The Cork Examiner, 1 October 1878
YESTERDAY the remains of this estimable gentleman were laid to rest in their last resting place in the old churchyard at Inniscarra, amidst the tears of his sorrowing tenantry. For some time back the deceased nobleman was suffering acutely from gout, and it was thought advisable by his friends and medical advisers that he should have a change of air. In accordance with this desire he went about a fortnight since to Buxton in Derbyshire, and it was hoped that a change for the better would have been effected, but, unfortunately, he was seized with a very bad attack that terminated fatally on Wednesday last. The announcement of the event was received with genuine sorrow by the inhabitants of the district in which the nobleman had resided for many years, and much sympathy was expressed with the family of the deceased. As a landlord he endeared himself by his kindness and generosity, and many stores are now told of his good nature and his dealings with his numerous tenantry. As a proprietor of a large property he had many persons under him, and always treated them in the best possible manner. He leaves an only son, who inherits the property and title, and who promises to follow faithfully in the footsteps of his father. Yesterday morning, at ten o'clock, the funeral started from the residence of the deceased baronet at Blarney. The procession was headed by a large body of the tenantry from Blarney and other districts, followed by a carriage containing the Rev. Canon Jellett, Rev. Mr. Grant, and Rev. Mr. Herrick. Then came the bier, drawn by four horses, the coffin being of solid oak, surmounted by wreaths of white roses exquisitely arranged. The pall bearers were six of the domestic attendants, and immediately after the bier came the family carriage, in which were Sir George St. John Colthurst (only son of the deceased), Colonels Colthurst (brothers of the deceased), Mr. Bruce (son-in-law of the deceased). Amongst the general public who were present were—Sir Thomas Tobin, Mr. Quaile Hawkes, Mr. Richard Morris, J.P. ; Mr. H. L. Tivy, Mr. H. B. O'Sullivan, J.P. ; Mr. Robert Townsend, Mr. Wm. S. Crawford, Mr. R. Harris, J.P. ; Mr. R. Scott, J.P. ; Mr. H. L. Young, J.P. ; Mr. R. Y. Penrose Fitzgerald, J.P., D.L.; Mr. Samuel Murray Hussey, J.P. ; Mr. D. F. Leahy, D.L. ; Mr. Victor Roche, Mr. E. Newenham, M'Carthy O'Leary, J.P., D.L. ; Mr. J. F. Newenham, Mr. M. T. O'Keeffe, Dr., E. Townsend, Dr. J. A. Eames, Mr. Wm. Johnson, Sec. Grand Jury ; Mr. Noble Johnson, Mr. J. A. Ransome, Secretary Fishery Conservators ; — Grainger, Clerk, Petty Sessions, Macroom ; Mr. R. Barter, J.P. ; Mr. Capt. Fagan, J.P. ; Mr. E. Corcoran, P.L.G. ; Mr. J. Marsh, Captain Woodley, J.P. ; Mr. L. S. Beamish, Mr. R. D. Hare, J.P. ; Mr. Stopford, Mr, Nicholas Mahoney, J.P. ; Mr. T. Mahoney, Mr. Arthur Mahoney, Captain Pigott Beamish, Rev. Fr. Murray, P.P., Cloghroe ; Mr. F. Foott, Sir Geo. Penrose, Captain Sarsfield, D.L., High Sheriff ; Dr. Donovan, Ballincollig, Mr. J. Hegarty, P.L.G., Millstreet ; Mr. D. Ahern, Mr. John Heffernan, Mr. Patrick Heffernan, Captain R. Tonson Rye, J.P. ; Mr. Devonshire Hawkes ; Rev. Mr. Kirchoffer ; Mr. Kirchoffer [sic], Mr. Peter Fitzgerald, Mr. W. R. Meade, J.P. ; Mr. Joseph Pike, Mr. P. Curry, Imperial Hotel ; Mr. John Arnott, Rev. Mr. Rice, Mr. Martin Hayes, Mr. N. Jackson, C.E., Mr. R. Walker, jun., &c., &c. There were a vast number of tenants and people of the surrounding districts followed the remains to the churchyard. While the cortege was passing through the villages of Blarney, Cloghroe and Ardrum, the shops were closed and the people showed by their demeanour the grief they felt. At one o'clock the churchyard was reached and the burial service having been read by Canon Jellett, the remains of the deceased gentleman were deposited in the family vault in the quiet churchyard of Inniscarra.

PRESENTATION.—In another column it will be seen that an address was presented to Mr. Edwd. Sheehan by his friends in the Cork Young Men's Society on the occasion of his promotion to a position of responsibility and trust in the Limerick House of John Daly & Co., Limited. Mr. Sheehan occupied the position of senior warden in one of the principal guilds of the society, and his well wishers availed of the occasion to present him with a magnificent gold watch and chain as a tribute of the esteem in which he is held by them.
SALE OF A LICENSED HOUSE AND SIX ACRES OF LAND.—Mr. Linehan sold by auction on Saturday last the owner's interest in the lease of a licensed house, and land, with seven small cottages, situate at Cloghroe, within six miles of Cork, held for 57 years, unexpired, at £12 16s. 10d. a year. After much keen competition it was knocked down to Mr. Wm. Cashman for £605. The other bidders were Mr. R. Harrington, Mr. Robert Walsh, Mr. P. Kelleher, and Mr. Deane. Messrs. J. C. & A. Blake, solicitors, had the carriage of the sale.

BICYCLING.—We have been requested to state that the hour of starting of the Bicycle Meet of to-day, announced to start at 4.50, should have been 3.50.

TRALEE BUTTER MARKET—SATURDAY.—There were 600 firkins in market to-day. Prices were from £3 8s. to £4 per firkin.

   At the Police Court, Portsmouth, on yesterday, George William Padbury was brought up on remand charged with theft and forgery. The prisoner had been employed under Major Taylor, Secretary to the Royal Naval Club at Portsmouth, and when sent to the bank with monies, had kept the cash, and entered the amounts in the pass book as having been paid into the bank, the defalcations amounting to nearly £500. In addition the prisoner was now charged with having forged the secretary's name. He was again remanded for a week as, owing to the serious nature of the charge, considerable time was needed to get up the case.

LAST night Miss Eloise Juno appeared as “Leah.” Her acting was very good, and in some of the scenes she displayed an amount of real dramatic power, such as must not be expected from any but a clever, well trained actress. Miss Juno's voice is powerful, rather than sympathetic. She manages it well, except that she too frequently allows the high-pitched tone of complaint to dominate in her utterance. As a whole, her performance of “Leah,” is most praiseworthy. She is supported by a company of fair, average ability. The “Rudolph” of last night was equal to the part—his acting being in some passages very satisfactory—but his wig was ridiculous. “The Green Bushes” is the play for to-night, and if the company are to be taken on their merits, they will be greeted by a crowded house. Last night Miss Juno was several times called before the curtain.

THE POET LAUREATE.—Tennyson, the Laureate, visited Mallow during the past week. He spent a considerable time on the castle grounds, and much admired the rock, so beautifully situated over the Blackwater.

MALLOW CATHOLIC CHURCH.—In accordance with a requisition signed by the principal Catholic inhabitants of the parish of Mallow, and addressed to the Venerable Archdeacon O'Regan, P.P., V.G., calling upon him to convene a meeting for the purpose of establishing a proper choir for the church, on Sunday, immediately after last Mass, a meeting was held in the Vestry Room, at which the Venerable Archdeacon O'Regan presided. Amongst those present were—Rev. A. Morrissey, C.C. ; Rev. P. A. Sheehan, C.C. ; Messrs. J. Gallaher, J.P. ; J. Foley, J. O'Mara, E. Nagle, J. Nagle, C. Buckley, J. A. Connell, P. Kelly, P. J. Sheehan, C. Hayes, M. M'Carthy, J. Johns, J. Griffin, R. Wallace. The Chairman presumed that the attention of the subscribers to the requisition forwarded to him was called to the great want of music in the Mallow Church. He felt this want greatly himself from time to time. Small surrounding parishes had their choirs. He thought they had at last adopted the proper plan to establish a choir. There must be some teacher who must be a paid person. At present you cannon introduce an organ into the Church without it being enlarged, and improved with a steeple in addition to the front of it. Mr. Foley—That you may live to see that, at any rate. Mr. Nagle acquiesced with the Archdeacon in his views upon the subject. The Chairman recommended that a competent organist be immediately advertised for in the Freemen's Journal, Cork Examiner, and Cork Herald, which suggestion was unanimously adopted, after which the proceedings were brought to a close.

   A very sharp thing was done at sea last night. The Danish brig Johanna, laden with palm oil, from the African coast, spoke with the barque Forest, of St. John's, and the captain of the former vessel solicited that he should be taken off with his crew, and this was done. The captain of the Forest as soon as they were transferred, sent some of his own crew aboard the brig to take her into port, and they reached Falmouth to-night. The brig's crew abandoned their vessel because of her having six feet of water in her hold.
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The Cork Examiner, 5 October 1878
   The grand and imposing ceremony of the religious profession of two young ladies of this parish, and the reception of a third from the parish of Athea, took place here on Wednesday last. The Lord Bishop of the diocese, the Most Rev. Dr. Butler, assisted by the Rev. William Casey, C.C., Abbeyfeale, said Mass on the occasion, after which the postulant put off the gay attire of the world and was clothed like her two happy companions in the modest garments of the meek, gentle Sister of mercy, and thus became vested in the humble garb of religion. The three happy aspirants after evangelical perfection resolved to become spouses of Christ and imitators of Mary—to devote the remainder of their days to the education of youthful innocents, to bring them up in the ways of usefulness, virtue and religion—to be in reality Sisters of Mercy, by soothing the anguish of disease, ministering to the cravings of want, and cheering, by their holy presence, the last moments of suffering humanity. The names of the young ladies professed were Miss Lizzie Broderick, in religion Sister Mary Joseph, third daughter now professed in that Mercy Convent of William P. Broderick, Esq., Abbeyfeale, and niece of John P. Broderick, Esq., solicitor, Tralee, and Miss Ellie Curtin, in religion Sister Mary Gonzaga, third daughter of the late John Curtin, Esq., Ballybehy, and sister of C. J. Curtin, Esq., solicitor, Abbeyfeale.
   The young lady who received the white veil was Miss Sheehy, daughter of Edward Sheehy. Esq., Cratloe. After the ceremony his lordship and the accompanying clergymen, with the numerous friends of the above ladies, retired to a grand and spacious room, tastefully prepared and exquisitely decorated by the good sisters of the community, where a sumptuous dejeuner awaited them. Amongst the assembled guests were—his Lordship the Bishop of Limerick, the very Rev. Dr. Coughlan, P.P., Abbeyfeale ; Rev. Wm. Mulcahy, C.C., do. ; the Rev. Dr. Greene, C.C., Coolcappa ; Rev. Father Conway, C.C., Templeglentue ; Rev. Father Condatt, C.C., Athea ; A. Toole, Esq., Dublin ; Miss Ellis, Windsor, England ; Miss Lizzie Ellis, Glenas, Rone House ; Miss Diana Creagh Harnett, Moynaha, Abbeyfeale ; John P. Broderick, do. ; C. J. Curtin, Esq., solicitor, Abbeyfeale, Mrs. J. Curtin, Ballynehy ; Dr. M'Carthy, Abbeyfeale ; Mrs. M'Carthy, do. ; the Misses O'Reilly, do. ; Wm. P. Broderick, Esq., Mrs. Wm. Broderick, Master Pat Broderick, Tralee ; Mr. Naish, Kilbreny ; Mrs. Naish, do., the Misses Naish, do. ; Miss Maggie Broderick, Miss Molony, Miss Harnett, Bridgemount ; Miss O'Sullivan, Miss Nolan, Mr. Joseph O'Sullivan, Mrs. O'Sullivan, Mr. Michael Ahern, Athea ; Mrs. Aherne [sic], do. ; Mr. P. O'Driscoll, Kanturk ; the Misses O'Driscoll, do. ; Mr. Thomas Roche, Tullyoline ; Miss Roche, do. ; Mr. Edward Sheehy, Crathloe, Athea ; Mr. J. P. Woulfe, Mr. Thomas Curtin, Ballycomane ; the Misses Curtin, Mrs. Geary, Limerick ; the [sic] Mrs. Sheehy, Newcastle, Mr. William Hurley, Athea ; Mr. Sheehy, jun., do.

QUEENSTOWN TOWN COMMISSIONERS.—The weekly committee meeting of the above board was held yesterday, James William Scott, Chairman, presided. Also present—Sir George Miloro, Patrick Callaghan, Joseph Fitzgerald, R. O'Driscoll, D. Cahill, and D. Twomey, The cheques having been passed for the week's expenditure, Mr. Twomey suggested that the upper road from Scotch Church to Rushbrook should be planted with trees ; it would be ornamental in time to come, and cooling in the summer months. The Chairman coincided, and directed the Clerk to Mr. James Deane on the subject.—Adjourned.

CHARGE OF LARCENY.—A man named Hogan and his wife were, on Thursday, arrested at Kildorrery, on a charge of having stolen about £4 from the shop of Mr. John Ryan, Bridge-street, Mallow. The supposed guilty party were lodged in the Mallow bridewell, where they will await their trial until the next Petty Sessions.

WEATHER.—The weather in the harbour during the forenoon was very fine. After sunset a thick fog set in which still prevails, with Scotch mist. The gun at Daunt's Rock could be heard booming out the dangerous signals of “Land ho!”

OUTWARD MAILS.—The White Star Co.'s royal mail s.s. Britannic arrived in the harbour yesterday morning, from Liverpool, after a rapid passage down channel. Immediately on arrival the Commodore, Captain H. H. Perry, ordered all the boats to be immediately lowered, which was done in the presence of the passengers, in a most incredibly short time (less than a minute). This was for “drill,” which gave the passengers much pleasure, and, as it were, a confidence in the efficiency of the crew if an occasion on the passage arose. The ship having embarked mails and the Irish passengers, proceeded for New York—all well.

MILITARY.—Her Majesty's troopship Crocodile, arrived in the harbour yesterday from Portsmouth.
TOWN COUNCIL.—An assembly of the Council of the Borough of Cork, will be held on Monday next, to transact the following business :—To read correspondence. To consider the minutes of the following committees, viz. : The Law and Finance Committee ; Standing Committee, which include the following recommendations : removal of projection at Wood's-lane, near Lancasterian School ; to widen and improve Peter's Church-lane, as originally contemplated by No. 2 Improvement Scheme ; to extend sewers in Crowley's-lane ; to raise and reform Henry-street ; that 30 feet wide of the middle of the Grand Parade, from Patrick-street to Great George's-street be macadamised ; Tolls and Markets ; Public Health ; the Waterworks Committee, which includes a recommendation that application be made to Parliament for power to borrow £30,000 for new reservoir and new pumping machinery ; Sub-Clothing Committee, which recommends that Mr. Hurley's tender for clothing for the waterworks men be accepted at £3 9s. 9d. per suit ; to consider motion of which notice given by Ald. Sir George Penrose, that a Gas Committee be appointed.

WANTED Twenty experienced Paper Bag Makers for a London House ; permanent Employment, and London prices paid. Apply to Mrs. M'Sweeney, Servants' Agency, 7, Pembroke Street.

WANTED—By a Young Girl a situation in a respectable Bar or Grocery Business ; can be well recommended ; unexceptional reference can be given. Apply to W. M., stating terms, Office of this paper.

A RETIRED HEAD-CONSTABLE Wants a Situation as Store-keeper, Librarian, Collector of Rents, Overseeing and Paying of Workmen, or any Situation requiring trust. Address Thomas Denham, 27, Grenville Quay.

TO BE SOLD—The Coal Stores, Dwelling Houses and Premises Nos. 4 and 5, Wandesford Street, Clarke's Bridge and No. 31, Hanover Street, Cork, where the late James and Edward Sweeny carried on the Coal Trade, also the Business and Stock. The Premises are held under long leases at low rents. Apply to B. Franklin, Solicitor, 46, South Mall, Cork.

DESIRABLE FARM and RESIDENCE—To be Let at Beechmount, old Ballincollig Road, a Farm of Thirty Acres, with House and Walled-in Garden. For terms apply to M'Carthy Barry, Agency Offices, 78, South Mall.

            TIMOTHY COUGHLAN, Chairman.
            WM. N. M'GARRY, Treasurer.
            THOMAS RYAN, Secretary.
AT the request of the Members of the above Committee the undersigned Bacon Merchants and Pig Buyers of Cork, Limerick, and Waterford, beg to inform Farmers and Pig Feeders in general, that they will attend to purchase Pigs on the Market Days only ; as they disapprove of the practice of buying on the day before the Market.
   CORK.—Messrs. Lunham and Co., Thompson and Co., Stoker and Co., Coates and Co., John Murphy and Son, John Murphy, — Nevile and James Murphy, Michael Murphy, — O'Brien, Jeremiah Nagle, Michael Nagle, Charles Forde, Michael Sweeney, John Sweeney, David Nagle, Dan Mahony.
   WATERFORD.—Messrs. Martin Arthur, Joseph Gaule, Walter Donnelly, Patrick Henebery, James Henebery, Thomas Walsh, James Dalton, Joseph Walsh, John Caulfield, Paul Caulfield, Nicholas Caulfield, Peter Egan, John Walsh, W. Herrick, John Herrick, David Galligan, Thomas Walsh, S. Kenny, Edmond Kenney, Daniel Bowe, John Bowe, Denis Doolan, Wm. Doolan, Joseph Doolan, John Dooley, Michael Egan, Patrick Walsh, E. Kenny, James Barry, John Barry, Wm. Hanrahan, David Grant, Bryan Cunningham, junr., Michael Grant, Patrick Larkin, Thomas Cunningham, E. White, Martin Arthur, Michael Cunningham, Thomas Donnelly, Thos. Linehan, Cornelius Hogan, Edward Donnelly, John Maher, Joseph Walsh, Wm. O'Day, W. Maher, John M'Evoy, John Murrey, Patrick Murrey, James Larkin, Richard Grant, Wm. O'Neill, John Kelly, Wm. O'Neill [sic], Charles Slattery, David Hughes, James Hughes, P. Maher.
   LIMERICK.—Messrs. Shaw & Sons, Messrs. Denny & Sons, Matterson & Sons, Louis Foley, John Gilligan, Richard Gleeson, John Mulcahy, &c., &c.
   Buttevant, 1877
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The Cork Examiner, 8 October 1878
[Before Messrs. H. R. CONRON and J. S. MACLEOD.]
OVER twenty persons charged with drunkenness were fined in sums varying from 2s. 6d. to 5s. each.
   Three boys named Michael Barry, John Ahern, and Bartholomew Cotter were charged with having maliciously broken the windows of a house belonging to Mr. J. Crawford, on the 14th ult.
   A boy names Charles Tewkesbury deposed that at about five o'clock, on the evening of the 14th ult., he saw the defendants, who had dogs with them, throwing stones for a long time at the windows. They broke twenty-two panes of glass.
   Mr. Crawford said that each pane was worth over 2s.
   The defendants denied that they were near the place at all on the evening mentioned.
   Mr. Macleod said that they had been guilty of a very wanton and malicious outrage, and deserved very severe punishment for it.
   The defendants were each fined 1s. and 1s, 6d. costs, and ordered to pay 17s. each, compensation for the injury done, in default to go to gaol for 14 days.

   BOOTH—On the 5th inst., at Ashton Cottage, Blackrock, the wife of Robert Booth, of a daughter.
   LOUGHNAN—On the 5th inst., at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Killarney, the wife of John Maher Loughnan, Esq., A.B., Millstreet, of a son.
   KAVANAGH—October 3, at 54, Caledonia-terrace, Beggar's Bush, county Dublin, the wife of Thomas C. Kavanagh, of a daughter.
   RAYLEIGH—October 2, at Terling-place, London, the Lady Rayleigh, of a son.
   VAUGHAN-ARBUCKLE—September 24, at Craigend, Edinburgh, the wife of Major J. Vaughan-Arbuckle, Royal Marines, of a daughter.

   M'CARTNEY—O'DONNELL—October 3, by special license, at Larkfield, county Leitrim, Abraham M'Cartney, Ulster Bank, Manorhamilton, to Kate Francis [sic], third daughter of the late John O'Donnell, Esq., J.P.
   O'CARROLL—DUGUE—September 25, at the Catholic Church, Kingstown, Martin O'Carroll, L.M., Sch. T.C.D., Clane, ex-Surgeon in the French Army, 16th Corps, Army of the Loire, Franco-Prussian War, only son of Martin O'Carroll, Esq., late of Auburn House, Athlone, to Madame J. Dugue, widow of the late Fleurian Dugue, of Paris.

   SHANAHAN—On the 6th inst., at 19, Summer-hill South, Nora, the beloved wife of W. Shanahan, aged 88 years. Funeral for St. Joseph's Cemetery, at 9 o'clock a.m., to-day (Tuesday). —R.I.P. 
   GRAY—On the 6th inst., at Devonshire-place, Youghal, the residence of her son-in-law, Thomas D. Pim, Elizabeth, widow of James Gray, late Manager of the Provincial Bank.
   DORAN—On the 6th inst., at Flesk Priory, Killarney, Anna Maria Frances, the dearly beloved daughter of Henry Doran, Esq., aged 18 years.—R.I.P.
   AHEARNE—October 3, at Kilkee, after a lingering illness, Rev. J. Ahearne, O.M.I.
   BEAHAN—October 4, at 50, Rutland-square, Dublin, Mr. John Beahan.
   BRENNAN—October 3 at the residence of her mother, 15, Albert-road, Sandycove, Kingstown, Ida Mary Frances Brennan, youngest daughter of the late James V. D. Brennan, Esq., V.S., formerly of Jockey Hall, Curragh Camp, county Kildare.
   CANAVAN—October 4, at 53 Lower Sheriff-street, Dublin, William, the beloved son of James and Sarah Canavan, aged 4 years.
   GERAGHTY—October 3, at his residence, Northumberland- avenue, Kingstown, William Geraghty, Esq., aged 73 years.
   O'SHAUGHNESSY—October 4, at 26, Newfoundland-street, Dublin, Mary O'Shaughnessy, the wife of Patrick O'Shaughnessy.

PASSAGE DISPENSARY COMMITTEE.—At the usual monthly meeting of the above, held yesterday at Passage, the members present were—Messrs. D. Cagney (in the chair),—Patten, D. J. Riordan, Thomas P. Stamers, Major Wm. Howe, and Wm. Parker. Mr. Parker asked the committee to appoint a day for the discussion of the new Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act. He aid it was a most important thing, and fully deserved the attention of the committee. It would be well for everybody that the act should be followed out. After some discussion on the subject it was decided that Monday next be the day appointed for discussing the matter. Mr. Stamers said, before they entered into the business of the committee, he had a matter to bring before the members. The public nurse, Mrs. Naggs, who received the sum of £25 annually, had been found helplessly drunk on the street, and had been fined 10s. on last court day. Mr. Parker—Put it down in writing and send it to the Board of Guardians. Major Howe—I second Mr. Stamers' proposition. A resolution was then drawn up to the effect that the conduct of the nursetender be brought before the board and inquired into. This was forwarded to the board. The proposal of Mr. Parker and Miss Boland to bring the main water pipe close to the Green, so as to run connecting pipes from the houses, received the approval of the committee.—Adjourned.
QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on yesterday before Messrs. W. E. Gumbleton (in the chair), J. N. Beamish, C. Garfit, and W. R. Starkie, R.M.—Edward Cotter, seaman, for being drunk was fined 7s. 6d. and costs. A prostitute named Ellen Wallace, for being drunk and disorderly, was sent to gaol for a month with hard labour. Henry Engeld, seaman, was put forward by Const. Haren, charged with being drunk and disorderly, and also with having broken in the shop window of Mr. M'Intosh, hair-cutter, on Saturday night last. For being drunk and disorderly he was fined 5s., and Mr. M'Intosh having proved the injury done his window and goods, he was to pay 1s. fine, 30s. compensation, and 10s. costs.—Adjourned.
MALLOW ATHLETIC SPORTS.—On Sunday it was the prevailing opinion in Mallow that the “Sunday Closing Bill” would come into operation, and some of our friends who dissented from the bill on “political principles,” established athletic sports, which came off at Spa Glen, in a field kindly given for the events by Mr. Thomas W. Priestly. The day was just suited for outdoor amusement, and the rare treat of sports in the neighbourhood was availed of by the general public. Mr. W. P. M'Carthy acted as starter ; Messrs. P. Kelly, judge ; J. Barry, time-keepers. 1st race—distance 100 yards—Won by Mr. D. J. Galvin ; Mr. J. O'Neill, 2nd. Two ran. Prize—£3 Time—eleven seconds. Hop, step, and jump—won by Mr. D. J. Galvin. Distance 41ft. 11in. ; Mr. J. M. M'Carthy, second ; distance, 41ft. five competed. High jump—won by Mr. D. J. Galvin ; height 5ft. 3½in. Throwing the light weight—won by Mr. C. Jones. This latter event brought the sports to a close. —Correspondent.

(Before Messrs. F. Mullen, M. Unkles, and A. M'Ostrich.)
   Margaret Sheedy, an old woman, was put forward by Sub-constable Brennan, 60, charged with the larceny of a satin petticoat, value 21s. 6d., from the establishment of Messrs. Cash and Co. The sub-constable stated that on Saturday he arrested the prisoner on the South Mall, as she had a very suspicious appearance. He searched her, and found in her possession a satin petticoat, which he subsequently found to have been taken from Messrs. Cash and Co.'s. An assistant at Cash's recognised the petticoat, and the prisoner did not deny the charge. Head-constable Shea stated that he had had the prisoner up fifty times before for similar offences in Limerick and elsewhere. She was sent for trial before the Recorder.
   Jane Scanlon was put forward by Sub- constable 32, charged with having committed an assault on her husband on the 19th September. The husband deposed that on the day in question the prisoner came to his house and assaulted him, and repeated the assault on the following day. They had lived apart for some time back. in reply to Mr. Deyoe, who appeared for the defence, the prosecutor said that he gave her an allowance of 5s. a week. His wife had frequently made promises of amendment before, but she never kept them. The prisoner having promised not to interfere with the prosecutor again, the case was adjourned sine die to see how the prisoner would fulfil her promise.
   This was a summons at the suit of Patrick Stackpoole (the man who was acquitted on the ground of insanity of the murder of his mother-in-law at the last assizes) against John Bennett, Jeremiah Sullivan, and John Mulcahy, trustees of the “Emerald Isle Court,” of the Ancient Order of Foresters' Friendly Society, for £4 4s., being the amount of 14 weeks' sick pay due by them to the plaintiff. Mr. J. T. O'Connell appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. A. Blake for the defendants. Mr. O'Connell said that the allowance had been stopped on the ground of the complainant having been convicted of an offence in the Court of Assize. Mr. Blake applied that the case should be adjourned for a week, as the defendants had only been served with the summons on Saturday, and the secretary to the society was sick and unable to attend. The case was accordingly adjourned for a week. —Adjourned.
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The Cork Examiner, 21 October 1878
Limerick, Saturday Evening.    
   Last night an old man named Ahern, lodging at a house in Fitzgerald's Court, Lower Cornwallis-street, was, shortly after retiring to his room to go to bed, heard speaking in a loud voice and using such words as “I'll do it,” &c. A woman rushed up stairs and entering the room found the unfortunate man hacking himself with a razor. Blood was issuing freely from one of his legs, the right arm was also cut. The woman gave an alarm, but although a crowd collected no one had the courage to enter and protect the suicide from himself. The police having been communicated with, Acting-constable Wells and Sub-constable Rolleston arrived just in time to prevent Ahern cutting his throat, which he was attempting just as they seized hold of him. He was taken to the William street Police station and conveyed from thence to the Workhouse hospital, where he was placed under the care of Dr. M. O'Connor. When sufficiently recovered he will be brought before the magistrates.
   A sad accident occurred this morning at Trough Castle, County Clare, by which a farmer named Bernard, lost his life. It would appear that this morning before daylight made its appearance Bernard left his house for the purpose of bringing a load of corn to Limerick for sale. He had hold of the horse by the bridle, and as he was passing Trough Castle the horse shied at something on the road and dashed off at great speed. Bernard was struck on the neck by the shaft of the car, and he was knocked under one of the wheels which rolled over him, crushing his body so terribly that he died in a few minutes. The deceased was, we are informed, brother to the young man who fell off a load of turf some months since, and was killed.
   At the City Petty Sessions yesterday, a young French woman named Stellina Gambetta appeared on the table, and complained that her husband had deserted her, leaving herself and four children without support.
   Mr. Leahy, who appeared for the complainant, said the latter was married to a German for eight years. They had lived very happily while in Germany, but on coming to Ireland he changed. He treated her savagely on many occasions, oftentimes assaulting her without any provocation on her part. On coming to Limerick he formed the acquaintance of another woman. The defendant was before the Court last Friday, charged with assaulting his wife. It was alleged some improper intimacy existed between the defendant and some other woman.
   Alderman Phillips wished to correct Mr. Leahy. There was no evidence of any such improper intimacy given. There were imputations, and that was all.
   Mr. Leahy—The proof is that he has left town with this woman.
   Mr. M'Donnell—Where is he gone?
   Witness—To Waterford, I heard. I received a telegram from him the other morning, asking me to go to Waterford and not say anything about his leaving town.
   Ald. Phillips (to Mr. Leahy)—What do you apply for now?
   Mr. Leahy—There is no good in applying for a warrant for his arrest.
   Witness—I would not wish to have him arrested but to get him to bring him back to support me and my four children.
   Sub-Inspector Byrne said there should be a conviction and a warrant issued for his arrest.
   Dr. O'Shaughnessy thought it a very bad case.
   Mr. M'Namara—I believe Mr. Coleman, the auctioneer, has some money keeping for her husband.
   Dr. O'Shaughnessy—Could that money be retained for her?
   Mr. M'Namara—I presume Mr. Coleman will have no objection to keep it.
   A warrant was issued for the arrest of the absconding husband.
   CITY POLICE COURT.—At the City Police Court today, before Mr. Felix M'Carthy, R.M., an unfortunate, for having been found drunk on the public streets, was fined 10s. and costs with the alternative of seven days' imprisonment. Another unfortunate named Mary Kennedy, for a similar offence, with the addition of being on the same occasion disorderly, was ordered a month's imprisonment with hard labour without the option of a fine. After the disposal of two more cases of drunkenness the court adjourned.

   Hake beat Nabob ; Wedding Tour beat Handsome Dick ; Freddy beat Defence ; Violet beat Charley ; Scut beat Centre of Gravity ; Forward Still beat Memory ; Dolly Mayflower, a bye.
   Hake beat Wedding Tour ; Freddy beat Forward ; Scut, a bye.
   The coursing will be resumed to-day at eleven o'clock.

   The Cork Harriers will meet at 11 o'clock on Tuesday 22nd, at Ballyskerdane ; Friday 25th, Ballyvorisheen.
Tralee, Saturday Evening.    
   SHIPPING CASUALTY.—On yesterday (Friday) morning the ship Red Cross, of Glasgow, 900 tons register (Milles, master), from Liverpool to New York, in ballast, went ashore during a gale of wind near Ballinaskelligs, on the west coast of Kerry, quite convenient to the telegraph station. The crew were saved, but the vessel is likely to become a total wreck.
   This morning the body of a man named Enright, who was drowned on last Sunday week, the 6th instant, at the Samphire Roads, was found floating not far from the “small island” on which is the lighthouse. The body of poor David Houran, the other man drowned, has not yet been recovered.
   THE WEATHER.—The weather for the past few days was very fine, considering the season of the year.
Killarney, Saturday.    
   One of the worst assaults that has been committed in the neighbourhood of this town for many years past, was perpetrated on the evening of Tuesday last, the cattle fair day. As a young man, named Cornelius Moynihan, was proceeding home to Minish, about the hour of 10½ o'clock on that evening, he was set upon and waylaid to such effect that little hopes of his recovery are anticipated. During the occurrence his skull was fractured, and a portion of his brains was visible. On the following day Constable Quin and two more policemen arrested three men, two brothers named Forham, and a third named Sullivan, who, having been confronted before Mr. Bodkin, R.M., were remanded for eight days pending the present dangerous condition of the injured man who has been attended by Dr. Hickson.
   These sessions, which commenced from the 9th to the 15th instant, had to be adjourned by the chairman, Mr. W. O'Connor Morris, until after the termination of the Tralee Quarter Sessions. On Thursday his honour opened the Cahirciveen Sessions.
   At the Rathmore monthly Petty Sessions on yesterday, before Mr. S. M. Hussey, chairman, and Mr. D. G. Bodkin, R.M., Constable Wylde, of Killarney, had Frances Kelleher, a publican residing at Headfort, summoned for a breach of the Licensing Act. The constable had been on duty at Headfort on the 29th instant, and at the hour of 10 o'clock in the morning he found the defendant's house open and persons drinking in it on the day in question, Sunday. A fine of £1, to be recorded on the back of the license, was imposed.
   At the annual election of the four outgoing members by rotation of this body no contest took place.

   Major John Bellamy, 2nd Battalion, 17th Regt. blew his brains out at Shorncliffe Camp last night with a gun. He had been in a very depressed state of mind for several weeks and was about going on sick leave.

   As the train was approaching Wolverhampton yesterday morning the driver observed that danger signals were on. He sounded a whistle and receiving no answer sent to the signal-box where the signal-man, John Gattrel, was found lying dead. It is supposed he died in a fit.

(Mr. R. C. Pratt, in the chair.)
   Other magistrates present—Messrs. M. C. Cramer and G. R. Cronin, R.M.
   The guardians of the Kinsale Union again charged John Savage for not getting his child vaccinated.
   Mr. Savage did not appear.
   Andrew Whitelaw, in reply to the bench, deposed that he was the officer appointed by the guardians to carry the provisions of the Vaccination Act into execution, and as far as he knew Helena Savage was not vaccinated up to the present.
   Dr. Dorman, Registrar, in reply, said—I have received no certificate to prove that the child is vaccinated. She was born on the 17th December, 1876, and as far as I know she is not vaccinated up to the present.
   The defendant was fined £1 and costs, or a fortnight's imprisonment, without hard labour.
   Mr. J. Williams made an application to the bench to grant a renewal of the wholesale license held by Messrs. Beamish & Crawford in Kinsale.
   The application was granted.
   Timothy Keohane applied for an order from the bench to enter upon the lands of Timothy Donovan and use the stuff thereon in filling up the foundation of the new western bridge that he is building.
   The order was granted, but Keohane was reminded that he should pay any surface damage done to the land.
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