Cavan Observer
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

December 5, 1863


OUR LOCAL STATION MASTER--Mr. John O'BRIEN, our local station master, on the Midland Great Western Railway line, has been promoted from this station to that of Athlone on the same line. Although the change in point of emolument is advantageous to Mr. O'Brien, yet to him it is not unaccompanied with regret, at having to separate from a locality, the friendship and esteem of whose inhabitants he enjoyed in an eminent degree....For upwards of six years Mr. O'Brien filled the situation of station master, and during that period he brought to bear in the discharge of the onerous duties of the office, a tact, ability, and business capacity, seldom equalled...Mr. O'Brien is succeeded here by Mr. James Talbot O'CALLAGHAN of the Athlone station, who brings with him credentials which warrant the expectation of his proving a worthy successor to the officer he replaces.

(Before William Babington, Esq., J.P., Chairman; and Captain Erskine, J.P.)


Mr. James SIMONS, of Cavan, summoned a young man, named John M'GOVERN, for improperly leaving his employment.

Mr. Simons proved that he hired M'GOVERN the day after the fair for half a-year, when he gave him a shilling in earnest of the engagement; he remained in his employment for a week, when he left without any cause, and handed back the shilling; his going away put witness to very great inconvenience.

M'Govern said he left Mr. Simon because he did not understand the kind of work he had to do.

Mr. Babington--Why, then, did you hire with him? You have subjected yourself to a penalty of 5l for leaving your employment in the manner you have done.

M'Govern said he was satisfied to go back to Mr. Simon. Mr. Simon did not think he would be justified in taking him back from a circumstance that occurred since he left. Some of M'Govern's relatives came to his shop and made use of threats that if he persisted in getting him back he would do him harm before his time was up; a fact of which his son could give evidence.......

Mr. Babington--These threats must be put down.....M'Govern was fined 10s, or a fortnight's imprisonment.


James BRADY and Michael BRADY of Butlersbridge, were summoned by Sub-Constable M'KENNA--the former for drunkenness and assaulting him in the discharge of his duty; and the latter with attempting a rescue.

M'Kenna deposed that he was sitting in a house convenient to the police barrack in Butlersbridge on the evening of the 26th Nov. when he heard a shout; went out and saw James Brady on a cart and Michael Brady struggling with him to keep him on it; James Brady threw himself off the cart, and then got into holt with a man named COYLE, who also gave him up; witness advised James Brady to go home, when his brother, Michael Brady, came up and asked what business was it of him; made a prisoner of James Brady, who refused to go with him, and commenced kicking at witness; his brother, Michael Brady, came to his assistance and also kicked at him; when at the police barrack James Brady hit witness two blows of his fist on the face; brought both the Bradys before D. F. JONES, Esq., J.P., who told him to detain James Brady in custody till he was sober, and to summon them both.

Brady said he was well able to go home if the Constable allowed him, and that he was badly used by him.

M'Kenna--Only I was possessed of more than ordinary strength, they would have left me unfit for the force.

Sub-Inspector NAPIER remarked that it was one of the worst cases that came before the Court for a long time....Sub-Constable PERRIN and another sub-constable corroborated the evidence of M'Kenna.....Constable M'ILWAINE observed that James Brady behaved very roughly to Mr. Jones when brought before him.....

The Court, after a short consultation, fined the parties £2 10s each, or in default of payment, two months' imprisonment.

After disposing of a few unimportant cases, the Court rose.


At Ballyjamesduff, on the 3rd last, the wife of Thomas MAWHINNY, Esq., M.D., of a son.

On the 23rd ult., at South Queensferry, N.B., the wife of Frederick A. BRICE, Esq., M.D., H.M.S. "Edinburgh," of a son.


Dec. 2, in 28 North King-street, Dublin, Mr. William WYNNE, aged 29 years, and formerly a compositor on the ANGLO-CELT.

December 12, 1863


(Before William Babington, Esq., J.P., Chairman; and Captain Erskine, J.P.)


Patt GILLIGAN, of Drumavady, summoned Bernard NULTY, of Pollakeel, for 1l. 6s., half-a-year's wages due to complainant.

Galligan deposed that he was hired by the defendant for a half year at 26s; in July last he took sick and had to go into the workhouse fever hospital; only received 2s 6d out of the amount due him The defence was a endeavour to deduct for the time the complainant was sick; but the Court would not allow such a set off, and granted a decree for 1l 3s, and costs.


James BRADY, of Reask, summoned Philip and Patrick CAHILL, of the same place, for assaulting him.

Brady proved that on the evening of the 28 Nov. he was drawing straw with a horse and cart when he met one of the defendants (Philip Cahill), with another horse and cart in a narrow part of the lane; witness and Cahill commenced arguing as to who should go back as there was not room for both of them to pass; Philip Cahill whistled for his son, Patrick Cahill, and when he came up he took witness by the neck and knocked him down three times.

Philip Cahill stated that Brady first commenced the abuse by saying his father was in h--l; and that he was a Connaught rogue. In reply to the Court, Brady admitted having used these expressions......

The Court called on the Rev. Mr. M'ENROE, C.C., who was in Court, for a character. The Rev. Mr. M'Enroe said Cahill was a peaceable disposed man, but Brady was a most litigious person, and in the habit of bringing his neighbours into Court for very trifling matters. He (the Rev. M'Enroe) endeavoured to settle the present case, but he could not get Brady to consent.....Brady declined to withdraw the summons, and said he would leave the matter to the decision of the Court.

The Court dismissed the summons against Philip Cahill, and fined Patrick Cahill for the assault 6d and costs.


A comfortably dressed, country-looking woman who gave her name as Margaret REILLY, was summoned by Mr. Henry DOUGLAS, of this town, for stealing two bags, his property.

Mervyn SIMON, an apprentice of Mr. Douglas's proved that the prisoner came into his master's shop and asked to see some bags; he showed her three bags, one of which had a hole on it, and the other being wet, she refused to take, but purchased the third one, and took it away in a basket; in a short time after the prisoner came to the shop and sold a bag to one of the young men for a shilling; she came a second time to dispose of another bag, when witness detected her, and knew the bag she was offering for sale to be one of those he had shown to her in the early part of the day.

John FOSTER, another boy in the employment of Mr. Douglas, deposed that the prisoner sold to him a bag for a shilling; in some time after she came to sell another bag when she was detected by the last witness....

Captain Erskine--If a person brings a bad bag to your shop and says he got it there, would you give him a shilling for it without further inquiry?

Foster said it was customary to do so......

In reply to the usual interrogatory of the Clerk of the Court, the prisoner said she would prefer to be then tried, and pleaded guilty to the charge.

Mr. Babington--The practise of which you have pleaded guilty is one by which the shopkeepers of the town sustain great loss....You have showed great daring in going to the shop from which you purloined the articles to try and dispose of the, and the Court is acting leniently towards you in sentencing you to one month's imprisonment.

The Court then rose.

(Before W. Murray, Esq., J.P., Chairman; Colonel Clements; J.P.; John Townley, J.P.; and S. R. Moorehead, Esq., J.P.)

Henry JOHNSTON, of Durragh, charged his brother, Robert JOHNSTON (by informations) with stealing the sum of 19l. from him at Durragh, in Nov. last

Mr. Swanzy, solicitor, appeared for the accused.

It appeared from the evidence of the complainant that he slept with the accused on the night in question; he had the money when going to bed, but it was gone next morning. The complainant relied on the fact, that the accused, without making sale of his crop, was able a few days after to pay his rent; and also, that an investigation before Mr. DICKSON, his agent, the accused admitted this claim of 19l., amongst other money due by him to complainant, and offered a farm of land as security until all would be paid, but next day the accused refused to carry out this arrangement.

Mr. CROKER, Sub-Inspector (who was on the Bench), stated that the complainant had made a true statement. Mr. Swanzy objected and protested against Mr. Croker's interference except as a witness on oath. Mr. Croker was then sworn and proved that he was present at an investigation before Mr. Dickson, the agent, and that the understanding was that this 19l. was included in the admitted debt, and that 45l. was to be paid next day to complainant.....

The Court returned the case for trial to the next Bailieborough Quarter Sessions, and the parties were bound to appear.

Francis REILLY, of Rawbaun, summoned John M'CABE of Cootehill, for refusing to take a quantity of Flax which he bought from complainant in Cootehill market, and which prevented him making sale that day, and in consequence of which he lost 10d per stone in the following market.

Mr. Swanzy, on the part of the defendant, contended that the flax was not equal to the sample by which it was bought, otherwise there would have been no objection.

John O'NEIL proved that the fax was of a very inferior quality, but they offered to take what was equal to the sample, and the remainder at a reduced rate.

The plaintiff swore that there was not difference in the quality.....and that he could bring proof next Court day to that effect. The Bench adjourned the case till next Court day......

Mr. Robert THOMPSON summoned James WOODS, of Cootehill, for refusing to pay for one stone of flax sold to him the previous day by complainant.

Thompson swore that he sold Mr. Woods 24 stone of flax, and that he only got payment for 22½ stone.. Mr. Woods denied that he got more than 23 bundles, and that he paid complainant for the weight contained there in......

The Court considered that as the whole transaction amounted to above £5 they had no jurisdiction, and dismissed the case.

The Tullyvin Constabulary brought forward six persons, charged with drinking whiskey in an unlicensed house.

Thomas COYLE was summoned to prove against them, but he swore that he did not see any of the drinking or paying; they "only danced"; after he got all the bread cut and the tea over he left, for fear he would see them drinking.

The serjeant of Tullyvin asked if any of them would plead guilty, which they severally refused to do, and the matter stands over for further evidence..

Some few other cases of no importance having been disposed of, the magistrates ordered the Court to be cleared, and the remainder of the day was occupied in investigating the case of James FITZPATRICK, of Teeveness, who was charged with firing a loaded gun, and wounding a man and woman named DONOGHOE, on or about the 10th Nov., last. Fitzpatrick was committed to stand his trial at the next Assizes, but bail was taken for his appearance.


We regret to announce the death of Miss MOORE, which occurred on the 6th instant. Like her great Master, she literally went about doing good; and in that glorious cause she spared neither physical exertion nor peruniary outlay. In her the poor have lost one of their best friends, and the rich one of their brightest examples. Her romantic residence, Warren Cottage, near Lisburn, was the scene of many acts of quiet, unobtrusive benevolence....Miss MOORE was one of four daughters of the late Hugh MOORE, Esq., of Eglantine, Hillsborough, sister of Lady Annesley and William Armitage MOORE, Esq., Arnmore, Cavan.....Warmly attached to the Established Church and its doctrines, she firmly supported that peculiar faith; but, at the same time, such was her catholicity of spirit that she was always willing to aid other denominations of Christians...some years ago Miss MOORE undertook to have a church erected in the neighbourhood of Connemara, and by her own contributions aided by those of a number of friends, a handsome edifice was raised in one of the wildest districts of the West. Not long since she got up at a handsomely arranged establishment, near Lisburn, and 'Home' for unfortunate females, where, with the assistance of properly qualified matrons, some four or five and twenty poor girls have been regularly supported....Miss MOORE's death was caused by fever, brought on, it is said, by great exertion and anxiety connected with the management her cherished reformatory establishment. she had been only a few days ill, and yesterday afternoon breathed her last.

On Sunday last, at his residence, Navan, James O'REILLY, Esq., editor and proprietor of the MEATH PEOPLE. Mr. O'REILLY's first connection with the Press was as one of the editors of the ANGLO-CELT. His remains were interred in this town on Wednesday.

(Before Judge Battersby)

The Office at the promotion of the Rev. Launcelot DOWDALL v. the Rev. James HEWITT.


This case, which is a proceeding by the Rector of the parish of Rathfarnham against the Incumbent of Zion Church, Rathgar, in which the former asserts his right to be distributing of alms collected in that church, and which was argued on a former day, was called on shortly after the sitting of the court.

Judge Battersby--I understand that to be so. His lordship then gave judgment as follows:--

This is a suit promoted by the Rev. Launcelot DOWDALL, rector of the parish of Rathfarnham, against the Rev. James HEWITT, incumbent or perpetual curate of Zion Church, Rathgar, in the same parish, to compel the latter to pay over the alms collected in said church, according to law, and that he may abstain from misapplying the same in future. The pleading states these alms to have been collected at the "offertory" as sacramental alms. No such proceeding as this has been taken in Ireland before, except in the case of Magee v. the Bishop of Cashel, and from the statements made on the last court day it would appear that the present suit has arisen not so much from a desire to settle the right to this offertory as from the circumstance that upon Mr. Hewitt's appointment to the perpetual curacy of Zion Church he insisted on a title to discharge the duties of rector, or some of them, throughout the whole parish of Rathfarnham, a title which Mr. Dowdall denied, and to prevent Mr. Hewitt getting a footing in the parish by having district assigned to his church pursuant to the statute in that behalf.....

The apparent object of the law is to leave the rector of a parish to discharge the duties of it upon his own responsibility and without the interference of other persons....Whether the law in this respect be wise, it is not for the court to say; but being as it is, this motion must be refused, with costs, and the libel admitted to proof, and a day assigned to Mr. Hewitt to answer it.

Dr. BALL asked did the Court think, considering the difficulty of the question involved in this case, that costs should be given.

Judge Battersby said that Sir John NICHOL had, in the case which he had cited, ruled that there should be no costs if the case went no farther. He would do the same in the present case, but he understood it was intended to appeal.

Counsel for the promovent--Dr. WALSH, Q.C., instructed by Mr. SAMUELS. For the impugnant--Dr. BALL, Q.C., instructed by Mr. WORTHINGTON.

December 19, 1863


INSTALLATION AT BALLYJAMESDUFF--On the 11th inst., the Presbytery of Bailieboro' met and inducted the Rev. H. CLARKE (late of Ballyhobridge) into the pastoral care of the congregation of Ballyjamesduff.

FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT--On Thursday last the 15th instant when what is known as a "pick-up train," on the Midland Great Western Railway, had reached about two miles on the Dublin side of Moate, the engine-driver, named CORCORAN, who had passed round to the left-hand side of the engine, to oil some portion of the machinery, lost his hold on the hand-rail attached to the engine, and fell off to the ground. Instantly, as soon as his assistant perceived the occurrence, he stopped the train, which was travelling at about 25 miles an hour; on going back some distance, found poor Corcoran on the line, dreadfully injured, both his feet being nearly severed from the legs, and also wounds on other parts of his body. He promptly received the best medical attention, but died the same evening.


A Presentment Sessions for the County at Large and the Barony of Upper Loughtee, was held in the Court house of this town on Wednesday.

The following Magistrates and Cesspayers were present:

Magistrates--Robert BURROWES, D.L. (Chairman); Captain CARDEN; William SMITH, Esq.; and William BABINGTON, Esq.

Cesspayers--Messrs. Thomas HARTLEY, John MOORE, Philip SMITH, James BROWNE, and Martin BEATTY.

Mr. GAHAN, County Surveyor, and Mrs. J. HOPEWELL, Assistant Surveyor, were in attendance.

Mr. TATLOW, the Secretary of the Grand Jury, read out the several presentments.

Mr. GAHAN said he could not certify for a grant number of the contractors; and objected to any presentment being allowed where the parties had not completed the work according to the terms of their contract....

The Course suggested by Mr. Gahan seemed to meet with the approval of the contractors, most of whom expressed their satisfaction at the arrangement......


The application of Patt BRADY of Lisnashanna, for compensation for malicious wounding of a horse, his property, at Lisnashanna, on the night of the 27th September, 1863...Amount claimed £10......

The constable of police said he considered the wound had been inflicted with a knife. In reply to Mr. Babington, the claimant said the horse cost him 5l. 10s. A sum of £5 was allowed, to be levied off the townland of Lisnashanna.

The proceedings then terminated.


These Sessions were held on the 11th inst.

Magistrates present--Lieutenant-Colonel CLEMENTS, D.L. (Chairman); William MURRAY, Esq.; S. R. MOREHEAD, Esq.; and A. A. MURRAY, Est.

Cesspayers--Messrs. Charles MURPHY, Newgrove; Philip SMITH, Artonagh; Alexander TURNER, Lislea; John FLOOD, Killycreaney; and John ABBOTT, Cootestown.....

The first application of importance was that of Alexander BROWN, to reimburse him for building a gellat (sic) at Cortoler, in the summer of 1861....The applicant stated that he had a contract to open a drain which ran under the former bridge. He found it in an unsafe state, and not low enough to allow the water to run freely, and that he took it down and built a flagged gullet in lieu thereof. The Chairman was aware of this....

Thomas M'CABE here came forward, and stated that he was present when the drain was made....and if allowed this money he would repeat the process. Mr. Wm. CAULWELL said that Brown was paid for the drain, and as it served none but himself and Mr. BOWDEN, the County should not be asked after two years to pay for it....A very noisy scene here ensued; but ultimately the presentment was unanimously carried...

The renewal of old contracts asked for by the County Surveyor were allowed, after which the business terminated.


(Before William Babington, Esq., J.P.)


Rose M'DONNELL summoned Margaret DOOGAN for an assault by hitting her with a stone. The complainant deposed that she was a neighbour of the defendant's, whose husband was gatekeeper on the railway near Butlersbridge; was driving home cows when the defendant commenced abusing her; she flung three stones, one of which hit witness on the leg; the train was coming when she was driving the cows, and one of them went into defendant's cabbage plants.

To Mr. Tully--Swears it was not at the cows the stones were thrown; her father was gatekeeper before defendant's husband came there; that has not caused a bad feeling between them; her mother complained of defendant's conduct to the railway directors, but did not petition to have the husband dismissed as gatekeeper......

Mr. Babington said it was evident that a bad feeling existed between the parties, and he felt inclined to bind over them all to keep the peace. However, for the present he would "nil" the complaint in the hope that the parties live better neighbours in future.


Edward REILLY charged Mary CARSON with keeping from him a sovereign, which he gave her in mistake for a shilling. Reilly deposed that he sold a pig at the fair for which he got 1l. 9s--a sovereign and nine shillings in silver; went into GALLIGAN's public house in the Main-street and called for a naggin of punch; gave in payment a sovereign instead of a shilling; missed the sovereign in about an hour after, and swears he gave it to the accused in mistake.

Mr. Babington considered it was a matter for civil action, and dismissed the case.


Mary ROGERS summoned Ellen O'HARA for violently assaulting her. Rogers deposed that she was going on business to Butlersbridge when she Met O'Hara, who assaulted her in a most violent manner. O'Hara said Rogers first spat in her face and called her a bad character.

LYNCH, a Constable of the Butlersbridge station, proved that O'Hara was a woman of relaxed morality; Rogers earned her bread by scutching, but he knew nothing bad about her.

Mr. Babington said he saw the injuries inflicted on Rogers by O'Hara, which were of a very serious character, and called for severe punishment. He would sentence the accused to two months imprisonment.


A respectable-looking countryman, named John FLANAGAN, was charged by Francis DARBYSHIRE with stealing from his shop in Cavan, a pair of clogs. Mr. Tully, solicitor, appeared for the accused.

Arthur BROWNE, a young lad, proved that he was in Darbyshire's employment; on the 8th inst. Flanagan came into the shop and asked to see a pair of clogs; witness showed him a pair, and he fitted them on; he shortly afterwards left the shop.....Flanagan never made any price for the clogs; when he first came into the shop there were not many persons in it, but it soon afterwards became crowded; when witness overtook Flanagan he had the clogs in a bag concealed.......

William FAGAN, a countryman, was produced as a witness for the defence. He deposed that he was in Darbyshire's shop on the day in question; saw Flanagan there; heard him ask the price of a pair of clogs, and the boy behind the counter said 4s. 6d; Flanagan went outside the door....Darbyshire asked him would he buy the clogs; Flanagan said he did not know....Darbyshire then came from behind the shop and said he would make a "parable" of Flanagan...

Mr. Babington agreed with Mr. Tully that the distance Flanagan had gone from the shop was a material point....Flanagan's good character would have due weight; but persons of the best character sometimes committed themselves.

Flanagan, in reply to the Court, said he would prefer to have his case disposed of summarily. Mr. Babington observed that it required two magistrates to try the case summarily......the case was accordingly adjourned.


Mary REILLY, a notorious character, was brought up charged with breaking the workhouse windows. Her conduct before the Court was most violent, and she made several attempts to assault the master of the workhouse.

Mr. Babington did not consider the woman in a fit state to be then tried, and adjourned the hearing of the case till next Court day.

The Court then rose.

FIRING AT SIR CHARLES DOMVILLE'S BAILIFF--On Thursday morning while passing on a car through Dysart, county of Roscommon, a shot was fired at Mark TRACY, the bailiff of Sir Charles DOMVILLE, wounding him in the hand. An inquiry was held by the magistrates of the neighbourhood on Friday, but no clue has yet been obtained to the perpetrator of this outrage.--"Westmeath Independent."

December 26, 1863



A List of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from persons seeking


for the Sale of BEER, SPIRITS, &c, by Retail within said be heard and inquired into at CAVAN, on MONDAY, the 24th day of DECEMBER, 1863.....

SMITH, Bridget Church-street, Cavan Urney Upper Loughtee

Clerk of the Peace, County Cavan
Cavan, 8th December, 1863


A List of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from persons seeking


for the Sale of BEER, SPIRITS, &c, by Retail within said be heard and inquired into at BAILIEBOROUGH, on MONDAY, the 4th day of JANUARY, 1864.....

MORGAN, Edward Bridge-St., Cootehill Drumgoon Tullygarvey
MARTIN,Thomas and Wm.HUTCHINSON Market-St., Cootehill Drumgoon Tullygarvey

Clerk of the Peace, County Cavan
Cavan, 15th December, 1863


CAVAN MILITIA.--Captain Nicholas GOSSELIN to be Major on his retirement from the Adjutancy, 23rd October. Nicholas GOSSELIN, late Lieutenant in her Majesty's Royal Welch Ensillers, to be Adjutant, vice GOSSELIN, 24th October. Nicholas GOSSELIN, Adjutant, to be Captain, 23rd October.

CLONES CHORAL SOCIETY--The third public concert of this enterprising society was given in the town hall of Clones on the evening of Friday last, and gave very great satisfaction.....Amongst those present we observed John MADDEN, Esq., Hilton Park, high sheriff of Monaghan, and president of the society; W. W. MADDEN, Esq., Hilton Park; Rev. Francis HURST, Mr. and Mrs. and Miss S. HURST, Ref. John FLANAGAN, Mrs. FLANAGAN and family, Mr. and Mrs. DOCKERAY, Mr. and Mrs. WALL, John GRAHAM, Esq., Enniskillen; Mrs. and Miss GRAHAM, Dr. and Mrs. KNIGHT, John BRADY, jun.; Mrs. and the Misses BRADY, Johnstown; Mrs. STORY, Ahaboy Rectory; Alexander HAMILTON, Esq.; William SHEGOG, Esq.; George KNIGHT, Esq., and Miss KNIGHT, Miss CLAYTON, John FAWCETT, Esq., and Mrs. FAWCETT, D. LEE, Esq., &c.

DEATH OF THE DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S--We deeply regret to announce the death of the Hon. and Very Rev. Henry PAKENHAM, D.D., Dean of Christ Church and of St. Patrick's. For some time past this respected dignitary has been suffering from a complication of painful disease, and fears were entertained of his ultimate recovery. Within the last few days his illness assumed a more alarming character, and he rapidly sank. He expired at 35 minutes past 11 o'clock.

(Before William Babington, Esq., J.P.)

Mary REILLY was brought up, on remand, charged with breaking the workhouse windows. She was now quiet and manifested none of the violence she did at the former Court......Mr. MULLIGAN, the master of the workhouse, proved that the prisoner broke the workhouse windows. He also proved that she assaulted him on the last Court day in the presence of the Court.

The prisoner was sentenced to two months' imprisonment--one for breaking the windows, and one for the assault.


Francis M'DONNELL, a boy about twelve years old, charged Patrick GALLIGAN with assaulting him, by a blow of a stick on the head. Mr. Tully, solicitor, appeared for the accused.

M'Donnell proved that he was returning from night school in company with some other boys when they met a girl with an ass and cart on the road; two of his companions (HITCHESON and DOLAN), got hold of the shafts of the cart and began pushing it about; Patrick Galligan came running up the road with a stick in his hand, and gave witness a blow which inflicted the wound on his hear.

To Mr. Tully--Swears he did not go near the shafts of the Cart; Hitcheson, Dolan and the other boys did pull the cart about.

(The next paragraph is illegible)

M'Donnell said Hitcheson was the only person who was smoking. Mr. Tully asked his worship to adjourn the hearing of the case in order that summonses might be issued against the parties who assaulted the girl. Mr. Babington said he had no objection to comply with Mr. Tully's request. When the entire case came before the Court it might be easier to arrive at the facts.

After disposing of a few trivial cases, the Court rose.


APPOINTMENTS--Armagh, Rev. E. GABBETT, to the curacy of Kilman, by the Rector; Armagh, Rev. John CORVAN, to the assistant curacy of Portadown, by the Incumbent; Armagh, Rev. H. W. LETT, A.B., to the perpetual curacy of Meigh, by the incumbent of Killeavy; Cork, Cloyna, and Ross, Rev. G. K. SMYTH, to the curacy of St. Michael's, Blackrock, by the Dean and Chapter; Down and Connor, Rev. John Alexander KERR, A.B., to the stipendiary curacy of Killyleagh, by the Incumbent; Down and Connor, Rev. Joseph M'CORMICK, A.M., to the vicarage of Ballinderry, by the Marquis of Hertford; Elphin, Rev. C. K. STRONG, to the curacy of Croghan, by the Archdeacon; Ossory, Rev. John ACHESON, A. B., to the curacy of Kilmanagh, by the Rector; Raphoe, Rev. John GWYNNE, F.T.C.D., to the rectory of Tullyagnish, Trinity College; Tuam, Rev. W. O. BROWNRIGG, to the rectory of Ballinrobe, by the Bishop; Tuam, Rev. Henry VEREKER, to the perpetual curacy of Kilcummin, by the Bishop; Tuam, Rev. Patrick FOLEY, to the perpetual curacy of Lousburgh, by the Bishop.

RESIGNATIONS--Armagh, Rev. L.M. CARTER, perpetual curacy of Meigh, in gift of the Incumbent of Killeavy; Dublin and Kildare, Rev. G. STOPFORD, A.M., rectory of Collbanagher, in the gift of the Crown; Ossory, Rev. John Meade HOBSON, Union of St. Mary, in the gift of the Bishop; Tuam, Ref. P. FOLEY, curacy of Knappagh, Westport, in the gift of the Incumbent; Tuam, Rev. Henry VEREKER, perpetual curacy of Lousburgh, in the gift of the Rector.

CLOGHER--Deacons--Mr. Robert J. SHAW, A.B.; Mr. Henry J. CARPENTER, A.B. Priest--Rev. John FLEMING, A.B.

MEATH--Priests--Rev. Robert Peel WADSWORTH, A.B.; Rev. Edward A. LESTER, A.B.; Rev. Robert J. WETHERHEAD, A.B., by letters dimissory from the Bishop of the diocese.

An ordination held at the Parish Church of Belfast, on Sunday, the 21st instant, by the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, the two following gentlemen were admitted into the holy order of deacon:--Mr. John GRAINGER, A.M., T.C.D., for the curacy of Trinity Church, Belfast, diocese of Connor; Mr. W. H. MERVYN, Primitive Wesleyan preacher, for curacy of Kildollagh, diocese of Connor. The Bishop was assisted in the Ordination Service by the Rev. H. MURPHY, and the usual oaths were administered to the candidates, in the presence of the congregation, by the deputy registrar, John M. HIGGINSON, Esq., J.P.

SCENE AT A BURIAL AT CLIFDEN--On Saturday last the 12th instant, the remains of an aged man named Martin CLISHAM were conveyed through the town of Clifden, towards Ardbear burying ground for interment. The coffin, which was borne on a jaunting-car, on which sat deceased's son, a convert to Protestantism, was followed by the Rev. H.D'ARCY, Rector; James D'ARCY, Esq; William D'ARCY, Esq.; Rev. Mr. WALSH, R.C.C., and a large mob of persons from the town and its vicinity. On account of some misunderstanding the appearance of the Messrs. D'Arcy at the funeral was taken as their intention to read the service of the Protestant Church over the body. But such was not the case; the Rev. Mr. D'Arcy and his brothers merely following through respect to the remains of an old servant, as CLISHAM had been in the employ of the family from his youth. As soon as the 'cortege' had reached the graveyard the mob became rather excited. The corpse was carried to the grave, and the Roman Catholic clergyman read the service, whilst the Rev. Mr. D'Arcy, with his brothers and several other gentlemen, remained on the road. After the ceremony had been concluded and the remains of the old man ensigned to their last resting place, the crowd returned to the road, where the Messrs. D'Arcy and friends still remained. As soon as they were observed, some persons cried out "Three cheers for the Pope," &c., and the hooting and yelling of the crowd became most alarming. The Rev. Mr. D'Arcy requested the Roman Catholic clergyman to call on the mob to desist, and was proceeding to speak of the solemnities of death, &c., when the Rev. Mr. Walsh was pulled away by some persons close by and almost at the same time a tremendous blow was dealt on the head of a young man who stood beside Mr. D'Arcy at the time, by a fellow standing on the wall. The young man was stunned for a little but was soon able to proceed to town. The person who struck the blow will no doubt, be prosecuted, as he is known. As soon as the blow was struck the Rev. Mr. Walsh accompanied by a gentleman from the neighbourhood, proceeded towards town, followed by the crowd, who cheered lustily at the supposed victory over the Rev. Mr. D'Arcy and his party.--"Galway Express."

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