Feb. 23, the wife of Richard Power, Esq., Ballydavid House, county Tipperary, of a daughter.
   Feb. 28, at 49, Great Britain street, Dublin, the wife of J. H. Purcell, merchant, of a son.
   Feb. 25, at Rathkale, county Limerick, the wife of Richard Barrett, Esq., of the National Bank, of a daughter.
   Feb. 24, at New Park, county Kilkenny, the wife of Lieut.-Col. Frederic Bull, of a daughter.
   Feb. 24, at Craigdarroch, Dumfriesshire, the Hon. Mrs. James Dormer, of a son.

   On the 31st December last, at View Mount Berea, Natal, by the Rev. J. B. Sabon, James, third son of William Forder, Esq., of Nutville, Nursling, to Heloise Virginie, youngest daughter of Claude Marcel, Esq., Kt. Leg. Hon., of Bois de Colombes, near Paris, late French Consul at Cork.
   Feb. 26, in St. Mary's Church, Dublin, Robert Cooke, Esq., of Kiltinan Castle, county Tipperary, to Henrietta, youngest daughter of the late John Cornwall, Esq., Rutland-square.

   On the 19th ult., at his residence, South Main-street, after a short illness, William Cogan, Esq., formerly of the Inland Revenue Department.
   At Eldon Terrace, Waterford, Mrs. Frances Keogh, widow of the late Dr. Keogh, of that city.
   Feb. 27, John, fourth beloved son of Mr. Andrew O'Reilly, 28, Upper Ormond-quay, Dublin.
   Feb. 28, at the Railway Hotel, King's-bridge, Capt. Thomas Garrett Danger, of the 5th West India Regiment.
   Feb. 28, at Alpha House, Drumcondra, Richard Charles MacNevin, solicitor.
   Feb. 28, at the residence of his brother, 54, North King-street, Dublin, Joseph Macken, aged 16 years.
   Feb. 25, at Newport, county Tipperary, Assistant- Surgeon Richard Pyne Hiffernan, R.N., son of the Rev. T. E. Hiffernan, Rector of Ballyheigue, county Kerry.
AN APPEAL is made on behalf of a respectable married woman and her five children (the eldest only ten years of age), to enable them to provide sufficient clothing and necessaries for a voyage to British Columbia. The father having emigrated, managed, after twelve months residence in Columbia to save a sufficient sum to pay their passage out, but not being able to send them money for an outfit, they cannot proceed in the vessel, which leaves about the middle of March, and will lose the money paid for the passage unless the Public will kindly come forward and assist them, they having been obliged to dispose of any little property and clothing which they had, to enable them to exist since the departure of the father 18 months ago, and being now almost totally destitute.
   The smallest contribution will be gratefully received and ackowledged by the Rev. TIMOTHY O'MAHONY, South Parish ; Rev. JOSEPH MURPHY, SS. Peter and Paul ; Mr. JEREMIAH O'CALLAGHAN, 73, Summer Hill South, St. Luke's ; Mr. J. MORGAN SMYTH, 93, Patrick-street ; Mr. WM. MARSH, Jun., 70, South Mall, or at the Office of this paper.

   James Berry Adams, Morrison's quary ; Bernard Jones Alcock, Patrick street ; Charles Bayly, John street ; Edward Barry, Harwick street ; James Byrne, Church street ; Francis R. Bailey, South mall ; Stephen Barry, Wellington road ; John Peter Booth, Bellevue house ; Charles J. Cantillon, Arbutus lodge ; Joseph Hatton Carroll, Strand crescent ; John Walsh Clery, Sydney place ; William Clarke, South Main street ; Samuel Coventry, Monteville, Tivoli road ; Francis Cade, King-street ; Wm. A. Clifton, Corn Market st. ; S. O'Hea Cussen, Grenville place ; John Shettick Haines, Maylor street ; Benjamin Haughton, Adelaide place ; Michael Hayes, Summer hill ; Patrick Hegarty, Great George's street ; Bryan Hennessy, Patrick's hill ; Robert C. Hall, South mall ; John Hanrahan, Harbour view terrace ; Corliss Hawkes, Lower George's street ; George P. Haughton, Lee view terrace ; Robert Jennings, Brown street ; James Keane, Grand parade ; Cornelius Keller, Blackmiller's lane ; Robt. Lambkin, Patrick street ; James E. Leslie, South mall ; Frederick Lyons, Lavitt's-quay ; Joseph Wm. M'Mullen, Margaret street ; Alex. M'Ostrich, jun., Mount William ; Martin Mahoney, St. Patrick's hill ; Cornelius Moynihan, Park view terrace ; Alexander M'Carthy, St. Patrick's hill ; Dominick O'Connor, South terrace ; James W. Pollock, Anderson's quay ; John Reed, jun., South terrace ; Robert Shaw, York terrace ; Joseph Savage, Union quay ; William J. Thorley, Great George's street ; John Waters, Wherland's lane ; Henry L. Young, South mall.

   COUNTY KERRY.—Francis Blennerhassett Chute, Esq., of Chute Hall, Tralee, has been appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the county of Kerry.
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The Cork Examiner, 7 March 1864
   QUEENSTOWN, MONDAY MORNING.—The R.M.S. China arrived here at 1.30 a.m. She brings 75 passengers and 206,000 dols. in specie. Having landed all mails and six passengers, she proceeded at 1.45—all well ; experienced easterly weather. On 24th passed the screw steamers Cella and City of London, and the Kangaroo, bound in ; on 25th, the American ship Die Briant, bound west ; on 27th signalled the British barque, Melbourne, bound east.
   NEW YORK, FEB. 23.—The Africa, from Liverpool, arrived at Boston on the 21st. The Virginia, from Liverpool, arrived here on the 21st. The ship S. F. Parker, of Quebec, abandoned in the ice. Reported by steamer Brittania. The Bohemia, from Liverpool, struck a rock near Portland and sank on the 23rd inst. Some passengers lost. Vesta, hence to Queenstown, abandoned at sea. Crew brought here by the Liverpool on the 23rd.

PORTLAND, ME., FEB. 23.—The steamship Bohemian, Capt. Borland, from Liverpool, struck on Alden's Rock, four miles outside Cape Elizabeth, about nine o'clock last evening, beat over, turned head towards the shore, and sunk in about an hour and a-half, two miles from the shore, outside of Richmond's Island, having stove a hole in her engine compartment. Part of the steerage passengers are supposed to be lost. Her bridge is covered at high water, and the seas are breaking over her. The night was clear and the Cape light in full view. The Bohemian had 19 cabin passengers, all of whom are supposed to be saved, and 199 steerage passengers. It cannot yet be ascertained how many of the latter are lost. 
   Boat No. 2 was swamped alongside, owing to people crowding into it, and came ashore on the Cape with a man and child in it, both dead. The people at the Ocean House and in the Fishing House on the Cape sent teams for the sufferers.
   The following passengers are saved :—Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, A. Y. Gilman, Alexander Eupy, Mr. Fulford, J. G. Millar, Mr. Welch, Mr. Woodruff, Rev. Mr. Richardson, W. B. Smith, Capt. Welles, Capt. Stone, John Johnson, James Higston, John Robertson, Pussey Smith, Seallant, James Scatebard. Supposed to be saved—Mr. Stewart. Crew saved. The captain, purser, mail officer, stewards and chief cook, chief stewards, (2 engineers) and others. The mails were lost.¹ The intelligence reached this city at one this morning and a tug-boat was sent off at once. She has not yet returned.
   The Bohemian had a cargo of silks and other goods, mostly on Canadian and provincial accout, valued at one million of dollars. The ship was going at half speed. The Bohemian's papers were saved, and the following is the list of her passengers in full :—
   Mr. Woodruff, Mr. & Mrs. Gordon, Messrs. Empley, Johnson, Fulford, Hingston, J. S. Miller, Richardson, Alnott, Smith, Welsh, Smith [sic], Scletcherly, Stewart, Gilmore and Robertson, of Canada ; and Captains Wells [sic] and Stone, of the United States.
   All these are cabin passengers, and are known to be saved. The following were the steerage passengers. :—
   J. Trainer of Canada ; A. Holland of Montreal, Margaret Manley and two children of Boston, B. Neville and G. Burns of New York, G. Hall, E. Simay, Joseph Mere and wife and two children, and Alfred Markham of Montreal, J. Kane and wife and four children of Portland, J. Scachman and wife and four children of New York ; Hannah Jackson and three children of Pittsburg, J. Keelon of New York, W. Wardell of London, J. Trimley and wife, and E. Boardman, of Portland ; C. Somerville, of Canada ; C. Carlow, of New York ; P. Murphy, of Boston ; Mary Hoy, of Philadelphia ; Mary Blowman, of Montreal ; John Brown, of Canada ; Dan Bryant, of Portland ; Thomas Hughes and wife, of Portland ; Esther Stephens and S. Tucker, of Boston ; J. Short and wife, B. Holly Church, and Simpson Scheck, of New York ; Thomas Hempsey and two children, of Phila. ; P. Mooney wife and child, of Albany ; D. Greer, of Montreal ; M. Knite, Patrick Cooper, Owen Dunlevy, Morris Curran, Denis Smith and J. Wilson and wife, of New York ; William Earl, of Montreal ; W. Cornel, Andrew Wallace, Lucy and Maria maxwell, of New York ; Ellen O'Connor, of Portland ; Michael Kelly, Ann Burke and Stephen Donogh, of New York ; R. Farrel, wife and three children, of Cincinatti ; P. Martin, wife and four children, M. Hughes, O. O'Neil, W. Braddock, W. Galoom, B. Ward, L. Walton and mother, P. Riley, R. Judge, J. Dolan, B. Corbett, of Boston ; Isabel Quin, of New York ; Rose Reeley, John Manmon, Kate Wynn, Thomas Flannerty and wife and three children, and Mary Lee, of Boston ; Jane Sweney and John Lindsay, of New York ; P. Koran, Neal O'Neil, Bernard Kearney and wife and three children, and John Walley and wife, of New York ; Michael Connolly, Thomas Conovan and wife and three children, Mary Carran and John Carran and three children, Mary Curran and Eliza Curran, John Dane, and wife and child, John Halley and Ellen Flaherty, of Boston ; James and Pat Cassidy, and Pat Canon, of New York ; Bernard Day and wife, of Boston ; Mary and Margaret Nolan and Mary Glenn, of New York ; P. Gorman and wife ; John M'Lees, Biddy M'Donnell, Catherine Connolly, J. Meally and wife and two children, and John Wm. Connolly, of Boston ; John Ennis and two sons ; Biddy Gorman, Thomas Connolly and wife and child, and William Moran, of New York ; Mary Kean and three children ; John O'Neill and child, and Eliza M'Kieves, of Boston ; Hannah Connolly and two children, of Boston ; Anne Horton, Sarah Kelley, Ann Robinson, Ann Mullen and child, Biddy Haggerty and four children ; Margaret Fight, Michael M'Cabe and wife, of N.Y. ; Mary Comtson and child, Mary Gorman, Catherine Stone, Mary M'Donough and two children, Rose Lynch and daughter, of Boston ; John Lee, of Chicago ; Owen and John Kane, of Boston ; Ann Folder, Mary Castan, Pat Parder, wife and two children ; Margaret Hart and John Fitzgerald, of N.Y. Thos. Connavon's infant died on the passage, making 200 steerage passengers.
   Captain Borland arrived by a tug boat at 10 o'clock, and reports the ship to be in four fathoms of water off of Broad Conso, slightly heeled off. The main deck at low water is two feet under on one side, and at high-water it is seven feet under. He thinks she will hold together if the weather is fair. The only way to get the cargo out is by divers, and taken her into shoaler water by lifting her. The weather is thick and foggy.
   Three mail bags were saved. It is thought but few passengers are lost, except those in the swamped boat. Some of the firemen probably perished. The Bohemian was built in 1859, and was twenty-one hundred and ninety gross tons burthen. On the British register she is classed A No. 1.
   From the statement of a passenger who came up in boat No. 5, I learn that Captain B. was standing on the deck at the time of the accident. The steamer passed the buoy and the passengers thought it was the pilot boat ; immediately the steamer struck, the boats were got out safely, with the exception of number 2, which was swamped. No. 5 took aboard all she could hold, including several who jumped into the water to them. Being unable to find a landing place, she was rowed up the harbour. She contained mostly cabin passengers, and some steerage passengers, whose names I did not learn, with the exception of a Mr. Brown. The mails saved were from Glasgow to New York, from Glasgow to California, and one bag of papers for Boston. The Associated Press despatches were not saved.
   From James Scott, the second officer, I learn that all the officers were on deck when the steamer struck. It was five minutes past 8 o'clock, and the watch was being changed. The ship struck on a rock and went over. Orders were immediately given to clear away the boats, and soon the ship was headed for shore, but shortly afterwards she sunk in four fathoms of water.
   Boat No. 1 under the boatswain's mate made two trips to the shore, saving in the first trip about eighty, and in the second trip about seventy. Boat No. 2 swamped. Boat No. 3, under charge of Mr. Scott, the 2d officer, landed about ninety-four in Broad Cove. Boat No. 4, under charge of the 1st and 3d officers, landed twenty-five on the beach. Boat No. 5, in charge of the 4th officer, brought twenty nine into Portland Harbour. These numbers include the officers and crew of the Bohemian. The whole number of passengers on board was 218, and the number of crew supposed to be 99. It is estimated that the number of saved in all the boats is 298, leaving 19 to be accounted for. The crew were nearly all saved. The names of the officers of the Bohemian are as follows :—Robert Borland, master ; Maxwell Frocks, 1st officer ; James Scott, 2d officer ; Wm. Crawford, 3d officer ; John C. Sargent, 4th officer ; William Jenkins, purser ; William McMaster, chief engineer ; Thomas McMaster, 2nd engineer ; Mr. Barber, 3d engineer ; George Gray, 4th engineer. 
   The lamp-trimmer, Peter Hart, and an engineer's store-keeper, name unknown, are supposed to be drowned. All the remaining officers and crew are safe.
   Captain Borland supposed himself four miles further off than his real position. The haze probably misled him as to the true position of the lights. He had been looking for a pilot and throwing up rockets and blue lights for half an hour, and was going at the rate of a mile and a half an hour when the vessel struck. Half an hour before he got soundings in forty fathoms of water, with a soft bottom.
   Our citizens and city authorities are taking measures for the relief of the passengers as they come in from the Cape. All assistance possible was rendered by the people at the Ocean House and residents in the vicinity. The list of passengers is being checked as fast as the survivors of the disaster come in, to ascertain who are among the lost. As the survivors are scattered in all directions, the list is not yet completed.
   PORTLAND, FEB. 23 (EVENING).—Nothing relative to the passengers can be obtained yet from the check list. Many of the saved have not yet come forward. From reports of passengers I gather the following
   LIST OF THE LOST.—Ellen O'Connor, aged 23, of Portland ; Pat Purcell, aged 26, his wife 25, his child Eliza B. and an infant of New York ; Patrick Cassidy, aged 25, and James Cassidy, 17, of Brooklyn, New York ; Barbara Canavan, 4 years, of Portland ; Gilbert Manley, 3 years, John Manley, 10, and Richard Annis, 18, all of New York ; Ann Mullan, 18, and John Mullan, 7, of New York ; Benjamin Hallichurch, 23, of New York ; John Kane, 32, of Boston ; John Martin, 2, of Boston ; Honora Walton, of Boston—this makes seventeen in all ; Mary Hoy, aged 19, is also reported as lost.
   Thirty-one have not reported, and five are saved whose names are not on the list, probably being misspelled, and constituting a part of the above thirty-one, thus leaving twenty-six to report. Some may be at the Cape, too ill to come to the city, and some may be distributed about the city, in charitable hands.
   A force of men has been engaged this afternoon in stripping the wreck. They have recovered 33 mail bags, as follows :—10 for Montreal, 3 for Hamilton, 6 for Toronto, 1 for Quebec, 1 for Kingston, 1 for Detroit, 2 for Boston, and 2 for New York. The mails were all on deck, ready for delivery, and washed about and overboard. The steamer lies in the same position this morning.
   Our citizens have already raised for the sufferers over six hundred dollars, and have supplied them with all necessary articles of clothing. The steamship company have fed and housed the passengers, and will forward them to their destination.
   This makes the sixth steamship of the same line that has been lost within the last five years, namely :—Steamer Indian, wrecked November 21, 1869 [sic] ; steamer Hungarian, wrecked Feb. 19, 1860 ; steamer North Briton, wrecked Nov. 5, 1861 ; steamer Anglo Saxon, wrecked April 27, 1863 ; steamer Norwegian, wrecked June 17, 1863 ; steamer Bohemian, wrecked Feb. 22, 1864.
   QUEENSTOWN, SUNDAY NIGHT.—The Montreal Ocean Steamship company's s.s. North American, from Portland on the 20th ult. passed this harbour at 11 p.m., bound for Liverpool.

THE North American, which was due at Derry about Tuesday last, called off the harbour, about 10 o'clock last night. The agents, Messrs. SCOTT, Queenstown, had been telegraphed by the captain from Crookhaven, and had the Brunel tender in readiness outside the harbour. The mails and some passengers were landed, and the former were sent this morning by special train, along with those of the China. The violent gales from the north-east, encountered by the City of Washington, had driven the North America [sic] out of her course, and compelled her to touch at this harbour, instead of going north about, and calling at Derry, as usual.

   SOUTHAMPTON THURSDAY.—It is rumoured in Southampton to-day, and the report comes from an undoubted source, that Government have resolved, as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made, that all foreign mails at present shipped and landed here shall be despatched and landed at Falmouth. The alteration will no doubt have a serious effect upon the commercial prosperity of the town, although it does not follow as a matter of course the vessels will take their stations at Falmouth ; they will simply touch there, embark and disembark the mails and passengers, and take in fresh provisions if necessary. It is thought by those well informed in the matter the new arrangements will come into effect at midsummer.
   MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE.—A marriage has been arranged to take place between Mr. Cutebert Larking, 15th Hussars, eldest son of John Wingfield Larking, Esq., of the Firs, Kent, and the Lady Adela Hare, daughter of the Countess and sister of the present Earl of Listowel.
   THE OPPOSITION.—A change of Ministry is at any time [a] very serious thing, and with so many clouds hanging over both the New and the Old World, a change of Ministry, would be more serious than usual. In this particular department of foreign affairs the Conservatives happen to be especially weak. They would have to face either the glaring incompetence of Lord Malmesbury or the deep distrust of the character of Mr. Disraeli which prevails, not only in Parliament and in the country, but in the Conservative party itself. Nor is it to be denied that, however convinced Lord Derby may be of the necessity of maintaining our present neutral attitude, there would be a general feeling that war would come more easily if a Conservative Government were in office, and that the very apprehension of war is itself an evil.—Saturday Review.
   MR. JUSTICE SHEE.—As some interest has been manifested in Liverpool in the question whether Mr. Justice Shee, the new judge, will attend divine service at St. Peter's Church or at a Catholic chapel (he being a Roman Catholic), we may state that on Saturday last the learned judge went to the Catholic chapel at Durham, while Mr. Justice Willes, his judicial colleague on the circuit, went to the Cathedral.—Liverpool Mercury.

   We deeply regret to announce the death of Charles Bianconi, Esq., jun., only son of Charles Bianconi, Esq., D.L., of Longfield Park, county of Tipperary. This young gentleman, who had been for a very long time suffering from a severe illness, had reached his thirty-fourth year of age, and he was esteemed by those who knew him for his kindness of heart and amiability of disposition. He died on Wednesday morning at Holyhead, on his way to London. His remains will be conveyed for interment to the mortuary church of the family at Boherhalan.—Limerick Reporter.
   THE WEST BROMWICH BOILER EXPLOSION.—There is one more name to be added to the list of deaths caused by the explosion at West Bromwich, namely, Jacob Hughes, 63, who has left a widow and a grown-up family. He died at his own residence from the injuries he had received, a brick having fallen on his head while in the new works. On Thursday evening Mr. Hooper, the district coroner, opened an inquiry at the Nag's Head Inn, Church-lane, concerning the ten deaths. After the jury had been sworn they proceeded to inspect the premises, where they remained for nearly an hour. The bodies having been identified, the coroner said he had engaged an eminent engineer, who would examine the machinery, and lay before them his report at the adjourned inquiry on the 16th inst. to be held at the Dartmouth Hotel, West Bromwich.

March, 6th, 1864.    
   DEAR SIR,—In a note in your last issue you state that Mr. Orpen's solicitor had called on you in reference to a paragraph published by you touching Mr. Orpen's conduct as a landlord, and that the gentleman stated to you that the sums paid were incorrectly set down at £73 and £100 instead of £75 and £80. I beg to assure you, sir, the gentleman has misinformed you in both instances. In the first—that of the Kellehers of Drishamby—the receipt handed over to them by Mr. Orpen's solicitor was for £73, with perhaps a few more shillings, which sum was to be allowed in their rent. If the gentleman questions this again, the document itself or a voucher from a gentleman who saw and read it will be forwarded to your office. In the second instance—that of James Dennehy and of his wife, Peg Nowlan, both well known to Mr. Orpen and his solicitor—Mr. Orpen's solicitor sent to a gentleman residing near Millstreet two documents for the plaintiffs, one being a cheque for £75, the other a receipt for the ensuing or past gales, than which no better advice could be given Mr. Orpen by whom the original paragraph was
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The Cork Examiner, 10 March 1864
THE announcement in the Examiner of Monday, which reached Dingle by Tuesday's post, of the loss of the Bohemian, cast a deep gloom over the town and surrounding district, the first name amongst the “List of lost,” being that of Ellen O'Connor, an active, strong young woman who left this town about five week's ago. She was on a visit in Dingle for three weeks previously, with her uncle and friends, and was returning home to her parents, who reside in Kingston, Upper Canada, when she met, as was recorded in the Examiner, an untimely death. The object of her visit to Ireland may not be uninteresting. It may be remembered that about May last Dr. Hussey, a native of Dingle, died² suddenly in Clifton, Bristol. After his death, a will was found by which he bequeathed to his nephew, Mr. Eugene Stack, of Dingle, £30,000, and to each of his other relatives sums of £150 or £100. One of those relatives was Ellen, who was sent from Canada by her mother to claim her share. Her lengthened visit in Dingle was occassioned by a mistake of an attorney in America, who wrote the legatee's name as O'Connor in place of Fitzgerald, and the daughter was obliged to remain until the amended paper came from America. When the young girl obtained, at length, her share of £100, she went to Dublin with the intention of joining her brother, Mr. John Fitzgerald, a Christian Brother, and proceeding with him to America, by one of the Galway vessels. Unfortunately, the list was filled up, and both of them booked in the Bohemian—Mr. Fitzgerald for New York and his sister for Portland. During her stay she led a pious and exemplary life, being a weekly communicant, and receiving the sacrament on the very day she left. The utmost sympathy is felt for her relatives, and regret for herself, by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.
(Before Col. WOOD and Capt. TOOKER.)
A LITTLE fellow named Denis Mullins, of Vandeleur's- lane, was sentenced to a week's imprisonment for stealing sugar from a cask, which belonged to Mr. Kretman. Whilst the cask was being carted through the streets, the prisoner got up on the back part of the car, made an opening in the cask and commenced scooping the sugar into his pocket by the aid of a piece of iron hoop turned at one end. He had about a quarter of a pound of sugar extracted when arrested.
   The other business before the Bench consisted principally of charges of abusive language brought by women.

   A fatal accident occurred at Bioulx (Belgium) two days since. Some boys got hold of a gun which had just been bought at an auction, and not knowing that it was loaded, one of them put on a cap and took aim at a girl named Lienard, seventeen years of age. The charge struck her in the chest and killed her on the spot.

   The Great Eastern steamship, which, after passing through so many phases of good and ill-fortune, was purchased at public auction a few day since for the small sum of £25,000, has been chartered for the conveyance of the Atlantic cable, which it is confidently expected will be ready for submerging by the summer or next year. —Observer
   EMBALMING IN THE UNITED STATES.—The business of embalming the bodies of deceased soldiers is increasing in Washington. The cost has been reduced to ten dollars each subject, and at the Armory-square Hospital all who die are embalmed, whether their friends request it or not. When the friends are too poor to pay no charge is made.—New York Sun.
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The Cork Examiner, 11 March 1864
   An accident of a very melancholy character occurred on Monday afternoon, by which a lad named Edward Simmons, about fourteen years of age, lost his life. It appears that Sir William Jolliffe, M.P., along with a friend, was out shooting on his estate at Merstham, in Surrey, and some men and boys were engaged in beating the wood and covers. In a part of the hon. baronet's grounds there is a chalk pit, and it would appear that, for some reason or other, the lad Simmons had gone into this pit, where he remained for a short time. On coming out of it, and just as his head came above the level of the ground, a rabbit started, and Sir William Jolliffe fired at it. The charge unfortunately entered the poor boy's head, and carried his right ear completely off. Sir William was quite overwhelmed at this most unexpected result of his shot, and at once sent for the best medical assistance that the neighbourhood afforded, but the unfortunate youth only survived the accident a very short time. The deceased is the son of Sir William's foreman of the brick-yard. The melancholy occurrence, as might be expected, has occasioned a feeeling of profound regret in the neighbourhood.
   PORTLAND, FEB. 28—A coroner's inquiry has been held on the Bohemian disaster, which found accident owing to error of judgement as to distance of lights, and there being only cap buoy instead of bell buoy on Olden's Rock. It censures the pilot for not being in position to observe steamers signals.
   The steamer Hibernia supplies the following particulars :—Cabin passengers are all saved. About 30 steerage passengers are supposed to be lost. The following bodies have come on shore :—Ellen O'Connor, Patrick Purcell, wife, and two children, Patrick and James Cassidy, Barbara Canavan, Giulbert and John Manly, Richard Annis, John and Anne Mullen, Benjamin Hallchinch, John Kane, John Martin, Honora Walton, Mary Hoy.
   The following members of the crew are lost—Peter Hart, A. Brondfoot, John Greig, Arthur Clark, James Mathews, John Murphy. The mails are all saved.

   The Earl of Donoughmore has obtained a return of the names of all sub-inspectors appointed to the Irish constabulary, distinguishing those who have been promoted from the inferior ranks of the force.
   THE FLOWERY LAND PIRATES.—The grave of the five pirates of the Flowery Land, in Newgate, is now indicated by the few mural marks that serve to point out the burial-places of notorious criminals. The grave is immediately on the right of that of the infamous poisoner, Catherine Wilson ; and on a wall near it the initials B. L. D. L. W., rudely carved in stone, with the words “Ship Flowery Land, Feb. 22,” mark the spot where the remains of Blanco, Lopez, Duranno, Lyons, and Watto, are interred.


AT A MEETING, held at the MAYOR'S Office, Cork, on the 3rd Inst., JOHN FRANCIS MAGUIRE, Esq., M.P., presiding, it was resolved to present the Rev. C. B. GIBSON, late Chaplain of Spike Island Government Prison, and Author of the “History of the County and City of Cork,” and other Works Illustrative of Irish History, with a suitable Address and Testimonial, on his leaving the County, after a residence of 30 years.
   The following Gentlemen were nominated Members of the Committee, for the purpose of carrying out these objects:
      LORD FERMOY, M.P., Trabolgan, Whitegate.
      JAMES MURPHY, D.L., Ringmahon, Cork.
      ALDERMAN JAMESON, South Mall, Cork.
      Rev. FRANCIS SHORT, Rector, Corkbeg.
      THOMAS JENNINGS, Brown-Street, Cork.
      EDMUND BURKE, D.L., Sidney Place, Cork.
      THOMAS A. WISE, M.D., Castle, Rostellan.
      WILLIAM SHAW, J.P., Beaumont, Blackrock.
      DAVID CAGNEY, J.P., Parkgariffe, Monkstown.
      T. CURTIN, M.D., Carrigmahon, Monkstown.
      ROBERT LAMBKIN, Feltrim, Cork.
      RICHARD CAULFIELD, M.A., North Abbey
            Square, Cork.
   Subscriptions will be received by the Treasurer or Secretary, or any Member of the Committee.
   A Subscription List will be Published.
      Signed on behalf of the Committee,
         JOHN N. MURPHY, D.L., Treasurer,
               Clifton, Cork.
         JOHN WINDELE, Secretary,
               Charlotte Quay, Cork.
   Cork, Feb. 6, 1864.

   THE GREAT EASTERN.—The action in the Court of Admiralty, at the suit of Captain Paton, as commander of the Great Eastern, has been settled, and accordingly withdrawn. The appeal to the Privy Council in the other action for damage to the ship Jane, at the instance of the Great Ship, is progressing towards hearing.
   The infant son of the Prince and Princess of Wales was christened at Buckingham Palace, yesterday, with all the state ceremony. The Archbishop of Canterbury performed the service, and her Majesty the Queen, in answer to the usual inquiry from the primate, gave the name of the young prince as Albert Victor. The distinguished visitors afterwards partook of a cold collation with the Royal family. Her Majesty returned to Windsor in the afternoon. The following toasts were proposed at the collation :— “His Royal Highness the Prince, Albert Victor of Wales ;” the health of “His Majesty the King of the Belgians ;” “His Majesty the King of Denmark.” The toast of “The Queen ” was rapturously applauded, as was that of the “Prince and Princess of Wales.”
   The name given by the Queen to the young Prince christened yesterday is Albert Victor Christian Edward.
   At the christening yesterday the Queen wore a black silk dress, covered with deep black crape, and edged with jet gimp ; a cap of white crape lisse, in the style of the cap of Mary Queen of Scots, with diamonds round and a long entire crape lisse veil attached to it.

A FRIEND has sent us a copy of the Times of Oct. 3rd, 1798. The thunderer of that date was printed upon a sheet in size the whole of which is somewhat less than a single page of the Examiner. The number is rather a remarkable one, containing a bulletin of the defeat of a remnant of the French troops which landed in Ireland at Killala, and Nelson's official dispatches announcing the victory of the Nile, with a list of the captures, and of the killed and wounded. Amongst the killed one of the first is that of a Queenstown man, Mr. Thomas Seymour, midshipman on board the Vanguard, Nelson's own ship. Mr. Seymour was uncle of Captain Seymour, J.P., Chairman Town Commissioners.

ON next Tuesday, 15th instant, another meeting will take place at Killady Hill, when a good day's sport may be expected. A stake and matches will be run for. Coursing will commence about 11 o'clock. In consequence of the advanced state of tillage fields, horsemen will not be allowed on the ground.

   THE OYSTER FISHERY.—The iron screw steamer Thames has again returned from Bordeaux after discharging cargo of one hundred and seventy tons of oysters there, for the formation of propagating-beds. She is not likely to be detained long waiting for another cargo, as owing to the gale on Monday night no less than fifty-five Arklow boats, whose crews are fearless and perservering in all weathers, ran in, and found a ready sale for what they had on board. We understand the Thames intends repeating her visits to our market. —Wexford Independent.

A YOUNG WOMAN, a long time in charge of children, wants a SITUATION. She can be well recommended. Apply to MARY MURPHY, 28, Quaker Road.

TO be LET, from the 25th March, a HOUSE and GARDEN, containing every accomodation for a large and respectable family. Apply to H. FLANAGAN, Church- street.

TO BE LET, from 25th MARCH, FURNISHED, GLANDORE COTTAGE, consisting of 3 Sitting and Six Bed Rooms, with Offices, beautifully situate on the highly picturesque harbour of Glendore.
   Apply to Captain FITZJAMES BARRY, R.M., Dungarvan.

   MR GEORGE HODSON.—On Monday evening additional attraction was given by the appearance of Mr. George Hodson, the well-known representative of Irish character, in his entertainment, “Ireland and America.” A beautifully painted diorama of scenes in Ireland (those of the Lakes of Killarney eliciting rounds of applause) passes before the visitor, while Mr. Hodson, in the character of an Irish guide, describes the views, and rattles on with a fund of anecdote and song that keeps the audience in a continued roar of laughter for nearly a couple of hours. Only an Irishman can tell an Irish story, for none but the natives of the Green isle can impart the true Irish flavour ; a better narrator we don't know. “Handy Andy's Visit to the Post Office,” and the “Humours of Kilkenny Assizes,” were told with a raciness not to be surpassed. As a singer of Irish songs he has few equals—“The Whistling Thief,” a song written by Lover expressly for Mr. Hodson, was rapturously applauded. Utterly devoid of the slightest tendency to coarseness, Mr. Hodson's entertainment ought to be seen by all persons.—Sunderland Times.
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The Cork Examiner, 30 March 1864
   On the 26th inst., at Glenview, the wife of Henry C. Nash, Esq., of a son.
   March 28, at 14th Northumberland-road, Dublin, the wife of William Romans, Esq., of a son.
   March 22, at North Frederick-street, Dublin, the wife of Nicholas Edward Rowe, Esq., of a son.
   March 25, at Carlisle-terrace, Rushfield-avenue, the wife of G. A. Tucker, of a son.
   March 25, at Cambridge-road, Rathmines, the wife of Thomas Wilson Fair, Esq., of a daughter, stillborn.
   On the 27th inst., at 5, Belgrave-square, South, Rathmines, the wife of Digby Johns, Esq., of a daughter.
   On the 20th inst., at South Hill, Limerick, the wife of Peter Tait, Esq., of a son.
   At 1, Belgrave-terrace, Stockwell Park, London, the wife of Arthur Cooper Jenkinson, Esq., (granddaughter of the late Alderman Wilson, of Limerick), of a daughter.

   On the 17th ult., at Calcutta, Assistant Surgeon J. F. Barter, Madras Medical Staff, to Anne Arabella Mary, only daughter of the late James Blackhall Wall, Esq., M.D., in this county.
   On the 30th inst., at her residence, 77, Grand Parade, in the 28th year of her age, Mary, the beloved wife [of] John Lynch.
   On the 25th inst., at Killura Glen, Myles Linehan, Esq., youngest son of the late Cornelius Linehan, Esq., of same place.
   On the 19th inst., at his residence, Rainsford Lodge, Newtownbarry, county Wexford. William Ryland Rainsford, Esq., aged 88 years.
   March 26, at his residence, Dollymount, Mr. Thomas Keiran, of 153, Great Britain-street, aged 41 years.
   On Easter Sunday, Mr. Patrick O'Hanlon, Assistant Superintendent of the Waterford and Limerick Railway.
   On the 10th March, at 32, South-street, Boston, United States, William, son of Mr. James Gleason, formerly of Cork, aged two years and nine months.
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1—Elsewhere in the edition of 7 March, it is variously reported that “They have recovered 33 mail bags” “The mails saved were from Glasgow” and “Three mail bags were saved.” The Cork Examiner of 11 March 1864 reported that “The mails are all saved.”
2—Dr. Hussey's death notice appeared in The Cork Examiner of 1 June 1863.

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