Cavan Observer
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

August 7, 1858

INCENDIARISM--A house the property of S. PHILLIPS, Esq., of Stonehall, was maliciously set fire to on Sunday night, the 26th ult., and totally consumed. The only reason that can be assigned for this outrage is that Mr. PHILIPS dispossessed a widow some months ago, as he wanted the house for some other purpose. The house has been empty since the woman left, and consequently nothing else has been destroyed. The same night the windows of a poor industrious man's house, of the name of PAYNE, in the same locality, was smashed in, and it is supposed that the same person or persons committed both outrages. Notwithstanding the active vigilance of the police for the preservation of property, and the very cautious way in which they performed their patrols when on such duty, the county is getting very much disturbed; but we hope, with the assistance of the magistrates and the wonted vigilance of the police, that the county will shortly be as peaceable and quite as formerly.--Westmeath Guardian.

INQUEST--Dr. CALLAN held an inquest on Monday, near Carlingford, on the body of a woman named Anne COMISKEY, who was killed on the Saturday evening previous by a flash of lightning, as she was on her way towards Dundalk. A woman named Eliza HAMILL was about three feet behind her when she was struck down and expired. Verdict accordingly.


The following magistrates were present:--Robert ERSKINE, Esq., Dr. BABINGTON, T. THOMPSON, Esq., and N. MONTGOMERY, Esq.

Mr. HARDMAN presented three lads name RAHAL, HAUGHTON, and MULLIGAN, for having taken away from her moorings on Lough Swellan a boat of his, which they had injured and refused to give up when ordered to do so.

Complainant's son stated that the defendants forcibly took away the boat, and that they refused to comply with his order to come ashore, in consequence of which he took another boat and pursued them. When he came up with them they commenced splashing him with water, and threatened to throw him into the lake, but eventually went to the shore and gave up possession of the craft. When, however, he had pushed off, in order to return to his own side of the lake, they pelted stones at him. He would not swear that the defendants broke the boat; but she leaked more after they left her than before they took her away.

Mr. THOMPSON said they had no evidence against the boys as leaving damaged the boat, but they could try them for the assault.

Mr. HARDMAN said he did not wish their worships to inflict any punishment; all he wanted was protection for his property.

After receiving an admonition from the Bench not to be guilty of the like again, the defendants were ordered to pay costs.

Ellen BURROWES charged Edward SMYTH and Pat MORROW with trespassing on her garden at Mill-street, and breaking down the stone wall which surrounded it; but not being able to prove that the defendants were the parties who made the breach in her battlement, although she had seen them carry away some stones which, according to MORROW's statement, they had been employed to do, the case was dismissed.

Thomas LEDDY, for allowing his pigs to amuse themselves in the garden of his neighbor, Michael LEDDY, by rooting up his potatoes, was ordered to pay 1s. damages and costs.

Peter BRADY, of Church-street, summoned Edward CULLEN, for having failed to fulfil a contract entered into by him to make a pair of tax-cart wheels for complainant, and with having made use of abusive and threatening language towards him in the public street.

Edward CULLEN summoned Mr. BRADY for a balance of 5s. that remained due to him out of the price of the wheels and with having threatened to kick him.

Mr. BRADY swore that the wheels were sent home to him in an unfinished state; that he had to pay 2s. to a Mr. REILLY for completing the job, and that he had, in consequence, withheld payment from CULLEN, who then threatened him by flourishing a stick over his (complainant's) head, and called him such shocking names as made him almost ashamed to look his family in the face "lest they might think he deserved such abuse."

CULLEN, in his turn, swore the very reverse. He stated that Mr. BRADY, at the time the wheels were brought home, admitted them to be of first-class workmanship, and that the present dispute arose from his having neglected to repair an old wheel of Mr. BRADY's, which had been left at his workshop for that purpose...Charles FITZSMONS, another wheelmaker, was then examined, who stated that the wheels were finished in a workmanlike manner, but that the want complained of by Mr. BRADY could not have been done except he had sent the axletree to CULLEN, who lived a considerable distance from town.

Hugh REILLY deposed to having finished the wheels, for which he received 2s. from Mr. BRADY.

The Bench ordered Mr. BRADY to pay the balance, deducting 2s., and fined CULLEN 1s. and costs for the assault.

This terminated the business of the court.


On the 31st July, at Balnalack, county Westmeath, the wife of Charles J. BATTERSBY, Esq., of a daughter.


On the 29th July, at Rathnally, county Meath, J. THOMPSON, Esq.

On the 29th July, at her residence, Russian, county of Fermanagh, Mrs. Elizabeth, relict of Charles JONES, formerly Captain in the 90th Regiment, aged 76 years.

August 14, 1858

GALWAY--INQUEST ON WALLACE, THE PILOT OF THE "INDIAN EMPIRE"--The adjourned inquest was held on view of the body of Patrick WALLACE, one of the pilots employed by the commander of the Indian Empire on the entry of that vessel into Galway Bay, previous to her sailing for America, on Thursday week, by Robert STEPHENS, Esq., coroner for the county of the town of Galway. The following declaration, made by Dr. GEOGHEGAN, of Dublin, who chemically examined the contents of the stomach of deceased was read:--"I have made a detailed examination of the contents of the stomach of Patrick WALLACE, of Galway, as delivered to me with other matters, on the 23rd of July last, by Constable MULVEHILL, in confirmity with the instructions of Mr. STEPHENS, coroner for Galway. I have not discovered therein any traces of mineral or vegetable poison." The evidence of Dr. Croker KING having been heard, the coroner summed up and the jury found a verdict to the effect that Patrick WALLACE met his death from natural causes and the visitation of God.


Magistrates present:--Dr. BABINGTON, Captain CARDEN, J. TATLOW, Robt. BURROWES, and Theophilus THOMPSON, Esqrs.

William THICKPENNY v. Terence REILLY

The case arose out of a quarrel about a butter firkin, which the plaintiff had ordered a cooper named M'GAGHERAN to make for him, but which the latter had detained longer than was suited to the convenience of complainant, who was, in consequence, compelled to go to the cooperage on the 28th ultimo, to see if the firkin were finished. When he went there, he found that REILLY was before him, likewise waiting for a firkin. A man of M'GAGHERAN's had one in hand at the time, and, as soon as it was finished, he (complainant) took it inside, to get it branded; he sat on a chair, and held it between his legs; REILLY came in and took hold of the firkin, insisting that it was his, but complainant refused to give it up; REILLY then caught complainant by the throat, and used everything but complimentary language towards him.

Catherine M'GAGHERAN was then called and examined--She did not see REILLY take Mr. THICKPENNY by the throat; the firkin was made for Mr. REILLY.

Charles REILLY examined--Remembers the morning of the 28th July; was making a butter firkin when REILLY and THICKPENNY came; when it was finished, he gave it to Mr. THICKPENNY, to get branded, but had made it for REILLY, as their rule is "first come, first served;" did not see REILLY catch THICKPENNY by the throat

Contrary to the expectations of Mr. THICKPENNY, the case was dismissed.

Daniel BRENNAN, of Ballinagh, summoned Michael BOYLAN, of same place, for 5s., being the sum he was to receive for sawing some timber and making a crate.

It appeared however, that BRENNAN had not finished the crate; and, as BOYLAN did not object to pay him as soon as the job would be completed, the case was dismissed.

James BRADY v. Paul LYNCH

The complaint of BRADY was that on Tuesday, the 3rd instant, he was in this town, and, on going to the shop of Mr. MAGENNIS, for a bottle of whiskey, he saw LYNCH and a few others standing in the street; when passing, one of LYNCH's party said something to him, and LYNCH followed him into Mr. MAGENNIS's shop, where some hot words were uttered, and finally LYNCH struck him in the face with a whip, broke his hat, tore his vest and shirt, &c.

William MAGENNIS, who was examined by Mr. TULLY, said he saw LYNCH with a hold of BRADY by the throat; saw BRADY raise his whip, but did not see him strike LYNCH; was sure LYNCH committed the first assault.

Fine 2s. 6d. and costs

Paul LYNCH v. James BRADY

This was a case of trespass, the defendant having allowed his horse and calves to roam at large through plaintiff's garden.

The trespass was fully proved by complainant's son, and BRADY was fined 3s. and costs.

Margaret LYNCH, Anne LYNCH, Margaret REILLY, and James REILLY were brought up, charged by Jas. WILSON, of Granard, with having robbed him of two silver watches and 8s. 6d. in silver.

Mr. WILSON stated that he was in this town on the 6th instant; that he met Margaret LYNCH in the street; had some conversation with her, and finally adjourned with her to one of those classic habitations known as "the huts"; when he went there, the prisoner Margaret REILLY was in the house, but immediately on their arrival went out; was sure neither Margaret nor James REILLY had any hand in robbing him, as the latter had only went in after he missed the watches; Anne LYNCH was also in the house; saw the prisoner Margaret LYNCH throw or drop one of the watches into some hay that lay in the "saloon;" this one he recovered, but the other has not yet been heard of.

Cross-examined by Mr. TULLY--Is an itinerant watchmaker but lives at Granard; got the watches in question to repair--one from a member of the force at Scrabby, and the other from a young man named LEE, also a member of the police force; does not accuse the REILLYs or Anne LYNCH with the robbery, but is certain Margaret LYNCH is the person who took the watches.

Anne LYNCH and the two REILLYs were accordingly discharged, but Margaret was committed to stand her trial at the Quarter Sessions.

Poor Miss LYNCH appeared not half satisfied at being sent to Mr. GALLOGLY's boarding school, and the big tears flowed in torrents from those eyes whose witching glance had, only a few days previously, led captive the heart of her cruel prosecutor.

Two young men named BURNS and FITZPATRICK were charged by Sergeant-Major CHINNERY, of the Cavan Militia, as being deserters from that regiment, and with having fraudulently enlisted in the Fermanagh Militia, at present station in Yarmouth.

It appeared that FITZPATRICK, who is a tailor by trade, had been enrolled in the Cavan Militia in May 1857, but as the regiment had not since been embodied he went in search of employment, and not being successful, he was compelled to join the Fermanaghs in Enniskillen, and had served in that regiment since February last. As soon, however, as he heard of his own regiment being called up for training he gave himself up in Yarmouth, and was sent over here under escort, in company with BURNS, who had likewise given himself up.

The prisoner handed their Worships a note from Colonel the Earl of Enniskillen, in which his lordship spoke in high terms of FITZPATRICK's good conduct, but said nothing in behalf of BURNS.

Th Sergeant-Major said that BURNS, who was in the regiment when it was first embodied, bore a very good character.

Mr. Thompson before whom they were taken on their arrival here, said that from what they had told him, he believed that in joining the Fermanagh Militia they were actuated solely by a desire to be in the service, and had no fraudulent intention whatever.

BURNS was fined 5s. or a week's imprisonment, and FITZPATRICK, in consequence of the good character contained in Lord Enniskillen's note, 2s. 6d., or 48 hours.

Another man named DILLON was likewise charged with desertion from the Cavan Militia, not having made his appearance at the late training.

It appeared, however, that he had been working on a railway in the King's County, and had heard nothing of his regiment being called in until Sunday, the 1st inst.; as soon as he received his wages on the Tuesday following he started on foot for Cavan, but did not arrive here until Thursday week, the day after the regiment was disbanded. By not arriving in time he forfeited his bounty, and was place under arrest.

Sergeant-Major CHINNERY gave the prisoner a good character, and the Bench being of opinion that his absence was not the result of negligence, the nominal fine of 1d. was recorded against him.

Mary WARD, for having entered the dairy of John COCHRAN, with the intention of committing a burglary, was sent for trial.

A few trifling cases were then disposed of, and the Bench rose.

MURDERS NEAR LISBURN, COUNTY ANTRIM--LISBURN, TUESDAY--On Monday night a very melancholy occurrence took place at Hilden, near Lisburn, county Antrim, which in a few minutes after resulted in the death of one many named Owen HUGHES; and another, named KELLY, is not expected to live an hour. Two men named John MARTIN and Alexander MARTIN were immediately after arrested for the murder. The particulars of the sad affair are as follows:--Hilden is the place at which the Messrs. BALFOUR's spinning mill is situated, and in the neighbourhood there are several rows of neat brick houses, occupied by the mill workers. Monday night a strolling fiddler happened to pass along the roads playing some tunes, and a number of young men employed in the mill asked a Mrs. BURNS to allow them to bring the fiddler into her house and have a dance there. She consented, and a dance was accordingly held. Next door to the house in question the prisoner and accused--the two MARTINS--resided, and it seems that when the hour became late, about eleven o'clock, the elder of the Martins objected to the dance being continued any later as he had to be up early this (Tuesday) morning to go to his work, and wanted to sleep. It appears Martin proceeded to the watchman at the mill to get him to clear the house of the dancers, and when the latter heard of this they left the house and gave up the dancing, lest Mr. BARTON might hear of it and be displeased. As they were leaving the dance house they met the elder MARTIN coming up the row in his shirt sleeves. The first man that he met with was James KELLY, and MARTIN, with an oath, said that he would put an end to the dancing. KELLY and MARTIN then struck at each other, and the younger MARTIN came up, ran at KELLY, and stuck him. KELLY shouted out that he was stuck, and lay over against the wall. He walked in for a little time into one of the houses in the row, where he died, in less than an hour. He was a single man and the son and support of a widowed mother and her family. It appeared that there was no drink used at the dance, and that all parties were sober, with the exception of KELLY, who had a little drink taken. An inquest was held on the body of Owen HUGHES this day before J. K. JACKSON, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury, in the office of Messrs. BALFOUR, at Hilden, when the facts above stated were given in evidence.--Saunders.

THE HOMICIDE AT LAMBEG, CO. ANTRIM.--The Coroner recharged the jury, who returned a verdict of "Guilty of Manslaughter" against Alexander MARTIN, and acquitted the father, who is, however, kept in custody, awaiting the expected death of KELLY.


On the 8th inst., at her residence, Russian, County of Fermanagh, Mary Anna, second daughter of Charles JONES, formerly Captain in the 20th Regiment, aged 12 years.


Mr. Charles DICKENS will shortly visit Dublin and all the provincial towns, where he will deliver his dramatic readings.

Lola MONTES has published a memoir of her life, in which she states "she was born in sweet Limerick, within one mile of the treaty stone."

THE MAGISTRACY--Howard FETHERSTONHAUGH, Esq., has been appointed a magistrate of the county Westmeath by the Lord Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Right Hon. Lord Castlemaine, Vice-Lieutenant of the county.

NEW ASSISTANT-BARRISTERSHIPS--Amongst the gentlemen of the bar named for the expected vacancies are the following:--Echlin MOLYNEEUS, Q.C.; John H. OTWAY, Q.C.; James ROBINSON, Esq., Q.C.; Thomas LEFROY, Q.C.; Theobald PURCELL, Corry LOWERY, Andw. VANCE, Charles SHAWE, Edward BLACKBURNE, &c.

John DREW, Esq., M.D., of Triple House, Termonfechin, county of Louth, has been appointed by the Lords of the Admiralty as medical attendant on the sick and wounded seamen and mariners of the Coast Guard Stations between the River Boyne and Dundalk, embracing the Boyne, Clogher, and Dunany stations.

August 21, 1858

A SAD ACCIDENT--A young gentleman named Norman REID, who had been staying during the summer season at Skerries, was accidentally drowned while bathing on Monday. The body was recovered, and H. DAVIS, Esq., county coroner, held an inquest, when the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.--Freeman

Mr. SPURGEON appeared in Belfast for the first time on Tuesday evening, and delivered a sermon in connexion with the evening service in the Rev. Dr. COOKE's Church, May-street, before a large and respectable congregation.

THE LATE HOMICIDE NEAR LISBURN--On Saturday evening the man named KELLY, who was stabbed the previous Monday night at Hilden, near Lisburn, in the affray which occurred there, and which caused the instant death of Owen HUGHES (as reported in SAUNDERS' NEWS LETTER of Wednesday week), died at his residence on the county Down side of the Lagan, whither he had been removed on the night he was stabbed, and where he remained under the care of Dr. John CAMPBELL, of Lisburn, up to the hour of his death. J. A. WARD, Esq., coroner, Downpatrick, attended at Tulnarcross School-house, on Monday last, to hold an inquest on the body, when fifteen of the landholders in the place were sworn as a jury. After waiting for some time for the accused parties, John and Alexander MARTIN, to be brought up from Belfast gaol, Constable M'CAULEY arrived with a note to the coroner, informing him that the Governor of the County Antrim Gaol could not let the prisoners out of the county, as they had been fully committed. The coroner then adjourned the inquest until Monday next, at ten o'clock. Charles HUNT, Esq., R.M., Ballymena, at present on duty at Belfast, attended the inquest to watch the proceedings on the part of the Crown.

MANSLAUGHTER--On Wednesday last a party of mowers, after being engaged in cutting hay at Lord Hawardenn's farm at Canen, when, after finishing there, to cut half an acre of hay for a neighbouring tenant gratuitously. In return, the man brought some of them to a public-house in Ballough, near Dundrum, to treat them. Late in the evening a drunken dispute arose between them, and the deceased, Thomas STAPLETON, was seized by the throat by a man named RYAN (Neddy Tom), who actually strangled his unfortunate victim in his iron grasp. On Friday James John SHEA, Esq., assisted by Richard Uniack BAYLY, Esq., held an inquest on the body, and the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter. The coroner issued his warrant for the apprehension of RYAN.--Clonmel Chronicle.


The magistrates present were--Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., Dr. BABINGTON, W. M. HICKSON, Esq., R.M., and N. MONTGOMERY, Esq.

A little boy named Peter CUSACK prosecuted a young man name John BRADY, for having held him over a nest of wasps until he was stung in a dreadful manner by those venomous insects, in consequence of which he (the complainant) was compelled to absent himself from his employment.

The defendant did not make his appearance.

The Bench severely censured the cruel conduct of BRADY, and sentenced him to be fined in the sum of 10s.--the third of which to be paid to the boy--and to pay 5s. for complainant's loss of time.

Hugh LEE of Corlurgan v. Hugh and Mary BURNS

The complaint of LEE was that Hugh BURNS, the father of the girl, had threatened him several times, so that his life and property were in danger; and that on the 11th instant when he (complainant) was mowing in a meadow, the girl Mary passed on her way home singing a derisive song, which had been composed by some rustic bard for the purpose of recording the fame of complainant, who is said to have lodged informations with the authorities respecting the distillation of poteen in his neighbourhood.

The defendants called on a young woman, who swore that she had heard LEE call Mary BURNS ill names, such as are not to be mentioned within the reach of female ears, and that, too, before she said anything to him.

The case was dismissed.

Edward MAGUIRE, a tailor, sued George GALLOGLY, governor of Cavan gaol, for the sum of £1 12s. 6d., due to plaintiff for making clothes for defendant and his son.

MAGUIRE had, it appeared, been sentenced some short time since to a month's imprisonment with hard labor, and whilst undergoing his term of incarceration, had been employed in making clothes for the defendant, at which he was kept working longer than the regulated working hours of the prison.

Their Worships referred to the Act, which says that no person sentenced to hard labor shall be entitled to any profits arising out of his employment, which are, on the contrary, to be placed to the credit of the prison.

Mr. HICKSON asked Mr. GALLOGLY how he would account for the above sum?

Mr. GALLOGLY said it would be entered in the books of the prison, and made up with the accounts at the assizes.

Their Worships came to the conclusion that they had no jurisdiction in the matter, but thought the plaintiff should proceed by civil bill. They would therefore dismiss the case without prejudice.

The Queen v. John M'DOWAL

This was a charge against the defendant for having attempted to prevent his servant, a young man named James LATIMER, from attending to his duties as a militiaman during the late training.

LATIMER, who has since volunteered into the 10th Regiment, stated that Mr. M'DOWALL had recommended him to make a scratch on his leg, and tie a copper on it, which would prevent his passing the doctor.

Mr. THOMPSON read an extract from the Militia Act, by which it appears that any person attempting to prevent a militia-man from attending to his duties becomes liable to a penalty of £20.

Mr. M'DOWAL said he did not want LATIMER to absent himself from the training, and was only jesting when he told him to make the scratch on his leg.

The Bench, having cautioned Mr. M'DOWAL, ordered him to pay 2s. 6d. towards defraying LATIMER's expenses, who had come from Mullingar, where his regiment is stationed at present.

Charles CALDWELL, for being drunk on the fair night, was fined 2s. 6d., or forty-eight hours' imprisonment.

This terminated the business of the Court.


On the 16th instant, at the Phoenix Park, Dublin, Lady Naas, of a daughter.


On the 17th instant, at St. James's Church, London, by the Hon. and Rev. Sir Francis J. STAPLETON, Bart., uncle of the bride, Augustus Thomas HOTHAM, Esq., son of the late Hon. and Rev. Frederick HOTHAM, Prebendary of Rochester, to Anne Byam, second daughter of the late Hon. and Rev. Miles J. STAPLETON.


August 13, at the Cathedra Church, Killala, by the Very Rev. the Dean, Captain L. E. KNOX, 11th Regt., to Clara, second daughter of Captain Ernest KNOX, of Castlerea.


August 12, at Dovely's, Derbyshire, Mary Emily, the beloved wife of Captain HEYWOOD, of Hope End, Herefordshire, and youngest daughter of the Lord Bishop of Kilmore.

August 7, at his residence, Sligo, Thomas ROBERTSON, Esq., merchant.

August 4, in London, sincerely and deservedly regretted by a wide circle of relatives and friends, George CUFF, Esq., J.P., of Fulerswood Port, Black River, Jamaica, aged 42, second son of the late Michael CUFF, Esq., of Forthill, county Mayo, and Emmaus, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.

August 28, 1858

MURDER AT TOBBERCURRY--On Wednesday last, after the races, a quarrel broke out among some persons who had been present. It originated, we believe, in some trivial circumstances, and a person named KELLY struck another person named M'GETRICK, from which he died. An inquest was held yesterday.--Sligo Independent.

PAUPERS SHIPPED FROM AMERICA TO LIVERPOOL.--At a meeting of the Liverpool workhouse committee on Thursday, it was reported that during the week no fewer than thirty-five paupers had arrived in Liverpool from the United States. Of these twenty-nine were natives of Ireland, three of Germany, and three of England. Mr. DENTON, one of the members of the committee, stated that they had been shipped in one vessel, and that though their passage money had been paid by the American authorities, on their arrival, the paupers were quite destitute, and became chargeable upon the Liverpool parish. Mr. Denton also stated that seven of the persons were lunatics, and that their care and maintenance would cost the parish a great deal more than that of ordinary paupers. No definite action was taken upon the report.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN BELFAST.--On Saturday morning, about half-past six o'clock, a fire of a very destructive nature occurred in Smithfield. The large cabinet and upholstery concern of Mr. David RUDDELL has been completely destroyed. St. Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel, which adjoined Mr. RUDDELL's premises, has also suffered, but not to a serious extent. It appears that about the time mentioned above smoke was observed issuing from Mr. RUDDELL's place, and the alarm was at once raised. The fire-brigade, with their superintendent, Mr. COCKBURNE, and Chief Constable GREEN promptly repaired to the spot, and the supply of water being very good, the service of two engines were immediately put into operation. As soon as the alarm of fire was first raised, sixty men of the constabulary reserve force, stationed in Queen-street, under the command of Sub-Inspector KER and his subordinate, Head-Constable DELANY, quickly turned out, and having only a short distance to go, were present before the engines were ready to play upon the fire. At this stage, it was evident that all chances of saving Mr. RUDDELL's establishment were at an end; and it then became necessary to endeavour to save the chapel, the destruction of which also appeared imminent.........Mr. RUDDELL estimates the value of the property destroyed at £4,000, and his insurance in two offices--namely, the West of England and the Equitable, amount only to £1,000. All the books and property in his office have also been burnt. The injury done to the chapel will be fully covered by insurance with the Atlas Office. It did not transpire how the fire originated. The house property destroyed belonged to Mrs. MAGUIRE of Chapel-lane, who was Mr. RUDDEL's landlady, and it to some extent is covered by insurance.--Belfast Mercury.


Before Captain Carden

Constable M'ELNAY charged John HYLAND with having been in a state of "disorderly" drunkenness on the last fair night of this town, and with having attempted to interrupt the police in the discharge of their duty, in consequence of which he was taken into custody, and brought to the barrack, where, after they had taken his name, he was set at liberty.

Constable M'CAWLEY brought another charge against HYLAND for having, after he had obtained his freedom, went about the streets shouting, and calling the member of the "force" such insulting epithets as "Peelers," "Pig-boys," &c.

The defendant not being able to produce any evidence in his behalf, was sentenced to pay a fine of 5s. and costs for the first offence, and 1s. and costs for the second.

Constable M'CAWLEY preferred another charge of drunkenness, on the same night, against Bernard GALLIGAN, for which he was fined 2s. and costs.

Patrick MORROW, of Cavan, complained of Thomas HUGHES, for having stopped him in the street on Monday last, and struck him two or three times in the breast without any provocation.

HUGHES said he didn't strike MORROW, but merely stopped him, and wanted to know why it was he did not speak to him (HUGHES) as usual.

Fined 6d. and costs.

Patrick LACKEY, a most uncouth-looking specimen of humanity, whose head seemed to be vastly out of proportion with the dwarf-like trunk on which it was mounted, was brought up in custody, charged with having been absent from the late training of the Cavan Militia. The prisoner said he belonged to the Meath Militia, and had got his discharge from the Cavan regiment when he was about joining the Line in Belfast.

Head-Constable MOORE--Where is the discharge now?
Prisoner--I threw it to the winds; what use was it to me?
Head-Constable MOORE--You'll find that it would be of every use to you.
Prisoner--Why, what have they against me? Let them do their best, and prove that I wasn't discharged.
Captain CARDEN asked Color-Sergeant EDWARDS if the attestation papers could be procured?
Sergeant EDWARDS said they were in the Barrack, and he would, if requisite, go for them.

Captain Carden thought it would be advisable to have them produced.

The Sergeant consequently left the court, and after a short time returned with the documents, and placed them before his Worship.

Captain Carden (to LACKEY)--Here's your attestation papers.
Prisoner--Well, what about them?
Captain Carden--You not only absented yourself from the late training of the Cavan Militia, but you have, by your own admission, rendered yourself amenable for a much more serious offence, that of fraudulent enlistment.
Prisoner--They have no call to me. How could I attend both training at the same time?
Captain Carden--Did you attend the training of the Meath Militia?
Prisoner--I did.
Captain Carden--I must fine you £2, or a month's imprisonment in case the money be not paid.
Prisoner--You give me a month! for what? You might give me twelve of them an' I would thank you for it.

The prisoner was then removed.

A few trifling cases were next disposed of, and the court adjourned.


August 18, at Headford-place, Kells, the wife of J. S. DARLING, Esq., Teller in the National Bank, of a daughter.


On Tuesday, the 24th inst., at the parish church of Malahide, county Dublin, by the Rev. Joseph WRIGHT, A.M., Chaplain of the Dundalk Garrison, assisted by the Rev. L. KING, Incumbent of Malahide, Lindsay HALL, Esq., of North Great George's-st., Dublin, to Mary Church, eldest daughter of Edward MATHEWS, of LaMancha, Malahide.

On the 19th inst., in Ballingary Church, county Limerick, by the Rev. George Gough GUBBINS, father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Thomas WILLIS, Rector of Killeidy, and Rev. O.J. TIBEAUDO, uncles, the Rev. James H. M'COLLUM, A.M., Rector of St. Stephen's Toronto, Canada West, to Louisa Mary, eldest daughter of Rev. George G. GUBBINS, Rector of Ballingarry.

On the 6th instant, in the Scots Church, Cavan, by the Rev. Randal M'COLLUM, brother of the bride, Mr. Robert DAVIDSON, Dromod, Shircock, to Anne, fourth daughter of the late Mr. Hugh M'COLLUM, Coranure, Cavan.


August 19, Mary, the beloved wife of Richard COOTE, Lieut. in the Monaghan Militia, deservedly regretted by a numerous circle of friends.

August 18, at his residence, Dublin-st., Monaghan, aged 83 years, Mr. Alexander KING.

August 21, at his residence, East Bridge-st., Enniskillen, Mr. Thomas CROOKE, Chandler.

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