Cavan, county Cavan,
October 3, 1850
ROBBERY. - On the night of Tuesday last as a man named Daniel LYNCH, or as he is commonly called "DANIEL THE DANDY," was returning from the market of Ballyjamesduff where he had during the early pat of the morning bought a quantity of butter, he was met at Roebuck, on the high road to Mountinugent by some person unknown to him, who attacked and assaulted the "Dandy" in a most brutal manner. The cowardly assassin, it appears, had been lying in wait for LYCNH, as the grass behind the wall opposite to where he was assaulted was bedded down by the unknown friend, as Lynch on approaching the spot saw him cross the fence. After a few seconds LYNCH received a dreadful cut in the back of the head which was followed by two more, when he fell insensible to the ground. On LYNCH having been thus overcome the cowardly ruffian proceeded to rifle his pockets and after a short scuffle succeeded in depriving him of £3. The "Dandy" had the money in an inside pocket on his waistcoat, and from the manner the waistcoat was besmeared with blood it would appear that the assassin's hands must have been covered with the blood, which flowed freely. LYNCH states that the wounds were inflicted by a stone about three pound weight, which he held in his hand while inflicting the blows. LYNCH was conveyed to the next police station where his wounds were dressed, and the necessary steps taken to have the perpetrator of the cowardly act apprehended, but as yet, without effect. As LYNCH is a quiet, unoffending man, no reason can be assigned for this outrage unless the suspicion that he had money to a larger amount than what was obtained on his person. LYNCH was under the influence of whiskey when he was assaulted, but it is confidently stated that he takes only a "Dandy" at a time. He resides in Poolskeel, and we trust the inhabitants of that neighbourhood will make every exertion to discover the cowardly rascal.
Edinburgh, September 26. - You would be surprised in going through our streets to see stuck up at every corner gigantic bills, bearing at the top the style and title of the Commissioners for the sale of Encumbered Estates in Ireland. These are advertisements of estates in every part of the Green Isle. If you were to go into any of our large public Institutions, you would observe, - indeed you could not help observing, - for they would stare you in the face, - thin quarto volumes which turn out on inspection just to be similar advertisements on a scale that would suit Julien or Barnum. The gentlemen who "get up" these tremendous missives know their business. - Mammouth typography, - brilliant colouring, - fine paper, - rental, soil position, set out to every advantage. The whole so elegant that one gets through it like a novelette! A tolerable slice of the rent these splendid affairs must be, and when they made their first appearance I had some very uneasy sensations about useless expense. However, the thing has taken. There are a great many people in Scotland anxious for farms who can't get them, and many discontented with the farms they have. These and hundreds more are looking over to Ireland for new fields. Already some capital men have been over and come back with favourable reports. But this is not all. The subject has become a favourite topic of conversation among the smug middle classes, and go where you will here you are pretty sure to encounter it. Individuals with a little money are beginning to wonder whether a small Irish property, got cheap, would not be a nice investment, and men in business are considering whether it would be a safe way to dispose of their savings. If Ireland continues tranquil, some results must come out of this general stir. Our tourists are all rushing into Ireland. A great many have been there this season from Edinburgh, and there will be far more next. Some of our writers on economy have been wandering through Tipperary - with knapsacks on their backs, and making themselves at home with the peasantry, so as to penetrate their condition thoroughly. I understand that the politico-economical dislike to the small farm system has not been diminished by the survey, but the place is considered an excellent field for extensive agricultural enterprise. The peasantry and lower classes everywhere are most anxious for the influx of Scotch and English capital. The ideas of any anti-Saxon feeling on their part is pure delusion. No doubt, however, the small farmers must entertain considerable jealousy of immagination (sic). - Correspondent of the Atlas.
On the 1st of October, in Cootehill, the lady of James SHARPE Esq., M.D., of a daughter.
September 26, at Tregoyd, near Hay, Viscountess HEREFORD of a son.
On the 26th September, at Saint James Church, Paddington, by the Rev. S. L. Brereton, William BACON, Esq., Glengall-Place, to Catherine Georgiana, daughter of William BELL, Esq., Oxford-Terrace, Hyde-park, London.
In the Island of Achill, by the Rev. W. M'ILWAINE, Incumbent of St. George's Church, Belfast, John WILSON, Esq., Larkhill, county Dublin, to Frances, eldest daughter of the Rev. Edward NANGLE.
August 25, at Brooklands, Syddenham, Canada West, Latham Blacker HAMLIN, Esq., son of William BLACKER, late of Drogheda, Esq., and Captain in the Louth Militia.
October 10 1850
These races came off on Monday, the 7th instant. The following horses came to the post and started at the first heat:-
Mr. LANAUZE'S Water-witch,
Mr. M'DOWELL'S Miss M'Clelland,
Mr. MASTERSON'S Rover
Mr. FINIGAN'S Miss Kitty
They all four went off well, Water-witch taking the lead, which she kept fo the winning-post, closely followed by Miss Kitty.
Miss Kitty was drawn and the other three started, when Rover took the lead and kept it, though well contested by Water-witch. Miss M'Clelland fell.
The same three started. Rover took the lead, closely hunted by the other two until a jostle took place when the two mares fell, leaving rover the winner.
There were a vast number of spectators on the course and in the adjoining fields. Much praise is due to Mr. Patrick Edward M'CABE, who acted as steward, for the great regularity during the day's amusement.
We are happy to learn that the Board of Guardians of this union have increased the yearly salary of their clerk, Mr. Thomas B. WOODS, from £60 to £100. Mr. Woods was long connected with the Cavan union as assistant clerk, and a better or more deserving officer we had not the good luck to meet with before or since. The ratepayers of Mohill may well congratulate themselves on having secured the services of such a man.
BELTURBET SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY. - In consequence of the death of the Right Hon. The Countess of LANESBOROUGH, the usual monthly meeting of the above society has been postponed until next month.
MARRIED - On Tuesday, the 8th inst. in Cootehill Church, by Rev. John R. DARLEY, Mr. Robert GRAHAM of Cootehill, to Anna Maria eldest daughter of Mr. John FOY of Cootehill, Merchant.
DIED - At Lanesborough Lodge, on the morning of the 5th inst., the Right Honourable the Countess of Lanesborough.
FUNERAL OF GUSTAVUS LAMBART, OF BEAU PARC, ESQ. - The mortal remains of this much lamented gentleman, which arrived in Dublin from Trenville-Sur-Mer on Monday last, were at an early hour on Thursday conveyed to Beau-Barc, near Slane, for the purpose of being deposited in the family mausoleum of the Lambarts at Painstown. The mournful possession left Beau Parc precisely at two o'clock, and, according to the wishes of the late Mr. Lambart, he was borne to the grave by his own labourers. The chief mourners were Gustavus Lambart, Esq.; the Rev. Charles Lambart, the Earl of Bective, Sir John YOUNG, Bart, M.P.; Gustavus Tuite DALTON, Esq., and the Rev. Joseph STEPHENSON, who walked immediately after the coffin, and were followed by the Marquis of Conyngham, the Earl of Mayo, James Lenox NAPIER, Esq.; John CORNWALL, Esq., Hon. George BOURKE, James NAPER, Esq., jun; Charles BOURKE, William C. CORNWALL, Esq., John CORNWALL, Esq., jun; S. WORTHINGTON, Esq., James DONNELLAN, Esq., and Leonard CORNWALL, Esq., &c. Lady Fanny Lambart, Miss Lambart, and Mrs. Charles Lambart joined the procession in a carriage. When the coffin met the entrance of the churchyard it was met by the Very Rev. the Dean of Emly, who performed the solemn and impressive prayers for the burial of the dead. Notwithstanding the endeavours made to keep the funeral as private as possible, it became generally know, and all the tenantry, with the poor of the nighbourhood, assembled at an early hour to pay the last tribute of respect to him who had been their friend and benefactor. The following noble families are placed in mourning by the death of Mr. Lambart: - The Marquis of Headfort, Lord SHERBOURNE, the Earl of Leicester, the Earl Talbot, Sir John YOUNG, Bart., M. P.; James L. NAPER, Esq.
CAVAN QURTER (sic) SESSIONS.
The Qurter (sic) Sessions for this county commenced here yesterday before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Assistant-Barrister. The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury: - Thomas HARTLEY, Foreman; James FAY, Wm. FAIRS, Wm. Moore BLACK, John Alex FARIS, Patrick FAY, Peter BRADY, John REILLY, Mathew LOUGH, Wm. CARMICHAEL, Noble PAGET, James REILLY, John WARREN, Edward KENNEDY, Francis M'CABE, John MOORE, Alex KETTYLE, James GILROY, Thomas PHILLIPS, Hugh PORTER, S. KENNEDY. His Worship having briefly addressed the jury on the lightness of the calendar, they retired to finish the remainder of the business. There were 534 civil bill entries; 21 ejectments; 6 replevians; 8 spirit applications granted; 68 crown numbers. The crown business was not completed when we were going to press. A report of the important cases will appear next week in full.
October 17, 1850
MARRIED. - On the 11th inst. in Ballyhaise Church, by the Rev. A. Moneypenny, Mr. Richard Atwell, Merchant, Maguiresbridge, to Miss Maria Major of Ballymacarue.
PUBLIC DINNER AT CAVAN T THE REV. DAVID BELL, OF BALLYBAY, AND WM. BABINGTON, ESQ., M.B., CAVAN
Cavan, Thursday Night.-While the independent and true-hearted tenant farmers of Meath were declaring their adhesion to the principles of the Tenant League, and manifesting, in an imposing display of numbers and hearty enthusiasm, their desire for the successful consummation of its objects, their honest and faithful brethren in the adjoining county of Cavan were testifying in a most worthy, gracious, and hospitable manner, their recognition of the services rendered to the case by two distinguished gentlemen who had materially contributed to its progress and to ensure its successful issue.
On this evening the members of the Cavan Tenant Right Committee entertained at a public dinner, Dr. Wm. BABINGTON, of Fortview, and the Rev. David BELL, Presbyterian Minister, Ballybay, "as a slight mark of esteem for their strenuous exertions in furtherance of the good cause at the late county meeting."
The banquet was provided at the Globe Hotel, and was served in an apartment especially fitted up for the occasion by the proprietor, Mr. M'GAURAN, in a very tasteful and elegant style. It was festooned with laurels, evergreens and flower wreaths; and in the several compartments were ornamented scrolls, on which were inscribed mottoes such as follow: - "Tenant Right" - "Protestant, Catholic, Presbyterian - quis seperabit. "United we stand - divided we fall;" "Industry, Economy, Perseverance;" "Prosperity to Ireland;" "Justice to all;" "Live and let live."
The chair was taken by James KELLY, Esq., merchant, Cavan; and the vice-chair by Dr. P. KELLY.
At the immediate right and left of the chairman were seated the guests of the evening, and among the company present we noticed the following gentlemen: Rev. Mr. CORRIE, P.M.; John James HUGHES, Esq., Ballybay; Thomas TEEVAN, Esq., Drummullick, Cavan; Z. WALLACE, Esq.; Dr. O'CONNOR, Cavan; W. NORTON, Esq., Arva; Wm. ROGERS, Esq., Cornacrum; Rev. Cornelius O'REILLY, P.P., anad Rev. E. LYNCH, C.C., Ballinagh; Edward M'GAURAN, Esq., Solicitor; - DUGDALE, Esq., Clara, King's County; Messrs. Christie DOWNEY, and M'CANN; W. O'BRIEN, Esq., Dublin; Mr. MORROW and Mr. MURPHY, Balljamesduff; Mr. CLINGYAN, Fermanagh; Mr. FARRELLY, Bailieborough; C. MAGUIRE, C. Phillips, John BRADY, and James O'BRIEN, Esqrs., Cavan; Mr. MILLS, Mr. CALLAN, and Mr. YOUNGER; Mr. E. FAGAN and Thomas TEEVEN, Cavan; Rev. P. Smith, P.P., and Rev. P. Smith, C.C., Kill; Mr. John REILLY, Cavan; Rev. T. O'REILLY, P.P. Castleraghan; Mr. M. W. REDDY, Rev. John O'REILLY and Rev. Mr. MULVANY, Cavan, with some o! thers whose names we did not learn.
By the Pacific, which arrived at Liverpool on Thursday, there are advices from New York to the 29th ult.
The Pacific was advertised to leave New York on the 28th; but when about to leave the wharf her paddle-box came in contact with a shed, by which a gentleman named WALKER was killed, and others injured; some of her floats having been knocked off, it was considered advisable to detain her until the following morning.
THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SEAS. - The last mail from America proves that the trial of speed upon the Atlantic is not likely to flag. The contest is growing hotter and more eager every day. The American steemers (sic) had already the advantage in the race. They have since strained their iron nerves to beat their competitors to some purpose; and they intend to outstrip them more and more. The "Pacific" has made the voyage home from Liverpool seventeen hours quicker than any British steamer that has ever plied upon the western waters; and the "Baltic," ready to be launched, is expected to surpass in power and speed any liner that has yet been slipped loose from the seaboards of the world. Nor, we may rest assured, will American enterprise stop here. Since her attention has been turned and excited in this direction, her gigantic projects upon land will be balanced by others no less gigantic upon the deep. There is also excitement and clapping of hands upon the shore. Public excitement is aroused, and the newspapers of New York demand direct communication with the West of Ireland. They look greedily towards the lone island that sits on the verge of the Atlantic-
"With her back towards Britain, her fact to the west."
England, meantime, appears tried to the utmost of her speed. The call for the Halifax mail has, as it was intended, actually been given up. The last voyage of her swiftest vessel has been direct from New York - a proof that she must have felt terribly hard pushed; for it was impossible to have been blind to the consequences of this course. The colonies are left to act upon their own account, or thrown into the arms of the United States. The press of Halifax is already beginning to cry out for a line steamers of their own between Nova Scotia and Ireland! They hesitate between this, and what is much more practical and likely, an invitation to New York, with an offer to build a wharf, for the special accommodation of the steam-ships of the Republic. America, already, has two-thirds of the game in her own hands, in the short interval, since the steam-herald from Ireland was wrecked upon her coast. We can now afford to look with tolerable indifference towards the result. As she has been hitherto so stubborn against our interests, England may if she likes, until the end of time, keep "doubling the Cape." - Nation
October 24, 1850
October 20, at Rathmines, Mrs. John E. HANDCOCK, of twins, a son and daughter.
October 18, in Waterford, the lady of the Rev. Wm. J. KERTLAND, of a son.
October 15, at Merrion-square, Dublin, the lady of H. E. REDMOND, Esq., of a son. At Fermoy House, county Cork, the lady of the Rev. Mr. COLLIS, of a son.
October 15, at Rathmines, the lady of Mr. Henry NEWTON, of a daughter.
October 17, at Rugby, by the Rev. Thomas FETHERSTON, brother of the bride, the Very Rev. James GREGORY, dean of Kildare, and incumbent of St. Bridget's Church, in this city, to Octavia Letitia, youngest daughter of the late Sir Thomas FETHERSTON, Bart., M.P., of Ardagh House, county Longford.
October 17, in Brooklodge Church, Richd. W. PEARD, Esq., son of the late R. PEARD, Esq., of Coole Abbey, county Cork, to Elizabeth, daughter of Wm. PHAIR, Esq., of Butlerstown, same county. October 15, in Kilbarron Church, James JOHNSON, Esq., of Sligo, to Jane, daughter of W. ALLINGHAM, Esq., manager of the Provincial Bank in Ballyshannon.
On Wednesday the 16th current of water on the brain, Mary Anne, third daughter of the Rev. Robert FLEMING, Cavan, aged six years and ten months.
October 18, Virgemont, county Dublin, Eliza, wife of Mr. John MACARTNEY.
October 16, at Kilbride, county Wicklow, Ambrose LEET, Esq., president of the inland department in the Post-office.
October 31, 1850
CAVAN PETTY SESSIONS--FRIDAY 25
The Magistrates met as usual to-day in the Court-house. Present--Robert Burrowes, Esq., D.L., Theo. H. Kilbee, Esq., Robert Erskine, Esq., A. Brush, Esq., Theo Thompson, Esq., and Wm. Smith, Esq., J.P. The business to-day was unusually light in point of numbers, still the bench was occupied by a case of a very important nature to those concerned in the butter trade.
Mr. Arthur ELLIS, Bridge-street, Cavan, who is in the habit of purchasing butter in this and the adjoining markets, and shipping it for England at Drogheda, appeared to prosecute another buyer of the name of FLOOD, for having in his use a butter box belonging to him (Mr. Ellis), and for having erased his name off the box by stamping his (Flood's) name over it. Flood and his man appeared, and were defended by Mr. TULLY. The prosecution was conducted at Mr. M'GAURAN.
Mr. Ellis stated briefly his evidence on the matter. He said that he was in the habit of shipping butter from Drogheda to Liverpool in boxes which he had branded with his name together with the number and tare of the box. The boxes after having been emptied in Liverpool are transhipped back again to Drogheda and then conveyed to a yard where they remain till called for. It is probable that they may remain a short time on the quay, during which time they may be picked up, as he (Mr. E) had lost upwards of 70 without ever hearing of them afterwards. He identified the box in court in the possession of Flood's man, and would depose to his number and tare as now on the box, and he felt confident that his name was erased from off the box. Mr. Ellis further stated he had a book in which was entered the weight and number of all the boxes he sent away, and according as they came back he marked them off. He had also witnesses to prove those facts.
Mr. TULLY cross-examined Mr. Ellis but to no effect.
The magistrates directed the police to place the box on the bench, in order that they might examine the brand put on by Flood, so as to ascertain if Mr. Ellis's name had been erased. Head Constable MOORE took a square piece of wood, in a carpenter-like manner shut one eye, and placed it over the brand, gradually moving it up and down. It appeared from this test that the board had been plained(sic) about the brand so that it appeared hollow. This was alleged to have been done by Flood to remove the traces of Mr. Ellis's name.
Thomas OWENS, the man who carried the boxes to Drogheda for Mr. Ellis, swore that he knew the box when he saw it on the quay of Drogheda full of butter, and told the man who was bringing it to the ship, that it belonged to Mr. Ellis.
Pat GLANCY deposed that he had been in the habit of making such boxes for Mr. Ellis for the last six years and that he frequently put on the numbers on the boxes. He distinctly swore that the figures on the box--38 and 8-- were put on by him. In answer to a question from Mr. Tully he said that the board was reduced sufficiently to take the traces of the former brand out and admit the other.
Sergeant BRENAN, who took up the box stated, that Mr. Ellis told him the numbers on the box before they had seen it in the car-man's possession, and that he was able to point it from a number of other boxes on the cart.
Flood produced no witnesses to show how he came by the box. The defence was, that he might have bought it, as the boxes are frequently auctioned unless called for immediately afterwards; and that there are similar boxes which are numbered alike in the trade.
Mr. Ellis said that his brand differed from the others used in the trade, and presented his book to bench, from which it appeared that the box marked 38 and 8 had not been returned.
The bench after a short consultation said that the box had been sufficiently identified by the different witnesses, and that he should give in bail to take his trial at the next Cavan Quarter Sessions. The court shortly after adjourned.
ATTEMPT TO MURDER IN WESTMEATH.--On the night of Friday last, the 25th instant, an attempt was made to murder two men in the village of Ballinahown. I have been most careful in ascertaining the facts, which are as follow:--On the above night, between the hours of seven and eight, two men in the employment of the persons executing the drainage works in the neighbourhood, were seated in the house of a man named Laurence KILLEEN, when a pistol short was fired, by which one of the men, Thomas DALY, foreman mason, was severely wounded in the head; and the other person escaped by receiving a few pellets in the hat. Ballinahown is four miles distant from Athlone, and although situated in the County Westmeath, the near proximity of the King's county has rendered it famous for "dark deeds" for many years. The only fault to be found with the unfortunate men selected for the assassin's aim on this occasion, is that they discharged some idlers from the drainage work. The wounded man is getting on favourably, and one person has been arrested on suspicion. The police are on the alert, and it is probable the assassins will be discovered.--Correspondent of the Saunders.
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