Published in Cavan, county Cavan
September 6, 1855


On the 25th inst., at Blackrock, the wife of C. G. DUFFY, Esq.., M.P., of a son.


September, 1, aged 70, Margaret, relict of Captain John FORTESCUE, collector, of Malahide, and youngest daughter of Sir John MEREDYTH, Bart, of Carlanstown, County Meath


Saturday, 8th at 9 o'clock, Night
Monday, 10th at 9 o'clock, Night
Wednesday, 12th at 10 o'clock, Night
Saturday, 15th at 11 o'clock, Night
Monday, 17th at 2 o'clock, Aftern.
Wednesday, 19th at 3 o'clock, Aftern.
Saturday, 22nd at 7 o'clock, Evening.
Monday, 24th at 9 o'clock, Night.
Wednesday, 26th at 10 o'clock, Night.
Saturday, 29th at 11½ o'clock Night.
(and extra sailings, as may be required).

Fares:-- Cabin (including steward's Fee), 10s.; Steerage and Deck, 4s.
Return Cabin Tickets, available for 14 days, but not transferable, 15s.
Goods and Cattle to be alongside Four Hours before the time of Sailing.
The Company will not be responsible for loss or damage sustained by Live Stock.
The Magnificent "New Icon Steam-ship, Earl of Erne, now being built by Messrs. Robert NAPIER and Sons, Glasgow, will shortly be placed on the Station.

For further particulars, apply to the Agents,
JAMES METGE , 35 Water-street, LIVERPOOL,
Wm M'MASTER, Steam Packet, Quay, Dundalk,
Dundalk, 1st September, 1855.

ACCIDENTS. -- Four persons labouring under dislocated or broken limbs were brought into the County Infirmary on Monday and Tuesday last and are under treatment there. The injuries were received from the falling of clay upon those who sustained them, while they were working near Ballinagh, at the railway which is in course of construction to Cavan.

INQUEST. -- An inquest was held yesterday before William POLLOCK, Esq.., on the body of Peter REILLY, who died in the County Infirmary on Tuesday last. He was severely beaten in a row that took place with some members of the militia in Crossdoney Fair in May last, and a verdict was returned that he died of an abscess of the leg, caused by injuries received from some person or persons unknown on the occasion.

THE CHURCH. -- The Rev. James Sutcliffe PAGET, A.B., Son of the late Noble PAGET, Esq., of Farah, in this county, has been appointed to the town district of the Parish of Clones, in the Diocese of Clogher, patron the Rector.

DUNDALK AND ENNISKILLEN RAILWAY. -- This company has obtained a loan of £100,000, to bear interest at four per cent, from the Bank of Ireland. This sum will enable them to carry on their works vigorously, and we may hope that they will commence operations on their branch line by Cootehill.

THE FLAX CROP. -- By a return from the Registrar General which came into our hands this morning, it appears that there is a deficiency of at least one-third in the quantity of flax planted in Ireland in 1855, as compared with the preceding year, the number of acres under it being -- in 1851, 151,403; in 1855,

September 13, 1855


A murder, of the most atrocious character, took place at Ballyhaise, within four miles of ---------- , ......time between the 30th August and the 6th of September. The Victim, James SMYTH, known as the "Counsellor," from the frequent suits at law in which he had been engaged, was an old man, numbering 66 years, and looking ten years older, he was lame and poor as poverty itself. He was in the fair of Ballyhaise on last Thursday week, was seen returning to his wretched home in the evening, and on Thursday last he was found dead in Lisagoan wood by the ranger of Mr. HUMPHRYS, who was raising game for two young gentlemen at the time. He lay upon his face, as if he were asleep, but it was the sleep of death in which he slumbered. The ranger went up to his head, and a sad spectacle was there presented to him. The head was split from the nose, on nearly to the back of the neck ; on the top was a hole, some three inches in diameter, out of which the brains fell when the body was stirred, and the piece of the skull that left the vacuum was found at some yards' distance, bare as if it had lain there for years, for the unfortunate old man was bald. It seemed as if the heavy instrument with which the foul deed was perpetrated had been used as a wedge to rend the skull when it was dashed into it, for the head was fearfully opened. After the discovery of the body, it was carried up to the Market-house, that an inquest might be held upon it, and sorrowing friends and relatives waked it there during that night and the next day. The murderer is up to this known only to God, his own conscience and his accomplices, if he had any, but suspicion, which they hold themselves for a certainty, is rife amongst the people of the locality. In the circumstances, we could not think of publishing what they say ' it were too grave a thing to name a man as even a suspected murderer. We give what was proved at the inquest, and is, therefore, public matter. For the rest, we have only to say that the deceased was too old to have been the victim of any factious feeling. He was too poor to have been the object of plunder -- his years -- the force with which the fatal blow was struck -- the pistol barrel got beside his body -- the few shillings found upon his person -- are all powerful to demonstrate that he was not murdered by prostitutes, as the Rev. Mr. MONEYPENNY suggested. If we include the suit about land, for which he was a claimant, which was adjudged for him on the merits at last Cavan sessions, no motive, urging to the murder, can be thought of. It is believed about Ballyhaise that SMYTH was decoyed into the wood, when he was passing it, that his days might be ended there, where there was no probability of interruption or discovery ;and the fact that the spot in which the body was found was a place of no resort gives a foundation for the belief.

(article continues with inquest)


On the 8th instant, at Regaskin, near this town, after a very brief illness, Mr. Patrick LYNCH, brother of the Rev. Edward LYNCH, Administrator of Crosserlough.


In the Matter of the Estate of George Wallace VESEY, James Butler STONEY, and Arthur Rowley SYMES,
Robert Holt TRUELL,

The Commissioners will, on Tuesday, the 6th day of November, 1855, at the Hour of Twelve o'Clock Noon, at their Court, Henrietta Street, Dublin, Sell by Auction (in one lot) the lands of
containing 114A, 0R, 10P, statute measures, or thereabouts, situate in the Parish of Moybologue, Barony of Clonkee, and
COUNTY OF CAVAN, held together with the Lands of Relaghbuoy and Strahan (Straban?), under conveyance from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, bearing date the 21st May, 1838, at the yearly rent of £70 16s., 6d., subject to variation in amount under the provisions of the Church Temporalities Act, but will be sold indemnified from any portion of said Head rent by the Lands of Sraban , have been sold primarily subject to the entire thereof, and which Lands of Relaghmore yield a nett(sic) annual Rental of £73 17s. 0d.

Auction Clerk

For rentals and further particulars, apply at the Office of the Commissioners, 14, Henrietta Street, Dublin to Messrs. ROPER & LLOYD, solicitors for the Owner, GEORGE WALLER VESEY, 64, Eccles-Street,, to ROBERT SMITH DICKSON, Esq., the Receiver in Porter v. Vesey, 14, Upper Fitzwilliam street or to
SEYMOUR WEBB & Co., Solicitors for the Petitioners, having carriage of the Sale, 4, Kildare Street, Dublin.

September 20, 1855


Tuesday last, the 18th instant, being the day appointed for presenting their new colours to the force, lately organised in this county, the ceremony came off on that day. The morning was most propitious, and at an early hour this town was thronged with carriages and other conveyances which were after bringing their quota to the scene of general interest. It wads market-day also, and the persons who came in to do their necessary business largely swelled the gathering. At three o'clock, P.M., the event was to come off, and by that hour the streets were literally deserted, those who had crowded them a short time before having betaken themselves to the place, where the militia, under arms, were waiting to receive the honour which was to be conferred upon them. They stood ranged in a large field, belonging to Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., J.P., the use of which that gentleman kindly gave for the occasion. No spot could have been better adapted for the purpose, situated as it was between two leading roads from Cootehill and Belturbet, and bounded by them, so that either served as a most convenient stand for spectators who would not, or could not, get ingress into the field. Then green hills overhung it to the right and left, and upon them sauntered or reclined innumerable persons, anxious to be observers of all that passed, while Mr. THOMPSON's garden supplied a most desirable look-out place to a great many ladies and gentlemen who had access to it. In the centre of the field itself - which was as densely filled as it could well be, if the men were to be allowed sufficient space for going through their evolutions - a platform, capable of accommodating 100 persons, tastefully carpetted(sic) and hung with crimson cloth, was erected.

When three o'clock came it was already filled by a most respectable and fashionable concourse of ladies and gentlemen; nor did it contain all the fashion and respectability, for a great number found seats in the carriages which were scattered over the field, and much a larger number contented themselves standing, and having under their feet the rich carpeting(sic) of the grass.

In the assemblage we observed, amongst other Ladies, the Countess of BECTIVE, the Countess of LANESBOROUGH, Lady FANNY LAMBaRT, Lady OLIVIA FITZPATRICk, Lady Catherine SAUNDERSON, the Misses LESLIE, the Hon. Misses FITZGERALD, Mrs. DELAP, Drumkeen; Mrs. DICKEY, Belfast; Mrs. and Miss SCOTT, Belturbet; Mrs. W. P. MOORE, Mrs. and the Misses HUMPHRYS, Mrs. White VENABLES, Mrs. and the Misses ROE, Mrs. and Miss HILL, Mrs. JOHNSTON, Mrs. William A. MOORE, Mrs. M. FARRELL, the Misses GALLOGLY, Mrs. and Miss BRICE, Mrs. and the Misses HUNT, Mrs. and the Misses WINDER, Miss BOOTH, the Misses TULLY, the Misses MOORE, Mrs. Capt. PHILLIPS, Mrs. MOORE, The Rocks, Crossdoney; Mrs. James BURROWES, Mrs. HANCOCK, the Baroness DE THURON, Miss KEMP, the Misses LOUGH, Miss O'BRIEN, Miss HAGUE, Miss FINEGAN, Miss MURRAY, the Misses PAR, the Misses ARMSTRONG, Mrs. CAFFREY, Mrs. DUFF, ker? , &c.;

Amongst the gentlemen were, beside the Officers in the Militia, who appeared in full dress, Major LAMBART, Beaupare (Beauparc?); Henry CODDINGTON, Esq., Oldbridge; William HUMPHREYS, Esq., Ballyhaise; _________ WINTER, Esq., Rev. A. HOGG, Rev. John O'REILLY, Rev. W. M'AULEY, Rev. W. P. MOORE, Rev. John GAFFNEY, Rev. Mr. WINDER, Rev. Wm. M. WILKINS, John REILLY, Esq., Butlersbridge; George GALLOGLY, Esq., Doctor BABINGTON, W. NAPIER, Esq., R. J. CUMMING, Esq., J.P., Edward PLUNKETT, Esq., Dunowen; Captain Clifford, Bawnboy; Rev. E. W. VENABLES, Redhills; James BURROWES, Esq., Lisnamandra; the Hon. H. ANNESLEY, James FAY, Esq., Rev. P. MAGINNESS, W. A. MOORE, Esq., Charles B. HANCOCK, Esq., the Baron DE THURON, John ARMSTRONG, Esq., George CARMICHAEL, Esq., Dublin; Robert ERSKINE, Esq., J.P., Rev. Mr. HUNT, Virginia; Wm. HAGUE, Esq., Charles HILL, Esq., Rev. Mr. STONE, Colonel TAYLOUR, Major DIXON, Lord LANESBOROUGH, Joseph STOREY, Esq., J.P., &c., &c.;

The colours, upon which were inscribed the words "Cavan Militia," surrounded by a wreath, beautifully executed, exhibiting the shamrock, rose and thistle, entwined and surmounted with a crown, were placed beside the Countess of Bective, who stood in the front of the platform; and, when the proper moment arrived, her Ladyship handed them to the senior ensigns, Messrs. ANDERSON and HEARNE, who advanced and received them on bended knee. Her Ladyship read, at the same time, in a distinct and beautifully modulated voice the following


Cavan Militia, it is with since (sic) pleasure that I have the honour of presenting you with these colours. Your fine appearance on parade to-day, so creditable to you, considering the short time you have been embodied, would in itself inspire me with a well-grounded hope that you will never disgrace them, and I am happy to say that it is the opinion of several old officers, well qualified to judge, that the present state of the regiment is in the highest degree creditable to both officers and men. This, however, is nothing more than might be expected from the County of Cavan. The Cavan militia, when formerly embodied, were second to none in the service for good conduct in the camp and for courage in the field. From what I have seen to-day, and, still more, from the fact that since you have been called together, you have enjoyed the regard and respect of those amongst whom you have been quartered, I have no fear that you will disgrace the old traditions of the regiment. With confidence then I commit these colours to your keeping, satisfied that should your country require your services every man in the regiment will do his duty.

The Right Hon. The Earl of BECTIVE, as Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, returned thanks for the honour that day conferred on the force, which he there represented, and he assured her Ladyship that they would guard their colours with a jealous care and prove themselves, in maintaining them, inferior to no other regiment. He and they were grateful for her Ladyship's testimony to their good conduct, and it would be, he declared, their study wherever they were quartered to deserve and preserve the same character.

His Lordship, having concluded, called for three cheers for the Queen, which were heartily given, while the band struck up the National Anthem.

The men then went through their evolutions in a masterly way and to the admiration of all who saw them, after which they retired from the field.

A sumptuous dejeuner was provided in the Court House, and was partaken of by a large and most fashionable party. In the evening a ball came off in the same place, which must have been a magnificent thing, judging from the number of carriages that made their way to it, but we have no further knowledge of the matter.


Friday, 21st at 6 o'clock Evening.
Saturday, 22nd at 7 o'clock Evening.
Tuesday, 25th at 9 o'clock Night.
Friday, 28th at 11 o'clock Night.
Saturday, 29th at 11 o'clock Night.

(And extra sailings, as may be required.)

(Sails from Clarence Dock Basin.)


Saturday, 22nd at 7 o'clock, Evening.
Monday, 24th at 9 o'clock, Night.
Wednesday, 26th at 10 o'clock, Night.
Saturday, 29th at 11½ o'clock, Night.

(And extra sailings, as may be required.)

Fares; -- Cabin (including Steward's Fee), 10s.; Steerage and Deck; 4s.

Return Cabin Tickets, available for 14 days, but not transferable, 15s.

Goods and Cattle to be alongside Four Hours before the time of Sailing.

The Company will not be responsible for loss of damage sustained by Live Stock.

The Magnificent New Iron Steam-Ship, "Earl of Erne," now being built by Messrs. Robert Napier and Sons, Glasgow, will shortly be placed on the Station.

For further particulars, apply to the Agents,
JAMES METGR(sic), 35, Water-street, Liverpool,
Wm. M'MASTER, Steam Packet, Quay; Dundalk,
Dundalk, 1st September, 1855.


September 11, in Coolock Church, James WALSH, Esq., of Westland-row, youngest son of the late James WALSH, Esq., of Cavan, to Catherine Eleanor, youngest daughter of the late George JOHNSTON, Esq., of Greyfield, in the county of Sligo.

On Tuesday, the 4th Sept. inst., in Ballymachugh Church, by the Rev. Matthew WEBB, Robert WOOD, Esq., of Heath Lodge, Clouleham (Clonleham?), Ballyheelan, to Sarah, eldest daughter of Thomas LAHEY, Esq., Drumeeny, Ballyheelan.

September 27, 1855


THE last return, made by the Emigration Commissioners, on the subject of that portico of our people, which is annually drained from us, are most satisfactory, showing, as they do, that for the last four years the numbers who left us to bring the capital of their industry and strength to the enriching of other lands, have become smaller and smaller, not gradually, but by large and (sensible?) diminutions. In 1851 there left this country 254,437 souls; in 1852, 224,997, or about thirty thousand fewer; in 1853, 192,609, or nearly thirty two thousand fewer than those who left in the preceding year, and more than two hundred thousand fewer than those who quitted us in the year first named. It is true enough that from the defective system, which is employed in taking those returns, the figures, set down, cannot be taken as representing accurately the number of emigrants for any one year; it is even probable, we might say certain, that the returns are in every case below the mark ; for, while those who are engaged in registering them, never set down as immigrants persons, who are not quitting the country, they must often pass over others who are quitting it, since there are so many ports in Ireland from which emigrant vessels sail. We may, therefore, take it for granted that more than 150,109 of our population have gone from amongst us within the twelve months of the last year; but the argument which we build upon the tables, is not, therefore, shaken. They may be fairly taken to be as accurate for one year as for another, as the system, adapted in compiling them, is the same for all, so defective for one as for another; and the figures which they present are, therefore, relatively correct. Hence we are justified in inferring, that, in whatever volume the tide of emigration may roll along at present, it is vastly smaller than it was four years ago, and continually falling away from the limits of its former dimensions. The regularity, with which the decrease has gone on for the last four years, gives assurance, that it was not a mere accidental thing but one that had its origin in some enduring as well as efficacious cause; and this can be no other than that material prosperity with which it has pleased Providence to bless us in the interval. We had good crops, good prices, and an absence of all epidemics during that time, and there is room for hoping that this so happy a state of things shall not be altered into a worse. This year the grain crops are considerably lighter than they were last year; we have no doubt that they must prove to be from five to ten per cent under the average of late years, but it is not so certain that the potato will not make good the deficiency. It was planted more extensively last spring, and, up to this, has been less affected than it was found to be since 1850; and the farmer being thus in a position to have a fair supply of his staple (esculent?), he will in the end be as well off as when he had more grain to bring into market; for, if his incomings are less, his outlay will be less also. In these circumstances we have little doubt but that this year's returns will show a proportionate decrease in the amount of emigration, and the fact, as it has been evolved hitherto, corresponds with the inference; for the returns up to the present moment show a considerably smaller efflux than took place up to the corresponding period in 1854. These things must prove not a little cheering to every person, who has an interest in the well-being of Ireland. The extent of emigration from a country always has been, and ever must be, in a direct proportion to its decline in material prosperity. A population is bound to the land of its nativity by no ordinary ties. Individuals may, but the body cannot sever themselves from the place, in which were placed the scenes of their childhood's joys and the happiness and sorrow of their maturer years, without being compelled t o it; they will not voluntarily go from a soil, which they understand, and from amongst friends and neighbours, whom they can call upon for a helping hand in their difficulties, to sojourn with strangers, from whom they can expect no sympathy, to delve in earth, of whose qualities they are not aware. Surely, if they do this, it is because they are forced to it. But what is true of every people is, in a special manner, true of Irishmen. They are attached to the soil, on which they were born, more strongly and closely than others; they struggle upon it, eating little, wearing less; and if they separate themselves from it, it is only because they cannot sustain life there even by struggling. Their attachment is called a blind one; they are set down as thoughtless or apathetic because they do not abandon rags and potatoes to work out something more comfortable and nourishing. Possibly all this is true' but the blindness and thoughtlessness only prove the more clearly our position, that they are firmly knitted to this land, and that they quit it merely because they cannot abide upon it and live. The tide of emigration, which swept away from Ireland, was, therefore, a proof of its great decline, and the cessation of that tide is as clear an evidence of its recovery' the same causes always produce the same effects, and, if the decline continued, the exodus should continue also. This is one reason why the state of things, exhibited in the returns, must be cheering to all who have an interest in the well-being of Ireland. A second reason involves the first, and is, at the same time, distinct from it. Supposing that a; large amount of emigration from a country cannot be taken as a proof that the country is badly circumstanced, it, at least, supplies grounds for apprehension, nay, for a certainty, that it must soon be so, for the land, which is deserted by its population cannot be properly cultivated, and, if neglected, it must surely fall off. People may talk of overstocking and of getting rid of the superabundance and all that sort of thing, but they can do nothing more than talk; they can never convince. A civilized land, where genius has become developed and commerce is understood, cannot be overstocked; trade and manufacture will support all whose wants the soil, of itself, might not be able to supply; and, out of the very urgency of the case, a thousand means of sustentation will evolve themselves. Want heretofore drove from the sterile countries of the north the hordes, who overran the Roman empire; but it was a want, which arose from ignorance, in those who felt it, of the proper way to set about providing for themselves, a want, too, which they were much more disposed to have supplied by the exertion of brute force than of energy and activity. But it is the idlest of all idle things to talk of Ireland's having been overstocked. Show us first that all the lands within its precincts, which could be made productive, was called late use, that all the resources, which it was able to supply for procuring from more fertile countries the amount of provisions, in which it must be deficient(sic), were made available, and we may then condescend to discuss the question, whether or not there was a redundant population here; but at present it would be waste of time to examine it. Ireland's water powers have not been turned to account; her minerals have not been excavated; her fisheries have been allowed to remain in abeyance, if not positively discouraged; the earth alone has been turned up, and this so carelessly that it would seem as if a premium was held out to indolence. Is proof of this wanting? Every farmer in the country will supply it, when he tells you that if he made himself busy in improving his land and rendering it in a high degree productive, another would reap the benefit; he himself would be deprived of all, or made to pay largely for the production which he achieved . The person who speaks of Ireland's having had a surplus population is only making himself ridiculous; he might as well argue that the man, who kept idle for five days in the week was not able to support his family because he could not supply them from the slothful labours of the sixth. Ireland was not overstocked; but it was by her very bone and sinew that she was abandoned some years ago, and even now we are feeling their absence, as England and Scotland are feeling it also. Last spring and this harvest labourers were harder to procure than soldiers to recruit the army before Sebastopol; and our neighbours acknowledge that they were sorely enough put to by means of the absence of the Irish workmen, who used to go amongst them to do their work, and got vilified and spat upon as well as paid in silver for their labour. If any one is inclined to call our assertion in question let him amuse himself with the following extract from The Post, the fashionable London morning journal: -- "The labour market, instead of being overstocked - which until lately was always the case - is now beginning to be scantily supplied, and this scarcity is felt throughout every portion of the United Kingdom. It is mainly to the absence of Irish labourers that the high rates paid in England and in Scotland, both during the late and the present harvest, are to be attributed. A large influx of these was looked for every season with as much regularity as the harvest itself. Sometimes the stream was larger than we wished, but it now threatens to disappear altogether. For this result we are not prepared, and our agriculturists would willingly see it partially restored, in spite of war burdens and rising poor rates." It is, therefore, true that the pressing want in the labour market is a consequence of the Irish exodus; and every one who understands how essential it is to have a sufficient supply of labour must rejoice at the decline of emigration lest the want sho uld become too pinching. But he must not merely rejoice at it; he must try and stay the current more and more, lest, by getting hend(sic) at all, it shall again gather force and volume. He should think and act so as to have the resources of the country, that have so long lain useless, called in to be of service; to have the rights of labour properly respected, by the securing to every man a fair proportion of what he has realized by the sweat of his own brow. He should see, so far as in him lies, that no occasion is taken from the present gleam of prosperity to extort from the poor man out of the little with which he has been blessed by raising of rents or any other such enginery. The tide has decreased, but it may gather strength again, and, if it does, it will sweep on only the more irresistibly for the obstacles which have temporarily stood in the way of its onward progress.

A FELINE ANGLER - Mr. Wm. MINARDS, of Palperre, has in his possession a cat that is very expert in catching trout and eels. When the water is low in the river that races down the valley, near the outlet of which is built the little town of Palperre, the cat watches on the margin of the river, and, when any of the finny tribe approach within her reach, she lays aside the natural dislike that is (c..?....) by the feline race, that of wetting their feet, and instantly darts her paws into the water, and fixing her talons in her prey, brings it from its natural element, and carries it in triumph to her master's house. This feat she will repeat several times a day. - Cornwall Gazette.


Bailieborough, Sept. 24th, 1855.

SIR - I find by your last publication that my descriptions of the sayings and doings of a certain small party in this town and neighbourhood has created some alarm, and brought forth the particular exertions of a certain shopkeeper, who discovered the determinations of his own portrait, all but too faithfully exhibited, and felt that the differentia (...) proprie was too sensibly set forth in the exact definition of his own amiable self. He has, it appears, prevailed upon his kindhearted and most obliging Rector to write a letter to you, in which he states as follows: -- "Now, now(sic) circumstances of the kind took place, nor did any person whatever make such a suggestion to me."

When the Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick wrote these words, he expressed nought but the firm conviction of his own mind, and were it not from a delicacy to allude to a defect in his hearing, I would in my last letter have relieved him from the necessity of writing that letter, by depriving his parishioners of every pretext for asking him to do so.

I will now merely state the fact as it was represented to me, as having occurred on the morning of the trial, and then leave your readers to form their own opinion of the case: As the Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick was crossing the street, a certain shopkeeper of this town followed him, and said in a cautious tone of voice, so as to be heard, if possible, by Mr. Fitzpatrick, who is, I am sorry to say, peculiarly deaf, and at the same time, so as to avoid the hearing of others, which he did not at all desire, "could this trial be postponed by any means?" or words to the very same effect. Now the gentleman who makes this statement is as respectable a shopkeeper as any other in town, of the very highest character, in every respect, in no way a rival in trade, or apparently influenced by any unworthy motive; yet he states that he heard the words distinctly, and could not mistake them; and further that the Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick passed on without noticing them, or even the presence of the individual who addressed them.

Such are the particular circumstances of the case, as represented to me by a most trustworthy witness, and which I would have detailed in my last, but for the reason above assigned. They prove that there is no real opposition between by statement and that of the Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick. My informant states that he heard the words distinctly; Mr. Fitzpatrick states that he did not hear them. The difference of knowledge arises from the difference of hearing; as any one, knowing the parties, can very clearly observe.

Yours ever faithfully,


A meeting of the Commissioners elect was held in the Court-house on Monday, the 24th inst.

Present - Theo. THOMPSON, J.P., Charles HALPIN, M.D., Edward M'GAURAN, Wm. BABINGTON, Robert FEGAN, Wm. JOHNSTON, James REILLY, Henry DOUGLAS, Wm. ANDERSON, Edward KENNEDY, Mathew TULLY, Thomas O'CONNOR, Patrick CAFFREY, F. M'CABE, Dr. COYNE.

The declaration was taken by those who were not present on the last day of meeting, and subscribed by those who were present and took it them.

The Chair was filled for the day by


The board then proceeded to appoint a chairman for the coming year.

Mr. THOMPSON proposed Robert ERSKINE, Esq., a gentleman of property and integrity, well known, and well approved in this town. He has a large property in it, and had served its interests well, and amply deserved all the honour that could be conferred upon him there.

Mr. Edward M'GAURAN seconded the nomination. He subscribed all that fell from Mr. THOMPSON, and could state that Mr. ERSKINE had agreed both in his (Mr. M'GAURAN's) presence and in presence of Mr. THOMPSON to take upon him the position.

Mr. TULLY thought it would be all important that the Chairman elected should pledge himself to hold a court at proper times for the purposes of the act.

Mr. THOMPSON stated that Mr. ERSKINE had promised to hold a court for an hour on any day in the week appointed by the Commissioners, and he would state for himself that on the day when Mr. ERSKINE did not attend, he would sit in his place.

Mr. TULLY - This is quite satisfactory. No person is more fitted for the office than Mr. ERSKINE.

The question was then put, and the Chairman declared that Mr. ERSKINE was unanimously elected.

A ballot was then taken for the order of Commissioners. The following is their rotation: --

1 James M'Gauran,     10 Robert Fegan,
2 Mathew Tully,     11 Charles Halpin,
3 Thomas O'Connor,     12 James Reilly,
4 William Anderson     13 Edward M'Gauran
5 William Johnson,     14 Theo. Thompson,
6 Francis M'Cabe,     15 Patrick Caffrey,
7 James Fay     16 Robert Erskine,
8 Henry Douglas     17 Bernard Coyne,
9 Edward Kennedy,     18 William Babington.

Dr. BABINGTON suggested that a report of the rate, as yet unpaid under the old Commissioners, be handed in at the next meeting of this body, and that a Finance Committee be named to inspect the returns.

The suggestion was adopted, and the following gentlemen were named as a Finance Committee: -- Messrs. ANDERSON, KENNEDY, CAFFREY, M'CABE and DOUGLAS.

Mr. Edward M'GAURAN moved the appointment of a Nuisance Removal Committee.

Mr. P. CAFFREY seconded the motion, which was carried.

The following committee was appointed: -- Doctor COYNE, Wm. JOHNSTON, Doctor BABINGTON, Robert FEGAN, Dr. HALPIN, Dr. O'CONNOR, and Mr. Edward M'GAURAN.

Doctor COYNE moved, and Mr. Edward KENNEDY seconded - That Mr. SMYTH be continued Clerk of the Commissioners.

The motion was carried unanimously.

It was left to the Finance Committee to report to the Commissioners what are the fees payable to the Clerk under the Act, that the amount of salary to be given to him may be determined.

Mr. Edward KENNEDY moved, and Doctor COYNE seconded - that James MONTGOMERY be appointed inspector of nuisances and town sergeant.

The amount of salary to be paid to him was also left to be determined until after the Finance Committee gave in their report.

After some other business had been transacted, a vote of thanks (......) to Dr. HALPIN for the manner in which he (.....) the duties of Chairman, and the Commissioners adjourned.


The annual show in cattle and produce of the above named society came off on yesterday (Wednesday), the 26th inst., in Cavan. The horned cattle was ranged along the Church wall opposite the Provincial bank and Roman Catholic Seminary, in their respective classes, and the sheep, horses, roots, &c., were placed in the Court House yard. Great interest in the exhibition was evinced throughout the day, large numbers being constantly present, whether as exhibitors or spectators, notwithstanding that rather a heavy rain kept coming down during the day. The super fine cattle that were brought forward on other occasions, were wanting, the gentry, with very few exceptions, keeping aloof, but there was an evident superiority in those shown by the farms on former exhibitions. The judges gave general satisfaction by their decisions in the various departments, upon which they were called to pronounce; the vanquished were grumbling, more or less, of course, but the disinterested said t hat justice was done and skill exhibited in the various judgments that were made. Next week we will give a list of the prizes awarded, specifying the name of the persons who have received them and the departments in which they were successful. The top stock of the day was exhibited by William HUMPHREYS, Esq., of Ballyhaise House, and we understand that Mr. Thomas SMITH, of Milltown, gave him a very high figure for a beautiful bell calf, which was of the number.


About five o'clock p.m., upwards of sixty persons, including a large number of the officers of the Cavan Militia, sat down to an excellent dinner in the Grand Jury's dining room. It was provided by Mr. WALL, who catered for the officers here, and was served up in a style which reflects high credit upon him. The band of the regiment played during the evening in their usual brilliant way, adding not a little to the facilities for social enjoyment which were afforded.

The Chair was taken by JOSEPH STOREY, Esq., J.P.

Amongst others present we observed - Major DALTON, Captain PHILLIPS, Captain EDWARDS, Dr. HALPIN, J. P. MURPHY, L. N. NUGENT, Captain DEASE (DESSE?), Captain BERESFORD, Thomas BATTERSBY, W. C. HARMAN, Chas. HILL, James WANE, John REILLY, Dr. HAGUE, Patrick CAFFREY, John BERRY, M. NETTERFIELD, George GALLOGLY, John WARREN, Edward WARREN, Alexander BERRY, Andrew ROGERS, William BERRY, Philip REILLY, Thos. SMYTH, William JOHNSTON, John ROGERS, Rev. H. M. WINDER, William ANDERSON, Thomas TOPHAM, John EBBITT, Henry NESBITT, Francis MULLIGAN, James BRADY, Hugh BRADY, Dr. COYLE, James BROWN, Dr. KELLY, William BANNON, J. M'LANAHAM, William MAC-INDOW, James GILMER; _____ HYSLOP, _____ BATTERSBY, W. REID, Laurence KENNEDY, Theophilus THOMPSON, Js. REILLY, &c., &c.

When the cloth was removed, and Grace said by the Rev. Mr. WINDER, the usual loyal toasts were proposed and drunk with all the honours.

The Chairman then gave "Our Army and Navy and the Noble Alliance."

The toast was received enthusiastically.

Major DALTON returned thanks. In the presence of an officer of the army it would be, he said, miserable affectation in one connected with the militia to respond to the toast, but, in the absence of such a person, he begged to thank the company for the honour done to those who were the subject of it - an honour, which every one admitted was justly due to them.

Mr. John REILLY said, the company had reason to be grateful to the officers of the militia for their attendance and the use of their splendid band. It was a proud boast that the Cavan and Belturbet Farming Society was the first in Ireland at whose banquet a band attended.

The Chairman then gave the toast of the evening. The tenant farmer was, he said, the stay of the country, and it was a glorious thing to find him entering into a closer competition this year than he did heretofore. The competitors came not merely to get prizes, they came to see what had been going on and to carry back with them the knowledge to be made practical (hear, hear). A tenant of his own, a small farmer, got eight prizes, and being asked how he effected so much, he said he bought bone, broke them himself, and manured with the dust. Hence his success in turnips, and his success in other respects also is a proof that there is a link connecting all the departments with which the farmer has to do. Mr. STOREY concluded by proposing "Prosperity to the United Cavan and Belturbet Farming Society and the health of Captain PHILLIPS."

Captain Phillips returned thanks. He said, Mr. President and Gentlemen, it is very flattering to me to have my name associated with the toast, and I thank you for it. I regret that of late I have not been able to pay the same attention as hitherto to the society, but it has progressed without my assistance. The show of this day was very considerable as much so as any that took place since the union of the two societies (hear, hear). For seven years, I have been secretary of this society, and I have to thank gentry and farmers for the support they have given me.

Mr. JOHNSTON - The gentry gave none, the farmers did all.

Captain PHILLIPS - I hope that in the future the society will become more flourishing, and that the gentry will take a greater interest in its workings. As your Chairman has remarked, it is pleasant and useful to know what is doing, that the good may be imitated, and the bad disapproved. A project has been laid before me for incorporating the Bailieborough Society with this, and I think the matter worthy of being considered. It is the duty of the Secretary to read the list of prizes, by Mr. CAFFREY will do so much for me, and I will only trouble you with the report of the prizes of green crops. Captain PHILLIPS here read the report of Messrs. GILMER ROBERTSON, and M'INDOE. They stated that they found several farms highly cultivated, and progress visible everywhere. They urged the necessity of collecting manure which they called the mother of the farm, and insisted on the necessity of a proper rotation of crops.

Mr. CAFFREY then rose and read the list of prizes, which will appear next week.

The health of "Lords Farnham and Lanesborough," the patrons of the Society, was then drunk.

Captain PHILLIPS said he had that very morning a communication from Lord Lanesborough, in which he expressed his regret that he was not able to attend. He often presided at the meeting of the society before, and would do so now if he could. Sir John ROGERS, a tenant of his lordship, was here, and could answer for him.

Mr. John ROGERS said he was called upon most unexpectedly, but he could say that he had the peculiar privilege to be tenant to Lord Lanesborough, who was second to no landlord in Ireland. It would be vain to think of expressing the gratitude of his tenantry to Lord Lanesborough, and he would, therefore, omit doing so. He hoped to see his lordship in a few days, and he was sure he would feel obliged for the honour done him this evening.

Mr. JOHNSTON and Mr. John REILLY both returned thanks for Lord Farnham. His lordship's health, Mr. JOHNSTON said, was improving (cheers); but it was still delicate, and this was the sole cause of his absence.

Mr. M'LANAHAN - Are his cows delicate(sic) too (laughter)?

Mr. JOHNSON - They are not; you had specimens of their good condition here to-day.

The next toast was the officers of the Cavan Militia. - They are soon going from amongst us, said the chairman, having turned their ploughshares into swords, but we may hope that when a glorious peace - for we will have no other than a glorious one - is made they will return again, reconverting their ploughshares into swords.

Major DALTON - On the part of my brother-officers and myself, I have to return thanks for the honour done us. The manner in which the toast was proposed and received is just in keeping with the kindness we have always experienced in the county; whenever we met you in public or in private you were ever friendly (cheers), but the kindness is particularly grateful to-night. Your chairman has hit the right nail on the head; the Cavan Militia are intimately connected with the agricultural interests of the county; Captain NESBITT is a large and successful farmer; Captain BEREDFORD's(sic) name is associated with the beaver(sic) of Kilmore of imperial celebrity; Captain PHILIPS is the Siamese link which connects the militia with the agricultural interests, and to him is mainly owing that the society has attained to its present proud position. As to myself I am a member of the society and an inglorious competitor in the pig-line (laughter). I was beaten and I deserved it, let me hope that every one will so accept his defeat in the same spirit. Having turned our ploughshares and swords into guns and bayonets, it is pleasing to me that we leave behind us such a society as this; we take away labour from amongst you, and you are to supply the deficiency by skill, want of heads by brains. The best thing you can be about is developing the resources of your country making two blades of grass grow where only one grew before (hear, hear). How long we may be kept away, who can guess? The remark lately attributed to the Czar that Russia never makes peace after a disaster, must prove that a termination of the war may not speedily be expected. I have now to propose the health of one who is here in his proper place, a landlord amongst tenants. I whish we had more landlords (hear, hear), but they have all an excellent representative in your chairman. I now propose to you his health.

The toast was received with acclamation.

Mr. .... ... On the honour, which he called an underserved one. He was somewhat of a farmer, but was only beginning. His first efforts were not successful, but he did not therefore despond, for experience had taught him that there was a great improvement in this county and even he might improve. The difficulties he met only served to make him watch more clearly what was going on. He was deeply interested in the society himself, and he was sure other gentlemen were only sorry that they could not be present this evening.

The next toast was "The Judges."

Mr. BATTERSBY returned thanks for himself and the others. He said he was not a speaker but a tenant farmer, whose business it is to work. This was the third time that he had the privilege of being a judge in Cavan, and he was satisfied that he and his brother-judges had done their best to please all; but it would be rather difficult to please the vanquished. Gentlemen, he cautioned, if you did not think that we did our duty you would not have called upon us so often (hear, hear). It is the duty of all farmers to stick together now especially. The calling out of the militia, though a necessary thing, was unfortunate, since it took away labourers from their proper avocations. Now the market is more thought of than the plough; to-night it holds a prominent place here, nor is this wonderful, for they who handle it have done their duty (hear, hear). Your show to-day is rather superior to the last; one class - the first - did not come forward as it did before; this is to be deplored, for nothing is more necessary to the welfare of the country than the union of the gentry and farmers. But the small farmers have shown a visible improvement, and this is a good symptom.

The "Successful Candidates" was next proposed and responded to by James M'LANAHAM, Esq., and Mr. James BROWN.

The toast of the unsuccessful candidates was then drunk.

Mr. M'LANAHAM then proposed the health of the working Secretary of the Society, Mr. CAFFREY. He is the most useful man in the country. Whatever you require to know from something connected with the Farming Society to the price of carrying a load of .... From Drogheda, Pat CAFFRAY will tell it to you ....

... DALTON - And if you want to know anything .... the militia, Pat CAFFREY will tell it to you (laughter).

Mr. CAFFREY briefly returned thanks.

After this the Chairman vacated the chair and left ..., but was called back by some of the few ones who remained, who were anxious to know ... was no word of "The Press,"

The Chairman gave "The Press."

Mr. O'REILLY said he could not deem the Press honoured on the occasion. It constituted too important ... to be toasted after the chair was vacated, and the judges were gone and only five or six persons remained in the room. Knowing the intelligence and probity of the parties present he could hardly . that the omission was an intentional insult. It had been made before, when the show was ... in Cavan, and accidents do not occur so When Lord Lanesborough presided in ....,, he never forgot the Press, nor, indeed, .... to be forgotten, for it was by its means, in great degree, that the material prosperity of the county was being worked out; and he could state, without fear of contradiction, that that portion of the press, which he there represented, had materially ... the interests of the Cavan and Belturbet Farm.. Society.

Mr. ... That's sharp talking, but you could not .... Thy'll(sic) know their duty again.


The board of guardians of this union met on Tuesday with Thomas Reilly, Esq., in the chair.

Other guardians present - Messrs. William WHITE, L... LAMB, Samuel MOORE.

The .... business having been gone through, the tenders were taken out of the box, initialed, .... left to be disposed of on this day week.

A letter was read from the Chairman of the committee of the Arvagh dispensary district, requesting the board to have advertisements issued for a medical doctor for that district.

The clerk was ordered to advertise to that effect in the Anglo-Celt.

Mr. MOORE inquired of Doctor HALPIN whether he intended to leave with the militia.

Dr. HALPIN said there were several considerations to be thought over before he could determine himself one way or the other. One thing he could assure the board, that the board would suffer no inconvenience from him; if he left he would give proper notice, and have his duties to the day of his leaving.

Mr. MOORE - Well, then, I will put on a notice to have the situation advertised for the moment Doctor HALPIN leaves, that there may be no smugging about the appointment of a person in his place.

The board then adjourned.

State of the Workhouse, ending Saturday, September 22.


Collected and lodged during the week ?00 0 0
Paid during the week 06 0 0
Balance against the union 431 17 3
Cost of provisions consumed 23 10 11
General average cost 0 2 0
Ditto, in infirmary 0 2
Ditto, in fever hospital 0 3


Remaining last week 223
Born 0
Admitted last week 14
Discharged 23
Died 0
Total Remaining 282

Medical report of the Cavan Union Infirmary and Workhouse
for the week ending Saturday, Sep. 22, 1855.

Remaining last report 82
Admitted since 2
Born 0 - 84
Discharged 3
Total Remaining 81

CHARLES HALPIN, M.D., Physician to Infirmary
Medical Report of the Cavan Union Fever Hospital for the
week ending Saturday, Sept. 22, 1855.

Remaining last report 30
Admitted since 0 - 30
Discharged cured 4
Died 0
Total Remaining 35 (transcriber's note; numbers don't seem to add up)

CHALRES HALPIN, M.D., Physician to Fever Hospital


The weekly meeting of the guardians of the union was held on Friday, the 21st inst.,

W. S. HARMAN, Esq., in the chair.

Other guardians present - George BATTERSBY, Q.C., Earl PLUNKET, H. SARGENT, Hugh O'REILLY, R. H. BORSBY(?), Thomas BATTERSBY, Edward ROTHERAM, .... BRADY, Bernard COYLE, John LOVE, James ....,Christopher GLENNAN, and Richard O'NEIL, Esq.

Letter was read from the Poor Law Commissioners on the guardians to study rates to meet expenses of the next year, which the guardians ... with, according to an estimate prepared ...

Guardians were engaged till a late hour examining samples and tenders for workhouse supplies for the ensuing year. Mr. KENNEDY of Cavan was declared contractor for a great many articles.


Numbers of Paupers in the Workhouse, 349; do. outdoor relief, 1.

In Hospital on last board day, 8; admitted since, 7; discharged, 1; died, 0; remaining this report, 14.

In the Infirmary on last board day, 138; admitted since, 9; discharged, 10; died, 0; remaining on this day, 137.

THE CAVAN FAIR came off on Tuesday; the attendance was moderately good. Springers and fat cattle passed off easily at high prices; there was a pretty large number of farmers' horses present, and these could be readily come at; sucking pigs brought from 30? to 50? the pair; stores were few, as were also bacon pigs, and both kinds commanded high prices.

THE WEATHER. - Variable again last week, but every favourable hour was taken advantage of, and the crops hereabout are in a fair way of being secured.

THE MILITIA. - The route has not yet come, but it is thought probable that the force will leave early next week.

FALL OF SEBASTOPOL - PUBLIC REJOICINGS - When the success of the allies at Sebastopol became known in Ballina and its vicinity, a vast number of bonfires were lighted in the evening on the adjoining eminences. Richard J. Cowan GREEN, Esq., of Rosserk, with a numerous party of friends, fired twenty-one rounds of musketry in honour of the event, and burned several tar-barrels, the light from which was seen miles below Killala.

DR. CAHILL IN BELTURBET. - Need we say a word to add to the inducements held out by the mere announcement. This is Dr. Cahill's first visit to this county, and surely the opportunity of hearing so distinguished a lecturer will be seized with avidity. Add to this that the object which brings him to Belturbet is a most worthy one in itself, the fitting up of a house in which to worship God. The people there are liberal themselves even to munificence, and they have every claim for assistance when they require it. We are sure we will be able to report an attendance on the occasion, worthy of it and of Dr. Cahill.


Dublin Castle, 27th Aug., 1855.

GENTLEMEN - I am directed by the Lord Lieutenant to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th instant, relating to fees payable to the Clerk of Petty Sessions; and I am desired to acquaint you that the subject having been referred to the law adviser, he is of opinion that when the Justices of Petty Sessions make an order that parties should enter into security by recognizance to keep the peace, that order must be entered, and the clerk is entitled to a fee of 6d. on the entry; he is also entitled to 1s. for the preparation of the recognizance, when he prepares it at the request or by the direction of the justices. The Law adviser further observes that if the adjournment of a case embraces an order of the justices, and an entry of that order, there seems to be no reason why the clerk should have his fee of 6d. on that entry. - I am, sir, your obedient servant,


The Magistrates at Petty Session, Castle Connell.





Pursuant to the Act 13th and 14th Vic., cap. 69, sec. 46.


Pursuance of the above Act, P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Assistant Barrister for this County, has notified to me that he will make a Circuit and hold open Courts for


AT THE UNDERMENTIONED TIMES AND PLACES, AND FOR THE RESPECTIVE Baronies hereinafter named - at which times and places the Clerks of the several Unions, wholly or in part, in this County, shall attend with, and produce at the Courts of Revision holden in this county for the several districts in which their respective Unions, or any part thereof may be situate, all Books of Rates made for Relief of the Poor in such Unions, or any part of Electoral Division thereof respectively within such County, between the 20th day of July, 1854, and the 20th day of July, 1855, if there have been no such Rate made in any electoral Division, the then last Rate as to the same; and answer upon Oath all such questions as such Assistant Barrister may put to them, and produce all Documents, Papers, and Writings in their possession, custody or power, touching any matter herein mentioned - provided that in case the attendance of any Clerk of a Union, or the production of any Rate or Rate Books of any Union, shall be required at different Courts, or at about the same time, it shall be lawful for the Clerk of such Union, by writing under his hand, to appoint a proper person to be his Deputy for attending at any such Court, or producing such Rate or Rate Book, or a compared copy thereof, or of part thereof, which deputy shall be subject to like provisions as such Clerk of the Union; and for the purposes of this Act a compared Copy of any such Rate or Rate Books, or of any part thereof, shall be prima facie evidence. And all Collectors of Poor Rates of other Officer of Person having the custody of any such rate for the above mentioned periods, are also required to attend and answer upon Oath all such questions as may be put to them. All persons returned in the List of Voters registered pursuant to the 13th and 14th Victoria, ch. 69, are prima facie entitled to be placed on the List of Voters, as also all Persons in the Supplemental List, unless these objected to who are bound to attend and show cause to the contrary. All Joint-Occupiers and Claimants are required to Attend and prove their respective claims.

Times and Places appointed for holding Courts of Revision, and Lists of Baronies to be Revised thereat: --

COOTEHILL COURTHOUSE - MONDAY, 15h October, 1855, at 10 o'Clock.

BAILIEBOROUGH COURTHOUSE - THURSDAY, 13th October, 1855, at 3 o'Clock.

CAVAN COURTHOUSE - SATURDAY, 20th October, 1855, at 10 o'Clock.

BALLYCONNELL COURTHOUSE - THURSDAY, 25th October, 1855, at 10 o'Clock.

Notice is herebv given, that Copies of all Lists to be Revised, have been Posted up in the different Baronies, and notice thereof given; and Copies remain for Sale at my Office, Courthouse, Cavan, on payment of a price for each Copy, after the rate contained in Schedule C in the Act. All communications to be prepaid.

Given under my hand at Cavan, this 14th day of September, 1855.


Clerk of the Peace, County Cavan.



In the Matter of the


The Commissioners will, on THURSDAY, the 25th day of October next, at the hour of 12, at noon, at their Court, Henrietta Street, in the City of Dublin, Sell by AUCTION, in One Lot, the following Lands, viz.: The LANDS of Killatowney, situate in the parish of Killeshandra, barony of Tullyhunco, and


containing 137A. 0R. 8r., statute measure (in which is included 35A. 0R. 23r. of Land covered with water), and producing a yearly rent of ?101 16s. 6d. sterling, subject to a fee-farm rent of ?12 18s. 5 1//2 d. a year, and to ?3 1s. 8d. a year, tithe rent charge, and a fine of ?6 9s. 3d. payable every 21 years.

Dated this 6th day of July, 1855.
Auction Clerk.

These Lands (which consist mostly of excellent tillage and pasture), adjoin the town of Killeshandra, in which good corn, butter, and flax markets are held weekly, as also seven fairs in the year. The railroad now in progress, from Mullingar to Cavan, will pass within a few miles of them. A coach runs daily from Killeshandra to Mullingar to meet the Railway Trains, to and from Dublin, and Galway.

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

THOMAS CARMICHAEL, Solicitor for the Petitioner, having the Carriage of the Sale, 7, Upper Temple Street, Dublin.




In the Matter of the
ESTATE OF John Fitzpatrick,

RICHARD John Hinds, Esq.,

The Commissioners will, on FRIDAY, the 23rd day of NOVEMBER next, at the hour of 12 o'Clock at Noon, at their Court, Henrietta-street, in the City of Dublin,


The LANDS of Corran, Kankell, and Drumdoo, situate in the Parish of Cloone, Barony of Mohill and


Containing 287A. 2R. 6r. statute measure, held in Fee Farm, and producing a yearly rent of 120?. 9s. 5 d. sterling, subject primarily to the yearly rent of 12?. 3s. 1d.; also an annuity of 38?. 18s. 5 ½ d. for the life of a lady aged about 70 years, and also subject to 14?. 3s. 1d. yearly rent-charge.

These Lands are held for ever under a Fee Farm grant, bearing date the 13th day of August, 1753, together with other LANDS called Cortacleary. They are situate within three miles of the town of Mohill, a good business town, in which are held excellent weekly markets, and 15 fairs yearly.

Dated this 20th day of July, 1855.

JOHN LOCKE, Auction Clerk.

Proposals for the purchase of this Estate will be received up to the 1st day of November, 1855, and not afterwards, and will be submitted to the Commissioners for their approbation.

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

THOMAS CARMICHAEL, Solicitor for the Petitioner,
having Carriage of the Sale, 7, Upper Temple-street, Dublin.


THE Board of guardians of this Union will, on MONDAY, the 8th of October next, proceed to elect properly qualified persons to collect the new Rate, about to be made, ad under:

Bailieborough and Drumancapie(?) - One Collector.
Crossbane, Killenkere, Termon, and Carcagarve - One Collector.
Kingscourt, Lisagnon(?), & ...... - One Collector.

The persons elected will be requested ......rity at once for the due fulfillment of the duties of his office (including attendance, &c., under the Parliamentary Voters Act), and that they will lodge the entire amount of each warrant with the Union Treasurer, within three calendar months from the date of the warrant. The poundage will be fixed by the Board on the day of the election. Candidates to attend at 12 o'Clock.

P.S. - There is no rate on Crossbane this year.

(By Order.)
JAMES G. ADAMS, Clerk of Union.
Bailieborough Union, 24th Sept, 1855.

ACCIDENT - A very serious accident occurred on last Saturday, to Mr. GORMAN, of Barrinamore, near Ardee. He was doing something to a thrashing machine, and incautiously let one of his hands come in contact with the roller, which mutilated the hand in a dreadful manner, three of the fingers being broken off and the rest of the hand frightfully lacerated. He is under treatment by Dr. EAKINS, and, considering the nature of the accident, is getting on pretty well.
Drogheda Argus.


Taken the liberty of tendering his services as Auctioneer, Valuator, and General Commission Agent, to the Nobility, Gentry, and Mercantile Community of this County, and most respectfully solicits your patronage and support.

The distinguished and extensive employment he receives fully attests the estimation in which his merit and exertions are appreciated.

Auctions of Property, Furniture, Horses, Cattle, Farm Stock, &c., conducted in a most satisfactory manner, and accounts at once settl3ed.

Valuations of Probate and Legacy duty, or Transfer of Property carefully made, he being the appointed sworn Appraiser for the County of Meath.

Every description of Property taken for immediate or deferred sale, at his Auction Mart, Maudlin-street, Kells.

Immediate attention to all orders.


Messrs. HODGES and SMITH, 104, Grafton Street, are about publishing a magnificent edition of this truly National Work, having the original Text and a Translation, with the ample Notes and Elucidations of JOHN O"DONOVAN, Esq.

Prospectuses can be had gratuitously at the Office of this paper. They fully explain the object and merits of the work, state the terms on which it is to be obtained, and give a specimen of the style in which it will be got up.

T O B E L E T,

ANNAGH HOUSE AND DEMESNE, CONGTAINING ABOUT Forty Acres of Excellent Ground in Prime Condition.

Annagh House is situate in a good Fishing and Shooting Country, on a leading road, from Cavan to Belturbet, within five miles of the former and two of the latter town, and is beautifully situate in respect both of Wood and Water Scenery.

Application on the Premises, or to Mr. THOMAS REILLY, Butlersbridge.

Possession can be given immediately, and the stock and crops may be had at a valuation.


HAVING in the early part of this Season provided ourselves with

And a Sufficient Supply of Water at all times, we are
Prepared to dress any lot of FLAX delivered here

Price For Dressing, 1s. Per Stone.

CULLIS CORN AND FLAX MILLS are situate about 6 miles from Cootehill, 8 miles from Stradone, 8 from Ballybay, 5 from Bailieborough, and 2 from Shercock.

Cullis, Shercock.
September 3, 1855.

D R A I N A G E.

Acts 5 & 6 Victoria; Cap. 89 - 8 and 9 Victoria, Cap. 69 - 9 Victoria, Cap. 4 - 10 and 11 Victoria, Cap. 79 - and 16 and 17 Victoria, Cap. 130.


NOTICE is hereby given that Printed Copies of the Draft of the Final Award of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, with respect to "The District of the Glyde," made pursuant to the provisions of the above mentioned Acts, have been deposited in the Offices of the Clerks of the Peace of the Counties of Louth, Meath, Cavan, and Monaghan, respectively.

And Notice is further given, that all persons are at liberty to inspect the same. And all Persons who may desire to lodge objections to said Award are hereby required to lodge the same at the Post Office, Castlebellingham, addressed to

"The Secretary,
Boards of Public Works,

On or before the 1st day of October next.

And Notice is hereby further given, that the said Commissioners will hold a Meeting of all persons interested, at the

On SATURDAY, the 27th day October, next, at the hour of 12 o'clock noon.

And they will then and there proceed to hear any objections which may be lodged to said Award, and examine into the matter of any such objections which shall be so lodged and hear all such proper evidence as may be offered to them in respect thereof, and will make such alterations (if any) in the said Award as they shall think fit, and settle and sign such Award.

By Order of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland,
Dated at the Office of Public Works,
Custom House, Dublin, this
1st day of September, 1855.

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