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THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 3, 1825

PROVINCIAL NEWS

     MOVING BOG - A respectable Gentleman in this town has received a letter from Ballymoney, dated December 24, in which it is stated, that the peaty matter of Ballywindlen bog, situate about two miles and a half from Ballymoney, began to move on Wednesday last, and had already covered about forty acres of arable land, in some places from ten to sixteen feet deep. Several fir blocks have been thrown up by the floating peat.- We presume that some subterranean stream, swollen by the late rains, which may have penetrated to its channel, through shallow and perilous soil, has  burst through its usual boundaries, risen to the surface, and hurried the boggy matter in its precipitate course, from its former site. [ Belfast Paper.

     The late Rev. Dr. M'Mullin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor, bequeathed the sum of 50l. to the poor of the parish of Down, indiscriminately, and a further sum of 50l. to promote Education in that Parish; and he also bequeathed 20l. to the poor of the parish of Loughinisland, and to assist Education in said Parish, a further sum of 60l.

COMMISSION COURT - Green Street
Dublin, January 1, 1825

     This day, at one o'clock, the Commission was opened by Mr. Justice Jebb & Mr. Justice Moore. Long before the arrival of the Judges, the various avenues to the Court were crowded to excess, and the most intense anxiety pervaded all classes, as to the swearing in and finding of the Grand Jury.- Every precaution was adopted by the Sheriff to prevent the intrusion of the crowd, and a number of additional constables were in requisition for that purpose. Mr. Sheriff Warren was also most attentive in procuring every accommodation for the Reporters. At half-past ten o'clock, Mr. O'Connell, accompanied by Messrs. Wallace, Holmes, Perrin, O'Loughlin and Sheil, entered the Court; they were shortly after followed by Messrs. J.S. Townsend Scriven, M'Kane, and R.W. Green, on behalf of the Crown. Several Gentlemen of the Bar, not in costume, now arrived, and took their seats in the back benches. Immediately after the Judges, accompanied by the Lord Mayor and City Officers, arrived, when the following Grand Jury for the City was sworn in:
     Hickman Kearney; John David Latouche; Abraham Lane; Edward Croker; Addison Hone; George S. Carlton; William Jackson; J.S. Taylor; George W. Boileau; Isaac Hynes; James Moore; Henry Peile; John Alley; Thomas Hunt; Samuel Fisher; William Porter; Thomas Wright; Paul Chambers; Robert Hyndman; James Jackson; William Ring; John Herron; John Phelps.
     Mr. Justice Moore then proceeded to charge both Grand Juries. Addressing himself to the County Grand Jury, he said that they deserved great praise for their attention to the peace of the County, in the establishment of the Constabulary Act. It was an Act calculated, to a great degree, to preserve the peace of the kingdom, if administered in the proper spirit of its provision. Turning to the City Grand Jury, the Learned Judge adverted in strong and forcible terms, but in a low and indistinct tone, to the evils that combination had entailed on all classes of the community.- The system of illegal affiliation, commonly called the Union of Trades, was the most outrageous infraction of all law, subordination and order - it was a system of despotism. These persons dared to dictate to masters what persons they should employ, and what materials they should use. But in a late case - thanks to the resolute conduct of the Messrs. Hutton - their machinations had been in a great degree frustrated. It was not, perhaps, in the power of the Jury to put an immediate stop to these malpractices; but it behooved all classes of his Majesty's subjects to come forward, and unanimously resist measures disgraceful to the national character, and subversive of all settled principle.- Was it to be endorsed, that workmen should say, you shall not use English wrought iron- that you shall only employ such and such men, and this, after the splendid bounty which England had manifested to this country. In fact, if this system was to be persevered in the system of life must be changed. If the principle of an interchange of commodities were interfered with, commerce must stagnate & manufactures decay. He had addressed the Jury at some length on these topics, as he was persuaded that the system and principle of combination societies was similar and analogous to the Whiteboy system in the South. What was the essence of both? Mystery and illegal confederation. It, therefore, became the citizens of Dublin to resist an order of things so frightful. He was himself well aware, and had practically experienced the evils of this system.- Some persons, whom he had sent to repair a house in a state of decay, at Clontarf, were subjected to the violence which had latterly been so prevalent in the streets of Dublin. He would not detain the Jury longer on the subject, but would revert to another. He perceived by the indictment that bills were to be sent to the Jury in the case of an individual on charge, the nature of which he should find it necessary to explain at some length. The principle that he would adhere to in this case would be the principle supported by the first Law Authorities in these Countries - he meant the English Court of King's Bench. In the case of Sir Francis Burdett's Leicester-Letter case - it was determined that the words should be expressed, and that there should be no ambiguity- in fact, that there should be an identity of persons as well as of words. They should apply this doctrine to the case of the individuals before them. They should first be sure that the persons words were spoken. Secondly, that they were spoken by the person charged with having uttered them - and, thirdly, that these were of the nature and tendency described in the indictment, that tendency should be unequivocal. It should have the effect of alienating the minds of his Majesty's subjects (as we understand) or of producing change by unlawful means in the Constitution as by law established. It was necessary that this tendency should be strictly proved, and that was matter of inference for the Jury to decide, when the express words were testified. It would then be necessary to consider the intent with which these words were spoken- whether the person uttering them, taking into account their spirit and context, the time when, and the place where uttered, had a seditious and unlawful intention in uttering them, or whether they were spoken in the plain and ordinary sense, without any such meaning. This was all matter important and indispensable for their consideration, and it was necessary before they found the bills that the person of the Speaker should be identified, and that his intention in uttering should be similar to that described in the indictment. The Learned Judge concluded his Charge at a quarter  before four o'clock.
     Mr. O'Connell appeared in excellent spirits, and it was rather ludicrous to observe the playful familiarity with which he and Mr. J.S. Townsend conversed.
     The following Witnesses were then called, previously to the sending of the indictment to the Grand Jury:
     Charles O'Flaherty, Reporter of the Morning Post, sworn.
     Samuel Nolan Elrington, answered and sworn. On this Gentleman's coming to the table, he stated that his real name was Nolan, and that he assumed the name of Elrington for a particular purpose. The Judge then directed Mr. Elrington to be sworn.
     Joseph Byrne, Reporter for the Star, sworn.
     R.N. Kelly.- This Witness was called four times, but did not answer. he was ultimately fined 100.
     Leech was called four times in a similar manner and fined a similar sum.
     A person here called George Barclay, Town Clerk's Office. Much merriment was excited by this Gentleman's getting on the table, as if he were called to the Jury. It was, however, intimated to him that it was at the Town Clerk's Office he was wanted.
     Immediately after the sending up of the bills, Mr. O'Connell left Court, accompanied by Mr. Perrin and his solicitor, Mr. Kildahl.  On appearing in Green-street, Mr. O'Connell was greeted by the most enthusiastic cheers from the populace, who assembled in great numbers, and who continued following him down Capel-street, Parliament-street, and Dame-street, notwithstanding his frequent remonstrances, even to his own house in Merrion-square.
     A strong detachment of Horse and Foot Police were stationed in Green-street during the whole of the day.
               Quarter to five o'Clock.
    Candles have been lighted and the Jury have not as yet returned their findings. The Court continues crowded.

WHEN TO LEAVE OFF DRINKING - When you feel particularly desirous to have another glass, leave off, you have had enough. When you look at a distant object, and appear to see two; leave off, you have had too much. When you knock over your glass, spill your wine upon the table, or are unable to recollect the words of a song you have been in the habit of singing for the last dozen years, leave the company; you are getting troublesome. When you nod in the chair, fall over the hearth rug, or lurch on your neighbour's shoulder, go to bed; you are drunk.

TO BE LET
And Immediate Possession Given

THE HOUSE, OFFICES, GARDEN and LAND, lately occupied by Miss KIRWAN, in the Town of Oughterard. The House consists of a Parlour, Drawing Room, and six Bed Chambers, with Kitchen and Servants' Apartments. The Furniture will be sold at a valuation, and Six Months' time given for the payment of them.
     Proposals (in writing, post paid) to be received by James Kirwan, Oughterard.
     January 3, 1825.

     A quarrel having taken place, on Christmas night, in the house of William Tanner, of Tuskin's-pass, between two young men named _____ MacCullough and _____ Gennis, the former a Protestant and the latter a Catholic, they agreed to have a set fight on the Monday following; on which day, about 10 o'clock, the combatants repaired to a field in the townland of Corgrovaddy, the place appointed for the battle, attended by their respective friends, (there were, we understand, from 50 to 100 on each side), many of whom, of both parties, were provided with fire-arms and ammunition!- The consequence of an engagement would, in all probability have been dreadful. Such, at least was the country; and, fortunately, some influential neighbours, after a good deal of persuasion, succeeded in pacifying both parties, who separated peaceably and departed for their several homes. [ Newry Telegraph

 

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, January 6, 1825

LATE AFFAIR AT KILRUSH.
OUSELY!!

     Ousely, the itinerant preacher - a soi distant retailer of Holy Writ without note or comment - has been lately labouring in his vocation at Kilrush, and the result of his labour has been, very nearly, what he and his confreres through the country are so anxious to bring about - the spilling of Catholic blood. This Reverend person (we wonder from whom he received orders) set about preaching in the public streets, and in a few moments got together a tolerable good congregation, who flocked round him, not for the purposes of edification, but just to hear what he was saying - to amuse themselves for an hour or so as they might with any other maniac. But in the most pertinent part of the preacher's harangue, and probably in one of his most felicitous threats at the Catholic Priesthood and Religion, some two or three schoolboys set upon him with mud and clods. This cruel prosecution, for a moment, confounded the HOLY ONE; but nothing ?, he resulted his task, and although having lost the thread of his discourse, he essayed with great might, assisted in his call by eleven of the Police, who, with himself, PRESENTED to the people an unsightly an Apostolic body as was ever yet let loose upon them. When rhetoric failed, Ousely (who is now compared to St. Stephen) and his eleven followers had recourse to more convincing logic.- They ran on the people with fixed bayonets and if it had not been for the peaceable spirit existing in Kilrush, there is no doubt but the twelve polemical Evangelists would have been sent to preach the Word amongst the fishes in the Shannon. However, they have been suffered to continue their pious labors on terra firmis, but so much we may be allowed to say, that Major Warburton should suspend eleven of his  Reverend Police, and by depriving them of their orders, (the gun and bayonet,) allow them that instead of assisting, they should take up Ousely, the mad preacher, and every person of his description who may be prowling about the country; irritating and insulting its inhabitants - forcing the Bible down their throats with a firelock and bayonet - abusing their holy religion in the name of the Lord God, and preaching Christian charity and moral forbearance,  at the same moment they are reviling the Catholic Priests as hypocrites and knaves - proving to the world how amply they themselves deserve the titles of hypocrites and knaves, or any other odious epithet they make use of.
     The Rev. Mr. Corbett, the exemplary Parish Priest of Kilrush, perceiving that the Magistrates met for the purpose of investigating the occurrence (who in doing so, without any notice, took the people unawares) repaired to the Court, and respectfully addressing the Bench, explained the situation of his parishioners, and procured an adjournment. For this, he has been, of course, abused. There is scarcely an Orange Priest, great or small, throughout the Kingdom, that has not contributed to his vitoperation -they have stopped at nothing. But Mr. Corbett has gained his object - he has proved that he was right; and with such a reflection, he may treat as idle wind the ? of the Orange portion of the Irish Press.

     A man named Edward Kehoe was transmitted to Kilmainham Gaol by Lord Rathdown and colonel Wingfield, for having a pike in his possession.

     On Saturday last, Armstrong and Magrath, Peace Officers on the County of Louth Establishment, arrived in Dundalk from Liverpool, having in custody, on a warrant granted by George Foster, Esq., three men of the name of Grant, charged, as we understand, with the murder of Patrick Mealy, at Crossmaglen, in June, 1818. Monday the same Officers took them to Armagh gaol to take their trials. -- Drogheda Journal.

     The stable, coach-house, barn, and farm yard of the Rev. John Kinahan, Newtownbreda Glebe, were broken open on Wednesday night and several articles stolen therefrom.

CHAPEL OF ST. NICHOLAS
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL.

     SIR - In compliance  with the general wishes of the Parishioners of St. Nicholas, who seem now ashamed of the state of their only Parish Chapel, and anxious to put it in such a condition as will afford themselves comfort, and provide for the decency of the worship of God, I have called my Chapter together, on Wednesday last to consult with them on the best means of effecting so desirable an object, and they are of opinion that the improvement being proposed should commence on next Monday.
     My object in stating this to the Public through your excellent Paper is to impress on the minds of the Parishioners at large, that it is primarily incumbent on them to attend to the decency, comfort, and improvement of their own Parish Church, that being the mother and mistress of all other Churches in the Parish and that I expect on the present occasion they will turn their individual attention to this object. - I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant.
            EDMUND FFRENCH, R.C., Warden

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     We are truly gratified at the above Letter, and doubly so, in being able to state to the Public, on the authority of a Member of the Chapter, tht the Very Rev. Warden himself has generously contributed the sum of ONE HUNDRED POUNDS towards the undertaking; and we trust that the very laudable example of Doctor Ffrench will not be lost on the rest of the Vicars or family of the Twon.-- EDITOR.

 

LATE AFFAIR AT KILRUSH
To The Editor of the Connaught Journal

Sir - I beg you will have the kindness, through the medium of your excellent and extensively circulated Journal, to give the REAL TRUTH of an occurrence with which I have been connected in the town of Kilrush. I should not have given you this extraordinary trouble, but that I have been precluded from doing so in the County of Clare, by the bigotry of the silly Journal which is established in Ennis, from which the incendiary Prints of the Metropolis have taken their date in maligning a man, whose loyalty is disinterested, and whose attachment to the existing authorities cannot be shaken, even by the proscription of his religion. You will please to observe that I have given a mere statement of facts, for which I vouch my character as a Clergyman; and it will give me little uneasiness indeed, whether this vile vehicles of late legance or sedition assail me with the language of public abuse or personality. The Western Herald, of Tralee, the Clare Journal, of Ennis, and the other Orange Prints, have been quite unsparing of both; and I send you a plain statement of facts, in order to give the people of your great Catholic Town and Country an insight into the affair at Kilrush.

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     On Saturday, the 11th of December, it was announced through the streets of this town, by the bellman, that the celebrated travelling preacher, Mr. Ousely, would hold forth the next day in the public street. Thus, the public was invited on the market day to come on Sunday to be insulted, sabred, as the event will show, under pretence of being instructed and converted. Accordingly, the zealous, and, no doubt, learned Divine, appeared before a mixed multitude of Catholics and Protestants, at the meeting of the two streets, by which both congregations come from their respective Temples. His subject, it appears, was ill abuses, and his language was gross. The Protestant boy and the Catholic lad threw some random clods, potatoes and apples at him, though surrounded in a kind of semicircle by three of the Police, with their side-arms. A despatch was immediately sent to the police barracks for a reinforcement.  In an instant two more Policemen arrived, with reversed bayonets, and by their own authority widened the circle to what extend they pleased, nor were they resisted or molested, till one of them, named Price, was knocked down, in the very act of thrusting at an inoffensive and well-conducted young man. I would beg to call Major Warburton's attention to the conduct of those men who volunteered to go fight and kill the Catholics in defence of a ? Swaddler, whose life or person was not attempted, and whose absence by removal alone was sought by all present. Some time after arrived three Policemen, who had so much good sense as to consult the Magistrate, who desired that the brawler should be removed, as the cause and promoter of a riot. I request Major W. will please to hear from me the conduct of this last reinforcement. - In place of delivering the Magistrate's command in an audible voice, and to the hearing of the people, they only whispered it into the ear of a third person, who seemed to be acting as Mr. Ousley's clerk, that he may give the preacher a gentle hint. I will observe, that the preacher had gone some steps away from his stage at the time the second party of Police arrived, and would have there desisted had he not been encouraged by the presence, perhaps by the voice, of the Police. I have written, in a private letter, to Major W. a statement of the conduct observed by some of his Police on this occasion, and I have no doubt he will pay it every attention. The Police, Sir, showed a spirit of party on this occasion and behaved in a manner very provoking to the people; accordingly, a flying battle ensued, and the Police and Preacher were beaten away.
     The Police complained to the Magistrates at Petty Sessions on the following Tuesday, the 14th.  The people were not duly summoned to attend; they were totally unprepared - vast numbers had gone out of town that day in a funeral procession. In a word, none were prepared but the complainants and Magistrates. On being informed of the proceedings, which, I confess did not seem to be fair, I repaired to the Court-house, represented to the Bench that the people were taken unawares, requested to have the investigation adjourned until even the next day and promised that I would satisfy the Court and the public, that the Preacher and Police were the violators of the law, and that they, not the peoples, should and ought to be visited with the punishment justly due to such infraction. I succeeded, after a considerable time, & repeated applications, in obtaining so reasonable a request. On the next day I attended with my people, and those of the Protestants, also, who were engaged in the affray; took on myself, at their request, the office of advocate or counsel, (if the liberal Journals will have it so), knowing that a bad counsel in a good cause is better than a good one in a bad cause. Having obtained leave to address the court, I stated the transaction in plain and uncompassioned language, expressed my readiness to go into the enquiry, and my confidence in the Bench that it would discharge its duties with impartiality. I concluded by moving for three separate informations against Mr. Ousley's agent and the two Policemen who had formed the second reinforcement, as the real rioters and breakers of the peace. The preacher's zeal, it seems, had cooled before this time, as he ignominiously slunk away the very morning of the enquiry, and thus realised the character of the hireling, who is not a good and faithful shepherd, but flies when his flock is in danger. After the examination of two Policemen, their complaint was dismissed, even on their own shewing. I consequently withdrew my complaint against the Police, in the full confidence that my clemency would be duly estimated by a discerning public, and in the hope that Major Warburton would institute an enquiry into the conduct of his men, and by removing or otherwise punishing them who shewed so high a party feeling, on that justice to the people of Kilrush, which he always manifested as eagerness to distribute and which disposition in him they repaid by kindness, good wishes and gratitude.
     I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
                                  M. CORBETT
3d January, 1825.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 10, 1825

PROVINCIAL NEWS

Extract of a Letter from Carrickmacross:

     "On the night of Thursday last, about the hour of twelve o'clock, a party of Orangemen entered, with their faces blackened, the house of a widow Kelly, near Tempo, in the county Fermanagh, and after committing several outrages, they demanded a gun, which they said they knew had been in the possession of her late husband; she assured them that the gun had long since been delivered to a Yeoman of  the name of Leviston, living in the neighbourhood; they then insisted on her swearing to the truth of what she asserted, they called for her Popish prayer-book, which being produced to them, they made the sign of the cross with a sword and bayonet on the book and then swore her to the fact. They then, under the threat of instant death, if she refused, compelled the widow's son to accompany them to Leviston's, from whom they received the gun. No effort has, as yet, been made to arrest the offenders.
     "On Saturday last a large party of Orangemen marched into the town of Tempo, armed in like manner, and fired several shots through the town; the Police Constables who are almost constantly stationed there took no notice of the ruffians. On Sunday night the same pranks were played off.
     "In the town of Monaghan, on the same night, the members of several Orange Lodges armed themselves (and were supplied by some Yeomen Officers with ball cartridges) and assembled near the village of Emyvale, and proceeded to Aughnacloy and Clogher; many of the poor people quit their houses and fled into the fields; not one of the Orangemen concerned in the murder of Keenan, near Fintown, has been as yet taken, and I can assert, without fear of contradiction, that notices were sworn on the members of several Orange Lodges to assemble in array on the nights above mentioned."

     LIMERICK, JAN 5 - Four men, from the neighbourhood of Bilboa, were apprehended by the Police at Bird-hill, at 10 o'clock on Sunday night, after entering the house of a man named Sheary, taking away his mare, and subsequently assaulting him. On investigation before S. Hastings, Esq., next morning, it appeared they came there to execute a decree, and were anxious to get at the property under any circumstance. They were sent to Nenagh for trial at the Sessions, for the assault.
     This morning, Thos. Collins, of Cappamore, died in the infirmary from wounds received at a fair on the 17th ult. This is the fourth of his family which have met similar deaths.

     LONDONDERRY, JAN. 4 - We have just seen a letter written from the Fair of Fintons, on Saturday last, which mentions that a Mr. Andrew Noble had been wantonly attacked in the street there that day, by five fellows, and that they had been taken into custody and committed by Mr. Eccles for an assault and riot. It was expected that the Fair would be a scene of great disturbance in the evening, and from the indications of this which were then evident, many of the country people were quitting it, being afraid to return home at a late hour. It appears by the same communication, that great alarm prevails in that quarter, in so much that persons sit up every night to keep guard, fearing to be massacred in their beds. The writer states that another gentleman and himself had fallen in with upwards of 100 Ribbonmen near Six-mile-cross , who were in the act of exercising, armed with pikes and scythes.
     We (Belfast Chronicle) are not alarmists, nor can we see or hear of the most distant cause for the apprehensions of any kind in this part of the country; yet, that alarm is felt in some of the departments of Government may, perhaps be deduced from the fact, taht soldiers go to Church armed, and this, we presume is in conformity with general orders. Yesterday, the singular spectacle was exhibited of the Rifle Battalion marching to St. Anne's Church, Donegal-street, fully accoutred, with their rifles and bayonets, and during divine services, a corporal's guard was parading under the portico.

     In a parish in Dundalk, the number of Protestants was so small that it sometimes happened none of them attended the parish church; on which occasion, of course, there was no service. The circumstance of non-attendance was always uncertained by the Rector (Sir T___ F___) who sent his clerk to the church a little before the time at which the service commenced. It happened that a farmer, a Roman Catholic, very often made his appearance, which rendered it imperative on the clergyman to officiate, and it was generally observed that the most favourite days for Paddy to display his devotion were those that were most disagreeable to others. When it rained, hailed, sleeted, snowed, or blew most violently, he was never known to be absent. Of this pious rage he was cured in a remarkable manner. The Rev. Baronet sent for him, and, before they parted, it was agreed that Paddy's tithe should be considerably reduced.- Since that time the "Holy Roman" has never been seen within the walls of the church.-- Reid's Treacle in Ireland, 1823

 

FEMALE FASHIONS FOR JANUARY

     HEAD DRESS - 1. Bonnet of royal purple terry velvet or velour epingle; the brim broad and flat ,with a corded satin edge; the crown high, and rounded at the top, and partially covered with a ? of velvet, bound in satin nearly half an inch in breadth, and ornamented with a small twisted silk cord of the same colour; the trimmings in front are large, and finished with a small twisted silk cord of the same colour; the trimmings in front are large, and finished in the same manner; the centre one is long and narrow, and finished in the same manner and placed perpendicularly, concealing the termination of those on each side; bows of pearl-edge satin ribbon are disposed about the crown; long stripes of the same inside the brim.
    2. Black velvet dress hat, bound with gold lace from a small bow in front, the brim forms double and small white marabouts [*] are introduced between - it is closed behind in a similar manner; broad gold band around the crown, and at the top four curved ornaments, bound also with gold lace; marabouts in front and on the right side.
     3. Tartarian turban, formed of a richly shaded stripe silk kerchief.
     4. Cap of pink and white crepe lisse, with double borders, and broad strings of the same; the crown is high; the back part of white crepe lisse, full, and arranged by five flat pink satin bands, placed perpendicularly, and inserted in the pink satin band at the bottom of the caul; the front is formed by bouffants of alternate pink and white and crepe lisse, interspersed with pink satin ornaments of a papillonascous shape, with a profusion of winter cherries or alkekengi, and rosebuds above.

     EVENING DRESS - Pinin colour velvet dress; the corsage plain, across the burst, and drawn to shape with a little fullness at the waist; high in front, and falling rather low on the shoulders, and finished with gold embroidered lace round the top; the sleeves are short, with epaulettes formed of heart-shaped leaves, trimmed with blond; attached are long full sleeves of white gauze, regulated in front by ribbon velvet passing from under the area to the lower part of the sleeve, which is confined by three velvet bands round the arm, each fastened by a bow and gold clasp; blonde ruffle at the wrist. At the bottom of the skirt is a broad band of satin of the same colour, with small silk cord laid across, forming squares; gold embroidered ceinture, fastened in front with an antique gem.- African turban of lilac barege, richly embroidered in gold, with a band of gold round the head, and supporting the feids over the right ear. The hair parted from the forehead, and three or four large curls on each side. Necklace of medallions in enamel, united by triple chains of gold ear-rings to correspond. English Thibel square shawl with embroidered corners. Short white kid gloves.- White satin shoes.

 

* [marabout n : large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; downy under-wing feathers are used to trim garments]

AMICABLE SOCIETY

     At a General Meeting of the Amicable Society held on Friday, the 7th instant, the following Gentlemen were elected Officers for the ensuing half-year, viz:-
     The Hon. Mertie [?] Ffrench, President
     Lieutenant James Mahon, Vice-President
     Peter M. Ffrench, Esq., Secretary
     James Costello, Esq, Treasurer.

COMMITTEE

     Doctor Blake
     Lachlin Maclacklan, Esq
     Patrick M Burke, Esq.

 

NOTICE

     I HEREBY caution the Public in general against taking in payment, or otherwise, my Acceptance for Five Pounds, in favour of William Hogan, of Tuam, Victualler. The said Bill was dated 10th December instant, and payable in twenty-one Days.- Having received no value for same, according to agreement for said Hogan's indemnity to me, (as will appear) having left said Bill in the hands of Mr. Connor Kelly, of Tuam, Merchant, for the purpose of procuring a Bullock for said Hogan and said Bill being now detained by said Kelly from me, contrary to my agreement with him.
     Dated Tuam, this 29th December, 1825.
                       JOHN DAVIS

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, January 13, 1825

CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC

     WHEREAS my Wife, Honora Miskell, alias Freny, has lately and on many occasions, misconducted herself in in many particulars and robbed me of my Property; This is to Caution the Public against giving her any Credit on my account, as I am determined not to pay any debts she may contract.
                       WILLIAM MISKELL
Bohermore, Galway, January 13, 1825

 

 

DEATHS

     In Aungier-street, Dublin, Allen Ruxton, Esq.- a Solicitor of great eminence and integrity. In the long course of his professional career, there were few men who maintained so high a character for the most punctual correctness, and very few who will be so sincerely lamented by his relatives and friends.
     On Friday, the 7th inst., Mr. Arthur Murphy, Artist. These extraordinary talents, and pleasing eccentricity of manner, rendered him an agreeable member of society, and now an object of sincere regret.
     On Tuesday night last, in his chambers in College, Robert Stack, Esq., a most interesting and amiable character.
     On the 31st ult, at Cummingstown, Co. Westmeath, at an advanced age, Edward Irwin, Esq., formerly one of the Landwaiters in Waterford, and a Gentleman of the most polished manners and kind disposition.
     On the 3d instant, after a short illness, in the 84th year of his age, Patrick Murray, Esq.
     On the 2d of May last, at Cawnpore, in the East Indies, Lieutenant General Lewis Thomas C.B., Col of the 3d Native Infantry and Civil and Military Governor of that extensive district.

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 17, 1825

SPECIAL SESSIONS
Under the Insurrection Act at Six-Mile Bridge
(From the Limerick Observer)

     The Sessions under the Insurrection Act were held at Six-mile-Bridge on Monday, and Francis Blackburne, Esq., K.C. presided, assisted by a Bench of Magistrates, unquestionably the most numerous ever observed sitting the in the County Clare on any similar occasion, there being 45 Magistrates presiding.

INTERESTING CASE

    John and Michael Corbett were put forward, charged with having ammunition concealed in their dwelling, and with denying the same to the Police.

John Grey, a Police Constable, Sworn

     Knows John Corbett for some time; he lived in the parish of Ogonello, barony of Tulla; he searched his house on the 5th January; found the prisoner Michael there, who John said was his brother; had a deputation to search, which he had with him when he searched prisoner's house; had a military party of the 35th Foot with him; sent one of the soldiers round the house to the window, where, as he had been informed, the ammunition was; witness asked John had he arms or ammunition in the house; and asked the same question of Michael, to which both replied in the negative; the hour was then about nine o'clock at night; he next proceeded to the window, from which, as soon as opened, a parcel containing powder and some shot fell; the window was only a wooden shutter, kept close by a truss of straw; when witness pulled out the truss the powder fell down; was sent to search the house by Captain Warburton; was told the precise spot where the ammunition was.

Cross-examined by Mr. Scott

     Is stationed about four miles from prisoner's house; there is a Police station within a mile of prisoner's house; the ammunition which witness found is very like the police ammunition; saw no difference between them; he received a private information from a certain person (whose name Mr. Blackburne would not allow him to divulge); witness got information that there were arms in several houses in Ogonelloe, and among the rest in the house of Corbett; received information that he would find this powder either in the window or the thatch; a person might have hidden the powder from outside; the man who gave the information lives on the same townland with prisoners, and accompanied witness to the house; believes the informer was outside the window at the time he (witness) found the powder; a soldier named Denham was one of the party; the window was in an uninhabited part of the house, and was the only window in the room; if any person had opened the window during that day the powder would have fallen down.

Alexander Denham, 25th Regt., Sworn

     Was one of the party who searched the house of the prisoners; was stationed at the back window, the shutter of which was opened by Constable Grey, the last witness; noticed something fall; the man who was with him outside told witness the powder was in a hole over the window; he searched and found nothing there; witness saw the informer throw the powder in the window, as soon as it was opened by Constable Grey; witness told the Police Serjeant on his return, and mentioned to him what he had seen; the whole party was present at the time; the reason why he did not mention this at the moment was, that he did not wish to tell it before the prisoners; witness, at the time he saw the parcel thrown in, was between the informer and the window; the informer wore one of the police watch-coats; the Serjeant of the party reported the affair to Mr. M'Sweeney, his commanding officer, next day, who reported the transaction, as he (the witness) had been informed, to Captain Warburton, the Police Magistrate.
     Here Mr. Blackburne stopped the trial, and told the prisoners they were clearly entitled to their acquittal, nor was it necessary at present to proceed further; but enough (continued the Learned Gentleman) has occurred to justify me in saying, that so far as regards the conduct of the soldier, the serjeant and the Police Constable, it is highly necessary to probe this matter to the bottom.
     Captain Warburton said, that the matter ought instantly to be investigated, as there were persons present that day who had heard part of the statement, and might not become acquainted with any further proceedings on an investigation; and, as three or four questions would elucidate the affair, it could not occupy much of the attention of the Court.
    Mr. Scott, the respectable Agent who conducted the defense, said that he was ready at any moment Mr. Warburton pleased to enter into the inquiry, provided he obtained a reasonable time to take defence.
     It was then settled that the inquiry should take place this day or to-morrow in Ennis and the prisoners were immediately discharged.

TRIAL OF HANLY THE SOLDIER

     Stephen Hanly, a private of the 25th Regiment of Foot, was put to the Bar, charged with having, on the 29th December last, rendered, at O'Brien's Bridge, county Clare, an unlawful oath or engagement, to one William George, importing to bind him to be of a certain Confederacy, to be formed to injure the persons of the King's subjects, and to disturb the public peace, as follows: "That every detachment of Soldiers that came to O'Brien's bridge, and also every Protestant and Orangeman, were to be put to death," - and with tendering an oath of like import to Wm. Burke and James Ryan.
     Mr. O'Gorman rose and said, that in this cause he was Counsel for the prosecution; but before he explained the circumstances of the case, he begged leave to congratulate the county on the highly respectable attendance of Magistrates whom he saw assembled to take into consideration as important a case as ever occurred in this or any other county. He should congratulate them on the presence of their present, and two of their former Representatives; because it would be of some consequence, whatever might be the fate of the man at the bar, that the county should be rescued in another place from any unjust imputations that might be thrown on it. Although a portion of the County Clare was still subject to the pains and penalties of the Insurrection Act, yet he would say that the people were peaceable, quiet, inoffensive and industrious; and he would appeal to his Lordship's experience, since he came to administer that Act amongst them, if there had been any where less violation of the law of the land. The circumstances of this trial were of a peculiar nature - not only on account of the character of the country, but on account of the introduction of the name of a high and respectable Dignitary of the Catholic Church, and not only on that account, but the character of the gallant corps in which the prisoner belonged was implicated; and he hoped that cosps would suffer justice to take place, and not give the weight of their sanction and authority to screen an offender. The prisoner was quartered some time in O'Brien's bridge, in the barony of Tulla, then under the Insurrection Act. - It was unnecessary for him (Mr. O'Gorman) to state that much alarm had been created throughout different parts of Ireland, by the absurd and wicked rumours of the ill-designing of one party against the other. But he hoped, notwithstanding, that the people's good sense, and their love for their respected and beloved Sovereign, would withhold them from all illegal associations. The respected Dignitary to whom he had alluded had been charged, and he was instructed to state, by the prisoner, with having been the instrument by which the allegiance of one of his Majesty's soldiers had been tampered with; and the evidence which was to be laid before the Court would prove that the prisoner was beyond doubt the emissary of some person or party. He (Mr. O'Gorman) would not say that of himself he had ventured on the atrocious line of conduct he had attempted to present; but it was evident there were persons behind the curtain working him like a puppet, for the purpose of securing the peasantry, and afterwards betraying them; but be thanked God that their good sense and loyalty had detected him, and he now stood for the offence before his country. The statement by Hanly was, that he had been directed by the Very Rev. Dean O'Shaughnessy, Roman Catholic Dean at Killaloe, while at confession, to go and organize the part of the country with which he was acquainted. It was necessary for the peace and prosperity of the country, that the absurd rumours relative to its state circulated in England, should be rebutted, and treated with the contempt they deserved. To the people with whom he tampered, he made use of different pass words, and they, suspecting that he was actuated by improper motives, went to their Parish Priest, and a Magistrate, to whom, on this occasion, the County of Clare was much indebted. his gallant friend, to whom they had gone, desired them to watch the prisoner, and in consequence, when they next saw him, he was called on to state what his objects were; he (the prisoner) answered, that he had come amongst them by direction of the Dean of Ennis, and had been selected by that Reverend Gentleman, as a fit person to enlighten them, and to prevent their going astray - that they were all Catholics and brethren. He was then pressed to say what was his business. He said, "I'll let you know what I mean the 1st day of the new year." This language was remarkable, when coupled with a circumstance to which he (Mr. O'Gorman) would very briefly call their attention. There was a mischievous book called "Pastorini's Prophecies." Mr. O'Gorman was about to state another circumstance relative to this book, and connected with the Right Reverend Dean O'Shaughnessy, when he was interrupted by Mr. Green, who objected to his mentioning any matter irrelevant to the prisoner. - Mr. O'Gorman said he was only about to say that another attempt had been made on the Dean, and that the fact had reference to the identify of the entire transaction; but, under direction of the Court, he would give up all mention of it. When the conversation which he described had passed between the prisoner and the prosecutors, Hanly sent a person named William Burke to swear the persons present - he was asked the nature of the oath he was about to administer; he stated that it was to cut off all detachments of soldiers, and to destroy all Protestants and Orangemen. What, it might be asked, was his object in making this statement? It was - "spargere voce in vulgum ambiguss." After the explanation of the oath, Hanly took off his coat, and said he did not like the colour of it; they replied he was an impostor - "if you think so (said he) put me in the fire and burn me." These were the facts of the case, and for his alleged crime, the prisoner stands for justice at that tribunal. Let the result of this day's investigations be what it may, it will have this good effect - it will demonstrate to the people, that it is their interest to stand by and support the magistrates - it is to the magistrate that they should look for protection could not be more properly attended than in the instance of this day.
     William George sworn and examined by Mr. O'Gorman - Lives at O'Brien's bridge; recollects the 19th of last December; knows the prisoner, who was then at O'Brien's bridge, on a pass; prisoner had been previously quartered there, and was married in the neighbourhood; saw Hanly and James Ryan come out of Mat. Moloney's house that morning; witness asked Ryan, would he come home, as he (witness) wanted to go to Birdhill! "Immediately" said Ryan - "I want to pay George Ryan some change I drank there the night before;" Ryan also desired witness to go before him, as he wanted to get rid of Hanly, who was constantly following him; witness then crossed the bridge, and called ?? at George Ryan's house; James Ryan came in soon after, and said that Hanly was still following him, and they had better go up stairs; before they had finished their porter, Hanly came in with Mr. Henry O'Brien, and asked James Ryan once or twice to treat him; this Ryan refused, and he said he did not like the conversation he had had with him the night before; Hanly thus called for more spirits himself; the waiter came up, and ascertaining it was Hanly who called for it, refused to give it; Hanly then desired James Ryan to call for the spirits, and that he would pay for it; accordingly the spirits came up, and before it was drunk, Jas. Ryan went down stairs and remained so long below that witness went down after him; witness wanted not to return, but James Ryan desired him to go up and drink a glass of the spirits, when they would be off; Hanly was in the room when they returned; Henry OBrien was with Hanly while they were down stairs; witness and Ryan then left the house an crossed the bridge; witness saw Hanly afterwards that day; they went into a house to take some spirits, and before the second glass was drunk, Hanly came in; James Ryan asked Hanly, what brought him there again; to which prisoner replied, "You are going much astray;" when James Ryan said, Hanly should not remain in his company, and pushed him out of the shop; Hanly returned a second time into the shop, when Ryan told the woman of the house not to let him into their company again; in consequence of some conversation which the witness had with his Parish Priest and Major Bouchier, he saw Hanly again that night in George Ryan's house, at the County of Clare side; Hanly and others were seated at a fire in the kitchen; soon after they came in, Hanly told them they were all going astray in that neighbourhood; witness asked him, "How so?" when Hanly replied, that a few days before Christmas, he had gone to confession to Dean O'Shaughnessy, and that as the Dean took him to be a proper person, and a good Catholic, he had sent him down to where he had got married to enlighten the people; Hanly repeated that they were all going astray, when witness said, that he (Hanly) had a good author, he was welcome to them and asked had he any more to tell them? Hanly answered, that he and his comrades would be soon with them, and let them know a great deal more; witness said it be as well to let them know it then, if he had any information for them; witness asked him, was there any occasion for a book? he said "yes;" a book was then sent for, and brought in; witness said, before they were bound on oath, it would be as well to let them know to what they were to be sworn; he replied "It was to kill all detachments, Protestants and Orangemen; as Hanly had the book at this time in his hand, and was about giving it to witness, when Mat. Molony, one of them in the room, snatched the book, threw it into the fire and burned it; Hanly, after this, took off his coat, and said "Boys, take and burn me in that grate, if you think I am deceiving you;" he stood on the hearth, and pointing to one side with one foot, said," Here is a Protestant;" and then to the other, " Here is an Orangeman, and here I am, a Catholic, between them, and unless you assist me, what can I do?" After throwing off his coat, he said, he hated the colour of it; Hanly was apprehended next day; witness was with a magistrate between the time he saw the prisoner in the morning, and when he met him at night at George Ryan's house; and was also at the Parish Priest's.
     Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Met Hanly the first time about eight o'clock that morning who told him nothing about his intentions then; is intimate with James Ryan who taught school in O'Brien's bridge; heard from Ryan that he and Hanly had a dispatch the night before, when Ryan was endeavouring to keep him away from him; it was William Bourke who went out for the hour, and not heard from Hanly before he sent for the book the nature of the oath he was to take; drank two glasses of spirits and a pint of porter that day; would have taken the oath had he not been prevented by Molony; never took an oath before; James Ryan lived at Bird-hill but lately taught school at O'Brien's bridge; witness desired the book to be brought in by Hanly's direction; told  Hanly they should assist him as he had a good author; this was when the book was in his hand; it was at the Country of Clare side of the bridge they met with Hanly; witness sent William Bourke for Hanly, and desired him to bring him wherever he found him; witness met William Bourke in the street after coming from the Magistrate; told Major Bouchier (the Magistrate) all that had happened between him and Hanly; it was Hanly who was to swear witness, not the witness Hanly; Hanly had not the appearance of being drunk; saw him drink only one glass of spirits in the morning; when Bourke went for Hanly, witness went for a few more to bear him company; suspected Hanly was on some bad design and went to the Magistrate who desired him to get the information possible out of him; witness saw never tried for stealing ammunition, was tried at Clonmel for horse-stealing, and acquitted; was some time in prison, he believes about four months; never had a dispute with Hanly, never did he ever tell any one that Hanly was an officious rascal; was not present when Hanly knocked a man down at the fair of Guig; was never before any Magistrate in Limerick, nor was he ever charged with being a Whiteboy.
     In answer to questions from the Court. - Is not certain whether Hanly drank a glass of spirits the night at George Ryan's; did not see him drink it; James Ryan knew that witness had gone to the Magistrate, and his business with him; made an information in writing before the Magistrate; Hanly asked if there were a book in the room, and then desired witness to send for one; witness desired Bill Bourke to go for it; Hanly at this time had every appearance of sobriety; does not think James Ryan was in the room when the oath was tendered; Ryan was a little hearty, and was making a great noise; they, therefore, turned him out frequently, and he constantly returned.
     In answer to different Magistates - Thinks it was after Hanly tendered the oath that he took off his coat; William Bourke put the book into Hanly's hand; the book was not opened, nor does witness know its ?; it was shut and was not tied up like a swearing book; never saw Hanly trip a man while he was quartered at O'Brien's bridge; it was in consequence of what occurred  before Major Bouchier that sent Bourke to Hanly.
     Matt Molony sworn and examined by Counsellor O'Gorman - Lives at OBrien's bridge, and recollects the 29th of last month; saw prisoner that day at George Ryan's house; besides the prisoner and witness there were present William George, John Ryan, James Ryan and William Bourke; they were in the room before he went in; Hanly asked witness was he a man, and John Ryan answered he was, for he had four daughters - (a laugh) - Hanly asked him was he a gay fellow? - Witness replied that he did not understand this; Hanly answered, "if you were a gay fellow, or in conspiracy with gay fellows, the first question would be asked is, "are you a gay fellow?;" You should in return reply, "you are a queer fellow;" William George asked him who gave him the information, or who sent him there; Hanly said, it was the Dean at the confession, who desired him to make as many gay fellows, or men, as he could; witness asked "is there to be an oath in question; Hanly replied, yea; and in less than two minutes after, witness saw a book in Hanly's hand, which he snatched and threw into the fire; heard no conversation between Hanly and Wm. George; as well as he recollects it was about eight o'clock; witness was the last person who came into the room; they had some porter before them; when the book was thrown into the fire witness went away; James Ryan had gone out before him.
     Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Hanly, the two Ryans, George, and Bourke went in the room before witness; was before Mr. Bouchier next day, and told him that the fire he had just now mentioned were in the room where he came in, and swore to it; witness reads and witness keeps a public house, and lives in the county Limerick side O'Brien's bridge; James Ryan lives with him sometimes; heard Ryan and Hanly had a fight the night before; knows of no other ? between them; Ryan told him he had a dispatch the night before with Hanly on account of the latter tendering him an oath; does not recollect that Hanly tripped a man in the streets of O'Briens bridge; cannot say positively whether he did or he did not; did not tell Hanly he was an officious person; heard Ryan was in the Bridewell at O'Brien's-bridge on a fair day; was not more than 20 or 25 minutes in the room before the book was produced; that was the extreme length of time he remained; does not know who brought in the book when Hanly got it; Hanly made some objections to Ryan's remaining in the room; - thinks there was no other reason for Ryan's leaving the room; Hanly appeared pretty hearty; witness came after James Ryan, his lodger, to bring him home. Ryan left the room before witness, and was not there when the oath was produced; does not know what made Ryan leave the room ,or had he seen him for three hours before he entered the room; witness was not drunk; nor were William George or John Ryan; Hanly could speak very well, but appeared a little drunk; James Ryan was the only man with which he had any communication until he saw Major Bouchier; talked with others since he made the information; knows Mr. O'Sullivan, of the Bridge and talked to him of his dispositions; had a conversation with Mr. O'Sullivan, when no one but James Ryan was present; Mr. O'Sullivan asked him what had happened, when witness told him all he knew about it; witness is a publican; has drink at home and is not in the habit of drinking elsewhere; left his house to look for Ryan; did not often go to look for him before, but did so that night as he witnessed he was hearty.
     In reply to the Court - Heard no oath proposed by Hanly, but apprehending that an oath was about to be administered, he threw the book into the fire; heard no person desiring to bring it in nor did he see it till Hanly produced it; did not see Bourke leave the room while he was there; James Ryan left the room before the book was 

produced, and witness did not see him return; witness remained in order to hear what Hanly had to say, and what the company could pick out of him; Hanly spoke very well although he appeared to be hearty; does not think Hanly could have administered an oath while he was in the room without his knowledge; had a suspicion that the party was there  in order to get something out of Hanly.
     In answer to questions from Magistrates - Hanly wore his military attire, but witness did not see him take off his coat; cannot say what occurred after he left the room; the book was a small one, and had a cover like a prayer book, it was a bound book, but witness cannot say if it were tied or did not expect to meet Hanly at George Ryan's house, although he heard that they expected to pick something out of him; went there for Ryan, suspecting that he was there; thinks that the usual mode with country people to elicit a secret from one another is to give persons liquor; James Ryan was not noisy the night in question; if George had obliged Ryan to leave the room, witness would have seen it; left the room immediately after he threw the book in the fire, as he dreaded to remain there; Hanly had the book on him then; witness had no curiosity to examine its contents; did not hear John Ryan say a word but what he spoke about witness's daughter, nor did Bourke say or do any thing; he went to George Ryan's to bring James Ryan home, and not to elicit any thing out of Hanly.
     William George recalled and examined by Mr. Blackburne - He returned from Major Bouchier about an hour after eight; put up his horse and sent Bourke for Hanly; went to George Ryan's in less than half an hour, but did not see James Ryan in the interval between his coming from Major Bouchier, and his going to meet Hanly; cannot recollect if the book Hanly produced had a cover or not.
     James Ryan sworn and examined by Counsellor O'Gorman - Recollects the 29th December last; saw Hanly that night at the house of George Ryan - witness was coming down from a room in the house where he was taking some porter, and met Hanly, who asked him "was he a man!" witness asked him what he meant by that? prisoner replied, "I mean a sworn man;" "I am not," said witness; Hanly replied he had been informed he was; witness asked who has told him so! Hanly replied, it was Henry O'Brien, and continued to repeat that, if witness was not one already, he should then become a sworn man, as he was himself; witness said he would not, when Hanly said he should, and an altercation ensued, and he and Hanly boxed; witness then went to his lodgings at Mat. Molony's, whither Hanly followed him, and called for two points of porter; Hanly's wife was with him, and a witness handed her the porter, which they drank, and called for two more; the woman of the house asked, who was to pay for it? to which witness replied, he would not be accountable for the entire; nothing more occurred that night; but next morning , before witness arose from bed, Hanly came to his bed-side and asked him, did he recollect the conversation of the previous night, and said that, as he had opened his mind to him, he (witness) should be the same as himself, "a sworn man;" witness then got up, dressed himself and went into the kitchen, Hanly continuing to follow him all through; soon after he met Wm. George at the house of Molony; George asked witness to accompany him to Mountpelier to by some hay; witness desired George go first, as he wanted to get rid of Hanly, who was always leeching about him; they then went into George Ryan's house, where the prisoner followed them, and also H. O'Brien; Hanly wanted liquor on treat, but the waiter refused to give it to him; witness then tapped with his heel on the floor and called for some liquor, which came up; witness was then called own by the woman of the house, who asked him if he were to pay for the liquor, to which he answered, that he was not; William George soon after followed him down stairs, and the party separated; witness met the prisoner afterwards that day at Mat. Molony's, but does not recollect the hour; Edward Moore, William George, and a man named Kinne, were there also; when Hanly came in he said witness was no man; witness not liking the company of Hanly, who, he felt convinced, wanted to corrupt him, stood up, pushed him out, and desired the woman of the house not to admit him again; Hanly forged himself in, and was again turned out, and when outside the window, he began to make signs, intimating that they (the company within) were no men; saw Hanly at George Ryan's house after night fall, but does not know the precise hour, but it had been dark for some time; Bill Rourke, George, Mat. Molony, John Ryan, witness, and Hanly, were together at George Ryan's house; witness was not long in the room as he was put outside by the company; he does not know whey they put him out; in consequence of what had passed in the morning, he told George that he would lodge informations against Hanly; George replied, that it was right to do so; in consequence of that conversation, George said he would go and report the matter to his Parish Priest and to a Magistrate; saw George set out for the Parish Priest's and did not see him again until he met him at Ryan's house in the evening; never had a boxing match with Hanly before the night of Tuesday.
     Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Knew Hanly some time before the 28th December, while he was quartered in O'Brien's bridge, was put in the Bridewell there by a policeman named Robert Johnson; while confined did not to his knowledge say anything against Hanly, not did he say he would have revenge on him; Hanly gave him a beating the night of the 28th; does not know who had the best of it; next morning Hanly was not uncivil to him, but said that as he had opened his mind to him, he should be a sworn man, as Hanly himself was; witness spoke to no one about meeting Hanly that night at George Ryan's and picking something out of him; witness said he would lodge informations against Hanly from what he had said to him, and not for what he had done to him; witness would sooner endure a beating than comply with what Hanly asked of him; heard that William George had sent for Hanly to come to Ryan's; George wanted him, as he stated to witness, in consequence of Major Bouchier having desired him to get two or three smart fellows to pick something out of Hanly; witness drank that day, and has no doubt that he was tipsey; dined that day at Molony's, who has four daughters; but witness does not know whether they dined at the same table with him; nor does he recollect what he eat for supper.
     To questions from the Court - Thinks he went to drink liquor in Ryan's and drank porter there; neither Hanly nor Molony was there before him; does not recollect Bourke's going out of the room; prisoner was turned out of the room twice or three times; did not see a book, but heard some talk about it; knows nothing of what happened there that night; heard from Matt. Molony after he came home, as he thinks, that he threw a book into the fire; it might be burned without his seeing it; ...[cannot read two lines]
     To questions from the Magistrates - Had not dined before he went to Ryan's; the day he was in the guard-house he was a little drunk, and while there, he drank more; had never a dispute with Hanly to his knowledge; Molony told him it was himself that burned the book.
     Henry O'Brien sworn and examined by Mr. O'Gorman - Recollects the 29th of last December; saw prisoner that day in Mat Moloney's house; he was there when witness went in, and was asking James Ryan to drink whiskey; they went out, and in a short time after Hanly came to witness, and desired him (witness) to say that he (witness) had told Hanly that James Ryan was a sworn man; this witness refused to do; Hanly, witness George, and Ryan, went into Moloney's house, and had some liquor to drink; after George and Ryan had gone away, and left Hanly and witness alone, prisoner asked witness if the table at which they were sitting was square and whether a knife, which he held in his hand, was straight?
     Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Swore informations immediately after the transaction; and swore that every thing that he now swears; suspected Hanly had a meaning in the questions he put; told the Magistrates at O'Brien's bridge the story as he now tells it; told about the table and knife; knew Hanly some time while he was quartered at O'Brien's bridge; while Hanly was there, witness was put into bridewell by the police on the fair night; does not know if Hanly had been assisting.
     William Bourke sworn and examined by Counsellor O'Gorman - Recollects the night of the 28th December, 1824; was that evening in company with Hanly; Hanly said he was going to swear them and make men of them; when he first came late into the room, he brought Hanly to give him a glass of whiskey; he took a glass of porter, held it up to the light, and said it was not clear; Hanly then said they were not men; when Mat Moloney said, any one that had a daughter was a man; he then wanted to swear them in, and said, that if he had a book he would swear them in; - to what? they asked - he replied, " to kill all Orangemen and Protestants, and murder all attachments of army;" witness went out and brought in a little bit of a book, when Mat Moloney snatched it from him and burned it; it was George who desired the witness to go out for the book, when Hanly wanted it; recollects nothing more that happened; it was witness went for Hanly at Wm. George's request; they had drink, as witness called for a glass for Hanly, who drank it; witness was not in the room the whole time; nobody came into the room after him but Molony.
     Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Lives at the county Limerick side of O'Brien's bridge; Wm. George went with him to Ryan's that night; John Ryan was only there before him; William George did not tell him before or after what he wanted of Hanly; witness went for Hanly to his mother-in-law's house, where he found him seated at the fire with his shoes off; witness desired him to come with him, which he did; often offered Hanly liquor before that night but he did not take it; often walked with Hanly in O'Brien's bridge; they used to be talking about nothing at all; William George is not married to a relation of witness's; Molony was in the room while they were talking about the swearing; but witness does not remember how long he was there; they were sitting near the fire, and drank a few tumblers of porter.
     To questions from the Court - Witness and Hanly came to Ryan's together; when they came into the room John and James Ryan, and Wm. George were there; witness went for a book, and found it in a window in George Ryan's house; did not expect to find it there; it had no cover, as the leather was entirely torn off; Hanly desired William George to send for the book, and George desired witness to go for it; witness heard Hanly desire George send for it, but does not know if Molony heard it; did not hear from any one to-day what any other witness had sworn; they all left Ryan's house together.
     In answer to questions put by the Magistrates - He and the person who sat next him were talking separately; they were all talking to and fro; Molony might not have heard what Hanly wsaid that night to George; the book was one with large print; Hanly came with his coat on, and threw it off in the room; it was a good while after he came in that he threw it off, he said something which witness cannot rightly recollect; heard Hanly say that he wanted to swear them, and lest they should have any objections to him, he threw off his coat; when witness went for the book, he had his coat off.
     To the Magistrates - At the time Hanly mentioned the 'attachment,' witness did not consider him drunk, but a little hearty; before witness left the room, Ryan was turned out once or twice, and returned again; Ryan was tipsey while in the room and was a little noisy; Hanly got him turned out; when Hanly threw off his coat, witness does not know whether he said any thing; Molony was in the room when Ryan was turned out.
     Mr. Michael Guerin sworn - It was remarked by one of the Magistrates and some other Gentlemen, that when putting the book to his mouth, he omitted to kiss it. He was again sworn, and examined by Counsellor O'Gorman - Witness kissed the book when it was first rendered to him, and had not the least intention of evading the oath; prisoner came into witness's house in December last; he asked for some spirits, and wanted witness to drink with him; witness refused his assent, when Hanly went in to drink alone; and asked witness on his return to the shop, why he had not made himself known to him (prisoner) these 12 or 14 months back, while he had been at O'Brien's bridge; Hanly went on to state that on his way from Ennis to O'Brien's bridge, he had been informed at Callaghan's Mills, that witness was a man; witness said he always acted like a man; "that's not what I mean," said Hanly, "but if the moon were dark, how would you know a man?" witness answered, he did not know; Hanly ceased then, as another man came in.
     Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Hanly called for spirits immediately after he came in; did swear in his informations that he called for spirits immediately before he went away; this he explained by stating that Hanly had called for spirits three several times while in witness's house.
     Major Bouchier sworn and examined by Mr. O'Gorman. - Took two of the informations, and too George's in Petty Sessions; the nature of George's communication to him  on the evening of the 29th of December was, that he had been sent to witness by his Parish Priest, and told him there was a soldier of the 25th Foot in O'Brien's bridge, who was endeavouring to administer unlawful oaths to several persons; witness asked him the nature of the oath,  to which George replied he did not know, but stated that Hanly had said he was sent by Dean O'Shaughness to enlighten the people; witness desired him, if possible, to ascertain the nature of the  oath from Hanly, and bring two or three smart fellows with him for that purpose.
     To a question from the Court, Mr. Bouchier replied, that, at the time George communicated with him, he said that Hanly had mentioned the name of Dean O'Shaughnessy - when the Learned Judge remarked that the introduction of that respectable Dignitary was the most flagitious part of that transaction, whether the charges against Hanly were substantiated or not - (Loud expressions of assent in the truth of this remark were heard from every part of the crowded Court.)
     Here the prosecution closed, and Mr. Blackburne asked Mr. Greene if he would address the Court, which the latter Gentleman declined doing in consequence of the lateness of the hour, it being then after six o'clock.
     For the defence - William Kelly, a private of the 25th foot, sworn and examined by Mr. Green. - Deposed that James Ryan while confined in the Bridewell at O'Brien's bridge, witness, who was placed sentinel over him, overheard him say that he would be revenged of Hanly, if it were twelve months' time.
     On the cross-examination of the witness by Mr. O'Gorman, he stated that he had never mentioned the evidence he gave on the table to any one; never gave the slightest hint of threat to Hanly; he first told it to Mr. Green, a few days before in Ennis, who sent for him; did not know how Mr. G. found out he had the evidence he gave this day, as he never told it to any one; Ryan spoke thro' the window of the prison, and threatened to beat any soldier who would take Hanly's part.
     Lieutenant Thomas Lynch, of the 25th Foot, gave Hanly, whom he knew about a year and a half, a good character. Prisoner was married with the consent of his Commanding Officer; Hanly is a Catholic, and from the County of Kildare.
     Paymaster M'Cloud of the 25th, concurred in the testimony of the last witness as to Hanly's good character; he besides added, that Hanly had been 13 years and six months in the army, and in six month's more would, in the event of being discharged, be entitled to a pension of 6d. per diem.
     Colonel Farquharson, of the 25th has known Hanly of and on for seven years; he is a very drunken character, and has been exceedingly troublesome to witness as his Commanding Officer, but he is an honest man, and a good soldier; nothing will come out of a man drunk which is not in him while sober.
     The Magistrates retired to their chambers, and having remained there about two hours and a half, great part of which was occupied, we understand, in the discussion of the propriety of memoraling for the removal of the Insurrection Act from the baronies of Tulla and Bunratty, which was unanimously agreed to. Mr. Blackburne returned into Court, and thanked Mr. O'Gorman for the temperate manner in which he had conducted the prosecution, and for the humane and praiseworthy feelings which regulated the entire proceedings.
     The Learned Judge addressed the prisoner and said that it had been the unanimous decision of forty-three Magistrates, who investigated the charges preferred against him, that he should be acquitted. A large majority of the same Magistrates had decided, that the evidence was wholly unworthy of credit.
     The prisoner, who seemed quite unmoved during the entire trial, received this declaration of his innocence with the same composure.
     The Court then adjourned to Thursday, when about eleven prisoners are to be tried.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, January 20, 1825

BIRTHS

     On the 10th instant, at Ironpool, County of Galway, the Lady of Francis Burke, Esq., Barrister at Law, of a son and daughter.

DIED

     At his house, in French-street, yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, Philip Lawless, Esq. This much respected Gentleman was in his 76th year, and we believe we may say with great truth, that no Citizen of Dublin ever passed through a long and difficult life with more honor to himself and the community of which he was a member.  - a just tribute to worth so valuable, is the best admonition to the survivors. It is with this feeling we contemplate the character of our departed Countryman, who, in all the relations of public and private life, was one example to all around him. He was the father of a numerous family - his sons have distinguished themselves in their respective professions, in such a manner as best proves the kindness and anxiety of the best of parents. The Bar, the Army and the Navy, have conferred honors on his children, and the confidence of his Country is largely reposed in the integrity and talents of his oldest son, and one of our sincerest friends, the Proprietor of The Irishman. No father was ever more pleased in his children - no children more blessed by the wise protection of a parent.--[Freeman's Journal.
     On Friday last, in the Phoenix-park, Dublin, the infant daughter of Sir Colin and Lady Campbell, aged nine months.
     On the 5th instant, at Kingsfort, County Meath, James, only son of James Farrel, Esq.
     In Molesworth-street, Dublin, on the 12th instant, Charles Young, Esq.
     At the Cape of Good Hope, on the 28th Sept., Dr. Wm. Harrison of the 6th Foot.

     MR. FLANAGAN, OF SLIGO - On Thursday last, Mr. Flanagan, of Sligo, attended a Bench of Magistrates held at Ardee, and having complained  in strong terms, that a license was refused to a publican, named Owen M'Kittrick; he pledged himself to have a criminal information filed against the Magistrates of the county of Louth, for refusing said license. Mr. Flanagan was immediately ordered into the custody of the Sheriff, and an order was made to have him committed to the Gaol of the County for one month. Lord Roden was one of the Magistrates on the Bench.

     A man named John Power, has been committed to Waterford jail on suspicion of having murdered his illegitimate son.

TO BE LET
For one Year, from the first of May next, and immediate possession given.

     THE HOUSE, OFFICES and DEMESNE, of COTTAGE, containing 33 Acres, situate within a quarter of a mile of Loughrea. The House and Offices are in the best order, having been lately fitted up in the neatest manner. There is a very good Garden, and the Lands are of the best quality and in good heart.
     The FURNITURE, which is new and fashionable, will be Sold, when the place is Set, either by Public Auction or by Private Contract or Valuation, as may be agreed upon.
     Proposals (in writing) will be received by David B. Power, Esq., Cottage, or Jethro J. Bricknell, Esq., Loughrea.
     Any Person who takes said Lands can have a further term, by applying to Sir John Reade, Moynoe-House, Scariffe.
     January 17, 1825

TO BE LET
And Immediate Possession given,

THE HOUSE, OFFICES, and GARDEN, of Bermingham Lodge, with the Grass of a Cow should it be required, and Ground for Tillage - it is a delightful Residence, fit for the immediate residence of any Gentleman and his Family, and within a short distance of the Town of Tuam.
     Applications to be made to Mr. Griffith, on the Premises, or at the Gold Cave Cottage, Tuam.
     January 17, 1825.

    

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 24, 1825

TO BE LET
Until the first day of May next,

     THE GRASS of 500 Acres of the LANDS of MOVILLA -these lands are well known to possess a superior quality for keeping Stock in prime condition through the Winter - they are well-inclosed and sub-divided by six feet walls; the whole will be set, or in divisions.
     Applications to Patrick O'Connor, Esq., Newgarden, Tuam; or William Burke, Esq., Loughrea.
     January 24, 1825.

TO BE LET
For One Year, from the first of May next, and immediate possession given,

     THE HOUSE, OFFICES, and DEMESNE, of COTTAGE, containing ?? acres, situate within a quarter of a mile of Loughrea. The House and Offices are in the best order, having been lately fitted up in the neatest manner. There is a very good garden, and the Lands are of the best quality and in good ????.
     The FURNITURE, which is new and fashionable, will be Sold, when the place is SET, either by Public Auction or by Private Contract, or Valuation, as may be agreed upon.
    
Proposals (in writing) will be received by David B. Power, Esq., Cullage; or Jethro J Bricknell, Esq., Loughrea.
     Any person who takes said Lands can have a further term, by applying to Sir John Reade, Moynoe-House, Scariffe.
     January 17, 1825.

 

MARRIAGE

     In St. Thomas's Church, Dublin, John Legge, Esq, eldest son of William Legge, Esq., of Ganane, county Tipperary, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. J. Silk, Castleview, near Portumna.

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     A man named John Power, has been committed to Waterford jail on suspicion of having murdered his illegitimate child.

   

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 31, 1825

PROVINCIAL NEWS

     LIMERICK, JAN. 22 - Captain O'Grady, M.P., John Thomas Walter, jun. Esq of Castletown; and other county gentlemen, came into town yesterday in expectation of meeting Mr. Blackburne. His presence, however, was totally unnecessary; and Mr. Vokes and another Magistrate in the County Court-House, and read his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant's Proclamation, withdrawing the provisions of the Insurrection Act from this County, the entire of which is now relieved from its operation. It is ardently to be wished that the peasantry will evince a due sense of this indulgence, and refrain from any further violations of the law, which must ever terminate to their disadvantage.
     Since the restrictions of the Insurrection Act have been withdrawn from Kerry, that County continues in a peaceable state; and it is earnestly hoped that Government will encourage the good disposition of the peasantry, by affording aid to the agricultural and commercial interests in that quarter.--Chronicle.
     The terms upon which the Directors of the Bank of Ireland propose forming a Branch of that National Establishment in this city, are understood to be, the appointment of a resident Agent, with a salary of 500l. per annum, to give security for 20,000l. and to guarantee all Bills and Notes that may be discounted.--Chronicle.
     MULLINGAR, JAN. 20 - On Thursday night last, as Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald of Ballinacarig, was returning home from this town, when at Slanemore-hill, (about midway,) he was fired at from behind a ditch, by some villain or villains, who lay in wait for him, but he happily escaped without receiving any injury. Mr. Fitzgerald, from the flash of the pan, was enabled to discern the person who fired at him. No reason can be assigned for this atrocious act, but that Mr. Fitzgerald, being a tithe proctor, it was the general opinion he was selected as a proper victim by the legislators of the Ribon [sic] Society, which prevails in an alarming extent in this country.
     During the dreadful storm of Monday night last, a lock-keeper of the Royal Canal, near Balinacarig, and his wife, were blown into the lock, where they both perished. It is supposed they were engaged in opening the lock, when the violence of the storm precipitated them into it.- They were found next morning locked in each other's arms.
     A Gentleman in the neighbourhood of Fivemiletown, county of Dublin, writes thus to his friend in Newry - "We are every day getting worse- a night scarcely passes without outrages of the most barbarous nature. On Monday evening, about seven o'clock in the evening, an inoffensive Catholic, of the name of M'Caffery, sixty years old, a tailor, was met by the nightly self-constituted patrols, and most inhumanly beaten; he has never spoken since, and the Surgeon says he cannot recover. Such a state of things cannot possibly be endured.
     In the Convict Receiving Ship, at the Cove of Cork, several conflicts have taken place, between the Leinster men and Munster men- confirmed there, all about the ridiculous claims of the superiority of their respective places of birth. The Munster faction have provided themselves with bludgeons, formed with canvass, rolled and made up as close as possible, and loaded at either end with lead, stolen from the scupper-holes of the ship- they made a furious attack upon the Leinster men, one of whom (a very able man) lost his life, while several on both sides were desperately wounded. Nothing more shows the want of early religious and moral education, than this unhappy pre-disposition for fighting.

DREADFUL FIRE

     About half-past twelve on Monday the house of Mr. Bristow, hatter, in Sackville-street, corner of Earl-street, was observed to be on fire. The fire commenced in the lower part of the house, and before an engine could arrive, which was not until half an hour after the fire began, the entire house, (which is a large one) was burning from the ground floor to the garret. Before half-past one, the flames had communicated with the adjoining houses on either side and it required the greatest exertions to prevent their becoming prey to the raging element. There was at first but a scanty supply of water, which had to be carried from the post-office in buckets, but that deficiency was soon remedied by the water-casks of the paving board. At a quarter to one, the side of Mr. Bristow's house, in Earl-street. fell to the ground. The street where this happened is rather narrow, and on seeing it fall, a cry of horror issued from the crowd, for it seemed quite impossible that those who were near the house could escape being burned in the rains. Fortunately the fear was groundless; not an accident occurred, nor was the slightest injury sustained by any individual. At 20 minutes to three, the front part of the house also fell in, but there was no fear of any casualty, as the Guards, horse and foot, had for some time prevented the people from approaching.
    So sudden and violent were the flames, that the inmates of the different parts of the houses into which Mr. Bristow's is divided, had much difficulty in saving their lives; the greater part of the little property conveyed into the street is missing. Some of it, however we know, was lodged in some of the adjacent houses by the peace officer. The accident occurred in consequence of a pot of varnish, composed of materials highly inflammable, boiling over, and the place being full of boxes, straw plait, &c., the entire place was instantly ignited.
     By five o'clock the fire was completely extinguished. The house of Messrs. Jones and Whitehead, in Sackville-street, adjoining to that of Mr. Bristow, is a good deal injured; and the house which is next in Earl-street, is injured, but not to the same extent. The Lord Mayor and Sheriffs were on the spot at an early hour, and greatly exerted themselves. Many persons residing in the neighbourhood also used their utmost exertions for the extinction of the fire; amongst whom we remarked the Messrs. Elliot, Sackville-street; Mr. Henderson, North Earl-street, and Mr. Ferguson, at the National Auction Mart, &c., [ Dublin Paper.

ENNISKILLEN QUARTER SESSIONS

The King, at the prosecution of the Rev. James Kelly, against William Reynolds and William Moffit.

     The Rev. James Kelly examined by Mr. Kernan
    Witness said he was a Catholic Clergyman; he recollected the night of the 20th November last; he then resided as a lodger in the house of Mr. J. Gibbon, of Tempo; witness paid a visit to the Dispensary of that town, on that night, upon his going in, the met the Surgeon, Dr. Breadon, and Mr. John Gibson, and a young boy of the name of Owens; these were the only persons then in the Dispensary; in a few minutes afterwards, William Reynolds, the traverser, came in, and got some bottles of medicine for his master, and went away. [Here prosecutor identified the prisoner.] Witness soon after left the Dispensary; on his going out Mr. Gibson took the candle, and showed him out of the door; when he was proceeding on his way home, within three or four steps of the Dispensary, he heard the noise of persons running towards him down the street; among the party he, on looking round, perceived the two traversers, Reynolds and Moffit; they were armed with stones, and without any notice of their intention, commenced their attack, and struck him as fast as they could; there were three other persons of this party, whom witness did not know; the traverser, Reynolds, whom he had met a few minutes before in the Dispensary, was the first person who struck him; they made use of no expressions or observations before they struck him; his arms have been blackened by the blows he received on them; witness happened to have had a small stick in his hand, with which he decided to defend himself; produced the stick; his hat was knocked off; they then hit him on the head; he then said, you have cut my head; then called on the Protestant and Catholic inhabitants to come to his assistance; that the Priest was abeating; the party then retreated to the house of one Busby; about this time one of the Police Constables came up to witness; he told him how he had been treated, and requested him to accompany him in the pursuit of them;- this was immediately after the attack, and during the time the party were retreating; he had known the two traversers perfectly well before that evening, and swears positively he did not give them any, the slightest provocation for the attack they made on him.

     Cross-examined by Mr. Aughenleck
    
The first part of the cross-examination was so irrelevant to the Traverser's defence, that Mr. Kernan several times objected to it.
     The Assistant Barrister told the Gentlemen cross-examining the prosecutor, that it was great waste of time, and unless he could show some act of violence, used by the prosecutor, to warrant the outrage, it was quite irrelevant to the issue. - The fact where the Reverend Gentleman dined on Shrove Tuesday, 1823, or what ladies drank tea with him on that evening, had no application to this trial.
     Mr. Aughenleck then proceeded. - The prosecutor said, he was quite certain that he had seen Reynolds in the Dispensary, and shortly after in the street, and equally certain as to Moffit; he never had a dispute with either Moffit or Reynolds; they both struck him and he believed that J. Wherry had also struck him; but could not swear positively to him; he never said after he was assaulted that he did not know the person that struck him; he thought it was very extraordinary that Reynolds beat him; could not account for his motive as he was always very kind to him; when beating, he called upon the Protestant and Catholic inhabitants of Tempo to come to his assistance; he never said he was glad to buy off the Rev. H. Land's man (Reynolds); on the contrary, the Rev. H. Land and prosecutor were at all times on good terms; by virtue of his oath, he never made use of the expression, "that ten Protestant rascals would not be able to knock him down;" his hat was knocked off, and he saved his head with the stick in his hand; he considered an oath a most solemn obligation. - Q. Did you ever make use of the expression, "that an oath was a mere matter of form?" - [At this question, the prosecutor smiled, and seemed to feel very indignant.]- A. By virtue of my oath, Mr. Aughenleck, I never did; he had too often explained the sanctity of an oath to be guilty of such an expression.

    John Gibson examined by Mr. Kernan - Witness said, he knew, the Rev. James Kelly; he was a lodger in witness' house; witness is a Protestant; knew the traversers; identified them; he recollected the night of the 20th November last; he was in the Dispensary of Tempo on that night; he got some bottles of medicine for his master there; Reynolds left the Dispensary a short time before Mr. Kelly; at the time Mr. Kelly was going out of the door, the night appeared very dark, and witness showed him with a candle the way out, as there was a step down from the door; about ten minutes after Kelly left the Dispensary, witness went to the House of one Busby; he saw Mr. Kelly there and also the traverser, William Moffit.
     [This witness did not state what occurred there, as John Wharry, Edward Wharry and Alexander Wharry, were indicted for the riot which took place there.]
    Cross-examined - Witness said, there was great throng then at Busby's house; he did not then hear any charge made against William Moffit;  he thinks Mr. Kelly's object in going to Busby's was to find out the persons that beat him; he did not hear Mr. Kelly mention  the name of Reynolds or Moffit; he thinks he charged John Wharry at that time as being one of the persons that assaulted him; is so far certain that when Mr. Kelly first saw John Wharry, Mr. Kelly asked him, where was the rest of his (W.'s) party; two of the Wharrys were sent in custody of the Police Constable to the barracks; witness held the candle outside of the upper leaf of the door; he heard the noise of the beating and had no doubt that the Priest was assaulted; the place where the attack was made on the Priest might be about three or four yards from the Dispensary door; Mr. Kelly told witness the traversers were the persons that struck him on his going that night to his own house; he had always seen Mr. Kelly conduct himself in a peaceable manner.

    Witness examined by Mr. Kernan. - Saw William Moffit, the traverser, on that night, in Busby's; the traversers might have been there without the Priest seeing them; when Mr. Kelly was beating, he heard him cry out for Protestants and Catholics to come to his assistance; the two Wharrys, Edward and Alexander, were taken into custody, by the Police, for what happened at Busby's; witness accompanied the prosecutor from Busby's to his own house, and when they got home, Mr. Kelly told him that he was beaten by Reynolds, Moffit and John Wharry; when witness went into Busby's, John Wharry was sitting at the fire, and William Moffit was standing back at a window; Mr. Kelly then charged John Wharry, as being one of the party that beat him, and a conflict ensued.

     Witnesses examined on the part of the traversers - 
     James Wiley, examined - Witness recollected the night the Priest was beaten; witness had been some time before in the house of one Frazer; he heard the noise, and went out and stood at the door; he saw the persons beating the Priest, and there were only two persons that attacked him; witness knows the traversers, Reynolds and Moffit; knows his sight, he can't say who the persons were that beat the Priest; if he had known the persons who beat the Priest, he would, from where he was standing, know them; he was positively certain there were only two persons at the beating.
    Cross-examined by Mr. Kernan - Witness had no doubt that the prosecutor had a better opportunity of identifying the persons that beat him that he (witness) had; he did not live in Tempo; he lives in Selen-Mue; his business that night in Tempo was to get flax huckled; he belonged to the Orange Lodge, No. 320; the traversers were members of the same Lodge; he had some conversation with the traversers on this business before the trial.
    John Frazer, examined - Witness recollected the night of the assault on the Priest; the last witness, Wiley, was in his house on that night; he saw the Priest on that night, with his head bare; witness heard some person ask the Priest, who struck him; the Priest said "he did not know them at all;", the Priest then ordered more of the blackguards to come out, for ten of them were not fit to knock him down.
     Case closed on both sides.
     The Jury retired to consider their verdict on Monday evening and were discharged on Wednesday night, without finding a verdict; the parties agreeing, on  each side, to withdraw a Juror.

 

MENDICITY

     IN acknowledging the Subscriptions and Donations for the last month, the Managing Committee again avail themselves of this opportunity of imploring their Fellow Townsmen to forbear from giving Alms in the street and at their doors, the importance of encouraging strolling Beggars at  this season, when contagious diseases are usually most prevalent, must be obvious to every person; and they can assure those that are disposed to be charitable, that there are both in the Mendicity and among those that are allowed rations at their homes, objects, whose deplorable situations it would be hardly possible to describe, for them to exercise their compassion on, and whose nakedness and misery the most liberal allowances that the Committee, in this present low state of its Funds, is able to afford, can go but a very short way towards alleviating.
     In addition to the Subscriptions, the Committee gratefully acknowledges to have received Twenty-two stone of Potatoes, from John Golden, Esq., of Moyne-Lodge, per the Rev. A. M'Dermott.

SUBSCRIPTIONS.

Rev. M. Fynn, half-year Subscriptions,     1  2  9
Mrs. Lynch, Lombard-street     3  0  0
Mrs. Manus Blake     1  2  9
James Hurly     1  0  0
James Veitch     1  0  0
James Gunning     0  11  4 1/2
James M'Namara     0  11 4 1/2
Captain Persse     1  0  3
Doctor Gray     1  2  9
Major Mitcham     0  11  4 1/2
Miss Grace     1  0  0
Pat Commins     0  11 4 1/2
L. M'Donough     6  10  8
Michael Morris     1  4  8
John and James Burke (for three months)     1  0  0
John Bermingham (half-year)      1  2  9
Patrick Burke, Danesfield     1  2  9
James Lynch, Castle     2  0  0
Mrs. D'Arcy, Flood-street     1  2  9
M. Kineavy (for three months)     0  11 4 1/2
Joyes and Co. (half-year)     2  16  10 1/2
Charles Browne     1  2  9
Mrs. Cox     1  2  9
Rev. H. Morgan     1  2  9
Robert Martin Ross     2  10  0
Thomas O'Flaherty, Lemonfield     1  0  0
By sundry small subscriptions     1  2  3
By accounts of Poor-box at Mendicity     6  15  0 1/2

 

20 - Reward

     WHEREAS some Villain or Villains unknown had, on the night of the 24th instant, on the lands of Killagh, in this County, stabbed and killed one Heifer Cow, my property, I hereby offer a Reward of 

20

to any Person who will, within three Calendar Months, give information, so as to lead to a discovery. 
     Dated Galway, January 31st, 1825.
                               JOHN RYAN.

TO BE LET

From the 25th of March next, for such term as may be agreed on,

     THE HOUSE in Flood-street, adjoining Mr. CLARKE'S) at present occupied by Mr. RICKARD BURKE.
     Proposals will be received by JAMES BROWNE, Esq, jun. if directed to the care of ANTHONY O'FLAHERTY, Esq, Knockhane, Galway.

January 27, 1825.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE LOUGHREA
January 24th, 1825

T. Wallace a. Thomas Wade
Martin T. Lynch a. Samuel and Thos. Wade
S. Poer a. Same.

     BY Virtue of the several Writs of Fieri Facias, in these Causes to be directed, I will, on Saturday next, the 29th inst., at Fair Field, the Defendant's residence, set up and sell by Public Auction, all the Defendant's Goods and Chattles, consisting of Household Furniture, Stock, &c.
                               ROBERT FRENCH, Sheriff
                               County Galway.
The above Sale is adjourned to Wednesday next, the 2d February.
Dated this 31st January 1825


 

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