|IMPORTANT AUCTION OF SHEEP AND LAMBS|
| 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 sizeshowing 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 LambsOne 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. LambsTwenty 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.|
THE MACROOM RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
|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.
|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.|
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER
|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 |
ATTEMPTED MURDER IN SHEFFIELD.
| 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.|
WIFE MURDER IN GLASGOW.
| 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 personspupils, parents, and nunswere 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.|