Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, July 1, 1824
At the Grove, in Tuam, a few days
since, at an advanced age, Mrs. Kirwan- a Lady universally known, esteemed and
In the matter of John Burke, } Pursuant to an
EMPLOYMENT OF THE POOR
A memorial from this town having been forwarded by James H. Burke, Esq., Mayor, a few days ago, requesting that his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant would be graciously pleased to order the commencement of the public works in this county, his Worship the Mayor has received, by this evening's post, a most satisfactory answer. Mr. Gregory in his letter states, that the public sorks will be immediately commenced, the Lord Lieutenant having issued orders to that effect.- This is most gratifying news.
We have been informed this day, by Francis Blake, Esq. of Cregg, that the greatest possible distress prevails in his neighbourhood. We are persuaded that Commisary-General Luscombe, with his characteristic humanity, will afford the miserable sufferers immediate relief.
Yesterday a party of the 5th Dragoon Guards arrived in Galway, and was the bearer, we understand, of some money for the distribution of Mr. Commissary Luscombe. They put up at the Clanricarde Hotel, and on their departure this morning they expressed themselves highly pleased at the accommodation they received- the forage, stabling, &c. being excellent.
| Captain O'Callagahn has at
length been allowed those common necessaries and comforts, which his rank in
society and his moral innocence entitle him to. His case was discussed at length
in the House of Commons on Thursday night.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT - On Friday, Eliza Ledwich, an aged servant, 71 years old, who resides in Marlborough-street, went to take a tea kettle off the fire; when being embarrassed by lameness, and oppressed by age, illness and fatigue, she fell with her head against the grate, and her clothes taking fire, she was burned to death almost immediately. An inquest was held by the Coroner, Alderman Drury Jones, and a Jury of respectable neighbours. Verdict,- "Accidental Death."--Freeman's Journal.
A subscription is about to be raised for the widow of the Missionary Smith, whose untimely death has been a subject of such just lamentation, both in and out of Parliament.
The Estate of Peter Holmes, Esq. in the county of Tipperary, including the town of Nenagh, comprising 800 houses, is advertised to be sold for payment of debts.
EMIGRATION.- The whole number of emigrants that arrived in the United States during the year ending the 30th of September, 1823, from all parts of the world, did not amount to 5,000- National Journal.
The "Tenths" are actually and positively coming to Connaught. In our last was announced that they had received orders to replace the 5th in Ballinrobe, Gorg, &c., &c. Is it to teach them to fight that they are sent hither? The Gentlemen of this County, we know, have been celebrated in the annals of duelling; but since the death of the eccentric Major O'S____, who used to frequent our Assemblies with a blunderbuss and a small sword slung over his arm, we did think that their fame in this respect was dying away. We should be sorry to see it revived; but if it should be necessary, there is still a spirit among us that will not brook impertinence; - an arrogant or overweening spirit was never sent to a better school.
We have frequently taken the
liberty of calling the attention of our Fellow-Citizen to the necessity of
attempting to do something towards the suppression of mendicity; and we are glad
to be able to say, that our calls have not been quite ineffectual-all classes
seem to be fully impressed with a conviction of the benefits which would result
from it; and very many of the most respectable Traders and Shop-keepers of the
Town have assured us of their willingness to contribute largely towards the
support. We now submit to our Readers the plan of the Mendicity Association of
the Town of Sligo. We have got those of Dublin, London and Newry in our
possession; but we prefer this, both because we are informed that it has been
eminently successful, and that it appears to us so simple and so well adapted to
the situation of this Town, that we think no person who considers it can for a
moment doubt of its being successful, if any the slightest pains are taken to
carry it into effect. The expence of each individual in the Sligo Institution to
the Public does not, we are assured, exceed the sum of 2 1/2d. per diem, so
trifling is the cost of so beneficial an Institution. We hope the Summer will
not be suffered to pass away without something effectual being done; and we
entreat those Gentlemen who are anxious for the good of the Town, or for the
introduction of order and industry among the lower classes, to come forward in
this business without further delay.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, July 5, 1824
In Harcourt-street, Dublin, Nicholas C. Whyte, Esq. of Loughbrickland, County Down, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Seagrave, Esq. of Cabragh, County Dublin.
At the Grove, in Tuam, on Sunday, at an advanced age, Mrs. Chevers, relict of the late John Chevers, of Killian, in the County of Galway, Esq.- A lady of the most agreeable and prepossessing manners, and whose unbounded goodness of heart acquired for her the love and esteem of the poor, to whom she was a most generous benefactress.- She was universally known, esteemed, and respected.
LIMERICK, JUNE 30 - Last night, three
persons who personated policemen, forced their way into the house of Patrick
Meara, care-taker, on the lands of Bunlickey, in the liberties of this city, and
beat him unmercifully with sticks. He had some time since sworn information
against trespassers, which is the only reason that can be assigned.
CORK, JUNE 28 - On Thursday last, a noted character, named Joseph Howard, was apprehended by John Kiely, Esq. of the police establishment, near Kanturk; he formed one of a party who, it will be recollected, attacked the Charter schoolhouse, near Charleville, on a Sunday, while the family were at Church, and having demanded arms, attempted to shoot a servant boy. This fellow was long sought after; and when taken into custody, he said his name was Joseph Meade, and denied any knowledge of Charleville or his ever being there. Accordingly, on the following day, he was sent under a proper escort to the scene of his former outrage, and was fully identified, after which he made a disclosure of the entire transaction.--Constitution.
WEXFORD, JUNE 23 - On Monday, an altercation took place in a public house at Kilmick, where some of the police were drinking, when a man of hte name of Richard Bennet, of Fearney-hill, in the Barony of Forth, was stabbed in the thigh and belly, of which wound he lies dangerously ill. - Serjeant James Johnson, and James W. Walsh, sub-constable of the police establishment, have been committed to gaol, charged with the assaults.--[ Herald.
CLONMEL, JUNE 30 - On Friday morning last, two sons of Mr. Fogarty, of Borrisoleigh, went with a party to make a distress on lands in the neighbourhood of Templemore, when they were resisted by Jas. Gorman, the owner of the cattle, who, it seems, was served with a notice not to pay the rents to Mr. Fogarty. In the affray that ensued, we regret to state that one man was shot dead by Phillip Fogarty, who, on seeing him run with a pitchfork at his brother, fired the fatal shot. William Fogarty lies dangerously ill from a wound he received, and in the opinion of the Surgeon who is attending him, cannot be removed to the county gaol, where his brother had been sent. Several on both sides are severely wounded. It is reported that the mother of the unhappy man that lost his life, has become insane. The deceased has left a young wife, en famille, and two children. Two assistants of the Fogartys are also committed to the county gaol.
SLIGO, JUNE 30 - The following
threatening notice was posted on a chapel door near Easky, in this county, and
was torn down by one of the police under William Gardiner, Esq:
The Very Rev. U. Fitzgerald has been
appointed Provost of Ennis for the ensuing year.
2d Regiment of Dragoon Guards - R.
Griffiths, gentleman, to be cornet, by purchase, vice Dunscombe, promoted in the
1st or Grenadier Foot Guards.
| YOUGHAL- A meeting is
shortly to be held in this place "to take into consideration the best mode
of obtaining for Catholics the Corporate rights which have so long and so
unjustly been withheld from them." Of 10,000 inhabitants which Youghal
contains, no less than 8000 are Catholics. Of the entire number, however, only
four of five have been admitted to what is called "the freedom of
CATHOLIC BURYING GROUND - The first interment in the burying ground of Naas, lately consecrated by Dr. Doyle, took place on the 20th ult. An old man by name David Raney, born in Edinburgh, and reared a Calvanist, was interred according to the rites and ceremonies of the Catholic Church.
A canal is forming from the Red Sea to the Nile. It is intended to establish Steam Vessels to ply between London and Bombay in 34 days.
TO DESTROY FLIES - Half a teaspoonfull of black pepper, one teaspoonfull of brown sugar, and one table-spoonful of cream; put the mixture in a plate or saucer, and set it in the room where the flies are troublesome, and they will soon disappear.
New potatoes for sale in our market (Castlebar) this day at 8d. per stone. This amounts to almost an assurance, that with us there will be no such want of provisions as has been felt in the neighbouring counties.--Mayo Constitution.
Colonel Sir Hugh Gough, 22d Regiment, has lately purchased an extensive estate in the county Tipperary.
Major Wilcocks, at the petty sessions of Chair, on Wednesday, reduced two of the constables for improper conduct.
The entire party of police who attended the late fair of Mount Talbot, have been lodged in Roscommon gaol for murder.
There are a great many counterfeit sovereigns going through the Country, and persons should be very cautious how they receive them.
Michael Perrin, of this town, gentleman, was on Wednesday last sworn an Attorney in his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, and so admitted a Member of the Honourable Society of King's Inns.
TO BE LET
the barony of Dunmore, and County of Galway, containing by an old survey, 125
acres, 2 roods, and 30 perches of Arable and Pasture Land, and 28 acres, 2
roods, and 20 perches of Bog.
John Galway and Margaret }PURSUANT to the
A MEETING of the TRUSTEES appointed by
the LONDON TAVERN COMMITTEE for the COUNTY of GALWAY, will be held at the
CONNAUGHT HOTEL, TUAM, on THURSDAY, the 15th JULY, at the hour of Twelve
o'clock, for the purpose of receiving Applications for Loans for the
Encouragement of Industry.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, July 8, 1824
| The enormous sum of £350,000 is
annually taken out of the County of Kilkenny by Absentees, almost all of whom
are non-resident. At the head of the list are the names of nineteen Lords, all
Absentees, whose properties, in the aggregate amount to £100,000 per annum, not
one guinea of which is spent in the County and very little, if any, spent in
Miss Clara Fisher netted, at her benefit in Cork on Monday, the sum of £180 - the House was crowded to excess. In consequence of a misunderstanding in the Boxes at the Theatre that night, a duel was fought at Ryecourt on Wednesday between Mr. Swele [or Swete] of Macroom, and Mr. Clarke, of Bandon after an exchange of shots, an amicable adjustment was affected.
No reduction has taken place in the Custom department of Limerick, nor is it likely there can be any, as all the Officers have sufficient business to occupy them.
By the late Revenue arrangements, the Water Establishment of Cork has been reduced to three Surveyors and sixteen Tidewaiters, to be stationed, ad formerly, at Cork, Passage, and Cove.
Upwards of 40 tons of Potatoes have been carried coastwise from the Half Barony of Lettrough, County of Kerry, within the last three weeks, to the starving districts of Cunnemara &c., &c.
| LIMERICK, JULY 3 - Some short
time ago, a man named Michael Power, of Lisbane, near Shanagolden, tenant to the
Knight of Kerry, was ejected for non-payment of rent out of a very considerable
farm, and a poor man named Culhane, with a very large family, put into the
house, for the purpose of taking care of it and the farm. About one o'clock on
Tuesday morning, four or five men, one of whom was armed with a pistol, forced
the door, dragged the poor fellow out of bed from his ???ighted family,
inflicted several severe wounds on him with a bludgeon, and threatened that, if
he did not immediately quite the employment, they would again visit him in a
more terrible manner; they then fired a shot in the house, a ?????? in the yard
as they were going. The Rev. George Vincent and Samuel Harding, Esq had the
unfortunate man brought before them to the petty sessions of Shanagolden, on
Wednesday; and form the circumstance of the case, it is very probable that they
were the same ruffians who attacked Mr. Meade's house on Sunday morning last -
it is not above two miles distant. Mr. Woodburn and Mr. Smith, chief constable,
visited Culhane's family, and they exhibited a scene of wretchedness far more
deserving of charity than abuse.
We gave, in our last, an account of a very interesting Meeting at the Crown and Anchor Tavern on this matter, of which men of high rank and talent- namely, the Marquis of Landowne. Mr. Rice, and others, and Mr. Nimmio too, the Government Engineer, took a prominent part.- Of the practicability of the plan the public will judge, and it must derive high sanction from the above names; it must also be obvious that, if practicable, the importance of facilitating the communication with the New World must be of the greatest interest both to Government and the Commercial interests of Great Britain. But what we wish now more particularly to remark, is, that Galway, not Valentia, is unquestionably the Port most suitable on the Western Coast for such communication, should it take place. A noble Bay, without any bar to clog its entrance to the largest vessels-deep, extensive and well sheltered by the islands of Arran, secure of ingress and egress at all hours- a populous town and neighbourhood, with a Trade capable of great increase- the Harbour extending to the very bosom of the Atlantic, yet distant only, one hundred and four miles from Dublin, or less than a day's journey-with a Mail Coach Establishment, a Canal Coach too, and the Grand Canal extending within 30 miles of it, and likely to be continued to Galway-these are some of the advantages possessed by this place. As to Coals, it is will known they are at a cheaper rate then at almost any Port on the Western Coast, for this reason, that the exports of Corn so greatly exceed the imports, that Coals are necessarily brought in large quantities instead of ballast, to cheapen the outward freight of Corn. Hence, at a pound or a guinea a ton, or less, any quantity of Coal would be contracted for and supplied by the merchants here. Neither should we forget the opinion of the late RICHARD KIRWAN, that the County Clare is, in many places, a great land of Coal, and, in point of fact, at this moment a great deal of culm, which is believed usually to be contiguous to, or the superstratum of coal mines, is brought from Malbay to Galway, even in the rude manner of working it at present. In this age of mining, therefore, why should not this attract attention in case of such an arrangement, and be made, perhaps, to supply abundance of fine coals? Would it not, at least, be worth the trial? However, even without this, the advantages of Galway are so obvious beyond any other Port, that they must, even on the map, strike the Committee, and with such men as we have mentioned, fair play cannot be doubted. We are happy to learn the Chamber of Commerce are about to make an immediate and strong representation of this subject. Galway has already, a tried and eminent friend on the Committee in Mr. Spring Rice. We need not observe on the many advantages to this Town of making Galway the point of communication. It would make it a thoroughfare for business-create trade-give life, intelligence, activity, to all our resources- develope our natural advantages- and, aided by the other measures now happily in progress to restore their rights and the management of their own affairs to the people of Galway-would conspire to make the present auspicious time a new era, indeed, here.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, July 12, 1824
CARLOW, JULY 8 - The Right Rev. Dr.
Doyle and his three curates in the parish of Carlow, and the adjoining parish of
Graigue, have voluntarily relinquished the whole of their Sunday collections for
two months, that the money may be distributed amongst the indigent poor of these
two parishes. This we call real and practical religion, because we know that the
whole income of these parishes, did not give any redundancy to the Bishop or his
Curates, and they must consequently curtail even their necessary expenses.
7th Regiment, Dragoon Guards, John
Osborne, Gent, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Payne, who retires.
Assistant Surgeon Frederick Fenton,
from half-pay 15th Foot, to be Assistant Surgeon to the Forces, vice Hospital
Assistant Ferguson, promoted in the Royal African Corps.
In Gort, Mr. Christopher Bernard, of Limerick, to Hela Lucinda, daughter of the late Cesar French, Esq. of Fairyhill, county Galway.
We the Undersigned, respectfully
request you will convene a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town at as early a
day as possible, to consider the expediency of forming an Association for the
support of the Poor, and the suppression of Mendicity.-- Galway, July 19, 1824.
Respectfully beg leave to inform the
Ladies and Gentlemen of Galway and its vicinity, that they have come to reside
permanently in the Town and purpose teaching the HARP, PIANO-FORTE, GUITAR,
GRECIAN LYRE, DOUBLE FLAGEOLET, Singing and Nocompaniment, in the most approved
style, and on very moderate terms. Mr. W. also teaches the FLUTE and CLARINET,
and trusts his experience and attention will recommend him to the patronage of
A grant of £10,000 has been received in Cork, from Government, for the erection of a Corn Market in that City. A meeting of the Trustees was held on Thursday last , to take the necessary measures.
PORTSMOUTH, July 4- Rear Admiral Sir John Poor Beresford having resigned the command of the coast of Scotland for the remainder of his term of service, that station, as well as Cork, will be in future held by a Commodore. Captain P. Campbell and Captain the Honourable H. Duncan are candidates.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, July 15, 1824
Yesterday morning, in Lombard-street, the Lady of John Reilly, Esq., of a Daughter.
Supposing that the Public are not aware
that he professes MIDWIFERY requests to inform them, that being an ACCOUCHEUR of
the Royal College, Edinburgh, and having practiced for two Winters at the
Lying-in-Hospital there, he can at present devote a proportion of his time to
said most useful department.
|INHUMANITY - Yesterday morning, at a quarter before 2 o'clock, the sentinel on duty at the front gate of Portobello barracks, was alarmed by a noise or splash, resembling that of a person falling into the canal. The guard was turned out immediately, and approached the water; they found a regimental cap of the 84th Infantry floating in the canal near the bank; they made application to the canal boats for a drag, but could not procure one; they were alike unsuccessful at the canal house, where a drag was refused, with a hearty curse for the request. Two of the guar then stripped off, plunging into the water, brought out the body of P. Connors, late of the 84th Regiment, but their exertions came too late, the man was quite dead.-- Dublin Paper.|
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, July 19, 1824
From motives of justice, we deem it imperative on us to comment, in some degree, on the pretensions of our Townsman, Doctor O'Maley, as set forth in his advertisement. From the general acknowledgement of his efficiency by the poorer class, as also from the decided impression on the minds of many highly respectable persons who have experienced his assistance, we can soar above the limits of refutation in asserting, that no Medical Man in the sphere of our Community has evinced more general professional acquirement or talent. The favourable result of many dubious Medical and Surgical Cases under his care within the last fifteen months, being well attested, cannot fail in acquiring him the character of a judicious practitioner; and we therefore cannot conclude without mentioning from the most unquestionable authority, that in the accoucheur province none of his contemporaries will be found superior; and, under the auspices of that celebrated College from which erudition has so long emanated, we positively assert that no man can have a greater prospect of extensive practice in this very essential professional department.
TO BE SOLD BY INCH OF CANDLE, at the
Excise Office, Galway, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, at the Hour of Twelve
o'Clock, for breaches of the Excise Law, FOURTEEN CASKS, containing
At a Meeting of the Inhabitants held on
Friday last, pursuant to notice, (James H. Burke, Esq., Mayor, in the Chair,)
the following Resolutions were proposed, and unanimously adopted:-
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
John L. Reilly, Esq., Richard Martin,
Esq., Rev. P. Daly, James Costello, Rev. H. Morgan, Rev. J. Kirwan, Lachlan
Maclachlan, Rev. M. Fynn, John Blake, Rev. E. Burke, Rev. M. Gill, Rev. J.
D'Arcy, and John Ireland, Treasurer.
The undermentioned Gentleman received their Degrees:- James Martin, Esq., of Ross- Andrew James Veitch, and Henry Baldwin, Esqrs. of Galway.
PORT NEWS - The Lovely Nelly, that sailed from this port for Bristol, with oats, was lost on the 1st instant, near Biddiford. It is also reported that the Blossom, a constant trader of this port, which was loaded here with wheat for Sligo, went ashore in Sligo bay. Our port at present is rather bare of shipping; but we understand there are daily expected two vessels from Memel, two from Quebec, one from Stockholm, one from Ontario, one from Darm, besides a number from Liverpool, Glasgow, &c, &c.
Part of the Estate of Giles Eyre, Esq. in the County of Galway, was, on Friday sold, under a decree of the Court of Chancery, for 29,000l. - Simpson Harker, Esq. of Riverstown, in the Co. Tipperary, is the purchaser.
TO BE LET
MUNNA LODGE, joining the Race-Course of
Burren. Every encouragement will be given to any person taking if for this
WHEREAS GEORGE KINGHORNE, Esq.,
late of the City and Parish of Kingston, in the Island of Jamaica, but now
deceased, did, by his late Will and Testament bequeath the sum of £500 sterling
to be divided among such of his Relations as might be in Ireland.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, July 22, 1824
TERRIBLE ATROCITY - THREE BROTHERS MURDERED
About eight o'clock on Sunday night last , from fourteen to fifteen of that murderous banditti called the Rockites, attacked a house between Knockgraffon and Outragh, inhabited by five brothers of the name of Kindealy, whom they beat so savagely with sticks and firearms, that two of them died in the course of the night, and a third early next morning; the remaining tow are so severely wounded that their lives are despaired of. The other two are removed-one to the dispensary at Caher, the other to the county infirmary at Cashel. It is said that their skulls are dreadfully fractured-if so, there is very little hope of their recovery. The skulls of these that died were literally beaten into a mummy; and the unhappy survivors have continued speechless ever since. Not satisfied with the deed of murder, the ruffians took away £30 which these unfortunate brother had for the fair of Gracetown, to which they intended to go the next day.
2d Regiment of Dragoon Guards-Captain
William Chamberlayne to be Major by purchase, vice Gordon, who retires.
Lieutenant George Knox to be Captain by purchase, vice Chamberlayne. Cornet
Gustavus Thomas Smith to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice Knox. Cornet Henry
Curti?, from half pay of the 7th Light Dragoons, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice
Office of Ordnance, 7th July 1824.
ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY- Second
Captain Peter Debrisay Stewart's regimental commission, on resigning the
Adjutancy, bears date the 21st April 1820.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
Containing Forty Acres or thereabouts.-
These lands are in good Heart, and enclosed by a Demesne Wall of Ten Feet, and
beautifully Planted.- The Lands are out of Lease, and situated in the Demesne of
Raheen, and within two miles of Gort and in the Barony of Kiltarton.
Takes leave to acquaint the inhabitants
of Galway and its District that he has this day been appointed AGENT for the
"ROYAL IRISH ASSURANCE COMPANY" of DUBLIN, in which capacity he hopes,
by strict integrity and attention, to give general satisfaction.
Having, previous to leaving Galway, paid all Bills and Accounts that he knew of being due, requests that if he is justly owing Accounts to any Persons in Galway, that they will leave them at his former place of residence, with Mr. John Kelly, to be forwarded to him.--Galway, July 22, 1824.
TAKE NOTICE that I have surrendered
myself to the Sheriff of the County of the Town of Galway, and that I am
confined a prisoner in the body of the prison for the said County, and that I
intend to abide my trail at the next Assizes for the said County, for the
alleged Murder of THOMAS REGAN, of which all persons concerned are hereby
desired to take notice.-Dated and given under my hand this 21st day of July,
CLONMEL, JULY 17 - Thursday evening last a man of the name of Edmond Guidra, was brought to the infirmary in Cashel, with his skull severely fractured, one of his legs broken, his body severely wounded, and covered with blood, in consequence of a beating he received from four men, with their faces blackened. This dreadful outrage was perpetrated at so early an hour as four o'clock in the evening, at Templemore, within two miles and a half of Cashel, and three miles of the place where the Kinnealys were murdered. This unhappy man's crime against the murderous Rockites was, that he took the meadowing of part of the lands of Templemore from Thomas Moore, Esq., of Cashel. These ruffians first attacked, with the handles of a pitchfork, a poor man who was working in the same field with Guidra; but on begging of them to spare his life, as he was only a poor laborer, working for his day's hire, they left him and made towards poor Guidra, who, on seeing them approach, pulled off his shoes and stockings, and ran off as fast as he could, but had not gone far when he was overtaken and beat in the savage manner we have related.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, July 26, 1824
LIMERICK, JULY 17 - Fifty-nine persons
were admitted into our Fever Hospital this week - 118 are there this day.
SHIPWRECK OF THE BRIG JESSIE
It has never been our lot to record a more melancholy catastrophe than the loss of this vessel, on her homeward passage to this port form the River St. Lawrence. The intelligence is brought by the Mary Ford, which arrived here from Pictou on Tuesday last. The Jessie, a fine new vessel of 310 tons burden, commanded by Captain M'Alpine, a gentleman distinguished for his general talents, and particularly for his skill as a seaman and a naval architect, sailed form Three Rivers, in Prince Edward's Island, on the 22d of December last, a period of the year somewhat later than usual for an European voyage. Nothing was known of the vessel and crew for several months, and it was so generally supposed that she would never again be heard of, that we understand a settlement was in contemplation by the underwriters with the parties interested. It chanced, however, that on the 19th of May last, the master of the mail boat from Prince Edward's Island to Pictou, discovered part of the wreck of a vessel, stranded on the Isle of St. Paul's, a barren rock about half a mile in circumference, 200 miles from Cape Breton, and 3 to 400 from Three Rivers. It was soon discovered to be the remains of the Jessie, but no living creature was to be seen near her. On landing, the boatmen found a weather beaten temporary hut, and within it the awful spectacle of the passengers and crew of the Jessie, 22 in number, all dead! From the remnant of barrels, and other appearances, it was evident that on being wrecked on this dreary and inhospitable spot, they had succeeded in erecting the hut with such materials as had been washed on shore from the wreck, and had saved some portion of the provisions; but after the most dreadful sufferings from cold, owing to inadequate shelter and the want of food and fuel, they had perished under the united rigours of famine, and the storms of an almost polar winter. What their sufferings must have been, or how long the strongest amongst them were doomed to behold the pallid bodies of their companions while the finger of death pressed upon their own, there is no longer to tell. There were amongst them, besides the lamented commander of the brig, Mr. Donald M'Kay, the owner of the vessel, and Mr. Forbes, of Miramichi, a partner of Mr. Drinkwater of this town. The names of the other officers and crew of the brig we have not been able to ascertain. On the intelligence of the catastrophe reaching Prince Edward's Island, a small vessel was dispatched to bring the bodies for interment at that place; but, owing to the change in the atmosphere, they were found to be in such a state of decay, that it was necessary to perform the last sad duties of humanity on the spot where they perished. -- Liverpool Paper.
At an early hour on Monday morning, an alarming fire broke out in the house of a Cork-cutter in Abbey-street. Before an effectual assistance could be rendered towards checking its progress, the flames raged with tremendous fury, and the entire building was nearly one body of fire. Several engines by this time had arrived; and being supplied with water from the carts belonging to the Paving Board, which were also in attendance, they played with much effect, although for a considerable time before the great body of fire was reduced. The floors of the house fell, and also the front wall, which came with a dreadful crash into the street. The sight was truly appalling as the flames rose with redoubled fury from the pile of ruins. Serious apprehensions were entertained for some time as to the safety of the adjoining houses; but, we believe, except a house which was next to that in which the fire originated, and to which the flames communicated, they escaped uninjured. A considerable quantity of furniture from those houses were conveyed, for safety, into the street. A detachment of Horse Police attended to preserve order. The Lord Mayor and High Sheriffs were also in attendance. The conduct of the Police was highly exemplary, and the greatest assistance was rendered by the carts of the Paving Board, which were supplied with water from the river and from yards in the neighbourhood. We have not heard in what manner the fire originated. it was no effectually got under until about three o'clock. It is with much regret we have to state, that a young woman, named Mary Kelly, only twenty-one years of age, was burned to death; the remains of the body were dug from out the smoking ruins yesterday. A Coroner's Inquest was subsequently held on the body - Verdict, "Accidental death by burning." It is most pitiable to witness the distracted state of the Mother of the Deceased, a very old woman, who was amid the crowd, shrieking and wringing her hands. The body was found in an erect posture, half consumed, in a back part of the house; the head had separated from it. -- D.E. Post.
ALARMING FIRE. - Yesterday morning, between 3 and 4 o'clock, the north side of the Metropolis was thrown into consternation by the bursting out of a fire in the house behind Mary-street, and in a most populous neighbourhood. The flames were discovered by the Watchman on duty, who very properly gave the alarm with alacrity. At first some dismay was created by the want of a sufficient supply of water, but that important want was quickly removed by the activity of the Paving Board, who brought a quantity of water in their carts from the Liffey. The flames were got under in about two hours; but considerable damage has been sustained, and but little of the furniture saved. It is somewhat singular that it was Mr. Harris's intention, in consequence of the late fire in Abbey-street, to have insured his premises yesterday. A boy, son to Mr. Harris, had a narrow escape of being burned- he was obliged to leap out of the window into the arms of the spectators. -- Ibid.
Christ's Church, Dublin was originally
built A.D. 1038 by Sitricus, King of Dublin, for a Friary Church. It was
converted by Henry VIII, who broke down all the Abbeys and Monasteries in
England and Ireland, into a Royal Collegiate
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, July 29, 1824
| Mary Fitzsimmons
stated, that three years ago she entered into the service
of Mrs. M'Gowan; she was living in Richmond then; one month after she went
plaintiff was put into Kilmaniham gaol; during that time she often saw the
defendant at her mistress's; he was constant visitor in the middle of the day,
and frequently in the evening; sometimes he staid all night; visits of that kind
often occurred at that time; Mrs. M'Gowan had only one bedroom; the children
slept above stairs with their mother; witness saw Mitchell sometimes in the
morning, in the parlour in his clothes.
On this witness's cross-examination by Mr. Wallace, she said Mrs. Kirk and
her husband were also in the habit of calling; Mr. Mitchell and Mrs. M'Gowan
were in the habit of visiting Mr. M'Gowan in prison; the eldest child might be
eleven- the other two (boys) eight and five; - none of Mrs. M'Gowan's visitors,
save defendant, slept in the house; and she did not doubt (she answered to a
Juror's question) that she and the defendant might have slept at the house
before her master went to prison.
Bridget Norton, another servant of the plaintiff, proved, that after he
came out of goal she had seen defendant take freedom with Mrs. M'Gowan, he would
take and pull her about, and kiss her; witness often heard Mitchell say he would
take M'G's live if Mrs. M'Gowan would say the word; he often gave her notes for
Mrs. M'Gowan, and said, don't tell M'Gowan or you will tell me. Before she was
servant in the family she saw him come out of the house at five o'clock in the
morning; witness then lived next door; Mitchell called to witness in November,
at her mother's, and said he would take Mrs. M'Gowan away, that he did not care
a button for him; he came to inquire whether M'Gowan and his wife lived together
since M'G had found it out; he said she swore that he added he came to carry
Mrs. M'Gowan off, that he had plenty of money and would take Mrs. M'G's children
and do for them.
While Counsel and the Court were in discussion about the question, the
witness swore defendant offered her bribes, not to deceive him and tell M'Gowan.
Cross-examined by Mr. O'Loughlin - Witness admitted that she then did
believe the transactions between Mrs. M'Gowan and the defendant, and would go to
her now as well formerly; M'Gowan, when they lived in Meclenburgh-street, turned
his wife out; witness afterwards said, she went to her sisters of her own
accord; it arose form Mrs. M'Gowan's walking with Mr. Mitchell; one timewas sent
to the Post-office, when the property of Mr. M'Gowan was seized under distress.
The next witness was named Curran. - He swore he was in the room with Mrs.
M'Gowan and the defendant; on one occasion defendant took plaintiff's wife on
his knee- pulled her on his knee.
Mr. Wallace - How you teeth must have chattered.
Witness in conclusion added, that on another occasion he took the same
liberties, pressed her to his bosom, kissed her, and hoped he would live to see
the day he would have such a lovely creature, and ........ When Mrs. M'Gowan
lodged on Constitution-hill, defendant and she very often met; at witness's
recommendation defendant took a lodging from Reilly, Mrs. M'Gowan there passed
as Mitchell's wife.
On his cross-examination by Mr. Richards, he swore he was an impartial
witness and no way interested though he assisted in carrying a brief to a lawyer
that morning for Mr. M'Gowan; he read some part of the brief from curiosity; he
read some part of the evidence he himself expected to give; witness asked the
brief from curiosity; he admitted also he wrote part of these briefs; he wrote
down part of his own evidence; he had the curiosity to see what other witnesses
were to prove . Cross-examined further, he said he was not shocked by seeing the
defendant take Mrs. M'Gowan on his knee; he lives at No. 1 Exchequer-street;
there are eight or nine rooms in the house; let to none but decent people.
Mr. Richards - Very decent people, I dare say.
Witness never let a room in his house by the night or hour, or when he
lived in Moore-street, where he had eight or nine rooms. Witness denied he was a
pimp, but did act with defendant in taking a room for carrying on an intercourse
with the plaintiff's wife - (Great laughter.)- He swore he did not write out the
To a question from Mr. Hamilton, K.C. witness said he was married to the
widow of an officer, who has a pension.
Edward Reilly said he lived at 22 Purdon-st.; the last witness came to take
lodgings for two people, to sit in by day; people whom he said was privately
married. It was Mitchell who came to the house.
Cross-examined by Mr. Wallace.- After he had done that, he did not think
Curran an honest, fair man.
Two letters were read from the defendant here, which caused much laughter.
Mr. Wallace only commented on the evidence brought forward on behalf of the
After the examination of Mrs. Hornish,
Mr. Brook replied.
The learned Judge charged the Jury, who found a verdict for the plaintiff,
200l. damages and 6l. costs.
ENNIS, JULY 26.
The following is the number of
prisoners and their crimes, to be tried at our ensuing Assizes: - Murder, 19;
aiding and assisting in murder, 3; burglary and conspiring to murder, 2;
burglary and robbery, 5; highway robbery, 1; assault and robbery, 5; attempt at
abduction, 3; rape, 8; arson, 2; horse-stealing, 3; cow-stealing, 6;
pig-stealing, 4; sheep-stealing, 7; forgery, 2; coining, 4; picking pockets, 1;
taking money under false pretences, 4; idle and disorderly, 3; larceny, 1;
illicit distillation, 6. -- Total 92.
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