Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

October 5, 1877


BROWNE and DEVERELL - On the 3rd inst., by special licence, at Drumbar,by the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Vere WARD, second son of Hugh Browne, Esq., J.P., Oakland, Rathgar, Co. Dublin, to Eleanor SWIFT, third daughter of F. G. Deverell, C.E., Drumbar, Cavan.


BROWNLOW - Oct. 3, at Coolboyogne, Cavan, Mr. Thomas Brownlow, aged 83 years.

FEGAN - Sept. 30, at Swellan, Cavan, regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, Robert Fegan, Esq., aged 75 years.



John BRADY was fined 1s 6d and costs for permitting his pigs to wander on the public road.

Constable summoned John COYLE for drunkenness.

Fined 5s and costs.

Patt LEE was charged by the Constabulary with being drunk.

He was ordered to pay the costs.

James BRADY was fined 4s. and costs for permitting his ass to wander on the public road.


The Commissioners met on Monday last.

EDWARD KENNEDY, J.P., in the Chair.


On the motion of Mr. FEGAN seconded by Mr. GANNON, a resolution was carried in favour of the closing of public-houses on Sunday.

Cheques were signed for salaries and labourers, and the meeting separated.


(Before EDWARD KENNEDY, Esq., J.P.)

Ann MURRAY, Ellen DEMPSY, Michael DONOHOE, Edward GAFFNEY, and John TIERNEY were prosecuted by the Constabulary for street drunkenness.

Donohoe was fined in 10s. and costs, or 14 days in gaol; and the others in 5s. each and costs, or 7 days, with the exception of Gaffney, whose case was postponed.

Edward M'CABE and Jane BRADY, for abusive language on the public street, were fined 5s. each and costs, or 7 days' imprisonment.

James M'KEON, town Serjeant, summoned Jas. FITZSIMONS for a nuisance opposite his premises, but as the nuisance has been since abated, defendant was only mulcted in costs.


The sixty children who are inmates of the Cavan Workhouse were treated to a holiday on yesterday at Dromkeen, the beautiful residence of Llewellyn T. B. SAUNDERSON, Esq., J.P.

About half-past eleven o'clock they arrived at the front of the house, where they engaged in leaping, &c., until called for dinner, which was served under some spreading oaks. After dining on roast beef, pudding, &c., they disported themselves at races, swinging, &c., until half-past five, when they were treated to tea and cake, after which Lady Rachel distributed toys to the children.

Mr. Saunderson, Lady Rachel Saunderson, &c., did everything in their power to add to the pleasure of the day.

The Lord Bishop of Kilmore, and Hon. Mrs. DARLEY; Mrs. BURROWES; Rev. Samuel and Mrs. SHONE; Rev. Edward SHERIDAN, &c., &c., were present and took great interest in the proceedings. Although the morning look suspicious, the day continued fine throughout.

The 3 children conducted themselves admirable. Their clean and healthy appearance reflected great credit on the establishment.

Mr. Saunderson entertained the Officers of the House who were in attendance.

After giving three hearty cheers for Mr. Saunderson and Lady Rachel, Bishop Darley and Bishop CONATYT; Revs. Messrs. Shone and Sheridan; the visitors, and the gentlemen who subscribed to the fete, &c., they departed for the Workhouse, highly delighted with the day's amusement.

The inmates of the infirm and idiot wards were afterwards entertained out of what was over after supplying the children.


The Almighty so orders all things that in His good providence good comes forth where evil was expe4cted. This order of things is apparent in our beloved Church. Since the cruel robbery of 1870, everywhere we find fresh evidence of energy and usefulness. Many things have improved; one thing in particular is a cause of congratulation, viz:- the growing wish to thank the Author and Giver of all good things for the blessings of harvest. The General Synod recognizing the want, supplied a beautiful service for

harvest thanksgivings. In some parishes, the clergyman has wisely joined the school treat with the thanksgiving, thus forcibly bringing before the young, God, the "Lord of the Harvest." The parishioners of Swanlinbar were favoured with a lovely day, on last Friday, the 28th September. There was a celebration of the Holy Communion at 10:30. The Church was chastely decked with flowers, corn, and fruit. Many and warm thanks were accorded to the ladies for their labour of love in thus bringing before the congregation "the first fruits of the earth." At 3 o'clock, the Very Reverend the Dean of Kilmore preached an eloquent and earnest sermon to a large congregation. After service the children and friends were satisfied with a bountiful tea, served in the Primitive Meeting-house, kindly lent for the occasion. Several ladies, with the Dean and Incumbent, kindly looked after the children's wants. The day was closed by sports, racing, &c. The Rector and Nathaniel MONTGOMERY, Esq., J.P., and Mr. SCALES, the Churchwarden, assisted in the starting and judging. Amongst those present were the Very Rev. the Dean, Nathaniel Montgomery, Esq., J.P.; Mrs. Montgomery and the Misses Montgomery, the Misses JOHNSTONE (Bawnboy House), &c. The visitors were hospitably entertained at the Rectory by the Incumbent and Mrs. FUSSEL. - Correspondent.

October 12, 1877


CLEMENTS - October 7, at Rathkenny, Cootehill, Arthur UPTON, the dearly beloved child of Theophilus Clements, Esq., D.L., aged 1 year and 5 months.

FITZPATRICK - October 4, at Mountain Lodge, Cootehill, Mr. James Fitzpatrick, aged 74 years.

PENTLAND - October 6, at Lamfield, Newtowgore, county Leitrim, aged 68 years, Florence, widow of the late Rev. Thomas Pentland, rector of Drumreilly parish, and youngest daughter of the late Thomas SADLER, barrister-at-law, of Seapark, Malahide.

STOREY - October 9, at Cavan, Lucy, the beloved daughter of Head-Constable John Storey, aged 10 years and 11 months.

The Rev. C. F. MacCARTHY, D.D., rector of St. Werburth's Dublin, who was well-known in connection with the Irish Church Mission to Roman Catholics, died suddenly on Saturday of apoplexy. He ran quickly to catch a train, and immediately on entering it was observed to totter. When taken out at the next station, only two miles off, he was found dead.


Mr. THOMPSON, sub-agent for the Bank of Ireland at Castleblayney, has been appointed agent at Cavan, in room of John WATERS, Esq., promoted to the agency at Bagnalstown.

SAD DEATH OF A COUNTY CAVAN WOMAN IN AMERICA. - The Montreal Witness of the 27th of September, says: - An aged woman named "Crazy Ann" died recently in the Hotel Dieu, Montreal. It is rumoured that her death resulted from a beating she received on the 12th of July last, for having in her hands a bunch of orange lilies, which she was about to present to Alderman CLENDINNENG. Ann's friends say that she complained bitterly of having been kicked in the side when she was knocked down for carrying the orange lilies; and that she said on several occasions during her recent illness:- "God help them that done it; little did they know I was a Roman Catholic." Now, Ann was a Roman Catholic, and a native of the County of Cavan, Ireland, where she lived amongst Orangemen, many of whom, she used to say, were her best friends. She looked upon Alderman Clendinneng as a "towney" of hers, and the person that would say a word against him or his countrymen in her presence would receive some earnest looks and high-toned abuse. Otherwise, she was harmless, and it was a mystery how she managed to eke out a living. During her recent illness in the Hotel Dieu, it is said she was very much troubled about her bank book, which she was afraid the nuns wanted to take from her and now that she is dead her sister is looking after it but cannot find it. She has notified the bank of the fact of her being the only relative of the deceased, and requested that the money, whatever it amounted to, should be retained until she could produce proof that she was the rightful heir. The sister who nursed Ann at the hospital says she always represented that she was poor and owned nothing, that she made no will never believing that she was going to die. She was buried by the sisters of the Hotel Dieu, who say they know nothing of her bank book. The record of her death in the hospital register is under the name of Mrs. Ann PITMANN, nee M'MAHEY, aged fifty

THREATENING TO MURDER THE MAYOR OF WATERFORD. - At the city of Waterford petty sessions, held on Friday, John SULLIVAN was put forward, charged with having written a threatening letter to Alderman Thomas PURCELL, Mayor of Waterford. The letter in question was embellished with a coffin and pistol, and suggested to his Worship the desirability of getting his coffin ready, as he would certainly be murdered. The ground on which the threat rested was that he had given offence by passing severe sentences on prisoners charged with disorderly conduct. Head-Constable COURTNEY applied that the prisoner should be remanded for a few days to enable him to complete the chain of evidence. Mr. MORAN, for prisoner, did not object. The application was granted. - Irish Times.


Head Constable PHELAN summoned Hanna CURRAN for being drunk on the public street of Ballyconnell on 29th September. Fined 5s. and costs.

Same v. John M'CAULEY for being drunk on the public street of Ballyconnell on 29th September.

Fined 1s. and costs.

Constable COLO summoned Charles WARD for being drunk on the public road at Derryginny on 29th September.

Fined 5s. and costs.

Sub-Constable CANTILLON summoned John CONOHO for being drunk on the public street of Ballyconnell.

Fined 5s. and costs.


Sub-Constable M'VICKER summoned Jane Brady for being drunk on the public street of Ballyconnell on the 19th September.

Defendant did not appear.

Constable Colo said this was the fourth time she was brought up within the last twelve months.

Defendant at this time appeared in court, and in answer said that she had come from Derrylin and that she had a daughter going to New Zealand on Saturday next. Court - But there are two fines against you before this, are you going to pay them?

Prisoner - No, your worship; I will go to gaol if you give me till after Saturday. I will come up to the police and give myself up

Court - You must go to gaol for one month, but on the conditions you say, you will get until after Saturday.

The Bawnboy Guardians summoned Owen KIMM for allowing three children to become chargeable on the rates of the Union.

Mr. CARSON, master of the workhouse, said Kimm's three children were in the workhouse since the 7th of August, chargeable on the rates.

Court to defendant - What have you to say in defence; were you not sent to gaol before on the same case?

Prisoner - I was, your worship; but there is only one of the children mine, if any; and their mother brings them about, and puts them into the workhouse.

Sent to gaol for one week.



THE SALE OF DRUMMULLY HOUSE, the residence of Albert HUTTON, Esq., is Postponed until further announcement.

D. H. CRAWFORD, Auctioneer.
Killeshandra, Oct. 12, 1877.

A JOLLY MESS. - Fourteen thousand letters from Europe have been received at New York on the steamer Saeria in a frightful condition. The heat of the boilers had melted the wax seals, sticking them together. October 19, 1877


ADAMS - October 14th, at Erne View, Ballyhaise, the wife of William Adams, Esq., of a son.


MONTFORT - Oct. 13, at Heath Lodge, Ballinagh, Henry Montfort, Esq., late of Middletown, co. Longford, aged 78 years.

LINDESAY - Oct. 16, at the residence of Edward SAUNDERSON, Esq., D.L., in his 48th year, of heart disease, after a very short illness, Frederick John SANDYS LINDESAY, Esq., D.L., of Loughry, county Tyrone, and Inishaphoe, county Galway, late Major 3rd P.W.O. Dragoon Gaurds (sic).

KILLED ON THE RAILWAY. - The extreme danger of trespassing on lines of railway received another illustration on Wednesday evening in the death of a man named Patrick MURPHY, who was killed on the Great Northern Railway, at a place called Claret Rock, about six miles from Dundalk. Murphy and a woman were walking along the line on the water table or beaten track, where they were practically safe from up or down trains. They were coming in the direction of Dundalk, or a southerly direction, when the two p.m. train from Dublin was seen advancing. This train took Murphy's attention, and after it passed he turned, either for the purpose of looking after or to cross the line. He never heard the limited mail for Dublin, which was coming up behind, and just as he turned his head it was struck by the buffer of the mail engine, which was proceeding at great speed. The poor man's head was injured in a shocking manner, but he lived till six o'clock, more than an hour after he had been struck. Deceased held a small patch of land, and was married. The woman, who remained on the path, escaped uninjured.


THE ARMY: - 66th Foot - Lieutenant Richard Trevor CHUTE, from the Cavan Militia, to be second lieutenant in succession to Lieutenant W. A. M'MATH, promoted.

CAVAN TOWN COMMISSIONERS. - The following gentlemen were re-elected on Monday without a contest:- Wm. H. NESBITT, Patrick CAFFREY, Patrick M'MANUS, James GALLIGAN, Philip BRADY, and William GUARD, Esqrs.

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY. - After a very searching examination, extending over four days the Inspector-General, Col. HILLIER, has, on the recommendation ofCounty Inspector MURPHY and Sub-Inspector HURST, been pleased to promote Constable William TILSON, of Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, to the rank of Head-Constable, dating from the 1st inst. Head-Constable Tilson is son of Mr. W. Tilson, Derryheen, Cavan.

CAVAN MILITIA. - Color-Sergeant J. PEPPER, having completed 15 years' faithful service on the Staff of this Regiment, and 21 years in the 66th Regiment of Foot, is now about retiring into civil life on an increase of pension. This non-commissioned officer

is leaving the regiment after the long period of 36 years in the service, with the highest possible pension of his rank, and the best wishes of the whole regiment.



John REILLY summoned Michael Collins for £1 4s. wages earned by his son. Decreed for £1 4s. and costs.

The Sanitary Board summoned Messrs. William BENNETT, Andrew SMITH, and Adam LOWDEN, for breaches of the Sanitary law. They were ordered to clean up their back yards and pay the costs of the court.

Sub-Constable LYNCH summoned Bridget M'CAFFREY for permitting her ass to wander on the public road.

Fined 1s. and costs.

Sub-Constable Hynes summoned John DALY for drunkenness.

Fined 5s. and costs.

Bernard LEDDY charged Catherine and Mary Anne MULLIGAN with begging and having no visible means of support.

They were sent to the Industrial School.


(Before Edward KENNEDY. Esq., J.P.)

Sub-Constable HEENAN v. Edward GAFFNEY for being drunk on the public street on the 1st September.

Fined 5s.

Constable GILLIARD v. John CALLERY, Matthew SADDLER, William WALSH, and John COYLE, for like offence.

Coyle was sentenced to seven days in gaol; Walsh and Saddler fined 2s. 6d. and costs; and Callery's case postponed. Acting-Constable HAMILL v. James SEXTON for a like offence on 5th October.

Summons not served - left town.

Constable FEILLY summoned Willie M'KIERNAN for being drunk in the public street on 8th October.

Fined 2s. 6. and costs.

Sub-Constable SCANLAN v. John COYLE for a like offense.

Seven days in gaol.

Sub-Constable LAVENDAR v. William ALLEN for being drunk on the street on the 13th inst., and Sub-Constable HEENAN v. same for a like offence on the 10th. Fined costs.

Constable FEILLY and Acting-Constable HAMILL charged Michael LOGAN with being drunk on the 14th and 15th inst.

Fined costs in both cases.

Sub-Constable SCANLAN v. Denis LEDDY for like offence on the 15th inst.

Fined 2s. 6d.

Sub-Constable COOK v. James LEDDY and Ann LEDDY.

No appearance - left town.

The court then adjourned.


The Limerick correspondent of the Express telegraphs as follows: - A singular rumour has gained considerable currency here, to the effect that the late Viscount FITZGIBBON, that gallant cavalry officer who was supposed to have fallen in the celebrated charge of the Six Hundred at Balaclava, did not meet that fate which was generally, if not absolutely believed; but that on the contrary he is at this moment on his way home to claim his estates. It was never ascertained whether the Viscount was really killed or not, the fact of his never having been heard of since being the only one that removed almost any doubt as to his fatal end. It is now stated that, when last seen he was leaning, apparently wounded on his horse; that he was taken prisoner by the Russians, and shortly after, for some insult alleged to have been given to a Russian officer, was transported to Siberia, from whence, his term of exile having expired, he is returning to Ireland. A statue of him adorns the Wellesley Bridge.


During the recent storm, six cows, the property of Mr. James DAVENPORT, of Claggan, Culdaff, were killed by lightning. The cattle were enclosed in a yard within a few perches of Mr. Davenport's dwelling-house, and to his surprise and sorrow he found them all quite dead in the morning, lying in a peculiar manner - on their backs - one of their number being wedged in the same position between the forked trunk of an adjoining tree. The wall which afforded the animals shelter was thrown down in different places, and the ground on each side of it torn into deep trenches about fifteen yards in length. It is remarkable that in this same locality, about nine months ago, a similar calamity occurred - a horse, a cow, and a litter of pigs, the property of one of the inhabitants, having been destroyed by lightning. - Cor. Of Derry Journal.

Sir Peter TAIT's clothing factory in Limerick has been re-opened for the making of army clothing. A large Government contract has been secured, and there are already close on three hundred women employed at remunerative wages in the factory.

TENANT FIGHT IN FERMANAGH. - On Monday, through the liberality and indulgence of John G. V. PORTER, Esq., Belleisle, the landlord, was sold by public auction, on the premises, Widow M'CAULY's tenant-right in about 20 acres Irish of the lands of Lisreagh, held at the yearly rent of £19 10s. The farm is situated about one mile from the town of Lisbellaw, rather inclining to the mountain district of the estate, and, after a spirited competition by a respectable assembly, Mr. Samuel SMITH was declared the purchaser at a sum of £202. Mr. BEATTY, of Carrowkeel, the agent of the property, attended at the sale and read Mr. Porter's conditions of sale, which were very liberal - first, residence; second, no sub-letting; third, dwelling-house and offices to be kept in comfortable and suitable repair.



Posted up to the 16th instant (via Southampton), or up to 24th instant (via Brindisi), will be delivered in AUSTRALIA at Christmas. AN IMMENSE STOCK to select from at

19, Main Street


(Before A. TRENCH and B. S. ADAMS, Esqrs.)

Sub-Inspector FAUSSET occupied a seat on the Beach.


William SLOAN, Shercock, summoned Michael LEAVAY, for trespass of twelve head of cattle on complainant's grass land at Corclare. This case was adjourned until next court day.

James IRWIN v. Hugh KINDELAN for trespassing on his grounds at Corclare.

Defendant said complainant never prevented him, else he would have gone some other way.

The case was dismissed.


Margaret O'BRIEN summoned Sarah ROONEY for assaulting her on the 3rd inst.

It appeared that defendant's hens were in complainant's corn, and on remonstrating with her, defendant threw stones at her and threatened to wring the neck off her.

Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.


James M'PHILLIPS, a poor labouring man, was charged with having failed to contribute one penny weekly towards the maintenance of his step-son, John M'DONALD, who was sent to a reformatory in September last. M'Phillips said he was unable to pay the amount.

The Bench allowed him one fortnight to cast his mite into the treasury.


Sub-Constable Edward CAHILL summoned Luke BRENNAN, Pat CONLAN, James FINEGAN, and Ellen M'ELROY for having unlicensed dogs in their possession.

Defendants were fined 5s. each with costs, and ordered to take out licenses.


Constable SCOTT charged Thomas M'PHILLIPS Agheragh, with being drunk.

Defendant, said if he was drunk at all it must be with cordial as he took nothing else.

The cordial in Shercock seems to be over proof, as defendant knew to his cost - 6s.

Sub-Constable MALLON preferred a charge of drunkenness against Pat FITZPATRICK.

Pat, although helplessly drunk, took no cordial.

It must be that defendant was a stranger to the court, his traveling charges ere limited to 2s. 6d. with costs.

Thomas BURKE was summoned for drunkenness by Sub-Constable CROWE.

Witness said defendant kicked at the barrack door and refused to leave when ordered, ultimately the knock was responded to.

The usual penalty was imposed.


Sanitary Sub-Officer HIGGINS summoned Bridget DONAGHOE, Shercock, for allowing a stagnant pool of water to remain in front of her residence.

Bridget, who seems partial to Eau de Cologne, refused at first to part with the perfume, and was ordered to remove it within seven days, or in default to pay 10s. and costs.

FATAL ACCIDENT. - On Wednesday evening, as a man named Samuel DUNCAN was returning to his home at Augbrim near Newry, under the influence of drink, he fell out of his cart on his head, and was so much injured that he died before he reached his house. Irish times.

THE LATE MR. A. J. M'KENNA. - We feel pleasure in stating that our townsman, Mr. M'CULLOUGH, of Dobbin-street, Armagh, has been declared the contractor for the erection of a monument in Belfast to the memory of the late A. J. M'KENNA, Esq., who was sometime editor of the Ulster Examiner. We feel sure that he will execute the work to the satisfaction of the committee, from his previous experience in turning out work of a superior class. The monument is to cost over £200 when complete, raised by public subscription. - Ulster Gazette.

KNOCKER WRENCHING. - At Brawney Petty Sessions, near Athlone, on Tuesday - before Lord CASTLEMAINE, Hon. Charles HANDCOCK, L. COUNSEL, Esq., W. POTTS, Esq., and W. H. BECKETT, Esq., R.M. - a young man named SWAIN was convicted of knocker wrenching at the house of one of the magistrates, and was sentenced to a month's imprisonment, without the option of paying a fine. An appeal to the Chairman of Quarter Sessions, to be held in Moate next January was lodged, and bail accepted.

ACCIDENTS. - FATAL ACCIDENT IN TULLAMAORE. - Mr. William ARNOTT GOWING, coroner, concluded an inquest on the body of a farmer, named John FLANAGAN, who was killed on the previous day. From the evidence it would appear that deceased was driving a dray down

High-street, when the horse attached ran away. He held the reins until the animal had raced some yards. When passing a coach factory he relinquished his hold, and fell against a jaunting car, which was outside the door. His head was almost split open, and he expired in a few minutes. The verdict was "Accidental death." On Tuesday evening, the general market day of Armagh, a farmer, named George LEEMAN, of Crieve-row, Navan, was assisting a relative to alight from a car in Thomas-street, when they fell.

A railway cart, with some 30 cwt on it, was passing, and before the driver could catch his horse, the wheel of the lorry passed over Leeman's thigh, completely smashing it. He was at once removed to the county infirmary, where Surgeons ROBINSON and PALMER attended to his case; but little hope is entertained.

Mr. A. M. SULLIVAN has sold his forthcoming book out and out to Messrs. Sampson Low & Co., the price given being £750. The book is now quite ready for publication, but Messrs. Sampson, Low are holding it back till they have got the ground cleared of Captain BURNABY's book. "I think," says the London correspondent of the Edinburgh Daily Review, "from some of the sheets I have seen, that "New Ireland' will turn out to be a great success. It is full of information of many dark points of modern Irish history, and is made comparatively light reading by the numerous anecdotes with which it is interspersed. Mr. Sullivan is well known amongst his friends as being one of the best story-tellers of the day. He has also the gift of writing stories in a crisp, humorous style, and for his new book he has drawn largely on this fund.

October 26, 1877

A book is about to be published in London giving the history of the Fenian conspiracy. There are some points on which such a history might, if carefully written, give valuable instruction. As to the escape of the notorious James STEPHENS, for instance, it

has never been explained how it happened that while the walls were posted with placards, offering a reward of £3,000 for the conspirator, false photographs were exhibited in shop windows in all directions representing him as a tall, thin, anxious, nervous person, and that these were not replaced by true photographs until he was in safety.


NESBITT - July 25, at Gisborne, New Zealand, W. K. Nesbitt, Esq., M.B., Resident Magistrate, son of the late William KERR NESBITT, Esq., Heath Lodge, Co. Cavan, deeply regretted.

REID - Oct. 25, at Wesley-street, Cavan, David Reid, aged 59 years, greatly regretted by all who knew him. His remains will be removed from his late residence, for interment in Cavan Church-yard burying ground, on Saturday, the 27th inst., at twelve noon.

SUDDEN DEATH OF A MISER. - On last Saturday evening an old man, named Thomas FARRELL, who resided at 11, Braithwaite-street, Dublin, died from having denied himself the bare necessaries of life. Deceased lived alone and carried on some little business. On the evening previous to his death he was seen in his usual state of health, and his absence from business the following morning aroused the suspicions of his neighbours. A Mrs. BRIEN and her daughter searched the premises for him, and at last found him in a room that was locked, lying on some old rags which he substituted for a bed, and in an insensible condition. Dr. TORNEY, of 20, Ellis's-quay, was communicated with, but on arriving deceased was dead. The occurrence was duly reported to the police, and as there was a general belief in the neighbourhood that deceased was worth a good deal of money, Mr. Joseph M'C. MEADOWS, of 11, Eustace-street, in company with some police authorities, made a search, and found, at first, a sum of £83 2s. 0d., concealed in an old drawer. Subsequently they found a few bundles of papers, which were found to contain investments in railway and other shares to the extent of £17,735. Deceased had two sisters to whom it appears he never gave any assistance. The money and documents are in the keeping of Inspector FOGARTY of the G Division. Dr. Torney minutely examined the body of the deceased, and stated that death was caused by bronchitis and dropsy.



The annual soiree of the P. W. Methodist Society was held a few evenings ago in the new Orange Hall Clennegonnell, kindly lent for the occasion by the trustees. The attendance was very large, as the place was crowded to excess. After partaking of the good things provided, the chair was taken by Dr. George LYNDON, who was warmly received by his friends and acquaintances. The meeting was then addressed by Revs. James CARSON (Presbyterian), John COULSON, Thomas KINGSBOROUGHH, William LOVETT, and G. COULTER. The proceedings throughout were carried on most respectably, and reflect great credit on the friends in this place. We wish the Orange Society much prosperity in their new hall, and earnestly hope they will always connect religion with their time-honoured associates.

William W. HENDERSON, Esq., J.P., Bessmount Park, took his seat on the Bench at our Local Petty Sessions on Tuesday last for the first time since his appointment to the Magistracy. The Lord Chancellor could not have made a better appointment. We congratulate Mr. Henderson on his having been raised to the Bench, a position which he is eminently fitted to adorn. - Monaghan Argus.


(Before W. BABINGTON, J. RAY, and W. A. MOORE, Esqrs.)

The Midland Great Western Railway summoned John CRAWFORD for assaulting John BRADY, a porter at Cavan Station, on the 9th inst.

Mr. ARMSTRONG, who appeared for defendant, said he would plead guilty, and he (Mr. Armstrong) hoped their worships would be satisfied with a nominal fine.

John Brady said defendant, who was drunk, came to the 5.20 p.m. train and attempted to get into a second class carriage with a third class ticket; he would not allow him; defendant then went away but returned and made another attempt to get in; he assaulted witness, and the police arrested him.

He was fined 20s. and costs.

Mr. James COLE summoned Mr. William DANIEL and others for injuring a pailing.

After three witnesses had been examined, Mr. Armstrong, on behalf of Mr. Cole, suggested that the matter be referred to arbitration, as the parties were neighbours. Their worships approved of this, but Mr. Daniel would not consent.

After hearing another witness, a question of title arose, and the summons was nilled.

Constable GILLIARD charged Margaret BIRD with illegal possession of a watch.

Mr. SMALL said she offered it for pledge in his office, and he sent for the police; upon being interrogated she said it belonged to a farmer near Ballyduff. The farmer was produced, and denied that he had ever seen the watch before. She was remanded for a week.

(In the evening the owner of the watch turned up.)

Thomas GOLDRICK was charged with committing a rape on a girl named MEEHAN.

After hearing the evidence their worships sent the case for trial at next Quarter Sessions.

Mr. Armstrong appeared for the accused.

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