Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

March 3, 1876


HIGINBOTHAM - February 28, at the Ulster Bank, Granard, the wife of Mr.Ralph Higinbotham, of a son.

TOWNLEY - On the 1st inst., at 37 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin, the wife of John M. J. Townley, Esq., Sub-Sheriff, of a son.

AN AWKWARD DISCOVERY. - There is quite a sensation in Newburyport, near Boston, America, over the marriage of James PARTON, the author, to his stepdaughter, such marriage being forbidden by the statutes of the State. The bridegroom learned his status on the morning succeeding that of the wedding, and to prevent further scandal left his home in charge of his wife and took rooms for himself at a boarding house. He will apply to the Legislature for a special act sanctioning the marriage.

DARING OUTRAGE. - On Sunday night a party of six men, with arms, entered Edward REILLY'S house, of Stonefield, between Knockrath police barrack and Oldcastle. They asked for Reilly, but he suspecting that his visitors were not on a friendly mission escaped from the house through the roof. After firing several shots the party left. The police are inquiring into the matter. The cause of visiting Reilly under such circumstances cannot at present be surmised.

DEATH FROM DRINKING. - A widow named Rose MACDONALD, aged 29, died suddenly at her residence at New-street on Monday. She was under the influence of drink and fell forward on the floor. Her father thought she was asleep, but it was found she was dead. It appeared she was in the habit of taking drink freely, and the coroner's jury returned a verdict of death from excessive drinking.


On Thursday a novel and interesting ceremony was witnessed in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Drogheda, when for the third time in his chequered life of 75 years, the gallant Patrick LONG, Marshal of the Drogheda Trades, led to the altar of Hymen a blushing bride - a young maiden of only nineteen summers, named Julia LUDLOW - the girl of his late affections. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. Thomas ALLEN, Adm., Mr. J. MANGAN, T.C., being one of the witnesses. A large crowd was collected outside to welcome and wish many joyous years to the bashful bridegroom, and many and loud were the acclamations on this union of June and December. The gallant old marshal is not unknown to fame, as in 1843, on the Hill of Tara, and at all the O'CONNELL meetings, his well-known figure was seen marshalling the trades, and, later still, at the amnesty meetings and the great Centenary meeting in Dublin on the 6th of August, his figure was rather conspicuous, as in the va! n of the Drogheda trades he marched, carrying in his hand his marshal's baton, and wearing a general's cocked hat with a plume of feathers, and on his breast a scarf decorated with medals and crosses. Many people thought on that occasion that at he grizly-bearded old veteran was a retired war-torn general. We wish him and his youthful bride many happy years to come.- Freeman.

ACCIDENT FROM LIGHTNING. - Bartholomew COUGHLAN, who resides near Grange, County Westmeath, was admitted into Westmeath Infirmary, on Wednesday, suffering from wounds received by the fall of his house on the previous night. It appears that during the storm of thunder and lightning, the gable end split. The poor man was slightly wounded, and two goats and some sheep were killed. He had an exceedingly narrow escape from being destroyed, as the clothes which were hanging on the bed post were burned. No other damage was occasioned.

ECCLESIASTICAL PROPERTY IN AMERICA. - The New York Times states that the ecclesiastical property in the United States, valued at 83,000,000 dols. in 1850, was estimated at double that amount in 1860. The last official estimate places it at 350,349,595 dols. (about £70,071,519), divided as follows: - Methodists, 69,854,121 dols.; Roman Catholics, 60,985,556 dols.; Episcopalians, 53,514,549 dols.; Presbyterians, 53, 265,256 dols.; Baptists, 41,608,198 dols.; Congregationalists, 25,062,698 dols.; Reformed Churches, 16,134,470 dols.; Lutherans, 14,914,747 dols.; Jews and Quakers, 4,000,000 dols.; Unitaraians and Universalits, 2,000,000 dols. Each; and fourteen other sects, 23,000,000 dols.

In the Consolidated Court in Dublin, on Friday, Mr. PORTER, Q.C., moved on behalf of the Rev. Mr. STEWART, of Kilrea Presbyterian Church, to set aside the fourth count in a summons and plaint served on him by Mr. TAGGART, a member of his congregation, on the ground of its being ambiguous and embarrassing. The action was brought by Mr. Taggart against his pastor for having, as alleged, refused him a token of admission to the Sacrament, the objection being that Mr. Taggart had been guilty of perjury. The Court refused the motion with costs.

The late Judge PERRIN was trying a case on the Southern Circuit, where Irish as the language in common use among the peasantry. A woman was in the witness box to whom a neighbour man made an observation in an undertone in the native tongue. The sound reached the judge, but not the sense, though he had a slight acquaintance with the Irish language. He demanded to know what that man was saying. "Well, my lord, it was noting at all, at all." "What was it? What did he said? Said the judge. "Ah, your lordship, it was just a remark." "I insist on your telling it," said his lordship. "My lord it was all bla-flum. "Bla-flum!" What's that? His registrar explained that bla-flum meant all nonsense. "What did he say?" "My lord, it was nothing to the purpose. I'd rather not say it." "Possibly," said the judge; "but you must; if you don't, I'll commit you." "Well, my lord, I'd rather not, but if I must I must. My lord, he just said your lordship was an ugly old woman."

March 10, 1876


MARTIN - March 4, at Londonderry, Henrietta, widow of the late R. E. Martin, Esq., Inspector of Schools, Eangrad (sp?), and daughter of the late Rev. John TAYLOR, LL.D., rector of Killinkere, county Cavan.

THOMPSON - March 7, at his residence, Belturbet, Mr. Richard Thompson, aged 49 years.


On Saturday morning, the 4th inst., this esteemed minister of the Gospel was called to his rest, after the comparatively brief pastorate of 7 years, and an illness extending over only a few months. His mortal remains were on Monday evening conveyed to their final resting place in the burying ground adjoining his own Church, and were accompanied by a very large and respectable concourse of people, many of whom had come considerable distances to testify their sympathy and esteem. Before leaving the Manse - which has been recently erected through the efforts of Mr. M'Cutcheon, and occupies a very nice position in the neighbourhood - religious exercises were very solemnly conducted by the Rev. Galbraith H. JOHNSTON, of Hillsborough, under whose pastorate Mr. M'Cutcheon was brought up. The coffin was carried into the Church by members of the Presbytery of Cavan, when an earnest address was delivered by the Rev. John WHITSETT, of Drum, to a large congregation; and after a!

n impressive prayer had been offered by the Rev. James CARSON, of Cavan, the remains were solemnly consigned to the grave. Mr. M'Cuthcheon was comparatively a young man, a faithful and earnest minister, much respected by all classes in the community, and leaves a young wife and an attached congregation to mourn his loss.


The usual monthly meeting of the above body, was held on Monday in the Court-house, Cavan.

Wm. HAGUE, Esq., J.P., in the Chair.


The minutes were read and signed.

The following were appointed a Finance Committee - Messrs. Gannon, O'Hanlon, Caffrey, J. FEGAN, and Brady.

After some conversation about the fines for drunkenness, the meeting adjourned for a week.

Cavan union.

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

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


A letter was read from Mr. ARMSTRONG, Solicitor informing the Board of the result of the action taken against them by the Lord Primate.

The Chairman said the Church Commissioners should pay the expense of the law-suit, as they placed the Board in a false position.

A letter was read from Mr. P. SMITH (the milk contractor), relative to a communications sent to the Board by the Rev. Thomas O'REILLY.

Mr. Kennedy and Father Tom should mind his own business and not be interfering with the Board.


There will be contests in the following divisions:-

Ardue - Between Messrs. Wm. ROGERS and Thos. HINCH
Ballyhaise - Between Messrs. Henry NESBIT and Thos. TOPHAM.
Ballynagh - Between Messrs. Thos. PLUNKET and Jas. MEIKLE.
Belturbet - Between Messrs. Terence SMALL and Wm. MARTIN.
Crosskeys - Between Messrs. Pat GAFFNEY and John LEE, jun.
Kilconny - Between Messrs. John MURPHY and Richard LEVINGSTON.
Killeshandra - Between Messrs. Jas. DUIGNAN and Thos. KNOTT.
Killykeen - Between Messrs. John PRATT and Wm. LYNDON.
Moynehall - Between Messrs. Wm. BROWN and Philip CAHILL.
Waterloo - Between Messrs. John REILLY and Bartle SODEN.

After admitting a few paupers the Board adjourned.


Head Constable KELLY charged Owen MURRAY with being drunk and disorderly on the 16th ult.

Ordered 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour.

Sub-Constable NEVIN also preferred a charge of drunkenness against Owen Murray.

Ordered to pay 5s. and costs or, in default, 7 days' imprisonment.

The same constable charged Ellen WATERS (an old offender) with being drunk and disorderly on the 21st ult.

"The meeting of the waters" was caused by the rapid flow of aqua vitae, for which defendant was considered one months imprisonment with hard labour.

Sub-Constable Adams charged Alex M'MULLAN with drunkenness.

Fined 5s. or 7 days' imprisonment.

March 17, 1876

NORTON AND COOTE - February 29, in the Church of St. Mary Magdalen, by the Rev. N. CRISPIN, Hubert, eldest son of Robert S. Norton, Esq., Adamson road, South Hampstead, to Mary, widow of the late Albert H. Coote, Esq., Cootehill.

CLIFFORD - March 8th, at Behield House, Upper Rathmines, in her 72nd year, Mary Jane, widow of the late Captain Robert Clifford, J.P., H.E.L.C.M.S., Carn Cottage, Ardlogher.
LOUGH - March 14, Rev. WilliamLough, Wesleyan Manse, Curragh Camp, in his 62nd year.
STEPHENS - March 11th, at Graddum, Ballyjamesduff, trusting in the merits of Christ, Mr. David Stephens, aged 24 years. Deeply regretted by all who knew him.


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

EDWARD KENNEDY, Esq., in the chair.
Also present - Messrs. HOWE, FEGAN, GRIER, and DUIGMAN.

Drs. KENNY, ALLCOCK, and MALCOMSON were granted £1 1s. each, for examining three lunatics before removal to the Asylum.

A petition adopted by the Scariff Union, praying to have the Church Surplus Fund devoted to National Education, was read and signed by the Chairman.

The Clerk reported that Messrs. DAVIS, JONES and REDDING had closed their collections.

Checques were granted for their poundage, viz; - Mr. Jones, £49 8s. 9d.; Mr. Davis, £44 5s. 5d.; and Mr. Redding, £29 15s. A letter was read from Terence BRADY, contractor for repairing the fence of Kilmore grave yard, claiming £8 12s. for "loss and disappointment" in consequence of the late lawsuit.


A letter was read from the Rev. Thos. O'REILLY of Lavey, suggesting the propriety of having only one quality of sweet milk instead of two as at present.

After admitting a few papers the Board adjourned.


An Orange Soiree was held in Cornacrum school-house, parish of Kildallon, on Friday evening, 10th instant. The school room was most handsomely decorated for the occasion by the Misses FINLAY, Ardlogher Cottage. The attendance was very large and respectable. The Raheelan Brass Band enlivened the proceedings very much with a choice selection of music. In the absence of the Rev. W. CREEK, rector of Kildallon, the chair was taken by Rev. E. M. MOORE, Killeshandra. A number of recitations were given by Messrs. DEVINE, MORTON, and LUDLOW, Kildallon; Messrs. SCOTT and JOHNSTON, Killeshandra; and Mr. Martin ARMSTRONG, Raheelan. (sp?) The chairman also contributed very much to the amusement of all present, by a selection of comic readings which were much applauded. A vote of thanks was afterwards proposed by A. ROGERS, Esq., in a very able speech, and seconded by Mr. John JERMYN, to the ladies, especially the Misses Finlay, and also to the musicians. After spending a most agreeable evening the meeting was closed by the singing of the National Anthem and the pronouncing of the benediction.


It is a pity that in the American churches there is not displayed that table of prohibitions against unlawful marriages which I used to see in the vestibules of the English churches- "A man may not marry his grandmother," and so on. For want of such a warning Mr. James PARTON, a well-known literary man in the United States, and the husband of the late "Fanny FERN," has just committed the indiscretion of marrying his step-daughter, imagining, as he declares, that it was "all right," and only accidentally discovering, two days after the nuptials, that is all wrong. The late Mrs. Parton had been twice married before she married Mr. Parton; one husband died, the other she divorced, and by one of them she had a daughter, whom she took into Mr. Parton's family when she married him. The child grew up to be a young lady, the mother died, and then Mr. Parton married the young lady. Nothing could be more revolting, but not only has Mr. Parton and his step-daughter-wife petitioned the Legislature of Massachusetts for a special act legalizing this incestuous union, but his petition has been endorsed by thirty-seven of the leading citizens of Newburyport (where the marriage took place), including nine ministers of religion. I wonder whether we are not all growing crazy.


Monday afternoon, a man named William LOW appeared at the Dundee Central Police-office, and admitted that he had come to give himself up for murdering his sister-in-law, with whom he resided in Dura-street. Inquiry was then made, when it was ascertained that Low had committed a frightful assault upon the woman, Jessie FRASER, by striking her several times on the back of the head with a heavy axe. The woman was seated near the window when the first assault was made, and on receiving the blow she rose, staggered across the room, and fell on the bed-side. Low rushed after her, and seizing her by the arm, dealt her another blow on the head with such force that the shaft of the axe snapped in two. He then made off, and latterly gave himself up to the police. The woman managed to crawl into a neighbour's and medical aid was sent for. Dr. PIRIE does not think the skull has been fractured, but the injuries are so serious tat they are likely to prove fatal. Low was eight years, previous to last summer, proprietor of the Caledonia Hotel, Dingwall, and also kept a large livery and hiring establishment. Latterly, however, his business fell off, and he came to Dundee to reside with his sister-in-law. He has not since then been in any employment, and it is said that his reduced circumstances have been the means of throwing him into a depressed and melancholy state of mind. His wife and family still reside in Dingwall.

ARREST OF AN ACCOMPLICE OF RORY OF THE HILLS. - At Ennis petty sessions on Friday, a stoutly built man, about 35 years of age, was charged with being an accomplice of RYAN, known as Rory of the Hills. Two brothers named MEARS, swore to the prisoner coming to their house on January 25th in company with Ryan, when the pair demanded different articles of clothing, Ryan on his departure firing a few pistol shots. The prisoner, who seemed perfectly self-possessed, conducted his own defence. He was committed to the Assizes.

March 24, 1876

KNOX - March 2, at Albert Street, Sligo, the wife of James Knox, Ulster Bank, of a daughter.

ADAMS - March 18, at La Treherais, St. Servain, France, Elizabeth Montgomery Azelina, youngest daughter of Benjamin S. ADAMS, Esq., aged one year.
FARIS - March 21, at Corr Hill, Crossdoney, Bessie, third daughter of John A. Faris, Esq.

(Before W. BABINGTON, N. GOSSELAN, J. T. DILLON, and W. A. MOORE, Esqs.)

Constable DOLAN summoned Patt MAGUIRE for being drunk and making a noise in the Roman Catholic Chapel, Cavan.
Fined 10s. 6d. and cost.

Mr. John PRATT summoned Robert WOODS for tresspassing (sic) in pursuit of game on the lands of Toneymore.
Fined £2 and costs.

Michael O'CONNOR was charged with enlisting in the Cavan Militia while on the strength of the Westmeath Rifles.
He pleaded guilty.

As he had been in gaol for four months and a half he was only sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment.

A number of persons were fined for drunkenness.

Thomas LYNCH, jun., of Crosskeys, Blacksmith, who emigrated last Summer, writes to his father as follows:-

"Adelaide, South Australia
December 17, 1875.

DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, - I right yous those few lines, hoping that yous are all in good helt, as I am in at presant, thanks be to God for it.

Dear Father and Mother, - I had a very rough voyage of it.

Dear Father, - I would right sooner only I had no one to do it for me. I had to begin myself. Sure yous need not strange at my righting. If I could do it better I would. If I could spell I would do very well. I must only lern. If I had mind that when I was at school. But I did not know that time it would serve me now.

Dear Father, - I have got the best place that any of them has got. I have 35 shilings a week, and could get 2 pounds if I would go and my bording. But I think that 35 and my bording is very good until I see further. There is a great deal after me. I am grown a great big fellow. Yous would not no me now if yous would see me. When I went to Mass the first Sunday that I came hear, the very first man I met was John M'CABE. I past on and did not no him. He ran after me and he got a hold of me and took me down of the horse. There is none of the lads has as much pay as me. 84 pounds a year is very good, but I will have a great deal more after a time, when I wont be so green.

Dear Father and Mother, - When I will right again yous will no more. I roate to Pat BRADY and told him about his father, and to Phillip COYLE. I do not see anyone from one end of the week until the other. I do not care, for the place is good. I have not to do much. I have good times hear, better than ever I had at home. The old lady will come to me and say, 'Tom, did you get any beer to-day?'

I bid farewell to all my comrades, and I will drink their healt Christmas Day, and I hope they will do it Patrick's Day for me. So good-bye to yous all. No more at this time.

Your affectionate son,

Mr. Thomas Lynch,
Crosskeys, County Cavan, Ireland


The arrangements for this important Mission to which we alluded a short time since, are now, we believe, completed. On Sunday next, the 26th inst., the special services will commence in the Cathedral of the Diocese, and in the parish Church of Cavan. The lists of services and hour of services have already appeared in our columns, and may be found again in our issue of to-day. The special preachers who are sent to carry out this work, are - Rev. James WHITE, Rector of St. Thomas, in the city of Dublin; Rev. George GARRETT, Rector of Feigheullen, Diocese of Kildare; Rev. J. POTTER, Drumlease; and Rev. W. G. ORMSBY, the Secretary of the Home Mission Society.

In two such important parishes as that attached to the Cathedral of Kilmore and Cavan, the preparation of these services is a work of no common difficulty. In the former a band of 26 - and in the latter of 25 Christian workers have for the last three or four weeks been busily occupied in leaving at every house notice of the Mission Services, and papers explanatory of their object. In Kilmore, these were supplement by a letter from the Lord Bishop and Parochial clergy, giving the Parishioners fuller information as to the proposed services, and also special forms of prayer to be used before and during the continuance of the Mission week.

Thus far all the details of the Mission have been completed, and it only remains for us to wish it "God speed," and to hope that the example of unity in these two great parishes working together, may not be lost to others, and that the tie which should bind together the Cathedral, which is as it were the mother Church of the diocese, and the other parishes - once simply non-existent - may as time rolls on be deepened, strengthened, and redound to the glory of God, and the food of His Church.


Irish Protestants who have the misfortune to become inmates of a workhouse are placed in a position of great difficulty, and are not unfrequently exposed to powerful temptations to apostatize from the faith in which they have been brought up. A case in illustration of this has just occurred at Enniscorthy, in the County Wexford. A pauper who was dangerously ill was admitted into the workhouse infirmary at the end of last month, and was duly registered a Protestant. Intimation of his admission and illness ought to have been sent to the Rev. J. C. MURDOCK, rector of the parish, or to his curate. This rule, however, was not complied with, and although Mr. Murdock visited the house a day or two after the man's admission, he received no information about him from the officials, who are all Roman Catholics. On the fourth day after his admission the pauper, influenced, no doubt, by those who were around his sick bed, expressed a wish to change his religion, and, accordingly, the Roman Catholic chaplain was sent for. Mr. Murdock, on hearing this, complained to the guardians, and requested that the master should be required in future to comply with the rules of the institution. The Board, by a large majority refused to comply with his request. Upon this, Mr. Murdock brought the matter before the Local Government Board, who promptly required the guardians to do their duty. Whether they will do so or not remains to be seen. Meanwhile, however, the pauper in question is claimed by the priest as a "convert." Instances of this kind are of very frequent occurrence, but they are not always brought before the notice of the public as this has been. Mr. Murdock deserves a great deal of credit for the fearless manner in which he has insisted on obedience to the law of the land. The Roman Catholic priests are making great efforts to obtain supremacy in all the public institutions of the country, and sometimes they are successful. - A few days ago, a pastoral letter from Dr. NULTY, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Meath, was read in all the chapels of the diocese. After alluding to the regulations of the Church for fasting and abstinence during Lent, he calls on the clergy and laity to return "Catholic" guardians, and on the guardians to appoint only "Catholic" teachers in the schools of the union. He also advises the appointment of "Catholic" doctors as medical officers of workhouses; and he concludes by calling on the parish priests to have themselves nominated and placed on the different dispensary committees in their several districts so that they might be in a position to watch over "Catholic" interests. This is Dr. Nulty's interpretation of the now famous expression "religious equality in Ireland."

COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. - The professorship of anatomy, vacant by the death of the late lamented Surgeon Morgan, is a much-coveted appointment, for which there are many applicants; among others is Mr. George MAHOOD FOY, whose testimonials are of the highest order, and well worthy of the fullest consideration on the part of the College authorities. - Daily Express.

TREASURE TROVE. - While a farmer's daughter was one day last week attending sheep at Glenquaich, in the Perthshire highlands, she found on a rock shelf a vase, nearly concealed by moss and fern, containing several hundred coins, some silver but chiefly copper. On many coins the date 1690 was distinctly visible, and the inscriptions Charles I and William and Mary were clearly traceable. They were in fine preservation, and have lain in their place of concealment nearly 200years. The vase was of earthenware. The bowl had crumbled to pieces, but the neck remained intact.


At the petty sessions of Limerick on Friday the Rev. Mr. KEEFFE, Roman Catholic clergyman, applied for an order to have a sum of £20, the amount of a fine recently imposed on a pawnbroker, for charging an illegal rate of interest, handed over to him for distribution among the poor of his parish. Mr. SPILLANE did not think such an order could be made, as the section of the Act directed that the fine should be given to the minister or churchwarden. The Rev. Mr. Keeffe contended that since the passing of the Emancipation Act and the Irish Church Act, he stood on a footing of equality with the Minister, and all the poor in his parish were Roman Catholics. Dr. O'SHAUGHNESSY, Mr. O'DONNELL, and Alderman O'CALLAGHAN agreed with the rev. gentleman, but ultimately after a discussion, it was agreed to have the law advertiser's opinion obtained.


The bronze statue of the Rev. Dr. COOKE, to be placed on the pedestal already erected in College Square, Belfast, arrived by the Fleetwood boat on Saturday. It was enclosed in a case, and on being landed was conveyed to Messrs. ROBINSON'S Stonecutting and Marble Works, York Street, where it will be stored for ten days. In the meantime arrangements will be made for the inauguration ceremony.

THE MURDER OF A WOMAN. - The magisterial investigation was held a few days ago in the county gaol, Londonderry, before Captain Stokes, R.M., and the local justices. Private Patrick Wiltshire, 27th Regt., was put forward in custody charged with the murder. The principal witness proved that on Thursday morning about seven o'clock, the prisoner was in a house of ill-fame, and he accused the deceased girl, Margaret MILLER, with taking his watch. She refused to give it up till the prisoner would pay her eight shillings. He then seized a stick and knocked her down, saying, 'the black flag would hang on the front of Derry Gaol for her." She cried not to kill her. The weapon broke, and he took another stick and beat her on the head with that. She never spoke afterward. He then seized a large stone, about 1 cwt., which had been used as a seat, and dashed it upon her head. Dr. Miller was examined and stated that the stone could not have caused any of the wounds. The inquiry was adjourned on the application of an officer of the regiment, that the prisoner may have professional assistance.

The Keighley Board of Guardians have obtained a notoriety which is only eclipsed by the Limerick watchmen. Mr. MILNER, Chairman of the Keighley Board, was committed a few days ago for ten days, with hard labour, as he refused to pay a fine of ten shillings for omitting to have his child vaccinated.

The ceremony of relieving the Castle guard on St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in the usual manner. His Grace the Lord Lieutenant and a distinguished party, wearing bunches of shamrock, occupied the balcony in front of St Patrick's Hall, and music was played by several military bands. There was a large concourse of spectators. There was a grand ball at the Castle in the evening.

At the late assizes of Kildare, a police constable named ALLWELL was convicted of the robbery of £206. A farmer dropped it at Kildare railway station, and the constable picked it up and put it in his pocket. When the men were suddenly searched a week after, he endeavoured to get rid of it, but was not allowed to quit the rank, and it was found close to where he stood. The severe sentence of five years' penal servitude was passed upon him by Baron DOWSE.

March 31, 1876

Guaranteed perfectly pure and unadulterated, stored on fresh Sherry Casks, and strongly recommended for
'To be Consumed either off or on the Premises,'

Will Be
In order to clear all off previous to alterations and
Improvements bout being made,
Commencing on Tuesday, 11th inst.,
At the hour of 10 o'clock, and continue until 5 o'clock each day, until the whole is disposed of.
All parties indebted to the Establishment are requested to have their Accounts paid within ten days.

Cavan, Jan., 1876.

A HERD who has lived in last place for 13 years, and can be highly recommended, wants a situation. Address "M," care of J. A. FARIS, Esq., Corr. Crossdoney.


11 & 12 Vic., cap. 92.

We, being three Conservators of the Ballyshannon Fisheries District, do hereby call a special Meeting of the Conservators of said District, to be held in the
Court house of ballyshannon,
On the 13th day of April, 1876,
For the purpose of appointing a Clerk and Inspector of the District in the room of the late James LIPSITT, deceased.

Given under our hands this 28th day of March, 1876.

Dublin, Friday.

At Wicklow Assizes to-day Alfred BARRETT, alias SORAL, a handsome and stylishly-dressed young man, was indicted for having obtained money under false pretences. It appeared the defendant announced that he was Miss Florence MARRYATT's manager, and that she and several artistes of Covent Garden Theatre would give a concert in Wicklow. The town and surrounding villages were placarded, announcing that a concert would be given. Several hundred tickets were purchased, and on the night the performance was to take place defendant stood at the door of the concert hall, collected the money, and then announced that Miss Marryatt and company had not arrived by the early train, as she was dining with Archbishop TRENCH. He expected her by the next train, which would be in Wicklow in a few minutes. He then left, and was, after an elapse of three weeks, arrested. Miss Marryatt was examined, and swore that she never heard or held any communication with the prisoner. She never intended giving a concert in Wicklow. The accused, who was found guilty, was sentenced to four months' imprisonment, and ordered to be kept to hard labour.

SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A CONTRACTOR. - At Kilcullen petty sessions on Monday, before Major BRERETON, J.P., a man named James BRENNAN, a contractor with the Athy Board of Guardians, was returned for trial to the quarter session for having obtained from the Guardians of the Athy Union by false pretences the sum of £39 13 s. 3d., in payment for 360 perches of masonry, falsely alleged and represented by him to have been built and executed for the said Guardians at Davidstown Churchyard, under contract to execute such masonry for the price of 9s. per perch; whereas in truth and fact there were only 176 perches of masonry built and executed by him at the churchyard. The accused received £123 10s. on account of the contract, and the fraud alleged was, that certain foundations which should have been built were not done, although charged for and passed by the measurer. Mr. E. LORD, Sessional Crown Solicitor appeared to prosecute.

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