Published in Cavan, county Cavan

April 6, 1849


Edward CUFFE, a rather respectable looking man, was arraigned on an indictment which charged him with having at the last quarter sessions at Bailieborough, on the 3rd January last, on the trial of Patrick SMITH, Bernard REILLY, and Patrick CULLEN, charged with having at Raharadrum, near Virginia, committed a highway robbery upon one John SMITH, he (CUFFE) not being summoned by the Sheriff as a juror, but contriving and intending willfully and unjustly, to prevent the due course of law and justice, fraudulently and corruptly caused and procured himself to be sworn as a juror on said trail, and did act as a juror with the view or intent of procuring the acquittal of said prisoners, in contempt of our lady the Queen and her laws, and the evil example of all others in the like case offending. Previous to the trial being proceeded with,

Mr. James ARMSTRONG, attorney for the traverser, applied for the postponement of the trial on the ground that he (Edward CUFFE) was a material and necessary witness for said Patrick SMITH, Bernard REILLY, and Patrick CULLEN, who were to be tried again at the ensuing quarter sessions at Cavan - the jury not having agreed to a verdict when they were tried at Cavan, and the present trial might possibly lessen the weight of his (CUFFE's) evidence in their favour at said approaching trial, in addition to which, there was the absence of a material witness of the name of Mr. PLANT, who keeps a carman's stage on the road near Virginia, who was along with the traverser in Bailieborough, when Wm. SMITH the sheriff's bailiff desired them to attend as jurors.

Barrister - Is not William SMITH in court?

Mr. CAFFREY, Deputy clerk of the Peace - Yes, he is, your worship.

Barrister - Very well, let the trial proceed, as his evidence can supply the want of that of Mr. PLANT.

The trial was then proceeded with.

Mr. George GALLOGLY, governor of Cavan gaol, was then sworn and examined by Mr. Benjamin ARMSTRONG, local crown solicitor - Was at the last quarter sessions of Bailieborough, which commenced 3rd January last; recollects the trial of Patrick SMITH, Bernard REILLY, and Patrick CULLEN, for the highway robbery of a man of the name of John SMITH, which took place on the 4th January, the second day of the sessions, and attended in court early in the morning of that day, and by directions of his worship, the Assistant Barrister; he took down the names of the jurors on the issue paper, to have them ready to be sworn on the resumption of the crown business by the court, and the prisoner having put himself prominently forward in the jury-box, and having enquired from him if he was a juror, he said he was, and he was accordingly sworn upon the jury that tried that case.

Cross-examined by Mr. James ARMSTRONG - Never recollects for the last twenty or thirty years that he has been in the habit of attending the quarter sessions of Bailieborough and sessions' towns of the county, to see the traverser empanelled on a jury before; knows that persons have been sworn and empanelled on juries who were not summoned to serve as jurors.

Mr. P. CAFFREY, Deputy Clerk of the Peace, sworn and examined by Mr. B. ARMSTRONG - There was a bill of indictment prepared and found at last quarter sessions of Bailieborough, against persons (SMITH, REILLY, and CULLEN), for robbing a man of the name of John SMITH, who stated that he was a pig-jobber, of forth sovereigns - produced the bill of indictment; the prisoner at the bar was one of the jury that tried the case, and they did not agree to the verdict; heard the foreman and several other members of that jury state in open court on that occasion, that they wished to have CUFFE (prisoner) removed off the jury, as they could not agree to a verdict if he were allowed to remain on it, as they all, save him, had agreed to return a verdict.

Cross-examined by Mr. James ARMSTRONG - Has no recollection of the prisoner ever having served on a jury before, nor was he fined in 40s. for non-attendance as a juror at Bailieborough January sessions, 1847, or at any other sessions; and is the more certain of the fact, as he has not for very many years past, returned any fines against jurors to the Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer.

Cross-examination resumed -- Knows that it often happens that one juror will hold out against the other eleven; recollects the murder case tried at Cavan Assizes, when Mr. M'MANUS held out against eleven jurors who were for returning a verdict of guilty, and that on the party being tried again at the following assizes the (sic) was acquitted, which proves -

Mr. ARMSTRONG - That Mr. M'MANUS was right, and the other eleven jurors were wrong - and so might Mr. CUFFE (his client) be right, and his dissentient brethren wrong.

Wm. BELL, Esq., sub-sheriff, having been sworn and examined by Mr. B. ARMSTRONG - Knows that the prisoner was not summoned as a juror at the last Bailieborough Sessions; does not recollect that he ever saw or heard of CUFFE, (traverser) before then, and never knew that he was ever summoned as a juror of this county.

Cross-examined by Mr. J. ARMSTRONG - Knows that his bailiffs have done many very improper acts; knows that plaintiff who keeps the car-man's stage near Virginia is on the jurors' list, and has been frequently summoned as a juror; does not know that Judge MOORE ordered that he (Wm. LITTLE) should not be summoned as a juror in future. The next witness examined was,

Thomas HOUSTON, constable of police - Is stationed in Virginia; knows the prisoner, who lives in it; knows John SMITH from Kells, who prosecuted the parties named for the robbery, and on the morning after it occurred, he and CUFFE came to the police barrack, when the former charged the latter with having been in some way instrumental in causing or having some knowledge of the robbery which had been perpetrated upon him; when CUFFE said, that were it not for the presence of the police, he would knock him down for making such an observation, and added, that he would be on the jury who would try the case!

Cross-examined by Mr. ARMSTRONG - Did not know that CUFFE was on the jury at Bailieborough, until he was challenged by the Barrister, who said, on his (CUFFE's) making some observation that it was on the table and not in the jury-box he should be.


Wm. SMITH, sheriff's bailiff, examined by Mr. J. ARMSTRONG - Knows the prisoner CUFFE, but does not know whether he is a freeholder or not; was in the habit of summoning him as a juror, as he was on the jury list two or three years ago, but he has not been on it latterly; saw him on the jury at last Bailieborough Sessions, but he was not summoned by him to attend as a juror; witness was ordered to warn jurors on that, (the 2nd) morning of the Sessions; did so, and on going up through the street, saw prisoner and Mr. PLANT, and addressing himself to prisoner said, is this where you are, and said that the jury were calling; said so to him; because he saw him in the jury-box on the evening before, but does not know whether he was then sworn on the jury or not.

Andrew NIXON,, Esq., J.P., gave the prisoner a good character, after which the case closed, when his worship summed up the evidence, upon which he commented in his usual clear, perspicuous, and lucid manner, and conducted a glowing and most eloquent address, by stating that the jury was the constitutional arbiter of the case, for said he, that portion of the British constitution which awards the protection of trial by jury to the subject, is the most essential and admirable portion of it, and therefore should be revered, and its parity protected from corruption, as neither life, liberty or character can be safe where its integrity, as in this case, has been to a certain extent compromised, The jury then retired and in about half an hour returned with a verdict of guilty. His worship then addressed the prisoner, and after commenting in eloquent though strong language, upon the crime of which he had been found guilty, he sentenced him to be imprisoned for three months longer, which he (his worship) said was quite inappropriate and not at all commensurate with the nature and enormity of the crime of which he had been so convicted. We regret our space will not permit us to give even an outline of his worship's eloquent and constitutional address to the jury and the prisoner.


Michael BRADY - larceny - 24 hours imprisonment.
James BENTHORN - larceny - 1 month's hard labour.
Owen CONNER - larceny - 6 months hard labour.
Benjamin MADILL - larceny - 3 months hard labour.
John VANE (VANEY?) - larceny - 24 hours.
Patrick BRADY - larceny - 24 hours.
Anne CAREY - larceny - 1 month's hard labour.
James SMITH - larceny - 1 week.
Patrick FITZPATRICK - Larceny - 3 months' hard labour.
Bernard MAGUIRE - larceny of an axe (ass?) - 10 years transportation.
Margaret M'MAHON, Anne M'MAHON, and Martha M'MAHON - rescue for rent, and an assault - each 24 hours.
Anne ROE - larceny - 6 months' hard labour.
John WARNER - larceny -- ditto.
Patrick REILLY, alias BRADY, larceny of a mare - 6 month's hard labour.
Bridget SMITH - larceny - one week.
John HENRY - larceny - 1 month's hard labour.
James FARRELL - ditto - ditto.
Patrick FLEMING - ditto - ditto.
William FLEMING - ditto - ditto.
Rose GROGAN - ditto - ditto.
Hugh TRAYNOR - ditto - ditto.
Mary CLARKE, Bridge CAROLAN, and Elizabeth CLARKE - rescue under decree - prosecution withdrawn.
Michael CASSERLY - assault - ditto.
Joseph SHARPE - injury to dwelling - no bill.
Michael BURNS - receiving stolen goods - no bill.
James TURNER - having unregistered arms - no bill.
Philip REILLY, Henry BRADY, Peter FARRELLY, Mary SMITH, Patrick SMITH, Peter FARRELLY, Thomas LYNCH and Mary SMITH - rescue under decree - no bill.
Charles REILLY - rape - acquitted.
Judith FITZSIMONS and Judith LEE - larceny - acquitted.
John M'GORRIN - perjury - recognizance estreated.
Owen REILLY - assault, with intent to commit grievous bodily harm on Owen O'BRIEN - one month's hard labour.

(From our own Reporter.)

The usual weekly meeting of the guardians of the above union was held in the Board-room of the union workhouse on Monday, 2nd inst.; Charles ADAMS, Esq., in the chair.

Other guardians present - Messrs. J. O'REILLY, Peter DANIEL, Patrick O'REILLY, Thomas O'REILLY, Mathew FARRELLY, John CLARKE, Henry GIBSON, Thomas CHAMBERS, Thomas CRANSTON and Peter M'INTYRE.

Total paupers in the house on Saturday, 24th March, 1245; discharged, 40; died, 6; removed to fever hospital, 26; total number of recipients of out-door relief same day, 3546.

Cost of out-door relief same week, ?84, 13s. 10 ½ d.

TREASURER'S ACCOUNT - Received during the week, ?281 7s. 2d.; paid during the week, ?191 16s.; balance on hand in favour of the union, ?105, 2s. 2d.

The correspondence of the day was gone into, when several unimportant letters were read. We give the following as the most important: --

Poor Law Com. Office, Dublin, March 31, 1849.

SIR - The Commissioner for administering the laws for relief of the poor in Ireland, have had before them minutes of the board of Guardians of Bailieborough union of the 26th inst., and in reference to the minute, in which it is stated that the guardians are of opinion that they will not have to relieve any of the class specified in the Commissioners recent order out of the workhouse, I am directed to state that if the guardians have sufficient room in the workhouse to relieve therein the classes specified in the order they can relieve them in the workhouse.

With reference to the minute for which it appears that the master stated that he is not able to have his books made up any Monday, so as to enable the clerk to fill up the returns in the minutes for the week preceding the meeting of the guardians, I am to state that as the guardians meet on Monday, and that the copy of their minutes is not dispatched to the Commissioners till Tuesday, there appears to be no sufficient reason why the returns annexed to the copy of the minutes should not be made up to the last preceding Saturday, in the case of the Bailieborough union as in other unions, and the Commissioners must request that you and the master will have the accounts made up, and the returns entered accordingly.

With regard to the minute stating that the guardians do not propose offering a larger salary for the new master than that at present given, with a view to invite efficient and experienced persons to offer themselves, The Commissioners request the guardians to reconsider the matter, and suggest that they should offer a salary of ?50 for the master.

As regards the minute respecting collector Fitzsimons, I am to state, that under the circumstances stated, the Commissioners will not further press their suggestion, that the bond of this collector should be put in suit against him and his sureties.

With reference to the claim of Mrs. LYNCH for rent and supplies to the Kingscourt fever hospital in Oct. last, I am to call attention to sec. 6 of the temporary fever act, 12 Vic., cap. 131, and to state that the guardians should communicate on the subject with the central board of health, to whom the commissioners have transmitted a copy of the guardians' minutes.

With regard to the minute respecting the Commissioners' sanction to the increase of the medical officer's salary, as allowed by the board, I am to request to be informed of the date, and a copy of the previous resolution of the guardians proposing the increase of salary, and stating the amount.

(By order)
To the Clerk to the guardians.

By the Board - The master is directed to have his accounts made up on Mondays. The guardians are satisfied they can get an efficient master for the salary proposed - namely ?50 per annum; but, if they do not, they will propose a large amount. The guardians feel obliged about FITZSIMONS, and they will give him a new book this day week. The clerk has been instructed to forward the necessary information regarding the medical officer's salary.

The returning officer's return of the election of Guardians for the union, for the year ending 25th of March, 1850, was laid before the board by the clerk, from which it appears the following are the elected Guardians for the ensuing year: --

Bailieborough - Thomas CHAMBERS, Thos. CRANSTON, Henry GIBSON.
Skeagh - Peter M'INTYRE, *Patrick M'QUAID.
Termon - Thomas REILLY, *Francis JENNINGS.
Shercock - *Patrick REILLY, Patrick HALL.
Kingscourt - Joseph O'REILLY, Peter DANIEL, *Gerald WILLIAMSON.
Newcastle - James FITZSIMONS.
Ardagh - James O'CONNER.
Moybologue - John CLARK.
Tullyanan - Patrick SMITH.
Crossbeine (?) - Matthew FARRELLY.
Killenkere - Patrick FITZSIMONS.

Those marked thus (*) are new Guardians.

A letter was also read from the Lord Lieutenant requesting to be informed as to the degree of education received by the inmates of the workhouse.

Another from the Central Board of Health under date the 30th of March, acknowledging the receipt of a letter requiring payment from the guardians of Bailieborough union for supplies furnished to Kingscourt temporary fever hospital by order of the Guardians, and, in reference to the statement, that the Guardians are anxious that the amount should be paid to Mr. LYNCH, stating that the Board of Health have no power to authorize payment to be made, or to interfere in the matter.

The Guardians resolved to pay the amount of Mr. LYNCH's account as it was a lawful claim.

Also another from same, forwarding an order for the management of temporary fever hospitals, supported in pursuance of the temporary fever acts - 9 Vic., chap. 6, and 12 Vic., chap 131.

A large number of circulars and letters on various subjects were subsequently read, but which contributed nothing requiring particular notice.


To-day the first meeting of the new board of elected guardians was held in the board-room of the workhouse, at 10 'clock. There was a large attendance. The following are the names of those present: --

Ex-Officio Guardians - Lord Farnham, Henry T. KILBEE, Robert ERSKINE, John GUMLEY, Gm M. KNIPE, A BRUSH, W. HUMPHREYS, M. PHILLIPS, Esqrs.

Other Guardians - James REILLY, Samuel SWANZY, James M'LENAGHAN, George NESBITT, Henry MEE, John ROGERS, Thomas CLARKE, Theophilus THOMPSON, Patrick COLLINS, Thomas REILLY, Owen DONEGAN, James BERRY, John BRADY, Joseph DIXON, Alexander BERRY, Blaney GRIER, John DOHERTY, Thomas STAFFORD, William SMITH, A. GILROY, Patt GAFFNEY, Patt DONOHOE, Thomas HARTLEY, John E. VERNON, and Samuel MOORE.

The Board unanimously elected Robert BURROWES, Esq., to be chairman, J. E. VERNON, Esq. vice-chairman, and Wm. SMITH, Esq., deputy vice-chairman, during their terms of office.

The board then proceeded to appoint the days on which they would hold their meetings. After considerable discussion, it was decided that Tuesday should be the regular board-day for the future, and that the board would also meet every Saturday to audit the accounts, &c. 11 o'clock each day was the hour appointed for the meeting.

Sir Thomas ROSS (inspector of the union) took the opportunity of informing the guardians that if they did not meet, or at least a sufficiency of them to constitute a board, namely, three members, within one hour of the appointed time, the clerk had the power to dissolve the meeting for that day.

(Subsequently, Mr. BARRON informed the Guardians they could not change the board day without giving a fortnight's notice of motion to that effect.)

A desultory conversation then ensued on the state of the house and other matters, when

Mr. SMITH proposed that a reduction should be made in the staff of officers employed in the house, and on the general expenditure at the out-stations.

Sir Thomas ROSS said he had anticipated Mr. SMITH, and had drawn up a statement of reductions which he thought could be safely made in the officers' salaries, commencing with the 25th ult., which he would submit to the consideration of the board. Sir Thomas then read the statement, which advised the discharge of some nurses and wardsmasters at the out-stations, proposing that the paupers should be made do the duty; also, that a horse and (can't read), with suitable carts, should be purchased, for the use of the out-stations, whereby the sum of ?78 annually would be saved the union.

To enable the board to go through their more urgent business, they adjourned the consideration of these items.

The question of levying a new rate was then taken up. Sir Thomas ROSS said that the Vice-Guardians had struck a rate on all the divisions of the union, varying from 1s. to 4s. 6d. in the pound, which rate had been approved of by the Commissioners; but was not fully adopted by the Vice-Guardians, as the elected board was on the eve of coming into office. He had carefully considered the matter since, and had come to the conclusion that the rate could be reduced one-fifth, if the proposed reduction in the expenditure were made. In answer to a question put by the chairman, Sir Thomas stated the debts of the union to amount at present to in or about ?3,000.

Mr. VERNON believed their existence and efficiency as a board depended upon having a sufficiency of funds in hand at all times to meet the outlay; and concluded by moving that the reduced rate, so laid down by Sir Thomas ROSS, should be adopted by the board and at once put in course of collection.

Mr. HUMPHREYS and others concurred with Mr. VERNON.

Mr. SMITH moved an amendment that the further consideration of the question be adjourned to Tuesday next, and expressed it as his opinion that the new rate could not be collected sooner than harvest.

Letters were read from several contractors demanding the prompt payment of their accounts, or they would supply the workhouse no longer. One, from Mr. John REILLY of Butlersbridge, claiming the sum of ?1,900.

The Chairman put Mr. SMITH's amendment, when 10 voted for it; he then put the original motion, for adopting the rate, which was carried, 18 voting for its favour.

Mr. VERNON moved that advertisements be issued for collectors. Carried unanimously.

On the suggestion of Mr. SMITH, committees were nominated to visit all the out-stations - namely, Killeshandra, Macken, Miltown, Lacken, Butlersbridge, Corrarod, Lahard, and Ballymachugh, and to report thereon to the guardians next board-day.

Mr. William SMITH suggested that the Farnham Arms hotel, in Cavan, be taken for the accommodation of paupers.

Sir Thomas ROSS highly approved of this suggestion, and said it would effect a saving in the staff of ?150 a year.

Mr. VERNON said it could be taken for seven years, with a clause of surrender.

After some further conversation,

Sir Thomas ROSS observed that the Vice-Guardians had postponed the election of medical officers in the room of Dr. COYNE resigned. The Vice-Guardians considered the duty too heavy for one man to discharge satisfactorily, and they therefore proposed employing two - one to take charge of the fever hospital and the other the infirmary and some out stations - at a salary of 60? per annum each. Dr. COYNE, during the latter part of his time in office, had 100? a year.

Mr. SMITH took the opportunity of bringing a matter before the board which had met the approbation of Lord Farnham, namely, the consolidation of the county and workhouse fever hospitals. The physician to the county fever hospital had a salary of 100? a year, the sum the Grand Jury gave to the medical officer of the county fever hospital.

This suggestion met with a qualified approval from Mr. VERNON and a few other members of the board.

Mr. THOMPSON remarked that Dr. COYNE's duties, while in office, were very severe.

The master's salary was next discussed.

Mr. VERNON proposed that rations to the master and matron should be dispensed with.

Sir T. ROSS said that in Dingle, where he had been for better than a year, they tried that plan, but the commissioners would not sanction it.

Mr. SMITH remarked that the officers' rations cost the union weekly 8? 5s. 1½ d., and yearly 400?.

Mr. SMITH moved, and Mr. VERNON seconded, that the rations be taken from the master and matron, and an increase of salary allowed them in lieu thereof.

Mr. BARRON, Assistant-commissioner, here entered the room, to whom Mr. VERNON stated the motion then before the board. Mr. BARRON did not think the guardians hade the power of depriving the officers of their rations, although they might reduce them, for the regulations directed that the officers should get rations. In the Lowtherstown union, with which he was well acquainted, the officers did not get beef and tea. He thought however, that it would be wise of the board to make their officers' situations worth holding, otherwise the duties would not be properly discharged.

The chairman said the master's salary at present was 70? a year and rations.

Mr. VERNON thought unless they appointed a respectable man and gave him a good salary, they would not have a master upon whom they could depend.

Mr. KNIPE moved that a master be advertised for at a salary of ?80 a year and the rations given to paupers.

Sir Thomas ROSS said he had reduced the rations of the officers, and according to his scale the master's rations would amount to no more than ?4 10s. yearly.

Mr. JOHNSTON moved as an amendment, that the master's salary be 70? a year and the rations specified by Sir Thomas ROSS.

Mr. PHILLIPS moved, as a second amendment, that it be 60? a year, and the rations mentioned by Sir T. ROSS.

The divisions taking place, fourteen voted for Mr. PHILLIPS' amendment, one for Mr. JOHNSTON's, and eleven for the original motion. Mr. PHILLIPS' amendment was consequently carried.

Mr. SMITH moved that the matron's salary be 30? yearly and her ordinary rations. Carried unanimously.

Mr. KNIPE asked why Dr. COYNE had been superceded?

Mr. SMITH said he had received a letter from the commissioners, notifying Dr. COYNE's removal, but declining to give any further information.

Mr. BARRON said it was in consequence of the joint reports of Dr. PHELAN and Captain DENT.

Mr. SWANZEY inquired if Dr. COYNE were to become a candidate now for the office of physician to the house, and if he were to be elected by the Guardians, would the commissioners sanction the appointment?

Mr. BARRON said they would not. Dr. COYNE wrote lately to the commissioners to that effect, and they replied in the negative.

Mr. KNIPE said Dr. COYNE was no friend of his, but he wished to do justice to every man. The guardians were not furnished by the commissioners with the reports of Dr. PHELAN and Captain DENT alluded to by Mr. BARRON, they therefore had not means of ascertaining to a certainty the grounds upon which Dr. COYNE had been dismissed. It was the opinion of some that the Doctor had not been quite fairly dealt with. (transcriber's note: There is a stamp partly obliterating these lines. It could have said "It was the opinion of some that the Doctor was quite fairly dealt with.")

Mr. SMITH said (transcriber's note: this is partly obliterated also) ... officers be advertised for at 50? a year.

Mr. BARRON said the advertisements had been already issued, and the guardians could not alter them.

Mr. SMITH - We did it in the master's case, although the advertisement have been issued, and why not in this?

Mr. KNIPE thought from Mr. BARRON's observations that they (the Guardians) ought to be at home, as they were deprived of all power.

The Chairman agreed with Mr. KNIPE.

Mr. SMITH pressed his motion, on its having been seconded by Mr. KNIPE.

Mr. SWANZEY through 50? a year too little for a medical man who would have to attend 200 patients in fever; they might as well offer him fifty shillings.

Mr. HUMPHREYS and others concurred with Mr. SWANZEY.

Mr. PHILLIPS moved, as an amendment, that each of the medical officers should get 66? a year.

On a division, eight voted for the amendment. The original motion was carried by a large majority.

on the expense of advertising being mentioned, Mr. KNIPE moved that they advertise in the local paper, the Anglo-Celt, and no other.

Subsequently, on the suggestion of Sir Thomas ROSS, it was agreed to advertise both in the Anglo-Celt and the Dublin General Advertiser.

Chairman - The clerk has just now handed me in his resignation, in consequence of his appointment to the mastership of the Cootehill house. This is unfortunate at this juncture, for Mr. KILPATRICK is an active and intelligent officer.

Several members spoke of the propriety of reducing the clerk's salary, on the appointment of a new officer; it was subsequently agreed to leave the clerk's salary as it is at present, namely 100? a year, as he is obliged to pay for assistance out of that.

Mr. THOMPSON called attention to the cir5cumstance, that Cavan division is represented by only two guardians whereas it is allowed three. This arose from Captain ERSKINE declining to act, after having been elected.

Mr. KNIPE said Ballyconnell had no guardians at all on the board, owing to an informality.

Sir T. ROSS remarked these deficiencies could be supplied next week.

Mr. Wm. WHITE and Mr. Thomas M'HUGH were put in nomination for the relieving officership of the Ballymachugh district. On a division, WHITE was elected by a majority of fourteen to eight. Sir T. ROSS then told Mr. WHITE to put himself in communication with Mr. VICTORY, and glean from him all the information he could.

The Board next proceeded to investigate the relief lists, and shortly after adjourned.


Total number receiving relief in the workhouse and auxiliary houses up to the 31st ultimo, 4,208; total accommodation, 2670; average cost per week, 1s. 1 1/2d., amount of funds in treasurer's hands, ?3,719 11s. 9d.


Electoral divisions No. of Persons Amt. of weekly Expenditure.
Cootehill 187 4£ 12s. 10d.
Ashfield 161 3 2 1
Tullyvin 129 2 8 4
Larah 172 3 4 6
Rakenny 137 2 14 5
Drung 243 4 9 4
Drumgoon 96 1 16 9
Knockbrine 202 3 19 2
Cormeen 102 1 16 10
Dartrey 198 4 7 11
Aughabog 120 2 10 0
Drum 176 1 12 11
  1,917 38£ 1s. 7d.

EVICTIONS IN THE COUNTY OF CAVAN. - An esteemed correspondent furnishes us with the names of a number of families evicted lately from their holdings on the estate of John NESBITT, Esq., in the parish of Larah. the owed arrears of rent, and were consequently dispossessed. Out correspondent thinks the proceedings were characterized by great harshness. He pays a just and well-merited tribute to Robert BURROWES, Esq., of Stradone House, for his lenity to the numerous tenants on his property, and contrasts his conduct with that of the party who acted for Mr. NESBITT, this latter gentleman being an absentee. We regret the state of our columns prevents us from giving publicity to this lengthy, but valuable communication.

BARONY CONSTABLE - Mr. John MORROW was appointed high constable and collector of grand jury cess for the barony of Castleraghan (in the room of Mr. J. T. IRWIN resigned) and entered into the necessary secured.


On Monday, the 2nd inst., an inquest was held by J. M'FADIN, Esq., M.D., and a respectable jury on the body of Thomas KING, a stranger in this locality, who had been an inmate of the Cootehill workhouse, and died in Teevenanass, parish of Kill, on the night of Saturday, the 31st ult., in a waste house belonging to Mr. FITZPATRICK of that place. This being the second case of a similar nature which occurred in the above house, the owner manifested a laudable anxiety regarding the timely interment of the corpse. He made application to the coroner, who kindly gave him 6s. for that purpose, deceased being a stranger. The body presented the appearance of extreme emaciation, and the skin was literally like parchment pasted on the bones. The only witness produced was the following: --

Mary KING sworn - Is wife to deceased; witness, deceased, and three children entered the Cootehill workhouse on the recommendation of Mr. P. MAXWELL, relieving officer of the Knockbride division; remained in the poor-house from Christmas last until the Monday previous to his death; came from the workhouse by consent having got their discharge; deceased complained, and said he would be better if out, they wandered about since; deceased ate very little, but had an insatiable thirst; on the morning of his death he grew very weak; was obliged to support him along the road; no person would let them in; in passing by this house he (deceased) pulled her in, threw himself on his mouth and nose on some littler that was on the floor; got some fresh straw and kindled a fire; lived until about five o'clock the following morning; has no complaint to make against the guardians, master, relieving officer, or any other persons connected with the workhouse; three of her children died in the workhouse. The following verdict was given: --

"We find that Thomas KING, a stranger, died in Teevenenass on Sunday, 1st April, 1849, and that his death was caused by dysentery and destitution aggravated by exposure to the cold."



At a meeting of the subscribers to the above institution, held in the Court-house of Cootehill on the 3rd inst.; Henry CLEMENTS, Esq., High Sheriff, in the chair; the candidates for the office of medical attendant were - Surgeon HORAN and Dr. SHARPE, both of Cootehill; after examining the candidates' testimonials as to qualifications, &c., the election was proceeded with, when the votes for each were declared -

For Surgeon HORAN - Mr. John CAMPBELL, Cootehill.

For Dr. SHARPE - Archdeacon BERESFORD, Rev. Dr. CARSON, Robert BURROWES, Esq., J.P., Lucas CLEMENTS, Esq., J.P., Mrs. BOOTH, Mr. John FOY, Cootehill.

Dr. SHARPE was consequently elected - a choice which has given general satisfaction to the subscribers, on account of his well-known benevolent and kind disposition, having already proved himself willing to bestow advice and unwearied attention upon those from who he could expect no pecuniary reward. If anything could reconcile the people of Cootehill and its neighbourhood to the loss they have sustained by the death of that most amiable and exemplary gentleman, Mr. WELSH, Esq., M.D., it is the election of so worthy a successor to the situation which he so ably and satisfactorily filled for a number of years.


These sessions commenced on Wednesday, April 3, before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Assistant Barrister.

Magistrates present - The Right Hon. Lord FARNHAM, K.P.; Wm. HUMPHREYS, Esq.; Robt. BURROWES, Esq.; H. T. KILBEE, Esq., Robert ERSKINE, Esq.; Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq.; Thos. JOHNSTON, Esq.; J. E. VERNON, Esq.; A. BRUSH, Esq.; G. M. KNIPE, Esq.; J. WILCOCKS, Esq. R.M.; J. M'CULLAGH, Esq., R.M.

The following gentlemen were sworn on the grand jury: -- Thomas HARTLEY (foreman); Wm. MOORE BLACK, Henry MAXWELL, Henry HUMPHRYS, Mathew LOUGH, James GILBOY?(GIDDY?), Peter BRADY, John MOORE, Francis M'CABE, John M'MANUS, Alexander KETTLE, John FREEMAN, Edward KENNEDY; Arnold PORTER, Hugh PORTER, J. MORROW, Samuel KENNEDY, Esqrs.

His Worship briefly addressed the grand jury. There were rather a large number of cases to go before them, but none of a serious nature. In one, a gentleman on the jury was prosecutor, and in considering that bill the foreman would take care that instead of signing it "for self and fellows" he would have it signed by at least twelve members of the jury.

The grand jury then retired, and the hearing of appeals was proceeded with.

Civil bill entries, 470; ejectment entries, 26; replevin entries, 5; nine applications for spirit licenses, six of which were granted.

Richard O'REILLY, of Ballyjamesduff, appellant;

the Vice-Guardians of Granard Union, respondents.

Edward M'GAURAN, Esq., appeared as solicitor for Mr. O'REILLY, and stated this was an appeal by his client against the rate struck on the 28th October last by the respondents, as regards a large tract of bog in the lands of Mullahoran, the estate of Mr. O'REILLY, rated at 20? value, but which was unset and unproductive; and also against the rate made on the value of the tolls and customs of the bars of Kilgola, rated at 20?, which he would prove to be (.?...) beyond their value.

Thomas COCHRANE, Esq., solicitor, whose services the respondents had secured on this occasion, stated to the court that he had several objections to the form of the proceedings taken by the appellant - 1st, as to the recognizance; 2nd, as to the notice; and, 3rd, as to the right to bring the appeal before the present tribunal; but as the recognizance was the first step taken he would bring his objection to that document first before the court.

Mr. COCHRANE then called on the Clerk of the Peace for the recognizance, which that officer accordingly handed him. Mr. COCHRANE then stated that under the 111th sec. of 1st and 2nd Vict., chap. 56, a recognizance was required to be entered into by the appellant to the respondents, previous to his appeal to the then next sessions to be held in the presence of the Assistant-Barrister. Now in the recognizance produced, the respondents were called "the Poor-law Guardians of the Granard Union" - a body which, Mr. COCHRANE submitted to the court, did not exist or was not known in law, as the 27th sec. of same act incorporated the Board of guardians or Vice-Guardians, and alone enabled them to sue and be sued by the name of "Guardians of the Poor of the Granard Union;" and in the condition of the recognizance, it stated that it was conditioned to try the appeal before the Justices of the Peace for said county; both of which departures from the act mentioned rendered the recogniz!

ance a piece of waste paper, on which no proceedings to enforce same could be taken; and without going further, he respectfully called on the court to quash the appeal.

The Assistant-Barrister called on Mr. M'GAURAN to reply to the objections made by Mr. COCHRANE.

Mr. M'GAURAN replied at some length, and with great tact endeavoured to show that the objections taken by Mr. COCHRANE were not tenable.

The Assistant-Barrister gave judgment, stating that he considered both the objections made by Mr. COCHRANE were a clear departure from the provisions of the act, as stated by that gentleman, and consequently fatal - therefore that the appeal must be quashed without going into the other objections.


The following Petty Jury was sworn: -- Joseph TREVOR, Ralph FORSTER, Arthur ELLIS, Richard HUMPHRYS, Andrew M'NEL, John MOORE, William PRATT, Isaac Pratt, Thomas RAMSEY, Robert RAMSEY, James SMITH, John TISDALL.


Patrick SMITH, Bernard REILLY, and Patrick CULLEN were arraigned, charged with having robbed John SMITH of a large sum of money on the night of the 20th of December last, at Rahardnum, on is way to Kells from the fair of Virginia.

John SMITH, sworn and examined by Mr. Benjamin ARMSTRONG, local crown prosecutor - I am a pig-jobber and reside in Kells; on the 20th of December I was in Virginia at the fair; I had been in Liverpool some time before where I got some money; I had ?80 in Virginia, sovereigns and silver, no notes; of that 80?, I paid a man 12? 2s. 6d., which I owed him, on going into the fair; I bought ten or twelve pigs, and after paying for them I had 41? 13s. remaining; I know the prisoners; Patt SMITH lives in Kells, and the other two in Carlanstown; they are pig-jobbers also; I know Patt SMITH for twenty years, and the others for nine or ten years; I saw the prisoners in Virginia early in the day; I gave Patt SMITH two shillings on two pigs which he had bought and which I repurchased from him; I allowed him one shilling on each pig profit; Patt SMITH was present when I paid for the other pigs; he saw me take out the purse of sovereigns; I paid for all on the street; Patt SMITH helped me to examine the pigs, to see if any were measly; two of them had the measles, and I knocked 15s. off their price.

Barrister - What did you mean to do with the measly pigs?

Witness - I'd send them to England to sell.

Barrister - Not for the purpose of having them eaten, surely?

Witness - Oh, yes, they do the English very well. They make sausages of them (laughter.).

Mr. B. ARMSTRONG - That's the way you trick poor John Bull, I suppose? (laughter)

Witness - I'm not the first that done it.

Examination resumed - Patt SMTH asked me to take a seat on a car home; I asked if all the Kells cars were gone; SMITH said not, he had one waiting for him; I then took in REILLY and SMITH into Carroll's public-house and treated them to two half glasses of whiskey; while in the house I met the man from whom I bought the measly pigs and I treated him; when paying for the drink, I pulled out the purse of sovereigns, which the two prisoners saw; I then asked SMITH if I would have time to eat a bit, and he said ye; I then went to CUFFE's, the two prisoners, Patt SMITH and REILLY, accompanying me; CUFFE keeps a kind of an eating house in Virginia; while there another jobber of the name of DULGENAN, from Oldcastle, asked me to go out to the yard to see a cheap pig he had for sale; the prisoners, SMITH and REILLY, told him to go on about his business, for I had the fair of Kells before me; I stopped in CUFFE's house for some time, but I was uneasy to get home; the car-boy called for us, and SMITH and REILLY said we were time enough; I said I did not like stopping in that house any longer, for I saw something happen there before that I didn't like; I treated the car-boy and some others that were in the kitchen to a naggin of punch; then went up to Carroll's public house again, and SMITH and REILLY followed me; when I went up stairs on the loft, I saw the third prisoner, CULLEN, drinking with a woman; when I returned to the kitchen, the other two prisoners were at the fire; CULLEN followed me down stairs, and I gave him a glass of whiskey; we drank a naggin in the kitchen which I paid for; I went outside the door and sat up on the car; SMITH and REILLY made me come down; they said a man named CARROLL, who lives in Kells, (son to the man in Virginia) and who was to be home with us, was eating a bit, and he would not be ready to go for a short time; I got down and went into a back room off the shop; there was a man of the name of DRAKE there, who had beenvwith me all the evening; in the course of a little time, Patt SMITH and REILLY told me to come out, the car was going to start; when I went out, not seeing the car, I asked where it was; the prisoners told me to run on, it was a little before me; I ran forward and asked a woman I saw on the street with a black cloak, if she saw the car; she said it was gone out by the Mullagh road, and it was going easy' I ran on and when I got to Mr. SARGENT's gate four or five men ran after me and pulled my hat down on my eyes; they held me that way until the money was taken out of my breast; before the hat was pulled down on me, I saw the men; the three prisoners were some of them; it was a woman, or a man in woman's clothes, that took the purse from me; I felt an arm going into my breast and take the money out; after I worked the hat off my eyes, I saw two of the men going away, Patt SMTH was the last of them; I said,"you've done me, neighbours and all;" I then returned to Virginia and told the police what happened; I told them the names of the men that robbed me, but said not to arrest them until I'd try next day and get back the money; the police went out and arrested REILLY; I then went to CUFFE's, where I slept that night; next day I saw the prisoner SMITH, and told him if they would give me back the money, I'd give each of them a trifle to take them to America, and I'd say nothing about what happened; he would not do that, but said "what was ill got was ill gone,: when in CARROLL's, before I was robbed, I gave Mr. CARROLL the purse of sovereigns to take care of until next day; the prisoner REILLY, made a snap at it, and said I was well able to mind it myself, and asked what was I afraid of for they'd be a protection to me.

Cross-examined by Mr. James ARMSTRONG - I was not drunk that night, but I was hearty; I met no man of Mr. RATHBOURNE's on my return after being robbed, nor did I tell any one I was robbed by two women; the only person I met was Mr. BOLES, with a lantern in his hand; I was in Trim gaol for three months for a riot; there was no money lost in the riot; I never was in gaol but that time; I know Mr. HANNON of Kells; I never was charged with stealing his sheep; there was a calf stolen from me one night when the people were going about stealing sheep and cattle; I got out a search-warrant and searched some people's houses that I suspected; they owed me a spite for this, and one morning I found a piece of pork and some mutton in a lock of hay in my yard; I brought it in and gave it to my mother, and said some one put it there to get me into trouble; she threw it into a crock and put some salt on it for a man who was thatching; soon after the police came in, on an information, and found it there; I swore my informations on the 21st of December, the day after the robbery, and some days after I returned to Virginia, and went down on my knees in CUFFE's house and begged the women's pardon for having accused them wrongfully; I sent the priest to CUFFE's house to see if they knew anything of the money; the priest told me, after speaking to them, that they did not, and then I begged their pardon. Nothing further, of a material nature, was elicited by the cross-examination.

To Mr. B. ARMSTRONG - The reason I begged their pardon in CUFFE's was, I thought I was "set" there, and when the priest told me I was mistaken, I thought it right to beg their pardon.

Terence CARROLL sworn and examined by Mr. B. ARMSTRONG - I saw SMITH and REILLY in my house in Virginia on the night of the robbery, but did not see CULLEN; they are all strangers to me; when the last witness was paying for a naggin of punch he gave me a half sovereign instead of six pence; I returned it, and saw him put it in a purse with other money; thinking him too far gone, I made a snap at the purse to keep it safe; the last witness and REILLY seized my arm and took the purse from me; REILLY said SMITH could mind his money well enough and he would bring him to his lodgings.

Cross-examined by Mr. Moutray ERSKINE, but nothing of importance elicited.

Thomas DRAKE sworn - The prosecutor was to have gone home with him from Virginia to Kells on the night of the robbery; I did not know him or the prisoners before that night.

To Mr. James ARMSTRONG - John SMITH was drunk that night; so drunk that the car-boy would not take him home with him.

Constable Thomas HEWSTON of the Virginia station examined - Witness briefly narrated that on the night of the robbery, John SMITH went to him and said that he had been robbed by Patt SMTH, the jobber, REILLY and the other prisoner; witness arrested REILLY that night, but let him go again, as the prosecutor did not prefer a direct charge against him; next day he arrested Patt SMITH, whom the prosecutor at once identified; the prosecutor was not drunk when he came to me, he had drank some, but was quite sensible; he described Patt SMITH to me and from that description I arrested him; I took REILLY a second time next day, when the prosecutor identified him.

Mr. James ARMSTRONG proceeded to cross-examine the witness, when he was interrupted by the prisoner, REILLY, who stated that he went into the police barrack voluntarily when he heard of the robbery, and mentioned some other circumstances, which he said transpired in the presence of witness.

Constable HEWSTON said the prosecutor contradicted this statement of prisoner's on oath.

Phil O'HARA sworn and examined by Mr. James ARMSTRONG, to prove an alibi for CULLEN. He deposed CULLIN was in his master's house at Mullagh, at the time the prosecutor stated he was robbed.

On being cross-examined by Mr. B. ARMSTRONG, he said he did not attend at Bailieborough Sessions, on the former trial, to state what he had then done, but his master did. Witness got one shilling for attending to-day.

James FLOOD examined by Mr. Moutray ERSKINE - I have a slight knowledge of John SMITH, the prosecutor; on the night of the robbery, I went out to Mr. RATHBOURNE'S gate to lock it, when I heard the prosecutor come down the road shouting; I asked him what was the matter, he said he had been robbed by two girls - that they knocked him down and were choaking (sic) him; I told him he must have been drunk when he let two girls rob him, he said not, although he had taken a sup - after the prosecutor left me, he went on a piece of the road, and laying down his coat, threw himself on it and began lamenting the loss of his money; in a few minutes he got up and walked into town.

To Mr. B. ARMSTRONG - He was not drunk, he knew what he was doing; after getting up off the road he walked steadily into town.

John USHER sworn and examined by Mr. James ARMSTRONG - Prisoner, Bernard REILLY, took dinner with him in CUFFE's; they then went to Arthur M'MAHON's, and prisoner did not leave his company until after ten o'clock.

To Mr. B. ARMSTRONG - On the former trial I swore I knew the time only to the best of my opinion. That is all I swear now.

To the Court - REILLY never dined in my company before or after that day; he paid for his own dinner.

Edward CUFFE, (who was convicted at the Cootehill Sessions, and sentenced to imprisonment, for having himself fraudulently sworn on the jury that tried this case before at Bailieborough - see Cootehill Sessions' report,) examined by Mr. Moutray ERSKINE - The prosecutor was in my house on the fair day of Virginia; in the course of the night the police rapped me up to give him a bed; when I opened the door the police brought him and the prisoner REILLY in; they searched REILLY in my place, but found nothing on him; (witness gave a narrative of the whole affair, so far as it had passed under his cognizance, in which he sought to exonerate the prisoners from blame, and to throw discredit of the testimony of the prosecutor, John SMITH.)

The Assistant-Barrister summed up at considerable length, in which he minutely recapitulated the leading features of the evidence.

The jury retired, and in a short time returned with a verdict of guilty against SMITH and REILLY, and acquitted CULLEN.

His Worship observed that he thought that a very proper verdict, and sentenced the prisoners, Patrick SMITH and Bernard REILLY to ten years transportation each, and ordered CULLEN to be discharged.

This was the only case of importance tried at these sessions.


John CORRY, Philip FANNON, John MAGERTY, Mary FANNON - rescue of two cows seized for poor-rate - prosecution withdrawn.
Bartholomew SMITH, Eleanor SMITH - rescue and assault - fourteen days for former, and seven days for the latter.
Michael SMITH, Andrew SMITH, Philip SMITH - pound breach - prosecution withdrawn.
George THORNTON, Hugh M'DONALD - assault on Pat M'DONALD - not guilty.
James JOHNSTON, John ROGERS, Robert RAMSAY, Felix MULLEGAN - rescue and assault - prosecution withdrawn.
Hugh FITZPATRICK, Edward FLOOD, Wm. SHERIDAN, Patrick SHERIDAN, Francis THORNTON, Hugh M'DONALD - malicious injury to a dwelling-house-not guilty.
Patrick M'GIRD - rescue and assault - not guilty.
Stephen M'DONALD - rescue and assault - prosecution withdrawn.
Thomas BOYLE, Charles HARWOOD - burglary and robbery - not guilty.
George STEPHENS, William JOHNSTON - rescue and assault - no prosecution.
Elizabeth MAGUIRE - larceny of fowl - six months hard labour.
Mary-Anne DOWNES, Jane SCOTT - larceny of fowl - three months hard labour.
John REEHALL - larceny of turf - fourteen days hard labour.
Patt M'MANUS, Mary M'MANUS, Mary CAMELL - larceny of fowl - former not guilty, the two latter three months hard labour.
Mary REILLY - larceny - one month hard labour.

(All the prisoners were not sentenced at the hour of our going to press.)


John George PARR, Plaintiff,

Andrew William BELL and others, Defendants.

PURSUANT to the Decree made in this Cause, bearing date the Tenth day of NOVEMBER, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Seven, I will, on FRIDAY, the 20th day of APRIL, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-nine, at the hour of One o'Clock in the Afternoon, at my Chambers, Inns-Quay, City of Dublin, Set Up and Sell to the highest and fairest Bidder (subject to the conditions as settled by order of the twentieth of June, the Estate and Interest of ANDREW BELL, of Creevy, in the county of Longford, deceased, also for the defendant, ANDREW WILLIAM BELL, in and to ALL THAT AND THOSE the several Towns and Lands called and known as Omard, otherwise, Fairfield(?), Ballyheeland, Smear, and Dingens, situate in the county of Cavan, and also the lands of Bally... and Upper Creevy, situate in the county of Longford, in the pleadings in this cause mentioned, with the sub-denominations respectively, or a competent part thereof, for the purpose in said decree mentioned. - Dated this 11th day of December, !*$*.


For further particulars, Rentals and Conditions of Sale, apply to ALEXANDER DUDGEON, Plaintiff's Solicitor, Talbot-street, Dublin.


THE EXTENSIVE AND Valuable Concerns belonging to Mr. ROBERT FITZGERALD, in the town of CAVAN, admirably adapted for carrying on a large Trade in the Grocery, Wine, Hard-ware, timber, Slates, Iron, and Leather departments, together with a Bakery, Stabling, &c. &c.; also a large enclosed Garden.

Application to be made to Mr. Robert FITZGERALD, Cavan, or Mr. Francis FITSGERALD, Clones.
April 5, 1849.


THIS Establishment is, in the strictest sense, select, and its situation beautiful and most healthful. Ten Pupils, being very limited in [.?...], enjoy all the care and comfort of a private family.

The great success which, at the Term, examinations in T.C.D., has almost invariable attended Pupils educated at this School, and the fact that all have obtained high places at entrance, afford a sufficient guarantee for the efficiency with which the business of Education is conducted.

At the last Examinations, Mr. MARTIN obtained a Science-Honor, on which occasion the Resident Science Master of this School got the first of the First Science Honors.
At the July entrance, Mr. MARTIN (the only one of Mr. ALLEN's Pupils that entered then) was selected also to be re-examined for First Place.
Mr. ALLEN has permission to refer to the Rev. Dr. MARTIN, Ex-Fellow, T.C.D., Rector of Killeshandra.

There are at present Two Vacancies.

April 4, 1849.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, without reserve, on Wednesday the 11th April inst., the Rev. WILLIAM M'EWIN's interest in his Residence and Lands of

In the Parish of KELLEVAN,

held under William Forster, Esquire, for two lives, containing 24A., 1R., 6r., Irish at the small Yearly Rent of ?12 5s 9 1.2d., situate within three miles of Clones, seven of Monaghan, and seven of Cootehill; is prime land, in a high state of improvement, and fitted to accommodate a respectable family, there having been lately expended on the House and Offices upwards of ?350. Also the Tenant Right of Two Small Farms adjoining, held at a moderate rent.

comprising Seven Springers, a number of Two Year Old and Yearling Heifers, have been selected with great care and judgment and will be found worthy the attention of gentlemen wishing to improve their stock.
Also, the two year old Thorough-bred Durham Bull, which took the prize at the last Monaghan Cattle Show.

FARMING IMPLEMENTS - CARTS, Iron Ploughs, Harrows, a perfect Winnowing Machine; also a Jaunting-car, Gig and Harness; two Stacks of Hay; Manure, &c., &c.


THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Consisting of Mahogany and other Tables, Chairs, Sofa, Bedsteads, Bedding, and Bed-room Furniture, an excellent EIGHT-DAY Clock, China, Glass, Delph, Kitchen and Dairy requisites.

Sale to commence precisely at Eleven o'Clock, in order to get through all in one day.

TERMS - Cash, and the purchasers to pay five per cent Auction Fees.
Further particulars to be had of Mr. M'EWIN, on the premises, or of
Auctioneers and Valuators, Monaghan.
Boughill, March 28, 1849.


FROM THE 1ST OF MAY next, to be LET or the Interest Sold, KILNAHARD HOUSE with Seventeen Acres of Prime Land, delightfully situated on the Banks of Lough Sheelan near Mountnugent, the Dwelling House and Offices are all in the Best possible Repair.

For further particulars apply to Mr. P. CAFFREY, Cavan.


Will be dispatched from Dublin direct, without calling at any other Part,

THIS favourite first-class copper-fastened Vessel will be the first Spring Ship of the above line this season for Quebec; her accommodations are of the most superior description, and her sailing qualities are so well known, that any comment would be superfluous. Captain SEEDS has been many years engaged carrying out passengers from this port, and enjoys a high character for his kindness and attention to them on all occasions. Passengers by this Ship will be supplied with the provisions directed by the act of parliament, during the voyage. (free.)

Those Packets afford all the advantages of direct embarkation, particularly to respectable parties who have much extra Luggage, any quantity of which will be taken without any charge, besides avoiding the wear and tear, expense, &c., of transhipment.

Parties in the country can secure their berths by remitting ?1, and the remainder need not be paid till their arrival at the Ship. For all further information apply to

JAMES MILEY, 22, Eden-quay, Dublin.

Sailing on their appointed days.
The First-Class, Fast-Sailing, Coppered and Copper-Fastened American packet Ship,

Will Sail from DUBLIN direct, without calling at Liverpool or any other Port,
On the 10th day of APRIL, 1849.

THIS favourite Packet Ship is well known on the above line by the successful voyages which she has hitherto made, and is every way adapted to secure the comfort of those who may select her for their conveyance. Her Second Cabin is fitted up with comfortable berths, and families can have private apartments for any number required, at a charge but tittle exceeding the current fare, by making timely arrangement to that effect. The Steerage is spacious, lofty, well lighted and ventilated, with roomy, convenient, and comfortable berths. Capt. SMALLMAN is a careful and experienced seaman, kind and attentive the wishes of his passengers, who will be supplied with the provisions required by act of parliament free of expense during the4 voyage.

Those packets afford all the advantages of direct embarkation, particularly to respectable parties who have much extra luggage, any quantity of which will be taken without any charge, besides avoiding the wear and tear, expense, &c., of transhipment.

Parties in the country can secure their berths by remitting ?1, and the remainder need not be paid till their arrival at the Ship.
For all further information apply to
JAMES MILEY, 22, Eden-quay, Dublin.
The Agnes will be succeeded by the following First-Class Packets:--
Elizabeth, to sail 14h April.
Anne M'Lester, to sail 18th April.
The Washington and Enterprise sailed with the full complement of passengers.


THE Proprietor, PETE M'CANN, CAVAN, begs leave to inform the public that, having made arrangements to met Mr. BIANCONI's car in Crossdoney morning and evening, his Car will in future leave Killeshandra every morning at half past six o'clock, and will leave Cavan every evening at half-past five o'clock, thereby affording passengers from the neighbourhood of Killeshandra an opportunity of traveling to and from Dublin by Mr. Bianconi's Car and the Mullingar Railway, at a very low charge and also the great advantage of arriving in Dublin at half-past two o'clock in the day.

Killeshandra to Crossdoney 0 9
Ditto to Cavan 1 3
To and from Cavan 2 0

Cavan, 5th April, 1849

"Plus salis quam sumptus."


So Celebrated in London and St. Petersburgh.

WRITERS upon "Russia," as well as Travellers, remark that the Tea in general use in that Empire, called "CARAVAN TEA," from its being conveyed by the Caravans from China, is superior to the finest known in England. Upon the quality of ARABIAN COFFEE, no remark is necessary. When Roasted by the Company's Steam Process it defies competition.

This Company have effected arrangements by which they import the Teas most approved in Russia; also the finest qualities of Arabian Coffee, and sell the same by their Agents throughout the Kingdom, in Leaden Packets of various sizes, at the price of s. 1d. per pound-packet for the Tea, and 1s. 8d. per pound for the Coffee.

After one trial, all admit that both the CARABAN TEA and ARABIAN COFFEE fully bear out the Motto of the Company, particularly if the simple "Instructions" to prepare the Tea after the Russian manner have been observed.

Sold by the leading Chemists, Confectioners, and Stationers, in Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Birmingham, Lincoln, Devonport, Belfast, Glasgow, Dundee, &c. &c.; in fact in most large Towns in England, Ireland, and Scotland - In London Retail by Henry BULGIN, 221, Regent-street, R. JOHNSTON, 63, Gracechurch-street, and others. - Company's offices, 117, Bishopgate within, to which place applications for Agency must be addressed, to the Secretary.

The following are a few of the Testimonials recently received: --

>From Mr. ------------, Chemist.
George's-street, Liverpool, 24th Sept., 1848.
The Imperial caravan Tea is generally much approved in Liverpool.

>From Mr. ----------, Confectioner.
Shude Hill, Manchester, 26th Sept., 1848.
Since I wrote last, I have heard many parties speaking very highly of the Tea.

>From Mr. ----------, grocer.
Thornton, near Bradford, 6th Oct., 1848.
I shall send you another order shortly. I have been a Tea Dealer for nearly thirty years, and never sold Tea which gave more satisfaction than the Caravan Tea.

>From Mr. ----------, Chemist.
Lynn Regis, 18th Sept. 1848.
Send me ?10 worth of Russian Tea for the enclosed post-office order, and some Green. I opened it on Tuesday last, and have sold out with the exception of one Packet.

>From Mr. ----------, Merchant.
Belfast, 29th Nov., 1848.
The Tea is the best I ever tasted, and everybody here who tries it likes it much.

>From Mr. ----------, Stationer.
Torquay, 27th Sept., 1848.
I have been requested by several parties of the highest respectability to apply for the Agency of your Tea, as they now send all the way to Plymouth for it.

>From Messrs. ---------------, Merchant.
Longside, N. B., 30th Sept., 1848.
I have much pleasure in informing you that the Caravan tea is giving general satisfaction, and request you to forward, as under, by first Vessel of Peterhead.

>From Mr. ----------, Agent.
Glasgow, October 3, 1848.
All are highly delighted with the Caravan Tea and I have sold a great part of the lot now on its way.

>From Mr. ----------, Publisher.
Lowgate, Hull, 17th Sept., 1848.
Send me by railway another lot of the Caravan Tea. People who try it speak highly of it, and continue to buy, so there is a prospect of a good sale in Hull.

>From Mr. ----------, Merchant.
St. Andrew's-street, Peterhead, 11th Nov., 1848.

I hard(sic) you a further order for enclosed half of ?20 note, and I am happy to bear testimony to the excellent quality of your caravan Tea.


Cavan - Mr. EDWARD KENNEDY, Merchant.
Belturbet - Mr. Thomas GILLON, Tea Dealer.
Kells - Mr. C.G. HENDERSON, Stationer.
Cookstown - Mr. John GLASGOW, Merchant.
Portaferry - Mr. P. M'KINLAY, Market-square.
Drogheda - Mr. Mathew M'ARDELL, Tea Dealer.
Kingstown - Mr. James BEWLY, Tea Dealer, &c.
Bandon - Mr. Henry BULLEN, Grocer,
Cove - R. SWANTON and Co., Drapers.
Stradbally - Mr. John SWEETMAN, Tea Dealer.
Strabane - Mr. J. ANDERSON, Tea Dealer, Main-street,
Newtownlimavady - Mr. J. MILLER, corner Grocery, Main-street.
Market-hill - Mr. J. POLLARD, Tea dealer.
Monaghan - Mr. J. M'ENTEE, Grocer, Church-square.
Ennis-Mr. J. SHEHAN, Church-street.
Mountmelick - Mr. M. CAMPBELL, Grocer.
Newcastle - Mr. M. QUAID, Victoria House.
Kilrush - Mr. J. BRENNAN.
Mallow-Mr. T. CRONIN, Grocer.
Kilkenny - Mr. W. J. DOUGLAS, Grocer.
Belfast - Mr. A. MONTGOMERY, Tea Dealer,
Messrs. L. and W. DOBBIN, Tea Dealers;
Messrs. MARSHALL AND SON, Druggist;
Mr. R. THOMPSON, 7 Calimore-street.
Lisburn - Mr. G. DUNCAN.
Clonmel - Mr. E. FITZHENRY, Bookseller.
Limerick - Mr. J. F. GOGGIN, Confectioner.
Dublin - Messrs. REILLY AND SONS, Italian Warehouse,

Mr. W. F. WELLS, Druggist.


begs to announce to the public, that he has received instructions from the Representatives of the late Dr. WELSH, to

On WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, the 11th and 12th of APRIL next,


IN THE DRAWING-ROOM - Twelve Mahogany Cane Seat Chairs, with movable hair cushions, and two Arm-Chairs with pillared Bookstand; a well-toned six octave Piano forte, with Metallic Plate (by Broadwood); two Music Stools; two superior Loo tables - one in solid Rosewood, the other in Mahogany; two Mahogany Card Tables; a handsome Lounge, in amber damask, with spring cushions; several beautiful coloured Prints, in fine gilt frames; full furnished blue moreen Window Curtains; Carpet, Hearth-rug, Fender and Fire Irons; Fire Screens, &c.

IN THE PARLOUR - An elegant Set of Mahogany Dining tables; a capital Cellaret Sideboard; 12 Mahogany Chairs and 2 Arm Chairs in hair-cloth; a Guarduvin, furnished with flint bottles; Sugar Store; 3 Dinner-table Lamps; Plate-warmer, Dinner Services of Delf (sic); Evening and Morning Services of China and Delf (sic); a great quantity of plain and cut Glass; Ivory-hafted Knives and Forks; electro-plated ware, comprising Gravy, Table, Tea, and Dessert Spoons; Forks, Dish-covers, &c., Crimson moreen Window Curtains, Carpet, Fender, and Fire Irons.

IN HALL AND STAIR-CASE - An excellent eight-day Clock; Hall chairs and Tables; Oil-cloth; Stair-Carpet and Brass Rods; Hall Lamp.

THE BEDROOMS contain Superior Mahogany and Oak Bedsteads, with Moreen and Chintz Hangings; good Feather Beds; pure Curled Hair Mattresses, Palisades; Mahogany Dressing Tables, and Basin Stands; Dressing Glasses; Mahogany and Oak Chests of Drawers; painted Clothes Presses; Commodes; Bidets; Carpets; Fender and Fire-Irons; Shower and Slipper Bath, together with various other requisites; also

A SELECT MEDICAL AND SURGICAL LIBRARY, &c. - Comprising Works by the first Modern and Ancient Authors. Cases of Surgical Midwifery and Cupping Instruments; Stomach Pump,, &c., by the best makers, and well worthy the attention of Medical Gentlemen.

Kitchen and Dairy requisites; Meal Stores; with a great variety of useful household articles.

Two sets of Harness.
Terms of Sale - Cash. Purchasers to pay ?5 per cent. auction commission.
Sale to commence each day at 11 o'clock.


MR. MORAN begs to apprise the inhabitants of Bailieborough and the surrounding country that he has commenced running a Car from Bailieborough to Kells. It leaves the former town at 5 o'clock every morning (Saturdays excepted), arriving in Kells in time for his up-coach to Dublin, and returning to Bailieborough in the evening. The facilities thus afforded to travelers along that line of roads will be met, it is hoped, in a corresponding manner by the public, and duly patronized.

Mr. MORAN also wishes to direct attention to his HOTEL and Posting Establishment in NAVAN, where can be had comfort and convenience combined with the lowest remunerating charges.

Navan, March 22, 1849.


AT no period in the history of this country has Coffee entered so largely in the consumption of almost every household, as at the present. This is to be accounted for in two ways: -- First, the habits of the people are improved, and secondly, they never were so well supplied as now. JOHN CASSELL has, in fact, completely revolutionized the Coffee trade. The world's finest growths are now placed within the reach of all, and at prices which were before paid for very inferior articles.

JOHN CASSELL'S COFFEES are remarkable for the following qualities: -- they are strong without being pungent, and they have a delicious and aromatic flavour. Being at the same time rich and mellow, they are agreeable to the palate; and another peculiar characteristic is, that they will go as far again as ordinary Coffees. Nothing can more clearly demonstrate the high estimation in which they are held, than the extensive patronage bestowed on them. the peasant and the peer equally hold them in repute. the following are the prices at which they may be obtained:

JOHN CASSELL'S COFFEE. No. 1. an excellent article, 1s. 4d.
JOHN CASSELL'S COFFEE. No. 2, cannot fail to give great satisfaction, being a combination of the choicest growths of Jamaica, possessing richness, strength, and flavour, 1s. 8d.
JOHN CASSELL'S COFFEE. No. 3, -- To every Connoisseur in coffee, this will prove a treat, combining the finest mountain growths of both Jamaica and turkey, 2s. 8d.

Any quantity, from two ounces to one pound, may be obtained, carefully packed in lead, so as effectually to preserve the aroma.

CAUTION - The unprecedented demand for JOHN CASSELL'S COFFEE, has induced unprincipled persons to palm spurious imitations on the public. Purchasers, therefore, are requested to observe that every packed of John Cassell's Coffee bears a fac-simile of his signature, without which none are genuine. No packets are sent out without bearing the name of "JOHN CASSELL'S COFFEE."

T. P. GOODBODY and C., 32, Westmorland-street, Dublin.

Agents for

Antrim ... Eleanor M'DONNELL
Agth(?)alee ... John EMERSON
Atfry(?) ... John M'ELWAINE, Tea-dealer.
Athlone ... Thos. BURGESS, Grocer; Jno. ROBINS, Grocer.
Augh(?)nacloy ... D. Campbell and co., Post-office; and T. BEGGS, Grocer.
Armagh ... John THOMPSON, 63, English-street.
Arklow ... Thomas ANNESLEY.
Ballinasloe ... Edward M'DONALD, Grocer; and A. ELLIOT.
Ballymoney ... John WARWICK< Grocer.
Bangor (co. Mayo) ... William CROSBY, Sandy-row.
Bangor (co. Down) ... Robert R. SAVAGE.
Bailieborouogh ... James SMAIL.
Blacklion ... William C. BRACKEN.
Belfast ... A. MONTGOMERY, jun., 27, Donegal-street; William MARSHALL and co., 100, High-street; Mrs. SPOTTEN, 23, Rosemary-street, and C. and P. M'GLADE, 34, Edward-street.
Brookborough ... William ARMSTRONG, Grocer.
Ballinn ... G. GALLAGHER, King-street.
Bandon ... H. BULLON, Grocer.
Ballitore(?) ... e. and S. DICKENSON.
Butteyant ... Jeremiah O'CONNOR, Grocer.
Ballibay ... G. DRURY and Co.
Belturbet ... Thomas S. GILLON< Grocer.
Ballinamore ... Catherine MURPHY.
Ballyshannon ... Thomas GRAHAM and Co.
Banbridge ... John LOVE.
Bellaghy ... Robert MILLER, Grocer.
Ballycastle ... John THOMPSON.
Borrisokane ... Henry BURGESS.
Bannagher ... William JOHNSTONE, Grocer.
Bray ... William M'GUINTY, Grocer, &c.
Ballinahinch ... Hugh HANNA.
Ballybophy ... Robert LAIRD.
Bundoran ... Hezbell HAMILTON.
Ballymahon ... Owen MAXWELL.
Borrisoleigh ... Richard CHADWICK, Merchant.
Bruff ... Pat C. SHAUGHNESSY, Grocer.
Cahir ... S. JELLICO and Co., Wellington-street.
Carlow ... Thomas EDWARDS, 9, Dublin-street.
Cashel ... Miss STURDY, Grocer, &c.
Castlederg ... Andrew JOHNSTON.
Clara ... Patrick EGAN, Grocer.
Crumlin ... James JOHNSTON.
Clonakilty ... John SPILLER, Grocer Stamp-office.
Carlingford ... John HUMPHREYS, Crown and Anchor Hotel, Castle-street.
Cove(?) ... SWANTON and Co., Drapers.
Castleblaney(?) ...James BIRCH, Market-street.
Coleraine ... John M'CURDY.
Crobs(?)maglen ...William CORR, Post-office.
Carrickfergus ... CUNNINGHAM and Co., High-street.
Cookstown - John GLASGOW, Merchant.
Cavan - Edward KENNEDY, Main-street.
Cootehill ... Michael M'CUDDEN, Grocer.
Caialon(?) ... John WILSON, Post-office.
Clonmel ... Sarah JACOBS and sisters, Bagwell-street.
Carrickmacross ... Patrick WARD, Grocer.
Capparwhite(?) ... Mary CRULISE, Postmistress.
Castlebar ... Mrs. YOUNG, Stationer, &c.
Cork ...John TODHUNTER, 16, Patrick-street.
Fintons ... James SHERRARD, Grocer.
Glenarin ... Samuel DICK.
Glenavey ... Mrs. JOHNSTON.
Glanmire ... Thomas NASH.
Gilford ... JOHNSTON and Co., Grocers.
Galway ... Michael CARR, Eyre-square.
Hillsbro' ... James MOORE.
Kilkeel ... John BURNS, Grocer, &c.
Kilkenny ... Thomas QUIRK, Rose Inn-street.
Kingstown ... James BEWLEY.
Killaloe ... A. THOMPSON, Post-office.
Kilgeggan ... John EGAN.
Kinsale ... S. C. FUSSELL, 64, Main-street.
Kilkee ... Joseph BRENNAN.
Kilrush ... Joseph BRENNAN.
Kells ... J. T. HENDERSON, Meath Herald Office.
Kingscourt ... Mrs. Ann ANDERSON.
Liskinfere ... Edward WARREN.
Longford ... John LYNCH.
Londonderry ... Jas. OSBORNE and Co., Ship Quay-st.
Letterkenny ... William ELLIOT.
Lowtherstown ... Wilkin IRVINE, Grocer.
Loughries ... Patrick M'CARTHY, Grocer, &c.
Lurgan ... Anne BEATY, Grocer.
Lisburn ... Samuel and William YOUNG.
Limerick ... J(?). F. ALEXANDER, 26, Patrick-street, Provision and Grocery Establishment.
Magherallin ... A. HUMPHREYS, Grocer.
Markethill ... M. POLLARD.
Monaghan ... John LEWERS, General Merchant; and MURPHY and Co., Church-square.
Mountmellick ... Mr. CAMPBELL, Draper, &c.
Mullingar ... Patrick NESBITT, Edward GOFF.
Miltown ... Patrick KELLY, Rochford-bridge.
Mountrath ... William WHELAN, Grocer, &c.
Manorhamilton ... William C. TAYLOR.
Magherafelt ... R. LAWRENCE, Grocer.
Mallow ... Miss RYAN, Tea Dealer.
Moate ... Richard and Alfred RUSSELL, Grocers.
Newtownmountkennedy ... James NEWEL, Grocer, and Hotel Keeper.
Newtownhillmavaddy(?) ... J. MILLER, Main-street.
Nenagh ... Edward DAVIA.
Newcastle ... Maurice QUAID.
Newmarket-on-Fergus ... Mathias FINNUCAN.
Newross ... James CULLEN.
Newry ... ARBUTHNOT and Co., Hill-street.
Newtownards ... J. BENNET, 21, Regent-street.
Poyntzpass ... James BROWN, Tea Dealer.
Portaferry ... P. M'KINLAY.
Portrush ... Samuel PATTON.
Portstewart ... J. PARKER, Postmaster.
Parsonstown ... Henry DAVIS.
Portadown ... John KERNAHAN, Grocer.
Pettigo ... Hezbell HAMILTON.
Randalstown ... John STEPBENSON(?) (STEPBECSON?), Grocer.
Rapho ... Catherine KILPATRICK, Grocer.
Rostrevor ... James BOYLE, Tea Dealer.
Rathkeel ... John CONWAY.
Roscrem(?) (Roscrew?) ... Fanny and James SMITH, Valley.
Roscommon ... Bridget MALRENAH(?) (MULREHAN(?), grocer.


Swanlinbar, in the county of Cavan, is, we believe, in the parish of which the Rev. Mr. FOX, of 0 Kinawly, is rector, and a Mr. EGAN or EGAR, or AGAR is curate; and this heretofore quiet village is just now in a ferment, arising out of the discharge of a very worthy man from being clerk of the church, for the grave offence and damning sin of partaking of the Lord's supper at a --- Wesleyan chapel! The Wesleyans have lately introduced the ordinance of the Lord's supper amongst them at Swanlinbar, and for sitting down amongst this people, of which Mr. BEATTY has long been a worthy and respected member, he is expelled the church, as an office-bearer! We have been told that the curate took fire at the introduction of the sacrament, and denounced the Methods from the pulpit (his 'altar' in this case), went from house to house in town and county, and, it would appear, whether he may not have intended it, scattered the seeds of hatred and uncharitableness. Friend has been separated from friend. The members of a united and unoffending religious community, who dared to assert their liberty of conscience, have been made to feel, as far as he could, the incumbent weight of his displeasure. The Wesleyans do not deserve ill treatment at the hands of the establishment, or of any other church, or people, or government. They but do their Master's work, and have leavened society for good. Besides it is impolitic. The Wesleyan body cannot be expected to cherish other feelings than those of alienation and hostility against the established church if they continue to be thus treated. As yet they have not only refrained from joining the Anti-State Church Association, but have also kept aloof from other modes of aggression. Only a few days since, a Wesleyan member of parliament, Mr. HEALD, effectually seconded the motion of Lord ASHLEY for the sub-division of parishes; a measure designed to extend and strengthen the influence of the church of England. The wonder is that the Wesleyans have resisted the temptation to unite with the avowed enemies of the church, whilst contumely, and reproach, and insult are being heaped upon them. Their Christian forebearance is the turning the "other cheek." Would it not be wiser to conciliate, rather than irritate and alienate a people who to the present have proved themselves superior to provocation? but who might after all (for human nature is human nature), be goaded into a position that will produce the will - for they have the power - of doing the church some harm, and of which the Duke of Welllington some years since cautioned the church.

Fermanagh Reporter.


A man named MORRIS, a tailor, against whom there was a warrant for an assault on Charles HIGGINS of Drumcrew, was, on Sunday, captured by the Constabulary, after having evaded them once the day of his offence. HIGGINS has been in bed in a very dangerous state since the time he was assaulted; and although several attempts were made to arrest MORRIS he still escaped, not having slept a single night in his own house since the above day. Suspecting, however, he would go to it on Sunday, the 31st March, to change his clothes, constable M'LOUGHLIN, acting constable HUNTER, and sub-constable FARRELL and HICKEY proceeded at an early hour, disguised, from Clones to the place, and having at a short distance from the house taken up a position in which they could command a view of the country round, and in w3hich they could not be observed themselves, they there awaited his coming. After having remained for a considerable time (from four until nine o'clock), they observed MORRIS at a great distance wending his way towards his own house. When he had approached within two hundred yards of where the police were in ambush, he smelt something, disencumbered himself of his shoes and started, and away went the police in shirt and trowsers at full speed after him. A regular chase was kept up for about twenty minutes, when sub-constable FARRELL, who was considerably more convenient to him than any of his comrades when starting, seized him just as he had cleared a ditch and was about to plunge into a canal. With the sub-constable he had a desperate struggle for liberty, which was put an end to, after a few minutes, on the arrival of constable M'LOUGHLIN and acting-constable HUNTER. MORRIS is a notoriously bad character; the people were afraid to give the slightest information of him to the police from fear of him. He was brought before A. A. MURRAY, Esq., J.P., who had him committed to abide his trial at the next Monaghan quarter sessions. - Armagh Guardian.

Lord Lanesborough, is, we are happy to state, a candidate for the Irish representative peerage, vacant by the death of the Earl of Gosford. His lordship is known to entertain the soundest possible opinions upon the social and religious questions affecting Ireland, and would, in all respects, prove a most useful and desirable representative of the Irish peerage in the Upper House. Lord Lanesborough possesses extensive estates in Leicestershire, and returns the member (Mr. FARNAH, a staunch conservative), for the north division of that county. - Dublin Evening Herald.

BRUTAL MURDER NEAR ATHLONE! - On Wednesday night the house of Thomas CURLEY, or Carrick O'BRIEN, was attacked by an armed party, who attempted to demolish the dwelling and brutally murdered the unfortunate occupier, who was shot dead in a volley from the party, which also killed is dog, and slightly wounded his wife. - Westmeath Independent.

ANOTHER MURDER! - On Monday night a man named Patrick CONNER, gardener to Capt. ROBESEN(?) of Rosemead, in this county, was waylaid and brutally murdered by some persons unknown, on the road, within a short distance of his master's residence. - Ibid.

A sturdy beggar, Patrick UNDERWOOD, was committed on Friday from Marlborough street, London, for three months. This incorrigible vagrant was usually to be seen at the west-end of the town with one of his legs bandaged up, and working his way about on two crutches, apparently with much difficulty, as if in acute pain. COLEY, one of the m. city society's officers, recognized this time, afflicted, and poverty-stricken individual, a few Sundays back in an excellent suit of black, with a fine satin stock(?), smoking a cigar, and taking a comfortable glass of brandy and water in a public-house. On Thursday, the officer met him again acting the part of a (....) cripple, and took him into custody. He threw down one crutch, broke the constable's head with another, and kicked with his lame leg another constable on the ground, before he could be secured.

PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE FROM BEING BURIED ALIVE! - On Wednesday morning, a young woman in Boherbuoy, who had been ill for twenty-four hours with cholera, to an appearance dead, about three o'clock. Her mother had the body washed and laid out; and, whilst awaiting until her father got home, to the astonishment and delight of the family, at nine o'clock, she revived! - soon conversed with them, and is now fast recovering. This remarkable circumstance should serve as a caution to those concerned in interments, that they do not suffer them to take place too hastily, and in all cases where practicable, a medical man should ascertain that the person was dead, and when that cannot be done, a well cleaned looking-glass should be placed over the mouth for some hours, to ascertain if any breathing be perceptible,. - La.. Reporter.

April 13, 1849

THE LATE VICE-GUARDIANS OF CAVAN. - Mathew ELLIS and Thomas WILLIS, Esqrs., late Vice-Guardians of this union, have ceased their labours amongst us; and we feel it our bounden duty to award them, on their departure, our humble meed of praise. Mr. Ellis, who has been lately suffering under fever, from the effects of which he is not perfectly recovered, will leave Cavan in a few days; Dr. Willis has already gone. Both gentlemen earned the approbation of the ratepayers, and will be much regretted by the public generally.

Mr. Thomas REILLY of Butlersbridge is a candidate for the vacant office of Coroner for this District. We regret his address came too late for publication this week.


April 1, 15 at, St. James-place, the Lady Maria PONSONBY, of a daughter.

April 2, at 38, Westland-row, the lady of Doctor Jones, of a daughter.


March 29, at St. Mary's Church, Youghal, by the Rev. P. W. DREW, John POLLOCK, Esq., of Dublin, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Nicholas P. STOUT, Esq., Newtown, County Waterford.

March 29, at Knockavilly Church, county Cork, James MORTON, Esq., of Summer-hill, Cork to Susanna Sarah, youngest daughter of the late John NASH, Esq., of Brinny House.


At Bruges, Belgium, Alexander MacDONNELL, Dsq., a magistrate of the county Wicklow.

March 30, at Kildare, James Terence, infant son of Waldron KELLY, Esq.

DEATH OF THE MOST REV. DR. ROLLY, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIMATE.- It is with unaffected sorrow - a sorrow in which the public and Ireland generally will share - we have to announce the demise of the Most Rev. Dr. CROLLY, archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, in the 68th year of his age, which took place at his residence, in Fair-street, in this town, on Good Friday, at twelve o'clock, noon. The melancholy event came about very unexpectedly, as his Grace officiated on the previous day, at the Maunday Thursday ceremonies, in St. Peter's Chapel, West-street. Few there are who can forget the soul-elevating eloquence of his discourses, which combined all the grandeur of simplicity, with the beauty and holiness of religion. The great characteristic of his nature was charity - ever-willing charity, without bounds. He was a firm but gentle ruler, beloved by his clergy, venerated by his flock, and held in the highest esteem and respect throughout the country. His memory will be long cherished as that of a wise, learned, and pious Prelate. In accordance with a wish expressed by his Grace his remains were, on this morning, conveyed to Armagh for interment. - Drogheda Argus.

CAUTION TO SHERIFFS. - At the Cork Assizes, Lord Kilworth, High Sheriff of the county, was fined £70 by Baron Richards, for not having sufficient bailiffs in court to keep order and regularity.

CATTLE will be taken to graze on the
Demense of LISMORE, near Crossdoney, from
the 1st of May to the 1st of November next.
  There will be good Grass, and an experienced Herd (sic)
constantly in attendance, to look after the Cattle.
  For terms apply to John Bannon, Crossdoney.
  April, 1849


The trial of James BLOMFIELD RUSH, at the Norwich assizes, for the murder of Mr. JERMY, commenced on yesterday (Thursday) week. The local gentry attended in great numbers. The prisoner defended himself.

The opening speech of Mr. BYLES supplies a fair statement of the case. The prisoner was debtor to Mr. Jermy in £5,000, secured by mortgage of Potash farm, under which Mr. Jermy might take possession of that farm on the 30th October 1848, if the money were not paid. In addition, Rush was tenant of two farms of Mr. Jermy, called Stanfield farm and Felmingham farm. Rush lived on the Stanfield farm-house, at about a mile from Mr. Jermy's house of Stanfield Hall. It seems that Rush got into arrears of his rent and mortgage interest, and had been sued at law and ejected from one of the farms. The title to the two farms held of Mr. Jermy has been litigated between Mr. Jermy and some other descendants of a common ancestor, and some of the representatives of Mr. Jermy's opponents had visited at Rush's house. He espoused their cause, and published a pamphlet in which he spoke of Mr. Jermy as a man without common honesty and a villain; saying - "He has no right to the Stanfield Hall property - he knows it, and he knows I know it as well." "If there is truth in the Bible, such villainy is sure to be overtaken, and that when it is least expected." On the 3d October, two claimants of the property, named Jermy and LARNER, met him in London by appointment, at the room of Miss Emily STANDFORD, whom he represented as a lady of property that would help them to regain their inheritance; and he made an agreement with the two men, under which he engaged to help them to recover the Felmingham farm, and they in return granted him a lease of it at a beneficial rent from the 11th October 1848. These two persons went down to Felmingham to take possession, but returned next day.

The case for the crown did not close until Monday evening. On Tuesday the prisoner addressed the jury for the defence and spoke for ten hours and a half, not having closed at the adjournment of the court. Rush continued his address to the jury for some time on Wednesday morning, that being the sixth day of this extraordinary trial. He called but one witness for the defence - the boy SAVORY - who lived at the Potash Farm. His evidence was of no benefit to Rush. The judge charged the jury, who found the prisoner guilty. After a most impressive and solemn address to the prisoner, his lordship passed sentence of death upon him. It is understood he will suffer the extreme penalty of the law on the 21st instant.

KELLS BOARD OF GUARDIANS. - We perceive that Thomas BARNES, Esq., J.P., and a member of the Kells Board of Guardians, gave notice on the last day of meeting of his intention to move on the 14th instant, "that an addition be made to the salary of the medical officer, Dr. BENNETT, of £20 per annum. When the increased and arduous duties come to be considered, which Dr. Bennett has to perform, we feel convinced there is not a cess-payer throughout the union, if called on, but would most joyfully raise their voice with that of Mr. Barnes for the increase of salary, the more especially so as these duties are ably performed, with strict attention, in a patient manner, and by a humane hand. - Meath Herald

April 20, 1849

BELTURBET - April 12.

(From our own Correspondent).

A well planned high way robbery was well nigh committed within about two miles of this town on Good-Friday night, but I am happy to sate that through the intervention of Providence, and calm determination on the part of the marked victim of the outrage, the perpetrators of it signally failed in their iniquitous, and, perhaps, murderous intent.

As Mr. BEATTY, clerk at the Annalore mills, near Cones, was driving in his gig at about three o'clock on the above evening, on his way home from Belturbet, eight ruffians sprang out upon him in Castlesaunderson bog, seven of whom were armed with bludgeons and one with a pistol.; the latter presented the pistol at him and called upon him to "deliver!" when Mr. Beatty shouted to the mare which he drove (which invariably makes a spring forward), and giving a furious plunge off she went at a rapid pace, carrying him in a moment out of the reach of his assailants, with £42 of money in his possession.

On the same line of road, the readers of your excellent Journal will recollect that a Mr. CARR, butter merchant, was beaten and robbed a short time ago. A Mr. M'CORRY was searched from his head to his feet by another gang, but without effect; and a man of the name of John WILLIAMS, was robbed of the price of his cow.

A few days ago "rockite notices" were posted in Dernaghlish, about a mile from this town, to the effect, that "any persons sending cows to graze with Thomas WILSON may mark their consequence." This man was given by the agent another farm adjoining his own, the former occupier having fallen into very heavy arrears, and was consequently obliged to give it up. In Ireland there is not a more kind or indulgent landlord than Captain BUTLER, the owner of the property; and his worthy agent Thomas KNIPE, Esq., is well known to possess and to exercise similar qualities.

April 27, 1849


April 24, at Burdette-avenue, Kingstown, the lady of Edward LEES, Esq., of a daughter.

April 26, in Lower Gardiner-street, Dublin, the lady of Wm. Henry ROBINSON, of a son.


April 13, at St. George's Church, Robert, son of the late Counsellor DICKSON of Woodville, co. Leitrim, to Louisa, relect of Captain Greene, of the 83rd regiment, and daughter of the late Henry PENTLAND (?), of Tullamore.

On the 24th inst., at St. George's, Hanover-square, London, by the Rev. Bowden GREENE, George Richard, only son of Richard GRIFFITH, Esq., L.L.D. of Fitzwilliam-square, Dublin, to Elizabeth, daughter to the late Nicholas PHILPOT LEADER, Esq., of Dromagh Castle, county Cork.

On the 19th inst., at Enniskillen, by Charles GAMBEL, Esq., Registrar, Mr. Wm. Wilson, of Killy.(?) to Miss Jane ELLIOTT of Garvery.


In Enniskillen, on Friday the 20th inst., Mr. John IRWIN, gunsmith, aged 70.

On the 23rd inst., Mr. Henry ROBINSON, of No. 3, Bloomfield-avenue, South Circular-road, Dublin.


Last night Mr. Alexander MERVYN, letter-carrier, Cavan, went to bed in perfect health, and before three o'clock this (Friday) morning he was dead. It is supposed he died of apoplexy. So sudden and unexpected was the event that his wife, who slept with him, did not know he was ill or hear him move until a few minutes prior to his death, and before medical assistance could be produced the immortal spirit had winged its way, into the presence of the Almighty. The poor man leaves a large and helpless family to mourn his untimely death.

A YOUNG AND ATHLETIC MAN NAMED Phil REILLY came into Cavan on Saturday night from the neighbourhood of Butlersbridge, previous to his departure to look for employment elsewhere. On Sunday morning he felt himself unwell, and towards evening became insensible. The most of Sunday night he spent in that state, convulsed at times with a violent, racking pain. On Monday morning Dr. ROE visited him, who pronounced his case hopeless. As the rules of the infirmary would not permit the reception of a patient in his condition, Mr. Roe recommended application to be made to get him into the workhouse hospital. Application was accordingly made, but without avail for that day. Dr. MEASE having been informed of the case, went immediately and prescribed for the wretched man, at the same time coinciding with Dr. Roe's opinion that there was no hope of his recovery. Dr. Mease continued his visits up to the man's death, which took place at mid-day on Tuesday, prescribing and purchasing the necessary medicine. It is due to Dr. Mease to say that we have seldom seen so much kindness and humanity displayed by any medical man as we did by him upon that occasion. We are not competent t to say what the man died of, but we believe it was epilepsy. However, some of the features of the disease were not altogether unlike cholera.

This case suggests some painful reflections. The total want of a medical asylum in the neighbourhood of Cavan to which poor persons, suddenly struck with disease can be removed. This man died on a bundle of straw in a wretched cabin at the end of the town, to which he was admitted through charity. The suddenness of these two deaths is an impressive warning to all of us to prepare to meet our God.

APPEARANCE OF CHOLERA IN CAVAN. - Abraham BRUSH, Esq., J.P., the amiable and highly esteemed agent of Lord Farnham, residing at Drumbar Lodge, in the neighbourhood of this town, was visited on Tuesday with a severe bilious attack, accompanied by many of the most dangerous symptoms of Asiatic Cholera. Dr. COYNE was immediately sent for, and continued with him up to this morning,. Through the skill and attention of this excellent physician, under Divine Providence, Mr. Brush is now recovering.

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. - The Rev. Mathew M'QUAID, P.P., Tullyvin, has been collated to the parish of Killeshandra by the Right Rev. Dr. BROWN, Bishop of the diocese, in room of the Very Rev. T. O'REILLY deceased. A better appointment or one which would give more satisfaction to all parties could not have been made. The Rev. Mr. M'Quaid is distinguished for his mildness, Christian deportment, and kind disposition. His efforts on behalf of the poor at all times, particularly during and subsequent to the famine year of '47, are beyond all praise, and will assuredly meet their due reward at the hand of the Omniscient One. The people of Killeshandra have good reason to be grateful to the Bishop for appointment to their parish such a man as the Rev. Mathew M'Quaid.

THREATENING NTOICES. - Through the exertions of constable WHITE and the police, stationed at Milltown, three persons have been fully committed to Cavan gaol, charged with serving "Molly Maguire" notices in the parish of Drumlane.

The Hon. Mr. MAUDE, agent to Lord Dunally, labouring under fever, threw himself from his bed-room window into the street of Cloughjordan a few days since and was nearly killed.

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