Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

April 7, 1876


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The Property of the
Situate in the Barony of Upper Loughtee and County of Cavan

Breandrum           Drumgor
Clonegonnell           Drumgola
Cauhoo           Drumleany
Corracreeny           Derena
Coraspoint           Edermine
Coolboyogue           Farnham
Corgarin           Farnadawly
Cortubber           Faragh
Corracanway           Gartbrattan
Deredis           Gartnasilla
Drumbar           Keadue
Drumconick           Killykeen
Drumullen           Loughaconick
Drummonum           Lisdarrrin
Drumlownaught           Lisduff
Drumheckna           Monery
Derrycramp           Paddock
Derneshmore           Pottle
Dernishbeg           Rahulton
Derrywinna           Tyrorkin
Derryheen           Tullylough
Derrygid           Tiercullen
24th March, 1876


In the Matter of

On The Premises,


On Wednesday, the 12th of April, 1876,
The entire stock in trade,

Teas, sugars, coffees, candles, soap, oils, patent medicines, drugs, meal, flour, rice currants, raisins, clover, ryegrass, black Tartary oats, whiskey, rum, gin, brandy, spirits of wine, ale porter, lemonade, scales, weights, copper, measurers, tea canisters, weighing machines, hand carts, &c., &c.

Full particulars in Posters.

C. H. JAMES, Esq., Official Assignee.
GEO. GRAHAM, Auctioneer, Cavan


Drogheda, Friday.

From information received on Friday, on Saturday last, about one o'clock, two persons, named William SHEILS and his wife, of Rathebran Church, county Meath, were arrested, charged by the constabulary with the murder of Thomas Devlin, rent-warner and bailiff to Mr. John GODLEY, of Killegar, whose mangled corpse was found near Mountain House, Co. Meath, about 14 days after being missed, in July, 1865. The prisoners were taken before Wm. L. BRYNE, R.M., at Navan, and depositions taken against them, on which they were remanded, and removed under an armed escort to the county gaol at Trim.

Major Ormsby GORE, the senior member for Leitrim, is ill, and has not for some time been able to attend his Parliamentary duties.

At the Galway Assizes the jury acquitted John TYRELL, charged with the attempted assassination of Mr. Sebastian NOLAN, land agent, and brother of Captain Nolan, M.P.

It is announced that Lord Bernard, eldest son of the Earl of Bandon, will shortly be married to Miss Evans FREAKE, a lady of prepossessing appearance and other substantial attractions.

At Antrim Assizes on Saturday a vagrant ragman, named William JOHNSON, was sentenced to ten years' penal servitude for breaking into the vestryroom of Clough parish church, and stealing therefrom a sack of Bibles, tracts, and other religious publications. A woman who passed as Johnson's wife, and who was concerned in the burglary, was sent to gaol for six months with hard labour.

April 14, 1876

ATWELL - April 4th, at Franham Road Cottage, Cavan, the wife of Mr. W. H. Atwell, of a son.
MEE - April 3, at Killashandra, the wife of Mr. John J. Mee of a son.
TWEEDY - April 7, at Duffcastle Cottage, Parish of Kildrumferton, the wife of Walter Tweedy of a son.

DOBSON and LUDLOW - March 30, in Kildrumferton Parish Church, by the Rev. W. J. SLACKE, M.A., assisted by Rev. R. BEATTY, Rector of Ballymachugh, diocese of Ardagh, Wm. Dobson , of Lisduff, to Miss Anne Ludlow, of Derrin.
BYARS and FALKNER - April 6, at Kildrumferton Parish Church, by the Rev. W. J. Slacke, M.A., Mr. William Byars, of Derrylahan, to Miss Isabella Falkaner, of Drumbee.
SNELL and FOSTER - At same time and place - Mr. John Snell, of Kilbride Parish, (diocese of Meath), to Miss Alice Foster, of Tedehan, Parish of Kildrumferton.

LOVE - March 28, at her residence, Clare, near Ballyjamesduff, Mary Love, aged 97 years.


To the Editor of the Cavan Weekly News.

Dear Sir, - I wish, through the medium of your paper, to invite public attention to the disgraceful state of College-street. I feel obliged to do this, as I cannot find out who is responsible for it. Public money was granted last year for making a sewer along the street. The sewer has never been finished, and clay and stones lie scattered there for some months covered with green, putrid matter, enough to generate disease. Stones also have been picked out of the protection wall. But it appears that though we pay such heavy cesses and rates, yet is is no one's business to attend to these things.

Yours truly,
April 13, 1876


A very successful Soiree was held on last Friday evening in the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Wesley-street, kindly given for the occasion by the Rev. A. ELLIOTT, in connection with the Orange Lodge of this town - of which Mr. Joseph TREVOR is the Master. The house was splendidly decorated with banners, mottoes, &c. The attendance was large - the place being crowded, and the proceedings most enthusiastic. After tea the Rector, the Rev. S. SHONE, A.M., was called to the chair, and gave a very appropriate opening address. The other speakers that followed were the Rev. W. H. HUTCHINSON, LL.D.; the Rev. James CARLSON, the Rev. A. ELLIOTT, and the Rev. J. T. ARCHER, who, in very warm and stirring addresses, pointed out the privileges, responsibilities, and duties of the Orange brotherhood at the present time. Several pieces of recitation were given by Messrs. W. G. WHITE, William TREVOR, and H. MULLIGAN, and some beautiful hymns sung by the choir with charming effect - Miss DOHERTY presiding at the harmonium. A most enjoyable meeting was brought to a close at a late hour by the choir singing "God save the Queen," and the Benediction being pronounced by the Rector.


The Good Templars of Harbour Lodge (No. 252), Ballyconnell, held their first Soiree a few days ago in the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Meeting-house, which was decorated with mottoes and evergreens suitable for the occasion. About 120 sat down to tea, which was served in a most comfortable manner by the members of the Lodge. After having partaken of the good things provided, Bro. John A. MARTIN, W.C.I. of the Ark Lodge, Belturbet, was called to the chair, and made a few interesting remarks with regard to the progress of the Order, not only in England, Ireland, and Scotland, but in all parts of the world.

Bro. J. T. Montgomery addressed the meeting at considerable length on the many objections made against the I.O.G.T., and alluded to the many battles there are to be fought against King Alcohol.

The Rev. Mr. BAERS, Rector of Kinawley, said he came to the meeting with pleasure, as it was his delight to be working for the temperance cause, and made reference to the 14th chapter of Romans, and asked the audience to read and study that chapter well.

The meeting was then addressed by the Rev. Mr. M'CABE.

The Rev. Mr. Creek, Rector of Kildallon, said he was happy to say a word on total abstinence, and made reference to an account of a coroner's inquest he saw in the CAVAN WEEKLY NEWS, which showed the baneful effects of strong drink. He also referred to the increase of drunkenness, and quote statistics for a number of years, also letters from young men of his parish, who were in Australia, on the temperance subject, and who said they were getting up Orange Lodges, and no strong drink would be allowed into them. (Applause.) He said he was not there to ask them to join the Order, but to ask them to make an effort to put down strong drink and become total abstainers, as he was himself. He made reference to a pamphlet called "Doctors and Brandy."

Mr. Wm. GREGG and the Rev. Mr. ELLIOTT then addressed the meeting.

The benediction having been pronounced by the Rev. Mr. Creek, the meeting was brought to a close.

There were 11 members added to the Lodge, which for its time is in a very healthy condition.


(Before John J. BENNISON, Esq., and John T. DILLON, Esq., R.M.)

Sub-Constable Devlin summoned John MAGUIRE for being drunk
Fined 5s. and costs.

Sub-Constable BAILEE summoned George KELLY for obstructing him in the discharge of his duty.
As defendant did not appear a warrant was issued for his apprehension.

Same v. Charles REILLY for being drunk.
Fined 3s.

Sub-Constable CANTALLON summoned Philip LEE for being drunk.
Fined 2s. 6d.

Constable FEIGHERY summoned Jane BRADY for being drunk.
Court - We thought you promised the last time you were here that you would not come back on the same errand?

Defendant - Your Worship, I live out of town, and when I come into it, the old neighbours are so glad to see me I cannot help taking a drop.
Fined 5s.

Sub-Constable Cartwright summoned Robert Park for being drunk.
Fined 2s. 6d.

The Queen, at the prosecution of Constable FEIGHERYT and Hugh REILLY, v. James FINLAY and John ROURKE for assaulting complainant.
Defendants were bound to the peace for 12 months.


The New Board of Guardians of Cavan Union met on Tuesday, April 4th.

Present - John G. TATLOW, Esq., J.P.; W. A. MOORE, Esq., J.P.; Capt. NESBITT, J.P.; A. E. HUMPHREYS, Esq., J.P.; Philip SMITH, Esq., J.P.; Edward KENNEDY, Esq.; Dr. BABINGTON, J.P.; and Messrs. Thomas PLUNKETT, John REILLY, James DUIGNAN, P. M'GIVNEY, James BRADY, John HOWE, Henry NESBITT, John A. FARIS, W. LYNDON, Henry FARIS, T. HEWITT, T. FEGAN, P. NEWMAN, R. GRIER, J. REEHILL, Henry TELFOR, John MURPHY, Hugh BRADY (Laragh), James BOYLAN, Bernard GAFFNEY, W. FOSTER, Philip CAHILL, Michael MASTERSON, Luke LEE, &c.

On the motion of Mr. Kennedy, seconded by Mr. M'Givney,
Dr. BABINGTON, J.P., took the chair.

Mr. Kennedy proposed that Mr. Robert BURROWES be re-elected Chairman for the ensuing year.
Seconded by Mr. M'Givney and carried unanimously.

Mr. Duignan proposed and Mr. Howe seconded the re-election of Mr. Theo THOMPSON as Vice-Chairman.
Carried unanimously.

Mr. Lyndon proposed the re-election of Mr. Edward Kennedy as Deputy Vice-Chairman.
Mr. James seconded the motion, which was also carried unanimously.

Dr. Babington then vacated the chair, and Mr. Kennedy was called thereto.

The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed.


Our correspondent at Enniskillen says: - I regret to hear from Mr. W. F. WAKEMAN, Hon. Local Secretary for Enniskillen, to the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, and Fellow of that society, that one of the most remarkable monuments of ante-christian times remaining in the north-west of Ireland, has lately suffered irreparable injury. Just above the village of Blacklion, on the borders of Fermanagh and Cavan, occur several groups of Megalithic structures, which in any European country but our own, would long since have been awarded the protection which monuments of their Archaic class especially deserve. They are relics of people and tribes long since passed away; and, in their especially Cyclopean character, can only be compared to kindred remains found in the far East, the cradle of the Arian race. Here we have the rockhewn tomb, the so-called "Druidic rocking tone," circles, carns, a cromleac (one of the finest in Europe), and four dolmens of truly gigantic proportions, one of them measuring forty-five feet in length, and covered by only five stones. Some time during the summer, or autumn of last year, which, could not be exactly ascertained, a celebration fire was lighted upon the chief table, or covering of one of the remains of the last named class; and the result was the bursting of the stone, or rather rock, into two pieces, which are now falling inwardly, and threatening to bring the sides with them. The fire, which caused a disaster, and which every true antiquary must deplore, was, in all probability, kindled in memory of some Pagan festival. It is a curious consideration that a work erected in the days of heathenism, after having stood intact through all the centuries which have elapsed since the mission of St. Patrick to Ireland, should at length succumb in the manner indicated. It has been said for some years past that it was the intention of the Government to undertake the conservation and protection of our National antiquities. Can any one say that anything has yet been done to interfere with the "custom" of road contractors, or builders requiring materials? I fear not. - Express.


About half-past one o'clock on Sunday Sackville-street was the theatre of a singular and startling spectacle. The day being fine and favourable for lounging, a number of men were squatted as usual smoking on the steps of Nelson's Pillar. Suddenly one amongst them stood up, and without a word commenced divesting himself of a very tattered wardrobe. The proceeding appeared to scare the immediate beholders, who gradually vacated their points of advantage, and formed an observant crowd at some distance from the man, who still continued undressing till he was near absolute nudity as Tam o'Shanter. All this time no representative of law and order turned up. It was only when the unfortunate creature had all but wholly denuded himself that a police-constable was seen making his approaches. The sight of the officer gave a new turn to affairs, for on seeing him the eccentric jumped over the chains of the monument, and tore at a rattling pace down the chief metropolitan thoroughfare before the eyes of hundreds of astounded and alarmed spectators. He had a considerable start, but the constable, handicapped as he was with a heavy overcoat, elongated his legs in pursuit like a prize-runner, and the chase progressed at a tremendous rate of speed in the direction of the Rotundo. After a brief but rapid rally the constable reached and captured the fugitive, who allowed himself to be taken and conveyed to prison without offering any resistance. It is supposed the principal in this extraordinary scene was either a lunatic or had an excess of that over-inspiration which is begot of liquor. It was whispered, by the way, that he was a loser at Baldoyle. Anyhow, the poor fellow was the author of a novel sensation.


One of the latest "sensations" in New York has been a "female boxing match," aptly described by the New York Times as a "novel and nonsensical exhibition." The combatants, or "lady contestants," as they were called in the report of the proceedings were two ballet-girls, of the kind known as "variety dancers." One, Miss Saunders, wore a white bodice, purple knee-breeches, which she had borrowed from an Ethiopian serenader, red stockings, and shoes. The other, Miss Rose Harland, was attired in blue trunks and white tights. Both appeared nervous, were very pale, tried to blush, and "partially succeeded." When the fighting began, Miss Harland "did not know what to do with her hands." Miss Saunders, however, had her fists more at command, and, after some preliminary sparring, succeeded in striking her opponent "square in the face." Miss Harland, on her side, "by a vicious blow from the shoulder," managed to disarrange Miss Saunders's back hair. Both ladies then smiled. In the end Miss Harland lost the match, "owing to her confirmed habit of swinging her hands around in the air." Miss Saunders was declared the winner, and carried off a prize of 200 dollars and a piece of silver plate; Miss Harland received a ten-dollar bill from an amateur who thought she deserved consolation; and the two "lady contestants" left the stage arm-in-arm.

April 21, 1876


KELLY - April 15th, at the Royal Hotel, Cavan, Mrs. Mary Anne Kelly, aged 72 years.

MAXWELL - April 12, at Brighton, the Hon. William George Maxwell, youngest son of the Hon. and Rev. Henry, sixth Baron Farnham, aged 55 years.

M'KEON - March 31st, at Church-street, Cavan, Dominick, aged 18 years; and April 21st, Annie, aged 30 years, both of consumption, children of Mr. Peter M'Keon, Slater.

CAVAN MILITIA. - Sub-Lieutenant Robert STRATFORD TUITE has been attached to the 90th Light Infantry for one month's drill from the 20th instant.

BAILIEBOROUGH. - The Magistrates at last Bailieborough Petty Sessions removed the Plant Market from the Main-street (where it was a great obstruction) to a remote part of the town.

ULTER BANKING COMPANY. - We understand that a branch of this bank has been opened to-day in Arvagh, where a weekly agency has been conducted fro many years by Mr. WANN, manager of the Cavan branch.

A few days ago Mr. Robert G. NESBITT, son of Mr. William H. Nesbitt, Main-street, Cavan, passed very creditably the preliminary examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons and Apothecaries Hall Dublin.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND. - The Court of Examiners held a meeting on the 3rd inst., and following days, when Mr. George LYNDON, Clonegonnell, Cavan, passed the first half of his examination for the Letters Testimonial of the college.



A meeting of the Parishioners was held in the Parochial School-room on Monday, the 17th inst. - the Rev. Richard PLUMMER in the chair. The following appointments were made for this ensuing year:-

Churchwardens - Lieut.-Col. CLEMENTS, D. L. J.P., and Mr. William CAULWELL. Synod men - Lieut.-Col. CLEMENTS and Mr. William CAULWELL. Parochial Nominators - Lieut.-Col. CLEMENTS, Messrs. William CAULWELL, and Thomas GRAHAM. Select Vestry - Messrs. John ABBOT, Bernard PARR DAWSON, Robert BOWDEN, Benjamin WHITLEY, Thomas GRAHAM, John M'CABE, Robert ARMSTRONG. James ARMSTRONG, John James M'Kay, and William H. SHARPE.


The annual Easter Vestry was held in Cavan Church on Monday, 17th inst., when the following elections were made:-

Churchwardens - Messrs. R. ERSKINE, J.P., and John ARMSTRONG. Select Vestry - Messrs. T. W. SIXSMITH Joseph TREVOR, Dr. MALCOMSON, Ralph MULLIGAN, Dr. L. MEASE, T. J. SMYTH, F. G. DEVERELL, Charles STUART, John COWAY, Dr. A. MEASE, John THOMPSON, and W. H. NESBITT. Diocesan Synodsmen - Dr. A. MEASE, P. FEGAN, R. ERSKINE, J.P., Dr. MALCOMSON, ) T. J. SMYTH, F. G DEVERELL, Joseph TREVOR, and Dr. L. MEASE. Supplemental - W. H. NESBITT. Parochial Nominators - Messrs. E. J. SAUNDERSON, D.L.; R. ERSKIN, J.P., and A. MEASE, M.D.


At a Vestry held in Cootehill Church on Easter Monday the following elections took place:-

Parochial Nominators - William LESLIE, Esq., Cootehill; Edward COOONEY, Esq., Cootehill; John M. J. TOWNLEY, Esq., Fortwilliam. Synodsmen - William LESLIE, Esq., Cootehill; John MURPHY Esq., Newgrove; Edward COONEY, Esq., Cootehill; Robert GRAHAM, Esq., Rockfield Cottage. Church Wardens - William JAMIESON, Esq., Cootehill; and Mr. James BOWDEN, Cootehill.

Derrytheen Parish.

At a meeting of the registered Vestrymen of this Parish on Monday, the 17th inst. - the Rev. H. W. CLARKE, Minister of the Parish, in the chair - the following appointments were made:-

Parochial Nominators - Messrs. R. NESBITT, W. TILSON (Deredis), and W. M'MICHAEL. Synodsmen - Messrs. R. NESBITT and Joseph SCARLETT. Select Vestrymen - Messrs. T. TILSON, sen., T. TILSON, jun., John BEATTY, James WILSON, jun., James MEE. W. TILSON (Deredis), W. M'MICHAEL, John MEE, jun., W. POINTZ, Robert MONTGOMERY, S. SHARPE, and Henry MEE.


At a Vestry held in Kildallon Parish Church on Easter Monday - the Rev. William CREEK in the Chair - the following elections took place:-

Churchwardens - Mr. David MAGEE, Drumlaragh, and Mr. Jeremiah HAYES. Sidesmen - P. L. FANU, Esq., and A ROGERS, Esq. Parochial Nominators - A. ROGERS, Esq., Mr. D. MAGEE,, Makief, and Mr. D. MAGEE, Drumlaragh. Synodsmen - A. ROGERS, Esq., and Mr. John WHYTE. Select Vestry - A. HUTTON, Esq., James NETTERFIELD, Esq., and Messrs. G. RICHMOND, T. KIERNAN WHITE, G. MORTIN, A. JOHNSTON, D. KELLS, D. MAGEE, J. JERMYN, R. KEARNS, and R. BENNETT.


At a meeting of the Vestry on Easter Tuesday the following were appointed:-

Parochial Nominators - Somerset H. MAXWELL, D.L., J.P.; Messrs. Thomas ACHESON, and Benjamin STAFFORD. Synodsmen - Messrs. Thomas HEASLIP and Thomas GORDON. Churchwardens - Messrs. Edward MAGEE and Joseph REILLY. Parish treasurer - Mr. Benjamin STAFFORD.

Commissioner of Emigration for Canada.

***Assisted passages granted to Farm Labourers, accompanied by their Families, and to Domestic Servants.


Sirs. - The writer of the accompanying letter left here a poor labouring man on the 18th June, 174. His cousin who brought me the letter, intends leaving for Canada, accompanied by several other farm labourers and their families, early in the first month. The italics in the letter are mine.

Yours obliged.
Hallet, Province of Ontario, Canada.
February 24, 1876.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters. - I now lift my pen to answer your kind and welcome letter. This leaves us all well, thank God for his kind mercies to us; hoping to find all the same. You speak of the people starving in Canada. There is no hunger here. Any man that can work and will work can live here. There is no want of work here, and there is good pay for it too. Hunger - me nor my family never saw any of it. I always buy ten bushel of wheat and get it ground for our use, and that is the cheapest way to have it; and then I have the bran and shorts for the cows, and if I live to harvest I will buy none. I will have plenty of my own. We never buy less than a quarter of beef. It is three cents a pound (1-1/2d of your money). Now, you can ask Mr. Foy if he will send you to Clinton, and we will meet you there, that is eleven miles from us; but I think the agent in Toronto will send you to Blyth. They sent us up, and gave us lines to a tavern to stop all night. I could have helped to pay your passages, only it took so much to get up this house and buying the cows, and buying the seed, and I have to pay for all the horse-work too. We have little snow this winter, or hard frost like last winter. Samuel and William, Robert and me, are busy every day cutting stove-wood and saw logs. I have two teams every day drawing logs, but there came a thaw, and they had to quit. There is good sale for logs here. The mill is only one mile and a half from me. If you think you can get, come as soon as you can. I want you to be here in time for cutting hay. You would make some money at it. You will be all right if you were here awhile. You can get plenty here. Eliza wants Ann Jane to bring her a handbasket. I can say no more till I hear from you. Tell William GORDON I will look for a berth for him. Eliza and all the family sends their love to you all. Write soon. My pen is bad. - I remain your affectionate brother.


Enclosure from his wife.

My Dear Sister, - I hope you will come. I will be very glad to meet you. I like this place very well now. We had good luck since we came. I have two good cows and one year old steer. We are thinking of getting another one in April at the calving. We intend to keep three this summer. If we had one crop we will be all right. Mary Jane is hired for two months. She has twelve dollars (£2 9s 4d) - girls is so scare that she cannot get staying at home long at once. - Your friend,


FINES ON PAWNBROKERS: - It will be recollected, says the Limerick Chronicle, that some time since Mr. KEARNEY, pawnbroker, of Nicholas-street, was fined at petty sessions a sum of £20 Irish for charging, as alleged, a higher rate of interest than that allowed by law under the Pawnbrokers Act of George III. It was contended that the fine should be apportioned for the benefit of the poor of the parish in which the offences had been committed; but the magistrates finally agreed to take the opinion of the Law Adviser on the point. The case having been submitted to the Law Adviser for consideration, he has given it as his opinion that an Act passed in the reign of her present Majesty repeals the Act providing that the fines shall be given to the churchwarden for the benefit of the poor of his parish, and so the amount will go to the funds of the corporation in the ordinary way.

SUDDEN DEATH AT STRABANE RAILWAY STATION. - An awfully sudden death occurred on Saturday evening at the Strabane railway station. A man named Daniel O'NEILL, in the employment of Mr. Hugh MAGUIRE, Strabane, went with a parcel of about six pounds weight for a customer who was going by the 5 p.m. train. On reaching the station he sat down to rest himself, and entered into conversation with an acquaintance. He stopped suddenly in the conversation, leant forward, and would have fallen had he not been caught by the person nearest to him. It was supposed he had fainted, but Dr. LOVE, of Killygordon, who happened to be present, said life was extinct. The deceased was for some years past in very delicate health. It would appear that he met with an accident years ago, from which he never fully recovered. The immediate cause of death is said to have been disease of the heart. The deceased was very much respected in his walk of life as an honest, kindhearted, inoffensive man. He was in his seventy-fifth year. - Derry Journal.

LIFE ON THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. - The Denver News states that one of the most remarkable things in the Centennial Exhibition of Philadelphia will be a collection of geological, botanical, topographical, and ethnological curiosities from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana, which have been brought together by Professor Hayden, acting under the directions of the United States Government. In addition to lithographs and photographic views, he has had miniature casts made of the principal peaks of the Rocky Mountains, indicating their altitude and geological formation. He has also had models made of the villages in those territories, giving a precise idea of the kind of life led by the aboriginal races in Southern Colorado and Arizona, who are known as "cliff-dwellers." These villages are situated midway between the rivers of San Juan and Little Colorado, a hundred miles west of Fort Defiance. The chiefs of these villages, which have long been an interesting subject of study to antiquaries, are Tequa, Sechum-e-Way, Moqui, Moosha-Neh, Strong-a-pa-wee, Shepaul-a-wee, and Oraybe. The ruins, which were inhabited places less than four centuries ago, are still in a fairly good state of preservation, and comprise towers, fortified walls, buildings which contained in some cases 195 rooms, and vast cisterns.

MURDER. - I regret to have to report the occurrence of a sanguinary deed at Clougheeny, near Derrylin, which took place on the 11th instant, by which a man named Dennis CLIFFORD received such injuries that, after lingering till Thursday last, he succumbed, and the crime of the murder stains the character of Fermanagh. Derrylin and its surroundings have been for some time the plague-spot of the country, and the chairman at quarter sessions has had frequently to show his strong sense of the necessity for restraining the tendency to lawlessness among the peasantry of that district by a stern administration of the law in such cases as came before him. Notwithstanding all the cautions delivered from the bench, and the examples which his worship deemed it his duty to make, a portion of the misguided people of the locality still allow passion betimes to overrule them, and think they will escape with impunity from the consequences of their misdeeds. In the present case, which has culminated in murder, Constable Thomas M'CONRY, of Derrylin, has arrested on suspicion Patrick COMISKEY, of Teraroo; and on the warrant of R. HARVEY, Esq., R.M., he was lodged in the county jail here late on Friday evening, on remand, to enable the constable to prosecute inquiries and procure information. An inquest was held on the deceased by William GILMORE, Esq., coroner, on Friday, but the prisoner was not present.

FALL OF A HOUSE IN DUBLIN. - At a little after half-past one o'clock on Monday morning, the whole rear part of the house, 21, Parliament-street, Dublin, a glass and china establishment, fell with a tremendous crash. The house is five stories high, and the back wall, from basement to top, all the back floors, with the exception of a portion of the fourth and fifth, and the roof, were hurled in a mass of ruin to the ground. The catastrophe appears to have occurred almost without any warning. The accident caused great alarm to the inhabitants of the adjoining houses, who, of course, feared that their habitations, shaken by the shock, would also collapse.


A letter received in Liverpool from Baltimore gives an account of a curious incident which occurred at a concert given by Madlle TITIENS in that city about three weeks ago. In response to an encore, Madlle Titiens sand "Kathleen Mavourneen," which she rendered with such exquisite feeling as to arouse the utmost enthusiasm of the large audience. One gentleman was particularly affected, and he afterwards went round to congratulate the "prima donna." He announced himself as Captain CROUCH, the composer of the song, a statement which was at first received with great incredulity, Crouch being supposed to have died several years ago. After an interview with Mr. MAPLESON, however, his identify was fully established. Captain Crouch, it appears, served in the Northern army during the American civil war. He has promised to write a companion song to "Kathleen Mavourneen," and he presented it to Madlle Titiens.


On Sunday evening the North British mail train, leaving Dundee at 4 o'clock for London, ran a narrow escape. A boy playing on the line had placed a railway key on the metals between Dundee and Broughton Ferry. The engine wheels crushed the key flang, and the shock was felt throughout the whole train. The driver having noticed the obstruction slackened speed and applied brakes and danger was thus lessened. The perpetrator of the act is in custody, information as to his identity having been voluntarily given to the police by his comrades.

The Rev. Mr. SPURGEON is unwell.

Mr. William COOTE has been appointed Governnor (sic) of County Monaghan Gaol. There were eight candidates for the post.

BANK OF IRELAND. - On Wednesday, at a court of proprietors, Mr. John Edward D'OLIER was elected governor, and Mr. John Edward VERNON deputy-governor of the Bank for the present year.

April 28, 1876


HEASLIP - April 21, at Drumbee, Parish of Kildrumferton, the wife of George Heaslip of a daughter.

SIGGINS - April 12, at Duffcastle, the wife of Christopher Siggins of a daughter.


HAGUE and DALY - April 26, at the Church of St. Michan, Anne-street, Dublin, by the Most Rev. Dr. DONNELLY, Bishop of Clogher, assisted by the Very Rev. Canon M'MAHON, P.P., William Hague, architect, 44, Westland-row, Dublin, son of William Hague, J.P., Brookvale, Cavan to Annie Frances, only surviving child of Vesey Daly, 21, Eccles-street, Dublin.


CLERKIN - April 25th, at Cavan, Mr. Jon CLERKIN, Merchant, aged 35.

FYFE - April 26th, at Lake View Lodge, Arva, Louisa, wife of Mr. George Fyfe.

GORMAN - April 20, at Duffcastle, Margaret, wife of Lewis Gorman, aged 51 years.

TRINEAR - April 22, at Ballyjamesduff, John Joseph, second son of Mr. Thomas Trinear, aged 2 years. His remains were taken to the family burying ground at Kildrumferton Parish Church, on Monday evening.


Dublin, Saturday.

The remains of Sir William Wilde, the eminent occulist and antiquarian, were interred in Mount Jerome Cemetery this morning. The coffin, on which one of the sons of the deceased placed several handsome wreaths of immortelles and camellias, was borne to the Mortuary Chapel, where the first portion of the Burial Service was read by the Rev. Dr. TISDALL, the Rev. Mr. NOBLE also officiating. The remains were then removed to the family vault, where the remainder of the service was read by the Rev. Mr. Noble, and Rev. Dr. Tisdall pronounced the benediction. The funeral was largely attended by members of the medical profession and also by members of the Royal Irish Academy, with whom he had been for many years associated. The officers of the Academy were present with the mace, which was draped with crape. The deceased was an ex-vice-president of the Academy. On the coffin was the following inscription:-

Died 19th April, 1876, Aged 61 years."


A number of persons were fined for drunkenness.

Two tailors named MALLOY and DONNELLY were sent to Gaol for a month for fighting with each other.

James DOLAN was sent to Gaol for 14 days for assaulting a young man named FARRELL.


There is not likely to be any further opposition to the will of that much-married gentleman, Mr. Singer, of sewing-machine fame, as was at one time expected. It will be remembered that this gentleman died last autumn on his estate in Hampshire. He had an enormous property, worth altogether nearly three millions sterling. He was likewise the father of twenty-four children, and the husband of five wives, and only two of the children and two of the wives are dead. He left the bulk of his property to wife No. 5, but when the will was presented for probate wife No. 2 claimed, under the peculiar marriage laws of the United States, to be the lawful spouse, and therefore entitled to dowry. The New York Divorce Court has, however, decided against her, and the will is maintained. It was thought that the suit would also be taken up in the English Probate Court, but there now seems to be no prospect of this.

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