Cork Examiner, 15 May 1867
CITY POLICE COURT -- THIS DAY
(Before Alderman Carte, _locum tenems_ for Mayor; Dr. O'Shaughnessy, and
Mr. Moriarty, R.M.)
William Guinan; charged with maliciously breaking Mathew Ryan's window and
threatening him, was ordered to find security for his future good conduct,
or go to gaol for three months. Mary Ledger, wife of a cabinet-maker, was
charged with the larceny of a pari of blankets, two quilts, two pillows
&c,. from Mrs. Sheehan, Thomas-street. The accused pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to six month's imprisonment.
Edward Ledger, husband of the foregoing prisoner, was put forward on a
charge of drunkenness and fined 5s. or 48 hours. There are six
unfortunate children belonging to this couple who may be said to be in a
state of starvation, the father and mother having drunk-out all they were
John Carey, printer, and Charles O'Connor and Denis Kelly, tailors, were
brought up for fighting, and were fined 5s. each or 48 hours.
THE REPORTED CASE OF DROWNING. -- The body of the unfortunate girl who is
reported to have been thrown into the river by a party of young men, on
Sunday night, and for which crime a respectable, well-conducted young man
named Lally is in custody on suspicion, as reported yesterday, has not yet
been found. The woman who was described as having been the victim of this
outrage, turns out to be alive, and was at the police court this morning
as a witness. Some persons affect to believe that there was nobody
drowned at all, and that the whole affair had its origin in the mind of
the angler, who was fishing on the quays at the extraordinary hour of 11
o'clock that night, and on whose statement Lally was arrested. The police
have been engaged during these two days in dragging the river in the
vicinity of the reported occurrence.
A young man named Rearden, was sentenced to a month's
imprisonment with hard labor for breaking nine dozen eggs
the property of an old womand named Donovan.
- Tralee, Tuesday evening
Tralee Union.-- The usual weekly meeting of the guardians of this
union was held to-day. Dr. Maybury, in the chair. Other guardians
present -- Thade Sheehan, R. Kearney, Denis Higgins, Dowling,
Sullivan, and Fitzmaurice.
State of the House -- Remaining on the 4th inst., 700;
admitted to the 11th do., 36; discharged, 44; died, 4; total,
688; corresponding number last year, 611.
Finance -- Lodgments with Treasurer, £281 1s. 11d.; payments,
£8 6s.; balance in favor, £296 14s. 7d.; average cost, 2s. 1d.
Michael Conroy was summoned at the suit of William Ahern for
destroying a portion of fence the boundary between his and the
complainant's garden, at the rere [sic] of their house at
Millfield. It appeared that the hedge was planted by the
complainant's father-in-law, previous to the defendant's
coming to live there, on his ground. Mr. Blake appeared for the
complainant and Mr. Magennis for the defendant. It having
transpired in evidence that the defendant had been living there
for 27 years residing next to the complainant and had never before
attempted to prune or cut the hedge, the bench ordered him to pay
£2 compensation, and fined him £1, or in default six months
Cork Examiner, 18 May 1867
CORK SCHOOL OF ART
At the examinations held by the Department of Science and Art at the above
school, on the evenings of the 12th, 13th, and 14th March last, the
following students were successful :--
Miss Sarah E. Wood, excellent in freehand, geometry, and model
drawing; Miss Ada K. Dunscombe, pass in freehand and geometry; Charles
W. Atkins, excellent in perspective; Ringrose Atkins, pass in
freehand; John Collins, pass in freehand; Luke Franklin, excellent in
model drawing; James Good, pass in freehand; Henry H. Hartland, excellent
in geometry; Daniel O'Keefe, excellent in freehand; Patrick Keefe, pass in
mechanical; Timothy Murphy, pass in freehand; Francis J. E. Spring, pass
in perceptive and mechanical, excellent in model; Samuel Walsh, excellent
in freehand; John O'Callaghan, Midleton College, pass in freehand.
ST. STEPHENS' HOSPITAL SCHOOL -- James R. Deane, pass in model; Richard
H. Griffin, pass in freehand.
ST. PATRICK'S NATIONAL SCHOOL -- Richard Cassidy, pass in freehand and
geometry; John Draddy, pass in freehand and geometry; Cornelius O'Brien,
pass in model, and jeremiah O'Sullivan, excellent in mechanical.
The following students having passed in all the subjects, prescribed by
the Department of Science and Art, receive certificates of the second
grade :-- Charles W. Atkins, James Good, Francis J. E. Spring, and
Robert Quick, master of the schooner Rose, was summoned by
Constable Maher, for having on the previous night, about
12 o'clock, fired a shot on board that vessel, which lies of
Patrick's Quay. The constable, in reply to the bench stated
that the accused was drunk.
Quick said that he only fired off a blank cartridge for the
purpose of preventing thieves prowling about and coming on
board. Mr. Hayes for the accused urged, that as he was only
intoxicated on board his own vessel, it was no offense according
to the law. The bench concurred, but said that the gun ought
to have been registered when the vessel arrived in port from
Mr. Hayes said that that was perfectly right in strict point
of the law, but then the ship was only in port a few days, and
the captain was putting out to sea again. The bench imposed a
rule of bail, viz. -- the accused in £20, the gun to be
retained until regularly registered.
RECORDER'S COURT -- Yesterday.
The Recorder sat yesterday for the disposal of criminal business.
Mr. P. O'Connell applied for a postponement in the case of Hannah Ahern,
who is charged with the larceny of £18, and a quantity of clothing, the
property of Bernard Sheehan, on the ground that the Crown were not ready
to go on with the case. Mr. J. T. O'Connell, for the prisoner, resisted
the application, as the accused was a long time in custody. The Recorder
granted the application, and the case stood adjourned until that day
fortnight, his worship observing that his sitting would then be determined
by the duration of the Special Commission.
The following petty jury was then sworn :-- W. Cahill, P. Casey, M. Crofts,
H. Fitzgerald, T. J. Galvin, J. Hayes, C. Wallis, J. Fitzgerald,
J. Callaghan, J. Mulcahy, W. Fitzgerald, J. Burchill, and M. Glynn.
Mr. P. O'Connell prosecuted as Sessional Crown Solicitor. Michael
Calhissy was indicted for larceny of an anvil, the property of a smith
named Patrick Enright. He was indicted on a second count for receiving
the same, knowing it to be stolen. The prisoner pleaded not guilty.
Mr. Magennis defended. The jury found the prisoner guilty on the
second count. Sentence deferred for a week.
Mr. P. O'Connell applied for release in the case of a prisoner named
Harrington, a bailiff employed by the Court of Conscience, who was charged
with embezzlement, as the Crown did not think it necessary to send up a
bill to the Grand Jury. It appeared that the prisoner got a sum of
£1 13s. for a party, under a decree, and paid £1 out of it, promising to
give the balance after. After having been repeatedly summoned, a criminal
information for embezzlement was sworn against him last Christmas when he
immediately paid the balance, and the party who got the decree was
perfectly satisfied. Mr. Hayes appeared for the prisoner, who was
Jeremiah Cronin was convicted of the larceny of £14 from the person of a
farmer named James Twohig. Sentence deferred.
RECORDER'S COURT — Yesterday.
The Recorder sat yesterday for the disposal of criminal business.
Mr. P. O'Connell applied for a postponement in the case of
Hannah Ahern, who is charged with the larceny of £18, and a
quantity of clothing, the property of Bernard Sheehan, on the
ground that the Crown were not ready to go on with the case.
Mr. J. T. O'Connell, for the prisoner, resisted the application,
as the accused was a long time in custody. The Recorder granted
the application, and the case stood adjourned until that day
fortnight, his worship observing that his sitting would then
be determined by the duration of the Special Commission.
-- The Cork Examiner, 27 May 1867
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT
An accident occurred on Friday evening at the Mallow
Junction, by which a man named John Fitzpatrick lost
his life. The unfortunate man, who was advanced in
years, and had been for a long time a sort of hanger
on at the station where he took parcels, luggage, &c.,
for passengers arriving at Mallow, was going into one
of the engine sheds, whence a locomotive happened to
be issuing at the time. The engineer did not notice
deceased, who being, it is supposed, somewhat stupid
and inactive, was struck by the buffer and knocked
down, the engine wheels passing over his body. The
poor man was killed on the spot and presented a shocking
spectacle. The death was purely accidental and solely
the result of the carelessness of the deceased.
DISCHARGE OF AN ALLEGED FENIAN
Since the outbreak in March last, the discharges on bail of
prisoners confined in Mountjoy Prison under the Habeus Corpus
Suspension Act, have been very few. Previous to that month,
the steamer leaving Queenstown for America every week, took
regularly batches of threes and fours discharged "suspects,"
but since then not a single one has been released till last
week. A young man named Iriwn, who had been confined in the
county gaol, when the Habeus Corpus Act was first suspended,
and subsequently removed to Mountjoy Prison, was discharged
on bail on Monday last, having been imprisoned for nearly 12
months, the conditions of his release being that he should
leave the country. Accordingly, he arrived in Queenstown on
last Thursday, but not being able to get a passage till
Saturday, he did not go away till that day. Irwin is a
brother of Mrs. O'Donovan (Rossa).
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