|MAGISTERIAL INVESTIGATION AT
|[FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT]
|Kanturk, Wednesday Evening.
| A private magisterial investigation was held this
afternoon in the Mess-room of the Newmarket Constabulary Staion, before Col. R.
W. Aldworth, Mr. Heffernan Considine, Mr. J. Langly, and Dr. B. Verling, into a
charge preferred by Constable Kilroy, against two young men named Patrick
Connors and Jeremiah B. Quinlan, on the 1st inst., endangering their lives.
Sub-inspector Kerin appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Crown, the prisoners
not being professionally represented. From the evidence given it appeared that
on the fair evening, on the 1st of March last, the injured man with some others,
was about 10 o'clock at night on their way home were met by a number of men,
from Meelin, who challenged them to a fight, which challenge was responded to by
the others, as a consequence both parties violently engaged, in which struggle
the knife was vigorously used, and when the police arrived two men named Connors
and Quinlan were found lying ojn the road, one bleeding profusely from a wound
in the left breast and the other stabbed in the right side. So soon as the row
was sufficiently quelled medical assistance was immediately sent for and was
promptly rendered by Dr. Clancy, the local apothecary. The motive alleged is an
old family feud between the parties. The evidence given to-day was substantially
in accordance with the facts already reported. The prisoners were returned for
trial to the Cork Assizes. Dr. Verling, one of the magistrates, in dissenting
from the decision, said, in the first place, the inquiry should be public, and
that the prisoners should be remanded, not to the assizes, but to the petty
sessions, to give the accused an opportunity of establishing their asserted
|THE THEATRE—Mr. Compton's
versatility as an actor was, last evening, exemplified in the impersonation of
“Jack Rover,” in the comedy of “Wild Oats.” On Monday evening he
effectively impersonated the grave “Malvalio” of Twelfth Night, which might
be termed the antithisis of the character he rendered last evening. All the
performers without exception, acted well.
|OUTRUN BY A SUSPECT.
| News has reached here that a man named Hogan, a cooper,
near Galbally, whose brother was arrested under the Coercion Act a week ago, and
for whose own apprehension there was also a warrant under the same Act, escaped
from a body of constabulary after a hot pursuit, lasting an entire day. It
appears the constabulary guard had not completely surrounded the domicile of the
suspect when he dashed out, half-dressed, at a vantage point and took to flight.
A farmer named Conroy made his escape in the same locality, it is stated, under
similar circumstances. There was also a case in which a farmer named Hayes,
living at a place called Kildrum, believing his arrest was about being affected
on a certain occasion that the constabulary visited his place in search of “No
rent manifestoes,” took to flight and was not seen in this locality for two
months. Since the return of the latter a couple of weeks ago there has been no
attempt made, of course, to effect his arrest.—COR.
|QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS
(Yesterday)—Before J. N. Beamish, chairman ; W. E. Gumbleton, Charles Garfit,
and W. R. Starkie, R.M. Ellen Murphy, wife of Thomas Murphy, Harbour Row, was
sent to the Lunatic Asylum at Cork, on the certificate of Dr. Downing, as a
dangerous lunatic. Sub-constable Kenehan summoned a car driver for being drunk
while in charge of a horse and car. He was fined 10s and costs.—Adjourned.
|CORK LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC
SOCIETY, ROYAL CORK
INSTITUTION—An essay will be read for discussion
by W. J. Lane, Esq., T.C., subject “The National Demoralization
caused by the workhouse system,” this evening at eight.
|AUCTION OF CATTLE.—Messrs.
Marsh and Son held a very successful auction of cattle at Castlelyons farm, for
Miss Barry, on yesterday. Twenty-two in-calf heifers, to calve in March and
April, made from £13 to £17, averaging £15 5s.