Cavan Observer
Published in Cavan, county Cavan
October 5, 1861


Magistrates present:--Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., Chairman; Nathaniel MONTGOMERY, and Andrew CARDEN, Esqrs.

Bridget M'KERNAN summoned Andrew Smith for having discharged her from his service,and to recover the amount of wages due to her. SMITH had a cross summons against her for having misconducted herself while in his service, by drunkenness, &c. Both cases were adjourned from the previous Court day. The girl produced her former master, who gave her an excellent character, and her sister, to prove that she was not drunk on the day SMITH turned her away. SMITH's statements were supported by his wife. The Court decreed SMITH for 2s. 6d. with 5s. costs.


The following Certificates were opposed:--

Mr. Phillip BRADY, Main-street--Sub-Inspector NAPIER said that 12 months ago he cautioned the applicant about the manner in which his house was conducted, and told him that he would be compelled to bring the case before the magistrates....The Court after some consideration refused the certificate--the Chairman informing Mr. BRADY that he could bring an appeal at the next Quarter Sessions.

Mr. James MALONE, Main-street--Sub-Inspector NAPIER stated that about half-past ten o'clock one night, he found a number of pickpockets and other bad characters seated in a back room in MALONE's house. MALONE said that this occurred on a fair night, and he thought the persons seen by Sub-Inspector NAPIER were some of those who kept (illegible). The Court granted the certificate, but cautioned MALONE to be more careful in future as to the persons frequenting his house.

Mr. Francis CAHILL, Carrickaboy--The opposition to this certificate was based on the fact that CAHILL's house is situated in a very lonely district...and that a riot and assault, for which some parties were imprisoned, occurred in it on a Sunday afternoon in August last.... As CAHILL received a high character, the Court, after cautioning him not to allow disorderly characters to assemble in his house, granted the certificate.

Mr. John MAGINNES, Main-street--The certificate was opposed under the following circumstances:--Two pickpockets, named Mary O'HARA and Thomas BOYD, were arrested lately in the county of Leitrim, on a charge of robbery, to which they pleaded guilty. As they produced a "character" from MAGINNES, they were remanded for further inquiries, and the police in Cavan communicated with. The police here, after making inquiries, wrote back that the prisoners, although not known to them by name, were suspected to belong to a well-know gang of pickpockets, that the night before they left Cavan they slept in a house frequented only by such characters, and that MAGINNES knew nothing of them...The Leitrim magistrates, on learning these facts, requested the police to mention them to the magistrates here when MAGINNES would apply for a renewal of his license....The Court, having heard his explanation, and as there was no complaint against his house, granted his certificate.

The other applications were unopposed.


Lurgan, Tuesday Evening--A rumour was generally credited to the effect that at the Petty Sessions to-day an application would be made by some of the Protestant party for summonses against Roman Catholics, for assaults committed at Derrymacash on the 13 July, 1860. The Court was very much crowded, and Mr. Patrick SHEALS, solicitor, Belfast, was specially retained for the purpose of watching the proceedings. The magistrates on the bench were--Mr. William M. MILLER, R.M.' Mr. John HANCOCK, and Mr. John W. GREER. After the usual business had been disposed of the applications were taken up. Alexander MURPHY, jun., applied for summonses against Charles M'CANN for having assaulted him with a stone near Mark ROONEY's corner, and against Terence M'ILDUFF, James DOON, Catherine DOON, and Alica M'ILDUFF, for having struck him at the entrance of Mr. FORDE's avenue. Edward CASSELLS, one of the men convicted at the last assizes for having been concerned in the affair, sought for a summons against Hugh M'CANN for assault; James GILKISON for a summons against Hugh M'DOWELL for a similar offence; Richard MURPHY for a summons against Denis STEWART, and John BOYD for a summons against Marty M'ILDUFF, both for assaults....The applicants were cross-examined at much length by the magistrates as to the part which they had taken in the affair, the parties by whom they had been assaulted, and the witnesses by whom the offences could be sustained. Their statements went to show that the Roman Catholics must have been lying in wait for them, and that fire-arms and stones were first used by that party before the Protestants struck any one. Some of them had not been with the processionists, but were walking quietly along the road with some females a short time afterwards when they were attacked....The magistrates then retired to their room, and on returning to court in a short, they announced that summonses would be granted in all cases.


for the Sale of BEER, SPIRITS, &c., by Retail...


No. Name, Residence, Parish, Barony

  1. BRADY, Hugh, Laragh, Laragh, Upper Loughtee
  2. FITZPATRICK, Phillip, Belturbet, Anna, Lower Loughtee
  3. GALLIGAN, Patrick, Cavan, 22 Main-street, Urney, Upper Loughtee
  4. KING, Felix, Belturbet, Anna, Lower Loughtee
  5. KENNEDY, James, Cavan, Main-street, Urney, Upper Loughtee
  6. M'BRIDE, Patrick, Cavan, No. 1, Bridge-street, Urney, Upper Loughtee
  7. M'LENNON, Mary, Cavan, 38, Bridge-street. Urney, Upper Loughtee.
  8. M'GUINNESS, William, Cavan, 69, Main-street, Urney, Upper Loughtee
  9. REILLY, Edward, Belturbet, Main-street, Anna, Lower Loughtee
  10. RUDDY, Anne, Cavan, 35 Bridge-street, Urney, Upper Loughtee
  11. SHERIDAN, James, Main-street of Kilnaleck, Crosserlough, Castleraghan
  12. SHERIDAN, Bernard, Cavan, 44, Main-street, Urney, Upper Loughtee
  13. THOMPSON, John, Belturbet, Main-street, Anna, Lower Loughtee
  14. TILSON, William, Cavan, Barrack-hill, Urney, Upper Loughtee

GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON, Clerk of the Peace, County, Cavan, 20th September 1861


  1. M'GAURAN, Hugh, Dowraw, Killinagh, Tullyhaw
  2. MAGUIRE, Charles, Swanlinbar, Kinawley, Tullyhaw
  3. SMYTH, Hugh, Belturbet, Main-street, Anna, Lower Loughtee

GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON, Clerk of the Peace, County Cavan, Cavan, 23rd September, 1861


  1. DALY, Joseph, Cootehill, Market-street, Drumgoon, Tullygarvey
  2. FOY, Charles, Cootehill, Old Cavan-street, Drumgoon, Tullygarvey
  3. LITTLE, James, Bailieborough, Market-street, Bailieborough, Clonkee
  4. DEVINS, John, Townland of Leiter, Enniskeen, Clonkee
  5. MAXWELL, Henry, Bailieborough, Market-street, Bailieborough, Clonkee
  6. M'CAFFREY, Bernard, Shercock, Shercock, Clonkee
  7. M'MINN, William, Bailieborough, Bailieborough, Clonkee.

GUSTAVUS TUITE DALTON, Clerk of the Peace, County Cavan, Cavan, 27th September, 1861

October 12, 1861


Richard HICKS was fined in the costs for keeping a dung heap on the public street.

James MORROW was fined in the costs for leaving his ass and cart on the public street without any person in charge of them.

Michael MAGUIRE and Hugh FARRELLY were each fined in the costs for obstructing the thoroughfare by selling lime in the Main street, and his Worship told them he would bring the subject before the Town Commissioners, at their next meeting, and request them to name a place at which lime can be sold in future.

There were no other cases for hearing.


Magistrates present:--Captain CARDEN, Chairman, Hon. Richard MAXWELL, and William Murray HICKSON, Esq., R.M.

There were a few cases of drunkenness, trespass, &c., but no case of any interest except one in which a man name Owen FARRELLY summoned a little girl named Catherine REILLY for stealing some milk. She had a charge of assault and a claim for £1 wages against him. Mr. M'GAURAN appeared for FARRELLY and Mr. KNIPE for the little girl. It appeared the little girl had been servant to FARRELLY, and a woman also in his service, charged her with milking the cows, when herding, and appropriating some of the milk to her own use, she also alleged that the child had stolen some articles of wearing apparel. FARRELLY had beaten the poor child in a dreadful manner with a heavy whip, leaving her entire body marked with bruises, and it was also stated that he struck her on the head with a part of tongs. The Court, after a careful hearing of the case, stated that, although there might be some foundation for the charge of milking the cows, nothing could excuse the savage assault committed by FARRELLY upon the child. They, therefore, ordered him to pay her 10s. wages, with 2s. 6d. costs, and fined him 5s. costs, for the assault.


The October Quarter Session for this division of the county commenced on Tuesday before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Chairman of the county of Cavan.


The first called was that of James M'GUARAN, farmer, for whom Mr. KNIPE appeared.

Mr. John ARMSTRONG appeared on behalf of James M. BARRON, James JOHNSTON, and James LANG. His clients did not want to have M'GAURAN become an insolvent, being willing to give him, in Court, a sum of £70--£20 more than his schedule debts--for his interest in some land and run the risk of being refused to be accepted as tenants by the landlord--M'GAURAN had promised at the last Sessions to make a settlement before the present time, but did not do so.

Mr. KNIPE said his client had received a notice to quit, and therefore had no interest in the land. After some discussion, his Worship referred the case to the Chief Clerk, to appoint an assignee.

In Re Phillip REILLY

Mr. Knipe appeared for the insolvent. Mr. James Armstrong appeared on behalf of Mr. Wm. HAGUE, and Mr. TULLY opposed on behalf of Hugh DOLAN and Jane DOLAN. The case was postponed to next Quarter Sessions, in consequence of an error in the affidavit.

In Re Patrick PLUNKETT

Mr. Knipe appeared for the insolvent, and applied for a postponement. His client became security in the sum of £87 for a man named REILLY, tenant to a Mr. LYNCH, by putting his name to a bill for rent due by REILLY, and, if REILLY were allowed time he would be able to pay the amount of the bill in November next.

There were a few unopposed insolvent cases, but no other cases in which opposition was made.

The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury after two or three insolvent cases had been heard:--Thomas HARTLY, Esq., Foreman; Edward KENNEDY, William Moore BLACK, Henry DOUGLAS, Francis Edward HUDDLESTON, John DAVIS, John GANNON, John PRUNTY, Alexander KETTYLE, James HARTLY, John MURPHY, James BLACK, and Robert BUCHANAN, Esqrs.

His Worship said he wished to make one observation to the Grand Jury before they retired. There was a case to come before them in which a previous conviction was to be proved The name of the prisoner did not correspond with that under which the conviction was had, but a government officer would be produced to prove the identity. In another case, one of the Grand Jury was prosecutor, and the bill in that case should be signed by twelve members of the jury, and not by the gentleman who was prosecutor in the case.

The Grand Jury then retired to consider their findings, and the Court having disposed of the applications for spirit licenses, proceeded to hear the


Philip M'GARAHAN, Michael M'GARAHAN, Patrick SHERIDAN, Philip BAXTOR, Michael SMITH, and Philip BAXTER were placed at the bar, having been out on bail.

Mr. Benjamin ARMSTRONG, Crown Solicitor, said that on the night of the 2nd instant, a very serious riot and affray had taken place in the town of Ballinagh, which was not, unfortunately, as quiet a district as could be wished. A great number of persons were stripped and fighting on the streets. The prisoners were found on the streets at the time, but he did not intend to press the charge against them, in the hope that it would be a warning to them not to place themselves in a similar position in future.

The prisoners were then discharged, after being cautioned by his Worship.

In the charge of butter fraud, brought by Mr. Arthur ELLIS against a man named Bernard HEEL (the particulars of which appeared in a former publication), the Crown Solicitor announced that there would be no prosecution.

In the cases of the Queen at the prosecution of Philip LYONS, of Shankill, for an assault upon Elizabeth COLWELL, and Ellen KENNEDY against Bridget KENNEDY, no bills were found, as the prosecutors did not attend.

Hugh CLIFFORD was indicted for having at Ballyconnell, on the 8th of April last, stolen a sum of 20l., the property of the Lords Commissioners of the Royal Hospital for Soldiers at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex.

The Crown Solicitor prosecuted. The prisoner was undefended. On being asked to plead, he said he was "Guilty of part--the rest of it belonged to him." He is a very old man, apparently not less than 70 years of age.

Captain WRIGHT, Staff Officer, was the first witness. He deposed as follows:--On the 8th of April I went to Ballyconnell, to pay the pensioners there; I paid them in the court house; I had 5l., 3l., and 2l. notes of the Cavan branch of the Provincial Bank; I placed each class of notes in a separate packet on the table of the Courthouse; the packets of notes were at my right hand side--the farthest from me being the 5l. notes; I knew the prisoner Hugh CLIFFORD; he is a pensioner; he came to received his pension...I gave him the sum of 2l. note and 5s. 6d. in silver; I placed this sum on the right side of the table, partly touching the packet of 5l....about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after I paid CLIFFORD; he was amongst the very first I paid; he was gone before I missed the notes; I called all the pensioners back, and told them that I missed some money; I did not tell them the amount of money...His Worship then charged the jury, who returned a verdict of guilty, without leaving the box.

His Worship asked Captain WRIGHT did he know anything of the previous character of the prisoner. Captain WRIGHT said that he made inquiries, and was informed that the prisoner was a man of immoral and vicious character, and a priest had told him that the prisoner had been compelled to leave his parish in consequence of his bad character. (Because of the prisoner's "great age") the prisoner prevented (his Worship) giving him a heavier punishment than that he was about to inflict--namely six months' imprisonment, with hard labour--of such a nature as a man of his age could bear.

Elizabeth MAGUIRE and Bridget REILLY were indicted for having, at Cavan, on the 10th of September, stolen two mantles, value 30s, and a quantity of alpaca, value 5s., the property of Mr. John GANNON. The prisoners pleaded guilty.

Elizabeth MAGUIRE was further indicted for that she at Cavan, on the 18th October, 1848, was tried and convicted of a felony; and Bridget REILLY was further indicted for that she, on the 2nd of January, 1854, was tried and convicted of a felony. To these convictions the prisoners also pleaded guilty.

Mr. George Robert GALOGLY, Governor of the Gaol, stated that the prisoners were discharged in October last, after serving four years' penal servitude, for a felony of which they were convicted in the County Fermanagh, and that they were persons of very bad character, and known as robbers for the past 15 years.

His Worship sentenced the prisoners to four years' penal servitude each.

John WILSON was indicted having, at Cavan, on the 27th of August last, attempted to steal a sum of money, the property of Mr. William HAGUE. The prisoner, who was undefended, pleaded not guilty.

William DUFFY deposed that he saw the prisoner stretched across Mr. Hague's counter, with his hand in the till, but he was not sure whether there was any money in the till.

His Worship said the jury should acquit the prisoner...The jury accordingly returned a verdict of acquittal and his Worship told the prisoner that he might congratulate himself upon his fortunate escape. The prisoner was then discharged.

John SHERIDAN was indicted for having, at Annagelliffe, on the 18th of September last, assaulted John SHERIDAN. The prisoner is an idiot, and was committed for trial at the Cavan Petty Sessions Court on the informations of the prosecutor, who is his father. He pleaded not guilty, and replied naturally enough to the questions of his Worship. The case was postponed until next Quarter Sessions.

John CAULFIELD, Terence M'CAULL, Patrick RUDDEN, Michael DUFFY, Patrick BRADY, Patrick M'CABE, and some others not yet amenable were indicted for the riot and attack upon the police at Redhills, on the 28th June. There were three counts in the indictment. The particulars of the case appeared in our report of the proceedings before the magistrates at Belturbet. The jury acquitted Patrick BRADY, Patrick RUDDEN, and Patrick M'CABE, and returned a verdict of guilty against Terence M'CAULL, John CAULFIELD, and Patrick DUFFY.

His Worship sentenced M'CAULL to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for two months, and the others to a fortnight's imprisonment each, with hard labour.

James GOODWIN was arraigned for an assault upon Constable M'ILWAINE, and having a stone in his hand with intent to commit an assault, at Redhills, on the 13th of July. He pleaded not guilty, and the Crown declined to prosecute.

Bernard SMITH was indicted for having at Keadue on the 13th of July, assaulted Felix M'KIERNAN, so as to endanger his life, and with having, at the same time and place, committed a common assault upon Felix M'KIERNAN. The particulars of this case appeared in the OBSERVER on two or three occasions.

His Worship suggested that the case was one in which it would be better for the prisoner to give the prosecutor some compensation...the amount of compensation to be left to the jury, who returned a verdict for £15....

His Worship then discharged the Petty Jury from further attendance.

October 19, 1861


Magistrates present:--T. THOMPSON and Wm. BABINGTON, Esqrs.

Patrick KELLAGHER was fined 1s. and costs for having been drunk in the public street at Butlersbridge.

Ellen BRADY was fine 1s. and costs for allowing three pigs to wander on the public road at Laragh.

Patrick SMITH was fined 5s. and costs for riding furiously through Stradone.

Patrick BEGGAN, of Crossreagh, was summoned by the police for having been found partially undressed, and in a fighting position, on the public road. He stated that he only acted in self-defence, as he had been followed and assaulted by another man. The case was postponed for a week, to give him an opportunity of summoning his assailant.

Andrew SMITH, of Tullyin, summoned Mr. H. NESBITT, for allowing eight head of cattle to trespass on and injure his flax. The case was referred by consent, to the decision of Mr. JOHNSTON, Ballyhaise.

Mary TACKNEY was charged with having, at Cavan, on the 8th of October, stolen 5d., the property of Catherine MURRAY, of Annageliffe.

It appeared from the evidence that the prosecutrix was standing at the corner of Bridge-street...having 4d. in silver and two half-pence in her pocket. She found the prisoner's hand in her pocket. She immediately caught the prisoner, who struck her...On being searched at the police barrack, 14½d. in coppers were found in the prisoner's pocket and the fourpenny piece in her mouth. The prosecutrix identified one of the halfpence found in the prisoner's pocket.

The prisoner (who had a child in her arms)...said she was a native of Mohill, and reared in Omagh, and came to Cavan to look for her husband...The Court sentenced her to three months' imprisonment, with hard labour.

A charge of furious driving brought against a Mr. WALPOLE, of Arvagh, was "nilled".

Constable SHEALDS summoned Anne LEMON for having been drunk in the streets of Cavan on the 31st of August last, on which occasion he arrested her, and afterwards discharged her, with the intention of summoning her, but she left Cavan. Miss LEMON pleaded a long course of previous sobriety, and was let off without a fine.

Sub-Inspector NAPIER said the police had received instructions to bring all such cases before the Borough Court in the future.

Joseph PRATT had a civil bill process against Mr. George BUCHANAN for 5s., balance of 15s., earned by drawing bricks. The case was postponed for further evidence.

A woman named M'KERNAN applied to have her son committed as a dangerous lunatic. She was directed to swear informations against him.

The Court then rose.


These Sessions commenced on Tuesday last, before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Chairman of the county. There were two hundred civil bills, eleven ejectments, nine Crown cases, one appeal from magistrates' decision, and one legacy case.

Among the civil bills were a number of actions for loss and damage against mill-owners, owing to floods. His Worship ruled that he had no jurisdiction, as a question of title was at issue.

In Crown cases there was one of cow-stealing, one of sacrilege, by stealing from the chapel of Kill, near Cootehill, the cup and linen of the altar. The prisoner, Margaret M'MAHON, of Cootehill, was found guilty, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment, with hard labour. Margaret SMITH, of Cootehill, was acquitted of a charge of larceny from the person of a man named BRUCK. Michl. COCHRANE was found guilty of stealing one cow in June last, and two cows in July. He was sentenced to six months' imprisonment in each case, with hard labour.

On Thursday the revision of voters commenced and a good number was added to the Conservative strength.


We regret to be compelled to record another fatal accident on the works of the Cavan and Clones Railway. On Thursday evening a boy named Michael ALLEN was unyoking a horse from one of the waggons, when he slipped and fell. The waggon rolled over his body, inflicting terrible injuries upon the abdomen and thighs. He was brought into the County Infirmary about seven o'clock, but the injuries sustained by him precluded all chance of recovery. Deceased was a native of Butlersbridge (near which village the accident occurred), and was only about fifteen years of age. The body was removed to Butlersbridge on yesterday, for the purpose of having an inquest held upon it.


Bell's Circus company visited Cavan on Tuesday, and pitched their tent in a field adjoining the Railway road. The prospect of seeing the lions and elephants accompanying the troupe was the means of brining into Cavan hundreds of zoologically-disposed rustics--some of whom came distances of six and even seven miles! The town was more crowded than on a fair day, and the public houses were extensively patronised. The company only gave one performance--an evening one--an accident to some of their waggons having prevented them of giving a day performance, as announced in their advertisements.

October 26, 1861


Magistrates present:--Theophilus THOMPSON, William BABINGTON, and Andrew CARDEN, Esqrs.

Patrick BEGGAN was charged with having been partially undressed, and in a fighting position, on the public road near Ballyhaise on the evening of Sunday, the 6th instant. The defence made by BEGGAN was that, having been followed and struck by a man named HEUSTON, he stripped for the purpose of fighting without endangering his garments. The case was postponed on the previous Court day in order to give him an opportunity of summoning his assailant--a privilege which he availed himself of. It appeared that BEGGAN, HEUSTON, and some others were drinking in Ballyhaise, when the conversation turned upon personal prowess--BEGGAN proclaiming himself to be the best boxer in the room, and HEUSTON denying his claim to that title. The discussion was continued on their route when to terminate it, HEUSTON gave BEGGAN a "trip". This brought the matter to a crisis. Seconds were appointed, the combatants stripped, and the fight was about to commence, when the police were heard approaching, and all took to their heels except BEGGAN, who was captured in a state of semi-nudity. As there was nothing premeditated in the transaction--they being both young men of good character, and previously friendly with each other--the Court dismissed the case against BEGGAN, fined HEUSTON 6d. and costs, and cautioned them against whiskey-drinking and quarrelling.

A young lad name John DUFFY was charged with furious riding.

Matthew MALONY (service to Mr. THOMPSON, J.P.) proved the case. On Sunday morning he saw the defendant riding a pony belonging to Mrs. HOUGHTON, near the corner of the Ballyhaise road. The pony was very restive, rearing and kicking violently. Mr. O'BRIEN's boy came up at the same time, riding a jennet, and defendant proposed that they should have a race. Mr. O'BRIEN's boy replied that he had no rod, but one having been procured, they started. Defendant's pony jumped on top of a child who was standing on the footpath, and then galloped along the road with his companion. When they came back witness took the pony, and brought it to Mr. THOMPSON, who directed him to give it in charge of the police.

Mr. THOMPSON said that he saw the defendant riding in a most furious manner five days previously, and cautioned him against doing so. On Saturday night he nearly rode over a child, and was a terror to the town by his furious riding. Constable M'ANEA said that Dr. MEAZE had complained to the police of defendant's furious riding on Sunday.

Dr. BABINGTON, after pointing out to defendant the serious nature of the offence of which he had been guilty, informed him that he should pay the full penalty of 20s., or be imprisoned for one months. He was taken into custody.

James COSGRAVE summoned John COSGRAVE for having, on the 3rd inst., trespassed on his bog, and cut and carried away a quantity of rushes. The CONSGRAVES are tenants to Lord Lanesborough, hold a farm in co-partnership with some others, and, as usual in such circumstances, have occasional disputes about their respective rights. The case was referred to Mr. Thomas REILLY, under agent to Lord Lanesborough.

Mary PATTERSON, Honora SMITH, Alice REILLY, Mary SMITH, and Esther EDMUNDSON were charged with having trespassed upon the lands of Robert BURROWES, Esq., J.P., D.L., near Stradone, and broken and injured a tree, his property. Only one of the defendants appeared. Service of the summonses was proved in the other cases, except one, which was "nilled" in consequence of defective service.

Mr. BURROWES' caretaker proved the cases. He caught one of the defendants perched up in a Scotch fir tree, breaking the branches, and another picking them up as they fell to the ground. Much injury had been done to the plantations and fences by trespassers. Mr. Burrowes always cuts timber in the winter, and allows people to gather the brushwood, provided they ask permission to do so.

The Court fined the defendants 5s. each, with costs.

Joseph PRATT had a civil bill process against Mr. George BUCHANAN for 5 s., balance of 15 s., earned by drawing bricks for defendant, at 5s. per thousand. The case was postponed from last Court day.

The Summons Server stated that PRATT could not attend, as his brother was dead. The Court, being in possession of the main facts, decided upon hearing the case.

Mr. BUCHANAN stated that he purchased a quantity of bricks from a man named BAXTER, for the purposes of some work he was doing for Wm. A. MOORE, Esq., J.P. A man named FENNER drew the bricks for him at 4s. per thousand. BAXTER recommended him to hire PRATT to draw the bricks, as he would draw them at 3s. 6d. per thousand. He hired PRATT on the understand that he wold draw the bricks on the terms stated by BAXTER, and paid him at that rate for three loads, with the exception of 6d.

FENNER corroborated defendant's statement that he drew the bricks for him at 4s. per thousand. BAXTER deposed that the agreement made with plaintiff for defendant was 4s. 6d. per thousand. The Court gave a decree for 3s. 6d. being at the rate of 4s. 6d. per thousand.

The Court then rose.


An inquest was held before Wm. POLLOCK, Esq., Coroner, on Saturday last, at the house of Mr. Hugh BRADY, publican, Butlersbridge, on the body of Michael ALLEN, who died at the County Infirmary, in consequence of injuries received by him whilst working on the Cavan and Clones line of railway near Butlersbridge. The jury were "hard to get and heavy to hold"--two or three of them appearing to think it too bad that they should be called upon to listen to or investigate any evidence concerning the death of their unfortunate young fellow-townsman. One juror, indeed, thought the investigation so unnecessary that he took advantage of a favourable opportunity, and walked away in the middle of evidence......When about to enter the room where the body of deceased lay coffined, the jury were confronted by his brother, who, armed with a pitchfork, swore that no one should enter the room, or touch the body of deceased. Remonstrances proving of no avail, he had to be forcibly disarmed and carried out of the house by the Constabulary...The deceased appeared to have been a fine young lad of about sixteen years of age....Some of the witnesses examined gave their evidence with great reluctance, because the Coroner refused to give them a day's wages each--one witness, a man name O'DONNELL, threatening to bring the Coroner before the "Bench of Crowns" unless his demand for payment were complied with!

Dr. MEAZE stated that when he saw the deceased at the Infirmary he was quite cold; he had to pulse at his wrist;; the "beating" of his heart was not discernible, and, notwithstanding the application of stimulants, he never rallied; he bled profusely...death was caused by the shock to the nervous system and hemorrhage resulting from injuries received. None of the witnesses saw the accident occur, or could explain how it happened. No blame was attachable to the waggoner, Daniel O'BRIEN. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony, and that they had no evidence to show that blame was attachable to any person.



Sale on the 12th day of November, 1861

In the Matter of the Estate of


Owner and Petitioner

The Honourable Judge LONGFIELD will, on Tuesday, the 12th day of November, 1861, at the hour of Twelve o'clock Noon at the Landed Estates Court, Four Court, Dublin, SELL, in TWO LOTS, part of the Lands of Cornaguinia and Shranadara, containing 151a. 0r. 28p. statute measure, held under lease for lives renewable for ever, bearing date 31st July, 1734, at the yearly rent of £51 sterling, late currency, situate in the Barony of Tullyhaw, and County of Cavan.


Sale on Thursday, the 7th day of November, 1861

In the Matter of the Estate of


Owner and Petitioner

To be sold, before the Hon. Judge DOBBS, by Public Auction, at the Landed Estates Court, Four Courts, Dublin, on Thursday, the 7th day of November ,1861, at Noon, the following valuable Fee-simple Estate, situate in the Barony of Cremorne, and County of Monaghan..

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