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THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, June 3, 1824

DIED

     At his house at Spring-field, in the County of Galway, on the 26th ultimo, Owen M'Dermott, Esq, deservedly and universally regretted. The leading characters of this worthy man were strict honour, stern independence, and an enthusiastic love of Country which no consideration could overcome-at whose wrongs he so often raised his voice and dropt his patriot tear. He was on all occasions, the firm and uncompromising advocate of the oppressed, the able and eloquent supporter of the people's rights, and the undaunted enemy to the abuse of power. The death of such a man must be deeply deplored by every friend to constitutional liberty.

CONNAUGHT HOTEL,
TUAM.
MICHAEL ORMSBY

     Begs leave to return his sincere thanks to the Nobility and Gentry for the honor which they have hitherto conferred on his late Father, in giving him a preference in the above Establishment, and he hopes, from his unremitting attention, as his successor, to merit a continuance of their patronage.
     Tuam, June 3, 1824.

AUCTION
To be Sold at Loughrea
On Thursday the 10th Inst.
By PUBLIC AUCTION,

     500 Two-year old Wethers
     40 Four-year-old Bullocks, and
     40 Four-year-old Heifers,
     The Property of ORMSBY LOPDELL, Esq.
     Terms--Cash.
June 3d, 1824.

WOOL
Charles Glynn and Owen Ryan

    Very respectfully offer their sincere thanks to the Nobility and Gentry who have hitherto so liberally patronized them, by a preference in the Consignment of Wool; they beg leave to acquaint them and the Public generally, that they continue the Sale of that Article on the same terms as heretofore, making but a charge of 2 1/2 per Cent, for Commission and Insurance of Debts--none for Storage; and are ready to advance on receipt of Parcels, the probable value of any committed to their care, in the disposal of which they shall be found to use all possible exertions for the benefit of the Consigner.
     Wooll Store, Thomas Court,
     Office, 10, Inns-quay.

     Several communications have been made to Government of the scarcity of potatoes in a district in the Counties of Clare and Galway, the Lord Lieutenant has directed the Police Magistrate to ascertain the facts and report accordingly.

SCARCITY OF POTATOES

     A great scarcity of this useful, and to the lower orders, indispensable vegetable, exists at present in several districts in this county. A failure in this crop last year has rendered it necessary for persons in various quarters of this county, who have before supplied our markets to purchase a quantity of potatoes in this town, and its immediate vicinity. Some of the labouring classes of this town having indicated a strong disposition, and having absolutely attempted to prevent any potatoes from being carried out of town by the country people, it became necessary for the Mayor and Sheriff to interpose their authority. As yet potatoes have not enhanced in price in this town, so as to excite alarm; on every market day the town is abundantly supplied with them, as well as every other description of provisions and under such circumstances we think it ungracious and ungenerous of the townspeople to refuse their neighbours in the country who have, on every occasion, supplied them, particularly as the market affords more potatoes than is sufficient for the consumption of the town. Today, whilst Mr. Sheriff Browne was escorting a car load of potatoes out of town, a large assemblage of persons collected for the purpose of preventing it; but the Sheriff having sent for a guard, they quietly dispersed; without giving any further resistance. We hope if a recurrence of this kind should take place, that our Local Authorities will discountenance such proceeding, and afford to the poor people in the country every protection, to whom we are indebted for the abundant supplies of provisions brought into this market.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, June 7, 1824

THE ARMY

     The 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot has received orders to prepare to embark at Dublin, for Portsmouth.
    The 75th Regiment of Foot is ordered, on being replaced at Windsor by the 2d Battalion of the 3d Regiment of Guards from Plymouth to proceed for Ireland.

MILITARY OBITUARY

     LIEUT-GENERAL- T. Marshall, East India Company's Service, 20th May, 1824.
     COLONEL- Marquis of Lothian, K.T. Edinburgh Militia.
    LIEUT-COLONEL- Hall, half-pay 65th Foot, Clifton, 13th May 1824.
     MAJORS- Waldron, 27th Foot; Tomkins Limerick Militia, Carnarvon, North Wales, 13th April 1824;a and Berberie, late of Barrack Department.
     CAPTAINS-Rylance, 43d Foot, supposed lost at sea, 31st December 1823; Goddard, Deputy Barrack Master-General, Nova Scotia, 29th February, 1824; Parker, half-pay 94th Foot; Nosworthy, half-pay 2d West India Regiment, lost on passage from Sierra Leone, August, 1823; and Connor, half-pay, New Brunswick Fencibles.
     LIEUTENANTS-Lorimer, 1st Foot, Limerick, 13th May, 1824; Taggart, late 5th Veteran Battalion Jersey, 18th April; Maclean, late 12th ditto, Cork, 1st April; M'Donald, half-pay 7th Dragoons Edinburgh, 23d March; Matthews, half-pay, 23d Foot; Keough, half-pay 25th Foot, Ireland; Yelverton, half-pay, 32d Foot; Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, 24th April; Howard, half-pay 33d Foot, Chalfont, St. Gile's Bucks, 1st January; Wisharb, half-pay 42d Foot, Upper Canada; Stewart, half-pay 82d Foot, Hampton, 28th February; Armstrong, half-pay Irish Artillery, Liverpool, 3d April 1824; and Strong, Light Horse Volunteers, London, 2d May.
     ENSIGNS- Oates, half-pay, 38th Foot, 14th January, 1824; and Sutherland, half-pay, 132d Foot, 26th April.
     PAYMASTERS- Nosworthy, half-pay 2d West India Regiment, Aheshire, 13th May 1824; and Burley, Brecon Militia, 15th April.
     QUARTER-MASTER-Ensign Kelly, 4th Foot, Antigua, 5th March 1824.
     SURGEONS-Murphy, Louth Militia, April 24; and Ambrose, half-pay Royal Artillery, South Mayo Militia, Ireland, 17th April 1824.
     ASSISTANT-SURGEON-Cochrand, half-pay York Rangers, Lambeth, 49th February 1824.
     Erratum in the list of Deaths in April Army List. For first Lieutenant Henry Sandham Royal Artillery, dead, read first Lieutenant Christopher Knight Saunders, Royal Artillery, dead.

THE SEASON, FAIRS, &c.

     The late rains in this County has given it the appearance of a garden, every description of grain and vegetable appears so luxuriant and blooming. The early potatoes have completely recovered the effects of the late frosts.-- Carlow Paper.
     The fair of Glenogra, on Monday last, was well attended, a great deal of stock appeared and the greater part went off at fair prices.--Limerick Chronicle.
     At the fair of Abbingdon, on Thursday, the prices for strippers in good condition were tolerably high, and good milch cows sold pretty well-the prices of pigs were on the look down.--Ibid.
     The refreshing rain which fell on Sunday and Monday last has given an improved appearance to the face of the Country, and never before, we believe, have there been such favourable anticipations of the harvest. hay has already been cut at Lakeview, adjoining this town, and was put up in meadow cocks on Wednesday.--Enniskillen Chronicle.

NEW BARLEY

     Several ears of excellent looking new Barley, of full growth, and the produce of the present year, have been left at our Office, on Saturday, the 5th June instant. It is unprecedentedly early to hear of Barley so forward; and it is most gratifying to us to be able to afford this pleasing information to the public, as it will dissipate all fears respecting a scarcity of provisions and will induce those who are reserving corn and potatoes in the expectation of a rise in the price, to bring them into market for sale. The Barley has grown in a field of Mr. Richard Peare's, at Newpark, within three miles of this town. Mr. Peare will be able to send a quantity of new potatoes into the market on the 24th June instant.

    PORT NEWS- The American ship, Governor Tomkins, of and for New York, Captain Maurin, sailed yesterday from this port, with salt and passengers.

County of Galway
TO BE LET
And Immediate Possession Given,
FIFTY-FOUR ACRES OF THE
LANDS OF BENMORE,

     Part of the Estate of Hugh O'Connor, Esq, good Meadow, Fattening and Pasture Land, within 12 miles of Ballinasloe, and four of Loughrea - the Grass preserved since May.
     Proposals in writing only to be made to Hugh O'Connor, Esq. Mountjoy-square, Dublin, and Michael Dowdall, Esq., Tyaquin, Monivae, who will close with a tenant as soon as the value is offered.
     June 7, 1824.

CHANCERY

Edward Magennis, Merchant, } Pursuant to an
             Plaintiff                      } Order made in
Ellen Cheevers Fallon, and      }the Cause bearing
     others, Defendants.            }date the 25th day
_______________________} of May instant, I
will, on Monday, the 14th day of June next at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon, set up to be Let, for the term of three years, pending this Cause, all that and those, the House and Demesne of St. Brandon's, with about 200 acres thereof being part of the Lands and Premises in the pleadings mentioned, situate in the County of Galway - Dated this 29th day of May, 1824           THOMAS BALL.
    Note- The tenant must give security by recognizance for two years Rent.
     For particulars apply to William Walsh, Plaintiff's Solicitor, No. 65, Abbey-street, Dublin.
    June 7.

TOWN COURT-HOUSE.

     All obstacles to the erection of the Court-House being now surmounted, matters are in a forward state for its immediate commencement. The site directly opposite the County Court-House is agreed upon. The stones for the building are at present quarrying, and no delay can possibly occur now to retard its erection.

     As two Ladies were passing by the Four Courts on Friday evening last, they were accosted by a Cripple, apparently a Mendicant, that stands at the waste ground on the quay, near Charles-street, who snatched a Reticule from one of them and threw it over the adjoining wall, where he probably had an accomplice to receive it. Females should, therefore, in passing that way, be cautious, lest they should be saluted in a similar manner.--[Dublin Paper.
    
Wednesday, about two o'clock, an unfortunate female threw herself into the Liffey, over the wall of Usher's island. Surgeon Mackin, who was accidentally passing, instantly stripped off his clothes and saved the wretched creature from a watery grave.- One of the officers of the 10th Hussars, who also happened to see the rash attempt, proceeded to undress and would have leaped into the water, had not his assistance been rendered unnecessary by the prompt humanity of Surgeon Mackin, who deserves much praise.--Dublin Paper.
     Some ladies came round country gentleman a few evenings since, in the neighbourhood of Barrack-st. and kindly undertook, without the slightest solicitation on the country gentleman's part, to ease him of the charge of 316l.10s. The two young ladies, named Miss Eliza Smith and Miss Eleanor Hickey, have been accommodated with apartments at the Police-office on Usher's-quay, as it is imagined by some persons that they assisted in the abstraction of the cash. As far as regards Miss Smith, the suspicion has received something like corroboration. Peace Officers Stephens and Campaigne having found 300l. on her person.--Ibid.
     On Thursday night last, the house of Mr. Stewart Hamilton, of Moore-street, was entered by some persons and robbed of a considerable quantity of plate.--Ibid.

MARRIAGES

     In St. Andrew's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. Geo. Blacker, Arthur P. Browne, Esq., Captain in the 50th Regiment, son of the late Fielding Browne, Esq. of Shroul, County Mayo, and nephew to the late Sir A. Piggot, M.P. to Maria, second daughter of J. Graham, Esq of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
     At Dullingham, near Newmarket, Mr. Wm. Nolde, of Brinkley, to Mrs. Sandfield, both 70 years of age. The "father" was the bride's son-in-law, and the bride's-maid her grand-daughter.

SALT DUTIES

     Resolution reported:
     "That all duties, drawbacks, bounties, and allowances payable upon, or for or in respect of salt and rock salt, and salted fish and flesh, and mineral alkali, in any part of the United Kingdom (except such bounties and allowances as shall be made payable under any Act of this present Session, for the encouragement of the British and Irish Fisheries), and all duties upon licenses for making oxymuriatic acid, or oxymuriate of lime, and al laws, provisions, and regulations thereto, in and throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, shall cease and determine."
     Resolution agreed to; Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Goulburn and Sir George Hill.

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, June 10, 1824

     ENNIS, MAY 31 - On Tuesday night last two farmhouses the property of Major M'Namara, in the neighbourhood of Affog, about three miles from Tulla, were maliciously set fire to and totally consumed; and on Thursday night last; a farmhouse the property of a man named M'Lounan, residing near Broadford, was also consumed. No reason can be assigned for those outrages, but that on the following morning they were to be taken possession of by new tenants.
     Thursday night, a barn, in the parish of Ogonelloe, in this county (Clare), in which it is stated 58, the property of Patrick Roughan, a tithe collector, were deposited, was maliciously consumed, a few nights previous, part of his dwelling-house was burned.- Captain Drought and his police are using every endeavour to discover the perpetrators.
     A Roman Catholic Chapel is directed to be built at Kilkee, in the county of Clare, and the Protestant visitors at that most desirable sea-bathing coast, hope, that the Bishop of Killaloe will adopt means to have a Church erected there also, as the inconvenience to the visitors is much felt in resorting to Kilfeera, a distance of nearly two miles from the village.

     KILKENNY SESSIONS, JUNE 2- John M'Kew who had the temerity to enter this County seventeen days ago, armed with his spade, in search of work, having received a good character from his native place (Mayo) was discharged.- John Ryan, fore being absent from home after sunset, had his trial postponed.

     A duel was fought yesterday morning at the Cross Roads, beyond the Brewery Docks, close to Beggar's bush, between a Mr. Dawson and a Mr. Rynd. In the first round the shots missed; in the second, Mr. Rynd received his antagonist's shot in the right breast. The bullet was found in the grass. The wounding not mortal. The cause of the duel is not known.--Cork Paper.

     On Saturday last two gentlemen, brothers, of the name of Pollock, and a Mr. Masterson, went out upon a fishing party, at Killishandra, county of Cavan; their cot upset, and one of the Pollocks and Masterson were drowned; the other providentially escaped.

 

 

MARRIED

     At Greenwich, in Scotland, on the 27th ult., Henry Martin Blake, of Windfield, in the County of Galway, Esq. to Nichola, third daughter of Robert T. French, of Monivae castle, in said county, Esq.
     In Dublin, Alexander Browne, Esq. of Riverview, county of Galway, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Abraham Fuller, Esq, jun, of Woodfield, in the King's county.
     At Athenry, on the 7th instant, Anthony Saint George Ffrench, Esq. of Carrorea, in the County of Galway, to Miss Maria Cooney, of said place.
     On Thursday, the 3d instant, at Armagh, by the Rev. Andrew Craig, James Craig, Esq, Barrister at Law, to Jane, second daughter of the late J. Waugh, of Armagh, Esq.
     On the 3d instant, in Dublin, by his father, the Protestant Bishop of Cloyne, the rev. Archdeacon Warburton, to Alicia, youngest daughter of Thomas Bunburry Isaac, Esq. of Holywood-house, County of Down.
     At Glanmire Church, Michael Haynes, Esq. of Cork to Ellen, daughter of W. Haynes, Esq. of Inchigaggin.
     In Kilrush, Mr. Patt Lysaght of Ennis, merchant, and Agent to the Royal Irish Assurance Company, to Mary Anne, daughter of Mr. Michael Gunning, of that town.

     The following Peers, connected with Ireland, voted against placing the English Roman Catholics on par with the Irish:- Wellington, Hertford, Dighty, Powis, Brownlow, Howe, Charleville, Longford, Enniskillen, Aboyne, Mayo, Anlen, Donegal, Gort, O'Neill, Thomond, Ferrers, Carrick, Blount, Edgecombe, Clancarty, Carleton, Oriel, Manners, Middleton, and Harris; Archbishop of Tuam and Bishops of Dromore and Raphoe.
     For- Devonshire, Leinster, Buckingham, Lansdowne, Downshire, Fitzwilliam, ?chester, Ormond, Charlemont, Kingston, Wicklow, Caledon, Gosford, Cork, Darnley, Limerick, Courtown, Clifden, Clare, Sherborne, Du??erin, Carbery, Sligo, Besborough, and Hutchinson.

SCARCITY OF POTATOES

     We have received several communications, both written and verbal, describing the miseries of the poor peasants in the extensive districts of Cunnemara. The lamentable state they are reduced to is most alarming; and unless their necessities are quickly relieved, starvation must be the inevitable consequence. It is very painful to us to be obliged to represent their destitute situation. If any thing can be done to ameliorate their state, we would suggest that useful labor should be preferred to giving them gratuitous relief. A Committee has been formed in the barony of Moycullen for the purpose of applying to the Lord Lieutenant for relief, and we hope their application will be attended with success.
     We have received a letter from a respectable Catholic Clergyman, dated Ballinahinch (Cunnemara), June 6th, which contains the following dreadful announcement: "One-fourth of the inhabitants of this parish are starving. I pledge myself to you, that they are worse than in 1822."

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, June 14, 1824

DISTRESS IN CUNNEMARA

    We have read a letter from a respectable Clergyman in Cunnemara from which we subject and extract. Nothing can equal the poverty and distress in that neighbourhood. The poor are in a more wretched condition than can possibly be imagined; and if some means are not immediately resorted to, we shall have them crowding into Town with all their infirmities.- Our poor here are numerous, but adding to their numbers would be a ruinous consequence. It is unnecessary for us to go into particulars of what might follow. We have had so many proofs in 1822, that it must be fresh in the recollection of every person.
     Thank God our Mechanics and Labourers here have more employment this season than has been the case for a long period, owing to the conduct of some spirited individuals, who are erecting Mills, Stores, and other Buildings; and, although our Markets are very high at present, the facility of employment removes the Tradesmen and Labourers beyond the reach of indigence, and proves to every thinking person that Employment is the greatest blessing that can be conferred on the Community.
     Look to the shameful state of our Docks & Quays- the filth and bad pavement of our streets-the junction of the Lake and Sea-the great Causeway to Terryland-our Town Court-House-the intended Theatre-and many other useful Works presents themselves to our view, and if proper application was made to Government a grant would be had to carry some of them into effect. Shame on some of our resident Gentry who have their Tenantry in a state of starvation, without making some exertion to have them usefully employed. It would be much wiser and much more respectable than that of looking for gratuitous relief.
     At present the high price of scarcity of provisions must be a cause of great alarm, and the increased demand from all parts of the County is beyond calculation. Memorials have been forwarded to Government from Cunnemara; and from the present expectation contained in the following extract, we hope some relief will be immediately afforded.-
     "Almost every day more distress and more unexampled misery and starvation than I thought I would see in a Parish twice its extent and population. To see about 300 half-starved men coming this evening from the Market of Galway, with from two to five stone of Potatoes on the back of each; and to see the wife and children of these men waiting the greater part of the day along the road for their arrival; would be more than almost any one could describe the distress that is here at this moment. And unless Government sends some relief in less than three days to those unhappy wretches, I am equally certain that on the fourth day we will have to record the deaths of very many of them."

    CARLOW, JUNE 10- The Fair of Orchard, in this County, held on Tuesday last, presented but a poor show of Cattle, yet the supply was fully equal to the demand. Pigs were a complete drag, owing to a considerable number having died on the Fair-green from the scorching rays of the sun!!
     On Monday last, apple potatoes to our market advanced to the enormous price of fifteen shillings per barrel.

     CORK, JUNE 9- A report was in circulation yesterday evening, that a man, named Cotter, had been apprehended in the neighbourhood of Newmarket by the Police, charged with the murder of the unfortunate Brereton, who lost his life at Knockacoppel, near Mill-street, in attempting to convey the Mail from Killarney to this City, during the memorable days of the "Carriganimy affair."

     KILKENNY SESSIONS, JUNE 8- John Ryan and Kyran Phelan, from Galmoy, were separately tried on the charge of being absent from their homes after sunset, and acquitted.

     MAYO, CASTLEBAR, JUNE 7- Committed to our County Gaol, by the Magistrates of Kilmain Barony, assembled at Petty Sessions at Ballinrobe, on Monday, the 31st May, Jas. Rowland, charged upon oath of several witnesses, with having set fire to Mr. Fair's haggard on the 7th May.
     Fever, as is usual at this season of the year, has again made its appearance in this neighbourhood. There is, we are told, a populous village within a few miles of this town, in which there is but one house free from infection.

     On Monday last, Mr. Livingston ascended in a balloon from the Barrack-square of Belfast.- About 16 minutes before eight o'clock PM the inflation having been completed, and signal guns again fired, it was removed to the centre of the barrack-yard, the band playing a lively air as it passed along. Mr. Livingston now boldly ascended the car, and the balloon, at nine minutes before eight o'clock, rose majestically over the assembled crowd, and slowly floated through the clear atmosphere, towards the Cave Hill. When it had attained a considerable height, probably a mile, the current of air into which it had ascended, forming and obtuse angle with the line of its former direction, towards the Cave Hill, changed its course and bore it to the sea shore. Mr. Livingston, therefore, not choosing to hazard a voyage across the water, at that late hour of the evening, descended with safety, in a field belonging to Mr. Boomer, at Sea View, a short distance from the strand, where with the assistance of a man, who witnessed the descent, he secured the balloon and car. The day was remarkably fine-the air clear and warm below- though Mr. Livingston, we have been told, found it very cold in his ascent. He was aloft about nine minutes when he began to descend. The field in which he alighted is distant, we believe, about a mile and three quarters from Belfast.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, June 17, 1824

BIRTHS

     On the 8th instant, at Aberdeen, the Lady of Lieutenant-Colonel Lindsay, of the 78th Highlanders, of a daughter.
     In Castlebar, the Lady of Captain Cox, of he 29th Regiment, of a son.
     On Sunday, the 6th instant, the Right Honourable Lady Killeen, of a son.
     In Limerick, the Lady of Alderman D.F.G. Mahony, of a son; and the Lady of Major O'Hara, of a daughter.
     At Attyflin, county of Limerick, the Lady of John Westropp, Esq., of a daughter.
     At Mallow, the Lady of Assistant-Surgeon Macpherson, of the 42d royal Highlanders, of a son.
     At Ballycollig, County Cork, the Lady of Captain Cameron, of the Royal Artillery, of a daughter.

MARRIAGES.

     In St. Peter's Church, Dublin, Christopher Tuthill, Esq. Lieutenant in the Royal Navy to Grace, second daughter of Robert Reeves, Esq. of Dublin.
     In St. Andrew's Church, Cunningham Anderson, Esq. to Helen, third daughter of J. Rea, Esq. of Barnwood in the County of Gloucester.
     On the 8th instant, at Bath, by the Hon. and Rev. James St. Leger, John Gabbett Spiers, Esq. of Tivoli, near Cork, and Baggotstown, county Limerick, to Miss Griffith, of Belvedere, in that city, daughter of the Rev. Guyon Griffith.

DEATHS.

     On the morning of Tuesday last, at his lodgings, Rathmines, Dublin, in the 24th year of his age after an illness of five weeks, Nicholas O'Flaherty, Esq., eldest son of Morgan O'Flaherty, Esq. of Tralee. His disease was a rapid decline, consequent on a very severe fever, from which a constitution uncommonly strong and unimpaired, aided by the vigilance of his medical attendants, who were of the very first eminence in the metropolis, was not sufficient to rescue him. This young gentleman had nearly completed his surgical studies, under the able superintendence of Surgeon M'Namara, of York-street, whose inmate he had been during the last four years and a half, and whose parental care, and that of his entire family, he had experienced during his illness. His course through the University had been likewise marked by repeated honors. But however great his intellectual endowments, they were evidently outstripped by some of the finest propensities of the heart. His demeanour unassuming, gentle and amiable, his habits regulated, his morals pure, his sympathies  generous and expanded. In the freshness of his youth, in the fullness of his fair prospects, in the unmixed future of his honourable career, this best of sons and relatives has been suddenly snatched from his broken-hearted Parents and inconsolable friends. His remains were removed to the family vault at Ardfort.
     On the 22d ultimo, near Castlewellan, the Rev. William M'Mullen, aged 60 years, Roman Catholic Pastor of the Parish of Kilmegan for the last 23 years.
     At Modereny, county Tipperary, Lady Dancer, wife of Sir Amyrald Dancer, Baronet.
     At Drumoland, County Clare, the infant daughter of Sir Edward O'Brien, Baronet, M.P.
     At his seat, Seskanore-lodge, County Tyrone, in the 61st year of his age, George Perry, Esq. a respectable Magistrate of that county.
     On the 17th ult., Mr. A. Mundy, Principal of Seafort Academy, Blackrock.
     At Kancy, in the Island of Ceylon, Lieutenants William Orr and Clancy, both of the 19th Regiment. The former Gentleman was a native of Lurgan, county Armagh.

 MAGISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS

     The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint the following Gentlemen to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum for the Counties as undernamed:-
     John Savatier, Esq., for the Queen's County; the Rev. Denis Mahony, for the County of Kerry; Col. Sir Robert Travers, for the County of Cork; Thos. A.W. Ensor, for the County of Donegal; Robert Goff, Esq. for the County of Roscommon; Charles Fawcet, Esq. for the Counties of Fermanagh and Donegal; Walter Joyce, Esq. for the County of Galway; and C. Ed John Nugent, Esq. for the County of Cavan.

     IRISH MINES- Notwithstanding the Standing Orders introduced by Lord Lauderdale, the Irish Mining Bill, thanks to Lord Harrowby-has been read a second time. The Standing Order was suspended at his Lordship's instance, and with scarcely any opposition the question passed. There is no doubt that the Bill will finally become a law-and a fair prospect will be opened to the industry and capital and what, we own gratifies much more, to a part at least of the Population of the Country. There will be some employment at any rate-and the very impetus given, will have the effect of producing more.

     The Rev. Mr. Hughes, Parish Priest of Moycullen, acknowledges to have received, without any solicitation from Mr. Catherall, of Chester, the sum of 30s. on that humane Gentleman hearing that his parishioners were totally destitute of provisions.

LINE OF ROAD FROM CRAUGHWELL TO LOUGHREA.

     A line of Road, considerably shortening the distance from Craughwell to Loughrea, and avoiding several hills, has been presented for, and granted by the Grand Jury at the last Assizes. The money is ready, and we are not aware of any obstacle existing to prevent it from being immediately commenced. We hope it is not necessary for us to urge the Gentlemen in that neighbourhood to exert themselves on the behalf of their poor and miserable tenantry, who, we are credibly informed, are little removed from starvation, owing to the present scarcity of provisions in that quarter.

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, June 21, 1824

MILITARY PROMOTIONS
War Office, 11th June, 1825

     Royal Regiment of Horse Guards-Hon. George Weid Forester to be Cornet by purchase, vice Sir H. Hill, who retires.
     1st Regiment of Dragoon Guards-Major James Delancey from half pay 2d Ceylon Regiment, to be major, vice John Paget Sweny, who exchanges receiving the difference.
     2d Ditto- Captain Thomas Hay, from half pay 13d Foot, to be Paymaster, vice Charles Chitty, who exchanges.
     1st or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards-Lieut. Colonel Hubert Ellison from the half pay to be Capt. and Lieutenant-Colonel vice Sir Noel Hill, who exchanges.
     Captain Edward Gordon Douglas, from the half pay, to be Lieutenant and Captain, vice A. Dashwood, who exchanges.
     1st Regiment of Foot-Joseph Smith, from half pay 27th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Michael Rafter, whose appointment has not taken place.
     4th Ditto- Lieutenant Henry Houghton Irving to be Captain by purchase, vice Spink, promoted in the 92d Foot.
     Ensign John Hedley to be Lieutenant by purchase vice Irving.
     David William John L'Ardy, Gent to be Ensign by purchase, vice Hadley.
     19th Ditto- Captain Robert Vandeleur, from the 3d Royal Veteran Battalion, to be Captain, vice Blane, appointed to the 90th Foot.
     11th Ditto- Assistant-Surgeon Samuel William Chermaide, M.D., from half-pay 7th Royal Veteran Battalion, to be Assistant Surgeon, vice Stewart, promoted in the Royal African Colonial Corps.
     16th Ditto- Captain William Kemp, from the 55th Foote to be Captain, vice James Stroker, who retires upon half pay York Chasseurs.
     21st Ditto- Hospital Assistant David Ewing to be Asssitant-Surgeon, vice Freer, removed from the Service.
     27th Ditto- to be Captain- Lieutenant Duncan M'Pherson, without purchase, vice Waldron, deceased.
     Captain Thomas Derimus Franklyn, from half pay 24th Foot, vice Sir Thomas Read, who exchanges.
     To be Lieutenant-Ensign William Carroll, vice M'Pherson.
     To be Ensign- James Faunce Londale, Gent, vice Carroll.
     37th Ditto.- Lieutenant Henry Dyer to be Adjutant, vice Lang, who resigns the Adjutancy only.
     41st Ditto- Lieutenant Manners John Ker William Logan, from the Rifle Brigade, to be Lieutenant, vice Warren, who exchanges.
     44th Ditto- Ensign William Henry Dodgin, from the 66th Foot, to be Ensign, vice Nixon who exchanges.
     46th Ditto- William Edwards, Gent, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Sweetenham, who resigns.
     48th Ditto- to be Ensigns- Ensign Edward Thomas Smith, from half pay 24th Foot, vice Robert John Napier Killett, who exchanges.
     Ensign Colin M'Kenzie, from half pay, Royal African Corps, vice Grant, appointed to the 58th Foot.
     54th Ditto- Lieutenant William Moore, from half pay 71st Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Hawkins appointed in the 91st Foot.
     55th Ditto- Captain Isaiah Linwood Verity from half pay York Chasseurs, to be Captain, vice Kemp, appointed to the 10th Foot.
     58th Ditto- Ensign Thomas John Grant, from the 58th Foot to be Ensign, vice John Court Lett, who retires upon half-pay Royal African Corps.
     60th Ditto- Hospital Assistant Peter Lamond, M.D., to be Assistant Surgeon, vice Melvin, promoted.
     62d Ditto- Ensign Charles Henry John Lane to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice Butler, who retires.
     James William Fisher, Gent, to be Ensign by purchase,vice Lang.
     63d Ditto- Captain Edward Embury Hill, from half-pay 28th Foot, to be Captain, vice Lynch, appointed to the 3d Royal Veteran Battalion.
     Lieutenant Jacob Jarden to be Adjutant, vice Duport, who resigns the Adjutancy only.
     Surgeon Wm. Bohan, form half pay 22d Foot, to be Surgeon, vice William Mar Nish, who retires upon half pay.
     66th Ditto- Ensign Henry Nixon, from the 44th Foot, to be Ensign, vice Dodgin, who exchanges.
     71st Ditto- Lieutenant Rowland Pennington, from the Retired List of the late 5th Royal Veteran Battalion, to be Paymaster, vice Hugh Mackenzie, who retires upon half pay.
     90th Ditto- Captain Charles Collins Blane, from the 10th Foot, to be Captain, vice Geo. Williamson, who retires upon half pay 28th Foot.
     91st Ditto- Lieutenant George Palmer Hawkins from the 54th Foot, to be Lieutenant vice Charles Berkeley, who retires upon half pay 71st Foot.
     92d Ditto- Lieutenant John Alexander Forbes, from half pay 18th Foot, to be Lieutenant vice Thos. Frederick Giffard, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     96th Ditto- Major Henry White, from half pay 24th Foot, to be Major, vice Thomas Samuel Nicholls, who exchanges.
     98th Ditto- Captain David Campbell, from half pay 94th Foot, to be Captain vice Barry Fox, whose appointment has not yet taken place.
     Rifle Brigade- Lieutenant Orlando Felix, to be Captain by purchase, vice Traver, who retires.
     To be First Lieutenants-Second Lieutenant Richard Irton, by purchase, vice Felix.
     Lieutenant Wm. Warren from the 41st Foot, vice Logan who exchanges.
     To be Second Lieutenants by Purchase, Henry Ferdinand Beckwith, Gent, vice Irton.
     Cape Corps (Infantry)- Lieutenant Charles Ross, from half pay ?0th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice James William Harvey, who exchanges.
     1st Royal Veteran Battalion- Captain Wm. Henry Scott from half pay 26th Foot, to be Captain, vice T. Strangeways, who returns to his former situation, on the Retired List.
     3d Royal Veteran Battalion- Brevet Major John Blake Lynch from the 63d Foot, to be Captain vice Vendeleur appointed to the 10th Foot.
     Ensign Robert Douglass from half pay 2d Garrison Battalion, to be Engisn, vice George Boreham, who returns to his former situation on the Retired List.

BREVET
     Captain John Howen Colthurst, of the 97th Foot, to be Major in the Army.

STAFF
    Lieutenant John Nunn, from the 59th Foot, to be Staff Adjutant, vice Gourlay, deceased.

HOSPITAL STAFF
     To be Assistant Surgeon to the Forest-Assistant Surgeon John Edmondstone Stewart, from half pay 38th Foot, vice Hospital Assistant Chambers, appointed to the 64th Foot.
     Assistant Surgeon William M'Leod, from half pay 78th Foot, vice Hospital Assistant M'Niece, deceased.
     To be Hospital Assistant- James Young, Gent, vice Blair, deceased.

MEMORANDA
     92d Foot- For Captain J. Spinks from the 12th Foot, to be Major by purchase, read Captain J. Spink from the 4th Foot, to be Major by purchase.

     The following is the official return of the killed and wounded, form the 1st to the 21st of January, received at the Colonial Office on Thursday; the bearer was Captain Laing, of the Royal African Corps:
     His Excellency Brigadier-General Sir C. M'Carthy, killed.
     Colonial Staff-Thomas S. Burkle, Esq. killed; John Task Williams, Esq. wounded, taken and ransomed.
     2d West India Regiment-Captain Rickets, wounded and escaped; Enisign Wetherell, killed; Surgeon Teddie, killed.
     Royal African Colonial Corps-Captain L'Estrange, died of exhaustion; Ensign Erskine, wounded and escaped; Ensign M'Leane, died of fever occasioned by fatigue.
     Royal Cape Coast Militia-Captain Heddle, killed; Captain Jones, taken; Captain Raydon, missing, supposed killed.
     Royal Volunteers-Captain Robertson, killed; Lieutenant D. Graft, wounded and escaped.
     Artificers-Lieutenant Cleland died of a Coup de Soleil.
    Ordnance Storekeeper- Mr. J. Brandon, missing, supposed killed.

STATE OF IRELAND

     The following article is copied from a London Paper, The Weekly Globe:
     "The recent outrages in the south of Ireland have cast a stain upon that part of the country.- In the public Pres the natives are represented as ferocious savages, dead to every sense of humanity, and forming a contrast with the industrious and contented inhabitants of the North of the Island. The superior condition of the latter is admitted, and we find it attributed, in some of the Newspapers, to the influx of settlers from Scotland, to whom is given the credit of having introduced better habits and more civilized manners. These Newspapers, however forget that some years ago, the Hearts of Oak and the Hearts of Steel, in the North were as determined in their resistance to the laws as the Whiteboys are in the South. If they were not guilty of equal excesses, the difference is perhaps to be ascribed, not so much to scotch inocculation, as the the difference to the incentive of violence. The North of Ireland is the principal seat of manufacture. There, if an operative tradesman loses employment in one place he finds it in another; but in the South, the poor man has no trade, and if removed from the little plot of ground he occupies, his family and himself, left without the means of living, are driven in madness and despair. The excesses of the peasantry of the South may be, therefore, expected to prove of a more violent character than those of the weavers of the North.-- This remark is corroborated by the Fifth Report of the Committee on Machinery and Artisans.  We have made an extract from the Appendix to that document, in which will be seen that the artisans in Scotland, those gentle spirits, to which is given the credit of improving the North of Ireland, have displayed as much cruelty as the Irish peasantry- due allowance being made for the difference in the provocation. If the Irish peasantry in 1823 had their Captain Rock, their threatening letters, and their incendiaries- the Scotch artisans of the same year had their Arthur Thistlewood, their combinations, and their letters, threatening death and destruction of property, and in many instances carrying their threatenings into effect. Assassinations was a common crime; and while the Irish peasant was applying the firebrand to his neighbour's house, the Scotch weaver was destroying the face and person of his fellow-workman with a shower of vitriol. Let us now look at the difference in the provocation in these crimes. The criminal in Ireland was in general a man thrown with his family upon the world, without the means of bread. The criminal in Scotland was a man who did not absolutely want the means of earning bread for himself and his family, but who hoped to extort better terms  from his employes. National comparisons should be avoided. They excite national jealousies.- The Scotch artisan should not be exalted at the expence of the wretched peasant of the South of Ireland."

MASTER BURKE

     Master Burke sailed yesterday, Friday, in the Hibernia steam-packet, for England, a country where his extraordinary talents, unexampled in one so young, only five years old, are sure to receive that reward, which the liberality of Englishmen always render to extraordinary merits. His fame is gone before him. The applause he received from Dublin audiences was followed by a most polite invitation, which he and his father, Dr. Burke, received from the Lord Lieutenant, to spend last Thursday evening at the Park. His Excellency was delighted and astonished at Master Burke's acting, singing, and his performance on the most difficult instrument, the violin.--[ Freeman Journal of Saturday.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, June 24, 1824

UNFORTUNATE OCCURRENCE

     Tuesday morning, a young man of the name of Bracken, aged about 21 years, was unfortunately drowned, whilst bathing in the river, at the rere of the County Gaol. The poor fellow, although and indifferent swimmer, incautiously ventured into deep water, where he in a few minutes sunk. He was accompanied by two others, who, however anxious about his perilous state, could render no possible assistance, from their inability to swim. His remains were taken out in a short time after, and though medical assistance was in attendance, all efforts to restore animation were ineffectual. A coroner's inquest returned a verdict of --"Drowning by accident."

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     On Friday, the 18th instant, a meeting was held at Tuam of the Trustees for the Encouragement of industry in the County of Galway, at which Mr. Hyett, Secretary to the London Directors, attended. Applications for the Loan of various sums, from 30 to 100, were made by the Committees of Kiltrasna, Abbert, Downpatrick, Tuam, Cregg, &c. We are happy to observe, that the public attention to this useful and benevolent system has been excited, and hope that the example will soon be followed by the remaining parts of the county.

PROVINCIAL INTELLIGENCE

     ENNISKILLEN, JUNE 17- Our fair on Thursday last presented a frightful appearance of turbulence. An immense number of riotous ruffians assembled in the town for the base and brutal purpose, which we have heretofore unfortunately had occasion to notice as governing the rabble of this country; and had it not been for the activity and judicious measures adopted by Major Armstrong, and Hamilton Irvine, Esq. to whom the circumstance was made known, the consequences might have been deplorable. These Gentlemen procured a large party of military from the barrack, some of whom they stationed in different parts of the town, and some, accompanied either by one of themselves or by a constable, they caused to patrole the streets for the preservation of the peace, taking up several cudgels from suspicious persons. Notwithstanding all this precaution, several individuals were barbarously beaten, and groups of ruffians had the temerity to beard the authorities and almost set them at defiance.--Erne Packet.

    CORK, JUNE 15- On Saturday night, between nine and ten o'clock, as Mr. James Wallis, a young Gentleman of most prepossessing manners, and excellent character, was returning home to the residence of his grand-father, David Freeman, Esq., within a quarter of a mile of Youghal, he was stopped by a ruffian, who presented a pistol, and demanded his watch and money. Mr. Wallis considering resistance vain, delivered both. The robber then retired a few steps, and firing his pistol with, we fear, fatal effect, lodged its contents in the belly and stomach of his unfortunate victim. The young Gentleman, however, got home, but he fell senseless at his grand-father's door. The opinion of the professional gentleman is, that the case is not utterly hopeless, though the patient is in extreme danger.
     This young gentleman's father was, we understand, son to Mr. Wallis, of Cooke-street, and his family have just returned from Dublin to settle finally in Youghal. Mr. Wallis, we believe, is a student at Trinity College. At a late hour this day we are informed that the miscreant assassin has been arrested on the information of a woman who has finally identified him.--Southern Reporter.
    
It is stated, that through the vigilance of the Magistracy of Youghal, a man, named Regan, a mason, has been taken into custody under circumstances strong enough to justify a suspicion that he was the person who fired at Mr. Wallis.

     The Dublin Mail to Tuam, upset near Ballinasloe on Friday; Mr .Owen Kelly was slightly hurt.

     In several parts of the county Clare the scarcity of potatoes has increased to such a degree, as actually to endanger the peace of the district. On Tuesday last, notwithstanding a very liberal bounty, there was not a single load of potatoes in the market of Ennistymon; and so great was the clamour of the people that a gentleman, whose presence alone restrained them from the commission of outrage, declared that if some means were not taken to alleviate the distress before Monday, he would not answer for the tranquility of the place.--Clare Journal.

     Tuesday, two extensive distilleries, and a quantity of potale and malt, were destroyed near Crusheen, county Clare.

     The Lord Bishop of Killaloe intends, during the course of the summer, making a tour through the united dioceses of Killaloe and Kilfenora, for the purpose of holding confirmations.

     A man was fined 3l. in Waterford this day week for buying a trowsers from a soldier of the 15th regiment, it being part of his regimental necessaries.

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     DR. BRENNAN OF CASTLEBLANEY.- We sincerely regret being obliged to record the death of one of the most excellent Irishmen the North could boast of - cut of f in the prime of life - in the rapid career of high professional eminence; the loss sustained by the public is not less great than it is grievously afflicting to his friends and relatives.  --[ Belfast Irishman.

    LONGEVITY.- Died, last Saturday, at the Countess's Bush, county Kilkenny, Mary Costello, aged 102. Her mother, Matilda Pickman, died precisely at the same age. Her grandmother's age is not exactly known, but it exceeded 123 years, and long before her death she had to be rocked in a cradle like an infant. Mary Costello's brother lived beyond 100 years; at the age of ninety he worked regularly, and could cut down half an acre of heavy grass in one day.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL

     SIR- The statement which appeared in your Paper of the 17th Instant, under the signature of "A Catholic Freeholder," relative to my having canvassed the County without success, is erroneous.
     That the Representation of the County of Galway is the object of my ambition, I am ready to acknowledge, and to admit that I have casually spoken on the subject to about half a dozen Gentlemen; but my canvass is yet to commence.
     Whether that canvass is likely to be successful or not, must depend upon the progress of opinion during the next twelve months. If an exception is to be made in favour of Emancipation and Reform, I may yet hope for the assistance and support of a majority of the Freeholders; if otherwise, I shall probably be obliged to submit, in common with many others, to the necessity of being represented by those whom sentiments entirely differ from my own.
     Requesting the insertion of this Letter in your impartial Paper, I remain, Sir, you obedient humble servant,
                            HENRY BLAKE.
     Renvyle, June 20, 1824

CAUTION

     The Public are hereby Cautioned not to take in in payment or otherwise, any Promissory Notes or Bills, purporting to be signed by me, and passed to PATRIC DOUGHERTY, as same has never been executed by me or any value or consideration what ever received, and am therefore, determined to take such proceedings against him, for my own safety, as the law may direct- Given under my hand at Galway, this 23d day of June, 1824.
                                  MICHAEL NEE.

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TO BE LET
For such term as may be agreed upon,
THE FARM OF CASTLEBIN,

     Containing 59 acres, and also, the Farm of GORTLEMON, containing 63 acres.--Those Lands are part of the Estate of the Rev. FREDERICK E. TRENCH, and are situate within 7 miles of Loughrea and 9 of Ballinasloe.
     Proposals in writing, post paid, to be made to the Rev. J.E. Trench, Killistown Glebe, Carlow, or to J.J. Bricknell, Esq. Loughrea.
     June 24, 1824.

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UNCOMMON CHEAP
WOOLLEN DRAPERY.

     Those persons who wish to effect a Great Saving in the purchase of WOOLLEN DRAPERY, are respectfully requested to inspect the

STOCK OF WOOLLENS,

     At James O'Doherty's, Main-Guard, Who confidently pledges himself that the Public will be supplied at his House with WOOLLEN DRAPERY of the very best description that can be procured, at prices hitherto unknown in Galway.
     O'DOHERTY begs to state, that he would be unable to hold forth such an advantage to the public, if he did not confine himself to a Ready Money Trade;- He therefore respectfully announces that he can give no credit.
     Galway, June 24, 1824.

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TO BE LET
THE LANDS OF
MOVILLA.

     As the intended partition of Movilla Estate cannot be completed for some time, the Lands of Movilla will be Let until the 1st of May next, in such Divisions as may be agreed on. The Tenants will be declared immediately on the value being offered. No preference will be given except to the highest and best bidder.
    Proposals in writing (post paid) will be received by Patrick O'Connor, Esq, New Garden, Tuam, and William M. Burke, Esq Ballydugan, Loughrea.
     June 21, 1824

MARRIAGES

     This morning in High-street, in the Town of Galway, by the Rev. Mr. Mooney, P.P. Robert Power, Esq. Attorney, to Anne, third daughter of Anthony Lynch, Esq. Merchant, of this Town. Shortly after the marriage ceremony, the happy couple set off for Mr. Power's residence in the City of Dublin.
     At Mallow, Richard Lewis, Esq. son of the late R. Lewis, Esq. of Cork, to Cecelia Maria, only daughter of John M. Aylward, Esq. of Ballingar, county of Galway, and late of the 5th Dragoon Guards.
     On Saturday morning, at St. George's Church, Hannover square, London, Captain Fox, son of Lord Holland, to Miss Mary Fitzclarence, daughter of the Duke of Clarence.
     At the Friends' Meeting-house, Waterford, William Newsom, Esq. of Limerick, to Phoebe, daughter of Henry Ridgeway, Esq. of Wateford.
     At Viewmount, county Clare, Philip Stacpoole, Esq. on half-pay, of the 49th Regiment, to Mary, eldest daughter of Malachy O'Loughlin, Esq.
     Robert Coote, Esq. Chief of Police at Castletown, to Rebecca Maria, youngest daughter of Theopilus M. Symms, Esq. of Waterford, county Cork.

DEATHS

     On Tuesday morning last, in Abbeygate-street, in this Town, Mr. R.M'Dermott, Dancing Master, much regretted.
     At Cambridge, after a short and severe illness, Dianna Elizabeth, wife of Sir R. Chinnery, Bart. of Flintfield, county Cork, and daughter of the late George Vernon, Esq. of Clontarf Castle, near Dublin.
     At St. Patrick's Hill, county Cork, Mr. Webb, wife of the Rev. Dr. Webb.

COUNTY GALWAY REPRESENTATIVES
TO the FREEHOLDERS of the CO. of GALWAY,

    GENTLEMEN-At the hazard of being considered not only impertinent but importunate, I venture again to address you on the subject of County politics, earnestly entreating your attention to what I conceive to be your real interests and the interest of the County.
     The time is gone by when private friendships and private wishes could prevail over public duty without injury to the community. It is now absolutely necessary for the Friends of Liberty to stand to their colours, as well for the support of those who have long fought the good fight, as for the defence of the important outposts which have already been won, and which the enemy would spend millions to retake.
     England is at this moment bent upon doing good to Ireland, and would succeed in her consistent endeavours if the veil of prejudice, which has been so carefully spread before her eyes, could be effectually removed. It is melancholy to reflect how long she has been kept in ignorance of our real condition, and that her want of knowledge on so essential a subject, has been hitherto perpetuated by the assistance of Ireland's clerk ridden representation. It is by their aid that the friends of Exclusion have been enabled to obstruct the benevolent intentions of the good! and it is by their votes that the liberal and enlightened advocates of Emancipation and Reform have been substantially opposed. How long are we to stand by and suffer this depends upon individual exertion- and individual exertion is now, more than ever, imperatively called for in the County of Galway.
     The friends of Mr. Daly do not ?eruple to assert that his late canvass has been eminently successful, and that he has all the Gentlemen with him. On the probabilities in his favor they reason thus: "Mr Daly has secured the high Protestant interests of Garbally, Gort, Clonbrock, Castlekelly, &c, &c together with the hitherto doubtful legions of Tyrone, and the whole phalanx of the * * * Catholics, including (proh puder) the Kilcornan powers. He can therefore secure his return by subsidizing the ragged regiments of Cunnemara, and by making Mr. Martin the Ministerial Member for Galway Town. Nothing can stand against such an alliance, and the only doubt of its being effected is the possibility of a better offer being made from the other side!!
     Mr. Lambert of Cregclare, is said not to have been quite so successful in the canvass, which has been lately commenced, because it has been carried on by proxy, under the auspices and protection of a Peer.- In order to become a Member of Parliament, it is reported, that Mr. Lambert gives up his Cromwellian prejudices (which still existed at the time of the Protestant Petition in favor of Emancipation) and sports  himself a liberal independent; while he is to draw on the Portumna Bank for his expences, and to confine his ideas of representation to the notions of the Noble Friend who is to procure his triumphant return. That Friend, if it has not been already done, is to arrange a coalition with Colonel Martin, and hocus pocus. Mr. Thomas Martin, becomes a candidate for the town of Galway on the Anti-Daly interest. Colonel Martin, Mr. Martin and Mr. Lambert are thus to be elected to fill up the obedient ranks of Ministerial parasites, and we, the independent Electors of Galway County, and Galway Town, are to be effectually humbugged.
     Gentlemen Freeholders of the County- Will you quietly sit down under the imputation of being the mere puppets of this or that Nobleman or Gentleman, whatever may be his property or his pretensions? Will you suffer yourselves to be ticketed like the goods of a cheap shop selling off at prime cost, while the individual price of each of your Patrician Families is estimated and exposed in the every day conversation of your Proprietors? Ye who are as yet unconscious of your extreme degradation- ye who have never read and who have never heard how, in the reign of Charles the first, the Gentry and the Priesthood of the County of Galway alone stood firm against the tyrannical proceedings of Lord Stafford, I beseech you, think of what your ancestors once were, before you abandon the cause of justice and plunge deeper into the mire of corruption! The County of Galway is already a bye word in society, and one of our Members the laughing stock of the world! Little can we, who live far from the gay Metropolis, whose utmost scope of vision scarcely ever reaches beyond the fair green of Ballinasloe- little can we estimate the injury that may be done, not only to the character, but to the credit of a County, by the follies or indiscretions of individuals. Yet, when we bitterly feel the consequences, it is high time for us to look about; and now that we are considered by our Patrons as infinitely degraded, it is our bounden duty to endeavour, by every means in our power, to regain our fallen honors, and restore them uninjured to our posterity.
     With such a cause we need not fear the alliances which are in contemplation. If Colonel Martin and Mr. Daly coalesce, two Candidates must be put forward to oppose them, and their powers must be weakened by a canvass from Chapel to Chapel. For Funds we have the Catholic Rents-for Canvassers, the same class of men who have been eminently successful in the Counties of Dublin, Leitrim and Sligo. If Mr. Lambert has not already deserted us- if he will engage to promote Reform- if he will pledge himself to cooperate with the Friends of Emancipation-if he will cordially assist in opposing Colonel Martin as well as Mr. Daly, there are reasons of expedience for his being one of those to be supported; but it is above all things necessary to the success of our opposition to the coalisions [sic] which are intended, that effectual political division should be sown in Cunnemara. For this purpose we must look either to Mr. Darcy or Mr. Blake- and it is now said the the latter is to be strenuously supported by the former. If such indeed be the case, it may, in some measure, account for Mr. Blake's presumption in becoming a Candidate-for it is evident that 800 or 1000 votes from Cunnemara would greatly add to or diminish the powers of Colonel Martin, and that nay one opposing Colonel Martin must resort for them for the means of legally impeding the overbearing numbers that could otherwise be brought forward in his favour.
     To secure the Independence of the County in case of a coalition between Mr. Lambert and Col. Martin, nearly the same line of conduct ought to be pursued. The mere junction of their interests should put us on our guard, lest by assisting Mr. Lambert, under existing circumstances, we should forge chains for ourselves which it would be difficult hereafter to shake off.- Indeed, it is almost a matter of doubt whether it would not ultimately be for the benefit of the Catholic Cause and for the welfare of the County that Mr. Daly should be returned with an Independent Member, rather than Mr. Lambert and Col. Martin should ride rough-shod over us as the Nominees of Portumna and Ballinahinch. It would be an extremely idle occupation for us to employ ourselves in supporting INDIVIDUAL instead of COLLECTIVE interests, and in seeking to obtain a political good, we should continuously abstain from pledging ourselves to too powerful a friend. Even now, unless we are very wary, Galway is in imminent danger of imitating Mayo, and low as she is now, may sink still further in the estimation of an enlightened and reflecting Public. The assistance of great men should be thankfully accepted when they offer it as Candidates for popularity, but not if they pretend to be our masters-they may be treated with us allies, but not as the Proprietors of the Franchises, for which we are contending.
     With these points steadily in view, Freeholders of the County, I maintain that we have yet the power of emancipating ourselves, and that all we have to look for is a long pull, and a strong pull, and a pull altogether. If we are not incorrigibly corrupt, we cannot see the banner of Liberty wave in vain-if we are what the negociators [sic] are please to paint us, venal to a man, I am ????? good time in thus addressing you.--
    A REGISTERED FREEHOLDER.

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, June 28, 1824

PROVINCIAL INTELLIGENCE

     CORK, JUNE 18- On the 8th instant, between twelve and one o'clock in the morning, an outrage of a Whiteboy character was committed within five miles of the town of Bantry. Two house, the property of a man named Tyrell, were maliciously burned, in consequence of his daring to become tenant to Mr. Murphy, for some lands from which the former tenants had been evicted. All the furniture and provisions belonging to the unfortunate man were consumed, and it was with much difficulty that he and his family escaped being burned to death!--[Advertiser.
    
In answer to this, The Cork Chronicle says- "Now, it gives us much pleasure to say, that there is not, nor has there been, the slightest taint of Whiteboyism in the part of the Country which is alluded to in the above paragraph. It will be observed that The Advertiser is learning caution-thus describing the burning as 'an outrage of a Whiteboy character,' leaves a loop for the writer to escape through; at the same time nine hundred and ninety-nine readers out of a thousand would suppose from the context that the Country was infected by Whiteboyism. To be sure, burning a house is an outrage of a Whiteboy character; but we are enabled, on good authority, to say, that the matter was closely investigated before the Magistrates at the Petty Sessions in Bantry, on  Saturday last, and there was not a particle of evidence even to assume that the outrage was the result of combination, or premeditated impropriety or Whiteboyism. We wonder how The Advertiser, with such official sources of information, as it owns, could be ignorant of the real circumstances of the case."

MISREPRESENTATION

     CORK, JUNE 23- The following Letter has been addressed to the Editor of the Cork Advertiser:-
     "
SIR- Having seen a statement in your highly respectable paper, under the head 'Whiteboyism,' I have the honor to inform you, that the circumstances which occurred in this neighbourhood, proceeded from private malice; and I have the satisfaction to state, this Barony and the Barony of Beer, are in the most perfect state of tranquility. The Magistrates who attend the Petty Sessions every Saturday would be happy at all times to communicate any circumstances that might occur in this district.
    "I am, Sir, your most humble and obedient servant,                    
                   "BANTRY.
     "Bantry-House, June 19, 1824"

     CLARE - ENNIS, JUNE 21. At the fair of Ruan on Friday, a great number of buyers attended; and more business was transacted, and higher prices obtained for cattle than for the last five or six years. Three years old heifers rated from 5l. to 6 1/2 guineas a head.
     The Roman Catholic inhabitants of the parishes of Moyarta and Kilballyowen, in this county, have presented the Rev. Michael M'Mahon with an address, on his leaving them, to return to the diocess of Limerick.
     In several parts of this county the scarcity of potatoes has increased to such a degree, as actually to endanger the peace of the district. On Tuesday last, notwithstanding a very liberal bounty, there was not a load of potatoes in the market of Ennistymon; and so great was the clamour of the people, that a gentleman, whose presence alone restrained them from the commission of outrage, declared that if some means were not taken to alleviate the distress before Monday, he would not answer for the tranquility of the place.

     KILKENNY, JUNE 19- After the confession and execution of three notorious characters at Kilkenny, last Spring, the opinion became pretty prevalent that the unfortunate Sheas fell the victim of accidental fire. This was strengthened by several circumstances, to which it is unnecessary now to allude. A correspondent; however, informs us, that the indefatigable Magistrate, Francis Despard, Esq., has arrested six persons, charged, as we are assured, "under positive information," with being participants in the atrocious crime of burning that unfortunate family. Four of these fellows passed though this city for Dublin, on last Wednesday morning, well ironed and guarded, for the purpose, we understand, of being examined before the Privy Council. The other two, we presume, have been lodged in Clonmel gaol.- Leinster Journal.
    
A full discovery relative to the horrid affair has, most happily for society, been just made- one of the principals is now in India, where he went to join a regiment a few months ago.
     On Thursday night, a man of the name of G. Holmes, who was in care of Castle-Blunden house and demesne, under Abraham Ball, Esq., received a dreadful beating near that place, on his return from this city.
     JUNE 23- We regret to say that G. Holmes, who was beaten near Castle-Blunden on the night of Thursday last, as stated in our paper of Saturday, died on Sunday morning.--Moderator.
    
CALAMITOUS FIRE. - The extensive cloth manufactory near this city, known by the name of the Ormond Mills, was, we regret to say, consumed by fire on Monday morning. The flames broke out about one o'clock A.M. upon the ground floor, amongst some flyings or waste, an article too subject to voluntary combustion. The moment the watchman discovered the appearance of fire, he rung the factory bell, and roused the persons resident on the premises. One of the clerks ran into the city and got the fire bell rung to alarm the inhabitants. Mr. Colles instantly had the fire engine sent out. Numbers of the inhabitants, and the troops in garrison, proceeded with alacrity to the spot; but no efforts, however powerful, could check the devouring element, which, by 4 o'clock, had totally destroyed the whole of the interior, with all the valuable machinery which it contained.

     LIMERICK, JUNE 19- Six men, charged with the attack at Routa, in the Liberties, on Monday, were apprehended on Wednesday night, but were discharged, after undergoing an examination before the Mayor and Sir C. Mariett. The Police are on the alert for the villains who committed this act of barbarity; the poor victims of their lawless ferocity is not yet declared out of danger.
     The tread-mill erected in our county gaol, has been productive of the best effects on the prisoners, fifty-one of whom are daily exercised at it; some of them have been heard to say, they would willingly prefer seven years transportation to a months labour at this formidable machine.

     MULLINGAR, JUNE 17 - On the night of Friday last, an extensive range of offices, consisting of a dwelling-house, barn, stable, and car-house, at Ballagh, within half a mile of this town, the property of Mr. Henry Wilton, of Monte Video, were maliciously set on fire, and totally consumed, together with a quantity of corn, potatoes, farming implements, &c. The conflagration was so rapid, owing to the dry state of the thatch, &c., that the herd and his family had scarcely time to escape with their lives.

SHIPWRECK
Extract of a Letter from Halifax, May 18, 1824

     I shall now give you a short detail of what has occurred since I took my departure form Quebec, in the Eliza, of Dublin, bound for Liverpool, Boswell, master, which has been recently lost. We sailed on the 17th of November, had fair winds until Saturday, the 23d, when at 7 P.M. the watch was called to reef topsails; at 11 hauled all sails and lay to under bare polls. In the course of that night the fore and fore-topsails broke adrift; Sunday very bad weather, with much snow; at two P.m. stowed the sails for the third time, while drifting to leeward; at one o'clock in the morning of the 25th, the ship struck on a reef; all her masts were cut away; at two, her bottom separated from her upper works, when we expected every instant to be dashed to pieces by the timber with which the ship was laden; at four a boy was found dead, and about five the cook died also- at day light saw the land distant about 400 yards, which proved to be one of the Magdalen Islands; at seven two men jumped overboard, and with great difficulty reached the shore, and very soon died; at eight A.M. we got into one of the boats, and were driven on shore by the sea; at nine another seaman died. We reached a hay-stack that was discovered at a little distance, when the survivors all lay down, with the exception of Titus Lewis, a seaman, and myself. We proceeded about six miles in search of houses, but unfortunately were obliged to return to our fellow sufferers without the least hope of success. Three more men died during our absence; a dreadful prospect for the survivors; no firing; nothing to eat; no place of refuge or shelter, excepting the hay-stack; completely exhausted and in want of clothing; with 12 or 18 inches of snow upon the ground. At five P.M. a man was frozen to death, at nine another, and at one A.M. a third, and about five a fourth. We were all in a most deplorable state; some were found to have their feet frozen in a shocking manner; at six I proposed making an effort to go in search of firing and provisions; two of us succeeded in gaining the beach, but to no purpose; the only things we found were some onions and raw tripe, which was equally divided between the remaining few. The night was spent in prayer, and on the following morning it was  again proposed to make another effort to get fire and provisions, but it was soon discovered that none were equal to it, excepting Mr. Browne, the mate, who,  with considerable difficulty, reached a small hill, and to the great joy of the unfortunate party, made a signal that two men were coming towards us. No one can describe our feelings at that moment, as we must evidently have perished in a very short time. We were taken by the strangers to their homes, distant full nine miles, where we received every kindness it was in their power to show us; it was humble indeed, as the poor creatures live on the fish they procure during the summer months. On our arrival we all lay down and remained in a torpid state for several hours. On recovering, we drank great quantities of tea, made from herbs. Our sufferings for the two succeeding nights exceeded any thing I had ever imagined, from different parts of our bodies being very badly frozen, but more too from the pain of our feet, both nights were passed without sleep.- We remained in this state for nearly two months, when three of the men lost part of their feet, and another lost his above the ancle joint, I was myself, from the time of our being cast away, (about four months), until the first of last month, confined to a straw bed alongside a fire, and afterwards about ten days on crutches. My general appearance very much resembled that of a beggarman, as the only articles I saved were a jacket, a pair of trowsers, one shirt and a night cap. We left the island on the 9th instant, and after cutting our way through the ice, in a fishing boat, we landed at Picton on the 13th, and arrived here on the 16th. I have been very fortunate since my arrival here in finding an old friend & school-fellow, who has been kind enough to give me clothes, and a bed in his house. I am now, thank God, in tolerable health.
     The distance through which we cut our way in the ice was 100 miles.
     Names of the persons saved- Lieut. O'Brien, passenger; Boswell, master; Browne, mate; Wm. Keightly, Titus Lewis, James Dinan, J. Davies, Daniel Robinson and John Twigley, seamen.
     Names of the persons who died from the inclemency of the weather- James Lavey, Joseph Finucane, Edward Taylor, George Pearson, John Brown, Joseph Hopper, G. Joseph and two persons whose names are unknown.

 

 

DEATHS

     At Dunkirk, on the 17th inst., Francis Arthur, Esq. of Limerick.
     In Cork, John Creagh Moylan, Esq.
     At Callan, aged 66, Doctor Cummins.
     In Kilkenny, Mr. Robert Cahill, Stationer.
     At Londonderry, Harvey Ferguson, Esq.
     In London, the Right Hon. Alexander Wentworth, Lord Macdonald, the representative of the ancient Lords of the Isles of Scotland. He is succeeded in his titles and estates by his next brother, the Hon. Major-General Godfrey Bosville.
     At Glaston, in Rutlandshire, the Hon. G. Watson, uncle to the present Lord Sondes.
     At Cambridge, Diana Elizabeth, wife of Sir B. Chinnery, of Flintfield, County Cork, and daughter of George Vernon, Esq. of Cloutart Castle, near Dublin.
     At Romley, Thomas Sharp, Esq., Banker.
     In Dublin, on Thursday morning, the anniversary of her birth, Miss Theodosia Clarke, aged ten years, youngest daughter of Mr. Edward Clarke, optician, Dame-street.
     In Dublin, on Wednesday morning, Mrs. Catherine Boyd, wife of Samuel Boyd, East  Arran-street.

MARRIAGES

     On Wednesday, in Broad-street, Limerick, Mr. Edward Murphy, to Miss Ellen Meany, both of said town.
     In Cork, the Rev. Richard Loane Connell, to Susan Patterson, daughter of William Gregg, Esq.
     In Glanmire Church, Mr. Thomas Jacob, of Fermoy, to Mary, daughter of the late Mr. John Wright.
     In Cork, John Collins, Esq. of Clonakilty, to Miss Maria Savage, of said town.
     At Derryluskan, Mrs. William Ryan, of Clonmel, Grocer, to Miss Carey, daughter of Mr. John Carey.
     Mr. Abraham Wall, of Kilkenny, to Anne, daughter of Mr. John Harvey, of Clonmel.
     In London, Thomas Cramer Roberts, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at Law, to Mary, daughter of the late C. Gowen, Esq.
     At Chesbaro, Captain E.J. Samuel, of the Madras Cavalry, to Anne, daughter of the late J. Field, Esq. of Chesham Hall, Bucks.
     At Bath, Captain Matchell, of the West Suffolk Militia, to Mary, daughter of the late Major George Gordon, of the 2d West India Regiment.
     At Vellore, Captain Harris, of the Madras Army, to Mary, daughter of Edward Shaw, Esq. of Ealing, Middlesex.
     Alexander Turnbull, Esq British Consul at Marseilles, to Mary, daughter of the late G. Atkinson, Esq.
     At Madras, Lieutenant-Colonel Weldon, of the Horse Artillery, to Harriet, daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Hockley, of Bury.
     At Futtigher, George Fleming Franco, second Judge at Merut, Bengal, to Elizabeth Harriet, daughter of the late Captain Charles Fagan.

EXCHEQUER

Edward Eyre Maunsell, Gen-} Pursuant to the
         tleman, Attorney,         } Decree of his Ma-
               Plaintiff.                 } jesty's Court of
Thomas Patrick Joyce,         }Exchequer in Ire-
               Defendant             }land, made in this
_____________________ }cause bearing date
the 2d day of June, 1824 - I hereby require all persons having Charges and Incumbrances affecting the Lands and Premises in the pleadings in this Case mentioned, prior to the 22d day of December, 1819, being the date of the Plaintiff's Mortgage, to come in before me at my Chambers, on the Inns-quay, Dublin, on or before the 19th day of July next, and prove their respective demands otherwise they will be precluded all benefit arising from said Decree.- Dated this 16th day of June, 1824.
     June 24--             A.R. BLAKE

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NOTICE

     I HEREBY CAUTION THE PUBLIC not to give Credit to any of my Ship's Company, as I will not be accountable for any Debts they may contract.
     Given on board the Swedish Brig Thelis, Galway Dock, 28th June, 1824.
                    PETER RUBARTH.

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TO BE LET
For such term as may be agreed upon,
THE FARM OF CASTLEBIN,

    CONTAINING 59 acres and also the Farm of GORTLEMON, containing 43 acres.- Those Lands are part of the Estate of Rev. FREDERICK E. TRENCH and are situate within 7 miles of Loughrea and 9 of Ballinasloe.
     Proposals in writing, post-paid, to be made to the Rev. J.E. Trench, Killistown Glebe, Carlow, or to J.J. Bricknell, Esq., Loughrea.
     June 24, 1824.

MILITARY PROMOTIONS
War-Office, June 18, 1824.

     6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards- Lieutenant G. Hume, from he 15th Light Dragoons, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Langley, who retires.
     7th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Ensign William Edwards, from the 46th Foot, to be Cornet, vice R. Aird, who retires upon half-pay 10th Foot.
     8th Ditto- Captain Henry Knight, from the 63d Foot, to be Captain, vice Paterson, who exchanges.
     15th Ditto - Cornet William Garnier to be Lieut. by purchase, vice Hume, promoted in the 6th Dragoon Guards.
     Henry Thomas Lord Pelham to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Garnier.
     16th Regiment of Foot - Lieutenant Chas. Murray from the Ceylon Regiment, to be Lieutenant, vice Deacon, who exchanges.
     18th Ditto - Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Gideon Gorrequer to be Major, by purchase, vice Percival who retires.
     Lieutenant Gudbert French to be Captain, by purchase, vice Gorrenquer.
     31st Regiment of Foot - Surgeon Wm. Charles Collow, from the 96th Foot, to be Surgeon, vice Shurland, who exchanges.
     40th Ditto - Captain Robert Moore, from half-pay of the Regiment, to be Paymaster, vice Phillips, dismissed the service.
     41st Ditto- Lieutenant Wm. Barnes, from the 65th Foot, to be Surgeon, vice Jones, who exchanges.
     44th Ditto - Surgeon William Daunt, M.D. from the 58th Foot, to be Surgeon, vice Jones, who exchanges.
     46th Ditto - Ensign Richard Keiley, from half-pay 10th Foot, to be Ensign, vice Edwards, appointed to the 7th Light Dragoons.
     58th Ditto - Surgeon Griffith Jones, from the 44th Foot, to be Surgeon, vice Daunt, who exchanges.
     60th Ditto - Lieutenant Thomas Richard Plumbe Tempest, from the 98th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Cornwall, appointed to the 76th Foot.
     63d Ditto - Captain Thomas Paterson, from the 8th Light Dragoons, to be Captain, vice Knight, who exchanges.
     Lieutenant Hugh Percy Forster, from half-pay Rifle Brigade, to be Paymaster, vice Jones, dismissed the service.
     65th Ditto - Lieutenant Wiliam Ashe, from the 41st Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Barnes, who exchanges.
     76th Ditto - Lieutenant Herbert Cornwall, from the 60th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Thomas H. Grobbe, who retires upon half-pay 74th Foot.
     96th Ditto - Surgeon James Shorland, from the 31st Foot, to be Surgeon, vice Callow, who exchanges.
     98th Ditto - Lieutenant William Frerbairn, from half-pay 74th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Plumbe Tempest, appointed to the 60th Foot.
     Lieutenant Gillespie Dunlevie, from half-pay 65th Foot, to be Paymaster.
     1st West India Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel F. Eyre Browne, from half-pay 65th West India Regiment, to be Lieutenant-Colonel, vice James Cassidy, who exchanges.
     Ceylon Regiment - Lieutenant Thomas Beacon from the 16th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Murray, who exchanges.
                      War-Office, 12th June, 1824.
     MEMORANDUM - His Majesty has been pleased to approve of the 39th Foot bearing on its colours and appointments, in addition to any other badges or devices which may have heretofore been granted to that Regiment, the words "Pyrenness," "Neville," "Nive," and Orthes," in commemoration of the distinguished conduct of that Corps in the Pyrennes, in the months of July and August, 1813; at Niville, on the 10th November, 1813; in the passage of the Nive, in the month of December, 1812; and at Orthes on the 27th February, 1814.

     PURLOINING OF NEWSPAPERS - A fellow was detected on Thursday evening in the act of stealing a newspaper at the General Post-Office. He was immediately taken into custody, and will be prosecuted under the act of the present Session. The practice of purloining papers has of late become so serious a nuisance, and the cause of so many disappointments, that the public are much indebted to the Secretary, Sir Edward Lees, for his zeal in getting the bill passed, which makes it a penal offence.-- D.E. Post.
     The Marquis of Sligo has determined to try the experiment of introducing the waving of cotton and muslin into Westport. Already has his Lordship directed a scientific gentleman to procure the required machinery; and a quantity of yarn has been purchased in Belfast for the purpose.
      The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint Lieut.-General Mervyn Archdall, to be a Justice of the Peace and Quorum for the county of Fermanagh, and Major Thomas D'Arcy, for the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, and Monaghan.

THE CIRCUITS

     Friday the Judges met in the King's Bench Chamber, when the following arrangements were made for the next Summer's Assizes, which will commence about 25th July next: -
     LEINSTER - The Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Johnston.
     HOME - Lord Norbury and Baron Smith.
     MUNSTER - Mr. Justice Vandeleur and Mr. Justice Torrens.
     CONNAUGHT - The Chief Baron and Mr. Justice Burton.
     NORTH WEST - Mr. Justice Moore and Baron Pennefather.
     NORTH EAST - Baron M'Clelland and Mr. Justice Jebb.

 


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