|ARRIVAL OF A DERELICT SHIP IN THE HARBOUR|
|THE British barque Ibis, bound from Benin, on the West Coast of Africa, to this port for orders, arrived in the harbour on Saturday with a prize crew on board. She was fallen in with by the barque Mary Cook, of Montrose, Captain Orkney, bound to the Channel for orders, from Monte Video, on Dec. 17th, in lat. 46.38 North, and 14.21 West, abandoned, which vessel put a prize crew on board. Mr. Gore, the chief mate of the Mary Cook, who came in charge of the Ibis, states that about noon on the date and position named they observed a brigantine [sic] on their port bow, and from her movements they anticipated that all was not right with the vessel. They bore down on her, launched a boat and boarded her, when they found she was abandoned, and all her sails blown to pieces, but otherwise the vessel appeared intact. They discovered by the name on the stern that she was called the Ibis, of Liverpool, and was laden with palm oil. Mr. Gore, by whom she was boarded, returned to his vessel and reported the position of affairs to the master, Captain Orkney, at the same time expressing his willingness to take charged of the derelict, if any of the crew would volunteer to accompany him, and endeavour to bring her on to Queenstown. After a consultation, Captain Orkney decided to let him go, and three of the crew having volunteered to risk the danger with him, they bravely undertook the task. Having temporarily repaired the sails, which were in a wretched condition, with the ship's awnings, which they found on board, they steered for this port, where they arrived safely on Saturday. Their own ship also arrived at Falmouth, all well, last week, and the former crew of the Ibis were landed at Gravesend some days since by the Norwegian barque Alert, which took them off some days previous to the date of her being fallen in with by the Mary Cook.|
SOUP KITCHEN FOR THE POOR.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER
| DEAR SIR,I am happy to be able to acquaint you that my letter relative to providing a soup kitchen for the poor, which appeared in your columns this morning, has met with a very ready response. I have already got eight subscribers at £5 each, and hope to have a few more by Monday, and to have the necessary means and be in full working order in a few days. A list of subscribers and committee will be published in due course, and it would greatly facilitate matters if parties intending to contribute would kindly send in their names without delay. Faithfully yours,|
|BARRY J. SHEEHAN, |
| 88, Patrick-street, 28th Dec., 1878.|
THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER ON THE DISTRESS IN ENGLAND.
| Preaching at Ecclesta yesterday the Bishop of Manchester, referring to the prevalent distress, said, that nations as well as individuals had to suffer for their sins. We were now passing through a severe discipline, which properly affected all classes, for all classes needed it. Instead of doing what was right and acting upon principles that would restore confidence, men merely muttered prayers, forgetting that the prayers of the wicked are an abomination. Intemperance, dishonesty, falsehood, luxury, and licentiousness were the causes of decline and ruin of nations, and might be of ours.|
THE DISTRESS IN SHEFFIELDLETTER FROM FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE.
| The relief fund for the distressed working people at Sheffield now amounts to nearly £7,000. Amongst the sums received by the Mayor on Saturday was one of £25 from Florence Nightingale, who sent also the following letter :|
|London, Christmas Day. |
| SIR,Grieved to the very heart for the sufferings of Sheffield, my dear, and if not native place, yet a place where my father's father and mother lived and died, may I send you a poor little sum of £25, wishing it were twenty times as much, and hoping to be allowed to repeat it for your relief fund. Might I ask that it should be applied to providing work for the poor mothers' work which, I know has been well organised ; and if I might breathe a hope, as earnest as that which trusts that Sheffield will be tided over these sad, sad times, it would be that her men might learn from these a lesson of prudence and manly self-control, and when good times come again, as pray God they may, they will use their higher wages so as to become capital instead of waste. Though this is a dreary Christmas, that God may shower his best Christmas blessings upon Sheffield, among which are thrift and self-help, and upon your wise and vigorous efforts to help her is the earnest prayer of your and her ever faithful servant,|
|FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE. |
|SUDDEN DEATH IN THE CITY.Mrs. Margaret Rahilly, aged fifty years, residing in Water lane, died suddenly at one o'clock on Saturday. She did not complain of any illness in the morning, but after dinner she got a fit, and before medical aid could be summoned, expired.|
|NORTH INFIRMARY.The woman, Butler, the surviving sufferer from the recent melancholy accident in Kyrl-street, is progressing favourably. A young man named Fitzpatrick, stated to be a hair-dresser, was admitted to the Infirmary yesterday, and treated for a very bad cut on the head. On Christmas Day, Fitzpatrick went to a lodging-house in Curtis's-lane, where he remained till yesterday, when he was too ill to leave his bed. The wound was bleeding, and the proprietor of the lodging-house having informed the police of the fact they removed the unfortunate man to the infirmary. It appears he has not been very temperate for some time past, and on Christmas eve he had a fight with another man. It is surmised that in the struggle Fitzpatrick fell and cut his head.|
|THE BRIDEWELL.There were about thirty persons in the bridewell last night. The charge in the majority of the cases being drunkenness. One old woman was charged with stealing porter from a publick house in Duncan- street.|
|OUTWARD MAILS.The Cunard Royal Mail steamer Batavia arrived in the harbour yesterday from Liverpool. Having embarked at Liverpool 236 bags of mails, and 147 at Queenstown, she proceeded for New York, all well. Among the passengers who embarked at Queenstown were the Hon. Mrs. Paget and attendants.|
|THE PRINCESS ROYAL DISASTER.It was rumoured at Queenstown yesterday that the body of one of the crew of the Princess Royal had been washed ashore at Fort Carlisle yesterday morning. The vessel is now completely broken up.|
|POACHING ON THE OUBEG.Five men were summoned to the Castletownroche Petty Sessions, on Thursday, at the suit of the Blackwater Fishery Conservators, for illegally taking salmon on the Oubeg, a tributary of the Blackwater, by gaffing in the shallows. Mr. Slattery, solr., Lismore, represented the Conservators, and the defendants were also professionally assisted. Evidence was produced to show that some of the defendants used the gaff, amongst whom was a sexagenarian named Higgins, whilst the others watched and aided. The poachers were all residents of Castletownroche, and the breech of the Conservancy laws was committed within view of the old feudal stronghold. The adjudicating magistrates, Messrs. R. Eaton, R.M., and G. Byrne, considered the charge fully proved against the accused, and imposed the minimum penalty of £20, or £4 each, with costs, remarking that £10 each would be the maximum penalty. Mr. Slattery observed that it remained for the defendants to memorial the Conservators for a reduction of the fines.Fermoy Correspondent|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Friday |
| The Chamber of Commerce of this city has requested the Dominion Board of Trade to urge the United States Government to repeal the duty on lobster cans, claiming that this imposition is an infringement of the stipulations of the Treaty of Washington.||
| MURDER OF THREE CONSTABLES.The last Australian mail brings intelligence of the murder of three Irish police- constables, named Scanlan, Lanigan, and Fitzgerald, by bushrangers. As the deceased and a companion, named M'Intyre, were on a journey undertaken for the capture of a notorious ruffian named Kelly they were met by a party of four men (of whom Kelly and his brother are supposed to have been members) who called on them to surrender. As the policemen showed a disposition to fight they were fired on. Scanlan and Lanigan were killed at the first discharge, M'Intyre, who was unarmed, fled on horseback and escaped, and Fitzgerald, who might have saved himself in the same way, stood his ground, maintaining a desperate fight, but was ultimately overcome and killed. The murderers had not been captured when the mail left.|
|YACHTING.The s.s. Yacht Lady Eliza, the property of Lord Midleton, put into the harbour for coal. She is bound for the Mediterranean and will sail hence when the weather moderates.|
THE LATE SIR WM. HAYTER.
| An inquest was held at South Hill Park, Bracknell, on Saturday, on the remains of Sir William Goodenough Hayter, late Conservative Whip, who was found drowned in a lake on his estate. James Dougal, land steward, stated he received a message on Thursday from Lady Hayter, announcing that the deceased was missing, and immediately instituted a search for him, and after about two hours they discovered him lying, face downwards, in a shallow part of the lake near the house. The last time witness saw Sir William alive was at nine o'clock that morning, when on being asked how he was, he replied very poorly, indeed, and then pressing his hands to his head, said, I feel I shall go distracted. Dr. Orange, medical superintendent of Broadmoor asylum, said he had known deceased for the last fifteen years. Up to a short time since he was able to take part in public duties. When cold weather commenced the vital energy of deceased failed, and his spirits were depressed ; he also suffered from headache and giddiness ; he last saw deceased alive on the 22nd inst., and he then spoke on general topics, but complained about his head and want of spirits. He viewed the body of deceased soon after its recovery on Thursday, and had no doubt but that death was due to drowning. In reply to Lord Arthur Hill, foreman of the jury, witness said deceased might have fallen into the water during a giddy fit. The jury returned a verdict of found drowned, appending a rider that there was insufficient evidence to show how deceased got into the position in which he was found.|
| GENERAL GRANT.General U. S. Grant, the ex-President of the United States, proposes, we are informed, to visit Ireland. The General, who is now in Paris, hopes to arrive in London on the 2nd of January, and leave for Dublin the succeeding morning. It is thought that he will be accompanied by General Noyes, the American Minister to France, and Mr. Walsh, the American Minister to Great Britain. The General will visit Dublin, Belfast, Londonderry, Cork, and the principal points in Ireland. On his return he will embark from Villefranche for India on board the American man-of-war Richmond. President Hayes has placed the Richmond, the flagship of the United States Pacific Squadron, at the disposal of General Grant. The Richmond will fly the pennant of Rear-Admiral Patterson, and is now on her way from the United States to Villefranche to meet General Grant. After visiting India the ex-President proposes visiting Java, China, Japan, and possibly Australia and New Zealand. He hopes to return to the United States by the way of San Francisco some time during the ensuing summer. It was the intention of General Grant to have embarked for the United States from Queenstown, and to have made the Irish trip to conclusion of his visit to Europe. The offer of the Richmond for the trip to India, however, has led to a change in General Grant's plans, and he will visit Ireland next week.|
KILLED ON A RAILWAY.
| A master-printer, of Bristol, named Thomas Jenkins, met with a frightful death at the Montpelier station of the Clifton Extension Railway. On Saturday night he had walked in from the country to see a friend off by the nine o'clock train, and followed the common but dangerous practice of shaking hands as the train moved out of the station. He was caught by one of the carriages, knocked down, and rolling on to the metals was so dreadfully injured that death was instantaneous. He was a married man with a family.|
CHARGE OF FORGERY AGAINST A LIVERPOOL MERCHANT.
| On Saturday, George Hargreave, a Liverpool merchant, was committed to the assizes on a charge of forging a bill of acceptance for one thousand pounds. The prisoner, who is eighty years of age, was admitted to bail, the amount of which was two thousand pounds.|
| ELECTRICITY AS A MOTIVE POWER.In the course of a lecture on electricity delivered by Mr. Gerard Finch, M.A., in connexion with the Wigan Mining and Mechanical School last week, a novel illustration was given of electricity performing mechanical work. A saw bench was placed on a platform connected with a Siemens's dynamic-electric machine, which in its turn was connected by wires with the machine outside the hall used for producing the electric light during the lecture. On the electricity being communicated the saw was set in motion, and timber up to 5in. in thickness was cut into strips. Lord Lindsay, M.P., F.R.S., and President of the Royal Astronomical Society, was in the chair, and among the audience was a large number of the leading colliery proprietors of the district. The latter, our Wigan correspondent states, are inclined to test the practicability of working coal cutting machines and other underground machinery by electricity. At present compressed air is the only power that can be used for driving these machines without interfering with the ventilation of the workings. Electricity is said to produce equal effect at considerably less cost. It can also be conducted cheaply and easily to any part of the mine by means of wires.|
| CINDERELLA'S SLIPPER.It is curious to learn that the glass slipper in Cinderella, of which from our youth upwards we never questioned the authenticity, though well aware that no one who was not a protegee of fairies would think of dancing in such an article, was not part of the original story, but has been due to a misunderstanding of a word used in the French version of the tale. The slipper, we have been told by a writer in the Sunday Times, supported by Littre's Dictionary, was originally a slipper trimmed with a particular kind of rare fur, called in French, vair,the fur of a creature of the weasel kind. But this fur not being known to ordinary French story-tellers, they spoke of a pantioufie de verrea glass slipper,by a sort of unconscious pun. Certainly the new reading is far more creditable to the sagacity of Cinderella's godmother, as a purveyor of comfortable clothes ; for whatever magic power the glass slippers might have had of surviving a dance, it is impossible that they would have been comfortable to the feet, and must have resulted in all probability in serious corns.|
|ALL Persons indebted to Doctor Phillip Barry, of Mallow, are requested to pay National Bank, Mallow.
Dated December 27, 1878.
TO GENTLEMEN FARMERS
|AN Unmarried Man, who has had much experience in caring Milch Cows, and in the rearing and feeding of calves and pigs, wants a Situation where his services may be required. Advertiser can himself milk Cows, and is a first-class Butter Maker. Address to
Ballybunion Post Office,