Published in Cavan, county Cavan

June 1, 1854



In the Matter of the
WILLIAM LOVE, Petitioner.

SALE 15TH JUNE, 1854.

THE Commissioners will on THURSDAY the 15th day of JUNE, 1854, at 12 o'Clock, at their Court, Sell BY AUCTION all that part of the LANDS of Aughakilmore, in the parish of Ballymachue, Barony of Clonmahon, and


Containing 76 Irish acres, plantation measure, held under a fee-farm grant, bearing date the 12th of March, 1841, subject to ?70 a year for Head Rent, and ?5 13s. 5d. for Tithe Rent Charge, and let at a gross annual rent of ?92 0s. 5d.

Dated this 24th day of April, 1854.

JOHN LOCKE, Auction Clerk. The portion of Aughakilmore to be sold in this matter forms part of a large Townland about five miles from Kilnaleck and two from Ballyheelan.

For Rentals and further particulars apply at the Office of the Commissioners, No. 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin, or to

JAMES and JOHN ARMSTRONG, SOLICITORS, having Carriage of Sale, No. 9, Lower Abbey-street, Dublin, and Cavan, or to

JOHN TATLOW, Solicitor, No. 15, York-street, Dublin.


ON and after the first day of MAY,


Will leave the LANESBOROUGH ARMS' HOTEL, BELTURBET, EVERY Morning at half-past Seven o'Clock, and arrive at the Post-office, in Cavan, at Nine; will return at Ten o'Clock and arrive in Belturbet at half-past eleven; will leave Belturbet Every evening at Two o'Clock, arriving in Cavan at half-pasts Three; and leave the Post-office, Cavan, at half-past Four, and arrive in Belturbet at Six, thereby giving a double communication to the two towns.

Belturbet, April 26, 1854.



SIR - As I am well aware of your enlightened exertions, and able advocacy, in advancing on all occasions the industrial interests and commercial prosperity of the county of Cavan, by promoting works of public utility, such as railways, agricultural improvements, flax cultivation, mines, manufactures, gas works, &c., I have taken the liberty of troubling the Celt on a subject which now prominently attracts public attention, and is particularly interesting to the people of Cavan. I have read an account of a railway meeting held some months ago at Cootehill, and various articles in reference to the same subject in the Celt, at different times, and think that those who advocate a line of railway, connecting Cavan and Cootehill with Dundalk, by a branch, to form a junction with the Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway at Ballybay instead of that projected by the Mullingar Company from Cavan to Clones, Monaghan, and Belfast, have decidedly the best part of the argument. I beg to offer some observations on the subject, as I am well aware of the impartiality of the Proprietor of the Celt, and that he, at all times, opens his columns to hear the arguments on all sides of public questions, as the only means of arriving at a right conclusion. As to any opinions I may offer, they have, at least, one merit, that of being perfectly disinterested, having no connection whatever with either of the Railway Companies, but at the same time feeling much interested in the prosperity of my native county of Cavan. With respect to the battle between rival Railway Companies, that is only a secondary object; the real question for the Cavan men to consider is the interest and prosperity of their own town, and of all the other towns in their county. As to rival railway projectors, like rival lovers, they go a great way to push their points, and oust each other, to promote their own particular objects; therefore the making of a railway should be considered, not with regard to the interests of Railway Companies, but with respect to the public good. The line of railway between Cavan and Mullingar, now in course of construction, under the auspices of the great Dagard, an, like all his undertakings, sure to be completed, at a given time (his name being a sufficient guarantee), is calculated to be of immense importance to the people of Cavan. It will open to them a; direct communication with the rich agricultural counties of Meath, Westmeath, and Longford, and affords to travelers a rapid transit to Dublin, with which they have a daily intercourse, or if any wish it they can go by rail to Galway, in the far west.

The projected extension of the line from Cavan to Clough, and onward to Monaghan, Armagh, and Belfast, would, if completed, form a grand chain of railway communication, connecting Cavan with Galway and Belfast. But the question for the intelligent men of Cavan to decide is, how much would that great line promote the trade and commerce of their town and county, and to consider whether it would be more beneficial to their interests to have a direct railway intercourse with Clones, Monaghan, Armagh, and Belfast, or with Cootehill and other intermediate places, onwards to Dundalk. In my opinion, the county of Cavan would derive more advantages from a railway traffic and commercial intercourse with the eastern coast of Ireland and the seaport towns of Dundalk, Newry, and Drogheda, thus opining a direct communication with England than would be gained by intercourse with the distant northern port of Belfast, or with Galway and the western coast. Instead of expecting beneficial intercourse with remote places, it would be better look nearer home. There is a natural and intimate comme5rcial connexion between Cavan, Cootehill, and the country onward to Dundalk, Newry, and Drogheda, and it will be found more beneficial to turn the tide of trade and traffic - in the county of Cavan - in that direction, than to the more distant north and the far west. It will be seen by a glance at the Map, that Dundalk is the direct and natural seaport for Cavan; and the ports of Drogheda and Newry would also be opened to Cavan by the Cootehill line, which would be calculated to have a great traffic, both in goods and passengers, while on the other hand it is evident that almost all the traffic, either in goods or passengers, from the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Derry, Tyrone, Monaghan, and Louth, with Dublin, will certainly be by the Belfast, Armagh, Dundalk, and Drogheda lines of railway, and not by the long circuitous route to the metropolis, by Clones, Cavan, and Mullingar; therefore the projected branch from Cavan to Clones, Armagh, and Belfast, if made, is not likely to prove a profitable concern. The great data for beneficial railway communication are, population, produce and industrial resources; therefore railways should run by thriving towns, and through populous, fertile, and well cultivated districts, rather than through a barren country, with a poor population, and places destitute of industrial progress; and it appears most probably that two persons, or, perhaps, three would travel on a railway between Cavan, Cootehill, Ballibay, and the country onward to Dundalk, Newry, and Drogheda, for one who would travel between Cavan, Clones, Monaghan, Armagh, and Belfast, and that two or three tons of agricultural produce, and goods of various kinds, would be carried by the Cavan, Cootehill, and Dundalk line, for one ton by the line from Cavan to Clones and Belfast, therefore I assume a commercial intercourse, a trade and traffic, both in goods and passengers, of two, or three to one in favour of a railway communication between Cavan, Cootehill, Dundalk, Drogheda, and Newry, over that between Cavan, Clones, Armagh, and Belfast, my proofs being founded on population, produce, industrial resources, identity of interests, proximity, and beneficial intercourse between Cavan and the seaports of Dundalk, Newry, and Drogheda, in preference to the far distant Belfast. I believe the great majority of the intelligent mercantile men, gentry, farmers, shop-keepers, and traders, who know the actual condition of the country and towns in the various localities, will be of the same opinion; but if my statement cannot be supported by facts, let it be contradicted by substantial arguments, and fall to the ground.

The Dundalk and Enniskillen Company appear anxious and able to make this line of railway from Cavan to Cootehill, and onward to join the Dundalk line at Ballibay, and seem to be supported by the majority of men of property and influence in the county of Cavan, and by many of the chief landed proprietors in Louth and Monaghan. It is also to be observed, that the projected line from Cavan to Cootehill will be connected with the Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway, and form a junction with the Ulster Railway at Armagh, and will, therefore, afford a ready communication by rail to Monaghan, Armagh, and Belfast, as well as to Dundalk, Newry, and Drogheda; but the great advantage of the Cavan and Cootehill line is, that it will give a direct communication with Dundalk, and thus lead to a rapid communication with Liverpool, a most important object as regards the export of cattle, corn, and other produce, and the importation of coal and other commodities, and manufactured goods from that great English seaport. The cheap carriage of coal from Dundalk to Cavan is a matter of immense importance and can never be realized to such advantage by any communication between Cavan and Belfast. A railway from Cavan to Cootehill and Dundalk would open a great trade and traffic for passengers and produce, and afford communication, by a line running not very remote from many towns on the way, such as Ballyhaise, Bailieborough, Shercock, Kingscourt, and Carrickmacross, while the Dundalk and Enniskillen line will sufficiently supply the towns of Castleblayney, Ballibay, Monaghan, and Clones. With respect to the line projected from Cavan to Belfast, by Clones, if it ever be made, it should take the route by Belturbet, for that town has much stronger claims than Clones, as clearly shown by a statement published some time ago in the Anglo-Celt, and drawn up by Dr. O'DONOVAN, giving statistical tables of the extensive traffic connected with Belturbet.

In conclusion, I think it may be safely stated that a railway from Cavan to Cootehill and Dundalk, and leading also to Newry and Drogheda, would create at least twice the amount of trade and traffic, both in goods and passengers, with Cavan, and other towns in that county, that could be done by a line from Cavan to Clones, Armagh, and Belfast, the Cavan and Cootehill line running through populous, well cultivated, and industrial districts, and near thriving towns, in the counties of Cavan, Monaghan, and Louth, affording a ready communication, and rapid commercial intercourse, with the seaports of Dundalk, Newry, and Drogheda, and with Liverpool, furnishing every facility of transit for passengers and produce - corn, cattle, sheep, provision, pigs, poultry, eggs, butter, bacon, fish, potatoes, flax, flax-seed, coal, iron, slates, timber, merchandise, and manufactured goods of all kinds. Cheap and quick carriage, for every article of import and export, would vastly promote the commercial prosperity not only of Cavan but of many other towns, most materially increase the business at fairs and markets, and develope(sic) the hitherto dormant industrial resources of the entire country.

Dublin, May 25, 1854

OUTRAGE AT CROSSDONEY. On Saturday last, a Ms (Mr?) Julia HENRY, one of Mr. DARGAN's engineers on the extension line of the Midland Great Western Railway from Mullingar to Cavan, was measuring a work done by a certain batch of the workmen, and cutting within half a mile of the little village of Crossdoney, ion this county, the ganger, or foreman, of the batch ran up to him and struck him with a pickaxe as he stooped, and was prevented from repeating the blow only by being seized by a man who was present. It seems that the ganger is accountable for the batch, and that Mr. HENRY was insisting that during the week the proper quantity of work had not been done, so that he should have to make the deficiency good out of his own weekly stipend. The aggressor made his escape, the person who had seized upon him pausing(?) to raise the fallen gentleman, and, there being no others present to detain him, as all the men had given up their work some time previously and gone to the fair, which was being then held in the village. Medical aid was at once at hand for Mr. HENRY, by O'REILLY of Ballinagh, which is about a mile distant, having come with his usual promptitude to his assistance, and done for him all that his eminent skills and experience suggested, while Dr. HALPIN, from Cavan, also came up with all possible celerity to the spot. The aggressor, Terence DORAN, a county Monaghan man, was not arrested until about twelve o'clock, when Constable KERR, from Crossdoney, and his (...) came upon him and brought him to the barrack where he seized a tongs and inflicted a rather severe injury on Kerr's head, as also upon a servant girl who attended there. On Sunday he was removed to the gaol, where he acted as one demented, and was prevented from doing serious injury with two (...) hammers upon which he seized, only by the united exertions of the governor and several of the turnkeys, who had to resort to considerable force to deprive him of his formidable weapons, and put him into a cell, so there would be no possibility of him doing (...). He was actually driven into it at bayonet point, and was wounded, both in the back of the head, from sharp stones, upon which he was thrown, and by a bayonet in the thigh. Whether he is mad or not, it is certain that he had been drinking to excess for several days before, and was in the "horrors", as they are called, at the time, besides, we have been informed that his relations with Mr. HENRY were upon previous occasions of a peculiarly friendly character, so much so that that gentleman, who, we are happy to add is now out of danger, is quite averse to prosecuting him. Doran is to be brought to the magistrate at Petty Sessions in Ballinagh one day week.


Charles CAVANAGH, a guard of the Enniskillen coach, preferred a charge against the coachman and some of the passengers, who had traveled up to Dublin on the previous night, of having attempted to rob Her Majesty's mail bags.

Upon investigation, however, it appeared that the complainant had been intoxicated and incapable of discharging his duties, and whilst in that condition had assaulted the defendant, and had then forward the above accusation to screen his own conduct.

Dr. KELLY fined the prisoner 5? for each assault, or, in default of payment, two months' imprisonment. There being three cases this was equivalent to a sentence of six months imprisonment.

LONGEVITY. - On the 21st of May, near Blacklion, in this county, Anne MAGEE, aged 110 years.

SHIPWRECK - The ship Winchester from Liverpool for Boston foundered at sea on the 3rd ult. There were lost - Eileen MURPHY, Catherine HAYES, Patrick M'CARTHY, P. M'GLASS, Catherine M'CARTHY, James(?) Joanes(?) KELLY, Catherine M'CLELLAND, Margaret LEAD, Patrick CROFT, John HARRY, Rosora(?)Hosora(?) Honora(?) BRADY, Thomas CARTY, P. CLANCEY, Jane CLESSON(?) CLEASON(?) Catherine ELISON, Mary M'DONALD, James COTTON, John HAMILTON, Richard SPRING, Margaret SULLLIVAN, James NIXON, Hugh M'DERMOTT, Margaret DRUN, Honora BRADY, Catherine BRADY, the latter the mother of the last previously named.

LEPROSY - This terrible malady is spreading vastly in Norway. Hospitals for those infected with it are being provided by parliament, and none when it has seized can marry until he is completely cured.

THE WORM TURNING - Official reports make it appear that about 70 Russian noblemen are every year killed by their serfs.


Before Theophilus THOMPSON, William SMYTH, Robert ERSKINE, Abraham BRUSH, and William SMYTH, Esqrs., J.P.'s, and associated Appraisers.

Messrs. James REILLY, Cavan; Hugh BRADYT, Butlersbridge; Robert FEGAN, Swellan; George NESBITT, Ballyhaise; and Roland SAVAGE, Drumurry.

Mr. John ARMSTRONG, solicitor, on behalf of Mr. John MAGINNESS, of Cavan, made application that he could be allowed to proceed with a presentment, for a malicious injury sustained by burning of his premises last December. He had forgotten to serve to (...) notices, but Mr. MAYNE would tell them that they now had the power to waive the formality.

Mr. SMYTH - Oh, Mr. ARMSTRONG you should not interrupt us.

Mr. ARMSTRONG - I beg pardon, Mr. SMYTH, I was not interrupting, but making a necessary motion. The judge of assize would not say I was interrupting, neither does the chairman, and I would much prefer either of their opinions to yours.

Mr. ARMSTRONG was heard, but having appealed to Mr. MAYNE, the secretary of the grand jury, that gentlemen did not agree with him, and the application was refused.

A presentment for 5?, 2s. 6df. to John LYONS, being disallowed by the county surveyor, was consequently thrown out, but subsequently Mr. NESBITT moved, and Mr. FEGAN seconded that the county surveyor should go again and view the road which Mr. LYONS said he had now in first rate order.

Mr. M'LENEHAN moved an amendment, and Mr. BRUSH(?) seconded it, that the matter be not reconsidered.

No others having voted for the amendment, the motion was declared carried.

Mr. BRUSH(?) - I don't care whether it is carried or not, the motive of the case is overlooked; the county surveyor having disallowed the thing, and the work being deferred so long, it was monstrous to give him an opportunity of having his presentment allowed.

There was little else of importance.


Wm. SMITH, Esq., J.P., in the Chair.

Other guardians present - Abraham BRUSH, J.P.; Robert ERSKINE, J.P.; Theophilus THOMPSON, J.P.; Messrs. Robert FEGAN, James KLROY, William PRATT, G. BELL, Peter BRADY, SPINKS, John LYONS, Bernard GAFFNEY, George NESBITT, and Owen DONEGAN.

The last day's minutes being read, and the state of the house, it appeared that one out of every three of inmates was in the infirmary or fever hospital, a fact which the clerk accounted for by stating that nearly all of those who come into the house during the week, are for one or the other place, and not simply looking .... In their destitution.

On proceeding to the admission of paupers, the chairman said a thing was of constant occurrence, (...) which he thought called for remark. One half the persons applying for admission, are women pregnant, and coming here to be delivered. This house and the poor law system encouraged profligacy.

Mr. BELL - What are you to do with them if they are in destitution?

Mr. KILROY - You can at least examine them carefully, ascertain who the father is and make him pay.

Mary TAYLOR was called in and declared that she was unable to work, being pregnant. The father of it was William DUNNE, who has left the country.

Chairman - What is DUNNE?

TAYLOR - A Protestant, your worship.

Chairman - I mean how does he live?

TAYLOR - He is a servant boy.

The clerk stated that he knew the circumstances, the girl being from Arva, and formerly in his own service. She went to live with a man named FOSTER, who she alleged had intercourse with her himself, and then removed her bed into the same room in which the servant boy slept, where he had connection with her also.

Mr. THOMPSON - If her story is true, the reason of the master changing her sleeping apartment is clear. He threw her in the way of danger, that the onus might be removed from his own shoulders.

Two children having applied for admission, the Chairman proceeded to examine them as to where their mother was.

Mr. BELL --Oh, you need not bother yourself, I know all about them, you can admit them.

Chairman - When did you see your mother, child?

Mr. BELL - Oh, they must get in; if I would have kept them out I would not put them in on my own division. I offered to pay lodging money for them myself, but could not provide the lodging; the priest turned them out of a little cabin they lived in in the chapel-yard. He was also anxious to wipe away the bad name which Redhills had by them, by getting them out of it.

Mr. Peter BRADY - You are very averse to investigation; when there was a word of anything that would inculpate the priest, you were most explicit.

The children were admitted.

Another girl having applied for admission, the Chairman stated that he got her a situation last week, which she left, being unwilling to do the work of it.

The girl stated that she was unwell.

Mr. SMYTH - Oh, that is all stuff.

Mr. BELL - What does the Doctor say.

Mr. M...? - She is, I repeat what I said before, quite unable to work. I can assure Mr. SMYTH I am incapable of stating a falsehood. If she be a burden on a particular division, I can't help it.

Another pregnant woman sought admission.

Captain PHILLIPS - Before the session closes I think we ought to suggest some amendment to the poor-law act, by which the necessity that is upon us of encouraging this state of things would be done away with.

Mr. ERSKINE - Why not move to have a lying-in hospital attached to the workhouse? That would be a good amendment.

Mr. THOMPSON - Aye, or turn out county hospital into one.

A letter was read from the Protestant curate of Arva, stating that a girl named Biddy FARRALL, of Lisnag..., was in great destitution, and if the out-door relief was taken from her, as was threatened, she must die at once.

Mr. Peter BRADY - Why give her the kind of relief we refuse to all others.

Dr. HALPIN - Her chin and knees are so joined together that no power could separate them. I can state that Mr. BURROWES, the guardian of the division, (.. ) to have it continued to her.

Chairman - It is exactly for such as her that the house is intended, and not for strumpets and such others.

Mr. B. GAFFNEY - If the fact of the guardian wishing none in his division to get out-door relief was a reason why they should get it, there are three in my division that I would put in.

There was then a division -

To discontinue the relief to her and bring her into the workhouse --



Mr. FEGAN would not vote at all, and the chairman being called on to express his opinion, said that if pressed to declare himself, he should say that she was a most fit object for the workhouse, and ought therefore to come in it.

She was therefore denied out-door relief.

The Chairman put the question whether collectors should be advertised for in the usual way?

Mr. THOMPSON - Is it necessary to advertise at all? Why not give it to the old collectors?

Mr. Peter BRADY - Give it to whoever does the thing cheapest, that is the way of doing the thing.

Mr. THOMPSON moved that the advertisement propose sixpence in the pound as before.

Mr. NESBITT seconded the motion.

Mr. BRADY moved an amendment, that no rate be mentioned to them, as if they should collect for so much. He argued for his amendment that there were some divisions that could better be collected for three pence than others at a shilling; leave it to competition to decide, who will be the collectors; the old ones were very good to be sure, but there are as good fish in the sea as ever were caught out of it.

No one having seconded the amendment it dropped, and the house adjourned.

State of the Workhouse for the Week ending 27th of May, 1854.


The weekly meeting of the guardians was held to-day.

THOMAS CHAMBERS, Esq., D.V.C., in the chair.

Other Guardians present - Messrs J. O'REILLY, R. TAYLOR, James TULLY, Tomas LYNCH, B. CALLAN, J. MURRAY and G. WARING.

The number of paupers in the house on the preceding Saturday was 175. The average cost of a pauper for the wee3k was 1s. 10 ½ d. Cost in infirmary 2s. 2d. Cost in fever hospital 2s. 6d.

The cost of provisions and necessaries consumed, 21?, 2s. 10d. Numbers in the infirmary 19. Do. in the fever hospital, 2.

Reverting to the corresponding week of last year, we find that the numbers then in this workhouse were 526, and the average cost of a pauper 1s. 3d. The decrease of pauperism in this union is very satisfactory, and is proportionately greater than in any of the other unions in this county.


The following is the return of the number of paupers chargeable on each electoral division, and the Union at Large, on Saturday, the 20th day of May, 1854: --

INDOOR - Aghabog, 13; Anny, 9; Ashfield, 12; Canningstown, 10; Cootehill, 49; Cormeen, 8; Corraneary, 14; Dawsonagrove, 3; Drum, 7; Drunscam, 12; Drung, 10; Killynenagh, 1; Knappagh, 14; Larah North, 16; Larah South, 15; Lisnaveane, 2; Rakenny, 5; Tullyvin east, 16; Tullyvin West, 14; Union at Large, 10; total, 239. Remaining at the close of last week, 238; admitted during the week, 8; born, 0; discharged, 6; died, 1; remaining, 239; cost of provisions and necessaries consumed during the week 22? 7s. 7d., general average cost of an inmate for the week, 1s. 7d.; average cost in infirmary, 1 1/2 d.; ditto, in fever hospital, 4a. 0 ¼ d.



In the Matter of the

Before the Commissioners, at 14, Henrietta Street, Dublin, in the following Lots, viz: --


Comprises two Houses, Out-offices, and Gardens, in the Town of Kingscourt, and Field in Lands of Dunsree (Dunaree?), near Kingscourt, containing altogether two acres, two roods, and three perches, Irish plantation measure, held under fee-farm grant, and producing a profit rent of 22? 17s. 8 ½ d. yearly.


Comprises three houses and Gardens in the Town of Kingscourt, containing altogether one rood and seven perches Irish plantation measure, held under fee-farm grant, and producing a profit rent of 5? 8s 6d. yearly.

LOT No. 3

Comprises three Houses, Out-offices and Gardens, in the Town of Kingscourt, and five Fields in said Lands of Dunaree, and part of the Bog of Cortubbet, containing altogether sixteen acres, three roods, and twelve perches, Irish plantation measure, held partly under lease for live renewable for eve, without any renewal fine, and partly under three fee-farm grants, that is to say, seventeen perches thereof, held under the lease for lives renewable for ever, and the remainder under three fee-farm grants, and producing a profit rent of 34? 5s. 11d. yearly.

Dated this 28th day of April, 1854.

J. LOCKE, Auctions Clerk.

The Houses, Lands, and Premises to be Sold in this matter, are situate in and near the Town of Kingscourt, in the


Kingscourt is a Food and Market Town, having a fair held in it every month. It is within ten miles of the Town of Kells, in the County of Meath, from whence there is .... To the Kallway to the Seaport town of Drogheda. It is also within twelve miles of the Dundalk and Enniskillen railway, communicating with Dublin and the North of Ireland.

The Lands are of good quality, and the Houses in good repair, and are occupied by respectable tenantry who pay their rent regularly.

Private offers will be received up to the 22d day of June, 1854, by the Solicitors having the Carriage of Sale, and submitted to the Commissioners.

For Rentals and further particulars, apply to
Having Carriage of Order for Sale, 9, Eustace
Street, Dublin, or at the Office of the Commis-
sioners, Henrietta Street, Dublin.


In the Matter of
An Insolvent.

The Several Creditors of JOHN IRWIN are hereby informed that a meeting will be held before the Chief Clerk, at his Office, No. 3, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, on SATURDAY, THE 10TH DAY OF June, 1854, AT THE HOUR OF Twelve o'Clock at Noon, for the purpose of examining the Assignee's Accounts, in this matter: and, if necessary, for correcting and ascertaining the List of Creditors entitled to receive Dividends in this Matter; and for enquiring into all proper and necessary matters, in order to a Dividend in this Matter.

Dated this 30th day of May, 1854.
JOHN WRIGHT, Attorney, for JOHN CARROLL, the Assignee, No. 6, D'Oiler-street, Dublin.

TO TAKE INK OUT OF MAHOGANY - MIX in a teaspoonful of cold water a few drops of oil of vitriol; touch the spot with a feather dipped in the liquid.

MAGESTRACY. - The Lord Chancellor has appointed Captain Duckworth a magistrate for the county Sligo, on the recommendation of Colonel Knox Gore, the lieutenant of the county.


In the Matter of the
ESTATE OF EDWARD STERLING O'REILLY, OF Mullagh, in the County of Cavan, Esq.,
Ex parte


The Commissioners having ordered a Sale of the Lands of CORNEGLEA, otherwise CORNAGLKA, otherwise CORNAGLEAGH, SITUATE IN THE Barony of Castleraghan, and


All parties objecting to a Sale of the said Lands, or having Claims thereon, are hereby required to take notice of such order.

Dated this 25th day of May, 1854.
WILLIAM NEILSON and SON, Solicitors, 104, Abbey-street, Dublin.

WANTED, in a respectable Grocery Establishment in Cavan, a young man who perfectly understands the business, to whom a liberal salary will be given' none but a person of unexceptionable character for steadiness and integrity need apply.

Apply at the Office of this paper.

TO BE LET, on such terms as may be agreed upon EIGHTY ACRES of the Lands of CORICK.

The above Lands are in excellent condition, and good for grazing; it is also beautifully situated, and fit for a respectable Family, within Three Miles of Cootehill, and Eight of Cavan.

Application to be made to JOHN TOWNLET, Esq., Dundalk, and to Mr. JOHN MARSDEN, Tullyvin Mills.


Ex parte


The Ressle(sic) of the Fee and Inheritance of the Lands of CORGLASS, situate in the Barony of Clonmahon, and


Containing 21A. 3R. 29 ½ r. Statute measure, as heretofore advertised for Sale by AUCTION by Mr. JAMES SMITH, Auctioneer, Cavan, will take place at the Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan, at the hour of 12 o'Clock at Noon, on TUESDAY, the 6th of JUNE next. The buildings will be submitted to the Right Honorable the Chief Commissioner on TUESDAY, 13th JUNE, without further notice to any person.

A.C. PALLES, Solicitor, having the Carriage of Sale, 125, Abbey-street, Dublin.

These lands are within two miles of Kilnaleck, and the celebrated Trout Lake of Lugh Sheelan, three miles of Ballinagh, seven miles of Cavan, and nine of Killeshandra, all good market and post towns; they are within four miles of the intended station of the Mullingar and Cavan Railway, which will be opened next Spring, and will afford direct communication with the Westmeath Fishing Lakes, and between Ballinasloe and Galway, on the West Coast, and Dublin on the East. They are in the immediate vicinity of the newly discovered Coal Mine at Kilnaleck, an advantageous method of working which will be by procuring from the owner of these Lands liberty to carry off the waste water through them into Corglass Lake. Doctor Whitty's report on the Mine can be seen on reference to the Solicitor having Carriage of Sale, and at the ANGLO-CELT Office, Cavan.



In the Matter of the

SAMUEL FARIS, Petitioner.

Take Notice, that the Commissioners have Sold the Lands of Dirtiskett, otherwise Deriskitt, situate in the Barony of Tullyhunco, and


And the Draft Schedule of Incumbrancers being lodged in the Office of the General Clerk, if any person have not a claim therein inserted, or any objection to said Schedule, or any lien on the purchase money, a statement duly verified of the particulars of such claims, objection, or lien, must be lodged by such person, in said Office, on or before the 27th day of June next, at the hour of 11 o'Clock, A.M.' Mountifort Longford, 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 that time aforesaid, any person may file an objection to any demand reported in the said Draft Schedule.

Dated this 16th day of May, 1854.
ROBERT K. PIERS, Notice Clerk,

June 8, 1854


On Saturday next, the 10th instant, this wondrous building will be opened to the public; Royalty will attend to do honour to the occasion, and a vision will burst upon assembled thousands such as one of an unusually rich imagination might have conceived, but no one, until latter years, ever saw or hoped to see in the reality. All that is glorious in the world concentrated under one roof; all of the beautiful in art that has been produced in latter days or come down to us, saved from the ravages of time; all of her works in which nature's cunning is most conspicuous will be there to delight the beholder. The works of PHIDIAS can be compared with those which have come from the chisel of CANOVA; and the visitor may see in a Christian land the most exact representations of the rites with which superstition inspires its votaries to pay honour to the thing they worship. A rare spectacle, in truth, worthy of being celebrated, if it were only because of its power to gratify our curiosity; more worthy, because it is calculated to add to our knowledge and improve our tastes; but most worthy, because it must tend, and tend powerfully, to promote industry and give to thousands the means whereby they will be enabled to fight well the battle of life.

We need not stop long in proving that by the opening of such institutions as the Crystal Palace industry will be promoted, for it is a sufficiently recognized fact, that the emulation, which the presence of a number of mechanics in one place must cause, cannot but induce the most strenuous efforts in each of them to produce something superior, by the novelty of its design or its finer texture, to that which the other can exhibit, more particularly when that place is one where the productions of art are shown only because that there is in them a something more ingenious or more cared than in or4dinary productions. The very occasion will induce the attention, and the emulation will give to it even a greater degree of intensity. It remains therefore, only to be known that manufactures and works of art will be exhibited in the Crystal Palace to leave complete the argument that its existence must promote industry; and of this every one is aware - for the fact that there is in the building an industrial court, the liberty of standing in which has been purchased by artificers at a total of some ?25,000, is so well known that it would be the oldest of news to relate it. Besides, it must be evident that the display of the productions of art will be such as to tempt those who behold them to take purchases which otherwise they never would have thought of. Thus will be begotten a greater consumption, to meet which labour must, of course, be more extensively employed, and a greater circulation of money take place, which cannot but end in a more extended commerce for as water always finds its level, so money will necessarily find for itself a means whereby to become available. It was for this reason that we hailed with such delight the opening of the Exhibition in Dublin last year. We were glad, to be sure, that as occasions had arisen which would cause the outlay of a considerable sum in the city; but our rejoicing at this must be greatly modified by the consideration that the advantage was of only a temporary and local nature. What we did exult in was the thought that industrial knowledge would be evoked, and made practical, the success which, we felt assured, must attend the efforts made for the occasion, acting as a stimulant to have them repeated and made enduringly whereby prosperity would be made continuous and to show its benignant(sic) presence in all the length and breadth of the land. We are doubtful at present if the event has proved that we were right in our anticipations, for we could not easily point out the branch of manufactures that has been established or fostered in Ireland since the exhibition closed last October. In vain do we look around us for increased activity in trade; we see not that linen is being made to a greater extent, or that our poplins are to be found in a greater number of ware-rooms. Where have factories reared up their heads, or, what perhaps is all that we might reasonably expect to see accomplished in so short an interval, where may be look if we would find an indication that the Exhibition has tended to produce its proper effect upon the country? In six months a system of manufactures could not be properly organized and established, but there could be evidence that there was an intention so to organize and establish them. And there ought to be such intention, for, otherwise, the Exhibition will be deprived of its greatest effect, that of ending in practical results; nay, it will have been a real injury to us; for it will leave it in the power of all the world to say that we deserve not sympathy or assistance, because our poverty is owing solely to our own apathy, since we gave proof that we could do great things, and it is an admitted truth that whoever could and would work was out of all danger of poverty. Let us take a lesson from the way in which people are acting in England. They were not contented with the glory and the profits which redounded to them from the Exhibition in 1851, but they determined to make them perpetual by the establishment, or, rather, by the continuance of an enduring Exhibition. The Palace is erected at Sydenham, and for stalls in it merchants and traders pay the rent of a town of considerable size, for twenty-five thousand pounds in the year would secure the possession of a great number of houses in which to transact business. It did not suffice for them that they had already so established commerce of unrivalled extent, and a manufacturing activity which was proverbial, but they saw that an occasion of amplifying the one and giving an impetus to the other was supplied to them, and they hastened to seize upon it, knowing that in these concerns, as in moral perfection, not to advance is to go back. Yes, they acted wisely indeed; and we congratulate them upon what must be the effects of their wisdom - independence, social position, and happiness. We have said happiness, and we adhere to what we have said; for, though the wealth which is the result of enterprise cannot render a man happy, yet without it he may never hope to enjoy that blessing - wealth in sufficiency, if it is not the cause, is, at least the condition sine qua non of felicity. Let their wisdom have only one other effect, and we will congratulate them even more warmly upon it; that is, let it induce in us a determination to imitate it, and this promptly, for the skill which produced so many articles, the great glories in practical art of the Dublin Exhibition has yet an existence in the country, and it might not be so easy to create it again if it had once passed away. Surely, we should not be less anxious to relieve ourselves of the poverty which oppresses us than England is to make the prosperity, which even now beams so brightly over her land, become effulgent. There is not one amongst us who does not admire the spirit which prompts Englishmen to do as they are doing, there is not one who will not readily admit that that spirit must be productive of the most solid advantages, and yet there are few of us who, acting on the principle that like causes always produce like effects, gird ourselves to the4 work as they do, that it may be with us as it is with them. In the abstract we are eminently men of business in this country; we understand the economy of trade like very philosophers, but the misery is, that we stop when we understand, and think not of making our knowledge practical.

Fortunately it is not late even yet to commence the work of raising ourselves above the lowliness in which we have been lying so long, and so listlessly. It is silly to say that we have been mis-governed, that legislation is required to make us prosper, for there are some things w3hich are beyond the power of law-making, and one of them is the making a rich man of him who will not himself struggle manfully against poverty. There are numberless objects of enterprise with us in which capital could be profitably invested; there are mines to be excavated, lands to be reclaimed, water power to work machinery, and flax to employ it. There are these and a thousand other as good and as practicable speculations, and there is capital in the country to carry them on, or, at least, to commence them, and this beginning will be sure to supply means for prosecuting and extending them. Could capital be better employed than in adding to its own bulk, and giving a reward for their labour to the masses who are now forced to seek it in far off lands? Surely neither foresight nor benevolence would suggest the leaving of it idle, when it could be employed advantageously both to the possessor and to others. We have written on the subject often before, so often that we might almost leave ourselves liable to a charge of Quixotiam in taking it up again; but we do take it up, and will take it up, conscious that the truth of what we say and the reasonableness of what we suggest are so patent that they must sooner or later be admitted and acted upon. When the good of an entire nation is at stake, it is not fitting that one should be too nicely fastidious as to a charge of repetition made against them; there are some things so obvious, so little complicated, that all their nature must be visible at a glance, so after analysis being competent to leave them better understood, and the necessity of our being industrious, if we would be prosperous is one of them.

CENTRALIZATION. -- We understand that the place of Chief Commissioner of the Court of Relief of Insolvents vacant by the death of Mr. BALDWIN, has been conferred on Mr. HATCHELL, Q.C.; and we regret to hear that under this, which seems a very regular unordinary course of appointment, lies hid a very serious move in the favourite scheme of centralization. As we are informed, a certain official of the Treasury, who is sufficiently indicated by saying that his first principle is to object to any sum of the public money going to Ireland, has found an opportunity to interfere, and suggest to commissioners that the time has arrived for making the first step towards abolishing the Irish Bench; and that the Insolvent Court, as a place of chief jurisdiction may be done away with, and all the business of the Dublin district be done by a Chief Clerk standing in the place of an Assistant Barrister, as in the provinces. And this scheme has been adopted. But the ministers being afraid of a renewed outcry have arranged with their present appointee, that he takes the office subject to retiring at the first convenient moment on a salary of ?1,000 a year. And henceforth the office is for ever to cease - Evening ?eil.


Wm. Smith, Esq., in the Chair.


P.M. BARRON, P.L.I., attended.

After the minutes of the proceedings on last board day had been read, a letter from the poor law commissioners was opened; it referred to the case of Biddy DOGHERTY, who wished to be visited by the Roman Catholic Chaplain, some ten days ago; and it required to know whether the case of the woman was one that came under the 35th section of the poor law act, that is, was the woman in infant danger at the time she called for the Roman Catholic Chaplain.

The Master stated that the woman was in great danger at the time she expressed a wish to see the Roman Catholic Chaplain.

Chairman - What does she wish now?

Master - To go to chapel, sir.

Chairman - Does she wish to have her registry changed?

Master - She said nothing about it, I suppose she knows nothing of the registry.

Chairman - Go and ask her.

The master went accordingly, and on his return reported that she wished to be registered a Roman Catholic, which was at once done for her.

Mr. John REILLY, Butlersbridge, was declared contractor for turf, mud and slane, to supply each for six months.

Notice of marriage between James HYLAND, Aughaglogh, and Elizabeth FORBES, Cavan, was read.

Chairman - Gentlemen, I suppose some of you came here to-day to talk of the rating. It is on a different footing from what it was on for some years. It is now a differential, and, in many respects, a townland rating; some townland will pay as much as 4s. 4d., and some not more than a penny. The reason of the difference is, that certain townlands being taken from one electoral division to be placed to another, brought with it a credit or a debt, from its old connection, and is now to have the advantage or the burden, according as it paid a high or a low rate of old.

Mr. MOFFATT inquired why the real rate struck was not inserted in a special column in the advertisement, as for want of it people thought they had to pay a rate far beyond what really was payable by them. One might say they could subtract the second column from the first, but the people did not understand the thing, nor would they apply themselves to subtraction. He, Mr. MOFFATT, could not in the beginning understand it himself.

The Chairman explained the nature of the two columns, but offered no reason as to why the4 subtraction was not actually made for the instruction of the people whom it concerned so much.

Mr. NESBITT said there must be something radically wrong in the estimate of the rate to be struck. He knew certain townlands which never sent a pauper to the house, and yet it appears that a large amount of rate is now to be paid by them. Mr. GRIFFITH knew other townlands similarly situated. It would not do to say your debts traveled with you, for how could the townland have debts which never had to support a pauper.

Mr. Thomas REILLY - Did the division in which that townland may be never send in a pauper? That is the question, for up to this each townland in the division was rated as high as any other, even though it never had a pauper from it.

Chairman - That is just the state of the case.

Mr. ERSKINE - I think the arrangement the most unjustifiable one that ever was made, no matter how it is effected.

Several paupers were admitted, and the board adjourned.


PERROTT THORNTON, Esq., J.P., in the Chair.


Captain CLIFFORD congratulated the chairman on the crowded attendance that day. He was sure there was some 'job' to be managed.

From the minutes of last days proceedings it appeared that a certain sum of money was granted to the Protestant Chaplain to buy books, whereupon Mr. P. MAGUIRE said the books should be seen by the board before they were paid for. Neither chaplain could have the privilege of selecting for himself. Besides, he had attended at a service in the house, and saw not a book in the hands of a pauper.

The master was ordered to lay the books on the table.

Mr. WALSH called attention to the fact, that the cost of a pauper in the infirmary was beyond what it was in the South Dublin Union, in Longford, Cavan, or Carrick-on-Shannon. For instance, in Cavan the average cost of an inmate in the infirmary for a certain week, was 2s. 3 ½ d., and in Bawnboy, 3s. 5d,; the average cost of a healthy inmate is 2s. 3d. here at present, while in the town of Longford it is only 1s. 7d. He did not insinuate that there was anything wrong in the matter, but he should like to see the thing stated in figures, and a reason given for the4 very great expenditure as compared with that of the other unions. He would suggest that it was the business of the finance committee to look into the matter.

Mr. D. FINLAY would agree in the propriety of a committee inquiring into the matter. He thought that if the supper which was given every night to all the paupers was taken from them, a great saving would be effected, they gave no supper in Cavan or in Enniskillen, and why should there be one given here?

Mr. Thomas MAGUIRE made reference to the great number of persons that were on the sick list. He should say that it ought to be inquired into whether there were some in the infirmary that had no business there.

Mr. WALSH - Let the Doctor come in and state the fact, that is the proper way of examining.

The finance committee was therefore desired to inquire into the matter, and provide a remedy.

A sealed order saving some from the commissioners for the appointment of a revising valuator, the Chairman said that advertisements should be issued for persons willing to propose for the situation.

The clerk stated that it was suggested to him that the more advisable way would be to advertise for persons to send in their objections, by which means it be seen what the revising valuator would have to do that he might be paid accordingly.

One tender only being put in for turf, by a man named COFFEY.

Mr. LAUDER moved, and Mr. David FINLAY seconded, that it be received.

Mr. WALSH moved an amendment, that it be advertised again, and in the ANGLO-CELT.

Mr. N. MAGUIRE said he quite agreed with the gentleman who brought forward the amendment. Posting was not the proper thing, as was proved. Turf should be advertised for in the ANGLO-CELT as well as any other thing. Bills were got but never posted. He would, therefore, second the amendment.

It was put, and lost by a majority of four; eleven having voted for it, and fifteen for the motion.

The board then proceeded to elect a schoolmaster. There were five candidates, Patrick DEGNAN, Thomas HARDING, John BAXTER, Thomas COURTENEY, and Philip CAHILL.

Their testimonials having been read by the clerk, Mr. WALSH said - Surely, Mr. Chairman, you are not going to put up all the candidates. Your advertisement states that the candidates should be trained under the national board, and only three of those who propose have a certificate of training. You might have fifty applications only for the restricted clause in the advertisement' it is, therefore, unfair to the board and the public to have any other than a trained person competent.

Captain CLIFFORD - On a previous occasion we advertised for a schoolmaster, who should be a national teacher, and we selected one who was not in any way connected with the system. I move now that COURTENEY be appointed.

Captain JOHNSTON seconded the motion.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE considered, from the high testimonials as to character and capability of BAXTER, and the fact that he comes quite up to the advertisement, that none was so fitting as he; besides, he had a testimonial from one of the Inspectors of the board of national education as to fitness; he would therefore propose him.

Mr. T. MAGUIRE seconded the motion.

Mr. BENISON - I differ with Mr. Patrick MAGUIRE, the highest testimonials we have received are those of HARDING. His application, too, is expressed in a manner eminently superior to that of any of the rest. I never heard of the man up to this moment, but would propose him.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE - His testimonials are not higher than those of BAXTER; besides, he only gives copies of testimonials, and are we to take his ipse dixit for his own qualifications?

Mr. David FINLAY seconded the motion.

Mr. LAUDER moved the appointment of DEGNAN and Mr. Phil BRADY seconded it.

Captain CLIFFORD said it was fatal to a candidate to be absent on the day of election.

Mr. LATIMER said there was an understanding this day fortnight that the candidates ought not attend again.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE was present and knew no such understanding.

Clerk - There surely was one such.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE - Have you it on the minutes?

Clerk - No, Sir.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE would not credit it then, but would insist on those who we4re present coming in. Some gentlemen might wish to see them. What on earth objection could there be to bring them in from the yard where they are standing?

Mr. LAUDER moved, and Mr. NETTERFIELD seconded the motion, that the candidates be not admitted into the board-room.

Mr. N.MAGUIRE - I wish you had made your action before questions w3ere put by Mr. BENISON (BENTON?).

Me. BENTSON - I put no question that would affect any man's knowledge. I asked merely an explanation of something in one of the testimonials.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE was moving an amendment, that they be called in, when Mr. LAUDER withdrew his motion, but on the moment renewed it. He was disallowed to press it.

On the introduction of Mr. COURTENEY, Mr. P. MAGUIRE asked him to parse a certain sentence, he not having a certificate from the board of national education, which would be proof of his competency.

Mr. LAUDER moved, and Captain CLIFFORD seconded, that it be allowed to no guardian to put a question to any candidate.

Mr. P. BRADY seconded the amendment.

Mr. LAUDER 00 Mr. MAGUIRE, who will judge of the correctness of the answering.

Mr. P. MAGUUIRE - We will leave that to your superior knowledge.

Mr. LAUDER - Oh! You are vastly more competent yourself.

The amendment was lost, none having voted for it but Messrs. T. MAGUIRE and BURNS, and the moved, and seconder.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE - Oh! Rare board, lovers of literature, who will not let it be seen that the schoolmaster is competent.

Mr. N. MAGUIRE voted against the amendment only because he believed that the person appointed would be strictly examined, and because he saw that there was a party quite resolved on opposing it, and strong enough to make their opposition effectual.

COURTNEY then left the room, and the board divided. When they had proceeded some lengths in the matter, and votes had been recorded for DEGNAN, Mr. LAUDER, who proposed him, withdrew his nomination when it had come to his turn to vote.

Mr. WALSH insisted that his vote should not be lost, he being of the number who voted for DEGNAN, but that the voting should begin again.


When Mr. M. GOCHAN(?) was asked for whom he voted, he rejoined the he would not vote at all.

Mr. T. MAGUIRE - Not vote at all! Oh, will we ever thus publicly and openly degrading ourselves. Your said yourself.

Chairman - Honour, Mr. MAGUIRE, honour.

Mr. T. MAGUIRE - Honour is all stuff here, there is no honour in this board.

Mr. BENISON - As it might be supposed that it was by me M'GOOHAN was cowed; I solemnly protest that directly or indirectly. I never said to him that I wished him to vote this way or that way in the matter.

Mr. T. MAGUIRE - He is not the man that would require to be told a certain thing; your presence was enough to call forth his subserviency.

Chairman - Mr. MAGUIRE is always too ready to give offence, I must warn him against being so prone to it in future.

Mr. P. BRADY thought Mr. NAGUIRE quire right. It was clear that dodging was the order of the day here.

Mr. M'GOOHAN said he actually broke his word in the case; he had promised Mr. LAUDER that he would support COURTNEY if DEGNAN was not put up, and now he did not vote for him.

Mr. T. MAGUIRE - Oh! You're a nice lad, and a credit to the board.

COURTNEY was therefore returned by a majority of seven, seventeen having voted for him and ten for BAXTER, while the names of DEGNAN and HARDING were withdrawn by their proposers, Messrs. LAUDER, and BENISON, and CAHILL was not proposed at all.

COURTNEY was, therefore, declared duly elected.

The following protest was handed in by Mr. P. MAGUIRE and read by him: --


We, the undersigned guardians of the Bawnboy Union, most earnestly protest against Mr. COURTNEY's appointment to the office of schoolmaster to this Workhouse, being contrary to a resolution carried by a majority of this board, on Monday, the 8th ult., determining that the words "trained under the national board" being inserted in our advertisement. As Mr. COURTNEY has not been trained, and therefore is ineligible, we feel confident the commissioners will refuse to sanction an appointment made in violation of an existing resolution of this Board, and thereby remove the cause of serious, and unpleasant conjecture from the minds of (transcriber's note: the paragraph ends here.)


Mr. LAUDER moved that he protest be not received.

Mr. FINLEY seconded the motion.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE - You need not press your motion, for the protest must be taken.

Mr. LAUDER would sincerely press it; the protest had not been seconded, and he had faught(sic) the point in Mohid himself, and was defeated, so that a protest must be seconded.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE - Have you an act on the subject?

Mr. LAUDER had none to produce.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE - You are a lawyer in name at least, and if you cannot show the legal authority, who is competent?

Mr. LAUDER wanted no act.

Mr. FLANAGAN - I second the protest to do away with all ground of caviling.;

Mr. LAUDER - I will still press my motion.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE - I am delighted that we have the press at had to let the public know about you.

Mr. LAUDER cared not for the press, nor for Mr. MAGUIRE.

Mr. P. MAGUIRE - But the press may make you care, even though you are foolhardy.

The motion was proposed and carried; the same persons voting for it as had voted for COURTNEY's election. One might expect that, ipso facto that a thing is a protest, it is the act of a minority, for the majority are powerful to do without protesting, and if it should be moved and carried before it would we received the thing could never be done, the same body whose act left a necessity for protesting, being able of course, to knock the protest in the head.

The board adjourned at half-past four.

(From our own Correspondent)

The guardians of this union held their weekly meeting to-day.

THOMAS CHAMBER'S, Esq., D.V.C., in the chair.

Others present: G. WARING, R. TAYLOR, A. RYDER, (can't read next name - something like E. F've or E. E'vo?), J. TULLY, B. CALLEN, P. LYNCH, H. GIBSON, P. M. BARRON, A.P.L.C., was also present.

It appears from the books that the numbers in the house for this week are 143; number of these in the infirmary 29; in the fever hospital 2; general average cost (can't read); infirmary 2s. 2d.; fever hospital (can't read).

(transcriber's note: the meeting continues, but there are no names mentioned.)


..... PRESENT - William SMITH and John (?), Esqrs.

Several cases against persons resident in the town allowing dogs unlogged and pigs wandering in the ..... were disposed of. The costs only were ordered to be paid, the chairman remarking that if ... any farther charges made on the subject ..... . will be imposed.

(transcriber's note: there is a case against John and Rose MOORE about having a pig trespassing on the lane in front of a claimant's house. It is so unclear that it cannot be read. There is another case against Johanna QUINN that is not clear - something about setting potatoes on a Sunday. The next case involved John William HENRY v. Terence DORAN. It is also too unclear to be able read every word.)

John William HENRY v. Terence DORAN

Mr. HENRY examined - Recollects the 27th of May; is .. on the railway. Terence DOLAN(?), the prisoner, was ..... Crenard on that day. Witness .... thng more of the matter than that he was taking his measurements when he was knocked down by a blow on the back of the head, and left senseless; was attended afterwards by Dr. O'REILLY, and subsequently by Dr. HALPIN. The first thing he recollects was objecting to be put on a door to be carried home. ... walked with the assistance of Messrs. HOPE and C...

..... to prisoner. Have you any questions to ask Mr. HENRY?

Prisoner - None, sir. IT is only by hearsay that I .... of having struck him. I was a long time ...drinking excessively. I am quite4 sorry for what is alleged against me, as Mr. HENRY was the best friend I ever say.

The bench cautioned him against saying anything to incriminate himself.

Patrick COSTELLOE - Is check-clerk on the line; recollects the 27th of May; knows Terence DORAN, his men were not working that day, the morning having been wet. DORAN was there; saw him strike Mr. HENRY with a pickaxe in the head. Mr. HENRY was insensible for some time less than an hour. Prisoner was a ganger, and the transaction took place at Crenard. Identifies DORAN as the person who struck the blow. Mr. HENRY gave no provocation to DORAN at this time.

The prisoner here said that no cause of offence was given him by Mr. HENRY. He was out of his mind from drink. The devil himself must have been tempting him to injure the best friend he ever had on the ...

Examination continued - Could not say that Mr. HENRY was entering figures just at the time he was ..., nor that he was inclined, rather thinks he was .... The prisoner was seized by some of the men with whom he was wrangling; heard him say that he wanted to repeat the blow.

Mr. DOPPING suggested that DORAN should be seated, as he appeared considerably injured.

Patrick BLACK - Was present at the time the blow was struck, but did not see by whom it was inflicted; thinks Mr. HENRY had not his senses when he witness raised him up. He then went for a car to Crossdoney to carry home Mr. HENRY. Saw DORAN with a pickaxe in his hand, but saw nothing done by him.

Thomas FLINN - Was on the spot at the time of the occurrence; did not see Mr. HENRY struck by anyone, but he was lying on the ground bleeding; saw DORAN with a hack in his hand; witness caught holt of him, who was striving to strike Mr. HENRY again, witness ... he thought Mr. HENRY dead, and said "Its bad enough, I may finish him." DORAN had spirits taken, he was under the influence of drink.

Thomas S. O'REILLY, Esq., M.D. - Was called on to attend Mr. HENRY, examined him, he was wounded on the occipital bone; the wound was caused by a ... blow from a heavy weapon. The eye was .... And quite large, apparently from the fall. The wound was one that might be called a grevious bodily harm, and might have been attended with vast danger only that it was so promptly seen to; when he saw him first he believed his life in imminent danger.

The prisoner said that he knows not what he did, Mr. HENRY was always his best friend, and he must be mad indeed if he attempted to injure him. If he did he was sorry and must pay the penalty - already he had suffered enough, for he was bayoneted in gaol, struck when down by many of the turnkeys, and the very nails tramped by them off his fingers. He has lost his health, his situation, everything; whiskey was the cause, and while he lived he would never taste a drop.

The prisoner was fully committed to stand his trial at the ensuing Quarter Sessions, to be held in Cavan on the 19th instant. He was asked if he would offer bail, but being a stranger in the country, he could not procure any, he said.

The Lady Emmelin - "No, dearest Constance, I am not unhappy. These are tears of joy, for see how the dear Lord Aubrey writes - (Reads an advertisement - 'I have much pleasure in giving my testimony to the skill of Professor Puffenburg, who has extracted two very troublesome corns without causing any pain. - Dr. Belgrave." Dear, dear Aubrey, then you are happy!"

EXPLORATION OF AUSTRALIA. - For the Australian exploring expedition, under Mr. Ernest HAUG, 5000? is asked in the miscellaneous estimates for the year.

The Enniskillen and Limerick railway works are now in full operation, and eight working gangs are put on the ..... line between this and Ennis.


DAMAGE TO A SCHOOLHOUSE BY LIGHTNING. - PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE. - A correspondent informs us that on Tuesday last, between two and three o'clock, p.m., the locality of Boicetown, near Togher, in this county, was visited by a tremendous thunder storm, and Boicetown schoolhouse was nearly cast down by the lightning. The electric current passed directly through the two sidewalls, carrying with it a very large portion of the roof and tearing the rafters literally to pieces. A few tablet-boards composed of pasteboard were torn into shreds, and 58 panes of glass broken. Many of the slates of the roof were carried off more than six perches. Immediately after the crash the school rooms were filled with thick blue suffocating smoke. All the time 125 pupils, Mr. Hugh CREHAN, the teacher, and Mrs. CREHAN were in the school rooms. All escaped safely only two, and even those two are now convalescent. One of them, a little girl, had her frock, and even her chemise, torn to rags. What appears very strange is, that neither the torn clothing, tablets nor timber have the slightest appearance of being singed by the lightning. - Dundalk Democrat.

SHOCKING TRAGEDY IN VIRGINIA. The Petersburg (Va.) Express has an account of the horrible murder of a man, named George EAST, by his stepson, who is yet a minor. The letter says: -- "Overtaking EAST he stabbed him repeatedly behind till he fell, when the assassin got upon him and literally cut him to pieces - ripping out the bowels from the breast down, cutting him in the breast, laying open his heart an inch or two, and stabbing and gashing him in a number of pieces. And to cap the climax, after the blood-thirsty monster had left him, fearing, as he says that he was not dead, he returned, propped up the body against the fence, and cut the throat from ear to ear, the wound extending entirely through the windpipe and disjointing the neck. He then returned to town and delivered himself up, saying he had been intending to do it for a long time." He alleged in his defence that his mother had been illtreated by the deceased, but it is thought they had fallen out about the property of Mrs. EAST. The parties were heretofore respectable, and in good circumstances. It is also stated that it will be difficult to prevent the populace from lynching the prisoner, so great is the excitement.

THE RAGGED ADMRAL. - It is said that, when Admiral Sir. C. NAYLER was standing for Portsmouth, one of his opponents styled him : the gallant and ragged candidate;" he felt this aspiration on his apparel so much that, the next day, at a meeting, he actually appeared in a pair of clean and whole inexpressibles; but the novelty of the thing was such that he could not help alluding to it himself, and he opened his address to the meeting by - "Gentlemen, my opponents called me ragged; I have, therefore, as you perceive, put a pair of clean and new breeches, that they may no longer have this subject to harp on."

Richard HAWKINS, the bellman,ed 82, was united in wedlock to Margaret LEYDON, aged 60, on last Wednesday, in the parish chapel of St. Nicholas. The groom is a most original character, having outlived his generation and passed through many viscisitudes(sic) of life. In '98 he was enrolled in the militia, but deserted and joined the French after their landing in Killala. He was present with Humbert at the battle of Castlebar, escaped the slaughter and military executions of Ballinamuck, and took refuge in the mountainous district of Sligo. He was eventually enlisted in a regiment of the line, and was several times flogged for humourous(sic) pranks played off on the colonel and officers of the regiment. He is still a hale old fellow, with a voice as sound and clear as his own bell. - Galway Packet



In the Matter of the


SALE 15TH JUNE, 1854.

THE Commissioners will on THURSDAY the 15th day of JUNE, 1854, at 12 o'Clock, at their Court, Sell, BY AUCTION all that part of the LANDS of Aughakilmore, in the parish of Ballymachue, Barony of Clonmahon, and


CONTAINING 70 Irish acres; plantation measure, held under a fee-farm grant, bearing date the 12th of March, 1841, subject to ?70 a year for Head Rent, and ?5 13s. 5d. for Tithe Rent Charge, and let at a gross annual rent of ?92 0s. 5d.;

Dated this 24th day of April, 1854.
JOHN LOCKE, Auction Clerk.

The portion of Aughakilmore to be sold in this matter forms part of a large Townland about five miles from Kilnaleck and two from Ballyheelan.

For Rentals and further particulars apply at the Office of the Commissioners, No. 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin, or to

JAMES and JOHN ARMSTRONG, Solicitors, having Carriage of Sale, No. 9, Lower Abbey-street, Dublin, and Cavan, or to

JOHN TATLOW, Solicitor, No. 45, York-street, Dublin.



In the Matter of the


Before the Commissioners, at 14, Henrietta Street, Dublin, in the following Lots, viz: --

Lot No. 1

Comprises two Houses, Out-offices, and Gardens, in the Town of Kingscourt, and Field in Lands of Dunaree, near Kingscourt, containing altogether two acres, two roods, and three perches, Irish plantation measure, held under fee-farm grant, and producing a profit rent of 22? 17s. 8 ½ d. yearly.

LOT No. 2

Comprises three houses and Gardens in the Town of Kingscourt, containing altogether one rood and seven perches Irish plantation measure, held under fee-farm grant, and producing a profit rent of 5? 8s. 6d. yearly.

LOT No. 3

Comprises three Houses, Out-offices and Gardens, in the Town of Kingscourt, and five Fields in said Lands of Dunaree, and part of the Bog of Cortubber, containing altogether sixteen acres, three roods, and twelve perches, Irish plantation measure, held partly under lease for lives renewable for ever, without any renewal fine, and partly under three fee-farm grants, that is to say, seventeen perches thereof, held under the lease for lives renewable for ever, and the remainder under three fee-farm grants, and producing a profit rent of 34?. 5s. 11d. yearly.

Dated this 28th day of April, 1854.


The Houses, Lands, and Premises to be Sold in this matter, are situate in and near the Town of Kingscourt, in the COUNTY OF CAVAN.

Kingscourt is a Post and market Town, having a fair held in it every month. It is within then miles of the Town of Kells, in the County of Meath, from whence there is communication to the Railway to the Seaport Town of Drogheda. It is also within twelve miles of the Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway, communicating with Dublin and the North of Ireland.

The Lands are of good quality, and the Houses in good repair, and are occupied by respectable tenantry who pay their rent regularly.

Private offers will be received up to the 22d of June, 1854, by the Solicitors having Carriage of the Sale, and submitted to the Commissioners.

For Rentals and further particulars apply to

MESSRS. CRONHELM and STONE, Solicitors having Carriage of Order for Sale, 9, Eustace Street, Dublin, Mr. JOHN M'ENERY, Kingscourt, or at the Office of the Commissioners, Henrietta Street, Dublin.


TO BE LET, on such terms as may be agreed upon EIGHTY ACRES of the Lands of


The above Lands are in excellent condition, and good for grazing; it is also beautifully situated, and fit for a respectable Family, within three Miles of Cootehill, and Eight of Cavan.

Application to be made to JOHN TOWNLEY, Esq., Dundalk, and to Mr. JOHN MARSDEN, Tullyvin Mills.

SHIPPING IN IRELAND. On Saturday a correct return to Parliament was issued on shipping in Ireland. The vessels registered in the year ended the 5th January last numbered 2,219, and the tonnage was 259,364.

Melancholy accident. - On Friday last, an inquest was held by John JELLETT, Esq., Coroner, on the bodies of John M'NEILL and Daniel M'MULLEN, who were killed in a quarry at Knocknacarry, near Cashenduu(sic) (Cashendell?), by the failing of a heap of earth and stones from the surface. - Northern Whig.


In the Matter of the Estate of The

HON. SOMERSET RICHD. MAXWELL and of JOHN GODLEY, Esq., and the Rev. ANDRES M'CREIGHT, Trustees of the Will of the Right Honourable JOHN, LORD FARNHAM, deceased,

The said JOHN GODLEY and ANDREW M'CREIGHT, Petitioners.

The Commissioners will, on TUESDAY, the 20th JUNE 1854,

At the hour of Twelve o'clock at noon at their Court, No. 14, Henrietta-street, in the city of Dublin, set up and sell by Public Auction, in the several lots hereinafter mentioned, the Fee-Simple of the following Lands (being part of the estate of the owners, situate in the County of Cavan, and ordered to be sold in this matter), situate in the baronets of Clonmahon and Castleraghan, and County of Cavan.

Dated this 17th day of March, 1854.
J. LOCKE, Auction Clerk.

No. of Lot No, of Tenants on Each Lot Name of Townland Quantity of Land, Statute Measure Yearly Rent Tithe Rent-charges Ordnance Valuation of Unoccupied Parts
1 1 Ilenabuntry (Islenabuntry?) 369A.2R.8P. 19? 7s. 8d. payable by the tenant 92? 1s. 4d.
2 1 Cornahilt 287A.3R.24P. 7? 10s. 6d. payable by the tenant 385? 17s. 0d.
3 1 Derryles 287A.3R.24P. 12? 18s. 6d. payable by the tenant 166? 2s. 1d.
4 1 Moydristan 219A.0R.36P. 27? 13s. 10d. payable by the tenant 202? 3s. 0d.
5 1 Kilmore 41A.1R.0P. 31? 16s. 1d. 0? 13s. 9s. 35? 13s. 9s.
6 Unoccupied Carricknabricke 98A.3R.17P. 70? 0s.1d. 1? 15s. 3d. 61? 14s. 0d.
7 2 Callanagh 167A.1R.28P. 95? 9s. 2d. 2? 16s. 7s. 76? 15a. 7d.
8 5 Freeduff 161A.0R.10P. 97? 15s. 2d. 1? 12s. 3d. 186? 17s. 1d.
9 6 Portan 128A.1R. 7P. 89? 18s. 2d. 4? 0s. 11d. 63? 17a. 6s.
10 6 Sallaghill 181A.3R.82P. 125? 6s. 10d. 6? 11s. 6d. 101? 17s. 10d.
11 5 Aghakee 100A.1R. 1P. 87? 15s. 0d. 3? 8s. 10d. 58? 19s. 10d.
12 5 Aghnaueghy(?) Aghaheghy(?) 164A.3R. 35P. 79? 8s. 3d. 3? 3s. 3d. 53? 15s. 2d.
13 10 Graddum 488A.1R.16P. 286? 5s. 11d. 11? 10s. 0d. 298? 12s. 2d.
14 18 Finnaway 347A.3R.22P. 255? 8s. 0d. 12? 0s. 5d. 218? 2s. 5d.
15 1 Keenagh 130A.0R.0P. 40? 1s. 5d. 2? 17s. 11d. 75? 19s. 6d.  
16 8 Aguahederna 254A.1R.11P. 150? 5s. 7d. 6? 11s. 9d. 126? 1s. 9d.

(transcriber's note: these numbers are difficult to read and some might be wrong.)

The quantity of Land returned above for the Townland of Freeduff, includes 2A. 2R. 36r. statute measure, occupied by the Mullingar and Cavan Railway.


Lot No. 1

The high road leading from Virginia to Ballieboro' passes through Lisnabuntry, which lies within one mile of the former and five miles of the latter, both market and post towns. Lisnabuntry is let by lease of lives renewable for ever, at 19? 7s. 8d. a year, which is a mere head rent.

LOT No. 2

Cornahilt adjoins the town of Ballyjamesduff, and forms a part of its town parks. It is let for ever in fee-farm, and the rent received is merely a head rent.

LOT No. 3.

Derrylea lies within one mile of Ballyjamesduff, and four miles of Mountnugent, and the high road between those town(sic) passes of the Lands. This Lot is also let for ever and the rent is merely a head rent.

LOT No. 4

Moydriston adjoins the banks of Lough Sheelan, and lies on the road from Mountnugent to Granard. It is likewise held for ever in fee farm, and the rent paid is a mere head rent.

LOT No. 5.

Kilmore lies adjacent to the town of Ballyjamesduff. It is a well circumstanced townland, in the hands of one tenant, who holds under a lease for three lives at a low rent, only one of whom (now aged 65 years) is living.

LOT No. 6

Carrickdabrick, which has been for some years in the hands of the landlord, is now unlet, and is in good condition. It lies within three miles of Ballilnagh, and the mail-coach road from Ballinagh to Granard intersects it.

LOT No. 7.

Callinagh is in the occupation of two solvent tenants. The turbary on this townland is most valuable, owing to its scarcity in the neighborhood.

LOT No. 8.

Freeduff likewise possesses a most valuable tract of turbary. The Midland Great Western Railway from Mullingar to Cavan runs through this townland.

LOTS Nos 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.

These 5 Townlands, namely Portan, Sallahill, Aghakee, Aghagegny, and Graddum lie in a ring fence, and are called the Graddum Estate. They forma most desirable and compact estate, and will be sold in lots or together to suit purchasers. The 5 lots contain in all about 939 acres statute measure, producing a nett rental of ?731 19s. 8d. a year. The tenantry are peaceable and industrious. The lands like within 2 miles of Kilnaleck, 4 miles of Ballyjamesduff, 6 miles of Cavan. There is a shriving oak plantation on Graddum and on part of Aghagegny. In the centre there is a sheet of water covering about 11A. 2R. 39P. in the vicinity of which the scenery is very picturesque.

LOT No. 14.

Finnaway is a much improved and valuable townland, lying within one mile and a half of Mountnugent, and within three miles of Ballyjamesduff. This townland adjoins the demesne of Kilnacrot, the property of George L'ESTRANGE, Esq.

LOT No. 15.

Keenagh is held by one tenant under an old lease for 3 lives, one of whom is now living (aged 74 years) and on its expiration a rise may be expected in the rent. This townland adjoins Lots 3 and 14.

LOT No. 16.

Aghnahederna is a well circumstanced town-land; the high road from Granard to Cavan passes through part of it, and the road from Cavan to Ballyjamesduff forms its southern boundary.

The entire estate will be sold discharged from quit and crown rent.

Rentals and further particulars can be obtained upon application at the Office of the Commissioners, No. 14 Henrietta-street, Dublin; to

ALEXANDER E. M'CLINTOCK, Esq., Solicitor for the Owners and Petitioners, having the carriage of the order for sale, and who has the original maps and surveys, No. 1 Fitzgibbon street, Dublin; to

The Honourable RICHARD MAXWELL, Fortland Mountnugent; to

HENRY SERGEANT, Esq., Eighter, Virginia; to

ROBERT M. LOWE Esq., Temple, London; or to

Messrs. HODGES AND smith, 104 Grafton st., Dublin.


WANTED immediately a Schoolmistress for the Belturbet Female School. Salary, ?18 per annum, together with payment by Pupils, and a good house and garden.

Application to be made to JOHN GUMLEY, Esq., Belturbet.


A gentleman of fashionable exterior, who gave his name as James MORRISON, and stated that he resides at the Phoenix Hotel, D'Olier-street, came before the sitting magistrate to obtain a warrant against a young lady, who, he alleged, was conspiring, together with his own brother, to compass his death or to do him bodily injury. Mr. Morrison stated that he was at present engaged in the study of the sciences of animal magnetism and phrenology, and pursues those sciences as a profession. He said he has been for some time past acquainted with a young lady, Mdlle. Louise De Cette, who resides at Queen's square, and is a teacher of foreign languages. Witness added that his brother, Mr. Wm. B. Morrison, a gentleman of passionate temper, who has often used threatening language to witness, is on terms of great intimacy with Mdlle. De Cette. On the day previous, at about three o'clock in the afternoon, he was about leaving the house No. 9, Grafton-street, where he had called, when

the maid servant placed a letter in his hand, and told him that it had been left by a young woman who stated that it was from Mdlle. De Cette. It was in consequence of the threats conveyed in this letter that complainant determined to apply to the magistrates for protection. Mr. Morrison produced the letter, which was handed up to the bench. It was written in a graceful and lady like hand. Its contents were as follow: --

"Mr. Morrison, a friend gives you a friendly advice - to give up your made project, as death is certain if you proceed."

The letter bore no signature, and the envelope was addressed to the complainant. He said he had not the slightest doubt but that his brother and Mddle. De Cette were conspiring to do him personal injury and that he felt momentary apprehension of their putting their evil design into effect.

Anne Clinch, maid servant at No. 9, Grafton street, deposed that she received the letter in question at about two o'clock the day previous at that house. Mr. Morrison was up stairs at the time. The letter was brought by a woman named Anne GERAGHTY, who told her to hand it to Mr. Morrison when he should come down stairs, which witness accordingly did.

Anne Geraghty deposed that about two o'clock the previous day she met Mdlle. De Cette in Gloucester-street, who handed her a letter, and told her to leave it at No. 9 Grafton street, for Mr. Morrison. Witness took the letter and delivered it as Mademoiselle had requested.

Mr. Morrison and the two female witnesses were directed to swear informations relative to the above statements, with a view to the appearance of Mdlle. De Cette before the magistrates.

LONDON ORANGES. - As we listen to the street child crying "Fine St. Michael's, four a-penny," how many of us have bestown a single thought upon the many interests involved - the many energies brought into action, in the production and transport of these fruits from the South, to our cold countries of the North. The reader will scarcely need to be told that the trade in oranges is of much greater extent than that of lemons. In London alone it has been computed that there are annually sold no fewer than one hundred millions of the former fruit, and twenty millions of the latter; about one fourth of the oranges being disposed of in the streets and the theatres. This street business in fruit is a trade of some antiquity, dating back beyond the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and growing until at the present time there cannot be less than seven thousand persons thus occupied in the metropolis alone, and possibly not fewer than ten thousand persons so engaged through the country. - Dicken's Household Words

REJOICING AT ROSSMORE PARK. - Saturday (inst?/last?) being the anniversary of the birth of the Hon. Miss Westerns, Lord and Lady Rossmore's eldest daughter, the event was celebrated with much mirth and festivity by the retainers and others connected with his lordship's establishment. We have been favoured with a lengthened account of the whole proceedings but the demand on our space prevents us giving it in length. - Northern Standard

ABDUCTION - On Saturday last, John ATKINSON, organist of Appleby Church, aged twenty-eight years, was charged before the Carlisle bench of magistrates with having carried off, from a boarding-school at Appleby, to the far-fame Gretna Green, a Miss Ann Jane Ward, aged only twelve years. The young lady is highly and respectably connected, and her family resides near Windermere. The gay Lothario had been engaged in teaching his Dulcnea(?) music at Miss Bishop's boarding-school, and found opportunities of imparting lessons of another kind, that resulted in their Northern tour. At Carlisle, on their return from Gretna Green, Mr. CABBAGE, one of the order of mischievous ubiquity in such cases, took them into custody, and ATKINSON has since been fully committed for trial, on the charge of abduction.

SUICIDE IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE. - We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. Francis NORTON, late clerk of the kitchen to her Majesty, who committed suicide on Wednesday afternoon, in his own room at Buckingham Palace. The deceased was about 55 years of age, and had filled the situation of clerk of the kitchen, at a salary of £700 a year, for some years past. Previously he had occupied a lower position in the household, having obtained his original appointment through the influence of the Marquis of Anglesey, then the earl of Uxbridge, in whose establishment he first commenced his career in a very humble capacity. The event was discovered by one of the persons connected with Mr. NORTON's department entering his room, when he was discovered lying on the ground with his throat cut almost from ear to ear. The alarm was instantly given, and medical attendance procured, but life was utterly extinct. -- Times.

CITY OF GLASGOW - This ill-fated ship, with 401 souls on board, is given up. As may be remembered, she sailed from Liverpool on the 1st of March, with 111 cabin and saloon passengers, and about 293 steerage, her crew numbering 76, including the commander, Captain MORRISON, and from the period of her clearing the Mersey up to the present moment not the least tidings have been heard of her. The breaking up of the immense fields of ice to the northward of the banks, which were borne down the Atlantic in masses, it is said 200 or 300 miles in length, no doubt overwhelmed the vessel in an attempt to force a passage, and caused her almost immediate destruction, not a soul escaping. The City of Glasgow and her cargo were insured for 50,000£. - Nation.

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