Published in Cavan, county Cavan
March 1, 1850
The board of Guardians of this union held their usual weekly meeting on Friday, the 22nd February, 1850.
The Right Hon. Lord Cremorne in the chair.
Other guardians present - T. L. Clements, Esq., J.P.; R. A. Minnett, Esq., J.P.; Messrs. John Crawford, John Cassidy, Michael Connolly, Philip Smith, Francis Wadsworth, Patrick Brady, Joseph Adams, Bernard McCabe, Edward Mahood, George Manning, Thomas Leary, Wm. Daly, Robert Kelly, and Thomas Smith; P. M. Barron, Esq., Poor Law Inspector was also present.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and signed.
Sale of Incumbered Estates in Ireland.
Notice to Claimants and Incumbrances;
In the Matter of the Estate of Alexander Berry and Maryanne Berry, his wife, owners and petitioners.
WHEREAS by an absolute order, bearing date the 12th day of April, 1850, it was Ordered that the lands and premises in said Order mentioned, that is to say the residue of a term of 300 years, created by indenture, bearing date the 10th day of April, 1777, from the said date of ALL THAT the Lands of BALLYHUE, MULLAGHBOY, CAMALIER, DRUMGART, MULLINAWARE, LAGAN, THOMASSON, AND KILCORBEY, situate in the Barony of LOWER LOUGHTEE, and County of CAVAN and the Lands of KILLYHURK, situate in the Barony of CARRIGALLEN and County of LEITRIM should be sold for the purpose of discharging the Incumbrances thereon.
Now all persons claiming Estates or Interests on the said Premises who may object to such Order, are hereby informed that the Commissioners will hear any application which any such person may desire to bring before them, on notice, to be served at the Office, 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin, within one calendar month from the date hereof.
And all persons claiming charges on incumbrances on the said Premises, or any part thereof, are required to lodge a brief statement of the particulars thereof at the said Office within two calendar months from the date hereof; and also to send their respective addresses, in order that they may receive notice at what time and in what manner their claims should be established.
Dated this 20th day of April, 1850.
S. WOULFE FLANAGAN, Secretary John Faris, Solicitor for Owners and Petitioners, No. 30, Gardiner's Place, Dublin.
March 8, 1850
IN THE COURT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR SALE OF ENCUMBERED ESTATES IN IRELAND
In the matter of the Estate of NORMAN TEW of Navan, in the County of Meath, Assignee of the Estate and Effects of RANDEL PRATT of Mullintra in the County of Cavan, an Insolvent Debtor.
Ex parte, Rev. George Evans, Petitioner.
PURSUANT to the Order of the Commissioner in this matter bearing date the 14th Day of DECEMBER, 1849, they will on TUESDAY the 26th day of MARCH next, at the hour of 12 o'clock at Noon, at their Chambers, Henrietta-st., Dublin, Sell by Auction the Lease for Lives, renewable Ever, of an in ALL THAT and THOSE, the House and Demesne Lands of Mullintra and Lisnaclea, situate in the Parish of Inniskeen, Barony of Clonkee, and County of Cavan, containing by survey 65a. 2r 3½p. plantation measure, equal to 106a. 1r. 34p. statute measure. The property is liable to the yearly head rent of £21 9s. 0d., and a pepper corn renewal fine, and yields an annual profit rent of £71 12s. 9d.
Dated this 16th day of February, 1850
S. WOULFE FLANAGAN, Secretary.
John Tew ARMSTRONG, Solicitor
The above Lands are situate within One Mile of the Town of Kingscourt, and adjoin the Demesne of Cabra Castle, the seat of Colonel Pratt.
The House and Demesne Lands of Mullintra and Lisnaclea, formerly the seat of James Butler Pratt, Esq., who made considerable Land Improvements and Plantations thereon...
CAVAN SPRING ASSIZES, 1850
CROWN COURT--SATURDAY, MARCH 2
At half-past ten o'clock the Hon. Baron Pennefather entered court.
A number of prisoners were arraigned when the following pleaded guilty:--
John CALDWELL, to the charge of having stolen some hay from Anne GAFFNEY of Ballyjamesduff;
John KELLY to the larceny of potatoes, value 6d., from the Rev. Orange KELLETT;
Anne STEPHENSON, William DARBY, Margaret CUNNINGHAM, Alice FERGUSON and Anne GAYNER, to the having received certain stolen goods, knowing them to have been stolen;
James KEOGAN, to the stealing of three hens;
Anne LYNCH, to stealing a goose;
Patrick LEE, to larceny from the Cootehill workhouse;
Mary LEE to the larceny of clothes at Cootehill;
Bernard M'CABE and Thomas COWAN, to having broken the shop window of Mr. James FEGAN of Cavan, and abstracting two
Patrick DOHERTY, to the stealing of shoes;
Peter M'GIVNEY, to the stealing of a saddle, the property of Mr. John BANNON;
Elizabeth GERATTY, to the stealing of some goods from the shop of Jane PATTERSON of Killeshandra;
Thomas THORNTON, Michael FITZPATRICK, Letty HUGHES, and Anne MAGUIRE, to larceny from the Cavan workhouse;
Patrick and James HUGHES, to stealing turnips from Mr. GOGARTY, Kingscourt;
Mary M'CABE, to the stealing of a piece of corduroy from the shop of Mr. Wm. MOORE;
James SHIELDS, to the stealing of a horse belonging to Mary COYLE of Links;
James MOORE, to the stealing of some wearing apparel at Arva;
Catherine SHERIDAN, to the stealing of some feathers from the store of Mr. James M'CARTY;
Mary REILLY, to larceny from the Cavan workhouse;
And Eliza MAGINNIS, to larceny from the shop of Mr. SCOTT, Belturbet.
After the arraignment of the prisoners, the following petty jury was sworn:--Messrs. William S. MONYPENY, John ELLIOTT, Wm. M. BLACK, Wm. SHERIDAN. Wm. FARIS, Wm. CLEMENGER, David KELLETT, John FYFE, David FINLAY, Henry MAXWELL, John SHERA, and Edward COONEY.
Mary WHITE was placed at the bar, charged with having stolen a gown from Ellen BRADY on the 7th of January. Witnesses having given evidence, the jury found the prisoner guilty.
Patrick M'MANUS was tried for the larceny of fowl from Michael SMITH. Not guilty
Bridget MULLIGAN and Mary RENNICKS were indicted for having stolen a gown and other articles from Susan BRADY. Verdict--Guilty.
Philip and Ellen BRADY were charged with having stolen, on the 20th January, a sheep from Mr. Richard O'REILLY. Mr. O'REILLY's herd proved the loss of the sheep, and identified the skin, which was produced in court. Constable William SIMPSON deposed to having discovered the skin identified by the last witness buried in the garden attached to the house where the prisoners resided. The prisoners were acquitted of stealing the sheep, but found guilty of receiving it, knowing it to have been stolen. His lordship addressed the jury for a few moments when they again retired, and after a lapse of some minutes returned with a verdict acquitting the female prisoner, but finding the other guilty of receiving.
John CULLAN was indicted for having in his possession a quantity of cart harness which had been stolen from James TAGART and Patrick MURPHY. Some witnesses were examined. The Jury returned a verdict of guilty.
Mary DUFFY and Mary NESBITT were tried for the larceny of a piece of cloth belonging to Mr. Robert VANES of Arva. The prisoners were convicted and sentenced to twelve months' hard labour each.
James REILLY and Michael DELANY were arraigned; the former charged with having stolen a cow the property of the Rev. Thomas BRADY of Kilmore, and the latter with having received it, knowing it to be stolen. REILLY pleaded guilty and DELANY not guilty. Mr. Knipe appeared for the defence.
Owen GALLIGAN examined--Witness stated that the cow was locked up in the byre on the night of the 9th of January, and that the lock was broken, and the cow taken away.
A constable stated that he found the cow on DELANY's land, and that on asking him how he came by her he replied that she was a stray cow.
To Mr. Knipe--He told me that he himself had hunted the cow off his land that day.
Mr. Knipe was about to produce the head-constable as a witness to character when the jury said it was unnecessary and acquitted the prisoner, DELANY.
His lordship sentenced REILLY, who is about 36 years of age, to be transported for ten years, when his wife rushed up on the witness table, and with an earnestness that could only be exhibited by a wife and a mother pleaded with his lordship to remit the sentence. She said that the case was a family affair; that herself and seven children (one of them an infant at the breast) had only one pound of meal to live on for two days and two nights previous to the robbery; that her husband (the prisoner) applied to several parties, but none of them would give him the smallest relief; he then, sooner than see his family die, determined on robbing for their support, and thought it better to take from a relation, who could afford it, than from a stranger. She appealed to the jury as to the character of her husband and family.
The jurors spoke in terms of high commendation of the prisoner and his wife.
His lordship said the prisoner adopted a bad mode of providing for his family by going to another man's byre, breaking open the door, and driving off his cow; but he (the judge) would re-consider the sentence, and in the meantime intimated that the prisoner would not be transported.
The poor woman expressed great gratitude to his lordship, and retired.
Anne CARAHER, for having a watch in her possession which had been stolen from Owen FOY of Bunnoe. Prisoner said she pawned the watch not knowing it to have been stolen.
Owen FOY, on being sworn, said that he had the watch hanging up in his room, when some one took it. He does not suppose that prisoner had any recourse to his room.
The prisoner was acquitted.
James M'CABE was indicted for stealing four hens, the property of Patrick GILLICK. GILLICK and his son were examined; they caught the man in the house, taking away the hens in a sack. Prisoner got into the house by taking out the window. Verdict--Guilty.
On the arraignment of the prisoners charged with the murder of the late Mr. GALLAGHER,
Mr. SMYLY, Q.C., on the part of the crown, applied to have their trial postponed to the next assizes.
Mr. MAJOR, Q.C., who appeared for the prisoners, stated that they were ready for trial now; but would not object to its being postponed to suit the crown, if they were admitted to bail. Mr. SMYLY could not agree with Mr. MAJOR's application.
Mr. Major was prepared with evidence to support his application. He had no doubt the court would admit the prisoners to bail on hearing the evidence he alluded to. Mr. Smyly would be glad to hear the evidence Mr. Major had to bring forward.
His lordship postponed the trial until the next assizes, and intimated that he would hear Mr. Major on Monday in support of his application.
James SHIELDS pleaded guilty to having stolen a horse, the property of Mary COYLE of Links. Mrs. COYLE gave the prisoner a good character previous to that offence. Prisoner stated that he was in poverty at home, and in order to get off to America he took the horse.
John WINSLOW was arraigned and tried for stealing a cow, the property of Mr. John VEITCH, on the 19th inst. Acquitted.
Pat DUKE, a little lad, was charged with having stolen a variety of trifling articles from Rose KIERNAN. He pleaded guilty, stating that he was urged on by hunger. To be imprisoned for eight months and kept to hard labour.
The court adjourned about half-past five o'clock.
CROWN COURT-- MONDAY, MARCH 4
The court opened at ten o'clock, when Patrick BRADY and Mary WOODS were indicted for the murder of Margaret REILLY, otherwise FLINN, on the night of Tuesday, the 12th of June, 1849. (This trial was put back at the last assizes).
Counsel for the prosecution--Mr. Smyly, Q.C., and Mr. Brooke, Q.C., Crown Solicitor, Sir Edward Tierney.
For the defence, assigned by the Crown--Mr. Robert Johnston. Agent--Mr. S. N. Knipe.
On the prisoner being informed of his right of challenge, Mr. Johnston said he deemed it unnecessary to use that right in this instance but, hoped if any of the gentlemen about to be sworn had prejudged the case they would state so and not go upon the jury.
The jurors were then sworn to try the case:--Messrs. Anthony KILROY (foreman), John MOORE, Thos. PHILLIPS, Henry FARIS, Patrick FAY, John DOBSON, Arthur ELLIS, Richard HUMPHRYS, Alexander M'DOWELL, Thomas W. MATHEWS, George NESBITT, and Robert RAMSAY.
Mr. BROOKE, Q.C., stated the case:--Those two persons in the dock stand indicted for the murder of a woman named Margaret REILLY, on the night of the 12th of June last. The body was discovered next morning, namely, on the 13th, in a dry ditch, within a quarter of a mile of the prisoners' residence, with a cloth tied tightly round the head and throat. There could be no doubt that death was caused by strangulation. The medical gentleman who examined the body will describe the marks he found on it. There was also a hay-rope round the body. The murdered woman was what is commonly called a pedlar and had a name in Irish "the Shanty," which signifies that. She was reputed to be worth some money; on the body, when found, there were two purses, both empty; but sewed in the lining of her dress there were 12l. in band notes, which had been overlooked by the murderers. The deceased lived under the same roof with the prisoners, from whom she had her house. The prisoner WOODS had been heard to threaten her in violent terms, and on the morning of the 11th of June deceased determined to remove and give up BRADY's house. She went early on that morning, which happened to be Monday, with a part of her furniture to the house of a neighbour called GRIMES, and said she would go there to live. She returned in the evening, and slept at home the night of that day. Deceased told Mary GRIMES that she apprehended violence from the prisoners when removing her furniture. On Tuesday morning deceased went again to GRIMES's with more of her furniture, and in the evening returned for her bed. Towards nightfall a person named CULLEN paid her for some tobacco, and this was the last time she was seen alive. Another important witness we will produce is a man named GALLAGHER. He lived convenient to the prisoners, and at a late hour on Tuesday night went for a bog-stick to prop up a bed whereon lay a sick child whom he was attending. When he got to where the stick was, he found it stopping a gap, and not wishing to take it out, he went farther to an old house that was partly in ruins, in order to get one of the rafters. In going, he saw two figures moving along, who appeared to be bearing a burden. On arriving at the ditch, he heard the foremost figure say to the other, "push it up, Mary," to the burden they were carrying, which appeared to be heavy; she replied "leave the way." This was near where the dead body was afterwards found. As the figures moved on, GALLAGHER distinctly saw that they were the two prisoners at the bar, Patrick BRADY and Mary WOODS. GALLAGHER thinking they were removing their property from the landlord did not interfere nor say anything to them. The next witness is CORR, who is a fisherman. He was up early on the morning following, that was Wednesday morning, and saw the prisoner BRADY defacing his footsteps while the other prisoner was looking on. The next witness is the Rev. Thomas IRELAND, curate of Scrabby, who examined the ground where the murder took place. He observed footprints which answered the prisoner's. This was before GALLAGHER's evidence was known anything about. On the day the body was discovered the police went to deceased's house and found the staple of the door quite loose, so that it could be taken out with the hand, and the bed partly down, as if the unfortunate creature had been in the act of removing that portion of her furniture. The learned counsel reminded the jury that they should rely upon the evidence for the facts, and concluded by calling
Mary M'CABE, who was examined by Mr. SMYLY, Q.C.--In June last I was travelling about the country looking for relief; the prisoners lived then in a place called Dingans in this county; I did not know the woman named Margaret REILLY till I saw her dead; on the morning of the 13th June I found the body in a gripe; the head was down and the legs up; a shawl covered the whole head and face, and a hay rope was over one shoulder and round by her toes; at first I thought the woman asleep, but on looking closely at her I saw she was not; I then went to James MARTIN, who was in a field near at hand; he would not come with me until he got company; in a short time he and seven or eight other men came on down to the body; on the shawl being taken off, I saw that the breast of the corpse was injured; there were two knots on the shawl, which choked her; the woman could not have died where the body was lying, for the grass round was not tramped nor the ground broken; it looked as if the body was carried there and just dropped down like a bundle.....
John MARTIN examined by Mr. Smyly, Q.C.--I knew the deceased; she had two or three names--she was called "the Shanty", and "Peggy from Kells," and at the inquest heard her called Margaret REILLY;" deceased lived under the roof with the prisoner BRADY, and from him she had the house... [Several more witnesses sworn, examined and cross-examined: George SLOAN, Rose GRIMES, Mark CONNOLLY, Michl. GALLAGHER, John COOR, Rev. Thomas IRELAND, Constable HARTLEY, Michael SHEILS, Constable Daniel DWYER, Constable Richard STEWART, Surgeon Francis REYNOLDS]
His Lordship then charged the jury, summing up with the perspicuity and impartiality for which he is pre-eminent amongst his learned brethren. The credence to be given to GALLAGHER's evidence, and to COOR's as corroborative, he left with the jury; but told them not to rely very much upon the correspondence between the foot-prints and the shoes of the male prisoner. The delivery of the charge occupied some hours.
The jury retired, and not agreeing to a verdict in reasonable time they were locked up for the night.
THE LATE MR. GALLAGHER'S MURDER
The court having called upon Mr. MAJOR to support his application for the admission of the persons charged with the murder of the late Mr. GALLAGHER to bail, Mr. Smyly said he would make no objection on behalf of the crown; having read the depositions over, which had been sworn to by the prisoners, the parties were then admitted to bail--two securities of £10 each for each prisoner, himself in £50. The bails were entered and the prisoners let out. Agent for the prisoners--Mr. COCHRANE.
CROWN COURT--TUESDAY, MARCH 5
On the opening of the court this morning, at ten o'clock, the jurors who had been locked up all night, were called in and asked if they had agreed to a verdict. The foreman replied not, and that there was not the slightest probability of them agreeing. One of the jurors having complained of illness, Dr. ROE was authorized to examined him. After some time, Dr. ROE returned and said the man referred to, being aged, was in a dangerous state. The jury was then discharged.
Patrick REILLY, James DUIGENAN, and Edward REILLY were indicted for burglary and robbery on the 8th of January last from Richard O'REILLY of Ballyjamesduff. Mr. S. N. Knipe appeared for the prisoners.
The following jury were then sworn--Messrs. John LOVE, John HAMILTON, James SMITH, James HEASLIP, Joseph POGUE, John MATCHETT, Gerald GREGG, Geo. MORTON, Robert PAGETT, Wm. GREGG, Wm. CAMPBELL, Archibald DANCEY.
Thomas O'REILLY examined by Mr. Smyly, Q.C.--My father's name is Richard O'REILLY; and keeps a shop in Ballyjamesduff; about nine o'clock on the night of the 8th of January, I shut up the shop, barring the door and window; I did not go to bed for some time after; when I went to bed the shop was all safe; on getting up the following morning, I found the shutter of the window down, a pane of glass broken, and some articles stolen from the shop; I saw those articles afterwards with Constable HEWSTON, in the police barrack at Virginia; one of the articles I can swear to as having been stolen; it was an unsaleable piece of calico and we used it as a wrapper; I know it by some writing of mine which is upon it. (The calico was produced, and witness identified it.)
Cross-examined without effect.
Constable Thomas HEWSTON deposed that on receiving intimation of the robbery, he proceeded to the house of one of the prisoners, where he found the articles now produced in a box at the foot of a bed; the three prisoners were sitting at the time round the fire; he took them into custody, when DUIGENAN and Patrick O'REILLY stated that they dealt in those articles.
Cross-examined by Mr. Knipe, but nothing important elicited. The crown having closed,
Mathew PORTER and Patrick REILLY were called and gave Edward REILLY a good character. The latter witness, in reply to a juror, stated that he was nearly related to the prisoner's father.
His Lordship summed up, when the jury acquitted the prisoners of the serious charged, but found them guilty of receiving the goods, knowing them to have been stolen, and recommended Edward REILLY to mercy on account of his good character he had received.
The Judge, in passing sentence said the impression on his mind was, that Patrick REILLY and DUIGENAN were guilty of burglary and robbery, and the other prisoner of receiving; he therefore sentenced the two former to ten years' transportation each, and the latter to two years imprisonment and hard labour.
James SMITH and Hugh MacENTEE were given in charge for a felonious assault on Robert WALLER and robbing him of a watch, coat, trowsers, and other articles on the evening of the 21st February last.
Robert WALLER examined by Mr. Smyly, Q.C.--I was from home on the 21st of February; on my return home in the evening, I found some persons in the house; they asked me if I sold hay, I replied not; some of the party caught me by the throat in the room and knocked me down; two of them snapped my watch; others took down the gun from over the chimney piece; the fellows who held me knocked my head against the floor several times, and kicked and beat me; the robbers took away my watch, a gun, a coat, a trowsers, some bacon and meal, and a gown belonging to my wife; none of which things have I got back.
John RENNICKS sworn--Knows Robert WALLER; he was in my house on the 21st February and left me about nine o'clock in the evening to go home, he was then quite well, returned again in about an hour when he seemed to be much abused.
Mr. PEEBLES addressed the jury, stating that this was a "got up" case to injure the prisoners at the bar who are persons of good character. The learned gentleman proceeded at some length, and concluded by calling witnesses to prove an alibi.
Mr. James FITZPATRICK, relieving officer, gave SMITH, who is his servant boy, and excellent character, and deposed that the prisoner was not absent from his house during the time that WALLER said he was being robbed.
Hugh FINNIGAN, SMITH's fellow-servant, and some other witnesses gave evidence to the same effect.
The prisoners were found guilty.
Anne and Jane M'CAFFREY pleaded guilty to having in their possession one coat, a part of trowsers and a velvet dress, the property of Mary SEATEN.
Mary WILSON and Anne COLVIN were charged with having stolen half a gallon of whiskey the property of Robert COPLAND. Mary WILSON stated that Anne COLVIN knew nothing about it at all, but that she herself was guilty. Anne COLVIN was tried and acquitted.
Peter PRIOR, sen., and Thomas PRIOR, jun., were charged with forcibly rescuing crops which had been seized for rent from Patt DOLAN, sen., and Patt DOLAN, jun., and inflicting grievous bodily injury on those bailiffs. Another count charged the prisoners with appearing in arms, firing shots, &c. The indictment failed on account of the prosecutors not being able to prove the existence of the warrant of distraint. His lordship ordered the prisoners to be discharged.
The above case terminated the crown business at 4 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday, but his lordship did not leave court till an hour later, during which time he was engaged in fiating the presentments, &c. His lordship did not leave for Enniskillen until Thursday morning.
RULE OF COURT
The following are the sentences of the prisoners who were found guilty:--Patrick REILLY, James DEIGNAN, Bridget MULLIGAN, Mary RENNICKS, Bernard M'CARDLE, Thos. COWAN, Jas. SHIELDS, and Mary WILSON, to be transported for ten years.
John CALLAN, Patrick DOGHERTY, Edward REILLY, Philip BRIODY, Mary DUFFY, Mary NESBITT, James M'CABE, James SMITH and Hugh M'ENTEE, for various crimes, to be each confined twelve calendar months from the date of committal, with hard labour
James DUKE, eight months' hard labour.
Mary WHITE, Letty HUGHES, Anne MAGUIRE, Pat. DONOHOE, Thomas THORNTON, Michael FITZPATRICK, Mary M'CABE, Jane and Anne M'CAFFREY, Samuel DANDY, Anne LYNCH, and Patt BREEN, each to six months' imprisonment from date of committal, with hard labour.
Anne FITZPATRICK and Anne CLARKE, four months' imprisonment from committal.
James REILLY, Elizabeth GERATTY, Patt and James HUGHES, Mary REILLY, Peter FLANAGAN, Eliza MAGENNIS, Peter CALDWELL, Anne STEPHENSON, John KELLY, Anne LYNCH, James KOEGAN, Jane MOORE, Margaret CUNNINGHAM, Alice FERGUSON, Anne GAYNOR, and Mary LEE, three months' imprisonment each from committal, with hard labour.
A number of others, convicted of petty larcenies, were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment varying from a week to a month.
RECORD COURT - SATURDAY
At ten o'clock this morning the Lord Chief Baron entered court. The court was occupied the whole of that day in hearing the appeals from last quarter sessions--there were only sixteen, six of which were settled, and the remaining number stood for trial.
The first case of interest was that of Mr. John REILLY, Cavan, appellant, and the Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, respondent. This appeal was brought forward in consequence of a dismiss granted by the Assistant Barrister at the last quarter sessions for the sum of £17 15s. 4d. for meat supplied the Kilmore Academy, of which Dr. BROWNE is the principal. Mr. M. ERSKINE for the appellant, and Mr. JOHNSTON, Q.C., for the respondent.
Mr. Erskine opened the case by stating that it was an action to recover the sum of £17 15s. 4d., which he would show was due his client by the Principal of the Kilmore Academy, for meat supplied that establishment by orders of Mr. KIERNAN, who died some years back, but who at the time alluded to was professor in the academy--in fact, was managing the institution under the superintendence of the Bishop. Mr. KEIRNAN was the person authorised to procure the meat for the college and other necessaries....
Mr. Alex REILLY sworn and examined by Mr. Erskine--Bishop Browne bought heavy beef for hanging, and fed veal (this point of the evidence was admitted by the opposite counsel) the remainder was got on Mr. KIERNAN's order.
Examined by Mr. Johnston--Identified the handwriting of his brother to a document that showed payment of money to Mr. John REILLY; certified a document signed by Mr. Kiernan that stated the sum of £17 15s. 4d. due by him to Mr. Reilly (Mr. Erskine, in explanation of these two contrary statements said Mr. Reilly was in the habit of transacting his business by cash, which could be easily proved, and very improperly signed the document.)
His lordship said that what he would understand from what has been stated was simply this--both Mr. Kiernan and Mrs. Reilly must have intended to commit a gross fraud upon the establishment, but would be sorry to say their intention was to carry it out. Mr. Reilly now sued the academy for an amount that was paid him by Mr. Kiernan, or else Mr. Kiernan never paid the amount to Mr. Reilly; but that the money was given to pay for the meat there could be no doubt....
Shortly after both parties left court it was ascertained by the opposite side that the whole of the IOU was not written in the same handwriting--the most important word being in different ink and apparently written at different times. This caused great discussion on both sides. Mr. Curran and Mr. M. Farrelly were called on to swear to the handwriting of the deceased gentleman, which they did and swore most positively it was not. This caused some confusion on both sides, as the remark was not made when the trial was going on a few minutes before....Mrs. REILLY, the mother of the appellant, was sworn to prove that from the time--which she stated to be immediately after the deceased had given it to her son--until the sickness of Mr. Kiernan, when her son then got it from her, Mrs. Reilly was in the habit of receiving the documents, and would say the document in her hand was never mutilated or cut in her possession. After some further remarks his lordship summed up the evidence to the above effect, viz.--having no sufficient proof that the document was a forgery he should affirm his former decision and grant the decree for the amount, £17 15s. 4d., and the document to be delivered to the opposite side when the money was paid, which amount was offered in court by the Rev. John REILLY.
Mrs. MAGUIRE, respondent, and Mr. FRITH, appellant, jun. This was to recover the sum of 20l for the support of an illegitimate child of Mr. FRITH for five years. Mrs. MAGUIRE, the mother of the young woman, was sworn and examined. The evidence she gave went to show that Mr. FRITH met her at his father's gate and gave her a pound for the support of the child, and promised to send her the remaining three by post. It appeared that, with Mr. Frith's consent, the girl went to Scotland to avoid the affair getting publicity until the child was born and then was to return when Mr. F. would allow 4l. per annum for its support. On a cross examination by Mr. BROOKE it appeared that she (the mother) had some years back, an illegitimate child herself, and recovered money from the person by whom she had the child.
On a cross examination by Mr. Brooke, Q.C., it appeared she came from Scotland twice to see Mr. Frith, and was at present living with her daughter in the house of a man named M'CAFFREY, and paying a shilling for her lodgings. She (the mother) swore distinctly he (Mr. Frith) gave her a pound at his father's gate and proposed sending the daughter to America.
Mr. Frith was then sworn and examined, when two letters were produced written by him to Miss Maguire in Scotland, offering to do for the child if it would be given up to him, so that he might rear it as he wished, but she refused to do so, and he distinctly refused to give her any money unless she complied with his wishes with reference to the child. The letters were acknowledge to be his and ordered to be marked, in case of a further action for damages. Reverse decree, dismiss without prejudices and without costs.
Mr. A. MOORE, appellant, and Mrs. STEWART, respondent in this case, for the sum of 2l. for damages done to the respondent's garden and premises by the rolling of timber across the vegetables in said garden.
Dr. NAPIER stated the damages on behalf of Mrs. STEWART. It appeared there were winter crops sown at the time and appearing over ground, viz.:--Greens, leeks, kail, peas, &c., which were consequently crushed and thereby prevented coming to perfection.
Mr. BRADY was examined as to the damage done to the crops, but could not tell what sort of crops they were, but if his own, would not take a pound for the damage done.
Cross-examined by Mr. Armstrong, attorney--Could not tell from where he was standing the nature of the crops; could see the damage; believes one pound is under the amount of damage done to the garden.
Mr. John CARSON sworn and examined-Seen the crops; believes they were a little injured, but not so much as stated; got the greater part of the rods himself, could not swear to the amount of the damage; is a bad judge of green crops. (Witnesses examined: Mr. GARDENER, Mr. John DAVIS, Michael REHILL).
His lordship summed up the evidence and said he would affirm the decree of the quarter sessions without costs. His lordship was of opinion that the amount of damage to the crops was a loss to the family, as it deprived them of their vegetables which were so necessary to every family; the labour and manuring of the beds, and damage done to the doors, was, he thought the motive of the lady in so proceeding and not for the actual loss of the crop.
John JACK, Lessee of Edward Sterling O'REILLY, Esq., plaintiff; Mathew DONNELLY, defendant.
This was an ejectment from the Court of Queen's Bench for non-payment of rent, and brought for recovery of the possession of the lands of Cornaglea Lower, in this county. The lands were held at the yearly rent of 142l. 17s, and it appeared that there was a sum of 377l. 11s due thereout for rent and arrears to 1st November, 1849. Defendant did not appear to confess lease, entry, and ouster. The lessor of the plaintiff was, therefore, non-suited, which will be turned into a verdict for the plaintiff next term, on application to the court according to the usual practice.
The court then adjourned.
There were five records for trial, four of which were of little or no interest, and only occupied the court a few hours to dispose of them. The only one case having appeared at full length before in our columns, it will be only necessary for us to supply our readers with an outline of the case, as tried on this evening and next morning.
The following jury was sworn to try the case--R. O'REILLY, G. FARIS, A. CLEMENGER, Wm. ROGERS, D. FINLEY, J. A. FARIS, John TILSON, T. SMITH, Arnold PORTER, T. MARTIN, Robert WALPOLE, J. DAVIS.
Mr. Major, Q.C., read over the different depositions, papers, bill of lading and policy of insurance which occupied some time. The learned gentleman then proceeded at great length to state the facts of the case. He said it was an action to recover damages that were laid at £4,000. This was a contract of a mercantile nature entered into by Mr. DICKSON and Mr. RATHBOURNE, by which his client was bound to deliver a cargo of Indian corn in good merchantible order to him in the port of Drogheda; but from some reasons best known to defendant, he broke the bargain or contract by sending the bill of lading back to his client, which his client refused to take till it was thrown on the floor of the office to his clerk........his lordship said he would receive any further evidence on the part of the plaintiff to show the state the cargo was in, and if it was usual among merchants, and if it was binding on them to receive the contract although part of it was damaged, and what the term "quality" meant. It being now six o'clock, both sides agreed to postpone any further evidence till morning, with which suggestion his lordship concurred. The court then adjourned.
RECORD COURT-- TUESDAY, MARCH 5
On the Chief Baron taking his seat this morning at ten o'clock the case of DICKSON v. RATHBOURNE was resumed.
[Witnesses sworn, examined and cross-examined: Francis CHADWICK, Michael GANNON, Hugh GAILBRAITH, George M'TIER, William HENDERSON]......
The jury, without leaving the box, found, on the first issue, that the cargo was not in good merchantible order at the time of its arrival at Drogheda; on the second issue, that the term "quality" included the condition of the cargo; and on the third issue, that the highest price of corn at the time mentioned was 8l. 10s. per ton.....The foreman of the jury stated to his lordship that the jury would not find for the plaintiff; on which his lordship explained to them that they were bound to find according to his direction, when, after some further demur on the part of the jury, a verdict was returned for the plaintiff, with damages, £975, 16s. 3d and 6d. costs......
The court was occupied for short time with a few other cases of not interest. The court having adjourned at 3 o'clock, p.m., we understand the Chief Baron proceeded to Enniskillen on the same evening
MOLLY MAGUIREISM IN CAVAN--A few nights since a large party of our midnight legislators went to the house of Mr. Charles DENNENY of Moghera, near Lough Sheeland, the agent of Counsellor Darcy in this county; after enquiring if he knew any of them, and being answered in the negative, they told him that the counsellor had put out an orphan from ground held by her father, and was to have given her £5, which he had not done. In the absence of his employer, they warned DENNENY to pay the money within ten days of take the consequences. DENNENY had previously received a Rockite notice through the Post-office; he is a man well known and much respected in his class of life. They then departed without doing him or his family any injury.
DIED--This morning in Main-street, Cavan, aged five years, Thomas, only child of Mr. Christopher CALLAGHAN.
March 15, 1850
MOUTRAY ERSKINE, Petitioner.
JOHN BAKER, Respondent.
MICHAEL PLUNKET, Petitioner
SARAH MOOREHEAD, Plaintiff
JOHN BAKER, Defendant
FRANCS RICHARD PYNER and Wife, Plaintiffs.
PURSUANT to the Report of William HENN, Esq., the Master in these Matters and Causes, bearing date the 2nd day of March, 1850, that part of the lands of Ashgrove, called the Demesne, with the Dwelling-house and Out-offices thereon, containing 80 Acres or thereabouts, and now in the possession of John BAKER, Esq., the Respondent; also that part of the lands of Drumcalpin, late in the possession and occupation of the Widow POGUE, containing 16 acres 2 roods or thereabouts; also that part of the lands of Drumcalpin, late in the possession and occupation of Patrick FITZPATRICK, containing One Acre or thereabout; also that part of the lands of Strone, late in the possession of Hugh SMITH, and Co. containing 15 Acres or thereabout; also that part of said lands of Strone, late in the possession and occupation of Philip REILLY, containing 7 Acres or thereabouts; also that part of said lands of Ashgrove, late in the possession and occupation of Thomas CASSIDY, containing 3 Acres 2 Roods or thereabouts; also that part of said lands of Ashgrove, late in the possession and occupation of James M'MAHON, containing 8 Acres or thereabouts; also that part of said lands of Ashgrove, late in the possession and occupation of James FARRELLY, containing 7 Acres 2 Roods or thereabouts. All said Lands and Premises being part of the Lands and premises in the Petitions in these Matters and Pleadings in these Causes mentioned, and situate in the Barony of Lower Loughtee, and County of Cavan, will be Set up to be Let by PUBLIC AUCTION, for 7 years pending these Matters and Causes, on the 9th day of APRIL, 1850, at the hour of 12 o'clock in the forenoon, at the House of Mr. Hugh BRADY, in the Town of Butlersbridge, and County of Cavan; the Biddings for which, the Receiver in these Matters and Causes will transmit to the said Master, who will thereupon declare the Tenants thereof.
Dated this 11th day of March, 1850
No Biddings will be received for less than 10 Acres of the above Lands, and the Tenant or Tenants who are accepted must take out Leases under the Court.
For further particulars apply to EDWARD PLUNKET, Esq., the Receiver, Dunowen, Oldcastle; or to Messrs.BLAKENEY and STRATFORD, his Solicitor, 62, Lower Dominick-Street, Dublin.
EXTRAORDINARY INQUEST AT KILLESHANDRA.
To the Editor of the Anglo-Celt March 6th, 1850
Sir.--An inquest was held here on Saturday, the 2nd inst., on the body of Mary CARBIN, by Thomas BERRY, Esq., one of our county coroners, which has created both surprise and indignation amongst the hard-worked and ill-treated cess and rate-payers of the district.
The deceased was a widow with eight children, who contrived to live by their industry, knitting and sewing for Mrs. MARTN, together with assistance from their relatives and the respectable inhabitants of Killeshandra. She applied to Dr. PURDON some time ago, complaining of a pain in her stomach; but on Monday the 25th ultimo, having very imprudently taken some turnips and drank some sour buttermilk, inflammation of the stomach set in, which continued till Friday morning, when it was deemed necessary to send for Dr. PURDON and her clergyman. These gentleman gave the same opinion as the nature of the disease, and the melancholy result which would very soon take place. She died about two o'clock the same day.
The following day, to the astonishment of her relatives and neighbours, the coroner and a party of police came to her house and expressed their intention of holding an inquest. Her relatives and neighbours protested against it. The clergyman who attended her was sent for and remonstrated with the coroner on the impropriety of holding an inquest in the case. The doctor, too, declared that she died a natural death. All would not do. There was a suspicion, they said, that she died from want, and therefore the inquest must be held; so it was and the following is the substance of the evidence produced, and the verdict given in by the jury.
Michael and Mary CARBIN, children of the deceased, swore that they had plenty of food--that they received from 2s 6d to 3s a week from Mrs. Martin for knitting, and that the former bought tea and bread for his mother on the Wednesday before her death--that they never told the police that they were in want, and that they received occasional assistance from their relatives and the inhabitants of Killeshandra.
Sarah SMITH and Mary COX produced by the police to prove that the family was in want--declared that they knew nothing of their distress; and although the former is their very next neighbour, she never heard them complain.
Three of the police, however, swore that having heard she died from want they went to the house to make inquires, and that Michael and Mary, the children, told them that they had not nothing to eat the entire day before she took her death sickness. One of the police being asked how he learned first that she died of want, said that it was the barrack servant, Ellen FITZPATRICK, who told them.
Doctor PURDON gave testimony as to the nature of the disease, inflammation of the stomach and bowels. He said that the best fed and most healthy person might get inflammation of the stomach from eating a turnip and drinking buttermilk. After that he did not think there would be an inquest held on the deceased; that he would have told the police, if asked, that she died of inflammation of the stomach......
Doctors PURDON and KENNY performed the operation, and the following testimony was given in as the result of their examination.
"We find that the body of Mary CARBIN was well nourished and a considerable quantity of fat deposited beneath the skin. The stomach and small intestines manifestly inflamed, as well as the 'peritoeneum,' which was quite sufficient cause of death. A good deal of matter was in the bowels."
After this evidence the jury had no difficulty in agreeing to the following verdict--"We find that Mary CARBIN died from natural causes."
Thus terminated, what every one here considers an extraordinary inquest....
I am perfectly convinced that the police are actuated by no evil motives in their conduct. They are a moral religious body of men, who may sometimes err from ignorance but not from malice. The sooner, however, they get a little instruction from the county inspector on this subject the better for themselves, the cess-payers, and the community at large.--I am, sir your obedient servant. AN OBSERVER
MARRIAGE.--On the 14th inst., at Kilmore church, by the Rev. G. M'DONALD, Mr. Edward BENNITT of Crossdoney, late of Albany (America), to Miss Mary LORD of Crossdoney.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY--Strong detachments of police and military have left town for the north of Ireland. A portion of the Inniskilling Dragoons and the Queen's Royals marched yesterday morning. Government expects a large display of the Ribbonmen on the 17th inst. The following appears in the "Downpatrick Recorder":--"We regret to learn that the Ribbonmen in some quarters are determined to march on Patrick's Day. At Kilmore, within a mile of Crossgar, we understand it is intended to hold a meeting of that character. After the lamentable and fatal occurrences at Crossgar and Dolly's Brae, we know of nothing more wanton and ill-advised than to attempt the repetition of such exasperating assemblies. We hope that the government will send stipendiary magistrates, who may arrest the leaders, disperse the meeting at once, and by the firm and resolute bearing assumed at first, deter others in future from attempting any similar processions."
March 22, 1850
FLAX versus COTTON.
We were the first to announce to our agricultural friends the failure in the American cotton crop, and to suggest the increased advantage of cultivating flax to supply the deficiency. We can now assure them that the failure is more extensive than was at first supposed; the Manchester manufacturers are bringing into use all the refuse cotton they can procure, and stretching the manufactured article beyond what was ever before known. A considerable activity is beginning to be shown by the Irish flax manufacturers to take advantage of the state of the cotton market, by having an increase amount of flax sown. But here an other difficulty occurs; there is, as we have also announced, a failure of flax seed in the northern markets; the price is consequently rising, and our wants have been met, in a great measure, by seed imported for feeding purposes last winter, but which, owing to the low price for stock, was not used.
We learn that several manufacturers, amongst others, Mr. GRADWELL of Drogheda, have sent agents through the country to provide for the year's supply of flax; they go so far, as to propose furnishing the seed to persons of good character upon security, payable when the crop is disposed of. This is a matter which we cannot too strongly recommend to the notice of our agricultural friends.
The present growth of flax in Ireland, is not quite one-tenth of the ordinary consumption; the demand for it this year is likely to be very great. The seed, by the course Mr. GRADWELL is pursuing, is brought within reach of every peasant of character, in the country. There is ample time between this and May to put down a full crop, and the larger the breadth of country sown with flax the more likely are we to secure an advantageous market on the spot, for the produce. All that is necessary for the farmer to do is, to pull, ripple, and mill-scutch the raw material; the refuse is the best manure they can have for the land in which the article grew, and a small mill may be put up for a few pounds which will answer all purposes.
Excellent seed can be obtained just now from Mr. KENNEDY, Cavan, by the farmers of this neighbourhood.
COUNTY OF CAVAN
The Rev. JOHN RELLESTON and another, Plaintiffs
PIERCE MORTON, and others, Defendants
TO BE LET, Pursuant to the Report of Edward LITTON, Esq., made in this cause bearing date the Ninth day of March instant. Proposals will be received and submitted for approval of said Master, by George William THOMPSON, Esq., the Receiver of this cause, for any persons desirous of becoming tenant for Seven Years pending this cause, from the Twenty-fifth day of March next, to ALL THAT AND THOSE, the House and Offices of Drumrora Cottage, together with the Land attached to same, as lately held by Miss HANLEY, containing 8 acres, 1 rood, 38 perches, or thereabouts.
The above premises are situate in the County of Cavan and Barony of Castleraghan, between the Post and Market Towns of Mountnugent and Ballyjamesduff
Dated this Eleventh day of March, 1850.
For further particulars, apply to George William THOMPSON, Esq., the Receiver, No. 9, Hume-street, Dublin, or Mr. Robert BUCHANAN, of Corrig, Ballyjamesduff, County of Cavan.
John George PARR, Plaintiff.
Andrew William BELL and others, Defendants.
PURSUANT to the final Decree in this Cause, bearing date the 10th day of NOVEMBER, 1847, I will, on FRIDAY, the 1st day of FEBRUARY next, at the hour of One o'clock in the afternoon, at my Chambers, on the Inn's Quay in the City of Dublin, Set up and Sell, by Public Cant, to the highest and best Bidder ALL THAT and THOSE, the Town and Lands of OMARD, otherwise FOXFIELD, containing 76a 2r 18p, or thereabouts Irish plantation measure--together with the Cottage and Farm of BALLANAHOUGHS, containing 10a 3r 23p like measure, all held in Fee Simple, situate in the Barony of Clonmahon and County of Cavan; also, ALL THAT and THOSE, the Town and Lands of DINGENS, containing 70a, or thereabouts, like measure, held under a lease or grant in Fee Farm for ever, situate in the Parish of Collumkill, half-Barony of Tullyhunco and County of County aforesaid; also, ALL THAT and THOSE, the Town and Lands of BALLYHEELAND, held for 3 lives or 31 years from the 1st day of NOVEMBER, 1796, containing 60a., Irish plantation measure or thereabouts, situate in the Parish of Mallymacud, Barony of Clonmahon, and County of Cavan aforesaid; also ALL THAT and THOSE, the Town and Lands of SMEAR, containing 56a. and 37p., or thereabouts, like measure, situate in the Barony of Granard and County of Longford, held under Lease for lives, renewable for ever, the Estates of the Defendant ANDREW WILLIAM BELL, or a competent part or parts thereof, for the purposes in said Decree mentioned.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1849,
JEREMIAH JOHN MURPHY.
For Rentals and further particulars, applications to be made to Augustus Thomas JONES, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, No. 29, Upper Rutland-street, Dublin, and Enniskillen; Thomas CARMICHAEL, Solicitor, No. 7, Upper Temple-street, Dublin; or to Samuel Rutherford MOOREHEAD, Esquire, the Receiver, Clones, County Monaghan.
The above sale is adjourned to Tuesday, the 16th day of April next, at the hour and place above mentioned.
Dated this 12th day of February, 1850.
JEREMIAH JOHN MURPHY
Augustus Thomas JONES, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, No. 29, Upper Rutland-Street, Dublin.
SALE OF INCUMBERED ESTATES IN IRELAND
Notice To Claimants and Incumbrancers.
In the matter of the Estate of James Scott MOLLOY, Assignee of the
Estate of Charles REILLY, and Insolvent, Owner.
Isabella CUSACK, Petitioner.
WHEREAS, by an absolute Order, bearing date the Second Day of JANUARY, 1850, it was ordered that the Lands of POLLYLAWN, situate in the Parish of Kilmore, Barony of Clonmahon, and County of Cavan, shall be sold for the purpose of Discharging the Incumbrances thereon.
Now, all Persons Claiming Estates or Interests on the said Premises, who may object to such Order, are hereby informed that the Commissioners will hear any Application which any such Persons may desire to bring before them, on Notice, to be served at the Office, 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin, within One Calendar Month from the date thereof; and all Persons claiming Charges or Incumbrances on the said Premises or any part thereof, are required to lodge a brief Statement of the Particulars thereof at the said Office, within Two Calendar Months from the date hereof, and also to send their respective Addresses in order that they may receive Notice at what time and in what manner their Claims should be Established.
Dated this 16th day of March 1850.
S. WOULFE FLANAGAN, Secretary
Robert STORY, Solicitor, having the carriage of the Order for sale, 47, Mountjoy-Street, Rutland-Square, Dublin.
We are sorry to learn the sudden death of Mrs. MURPHY, wife of our excellent Assistant-Barrister, which took place on Monday last at Mr. LANN's of Roebuck, her brother-in-law. She was the daughter of the late Mr. CASSIDY of Monastereven, in the County of Wicklow. Mr. MURPHY was absent from home when the melancholy event took place.
It is our melancholy duty to announce the death, during this past week, of Lady Mary HEWITT, wife of the Hon. James HEWITT, of Menallen, near Stranorlar, county Donegal. Her ladyship died after being confined of a daughter, leaving six or seven children and a bereaved husband to lament the untimely loss of a mother and wife endeared by every Christian virtue to all who knew her. Her ladyship was daughter of the late Earl of Gosford.
We regret to state that small-pox is very prevalent in and around Dublin. Mr. MAGAN, the member for Westmeath, is slowly recovering from it. Many heads of families have had their children vaccinated, amongst others Doctor CORREANE.
March 13, at her mother's house, in Sloan-street, Dublin, the lady of Hon. Sir Christopher RAWLINSON, Chief Justice of Madras, of twins, a son and a daughter.
March 14, the Lady NAAS, of a daughter.
March 17, at the residence of her father, Herbert-street, Dublin, Mrs. HUGHES, the wife of Rev. Edward HUGHES, of a daughter.
On the 12th instant, in St. Marylebone Church, by the Rev. H. CHARLTON, Earnest GAMMELL, Esq., of Portiethen, Scotland, son of the late Lieutenant General GAMMELL, to Rose Ann, eldest daughter of the late Charles BERTRAM Esq., of Portland-place, Dublin.
March 8, in Newtownards, county Down, Mr. John PATTESON, of that town, to Miss Flora M'KEE, of Ballyboley, near Greyabbey.--The bridegroom is 77, and the bride is aged 60 years.
March 17th, Thomas TAYLOR, Esq., Cashier of the Hibernian Bank, Dublin.
In Sligo, Mrs. ROSS, hotel-keeper.
March 17th, at 69, Lower Gardiner-street, Dublin, Catherine, sixth daughter of Michael BARRY, Esq., Barrister-at-Law.
March 16, at Kingstown, Thomas GARNETT, Esq., Second son of Samuel GARNETT, of Summerseat, county Meath.
SALE OF INCUMBERED ESTATES IN IRELAND
Notice to Claimants and Incumbrancers.
In the Matter of the Estate of Francis HASSARD,
of Rockwood, in the County of Cavan, Owner
William THOMPSON, Petitioner
WHEREAS, by an absolute Order, bearing date of the 23rd day of November, 1849, it was ordered, that the Lands of ROCKWOOD, otherwise TIERCAHAN, situate in the Barony of Tullaha and County of Cavan; GORTNALEG, upper and Lower, situate in same barony and county; NEWTOWN, formerly part of Tiercahan, above-mentioned; DUNGLANE; TONYQUIN; GORTMORE; GUB, also called Gub Wallace; MAUGHEREA, otherwise MOHERRE, otherwise MOHERRA; FINAHOO; CULLION, otherwise TAWNEANAGRA; All situate in the Barony of Tullaha and County of Cavan, should be Sold for the purpose of discharging the incumbrances thereon.
NOW, All Persons claiming Estates or Interests on the said Premises, who may object to such Order are hereby informed that the Commissioners will hear any applications which any other person may desire to bring before them, on Notice, to be served at the Office, 14 Henrietta-street, Dublin, within One Calendar Month from the date hereof.
And all Persons claiming Charges or Incumbrances on the said Premises, or any part thereof, are required to lodge a brief statement of the Particulars thereof at the said Office, within two Calendar Months from the date hereof, and also to send their respective Addresses, in order that they may receive notice at what time and in what manner their claims should be established.
Dated this 23rd day of March, 1850.
S. WOULFE FLANAGAN, Secretary
John COLLUM, Solicitor for the Petitioner, having the Carriage of the Sale--Offices, 70, Talbot-street. Dublin and Enniskillen.
March 29 1850
THE POPULAR CREED
Dimes and Dollars; Dollars and Dimes!
An empty pocket's the worst of crimes!
If a man's down, give him a thrust-
Trample the beggar into the dust!
Presumptuous poverty's quite appalling-
Knock him over! Kick him for falling!
If a man's up, oh, lift him higher;
Your souls' for sale, and he's a buyer.
Dimes and Dollars; Dollars and Dimes!
An empty pocket's the worst of crimes!
I know a poor but worthy youth,
Whose hopes are built on a maiden's truth;
But the maiden will break her vow with ease,
For a woer (sic) cometh whose claims are these.
A hollow heart, and an empty head,
A face well tinged with the brandy's red.
A soul well trained in villainy's school,
And cash, sweet cash, he knoweth the rule;
Dimes and Dollars; Dollars and Dimes!
An empty pocket's the worst of crimes!
I know a bold and honest man,
Who strives to live on Christian plan;
But poor he is, and poor will be,
A scorned and listed thing is he;
At home he meeteth a starving wife,
Abroad he leadeth a leper's life;
They struggle against a fearful odds,
Who will not bow to the people's gods!
Dimes and Dollars; Dollars and Dimes!
An empty pocket's the worst of crimes!
So get ye wealth, no matter how!
No questions asked of the rich I trow (?)!
Steal by night, and steal by day,
(Doing it all in a legal way);
Join the church and never forsake her,
Learn to cant, and insult your Maker;
Be hypocrite, liar, knave and fool,
But don't be poor - remember the rule;
Dimes and Dollars; Dollars and Dimes!
An empty pocket's the worst of crimes!
Old Regular Line of Packets
Sailing on their appointed days
The First-class, Fast-sailing, Copper-fastened
American Packet Ship,
"W A V E,"
Will Sail direct from Dublin without calling at
Liverpool or any other Port,
On the 5th of APRIL, 1850.
THIS beautiful Packet Ship, is now open to the inspection of persons intending to emigrate. She is fitted up in the most approved style, and ventilated thouroughly, with lofty between decks and commodious berths, she only requires a visit to command a preference. The Second Cabin accommodations are suited to meet the wishes of respectable families, and private State Rooms will be fitted up for any stated number at a very moderate expense. She is commanded by Captain Halpin, a well-known experienced seaman.
Each Passenger will be supplied with ten and a half pounds of bread-stuffs, 2oz Tea, and 1 lb of Sugar weekly, with a supply of Fuel, Water, and Medicines during the voyage, free of expense.
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 "WAVE" will be succeeded by the First Class American Packet Ship "ROLLA," to sail 10th April, 1850.
The "ELIZABETH" sailed with her full compliment of passengers.
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