The Cork Examiner, 8 May 1878
   Her Grace the Duchess of Marlborough, on Monday, visited the Presentation and Lorretto Convents at Fermoy. On the occasion when her Grace first came to Careysville she wrote through Captain P. Bernard to express a wish to visit these religious establishments, but at the time the pupils were on vacation, and the good nuns answered that the time was inopportune. Again last week the sisters were apprised of the intended visit, and on Monday, at 3.15 p.m. her Grace, unattended, alighted from her carriage at the College-road entrance to the Presentation Convent, where she was received by the Lady Superioress, The Rev. W. Rice, R.C.A., and the Rev. M. A. Aherne, R.C.C. After being introduced to several members of the community which devotes itself exclusively to the instruction of poor children, her grace was conducted through the six splendid schoolrooms of the convent. Each class was minutely examined by her grace, and she was considerably surprised at the style and precision with which the little ones sang “God save the Queen” on her appearance. A poetical address, splendidly written, welcoming her grace to the Blackwater banks, was read by one of the pupils. The writing, drawing, embroidery, &c., specially commended themselves to her grace in the industrial department. She was also much pleased with the music of the juveniles. A floral cross executed by the children, monopolised her attention considerably, and the pretty bouquet which was presented by an occupant of the infant school was evidently highly prized by her Grace. The good sisters were struck with her amiability and benevolence, and were highly flattered and delighted by an expression of her Grace's intention to visit the Convent on some future occasion. The Lady Superioress, with the Rev. Fathers Rice and Aherne, conducted her Grace through the cloisters, chapel, and other portions of the building, with which she was highly pleased. Had not the heavy downpour of rain in the morning prevented the attendance of some 150 pupils, the schools would have been thronged on the occasion to their utmost capacity.

   THE Month's Mind for the late Rev. Charles M'Carthy, P.P., Churchtown and Liscarroll, will take place in Liscarroll Church, on Thursday, 9th inst. Office and High Mass at 10½ o'clock.

LIMERICK DIOCESAN COLLEGE.—At the Entrance Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons, held in Dublin, April 17th, Mr. Cornelius M'Donnell, son of James M'Donnell, Esq., Miltown, Askeaton, obtained 7th place among the successful of 26 candidates. The young gentleman was prepared at the Limerick Diocesan College.
   A serious affray occurred last evening at the Harcourt-street railway station, Dublin, between the Wicklow army reserve detachment, and some policemen. The soldiers were hanging about the terminus awaiting the remainder of their comrades to proceed to Kingsbridge for Limerick. All were under the influence of drink, and one struck a policeman several times, and a general melee began. The policemen, numbering about half a dozen, drew their batons. Both sides were reinforced by civilians, and a free fight lasted for about twenty minutes, when a posse of policemen came up and took the ringleaders into custody. About a dozen soldiers were carried to the nearest hospital, none seriously injured. Several policemen were much hurt. A large crowd thronged the street, completely stopping the traffic, and the excitement of the spectators was intense.

DISPENSARY COMMITTEE.—A meeting of this committee was held yesterday. Dr. Wherland occupied the chair. Messrs. A. G. Sutton and J. Barry were also present. Dr. Donovan applied for a month's vacation, his health not being good. The application was granted, Dr. Barry was appointed locum tenens for Dr. Donovan.—Adjourned.

SERIOUS ROW.—Last evening a serious disturbance occurred in the Victoria Hotel. A number of visitors from the country, and some inhabitants of the city, had a quarrel in the coffee-room, which quickly spread all over the place. It is said to have occurred about some betting matter, and from half-past eleven until nearly one o'clock, a fierce fight raged in the hall, coffee-room, and bar-room of the hotel. The police succeeded in getting in, and with much trouble quelled the disturbance. A number of gentlemen received very serious cuts in the affray, and an immensity of damage was done to the property in the house. No arrests have been made, but the names of several parties have been taken by the constabulary.

ACCIDENTS.—Yesterday several persons were treated at the North Infirmary for injuries received accidentally. A woman named Catherine Foley was standing on a chair, in her own house, when she lost her balance, tumbled, and broke one of her arms. Another woman, named Mary Kenny, was trying to separate two human furies in the North Main-street, when she was thrown to the ground. One of her arms was broken. A man, named John Murphy, was run over by a horse and car. One of his legs was broken. There were other persons treated for injuries of a less severe nature.

CATTLE FROM CORK EXPORTED DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL, 1878.— Cows, 2,299 ; bulls, 62 ; Oxen, 519 ; Calves, 3,089 ; sheep and lambs, 5,729 ; swine, 5,260 ; horses, 81 ; donkeys, 10.
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The Cork Examiner, 21 May 1878
(Before Messrs. JOHN O'SULLIVAN and J. E. STOKER.)
A MAN named William Dooley was charged by Constable Carroll with an attempt to indecently assault a girl named Bridget Sullivan, at seven o'clock on Sunday morning, on the Dyke.
   The woman deposed that she was coming to Mass, and met the prisoner, who acted indecently towards her, and attempted to knock her down. She resisted and screamed. The man failing in his attempt, ran away, and was followed by a Mr. Pierson, of the Lunatic Asylum, to whom the girl complained, and who succeeded in capturing the prisoner near the Western Road.
   Informations having been taken, the prisoner was returned for trial before the Recorder.
   An unfortunate named Mary Twomey, was charged by another of the same class named Hannah Sullivan, with having assaulted her on one of the days of the races, by striking her on the head with a stone. She was sent to gaol for one month.
   A man named Doe was fined 10s. or a week's imprisonment for drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
   Mary Ahern summoned her husband John Ahern for having assaulted her. On a previous occasion he had been bound to the peace for his bad conduct towards her. The assault having been proved, he was ordered to find bail for his future good conduct to the amount of £5, or go to gaol for a month.
   There were several cases of drunkenness. As they were first offences, a fine of 5s. was imposed in each case.
   In the case of John Williams, master of the schooner Hollywith, who was charged by an unfortunate woman named Anne Bell with having stabbed her with a knife on Friday night. She failing to produce evidence of the fact, the magistrates dismissed the charge.
   Mr. Blake appeared for the defendant.
   Detective-constable Shea put forward a soldier named John Carthy, and charged him with desertion from the Depot Battalion of the Royal Artillery, stationed at Kinsale. He said he arrested the prisoner at the Cork station of the Great Southern and Western Railway.
   The sergeant of his regiment having come forward to claim him, the prisoner was committed as a deserter.
   After some few unimportant cases, the court adjourned.

JUST after arriving, a large quantity of Table Potatoes, engaged to be of the best quality. They are all weighed—5 weights and 7 pounds in each sack. The purchasers will become the owners of the sacks. They will be sold in small drafts and delivered free. Apply to MICHAEL MARTIN, 25 Old George's Street, Cork (a few doors from the Post Office).

PATRONS of the above are respectfully informed that the Establishment is for the present Closed, undergoing necessary repairs.
   It will be completely refitted and newly furnished, and will at an early date be Re-opened, under entirely New Management.

   LONDON, MONDAY NIGHT.—I am informed that two of the Turkish regiments of Baker Pasha's command are led by Irishmen. One of these officers named Mathews, is a member of an old Tipperary family, for many years a Turkish Mussulman.
GENTLEMEN,—I beg to solicit your Votes for the office of Coroner. Having risked my liberty in the cause of the Tenant Farmers by exposing the cruel treatment of the Galtee tenants, I consider that I have established some claim on your support. If elected I will discharge the duties of the office faithfully and efficiently.
I remain, Gentlemen,            
Your Obedient Servant,        

THE HEIRS and Relatives of WILLIAM O'KEEFE, Painter, Lower Glanmire, and DAN O'KEEFE, South Parish Chapel, Cork, will hear something to their interest, by communicating at once to W. LIGON, Solicitor, Box 89, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

T O   B U I L D E R S
TENDERS are invited for sundry works in connection with Store Fixtures, &c. Plans and Specifications to be seen at the Office of the Architect, WILLIAM H. HILL, 63, South Mall, Cork.
   Tenders to be lodges at the C. D. L. Asylum, addressed to the Resident Medical Superintendent, on or before Eleven o'Clock, on Friday, the 24th Instant.
   The Lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted.
LAST evening the second race for the prize cup, presented to the Cork Bicycle Club by the President, took place, the course being, as on the former occasion, from Queenstown to Cork. The affair appeared to cause a considerable amount of interest, and a large number of people assembled about 6½ o'clock on the Lower Road to witness the end of the contest. The race was run under circumstances much less favourable than the first one, the consequence being that the pace was much slower. The winner of the first race did the distance in 1h. 0m. 25 secs., while last evening the winner had not won the race until 1h. 10m. 35 secs. after the time he started. There were five competitors—namely, Messrs. Dunne, Harris, Evans, Hilliard, and Atkins. They were handicapped as follows :—Harris started at scratch, Dunne got 23 secs., Evans got 2 min. 28 secs., Hilliard, 3 min. 48 secs., and Atkins, 5 min. 58 secs. Dunne started at 5h. 44m. 37 secs. p.m., and arrived at 6h. 55m. 12 secs. p.m.—time, 1h. 10m. 35 secs. Harris started at 5h. 45m. p.m., finished 6h. 56m. 16 secs. p.m.—time, 1 h. 11m. 16 secs. Hilliard started at 5h. 39m. 12 secs. p.m., and arrived at 7h. 7m. 5 secs. p.m.—time, 1 h. 27m. 53 secs. Evans and Atkins had not turned up at half-past seven. They all started up to time, and a good pace was kept up for awhile. Harris and Dunne passed Atkins at Carrigaloe and they also passed Hilliard near the Queenstown Junction. How or where Evans was passed no one can tell.
   When Dunne, who was already arrived at Dunkettle drawbridge, he found the bridge raised up, which caused him a delay of 1 m. 35 secs. The bridge having been lowered he started just half a minute before Harris came up. The wind was against the men the whole way, which accounts for the slowness of the race. Mr. M. D. Daly and Mr. James Foley acted as umpires, and Mr. E. Harding as judge and timekeeper.
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The Cork Examiner, 23 May 1878
   LONDON, WEDNESDAY NIGHT.—It is reported here that the Government are warned that the Russian flotilla in America will probably be employed in an attempt to land a Fenian expedition on the Irish coast.

KINSALE TOWN COMMISSIONERS.—A meeting of the above body took place on Monday evening for the purpose of deciding what steps should be taken with regard to the payment of the auditor's salary. Members present—Dr. Nunan (chairman) —Messrs. S. Lewis, D. Ahern, T. Crowley, and D. Riordan. A letter was received from the Local Government Board in reference to the matter. They (the Local Government Board) stated in the circular that they have made repeated applications for the auditor's salary, and that they hoped it would be paid now, the amount for the two years 1876-7, being £16 11 s. 6d. The acting secretary was directed to reply to the circular and inform the Local Government Board that the matter will be laid before the members at their next monthly meeting, and if any irregularity has occurred, it is through the illness of the secretary (Mr. Dempsey).—Correspondent.

PUBLIC PETITIONS.—Mr. Downing has presented petitions from the inhabitants of Castletowers, County Cork, to take into consideration the question of giving public support to the widows of seamen and mariners in the Navy.

BY PERMISSION of Major-General Hamilton, C.B., commanding Cork district, and under the patronage of Colonel Stevenson and officers of the 87th Regiment, the band will perform on Thursday, the 23rd, on the Promenade of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, from four to six o'clock (weather permitting).

INQUEST AT CHARLEVILLE.—Yesterday evening at five o'clock Mr. Coroner Daly and a respectable jury held an inquest in the Courthouse, Charleville, on the body of a man named John Hallaghan, who died suddenly on the morning of the 15th instant. Deceased was a feather monger, and for some time past had been addicted to drink. On the night of the 14th inst. he was drinking in town with some companions about twelve o'clock, and shortly after going to bed he took unwell. In the morning Dr. Cremen was sent for, but the unfortunate man expired just as the doctor arrived. Evidence having been given in accordance with these facts, the jury returned a verdict of “Death through excessive drinking.”

FERMOY UNION (WEDNESDAY)—Richard Carroll, Esq., J.P., Chairman of the Board, presided. The other guardians present were—Messrs. D. Buckley, Eugene Byrne, Nicholas Morrogh, John George Nason, J.P., Vice-chairman ; John William Washington Nason, John O'Sullivan, and Thomas Rice. Tenders for enclosing the graveyard of Templevalley having been read and considered, Jeremiah Morrison was declared contractor for the necessary work. A letter was read from the Local Government Board sanctioning the payment of three guineas to Dr. J. O'Neill Sisk for acting for one week as temporary substitute for the medical officer of the Ballinoe district during the illness of the latter. The supply of water to the village of Conna was taken into consideration. After some discussion, Mr. John William W. Nason was authorised to get the necessary borings made. Adjourned.—Fermoy Correspondent.

A CAR leaves Mitchelstown Every Morning, at Nine o'Clock for Kilmallock Station, where it arrives in time for the Train to Mallow and Cork ; it is also in time for the Train to Dublin, Waterford, &c. It returns from Kilmallock each day after the arrival of the Dublin Train at five minutes past Three.
   N.B.—Parcels sent by this Car will be delivered in Mitchelstown the same day they are received.
POISONING.—A man named Sullivan, employed at Messrs. Eustace's timber yard, Leitrim St., brought home as a treat to his family a hen that had been found dead. His employer believed it had been killed by a falling plank, and gave him permission to take it away. After the bird had been partially disposed of by two of the children and their aunt, a messenger arrived to state that other hens had been found dead in the yard, and that their deaths were attributable to their having partaken of some poison intended for rats. Soon afterwards alarming symptoms set in, the aunt vomited and one of the children complained of pain in his stomach. Accordingly the whole three repaired to the North Infirmary, where they were attended to, and after a time were all able to leave, though the house surgeon suggested the advisability of having one of the children remain, lest any further symptoms requiring prompt treatment might arise.

THE Sisters of Mercy, Dungarvan, thankfully acknowledge the receipt of £3 from the Very Rev. Dr. CLEARY for the Benefit of the Poor, half this sum being the Gift of an Irish Gentleman in England through A. M. SULLIVAN, Esq., M.P., and the other half being Dr. CLEARY'S own Gift.

THE Treasurer of the Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Dungarvan thankfully acknowledges the receipt of £3 from the Very Rev. Dr. CLEARY for the Benefit of the Poor, half this sum being the Gift of an Irish Gentleman in England per A. M. SULLIVAN, Esq., M.P., the other half being Dr. CLEARY'S own Gift.

THE President of the Total Abstinence Guild of St. Nicholas in Dungarvan thankfully acknowledges the receipt of £4 from the Very Rev. Dr. CLEARY, Two pounds being the Gift of an Irish Gentleman in England per A. M. SULLIVAN, Esq., M.P., and Two pounds being Dr. CLEARY'S own Gift.

LOST on 10, 5mo., 1878, Overcoat, Dark Green Melton, with silk velvet collar to match ; black satin sleeve lining, with black Italian cloth lining body ; two outside pockets, with outside breast-pocket and a ticket-pocket to the right ; 5s. reward. Apply at Office of this paper.

MR. CORNELIUS E. SHEEHY begs to inform the nobility, clergy, and gentry, that he has become the Proprietor of the above-named Hotel, which has been magnificently fitted up for the season, no expense being spared to secure for its visitors all the comforts and accommodations of an attractive and first-class Hotel.
   Visitors will have the advantage of a Posting Establishment in connection with the Hotel, and a Waggonette will leave every morning for Listowel, to meet the Mail Car to and from Tralee.
   The Proprietor hopes by his own careful and unremitting attention to the wants and comforts of his visitors, to give general satisfaction and secure for his Hotel a large share of public patronage.
   Ballybunion, 11th May, 1878.
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