Published in Cavan, county Cavan
May 4, 1854


Estate of Anna Maria MITCHELL, A Minor.

The estate consists of the lands of Drumrath, Greaghlough, Drumsevery and Stramaquerty, in the barony of Castleraghan, and county of Cavan, held in fee simple; Ballyleek, held in fee simple, and parts of Brandrim and Mullagh-monaghan, held by lease of lives renewable for ever, the three last mentioned denominations being adjoining the town of Monaghan.

Lot 1--Drumrath, 182 acres; rent charge 4l. 16s. 1d; net rent, 116l. 16s. 2d. Mr. John M'FADDEN was the buyer at 2000l.

Lot 2--Greaghlough, 123 acres, rent charge 4l. 10s. net rent, 97l. 4s. Mr. BELL bought, in trust, for 1,724l.

Lot 3-Drumsavery, 176 acres; rent charge, 5l. 17s. 2d.; net rent, 129l. 4s. 4d. Mr. DUDGEON was the purchaser at 2,105l.

Lot 4--Stramaquerty, 179 acres; rent charge 5l. 16s, 11d.; net rent, 111l. 3s.9d. Mr. MURRAY purchased for 1,870l.

Lot 5--Part of Ballyleek and Brandrim--sale adjourned.

Lot 6--Part of Ballyleek, 13 acres; net rent, 14l. 11s. 5d; Mr. MURRAY bought at 350l.

Lot 7--Mullagh-monaghan, 6s. acres 2 roods; net rent, 19l. 9s. 5d. Lord ROSSMORE was the buyer at 640l. Mr. L. W. HARTSTONGE had the carriage of the sale.

DIED On the 1st instant, in the 58th year of his age, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with Christian resignation, Mr. William SHERIDAN of Killeshandra, merchant; a man justly esteemed in all the relations of life, as a husband, father, and friend--full of kindness and benevolence-- honest, upright, and faithful, of the highest character and integrity; a true- hearted Irishman, distinguished for his public spirit and patriotic feeling, universally respected and regretted by an extensive circle of friends and acquaintances, as was amply justified by the respect paid to his memory, by his townsmen of every class and creed, who closed their shops on the melancholy occasion, and the great numbers from the neighbourhood and distant localities who attended his remains to their last resting place in the Cemetery attached to the chapel of Killeshandra. A numerous body of the Clergy of the diocese, with the Venerable Archdeacon BRADY (a relative of the deceased) attended at the funeral and sang with grand effect the solemn requiem, "Te diem Irae", the most sublime and impressive composition in the service of the Catholic Church.


April 27, in St. James's Church, by the Rev. J. Gordon Swift M'NEILL, Mr. Robert TACKABERRY, of New Ross, to Hannah, fourth daughter of Mr. George CHADWICK, of Cavan.

Mqy 11, 1854


We subjoin a list of those who have up to this subscribed to have the work carried on. A large quantity of the mineral has been brought to town, and it appears an excellent, bituminous article; smiths and others who have used it for heating iron pronounce it admirable:--

The Lord Bishop of Kilmore, 10l.; Lord Farnham, 3l.; R. ERSKINE, Esq. 5l.; A. C. PALLAS, Esq., 1l.; Rev. W. P. MOORE, 3l.; Mr. William MOORE, 2l.; Mr. James FAY, 1l.; Mr. William HAGUE, 3l.; Mr. P. FAY, 1l. Mr. James O'BRIEN, 1l.; Wm. THOMPSON, Esq., 1l.; Mr. Edward KENNEDY, 2l.; Mr. Edward M'GAURAN, 1l.; Mr. Pat SMITH, Surveyor, 10s.; Mr. Robert BUCHANAN, 10s.; Captain GARATIN, 10s.; Mr. James REILLY, 1l.

(From our own Correspondent)

On the night of the 1st inst., the 50th Party, Revenue Police, stationed at Belturbet, accompanied by its excellent Commander, Lieutenant MURPHY, proceeded in the Revenue Boat down the dark and deep waters of Lough Erne, county Fermanagh.

The night was dark and gloomy, the sky lowering with every appearance indicative of approaching storm, yet undaunted by these ominous appearances and a smart gale blowing ahead, those hardy and intrepid men plied their boat with unabated and manly vigour along the perilous and foaming waters of the lake. It was now dawn. The reflection of t he sun's rays from the eastern horizon threw a faint light around, and the party, which was now seventeen miles from its station, glided silently, steadily, yet rapidly from island to island, in the execution of its duty. After a long, diligent, and almost fruitless search through many of the island with which this beautiful lake is diversified, the party at last succeeded in discovering on the uncultivated, uninhabited island of Creighnewollop, a private distillery of enormous extent, most ingeniously concealed, and surrounded by brushwood which grows plentifully on the island. In its interior were deposited thirteen vessels containing 1,200 gallons of Potiale, also two stills, and an indefinite number of other vessels and implements employed in illicit Distillation.

The destruction of the distillery and its contents was immediately and effectually completed by the party, and the loss to the owner, who is unknown, is incalculable.

The exertions of the 50th Party Revenue Police, in the suppression of Illicit Distillation, cannot be too highly appreciated by the Board of Inland Revenue, and it is a pity that the faithful, energetic men of which the Revenue Police Force is composed are not better encouraged.

The excellent Constabulary Officer of Belturbet, B. H. PINCHIN, Esq., accompanied the Revenue Force on the expedition referred to above.

EMIGRATION DEPOT AT CORK.--Captain DE COURCY, R.N., accompanied by Captain FREND, the Government agent at the port of Cork, made on Tuesday a minute inspection of the building now occupied, as a blind Asylum in Cork, with a view of ascertaining its fitness, for the purpose of an emigration depot. It is understood that Captain DE COURCY considers the Asylum perfectly well suited for the object; and a local paper (the Reporter) says that the experience of London merchant satisfied them that Cork was the best and cheapest port for the despatch of ships to Australia.

MR. BENISON, we have heard, was not a home upon the occasion when we stated that bail was offered to and refused by him in the case of an outrage committed on a man named M'KENNA, residing at Carrigaleese, in the county Fermanagh.


On Friday, the 5th inst., in the 54th year of her age, Bridget, the beloved wife of Mr. John BRADY of this town. The deceased, who had been considerably more than a quarter of a century resident in Cavan, was held in the very highest esteem by all who knew her. Her equals ever found her kind and obliging, ready to sympathise with them in their joys, and to condole with them in their sorrows, while the poor looked upon her as an unceasing benefactress, and now bewail her as one whose loss to them cannot easily be repaired. Sunday, the day of her interment in the family burial ground in Castletara, was a fitful severe day, but neither rain nor storm could prevent as large a concourse as we ever saw collected on a similar occasion, from accompanying her remains to the place of her last earthly repose, and this we believe to be the highest testimony to her worth, for she cannot any more be obliging or benevolent, and there- fore nothing but a memory of her embalmed in their hearts could have caused so many from so different localities to put themselves to inconvenience that they might pay her the last honours.

A young lad named BODELL, aged 14 years, was killed by lightning at Larne, in the county of Antrim, on Tuesday week. He had a pick in his hand which attracted the electric fluid.

SACRILEGE IN LOUGHREA--On the 28th ult. an entry was effected into Loughrea chapel, by removing some glass from one of the windows apparently with a diamond; and three chalices, one of which was beyond two hundred, and one beyond 150 years old, were carried off. The cross and ciborium were broken, and the sacred contents of the latter quite made away with. No clue has yet been obtained as to the perpetrators of the outrage.

A verdict of wilful murder has been returned against a single woman, named Janet GILLIE, in Berwick, for cutting the throat of her new born infant.


May the 4th, at Eglinton, Cabra Road, the wife of George CARMICHEL, Esq., of a son and heir.

May 11, 1854


Magistrates present -- Captain PHILLIPS, Captain CLIFFORD, John GUMLEY and John A. NESBITT, Esqrs.


A charge of assault on complainant on 29th March, and obstruction in the execution of his duty.

The clerk stated that it was only on last Thursday Mr. LITTLE came for summonses; he would not give them, it being unusual to do so at so late a period, but Mr. GUMLEY gave an order to him to furnish them, with which of course he complied.

Mr. NESBITT thought it was extraordinary that when six weeks had elapsed from the time at which the offence alleged was committed then only a summons was issued for its perpetration.

Mr. John ARMSTRONG said it was because Mr. LITTLE was too ill to attend that the matter was deferred so long.

Mr. NESBITT said even this was no excuse; the course pursued was by him individually believed to be most objectionable. Had he not his legal adviser to get the summonses for him? Had he not the same means of getting them that he had of forwarding instructions and the doctors' certificates, that they might apply for a postponement of the trial for him?

It was then ordered that the direct case be proceeded with.

Mr. COCHRANE, on behalf of the police, then said--This is a most important case. A line of railway between Clones and Cavan being contemplated, an engineer came to Redhills to make surveys and sketches for the purpose. Mr. LITTLE, through pecuniary or other motives, perhaps from fear of the engine, or for some other equally grave reason, differs from the common sentiment on the subject, and has an objection to the making of the line. Therefore, to prevent the engineer doing his duty, he assembled a number of persons, marched down the streets at their heads, and when he came to where the engineer was, he scolded and threatened him if he proceeded to make any sketch of the police-barrack or yard which is held under lease by the constabulary from Mr. LITTLE. He was the landlord, but was he the less a trespasser, when he invaded the ground attached to the barracks, as he did invade them, with the very active help of Miss Kitty FARMER, who was most violent in her vowings, that she would demolish the engineer. A constable was called on, who attempted to remove these parties, but they were most vehement in resisting his efforts, and the end was, that the engineer was obliged to leave without doing anything. Another came later in the day, who was as badly received, and several times thrown into a dyke by MR. LITTLE, Miss Kitty assisting him. Was this the way to keep pace with progress? Mr. LITTLE might oppose the bid if he did not like it, or if it did not pass through his grounds he would get would get simple damages for any injury done him; but he took the law in his own hands, and must now abide the consequence.

Robert YOUNG examined--Is stationed at Redhills; recollects the 29th March last. An engineer came that day to sketch the barrack for the railway; saw Mr. LITTLE and Miss FARMER that day; Mr. LITTLE had no one with him when coming from his house, but he went to his men and called on them to put away the engineer. Mr. LITTLE was winding a stick round his head; he said he would tear his puddings out if he did not leave, and used other expressions so offensive that he would not repeat them. His party consisted of ten men, at least. They gathered round the engineer, who was in front of the barrack; he asked leave to go into the barrack, but Mr. LITTLE and Miss FARMER stood in the door and would not let him pass. SHEAHY and others asked LITTLE to leave the door, and he said he would not let any one in on his property. He pushed and dragged SHEAHY and both he and Miss FARMER followed the engineer into the yard and would let him do nothing. The engineer had to be escorted out of the town.

Cross-examined by Mr. John ARMSTRONG--They are constables at Redhills; SHEAHY is in command; the police there are not very anxious about the railway, does not know whether Rev. Mr. M'AULEY is; that gentleman resides some distance from the barracks; did not see Mr. M'AULEY that morning; saw no crowd in the street before Mr. LITTLE's men came there; hears that these men were paid to remain watching the line for the especial purpose of keeping engineers off it, when the whole party mustered there were thirty or forty there, most of whom gathered when they saw the way Mr. LITTLE was going on. The engineer said nothing, but that he wanted to have a sketch of the barracks; there was shouting and laughing; saw Mr. M'AULEY there, he heard no orders given to cheer and groan; hear Rev. Mr. M'AULEY say it was a shame for Mr. LITTLE to get on so; Mr. M'AULEY was not leading a mob, nor following a mob, when he saw him; never heard that Rev. Mr. M'AULEY was anxious that the line should pass through the barracks, that it might avoid his own house; does not think the laughing of the mob was calculated to induce Mr. LITTLE to a breach of the peace. It was not by direction of Mr. M'AULEY that the police were put under arms, but by the orders of the Sergeant, when he saw the engineer so maltreated and in danger. Witness went to pass in through the door, when LITTLE and Miss FARMER pushed him back; they were then gently removed, and when Sergeant SHEEHY went up to caution LITTLE, he was called a d--d scoundrel, and pushed and assaulted.

John SHEEHY examined--Is in command of the party at Redhills; on 29th March saw Mr. LITTLE come up towards the barracks; a number of men were standing at Miss FARMER's door; Mr. RIORDAN, the engineer, was sketching the barracks, when Mr. LITTLE called the men to com on; they did so, and so did Miss FARMER, when one and the others of the two made a snap at Mr. ROIRDAN. The engineer requested leave to go into the barrack, which he got, when Mr. LITTLE and Miss FARMER opposed his entrance. MR. LITTLE was being removed from the door, when he attacked witness and nudged him; he then asked where was the engineer; witness replied in the barracks; this made him more furious, when he assaulted witness violently. He was afraid there was danger to the engineer because of previous conduct of LITTLE in the matter.

Mr. ARMSTRONG objected to any evidence of what occurred from or to the day charged in the summons.

Mr. COCHRANE maintained its perfect lawfulness, as there was a riot in the case, and in he case of the Queen a. O'CONNELL such evidence was gone into.

Captain PHILLIPS--I think it unnecessary for you to say a word about it.

Examination continued--Saw Rev. Mr. M'AULEY, and heard him advise the people to leave the place; he came with the engineer, and a great many others did the same to see what kind of an animal he was.

Cross-examined by Mr. KNIPE. Has no spate to Mr. LITTLE; goes sometimes to Mr. M'AULEY's house; never heard him say that the line threatened to go through his house. When Mr. M'AULEY came down, he wanted the mob to go off; did not hear him say 'one cheer more boys.' MR. LITTLE did not go through the barracks, though he strove to do so, to impede the engineer. When the engineer passed into the barracks, witness thought it was to have protection there from the violence of Mr. LITTLE and Miss FARMER, and not to pass through it to Mr. LITTLE's fields.

Mr. KNIPE here made certain insinuations with regard to Mr. M'AULEY's interference in the matter, and exclaimed rather vehemently, when asked what they had to do with the matter, that Mr. M'AULEY was accused of riot and leading a mob that day, and in the present state of society, it was not new to see a priest exciting a mob, and that mob unfortunately obeying him.

Patrick M'LERNAN proved the assault on the sergeant by MR. LITTLE; heard Mr. M'AULEY desire the men to leave the place, and when some of them were going away Mr. LITTLE and Miss FARMER pulled them back again.

Constable MOORE also proved the circumstances, and corroborated the fact of Mr. LITTLE and Miss FARMER standing in the door of the police barracks, and the latter dancing about and exclaiming, "This is Mr. LITTLE"s property, this is Mr. LITTLE's property." Thinks that only for Mr. M'AULEY there would be a great riot there that day.

John DAVIS examined--Remembers the transaction..Mr. LITTLE was very much excited...Miss FARMER was also in the door...heard Mr. M'AULEY say nothing.

Captain PHILLIPS--Oh, Mr. KNIPE, you may let Mr. M'AULEY alone.

Mr. KNIPE--Your worship we have not taken a feather out of him yet, but we will take his wing off.

Rev. Mr. M'AULEY examined--Recollects the 29th March; saw the engineer come to his house in the morning; went towards the barracks with him; saw Mr. LITTLE and Miss FARMER there and a number of workmen with them going to the barracks. Witness had not one with him going down but the engineer.

MR. KNIPE--Oh, Mr. M'AULEY, you are not bound to criminate yourself.

Examination continued--I ordered off the mob, and Miss FARMER, or Kitty FARMER, or whatever you call her, brought them back; the conduct of the police was not riotous, but always correct.

Cross-examined by Mr. ARMSTRONG--Is anxious about the railway as every man ought to be; did not go with a mob upon the occasion.

Mr. NESBITT--Surely, Mr. ARMSTRONG, you are not wanting still to involve Mr. M'AULEY in the riot.

Mr. ARMSTRONG--Surely yes, your worship. MR. COCHRANE will do his bet to get him out of it, you need not shield him.

Cross-examination continued--Did not put his stick on Mr. LITTLE's shoulder or head, or hear the mob groaning or cheering Mr. LITTLE that day; does not know whether he groaned him; to the best of his belief he did not; did not order the mob to cheer, nor say down with the Unicorn, meaning the barracks, it is too long standing; did not summon a mob for the occasion.

James HOWE examined--Is Mr. LITTLE's nephew; proved his uncle's standing in the door of the barracks and refusing to leave it at the order of the police.

B. H. PINCHIN, Esq., proved that the police had orders not to let any one into the barrack except on business to them.

The complainant's case closed here.

Mr. ARMSTRONG rose to reply--It was his duty to state the case of his client, and to lay his grievances, his oppressions and hardships before the bench and the public, to show that he was foully treated by a band of men who were enrolled for the purpose of preserving the peace. Mr. PINCHIN was here to support them, but had he been at Redhills they would never have acted as they did. They must repent for having acted so, for we live in a country where the rights of property are respected, and even the police will be punished when they do wrong. Mr. LITTLE has passed his term--three score years and ten--and during his life he has been a loyal subject of the Queen.........Mr.. ARMSTRONG then stated that Mr. LITTLE only prevented the engineer from going into his field; that he did not stand in the door of the barracks at all; and that where the police seized upon him and maltreated him was in the public street, after which he proceed to call his witnesses.

Patrick BROWN proved to Mr. LITTLE's ordering the engineer off the premises and standing in his way when the police pushed and dragged him, and nearly prostrated him when he was received into the protecting arms of Miss FARMER. Witness did not hear Mr. M'AULEY say anything to the mob except to advise them to go home, which some them were doing when Miss FARMER collected them and brought them back.

Cross-examined by Mr. COCHRANE--Was called on by Mr. LITTLE to prevent the engineer going anywhere he proposed to go. Heard Mr. M'AULEY calling Mr. LITTLE an old rascal, and Mr. LITTLE returning the compliment. Saw the sergeant speaking with Mr. LITTLE before he commenced pushing him; he was not in the door at the time.

Peter CLERKIN, a most jolly-looking chap, in whom there appeared every indication that he was one who looked on a fight as the best of all sprees, examined--Saw Mr. M'AULEY coming down the street with people before and after him; heard that gentlemen telling Mr. HOWE and Miss FARMER to bring away Mr. LITTLE; did not hear him groaning or cheering, or ordering any one to groan or cheer.......

William MOORE examined--Saw the dragging of LITTLE, but know not who gave the first assault....

Stephen M'DONALD also proved the dragging of Mr. LITTLE, but said he was called up from his work to keep the engineer off. Mr. LITTLE and Miss FARMER were both in the barrack door, and some of the police at the door pushed him out before the sergeant assaulted him.

Mr. Armstrong here applied to have the cross cause entered into, but Mr. COCHRANE said it was sufficiently heard. Mr. LITTLE himself could not be listened to in consequence of the late hour at which he had issued his summons. If he were upheld in coming forward at so late an hour, then no man could be prevented from being a witness for himself.

Captain PHILLIPS thought it would be a most dangerous precedent to set, if Mr. LITTLE would now be allowed to proceed with his summons.

Captain CLIFFORD to Mr. ARMSTRONG--Was it because Mr. LITTLE could not then get his summonses that the case was postponed?


Mr. KNIPE said it would be treating Mr. GUMLEY discourteously by not hearing the summonses which he allowed to issue.

Mr. NESBITT--Magistrates are not infallible, besides there was only an ex parte statement.

Mr. KNIPE then alleged Dr. COYNE's certificate that he could not attend.

Captain PHILLIPS--He was in the hands of two most skillful lawyers.

Mr. KNIPE--No, your worship, he was in worse hand in those of Dr. COYNE.

The magistrates then refused to entertain the cross case, and, after some consultation, pronounced their decision, that Mr. LITTLE do pay one pound of a fine, and one pound costs; and, as Miss FARMER did not seem to use her hands, though she acted so very prominently, they would dismiss the case in her regard.

May 11, 1854


Before John DOPPING, Esq., R.M., Wm. SMITH, Esq., and Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq.

Peter REILLY a. Mathew BLAKELY

A charge of keeping a furious dog, which bit complainant in the streets of Stradone on Saturday week. He demanded that the dog be destroyed.

Constable BRENNAN proved the dangerous character of the dog, and that he actually comes into the barracks to make his charges.

It was ordered that the police destroy the dog, but Mr. BLAKELY said he would save them the trouble by destroying him himself.

Edward FINLAY a. Michael MAGUIRE.

A charge of assault on complainant, the porter of Cavan workhouse, on Tuesday last; the particulars were given in our last paper.

The defendant expressed his regret for what had occurred, and said that he had in leaving the child in the poorhouse only done what the magistrates at Arva ordered him to do.

Mr. DOPPING denied that such a course was prescribed to the defendant at Arva,

but Mr. William HAMILTON, solicitor, who was appealed to be defendant, corroborated him in his assertion, stating that it was on an occasion when Mr. DOPPING was absent.

The clerk stated, on behalf of Mr. P. CAFFREY, who had given a certificate that a certain decree pronounced by the case by the Assistant Barrister was final, so as to leave no future burden on MAGUIRE, that the certificate was not given to MAGUIRE as any defence for himself before the board of guardians, but simply as a record of the decree pronounced in the case.

The bench were unanimous in finding defendant 2l. and Mr. THOMPSON remarked that but for the contrition expressed by defendant the fine should be five not two pounds.


Complainant and defendant were two married women, living in Butlersbridge, both of whom were most unanimous in villifying each other, calling names, &c., &c.;

Defendant was asked if she was let go would she again scold complainant?

GYLLEN--No, your worship, she's worth passing.

The complaint was then dismissed.

The Guardians of the Cavan Union a. Ellen REILLY

Defendant broke windows in the workhouse. She stated she had been in the lock-up, and getting out if she was in a passion, and taking the scouring-brush in her hand she got a trip, when the brush, falling against the window, broke four panes. This was all. Sentenced to ten days imprisonment.

Defendant thanking their worship withdrew.

Isabella CAMPBELL a. Edward Lennox SLOANE

Complainant stated that she took two pieces from defendant to sprig, for which, if they were done well, she was to get 7s. 4d., but on producing them was only offered 8d.

Mr. SLOANE was asked where was the piece?
Mr. SLOANE--In my office, your worship.
Mr. SMITH--Go get them.
Mr. SLOANE--Will you let me ask her a question?
Mr. SMITH--No; go and bring the piece.

He went accordingly, and having produced the piece.

Complainant stated that Mr. SLOANE told her before he saw the work that she should not get much money.

Cross-examined by Mr. SLOANE--Did work for him before; does not remember him saying that he could not give her work as she did it so badly; remembers being told to give back undone the work she had as yet unfinished.

To the Bench--Witness had the two pieces in her hand when Mr. SLOANE said he would give her only 8d.

Mary Anne CAMPBELL is plaintiff's sister; was present when the work was handed in, and remembers Mr. SLOANE saying he would give little money for it before he saw the work. Mr. SLOANE could only expect to get rough work, because witness had told him to give none but rough work to her to do.

Mr. SLOANE stated that he offered her 8d. for one piece, the other was only spoiled, and worth nothing. He though the one piece was worth money.

Mr. THOMPSON--Why then did you not give her the shilling you promised her?

Mr. SLOANE--I said worth money, not worth THE money.

Messrs. KENNEDY and STEENSON, sewing agents, were sworn and examined as to the piece declared to be spoiled by Mr. SLOANE.

Mr. STEENSON swore that it was worth nothing, not even a penny.

Mr. KENNEDY said he thought it worth 18d. and that there would be charged 1s. for the raw material.

Mr. SLOANE--And 6d.

Bench--It is wrong of you to prompt a witness.

Mr. SLOANE--I ought to know what my employers will charge me.

Mr. DOPPING--You ought to know how to conduct yourself in a public court, and if you don't we will teach you.

Mr. KENNEDY asked if he would give 5s. 6d. for the two pieces for his wife's wear on its being brought to him, he said that he would not like to see his wife wearing anything so badly done.

Their Worships then ordered Mr. SLOANE to pay according to Mr. KENNEDY's award, 1s. 6d. for one piece and 8d. for the other, with costs, giving to the complainant the option of keeping the pieces herself, and paying Mr. SLOANE the value of the fabric which she got to work upon.

She preferred to take the money, which she pocketed accordingly.

May 18, 1854

A PATRIARCH--Died on Monday, the 1st May inst., at Poherea, near Kilnaleck, in this county, Mr. John STAFFORD, aged one hundred and six years and four months. The venerable old man enjoyed the full benefit of all his faculties up to two months before his decease, and he had well nigh completed his 106th year before he ceased to read the public papers. A long life had he; strange events were they which occurred between his birth and death; England triumphing in her Wolfes in Canada, and mortified in her Corwallises in the States; England pitted against France for Russia, and England joined with France against Russia; Ireland a nation in '82, and Ireland a province in 1800. Monarch succeeded to monarch--one form of government to another-- and he was a witness of all; he survived the succession and survived the change. Ample opportunities had he of learning wisdom, and he learned real wisdom; for there was not one who knew him by whom he was not respected, there was no one who came within the reach of his power to whom he did not extend his benevolence; sure that is real wisdom which teaches us to be useful and makes us to be respected.


May 9, at Mountjoy, county Monaghan, the wife of D. WHITE, Esq. of a daughter. May 13, in this town, the wife of Mr. Patrick DOWLING, of a son.


On Friday, the 12th instant, at Ballymachne Church, by the Rev. Mathew WEBB, Rector of Drumloman, Mr. Henry MULLIGAN, of Tully, to Jemima, second daughter of Mr. John GORDON, of Turin.

April 23, in New York, Dr. John J. FITZPATRICK, sub-editor of the "New York Herald", and formerly of Cavan, to Miss Catherine WATSON, late of Dublin.

May 25, 1854


Magistrate present--Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., Robert ERSKINE, Esq., John DOPPING, Esq.

Daniel BRENNAN a. Patrick BRADY

A complaint for five shillings wages due to plaintiff, who is a cart maker in Ballynagh.

BRENNAN proved that an engagement had been made with him by BRADY to make two bodies of a cart for which the materials were prepared. When he had gone to defendants house with his tools he found that the timber was yet to be felled, growing, as it still was in all its pride in the garden. It was felled and sawed and made up, and some additional work done, during a fortnight at least, and plaintiff only got one shilling of money and tobacco.

Defendant stated that complainant declared himself well satisfied with what he got, but he was three weeks and not a fortnight merely working with him.

The Bench ruled that he ought not to have been satisfied, and granted a decree for three shillings.

Rose SMYTH a. Thomas SMYTH.

A charge for wages due to the amount of 1l. 9s. 10d.

Plaintiff examined--Got all her money, 2l. 12s., for a years wages, except 1l. 9s. 10d., but could not say positively how much she got. The reason that she sues for 1l. 9s. 10d. is because defendant himself, having made up her account, said there was so much due to her.

Court--How comes it that you don't know how much you got actually?

Witness--How could I, your Lordship, and never was on the bench before?

Defendant said he tendered her the balance of all that was due to her, and, she having made some conflicting statements, he was ordered to lodge that balance in court, and, having done so, the complaint was dismissed.

Hugh M'GLONE a. Ann GAFFNEY and _______DEMPSEY

Complainant alleged that he was robbed of eleven shillings and four- pence by Ann (a bad character), with DEMPSEY's assistance, last Tuesday night about eleven o'clock, as he was leaving Cavan. Ann followed him of her own accord and was groping his pockets; he took out his money and had it in his hand when it fell, and when he stooped to pick it up DEMPSEY ran away with his hat. Complainant followed her for it, and in the mean time Ann ran away with the money.

A policeman proved to searching Ann when charged by complainant and finding on her four half crowns and three pence halfpenny, complainant having stated to him that in the money which he lost there were four half crowns.

GAFFNEY stated that complainant was an old acquaintance, and known to be a 'good boy' by every one in Cavan. She was in company with him that evening, and he was promising her a spree next day when he got an order cashed in the bank; in the mean time he was knocked down and made the charge against defendant because she would not say who struck him.

They were both committed for trial.

Mr. STEELE a. three women, a mother and two daughters.

Complainant swore a charge of being connected with certain robberies was made to witness against the defendants, and on looking for them he found they had left Cavan; he followed and met them a Butlersbridge, and found with them a large sum of money in the amount of fourteen or fifteen pounds; and some clothes, most of which were women's apparel.

Mr. HAMILTON, who appeared for the defendants stated that his clients were going to England when they were arrested, that no person was found to claim any of the money or clothes found with him, that the female apparel belonged to the women themselves and male attire to one who is in gaol.

Mr. THOMPSON--Who is the husband?
Mr. HAMILTON--He is a person who trades--
Mr. THOMPSON--In pickpocketing, I presume.
Mr. HAMILTON--If your worship is inclined to prejudge I cannot help you, I was going to say in stockings.

Mr. THOMPSON--I beg your pardon, I thought you were going to say what I suggested.

Mr. HAMILTON--Your Worship was premature, you see.

The magistrates then consulted, and ordered that the parties should be transferred to the gaol for a week until inquiries should be made as to the ownership of the articles found on them.

Sub-Constable SHORT a. Thomas TEEVAN, FREEMAN, and another.

Defendants were charged with being drunk on the fair night of Ballyhaise. SHORT swore that they were drunk, and that he did not trip or strike any of the defendants.

The Sergeant of the Barracks also swore that the defendants were drunk and disorderly.

Mr. DOPPING--What is your definition of drunkenness.

Witness--I would think that a man drunk, who would be misconducting himself on the road making noise, &c.;

Mr. DOPPING thought that in the spirit of the art, the man was drunk who was not able to take care of himself.

Mr. THOMPSON--I would think the man drunk and more dangerous, who would be shouting and misconducting himself on the road, even though he was able to take care of himself so as to do himself injury.

Mr. ERSKINE quite agreed, he heard of a man lately going along the road beating it with a stick, and shouting, yet he was able to walk. That man he believed to be drunk beyond doubt.

Mr. TULLY, solicitor for the defendants, urged that all proved against his clients was that they were excited, and there was good reason for this in the fact that SHORT, the policeman, struck TEEVAN for not going faster on his road home, and then tripped him. He then called on a man named M'CALL, who proved the blow by the policeman, and that TEEVAN was not drunk, or if he was, he never would be able to bear up against the blow without falling under it. He, therefore, applied to have the case for assault against the policeman tried.

The magistrates did not accede to the application as the summons for the assault was only served this morning.

Mr. DOPPING said he thought that the decision should at least be postponed until the case for the assault was to be heard.

The rest of the bench agreed in the propriety of this suggestion, and all decision in the case was therefore deferred.

Felix MOLLOY a. Margaret SCOTT

Mr. John ARMSTRONG for the plaintiff, stated that he is agent of a sewed muslin manufactory in Glasgow. Defendant, under a fictitious name, got work from him which she sold to a servant of Mr. BARRON for one shilling. He sought conviction of her under the 2nd section of the act.

Mr. MOLLOY proved the circumstances as stated, and that the value of the piece found with Mr. BARRON's servant was at least five or six shillings.

It was ordered that she be imprisoned for a month, or pay a fine of 2l.

James M'CONNELL a. Same

A charge under the 18th section for detaining goods, given her to work too long.

It was ordered that she be confined an additional month, or pay a fine of 2l.

The Guardians of Cavan Union a. Michael MAGUIRE

Edward FINLAY examined--Proved MAGUIRE's leaving a two-year old child in the board-room a fortnight ago--as we reported it--KIERNAN was the mother.

The Clerk read the act, by which it appeared that every mother was bound to maintain her illegitimate child to the age of fifteen years, provided that she was not debarred of any claim allowed her by the last to have it maintained by another.

Now it was maintained that MAGUIRE was liable for the support of the child, and, therefore, KIERNAN was exempt, and unobnoxious to any charge for desertion of the child.

Ellen KIERNAN examined--Proved that the child deserted was hers, that MAGUIRE was the father, that he was decreed for its maintenance, and ordered to keep the child for the future, and pay 5l. for the past. He came for the child, and, owing to some cause or other afterwards occurring, sent it back to witness, who kept it until it was two years old.

Defendant said that KIERNAN had more children in the county, but she swore she had not, then alleged that she had been in Scotland, and her leaving her child to go there cost him 30l.

KIERNAN again swore that she never left Ireland.

Mr. THOMPSON to MAGUIRE--There are two statements of yours contradicted on oath. It is likely to be a dear child to you; you were decreed for 5l., fined 2l., you are now liable to a fine of another 5l., and in the end must support the child.

They then ordered that the child be supported by defendant, and to give him the opportunity of doing the thing efficiently, they postponed the case to this day fortnight, when, if he has not agreed to support the child, the full fine will be imposed.

Saturday, May 20


Before Lieutenant-Colonel H.T. CLEMENTS, Thos. JOHNSTON, S. R. MOOREHEAD, and Edward M'INTOSH, Esqrs., Js. P.

Patrick DOLAN v. Anne HORNER, widow

This case, which had been adjourned from the previous petty session, created great interest in the town and neighbourhood, in consequence of which the Courthouse was much more crowded than it generally is at the quarter sessions.

For its elucidation and better understanding, it may be necessary briefly to premise that that the town and neighbourhood of Cootehill enjoy a considerable portion of the trade, i.e., the manufacturing or handloom weaving of linen cloth, which give constant employment to a great many hands at remunerating prices, notwithstanding which the employers of those handloom weavers have from time to time complained of their dishonest practices, in embezzling and disposing of the yarns they received from them for the purpose of weaving or converting into linen cloth, disposing to equally dishonest persons at lower than the market price.

Mr. Patrick DOLAN, the complainant, a manufacturer, and one of the greatest sufferers, being determined to put a stop (so far as in his power lay) to such a practice, so calculated to annihilate the trade in Cootehill and its neighbourhood altogether, some few months ago institute legal proceedings against certain persons, and convicted some of them, who were fined in considerable sums of money, together with costs, for having purchased such yarns from fraudulent weavers; but notwith- standing which the practice was persevered in, hence the present proceeding.

After a rather angry colloquy between Mr. MOOREHEAD (one of the justices) and Mr. John DUDGEON, attorney for the defendants, relative to the cause of postponement of the case from the former petty sessions.

Mr. Edward ATKINSON of Tandragee, who attended as attorney for the complainant, proceeded to state his case. He commenced by reading the 6th and 10th sections of the 3rd and 4th Victoria, cap. 91; also the section of 5th and 6th Vict.; cap 68; the substance of all which is to the following effect:--A justice of the peace, upon oath being made before him by a credible person, that there is reasonable cause to sus- pect, that any person or persons purloined or embezzled, any cloths, yarns, materials, tools or apparatuses, shall issue a search warrant, and the person or persons in whose possession same shall be found, shall be convicted of a misdemeanour, unless they shall satisfactorily account for its possession and if in a summary way before justices assembled in petty sessions, he or they shall be liable to a fine not exceeding 20l., or imprisonment in default of payment of same, for any space of time not exceeding three months, and if tried and convicted at quarter sessions, may be fined in 40l., and in like default of payment be imprisoned, with hard labour, for any time not exceeding six months. He (Mr. ATKINSON) then called upon the petty sessions' clerk (Mr. William GIBSON) to produce the search warrant issued by Mr. S. R. MOOREHEAD, J.P., at the instance of Mr. DOLAN, on the 11th of April last, which having done,

Constable John KNOX was sworn and deposed that he proceeded with said warrant, and found the yarn which he produces--a chain and other yarn--in the house of Mrs. Anne HORNER, in Church-street, on the said 11th April. Another constable and Mr. Patt DOLAN accompanied him.

Cross-examined by Mr. DUDGEON--Mr. DOLAN came in after he had seized the yarn, and he stated, that he had no doubt on his mind but that the chain of yarn was his property; but he did not identify the other yarn; Mrs. HORNER stated she did not know from whom she got it; there was another man (a civilian) in the shop at the time, and she wished him to claim it; but although he at first consented to do so, he subse- quently declined, but not until after he (witness) said that if he claimed the yarn he must be arrested; he then said he would have nothing to do with it.

Patrick DOLAN sworn.--Deposed that he had no doubt but that the chain of yarn produced was him property, as he had marked it with rose pink.

Cross-examined--Is a linen manufacturer, but does not know whether he is so under either of the Acts of Parliament recited or alluded to by Mr. ATKINSON; adopted the proceedings to put down robbers, but will not swear that Mrs. HORNER is a noted robber, nor will he swear that the yarn was stolen from him; might have given out a ticket to a weaver with the yarn; was going past Mr. HORNER's and suspected there might be some of his yarn in her house, went into her shop and saw the yarn i n it. Mrs. HORNER was summoned before for a similar offence.

Mr. Hugh DOLAN (brother to witness) interrupting him--No, she was not; but I'll tell how it was that she was not proceeded against; when summonses were issued against other parties, I went to Mrs. HORNER and desired her to put the yarn she then had in her possession out of the way; and that was the way she escaped being summoned.

Cross-examination of Mr. Patrick DOLAN resumed--Mrs. HORNER is not a linen manufacturer; she does give out yarn to be woven into linen; the way she gives it out is, she sells the yarn she so possesses herself of, to persons at 10 per cent less than its value; Biddy M'CANN informed him, on the day the yarn was seized, that she was obliged to raise 2s. or 3s. on the yarn she received from him (witness) in consequence of poverty, notwithstanding what she had sworn at the former petty sessions.

This closed the case on behalf of the complainant.


Biddy M'CANN sworn and examined by Mr. DUDGEON--Her husband, who is a weaver, got the yarn to weave, and she left it with Mrs. HORNER for safe keeping and got no money or other value on it; her reason for doing so was, because there was a wake in her house.

Mr. DUDGEON--IF Mr. DOLAN swore that she told him that she had got 2s. or 3s. on it would it be true or false?

Witness--Dear help him if he did.

Examination continued--Lives in the same street with Mrs. HORNER, who employs and give out yarn to weaver to be woven for her.

Cross-examined by Mr. ATKINSON--It was her mother that was being waked when she left the yarn with Mrs. HORNER for safe keeping; perhaps it is three months ago since her mother died; cannot tell whether it was in winter or summer when she died, nor the month; her husband had been weaving for Mr. DOLAN for some time; it was the warp (the chain) she left with Mrs. HORNER for safe keeping; cannot tell where the weft (sic) is, but it is safe.

By Mr. MOOREHEAD--Why did you not leave the rest of the yarn for safe keeping with Mrs. HORNER when you left the chain or warp with her, lest it might be stolen?

Witness--Because I had not the whole of it at the time; put it out of the way because Mr. DOLAN came several times and ransacked the house looking for yarn.

James ANDERSON examined--Knows that Mrs. HORNER was reared in the weaving trade, and that her husband was a weaver, and lived by weaving; always knew her to be honest, and the country knows it.

Cross-examined--Knows that she buys yarn from weavers; often bought yarn himself from her; and often bought it cheap from her; about it as cheap as he could from others, and will do so again and again if he can.

Mr. ATKINSON--Then it is an axiom with you to buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest?

Witness--When I buy yarn cheap I never enquire from the parties who sell it, or how they came by it.

Mr. ATKINSON then applied to the court to order the defendant to be committed to custody until said fines and costs be paid; but on Mr. DUDGEON intimating that it was the intention of his client to lodge an appeal to the conviction, she was discharged, on an understanding to enter into bail.

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