Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

July 6, 1877

MALCOMSON - June 26, at Kingscourt, the wife of J. R. Malcomson, of twin sons.

SHEANE and WEST - June 28th, by special license, at St. Matthias's, Dublin, by the father of the bride, assisted by her brother, the Rev. F. H. WEST, LL.D., and the Rev. F. J. LUCAS, Rector of Mountmellick, James Cole, eldest son of James Sheane, Esq., J.P., Manor House, Mountmellick, to Emily Alice Josephine, daughter of the Very Rev. the Dean of Ardagh.

ROBINSON - July 6, at the residence of his uncle, Mr. BLEAKLY, Esq., Stradone, John Henry, son of late Thomas Robinson, Esq., Martinstown, Grossakeel, aged 18 years.
O'REILLY - June 30th, 1877, at his residence, Ballinagh, Cavan, of rheumatic fever and congestion of the lungs, Thomas S. O'Reilly, M.D., aged 56 years; deeply and deservedly regretted.


The marriage of Earl Annesley with Mahel (sp?), eldest daughter of Colonel MARKHAM, late of the Coldstream Guards, was solemnized on Wednesday morning at Marylebone Church, London. The Archbishop of York officiated, and was assited (sic) by the Rev. J. HARE, rector. The bride was accompanied at the altar by eleven bridesmaids, the Misses Cecile, Hermine, Ethel, Averil, and May MARKHAM (sisters of the bride), Miss Violet COCHRANE, Miss Mary NORTH, Miss Rachael NORTH, Miss Helen SMITH, Miss PRESTON, of Morby Hall, and Miss Meysey THOMPSON. The bridegroom's best man was Lord NEWRY. The bride wore a dress of white satin trimmed with Honiton lace, and her ornaments were diamonds; the bridesmaids' dresses were of muslin trilled with Valenciennes lace. The bride was given away by her father. A large number of friends of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony, amongst them being the Marquis and Marchioness of Hertford, County and Countess BATTHYANY, Sir J. and Lady HARDY, Sir Francis and Lady GRANT, Lady HARRINGTON, Lady STANHOPE, Lady Meysey THOMPSON, Lord and Lady COLVILLE, Lady NEWRY, the Countess of Scarborough, Lady A. MANNERS, Lord and Lady A. SEYMOUR, Lady Dorothy MILLS, Lord and Lady AVELAND, Lord RODEN, Sir. R. and Lady BROOKE, Lord John MANNERS, Lord and Lady RUTHVEN, Lady L. HOWARD, Lady A. HOWARD, Lord and Lady Grey de WILTON, Lady de ROS,Mr. and Mrs. Baillie COCHRANE, and Lord and Lady MILTON. In the afternoon the Earl and Countess of Annesley left London for Ireland.

The London correspondent of the Freeman says: - After the ring had been placed on the finger, and the bridegroom had answered to the question of taking the lady for his wedded wife, he fainted away, and had to be helped out of the church. The ceremony was concluded in the absence of the noble earl. The bride stood at the altar by the side of her father, during the benediction, and the bridegroom was sufficiently recovered to join his bride in the vestry, and sign the registry.


On the 21st June eleven Irishmen, known as "Molly Maguires" expiated their crimes on the scaffold in America. The executions took place in three different places. Six of the criminals, named respectively, CARROLL, M'GEHAN, BOYLE, ROARITY, DUFFY, and MANLY were executed at Pottsville Jail. They were hanged two at a time. They walked to the gallows with firmness, and from there addressed those assembled, protesting their innocence. They submitted quietly to the process of pinioning and died without a struggle. It was feared a rescue would have been attempted, but ample precautions had been taken for such an emergency. The other executions took place at Manch Chunk, Carbon County, and at Wilkes Barre. Four named CAMPBELL, DOYLE, KELLY and DONOGHUE were hanged at the former place; apprehensions of a disturbance and rescue were also entertained. A proclamation was made by the judges that all liquor shops and hotels should remain closed on Thursday. No demonstration, however, occurred. The four men were hanged together. Each made a short speech praying forgiveness. A curious incident occurred in connection with this execution. Mrs. JONES, the mother of the man for whose murder the culprits paid the death penalty, made a request that she might be permitted to pull the rope that hanged the men. When the request was declined she turned to her son, a youth of seventeen, and exclaimed, "If my sex is an objection my son Edward would like to do it." "Aye, that I would," replied Edward, "and pay for the privilege." There was but one execution at Wilkes Barre, that of a man named Andrew LINEHAM. The unhappy man was not pronounced to be dead for thirteen minutes after the drop fell. The fall was three feet.


Last week a man named John CONNOLLY, an Irishman, was brought before R. HINDE, Esq., at the Lancaster police office, under the following circumstances; - Connolly went to the police office and gave himself into custody for the murder of Police-sergant (sic) MAYNE, of the Mohill police force, Leitrim. Connolly said he had been a constable in the force for ten years, and on the 2nd ult. he asked the sergeant into his house and gave him a glass of beer, into which he put such a large quantity of poison that death must have been inevitable. In ten minutes after drinking the beer, Mayne became very sick, and he (Connolly) then left the house. He went to the police barracks and got a suit of plain clothes and proceeded 18 miles on a car. He then changed his clothes, and sent his uniform back to the head-constable at Mohill. He came over to England, and ever since had been wandering about the country unable to sleep or rest owing to the remorse he felt for his crime. The police in Ireland have been communicated with, and immediately a telegram was received that Connolly had deserted the police force at Mohill, but that Mayne had not been murdered. Connolly is 31 years of age, and has a wife and two children. He was remanded.


Mr. Coroner COSTELLO of county Limerick, has just held an inquest on the body, or rather the skeleton, of a policeman named SANDS, who has been missing from his station at Oola since the year 1869, and of whom no trace had since been found until one of the old shafts of the mines in the vicinity had been cleaned out, when the remains were found at the bottom. The belief is that the deceased had become insane and that he went from the police station, close by, and threw himself as a suicide into the mine. The deceased was a native of Listowel, county Kerry. The jury returned an open verdict.

The religious professions of the prisoners committed to county and borough jails in 1876 is thus stated: - Irish Church, 2,599 males and 1,524 females; Presbyterians, 823 males and 337 females, Roman Catholics, 22, 937 males and 13,359 females.

The London correspondent of the Liverpool Mercury says that one of the Rothschilds has stated his readiness to lend to our Government, in case of an emergency, 100 millions sterling at a few hours' notice.


A sad accident occurred on Monday at the Metropolitan Regatta, Dublin. A lady named KENNEDY and her two sons were crossing from Dollymount to Ringsend in a small sail boat. The boat suddenly upset, and the whole party were thrown into the water. All were speedily rescued save the Rev. Mr. DORAN, P.P., of St. Agatha's, North William Street, aged about fifty-six. When taken from the water it was found life was extinct. He was greatly esteemed in the city, and there is much regret expressed at his melancholy death.


The Grand Jury will be empanelled at one o'clock on Monday next, before S. H. MAXWELL, Esq., High Sheriff.

The Commission will be opened at eleven o'clock on the following Wednesday, before Baron FITZGERALD.

The following cases are for trial, viz.: - Anne M'GOURTY (murder); Edward MOORE (perjury); Hugh CAREY (larceny); James BYRNE (rape); Jas. LEDDY (larceny); James M'DONALD and James M'KIERMAN (assault.)

(Before Theo THOMPSON, Esq., Dr. BABINGTON, and John FAY, Esq., J.P's.)


Mary McDONALD was summoned for allowing a goat and pig to wander on the public road at Stradone.
Fined 1s. and costs.

Matthew SMITH was also summoned for allowing his cattle to wander on the public road.
Fined 3s. and costs.


Several persons were summoned by the Constabulary for neglecting to have their dogs licensed.
They were fined in sums varying from 1s. to 2s. 6d. each, and ordered to take out licenses.

Mr. FRAZER, Assistant Surveyer (sic), summoned Joseph ROUNTREE, of Crieveland, for altering a fence along the public road
Ordered to be replaced within a month and pay cost of summons.


Owen CUSACK summoned Luke OLWILL for assaulting him on the 25th ult., and also for threatening to take his life with a pitchfork.

It appeared that on the 25th ult. Cusack was directed by his brother to remove 3 sheep and 6 lambs, his property, which had been grazing on Olwill's farm. There was a ram with the sheep, for the grazing of which (although included in the agreement) and caring of the sheep when lambing, Olwell claimed compensation, and refused to allow Cusack to remove the ram until such was granted. While the complainant was in the act of driving off the sheep, Olwill took him by the collar of the coat and shook him in a violent manner, and threatened to knock his brains out.

Mr. Thompson to complainant - Did he take the ram from you?

Complainant - He did, your worship.

Thomas Cusack (brother of complainant), who was with him at the time of the occurrence, corroborated his brother's evidence.

Compainant produced an agreement, signed by the defendant and acknowledging the receipt of a sum of money, for a given period, for the grazing of 3 sheep and 1 ram.

A man named DEMPSEY, who had been working in an adjoining quarry, swore that he didn't see Olwill pull complainant by the coat, or hear him say the he would knock his brains out with a fork.

Defendant denied having pulled Cusak by the coat, or having threatened to knock his brains out; notwithstanding the agreement made with complainant's brother, he asserted his right to compensation for the grazing of the ram, and care of the sheep when lambing.

Mr. Thompson - Have you still the ram in your possession?

Defendant - I have.

Mr. Thompson - If I sat here alone I would send you to gaol for a month. The complainant, who appears to be a respectable man, has never came (sic) before us until now; but as for you, we have had the pleasure of seeing you a good many times.

The Bench ordered him to be imprisoned for 7 days, with hard labour.

Mr. Thompson to prisoner - I would advise you leave an order with some person to hand over the ram to Cusack.

Prisoner - I'll do nothing of the kind.

Mr. Thompson - Well, remember the complainant will have sufficient grounds for an action against you.

Michael FARRELLY summoned Michael GAFFNEY, Cavan, for assaulting him on the 11th ult., while returning from Ballyjamesduff fair.

This case was adjourned at last Petty Sessions for the production of additional witnesses.

Mr. ARMSTRONG appeared on behalf of the defendant.

Farrelly said - I and my son were returning from Ballyjamesduff fair on the evening of the 11th June last; I was driving in a tax-cart; defendant was driving a car before me, and he stopped suddenly at the Blackbull; as I could not pass him with my car, I asked him to pull one side and let me go by; he refused to do so; defendant then came up and pulled me off my cart; he struck me and hurled me down a precipice, by which I sustained severe injuries about the face; I was not drunk at the time; I only took seven half-glasses of whiskey the whole day.

To Mr. Thompson - I left Ballyjamesduff at 7 o'clock.

Cross-examined by Mr. Armstrong - Had some words with defendant in Ballyjamesduff; I asked to treat him, but he refused, remarking that he was after taking his breakfast, and did not care for anything; didn't call him a bastard; did not abuse him in any way.

Complainant here pulled off his coat and showed a rent under the arm, which, he alleged, was caused by Gaffney pulling him off the car.

Mr. Armstrong - On your oath were you not the worse of drink at the time, and, in consequence, became very passionate at Gaffney pulling up before you on the road.

Complainant - On my oath, I was not the worse of drink, neither was I in bad temper.

Mr. Thompson - Complainant came to my house on the night in question, immediately after he arrived in Cavan, accompanied by the Messrs. M'GUINNESS, and he did not seem to be anything the worse of drink. He appeared to be perfectly sober. His head and face were covered with blood.

Mr. Armstrong - Hadn't you a whip in your hand?

Complainant - I had only a piece of one.

Mr. Armstrong - What portion of it?

Complainant - The handle.

Mr. Armstrong - Yes, and the most particular portion of it too.

Mr. Armstrong - Were you not standing up in your car with the whip in your hand, and in your endeavour to strike Gaffney, fell over, and thereby received the injuries which you complain of?

Complanant - It is all false.

Gaffney's son (a lad of about 13 years of age), fully corroborated his father's evidence.

Michael M'Guinness - I was driving home from Ballyjamesduff fair on the 11th June last; Gaffney was driving first, Farrelly second, and I and my brother last; did not see the dispute between Gaffney and Farrelly; when we drove up I saw Farrelly lying in the ditch at the side of the road; lifted him up and observed his face was all blood; Gaffney was standing on the road; I told him that the treatment Farrelly received was not fit for a dog; he said he would give me the same or any other person who took his (Farrelly's) part; couldn't say if Gaffney had anything in his hand and not sure if Farrelly was drunk.

To Mr. Armstrong - When Gaffney knocked me down, I was not standing in a fighting attitude.

Mr. Armstrong said his client was a young man of excellent character; never stood in a public court during his life; and challenged any one in Cavan to say that he ever committed an act which would cast the slightest slur on his character. He was about to examine witnesses which he hoped would prove to the satisfaction of their worships that his client was not at all guilty of such a charge as the one brought against him.

Thomas FITZPATRICK was the first witness examined for the defence; he said he was drawing sand on the road on the evening in question; saw Gaffney come down off the car; and assist a young woman off; saw Gaffney then go round to Farrelly's car, and then saw him trying to lift Farrelly where he was lying on the road; considered Farrelly was under the influence of drink; did not see anything in Gaffney's hand.

To Mr. Thompson - Couldn't say what brought defendant round to Farrelly's car; could not swear if Gaffney pulled Farrelly off his car.

Ann MAGUIRE said - I got on Gaffney's car when coming home from the fair; when I arrived at the turn of the road near my house, Gaffney pulled up to let me down; Farrelly's horse was close behind but could have passed one side; heard some words pass between Farrelly and Gaffney about the quality of horses; saw nothing in either of their hands.

James MAGUIRE was standing on the road at the time of the occurrence; saw Gaffney pull up suddenly to let down Ann Maguire; heard Farrelly shouting, "lay the road, and let me by;" he was standing up in the tax-cart at the time, and had a whip in his hand, heard Gaffney tell Farrelly to "shut up his mouth, and go in peace."

Mr. GUARD, Mr. BRADY, and Sergeant GUILLIARD (sp?) gave Gaffney an excellent character.

Mr. Thompson - From the evidence given by Farrelly and his son, and also by Mr. M'Guinness, we have come to the conclusion that Gaffney was very much to blame, and acted most improperly. The worst feature in the case was defendant's reply to Mr. M'Guinness. Were it not for the good character given him by the police, and other gentlemen, we would consider ourselves bound to deal with him more harshly. We will fine him 10s. and 10s. costs; the third of the fine to go to the complainant.

Jane MURTAGH summoned Catherine DORAN for assaulting her son, aged 5 years.

Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.

Matthew M'CABE summoned Pat DUNNE for preventing him from using a pass which led to his land.

It appeared that some time since complainant objected to defendant going a private pass through his land, as he had no right to it; and in return defendant prevented him from passing through his land, although the pass was an established one, and open for the last ten years.

The case was dismissed.

Mr. Thomas O'CONNOR summoned Mary Anne M'CABE for trespassing on his land.

Defendant was in the employment of Mr. M'Guinness, Baker, and was in the habit of spreading clothes in complainant's meadow.

Mr. Thompson - What right have you to make a common roadway of Dr. O'Connor's field?

Defendant - Well, your Worship, I did not think it was any harm to go into it.

Mr. M'Guinness said he was not aware that the defendant was in the habit of going into Mr. O'Connor's field, or he would not have allowed it.

Mr. O'Connor said he had previously cautioned her. He did not wish to follow up the case, if she would promise not to trespass again.

The case was nilled.

Thomas KEMP summoned Johnston KEMP for maliciously damaging the roof of his barn on the 26th ult.

The parties are relatives and live in Tierorkan (sp?).

Mr. Thompson to complainant - Do you wish to go on with this case?

Complainant - O, just as your worship's like.

Mr. Thompson - It's not if we like, but if you like.

Complainant then expressed his desire to proceed with the case, and stated that on the day in question he saw the defendant pull the thatch off his barn and go inside.

Defendant denied having pulled off any of the thatch. He said there was a hole in the roof by which he got in.

Mr. Thompson - What business had you to go into the barn at all?

Defendant - I just went in through curiosity to see a churning machine which the complainant had there.

Defendant was fined 2s. 6d. damages and the costs.

Margaret DONOHOE processed Nicholas BRADY for ?2 15s., a half-year's wages, she had also a charge of assault against defendant.

The complainant alleged that the defendant "hired" her for 6 months up to November; she was weeding oats in a field when he came up and said she was not doing half enough work; caught her by the back of the neck and threw her on her face; he told her to leave his place at once; she was only one month with him, and received ???????????????????????????_______ (illegible)

Defendant denied catching her by the neck and throwing her down, and complained of the manner in which she served him; he admitted having scolded her for not working.

Mr. Thompson - Did you tell her to leave your place?

Defendant - No, your Worship. She went into the house after she left the field, and I followed her, and saw she was dressing herself to go away.

Complainant to Defendant - Didn't you cut my ear and throw me down.

Defendant - I did not.

Mr. Thompson to complainant - I can't see any mark on your ear to show that it was cut.

Defendant - Never mind her your Worship, I didn't leave as much as a finger on her. This has all occurred through her own stubbornness. Twas a bad day for me she came to my house at all. She'd ruin me entirely. She left the door of my dairy open one day, and the sow ran in and destroyed all my beautiful "crame."

The case was dismissed, and the defendant ordered to pay the remainder of month's wages.

The defendant at once handed over the money, and expressed himself delighted at "getting rid of her so easy."


Magistrates presiding - J. J. BENISON, chairman, and John T. DILLON, Esqrs.

Sub-Inspector JONES was also present.

Sub-Constable SHERIDAN summoned James WILSON and Mick REILLY for fighting on the public street of Ballyconnell. Fined 2s. 6d. each and costs.

Lord Charles BERESFORD summoned Pat REILLY for setting fire to heather on the mountain. Charles BAXTER proved the case, and defendant said it was not him but his cousin; and it was on their own turf bank. Fined 10s. and costs.

John MAGOVERN summoned Thomas M'PARTLAND for, that his cow did eat complainant's cabbage plants on 31st May. The case was nilled.

Constable COLE summoned Jane BRADY for being drunk on the public street of Ballyconnell. Fined 2s 6d and costs.

Sub-Constable RYAN summoned James DOLAN for being drunk on the streets of Ballyconnell on 23rd June. Fined 2s 6d and costs.

The same complainant summoned Edward CURRAN for fighting with some other person who the constable did not know. Fined 2s 6d and costs.

Sub-Constable BAILEY summoned Thomas COSGROVE for being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart on the public street of Ballyconnell, on 25th June. Fined 5s and costs.

Same complainant summoned Thomas JOHNSON for being drunk on the public street of Ballyconnell on 25th June. Fined 2s 6d and costs.

William MAGOWEY summoned Francis EBBITT for allowing his ass to wander on the public lane on complainant's property. Fined 6d and costs.

Wm. BRADSHAW summoned David WILLIAMSON, both of Ballyconnell, for not allowing complainant to pass through defendant's kitchen to his garden and the river. The summons was killed.


(Before James SMALL, Esq., J.P., Capt. WARING, and H. K. SIMPSON, Esq., J.P.)


Owen COONEY summoned Patrick SEXTON, Greaghagibney, for assault.

It appeared that complainant went on the 11th ult. to a bog at Greaghagibney for the purpose of sinking a drain between his portion of the bog and that of defendant, when the latter, who goes under the sobriquet of "the Digger," came forward and asked his authority for interfering with the bog which he held a ticket for; complainant said he was instructed by the bailiff to do so; defendant objected to this and raised a shovel with which he struck him on the head, at the same time stating he would "rumbust" him with a kick; complainant was knocked down by him also.

The Bench, however, ordered defendant to pay a find of ?1 and costs for the assault, or in default 14 days imprisonment.

In the case of Michael GARTLAN v. Michael LYNCH, for assault, Gartlan failed to appear. Adjourned


Three charges of road trespass were preferred against Owen SMITH, Baillieborough.

Sub-Constables NOLAN and M'ENTEE said they found a donkey, defendant's property, let loose to wander on the public road.

Owen dreaded the donkey's traveling charges, but was ordered to pay 11s. with costs.

Sub-Constable BRADSHAW summoned Peter LAMB for being drunk on the public street.

The "lamb" appeared to be quite shorn, as he had to borrow the fine, which amounted to 3s. 6d.

John WEIR and Thomas MULLIGAN were summoned for allowing cattle to wander on the public road. Small fines were inflicted.

A few other equally unimportant cases were tried.


The usual monthly meeting of the Cavan Town Commissioners took place on Monday last:

Edward KENNEDY, Esq., J.P., in the Chair.

Also present - Messrs. John GANNON, Patrick CAFFREY, John F. O'HANLON, John M'MAHON, William GUARD, Charles STEWART, &c.

After transacting the usual routine business and signing checques for the officers' salaries,

A resolution was unanimously carried requesting the county members (Messrs. FAY and BIGGAR) to support Captain O'BIERNE's motion for the inquiry into the Board of Works management of the Ballinamore Canal and the river Erne drainage.

RAILWAY APPOINTMENT. - We are happy to state that Mr. John HOBSON, who, while acting as station master at Armagh, gained innumerable friends, has been appointed General Inspector over the Great Northern Railway line, at a much enhanced salary, over that of the position he formerly occupied in connection with the line. - Ulster Gazette.


We told by one firm says (Capital and Labour) that they can obtain small iron castings for their factories more cheaply from Belgium than from English houses. We learn also that the glasses used in a special description of night lights are procured from France in enormous numbers because the price is so much lower. Further, we are informed that the ornamental show-cards on enameled iron, which have come to be so largely used of late, can be imported from France much more advantageously than they can be made here.

It is said that there is good foundation for the statement which has been generally made that several butchers in Dublin have been selling large quantities of American beef as home-raised meat. This goes far to prove the excellence of the imported article.

IRISH WESLEYANS. - The investment Fund for Worn-out Ministers, started a few years ago in connection with the Irish Wesleyan Conference, chiefly through the efforts of Mr. W. M'ARTHUR, M.P., is making progress. Since last conference £3,697 has been received, making the total of the capital account at present ?32,014.

The Irish Society has been represented in the Diocese of Achonry by the Rev. T. B. WILLSON, curate of Kilmore, who held meetings in Collooney, Ballisodare, Tubbercurry, and Ballymote with fair success. - Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette.

The Rev. William VERNER, Incumbent of Knockbride, Diocese of Kilmore, has been appointed to the incumbency of Laghey, Diocese of Raphoe, by the Board. The election was the occasion of considerable rejoicing in the parish; tar barrels and other manifestations of joy gave expression to the feelings of the people. - Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette.

MR. THOMAS KING has ceased to be my Clerk.
Cavan, 30th June 1877.


Dublin, Wednesday

The girl Catherine Grimes was removed from the Four Courts at a quarter-past seven o'clock this evening, escorted by a large force of police. The Rev. Mr. RING, a Roman Catholic priest, followed on an outside car. The girl was got into the Irish Church Mission building, D'Olier Street, and a scene of great excitement ensued. Upwards of 2,000 people assembled, and were harangued by the Rev. Mr. Ring, who abused the Irish Church mission people in unreserved language. Superintendent CORR called on Mr. Ring, as a clergyman and a gentleman, to desist, and that if there was any breach of the peace he should be held responsible for it. After a good deal of persuasion, Mr. Ring advised the crowd to disperse quietly but to keep their eye on the doings of the Irish Church missions. The crowd dispersed, giving three cheers for the Pope. From the excitement which prevailed it was a miracle there was not a riot.


Dublin, Wednesday.

A frightful accident, resulting in the loss of one life and serious injuries to several persons, occurred at the Dalkey Station of the Kingstown Railway this evening. The eight o'clock train from Bray ran off the line just as it was approaching Dalkey. The carriages, which were crowded, were all thrown off, and two of them smashed. John BYRNES, a carpenter, had both his legs broken, and died soon after. The injured persons, including a number of ladies, were extricated as soon as possible and taken to the hospital at Kingstown, where a large staff of medical men were in attendance. The persons most seriously injured are Isaac BLOOM and Isaac HEPSTER, two Polish Jews; Susan M'DONNELL and Mary RICE, of Bray. The engine-driver and fireman saved their lives by jumping off. The greatest consternation prevailed at the station, which was crowded by persons looking for friends. Some of the passengers are seriously injured. The line is completely blocked. The accident is ascribed to the points being out of order.


Lurgan, Monday evening.

Intelligence reached here this day of a terrible murder having been committed near the Bannfoot, or rather what is known as Moghery, in the lower part of that district of the county known as "The Moyntaghs." From the information that has already come to hand, it would appear that an old feud, or family quarrel, has existed for a length of time between two families in the place, named SKELTON and FORKER, both of whom follow the fishing business. Last night a row occurred among them, and this morning, at an early hour, the parties met on the way to Lough Neagh, to fish, when the row was renewed, and in the course of it the man Daniel FORKER was killed. At an early hour in the forenoon to-day, a number of police, under Sub-Inspector HOWES, Lurgan and Portadown, proceeded in boats out on the lough after the murderer and two of his nephews, but after some time they came up with the boat, in which were James SEKELTON, Patrick SKELTON, jun., and Patrick SKELTON, sen. All were arrested, and at once taken before Joseph ATKINSON, Esq., J.P., who remanded them for eight days, when a magisterial investigation will be held into the matter. In the afternoon the three prisoners were brought into Portadown, whence they were taken to Armagh Gaol.


Portadown, Tuesday.

At the village of Milltown, adjoining Lough, Neagh, what is usually called "Pattern Sunday," was held on yesterday, when the son of a man named Daniel FORKER and one James SKELTON had a dispute, and on this morning, when preparing their nets for fishing, they began to argue about the row on the previous night. Skelton thereupon sprang out of a boat and gave Daniel Forker a kick, which knocked him down. Skelton jumped on his body, and Forker died instantly from the effects of the blows. Skelton then leaped into the boat, and made away across the lake. The mater having been reported to Sub-Inspector HOWES, of Portadown, he, with a number of his men, proceeded in pursuit of Skelton, and at four o'clock this evening brought him a prisoner to Portadown. Two others have also been arrested on the charge of aiding and assisting in killing Skelton (note error) - namely, Patrick Skelton, senior, and Patrick Skelton, junior. As this day happened to be the court day at Clonmacate, in which district the outrage took place, the three prisoners were before J. ATKINSON, Esq., D.L., J.P.; Captain CLELAND, Esq., J.P.; C. STANLEY, Esq., J.P.; and J. S. CLARE, Esq., J.P. The evidence having been taken, they were remanded for eight days. It is now stated that the deceased struck one of the Skeltons on the head with some sharp instrument, in the first instance, before he received the fatal kick. The whole of the parties are Roman Catholics, so that it cannot be said there was anything of a party nature in the affair.

July 13, 1877



Desirous of bettering their condition, should emigrate to South Australia. Ships are arranged to sail on the 3rd of July, and on the 13th of August.

For further information, and Forms of Application, apply to

JOHN FEGAN, Selecting Agent for
County Cavan, 19, Main-street, Cavan.

Hundreds have gone there from this County; the all landed safely, and, with scarcely an exception, are doing well.

June 29, 1877.

19, Main Street.

PASSAGES CAN BE SECURED AT THE above address by every Steamer or Sailing Ship leaving the United Kingdom for-

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Tourists' Tickets will, in the Season, be obtainable for Niagara Falls and numerous places of interest in the United States and Canada.

Apply to
JOHN FEGAN, Steamship and Passage Agent,
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DRUMMOND - On the 9th July, at Edinburgh, in his 78th year. Peter Drummond, of the Tract Depot, Stirling, and senior partner of the firm of W. Drummond and Sons, Dublin and Stirling.

DENHAM - June 30, at the Manse, Ballyshannon, Sarah, daughter of the late Rev. Joseph Denham, Killeshandra.


The Ottawas Free Press says:- "Among the followers of the Sons of William in the city, on Tuesday, was Mr. Thomas WATSON, of Nepean. He is ninety-seven years of age, but is quite lively. County Cavan was his birthplace, and he has been an Orangeman ever since he was big enough. He is supposed to be the oldest Orangeman in the Dominion. He served during the Peninsular War, and was present at the burial of Sir John MOORE.


SUB-CONSTABLE CROSSAN has been transferred at his own request from Ballyhaise, where he served six years, to Crosskeys. He is an intelligent and efficient officer, and his departure is much regretted by all the respectable inhabitants of the neighbourhood.

REVOCATION OF ARMS LICENSE. - The Lords Justices, by an order published in Tuesday night's Dublin Gazette, revoked any license granted to carry or to have arms to James WALLER, farmer, of Carrickinveagh, parish of Killinkere, Barony of Castlerahan, and County of Cavan.


There were great rejoicings at Castlewellan, on Saturday, on the occasion of the home-coming of Earl Annesley with his bride. On arriving at Castlewellan the Earl and Countess received a most enthusiastic welcome, and his Lordship was presented with an address from the tenants, and the Countess with a superb dragon fly brooch and pendant value for ?400. His Lordship, who replied in suitable terms, was afterwards presented with an address of welcome and congratulations from the select vestry. On arriving at the castle the Earl and Countess were received by a large number of the elite of the county who had assembled to bid them welcome. Newcastle was also handsomely decorated in honour of the occasion.

Monaghan, Monday.

The right Hon. Lord Chief Justice MAY sat in the Crown Court this morning, at ten o'clock, and proceeded with the Crown business.


Patrick M'CAUL was put forward and indicted for that he, on the 12th of May, at Linniskey, the county of Monaghan, murdered his wife, Margaret M'CAUL.

Dr. BOYD appeared on behalf of the Crown, and Mr. DODD was concerned for the prisoner.

Dr. Boyd said he had to apply for a postponement of the trial on the ground that new evidence had been discovered, which they had not time to investigate.

Lord Chief Justice May asked if there was an affidavit.

Dr. Boyd said he would have it prepared.

Mr. Dodd said the prisoner was prepared for his trial, and it would be a great hardship to keep the prisoner in custody for nine months pending the next assizes.

A short time afterwards, when the affidavit was prepared, Mr. Dodd renewed his objection to the postponement of the trial, and applied to have the prisoner admitted to bail. There were three respectable farmers present who were ready to bail him.

Counsel for the Crown opposed the application.

The Lord Chief Justice said he would grant the application of the Crown, but he said he could not undertake the responsibility of admitting the prisoner to bail.

The prisoner was then remanded.

Ministers in Clones District.

Clones - Robert ORR, Wm. M. WILSON, Robert CAMPBELL (sup.) Cavan - Gabriel COULTER, Thos. Kingsborough (sup.) Newtownbutler - James FRASER, Henry H. MacMAHON. Ballyjamesduff - John COULSON. Mission Stations - Cootehill - William LOVETT, chairman of district; Gabriel COULTER, Secretary.


The inspectors of Irish Fisheries - Major HAYES, John A. BLAKE, and W. F. BRADY, Esqrs. - held an inquiry a few days ago at Buncrana into the application of Mr. Alexander A. RICHARDSON, of Lisburn, for a certificate entitling him to use a fixed net in the estuary of the Crana or Castle River, off the townland of Ardarawan, in the county Donegal. Mr. Lane, solicitor, Newtownlimavady, supported the application. Several witnesses were examined to prove that the net had been used in 1862, and for many years previously, that it was not injurious to navigation, and that Mr. Richardson was now the party entitled to it. The inspectors adjourned their decision.


A middle-aged woman named Ann M'GOURTY, was indicted on the charge of having murdered her stepson, Patrick M'Gourty, by administering poison to him at Blacklion, on the 6th of February last. The evidence taken at the preliminary investigation showed that the death of Patrick M'Gourty was attended with all the symptoms of poisoning, and that prior to his decease he had accused his step-mother of giving him poison in a cup of tea. It was also proved that the prisoner had ill-used the deceased, and beaten him severely.

The prisoner having been placed in the dock, Mr. HAMILTON, Q.C., applied for a postponement of the trial until the next assizes, grounding his application on an affidavit of Mr. Major, who was acting for Mr. GARDE, Crown Solicitor, at the present assizes, which was to the effect that since he came to Cavan on Monday it had come to his knowledge that important evidence in the case would be forthcoming, and that a postponement would therefore be necessary.

Mr. M'IVOR (instructed by Mr. M'KEON of Carrick-on-Shannon) opposed the application, arguing that as the accused had been already nine months in prison, it would be a great hardship to inflict upon her an extended term of imprisonment fully as long as tat she had already suffered, when she was ready and willing to be tried now.

His Lordship granted the application.

The Grand Jury found no bill in the cases of Edward MOORE, who was charged with perjury; or Robert LOUGHEED, who was charged with larceny.

The case of James BYRNE (rape) was postponed to next assizes.

(Before the Lord Chief Baron and a Common Jury.)


This was an action for trespass to the plaintiff's goods. The dispute arose out of the execution of a civil bill decree against a brother of the plaintiff, the allegation being that the goods seized were the goods of the plaintiff and not of the plaintiff's brother, against whom the execution had issued. The parties resided near Eniskillen.

The case was settled, the plaintiff paying ?30, as and for the defendant's costs.

Mr. M'LAUGHLIN, Q.C., and Mr. MacDEVITT, instructed by Mr. J. C. MACNIFFE, of Enniskillen, were for the plaintiff.

There was no appearance on the part of the defendant.


This action was brought to recover possession of 14 acares of the lands of Invyarogue.

Mr. Carson stated the plaintiff's case, which was that plaintiff and defendant are children of Charles Kellett, who died in August, 1876, possessed of the farm in dispute, which he held by lease, made in 1824, for the life of the Queen, at ?1 9s. per acre. Plailntiff being heir-at-law, is entitled to the farm as it is freehold. It will be alleged that Charles Kellett willed it to his second son, but as he died without making a will, and plaintiff being the eldest brother, is his heir-at-law too, and as such entitled to the farm.

Plaintiff produced the lease, and proved he was the eldest son of the late Charles Kellett, who died possessed of the farm in dispute; defendant, who is a widow, is older than him; his brother Joshua died in May last.

Defendant produced the will of Charles Kellett, whereby he gave the farm to his second son, Joshua; and the will of Joshua giving it to defendant.

The proper execution of Joshua's will was now disputed, and it having been proved that both the witnesses were not present at the time it was signed.

His Lordship held it was null and void, and that Joshua died intestate, and that plaintiff, as his heir-at-law, was entitled to the farm, and directed the jury to return a verdict for him.

Counsel for plaintiff - Messrs. CARSON, Q.C.; IRVINE, and M'LOUGHLIN, instructed by Mr. W. S. ARMSTRONG. For defendant - Mr. DRUMMOND, instructed by Messrs. FAY, M'GEOGH, and FOWLER.


The parties in this case are respectable farmers living in the neighbourhood of Virginia. The action was brought for damages for that defendant's dog, in December last, on the lands of Lisgray, kllled 10 sheep, the property of the plaintiff.

The case was at hearing for part of two days, and resulted in a verdict for defendant.

Counsel for plaintiff - Messrs. Wm. M'LAUGHLIN, Q.C., and David COLQUHOUN, instructed by Mr. Wm. MAHAFFY. Counsel for defendant - Messrs. J. P. HAMILTON, Q.C.; and George KEYS, instructed by Mr. John ARMSTRONG.

WILLOW and others v. KEMP and others.

For recovery of possession of 40 acres of the lands of Aughaconny.

Defendant gave a consent for judgment, as a jury was about being sworn to try the case.


(Before Baron FITZGERALD).


This was an action to recover possession of a field which had been assigned by a person named M'FADDEN to both plaintiff and defendant.

The real question was to try the genuineness of a document held by defendant.

The jury found for defendant.

For plaintiff - Messrs. CARSON and DRUMMOND. For defendant - Messrs. M'LAUGHLIN and COLQUOHOUN.


The anniversary of the ultimate triumph of the English Arms in Ireland at Aughrim, which consummated the conquest of William the Third was celebrated in Cavan on yesterday in a manner which cannot fail, to redound to the credit of the Orangemen.

By twelve o’clock all the "up country" lodges had assembled at the first milestone on the Belturbet road to await the arrival of the Belturbet, Redhills, and Ballyhaise contingents. Having met them, they marched in procession through the town to Edermon, where a platform had been erected in a large field belonging to Mr. Joseph TREVOR, Worshipful Master of Cavan, L.O.L.

Among the Lodges present were the following: - Arnmore (1623), Ballintemple (1282), Belturbet (348), Clonegonnell (177), Cavan (223), Corcavity (115), Cornagall (1625), Clowney (612), Corleggy (1127), Drumcalpin (261), Drumliff (604), Dernaglish, Drumasladdy (607), Drumheel (1132), Drumaloor (615 and 606), Derryheen (1622), Farnham (1474), Kilmore (616), Kinnaghmore (212), Neddiagh (611), Oldtown (473), Quivey (1155), Raheelan (1367), Tiergormley (849).

Robert H. JOHNSTON, Esq., the County Grand Master rode in front.

The members of the various Lodges, consisting as they do of the respectable yeomanry of the district, attired in their holiday clothes, and decked with the insignias of the order, marching to music and bearing their beautiful and loyal banners, presented a noble appearance, and called forth the unqualified admiration of all who had assembled to witness the grand display.

They arrived in the field about two o’clock. The day throughout was beautifully fine, and the appearance the field presented was very imposing.

Among the many present we may mention the following: - Robert H. JOHNSTON, Esq., County Grand Master; Rev. Samuel and Mrs. SHONE, Rev. T. J. ARCHER, Rev. Mr. Hutchinson, Rev. T. G. J. PHILLIPS, Dr. THOMPSON, the Misses MOORE (College), Rev. T. B. WILSON, Rev. W. S. LITTLE, John RICHARDSON, Esq., Walter W. YOUNG, Esq., John BANNON, Esq., Rev. Thomas GLOSTER, &c., &c.

After arriving in the field the chair was taken by Robert H. JOHNSTONE, Esq., the County Master, and short-pointed addresses were delivered by the Revs. Samuel SHONE, Dr. HUTCHINSON, Thomas G. J. PHILLIPS, Thomas B. WILLSON, William S. LITTLE, T. J. ARCHER, &c.

About four o’clock the meeting broke up, and each lodge proceeded towards home.

The fair sex mustered in great numbers on the occasion in their gayest attire, and many farmers from a distance on cars and other vehicles, and on horseback, contributed to swell the numbers and give éclat to the display.

It is believed there were about 3,000 persons in the field.

Not a single case of intoxication was observable, nor a single offensive word spoken.

The music was first-class; and reflected credit on all concerned.

In the evening the lodges repaired to their respective lodge-rooms, where we have no doubt they spent a pleasant evening.

Mr. Trevor hospitably entertained at luncheon the speakers and a number of friends.

There were large gatherings of the brethren at Killeshandra, Bailieborough, and Ballyjamesduff, where everything passed off quietly. No police from other counties or R.M.’s as former years.

We will give more particulars in our next issue.



To-day, at half-past one o’clock, Somerset H. MAXWELL, Esq., High Sheriff; and J. M. J. TOWNLEY, Esq., Sub-Sheriff, entered the Record Court, when Edward M’CAURAN, Esq., Clerk of the Crown, called the Grand Jury Panel.

Those gentlemen having figures prefixed to their names having answered were sworn on

Alexander NESBITT
2 Mervyn PRATT, D.L.
Col. Henry T. CLEMENTS.
3 Llewellen T. B. SAUNDERSON, J.P.
Hon. Henry C. BUTLER.
Sir George HODSON.
4 John E. VERNON, D.L.
5 Theophulus H. CLEMENTS.
6 James HAMILTON, D.L.
John Winter HUMPHREYS.
Col. Samuel MOORE.
Benjamin S. ADAMS, J.P.
Major Robert J. CUMINGS, J.P.
Nathaniel MONTGOMERY, J.P.
7 Col. St. George Mervyn NUGENT.
8 Samuel SANDERSON, J.P.
Gerald DEASE.
Edward W. FLEMING.
James S. WINTER.
Robert STORY.
Hon. Arthur ANNESLEY.
9 Edward SMITH, J.P.
10 Alex. W. J. SANKEY, J.P.
11 John FAY, J.P.
William LESLIE, J.P.
12 David FINLAY, J.P.
13 Archibald GODLEY, D.L.
14 William A. MOORE, J.P.
Matthew Weld O’CONNOR, J.P.
Robert ERSKINE, J.P.
15 John C. JONES.
16 John LITTON, J.P.
John Breen LYNCH, J.P.
17 Edward KENNEDY, J.P.
Henry Owen SANDERS.
Ambrose G. ADAMS.
William JOHNSTON, J.P.
18 Alfred WYNNE
19 James Hugh MOORE GARRETT.
20 James H. FAY, J.P.
Robert Smith DICKSON, J.P.
Geo. Noble ROE, J.P.
21 Edward S. TENER, J.P.
22 John NIXON, J.P.
Albert HUTTON.
Armitage Eglantine HUMPHRYS, J.P.
23 John J. BENNISON, J.P.
James STORY.
Andrew C. PALLES.
Thomas F. KNIPE, J.P.
George WARING, Esq.



John LYNCH, Derrylurgan, applied for £10, compensation for malicious destruction of a Dog, at Derrylurgan, on the night of 27th March, 1877.



William GRIFFITH, Corelogan, applied for £70, compensation for malicious injury to a Mill Rampart, between Corcloghan and Drokaghbane, on night of 31st March, 1877.

Granted £40.


Philip BRADY, Cullies, applied for £10, compensation for malicious injury to two Heifers, by cutting off their tailes, at Cullies, on the 14th January, 1877.

Granted £5.


Robert DAVIS, Laheen, applied for £145 19s. 3d., compensation for malicious burning of a set of office houses, together with a quantity of hay, farming implements, and other property stored therein, at Dernwell, on the night of the 28th of February, 1877.



The Assizes for the County Cavan were opened at 11 o’clock on Wednesday by Mr. Baron FITZGERALD, who was accompanied on the bench by Mr. Somerset Henry MAXWELL, High Sheriff.

The Grand Jury having been sworn,

Mr. Baron Fitzgerald, addressing them, said the number of cases to go before them was small, only five he believed, and with one exception they were of an unimportant character. Their duty, therefore, would be very light, and he hoped to be able to discharge them in a few hours. The one case to which he referred, though of a serious character, so far as he could learn, did not contain any features of justify the believe that crime was on the increase in the county. The number of offences committed since last assizes appeared from the Constabulary returns, to have been only 13, and all the offenders, with two exceptions, had been made amenable. The important case to come before them to which he had alluded, would require their most careful consideration. The bill sent up in this case would, he understood, be for murder by poisoning. The evidence against the prisoner charged with the crime, a woman named M’GOURTY, the stepmother of the deceased, was principally medical, and as no professional gentleman had seen the deceased prior to death, the case would require more than ordinary care and consideration at their hands.

The Grand Jury then retired, and, the presentments having been fiated (?), the trial of the prisoners was proceeded with.

Hugh CAREY, 17 years of age, was found guilty of stealing £2 5s. and a pair of boots, the property of John COOTE.

He was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment.

James M’KIERNAN and James M’DONALD were charged with assaulting Patrick SMITH near Redhills.

The case was tried at Quarter Sessions, when the jury disagreed.

M’Kiernan now pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to a month’s imprisonment; M’Donald was acquitted.


Three men, named James WALLACE, John HART, and Silas JOHNSTON, were indicted on a charge of having violently assaulted Samuel JOHNSTON, the nephew of the prisoner of the same name, at a place called Blacklion, in the county of Cavan, on the 17th of January.

Mr. IRVINE, instructed by Mr. ALEXANDER, of Enniskillen, defended the prisoners.

It appeared from the evidence that the assault arose out of a family difference with regard to the possession of a house owned by Samuel Johnston’s father, who is an imbecile, but upon which Silas Johnston had a lien. Upon the day of the commission of the assault, Samuel Johnston went to demand possession of the house, in which his father still remains, from Silas Johnston, who denied his right to enter. Samuel said he wanted to see his father, and obtained a pair of tongs with which he proceeded to break open the door. A scuffle then ensued between the younger Johnson and the whole of the prisoners, and it lasted a considerable time. Some time afterwards Silas Johnston got a heavy iron crook, and with it hit Samuel on one of his shoulders, and dislocated it. Samuel put up his hand to guard himself from a second blow, when Silas got his little finger into his mouth, and, fastening his teeth in it, forced him out into the street, biting him all the time, and did not desist until made to do so by a man named James FRAZER. Silas Johnston then ran and got a stone with which he struck Samuel on the back of the head, and rendered him insensible by the blow. The injured man was under medical treatment for three weeks.

Mr. Samuel Y. Johnston and Mr. KEYS, instructed by Mr. MAJOR prosecuted on behalf of the Crown in the several cases.

The Jury, after a lengthy deliberation, returned a verdict of guilty: Silas Johnston of having caused actual bodily harm, Hare (sp?) of having aided and abetted him in so doing, and J. Wallace of a common assault.

Johnston was sentenced to two month’s imprisonment and Harte and Wallace to one month each.

Samuel Johnston was charged with assaulting Silas Johnston.

Found guilty and sentenced to a month’s imprisonment.

July 20, 1877


M'ELROY - M'CLELLAND - July 17, by special license, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Thomas JOHNSTON, W. J. M'Elroy, of Newry, to Annie, daughter of Thomas M'Clelland, Wilton House, Bailieborough.


SUDDEN DEATH. - Jane COULTER, aged 45, who was living with Mr. BOYLAN, baker, Bridge-street, Cootehill, died very suddenly on Saturday last, after hearing of the death of her brother, which was communicated by telegram from Lurgan.

INCORPORATED SOCIETY'S SCHOOLS. - At the annual examination for admission to the Ranelagh Female School, Roscommon, held on the 14th of July, Sophia MULLIGAN, a pupil of Drumkeen School (of which Miss GILLILAND is teacher), was one of the successful candidates. There were 15 competitors for 5 vacancies.

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY. - Head-Constable J. KELLY, Bailieborough, has, we understand, been promoted to the rank of first-class Head-Constable. Mr. Kelly is a very intelligent and efficient officer and his well-deserved promotion will gratify all the respectable classes, as he is a terror to evil doers.


To the Editor of the Cavan Weekly News.

Sir - I see a list of Grand jurors in our issue of the 13th inst. This is either the whole panel for the county, or the persons summoned for last assizes. As I see names of jurors therein who are neither owners nor occupiers of a single perch of ground in the county, and of others who have a very small interest indeed, I am induced to ask the question how is the list made out? I know persons who have never been called on to serve who have really a stake in the county. And as one fact is worth a good many arguments, I will refer to one person who has private property up to £600 a year, and is also a rated occupier to the value of £100, and agent over considerable properties, the rentals of which are nearly £10,000 per annum. Perhaps our worthy High
Sheriff will explain this anomaly and have it corrected. - I am

A subscriber.

July 17, 1877.

DETERMINED ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE. - At Drogheda on Saturday morning, a young girl, an unfortunate, named Kate M'LOUGHLIN, belonging to Kilcock, county Kildare, was brought before the Mayor charged with an attempt at suicide. The prisoner had been arrested the previous evening and on being left alone in the lock-up, got a strap round her throat and was in process of strangulation when Sub-constable GRIFFIN discovered what she was at and cut her down. Some time after she renewed the attempt, using one of her stockings to expedite her exit. On being again rescued she was placed on a stretcher, and endeavoured to choke herself by stuffing her mouth with rages. She was sent to gaol for a week.



(Before Capt. WARING, R.M., and J. SMALL, Esq., J.P.)

Sub-Inspector W. W. B. FAUSSET occupied a seat on the Bench.


The Queen, at the prosecution of Head Constable KELLY and Michael GARTLAN v. Thomas LYNCH for assault.

It appeared from Gartlan's informations that on the 25th ult. he was passing along the road at Beckscourt, near Bailieboro', when Thomas Lynch, who was passing also, asked complainant was he the boy who made evidence for KEELAN, a person assaulted about a month ago. Lynch then struck Gartlan and knocked him down; a man named Peter CLYNCH lifted him up; Gartlan was bleeding from the effects of the blow

Clynch denied that he had anything to do with Gartlan, he merely saw him lying on the road, and went about his business.

After hearing another witness, the case was dismissed.

William ARMSTRONG summoned John ARMSTRONG his father, and Anne ARMSTRONG, his step-mother, for assaulting him on the 8th inst.

Complainant said he went into a room in his father's house in order to adjust his necktie at a looking-glass, when his father came forward, struck him, put him out, and threatened to put a pair of weeders down his throat; Anne Armstrong assisted in assaulting him.

The Bench dismissed the case.

The queen at the prosecution of Sub-Inspector FAUSSET v. Peter LYNCH, John CROSSEN, Patrick LYNCH, Owen GAFFNEY, and John GAFFNEY, for assaulting Matthew TRAYNOR and Pat M'CABE.

Mr. Fausset ably conducted the prosecution.

Matthew Traynor was first sworn, and said: - I remember the 24th of June last; I left home after 3 o'clock in the evening; I went down to Master FITZPATRICK's public-house; I took a share of whiskey there and returned home before dark; I had then three miles to go; as I came along I met Pat Fitzsimmons, Phil Lynch, Peter Lynch, Pat Lynch, John Crossen, Owen Gaffney, and John Gaffney, all on the road at Carrickacrumin; they were doing nothing when I came up, but afterwards commenced to drag each other; in the pulling I fell. There were five of us at the drinking of a pint of whiskey previous to this. We drank the whiskey outside in a bottom near the house.

Capt. Waring - Who gave the whiskey to you?

Witness - They said it came from Fitzpatrick's house.

Mr. Fausset here asked witness how the row began.

Witness replied he did not know; in fact he said he knew not whether he was knocked down himself or not.

At this stage of the proceedings,

Capt. Waring said he would imprison witness for contempt of court unless he answered the questions fairly.

In reply to Mr. Fausset, witness said he could not tell anything about the row at all, although he heard Pat M'Cabe say he was stabbed, but couldn't tell as he was not sure whether he (witness) was stabbed or not on the occasion.

Patrick M'Cabe, on being sworn, said: - I live in Lakeland; I remember the 24th of June last; I left home at about 5 o'clock that evening; had a pair of boots with me; I made a "kailey" in Phil Lynch's; when I came out on the road I saw defendants there; they were dragging other about; didn't see Traynor struck, but was knocked down myself; I was striving to make peace when I fell; I got two stabs, but could not say who gave them.

Mr. Fausett asked witness why he strove to make peace among the parties, or did he consider the whole thing was play.

Witness said he interfered because they were dragging each other.

The pair of trousers worn that day by witness were here produced; there were marks of a knife in front and back of them. Witness said he bled a good deal after the wounds, and told Matthew Traynor he was stabbed; heard Traynor was struck and saw a cut at his ear.

His worship thought this surely could not be a row, but a friendly stabbing match.

Mr. Fausset asked witness did he say that was in order to save Traynor he interfered in the matter.

Witness said he might have mentioned that on a former occasion, but he was now on his oath; was lying when stabbed.

Bernard CLARKE said he remembered the evening of the row; was a bit from the parties, but saw them pulling each other; on going down to them he pushed the first man he met.

Capt. Waring - Was there any blood drawn in your presence?

Witness said their (sic) was. Traynor was bleeding; he made no remark there, but going home he said there was blood on his coat; next morning he said he was cut on the head; saw Lynch with an open knife in his hand, but didn't see him use it.

Mr. Fausset asked Clarke what was the origin of the row, or did witness ever say it was Pat Lynch stabbed M'Cabe; to the first question he said he couldn't tell; to the latter, he could not say whether it was a friendly quarrel or a row.

Hugh CLARKE on being sworn said that Bernard Lynch and he were after taking a drop together on the evening of the 24th ult; saw complainants and defendants on the road; the row was all over when he saw them; there was a little blood on Traynor, but it might have been from a scratch; the parties were not like fighting men; ;could not say whether M'Cabe was stabbed or not.

Phil Lynch deposed he was standing by himself on the road previous to the row; saw Traynor and others pulling each other; didn't see Traynor stabbed, but saw something like the blade of a knife in Pat Lynch's hand; heard M'Cabe was stabbed but saw no one stab him; M'Cabe might be stabbed by Lynch; there was some blood on Traynor's nose which might proceed from a boil.

This concluded the evidence.

Their worships adjourned the case until next court, and ordered a warrant of arrest for Pat Lynch, who did not appear, bail being accepted for the other defendants.


Sub-Constable GRIMSHAW summoned Thomas LEE for being gloriously but not piously inclined on the evening of the 12th inst.

Defendant, who was on the "lee" side of witness when captured, lost none of his bunting.

His steerage fare was ordered to be deposited.

The same witness preferred a ninth charge of drunkenness against James FLUKER since his last incarceration.

The case stands adjourned until the first court day in August, when James will probably enter the Cavan University for at least three months' extra study.

Sub-Constables M'ENTEE, DOWD, and Constable M'DONALD preferred charges against parties for drunkenness.

Fines from 2s. 6d. to 5s. and costs were imposed.

A number of persons appeared to answer Constabulary charges against them for allowing dogs insufficiently logged to go at large.

Fines of 6d. and 1s. with costs were imposed.


Wednesday, July 18.

(Before James BENNISON and George NUGENT, Esqrs.)

Head-Constable PHELAN summoned John HART for being drunk in Mr. Clancy's publichouse.

Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.

Sub-Constable RYAN summoned Jane BRADY for being drunk in the vicinity of Ballyconnell.

Defendant was fined 5s. and costs.

Here the defendant appeared, when Mr. Bennison asked her what she had to say for herself,

Defendant - Well, your Worship, my son has 'listed, and I am near mad. When I heard it I did not know what I was doing with myself, and I thought I was going out of the way of the police.

Mr. Bennison - You are a constant attendant at this Court.

Defendant - Oh! Your Worship, I have been here only twice for the last twelve months, and this is only the third time.

Some eight or ten other persons were summoned for indulging too freely in John barleycorn, and were fined in sums varying from 2. 6d to 5s, with costs.

Several persons were also summoned for allowing their cattle to wander on the public road.

Lord Charles Beresford summoned several parties for cutting turf on his property without a ticket from his bailiff.

Mr. Henry CRAWFORD (bailiff) stated that the parties did not comply with the rules of the estate - namely, to procure tickets from him, and pay 1s. each for same.

Defendants consented to pay costs and take out a ticket.

George NUGENT, Esq., J. P., summoned Philip KIERNAN for allowing 6 head of cattle to trespass on complainant's land.

Matthew CARROLL, Clerk of Petty Sessions, proved to having found defendant's cattle on complainant's land.

Pat M'DONALD, son-in-law of the defendant, appeared on his behalf, and stated that defendant was a feeble old man, and was not able to attend. M'Donald said his father-in-law had a farm adjoining Mr. Nugent's bog, which he always grazed and there was no fence, or even a trace of a fence, at this particular place, and the cattle could not be kept off.

Complainant said he had nothing to do with that, as he should not allow his cattle to trespass. He had defendant summoned on last court day for trespass on same land, and the Court ordered a fine to be imposed.

M'Donald (in a loud tone) - I protest against this Court fining in the case.

Mr. Bennison to complainant - Have you a map of this place in court?

Complainant - No.

Mr. Bennison - Well, I will adjourn the case till next court day for the production of it.

Complainant - I cannot attend on that day, but I will send an attorney to take up the case.

An old woman, named Anne HART, was sent for trial at next Cavan Quarter Sessions for picking the pocket of Anne Reilly.

Derry, Sunday Evening.

This city has been thrown into a state of considerable excitement from a wanton insult offered to the Catholic Bishop this morning. His Lordship, while proceeding to the convent Mass at an early hour, was accosted and somewhat roughly handled by a fellow, said to be drunk. The news of the affair produced great indignation, and a dangerous-looking body, several hundred strong, of quay porters and labourers, are massed in Bishop-street. A man named STEWART is in custody, but owing to the attitude of the mob, it was deemed advisable not to bring the prisoner to the police office. It is said Dr. KELLY, who is frail in health, is not desirous to prosecute, and from the influence at work amongst the people, the apprehension of a riot is passing away. The streets are clearing rapidly.

July 27, 1877


MOORE and M'INTOSH - July 19, at Monkstown Church, by the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh, assisted by the Rev. Canon SMITH, B.D., uncle of the bridegroom, Thomas J., eldest son of the Rev. Thomas Moore, Rector of Drumgoon, Cootehill, R.D., to Harriette, only child of the late Edward M'Intosh, Esq., J.P., County of Cavan, and grand-niece of the late Hon. Judge MAYNE.

The marriage of Thomas J. MOORE, Esq., A.M., eldest son of the Rev. Thomas Moore, rector of Drumgoon, Cootehill, and rural dean, with Harriette, only child of the late Edward M'INTOSH, Esq., J.P., Co. Cavan and grand-niece of the late Honourable Judge MAYNE, was solemnized on last Thursday, 19th inst., in Monkstown Church, Co. Dublin, by the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh, assisted by the Rev. Canon Travers SMITH, B.D., uncle of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by Edward Ellis Mayne, Esq., who with the Lord Bishop of Kilmore had been her guardian. After the dejeuner the bride and bridegroom left for Killarney.


Dublin, Sunday.

Sir Colman O'Loghlen died suddenly on board the mail steamer coming from Holyhead this morning. He took ill at four o'clock, and expired in ten minutes. His remains were brought to Dublin. He was for many years member for Clare. As a criminal lawyer he was second to none at the Bar. By men of all shades of opinion he was greatly esteemed, and the announcement of his sudden death will be read with deep regret.

ROSES ON THE SCAFFOLD. - Eleven men ("Molly Maguires"), who had been found guilty of murder in the coal-fields of Pennsylvania, were hanged last month at different gaols in the United States. At Pottsville two of the gang, BOYLE and McGEHAN, walked, attended by Roman Catholic priests, to the scaffold with pink and white roses in their button holes! McGehan also carried a small brass crucifix in one hand, and a little porcelain statuette of the Virgin in the other. After the reading of the Litany of the Saints, the wretched men kissed the crucifix, and - the drop fell.



The Lord Bishop of Kilmore preached in Ashfield Church on last Sunday, the 22nd inst., and, after the service, consecrated an addition to the graveyard, given to the parishioners by Colonel CLEMENTS.

The Very Rev. Monsignor M'CABE was consecrated bishop on Wednesday at the Church of St. Michael, Kingstown. The consecration ceremony was performed by his Eminence Cardinal CULLEN, who was assisted by the Bishops of Meath, Kilmore, Clonfert, and Kildare. The sermon was preached by the Very Rev. Thos. BURKE.


On Tuesday intelligence reached Tullamore that a young man of the farming class named Richard MANGAN, was shot dead at his residence, near Philipstown. The constabulary from the surrounding districts were quickly on the scene, and found that in a bog drain the head and shoulders of Mangan were immersed; they also found that blood was oozing from his mouth, and the grass or sedge near the place was trampled. A greyhound was standing over his corpse. The inquiries of the constabulary and the result tend to show that the deceased left his house to visit his sister, and after being missed for some hours search was made by his brother, who alleges that he found him with his head shoved into the side of a bog drain, and in a position which, the man stated, deceased must have been placed in by force. An inquest was held on Wednesday by Mr. GOWING, coroner, and the medical evidence went to show that there were no marks of violence on deceased, and that death resulted from !
drowning. There was nothing in the appearance of deceased to show that death resulted from either disease of the heart or apoplexy. It was sworn that he was threatened by the relatives of a young woman who he had ruined, and a statement was made that on Saturday a shot was fired into the house where he resided. The father and uncle of the young woman ruined by deceased have been arrested, but as yet nothing has transpired calculated to criminate them.

BRUTAL MURDER IN MAYO. - BALLINA, MONDLAY. - A brutal murder took place at Glencastle, within six miles of the post town of Bangor, on Saturday. The scene of the tragedy is one of the wildest and most inaccessible places in the large barony of Erris, as there are six miles of mountain and moor between it and the public road over which no vehicle can possibly be brought. It would appear that a desperate row arose between two men named Patrick RUANE and Patrick SHEBLIN, and that blows were struck on either side. Ruane, laid hold of a spade, with which he struck Sheblin, almost splitting his head in two. He remained unconscious after he received the blow, and died at five o'clock the following morning. Ruane, after some difficulty, was arrested by Sub-Inspector Francis KENNEDY, of Belmullet.

CATHOLICITY AND THE INNISKILLING DRAGOONS. - The return to Edinburgh, after an absence of many years, of the Inniskilling Dragoons is noteworthy by reason of the following circumstances. At the time of its former stay in the Scottish capital this celebrated regiment was so exclusively Orange that it was well-nigh impossible for a Catholic to obtain admittance into its ranks, or, if admittance were gained, to remain in it. At that time, in fact, an Orange lodge was credibly understood to exist in the regiment. But now this condition of things has undergone a marked change, and the Inniskillings count among the rank and file of the regiment over a hundred Catholics, and the Orange lodge is a thing of the past. - Catholic Times.


To the Editor of the Cavan Weekly News.

Sir - I shall be much obliged by your inserting these few lines in answer to "Subscriber's" question as to how the Grand Panel of the County is made out.

It is made out by the High Sheriff, who is solely and entirely responsible for it, and accountable to no one except her Majesty, or her immediate representatives, the Judges of Assize.

As a matter of courtesy, however, if "Subscriber" will do me the favour of writing to me, giving his name and address, and also that of the gentleman who has been passed over, I shall be happy to give him any information he may require upon the subject. - I am, sir, your obedient servant,


High Sheriff for County of Cavan Arley Cottage, Mountnugent,

July 26th, 1877


A FAIR SUMMARY. Popish imitations. Eastward demonstrations. Candle illustrations. Silly innovations.

Pious molestations.
Floral decorations.
Childish recreations.
Clerical flirtations.
Parental tribulations.
Vocal fascinations.
Early celebrations.
Local irritations.

-The Church Record.


(Before T. THOMPSON, W. BABINGTON, and J. T. DILLON, Esqrs.)

Thomas SMITH was fined 1s and costs for having an unlicensed dog.

Michael CALLERY, Thomas REHILL, William BROWN and John MONAGHAN were fined for permitting their cattle to wander on the public road.

Ralph CLARKE was fined 1s and costs for not having his name on his cart.

Acting-Constable WALTON, of Farnham, summoned Mr. Thomas W. SIXSMITH , auctioneer, for that defendant, on the 17th of July, 1877, at Cavan, did then and there willfully cause an obstruction to the public thoroughfare by placing several articles of furniture on the footpath, contrary to the statute.

Complainant said Mr. Sixsmith caused an obstruction by placing furniture - such as chairs, bedsteads, &c. - on the footpath at the Market-house chains, where he was holding an auction. Mr. Sixsmith said he had them removed as soon as the policeman spoke to him.

Complainant denied this. He said Mr. Sixsmith got angry when spoken to.

Mr. Sixsmith denied that he got angry, and demanded to know why the Constable, who wasn't stationed in Cavan, didn't leave the matter to the Cavan men.

Mr. THOMPSON said he was passing the Market-house with another gentleman, and in consequence of the obstruction they had to go out on the street.

Mr. Sixsmith said he paid the Government ?10 a year license, and he couldn't carry on his business or sell the goods entrusted to him unless he would be allowed to exhibit them on the street. He demanded to know why he was to be made a scapegoat, or why such attention is paid to one favoured part of the town, while every day of the week real obstructions can be seen at Capt. ERSKINE's, Mr. GANNON's, and several other places, and not a word said about them.

Mr. DILLON asked if the Town Commissioners made any regulation on the subject

Mr. O'HANLON, T.C, said they had not.

Mr. BABINGTON said the footpaths belonged to the Town Commissioners and the centre of the street to the county. In his opinion the case should have been brought to the Borough Court. Mr. Dillon agreed with Mr. Babington.

Mr. Sixsmith complained of loss of time by being brought to court without cause.

Mr. Thompson - In my opinion the constable had every right to bring you here.

Mr. Sixsmith - I'm sorry you think so.

Their worships dismissed the case. Mr. Thompson dissenting.

John DONEGAN summoned Michael O'DONNELL, pawnbroker, Cavan, for refusing to give up a pair of trousers which had been pledged with him.

O'Donnell produced the trousers in court; Donegan denied they were his.

A witness proved that Donegan made no objection to them when they were handed to him. The objection was an after-thought.

The case was dismissed.

The Great Northern Railway Company summoned Catherine CONNOLLY for walking on their line of railway at Ballymacinroe.

A milesman said he met her on the line about 9 o'clock on the morning of the 12th inst.; he cautioned her against doing so again; she came back again between 1 and 2 o'clock.

Defendant said she was going with food to her husband who was mowing, and as she had a child only a fortnight old, she went the railway for a "short cut," in order to get back as quickly as possible to her infant. She was fined 1s. and costs.

Constable DOLAN summoned James M'CAFFREY for causing an obstruction by having his horse and cart drawn across the street.

He was fined 6d. and costs.

Farrelll BRIODY summoned Peter FITZPATRICK for assaulting him during a dispute about a pass.

There was a cross summons.

Their worships bound both to keep the peace.

Thomas CONLON summoned Denis GALLIGAN for removing a mearing fence.

Referred to the agent.

Bartle FARRELLY summoned George PRATT for ?2 wages up to 12th November next.

Mr. MULLIGAN, master of the Workhouse, hired Farrelly to Pratt until November next at ?2.

Pratt turned him off for threatening to burn his house; which the lad denied. Their worships ordered Pratt to pay 10s. and costs.

A number of persons were fined for drunkenness.


The Dispensary Committee met on Saturday last for the purpose of electing a Medical Officer. There were five candidates, viz: - Drs. BRADY, LYNDON, BATTERSBY, REILLY, DUCKWORTH, and JACKSON. There were fifteen members present.

Mr. A. A. F. FOSTER occupied the chair.

Mr. William A. F. Forster proposed Dr. Battersby.

Mr. Humphreys J. FEGAN proposed Dr. Lyndon.

Mr. Philip M'GIVNEY proposed Dr. Brady.

Mr. James BOYLAN proposed Dr. Reilly. He was not seconded.

On the first poll,

Dr. Battersby had three votes - Messrs. Wm. A. F. Forster, James MEIKLE, and Robert ACHESON.

Dr. Lyndon had four votes - Messrs. Humphreys J. Fegan, Benjamin HEASLIP, John FOSTER, and William FOSTER, sen.;

And Dr. Brady had seven votes - Messrs. Samuel SANDERSON, J.P.; John FAY, J.P.; Philip M'GIVNEY, James BOYLAN, Charles BOYLAN, Hugh COYLE, and Peter Connaghty.

As Dr. Battersby was the lowest on the poll, he was withdrawn, and a poll taken between Drs. Brady and Lyndon.

When there voted for Dr. Brady - Messrs. Samuel Sanderson, U.P.; John Fay, J.P.; Philip M'Givney, James Boylan, Charles Boylan, Hugh Coyle, and Peter Connaghty - 7

For Dr. Lyndon - Messrs. Humphryes J. Fegan, William A. F. Forster, James Meikle,

Robert Acheson, Benjamin Heaslip, John Foster, and William Foster, sen. - 7

Mr. Philip Smith was present, but declined to vote.

The Secretary has informed the Local Government Board that the election has ended in a "tie," and it is believed they will order another election. There were three members absent.

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