The Cork Examiner, 3 October 1865
ON yesterday we stated that a man named Patrick M'Namara had been arrested at Castlemartyr, for Fenianism. The following are the particulars of his arrest :—“He was arrested in the house of a man named Daniel Ahern, at Castlemartyr, by the police of that town on last Friday week. On the same night a young man named Rohan, the son of a respectable farmer living at Dungourney, within four miles of Castlemartyr, was arrested. They were both taken to Youghal, brought before Mr. Ryan, R.M. It then appeared that Rohan and M'Namara had been drinking together in a public house, and that some persons had given information to the police that he had heard M'Namara attempt to make Rohan a Fenian. Rohan at first refused to give information, but was compelled to do so by Mr. Ryan, and he then stated that M'Namara did attempt to swear him in. M'Namara was then committed, and lodged in the county jail on yesterday. M'Namara's father gave no information whatever to the police, and the statement that appeared to that effect in our paper of yesterday is incorrect.

   ABDUCTION.—A daring case of abduction occurred on the 22nd ult., at a place called Rossey, near Keshcarrigan. A young girl named Anne Kenny, had occasion on that day to go some distance from her home, and on her return was accompanied by Daniel and Ann Moran, on the pretence of seeing her safe on her way, but they had not proceeded far when Daniel Moran seized her round the body and endeavoured to throw her down, at the same time asking her is she would marry him. The poor girl resisted the fellow to the utmost of her power, but was ultimately forced by him to a house in the neighbourhood until the following night, when the police, who meanwhile had received informations of the outrage, rescued her, and arrested her ruffianly assailant, who was brought before Mr. Burchill, J.P., and by him remanded until next Petty Sessions of Keshcarrigan, on the informations of Anne Kenny, and her brother. Ann Moran was also arrested as an abettor of this brutal outrage, but bail was accepted for he[r] appearance at Petty Sessions.—Correspondent of the Irish Times.
   The Times says, there is no doubt of the appearance of yellow fever at Swansea. Some weeks ago a barque named the Hecla arrived at that port from Cuba with a case of fever on board. The man who was suffering from it died the day after the arrival of the ship. Some precautions were taken, but the [ship] was not removed from the dock. Last Saturday week, however, a death occurred in the town, which the medical men agreed in ascribing to yellow fever, and 10 or 12 deaths from the same cause followed in the course of last week. The Privy Council was communicated with, and one of the most distinguished surgeons of the fever hospital has visited Swansea. The result of his inquiries leaves no doubt as the specific character of the disease, or as to the fact of its having been introduced by the Hecla. There is every reason to hope that the outbreak will extend no further. No additional cases had been reported up to last night, and prompt measures of precaution have now been adopted. Happily, moreover, the summer may now be considered at an end, except for a few hours of midday, and yellow fever has never been known to exist in a low temperature.

   MR CORONER BARRY.— held an inquest yesterday at Queenstown to inquire into the death of Mary Burke, 30 years of age, who died early on Saturday morning.
   It appeared the deceased was suffering for the last three weeks from a pain in the chest, which became more intense the night previous to her death. About six o'clock on the morning of deceased's death, she asked for a drink of water, which she discharged immediately, and laid down on the bed and died.
   The jury returned a verdict of “Death from natural causes.”
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The Cork Examiner, 6 October 1865
TWO men—Jeremiah Callaghan, owner of a house of ill-fame in Furze's Alley, and John Murphy, described by Sub-Constable Griffin, who had them in custody, as a “bottheen boy”—were charged with being accomplices in the robbery of £25 from a commercial traveller. They were remanded for eight days.

THE following are amongst the latest arrivals at the Lake Hotel, Castle Lough, Killarney—Madame la Baronne de Buckman, Brussels ; M. le Baron Humbert, fils ; M. le Baron Fernant, fils ; M. le Baron Raoul, fils ; M. le Comte Eugene Gobyet, Glyn Vivian, Esq., Belgrave Square, London, and Suite.
   EXTRAORDINARY AND FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday morning information was received by the Middlesex coroner of a singular accident, resulting in the loss of a man's life, in the West India Docks, the previous afternoon. It appears that in the south basin of the docks a dog was observed to be in danger of drowning, and a man who appeared to be the owner of the animal, and a labourer, named Henry Harper, 22 years of age, set to work to get it out of the water. Harper allowed the other man to take him by the wrist and lower him to the edge of the water, when he succeeded in getting hold of the dog. He handed the animal to the owner, who immediately let Harper's hand go. Harper, of course, fell into the water, and thus changed places with the dog. Being unable to swim he sank, and when his body was recovered it was found that he was dead. It is supposed that the owner of the dog, in his eagerness to secure his property, forgot for an instant that Harper's life was in jeopardy, and, relaxing his grasp of the unfortunate man's hand, consigned him to immediate death. An inquest will, of course, be held, when the facts will be investigated.—Globe.
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The Cork Examiner, 12 October 1865
(From the Friend of India, August 31.)
   If any other argument were wanted to prove the necessity of the Indian government giving earnest attention to the coolie emigration trade, it is to be found in the tale of horrors with which Calcutta has been occupied during the past week.
   On Sunday, 19th August, the American built ship, Eagle Speed, Captain Brinsden, left Port Canning with 497 coolies for Demerara. Of these 300 were men, 93 women, 65 boys and girls under 10, and 39 infants—in all equal to 425 adult coolies. All the formalities attending the departure and the arrangements of an emigrant ship were duly observed. The crew was sufficiently strong as to numbers, being of the same strength as when they left England. There were twenty-six sailors and officers, exclusive of cabin boys, cooks, and assistants. Captain Hoskins, the portmaster, appointed Mr. Vardy, one of the three Mutlah pilots, to pilot the vessel, and he himself, with the port doctor and three other Europeans, went down the river in her. He was aware that some of the crew were sick, but did “not know whether the number was over the average;” he knew that “three or four” were drunk, including the second officer and the boatswain, and they continued drunk the next day. The Lady Elgin, Capt. Heath, which had been sent round from Calcutta, towed the ship down to Halliday's Island where she anchored for the night. On Monday morning she went on down the Eastern Channel. The barometer was low and the wind from the west ; and soon the sea rose so high, as the wind veered to the south that the ship feared the steamer would not be able to tow her. At 4 in the afternoon, in sight of the Mutlah reef buoy, with the water low, the tide setting in and a fresh breeze blowing, the rope connecting the steamer and the vessel parted. The sands were a mile off, and during the two hours spent in passing another rope, she drifted towards the sands, without setting sail, which was impossible ; or letting go the anchor which, Captain Brinsden confesses, it would have been better to have done. She struck at half-past 6 in 4¼ fathoms, and then the anchor was dropped, while the sea rolled in “very high.” After half-an-hour she went off to the southward, but with 19 inches of water in the hold. At 9 o'clock the machinery of the steamer became deranged, and the ship anchored at the western channel at 10. The coolies had been at the pumps from the first, but the water increased, and at 3 on the morning of Tuesday, the 22nd, with darkness around and a heavy sea, the Eagle Speed signalled to the steamer that she was sinking. At 4 the steamer's boat reached the ship, and the steamer herself approached. But no attempt was made to pass ropes, though this could have been done by daylight, and she might have been at Halliday's Island by ten o'clock. On this point Captain Hoskins evidence is clear—“Under the circumstances, it would have taken two hours to pass hawsers, they would have readily passed by daylight. Suggesting that the wind was favourable and the sails were set, the steamer could have towed the vessel to safe anchorage in four hours. She would have been at 10 a.m. at Halliday's Island.”
   Now we come to the tale of mismanagement, inhumanity and horrible sacrifice of life. Three of the Eagle Speed's boats were launched, manned by the crew, and commanded by Captain Hoskins, by the pilot at Captain Brinsden's request, and by the second officer, the first being ill. Including the coolies, who threw themselves into the water on hencoops, the boats saved 169, and all the Europeans. Captain Hoskins' boat made five trips, but the others were soon smashed ; one of them had at half-past 12 brought off the captain, whom his own crew refused to help. The steamer's boat was also smashed after one trip. Her two large boats were never launched. Captain Hoskins said, “Had the steamer anchored ahead, and a raft been made, many more lives might have been saved,” but there was no material to make a raft of, and Captain Brinsden in vain “asked the steamer to anchor on the bow or astern, and pass lines, in order to keep up a quicker and safer communication.” Before the captain left, the boatswain had deserted the compounder and some topasses had broken into the brandy-closet, the interpreter was not to be found, and the pilot, who knew the language, did not return to the ship. “From the first to last the crew acted badly. There was some difficulty in getting them to man the boats latterly. They were shamed into it by the passengers.” The steamer left for Port Canning ; no hint was given to the three hundred miserable wretches who were sinking to launch the ship's cutter, which had not been used, though the one European left and five negroes did do so, and with thirty coolies were afterwards found by the steamer. The ship continued to float all that night, and did not sink till 7 on Wednesday morning, justifying the opinion of Captain Hoskins, “Considering the rate at which the ship was sinking, I was sanguine that we would have succeeded in getting the greater portion of the coolies out.” Two steamers were at once sent round from Calcutta, and the Lady Elgin returned from Port Canning. They found three Coolie lads on the mast of the wreck, and save about 60 more who had floated to Halliday's and Butcher's Island, where the tigers are said to have destroyed some. The coolies assert that the last European tried to fire the ship. Of the 497 coolies, 260 seem to have perished on that terrible Wednesday morning or afterwards in the jungle. 
   We have confined ourselves to facts. The Court of Enquiry held on the pilot, before a jury in whom the public have confidence, and the arrest of four of the crew with a view to trial in the Vice-Admiralty Court on a charge of setting fire to the vessel, render it necessary for us to abstain from any attempt to fix responsibility. Captain Hoskins, who seems to have done his duty better at least than any other white man, in his evidence ascribed this horrible disaster to “the force of circumstances.” The court and the jury will doubtless make it clear why, when in two hours the steamer might have again taken her in tow after she was reported to be sinking, and in four more might have deposited her freight in safety on shore, she steamed off with 169, and abandoned the rest to their horrible fate ; or why, before steaming off, she made no attempt to use the three boats each trip of which would have saved fifty lives. Even the tigers of Butcher's Island would have been preferable to the slow and silent approach of a fate equal to a thousand deaths, as the shrieking victims were swept of[f] the wreck till with its clinging burden it at last disappeared, leaving only the top of the mast, three boys, and “lots of clothing,” to tell of inhumanity and incompetence such as are fortunately rare in the annals of British seamen.
   At her residence, Woodview, Middle Glanmire-road, Mrs. Geo. Robinson, of a daughter.
   At Bombay, on the 27th August, the wife of Francis Matthew, Esq., Chief Engineer, Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway, of a son.
   On the 12th inst., at Morrison's-quay, the wife of William H. Hill, of a son.
   On Saturday morning, the 7th inst., at Cloghers House, Tralee, the wife of Edward Mulchinock, Esq., of a daughter.
   On the 9th inst., at St. James's Terrace, Glasgow, the wife of David Bremner, Esq., of a son.
   October 7, at Leinster-street, Dublin, Lady Brooke, of a son and heir.
   October 7th, at Kenilworth-square West, Rathgar, county Dublin, the wife of Frederick W. Niven, Esq., of a daughter.
   October 10, at 32 Mountjoy-square, Dublin, the wife of John Russell, Esq., of a son.
   Oct. 5, at Clare-street, Dublin, the wife of G. R. Wade, Esq., of a daughter.
   October 4 at Ventnor Villas, the wife of Major-General Chas. Smith, of a son.
   Aug. 3, at Mysore, Madras, the wife of Lieut. Charles Bowen, R.E., of a son and heir.
   Sept. 1, at Bishopstown, Mauritius, the wife of Dr. Leet, Medical Staff, of a son.
   Oct. 4, at Monart Glebe, the wife of the Rev. T. Pennefather, of a daughter.

   On Thursday, October 12, by the Ven. Archdeacon O'Shea, V.F., P.P., assisted by the Rev. Augustine Canon Maguire, Mark S, O'Shaughnessy, Esq., Barrister-at-law, to Anne, only daughter of the late William Curtayne, Esq., of Summerhill-terrace, Cork. [No cards].
   On the 10th inst., in the Catholic Church of Bandon, by the Rev. Peter Hill, brother of the bridegroom, assisted by the Very Rev. J. O'Brien, P.P., of Bandon, John, son of Mr. Thomas Hill, of Tulligee, to Margaret, daughter of Mr. John Henley, of Mullanroe.
   October 10, at St. Stephen's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. John Hamilton, B.A., and cousin to the bridegroom, Thomas Macdougall Bleckley, Esq., M.D., T.C.D., Surgeon 46th Regiment, son of the Rev. John Bleckley, M.A., Monaghan, to Lily, eldest daughter of Andrew Hamilton, Esq., 6, Somerset-place, Raglan-road, Dublin.
   October 4, in Kilfane Church, county of Kilkenny, by the Venerable Ambrose Power, Archdeacon of Lismore, assisted by the Venerable Joseph Thacker, Archdeacon of Ossory, Robert O'Hara, Esq., barrister-at-law, Dublin, to Frances, only daughter of the late George Power, Lieutenant-Colonel, 10th Regiment.
   July 6, at Craigend Terrace, Sydney, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, James, second son of the late Doctor Ramsay, of Dobroyde, to Emilie, fifth daughter of the late Henry Forde, Esq., of Clontarf, Dublin.

   On the 22nd of September, at Havanah, in his twenty-first year, William, third son of James Murphy, Esq., D.L., Ringmahon—deeply regretted.
   October 4, at Bray, Anna Sarah, third daughter of the late Major Des Voeux, of Portarlington.
   At the Grove, Tuam, Charlotte Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. Stanley Treanor.
   October 4, James Gray, Esq., of Ballybay, county Monaghan, aged 70 years.
   On the 26th August, at Cheera Pongee, at the residence of Richard Martin, Esq., Professor of Decca College, of fever, Jane Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Martin, Esq., C.E., Executive Engineer, Gowhattee, Assam, and daughter of the late John Bredin, Esq., aged 21 years.
   September 19, at Quebec, Robert Dundas, Esq., Rifle Brigade, eldest son of Sir David Dundas, Bart., of Beechwood and Dunira.

   A FAITHFUL DOG.—On Saturday an inquest was held at Charlton, Kent, on the body of Elizabeth Serjeant, aged six years. She was left in a room on the ground floor at No. 10, Ashford-place, with two young children, by their mother who had gone out to market. By some means she set herself on fire, and when she screamed a little dog jumped through a pane of glass into the room ; and on the mother's return, which was in a few minutes, she saw him tearing away at the child's clothes with his mouth and paws. Upon seeing the mother he went up to her and laid hold of her gown to draw her towards the child. The child was removed to the infirmary, but died from the effects of the injuries. Verdict—“Accidental death.”

   Captain Wirtz, of Andersonville notoriety, has had an unflattering picture drawn of him by a paper published in his Swiss home. As the Winterthur Lanebote says, the captain is a native of Zurich, where twenty years ago [he] held a small appointment in the Merchant's Hall. In April, 1847, he was sentenced to four years in the House of Correction, having been convicted on the charge of forgery and embezzlement. He was, however, discharged when his sentence had only run a year, being a sickly person and having suffered from illness in prison. A short time previous to 1860 he emigrated to America, having been previously divorced from his wife.
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The Cork Examiner, 17 October 1865
October 16, 1865.
   ARRIVEDAlliance, Owens, Bangor, railway sleepers ; Try Again, Power, Miramachi, timber ; Glencairn, Paige, Buenos Ayres, bone ash ; Zurich, Grange, Moulmein, timber ; Marianna, Perevia, St. Ubes, salt to Hamburg ; Burkill, Collings, Calabar, general, to Hamburg.
   SAILEDAlbion, Feresich, Dublin, grain ; P. G. Blanchard, York, London, guano ; Sinai, Gradovich, Glasgow, grain ; Volant, Griffiths, New Ross, grain ; Creswell, Lindsay, Belfast, grain ; Tertuis, Greech, Dublin, grain ; Mary Jane, Ritchie, Belfast, grain ; Eagle, Mortola, Dublin, grain ; Glencairn, Paige, Fuidhorne, bone ash.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
October 18—Wind calm.
   The barque Matanzas, of South Shields, which went ashore at Ballycotton was got off, and towed round here by a steam tug.

   QUEENSTOWN, TUESDAY MORNING.—The Liverpool, New York, and Philadelphia Company's (extra) s.s. City of Cork, arrived off the harbour at 4.10 a.m. She brings 20 cabin and 136 passengers, no specie. Having transferred 6 cabin and 46 steerage passengers she proceeded for Liverpool at 4.30 a.m.—all well. The City of Cork signalled the followed vessels on her voyage :—On Friday the 6th spoke the American whaling barque George and Mary, bound west ; and exchanged signals with the American ship Webster, also bound west ; on the 16th exchanged signals with the Royal Mail steamer Asia, bound west.

   NEW YORK, OCT. 7TH.—The North Carolina convention has unanimously passed an ordinance declaring that the ordinance of 1779, ratifying the Constitution had always been in force since its enactment, that the supposed secession ordinance has always been null and void, and is now repealed. It is reported that Mr. Johnson has pardoned Mr. Humphrey, the elected Governor of Mississippi. An incendiary fire at Mobile has destroyed 6,000 bales of cotton. The St. Louis papers report the arrival of Juarez at Santa Fe, in New Mexico, en route for the United States. The report is considered doubtful. The steamer Constitution has sailed from San Francisco on the 3rd, with 1,100,000 dollars for New York, and 240,000 dollars for England.

   Mr. James Caird, who has been making a tour in Holland, supplies information respecting the extent of the disease in that country—such as is not procurable in the case of England. Mr. Caird says, disease has been 2 months in Holland, and a panic created by it in the country whose chief wealth is cattle, has been very great, and yet the actual loss had been less far [illegible] than was believed. Up to the last official statement 3,319 animals had been attacked, of which 169 died, 674 were slaughtered, 717 recovered, and the remainder were under treatment. So in proportion to the whole number of cattle in the country less than 3 in every thousand had been attacked by disease, and not 2 in a thousand have perished.

   The city is at present the resort of a number of Americans. No inconsiderable portion of these gentlemen have a bearing which unequivocally points them out as having received military training. Whatever their purpose in visiting the metropolis, there is no doubt that their movements are keenly watched by some of the most active and intelligent members of the Detective force. It is stated that within the past week two sums of one thousand pounds each, in gold, arrived in Dublin by hand. This money is supposed to have been forwarded from the headquarters of the Fenian Brotherhood in America, to be applied towards defraying the costs of the defence of the prisoners in this country. That these costs will be very large is manifest from the magnitude of the cases, the number of the prisoners to be tried, and the extent of the informations ; and that every precaution has been taken to obtain the ablest counsel is apparent from the fact that Messrs. Butt, Sidney, Dowse, and Waters, have been already retained, and that in addition to Mr. Edward A. Ennis, the services of Mr. John Lawless have been secured as solicitor.—Dublin Evening Mail.

   James Kelly, who gave his residence as 7, Johnston's-court, and James Shields, of Joseph's-lane, builder's porter, were brought before Mr. O'Donnell, at Capel-street Police-court this morning, charged with having used seditious language on Saturday night.
   Acting-Inspector Donnelly deposed to arresting the first-named prisoner in Great Britain-street, for stating before a large number of people that “he was an honest Fenian, and that he had seven revolvers, and would blow the brains out of the police.”
   Inspector Fitzpatrick deposed to the arrest of Shields for saying in a large crowd in Bolton-street, on Saturday night—“We will have a fine rebellion, and we are the boys that will make them jump.”
   Mr. O'Donnell remanded both prisoners.—Dublin Evening Mail.

   ARREST OF FEMALE FENIAN.—A young woman, who had just left the residence of Counsellor Townsend, of Castletownsend, was arrested in Mallow on Friday, on suspicion of having some knowledge of the movement. On her box being searched there was found a military belt, and some sheet lead.—Skibbereen Eagle.

   The name of M. Gounod's new oratorio is Tobias ; it will be published by Cramer and Co.—Orchestra.

   Rajah Brooke, the famous Governor of Sarawak, has a new work in preparation descriptive of ten years' residence in the province. It will contain numerous beautiful illustrations of views of Sarawak.

   Lying-in Hospital—£5 from Joseph G. Nash, Esq., Cleve Hill. A piece of calico, from Mrs. Nash, Cleve Hill.
   Yesterday evening a man named William Kenny was brought to town from Naas jail in custody of the constabulary, and handed over to the detective police, who charged him at College street Police station with having been connected with the “Fenian movement,” and with having been guilty of high treason. This prisoner had been employed as a grinder in a factory at Manchester, from which he effected his escape, as he was aware that the police were on his track. He was traced to Naas, where he was arrested on the 24th ult., and committed to Naas Jail, where he remained up to yesterday. He will be brought up for preliminary examination this day.
   On Thursday evening Patrick Carey, a native of Skibbereen, was arrested at Bandon, en route for Queenstown, where he had been previously booked for America. He was conveyed to Bantry, where he acted clerk to Mr. Marshall, solicitor. It is stated that important documents have been found with Carey. —Freeman.

   COMPLETION OF THE PNEUMATIC DESPATCH RAILWAY. —Yesterday morning a train of two trucks containing a quantity of goods was driven through the Pneumatic Despatch tubular line of railway from the central station at the Bull and Gate, Holborn, to the terminus on the premises of the London and North Western Railway at Euston, the carriages in their transit passing beneath the thoroughfares of Holborn, New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court road, the Hampstead road, and Drummond Street, to their destination. The time occupied in running between the two stations, a distance of about a couple of miles, was some five minutes. The driving power is stationed at Holborn, and consists of two powerful 24-horse power engines. These set in motion a disc, the diameter of which is about 22 feet, and this immense circular fan revolves with great rapidity in an immense air chamber, creating an almost irresistible atmospheric power which by the use of valves can be used either for blowing the trains through the tubes or literally sucking them back again. Goods that are to be despatched from Holborn to Euston will be taken from the street to the platform, which is on the level with the latter, lowered to the trucks lying on the traversing tables, and shifted to the tube entrance (of which there [are] two—one for Euston, and the other for the Post-office) within which the train will be placed, and then literally blown to its intended stopping place. The height and width of the completed iron tube are respectively 4ft. 6in., the width between the rails being 3ft. 8½in. In the course of the week the Duke of Buckingham, the chairman and several directors of the Pneumatic Despatch Company, inspected the works, and were blown in a train of three carriages, under the superintendence of Mr. Rammell, the engineer, from the Holborn Station through the tube to Euston in about five minutes, their arrival being announced at Holborn by one of Wheatstone's telegraph apparatus, the wires of which are carried through the tube. The line is now ready for opening between Holborn and Euston.

   On Thursday, the wife of Thomas Myles, Esq., Mallow-street, Limerick, of a daughter.
   On the 14th of October, at Woodville, New Pallas, the wife of John Ryan, Esq., of a daughter.
   At Tullamelan Rectory, Clonmel, the wife of the Rev. J. A. Carr, of a daughter.
   October 12, at Cloonreston, in the county of Mayo, the wife of Michael F. Treston, Esq., of a son.
   Oct., 14, at 54, Rutland-square, West, Dublin, the wife of Robt. Cryan, Esq., M.D., of a son.
   Oct. 11, at 4, Windsor-terrace, Kingstown, the wife of Mr. Jas. Dawson, of a daughter.

   Oct. 12, at No. 29, Apsley-place, Glasgow, by the Rev. Dr. Jas. Morrison, John Chancellor, Esq., Sackville-street, Dublin, to Lily, eldest daughter of James Smith, Esq., Rosebank, Dalserf.
   Oct. 9, at Lisdoonvarna, co. Clare, Henry Badcock, Esq., Birdhill, co. Tipperary, to Lavina, daughter of John Bourchier, Esq., Summer Hill, Nenagh.
   Oct. 12, at Kilkerrin Church, James Bell, Esq., Royal Artillery, eldest son of the late Capt. Bell, Ardcarne, Ballinasloe, to Bessie, eldest daughter of the Rev. J. Macredy Rector of Kilkerrin.

   On the 14th inst., at Everton, Liverpool, Charles Joseph, the beloved child of Mr. David Drinan, aged 18 months.
   At Miltown Malbay, Henry O'Flanagan, Esq., M.D., medical officer of the Chree and Mullough dispensary district.
   On Friday, at Newport, co. Tipperary, sincerely and deservedly regretted, Agnes, the beloved wife of Mr. William J. Allen, aged 21 years and four months.
   August 17, on board her Majesty's ship Tamar, on passage home from Hong Kong, to the inexpressible grief of his family, Thomas Lyster, Lieutenant Royal Engineers, son of Wm. Lyster, Esq., Cascade House, co. Kilkenny.
   Oct. 14, at his residence in Irishtown, in the 77th year of his age, Mr. Hugh Farrell, an old and respected inhabitant of that locality.
   At Philadelphia, on September 27th, the Hon. Wm. J. Duane, aged 85 years.
   On the 27th Sept., at New York, the Hon. Wm. Bayles, formerly member of Congress, aged 89 years.
   Sept. 22, 1865, at Thomasboro, Champaign county, Illinois, at the advanced age of 80 years, William L. Peard, Esq., late Major in her Brittanic Majesty's 40th Regt. He served twenty-one years as Ensign, Lieutenant and Captain in the 62d, which regiment he accompanied to Massachusetts in the war of 1812. He died in perfect peace, fully trusting in the merits of his Redeemer.
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The Cork Examiner, 18 October 1865
   An official inquiry into the conduct of Mr. Vardy, the pilot in charge of the coolie emigrant ship Eagle Speed, which was wrecked, and upwards of 300 coolies drowned, shortly after leaving the Mutlah on the 20th ult., has resulted in his being dismissed the service.
   Another of the leaders of the Indian mutiny, Rajah Drig Bejai Sing, has been tried in Oude, and sentenced to transportation for life.
   The peace negotiations with the Bhootan envoys have been unsuccessful, and there is every prospect of hostilities being resumed when the cold weather sets in.
   Distressing accounts of the sufferings caused by the famine at Aden have been received at Bombay ; and the arrival of vessels laden with grain was anxiously looked for at the former place.

   AMATEUR HIGHWAYMEN.—On Thursday, John Loughnan, a young Irishman, who was stated to be a student at one of the colleges at Bath, was charged before Messrs. T. B. Saunders and J. H. Webb, magistrates at Bradford-on-Avon, with assaulting two boys named Howse and Rogers, with intent to commit highway robbery. The prisoner, with two or three fellow-collegians, went out on Saturday on a fishing excursion on the river Avon. After having partaken freely of some Irish whiskey the sport of angling was relinquished, and the prisoner and his companions disembarked. Proceeding along the Limpley Stoke turnpike road they met two boys in a donkey cart, and Loughnan presented a horse pistol at them, with the demand, “Your money or your life.” The boys, who were much frightened, endeavoured to escape, but were prevented by the prisoner, who pushed one of them back into the cart, and commenced rifling his pockets. The youth resisted, and in the struggle his coat was torn to pieces, but he managed to get away from his assailant. The prisoner then set upon the other boy and the donkey, and beat them with his fishing-rod till it was broken to pieces. Meanwhile the lad who had escaped had run to the Viaduct Inn, where he obtained assistance, and some half-dozen men went to the scene of the action. They were, however, attacked by the prisoner and his companions, and one of them had his head laid open with a blow from the butt end of the horse pistol. The prisoner was afterwards apprehended, but his companions escaped. After hearing the evidence Mr. Saunders said he could not believe for a moment that the prisoner ever intended to commit a highway robbery, but that a most unprovoked assault had been committed on the boys had been clearly proved. He thought there was a technical doubt as to whether the prisoner, having been charged with attempting to commit a felony, could be dealt with otherwise than by being committed for trial. The Rev. T. Loughman [sic], minister of Queen-square, Chapel, Bath, who appeared as the prisoner's guardian, said that if the magistrates could dispose of the case summarily he was prepared to pay any amount of fine they were pleased to inflict. Ultimately the magistrates decided on convicting the prisoner of a common assault only, and inflicted a fine of £3 10s., with £1 10s. costs. Charges of assault had been preferred against the prisoner by the ostler of the Viaduct Inn and three other men who went to the assistance of the complainants in the first case, but they were all compromised and withdrawn.

   DEATH OF AN IRISH VETERAN.—The Moniteur de l' Armee announces the death of Colonel Andrew Kennedy, Commander of the Legion of Honour at Landerneau, where he fixed his residence when he retired from the service. Colonel Kennedy was appointed to the command of the 33rd Regiment of the line in 1860, and was indebted for his elevation solely to his own merit. Born at Kilcock in the county of Kildare, in 1804, he entered the regiment of Hohenhoe as a private in 1825. He made four campaigns in the Morea, and fourteen in Algeria. He particularly distinguished himself in the expedition against Kabylia in 1857, under Marshal Randon.

   THE LONDON SOCIETY OF COMPOSITORS.—On Saturday evening last about 200 gentlemen connected directly and indirectly with the printing profession, sat down to dinner in the new hall of the Farmers' Club, at the Salisbury Hotel, Salisbury square, Fleet street, the chief object being to extend the good feeling hitherto existing between employers and employed. Mr. Thomas Hughes, M.P. for Lambeth, presided, supported by several well known master printers.

   On the 2nd Sept., at Kurrachee, India, the wife of Quartermaster John Campbell, her Majesty's 95th Regiment, of a daughter.
   On Saturday, the 14th inst., at 59, Fitzwilliam-square, Dublin, the wife of William R. LeFanu, Esq., of a son.
   On the 11th inst., the wife of Richard Despard, Esq., of Rathmoylan House, co. Meath, of a son.
   On the 14th inst., at Islandmore, co. Limerick, the wife of Edw. J. Smith, Esq., of a son.
   On the 16th inst., at 5, Kenilworth-road, Dublin, the wife of Robert M. Chamney, Esq., of a daughter.
   October 15, at 3, Upper Prince Edward terrace, Blackrock, Dublin, the wife of Charles Murray, Esq., of a daughter.

   October 14, at St. Kevin's Church, Dublin, Phillips Newton, Esq., of Baltinglen, co. Wicklow, to Martha Westby Percival, of York-street, eldest daughter of the late Major Perceval [sic], of Barntown House, co. Wicklow.
   Oct. 16, at Kildalkey Church, co. Meath, Joseph Dollard, Esq., of 39, Leinster-road, Rathmines, to Mary, only daughter of the late James Byrne, Esq., of Kildalkey.
   Oct. 12, at Brighton, Captain Carleton Smith, son of H. J. Smith, Esq., and the Hon. Mrs. Smith, of Beabeg, county of Meath, to Alice Anna, youngest daughter of Charles Freshfield, Esq., M.P.
   On the 12th inst., at Old Edgbaston Church, Birmingham, by the Rev. Isaac Spooner, the vicar, Arthur K. Haslett, Esq., Royal Engineers, son of William Haslett, Esq., Londonderry, to Maria Louisa Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Louis de Koehler, M.D., of Warsaw.
   On the 12th inst., at the parish church of St. Mary, Woolwich, Robert Burn Singer, Esq., Lieutenant 28th Regiment, youngest son of the Right Hon. and Most Rev. the Lord Bishop of Meath, to Letitia Janet, youngest daughter of Major-General Burn, Royal Artillery.

   Oct. 16, at Luke-street, Dublin, William, youngest son of Mr. Robert Browne.
   Oct. 15, at the residence of his brother, at Brittas, the Rev. Thomas Nolan, C.C., late of Arran-quay, Dublin. —R.I.P.
   On the 12th inst., at Chatham, after a long illness, and deeply regretted, Capt. Thomas Lovett Gaussen, R.N., aged 47.
   On the 10th inst., at Pau, after a few days' illness, brought on by exposure while shooting in the Pyrenees, the Hon. Ferdinand St. John, son of the third Viscount Bollingbroke, aged 61.
   Sept. 19, at New York, Daniel Joseph Murray, Esq., aged 34, of this county.
   At Lexington, Kentucky, Sept. 12, John Sullivan, Esq., of this county, aged 21.
   At Greenhill, Mr. Joseph Everett, formerly a banker at Warminster. He died worth a quarter million of money.
   At Newcastle, Mr. John Dixon, C.E., who was largely concerned with George Stephenson in the early days of railroad making.
   At Worcester, United States, aged 107, Mr. P. Quirk, a native of Ireland. He retained his mental and physical powers to the last.
   Sept. 14, at New York, aged 65, Mrs. Bridget Harty, late of Ballyadams, Queen's County.
   Sept. 25, at Quebec, aged 72, Mr. Michael Gibson, late of Waterford.
   Sept. 26, at New York, aged 34, Mr. Thomas Neville, late of Tipperary.
   Oct. 2, at New York, aged 34, Mrs. Catherine Ryan, late of Achane, co. Limerick.
   Oct. 5, at Bower Yard, Ironbridge, in his 101st year, Mr. Richd. Rothin. He was buried in Benthal Churchyard yesterday week, and was followed by his children, grand-children, great-grand-children, and a large number of friends.
   Oct. 6, aged 91Charles Richardson, L.L.D., author of A New Dictionary of the English Language, and other philological works.
   Oct. 11, at Glasgow, aged 35, Mr. George Ray, a civil engineer. In 1857, and a few subsequent years, he was a companion of Dr. Livingstone in his travels in Africa.
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The Cork Examiner, 31 October 1865
   An aeronaut in New York is making a bridal car balloon. It is intended that persons so minded can be married and make their wedding tour in it.
   A London letter-carrier has been sentenced to five years' penal servitude for stealing a letter containing a silver Maltese cross.

Queenstown, October 30, 1865.
   ARRIVEDReunion, Nichols, Glasgow, general to New York, put in with loss of main-topmast and all attached, and leaky ; Fiol, Uriata, Sagva, La Grande, molasses ; City of Limerick s., Liverpool, and left for New York.
   SAILEDMary Russell, Weeks, Liverpool, timber ; Martha A. Palmer, Anderson, Belfast, timber

   SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.—The revenue cutter, Neptune, has put into Smerwick harbour,—west coast of Kerry,—through stress of weather. The Neptune has lately been employed in transferring men from the Frederick William at Queenstown, to fill up the vacancies in the different coast guard stations on the south and west coasts of Ireland.—Dingle Correspondent.

   THE COAST GUARD—DINGLE DIVISION.—Many exchanges, promotions, and superannuations have lately taken place in the Coastguard service in the Dingle division of the district of Queenstown, viz. :—Mr. Michael Griffin, chief boatman, to be chief boatman in charge, and transferred from Ballymacaw, county Waterford, to the Castlegregory coastguard station in the Dingle division, in place of Mr. Robert Farquahar, superannuated ; Mr. Daniee [sic] Morrison, chief boatman, to be chief boatman in charge and transferred from Ballyhigue (North Kerry) to the Brandon station, in place of Mr. James Goggin, superannuated ; Mr. Hamilton Kennedy, chief boatman, to be chief boatman in charge, and transferred from Lettermore, county Galway, to the Ballydavid station ; Mr. Edward Tutt, chief boatman in charge, and transferred from Ballydavid, at his own request, to the Minard station, in place of Mr. William Ford, superannuated ; Mr. John Foley, commissioned boatman, late of the Ventry station, and Mr. Daniel Gilchrist, late of the Dingle station, both superannuated on a pension for life.—Dingle Correspondent.

   QUEENSLAND ABORIGINES.—We have received an admirable specimen of native ingenuity in the shape of a blanket made from the bark of a tree. The nights in the lofty ranges of Rockingham Bay are in the winter season very cold and frosty, and to protect themselves against the cold the natives separate the inner bark of the ironbark tree, and beat it until its fibres are matted into a flexible substance, forming an admirable substitute for a blanket. The blacks there are numerous, powerfully built, and frequently upwards of six feet in height, and are known to possess in captivity an unfortunate white girl, probably the survivor of some wreck on the coast. Efforts have been made to rescue the girl, but without success, as the tribe collected around her and defied all attempts for that purpose. The climate on the sea-coast is represented as agreeable, but a little distance away, out of the influence of the sea breeze, it is most oppressive.—Rockhampton (Queensland).

   October 28, at 10, Great Denmark-street, Dublin, Mrs. Hugh Vaughan, of a son.
   Oct. 28, at 3, Sackville-street, Dublin, the wife of D. J. Field, of a son.

   October 25, at St. Chrysostom's Church, Liverpool, by the Rev. E. Ray, Mr. Richard Theobald Matthew Harris, to Alice Lydia, only daughter of the late Westby Walker, Surgeon, Preston.
   October 1, at New York, Mr. P. Whelan, of Dublin, to Kate Foley, of Kilkenny.
   August 16, at Sydney, Australia, Mr. J. Rodarrow, of Italy, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. C. Sheehan, of Mitchelstown, co. Cork.

   On the 27th inst., at her residence, Green-street, Dingle, Ellen, relict of the late Mr. Benjamin Parker, at the advanced age of 75 years.
   On the 28th inst., at Dingle, Abbey, wife of Mr. James Long, Belfast, (a native of Dingle,) at the age of [illegible] years.
   October 27, at 19, Rathmines-road, Dublin, after a short but severe illness, Annie, relict of James Phelan, Esq., of Clonmel.
   Oct. 5, at New York, aged 16, Margaret Broderick, of Galway.
   Oct. 6, at New York, aged 60, Mr. Bernard Boylan, of Cavan.
   Oct. 6, at New York, aged 100, Mr. Patrick Noonan, of Roscommon.
   Oct. 8, at Quebec, aged 29, Margaret Wickam, wife of Mr. John Kehoe, of Wexford.
   Oct. 9, at New York, aged 43, Mr. M. Henry, late of Ballygillon, co. Londonderry.
   Oct. 10, at New York, aged Margaret, wife of Mr. P. Gallaher, and daughter of Mrs. Crerand, of Illistron, co. Donegal.
   Oct. 11, at New York, Mr. J. Hickey, late of Knockgraffon, co. Tipperary.
   Oct. 11, at New York, aged 60, Mrs. Mary Quinn, late of Urlingford, co. Kilkenny.
   At Paris, M. Fortin, and artist of some repute in France.
   At Paris, M. Malgaigne, one of the most distinguished French surgeons.
   At Paris, in a state of destitution, M. Rouviere, the celebrated actor of the French romantic school. 
   At Frascati, M. Frey, the well-known Swiss landscape painter. His studies from the South of Europe and Egypt were much admired in Rome.

   The Confraternity of the Holy Family, (attached to the Cathedral, North Parish,) gratefully acknowledges £1 donation from Wm. Cahill, Esq., Ballynoe.
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