Published in Cavan, county Cavan
May 3, 1855
April 28, in Eaton-Place, London, the Countess of Kaslakahm(?) of a daughter. April 29, at No. 29, Blessington street, Mrs. D. F. McCarthy, of a daughter.
MARRIED April 26, at the Catholic Church, Saggard, by the Rev. Dr. Russell, Peter Russell, Esq., J.P., Dundalk, to Mary, eldest daughter of Joseph M'Donnell, Esq. of Templeogue. April 9, in the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Mr. Stephen Smith, or Oldtown, county Meath, to Bridget, daughter of the last Mr. P. O'Brien, of 9, Mary's Abbey.
May 10, 1855
CAVAN PETTY SESSIONS - Monday, May 7.
Magistrates present - Theophilus THOMPSON and William HUMPHREYS, Esqrs.
A charge of selling whiskey without licence.
The complainant proved that he entered the house of defendant, at Clonervy, and found two men in it and about three quarts of whiskey in a jar, which was concealed under a bed. He has reason to believe it was there for sale, but will not swear, beyond all doubt, that it was there for sale.
Mr. M'GAURAN, who appeared for the defendant, maintained that the complaint was not sustained, -- There was no proof of whiskey being sold, and even, though it was suspicious looking, to see so much whiskey in the house -- still, suspicion would not do -- proof was required. Besides, the summons did not allege that whiskey was kept for sale; it only stated that whiskey was sold, and it was not even attempted to prove this.
Mr. THOMPSON said he was quite sure as to what the decision should be; he would fine the defendant.
Mr. M'GAURAN called the two men, who were found in the house, on the evening laid in the summons, and both swore, most positively, that they paid for no whiskey in the house on the night in question, nor did they intend to pay for any, nor did they call for any, nor see any other person doing so.
Mr. THOMPSON -- I am resolved on punishing the defendant.
Mr. M'GAURAN -- Is it after the evidence of those two men; you might as well fine me. I must appeal the case.
Mr. THOMPSON -- I have no objection that you should do so, but I will let the case stand till some other magistrate comes.
Mr. HUMPHREYS appeared shortly afterwards, and after some discussion, the case was dismissed.
______________ NEIL v. SMITH
A charge of assault with a pewter pint, in Ballyhaise, on Sunday fortnight.
NEIL proved the case; there was a dispute between his family and the defendant some time before, about a cot, the lock of which was broken.
To Mr. KNIPE -- Did not challenge the defendant to fight; was not drunk, though he was full enough about two o'clock that day; he got sober going to the funeral; will swear that he did not strike the defendant on the road or in Mr. GILLIS's house; remembers asking him if he said he would pitch him (witness) out of the cot, but gave him no other unmannerly language. Has no bad feeling against defendant except what arises out of the matter of the cot.
To the Court -- Was only struck once; defendant had no friend or party with him in Mr. Gillis's; there were with him only a few boys, who came along the road with him.
James NEIL examined by Mr. M'GAURAN -- Was home from the funeral with complainant; there were no strokes between him and the defendant on the road. Was in Mr. Gillis's, but did not see the blow struck; heard some altercation between complainant and defendant, about what the former said, as to the throwing out of the cot., John NEIL was quite sober at the time he was struck. After the blow he was all bleeding.
Cross examined by Mr. KNIPE -- At Castletara witness said some hard words to defendant, but not out of much harm; remembers not what it was, but it was not the "time of day, at any rate;" did not inquire at Mr. Gillis's whether Pat. SMITH had gone home; but might have done so elsewhere in the town; it was not out of harm to him if he did so; heard the lie given to Smith.
Witness with vehemence -- All the testing you are giving me is all to no use.
Cross examination continued -- NEIL did not strike or push SMITH, and whatever blow was struck was given without provocation.
Mr. KNIPE --- What did you mean by inquiring whether SMITH had gone home?
Witness --- I don't know, but it was out of no harm.
Mr. THOMPSON --- It is clear that if you asked the question at all, you did so either for the purpose of avoiding SMITH or beating him.
Laughlin DONEGAN -- Was waiter in Mr. Gillis's on the night in question. SMITH was in the room before either of the NEILS went in. He then came out to the counter, and desired witness to bring in a pint of ale in a pint as there was an argument in the room; witness did so.
To Mr. KNIPE -- There was no dispute before the ale was brought in.
Matthew M'GOOHAN -- Was in the room before any of the party came in; Patrick SMITH came in first to the room; saw James NEIL and John NEIL coming in afterwards; heard them and SMITH arguing about the cot, SMITH told the waiter to bring in a pint of ale in a pint or he would throw it in his face; saw SMITH strike John NEIL with the pint; does not know whether John NEIL did not strike SMITH before the pint was used.
DONEGAN was re-called, and stated that SMITH never said a word about throwing the ale in his face if he brought it in anything else than a pint.
Thomas M'DONALD --- Was not in the house until after the blow was struck; saw a pint measure in defendants hand, which he wrong out of it and handed to the waiter.
Mr. KNIPE, for the defendant, stated that his client was waylaid frequently and his leg broken in consequence of some land for which his father outbid the Neils. On a Sunday, about a month previous to the assault complained of, Defendant got himself ferried across the water in the Neils cot, for which he awas attacked and assaulted by them afterwards, which led to the unfortunate transaction in Mr. Gillis's house; he would prove that his client was assaulted at Castletara; that inquiries had been made anxiously by the complainant as to whither he had gone, and that they were the first to renew the altercation in Ballyhaise.
John JOHNSTON -- Was in company with Smith coming from the funeral; met Jas. NEIL near Castletara; he inquired whether SMITH had gone home; he afterwards met him, and they began arguing about the cot; the NEILS followed witness and SMITH, who were quietly going home; saw no blow struck on either side; heard squabbling in Ballyhaise, but knows not who began it.
To Mr. M'GAURAN -- Saw NEIL struck with a pint by SMITH, and this was the first blow he saw.
Mr. KNIPE left the case to the bench, relying on the evidence he had given, that SMITH was going home quietly when he was followed by the Neils.
The court ruled, that it was clear there was nothing premeditated in the assault by SMITH; he struck the blow from the impulse of the moment, and it arose out of the argument about the cot. The opinion of the court was, that SMITH should be fined two pounds, or, in default, be imprisoned for a month.
Mr. M'GAURAN said he wished that no part of the fine should be awarded to the complainant, as he intended to bring a civil action for him in compensation of the injury he sustained.
Susan DALY v. Michael SHOALS
A charge that the defendant did commit a rape on the 23rd April last, at Lavey.
Complainant sworn -- When she met defendant, he dragged her into the planting, tore her clothes and ill-treated her. She screamed, but he stopped her by typing his handkerchief on her mouth. It was about three o'clock in the day (the scholars were coming from school) and she told the story to a woman that evening. She had been a servant girl in defendants house previously, but had to leave his service because of the way in which he treated her. There was no house near, nor any one on the road.
Cross-examined by Mr. KNIPE -- Was returning from the house of a woman to whom she owed eight pence, when defendant met her. It was on the broad road leading from Cavan to Lavey Strand; told her mother of the occurrence when she came home. Went to Mr. THOMPSON the magistrate next day, but told no policeman; Mickey is not witnesses bachelor; but he is not married. Witness's road home was by Lavey Strand, and this affair took place below the church.
Defendant had a frieze coat on the day in question. Mary BRADY proved that when complainant came into the house, she was very weak, and her wrists all swelled; she told the story and named the person who abused her; she did not state the spot where she was abused. Complainant is witness's niece. No relation of her's (sic) ever made a similar charge against any one before. It was between two and three o'clock or better when the little girl came in; the hens were going on the roost at the time. It was between four and five o'clock when she came in. She stated that the affair took place down about the avenue coming down from Gumlay's.
Bernard MAGUINESS proved that on the 23d April he was setting potatoes with defendant, from before six o'clock, and he was never absent unless while he was going to the dung heap for manure, and all the time he heard his tongue on the street; he could not have been down at Lavey church; the day was warm and he had no coat on.
John SMITH -- Was working with the defendant on the 23d; he was drawing dung and witness was filling it for him; he was not fifteen minutes out of witness' s sight the whole day, and could not have been at Lavey church.
The case was sent for trial, and the defendant was admitted to bail, he himself being bound in a sum of £20 and finding two securities in £10 each, that he would appear to take his trial at the sessions.
IN CHANCRY (sic)
ADVERTISEMENT TO CREDITORS, LEGATEES, AND INCUMBRANCERS.
CAUSE PETITION, Under "The Court of Chancery (Ireland Regulation Act, 1850)
In the Matter of Newton WILLIAMS, the Rev. George Alexander HILL and Eliza CARMICHAEL, the wife of George CARMICHAEL by the said Newton WILLIAMS, her next friend, Petitioners.
William BELL and Margaret BELL, his wife, administratrix of Moutry ERSKINE, deceased, and George CARMICHAEL, Respondents.
I HEREBY require all persons claiming to be Creditors, or Pecuniary Legatees of Moutray ERSKINE, late of Cavan, in the county of Cavan, deceased, on or before the 18th day of May, 1855, to furnish in writing to John FYFFE, Esq., of No. 16, Upper Temple Street, Dublin, Solicitor for said Margaret BELL, the amount and particulars of their several demands, (accompanied in case of simple contract debts, by a statement of the consideration of such debts); in order that the Petitioners may, without any expense to them, provide in this Matter such or so much of their demands as he shall think just, of the allowance or disallowance of which or any part of same, said Creditors shall receive due Notice. And all such Creditors whose demands shall be disallowed either wholly or in part, shall at the peril of Costs be at liberty to file Charges in my Office, in respect of the Claims or Amounts so disallowed, within one fort-night after they shall respectively have received Notice of such disallowance.
I shall require all persons having Charges or Incumbrances affecting the real and freehold Estate of the said Montray (ed. note: name is spelled this way here, but differently above.) ERSKINE to come in before me, at my Chambers, Inns Quay, in the City of Dublin, on or before the first day of June, 1855, and proceed to prove the same.
Dated this 5th day of May, 1855
EDWARD LITTON, Master in Chancery.
GEORGE CARMICHAEL, Solicitor for the Petitioners, No., 10, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin
AUCTION OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE --
Feather beds and Bedding; Pianoforte, Music Stool, Clock, Jaunting Car, Harness, Highly bred Stock &c., &c.;
I have been favoured with Instructions to Sell by AUCTION , on WEDNESDAY, the 16th day of May, at the Residence of the Late Rev. MR. RICHIE, in the Town of Ballyjamesduff.
The entire Furniture and Effects, comprising Mahogany -- Parlour and Drawing Room Chairs, Mahogany Dinner Loo (sic), Sofa, and Ladies Work Tables, Sideboard, Sofa, Painted Press, Neat Cabinet; Easy Chairs; Mahogany, 4 post and eliptic Sofa-Bedsteads, Mahogany Wash Stands, Toilet Tables, Dressing Glasses, Wardrobes, Chest of Drawers, Feather Beds, Bedding, Carpets, Rugs, Fenders, Fire Irons; Kitchen, Dairy, and Pantry requisits(sic), Jaunting Car, "Dublin Build," 3 Highly bred Springer Cows, 3 yearling Hefers (sic), 1 Donkey, Plough, Harrow, Cart, Harness.
Sale at 11 o'clock.
Purchasers to pay Auction fees.
GEORGE GRAHAM, Auctioneer, Virginia
May 3, 1855
The Gardians (sic) of the above Union will receive Tenders for Supplying, Free of Expense, the Workhouse with 50 Tons of Best White Haven Coal.
Tenders will be received by me up to 11 o'Clock on Thursday, 17th inst.
Clerk of the Union
7th May, 1855.
COOTEHILL BOROUGH COMMISSION
The usual weekly meeting was held in the Grand Jury Room of the Courthouse, on Monday last.
Wm. LESLIE, Esq., in the chair.
Other Commissioners present -- Messrs. Patrick HORAN, Edward M'NULTY, Edward COONEY, John M'GAHAN (M'GAHON?), P.L.G., Peter GARTLAN, Richard BROWNE, Samuel FISHER, John SHERA, and John CAMPBELL.
Mr. John SMYTH was called to account for not having as yet completed the sinking of a well for a pump in Market Street, whereas according to the terms of his contract he should have it done on the 1st February last. Mr. SMYTH urged that the well was now 51 feet deep and contain twenty five feet of water ; the spring coming on and the necessity of attending to the repairs of the roads, he being a contractor for county purposes, prevented him from proceeding with the work for some time. He would, however, shortly resume it.
He was ordered to commence on Monday next, and to have his part of the work done within a month.
The following resolution, upon the motion of Mr. COONEY, seconded by Mr. GRATTAN, was carried unanimously. (ed. note: Spelling here, Grattan, is as it was printed in the newspaper. Note different spelling in list of commissioners above, also as it was printed in the newspaper.)
Resolved -- That the Commissioners of the Town of Cootehill having for some years past been acquainted with Constable John KNOX, and having had an opportunity of seeing the manner in which he discharged his duty, feel called upon to convey to the magistrates that in their opinion he is a most active, useful, and efficient member of the force, and that through his energy and personal exertion, he has much contributed to put down larcenies and suppress disorder in the town of Cootehill, and that the Commissioners are likewise aware that he has been very active in putting a stop to illicit distillation and sheeben houses in the neighborhood, and would therefore, strongly recommend him to the favourable consideration of the County Inspector and Magistrates for promotion.
CAVAN UNION -- Tuesday, MAY, 8th
THEOPILUS THOMPSON, Esq., J.P. in the Chair.
Other guardians present -- Messrs Wm. SMITH, J.P., Hugh BRADY, Wm. WHYTE, Robert FEGAN, James KILROY, George BELL, Laurence LAMB, Jas.HAMILTON, J.P., Anthony KILROY, John LYONS, Peter BRADY, Owen DONEGAN, George NESBITT, Thomas HARTLEY, William FOSTER, sen., Henry FARIS, John NAYLOR, John ROGERS, Alexander BERRY, Wm. FOX, J.P., James McCAFFRAY, Peter DONNELLY, Wm. HUMPHREYS, J.P., Joseph STORY, J.P., Abraham BRUSH, J.P., G. G. L'ESTRANGE, Patrick GAFFNEY, Thomas STAFFORD, Jas. M'GAURAN, J. A. FARIS, Bernard GAFFNEY, William BROWN.
Mr. ROBINSON, P.L.I., was also in attendance.
The Board then proceeded to elect a Revising Valuator in the room of the late Mr. PAGET.
There were six candidates -- Patrick SMYTH, James BROWN, C. W. MOFFAT, James M'COLLUM, Thomas WILSON, and George RES.
Mr. SMITH inquired, whether, the six candidates were nominated, the poll should be taken and the lowest thrown off, and another poll taken until the such time as the issue came to be between two.
It was agreed that the lowest on the list should fall off, and the next five be polled for again, and so on until the two highest on the list, should be pitted against each other.
Mr. Patrick SMITH resigned immediately after his application was read, so that the number of candidates was reduced to five.
Mr. Thomas REILLY moved that Mr. James BROWN be appointed. He was, he said, an independent man, who could not be carried away by any improper influence in filling (?) situation, upon which the votes of the people of the county depended. Besides every one knew that there was no better judge of the value of land.
Mr. Hugh BRADY seconded the nomination.
Mr. SMITH proposed Mr. MOFFAT; he thought him an independent young man, and just arrived at the time of life, when he would be able to do his work efficiently. He had also a claim being the son-in-law of the late valuator, whose memorands and private books, of course, he would have.
Mr. John ROGERS seconded the nomination.
Mr. M'CAFFREY proposed, and Mr. PRATT seconded the nomination of Mr. Thomas WILSON.
Mr. Alexander BERRY proposed, and Mr. Henry FARIS seconded the nomination of Mr. George REA.
The Board then divided, when there appeared --
For MOFFATT -- Messrs. HUMPHREYS, HAMILTON, BRUSH, SMITH, L'ESTRANGE, FOX, STOREY, NAYLOR, FOSTER, Jun., NESBITT, James KILROY, FOSTER, Sen., John ROGERS, FEGAN, BURROWES, STAFFORD, WHITE (sic), A. KILROY, BROWN, BELL, HARTLEY, W.A. MOORE.
For REA -- Messrs. William ROGERS, Peter BRADY, DONNELLY, DONEGAN, J. FARIS, BERRY.
For WILSON -- Messrs. M'CAFFREY, PRATT.
For BROWN -- Messrs. T. RIELLY (sic), M'GAURAN, LYONS, J.A. FARIS, _.P. GAFFNEY, B. GAFFNEY, LAMB, Hugh BRADY.
Mr. WILSON was cast out. Mr. M'CAFFREY, transferred his vote to Mr. BROWN, and Mr. PRATT to Mr. MOFFAT.
Mr. REA's supporters then gave him up. Mr. W. ROGERS, MR. H. FARIS, and Mr. BERRY, voted for Mr. MOFFATT; Mr. Peter BRADY, Mr. DONNELLY, and Mr. DONEGAN, for BROWN.
Mr. MOFFATT had thus, 26 votes, and Mr. BROWN, 13.
On the 1st instant, at 102, Lower-Gardiner-street, Dublin, the wife of Lucas Alexander TRESTON, Esq., of a son and heir.
On the 3rd instant, by the Rev. Charles M'EVOY, P.P., Kells, John MAHONY, Esq., of Navan, to Miss Mary M'KENNA, Kells, sister to Laurence M'KENNA, Esq., Kells.
May 17, 1855
GUANO, and TURNIP SEEDS
offers for sale: ---
800 bags of Genuine Peruvian Guano, the ...... tation of Gibbs Bright and Co.
50 sacks of the different varieties of carefully selected Turnip Seeds.
Agent for FRANCIS RITCHIE and Son's, of .........
Vitriolized Bone Manures
Carrickmacross, May 8, 1855
The Board of Guardians....... Union will, on Monday, the 28th day of MAY instant, ... eed to Elect a duly qualified........ to act as a
at a salary of £20 per annum, with ration..... apartments.
The person elected will be required to teach Male and Female Children, and to put in securities(?) of £50.
Candidates to be in attendance at 12 o'clock
JAMES G. ADAM
Clerk of the Union
Ballieborough Union, 14th May, 1855
On Thursday, the 10th instant, at his residence Springhill, near Bawnboy, the Very Rev. Philip M'GAURAN, P.P. of Templeport, and Dean of the diocese of Kilmore. The deceased reverend gentleman was in the 94th year of his age, and had been at the time of his death fully 51 years a labourer in the Lord's vineyard. In life his zeal for the glory of Him until whom he ministered was unremitting, nor in the house of death did he forego, for whatever little means he had accumulated in the years of his long and frugal life were distributed amongst the three chapels of the parish to which he was attached, out of a love for the "beauty of God's holies and the place where His glory dwelleth." No board was more hospitable than that of the Rev. Mr. M'Gauran, and yet no life was more temperate than his own, for, from the time that Father Matthew was in this country, fifteen years ago, he was a rigid teeetotaller(sic). And now that he has passed away forever, we may say! that he left few like himself behind; kind, charitable, ardent, social, and enthusiastic. Where shall we find his equal?
May 24, 1855
MILITARY HONORS We feel a real gratification in noticing for the information of our readers, that, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. J. P. MAXWELL, one of the members for this county, had a place amongst those distinguished officers and soldiers, to whom the Queen herself distributed a medal for services, rendered in the Crimea, on Friday last. We may also state that Cornet REILLY, of the 8th hussars, upon whom the same honor was conferred, also, belongs to this county, being a member of a family, residing near Butlersbridge. When he entered the army, he had to groom his own horse, but his deservings gained for him a commission.
THE SCHOOLMASTER ABROAD The following choice morsel appeared, exactly as we have had it printed, on the market-house, street-corners, gates, piers and pillars, in this town, on yesterday: -- "May 20th 55 take notice Anas Stolan or Straid on the night of 21 from charlis baxter of Drum Keeran Agack .... with long gray hare Any person finding him will be hansomley rewarded Aploy to &c, &c" (sic). We pledge ourselves that, the foregoing does not differ even in a letter from the original.
THE NORTH WEST BAR The members of this bar have come to the resolution, that no brief can be received after the opening of the Commission in any town of the circuit, but before this it shall be received, if left either at the bar room, or the lodging of the counsel for whom it is intended.
THE WAR We have little news on the subject. General CANROBERT's resignation has been accepted. An expedition sent out against Kertsch on the Eastern coast of the Crimean peninsula was recalled, just when it had arrived at its destination and was likely to be successful, by a misstatement by the telegraph of the French Emperor's message. The allied fleet is in the Baltic, and Cronstadt has been declared in .............. (ed. note: it ends here) -
CAVAN PETTY SESSIONS -- MONDAY, MAY 21.
Magistrates present -- Theo. THOMPSON, Michael PHILLIPS, and Robert ERSKINE, Esqrs.
Frances Sadleir v Mary Sadleir
A charge that defendant refused to support complainant, his lawful wife.
Defendant, who belonged to the militia, asked for an adjournment of the case ; though she was his wife she had a child very prematurely born unto him.
Mr. Thompson -- You found out that too late.
Defendant -- And I'll never support her.
Court to complainant -- Go to the workhouse and the guardians will give a warrant against him for your support, or process him before the Assistant Barrister.
Robert Wardrobe v Wm. Moore
A charge that defendant, who was a merchant, residing in Cavan, did refuse to receive two soldiers who were billeted upon him on the 17th May.
Captain Phillips said he only wished to know whether, as Mr. Moore alleged, the police had no right to send soldiers to him ; it may be they had not. He only wished to have the matter settled.
Mr. Moore -- That's all I want too.
Mr. John Armstrong who appeared for Mr.. Moore and for Mr. Wm. Hague, jun., as well, stated that they had private houses in Cavan, and he wished to know why soldiers were put upon them by the police, whereas there was plenty of accommodation for them in public houses through the town.
Captain Phillips -- It is quite immaterial to me where they are accommodated, but they must have it somewhere.
Mr. Armstrong -- Surely they must ; but so long as there are public houses to receive them, the privacy of respectable houses should not be interfered with.
Mr. Thompson -- I would wish to know from the constabulary how many public houses there are in town.
Sergeant Sheils -- There are thirty-six, of which eleven have for the last three months six soldiers each, one five, and all the rest four. The grocers have three, and lodging-house keepers two.
Mr. Thompson -- Why not put six into every public house ; it is the law that every such establishment should be able to supply six beds.
Captain Patten -- There is no such law, with your permission, sir.
Head Constable Moore -- And even though we did put six into every public house, there would still remain more than a hundred to be accommodated. In Ireland no man is exempt from supplying such accommodation foreign ...?.... in England the case is different, and as Mr. Thompson stated it for Ireland.
Mr. Moore -- Why are we governed by different laws from England? We pay our taxes as well as they do.
Mr. Hague -- Why not call on the government to supply accommodation for those fellows.
Captain Phillips -- We often asked this, but they did not pay any attention to us. Let the people of Cavan memorial the government on the subject.
Mr. Moore -- I can't see why we have not as full liberty as the people of England. Our members, I think, ought to look to this. As often as soldiers come to me I'll refuse them, and then let them take the law of me.
Captain Phillips -- Either the police or the public must pay for their lodging.
Mr. Moore -- The latter must of course ; they have to pay you and every other body.
Mr. Thompson -- I and every publican ought to have six beds in his house, and Captain Patten contradicted me in this.
Captain Patten -- I beg your pardon, I did not contradict you in any such point; I only said they were not obliged to receive six soldiers before a private house has to take a billet. And suppose a publican must have six beds, would you put six upon him every night and not leave a bed for himself or one of his family.
Mr. Moore -- One thing I know, neither a soldier nor the Queen has a right to force a way into my house ; and I would not let one or the other do it.
Captain Patten -- The question is this, are the police to billet six soldiers in every house, even if they have not accommodation for four.
Mr. Thompson -- Fill the public houses first. Every one of them ought to have six extra beds.
Mr. Erskine -- I quite agree with you.
Captain Patten -- Then I will have six sent to every public house ; where are the additional one hundred to go to?
Mr. Armstrong -- That case does not exist at present. The public houses are not all filled yet as they ought to be filled.
Mr. Moore -- I'd like to know, Mr. Thompson, whether you or Mr. Erskine have ever got billeters.
Both replied in the negative.
Mr. Moore -- My house is as much mine as yours is yours. Captain Phillips, it does not belong to you to be on the bench, you are interested in the case.
Captain Phillips -- I am not deciding, I am merely calling for a decision.
Mr. Armstrong -- Mr. Hague and Mr. Morre(sic) are unenviably situated. They have Captain Patten of the police, and Captain Phillips of the militia, both against them in the matter.
Mr. Moore -- They are both paid servants of the public, and Mr. Hague and I are paying them.
Head Constable Moore read the portion of the act, as it affected Ireland, and, while there were many cases to which billets could not be given in England, there is no case of exemption mentioned for Ireland but that of Foreign Consuls.
Mr. Armstrong suggested that the case should be postponed for a fortnight until the act could be looked into.
Captain Phillips -- Who will pay the soldiers who have been defraying the expenses of their own lodging for the last week?
Mr. Moore -- Get the opinion of the law officers of the crown on the subject.
Mr. Armstrong -- Let the police pay it.
Captain Patten -- They will do no such thing, I assure you.
Captain Phillips -- There is a great hardship on these men. They get no billets that served them, and they had to pay for their own lodging.
Mr. Thompson -- Did any of them get lodging in public houses.
Soldiers -- Yes, all of us.
Mr. Thompson -- Then don't pay for your lodging. They had a right to keep you. For the future every public house must have, at least, six billeters ; the rest must be left to the law officers of the crown.
The usual weekly meeting of the above board was held on Saturday last; Richard CHALONER, Esq., in the chair.
Other guardians present -- John RADCLIFF, Robert WOODWARD, John Radcliff, T. E. BATTERSBY, John CHRISTIE, and Nicholas LANDY, Esqrs.
STATE OF THE HOUSE
Master's Report -- In the house last week, 505; admitted since, 25; discharged, 11; died, 1; total remaining, 518.
In Infirmary, 95; in fever hospital, 14; total 124. Cost of provisions and necessaries consumed during the week, 55£, 16s, 9 1/4d; average cost of an inmate for the week, 1s, 11d.; ditto, in infirmary, 2s, 1d.
Treasurer's Account -- Received during the week 2£, 15s, 1d,.; paid, 5£; balance in favour of the union, 1506£, 6 s, 8d.
May 31 1855
BELTURBET PETTY SESSIONS - May 26, 1855
(from our Correspondent.)
Magistrates presiding -- John GUMLEY, Esq., and Captain NESBITT, of the Cavan militia.
The Queen v. Wm. SMILEY of the Milldam, and James HOWE of Redhill.
The accused, who were charged with conspiracy to murder Mr. Thomas BERRY, steward to Mr. VENABLES, of Redhills demesne, on or about the 1st March, 1855, were defended by Messrs. KNIPE and ARMSTRONG, Solicitors.
John LITTLE of the Mildam (ed. note: spelled this way here, and differently above!) , Samuel LITTLE of the Mildam, and William SUTTLE of Kivy, were each called on and sworn to sustain the charge.
Samuel LYTTLE examined by the sub-Inspector of Constabulary at Belturbet, stated that he was in SMYLEY's house on or about the 1st March ; that SMILEY asked him to go to Rathkenny where he had friends to get persons to beat the steward, and asked James HOWE to go where he had friends near Killeshandra, and bring them for the same purpose ; we both consented and SMILEY told me he would get his father's house to stop in, where we could come. It was arranged that he was to be beaten with sticks, and to have it done before Mr. VENABLES would come home, and that we would meet him at the cow-house about the hour of nine o'clock, where he was in the habit of going at that hour ; witness said he would not discover on SMILLEY(sic) only that he fell out with him.
Mr. ARMSTRONG stood up to address the bench when he was told by Mr. NESBITT that he had no occasion, that they would dismiss the case.
Mr. NESBITT was asked by one of the constabulary to hear the evidence of Wm. SUTTLE.
William SUTTLE stated that it was John LYTTLE proposed to get the steward beat, and that he would give a quart of whiskey, then said he would give five shillings, then SMYLEY said he would get them the house to stop in.
The case was dismissed ; fortunately the steward was discharged from Mr. VENABLES employment immediately after the conspiracy took place, in consequence of charges brought against him by friends of the accused party.
On the 29th instant, in Drum Presbyterian Meeting-house, by the Rev. John WHITSETT, P.M., Clerke (sic), the Rev. David MOORE, P.M., Rockcorry, to Anne, eldest daughter of the Rev. Wm. LITTLE, P.M., Cootehill.
On the 30th instant, in Drung Church, by the Rev. Charles LESLIE, A.M., Rector of that parish, H. HODGINS, Esq., Accountant Provincial Bank, Cootehill, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of John MACFADIN, Esq., of that town, one of the coroners for the county of Cavan.
County Cavan Newspaper Transcription Project
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