Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

November 1, 1878


FOSTER - MALCOMSON - Oct. 23, in the Parish Church of Killramferton, by the Rev. W. J. SLACKE, A.M., R.D.; John Foster, of Drollaugh, Newbliss, to Charlotte, second daughter of the late James Malcomson, Esq., of Mountainview, Crosskeys. The chancel was decorated with white flowers and ferns in honour of the bride, who was much loved in her native parish. The newly wedded pair proceeded from the Church to Dublin.

MACKEY - MEE - Octoer 24, at Derryheen Church, by Rev. C. Archer, Mr. William Mackey, R.I.., Ballyjamesduff, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Mr. Henry Mee, Ennishmore.

It is stated that Thomas AHEARN, the last of the political prisoners in the English prisons, will be released on the 17th of December. This will only leave two political prisoners still in custody - O'KELLY and O'CONNOR. Both of them are now imprisoned in Spike Island.


Rome, Monday.

In consequence of a report sent by Cardinal M'CLOSKEY, Archbishop of New York, the Vatican is taking steps for bringing about a considerable development of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Cardinal M'Closkey assures the Vatican that whole districts are prepared to join the Romish Church, and that this disposition should be fostered.



Dear Mr. Hill,-

We here by beg to esxpress our unfeigned regret on the prospect of your removal from amongst us. It is only our duty to thank you for all your past unceasing and self-denying efforts to minister to our intellectual and spiritual improvement. You carry with you our earnest prayer for yourself and your family. We wish also that you should carry some tangible token of our esteem, and therefore beg you will accept of the accompanying presentation to yourself and Mrs. Hill. They will remind you of your connexion with this Church and School. We wish you, Mrs. Hill, and children, every happiness and prosperity in this world, and in the world to come life everlasting.

James CARSON, Minister
James DALSEL (sp?), Teacher


Fellow Teachers and Children.-

You rather startled me this morning by the very fact of it occurring to you to present me with an Address and Presentation. It requires no such unfeigned expression from you to assure me of your sympathy and respect, and if I have done anything to advance you intellectually or spiritually "unto God be the praise." Accept my gratitude for the kindly expressions for the wellfare (sic) of myself and family, also for the present to Mrs. Hill; and I shall at all times learn with delight of your temporal and spiritual advancement.

Now that we are about to separate, I trust by the Divine favour you all may be enabled to labour to enter into that rest which remains for "God's children," and that when the register of Heaven is unfolded, not one of you may be found wanting.

Affectionately yours,
John Hill.

Cavan, 20th Oct., 1878


Edith SHAW was indicted before the Lord Chief Justice at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Dublin, for having, on the 25th September last, feloniously stolen a box containing a gold chain, some money, and several articles of wearing apparel, the property of Mrs. Lenora MaHON. The prisoner, whose appearance has evidently undergone a vast change for the worse since her committal in the police court, pleaded guilty. She was also indicted for having, on the 20th of September, stolen a shawl, and pleaded not guilty. The prisoner was also indicted for having, on the 7th October, stolen a trunk containing a large quantity of wearing apparel, the property of Miss Annie Emily HARDING. She pleaded guilty. The prisoner was also indicted and pleaded guilty to having stolen a portmanteau containing a large quantity of wearing apparel, &c., the property of Mr. Michael ROBERTS. Sentence was deferred.

November 8, 1878


We are requested to say that in the list of contributions to this Parish, given in last report of Diocesan Council, there should be the name of the Rev. E. M. MOORE, with £1 opposite.


At the next meeting of this Association on Monday evening, November 11th, Mr. J. COOKE will read a paper on" Schoolroom Facetiae, or the diversions of a Pedagogue."

FIRE IN THE COUNTY MEATH. - Early on Sunday morning fire broke out at M'CANN's corn mills, at Beamond, county Meath, near Drogheda. It occurred through the grinding of seeds, which heated and set fire to the elevators. The loft, as also a portion of an adjoining one in which was some corn, was burnt. The fire was confined and soon put out by the exertions of the people of the place. The damage done was not considerable, but rather slight. The place was uninsured; the remainder of the mill, or the greater part, is insured.

WIFE MURDER IN DERBY. - An inquest was held at Derby on Monday on the body fo a Margaret KENNEDY, wife of a labourer, who died on Saturday night from the effects of injuries inflicted by her husband. It appeared that the deceased came home drunk on Saturday evening. When the husband found her in this state he began to kick her violently. She rushed out of the house, but died in about two hours from loss of blood. The inquest was adjourned until Tuesday.


Mr. Henry BALDWIN FOOTT, the only magistrate in the United Kingdom who had passed the extraordinary age of 100 years, died on Saturday last at Cunigacunna castle, in the county of Cork. Some months since Mr. Foott celebrated the centenary of his birth-day, and it was then stated that up to a very short period before he had enjoyed excellent health, and been an active magistrate. Recent research has shown that the number of cases in which persons have reached the age of 100 years is exceedingly small. As Mr. Foott was a gentleman of considerable landed property, there could have been no doubts as to his age, which must have appeared by many legal documents.


The will of the late Mr. Justice Keogh has been proved by the executors, Captain Henry KEOGH, R.M., brother, and Mr. David FERGUSON, solicitor, and the Registrar to the late judge. The personalty was sworn under £12,000. The bequests are entirely of a personal and family nature.


The will of the late Earl of Leitrim has been lodged in the Probate Court by the executors. The assets of his lordship are sworn to be under £200,000. The deceased left all his real and personal estate to Colonel CLEMENTSW for life, with remainder to his issue. And I the event of Colonel Clements failing issue the property should go to Mr. John MADDEN, of Hilltown Park, Clones, who is married to his niece, and his children in succession. The bequests in the will were only a few, amounting to about £2,500. The present Earl of Leitrim, who was not left anything, has entered a caveat against the will being proved.

It is stated that the Pope desiring to nominate to the Archbishopric of Dublin a prelate whose appointment would be well received by the British Government, will cause the views of the British Cabinet on the subject to be confidentially ascertained.



Athlone, Tuesday.

This morning, between 11 and 12 o'clock, an occurrence of a melancholy character, and which resulted in the death of a soldier of the 95th Regiment, named Abraham DAWES, occurred in the military barracks in this town. A boy named James BURKE, in the employment of Mr. John PARKINSON, baker, was delivering bread in the officers' mess kitchen, as he was wont to do daily, his master having the contract for the supply of bread to the barracks. The boy being of a forward turn, and fond of conversation, he and the soldiers in the kitchen indulged in some sport on the occasion of his visits. This morning Dawes, it appears, irritated the boy by coupling his name with some female, and followed up the jest by striking him on the face with a towel. Burke lifted a bread knife which was lying on the table and threatened the soldier with it if he did not stop annoying him. He flourished the knife in his hand, and, in doing so, the blade left the handle and penetrated the soldier's breast. He was in his trousers and shirt at the time, the only attire worn by men on duty in the cooking kitchen. After receiving the wound he went outside and said to his comrades the baker's boy had stabbed him with a knife. They replied that they were sure it would not signify, and for him to go to hospital, which was about 100 yards distant, and get the wound dressed. He had just entered the hospital gate when he fell. He was then carried into the hospital, and died in about five minutes. The instrument was a French cooking knife. The blade entered the left breast between the ribs and penetrated about two inches. There was very little external bleeding, but death resulted from internal hemorrhage. The deceased being in good fleshy condition, his wound did not remain open which accounted for the outward bleeding not being so great as might be expected. Burke was afterwards given into the custody of the police, and was lodged in Connaught-street barrack by Head-Constable SEARS. It is right to state that he showed deep distress after the sad occurrence. The deceased, who was only 19 years of age, was a native of Derbyshire, England, and had only been about 18 months in the service.


Galway, Monday.

At the Petty Sessions this day the court was crowded to excess. Pierce JOYCE, Esq., D.L., presided. The other magistrates on the bench were: E. E. BURKE, Thomas M. PERSSE, John H. BLAKE, Michael HENNESSY, Henry PALMER, J. V. BROWNE, M.D.; Benjamin Hill, R.M., Esqrs; and Sir Valentine BLAKE, Bart. The public excitement was occasioned by the fact that Mr. J. D. DONELAN, Mrs. DONELAN, and a shop assistant in Mr. Donelan's employment were summoned on a charge of alleged conspiracy. The case had been adjourned on the application of Mr. Donelan last court-day. This day, on the sitting of the court, Mr. Donelan again applied on affidavit for another adjournment, as Mr. CONCANNON, solicitor, whom he had engaged to defend his case, could not be present. The Bench ruled that as Mr. Donelan had sufficient time to obtain professional assistance the case should proceed. Mr. Donelan is father of Mrs. MULLARKEY, who was tried at the last March assizes, and acquitted, for the alleged poisoning of her late husband, Mr. Mullarkey, of Dunmore, and who has recently been married in England to Mr. Henry J. BLAKE, of Glenloe, ex-high sheriff of Galway. The charge of conspiracy against the defendants consisted in that they incited and gave drink to four "roughs" to beat and assault Mr. Michael J. BLAKE, of Glenloe, brother of Mr. Henry J. Blake. Michael COSTELLOE, Michael MELIA, and James M'DONNELL, were examined by Mr. French HENDERSON, solicitor, who, with Mr. JENNINGS, solicitor, conducted the prosecution, and proved that on the 19th October they got drink at Mr. Donelan's, and that LAFFEY had gone for them to bring them there, and provided them with weapons - a turnscrew and a carriage wrench - to attack Mr. Blake and Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY, and that they did pursue him, for which they were prosecuted and bound to the peace. Mr. Donelan conducted the defence himself, and cross-examined the witnesses at great length. He also produced several witnesses to prove a rebutting case. The bench decided to comit (sic) Mr. Donlan and Laffey for trial to the next assizes. Bail was accepted in both cases, and the charge against Mrs. Donelan was dismissed.


W. F. DARLEY, Esq., Q.C., County Court Judge, commenced the business of the Cavan Sessions at one o’clock on Monday.

The following Magistrates were in attendance – J. HAMILTON, Esq., D.L.; L. T. B. SAUNDERSON, W. BABINGTON, E. S. TENER, P. SMITH (Artina), P. SMITH (Castle Cosby), T. THOMPSON, and J. NIXON, Esqrs.


The following were sworn on the grand Jury by Mr. John M’CABE, Deputy Clerk of the Peace:

Messrs. James MORROW (foreman), James LOVE, John T. MONTGOMERY, John STRONG, James CRANSTON, Patrick LYNCH, John J. MURPHY, William LYNDON, James LYONS, Alexander BEATT, James FAUCETT, Peter GARTLAN, James LANG, Thomas F. M’CABE, Charles REILLY, James SPOTTEN, Matthew W. WEBB, Martin BEATTIE, Wm. CARMICHAEL, Robert FLOOD, James GREY, James HARTLEY, and John KENNEDY.

Patrick M’KEON, Kingscourt, who was summoned as a pet juror and did not appear, was fined £2.


James WOODS and Mary BRADY were charged with stealing a shirt and trousers the property of Daniel M’CABE.

M’Cabe and his wife locked their house and went to Bailieboro’ market, upon returning they found their house had been broken into and robbed; the police arrested the prisoners in the County Meath, and found Woods wearing the stolen articles.

Brady informed the Court that she stole the articles and give them to Woods.

They were found guilty, Woods was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment, and Brady to two.

James MORAN was charged with stealing three knives, two padlocks and a bottle of hair oil the property of Mr. James MAHAFFY, Belturbet.

Mr. John H. PARR deposed that he found prisoner concealed in a cellar which communicated with Mr. Mahaffy’s shop; he sent for the police; he found him about 5 minutes after opening the doors.

Sub-constable GORDON proved to having found the articles on the prisoner.

Mr. H. N. ARMSTRONG identified the articles as the property of Mr. Mahaffy; it was believed prisoner was concealed for some days in the place; cakes &c., were missed for some nights before he was found.
[He was found guilty and sentenced to two months’ imprisonment.

Patrick M’LAUGHLIN pleaded guilty of stealing an ass the property of Wm. Bell.
He was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment.

James BERNEY was charged with stealing £16 10s from Charles M’CANN, and Catherine Flynn was charged with receiving it.

From the evidence it appeared that M’Cann stopped for a night at a hotel in Kilnaleck, while on his way to Arva fair; the prisoner and he slept together; he put the purse under his head; in the morning the purse and money were gone; prisoner lived about two miles from town and asked to get stopping in the hotel for the night as he said it was too late for him to go home; early next morning he was seen coming for the direction of where the purse was afterwards found, the police arrested him in Catherine Flynn’s; upon searching the house they found some money (corresponding with what had been lost) concealed in a heap of potatoes.

A witness proved that Berney admitted the charged in his presence.

The jury acquitted Flynn and found Berney guilty.

He was sentenced to six month’s (sic) imprisonment.

James FARRELL and Thomas DONOHOE were charged with stealing a purse and £2 the property of Daniel COMESKEY.

Daniel Comeskey (a very intelligent lad of 17) was sent by his father to give £2 to his uncle, who he expected to meet at Pottahee Chapel, on the 15th of August. When he went to the place the Chapel was full, and he “knelt down” outside to hear mass; the prisoners came up and knelt beside him; prisoners got up and went away before service was over; witness then missed the money; he ran after them and accused them of it but they denied the charge.

A witness for the prosecution said he heard Farrell say that Donohoe had taken the money.

Mr. Armstrong said the money belonged to the father of Daniel Comeskey, and the indictment should have strted (sic) so; Daniel was a minor and could hold no property. He therefore called for a verdict of acquittal.

His Lordship allowed the objection, and directed the jury to acquit the prisoners.

Mr. KENNEDY, Crown Solicitor, said he would have them arrested again and indicted for stealing the money the property of Daniel Comesky’s father.

Samuel JOHNSTON was charged with taking forcible possession of a house in Blacklion the property of Mr. Thomas AUSTIN.

Samuel Johnston sold his interest to one Silas Johnston who sold it for £400 to Mr. Austin, when Mr. Austin was showing the premises to a builder the prisoner entered and refused to leave. Mr. Austin had to abandon the premises.

The different deeds of assignment were produced.

The prisoner said he would give up possession if he were paid some balance still due to him.

His Lordship said he had given a receipt for the purchase money.

He was found guilty.

Judgment was reserved on condition that he would give up possession.

Bryan SMYTH pleaded guilty of assaulting two Sub-constables of Police named MALLON and HANLEY.

He was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment.

Owen COOKE was charged with stabbing Henry DRURY and James H. WILSON at Bailieboro’ on the 19th of September last.

The prisoner was attending the Home Rule meeting at Bailieboro’; the prosecutors were in Bailieboro’ too; when prisoner was returning he overtook the prosecutors, and without any provocation he stabbed them with a knife.

He was found guilty and sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment.

Owen BOYLAN and three others were charged with assaulting Michael LACKEY.

James BRADY was charged with assaulting Anne BOYLAN.
He also was acquitted.

Robert JOHNSTON was found guilty of assaulting Edward HARTLEY, and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.

Mathew M’GIVNEY was also charged with assaulting James CALLAGHAN.
He was acquitted.

John M’GOVERN, Michael M’GOVERN, Patrick McGOVERN, and Thomas M’GOVERN were charged with assaulting Sub-constables Patrick CANNON and Michael CONLIN while in the discharge of their duty.

They were found guilty and sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment.

Bernard MURRRAY, Rose MURRAY, Pat FLYNN, sen., Patt FLYNN, jun., Patt CONLAN, and Judy FLYNN were charged with assaulting Patt MASTERSON.

From the evidence it appeared that Bernard Murray’s brother (who died two years ago) was married to the sister of Patt Masterson, the prosecutor. Murray was annoying the widow and endeavouring to drive her out of the place. On the day charged in the indictment he and the other prisoners entered her land for the purpose of reaping some oats. Upon being spoken to by Patt Masterson he got violent and stabed him with a bayonet. During the row Rose Murray assaulted the widow by striking her with a stone, and the Flynns were armed with pitchforks; Conlon and Judy Flynn were merely spectators.

The jury found Bernard Murray, Rose Muray, Patt Flynn, sen., and Patt Flynn, jun., guilty; and acquitted Conlon and Judy Flynn.

Bernard Murray was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment; Rose Murray to one month, and the Flynns to three months.

Bernard Murray was further charged with stabbing a horse the property of Pat HARTON.

Patt Harton said he took grass for his horse from widow Murray; ten days afterwards the prisoner went to his house and told him to take his horse away; he refused to do so; prisoner then said it would be worse for him; next day he saw the prisoner enter field where the horse was grazing and give it a stab of some weapon he had in his hand; he went down and found the animal’s bowels protruding through the wounds.

Two other witnesses were produced who seen the prisoner in the field about the time of the occurrence.

Patt Flynn said he saw a boy named James MURRAY beside the horse with a pointed stick in his hand.

His Lordship called for James Murray.

Kennedy said he was at Scrabby.

His Lordship said he would adjourn the case until he would be sent for.

James Murray appeared next morning and was examined at some length. He admitted he was beside the horse and had a pointed stick in his hand, but he denied having sabbed (sic) the animal.

Prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to another years’ imprisonment.

Patt Murray and fifteen others were charged with assaulting Bernard and Rose Murray.
They were acquitted.

Patt DEVINE and Patt KELLETT were charged with assaulting James TAYLOR.
They were also acquitted.

John REILLY, Patt REILLY, and Mary REILLY were charged with rescuing three cows and one heifer the property of said John REILLY, which had been seized under a Civil Decree obtained at the suit of one John DALY.
They were found guilty.

His Lordship said persons must not resist the Sheriff or his Bailiffs.

Defendants expressed regret and paid the amount of the decree.

His Lordship sentenced them to twenty four hours’ imprisonment.

Thomas M’HUGH, Bridget M’HUGH, Mary M’HUGH, and Anne GALLON were charged with rescuing from a Bailiff a calf which he had seized under a Civil Bill Decree.

They were found guilty, and as they paid the debt they were only sentenced to twenty four hours’ imprisonment.

James SMITH and others were charged with a riot and assault on Mark STRATFORD; and said Mark Stratford and others were charged with a riot and assault on James Smith.

Both cases were sent to the Assizes.


The following were granted:-

Ann BAXTER, Ballinagh; Terence BRADY, Arva; Terence BRADY, Cavan; Thomas BRADY, Ballyjamesduff; Richard BOYLAN, Kilnaleck; John BROWNLEE, Blacklion; John CAWDEN, Belturbet; Bernard CONATY, Cavan; Bridget CULLEN, Blondargan; Thomas CURRAN, Arva; Philip FLOOD, Redhills; Samuel FOSTER, Arva; James GILCREEST, Butlersbridge; Alexander IRWIN, Belturbet; Owen LARKIN, Belturbet; John LYNCH, Cavan; Patraick M’GOWAN, Kileogy; William MAGUIRE, Arva; Margaret MOORE, Ballinagh; Judith MORTIMER, Belturbet; Charles PHILLIPS, Belturbet; William John REID, Cavan; William SHERIDAN, Arva; Louis Edmond WINSLOW, Belturbet; John REILLY, Killeshandra.

The following were refused:-

William DONALDSON, Belturbet; John HARTON, Arva.


Theophilus THOMPSON v. James GREENAN.
For £8 14s – one year’s rent of a farm up to 1st Ma last.

Rev. C. SMITH v. Owen KIERNAN.
For £5 – two year’s rent of a small holding up to 1st May last.

Robert BURROWES v. James MAYNES and Mary FINLAY.
For £4 10s – one year’s rent of like up to 29th September last.

Anne and Peter BRADY v. John and Patrick F. BRADY.
For £6 – one year’s rent of like up to 1st May last.

Same v. Catherine KELLY.
For over-holding possession of a house held at 6d per week.

Rev. M. N. LAWDER and Mrs. M’KINSTREY v Hugh SMITH.
For 14s – one year’s rent of house up to 1st May last.

Thomas O’REILLY v. Patt KIERNAN and others.
A woman named SMITH occupied a house in Mullaboran as a permissive occupant; defendants lodged with her; she died in April last, and defendants refused to acknowledge plaintiff as landlord.

John SMITH v. Margaret HUGHES.
For £2 15s 8d – rent of a hosue at 1s 8d per week.

Mary A. KENNEDY v. Edward LAMB.
For possession of Keadue cottage, held as a weekly tenant.

Robert J. CUMING v. Terence BRADY.
For £84 – one yea’ rent of a farm up to 1st May last.

Peter SMITH v. Michael FARRELL.
For recovery of possession of a house and premises on the Gallows-hill, Cavan.
As only the house was in the original letting the “premises” were struck out and a decree for the house granted.

Andrew DEGNAN v. Philip M’LEAN and Thomas SHERIDAN.
For recovery of a small holding in Corranea Glebe.
Plaintiff alleged defendants were permissive occupants; defendants contended they were tenants.
The case was adjourned to allow another ejectment to be brought.

William DOBBIN v. Thomas MAYNE.
For overholding possession of a farm.

Defendant married against the consent of his mother, who now seeks to drive him and his wife from her house.
Mr. M’GAURAN said the young woman brought £150 fortune to the place. He suggested the matter be left to the landlord or agent.
Plaintiff refused; and his Lordship granted a decree to possession.

Mr. M’GAURAN – Your landlord is not satisfied with how you are treating your son, and he will serve you with a notice to quit.

_____ MORTON v. Henry MEE.
For recovery of possession of premises in Belturbet.
Mr. KNIGHT said the parties were relatives, and they had agreed to consent to a decree upon the condition that Messrs. Thomas CLARKE and Henry BEST ascertain what sum defendant should receive before the execution of the decree.
His Lordship granted a decree.

Thomas TILSON v. John M’KAY.
For overholding possession of a house.
As plaintiff did not appear the defendant was granted a dismiss.


John M’MAHON v. Michael HEEL and Bernard CLARKE.
For £5 – price of a calf willed by one Mary HEEL, who died nine years ago, to plaintiff’s daughter.
Defendant alleged they gave the calf to plaintiff shortly after the old woman’s death.
Plaintiff said the calf was given for the service of another of his children.
The case was dismissed.

November 15, 1878


COWLEY – HAMILTON – Nov 11, at Cavan Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. James CARSON, assisted by the Rev. Mr. M’CHLEERY, Cootehill, Joseph Cowley, Surveyor, to Anne Jane, second daughter of William L. Hamilton, Merchant Tailor, Wesley-st., Cavan.

BABINTON – LE FANU – Nov. 12, at Killdallon Church, Belturbet, by the Rev. W. CREEK, Incumbent, assisted by the Rev. Richard BABINGTON, brother of the bridegroom. David R. Babington, Moviday Rectory, county Cork, to Mary Charlotte Elizabeth (Dolly), eldest daughter of P. LeFanu, Esq., Carn Cattage (sic), Belturbet.


ROBERTS – Nov. 8, at Lake View, Bailieborough, Martha Roberts, relict of the late Andrew Roberts, aged 70 years.


Mr. Thomas YOUNG, of Monaghan, has been appointed Governor of Cavan Bridewell.

ULSTER BANK. – We have much pleasure in announcing that Mr. A. C. BURROWS, Cashier, Ulster Bank, Cavan, has been appointed to the Managership of the Longford Branch.

We are glad to hear that at the recent examinations in Dungannon Royal School, Master William SNEYD MOORE, second son of Dr. Mark Moore, of this town, obtained first junior scholarship, value £50 – i e £25 a year for two years. Some time since the Doctor’s eldest son, Mark C. MOORE, obtained similar distinction at Foyle College, Derry.


On last Monday evening a married woman named Fanny CLARKE, when returning home from Bailieborough market, was accidently (sic) thrown from a cart a short distance from town. It appears that deceased was driving a horse and cart on the Virginia road, when the animal turned suddenly at a cross road and capsized the car. The woman was taken up dead.


Hugh CAREY, alias REILLY, a native of Derrylurgan, near Ballyjamesduff, was arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary at Ballyjamesduff on the 4th inst, charged with threatening to shoot John PACKAVANCE, and also with having murdered Sergeant SERVELL, of the Lancashire police, at St. Helens, on the 1st Nov. inst. The accused was taken into custody just as he arrived at his mother’s house. He has been transmitted to St Helens, where he has been identified by twelve persons.

(Before T. THOMPSON, W. BABINGTON, and J. F. VERNON, Esqs.)

John SMITH, Peter CUNDELAN, Mat TIERNEY, Ellen FLYN, Thomas REILLY and Daniel REILLY, were fined for drunkenness.

Patrick REILLY, Hugh REILLY, Bernard COSTELLO, Bernard CORRIGAN, Thomas LEDDY, Patrick KIERNAN and Francis MAYNE were fined 1s each and costs for not having their names on their carts.

James CALLIGHAN was charged with assaulting a man named M’GIVNEY.
He was fined £2 and £1 costs.

Constable DUFFY summoned William M’CAVASH for leaving his horse and cart at Mr LOUGH’s door without a person in charge.
Defendant (who is in Mr BURROWE’s employment) said he went inside for a bag of meal; and was only a short time away.
He was fined 1s and costs.


Dear Mr. Leech,-

We desire to convey to you an expression of the sympathy we have felt with you and your family in the pain and indignation caused you by the late slanderous attack upon your good name.

We beg you to accept the enclosed as a proof of this our brotherly sympathy, and of our wish to bear with you the burden of the expenses of your legal proceedings.

We remain your faithful Brethren in Christ,



John M. MASSY –


Beresford, Dean


Samuel SHONE,





Thomas MOORE

















Thomas JEBB


William CREEK, Treasurer and Sec.



I have received your kind letter of sympathy and valuable enclosure with deep feelings of gratitude and thankfulness.

The annoyance and trouble to which you refer and which have been the occasion of calling forth such a manifestation of brotherly love and generosity, have now happily passed away, but the sympathy and kindness I received from all classes and parties during that short season have left a profound and enduring impression.

I am, my Lord Bishop and brethren, with respect and affection.

Very truly yours,
Robert Leech.

November 22, 1878


MOORE – Nov. 18, at her residence, 61 Wellington-road, Dublin, after a short illness, to the inexpressible grief of her family, Dorathea CALBECK MOORE, widow of the late Edward Moore, Esq., J.P., of the Bawn, county Tyrone.


We are happy to hear that the Very Rev. the Dean of the Chapel Royal, has kindly promised to visit Cavan, in connection with the above valuable organization. He has arranged to deliver an address on the subject of Temperance in the Protestant Hall, Cavan, on the evening of Wednesday, the 4th of December. Dean DICKENSON is well known as one of the ablest and most energetic advocates of this important movement in Ireland; and we feel sure that large numbers will avail themselves of the opportunity of hearing his address.

The Rev. Alexander M’CLINCHIE, of Armagh presbytery, has accepted a call from the congregation of Kells.


Constable Hamilton summoned Michael Byrne for drunkenness.
He was fined 1s. 6d. and costs.

Edward CONNOLLY was charged with like.
Fined 5s and costs.

Sub-Constable SCULLY preferred a similar charge against Pat SMITH.
Fined 1s 6d and costs.

Constable Judge summoned Michael SHEILS, of Butlersbridge, for having on the 14th of November, removed a horse, his property, from a back house where a bullock had been suffering from pleuro-pneumonia, said house and premises having been declared an infected district, in accordance with the provisions of the Cattle Diseases (Ireland) Act.

Mr. ARMSTRONG appeared for defendant.

Complainant produced the certificate of the Veterinary Inspector that a case of pleuro-pneumonia existed amongst defendant’s stock; and an order declaring defendant’s place to be an “infected district,” from which animals could not be removed for fifty-six days from the 9th of November.

Mr. Armstrong required proof of the documents, or the attendance of the veterinary Inspector.

Complainant said the Act did not require either.

In reply to their Worships he said he saw defendant’s horse in the stable with the sick bullock; afterwards he saw defendant riding him up the street; he spoke to him, and he returned home again.

Mr. Armstrong said the Sub-Inspector told Mr. Sheils he might remove the horse if he liked.

Upon referring to the Act their Worships found horses were not included in the list of animals not to be removed, and

The case was nilled.

Same v. Same.

For permitting three heifers, which had been confined in the next house to where the bullock was ill, to wander along the public road.

Constable Judge proved the case.

Mr. Armstrong said defendant was from home and his son was left in charge of the cattle; they broke out on him; they were only a few minutes on the road.

Constable Judge said the bullock was ordered to be slaughtered and buried; he does not know if the orders of the Inspector were carried out; he heard they stoned the animal to death; policemen are prohibited by the rules of the force from being present to see the animals killed; Mrs. Shiels sent for him to see the hold they had dug for the bullock; he saw it and it was only eighteen inches deep; he did not go back again to see if they had made it six feet.

Mr. Philip SMITH, of Derrygarra, said defendant’s residence adjoined his farm, and it would be a serious matter if the disease would be allowed to extend; defendant’s heifers were fully twenty minutes on the road; defendant had removed his dungheap since his place was declared to be “infected,” although the Act of Parliament strictly prohibited the like; the animals allowed on the road were kept quite convenient to the sick bullock.

Mr. Armstrong denied that the bullocks had been stoned to death. As this was the first case under the Act he hoped they would deal mercifully with his client, who acted in ignorance of the law.

Mr. Sanderson said it would be a very serious matter if the disease would be allowed to spread, as two-thirds of the value of the animals slaughtered would be paid by the rate-payers of the union.

After some consultation their Worships decided upon inflicting a fine of £10.

Mr. Armstrong hoped the Constabulary would not prosecute Mr. Sheils for removing the dung.

Mr. Thompson said the magistrates would make no rule in the matter.

Constable DOLAN summoned John FARRELL and Patt KELLY for fighting with each other.
They were fined 2s 6d each.

Acting-constable ATWOOD summoned Thomas BRADY and John M’CABE for drunkenness.
They were fined 1s 6d for each and costs.

Sub-Constable HEENAN summoned John REILLY for being drunk and disorderly.
He was sent to gaol for fourteen days.

Sub-constable ROBINSON also charged REILLY assaulting him and tearing his coat while in custody.
Ordered to be further imprisoned for one month.

Sub-constable KANE summoned John MULLEN for drunkenness.
He was fined 1s 6d and costs.

Michael REILLY summoned Philip REILLY for £4 wages up to 12th November.

As complainant misconducted himself their Worships deducted £1 from his wages, and gave a decree for the balance.

Constable HICKEY charged Owen COYLE and John F. BYRNE, with assaulting James GAFFNEY and Thomas GALLIGAN, on the 22nd of October last, on the road from Cavan to Crosskeys.

SMALL-POX IN KILBEGGAN. – This terrible disease broke out in Kilbeggan in August last, and its existence there had a most injurious effect on the trade of the town. It is therefore a pleasure to be able to state that the sickness is now on the wane. No fresh cases occurred this week, and the five people in the district are under Dr. BARRI (sp?)’s care.

(Before Captain WARING, R.M., Hugh K. SIMPSON, Esq., J.P., and James SMALL, Esq., J.P.,)

Mary MEEHAN charged Ellen and Anne SMITH with assaulting her daughter at Seefin, on the 5th Oct. last.

Abraham WADE said he saw Mrs. Meehan first take hold of one of the defendants; both struggled and used bad language.

The case was dismissed.


Bridget DRUM charged James DRUM, her son, with violence and attempt to strike complainant with a candlestick.

Defendant did not appear in court and the bench ordered the case to stand adjourned.

Andrew CLARKE charged John PLUNKETT, Ladoonigan, with an assault on the 4th inst.

Complainant said he was standing at Philip CARROLL’s corner in Bailieborough, on the evening of the 4th inst., when complainant without any provocation struck him on the head with a stick.

A witness named Edward CLARKE said he was present when the blow was given; he caught hold of the stick; complainant was not cut by the blow.

The bench ordered defendant to pay £1 with costs, or in default 14 days imprisonment.


Hugh BOW charged Mary BROWNLOW with an assault.

Complainant said he lived as a servant with defendant’s father. Defendant was constantly in bad temper with him. On the occasion complained of defendant dragged him about and struck him with a stool.

Defendant said complainant threatened her and attempted to strike her with a pair of pothooks.

The case was dismissed.

Rose Anne MEEHAN summoned Anne SMITH for an assault committed on 5th ult.

Terence MEEHAN said he saw defendant follow Anne Smith; she threw her down and trampled on her.

The bench cautioned defendant and fined her in 1s with costs.

The Queen at the prosecution of Head-Constable KELLY v. George SMITH for an assault on Matthew SMITH.

Mary CLARKE was called as witness in the case. She said she remembered being in Patrick CLARKE’s public house in Bailieborough, on the evening of the 7th inst.; heard glass breaking inside the shop; saw Mathew SMITH there, he was bleeding. A man named Bryan CLARKE led him out of the shop. Witness did not see any one strike Smith.

The case was dismissed.


Head-Constable KELLY charged Samuel DONEGAN, Cavan, with being drunk while in charge of two horses and a carriage, containing two females and two children, in Bailieborough, on the evening of the 11th inst.

Defendant did not appear.

Sub-Constable EAKINS said when defendant was arrested a bottle was found in his pocket; it contained a little spirits. Defendant was drunk at the time.

Ordered one month’s imprisonment with hard labour.

Same against Pat KING for drunkenness on the 4th inst.

King was only half-crowned on this occasion.

Sub-Constable M’ENTEE summoned Terence CLARKE, James NULTY, and Peter CORKIN for drunkenness.

Nulty was fined 5s and costs; Clarke and Corkin fined 2s 6d and costs.

Sub-Constable ADAMS summoned Michael CLARKE, Bryan M’MAHON, and Mary FITZSIMMONS for drunkenness on the 11th inst.

The usual fines were imposed.

Constable DUNDASS summoned Edward CAROLAN for being drunk.

Fined 1s with costs.

Sub-Constable GOULDING summoned Lawrence GARGAN for drunkenness.

Fined 5s with costs.


Cork, Saturday.

The American papers received in Cork on Saturday give particulars of two extraordinary robberies which had been effected in New York. One was the robbery of the Manhattan Savings Bank, already briefly telegraphed, and the other was the robbery at the residence of a lady named Mrs. Clarence OGDEN, in Fifth-street. Mrs. Ogden keeps a fashionable boarding house, and about 20 boarders live in the house. Notwithstanding the large number of occupants, a robbery of great daring was effected on the night of the 29th inst. Mrs. Ogden’s apartments on the ground floor were entered by two men shortly after 11. Mrs. Ogden was awakened by the noise, but she was immediately seized, and her face was covered with a towel permeated with chloroform. She struggled until she became unconscious. In the morning it was found the robbers had decamped with 800 dols in money and two valuable diamond rings taken from Mrs. Ogden’s hand. The robbers were masked. The robbery of the Manhattan Bank was one of the most daring and well planned robberies ever committed in the States. Nearly three million dollars in cash and sureties were removed from the strong room of the bank on the morning of Sunday the 27th. The robbers who were masked, must have measured the time exactly between the departure of the night watchman and the opening on Sunday morning of a barber’s shop close by, as the only safe interval in which to do any hammering without attracting attention. The burglars carried away 2,747,700 dollars in bonds and 11,000 dols. in cash. The numbers of the bonds are known, and it is not believed the robbers will profit largely from the crime, beyond the amount of the cash extracted. The janitor of the bank, who, with his wife and mother-in-law were surprised by the robbers, and compelled, under threats, to give up the keys, states that a few minutes pas six he was aroused by a scream from his mother-in-law, and the next thing was that five or six men entered the room. Their faces were covered with handkerchiefs. He and the woman were seized and handcuffed, a man being placed in charge of each, with a revolver in hand, and compelled them through threats of shooting them to keep quiet. Another of the gang then sat down before the janitor and compelled him, under threats, not only to give up the keys, but to surrender the secrets of the combinations of opening the vault. Three or four of the men then disappeared, and remained absent three hours. Shortly after nine-o’clock one of those below came up stairs and whispered to those in the room, after which the latter left, first locking the door. The janitor soon afterwards learned that the robbers had left and gave the alarm. It was found the out door of the vault was opened. The safe had been forced by means of jimmies and a powerful sledge hammer. There were left behind a number of burglar’s implements, which bore evidence of severe usage. It seems curious that though the owner of the barber’s shop was up that Sunday morning at 6:35, and opened his place of business, nothing had attracted his attention in the bank. At latest accounts no trace of the robbery had been discovered by the police.

November 29, 1878


ALEXANDER – Nov. 21, at Eonish Island, Killashandra, the residence of her cousin, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Charles Alexander, steward at Castlehamilton.

ARMSTRONGE – November 26, at Mount Huling’s, Sandymount, Dublin, the Rev. James ARMSTRONGE, for thirty-five years the much respected minister of Castleraghan parish, County Cavan, in his 85th year.

M’NESS – Nov. 22, at Kilkeel, county Down, Lydia Frances, widow of the late James M’Ness, Esq., Sub-Inspector Royal Irish Constabulary.

FINNEGAN – Nov. 24th, at Ricehill, Crossdoney, regretted by all who knew him, Patrich (?) Finnegana, Esq., aged 52.

ROSS – Nov. 26, at Cootehill, Mr. Robert Ross, for nearly 30 years teacher of the Presbyterian National School.

We beg to remind our readers of the Lecture on the subject of Temperance, to be delivered in the Protestant Hall, Cavan, on Wednesday next, at 8 o’clock, p.m., by the Very Rev. the Dean of the Chapel Royal. On the kind invitation of the Bishop of Kilmore, Dean DICKENSON is to meet several of the Clergy of the Diocese at Kilmore House, early that day, to confer with them on the best means of advancing the Temperance cause. We hope much practical good will result from the Dean’s visit to Cavan.


Thomas KENNEDY and James GAFFNEY were charged with fighting.
The case was adjourned for a week.

Bernard BRADY preferred a charge of assault against James MULLIGAN.
A person proved that Mulligan had gone away before the summons was served.
Adjourned also.

Mr. DEVERELL, County Surveyor, summoned Jas. CUSACK and his sureties for neglecting to keep his contract road in repair.
Defendant was allowed 14 days to put the road in proper order.

Sarah M’AVELEY summoned James DALE for embezzling £1.
From the evidence it appeared that she sent Dale to get a £1 note changed; when he came back he asked her to lend him the money for a fortnight which she consented to do.
The case was nilled.
Defendant promised to pay the young women as soon as he could.

John FITZPATRICK summoned Mr. T. KIERNAN for £1 – one week’s wages ending 19th October.
Complainant said he was engaged in Mr. Kiernan’s tobacco factory at £1 per week; Mr. Kiernan turned him off in the middle of the week without notice.
Mr. Kiernan said he went away himself because he had changed his foreman.
The case was dismissed.

Jane DARBY summoned Daniel DARCY for overholding possession of a house in Cavan.
A receipt was produced which proved that John Darcy, who is in America, is the tenant.
The case was dismissed.

John RORKE summoned John MULLEN for trespass of cattle.
Fined 12s and costs.

Phill MAGUIRE summoned Thomas Ownes (sic) for 11s 9d balance of car-hire.

A young man named SMITH from Kilnaleck was remanded for a week, on a charge of cattle stealing.


Mrs. ARMSTRONG, Erskine Terrace, begs to acknowledge with thanks the following sums received in aid of the Stewart Institution:-

Name £ s d
Robert BURROWES, Esq. 1 1 0
Captain SAUNDERSON 1 1 0
F. G. DEVERELL, Esq. 1 1 0
Samuel SAUNDERSON, Esq. 1 1 0
Major SAUNDERSON 1 0 0
James HAMILTON, Esq. 0 10 6
Captain LESLIE, Cavan Regt. 0 10 6
Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq. 0 10 6
Dr. MALCOMSON 0 10 6
The Bishop of Kilmore 0 10 6
Mrs. LESLIE, Coravahn 0 10 6
J. C. DICKIE, Esq. 0 10 6
J. J. BENNISON, Esq. 0 5 0
Joseph D. GRIER, Esq. 0 5 0
Dr. MEASE 0 5 0
Rev. W. CREEK 0 5 0
Archdeacon of Kilmore 0 5 0
Mrs. CLEMENTS 0 5 0
John G. TATLOW, Esq. 0 5 0
James HARTLEY, Esq. 0 5 0
Mathew LOUGH, Esq. 0 5 0
Rev. J. C. MARTIN 0 1 6
Rev. H. MARTIN 0 1 0
Miss YOUNG 0 1 0


Portadown, Saturday.

A few days ago Sir William VERNER was waited upon by a number of gentlemen representing the tenant farmer interest for the purpose of requesting him to allow himself to be put forward as a candidate at the next election. The deputation was graciously received, and Sir William at once promised to stand in the tenant-right interest. A short time previous to this the Grand Lodge of the County Armagh met in solemn conclave, and passed a resolution which expressed the determination of the Orangemen of the county to stand by Mr. E. W. VERNER, the present member. The intention of Sir William Verner to oppose his uncle created great consternation in the Orange ranks, and accordingly a deputation, headed by Major BLACKER, J.P., D.L.; Rev. Thomas ELLIS, Killylea; Mr. Thomas G. PEEL (coroner), Rev. C. H. IRVINE, and several other prominent Orangemen waited upon Sir William yesterday, at Churchill, for the purpose of inducing him to forego his intention. Great was the surprise of the gentlemen to find the representatives of the press present. They informed Mr. CROSLEE (Sir William’s agent) that they desired the interview to be private, but he (Mr. Crosslee) informed them, by direction of Sir William, that as the previous deputation had been received publicly, he did not see why he should treat the present one differently. The deputation withdrew, refusing Sir William’s invitation to luncheon.

SHOCKING SUICIDE NEAR GILFORD. – On Sunday last, a woman named GREENFIELD, the wife of a foreman employed in one of the Gilford mills, while on a visit to a neighbour’s house in the townland of Kernan, committed suicide by throwin (sic) herself into a well, thirty feet deep in which she was drowned.

On Thursday evening, at, it is supposed, about seven o’clock, a carpenter named John LARKIN was killed near Lisdoonvarna by a fall from a bicycle. Death was caused by the sharp end of a file which he carried in his pocket entering the groin and wounding the famoral (sic) artery. No one was near to help, and the poor fellow died on the road side. The remains were

An awfully sudden death occurred in the Lady-lane police station, in Waterford, on Sunday morning. Mounted Sub-constable Charles CALLAN, who was on duty on Saturday evening, retired to bed at his usual hour in good health. On Sunday morning, about five o’clock, one of his room mates who heard him muter strangely, and thought he was labouring under a fit, arose, and struck a light. As soon as he had done so Callon sat upright in his bed, and immediately fell headlong on the floor, exclaiming, “I am dying.” When lifted he was dead. Death is attributed to heart disease.

"A good story is told, as a hint to the Glasgow detectives in their search for the absconded bank director. Not long since, it is said, a celebrated criminal escaped from Ireland in a ventilated coffin. The coffin was driven in a hearse to the steamer, and the detectives, who were closely examining every passenger on board, actually helped to place the coffin in the ship, little thinking it contained the object of their search."

In the Goods of
JOSEPH CLARKE, Late of Bailieborough,
In the County of Cavan, Medical Doctor, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the statute 22nd and 23rd Vic., Chap. 35, intituled (sic) “An Act to further amend the law of property and to relieve trustees,” that all persons claiming to be creditors or otherwise to have any claims or demands upon or against the Estate of said deceased, who died on the 10th day of April, 1878, are hereby required, on or before the 1st day of January, 1879, to furnish in writing the particulars of such claims to William Mahaffy, Solicitor for Executrix, or to Mrs. Eliza CLARKE, of Bailieborough, county Cavan, widow, and sole Executrix of the will of said Deceased, to whom probate was granted forth of the Principal Registry of the Probate and Matrimonial Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, on the 6th day of June, 1878; and notice is hereby given, that the said Executrix will, after the 1st day of January, 1878, proceed to distribute the assets of said Deceased, having regard only to the claims of which she shall then have notice.

Dated this 13th day of November, 1878.
WILLIAM MAHAFFY, Solicitor for said Eliza Clarke,
The Executrix, No. 8, Eden Quay, Dublin, and Bexcourt, Baileborough, Co. Cavan.


In the Goods of
MRS. SUSANNA SLACKE, late of Marshwood, Ballymagauran,
in the County of Cavan, widow, deceased.

Pursuant to an Act passed in the 22nd and 23rd years of the reign of her present Majesty Queen Victoria, cap 35, entitled “An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to Relieve Trustees,” Notice is hereby given, that all persons being creditors of, or otherwise having any claims upon or against the estate of Mrs. Susanna SLACKE, late of Marshwood, Ballymagauran, in the county of Cavan, widow, deceased, who died on the 21st day of March, 1878, at same place, and of whose will Probate was granted forth of the Principal Registry of the Probate and Matrimonial Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, on the 7th day of November, 1878, to Miss Matilda Emily SLACKE, of Marshwood, in the county of Cavan, aforesaid, the sole executrix in said will named, are hereby required to furnish particulars of their several claims to the said executrix, or to me, the undersigned, as her solicitor, on or before the 1st day of January, 1879.

And take further Notice, that after the expiration of such time the said executrix will distribute the assets of the said testator, having regard only to the claims of which she will then have had notice.

Dated this 18th day of November, 1878.
WILLIAM JAMES M’COY, Solicitor for
Said Executrix, 3 Palace street, Dublin.

A GOOD PLAIN COOK wants a situation, or would go as housemaid. Can be well recommended. Is a Protestant. Please address Jane FOSTER, Cavan.

I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that I have this day received a notification from THOMAS COLLOT, Esq., Local Government Board Auditor, that he will attend at the Grand Jury Room, Court-house, Cavan, on Tuesday, the 10th day of December next, at the hour of Ten o’clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of auditing my Public Accounts for the periods following Spring and Summer Assizes, 1878.

Secretary of the county
Cavan Grand Jury
Secretary of Grand Jury’s Office,
Court-house, Cavan, 19th November, 1878.

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