The Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser, 2 January 1862
   THE FIRE ENGINE.—We beg to draw the attention of the Town Commissioners to the fact that the Fire Engine, so generously presented to the town of Ennis, by Lord Leconfield, is at present in the yard of the Police Barrack without a proper covering or shelter. It is important that this useful machine should be kept unexposed to the weather, as part of its works may become disarranged by snow or rain ; and we think that the Commissioners ought to provide a place suitable for this purpose. We hope that some active member of the Board will take up this matter at the meeting on Monday next.

   On the 27th instant, at the residence of her mother, The Castle, Listowel, the wife of Major-General Stack, of a daughter.
   At Portarlington, the wife of George Hine, Esq., Inspector of Magnetic Telegraph, of a son.
   On the 28th instant, at Ballbunion [sic], county Kerry, by the Rev. John Stamer, Richard Hinde, Esq., of Tarbert, to Jane, daughter of the late Poole Henn, Esq.
   At St. Peter's Church, Dublin, Andrew, son of Andrew Carter, Esq., Danesfort, Queen's County, to Eleanor Anna, daughter of the late Captain Thomas Stewart, 23d Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

   On the 30th instant, at his residence, Lisduff Cottage, in this County, Michael Foley, Esq., deservedly regretted by all who knew him.
   On the 26th instant, at 120, George-street, Limerick, William Henry, eldest son of the late Mr. Thos. Grubb.
   On the 31st instant, at Elton, Charles Harris, son of Mr. Samuel Harris.
   At Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, Benjamin White, fourth son of Richard White, Esq., of Kilmoylan, county of Limerick.
   At Arrumbooro, New South Wales, John Sandes, Esq., late of Limerick.
   Suddenly, while celebrating Mass in the chapel of the workhouse, Castlebar, on Christmas morning, the Rev. James Loftus, C.C.
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The Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser, 6 January 1862
   SHOCKING MURDER IN LIVERPOOL.—On Friday night, a seaman named Antonia [sic] Lopez, was murdered in Liverpool, by another seaman (a Spaniard) named Louis Edmond, one of the crew of the barque Victoria, lying in King's Dock. It appears that about eleven o'clock on Friday night, the deceased, in company with a girl named Mary Jones, went to France's dancing saloon, in Hood-street. They were drinking together, when Edmond came in and commenced quarrelling with the woman, and at last struck her with a cane. Lopez then interfered, and the men adjourned to the street, for the purpose of fighting. After several blows had been struck, Edmond drew his sheath knife and stabbed the deceased in the lower part of the abdomen, inflicting a frightful wound. The wounded man was conveyed to the Royal Infirmary, where he died about half-past two on Saturday morning. Edmond was soon afterwards apprehended near the scene of the tragedy, and his knife was found on the ground. The prisoner was taken to the infirmary and placed amongst six other men and the deceased at once selected him as the person who stabbed him. The prisoner was afterwards identified by the woman Jones.
   ANOTHER GIRL BURNT TO DEATH THROUGH CRINOLINE. —On Tuesday night last, an unfortunate, named Rose Parker, living at Queen's Cross, Dudley, met with such serious injuries through crinoline as resulted in her death on Thursday morning. It appears that on the night in question the unfortunate girl had been drinking with some of her associates. Upon going to bed, she placed her candle upon a box by the side of the bed, and whilst hanging up her dress on a hook, her crinoline came in contact with the candle, and immediately ignited. The girl rushed down stairs and into the streets enveloped in flames, and as the hour was late, none came to her assistance until she was fearfully burnt. Upon the flames being extinguished, medical aid was sent for, when it was found that the poor girl was burnt in every part of her body in so frightful a manner as to exclude all hope of her recovery. She lingered in great agony until Thursday morning.
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The Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser, 20 January 1862
THE recognition of the Southern States as an independent Republic is an event which must sooner or later take place. War—the terrible scourge of nations—must at all times be looked upon with a feeling of horror and dismay ; but in a case like this, where brother meets brother in dread antagonism, and friend lifts hand against friend, the prospect becomes more sickening to behold, and calls for an immediate and prompt interference on the part of neutral Powers. In this American civil war the conduct of the parties on either side has been most strange and singular—one party fighting under great disadvantages, while the other, having vast resources, resorts to means that are contemptible and contrary to the etiquette of war. The destruction of Charleston harbour for instance is a gross and diabolical outrage upon the rights of the world ; and by this act the Federal Government have transgressed the rules that regulate the mode of warfare, and have thus exposed themselves to the contempt and contumely of Christendom. It is high time, therefore, that the Powers of Europe should interfere to put a stop to this terrible fratricidal conflict, pregnant as it is with so much bloodshed and destruction of life and property. The only way in which this could be safely done would be by recognising the independence of the Southern States, and the opening up of the blockaded ports—a duty which must devolve upon England and France. It would appear from the statements of the French press that the EMPEROR is prepared to act in the matter, and he only awaits the decision of the English Cabinet, who must be more or less influenced by the opinions of the public. The feeling is decidedly in favour of the South ; and it is hoped that Government will concert measures with our ally for this purpose.
   KILLADYSERT PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.—Magistrates presiding—F. J. M'Carthy, and E. Blake, R.M., Esqrs. There was a considerable number of cases ruled on the books for adjudication ; but they were, generally speaking, of an unimportant character. A young man of most unenviable cut and finish, and unprepossessing physiognimy was brought up on remand charged with stealing a horse from the lands of Daniel Reidy, Cahercon, where the animal had been on grass for some time previously. This person, in reply to the bench, said his name was Creaghan, and that he was a native of Cahirconlish, in the county of Limerick. This was the only case of any importance. There were several other cases at the suit of the constabulary, in each of which a fine was imposed. The court then adjourned.
   ENNIS PETTY SESSIONS.—FRIDAY.—[Before E. BLAKE, Esq., R.M.] Robert Crowe, a promising youth, was summoned by his father for drawing a knife and threatening to kill him, for which offence informations were ordered against him to be bailed to keep the peace for 12 months. Acting-Constable Lynch summoned John Ahern for being drunk, &c., in the streets, fined 1s. and costs. Acting-Constable Lynch summoned Anne Sheedy for like offence, fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours in gaol. Sub-Constable Thomas Houlihan summoned John Shannon for vagrancy. The Bench committed the prisoner for seven days, together with his wife for a similar offence. Sub-Constable Craddock summoned Michael Macmahon for obstructing the public passage in Church-street, by leaving his cart across the footpath. Mr. Blake inflicted a fine of 1s and costs. Eliza Costello for having goods (bought in the shop of Mr. Kerin by a poor man named Martin Cullinan, and which were stolen from him on Saturday, the 11th inst.), was committed for trial at Ennis Assizes. The court, after disposing of several other cases of assault, wages, &c., adjourned to the 24th inst.
   COMMITTALS TO ENNIS GAOL.—Michael Ryan, on the 16th inst., from Broadford Petty Sessions for cutting trees—7 days imprisonment. Thomas Crehan, from Kildysert, charged with horse stealing—for further examination. Mary Robinson, absconding workhouse—1 month's imprisonment. Bridget Shannon, Mary Shannon, and John Shannon, from Ennis Petty Sessions, for vagrancy—7 days imprisonment. Pat O'Neill, from Knock Petty Sessions on the 17th, for assault —1 month's imprisonment. Michael Casey, stealing turnips—14 days imprisonment. Malachy Foley, for breach of Excise Laws—to pay a fine of £12 10s. Mary Kelly, for selling unlicensed spirits—7 days imprisonment. James Marnon, from Kilrush, for breach of Excise Laws—to be imprisoned for 3 calendar months. John Higgins, Francis Crowe, and John Crowe, for assaults—to be each imprisoned for one month at hard labour. Catherine Connors and Mary Hehir, from Miltown, for assaults—to be each imprisoned for one month. Henry Edge, from Killadysert on the 19th, for vagrancy—to be each imprisoned 14 days. George O'Grady, absconding workhouse for further examination.

   PUBLIC FEELING IN CANADA.—A letter in the Times speaks of the noble liberality with which the Roman Catholic clergy have voluntarily placed at the disposal of the Government all the secular buildings under their control. The Bishop of Montreal tendered his own palace for barracks. In every parish, stirring appeals have been made by the Roman Catholic clergy to their parishioners to volunteer for the defence of the country.
   TOTAL WRECK OF TWO FOREIGN VESSELS IN THE CHANNEL.—On Monday morning the captain his wife and daughter, and the crew of the Dutch schooner Pelican, laden with wheat from Trieste to Antwerp, and which sprung a leak and sunk in mid-Channel in the late gale, were landed at Dover from the brig Eliza Jane of Shoreham. This vessel stood by the Pelican until the hands were picked up ; she then brought them on to Dover, where they will all be taken care of at the Sailors' Home, and be forwarded to London. They all speak of the great kindness of Captain Lalert, of the brig Eliza [sic]. The crew of the French lugger Petit Pierre, run down and sunk and sunk by an Austrian brig, were also brought to the Sailors' Home in an utterly destitute state. The Secretary of the Home for Shipwrecked Sailors has received a very gratifying letter from the French Minister of Marine, expressing the thanks of the Emperor's Government for the efficient services rendered to the crews of thirty-five wrecked French vessels by the Dover Sailors' Home.—London Paper.
   The Adriatic, with the Grenadier Guards, arrived at Halifax on the 31st ult.

   On the 17th instant, at his father's residence, 75, George-street, Limerick, the wife of Rev. James F. MacMahon, Rector of Chapel Russell, of a daughter.
   On the 17th inst., at No. 2, Richmond-terrace, Limerick, the wife of Timothy Bunton, Esq., sol., of a daughter.
   At South-terrace, Borrisokane, the wife of Rev. William Molloy, of a daughter, still-born.
   On the 10th instant, at 144, Lower Baggot-street, Dublin, the wife of Robert Griffin, Esq., barrister-at-law, of a daughter.
   On the 15th instant, in Society-street, Ballinasloe, the wife of Robert Hood Smythe, Esq., proprietor of the Western Star, of a son.

   On the 18th instant, in the Catholic Church, Ennis, by the Rev. J. M'Mahon, Mr. John Deering of Artane, county Dublin, to Eliza, third daughter of the late Mr. M. Gleeson, of Ennis.
   On the 15th inst., at the Metropolitan Church, Dublin, Marlborough-street, Alfred Renehan, Esq., L.R.C.S.L., of “The Elms,” Finglas, eldest son of Thomas Renehan, Esq., of Rathpatrick, in the county of Kilkenny, and nephew of the late Dr. Renehan, President of Maynooth College, to Helena Mary, daughter of the late Michael Caven, Esq., of Cappa House, in this county.
   On the 14th instant, at Bray Church, Dublin, Major Charles F. Studdert, late of the 80th regiment, of Newmarket House, in this county, to Eliza, fourth daughter of the late Charles Putland, Esq., of Bray Head, county Wicklow.
   On the 16th instant, at Trinity Church, Rathmines, Dublin, M. Scanlan, Esq., of Ballyknockane, county Limerick, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late James Fisher, Esq.
   On the 15th instant, at the Centenary Chapel, St. Stephen's-green, Dublin, the Rev. Wm. Gorman, Wesleyan Minister, of Belfast, to Mary Smallman, youngest daughter of W. G. Sibthorpe, Esq., of Limerick.
   On the 14th instant, at the New Cathedral, St. John's, Limerick, Edward Francis Matthews, Esq., of Newbridge, county Kildare, to Ellen Mary Agnes, eldest daughter of Eugene Coomey, Esq., of Limerick.

   On the 17th instant, in Mill-street, at an advanced age, Mr. A. Molony, an old and respected inhabitant of this town.
   On the 16th instant, in Dublin, of malignant scarlatina, followed by dyptheria, Richard Coglan O'Grady, Esq., A.B, T.C.D., eldest son of the late Rev. T. O'Grady, Rector of Berehaven, county Cork.
   On the 12th instant, Charles J. Magrath, Esq., of Blessington-street, Dublin, and Knocknaree House, county Wicklow.
   On the 6th instant, in Trinidad, William, eldest son of the late Mr. James M'Daniel, of Dublin.
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