and Donegal Advertiser.
January 6, 1832
Ballyshannon, County Donegal
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On the 27th ult. at Cove, county Cork, by the Rev. T.E. Nash, Arthur Edward Gayer, Esq., L.L.D. and Barrister at Law, to Eleanor Barriet, second daughter of the Venerable John Whitty, Archdeacon of Kilfenorn.
Deaths.On the 6th instant, in Wexford deeply regretted by his friends and acquaintances, Lieut. John O’Brien, late of the 2d Vetteran [sic] Battalion.
On the 2d instant, Mrs. Greenslead, wife of Mr. Thomas Greenslead of Derry, after a lingering illness which she bore with christian fortitude and resignation.
Suddenly, at Clontarf, on the 23d ult. Martha, relict of the Rev. James Lowry, formerly of Rockdale-House, county of Tyrone.
At Bath, on the 17th inst. where he had been for the recovery of health, Samuel Major, Esq. most sincerely and deservedly regretted.
From paralytic, on Christmas-day, Mr. John Beggs, of Aughnacloy, Merchant--a gentleman deplored by his family, and most deservedly regretted by all who were favoured with his acquaintance.
The valuable fee simple estates of Lord Viscount Dillon in the barony of Costello, County Mayo, are offered for sale. They comprise two thousand one hundred and sixty-three acres of improvable land.
The Earl and Countess of Farnham, with his Lordship’s nephew, Lord Valentia, have arrived at Farnham, county Cavan.
The Lord Bishop of Clogher is at present on a visit to his noble brother, the Marquess of Ely, at Ely-Lodge.
Lord Viscount Cole arrived last week at Florence court from London.
Robert Archbold, Esq., has been appointed by the Duke of Leinster as his deputy in the Lieutenancy of the county Kildare.
To Correspondents.Our Letter-box has been literally filled with communications this week--some from the fair sex. We have not leisure now to attend to more than those which will be found in our columns to-day. In our next we will make a selection.
“Y.Y.” came too late for insertion to-day. It shall appear next week.
We have received a long communication on the past year, written with much taste; but, as we have already given insertion to a piece on the subject, we must decline again recurring to it.
We beg leave to inform the writer of the poem signed “D.” that the ideas, although good, are so unconnected, we cannot publish it.
The communication of “C.” although possessing much good sense, is not of sufficient interest to the public to entitle it to insertion; we are sorry to decline publishing it, but a weekly paper must be choice in its selections, so that in its columns may be found the most important news of the week; to make room for which we have to exclude all long articles which are not of general interest, and sum up their substance in a few lines--this we consider the best method of conducting a weekly Journal, as the reader has a little of every thing.
To the Editor of the Herald.Sir.--Allow me through your useful Paper to call the attention of the Officers of Health, to the nuisances thrown into the streets by some of inhabitants of the Diamond, to great annoyance of the public. It is a very short distance from their houses to the bridge, and the inhabitants of that part of the town should direct their servants to throw such filth over the bridge, instead of leaving it in the centre of the street.
If this will not be adopted, I will be under the necessity of taking such steps as the law points out.--Your giving insertion to the above will oblige, Sir,
The Quarter-Sessions for the division of Donegal commenced on Wednesday, 28th ultimo, and ended on Saturday following. The Civil Bill business was very heavy, as was also the Crown business. Numerous applications for Registry of Freeholds were made, of which many were dismissed. No trial took place worth reporting.
The fair of this town was held on Monday last; it was well attended; prices for every description of cattle were high---pigs in great demand, which were sold from 15s. to £4.
Lord Crofton, John Cauldfield, Wm. D. Kelly, Wm. Talbot, Wm. Lloyd, Thomas Conroy, Wm. R. Wills, and Owen Lloyd, Esqrs, are appointed Deputies of Roscommon, by the Lieutenant of that County, Lord Lorton.
A numerous and highly respectable meeting of the inhabitants of Carrick-on-Suir was held on Tuesday, for the purpose of making the necessary arrangements and appointing a Committee to collect the O’Connell tribute in that town and neighbourhood for the year 1832, to commence on Saturday the 8th of January.
On the night of the 26th, the house of a man named Kyle, in the neighbourhood of Drumcliffe, near this town, was attacked by a party of ruffians, who broke open the door, violently beat Kyle and his wife, and swore the former to quit his holding. They also broke every article of furniture in the house, and forced this poor man to take several illegal oaths. We are happy to find that the party of police stationed in Carney have succeeded in arresting six persons who have been identified as forming part of the gang, and lodged them, under the warrant of Edward Nicholson, Esq. one of the magistrates of this county, in our jail. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon the police for the vigilance and promptitude which they evinced on this as well as on all other occasions.--Sligo Journal.
On Monday last, seven men were committed to our county gaol, by John Fenton, Esq., of Dromore, for stealing arms, and administering unlawful oaths.--Ibid.
The Duke of Leinstrer [sic] has appointed Mr. Robert Archibald, his Deputy Lieutenant for the County Kildare. Could no other respectable person be found?--Carlow Standard.
The present is considered the most rainy and stormy season that has occurred for many years.--Every day we have accounts of shipwrecks in our own neighbouring coasts.--Cork Reporter.
State of the Country.John Burne, in custody for the murder of Anne Coffey, in Carlow, effected suicide, on Wednesday, by hanging himself from the iron bars of is cell, having cut his blanket into strips for that purpose. He is stated to have caused the death of his wife--to be instrumental to the death of his mother, and upon one occasion, in a fit of intoxication, killed a man on Graigue-bridge, near that town.
On the night of Wednesday, the 21st instant, a party of armed men attacked the house of Laurence Martin, of Kiltelogue, near Durrow. They placed his wife on the fire, and forced her to give up two originals of ejectment processes. They also beat Martin in a very brutal manner.
The house of Mr. Hamilton, of Springmount, was attacked by three men, (one armed with a pistol,) on the night of the 15th instant, who succeeded in taking one gun.
On Sunday night last, the house of John Phelan, of Cuddagh, near Montrath, was attacked by an armed party, who demanded an entrance, but being spiritedly refused by Phelan, and his brother, the latter of whom wounded one of the assailants with a pitchfork.
Several houses in different parts of the Queen’s County, were attacked for fire arms during the week.
W. Molony, Esq., the Stipendiary Magistrate, resident in Gort, was fired at from the foot of the bridge in that town, on his way home on Christmas evening. Fortunately the cowardly assassins failed in perpetrating their murderous intent.--Mr. Molony has been a most active Magistrate, but always evinced the greatest kindness and commiseration towards the lower classes.
Emigration.The Agnes of this port, that sailed hence last August with passengers for St. John’s [sic], New Brunswick, but arrived here after a passage of twenty-seven days. She met with contrary winds in her passage out, and was obliged to put into New Bedford, State of Maine, in the United States of America; the Passengers were received in the most hospitable manner, this, together with the high price of labour, and the great encouragement offered to them, had induced them all, with the exception of about seven, to remain there. There was one blacksmith on board, and he was hired at 40 dollars per month and found; labourers, 7s. 6d. to 9s. 6d. a day: and women, as servants, in door, 8 to 10 dollars per month.--In short, the friends of the passengers that were in this vessel may congratulate themselves at the change of destination, as New Bedford is much a better place than St. John’s for emigrants to stop at, although it is only 150 miles south of St. John’s.
On her passage home, the Agnes fell in with a Swedish vessel in distress, 150 miles distant to the Blaskets, and from her she took seventeen persons on board, who would have perished but for the Captain’s humanity. In consequence of her communication with a vessel from the Baltic, the Agnes is placed under quarantine, although the master of the Swedish vessel had clean bills of health, and all his hands free from any sickness. But such are the regulations to prevent the introduction of Cholera amongst us.--Galway Paper.
“Annus Mi-[se]-rabilis.”The year 1831 is numbered among the things that were; last Sunday the morning stars have ushered in another, and, we trust, a better time. The year 1831 will be signal in the annals of the British Empire, chiefly for the following events:--
1. The assembling of no less than three Sessions of Parliament within the year.
2. The dissolution of our Parliament in the middle of its second Session, and the election of another, under circumstances of great national excitement.
3. The occurrence of three contested elections in the City of Dublin.
4. The introduction of Lord John Russell’s second Reform Bill, commonly called Russell’s Purge into the House of Commons--and its passing therein by a large majority.
5. The rejection of the same Bill by an heroic and ample majority of the House of Lords.
6. The introduction of a third bill for Parliamentary Reform, to a certain extent the same in principle as the two former, but differing in details; and its acceptance by and second reading of same in the House of Commons.
7. The Establishment in England and Ireland of Political Unions, and Unions of Trades--and the recognition of those Societies by Ministers of the Crown.
8. The riots consequent on the rejection of the Reform Bill by the Lords; and the burning of Nottingham Castle.
9. The attack on Sir Charles Wetherell, the Recorder of Bristol, on his proceeding to open his Court, and the sack and burning of that city.
10. The great conspiracy against tithes originating in the diocese of Titular Bishop Doyle, and in that of his disciple the Titular Bishop of Kilkenny or Ossory; whereby numbers of the Protestant Clergy with their families, were reduced to absolute want.
11. The battle of Newtownbarry.
12. The massacre of Knocktopher.
13. The attack on the military at Castlecomer, all arising out of the same conspiracy.
14. The attack on the Police at Castlepollard.
15. The subscriptions raised to support the destitute Protestant Clergy of the Queen’s County--County Wexford and County Kilkenny; to which the Lord Primate nobly contributed one hundred pounds.
16. The withdrawal of the usual Parliamentary grant from the Kildare-place and Capel-street Societies for educating the poor; and a further grant to Maynooth.
17. The establishment of a General Board of Education on a different system from those of the Societies.
18. The renewed agitation of a Repeal of the Union.
19. The appearance of the Spasmodic Cholera at Sunderland, and its extension to Newcastle and its neighbouring villages.
20. Serious apprehensions of an immediate rebellion in Ireland, and active preparations to meet the exigency.
21. The great Conservative meeting of the protestant noblemen and gentlemen who held their deliberations for three successive days at Morrison’s Hotel.
22. A spirit of independence manifesting itself amongst the Protestants throughout Ireland--county meetings convened--Armagh leading the way.
23. Insurrection in Rome and rumoured assassination of the Pope.
Such are the leading public events which will render 1831 memorable.
Among domestic transactions the most remarkable are--
1. The production of a successful Tragedy at the Dublin Theatre by the Reverend Silvester Groves.
2. The unprecedented charity of a Protestant clergyman, so unusual, as to justify its being advertised by himself in the public newspapers, in the following words and figures:--
”The Rev. Dr. Tithe Gregory, Rector of Kilmore, County Meath, endeavoured to make the labouring poor of his parish spend a happy Christmas, in having an OX killed at his own expense! and cut up in five pound pieces, which were distributed on Christmas Eve (Saturday) to 55 families, consisting of 176 people. The previous (Friday!!) he entertained all the respectable farmers of his parish, of all religious denominations (Roman Catholics inclusive) at dinner, and gave them a haunch of venison, (neither fish nor soup maigre for the fasters,) and they drank the health of the Marquess of Anglesey--and a long vice-royalty in a bumper.”
Such is the public announcement of this amazing act of benevolence, at the preceding solemn festival.--Dublin Evening Mail.
Mr. Jephson, M.P., for Mallow, paired off with Sir H. Stewart, the member for Tyrone, on the second Reading of the Reform Bill, though the names of both were omitted in the published lists.
The Reformation society have dissolved the connexion of the Society with the Rev. Nicholas Armstrong.
The Warden of Galway, now playing so successfully in Dublin, has been rejected by the London Theatres we presume from its title, that it is some local affair.--Age.
The Rev. Hans Hamilton of Kilkenny, is summoned over to Londond, to attend the tithe Committee.
The Munster Circuit will commence in February, and the Cork Assizes will take place about the 17th of March.
All the Magistrates, except three in the county Cork, are to be continued in the Commissions of the Peace--though several will not take out the new Commision [sic], owing to the expense.
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