Published in Cavan, county Cavan

May 5, 1853

EXECUTION AT ENNIS. -- The Stockpooles, two men and a woman, condemned at the last Spring Assizes for the murder of their nephew, James Stackpoole(sic) at Blanalough, near Miltownmalbay, on the ..... September last, were executed, on Friday, in front of the gaol at Ennis. A great number of people assembled to witness the mournful spectacle.

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. -- Dr. Kirwan held an inquest on Saturday, at 40, Patrick-street, on a boy named William M'Glynn, aged thirteen years. This melancholy accident occurred under the following circumstances: -- The deceased was employed to sweep out the aisle of St. Patrick's Church, and climbed up to a place called the Friars' Walk, to serch(sic) for pigeon's nests, when he fell from a height of seventy feet, and died almost immediately, from the effects of the fall. Verdict, "Accidental death."

A NEGRO VIEW OF SLAVERY. -- The Examiner says that a dashing free negro from the United States married the daughter of a very respectable coloured citizen of Toronto, but, getting no money with her, as he anticipated, sent off South, where he said that he had rich friends, and there sold his wife, and was aquatulated?(squatulated?)." the father is now left to find if not to purchase his recently-married daughter in the slave market of the South. -- American Paper.

Some one has taken the trouble of ascertaining the ages of the cabinet ministers ; and here they are: Lord Lansdowne is 73 ; Lord Cranworth 63 ; Lord John Russell and Sir James Graham, 61 ; Sir Charles Wood, 53 ; Mr. Gladstone, 44 ; Sir. W. Molesworth and Mr. Sydney Herbert, 43 ; Duke of Newcastle, 42 ; Lord Granville, 38 ; Duke of Argyll, 30. Their joint ages are 689 , and their average age 53, that of Sir Charles Wood. Seven are under 70 years of age, and six above that age.

May 12, 1853


If emigrants would only use a little forethought we should not hear of so many complaints respecting their diet on board, and sundry other matters. They must not expect to have everything just as they would get it on shore. A little piece of advice, therefore, at the present moment we do not think ill-timed.

When you have settled to go, secure your berth as soon as you can; select it a little abaft the main hatch – here you feel the motion less, and get more air.

Pack your things as snug as possible, as everything is charged for in the dock, and you will have less items to look after’ take a list of the contents of every box, and let them be marked ‘wanted,’ you will know then were to look for what you may want on the passage.

When you start for the ship, do it in the morning – you then stand a chance of getting through before the bustle commences, and you will have less car expense to pay, and more time for yourself.

Get your extra provisions as soon as you can; do not delay it till the last moment, till you are obliged to buy at the dock-gates, where you have to pay extravagantly for everything.

You should take with you some flour and suet cut up; mix both together dry – they will keep well, and be always ready. Onions, potatoes, and dried herbs, these three things are very useful in making a sea=pie of a stew out of your salt meat after it has been soaked. Wrap the potatoes and onions up separately, each one in paper, and stow them in a hamper; by doing this, if one gets bad it will not affect the rest. Pack your herbs and put them in papers; don’t forget mint and a little celery-seed for your pea-soup. A few loaves of bread cut up and sent to the baker, with directions to put them in a slow oven and do them to a light brown. A few quarts of dried green and split peas. A couple of hams. A little pepper, mustard, salt, and pickles. A few raisins and currants, with the addition of a little tea, coffee, cocoa, and sugar. Now the major part of these things could be stowed in a flour-barrel, would be compact, and wouldn’t cost much. You wouldn’t want to use these things directly, as you would take with you a few articles for present use.

Among your other requirements, there are – a sponge, a scrubbing-brush, a frying-pan, a three-quart saucepan, a good stout fishing-line, and some large hooks, sufficient for a fish thirty or forty pounds weight.

A two-gallon keg is much better for water than tin or earthenware, and would, in case of necessity, make a life-preserver.

In putting up iron or steel goods, rub them with a little mercurial ointment –it will keep off the rust.

Mind there are no holes or cracks in your boxes, for if the ship has been within the tropics she is sure to have cockroaches on board; you may not see any of them when you visit her, but wait till she gets into a warm latitude – therefore, if you wish to preserve your clothing, bear this in mind.

Keep on deck as much as you can, and you’ll soon get over your sickness.

A little bit of dried fish is the best thing to stay the stomach with.

Of course we don’t pretend to mention everything you may require, as we haven’ t space, but we have specified things that will add materially to your co mfort. We know so, since we speak from experience.



In the matter of the estate of Stephen MAJOR, Esq., owner and petitioner (now deceased), continued in the name of Thomas Robert MAJOR, his eldest son and heir-at-law, a minor.

Lot 1 – That part of the lands lf Lyderchy, otherwise Listerahoe

(Listerahee?), situated in the parish of Clonbroney, barony of Granard, and County of Longford, containing 97A 1R. 18r Irish plantation measure, being 157A. 2R. 36r statute measure, of arable and pasture land, producing £137 2s 11d annually, and held under a lease of lives renewable for ever, dated 17th of May, 1806, at the yearly rent of £9 2s 1d sterling, and a peppercorn renewal fine, and to £9 11s impropriate and rectorial tithe rent-charge per annum. A lease in perpetuity has lately been obtained, dated the 10th of December, 1852.

Mr. M’MANUS was declared the purchaser at £1,801.

Lot 2 – That part of the Lands of Upper and Lower Killeen, in the parish of Granard, barony of Granard, and county of Longford, containing 170A Irish plantation measure, being 275A 1r 24r statute measure, producing £78 2s 3d annually; and held under a lease of lives renewable for ever bearing date the 13th day of June 1750, at the yearly rent of 30£ sterling, and a peppercorn renewal fine.

The tithe rent-charge is payable by the tenants.

Mr. BURNS was declared the purchaser at 970£.


Lot 3 – That part of the lands of Doogery, otherwise Doogerbeg, situate in the parish of Cloon, barony of Carrigallen, and county of Leitrim, containing 40A Irish plantation measure, being 64A 3R 6r statute measure, producing 23£ 3s annually, held under a fee farm grant, dated 24th day of March, 18u00, from Martin Crofton ARMSTRONG, Esq., at the yearly rent of 4£ 12s 4d sterling. The tithe rent- charge is payable by the tenants.

Mr. O’Connor HOWE became the purchaser of this lot for 320£, in trust.


Lot 4 – That part of the lands of Dungummon, called Mount Pallas and Little Mount Pallas, in the parish of Kilbride, barony of Clonmahon, and county of Cavan, containing 867A 1P Irish plantation measure, being 140A 0R 9P statute measure, producing 110£ 13s 2d annually, subject to a quit-rent of 10s 6d, and 2£ 10s 10d the rent-charge yearly, and a charge, by way of jointure, of 100£ per annum, payable during the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane MAJOR, the widow of the late owner and petitioner.

Mr. BURNS was declared the purchaser at 750£.

HORRIBLE OCCURRENCE – A CHILD KILLED BY A BEAR. – A shocking tragedy occurred at Portsmouth on Friday evening. The 38th Regiment, quartered in that garrison, possess two bears, one of which was kept in a yard adjoining a public house (The Rose and Crown, in St. Nicholas-street), adjacent to the barracks. A little boy, about six years of age, son of the landlord, whose name is CARLEY, appears to have been playing with the animal, which was considered by the officers of the regiment to be remarkably docile, when it seized him with its paws and dragged him to its den. The child screamed out and a neighbour ran to his assistance, and commenced belabouring the brute with his wooden prop. The bear by this time, however, had, with his teeth seized the unfortunate child by the neck, shaking him, in the language of the person who had come to his assistance, as a dog would shake a cat. Another man coming into the yard attacked the animal with a crowbar, and he was at length compelled to relinquish his hold of the child, but who, on being taken away, was quite dead. His neck was dislocated, and the flesh torn open in a frightful manner, the teeth of the savage beast having met, apparently, in the child’s throat. An important vein being opened, every drop of blood in the boy’s body seemed to flow out on the pavement of the yard, and this was licked up by the bear with a relish most sickening to behold. The brute, having tasted of human blood, then became most ferocious, and had to be destroyed forthwith, which was effected by administering a strong dose of poison. At the inquest that was held on the child’s body, it appeared that the 38th Regiment had two bears in Mr. CURLEY’s yard, paying him 5s. a week for the use of it, but that about six weeks since they became very troublesome to him, one of them escaping and creating great alarm in the locality, on which he complained to the officers of that regiment, when they sent one of the bears away to Gosport, where the 88th Regiment have another bear. The coroner’s inquest returned a verdict to the effect – "That death was caused by the bear’s attack, and that sufficient caution had not been used in placing it in a place of security."

On Thursday morning, a man named Mathew HAZELEY, a sawyer, who was employed at the Boyne Viaduct Bridge works, for some time past, dropped suddenly dead while at his employment.

At a late sale in the Encumbered Estates Court An estate in Wexford brought fifty years’ purchase, and one out of four lots in the county Fermanagh brought eighty years’ purchase.

Mr. Edmund Burke ROCHE, M.P., the largest grower of flax in Ireland, has added 1,000 acres to the breadth previously given by him to the cultivation of that plant.

A dreadful colliery explosion occurred last week at Dudley, which caused the deaths of six men and three boys, besides others severely wounded.

MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE. – A man named FADDEN, living at Cloghaneely, County Donegal, who had been out of his mind for some time, made an attempt to stab his little child, with a pair of hedge clippers, and on his wife interfering, cut her throat, immediately after which he cut his own. Surgical assistance was immediately called in, and the unfortunate pair were removed to the hospital. The woman’s life was despaired of. The man, when returning from Dunfanaghy, some time since, was attacked by a person who owed him a grudge, and received a severe blow on the head, from the effect of which he lost his senses.

A scheme has been approved of by the Scottish bishops, and subscriptions are being raised, for providing parsonages for all the clergy of the Episcopal church in Scotland.

MAY FAIR. – The monthly fair, held on Friday, was well attended by some English and a great many Scotch buyers. The show of horses was large, the demand brisk, and a good many changed owners at high prices. Milch cows were numerous, and sold well; springers very dear; beef cattle were in good demand. There was a large show of sheep, which sold from 3£ down.

Our laughter loving readers will rejoice to hear that a new work is immediately forthcoming from the pen of Judge HALIBURTON. It is in two volumes, and bears the attractive title of "Sam Slick’s Wise Saws and Modern Instances; or, What He Said, Did or Invented."


In the Matter of the
Esquire, Owner,

Take Notice, that the Commissioners have Sold the Lands of ROCKWOOD,
otherwise Tincalan(Tincahan?) (Lower), Tircahan (Upper), Gertaleg (Upper), Dunglave
(part of), Tonyquis, Newtown, Gortmore, Callion, otherwise Towneagru(?), Gub or
Gub Wallace, Fisnagho, or Finahoo, and Magherea otherwise Mohers, situate in
the Barony of Tullyhaw, and
And the Draft Schedule of Incumbrances being lodged in the Office of the General Clerk, if any person have a claim not therein inserted, or any objection to said Schedule, particularly in respect of the Deeds mentioned in the Schedule hereto, or any lien on the purchase money, a statement, duly verified, of the particulars of such claim, objection, or lien, must be lodged by such person in said Office, on or before the Fourteenth day of June next, and on the following Monday at the Hour of eleven o’Clock A.M., Mountifort LOUGFIELD, L.L.D., one of the Commissioners, will give directions for the final settlement of said Schedule. And you are to take notice, that, within the time aforesaid, any person may file an objection to any demand reported to you in the Draft Schedule.

Schedule referred to by the foregoing notice: --
Deed dated 2nd June, 1759, being a Mortgage For £1500 b y John ENERY to William CROOKAHAPKA.
Deed dated 7th May, 1760, being an annuity granted to one Francis ENERY, until the consideration money, £2000, paid off.
Deed dated 1st October, 1763, whereby a term of years was created to raise £ 3000, which was subsequently appointed to one Catherine ENERY.
Deed dated 21st December, 1771, being a Mortgage for £1975 16s., by John ENERY to George TANDY.
Dated 29th day of April, 1853

Secretary. {seal}
JOHN COLLUM, Solicitor, having carriage of the proceedings, 70, Talbot-street, Dublin.


THE Board of Guardians of the above Union will, on the 26th day of MAY inst., proceed to appoint competent persons to the following situations for the New Workhouse, with the annexed-salaries, and with apartments, and such rations as the Guardians may hereafter determine:

MASTER £35 per annum.

The porter will get a suit of livery.

The Guardians pledge themselves to give the preference for the situations of Master and Matron to persons who have hitherto had experience in Workhouse management,; and they prefer a married couple – in that case the Master’s salary to be only £30 per annum.

The Master to enter into a Bond, with two Sureties, for £200 each, and the Matron for £100, and the Porter in £30. Salaries to commence on the day each officer is required to enter upon his or her duties.

Sealed applications, enclosing testimonials of character and competency, with Names of Sureties and directed to the Chairman, will be received by up to 11 o ’clock on the above named day.

Candidates to be in attendance at the Board-room.
(By Order)
Board room, 4th May, 1853.

May 19, 1853


On the morning of Monday, the 16th inst., in this town, at her father's residence, Mrs. C. Phillips, deeply and deservedly regretted by all her friends and acquaintances

May 24, 1853


The Queen v. Zachariah Wallace, Proprietor and Editor of the Anglo-Celt.

(From Saunders's News-Letter)

Mr. FITZGIBBON, Q.C., applied on the part of the traverser, who had been sentenced to six months' imprisonment in the gaol of Cavan, for a libel on the officers and soldiers of the 31st Regiment, having reference to the Six-mile Bridge affair, that the prison regulations might be modified in his favour, so as to allow his wife access to him on more than three days in the week, and also that his servants and others in his employment should be admitted. Mr. Wallace was the editor of the Anglo-Celt newspaper, and it became absolutely necessary to the management of his paper that those in his employment should have opportunities for seeing him, and taking his instructions.

Judge Crampton -- Is there an instance of such an application as the present.

Mr. Fitzgibbon -- Yes; in the case of Mr. Cardwell, who was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in the Richmond Penitentiary, I obtained an order that the clerks of that gentleman, who was an attorney, should be permitted to assist him every day in order to the carrying on of his business.

Judge Crampton asked where was the line to be drawn if the court once interfered(sic) with the discretion of the Board of Superintendence. Would a shop-keeper be entitled to have his servants see him when he desired it -- would every professional man -- and was a distinction to be drawn between the treatment of the poor, and of those who were in a more elevated position?

Mr. Fitzgibbon -- When the sentence of six months' imprisonment was passed on my client it never was meant, I am sure, to destroy his property, as result which must arise if he cannot take any share in its management.

Judge Perrin -- Do you move by way of petition?

Mr. Fitzgibbon replied that he moved on an affidavit, and not by petition. The traverser also stated that he was in delicate health, and had been refused permission to take either wine, spirits, or air, although he never meant to use any unless so much as his medical attendant might think necessary for him.

Judge Perrin inquired if counsel had a copy of the regulations of Cavan gaol?

Mr. Fitzgibbon replied in the negative. Judge Perrin thought that the present application was brought without sufficient materials upon which the court could act.

Judge Moore -- And I am sure there is no regulation to prevent a prisoner taking wine if recommended by the medical officer as beneficial to the health of a prisoner.

Judge Crampton did not see anything more dangerous than the course now required of calling upon them to interfere with the rules established for the general regulation of the gaol. Was it because Mr. Wallace was the proprietor of a newspaper that a regulation was to be made in his case? Was it in consequence of the nature of the libel of which he had been convicted -- was it because he filled a respectable position in life that an exemption should be made in his favour? If the rules were to be suspended in favour of one individual, where was the distinction of classes to end?

Judge Perrin thought that there might be cases in which distinctions would be made, but the question was not brought properly before the court.

Mr. Fitzgibbon initiated that he would mention the matter again after a petition had been prepared and the prison rules obtained.

Mr. Corballis, Q.C., said that the crown did not interpose in the matter thinking it one exclusively between the Board of Superintendence and the Court.


On the 23rd inst., in the Roman Catholic Church of this town, by the Right Rev. Dr. Browne, Edward O'Reilly, Esq., of 435?(135?), Broadway, New York, to Catherine, only daughter of the late Patrick Nulty, Esq., Cavan.


On 18th? May, at Mountpleasant square, Sarah Elizabeth, wife of Dr. Edwards, of Clonard(?), county Meath.

May 26, 1853


The presentment sessions for the barony of Tullygarvey was held in Cootehill on Thursday last before Thomas JOHNSTON, Esq., J.P., Redhill Demesne (Chairman); Samuel MOOREHEAD, Esq., J.P. FORTWILLIAM, Cootehill; and Edward M'INTOSH, Esq., J.P. Cootehill -- with whom were associated the following


Messrs. Samuel MARTIN, Tullyvin Robert ARGUE, Gortsken Phil. SMITH, Artons Charles MURPHY, Newgrove Mills, Edward M'CAULEY, Rathtrossan(?) and Patt DEVINE, Kilnagarbet. Messrs. Edward E. MAYNE, Secretary to the Grand Jury, and ---- GAHAN, County Surveyor, were in attendance.

At these sessions there were scarce three dozen persons present. Mr. GAHAN refused to certify for a number of presentments of contractors, on account of (in his opinion) their roads not having been in repair or finished at the time prescribed by their bonds; and consequently were refused to be (flated?) or presented for, save one or two ; that of Mr. Thomas M'CABE, of Dromouns, for the old Cornabase road ; and the road from Cootehill to Bailieborough, of which Mr. Michael SMITH, of Drung, was the contractor, which, having been opposed by Mr. Charles MURPHY (one of the associated cess-payers), an angry and acrimonious discussion took place, terminating in Mr. SMITH's presentment being passed by the majority of the Bench, on account of Mr. MURPHY having refused to give Mr. SMITH liberty to quarry stones in a quarry belonging to him (Mr. MURPHY).


An application was made by Widow Ellen CARAHER of Dromona, for the malicious burning of her office-house, a byre, and a barn, on the night of the 15h or early in the morning of the 15th of February last. Damages laid at 11£. 10s. 6d.

It appeared in evidence that at the time and place in question the malicious injury was perpetrated, and that it amounted to the sum aforesaid ; that it was in consequence of Mrs. CARRAHER having taken some land (the estate of Mr. R. BURROWES) out of which a defaulting tenant had been ejected.

The application was opposed by cess-payers residing in the neighbourhood, on the ground that the fire was accidental.

The Court granted 10£. damages.


Mr. Charles MURPHY of Newgrove Mills, (one of the associated cess-payers), then applied for 5£. for a malicious injury alleged to have been done in his mill-race, which was opposed by Mr. John BERRY, Wilson DUNLOP, and other cess-payers.

After an angry discussion, the Bench -- upon a division -- decided upon granting the sum of 1£. with the view of having the matter brought before the Grand Jury and Judge at the next assizes of Cavan, as it relates to a question of title of proprietary.

CORONER'S INQUEST. A CHILD BURNED TO DEATH. -- Dr. MACFADEN, one of the coroners of this county, held an inquest in Cootehill on Saturday, sen'night(?), on the remains of a male infant child, aged three years, son of a labourer of the name of John DALY, who was burned on the day previous (Friday, 20th inst.) The following are briefly the facts elicited in evidence : -- John DALY, the father, who is a widower, with three children, all sons, went to attend his usual avocation as a truck-barrow man, on that day (Friday), which is the market day of Cootehill, and left his son, the deceased, in care of an elder brother, a child aged about six years, who neglected his duty and went out to play, and on his return in about two hours, found his little brother, the deceased, outside the gable-end of the house, which is a cabin situate in the immediate suburbs of the town, with its clothes all burned. He then alarmed the neighbours, and, amongst the rest who came to his assistance, was a woman of the name of Mary BRADY, who took up the child and placed it in her apron, and carried it to the house of a neighbour. There was no evidence as to how the melancholy accident occurred or the cause of it. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts.


Died, at ten o'clock on Tuesday morning, at his residence, Upper Rathmines, after a short and severe illness, Frederick William CONWAY, Esq., Editor and Proprietor of the Dublin Evening Post. His remains will be interred on to-morrow (Friday) in Glasnetlin(? - very difficult to read) Cemetery.

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