Connaught Journal
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, March 5, 1840
Volume 89 Price 5D

An inquest was held by Andrew HOSTY, Esq., at Ballinderry, on the body of
Andrew BUTLER, who was found dead in a drain. The jury found a verdict
accordingly.

An inquest was held by the same coroner at Cregg, on the body of John GLYNN,
who came by his death from a fall from his cart.

We learn that the Rev. Richard GIBBONS, P.P. of this parish, has obtained
from the Rev. Mr. MATHEW, a large number of his medals and cards, which he
has been distributing during the week. We understand that above one hundred
persons have already taken the pledge. It is said that Temperence
Coffee-houses will shortly be opened in this town.----Mayo Mercury

Stolen Goods
On Saturday last a woman contrived to steal a piece of woollen cloth out of
the shop of Mr. Edward KEADY, in Mainguard-street, with which the decamped
unobserved. The cloth having been missed shortly after, Mr. Malachy MORAN,
shop-keeper, and a neighbour of Mr. KEADY's proceeded on the mail coach road
nearly as far as Merlin park, where he succeeded in recovering the goods &
apprehending the thief, whom he gave in charge to the police. The woman is
committed to the Town Gaol for trial.

GALWAY POOR LAW UNION
The election of Guardians of the poor for the Electoral divisions of
Killanin and Oughterard, was held in the Town Court-house on Monday, the 2d
instant. The Guardians elected for Killanin, were Robert MARTIN, Esq., J.P.,
Ross; James MARTIN, Esq., J.P., Ross; James BLAKE, Esq., J.P., Tully. For
Oughterard, T.H. O'FLAHERTIE, Esq., Lemonfield; William DOWNES GRIFFITH,
Esq., Shantalla; George COTTINGHAM, Esq., Annakeelan, Joseph BURKE, Esq.,
Assistant Poor Law Commissioner attended. James COSTELLO, Esq. Returning
Officer of the Union presided at the meeting.

TOWN SPECIAL SESSIONS
There was an adjourned Special Sessions at the Town Courthouse on Tuesday
last, at which Lachlan MACLACHLAN Esq., J.P., presided. The remaining
presentments were not disposed of at the previous meeting, were then
submitted, and all mostly approved of.

To Edmond BLAKE, Esq., Mayor
Sir-We the undersigned request you will convene a meeting of the Inhabitants
of this ancient and loyal Town and County of the Town, upon as early a day
as may suit your convenience for the purpose of adopting a congratulatory
address to be presented to our most gracious Sovereign the Queen, on the
auspicious event of her union with Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg and Goths.

George J.P. BROWNE
Val. BLAKE, Bart., D.L.
Thomas BLAKE, J.P.
P.M. LYNCH
L. MACLACHLAN, J.P.
John IRELAND, J.P.
Mark LYNCH, J.P.
Richard M. LYNCH
John ATKINSON
John BURKE
Andrew VEITCH, M.D.
Michael BLAKE
John STEPHENS
John B PURDON
Austin KILLEEN, O.S.A.
John A FRANCIS, O.S.F.
John M'GRATH, O.S.F.
Owen MARTIN
James COSTELLO
James FYNN
Arthur IRELAND
Henry COMERFORD
Mark FINN, P.P.
James HUGHES
Andrew BLAKE
P. FAHY, R.C.C.
Edward KILLEEN
B. ROCHE, P.P.
Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Charles COSTELLO
Patt FLYNN
E.W. COSTELLO
Dominick DOYLE
J. M'SWINEY
John COLEMAN
Patrick ROONEY
Denis CORCORAN
Denis COMMANS
Richard N. DUGGAN
James DUGGAN
William DUGGAN
Michael PERRIN
John K. KELLY
James GREALY
Martin CARROLL
Thomas COSTELLO
Anthony SKERRETT
Christopher C. BLAKE
Michael D'ARCY

Pursuant to the foregoing Requisition, and for the purpose therein
specified, I request a meeting of the inhabitants of the Town and County of
the Town of Galway, on Tuesday, the 10th inst., at the Town Court House, at
the hour of One o'Clock in the afternoon.
Edmond BLAKE, Mayor.
Galway, 4th March, 1840
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Town of Galway
Extensive Sale of Excellent Household Furniture
Splendid Full Grand Squre Pianoforte with all the late Improvements by
COLLARD and COLLARD,
China, Glass, Delft, and plated Ware, Swiss Carriage and Harness;
A fine young Horse, 6 years old,
Perfectly gentle in Harness, with a large quantity of
House and Table Linen.
To be Sold By Auction on Wednesday, the 18th March, Inst. and following Day,
At Eyre-Square, the Residence of the late Roderick BROWNE, Esq.
The entire of the Household Furniture, which is in a high state of
preservation, comprising every requisite for a Gentleman's residence.
In the Dining-Room-12 Mahogany Chairs, in haircloth, a set of Mahogany
Tables, two Window Curtains, Pedestal Sideboard, Kidderminster Carpet,
Hearthrug Fender and Fire-irons, Platewarmer, &c.
In the Drawing-Room-Three Window Curtains and Draperies of Chintz, 12
Mahogany Chairs, richly carved and covered in green damask, a Langham Sofa
to match, Loung Chair, handsome Loo-Table on pillar and claw,Carpet Rug,
Fender and Fire-irons, Mahogany occasional Table and other Tables, a rich
toned Piano-forte, by Collard and Collard, &c, &c.
The several Bed and Dressing rooms are replete with all the comforts and
conveniences of such apartments and comprise four post, French and other
Bedsteads, with Hangings; prime Feather Beds, Hair Mattresses, and suitable
Bedding complete; Room and Bedround Carpets, Cases of Drawers, Toilet and
Washing Tables, Bedside and Table Commodes, Toilet-Glasses, Window Curtains,
Chamber De[l]ft and Glass, Chairs, Clothes and Towel Presses, &c, &c.
The Kitchen Department is supplied with Culinary Articles of the greatest
variety and utility in Copper, Metal, and Iron, Deal Tables, &c, &c.
In the Hall and Stair-case are Carpets and Brass Rods, Lamp, Curtains, and
painted Blinds.
The China, Glass and Delft comprise every requisite for the table.
A great number of miscellaneous articles too numerous to detail.
Sale to commence at 12 o'Clock-Approved Bills at 3 months with interest,
will be taken for some exceeding 20-Duty and Fee to be paid by the
Purchasers.
STAUNTON and Co., Auctioneers, Galway.
The Parlour, Drawing-Room, and Bed Room Furniture will be sold on the first
day of Sale, and at Four o'Clock the Horse, Carriage and Harness, on the
following day the Culinary and other articles.
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TO BE SOLD
By Public Auction
Lord Wallcourt's
Near Oranmore,
A Large quantity of Fire Brick; Salt in sacks, Slates of different sizes;
about 50 tons of Cannel Coals, and a quantity of other good House Burning
Coals, for the benefit of the underwriter, being the cargo of the wreck of
Fergus of Hull, DRON, Master, bound to New Orleans and put into New Harbour,
Ardfry, in wreck and leak in January last.
The Sale will take place on the 11th of March. For further particulars,
apply to Henry Townsend, Merchant, Galway; or to the Captain on Board the
ship at New Harbour.
Terms of Sale-Cash.
STAUNTON and Co., Auctioneer.
Galway, Feb. 29th, 1840

CHEAP LOAF
At The
WEST MILLS BAKERY
Upper Dominick-Street

The Proprietor of the above Establishment having, hitherto, been favoured
with a very extensive sale for Bread, feels himself called upon to make
every arrangement in his power calculated to give general satisfaction. The
public are complaining (and he thinks with some justice) of the present size
of Bread; a Cheap Loaf is universally called for, and the circumstances of
the times render it imperative on those who are engaged in the trade to
remove, as much as possible; every cause of complaint or dissatisfaction.
The Proprietor flatters himself that he has adopted a plan which he hopes
will effect this most desirable object. His Bakery is in connnection with
his Mills-all under his own immediate superintendance-he proposes confining
the sale of Bread to the office immediately attached to the Bakery; thereby
enabling him to effect a saving of 20 per cent, which was fully teh expense
allowed on commission for establishments in town, instead therefore, of 20
per cent forming an item of 1500 in his sales of 1839, being lost to the
consumers, his present arrangements will enable him to afford them that
advantage. Teh Loaf for which they now pay ninepence can be had at the
office of his Bakery at sevenpence halfpenny. It shall be open to the public
from six o'Clock in the morning until eleven o'Clock at night, as it is his
determination to sell Bread by weight, and weight only, the public will have
an opportunity of judging how far it may be their advantage to purchase at
an office regulated purely on the principle of a Public Bakery. He feels
confident tht no plan yet adopted in Galway will be found more desirable, as
it will bring this necessary article of family consumption to Bear a
relative proportion to the price of wheat, subject (as it should be) to no
additional charge, save the cost of manufacturing.
The sale of Flour being the object of the Proprietor the public can be
acommodated with every description, of Flour in any quantity required, and
shall have Barm at a very small charge. he begs to call the attention of the
house-keepers to his whole or wheaten Meal, an article which he will sell at
a price that will enable them at present to have good wholesome Bread at a
very little more than one penny per pound.
The following are the present prices:-
Best First Flour....22s per cwt.
First do.....20s per cwt.
Second do.....16s per cwt.
Third do.....12s per cwt.
Bran...7s per cwt.
Whole Meal....13s 6d per cwt.

Starch per Ton....40.
4 lb loaf best quality....8-1/2d
2 lb loaf best quality....4-1/4 d.
4 lb best Household Bread made from First Flour...7-1/2d
2 lb best Household Bread made from First Flour...3-3/4d

In order to prevent mistakes the Bread will be stamped First and Second
Quality.
Edward KILLEEN.
West Mills Galway, March 5th, 1840
Mr. KILLEEN, begs to inform Bleachers, Chandlers, and Retailers that, as
usual, they will be supplied at his Manufactory with Starch of a superior
quality on Moderate terms.

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20 REWARD
Whereas several libellous and scandalous Letters were sent to me and other
Person through the Post Office, having forged names to them, I hereby offer
the above reward to any person who will give such information as will lead
to the conviction of the malicious wretch who dared the outrage. Or a sum of
10 for such private information as will tend to the discovery of the
offender.
Geoffrey MARTYN.
Newington Terrace, Rathmines.
Or communications may be made to Geoffrey MARTYN, Solicitor, Chambers, 17,
Anglesea-street, or to John BLAKENEY, Solicitor, Galway.
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HOUSE PAINTING, DECORATING, and PAPER HANGING ESTABLISHMENT
Eyre-Square, Galway
Adjoining NOLAN's Hotel
Charles O'CONNOR
Proprietor.
Most respectfully begs to apprise the Nobility, Gentry, and the public in
general of Galway and its vicinity, that he has commenced business in the
above line and solicits their patronage, as he flatters himself that any
orders with which he may be favoured shall be executed under his own
immediate inspection in such a manner as to give every satisfaction. The
business shall be conducted on London principles, and by first rate Artists.
His stock of Paper comprises some of the newest and most approved
patterns,and he pledges himself that his work shall be so executed as to
equal what can be produced in London or Dublin and on the most reasonable
terms. He particularly invites attention to his specimens of Wood and Marble
imitations that can be seen at the above House, or at his Old Establishment,
at No. 2, Ellen-street, opposite the Post Office,in Limerick;  Gilding and
Bronzing performed in all their Branches and in the most superior style.
Galway, 5th March, 1840.
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TO BE LET
>From the 24th March Next
Three Commodious Dwelling Huses
in Upper Dominick-Street.
The Tenant in each, if required, can be accommodated with a Coach House and
Stable. Application to be made to Edward KILLEEN, Upper Dominick-street.
March 5th, 1840.


NEW APPOINTMENTS
Mr. O'DOWD has been appointed crown prosecutor on the Connaught circuit,
vacant by the appointment of Mr. MONAHAN, Q.C., as the confidential law
adviser at the Castle, which we before noticed.

HOSTILE MESSAGE
On Saturday a Mr. HOLMES delivered a hostile message to Crofton Moore
VANDELEUR, Esq., in the Grand Jury room, on behalf of Mr. Robert BOROUGH of
Kilrush, a young gentleman about 19 years of age, in consequence we
understand, of the former gentleman's gamekeeper having, during his master's
absence, shot a dog belonging to a notorious poacher living in Kilrush. It
seems the latter young gentleman was one of a party intruding on Mr.
VANDELEUR's property, which he had before informed his father was contrary
to his, Mr. VANDELEUR's, wish. Mr. BOROUGH had written to make a complaint,
which Mr. VANDELEUR intended - after his duties as grand juror had
terminated - to investigate personally at Kilrush. Mr. HOLMES was taken into
custody by the high sheriff, and brought before Judge PERRIN, who ordered
him to enter into recognizances for 500l, to keep the peace.
Mr. HOLMES, we understand, is the gentleman who was imprisoned a few years
back for an assualt on his relative, Mr. MAXWELL, who was under sentence of
death for a like offence against him.---Clare Journal.

NOTICE
I hereby give Notice that I have surrendered myself to the High Sheriff of
the County of Galway, for the alleged charge of the murder of Catherine
MAHON, on the 21st day of December, 183*, and that I am ready and willing to
abide my trial at the next General Assizes of the peace to be held in
Galway, and that I am in the County Gaol of Galway, and there to remain
until discharged by due course of law. And I further give Notice to any
person or persons whom it may concern, to come forward and prosecute if any
they can. Given under my hand at the County Gaol of Galway, this 28th day of
Feb. 1840.
William WARDE.

MARRIAGE.
On Sunday last, at her father's house by the Rev. Edward WALDRON, R.C.C.;
John E**t, Esq., of this town to Anne Eliza, daughter of John BURKE, Esq.,
of Bally***a, in the county Mayo.

DIED
At the Dominican Nunnery, Sister Barbara NOLAN, in the eightieth year of her
life. The subject of our present obituary, consecrated to God heavenly
youth, by taking the religious habit of St. Dominick when she had completed
her sixteenth year. The lengthened period which elapsed from her entrance
into religion up to her departure out of this world on Saturday night last,
was marked by the most rigid observance as well of the rules of her sacred
institute as of those evangelical counsels whose frequent perusal, in the
artless days of youth, induced her to embrace a life of voluntary
retirement, for the purpose of more seemingly winning the wreath of glory
that shall forever encircle her brow. The heroism of her exalted piety, at a
period of life when languishing nature seeks for whatever upholds its
weakness, was well calculated to quicken the tardy energies of youthful
vigour and to stimulate it to the parctice of the sublime virtues of a
religious life. Her love and veneration for the sacred emblem of her
salvation, during her long life, was only suppressed in the last struggling
moments of existence by the pious holy fervor with which she pressed it to
her expiring heart, as she exclaimed "O Heart of Jesus, burning with the
love of us, inflame my heart with the love of thee, and draw me to thyself."

At Eyre square, this day, after a tedious illness, which she endured with
christian resignation, Margaret, relict of the late Francis GUTHRIE, Esq.
Solicitor of the City of Dublin, and sister of our late much lamented and
respected fellow citizen, John O'SHAUGHNESSY, Esq. Mrs. GUTHRIE was a lady
universally esteemed as she endeared herself to all who had the pleasure of
enjoying her society, by the most amiable and conciliating manners, and
possessing a humane and benevolent disposition, she generously contributed
towards the relief of the poor, by the most unostentatious charity.

On the 1st, inst., the Rev. J. CANAVAN, P.P. of Spiddle, a Clergyman
esteemed by his parisioners for his zealous efficiency in the discharge of
his clerical duties and by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, for
his mild and engaging manners. After the obsequies were being performed, at
which a great concourse of Clergymen attended, his remains were conveyed
from the Chapel to the cemetery in Spiddle. Requiescent in pace.

DINNER TO M HAVERTY, ESQ.
The gentlemen connected with this office, and the friends of Mr. HAVERTY,
entertained tht gentleman at a public dinner on Thursday last, the occasion
of his setting out on a journey to the continent, and to mark their sense of
private and public worth, and their sincere regret at this departure from
among them. The dinner was served up in excellent style at the Clubrooms of
St. Michan's parish, and the company, who were invited to Mr. H.'s personal
friends, separated with the unanimous wish, that, although circumstances
required him to absent himself from his native land, he would soon return,
and occupy the station which his talents so eminently entitled him to
fill.---Freeman's Journal.

SPORTING NEWS
A fine fox was shaken at Oldtore, on Thursday last, before the hounds of
Captain LYNCH of Ballycurrin Castle. Poor Reynard after a severe and long
run of about eighteen miles, over a very stiff country, at length baffled
the ardour and determination of his pursuers by taking refuge of an earth on
the banks of Lake Corrib. The day was peculiarly favourable, and immense
numbers thronged to witness the sport.
Amongst the foremost horeseman were the Messrs. LYNCHes, DALY, SKERRETT, and
CRAMPTON. During the day six feet walls were leaped by those gallant members
of the sporting community.---Tuam Herald.

Addresses to the Queen.-The County Meath, assembled on last Saturday, for
the purpose of addressing the Queen and Prince Albert on the happy event of
their marriage. The county of Westmeath met on Tuesday. The requisition to
the High Sheriff was signed by the nobility and gentry without any party
distinction. The Earl of Longford and Sir Montague CHAPMAN, Lord Kilmaine
and Mr. TUITE, Sir R. LEVINGE and Mr. Gerald DEASE, cordially united in this
well-timed expression of loyalty.

PORT NEWS
Arrived.
Shannon-WILLIAMS-Banger-Slates.
Ann and Elizabeth-ROBERTS-Salt-Liverpool.
Sarah, Maria, Ann-WILLIAMS-Salt-Liverpool.
Galway Packet-TURPIN-gen. cargo.-London.


LIMERICK ASSIZES-City Court, Monday
This morning at eleven o'clock the commission was opened by Justice PERRIN,
accompanied by the Right Worshipful Richard FRANKLIN, Mayor, in his official
robes, whose carriage and retinue had preceded those of his lordship. The
precept having been read by the Clerk of the Peace, the Grand Jury were
re-sworn for Crown business. Alderman WATSON did not appear when called, but
Sheriff HUNT informed the Court his  absence was occasioned by a severe
domestic calamity.
Judge PERRIN then addressed the Grand Jury. He said Mr. Foreman and
gentlemen of the Grand Jury, it affords me much pleasure to offer you my
congratulation on the orderly and tranquil state of your extensive City and
Liberties. It is, indeed, highly creditable to the Magistracy, and a source
of great satisfaction to the inhabitants. There are only ten persons in
custody for trial, and, I understand, about the same number out on bail. As
soon, therefore, as you dispose of your presentment, you will proceed to
consider the bills of indictment that shall go before you. I am not aware of
any case that requires particular observation from me. Your own experience,
as grand jurors, must convince you of the necessity that exists for fully
investigating all cases that go before you, taking care that prima facie
evidence given is sufficient to warrant you in sending the parties to trial;
at the same time being cautious to let no one pass unpunished were you are
satisfied guilt exists. This, gentlemen, is all I think necessary to say to
you, and when you are ready I will take your presentments.
The grand jury then handed in the presentments, several of which,
particularly for the repairs of public roads, were traversed by Mr. GLOSTER,
the contractors not having complied with their agreement in that respect.
Some discussion took place on the subject, of little improtance, and the
parties called forward to show why the roads were not always kept in as good
order as they generally are for two or three weeks previous to the Assizes,
answered that they had fulfilled their contracts punctually. The Road
Surveyor was directed to look carefully after such places in future.
His Lordship continued f***ting the presentments for about an hour,and
informed the grand jury he would not dispose of the remainder until
Wednesday morning.
The Record panel was then called over by directions of the Court, but
considerable difficulty arose to get the parties in any of the Records
entered ready to go on with their case. An hour and a-half elapsed before
his Lordship proceeded to business, being obliged to wait until bills of
Indictment were sent down from the Grand Jury, and ultimately the Court sent
into Crown business, for which purpose the long panel was called over,and a
jury sworn.

Thomas RYAN and Michael HICKEY were indicted for stealing two pigs, the
property of Wm. GLEESON, on the 21st inst.

William GLEESON sworn-Lives at Red-Lion lane in this city; had two pigs
which he missed on the 12th inst; had them at nine o'clock that morning,
when they went out, and did not see them until next day at the Police
office; they were dead when he found them; knew them by their feet.

Mary GLEESON sworn- I knew the pigs and swear what I saw at the Police
office were my husband's; I knew them by the bristles on their legs and
heads, though they were scalled.

To a Juror-Had no private mark, but one of them was a curly pig, and the
other a smooth one.

Denis BOLAND sworn-Lives at the King's Island; knows the prisoners and the
first prosecutor; saw the prisoners driving two pigs into their house on the
day it is alleged that William GLEESON's were stolen; could not say they
were GLEESON's.

Seargeant REIDY sworn- Arrested the prisoners on the 13th, with the pigs on
a car; knew prisoners previous to this transaction; HICKEY is partly a
stranger to witness; RYAN lives at the King's Island; asked them where he
got the pigs, and they said they bought them; GLEESON identified two of the
pigs out of the three as his property.

Judge PERRIN  said it might be a very suspicious case, but it rested with
the Jury to satisfy their conscience as to the identy of dead pigs before
finding prisoners guilty.

Mr. BENNETT, Q.C. said he had a second charge against the prisoners, which
could be better sustained, and would try them for it in the absence of the
Jury.

A second jury was accordingly sworn, and the prisoners were indicted for
stealing two pigs, the property of James O'SHEA, of Boherbuoy.

James O'SHEA examined-I lost two pigs on the 5th of February and I saw one
of them on the 13th in the possession of Serjeant REIDY; the pig was then
when I saw it, and knew it by the hair on its back.

Witness's brother then corroborated his testimony as to the identity of the
pig.

Serjeant REIDY examined.- Searched the house of RYAN, and found two pigs in
salt, and two alive; O'SHEA identified one of the live pigs as belonging to
him.

Cross-examined by Mr. BOXSE-The prisoners were in custody at the time I
searched the house of RYAN.

Witness found seven pigs in all, three on the car and four in the house,
besides a quantity of lard.

No witnesses were examined for the defence, and Justice PERRIN having summed
up the evidence, the Jury at once returned a verdict of Guilty.

Thomas HOONAHAN was indicted for violating the person of Catherine
FITZGERALD, at Lickadoon.
Catherine FITZGERALD sworn, and examined by Mr. BENNETT- Is not married;
was acquainted with him a year and a half; met him at High-street, in the
city, between two and three o'clock, on the 4th of July; he asked her to
take a glass of punch; said she would not but afterwards went with him, and
drank a glass of punch, and a glass of ale; went out after they drank it and
prisoner asked would he see her in the evening, and she replied she did not
know him; met him about nine o'clock same evening when returning home, at
hte Cross of William-street; he caught her by the cloak and dragged her into
a public house to take a glass of ale; after drinking the ale both left the
public house, and when they came into the street, witness asked prisoner to
go home, as they both lived in the same direction; he said "no, Ill stay in
town to-night, and let you stay along with me"; witness said she would not,
and asked him again to go home; he consented,and once reaching a borheen he
dragged her over a wall into a field, and there had his will of her; after
he had done so he said "now, Catherine" giving her his two hands and word,
"you have my life in your power, but that's not the case, and if you say
nothing about it, I'll marry you to-morrow or after"; witness went home
crying.

Cross examined by Mr. FREEMAN- This occured on a Thursday evening, but
didn't tell my mother about it until Saturday; I don't know the name of the
publican that owns the house where we warmed ourselves for the road; the
magistrates postponed the hearing of the case twice, as Captain KANE was a
friend of prisoners; the gap where she was ill-used is about 60 yards from
where her cousin lived, on the Roxboro road; prisoner was her bachelor for a
year three-quarters-and he was the sore bachelor to destroy her character;
knew when he first asked her to stop in town, that he had a bad purpose in
it, and although she did she wasn't afraid to go home with him; carried the
dinner to the men at work at her father's bog, on the Saturday after she was
ill-used; the prisoner's dinner was among the rest.

Mr. FREEMAN addressed the jury, stating that under all the circumstances of
the case, it was evident no resistance had been offered, (supposing the
crime to have been committed) by the prosecutrix, who admitted to have been
"the bachelor" of the prisoner.
Justice PERRIN charged the jury in favour of the prisoner, whom they
acquitted.


ADDRESS TO THE QUEEN
The people of this ancient town, proverbial for their loyalty, even in the
worst of times, will assemble on Tuesday the 12th instant, for the purpose
of testifying to our young and gracious Queen, the fervency of their love
and attachment towards her person, crown and dignity. The people of Galway
will assemble for the purpose of presenting a congratulatory address to her
Majesty, on the happy and auspicious event of her union, with his Royal
Highness Prince Albert, and by their numbers and respectability will
demonstrate the intensity of their feelings towards  our revered and beloved
Soverign. Much credit is due to Edward COSTELLO, Esq., and the Rev. B.J.
ROCHE, P.P., who have been active and zealous in getting up the Requistion
for the meeting.

TOWN COMMISSIONERS
The above most efficient and useful body held their weekly meeting this day,
Lachlan MACLACHLAN, Esq., in the Chair. The subjects under discussion were
not of much public interest, if we except the Bye-laws. The Byeslaws for the
improvement and regulation of the Town were prepared by John BLAKENEY, Esq.,
and approved by the Commissioners, they are most excellent, & reflect great
credit upon that gentleman, as the town will derive much advantage from
their being shortly enforced. These laws will come into operation on the
25th of the presnt month, and in the mean time placards will be posted, by
which the public will receive every necessary information respecting them.

COUNTY GALWAY SPECIAL SESSIONS
On Tuesday last there was meeting at the grand jury room of the county Court
house for the barony of Dunkellin, for the purpose of passing presentments.
The following were magistrates and cess-payers in attendance:-

Magistrates-James H BURKE, St. Clerans, Chairman; William KELLY, Esq,
Barnaslodge; James S. LAMBERT, Esq. Cregclare; James DALY, Esq. Castledaly,
and Randal ATHBY, Esq. Renville.

Cess-payers-Andrew BANDFIELD; John D. NOLAN, Prospect; Michael J BURKE,
Kilcolgan; Mathew ST. GEORGE, Kilcolgan, nad Patrick HYNES, Esqrs. Bawnmore.

There were several demands made for the support of deserted children. The
great number of illegitimate children in this barony subjects the
cess-payers to a heavy expense, and is not very creditable to the morality
of the district.
Killing sheep, and the barbarous practice of stripping them of wool is
become very prevalent; and many applications were made for losses sustained
in consequence.
A presentment for the malicious burning of two houses in Kilcreest was
rejected. The fire occurred in mid-day, and the malicious intent was not
clearly established.
There were several presentments for useful roads and bridges passed at these
sessions.
There was a meeting for the county at large held yesterday at the grand jury
room, when the several presentments were scrutinized by the magistrates and
cess-payers in attendance.

DUBLIN POLICE SATURDAY
Head-Office
Most Distressing Case-A poor woman named Mrs. FRAZER appeared before
Alderman DARLEY on Saturday last to ask his advice under the following
circumstances: - about two months since a stout country-looking woman about
40 years of age, and who called herself Mrs. COSTELLOE, went in her lodging,
3 Golden-lane, and being about to become a mother, begged of Mrs. FRAZER,
for the love of God, and as she valued her own children, to allow her to
remain in the room for a few days, that she had no place under Heaven to lay
her head, having come on from the country for the purpose of gaining
admission into the Eving**n Hopsital, but was disappointed.-The poor woman
could not resist the appeal she made, and in a quarter of an hour a child
was brought into the world. Three days after this, the woman being perfectly
recovered, she went out under the pretence of buying some necessaries for
the child, and, horrible to relate, never returned. What makes the case more
deplorable is the fact of Mrs. FRAZER being in the act of nursing twins of
her own, and she has been obliged, ever since the inhuman mother left her
child, to suckle it in addition. The poor woman was reduced to the most
emaciated condition in consequence of what she had to endure.
Alderman DARLEY regretted it was not in his power to assist the poor woman
in any way, but referred her to the parish authorities. It is to be hoped
that the humane and charitable will not fail to reward this worthy object of
their benevolence, who, in a wish to relieve an apparently distressed
female, under peculiar circumstances has been victimized in so cruel a
manner.

Henry-Street Office
Caution to Lodging-house Keepers-A very respectable looking young lady,
named Frances KAVANAGH, residing in Church-street, appeared before the
magistrates, and stated that on the previous day, about four o'clock, a
woman came to her house nad asked to see the apartments which were to let.
She was allowed to do so, having stated that she was commissioned by a
respectable attorney to look out for a comfortable room, to which he would
remove that evening. This woman was brought through the apartments, and
passed through the complainant's dressing room, and then retired, promising
to return with the attorney that night; but on her departure witness missed
a very valuable gold watch, which had been evidently lying on a dressing box
on the dressing room table. Inquiry was immediately made with the
neighbouring pawn-offices, and the watch was found at the office of Mr.
Peter BYRNE, Britain-street, where it had been pledged about 4 o'clock the
same day.
Mr. BYRNE was in attendance, and was asked by Mr. DUFFY at what hour the
article was pawned.
Mr. BYRNE admitted that it was pawned after 4 o'clock.
Dr. KELLY said they should fine him 2l for receiving it after 4 o'clock. The
act of parliament prohibited any pawnbroker taking any pledge after that
hour.
Mr. BYRNE said he had a kind of permission from the Commissioners of Police
to take articles in pawn after the hour in question.
Dr. KELLY said that the commissioners had no power to alter the laws of the
land. He would leave it to Mr. BYRNE to act on the principle of rational
justice, and give up the watch to the lady claiming it; or they (the
magistrates)  would be compelled to act in accordance with the principles
laid down by the law.
Mr. BYRNE observed that the act of parliament gave the bench the power of
fining 2l, for the receiving of the article after 4 o'clock; but if he gave
up the watch, upon which he had lent 6l., it would be beyond justice.
Dr. KELLY asked him to cite a section in the act providing that?
Mr. BYRNE read one section,but Dr. KELLY read another, giving the
magistrates the power of fining in a greater penalty; and as Mr. DUFFY and
himself were on the bench, the spirit of the act was met.
Mr. BYRNE was fined 2 for the receiving.
Informations were received against the thief, and the watch was left in the
hands of Police Sergeant CLARK.

Murder of a Child by Its Mother- A young woman named Barbara ROACH, who
resided at a place called Carranaquilty, barony of Gallen, has fled from her
home, charged with the wilful murder of her own child. It appears that the
wretched woman, who was in comfortable circumstances, her husband having
remitted to her from America, within the last three years upwards of 60l,
was observed by some of her neighbours to be enciente. Of course this caused
her action to be watched, and suspicions were excited a few days since in
the minds of some who saw her engaged in digging in her garden. This having
been reported, the "King" of the village called a meeting of the
inhabitants, and they having proceeded in a body to the garden, found a
child at the place where the woman had been seen digging. When taxed with
the horrid offence, she admitted that she had buried the child, but that it
had been still born. This, however, the medical gentleman who examined it
stated was not the fact-as the child had been deprived of life by
strangulation. Those facts having been proved before Mr. ATKINSON, coroner,
and a jury, a verdict of wilful murder was returned against the unnatural
mother. Her offence is to be traced to that fountain of so many awful
crimes-drunkeness-to which sh had been addicted for some time previous. The
people of the village deserve credit for their conduct on the occasion; they
lost no time after discovering the woman's guilt they communicated with the
police on the subject.----Mayo Constitution


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GALWAY ASSIZES
On Tuesday last, Frederick Maso* TRENCH, Esq. High Sheriff of the County,
arrived in town, accompanied by his most active and efficient sub-Sheriff,
Joseph B. COWEN, Esq., and about two o'clock repaired to the County
Court-House; and upon the grand panel [cannot decipher two words here]
Patrick FITZPATRICK, Esq., the clerk of the Crown, that officer swore the
following respectable Grand Jury:-
1 Patrick BLAKE, Gortnamons
2 Sir John BURKE, Bart., Marble Hill
3 Thomas B MARTIN, Esq., M.P. Ballinahinch Castle
4 The Hon. W. Le Poer TRENCH, BAllinasloe
5 The Hon. Thomas Ffrench, Castle Ffrench
6 Sir Valentine BLAKE, Bart., Menlo Castle
7 Sir Michael DILLON, Bellew, Bart., Mount Bellew
8 James Staunton LAMBERT, Esq., Creggclare
9 Denis DALY, Esq, Dunsandle
10 Thomas Nicholas REDINGTON, Esq., M.P., Kilcornan.
11 Burton PERSSE, Esq., Moyole Castle
12 Denis Henry KELLY, Esq., Castlekelly
13 Edward BLAKE, Esq., Castlegrove
14 Robert BODKIN, Esq., Anna
15 Walter LAWRENCE, Esq., Bellview
16 Andrew W. BLAKE, Esq., Fucho
17 Robert D'ARCY, Esq., Woodville
18 James Hardiman BURKE, Esq., St. Clerans
19 Francis BUTLER, Esq., Cregg
20 Stephen J. DONELAN, Esq., Killagh
21 Charles LYNCH, Esq., Petersburgh
22 Thomas Stratford EYRE, Esq., Eyreville
23 John LOPDELL, Esq., Athenry House
Immediately on the County Grand Jury being sworn, they proceeded to their
Jury room, and before the fiscal business was entered upon, Admiral TRENCH
called the attention of the Jury to the situation of the Governor of the
County Goal, and recommended that the opinion of some eminent lawyer should
be had, as he entertained strong doubts of the High Sheriff being invested
with the power of nominating to that office.-Thomas N. REDINGTON, Esq.,
M.P., James H. BURKE, Esq., and many other gentlemen of the Grand Jury
dissented from Admiral TRENCH, and contended that the Sheriff was duly
authorised to appoint a successor to the late Governor; and as the young
gentleman selected was in every respect most unexceptionable and highly
respectable, and would no doubt prove himself a trustworthy and efficient
officer in the discharge of his serious duties, the Grand Jury with the
exception of Admiral TRENCH, were unanimous in their approval of his
appointment; and such flattering testimony,as to his capabilities and merit,
from such a respectable and influential body, must prove very gratifying to
the feelings of the present Governor, who we are persuaded is well deserving
of the confidence reposed in him by the Grand Jury.
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The following gentlemen were sworn on the Town Grand Jury, before Samuel
STEPHENS, Esq., one of our Town Sheriffs. There was but a thin attendance of
Jurors, and only fifteen answered to their names:-
Lachlan MACHLACHLAN, Esq., Foreman
Pierce JOYCE, Samuel SHOUE,
Thomas E. BLAKE, Arthur IRELAND,
Michael BLAKE, John REDINGTON,
Mark A. LYNCH, James COSTELLO,
James V BROWNE, James FYNN,
John IRELAND, Randal P. M'DONNELL
Denis CLARKE, Constantine SLOPER, Esqrs.

Mr. Justice BALL did not arrive in town until a late hour this night. His
Lordship preceded to the County Court House between eight and nine o'clock
and after the Commission was opened the Court was adjourned until to-morrow,
without the Grand Jury being re-sworn, only a few of them being then in
attendance. The swearing of Town Grand Jury was also deferred until
to-morrow.

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No clerks will be admitted into the Treasury department without a due
examination of their capability. This is a very proper rule, and is due to
the discernment of Mr. WYSE.

DUBLIN, March 3
In reply to a memorial presented on Friday in favour of the Celibacy
statute, his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant said that he was favourable to a
total repeal of the statute, and that he should recommend to her Majesty the
Queen, that the repeal should be accompanied by the creation of four
additional Fellowships, and of six Probationships-the former to be
remunerated out of the funds appropriated to the present Junior Fellows of
Trinity College, and the latter to have an annual income of 40
each.---Packet.

Mr. William TAYLOR, bookkeeper to Messrs. BARRETT, ironmongers,
Grafton-street, died suddenly on Saturday last, while writing at his desk.

The action of ejectment on the title by Lord Lorton, at Longford assizes,
against Rose MAHOUX, widow, terminated in a non suit.

The Corporation of Dublin have voted the freedom of the City to Prince
Albert.

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We regret to state that the Duke De Rovigo was thrown from his horse while
hunting with the County Limerick fox hounds, and was severely hurt, but we
trust no serious consequences will result from the injury, which affected
his head.


The treatment of Mr and Mrs. HOLLAND in the County gaol is similar to that
of every other prsioner confined therein, with the exception of their being
allowed to provide their own diet, and to use their own bedding and linen.
No wine or spirituous liquors of any kind will be allowed, or can be
included in the provisions they get in. No one is allowed to visit them
without an order from the Sheriff or the Board of Superintendence at the
gaol. They are confined in separate parts of the prison, he in the ward
appropriated for the tried misdemeanor cases, in common with other
prisoners. Mrs. HOLLAND is in a distant part of the prison where there are
no other inmates, and the only person with whom she can hold communication
is the matron; she has not been visited by her father since her
incarceration. The only time they can see each other is during
divine-service which is regularly performed every Sunday, and then only in
different parts of the chapel, immediately after the conclusion of which,
all the prisoners are again conducted to their respective places of
confinement. On their being separated after coming to the gaol on Saturday
last, the scene is represented as particularly affecting, but that is the
only occasion on which any demonstration of conduct, has been evinced. Both
prisoners attended prayers on Sunday, when the Rev. Joseph GABBETT chaplain
to the gaol, officiated. The solitary confinement will not commence until
the last week in the first six. This portion of the punishment is the most
severe, prisoners under that rule being confined in small cells, and not
allowed to hold intercourse or conversation with any person during the time
of its continuance. The silent system is then rigidly observed.

VERY REV. T. MATHEW
On Monday evening the Very Rev. Gentleman will administer the pledge in Mr.
Denis CLARKE's Bond Yard at Merchants' Road. The public should be grateful
to Mr. CLARKE for his kindness and promptitude in affording this
accommodation to the Apostle of Temperance.
We stated in our last that the Castle Barracks Yard was the place selected
for this purpose, but it appears some person who is called Captain or
Colonel WALKER, who resides at Athlone and who has been written to on the
subject-like a Dog in office, has opposed (by refusing the use of the
Barrack Yard) the spread of this great blessing.


LIMERICK CITY COURT-SATURDAY
(From the Limerick Chronicle)

Sentence on Mr and Mrs. HOLLAND
The Hon. Justice PERRIN entered the Court at a few minutes after nine
o'clock, at which time the interior of the court was crowded in excess in
every part by a most respectable and and anxious auditory. Every position,
whence a view of the proceedings could by possibility be obtained was
occupied long before that, and the most intense anxiety prevailed to hear
the sentence on the prisoners.
Mr. and Mrs. HOLLAND came into court punctually at the hour appointed for
the Judge, and took their seats at the foot of the witness table, with the
same unembarrassed air as appeared to mark their demeanor and bearing
through out the trial.
His Lordship having taken his seat on the Bench, the prisoners were desired
to stand up, and the Clerk of the Crown having read the indictment upon two
counts of which they had been found guilty, enquired if they had anything to
say, and informed both the Court was now ready to hear it.
No answer having been returned by either of the prisoners,
His Lordship, in a feeling manner, addressed them as follows:-
Philip Henry HOLLAND and Frances HOLLAND-you have been indicted in several
numbers for that you did make an assault on one Mary Anne ALCOCK, she being
a child of tender years, and a servant under the control of you, Philip
Henry HOLLAND, and with divers whips, rods and cords, did beat, assault, and
wound the child, so as to inflict grevious bodily harm on her; you have been
also indicted for assaulting and wounding the said child; and in like manner
for assaulting on Henry PUGOLAS and cruelly using him, so as to inflict on
him grevious bodily harm, he being a servant and under the control of you,
Philip Henry HOLLAND. You have been tried by a county jury of your own
selection, and after an ample investigation, a most able and ingenious
defence, a full and deliberate trial, you have been convicted in those
several numbers, of cruelly ill-using those children who were commited to
your care, and whom it was your bounded duty to protect. I  deeply regret to
say, that you have abused that authority which the relation of master and
servant conferred on you, as regarded your position with those poor
children- a relation wherein the faithful discharge of its duties and
obligations is of the deepest importance to the comfort, happiness and well
being of society at large, and in that position wherein you have the greater
advantage of discharging those obligations which when well and faithfully
performed, produce the most grateful return in the kindly disposition and
happy temper of those to whom they are rendered. Whatever view we take of
your conduct, whether in respect to the mere interestes of the master, or
the improved condition of a large body of our fellow creature-namely, our
domestic servants a class whom, I am sorry to say, it is but too common to
decry- who contribute largely to our comforts in this life, and bear a heavy
share of its burdens; it is our duty to protect that class from the caprices
of temper, gusts of passion, and overbearing cruelty of domestic tyranny and
unrestrained feelings, which would frequently be the means of inflicting on
them cruel and unlawful punishment. It is now my painful office to pronounce
the sentence of the law. With respect to you, Philip Henry HOLLAND, your
offence is much aggravated by the circumstance of your countenancing and
encouraging your wife, to the commison of those acts of cruelty, instead of
exercising that advice and wholesome restraint, which your relation towards
her counselled and admitted. The sentence of the Court, therefore, is that
you Philip Henry HOLLAND, and you Frances HOLLAND be each Imprisoned for the
space of nine calendar months, and that you each be kept one week in every
six in solitary confinement, and that you Philip Henry HOLLAND do pay a fine
to her Majesty of 500l.
The prisoners immediately resumed their seats without exhibiting a change of
feature, except a faint smile, which was visible on the countenance of Mrs.
HOLLAND.
Mr. COPPINGER applied to the Court to have Mr and Mrs HOLLAND imprisoned in
the county gaol, if there was no particular objection on the part of the
Crown.
His Lordship said he was then sitting in the county, so that the application
was needless.
The prisoners were then immediately conducted into the Crown Office, until
the necessary arrangements were made, and in a few minutes, were removed to
the gaol by the Sheriff in a close carriage, which drove rapidly through the
street to escape public animadversion.
Counsel for the Crown--Messrs. BENNETT, HENN-for the Orphan Society, Messrs.
GIBSON and BRERTON, Agents, the Crown Solicitor, and Mr. John BOYSE, jun.
For the Defence-Messrs. FREEMAN, MURPHY, and COPPINGER-Agent, Mr. Standish
O'GRADY.
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The present dry weather has given a considerable impulse to farming business
in this neighbourhood; the wheat crops generally look thriving and healthy.
One extensive farmer has over a 100 men cutting turf on Monday, and it is
hoped that a great part of the turf which remained on the bogs will be now
saved and stacked.---Limerick Chronicle.

Mr. CANAVAN, of Carlow, went to answer a knock at his door on Tuesday, when
a woman threw a bottle of vitroil in his face. The unfortunate man is since
blind.

A woman named SPRING, while in the act of reluctantly giving the maternal
benediction to her youngest son and his bride, dropped dead at Borrisokane,
on Friday evening. The match was not in accordance with her wishes. An
inquest was held, the jury returned a verdict of "Dead by the visitation of
God."

It is now arranged amongst the Roman Catholic Prelates, that each Bishop in
his own diocese is to use his own discretion whether the school under the
National Board shall be introduced there or not.

The Rev. T. MATHEW on Wednesday administering at Nenagh, the pledge of
temperance. The Rev. gentleman preached at Birr on Sunday for the Sisters of
Charity.

CAPTAIN BRYAN
In addition to the sum of 100l, placed by Mr. BRYAN at the disposal of the
Right Rev. Dr. KINSELLA, for the relief of the poor generally, in the city
and county, he has also caused a like sum of 100l. to be distributed in
providing firing and clothing for the poor on his estates in the
neighbourhood of Ballyraggett, Castlecomer, Thomastown, &c.---Kilkenny
Journal.

This morning, a gentleman of the name CLITHEROE, about twenty-four years of
age, and who resided at Camberswell, was drowned in the Surrey Canal. The
young man with some friends was skating on the Canal, when the ice gave
way.---Limerick Chronicle.

DANIEL O'CONNELL, Esq., M.P.
Our distinguished Countryman, the Liberator of Ireland, is now on his way to
Galway, and will arrive here either this night or on to-morrow, as he is
engaged as special counsel for the defendant in the interesting and
important ejectment case of Thomas H. O'FLAHERTIE, Esq. v. Thomas B. MARTIN,
Esq., M.P. The people of Galway upon the present, as upon all former
occasions, are determined to give Mr. O'CONNELL that cordial and
enthusiastic reception which he so eminently deserves from his attached and
devoted fellow countrymen. Thsi day after the meeting held for presenting an
address to the Queen terminated, Sir Valentine BLAKE, Bart., of Menlo
Castle, was called to the Chair, when it was resolved that Mr. O'CONNELL
should be invited to a public dinner on Monday next; and in order to carry
that object into effect, a deputation was appointed, consisting of the
following gentlemen, whom are to wait upon him on his arrival in Galway.
P.M. LYNCH, Esq.; Lachlan MacLACHLAN, Esq., J.P; Mark LYNCH, Esq.; J.P.;
John IRELAND, Esq., J.P.; James FLYNN, Esq.; Arthur IRELAND, Esq.; E.W.
COSTELLO, Esq.; Rev. B.J. ROCHE; Edward FITZGERALD, Esq.; Robert ADAMS, Esq.

OUTERARD EJECTMENT
We understand that a paragraph in the Limerick Chronicle, stating that Mr.
O'FLAHERTIE, plaintiff, in the Outerard ejectment case, has got judgment
against some of the parties in possession of the land, is utterly untrue.
With respect to the other statement, in which it is alleged that the case
against Dr. KIRWAN has been abandoned, we may state that the substitution of
Mr. MARTIN for Mr. KIRWIN does not in the slightest degree alter the
position of the reverend gentleman.-Mr. MARTIN's title is Dr. KIRWAN's
title, and of course a verdict against one is, in point of fact and law, a
verdict against both.---Freeman's Journal

JAMES M KILLERY, ESQ.
The above much esteemed and respected gentleman has been for some time
residing at the Cove of Cork, for the benefit of his health, and has only
arrived in town on Monday evening last. This efficient public officer in the
discharge of his arduous duties as Sheriff of this town has afforded very
general satisfaction to all parties, having upon every occasion deported
himself with honor, integrity and strict impartiality.-Those who enjoy the
pleausure of a friendly and social intercourse with Mr. KILLERY, and who
appreciate his affable and concilating manners, will be as gratified to
learn, as we are to announce, that although not perfectly convalescent, his
health is greatly improved.

SUDDEN DEATH.
It is our painful duty this day to record the death of Mr. William GRAVES,
which event took place under melancholy circumstances, having been
discovered lifeless in his bed on the morning of Tuesday last, altho he
retired on the previous night apparently in good health and spirits. Mr.
GRAVES carried on business very extensively in this town for some years in
the Pork Trade, in conjunction with hsi brother, who resides in London-and
will be a serious loss to Galway, as well as to the several other towns in
the County, where he expended large sums of money in the purchase of pigs.
The deceased was a man of strict integrity, and afforded very [cannot read
two words] faction to those with whom he had dealings.

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SEEDS
R.D. PERSSE
Has just received per the Galway Packet, direct from London, the following
Seed, to which he engages to be fresh from the Growers, and of the very best
quality that can be imported,and will sell them under the Dublin prices,
according to quality, viz.:-
100 Sacks Spring Vetches,
30 Cwt. Red Clover,
20 Do, White, do.
40 Do, Refoil,
10 Do, Trefolium,
400 Bushels, White Hay Seed,
400 Do, Rye Grass,
20 Cwt., Rye Grass,
200 Bushels, Italian Rye Grass,
10 Cwt., Timothy,
200 Bushels, Cock Foot,
200 ???, Flax Seed,
Mangel Worzel,
Field Turnip of every kind,
Galway, Merchants Road, March 12, 1840
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WANTS A SITUATION
As an Agriculturalist to a Gentleman
A Young Man who is disengaged, whose characters certify him to be a person
who is well acquainted with the alternate system of Husbandry, with the best
manner of Draining, of improving Waste Lands, of not only making New Fences,
but of repairing them that are made during these many years, of feeding with
Green Crpos Live Stock of different kinds. He is willing to undergo the
strictest examination either in public or in private previous to any
settlement, will give the best of Securities for his conduct in every
respect, and his terms will be found reasonable.
All applications to be made to Laurence FAHY, Esq., Loughrea.


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DIED
A few days since, in High-street, of consumption, Michael O'CONNOR, Esq.,
Apothecary, aged 27 years. This talented young gentleman came to Galway for
the benefit of his health, and during his short professional  career
displayed much knowledge. His death is a source of deep regret to his
afflicted family and friends.

EDMOND BLAKE ESQ., MAYOR
The unceasing exertions of our esteemed and worthy Mayor, and the anxiety he
displayed in conducting the admirable arrangements consequent upon the visit
of the Very Rev. Mr. MATHEW, entitle him to the thanks, and gratitude of his
fellow citizens. We are indebted to him for the preservation of order and
the safety of the lives of many of the thousands assembled on this great and
important occasion. In justice to the other Magistrates of the Town and the
Major JOHNSON, the Military, the Police and the Officers of that Body, we
must add, that they cordially co-operated with his Worship, in the discharge
of his arduous duties.

EJECTMENT CASE.
The important Ejectment Case, which has excited much public interest, and
with the nature of which our readers are already familiar, in which Thomas
H. O'FLAHERTIE, Esq., was Plaintiff, and Thomas B MARTIN, Esq., M.P.
Defendant, has been settled, the parties having entered into a compromise.
By the arrangement agreed upon, the Church of Oughterard, and the beautiful
Cottage, of the respected Pastor of the Parish, are placed in the hands of
Trustees, the Rev. Doctor KIRWAN, possessing the life interest in the Chapel
& Cottage, both of which on the demise of that talented and esteemed
Clergyman, are to be handed over to his successor in the Parish.

GALWAY DISPENSARY
Doctor BLAKE is appointed Physician, and Mr. STAUNTON, Apothecary, to the
Galway Dispensary. Lord Clanricarde is chosen patron of the Institution.

COUNTY GALWAY CORN LAW MEETING
Pursuant to a numerously signed requisition, our much respected High
Sheriff, Frederick Mason TRENCH, Esq., convened a meeting of this great
county on Wednesday, which was held in the Record Court, for the purpose of
petitioning against any alteration in the Corn Laws.
The HIGH SHERIFF in the Chair.

Sir John BURKE proposed the first resolution, which was seconded by James S.
LAMBERT, Esq. of Creggclare, and was as follows:-
"Resolved-That the vast capital employed in Agriculture in the United
Kingdom fully entitles it to legislative protection, and that Ireland being
almost exclusively Agricultural the withdrawal of such protection would
involve its inhabitants in the most destructive ruin."

The next resolution was proposed by Denis DALY, Dunsaudle [or Dunsandle],
Esq. It runs thus
"Resolved-That under the existing Corn Laws the prosperity of Ireland has
steadily advanced and that under their operation the price of bread corn has
diminished in amount and remained more equable than it has ever been during
the existence of the Kingdom.

Thomas Nicholas REDINGTON, Esq., of Kilcornan, M.P. rose to second the
resolution-the honourable member in an animated address dwelt with great
force upon the poverty of his native Country, he said it was attempted by
the Cotton Lords of England, after having robbed us of all our commerce
except Agriculture, now to deprive us of the only remaining portion. We
should oppose with all our energy, with all our might, those opulent Lords,
and not suffer them to despoil us of our only support, our only prop of
national independence. He concluded by saying he felt much pleasure in
seconding the resolution (cheers).

The meeting was next addressed by Admiral TRENCH, who represented the
ruinous tendency resulting from any change in the Corn Laws. The gallant
Admiral was followed by Denis H. KELLY, Esq., of Castlekelly, who contended
that an alteration in the Corn Laws would be productive to the most evil
consequences to Ireland.

Thomas BERMINGHAM, Esq., of Caramana, at very considerable length, advocated
the necessity of adhering to the present system, as a change in the Corn
Laws would destroy the prospects of the agriculturist, and reduce Ireland to
a state of poverty and destitution. This humane and philantrophic gentleman
concluded a very eloquent address, during which he took a very able review
of the favourable operation of the Corn Laws as they exist at present, and
enforced the sound policy of their continuance. The learned gentleman
proposed the adoption of the Petition, the insertion of which, from its
great length, we are obliged to postpone until our next.

It was then proposed by John BODKIN, Esq., A**a, and seconded by G.H.D.
Kilkaldy HEARNE of Hearnsbrook, Esq, that the petition be entrusted for
presentation in the Lords to Lords CLONBROCK and FITZGERALD and VESEY. in
the Commons to Thomas B. MARTIN, Esq., M.P.-(who said, from the side
gallery, he concurred in its prayer, and that they might depend on his
exertions to promote it.)

The High Sheriff was then voted from the chair, and Sir John BURKE, Bart.,
Marble-hill, having been called thereto, the thanks of the meeting were
unanimously given to the High Sheriff for his dignified conduct in the
chair.


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THE REV. MR. MATHEW, IN PORTUMNA
(From a Corrsepondent)
On Patrick's day, the anniversary of our patron saint, the town of Portumna
exhibited a display of heartfelt joy and public amusement of which the like
was never witnessed before, in consequence of the deathsblow given to
intemperance. At four in the morning, the amateur band of the town marched
at the head of six hundred teetotallers, enlivening the inhabitants with
national and patriotic tunes, and in the course of the day the gentry and
peasantry of the surrounding country particularly Tipperary, collected in
numbers to be an eye witness of and share in the very imposing spectacle.
The band, which is composed of a very respectable portion of townsmen, were
dressed uniformly in white vests and trousers, ribbons and shamrocks and
played in their usual admirable style. The teetotallers marched four deep,
all bearing white wands and wearing green ribbons and medals, the strictest
attention to decency and good order was obsreved by the assembled thousands,
and the flow of soul and excess of joy was kept up until evening, when all
returned to their homes to drown their shamrocks in cups that cheer but
don't inebriate, "joy beaming in each countenance, amidst the hearty welcome
home" from their parents and freinds-what a flow of gratification must this
miraculous change in the state of society afford to our friends, and the
heaven sent a just Apostle of Temperance in room of hell born drunkenness,
riot and disorder.
On Thursday, the 19th, the Very Rev., Mr. Mathew being in Loughrea, on his
return from Galway, a rumour of his visit reached Portumna, when the
bandsmen, attentive to the call of patriotism, mirth and morality, met at an
early hour on the green, beautifully drest in green and white, about twenty
thousand of the gentry and peasantry congregated to express their warm
affection for Father Mathew, and receive the pledge-the meeting was clean
and orderly, and reflects much credit on the taste and respectability of the
inhabitants of the handsome town of Portumna-nothing could exceed the humour
that prevailed until evening, when an account reached town of the
unavoidable delay of his reverence at Loughrea, in consequence of the dense
number of postulants. The meeting separated well pleased with the amusement
afforded by the band and members of the society, the smile in each
countenance indicated the intention of the eager eye expectants not to let
Father Mathew's belssing escape them, and to come to town from day to day
until he would arrive. Next morning the appearance of the town exceeded that
of the past day until up to 12 o'clock, when his reverence arrived from
Loughrea, having been stopt on teh way at Gurtymadden, Ramore, (the seat of
James M'DERMOTT, Esq., J.P.), and Killimore, in which three places he
administered the pledge to some thousands. The rev. gentleman was
accompanied by Ambrose O'KELLY, Esq., Fairfield, J.P., James M'DERMOTT, Esq.
Ramore, J.P., Thomas RYAN, Esq. Renville, Rev. Thomas RYAN, P.P., Rev.
Thomas COEN, C.C., Rev. Mr .BERMINGHAM, P.P. Borrisakane, Rev. Mr. FAHY,
P.P. Tynagh, and several other gentlemen. On the shout of the arrival of the
rev. pastor being given, about a thousand teetotallers formed a ring, which
was kept up in a most orderly manner in the green, all wearing green ribbons
and medals, and the band playing in the centre in beautiful style, see the
conquering hero comes; the carriage which conveyed his reverence entered the
ring when, having expressed his heartfelt thanks and admiration at the
cordiality of his arrival, and splendid appearance of so interesting a
multitude, rendered more lovely by the glorious sunshine which beamed in
superlative brilliancy, he proceeded with the procession to the farmyard of
the Marquess of Clanricarde, where having ascended the platform, made for
the occasion and having spoken in energetic terms, on teh solemnity of the
sacred pledge, and the manifold vices ever attendant on intemperance-he
administered the pledge to about twelve thousand persons, after giving his
blessing he moved with the procession to Taylors hotel, the band playing at
the door "God Save the Queen," from the window he addressed the meeting in
terms of high gratification at his affectionate reception, he tehn returned
thanks to Captain BINDON, R.N. Sub-Inspector, and his very proper men who
gave such assistance in the preservation of order-also to the band, who, he
said, played exquisitely, and to the teetotallers of Portumna, who, he said,
were a credit to him, the multitude having given three cheers for the
Apostle of Temperance, retired highly delighted with the proceedings of the
day, not a single accident occurred in so dense a crowd, many afterwards
received the pledge at the hotel, when the rev. gentleman left town in
company with the Rev. Mr. BERMINGHAM, P.P., Borrisokane. The band and
members of the Portumna society marching with him to the bridge which
divides the county, where, with a warm shake hands, he bade a farewell, and
promised to visit their well-regulated town and society in a short time, his
unavoidable hurry prevented the rev. gentleman from accepting any of the
many invitations which he was solicited, members of the police and military
took the pledge.

PROGRESS OF TEMPERANCE
The Oranmore branch of the Rev. Mr. MATHEW's Teetotal Society, conisisting
of more than one thousand members, marched in procession on Sunday last,
headed by their pastor, the Rev. Mr. GILL. After the procession they
proceeded to the chapel, where the benediction of the most Holy Sacrament
was administered, and prayers offered for the temporal and eternal welfare
of the members, and that grace might be accorded to them to keep the promise
faithfully and religously. Prayers were likewise offered for the Very Rev.
Mr. MATHEW, and many devout were the aspirations to the throne of mercy that
God might give him health and strength to persevere in his laborious and
holy undertaking. The public houses were empty, and such a calm and
religious sabbath was never witnessed in the little town of Oranmore.

APPALLING DOMESTIC TRAGEDY
One of the most terrible domestic tragedies it has ever been the lot of
journalists to record, was enacted on Monday morning last, about half way
between Ballymena and Randalstown. A man named HILL, who lived in a lonely
house in the district we have mentioned, had been complaining of a few days
of a pain in his head, when on Sunday his father prevailed on him to submit
to be blistered. The blister was kept upon the man's head during the night,
and about six on Monday morning, HILL appeared to be getting better, and
told his father to go home, and leave a gun and bayonet which he carried
with him.-The father, not wishing to irritate or thwart the son, did as he
was desired; and soon after HILL rose from his bed, and began to cut from a
loom a web which had been partly woven. It is supposed that his wife and
mother-in-law endeavoured to prevent him from doing this mischief, and that
a scuffle ensued in whichthe two women succeeded in throwing HILL down, and
keeping him under for some time. Being unwilling to give the poor man
additional pain, they suffered him to get up; but no sooner was he at
liberty than he seized the gun with the bayonet affixed, and commenced a
furious attack upon his wife who was retreating to the door with an infant
in her arms. HILL followed her outside the door and butchered both wife and
child in a paroxysm of ferocity. The other members of the family, horrified
by the sight, attempted to escape, but first the mother-in-law, and
afterwards a daughter of HILL's (a fine girl of six years of age,) shared
the fate of the other victims; a boy, seven years old, alone escaped to give
the alarm to neighbours. it is easier to imagine than to describe the
appalling spectacle which the murdered group presented.-Captain HANNYNGTON,
C.C.P., was promptly in attendance, and the wretched man, ( who had been
previously secured by the neighbours) was given over to the police and
conveyed to the Ballymena bridewell, where he now lies. As the assizes are
now pending, the inquest will not be held for a few days. The intelligent
correspondent who has furnished the particulars of this distressing case,
informs us that universal gloom has settled upon the countenances of all the
inhabitants of the locality where the miserable family resided, the night of
blood shed being unfamiliar to the religious and peaceable community-now
compelled to share the horrors of such and unspeakable calamity.-Derry
Standard.

Further Particulars.-When the murder was subsequently arrested by the
constabulary, it was discovered that he had used a gun, bayonet and
pitchfork, spade and shovel, in the accomplishment of this foul and
unnatural crime. The Head Constable, in his report says, " I never witnessed
such a murder. The four persons are mangled in the most frightful state.
Their bodies, in fact, had to be gathered together!" The wretched man was
conveyed to the Bridewell of Ballymena, where on Tuesday night, he attempted
to dash out his brains, by rushing headforemost, against the iron door of
the cell. Yesterday, he was lodged in the gaol of Carrick-fergus. We never
witnessed a more melancholy spectacle. Every look showed the maniac; and his
mutilated head, and his blood spread over his person, exhibited an awful
appearance. He spoke of the murder with calmness; but expresses no regret on
the subject. it would seem that he thought he was attacked; for he
oberserves that " he fought terribly!"--Northern Whig.

PROGRESS OF TEMPERANCE
The Right Rev. Dr. FORAN, of Waterford, has accepted the temperance pledge
from Father MATHEW and is one of the most strict inculcators of its
observance.
Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSEY, mail coach, agent, waited on the Very Rev. Theobald
MATHEW this morning on the part of Messrs. BOURNE, coach proprietors, and
informed him that they had given instructions to their agents that the Rev.
gentlemen should have a free seat in all the coaches on their
establishment.--Limerick Chronicle of Saturday.
The Catholic priests of St. George's in-the-Fields, London, have established
a temperance society in that place under the sanction of the Right Rev. Dr.
GRIFFITH, bishop of the diocese.

MAJORITY OF THE MARQUIS OF KILDARE
The Marquis of Kildare, son of his Grace the Duke of Leinster, will attain
his majority on the 30th instant, when the event will be celebrated in the
several towns throughout the county which are the property of the Duke, in a
style worthy the illustrious house, and, we are convinced, with a spirit and
enthusiasm to which the family, in every relation of life, is justly
entitled. In Athy, Kildare, Maynooth and Castledermott, the rejoicings will
be on a very extensive scale.

The first stone of a Catholic cathedral is to be laid at Armagh on St.
Patrick's day, by the most Rev. Dr. CROLLY. We understand the building, when
completed, will be one of the handsomest edifices in the province. The plan
is on a scale of great magnificance, and will be entrusted to an architect
capable of carrying it out effectively.--Vindicator.

The preparations for lighting the town of Sligo with gas are proceeding
rapidly; almost all the shopkeepers of the town have contracted with Mr.
COLQUHONN for lights, and we believe the whole work will be completed by
next October.

On Sunday, Constable CONNELL, stationed at Ballybeigue, Tralee, succeeded in
arresting Patt HALLORAN, who on the 7th of January last murdered Patrick
FENNELLY of that place. When the police entered his house with fixed
bayonets, finding he could not escape, the wretched man attempted suicide by
stabbing himself in the abdomen, and it was with difficulty he could be
prevented from dragging out his intestines.

MECHANICS INSTITUTE
Dr. GRAY, our talented townsman, delivered an admirable lecture to a
numerous audience, at the Mechanics' Institute, on last Friday night. Every
one present felt the force and power of his argument and the utility of the
Association. The Very Rev. Mr. AGNEW is the founder of it and it reflects
great credit on him.

CHARITY SERMON-JUDGE BALL
The ladies of the Presentation Convent, most gratefully acknowledge the
receipt of two pounds from the Rt. Hon. Judge BALL, through the hands of
J.T. CLOSE, Esq., towards the fund for the Breakfast of the poor children.

COUNTY GAOL.
Sergeant GREENE, in visiting the county gaol on Tuesday, said to the
governor that he believed the number of this prisoners would be henceforward
much fewer than they heretofore had been, owing to the visit of Father
MATHEW to the county.

At the petty sessions of Outerard, last week, Michael J LIDDANE was
convicted in a penalty of 20l by J. REDINGTON, Esq., Inspector of Stamps for
this county, for having used a gun on the 20th of August last.

NOTICE
I hereby Caution the Public against purchasing, taking or otherwise dealing
with Michael NEE, of the Town of Clifden, on or concerning his House,
Tenaments, & Premises in the Town of Clifden aforesaid, or any part thereof,
held and enjoyed by him, by virtue of a lease from John D'ARCY of Clifden
Castle, Esq., deceased. All his, the said Michael NEE's property in said
Town, having been vested in, & made over unto me as his Wife, and his issue
by me, by an Instrument duly executed by him. Dated and given under my hand
this 29th day of March 1840.
Bridget NEE, alias JOYCE

In Chancery
Henry BLAKE, Esq., Plaintiff
Francis FfRENCH and other Defendants
Pursuant to my Report made in this cause bearing date the 14th day of March
instant, pursuant to the 185 General Rule, I will on Saturday the 11th day
of April next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, at my Office on the Inns
Quay, Dublin, Set up and Let by Public Cant for seven years pending this
cause. All that and those the lands of Claremadden, containing 437 acres or
thereabouts, late Irish plantation measure; and also that part of the lands
of Cloughbouly and Kileen Hugh, lately in the possession of Maurice BLAKE,
Esq., containing about 80 acres 1 rood 21 perches like measure, all said
lands situate in the county of Galway, and in said Report mentioned.
Dated the 24th day of March, 1840.
For Thomas GOOLD.
William HENN:
The above lands of Claremadden are computed to contain [cannot read rest of
line]
For further particulars apply to Robert POWER, Solicitor for the Receiver,
Office 29 Upper Ormondquay or to the Receiver, John Francis BLAKE, Esq.,
Daugan Cottage, Galway.

TO BE LET
>From the 25th Instant
The House in Abbeygate street, fronting Market-street, lately occupied by
Mr. BLAKENEY.
Application to be made to Messrs. J. & J. BLAKENEY, Galway, or
Gloucester-street, Dublin.
Galway, March 24th, 1840.

P.M. LYNCH
Has for Sale Some Very Fine
CLARET & CHAMPAGNE
In Convenient Cases of 3 Dozen Each,
Which he will dispose of on moderate terms.
Back-street, March 16th, 1840.

TO LET,
Or the Interest of the Lease Sold,
from the 25th of March
A Commodious Dwelling House and Garden, situated in Spiddle, 9 miles from
Galway, lately occupied by the late Rev. Mr. CANNAVAN. For particulars apply
to Mr. E. GOOD, Abbeygate street, Galway.
Galway, March 19, 1840.

County of Galway.
In the Matter of Malachy CARRICK, an Insolvent.
To be Sold by Auction (by direction of the Assignee in this matter,) at the
Auction Room of Thomas CONNELL, Lombard street, county of the Town of
Galway, on Wednesday the 1st day of April next, at the hour of 12 o'clock
noon, all the Insolvents Right, Titles, and Interest in the Houses, Lands,
and Premises in and adjoining the Town of Roanmore, containing 10 acres
thereabouts, and now or lately in possession of Insolvent, or under his Tena
nts, and also Insolvents Interest in and to one third of the Lands of
Leaheenapreeshane otherwise Sea Park, also the debts returned by Insolvent
in his Schedule amounting to upwards of 100.
Statements of Insolvents title, & particulars as to terms and rent, for
which said Premises are respectively held are posted in the Office of Daniel
MOLLOY, Agent to the Assignee, 49 York-street, Dublin.
Thomas CONNELL, Auctioneer.

TYRONE HOUSE
County Galway
Christopher ST. GEORGE, Esq.
Has favoured the Subscribers with instructions to Sell
By Unreserved Auction,
On Thursday, the 23d of April Next,
And Three Following Days,
The Entire of His Splendid
Flocks of Sheep
Admitted to be the best in Ireland.
There are in them -Rams, Ewes and Lambs, Two and Three Year old Wethers,
Hoggets, and harren Ewes; also his Stock of Pure Long Horned Leicester
In-calf and Milch Cows; Heifers and Calves,
After which the elegant selected Furniture of the Mansion.
Every encouragement will be given as to the time on approved solvent
security.
Joseph and James MARSHALL, Auctioneers, Commercial Mart, Limerick, March 21.

GALWAY ASSIZES
YORK v the Galway Harbour Commissioners
This was an action instituted by the plaintiff against the defendants in
their corporate capacity, to recover compensation for the value of his sloop
and boats, which he alleged were damaged during the night of the memorable
storm in January 1839, by the falling portions of the old quay walls. The
plaintiff endeavoured to sustain the action on the ground that the injury
arose from the dilapidated state of those walls and it was the duty of the
Commissioners to keep same in proper repair. After the plaintiff's case had
closed the defendants counsel called for a non-suit that, on the ground that
the action could not under the act incorporating the Commissioners be
maintained against them, and secondly, admitting that it was otherwise
maintainable, that it should have been proved that there was a sufficient
fund in the hands of the commissioners to enable them to keep the old quays
in a substantial state of repair. After a lengthened argument on the
subject, ably supported by Counsel on each side, the court ruled in favour
of the defendants objections, and accordingly non-suited the Plaintiff.
Counsel for the Plaintiff, John Beatty WEST, Q.C., Gerald FITZGIBBON, and
Murrin BURKE, Esqrs.; Agent, John M. O'HARA, Esq.-Counsel for the
Commissioners, Richard KEATING, Q.C., James H. BLAKE, Q.C., James H.
MONAGHAN, Q.C., and Allan SHOUE, Esqrs.-Agents, Messrs. J and J. BLAKENEY.

Mr. James GREHAM v Messrs. RICKETTS
This was an issue directed by the Lord Chancellor, on the petition of James
GREHAM, who appeared as Plaintiff in this cause,and against whom as one of
the Firm of HADLEY, M'DONOGH, and Co., trading as general Merchants, and
Ship and Commission Agents in this town, a commission of Bankruptcy had
issued; sued by the defendants RICKETTS, and Co., to try whether said GREHAM
ceased to be a partner of the Firm on or before the 1st day of June,
1839-2ndly, whether he was a partner in the general business of the Firm, on
or after the 1st day of June 1839.
The evidence on behalf of the Plaintiff went on to prove that he ceased
being the partner of the Messrs. HADLEY, and M'DONOGH, as Ship and
Commission Agents, in the month of October, 1837, and that he never was
their partner, as general merchants.
After a lengthened trial,which occupied the Court nearly three days, a
highly respectable jury of this county, (specially summoned) found a verdict
for the defendants on both issues, which establishes the disputed point.
Counsel for Plaintiff, Richard KEATING, Q.C., James H. BLAKE, Q.C., James H.
MONAHAN, Q.C. and ,--M'CAUSLAND, Esqrs.; Agent Daniel LYONS-Counsel for
Defendants, John Beatty WEST, Q.C., William ARMSTRONG, Henry BALDWIN, and
Gerald FITZGIBBONS, Esqrs.; Agents Messrs. J. and J. BLAKENEY.

NENAGH ASSIZES
On Tuesday, Judge CRAMPTON was engaged in the Record Court, with the nisi
prius case of DEMPSTER v. LANGLEY, which excited great local interest. Mr.
MATTLEY opened the pleadings. It was an action for libel in the Nenagh
Guardian, damages laid at 1,000. Mr. HATCHELL stated the case, Dr. LANGLEY
had published a letter, which it was alleged reflected upon Dr. DEMPSTER,
for "political tergiversation and treachery to his professional brethren,"
and imputing to him a "camelion like character." Councellor James DWYER, who
came down special for the defence, delivered a splendid address to the Jury,
which excited the greatest admiration, when after an hour's deliberation
they returned a verdict for plaintiff 20 damages.

At a very early hour on Tuesday morning, the habitation and large barn of
Mr. David O'NEIL, miller to Sir David ROCHE, M.P. at Ballyart, neer
Caherconlish, were reduced to ashes by a most rapid and destructive
conflagration, which enveloped both premises in one vast sheet of flames and
consumed every vestige of property. Two grown country boys were in charge as
care-takers and had made up the cows in the barn the night before, after
which they retired to bed in the adjoining house, having first extinguished
the candle, which for fear of accident was put into a tin can. One of them
was fortunately aroused near morning by a sense of suffocation and
oppressive heat, when he awoke his companion, and they both rushed out of
the house, which was then in flames and burning fast, without any
possibility of arresting the fire. By this time the roof of the barn had
fallen in, and the most pitiable feature of the terrific calamity was here
revealed-the poor beasts struggling in the agonies of death and bellowing
with torture, while burning, or rather roasting alive! Eighty line animals,
in all cows of great value were fastened up by the neck in cribs, and unable
to extricate themselves, suffered a shocking death. Their expiring moans
would harrow up the feelings of the most savage breast. The spectacle
subsequently was such as few could bear to contemplate. How the fire
occurred is yet a mystery, but within it appears impossible to have
originated. O'NEIL was newly married, and his wife was to take up her
residence in the house. A man was tried at our last Assizes for the murder
of his brother and found guily of manslaughter. The scene of this terrific
fireplay lay within a few yards of the Waterford Mail coach road.---Limerick
Chronicle.

Mr. James Higgins a. John J Bodkins, Esq., M.P., and John Cosgriff

This was a suit brought by the plaintiff to recover 400l damages against the
defendants, as compensation really for wounded feelings, thought nominally
for the value of a dead dog. The facts of the case are briefly the
following:-It appears that Mr. Higgins borrowed the dog from a Mr. Keally
about 18 months ago, and went towards Kilcloony, accompanied by a nailor of
the name of Kelly, and Patt Landon another sporting character, for the
purpose of coursing. The defendant, Cosgriff, who is Mr. Bodkin's
huntsman-conceiving his rights usurped by the party, shot the dog; but no
evidence, whatever, was given that he did so by the authority or direction
of his master-nor do we believe it was necessary, as huntsmen bear a sort of
natural antipathy to greyhounds and poachers. The jury gave a verdict for
the plaintiff with 5l damages.


We are glad to perceive that our talented fellow townsman, Mr. Robert John
Morgan, after attending the usual course of studies in Dublin, has obtained
the requisite testimonials of being fully qualified for the practice of
Surgery, Physic and Midwifery. Mr. Morgan's active and useful exertions in
this town during the awful visitation of violence cannot easily be
forgotten.

GALWAY ASSIZES.
Libel
Moore v. Walker
This was an action for a libel upon the character of the plaintiff George H
Moore, Esq., of Moor Hall, in the county of Mayo, published in the Castlebar
Telegraph in the shape of a letter subscribed with the defendant's name. The
defendant is a barrister of the Connaught Circuit and in the course of last
year became involved in the settlement of an affair of honour between the
plaintiff and Mr. Joseph Myles M'Donnell, of Doo Castle. The matter
unfortunately did not termintate to the satisfaction of the parties, and in
a letter addressed to the editor of the Castlebar Telegraph the defendant
made use of words calculated, as was alleged, to injure the reputation and
wound the feelings of the plaintiff.
After a lengthy investigation, the jury found a verdict for the plaintiff,
with six pence damages.

GALWAY ASSIZES
Our Assizes did not terminate until a late hour on Saturday evening. We
subjoin the list of convictions in the Town and County.

Town Convictions.
John Spelman, Michael Conneely, sheep stealing, to be transported for 10
years; Martin Mogan, malicious assault, to be transported for 7 years, Mary
Walsh, uttering base coin imprisoned 12 months; Caroline Browne, larceny, to
be imprisoned 12 months; Anne Allen, larceny, to be imprisoned 12 months;
Eliza Monaghan, vagrancy, to give security within six months for her bood
behaviour in 5, otherwise to be transported for 7 years.

County Convictions.
John Flynn, sheep stealing, 12 months imprisonment at hard labour; Martin
Walsh, assault, 2 years imprisonment; Martin Hicky, Stephen O'Donnell,
Michael Hanberry, assault, 6 months imprisonment; Patrick Connell, assault,
18 months imprisonment, at hard labour for the last six months; Bridget
Glynn, child desertion, three months imprisonment; John Spelman, John
Mannion, John Joyce, sheep stealing, 15 years transportation; Thomas Morris,
James Shaughnessy, rioutous assembly, 3  months imprisonment; Patt Kenny,
robbery, to be transported for ten years; John Moore, receiving stolen
property, 12 months imprisonment; Margaret Killeen, same crime, 6 months
imprisonment; John Daly, horse stealing 3 months imprisonment; Anne
Flaherty, cow stealing, 2 years imprisonment; Patrick Ford, sheep stealing,
12 months imprisonment; Patrick Keighry, assault, 3 years imprisonment;
Laurence Fahy, assault 2 years imprisonment; Peter Green, assault, 12 months
imprisonment; John Connelly, manslaughter, 6 months imprisonment; George
Saults, malicious assault, 2 years imprisonment at hard labour for the last
6 months; John Kean, larceny, 6 months imprisonment; John Mullin, sheep
stealing, 4 months imprisonment at hard labour; James Mulligan, larceny, 12
months imprisonment at hard labour for the last six months; Thomas Donelan,
stealing an ass, 6 months imprisonment; Martin Molloy, larceny, 6 months
imprisonment; John Sandford and Bridget Martin, larceny, 12 months
imprisonment; Hugh Curreen, cow stealing, 12 months imprisonment; Michael
Fahy, sheep stealing, 12 months imprisonment at hard labour; William Ward,
manslaughter, 18 months imprisonment at hard labour the last 6 months;
Danile Higgins and Patrick Keane, rioutous assembly, 12 months imprisonment
at hard labour; Anne Daly, larceny 12 months imprisonment; Margaret
Flanagan, forgery, 2 years imprisonment; James Lowry, manslaughter, 6 months
imprisonment.












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