THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1,  1840

THE REV. B.J. ROCHE

     The friends of the Rev. Mr. Roche will be rejoiced to hear that he is successful on his mission in England, collecting funds for the completion of his Chapel. He is at present at Hazelwood-hill, the mansion of Sir Edward Vavasour, where he has been kindly and hospitably treated.

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EDUCATION

     We are requested to state that a charity sermon will be preached in the parish chapel at Ballinasloe on Sunday, next at 12 o'clock mass, by the Very Rev. Dr. Smyth of Esker Convent, in aid of the Parochial Free Schools, where hundreds of the rising generation receive the benefit of a gratuitous education without distinction.

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WEST MILLS, GALWAY,

     A spirited and enterprising person, desirous of speculating in the Flour or Oatmeal Trade, have no a favourable opportunity, as the excellent and extensive West Mills of Galway are now to be Let. These Concerns possess many advantages, with improved and new machinery and an abundant supply of water in the driest season. We refer our readers to the advertisement for further particulars.

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REV. MR. CROTTY

     We refer our readers to a letter in this day's Journal, from our excellent Correspondent signed "OBSERVER," which details the proceedings at the Presbyterian meeting house in this town, on the evening of Friday last. The sentiments and feelings of our Correspondent are completely in unison with our own, and his letter embraces every topic that we would wish to advert to, so much so that we have only one or two observations to make upon the shameful and disgusting exhibition made by this intolerant bigot, and renegade. Instead of affording religious instruction to the congregation assembled to hear him, he discarded every feeling of peace, charity, or christian benevolence, and indulged in a tirade of gross and vulgar abuse of the Catholic faith and the professors of that creed. His language was most indecent and obscene, and all the enlightened and liberal Protestants, with whom we have conversed on the subject, deprecate the conduct of the apostate Crotty, and have expressed their regret at being induced to attend his absurd and intemperate harangue, calculated as it was to disseminate discord and bad feelings between Catholics and Protestants in this town, who have heretofore so happily lived on terms of peace and amity together.

THE MARQUIS OF CLANRICARDE

     The above patriotic and distinguished nobleman arrived at Portumna Castle, in this County, a few days since. The numerous friends of the noble Marquis will be gratified to learn that he is in the enjoyment of good health and spirits.

     John D. Ellard, Esq., is removed from the county Donegal, to the county of Limerick.

     Wm. Lewis, Esq., county inspector, Galway, has left Loughrea, on two months' leave of absence to Cheltenham. P. Herbert, Esq. sub inspector at Marble-hill, is acting county inspector until his return.

PROTESTANT LIBERALITY

     It always affords us infinite pleasure to have to record instances of Protestant liberality and benevolence. During his recent visit to his property in this county, that patriotic and enlightened Protestant gentleman Thomas Boyce, Esq., of Banan, was applied to by the Rev. Mr. Hosty, the zealous and exemplary Parish Priest of Claregalway, for a subscription towards the completion of his chapel, the works of which were much injured in the memorable and terrific storm of last year; to the application of the rev. gentleman Mr. Boyce politely and promptly replied, by giving an order to his agent Mr. Clancy, for five pounds. This generous and disinterested act is duly appreciated by the worthy pastor and his flock, as the chapel of Claregalway is not erected on Boyce's property. It would be superfluous in us to enter into a detail of the merits of this excellent and esteemed gentleman, as a politician advocating liberal and patriotic principles, and as an enthusiastic Irishman devotedly attached to the best interests of his country., Mr. Boyce stands pre-eminent. On visiting the ancient and romantic abbey of Claregalway, Mr. Boyce kindly handed to the Rev. Patrick Burke one pound. The following is the letter addressed to the Rev. Mr. Hosty:
                    Galway, Sept. 24th 1840.
     DEAR SIR,
  I received your letter of yesterday's date, and in compliance with the request it contains, I have directed Mr. Clancy to hand you five pounds, to be applied to the Chapel of Claregalway.
     I am, dear Sir, yours' very faithful.
                             THOMAS BOYCE.
     The Rev. Mr. Hosty, P.P., Claregalway.

  

COUNTY GALWAY CLUB

     The House Steward of the County of Galway Club is directed by the Committee to acquaint the Members that Mr. Hopkin's House, in Dunlo-street, Ballinasloe, has been taken for their accommodation during the ensuing October Fair, and that there will be a Ballot for the admission of members, on a day to be fixed on by the Committee.
     Club House, Galway, 20th September, 1840.

WANTS A SITUATION
AS
LAND STEWARD,
OR
STEWARD AND GARDENER.

     A YOUNG MAN who has been bred in both capacities, and has a perfect knowledge of Rotation, Green-cropping, and Feeding, &c., also Reclaiming and Laying down of Land consistent with the most approved systems. He has done business for four years on one of the most extensive Tillage Farms in this Province, Advertiser will be found fully competent in the Gardening departments, and possesses much tasteful abilities in the improving line, as specified in his characters. Satisfactory references can be given particularly by his late employers, whom he has lived with for the last four years.
     Any commands by letter addressed to M.C., Ballinasloe, or to John Reddington, Esq., Dangan, Galway, shall be respectfully attended. Advertiser may be heard of (during the Fair of Ballinasloe) at Gill's Hotel if not previously engaged.

IN CHANCERY

     Joseph Wood, Esq. Plaintiff; 
     Arthur French St. George, Esq. and others, Defendants.

Pursuant to a Decree made in this cause, bearing date the 9th day of June, 1840, I hereby require all persons who have debts, charges, or incumbrances affecting the Towns, Lands, Hereditaments and Premises comprised in the term of 2000 years, created by the Deed of the 4th May, 1835, in the pleadings mentioned (save and except the House and Demesne Lands of Tyrone), prior to or contemporaneous with the said term of 2000 years, to come in and prove the same before me, on or before the 1st day of October next, otherwise they will be precluded from the benefit of said Decree.-Dated this 21st day of August, 1840.
    WILLIAM CURRY.
     Robert Tilly, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, No. 21, Upper Merrion-street, Dublin.

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In the matter of Francis Hadley, James M'Donogh and James Greham, Bankrupts.

     The Creditors who have proved their debts under a Commission of Bankruptcy awarded, and issued against Francis Hadley, James M'Donough, and James Greham of Galway, Merchants, Dealers and Chapmen, are desired to meet on Monday, the 5th day of October, next at the hour of 1 o'clock in the afternoon in the Court of Bankruptcy, Four Courts, Inns' Quay, in the City of Dublin, to decide upon accepting or refusing such offer of Composition as has been made to the creditors assembled at a meeting holden on the 31st day of August last, in this matter.
     Dated this 8th day of September, 1840.
     JAMES BLAKENEY.
     Agent to the Assignee, 20, Gloucester-street, Dublin

    To the Editor of the Connaught Journal.
        
Newborough, Sept. 26th, 1840.

     SIR,
     I beg you will give insertion to the following statement of an occurrence which has taken place in Tuam between Mr. Thomas French of Frenchgrove and me on Saturday, the 19th instant.
     Miss French having circulated a  report among some young men in Tuam, that I said they were not fit society for me or my family which I denied having ever mentioned to her, Mr. French spoke to me on the subject, and asked me if I called his sister a liar; I said I would be very sorry to call any Lady a liar, but was confident she must have misconceived me, or misconstrued any thing I could have said to her, to warrant such an idea. The conversation referred to was, Miss French said to me, had she met Mr.___, in Dublin, she should cut him in her own defence, but for want of better society in Tuam, she was obliged to know him there. This was the purport of the conversation that occurred between Miss French and me. Mr. French persisted in saying I had given his sister the lie, and struck me with his whip. I then followed my brother James, who was on his way to Achill, and did not overtake him till Monday morning, 12 miles the Achill side of Westport, which accounts for some little delay in sending to Mr. French. Having procured a friend, I sent my brother, James, in the first instance to request a reference to a friend on Mr. French's part, which reference was promised in half an hour at Daly's Hotel. Instead of a friend his Father came there, and said he was his most natural friend, on which my brother declined having an conversation with him. My brother still waited for the friend as promised to be sent, until obliged to fly from arrest, as the Police had been made acquainted with the transaction. The next morning my friend, Mr. Joyce went for the purpose of trying to arrange all preliminary maters with Mr. French or his friend, when he ascertained that Mr. French had been bound over to keep the peace at the solicitation of a member of his own family. I now leave the public to draw their own conclusion on this most strange affair, being continually remarking that he who shields himself from the responsibility of an ungentlemanly act is beneath all further notice of mine.
          I am, Sir, &c., &c.
                  ROBERT BLAKE.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

     On Thursday last, being the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, Sister Mary O'Connor, of this city of Kilkenny, was religiously professed in the convent of the House of Mercy, Baggot-street. In consequence of the temporary indisposition of his Grace  the Most Rev. Dr. Murray, the Very Rev. Dean Meyler most impressively performed the religious ceremony. Amongst the clergymen present we noticed the Very Rev. Dr. Yore, B.G., Very Rev. Dr. Kenny, Rev. Mr. Oates, Rev. J. Smith, with many others. The Rev. Dr. Cahill delivered on the occasion; one of the most impressive and sublime discourses we have ever heard. The beautiful little chapel was crowded with a most respectable auditory. On the same day there was a reception of an amiable and interesting lady in the same convent.
     Died, on Thursday, the 24th inst., at his residence in this town, the Rev. Joseph Hanly, Disculceate Carmelite, aged 74 years. The life of this exemplary clergyman furnished a bright example of Christian perfection; of him may with truth be said," He hath shown forth the discipline he hath learned and hath gloried in the law of the convenant of the Lord."-His retiring and ascetic habits drew him form much intercourse with the world, but secured to him that holy and uninterrupted communion with God which his soul coveted, and in which his days may be said to have passed.--Nenagh Guardian.
     Death of the Rev. William Cotter, P.P. of Kilworth.-
This melancholy event took place last Saturday, at the rev. gentleman's house, Park, near Kilworth, and never did the poor of his neighbourhood suffer a greater bereavement, while the entire parish, and all of every persuasion, feel a poignancy of grief amounting to the loss of the dearest relative. The Right Hon. the Earl of Mountcashell, who was on terms of friendly intercourse and intimacy with the lamented deceased, on hearing of his death gave instant directions to have his numerous labourers cease their work until after his interment, which took place on Monday last, in the chapel yard at Kilworth-the parishioners being so fondly attached to him that they unanimously petitioned his relatives to allow his remains to be interred there instead of in the family burial place at Castlelyons. A more single-hearted man could not be found, and the vast concourse, amounting to tens of thousands, who attended his funeral, bore some testimony to the great respect in which he was held.--Cork Standard.

BALLINASLOE FAIR.
TO PURCHASERS AND PROPRIETORS OF HORSES.

     MR. FERGUSON, VETERINARY SURGEON, Member of the London Veterinary College of Alfort, Paris; Lyons, Toulouse and Naples, &c.
     It being the intention of Mr. Ferguson to attend the Fair of Ballinasloe for the purpose of examining horses relative to "soundness," to prevent any misunderstanding that might arise between buyer and seller where he is employed professionally, he deems it necessary to state that in his decisions he will be guided by the principles which he laid down on that subject in his Veterinary Lectures at the Royal Dublin Society.
     First, That the definition of soundness is a total absence of disease.
     Secondly,-That where a disease productive of lameness has at any former period related, and there still remains any traces of it, or alteration of structure, the animal is unsound, and if engaged, returnable to the seller, performed for the removal of the lameness, as in cases of firing for spavins, curbs, ringbones, &c.
     Veterinary Institution, Denzille-street, Dublin.

WEST MILLS,
GALWAY.
TO BE LET,
And Immediate Possession Given,
For such Terms as may be agreed on.

     The very extensive FLOUR MILLS, at the West of Galway, the property of the late David Mitchell, Esq. possessing every accommodation capable of working the concerns to great advantage. These Mills are admirably situated having continually an abundant supply of water, and can be in full work the driest season, when other Mills are obliged to stop from want of water power. Those concerns have been recently fitted up, placed in perfect order, and fit for immediate working and at a very inconsiderable expense, may be converted, if necessary, into Oatmeal Mills. There is extensive Storage, well-constructed Kilns, and excellent new Machinery on the Premises. Any person desirous of investing a moderate capital to advantage, will find these concerns well adapted for carrying on the trade extensively.
     The Tenant can be accommodated with a very excellent and spacious House, Immediately adjoining the concerns, and most eligibly situated. For further particulars, application may be made to Mrs. Anne Mitchell, Prospect-Hill, who will close with a Tenant when the value is offered.
     West Mills, Galway, 29th September, 1840.

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8,  1840

THE ARMY

     A Field Officer commanding a depot in the south of Ireland, lost a large sum in backing Mr. Ferguson's Harkaway to run at Liverpool races.
     Major Ormsby Phibbs 80th stationed at Birr with the depot companies is ordered to Cork, to embark with the service companies for Malta. Major Stuart will take the command of the depot.
     The Duc De Rovigo (son-in-law of the late Colonel Stamer Carnelly (county Clare) has retired from the French army, in which he held a commission in a Lancer corps.
     Major Harry Jones, Commissioner of the Shannon Improvement board, is promoted to the ran of Lieut. Colonel.
     The 12th Lancers, Carbineers, 20th and 86th regiments now in Dublin Garrison are commanded by Irish officers.
     The military were at the scene of conflagration in Plymouth Dock-yard 15 minutes after the alarm on Sunday morning, viz, 11th and 53rd regt., 65th depot, and Royal Artillery. Their exertions to save and protect property were not surpassed in any class of men. The loss by this calamitous fire will exceed 400,000.
     Privates Francis Reid and Ephraim Jeffery, 20th suffered the intimation of military degradation on the 26th ult. at Richmond Barracks, Dublin, for frequent desertion and acts of theft. They both have a notable stigma of their baseness and perjury which will, however, secure the service in future against their deceit and trickery. The word "thief," in large letters, graced the breast of each, and was seen by every one in the regiment, as they marched through it, while the drums beat the "Rogues March" at their heels, until they fairly cleared the barrack gate.
     It appears evident that many able young men, turn in sick of the service, becomes purposely depraved and seek to leave it by disgraceful exhibition, designedly to see their friends, or return to their former habits of sloth and idleness. Let the state moralist think of this, and properly decide, whether desertion had not better be visited by perpetual foreign service, or a penal colony.- The frequency of this horrid offence has apparently robbed it of its moral guilt, while in the eyes of the guilty and the innocent, the services and the safety of the State demand a remedy notwithstanding.
     The 20th practiced ball-firing on the 26th, at Ringsend, Dublin, when many a good shot was marked by the riddled condition of the bull's eyes.
     A London paper complains that 16 officers left the 15th Hussars since Lord Cardigan took the command; but it must be understood in this list are those who were obliged to go out on the reduction of the regiment from the India establishment.
    Lieutenant Forrest, 11th Hussars, another of Lord Cardigan's officers, was reprimanded by the Horse Guards last week, on complaint of his Lieut.-Colonel for not giving up the key his of barrack rooms, on change of quarters.
     Lieutenant Tuckett who was wounded by Lord Cardigan in the late duel, has left his bed, and is able to walk about his house. Before the Magistrates it was stated by the Police that Captain Tuckett's pistols were of the commonest kind of duelling pistols, but Lord Cardigan's were of a superior manufacture, with hair triggers and French-rifled from within an inch of the muzzles. Lord Cardigan took up the pistols, and shewed the bench that they were not hair triggers, and his Lordship continued to say that he had bought them of Mr. Manton as common duelling pistols, and knew nothing more of them. Captain Douglas said they  were loaded by himself and Captain Wainwright. He looked at the barrels to ascertain whether they were rifled or not, and satisfied himself they were not.
     Head quarters in Upper Canada are to be transferred from Montreal to Kingston, and Montreal not Quebec, is to be the seat of the General Government.
    An affair of honor took place on Friday between Lieut. Herbert, 77th Regt. and Mr. Peter Hemery, at Jersey. After an exchange of shots the parties left the ground unreconciled. A lady was the cause of the dispute.    

CHAIRMAN OF CLIFDEN UNION

     A meeting of the Clifden Union Board of Guardians was held at Clifden, on Saturday, the 26th September, when an election for Chairman took place. The following gentlemen were put in nomination:-
     John A. O'Neill, Esq. J.P. Bunowen Castle.
     Hyacinth D'Arcy, Esq. J.P., Clifden Castle.
     Henry Blake, Esq. J.P., Renvylee.
     It was stated by a friend of Mr. O'Neill's that as that gentleman was absent, and was not at all aware of any intention to put him in nomination, and as he made no canvass whatsoever, he might not desire to risk a contest. His proposer and seconder, however, felt confident, and it appears their opinions were borne out by the result, as he was elected.

APPOINTMENT OF EX-OFFICIO GUARDIANS FOR GALWAY UNION.

     On Monday, the 5th instant, a meeting was held in this town, for the purpose of electing twelve magistrates as Ex-Officio Guardians for the Galway Union. The following respectable gentlemen have been appointed, and a better selection could not possibly be made. They are elected for one year, which will terminate on the 29th of September, 1841:
    
Andrew W. Blake, Esq. J.P. Furbo'.
     John Ireland, Esq. J.P., Eyre-square.
     Lachlan Maclachlan, Esq. J.P. Eyre-square.
     Thomas E. Blake, Esq. J.P. Shantalla.
     Francis Blake, Esq. J.P. Cregg Castle.
     Robert Martin, Esq. J.P. Ross-house.
     Anthony O'Flaherty, Esq. J.P. Knockbane.
     Michael P. Browne, Esq. J.P. Corcullen.
     Edmond Blake, Esq. J.P. Furbo'.
     Thomas N. Redington Esq. M.P. Kilcornan.
     Walter Lambert, Esq. J.P. Castle Lambert.
     P.M. Burke, Esq. J.P. Danesfield.

GALWAY TOLLS AND CUSTOMS

     On Monday last, pursuant to public notice, the Tolls and Customs were put up to Public Auction for the ensuing year; but as the bidders were not disposed to bring them up to what the Town Commissioners considered a fair price, that body determined upon not leasing them but to have them collected under their own superintendence as last year, unless there was a purchaser for 1600 for the year. There was a meeting of the Commissioners held this day, and Mr. Connell having offered to become tenant at 1550 for the ensuing year, his proposal was accepted.

BIRTH.

     In this town, on Friday last, the Wife of Mr. James Douglas, of a son.

DIED.

      At Miltown, the residence of his brother, Dr. Blake, George Blake, Esq. Devon Cottage, second son of Captain George Blake, Belmount, and grand-nephew of the late James Baron Tyrawly. The decease of this excellent young gentleman has cast a gloom over his family and the neighbourhood, which will not be soon dissipated; he was a patriot in the best sense of the word, and the immense concourse of persons of every class that attended his remains to the family burial placed, on the hill of Belmount, fully attested to the high estimation in which he was held. His death has caused a vacancy in the representation of the parish of Liskeavy, in the board of guardians of that union.

     The Earl of Kenmare has subscribed 100 towards the erection of a Temperance Hall in Killarney.

     Mathewism has made such inroads on the profitable business of whiskey vending that only one persons has signified his intention of applying for licenses at the Moate sessions and two for the sessions of Mullingar.-Westmeath Guardian

     The proprietors of seven public-houses in this town and vicinity have given notice to the Excise of their intention not to renew their licenses for the ensuing year, in consequence of the decline in consumption of ardent spirits.-Ballyshannon Herald.

     Lord Clancarty and the inhabitants of Ballinasloe presented an Address to the Lord Lieutenant, on arriving at Garbally to attend the fair.

     The Hon. Martin Ffrench, a minor, second son of Lord Ffrench, the only Nobleman in the Repeal Association, is appointed to the commission of the peace!

     Mr. O'Connell has told the electors of Kilkenny that his quondam friend, Colonel Butler, has deserted and betrayed Ireland, and he entertains no doubt but the country will right itself, of course, by selecting another member. The gallant Colonel's sin is, that he solicited in vain for some of that Government patronage, which Mr. O'Connell so abundantly commands.

     On Saturday the Rev. Michael Quinlan, R.C. curate of Clare, while returning home from Ennis, came in collision with two cars near the old turnpike and had his left leg severely injured. The Rev. gentleman remains at Ennis under medical superintendance.

     Maruice O'Connell, Esq., M.P. has enrolled his name with the Rev. Theobald Mathew, in the Temperance Society.

     Mr. Macreath, of Dhalleville, fractured his leg by a fall of the horse and care on which he was returning from town.

     The merchants and traders of Ballyshannon expect to make that a bonding port.

     Mr. James O'Neill, a respectable merchant of Belfast, was butchered by Ross's party at Buenos Ayres, last summer. Most atrocious outrages are committed on British residents here.

     The new Church of Ballisoclare [or Ballisodare], Sligo, erected by Edward J. Cooper, Esq., M.P. was opened for Divine Service on Sunday. The Rev. Lewis Poiter of Dronard has been appointed Chaplain, under the sanction of the Lord Bishop of Tuam.

     The Honourable William Browne, of Woodlawn, Killarney, brother of Lord Kenmure will come forward as a Candidate at the next election for Kerry.

     Mr. Darby, of James-street, Manchester square, was found dead in the Regents Park, on Wednesday, and a laudanum phial in his pocket.

    Thursday evening Mrs. Booker, of Kells, a respectable old gentlewoman aged nearly one hundred years, was burnt to death, at the residence of her son, in that town. It appeared that the old lady was placed in a chair at such a distance from the fire, in an upper room, that no danger was apprehended. Mr. and Mrs. Booker, jun, were in a garden adjoining the house, so that they heard no cries from their aged relative, who was disfigured in a shocking manner, and life quite extinct.

BALLINASLOE FAIR

    Ballinasloe, Monday.- The weather it was most propitious for our fair this year, and the attendance is fully as great as ever. The show of sheep attracted several persons of distinction, and the following drove in their carriages through the park:- His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant accompanied Lady Cloncarty in an open carriage; the Marquis of Clanricarde, the Marquis of Ely, the Right Rev. Dr. Tonson, Lord Loftus, &c. The stock generally is in good conditions, but not so numerous as last year.
     Top lots brought much the same prices as last year, yet there was a slight come down, but on the inferior lots the farmers say there is a reduction of from 2s. 6d. to 3s. a head, compared with last October. Thomas M. Gresham, of Raheny Park, Esq., brought one lot of ewes belonging to Lord Clonbrock; they brought the highest price of any sold, and so pure is breeding and perfect in all points, that a request was made of Mr. Gresham not to remove them from the park until his Excellence and the other distinguished visitors would have an opportunity of seeing them. The Lord Lieutenant, after carefully examining them, complimented the purchaser and shook him most cordially by the hand. Their age did not exceed one and a half years, and they were the admiration of every one. The top lot of wedders brought 53s. Mr. Hugh Barton bought largely of Lord Clonbrock's flock, the produce of rams from the stock of that eminent stock-breeder, Earl Spencer. Some splendid rams were exhibited by Mr. Seymour, of Ballynure; and Mr. Dillon, of Cahir, exhibited some very superiour stock of this kind; one of this rams realised 170 guineas.
     The total number of sheep sold was 47,287.
     The following is a list of some of the sales:-
P. Taaffe, Esq 101-2 yr Wedders 2 13 0
Ditto 150-2 yr Wedders 3 10 0
Captain Taffe 150-2 yr Ewes 2 5 0
Ditto 150-2 yr Ewes 1 15 0
D.K. Taaffe, Esq 100-2 yr Wedders 2 8 0
P. Balfe, Esq. 400-2 yr Wedders 2 6 0
Dean French 70-3 yr Ewes 2 7 0
Rv. John French 400-2 yr Wedders 3 11 0
A. Dake, Esq. 200-2 yr Wedders 2 7 0
Mr. Delahunt 51-2 yr Ewes 2 7 0
Ditto 100-2 yr Ewes 1 16 0
William Cruise 220-2 yr Ewes 1 12 0
James Kelly, Esq. 200-2 yr Ewes 1 12 0
Walter Kelly, Esq. 100-2 yr Ewes 1 5 0
Mr. Cooke 76-1 yr Ewes 1 5 0
Captain Mitchell 140-2 yr Wedders 1 8 0


    

 

     The Lord Bishop of Killaloe preached on Sunday at Ballinasloe, and the Rev. T. Mathew in the same vicinity.

     The extensive living of 1500 a year held by the late Dr. Alexander, son of the Bishop of Meath, is to be divided into three parts, and is the gift of the Lord Lieutenant.

     Rev. W. Crotty left Limerick on Thursday for Nenagh, Clonmel, Waterford, Lismore, Fermoy, Tralee, thence to Liverpool, Glasgow and Belfast, upon a missionary tour, from the Presbyterian Synod of Ireland, and he is to preach in each of these places.

     The monument to the late Very Rev. Dr. Hogan, P.P. St. Michael's, by his affectionate parishioners, is completed and will arrive from London shortly.

     Pork brought 45c per cwt at the Fair of Abbeyfeale on Thursday, and our jobber gave 8l. 10s. for a fat pig.

     While administering the pledge of temperance to the great multitudes in Dublin last week, the Rev. T. Mathew, addressing the successive groups who congregated about him, related the following anecdote:-"To show you that our society is composed of all creeds and classes of persons, I will tell you what happened to me a short time ago in Cork. A young gentleman came to me, and says he 'Father Mathew, I am an Orangeman and a Magistrate, but I am going to take the pledge from you." "No matter Sir," said I," what creed you are of; you will be a teetotaler leaving this room and that's quite enough for my purpose." So this Orange magistrate took the pledge from me; and some time ago I was at Rathkeale and met this gentleman, who is still a magistrate and an Orangeman, heading the teetotallers there. And was not this a proof that no such thing as creed or sectarian feeling had any thing to do with teetotalism? And as to political purpose it should rather endeavour to heal the wound made by political wars than to foment new ones. We are commanded to love one another.

     Mr. T. Witheredge, supervisor of excise, and Messrs. Strange, Quinlan, and Long, officers, all of Mountmellick district, have succeeded in seizing and destroying three large plots of tobacco, containing several thousand plants. This detection was made in a retired part of Queen's county.

    The Newmarket first October meeting commenced on Tuesday when Lord Exeter's Amurath won the Grand Duke Michael stakes, 50 each, 27 subscribers.

     The last stag hunt for this season will come off at Cahirna wood on the Upper Lakes of Killarney, on Wednesday.

     The 12th Lancers, Carbineers, 20 h. and 86th Regiments now in Dublin garrison, are commanded by Irish officers.

     The Tralee Canal- This long and shamefully neglected work, we are given to understand, will be in progress of completion early in the ensuing Spring. The Messrs. Leahy, of Cork, are the contractors appointed by the Board of Works.--Kerry Examiner.

     The repealers of Kilmacow, Kilkenny, have called upon the Hon. P. Butler to give up the representation of that county.

     The Master of the Rolls and lady have been on a visit to the Viscount and Viscountess Gort, at Loughcooter castle, Gort.

     Very Rev. T. Mathew administered the temperance pledge to 20,000 persons at the Custom House, Dublin.

APALLING CATASTROPHE NEAR ENNIS- TWO SOLDIERS SHOT!

     Wednesday last, the town of Ennis was thrown into a fearful excitement by one of the most awful events that occurred in that neighbourhood for many years. The facts may be related in a few words. On Monday Lance-Sergeant Thomas Cawte, with Privates William Noyce, Charles F. Smith, Alexander Garden, and John Hurst, of the 67th depot, stationed at Galway, were sent with a deserter to Clare Castle, where they safely lodged him on Tuesday evening, in charge of the 36th depot, and got billets for the night. Noyce and Hurst, however, came on direct to Ennis, whither the other three followed next morning and the party met in a low public house belonging to a man named Timothy Haire, where all except private Garden took to drink and soon got themselves inebriated. They proceeded on their journey, and about a mile outside Ennis on the Gort road, some of the men complained of fatigue, and four sat down to rest. Garden alone continuing in advance, when either in some angry difference arising at delay, or the wantonness of intoxication, probably both, Hurst shot Noyce and Smith, both of whom almost instantly expired. As there were different versions of the affair afloat we could not do better than proceed at once to the particulars of the Coroner's inquest which was delayed until Thursday, in the first instance, in consequence of the drunkenness of the only military survivors who were present at the fatal moment, and afterwards in order to procure the attendance of the Officers of the 67th who arrived at three o'clock in the Galway coach. We must however remark that those who witnessed the scene shortly after it occurred can never forget the dreadful spectacle which presented itself-Two soldiers lying dead, over a heap of stones, their sergeant lay with them as insensible as any of his comrades, and the perpetrator standing by without the slightest appearance of contrition or remorse, and perfectly unmoved at the tragedy he had caused, nay what is most extraordinary, conceiving he had done his duty! Towards evening the bodies were removed to the Court house of  Ennis, where they continued during night, and the three surviving soldiers were lodged in jail by the police.

THE INQUEST

     On Thursday, at three o'clock precisely, Robert George Greene, Esq. Coroner, accompanied by several magistrates, took his seat on the Bench. The court was densely crowded in all its parts, and the greatest anxiety was evinced to hear the proceedings. Cawte, Garden and Hurst, were then placed at the bar; the last did not retain so much of the stern ferocity of appearance and demeanor as distinguished him on the proceeding day. The following jury, whom the Coroner had specially summoned for the purpose: John Bonyage, Michael Finucane, Michael Kerin, John Cullinan, James Leech, Edward Gallery, William Lardner, sen., William Molony, Cornelius Hickey, Michael Gregg, John Keane, and James Kelly.
     Alexander Garden, private 67th Foot sworn- May name is Alexander Garden; I am a private in the 67th regiment; I left Galway on the morning of the 28th of September to escort a prisoner to Clare Castle; he was a deserter; we arrived at Clare on the evening of the 29th and delivered him to the depot of the 36th, the party was commanded by Lance Sergeant Thomas Cawte; we had in it five men, four privates and the sergeant; we halted at Clare for the night where we got billets; two of the men left us and came on to Ennis; they were Wm. Noyce and John Hurst; the remainder of us left Clare at 6 o'clock on the morning following; we met the others at a public house in Ennis, having the sign of the "Farmers arms"; I don't know the keeper's name; we stopt there nearly an hour; I drank no spirits, but the sergeant and I drank a bottle of porter between us; the others drank raw whiskey; I can't say how much, but there were two half pints between them; they were drunk leaving the house together, and proceeded on our march. When we came about a mile outside the town, they said they wished to rest themselves; this was on the Gort line; I walked on expecting them to follow me, when in about an hour a gentleman came up and asked where I was going; I said to Galway, when the told me that two of my companions were shot, and that I should go back with him, which I accordingly did. There was no quarrelling either at the public house or on the road in my presence; I now see the gentleman that stopped me, (here the witness recognized Edward Galway, Esq. of Doone, J.P.) I did not tell him that I heard any shots; when I returned I found William Noyce and Francis Smith dead before me; when I left the party there were none of their guns loaded; the Serjeant and Hurst were there also; I would not be suffered to hold any conversation with them, being prevented by the police; they did not tell me how the men came by their deaths; I heard Hurst say on the road coming in, the it was he shot both, and that he would shoot sixteen rather sooner than fall himself; this was in reply to some one that I don't know.
     In answer to a question from a Juror, witness said the deceased soldiers were more drunk than the others.
     The prisoner declined asking any question.
     The witness was a well-looking young man, apparently about 18 years of age, with a broad Scotch accent, and gave his testimony with great propriety and self-possession. He was then suffered to go as large, first entering into recognizance to prosecute when required.
     Mr. Martin Taaffe, sworn- I left Ennis on yesterday morning about 11 o'clock; when near Ballycorce some persons told me that the soldiers were dragging each other; I saw them at the distance of about fifty perches; once heard a shot fired, which I did not take much notice of as such things sere not unusual in that part of the country, there was a soldier stretched on the road side, and three others standing near him; one of them advanced, and presented his gun at me; I offered to shake hands with him and called him my friend, although he was 30 yards distant; I then lowered myself on the side of the saddle, when he turned in the contrary direction and fired off his gun; I was so terrified, that I could not now identify him, even if he were present; I then returned to town; I heard but two shots entirely; I afterward came again to the same place, when I asked Hurst who shot the men, and he said that he himself did so to preserve his own life, and those of the people; he seemed to recognize me, and gave his name as Jackson.
     James Studdert, Esq. sworn- I live at Tiernen; in coming to Ennis on Wednesday, within about 200 yards of where the soldiers lay dead, a woman called out and desired me not to proceed, as the soldiers were shooting the people; I then whipped my horse briskly, and saw the bodies on the ground, with four muskets lying by them; there was another person with me, who seized the guns, and placed them on the car; Hurst was lying on the sergeant, and as I thought stabbing him with the bayonet; I asked what he was about; he said handcuffing this man (the sergeant) which he was actually doing; there was but one soldier then perfectly dead, the other was very nearly so; on demanding who shot the men, Hurst said "It was I shot both because they were firing at civilians and I thought it my duty to do so"; at this time he seemed peaceably disposed and said he had a right to handcuff the sergeant; he was then sober enough to know what he was telling me; the sergeant was heavily drunk; Hurst not so much so but that he might escape observation if not spoken to;  after I looked at the bodies, I stripped the man that was not entirely dead and examined the wound in the hope that I might be of some use to him, but could render him no assistance; I then asked again whether it was the sergeant who fired at the dead men; Hurst replied, "no, it was I that did it and nobody else; they were first firing at civilians and then threatened to fire on the sergeant and me, when I levelled at and shot them." Mr. Studdert, in continuation- I then took the ammunition from them; Hurst had 20 rounds in his pouch; I heard many people speak about the firing, but nobody complained of being fired at; Hurst seemed to think that he was performing a meritorious action.
     William Butler, Esq. ,J.P, sworn- On coming into town yesterday, I was told by my servant on his return home that two soldiers were shot on the road; when I came up I found them dead; Hurst was standing over the dead bodies, and the sergeant so drunk that he was perfectly insensible of what was occurring; without being asked a question, Hurst cried out, "it was I that shot them, because they were endeavouring to kill country people." I said that as a Magistrate I felt myself bound to take him into custody; he readily submitted, and took the handcuffs off the serjeant; which, with the key, he delivered to me; I asked him why he handcuffed the man, he said, because he conceived it his duty, but could assign no other reason. he told me I might do what I pleased with him.

SECOND DAY-FRIDAY.

     At a quarter before twelve the Coroner took his seat on the Bench, and shortly after the enquiry was resumed.
     William Mulville, Esq. M.D. sworn- Was driving into Ennis from Glenwilliam, on the day before yesterday with Mr. Blake Butler; at the village of Ballycoree I met Mr. Galwey, and he stated that three soldiers were killed, and that he was in pursuit of another; I hastened forward and saw two soldiers on the road side, one on his back, and the other in a half sitting position.; the first dead, and the other nearly so, and a third man on the wall was stupidly intoxicated; I immediately proceeded to examine the two wounded men, in hopes I could render some assistance, but from the nature of the wounds there was not the slightest chance of doing so; they were both gunshot wounds, and the bullets passed through the bodies; they died before I left them. (Here witness identified the serjeant as the drunken man, and Hurst as the person standing on the road.) I addressed myself to Hurst asking how the affair happened; he said "I shot them; they were firing at the country people and insubordinate," or words to that effect; Hurst had his face scraped and his clothes much soiled; some one was in the act of taking the handcuffs off the serjeant; I perceived dark spots about the face of the fair haired man, as if it had been burned by powder; the deceased men were, as appeared to me sitting on a heap of stones when fired at; the impression on my mind was that they were fired at while on the heap of stones; I examined the bodies yesterday, and both died of gunshot wounds; the balls might have taken the same direction whether the men were sitting or standing when shot; both balls entered in front; Hurst was excited by liquor, but perfectly steady in his gait and demeanor; I might pass him on the road without noticing any signs of intoxication; I smelt the dead bodies, and found they had taken liquor; Noyce appeared to be particularly saturated with it; it was impossible that one shot could have killed both.
     Thomas Magrath sworn- I live at Ballycoree; I am a farmer; I recollect Wednesday last; on my return from Ennis, Martin M'Mahon asked me to make a stack for him; while doing so the five soldiers passed me by, four drunk, and one sober; one of them fell at some distance, and another fell on him; I afterwards saw one of the soldiers standing on the footpath, when he fired his gun, and another of the soldiers fell dead on a heap of stones; another man came up to me (Patrick Arthur) and desired me to go back as the soldier was shot through the heart; I was dreadfully frightened; the same soldier presented his gun at me, and I cannot tell what happened then, I was so frightened; only one man fired across the road; the other three were standing on a heap of stones; I could not see shots if they were fired at the country people; Patt Tuohy told me that one of the soldiers wanted to fire at the people, but that others hindered him. -(Here the witness identified the sergeant and Hurst as two of the soldiers.)
     To a Juror- There was no appearance of quarrelling when they first passed me.
     Patrick Fahy, sworn- I reside at Mullough; I am a labourer; I saw the soldiers on the day before yesterday on the Ballycoree road; there were two of them dead asleep on the heap of stones, and the other two looking on; one of them fired a shot and afterwards another fired up the hill; one of those standing desired another to get up and put on his hat, when I saw a gun fired and a soldier fall; I met a carman after, whom I cautioned not to proceed father; I am sure it was Hurst fired the shot when the man fell, but cannot say it was by it he was killed; it was one of the men who fell that fired the first shots up the hill.
     Mr. Patrick O'Keeffe sworn- I was going to Ennis on Wednesday, and coming down the height I saw the soldiers, and one of them was firing up the hill; there were two soldiers standing up, and two more lying on the heap of stones; I saw one of them miss fire when the firelock was presented across the road; on passing them I could see nothing, as I placed a car of oats between myself and the soldiers.
    Serjeant Thomas Cawte sworn- I ma Lance Serjeant of the 67th regt.; I commanded a guard that escorted a prisoner from Galway to Clare Castle; I arrived there on the 29th; I slept in Clare that night, and two of of the party, after giving up the prisoner said they wished to sleep in Ennis, when I desired them be cautious how they should conduct themselves; the name of the four were Charles Francis Smith, William Noyce, Alexander Ganlon and John Hurst; Noyce and Hurst went to Ennis; I did not wish they should go, nor did I forbid them; next morning the other men and I marched from Clare to Ennis; we stopped at the "Farmer's Arms," to take breakfast; they offered me whiskey, which I at first refused; I afterwards drank three glasses and some porter; I do not recollect what happened from the time to the bridge of Ennis, until I awoke on the heap of stones, handcuffed; I heard no shot, nor am I aware of how the men came by their death, except from the report of the people, and that Hurst told me he shot them to preserve me and himself.
     The Coroner said to Hurst-If you choose I will examine you, but I caution you not to say anything that will incriminate  yourself, as it may come against you in evidence hereafter.
     The prisoner declined making any observations.
     The Coroner said- Gentlemen of the jury, I believe that it will not be necessary for you to retire, in order to consider your verdict. I would recommend you to find that the deceased soldiers came by their deaths in consequence of gunshot wounds inflicted by John Hurst.
     Mr. Gallery, (one of the jury) said there was no evidence to warrant such a verdict.
     The coroner said that Mr. Butler's testimony was conclusive to the point, and read it at length.
     The jury however retired , and returned in about ten minutes with the following verdict:
     "We find that the said William Noyce and Charles Francis Smith came by their deaths in consequence of gun-shot wounds inflicted by John Hurst, private 67th regt. on the 30th day of September, 1840."
     The prisoner was then fully committed to take his trial at the ensuing assizes; and the serjeant was retained in custody in order to be transmitted by an escort to his to his regt. at Galway, there to be tried for court-martial for drunkenness and neglect of duty.
     It may be right to observe that throughout the investigation the sergeant's demeanor was decorous and respectful in the extreme, and on being asked whether he had any observations to offer, he merely enquired whether the route and receipt for the body of the prisoner were safe, and being answered in the affirmative, he returned apparently satisfied in the custody of the police.
    

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15,  1840

THE ARMY

     The 32d depot has left Fermoy for Spike Island.
     Coloured Sergeant Waters, 36th, dropped dead on Wednesday at Clare Castle barracks.
     Monday night two privates of the 7th Royal Fusiliers deserted from Newcastle; one of them was three years in the service, the other only a short time since.
     The Assistant Surgeoncy, 1st or Royal Dragoons, is vacant by Dr. Renny's death.
     Captain Dunne, late 10th has retired from Lord Lieutenant's staff on promotion.
    Captain Daly, 69th has retired from the Royal Military College.
     Agents from all the Cavalry regiments in both countries attended the horse fair at Ballinasloe last week, to make purchases, in which they were tolerably successful. The sales were considerable.
     Major-Generals Sir Gregory Way and Effingham Wilson have been added to the list of general officers in receipt of rewards for distinguished service.
     Trumpet Major Cowen, Carbineers, was discharged last week after forty years service in the regiment, and for his good conduct received the thanks of Sir Edward Blakeney and Colonel Jackson.
     The 61st are doing dock-yard duty for the royal marines at Woolwich.
     Lieut. and Adjutant Knowles, 11th Hussars, was born in that regiment and raised to the rank of an officer by Lord Cardigan.
     Sub-Inspector Kelly, of Thomastown has reported to Government some differences between a party of the 27th escorting a deserter and some of his men, who had interfered with the military. An inquiry is ordered and Colonel Mansel, Assistant Adjutant General, from Limerick garrison, left on Saturday morning for that place, Captain Durnford, 27th is to attend.
     Two detachments of the 86th remaining at Belfast, was brigaded with that of the Inniskilling Dragoons, when a variety of manoeuvers were performed much to the satisfaction of Sir T. Pearson, who highly complimented Major Couverie on the soldierlike appearance of the detachment under his command.

     A GOOD LANDLORD- THOMAS N. REDINGTON, Esq., M.P.- The above patriotic and independent gentleman attended by his two agents, Mr. O'Flaherty and Mr. Robert Bodkin, lately visited his estates in the neighbourhood of Gort (of Tory notoriety), and, after inquiring minutely into the condition of the numerous tenantry, generously returned 10 per cent, to each industrious and deserving individual, thereby affording another proof that the patriot and the good landlord are not incompatible.-- Freeman.

GALWAY QUARTER SESSIONS

     These sessions, which were to have commenced on Monday, were adjourned to Wednesday, as the Assistant Barrister was not able to finish the business at the Oughterard sessions in sufficient time. The Assistant Barrister William Deane Freeman, Esq., arrived in Court at an early hour on Wednesday morning, and proceeded with the Registries, which terminated on that evening. A great portion of this day (Thursday) has been occupied in the hearing of appeals and ejectment decrees, and bout 12 o'clock his worship entered into the criminal business, and at 5 o'clock the civil bills were commenced. The following is the list of the sessions grand jury:
     John Francis Browne, Foreman; R. Blake Foster, John Irwin Dennis, Mallaphy Kelly, D.H.  Smith, Lambert Burke, Edward S. Kelly, Roderick J. Kealy, Dominick Lynch, John Taylor, R.G. Macale, John Kirwin, Francis Wade, Lawrence Smith, John Cannon Evans, John B. Lynch, John Burke, Wm. Kilgannon, Barth, Burke, Esqrs.

DUBLIN CASTLE
October 9, 1819.

     GENTLEMEN,
Whereas an Act passed in the ninth year of his late Majesty King George the Fourth, entitled "An Act to make provision for the lighting, cleansing and washing of Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns in Ireland, in certain cases," it is amongst other things enacted, that from and after the passing of the said Act, upon the application of 21 or more households residing in any City, Town Corporate, Borough, Market Town, or other Town in Ireland, the lighting, watching, cleaning, or paying of which is not provided for by or under any Act of Parliament, each of such Householders occupying a Dwelling house or other tenement, of the annual value of 20 or more, it shall be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, to authorise the the said Act into execution, and for that purpose to order and direct that the Mayor, or other Chief Magistrate of any such City, Town Corporate, or Borough, or any two or more Justices of the Peace, resident within ten miles of any such Borough or Market Town, or other Town, not being a Town Corporate, shall convene a meeting for the purpose of carrying the said Act in to execution, and shall preside the rest; such orders and directions to be signified by the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, or, in his absence, by the Under Secretary.
     And whereas an application has been received by the Lord Lieutenant, from 26 Householders of the Town of Loughrea, and each occupying a House of the annual value of 20 or more, by which memorial it is prayed that His Excellency will be pleased to authorise the carrying the said Act in to execution within the said town of Loughrea.
     I am commanded by the Lord Lieutenant to signify His Excellency's orders and directions to you that you will convene a meeting for the purpose of carrying the said Act into execution within the said Town of Loughrea, and that you will preside the rest accordingly.
          I have the honor to be,
                   Gentlemen,
         Your most obedient humble servant,
                    MORPETH.

To Robert D'Arcy, Esq., J.P., and James H. Burke, Esq. J.P., Loughrea.
Names of the Householders whose signatures are attached to the Application.
Robert D'Arcy
J. Smith
Patrick Skerrett
Denis Bourke
Thomas Macklin,
Edward Skerrett
Lawrence Fahy
Nicholas D'Arcy
Patrick H. Kelly
John Brunskill, M.A. Clerke
Timothy Fahy
Francis James Lynch, M.D.
Henry Cloran, M.D.
Wm. Corless
John Cowen
Thomas Horan
Thomas Heyley
Thomas Walsh
Thomas Fahy
Ed. Hyne
W. M'Donnell, M.D.
Joseph Henry Ridge
Denis Larkin
John Shadwell
John Smith
James M. Lynch

GALWAY NATIONAL SCHOOLS

     On this day, the Right Hon. A.R. Blake, Chief Remembrancer, after disposing of official business, visited the National Schools of this town, and examined the children in reading, Geography, and other departments of elementary instruction. He was highly pleased with the general answering of the children and expressed a with that a school of industry would be attached to the Male Free Schools, Lombard-street. He was attended in his visit by some of the clergy and gentry of the town, and left immediately after for Tuam.

NEW GALWAY DOCKS

     On Monday last a great concourse of persons assembled upon our new Docks and Quays to witness the first vessel into our new and splendid basin; and had not the circumstances been unexpected the crowd would have been much more numerous. Our new Docks are still in an unfinished state, and will not be perfectly complete before a month or six weeks when it is expected they will be given up by the contractors to the Harbour Commissioners. The first vessel that entered the basin was the Galway Ark, one of the Liners belonging to this Port, and she certainly was brought in in gallant stile by our expert and experienced Pilot, Mr. Patrick O'Halloran. The Galway Lass and the Margaret John subsequently entered the Basin.

VERY REV. T. MATHEW'S SERMON

     The Sisters of Mercy, beg to offer their most grateful thanks to the Very Rev. T. Mathew, for his very kindness to their Convent in preaching at the recent ceremony of the reception of their Novices, and to acknowledge the receipt of the amount of the collection on that occasion, for the sick and dying poor visited by them, and for the House of Mercy attached to their establishment for the protection of young women of good character.
     They have already received 80, including the following donations:- Mrs. Lynch, Petersburgh, 10l.; T.M. Redington, Esq., M.P. Kilcornan, 3l.; Charles Binncoal, Esq., 3l; A. O'Flaherty, Esq. 1l.; Mrs. MacDermott, 1l.

OCTOBER QUARTER SESSIONS- THE REGISTRIES

     The Sessions for Clifden and Outerard are over-and those for Galway commenced on Monday, and still continue. The Registries  in these several towns have been, with very few exceptions, in the liberal interest. A great number of those who served notices were not in attendance, and the apathy and indifference in obtaining the Franchise were most shameful. At Clifden Sessions there were 412 notices and 146 registered, of whom 136 were the tenants of Thomas B. Martin, Esq., M.P. and 10 the tenants of Hyacinth D'Arcy, Esq. Clifden Castle. At Oughterard there were 230 notices served and only 80 registered, 40 of whom were the tenants of Thomas B. Martin, Esq., 26 of Arthur F. St. George, Esq., 7 of James S. Lambert, Esq. and the remaining five in various interests. At Galway Sessions there were 476 notices, and only 67 registered, which belonged to the liberal party and were principally the tenants of William H. Handcock, Esq. of Carrantrilla, Sir. M.D. Bellew, Bart., John Cheevers, Esq. of Killyan, Michael J. Browne, Esq. of Moyne.

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TO BE LET,
FROM THE 29th of SEPTEMBER LAST,
(Or the Interest in the Lease S, 1d.)
THE STORE AND YARD IN THE
BOWLING-GREEN.
Recently Held By
MR. PATT CONNELL,

Proposals will be received by William Kelly, Esq. Barna Lodge, Galway, who will close with a Tenant.
     October 15th, 1840.

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HOUSE AND LAND,
TO BE LET,
From the 20th September,
LODGE
AT
SHANTALLA
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With 8 1/2 Acres of Land,
LATELY IN THE POSSESSION OF THE REV. MR. MAUNSELL.
Applications to be made to Mr. Thomas Commins, allybrit.

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22,  1840

     On Tuesday the 29th ult., being the feast of St. Michael and all Angels, the Lord Bishop of Kildare consecrated the parish church of Lackagh, in his lordship's diocess- There was also an ordination at the same time when the Rev. John Berkeley, A.B.T.C.D. was admitted to the priests and Simon Kenny, A.B.T.C.D, to deacons orders. The church, which is a neat Gothic building, in the early English style, was crowded with a most respectable congregation of all classes of persons.


     The extensive living of 1500 a year, held by the late Dr. Alexander, son of the Bishop of Meath, is to be divided into three parts, and is the gift of the Lord Lieutenant.

    MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECK- It is our painful duty to announce the melancholy loss of the schooner Mary, Captain Burnell, on Wednesday afternoon last. It appears that the Mary sailed from Newport on the morning of that day laden with coals from Bridgewater, the wind blowing a strong gale from the N.W.; when near the tail of the Gore Sand, it is supposed that a sea struck her in consequence of which she became unmanageable and went down-all on board, five in number (including the captain's son, a child of eight years of age), belonging to this place, met a watery grave. The vessel belongs to Mr. Kinsbury, of Taunton.--Somerset Gazette.

     Moydrum Castle, near Athlone, the seat of the Dowager Lady Castlemaine, was discovered to be on fire very early on Monday evening, the 28th instant. It appears the fire originated in Lady Castlemain's own bed-chamber, from the circumstance of a candle being left lighting, which fell into a basket of turf, which ignited and set the apartment on fire. Lady Castlemaine herself discovered the fire and at once gave the alarm, and by the greatest exertions the fire was extinguished.

     Doctor M'Nally, prefect of the Dunboyne establishment, gave office and High Mass at Maynooth for the late Right Rev. Dr. M'Laughlin, of Derry, a trustee of the College.

     The following appears in the Carlow Sentinel - "None should hold an office under the Poor Law but Catholics. Protestants can have no sympathy with the Poor."- The Rev. James Maher

     The agent or manager of a Bank at Thurles has absconded with 5000 in bills and notes, and the Queen's Bench has issued a special fiat to the High Sheriff of Tipperary for his arrest.

     Mrs. Biggs, wife of a clerk in the Bank of Ireland, is committed from Henry street Police office, for obtaining goods from Mr. Wilson of Sackville-street, linen draper, under false representations.

     A meeting of the Medical Practitioners of Waterford was held on Saturday to consider the terms proposed by the Poor Law Commissioners for vaccination under the act. Dr. Poole presided. Resolutions characterizing the terms in question as entirely too low, were adopted.

     The introduction of the cleaning, lighting and watching act was adopted at Ennis, after stormy discussion, by a majority of 66 to 32. The meeting was held by Messrs. Carrick and O'Dwyer, magistrates.

     Four brothers of the name of Kelly, are arrested at Rochford-bridge, for conspiracy to murder Thomas P. Uniacke, Esq, a magistrate of Westmeath.
    

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  THE ARMY

     The Court-Martial on Captain Reynolds.- The un dit at the united Service Clubs is understood to be that the gallant officer will be condemned to the loss of his commission, but attended by a strong  recommendation on account of previous circumstances. The Deputy Judge-Advocate-General, Mr. Serjeant Arabin, after laying the proceedings before her Majesty at Windsor Castle, transacted business at the Commander-in-Chief's office. The result will be promulgated in a day or two.

     Wilful Murder.- Two men named Pat Hyland and John Nally, were committed to our county gaol on yesterday, for the wilful murder of a very respectable man named Michael Ansboro, of Hollymount. We have not as yet heard the exact particulars, but we believe that the prisoners had a vindictive feeling towards their unfortunate victim and on his return from the fair of Dunsmona on Saturday last, they met and beat him to death. The deceased had on his person when murdered a large sum of money, not one penny of which was abstracted.--Mayo Telegraph.

     Major-General Sir Wm. Parker Carroll, accompanied by his Aid-descamp, arrived in Castlebar on Tuesday. The gallant General is, we rejoice to state, in the enjoyment of excellent health and spirits. On Wednesday at 11 o'clock the depot of the 5th Fusiliers were inspected by Sir William.-- Telegraph

     Privates William M'Mahon, (18 years service) and William Burell's 20th regiment garrison courts-martial was read to the Regt. on the 13th inst. the former sentenced to 64 days imprisonment and hard labour for habitual drunkenness, being his tenth or twelfth conviction for the same offence; the latter for theft, and disgraceful conduct, and having been repeated more than once, he was sentenced and received 150 lashes, and recommended by the court to be discharged with ignominy.

     Lieutenant William B. Weekes, R.N. is dismissed for striking his superior officer, Commander Joseph Gape. Mr. R. Synge succeeds him at Stoke bay.

     The Magistrates of Cork have decided that carts loaded with manure are exempt from turnpike tolls.

     Captain O'Halloran has been provided for, along with his wife and twelve children, in a situation at Wellington, New Zealand.

     Captain Adams' company of the 36th depot marched from Clare Castle to Gort, yesterday to occupy barracks.

     There is a vacancy on the retired list of Captain Royal Artillery occasioned by the death of Major Amhurst Wright at Malta.

     Ten of the crew of the Alchymist, from Quebec, arrived in Dublin, are committed for having one hundred and twenty-eight pound of tobacco secreted on board.

     Alexander Campbell, leaving a public house in Tulla, where he continued drinking until he was drunk, fell down stairs, and injured his spine, of which he died.

     Mr. M'Sweeney, of Cork, the celebrated table-net maker to her Majesty has retired from business.

     Braham, the vocalist is gone to America, after seeing his daughter married to Lord Waldegrave.

     Sir Roger Palmer is to be High Sheriff of Mayo for the ensuing year.

     Large seizures of unsound and bad pork have been made almost every day for the last month in the markets and provision stores of Belfast.

     The Mayor of Cork has declared his resolution to put down Forestalling in that market.

     Sub-Inspector Blake has received from the Lord Lieutenant 20, as a reward for his forebearance in not firing on the mob at the last fair of Castleotway.

     Saturday week 240 emigrants embarked under the auspices of Mr. Bernard at Cork, for Australia. They were preceded to the quays by a band of music.

     A Dissenting Minister perished in the Victory of Bristol, from Tenby, lost in a squall, with all the crew, off Portlock, on Wednesday.

     Mr. John O'Connell, M.P. presided at the Lienster Provincial Repeal meeting on Wednesday at Kilkenny, and Mr. Pat Lalor, of Tinnekil, at the dinner. The speeches and proceedings were only a second edition of those at Limerick, and the character of the assembly just even so respectable.

     George Bryan, Esq., M.P. for Kilkenny, a Roman Catholic, refused to attend the Leinster Repeal meetings on Wednesday last.

     Masons are wanted for the Tralee Workhouse.

     Wheat sowing is very forward in the counties of Limerick, Cork and Clare, the month of October having been hitherto auspicious to agricultural operations. In fact finer weather at this season has not been known for the last 30 years.

     The Rev. Mr. Waters, Roman Catholic clergyman, on the French mission, has been put upon his trial at the quarter sessions at Cootehill, county of Cavan, before P.M. Murphy, Esq. Assistant-barrister, on a charge of wilful perjury. It appeared that the Rev. gentleman was assaulted on the high road. He lodged information against his assailants. They, in retaliation, tendered the formations against the priest for alleged perjury in his depositions, but he was honourably acquitted; and his accusers were found guilty of an assault upon him.

DUBLIN GARRISON

     Two and a half companies of the 26th regiment, under the command of Captain Dickenson, consisting of one captain, three subalterns, one staff, nine sergeants, eight corporals, two drummers, and 211 privates, arrived in Dublin from Belfast on Thursday morning.
     The following sentences, by general courts-martial, awarded the undermentioned men, were promulgated by Town-Major White, in presence of detachments from each corps in garrison, previous to guard mounting on Thursday morning, viz:-
     Private W. Koyle, 22d, desertion and making away with his necessaries, to be transported for 14 years.
     Private J. Weir, 22d, for striking Sergeant R. Mar*in while in the execution of his duty, to be transported for 7 years.
     Private John Corbit, 38th, for desertion and making away with his necessaries, to be transported for 14 years.
     Private W. Davidson, alias Anderson, 42d Highlanders, escaping from an escort while on his way to Dublin, to be tried for desertion, robbing the corporal in command of 3l. 15s. and violently assaulting a constable when in custody, to be transported for life.
     Private Joseph Hargreaves, 84th, disobedience of orders while on march to Dublin, to be transported for 7 years.
     Private John Connelly, 88th, desertion and making away with his necessaries, and previous to desertion allowing a prisoner to escape, to be transported for 14 years.

THE REV. THEOBALD MATHEW

     On Saturday the Rev. Mr. Mathew arrived in Sligo, for the purpose of administering the Temperance pledge, and during Sunday the town presented a most animated appearance. The teetotallers, to the number of 1600 walked in procession to the chapel, and on Sunday evening, and the subsequent evenings, the temperance band played round the town. The vast multitudes from all directions, who flocked in to take the pledge, exceeded any notion previously formed of the matter. In his addresses to the people, he exhorted them to avoid all political and religious disputes- to cultivate a spirit of good will, of christian charity to their neighbours of every persuasion- to avoid all secret societies, and those emissaries who go about inducing persons to take unlawful oaths, and then betraying their names to the authorities. There was a moral sublimity deeply impressive in the spectacle at so many thousand human beings influenced by one man, and on their knees repeating after him the words of the Temperance pledge. Previous to his departure the Rev. Gentleman presented the Rev. Mr. Feeny with 100 donation for the poor of the parish, and 20 to buy instruments for the teetotal band, and to the Society's fund he gave 10l. The money received for medals and cards, the Sligo Journal says, could not amount to more than 2,000! Seventy-five publicans are retiring from business in the town.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29,  1840

CONVICTIONS AT THE GALWAY SESSIONS

     The following are our convictions at our last Sessions. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr. Henry O'Loghlen, the Local Prosecutor, for zeal in the discharge of his duty, and as to Mr. Freeman, it is scarcely necessary for us to say he has given general satisfaction. The Under-sheriff, Mr. Cowan, was complimented by him yesterday for diligence and activity:-
     Richard Joyce, Sheep Stealing, 10 years transportation; Patt Casserly, Sheep Stealing, 10 years transportation; Thomas Graven, Sheep Stealing, 10 years transportation; Mary Connor, Larceny, 7 years transportation; Peter Rabbit, an assault, 7 years transportation; Peter Joyce, Sheep Stealing, 12 months imprisonment with hard labour;  Patt M'Tighe, Murty M'Tighe, an assault 12 months imprisonment with hard labour; William Kelly, assault with intent to______, 9 months imprisonment with hard labour; Thomas Mulkern, Michael Mulkern, an assault, 9 months imprisonment; Thomas Greany, a rescue, fortnights imprisonment; Martin Clancy, a rescue, fortnights imprisonment; Thomas Blandell, Larceny, 6 weeks imprisonment; Michael Mannion, assault, 1 months imprisonment; Michael Geyneti, assault, 6 weeks imprisonment; Michael O'Loughlan, 1 months imprisonment; Margaret Joyce, 1 months imprisonment; Catherine Gernett, 1 months imprisonment; Jane M'Cleary, uttering base coin, 12 months imprisonment and hard labour.

A HUMANE LANDLORD

     It is gratifying to have to record acts of humane and benevolent Landlords and it affords us much satisfaction when we have an opportunity of doing so, John Digby, Esq. the proprietor of the island of Arran, haws transmitted a large supply of Blankets to Patrick O'Finherty, Esq. J.P., with a request that he would be pleased to distribute them amongst the most indigent of his tenantry in the Islands. Such a generous and humane act at the approach of winter is highly creditable in the feelings of this kind and indulgent Landlord, and must call forth the thanks and gratitude of poor peasantry, to whose comforts he has administered such welcome relief. This supply of blanketting was furnished through Mr. Digby's agent, George Thompson, Esq., who is also a gentleman of very charitable and benevolent disposition, and in whom the Island of Arran are indebted for many acts of kindness for the last 39 years.

POOR LAWS

     John Kirwan, Esq., Castleknacket, presided over a meeting of the Town Poor Law Guardians, when the death of George Blake, Esq., Devon, one of the Guardians of the Liskeavy electorial division was was reported. It was resolved, that no person should be appointed to vaccinate within the Union, who had not acquired the degree of Medical Doctor, Surgeon, or Apothecary. The next resolution was, that the medical men should make an affirmation before the Guardians, of the number of persons successfully vaccinating for them. Doctors Turner, Prendergast, and French were called in, and the proposition of giving six pence per head for those successfully being made to them they refused taking it, and offered to act gratuitously, sooner than accept such a sum. In order to mend the matter, it was proposed that the medical man get 20 provided he vaccinated 800 persons, and 6l per head for everyone under the number. The other four medical practitioners at 15 subject to the reduction which was agreed to. The gentlemen appointed for the Union were Dr. Turner for Tuam; Dr. Prendergast for Dunsmote; Dr. Hartnet for Headford; Dr. Blake, Milltown, and Dr. French, Monivea.

POOR LAWS

     CASTLEBAR WORKHOUSE- The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the workhouse took place on Saturday last and was performed by the Right Hon., the Earl of Lucan, Chairman of the Board. The noble lord was attended on this occasion by Joseph Burke, Esq. Assistant Poor Law Commissioner, Colonel Blake, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Coury, Deputy Vice Chairman, the Hon. Frederick Cavendish and several members of the Board of Guardians. The Earl of Lucan having been provided with a white silk apron and silver trowel, proceeded to set the stone in a cavity of which he placed a series of the current coin of the realm, and a temperance medal. After going through the usual ceremony his Lordship addressed those present, and said that he fervently trusted that the house, the first tone of which he had then laid, would fulfil the beneficial intention which the legislature had in view in adopting it-namely, the relief of the destitute poor. As far as he (Lord Lucan) and his brother guardians were concerned, they were anxious to give the working of the measure every facility in their power. His Lordship after some more remarks, divided a handsome donation to the workmen engaged in the building-Mr. Assistant Commissioner Burke said that he joined with the noble lord in the fervent hope for the success of the measure in which they were engaged, and most truly could he bear out what his Lordship had said, with respect to the manner in which the Castlebar Board of Guardians have acted. No body of men could perform their duties more efficiently, more conscientiously, or with more anxious desire to give every facility to the well working of the measure. He (Mr. Burke) was glad that a temperance medal was deposited in the stone, as it would hereafter show the period at which one good and worthy man was able to effect so great a moral revolution in the habits of the great bulk of the people of this country.

     Cork continues to hold it pre-eminence over any provincial town or city in Ireland, in the begetting vice, the intoxication of the lower classes, 51 common drunkards having been taken up there between Saturday night and Monday morning last.
     Mr. Gregg, Solicitor, complained to Mr. Baldwin, assistant barrister at the Cork sessions, that he had been called in the street, a liar and scoundrel by Dr. Ahearne, for having entracted in evidence that the Doctor took half-crown fees. The barrister condemned the attack, but could not deem it a contempt of court.
     The Cork board of guardians resolved to turn out all the able-bodied paupers in search of harvest work, which now occupies many hands.
     The Lord Lieutenant's custom is not withdrawn from Luke Dillon, in consequence of his having joined the repealers.

EQUITY EXCHEQUER

Dominick Lynch and others, Plaintiffs.
Dominick Deane Skerrett, a Lunatic, and others, Defendants.

Pursuant to a Decree of her Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland, made in this cause, bearing date 7th day of February, 1840, I hereby require all Creditors and Legalees of Ambrose Skerrett, late of Kilroe, in the County of Galway, deceased, and also all persons having claims upon the sum of 2731 14s 3d, in my Report of the 23rd day of January, 1843, reported to be due to the Defendant, John Joseph Skerrett as Administrator, with the Will annexed of said Ambrose Skerrett, deceased, to come before me at my Chambers on the Inn's Quay, Dublin, on or before the 5th day of December, 1840, and prove their respective demands, otherwise they will be precluded the benefit of said decree.
       Dated this 5th day of November, 1840.
            ACHESTON LYLE, S.R.
     Thomas Conry, Esq., Attorney for Plaintiff's, 20 Lower Dominick-street, Dublin.

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     In the matter of Francis Hadley, James M'Donough, and James Graham of Galway in the county of the Town of Galway, now or lately co-partners in Trade, Trading under the name, style and firm of Hadley, M'Donough and Company.
     Bankrupts.

There will be a meeting of the Creditors of the Bankrupts in this matter on Tuesday the 17th day of November next at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon before the Commissoiners of Bankrupt or one of them at the Court of Bankruptcy, Four Courts, Inn's quay, in the City of Dublin, for the purpose of deciding upon the offer of composition which was made on behalf of the Bankrupts, Francis Hadley and James M'Donough at a meeting of the Creditors of the said Bankrupts held on pursuant to 5th...4th chap. 14 sec. 151 on the 31st day of August last, at which meeting on the 17th day of November next, all Creditors of the said Bankrupts who have not yet proved their debts will be at liberty to prove same.
     Dated this 15th day of November, 1840.
              -JAMES BLAKENEY Agent
               BARRY COLLINS, Registrar.

IN CHANCERY

Anne Disney, Widow of Alexander Disney, Esq. Executors of Fownes Disney, deceased, Plaintiffs.

Anne Eyre, Widow and Administratix of the Rev. Richard Eyre, deceased the Rev. Richard Booth Eyre and others, Defendants.

Pursuant to a Decree made in this cause bearing date the 16th day of June 1849. I hereby require all Creditors and Legatees of the Rev. Richard Eyre, late of Eyrecourt and of Hasson Park, in the county of Galway, L.L.D., deceased, in the pleadings in this cause named, and all persons having charges and incumbrances affecting the real and freehold Estates of the said Rev. Richard Eyre, to come in before me at my Chambers on the Inn's quay, Dublin, on or before Thursday the 3rd of December next, and prove their respective demands, otherwise they will be precluded all benefit arising from said Decree.
     Dated this 3rd day of November, 1840.
                  For
                    MASTER HENN
                   WM. CURRY
James O'Dowd, Solicitor for the Plaintiffs, Office 38, Anngier-street, Dublin.

CHANGES IN CUSTOM-HOUSE

     Nicholas E. Browne, Esq. for some time acting Landing Waiter in the Custom department of Liverpool, is promoted and removed to the port of Galway, as Comptroller of Customs, in the room of the late _______ Comyns, Esq whose death we announced some time since. The arrival of Mr. Browne in his native town, where he was deservedly a great favourite, and much esteemed and respected, must be gratifying to his numerous friends and respectable connexions, and we entertain no doubt of his affording very general satisfaction to the traders of the port in the discharge of his official duties.
     Mr. Patrick Daly, of the Custom-house of this port, has been removed to Belfast on promotion, and two other gentlemen in the same department here, have received letters notifying an intention of changing them to other ports.

 

 

     St. Clair O'Malley, Esq., has ceased to be agent to Lord Lucan's large estates in Connaught.
     The Rev. T. Mathew is expected at Newcastle in November, where he will administer the temperance pledge.
     Mr. Dwyer, Kilkenny, shopkeeper, was killed by falling from a jaunting car.
     James Sproule, Esq., late of Strabane, was drowned at Jamaica last August, when preparing to return to Ireland, after thirty six years absence.
     Mr. Taaffe lost his pocketbook, and 280l at Ballinasloe fair.
     Constable Scott and sub-Constable Ehriel have arrested two of the worst characters in the county Galway charged with a capital assault on the person of an unprotected female. For this praiseworthy act they are recommended by their sub-Inspector either for promotion or the usual reward.
     It is a remarkable fact that in the four divisions or Excise walks of Limerick, not more than a dozen of spirit licences have elapsed this quarter, compared with the same period of last year and the trade has evidently revived.
     A fracas is reported to have occurred at a petty sessions in the county Clare between two country gentlemen, who struck each other after a violent altercation and the affair will most likely come before the Queen's bench.
     The Marquis of Clanricarde is chosen President of the Agricultural Society and school newly formed at Loughrea.
     The new Chapel of Kilrush is now being slated and when it is covered in, which is expected to be in November, will be consecrated by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese. The Rev. Mr. Mathew has kindly promised to preach the consecration sermon, and on this occasion will administer the pledge in Kilrush, where he is most anxiously expected, as it is his first visit to that extensive and populous district. The Parish Priest, the Rev. Mr. Kenny, deserves much praise for his active exertions in the building of an edifice, which for design and execution will not be surpassed by any other in the south of Ireland when completed.
     While Protestants, under graduates of Trinity College, are denied the privilege of access to Trinity College library, Roman Catholic Priests have liberty of ingress and egress, and of reading or extracting from the books to be found in that depository of learning.
     The Nuns of the Visitation order have arrived from England at Madras, and opened an Establishment there, and a school for 400 children. The lady superior is Mrs. Smyth, widow of an English Colonel. Dr. Carew, the Roman Catholic Bishop, and his clergy gave the Sisterhood a public procession on their arrival.
    Owen Kehoe, an Irish labourer in the dock-yards of Liverpool, murdered his wife this week.
     Father Mathew preached at Gort on Sunday in behalf of the Roman Catholic School, and left 120 in local charities.

MR NELSON.

     We feel great pleasure in announcing the arrival of Mr. Nelson, the celebrated optician. He, since his last visit to Galway, has obtained a medal from the Royal Dublin Society, at the exhibition of Irish manufacturers, for the beauty, excellence, and correctness of his lenses and mirrors. An opportunity is now afforded to those who may wish to suit themselves in lenses, mirrors, and other optical apparatus, as he has a splendid assortment of each ready for inspection at Kilroy's room; his stay in Galway is limited to a few days.

THE 67TH REGIMENT

     The Depot of the 67th regiment at present quartered in this town, under the command of Major Orange, was inspected this day at Eyre-square, by General Sir W.P. Carroll, who after putting them through their various evolutions, and minutely inspecting the internal arrangements and economy of the corps, expressed himself highly gratified with their soldier-like appearance and military tactics. The urbanity and gentlemanly demeanour of Major Orange and the officers of his regiment, and the orderly appearance and conduct of the men since their arrival in Galway, has acquired for them the esteem and respect of the inhabitants, and has also called forth the marked approbation of the brave and gallant officer who reviewed to-day this distinguished corps.
     General Sir W.P. Carroll, stopt at Nolan's hotel, and expressed himself to the proprietor much pleased with the attention, comfort, and accommodation he received.

CATHOLIC CHURCH

     The parishioners of  Outerard have presented a very handsome Snuff Box (value Twenty Guineas) to the Rev. Michael Phew, R.C.C., on his late removal from that district to Oranmore, as trifling testimony of their very great esteem and affection for that excellent and exemplary clergyman.

THE ARMY

     P.J. Blake, Esq., Royal Irish Fusileers, brother to the county Limerick Inspector, is now senior lieutenant of that regiment.
     Captain Gleeson, late of the Constabulary, now proprietor of the Mayo Mercury, is selling off his establishment.
     Eight hundred percussion muskets arrived at Cork for the 42nd royal highlanders, and were delivered from the Custom-house, on Tuesday. Two hundred stand of them are to be forwarded to the depot at Carlow.
     Lieut. H. Tuckett, late 11th Hussars, was on Wednesday brought up at Wandsworth, before the magistrates, for shooting at the Earl of Cardigan, with intent to kill, in the late duel at Wimbledon. He was held to bail in 1000l, and two sureties of 500l each.
     Dr. Johnston, 48th, is under orders to proceed to join the service companies at Gibraltar. His removal from the depot at Youghal is very much regretted being deservedly much liked by all, for his extreme kindness to the sick and benevolence to the poor.
     Captain R.A. Reynolds, 11th Hussars, is dismissed the service, but strongly recommended to her Majesty's gracious consideration. Lieut. Col. Lord Cardigan has not escaped the animadversions of the court-martial.
     Major General Sir Hugh Gough reviewed the 15th Hussars at Bangalore last July, after which the regiment marched for Madras.
     Sir Hugh Gough handed over the command of the troops in Madras presidency to Lieut. General Whittingham, who has directed the orders of his gallant predecessor to remain in full force.
     Notice was given to the Chelsea pensioners at Woolwich, that they must attend on the 15th next month, when such men as are found able to do duty will be embodied for home services in her Majesty's garrisons and forts.
     The 97th expects to leave Limerick the first week of next month for Cork.
     Two corporals and three privates of the Royal Marines were killed, and 14t severely wounded in an unsuccessful attack upon Gebail Castle, Beyrout, on the 12th Sept. Lieut. Gifford, of the Cyclops, was severely wounded. The Albanians evacuated the fortress next day, and it is now garrisoned by Marines from the Hastings. Second Lieut. Adair, R.M., was slightly wounded.
     The 20th regt. Col. Thomas M.P., was inspected on the 10th instant at Dublin, when the Lieutenant-General commanding expressed his high opinion of their soldier-like appearance, the care and exactness of their manoeuverings the  neatness of their appointments, the cleanliness and general air of comfort to their barrack-rooms and Hospital, &c.
     The Hon. Richard Cherteris, son of Lord Elchu, and grand son of the Earl of Wemysephas entered the army at second Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade.
     The Officers of the 4th Dragoons and 17th regt. gave a splendid fancy dress ball on the anniversary of the capture of Ghuznee.
     Lieut. Halkett, 4th Dragoons, has left India for Europe.
     Captain Crosier, 26th Bombay Native Infantry, is appointed Brigade Major at Poona.
     Lieut. Dorehill, 3rd Ensign Elliott, 16th, and Capt. L'Estrange, 21st, have left Calcutta for England.
     Lieut. Fayrer, R.N., is dismissed from his situation of Commander of the steam-vessel President, because he could not make his vessel perform the voyage across the Atlantic, in as short a time as the Clyde built steamers.
     Thomas C. Ponsonby, Esq. Lieutenant Royal Navy, late of Crotto house, Kerry, is appointed to the command of the Lucifer steam frigate, on the Irish station.
     The army pensioners in Cork are this quarter made liable for the support of their wives and children, who may be in the work-house, under the 56th section of the Poor Law Act.

IN CHANCERY

Abraham John Crieghton, Esq., Plaintiff
Edward Birch Smyth, Joshua Smith and Elizabeth his wife, and others, Defendants.

Pursuant to the Decree made in this cause, dated the 1st day of July, 1840, I will on Thursday, the 19th day of December next, at the hour of One o'Clock in the afternoon, at my Chambers on the Inn's Quay, Dublin, Set Up and Sell to the highest and fairest bidder, all that and those, the several plots, tenements, bog land, and premises, that is to say the plot or tenement No. 1, known by the name of the Waterfall plot, No. 2 known by the name of the Soup Boilers plot, No. 3, the Mill holding with one Rood of Land annexed as formerly leased to James D'Arcy, No. 4, thirty Acres of Bog Situate on the East of the road leading from Clifden to Streamstown, and distant from said Clifden about one mile, No. 5, that plot known by the name of James O'Dowd's plot, No. 6, called Doctor Grey's holding, and No. 7 the field known by the name of James Faherty's field, which said several plots, tenements, bog and premises are situate in and near the said town of Clifden, in the barony of Ballinahinch, in the county of Galway, aforesaid, together with the Distillery, Brew House, Malt House, Offices and Mill, and all and singular the fixtures and utensils therein respectfully, together also with the Mill and Mill Race, water, and watercourses necessary for said Mill, with the appurtenances, consisting in the whole 40 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches, late Irish plantation measure, be the same more or less, for the purposes in said decree mentioned, which said premises are held by lease dated 19th of August 1825, for three lives renewable for ever, under John D'Arcy, of Clifden Castle, Esq, at an annual rent of 8 10s. sterling late currency.
      Dated this day of Nov. 1840.
            WILLIAM CURRY.
Alexander Worthington, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, 29 North Frederick street.

BIRTHS.

     At Barna Lodge, near this town, on the 4th instant, the lady of William Kelly, Esq. of a son.
     At the house of her father, in Ennis, County Clare, the lady of Henry Banks, Esq. of the Galway National Bank, of a son.

MARRIED.

     At Edinburgh, by the Rev. R.Q. Shannon, William Cowell, Esq., only son of the late Lieut.-Colonel Cowell, 83d Regiment, to Julia Mary Cruise, late of the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, second daughter of George Russell Cruise, Esq., of Dublin.
     Peter Geraghty, Esq. of Castle Bellew, in this county, to Mary, only daughter of Patrick O'Reilly, Esq. of Glan, same county.

DIED.

     On the 12th instant, of water on the Brain, after a few days illness, Wilhelmina Frances, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Wm. King, of the City of Cork, aged seven years and seven months.
     In Lower Mount street, Dublin, on the 7th instant, Matilda Eliza, eldest daughter of William Graham, Esq., late Captain 74th regiment, and grand daughter of the late Richard Blake, of Garracloon, in the County of Mayo, Esq.
     A few days since, near Loughrea, in this county, to the inexpressible regret of her family and friends, Mrs. Banfield, the wife of Andrew Banfield, Esq., a lady of the most amiable and conciliating manners, of a humane and benevolent disposition and a pious and exemplary christian. She was esteemed and respected by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and her death is a source of deep affliction to the poor to whom she was a genuine benefactor.


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