|QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONSTHIS DAY.|
[Before Dr. POWER, Captain MARTIN, Messrs. TARRANT, J. N. BEAMISH, and J. L. CRONIN, R.M.]
|JOSEPH HARRISON, articled seaman of the brig Iris, summoned Mr. Curran, master of the brig, to show cause why plaintiff should not be discharged and should not receive a sum of £15 wages due him.
The facts of the case were simply these :It appeared that Harbison shipped for a voyage from Belfast to any port or ports in the Mediterranean, and thence to a final port of voyage. The vessel sailed from Belfast, and put in at a French port called Cette. When at this port Harbison observed that the cargo being put on board the vessel were not goods likely to be sent to the Mediterranean, but on the contrary were fitted for a Brazilian port. Harbison questioned the captain, and the latter admitted he was going to Brazil. The ship, accordingly, did sail for Brazil, and arrived at Queenstown a few days since for orders, after being five months out.
Mr. Allen appeared for the plaintiff and contended that the nine months named in the articles having elapsed, the men were entitled to their discharge on their arrival at the first English port. Besides, he contended that men having been taken on a voyage not contemplated in the original articles, were entitled to their discharge.
Mr. O'Brien, who appeared for the defendants, contended that the sailors were bound to navigate the ship to the final port of discharge in England. During the course of Mr. O'Brien's address to the court,
The Clerk stood up and stretched his hand out for a paper which was on the table near him.
Mr. O'BrienThere, I have been interrupted again. It is really too bad that I won't be allowed to address the court. (a laugh).
Mr. O'Brien (pointing across the court in the direction where Mr. Allen and some other gentlemen were sitting)When the asses are done braying I will go on.
Mr. CroninThat is a most monstrous expression.
Mr. TarrantIt is a gross contempt of court.
Mr. CroninIt is, and as gross a contempt as ever I heard.
Mr. O'BrienI don't consider it so, your Worship.
Dr. PowerI don't think Mr. O'Brien intended that the remark should apply to any member of the bench.
Mr. O'BrienCertainly not.
Mr. CroninHe should not have used such an expression in court.
Dr. PowerDoes any one take it as applying to himself in particular?
Mr. AllenOh, your Worship, I don't take it to myself. The only way in which to judge of who was meant was the direction of Mr. O'Brien's hand.
Mr. O'Brien then continued his argument after hearing which, the Bench retired to consult, and after a few minutes' absence returned into court when the Chairman announced that the majority of the bench were of the opinion that the plaintiff should be discharged, and the wages to be assessed by the Harbour Master be paid him.
The decision in this case ruled a number of similar claims brought by other sailors of the same vessel against the defendant in the last case.
There was no other case of importance before the bench.
THE LATE D. MAHONY, ESQ., CAHIRCIVEEN.
| Died at Cahirciveen, on the 20th instant, after a month's illness, borne with Christian resignation, Daniel Mahony, Esq., aged 42 years. He was an indulgent agent, a kind friend, with an open hand for the poor, and a generous contributor to every work of utility or charity. Frequently during his illness he caused the holy sacrifice of the mass to be offered in his room, at which he assisted, and received the body of our Lord with the most edifying devotion. Having received the last rites of the church he departed this life at three o'clock, p.m., on Thursday, surrounded and sustained by many friends. Of him it may be truly said that he passed through life without making an enemy or losing a friend. While living we loved him, now that he is dead we mourn our loss, and from our heart, of hearts we pray peace and rest to his soul.|
DEATH OF JEREMIAH H. O'CALLAGHAN, ESQ.
|WE regret to have to announce the death of this very popular and highly esteemed gentleman, who died on Tuesday, the 25th inst., in the 47th year of his age, after a protracted illness, which he bore with christian fortitude and resignation. To those who remember the prominent position which Mr. O'Callaghan occupied in connection with the turfhis untiring energy in promoting the success of field sport, and his singular judgement in all matters relating theretoit is unnecessary to remark on the incalculable loss which his death will be sure to occasion, not alone in the sporting circles of this county, but in many other parts of the country likewise.
Twenty years ago there was no more popular name in the county than that of the dashing, handsome young horseman from Mallow. Indeed, the various successes of the late excellent sportsman and his celebrated horse Spencer still furnish the subject of song and story around the rural firesides of Orrery and Duhallow.
During the last few years his increasing infirmities rendered necessary his withdrawal from the active arena of the field, but still the ardour of his interest in the noble amusement suffered no diminution.
In another sphere also, that of poor-law guardian, his zealous exertions in behalf of the poor of the district won the respect and gratitude of the poor.
The remains of the lamented gentleman were yesterday escorted by a large assemblage from his late residence, Riverview, Kanturk, and interred in the Chapel yard of the latter town, all the shops in which were closed as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased. May God have mercy on his soul!
A MAN KILLED BY HIS BROTHER.
|A VERY melancholy occurrence took place on Wednesday last in the neighbourhood of Kanturk. Two young brothers, named James Casey and William, the occupiers of some land in the parish of Doon, Kingwilliamstown, which is within a short distance of Kanturk. They had had a dispute concerning some money transactions between them, which resulted in William Casey bringing a decree against his brother John for £10. Last Wednesday William proceeded to execute the decree, when a fight took place between them. It appears both brothers fought for some time, when John took up a stone, with which he struck William on the head. The blow proved fatal,
dying on the road, after walking three miles. The unfortunate man who caused his death has not up to the present been made amenable, he having absconded immediately after the occurrence. An inquest will be held to-day on the body of the deceased.|
|DEVOURING LIVE RATS.A brutal exhibition visited Chesterfield on Thursday last. A man of colossal size, stated to be a Kaffir, was introduced to the audience, and after going through a variety of exercises, seized a live rat, and having bitten it until it was dead, deliberately devoured the animal. Most of his audience at once left the tent, and on the affair coming to the ears of the Market Hall Company, they gave the proprietor of the disgusting show notice to leave in two hours. Sheffield Independence.|
| SCARCITY OF LABOURERS.The Cambria Daily Leader, states that the managers of the Cyfarthfa iron works at Merthyr, greatly need good Welsh or English workmen. They are very scarce, though Irishmen are plentiful. Other works in the district are similarly situated.|
| The Hon. Judge O'Brien has arrived in Limerick, from Dublin, upon a visit to friends.||
|AUCTION OF CORN.Mr. J. O'Hea, corn broker, held a sale of damaged wheat, at Anderson's Quay on yesterdayon behalf of G. M. Pistoli and Co., Warren's Place. The following prices were given :Mr. Leahy paid 14s. 3d. per barrel for 30 barrels ; Mr. Adams bought 25 at 10s. ; Mr. Hennessy, 20 at 5s. ; Mr. Bolster, 10 at 5s. 6d. ; Mr. Adams, several at the same price ; Mr. Murphy, 225 at 13s. 6d. ; Mr. Porter, 10 at 10s. 3d. and Mr. Connor, 20 at 11s. 6d. The price Mr. Murphy paid for the large lot, as the purchaser of which his name appears, was considered high, taking into account the quality of the corn, and no one opposed him on his bidding. He, however, considered that he received value for his money, and appeared to feel that his bargain was a good one.|
THE CANADIAN CONFEDERATION.
| By the American mail we are informed that the Convention assembled at Quebec on the 10th instant has agreed to the project of a Confederation of the whole of the provinces of British North America. The intelligence will be received with satisfaction by the English public, inasmuch as, if the proposal be fairly and soundly carried out, it affords some prospect of relief from the apprehensions as regards the future of Canada, from which attentive observers of American affairs cannot be wholly free. The consolidation of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canadas must give a political strength to the whole which could not belong to them in their present state. It may be almost said that up to the present time their political relations with each other were no closer than if they owed allegiance to different sovereigns. Under the system which now seems likely to be carried out we may hope that, for the purposes of defence and for the preservation of their integrity, the inhabitants of the whole of British North America will form one State, and that an attack upon any one of them will be repelled by the strength and manhood of the whole.Globe.|
| J. S. Richardson, one of the most extensive bacon merchants in Waterford, has commenced the erection of a vast bacon or curing concern at Sumerland, in Waterford. At present Mr. Richardson has over one hundred men engaged in the works, which are being carried out by day-labour, under his own immediate inspection.|
CATHOLIC GENERALS IN THE FEDERAL ARMY.
| The Boston Pilot gives the following (which is only a partial) list of the Catholic Union Generals, who have served in this war :Major-GeneralsWilliam S. Rosecrans, Quincy A. Gilmore, George S. Meade, E. O. C. Ord, Philip H. Sheridan, John G. Foster, George Stoneman, James Shields, Daniel E. Sickles, David S. Stanley, John Newton, Alfred Pleasanton, Richardson, Joseph B. Carr, and H. J. Hunt. Brigadier- GeneralsThomas Francis Meagher, Michael Corcoran, Thomas W. Sweeny, Patrick Edward Conner, M. K. Lawler, Thomas Ewing, jun. , Hugh Ewing, Regis de Trobriand, Thomas C. Devin, Charles P. Stone, J. W. Sherman, and Alfred N. Duffie. Acting-Brigadier- Generals James E. Mallon, Patrick H. O'Rorke, M. T. Donahue, James A. Mulligan, Florence M. Cornyn, Stephen M'Groarty, Richard Byrnes, Patrick Helley, and Mathew Murphy.|
| THE LATE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE.Reared from his cradle in an atmosphere of bigotry, he came forward early in life as the friend of religious liberty, and when the Whigs, forgetting the services rendered to them as a party by the Catholics of the United Kingdom for more than 20 years, and basely ignoring the claims of gratitude, reverted to their old practice of proposing penal laws to crush the rights of conscience and freedom of worship, the Duke of Newcastle was one of the most energetic among that small but able band of Peelites who, under the guidance of Lord Aberdeen and Sir James Graham, resisted Lord John Russell's infamous Ecclesiastical Titles Bill.Weekly Register.|
|DEATH OF A POOR SHIRTMAKER.On Monday afternoon Dr. Lankester, the coroner for Central Middlesex, held an enquiry at the Oporto Stores, Bloomsbury, touching the death of Caroline Smith, who had resided at No. 9, Crown-street. The deceased obtained a scanty living by making the bodies of shirts, and, though represented as a steady hard-working woman, she was sometimes unable to make a shirt in the course of a long day's work, the price obtained for each shirt being 4d. Last winter she suffered severely from want of food, and fearing bad times to come she had saved something out of her poor earnings, and when searched after her death the sum of 1 s. 6d. was found on her person. Mr. Bannister, the surgeon, was called in to see her, and though he lost no time in obeying the summons she was dead before his arrival. She had suffered, he said, from bed bruises, and death was caused by the cessation of the heart's action, accelerated by want. The bed on which she had been lying was nothing but a heap of dirty rags. It was proved by her neighbours that the deceased had eaten nothing for three days. All the relief she obtained from the parish was half a quartern loaf about a week before her death. No medical aid was provided by the parish. A juror remarked that they could not throw blame on any one if the deceased had had proper medical attention, to which the coroner replied that death was undoubtedly caused in consequence of the want of proper medical attendance. The jury returned a verdict of Natural death accelerated by want of proper attendance.|
| On the 25th instant, at his residence, Arbutus Lodge, the wife of C. J. Cantillon, Esq., J.P., of a daughter.
On the 21st instant, at 40, Patrick-street, Limerick, the wife of Mr. James Delany (formerly of Dublin), of a daughter.
On the 23rd instant, at Piercetown, county Kildare, the wife of Richard Mangan, Esq., of a son and heir.
On the 22nd instant, at Cardtown, Queen's County, the wife of Lieut.-Col. Boldero, of a daughter.
| On the 26th instant, at St. Peter's Church, Dublin, Mansell Walter Bedford, Esq., only son of the late Captain Bedford, R.N., to Catherine Rountrie, youngest daughter of Henry Higginson, Esq., late Collector of her Majesty's Customs.
August 18th at Melbourne, Australia, the Rev. Thomas Hill Goodwin, of the Church Mission Station, Yelta, Lower Murray, to Letitia Going, third surviving daughter of Richard Pennefather, Esq., county Tipperary.
On the 18th August, at Kussowli, by the Rev. W. Simpson, Brigadier- General Brind, C.B., Royal Artillery, to Jane, eldest daughter of the late Rev. D. H. Maunsell, of Ballbriggan, county Dublin.
| On Saturday, the 18th instant, at his residence in Montreal, Lower Canada, Robert Denny Collis, son of the late Rev. Robert Fitzgerald Collis, Rector of Kilconnell, county Galway, in the 46th year of his age.
On Sunday, the 23rd instant, at Sandymount, in the 85th year of his age, John Payne Morris, formerly of Skreen Castle, in the county of Meath, Esq.
On the 23rd inst., at her residence, 88, Upper Leeson-street, Dublin, Louisa, youngest daughter of the late Damer Edgworth, Esq., of Longwood Lodge, county Meath.
On the 26th inst., at his residence, Dalkey, of a tedious illness, brought on by severe wettings while at school at the Dominican Convent, Newbridge, Octavius J. Sexton, aged 17 years.
October 24, at Sydenham Lodge, Belfast, Edward Scott, Esq.
October 25, at his residence, Summerhill, Nenagh, in the 33rd year of his age, George Prior, Esq., Proprietor of the Nenagh Guardian newspaper.
On the 29th August, at East Durham, Port Natal, suddenly, of congestion of the brain, John Pennefather, Esq., formerly Lieut. in the 72nd Foot and 16th Regiment, youngest son of Wm. Pennefather, Kingstown.