THE connaught journal
Galway, Thursday, October 2, 1823
LATE DISTRESS IN GALWAY
The duties of Mr. HANNEGAN, the Assistant
Since writing the above, we are
rejoiced to find that we have been anticipated by the unanimous voice of the
Public, which will be found in our advertising columns; and we have been
reluctantly obliged to omit more than half the signatures which have been handed
in for insertion.
CORK, SEPT. 26- The
information which we communicated on Monday, relative to the detection of the
worse than savages implicated in the murder of the unfortunate and unsuspecting
family of the Franks, was perfectly consistent in its details. The younger
Sheehan who sat in conclave when their doom was sealed, but who denies having
been inside the house when the murderous edict was executed, as the only
atonement he can make for this atrocious outrage against the laws of God and
man, has furnished the information, which has been followed up with promptness
by Major Carter, and has led to the apprehension of six of these concerned in as
wicked and wanton a murder, as any that has been committed within our
recollection. They were brought in to Doneraile on Wednesday, and lodged in the
Bridewell, preparatory to their transmission to the County Gaol. The female
clothes, in which the ruffian leader acted so conspicuous a part, have also been
secured, with traces of the blood of the victims on them, and other proofs which
will further assist, should any be wanted, in establishing the guilt of the
parties in custody.
A circumstance of a very painful nature occurred yesterday at the barracks, which we are sorry it has fallen to our duty to record, particularly as the regiment it has taken place in, is remarkable while in this garrison, for the gentlemanlike deportment of the officers and the remarkable good conduct of the men. A private of the 12th Lancers, of the name of M'Cann, who had been slightly reprimanded, as we are informed, applied for a Court of Inquiry into his conduct, which was granted, and the reprimand confirmed. Not satisfied with this decision, he applied for a Court Martial, which was as promptly complied with, but while it was depending, and a verdict grounded on the two former decisions likely to be returned, he repaired to the stables provided with his pistols, and had been there a short time, when a Lieutenant of the regiment went in, whom he fired at; the ball passed close to the body, and most providentially missed him, the unfortunate man then presented the other pistol to his head to commit self-destruction, in which we regret to state so far succeeded as to mangle it in such a manner as to leave little hope of his recovery.--Ibid.
Another instance of resistance to the
laws, accompanied with outrage, occurred yesterday within five miles of this
city. The facts are these:- Mr. Hewson, High Constable, accompanied by Mr.
Whitney, Peace Officer, and about twenty men, including keepers, went to make a
distress on some lands about eight miles from this city, on the Bandon road.
They arrived there at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and Mr. Hewson having made
known his business to the proprietor, they took several head of cattle in
charge, which the lawless rabble perceiving, they attacked the keepers with
stones, but Mr. Hewson having remonstrated with them on their conduct, they
desisted, and the keepers drove off the rabble towards town.
THE DUBLIN BLACKSMITH, or GRIEF AND A WATCH HOUSE.
On Wednesday night, at ten o'clock,
five persons, advanced in years, and filled with "dire revenge," lay perdue
in the Straw-market, Smithfield, and perceived that arch sans culotte,
Cupid, stealing softly towards the apartment of a certain matrimonial
blacksmith- in his hand he bore a half-lighted hymenal candle, and
was followed by a pretty little Milkmaid, with sparkling eyes and a rosy
complexion. Her lover ran by her side, urging on the wanton god to stir his
stumps, and join him in holy marriage him and his enamoratta, who had
flown on "love's light wings" from Mount Venus, near Rahtfarnham, for
"stony limits cannot keep love out." Just as they had reached the very
porch of Hymen's Journeyman, the above five grave personages, viz. the parents,
and uncles of Madame Cowslip, uttering a dismal roar, scared Venus's urchin, who
fled away in a trice. The hoarse guardians of the night advanced and seized the
Bridegroom, who in lieu of slumbering in Elysian groves had to content himself
all night in durance, and sigh through the churlish bars of an envious lock-up
room. The disappointed Cowslip, while the big drops chased each other down her
burning cheeks, was most unwillingly removed to her quandam abode and was
obliged to return to Mount Venus once again.
Tuesday, a number of persons assembled
round Usher's-quay Police-office, attracted by the arrest of a young Gentleman,
whose appearance and manners were of the first respectability; his former life
had been always considered so, and as he was taken off to be examined, the
spectators could scarcely credit the evidence of their senses, when apprised
that he stood charged with robbery or shoplifting. From the evidence produced at
the investigation which took place before the Magistrates a few moments after he
had been arrested, it appeared that his name was George Devereux; he has been
for some time on intimate terms with the Messrs. Orr & Co. of Merchant's-q
and received from them the most particular attention at all times; he was Mr
.Orr's guest- received kindly at his table-introduced to his friends, and
most ungratefully has he repaid his hospitality, if the statement against him be
supported. He is owner or director of a vessel now in this harbour, and has been
for some time speaking of sailing to Portugal or Spain, on a mercantile
adventure. he called often at the ware-rooms on Merchant's-quay, lounged about,
talked over the news of the day, and made visit after visit- indeed it is now
remembered that he was wont to make visits to the Messrs. Orr's establishment
seven or eight times in the course of even a day. Latterly, property to some
amount has been missing, and the proprietors ere for some time quite at a loss
to account for the circumstance; at length, suspicion was created that Mr.
Devereux was not acting perfectly right. Tuesday, shortly after 12 o'clock,
while he stole carelessly about Mr. Orr's premises, a young man named John
Munrow, in the employment of the Messrs. Orr, ascending the ware-room gallery,
cautiously concealed himself behind a curtain, and watched Mr. Devereux's
proceedings. He was not so long employed when he observed him snatch up some
pieces of calico, and imagining that he was unobserved, secreted them about his
person; he then went away with them, and returned in a quarter of an hour, when
he took three more pieces of calico, and left the house, but was followed by
Munrow and others, who came up with him at the end of Winetavern-street, never
having lost sight of him from the moment he took the last pieces. Two of the
patrol of Usher's-quay were passing at that instant, and secured him; he was
brought before the Magistrates and examined.
RESOLUTION OF THANKS
WE, the undersigned, agree to the Address to WILLIAM HANNEGAN, Esq. Assistant- Commissary-General, who was sent here by the Government last Season, to distribute Food to the Poor of the County of the Town, and County, &c. &c.
James Hardiman Burke,
ON THE CAUSES OF THE NUMERICAL INCREASE OF
ROMAN CATHOLICS IN IRELAND AS COMPARED WITH THAT OF PROTESTANTS.
That the Roman Catholics
of this Country have increased in number during the last century and a half is a
much greater ratio than the Protestants, is known to every man acquainted with
the statistical affairs of Ireland. We shall, however, lay some proofs of the
fact before our readers, and then proceed, without further preamble, to
investigate the causes from which such a remarkable disparity proceeds.
THE connaught journal
Galway, MONday, October 6, 1823
LIMERICK, SEPT. 27- On Wednesday last, as a man named Daniel Mahony was cutting rushes on a mountain called the Commons, in the Parish of Killeedy, an altercation occurred between him and his partner (Richard Roche) in the farm, respecting a right of boundary, when, melancholy to relate, Mahony, who was armed with a scythe, instantly struck a blow, which literally divided the body, and laid open the bowels of his unfortunate opponent, which deprived him of life. An Inquest was held on the body by John Cox, Esq. Coroner, and a verdict given accordingly. The delinquent has as yet escaped justice.
The Police stationed at Cappagh, in this County, have for a length of time been on the look-out for a noted offender, named Michael M'Donnell, alias Sowney, who never was to be found at his residence. They patroled that neighbourhood last night, and visited the house of this noted delinquent, who was still absent. The party sat down in perfect silence, keeping the inmates within, until six o'clock in the morning, when Master Mick walked into the net. He is fully committed for trial under the Insurrection Act.
CORK, SEPT. 20-In the last week, as Mr. Dodd, who was Steward to the late Brook Brazier, Esq. was returning from Bartholomew Fair, near Rathcormack, he was attacked about half a mile at this side of the fair place, at the early hour of five o'clock, by six ruffians, who dragged him off his horse and beat him with stones, one of which struck him in the mouth, split his lips, and knocked four of his teeth out, and only for some persons who were coming up at the moment, it is thought that they would have killed him.-- Cork Chronicle.
An attempt was made at an early hour on Wednesday night to set fire to some stacks of corn, on the lands of Kilcow, the property of ______ Dunn, Esq. within one mile of Kinsale. Information having been received by William Newman, Esq., Sovereign of Kinsale, of the occurrence, he forthwith called on the Cavalry Police of the Barony, under the command of Captain Lawson, who in the short space of ten minutes were on their road to the place, where they found the greater part of one stack of barley burned, and some scattered about the field. Several houses were searched, and some persons examined, without being able to trace the perpetrators of the outrage.--Morning Paper
OCT. 1.- The following threatening notice was posted a few nights since on the gate of Mr. Davies, in the Parish of Grenagh, and written in a good hand:
"To James Davies, Esq."
"We earnestly desire and peaceably
request that you will cashire and discharge the strange and deluded foreigners
that youre Collecting and Keeping as it were in opposition to the law of our
country, now be certain that we are fully bent and determine to allow no such
proceedings in this neighbourhood like all other places, Now dear Sir dont look
upon this with contempt or indifference or if you do you will most affirmatively
rue the consequence. "We are your inveterate enemies.
On Friday night, about ten o'clock, the out-offices of Captain Phillips, of Mornies, near Monkstown, were perceived to be on fire. Fortunately the night was calm, and after great exertion, the flames were got under, with only the loss of one out-house. That the above has not been produced by accident, is proved by the circumstance of coal-cinders having been found in one of the out-offices, near a window, which had been fastened at night, but from the side of which some stones had been worked out of the wall, for the purpose of conveying the kindling into the house, in which some furze had been placed. From every inquiry we can make, we have the satisfaction to state, that there is no reason to consider this burning as connected with any general system of disturbance in the neighbourhood where it happened.--Morning Paper
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
Consisting of High-bred Durham and Devon COWS, and BULLS and HEIFERS, of all Ages, South Down SHEEP, Suffolk Punch HORSES, and FARMING UTENSILS of every description.
TERMS AT SALE
Good accommodation to be had at
Clifden, Westport, and other Places in the Neighbourhood.
Yesterday morning, two of a number of wretched beings, who from want of a home take shelter for the night in the lime kiln at Loug-lane, Kevin-street, were found suffocated; one of them, named Grumly, was found on the lime in the kiln, and is supposed to have fallen in off the rim (where they lay) when struggling with the suffocation. A third man was discovered in time to have him removed to an hospital, and it is expected he will recover. Within this past year there have been five persons discovered suffocated in the same kiln, and we have before observed upon the necessity of the Police or the Proprietor adopting some method to prevent this waste of life. Mr. M'Carthy, Coroner for the County, held an Inquest on the bodies, when the Jury returned a verdict that the deceased were found suffocated.--Freeman's Journal
Early on the morning of Sunday last, the Shop in Cross-street, belonging to Mr. Barlow, painter and glazier, was forcibly entered through one of the windows, and cash to the amount of £1 taken from the till. No precise opinion can as yet be formed as to the miscreant who affected this robbery; but it is strongly conjectured that some person in the neighbourhood who had been present when the cash was paying, must be either principal in, or privy to it. It has not as yet been ascertained whether any further damage has taken place.
THE PROPRIETORS of the MADEIRA
ISLAND & NUN'S ISLAND BREWERIES, beg leave to acquaint their Friends and the
Public that they are under the necessity of advancing the prices of their Malt
Liquors from this date.
Dissolution of Partnership.
THE Public are requested to TAKE
NOTICE, that the Firm of ADAMS, CANNON & Co., late of New-Castle, Brewers
and Co-partners, has been Dissolved by mutual consent, on the 29th September
instant. All persons indebted to the Establishment are requested to pay the
amount of their Accounts to Mr. H. CANNON; and the empty Vessels due, if not
forthwith returned, will be charged in account.
Informs the Public that he does still
and will continue to Lend MONEY at his Office, Lombard-street, on his
Established System. Any report to the contrary is FALSE, and grounded only in
MALICE and ENVY.
TO BE LET
CONSISTING of a PARLOUR, DRAWING-ROOM,
FIVE BED-ROOMS, KITCHEN, & KEEPING PLACES.
County of Galway
In the latter end of the Month of
NOVEMBER, in the City of DUBLIN, by direction of the Grantee of an Annuity
charged on the Estates and of Trustees appointed to secure the payment, pursuant
to express and full power given for that purpose, ALL THAT AND THOSE, the Towns
and Lands of GRALAGHDUFF, otherwise MARNALL'S-GROVE, containing 163 acres-
CORLACK, otherwise CREGANE, containing 53 acres.
THE connaught journal
Galway, thursday, October 9, 1823
War Office, Sept. 26, 1823.
9th Regiment of Light Dragoons- Thomas
John Fitzmaurice, Viscount Kirkwall to be Cornet by purchase, vice Lascelles,
promoted to the 67th Foot.
Lieutenant-Gen. Martin Hunter to be Governor of Pendennis Castle, vice General Buckley, deceased.
On Saturday last, one of those wretched beings whose squalid face, emaciated form, and almost naked person bespoke him as an Irishpeasant, waited upon Mr. Charles, in consequence of having heard that he (Mr. C.) could, at command, transfer any article from the possession of its owner to wherever it should be desired, and having that day got a letter written to his wife, at Ballinaderrig, County Sligo, acquainting her of his arrival in Dublin, from a reaping excursion in England, with four pounds five shillings, and a new shawl for her, "he hoped his honor (Mr. Charles) would make the letter go to Biddy, without any postage, which would be a great saving to a poor man like him." To this reasonable request Mr. Charles replied by endeavouring to assure the poor fellow, that he (Mr. C.) never exercised the wonder of Azmodeus to any greater extent than within one mile from the place of performance. To this information honest Timothy O'Loughlin required an explanation, for he said, "that one Flanagan, a carman's factor, in Thomas-street, told him that his Honor, Mr. C., did one night that week borrow a handkerchief from a Lady, and that upon desiring it to be left in her room at Portobello, where her brother went for it, he found it there, and if his Honor could do that, sure he might be after sending the letter to Biddy, to save a poor man the postage." Facts are stubborn things; and as there was no denying the circumstance of the handkerchief alluded to by Timothy, and after some enquiry respecting his family, Mr. Charles satisfied the faithful husband's affectionate anxiety, by taking the letter, and assuring him it should reach its destination without any cost to him or his Biddy, and dismissed him with an addition to the four pounds five shillings.
ORIGIN OF THE WORD YANKEE
Yankee is the Indian corruption of the word English- Younglees, Yanglses, Yankee, and finally Yankee. It got in general use as a term of reproach thus: - About the year 1713, one Jonathan Hastings, a farmer at Cambridge, in New England, used the word Yankee as a cant word to express excellence- as a Yankee (good) horse, Yankee cider, &c.- The Students at the College having frequent intercourse with Jonathan, and hearing him employ the word on all occasions when he intended to express his approbation, applied it sarcastically, and called him Yankee Jonathan.- It soon became a cant phrase among the Collegians to designate a simple, weak, awkward person;- from College it spread over the country, till, from its currency in New England, it was at length taken up and applied to the New Englanders generally, as a token of reproach. It was in consequence of this that the song called Yankee Doodle was composed.
LIMERICK, OCT. 4.
On Friday last, a number of men, armed with sickles and hay-forks, assembled on the lands of Ballyphilip, near Kilmore, in this County, held by persons of the name of Duggan, under Mr. Nathaniel Simeux, on which previously a distress for rent had been made, by authority from a receiver under the Court of Chancery, and though the care-taker came forward and cautioned this banditti to desist, they, by force, maliciously cut down several acres of unique oats, and drew off the lands a quantity of same. Next day they dug the potatoes growing on said farm, and drew off some of the corn cut the day before. Mr. Richard Yielding, jun. whose father has an estate on said lands, having heard of the outrage, came up in support of the care-taker, in order to prevent the corn from being removed, but to no effect, as the fellows dropped their spades, and with hay-forks, forced away the corn, and also grossly abused Mr. Yielding- six of the party were apprehended early on Sunday morning, by W.R. Yielding, Esq. and a party of the military from Kilmore, while in the act of conveying away the remainder of the cow. Several hundred persons were assembling to destroy and carry off the remainder off the property with horses, cars, &c., but on the appearance of the military they fled in all directions.
THE connaught journal
Galway, MONday, October 13, 1823
LIMERICK, OCTOBER 4.- On the night of Wednesday last, a valuable horse was houghed on the lands of Ballynacariga, the property of Mr. J. Enright; another of his received many cuts on the hinder parts. A notice was found posted next day on a house on the same farm, signed Captain Rock, threatening Mr. Engight if he did not drop his late undertaking, that of Agent to the property of Mr. Dawson, an end would be put to his life. A horse belonging to Stephen Tinsley, of White Forge, had his ears cut off last night.
LIMERICK, OCT. 8-
At the Rathkeale Sessions, Michael Coghlan was charged with having been, with
others, unlawfully assembled at Moturriagh, on the 19th of September. Mr. Nunan,
who had prosecuted others of the same party on a similar charge on Friday last,
was examined, and repeated his former evidence; he added, that he had not seen
the prisoner since the day he was attacked, until he had appeared in Court as a
witness, and that he recognized him the instant he appeared, as the person who
began the attack, and pulled him from his horse.
BELFAST.- About four o'clock on Thursday evening, the schooner Thomas, laden with coal, got under way at Carrickfergus road, for Belfast, with a Pilot on board, and being about two miles W.S.W. of that place, with all necessary sail set, was in a moment struck with a violent gust of wind, by which she was immediately sunk, in the sight of many spectators, notwithstanding every exertion having been made by the Captain and the crew to save her. The Pilot, Captain, and four others, who had the good fortune to be on deck, were saved; but Mrs. Clements (the Captain's wife) William Jack, the Mate, a female passenger and her two children, being below, unfortunately perished. The name of the poor woman with the two children is unknown, but to one of the crew she stated that her husband was a shoemaker, who had died in Scotland, and that she was returning to her friends in Maghera. Shortly after the schooner had sunk, she righted, and her two masts are now visible about 12 or 14 feet above the surface of the water in which she now lies, on a bank of sand called Carrick bank. It is presumed that it will not be difficult to raiser her.
TRALEE, OCT. 4- A shocking outrage was committed a few nights since in the parish of Kilmolly, near Ballyheige. The house of herdsman of Thomas Quill, Esq. of this town, was broken into by some ruffians well armed and disguised, who inhumanly beat and cut the herdsman and his wife, and a young boy who was in the house, whom they wounded in eleven places. The only cause which can be assigned for this barbarous outrage, was that the lands having been abandoned by the tenants, those persons shewed every fidelity in protecting whatever property had been left for their master.
CORK, OCTOBER 6- We
understand that an official communication has been received by the proper
officer, directing that the Bandon Sessions, which were to have been held this
day- the first in the West Riding under the new Act- should be adjourned from
day until further orders. Speculation is very high as to who will be appointed
to the vacant Chairmanship, and many names are in circulation for the situation.
|KILKENNY, OCTOBER 8- We
are sorry to learn that there are some misguided wretches, even in this
peaceable county, who dare to issue threatening notices in the name of General
Rock. One such notice, as a letter on business for his brother, who resides in
this county, was left at the house of a Gentleman in this city on Sunday
evening. we are persuaded that many notices are written by persons not at all
connected with the Ribon System, for the purpose the most base that can well be
conceived. The one to which we have particularly alluded, we believe to be of
this number, as mot of those, which were written in this county at the beginning
of the last year unquestionably were.- Our people have hitherto set an example
of virtue, under suffering, which does them honor. In this line let them
persevere. Whoever may be the adviser of an opposite line of conduct is their
enemy and the enemy of Ireland.
Mr. Williams, high Constable of this city, having received information from Ambrose Shearman, Esq. a Magistrate of this county, that a gang was forming for the purpose of killing sheep in the co. and city liberties; and, on private information, having discovered that they were to make their first attempt on the stock of Mowlan, at Glandine, near this city, he proceeded thither, accompanied by Messrs. Plymouth, Read and Bible, Peace Officers, and, having concealed themselves, they succeeded, between nine and ten o'clock on Monday evening, in arresting two men in the act of killing a sheep. Their names are Patrick Ryan, and Tobias Hanlon, and are utter strangers in this neighbourhood. The breaking up of this newly formed gang is a matter of great moment at this season of the year.
On Sunday night a considerable quantity of wheat, oats, and hay, with some household furniture, distrained for rent by the Receiver under the Court of Chancery, adjoining the demesne of Three-castles, in this county, were forcibly taken out of the possession of the keepers, by a numerous party, and conveyed away in the direction of Kilkenny. The fellows tied the keepers, but, we believe, offered no further personal violence. The name of the tenant in possession is Jefferey Purcell.--Moderator
We regret to state, that an outrage of a most serious nature has occurred in the interior of our County. A large barn, containing a quantity of hay, oats, and several valuable implements of husbandry, the property of Walter Joyce, Esq. of Merview, was on Saturday, the 11th instant, maliciously burned to the ground. We are happy to say, however, that this outrage is not the offspring of any system of Ribbonism, but was the act of some wretches instigated by private malice. We trust that the perpetrators will be brought to justice. Mr. Joyce has lost no time in adopting the proper course (and, as will be seen by our advertising columns) has offered a reward of £50 to any person who will come forward and prosecute to conviction. This is the first instance of outrage we have had to record as committed in our county for a considerable time, and for the credit of the county we trust that the perpetrators will be given up.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
Whereas on the Night of SATURDAY,
the 11th OCTOBER inst., or early on SUNDAY Morning, a BARN, belonging to me,
situate at Corgary, in this County, containing several Tons of Hay, Oats, and
Implements of Husbandry, and various other Property, was maliciously set on fire
and totally consumed by some Persons or Persons unknown. Now I do hereby offer a
Reward of FIFTY POUNDS sterling to any Person who will, within six calendar
months from the date hereof, come forward and prosecute to conviction all or any
of the Principal Person or Persons concerned in the said Outrage; or one half of
said sum of Fifty Pounds for such private information as may lead to his or
their conviction within the last-mentioned period.
THE MONKS OF THE SCREW
When Lord Avanmore was a young man,
better known on the Turf than at the Bar, he founded a Club near Newmarket,
called the Monks of the Screw; the rules of which he drew up to a very
quaint and common Monkish Latin verse. it was on this model that a still more
celebrated Club of the same name was afterwards established, under his
Lordship's auspices, in Dublin. It met on every Sunday during the Law Terms, in
a large house in Kevin-street, the property of the late Lord Tracton [or
Traeton] , and now converted into a Senescha?'s Court. The reader may have some
idea of the delighted intercourse this Society must have afforded, when he
learns that Flood, Grattan, Curran, Lord Charlemont, Bowes Daly, and a host of
such men, were amongst its Members. Curran was installed Grand Prior of the
Order, and deputed to compose the charter-song. It began thus:-
But first he replenished his fountain
My children , be chaste, till you're
Then be not a glass in the covenant,
Saint Patrick, the titular saint of the Country, was their patron Saint; and a statue of him, mitered and crosiered, after having for years consecrated their Monkish revels, was transferred to Curran's convivial sideboard at the Priory. Of the hours passed in this Society, Curran, ever afterwards, spoke with enthusiasm. "Those hours," said he, addressing Lord Avanmore on the occasion, as a Judge, and wringing tears from his aged eyes at the recollection, "which we can remember with no other regret that that they can return no more:-
"We spent them not in toys, or
lust, or wine,
THE connaught journal
Galway, Thursday, October 16, 1823
DUBLIN- OCTOBER 14.
On Friday the Lord Mayor was most actively employed in visiting the markets and bakeries from nine o'clock in the morning till eleven at night, while in Clarendon market he was greatly insulted by a butcher named Kean. On Saturday morning the Lord Mayor again visited Clarendon market, and apprehended Kean, and when proceeding towards Clarendon-street with the prisoner, a considerable number of persons rushed upon the Lord Mayor's attendants whom they beat severely, particularly the two staff-men, Graham and Bradshaw, and would probably have killed them but for their having fortunately obtained shelter in a public house. Kean, the prisoner, was actively engaged with several others in the riot, all of whom have absconded, but three men, the father and two sons, named Devoy, who are now in custody. Bradshaw, the staff man, had his forehead dreadfully cut, and some of his ribs broken. Peace Officer Manly, of the Head Police Office, living near the market, immediately heard of the riot, and procured a troop of horse police, and several of the patrol, with whom under the command of the Lord Mayor, he returned to the market, but all those concerned in the riot had absconded, save three in custody.
Mr. Johnston, late Private Secretary to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, sailed for England yesterday, to take his place as Commissioner at the English Board of Stamps. He is succeeded in the appointment of Private Secretary by Colonel Meyrick Shaw, who lately arrived in this country, and who, we believe, was employed in India during the Governor-Generalship of the Marquis Wellesley.
evening, the house of Mr. Bellingham, of Upper Rutland-street, was robbed of
several articles of wearing apparel, by some persons who concealed themselves in
the house, who must have entered while the hall door lay open.
The 1st division of the 62d (or
Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot, which arrived on the 18th ult., at Portsmouth on
board the Vibilia transport, from Halifax, sailed for Dublin, for the purpose of
In Gloucester-street, on the 9th
instant, after a short illness, Mrs. Selina Purcell, wife of John J. Purcell,
Esq. in her 22d year. Her life was spent in the exercise of benevolence and
virtue, and he death, full of hope for a glorious eternity. In her society has
lost one of its brightest ornaments.
At Cottage, in the County of Galway, on
Sunday the 12th instant, in the fiftieth year of her age, Mrs. Power, wife of
David Brandon Power, Esq.
War-Office, 3d October 1823
2d Regiment of Life-Guards- Lieutenant
and Adjutant John Maples, from the 45th Foot to be Lieutenant, vice Hort,
appointed to the 8th Light Dragoons.
THE connaught journal
Galway, Monday, October 20, 1823
ATTACK ON THE LORD MAYOR'S SUITE
Alton was put on his trial, charged with having been concerned in the riot which
took place in Clarendon-market on Saturday last; and also with an assault upon
Bradshaw, and another staffman, who had attended the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor
on his visit to that market. He was found guilty without a moment's hesitation.
This unfortunate man was brought up for trial yesterday, and, upon being asked the usual question, whether guilty or not, he appeared stupified and so much agitated as to be unable to speak; he at length communicated to Mr. Bournes that he pleaded guilty, and threw himself upon the mercy of the Court. The Recorder requested of him to consider his plea, and the consequences of it; and a considerable time elapsed before he had explained himself to Mr. Bournes, during the whole of which he was in tears. At length it was communicated to he Court that he had not consulted any Attorney or Lawyer, and expected there would be no prosecution. The Recorder said that he would not put off the trial upon the prisoner's request, but if the prosecutors wished, he would put it off at their request. The prosecutors then humanely begged the Court to put off the trial, which the Recorder did to the next sitting day.
Martha Mansergh, an elderly woman,
whose air, and particularly her address, bespoke her having mixed in genteel
society, was indicted for having stolen some childrens' wearing apparel, the
property of Catherine Griffin. The prisoner had lodged in a room in
Copper-alley, with some of the Mendicants, where also the prosecutrix lodged,
who was an interesting looking brunette from the "Kingdom of Kerry,"
she appeared on the table with an infant in her arms, but could not speak a word
of English, and the celebrated Lewy O'Halloran was sworn as interpreter.
MEETING AT CASTLEBLAKENEY
By our advertising columns it will be seen that a Meeting of the Barony of Tiaquin has been summoned for Thursday next, to take into consideration the late outrage committed on the estate of Walter Joyce, Esq. in the destruction of his barn. We lament this should have been necessary. We had hoped that, for he credit of their County, the well-disposed in the Barony would have immediately delivered up the perpetrators to the hands of justice; for it is hardly possible to conceive, but that several are privy to the transaction. As, however, they have not done so, it has become necessary for the neighbouring gentlemen to exert themselves in the detection of the offenders. They are coming forward as they ought- their activity will probably be the means of preventing a repetition of such outrages for the future, and of ensuring a continuance of peace to the County.
We the undersigned, request a Meeting of the Gentlemen of the Barony of Tyaquin, on Thursday, the 22d instant, at Castleblakeney, at the hour of One o'Clock, to take into consideration the best plan to be adopted in consequence of the late Outrage, committed at Cargary, in that Barony.
James Daly, Dunsandle
CORK, OCT. 15- On Friday last,
as Jas. Hill, a comfortable farmer residing at Sauroo, was returning from the
fair of Clonakilty, in company with his wife, brother, and servant, he was
waylaid by a part headed by a man named James Hayes, and murdered. There was a
dispute between Hayes and the deceased, in consequence of the latter having
taken a farm form which the former was evicted, which, to all appearance was
made up, and Hayes with his friends were going in the same direction, when, we
should suppose, the old feeling was re-kindled, which terminated so fatally.
Hayes, who is the head of a quarrelsome faction, that has often disturbed the
neighbourhood of Rosscarbery, has absconded. He is the fellow who had the
audacity to draw a sword through the hand of Lord Carbery some few years ago,
when his Lordship, much at his personal risk, interfered to quell a riot, which
would have been attended with bloodshed, at the fair of that town, in which the
above party were the principals.
THE connaught journal
Galway, Thursday, October 23, 1823
is to us a source of regret, that a spirit of insubordination & outrage has
begun to manifest itself near this town, in the Co. Westmeath. Last week the
house of a man named Grennan, at Cappabrack, in the parish of Colry, within four
miles of this town, in said County, was maliciously set on fire by a party of
incendiaries and the inmates with difficulty escaped.
CORK, OCT 17- We understand, from a respectable source, that on Wednesday last, the Churchwardens of Rathcormuck, attempted to prevent the interment of an elderly gentleman, (Mr. O'Flanigan) according to the usual form and ceremonies of the Catholic burial. It is stated to us, that the Churchwardens, on being interrogated as to their authority, declared, that they acted on the express order of the Lord Bishop of Cloyne. We are happy to learn that the unchristian attempt was frustrated by the cool determination of the Roman Catholic Clergymen, who, regardless of the impertinent interruption, proceeded in their pious prayers for the repose of the soul of their deceased christian brother.-- Chronicle
CORK CITY SESSIONS.
Eleven were indicted as being idle and
disorderly persons, in being absent from their dwelling on Sunday, the 5th
Cross-examined by Mr. Scannell.
Witness confined his observations about the arms to Whiteboy business, but could speak generally to their moral habits and general attention to their religious duties.
Examined by Mr. Blacker.
Q. When you say that there could not be
a combination in the parish without your knowing it, do you mean to extend the
observation to Parish Priests in general, or to confine it to your own case? - I
mean it to apply to my own particular case.
At a numerous Meeting of the
Friends of Independence of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, held on
Sunday, the 24th January instant.
On Tuesday last, at Ballymore,
in the County of Galway, the Lady of Richard Rathborne, jun, Esq.- A stroke more
unexpected, or more sincerely deplored has seldom fallen on a devoted family.
Cut off in the bloom of life, she has left a place in society which will not be
easily filled up. In her were united every quality which could render woman
beloved and she exercised through life an uncommon talent in unremitting
endeavours to ameliorate the condition of the neighbouring poor. By her death
society has been deprived of its brightest ornament- her equals have lost a
sincere friend- her inferiors a condescending and humane protectress- and her
husband and family the best of wives and the most affectionate of mothers.
THE late JAMES HUGHES alias BERNARD M'CANN.
To the Editor of the Connaught Journal
SIR- The enclosed is the Letter which I
mentioned to you a few days since, with a wish to have it published in your
widely circulated Paper. Most of your readers are already acquainted with the
history of the late James Hughes, alias Bernard M'Cann, the butcher; at
least so far as his having committed a foul murder in the County of Down some
ten years ago; that he had fled to this town, and marrying, here resided till
lat month; that he was then recognized, apprehended, and transmitted to Down
Jail, where remaining for four months he was tried, and being convicted on the
clearest possible testimony, was executed on 31st July last. I saw the
unfortunate man the day after he was condemned, and can vouch for his being
perfectly in that tone of mind which would dictate such a letter; and I need
scarcely add, that during his confinement he had had frequent opportunities of
hearing the Scriptures read to him with benefit; and he had also the assistance
(and more particularly in his latter moments) of the respectable Roman Catholic
Ordinary of the Jail. His sufferings, it will be remembered, were very great-
the rope broke, and several minutes transpired ere it was replaced; yet his
firmness, and that religious hope so well expressed in the letter which he had
just addressed to his Wife; did not desert him. He assured me when I saw him,
that he felt much happier in his mind than he had at any time for the ten years
"MY DEAR WIFE- This will the last
you will receive from me:- endeavour to bear it up as well as you possibly can
when I tell you this day is appointed for my execution. A number of evidences
came against me I had no expectation of. I forgive them and I trust so will you.
I am resigned to my fate. I trust the Almighty will have mercy upon my poor
soul. As for you, my dear wife, I would have you look to the Almighty for a
blessing upon your own soul, and likewise upon the Children. God says, " I
will be a father to the fatherless, a husband to the widow, the orphan's stay
,and the stranger's guide." I do beseech you to rear up the Children in the
tuition and admonition of the Lord. "God is set against them that do
wickedly." I do see "the wicked to not unpunished." Do not allow
them to take up with bad company- that is, such as would lead them in the way of
sin- have them taught to the word of God which is able "to make them wise
unto salvation." Tell them the ey7es of God are over them- he sees their
actions, and that he keeps a Book of Remembrance of their actions, and again the
Day of Judgment the same Book will be opened, and they shall be judged by
these actions, whether good or bad. Be careful in the due observance of the Holy
Sabbath. God says, "Remember it and keep it holy." Teach the
words of Jesus- Luke's Gospel, chap. 13th verse 3d. "Except ye repent ye
shall all likewise perish!" Tell them what Jesus Christ told Nicodemus,
"Except a man be born again he cannot enter the Kingdom of God." -
John 3 and 8.- And the words of Paul, the Apostle to the Hebrews. "Without
holiness no man shall see the Lord." Without these blessings we my live,
but without them we cannot die happy in the love of God. Be faithful in the
discharge of these important duties. Call upon God for the aid of his spirit to
assist you, and do not rest satisfied in your own mind until you see the fruit
of your labour- until you see the appearance of an inward change taking place,
which is a change of heart. If you could think of parting with any of the
Children, my Brothers would do for them, but satisfy your own mind. I could wish
you to let Johnny be your husband. I trust he will be faithful one, and will
abide by your direction. Any thing I sent with Billy Kelly you will keep them
safely for Johnny. Lord Down promises to remit you 50 pounds by Mr. Rily for the
benefit of you and the Children, which you may call upon when you think proper.
My time is now nearly expired- the Bridegroom is fast approaching- my glass is
far run- the night of Death is at hand. My the Almighty give me to experience
redemption in the blood of Christ, the forgiveness of my sins. May he clothe me
with the wedding garment, without which I cannot sit at the wedding supper. I
cast my soul upon the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ- I look to him as
my God and Saviour- and trust he will send a convoy of his Heavenly Angels to
escort my poor soul to a mansion in the skies, to dwell with him for ever. My
blessing and the blessing of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, be
with you and my Children for ever. I die in peace with all men- I pray that all
may come to a knowledge of the truth, and be saved from sin in this world and
from Hell in a world to come.
It will be perceived that we give the above Letter at the request of Mr. Reilly. His motive, for wishing it to be published is certainly a fair and creditable one; but we apprehend that all persons will not draw as pious a conclusion from it as that respectable Gentleman has done. Alas! we think that the commission of a horrid murder by a person so well versed in the Bible, only proves that a man may be depraved in heart who had the Scripture in his mouth.
THE connaught journal
Galway, Monday, October 27, 1823
A few days since the 39th Regiment marched from Tralee for Limerick. They are to be replaced by the 29th Regiment. On the departure of he 39th Regiment the following handsome testimonial was presented to that Corps from Major-General Sir John Lambert, as to their praiseworthy conduct while quartered in Kerry:
A.A. General's Office, Cork, Sept. 23.
Major General Sir John Lambert cannot allow the 39th Regt. to leave the District under his command, after a period of nearly two years & a half, during which, circumstances had called for increased vigilance and much harrassing duty, without expressing his perfect satisfaction to Col Sturt, the officers, and corps generally, with the zeal and correctness the duties on all occasions have been performed. (By order)
(Signed) CHARLES TURNER,
| We are much gratified to
have to state, that the son of our respected townsman, Dr. Veitch, who received
his education under the Rev. Dr. Whitley, at the Galway College, obtained the
fifth place out of 150 boys that entered our University on the first Monday of
The first ever attempted in this Town
,ad the only one in the Province of Connaught erected on an improved plan.
Notice is hereby given, that we appointed John O'Flaherty, Esq.
of Headford, Agent to receive all Rents and Arrears of Rent due on our Estates.
THE connaught journal
Galway, Thursday, October 30, 1823
CLARE-ENNIS, OCT 25.- Yesterday a party of Captain Drought's mounted and dismounted Police attended the Rev. Mr. Murray and two persons appointed by him to value Tithes, in the neighbourhood of Miltown Malbay; the dismounted party, with the valuators, entered a field some short distance from the road, where they were attacked by a riotous assemblage of persons, who were armed with reaping-hooks, clubs, stones, &c.; one of the mob placed a reaping-hook round the neck of the Police, swearing that he would have his live and the whole of the party, if they did not quit the lands; the Police retreated to a considerable distance, but were pursued and pelted with stones by the mob, who had by this time assembled the party and who acted with every degree of forbearance and precaution on this occasion, ordered his men to fire over the heads of the mob; this only irritated them the more, and they became so determined in their attacks on the Police, that the latter were obliged to fire in their own defence, and, we regret to say, that one woman was shot dead, and two men, who were principally concerned in the attack, were wounded. These are the only particulars of this unfortunate transaction which have yet come to our knowledge.--Advertiser.
LIMERICK, OCT 25.-
This morning, about an hour before day, a shot was fired through the bedroom
window of Edward Barry, at Kildimo, in this County, in the direction of his bed.
The shot luckily did not take effect. Three bullets were found in the room at
On Tuesday night last, the 21st, a large party of men assembled on that part of
the lands of Booby-Hill, in the Parish of Fethard, Barony of Shelbourne, held by
Patrick Cullen, who dug up and carried off about twenty barrels of potatoes,
that were under distress for rent. Cullen having abandoned his farm and taken
off his corn, these potatoes were seized for rent and arrears.- Cullen's father,
having come near these nightly legislators, was compelled to retire. Caesar
Colclough, Esq, being apprised of the facts, immediately ordered out a division
of the Police, but their search proved fruitful.
REGISTRY OF FREEHOLDERS
A very extraordinary report relative to the registry of some Freeholders for Mr. Maunsell, has reached us. We are not sufficiently in possession of the facts to enter fully upon the subject this evening, but if the rumour be true, we shall, certainly revert to it in our next publication. We shall feel much obliged for any intelligence on the subject.
The public are requested to suspend their opinion respecting the arrest, for an alleged debt, made at the suit of Mr. Michael Browne, on the affidavit of Mr. Charles Edington, of the Gentleman who had been here in his official capacity, on the behalf of the Crown, as it is intended to remove the cause of action to a superior Court; the particulars of which will be published, at which period an impartial opinion of the legality or injustice of the proceedings can be formed.- Connolly's Hotel, Monday, Oct. 26, 1823.
Most respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that he
has just got into the Grocery, Wine, and Spirit Trade, and that there has
arrived to him 13 carloads of Groceries, including:
INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT
Notice is hereby given, that JOHN PARSONS, Esq., one of the
Commissioners for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland, will hold a Court
for the Discharge of Insolvent Debtors at Galway, on WEDNESDAY, the 19th day of
NOVEMBER at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day- Dated this 29th day of
On Friday night a small quantity of
Tithe hay on the lands of Drumsilla, near Enniskillen, set apart for the Rector
of the parish of Rossory, the Rev. Mr. Auchinleck, was set fire to and consumed.
On the following day, as Mr. Auchinleck's Collector went to the lands in order
to remove the Tithe corn, agreeable to notice served for that purpose, he was
threatened and assaulted by the owner, a person named Leith, against whom
Informations have been lodged for the offense.
The New Zealand Flax Plant, which was
the cause of the first plantation of our convicts at Botany Bay, in 1787, is
found to be an indigenous plant of the South of Ireland, growing there
luxuriantly. A sample of this hemp or flax has been sent to London.
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