Published in Cavan, county Cavan
May 1, 1856

MURDER OF MISS HINDS. - The death warrants for the execution of DUNNE and MURPHY have arrived, and persons are employed every day for the last week arranging and painting the scaffold in front of the gaol, upon which they are to make their ignominious exit. It is probable, however, that there will be no execution on the 16th, as it must take a longer time that lies between this day and that to have the motion in error in the case of Dunne decided, and the identification of Murphy being essential to the conviction of Dunn, the former must be held over for the purpose, if the latter is to have a new trial. The affidavits in the case have been made, and counsel for the prisoner are confident that the point raised by them is a good one and must prevail. We have heard on the most reliable authority that it is intended to urge the matter to the furthest, even to the House of Lords, if this be necessary.

THE WEATHER - THE CROPS. - The weather is dry but little favourable to vegetation, as the winds are biting and the frosts at night are rather severe. Large breadths of potatoes and oats have been planted, but there is little or nothing being done in the way of flax. The Cuckoo and Corncrake have been making themselves heard for the last ten days or more.

THE MURDER AT BALLYHAISE. - We believe it is intended to hold another investigation into this case on Saturday next at Belturbet - a private one, it may be supposed, where everything may be done or everything left undone. This is not the way to secure in a country confidence in the administration of the law; where there is nothing to call for privacy, as there cannot be in the present case, all things should be above board. We understand that a petition has been addressed to the Lord Lieutenant calling for some of the government officials to superintend the investigation, and we are convinced that the prayer ought to be attended to. It is the business of the Executive to see that, where a charge has been made, it will be fully inquired into, that guilt may be manifested if guilt there be, or innocence exonerated, where innocence is proved to have existence.

Saturday, 26th April.

Magistrates present - John GUINLEY, J. P.; Thomas F. KNIPE; W. HUMPHREYS, J.P., D.O.; Captain CLIFFORD, J.P., Captain PHILIPS, J.P., and W. M. HICKSON, R.M., Esqrs.

David M. HALE v. Alexander M'CLEAN.

A charge of assaulting complainant, a policeman, in the execution of his duty.

The complainant stated that on the 21st the defendant gave him a box and caught him by the neck. He had previously seen young M'CLEAN knock down one PRUNTY, and ran to separate them. Witness when he came down got hold of young M'Clean and Prunty, when the defendant came up and gave the blow. He subsequently made at complainant with a loaded butt and threatened "to regulate him," which he was prevented from doing by the presence of a second policeman alone.

Cross-examined by Mr. J. ARMSTRONG - is seventeen months in Belturbet; did not see Printy strike oung M'Clean; did not see the old man go forward to save his son, but saw him go forward to kick Prunty, and to attack him with what appeared to be a loaded butt; the butt was taken away from the defendant before witness could get hold of it. The butt was a whip butt; defendant gave Prunty one "lick of it;" witness has not Prunty summoned because he did not think it necessary, the parties having summonses between themselves; has one policeman here to give evidence in the case, and a second if required.

John DAREY (DAVEY?), Sub-Constable, corroborated this witness. He, too, saw young M'Clean knocked down twice; old M'Clean then came up and kicked Printy n the belly or thigh, and also got hold of M'Hale by the neck. Maclean had also a loaded butt in his hand.

Cross-examined by Mr. Armstrong, M'Clean said M'Hale had something is against him, and only for the law he would regulate him; told M'Hale to take the defendant easy, but he was not using him with unnecessary violence; saw no assault made by Prunty on your M'Clean; the defendant was neither dragged nor pushed.

In answer to Mr. M'Kinstry, S.I.,

M'Hale said that defendant exclaimed he would allow no "papist puppy" of a policeman against him, and if the matter was left between _____ solves he (M'Clean) would soon regulate M__ ale.

May 8, 1856


A special court was held in Cavan on Monday, the 12th instant, to inquire into the charge preferred against Charles RICHARDSON, of having murdered James SMITH, at Ballyhaise, on the 30th August last.

The court was to open at eleven o'clock, but it was fully an hour later when any magistrates appeared on the bench.

William M. HICKSON, R.M., William Humphreys, J.P., D.L., ____ HUNT, R.M., Thomas F. KNIPE, J.P., William SMYTH, J.P., and Michael PHILLIPS, J.P., Esqrs., presided on the occasion.

Mr. John ARMSTRONG opened the case in a speech of considerable ability. He dwelt upon the atrocity of the crime and the necessity of avenging it, detailed the circumstances out of which he alleged it to have been committed, and urged the court to send it to be tried by a competent tribunal - a court and a jury.

Charles FOY examined by Mr. John ARMSTRONG - Was at the last June sessions of Cavan, and present at an ejectment trial, where James SMYTH was plaintiff. After the trial witness went up the street with Richardson; his mother, step-father, George MANNING, Tommy DONOHOE, and Pat M'DONALD were in the house into which they went. There was tea, and then Richardson's mother brought in some whiskey. When she got a glass she thanked God that the Counsellor, meaning deceased, could not come to dig her "toleys;" the prisoner said - "Hold your tongue, mother, for if he won the trial even he would never dig one of them, for while there is powder and ball in the country I'd blow his soul to h_ll, and the world is wide for me, and I have my liberty." One Peter SMYTH, who was present, checked Richardson, saying that was a bad speech for a young fellow, whereupon he replied that he hoped there was no one in the company who would carry the speech out. - Knew Frank MURPHY; he came in with Tommy REILLY after the tea; Richardson and Manning paid the whole reckoning; when witness went out he left Thomas Donohoe behind him with Richardson, Manning and White.

Cross-examined by Mr. KNIPE - Is attending the sessions at Cavan for a long time now, but never on any bad claim; was shocked, but not greatly, when he heard the Counsellor's life threatened; he did not check Richardson, as one person in company had done so. Never told the Counsellor that his life was threatened; told the bailiff of the land, Robert ARGUE, the next morning of the of the threat, and gave it as his opinion to him that Smyth would win the land, but would never turn a sod of it, as he would be shot. Was not speaking to Pat Smyth before the inquest, and was not at his house at any time. Knew the Counsellor well; he had no fixed places of residence; Richardson's mother asked witness when he was rearing his turf to watch Smyth and tell her when he'd be going to the market of Cavan and she would take care of his turf. Does not know in what house the Counsellor lived for three months before the murder; witness was speaking to him on the fair day of Ballyhaise, the 30th of August. Knows George Manning; he was present when the threat was made and heard it as well as witness. Never got anything from any of the Smyths beyond a drop of whiskey, and was not promised anything.

To Mr. Hickson - Knows Pat FREEMAN; saw him at his own place on the 23rd of last March, and he told witness that he knew of the murder, and could prove against the men that killed Smyth, as he was present at the time. He mentioned the names of Richardson, Murphy, White, and he thought that Thomas Reilly was there too. Witness said that he was a villain not to give information of the murder, when he knew of it, and that if he did not go and disclose the fact at once he would get him taken up by the police. Freeman agreed to go and tell the police, after which he left the house. There was no conversation between them about money dealings which witness had with Smyth. Did not show Freeman anything particular in his house. Often saw him back and forward.

To Mr. KNIPE - Saw Freeman on the Friday morning afterwards; he did not tell him what he had sworn; witness took down no almanack to see whether the night was a moonlight one; in fact he never had an almanack in h is house nor could he read one if he had it.

(Transcriber's note: There were more witnesses apparently, but I did not receive any more of the article.)

ACCIDENT. - A young man named BRADY was brought in to the County Infirmary on Saturday, having his thigh broken by the wheel of a lurry (sic?), which he was driving, passing over it. It appears that he fell when he was coming near the spot where he wanted to empty some stuff, and the rapid motion of the vehicle carried it on, and over him.

DEATH FROM WHISKEY. - A man named COOK died in the County Infirmary, where he was brought on Tuesday night, having been found lying on the road insensible, and suffering badly from whiskey, which he had drunk copiously in a fair, where he had been. He died on yesterday, and an inquest was held on the body by William POLLOCK, Esq. - Cook lived somewhere near Mountnugent, in this county.

ANOTHER COAL MINE. - As some labourers were sinking a drain last week on Mr. William JOHNSTON'S property at Roscolgan, within sight of this town, they turned up a quantity of anthracite coal, which lay plentifully near the surface of the earth. Will this be looked after? Coal had within a few hundred perches of the town must prove a valuable thing to us all.

"TARRY BANNON." - This notorious individual and CURRY, the other approver, in the case of Miss Hinds, left for Dublin this morning, hooted and hissed by a large crowd, who would have handled him more roughly only a large body of police came to his rescue. Mr. George GALLOGLY and a turnkey, who accompanied him, were armed with pistols and a dagger, which they presented at the assailants, but had no occasion to use them. When "Tarry" was just getting out of the town he received a parting farewell, in the shape of a general burst of indignant feeling - one man actually falling upon his knees and giving him a curse for time and eternity. About a quarter of a mile from the town he went into a house, waiting for the coach, but when the mistress found out whom she had, she ejected him summarily by sundry blows from a creepy stool, and the application of a pitchfork to his nether parts. HEAVEY and the boy M'KEON went away a few days ago. We understand they will be kept indurance until it is seen whether RED PAT and others of the persons charged with committing the murder or conspiring to it can be made amenable.

THE CONVICTS. - Neither of them will make any declaration, knowing that, if they proclaimed themselves innocent they would not be believed, and feeling that they would not be called to publish their guilt, even if guilty. MURPHY is in the last stage of consumption, and could not live a fortnight. A company of the 8th Hussars has just came (sic) in to assist at the execution, and we believe that there is another company in Ballyconnell.

DEATH OF SIR EDWARD TIERNEY. - Sir Edward TIERNEY, for many years Crown Solicitor of the North West Circuit, died a few days ago in Dublin. The circuit will now be divided into three districts of two counties each, and thus what he possessed singly will for the future be held by three persons. We have heard that Mr. FITZGERALD, brother of the Attorney General for Ireland, will have on district, and we have heard the names of others mentioned for the remaining two, but we think it rather soon to publish them.

THE MURDER AT BALLYHAISE. - Our readers are left to judge for themselves as to the decision of the magistrates in this case, as they have all the evidence before them. Freeman, the informer, is in gaol, and will be tried for perjury. Some say that he was himself the murderer, but not to speak of the absence of any motive, every one must know that this is false. The fact that he knew not where the body fell threw the most suspicion on his evidence; but of the real scene of the tragedy the real murdered could not be ignorant.

May 15, 1856


May 10, at St. Thomas's Church, by the Rev. Theobald BUTLER, Moses, second son of Moses NETTERFIELD, Esq. of Ballyconnell, in ths county, to Miss Catherine LYNG, of Gloucester-street, Dublin, heiress of the late Miss Charlotte HINDS.


May 7, at Bellamont Forest, deeply and universally lamented by his relatives and friends, Eyre COOTE, Esq., J.P., aged 50 years third and last son by first marriage of the late Charles COOTE, Esq., of Bellamont Forest, and Grand-son of the late Earl of Bellamont, Cootehill.

HIGHWAY ROBBERY. - A young lady of Banbury was recently stopped on the road near Bodicote by a man who presented a pistol at her, and threatened to shoot her if she did not immediately give up all her money. She was so alarmed, that she immediately fainted away, and while she lay insensible, the man rifled her pockets and carried off all the money she had in them. - Atlas

A POACHING COD-FISH. - On Wednesday there was a great fishing of cod ling and turbet brought ashore and landed at Rosehearty Harbour, and one of the fishermen, on opening a large cod, found a young hare, measuring a foot long, in its maw. - Buchan News.

GALLANT CONDUCT - RESCUE FROM DROWNING. - About twelve o'clock on Thursday, a boy named Joseph Dowling fell into the river at Arzan-quay, and was on the point of being drowned when a porter in the employment of M'BIRNIE, COLLIS and CO., named Patrick MAGEE, who happened to be passing, stripped off his coat, plunged in and saved the boy. For some time the man himself was in danger, until as he brought the boy to the wall, a whip was thrown to him, and in this way was pulled to the steps. - The poor man showed great intrepidity and presence of mind.

May 22, 1856

SUDDEN DEATH. - We regret having to state that Mr. John SHERIDAN, Shopkeeper of this town, died suddenly at his own house on Saturday last, in the very prime of his life. He had eaten his breakfast, was amusing himself amongst his children, when he fell down, and died in a few minutes, notwithstanding all the medical skill that was resorted to for his recovery. Mr. Sheridan, who had been ailing for some time, was a most respected inhabitant of Cavan, and had raised himself by his industry and attention to business, to a very comfortable position in society. The large and respectable body that followed his remains on Monday to the family burial ground in Lavey, gave ample proof of the situation In which the deceased was held. He died of aneurism of the heart.

RED PAT BANNON. - It is reported that this person, the second alleged murderer of Miss HINDS, has been arrested in Drogheda, and that a policeman from this locality, who left by the coach to Kells on yesterday, went there for the purpose of identifying him in order to his being conveyed to Cavan.

THE MURDER AT BALLYHAISE. - Charles FOY, and Thomas DONOHOE, two of the witnesses against Charles RICHARSON at the late investigation in this town, with Donohoe's wife and daughter, have been arrested and lodged in Cavan for perpetrating or being accomplices in this murder.

DATES AT NICARAGUA. - We learn from the New York papers that Mr. Joseph REILLY MALE, editor of El Nicaraguanse, died recently in Nicaragua. Mr. Male was from this town, where he was very respectably connected, and was for a long period connected with this office, in which he gained the esteem of all with whom he had to do. He was of an indomitable spirit, a most enterprising disposition, and his early death is to be attributed to the hardships he had to go through, when arrested last harvest at New York for alleged breach of the neutrality laws in relation to Nicaragua. In common with all who knew him we have to bewail his untimely death.


On Friday last James MURPHY and Thomas DUNN, who had been convicted at the late Special Commission, the former of having been one of the actual assassins of Miss Hinds at Tubberlion on the 12th October last, and the latter of having incited thereto, were hanged in front of the county gaol.

The day was delightfully fine, but the people of the surrounding districts did not take occasion from this to be present in any considerable numbers. The Roman Catholic clergymen had, on the previous Sunday, generally advised their flocks to remain at home, and spend a few moments in prayer for the repose of the souls of the unhappy men, a course which they pronounced much better for all parties than any other which could be adopted. At ten o'clock, therefore, there was hardly any stir in the town; but between that hour and twelve the roads leading from Butlersbridge, Kilmore, Ballyjamesduff and Ballyhaise were rather densely crowded with persons flocking to the scene of the terrible drama that was about to be enacted. And, when twelve o'clock had come, the Huzzars, who had been parading the streets for some time previously, having gone over to the gaol numbered some 700 or 800 souls. There were a few aged persons present; adults amongst much more numerous, the assemblage being constituted almost entirely of young boys and girls, the latter, we are ashamed to add, bearing about them all the appearances of respectability, in their looks, their carriage, their dress. It was a sad sight to see parasols and veils, bonnets and mantillas of rally a fashionable dscription in requisition for such an occasion. Something exceedingly morbid there must hve been in the dispositions of the wearers, and one might not hesitate to express a firm conviction that those who were present in the circumstances were there very little to their own credit.

The depot of the Cavan militia, with a company of the Monaghans, were ranged from the Presbyterian Meeting House to the Farnham Garden; two other companies of the last named regiment were drawn up from Clemenger's bridge to the Police Barrack's garden; a company of the 8th Huzzars, mounted, were placed in three columns at the end of Church lane, and 180 policemen were distributed in various ways along the river, and at the different accesses to the town. During the day, however, there was not the least necessity for the intervention of any of them, for there was no breech of the peace, no rush that would involve the least danger.

At an early hour in the morning the Rev. Thomas MULVANEY, Catholic Curate of this parish and Chaplain to the gaol, celebrated mass there, at which both the convicts assisted, communicating as they had done on the two previous days. Mass was also celebrated by the Rev. John M'ENROE, and reverently heard by the unfortunate men. After the mass the convicts, who had not seen each other from the day of the trial, were brought together by mutual request, when they kissed most affectionately, and expressed a full forgiveness of all wrongs, real or imaginary, which either had sustained, or was supposed to have sustained, at the hands of the other. They expressed an entire willingness to die, offering the pain and the ignominy of their death, by way of atonement for their sins, and hoping everything from the mercy of their God.

As for MURPHY he resigned himself to his fate from the day upon which sentence was passed, and professed himself utterly disinclined to take any trouble in the way of petitions to the Executive for a commutation. He declared that he had lived long enough, and busied himself only about the concerns of his soul. He suffered much from bad health, and so far was he gone to consumption, that were his execution to take place three weeks later, the hangman could have had no person in him upon who to officiate.

DUNN was more buoyed up with hopes of life; the fact that he was not charged with any actual participation in the murder, and perhaps the movements for a writ of error, tending to excite in him such a feeling; but still he kept death before him as a thing probably, if not certain, and prepared himself for it. As he remarked himself the day before his execution, he was glad that he had had such hopes, as they left his mind more undepressed, and thus enabled him to attend with more composure to the religious duties which suggested themselves or were pointed out by his able and most indefatigable directors.

At one o'clock precisely the pressroom door opened, and the hangman drew in the rope which he adjusted round the neck of MURPHY, who appeared dressed completely in white, and with gloves of the same colour. He came forward, attended by the Rev. Thomas MULVANY, with a composed step, and kneeled for some moments in prayer; then, getting up, the cap was pulled over his eyes, and he was placed upon the scaffold by the executioner, who, returning, drew the bolt, and the body was left hanging. MURPHY hardly made a struggle; there were a few shrugs of the shoulders, but in a moment even those ceased to take place, and all was over with him. It is worthy of being mentioned that a loud cry was raised, when Murphy made his appearance, a cry which could easily be heard at the distance of a mile; DUNN heard it in his cell, where the Rev. John M'ENROE was offering spiritual consolation to him, and exclaimed, "There goes poor James. May the Lord have mercy on him." Up to this time he had been left under the impression that he should be himself the first executed, but when he learned the innocent deception, he only felt grateful for the kindness which dictated it as it was intended to keep him from knowing and grieving in the sufferings of the other. That the cry, spoken of, was one of pity must have been abundantly clear to everyone whom it reached and so far it was calculated to prove that the spectators, however much they abhorred the crime for which MURPHY suffered, could not forget that it was a fallen man they saw before them, brought forth in the prime of life, and when everything was looking glorious under the brightening influence of a Summer's sun, consigned to a most ignominious death. But there were exceptions to those who were impressed with a feeling so generous. One man exclaimed, as the drop fell, "You'll never kill another Hinds!" a second was heard saying at the same moment, "Pop goes the weasel!" and a body of persons who stood along the Farnham Road, laughing and leering, taunted a most respected Roman Catholic gentleman who was driving by at the time to, "look up if he dared" thinking doubtless that the sight to which they exulted would deeply pain him, and forgetting that it was a spectacle of suffering humanity they saw before them, not an occasion of Protestant triumph or Catholic mortification. The body was left hanging for forty five minutes, after the lapse of which it was cut down and carried inside the gaol for interment by three prisoners, called out for the purpose.

MURPHY spoke not a word in confession or denial of his guilt, nor, indeed, upon any other subject beyond those which he spoke with the ministers of his church who attended him, and this most probably was the cause, why the great majority of the bystanders left after he fell so that when Dunn came to be executed the place was nearly quite in possession of the police and military.

Shortly before two o'clock the executioner went to the cell and commenced to dress and pinion DUNN, who kissed each article as it was presented to him, in acknowledgement that he accepted those instruments and equipage of death with a cheerful resignation. When going from the cell to the press room, accompanied by Mr. M'ENROE, he was rather inducing that reverend gentleman to be courageous thus encouraged by him, and, having arrived at the press room, he kissed the rope, when it was being placed round his neck, as he had done to the articles of clothing, which he had to appear in, and which, besides the cap, consisted in a brown overdress and white gloves. Simultaneous with his appearance at the door leading to the scaffold was his being placed on the drop, which gave way immediately, leaving his body suspended. DUNN appeared to suffer even less than MURPHY, and this was owing to the fact that he got a greater length of rope, and had, therefore, further to fall. He seemed to have been killed at once, and the presence of blood from his mouth and ears in the cap, after he had been cut down, would go to show that immediate suffocation took place. Like MURPHY, DUNN was completely silent, and no such cry was raised upon his appearance, indeed, as was said, there were not as many present to join in it. The body remained suspended for forty minutes, and was then given to his sister, who was present ready to convey it to its last resting place. No hearse could be procured in town, those, who usually supply such vehicles, being unable or unwilling to do so on that occasion, so the coffin was placed on a car and brought off in the direction of the graveyard, accompanied by the Hussars, who returned almost immediately and a considerable number of the townspeople, as well as by the Rev. Mr. MULVANY.

The Rev. John O'REILLY, President, and the Hon. P. MAGINNIS, Professor of the Kilmore Academy, assisted the Messrs. MULVANEYand M'ENROE, in offering spiritual encouragement to the convicts, and Robert john CUMMING, Esq. High Sheriff, Ralph MARMAN, Esq. sub sheriff, and Mr. GALLOGHY, the Governor of the Gaol were also present.

By DUNN's own direction, the procession moved by Ardlegherin order to avoid the occurrence of any tumults in Ballyconnell, where a fair was held that day, and on Saturday it was buried in a peaceful and orderly manner.

Many of the most respectable shopkeepers in the town had their doors closed until after the execution; in many of the private houses also, which looked towards the gaol, the window blinds were drawn and the shutters closed over; everything so far as the respectable and intelligent portion of the community was concerned, giving reason to believe that the morbid taste, which would lead to the inspection of such exhibitions, was fast passing away.

There was nothing to mark that evening in town beyond the presence of a greater number of strangers in the streets. The public houses were only the more full; the laugh and jest only the more prevalent, and the least vigilant must have observed that the execution was not well over, when it was practically forgotten.

It remains to add that the hangman that was to be, renounced the exercise of his function on the evening before the execution, holding out for higher terms; but he did not succeed in obtaining them, for the services of another volunteer were called on and rendered efficiently as well as willingly.

May 29, 1856


May 24, at Charlemont Mall, the wife of the late Bernard COYNE, Esq., M.D., of this town, of a son. May 16, at Denaree, near Lianaskea, county Fermanagh, the wife of the Rev. R. G. ECOLES of a daughter.


May 26, at the Metropolitan Church, Marlborough Street, by the Rev. Mr. MULLIGAN, assited by the Rev. Mr. KAVANAGH, Kingstown, Edward Trevor HUGHES, Esq., Upper Temple street, to Eleanor Dorothea TUOHY, youngest daughter of the late Peter Tuohy, Esq., of Ballintubber House, county Mayo.


On Friday, the 23rd instant, at Ballyhaise, of consumption, Catherine, third daughter of Mr. George NESBITT, of Ballyhaise, aged 22 years.

On the 13th instant, at the residence of his brother-in-law, James KELLY, Esq., Drumate Lodge, county Monaghan, of consumption, John CLEMENGER, Esq., aged 31 years, only son of John Clemenger, Esq., of this town, deeply and deservedly regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances on account of his innate integrity and worth.

On the 16th instant, at Cootehill, in this county, aged 35 years, Anne, relict of the late Mr. BOURCHIER, vintner and farmer of that town. She was much esteemed for her many amiable qualities by the inhabitants of Cootehill and its vicinity, and all who enjoyed her acquaintance, as we evinced by the respectability and number of persons who attended her remains to their last resting place.

May 23, at Mullagh, glebe, county Cavan, aged 76 years, the Rev. Atkinson COFFEY.

May 22, after a short illness, Mr. Henry MAGORRY, jun., of Balieborough, county Cavan.


The preparations for the illuminations to take place on the 29th of this month are rapidly progressing. The footways in front of all the public buildings in the city are broken up, and gasfitters and assistants are busily engaged in connecting gas pipes with the mains in the streets. The preparations made for illuminating the Castle, the Custom house, the Four Courts, the Bank of Ireland, Trinity College, the College of Surgeons, and several of the club-houses, hotels , and either public buildings, are all but completed. We understand that gas fitters are at a premium.

The preparations for the fireworks in the vicinity of the Wellington Testimonial in the Park, were commenced on Tuesday morning. A large number of operatives and labourers were set to work, for the purpose of railing in a portion of the ground, and erectring a temporary wooden building for the accommodation of his Exzcellency the Lord Lieutenant and party, and another structure in which will be prepared the various pyrotechnic devices intended to be displayed on the occasion. - Advocate.

(While the above preparations are going forward in Dublin to meet her Majesty's wishes, it is gratifying to find that similar ones are going on in the country. Our Brookborough correspondent informs us that a platform is to be raised on Fort Royal, Gola Castle in honour of the occasion, and that there is to be a "Tenant-right procession round the demesne with various rural festivities for the amusement and entertainment of "landlord and tenant," and the children of the rising generation, according to English and Irish customs in days gone bye. We hope to be favoured with full particulars by our correspondent for the gratification of our readers after Thursday next. The landlord is Sir Walter BRODIE, a minor, aged fourteen - the tenant, Henry K. GEORGE, a minor, aged nine. Is intended by the trustees to have an ox roasted whole on Fort Royal when the landlord comes of age, and also when the tenant comes to age, if they survive; however, before that time comes, "Queen's supremacy" may be "Regent's supremacy," or "Kings supremacy," or "Peoples' supremacy. - Ed. A.C.)





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THE MURDER AT BALLYHAISE. - A man named FLOOD has been arrested and lodged in Cavan gaol, on a charge, arising out of this most mysterious transaction. FREEMAN, the informer in the case against RICHARDSON, now, it appears, turns round and declares that he was put up to swear what he did by the parties, who are in custody. Little credit, however, can be attached to what he says, for if he was swearing falsely before, he may very easily be supposed likely to speak falsely now.

RED PAT BANNON. - The person arrested in Drogheda, as stated in our last issue, was the wrong man, the policeman, who went up to identify him, stated so, though he added that he was very like him. Some say that the fellow got to America long ago, while others give out that he was murdered soon after he attacked Miss HINDS, lest he might turn approver. To us it seems clear enough that both parties are only guessing.

THE WEATHER - THE CROPS. - The Weather is most propitious, sunshine and showers alternating, though some rather damaging hail fell the beginning of the week. The crops are most promising, the potato above all looking remarkably well.


A LIST OF APPLICATIONS received by the Clerk of the Peace from persons seeking


For Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by Retail, within said County, pursuant to the 3rd and 4th Wm. IV., ch. 68; 6 and 7 Wm. IV, ch. 38; and 17 and 18 Vic., ch. 89; and 18 and 19 Vic., ch. 62; to be heard and inquired into at Bailieborough, on Monday, the 16th day of June, 1856, immediately after the Grand Jury shall have been sworn.

No. Name Residence Parish Barony
1 MAHAR, Michael Kingscourt Enniskeen Clonkee
2 REILLY, Michael Market square (Bailieboro) Bailieboro Do.

Clerk of the Peace,
County Cavan. Cavan, 27th May, 1856.


Jane M'ILLWAINE and others, Plaintiffs;
Robert O'DONNELL and others, Defendants

PURSUANT to the order made in this cause, bearing date the 9th day of July, 1853, and my report, bearing date the 10th day of May, 1856, I will on THURSDAY, the 10th day, of June next, at the hour of One o'Clock, in the afternoon, at my Chamber; on the Inas'-quay, Dublin, Set up. And SELL BY PUBLIC CANT to the highest and best bidder that can be had for the same, the following valuable Properties in three Lots, viz.:-

Lot. 1 - A Policy of Insurance for £1000, late Irish currency, in the Atlas Insurance Office, effected on the life of the Reverend Henry COTTINGHAM, on the 24th July, 1821, the annual premium on which is £24 2s. 4d. present currency.

Lot 2 - A Policy of Insurance, for £1000, late Irish currency, on the same life in the Union Office, London, bearing date the 29th of July, 1825, the annual premium on which is £26 7s. 0d. present currency.

Lot 3 - A charge of £475, late Irish currency upon the lanes of Garden-hill, and other lands in the Barony of Glenawley, and County of Fermanagh, the property of Alexander Jason HASSARD, a minor.

Dated this 19th day of May, 1856.
J. COLLUM & Son, Solicitors.

N.B. - (Lot 3) - This charge was created by the will of Jason HASSARD, who was seized in fee of said lands, which he devised subject to said charge to his son Jason, and other young sons as tenants for life and their heirs males successively.

For further particulars, application to be made to Messrs. J. COLLUM and Son, Plaintiffs' Solicitors, 30. Lower Sackville street, Dublin, who will give every information to title, &c.

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