The Cork Examiner, 12 January 1878
   REV. T. WALSH, P.P. CONNA.—A meeting of the late parishioners of Father Walsh was held at Dungourney on Wednesday, for the purpose of marking their appreciation of his great services, while acting as their parish priest. On the motion of Mr. Thomas Garde, Castlemartyr, seconded by Mr. Aherne, Dungourney, the chair was taken amid loud applause by Mr. John Ronayne, Donoughmore, Mr. T. Power Lynch acting as hon. secretary. The object for which the meeting was convened having been stated, a committee was formed to carry it out, and the following resolutions, being duly proposed and seconded, were carried with acclamation :—“Resolved,—1. That our late parish priest, Rev. Thomas Walsh, being eminently entitled to our respect and esteem, we direct our committee to make arrangements to draw up an appropriate address, embodying our feelings, for presentation to him.” “Resolved,—2. That we are of the opinion that a subscription list should be immediately opened, with the view of raising a fund to enable us to present our late worthy pastor with a suitable testimonial.” Acting practically up to the spirit of this latter resolution, treasurers were appointed. For Mogeela, Mr. Thomas Garde ; for Dungourney, Mr. William Aherne ; for Clonmult, Mr. David W. Lynch. Contributions were received from those present, which reached a handsome sum, and district collectors were appointed to take the subscriptions of those who were unable to attend the meeting. Some business of a routine nature having been transacted, a vote of thanks to the chairman for his dignified conducting in the chair brought the proceedings to a close.—Correspondent.

   POLICE OFFICE.—The presiding magistrates yesterday were— Messrs. J. S. Macleod, R.M. and W. L. Perrier. Sarah Twohig was sent for trial before the Recorder for having stolen 6s. from a boy named Corbett Suffrin. —Adjourned.

   QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS.—At these Sessions, held yesterday, before Messrs. W. E. Gumbleton (chairman), W. D. Seymour, J. N. Beamish, and W. R. Starkie, R.M., John Livingstone was sent to gaol for one month for having stabbed a man named Jeremiah Haly in the cheek. The other cases before the court were of no public interest.
   QUEENSTOWN TOWN COMMISSIONERS.—The usual weekly meeting of the Road Committee was held yesterday. Mr. J. W. Scott, chairman, presided, and there were also present—Messrs. E. Farrell, S. O'Donovan, and P. O'Callaghan. The ordinary routine business having been disposed of, a requisition signed by six of the Commissioners was passed calling for a special meeting to be held next Friday for the purpose of considering the advisability of the extension of the present graveyard, and all persons interested were invited to attend.—Adjourned.
COUNTRY visitors will have an opportunity to-day of enjoying a Grand Morning Performance of Balfe's Favourite Opera, “Bohemian Girl.” On this Evening, Sir Julius Benedict's Opera, “The Lily of Killarney.” On next Monday Evening, January 14th, Verdi's Tragic Opera, “Il Trovatore,” and on Tuesday Evening next, first production in Cork of Rossini's Grand Comic Opera, “Cinderella.” The full particulars will be found in our advertising columns.

   MEETING AT THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS.—Mr. Edmund Jones, of London, President of the Working Men's National League, addressed a meeting at the Assembly Rooms, South Mall, on Thursday night, in favour of the repeal of Acts passed in 1866 and 1869, which he contended were immoral and unjust. There was a considerable number of respectable citizens present, including the following :—Mr. Henry Richardson (in the chair), Rev. Mr. Fox, Rev. Mr. Kerr, Rev. Mr. Powell, Messrs. Perrott, J.P., Swanton, J.P., Grubb, Wm. Wright, Beale, Newsom, Thomas Wright, J. Banks, T.C., Wm. Perrott, Russell Martin, Corker, Newsom [sic], Addey, &c. The proceedings were of a noisy character owing to the presence of a considerable number of young men who behaved in a disorderly manner. Towards the end of the meeting, when the Rev. Mr. Kerr and Mr. Banks spoke, the unruly members of the meeting made a rush for the platform, and much confusion occurred. The room was finally cleared. The resolutions proposed at the meeting were of the usual character.

   CORK SKATING RINK.—By kind permission of the Colonel and Officers of the 18th Regiment, the splendid band will play at the Rink this afternoon from 3¾ to 5½ o'clock for the public.

   INQUEST AT CASTLEMARTYR.—Mr. Coroner Rice held an inquest yesterday on the body of a young lad named Power, who lost his life at a goaling match, near Castlemartyr, on last Sunday. It appears that a match of four a side was being played by young lads, when the deceased objected to another boy named Ahern playing, whereupon a dispute arose, and on the deceased boy taking up a stone, the former struck him with a hurley on the left ear. The boy Ahern assisted in taking him from the ground. The coroner directed the jury to find a verdict of manslaughter, which was done. The deceased was about 15 years, and Ahern 17 years of age.
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The Cork Examiner, 15 January 1878
   INQUEST AT THE MORGUE.—Mr. A. Blake held an inquest yesterday on the body of a decent farmer named John Burgess, who met his death in a very melancholy and suspicious manner. From the evidence at the inquest it appeared that the deceased man came up to Cork a few days before Christmas for the purpose of transacting some business. His relatives in Mallow never saw him alive afterwards. A man named Shea deposed that on Tuesday morning, about eight o'clock, he saw a body floating in the river Lee, at Tivoli. He got out his brother's boat, and he brought the body ashore. Constable Brennan deposed that he received the body from Shea and found in one of the vest-pockets a sum of £4 18s. 6d. A publican named Burns deposed that the deceased was at his (Burns's) house at four o'clock on the Monday before Christmas, and that he had a glass of punch there. He left the house with the intention of going to Mallow by the 5.30 train. Witness never saw him alive afterwards. Dr. O'Keeffe deposed to having examined the body ; he found no external marks of violence on it. He was of opinion that the deceased was drowned. A verdict in accordance with the above testimony was returned, the jury expressing a hope that Shea, whose conduct they praised, would get the £10 offered for the body.

   AMATEUR THEATRICALS AT GLENBROOK.—The above will take place at the Clubhouse on tomorrow evening, and not this evening as stated in our issue of yesterday. A special train will leave Passage for Blackrock and Cork at a quarter past ten o'clock.

   A RUNAWAY.—John Crowley, one of the Greenmount Industrial School boys, was arrested in George's street yesterday evening and lodged in bridewell. He will be brought before the magistrates at the Police Office this morning.

   POLICE OFFICE.—The presiding magistrates yesterday were the Mayor and Mr. M. Honan. The cases before the court were destitute of interest.
   WEEKLY SALE OF FAT CATTLE AND SHEEP.—Messrs. Marsh & Son held their usual sale of above on yesterday. There was a spirited competition and a fair supply of cattle, but not equal to the demand. Sheep sold from 45s. to 57s. 6d. ; cattle from £15 5s. to £24 15s.

   CORRECTION.—In our report of the Borough Quarter Sessions on Saturday, it was stated that the application of Mr. J. J. O'Keeffe, 29, South Main Street, for a transfer of license from Mr. George Noble of same house, was suspended. This was inaccurate, as the application was granted.

   INQUEST.—Mr. Bryan Gallwey, coroner, held an inquest yesterday on the body of Thomas Cashman, a quay labourer. It appeared from the evidence that deceased was a very industrious and sober man, that on last Friday he buried his wife, and on Sunday morning last went to the eight o'clock Mass, south chapel, for the purpose of attending to his religious duties, and that when returning home, through Nicholas-street, he dropped and expired almost immediately. The jury returned a verdict that death was caused by disease of the heart.

   Yesterday morning Messrs. O'Brien, Chambers, Davitt and M'Carthy paid a formal visit to Mr. O'Connor Power at that gentleman's private lodgings, Molesworth-street. They were accompanied by Messrs. M. Collins, J. Ryan, and M. Collins, jun. The men thanked the hon. gentleman for his unceasing exertions in their behalf, and withdrew after a brief interval. They next called upon Mr. Richard Pigott of the Irishman newspaper, at the office Lower Abbey-street, and spent some time with that gentleman.
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The Cork Examiner, 16 January 1878
Killorglin, 8th January, 1878.    
MADAM,—I beg to express the great regret which I feel for having used defamatory and highly improper language towards you and your family in relation to your business in Killorglin, and to assure you that the disrespectful language I made us of was the result of the excitement and passion under which I laboured at the time.
   I now unreservedly withdraw anything I said offensive to you or your family, and apologise as strongly as I can for having done so, and I now state that there was not the slightest foundation in fact for the improper language I was so unfortunate as to give utterance to, and I fully retract anything I said which might hurt your feelings, or in any way reflect on the high character you justly hold for honesty and respectability.
   I am willing to make every reparation in my power for the wrong that I have done, and I authorize you to publish this apology in a newspaper if you should think it proper to do so, and I hereby offer to pay any costs you may have incurred in connection with this matter.
   I am, Madam, your obedient servant,
THOMAS SUGRUE, Killorglin.    

   DUIGNAN—Jan. 2, at 2, Church-street, Dublin, the wife of Matthew Duignan, merchant, of a daughter.
   O'BRIEN—Jan. 2, at 12, Longwood-avenue, Dublin, the wife of Mr. C. O'Brien, of a daughter.

   M'SWEENEY—CLEARY—On Sunday, the 13th inst., at the Roman Catholic Church, Martinstown, Ballinavane, James M'Sweeney, son of Daniel M'Sweeney, Esq., of Bandon, to Mary Ann, second daughter of Patrick Cleary, Esq., Balline House, near Kilmallock.
   BARRY—MAHONY—At Kenmare, on Tuesday, the 15th instant, by the Ven, Archdeacon Higgins, P.P., V.G., assisted by the Rev. Fathers O'Riordan and Neligan, Richard James, son of David Barry, Esq., Clerk, to Mary, eldest daughter of Daniel Mahony, Esq., Kenmare.
   BARLOW— WHITE—Jan. 8, at the Church of Our Lady and All Saints, Stourbridge, John B[?]ow, Esq., of Old Swinford, Stourbridge, to Kate, second daughter of Mr. Robert White, late of her Majesty's Customs, Liverpool.
   LAWLESS—ENNIS—Jan. 9, at Moyglass Church, Ferns, Thomas Lawless, Esq., Officer of her Majesty's Inland Revenue, Ferns, to Kate Mary, eldest daughter of the late Bryan Ennis, Granesk, co. Wexford.

   COGHLAN—Jan. 11, at Killarney, Mary, eldest daughter of the late Denis Coghlan.
   NASH—On the 13th inst., at his residence, Ballycarty, Tralee, Charles Ferguson Nash, Esq., aged 67 years.
   REILLY—On the 13th inst., at Springmount House, Riverstown, Catherine, relict of the late Thomas Reilly. Funeral to leave for Brooklodge, on this day (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock. “Blessed are the dead which lie in the Lord.”
   MURPHY—On the 15th instant, Mrs. Daniel Murphy, late of Clashmartin, near Ballincollig, at the residence of her son-in-law, Patrick Ahern, 27 Watercourse Road, aged, 94 years. Funeral will leave St. Patrick's Church at 10 o'clock, on Thursday morning, the 17th instant, for the Botanic Gardens.—R.I.P.
   BARRY—On the 15th instant, at the residence of his brother-in-law, J. Mintern, of Greenmount, Stephen Barry, after a short illness, deeply and deservedly regretted. Funeral will leave Greenmount at 2.30 on Thursday, for St. Joseph's Cemetery.—R.I.P.
   DOHERTY—Jan. 12, at 54, Upper Mount-street, Dublin, Margaret, the widow of Bernard Doherty, Esq., of Buncrana.
   KEHOE—Jan. 13, at his residence, 20, South East-street, Dublin, Patrick Kehoe, Esq.
   LEWIS—Jan. 12, at Haddington House, Kingstown, William Lewis, Solicitor, late Clerk of the Crown for the co. Kildare.

HAS resumed giving Lessons, and has some Vacancies for Pupils at present.
(Opposite the Rink.)

THANKS.—Mr. John Varian, Monkstown, Cork, thankfully acknowledges the receipt of £3 from Rev. P. G. F., County Waterford, as Restitution Money.
   Earl Derby passed a more favourable night and is quieter. Yesterday afternoon his illness originated from a chill.
   Lord Derby's illness has been of a serious character, his lordship having been confined to his bedroom for some days by a violent attack of diarrhoea. Yesterday (Tuesday) he had made a considerable improvement.

   Lord Charles Bruce, half brother of the Marquis of Ailesbury, has consented to become a Liberal candidate for Marlborough, one of the Marquis's sons is expected to stand in the Conservative interest.

   A Lloyd's telegram from Ferrol says that the steamer Anglia, with the Cleopatra in tow left at 7 o'clock yesterday morning. Weather calm and fine.

   The Dublin Gazette contains a proclamation offering £100 reward for the arrest of the person or persons who fired at Mr. Tighe, Bank Manager in Ballina a few weeks ago. The bank also offered £100 reward.

   At Manchester Assizes, yesterday, John Campbell White, surgeon, was indicted for having, at Manchester, on 8th of December, administered noxious drugs to a girl named Ellen Coy, and used instruments, with intent to procure abortion. William Johnson was indicted for aiding and abetting him in the same. Coy was a domestic servant in the employ of Johnson. She was seduced by him in July last, and was subsequently taken by him to a house where she was treated by White. White was House Surgeon at Ancoats Dispensary. They were found guilty and sentenced to five years penal servitude each by Mr. Justice Denman.

   Since Monday thirty-six additional masons have applied for work at ninepence an hour. The masters state their shops will soon be full. Pickets are active, and draw off some country arrivals. There are no signs of the strike ending, though now in its twenty- sixth week, and it is computed to have cost the Strike Committee thirty-two thousand pounds.

   SUICIDE.—Dr. Murphy held an inquest yesterday at Castle-oliver, on the remains of a servant man named Patrick Walsh. It appeared that the deceased became ill last Friday, and on Sunday morning about 4 o'clock he was found sitting on a chair, dressed, being raving from fever at the time. He was induced to go to bed again, but subsequently got out of the house and ran to a pond, where he drowned himself. The servants went in pursuit, but were unable to overtake him. Some hours elapsed before the body was discovered. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased committed suicide while labouring under temporary insanity. Walsh had been in the employment of a farmer named Martin.

   The following gentlemen have been appointed to the Commission of the Peace:—
   COUNTY OF CORK.—Rear-Admiral Henry J. Hillyar, of Queenstown, Cork, C.B.
   BOROUGH OF CLONMEL.—Alexander Boyd, of Main- street, Clonmel, Esq.
   COUNTY OF LIMERICK.—Lord Fermoy, of Rockbarton, Kilmallock.
   COUNTY OF WEXFORD.—John H. Talbot, of Castle Talbot, Blackwater, Gorey, Esq.

Tuesday, January 15.
   Atrossa, 483, Bedford, Mauritius, sugar.
   Errante, 542, Nicolich, New York, wheat.
   J. T. Smith, 396, Parsboro', N.S., deals.
   Bertha, for London ; David, Rio Janeiro ; Maria, Lowestoft ; Guiseppe Caperro, Glasgow.
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The Cork Examiner, 17 January 1878
   The following is a list of the prisoners at present undergoing sentences for offences arising out of political matters, and in favour of whose liberation a resolution was unanimously adopted at the National Conference yesterday:—
   Captain Edward O'Meara Conden ; death, commuted to penal servitude for life ; Portland Convict Prison.
   Patrick Meledy ; death, commuted to penal servitude for life ; Portland Convict Prison.
   Thomas Ahern ; penal servitude for life ; Dartmoor Convict Prison.
   James Clancy ; penal servitude for life ; Portsmouth Convict Prison.
   Edward Kelly ; penal servitude for life ; Spike Island Convict Prison.
   Robert Kelly ; penal servitude for 15 years ; Spike Island Convict Prison.
   John Dillon ; penal servitude for 20 years ; Spike Island Convict Prison.
   Edward O'Connor ; penal servitude for life ; Spike Island Convict Prison.
   At a large meeting of Irishmen, held in Liverpool last night, a resolution was passed, expressing deep sympathy with Sergeant M'Carthy's family in their bereavement, and their belief that his sudden death was due to the brutal treatment he received from Government ; and a further resolution protested against the detention of the remaining prisoners as certain to lead to the same fatal result.

His Honour, R. Ferguson, Q.C., opened the Quarter Sessions for the division of Macroom yesterday.
   The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury—Messrs. Charles Raycroft (foreman), John Manning, Jeremiah Hartnett, M. Twomey, Cornelius Carroll, M. Drummy, Edward Goold, Wm. Kelleher, Jeremiah Murphy, Cornelius Sullivan, Wm. Twohig, D. Buckley, D. Creed, Patk. Drummy, W. J. Kelleher, John Leader, Cornelius Mahony, Daniel Quinn, John M'Sweeny, Matthew Twomey, D. Duggan, Daniel Kelleher and John Lucy.
   His Honour, in addressing them, said that it was a source of great pleasure to him to be able to say that on several occasions, for the last two or three years, they had the lightest possible criminal business to go before them. He might say there was not a single case to go before them on the present occasion, inasmuch as the prisoner did not appear in the one case, so that they might nearly get through the same happy formula of a maiden sessions. Ireland was at present, and had been for sometime, specially peaceful and orderly, but few, if any county, in the British dominions, occupied so high a place, as Macroom, in this respect. Although he should excuse the Sheriff on the present occasion, and though not asking for a pair of white gloves¹, the same state of affairs existed. He hoped they would commence the new year well, and he hoped that at the end of it he would be able to say what he had said that day. The bill would be now sent up to them and they would then be released from their duties.
   The applications for spirit licenses were then considered. . . . .

THE Committee of St. Brigid's Library, Kilworth, thankfully acknowledge the receipt of the following annual Subscriptions, in aid of the Funds of the Institution:—
Jonathan Hopkinson, Esq., per J. B.
Kennedy, Esq., Dublin
Leonard Morrogh, Esq., Dublin 100

THE Lady President and Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fermoy, are sincerely grateful to the following Subscribers, and acknowledge with gratitude their kind contributions.
Mrs. P. Punch, Cork £1000
Mr. John Punch, Fermoy 500
Mr. Thomas Rice, S.C.P. 100
Most Rev. Dr. M'Carthy 100
Rev. Wm. Rice, Adm. 0100
Rev. T. Ferris 0100
Rev. P. J. O'Callaghan 0100
Mrs. Dr. Roche 0100
Miss Casey 0100
Mrs. P. Dunlea 0100
Mrs. M. Dunlea 0100
Mr. Tobin 0100
Mrs. Hayes 050
Miss Ahern 030
Mrs. Ryan 026
Mrs. Barry 026
A Friend 026
A Friend 010
            Mrs. Dr. ROCHE, Lady President.
            Miss FORDE, Secretary
    The Members Subscribe at the Conferences during the year.
    Fermoy, January 16th.

THE REV. MR. M. A. AHERN, Spiritual Director, with sincere gratitude, acknowledges to have received from Mr. P. PUNCH, Cork, through Mr. JOHN PUNCH, Fermoy, the Sum of £20, to be apportioned to both branches of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fermoy.
   The Presbytery, Jan. 16th.

DOUGLAS PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions yesterday, Major Heard, Messrs. H. R. Conron, W. C. Connell and P. Ducrow were the presiding magistrates. Three young lads named O'Keeffe, Herlihy, and M'Auliffe, who had lately been inmates of the Cork Workhouse, were brought up on remand, charged with a grievous assault on James Moloney, another pauper. They had been remanded while Moloney was in hospital. He now attended, and having been sworn, deposed that on the 28th of December he was in a day room of the workhouse when the three prisoners came up to him, struck him repeatedly, knocked him down and then jumped upon him, stating that their reason for doing so was that he had saved a man named Barry from being beaten by some other paupers the previous day. Mr. Conron said that in dealing with the case in its preliminary stage he had been very particular, because Mr. Macleod and he thought Moloney was shamming a good deal. They called on Dr. Wall, and he stated that Moloney was never in danger ; and he did not believe he had been jumped upon, else he would have some marks of it. Constable Duffy said that the House Doctor informed him that Moloney was suffering from inflammation of the lungs, and the first night he saw him in hospital the doctor would not guarantee that he would live till morning. Mr. Conron understood that Moloney was one of the worst characters in the workhouse, and he had great difficulty in believing what he had sworn. Major Heard remarked that that was no reason why the man should be assaulted.—The prisoners were committed for trial.

QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS—YESTERDAY.—At these Sessions, held yesterday before W. E. Gumbleton (chairman), J. N. Beamish, W. D. Seymour, and W. K. Starkie, R.M., Michael Crowley prosecuted two brothers named John and Richard Bailey for an assault committed on him by them. The Bench sentenced John for the offence to one month's imprisonment, and Richard was fined £1 or fourteen days. Head-constable Maher charged a young lad named Flynn with having been drunk. The Constable stated that he found him lying in the water on one of the Admiralty pier slips. Mr. De Watteville, the Flag Lieutenant to the Admiral happened to be passing, and having top boots on, went into the water and brought him out. Flynn was fined 5s. and costs. Some other cases at the suit of the constabulary against a few persons for drunkenness and disorderly conduct were disposed of with the usual penalties. Two of the crew of the schooner Annie Jane were prosecuted by the master, Captain Davis, for refusal of duty. They were ordered to be sent to gaol, but on application of Captain Davis, an order was made to have them sent on board as he required their services. —Adjourned
   Her Majesty's Letters Patent have passed the Great Seal of Ireland, appointing the Right Honourable Rickard Deasy, Third Baron of the Court of Exchequer, to be one of the first ordinary Judges of the Court of Appeal in Ireland.

   The new Court of Appeal sat in the Nisi Prius Court on Tuesday. Lord Justice Christian declined to take his seat with his colleagues, alleging that he could not hear the arguments in the Nisi Prius Court owing to his deafness and the acoustic arrangements. The Lord Justice has resigned his seat as a Bencher of King's Inns, and will, it is said, soon resign his post of judge.

   Sub-Inspector Royse has been transferred from Tullamore to Bantry. 
   Sub-Inspector Sheehan has been transferred from Ballynacargy, County Westmeath, to Tullamore.

   At Manchester Assizes. yesterday, before Justice Denman, George Perrott, 2?, Tramway Car-driver, was indicted for the wilful murder of Florence Galway, at Salford, on the 5th December. Prisoner had cohabited with deceased. Hearing that he was married, she went home to her mother, at Salford, on the night in question. Prisoner met deceased in the street near her home, with her mother, and deliberately shot her in the head with a pistol. She died on December 31st from the effects of the injuries. He was found guilty and sentenced to death in the usual form.
   At the Leeds assizes yesterday, James Donoghue, landlord of the Spinners' Arms, Bradford, was sentenced to death for the murder of Michael Dunn, labourer, on Saturday night, November 3rd.

CORK LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY, ROYAL CORK INSTITUTION.—A lecture will be delivered by Ringrose Atkins, Esq., M.D., Subject: “The Physical Constitution of the Sun” this evening at eight.

A VESSEL ON FIRE AT DUNGARVAN.—At about half-past ten o'clock on Monday night the vessel Thomas, after arriving alongside the quay, was observed to be on fire. She was loaded with a cargo. Those who first noticed the flames were the men on board the steamer Erin, who gave the alarm to porters on the quay, and immediately those on board the vessel, who up to this were not conscious of their danger were alarmed and at once proceeded to seek for means to extinguish the flames. Fortunately the fire as yet was only in the surface and had not penetrated into the timber. Buckets were procured and as plenty of water was around them they lost no time in availing themselves of it, and by very active exertion succeeded in a short time in extinguishing the fire. In anticipation of the fire doing greater damage messengers were sent to the soldiers who keep the fire engine, and others to the hardware merchants around the town for buckets. Mr. Flynn sent some buckets, but by the time they arrived the fire was extinguished. The fire engine also was not needed. When they arrived at the place where the vessel that had been burning lay they were told their services were not required. Part of the woodwork of the cabin was burned, but no further damage was done.—Correspondent.

POLICE OFFICE.—YESTERDAY.—The Mayor and Mr. Macleod, R.M., presided. The dock cases were mostly charges of drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Miss O'Leary, publican, Patrick's Quay, was summoned by Head-constable Cantillon for having, on the evening of the 7th inst., given a sailor who visited her premises such a quantity of drink as made him drunk. Mr. A. Julian appeared for the defendant. It appeared from the evidence for the prosecution that the sailor was found by police lying drunk on the quay, and when called on to account for his condition stated that he had taken only two pints of porter before he went into the defendant's house, and that he drank seven pints in the house, which made him so drunk that after he had gone a little distance from the house he fell and was unable to rise. He had some money in his possession when he entered the publichouse, but had none when the police found him. For the defence, Miss O'Leary, her servant, and two men who were in the house on the occasion were examined, and the general tendency of their evidence was that the drunken man had exaggerated the quantity of drink he got in the defendant's house, that he was not drunk when he left the premises, and that he was thought to have entered another public-house after he left Miss O'Leary's. The Mayor, in announcing the decision of the Bench, said they would give the defendant the benefit of the doubt, and it was merely a doubt, because, although four witnesses had been examined to contradict the principal witness for the prosecution, the latter could have no earthly object in procuring a conviction against the defendant. Still, they did not like to brand those four witnesses altogether as perjurers in that court. They would strongly advise the defendant to take care for the future not to be brought up again . . .

   ACCORDING to a telegram received here last evening, a farmer named Patrick Callaghan, about 70 years of age, was found murdered on the public road near Crusheen police barrack, about one o'clock, yesterday. The crime is supposed to have arisen out of a family dispute. A man named Patrick M'Namara has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the offence.
   H. M. GUNBOAT ORWELL.—A correspondent of the Western Morning News writes from Tivoli, County Cork :—“The gunboat Orwell is again occupying her old berth opposite Blackrock, River Lee, so I suppose the pressure brought to bear by the River Lee Conservators on the Irish Government, and thence on the Admiralty, has again been successful, and the unfortunate officers and crew are again condemned for two or three months to hunting salmon poachers. From all accounts the naval commander-in-chief, a thorough sportsman, but a sailor first, is naturally annoyed at having to order his men to become game-keepers, more especially when the service could be just as efficiently performed, or perhaps more so, by three or four water bailiffs, were the Conservators liberal enough to employ them. The country seems overrun at present with sailors in miniature, the boys from your training system ; they look well fed, well dressed, and happy, and present a marked contrast to their less favoured brothers. The restrictions (I hear they actually exist) on receiving Irish boys into the Navy constitute, I think, a real grievance, and should be removed. The very contrast mentioned above should be a proof of such necessity.”

   MYSTERIOUS ATTACK ON A FARMER IN CARDIGANSHIRE. —At the Swansea Assizes, on Tuesday, Mr. Justice Lush, in disposing of the charge of attempted murder against a man named Stephen Jones, which had occupied the court since Saturday morning, said the case was, in many respects, one of the most mysterious and remarkable that had come before him in the course of his long experience. On the 7th November last, John Griffiths, farmer, of Carricket, Cardiganshire, attended Talsdon Fair, and returned home about seven o'clock. While sitting with his wife and daughter in the kitchen after supper they heard the front door opened and locked on the inside and then a pistol fired in the passage. The women made their escape through the back door, and Griffiths attempted to fasten the kitchen door against the intruder, but failed. Then there came into the kitchen a man naked to the waist, with a pair of white drawers on, and two bandages around his head and chin so arranged as to effectually conceal his features. Without saying a word he assaulted the farmer with a sharp instrument like a billhook, cut him fearfully about the head, and, leaving him for dead, made off, leaving no trace of his identity, and no clue as to his motive. The whole country side was alarmed, and the police apprehended several men, who were at once discharged. At length Stephen Jones, an unmarried farmer, aged 39, and a near neighbour to the injured man, was suspected and put upon his trial. For the prosecution no motive could be proved as against the prisoner, and for the defence the alibi set up was not beyond doubt, while there were several little circumstances connected with the prisoner's movements on the night of the attempted murder which, to say the least, were unusual. The jury were locked up from Saturday evening until Monday, and eventually Stephen Jones was discharged. The assizes concluded last evening.
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The Cork Examiner, 18 January 1878
   CORK FARMERS' CLUB.—A meeting of the above club was held yesterday. Mr. D. J. Riordan in the chair. Others present—Alderman J. Jones, Messrs. J. M'Donald, J. M'Auliffe, Garrett Russell, T. Donoghue, M. Aherne, D. Dill, S. Preston, M. Harrington, E. Farrell, D. Cotter, J. Baggott. Seven applications were read from persons desirous of obtaining the appointment of secretary to the club. The club decided not to entertain the applications till the next monthly meeting. The chairman announced that he had received several subscriptions for the ploughing match. Mr. Bateman had promised to lend a field, but the arrangements were not finally settled yet. Having transacted some routine business the meeting adjourned.
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The Cork Examiner, 19 January 1878
(Before Mr. D. R. Kane, Q.C., Judge of County Court and Recorder of the City of Cork.)
The hearing of the remaining criminal business was proceeded with on Thursday.
   A farmer named Lynch and his servant man, named Fitzgerald, were placed in the dock, charged with stealing from two women of the farming class, named Aherne (mother and daughter), a basket containing groceries and two bottles of whiskey, on the night of the 18th Oct. last.
   Mr. T. Rice, S.C.P., appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. C. O'Sullivan for the defence.
   The evidence of the woman went to show that on the night in question they were returning from Youghal, and at a cross near Killeagh they saw the prisoners standing ; whilst guiding their horse around a sharp curve at this cross their basket containing whiskey and groceries was abstracted. They missed it immediately, tracked theaccused to their dwelling who, on being charged with the theft, offered to restore and make good the missing property. They conducted complainants to a pigstye in a farmer's yard near the cross, and produced therefrom the basket empty. The younger woman entered the abode of the “unclean” animal, and found the missing whiskey. The husband of the latter, subsequently, was told by the accused that the missing groceries would be paid for. The constabulary at Killeagh having been apprised, the prosecution was brought. One of the accused laughed and sneered throughout the hearing of the case, and the Crown Prosecutor remarked that incarceration in Cork gaol would change his disposition.
   On the jury bringing in a verdict of guilty, they were sentenced to four months' imprisonment each, the good character of the man Lynch received from the constabulary not affecting his punishment.
   A man named Laude surrendered himself to the court to stand trial for assaulting, some time since, a bailiff in the town of Kilworth, when the latter went to distrain the property of the man, Laude.
   The authorities not being prepared to proceed in the case, the accused was allowed out on his own recognizances to appear for trial at the Quarter Sessions at Midleon.
   The sentences on the convicted criminals were then pronounced.
   Michael D'Arcy, private in the 1st bat. Rifle Brigade, conicted the previous day of stealing a watch from Mr. Gumbleton, at the dead of night, at Corrin Mountain, last month, was sentenced to a term of three months' imprisonment from the date of committal.
   The woman Snow, found guilty of stealing a shawl, the property of Mr. Mayne, Sub-Inspector, Cork, from his residence on the Strand, Youghal, was apportioned a term of two months' imprisonment, with solitary confinement for the last week of the term.
   IMMENSE TAKE OF SALMON.—The fishermen employed by the Right Hon. Lord Headley, who has rented the salmon fisheries on the lower lake from the Right Hon. the Earl of Kenmare, netted within the last few days, in one haul, no less than 33 splendid salmon. The fishery on this part of the lake promises to be successful during the remainder of the season.

   MYSTERIOUS OCCURRENCE.—Yesterday afternoon, a servant-man came into town with a horse and car for a coffin, which had been ordered for Mr. John Ryan, P.L.G., Ballyadam, who had died the previous day. The coffin was procured, and taken away, but the servant man not having arrived at the residence of his late master in due time, a search was made, and it resulted in the finding of the coffin on the road, a short distance from the house, both the sides being broken, and having on them, it is stated, blood stains. The driver, horse and car, could not be anywhere found, nor has any trace of them been yet obtained. The coffin was returned to the maker in Limerick, and a new one supplied.

Tralee, Friday Evening.    
   COUNTY KERRY PLOUGHING SOCIETY.—The ploughing match, under the auspices of the above society, will be held on the farm of Mr. Florence O'Sullivan, at Ballybronan, near Ardfert, on Thursday, the 7th of February next, and not “on Thursday next,” as erroneously stated in the report of the proceedings at O'Dorney yesterday, published in this day's Examiner.
   THE WEATHER.—The weather has been very fine for the past few days. Last night we had a very light frost.
   THE O'DONOGHUE, M.P.—The O'Donoghue, M.P., is expected to attend a meeting of the Kerry Tenants' Defence Association to-morrow (Saturday), when it is expected the hon. gentleman will address that body at some length on the Land Question.
   FASHIONABLE.—The Right Hon. Lord Ventry arrived in Tralee to-day, from where he will proceed to his residence, Burnham House, Dingle.
   M. BEAUTIRE.—This celebrated illusionist will pay a return visit to Tralee on Monday next.
Killarney, Friday Evening.    
   SUICIDE BY HANGING.—Mr. John C. O'Reardon, Coroner, held an inquest at Glencar on yesterday, on the remains of a young man named Charles Connor, who appears to have committed suicide by hanging. It seems that the deceased, who had apparently been of unsound mind for some time, slept in the bedroom alone the night previous to the sad event. Though noticed for his peculiar movements yet no apprehension whatever was entertained by his family or friends that he would terminate his existence by his own hands, as he had nver during his hallucinations spoken of suicide. Yesterday morning at the hour of five o'clock his brother found him hanging from a beam, with life quite extinct. A verdict in accordance with the above facts and adding that no blame whatever could be attributed to any person was returned.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 21 January 1878
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WM. M'NAMARA,                    
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MARTIN HAYES,                    
Grenville House.    
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The Cork Examiner, 29 January 1878
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MILITIA CANDIDATES.—Mr. Mulcaster has sent up 21 gentlemen, 19 of whom are now in the Service, only two having failed from his Esatblishment—36 and 37, Woolwich Common, S.E.

ARMY EXAMINATIONS—Mr. Mulcaster, F.R.A.S., continues to prepare Candidates for the various military examinations next term commences on the 7th January. For further particulars and a list of successful candidates during the past ten years (which includes the three first men for Woolwich, Cooper's Hill, and the Line) apply to Mr. Mulcaster, 36 and 37, Woolwich Common, S.E.

AMONGST the measures to be introduced to the House of Commons by the Irish Parliamentary party was a bill of Mr. M'CARTHY DOWNING'S on the subject of the deportation of Irish paupers from England and Scotland. The Home Rule members have been on the whole remarkably fortunate, as will be seen by a spiteful article on the point which we give elsewhere, but this case was an unlucky exception. Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY balloted for a day for Mr. DOWNING'S bill, but failed to obtain it. Mr. DOWNING resolved then to try a resolution, but in two ballots he has been again unfortunate. It is, however, his intention to persevere. Meantime he has placed on the paper a notice of motion for a continuation of a former return he had obtained of the numbers banished from England and Scotland in punishment of their Irish birth. This return will be had. The Local Government Board in England have assented to its being made, and the formal adoption of the motion only awaits the result of a communication of the Chief Secretary to the Irish Local Government Board, who can supplement the information that is to be given by the English department. Mr. DOWNING'S hands cannot fail to be strengthened by some of the cases which the new returns will include. They will show that the insensibility of English and Scotch poor law officials to the sufferings of Irish paupers has not been much lessened, and that the firm grip of law is necessary to bind them to the dictates of humanity. Different parts of Ireland from time to time have their story of the brutality which is shewn towards our wretched country people when poverty compels them to the dire necessity of asking English or Scotch alms. Our own workhouse has some recent stories of the kind to tell. Considerable sensation was made by a scandalous deportation from Nottingham to Limerick. Ireland was horrified by the details of the suicide of the unhappy pauper KENNY, the miseries of whose enforced voyage led him to self-destruction in the North Dublin Union. The Kilkenny Moderator mentions the case of an imbecile girl received at Thomastown Workhouse from Glasgow, where she had been three years resident with her mother, after whose death, however, she had to seek workhouse relief. Our Kilkenny contemporary illustrates the carelessness and ignorance which make the enforcement of the law in the fact that the girl's native place was Dungannon in the county of Tyrone, so that they might as properly have sent her to Kerry as to Kilkenny. Their action, however, is characteristic. It is natural that ignorance should be found amongst the officials who wield this abominable and degrading law as cruelty. We hope, however, that the exertions of our County Member may suffice to take out of their hands a power which ought never to have been entrusted to them, which is not only objectionable in itself, but is used in a manner equally illegal and heartless.

POLICE OFFICE.—The presiding magistrates yesterday were :—The Mayor, Messrs. J. Waters, W. H. Lyons, and J. Macleod, R.M. A young lad-about fifteen years old was charged with having assaulted Sub-constable 166. The Sub-constable stated that on Saturday he was on duty at Dillon's Cross. He met the prisoner's mother and was speaking to her about the bad conduct of her son, when he came up and commenced to curse both of them. Witness then thought it right to arrest him, and when doing so he received several kicks from the young lad. Constable Meehan gave the prisoner a bad character. Mr. Lyons said it would be a mercy to send such a lad to a reformatory, where he would be properly trained. He was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment and then sent to a reformatory for three years. Michael Lavallen was fined 20s. and costs, for having been drunk the previous evening. An habitue of the police office named Mary Lynch, was charged by Constable Huggins with having been found on the premises of Messrs. Goulding, at the Glen, for an unlawful purpose. Mr. T. Babington, jun., appeared for the prosecution, and stated that on Sunday morning the prisoner was found on the premises with a man named Edward Walsh, who had entered the premises by improper means. They intended to prosecute Walsh, and would ask to have the heaviest penalty imposed upon the prisoner. Having got a bad character, she was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. Constable Irwin charged a young man named John Carroll with having assaulted a companion of his, named Ruby, by stabbing him with a knife. He applied for a remand, and it was granted. After the disposal of some cases of minor interest, the court adjourned.

   The Duke of Connaught was installed as Grand Prior of the Irish Freemasons yesterday. The ceremony took place in Dublin, and was attended by large numbers of the craft.

   At the Liverpool assizes yesterday, a young lad, aged 18, was sentenced to 18 years penal servitude for killing his father. Father and son were under the influence of drink at the time. The second mate of the ship “Westfield,” was tried for the manslaughter of one of the crew during a mutiny on the high seas. The jury, however, returned a verdict of not guilty, and he was discharged. William Buarn, for shooting a man named Smith, was sentenced to 12 years' penal servitude.

   At the Criminal Sessions held in Mallow yesterday, before the Recorder, John Sullivan, recently in the employment of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company as porter at the Buttevant station, was convicted of stealing ale out of a cask in the goods store, and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.
Submitted by dja
1—In the event of a maiden, or “virginal” session of the court, in which there was no criminal business to conduct, it was customary for the judge to be presented with a pair of white gloves. Needless to say, in Ireland at least, this was a relatively rare occurrence.
2—The Testimonial was to the Rev. Bishop Delaney on the occasion of a Golden Jubilee in celebration of his having attained the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination.

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