TERRIBLE EXCITEMENTSLAUGHTER OF UNOFFENDING MEN AT SIX-MILE-BRIDGE.
|Reporter and Vindicator Office, Thursday, |
July 22nd, 4 o'Clock, p.m.
| We deplore to state that bloodinnocent bloodthe blood of men in the prime of early manhoodof men who, as far as we have heard, gave no cause for the guilty deed, was this day shed at Six-mile-bridge, one of the polling places in Clare for the election now being carried on for that county, and within about seven miles of this city.
It appears that so early as 11 o'clock, a.m., to-day, a company of the 31st Regt. of Foot under the command of Captain , and accompanied by Mr. Christopher Delmege, jun., J.P., was proceeding through the village above-mentioned, escorting voters on the property of the Marquis of Conyngham. As they were passing through the village, the Courthouse was occupied by a great number of persons, including several magistrates of the county, several clergymen, and several freeholders. The people in the village hissed and hooted Lord Conyngham's voters, and some state that stones were thrown, but we have not heard the fact on sufficient authority to render it positive. Others allege that it was not until a second attempt was made to rescue the voters, and the gun of one of the soldiers smashed with a stone, that the officer gave orders to fire. It would appear that a murderous fire was discharged in two directionsone towards the chapelthe other down the street of the village, where a large police force, consisting of 40 men, was stationed at the time. The noise of the firing withdrew the occupants of the Court- house from the building. They rushed into the street and to their inexpressible horror they found five of their fellow-countrymen shot dead, and several others wounded. We have heard that the number of wounded had not been ascertained when our informant left.
Those who were recognised are :
Thomas Ryan, Castlecrine, not married, dead ;
James Frawley, New Park, not married, dead ;
James Casey, Tradree, not married, dead ;
Michael Coleman, Tradree, not married, dead ;
Jeremiah Frawley, Newmarket, not married, dead ;
John Reilly, Bunratty, married and large family.
The majority of these were voters ; and nearly all were men in comfortable circumstances as farmers. The rumour, as we have stated, in Six-mile-bridge was, that the order to fire had been given by the officer. It is impossible to describe the excitement which prevailed. The people were unarmed ; in fact, it is believed that in the entire barony there are not two stand of arms!!!
Mr. James Frost, of Bunker's Hill, presided in the Court House, and he was peremptorily called upon to stop the polling while so many of the people lay dead in the street.
There was no polling up to 1 o'clock, p.m. After this frightful deed of blood, a special messenger was dispatched to this garrison for more troops, when Horse Artillery, and two companies of the 31st Regiment were sent out.
Mr. Cronin, R.M., was present, and stated he gave no orders to fire, nor were the muskets of the soldiery and police under his command loaded.
The Rev. Mr. Clune, P.P., was hit in the hat with a spent ball.
Several of the clergy of the district were present, and did what they could to allay the excitement.
There was a party of the 3d Dragoon Guards present, but did not interfere.
At six o'clock, p.m., the Rev. Garrett O'Sullivan, of Parteen, drove in to Limerick with some of the voters, and has confirmed the above.
NEW ROSS AND DUNGARVAN ELECTIONS.
(From the Dundalk Democrat.)
| Charles Gavan Duffy has triumphed over the renegade Redington at New Ross. This is a great victory for Ireland, for Democracy, and for Tenant Right. Mr. Duffy will be a tower of strength to the people's cause in the House of Commons, and to the Irish Parliamentary party an invaluable accession. Our readers will find his speech at the hustings published elsewhere, and they will read with pleasure the castigation he inflicted on the traitor.
We rejoice also that Mr. Maguire has been returned for Dungarvan. There is luck in odd numbers and in this the third struggle Mr. Maguire has made to rescue Dungarvan from Whiggery he has succeeded. He is an able man and will make a good representative.
| The Treasurer of the North Infirmary begs leave to acknowledge the receipt of £10 donation, from G. Hudson, Esq., per Dr. Hobart.
The Trustees of the South Charitable Infirmary thankfully acknowledge having received from George Hudson, Esq., jun., the sum of £10, in aid of the funds of that Institution.
The Governesses of the Cork Lying-in Hospital thankfully acknowledge the receipt of £20, from George Hudson, jun., Esq., per W. K. Tanner, Esq., M.D.
| The Earl of Derby arrived in London on Saturday, from Osborne, Isle of Wight. The noble Earl afterwards proceeded to St. Leonard's, near Windsor.
The Earl and Countess of Clarendon purpose returning to London from their continental tour, early in September.
The Earl of Aberdeen and the Hon. Arthur Gordon have arrived at Haddo House, N.B., for the season. The Hon. Admiral Gordon, M.P., was to join the noble Earl on Thursday last.
Viscount and Viscountess Melbourne are seeing company at Brockett Hall, Herts.
The Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Smyth Vereker have left Chesham-place, for Germany.
The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk and Lady Adeliza Howard have left St. James-square, for Arundel Castle, where much company is expected during the ensuing week.
The Marquis and Marchioness of Downshire, the youthful Earl of Hillsborough, and family, arrived at Hanover-square on Monday, from a brief tour in Germany. The Dowager Marchioness has left Grosvenor-street, on a visit to Lord and Lady Edwin Hill, at Norwood Park, Notts.
COUNT D'OORSAY.We are sorry to hear that the health of this celebrated individual is in a very precarious condition.
The Earl and Countess of Lanesborough have left Great Stanhope-street, on a tour of North Wales.
| July 17, at No. 1, Park-lane, Viscountess Seaham, of a son and heir.
July 14, at Woolwich, the wife of Captain Nedham, Royal Artillery, of a daughter.
On Tuesday, the 6th inst., at Munich, the Princess Luitpold of Bavaria, of a daughter.
On Wednesday, the 7th inst., the Queen of Sardinia was prematurely delivered of a child, which died soon after its birth.
| July 15, at Kilmurry Church, by Rev. Somers Payne, jun., assisted by the Rev. Robert Edward Warren, John Payne, Esq., son of the Rev. Somers Payne, of Upton, to Sarah, eldest daughter of the Rev. Robert Warren, of Crookstown, both of the county Cork.
July 17, at St. Peter's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. Mr. Wallace, John Joseph Lyons, Esq., of Gloucester-street, to Emily, daughter of the late James Moore, Esq.
July 17, at St. James's, Piccadilly, by the Hon. and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Carlisle, Charles D'Aguilar, Esq., Captain, Royal Horse Artillery, youngest son of Lieutenant-General Sir George D'Aguilar, K.C.B., to Emily, second daughter of Vice-Admiral the Hon. Joceline Percy, C.B.
| July 18, at Proby-square, Blackrock, Dublin, James Roe, Esq., aged 72 years.
July 17, at Blackrock, Cork, of apoplexy, Eyre Evans, Esq., jun., eldest son of Eyre Evans, Esq., of Ash-hill Towers, co. Limerick. Mr. Evans was a magistrate of the counties of Cork and Limerick, and was married in 1837 to the Hon. Sophia Crofton, sister to the present Lord Crofton, by whom he has left a young family to deplore his loss.
Of paralysis, at Ardvallen, Kilmallock, the residence of his uncle, the Rev. John Gabbett, Daniel Fitzgerald Gabbett, Esq., aged 23 years, late 12th Royal Lancers.
At her residence, Gardiner-street, Dublin, on the 19th inst., Maria, relict of the late Thomas O'Donnell, Esq., of Cork, and eldest daughter of William O'Hara, Esq., of this city.
On the 25th ult., at New York, aged 22, Ellen, daughter of Michael Deady, of Dingle, co. Kerry.
On the 6th inst., in London, Alfred Oldridge, the well-known manufacturers of Oldridge's Balm of Columbia.