Published in Cavan, county Cavan
October 2, 1851

THE PACKET STATION. - It has now been semi-officially announced, through the Globe, a Ministerialist organ, that Holyhead has been selected as the station for the Transatlantic Steam-packet service, the port of Liverpool to be no longer retained for that purpose. We had not imagined that this important question could be thus cavalierly deposed of. We were under the impression that Parliament alone could finally decide as to the port selected; and in this belief, we considered the ultimatum of the Commissioners just worth the paper it was written upon, until it was sanctioned by the deliberate voice of the people's representatives. - Belfast News Letter

We have just learned from our Mohill correspondent that on the night of Sunday last, the 21st inst., while two bailiffs, named Edward and Robert DUKE, were employed watching crops seized for county ­­­cess(?), the house they were in, belonging to one James CONROY, who resides at Cloonboney, near Dromod, was forcibly entered by a party of nine or ten men, two of whom were dressed in female apparel, and others armed with pitchforks, &c. After beating the bailiffs in a shocking manner they went away, using the most vehement threats that if they had to come again they would treat them in a worse manner. They then proceeded to the residence of a farmer named William MORAN, residing at Drumhaney, near Mohill, whom they dragged out of bed, and having placed him on his knees, swore him not to retain possession of a farm he had lately taken, and from which another person had been evicted. They then, after beating him and his wife in a most savage manner, and breaking the greater part of their furniture and the glass of their windows, departed. - Leitrim Journal.

INCENDIARY FIRE. - We learn from our Ballinamore correspondent that on Sunday night last some evil disposed person maliciously set fire to a rick of hay belonging to Phillip BRADY of Ballinamore, which was situated in the rere (sic) of his dwelling-house, but fortunately the fire was discovered and extinguished before any serious damage was done. On the same night a stable, the property of Susan BRADY of Ballinamore, was set on fire, but the police patrol having observed it repaired to the spot, and before much damage was done succeeded in subduing the flames. - Ibid. On the night of the 15th inst., a party of persons unknown came to the dwelling of a farmer named George WOODS, residing near Carrigallen, and forcibly carried off his gun which he had a license for keeping. - Ibid.

October 9, 1851


Magistrates present - P. THORNTON, Esq., J.P.; John M'CULLAGH, R.M.; and Robert Clifford, Esq., J.P.; Mr. Thornton presided.

William Armitage MOORE, Esq., the uncle and agent of Lord ANSLEY, and Thomas REILLY, HIS DRIVER, APPEARED TO ANSWER THE COMPLAINT OF Michael CORNEEN (a feeble old man, about eighty years of age), for having set fire to and burned his house, on the 16th instant, and also for assaulting him at the time and place.

Michael Corneen being sworn, stated that on the 16th instant Mr. Moore, Thomas Reilly, and two others whom he did not know, came to his house, when Mr. Moore, with a gun in his hand, gave him one half hour to remove the furniture, and when nearly all was out, and he (the old man) was in the act of loosening a crook out of the chimney, the house was set fire to outside; he escaped out; he saw Mr. Moore throwing some of the sticks that were outside into the fire; Mr. Moore then ordered Reilly to put witness away, when Reilly drove him forcibly from the house and land, where he lived fifty-five years, to an adjoining lake, where Mr. Moore sat in one of the chairs that had been thrown out on the strand, and ordered Reilly to put witness into a cot which lay near the shore, heavily laden with the furniture and sticks; witness resisted, and Reilly pushed him into the water, where he fell against the end of the cot, and received such serious injury that he fears he will never recover, when he fell from Reilly's hands against the cast, Mr. Moore said, "Come away, that is enough."

John and Patrick Corneen, sons of Michael, was sworn, and corrobated (sic) the old man's statement.

Mr. Moore was defended by Mr. ARMSTRONG, solicitor, who delivered a very elaborate statement in his behalf. After a long and patient hearing of the case, the bench granted warrants against Mr. Moore and Reilly, to be tried at the quarter sessions in Cavan. - Correspondent of the Freeman's Journal.

(For reasons which our readers will understand we decline making any remarks at present on the above case. - Ed. A.C.­)

AN UNNATURAL SLANDERER. - Granny WARDER, in making a feeble attempt to throw suspicion on the terrible revelations of Mr. Osborne, sneers at the notion of the Irish landlord being at all in fault, and repeats the miserable slander, born ignorance and malignity, that the root of Irish evils "lies in the Celtic character, and in the sacerdotal influence. The one repels civilization as an enemy - the other, with the aid of Ribbonism, has long usurped the management of the landlords' estates." It is no wonder that strangers who have shown themselves our hereditary enemies, should rail at and belie the Irish, when an Irish Journal is found sufficiently truculent to put for the statement that we have quoted. - Fermanagh Reporter.

The Northern Whig lends some sanction to the report, that it is in contemplation to request Sir James GRAHAM to stand for the representation of Belfast. He is recommended to the electors, as intimately acquainted with commercial interests, as comprehending more than most other living statesmen, what the wants of a manufacturing community are; as pledged to progressive reform; and as a man who has been and may be soon again, a leading adviser of the Crown.

A convict in Durham Gaol has chopped off four of his fingers with an axe, vainly expecting that it would save him from transportation.

Navan Steeple Chase. - We understand, on good authority, that the above Races will come off in the neighbourhood of Navan, in or about the last week in October. The prizes are expected to be of considerable value. And excellent sport is anticipated under the distinguished Stewardship of the Marquis of Conyngham, and the elite of the Sporting Gentlemen of the country. - Evening Herald.

October 16, 1851


October 7, at Queenstown, the lady of Townsend M'DERMOT, Esq., barrister-at-law, of a son.

October 13, in this town, Mrs. Richard ARMSTRONG, of a son.

October 6, at Park House, the lady of Morgan D. O'CONNELL, Esq., M.D., of Kilmallock, county Cork, of a son.

At Mount Florence, near Athlone, the wife of John O'SULLIVAN, Esq., of twin sons.


On the 9th inst. in the second Presbyterian Church, Drum, by the Rev. John H. MORELL, Ballybay, the Rev. James CARSON, of Cavan, to Mary Jane, youngest daughter of the late John WALLACE, Esq., Clover Hill, near Drum.

October 9, in Kilmore Church, by the Right Hon. and Very Rev. Lord Fitzgerald and Vescl. (?), Mr. Christopher MOFFAT, of Prospect to Sydney, eldest daughter of Noble PAGET, Esq., of Farragh House, county Cavan.

October 9, in St. George's Church, Richard Cook, Esq., of Ulverton Cottage, county Dublin, son of the late Capt. COOK, of the Royal Hospital, to Eleanor Frederica, daughter of the late E. C. ALLEN, Esq., of Gardiner's-row.


October 12th at Clontarf, Moutray ERSKINE, Esq., Solicitor, of this town, in the 38th year of his age.

At Redhills, county Cavan, John INGHAM, Esq., Solicitor aged 76 years.

October 10, at Richmond-place, Mountjoy-square, Samuel Wilson HARTE, Esq., A.B., T.C.D.

October 8, at Foxhall, Letterkenny, Daniel CHAMBERS, Esq., J.P. for the county Donegal. October 2, aged 80 years, Mrs. FLEMING, wife of William Fleming, Esq., Bundoran.

October 5, at Nootka Lodge, Carlingford, Hugh MOORE, Esq., J.P.

VACANCY IN THE CHAIR OF DIVINITY AT MAYNOOTH. - The Rev. Dr. O'REILLY, late one of the Professors of Divinity, of the Royal College of Maynooth, has sent in his resignation to the Board of Trustees now sitting in Dublin. The rev. gentleman is about joining the society of Jesuits, and is going through his noviciate at Naples. To

A Mr. Reynolds, of New York, proposes to construct a telegraph communication across the Atlantic at a cost of 3,000,000 dollars. He thinks the plan practicable and safe, and sets forth that the distance between Cape Canso, above Halifax, on the American coast, and the nearest point in Ireland, near Galway, is about 1,600 miles along the banks of Newfoundland, which are known to extend within 160 miles of the coast of Ireland, at an average depth of 800 feet. A line of this length, consisting of four wires, perfectly insulated in gutta percha, of the size proposed would last hundreds of years, as the isulating (sic) substance is indestructible in water, and has a strength almost equal to Iron. Such a line would weigh about 10,000 tons, and would require about 1,500 tons of iron anchors. The cost of everything when in complete working order, would be less than 3,000,000 dollars. Such a line would do more to advance intelligence, true liberty, and the interests of the people, than anything hitherto achieved in the way of "obliterating time and space."

CATHERINE HAYES. - Glorious Catherine is the idol of New York. Her praises as a woman, as well as a singer, are on every tongue. She has won golden opinions from all. You ought to feel proud of your countrywoman. The Irish in America are in ecstasies of delight, and the prices (one dollar for ordinary seats, and two dollars for reserved,) enable the humblest of them to hear "the soul of song" sing the melodies of the Land of Sorrows in such a style as they have never been sung before. In fact she seems, while singing these ballads, to be the personification of Ireland herself, so exquisitely plaintive, so full of feeling, so pathetic, so rich in melody are her strains. The paper most enthusiastic about her is the New York Herald, which will not admit a fault at all, and sets her far above Jenny Lind; and there can be no doubt that in pathos and expression she does excel the Swedish Nightingale. Whether she soars above her in brilliancy of execution, particularly in the higher notes, is another question. In the lower notes Catherine has the advantage; for in these Jenny Lind is defective - in Miss Hayes they are of a first quality. Some of the other papers, particularly the Tribune, seems to give the palm to Jenny Lind on the whole.

ATTACK ON A PROCESS SERVER. - On Wednesday last John M'CLERNAN, a process server, whilst engaged serving civil bills for rent due Walter M'Geogh BOND, Esq., at Cashell, near Forkhill, in this county, was attached by a party of men dressed in woman's clothes, who took from him all the civil bills in his possession, and the original of several which had been served, beat and abused him most unmercifully, fractured his left, and left him in a very dangerous state. M'Clernan is a well conducted, inoffensive man. - Armagh Guaridan.

MURDER IN CORK. - Last night (Thursday) a policeman of the Passage Railway Company found the body of a woman lying behind the church at Passage, quite lifeless. On examining the body it was found that the death of the woman was caused by a fearful stab in the throat, dividing the jugular vein completely. The woman was known to be of immoral character, and had been seen going down to Passage in the seven o'clock train. Her name was not known. From the nature of the wound it is thought that death must have been instantaneous. A sailor belonging to a Greek vessel has, we understand, been arrested on suspicion. - Cork Examiner. The London journals announce the death of Mr. Alexander LEE, so long known in London and Dublin as one of the sweetest and best song composers of the day. fill the vacancy at Maynooth, a concursus or public examination will be held, open to all who present themselves.

October 23, 1851


October 18, at Stranorlar, county Donegal, the lady of Andrew MILLAR, Esq., of a daughter.

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. - On Thursday evening last, George Thomas HINDS, Esq., who had been staying with his brother, Dr. Hinds, of Deramfield, took up a gun which had been carelessly left in the dining-room, and in a playful manner presented the butt end at Mr. BAKER, of Ashgrove, who had also been a guest of Doctor Hinds. The latter gentleman in endeavouring to put aside the gun, which unfortunately was loaded, it went off, the contents passing through the abdomen of the unfortunate young gentleman, and causing instantaneous death. His remains were interred in the family vault at Killeshandra on Saturday evening. We understand no blame has been attached to Mr. Baker, the occurrence being purely accidental.

October 30, 1851


On 25th ultimo, at Dundas, Canada West, Mrs. Thomas HOWE, (formerly of this place) of a daughter.

Oct. 26, at Groomsport House, county Down, the lady of Robert Pereval MAXWELL, Esq., of a daughter.


Thursday 23rd, at St. Peter's church, Dublin, by the Rev. Maurice DAY, John RICHARDSON, Esq., of Baggot street, eldest son of the Rev. John Richardson of Summerhill, Co. Fermanagh, to Maryanne eldest daughter of William ERENCH, Esq., of Clooniquin, Co. Roscommon.

Oct 27, in St. Mary's, Donnybrook, by the Rev. J. S. GILMORE, Charles Richard WILLIAMS, Esq., to Maryanne CRANFIELD, eldest daughter of Richard Cranfield, Esq.

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