Published in Cavan, county Cavan

October 7, 1852

Division of Cavan

A List of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons seeking Excise Licenses for the Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by retail, within said County, pursuant to 3rd and 4th WM. IV., ch. 68, and 6 & 7 W M. IV. ch. 38, to be heard an inquired into at BALLYCONNELL, on MONDAY, the 25th day of OCTOBER inst., immediately after the Grand Jury is sworn, when Applicants will be required to be in attendance and prove service of all Notices directed by the Statute.

No. Name Residence Barony
1. CARRIGAN, Michael Blacklion Tullyhaw
2. FLOOD, Rose Kilnaleck Castleraghan
3. FITZPATRICK, John Belturbet Lr. Loughtee
4. M'KEANY, Phillip do. do.
5. M'CAFFREY, Edward Ballyconnell, Tullyhaw
6. MORTON, John Belturbet Lr. Loughtee
7. MAGUIRE, John Toam Tullyhaw
8. M'MORRY, Owen Tubber do.
9. REILLY,Bridget Kilcunny Lr. Loughtee
10. SMITH, Philip Arva Tullyhunco

GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON, Clerk of the Peace, County of Cavan Cavan, 4th October, 1852.


Before Samuel Rutherford MOOREHEAD, Esq., J.P., Fortwilliam (the lately appointed magistrate), chairman, and John WILCOCKS, Esq., R.M., Kingscourt, the following cases were brought forward:--


The Constabulary v. James M'GAHY, of Dromhea, and Thomas DONALDSON, of Kilmore, both in the county of Monaghan, farmers.

It appeared from the evidence of acting constable Robert CRAWFORD, at present stationed in Cootehill, and from the admissions and explanations of the defendants that James M'GAHY, having got married on Tuesday, the 7th inst., the wedding party, which consisted of persons of both sexes, on cars and on horseback, as is usual in such cases, drove and rode into Cootehill on that day, dressed in their best attire, and, as is usual and customary, the males drove as furiously as their nags--urged by whip and spur--would or could carry them. On their arrival in the prescinets (sic) of the town, through the streets, contending for "the bottle," and, on arriving at the corner of Market street, in full flight, the two winning horses ridden by the defendants (Owen M'GAHY without his hat), were arrested by the police. The parties, in consequence of this being their first offence, and that they pleaded ignorance of the law, and particularly that this was an old though a pernicious practice, many lives having been, from time to time, sacrificed in consequence of its observance, the contending or rival parties being generally, almost always, under the influence of alcohol, they were fined in the mitigated penalty of 1s. each and costs.....


Thomas DENNEHY of Carrickarownin, Patrick SEATON of Greaghgibney, and several others were summoned by the constabulary, and fined 2s. 6d. each and costs, for having been found working at manual labour (reaping, stooking [sic] and stacking corn) on Sunday the 12th inst. The following is the section of the act...under which the parties were convicted:--

Section 1 of that act enacts that--All and every person or persons whatsoever shall, on every Lord's day, apply themselves to the observance of same, by exercising themselves in the duties of piety and true religion publicly and privately; and that no tradesman, artificer, workman, labourer, or other person whatsoever shall do or exercise any worldly labour, business, or work of their ordinary callings upon the Lord's day or any part thereof (works of necessity and charity only excepted, if said person be of the age of 15 years and upwards, under a penalty of 5s. for such offence.

October 14, 1852


Amongst the numerous difficulties calculated on by the projectors of the above company as standing in the way of effecting so desirable an object as giving cheap and efficient light to the inhabitants of Cavan, it never entered into their heads that there was so large a quantity of ruffianism in our small population as would effect the destruction of their works. In this, we blush to say, they have been mistaken; for, on Wednesday night, the 13th inst., some evil disposed persons threw down the lamp-post opposite Dr. ROE's house, in the Main-street. We are convinced that this outrage was not committed by the poor labourer who spends his day at hard work and is but too anxious at the end of it to see "kind nature's sweet restorer - balmy sleep."

We suggest to the Constabulary the necessity of their patrolling the town with regularity every night. If they do, outrages of this character cannot occur.

We understand the Directors have issued notices offering a reward of £5 for the discovery of the offenders. We trust they will succeed in making the vagabonds amenable to justice.


These sessions commenced on Monday, before P.M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C. Assistant Barrister for the county of Cavan, Anthony O'REILLY, Esq., D.L.J.P., Baltrasna, and in the course of the day the following magistrates also appeared on the bench, v z:

John WILLCOCKS, Esq., R. M., Kingscourt, Samuel Rutherford MOOREHEAD, Esq., J.P. Fortwilliam Cootehill, C.J. ADAMS, Esq. J. P. Shinan House, Shircock, Edgar Robert BREDIN, Esq., J.P. Retreat, Cootehill and Edward M'INTOSH, Esq. J.P. Cootehill. And shortly after the court sat the following persons were sworn as a


Messrs. Patrick HORAN, (foreman,) Wm. MAXWELL, John SHERA, Thos. FAY, Charles COSBY, John CAMPBELL, Samuel FISHER, Edward COONEY, Joseph WHITELY, George PORTER, Wm. STINSON, John BERRY, Philip SMITH, Wm. MAHOOD, and Edward MAHOOD.

His worship then briefly addressed them, stating his great plaesure (sic) and congratulating them upon the very peaceable state of the district, (which comprises nearly the one half of the county) as there are only 19 or 20 crown numbers on the clerk of the peace's book, and all of a minor or ordinary description, the bills of indictment will be immediately left before you, and so soon as you shall have disposed of them, and which, from your experience as jurors, will, I apprehend, not detain you long - I shall have much pleasure in discharging you; and concluded by desiring them to retire to their room.

The spirit licenses were then proceeded with. There were seven applicants, three of which were for transfer licenses. All were granted save one, that of Charles M'BRIEN of Knockbride, which was refused in consequence of a letter received by the clerk of the peace from the Rev. M. KELLET, in which he stated that the house for which M'Brien sought the license was situate at the church gate, and that if granted it would tend to demoralize the persons attending divine worship and funerals. And in the course of the day Constable HOUSTON, stationed in Virginia, applied to the court to have the license of Patt MORGAN of Lisnabunty, in that district withdrawn, in consequence of having been convicted at the petty sessions of Virginia three times for breaches of the revenue laws, and having been sworn, deposed that Morgan kept a very irregular house, entertaining improper persons, at all hours, and having dancing in it at 10 o'clock on Sunday mornings, and Morgan not having appeared, although served with notice so to do, his license was withdrawn.

These are the lightest Cootehill sessions upon record, there being only 156 civil bill processes, and four ejectments entered with the clerk of the peace for hearing, where formerly so many as 1200 of the former, and 150 of the latter would be entered, and 90 and 100 crown numbers preferred.

The report of the trials in our next.


A meeting of the Queen's University to confer Degrees will take place in St. Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle, at three o'clock, P.M., on Thursday (to-morrow), the 14th October.

The Vice-Chancellor and Senate having taken their places, the name of each candidate will be called in the order of the subjoined list; they will be introduced to the Vice-Chancellor in succession, by the respective Presidents of their colleges (Belfast, Rev. Dr. HENRY; Cork, Sir R. KANE; Galway, E. BERWICK, Esq.), when, the secretary having certified for them, as required by the by-laws, the Vice-Chancellor will confer the Degrees, &c., which have been awarded to them by the Senate:-

Stephen DONEGAN, M.D., Cork; W. EVANS, M.D., Belfast; Robert GILLESPIE, M.D., Belfast; w. GREENFIELD, M.D., Belfast; W. HUMPHRIS, M.D., Cork; J. F. PATRICK, M.D., Belfast; W. STEWART, M.D., Belfast; R. B. BAGLEY, A.B., Cork;; B. W. COGHLAN, A.B. Cork; John CRAIG, A.B., Belfast; C. W. DUGGAN, A.B., Galway; Robt. DUNLOP, A.B., Belfast, J. EVANS, A.B., Galway; Thos. HENRY, A.B., Belfast; Moffat JACKSON, A.B., Belfast; W. JOHNSTON, A.B., Galway; W. H. JONES, A.B., Cork; J. N. J. Kelly, A.B., Cork; W. LUPTON, A.B., Belfast; G. Y. M'MAHON, A.B., Galway and Belfast; D. H. M'MURTRY, A.B., Belfast; James MORGAN, A.B., Cork; H. H. MORGAN, A.B., Cork; J. J. NOBLE, A.B., Belfast; W. O'HALLORAN, A.B., Cork; M. O'KEEFE, A.B., Cork; J. RICHARDSON, A. B., Galway; D. D. RYAN, A.B., Galway; James WILSON, A.B., Belfast.

The Following gentlemen will be presented for the diplomas of Elementary Law:-

Thomas DUNBAR INGRAM, Belfast; G. Y. M'MAHON, Galway and Belfast; D. D. RYAN, Galway.

For the diploma of Agriculture:- Edmud (sic) MURPHY, Cork; Cornelius O'KEEFFE, Cork; John W. SMYTH, Belfast.

Exhibitions and medals will afterwards be distributed in such order as may be determined upon at the close of the Honor Examination, now in progress.


Sept. 31 (sic), at Belturbet, the lady of Dr. O'DONOVAN, of a daughter.


On the 12th inst., Theophilus Wm. JONES, Esq., to Miss Eliza DUKE, eldest daughter of Mr. Eleanar DUKE of Mohill at Mr. JONES's residence, Drumard House, County of Leitrim.

October 21, 1852


Oct. 10, at Lauriston Castle, Sophia Frances, wife of the Right Hon. Lord RUTHERFORD.

Oct. 12, at 40 Camden Street, Dublin, aged 54, Madame Marie DeLATOUR, for many years governess in the family of her Excellency the Countess of Eglinton.

Oct. 15 at Hassop, Derbyshire, the Earl of Newburgh.

DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA. - A most melancholy circumstance occurred at the tollgate near Blackhill on Wednesday last. About six or seven weeks ago Mrs. NEWTON who keeps the tollgate, had her little grand-daughter, a child five years of age, who was playing at her home, bit by a hound-dog belonging to one of her neighbours, which was in a rapid (sic) state. It was followed as far as Annfield Plain by a number of men, who destroyed it, but not before it had bitten several dogs on its way. The child was bitten in the face and lip, which bled profusely. Medical aid was obtained, and the child's face healed, no unpleasant symptoms occurring until Sunday, the 26th ult., when the child complained of her head; through the course of Monday she was thought to be a little better, but at night she grew worse. On Tuesday two medical gentlemen attended her, and continued to do so until her death, which took place the following evening in great agony. An inquest was held on Friday last on the body of Mr. FAVEL, when the verdict was, "Died from hydrophobia, brought on from the bite of a dog." Newcastle Chronicle.

BARBAROUS MURDERS AT SWORDS. - As cold-blooded and heartless a tragedy as ever disgraced this country, was perpetrated on Tuesday evening at the townland of Tourlagee, within three miles of Swords. The unfortunate victims were an old man upwards of seventy years of age, named Patrick SMITH, and his sister Margaret, who also completed (her eightieth year. They resided together in a poor cabin, in a very lonely situation on the property of Mr. MANGAN, just halfway between. Swords and Bellewstown, and had occupied the cabin for twenty-two years. The man was employed by Mr. MANGAN in the capacity of herd or caretaker, and received for his services five shillings a week, and was allowed the use of a small garden. His wife is dead about two years, and his eldest sister, who almost bed-ridden lived with him. It is supposed that the crime was perpetrated for the purposes of plunder, as SMITH had the name of having a few pounds by him. The evil mined (sic) person or persons who committed the fearful crime appear to have done it in the most cool and collected manner. There were several small boxes in an inner room, the whole of which were overhauled and the contents scattered about. A frize coat and a couple of pair of shoes were also stolen, and as one of Smith's pockets was turned inside out, it would appear that the deceased persons were searched, though not very carefully, for a small sum of money was found by the constabulary when the surgeon was making the post mortem examination yesterday, (Monday). It was also stated that a son of the deceased, who was a servant, and who died about twelve months since, had saved a little money, which he left to his father, together with a watch. These latter particulars were not given in evidence.

October 28, 1852


After the spirit licenses had been disposed of the following were sworn on the petty jury, viz.:- Michael BRADY, (foreman), John M'GAHAN, John ROUNDTREE, Hugh M'FADDEN, John M'CABE, James PRIOR, and Isaac ROUNDTREE, and the following trials proceeded with, which were principally larcenies possessing little or no interest.

Peter SMITH, a wretched looking old man, was arraigned upon an indictment, which charged him with having on the 19th July last at the fair or market of Bailieborough, stolen a pair of brogues, the property of Patrick SORAHAN, a broguemaker residing in or near that tow. It appeared upon the evidence of the prosecutor (Pat SORAHAN), sub-constable John TRACY, and Catherine SMITH, a stupid looking young woman, aged between 17 and 18 years, the daughter of the prisoner, whom the barrister ordered to be brought up from the bridewell and placed in the witness-box, on the table, and examined as a witness, that the prisoner asked to see a pair of brogues ostensibly for the purpose of purchasing them at the standing or stall of the prosecutor, and whilst engaged in attending to other customers, the prisoner handed the brogues to his daughter, who went off with them. The prosecutor pursued, arrested, and took the brogues from her, and gave her and her father into the custody of the constabulary. Guilty. - Sentenced to be imprisoned for three months from the date of his committal (21st July last), and at the suggestion of the barrister, the daughter, against whom there was a true bill found by the grand jury, for having received the brogues, well knowing that they had been stolen, was discharged out of custody without further prosecution.

Ellen BEARD pleaded guilty to an indictment, for stealing another pair of brogues at Baillieborough, on the 5th Oct. Inst., (the fair day), the property of Terence HOULTON< and having been convicted at last Baillieborough Quarter Sessions for another larceny, was, after a very eloquent and caustic caution from the assistant-barrister, sentenced to the mitigated punishment of three months' imprisonment and hard labour.

Passing Counterfeit sovereigns.

Owen BRADY was arraigned upon an indictment which charged him with having at the fair of Cootehill, on Friday, the 10th September last, uttered and passed four base sovereigns, well knowing the same to be counterfeit and spurious, to John KETTYLE, in payment of a heifer which he purchased from him. Hew was also indicted for having at same time and place tendered same to said John KETTYLE, with intent to defraud him out of the price of said heifer. The prisoner was a soft and rather respectable looking young man of about 20 years of age, apparently of the middle class farmer society, and tolerably well dressed. His father, a rather decent looking man, during the progress of the trial, presented an affidavit to the court with the view of procuring a postponement of the trial, in which he stated amongst other things, that he, James BRADY, of Drumminarah, in this county, farmer, was father of the prisoner, and that the venerable and Rev. Archdeacon Marcus GERVAISE BERESFORD, of Parsonage, George Marshal KNIPE, Esq., of Erne Hill, Belturbet, and the Rev. John BRADY, P.P. of Larah, were material and necessary witnesses for his son, they being able, and he believed, inclined and prepared to give a good character of his son, the prisoner; but in consequence of their absence from the country at present, he was unable to procure their attendance for the purpose at the present sessions, but hoped and believed that he would be able to do so at the ensuing quarter sessions of Baillieborough, but notwithstanding which his worship decided that the trial should be proceeded with, whereupon, the said James BRADY stated to the bench viva voce that he had not the means to employ a professional gentleman. The following are briefly the facts of the case as they appeared in the evidence: - A man of the name of John KETTYLE, a small farmer, residing in the parish and townland of Drumgoon, within three miles of Cootehill, brought in a heifer to sell in the fair of Cootehill, and which the prisoner purchased for £4, and handed in payment four sovereigns, but the prisoner being an indifferent judge of such coin expressed a wish to have them submitted to the better judgment of Mr. Thomas FAY, a respectable shopkeeper residing in the town, to which the prisoner in the utmost candour at once assented, and accompanied him from the fair green to Mr. Fay's shop to have them examined, and Mr. Fay, on their being exhibited to him, having decided that they (the four sovereigns) were not value for so many brass bottoms, the prisoner displayed no fear or appearance of guilt, but merely asserted that he would have all made right, as he had received them from Mr. John MATCHETT of Poles, hear Cavan, in payment of the price of a cow, which he had sold him in the last fair of that town, and having been arrested (although he had had an opportunity to make his escape but did not attempt to do so), he was interrogated as to his having any money upon his person by sub-constable Thomas IRWIN, who had taken him into custody, and he (the prisoner) with equal candour and fair dealing, stated that he had another similar coin (a counterfeit sovereign) in his waistcoat pocket, which he produced with search. After a most lucid, impartial, and eloquent charge form the learned barrister, the jury, after considerable discussion, returned a verdict of guilty, but recommended the prisoner, on account of his youth and apparent candor, to the merciful consideration of the court, and in consequence of all which his worship sentenced the prisoner to only six months' imprisonment at hard labour.

Mary Anne KEARNEY, an old offender, though young, was placed upon her trial for having stolen five pounds in notes and a cloak, at Sex, on the 28th August last, the property of Anne Fitzsimons of that place. The prisoner also stood further indicted for having at Cornany, on the 29th August, the day following, having had the said cloak, the property of the said Anne Fitzsimons, in her possession, of the value of 10s., she well knowing the same had been stolen. Guilty. Head-constable GIBSON sated that the prisoner was the worst character that came before him for the last twenty years. To be imprisoned for six months.


A curious change has taken place during the last few months, in the character of the emigration to this country. In the former years Irish emigration always exceeded that of all other countries put together, and was more than double that of the German emigration. In the year 1851, the whole amount of emigration to this port was 289,601, the number from Ireland was 163,256, and from Germany 69,863, thus showing that the Irish more than doubled the German emigration, and was considerably greater than the aggregate of all countries, including Germany. For the present year, up to the 22nd of this month, the emigration has been as following: - Total 226,976, Ireland 88,664, Germany 92,686. We have compiled the following table from the records of the Commissioners of Emigration:-

  Ireland   Germany   Other   Total
January 6661   3426   1505   11592
February 2834   1378   1136   5348
March 13213   3816   4697   21726
April 10914   11694   5485   28093
May 12875   13929   6568   33372
June 15876   22339   11010   49225
July 9193   12573   3087   24853
August 11615   15653   7268   34536
22-Sep 5483   7869   4908   18260
Totals 88664   92686   45626   226976

From a glance at this table it will be observed that the Irish emigration has gradually fallen off, while the German has tremendously increased. It will also be perceived that the increase in the German emigration only commenced with the month of April, the Irish emigration for March far exceeding it. The number of emigrants from Ireland in March was 13,213, from Germany only 3,816. The change, therefore, has taken place during the last six months, and it is wholly unprecedented in the history of emigration to the United States. The figures stand as follows:

From April 1st to Sept. 22:-
Irish emigrants to this port 65,956
German emigrants 84,066

This remarkable increase on one side, and decrease on the other, has led us to inquire into the causes of both, and we have ascertained them to be as follow: - The German communes or parishes have, during the last few months, commenced sending out the pauper class of Germans wholesale. They have paid their passage to the United States, giving them the alternative either to come out here or to starve at home. Whole cargoes of that class have come together, and hence the vast increase of German emigration. What is the cause of the decrease in the Irish emigration? It arises from several causes. During the last few years the emigration from that country has been excessive, so that the country is now drained of its redundant labour, and those left behind will get employment. Almost all had come out who could afford to come, and were disposed to emigrate. The classes remaining are chiefly the wealthy, and those who are extremely "poor, too poor" even to emigrate. The potato crop, too, has not failed this year, as it has done in former years, and many therefore remain in the hope of future improvement. Another cause of the emigration being diminished in this country, is the impetus given to Australian emigration. Great numbers of the better class of the Irish have gone during the present year to the new El Dorado in search of gold. It is estimated that 1,000 per day, or 30,000 per month are emigrating there from Great Britain and Ireland.

The following table exhibits the proportion of Irish and German emigration, and the whole amount from all nations, to this port during the lat four years:-

Country   1849   1850   1851   1852
Ireland   112251   116532   163256   88664
Germany   55706   45402   69883   92686
Other Countries   35647   50862   56462   45626
Total   226503   212796   289601   226976

These tables show that before this year the German emigration has not been half the amount of the Irish, and that the Irish had been invariably more than half of the aggregate of all nations, while for this year the Irish emigration is only about one-third of the total, and is below that of the German population. It will be found at the end of the year that the emigration to this port will not be far short of three hundred thousand passengers, and this increase will be owing to the tide that has set in so strongly from Germany. If it proceeds in the same ratio, in a few years hence the language of "fatherland" will so prevail in many parts of the country that it will be difficult to find any person who can speak the English tongue, except in a broken manner. This influx of Germans may also have a very remarkable effect upon the American race, the character of our institutions, and upon the social condition and habits of the people. Hitherto the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic elements prevailed. Henceforth the German race, which is far more numerous in the Old World, threatens to absorb all others, and to become the predominant element in that mixture of race which constitutes "the Corinthian brass" of American humanity.

(Note: The tables include figures that were almost totally illegible. and, in some cases, appear to be typed incorrectly. So everything doesn't balance.)


The Irish constabulary are now obliged to have recourse to "recruiting" in different parts of the country, in order to fill up the numerous vacancies caused by the continued emigration of the force to the United States, Australia, &c. Until very lately, young men were obliged to be highly recommended on a list for many months previous to an appointment in the constabulary; but the general emigration has drained the country of nearly all the fine, athletic young men of this class.

Large numbers of respectable people have this week again passed from Dublin to Liverpool and London, in order to procure a passage for Sydney, Port Philip, &c.;

The use of peat charcoal, or peat partially charred, is again recommended in pitting potatoes, as it was in 1845 and 1846.

The Waterford exports for the week included 1,462 bales of Bacon, 14 barrels of pork, 2,078 cwts. of butter, 162 cwts. of lard, 7,561 barrels of oats, 1,165 barrels barrels of barley, 538 cwts. of flour, 360 cwts. of oatmeal, 535 pigs, 374 cows, 54 sheep, sundry cases of fish, fruit, poultry, eggs &c.;

THE QUEEN'S COLLEGE, GALWAY. - The examination of candidates for Matriculation in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Medicine, took place on Tuesday, in the Grand Hall of the Galway College. The presiding examiners were - Dr. Wm. Edward HEARN, L.L.B.; Dr. Wm. NESBITT, A.M.; Dr. John MULCAHYT, L.L.B.; and Denis C. HERON, A.B. There were 25 students entered in the different faculties and schools - there being of this number, 15 Roman Catholics, 10 Protestants, and one Presbyterian. - Galway Vindicator.

The Blarney steamer, from London, has arrived at Valencia, with machinery and gear for the peat manufacture, under the superintendence of Mr. HAYS, C.E. near Cahirciveen.

James MORGAN, Esq., has made a strenuous effort to revive the Glass trade in Cork, and three Irishmen who returned from England, are now pursuing the business with a good prospect of success.

THE MARTIN ESTATES. - The nominal owner (for a short time) of this property, Mr. Gowne Bell MARTIN, has entered the Cape Mounted Riflemen as Ensign. The gentleman is the son of Mr. Gowne BELL, stipendiary magistrate, and the nephew, maternally, of the latae Mr. Dillon BROWNE. In 1846, he married Miss MARTIN, the only child of the late Mr. T. B. Martin, owner of the extensive estates of Connemara, &c. The Incumbered Estates Act coming into operation, Mr. and Mrs. Martin were compelled to surrender their large property, and proceed to seek a livelihood by literary enterprise in the New World. Shortly after landing in New York, however, Mrs. Martin died, in a premature confinement. Mr. Martin soon afterwards returned home and has since joined the Cape Mounted Riflemen.

TRINITY COLLEGE. - At the Degree Examination, Michaelmas Term, Mr. James S. PAGET, son of Noble Paget, Esq., Crossdoney, obtained the ninth place in the second class - a distinguished position, considering the vast number of competitors, and was recommended for a Moderatorship in Ethics and Logic. Mr. J. S. Paget was educated at the Royal School, Cavan.

THE CHURCH. - The Right Reverend Dr. BROWNE, Roman Catholic Bishop of Kilmore, has appointed the Rev. John MURRAY, Parish Priest of Crosserlough, to the parish of Kinawley, Swanlinbar, vacant by the decease of the Rev. John M'HUGH, the late revered and lamented pastor of that parish.


We (Times) believe that the following programme of proceedings at the funeral of the Duke of Wellington will prove to be in the main correct.

The remains of his Grace will remain at Walmer until four days before the funeral, which will take place between the 17th and 19th of November. They will then be removed to Chelsea Hospital, where the body will lie in state for three days, and on the evening before the solemnity it will be removed to the Horse Guards.

On the morning of the funeral, the funeral cortege will be formed at the Horse Guards, and will proceed by Charingcross, the Strand, fleet-street, and Ludgate-hill to St. Paul's.

Six regiments of infantry, eight squadrons of cavalry, and seventeen guns, will take part in the procession, that being the number of troops to which his Grace was entitled by his rank in the army.

A body of Marines will also form a part of the cortege, which will be headed by eighty-three veterans from Chelsea Hospital, who shared in the Duke's campaigns, the number eighty three representing the years to which his Grace had attained.

We have reason also to believe that the Field-Marshal's baton of the deceased Duke will be borne on the ocasion (sic) by the Marquis of Anglessy, his companion in arms; and that representatives from those foreign sovereigns in whose armies his Grace before the rank of Field Marshal will assist at the solemnity, each bearing the baton of the deceased.

With a view of diminishing as much as possible the delay inseparable from a long file of carriages, it intended to make the procession as much as possible a walking one, and to dispense, as far as consistent with the solemnity of the occasion, with an unnecessary train of vehicles.

It is also hoped that good sense and good taste of the city will, on this occasion, consent to waive its claim to procedence, and that the Lord Mayor, after meeting the cortege at Temple-bar, will fall into procession after the Prince Consort.

Finally, it is not intended to line the streets through which the procession will pass with military. The guardianship of the thoroughfares will be left to the police, and to the good feeling of the public, who will thus have an opportunity of beholding the mournful spectacle without the interruption of a line of soldiers and of testifying their respect for the mighty dead, by their decorous and orderly demeanour.


At twelve o'clock on Wednesday, Mr. FREEMAN, the learned Assistant-Barrister for this county, was seized with a sudden illness whilst presiding at his Quarter Sessions in the court-house of this town.

Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY, Solicitor, was in the act of addressing the court, when his worship had evidently become dangerously ill. His head dropped, and he seemed to have become quite unconscious of all that was passing around him. Dr. Croker KING, who was in the immediate vicinity of the bench, at once tendered his professional assistance. Mr. Freeman, apparently astonished at Dr. King's approach, feebly directed the business to proceed. He became instantly insensible; and with the assistance of Dr. King, Mr. O'LOUGHLIN, Crown Prosecutor and some other gentlemen, he was caried (sic) off the bench to his chamber, where Drs. BROWNE and COLAGHAN were in prompt attendance, but all professional assistance was unavailing. He remained perfectly unconscious; and at a quarter to four o'clock he breathed his last.

Immediately after his demise the clerk of the peace proceeded to Dublin with the official intimation to the Lord Chancellor of the melancholy event. Meanwhile the court was adjourned until next day, when if a locum tenens be not up that time, appointed, a further adjournment will take place. The late Mr. Freeman was distinguished for a vigorous and manly style of eloquence. He was particularly remarkable for his successful defence of prisoners, and succeeded to the position occupied in the Crown Court, on his circuit, by the late Mr. O'CONNEL. - Galway Packet.

QUICK WORK. - On Thursday last Hans HAMILTON, Esq., was sworn in by the Lord Chancellor as Chairman of the county Galway, in the room of W. D. FREEMAN, Esq., deceased. It was absolutely necessary that this apparent precipitancy in filling up the office should take place, inasmuch as no power is vested in the authorities to appoint a person to review the registry, where the Chairman of the county has ceased to exist. The registry was fixed to take place on Friday at Galway, and, therefore, unless some person were appointed Assisant Barriser, great public inconvenience must have ensued. - Mail.


The "Spiritualists" of the United States, held a convention at Worcester on the 30th ultimo, at which the following proceedings occurred: - "Andrew Jackson Davis was introduced to the convention, and read what he said was a true and faithful record of visions he had seen, and communications he had received from an inhabitant of the spirit spheres. A description was given of a congress of spirits which Mr. Davis had seen with his spiritual eye. His angel showed him a cross of hailstones suspended in the air, and also great fields of ponderous electric elements and meteoric stones, and told him that the laws of gravitation were not yet well understood. The spirit told him to go and call men to repentance and life, for the kingdom of Heaven was at hand. Mr. Hewitt read a communication written by the spirit of John Hancock, which was approved of by the spirits of George Washington, Patrick Henry, Roger Sherman, and Benjamin Franklin. It is said that John M. Spear is yet to be the wonder of the world. He would go forth to heal the sick and do many marvelous things. John Hancock, Patrick Henry, &c., seems to have forgotten their grammar, and acquired a style of preaching peculiar to Snakers, Banters, Jerkers, and Barkers. It was a poor production. A lady on the platform began to shake, and cry out, 'Oh! That I tell my experience since I was 12 years old. Oh! Repent, my friends; draw near for the day of breaking!' A Scotchman named Davidson, looking the wizard in Campbell's poem of Lochiel's warning, rose and said the spirit of John Hancock had just told him that certain words had been used by the medium in the communication read by Mr. Hewitt which he did not approve of. A lady read a communication from a spirit in Ohio. - It called on the spiritualists to be full of love. It was a regular Ranger's splurge of sermonizing. Adjourned till two o'clock. The convention reassembled at two o'clock. A shaker said the Shakers were spiritualists. He said marriage was the root of all the world's sin, folly, and suffering; it was the basis of all selfishness. Until marriage and family were abolished, the world could not be regenerated. A red-faced, course-mouthed, fat brawny, Irish wench, from High Rock, rose, with her eyes shut and head hanging down, and spoke a lot of bad English, in a harsh voice. At the same time a young man behind her whirled his hands about, rolled his head, clapped his hands, and then seizing a man's hat, began to write with a pencil and paper on the crown thereof. About four yards from these two lunatics, a tall idiot, with a pale, cadaverous face, and black beard, got upon his feet and whirled round like a top, clapping his hands, shaking, and muttering. At last he made a dead point with one of his hands at the Irish medium, who was granting, blowing, and rolling her head, like a person under the influence of opium. Mr. Bingham objected to these demonstrations. A member, much excited, demanded that the spirits should be allowed to talk. A big fat man who sat on the platform, of the John Rogers breed, cried out, 'Obey God rather than man; let the spirits speak. * * * Amen, Amen.' This scene exceeded all that could be imagined of bedlamism and folly. The chairman repudiated all such fanaticism and folly as this. If these were spiritual communications he preferred the communications we could have from the spirits of living men. He would not allow his reason to be imposed upon by such irrational demonstrations. The chairman is a man of talent, apparently, and has candour and reason. How he got into such a squad is beyond comprehension. The convention adjourned for three months, to meet at some other locality in this State." - American Paper.

County Cavan Newspaper Transcription Project

Ireland Home Page
County Cavan

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All rights to the pages found within this site are retained by the original submitter of the information. Pages may be printed or copied for personal use only. They may NOT be reproduced in any form in whole or in part by any individual or organization for profit.