Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan
September 1, 1876
CAVAN PETTY SESSIONS. - Monday (Before W. BABINGTON, Esq.)
James BRADY and John MAGUIRE were fined 5s. each for drunkenness.
Andrew GALLIGAN summoned Margaret GALLIGAN for assaulting him while going to a well. Referred to the bailiff.
Sam SHAW summoned Charles McVEIGH for assaulting him. Fined 2s. 6d.
Thomas FAY summoned Robert WOODS for trespass of an ass and inquiry to his oats crop. Fined 5s. 6d. and costs.
There were three cases of unjust weights which were postponed for the attendance of a second magistrate.
MAKING MANCHESTER A SEAPORT.
Mr. Hamilton FULTON is reviving an old project for constructing a ship canal from Manchester to the sea. It is proposed to make use of existing waterways, widening, deepening, straightening them, and dispensing altogether with locks. From Warrington, which is on the upper tidal portion of the Mersey, to the fairway at Liverpool, the scheme is to make a direct and permanently defined low-water channel, by which the ebb and flow of the tide would be brought to one course. It is calculated that by this means the level of low-water mark would be much depressed, and the range of the tide would be consequently augmented. A greatly increased navigable depth would thereby be obtained, both before and after high water. The minimum depth of the canal, it is estimated, at high-water nap tides, would be twenty feet. The maximum depth of cutting from the level of the proposed quay walls at Manchester would be 45 feet, so that there would be room for ships to turn around. The ordinary width of the bottom of the channel would be 72 feet. The estimated outlay for the construction of the canal is £8,500,000.
DISTRESS IN THE UNITED STATES. A New York correspondent, writing on the 13th inst., says: - Labour troubles are coming to the surface in various parts of the country, and the winter is looked forward to with a great deal of apprehension in many localities. Never was there so much enforced idleness at this season - never so much misery amongst working men of all grades. In this city there are believed to be 50,000 out of employment. There are not wanting demagogues who preach a wild Commanism (sp?) at public meetings, and urge demands upon the city authorities for work or food. Americans, however, are not easily deluded by the inflammatory appeals of German, French and Irish talkers, who luckily quarrel among themselves, and so counteract their respective efforts to produce mischief. The meetings have all been comparatively small, and the largest procession has not exceeded 1,500. The Mayor has had parleys with the representatives of various crowds, and has done his bet to dispel the delusion that the city should or can provide employment for all who need it. Clerks in corporation offices are among the most conspicuous of the demagogues who are now trying - happily in vain - to incite the unemployed to disturbance. Similar scenes are enacting in other places. They have been very demonstrative at Cincinnati, and they occur also in places of much less note. The same socialistic idea that the municipality is bound to provide work when none else can be had, is everywhere inculcated. Outside the towns the "tramp nuisance" is unabated. The East is not more familiar with it than the West, and in both it is an evil of the first magnitude. The occupants of isolated dwellings are in some neighbourhoods exposed to what is little short of organized terrorism. Groups of rough, worthless fellows help themselves, if denied what they ask, and incendiarism not seldom follows attempts to punish them. In some villages work is exacted as a condition of relief, but the lone farm house or the secluded villa is at their mercy, and helpless families are glad to purchase exemption from violence at almost any price.
September 8, 1876
LINDSEY - On the 1st instant, at Drumard House, Cavan, the wife of Captain E. T. LINDSEY, of a son.
PINCHIN - September 2nd, at Kilbeggan, the wife of Richard P. PINCHIN, Esq., Agent Bank of Ireland, of a daughter.
ROE - On the 2nd instant, at Adelaide road, Dublin, Eliza, widow of George ROE, Esq., M.D., Ballyconnell House, County Cavan, and daughter of the late Major Samuel NOBLE, H.E.I.C.S.
THE MARRIAGE of Miss Massey-Beresford, daughter of the Very Rev. the Dean of Kilmore, with Mr. Cecil LESLIE, son of the late Right Rev. Charles Leslie, Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Armagh, is, we understand, to take place3 towards the close of the next month.
CAVAN PETTY SESSIONS. - Monday.
(Before W. BABINGTON, Esq.)
Constable Gilliard summoned Patt HUGHES for cruelty to fowl by carrying them head downwards.
Cautioned, and ordered to pay costs.
Charles GAFFNEY summoned Nicholas KEOGAN for £1 17s. 6d., alleged to be due for wages.
Laurence M'CALL was charged with stealing fowl, the property of Bernard SMITH.
Sent for trial at the Quarter Sessions.
A number of persons were fined for drunkenness.
CAVAN TOWN COMMISSIONERS.
The Commissioners met on Monday. -
MR. J. F. O'HANLON, in the Chair.
Also present - Messrs. W. H. NESBITT, John M'MAHON, Patrick M'MANUS, and John FEGAN.
A Sanitary report was read relative to an open sewer at Mr. M'CORRAN's.
The Clerk was directed to call the attention of Mr. DEVERELL to the matter.
Mr. FEGAN brought before the meeting the subject of providing a fire engine for the town.
Mr. O'HANLON said Mr. KENNEDY, their Chairman, was most anxious about the matter, and told him that he would subscribe £20 towards it.
The matter was postponed.
The Clerk stated that the Gas Company had not sent in their estimate for lighting the town for the ensuing season.
The meeting adjourned for a week.
The premises of a publican named COULTER, in Brown-street, Belfast, were found to be on fire on Tuesday forenoon in five different places. Coulter and his sister, who resided with him, have been arrested and charged with willfully setting fire to the premises with intent to defraud.
On Tuesday, at the Enniskillen board of guardians, in the course of a discussion on the conduct of a sanitary officer, a somewhat warm discussion took place, during which the phrases, "Liar," "It is not for me to say what he drank," "I don't believe one word you say," "You ought to have been whipped," and so on, were freely banded about among the disputants.
A farmer named SHAUGHNESSY, residing in the county of Limerick, while endeavouring on Tuesday night to gain admission to his own house by a window, overbalanced, and dislocated his neck. He was found dead next morning, with his feet caught in the window sash, and his head on the ground. He was under the influence of drink when the fatal accident occurred.
DEATH AT DROWNING. - LONGFORD. SATURDAY NIGHT. - An inquest was held yesterday before John QUINN, Esq., coroner, at Abbeylara, in this county, on the remains of a boy named Edward REILLY, aged ten years, who was found drowned in a bog hold at Renahan on the previous day. From the evidence it appeared that the child went in search of his father's ass about ten days previously, and was missing in the interim. Although a most vigorous search had been made the body was not discovered till found in the bog hold, which contained seven or eight feet of water. After hearing the evidence of Dr. Yorke, the jury returned a verdict of "Found drowned."
September 15, 1876
CAVAN PETTY SESSIONS. - Monday.
(Before Theo. THOMPSON, Wm. BABINGTON, and John FAY, Esqrs.)
Bernard CORRIGAN summoned Thomas FITZSIMMONS for trespass of a number of turkeys.
There were several cross cases.
Mr. ARMSTRONG appeared for CORRIGAN, and Mr. MAGAURAN for FITZSIMMONS.
Bernard Corrigan said he found the turkeys in a field of corn belonging to him; he drove them to defendant, who abused him, and called him a rogue, a robber, and an informer; found the turkeys on his land again.
To Mr. Magauran - I did not kill any of the turkeys; a dispute arose between us as regards a right of way to a well, and, of course, I didn't like anything belonging to the defendant to be trespassing on my land; there were a number of my geese on defendant's land some time ago, but I was not summoned for such until Friday morning.
Defendant was fined 1s.. 9d. and costs.
The several cross cases, which arose out of a dispute relative to a pass, were dismissed.
Charles M'KEIRNAN, Shantemon, summoned Michael REILLY for trespass of cattle.
Fined 5s. 10d. and costs.
Michael REILLY summoned Charles M'KIERNAN for trespass of cattle.
Fined 1s. 6d. and c costs.
Mrs. Sarah MATCHETT, Poles, summoned Mr. Robert LOWRY, Pottle, for trespass of horses.
Fined 1s. and costs.
Owen CAHILL summoned Bridget NEWMAN for pulling up his potatoes.
As several witnesses proved that the potatoes defendant pulled up were growing on her pass, the case was dismissed without prejudice.
Mr. James SIMONS summoned John FLYNN for assaulting him.
There was a cross case.
It appeared that defendant went into complainant's shop and conducted himself disorderly there. Complainant threatened to summon him, and he went away. The next day he returned, and as complainant told him he meant to summon him, defendant caught a hold of him, tore his coat, and assaulted him.
Sent to gaol for a month.
Charles and Mary EATON summoned Sarah CRUMLEY for abusive language and threatening to assault them.
Charles EATON, an apple-dealer, said he was sitting behind his "standing," when defendant came over from the opposite side of the street, abused him in the grossest manner, and threatened to hit him; she then went to where his wife lives, and followed her with a stone in her hand; complainant's wife had to remain in her house afraid of defendant.
Mrs. Eaton corroborated this evidence.
Defendant said she was speaking quietly to Charles EATON, when he gave her a box on the ear.
William SMITH, another apple-dealer, said he saw Eaton striking defendant without any provocation.
Mrs. Ellen FITZPATRICK, also an apple-dealer, said she saw both parties challenging each other to fight; didn't see anything else occurring.
James WOODS said he saw defendant going up Pudding-lane to fight with Mrs. Eaton; she had no business there; didn't see anything happening to defendant.
Defendant was bound over to keep the peace for twelve months.
Laurence TEVLIN summoned Francis and Ellen FITZPATRICK for abusive language and threatening to assault him.
Francis Fitzpatrick was bound over to keep the peace for twelve months, and the case against Ellen was dismissed.
Ellen Fitzpatrick summoned Francis DEMPSEY for abusive language towards her.
A number of persons were fined for drunkenness, and, also for having unjust weights and measures.
THE QUESTION OF FOOD.
To the Editor of the Cavan Weekly News.
Sir:- Probably there may be some among your readers who have read a very remarkable "Autobiography of a Vegetarian," which appears in Fraser's Magazine for July, and who may desire, without knowing how to obtain, further information on a subject which has lately attracted a considerable share of public attention. Kindly allow me to mention that I shall have pleasure in forwarding such information to any enquirer who will favour me with his name and address.
I AM, Sir,
R. BAILEY WALKER, F.S.S.
4th September, 1876.
GALLANT CONDUCT OF A SUB-CONSTABLE IN CAVAN.
To the Editor of the Cavan Weekly News.
Sir:- As a clergyman and a few others were about to drive from the globe Hotel on last Saturady, a juvenile standing by shouted, which caused the horse, a fine young beast, to spring into mid-air, and rear towards the Hotel. Sub-Constable HEENAN happened to be close by, and, seizing the reins, well-night brought the animal back to the earth, when the leather snapped, leaving in the constable's hands the bits and head-bands. The horse being free, assumed an almost perpendicular attitude; but his captor was equal to the occasion, and grasping the mane, held him until he handed hin over to the bye-standers. He, however, managed to escape again, but was recaptured by the constable. It is to be hoped that Su-Constable Heenan will receive some reward for his gallant conduct.
AN EYE WITNESS
Cavan, Sept. 12th, 1876
SHOOTING AT POACHERS. - The magistrates at Clonolara (County Clare) Petty Sessions had before them Mr. John F. MADDEN, gamekeeper to John Christopher DELMEGE, Esq., J.P., of Castle Park, charged with having, on Monday morning last, fired at Thomas FITZGERALD and others, whom he found trespassing in pursuit of game over the mountains of Ballycur, on Mr. Delmege's property. Fitzgerald being examined stated that on the morning in question he, with three others, were on Ballycur mountain, when Madden called on them to surrender. They declined, but ran off as fast as possible, and while so doing Fitzgerald alleges that Madden fired two shots from his gun after him, and the bullets tore up the ground close by while he was running away. The men who were with him were examined in corroboration of his statement. The defence made for Madden, the gamekeeper, was that he fired the shots, not at the poachers, but as a signal to his assistant gamekeeper to come to his assistance, and try and intercept the trespassers. It was also shown that the poachers were not within range when Madden fired at them. After hearing all the evidence offered the magistrates unanimously dismissed, the case, and fined Fitzgerald and a man named BINGHAM £3, including costs, for illegal trespass in pursuit of game.
A young man named Charles BYRNE, aged 23 years, fell at a quarter to four o'clock, on Saturday morning, from the two pair front window of the house, 28 Michael's-hill, a depth of about thirty feet, and died soon after. In the fall he broke a pain of glass in the drawing-room window, and the lodgers there were aroused. They, with other lodgers, carried him up to the room from where he fell, and which is occupied by a man named John DUNNE and his daughter. The police were sent for, and the injured man was conveyed to Mercers' Hospital, where on his arrival, Dr. HEALY pronounced that life was extinct, death resulting from fracture of the skull. The deceased was a white-washer, of 53 Cuffe-street, and had been paying his addresses to Mrs. Susan REILLY, a widow, who lived in the two pair back room of the house in Michael's hill from which he fell. At half-past six o'clock last evening he called to see Mrs. Reilly, and both went out and had some drink in several public houses. They returned about nine o'clock, and at ten o'clock deceased left and went into Dunne's room. He was then under the influence of drink, and lay down on a sofa. It is supposed that he raised the window at the time above stated, and threw himself into the street. Dunne was asleep at the time, and appeared to know nothing of the occurrence until the man was carried back to the room.
OUTRAGE NEAR TIPPERARY.
About half-past eight o'clock yesterday evening, two men, in charge of a mowing machine, were proceeding from Tipperary to the farm of a man named CARTHY, near the village of Newpallas in the county of Limerick. When they arrived at Ballykisteen three men suddenly jumped over the ditch, out on the road, and discharged a pistol at the men in charge of the machine. They then decamped across the fields in the same direction as that in which they came. Fortunately both men escaped uninjured and proceeded to Monard police-station, where they reported the occurrence. They were unable to state who fired the shots. The constabulary conveyed the machine on to Carthy's farm.
SUPERSTITION IN IRELAND.
A correspondent gives the following account of a scene witnessed by him at Ahoghill, the locality of the celebrated revival movement of 1859. When Sunday morning came I went for a quiet stroll, and soon reached Granfield graveyard, which is about thirty miles from Belfast. I was looking at the old headstones in the place, when a car suddenly halted, and two women got off, and then a cripple boy about twelve years of age was assisted down, and carried into the graveyard, where he was laid, with his back in a reclining position, on the grave of a celebrated priest, who had been buried there some years. The two women then walked around an old building in the place said to have been at one time a place of (Romish) worship, and on their way they offered up prayers. After the lapse of about five minutes they went back to where the boy was. One of them took him in her arms, and carried him to a well in the far corner of the graveyard. There they laid him down, and having again prayed, they washed the boy with the water in the well. By doing this they believe the boy will receive strength and that his disease will leave him. Granfield Well for such it is called, has been visited by many hundreds who have come with diseased people to wash them so that they might be cured. The first thing on going to the well that attracted my attention was the innumerable number of rags hanging on a thorn hedge above. I asked what they were all there for, and found that the linens used in the washing of everyone taken to the well, together with the rags on the sores, are hung on the hedge after the process of washing. It is believed that as the linen rots on the hedge the suffering or disease of the person who puts the linen there ceases. The hedge is full of rags that have been left there by people for miles and miles around. The party I saw coming I was told were from Londonderry. To find so much ignorance in a country where the Gospel was so widely and publicly preached astonished me, and I felt that, in the words of the prophet, the people had "forsaken the fountain of living waters and hewn out to themselves broken cisterns."
The White Star United States mail steamer Germanic, which sailed from Queenstown at 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, the 2nd inst., arrived at New York at 8 p.m. on Saturday, the 9th inst., all well.
September 22, 1876
(From the Diocesan Report) - ELECTIONS
CLERICAL REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GENERAL SYNOD. - The Dean of Kilmore, the Revs. James GODLEY, S. SHONE, Dr. HUTCHINSON, W. CREEK, A. G. ELLIOTT, W. PEYTON, and R. J. HOPE.
SUPPLEMENTAL. - The revs. M. N. LAWDER, T. REYNELL, N. S. TAYLOR, and T. PHILLIPS.
LAY REPRESENTATIVES. - Earl of Enniskillen, Edward SAUNDERSON, Francis OLPHERTS, Robert ERSKINE, Thomas CHAMBERS, William ADAMS, Joseph D. GRIER, Samuel SANDERSON, William MALCOMSON, Edward COONEY, William FOSTER, Thomas J. SMYTH, Colonel CLEMENTS, Cecil LESLIE.
SUPPLEMENTAL. - Thomas GIBSON, David FINLAY, H. L. MONTGOMERY, and R. BURROWES.
DIOCESAN COUNCIL - CLERICAL MEMBERS. - The Dean of Kilmore, the Revs. W. CREEK, A. G. ELLIOTT, W. PEYTON, R. J. HOPE, D. KNOX, Joseph POTTER, and C. JAMESON.
SUPPLEMENTAL. - The Revs. N. S. TAYLOR, W. A. REYNELL, J. GODLEY, and M. N. LAWDER, the Sectaries and Treasurers being ex-officio members.
LAY MEMBERS. - Earl of Enniskillen, Edward SAUNDERSON, Joseph D. GRIER, Robert BURROWES, Francis OLPHERTS, Major PHILLIPS, Thomas CHAMBRS, William ADAMS, Thomas J. SMYTH, Samuel SANDERSON, Edward COONEY, William FOSTER, William MALCOMSON, Colonel CLEMENTS, James HAMILTON, and Viscount CRICHTON.
SUPPLEMENTAL. - Robert GRAHAM, H. L. MONTGOMERY, John FEGAN, and Thomas GIBSON.
DIOCESAN NOMINATORS. - The Rev. Samuel SHONE, the Dean of Kilmore, and Earl of Enniskillen.
An old man named James CUSH, living near Emyvale, was killed by his son-in-law, named M'AVIN, in a dispute about cattle. M'AVIN has been arrested.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an Application is intended to be made by me to the Chairman and Justices assembled at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to be held in the Court-house of Ballyconnell, in and for the County of Cavan, on Monday, the 16th day of October, 1876, for the purpose of obtaining a Certificate to entitle me to obtain a Seven Days' Transfer License for the Sale of Spirituous and other Liquors in my House, situate in Mill-street, in the Town of Swanlinbar, in the Parish Kinawley, Barony of tullyhaw, and County of Cavan.
Dated this 20th day of September, 1876.
To all whom it may concern.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an Applicatioan is intended to be made by me to the Chairman and Justices assembled at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to be held in the Court-House of Ballyconnell, in and for the County of Cavan, on Monday, the 16th day of October, 1876, for the purpose of obtaining a Certificate to entitle me to obtain a Transfer of an ordinary License for the Sale of Spirituous and other Liquors in my House, situate in the Town of Swanlinbar, Parish of Kinawley, Barony of Tullyhaw, and County of Cavan.
Dated this 20th day of September, 1876.
To all whom it may concern.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an Application is intended to be made by me at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to be holden at Ballyconnell, in the County of Cavan, on Monday, the 16th day of October, 1876, to obtain a License for Retailing Spirits, Beer, or Cider, in my House, situate at Curlough, in the Parish of Templeport, Barony of Tullyhaw, and the County of Cavan.
Dated this 18th day of September, 1876.
To all whom it may concern.
Wanted a respectable BOY about fourteen or fifteen years of age, as an Apprentice to the General Tea, Wine, and Grocery business. One from the country preferred. Apply at the office of this Paper.
September 29, 1876
CARSON - September 18th, at the Manse, Cavan, the wife of the Rev. J. Carson, of a son.
BEATTIE and MINNIS - On Thursday, September 21st, in
Drumbanagher Church, Co. Armagh, by the Rev. Mr. BARTER, curate, Mr. Charles Beattie of Kilmore, Cavan, to Mary eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Minnis, Drumbanagher, Co Armagh.
HUTCHINSON - September 14th, at Clara, co. Cavan, Mr. Thomas HUTCHINSON, aged 65 years.
ROUNTREE - September 21st5, at Campstown, Cootehill, Mr. Hugh Rountree, aged 47 years, much regretted.
STATUTORY NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the Goods of
O W E N L E E,
Late of Ballinagh, in the County of Cavan,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the 22nd and 23rd Vic., cap. 35, intitutled (sic) an Act to further amend the Law of Property, and to Relieve Trustees, "That all persons claiming to be creditors, or otherwise having any claim or demand against the estate and effects of the said Owen LEE, who died on the 23rd day of July, 1876, at Ballinagh, in the County of Cavan, and probate of whose Will, dated 22nd day of June, 1876, was granted forth out of the District Registry of her Majesty's Court of Probate at Cavan to Mr. James REILLY, of Lacken, Ballinagh, and the Reverent Peter GALLIGAN, C.C., Cavan, executors therein named, on the 8th day of September, 1876, are hereby required on or before the 20th day of October next to furnish the particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned, the solicitor for said executors. And notice is hereby given, that immediately after the said 20th day of October the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of said deceased, having regard only to such claims and demands of which they or their said solicitor shall then have had notice.
Dated this 12th day of September, 1876,
EDWARD M'GAURAN, Solicitor,
58, Montjoy-square, Dublin, and Cavan.
TOWN OF CAVAN
ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS FOR THE TOWN
TAKE NOTICE that William HAGUE, John FEGAN, James MATHEWS, M.D., Joseph BRADY, and John COSGROVE (in room of Thomas SMITH, Esqrs., Commissioners elected and appointed to carry into effect the provisions of the Towns' Improvement (Ireland) Act. 1854, in said Town, go by rotation out of Office on the 15th of October, 1876.
- That Edward KENNEDY, Esq., J. P., Returning Officer, will hold a Court at the Court-house, Cavan, on the 16th day of October next, at 9 o'clock for the purpose of electing an equal number of duly qualified persons to serve as Commissioners in room of the above.
- That any person entitled to vote, may nominate for said office himself (if duly qualified), or any other person or persons so qualified, not exceeding six in number.
- That every such nomination must be in writing, and must state the Christian names and Surnames of the persons nominated, with their respective places of abode and description.
- That any nomination paper must be signed by the party nominating, and may be in the following form, or to the like effect, namely:- "I, A. B., of the township of Cavan, being an elector of said Town, do hereby nominate the following person or persons, to serve as a Commissioner or Commissioners for said Town."
- All nomination papers must be delivered to the Town Clerk, on or before the 11th October next.
- The Returning Officer will supply nomination papers, from 10 to 12 o'clock, on any day (Sunday excepted), up to the 10th October.
Dated this 25th day of September, 1876.
JOHN MORRIS, Town Clerk.
CAVAN PETTY SESSIONS. - Monday.
(Before W. BABINGTON, J. RAY, N. GOSSELIN, and J. E. VERNON, Esqrs.
Mary A. BRADY and James BRADY summoned Luke OLWILL for assaulting them.
Fined 5s. and costs.
James BRADY summoned Robert HUMPHYRS for trespass.
There was a cross-case which was dismissed.
Richard HICKS summoned Charles M'KIRNAN for 9s. due for car-hire.
Sub-Constables BELL, TOBIN, MAXWELL, LYNCH, FEELY, FUNSTON,and Constable GILLIARD preferred charges of drunkenness against several persons who were fined in sums from 5s. to 10s. each.
Sub Constables COOKE and MAXWELL summoned John DONOHOE and Patt M'ALOON for road trespass.
Fined 6d. each.
RENEWAL OF PUBLICANS' LICENSES.
The Constabulary opposed the application of Mr. Hugh Brady for a certificate to entitle him to obtain a license for the coming year for his public-house in Butlersbridge.
Mr. HAYES, S.I., stated that Mr. Brady was fined four times during the past three years for breaches of the Licensing Act; and two of the convictions recorded on his license.
Mr. M'GAURAN appeared for Mr. Brady
The application was refused.
Mr. Brady has appealed to the January Quarter Sessions, in order to get time to sell off his stock.
A WARNING TO IRISH SERVANT GIRLS.
The development of the railway system has dissipated to a great extent the idea which Whittington entertained that "London streets are paved with gold;" but there are still many persons in the United Kingdom who cling to the belief that money is to be picked up in the metropolis far more easily than in provincial towns, and, moreover, that employment of a lucrative nature may be obtained without difficulty by those who seek it. At the last meeting of the Paddington Board of guardians the master of the workhouse reported that two young Irishwomen, aged nineteen and twenty, were sent to the Workhouse a few days ago from a registry office in Paddington, with a note stating that they had just arrived in London without friends or money. They wanted to find situations, but were entirely destitute. The young women explained to the master that they had left good situations in Ireland, under the impression that they could at once get better ones in London, and that the expense of the journey had exhausted all their money. They will probably be passed back to Ireland sadder and wiser young women. The truth is that seldom for many years, have there been so many servants "out of place" in London as at this present moment. Coachmen, footmen, housemaids, and cooks have been discharged by hundreds. There is, however, a growing demand for honest hard-working country servants, who will perform their duties cheerfully, be content with their wages, and not combine with tradesmen to rob their employers. - Pall Mall Gazette.
THE SUICIDE OF A DENTIST.
Dr. N. C. WHITE, city coroner, held an inquest on Saturday afternoon, on the body of Alexander M'LEAN, a dentist, lately at living 10, Great Brunswick-street, Dublin, for having committed suicide on Thursday night, by swallowing a dose of prussic acid. Louisa M'LEAN, wife of the deceased, stated that her husband went out on Thursday evening, at eight o'clock, and did not return until twelve. He was then under the influence of drink. He had gone out to look for some money, but he had not got it. He took off his coat, and lay down on the floor. She left him for a moment, and when she returned and tried to coax him to go to bed, he put his arm around her neck and kissed her, and pointing to a jar on the chimney-piece, said, "Louisa, I drank some of that." He then fell back, and did not speak again. She did not know at that time what the jar contained, but she had seen her husband use some of its contents at his work on the previous day. He was a most affectionate !
husband, but was addicted to drink, and was in pecuniary difficulties. Dr. EGAN deposed that he had made a post-mortem examination of the body of the deceased, and analysed the contents of the stomach. He found prussic acid present in large quantities, and this was the cause of death. The jury returned a verdict to the effect, that death had been caused by a dose of prussic acid, which the deceased had taken whilst he was under the influence of drink. - Express.
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