The Cork Examiner, 6 June 1878
   Information was received at Lloyd's yesterday afternoon by telegram from Lloyd's agent at Melbourne that the ship Loch Ard, belonging to Glasgow, and the Melbourne had been wrecked at Curdie Inlet, on the south coast of Australia, and that only two persons had been saved. The telegram leaves it uncertain as to which vessel the two survivors belonged to. As the crew of the Loch Ard alone numbered 37 persons, at least 40 lives must have been lost in the wrecks. The following are the names of the men who composed the crew of the Loch Ard when she sailed from London on the 2d of March last for Melbourne :—George Gibb (captain), Thomas McLauchlan (first mate). George K. Baxter (second mate), Ernest A., Atkinson (third mate), James Rancie (carpenter), R. Hunt (boatswain), Robert Fox (sailmaker), George Claz (steward), Roland Giles (cook), Thomas Hesdtor, G. M. Neil, J. M. Gemily, Evidel [sic], A. M. Grangoest, John Johnston, John Egan, Charles Cameron, George Freeman, Joseph King, William Legg, William Wright, George Chinn, John Broke, Thomas King, George Smith, James Wood, Henry Anderson, C. Archer, Magnus Munay (all able seamen), E. F. Fincham (ordinary seaman), Henry Donohue, (engine-driver), William Johnson (lamp trimmer or cook's mate), Charles Spicer (second steward), E. Carmichael (surgeon), Robert Strasenbergh, Thomas Pearce,¹ W. H. Stevenson (apprentices). The Loch Ard was a ship of over 1,600 tons, constructed of iron, classed 100 A1, built at Glasgow in 1873, and was the property of the General Shipping Company.

MALLOW PETTY SESSIONS.—Previous to the sitting of the magistrates a private inquiry was held by the following justices—Mr. N. W. Ware, (chairman) Captain Coote, R. M. ; Messrs. J. Galaher, R. Webb, U. Williamson, G. B. Low, and C. P. Coote, respecting a charge for an indecent assault, brought at the suit of a girl named Shanahan, from Kilcannay, near Mallow, against a man named Nagle, from same place. After the hearing of considerable evidence in connection with the alleged charge, the magistrates refused granting informations. The same magistrates as above were in attendance at the petty sessions court—Acting-constable Power charged a publican named Hannah Connell, who lives at Ballydaheen, with having allowed persons on her licensed premises at prohibited hours. The excuse which she gave the constable for violating the law was that she was “match making.” The magistrates fined the would-be bride 10s for endeavouring to enter into the matrimonial sphere of connubial bliss. A fishmonger named Carty was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour for having been drunk and disorderly.—Mallow Correspondent

FLOOD IN KINSALE.—The heaviest downpour of rain witnessed here for some time past, fell on this evening (Wednesday), and was productive of some trifling injuries and disadvantages. The floods produced by the rains flowed from Bandon Road and the New Road towards the centre of the town, where they united together forming one extensive mass, which spread itself along the Glen, Market Square, the Long Quay, and Cramer-street. The water in some parts of these streets was fully two feet high. It made its way into several houses and in some it was very high, being nearly three feet in a forge in the Glen.
MAJOR-GENERAL ROCHE attended the Queen's Levee on Monday, and in the evening presided at the annual dinner of the Third Hussars.

CORRECTION.—In the paragraph which appeared in our issue yesterday under the head of a “serious accident” there are one or two statements which require correction. The child who was knocked down by running under Mr. Ashe's horse and trap, opposite the Hibernian Buildings, was not seriously injured, as represented, nor was she detained in the South Infirmary. At the time the accident occurred the horse was being driven at a slow rate of speed.

CARLOW COLLEGE.—The following young gentlemen were called to Holy Orders, in the College Chapel, on Tuesday, 4th instant. The different orders will be conferred during Pentecost week, in the Cathedral, by the Most Rev. Dr. Walsh, Bishop of Kildare :—To Priesthood, Rev. George P. Going, Diocese of Kildare ; Rev. James J. Byrne, do. ; Rev. Edward Slevin, San Francisco ; Rev. John J. Neligan, Diocese of Cloyne ; Rev. Patrick O'Loughlin, St. Louis ; Rev. James O'Reilly, do. ; Rev. Patrick Kenny, Dubuque ; Rev. James Davis, do. ; Rev. Michael Hennessy, do. ; Rev. Jeremiah Morrissy, Maitland. To Deaconship—Rev. Michael J. M'Carthy, Diocese of Cloyne ; Rev. James Bourke, St. Louis ; Rev. Denis Reilly, do. ; Rev. Eugene P. Sheehy, Diocese of Ross ; Rev. Patrick Gill, Nashville ; Rev. Francis Ward, Dubuque ; Rev. Richard Phelan, Bathurst. To Subdeaconship—Rev. Thomas Hughes, Brisbane ; Rev. Philip Corrigan, do. ; Rev. Michael Phelan, Goulbourne ; Rev. Thomas Grey, do. ; Rev. Daniel Murphy, Diocese of Cork ; Rev. John Roche, Diocese of Ferns ; To Minor Orders—Messrs. Paul Dunny, Diocese of Kildare ; John Brogan, Dubuque ; Michael Tynan, Brisbane ; John Moore, Liverpool ; John Laurence, Newfoundland ; Thomas M'Naboe, San Francisco ; Michael Morris, Brisbane.

QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions, held yesterday, before Messrs. W. D. Seymour, Chairman ; J. N. Beamish, and W. R. Starkie, R.M., a woman of bad repute named Ann Beazley was prosecuted by Mr. E. Farrell, for trespassing on his property, the portion known as “The Bush.” The case having been proved, the prisoner was fined 10s and costs, or in default, 7 days. Another woman named Ann Mills, of the same class as the previous one, was summoned by Constable Long for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. She was sent to gaol for one month with hard labour. The same constable had up another prostitute for vagrancy. She got six weeks, with hard labour. Sub-constable Foley charged a tramp named Thomas Grassey for violent conduct in the public streets, and for demanding money from Mr. J. N. Beamish, J.P. That gentleman was examined, and stated that the prisoner demanded money of him opposite the club-house, and said he wanted it to get drink. The constable arrived on the spot as he was about making his escape, and stopped him. Sub-constable Foley was then examined, and proved that the prisoner was very violent. He was sent to gaol for one month, with hard labour.—Adjourned.

ART SALE.—There was a large sale of engravings and lithographs at Mr. Linehan's mart, yesterday. The works were good, and fetched fair prices. It will continue to-day.
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The Cork Examiner, 10 June 1878
ON Friday evening last a serious emeute [riot] took place amongst the convicts employed at the works on Haulbowline island, in the course of which a warder named Ahern, received a severe wound on the right side of the head. The intelligence of such an affray in a convict establishment usually reaches the public outside in a very meagre form, and the present case is no exception to the rule. It was only by very leading questions that information of any character could be obtained from any of the officers of the convict prison, and the answers to such questions were brief and conveyed very little intelligence beyond the bare facts. It appears that of the eight hundred convicts at present detained in Spike Island some five hundred are employed daily at the military works at Haulbowline, being marched across the bridge thereto in the morning under armed guard and conveyed back to Spike Island similarly guarded in the evening. On Friday morning the usual five hundred representatives of varied wickedness were marched across Haulbowline and set to work there as usual, under the supervision of the warders. The latter are armed each with a pair of revolvers and a short sword, or hanger, but it appears that they are forbidden to use those weapons except in cases of extreme danger. Had it been otherwise, indeed, the outbreak of Friday night might have ended more bloodily than it did. At about three o'clock in the afternoon of Friday, a dispute occurred, or appeared to have occurred, between a few of the convicts. When observed by the warders the men were in threatening attitudes—one with an uplifted pick-axe, another wielding a shovel, and a third fiercely brandishing a spade. A regular row soon began, but strange to say the gentlemen in grey uniform refrained from assaulting one another as far as possible. The warders immediately interfered, and called on the convicts to keep the peace. This appeal not having the desired effect, the alarm bell was rung calling out the troops stationed at Haulbowline. In the meantime a warder named Ahern, zealous for the maintenance of order, rushed in among the men and endeavoured to keep apart the rioters who, indeed, did not appear much inclined to injure on another. Ahern did not succeed in his peaceable intentions, for while he was totally unable to abate the disturbance, he himself received from the man who appeared to be a ringleader a blow of a shovel which split his face open from the ear to the chin. Immediately that Ahern was struck and laid prostrate, the other warders rushed in among the convicts and a free fight ensued, during which some severe blows were given and taken by the warders and convicts. The military guard arrived soon after on the scene and after a little time the row was quelled. The principal offenders were immediately arrested and marched to Spike where they were placed in solitary confinement. Precisely at the same hour at which this occurrence took place, an affair occurred in Spike Island prison apparently in connection with it, and, as there is reason to believe, part of the same plan. A number of convicts employed in the coal yard commenced to fight, and on the warders coming on them, an attempt was made to break out of the yard, which was happily frustrated by the arrival of the military guard.

THE annual reunion, which comes off on Whit-Monday, promises to be a complete success, if we are to judge by the entries, over 50 horses having been already entered for them. The course has been laid down with great care, under the superintendence of Mr. Waters, C. E., and pronounced by Mr. Dunbar, of the Irish Sportsman, who visited a few days since, to be one of the best summer courses in Ireland. As the Cork and Bandon Railway Company intends running an excursion train on that day, a rare opportunity is afforded to the citizens of Cork of enjoying a capital day's sport. The course is beautifully situated, commanding an extensive view, part of four counties being visible from the stand. All of those who are bent on an outing on Whit-Monday cannot do better than turn their attention and steps to the Knockbrown race course.

THE KILLARNEY GAS LAMPS.—The eight additional lamps which have been provided by the Earl of Kenmare, for the use of the town, have arrived in Killarney. The question of providing suitable sites for these lamps, and such sites are not at all scarce nor the difficulty of fixing them impracticable, will come on for consideration at an adjourned meeting of the Town Commissioners next Tuesday.

DEATH FROM EXCESSIVE DRINKING.—An inquest will be held on Monday at Kingwilliamstown on the body of a young man named Connors, who died suddenly last evening, having drank too much whiskey.
MALLOW MARKETS.—The supply of oats brought to market on Saturday was limited. White oats varied in price from 9s. to 12s. per cwt. ; black do. from 8s. to 10s. per do. Potatoes from 1s. to 1s. 2d. per 21 lbs. wt. —Correspondent.

EXECUTION SALE.—At two o'clock on Saturday Mr. R. B. Evans, auctioneer, put up for sale at the Courthouse the interest in two farms at Tubrid, containing 140 acres, and occupied by Mr. Timothy Lynch. After some sharp competition Mr. A. Blake, solicitor, was declared the purchaser on behalf of Mr. J. Dunlea at £275. The farm machinery was allowed to be sold by private contract.

   At Liverpool, on Saturday, Ellen Lanigan was committed to the assizes for the murder of her two children. She told a pitiful story. Five years ago her husband was committed to a lunatic asylum, and by means of a little shop she kept four children. She also kept lodgers, one of whom forced his way into her bedroom, whilst in drink, and took advantage of her. She afterwards cohabitated with him, and before the two children (twins) were born he deserted her. The night when she placed the children in a pool of water she had no bed to lie on.

   The cross channel yachting match, under the direction of the Royal Alfred Club, started from Kingstown on Saturday morning, 9.15. Quickstep first crossed the line, followed by Cloud, Niobe, Phantom, Gertrude, and Mabel. Weather hazy, with rain. Wind S. by E. Great interest was felt in the event. Numbers of spectators were present. The yachts passed the London and North Western boat off Kish Bank, standing well for Holyhead, Quickstep still holding the advantage. The wind freshened half way across, when the weight of Gertrude told in her advantage in. She won by 16 minutes from Niobe, who beat Quickstep by two minutes. Quickstep was winning until the wind freshened.

(Before J. S. MACLEOD, R.M.)
THERE were only a few cases of drunkenness before the court.
   Head-constable Shea put forward a man named Thomas Daly, who admitted being a deserter from the 50th regiment which was at Kinsale and which was now in Scotland.
   He was committed as a deserter upon his own admission.
   Acting-constable Condron put forward the little boy, John Lenihan, who had been remanded charged with picking pockets.
   A respectable young man named Joseph Hanksport sworn, said—On last Thursday he saw the prisoner, in company with two others, follow a lady. The prisoner put his hand into her pocket and took out her purse which witness immediately took from him and gave him in charge to the Acting-constable. The boy's father was dead ; his mother appeared and said she could not keep him from bad company.
   The Bench decided to send the prisoner to gaol for a fortnight and then to send him to the Upton Reformatory for 5 years.
   Constable Duffey summoned Patrick Callaghan, coal and potato dealer, Paul-street, for selling with light weights. This was a very serious case. There was a moveable balance which was light by 4lbs 13oz., all against the buyer. The defendant was fined £3.
   Catherine Fitzgibbon, summoned by the same constable for a similar offence, was fined £2.
   The case of Constable Duffey against Mrs. Murphy, publican, for permitting drunkenness on her licensed premises which had been adjourned as the defendant stated she was about to give up possession, was called.
   The Constable said she had not yet given up possession although she had promised to do so to-day. He thought she was waiting to see the ruling of the bench on the case before she gave it up.
   The case was further adjourned till Wednesday. —Adjourned.

   The brig Colley from Australia, bound to London, which put into Falmouth on Friday last with her cargo on fire, was yesterday morning towed into the beach near the town, and further efforts made by pumping water into her hold to extinguish the fire, but without success, and it was found necessary to scuttle her, which was done in the afternoon, and she is now full of water. The cargo was a valuable one of manure, comprised of smashed carcases' bones, flesh horns' hoops, and entrails of cattle.
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The Cork Examiner, 11 June 1878
THE MICROPHONE.—Cork can, we are glad to say, claim the honour of being the first to demonstrate the marvellous power of the instrument which does for sound what the microscope does for sight, and to the medical staff of the North Infirmary is due the credit of verifying the dictum of Sir Henry Thompson as to its application. Yesterday, at the North Infirmary, in presence of the other professional gentlemen and a large number of pupils, Dr. Shinkwin, assisted in the operation by Dr. Grattan, proved the presence of calculus² in a boy of about twelve or thirteen years old, a patient of the establishment, by the combination of the microphone with the telephone.

TELEGRAPH OFFICE FOR MONKSTOWN.—A postal telegraph office is to be opened at Monkstown. The Government, before consenting, had to be guaranteed in a minimum business of £15 a-year.
FIRE.—Yesterday a chimney of a house in King Street caught fire and blazed so fiercely that the fire brigade were sent for. In an incredibly short space of time the brigade were on the spot with a small hand-engine, and, owing to their exertions, a dangerous fire was quickly extinguished.

WHIT-MONDAY.—Yesterday being Whit-monday, the various banks in the city were closed. The streets were fairly thronged with strangers and sight-seers from the country throughout the day, but the usual bustle and signs of a day's “outing” were not so apparent as in former years, owing to the very unpropitious weather which has prevailed for some days. Some excursions were arranged for, but owing to this circumstance, they were postponed to a future day. The majority of the people who left the city for a day's pleasure proceeded to Bandon, where a good day's amusement was had at the Bandon and Cashelmore Hunt Steeplechases.
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The Cork Examiner, 19 June 1878
195, Phibsborough-road, Dublin,    
June 16th, 1878.            
   DEAR SIR,—On the 14th of October, 1876, I addressed a letter to the Catholics of Ireland, through the Freeman's Journal, in favour of the Society of African Missions, asking, not merely for pecuniary aid, but still more, for subjects willing to devote their lives to the evangelization of Dahomey. The first application I had in reply was from a child of Waterford, Miss Ryan, of Chickpoint, whose letters, full of holy zeal, are now before me. I wrote to her in reply :—“The mission is a very hard one, and will involve continual self-sacrifice, with little if any, earthly comfort,” to which she generously replied :—“I have but one life to devote—and if God will accept it for the poor Africans I unhesitatingly place it at their disposal.” Accordingly, I adopted Miss Margaret Ryan, and sent her to the convent at Lyons. While there she was a model of the interior life, delicate, indeed, in body, but strong in mind, and ardent in her desire to join the Sisterhood at Dahomey, West African Coast. After a year's probation she received the veil, and thus became “a daughter of the Propagation of the Faith.” I visited the convent at Lyons last year, and had for some weeks a daily opportunity of conversing with Sister Mary Dominick, for this was the name Miss Ryan took in religion, and never shall I forget the deep lessons of piety—the burning desire to serve God—and the very apostolic zeal for Africa which marked her every sentence. In the beginning of this year several members of the society, priests and nuns, were sent to Lagos, Dahomey, and among them Sister Dominick—all the others were French. Sister Dominick was, in fact, the first Irish missionary that set foot in Dahomey, and this was to her a subject of delight. But, alas! to-day I received a letter from Lagos, conveying the sad intelligence that Sister Dominick is numbered among the dead!! From the moment of her arrival she failed in health—still rallied now and then, and devoted the last weeks of her life to the black children, whom she called her dear little adopted brothers and sisters. She felt grateful that God had allowed her, even for a short period, to aid in teaching the heathen children the message of salvation, and then passed into the eternal presence of Him who she had served in the persons of His poor little creatures of Dahomey. Thus the first in Ireland who volunteered for the Mission of Dahomey, was the first Irish subject sent there, and the first of Ireland's children whose life has been laid as a sacrifice on the altar of apostolic charity in that benighted land. However, we may regret her early death, yet we are glad to see noble, ardent, God-like zeal for such souls blessed with a crown of immortality. The Catholics of Waterford will, however, have reason to congratulate themselves that one of their fellow-citizens, and that one, of the weaker sex, has fallen a victim in far distant shores, not to earthly ambition, but to Divine love.
   May her place be with the saints, and may others follow to perpetuate the great work, and be, in their turn, crowned with a heavenly reward.—Most faithfully,

IN accordance with a numerously-signed requisition Mr. T. P. Stamers, J.P., convened a meeting yesterday, at the Court-house, Passage, for the purpose of considering what steps should be taken in order to re-establish a public market and Fairs in the town. Passage was formerly a market town and two fairs were held there annually, but as the fixture of the fairs clashed with those of Ballinhassig they ultimately fell through. By the lapsing of these fairs Passage has ceased to be a market town, and has, therefore, lost several privileges which appertain to towns coming under that denomination.
   The meeting was held at 1 o'clock, Mr. T. P. STAMERS, J.P., in the chair.
   Others present—Messrs. W. D'E. Parker, Joseph Mintern, S. Drought, T. S. Clark, Danl. Hegarty, H. Brown, &c.
   The Chairman announced the object of the meeting, in which he heartily concurred, and said he would be glad to hear any gentleman who had a suggestion to make on the matter. He thought that the establishment of this market would confer a very material benefit on the community, and effect the restoration of privileges which its extinction had lost to the people of Passage. Miss Boland was in attendance, and would answer any questions that might be put to her relative to the terms on which she would rent the market-place, which was in her possession, to them if they decided on re-establishing the fairs and markets formerly held in the town.
   Miss Boland said that the right of her family to the market was by a royal patent which had been in the possession of her family for centuries. She expressed her willingness to facilitate the opening of the market for the object stated by the chairman, on the payment of a small sum which was due on it.
   After some discussion, the following committee was appointed to confer with Miss Boland and arrange what sum should be given for the place :—Messrs. Hegarty, T. P. Stamers, W. D. E. Parker, and Captain Brown.
   Mr. Parker said the next matter was to arrange about the revival of the fairs, and in order to accomplish that object a subscription list should be opened, a treasurer and hon., secretary being appointed.
   The following resolution was proposed by Mr. Joseph Mintern, seconded by Mr. Henry Brown, and unanimously adopted :—“That it is desirable for the interests of the town of Passage West that the Midsummer Fair be revived, that a subscription list be now opened to defray the necessary expenses, that Mr. Hegarty be appointed treasurer, and Mr. Parker hon. sec.”
   It was then arranged that a public meeting should be held in the same place and at the same hour next Tuesday, when the committee are to report to the meeting the result of their interview with Miss Boland.
   The meeting then adjourned.

YESTERDAY being the close of the academical session at this college, the annual distribution of prizes, consequent on the examinations which have been going on for some weeks past, took place in the Examination Hall, at two o'clock, under the presidency of his Lordship the Most Rev. Dr. M'Carthy, Bishop of Cloyne. Dr. Wigmore, having listed as select and interesting a programme as was ever served up to any of the large and respectable audiences which crowd the Examination Hall of St. Colman's on such agreeable occasions. At eleven o'clock the spacious hall was filled with a respectable and appreciative audience, comprising friends of all the students, the principal Catholic inhabitants of Fermoy, and many of the clergy from adjoining parishes where the number was so large, something over three hundred. It was hardly possible to get an accurate list of those present, but amongst those invited or present were :—Archdeacon O'Regan, V G ; Captain Stewart, J P ; Very Rev Dean O'Mahony, Uniacke Mackay, Esq, J P ; Very Rev Dr Dilworth, John Gearin, Esq, J P and party ; Mr M'Carthy Downing, M P ; Canon Walsh, P P, Conna ; Dr and Mrs Walsh, Buttevant ; Alderman Synan and Masters Synan, Charles Adams, Rathcormac ; John G MacCarthy, M P ; M J Magnier and Miss Magnier, Colonel Colthurst, Esq, D L ; John Downey, Esq, Canon Burton, P P ; Mr F M'Carthy, J P ; Dr and Mrs Roche, Jonesborough ; Rev F Cronin, P P, Mrs Morrogh, National Bank ; Miss Mackay, Ballyroberts Castle ; Thomas Carroll, J P, and Mrs Carroll ; Cornelius H Dennehy, Esq, Munster Bank ; Anthony O'Geran, J P ; Dr and Mrs Aherne, Mrs Burns, Belmonte ; Thomas Brien, Esq, J P ; Charles Walsh, Esq ; Captain and Mrs Baker ; Mrs Horgan and Miss Lynch, Lach Hill ; Dr and Mrs Donovan, John O'Flynn, Esq ; Coroner Rice, Esq ; Richard Carroll, Esq, J P ; J Barry, Esq, Solr. ; Thomas Rice, Esq, Solr. ; Dr and Mrs Sisk ; Rev D O'Connell, P P ; Rev William Hickey, P P ; Rev David Burdon, Rev Dr M'Carthy, Rev Timothy O'Connell, James O'Brien, Esq, G Holland, Tervoe ; Mrs Brien ; James Byrne, Esq, J P ; Wm Mackay, Esq, Solr. ; Mrs Loone ; James Gallagher, Esq, J P ; Rev William Lenihan, Rev John O'Donoghue, Rev M Kennific, P P, Rev Peter M'Swiney, Rev W O'Brien, P P, Rev J Fitzpatrick, P P, Rev W Coughlan, Rev D O'Callaghan, Rev J Greene, Mr H Barry and Mrs Barry, Mr Kenny, Bowview ; J Greene, Mr and Mrs Hare, Mrs Corcoran, Mr Heffernan, Miss Corcoran, J J Carey, Cork ; Mr John O'Driscoll, Valentia ; Mrs Daly, Woodville, Limerick ; Mrs Crowley, Aghada ; Messrs Butler, Cahirciveen ; Rev C Barry, C C ; Mr Murphy, Cork, &c.
   Shortly after the hour announced, the proceedings opened with a march played by the College band, “Glory and honour to the men of old.” The chorus, “Qual delixia, ah ! qual piacer,” was next given by the College choir, after which the recitation, “Bernardo and Alphonso” was rendered in capital style by Master P. Murphy. Masters Creedon, Lawlor, and Crowley next delivered a very instructive and interesting lecture on the elements of geology and mineralology, which was succeeded by “The Larboard Watch” rendered by the college choir. Piano solo from “Der Freishutz” was next given by Master Butler, followed by the Spanish ballad “Jaunita,” which was well rendered by Master Power and the choir. Master C. Creedon was loudly applauded for the manner in which he recited (in Irish) “The Exile of Erin,” and so was Master P. Fitzgerald for his able lecture on botany. The next interesting item was a debate on Irish history between Masters M'Carthy and O'Hea, and this was succeeded by the recitation, “Emmeline Talbot,” which was nicely given by Master D. Lawlor. Master W. Heaphy gave an essay on Homeric Antiquities, embracing a description of the armour worn by a Grecian warrior, as described in the Iliad, which was well received by the audience, as was also an Irish dialogue (written for the entertainment) between Masters P. Leahy and C. Creedon. The college choir then sang the German song, “Mein Herts ist am Rheine ;” and Master E. O'Connor gave an excellent rendering of the beautiful recitation, “The Gambler's Wife.” Master M'Carthy then played the piano solo “Andante e Allegro,” and Master J. Morrissey followed with a passage from the Italian, “La Gerusalemme liberata.” “Erin the Tear” (in Irish) was charmingly rendered by the college choir, and Master O'Keeffe played a piano solo in a style which was very creditable “Socrates' Trial and Defence,” from the “Apology of Plato,” was done full justice to at the hands of master C. O'Flynn ; and a French dialogue followed suit at the hands of Masters Heaphy, O'Brien, and O'Shea. “Eliza” was fairly rendered by Master A. O'Driscoll, and was followed by a Greek translation of “Begone dull care,” by the choir “Leggiero Rondinetto,” a piano solo, was beautifully recited by Master G. O'Sullivan, and the Latin version of “Auld Lang Syne,” by the choir, brought the first part of the programme to an agreeable termination.
   The prizes were then distributed by his Lordship to the successful competitors in the various subjects taught in the college—Masters Francis Barry, Thomas Mansfield, and James Brien receiving good conduct prizes.
   The following were the names of the other students recommended for good conduct prizes—Masters Joseph Synan, James Fitzgerald, Cornelius O'Flynn, Paul Murphy, and Michael Ahern.
   His Lordship then addressed those present, and said it was a happy occasion that called them together that day to witness such an exhibition of talent, such a rare intellectual treat, as the students had provided for them, and his lordship thought it would be ungrateful in them if they did not make some acknowledgement for the pleasure they derived from that exhibition. He was sure that if he were to fully interpret the feelings of all present, he need only express his own, by saying that they were all deeply grateful to the pupils for the varied and interesting entertainment they had afforded them that day—an entertainment that combined in a great degree both instruction and amusement. He said instruction, for there were very few of them that did not receive an addition to their store of knowledge by the exhibition. For some of them it brought much new information, and to others it was a revival of what they had learned many years ago. He could say for himself that he was highly gratified with the way in which the young gentlemen acquitted themselves in the various subjects they treated, and he alluded in an especial manner to the lectures on scientific subjects which were delivered, especially those on mineralogy and botany. They were most interesting and instructive, but what struck him most was the manner in which they were delivered. Not only were the subjects handled in a masterly style, but the pupils seemed to get through their work with an ease and self-possession on the stage that were very pleasing and highly creditable (applause). They seemed to be thoroughly acquainted with their subject, and conveyed their ideas in an intelligible form to the listener—in a manner, indeed, that almost exhibited the perfection of the finished orator and debater. With regard to the other portions of the entertainment he need not dilate [sic] on them ; it was sufficient to say that he never attended a similar exhibition which was so well selected or so well performed. The boys who took part in that entertainment were after a year's hard course of study—a study that would be enough to occupy them through the whole year—and yet there was no evidence of want of preparation in any of them ; one would imagine they had devoted the whole year to the compositions they had read that day. It was a source of congratulation to Dr. Wigmore and the professors of that college to know that the students under their care had been so successful, and that the college had been progressing and increasing in usefulness from year to year. In fact, the accommodation at the institution was not sufficient to meet the wants of the large number desirous to enter it, and on this account a great number had been refused admission during the past year. They could all judge of the varied nature of the instruction given at that college, and the admirable way in which it was received by the pupils, from the example which had that day been brought before the audience. He was almost disposed to envy the boys the great advantage which they had now, in the way of education, when compared with students of 30 or 40 years ago. He looked upon it as a matter of great thankfulness that the youth of Ireland could now, in such institutions as that, obtain a good secular and religious education, and in the exhibition that day they gave proof of what such an education could do. Some of the statesmen of the present day were opposed to such a combination, and used every effort to separate religious and secular instruction. However, he (his lordship) was not of the opinion, and considered that the best education was that in which religion and secular instruction went hand in hand. In that college the secular part was in good hands, and the professors being priests there was no need to assure them that the religious portion of the education received proper attention. in conclusion his lordship wished God-speed and increased prosperity to the College of St. Colman (applause).
   Those present were then entertained to a sumptuous dejeuner by Dr. Wigmore in the spacious dining hall of the College, after which the assemblage returned to the Examination Hall, which had been tastefully fitted up for the production of the tragedy of “The iron Chest.” The orchestra was composed of Herr Phillippe (cornet), Signor Silvani (violin), and Master Butler (pianist), and some choice selections were given by the accomplished trio during the intervals between the acts. The scenic arrangements were excellent, and such as would do credit to a public theatre whose boards are graced by professionals instead of amateurs. The cast of the play was judiciously selected, and unless we wished to be captious to an extreme degree we could scarcely find fault with any of the performers, even with those figuring in the minor parts. The following is the dramatis personae :—Sir Edward Mortimer, Master E. O'Connor ; Fitzharding, W. MacCarthy ; Wilford, W. Heaphy ; Adam Winterton, J. Norris ; Rawbold, T. Lenihan ; Samson, J. O'Driscoll ; Boy, J. Horgan ; Cook, T. Mansfield ; John, J. Coughlan ; Peter, Fras. Barry ; Walter, P. Benson ; Simon, J. Brien ; Gregory, T. Roche ; Armstrong, J. Morrissey ; Orson, P. Leahy ; 1st Robber, C. Creedon ; 2nd Robber, T. Creedon ; 3rd Robber, P. Fitzgerald ; 4th Robber, W. Lawlor ; Robber's Boy, John Corcoran ; Lady Helen, John O'Shea ; Blanche, Joseph M. Crowley ; Barbara, Patrick O'Neil ; Judith, John Walsh. The reading of all the parts was faultless, and the accentuation well marked ; but Master E. O'Connor (Mallow) evidenced in a remarkable degree how carefully he had studied the character of “Sir Edward Mortimer,” and in the impassioned passage betrayed all the vehemence, power, and strength of character which mark the portrayals of a great tragedian. The gesture was not jerky or overstrained, and the wonderfully elocutionary power of Master O'Connor fairly “brought down the house.” We should also mention that Master W. Heaphy as “Wilford,” and Mr. John O'Shea as “Lady Helen,” were all that the most fastidious could desire, the “make-up” and deportment of the latter being exceedingly good, albeit it is next to impossible to get an amateur capable of properly filling the role of female impersonator. After the play had concluded, Master Charles Dunsworth sang in character “That's where you made the mistake,” and was loudly applauded, after which the curtain was raised on the farce of “The Irish Lion,” which set the audience in roars of laughter. This concluded the varied and choice programme set down for discussion, and the agreeable proceedings were brought to a close about six o'clock.
Submitted by dja
The Cork Examiner, 28 June 1878
(Before Messrs. Charles Ronayne, M.D., in the chair ; T. Dennehy, R.M., and M. R. O'Farrell.)
The principal business before the court was a hearing of charges brought against five men named respectively, Ahern, Smiddy, M'Carthy, and Michael and Maurice Lynch, for riotous conduct in the public streets of Youghal on the 20th instant.
   Before the cases were called, Head-constable Barry stated that they were of a most serious character. On the occasion of the riot the police were assaulted by a formidable mob, and had to take refuge in a house where they barricaded themselves until relieved by an armed party of constabulary and military.
   The prisoners were undefended.
   Constable Michael Cronin deposed that on that day week, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, he proceeded with Constable O'Keeffe and Sub-constable Kenny, to a lane off the South Main Street, where he saw the defendant, Patrick Ahern, with his coat off, and a crowd around him, and having a big stone in his hand. The defendant flung the stone in his direction, but he did not believe it was at him it was thrown. It was with great difficulty that they were able to arrest the defendant, who kicked witness, and made some blows of a stick at him. There was a large crowd in the lane, many of whom wanted to rescue the prisoner. Witness and the other constables had to take refuge in Mr. Curran's house and send to the barrack for assistance. The door of the house had to be barricaded from the violence of the mob outside ; there were over a thousand persons there. Ahern called on the mob to rescue him from the police, and said they were no Irishmen for having allowed him to be arrested.
   Ahern, in answer to the charge, said that he was “mad drunk” at the time and did not know what he was doing. He had no questions to ask.
   The same constable charged Jeremiah M'Carthy, Maurice Lynch and Michael Lynch with obstructing him on the occasion, and with attempting to rescue Ahern from his custody. There were a good many others there also that he could not identify.
   Acting-constable Dunne deposed that he was on duty in the South Main-street on the 20th inst. He saw the defendant, Ahern, drunk there and attempting to force his way into Mr. Guinan's house. A man named Clancy tried to keep him out of the house, and then Ahern assaulted him. Ahern at the time offered to fight thirteen “bobbies.” He was flinging stones about him and was the most violent man witness ever saw. He also identified Smiddy as having obstructed him on the occasion. He tried to rescue the prisoner Ahern from him.
   Smiddy said that he saw four policemen dragging Ahern and treating him in a most brutal manner, and he (Smiddy) told them to give the poor fellow fair play.
   The Chairman said that there was a very serious charge against the whole of the men, and it was very foolish on their part not to employ a solicitor.
   The defendant M'Carthy, an old man over 60 years, who spoke in Irish, denied that he had taken part in the row.
   Sub-constable Kenny swore that Ahern kicked him in the leg when bringing him to the police barrack. The defendant, M'Carthy, assaulted him also.
   Constable Cronin said that M'Carthy was the first to try and rescue the prisoner.
   Patrick Clancy, the man the assault on whom was the cause of the row, deposed to having been assaulted, but could not say by whom ; could not identify any of the prisoners.
   Head-constable Barry deposed that he saw the defendant, Michael Lynch, waving his hat and calling on the crowd to rescue Ahern. He (witness) tried to persuade the mob to go away, but it was no use. It was through urgent, absolute necessity he had to send for an armed force. But that he adopted a firm attitude towards the mob the police would have been very badly injured.
   The defendants called no witnesses on their behalf and had no defence.
   The Chairman, in announcing the decision of the bench, said that it had been a very serious consideration for the magistrates whether they not send the defendants on for trial to the assizes. The defendants had acted foolishly and wickedly, and had been guilty of a very serious offence. For assaults on various constables and others Ahern was fined altogether £3 10s. with the alternative of three months' imprisonment. M'Carthy was fined £1 with the alternative of a month in gaol. William Smiddy was fined similarly, and Maurice and Michael Lynch were each fined 10s. and costs. M'Carthy, Smiddy, and Ahern were also bound over to keep the peace for twelve months.
   After disposing of some business of no public interest the court adjourned.

LOSS OF LIFE IN THE HARBOUR.—As the Italian barque Guilo Ed. Anno was entering the harbour yesterday, a boy fell from aloft, and coming on the rail he fell overboard. Lifebuoys and lines were at once thrown to him, but he was unable to retain hold of one of the lines which he caught and sank.
Thursday, June 17.
   Guilo Edanno, 533, Gazzola, Odessa, wheat.
   Emma, Rouen ; Hildred, Rouen ; Platon, Amsterdam ; Frederick, Liverpool ; Scotland, London ; Padre Francesco, Leith.
   QUEENSTOWN, THURSDAY.—The National Steamship Company's steamer Helvetia from Liverpool arrived here at noon to-day. Having embarked passengers she proceeded to New York immediately—all well.
   QUEENSTOWN, THURSDAY.—The American United States mail steamer Illinois from Liverpool arrived at Queenstown to-day at 10.30. Having embarked passengers she proceeded for Philadelphia immediately —all well.
   QUEENSTOWN, THURSDAY.—The Guion United States Mail steamer Wyoming from New York arrived off the harbour at 11.30 p.m. Having landed all mails and some passengers she proceeded for Liverpool immediately—all well.

SINGULAR OCCURRENCE AT CHARLOTTE-QUAY.—Yesterday morning as a vessel called the Titbit was being loosed from her moorings at Charlotte-quay for the purpose of taking advantage of the flood tide, before the stern chains could be let go, the flood caught her at the bow and drifted her across the river. She was too long to be righted easily, and the result was , that the stern got jammed at one side of the river and the bow at the other. The Titbit lay in this position for some three hours completely stopping navigation, and it was not until the tide become half-flood that she was dislodged from the awkward position she had taken up.

MONKSTOWN MODEL YACHT CLUB.—A race for five ton cutters, was sailed for yesterday under the auspices of the above club. The course was from Monkstown Pier round the Harbour Rock buoy, back round Bar Rock buoy, but round Cunard moorings and finish at starting point. The following competed—Vagabond, 5 tons, Sir George Milore ; Clytie, 6 tons, R. Richards. The wind was north-west, light, and accompanied by a deluge of rain. The Vagabond took the lead but was collared off Queenstown by the Clytie, which rounded the Spit Light 28 seconds before the Vagabond. It was a flukey day, and each in their turn headed each other. On the run out, after rounding the Harbour Rock, the Clytie assumed the lead and won very easily. There were races for the 3 ton class and eighteen footers also, the particulars of which I was unable to glean.

A MONSTER FISH.—A few days ago while Mr. Timothy Harrington, Causkey, and his crew were sailing in the neighbourhood of Cod Head they espied what proved to be a fish of enormous size basking in the sun on the surface of the water. They approached and succeeded in casting a powerful grappling iron into the monster's capacious mouth, which was wide open. They then succeeded in dragging the fish to the nearest shore, although at first the fish dragged them more than was safe in such contested ground. The weight of this monster of [the] deep was fully two tons. The master, Mr. Timothy Harrington, Knuckane, of this parish, is unable to call the fish by any particular name.—Eyeries correspondent.

RICHARD LANE ALLMAN, J.P., Deputy-Vice Chairman, presiding.
OTHERS present were—Major Poole, J.P., Messrs. W. C. Sullivan, J.P., Wm. M'Donnell, T. Foley, John Heron, John Ahearne, R. Clear, David Lyons, J. S. Good, J. Popham, and T. Wren.
   Before the business commenced Mr. Sullivan said he wished, on the part of the guardians, to congratulate the chairman on his arrival in Ireland and his coming among them again to resume his public and private duties, and he was sure every member of the board wished him and Mrs. Allman every happiness.
   Messrs. Heron and M'Donnell said—They all joined heartily in that (hear, hear).
   The Chairman begged to thank the members for the kindly feeling they had shown towards him. Indeed, he had met everywhere the most kindly feeling since his return home. He begged to thank them particularly for the honour they had done him in electing him one of their chairmen, for their still continued confidence in him. He knew nothing of it till yesterday, and felt he was quite unworthy of the honour.
   Mr. Heron, in reference to the letter of the Local Government Board alluding to Dr. MacCabe's half-yearly report read last board day, said that the House Committee had visited the house and they could not see where any improvements could be effected.
   Mr. Clear—Except in the approaches ; the internal arrangements are very fair. We gave orders to have the approaches looked after. . . .
Submitted by dja
1— Of the 54 crew members and passengers on board the Loch Ard, the only two who survived were an apprentice, Tom Pearce and a young woman passenger, Eva Carmichael, who lost all of her family in the tragedy.
2— A stone, such as a gallstone or kidney stone (calculus is Latin for pebble or small stone). - Archaic Medical Terms

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