Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

January 4, 1878


Our Dublin correspondent, on Wednesday, says - "It was published in Clare to-day that the Fenian prisoners are to be released, and that a paragraph to this effect will be published in the Queen's Speech. It is stated that a semi-official telegram to Captain STACPOOLE, M.P., for Ennis, contained the same announcement.


MELVYN and KETTYLE - Jan. 3, in Cavan Church, by the Rev. S. SHONE, A.M., Mrs. Robert H. Mervyn, Royal Hotel, Cavan, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Alexander Kettyle, Cavan.


BEATTY - Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), at Ashfield, Robert James, youngest son of Mr. Joseph Beatty, aged 4 years.

GRAHAM - Dec. 27, at Taunaghlbawn, Ashfield, Mr. James Graham, aged 72 years. Deceased was a consistent member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society for the last 50 years.

PRATT - Dec. 21st, at Pullamore, Cavan, Mary, widow of Mr. Elliott Pratt, in her 78th year. Her end was peace.

MOORE - On the 4th November, 1877, at 7, Carlton Terrace, Sydney, Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr. Charles Moore, aged 41 years, after a long illness, borne with patient registration. Deeply and deservedly regretted by many friends.


Coleraine, Wednesday evening.

Intelligence has just reached here that Mr. Thomas M'COMBE, manager of the Belfast Branch, Bank at Bushmills, committed suicide this morning. It appears that he loaded a gun and took it up to his bedroom, which is over the bank office, and deliberately blew out his brains. No reason is given for the sad act. Mr. M'Combe was deservedly respected both in Bushmills and Coleraine, from which place he was transferred to Bushmills.


Mr. TIGHE, manger of the Ballina branch of the Ulster Bank Mayo, was shot at yesterday evening, while returning, with a considerable sum of money, from Crossmolina to Ballina. Three shots were fired from behind a hedge, wounding the driver of the car and killing the horse. No arrests have yet been made.

In the Goods of JASON CRAWFORD
Late of Marino Crescent, Clontarf In the County of Dublin,
Esquire, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to, and n accordance with the terms and provisions of the statute, 30th and 31st Victoria, Cap. 54, that Jason Crawford, late of Marino Crescent, Clontarf, in the County of Dublin, Esquire, who died at Marino Crescent aforesaid by his last will and testament, bearing date the 29th day of July 1876, bequeathed £4 a year, payable out of part of the lands of Ballyhally, in the Barony of Tullygarvey, and County of Cavan, for the support of the Irish Protestant Church in the Parish of Drung, in the County of Cavan. And the said Testator, appointed Sophia CRAWFORD, Executrix of his said will, and probate thereof was on the 10th day of July, 1877, granted forth of the Principal Registry of her Majesty's Court of Probate at Dublin, to the said Sophia Crawford.

Dated this 2nd day of November, 1877.
Solicitors for the said Executrix, 106, Lower Gardiner street, Dublin

Late of
Lisdarn, in the County of Cavan,
Farmer, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the 22nd and 23rd Vic., Cap. 35, intituled (sic) "An Act to further amend the law of Property, and to relieve Trustees," that all persons claiming to be creditors of, or to have any claims or demands upon or affecting the Estate of the said John Moore, who died on the 13th day of December, 1876, at Lisdarn, in the County of Cavan, and probate of whose will was duly granted forth of the District Registry of her Majesty's Court of Probate, at Cavan, to Joseph TREVOR, of Edermon, in the said County of Cavan, Farmer, Executor of said deceased, are hereby required, on or before the 1sts day of January, 1878, to furnish the particulars (in writing) of any claims or demands as aforesaid, to Joseph Trevor, the said Executor. And take Notice, that in default thereof, the said Executor will, after the above-mentioned date, proceed to distribute the Assets of the said deceased, according to the rights of the parties interested, having regard only to the claims and demands of which he then shall have due notice.

Dated November 1st, 1877.

PURSUANT to an order of the High Court of Chancery, made in the matter of the Estate of Mark DOOGAN, late of Derrycark, Belturbet, in the County of Cavan, farmer, deceased; James Doogan, Plaintiff; Henry Doogan, Administrator with the will annexed of said

Mark Doogan, deceased, Defendant; the creditors of the said Mark Doogan, who died in or about the month of October, 1871, are, on or before the 6th day of December, 1877, to send by post, prepaid to Mr. Edward M'GAURAN, of 58, Mountjoy Square, in the City of Dublin, the Solicitor of Henry Doogan, the Administrator of the deceased, their Christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions, and in case of firms, the names of the partners and style and title of (illegible), the full particulars of their claims, a statement of their accounts, and the nature of the securities (if any) held by them; or, in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said order.

Every creditor holding any security is to produce the same before the Vice-Chancellor, at his chambers, Four Courts, Dublin, on the twenty-first day of December, 1877, at 11:30 of the clock in the forenoon, being the time appointed for adjudicating on the claims.

Dated this 7th day of November, 1877.
A. F. CHATTERTON, Chief Clerk.
HUGH P. KENNEDY, Solicitor for Plaintiff, 106, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin.


PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in the cause of PATRICK GREENE, plaintiff; and JOHN GREENE, JAMES GREENE, MATHEW GREENE, PATRICK SHANKEY, and Mary his wife, Defendants; the Creditors of MATHEW GREENE, late of Enniskeen,

Kingscourt, in the County of Cavan,a farmer, who died in or about the month of July, 1875, are, on or before the 10th day of December, 1877, to send by post, pre-paid, to Mr. William R. MEREDITH, of 13, Parliament-street, in the city of Dublin, the Solicitor of John Greene, Administrator of the deceased, their Christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions, and in case of firms, the names of the partners and style and title of the firm, the full particulars of their claims, a statement of their accounts, and the nature of the securities (if any) held by them; or, in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree. Every Creditor holding any security is to produce the same before the Master of the Rolls, at his Chambers, Four Courts, Dublin, on the 16th day of January, 1878, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon, being the time appointed for adjudicating on the claims.

Dated this 10th day of November, 1877.
B. E. WHITESTONE, Chief Clerk.
WILLIAM MAHAFFY, Plaintiff's Solicitor,
8, Eden-quay, Dublin.


John F LOWRY v James HANNA.

For recovery of possession of a farm in Gartbratten, held at £38 10s a-year. Captain NESBITT proved the tenancy, signature to notice to quit, &c;

And a decree was granted.

Same v William HANNA, of Arden.

Like of farm held at £20 10s a-year.

Like order.

Same v Patt TULLY of Arden.

Like of farm at £6 a-year.

Like order.

Same v John SHERIDAN.

Like at £32 a-year.

Like order.

Same v Michael M'KIERNAN and John REILLY.

Like at £26 a-year.

Like order.

Robert STORY v Patt FLEMING and others.

For recovery of possession of a farm near Ballynagh, held as tenant at will, at £12 10s a-year. James BREDIN proved service of notice to quit and ejectment.

Mr. John G TATLOW proved the tenancy, &c.

Decree granted.

Tissington TATLOW v Patrick DINNENY.

For £14 12s - one year's rent, up to 1st November last, of a farm near Ballyjamesduff.

Mr. John G TATLOW having proved the debt,

His Worship granted a decree to possession.


For recovery by notice to quit of possession of a house.

Decree granted.

Walter W YOUNG v Willima BREWSTER and others.

Like of a farm in Drumgoon.

Like order.


Like of a farm in Killygoan

Like order.


Mr KEYS (instructed by Mr. Armstrong), appeared for plaintiff, and Mr M'GAURAN for defendant.

Mr Keys said Mr. David GRIFFITH (father of plaintiff) held the lands in dispute (Clowney) by Landed Estates Court deed of the 5th of March, 1853. Mr. Griffith died in July, 1854. By his will he left these lands to plaintiff and his brother Edmond; Edmond died in 1856, without issue; and Mr. John Griffith, as heir-at-law, became entitled to his share of the property. This case was before his Worship last year when it was contended that the notice to quit should have been signed by John Griffith, and the case was dismissed. Mr. John Griffith, on the 12th of March last, assigned his interest as heir-at-law of Edmond to the present plaintiff who thereupon signed a notice to quit and had it served on defendant.

The deeds were produced, and evidence having been given of the tenancy, service of the notice and ejectment, demand of possession, &c. His Worship granted a decree to possession.

Same v Edward MAGUIRE, Philip MAGAHRAN, James BURNS, Anne REILLY, John FARRELLY, &c.

For reovery of possession, on notice to quit, of farms in Clowney, held as tenants at will.

Decree granted in each case.

Margaret LARKNESS v James BURNS.

For recovery of possession of a house in Mullaghdoo. It appeared that the premises were let by plaintiff's husband.

As she had not administered, the case was dismissed.

Francis REILLY v Rose CALLON (Cullon).

An ejectment on notice to quit.

Mr Kennedy called for a dismiss on the grounds that the notice to quit bore an ordinary 2s 6d stamp instead of the special stamp for notices to quit. Dismissed.


For recovery of possession of a farm in Knockaghey, held at £20 a-year.

Plaintiff said he would not have brought the action if defendant had ceased selling turf. He might cut for his own use but not for sale.

Mr KEYS - If he gives you a guarantee that he will sell no more turf, will you abandon the ejectment.

Plaintiff - I will.

His Worship - That is very kind.

Mr Armstrong - Of course he must pay Mr. Stanford's costs.

His Worship - yes.

James CLANCY v James WILSON.

For recovery of a small holding near Ballyconnell, held at £2 10s a-year.

It appeared the father of plaintiff who died in 1871, was the landlord, and he had not been administered to, so the case was dismissed.

James PORTER v Philip CLARKE.

For recovery of possession of a house in Ballyjamesduff.

Decree granted, with stay of execution for six weeks.

Armitage E HUMPHREYS, J P, v Jeremiah PRESSLEY.

For recovery of possession of a farm in Lisnashanna.

Mr Kennedy said the ejectment was filled by plaintiff who requited the defendant to appear on the 29th instead of the 31st; it was served by his groom who could not swear he served a true copy on defendant. Mr. Kennedy also said the stamp on the notice to quit was wrong.

The case was dismissed.

Peter BRADY v Michael GAYNOR. For recovery of a small holdilng.

Decree granted.

William BENNETT v Daniel O'REILLY.

For non-payment of £50 - one year's rent, up to 1st November last, of a house in Cavan. Plaintiff proved the rent to be due.

Mr O'Reilly's defence was that Mr. Bennett had failed to put the place in proper repair. Mr Bennett denied having promised to do so.

Mr O'Reilly said he requested Mr. J'GAURAN to ask plaintiff to give him a lease. Mr M'Gauran told him afterwards that he (plaintiff) said he would not give a lease, but that he would put the place in repair. In support of this he produced a letter from Mr M'Gauran to witness, in which he (Mr M'Gauran) says - "I am glad you paid Bennet. I hope he will keep his promise and put the premises in repair.

His Worship said this was no defence.

Mr O'Reilly said he only paid yearly.

His Worship - I must give a decree.

George NUGENT, J P, v Andrew M'MULLEN, and Thomas M'PARTLAND. For recovery, by notice to quit, of a small farm at Ardlogher.

Dismissed, as they were separate holdlings.

Patt Dowd v Michael Plunkett

For recovery of a hosue and garden in Leharry.

Defendant produced an agreement made in 1845 with Hugh COLWELL who afterwards sold his interest to plaintiff, wherein it is stated that he (Plunket) was to hold the place at 35s a-year during his own life and that of his wife. Mr. Armstrong said the stamp on the notice to quit was wrong too.


James MAGOVERN v Bartle MAGOVERN and others.

It appeared Bartle Magovern was indebted to a man named HAMILTON, and the Sheriff sold the interest in his farm in Carnmaclean to plaintiff for £100 to satisfy Hamilton's debt. The deed of assignment was executed on the 9th of April last, and the present proceedings were brought to put the purchaser into possession.

When the case was opened, Mr. RIORDAN (Omagh), who appeared for plaintiff, said his client would give up his claim to the farm upon being refunded his purchase money and others expenses. This was agreed to.


The Hilary Sessions of Cavan commenced on Monday last, before

Sergeant ROBINSON, Q.C., Chairman:

And the following magistrates: - W BABINGTON, A E HUMPHRYS, P SMITH, T THOMPSON, W A. MOORE, J T DILLON, and C LESLIE, Esqrs. The following were sworn on


Messrs John C JONES (foreman). Wm COOTE, Benjamin HEASLIP, James LEE, Charles M'COURT, Edward O'REILLY, James REILLY, Robert B BOOTH, Philip CARNEY, Thomas GRIFFITH, Thomas LEE, John M'ENROE, John O'REILLY, John REILLY (Lisnahederna), John H BERRY, John FLOOD, Wm KNIGHT, Peter Le FANU, Patrick M'ENROE, John REILLY (Cavan), Joseph WILSON, Wm BERRY, and William LEVINGSTOWN.


John LYNCH, Cavan, do

Charles PHILLIPS, Belturbet, do

Mary REID, Cavan, do

Samuel JOHNSTON, Blacklion - Refused.


Mary MAGUIRE pleaded guilty of stealing 16s from John M'KEON at Kildoragh, on the 2nd October last.

She was sentenced to two months' imprisonment.

Peter CASSIDY (76), was charged with stealing five lambs, the property of Robert NAYLOR and Thomas ROBINSON; and also with having them in his possession. He was found guilty and sentenced to twelve months imprisonment.

Mathew SADDLER and William WALSH pleaded guilty to five charges of stealing geese and ducks, the property of Miss Catherine LADLY, Bernard SMITH, James M'GOVERN, Philip BRADY, and Philip REHILL. They were sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment on each charge.

John YOUNG pleaded guilty of assaulting Thos KELLY.

Sentenced to one week's imprisonment.

William GALLAGHER was charged with assaulting Peter LYNCH at Ballyjamesduff, on the 16th October last.

It appeared the prosecutor was drunk and got a fall which caused the injuries he charged Gallagher with inflicting on him.

The jury acquitted him.

Robert WATSON pleaded guilty of assaulting John SHERIDAN, of Drumacon, on the 4th October last.

Sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment.

James WOODS pleaded guilty of obstructing Constable Hugh JUDGE in the discharge of his duty.

Sentenced to three months imprisonment.

Owen FARRELLY pleaded guilty of assaulting Eleanor FARRELLY during a dispute about a pass.

He was allowed out on his own recognizances to appear for judgment when called on.




For non-payment of £5 - two-and-a-half years' rent of a small holding in Drumalee.

Decree to possession granted.

Andrew ROGERS v Thomas DOONAN.

For £10 7s 9d - two years' rent of a holding near Ardlogher.

Mr. Rogers having proved the rent due.

His Worship gave a decree to possession.

James CLANCY v Terence REILLY.

For overholding possession of a house at Ballyconnell, held at 5s a-year.

Decree to possession granted.

Gerald DEASE v Thomas PLUNKET and others.

For non-payment of £31 0s 4d, one year's rent, up to 1st November last, of a farm near Kilnaleck.

Decree to possession granted.

Henry SMITH and another v Mary SMITH and others.

For non payment of £41 10s, being two-and-a-half years' rent of a farm.

Decree granted.

John J STRONG v Margaret FLOOD.

For £1 16s., being 3 years' rent of a house at Tawlaght.

Decree granted.

Same v Bernard BLACK.

For £3 10s one year's rent and arrears of a small holding in Tawlaght, at £3 a-year.

Decree granted.

Edwards SAUNDERSON, D L, v Thomas REILLY

For £25 13s - one-and-a-half years' rent, up to 1st November last, of a farm in Aughadreena.

Mr. John E VERNON proved the rent due, and His Worship granted a decree to possession.

Same v James SMITH

For £15 - one-and-half-half years' rent of a farm in Drumanduff.

Decree granted.

Same v Peter Smith.

For £12 19s - one-and-a-half years' rent of a farm in Drummuck.

Decree granted.

Robert BURROWS, D L, v Samuel FALKNER and others.i

For recovery of possession of a farm in Knockanork, held at £19 10s a-year.

Samuel PATTERSON proved the service of notice to quit, demand of possession, &c.:

And Mr. John E VERNON proved the signature to the notice.

Decree granted.


For non-payment of £18 7s 6d - one-and-half years' rent of a farm in Teemore.

Plaintiff proved the debt, and a decree to possession was granted.

John E VERNON DL, v Bridget M'GOOHAN, representative of the late Patt M'ADAM.

Plaintiff proved the tenancy, signing the notice to quit, &c.

And a decree to possession was granted.


For £2, rent and arrears of a small holding, held at £0 17s 9d a-year,

Decree granted.

Mr ARMSTRONG appeared for the plaintiffs in the above cases; defendants were unrepresented.

Edward C O'REILLY v Pat M'DONALD and others.

For £36 - one-and-a-half-years' rent of a farm.

Mr M'GAURAN appeared for plaintiff.

William BRADY proved the rent to be due.

Decree granted.


For £9 0s 9d - one-and-a-half years' rent of a farm.

Mr. KENNEDY for the plaintiff.

Decree granted.

Philip BRADY v Philip SMITH and others.

For £16 - two years' rent of a farm.

Decree granted.

John FAY , J P, v Owen SMITH.

For £27 9s 3d - one-and-a-half years' rent of a farm.

Decree granted.


For £24 - two years' rent of a house in Cavan.

Decree granted.

George NUGENT, J P, v Owen KIERNAN.

For £20 8s 8d - one year's rent, up to 1st November last, of a farm near Ardlogher.

Mr. Nugent proved the debt.

Patt M'DONALD (son-in-law of defendant), denied the debt, as he said he paid a half-year's rent in May, 1877, for which he did not get a receipt.

Upon cross-examination by Mr. KENNEDY, it turned out that the rent paid in May, 1877, was up to November, 1876 which left a year's rent (as alleged) due on 1st November, 1877.

Decree granted.


For non-paymeant of rent.

Adjourned on the application of Mr. KENNEDY.

Charles Murray v Ann SH__LY_ (illegible).

For £4 5s 6d rent and arrears of a small holding near Mountnugent.

Decree granted.

Somerset H MAXWELL, D L, v Edward CUFFS.

For recovery of a small farm in Lavagh, held as tenant at will.

George ARMSTRONG proved the service of notice, &c.;

And Mr M W O'CONNOR proved the landlord signed the notice.

Decree ganted.

Rev H M_yn_ll v Peter McEntyre and others.

To recover possession of a farm held as tenant a t will, at £46 8s 6d a year.

James BREDIN proved the service of notice, &c.

Mr. John G TATLOW proved the landlord signed the notice to quit.

Decree granted.

January 11, 1878


BALLOCH - Jan. 7, at Cavan, the wife of William Balloch, of a daughter.


PATTON - Jan. 10, at Cavan, David Patton, Esq., late County Inspector Royal Irish Constabulary, aged 84 years.

A marriage has been arranged to take place on the 31st instant between Austin MACKENZIE, Esq., third son of E. Mackenzie, Esq., of Fawley Court, Henly-on-Thames, and Miss Tuite DALTON, eldest unmarried daughter of Gustavus Tuite Dalton, Esq., of Eureka House, Kells.


The Rev. N. S. TAYLOR, A.B., late rector of Ballyjamesduff and Castlerahan, has accepted the position of minister to Furrough, Cross Church, in the parish of St. Mary's, near Torquay. This Church was formed about 30 years ago, by a number of families, who were offended by the tractarian tendencies of the established Church. In the Rev. Mr Taylor they will find a pastor of congenial sentiments, as he has severed himself from connection with the Church of Ireland, or of England, under the strong conviction that every body of worshippers of God in the name of Jesus Christ should stand alone, free from all external control, whether of State, Convocation, Bishop, Synod, Presbytery or Conference.

While in this country Mr. Taylor threw himself heartily into the movement fro the revising of the Book of Common Prayer; and his present convictions took rise principally from his reflections on the unreasonableness of the conduct of the Synod of the Irish Church, in refusing to permit its members to dispense with the teachings of the Prayer-Book, on the subject of baptismal regeneration, and the consequent subversion of the first principle of religious liberty, - namely, that men have a right to worship God according to the convictions of their consciences.

In Furrough Cross Church, the Prayer Book is used freed from all that savours of Sacerdotalism (sic). The Church differs from any Established Church in this, and in its freedom from all external control alone.

CALL AND INSTALLATION. - Rev P W White, of Kells, Co. Meath, has accepted a call from the Presbyterian congregation of Stangford, Co Down, and Rev. R M'BRIDE has been installed in the congregation of 2nd Monaghan, vacant by the removal of Rev J

Bodell to Bootle, Liverpool.

Mr. W. JOHNSTON, M.P., presiding a few nights ago at an Orange soiree at Comber, said that at this crisis of affairs in Europe it behoved all patriotic citizens to do what in them lay to support Lord Beaconsfield's Government in its endeavours to do justice and right. It behoved those who now enjoyed the blessings of peace to show their loyalty to the British Constitution by an adherence to the policy of the present Administration in their determination to maintain the honour and integrity of the great British Empire, which were so dear to the hearts of all true Orangemen.

THE RELEASED FENIAN PRISONERS. - MONAGHAN, FRIDAY. - The streets of Monaghan were thronged to-night with the populace in order to celebrate the release of the political prisoners. The utmost enthusiasm and good will pervaded the entire proceedings, and from seven o'clock till ten the National Band, preceded by torch-bearers, paraded the streets, playing several popular and national airs. Fireworks were sent up, tar barrels blazed on the adjoining hills, and nothing was wanting to fitly

commemorate such a joyful occasion. The constabulary followed in the wake of the procession, but nothing occurred calling for their interference. - Freeman.

THE BUCKLEY ESTATES. - At the Clonmel Quarter Sessions, on Friday, ejectment decrees were obtained against fifteen of the tenants on the Mitchelstown estates of Mr Nathaniel BUCKLEY, who have refused to submit to the increase of rent. Mr Patten BRIDGE, who was a witness in the case, was (says the Cork Examiner) hooted through the streets after leaving the courthouse. Execution of the decrees has been stayed until the 25th March.


(Before W. BABINGTON, W. A. MOORE, and C. LESLIE, Esqrs.)

A number of persons were fined for drunkenness.

John SHERIDAN was sent to gaol for a month for assaulting his wife.

Hugh CRUMLY was fined 5s for being drunk at the Railway Station.


The usual monthly meeting of the Cavan Town Commissioners was held in the Court-house, on Monday last. EDWARD KENNEDY, Esq., J.P., in the Chair.

Also present - George GRAHAM, John F. O'HANLON, P. CAFFREY, John M;MAHON, and Bernard MAGUIRE, Esqrs. After signing cheques, and disposing of the usual routine business, the meeting adjourned.

The Morning Post says: "We learn from a correspondent in Italy that on the appointment of the Scottish hierarchy the most Rev. Archbishop EYRE (of the Eyres of Eyre Court, Galway), will be probably created a cardinal, and that the Rev. Edmund VAUGHAN, of Countfield Herefordshire, will be made a bishop of one of the new Scottish dioceses, most likely of Perth. He is a brother of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Plymouth. At the same time the see of Southwark is to be divided, and a new bishopric - that of Portsmouth - to be created, of which the Very Rev. Canon Butt, chaplain to the Duke of Norfolk, will be the first bishop. The same correspondent states that further subdivisions of existing dioceses are under consideration, 'owing to the increase of Catholicism.'"


Dublin, Tuesday.

The Right Hon. Hugh TARPEY was to-day inaugurated Lord Mayor of Dublin for the second year - a distinction rarely conferred on any member of the Municipal Council. The usual civic procession took place from the Mansion House to the City Hall, and thence, after the installation, round the city and back to the Mansion House. The afternoon of the day was wet, but notwithstanding crowds of people assembled in the thoroughfares, and the Lord Mayor was well received. The escort consisted of a troop of the 7th Hussars, 19th Hussars, and the mounted police. The Lord Mayor, having been duly invested with the insignia of office for the second year, a unanimous vote of thanks was passed to him for his discharge of the duties of the office during the past year, and the Lady Mayoress shared largely in the compliment.

The Lord Mayor, having returned thanks, gave a brief survey of the municipal progress of the past year.

The Lord Mayor entertained a large company at dinner in the evening.


Mrs BENNETT was a medium highly esteemed by the Spiritualists of Boston. Her s'ances were made interesting by the appearance of apparitions in great numbers and variety. She long withstood the tests of investigators. However, she was caught a few evenings ago. Prescott ROBINSON, a firm believer in Spiritualism, trapped her neatly and successfully. She promised that in a certain s'ance his dead daughter should appear, and he had his friends there in readiness. A form purporting to be that

of his child emerged from the cabinet in the dim light and handed a flower to him. He pretended to recognize her, patted her on the head, and then suddenly seized her in a firm grip. One of his friends turned up the gas, and all saw that the "child" was

a woman walking on her knees. A general fight ensued, the personators of spirits trying to rescue the woman, and the capturers trying to keep her a prisoner. She escaped, but not until the humbug had been thoroughly exposed. Another "spirit" ran out of the house, scantily attired, carrying most of her clothing in her arms.

January 18, 1878

If we were to simply tell our readers that Mr. John MACKIE, editor of the Northern Ensign, was dead and buried, not two in every thousand of them would take any interest in the matter, or know anything whatever about the deceased. But when we add that Mr. Mackie was the author of the little Sabbath-school hymn, so long known and so universally popular, which begins with the lines "There is a happy land, far, far away," we think most of our readers will join with us in our expression of regret at the death of the author, who was none other than the Mr. Mackie just mentioned. The hymn was written when he was quite a young man, and hereby hangs a tale, which we have on the best authority. This hymn had apparently come into extensive use, by the aid of a pretty Indian melody, to which it is still sung, when Mr. BATEMAN published the first edition of his celebrated hymn-book in 1843; and he incorporated "The Happy Land" in his book, attaching the name of YOUNG as its author. Who this Young was we cannot tell, nor how his name came to be connected with the hymn; but on Mr. Mackie having his attention drawn to the fact, he wrote at once to the publishers, Messrs. Gall and Sons, requesting them to correct the mistake. It was, however, only half corrected, for in the next and every following edition "The Happy Land" has appeared as anonymous.


STEWART - Jan. 12 at Clifton, the wife of Captain HOPTON SCOTT STEWART, Hyderabad Cavalry, Madras, Staff Corps, of a daughter.


LYNCH - M'KONE - Jan. 15, at the Catholic Church, Kilcurley, by his Grace the Lord Primate of All Ireland, Michael PALLES LYNCH, Barrister-at-law, fourth surviving son of the late Joseph Lynch, Esq., of Roebuck, Mountnugent, to Annie Josephine, youngest daughter of James M'Kone, Esq., of Belrobin, county Louth.


MARTIN - Jan. 17, at the Rectory Killeshandra, in the faith of Christ and love of God, the Venerable John Charles Martin, Rector of Killeshandra for 46 years, and Archdeacon of Kilmore, St. Matt. Xi. 28.

DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN. - Mrs. TYRELLL died in the Eunistymon Workhouse hospital, on Saturday last, at the advanced age of 102 years. The deceased was in full possession of all her faculties up to the last moment of her life, and was endowed with a prodigious memory which made her the referee in this town as to the veracity of all olden stories. Her remembrance of the landing of the French in '98 was quite perfect and reliable.


Dublin, Tuesday.

The excitement to which he had been subjected since liberation proved too much for unfortunate Color-Sergeant M'CARTHY, who died suddenly this morning in Morrison's Hotel, where he had gone to breakfast with Mr. PARNELL, M.P. M'Carthy had been

unwell in prison, and was treated for an affection of the heart, and the excitement of the reception on Sunday appeared to have much weakened him. On his arrival on Sunday night at the European Hotel he showed great distress, but recovered himself during the night, and seemed in better health on Monday. His death was entirely unexpected, and by his sympathizers is much regretted, coming as it did so soon upon the joys of liberty after twelve years' imprisonment. He died at 9:30 a.m. M'Carthy was about 44 years old. He had a wife and three or four children, and was delaying in Dublin for a few days' rest before joining his wife again in Cork. CHAMBERS, another of the released men, is also ill. There is already an intention expressed of giving him a public funeral.


Dublin, Wednesday.

The Rev. James M'WHINNEY, a Presbyterian clergyman, died last evening, under melancholy circumstances. The deceased gentleman had been chaplian (sic) to the forces. He accompanied Mrs. M'Whinney and Miss SPROULE to the King's Bridge Terminus, whence they were about to take the train for Athlone. While the ladies were at the booking-office he left them, and on getting their tickets they sought him on the platform and about the station. Mr. S. SYMES, a clerk in the office, seeing their distress joined them in the search, and on crossing to the opposite side of the platform, and looking into the river, saw the rev. gentleman lying in the mud with his face downwards. The tide being out, there was only about a foot of water in the river.

Mr. Symes having procured a carman's reins, descended into the river, and taking Mr. M'Whinney in his arms, kept him in a sitting posture until a boat was obtained. Police Constable BYRNE put them both into a boat and landed them at the Victoria Jetty. The rev. gentleman was thence conveyed in a cab to Steven's Hospital, where he was promptly attended to, but he died in the course of three or four hours. He resided at 27, Nelson Street, and had been on sick leave for six months. Dr. HEAD, of Fitzwilliam Square, had been his medical attendant, and treated him for chest disease and a complaint in the head.


A respectable merchant, named Thomas MULLARKEY, died suddenly on Monday, at Dunsmore, county Galway, and on Tuesday an inquest was held, when it was surmised that he had been poisoned. The stomach was sent to Dublin for analysis. Meantime his wife, a young lady to whom he was only married last November, has been arrested and lodged in bridewell.


A young girl named Mary CLEAR was brought up on remand at the last Petty Sessions Court at Ennistymon, charged with being accessory to the murder of the male child whose body was found the river in that town, on the 23rd of November last. The evidence against the accused was that she had given birth to a child which is not forthcoming. The accused denies the charge. The bench - consisting of Thomas BUTLER, Esq., R.M.; J. Barrymore M'NAMARA, Esq., and Thomas LUCAS, Esq., decided on sending the prisoner for trial to the next assizes, but admitted her to bail. At the inquest on the body of the child, the doctors proved that the child was born alive, but was not tended by a regular nurse.


A pauper in the Limerick Workhouse named M'INERNEY, by trade a ship carpenter, left the house some time ago to take part in the procession of the Manchester Martyrs, and was not since heard of. However, it is ascertained that he was drinking during the day with relatives, and it is supposed that in making his way back to the workhouse he fell into the river and was drowned. He was near-sighted. The body of the unfortunate man was found a few days ago, some ten miles down the Shannon, in a far advanced state of decomposition. Coroner COSTELLO held an inquest on the body, and a verdict of accidental drowning was returned.


The Secretary of the late Rev. Theobald Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance, has just died rather suddenly in Cork. He had been on the most affectionate terms with Father Mathew up to the time of that gentleman's death, accompanying him in most of his wanderings on his temperance mission.

AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH. - On Sunday morning, at about nine o'clock, in the townland of Tamlaght, adjoining Newtonsavile, the wife of a respectable farmer, Mr. DAVIDSON, while preparing her children for Sunday school, cropped down dead suddenly on

her own floor. The Augher police were communicated with during the day, and Constable M'CORMACK and Sub-Constable DELANEY were promptly on the spot. The deceased was much respected, and is deeply regretted. - Tyrone Constitution.


At Leeds Assizes, on Tuesday, James DONOGHUE, landlord, Spinners' Arms, Bradford, was sentenced to death for the murder of Michael DUNN, labourer. On Saturday night, November 3rd, deceased was drinking at the prisoner's house, when a

disturbance arose about a sovereign, which one of his companions had snatched from Donoghue's hand. Donoghue worked himself into a violent passion, got a loaded whipstock, and struck several of the company. Two policemen were present, but did not interfere. After the House was cleared, Dunn, who had remained behind, was struck by Donoghue over the head, and rendered insensible. Next morning his lifeless body shockingly bruised and wounded, was found in Donoghue's back yard.

Mr. James Gordon BENNETT, the proprietor of the New York Herald, is at present the guest of Lord Rossmore, at Rossmore Park, Monaghan.


Wicklow, Saturday Evening.

The War Office authorities have purchased the Marine Hotel, on the Morrough, Wicklow, from Mr. Francis WAKEFIELD, for the purpose of a barracks for the Wicklow Artillery. Negotiations are in progress for the purpose of the Black Castle for artillery practice.

LAND COURT - Monday.


Mr. Drummond (instructed by Mr. KENNEDY, Cavan) applied to have an order made November, 1874, varied. The order was for the sale of the property of the Rev. Mr. Connolly, in Co. Cavan, the Rev. Dr. CONATY, Roman Catholic bishop, and Rev. B. FITZPATRICK, being trustees for the tenants in occupation. The Board of Works had refused to lend the tenants two-thirds of the purchase money until the lands were conveyed direct to the tenants without trustees. Counsel now applied to have the order for sale varied by striking out the name of the trustees, and conveying the lands direct to the tenants.

Judge FLANAGAN reserved his decision.

Cardinal MANNING has been elected a member of the Society of Biblical Archaeology.


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

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


(The following is an excerpt.)


Mr Sanderson remarked they were given out-door relief at present at the rate of £1,100 a year; this time seven years it was only £100 a year. Mr M'Cann - If this was an ordinary year it would not be so high.

Mr M'Givney - The farmers are not able to assist the poor, and where would they go for help but to the place the law entitles them to get it. Mr. Sanderson - There are very poor ratepayers that should be considered too.

Mr M'Givney - If you are going to retrench you should not begin with the poor.

Mr. Sanderson, then called attention to the fact that Mr. Byrns, Relieving Officer, stated to the Poor Law Inquiry Commissioners that there were parties not getting out-door relief who, in his opinion, should get it; and that twenty per cent of those at present on the relief list should be struck off.

In reply to Mr. Saunderson, Mr. Byrns said he could not tell the names of those who ought not to have been refused relief as he didn't "take their names;" nothing of the sort occurred within the past year. Mr. Saunderson - That is satisfactory.

Mr. Byrne handed the following list of persons who, in his opinion, should be struck off:-

Ballymachagin (sp?) - Bridget FARRELL and Margaret BRADDY (begging)

Cavan - Jane WATERS, Ann Co___, John ELLIS, Anne CLENDINING, Anne BRADY, ____ M'KIERNAN, Eliza GRAHAM, Eliza CALLWELL, Mary MURRY, Bridget REILLY, Catharine SKELLY, Bessy DRUMGOON, Mary FOX, Nancy RAHILL, Catherine M'KIERNEN, Catharine BRADY, Mary KELLY, Daniel DARCY, Mary M'PARTLEN, Ally ARMSTRONG, Eliza PORTER, Jane LEDDY, Ellen M'CALL, Bridget RAHILL, Catharine M'CANN, Patt BEATTY, John MURRAY, Anne SMITH, Bridget SMITH, and Catherine COGAN, (paying out-door relief in rent), and Peggy CASSIDY, begging.)

Denn - John M'CABE, (a herd.)

Gradum - Margaret MAGUIRE, (begging.)

MOYNEHALL - Mick FITZPATRICK, (holding 3 roods of land) and Mary BOYLAN, (living in a wretched cabin.) Stradone - Margaret BRADY, (begging.)

Union at large - Jane CURRAN, (a pedlar.)

(End of Excerpt)


The Hon. Judge MILLER sat at eleven o'clock and disposed of a number of motions and arrangement cases.


The bankrupt was a grocer in county Cavan, and this was a composition after bankruptcy.

Mr. Wm. ROBINSON, on the part of the bankrupt, asked for a week's adjournment in order to have the necessary undertaking signed by the sureties. Mr. H. T. STEWART, for the assignees, did not object.

His Lordship granted a week's adjournment, and stated if the undertaking was not signed in that time the case should proceed in bankruptcy.

The Hon. Judge HARRISON sat and disposed of a number of motions and arrangements.

January 25, 1878


LITTLE - LEWIS - January 17, at Carrick-on-shannon- Church by the father of the bride, the Rev. William SWAYNE LITTLE, rector of Knockbride, third son of the late William Swayne Little, M.D., Surgeon of the Sligo county infirmary, to Emma Sophia, eldest daughter of the Rev. S. H. Lewis., rector of Kiltoghart.


MARTIN - January 17, at the Rectory, Killeshandra, after great bodily sufferings, which he bore with surpassing patience and Christian fortitude, the Venerable J. C. Martin, Archdeacon of Kilmore, aged 80 years; he was for forty-six years the Rector of Killeshandra Parish, and was beloved and respected by all who knew him. - "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusted in Thee." During his long illness he derived unspeakable comfort from such Hymns as Nos. 138 and 260 in the New Church Hymnal. 1st Cor. i. 30,31; Rom. Iii. 23-27. Matt. Xxv. 34 to end of 40.


OLDCASTLE UNION. - On Monday last, Mr. Wm. MORROW was elected Relieving Officer by a majority of three votes over Mr. FLOOD.

THE CAVAN Select Vestry thankfully acknowledge the receipt of the following sums towards their fund for relief of the poor:- The Lord Bishop of Kilmore, £2; F. G. DEVERELL, C.E., £1; Rev. S. SHONE, £1. Further contributions will be most thankfully received by the Rev. S. Shone, the Rev. J. T. ARCHER, or any member of the select Vestry.


The released political prisoners, CHAMBERS and O'BRIEN, after having reported themselves to the head of the Detective Department, Lower-Castleyard, proceeded by the afternoon train on Tuesday - Chambers, for Thomastown, county Kilkenny, and O'Brien for Nenagh, county Tipperary. DAVITT still remains in Dublin for the purpose, it is said, of making arrangements to join his friends in America. According to the reports received as to the state of Chamber's health, it is stated that he is suffering from heart disease, caused by the severe discipline to which he had been subjected during his imprisonment.

Dublin, with a population of 267,000 has only 12,000 voters, while Leeds, with less population, has 48,000 - that is, within two thousand as many voters as there are in all Ireland. Cork, with 100,000 inhabitants, has 2,000 voters, while Swansea, with a population of 80,000, has upwards of 12,000. Limerick has 50,000 of a population, with 1,100 voters, while the English town of Gateshead has 10,000 voters, and only 48,000in habitants.

DEATH OF MRS. GUARD. - The Rev. J. O. PECK, D.D., Baltimore, advises that a telegram was received there on the 27th December, from her son, announcing unexpectedly, the death, that morning, of Mrs. Guard, wife the Rev. Thomas Guard, D.D., of San Francisco, California. Dr. Guard was some years ago the junior minister of Donegal Square Church Belfast shortly after his mariage (sic). Mrs. Guard was a native of Dublin.


The Lord Bishop of Kilmore has appointed the Rev. Samuel SHONE, A.M., rector of Annageliffe (Cavan), to the Archdeaconry of Kilmore, vacant by the death of the Ven. John C. MARTIN, D.D., rector of Killeshandra. On Friday, the Bishop instituted the Rev. Joseph RAWLINS, A.B., to the incumbency of Templeport, and the Rev. Robert GRIERSON, to the incumbency of Manorhamilton, both in the diocese of Kilmore.


In our last number we announced briefly the demise of our Venerable JOHN CHARLES MARTIN, D.D., Archdeacon of Kilmore, which took place at his residence, Rectory House, Killeshandra, on Thursday, the 17th instant.

Dr. Martin was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in the year 1821; he resigned his Fellowship in 1829; he was appointed rector of Killeshandra in 1831; Archdeacon of Ardagh in 1854; and Archdeacon of Kilmore in 1866; so that what may be designated his public life covers a space of considerable length. He was for forty-six years the rector of Kileshandra (sic) parish; and at the time of his decease he had attained to the ripe age of eighty years.

Dr. Martin was a man of distinguished learning, as his collegiate career sufficiently proves. Hew was a sound Protestant; and about ten years ago published an answer to a Charge then recently delivered by the Bishop of Salisbury, in which he conclusively demonstrated the Protestant Doctrine relating to the Eucharist in refutation of the Romish Doctrines contained in the Charge in question.. He was also a frequent writer in the public journals on several questions of current interest; and always advanced and defended his views, as a true Protestant and a consistent Conservative. He always regarded principle as superior to policy; and manfully avowed his principles regardless of how the avowal might affect his promotion in the Church. He was as liberal in his charities as he was firm in the maintenance of his views; he was much and deservedly respected by all who knew him and his death is universally regretted.

Archdeacon Martin was happily united in marriage to a daughter of the late Bishop MANT, the learned Commentator, who for many years presided over the united diocese of Down, Connor, and Dromore, with distinguished ability. Mrs. Martin pre-deceased her husband a few years ago.


Dublin, Saturday evening.

The remains of Charles M'Carthy, one of the released Fenian prisoners, were interr3ed to-day in Glasnevin Cemetery. The amnesty committee and those interested in the matter determined to hold over the funeral until Sunday, with a view to a public demonstration. The result was that all the trades of the city were summoned, and with bands, banners, and black flags the city was traversed to-day for a procession of some fifty or sixty thousand people. The body of M'Carthy had been removed

during the week from the confraternity rooms attached to the Roman Catholic church in Clarendon-street, and taken to a workman's hall in Cuffe-street, where it has since lain. At ten o'clock the trades and those intending to participate in the procession

mustered in great force on the south and west sides of Stephen's Green, and shortly afterwards the remains were placed in a hearse, and the procession proceeded on a long march through the city. All the leading thoroughfares were traversed, the line of quays was taken in, and the place in Thomas-street where Robert EMMET was executed was passed. The whole of the ALLEN, GOULD, and LARKIN funeral was re-enacted, although the numbers were not quite so large. The processionists wore crape on the arm, tied

with green ribbons, and the coffin appeared to be covered with an American flag. The traffic through the city was suspended for a considerable time. Police were on duty in large force, but in no way interfered. The coffin was borne into the cemetery after two o'clock, and deposited in a new grave near a memorial cross erected in memory of the men executed in Manchester. The widow of M'Carthy was present, and a number of the prisoners who have been liberated. French and American flags were displayed

in the procession and a number of black banners, with a request to pray for the soul of the martyr. There was no disorder or disposition to riot, as the processionists were in no way interfered with. The music was "The Dead March" throughout, but the bands stopped playing when passing places of worship, as required.

Dublin, Sunday night.

It is computed that not more than 6,000 people walked in the procession, but there were at least 50,000 people along the streets, which were impassable. There was no speeching at the grave, but Rev Mr. Thomas, who had been chaplain at Chatham

Convict Prison, joined the cemetery chaplain in the burial service. He stated that he had attended the deceased in prison, and asked the people if they respected his memory to separate quietly, which they did. The cemetery was very much trampled upon, and some of the tombs injured slightly.


The annual Tea Meeting in connection with the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Society was held at Mr. FERGUSON's, Tullyboy, on Tuesday evening, 15th inst. The attendance was very large. After a plentiful supply of tea and cake had been disposed

of, the chair was taken by Mr. James KILROY, who conducted the religious exercises. Addresses were given by Mr. KINGSBOROUGH, on Protestantism, including the Siege of Derry and the Battle of the Boyne, which was received with acclamation; also by Rev. Mr. COULTER, Mr. COULSON, and Mr. John LUDLOW. After a vote of thanks had been accorded to the chairman, and to the young ladies who had acted as tea-makers, the proceedings came to a close, with the singing of a hymn and prayer, when all separated for their respective homes, highly pleased with the evening's enjoyment.


Their annual soiree was held a few evenings ago, in the Parochial Schoolroom, which was tastefully decorated with evergreens, banners and appropriate mottoes. The chair was taken at 6 o'clock by the Rev John J EGAN (President). The attendance was large and respectable. On the platform we observed, the Misses JOHNSTONE, Bawnboy House; Mr. and the Misses FARIS, Corr House; Mrs. The Misses and Mr. John J. Egan, Derrylane Glebe.

The Report for the past year was read by the Secretary, Mr Henry WEST. It showed that the Society had made considerable progress during the year. It was mentioned with regret that the services of the late Secretary, Mr Joseph G. JOHNSTON, were lost to the Society, in consequence of his appointment to a lucrative and responsible position in Dublin. As an expression of the high esteem in which he was held, by the members, they intend to present him with a number of Books of his own selection. On the motion of Mr Louis H GRIER, seconded by Mr Charles REILLY, the Report was unanimously adopted. Both speakers gave the Secretary, Mr Henry West, great credit for the able and satisfactory manner in which he furnished a detailed acount (sic) of their proceedings during the year. The ladies, Mr J J EGAN, and Mr PILLAR, Arva, contributed very much to the pleasure of the evening by singing some select pieces accompanied by the harmonium. The Portlongfield brass band was in attendance, and performed several pieces, to the great gratification of the audience.

The members went through an excellent programme of readings and recitations, which were led off by the infant orator, Master Frank SCOTT, and ended by Mr. Francis DEVINE, who delivered and (sic) admirable extempore address. Votes of thanks to the Ladies, and to the band were unanimously passed, after which the meeting was brought to a close, by the band playing the National Anthem.


At a meeting of the judges, on Friday, it was arranged that the ensuing circuits should be taken as follow (sic):-

North-East- the Hon Baron FITZGERALD and the Right Hon Mr. Justice LAWSON.

Home - The Right Hon the Lord Chief Justice and the Right Hon Chief-Justice MORRIS.

Leinster - The Hon Mr. Justice O-BRIEN and the Right Hon Mr. Baron DOWSE.

North-West - The Right Hon Mr. Justice KEOGH and the Right Hon Mr. Justice BARRY.

Munster - The Right Hon the Lord Chief BARON and the Right Hon Mr. Justice FITZGERALD.

Connaught - Judges not named.

The circuits will all go out on the 4th or 5th of March.


(Before the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice KEOGH, and Mr. Justice LAWSON.)


Mr. Hyacinth PLUNKET applied to have this case remitted to the Chairman of the County Cavan. It was an action to recover £8 17s 6d balance of a half year's rent of a house in Cootehill. Affidavits had been filed of a most contradictory character.

Mr. D. B. SULLIVAN opposed the motion and The Court declined to make an order to remit.

DEATH OF AN OLD FREEMASON, AGED 108 YEARS. - On Wednesday last Henry HARE, aged 108 years, died at his residence, Ballylum, Portadown. He was one of the oldest Freemasons in Ireland. His remains were interred with Masonic honours in Kilmore churchyard on Friday last. A large number of Masons attended the funeral. Early in life the deceased held a small farm of land in the townland of Ballinteggart, but poverty overtook him in his old age, and for many years past he has been supported by the Masonic body.


A story is told of a clergyman who, in spite of sundry hints as to the impropriety of his conduct, persisted year after year in adding to his income by raising crops in his churchyard. The bishop having had an intimation of what was going on, sent his archdeacon to look into the matter. Not liking directly to censure the clergyman, the considerate archdeacon appointed a day to meet the churchwarden and "make inquiries." They met, and the archdeacon finding the corn ready for the sickle, said, "Mr. Churchwarden, this is very wrong; this ought not to be; this must not be; this will never do.? "That is just exactly what I have been telling our parson, sir.? Replied that worthy officer. "Here we've had wheat four yarns in succession, and I told him too that it would never do- it ought to have been turmits this year."

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