Cavan Observer
Published in Cavan, county Cavan
January 4, 1862



In the Matter of the Estate of



In the Matter of the Estate of


GEORGE LONG, Petitioner

TO BE SOLD before the Hon. Judge DOBBS, in the Landed Estates Court, Dublin, on Thursday, the 23rd day of January, 1862, at the hour of 12 o'clock noon, the following Lands and Premises, situate in the barony of Clonkee and county of Cavan, in Four Lots, viz:--


The Lands of Corravilla and Miltown, containing 223a., 0r., 30p., statute measure, held in fee. Profit rent, £150 10s 2d.


The Lands of Courilyranahan, otherwise Corrovillaranahan, otherwise Lower Corraville, containing 211a., 1r., 19p., statute measure, held under an agreement for a lease for ever. Profit rent, £147 10s 1d.


A divided moiety of the Lands of Upper Corravilla, containing 137a. 0r 38p, statute measure, held for the life of the owner, now aged about 60 years. Profit rent, £53 9s 9d.


The House and Lands of Drumhilla, otherwise Fairfield, containing 50a. 0r. 5p, statute measure, held under two leases for three lives, all in being. Profit rent, £10 2s 3d.

Dated this 12th day of December, 1861 C. E. DOBBS, Examiner


On Sunday morning, the 15th ultimo, Constables DONOHO, RUTHERFORD, SMITH, ROONEY, and CRANSTON, of Ballinagh station, proceeded to the townland of Killedream, district of Arvagh, sub-district of Dundevan, and on the farm of a man named BANNON they found concealed under ground five barrels, containing upwards of 180 gallons of mort or wash, just ready for distilling; quite convenient they found a still-house (showing every sign of illicit distillation), all of which they destroyed. This is the second seizure made by this zealous and efficient party within the last month in the Arvagh district. The case will be tried at next petty sessions at Kilnaleck.--Correspondent.


Before P. M. MURPHY, Esq., Q.C., Chairman of the County of Cavan

His Worship entered the Court shortly after ten o'clock on Monday....The following gentlemen were then sworn on the Grand Jury:--Edward KENNEDY, Esq., Foreman; William Moore BLACK, Henry DOUGLAS, James HARTLEY, Alexander KETTYLE, Edward FEGAN, Francis Edward HUDDLESTON, Hugh PORTER, Phillip SMITH, Henry NESBITT, David BIGGER, James BLACK, and William Humphry NESBITT, Esqrs.

The bills were then given in charge to them and the Grand Jury retired to consider their findings, after which the applications for spirit licenses were disposed of. There were three applications for Belturbet--Michael DOHERTY, Market-square; Margaret MURPHY, Barrackhill, and John SHENAN, Lower Bridge-street. The two former were granted, and the latter refused, as his certificate was not signed by two county magistrates, the signatures to it being those of John ROGERS, Esq., J.P., and P. E. M'CABE, Esq., the borough magistrate. In the course of the day, however, David FINLAY, Esq., J.P., signed the certificate, and the application was granted. There was one application for Ballyconnell, but the applicant did not attend. There was no application for Cavan.

The petty jury were next called....

John SHERIDAN, Michael REILLY, Thos. M'VEETY, and Henry M'VEETY, were indicted for having at Mullahoran, on the 27th of November last, with others, riotously assembled, and caused a riot and affray, for having, at same time and place, assaulted James HANNON, so as to cause him actual bodily harm, and for a common assault on James HANNON.

The prisoners (who had been out on bail) pleaded not guilty.

Mr. Benjamin ARMSTRONG, Crown Solicitor, prosecuted, and Mr. John ARMSTRONG appeared for the defence.

The prosecutor was coming from the fair of Kilgola on the day named in the indictment. When within a short distance of his own house he went into a public house kept by a person named DALY. The prisoners were drinking there. He knew non of them except REILLY, and he asked him if he intended to go home soon, as he was a neighbour. REILLY replied that he would go in a few minutes. He again asked him to go home a couple of times afterwards, upon which one of the prisoners asked "Don't you think he is in good company?" The prosecutor replied "I often saw him in better," or words to that effect. Angry words followed, and Mrs. DALY, the publican, requested the prosecutor not to be raising a disturbance in her house. He said he would not, and left the house....Prosecutor stated that he went to a miller's house after leaving DALY's, and remained there for half an hour; that he was walking towards his own house....when the prisoners came up to him, and attacked him with whips; that they left him weltering in his blood on the roadside until a neighbour came to his assistance; that he was under medical treatment for a long time, and still suffers greatly from the injuries inflicted by the prisoners....The defence was that the prosecutor attacked the prisoners on the road as they were proceeding towards their own home after leaving DALY's; that some others were lying in wait and coming to his assistance....The jury, after a long deliberation, acquitted the prisoners.

Hugh DOGHERTY, John DOGHERTY, and Patrick DOGHERTY were indicted for an assault on Patrick MURRAY, at Arvagh, in the month of November last. Mr. KNIPE appeared for the prisoners, and applied for a postponement of the case.

The Court granted the application, the prisoners to enter into fresh bail before Mr. HICKSON, R.M., at Arvagh.

James MURRAY was indicted for an assault on Thomas BRADY, near Cavan, on the 14th November, the particulars of which were published in our Petty Sessions report.

The Crown Solicitor applied for and obtained a postponement of the case on the ground that there were others implicated in the assault not yet amenable.

John WALLACE was indicted for stealing a quantity of potatoes, near Ballyconnell. The Crown Solicitor stated that the potatoes originally belonged to the prisoner, but had been seized by the prosecutor--a man named M'DERMOTT--under a Quarter Sessions decree, and the prisoner was accused of having dug and carried away a portion of them after such seizure. On the part of the Crown, he did not think it necessary to press the case. The prosecution was accordingly withdrawn, and the prisoner discharged.

John and Mary BRADY were indicted for taking forcible possession of a house near Ballyjamesduff, in November last.

Mr. KNIPE, on the part of the prisoners, stated that some time ago the prisoners made a conditional sale of their house, for £40, to a man named SHEERAN, and went to America. On their return from America, SHEERAN would not adhere to his agreement by giving up the house, a receiving back his £40. The case was one which should be left to arbitration and could be easily settled if the prosecution were withdrawn. The Crown Solicitor did not oppose the application, and the prosecution was withdrawn--the prisoners to remain in custody until they have paid back the £10 to SHEERAN.

Thomas CAROLAN was indicted for having, on the 11th of September 1860, near Kilnaleck, assaulted Jas. FLOOD, so as to cause him actual bodily harm. Mr. KNIPE defended the prisoner.

It appeared that immediately after the assault the prisoner was summoned before the magistrates at Kilnaleck, but he case was left to the arbitration of two neighbours, who awarded a sum of 30s. as compensation to FLOOD. This award did not satisfy FLOOD's friends, and as he became very ill, they against summoned CAROLAN. It was under this summons that informations were taken against him. For the defence a certificate was read by Dr. M. MOORE, stating that FLOOD's illness was caused by consumption, and not by the assault.

His Worship fined the prisoner £1 (to be given to FLOOD), or, in default, one month's imprisonment with hard labour. The fine was paid.

William BEAUFIELD was indicted for having, at Ballyjamesduff, on the 19th of November, 1861, assaulted Christopher SHERIDAN, so as to cause him grievous bodily harm.

The assault took place in a lodging house at Ballyjamesduff. The prisoner is a shoemaker, and the prosecutor a tailor. The injuries sustained by the prosecutor were principally scalp wounds, and Dr. MAWHINNY proved that they were such as might be inflicted by an awl which was found in the prisoner's possession when he was arrested by Constable CONN.

The prisoner (who was undefended) was found guilty, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Margaret M'MAHON was indicted for having, on the 13th of October last, stolen two candlesticks from the Roman Catholic chapel of Drumurry, near Cootehill, and with having them in her possession, at Cootehill, on the following day, knowing them to have been stolen.

The prisoner was undefended. She was sentenced to six months imprisonment at the last Cootehill Quarter Sessions for stealing a jug and plate from the altar, and the curtain of the singing box of Drumurry chapel, and from the evidence adduced on her trial then, the candlesticks were traced to her possession, and found in her trunk.

The jury convicted her on the second count, and she was sentenced to undergo three months' imprisonment at the expiration of her former sentence.

John SHERIDAN, a lunatic, was indicted for an assault upon his father. The evidence of Doctor MEAZE satisfied the jury that the prisoner was incapable of pleading to the indictment, and he was, therefore, sent back to prison.

This closed the Crown business.


The following was the only appeal heard:--

Phillip BRADY, appellant; William Ramsay NAPIER, Esq., S.I.C., respondent

Mr. M'GAURAN appeared for the appellant, and said that his client was a most respectable trader, carrying on business as a publican and grocer, &c., in the Main-street, Cavan, and who, at the Petty Sessions previous to the last October Quarter Sessions was refused the necessary certificate for the renewal of his license, in consequence of a statement made by the respondent, Sub-Inspector NAPIER. There was no charge against the appellant himself and the opposition to the renewal of his license was chiefly on the ground that a row had occurred in his yard at the May fair, at which the police were observed a little, but appellant was in no way responsible for that, as he did all in his power to quell the disturbance, and even went for the police...Sub-Inspector NAPIER said that he had nothing to say against the personal character of appellant, whom he knew to be a most respectable man. At the Petty Sessions he stated that he had been obliged to speak to him frequently during last eight or nine years about the manner in which his house was conducted...(much discussion).

His Worship said that appellant should get his renewal, trusting that he would be cautious as to the class of persons he allowed to drink in his house, and stating that no imputation could be attached to Sub-Inspector NAPIER, who acted very properly in the matter.

The undefended civil bills were then gone into, and occupied the Court for the remainder of the evening

His Worship entered Court shortly after nine o'clock on Tuesday, and at a similar hour on the following day. He was assisted on both days by several magistrates. The following are some of the civil bills hears:--

George BEATTY v. Richard LANG

This was an action for £2, value of a coat, the property of plaintiff, given in charge to defendant by one Patrick M'ATEE, on the 1st of October, which coat defendant retained, and converted to his own use and benefit. The plaintiff is a respectable farmer, residing in the neighbourhood of Crossdoney, and on the 1st of October he left his horse and cart, with some butter, and an overcoat, in the yard attached to Mrs. PATTERSON's public house in this town........His Worship dismissed the case, without costs, as he considered that there was no legal responsibility proved against LANG.

William BRADY, of Ennishbeg, farmer, v. Henry GREEN and Charles KING, having an office in the County of Cavan, Railway Contractors.

The process was brought for the recovery of £12, loss and damage plaintiff sustained by reason of defendants, by their servants and workmen, having, in October last, trespassed on and sunk a certain pit in plaintiff's land....After hearing the evidence of plaintiff and Mr. M'CREAGH, the defendant's engineer, his Worship "nilled" the process.

Joseph JACKSON v. John STORY

The process was brought to recover £10, loss and damage sustained by plaintiff, in consequence of defendant having knocked him down on the public road at Dernaweel. Defendant was riding one horse and leading another; plaintiff was walking in advance of him; and one of the horses having knocked against him, he was knocked down, but he sustained no bodily injury whatever, and defendant swore that he called to plaintiff to get out of the way before his horse knocked him down. His Worship considered that the knocking down was mere accidental--not the result of any carelessness on the part of the defendant--and "nilled" the case.

Patrick BRADY, of Annageliffe v. John M'NIBO

The process was brought for the recovery of £4, amount of loss and damage sustained by plaintiff in consequence of defendant having sold him a cow, warranted to give twelve quarts of milk daily, at the fair of Crossdoney, on the 26th of August, for £5 5s., which cow did not give milk, and was sickly and in ill health. The defence was that the cow was sold to plaintiff for (illegible), and not milking purposes. The cow was in plaintiff's possession for three months, and then sold by him for £5 14s. 6d. His Worship gave a decree for £1 10s, the cost of three months' grazing.

Francis M'CABE v. John AYLMER

The process was for the recovery of £8 balance of £20 given to defendant for the possession of a house in (illegible) street. Mr. M'CABE is a merchant residing in this town, and wishing to have a pass to his own premises,he purchased from defendant (who kept an oyster shop) the good will of the house in which he resided. Defendant was a tenant from year to year to Lord Farnham, and had given £12 for the good will of the previous tenant, a man named FLOOD. Plaintiff alleged that defendant gave him to understand just Lord Farnham would accept him as a tenant, but this was denied by defendant, who alleged that the sale of possession was unconditional. Lord Farnham promised the house to another tenant; could not accept plaintiff as tenant, but his lordship's agent gave him £12 for possession of the house. A jury was sworn to try the case, and they found that plaintiff had to run his chance in the bargain. The case was accordingly dismissed.


This was a process for £2 19s 6d, money of plaintiff's given in charge to defendant, which defendant retained and converted to his own use. Plaintiff is a cattle dealer, and defendant keeps a public house in the town of Ballyconnell. It was alleged by plaintiff that defendant asked him into his house to "treat" him and, after they had a couple of glasses of whiskey each, defendant gave him something out of a "precious bottle," the contents of which he stated were for private friends; that this mysterious liquid made him drunk and stupid almost immediately, and that then in compliance with defendant's request, he gave him 6 10s to keep for him, out of which defendant returned only 4l on next day. Defendant's account of the transaction was that plaintiff gave him 6l in charge, and that after plaintiff had been drinking for nearly twenty four hours--in his house, he returned him 5l 13s 6d in presence of his servant girl and the Head Constable of Ballyconnell--plaintiff making no complaint until the following day. His servant girl corroborated him.

Patrick M'ANENY v. James CLARKE

This was a process for £12 10s, loss and damages sustained by plaintiff, in consequence of defendant having sold him at the fair of Clones, a mare warranted sound and to draw peaceably in harness. The plaintiff required the mare to draw road stuff--he being a road contractor, and he alleged that as the mare would not draw in harness, he had to serve notice on defendant, and then "cant" the mare, his brother being the purchaser. Plaintiff gave £9 for the mare; his brother gave £7 15s for her, and was afterwards offered £9 15s for her, yet the sum claimed for "loss and damages" was £12 10s. His Worship regretted that he could not give treble costs, as he considered it a very bad case, and dismissed it on the merits, with costs.

Francis STOREY v. John RORKE

An ejectment for recovery of possession, on notice to quit, for defendant's holding at Dowra. The defendant pleaded that he purchased from a former tenant, named REYNOLDS, with the knowledge of the plaintiff, REYNOLDS having purchased from a previous tenant, named ROONEY, who held under a lease made between him and plaintiff's father for the life of ROONEY; that the lease was handed over to defendant at the time of his purchase; that ROONEY is still alive, and residing in America; that, by the burning of a house held by defendant, the lease was destroyed; his child being burned at the same time; secondary evidence of the lease having been given, the case was dismissed.

David Fielding JONES, Esq., J.P., Nahilla v. Thomas REILLY, of Butlersbridge, Executor and Trustee of John O'REILLY, deceased.

The process was brought to recover 17l 16s 9d, "due for one year's flue in aid, due and payable by defendant as such executor and trustee, ending the 29th of September 1861, and payable on and for the renewal of the lease of North Kildallon, formerly the property of said deceased, and now vested in defendant as such trustee, and as such is liable to pay this sum,and for the renewal of said lease by plaintiff, with the Right Honourable the Lord Bishop of Kiilmore, and said sum is due for cash paid to said Bishop for defendant's use in the present year of 1861.".....

His Worship ruled that the defendant was liable, and gave a decree for the sum claimed.


James MAGINNESS, the plaintiff is a baker, carrying on business in this town, and his process was brought to recover of £20, loss and damage sustained by him in his business, in consequence of defendants--the Messrs. MURTAGH, of Longford--having through their agent in Cavan, Mr. Edward BLAKE, sold him ten bags of Irish flour warranted to be good and sound, four bags of which turned out to be unsound. The flour was bought some days previous to the December fair of this town, but was not paid for then. Plaintiff gave two bags of it to his brother Wm. MAGINNESS. One bag of the flour was mixed with foreign flour, and the bread produced from it was not very bad. The other three bags were baked unmixed and the bread was extremely bad...Mr. BLAKE offered to take back the six unbaked bags as soon as he could communicate with his employer, and having received their consent to do so, was ready to take them back when plaintiff served him with the process on the last day of entry...His Worship dismissed the case.

James SHERIDAN v. Henry PEEL

This was a process for the recovery of £15 overcharge for conacre. Plaintiff contended that he had no right to pay--and did not agree to pay--for any land except what he cropped. The defence was that the plaintiff agreed to pay at the rate of £5 17s 6d an acre for a certain patch of conacre, a portion of which was not suited for cropping, and that plaintiff was aware of this at the time he took it. The case was dismissed on the merits.

The business for transaction during the Sessions was as follows: 14 criminal number; 5 insolvent cases; 1 appeal; 27 ejectments; and 450 civil bills.

His Worship opened the Quarter Sessions at Bailieborough on Thursday.

BELTURBET POST OFFICE--It was stated in a recent issue, on the authority of a correspondent, that Mr. M'CABE was appointed Postmaster of Belturbet; we understand that it was upon Mr. Thomas PALMER the office was conferred.


The Residence of Christopher MOFFITT, Esq.

Mr. MOFFIT having disposed of his Far, will Sell, unreservedly, his entire valuable Chattel Property, On Wednesday, 8th January Inst.

George CHADWICK, Auctioneer, Cavan Dated 1st January, 1862


I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that the Lands of Deramfield and Rens, in the parish of Drumlane, and county of Cavan; and also the Lands of Killeytowny, in the parish of Killeshandra, being the property of Dr. HINES, are Poisoned.


In the Matter of

Samuel BEATTY and Joseph BEATTY, Petitioners;

David BEATTY, Respondent.

I HEREBY require all Persons claiming to be Creditors or Pecuniary Legatees of Thomas BEATTY, late of Bohora, in the COUNTY OF FERMANAGH, farmer, deceased, on or before the 16th day of January 1862, to furnish in writing to the Petitioners...the amount and particulars of their several demands....And all such Creditors whose demands shall be disallowed, either wholly or in part, shall, at the peril of Costs, be at liberty to file Charges in my Office....Amounts so disallowed, within one fortnight after they shall respectively have received Notice of such disallowance.

Dated this 19th day of December 1861
W. BROOK, Master in Chancery

January 11, 1862


Magistrates present:--William BABINGTON, Esq., Chairman; Robert ERSKINE, Esq., and W. Murray HICKSON, Esq., R.M.

The game prosecution against Patrick BANNON (reported previously) was dismissed without prejudice, the evidence adduced being insufficient to sustain the charge in the absence of T. THOMPSON, Esq., J.P., a material witness in the case.

The two brothers, named REILLY, who stand charged with stabbing a young named BRADY, at Butlersbridge, attended in pursuance of their recognizances--BRADY having been pronounced out of danger. As BRADY was unable to attend, the case was postponed to the 20th instant, on which day all the witnesses are to attend.

The other cases were few and uninteresting.

COLLIERY ACCIDENT--An explosion, attended with loss of life, happened at the Albert pit of the Chamber Colliery Company, Hollinwood, on Friday last. It appeared that a young man named Robert PRICE, Chamber-lane; his brother James PRICE, and a boy, named Joseph CHADLERTON, of Hollinwood, were employed in one of the workings of the mine, when there was a sudden eruption of gas from the roof. The result of this was an explosion, and all the parties were injured, more especially Robert PRICE, who died in about two hours after his removal from the pit.

January 18, 1862


Anne REILLY and Anne CONNOLLY, two females of improper character, were charged with having been found loitering at night in the streets of Cavan, contrary to the provisions of the Towns' Improvement Act.

The charges was proved by the Town Sergeant, and admitted by defendants.

His Worship read the section of the Towns' Improvement Act bearing on the offence, by which defendants were liable to a fine of 40s., and stated that he was determined to enforce the law, and prevent such characters as defendants outraging public decency by loitering in the streets. After cautioning them against a repetition of the offence, and earnestly advising them to abandon their evil life, he said that he did not wish to enforce the full penalty, as it was the first case of the kind brought before him. He would, there, only fine them 5s. each, or 48 hours' imprisonment.

The defendants were allowed a week to pay the fine.

The Court then rose.


Magistrates present:--Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., Chairman; Wm. BABINGTON, Esq., and Captain CARDEN.

Phillip BRADY, of Clonervy, was summoned for cutting and carrying away some timber, the property of the Right Hon. Earl Annesley. The case was clearly proved by Paul LYNCH, one of his lordship's bailiffs, who, whilst examining the plantations at night, heard the noise of some person breaking branches, and found BRADY carrying away some branches on his back. Phil's account of the matter was that he found the branches lying on the roadside. It appeared that Lord Annesley's timber has suffered severely from depredators. The timber stolen by BRADY was of very little value, and as he is extremely poor, and promised not to repeat the offence, the Court only fine him 6d and costs, allowing him a week to pay the fine.

There were two cases of road nuisance from the Stradone district, in which the usual fines were imposed.

A young man, lately returned from American, a lunatic, was sent for trial to the next Assizes, on a charge of assaulting his father.

The remaining cases were few in number and of no public interest.


On the 15th instant, at Monkstown Church, by the Rev. G. B. MOFFATT, Rector of Drumlane, county Cavan, assisted by the Rev. R. S. BROOKE, D.D., the Rev. Thomas GLOSTER, Incumbent of Quivey, county Cavan to Emma Sarah, second daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Meade SYMES, of Ballybegg, county Wicklow, and Rector of Kilpipe, in the same county.

On the 14th instant, in Virginia Church, by the Rev. John Digby COOKE, brother of the bridegroom the Rev. Digby Samuel COOKE, Curate of Bailieborough, third son of the late Rev. Digby COOKE, of Geashill, to Mary Louisa, second daughter of the late Rev. Charles Sheridan YOUNG, of the county Cavan. [No cards sent.]


On yesterday morning, Mr. T. W. MATTHEWS, of this town.


His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the undernamed gentlemen to the office of High Sheriff of the following Counties and Counties of Cities and Towns in the year 1862:--

Antrim--Frederick Hugh HENRY, Esq., Lodge Park, Straffan.
Armagh--John James BIGGER, Esq., Falmere Park, Dundalk.
Carlow--Hrady EUSTACE, Esq., Castlemore House, Tullow.
Carrickfergus County Town--Andrew FORSYTHE, Esq., Scout Bush, Carrickfergus.
Cavan--Alexander NESBITT, Esq., Lismore, Crossdoney.
Clare--The Hon. E. O'BRIEN, Dromoland, Newmarket on Fergus.
Donegal--George KNOX, Esq., Prehen, Londonderry.
Down--John Joseph WHYTE, Esq., Colneeran, Loughbricklad.
Drogheda Co. Town--T. S. M'CANN, Esq., Staleene, Drogheda.
Fermanagh--Edward IRWIN, Esq., Derrygore, Enniskillen
Galway County--Burton R.P. PERSSE, Esq., Moydoe Castle, Craughwell
Galway Town--Henry HODGSEN, Esq., Merlin Park, Galway.
King's County--A. H. N. KEMMIS, Esq., Crogham Hunt, Croydon, England.
Leitrim--Hugh M'TERNAN, Esq., Heapstown, Riverstown.
Londonderry County and City--John ADAMS, Esq., Ballydevitt, Ballymoney.
Longford--Walter NUGENT, Esq., Donore, Multifarnham.
Louth--Henry E. SINGLETON, Esq., Hazley Heath, Hants.
Mayo--Philip TAAFFE, Esq., Woodville, Kilkelly.
Meath--T. BOYLAN, Esq., Hilltown,Drogheda.
Monaghan--Captain J. LLOYD, Camla, Monaghan.
Queen's County--M. J. SWEETMAN, Esq., Lamberton Park, Maryborough.
Roscommon--John H. DILLON, Esq., Johnston, Athlone.
Sligo--Abraham MARTIN, Esq., Bloomfield
Tyrone--Samuel W. BLACKHALL, Esq., Coolamber, Edgeworthstown.
Westmeath--John D. MEARES, Esq., Meare's Court, Moyvore.
Wicklow--Coote A. CARROLL, Esq., Ashford.

January 25, 1862

MALICIOUS OBSTRUCTION ON THE TULLAMORE AND ATHLONE RAILWAY--On Friday last, about one o'clock in the afternoon, a large stone, weighing at least 15lb., was discovered on the railway, between Athlone and Tullamore, at Moorock, one mile and a half from the village of Ballycumber, by John MONAGHAN, a servant of the company. The stone was placed against one of the rails inside. The circumstance was reported to Sub-Inspector CROGHAN, Ferbane, who immediately instituted an inquiry, and ascertained that a young lad named Michael MURRAY had been seen a short time previously passing over a bridge across the line, which is close to the spot where the stone was found, and whom he soon after arrested. Foot marks were quite visible where the stone was laid. The shoes of MURRAY, which are of a peculiar shape, were applied to the prints, and they corresponded. MURRAY is to be brought up for further examination at the next Petty Sessions at Ballycumber.


Catherine BRIARTY, one of the females of improper character, was charged with having been found loitering at night at the streets of Cavan, contrary to the provisions of the Towns' Improvement Act.

The defendant did not appear, but the charge was proved by the Town Sergeant.

One of the police stated that he understood the defendant had gone into the Workhouse, to avoid appearing.

His Worship imposed a fine of 20s and costs, and having ascertained from the Town Sergeant that the parties convicted of the same offence on the previous Court day had not paid the fines, he ordered warrants to be issued.

The Court then rose.


Magistrates present:--Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., Chairman; Wm. BABINGTON, Esq., and Captain CARDEN.

Peter SMITH, of Drummuck, summoned Hugh REILLY, of the same place, for the trespass (on his clover field) of 3 cows, 2 goats, and 8 geese, on the 21st December; 3 cows, 2 goats, 8 geese, and 1 pig on the 22nd December; and for similar trespasses up to the 6th January. The case was referred to arbitration.

Bartholomew O'BRIEN summoned Patk. MEEHAN, his uncle, for 8s, balance of wages, and was awarded 6, without costs.

Jas. SMITH summoned Matthew JAMES for 6s 4d, balance of wages earned in November and December last. Defendant did not appear. As plaintiff could not tell the exact number of weeks he was in defendant's employment, the case was dismissed.

Edward SMITH summoned John M'GUIRK for 7s 6d, balance of £1 4s 7d, wages earned as a carter, by drawing bricks for defendant. Defendant proved, by himself and another witness, that plaintiff was only entitled to a portion of the sum claimed. Decree for 2s 6d and costs.

Catherine M'CABE was brought up in custody, charged with having, on the 14th instant, stolen a quantity of potatoes, the property of Mr. Laurence LAMB.

Mrs. LAMB proved that she caught the prisoner in the act of stealing the potatoes from a heap in the field..The prisoner is a miserable looking creature, with a child at the breast, and has been convicted on more than one occasion of potato stealing...The prisoner's husband, who was in the hall of the Court-house, was brought in by one of the police, and stated that he was unable to work, and had been in the Infirmary. He gave a very bad account of his wife...He also alleged that he would "never earn a shilling for her."

The Chairman informed him that if he did not support his wife, or go into the Workhouse with her, a warrant would be issued for his apprehension....She should, therefore, be imprisoned for one month.

A policeman inquired what was to be done with the prisoner's child. The Chairman said that as the child was suckling, it should be taken into the prison with the mother....

John CRAWTHERS, a respectably dressed young man, was charged with desertion from the Cavan Militia. He joined the regiment in 1855, attended the training of the regiment, went to America in 1856, and on his return home a few days ago was arrested by Corlispratien by the Head Constable of Arvagh.

Musketry Instructer M'KEAGUE, of the Cavan Militia, proved that CRAWTHERS bore an excellent character in the regiment. Mr. NAYLOR said that CRAWTHERS had been in his employment prior to his enlistment; he had encouraged CRAWTHERS to return from America, and knew him to have been always of unblemished character. The Court imposed a fine of £2, or one month's imprisonment, the lowest penalty allowed by the Act. CRAWTHERS paid the fine.

Mr. John KEOGH processed Mrs. Anne SPINX for £1 10s 2½d, price of butcher's meat. Defendant did not appear, and a decree was given for the sum claimed.

Mr. LYNDON summoned Christopher MORRIS for £1 3s 9d, poor rate. Defendant did not appear. Decree, with 3s costs.

Cornelius REILLY and Patrick REILLY appeared on remand, charged with stabbing John BRADY, at Butlersbridge. The prosecutor and witnesses were in attendance, and, the informations having been read over and sworn to, the case was sent for trial to the Assizes, the accused to stand out on bail--themselves in £40, and two sureties in £20 each.

The Court then rose.


January 21, at 4, Rutland Square, Dublin, the Countess of Granard, of a daughter.


On the 15th instant, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Tuam, by the Hon. and Very Rev. the Dean of Tuam, uncle to the bride, assisted by the Rev. Charles H. SEYMOUR, Vicar of Tuam, Lieut.-Colonel FORSTER, eldest son of Sir George FORSTER, Bart., M.P., of Cookderry, Co. Monaghan, to the Hon. Mary Elizabeth Alice, second daughter of Lord PLUNKET, Bishop of Tuam

On the 23rd instant, in the Parish Church of Tipperary, by the Rev. Mr. BAKER, Mr. Robt. Henry MERVYN, of Cavan, merchant, to Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas M'DOWALL, of Tipperary, merchant.

January 17th instant, in Lisbellaw Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Robert DAVIDSON, James, second and only surviving son of the late Andrew SPROULE, Esq., Drapers-hill, to Catherine, eldest daughter of James MACARTNEY, Esq., Englemount, Lisnaskaa.


On the 16th inst., at Greenhill, county Fermanagh, Arthur H. IRVINE, Esq., aged 52 years.

On the 20th instant, at her residence, Gardiner's-place, Charlotte, relict of the late J. SWEENY, Rector of Cleenish, county Fermanagh.

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