Published in Cavan, county Cavan

October 1, 1857




THE Adjutant and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Permanent Staff of the Cavan Regiment of Militia having been empowered to raise Recruits for Her Majesty's Regular Army ; Recruits for Infantry of the Line may be accepted according to the following revised Schedule : --
Men and Lads, not below 5 feet 5 inches in height, between the age of 17 and 25.


Recruits may be received at a standard of 5 feet 5 inches, provided they are not less than 34 inches in circumference of chest


Recruits of 5 feet 5 inches in height, and not under 18 years of age.

BOUNTY £2, with a complete KIT of Necessaries.

The Secretary of State for War will not demand the Payment of the usual 18s. 6d. for a substitute, from those Militia Volunteers, who, upon Enlistment shall declare themselves to belong to the Militia, provided that these men shall have attended one Training with their Regiment, or shall have been 6 months upon the Roll of their respective Regiments.

(By Order,)


Captain and Adjutant.

Cavan, September 4, 1857.

PRIMITIVE WESLEYAN METHODIST MISSIONARY ANNIVERSARY. -- We perceive by advertisement posted through Cavan, that the above valuable Society will hold their Annual Missionary Meeting in the Preaching House, Wesley-street, Cavan, on Wednesday next, the 7th instant. The Rev. DAWSON DEAN HEATHER, D.D., the Travelling Secretary of the Society, and the Rev. Mr. SYMINGTON, Scotch Minister, from Kilmarnock, with other Ministers, will attend as a deputation. We hope our readers will avail themselves of this opportunity of hearing the talented Doctor, who stands high amongst the other Divines of the day. This will be his first visit to this part of the country since his extensive travels in America. The chair will be taken at half-past 6 o'clock.

IDLE VAGRANTS IN CAVAN. -- We are sorry to state, that latterly the town of Cavan has become infested with a set of idle prostitutes, who, after night, sally forth to enact their wicked and shameless exploits, to the great annoyance of the peaceable and virtuous. Such a state of things should be put an end to ; and we trust the authorities will give a hint to our worthy County Inspector, Captain PATTON, who, we feel convinced, will, if the Constabulary have a right to assist in having them punished, direct our active and intelligent men here to keep a sharp look out after them. We do not insinuate that the Constabulary have a right to perform this duty ; but in the absence of corporate officials, in the capacity of watchmen, we are certain, if the County Inspector can lend his aid in doing what we suggest, he will be glad to do so.

THE CATTLE SHOW OF TUESDAY. -- We give to-day as full a report as our space will admit of, the proceedings of our Cattle Show, and of the speeches made at the dinner. Certainly, it was a first-rate exhibition, and Cavan should feel proud of the progress it is making in everything that has the tendency of developing the resources of the country. What we felt delighted at was observing the unanimity that existed at the dinner. Parties of all creeds met, and there was not a jarring string vibrated. Landlord and tenant met there, having the greatest good faith in each other ; and in the scattered remarks, in responding to the toast of the "Press," that we made, we pledged ourselves to do everything in our power to cement more closely the ties that should exist between those two important classes of the community. This we will endeavour strenuously to carry out. It is gratifying for us to state that in the First Class, (as will be seen by the award list,) the Lord Bishop of Kilmore obtained the Royal Agricultural Society's Silver Medal for the best bull ; D. F. JONES, Esq., for the best ram ; and Wm. HUMPHREYS, Esq., for the best boar.

October 8, 1857



A LIST of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons seeking

For the Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by Retail, within said County, pursuant to the 3rd and 4th Wm. IV, ch. 68 ; 6th and 7th Wm. IV, ch. 38 ; and 17th and 18th Vic., ch. 89 ; and 18th and 19th Vic. , ch. 62 ; to be heard and enquired into at CAVAN, on
FRIDAY, the 16th day of OCT., 1857.
immediately after the Grand Jury shall have been Sworn.

No. Name   Residence   Parish   Barony
1 Brady, Andrew   Derrin   Crosserlough   Clonmahon
2 Boylan, Edward   Cloncavid        
3 Cullen, Thomas   32, Main-street, Cavan   Urney   Upper Loughtee
4 Cusack, Thomas   Kilnaleck   Crosserlough   Castleraghan
5 Hart, John   4, Bridge-street, Cavan   Urney   Upper Loughtee
6 Lyons, James   main-street, Cavan   Urney   Upper Loughtee
7 M'Cabe, Henry   Barrack-hill, Belturbet        
8 M'Donald, Richard   Belturbet        
9 M'Dermott, Arnold   6, Bridge-street, Cavan   Urney   Upper Loughtee
10 M'Enroe, Phill   Ballyheelan   Ballymachugh   Clonmahon
11 Quaid, Denis   Main-street, Killeshandra   Killeshandra   Tullyhunco
12 Smith, James   Fairgreen-hill, Cavan   Urney   Upper Loughtee
13 Smith, John   Main-street, Ballyjamesduff   Castleraghan   Castleraghan

A LIST of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons seeking
For the Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by Retail, within said County, pursuant to the 3rd and 4th Wm. IV, ch. 68 ; 6th and 7th Wm. IV, ch. 38 ; and 17th and 18th Vic., ch. 89 ; and 18th and 19th Vic. , ch. 62 ; to be heard and enquired into at CAVAN, on
MONDAY, THE 12th day of OCT, 1857.
immediately after the Grand Jury shall have been Sworn.

No. Name   Residence   Parish   Barony
1 Bannon, John   Market-street, Cootehill   Drumgoon   Tullygarvey
2 Bailey, James   Lisnageer   Kildrumsherdan   Tullygarvey
3 Cooney, Elizabeth   Market-street, Bailieboro'   Bailieboro'   Clonkee
4 Clarke, James   Market-street, Bailieboro'   Bailieboro'   Clonkee
5 Clarke, James   Market-square, Bailieboro'   Bailieboro'   Clonkee
6 Callen, Bartholemew   Kingscourt   Enniskeen   Clonkee
7 Duffy, Hugh       Drumgoon   Tullygarvey
8 Fannon, John   Bridge-street, Cootehill   Drumgoon   Tullygarvey
9 Fay, Bernard   Seeorum   Knockbride   Clonkee
10 Keelan, Patrick   Kingscourt   Enniskeen   Clonkee
11 M'Cudden, Patrick   Market-street, Cootehill   Drumgoon   Tullygarvey
12 M'Eniffe, Michael   Bridge-street, Cootehill   Drumgoon   Tullygarvey
13 O'Reilly, Philip   Mullagh   Mullagh   Castleraghan
14 Prior, James   Lisnagoon   Drumgoon   Tullygarvey
15 White, Patrick   Lisagoan   Enniskeen   Clonkee

October 15, 1857


August 10, at Calcutta, the wife of George Smoult FAGAN, Esq., and daughter of the late Hon. Colonel ST. LEGER, of Dunmore East, couty Waterford, of twin children, a son and daughter.

October 10, at Taton-hill, Burton-on-Trent, the wife of the Rev. John CROCKETT, of a daughter.

October 13, at 12, Clare-street, the wife of Daniel CORBETT, Esq., of twin sons.

October, at Rosmakea, county Louth, the wife of Richard BYRNE, Esq., of a daughter.


August 5, at St. Peter's Church, Fort William, Calcutta, by the Rev. T. WOOD, M.A., Captain Wm. H. BALLINGALL, of H.M.'s 35th Regiment, son of J. Ballingall, Esq., grandson of the late Lieut.-General D. Ballilngall, and nephew of the late Sir G. Ballingall, to Margaretta, daughter of George Tyrrell, of Banbridge, in the co. of Down, Esq., M.D.


On the 4th inst., aged 48 years, Mr. Robert M'CORKELL, Abbey-street, Derry. Deceased for several years filled the situation of manager in the printing department of the "Derry Journal" -- the same establishment in which his apprenticeship had been originally served. In private, deceased was so kind and amiable that he may be said to have died without an enemy, as was testified by the large assemblage, or all ranks and denominations, who accompanied his remains to the Cathedral burying-ground on Tuesday morning last.

ROSCOMMON MEN IN INDIA. -- We find that at least two of our countrymen -- both professional engineers -- have distinguished themselves at the seat of war in India. Mr. BETAGH charged a troop of Sepoys with some fifty sappers and miners, and took one gun and fifteen prisoners. This gentleman is from the neighborhood of Castlerea. The other gentleman, Mr. KELLY, our immediate townsman, at the head of the railway engineers, bridged over an otherwise impassable river, under a hot fire -- thus effecting a passage for Capt. L'ESTRANGE's troop to Arrah, thereby relieved when at the last extremity. Both these gentlemen have received the thanks of their commanding officers, and have had their names mentioned in the general orders. -- Roscommon Messenger.



A LIST of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons seeking


For the Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by Retail, within said County, pursuant to the 3rd and 4th Wm. IV, ch. 68 ; 6th and 7th Wm. IV, ch. 38 ; and 17th and 18th Vic., ch. 89 ; and 18th and 19th Vic. , ch. 62 ; to be heard and enquired into at CAVAN, on

WEDNESDAY, the 21st day of OCT., 1857.

immediately after the Grand Jury shall have been Sworn.

No. Name   Residence   Parish   Barony
1 Curnyne, John   Kilcunny   Drumlane   Lower Loughtee
2 Gtlbride(sic - perhaps Gilbride?), Patt   Upper Bridge-street, Belturbet   Annagh   Lower Loughtee
3 Kiernan, Bernard   Killecleggan   Templeport   Tullyhaw
4 M'Caffry, Owen   Gowlan   Killinagh   Tullyhaw
5 M'Corry, Terence   Gowlan   Killinagh   Tullyhaw
6 Maguire, Bernard   Legeelan   Killinagh   Tullyhaw
7 Prior, Denis   Ballymagauran   Templeport   Tullyhaw
8 Wynne, Bernard jun.   Ballyconnell   Tomregan   Tullyhaw

October 22, 1857


October 18, at Portrush, the wife of Lieut. GILMORE, 78th Highlanders, of a daughter.

October 19, at the Royal Hospital, Dublin, the Hon. Mrs. COLBORNE, of a daughter.

October 18, at Rathmines, Dublin, the lady of Hugh O'REILLY, Esq., late of the 7th Dragoon Guards, of a son.


October 18, at the Roman catholic Cathedral, Cavan, by the Rev. John M'ENRO(sic), Mr. Patrick SMITH, Innkeeper, to Ellen, only daughter of Mr. Edward MALLON, Cavan.

On yesterday, in Tempo Church, county Fermanagh, by the Rev. W. H. BRADSHAW, Mr. DUNLEAVY, of Melbourne, Australia, to Emma, youngest daughter of Sergeant-Major FOSTER, Fermanagh Light Infantry.

On same day, in Derryvoland church, by the Rev. George IRVINE, Mr. John CLEGG, eldest son of Mr. Joseph CLEGG, to Isabella, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Robert MILLER, Glassmullagh.


October 16, at Kingstown, Jane Elizabeth, wife of Edw. M'INTOSH, Esq., of Cootehill, aged 36 years.

October 29, 1857


On Monday, 26th inst., Martha, infant daughter of Mr. E. CONNOR, of this town.

Cavan Observer
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

October 3, 1857


On the 29th ult, in the Cathedral church of this town, by the Rev. Thomas MULVANY, C.C., Mr. Thomas CULLEN, of this town, to Margaret, fourth daughter of the late Mr. John BRADY, Main-street.


The inquiry by the commissioners still proceeds. A large number of witnesses have been examined and evidence has been adduced on the part of the various interests involved with a view to explain the cause of the rioting. Of this evidence no succinct account could be given, and the details are so voluminous as at once to preclude any idea of comprehending the character of the inquiry unless given at a greater length than would be consistent with the space at our disposal.

Meantime, the Rev. Mr. HANNA has desisted from open-air preaching, but Mr. MATIER continues. On last Sunday he delivered addresses in different parts of the town. No disturbance took place.



To be heard at No. 3 Lower Ormond-quay, on the 14th of October next, at eleven o'clock--Richard Butler M'KENNA, late of Bayview House, Dalkey, in the county of Dublin, esquire; and formerly a cornet in the British Spanish Legion, quartered at Aldershot in England.

To be heard at same house and place, on the 20th of October next.

William M'CULLAGH, late of Lower Clanbrassil-street, in the county of the city of Dublin, vitner and shoemaker.

William DILLON, late of White Abbey, and Belfast, in the county of Antrim, having a registered residence at Upper Ormond-quay, in the city of Dublin, solicitor and proctor.

To be heard at Downpatrick on the 9th of October; James MORRISSON, late of Newtownards, in the county of Down, publican.

To be heard at Omagh on the 12th of October:--John COLHOUN, late of Mountfield, in the county of Tyrone, carpenter.

To be heard at Drogheda on the 13th of October:--Patrick O'CALLAGAN, late of Laurence-street, in the county of the town of Drogheda, hairdresser.

To be heard at Galway on the 14th of October:--Thomas BODKIN, late of William-street, in the county of the town of Galway; heretofore carrying on business as grocer and spirit merchant, under the style of "Thomas Bodkin and Son," not now in any trade or business.

To be heard at Ennis on the 16th of October:--Patrick KEANE, late of Kilkee, otherwise Dough, in the county of Clare, farmer.

To be heard at Dundalk on the 19th of October:--Eliza BARKER, late of Dundalk, in the Co. of Louth, widow, sadler and harnessmaker.

To be heard at Belfast on the 20th of October:--Catherine STEWART, late of Belfast, in the county of Antrim, widow and charwoman.

Alexander WILSON, late of Belfast, in the county of Antrim, fancy toy and basket dealer.



Robert O'LEARY, of No. 60 Thomas-street, in the city of Dublin, grocer, dealer and chapman, also carrying on trade as a grocer of Robertstown, in the county of Kildare. To surrender October 9th and November 10th.

Assignment for benefit of creditors by Martin BROPHY, of Mountmellick, in the Queen's county, grocer.


To be heard at Galway on the 14th of October:--Michael GORMAN, late of Ballygar, in the county of Galway; previously of Ballinasloe, in said county, shopkeeper.

Patrick M'DONAGH, late of Ballygar, in the county of Galway; previously of the Four Roads, Mount Talbot, in the county of Roscommon, there carrying on business as a shopkeeper, not now in any trade or business.

John O'FLAHERTY, late of Moycullen, in the county of Galway, farmer.

To be heard at Dundalk on the 19th of October:--John M'DONALD, late of Dundalk, in the county of Louth, labourer; previously of Dundalk aforesaid, fowl dealer.


October 10, 1857

(From the Christian Examiner for October)


Diocese of Armagh--Rev. Thomas St. Lawrence SMITH, to the curacy of Creggan; patron, the Rector. Rev Paul Lyster JAMESON, A.B., to the assistant curacy of Killeavy; patron, the Lord Primate.

Diocese of Clogher--Rev. P. Archdall BYRN, A.B., to the curacy of Coultrain; patron, the Rector of Aghalurcher.

Diocese of Dromore--Rev. John CRAWFORD, to the curacy of Kilmure (Magheralin); patron, the Rector.

Diocese of Kilmore--Rev. Joseph C. MOORE, to the assistant curacy of Kilesherdiney; patron, the Rector.

Diocese of Meath--Rev. J. CHARTRES, to the curacy of Navan; patron, the Rector.

Diocese of Raphoe--Rev. William SHIPTON, to the curacy of Tanghboyne; patron, the Rector; Rev. J. COCHRAN, to the perpetual curacy of Kiltevoge; patron, the Rector of Stranorlar.

Diocese of Tuam--Rev. Henry VERKER, to the curacy of Tuam, patron, the Rector.

Resignation--Diocese of Raphoe--Rev. James RAMSAY, perpetual curacy of Kiltevoge; patron, Rector of Stranorlar.

We understand that the Rev. John CRAWFORD, curate of Clontarf, has been appointed to the curacy of Kilmore, Myheralin; patrons, the Rev. Thomas KNOX and the Rev. Henry MURPHY, chaplains to the Bishop of Down and Connor.

The Rev. E. G. O'GRADY (son-in-law of the Rev. Edward CROKER), Incumbent of Ross, diocese of Tuam, has exchanged with the Rev. Richard TYNER, brother-in-law to the Dean of Limerick, and Vicar of Mungret, near Limerick.

NOVELTY IN HOUSE BUILDING.--A new use has been made of iron in house building, as may be seen on inspecting the bressemar, erected at the Messrs. LINDSAY's new warehouse, Donegall-place, Belfast. This consists of a series of wrought-iron plates, three eights of an inch thick, rivetted together in precisely the same manner as the Victoria tubular bridge, and altogether forming a beam of about 45 feet in span, supported by cast iron and stone pillars. This beam will support the upper stories, and in case of fire, unlike wood, it will preserve instead of hastening the downfall of the outer walls.



To be heard at No. 3 Lower Ormond-quay on the 20th of October, at eleven o'clock:--James LYONS, late of Little Britain-street, in the city of Dublin, fruiterer.

Michael Fleming, late of Golden-lane, in the city of Dublin, dealer in tobaccoes, groceries, and shoemakers' findings.

To be heard at Belfast on the 20th of October:--William REILLY, late of Belfast, in the county of Antrim, labourer.

Jeremiah CASEY, late of Belfast, in said county, old clothes dealer.

Archibald BELL, Late of Lisburn, in said county, publican; previously of Lisburn aforesaid, plumber.



To be heard at No.3 Lower Ormond-quay on the 20th of October, at eleven o'clock:--James RYAN, late of No. 2 North King-street, in the city of Dublin, and formerly of Donnybrook, in the county of Dublin, baker.

Richard Trevor IRWIN, late of Lougheravale, Merrion, in the county of Dublin; formerly of Stockport and Plymouth in England; afterwards of Belfast, in Ireland, and of Richmond barracks, in the county of Dublin, and of Chester, England, aforesaid, captain in her Majesty's 2nd Regiment Royal Cheshire Militia.

Alexander William GATE, late of Fairview-avenue, Clontarf, in the county of Dublin, late clerk in the Poor Law Commission.

Henry CREAMER, late of Capel street, in the city of Dublin, tobacco and snuff dealer, and cloth cap manufacturer.

John STEPFORD, late of Stanhope-street, and also of Usher's-quay, both in the city of Dublin, hat manufacturer.

Michael James DILLON, late of Sandymount Park in the county of Dublin; and previously of Park House, Sandymount, aforesaid, late treasurer of the Corporation of Dublin, and a retired clerk in the Office of Comptroller and Assized Tallies.

(the remaining names are illegible)


Mr. Edward MORONY was sitting in his parlour at Ballyclough [Co. Londonderry], on Wednesday night, reading, when a shot was fired from the outside, which shattered the window shutters, and completely smashed every pane of glass in the parlour windows. Some of the slugs with which the gun was loaded, after perforating the shutters, lodged within a few feet of where Mr. MORONY was sitting. Mr. MORONY, jun., on hearing the report, at once armed himself with a loaded gun, and fired a shot from the hall, after which the party decamped.

October 17, 1857



We are happy to report that the large sum of £24 has been collected in our Parish Church for the Relief of our suffering countrymen in India. The Right Hon. Lord Farnham, with his accustomed benevolence, gave £5--which is included in the above sum.

BELTURBET--The collection for the same object in Belturbet Church amounted to upwards of £12.

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS IRELAND--We are glad to perceive from our advertising columns Mr. Robert HAGUE, of this town, has been admitted a Licentate of the King and Queen's College of Physicians, in Ireland and received authority to practice as a Physician. Mr. HAGUE has entered on a very auspacious career, and has been most successful in carrying various prizes during his College course.


The Assistant Barrister for the county, P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., opened our Quarter Sessions at half-past ten o'clock yesterday. The learned gentleman was assisted during the day by the following magistrates:--Hon. R. MAXWELL, T. THOMPSON, Capt. CARDEN, M. PHILLIPS, N. MONTGOMERY, T. KNIPE, R. ERSKINE, W. M. HICKSON, R. M. J. VEEVERS, R.M., W. BABINGTON, C. B. HANCOCK, D. F. JONES and John GUMLEY, Esqrs.

The Clerk of the Peace having made the usual formal proclamation proceeded to call over the long panel, after which, the following gentlemen were sworn at

GRAND JURY--Thomas HARTLEY, (foreman), Edward RENNEDY(sic), William Moore BLACK, James KILROY, Francis M'CABE, Patrick M. FAY, John GANNON, John DAVIS, James HARTLEY, John DOGHERTY, John MURPHY, John MOORE, Alexander KETTYLE, Henry DOUGLAS, Philip SMITH (Castlecosby), Philip SMITH (Carrickvilla), Thomas MALCOMSON, Francis HUDDLETON, and John PRUNTY, Esqrs.

The Grand Jury having retired to consider the bills submitted to them, the Court entered upon


A License Case.

John BAXTER, Appellant -- The Constabulary, Respondents

This was an appeal from the decision of magistrates in Petty Sessions, assembled at Ballina, by which appellant was refused a certificate of the renewal of a Spirit License.............Constable STEELE of Ballina, was then sworn, and stated that BAXTER kept a very irregular house; there was one time when the applicant became insolvent he kept his house most irregularly; he had been twice fined for having his house open at illegal hours and had been also fined for keeping a "Shebeen"house....

Mr. M'GAURAN--The man has been in the trade for a number of years--

Court--And has misconducted himself; anyone is liable to be deceived as to a man's character, but here is a man "tried and found wanting"....This Order must be affirmed.

Thomas CAROLAN v. Edward Brady TALBOT, Esq.

Same v. Same

This was an Appeal from the Magistrates' decision in a case in which Mr. BRADY was Plaintiff, and Thomas CAROLAN, defendant. Carolan had insisted on the right of turf cutting on a portion of a bog on the estate of respondent, on the ground that his father had been promised a lease of a farm, which, in his lifetime, he had held from Mr. Brady, in consequence of which a sum of £25 had been paid; the respondent denied, and the issue arising out the antagonistic assertions was that upon which his worship's opinion was required....The Conviction was reversed without costs.


Mr. M'GAURAN appeared in this case for the appellant and Mr. ARMSTRONG for the respondent. It was similar in its nature and circumstances to the previous case, and consequently was subjected to the same rule.


This was a case of alleged embezzlement, in which Mr. DOUSE, Barrister, appeared on behalf of the Crown, with Mr. John Armstrong as Agent, Mr. Cochrane and Mr. Kinpe appeared for the defence.

The Clerk of the Peace read the Indictment, which contained 6 counts, but the Indictment was, in point of fact, involved in the three first, which charged the prisoner with having on the 20th February, 1856, received the sum of 14s., the property of the Directors of the Gas Light Company; also on the 26th February, the sum of 14s., the property of the same; and also, that he had received the sum of 6s., the property of the same, which he fraudulently and feloniously applied to his own use...He pleaded to each count "Not Guilty;" The following Jury was sworn to try the case.:--

Joseph TREVOR, Foreman, James TEEVAN, Thomas GILHOOLY, Ralph FOSTER, Robert RAMSAY, Patrick LEE, Thomas M'CORMICK, John M'GUINNESS, Charles QUEALE, Peter CORR, and William RAMSAY................

Mr. BRICE, Mr. WANNE, and Mr. MAGUIRE were examined as to the receipts given in their books, for sums set out in the indictment, but their testimony was merely affirmative of the fact of the amounts having been paid, which was not traversed. Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Magauran, and others were examined as to previous character, and spoke in the highest terms of the prisoner, stating that they had always the fullest confidence in his integrity....the Jury having retired for a few minutes, returned into Court with a verdict of NOT GUILTY. Considerable applause followed the ennunciation of the verdict, which his worship allowed; and the prisoner was discharged.

October 24, 1857



In the course of the day on Friday, Mr. Armstrong, on behalf of the Crown, addressed his worship in reference to a bill which had been sent up to the Grand Jury and ignored by them. He said there was a bill, your worship, sent up to the Grand Jury, I think sworn on informations, from which it appears that two Constables were on duty in the demesne of Mr. JONES, of Belturbet, on the 20th September last, secreted there for same purpose; and during the night a man named FLANAGAN, came into the demesne armed with a gun. It appears that the Constables were under the impression that FLANAGAN was in the service of Mr. JONES, followed him out to the road, and told him not to give any information to anyone that they were there; but when they came up to him he presented the gun and cautioned them against coming a step further, or he would blow their brains out. The Constables, however, were not to be terrified by this threat; Sub-constable NOLAN took his bayonet and by maneuvering they succeeded in taking the gun from FLANAGAN. There are the simple facts of the case, and I think the Grand Jury must have been under some misconception or they would not have ignored the bill, and my application is that there may be liberty given, by your worship to send up a new bill. {after discussion]The Jury then retired, found a true bill, against FLANAGAN, who was placed on his trial in the course of the afternoon, found guilty, and sentenced to two months' imprisonment.



Thomas BRADY, a returned convict, was indicted, for that on the 2nd October he stole one coat, the property of Patrick NEALAN, shopkeeper of Castlerea in the county of Rosscommon, and a second count charged him with having the same in his possession well knowing it to have been stolen.

Patrick NEALAN deposed that he was a shopkeeper in Castlerea; on the evening of the 18th, he shut and closed his shop which he found broken into on the morning of the 19th. The shutter had been bored through by a bit or augur and the centre between two panes of glass was cut through with another sharp instrument. The tills in his shop were carried away with £4 or £5 in copper; there was a watch taken away with two jackets or coats; I first saw some of that property, two coats, in the possession of the Head-constable (coat produced and identified); saw that coat just on the 14th; saw no more of the property since.

Prisoner--Did you ever see me before?
Witness--Can't say I did.
Prisoner--On your solemn oath where did you get the information?
Witness--From the Head-constable in my town.
Prisoner--Don't you know it came from Cavan?--I believe it did.

Head-constable MOORE examined--On the 2nd October he got the coat produced on the prisoner, BRADY's back; it was in his own house; made a search but found no other property in the house; his wife was in the house and told me to arrest another man who was equally guilty, that one never went any place without the other. To the Court--She told me to arrest a man named WOODS, who had the other coat that was stolen. (Second coat produced.)......

Mr. Armstrong addressed the Jury for the defence and after the usual summary from the Chair, a verdict was returned of GUILTY of receiving, well knowing the article to have been stolen.

The sentence of both prisoners was--penal servitude for the space of 4 years, his worship at the same time regretting that he had it not in his power to transport them.


Henry DOUGLAS v. Joseph WALLACE. This was a civil bill action by Mr. Henry DOUGLAS, against Mr. Joseph WALLACE, for the sum of £9 17s. 5d. for goods sold and delivered during the lifetime of the late Mr. Zachariah WALLACE, of whom the defendant was executor....the Court ruled that one-half should be paid in May next, and the balance in the following November.



Mr. Knipe appeared for the Plaintiff, and Mr. Armstrong for Mr. PARKER.

The case was simply this: It appears that some months ago a letter was addressed to one Ellen COVEY, daughter to the Plaintiff, Daniel COVEY, who is well known in this town as a man in very humble circumstances. The letter from the fact of it having been addressed not to Cavan but another townland, or town, was delayed in the Post-Office for some weeks. COVEY alleged that, in consequence of the retention of the letter in the Post-Office, daughter lost her free passage to Australia, through the Emigration Commissioner, and entered a Civil Bill Process for the recovery of a sum of £20, as compensation for the loss sustained by his daughter in the loss of her passage.

Mr. PARKER, the Postmaster, denied that it was his duty to deliver the letter, as it was not for the Cavan delivery, but on the contrary it was his duty to retain it in the Post-Office until called for, and if not called for to return it to the dead letter office. COVEY, on the other hand, alleged that he had called for the letter "twenty times," and that Mr. PARKER "slapped the door in his face," and told him he was giving too much trouble. This Mr. PARKER decidedly denied, stating that COVEY might have called for a letter for himself or wife, but never for his daughter, and that in fact he could not identify COVEY's name with that superscribed on the letter.

The Barrister considered that there was neglect on the part of the Postmaster, and said his present impression was that Mr. PARKER was liable for the consequences. His worship, however, would not decide on the question without giving it the fullest consideration. In the mean time, he had the following Jury sworn, to decide upon the issues appended:--

Messrs. Thomas BUCHANAN, Thomas DAVIS and John PRUNTY.

The issues were--

First--"To try and enquire whether it be true that Daniel COVEY, the father of the Plaintiff, did, on any occasion apply to the defendant, for a letter addressed to his daughter."

Secondly--"Whether the defendant or his letter-carrier could have found the residence of the said Ellen COVEY without any difficulty."

Thirdly--"What loss has the plaintiff sustained by reason of not receiving the said letter."

The Jury found on the first issue--"We believe he did, more than once." On the second--"We believe they could." On the third--£14.

His worship said that he would give no decision without full consideration; it was the first case of the kind that ever came before him, and he was not aware of any decision in a similar case. It was a most important question both to the Post-Office and the public, but he should decide on it before he left town.

N.B.--The issues submitted to the Jury had no reference beyond the immediate questions involved in them.

The Revision for the County has closed, and when analysed will be found to be all that we could desire.


The fortnightly Court of Petty Sessions was held on Monday last. Magistrates present:--Dr. BABINGTON, Mayor, presiding, William SMITH, C. B. HANCOCK and Robert BURROWES, Esqrs.


There was a series of summonses in this case, which was one in which George TUBMAN charged J. JOHNSTON with having "deluded" his daughter out of the house, with the intent of getting a man named PRATT; Thomas TUBMAN complained of JOHNSTON having "threatened him" but it having appeared that no force or violence was used in carrying off the girl, but that on the contrary she went voluntary, all the summonses were dismissed.


This was a case of obstruction, but as no person attended on behalf of the Commissioners, the complaint was dismissed.

Mr. Peter BRADY summoned Thomas WARRINGTON, for allowing pigs to trespass on his meadow, on the Wednesday previously. WARRINGTON did not appear. The Court sentenced him to a fine of one shilling and costs.

Henry SMITH summoned Philip BRADY, for that he had allowed 13 cows on two occasions to enter on his potatoe ground, whereby he received the damage of which he complained. An application had been employed by SMITH to assess the damages, who told the Bench that he thought about 12s. or 13s. would compensate the plaintiff. The Bench awarded 7s. 6d. and costs.


Sub-Constable FOSTER of Ballyhaise station, summoned John FOSTER for cruelly ill-treating his Ass by over-loading it; he had 13 Cwt. on it, which it could draw on the level road, but not up and down the hills.

The defendant said that he did know he was doing wrong; he thought he had a right to load his ass as he though proper. Discharged with a caution and paying the cost of court.

Bernard CLARKE was fined 6d. and costs, for allowing three pigs to wander on the public road on Dromore on the 10th instant.


Constable RODEN summoned Thomas M'CREEDY for allowing his ass to wander on the Dublin road, near this town.

The defendant said he lived by making "besoms," and had no place to keep the ass except in the house with himself. As this was his first offence he was only fined the costs of court. Another most extraordinary "character" was summoned for a similar offence. He followed the same avocation as that of the former defendant, that of "besom" making, like him kept an ass without any tangible means of sustaining it, except by quartering it on the public roads, and protecting it from the inclemency of the weather and the vigilance of the police by his "ain fireside." He was subjected to costs, but begged a long day "my lord."

Sub-constable James JORDAN appeared to prosecute Amazon Jane GOUGH, for having been drunk and disorderly in the public streets of Stradone. The "lady" did not condescend to enter an appearance, and was sentenced to a fine of 4s and costs, or 48 hours imprisonment.


Anne KELLY, who had just been released from jail, having undergone a term of seven days imprisonment, inflicted by Dr. Babington, was found drunk between 10 and 11 o'clock, on the previous night, in the streets of this town. She seemed quite callous, and looked as though she was determined not to mend her manners. Mr. Hancock stated that he had let her off on a recent occasion, and the moment she got out she was drunk again. Seven days' imprisonment.


This was a summons for an assault, which the plaintiff alleged had been inflicted on him by the defendant at Mrs. MAGAURAN's hotel, on Saturday last. FITZSIMON's did not appear, but the Bench sentenced him to a fine of 5s. and costs, or a week's imprisonment, one third of the fine to go to the prosecutor.


Sub-constable Michael SMITH of Strokestown Station, brought up a "mailitaire," unfortunate, William NOLAN, on the assumption that he was a deserter. The Constable arrested him as "nearly" answering to the description given in the "Hue and Cry"; neither the colour of the hair or eyes of the prisoner, however, corresponded to the description, but he stated to the Constable that he had been in the 60th Rifles, and could produce no discharge.

In reply to Mr. BURROWES, the prisoner said he came from Strokestown, that he left it 14 or 15 days ago, that he was on his way to Belfast with the intention of proceeding to England for the purpose of joining his regiment, that he had been discharged about two years ago from the 60th Rifles for being insane after coming home from India, that he received a pension of 6d. a day for about 18 months, but that he got no discharge on "the coat of arms of the regiment." He further stated that his pension had been paid him by Captain CAMPBELL, staff officer of the district, that he received it last month, and only a few shillings when he left Strokestown. On being further questioned, the prisoner named some of the police authorities at the place whence he alleged he came. The Bench, however, thought it well to remand him until such time as Head-constable MOORE should institute proper inquiries as to the statements made.


Mr. Edward SMITH, as Clerk to the Town Commissioners, summoned John Migarahan on a charge of having, on the 8th instant, obstructed the public pass leading from the main street of the town of Cavan.

The Inspector of Nuisances proved the obstruction.

Dr. Babington reminded the defendant that the Town Commissioners had the power of removing obstructions from the streets.

The defendant, who, it appears, is a "Cobbler" by trade, said that the place for which he had been summoned, was one in which he and others had been in the habit of working in the last 15 years. Dr. Babington informed the Bench that those persons had not been disturbed by the Commissioners up to the present, but one or two of them used very improper language, and some of the inhabitants memorialled the Town Commissioners to have them removed on account of the grossness of the language that had been made use of...The Inspector of Nuisances said, that he had spoken to two of the complaining parties and they refused to attend the court. The summons was therefore dismissed.

Another case at the suite of the Commissioner was one of nuisance, in which Charles SHERIDAN complained that John CAHILL had a dungheap in his yard, the liquid portion of which flowed into a house in his possession, the floor of which was lower than the yard. The cause of complaint was admitted, but on proof being given that it had been that morning removed, the case was dismissed.

October 31, 1857


John Walsh M'MASTER, Esq., had been appointed magistrate for the county Down, on the recommendation of the Marquis Donegal, Lieutenant of the county.

The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint George CONCHY, Esq., Edenmore, county Longford, a magistrate for county Longford, on the recommendation of Colonel WHITE, Lieutenant of the county.


His Grace, the Archbishop of Dublin, has conferred the vacant living of Naule upon the Rev. Daniel MOONEY, we believe upwards of 20 years the senior curate of St. Mary's parish. A movement has already been originated amongst the parishioners to present him with an address and piece of plate in token of their regard. The Rev. Alexander LEEPER succeeds by this change to the position of the Rev. D. MOONEY; and it is understood that the Rev. T. TOMLINSON, late curate of Bray, has been appointed curate of St. Mary's parish by the rector, the Rev. R. S. ABBOTT.

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