Published in Cavan, county Cavan
September 4, 1851

AGRARIAN OUTRAGE AND ATTEMPT TO MURDER.--At six o'clock on the morning Sunday the 17th ult., an armed party, consisting of five persons, attacked the dewlling-house of Daniel Reilly, situate in the townland of Glasscarrick, near the village of Ballingah, in this county, and after breaking the door and effecting an entrance in to the house one of them fired at, and wounded Reilly so severely, as to seriously endanger his life. This outrage was perpetuated upon him by these lawless ruffians, who are supposed to be Ribbonmen or Mollymaguires, on account of his recently taken a farm out of which the farmer was evicted. The Lords Justices have issued a proclamation which has been posted up throughout the county, offering a reward of £80 for the apprehension and conviction of the perpetrators of this outrage. John M'Cullagh, Esq, R.M., stationed at Arva, and the constabularly of the district are using the most strenuous exertions to discover the delinquents and render them accountable to Justice.

September 11, 1851


Thursday, Sept. 4, 1851

In our last impression we merely noticed an investigation which took place at the above sessions on Thursday last, between Head-constable ALLEN and James SMITH of Ballinagh, with a promise that we would give a full report of the transaction this week.

Magistrates present--John M'CULLAGH, R.M., Wm. SMITH, and ________L'ESTRANGE. Mr. COCHRANE, solicitor, Ballyconnell, appeared for the complainant and Mr. Mathew TULLY, solicitor, Cavan, for the defendant. Summonses were granted on both sides for cause and cross cause.

A short discussion here took place between the legal gentlemen on both sides as to which should have precedence of hearing, when the bench ruled that the complainant, Mr. SMITH should, according to the court book, be first heard, as his summons was entered before the other.

Mr. COCHRANE addressed the court for the complainant, stating that the constable acted illegally in arresting his client, inasmuch as he was ignorant of the assault that M'CABE had received. The law does not give a policeman the power to arrest a person upon the charge or representation of another unless in a case where a grievous bodily assault has been committed, and a reasonable charge made. Then a constable can instantly proceed and arrest the person so charged. But it is unlawful for a constable in the absence of such an assault to arrest or cause to be arrested my client, upon the vague charge of M'CABE, and drag him five or six miles to a magistrate. It was the duty of the constable to bring him before the nearest magistrate in the neighbourhood. This was not done, for some reason or another best known to the police. No; two magistrates, Mr. SMITH and Mr. L'ESTRANGE are passed by, and my client was brought all the way to and from Arva, after being kept twelve hours in a lock-up, upon the misrepresentation of M'CABE, and the illegal arrest of the constable.

Mr. SMITH.--I was in Dublin at the time.

Mr. Cochrane--But the magistrates of Cavan were not. Mr. L'Estrange was not. I can understand a constable arresting a person when, as the law describes, a grievous bodily harm or injury has been inflicted, but I am at a loss in the present instance to know where the bodily harm has been inflicted, or what reason the constable had to seize and abuse my client in the manner he did. There is something more in the matter than the abuse M'CABE received, which I refrain from mentioning, and if there was not, I will venture to say, the constable would not have taken such, as I must say, ill-judged steps in the matter. SMITH was cleaning oats in the market-house for his master, when M'CABE, which he admits, when M'CABE set off and told the head-constable of the treatment he got from my client, who immediately came down to the market-house, and asking M'CABE who abused him, rushed at SMITH, and knocked him down, and drew his dagger and struck him several times on the knuckles. Was this an illegal or legal arrest? My client refused to go, stating that if he had done any thing that was wrong, let him be summoned, and he would be accountable before the magistrates. This was refused. He was dragged in a most unmerciful manner to the barrack, almost choked by the hold the policeman had of his cravat. In the barrack he was also unmercifully treated by the constable who threw him at the door with his head hanging out, saying, "we will give you enough of it, my boy." Is this conduct which the law of the land tolerates? Surely not. If we were all to be arrested on stories told behind our back, I say none of us would be safe. The law has made a wise provision on the matter.....

James SMITH sworn and examined by Mr. Cochrane--I was winnowing oats for my master (Mr. BAXTER) in the market-house on the evening of the occurrence mentioned; and Terence M'CABE was there also; M'CABE called me an "Indian Boar," and I struck him for saying so; he immediately went off and told the head-constable, who came back with him and seized me, and gave me a couple of shakes; I asked him what I had done; he answered and said "you must come to the barracks with me;" to which I replied, "I'll not; if I have done anything, summon me, and I will be amenable to the law; I resisted and took hold of the pillars; he caught me by the hair of the head and cravat, and knocked my head several times against the wall; I still had hold of the beam till he called Richard BENSON, a constable; I was then brought by force, and on going out the market-house caught the gate and refused to let out my hold till the head-constable struck me with the dagger and broke it; a policeman named M'MAHON also assisted him; my brother was also present at the time; I said I would go with Mr. Willy POLLOCK and my brother to the barrack, when M'MAHON knocked me down with a hand and foot; I was about going with my brother when I was treated that way; the police heard me said I would go with them according to my brother's advice; the head-constable had his knee in my belly while I was on the ground and another policeman at my head; I was then dragged on and threw inside in the barrack on my mouth and nose, where I remained for some time calling for the doctor or priest, for I though I was dying; I was ill four or five days from the ill treatment I got; M'MAHON and the head-constable took me out into the kitchen where they both assaulted me; I was kept in the black-hole from seven o'clock in the evening till liberated by Mr. M'CULLAGH at Arva next day; I never struck the head-constable.

Cross-examined by Mr. TULLY...

[Witnesses examined and cross-examined: John CONACHTY, who was at the market-house; Michael SMITH, brother to complainant; Phil BAXTER, Smith's employer; Willy POLLOCK; John BURNS; Hugh FITZPATRICKf]

The Head-constable was first examined, and gave a very lengthened detail of the case contradicting almost every word sworn on the opposite side. He admitted he drew the dagger when it became absolutely necessary for him to do so. It was positively sworn that the complainant received no ill-treatment or violence beyond what was necessary to bring him to the barracks; and that in the barracks he never received a blow or the slightest injury. The latter part of the head-constable's evidence was corroborated by Bridge MAGAHARAN, who is a servant in the barrack, with this addition, that SMITH acted very violently in the barrack, and was so drunk that when she gave him a bowl of water that he could not lift it to his mouth without spilling it, and that he used very abusive language to the police, specially to constable M'NAMARA.. She concluded her evidence by stating she never saw him get a blow in the barracks....

Mr. SMITH, chairman, summed up the evidence at length, and concluded by stating his opinion to be that the arrest was illegal, and that policemen ought to act very cautiously with civilians.

Mr. M'CULLAGH followed Mr. SMITH, and spoke at considerable length on the merits of the case, carefully analyzing every portion of the evidence as he went along. Mr. M'CULLAGH and Mr. L'ESTRANGE were of opinion that the head constable was justified in what he did and denounced SMITH as a nuisance to society and a disturber of the peace. Mr. M'CULLAGH, in concluding stated that he feared this was a got up affair to a great extent by some smothered agent who at present lay concealed. Mr. M'CULLAGH spoke very warmly on the underworking exhibited in this case.

The court then adjourned.

A case of considerable importance to emigration agents and others, and also disclosing a new feature in Transatlantic legislation, came before the magistrates for decision at Liverpool, on Monday morning. The facts are briefly as follow:--"A lady named BYRNE, with an infant and servant, were entered as passengers by the ship Ashburton to New York. Mrs. BYRNE, it appears, is a widow, and blind of one eye, and; after the party had gone on board, they were objected to by the captain, who alleged that a recent act, passed by the Congress of New York, prohibited him taking out such persons, under a heavy penalty. The act renders the captains of vessels responsible for the maintenance of persons landed in New York, who are either 'lunatic, idiot, deaf, dumb, blind, infirm, maimed, above the age of 60, under the age of 13, or women without husbands, having families.' The captain of the Ashburton having received a copy of the act before the sailing of the vessel on Friday week, refused to take Mrs. BYRNE and her child, and hence arose an application, under the Passenger Act, to recover the amount of passage money, and, compensation for breach of the contract. Mr. ASPINALL, the barrister, who appeared on behalf of the emigration agent, Mr. SAUL, contended that his client had accepted the complainants as passengers in ignorance of the act, and said that offers had been made to convey Mrs. BYRNE, her child, and servant to New York, via Philadelphia, and also to pay the expenses they had been at in consequence of the delay. They were still willing to do. However, the solicitor for Mrs. BYRNE objected to this mode of settlement, and pressed the magistrates for a decision. Mr. MANSFIELD, therefore, decided that the passage-money must be returned, together with a shilling a day each for Mrs. BYRNE and her servant since the ship sailed, and 10l. compensation. The case excited great interest, being the first of the kind brought before the court.'

ON TUESDAY, the 16th DAY of SEPTEMBER, 1851
at the Hour of TWO O'CLOCK, P.M.

THE following Townlands, situate in the Parish of Crosserlough, and COUNTY OF CAVAN, Viz:--

Lot No. 1. The Townland of DRUMAKINNOW, held in Fee, containing 124a. 0r. 36p., Irish Plantation Measure, equal to 201a. 0r. 36r., Statute Measure.

Lot No. 2. The townland of DRUMINISKILLEN, held in Fee, containing 100a. 1r. 6p., Irish Plantation Measure, equal to 162a. 1r. 32p.

Denomination Tenants' Names Date
and Description
of Lease
Extent of
each Farm    
Amount of
      A R P £ S D
Drumskinnow Thomas SMITH

Yearly Tenant

18 1 36 21 6 6
" Edward CUMASKEY " 6 2 1 8 6 6
" Edward GALLIGAN " 7 2 32 11 3 10
" Bartle GALLIGAN " 5 2 20 7 18 10
" Mathew COILE " 5 2 28 8 3 8
" John SMITH " 7 2 24 10 3 2
" Terence SMITH " 7 0 37 10 3 2
" Anne GALLIGAN and Sons " 14 0 5 20 9 8
" Owen SMITH " 17 1 31 23 17 2
" Mathew and Wm Jno CUMASKEY " 10 2 12 14 6 4
" John REILLY " 7 2 30 10 3 6
" Mary GALLIGAN, " 14 0 14 17 4 5
  Portion of River,   1 1 16 0 0 0
Lot No. 2                
Drumiiniskillen Michael and Thomas BRIODY Lease 1 Life or
21 years from
1st Nov. 1846
8 3 22 10 8 0
" Thomas BRIODY ditto 4 0 0 4 13 0
" Phillip BRIODY ditto 9 2 9 12 11 0
" Patrick BRIODY ditto 11 1 16 14 19 0
" James BRIODY ditto 7 3 35 11 14 2
" Terence REILLY ditto 9 0 32 15 10 0
" Patt DONOHOO, jun. ditto 3 1 32 4 10 0
" James DONOHOO, jun. ditto 4 3 20 6 18 0
" John M'KEON ditto 3 1 4 4 10 0
" Patt & Michael DONOHOO ditto 19 0 12 25 6 0
" James DONOHOO ditto 5 0 20 6 12 0
" Mary REILLY (Widow) ditto 5 0 24 6 4 0
  Bog   8 0 18 0 0 0
  River   1 1 2 0 0 0


In London, on the 2d instant, the wife of Michael TEEVAN, Esq., Surgeon, of a daughter.

In Wesley-street, Cavan, a few days since, Mrs. John M'CABE, of a son.

Sept. 6, at the residence of her father, 3, Marlborough Terrace, Kensington, the lady of William GREENE, Esq., C.E., of a son.

Sept. 5, at Upper Leeson-street, Dublin, Mrs. Joseph Farran DARLEY, of a daughter.


Sept. 4, in St. Thomas's Church, Dublin, Thomas BARNEWELL, late Captain in the 38th Foot, to Catherine M'DERMOTT, of Dublin, grand-niece of Major-General SHORTALL, Royal-Artillery, deceased.

Sept. 6, in St. George's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. George ALKER (cousin to the bride), William MANIFOLD, Esq., to Eliza Maria, daughter of Thomas CLARENDON, Esq., of Fewtown, in the county of Meath, and Margaret-place, in this city.

June 28, at Landour, N.W. provinces, Bengal, by the Rev. M. J. JENNING, Captain Dudley Clarges HILL, H.M., 75th Regiment, to Emma Georgina, youngest daughter of the late Lieutenant-General J. ROSS, C.B.


On Saturday, the 6th Sept. instant, the remains of James HAVERTY, Esq., were intered in Glasnevin Cemetery. The deceased was for six years parliamentary reporter on the "Morning Chronicle"; previous to that he was connected with the "Freeman's Journal." His life was pure, stainless, and unobtrusive, and his death is much regretted by his friends.

Sept. 8, at the Ursuline Convent, Waterford, Miss Eliza M'Carthy SHEIL, sister of the late Right Hon. Richard Lalor SHEIL, and of the Superioress of that Convent.

March 23, at Van Diemeu's Land, Thomas ANSTEY, Esq., father of T. C. ANSTEY, Esq., M.P., for Youghal, aged 71 years.

Sept. 3, at Ramsgate, aged seventy-eight years, Lieutenant-Colonel Turliff BOGER, K.H., late of the Royal Artillery.

The Rev. Thomas TIERNEY, one of the Roman Catholic clergymen included in the monster repeal indictment of 1843, has just died, at the advanced age of 72. Mr. TIERNEY was a near relation of M'MANUS, the escaped convict.

September 18, 1851

The local gentry and inhabitants of the district in which the murder of Mr. Edward WHITE was perpetrated have entered into subscriptions, amounting to nearly 500l., for the purpose of offering a reward for the discovery of the murderers. The Rev. M. NOLAN, P.P., of Abbeyleix [Queen's County], who attended the meeting at which the subscription was opened, pledged himself in the most solemn manner that he and other Roman Catholic clergy of the locality would co-operate in every manner in their power to bring the guilty party to justice.


Friday, 12th September, 1851

Magistrates on the bench--P. C. HOWLEY and James BASHFORD, Esqr.

Several cases of trespass on the public roads by cattle belonging to farmers adjoining them, and fines of 1s. per head; in almost every instance were inflicted.

A man named REILLY, a car-owner and driver, was fined in the mitigated penalty of 1s. for carrying five persons on an outside car, contrary to the law in such cases, together with 1s. 6d. costs, and was cautioned by the Bench that if he again offended against the law in a similar manner, he might not expect to be so leniently dealt with.

A Mrs. WOODS was subsequently charged with keeping a "shebeen" house, and a man named Pat DUFFY was sworn and examined for the prosecution. DUFFY deposed that he was in WOOD's house on the night laid in the charge, and that he drank spirits in the house but did not pay for it. The whiskey was bought in Dundalk, and it was purchased for the purpose of treating a young woman, to whom witness was desirous of paying his addresses as a sweetheart. He never drank any whiskey in the house that he paid for or gave any value for.

Rose KEENAN (for whose especial use the whiskey had been procured) was sworn and examined. She was at the drinking of the whiskey, but does not know where it was got.

It eventually appeared to the magistrates that the whole affair was no more than a courting match, and they, therefore, with very becoming gallantry dismissed the case. The accused could speak no other language than the vernacular, in which she strongly denied to the no little astonishment of the court, who appeared to understand her vindication of her innocence of any transgression of the revenue or excise laws just as much as the writer hereof does the Syro-chahlaic language, that she had ever been guilty of any such transgression of the law as that imputed to her.

Philip GARGAN was fined in 4s. 0d., together with 1s. 0d. cost for being drunk on the previous day, or in default of payment to be imprisoned for forty-eight hours. He pleaded his defence, that he only met with a friend, along with whom he took a glass or two, and that he was perfectly peaceable and sensible, but the bench was inexorable--the sentence of the court must be carried into effect!

The next case gone into was that of Mary DUFFY against Sylvester RAFFERTY, Daniel O'NEILL, and Bridget RAFFERTY.

Mary DUFFY having been sworn, deposed that Daniel O'NEILL struck her with a stone, and that Sylvester RAFFERTY told him that he was at his back and not to spare her. Sylvester RAFFERTY did not strike her, but Daniel O'NEILL struck her, and Biddy RAFFERTY spit upon her.

The evidence of Francis MAGUIRE was subsequently heard, who swore that he did not see her struck or spat upon.

The bench thought otherwise, and fined O'NEILL and Biddy RAFFERTY in 10s. each, and, in default of payment to be imprisoned for a fortnight each.

The next case of public interest called upon was that of Francis M'MAHON, Esq., P.L.G., and hotel keeper, Carrickmacross against Patrick MURPHY, a servant of John James CASSIDY, Esq., also a hotel keeper in Carrickmacross.

Charles M'MAHON, Esq., solicitor, Dundalk, appeared for complainant, and _____SWANZY, Esq., solicitor for the defendant.

There was also a summons served at the suit of Mr. Bernard MAGUIRE, of Mr. M'MAHON's establishment for an assault and improper language, &c., &c., used towards him by Pat MURPHY of Mr. CASSIDY's establishment. There was, too, a cross-case at the suit of MURPHY against James WARD, a servant in the employment of Mr. M'MAHON as a car-driver.

Mr. Charles M'MAHON, solicitor, in opening the proceedings, observed that they (we) had two complaints before the court, but as they were not fond of litigation, and as the establishing of one of their charges would serve the end they had in view--that of suppressing irregular and improper conduct at a certain establishment at Carrickmacross--they would withdraw Mr. M'Mahon's charge against Murphy, and would only proceed against Murphy on the complaint preferred by Bernard MAGUIRE.

Bernard MAGUIRE sworn--Remembers the night of the noise at Mr. M'Mahon's hotel. It was about the 2nd of September, and he thinks it was a Tuesday.......This man (Murphy) came up to his master's (Mr. M'Mahon's) door just as his car came up. He (Murphy) was shouting aloud, and he said, in reference to Mr. M'Mahon's hotel, that it was dishonest, and that anyone calling there would be robbed. He (Murphy) called Mr. M'Mahon (the language sworn to have been used by Murphy was not only unjustifiable but unfit for publication. Calling senseless and unmerited nicknames never serves any just cause.) He (Murphy) also said of witness when he appeared at Mr. M'Mahon's door--there's the robber and the pickpocket.....

Charles M'KENNA sworn--Remembers the evening Murphy came up to Mr. M'Mahon's hotel, and that he called Mr. M'Mahon bad names. He told the people at the same time on the car, not to go there or they would be robbed. In answer to Mr. Swanzy he did not hear him use the word pickpocket, he did not hear him make use of any abusive language toward Bernard MAGUIRE.

James CROZIER sworn--Was present the evening Murphy came up to Mr. M'Mahon's and heard him tell the ladies and gentlemen on the car, not to go into Mr. M'Mahon's hotel or they would be robbed, heard Murphy say that Bernard Maguire slept in Mr. John Maguire's and that he robbed a priest of 15s. there.

Mr. Maguire's case closed here.

James CARROLAN sworn for the defence, and examined by Mr. Swanzy--Remembers the evening Murphy went up to Mr. M'Mahon's hotel. He did not see Maguire at the door at the time. He recollects Murphy going up and asking if there were any ladies or gentlemen for Mr. Cassidy's hotel there. He was peaceable and quiet.

Mr. M'Mahon, solicitor, in reply to evidence would put it to the bench if the language sworn to have been used by Murphy was not calculated to provoke a breach of the peace. He admitted the right of Mr. Cassidy's servants to go to Mr. M'Mahon's hotel where the mail car stops, and solicit customers for their master; but he positively denied that they were justified in going to Mr. M'Mahon's hotel, to solicit the custom of travellers who were conveyed by Mr. M'Mahon's own car; in fact by what he might term Mr. M'Mahon's own private car.....

After deliberating the bench decided that Murphy should be fined 6d. and that he should procure bail to the amount of £10 to keep the peace towards her Majesty's subjects for one year.

The case of Pat MURPHY against James WARD was next gone into. [Transcriber's note: Essentially the same case. Witnesses: James CARROLAN, James CROZIER, Henry MEE, Charles M'KENNA, Mr. Nicholson, Head-constable.]

The case was dismissed. The court in dismissing the case expressed their opinion that hotel keepers had a right to send their servants to places where the public cars coming into town stopped, and solicit for their masters....

The next called was that of Henry CHITTICK, constable, against James M'CABE, for having in his possession an unlicensed gun in a proclaimed district.

Charles M'MAHON, Esq., solicitor, Dundalk, appeared for the defence, and the prosecution was conducted by Head-Constable NICHOLSON.

Henry CHITTICK sworn and examined by Mr. NICHOLSON. After the oath had been tendered to witness, Mr. M'Mahon said that he appeared on the part of M'Cabe, and he called upon the constabulary to prove that they were now in a proclaimed district, and that it was unlawful or injurious to keep a gun in these peaceable times. To enable the constabulary to produce the required proofs in court the case was laid over for some time. On resuming it Head-constable Nicholson produced the Dublin GAZETTE, in which a proclamation proclaiming the district was published. The court having been satisfied that the district was proclaimed, the evidence of Constable CHITTICK was gone into. He remembers the first of this month, and found a gun with James M'Cabe. He (M'Cabe) said his father bought the gun from another person who had it licensed.

In answer to Mr. M'Mahon, witness said James M'Cabe lives where the gun was found, but the house might be John M'Cabe's. James M'Cabe's mother lives there. He will not swear James M'Cabe is the owner of the house. Witness asked James M'Cabe if the gun was his, and he said it was his father's gun. He did not ask him if the house was his. There was a woman there and she said James M'Cabe was her son.

Mr. M'Mahon....argued that there had been no case proved against his client, the gun was not proven to be his property, nor was the house in which the gun was seized proven to belong to him; and added that, besides, it was quite unnecessary to institute such proceedings in such peaceable times. He produced a license for keeping the gun, granted to John M'Cabe. The gun was subsequently bought from John M'Cabe by James M'Cabe's father, who is now dead, and there is no proof to show that his client ever possessed or claimed the gun to be his property. The probability was that the gun belonged to his mother who owned the house in which it was discovered, and under these circumstances he hoped their worships would dismiss the case....

The case was dismissed, and such dismissals are much better calculated to produce submission to the law than convictions obtained under arbitrary and oppressive enactments are to uphold it. The gun was forfeited to the crown, but it is thought it will be restored on application to the Lord Lieutenant.

After a few other cases had been disposed of the court adjourned.


On the 15th inst., at Beggar's Bush, the lady of Pierce Butler TALBOT, Esq., of a son.

Sept. 10, the Viscountess NEVILLE, of a daughter.

September 10, at Brandrum House, county of Monaghan, the lady of Thomas COOTE, Esq., D.L., of a son.


On the 15th inst., at the Catholic Church, Booterstown, by the Rev. John ENNIS, D.D., P.P., Stephen Berkely STAFFORD, of Ballymore House, in the county of Wexford, Esq., to Susan, eldest daughter of James GERNON, of Athcane Castle, county Meath, and Dawson-court, Booterstown, Esq., J.P.

Sept. 11, at St. Anne's Church, by the Venerable Marcus Jervais BERESFORD, Archdeacon of Ardagh, and afterwards at Westland-row, by the Rev. D. QUINN, Edmond William O'MAHONY, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, to Grace, daughter of the late Colonel L'ESTRANGE, of Moystown, in the King's County, and niece to the late General L'ESTRANGE.

Sept. 11, at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. T. V. FOSBERRY, M.A., John STANFORD, Esq., to Mary, daughter of William HENN, Esq., Master in Chancery.


Sept. 10, at Cloghan, county Fermanagh, J. W. B. LATIMER, Esq., aged 58 years.

At her residence, North Great George's-street, on Sunday morning last, Catherine, daughter of the late James KING, Esq., of Knockballymore, county of Fermanagh, and first cousin to the Earl of Erne; beloved by her family and friends, greatly regarded and respected by every one who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, she died in peace, trusting through the merits of her merciful Saviour to awaken to a happy and joyful resurrection.

At Dresden, on the 2d inst., Edward REYNOLD, Esq., late Captain of the Royal Engineers.

FORGERY AND EMBEZZLEMENT.--On Wednesday the 10th instant, a young man named PIKE, who for some months past has been employed in the office of John E. VERNON, Esq., J.P., Bingfield, Cavan, as clerk, absconded on the evening of the above day, having forged the foregoing gentleman's name to a bill for the sum of 35l., which he succeeded in getting cashed at the Provincial Bank in this town, together with another bill for a similar amount cashed by Mr. M. LOUGH, merchant in this town. PIKE proceeded to Granard that evening via Mullingar to Liverpool, where he succeeded in getting on board a ship about to sail for America by the next morning tide. Philip O'DONNELL, Esq., cashier of the bank, arrested him at 11 o'clock on Friday night last, on board the packet which was to sail next morning. Sergeant M'CURDY, of this town, who was also in pursuit, arrived in Liverpool ten hours after he had been arrested. He was fully committed to gaol on Tuesday last to stand his trial at the next assizes.

AGRARIAN DISPUTE--A MAN SHOT.--Yesterday (Friday) a dispute occurred between two brothers-in-law, in the neighbourhood of Keady, concerning a piece of bog in the possession of one of the parties, who had planted potatoes therein. The other party, named M'ADAM, had gone to show his claims, and was either digging or about to dig the potatoes when he was shot by M'ARDLE who was in possession, and it is feared, mortally wounded. M'ARDLE was soon after taken into custody by the police.--Armagh Guardian.

September 25, 1851


(From the Morning Herald)

Lord John CHICHESTR, at present M.P. for Belfast and Mr. George MACARTNEY, of Lisanam Castle, will be candidates for the county Antrim at the next election, on Protectionist principles.

The Earl of Belfast and Sir James Emerson TENNENT will offer themselves as candidates for Belfast at the next election.

Mr. HUMPHREYS of Ballyhaise House, will, we understand, be invited to oppose the return of Sir John YOUNG, for the county of CAVAN.

Mr. KEOGH will, we understand, be opposed by Mr. NORTON (late Chief Justice of Newfoundland) in the borough of Athlone, of which place the latter gentleman is a native. Both are Roman Catholics and Free Traders; but the present member is devoted to the Pope--Mr. NORTON acknowledges in precedence her Majesty the Queen. Mr. KEOGH is tolerably certain of the suffrages of some Popish constituency.

Mr. BEATTY of Capel-street has projected a company for the purpose of employing electro-magnetism as a mechanical agent to supersede the use of steam in navigation, railroads, and all the other important purposes to which steam is applied as a locomotive or manufacturing agent.

ULSTER BANKING COMPANY.--A branch of this company has been opened in the town of Donegal under the management of John JACKSON, Esq.

A LIST of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons seeking Excise Licenses for the Sale of Beer, Spirits, & be heard and enquired into at COOTEHILL, on Thursday, the 9th day of October next, immediately after the Grand Jury is sworn.

No.   Name   Residence   Barony
1.   BYRNE, Patrick   Drumhurt    
2.   COCHRANE, Adam   Virginia   Castleraghan
3.   COONEY, Patrick   Bailieborough   Clonkee
4.   DILLON, John   Muff   Tullygarvey
5.   KELLY, John   Cootehill   do.
6.   KING, Thomas   Monaghanoose   Clonkee
7.   LYNCH, Peter   Shercock   do.
8.   MARKEY, Bernard   Cootehill   Tullygarvey
9.   M'ENROE, Charles   Bailieborough   Clonkee
10.   MOORE, George   do.   do.
11.   SINCLAIR, Anne   Kingscourt   do.
12.   SMITH, Philip   Bailieborough   do.

Clerk of Peace, County Cavan
Cavan, Sept. 18, 1851

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