Published in Cavan, county Cavan

May 7, 1857

THE CAVAN HARRIERS' CLUB. -- As will be observed by advertisement in another column, the subscribers to the resuscitation of this sporting club, which we are glad to find will be heard in "full cry" during the next hunting season. The county of Cavan has now arrived at we might almost say, its acme of prosperity and contentment. Consequently, people of all parties and creeds who are able should at once throw in their mite to the "treasury" of this innocent club. It is now many years since the Harriers were observed on the hills and in the dales of Cavan, in hot pursuit, after pass of reynard ; but this will not be the case in future. We would therefore invite all to come forward, and subscribe liberally to a club which has for its object, the entertainment of the public at large.

MARK OF MERIT. -- We are proud to announce that, at the annual examination held on the 4th and 5th inst, in the Apothecaries Hall, Dublin, our young and talented townsman, Mr. Robert HAGUE, was awarded the first prize, of five guineas, for superior merit, on the subject of "Vegetable Poisons." Several times Mr. Hague has obtained distinction, having been appointed apothecary to the City of Dublin Hospital.

THE CROPS AT TULLYVIN, COOTEHILL, &c. --An intelligent and highly respectable correspondent in these localities says: -- "Nothing can exceed the advanced state of the crops in these districts. The late good weather has tended much to forward their progress ; and all the farmers' hearts here are uplifted with the prospect which lies before them of an early and plentiful harvest. A good and kind Providence appears to bless the work of our hands."

FARNHAM GARDEN. -- This delightful garden, specially set apart as grounds of recreation for the inhabitants of Cavan to promenade through, are, at present in delightful order this season of the year. The noble Lord (Farnham) has a caretaker retained for the purpose of keeping it as it ought to be. The meandering walks look beautiful, and are nicely cleaned and gravelled, whilst the various curiosities of shrubs and flowers attract particular attention.

TO PUBLISHERS. -- We beg to intimate that we are ready to receive new publications for Review in this journal ; consequently, publishers will please forward their publications (free of expense), when they shall be treated as their merits deserve.

POST-OFFICE DELINQUENCIES. --We still continue to receive complaints about the delay of our papers in many of the Post-offices, and some of our Subscribers do not get them after at all. This must be most annoying to our Subscribers and we are doing all in our power to discover the guilty.

These sessions were held on Monday last, and the magistrates on the bench were: -- Theophilus Thompson, Esq. (Chairman), William Babington, Esq., and Charles B. Hancock, Esq.

Margaret SMITH complained that William HEASLIP was due her 14s. of wages, which he would not pay her.

W. Heaslip, in defence deposed that he had engaged Smith by the half-year, at £1 8s., and that she had not yet put in her time.

The bench directed the girl to go back and put in her full time, and that she would then get her wages. Agreed to.

William HAGUE prosecuted Hugh CAFFREY, for that he was due him 7s. rent, and would neither pay him the rent, nor yet give up the house.

Caffrey said he was willing to give up the house. The bench decided that the defendant should either give up the house or pay the rent.

A man named M'CORMACK prosecuted another person named HICKS, for trespass, by permitting his cows and cattle to tresspass(sic) on the public roads, thereby destroying the public fences, over which he was the contractor. The bench, after hearing the case, directed that Hicks should pay 2s. fine, 5s. compensation, and 1s. 6d. costs.

Mr. TULLY prosecuted Annie SMITH for her jennet trespassing on his fields. Fined 1s., and 1s. 6d. costs.

Nicholas LYNCH complained of three individuals injuring a pass, and breaking down fences.

The case was sent to Mr. ROGERS, of Belturbet, the agent over the property, for to settle.

A motley group of wretched looking persons, who reside in the Halfacre, a locality of den of iniquity, well known in the neighbourhood of Cavan, appeared to prosecute each other. There were summonses for cause and cross cause, which the magistrates were almost tired of listening to. Mudwall Row certainly ought to be proud of those who reside in it, and more especially the landlord to whom it belongs. The bench, after hearing the several parties at much length, dismissed the whole summonses, stating that if they again appeared before them, they would have them bound in heavy penalties to keep the peace.

Nicholas NEWMAN was summoned before the bench for deserting his wife, and leaving her chargeable upon the guardians of the Cavan Union. The wife and her children had been supported by the guardians for some time back.

It came out in evidence, from the son of old Newman, that his father had realised a sum of about £15 or £20, and that after she got the money from him, she then went into the workhouse.

The bench decided that the woman had no right to be living in the workhouse, she having taken so much money from her husband, and that she be brought before the guardians at their meeting on Tuesday, which was Tuesday last.

Terence GAFFNEY prosecuted John M'DERMOTT and Michael CUSACK for assaulting him on the last fair day of Cavan.

Neither M'Dermott nor Cusack appearing, they were fined 2s. 6d. and costs, and a warrant to that effect was issued for each.

Thomas HEASLIP, an aged man, prosecuted John BRADY for a wanton attach and assault upon him on the 21st April last.

The plaintiff had been in drinking a glass or so at the upper end of Cavan, in Mrs. REILLY's, when he was most wantonly set on by a party, whom he believed Brady to be one. He got a severe blow of a stick upon the head, and was otherwise much abused.

The defendant denied that he struck the old man, and that being very drunk he fell, from which he received the injuries referred to.

The bench, after the evidence of Sub-Inspector NAPIER, who proved the case clearly against Brady, said it was quite clear to them that Brady was guilty of a most cruel and wanton assault against an old man, who was, no doubt, the worse of whiskey at the time, consequently they felt it to be their duty to direct him to be imprisoned for two months and kept to hard labour.

A case of pistol stealing was next called, but of the parties before the bench, none of them were guilty, therefore, we refrain from bringing their names before the public. The crime was, however, traced to a young lad, named FOX, who had since absconded, whereupon informations were ordered to be taken against him for the offence. This case finished the various trials that came before our excellent and impartial bench, with the exception of a few others of a very trivial nature.

The court then rose to meet that day fortnight.

BELTURBET PETTY SESSIONS -- SATURDAY, MAY 3. These weekly sessions were held in Belturbet on Saturday last and the magistrates presiding were -- Captain PHILLIPS (chairman), John GUMLEY, Thomas KNIPE, E. B. VENIBLES, Esqrs., and Captain CLIFFORD.

M'DONALD appeared to prosecute a man named M'BRIEN for trespass.

Mr. John ARMSTRONG appeared for the complainant and S. N. KNIPE, Esq., for the defendant. The case was gone into at some length, which terminated in a dismiss for the defendant, the bench considering that a question of title was raised, and consequently another court should deal with it.

The next case was where Hugh M'KENDRY, conducting the sewed muslin business, in Belturbet, for the Messrs. S. R. & T. BROWN, of Glasgow, prosecuted Sally REILLY for not returning a piece of sewed muslin work, the property of the above firm.

S. N. KNIPE was retained in the case for the Messrs. BROWN. Mr. KNIPE said the affair was made worse by the fact of the girl, REILLY, selling the piece for 3s. 6d. to a woman named MAGUIRE.

Captain CLIFFORD -- I think this bench has ruled before that no piece of work should be given out until one piece is finished. If the agents do so it was an inducement to the workers to get careless about bringing the work in at the proper time.

REILLY stated that she had sold the piece to a woman named MAGUIRE -- the other two pieces she had given in to Mr. M'KENDRY that morning.

H. M'KENDRY having proved the case fully against the person, the bench fined REILLY 5s. and costs, or a fortnight's imprisonment.

Captain PHILLIPS as chairman, trusted that a multiplicity of work would not be given out to parties who did the pieces.

Mr. KNIPE stated that the three pieces were not too much for REILLY to have out at the time ; but when she came to dispose of them, the bench should make an example of her, and the party who bought the piece was guilty of a serious offence. His client did what was right and just in bringing the case before their worships.

Head Constable GRANGER prosecuted John GOUGH for selling whiskey after the hour of 11 o'clock at night. Fined 10s. and costs. Owen DONOHUE for a similar offence. Fined £2, and license recommended to be broken.

Head-Constable GRANGER charged James WILLIAMS with a breach of the peace, on the 9th April last, by ringing a bell in the streets.

Mark DOOGAN deposed to have been struck on the 9th April, but witness could not identify the party that struck him.

William GLENDENNING deposed to WILLIAMS striking him, and ringing out a bell, and cautioning parties not to deal in the houses of Messrs. MAGOVERN, COSGROVE, and FITZPATRICK ; WILLIAMS also said those who did so might mark what would happen to them ; witness was not knocked down, but he received some severe blows ; he heard Williams distinctly mention the names of Cosgrove, Magovern, and Fitzpatrick ; this was owing to those parties having voted for Colonel MAXWELL and Captain ANNESLEY.

To the Bench -- Witness could not who it was that employed Williams to ring the bell for parties not to have any dealings with the shopkeepers in question.

Sub-Constable W. TYNAN deposed to the above facts, and corroborated the evidence of Clendinning(sic.) To Sub-Inspector M'Kinstry(?) -- If the bell had not been rung there would have been no riot ; all the police were out of town, and on to the Leitrim Election ; the parties took advantage of this ; the object of the fellow Williams in ringing the bell was to cause disturbance ; and intimidate those who voted for the gentlemen referred to.

Williams stated that he did not know who was to pay him for ringing the bell, but he was to be paid 5s. for the job.

John GUMLEY, Esq. -- You told me you did get 5s. for ringing the bell, and that you cannot deny.

Captain Phillips -- You have been guilty of a misdemeanor, and all the parties who were instrumental in making you do this act are equally as guilty. They are equally guilty of a misdemeanour, and are liable ......... imprisoned, but fined in the sun of £5 ; said sum to be paid to the parties injured. It was a gross ... on the peace, and whoever employed you were a parcel of cowards. You are, therefore, to be imprisoned for one month, and after that informations will be taken against you to take your trial at the next assizes. Perhaps that will have the desired effect of detecting the guilty parties.

Williams -- I'll engage you it will not. I'll not ......... them.

Captain Clifford -- You are a hardened fellow, and should be well punished.

Captain Philips -- As far as the law permits us, we will bring it to bear upon you. Williams was consequently sent to gaol for a month, at the expiration of which informations will be taken against him to stand his trial at the next assizes.

BELTURBET PETTY SESSIONS. --In our report of these Sessions which took place at Belturbet on Saturday, our readers will perceive that the magistrates have succeeded, in some measure in getting a clue as to the guilty parties who paid WILLIAMS for ringing out The names of certain respectable shopkeepers in that town, who fearlessly and independently exercised their constitutional right with regard for whom they voted at the last contested election for this county. Our correspondent has promised to send us timely information as to any ulterior proceedings that may be instituted. Williams, in the meantime, has been incarcerated for the heinous offence with which he stood charged. He says he will persist to the last, despite the exertions of the authorities, to keep the matter a secret. By doing so he has entailed severe punishment upon himself.

MEETING OF OUR TOWN COMMISSIONERS. --We give elsewhere a pretty full report on the "sayings and doings: of the above body on Monday last. At that meeting the Commissioners evinced their anxious desire to see us ; and we have determined in future, to omit no opportunity they assemble to give a report of their proceedings. The business was well done ; and every matter that came before them was dispassionately and impartially gone into. Everything they did was well done ; and unanimity of sentiment pervaded the body all through the excellent president to the humblest member of their body. We only regret that "The Potato Bye-Law" could not be adopted, the same as in many other towns ; but from "circumstances," which "sometimes alter cases," it could not be carried out. The matter is an evil, to some extent, which ought to be remedied.

THE WEATHER -- THE CROPS. --The weather this week has been magnificent, and the crops have received an impetus therefrom which is at once observable and apparent. The cuckoo's -- "beauteous stranger of the wood" -- notes may be heard sublimely re-echoing the approaching of summer ; and this "delightful visitant" has again paid her annual visit to our rural bowers and sunny dales. The corncrake too, is sending forth its shrill, yet gladdening notes in the meadowy districts around Cavan and its neighbourhood. These features in themselves, are portentous of better weather, and happier cropping seasons, wherein the hard and industrious tiller of the soil, will work with redoubled energy, whilst he blends his happy whistle with the joyful songsters of the air. A kind and merciful Providence is shedding upon us "the blessed light of His countenance" ; and the husbandman looks forward with joy to the crowing result of all -- a large, plentiful, and remunerative harvest. The potato and grain crops promise to be most abundant ; and are both largely and plentifully sown.

MEETING OF THE CAVAN TOWN COMMISSIONERS. – MONDAY MAY 4 An adjourned meeting of our Town Commissioners was held to-day, and the business transacted was most satisfactory gone through. In face the Commissioners that were present evinced by their conduct and business habits how capable they are for the responsible position they have been selected to fill. Amongst those present were: --
WM. BABINGTON, Esq. (Chairman), J.P., with Messrs. Wm. MOORE, Wm. ANDERSON, ?. B, HANCOCK, J.P., Henry DOUGLAS, P. CAFFREY, and P. BRADY.

The Chairman wished to call their attention to the excellent sanitary state of the town, and begged to state, that instead of now paying 18s. or 19s. a week for the sweeping of the streets, they could have it swept for 7s. or 8s. a week at the most.

The Clerk next read the result of a meeting of the Finance Committee held some time ago, and also the result of one held that day to inquire into the state of the funds, and have them all prepared for their annual meeting on the 17th of June next. Wm. ANDERSON(?), Esq., was in the chair ; and the other Commissioners of Finance present were P. CAFFREY and H. DOUGLAS, Esqrs.

It was them moved by Mr. DOUGLAS, and seconded by Mr. CAFFREY, that as their Town Inspector had made himself so useful in having the Town of Cavan cleanly kept, and free from filth of all kinds with very few exceptions, which he had yet to report upon that the commissioners do allow him a bonus for his exertions. After a lengthened discussion, in which the whole of the Commissioners took part, it was ultimately again moved by C. B. HANCOCK, Esq., and seconded by P. CAFFREY, Esq., that the Town Inspector be allowed £9 for the years 1856 and 1857 --£4 10s for each.

The Chairman said he was about to inform them that they had now nearly arrived at the termination of their annual year ; and the Act of Parliament required of the Commissioners, that an abstract of their annual accounts be printed in time ; and that notice be given to the rate-payers fourteen days previous to their commencing a new year, that such an abstract was ready for inspection. The Clerk was also required to furnish the rate payers with copies of the Abstract gratuitously. Then their accounts should be read ; and in such a way, where any dispute arose that the arbitrators should at once go into them. These matters were agreed to by all present, and directed to be carried into effect.

After some discussion relative to whom the Pound belonged, it was conceded that it was the property of Mrs. BRADY, but the Town Inspector take immediate steps to have the obstruction removed. The discussion on this head lasted some time, in which the Chairman, Messrs. ANDERSON, CAFFREY, DOUGLAS, MOORE

May 14, 1857

Cause Petition, under "The Court of Chancery (Ireland) Regulation act, 1850." Sec. 15

In the Matter of Susanna STOREY, and William D. FERGUSON, Petitioners.
George R. STOREY, and Others, Respondents.

I HEREBY require all persons claiming to be Creditors, or Pecuniary Legatees of ROBERT STOREY, late of Mountjoy-street, in the City of Dublin, Solicitor, deceased, on or before the 10th day of JUNE NEXT, to furnish in writing to WILLIAM DWYER FERGUSON, and SUSANNA STOREY, or to their solicitors, Messieurs JOHN COLLUM and SON, 40, Lower Sackville-street, Dublin, the Amount and particulars of their several demands, (accompanied in case of simple contract debts, by a statement of the consideration of such debts) in order that the Petitioner may, without any expense to them, prove in this Matter such or so much of their demands as he shall think just, of the allowance or disallowance of which or any part of same, said Creditors shall receive due Notice. And all such Creditors whose demands shall be disallowed either wholly or in part shall at the peril of Costs be at liberty to file Charges in my Office, in respect of the Claims or Amounts so disallowed, within one fortnight after they shall respectively have received Notice of such disallowance.

I also require all persons having Charges or Incumbrances affecting the real and freehold Estate of the said ROBERT STOREY, to come before me, at my Chambers, Inns Quay, in the City of Dublin, on or before the 10th day of JUNE NEXT, and proceed to prove the same.

Dated this 13th day of May, 1857.
Master in Chancery.
JOHN COLLUM and SON, Solicitors for Petitioners,
40, Lower Sackville-street.

The following was the state of the house on the 9th of May: --
Master's Report -- In the house last week. 263 ; admitted since, 19 ; discharged, 31 ; died, 2 ; remaining, 249.
Doctor's Report -- In infirmary, 66 ; in fever hospital, 6 ; total, 72. Cost of provisions and necessaries consumed during the week. 27£. 13s. 6d. ; average cost of each pauper for the week, 2s. 1 1/2d. ; ditto infirmary, 2s.7d.
Treasurer's Account -- balance in favour of the union, 2,087£ 0s. 6d.

On the 7th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Hope, Crossdony, Mr. John FORSTER, Kilmainham, County Cavan, to Miss Elizabeth GRAHAM, of Corduff.

At Killeshandra, in this county, on the 2d inst. at the tender age of sixteen years, after an illness as unexpected as brief, Miss. Belinda, the youngest daughter of the late W. SHERIDAN, Esq. She was a young lady beloved by all classes for her many amiable qualities ; her kind and generous heart merited the love and affection of her sorrowful neighbours, and by none more than the poor and distressed -- her object of care and solicitude in their saddest hours of distress. Her death has been regretted by a large and respectable circle of friends. Requiescent in pace.

On Tuesday morning last, in Belturbet, at the residence of Alexander LANG, Esq., Mr. Robert MORRIS, aged thirty years. His death was rather sudden and unexpected, yet it must be consoling to his many friends and relations to know, that he changed this sphere of action for one more durable and lasting -- "a city that hath foundations." Those who knew him could only fully appreciate his worth, as he was a general favourite in the circle in which he moved. His remains were, yesterday, conveyed to Belturbet grave-yard, and were attended by a large and respectable concourse, of all denominations.

On 12th inst., at Riversdale, Holywood, Co. Down, Louisa Nora, daughter of James STRACHAN, Inspector of Branches Provincial Bank of Ireland.


These Petty Sessions were held on Thursday last, and owing to the number, as well as the interest of the cases the excitement was great. On our arrival in Ballinagh, the village presented an animated appearance, as the parties who were to be actors at the court were in attendance, with many others of their friends. Messrs. ARMSTRONG and KNIPE, professional gentlemen from Belturbet, were present to defend the several parties who had them employed. The magistrates entered the Petty Sessions Room at twelve o'clock precisely.

WILLIAM SMITH, Esq., Drumheel, in the chair.

The other magistrates were -- Joseph STOREY, Esq., Bingfield ; Charles B. HANDCOCK, Esq., Cavan ; and M. W. HICKSON, Esq., R.M., Ballinagh.

The active and intelligent Constable William STEELE, of Ballinagh, was the principal prosecutor in all the cases of importance ; and we certainly must say, that since he became stationed in that district, he has been instrumental in having the peace of that neighbourhood much improved.

Constable STEELE prosecuted Robert REYNOLDS for being drunk and disorderly in Ballinagh. Fined 6d. and costs.

Bernard M'KERNON for a similar offence -- fined 1s. and costs.

Peter TANSAY for like -- fined 1s. and costs.

Charles Fitzpatrick was accused of keeping a large dog at large, without being logged.

The magistrates cautioned him on the subject, stating that it was a very serious offence, now as the warm weather was setting in ; and said, that if there were a repetition of the offence, not only he, but all others who did so, would be severely fined. In the meantime they would only fine him in the price of the summons.

Terence REILLY, Patrick REILLY, and Patrick CASSIDY, were charged with a riot and assault upon the Constabulary, on the 2nd of May ; and John DILLON and Patrick BOYLAND stood charged with aiding and assisting the Reillys in creating the riot, and causing the assault.

Constable STEELE was the principal prosecutor, and stated that on the 2nd of May a show came into Ballinagh, and located itself opposite the door of Mr. HOLDEN ; REILLY came to him and stated that the show should leave the town as it was annoying Mr. HOLDEN. The Constable then went to Mr. HOLDEN, and asked that gentleman whether such was the case or not. Mr. HOLDEN replied that it was not, and he had no desire to prevent the poor creatures making a shilling or two if they could. REILLY said the show should leave the place, and threatened vengeance against all who went into it. He (the Constable) told REILLY to go home, and not to interfere further, when Cassidy came up and said they would not, but that the show should leave the place. REILLY and CASSIDAY at this time had congregated a large crowd, and were leading them on to commit acts of violence, when he and some others of Constabulary interferred. Witness was soon afterwards knocked down ; and at this time a great mob had gathered. The mob was greatly excited, and those in it were ready to commit deeds of violence. Witness's wife seeing the predicament he was in, ran out to try and get him relieved ; and while she was endeavouring to do so, she was beaten and kicked. During the time he (witness) was down he was kicked and severely bruised. It was REILLY who caused him to fall, by coming behind him and tripping him. Patrick CASSIDY often struck him, and Patrick REILLY shouted out to the mob, that "they were a poor set to let Terence REILLY go with a lot of pig pelters." DILLON and BOYLAND were aiding and assisting the whole time of the riot. These were the leading features of the case which he felt it his duty to state to their worship.

Bench -- Well, REILLY, what have you to say to this?

Terence REILLY stated in defence, that the Constable was the first transgressor in the whole affair -- that he (the Constable) had slapped him and tore his coat. Patrick REILLY said that he did nothing at all.

Constable STEELE -- These REILLYS are always annoying the police, and it is a regular weekly occurrence.

Sub-Constable WHITTAKER corroborated every word of the evidence of Constable STEELE. He also deposed that Mr. HOLDEN said the show was no annoyance to him whatever -- that he had no objection to the poor creatures making a few halfpence of shillings if they could.

To the Bench -- The Constable never did anything to Terence REILLY until REILLY had interfered with him in the discharge of his duty.

Sub-Constable MACARDEN deposed to the facts as stated by Messrs. STEELE ad WHITTAKER. The Town was very nearly being in a troublesome state. Constable STEELE also charged two fellows named DIVINE and BRENNAN, for being disorderly and assaulting the police. Sub-Constable ISDELL also corroborated the Constable on this head.

DIVINE -- You were drunk that day.

Several witnesses out of the crowd here voluntarily came forward, and denied that ISDELL was drunk.

William SMITH, Esq. -- Now, DIVINE, you have made a very serious charge against ISDELL, who was that day in the discharge of his duty, and which tends much to aggravate your offence.

A witness here came forward and stated that Patrick REILLY was not there at all ; and wanted to prove an alibi for him.

The several parties charged having entered upon no defence, the magistrates retired to adjudicate, and after consulting for some time together, they came into Court, when the Chairman read out the following adjudication: --

"We dismiss the case against DILLON and BOYLAND, as we think they were led innocently into the matter. Terence REILLY fined 5s. and costs, and to be imprisoned 48 hours for being drunk ; also to give security to keep the peace towards all her Majesty's subjects for 12 months, himself in £10, and two sureties in £5 each, or to be further imprisoned for one month. DIVINE, you are fined 10s., or to be imprisoned and to give security to keep the peace for 12 months, yourself in £10, and two sureties of £5 each. Your conduct was highly culpable, and you aggravated your offence by charging Sub-Constable ISDELL with being drunk, whereas the contrary, from voluntary and disinterested testimony has been stated. Patrick REILLY fined 2s. 6d. and costs. John BRENNAN fined 5s. and costs, and to give security to keep the peace, himself in £10 and two securities in £5 each, for the space of 12 months.

Constable STEELE then prosecuted two men, named BRENNAN and OWENS, for being drunk on the 3d inst. Each fined 1s. and costs.

The Midland Great Western Railway prosecuted a man named CONOLLY for keeping in his possession a portion of their property. The Station-master deposed to the fact.

CONOLLY stated that he offered to give the property up, provided that Company did not prosecute him for A SHILLING (laughter).

Chairman -- And will the Company not take their own property from you unless you pay them ONE SHILLING for doing so? (Renewed laughter.)

CONOLLY – They seek for 2s. of expenses from me, and I have given them one of them.

The Station-master stated that if he did not look after the 2s. he might get a letter from the manager, asking by what authority he forgave CONOLLY the 2s.

CONOLLY – I am only due you ONE SHILLING, and that I’ll never pay you (loud laughter).

The bench decided that the case stand adjourned till that day fortnight to allow the Company and CONOLLY to arrange about the property and the unfortunate ONE SHILLING.

A man, named LEAHEY, prosecuted Biddy QUINN for stealing clover and other seeds off his cart, in Ballinagh, upon the 1st inst.

A Sub-Constable of the Constabulary, also deposed to finding it in her possession in Mr. CARMICHAEL’s shop, where she was offering it for sale.

The girl, on the other hand, stated that she found it near the Chapel of Ballinagh.

LEAHEY – You could not have found it there. I had all my seeds in one bag, which was tied up tightly ; but you opened the bag and took it out.

The Bench – You are sure of that?

LEAHY – I am.

The Chairman (we think very justly, indeed) was for granting informations against the girl, but on consultation with the other members of the bench, and upon the ground that no one saw her stealing it from the cart, they let the pilferer off, as she had been a short time in gaol, with giving her a wholesome caution.

Bridget having escaped being sent back again to the "stone jug," bellowed out – "long life to your honours," and then quickly decamped.

Catherine FOX prosecuted John DALY for 23s. wages due her. The poor girl had taken ill with fever, and DALY wanted to stop from her the amount out of her wages during the time she was ill, and his defence was on these grounds. He also stated that he had paid her 3s. 7d. out of the 25s.

The bench decided that he should pay her £1, expressing its opinion that he was a rather an "austere man.’

John LEE prosecuted a girl, named KINNEAR for deserting her child and leaving it in his haggard.

The defendant stated that Lee’s brother was the father of the child ; that he had given nothing towards its support latterly, and that being now two years’ old, she was unable to support it out of her own earnings ; that she would have left it with the father, only in dread of being ill-treated by the parties in the house.

The question, as to desertion, was a very nice one, a portion of the bench considering, that when the child was left in the haggard, with the brother, it did not amount to a case of desertion. They, however, decided that she should be sent to take her trial at the next Quarter Sessions, and that informations be taken against her to that effect – in the meantime, if she could obtain security for her appearance at the Quarter Sessions, she should be liberated.

After a few other unimportant cases had been disposed of the bench of magistrates broke up, to assemble again, upon that day fortnight.

Our Board of Guardians met on Tuesday last, and was well attended.

THEOPHILUS THOMPSON, Esq., J.P., in the Chair.
The Other Guardians present were – Hon. Richard MAXWELL, J.P., Messrs. Joseph STORY, J.P., Captain PHILIPS, J.P., Wm. SMITH, J.P. Abraham BRUSH, J.P., Charles B. HANCOCK, J.P., J. G. TATLOW, D. F. JONES, John ROGERS, Thomas SMITH, Peter BRADY, Hugh BRADY, N. MONTGOMERY, John LYONS, B. GAFFNEY, John PRATT, Robert FEGAN, James M’CAFFREY, _____ NAYLOR, James KILROY, James REILLY, and W. BROWN.

The Clerk read the minutes of last meeting.

The Clerk stated that had given an advertisement for publication in the last number of the ANGLO CELT, but the advertisement not appearing, he called at the Office, and found it had been mislaid.

Mr. ALEXANDER, (who was Reporting for that Journal) on being interrogated by the Chairman, as to how the mistake occurred, stated that the Clerk was in no way whatever to blame. Inquiry had been made into the matter at the CELT office and the Clerk was given to understand that the fault originated in the Printing Office. He hoped another mistake of the kind would not again happen.

Several Guardians – We must only direct that the advertisement do appear in the two next publications of the CELT.

Wm. SMITH, Esq. – I consider that when we advertise next week, we should mention what poundage the Collectors should be paid. He would therefore move that they be paid 6d. in the pound, and this be specified in the advertisement.

Captain PHILIPS – And, in making these appointments the old Collectors should get a preference.

Chairman – The subject is now before the Board – Is there any one to second Mr. SMITH’s motion?

Mr. Peter BRADY -- I second it.

Chairman – Now, gentlemen, I am about to put the resolution.

Mr. GAFFNEY – I propose as an amendment that the Collectors be paid 8d in the pound.

Mr. LYONS – I second the amendment, and that 8d be mentioned in the advertisement.

Mr. HANCOCK (in a rider motion) proposed that no poundage be published in the advertisement.

Chairman – Is there any one going to second this?

No one appearing to do so, Mr. H’s proposition fell to the ground.

The Chairman then put the amendment, which was carried by 16 to 4.

Several Guardians – We should give the former Collectors a preference.

Mr. Peter BRADY – I saw we should not – the whole affair is a "Job."

My NAYLOR protested against such remarks falling from Mr. BRADY. They had never been guilty of "Jobbing" at that Board.

The Chairman said that the next business before the Board was – to receive the tenders for supplying the Workhouse with fuel for the ensuing twelve months.

The intelligent and efficient master of the house, had, some time since, made an experiment as to whether turf or coal would be the cheapest to the Union. The experiment had been entered upon their minutes, which he would read to them. By that experiment, the master of the house showed, at the price coal then was, a saving of 13s 4d in the week, could be effected for the Union. This was worthy their consideration. He had five tenders for coal before him, all from different persons. These he would open, and then they could afterwards select their contractor. There was only one tender for turf put in ; this he would also read, after which, if it appeared that a saving would accrue to the Union by the burning of coal, they should, as a matter of course, contract for it ; if, on the other hand, turf were found to be the cheapest they ought to contract for turf. He (the Chairman) then proceeded to read the different tenders for supplying the Workhouse with second best Wigan coal for 12 months, of which there were five. He stated that Mr. Mathew LOUGH’s (our respected townsman) was the lowest of the five, viz. £1 2s 9d per ton, and to deliver the same, free of expense, at the Workhouse. He would now open the tender for turf, which he found to be from Mr. REILLY, of Butlersbridge, 23 boxes of mud turf being equal to a ton of coal, at 1s 2d per box, which would amount to £1 7s 9 1/2d ; consequently, there was a difference of 5s 0 ½ d in favour of the coal, which would amount to a saving of 24 per cent, in the year, as had been stated by Mr. SMITH. The first thing they had to determine therefore, was, whether they would select the turf or coal. The Chairman having put the question, the Board unanimously decided upon contracting for the coal.

Wm. SMITH, Esq., then proposed, and Thomas SMITH, Esq., seconded – That the tender of Mr. Mathew LOUGH be accepted. Adopted unanimously.

A stout able fellow presented himself for admission into the house, but was refused, and directed to go and look for employment.

Mr. HANCOCK said the Board had stultified their own act by nullifying a resolution which they had passed that day week, relative to the appointment of poor rate Collectors. If they wanted to do so, a notice should be given to that effect. He protested against the proceeding altogether.

Mr. NAYLOR – You are late now. You voted in the minority, and because you are beaten by a sweeping (transcriber’s note: missing some lines here) …. wish to see the business of the Board legally gone through.

Mr. BRUSH – And that has been always the case.

Mr. GAFFNEY – We want none of your copies at this Board ; we had peace until you came among us.

Mr. HANCOCK – I have the Act of Parliament which me, and upon it I rest the law of the case. The Chairman and all the other members, with the exception of four or five, then rose and left the room, to meet that day week at 11 o’clock.

State of the Workhouse, ending Saturday, May 9.

Collected and lodged during the week   £0 0   0
Paid during the week   £134 12 11
Balance in favor of the union   £121 9   4
Cost of provisions consumed   £29 1   0
General average cost   £0 2   0
Ditto, in infirmary   £0 2   2
Ditto, in fever hospital   £0 3   2¼
Average cost of a healthy pauper   £0 1   7¾


Remaining last week   268
Born   0
Admitted last week   20
Discharged   27
Died   0

Total Remaining   261

May 21, 1857


On Friday last, the 15th inst., at Derryheen Church, by the Rev. Thomas JACKSON, Arthur NOBLE, Esq., of the Island of Portorico, W. I. to Margaret, eldest daughter of George NESBITT, Esq., Ballyhaise, in this county.

May 12, in the Donegal-street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Isaac NELSON, Mr. E. A. MURPHY, Belfast, to Miss Bithiah RICHEY, Cootehill.

May 13, at St. Peter’s Church, Dublin, by the Rev. John James MacSorley, Mr. Henry WITHRINGTON, merchant, Carrickmacross, to Harriett, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Joseph WHITLEY, Enniskillen.


In our last publication we drew the attention of our readers to the necessity of forming a Tenant Right Conference, or Association, in the province of Ulster ; and we also stated at the same time, that no better place could be selected for such a Conference or Association to assemble than the City of Londonderry. –

We are glad to find that the Tenant Right journals of Ulster are advocating, with all the talent at their command, the great necessity for such a; Conference being formed ; and we are satisfied that when the subject is fully deliberated upon, it will be the means of bringing into close contact the occupiers and owners of the soil, in such a way, that those heartburnings which often prevail on the land questions will be cooled down, and when landlord and tenant will meet with other in a different way from what they have hitherto done. If we might say a word with respect to our own peaceable and industrious county, we are not aware of the "whip" being held in terrorem over the heads of any of the tenantry upon the properties in Cavan. These remarks have been called forth by the letter of one of Ireland’s best benefactors, WM. SHARMAN CRAWFORD, Esq., who enters into the subject with all his heart, and fearlessly expresses his opinions upon the matter. His seal and unwearied exertions in the cause of Tenant Right are well known to the world ; and wherever his name is spoken of, it cannot fail of eliciting that esteem and respect which are justly due to it. We commend the following to the attentive perusal of our readers, resting assured that they will be purused with interest by them. We give a few extracts from the letter of Mr. CRAWFORD to the Dublin Evening Post : --

"I feel it may be proper that I should notice the article in your paper of the 7th instant, on the tenant-cause, in which you do me the honour of mentioning my name in connection with that subject, and you express your confidence that I would be ready ‘to give counsel and co-operation in promoting the object which you indicate in the following words : --

" ‘ It appears to us that no time should be lost in establishing an association upon a broad basis, to promote and secure a landlord and tenant law which would provide complete legal security to the occupiers, without trenching upon the just rights of the owners of the soil.’

"You say also –

" ‘ Every landlord acquainted with the true bearings of the question must be an advocate for a measure to provide adequate security for the labour, skill, and capital invested by the tenant in his holding. It is our belief that it is still more a landlord’s than a tenant’s question, and that the interests of both classes urgently require prompt attention on the part of the government and the legislature.’

"I have entirely disagreed from the course taken by the Tenant League since the year 1852, and by its present leader, the hon. Member for Mayo, I have publicly expressed my opinions to that effect on many occasions.

"In your publication of Saturday evening (9th), you again refer to this question, and you publish an extract from the Londonderry Standard (a paper remarkable for its zeal and ability in the advocacy of the tenant cause), expressing the necessity for a renovated organization to support it, and also making reference to my name in connection with it.

"I agree with you and the Londonderry Standard as to the great importance, at the present moment, of a strong constitutional and temperate expression of the mind of the nation on this vital question. There are to be found in every part of Ireland men of character, talent, and virtue to sustain it, but they have been isolated from each other, and from the country, by the mismanagement, and, I fear I may add, the political profligacy of some of its professing leaders. The object would be to bring together such men as I have described to act for the common good, and to restore the confidence of the people, without which it is vain to expect any energy of movement, even in a cause which, above all others, is the object of their desire to attain. When despair takes possession of men’s souls they have no energy of action."

THE MAGISTRACY – It is truly gratifying for us to have to state, that David F. JONES, Esq., of Nahillagh Cottage, county Cavan, has, on the recommendation of the Marquis of Headfort, lieutenant of the county, been appointed by the Lord Chancellor, a magistrate for the county Cavan. The appointment of Mr. Jones to the magisterial bench, is one that cannot fail to give the greatest satisfaction, so universally respected as he is by all who know him.

CAVAN MILITIA. – It give us much pleasure to state, that Samuel MOORE, Esq., of The Rocks, Crossdoney, has been appointed major in the Cavan Militia, in the room of Gustavus Tuite DALTON, Esq., who has resigned. Major Dalton was much esteemed by the officers and men of the Cavan Militia.

THE CONSTABULARY. – We are gratified in being enabled to state, that the Inspector-General of the above, force, Major-General Sir D. M’GREGOR, had been pleased to appoint Richard Whyte O’DONOVAN, Esq., surgeon, to be medical attendant to the Constabulary at Belturbet, Cloverhill, and Miltown districts, in this county. This appointment has given much satisfaction.

FAIR OF BALLYCONNELL. – This fair was held on Saturday last, but was not well attended, owing to the Cavan fair being held on Thursday. Every description of Stock was scarce, but were not in good demand. – There Were not many sales effected, but of the prices given, they were remunerative.

BALLYHAISE FAIR. – This fair was held on Monday last. Stock of all descriptions sold well, and realised good prices. The attendance of buyers was numerous, and they were well satisfied with the purchases they made. Pigs still maintain a high figure, and good fat ones were soon bought up. Beef and Mutton maintained former prices, but there was a damp upon beef.

DEATH OF MR. GEORGE GILMER. – It is with feelings of the most poignant regret, that we have this week to announce the demise of the above gentleman, which took place at Baillieborough. His many virtues endeared him to the society in which he moved. We have seldom known any one who had fewer enemies, -- all who knew acknowleged(sic) that he was never guilty of a base or sordid action. His friendship was of a disinterested kind, and he was in every sense of the word a man of truth. Mr. Gilmer’s illness was of short duration, and its fatal termination was but little expected. – On Wednesday, the 6th instant, he was in perfect health, but in the course of that day, in consequence of a sudden exposure to the open air while in an unusual heat, he took cold which was immediately followed by a fearful attack of fever and bronchitis, medical aid had no effect, he sunk rapidly, and during the night of the following Monday, his spirit burst its clayey tenement. He left a large circle of friends to lament his loss.

THE CONSTABULARY AND THE AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS. – We have before us a circular, which goes to the effect of stating, that the "Agricultural Statistics" will commence upon the 2nd June next, and purports to be from the office of the Registrar General. We are always anxious to have it in our power to furnish intelligence respecting the progress of agriculture, &c., in this country ; but the duties are very onerous, and the Constabulary being the best calculated to discharge them, we do consider that the members of the force thus engaged should receive some remuneration for their trouble. The price of stationery is no compensation for arduous and painstaking toil ; therefore, the Inspector-General, Major-General Sir Duncan M’Gregor, ought to see that his men will be properly remunerated for their work.

FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT. – An accident of a fatal nature occurred on Monday last on the Midland Great Western Railway, in the townland of Legaweel, near to Ballinagh. A highly respectable farmer named John Kelly was crossing the line at the time the half-past seven up train was proceeding on its way near to the Crossdoney station. It appeared that Mr. Kelly was (transcriber’s note: a line is missing here)body, which was entirely accidental, and we attach (transcriber’s addition in a blank space: no?) blame to the engine driver."

(Transcriber’s note: There are several places where the copy is blank. They will show as …….)


Our Court of Petty Sessions was held on Monday (….blank….)


The other magistrates on the bench were Capt. Er…. , William Babington, Charles B. Hancock, and W….. Hickson, Esqrs.


Constable STEELE, of Ballinagh, prosecuted Mat… Brady and Own Smith, for fighting on the last fair day ………. Cavan, and otherwise creating a breach of the peace. ……. pay the costs of the summons.


Matthew TULLY, Esq., prosecuted Andrew SMITH for jennet being in the meadow. This was the third time …….. Smith had been fined, but it had no effect upon him …….being a most incorrigible trespasser. Fined 3s. and …….


Timothy DELANEY complained that on the last m…….. day of Cavan, a man named Henry HAUGHTON, a co…. tioner, brutally assaulted him. It appeared that the pensioner had been in Cavan on the Tuesday previous and brought a child into Haughton’s shop to buy it a p……. worth of cakes. Haughton’s mother would not give ……. than three small cakes for the penny, which complainant refused to take. Mrs. Haughton said she would not ….. the cakes back, whereupon complainant demanded his penny. She refused to give the penny, and complainant insisted upon getting it, stating at the same time that he would …. four cakes in Mr. Lough’s for the penny. Mrs. Haughton’s son then came out of a room off the shop, and ordered complainant to leave the shop immediately. This the complainant refused to do, without getting his money from Mrs. Haughton. Mrs. Haughton’s son then drew his ……. And struck complainant in the back of the neck, and threw his foot before him, which had the tendency of c…….ing complainant to fall across the pavement. The defendant also kicked complainant, and said that he would break his neck.‘

Magistrates – What have you to say for yourself, Haughton?

Haughton – Your worships, this man came into ……. mother’s shop, and was quite incapable of knowing ……. he was doing. He was drunk, and was using a good ……. of blustering talk. I came out of the room of the ……. and directed him to leave ; this he refused to do, and ….. I put him out.

Delany – You treated an old soldier very civilly when ……. knocked me down across the pavement in the street.

The Bench – Haughton, have you any evidence to contradict the testimony of Delany?

Delany – Your worship, I have a woman here to ……. That I was not drunk, and that saw the treatment I received.

The woman was then called, and deposed to the facts stated by Delany. She and two of the Constabulary ……. that Delany was in no way incapacitated. She was cross examined by Haughton, but her direct evidence could not be impugned.

Chairman – Haughton, I and my brother magistrates have consulted together, and concur with me in saying that you have been guilty of a most brutal and wanton assault on this old man. You keep a shop for public business, and Delany went into it for to give you his custom. Because therefore, he objects to not getting the value of his money, you assault and fling him out of your shop. Such brutal conduct on your part is very condemnatory, and must meet with deserved and condign(sic) punishment. You are a man living by the public, and, consequently, you should not treat them in any way harsh. The decision of the magistrates is, that you be fined 10s. and costs, or a fortnight’s imprisonment.


Thomas GALLIGAN claimed £2 6s 6d. from James BRADY due him as wages. The bench decided that Galligan should be paid £1 7s., Brady having satisfied their worships that he had compensated Galligan with the balance.


Thomas SMITH complained of Pat. DUKE’s pigs trespassing on his grounds, and injuring his crops. Fined 1s. and costs.


Constable SHEVLIN prosecuted Henry DUKE for being drunk and disorderly on the last fair day of Stradone. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.


Edward CUSACK prosecuted Michael CUSACK, his brother, for an assault. The dispute arose out of a question of title to property, and how it had been divided. The executor to the will of the father of the Cusacks having deposed that the land was fairly divided (by arbitration) between the two brothers, the bench decided that the award of the arbitrators should stand. John ARMSTRONG, Esq., of Belturbet, appeared as solicitor for the complaint, and Samuel SWANZY, Esq., for the defendant. The case occupied the bench for a considerable time, and the speech of Mr. ARMSTRONG on the occasion, was one of much tact and ability.


Mr. Peter BRADY prosecuted Peter MAGUIRE for stealing shirts, &c., his property. Send to Quarter Sessions for trial.

After some other unimportant cases were disposed of the court rose to assemble again that day fortnight.


Guardians met on Tuesday last in the Board-room of the Workhouse.

Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., in the Chair.

The other Guardians present were – Captain PHILIPS, J.P., D. F. JONES, Esq., J.P.; C. B. HANCOCK, Esq., J.P.; Messrs. Henry NESBITT, W. ROBINSON, P.L.I., ? BUCHANON, J. G. TATLOW, John ROGERS, John NAYLOR, John WARREN, P. BRADY, Thomas SMITH, and J. A. FARIS.

The Clerk read the minutes of last meeting.

The Chairman then read a printed copy of a petition respecting the Amalgamation of Unions, &c., which was signed by all the guardians present..


The Clerk read a number of notices of marriage which were approved of by the board.


Mr. John ROGERS handed the Chairman a notice of motion, the purport of which was – That as the Board had lately come to a decision in altering the hour which the Board was to meet, from twelve to eleven o’clock. He would move on that day fortnight that the resolution be rescinded. Passed nem. com.


The admission of paupers then took place, and a number of fine healthy-looking girls presented themselves.

The Chairman and the Board thought that they should be able to get employment, however, they were to be retained in the house for a week, so that if parties called at the Workhouse for girls in the way of giving them employment, the master was at liberty to let them go.

After some other routine business, the Board adjourned till that day week, when the election of poor-rate collectors will come off.

State Of the Workhouse, ending Saturday, May 9.


Collected and lodged during the week   £;00   0   0
Paid during the week   00   0   0
Balance against the union   121   9   5
Cost of provisions consumed   28   9   3
General average cost   0   2   0
Ditto, in infirmary   0   2   2
Ditto, in fever hospital   0   3  
Average cost of a healthy pauper   0   1  


Remaining last week   261
Born   0
Admitted last week   30
Discharged,   36
Died,   0
Total Remaining   255


The following was the state of the house on the 16th of May : --Master’s Report – In the house last week, 249 ; admitted since, 16 ; discharged, 21 ; died, 1 ; remaining, 243.

Doctor’s Report – In infirmary, 66, in fever hospital, 7 ; total, 73.


Died, In London, on the 15th of May, in the 22nd year of his age, of a severe attack of pleurisy and water on the chest, Mr. Francis CONNOLLY, son of Mrs. CONNOLLY of Killeshandra, and grand nephew of the Venerable Archdeacon BRADY, of Kilmore. All that medical aid, and the affectionate attention of his worthy uncles (the Doctors TEEVAN), and other eminent medical men of London, could do, was done for him ; but though he possessed a healthy and vigorous frame, the severity of the disease baffled all scientific skill, and he expired after an illness of ten or twelve days. The premature death of this promising young man (full of high hopes, and health, and youthful energy, and endeared to all his relations;) is a deep affliction to his family, and source of regret to his friends and acquaintances. Possessed of taste and talent, a pleasing person, agreeable manners, and kindness of heart, he was a favourite with all who knew him, and they lament his loss. In so high respect was he held by the inhabitants of Killeshandra, that upon hearing of his demise, they closed their shops. He would have completed his medical studies in the course of this summer, when he expected to enter on his professional career ; but life and everything else in this world are uncertain, and teach us a lesson not to put our trust in them, or place our hopes of happiness in such transitory things. His remains were interred in the Catholic Cemetery of Chelsea. May his soul rest in peace.

May 28, 1857 [missing]

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