Published in Cavan, county Cavan
February 6, 1851
DEATH At Cavan, on the 31st January, Mr. James M'COLLUM, in the 69th year of his age. He was nearly the last member of a large family who have lived and passed away in the course of the last seventy years. For sterling integrity, good sense, and right feeling, he had in his day few equals. He retained to the moment of dissolution that retentive memory and kind disposition for which through life he had been so distinguished. He died full of Christian sentiments and has left to his weeping friends the blessed hope that he is gone before them to that happy house "where friends shall weep no more, and were they who live shall die no more at all for ever!"
TENANT RIGHT MEETING IN BANBRIDGE. - Pursuant to requisition a tenant right meeting was held on Monday in Banbride (sic). The attendance was numerous, consisting as well of farmers as of the shopkeepers and inhabitants of the town, and a beautifully bright day lent an air of animation (?) to the proceedings. A platform was erected at the upper end of the town, and the persons assembled, filled the street to a considerable distance. The Rev. Thomas O'SHEA, of Callan, County Kilkenny, and Mr. Frederick LUCAS, of The Tablet, were present as a deputation of the Tenant League.
The platform was crowded with Presbyterian and Roman Catholic clergymen, the gentry and respective tenant farmers of the neighbourhood, &c. The chair was taken by James MULLIGAN, Esq.; and the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Messrs. DUBBUS (?), MACKIN, O'SHEA, REID, RUTHERFORD, Messrs. LUCAS, M'GUINNESS, &c.;
A large number of the supporters of tenant rights dined together in the evening, at the Downshire Arms Hotel.
FORTUNTATE ESCAPE FROM DROWING. - About seven o'clock on Sunday night, a man from the neighbourhood of Ballymacarrett, fell into the water, at Donegal quay. A dog belonging to Mr. John COLVILLE, of the Victoria Hotel, opposite which the occurrence took place, heard the splashing, and immediately bounded to the spot, jumped into the water, seized the unfortunate fellow, and brought him safely to the steps from which the ferry boats start, whence he was conveyed to Mr. Colville's, and, in a short time, was restored to life. The man was under the influence of liquor. The same Newfoundland water spaniel has rescued two other persons when in a smilar predicatment. Northern Whig.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH. - A man was accidentally killed, on the Belfast and Ballymena Railway, near Greencastle, on Saturday night. An inquest was held on the body, yesterday, by Mr. Coroner JACKSON, when a verdict was returned in accordance with the facts. - Ibid.
During the year 1850 the number of persons killed by steamboat disasters in the United States was nearly 700, and about half that number more or less severely wounded. The number of accidents was 117, and the amount of capital destroyed over one and a half millions of dollars.
RETURN OF THE SHIP ELLEN. - At about five o'clock last evening upwards of 170 passengers from the ship Ellen, bound hence to New York, arrived here from Belfast, by the steamship Blenheim, to which port the Capital of the Ellen had put in after being at sea no less than ninety-four days. They are mostly Irish, and in the most pitiful destitution. They were, on arrival, wisely forwarded to the Emigrants' Home in Moorfields, where they are now receiving every attention that the philanthropic integrator of that institution can command. Liverpool Mail.
February 13, 1851
MUNIFICENT LIBERALITY--Henry Bevan W. SLATOR, Esq., High Sheriff of the county Cavan, has contributed last month to the erection of Tully Presbyterian Church, of which he is a member, £115. The congregation also feel indebted to his son George W. SLATER(sic), Esq., who subscribed liberally and employed his influence to realize upwards of £200.
ACCIDENT--Shortly after three o'clock on Monday, as Doctor STONE, of the 1st Royal Dragoons, was riding over Carlisle-bridge, Dublin, his horse fell, and the doctor was thrown to the ground with such violence that his leg was fractured.
At Usher's-quay, Dublin, the lady of George MALONE, Esq., of a son.
At Waterloo-road a few days since, the lady of the Right Hon. the Bishop of Meath, of a daughter. At Mountmellick, the lady of Samuel BROWNE, Esq., of a daughter.
Feb. 12, in the parish Church, by the Rev. A. M'CREIGHT, John ARMSTRONG, Esq., of Belturbet, Solicitor, to Sarah, eldest daughter of the Rev. George B. MOFFATT, Rector of Drumlane, county of Cavan.
Feb. 10, in the town of Killeshandra, Michael DONOHOE, Esq., Royal College of Surgeons, London, to Martha, eldest daughter of James GRIFFIN, Esq., Sub-Inspector of Constabulary.
Feb. 1, in Lower Haggot-street, by his Grace the Lord Archbishop of Tuam, George Henry MOORE, of Moore Hall, in the county Mayo, Esq., M.P., to Mary, eldest daughter of Maurice BLAKE, of Ballinafad, in said county, Esq.
January 30, at St. George's Hanover-square, London, the Hon. T. VESON, M.P. for the Monaghan, Captain in the Grenadier Guards, and brother of Lord Cremorne, to Augusta Frederick Anne, second daughter of the Right Hon. J. W. FITZPATRICK, M.P., for the Queen's County.
William George PRESCOTT and Henry James PRESCOTT, Plaintiffs.
Constantine Joseph SMITH and several others, Defendants.
PURSUANT to the Decree in this Cause bearing date the 11th day of DECEMBER, 1850, I require all Creditors of John Edward O'REILLY, deceased, and Persons having Charges and Incumbrances affecting the Hereditaments and Premises comprised in the Indentures of Mortgage of the 15th day of FEBRUARY, 1825, and 5th day of JUNE, 1847, in the pleading in this Cause mentioned: that is to say--the Lands of ANNAGH, otherwise ANNA, and KILNALACK, situate in the county of Cavan, the estate of said John Edward O'REILLY, deceased, to come in before me at my Chambers on the Inn's-quay in the City of Dublin on or before the 10th day of MARCH next and proceed to prove their debts and charges, otherwise they will be precluded the benefit of said Decree.
Dated this 25th day of January, 1851.
E. LITTON. SEYMOUR and WEBB, Plaintiff's Solicitors,
4 Kildare-street, Dublin
In the matter of John COOGAN, Petitioner; John O'REILLY, Respondent.
Eugene O'REILLY, Petitioner; Same, Respondent.
And the Acts of the fifth and sixth Wm. the Fourth, chapter fifty-five; and third and fourth Victoria, chapter one hundred and five
PURSUANT to my Report in these matters, bearing date the 5th day of July last, I will, on TUESDAY the 25th day of February instant, 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 LET, for Seven Years pending three Matters, ALL THAT AND THOSE the Farm and Dwelling-house in the Townland of Farroghroe in the County of Longford, containing Ten Acres or thereabouts, late in the occupation of Patrick MAHON.
DATED this 4th day of February, 1851
For further Particulars apply to
Edward M'GAURAN, Esquire, the Receiver, Cavan,
or to John TATLOW, his Solicitor, 45, York-street, Dublin
February 20, 1851
Stanorlar, February 18, 1851
On the 11th instant, died, Andrew DOHERTY, senior, of this town, aged 95 years. He was buried on the 13th. The deceased was the last in this country of the fine, sturdy, national body of Volunteers; he belonged to the Raphoe Corps. The funeral was attended by most of the townspeople and neighbours from the surrounding county. It was a melancholy thing to follow the remains of this old veteran, borne as they were to the grave by the men of this generation, who, whatever may be their virtues, are sadly wanting in that glorious enthusiasm which strung the heart and nerved the arm of the departed in days long gone by, when in the plenitude of his young manhood he stood under our country's banner, resolved to win for her freedom, religious, political, and commercial or die in her service. To the last these noble aspirations stirred in his breast, and, disdaining the paltry squabbles which have disgraced Irishmen in latter years, he retired altogether from the political arena. Although a stranger, I could not refuse my tribute of affection over the ashes of him who is now no more in this world as they were slowly and sadly entombed in the secluded churchyard of Stranorlar. Z.
On the 14th inst., at Belturbet, the lady of Dr. DONOVAN, of a daughter.
On the 18th inst. at St. Peter's Church, by the Hon. and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Tuam, uncle to the bride, Sir John Jocelyn COGHILLl, of Belvidere House, county Dublin-Bart, to Katharine Frances, second daughter of the Hon. John PLUNKET, of 20. Upper Fitzwilliam-street, Dublin, and grand-daughter of the Right Hon. Lord Plunkett, and of the late Right Hon. Charales Kendal BUSHE.
Feb. 18, at his father's residence, Templeport, county of Cavan, of decline, Jr. John BAXTER, late of 16, Trinity-street, Dublin.
FIRE. - This morning, between the hours of four and five o'clock, the out-houses attached to Swellan Cottage, occupied by John LOUGH. Esq., sub-inspector of police, were discovered to be on fire. At the time the fire was discovered it had made considerable progress, and there is no doubt but that the circumstance of the part of the roof of the cottage close to the offices being slated prevented the fire then extending to it. As it was the entire premises would, no doubt, have been consumed were it not for the activity and exertions of the military and police who were on the spot with the barrack fire engine within twenty minutes after the fire had been first discovered though the cottage is a considerable distance from the town. Notwithstanding this the entire of the offices were consumed, together with a quantity of hay, some sets of harness, &c., &c. We regret much also to have to state that a fine horse was burnt to death in the stable. It was most providential that the fire was observed at the time it was, since a few moments delay might have occasioned worse and more melancholy consequences. We are much surprised to hear that there are strong reasons for supposing that this fire was the work of an incendiary. We did not imagine that Mr. Loch (sic), though an efficient officer, was likely to have given any cause of offence which might induce any such revenge as this. However, we believe a man and his two daughters, named DALY, and the man's sister, named ELLIS, are in custody on this charge under circumstances of suspicion. They will, we suppose, be brought up before the petty sessions court tomorrow for examination.
BAILIEBOROUGH FAIR. - The monthly fair of this town was held on Monday, the 17th instant, and we believe it was a very good one for business. There were a good many lots of cattle in the green, of which the greater number changed owners. Store cattle were in good demand, but the number not so large as we have often witnessed. There were a great number of pigs. The prices were something about the same as the last fair.
SERIOUS AFFRAY IN BAILIEBOROUGH. - On Monday night, about ten o'clock after the fair, a man named John REILLY, a resident of the town, was stabbed in a most dangerous manner. The unfortunate man received eleven wounds about the body and legs before he could get assistance. We learned that by the vigilance of Sub-Inspector J. S. BAILEY, Esq., and the police, they succeeded in making prisoners of four of the suspected party. Reilly is not expected to recover as he got one wound that is thought will prove fatal.
CONUNDRUM. - On Thursday night, in Limerick, the following conundrum won the price of £20 worth of a gold watch, which was given by Professor Anderson to the author, an artisan, named Michael WHITE, residing in Catherine-street: - "Why is the treaty of Limerick like a plum? Because all that remains is the stone."
Pope Pius IX, has conferred the dignity of cardinal on the Most Rev. Dr. CULLEN, styled "Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland, and Apostolic Delegate." The Rev. Tobias KIRBY, president of the Irish College at Rome, is reported, coadjutor bishop to the Right Rev. Dr. BLAKE, of Dromore, the oldest suffragan prelate in Ireland.
BITING OFF A PIECE OF THE NOSE!
At the Petty Sessions held in Cootehill, on Saturday, s'en night before Mr. T. E. L. CLEMENTS, J.P. against James HANNIGAN of the same place, for having assaulted him on the 17th January last, and bitten a portion of his nose! And said James Hannigan complained against said Owen BRADY for having at said time and place trespassed on his land. Mr. Wm. DERMOTT appeared as attorney for Brady, and Mrs. Charles M'DONALD for Hanigan. The following are briefly the facts of the case as they appeared in evidence. The complainant, Owen Brady, held a farm of land in Lappenduff which is situate in the parish of Kill, under Mr. Edgar BREDIN of Dublin, to whom Mr. C. J. ADAMS, J.P., of Shinan is agent, and in consequence of the depression in agricultural pursuits which has prevailed for some years past, and is at present so prevalent in the county of Cavan; he (Brady) determined to dispose of his interest in his farm and with his family immigrate to America, and in accordance with this resolution he advertised his farm for sale; but although it would have been sold for a considerable sum of money some years ago he could not procure a purchaser for it at any money for some time; at length James Hannigan (whose sister is married to Brady's brother) offered £4 15s. and pay some trifling arrear of rent which was due upon the farm, and Brady, as before stated, being unable to procure more for it they concluded a bargain upon said farms in the month of November or December, 1849. Hannigan paid the arrears due to Mr. Adams and got possession of the farm, but allowed Brady and his family to remain in the dwelling-house until they should be prepared to go to America, and paid him £1 10s. of the purchase-money at the time, but has ever since declined to pay the balance, £3 5s. which prevented Brady from going to America, and disappointed him very much. In consequence of which he some time ago resumed the possession of the farm, and for doing which he was fined at the Petty Sessions of Cootehill; but, notwithstanding, he persevered in retaining possession of the farm until said balance of £3 5s. should be paid to him.
On the day mentioned Hanigan came to put him out of possession with a strong hand, and committed the assault, complaining of which Brady described as follows: - "He knocked me down, and fell upon me; he then caught hold of my nose with his teeth, and pressing his hands against my breast, bit the top of it clean off!! I have been ever since under the care of Dr. HORAN, until my wife put a new bit of sticking plaster upon it, before I left home to come here this day." Mr. Clements decided upon taking informations against Hanigan for the assault, returnable to the ensuing Quarter Sessions of Cootehill; and against Brady, stating at the same time, that the bench was in error in convicting Brady for the trespass on the former occasion. Hanigan, in reply to the bench stated, that he did not like to pay Brady the balance of £3 5s. until he left the house.
The guardians of this union met, on Saturday the 15th instant. Richard ROTHWELL, Esq. J.P., in the chair. Other guardians present - Thomas BARNES, Richard CHALONER, John RADCLIFFE, Js.P.; Nicholas LANDY, John CHRISTIE, Thomas FLOOD, Patt SMITH, John DALY, Peter O'REILLY, Patk. M'MAHON, Patrick GUILSENAN, and James MASTERSON, Esqrs.
Master's Report. - Total paupers last week, 1347; admitted since, 71. (1418); discharged, 91; died, 7; (98), remaining on the 15th inst. 1320.
Doctor's Report. - In infirmary, 147; in fever hospital, 93; total, 240.
Cost of provisions and necessaries consumed during the week, £83 7s. 1-1/2d; average cost of a pauper for the week, 1sa. 2d; ditto in infirmary, 1s. 6-1/2d.
The accounts of the union were audited by George BRADDELL, Esq., on the 13th instant.
I HEREBY caution the public not to give any credit or value to my Wife Jane STAFFORD, otherwise OWENS, as I will not be accountable for any Debts she may contract. She is now living separate and apart from me (with her father John Owens of Crumlin), on account of wasting my property in being repeatedly intoxicated.
Cavan, February 19, 1851.
FATAL AND MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. - On the night of the 24th December last, Mr. George ARMSTRONG, of Brookboro, and student of Trinity College, Dublin, while proceeding to the house of a friend, his road lying along the bank of the Royal Canal, and the night being extremely dark, unfortunately missed his way, was precipitated into the water, and drowned.
Charles BOYLE, Esq., has been sworn in High Sheriff of the county of Monaghan, and E. P. MURPHY, Esq., Deputy Sheriff.
We have good authority for stating that it is the intention of William DARGAN, Esq., the eminent railway contractor, to offer himself as a candidate for the vacant representation of this borough. - Newry Examiner.
The eldest son of Baron LEFROY, says the Limerick Chronicle, it is stated, will start for the representation of the city of Dublin when a vacancy occurs, with every probability of success. The High Sheriff, William VERNER, Esq., has issued his proclamation for the election of a member for Dungannon. The election is to take place on Friday, at eleven o'clock.
The Evening Post says - "We are enable to state that the Hon. Shapland CAREW, son of Lord Carew, and late M.P. for the County Waterford, will come forward as a candidate at the approaching election for Dungarvan."
Mr. John O'CONNELL has addressed a second letter to all Irish Catholics to petition against penal laws.
The hens of Egypt now lay eggs for the Londoners. Thirteen cases were lately landed at Southampton from Alexandria.
MORE ROBBERIES AT COOTEHILL. In consequence of several daring burglaries and robberies which have been perpetrated in and adjacent to Cootehill, we were induced some three months ago, when noticing them, to append to the article descriptive of same, the following quere: - "What are the police doing?" We are now again coerced to repeat the same question on account of the following additional burglaries and robberies which have occurred in that locality: - On Saturday night, the 8th inst., the shop of Miss CONNELL, grocer, Market-street, was broken into and robbed of a considerable quantity of tea, sugar, bacon, socks, &c., about 12s. in silver and copper (which had been incautiously left in the till.) The burglars effected an entrance through a pane of glass, 11 by 9 inches over the shop door, through which it is supposed they thrust some small-bodied urchin, who handed out the articles enumerated to his more grown and able-bodied confreres, as the door leading from the shop to an inner apartment! , as well as that in the front of the house, had been untouched, and found locked as they had been left when the family retired to rest about 11 o'clock, who heard no noise during the night. It is, therefore, surmised that some artificial means of ingenious device, must have been resorted to, such as applying a paper or cloth, with some adhesive material attached to it, to the glass, to prevent the pieces from falling and making a noise when the pane was forced in. No clue has as yet been discovered to lead to the apprehension of the daring burglars. Some complaints have been made of the constabulary station ed in Cootehill, as it is supposed that had they been more on the alert and less supine, this robbery could not have taken place, at least with impunity, as Miss Connell's house is situate in the most public part of the Main-street of the town. Surely it would not be too much to expect that at least a couple of men should be constantly on patrol during the night, in a town where so large a body of constabulary is stationed, and where so many robberies have been recently perpetrated, to protect the property of the inhabitants.
WHOLESALE ROBBERY. - On the night of Thursday last no less thanatwenty-seven head of fowl, geese, turkeys, hens, and ducks, were stolen from the premises of Wm. CHAMBERS, of Mullabrack, in the county Monaghan, some three-and-a-half miles N.E. of Cootehill, which were found in the possession of the notorious "Tom MAXWELL," Anne FLUKER, Rose M'MAHON, and Bernard MACKAREE, on Friday morning, in the house of Mr. THOMPSON, in Church-street, Cootehill, where they all lodged. When found the heads were severed from the bodies of the fowl, which (the heads) together with of their unplucked pinions, were identified by Launcelot BRADY, Mr. Chamber's servant man. They have been all committed to abide their trial at the ensuing assizes of Cavan.
February 27, 1851
THE PENAL LAWS. - LOUTH. - A requisition has bee numerously signed calling on Lord Bellew to convene a meeting of the Catholic inhabitants of the county Louth on an early day for the purpose of petitioning the legislature to reject the penal measures of the Whig ministry. - Dundalk Democrat.
THE MILITARY ORDERED OUT OF CHAPEL. - On Sunday last, the Catholic soldiers of the 6th depot. Commanded by Captain CRUISE (also a Roman Catholic) stationed in the town, went as usual to hear second mass, which was celebrated by the Rev. Mc. CONNELAN, a curate. When mass was nearly over, the Rev. Mr. Connelan addressed the congregation, stating that a petition against the measure brought in by ministers to prevent papal aggression lay outside the chapel gate for signature, and that the bill had a tendency to crush civil and religious liberty. Immediately a movement was observed amongst the soldiers, for Captain Cruise ordered them to retire forthwith from the chapel, in consequence of the observations made by Mr. Connelan.
C. W. DEAN, late managing clerk of Mr. E. ROBINS, the auctioneer, has been remanded at Bow Street, on a charge of embezzling the sum of £800 received by him on account of sales. Certain securities were found in the possession of the prisoner, who admitted that he had been in the habit of lending money upon them raised by these embezzlements.
ULSTER CAMBRIC FOR THE WORLD'S EXHIBITION. - Among the many ingenious and artistic contributions from Ulster to the Great Industrial Exhibition, not the least surprising is a production from the cambric looms of Mr. George HADDOCK of Warringstown. The inconceivable fineness of this gossamerlike fabric is such, that it is totally impossible to trace a single thread without the aid of a microscope; yet notwithstanding this extraordinary fineness of texture, it feels substantial to the touch. So transparent is the cambric that print of the smallest description of type may be read through it with facility; in fact, it realizes the poetic fancy of Arachne's web. - Northern Whig.
SUPPRESSION OF "SHEBEEN" SHOPS. - A circular has lately emanated from Dublin Castle to the clerks of the several petty sessions in Ireland, directing attention to the suppression of shebeen shops, and pointing out the means of facilitating the conviction of the offenders. There does not exist a social evil of greater magnitude that that now alluded to.
On Saturday, a man got into a railway carriage at Ormshirk without having taken a ticket, and when within sixty yards of his destination he jumped out of the carriage and paid his life for the fraud.
Excerpt from: OLDCASTLE UNION - Friday, February 21.
HOUSE OF LORDS - Friday 21.
The Earl of Bandon presented petitions form places in the county Cork, against Papal aggression, and praying that any measures that might be adopted upon the subject might be extended to Ireland.
The Earl of Erne presented a similar petition from a place in the county of Donegal.
The Earl of Mountcashel presented petitions from Dundalk and other places against Papal aggression.
Earl Nelson presented a petition to the same effect from a parish in Somersetshire.
Lord Campbell moved the second reading of the administration of criminal justice imprisonment bill. He should not then enter into dry explanations of the details of the measure, as he proposed that it should immediately be referred to a select committee.
Lord Brougham expressed his general approval of the measure.
The bill was then read a second time, and was ordered to be referred to a select committee.
Their lordships then adjourned.
OLDCASTLE UNION. - Friday Feb. 21. The Guardians of this union held their usual weekly meeting this day at the board-room.
Thomas BATTERSBY, Esq., in the chair. Other Guardians present - A. O. REILLY, E. ROTHERAM, B. B. WADE, R. H. BATTERSBY, Joseph LYNCH, Andrew NIXON, Js.P.; Edward PLUNKET, W. S. HANNAN, Mathew FARRELLY, John MURRAY, L. E. BATTERSBY, James MORROW, Richard CARROL, Joseph SHERIDAN, William HOGG, Peter BRADY, Patrick LYNCH, Esqs.
The minutes of last meeting were read and signed - the correspondence was also read - there was a letter from the guardians of the South Dublin union, enclosing a petition to be presented to both Houses of Parliament against the abolition of the Vice-royalty, and requesting the board to sign it and have it forwarded for presentation to the county members.
There was a letter from the Anti-Centralisation Committee in Dublin, to the same effect. Both were ordered to be laid on the table to be signed by any guardians who thought proper.
The master's books were next presented to the board all signed by the clerk as correct, except the clothing appropriation book, which is still in status quo.
The relieving officers' books were next disposed of.
The board then proceeded to elect a school-mistress according to advertisement. There were three candidates, Miss ELLIOTT, Miss REILLY, and Miss DRUM.
The candidates were called before the board and examined as to their former employments and qualifications for the situation, to which they answered very satisfactorily.
Miss Elliott and Miss Reilly, being each proposed and seconded, the votes were taken, when there appeared for Miss Elliott, 9; for Miss Reilly, 8; Miss Elliott was accordingly declared elected.
The next business was the consideration of the motions for the day.
In the absence of Mr. R. C. WADE,
Mr. R. B. Wade moved that the amendment proposed by Mr. Plunket and adopted by the board on the 10th of January last, be rescinded, and that the assistant matron be called upon to resign. Mr. Wade said that his only object in moving this amendment was his desire to see efficient and competent officers in every department of the house; but the subject being so often discussed before, he would content himself by putting his motion.
Mr. Rotheram seconded the motion. It being put from the chair a division took place, when there were - for Mr. Wade's amendment, 8; for the original, 9.
The amendment was declared to be lost.
Mr. Plunket then said, that as this vexed question was now settled, he thought they should seriously set to work to eradicate the many evils which had crept into the system of the management of the concerns of this union. Indeed, I'm sure no one will deny that things are sometimes done here, on both sides, more with a desire of gratifying some paltry party feeling than with a desire to protect our own and the ratepayers interests, and at no time more than when an officer is to be appointed or dismissed. It is time that such a system should cease, and not have us continue in the old course of undoing to-day what we did yesterday and doing the same thing to-morrow, just as it suits the convenience of parties to attend. There are reports before you, charging some of your officers with neglect and having certain deficiencies in the stock in their charge. I think those things should not be allowed to drop unnoticed, and that we should investigate the conduct of each of those officers and their adaptability to their situation. Mr. Plunket continued at some length and in a very clear and lucid style to urge his suggestions, which seemed to be unanimously and well received.
Mr. R. H. Battersby supported Mr. Plunket in his remarks, and gave notice that he would move on that day fortnight, that the conduct of the master and assistant matron be investigated according to the suggestions of Mr. Plunket.
Mr. Battersby gave notice of six other motions for the same day.
At this stage of the proceedings, your reporter was reading over the medical officer's report, when
Mr. R. B. Wade remarked, that he thought the reporter had no right whatever to look into any of their books or accounts, and he thought Mr. Murphy should explain why he did so.
Mr. Murphy, in replying said, sir, I am not taken by surprise by the remarks which Mr. Wade has thought proper to address to me, as he has this morning, before the board was fully constituted, administered what I supposed he thought a rebuke, while I was preparing my report from one of the workhouse books. I did not then rely, but let me now assure Mr. Wade, that what I have done I did with the permission of the board; for knowing of what vast and paramount important it is to the ratepayers out of doors, to understand their financial position and their prospects of relief, I thought it my duty to report for publication, as often as I could, the state of the funds, and other matters connected with the workhouse. It is only from the books I could do this, and for this purpose, I, on my first visit here applied to the board for leave to examine all books relating to such accounts, and I obtained permission to do so.
Mr. Wade - I'm not aware of such an application being made.
Mr. Murphy - I am happy to see the gentleman in the room who put the question to the board, perhaps he will satisfy you. Indeed I think such permission ought not to be refused; it is not done by any board of guardians in Ireland where reporters attend. But surely if Mr. Wade or this board wish to keep secret their acts and the accounts of this union, I am perfectly satisfied.
Mr. Plunket - I recollect perfectly that I put the question to the chairman before a full board, if Mr. Murphy, as reporter, would be allowed to have free access to all accounts and correspondence relative to the affairs of this union, and that the chairman very justly said that there could be no objection.
Mr. Wade - I am perfectly satisfied, and I wish to assure Mr. Murphy that it is with no bad feelings to him I have made those remarks. I would be sorry to do so, and in his capacity of reporter, I believe he reports very accurately and very correctly, and I would be always happy to see him here.
The matter dropped here, and the board shortly after adjourned till Friday the 28th instant.
STATE OF THE HOUSE.
Remaining in the workhouse at last report, 1679; admitted since, 14; discharged, 68; total number in the house this day, 1625.
Medical Officer's Report - Remaining in Fever Hospital at last report, 68; admitted since, 47; discharged 44; died, 3.
In the Infirmary at last report, 189; admitted since, 66; discharged, 58; died, 2; total, 195.
At Staple Hay, near Taunton, Somersetshire, aged 91, Maria, relict of the late J. H. COTTINGHAM, Esq.
At Hollywell, the residence of her uncle, the Rev. H. COTTINGHAM, of inflammation in the brain, Anne Frances, eldest daughter of the Late Captain Alexander HASSARD.
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