The Cork Examiner, 4 September 1878
THE magistrates present at these sessions were Major Wm. Howe (in the chair) ; Messrs. Thomas P. Stamers, C. B. Martin, R. Roberts, W. R. Starkie, R.M., and Captain Johnson, R.M.
   Constable Schweltzer summoned Miss Anne Swan, of Monkstown, for having permitted a dog to go at large without a log or muzzle. This was the third time the case had been brought before the magistrates, and the defendant had been fined twice already.
   In consideration of the latter fact, the bench thought it better to adjourn the case for a week and if, in the meantime, the dog was not muzzled, they would inflict the fullest penalty.
   Mr. Parkinson, secretary of the Cork and Passage Railway, appeared on behalf of the above company to prosecute two respectable young men, named David and Daniel Cleary, brothers, for having got over the wall of the railway when the train was in motion. Mr. Parkinson said he proceeded under the 23rd section of the Railway Act with regard to the law of railway crossings. Cases of this sort were of such frequent occurrence now that the company were determined to put an end to it.
   The pointsman, Thomas Mulcahy, deposed that on the 18th of August, just as the 2.55 train was starting from Passage, the defendants came over the wall to try and catch the train, as the gates were closed. Witness warned the defendants not to cross the rails, but they persisted in doing so.
   The defendants pleaded guilty to the offence, and were fined 10s. each and costs.
   Mr. Parkinson also appeared to prosecute two young boys, Maurice Spillane and Timothy Kenney, for a similar offence. He said the defendants got over the wall near the crossing gate, which had been closed as the seven o'clock train was coming in. The pointsman warned them against doing so, but they paid no regard to his remonstrance, and one of them (Kenny) [sic] caught hold of the “switch” which is used for connecting the different rails when the train is shunting, and swayed it to and fro. These were the facts of the case, as stated by Mr. Parkinson, and they were corroborated by Mulcahy. 
   Mr. Martin—Are you aware, Mr. Parkinson, that there is a portion of the wall broken down near the gate?
   Mr. Parkinson—I know it, and we have sent men down to repair it.
   The Bench strongly expressed their determination to protect and aid the company in providing for the safety of the public. After some consideration, they determined to fine the defendants 10s. each, or send them to gaol for a week.
   Mulcahy, the pointsman, summoned one of the defendants in the last case, Spillane, for having called him a “robber.” It appears that on the morning after the railway occurrence the defendant, who was about 13 years of age, met plaintiff and flung the above epithet in his teeth, upon which the other immediately took legal proceedings.
   Mr. Stamers—You are not long in Passage, I believe.
   Complainant—Only two months, your worship.
   Mr. Stamers—I thought so. Well, when you are here longer you will get used to that (laughter).
   The magistrates, having no jurisdiction in the matter, dismissed the case.
   Sub-constable Stedmond summoned a publican named Mary Donovan, Monkstown, for, on the night of the 25th, having her licensed premises open for the sale of drink at a prohibited hour. The sub-constable deposed that at 35 minutes past eleven he was passing the defendant's door, when he saw five persons coming out, some of them having the appearance of having taken drink ; they admitted having done so. Witness went in and found pints on the table, which had evidently been quite recently used. The defendant pleaded as her excuse that a pilot boat belonging to Mr. Donovan, from Queenstown, had come up to be repaired at the quay opposite her house. Mr. Donovan came to her and asked her to keep the workmen's tools in the house until the tide would allow them to begin the repairs. She allowed him to put the things in the house, and at ten o'clock the house was closed as usual. After that the men came back and demanded implements, saying if they did not work to-night they would have to wait for a fortnight, that she was justified in opening the door ; and that property to the amount of £800 (the value of the boat) would be damaged if they did not commence working at once. No money had been paid for the drink which some of the men had got.
   Constable Schmeltzer [sic]—And are you in the habit of supplying drink to any one who comes to you for nothing?
   Defendant—I am not, but I did not intend to be paid for this.
   Mr. Ahern, ship-carpenter, sworn, deposed he had the contract to repair the boat. Witness corroborated the evidence concerning the necessity of immediately going to work. He had ordered the defendant to give drink to the men, and intended to pay for it.
   The Bench considered that this was a case in which the circumstances were of a mitigating character, and they would accordingly take a lenient view of it, and fine her 10s. and costs. They, however, strongly cautioned her to be careful for the future, for the next offence would be marked on the back of her licence.
   There were several other cases, but they were not important.—Adjourned.

   POLICE OFFICE.—The magistrates presiding here yesterday were Messrs. J. W. M'Mullen and W. Harrington. Several persons were fined for being drunk and disorderly. A shoemaker named Timothy Leahy was charged with having assaulted a woman named Margaret Leahy. It appears that the prisoner and the woman, who is a relative, had a fight in Liberty-street on the previous night. the prisoner struck the woman on the nose with a poker and she had to be taken to the North Infirmary. She now declined to prosecute, saying that she had not been injured. Sub-constable 92, said the doctor told him the woman's nose had been injured. The woman was at length induced to give her evidence, and the prisoner was sent for trial before the Recorder.—Adjourned.

   An inquest was held at Northampton to-day on the bodies of Quartermaster Sergeant Brooks and Paymaster Sergeant Griffiths. After evidence confirmatory of account already given, a verdict of wilful murder was returned in both cases against Patrick Byrne. The prisoner has been very contrite during the day.
   FISHERY PROSECUTION.—At he Coachford petty sessions, held on the 2nd instant, William Hall, a farmer, was summoned by the owner of the Feargus fishery on the River Lee, for having fished and trespassed on that part of the river without leave. It appeared from the evidence that the owner of said fishery had given this man leave to fish every day during the open season until nine o'clock in the morning, and after five o'clock in the evening. This indulgence did not seem to suit Bill Hall, as he fished whenever he liked, and though warned over and over again not to fish between the hours named, he continued to do so. The magistrates (as the owner did not press a severe penalty) inflicted the small fine of 10s. and costs.—Communicated.

   YESTERDAY afternoon a concert was given at St. Anne's Hill, Blarney, in aid of the free baths attached to the hydrephatic establishment of Mr. Barter. Many of the performers were amateurs, but they were assisted by Madame Chever of London, and Mr. Michael Quarry an accomplished pianist. The programme was carefully selected and the audience were very much pleased with the performance.

   BLARNEY PETTY SESSIONS.—The only magistrate presiding at the fortnightly sessions, held yesterday, was Mr. R. Barter. A man, named Patrick Nunan, was charged by Constable Mack with having been drunk while in charge of a horse and car. When arrested he had over £30 in his possession. he was fined 10s. and costs. John Buckley and John Field were charged with having assaulted three men on the Shanakiel road, on Sunday evening. Mr. T. Melville appeared for the defence. John Flynn, workman tailor, stated that he was on the Shanakiel road with some friends on Sunday evening. Whilst walking along the road three men came over the ditch and knocked down one of witness's friends. One man, who was not in custody put his shoulder against witness's brother and shoved him into the dyke. In answer to Mr. Neville witness said that he had been drinking in Murphy's public house, on the Blarney road before the occurrence ; did not see the defendants drinking there ; he heard no discussion in the back yard of the public house between his friends ; prisoners were under the influence of drink ; witness threw some stones on the road. Thomas Flynn, brother of the last witness, gave corroborative evidence. Acting-constable Graydon stated that on Sunday evening last, acting on information he had received, he pursued the prisoners along the road towards Blarney. When they saw him they ran away, but were arrested at the Kerry Pike. there [was] a paragraph in the newspapers to the effect that the offence was one of highway robbery, but his worship would see by the evidence that it was only a case of ordinary assault. Mr. Barter said it was quite clear that he could only regard it as a case of common assault. Prisoners got excellent characters, and were fined in the mitigated penalty of 10s. each, and costs.—Adjourned.

   DUBLIN TUESDAY.—A telegram received this evening in Dublin records a disastrous fire which took place in Ennis this morning. It broke out in a Mr. Brady's seed warehouse in which there was a considerable storage of petroleum. The flames spread with frightful rapidity, and the occupants of the house being driven to the second floor windows were obliged to jump out into the street, there being no fire escapes or ladder sufficiently long. One lad named Gabbett was killed at once, and two daughters of the proprietor were also so seriously injured that their recovery is despaired of. An old woman named Roche was unable to jump out and perished in the fire. The owner of the house and another gentleman escaped unhurt, a sheet being held out by the crowd to break their fall. The house was burnt to the ground and the adjoining premises much injured.

Tralee, Tuesday Evening.    
   I understand it was the intention of the people of Tralee to present an address to the Most Rev. Daniel M'Carthy, Lord Bishop of this diocese, on the occasion of his first official visit to this town after his consecration.
   A man named Prendergast, who had been employed at the Mercy Convent, Moyerwell, fell off a scaffolding there yesterday evening, and received some severe injuries. He was immediately removed to his house where he is at present in a very critical state.
   A man named Fitzgibbon, who had been working at a building in Rock-street, fell from a ladder yesterday and broke one of his arms.
   On Saturday night last two men named Quinlan and Shea [sic] had a quarrel at Bridge Place, quite near the grocery and bakery establishment of Mr. Mulcahy, whereupon, it is alleged Casey stabbed Quinlan with a knife. Quinlan was observed to faint, and Casey ran off. Some policemen ran to Quinlan's assistance, and found that he had received two flesh wounds. They found a knife quite near the scene. Casey was arrested, and Quinlan is in a precarious state. Casey was charged on a previous occasion with using a knife on Quinlan, but was acquitted. Should Quinlan's health permit, Casey will be brought up at the next Petty Sessions, charged on informations with stabbing the former.
   Last Sunday two men named M'Carthy and Hanrahan went bathing near Ballyhigue. Hanrahan, who was unable to swim, went beyond his depth, and was sinking very fast, when his companion swam to his assistance and rescued him. He was unconscious when brought ashore, but in a short time after became quite restored.
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The Cork Examiner, 13 September 1878
   HOSPITAL FAIR.—This celebrated horse and cattle fair was held Monday, and was very fairly attended by buyers and sellers. There was a large supply of horses, though they were not a very good quality and were generally confined to farm horses. The following are some of the most important sales effected:—Mr. James Clifford, Kilbreedy, sold a three-year-old colt to an English dealer for £55 ; Mr. P. Darcy, Ballingarry, sold a useful looking four-year old for 65 guineas ; Mr. T. O'Brien, of Limerick, purchased four carriage horses at an average of £70 ; Messrs. Murphy, Dublin, bought eight horses at various prices ; Mr. Starkey, Limerick, bought three colts at £55, £65, and £80 each, from a farmer in the vicinity of Hospital ; Mr. Smith, Kilmallock, sold a carriage horse for £40, and a useful mare at £35 ; Mr. Cleary, Herbertstown, refused £65 for a four-year-old colt ; Mr. Mulqueen, of Cartown, sold a hunter to an English dealer for £59 ; Mr. Sampson, Ballingarry, paid £55 for a four year old mare. Other large sales were effected, and many English and home buyers were in attendance. In the cattle department, several important sales were effected, and calves rated at a good price, some fetching £6 Messrs. Coll and Keyes, V.S., attended the fair professionally, and their services were constantly in requisition during the day. —Correspondent.

   POST OFFICE REGULATIONS.—Newspaper wrappers, bearing Penny Postage Stamps, will shortly be issued for sale to the public. Orders payable at Cyprus can now be obtained at any Money Order Office in the Kingdom.

   Lloyds' agent at Port Said reports that the Indian troopship Bengal ran ashore at Zaparaim, but will probably be got off.
   IRISH NATIONAL CHRISTMAS CARDS.—Messrs. Cameron and Ferguson have issued a series of Christmas cards of a peculiar character. They fold so that on the exterior they present two pictures and within two pages of poetry. Each bears a national design and a national poem. The former are artistic and the latter well-selected and effective.

   SERIOUS ASSAULT.—A decent-looking man, of the farming class, named Thomas Ryan, of Templehill, was arrested yesterday evening on a charge of seriously assaulting a man named Hickey, whose leg he is said to have broken. He was taken to the bridewell but was allowed out on bail by the Mayor. He will be brought before the magistrates at the Police Office this morning.

   LARCENY.—A number of little boys were lodged in the bridewell last night, charged with the larceny of iron chains, &c., stolen out of farmers' carts. A woman named Margaret Ahern was also lodged in bridewell charged with shoplifting.

   THE ACCIDENT ON THE MACROOM RAILWAY.—Amongst the sufferers is Thomas Harrington, eldest son of Mr. Daniel Harrington, of Harrington Place, St. Luke's. He was in the carriage next the engine, and sustained severe injuries about the head. He is at home under the treatment of Dr. S. O'Sullivan.
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The Cork Examiner, 16 September 1878
   Messrs. W. Marsh and Son held their thirteenth annual supplementary auction of sheep and lambs at their Cattle Repository on Thursday. The attendance was very large, sellers and buyers coming from the counties of Waterford, Tipperary and Kerry. The county Cork was also well represented, many sheep-breeders attending from Bandon, Clonakilty, Timoleague, Fermoy, Mallow, Midleton, &c. Over 1,200 sheep and lambs were on sale, and, with few exceptions, all were sold. We noticed amongst the ram lambs sold a lot of twelve Border Leicesters, the property of W S Hunt, Esq., Dromdiah, which met ready buyers at £3 to £4 ; these averaged £3 5s. Twenty Borders, the property of M J Donegan, Esq., Coolmore, were very fine, showing great bone. symmetry, and quality of wool ; these sold from £2 15s. to £4 16s., averaging £3 15s. The next lot were the property of Mr A B Cross, and comprised seven Hampshire Downs. These rams were very much admired for their extraordinary size—showing great bone, with enormous shoulders and quarters, and having the appearance of hardy, useful sheep. They were peculiar for their want of condition, and have evidently, up to the present, been fed on poor pasture ; they fetched from £4 7s 6d to £10 5s, averaging £6 10s. The hogget rams sold at from £3 to £8 5s. Mr Barter refused £14 for one of his Shrops. After the sale of the rams the auction was continued with the ewes and lambs. We understand the Messrs. Marsh intend holding their annual lamb sale in a week or so, for which we feel sure a large entry will be made. Appended is the list of sales, Three hogget Border Leicester rams, the property of Mr Moore Hodder, were sold at prices ranging from £2 15s to £3 5s, the purchasers being Mr O'Keeffe, Mr O'Regan, Ballytrasna, and Mr T Busteed, Carrigaline. One hogget Shropshire ram, belonging to Mr Thomas Garde, for £6 10s, to Mr Mahony. Four hogget rams, the property of Mr E F Litton, were sold at from £6 to £8 5s, the buyers being Lord Headley, Mr R Barry, Carrigtwohill ; Mr Twomey, and Mr Murphy. One Shropshire, belonging to Mr R J Nash, £7 10s, Mr T B Herrick. Five shearling rams, the property of Mr Heutson, Tipperary, from £5 to £6 10s, the buyers being Mr Brunette, Mr Forrest, Mr Coppinger, J Baggott, and J Smyth. One two shear ram, the property of Mr R U P Fitzgerald, £3 15s, to Mr Becher. Ram Lambs—One Border Leicester, the property of E F Litton, £2 12s, to Mr T Twomey. Two Oxford Downs, bred by Dr Barry, Carrigtwohill, from £3 to £3 7s 6d, to Captain Sarsfield and Mr J O'Connor. Twelve Border Leicesters, the property of Mr W S Hunt, were sold at from £2 15s to £4 a piece, the buyers being Messrs J Turpin, R Harold, W Emery, Captain Smith Barry, J Beechinor, J Smith, Geo Lamb, A Richard, T Love, E F Roche, Mr Hurley, Crosshaven, and Mr T O'Regan, twenty Border Leicesters, the property of Mr M J Donegan, were disposed of at £2 15s to £4 15s, the buyers being Messrs May, Lismore ; T Cronin, W J Rumley, T J Ahern, P Shiels, W Harris, J Baggot, C Atkinson, Wilson, Captain Sarsfield, Edwards, Hungerford, Hornibrooke, Logan, Crowley, Harris, Murphy, Good, E Murphy, and J Ketton. Four lambs, the property of Mr John Turpin, Blarney, from £3 2s 6d to £3 10s, the purchasers being Messrs F H Power and E Turpin. Seven Hampshire Downs, the property of Mr A B Cross, were sold at from £4 7s 6d each to £10 5s each, the purchasers being B Scott, J Hallissey, Mr M'Carthy, Stephen Barry, G Lamb, Mr Connell, and R Barry. Thirty-five ewes, the property of Mr. Pat Sullivan, were sold at from £2 8s to £2 14s, the buyers being F J Moran, Mr O'Neill and S Barry. Thirty-four hoggets, the property of Mr. Sullivan, fetched from £2 15s 6d to £2 19s, the buyers being Mr Cholmondley, Mr Wakeham, and Mr F Wise. Forty-four ewes, the property of Major Heard, were sold at from £1 18s 6d to £2 10s. The buyers were S Barry, F Wise, Dr Barry and C O'Keeffe. Thirty-two ewes and wedders, the property of the late George Daunt, fetched from £2 5s to £2 8s, the purchasers being Major Heard and Captain Conner. Thirty ewes, the property of F H Power, brought from £2 6s to £2 10s, the buyers being Captain Conner, Mr T Ahern, and Mr O'Keeffe. Ten ewes, the property of Mr D Twomey were purchased by the last buyer at £1 17s 6d. Twenty-one ewes and wedders, the property of Mr M Sullivan, were disposed of to the Blackrock Convent at 43s a piece, and seven at £1 18s to Mr O'Connor. Twenty hoggets, the property of Mr A Gash, were sold at from £2 5s to £2 8s 6d to Lord Bandon and Mr Braddell. Ten ewes, the property of Mr Moore Hodder, £2 4s, to C Garfit. Thirteen ewes, the property of Mr J M Murphy, £2 4s, to C Garfit, and eight ewes, the property of J Popham, 44s 6d, to D Sullivan ; six, the property of Mr Hewston, £3 1s, to Mr O'Connor, and ten, the property of J Stawell, £2 5s, to Mr Braddell. Lambs—Twenty wedders, the property of F Beamish, £1 16s 8d and £1 12s, to C Garfit and E F Roche. Fifty-five ewes and wedders, the property of A H Smith-Barry, from £1 4s to £1 15s 6d, to James Byrne, A Gash, C Garfit, Mr Wilson, and R G Campion. Thirty-eight lambs, the property of Wm Turpin, 26s 6d to £1 15s, to E F Roche, C Garfit, and Mr Crowley. Twenty ewes and wedders, 32s 6d, A Gash. Thirty-six lambs, the property of Major Heard, 21s to 44s 6d, to T G Gabbett, George Wise, Mr Crowley, and Mr Wilson. Eleven lambs, the property of Mr. Corcoran, 29s 6d, to J Byrne. Ten lambs, the property of Jonas Smyth, 38s 6d, to C Garfit. Ten lambs, 41s, E F Roche. Thirty lambs, the property of Mr E Heard, 22s 6d, to Mr Sullivan and Mr A Wilson. Ten lambs, the property of John Popham, 32s, C Garfit. This sale was another success, and notwithstanding the numerous transactions that took place during the day, the utmost satisfaction was afforded to all, and the sale finished by four o'clock.

WE are requested to state that the inquest opened by Mr. Coroner Horgan last Monday, on the three persons killed in the recent accident on the Macroom railway, will be resumed at Ballincollig at 11 o'clock to-day.
    The engine of the train to which the accident happened was lifted yesterday, and brought into the company's stores in Cork. The lifting was commenced about noon on Saturday and at an early hour yesterday morning was completed. The work was carried out most creditably under the personal superintendence of Mr. Storer, the company's locomotive engineer.

THE Italian opera season opens to-night with a representation of Sonnambula, which cannot fail to give satisfaction. The caste [sic] is an exceedingly strong one. Madame Etelka Gerster, whose debut in London this year was the event of the musical season, takes the leading part, supported by Signor Frapolli as “Elvino,” and Signor Del Puente as the “Count.” With the same caste in Dublin the opera created quite a [illegible]. Madame Etelka Gerster's voice is described as possessing exceptional power and brilliancy, and her vocalization is said to be perfectly surprising. It need scarcely be said that in the score of Sonnambula she will find abundant opportunity to display.
   TESTIMONIAL TO A CENTENARIAN.—A very curious and interesting address and reply appear in our advertising columns to-day. The address contains the congratulations of his brother magistrates of the Castletownroche Petty Sessions district, to their colleague, Mr. Henry Baldwin Foott, of Carrigacunna Castle, oh the occasion of his attaining his hundredth year. It might make poor Sir Cornewall Lewis turn in his grave to know that there was such a surprising verification of what he so persistently denied, namely, the possibility of a man completing the century. We are glad to know that Mr. Foott has done so in good health, and he has always been so deservedly popular, not alone amongst his brother magistrates, but amongst his neighbours of every degree, that we trust the good old gentleman may live to obtain many an annual congratulation after that which he has received on the occasion of his centenary.

   NOTES ON GLENGARIFF AND KILLARNEY.—A London publisher (R. J. Bush, Charing Cross) has issued a volume designed to act as a guide to these interesting localities, and to enlarge especially on the beauty and health-giving qualities of Glengariff. To people in the South of Ireland it is scarce necessary to enlarge on the beauty of the Lakes, or of that bay which assuredly may be reckoned amongst the very choicest spots that could be selected as examples of the loveliness of earth. Glengariff has rivals but scarcely a superior. What, however, is not perhaps so generally known is that Glengariff is a perfect sanatorium, and a most valuable as well as interesting resort for invalids. The volume before us produces a most extraordinary accumulation of high medical testimony to this effect. Not the least attractive feature of this delightful spot is that of late years its hotel accommodation has been wonderfully improved, and that in this respect it now stands not inferior to Switzerland and the Highlands.

   WEATHER IN THE HARBOUR.—Yesterday morning from an early hour, a strong gale from the South West swept over the South West coast, attended by a deluge of rain as anticipated by the New York Herald several days ago. Later in the day it backed around to W.N.W., with heavy squalls at intervals. The Cunard royal mail steamer Algeria, Guion steamer Nevada and White Star Company steamer, all three from New York, were late this trip, having experienced a succession of heavy gales from the North West on their homeward trip from New York. Having landed mails and passengers all three proceeded for Liverpool at sunset yesterday evening, the gale having moderated.

   FETE TO SCHOOL CHILDREN.—The annual school feast given my Mrs. Cooke Collis to the children of the Araglen Schools was held on Thursday on the spacious lawn of Castlecooke House. The children assembled shortly after two o'clock and amused themselves by racing, jumping, &c., a large number of prizes being distributed among them by the kind lady and her daughters. The juvenile party then adjourned to where the tables were arranged and did full justice to the good things provided for them. An address was then read by one of the boys, thanking Mrs. Collis for her kindness in providing so much amusement for them, and for the interest which she and her family have evinced in the welfare of the schools, and ended by three hearty cheers for Dr. Collis and family. Dr. Collis returned thanks to the children, and highly complimented them on their good conduct, after which they returned to their homes, highly pleased with the day's amusement.—Correspondent.

   OUTWARD MAILS.—The Cunard Royal Mail steamer Bothnia arrived in the harbour yesterday from Liverpool. She had on board three hundred first-class passengers. A gentleman named Morton Frewen lost the mail train at Dublin, and took a special train in order to catch his favourite ship, and hardly succeeded in catching her off Corkbeg Island by a special tender when en route for New York. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the day numbers from the city visited the Bothnia.

   LIST OF ARRIVALS AT THE IMPERIAL HOTEL.—Mdme. Etelka Gerster, Mdlle. Alwina Valleria, Mdme. Helene Croamond, Mdlle. Minnie Hauk, Signor and Mdme. Franceschi, Signor Gillandi, C. P. Cotton, Esq., Mr. and Mrs. Devereux, Mr. and Mrs. Roche, Mr. and Mrs. Anson and party (4), Lord Kean, S. Sudbury, Esq., Mr. and Mrs. Prescott, James M'Carthy, Esq., Preston White, Esq., D. M'Birney, Esq., Dr. Wiltshire, Dr. and Mrs. O'Ryan, and Miss Daly, Captain Pearson, Mr. Pearson, Captain Wood, 8th Hussars ; Capt. Crofton, 8th Hussars ; P. Connolly, Esq., Dr. and Mrs. Murphy, S. Ham, Esq., Capt. Malet, &c., &c.

   ARRIVALS AT STEPHENS' HOTEL.—Signor and Mdme. Del Puente, Signor and Mdme. Galissi, Mdlle. Lido, Signor Rialp, Signor Zoboli, Signor Bisaccia, and Mr. Pyatt.

Clonmoyle, Coachford, Sept. 13, 1878.    
   DEAR SIR,—In your notice of the proceedings of the Clonmoyle Dispensary Committee, contained in this day's impression, your correspondent has omitted to state that Mr. Daly did not tender his vote for Dr. Ahern until after I had declared the poll, when of course the election was over.
   If I had then allowed that gentleman to record his vote, I do not see why I should not have kept the poll open still.
I am, dear sir, yours truly            

   William Turner, seventy-one years of age, was apprehended at Sheffield yesterday, on a charge of attempting to murder his wife. Of late she has upbraided him for losing money a few weeks ago, when he was robbed. Yesterday she referred to the subject again. At length he seized a carving-knife, and throwing her upon the bed, sawed at her throat, and inflicted a fearful wound. The woman was rescued by the neighbours, who had been alarmed by her screams. She lies in a precarious condition in the infirmary.

   At midnight on Saturday, Adam M'Lean, boiler maker, Francis Street, Glasgow, was apprehended for killing Margaret Galbrait, his wife. The woman, who was a street hawker, was selling onions on Rutherglen Road, and was quarrelled with by her husband for giving whiskey to a soldier. She called M'Lean a thief and a returned convict, and he retorted by striking her a severe blow on the head. The woman at once fell to the ground, and when lifted was found to be dead. She was 33 years of age, and prisoner is 24. He is not a returned convict.

   A confectioner named Chevau has been sentenced to a month's imprisonment for mixing a small quantity of arsenic with the sacred wafer employed at the first Communion in a nun's school at La Chatre. Sixty persons—pupils, parents, and nuns—were taken ill after the Mass ; and it turned out that the confectioner had inserted the arsenic for the purpose of bringing the school into discredit and indulging his irreligious sentiments.

   The trial of Lieutenant Lambart, for striking a brother officer, was resumed in Dublin on Saturday, when the accused put in his defence. He did not deny the assault, but pleaded in extenuation the grave wrong done to him by Lieutenant Chapman, and produced evidence to show that Lieutenant Chapman had betrayed his confidence and seduced his wife. Much sympathy was evinced for Lieutenant Lambart by the members of the court.
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