Published in Cavan, county Cavan
May 7, 1847
DREADFUL MURDER--On Saturday a dreadful murder was committed upon a man named Edmund DOOGAN, at Doon, near Broadford. He was fired at from behind a ditch by two men, and when he fell they fractured his skull in several places, and cut his throat, nearly severing the head from his body. The cause assigned for this savage murder is, that the deceased two years since purchased a reversionary lease of some land the title to which expired this May. Mr. WHITESTONE proceeded this (Monday) morning to hold an inquest.--Clare Journal
On Thursday morning as Hugh SINGLETON, Esq., of Hazlewood, was proceeding to his property, Clountra, near Cullane, in this county, in order to meet some tenants, who would not be permitted by the 'legislators' to pay him rent, on his way near Dangan gate, he saw a man inside the wall who ordered him to return, at the same moment firing a shot which struck Mr. SINGLETON's horse in the shoulder and eye. Mr. SINGLETON promptly drew forth a pistol and returned the fire, adding, that if they thought to intimidate him, they had the wrong man. He then proceeded to Kilkishen, and having procured the tax cart of the High Sheriff with two police, reached Clountra, where he drove and impounded all the stock of the refractory tenants, and returned hom in safety.--Ibid.
FEVER IN FERMANAGH--Fever still continues to rage with unabated malignity in this town and neighbourhood. Several respectable persons are suffering from the epidemic, at present. Scarcely a day passes but we hear of some friend or acquaintance being stricken down, who a few days previously, were in the enjoyment of excellent health. We greatly fear that, without Providential interposition, the ensuing summer will be fraught with evil consequences to this unfortunate country.--Erne Packet
COUNTY LEITRIM--ANOTHER PAY CLERK SHOT AND ROBBED--On Thursdy morning last, a most audacious attack was made on Mr. SLACK of Annadale, as he was passing through the plantations near Driney House, the residence of Mr. PEYTON. It appears that Mr. SLACK was going his accustomed rounds, accompanied by police on Monday afternoon, when a violent pain and sickness compelled him to halt within a short distance of his own residence. He remained for the night in the house where he had alighted, and unfortunately dismissed the policemen. At an early hour on Tuesday morning, he started again for his own house, and had proceeded as far as Anna Plantation, when, as he relates, six men with blackened faces, jumped out on the road, and seized his horse's head, firing a pistol at the same time without effect; they then dragged him down from his seat, and after seizing the bag containing money to the amount of 350l, they were about to depart, when one of them called out--"You sha'n't follow us," and deliberately shot him through the leg, having previously gagged him by tying his driving-whip in his mouth, twisting the lash around his head. Mr. SLACK was assisted shortly afterwards (about 5 o'clock) by a labouring man, and reached his house, where he remains under medical care. The men are said to have instantly taken the route to Scotland, and the police are on the alert.--The scene of this outrage is near Keshcarrigan, about six miles from Ballinamore.
KELLS--There are at present 851 in the workhouse, being 251 above the number for which it was built. From the overcrowded state it is in at present, it is feared fever will break out, if remedies be not taken to reduce the number to the standard which the house was intended to accomodate.....
May 1, at Black Castle, Meath, the lady of Thomas ROTHWELL, Esq., of a son.
On the 2nd instant, at Mountjoy-square, Mrs. R. D. BARRY, of a son.
April 29, by special license, the Marquis of Salisbury to the Lady Mary Catherine Sackville West, second daughter of the Earl and Countess DE LA WARR.
On the 24th ult., at Christ Church, Surrey, by the Rev. Mr. WATKIN, John BRADY, Esq., surgeon, to Sarah Lavender RAYNER, only daughter of the late John RAYNER, Esq. of Blackfriars-road, and of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
At his residence in Clones on Wednesday, the 5th inst., of malignant fever caught in the discharge of his sacred duties, the Very Rev. Dr. MAGENNIS, P.P. He was a clergyman possessed of great talentand ability, and his death is deeply and universally deplored.
On the 30th ult., the Rev. Edward NIXON, Rector of Castledown, in the diocese of Meath, expired suddenly at his glebe. He had been all day, as usual, visiting the sick and relieving the famishing, and returned home greatly exhausted, complaining only of the smell and heat of the rooms. He went to bed and soon fell asleep, but awoke uneasy in the middle of the night, and after speaking a word or two, fell asleep again, no more to awake in this world.
At Ballinderry, county Galway, of violent fever, John NOLAN, jun., Esq.
At Cavan, on the 2nd inst., Ellen, the beloved wife of Mr. Robert JONES MERVYN, in the 68th year of her age.
LIST OF CESS-PAYERS
Appointed by the Grand Jury at Lent Assizes, 1847, pursuant to the 8th section of the Act 6 & 7 W.4, cap. 116, as eligible to be asssociated with the Jusices(sic) at the Presentment Session to be holden previous to Summer Assizes, 1847, of whom one half, to be selected by ballot, will be entitled to sit and vote in their respective Baronies:--
1. Edward PLUNKETT, Dunowen
2. Richard DEMPSEY, Mountprospect
3. John KELLETT, Palmyra
4. Robert MORROW, Derrylurgan
5. Joseph Porter, Ryefield
6. Charles Parr, Cornavea
7. Thomas BUCHANNON, Gradam
8. Francis JENNINGS, Killyduf
9. Robert KELLETT, Cornasesk
10. Charles BRADY, jun., Kilquilly
11. Richard O'REILLY, Ballyjamesduff
12. William MORTIMER, Lislin
1. Edward ROTHERAM, Esq., Crossdrum
2. Henry MAXWELL, Crover
3. James KILROY, Turin
4. Luke LEE, Carrick
5. William GRAHAM, Corduff
6. Thomas DRAPES, M.D., Garrison
7. William TATLOW, Esq., Crossdoney
8. James SHERIDAN, Ballyna
9. James HETHERINGTON, Shannow
10. James REILLY, Lacken
11. Richard BEGNALL, Kilgola
12. Henry BRIODY, Clonlohan
1. Joshua WAUHOP, Drumnacarrow
2. Isaiah GIBSON, Drumlun
3. Thomas HALL, Drumeague
4. Richard CLARKE, Bailieboro'
5. Edward MAHOOD, Tullylurken
6. William LUCAS, Gallonetra
7. Patt REILLY, Glassleck
8. Gerald WILLIAMSON, Leitre
9. Edward CUMMINGS, Kilnakarrow
10. Terence CLARKE, Shercock
11. Simon HICKS, Ralaghan
12. James HALL, Corravilla
1. William MOORE, Cavan
2. John DUNBAR, Cavan
3. Robert BROWNLEE, Lisdaren
4. Noble PAGET, Faragh
5. Thomas HARTLEY, Countenan
6. Thomas SMITH, Moher
7. James BLACK, Tonymore
8. William BENNETT, Cauhoo
9. John PALMER COBEAN, Crimlin
10. John PRATT, Derrygoss
11. Geroge NESBETT, Ballyhaise
12. John MOORE, Ballymacaroo
1. John ALBERT NESBITT, Killicar
2. George FARIS, Ballyhue
3. John E. O'REILLY, Annagh
4. David GRIFFITH, Ture Lodge
5. Alexander CLEMENGER, Ardue
6. James BERRY, Berrymount
7. John ROGERS, Belturbet
8. Robert HINKSON, Bunn
9. Robert POGUE, Bessbrook
10. Andrew ARMSTRONG, Mulnagolman
1. Thos. JOHNSTON, Esq., Redhills lodge
2. William LITTEL, Rathmulligan
3. John ELLIOTT, Lislin
4. Peter BRADY, Lappenbawn
5. John BOYD, Clementstown
6. Hugh M'FADDIN, Killyvaghan
7. John MARSDEN, Drumnagran
8. Patrick HORAN, Cootehill
9. John BROWN, Drumberiff
10. John WAUHOP, Clifferna
11. Bernard DONOGHOE, Killebandrick
12. Patrick DEVINE, Kilnagarbet
1. Felix M'MANUS
2. David IRWIN, Bilberry
3. Joseph DICKSON, Esq. Drummully
4. Owen MAGEE, Portnaquin
5. John FAUCETT, Greaghinacholea
6. Daniel MASTERSON, Derry
7. Thomas VIETCH, Cormeen
8. Michael FITZPATRICK, Doogara
9. William FARIS, Cloggy
10. David GRIFFITH, Ture
11. John CUNNINGHAM, Kildallen
12. John NAILOR, Corispratten
1. William CROSS, Mullaghlea
2. Elliott MOORE MAJOR, Ballyconnel
3. William MEALIFF, Killinaff
4. John CROSS, Erreran
5. Henry STORY, Swanlinbar
6. Daniel VEITCH, Carramore
7. Francis STORY, Townagh
8. John O'DOLAN, Upper Gub.
9. John KANE, Ballyconnel
10. John MAGAURAN, Erreran
11. James DOLAN, Garvalt
12. George STORY, Townagh
Edward E. MAYNE
Secretary of the Grand Jury.
Cavan, April 13, 1847
May 14 1847
ENNIS, May 10--On Saturday, about the hour of twelve o'clock, while Mr. Thomas HARVY, son to Mr. John HARVY, of Rathkerry, was engaged in ploughing some land from which a tenant had been ejected, four men, each armed with a pistol, entered the field. Two of the party took deliberate aim at the horse, worth, we understand 20l., and having mortally wounded the animal , the others took equally deliberate aim at Mr. HARVY. The ball of one took effect, having gone through his hat at the back part of the head raising the flesh, but going out towards the top of the head, incflicting a serious wound, but, we understand, not a dangerous one. The men were strangers, but Mr. HARVY considers he will be able to identify them.-- Clare Journal
ATTEMPT AT MURDER--On the 9th inst., between twelve and one o'clock, five men, all armed, came in a body towards the house of Castlefergus, the residence of Wm. B. SMITH, Esq. His son and Mr. WALLPLATE were outside the door when they came up; one of the party fired at Mr. SMITH, the ball injured one of his fingers, a second shot was fired, but without effect--the party then entered the house, which they searched for fire-arms, and took away a gun. When retiring they shot a dog that was lying at the hall-door, and inquired where the old gentleman was? They did not offer violence to any of the servants of the house. Fortunately, the ladies of the family had been at prayers in Ennis, and thus escaped the fright that such a visit would have caused them. Captain LEYNE and Sub- Inspector KELLY, from this town and Sub-Inspector HERD, from Newmarket, with a party of police were at the house during the day; but, we regret to say, no clue has been received to lead to the discovery of any of the party.--Ibid
THREATENING NOTICES--Eight or ten threatening notices were found posted in different places at Ralahine, on Saturday morning last, warning the gentry that if they did not behave liberally to the starving multitude, either by providing employment or a sufficient quantity of food, they may immediately expect the fate of Mr. GLOSTER.--Ibid
WAYLAY AND MURDER--As William JOHNSTON, a most respectable farmer, of Corlisbaltan, near Arva, was returning from Cavan on the 12th instant, at about two o'clock in the day, with an ass and a hundred of Indian meal, he was knocked down, and beaten in a most savage manner by a man as yet unknown, at a place called Carrospoint, close to Farnham grand- gate. The police on hearing of the outrage immediately repaired to the spot. They found JOHNSTONE (sic) lying in a most shocking state, unable to speak, on the road, and brought him to the Infirmary, where he has since expired. His assassin, to whom there is as yet no clue, did not take any of the meal.
HOMICIDE--CORONER'S INQUEST--On the 8th inst. a coroner's inquest was held on the body of Patrick DONNELLAN, of Leitrim, in the barony of Clonkee, who came by his death in the following manner:--On the night of ast Thursday week, Owen COYLE, a farmer in Leitrim, was roused from his sleep by his nephew, who told him that he thought there was some one in his cabbage garden as he heard a rustling among the cabbages. COYLE immediately rose from his bed, and according to his own account to his neighbours the next morning, seizing a spade-shaft proceeded to the garden. There he perceived a man pulling his plants, and putting them into a creel. Owing to the darkness of the night he could not at first see who it was. He stole softly upon him, and struck him a blow of the spade shaft on the head. He repeated the blow, when the man reeled and fell into the furrow. COYLE then lifted him up and put sitting the side of the ridge, when he recognized him as his neighbour, Patrick DONNELLAN. He then went into his house to put on his clothes, and as soon as he had done so, returned to the garden to see if DONNELLAN was still there, but could not discover him. These conversations of COYLE with his neighbour took place before anything was known of DONNELLAN's death. His body was shortly afterwards found beside a stream of water, about forty perches from where the circumstance took place--his feet were in the water--his body resting on the bank--the creel, with some cabbage plants in it, beside the body. The following is a copy of the verdict:--"That deceased died from injuries of the head inflicted by Owen COYLE."--Dr. TAYLOR, who was examined at the inquest, swore that the deceased's skull was extensively fractured, that the injuries he received were sufficient to cause immediate death, and that the deceased could not have walked to the place he was found at without assistance.
Two springers and a dry cow, the property of a man named Patt DONOHOE, from Tearlahood, parish of Larah, county Cavan, within six or seven miles of Cavan, were seized on the fairy-green of Kells, in the act of being sold by the thief, named Patt LARKEY, who, on being discovered, made his escape as far as the Hill of Loyd, where he was arrested by that active and efficient Head- Constable CRISTIE, who lately signalised himself in arresting in the town of Kells, at the peril of his own life, the leader of a gang of robbers, who infested the town and neighbourhood for some months past. The thief LACKEY (sic) has been since committed to Cavan gaol, to abide his trial at the next assizes. It is to be oped that the gallant conduct of Head-Constable CRISTIE, on this as well as on many other occasions, will recommend him to the consideration of the government for promotion.
On Thursday night last, the body of a poor man named Thomas CORCORAN, was found in the Blackwater, near Kilmainham; deceased was missing fifteen days, during which he was under water; CORCORAN was subject to fits; an inquest was held-- Verdict--"Found drowned, without any marks of violence."
May 7th, in Charles-street, London, Lady Dalemy, of a son and heir.
At Cavan, on the 12th inst., the lady of John OGLE EVANS, Esq., of a daughter.
May 6th, in Athy Church, the Rev. Robert Francis WILSON, son of Thomas WILSON, Esq., formerly M.P., for London, to Marie, daughter of the Rev. Frederick S. TRENCH and Lady Helena TRENCH, of Kilmoroney.
At Brussels, Randolp ROUTH, Esq., to Mary daughter of Capt. A. STEWART, late 3rd Buffs.
On the 12th instant, in Cavan, at the residence of the Right Rev. Doctor BROWNE, the Rev. Francis KEIRNAN, aged thirty-seven years, of fever, contracted, it is supposed while discharging the duties of his sacred office in the Poor-house. The deceased Clergyman had been for many years Professor of Kilmore Academy, and was no less distinguished for his erudition and extensive knowledge than for his piety and meekness. He was beloved and respected by all who knew him, and his death is deeply and universally deplored, particularly by the inhabitants of Cavan, who have the greatest cause to lament his sudden departure at the recent crisis; for scarcely were their tears for the loss of one minister of religion and charity dried up, than it has pleased the Omnipotent God to call on the lamented Clergyman whose death we now record.--May he rest in peace.
May 8, at Belmont, James DEL VECCHIO, Esq., for upwards of fifty years a resident of Dublin, deeply and universally regretted, particularly by the poor, in whose service he laboured with much singleness of purpose.
May 21 1847
TREATMENT OF EMIGRANT PASSENGERS--At the Belfast petty sessions court on Friday, an application was made on the application of Lieut STARK, the government emigration agent, against the master of the Sophia, for the recovery of a penalty of 50l.under circumstances of great hardship. The vessel had cleared out at Liverpool, with 29 passengers on board; and unless a vessel has on board a greater number of passengers than 30, it does not come under the provision of the passenger act. As the vessel had not 30 passengers, leaving Liverpool, the parties were not obliged to have the quantity of provisions on board, ,required by that act, nor was it liable to be inspected by the government emigration agent, the entire controlling power being, in such cases, left in the hands of the master. After clearing out, a great number of passengers were put on board while the vessel was lying in the Mersey, so that upon her arrival in Belfast, into which she had to put in distress, the number amounted altogether .to 45. Provisions had not been dealt out to the passengers, as would have been the case if the master had cleared with the full number he brought on board, and counsel contended that for each of the additional passengers the master had incurred a penalty not exceeding 50l. The present complaint was, however, limited to the fact of the correct lists or supplementary lists not having been furnished the collector or comptroller of customs, at Liverpool. The 27th section of the act fixes the penalty for non-compliance at any sum not exceeding 50l. A number of witnesses were examined to prove that deception had been practised against them, and the bench decided on inflicting a fine of 20l.on the captain, including the costs of the prosecution.
TENANT RIGHT IN THE COUNTY OF LOUTH--The Right Hon. Lord LOUTH has set a good example to the landlords of this county. A number of families resident in the parish of Charlest- town, on his lordship's property, proposed going to America. They applied to Mr. M'MAHON, his lordship's agent to ascertain would he sanction their selling their interest in the lands they held, Mr. M'MAHON communited with his lordship on the subject; the result was a complete recognition of the "tenant right".-- Drohega Argus
A lad about fourteen years old fell out of a boat into the Boyne, at the Drogheda quay, on Sunday evening last and before any assistance could be rendered, ws drowned.--Louth Advertiser
On Thursday, the 20th instant, in Cavan, Mrs. Doctor O'CONNOR, of a son. In Cootehill, on the 20th inst., the lady of Thomas FITZGERALD, Esq., of a son and heir.
May 13, in Casino, Roebuck, by the Venerable Archdeacon HAMILTON, John DALY, Esq., of O'Daly's Bridge, county of Meath, to Carolous Caroline, daughter of John INGHAM, Esq., of Johnsville, county of Cavan.
On Tuesday, the 18th inst., at Shanklen, Isle of Wight, whither he had repaired for the benefit of his health, R. H. SHEEHAN, Esq., of Mespil House, Dublin, for 25 years editor and joint proprietor of the Evening Mail.
May 12, at Irshtwon, county of Westmeath, James BANNON, Esq. May 13, in Cork, Miss Kate SULLIVAN.
May 28 1847
A commission of lunacy was held on Friday last, before Messrs. MITFORD and CLOSE, to ascertain whether Thomas IRWIN, Esq., of the county of Cavan, was in a competent state of mind to be entrused with the management of his affairs. Amongst the eccentricities attributed to Mr. IRWIN, and detailed in the evidence adduced by the petitioners, were the fantastic delusions under which he occasionally laboured. He fancied that he was in love with an unseen mysterious lady, to whom he used to address letters, with special direction on the cover that the postman should be careful to deliver the affectionate missive to no other human being. He also supposed himself to have been endowed by Providence with supernatural power, and was wont to put his watch to his ear, and confidently announce that he could tell what was doing in Cavan and Australia, where had resided for seven years. He accused the captain of the vessel in which he returned thence with having sustained him during voyage on the digestible and wholesome nutriment of pounded glass. He insisted on receiving the title of Napoleon Buonaparte, whose son he declared himself to be, and, with a patriotic partiality for Ireland, fixed the birth-place of the great Emperor in the county of Leitrim! Other illustrations of his mental weakness, equally comical, were given by the several witnesses examined in support of the petition; and the Jury arrived at the conclusion that the gentleman in question was of unsound mind and incapable of conducting his affairs.-- D. E. Herald.
DEATH OF O'CONNELL
With unfeigned regret we write it--O'CONNELL is no more. Reader, be your creed or your politics what they may, if you have heard this great fact unmoved, we do not envy you your heart.
O'CONNELL is dead! Ireland mourns her favourite child, and refuses to be comforted. But "child" is too cold a word to express the relation in which O'CONNELL stood to Ireland. For half a century he was her heart's pride-- her soul's idol. He was more:--He was her very life. She saw with his eyes--spoke with his mouth--felt with his feelings; whom he loved she loved--whom he hated she hated. Through good report and evil report--through weal and through woe, she clung to him with a woundrous love, passing the love of woman. And her affection, though blameable in its excess, was beautiful, for it was the offspring of her gratitude.
How far O'Connell was deserving of this love is a question that cannot be calmly discussed by the present generation. The time that must elapse from the death of a great public character, ere the historian can sit in judgment upon his actions, must depend partly upon the extent, but still more upon the nature, of the influence he has exercised upon his age. The more disturbing the nature of that influence, the more remote the period at which it will be possible to predicate good or evil of its effects....O'Connell's was necessarily a disturbing influence. He found Ireland, on his entry into public life, the most impoverished and degraded country in Christendom--so degraded, indeed, that she was scarce conscious of her degradation. The odious ascendancy policy had been all but successful. The Catholic cringed prostate at the feet of his Protestant oppressor. The whole island was labouring under a moral paralysis, as dangerous as it was disgusting--But the hour had come, and the man. O'CONNELL appeared, and despair gave place to hope. His matchless intrepidity, combined with the most consummate caution--his glowing eloquence that stirred through the grovelling hearts of his countrymen like wind through a forest--the wonderful ingenuity with which, while enunciating doctrines threatening the very existence of society, he contrived to keep within the limites of the law-- his indomitable energy, before which the most formidable obstacles were but as cobwebs in the path of a giant-- effected in six years what the greatest statesman of the age had been unable to accomplish in twenty. Let us not wonder, then, that Catholic Ireland all but idolized the man who found her fettered, and who left her free.
Would that we could accord to subsequent acts of O'Connell's career the unqualified admiration we readily accede to his achievement of Catholic Emancipation. But we cannot but look upon his persevering and hopeless agitation of the Repeal question as the greatest mistake ever committed by so great a man.--Doubtless his intentions were good, for we believe him to have been actuated throughout his life by the warmest love of his country; but it is strange--most strange--that, with his clear judgment, he did not see that Repeal was from first to last an impossibility, and that he was wasting the strength which, legitimately employed, would have regenerated Ireland, in fighting for a shadow. It is sad to think how many a grievance he left unnoticed--how many a wrongs unredressed--in his pursuit of this "splendid phantom."
O'Connell was the greatest demagogue that ever lived. From the days of Harmodius and Aristogeiton downwards, every patriot that ever elicited a cheer from the fickle populace must hide his diminished head before him. Others may have equalled him in exciting the passions of a mob; but who ever approached him in the power of restraining those passions when excited? Then how unstable and fleeting the popularity of a Pericles, a Gracchus, a Danton, or a Corbett, compared with O'Connell's long and uninterruped reign over the hearts of the Irish people! And this great man is dead!
Reader, can you reconcile this fact to your mind? Can you feel that he whose name you have heard at least ten times a day, with the dearest interests of your country, is lying at this moment far away in a foreign land--a corpse?--Can you realize to yourself the idea of Ireland without O'Connell? Think of it--O'Connell dead! He was your political enemy, perhaps; but if there be anything of the true hero-worshipper about you, your pulse will quicken, and the tear will start to your eye, at the thought of such a death as that.
Something more we meant to have said, in the impartial discharge of our duty as public journalists, of the faults of this great man; but we cannot think of them now. We trust we will be forgiven for the emotion which compels us to leave this task to others.
ROBBERIES, OUTRAGES, &c., &c.;
On the night of the 24th instant, the house of Richard M'Conkey, farmer of Mullagher, was broken into by some person or persons unknown, and eight pounds stolen from his chest.
The police, while on patrol in the parish of Ballintample, found three men at midnight, in townland of Garrymore, with loaded guns in their possession. They brought them next morning before J. VERNON, Esq., J.P., who ordered them to be summond to the next petty sessions.
On the night of the 18th instant, two or three men visited the house of Andrew NEAL, of Drumnahard farmer, and demanded his gun. NEAL refused to give it, on which they broke in one of the windows. NEAL, however, seized a pitch-fork and stabbed one of the party, upon which they all decamped.
POSTPONEMENT OF THE ASSIZES--The judges have still under consideration the propriety of postponing the summer assizes to October, partly in consequence of the prevalence of fever, and partly in consideration of the difficulty there will be in collecting any cess before that time.
On the 23rd instant, at Causestown, the lady of Wm. E. GRAINGER, Esq., of a daughter. May 16, at Sprackburne, Letterkenny, the lady of Dr. LITTLE, of a daughter.
May 20, in Dublin, Lady Langford, of a daughter.
May 20, aged 82, Mary Anne LAMB, sister of the late Charles LAMB, author of the Essays of Ella. May 21, at Dononghmore, co. Cork, the Rev. Daniel HOROGAN, of typhus fever.
FATAL ACCIDENT--Mr. William IRWIN, late surgeon in the Royal Navy, met with an accident on Monday last, which proved fatal. Mr. IRWIN was obliged to keep a gun constantly loaded in his house, for some time back, in consequence of having been attacked by robbers a few months ago. The deceased, who was an invalid for a number of years, went, as usual, to sit at the kitchen fire after breakfast. The loaded gun was resting against the wall behind him; and the servant boy when in the act of pulling down his coat, which was hanging up over the gun, threw it down and falling suddenly, cock undermost, struck against the lower rail of the chair, and an explosion was the result. The entire contents, after passing through the bottom of the chair, lodged in the lower part of deceased's body. Medical assistance was promptly procured, but we regret to say, Mr. IRWIN expired on Wednesday afternoon, in the 53d year of his age.--Enniskillen Chronicle.
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