|THE FACTION FIGHT AT MOLAHIFFE FAIR.|
[FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.]
|KILLARNEY, THURSDAY.The parties engaged at faction fighting at the above fair, were yesterday brought before the following magistrates at petty sessions :Messrs. Thomas Gallwey (chairman) ; D. J. Cruise, R.M. ; Daniel C. Coltsman, and Richard Murphy. Owing to the excitement which the friends of the delinquents seemed to manifest, and the interest attached to the hearing of the cases, the courthouse was densely thronged. The names of the parties are Jeremiah Leary, Killarney ; Cornelius Crowley, do. ; Denis Desmond, do. ; Jeremiah Riordan, Darby Gueran, Thomas Russell, Pat Riordan, Daniel Callaghan, Jeremiah Rourke, John Ahern, John Quinlan, and Pat Callaghan. There were several others called, but did not appear.
The Sub-Inspector of the Castleisland station occupied a seat on the bench during the day. From his evidence it seems that, late in the evening, several parties struck with sticks, but he did not attempt to make any arrests ; to do so would be very imprudent, as the parties engaged in the fight were much stronger than the police. Crowley, it was stated, seized the sub-inspector's horse, and threatened to strike the sub-inspector with a stick. It also appeared that the immemorial usage at faction fights was not forgottenof calling out £5 for the head of any of the opposite party. This was called out by the Callaghans, who immediately attacked an unoffending man named Quinlan, who admitted that that was his name. The parties, whose names I give below, were sent for trial before the chairman of the county, Mr. Coppinger, at the ensuing quarter sessions :Cornelius Crowley, Jeremiah Leary, Denis Desmond, John [sic] Riordan, Darby Gueran (not amenable), Thomas Russell, Daniel Callaghan, Pat Quinlan [sic], John Ahern, Jeremiah Rourke, John Quinlan, James [sic] Callaghan, and Jeremiah O'Sullivan [sic].
The magistrates admitted the prisoners to bail themselves in £40, and two sureties in £20 each.
Michael Nagle, Eugene Barton, Michael Hogan, Timothy Collins, Jeremiah Kelleher, Robert Giles alias Dunleary, Edward Spring, Pat. Moriarty, Margaret Leary and William (alias Doctor) Hayes, were fined each £2 and costs, at the suit of Constable Couming, for having sold spirits, &c., after legal hours, at the fair of Molahiffe. John Breen, of Killarney, was also summoned for the same offence, but it having been proved that he left the fair at six o'clock in the evening, it was dismissed. In this case it was admitted by Breen, that he sold a barrel of porter to another publican (the only quantity of drink he had unsold at the fair) before he left. For doing so, his case is to be reported to the Excise by Head-Constable Burchell of this town, as the porter was sold wholesale by a dealer.
FORCIBLE POSSESSIONLANDLORD AND TENANT.
|AT the Killarney Petty Sessions on Wednesday before the presiding magistrates, Cornelius Casey, a farmer, was summoned, at the suit of the Earl of Kenmare, for having, on the 31st of May, entered into and taken forcible possession of part of the lands of Killaquane, in the parish of Molahiffe, in the occupation and tenancy of the Rev. P. O'Connor, P.P., Firies. It seems that the defendant was served with an unstamped copy of the summons, as admitted by Constable Flewall, who was ordered to do so by Mr. Thomas Gallway, agent to the Earl of Kenmare. Mr. Stephen Huggard, of Tralee, who was professionally engaged by the defendant, took exception to this point and called on the magistrates to dismiss the case. Mr. Gallway, who previously occupied the chair, vacated it ; and a long discussion took place on this point, Mr. Gallway maintaining its legality. Mr. Huggard persevered on its illegality, and the case was finally dismissed without prejudice, on the grounds of the illegality of the summons, and it being the opinion of the law advisers, which Mr. Gallwey [sic] persisted in. As this case elicited a good deal of animadversion unfavourable to the course adopted towards Casey, who surrendered the occupation pro tem, on circumstances spoken of, I will refrain from giving further particulars until it comes on de novo for hearing. Correspondent.|
| QUEENSTOWN, THURSDAY EVENING.The Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia, s.s. City of Baltimore arrived here at 11.45 a.m. and having embarked mails, passengers and latest telegrams, proceeded for New York at 3.30 p.m. all wellweather, fine.||
[FROM OUR REPORTER.]
Mr. JOHN MULLANY in the chair.
|OTHER guardians presentMessrs. Thomas Stack, John Callaghan, Jeremiah Ryan, Daniel Humphries.
STATE OF THE HOUSE.In the house on Saturday week, 434 ; admitted last week, 23 ; discharged, 29 ; died, 2 ; remaining on Saturday last, 426 ; sick, 54.
The Clerk read the minutes of the last day, which included a resolution gainst outdoor relief, passed unanimously at the last board, and already published in our advertising columns.
The Chairman objected to the way in which the resolution had been passed. When a resolution of that important nature was to be passed, due notice should have been given and a special board called to consider it. Though he believed the resolution would have been passed, even though notice had been given to all the guardians, still an opportunity should have been afforded to every one who wished, to attend and express their opinions on the subject.
Mr. Callaghan remarked that the resolution had been passed unanimously at the last board.
Mr. B. Sheehy of Ballinacurra appeared before the board and stated that he had been decreed before the magistrates at Cloyne Petty Sessions for poor rates that he had already paid. He had got a receipt from the former collector, Mr. Dunne, which was not, however, in due form, but an opinion had been obtained from the law officers of the Crown that the payment of the rates might be proved by other evidence. Mr. Sheehy, in consequence of some misunderstanding, did not attend before the magistrates on the second day, to give the necessary proof, and a decree was given against him. He now applied to the board to have the decree revoked, as he was prepared with proof that he had paid the rates.
The Board having been satisfied that Mr. Sheehy had paid the rates, passed a resolution recommending the Cloyne magistrates not to enforce the decree.
The Clerk read the following letter :
|Churchtown, June 3d, 1861. |
|TO THE CHAIRMAN AND GUARDIANS OF THE MIDLETON UNION.|
| GENTLEMEN,A daughter of mine, a few days after her marriage, destroyed herself, according to the decision of the Coroner's inquest, in a fit of insanity. One would think it was enough for a father to have lost his child in such afflicting circumstances, without being assailed by an atrocious calumny after her death. Doctor Folke, the Infirmary doctor in this district, attended at the inquest, as I suppose he was bound to do ; and after she was buried, stated to several persons, who can prove it on oath, if necessary, that she was seven months gone with child. Feeling for the character of my unfortunate daughter, when everybody in the neighbourhood knew her to be a strictly virtuous and modest girl, and unwilling that such a slur should be thrown on my family, I had her taken up out of her grave, and feed Dr. Buckmaster and another doctor to examine her, when they found that the assertion of Dr. Folke was an infamous calumny. For such an outrage, it appears I have no redress, but I make my complaint to you, gentlemen, many of whom are fathers of families, to determine what satisfaction I, a poor man, ought to get for the calumny attempted to be fixed on my unfortunate child, and which could not but be injurious to the character and prosperity of other members of my family. Confiding in your honour and justice, gentlemen, I am your respectful and obedient servant,|
|JOHN his + mark CLARKE. |
| Thomas Kirk witness|
| Several of the guardians expressed opinions that the board had nothing to do with the matter, and no discussion took place on it.
The board adjourned after the disposal of some routine business.
CROWN SOLICITORSHIP OF KERRY.
[FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.]
|KILLARNEY, THURSDAY.I have been informed that the official announcement of Mr. James E. Connor, Tralee, to the Sessional Crown Solicitorship of Kerry, vacant by the promotion of Mr. A. Morphy to the division Crown Solicitorship of Munster, has been received. There were three or four candidates for the office. The appointment of the latter gentleman has given much satisfaction, and Mr. Connor is well qualified for the discharge of his duties.|