Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

February 4, 1876


MAGENNIS - January 30th, at 45 Upper Rutland Street, Dublin, the wife of Bartholomew TEELING MAGENNIS, Esq., Gortoral House, Swanlinbar, of a son.
LOUGH - Feb. 3rd, at Cavan, the wife of Matthew Lough, jun., of a son.


ADAMS - Jan 21, at Frankfurt-am-Main, Prussia, of rapid consumption, Alfred, youngest son of the late Francis Adams, Esq., Ballyhaise Mills.
HOPE - January 31st, at 7, Serpentine Avenue, Dublin, Emily Isabella (Dot), the dearly-beloved child of Henry William and Emily Hope, aged 4 years.
CRICHTON - Jan. 27, at Headfort House, Kells, Lady Madeline Chrichton.


Mervyn and M'MATH - Feb. 1, at the parish church, Castleblayney, by the father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. George IRVINE, rector of the parish, Henry Wm. AUDLEY, son of the Rev. Wm. H. MERVYN, rector of Killead, county of Antrim, to Florence Adela, daughter of the late Andrew M'MATH, Esq., J.P., Castleblayney, co. Monaghan.


The Arithmetical branch is modified. It will only comprise Tots, Compound Rules, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, Practice, Simple and Compound Proportion. The total number of marks will be 300, viz:

Dictation 100
Geography 100
Arithmetic 100

The prizes will be awarded to the four candidates whose marks in the aggregate will be the highest.


DOLAN charged James CULLEN with beating his wife.

Mr. ARMSTRONG appeared for defendant.
The wife denied the assault, and the case was dismissed.

Francis NORTH was fined 5 s. for being drunk, and Francis BYRNE 2s. 6d. for leaving his horse and cart on the street without a person in charge.

Constable GILLIARD summoned James WOODS for being drunk, and Woods had a charge of assault against Sarah CRUMLEY and her two sons, arising out of a drunken row in Pudding Lane.
Woods was sent to Gaol for 48 hours, and the Crumleys for a month.

Agnes LEDDY summoned Mary LEE for an assault.


The Midland Great Western Railway summoned James M'DONALD for being drunk and assaulting a porter named M'NAMEE.

Mr. Kennedy prosecuted.

M'Namee said while checking the tickets by the market train on the 20th January, he asked defendant for his ticket, he put his hand in his pocket as if looking for it, then drew it up and gave witness a box in the face.

Mr. Kennedy said defendant had been in the Company's service and could not plead ignorance.

Defendant pleaded guilty.

He was fined 10s. for being drunk, and ordered to be imprisoned for a month for the assault.

Edward M'CULLUGH summoned Bessy CHARTERS and Mary Jane MAHONY for a trover of a hen.



This venerable gentleman, whose name had been so long associated with the management of the Hertford estate, died at his home in Castle-street, Lisburn, on Friday afternoon. The very Rev. James STANNUS, Dean of Ross and Rector of Lisburn, was born at the family seat in the Queen's County, on the 10th of January, 1788. Until within the last few weeks (says the Belfast News Letter) he enjoyed excellent health. We understand that, after completing his course of collegiate education Mr. Stannus was for some time in the army, but after a little retired, and entered the Church. In 1816 he married Miss E. BURROWES, daughter of Sir W. Burrowes, Bart. Lord Hertford's first estate had for some years before been managed under the joint superintendence of Archdeacon TRAIL and the Rev. Dr. CUPPLES, but as those gentlemen and only undertaken the office pro tem, Mr. Stannus was appointed agent in October, 1817, an office he held up to the death of Lord Hertford, in 1870, when Sir Richards WALLACE became possessor of the property. Mr. F. L. CAPRON was appointed agent by the new owner, but the kind-hearted baronet did not forget how well and how faithfully the aged dean had discharged his duties to the several proprietors under whom he held office, and in acknowledgment of these services granted him a pension of £500 a year during the remainder of his life, and a free house, making a total of £600 per annum. When his death was announced in Lisburn all business was suspended.


This is a new serial, published in weekly penny numbers and in monthly parts. It is conducted by the editor of "Our Own Fireside," "Home Words," &c; and though not specially intended for Sunday reading like "The Day of Rest," is strongly impregnated with a wholesome religious element. Judging from the third number which now lies before us, it seems to be strongly opposed to Ritualism and Intemperance. It is replete with interesting tales and general information; and is copiously illustrated by superior wood engravings. Even in these days of cheap and excellent illustrated literature, it must be regarded as exceedingly good value and should command an extensive circulation.


An invention has now been tested to an extent which leaves no doubt that fresh meat can be, as it has been, imported from Canada and the United States. Refrigeration, though the meat is not actually frozen, but describes the process which has the merit of extreme simplicity and of leaving the meat absolutely unaltered both in flavour and appearance. The cattle intended for shipment are killed a day or two before the vessel starts, great care being taken to extract all the blood. After the carcase is cut up, the quarters are sewn up in canvass and conveyed to a compartment in the hold of the only line of vessels - Guion's steamers - as yet fitted up for the purpose. Here the quarters of meat are slung so as to swing clear and allow of a free passage of air all around them. Tanks round the compartment are filled with ice sufficient to keep the temperature of the air down to 37 deg. during the passage, and a constant motion and circulation is maintained by the action of a large fan worked by steam. The effect of keeping meat in this dry, cold atmosphere for ten or twelve days is to so harden and solidify the surface, that at the end of the passage it is more marketable in appearance than when first killed. Some forty tons sent as a first experiment were forwarded by special train direct from Liverpool to the Central Meat Market at Smithfield, and found a ready sale at top prices. As matter of experiment sheep and pigs have been sent in a similar way, with a result eminently satisfactory to those who are looking forward to the development of a large trade. All the meat has reached market in a splendid condition, cold, dry, firm, and free from the slightest taint, and it has been hard to convince experienced butchers and salesmen who saw it for the first time what they were inspecting. The inventors of this very promising process are Messrs. EASTMAN and MARTIN, of New York; Mr. J. A. LIPPINCOT, also of New York, having successfully applied the principle so far as it as gone. Mr. J. D. LINK, of Liverpool and of the Central Meat Market, being the agent here. The capacity of the compartment fitted in the Guion steamer is about 200 tons. The consignments now being sent every week amount to fifty tons, and the supply is now in process of rapid development to the maximum which the present arrangements will allow of two hundred tons weekly. The trial has now been sufficiently extended to demonstrate the scientific value of the process. Indeed, it is easy to conceive that in a compartment maintained at so low a temperature, with air kept perfectly dry and pure, decomposition might be almost indefinitely arrested, and that meat might hang for weeks not only without injury but with positive benefit accruing from keeping, in rendering the fibre tender and easily masticated. The cattle which have so far been employed to test the experiment whether American beef suits English palates are bred in the western states of Iowa, the carcases averaging 100 stone. Sample cuts from a prime ox were recently forwarded to the Lord Mayor of London and Mr. ALDERMAN and Sheriff KNIGHT, both of whom expressed their perfect satisfaction with the quality and flavour of the beef.

IRISH MILITIA PROMOTIONS. - In accordance with an order issued from the War Office, the officers of the following Irish Militia regiments will, during the present year, be entitled to recommend a lieutenant of each of their regiments for a commission in the army: - Antrim, Tyrone Fusiliers, South Cork, Galway, Clare, Kerry, North Cork, Limerick County, Armagh, Wexford, Cavan, North Tipperary, Dublin County, South Down, Kilkenny, Limerick City Artillery, 3rd Ulster Artillery, Longford, Cork City Artillery, Donegal Artillery, Dublin City Artillery, Carlow, Wicklow, Antrim, Artillery, West Cork Artillery, South Mayo and Fermanagh.

On Tuesday a man named Laurence DONAGHY, in the employment of Mr. George A. Edwards, coal merchant, of Armagh, who had a wife and five small children, missed his footing when getting up on a cart laden with coal, fell, and the car passed over his breast, killing him almost immediately. - Armagh Guardian.

THE REVISION OF THE SCRIPTURES. - The company appointed for the revision of the authorised version of the Old testament finished their thirty-sixth session on Friday afternoon in the Jerusalem Chamber. The revision was continued as far as Jeremiah xxxi. 1.

BALLYNAHINCH. - On the evening of Tuesday last week, a woman named Mary M'CAHERTY, wife of a farmer in the townland of Drumatticonnor, while out assisting her daughter to put in some young cattle, met her death under very melancholy circumstances. Her son had been away from home, giving a neighbour a day's ploughing. On returning he had one horse harnessed in the cart, and the other loose behind. When he reached the loaning leading to the house, he stopped to get the plough off the cart, and allowed the loose horse to go in by himself to the stable. Two men assisted him in getting the plough off, but no one was at the horse's head, and he became restive and ezxcited after the other horse had left. He first started to walk, then to trot, and eventually to gallop, and went right opposite the kitchen door. Deceased was seen to come at this moment towards the door from the garden. She was not seen knocked down, but the horse galloped past, and immediately after she was found lying, within a few feet of the kitchen door quite dead, the back of the head being severely injured. An inquest was held the following day, before William Davidson, Esq., coroner, when these facats were elicited, and a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. - Down Recorder.


A Listowel correspondent says: - "So great is the competition for land in this quarter that, when the leasehold interest of a farm is offered for sale, well-to-do farmers, anxious to make a match of a son or daughter, are found to bid for it the most extraordinary sums, sometimes more than might have been paid for its fee-simple some years ago. A striking instance of this was witnessed here a few days since, when a farm, consisting of 79 statute acres yearly rent £70, and valuation £31 10s, was sold by order of the Landed Estates Court, at the Listowel Arms Hotel, by Mr. G. M. ELLIOTT, auctioneer. It was purchased by a farmer named COUGHLAR, from Astee, for £1,020, exclusive of auctioneer's fees. The farm is part of the property of P. DONOVAN, Esq., of Tralee, and the occupying tenant held a lease of it at the rent specified for a term of twenty-eight years, yet unexpired. The high value now put upon this farm will seem more extraordinary when it is mentioned that its fee simple when purchased by Mr. Donovan, some twelve or thirteen years ago only cost £950. - Express.

CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH. - An inquest was held on Saturday, by Nicholas M'GAVER, Esq., coroner, on the body of a male infant found buried in a hole in the townland of Streamstown, near Colehill, in the county Longford. It appeared that a widow named Catherine Maguire gave birth to a child, and was afterwards seen to bury it. Information was given to the police, and the body of the infant was found buried in a hole in a small bog. The woman was arrested and admitted that the child was hers, but asserted it was still-born. At the inquest Dr. MYLES was examined and swore that he made a post mortem examination on the body of the infant; that he found it was born alive, and was a healthy child. The jury, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict to the effect that the child died from wilful (sic) neglect, but that they had no evidence to show by whom the neglect was occasioned. They also found Catherine Maguire guilty of concealing the birth of her child. She was accordingly committed on the coroner's warrant for trial at the forthcoming assizes.

February 11, 1876



David WRIGHT and Samuel WRIGHT were brought before the Bench charged on the information of John MULLEN with stabbing him on the fair night of Cootehill with a knife.

Mullen was not able to appear and the accused were admitted to bail, Dr. SHARPE having certified that the man's life was not in danger.

(Before Theo. THOMPSON, Wm. BABINGTON, and Somerset H. MAXWELL, Esqrs.)

Thomas OLWILL summoned James SMYTH for leaving his employment.

This case was heard at last Petty Sessions, but was adjourned, pending the option of the Law Adviser.


The Constabulary summoned Hugh M'GUIRK, John JORDAN, Richard LYNCH, James CULLEN, and Pat MAGUIRE, for being drunk.

Fined in sums varying from 5s. to 10s.

Acting-Constable DOLAN summoned Michael MAGUIRE for leaving his horse and car on the public street without a person in charge.
Fined 5s. and costs.

Sub-Constable SCANLAN summoned Michael MURRAQY for driving his horse and car furiously through the public streets.

Defendant said he was returning from a wedding and just drove a little hard. The horse was a young one, and not accustomed to be driven.

The constable, however, denied this statement, and said he was beating the horse unmercifully.
Fined 10s. and costs.

Thos. MURPHY summoned James MAGOVERN for 8s. alleged to be due for work done.
Decree for amount granted.

Agnes LEDDY summoned Mary LEE for assaulting her

Hugh LEE summoned Ellen BURROWES for making use of threatening language towards his child.


The next meeting of this Society will be held on Wednesday evening next at 7 o'clock. The Scripture subject will be Acts viii., and a lecture to the members will be given by the president, Rev. Thomas B. WILLSON, B.A. Subject - "How I walked across Norway."

At the last meeting of the society an essay on "Modern Civilization" was read by Mr. George Carmichael, in which, by a comparison of ancient art, such as sculpture, &c., with more modern productions, he was led to the conclusion that a good deal that is said about our advances in various branches of science, art, and literature is exaggerated and unfounded. The essay which was characterised by much originality and research was warmly applauded.

Mr. Robert M'DOWELL was re-elected secretary and Mr. James BENNETT was elected treasurer in the room of Mr. Charles RORKE, jun., resigned. A large number of most valuable works on agriculture, and the breeding and rearing of cattle and horses have been added to the library of the Association.

Mr. J. F. FULLER has been appointed architect to the Protestant Hall about to be erected here. There were several plans submitted for competition.

A CENTGENARIAN. - Our Newry correspondent states that on Sundays a woman named Burns died at Miilvale (sic), near Newry, at the advanced age of 106 years. She retained all her faculties till a few days before her death.


Downpatrick, Wednesday Night

A demonstration took place here this evening in honour of Mr. Mulholland, M.P., in recognition of the ability and eloquence displayed by him in seconding the Address in the House of Commons last evening. About eight o'clock the Downpatrick Brass and Flute Bands turned out, and played several appropriate airs through the town. Tar barrels were also burned, and the utmost enthusiasm prevailed during the evening. Great crowds followed the bands, cheering for Mr. Mulholland, and otherwise exhibiting their respect for him as a public man. - After parading the town for several hours, the processionists, assembled opposite the Down Recorder Office, when John FORSYTH, Esq., came forward and proposed the following resolution: - "That we, the inhabitants of the ancient borough of Downpatrick, irrespective of creed or party, feel called upon to testify in this public manner our deep sense of the statesmanlike ability displayed by our representative in Parliament, John MULHOLLAND, Esq., in seconding the address to the Throne last evening in the House of Commons, and we feel that he has done honour to the country, and that he is deserving of our warmest gratitude for the manner in which he has upheld the reputation of Ireland on the first occasion on which an Irish member has had the privilege of seconding the Addresss to the Crown in the British House of Commons." John TATE, Esq., seconded the resolution, and in doing so said it was an honour to the borough to have such a representative. He was sure there was no one of Mr. Mulholland's constituents who would not feel not only proud of his being selected to second the Address, but also of the call. Messs. John LOWRY, Matthew SKILLEN, and other electors spoke in laudatory terms of their representative, and after repeated cheers for Mr. Mulholland, the National Anthem was played, and the vast assemblage peaceably dispersed.


Limerick, Friday evening.

There was a scene at Petty Sessions to-day. Mr. Edmond SLATTERY was prosecuted for the third time for maintaining a nuisance at Island Road, known as the Gut Factory, in which over fifty women were employed.

Dr. BARRY, sanitary medical officer, was examined for the Corporation, who prosecuted.

Dr. PARKER, for the defendant, said that the evidence given by Dr. Barry was bosh, and such as no scientific man would give.

Dr. O'SHAUGHNESSY, ex-High Sheriff, implored Dr Parker for the sake of the profession not to use such language.

Dr. Parker - Why should any weight be attached to his testimony as compared with mine - the result of many years' practice.

Dr. O'Shaughnessy again appealed to Dr. Parker not to speak so disparagingly of Dr. Barry because he was so young. The first medical man in Dublin had told him some of the young doctors of Limerick know their business better than some of those who had been bungling at it for fifty years.

This statement created some confusion on the bench.

Dr. Parker said he had yet to learn that the ex-High Sheriff was constituted the organ of the medical profession in Limerick, and, as he had boasted he was fifty years a medical man, the Dublin doctors must have been referring to himself when they spoke of old bunglers.

Dr. Parker then left the witness box and the business collapsed for a few minutes, after which Thomas GELSTON, sanitary officer, swore that no nuisance existed at the factory dangerous to health the present time.

The magistrates were equally divided - five for and five against - and the mayor under these circumstances declined to give a casting vote, and said he would enter no rule.


An inquest was held at Worcester, on Wednesday, before Mr. R. T. REA, coroner, on the body of Charles Hall DARE, of Newtown Barry, who shot himself on Monday night, at Landsdowne, near Worcester. It transpired that the youth, who was between 15 and 16 years of age, traveled from Dublin, via Holyhead, to Worcester, on Monday, by first-class express arriving at Worcester at six o'clock. He was on his way to Malvern Proprietary College, and would have to pass through Worcester on his journey. At Worcester station he alighted, and deposited his luggage at the "left parcels" office, telling the porter that he should require it again that evening. The next that was heard of him was at 11 o'clock at night, when a policeman patrolling near Landsdowne heard the report of a pistol, and saw the deceased fall. He went up to him and found that he had shot himself through the head with a revolver. Dr. WOODWARD was brought, and he was taken to the Worcester Infirmary, where he died the same night. The ball had lodged in the centre of the brain. The Rev. F. R. DREW, one of the masters of the Malvern College, was examined on the inquest, and deposed that the deceased had been advised as due at the college on Monday evening. When he left the college for the Christmas holidays he was in excellent spirits. The jury returned a verdict of suicide, but that as to the state of mind at the time there was no evidence to show.


Kilbeggan, Friday

Information reached this town to-day, of a very daring outrage having been committed at a place called Lowertown. It appears that at about ten o'clock in the night a respectable farmer named James DWYER, was engaged in an outhouse looking after his cattle, when fifteen men entered the yard, five of them ran into the outhouse and assaulted Dwyer with sticks; they knocked him down and beat him in a most brutal manner. His cries were heard by his family, and on the appearance of his wife the ruffians decamped. The district constabulary were immediately apprised of the occurrence and proceeded to the scene of the outrage. The injured man says that he could not identify any of his assailants, nor give a description of them. The cause of the outrage is not known, but is alleged to be of an agrarian character. I have just been informed that three men were arrested this evening, on suspicion of being some of the party who made the attack.

INSTINCT. - A favourite lioness has lately died at the Dublin Zoological Gardens. "Old Girl" was of South African race, and was born in the gardens, where she lived 16 years, brought up 50 cubs, and finally died of chronic bronchitis. During her last illness, "Old Girl" was much worried by rats, which often swarm in the cages of the carnivore, and while the beasts are in health, are rather an amusement than an annoyance. The rats, however, began to nibble the toes of the lioness when she could no longer defend herself, and accordingly a terrier was placed in the cage to protect the sufferer. "Old Girl" at first received the dog with a surly growl; when, however, she saw him kill the first rat, she began to appreciate her visitor. The lioness coaxed the terrier to her, folded her paws round him, and the dog slept each night on her breast enfolded with her paws and protecting her rest from disturbance. - Graphic.

(From the Boston Pilot.)

A New York contemporary publishes a report of the death of an Irishman whose name, whether for good or evil, must have a place in the history of Ireland for the present generation. We shall await more decisive information before giving a biographical sketch of James STEPHENS; but we venture to-day to point a moral from his experience. If James Stephens be dead, there can be very little doubt that he died, as he chose to live, in poverty. Those who did not know the man have been ready with charges against his sincerity and personal honesty. It has been said that he lined his pockets with the gold collected from servant girls and the poor but patriotic Irish people of America. James Stephens never denied the charge; he never denied any charge made against himself. When the organisation which he had built up had reached its limit and had failed to come to the point, and when most of its leaders and members turned against the chief organiser - the "head centre" - he disappeared into obscurity. The man who had wielded an unquestionable power over hundreds of thousands or organised men, who had had at his disposal great sums of money and possibilities for obtaining greater, went from his post in silence, without friends, perhaps - but certainly without a dollar. No matter what James Stephens' fault may have been, this must be scored to his honour. He might have had a "head centre" who would become a nuisance and a braggadocio in the Press and on the platform. To be spared this was something, and a great deal. If the man be dead, let us speak well of him; if living, he owes us no thanks, for we can speak no personal ill of him. Sixteen years ago the national spirit of Ireland had become fossilised, and Stephens gave it life and strength. We do not now believe that this was the wisest or best way to begin the agitation; but no matter what we believe, it cannot be denied that this man found the dead wood and gave it life. He set hand and foot against the system that was crushing the nationality of Ireland. He walked the country over, firing the pile in every town he passed through. He struck the shield that had been silent for a generation, and the country answered - at least Young Ireland answered. It was a failure you may say - we may say. Yes, it was a dead failure so far as Stephens' purpose went; but who shall deny that the Church Disestablishment, the Land Bill, and the Home Rule party itself are the direct consequences of the work begun by James Stephens? His mistake was that he begun with physical instead of moral force, and by doing so the true idea of citizenship was neglected. We do not object to the blow following the word, but he put the hand first, and left the brain to follows. He was a remarkable man; bold in preparation, timid in execution; literary in culture and taste,; a master of popular organisation; a generaliser in political philosophy; a barricade revolutionist in purpose. His mode of thought was not that of his associates in the so-called Fenian movement. When his day had passed he went from them and lived alone. He had drawn lessons from the movement which would be interesting, but we do not believe they have been written. If he be dead - peace to his ashes, and respect to the strong heart that could not be crushed into a word of defence or a cry of indignation. The best proof of his desire for the unity of Irishmen is to be found in his silence. He was no critic of other men or other movements. A good lesson may be learned from his conduct. At present many Irishmen will not tolerate those who do not see through their eyes. One of the ablest of Stephens' associates - John O'LEARY - said lately, "I do not hate Home Rulers, but Home Rule." This is the true idea. Let the parties in Ireland be as the Liberals and Conservatives in England, as the Democrats and Republicans in America - rivals only in action and emulation for the national welfare. A new organisation called "The '82 Club" has been formed in Ireland, and at one of their recent meetings they passed the following resolution:- "That the gross hypocrisy for Home Rulers to talk of Grattan and the Volunteers of '82; that federalism has nothing to do with the patriots who then made Ireland a nation; and that we, the members of the '82 Club, are alone the upholders of the principles proclaimed by the true men of Dungannon." When shall this folly die? When shall Irishmen sink all minor differences for the love of their native land, each man stretching his hand to meet his brother's, whether he be Fenian or Home Ruler, Orange or Green? The day is coming when a burst of united action will break every chain, when Ireland will be mistress of the political situation. The growth and coalition of Great Powers in Europe are every day changing the relations between Ireland and England. Those who despond should study the country only for 15 years past, and observe the change. The fire which James Stephens lighted amongst the field and workshops has spread over the whole country. Lord, landlord, priest, professor, peasant, merchant - Catholic and Protestant - are working together with one purpose, with 60 able men to represent their opinions in the British Parliament. It is now the duty of Irishmen and Irish parties to conciliate and re-conciliate; and he who objects to this is an enemy to his country.

February 18, 1876


HUMPHRYS – February 11th, at 19 Hatherly Grove, Bayswater, London, the wife of Hugh HUMPHRYS, late Captain 15th Hussars, of a son.
KENNEDY – Feb. 14, at Farnham-Street, Cavan, the wife of H. P. KENNEDY, Esq., Solicitor, of a son.
MATTHEWS – Feb. 14, at Kinoughamore, Belturbet, the wife of Mr. Thomas MATTHEWS of a son.


ANDERSON – January 9th, on his passage home from India, George D. ANDERSON, Esq., District Superintendent of Police, B. Burmah, late 60th Rides, eldest son of the late William ANDERSON, Esq., of Cavan.
ACHESON – Feb. 8th, at Tierquillen, Crossdoney, Mr. Thomas ACHESON, jun., aged 28 years, regretted by all who knew him. His end was peace.
FRASER – Feb. 11, at Lavey, Stradone, Susan, wife of Mr. George FRASER, aged 70 years, much regretted by all who knew her.
GLEESON – Feb. 14, David GLEESON, of Curfeyhone, Castlesaunderson, aged 86 years.
M’DICKEN – Nov. 21, at Newcastle, New South Wales, Isabella, beloved wife of Mr. Hugh M’DICKEN, and a daughter of Mr. John ARGUE, late of Crossforts, Ballyhaise.
RADCLIFF – January 15th, at Toronto, the Rev. John RADCLIFF, late Rector of Innismagrath, Co. Leitrim.


The Undersigned will sell by AUCTION, on MONDAY, 21st Inst., At the hour of 11 o’clock, sharp, In order to finish in one day (if possible), the following valuable Furniture and Effects, AT 2, CHURCH STREET, CAVAN, the residence of Mr. WILLIAM MASTERSON,

HALL AND LOBBY - Contain chairs, tables, glass case, hat stand, clothes rack, oil baize covers, carpets, mats and matting, &c.

SITTING ROOM – Excellent mahogany loo table, 6 mahogany chairs, upholstered in hair cloth, arm chair and easy chair, Piano (by Collard & Collard) Trichord, full octave, a really superior instrument, one of the best turned out by this eminent firm, and containing all the latest improvements, nearly new, a large quantity of elegantly framed prints and engravings, carpets, hearth rugs, fenders and fire steels, window drapery and blinds, chimney ornaments, foot stools, &c., &c.

IN DINING ROOM – Mahogany dining tables, sofa, chairs, sideboard, occasional tables, plate basket, servers, knives, forks, spoons, window hangings and blinds, fenders and fire irons, engravings and prints, &c., &c.

IN No. 1 BEDROOM – Iron bedsteads and bedding, hair mattresses, feather beds, sheets, blankets, pillows and bolsters, chairs, dressing and toilet tables, wash stands and ware, clothes rack, toilet and dressing glasses, several beautiful steel engravings and pictures elegantly framed, fender and fire steels, window drapery and blinds, towel airer, commode, hearth rug and carpet, &c.

NO. 2. 3. 4. BEDROOMS contain same as No. 1.

SERVANT’S ROOM contain usual furniture.

IN STORE ROOM AND PANTRY – China, closet, chest, glass case, &c. Dinner Service – Tea and coffee service, paraffin lamps, china, glass, &c.

KITCHEN – Tables, chairs, presses, forms, 2 settle beds, dresser, china, press, gas fixtures, lamps, dish covers, delph, pots, pans, sauce-pans, &c., with the full compliment of kitchen appointments.

IN WINE AND SPIRIT STORES will be found a large quantity of bottles, jars, casks, stands, &c., with the usual useful and necessary appliances belonging thereto.

SHOP FIXTURES – consisting of show canisters, with tea canisters, fancy casks, weights, beams, scales, ouncels, flour and meal bins, sugar and tea paper, and paper bags, &c.

YARD AND GARDEN – A large heap of stable manure, several large water barrels, piping, garden tools, wheelbarrow, donkey’s cart and harness, and pony harness.

The Auctioneer begs to call the attention of the public to the above really valuable and excellent furniture and effects, which are of the best and most modern description and in perfect order, most of which are new, and will be sold without the least reserve.

An early attendance respectfully requested as the sale will commence sharp at the above named hour, 11 o’clock.

Terms – Cash. Purchasers to pay Auction Fees of 5 per cent.
T. W. SIXSMITH, Auctioneer
Valuer & Commission Agent


On Wednesday evening, 9th inst., a Soiree was held in the new Parochial Schoolhouse, Baillieborough. Although the snowflakes were thickly falling all the evening, the Schoolroom was crowded to excess. The Rev. Dr. GILMOR, rector of the parish, occupied the chair. A stranger on entering the room might expect to hear at least a dozen addresses, were he to judge from the number of young farmers who thronged the platform, most of them, however, seemed more anxious to address their sweethearts than a mixed audience. The radiant gleam from a corona in the centre of the room relieved the somber appearance of the unstuccoed walls inside. Festoons of evergreens and artificial roses adorned the windows and corona. On the western gable appeared the harp and crown, with the word "Welcome" arched above. The design was beautiful in its simplicity, reflecting credit on Miss IRWIN who was assisted at the decoration of the room by Miss FORSYTHE and Messrs. ARMSTRONG, MEERES, SPEERS, and HIGGINS.

The ladies presiding at the tea tables were Mrs. GILMOR, Mrs. CHAMBERS, Mrs. CROSS, Miss HANTON, and Miss RATHBOURNE. Messrs. GIBSON, GAULT, CHAMBERS, MORROW, KIRKLAND, and ARMSTRONG were the stewards in attendance. After tea the Chairman introduced the Rev. N. S. TAYLOR, whose appearance was the signal for a hearty reception. The reverend lecturer delivered a loyal and amusing address which was rapturously applauded. The Rev. S. ADAMS-ROBINSON next came forward, and selected for his subject, "The Life and character of St. Paul." At intervals the Church choir sang from their programme the following hymns: - "Onward Christian Soldiers," "The roseate hues of early dawn," "Hark, hark my soul, angelic songs are swelling," &c. Miss Gilmor performed on the harmonium. Mr. Robinson’s lengthy address being concluded at half-past ten o’clock, all retired highly pleased with the evening’s enjoyment.


The distribution of prizes for regular attendance at this Sunday School, took place on Friday evening last in the old Cathedral of S. Felimy’s, Kilmore. There was a very large attendance of the Sunday School scholars, who seemed much to enjoy seeing their friends receive the pretty prizes. The proceedings commenced by singing the hymn, "There is a happy land," after which addresses to the children were given by the Rev. W. H. STONE and the Rev. Thomas B. WILLSON.

After singing of another hymn, the prizes were distributed as follows:

Eliza CLEMENGER, Anne FOSTER, Catherine FOSTER, Teresa M’DOWELL, Isabella TILSON, Emily VANCE, Letitia BEATTY, Maggie TILSON, Eliza WILLIS, M. A. WILTON, Lizzie COLQ!UHOUN, and Isabella VANCE.

Isabella M’KEE, Sidney TILSON, Louisa BEATTY, Margaret MOORE, Sophia LORD, Rebecca TWEEDY, Charlotte TILSON, Lizzie RORKE, Lizzie BROWN, and Jane M’DOWELL.

Anna WEST, Maria WEST, Eliza RITCHIE, Letitia TUBMAN, Eliza SMITH, Harriett BEATTY, Emily BEATTY, Margaret COLQUHOUN, Mary PARKER, and Mary Jane BREDIN.

A. J. ARMSTRONG, M. A. WEIR, Maggie ARMSTRONG, Letitia LORD, Lizzie M’LAUGHLIN, Annie RORKE, Leah TELFER, Kate WEST, and Jane WEST.

Emma FOSTER, M. A. BEATTY, Elizabeth CLARK, Isabella CLARK, Susanna WEIR, and Emily SMITH.

John LORD, Lizzie ARMSTRONG, Thos. PHAIR, and Letitia ARMSTRONG.

Charles RORKE, John WEST, Charles SMITH, John SMITH, Wm. BANNISTER, George TILSON, Jos. WEST, R. M’DOWELL, Arthur BEATTY, Wm. MANNING, John M’KEE, and John MANNING.

David GOGGINS, John MOORE, Thos. FARLEY, John LORD, Wm. LAWLOR, John RORKE, and Robert M’DOWELL.



After singing another hymn, the proceedings terminated.


(Before Hugh K. SIMPSON and James SMALL, Esqrs.)


John HAYES, Cliffin, summoned Humphrey LORD for trespass of three goats in his plant garden. Witness would not swear he sustained 10s. worth of damage by the goats but believed he did.
The Bench ordered defendant to pay 9s. with costs.

Sub-Constable Bell v. Patrick FARRELLY, Bailieborough, for allowing a donkey to wander on the public road.
Fined 1s. with costs.


Patrick TIERNEY, Corravilla, v. James REILLY.

Complainant said he was leaving Bailieborough for home on the 7th inst.; at Adelaide Row was stopped by defendant, who seized his horse and caught hold of him by the throat; struck him and assaulted witness’s brother also. It appeared, however, that both parties quarreled and used scandalous language to each other most of the way home.

A witness, named COLLINS, said he saw Tierney on the road with his coat off; he was threatening defendant.

The Bench cautioned Tierney, and ordered Reilly to pay £1 with costs.

Sub-Constable MURRAY charged James DONNELLY, a flax dresser, with being drunk and disorderly on the 7th inst.; and in a second charge having assaulted witness.

Defendant who received a good character from Mr. Edward M’PHILLIPS, said he was sorry for his conduct, but did not remember what happened.

Their Worships ordered defendant to pay 10s. with costs in each case, and warned him against interfering with the police in future.


William BURNS, licensed publican, Bailieborough, was summoned by Constable E. BROWN for allowing drink to be sold on his premises at unlawful hours, on the 31st ult.

Constable Brown said he was on patrol on the night of the 31st ult.; at a quarter to 11 o’clock saw light in Mr. Burns’ public house; witness rapped at the door and asked to be admitted; after some little time the door was opened by Mr. Burns; on asking him had he any person for drink inside, he replied not, but soon after two persons named John M’KINLEY and John FISHER, passed out from the shop through the hall; M’Kinley had a bottle containing liquor in his pocket; witness saw M’Kinley on the street previously, who asked him could he procure some whiskey from defendant, as his wife was unwell; in reply to this witness said defendant would be responsible if he supplied the liquor.

Mr. Burns stated that on the night in question M’Kinley came to him for some whiskey, as he said his wife was confined; defendant in reply said he had no power to give him the liquor without liberty from the police; soon after M’Kinley came back stating he received the liberty; witness being ignorant of the law in such cases gave the liquor and was afterwards charged with the offence by the Constable.

M’Kinley admitted telling the falsehood to defendant in order to get the liquor.

Head-Constable KELLY said Mr. Burns kept a very correct house during business hours.

The Bench, after considering the circumstances of the case, ordered defendant to pay 10s. with costs, and cautioned him against a future breach of the Act.

John M’Kinley and John Fisher were also charged, by Constable Brown, with being found on the licensed premises of Wm. Burns at prohibited hours, on the night of the 31st ult.

Fisher, who simply accompanied M’Kinley in going for the spirits, was discharged with a caution, and M’Kinley was fined 10s. with costs.

Constable Brown, and Sub-Constables M’GLYNN, BELL, GREER, and M’ENTEE, summoned several persons for drunkenness.
Fines of 5s. and 2s. 6d. with costs were imposed.

A few other unimportant cases were disposed of, when the Court adjourned.

(Before Messrs. SANKEY, WARING, and MORTIMOR.)

Sub-Inspector SHOVELLER v. Patrick CLARKE, for selling spirits, he not having license to sell same.

Several witnesses were examined to prove having drank liquor on the premises.
Find £2 or a month with hard labour.

The Queen, at the prosecution of Constable YOUNG, V. John MULVANEY.

Defendant is a spirit grocer, and he was summoned for allowing liquors to be consumed on his premises/

Owen MONAGHAN was examined and stated that KEANE, when getting the drink, asked for a glass but was refused and told he could not drink any on the premises.

Dismissed with a caution.

S. I. ALLEN v. John CAFFERY, jun., James KELLET, and Margaret CAFFREY, for an assault on Jas. HEERY.

Heery, in reply to Mr. Allen, stated that he was returning from the fair of Virginia, on the 24th of January, accompanied by a man named TORMEY, and when passing defendant’s house they ran out and without any provocation assaulted him on the head with some heavy weapon.

Farrell TORMEY was next examined and corroborated the above statement.

For the defence, it was alleged that when Heery and Tormey were passing Caffrey’s they called out "Five pounds for the head of an Orangeman."

Kellet was sent to gaol for a month with hard labour, and the Caffreys were fined £1 each or 14 days imprisonment.

Sub-constable M. DONAGHY v. Robert BUTT, for sliding on the public-street on the 14th January.
Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.

Sub-constable Donaghy v. Thomas BUTT, for same offence.
Cautioned and to pay costs.

Sub-constable Francis O’NEIL v. James ELLIOTT, jun., and Thomas GILROY, for same offence.
Cautioned and to pay costs.

Sub-constable J. B. BRADSHAW v. Robert BYERS for being drunk.
Fined 5s. and costs.

Sub-constable Michael M’CORMACK v. Joseph BYERS, for same offence.
Fined 5s . and costs.

Sub-constable J. B. Bradshaw v. Garret BINNY for same offence.
Fined 5s. and costs.

Sub-constable Francis O’NEIL v. Patrick FITZSIMMONS, for same offence.
Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.

Sub-constable Francis O’Neil v. Philip GEREGHY, for being drunk and disorderly.
Sent to gaol for one month, being the seventh offence within twelve months.

Sub-constable Richards DOWD v. James HEERY, for being drunk.
Fined 5s. and costs.

Sub-constable Richard Dowd v. Thomas BARNS, for same offence.
Fined 5s. and costs.

Sub-constable Manus DONAGHY v. Thomas Barns, for same offence.
Fined 5s. and costs.


At the Drumsna Petty Sessions on Tuesday (before J. C. RUTHERFORD, Esq., R.M., in the chair; J. T. BYRNE, Esq.; Gerald F. WALSH, Esq.; Robert J. KEOGH, Esq.; and M. HANLY, Esq.), the following case was disposed of:-


Mr. Chas. Sedley, solicitor, Sligo, said he appeared for Mr. Ruthven, and he requested that the defendants be bound over to keep the peace.

Mr. Ruthven was then sworn and examined by Mr. Sedley – Is a magistrate for this county, and also for the counties Galway and Tipperary. I was in this town on the 9th December in company with Miss KING and Mr. Gilbert KING. (Complainant stated he went into the houses of one Wm. DOOGAN, a Mrs. BALLEY and others.) While in one house I saw the Rev. Mr. MAGUIRE, C.C., the priest, walk very hurriedly down the street. Immediately the defendants ran down in a very excited manner, and a crowd collected. Nothing occurred before that. (Complainant then identified each of the defendants.) When we came out I saw each of the defendants, and they commenced calling names – "Souper," for one – and making use of very abusive language. One of the defendants had his coat off. After leaving Mrs. BYRNE’s there was an immense crowd. This man (pointing out a defendant) walked very close to me. The crowd kept calling names. They mentioned my name, said "Old Ruthven," "soup," and "souper," "trotter," everything they could think of. I did not do anything on that occasion or on any other to justify such conduct. We walked out to the demesne of Charlestown. Mr. MOORE and his two little children were with us. Mr. Gilbert King and Miss King went home. (He described the gestures made by defendants.) I returned to the village, near which I reside. I could not turn round without touching them. I felt their breath on my cheek, when shouting in my ear, and this defendant showed his teeth at me. I observed the three defendants. Their conduct was the same. In consequence of their language I am under apprehension. Some constables were with me and walked with me.

Cross-examined by Mr. M’DERMOTT< who appeared for defendants – I have been about six years resident in this locality. No one left a hand on me or said a word before. I am not in holy orders. I never distributed tracts in this locality, but, allow me to say, I would not be ashamed of doing so. I am not paid for what I do.

Complainant to Mr. M’Dermott – There was not a hand laid on me. We went into the houses of Protestants only to read to them. I believe there are Catholics in the houses defendants have just named. I am not aware that respectable people are annoyed by my going in to read the Scriptures in Protestant houses where Catholics reside. It is not obnoxious, except, perhaps, to a few like these. Not one respectable person objected. I do not see why it should be obnoxious. I have been in the habit of doing it for many years. I deny that I go into Catholic houses or Roman Catholic houses. I do not read to the Catholics resident in them. If the Catholics objected to hearing what was ready, they could leave the house; let them do so. Why, a Roman Catholic clergyman could not visit all his people if he only went where there were only Catholics. I said "menacing" in the information.

Constable Edward FITZPATRICK sworn – Remembers the 9th and seeing Mr. Ruthven go into Mrs. BEIRNE’s. Saw defendants with their coats off. They went out to Charlestown (residence of Sir Gilbert King). They were shouting "souper." I and another constable got on each side of Mr. Ruthven on account of their attitude. I was in dread that a breach of the peace might occur. I am a Roman Catholic.

Constable Wm. TILSON, of Carrick-on-Shannon, examined – I was on duty with last witness. Heard his evidence. He gave a correct account. We found it necessary to go alongside Mr. Ruthven. I observed defendants. I saw them follow Mr. Ruthven up and down several times. They were very close to him. I thought a breach of the peace might take place. I considered Mr. Ruthven would be in more danger when returning, as he would have left his friends.

Other evidence having been given,

The Chairman said - The decision of the magistrates is, that James Honan, Andrew Honan, and Michael Honan be bound over to keep the peace, themselves in £10 each, and two sureties – respectable householders – in £5 each, to keep the peace towards Mr. Ruthven and all her Majesty’s subjects for one year; in default to be imprisoned for one calendar month in Carrick-on-Shannon Jail, such ruling to take effect from the day on which it is made. – Leitrim Advertiser.


The usual weekly meeting of the Guardians was held on Tuesday last-

Theo. THOMPSON, Esq., J.P., in the Chair.

Also present – Messrs. KENNEDY, FOSTER, GRIER, M’GIVNA, and LYNDON.

The Lord Primate having served notice of trial in his action against the Guardians, for trespass alleged to have been committed on the plantation surrounding the Kilmore new burying ground.

The Clerk was directed to request Mr. ARMSTRONT to inspect the map, on the conveyance to his Grace of the lands of Cornacrea, and report same at next meeting.

A number of Sanitary reports were read and orders given for their abatement.

After admitting a few paupers the board adjourned.


The Guardians held their usual meeting on Friday last, at 12 o’clock.


Other Guardians present – Messrs. W. MURRAY, J.P.; Philip SMITH, J.P.; John PRIMROSE, Thos. LEARY, Thos. BOYLE, John MURPHY, Thos. MAGORRY, John RICE, Robt. KELLY, Thos. MILLAR, Thos. BRADY, Francis LANCASHIRE, John LYSTER, Edward RANSON.

The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed, state of the House, &c.


Mr. Smith, in pursuance of notice, moved that the Clerk’s salary be taken into consideration with a view to its increase.

This motion being carried by a large majority, Mr. Smith proposed that the increase be £10 a year.

The motion was seconded by Mr. Leary.

Mr. Boyle proposed as an amendment that the increase be £20 a year.

This motion was seconded by Mr. Primrose.

The amendment being put was lost by 6 votes to 8.

The motion was then put and carried by 13 to 2.


Mr. Millar proposed that a suit of clothes be provided for the Porter, which was duly seconded, and passed.

Mr. Millar and Mr. Rice were requested to purchase the same at a cost not exceeding £4.

The board shortly afterwards adjourned.

Drogheda, Monday.

An inquest was held to-day at the board-room the Drogheda workhouse, on the body of Michael MARKEY, a labourer, aged fifty years, who on the evening of the 28th January, was admitted to the infirmary, suffering from a shock occasioned to his system by a fall by which both lungs were ruptured, and the right thigh fractured. The deceased, on the day mentioned, was working near the edge of a quarry when, owing to a landslip which carried over a portion of earth, he was precipitated 50 feet, and sustained such injures (sic) as occasioned his death.

ROTTEN SHIPS. – Mr. PLIMSOLL states that he has excellent authority for making the following statement, "that out of seventy-nine vessels detained for alleged unseaworthiness in the port of Sunderland alone under the Shipping Act of 1873, every one on subsequent survey was found to be unseaworthy, not one mistake had been made, but sixteen of those vessels, the tonnage of which ranges from 80 to 250 tons, having since been sold by auction, and that not one of them realised so much as £30." The significance of this statement may be judged by the fact that the cost of a good plain cargo-carrying vessel runs from £14 to £20 per ton.

DEATH OF DAVID FITZGERALD, ESQ. – We (Freeman) deeply regret to announce the death of Mr. David FITZGERALD, solicitor, who passed away on Sunday, at his residence, Marley, near Dublin. Mr. Fitzgerald was the head of the eminent firm of D. and T. Fitzgerald, of St. Andrew-street, and the elder brother of the Right Hon. Mr. Justice Fitzgerald, and of Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald, solicitor. Up to a few weeks since Mr. Fitzgerald appeared to be in good health, but he was suddenly prostrated by severe illness, and soon succumbed. The deceased gentleman was one of the best known and most universally respected of our fellow-citizens. Mr. Fitzgerald held the office of Clerk of the Crown for the County of Tyrone.


London, Wednesday.

The following is Mr. Justice FITZGERALD’s report on the Armagh borough in the matter of the petition presented to the Court of Common Please in Ireland, by James Leslie B. RIGGS, of English-street, Upper Armagh, in the county of Armagh, doctor of medicine; George Scott RIDDALL, of Altavallen in the county of Armagh, merchant; and James GARDNER, of English-street, Upper Armagh, in the county of Armagh, merchant, against George de la POER BERESFORD, who was elected to serve in Parliament for said borough at the election holden on Monday, the 18th day of October, 1875, complaining of the return of the said George de la Poer Beresford, and praying that such election should be declared to be void.

I, the Right Hon. John David Fitzgerald, third justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench in Ireland, and one of the justices for the trial of election petitions in Ireland, having heard and determined the said petition, do hereby report and certify as follows: -

1. That the said election was not a void election. 2. That the said George de la Poer Beresford, whose return was complained of, was duly elected and returned. 3. That no corrupt practice was proved to have been committed by or with the knowledge or consent of the said George de la Poer Beresford. 4. That corrupt practices have not been proved to have prevailed, nor is there any reason to believe that corrupt practices had extensively prevailed at said election.

Given under my hand this 5th day of January 1876.

STRONG OBJECTION OF A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. – On Thursday afternoon, a middle aged man named HARKER, was brought before the Lanchester Bench on the charge of threatening to shoot a young woman named BALL. For the past eight months the defendants son and Miss Ball had kept company; but Harker disapproved of his son’s choice, and did his utmost to break off the engagement. Hearing that his son had met complainant by appointment at the house of her brother, Mr. Harker proceeded to the house and threatened to shoot Miss Ball, who now said she was afraid of her life. Defendant was bound over to keep the peace.

THE COST OF RIOTING – On Thursday printed notices were posted on the Barracks in Armagh, and in the neighbourhood, authorizing Constable John SMITH, of the Edward street Barracks, to collect from the parish of the Moyntaghs £172 6s 3d, together with 1s per pound for collecting. It may be recollected that this is the parish in which the recent riots took place, and this sum is for the maintenance of ten constables who have been located there ever since.

Ballinasloe, Wednesday

At the weekly meeting of the Ballinasloe guardians, to-day, Mr. LYNCH workhouse master, reported that Mr. M’GOWAN, substitute for Mr. M’DERMOTT, male teacher, was not conducting the school satisfactorily as when he first took charge, and having pointed out irregularities to him, he replied that he was not satisfied with the agreement made with Mr. M’Dermott, who is at a training establishment in Dublin. A resolution was passed that Mr. M’Dermott be called upon to resume his duties at once, otherwise to send in his resignation. Before the board adjourned, Mr. M’Gowan handed in his resignation.

THE IRISH SOCIETY. – An important communication has been made by the Government to the Corporation, to the effect that Mr. LEWIS, M.P. for Londonderry, will move in the House, on its reassembling, "That the estates belonging to the Common Council, incorporated under the name of the Irish Society, shall be disestablished." The subject will come before the Court of Common Council on Thursday next, but will not be discussed, as the action to be taken in the matter has been decided by a committee of the whole Court held early in the week. – Globe.

HOUSE-BREAKING AND ROBBERY. – On Wednesday night, two men with blackened faces, and otherwise disguised, demanded admittance into the house of Mrs. M’CARON, of Baskanagh, about two miles from Athboy, and when refused admission they forced their way through a window, and demanded what money was in the house, and their demand not being complied with, they proceeded to break open boxes, &c., until they discovered £25, and immediately decamped with it. Information of the occurrence having reached Sub-Inspector MURPHY, he proceeded to the place with a party of police. No arrests have as yet been made. Mrs. M’Carton is a widow, her husband having recently died, leaving a helpless family. A barbarous murder was committed in the same locality a few years ago.

THE DYNAMITE FIEND. – The whole story of the life of THOMASSEN, the "Dynamite Find," has at last been ascertained. In 1861 he was a chemist in Philadelphia, and his shop was insured for £2,500. It was burned down. The insurance offices set on foot an investigation, which showed that the inventory on which the insurance was based was a fraud. Thomassen fled to the South, and was engaged in blockade running until 1865. He then came to Europe, where he remained until 1875, and then returned to Virginia, where he set up in business as a large manufacturer of colours. By forged invoices he obtained insurances on his stock to the amount of £3,200. His premises were burned. He received part of the insurance money, and again came to Europe, where he went into the plot which resulted in the terrible tragedy at Bremerhaven.

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February 25, 1876.


HOWE and HILL – On the 23rd February, at Creggan Church, by the Rev. Dr. MILLS, Rector of the Parish, George HOWE, Esq., Mountain View Terrace, Banbridge, to Elilza Anne, only daughter of the late William HILL, Esq., Ballsmilll, co. Armagh, and Tullyumphry, co. Monaghan.

SLOANE and REBURN – Feb. 17th, in Shercock Church, by the Rev. J. C. WILLCOCKS, Isaac SLOANE, Esq., Merchant, Shercock, to Mary Anne Sophia, only daughter of the late George REBURN, Esq., Shercock.


CARMICHAEL - Feb. 19th, at Mommery, Crossdoney, Wm. CARMICHAEL, Esq., aged 92 years, deeply and deservedly regretted.

FEGAN – Feb. 20, at Laurel Lodge, Cavan, Eleanor, beloved wife of Edward FEGAN, Esq., T.C., aged 75 years.

LINDSAY – Feb. 14th, aged 18 months, Anna Somrville Reeves, the only child of the Rev. J. W. LINDSAY, A.M., Curate of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, and grand-child of Moses NETTERFIELD, Esq., Ballyconnell.

MORROW – Feb. 23, at Rockville, Ballyjamesduff, of heart disease, Mary Anne, youngest daughter of the late Robert Morrow, of same place.


Dublin, Monday.

Owen SHANNON, aged thirty-one years, residing at 6, Florence-street, and who had been ____ years ago a clerk in the employment of the Midland Great Western Railway Company, and lately in the Dunlin, Wickow, and Wexford Railways, was put forward on remand, in custody of Detectives DOYLE and PRANDY, charged with having committed bigamy. Mr. WHITE, for the prisoner, reserved his cross-examination of the witnesses and asked for the accused to be admitted to bail. The application was refused, and the prisoner was sent for trial to the Commission.


The girl Turner, who murdered her child at Elkeston, near Derby, has made an extraordinary additional confession. She stated that after the child was born she did not know what to do with it. Having read in the papers of a case where a girl had got off with six months’ imprisonment for murder, she took the child and cut its throat, thinking she would not be hanged if the murder was discovered.


Alfred MILES, a private in the 96th Regiment, was reported to be dying in the Colchester Hospital yesterday from the effects of a fractured skull, through being battered on the head with a poker by another soldier named RYAN. Jealousy is the cause of the crime. Miles’ depositions were taken.


The following suggestion for the detection of deserters is by Serjeant-Major WHITTAKER%, 2nd Battalion 4th (K.O.) Royal Regiment:- "There are no men who fraudulently enlist more injurious to the service than those who have been discharged as bad and worthless characters; still there are a great many of these men going about enlisting when it is convenient for them to do so, giving themselves up after two or three months, when they are handed over to the civil power, and sentenced to not more than three months’ imprisonment, after which they are available for enlistment; the levy money received for such men is forfeited in each case, but there is no protection offered for the recruiter. As the country will not allow them to be marked, my proposal is that any men sentenced to be discharged the service with ignominy should be photographed (head, uncovered), and a full description put on the bad – viz., height, age, chest measurements, country, colour of hair, eyes, complexion, vaccination, and any distinctive marks – one of these photographs to be sent to every staff officer of pensioners, headquarters of regiments at home, militia and brigade depots, so that on a man offering himself for enlistment the photograph could be referred to, and I have no doubt it would be the means of preventing a great many of these worthless characters, who are costing the country so much money, from enlisting again. The proposal could be carried out at very little cost in large stations and garrison towrs (sic), the photographs being taken by the Royal Engineer Departments. In small stations, where no Engineers are quartered, one photo could be taken by a civilian and forwarded to the headquarters Royal Engineers, who could print off the required number and forward them to the Horse Guards for distribution at the end of each month with the circulars and general orders. The date and place of discharge should be stated, as this class of men frequently enlist in that district."

THE IRISH REBELLION. - A Protestant minister, the Rev. J. GORDON, published in 1805 a history of the Irish Rebellion, which was suppressed by the Government. The book was then published in America, and of course obtained a large circulation. Seventy years have sufficed to soften political asperities, and I hear that a gentleman interested in the subject is preparing Mr. Gordon’s history for publication in this country in a cheap form. – Liverpool Courier.

ACTION FOR THE CUSTODY OF A CHILD. - An application was made to the Lords Commissioners of the Dublin Court of Chancery, on behalf of Mr. FOOTE, J.P., of Cork, for an order that his granddaughter – whose father, now deceased, had been Protestant, while her mother was a Roman Catholic – should transferred from the custody of her mother to that of her guardians – two Protestant aunts. It appeared that the child had been baptized a Protestant in the first instance, but had subsequently been baptized in a Roman Catholic Church, this being kept a secret from the father. The child, who is now nine years old, had been brought up as a Roman Catholic. Their lordships granted the application, holding that it was the policy of the law that a child should be brought up in the religion of the father.

SECESSION TO ROME. – Our Dundalk (Daily Express) correspondent says considerable sensation has been created here by the secession to Rome of Mrs. BILLINGTON, wife of Major Billington, Inniskilling Dragoons. Since the arrival of the headquarters of the Inniskillings in Dundalk it was observed that she was a regular attendant at both the Protestant and Roman Catholic places of worship, and that she also taught in the convent school. She has now taken the final step, and during the past week made a public profession of faith, and was baptised according to the ceremonial of her newly-adopted creed in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic cathedral. The first steps in Mrs. Billington’s secession are said to have been caused by the visits of a lady missionary while the regiment lay in Dublin. Subsequently Mrs. Billington was in communication with Miss Adelaide Procter, the poetess, herself a seceder, who completed what the lady missionary in Dublin commenced.

THE HURRICANE IN AMERICA. – A few particulars of the damage caused by the terrific wind storm which on Wednesday raged along the Atlantic seaboard are telegraphed. The wind attained a velocity from the north-west of 70 miles an hour. Telegraph wires were partially prostrated. From all directions reports come of unroofed and destroyed buildings. At Cohoes, New York, a church steeple 225 ft. high was blown down, the wreck obstructing the railway. A ___ Rhode Island was entirely destroyed. ___ of the Universalist Church, Webster, Massachusetts, was demolished. At Washington, the tower of the Metropolitan Methodist Church, 230 ft. high, was blown several feet out of plumb, being rocked b the wind for hours. Its swayings were watched by crowds. At Fredericksburg, Virginia, the Episcopal Church steeple was blown down, crushing an adjoining building. Many vessels were wrecked along the coasts. The storm extended eastwards to Nova Scotia, southwards as far as Hatteras, and westwards to Detroit.


Down in merry Drogheda they use some curious words, and do curious things. In an action for assault and battery, combined, as alleged with slander, the plaintiff south compensation to the extend of £1,000. There had evidently been a scrimmage, but the defendant assured the court that the plaintiff had said he was "Guzzled." "Guzzled!" said the judge; "what’s that?" "Oh, your lordship, down in Drogheda it means "Drunk." It would be no wonder if more than one person were guzzled, for they always top their champagne with brandy in Drogheda, and the proportion is "two glasses of brandy to four bottles of champagne." That is, indeed, a good allowance, and really a man after it would be likely to feel a trifle guzzled. Baron DEASY said that the case ought to have been tried at Drogheda; but we think plaintiff and defendant were right to come to Dublin, and go before an unguzzled jury. Two guineas, divided among twelve jurymen, would hardly pay for the four bottles of champagne, to say nothing about the top-dressing of brandy.


Dublin, Monday

A woman named Mrs. DUFFY, who resided in Marrowbone Lane, went to draw water out of a sort of well in the street, which is protected by a trap. Having raised the trap up, she accidentally over-balanced herself, fell through the aperture into the water below, and her body has not up to the present been recovered. The water into which she fell is connected with the Poddle river, which runs through the poorest part of the Liberties and holes will have to be opened in the ground at different parts for the purpose of search.

WHEAT 14 YEARS OLD. – Some barrels of wheat have just been sold in the Enniscorthy corn-market, the produce of the harvest of 1861. It had been in stack until a few days previous, and was in prime condition. It was purchased for Mr. Devereux, of Wexford, at 26s per barrel. This wheat was grown in the neighbourhood of this town by a tenant on the estate of the Earl of Portsmouth.

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