Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

October 4, 1878


CAMPBELL - September 27, at 13, Waterloo Place, Dublin, the wife of Rev. Edward F. Campbell, Lower Kilmore, Cavan, of a daughter.


GARRETT - LANG - Oct. 2, by special license, at No. 1, Glenfield Place, Belfast, by the Rev. John SPENCE, B.A., Re3ctor of the Mariners' Church, Wm. Garrett, Belfast, to Fannie CLARKE, second daughter of the late Alex. Lang, Belturbet.

BETTY - WARREN - Sept. 26, at St. Nicholas' Church,Galway, by the Rev. George STUDDERT, Rector of Ardee, assisted by the Rev. J. W. HALLOWELL, Rector of Oranmore, Thomas Betty, Manager, Ulster Bank, Arva to Martha Jessie, third daughter of the late Augustus O. Warren.


LINDSAY - Oct. 1, at 121 Quay, Waterford, Charlotte, youngest daughter of the Rev. William Lindsay, Methodist minister, Newry, aged 16 years deeply regretted.

SCOTT - Oct. 3, at Corlespratten, Mr. William Scott, in his 65th year. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord," &c., Rev. xiv., 13.

BURROWES - Oct. 2, at Stradone House, Helena Mary, infant daughter of Robert James and Ella Burrowes, aged 15 months.



The Constabulary had five persons summoned for drunkenness, who were fined in small sums, and about thirty of the small farmers for not having their names on their carts.
They were fined 1s each and costs.


Constable DUFFY summoned Mr. David BROWNLOW for not having his name on his cart.

Mr. Brownlow said his name was on it in large letters that could be read three perches off.

Constable Duffy said it was, but he could not read it.

Mr. Brownlow said he had it outside the Courthouse for the inspection of their worships.

Head-Constable O'MEARA was sent out to look at it. Upon returning he said the name was on the cart and could be easily read, but it appeared as if it had been recently cleaned up.

Mr. Brownlow said the cart had been drawing dung before being sent into Cavan with a load of butter. He had done nothing to it but simply to wash it.

Constable Duffy said he asked the driver to point out the name but he could not.

Mr. Thompson - Perhaps the boy wasn't a good scholar.

Mr. Dillon, R.M., suggested they inflict a fine of a penny.

Mr. Brownlow denied there was any necessity for any one to point out the name. It was quite visible.

The case was dismissed.


Sub-Constable HEENAN preferred two charges against a small farmer named James FARRELLY - 1st, for not having his name on his cart; and 2nd, for taking out the horse and leaving the cart on the street.

For the first offence he was fined 1s and costs.

Mr. Thompson said they would fine him 1s and costs for the obstruction.

Mr. Moore - You are only making a farce of the law.

Mr. Thompson - But he has been fined 1s already.

Mr. Moore - Let it be 2s 6d and costs.

This was agreed to; and the law prevented from being made a farce at the expense of poor Farrelly.

James LEE summoned Edward LAMB for 7s 6d.

Lee said he found Lamb bleeding after being beaten by his family; he went for a doctor and priest for him, and stopped up all night with him, for which he promised to pay him; his daughter also attended Mrs. Lamb during illness.

Lamb denied having employed Lee, and stated his daughter sat up on night with his wife, for which he gave her 2s 6d and share of some refreshments.

Their worships suggested that Lamb give Lee 2s 6d.

The Chairman said they had received the opinion of the Law Adviser in the case of Constable DOLAN and Mrs. KENNEDY and others, tried on Monday, the 16inst. The case had been submitted to the complainant and Mr. ARMSTRONG on behalf of defendants before being sent forward. He would read them.


James DOLAN, Constable, complainant; Mary Anne KENNEDY, hotel-keeper, defendant.

That complainant made information on oath against the defendant as follows: - That on the night of 2nd Sept., 1878, about 15 minutes past 11 o'clock I found the licensed premises of the defendant, Mrs. Mary Anne Kennedy, situate in Cavan, in the county of Cavan, open, and several persons in a room in said licensed premises, and who appeared to be drinking or to have been recently drinking therein, and three of said persons were neither inmates or lodges therein or bona fide travelers or guests of the defendant. That the complainant caused defendant to be summoned to answer the complaint in said information and also caused three of the persons so found in said licensed premises to be summoned.

Constable Dolan summoned the three persons found in the Motel for that defendants, on night of 2nd Sept., 1878, at 15 minutes past 11 o'clock, and were found in a room in the licensed premises of Mrs. Mary Anne Kennedy, situate in Cavan, in county of Cavan, they not being lodgers therein or bona fide travelers, or inmates therein, or guests of the said Mary Anne Kennedy.

That the closing hour for licensed premises in Cavan on week days is 10 o'clock, p.m.

Constable Dolan, the complainant, was re-sworn, and examined; deposed to that which he already stated in his information made against Mrs. Kennedy, and gave further evidence as to hearing the order given for the drink immediately before he entered the hotel.

He also deposed as to finding the other three defendants in a room in the said hotel in the act of drinking or recently drinking therein, on the night and at the hour mentioned in the said information.

John Waters GRIFFITH, examined; stated that he was a commercial traveler staying at Mrs. Kennedy's hotel; that some time after 9 o'clock on the night mentioned he had asked the three latter defendants to the hotel; they went into the commercial room, that they had no drink then, but passed on to the billiard room to have a game; and on their return from the billiard room about 11 o'clock he (witness) asked the said defendants to have a liquor; that the drink got was ordered by witness as a lodger staying at the hotel to treat the said defendants as his guests.

Thomas MORAN, examined; deposed as to bringing the drink.

Constable Dolan, the complainant, asked for convictions against Mrs. Kennedy and the other three defendants.

Mr. Armstrong, solicitor for Mrs. Kennedy and the other defendants submitted that Mrs. Kennedy had a right to supply drink ordered by a lodger to treat his guests though such was during prohibited hours, and that the other defendants being guests of such lodger were not liable to any penalty.

The Law Adviser's directions requested, and who will please answer the following queries for the guidance of the magistrates:-

1. Has Mrs. Kennedy as hotel-keeper the right to supply drink during prohibited hours to a lodger for the use of the guests of such lodger?

2. Are persons found upon licensed premises during prohibited hours liable to a penalty though the guests of a lodger staying in such licensed premises?


23rd September, 1878.

GENTLEMEN,- I am directed by the Lords Justices to inform you that your letter of the 16th instant, relative to the case of Constable Dolan v. Mrs. Kennedy and others, having been submitted to the Law Adviser, he has given the following opinion thereon:- "Assuming that the Justices believe the evidence for the defence in this case, there was no sale of intoxicating liquor to any person except a lodger, though the sale was not an offence; permitting the consumption of the liquor was a contravention of 35 and 36 Vic., c. 94 sec. 78, and I am of opinion that the presence on licensed premises of the three persons named who were not lodgers was also an offence. They were liable to removal under 3 & 4 Sm. IV., c. 68 sec. 15, and 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c. 38 sec 6, and not being "inmates, servants, lodgers, or bona fide travelers,' they were in my opinion liable to conviction under 37 & 38 Vic., c. 69 sec 27, though guests of a lodger. There was, however, apparently in this instance no serious or wilful violation of the law, and it would appear to me to be worthy of the Justices' consideration whether a dismissal without prejudice, and without costs would not meet the justice of the case; Mrs. Kennedy being particularly cautioned that she must be careful to warn guests of her lodgers not to remain after closing hours, and must decline to supply liquor for their use, or to permit the consumption of liquor by them after hours in the future."

I am,
Your Obedient Servant,
The Magistrates at Petty Sessions, Cavan.

Mr. Thompson said the magistrates were unanimous in dismissing the summons against all the defendants.



To the Editor of The Cavan Weekly News.
Danesfort, September 30th.

SIR: I am very glad to notice by your paper of the 27th inst that a movement has been set on foot to mark the appreciation felt by the public for the civility and unvarying attention shown by Mr. HARRIS and the assistants employed by Mr. FAY in Cavan Post-Office. I will be happy to subscribe, and as soon as a treasurer is named I will send a donation.

Yours very faithfully,
William H. STONE


Presentation to Rev. M. B. CROZIER, M.A.

The annual soiree in connection with the congregation of St. Stephen's Free Church, Belfast was held on Friday evening in the school-room adjoining the church. There was a very large attendance, every seat in the spacious building being occupied at the time announced for the commencement of the proceedings - eight o'clock. More than usual interest was centered in the present anniversary of St. Stephen's, the members of the congregation having arranged to make it the occasion of a valedictory entertainment to the Rev. Mervyn B. Crozier, M.A., the respected curate of the parish, on his removal from Belfast to Dublin. The school-room in which the soiree took place was decorated in a very artistic manner with evergreens and flowers, the taste and handiwork displayed being much admired by the large assemblage. Over the platform the word "Farewell" was conspicuously wrought in evergreens, along the side-wall of the building were displayed the words "The God of love and peace be with you." The Rev. Richard IRVINE, M.A., Rector of Stephen's, presided; and amongst those on the platform were:- Rev. J. B. Crozier, M.A.; Rev. M. B. Crozier, M.A.; Captain COX, R.N.; Messrs. T. TRIPP, W. T COATES, W.C.; John FORSYTHE John McGEE, J. R. M'CONNELL, &c.


A dispatch received at Cincinnati, on the 16th ult., from Texas, states that the eight children of George LYNCH - the eldest 17 years of age - living at Hockley, Texas, were murdered on Friday night by an unknown person. Lynch, the father, was awakened by a pistol-shot, the ball striking him in the breast. He sprang up and saw a masked man standing in the middle of the room, pointing a pistol at him; another shot was fired, and Lynch fell unconscious. When he recovered he found himself in the lane outside of the premises. The assassin, thinking Lynch was dead, seized a hatchet and proceeded to put the witnesses of his crime out of the way after which he set fire to the house. The destracted (sic) father regained consciousness only to see his house burn and fall in on the bodies of his murdered children. The bodies were afterwards exhumed and an inquest held. Several of the skulls showed hatchet-marks. Lynch it is thought, will recover. Suspicion rests upon a young man named BOATWARE, with whom Lynch had had a quarrel.

DIPHTHERIA AND SCARLATINA IN LURGAN AND PORTADOWN. - LURGAN, FRIDAY. - The above diseases are now very rife in these neighbourhoods. Two children named LAWTHER, aged 13 and 15 years, died in Dollingstown on Wednesday, after a few hours' illness, from diphtheria, having succumbed to the disease before Dr. OLPHERTS was able to reach there. Several schools in Portadown and in this vicinity are closed owing to the number of children suffering from scarlatina. On Thursday the Lurgan Guardians considered it necessary to require the attendance of Dr. BROWNRIGG., Moira medical officer, to see if any and what course should be adopted to allay the disease.

THE FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR CLOUGH. - On Tuesday evening last an inquest was held by William RAPHAEL, Esq., coroner, and a jury, on view of the body of a respectable farmer named James M'CLEARY, of Glenlesie, who met his death so suddenly on Saturday last, as already reported. Sub-Inspector SHAW was present during the holding of the investigation. After a number of witnesses had been examined, the jury were unanimous in returning a verdict of accidental death. Immediately after the finding of the jury, Samuel MINN, the owner of the horse and car, was discharged from custody.

The unveiling of the cross raised at Boolavogue, co. Wexford, to the memory of Father Murphy and the United Irishmen who fell there in '98, took place a few days ago. About 3,000 persons were present, but few of them were from the immediate neighbourhood, the threat of the Bishop having apparently produced a good effect. In Ferns every house was closed and the streets deserted.


At the Southern Divisional Police Court, Dublin, on Saturday, a respectable-looking woman, named Rosanna RYAN, residing at 18 Lower Camden-st. was brought before Dr. KAYE, Q.C., and charged by Inspector MANLEY with having, through negligence, been accessory to the death of her child, William RYAN, aged four years, who died at the Meath Hospital on Thursday evening.

Inspector Manley deposed that on Thursday he went to the house where the prisoner resided to make inquiry in reference to the case, and at the door he met the prisoner's father. When he went into the house the prisoner got out into a lane and ran away, and was near escaping, but he succeeded in arresting her in Charlemont-street. Mrs. HAWKINS, who was employed in the prisoner's house, which was owned by a Mr. DUNNE, provisions merchant, stated that on Thursday Mrs. Ryan went out of the house, leaving two children behind her. Witness was leaving the house at about half-past three o'clock and as she was going out the door she saw the two children at the door with matches in their hands. She took the matches from them, and put them into a press. When she returned at half-past 6 o'clock she found the child had been burned. Mrs. Ryan, when leaving, had asked her to look after the children, but witness said it would be better for her to stop in herself and mind them. Witness had checked the prisoner once before about leaving the children alone.

An intelligent little boy, named MOLLOY, stated that about half-past five o'clock in the afternoon he had heard great roaring in the house, and on running upstairs he found the child lying on a bed almost dead, with its clothes on fire. He succeeded in extinguishing the flames, and then ran to look for the prisoner. In about five minutes she came in and tried to take some of the things off the child and went out again, she was going for a doctor. She did not return for an hour and a half, and then she had the signs of drink upon her. In the meantime Mr. Ryan had come in and brought the child to Meath Hospital, where it died shortly after admission. The prisoner said the next morning that she was sorry for the child, and she supposed she would get into a hobble over it.

Inspector Manley said there had been a servant girl employed to attend on the children, but she had left, and could not be found.

Dr. Kaye said she should be got. He would remand the case for a week.

The prisoner made a piteous appeal to be allowed to go home and see her child and her father and husband tendered themselves as bail.

Dr. Kaye said he felt disposed to accept bail to the amount of £100.

Inspector Manley objected to the bail of the prisoner's father, as he blamed him for getting the prisoner out of the way on Thursday when he called to the house.

Dr. Kaye said that under the circumstances he would not say anything about bail until Inspector Manley had further investigated the case.

The prisoner was remanded.

October 11, 1878

BIRTH. MALCOMSON - October 8, at Kingscourt, the wife of J. R. Malcomson, of a son.

MARRIAGES. BETTY - WARREN - Sept. 26, at St. Nicholas' Church, Galway, by the Rev. George STUDDERT, A.M., Rector of Ardee, assisted by the Rev. J. W. HALLOWELL, Rector of Oranmore, Thomas Betty, Manager, Ulster Bank, Arva, to Martha Jessie, third-daughter of the late Augustus Offer Warren, Esq., Galway.

M'CORD and RUTLEDGE - Oct. 3, at Cavan Church, by the Ven. Archdeacon SHONE, John M'Cord of Clontark, Longford, to Eleanor, daughter of the late Foster Rutledge, Esq., Bawnboy.


CAFFREY - September 7, at New Orleans, La., Patrick Caffrey, a native of Carrick, county Cavan, aged 27 years.

COSTELLO - September 14, at No.l 207, East, 20th Street, New York, Catherine, widow of James Costello, a native of Ballyhaise, county Cavan, aged 85 years.

FARRELLY - September 17, at 336, East 36th Street, New York, John Farrelly, of the Parish of Mullagh, county Cavan, aged 46 years.

FITZSIMONS - September 10, at 400, East 4th Street, New York, Thos. Fitzsimons, a native of the parish of Annagelliffe, county Cavan, aged 68 years.

LEECH - October 8, at Drumlane Rectory, Belturbet, Robert HIRST (Bene), son of the Rev Robert Leech, aged 12 years.

M'MANUS - September 17, at 523, East 12th street, New York, Thomas McManus, of the parish of Drumlumin (sp?) county Cavan, aged 59 years.

MONTGOMERY - October 7, at Ballee, Ballymena, Helen HILL, wife of A. C. Montgomery, Resident Magistrate.


About twenty-four persons, principally small farmers, were summoned by the Constabulary for not having their names on their carts.
They were fined 1s each and costs.

James CONNER was fined 2s 6d and costs for allowing his cattle to wander on the public road.

Patrick FITZPATRICK was fined 1s and costs for like.

Patrick MARTIN was also fined 5s and costs for like.

James LEE, Joseph CURRAN, and Michael CONNOLLY were fined 2s 6d each for drunkenness.


The Rev. Henry GRATTAN MOORE, A.B., has been appointed to the curacy of Ballymoney, parish of Down. The Rev. Joseph POTTER, of Drumlease, Diocese of Kilmore, has been nominated to the incumbency of the Free Church Derry, and has accepted the appointment.


Liverpool, Tuesday. A gale of unusual violence sprang up at Liverpool on Monday, and continued to blue with great severity until yesterday morning. The brigantine Reaper, coal-laden, left Garston at 8 o'clock on Monday morning, for Dublin, in tow of the steam tug Liverpool. The owners of the latter received a telegram yesterday from Ramsey, Isle of Man, where the tug had put in for refuge, stating that in the night a heavy gale sprang up during which the Reaper foundered, all on board being drowned. The unfortunate vessel was owned in Dublin.


A woman named Catherine IRVINE was poisoned at Kildysart, county Clare, on Wednesday last, and she now having recovered consciousness states to the police that the poison was administered to her forcibly, the elder of two servants employed at the Commercial Hotel there having held her whilst the other servant forced a draught down her throat.

DISTURBANCES IN BELFAST. Belfast, Sunday Night. This afternoon there was a renewal of the disturbances in Belfast in connection with the open air religious services held in front of the Custom House. Several preachers were in attendance. The singing of a hymn was commenced, whereupon a numerous body of roughs commenced to shout, cheer, and whistle, and also to sing songs. A numerous body of police in attendance dispersed them and chased them down the quays. Several arrests were made. The would-be preachers were Plymouth Brethren.

THE LATE JUDGE KEOGH. - The London correspondent of the Cork Examiner writes:- I am able to inform you that Judge KEOGH, a week before his death, and when he had recovered full possession of his mental faculties, had Father HEALY, P. P. Bray, instantly telegraphed for. The dying man expressed intense anxiety lest Father Healy should arrive too late, and was only calmed by the receipt of telegrams at every stage of the reverend gentleman's journey. Father Healy is the celebrated wit, and was Judge Keogh's most intimate friend before the judicial utterances were made which estranged him from all Catholics. The priest arrived in good time, administered the last offices, and remained with Judge Keogh to the last. The dying man declared himself maligned and misunderstood. He bequeathed £50 per annum to CURRAN, the valet whom he wounded.


Dr. WHYTE, city coroner, opened an inquest on Monday, at his court in Marlborough-street, Dublin, on the body of a man named Wm. MAGUIRE, who had recently returned from Buenos Ayres, where he had successfully carried on business as a sheep farmer. The body of deceased was found on Wednesday floating in the Liffey, opposite Lower Ormond quay. James Maguire, of Fairband, Strokestown, Roscommon, identified the body as that of his brother, who had recently returned from Buenos Ayres. Deceased was a bachelor, about thirty years of age. He had come home to see his family. Witness could not say whether he had intended to return to Buenos Ayres. In reply to the coroner, witness said he knew how much money deceased had. Mrs. Jane FLAHERTY, of 27, Bolton-street, deposed that the deceased came to lodge at her house on the 23rd September last, and he remained there till the 26th, when he left, and did not return. The coroner stated that he was informed deceased had been worth fifty thousand dollars (£10,000. At present some cheques and other property were not forthcoming, but no doubt they would be got. It was stated that a letter was found on the body of deceased intimating to him that his money was safe. The coroner asked Inspector FITZHARRIS whether there was any suspicion of foul play in the case? Inspector Fitzharris - No sir, so far. The inquest was then adjourned for further inquiry.

A PECULIAR ADVENTURE.- Monaghan, Tuesday.- Yesterday a very singular adventure occurred near Castleblayney. The facts are as follows:- A man named Thomas BURNS, a dealer in pigs, residing in the County Armagh, accompanied by two other men, left Castleblayney in a cart, and they were observed to be driving furiously. The parties were under the influence of drink, and on arriving at his own house, one of the men got off the cart. After a few munites (sic) delay, Burns and the other man started off in the direction of Calloville, driving rapidly. About eight o'clock in the evening the horse and cart came back the Castleblayney road without a driver, and, on arriving at Francis CASEY's house, Castleblayney, the horse stopped. On the cart being searched, Burns, was found lying with four pigs, and marks of blood on his whiskers. When he became sensible of his position, and able to reply to interrogations of the police, he stated that he had lost £55. He had £80 leaving home, £25 of which he lent, but he could not account for the remainder. The police are investigating the matter.

FATAL ACCIDENT IN TRALEE BAY - TWO LIVES LOST. Tralee, Monday. On Sunday evening four young men named Patrick ENRIGHT, John HOURAN, Timothy GALLIVAN, and Bryan IRWIN left Blennerfield in a very small boat, for the Samphires. The day was very fine, and they reached there in safety. On their return they put up a large sail, entirely too large for the size of the boat, and were going at great speed when suddenly a squall sank the boat and her little crew. This occurred opposite Kilfenura, and on the accident being observed a boat was at once dispatched to the spot where it occurred. Two of the men, Enright and Houran, were never seen to rise, and the other two, Gallivan and Irwin, struggled in the water until the boat came to their assistance and picked them up. On being brought ashore they were removed in a carriage to the residence of John HURLEY, Esq., J.P., Feint House, where they were hospitably received. The bodies of the drowned men, Houran and Enright, have not yet been found, and it is thought they never will.

October 18, 1878


DOBBS - MOORE - Oct. 16, at the parish Church, Cavan, by the Venerable the Archdeacon of Kilmore, brother-in-law of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Arthur M.DOBBVS, brother of the bridegroom, and the Rev. Henry G. MOORE brother of the bride, George C. Dobbs, Bombay Staff Corps., youngest son of Major-General Dobbs, Madras retired list, to Sophy de M. Moore, youngest daughter of the late Rev. William Prior Moore, A.M., Head Master, Royal School, Cavan.


MONTGOMERY - Oct. 13, at Dunaweel, Killeshandra, Mr. George Montgomery, aged 64 years.



At the late entrance examination in T.C.D.,l Mr. W. Morton MEE obtained 19th high place. We may observe that his answering in Science was considered remarkably good. According to the newspapers this has been the largest entrance since 1843, nearly double the usual number of candidates having presented themselves.

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

Sub-Inspector HUME summoned Robert PICKENS for 5s - twenty weeks contribution towards the maintenance of his two children in St. Joseph's Industrial School.
Defendant did not appear.
Mr. Thompson said Pickens asked him to adjourn the case for a week.

Same v. Denis BRADY for like.
Head Constable O'MEERA - This was paid today.
Mr. Thompson - Then strike it out.

Edward SMYTH summoned Ellen SMYTH for trespass of two goats on the 4th and 5th inst.
Complainant said they damaged his crop of cabbages; when he drove them home she gave him bad language.
Defendant denied the goats belonged to her. She admitted afterwards that she milked them for her own use.
Decreed for 4s and costs.

Mr.ARMSTRONG - Perhaps you will allow us extra costs.
Mr. Thompson - No.
Thomas HUMPHREYS charged Bernard McCAFFREY of Unshinagh, with being one of a party who beat him on the night of the 8th inst while he was returning from Cavan fair.
Defendant did not appear.
Mr. Thompson - I see his father in Court; a decenter man couldn't be found. Where is your son?
M'Caffrey - I don't know. He went away on Saturday.
Humphreys, whose head was bandaged, said he was going home on the night in question when defendant came up to him and they walked along the road for some time; defendant gave him a "foot" and threw him down; two men then came up and beat him with sticks; he did not know them; he shouted for mercy; he had no previous quarrel with defendant or the strange men.
Their worships took Humphrey's information and granted a warrant for the arrest of M'Caffrey.


Sub-Constable HYNES summoned Thomas MASTERSON for drunkenness. Fined 1s and costs.
Constable GILLIARD summoned Dr. James MATTHEWS for permiting (sic) his goats to wander on the public road.
Gilliard said he believed they broke out of the field.
Mr. Thompson complained that they gave him great annoyance.
Fined 2s and costs.

Same v. Margaret HESLIN for being drunk.
Constable Gilliard said defendant was just getting out of gaol.
Fined 10s 6d and costs or fourteen days in gaol.

Same v. Lawrence GALLIGAN for like.
Mr. Thompson - This is a very decent industrious man, and it is his first offence.
Fined 1s and costs.

Constable DUFFY summoned Mr. John M'DOWELL of Cauhoo, for not having his name on his cart.
Mr. M'Dowell said he was thirty-one years keeping house and he was never brought to a Court of Justice before. The cart in question was a new one. In his absence his son brought it to Cavan with some butter, but before doing so he fastened a label (produced) on the cart. (The label was a piece of a newspaper wrapper bearing Mr. M'Dowell's name in print.
Mr. Thompson - Was that on the cart?
Duffy - It was.
Mr. Thompson - Certainly it is not large enough for the requirement of the Act, but anyone could know by it who owned the cart. We will nill the summons.

Same V. Patt FARRELL.
Like complaint.
Farrell said he had his name in writing on the cart when complainant came up; he had since got a new label ready to put on.

Same v. Bernard REILLY.
Like complaint.
Defendant said the cart belonged to Mr. KENNEDY. He was in his employment, and was driving the cart for his master.

Same v. Mr. John FOSTER.
For permitting his ass to wander on the street.
Mr. Foster said some one left his yard gate open and the ass went out; when missed he sent a boy to look for him; in the meantime complainant found him.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Patt CULLEN.
For causing an obstruction with his jennet and cart in the street. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Patt WILSON.
Like complaint. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Edward MONAGHAN.
No name on his cart. Fined 1s and costs.

Cosntable DOLAN v. James LEE.
Like. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Michael REILLY.
Like. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Philip REILLY.
Like. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Bernard LYNCH.
Like. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Phill FITZPATRICK.
Drunkenness. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Bernard M'KIERNAN.
Like. Fined 1s and costs.

Sub-Constable Humphreys v. Bernard KELLY.
Like. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. John MURRAY.
Like. Fined 1s and costs.

Sub-Constable HEENAN v. Philip CUSACK.
No name on his cart. Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. William SCARLET. Like.
Defendant said the cart belonged to Mr. Humphreys. He was in his employment, and was driving the cart for his master.

Sub-Constable DONAGHY summoned William CRAWFORD for tying his ass to his cart while feeding.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Pat CONNOLLY.
Like - Fined 1s and costs.

(Crawford and Connolly came to Cavan every market morning for the purpose of selling their ware; as soon as they enter they unloose their asses, tie them to the carts and supply them with oats while they go to look for stables. This has been done for many years without being challenged before.)

Same v. Michael GALLIGAN. No name on cart.
Galligan said he was Mr. Edward Kemp's servant. The cart belonged to Mr. Kemp.
The case was nilled.

Sub-Constable BELL v. Terence MAGUIRE for being drunk.
Fined 1s and costs.

Sub-Constable Robertson v. Thomas GALLIGAN. No name on cart.
Fined 1s and costs.

John TWEEDY summoned a butter-buyer named FINNEGAN for 2s balance of butter sold and delivered.
Tweedy said Finnegan offered him 10-1/4d per lb for 32 lbs of butter and went to mark it; witness told him not to mark it unless at 11d; he marked it; when witness went for payment he only got 10-1/4d.
Their worships granted a decree for 2s and 5s costs.

Charles M'KIERNAN summoned Mary MAGUIRE for assaulting him.
Refered (sic) to the agent, Mr. WRENCH.

James CALLAGHAN summoned his mother and two sisters for assaulting him.
Adjourned for a month.

James CARNEY summoned Rose CALLAGTHAN for refusing to mend her mearing fence.
Referred to Mr. Owen CUSACK.

Anne CHARTERS summoned Edward GROVES for £1 wages.

James CONNOLY summoned Louis DOUBLIOS for over-holding possession of a room.
Decree to possession granted.

Mr. James BOYLAN summoned Anne ACHESON for begging and having no visible means of support.
Sent to St Joseph's Industrial School for nine years.

A YOUNG LADY SENT FOR TRIAL. In the Dublin Police Court, on Wednesday, a young lady, who gave her name as Edith SHAW, of Patrick's Place, Cork, was sent for trial for that commission, charged with having stolen a number of valuable articles of luggage from passengers at the various railway termini. Among the stolen articles were two trunks and a _______ containing property of value. It was shown in evidence that the prisoner systematically pursued this course of robbery. She pawned the stolen goods in various sale shops in this city, but endeavoured to dispose of the jewellery (sic) to the most respectable establishments. The case ________great interest from its unusual character.



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"Atlas," in the World, says - When Mr. Justice Keogh went over to the Government he had for a neighbour in Bray a witty parish priest who, unlike the celebrated vicar, was not all things unto all men. People were doubtful as to the religious orthodoxy of the new Irish Solicitor-General, and his ex-friends openly charged him with deserting the Church as well as the people. "Do you know what they are saying about me now, Father H.?" said Mr. Keogh to the parish priest. "They are positively saying that I am going to change my religion." "I hope you will become a Catholic, then, if you change at all," said the parish priest, without moving a muscle. And yet priest and politician remained firm friends, and many a pleasant dinner have I enjoyed in their company.

In the West of Ireland they have a legend of a certain relative of the Keogh family who was permitted to wander about the land as a sort of a licensed lunatic. Mr. K. was an extravagant specimen of the eccentric Irish gentleman with whom Irish novelists have made us familiar, a few specimens of whom still remain in the West. When Mr. Keogh was the popular idol, Mr. K wandered about to fairs and other gatherings, and holding himself up as a victim of English misgovernment, pictured his relative as the future liberator of the enslaved land. The implements of torture employed by a merciless Government against K usually assumed the forms of sheriffs' mandates, and the process-server was the executioner of British tyranny. Mr. K's idolatry turned to shame when his relative deserted the popular cause. He went from place to place weeping (coram populo for the degeneracy of the last of the Keoghs, and denouncing him with poetic eloquence. "Only yesterday," said he on one occasion, "my mother told me that Willy Keogh would come to a bad end. You will see," said he, "that he will die with blood upon his hands. He will first try to cut some one's throat and then cut his own." At the time - and there are people now living who heard K utter them - the words were taken as a prophecy of the coming retribution. Read now by the light of events it seems to be a piece of malevolent foresight.

The following has a few days ago been telegraphed to the Cork Examiner by its London correspondent. We, however, do not think there is any truth in the statement:- A strange story was circulated here on Saturday. After the death of the late Judge Keogh, when the announcement of the intended removal of the body from Bonn for interment in Ireland reached Dublin, a notice was a t once forwarded by telegraph, and a letter warning the relatives of the deceased, that the remains would never be permitted to rest in Irish soil. It is added that several men were at once dispatched to watch and report if an attempt would be made to transport the body to Ireland. The latest version, however, of this story which has reached here is that he remains were secretly conveyed to Ireland and interred at Glasnevin.

In the event of Mr. Serjeant ROBINSON being raised to the Bench, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Justice Keogh, it is considered more than likely that Mr. Frederick W. WALSH, LL.D., Q.C., will succeed to the Serjeancy-at-Law, vacated by Mr. Robinson's promotion.

Michael HERAGHTY, one of the prisoners charged with the murder of Lord Leitrim, died of typhus fever at Lifford last Saturday. His two fellow-prisoners, the brothers M'GRENAGHAN, are also ill with fever.

DEATH FROM THE KICK OF A COW. - On Tuesday at two o'clock in the afternoon, Dr. N. C. WHYTE, city coroner, attended at Steevens' Hospital, and held an inquest on the body of John HAYES, a butcher, who died in the hospital on the 14th inst. from the effects of a kick which he accidently (sic) received from a cow, at 19 Thomas-street, on the 18th of Sept. last. The evidence went to show that the deceased, together with a butcher named Owen SHERIDAN, was working in the slaughter yard of the premises aforesaid, and while he was putting a noose round the head of a beast which was about being slaughtered he slipped and fell, and while on the ground he received a kick on the left rib from the animal. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the evidence.


A sad accident is reported from Adare, county Limerick. On Tuesday Miss M'KAY, a deaf mute, niece of the late Dr. m'Kay, of the same village, was almost burned to death. The young lady, who wore a light muslin dress, was observed rushing down the staircase of her dwelling covered with flames, but no one can tell how it happened. She was quickly followed by a Mrs. DILLON, who chanced to be present in the house, and who attempted to pull the blazing dress off the unfortunate young lady. Both found their way into the street, where Mrs. Dillon got hold of a vessel containing water and threw it over Miss M'Kay, who presented a most pitiable appearance. The sight of the ladies in the street attracted the attention of Head-Constable HAZLETT and some of his men, who rushed to their rescue, and succeeded in putting out the flames, but not until Miss M'Kay had been dreadfully burned about the body and arms. Mrs. Dillon was also severely burned in her attempt to pull off the blazing dress. Dr. WORRALL and Dr. GRIFFIN were at once summoned to attend the sufferers. Miss M'Kay is considered to be in a precarious condition.

DREADFUL ASSAULT ON A WIFE IN NEWRY. - At the Newry Police Court on Saturday last a fowl-dealer named M'KEOUN was charged in custody with having violently assaulted his wife on the previous evening. It appeared that M'Keoun met his wife in William-street, and after they had exchanged some words he knocked her down and commenced to kick her. The poor woman managed to get up again, but M'Keoun immediately knocked her down again and kicked her on the ground. When the unfortunate woman was rescued it was found that one of her legs was broken in two places. The evidence of two witnesses having been taken, M'Keoun was remanded in custody till Wednesday next. The unfortunate woman lies in hospital in a very weak state.

October 25, 1878


MERVYN - Oct. 22, at the Royal Hotel, Cavan, the wife of Mr. R. H. Mervyn of a daughter.


DALZELL - DOYNE - Oct. 17, at Delgany Church, by the Ven. L. T. C. STREANE, M.A., Archdeacon of Glendalough, James Dalzell, Cavan to Eleanor Charlotte (Ellie) youngest daughter of Charles Doyne of Delganny, county Wicklow.

BROWNLEE - FEGAN - Oct. 23, in Cavan Church, by the Ven. Archdeacon SHONE, Mr. David Brownlee, Latt, Cavan, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Thomas Fegan, Oldtown, Cavan.


NETTERFIELD - Oct. 19, at Leckarnahone, Ballyconnell, James Netterfield, Esq., aged 71 years.

JOHNSTON - October 21, at Eighter, Virginia, Caroline HYDE, wife of John A. Johnston, Esq., M.D.


Cardinal CULLEN died at four o'clock yesterday, at his residence, Eccles street, Dublin, in the 75th year of his age.


Athlone, Sunday.

Intelligence has just reached Athlone of a murderous outrage perpetrated in the co. Westmeath, at Coolatore, abour five miles from Moate. A man named DONNELLY, a herd in the employment of Major UPTON was shot at last night or early this morning when upon his master's land. He was dangerously wounded, and is not expected to recover. The author of the outrage has not been made amenable. The affair is believed to be of an agrarian character, Donnelly some time ago having been instrumental in an eviction.

A case of foot and mouth disease has been reported to the authorities at Enniskillen, the animal being a heifer belonging to Francis MAGUIRE, of Carrick, in the Enniskillen union. The usual precautions for isolating the disease have been taken. Mr. W. WHITE, veterinary surgeon, Enniskillen, has been appointed inspector for the union.


At a meeting of the Board of Nomination for the parish of Roscommon held in Mullingar, on the 23rd inst., under the presidency of the Lord Bishop of Kilmore, the Rev. George F. Courtenay, A.B., Incumbent of Quia, in the diocese of Killaloe, was unanimously elected to the incumbency of Roscommon.


The Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held on Wednesday evening last, in the above Church, and was very numerously attended. The chancel, communion-rails, prayer-desk, pulpit, and lectern were fitly and beautifully festooned with various grains, flowers, and fruits, kindly given by the parishioners and friends. The Rev. T. G. J. PHILLIPS, M.A.; the Rev. R. J. HOPE, M.A.; the Rev. Charles ARCHER, B.A., and the Rev. M. Neville KEARNEY, M.A., Incumbent, took part in the service which was most hearty. The singing was all that could be desired and reflected great credit upon Miss TOUCHBOURNE who presided at the harmonium. The Ven. the Archdeacon of Kilmore preached a most eloquent and impressive sermon from the text "Give us this day our daily bread." The offertory, which was small from such a good congregation, will be devoted to the Sunday School Expenses and the Kilmore Religious Education Fund. On Sunday next the Service will be of the nature of a Thanksgiving Ser!

vice and the offertory given to the above good causes.


Bailieborough Union.

At a meeting of the guardians of the Bailieboro' Union on Monday last, Mr. William H. GOING, M.R.C.V.S.L., Cootehill, was unanimously appointed Inspector and Valuer, under the above Act, for the Bailieboro' Union. Mr. Going's testimonials were of a superior class, and the guardians acted judiciously in selecting an experienced veterinary Surgeon at a very reasonable expense on the Union. We trust Mr. Going will succeed in the neighbouring Unions, as he is the only qualified Veterinary Surgeon in this county. -Correspondent.

HEALTH OF THE PRIMATE. - It is gratifying to know that the health of his Grace the Lord Primate continues to improve. All outward symptoms of illness have disappeared; his Grace sleeps well; and Dr. CUMING, of Armagh, physician at the palace, is satisfied with the progress towards convalescence of his distinguished patient.

CONSTABULARY. - We understand his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has fixed Wednesday next for the assembling of a Court of Enquiry at the Court-house, Cavan, to investigate some charges preferred by Sub-Inspector HUTCHINSON against County Inspector DONOVAN. The Court will be composed of Mr. HOMES, C., Law Adviser, a Deputy Inspector-General of Constabulary, and Mr. BECKETT, R.M., Athlone.


Cork, Wednesday.

There was considerable excitement in Corn Market-street to-night. A woman named TIMONY, the wife of an ex-policeman, now a publican, died a few days ago under distressing circumstances. Suspicions were cast as to the cause of the woman's death, both having lived on rather unfriendly terms, and the husband having been charged a week previous to her death with an assault. An inquest was held, and a verdict returned that the woman died from delirium tremens. The funeral took place to-day, and in the absence of the husband possession was taken of the house by some of the deceased's male relatives. To-night the husband, with a number of men, violently broke in the door, and having gained access, quickly ejected the others, who ran for their lives. An immense crowd assembled, and for some time the scene was a most exciting one. The arrival of the police quelled the disturbance, but Timony retained possession.

THE REPRESENTATION OF WICKLOW - It is the intention of some influential electors of the County Wicklow to ask Mr. H. S. PARNELL, younger brother to the honourable member for Meath, to allow himself to be placed in nomination for the county at the approaching general election. It is thought that the present Conservative member will not seek re-election.

On Tuesday, at twelve o'clock, while William Newell BARRON, Esq., county court Judge, was proceeding with the business in Castleblayney, a telegram was handed to him. Having read it contents, he said he had received a telegram conveying to him the intelligence that Mrs. Newell Barron was dangerously ill. In consequence he adjourned the hearing of the cases.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT MONAGHAN. - On Saturday morning, at an early hour, a daring attempt to commit a burglary was made in Monaghan. It appears that about three o'clock a.m., a man named James MULLAN, who is a carter, arose for the purpose of going on a journey. When he had reached the street something at the window of Mr. John GAVAN's house attracted his attention, and on proceeding to the spot he observed two men running away. On examining the place he found one of the shutters off Mr. Gavan's window, and a large piece of glass cut out with a diamond. It is evident that the perpetrators of this daring act contemplated a burglary, but were luckily frustrated in their design by the timely appearance of Mr. Mullan. A number of tramps are at present about town, and it is surmised that some of these are the guilty parties.

(Before T. THOMPSON, W. BABINGTON, J. FAY, and William A. MOORE, Esqrs.)

Earl Annesley v. Farrell CONATY, for overholding possession of a house in Cavan, held at 2s per week.
Degree to possession.

Hugh FITZPATRICK summoned Michael MAGUIRE for 11s 6d alleged to be due for wages.


Constable DOLAN v. Joseph EBBIT, for having his cart without a name.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Wm. M'CHESNEY, for like.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Richard DANCY for like.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. James MONAGHAN for like.
Defendant stated he showed complainant his cart with a new plate with his name on it before he was summoned.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. James BREDIN for having no residence on his cart.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Pat BRIODY for like.
Defendant who said he came from the neighbourhood of Granard wasn't in Cavan on the day mentioned in the summons, nor hadn't a cart.
The case was nilled.

Sub-constable CAIN summoned Hugh CRUMMY for being drunk.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. same for assaulting him in the discharge of his duty.
Cane (sp?) said he arrested defendant for being drunk; when conveying him to the barrack he kicked him violently; it took four men to carry him to the lock-up.
Mr. Thompson said the police must be supported. Crummy must go to gaol for a month.

Sub-constable DONAGHY v. Peter SMITH for having his car without a name.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Charles CULLEN for like.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. John MURPHY for causing an obstruction in the street with his ass and cart.
Mr. Thompson enquired the nature of the obstruction.
Sub-constable Donaghy - This is one of the cases your worship ordered me to bring here.

Mr. Thompson then explained how defendant on the previous Tuesday obstructed the thoroughfare with his ass and cart while selling his butter. From the way the place was blocked-up it was almost impossible for any gentleman or commercial man to get through the streets.

Mr. Fay said he would not be a party to inflicting fines on the farmers for selling their butter on the street. In his opinion the Magistrates had acted illegally in doing so.

Mr. Babington agreed with Mr. Fay. In his opinion the public have a prescriptive right from the times of James the Second to sell their wares on the street.

Mr. Thompson said if there were a row of carts along the kerb-stone, all carts outside that row would be an obstruction and the owners of them should be fined.

Mr. Moore complained that it was impossible for a gentleman to ride much less drive through the Main-street of a market day.

Mr. Fay said the farmers were very much opposed to going into the Market-yard where they were crushed up together. They also complained that they were not paid for the over-weight, whereas if their firkins wanted 1 lb. 2 lb, or 3 lb, it was deducted from them.

Mr. Thompson said the Market-house officials and the butter buyers were in favour of compelling the farmers to go into the Market-yard.

Mr. Wm. H. NESBITT (who was sitting in court), said he heard a farmer complain that he lost 15s in the sale of three firkins of butter in consequence of being "hunted" by the police into the Market yard.

Mr. Fay again refused to convict defendant of the offence charged in the summons.

Mr. Babington concurred with Mr. Fay.

Mr. Moore was in favour of a conviction.

Mr. Thompson said he consulted Sergeant

ROBINSON on the subject, and he told him they could drive them off the street. In this case defendant had not even complied with the Commissioners' order for his cart was outside the single row.

Their Worships being equally divided - Messrs. Thompson and Moore for a conviction; and Messrs. Babington and Fay against.

It was decided to postpone the case for three weeks and to take the opinion of the Law Adviser.

Several similar cases were also postponed pending this decision.

Sub-Constable Conaghy v. Phill BRADY for permitting his cattle to wander on the public road.
Fined 2s 6d and costs.

Same v. Phillip LEDDY - no name on his cart.
Fined 1s and costs.

Sub-Constable HEENAN v. Mr. John W. HUMPHREYS, Ballyhaise House.
Constable Heenan deposed that he found a cart the property of defendant in Cavan without a name being on it.
Mr. REDDING said the label dropped off the cart between Ballyhaise and Cavan.
Mr. Moore - That is a good defence. Can you prove it?
Mr. Redding - I cannot, but SCARLETT the driver can.
Mr. Moore - Is he here?
Mr. Redding - He is not. He was here this day week.
Mr. Moore - You should have had him here today.
Their Worships inflicted a fine of 1s and costs.

Same v. Mrs. POLLOCK.
Like complaint.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Sarah MULLIGAN.
Like complaint.
Fined 1s and costs.

Same v. Mary KELLY for permitting her goats to wander on the road.
Fined 1s and costs.

A woman who was dressed in the garb of a nun, and gave the name of Mary SMYTH was charged with obtaining money by false pretences.

In reply to the bench she said she was a native of the County Armagh but refused to mention any locality; she referred them to the Roman Catholic Primate for further information about her.

James GALLIGAN, jun. said she came to him on the 18th inst. and told him she was collecting for a charitable purpose; he asked her for what, and she said for the erection of a Catholic Church; he gave her 6d.

To Mr. Babington - He believed she belonged to one of the Religious Orders.

Michael CLARKE said she asked him for a subscription towards building a Roman Catholic Chapel and he gave her 1s.

Bernard BRADY gave similar evidence. He asked her where the chapel would be built and she said she could not tell until the money would be collected; he would not say she obtained the sixpence from him for a fraudulent purpose.

Isaac FOSTER gave similar evidence.

John BRADY's deposition was read over. He was bout to be re-sworn to the truth of it when he said he would swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, but he would not bind himself to tell the whole truth.

Mr. Thompson - But you have already sworn an information.

Mr. Babington said the witness could be committed to gaol for refusing to be sworn.

Mr. BRADY said a few words passed between the accused and him as she was leaving which he would not like to mention; he would rather go to prison than do so.

Mr. Thompson was about to swear him to answer such questions as might be put to him _ouching his information.

When Mr. HUME, S.I., said it would be a dangerous precedent to vary the form of oath.

Mr. Thompson - Mr. Brady can go down for the present.

The Rev. Edward SHERIDAN, Adm., Cavan, said it was the rule of his church that persons going to collect money should have authority from the bishop of the diocese to do so; but the rule was as often broken as acted upon.

Mr. Moore said they had failed to make a case against her.

Sub-Inspector Hume asked for a remand for a week.

Which was granted.

(Before Captain Holt WARING, R.M.)


The Queen v. Owen COOKE for assaulting James H WILSON, Galboly.

It appeared from the information in this case that on the evening of the 19th, Wilson left Bailieborough in company with James CRANSTON, James M'FADDEN, Peter REILLY, and Henry DRURY. Near the first milestone on the cavan road M'Fadden and Wilson had a squabble; in about ten minutes after Cooke overtook them and drew a knife with which he stabbed Wilson. A second charge was preferred against Cooke for stabbing Henry Drury.

Drury said he saw Owen Cooke on the road going home; he shook hands with the witness; was afterwards stabbed by Cooke; Wilson was on the road also but not riotous nor did he use a knife; it was about ten minutes after Wilson had the squabble that Cooke came up; Wilson shouted to Drury to mind himself as there was a knife in question; Drury was stabbed in two places.

James Cranston said he left Bailieborough for home on the evening of the 19th ult; saw Wilson, M'Fadden, and Peter Reilly, on the Galboly road; there were some words between Wilson and Peter Reilly; saw no weapons used.

The shirts and trousers of Wilson and Drury were produced showing marks of the knife.

After hearing other witnesses the case was adjourned.

Constable SCOTT and Owen CLARKE v. Pat CLARKE and Owen TRAYNOR for assault. It appeared that Traynor and Pat Clarke were leaving Bailieboro' on the evening of the 16th; they commenced to insult each other at Lisnalee on the old cavan road; Traynor was winding a stick which he carried; Clarke struck Traynor with his fist and further on Traynor struck him with the stick.

His worship fined Traynor and Clarke 5s each with costs.

Mary MEEHAN summoned Ellen and Anne SMITH for assaulting her child and afterwards dragging herself by the hair of the head. A man named WADE tried to save her. Wade was not in court and the case was adjourned.

Michael CLARKE, sen. V. Hugh GARGAN, Thomas and Patrick GARGAN, for assault. It appeared from the evidence that the Gargans forcibly removed road stuff from the road opposite their farm. Complainant being the road-contractor's father in trying to prevent them was struck and wounded by defendants.

After hearing the case the bench ordered Hugh Gargan to be imprisoned for one month, Patrick Gargan fined 41s and costs, and Thomas Gargan £1 with costs. The cross case was dismissed.


The Queen and Anne M'KEON v. Matthew OWENS for assault. Anne M'Keon's information set forth that defendant knocked her down and violently assaulted.

Mr. MAHAFFY appeared for defendant.

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From the evidence it appeared that complainant laid a wager of one shilling with Owens, her master, that she could lift a goat in her arms until it was tied by the legs; complainant said Owens struck her in the head while in the act of lifting the goat; she said blood came from one of her ears after the stroke.

Defendant denied striking her.

Edward KIERMAN, who was digging potatoes for defendant on the day in question, said complainant came to the field after the occurrence and bragged that she had won a shilling by lifting a goat; said she had a buzzing in her ear from a butt she received; she said she could not swear Owens struck her.

His worship dismissed the case.


Lizzie DONAGHO summoned Mary ORR for throwing water on her and tearing her cap.

Ordered to pay 2s 6d with costs.


Sub-constable M'ENTEE charged James BALLARD with being drunk. Fined 5s with costs.

Sub-constable GOLDING summoned Peter O'BRIEN and Michael CLARKE for drunkenness. O'Brien was fined 5s and Clarke 2s 6d with costs.

Sub-constable ADAMS charged Francis SMITH with being drunk on the 7th inst. Case adjourned.

Head-constable KELLY v. John REILLY for drunkenness. Fined 5s with costs.

A number of other cases occupied the court until 4 o'clock.

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