Published in Cavan, county Cavan
June 3, 1852
SUMMER ASSIZES - 1852
The following is a list of the respective circuits which the judges have fixed upon to take at the ensusing Summer Assizes:-
North-East - The Right Hon. the Lord Chief Justice; the Right Hon. Baron GREENE.
Home - The Right Hon. the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Please; the Hon. Judge BALL.
North-West - The Right Hon. the Lord Chief Baron; the Hon. Judge TORRENS.
Leinster - The Hon. Baron PENNEFATHER; the Right Hon. Judge MOORE.
Connaught - The Hon. Judge PERRIN; Mr. Sergeant HOWLEY.
Munster - The Hon. Judge CRAMPTON; the Hon. Judge JACKSON.
MAYO MINES. - Notwithstanding, the mania for everything foreign, we repeat our oft-reiterated statement, that the most valuable metals and marbles are within the reach of human labour in our mountains. This is no idle boast - it is a statement founded on the investigation of an eminent chemist. We frequently informed our readers, that in the neighbourhood of this town, Mr. John ATKINSON has detected the presence of copper, tin, and other valuable ores, all of which he has tested by chemical analysis, and found them to contain an unusual proportion of the several metals. We may enumerate, for the information of the dubious, that in the mountains of Burren, within four miles of Castlebar, are to be found, in the quartz formation, copper, tin, pyrites, and manganese; in Pontoon range of mountains, including Raheenbar, copper, pyrites, iron, tin, lead, as also semi-metals, as cobalt, manganese, bismuth, and antimony; and in both ranges specimens of beautiful black and ! variegated marble, capable of the highest polish. All of these have been proved by experiment to exist in these ranges; and specimens of each may be seen at Dr Atkinson's establishment. We have also learned from an eminent engineer, that in the quartz formation in some of the latter mountains rich auriferous veins are to be found. - Mayo Constitution.
ALLEGED INTERFERENCE IN ELECTION MATTERS. - A statement has been published in a Belfast paper, and also in a Dublin contemporary, which is indeed passing strange; though in the face of it, it bears marks calculated to throw discredit on the story. It is represented that while Major-General THOMAS, who has succeeded Major-General BAINBRIDGE in the military command of the district, was reviewing a company of pensioners, in Enniskillen, on Wednesday last, he urged such of the men as had votes to give them to Mr. WHITESIDE, or other nominee of Lord ENNISKILLEN, at the next election. One of the pensioners, named M'KINLEY said he had not been treated by Colonel COLE as he had a right to expect; and as he had voted for Mr. COLLUM before, he would do so again. It is then stated that Major-General Thomas told him that such an act would be discreditable to an old Enniskillener; and Captain BEAUFOY (commander of the company), Col. Cole and others, set upon him that he was obliged to promise he would vote as requested. The account in the Belfast paper says Major-General Thomas "shook his fist at M'Kinley; telling him, at the same time, he was a disgrace to the name of Enniskillener, and to the body which he belonged. This is no doubt, an exaggeration, or probably a perversion of the facts; for, we could not believe an officer of such experience could so far forget the respect due to his position as to suffer himself to be so betrayed. We thus give the substance of the published statements, as no doubt the matter will come before the public, on a future occasion.
On the 20th May, Co. of Londonderry, by the Rev. N. BROWN, the Rev. Thomas MEHARREY, to Georgina, second daughter of the late Andrew NIXON, Esq., Barrister-at-law, &c., Lurgan Lodge, County of Cavan.
APPREHENSION OF THE MAN WHO SHOT LEONARD--Constable FARMER, of the Ballinagh police, county Cavan, has apprehended Pat REILLY, servant of a person named DUNNE, and he has been identified by LEONARD, as the person who shot him. REILLY is in Enniskillen jail.--Fermanagh Reporter.
June 10, 1852
June 5, at Athy, the lady of Hugh HAWKSHAW, Esq., County Inspector, of a son.
June 3, at Gowlands, the lady of John Forans (?), Esq., of a son.
June 2, in Grosvenor-street, London, Lady Edward Fitzalan HOWARD, of a son.
June 3, at Edinborgh, by the Right Rev. Bishop TERROT, Robert WHITE, Esq., Writer to the Signet, to Anne, daughter of the late Thomas MacMILLAN FOGO, Esq., M.D., Senior Surgeon, Royal Artillery.
May 27, by the Rev. P. HANATTY, M.G. VERDON, Esq., M.D., Drogheda, to Mary Josephine, daughter of John CRONIN, Esq., Comptroller of her Majesty's Customs at Drogheda.
On the 8th inst., at his residence Clonloskin, Mr. Edward GILROY, father of the Rev. P. Gilroy, C.C., Belturbet.
On the the inst., in Belturbet, Mrs. FITZPATRICK, wife of Mr. Bernard Fitzpatrick, victualer of that town.
On the 22nd May, at his residence, Kells, in the 64th year of his age, William LORD, Sergeant-Major on the Staff of the Royal Meath Militia - a Regiment in which the deceased had served for the long period of 46 years, the latter 19 as Sergeant-Major; and for 20 years discharged the arduous duties of under-agent to the Marquis of Headfort. Through life he bore the character of an honest man, and died much regretted, leaving large family to deplore his loss.
June 6, at Athboy, aged 25 (?), of fever subsequent to the birth of twins, Jane, the beloved wife of R. M'DERMOTT, Esq., Surgeon and daughter of Frederick STOCK, Esq., of Ballins.
June 7, at Dartry, Rathmines, the infant daughter of Thos. DRURY, Esq. May 2, on his way home (where he had been ordered for change of air) from Do____ (?), James POWER, Esq., of Cole Hill, county of Longford He is regretted by every one who knew him.
CAVAN CORPORATION. - The Town Commissioners of Cavan, at their usual monthly meeting on Monday last, came to a unanimous conclusion to at once set about recovering the corporate property of the town. Instructions were given to the clerk to take the requisite legal steps towards that end. This matter is likely to create considerable interest in the district.
ORDINATION IN CAVAN CHURCH.
At an ordination held on Trinity Sunday, the 6th of June, 1852, in the parish church of the union of Urney and Annageliffe, by the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh, the following gentlemen were ordained: -
PRIESTS. - For the diocese of Kilmore - Thomas ASHE, A.B., T.C.D.; James HUNT, A.B., T.C.B.; James TOPHAM, A.B., T.C.D. For the diocese of Elphin - F. John BEERE, A.B., T.C.D.; John H. MONSARRAT, A.B., T.C.D.; James John NEWBOLD, A.B., T.C.D.; Wm. Augustus DAWSON, A.B., T.C.D. For the diocese of Ardagh - Milward CROOKE, A.B., T.C.D. For the diocese of Clogher - Henry G. SOUTHWELL, A.B, T.C.D.
DEACONS. - Julius S. HEARNE, A.B., T.C.D., for Kilmore; George GILLINGHAM, A.B., T.C.D., for Elphin; Jon W. MURRAY, A.B., T.C.D., for Clogher.
June 17, 1852
On Wednesday 9th inst., at Belturbet Church, by the Rev. T. ASH, Joseph TREVOR, Esq., Edremon, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Thomas POGUE, Esq., of Drumcarplin.
June 5, at Clonbrony Glebe, county of Longford, Kathleen Ada, the infant daughter of Rev. Theodore O. MOORE, A.M.
On the 2d of June, at Aughamore, in the 18th year of her age, after a long and painful illness, borne with exemplary patience. Anna Maria, the beloved and eldest daughter of the Rev. Wm. BRADIN, of Sallaghy, deeply and sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of acquaintances (sic).
On the 11th instant, in Chatham, Lieutenant Frederick WETHERELL SMITH, R.N., son of the late John Smith, Vice Treasurer of Ireland. Mr. TRACY, resident magistrate of Belfast, is seriously ill from the injuries received in the attempt to suppress the recent riot. Sub-inspector HILL is also confined to his bed, having received a severe wound in the head; and several of the police are in a similar condition.
THE COOTEHILL MEETING
(From our own Correspondent and the Freeman.)
This meeting was held to-day in the Fair Green of this town, where a platform was erected for the accommodation of the speakers. It was convened, as the placards stated, for the purpose of taking into consideration the present state of the county, and if found to be unsatisfactory, to adopt the necessary measures to securing the return of two independent Tenant Right members at the ensuing general election to represent the county of Cavan in the next session of parliament. The assemblage was very numerous, amounting to some thousands of persons, amongst whom I observed the following, viz.: - The Rev. David BEIL, P.M., Ballybay; Rev. Thomas BRADY, C.C., Drung; Anthony O'REILLY, Esq., J.P., E.L., Baltrasna; county of Meath, (one of the candidates for the representation of Cavan); Dr. GRAY, editor and proprietor of the Freeman's Journal, Dublin; Z. WALLACE, Esq., editor and proprietor of the Anglo-Celt, Cavan; Philip SMITH, Esq., P.L.G., Arda; Rev. Terence BRADY, C.C., Cootehill; Rev. J. M'CAFFREY, O.S.F., Skerry; Wm. STUART, Esq., Surgeon, Cootehill; Charles M'DERMOTT, Esq., Attorney, Cootehill; William DERMOTT, Esq., Solicitor, Cootehill; Edwared COONEY, Esq., merchant, Cootehill; Patrick M. FAY, Esq., merchant, Cootehill; Edward MURPY, Esq., Veternary (sic) Surgeon, Cootehill; John CAMPBELL, Esq., merchant, Cootehill; Rev. Neason BROWN, P.M., Cootehill; Wm. A. LITTLE, Esq., (son to the Rev. W. Little, P.M., Cootehill); Frederick BOYD, Esq., New York; John M'GAHAN, Esq., P.L.G., Cootehill; Alexander M'CABE, Esq., merchant, Cootehill; Henry MAXWELL, Esq., Cootehill; John BERRY, Esq., Fairmount; Patrick DOLAN, Esq., linen merchant, Cootehill; Hugh DOLAN, Esq., linen merchant Cootehill; Thomas BRADY, Esq., P.L.G., Ltsbeduff; Clements REID, Esq., Clerk of Kilcrow Church and Petty Sessions Clerk, Rockcorry; W. D. FINLAY, Esq., P.L.L., Drumore, county Monaghan; Peter GARTLAN, Esq., merchant, Cootehill; Mr. Robert GRAHAM, Clerk, Cootehill Union Workhouse; Mr. Denis LENNON, merchant, Cootehill; Mr. George TREANOR, Bridewell-keeper, Cootehill; Mr. James CREETH, merchant, Cootehill; Mr. John GEDDIS, linen draper, Ashfield; Mr. A. M'FADDIN, Petty Sessions Clerk, Cootehill; M. CONNOLLY, James PRIOR, Esq., merchant, Cootehill; Francis BRADY, Esq., P.L.G., Cootehill; Mr. William ALCOCK, Cootehill; Mr. Bernard MARKEY, merchant, Cootehill; M. RRARY, Esq., P.L.G., Teevenanas; C. FOY, Esq., reporter, Northern Standard; Master John HORAN (son to Patrick Horan, Esq., Cootehill, late agent, on the Bellamont Forest Estate); Mr. Peter M'NALLY, Mr. Robert M'PARTLAND, rope and twine manufacturer, Cootehill; Samuel FISHEL, Esq., pawnbroker, Cootehill; Mr. James M'CUDDIN, Mr. Joseph Adams, John SHERA, Esq., merchant, Cootehill; Mr. Edward TREANOR, Mr. John SMITH, Mr. Philip BYRNE, Mr. James BAILIE, Mr. Joseph FLEMING, Mr. Thomas LEARY, merchant, Cootehill; Mr. Patrick M'CABE, Dernakesh; Mr. Thomas M'CABE, Bellamont Arms, Cootehill; John FOY, Esq., merchant, Cootehill; Richard BROWN, Esq., Cootehill; Charles WHITELEY, Esq., River View Mills, Cootehill; Mr. M. BANNON, Cootehill; Mr. James DOWNEY, Cootehill; Mr. James P. DONNELLY, Cootehill; Joseph WHITELEY, Esq., Killecreeney, &c., &c., &c.;
Previous to the public meeting, the committee assembled when the resolutions to be proposed were submitted for consideration. An animated discussion took place on various points, when a general opinion was expressed, that any Tenant Right Bill not containing the provisions of Mr. CRAWFORD's would fail to secure tenants their just rights.
About two o'clock, the public meeting was commenced, when the chair was taken by
PHILIP SMITH, of Artona, Esq.,
amid enthusiastic cheering. The chairman, in a short address, referred to the importance of Tenant-right and to the necessity of the Cavan electors returning efficient members to parliament. He explained the object for which the meeting was held - namely, to stir up the electors and give them an opportunity of selecting men who would faithfully represent them (loud cheers).
CORONER'S INQUEST--Dr. KIRWAN, one of the city coroners, held an inquest yesterday on the body of a man named CODE. It appeared from the evidence, that on Saturday evening the deceased and his wife were quarrelling, and the latter, having a knife in her hand cutting some bread, became so excited that she stabbed him in the breast, the weapon entering between the two first ribs, and penetrating several inches into the lungs. He had strength enough to walk to the hospital to get the wound dressed, and return, after which he gradually sunk and expired. A verdict of manslaughter was returned against the wife, and she was committed on the coroner's warrant to abide her trial.--Evening Packet.
MELANCHOLY CASE OF POISONING--Eight unfortunate persons, the family of a peasant named GIBNEY, living near Virginia, narrowly escaped death on Sunday last, from partaking of a large quantity of arsenic accidentally administered to them in place of soda, on some vegetables. One child, who was providentially absent at the time of the meal, was the only person left to procure assistance for her suffering relatives, whom the acute pains of the poison had rendered utterly incapable of any exertion. This creature was obliged to travel a distance of four miles to the residence of the nearest medical gentleman, who on learning the afflicting circumstances, hurried to the relief of the suffers. The scene which presented itself on his arrival cannot be readily imagined. Clustered together in a wretched hovel were these eight beings, father, mother, and children, each suffering intense torture, and deprived of any one who might afford them the smallest consolation, or relief. Truly, the severity of such an accident cannot be more aggravated than when it is accompanied by a total want of the comforts, and even necessaries of life. This accident, amongst others, forcibly reminds us of all the value of those precautions in the sale of arsenic, which were aimed at in a measure of last session, introduced by Lord Carlisle.
June 24, 1852
CAVAN QUARTER SESSIONS - June 21st, 1852.
The summer sessions of this down commenced on this day before H. HAMILTON, Esq., Q.C., in the absence of our excellent barrister, P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., who, we believe, is engaged in London on the Mullingar and Cavan Railway question.
Magistrates present - John E. VERNON, Michael PHILLIPS, Robert ERSKINE, _________ FRENCH, R. M., G. M. KNIPE, Robert BURROWES, Theolphilus THOMPSON, Jon WILCOCKS, R.M., R.M., ______ HOMES, R.M.., and a. BRUSH, Esqrs.
The following area the names of the grand jury:- Thomas HARTLEY, foreman, Francis M'CABE, P. FAY, A. KETTYLE, Wm. M. BLACK, P. BRADY, Jas. KELLY, John M'MANUS, Wm. FARIS, James MORROW, H. PORTER, James REILLY, John LOVE, Noble PAGET, Samuel KENNEDY, and John BEATTY, Esqrs.
After the grand jury had been sworn by Mr. CAFFREY, deputy clerk of the peace, his worship addressed them to the following effect - Mr. foreman and gentlemen of the grand jury in the absence of Mr. MURPHY, your learned assistant-barrister, I am requested to attend in his place, and on my arrival I see that the calendar is very light, there being but one case of importance to come before you. In discharge of your duties you will carefully examine the witnesses who will appear before you. I should also remark that if the evidence is not sufficient to satisfy you that the accused is not guilty you will ignore the bills. I believe I have no other remarks to make, so you will be good enough to retire to your room.
The bench then commenced to dispose of the spirit applications. There were four applications out of Arva, of which only two were granted, namely, those of Mr. John COSTELLO and Mr. James HANLEY, both of whom had excellent recommendations. There were two applications from Belturbet, Mr. John FITZPATRICK and Mr. Phillip M'EVOY. M'Evoy's was only a transfer. G. M. KNIPE, Esq. opposed Fitzpatrick on the grounds that there was a public house next door on each side of his house. Not granted.
Francis CAHILL of Carricksboy made application for license.
Mr. John AMRSTRONG appeared for Cahill.
Mr. Vernon - Where does he live?
Mr. Armstrong - Near Denn, your worship.
Mr. Vernon - Oh, there is a high hill near the place.
Mr. Armstrong - There is your worship, and after a man climbs up a very high hill he would require a little of the "mountain dew" (laughter).
Cahill's license was then granted.
John LEE of Lallaglohan granted.
Patrick LAHEY of Aughskill granted.
John MONAGHAN of Redhills granted.
Hugh REILLY of Ballyjamesduff applied for license.
Mr. WILCOCKS - Did you not assault a soldier in the town of Ballyjamesduff without any reason whatsoever?
Reilly - I was accused of so doing, but I was innocent of it.
Mr. Wilcocks - I oppose you altogether, as I am quite sure you did, and it would not be well to give license to a man that would break the peace instead of keeping it. License not granted.
Margaret MURPHY of Creeny disallowed on account of not having her notices properly served.
Cornelius REILLY of Stradone applied for license.
Mr. John Armstrong said he opposed Reilly.
Mr. Burrowes - Mr. Amstrong, allow me to make one or two remarks before you go further. This man (Reilly) applied to me to sign a paper which I refused to do on the grounds that there are not less than six houses licensed at present, and I hope the court will not grant any more, as three would be sufficient in such a small town, and I hope as the licenses drop the bench will not increase them. License not granted.
Mr. Caffrey, deputy clerk of the peace, said as it was now 12 o'clock, and that being the time named for the court to decide whether Belturbet should be a voting place or not, he had to inform the court that the notice did not come at the time specified by the act of parliament - that it should be lodged with the clerk of the peace a month before the sessions commenced, and he (Mr. Caffrey) did not receive the notice until a day after the time, although Mr. Knipe had dated it in proper time to come to hand.
Some conversation here ensued between the magistrates on the bench about the matter, after which Mr. Vernon said he would be for having Cootehill a polling place and not Belturbet.
Mr. James Armstrong said he was retained for Captain MAXWELL, and was instructed to oppose the granting of Belturbet being a polling place as it would incur a very heavy expense.
After some conversation between the magistrates the notice was withdrawn, in consequence of it not being served on the clerk of the peace in proper time.
John Dolan was put forward charged with having, on the night of the 16th of May, stolen a cow from Mr. Henry FARIS of Killeshandra.
Mr. Faris sworn and examined by R. Armstrong, Esq. - Remembers the night his cow was stolen; after he missed her searched every place he could think of; the next day he got word from the Ardlogher police that she was taken from a man going to the fair of Swanlinbar.
His worship asked Mr. Faris what sort of character the prisoner bore in the neighbourhood.
Mr. Faris - He lived with me for four years, and during that time he bore a good character; never knew anything to be left to his charge before.
Sub-Constable Denis M'GRATH sworn - Recollects the 17th of May last; met the prisoner about a mile from the town at the hour of one o'clock at night with a cow; asked the prisoner where he was going; he said Mr. Faris sent him on before him to the fair of Swanlinbar with the cow; he (sub-constable) then took the prisoner into custody, thinking his story was not true; knows nothing of the character of the prisoner.
The case here closed.
His worship said as it was the first offence he would only sentence him to 12 months' imprisonment and to be kept at hard labour.
Mary CONNOLY sen., Mary CONNOLY jun., and Samuel TURBET were charged with having, on the night of the 9th of June, stolen a tub of butter out of the barn of Robert RICHMOND.
John Richmond sworn and examined by Mr. B. Armstrong - Recollects the 9th of June; there was a tub of butter stolen from his cousin on that night; is a relative to the man that lost the butter; the butter was taken out of the barn adjoining the dwelling-house at night; the door was broken in; missed it the next morning; went up to Noghal to see after the property; does not think Turbet is related to the Connellys; found the butter in the garden adjoining Connelly's house buried under the ground, when I asked them did they know anything about it they denied it altogether; when I found the tub there was a blue apron and a white cloth on the top of it to prevent the clay going into it; there was also about 13 lbs. of the butter taken out of the tub; the police were not with me when I found the butter; I believe they were about the door at the time I was on the road when the prisoners were arrested.
Mr. Thompson - What induced you to go to that place to look for the butter?
Witness - I heard that the Connellys stole it.
Cross-examined by Mr. Knipe - On your oath is not Turbet herding for Mr. WILKINS on that farm?
Witness - He is.
Jane RICHMOND sworn - I am a married woman; my husband's name is Robert Richmond; remembers the robbery; there were two caps and some white clothes stolen also.
Sarah M'CANN examained - I know the blue apron belongs to Mary Connolly; saw it on her at work in the field.
Prionser - What mark have you on it, Sally?
Witness - I know it by the cotton string, and there was a stripe torn off it.
Court - Do you swear positively that that is the apron she had upon her?
Witness - Yes, your worship, I do.
Jane REYNOLDS examined - Knows the three prisoners; saw the apron on Wednesday, and the butter was stolen the next day.
Michael REILLY sworn - Recollects the night of the robbery;' got up in the morning about three o'clock to go to the bog to get some sods to boil my breakfast; as I was passing Connolly's house I saw Turbet in the garden digging with a spade - as I thought, making a hole; passed no remark at the time; went afterwards with the police to the spot; it was at the same place I saw Turbet in the morning; the door was not open at the time.
Cross-examined by Mr. Knipe - What were you going to do to the bog at that hour of the morning, Mick?
Witness - I was going for some sods to boil my breakfast; I had liberty from Jeffrey MORTON to take them; I met no person on my way but the prisoner; did not bid him the time of day, nor pass any remarks as I knew he was herding on the farm; told the police that that was the spot I saw him at in the morning; does not recollect having any conversation with a man of the name of Lee about the transactions.
Mr. Knipe - Do you remember saying anything to Bernard M'DONALD of Belturbet about the matter?
Does not recollect saying the right man was not taken; yet had a quarrel with Turbet's father some time ago.
The case here closed, and after his worship charged the jury at great length they returned a verdict of guilty.
Court - Mary Connolly, sen., Mary Connolly, jun., Samuel Turbet, you have been found guilty of a very serious crime, and as Mary Connolly, sen is an old offender the sentence of the court is that she be transported seven years, Mary Connolly, jun., and Samuel Turbet to 12 months' imprisonment each.
Peter COURTNEY, Bartholomew NOON, George COURTNEY, and Peter COLLINS, were put forward charged with having, on the night of the 4th of May, broken into the store rooms of the Cavan Union and taken therefrom a quantity of bread, oatmeal, and a brass cock.
Edward FINLAY sworn and examined by Mr. Armstrong - Is Porter in the county workhouse; recollects 4th of May last; was walking up the dining-hall that morning; took notice of the door of store-room broken; went out to the men's yard and found some crumbs of bread near one of the pipes.
Court - Did you see the door the night before.
Finlay - Yes, your worship, I did.
Court - Was the door fastened.
Finlay - It was your worship.
Michael DUFFY, a pauper out of the house - Remembers the 3rd of May last; was in the house and slept in the ward where the prisoner slept that night; saw three of them going out in the night; got up and saw them go out on the window; the window is three storeys (sic) from the ground; saw the three go down by the spout; after they were a while out I heard a noise, after some time two of them came up, and had bread with them; Collins came up after; he told me he was halfway up the spout when he dropped a half loaf, and had to return again for it; one of them gave me a half loaf; there was another boy got a half loaf also; heard a conversation between some of them the day before, that they would go and take some bread and a brass cock out of the store room; did not see any meal or the brass cock when they came up.
Court - What did they want with the brass cock?
Witness - I do not know, your worship, unless it was to make money of it.
Court - Was there any of the bread found in your bed?
Witness - There was, your worship, and in many of the other boys beds.
Thomas WOOD, another pauper boy out of the house - Remembers the 3rd of May last; slept in the ward with the prisoners that night; remembers the robbery; saw the three prisoners go out on the window; saw them go in on the dining-hall window; saw a ladder put up to the window of the infirmary shed; saw Courtney up on the shed, some of them below handed him a bag of meal.
Court - Did you see anything go in on the Infirmary window?
Witness - Yes, I did, a sack of meal, and it was got the next day in Courtney's bed. One of the prisoners asked the witness did he see him at the shed, or what hour?
Witness - I did, but I could not way what hour, but I know the larks were singing, it was morning.
Mr. R. MULLIGAN sworn - Is master of the workhouse; recollects the night the robbery took place; knows the infirm ward; Collins was in the infirmary at that time; found the next day 35 lbs. of oatmeal under his bed, concealed under the tick, and also a brass cock in the boiler that was in the provision store.
Prisoner - Put him to his oath, your worship, if it was him that found it.
Mr. Mulligan - I was with Mr. BETTER when it was found.
Mr. Peter LEE sworn - Is store-keeper in the workhouse, recollects the night the robbery was committed; there was a quantity of bread, a brass cock, and some meal in a sack that was in the store room.
Prisoner - What mark had you on the sack?
Witness - It was Indian meal that was in it belonging to one of the relieving officers, and I had it marked with a piece of a brass in it fastened to it; the Indian meal was taken out by the prisoners, and scattered about the ground, and oat meal put into the sack, which they took away; this is the sack I am quite sure, but I could not swear to the meal. The prisoners said they bought the bread in the house from some other paupers that evening. His Worship inquired of Mr. Finlay if it was possible that they could have done so?
Mr. Finlay said it was quite impossible for any pauper to have more than ten ounces of bread in one piece and the bread found was in half loaves, and it is also brown bread they get, and the bread found was white.
The case here closed, and after his Worship charged the jury, they brought in a verdict of Guilty against Noon, George Courtney, and Peter Collins.
Verdict - Bartholomew Noon, and George Courtney, to be transported for seven years. Peter Collins to be imprisoned for three months and twice whipped.
We will give the remainder of the crown and civil witness in our next.
LIST OF COLLEGE HONORS.
Mr. R. CARMICHAEL BELTON - Second Place at an October (public) Entrance. Mr. J. BIRCH, (Ballybeen House, Co. Down) - Fifth Place, at a public Entrance. Mr. George Scott LEAKE - Ninth Place at a public Entrance. Mr. R. SMITH - Tenth Place at a public Entrance. Mr. R. C. BELTON - Four First Classical Honors. Mr. G. S. LEAKE - A Catechetical Premium. Mr. R. SMITH - A Classical Honor. Mr. James BIRCH - A Classical Honor. Mr. G. S. LEAKE - A Classical Honor. Mr. Georges Walsh - Recommended for Honors in Classics. Mr. BELTON an University Scholarship.
***Mr. Birch's marks at a late Scholarship Examination only amounted to one mark more than those of the last successful candidate.
THE FLAX CROP. - We have seen this week some flax which measured 38 inches in length. It belonged to Mr. CARROLL of Matrass, near Cootehill, who has an acre of flax in equally as good a condition as the specimen we saw. The seed was bought from Mr. WOODS of Cootehill, who deals extensively in the flax trade.
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