The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, January 3, 1827
OUTRAGE & REWARD
Whereas on the Night of the 24th of
DECEMBER inst. Four Pieces of BLANKETS were maliciously Cut and Destroyed, in
the Tenters at the Butts Garden, the property of Mrs. Catherine Moran, Mr. James
Kelly, and Messrs. James and Edmund Reade.
Weight of the 4d. Loaf for the Week ending December 30, 1826
Mr. Coyne... 2 lb 1oz 0dr
Several others are selling loaves of
less weight for 3 1/2d.- The above averages 1lb. 14oz. 7dr.- By order of the
In King-street, on Sunday last, the Lady of Thomas Hartford, Esq. of a daughter.
We the Undersigned, request a MEETING of the ROMAN CATHOLICS of the Country and City of Kilkenny,
On TUESDAY, the 9th of JAN. 1827,
at the Hour of One o'clock, to be held in the DIOCESAN CHAPEL,
St. JAMES'S for the purpose of preparing Petitions to the Legislatures for the
unconditional and total Repeal of the Civil Disabilities affecting our Body:
The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, January 10, 1827
At eight o'clock last night, as Kirwan and Cleary, two mounted Police Constables, from Caher, were on Patrol, they received intelligence that a party of five armed men were on the road in the direction of Woodroof; to this point they proceeded with all possible speed, accompanied by Mr. John Chaytor, who was at the time on is way to Clonmel. They soon came in sight of the five armed men, to whom they called to stop; but who ran off and got over the wall, except one fellow, whom they took, with a gun and bayonet, as he was in the act of climbing over. The rest of the gang ran to a house, where they shut themselves up; but the two Policemen (though encumbered with their prisoner) gallantly followed them, and burst in the door, when an action took place, in which one of the Police (Kirwan) was wounded by a shot through his side; the other (Cleary) was slightly wounded; and, it is said, one of the other party was killed, as he was fired at with deliberate aim, and seen to fall. Before the Police broke into the house, one of the fellows stripped himself and escaped through a window leaving his clothes behind. Mr. Chaytor was present during the transaction, and a ball struck close to one of his feet. It was he who received the first intelligence of the party being on the road before him, on his way to Clonmel, from a poor man whom he met. The intelligence having reached Caher, Mr. Sargent and some of the Police from Caher promptly proceeded to the spot, as did the Clonmel Police with great celerity, at half-past ten last night on receiving the intelligence. They were immediately followed by W. Perry and W. Quinn, jun. Esqrs. from the Grove Hunt party at the Globe. The above is a hasty and very important sketch of this transaction, which reached us just as we were going to press, and till our next we cannot have the particulars; but we have abundant proof that the two Policemen engaged in this transaction evinced extraordinary decision and courage in the discharge of their duty.
DUBLIN POLICE-COLLEGE STREET
The Wren, the Wren, the King of all Birds,
Mr. Peter Wren, a smart little cockney,
with a solitary eye and an Ashantee nose, appeared before the Magistrates of
this office on Tuesday morning, to answer a charge of voraciousness alleged
against him by an elderly female, who presented a visage of fat, freckled, and
greasy, like the first cut of a rich plum pudding. The Magistrate inquired into
the circumstances, the lady who passes by the name of Alicia M'Donough, stated
that the accused party having taken a fancy to her house, and, as she once
thought to her person, had bargained to lodge and board with her, at the rate of
ten shillings per week. She, however, never speculated upon having to add more
to her usual provender on account of Mr. Wren, who told her he was in a deep
decline, and that a basin of gruel was all he would require from sun-rise to
sun-set. Strange to tell, however, his fondness for food encreased to an
alarming degree, although the air in her neighbourhood was more calculated to
injure than increase the appetite of a Hottentot. She, however, struggled on for
some time, until Christmas Day, when Mr. Wren, who became most voracious, and
even delicate in his taste, having come to his dinner a little flummuxed (to use
the lady's classical illustration) he sat down to table with an evident
determination to find fault, and displayed it in a most unequivocal manner by
basting Mrs. M'Donough with a roast goose, and sousing her with the gravy. This
being rather an unpleasant Christmas box, and not being in the habit of bridling
her passions, she returned the compliment with the remnant of a ham and its
accompaniments, and after leaving Mr. Wren's face like a sheet of marble
paper, she called the watch, who subsequently found the delinquent hid in a
little garden at the rere of Mrs. M'Donough's concern. This was the sum and
substance of the case, and Mr. Wren having been called on for something in the
shape of a defence, told the Magistrate in a tone of voice, half lisp and
half whistle, that he had been most abominably treated by the fair Alicia, who
never had any thing in the shape of a delicacy on her table, his common food
being steaks, chops, an odd bit of corn beef occasionally varied by fish, and
sometimes a morsel of roast pork.
At Ballygallane, in the county
Waterfrd, N. Purcell O'Gorman, Esq. Secretary to the Catholics of Ireland, to
Mary, only daughter of the late Alexander Power, of Ballygallane, Esq.
It is with much regret, that we
have to announce the death of Denis Kavanaugh, Esq. He fell a victim to a fever,
on Saturday, the 6th inst. and is much lamented by a numerous circle of friends.
CARLOW, JAN. 4- DEATH FROM WANT- The lifeless body of a wretched man, named Esmonde, who had long been an animated picture of human misery in this place, was discovered yesterday morning lying upon a heap of manure in one of the lanes. The cold of a frosty night had combined with a destitution of food and almost raiment, to extinguish the life of a man whose father had been blessed with affluence.
THE FIRE IN DUBLIN.- Sir A.B. King, is
to present Bills to the Grand Jury for his claims for loss upon the City at
large of a malicious fire. The death of Mr. Butler is now added to the list of
casualties. The family of poor Kenny are to receive the amount of a liberal
The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, January 20, 1827
COUNTY AND CITY OF KILKENNY
At a numerous and most respectable
AGGREGATE MEETING of ROMAN CATHOLICS of the COUNTY AND CITY OF KILKENNY, held at
St. JAMES'S CHAPEL, on TUESDAY, the 9th JAN., 1827, the following RESOLUTIONS
were proposed and unanimously agreed to:-
Resolved- That in consideration of the
powerful services of our distinguished Country man Daniel O'Connell, Esq. in the
cause of his Country, we avail ourselves of this opportunity to express our
feelings of unbounded confidence in his integrity and of gratitude for his
unwearied exertions in exposing the wrongs of Ireland.
ONE HUNDRED PUNCHEONS
Having retired from the Distilling
Trade, has taken out a Wholesale License for Six Months, to enable him to
dispose of his Stock of Spirits, in such quantities as will suit Retailers and
House-keepers, who will find an advantage in buying from him, as his intention
is to sell any quantity (at Distillery Prices) not less than two Gallons.
Begs to inform his Friends and the
Public that his Academy is now OPEN in HIGH-ST. for the reception of Pupils.
NEW GARDEN, GRASS, AND FLOWER SEEDS.
Begs leave to acquaint his Friends and
the Public, that he has just received an extensive and well chosen Assortment of
New Garden and Grass Seeds, Red and White Clover, and Trefoil, Buck Wheat,
Spring Vetches, Mangle Werzel, Split Peas, Durham Mustard, &c. &c.
TO BE LET UNFURNISHED,
Of the House situate in High-street,
adjoining the Thobel, lately occupied by Mr. Emanuel Fitzpatrick, containing
seven spacious rooms and a Kitchen.
At the house of the Hon. George Agar Ellis, M.P. Spring-Gardens, Lady Georgini Agar Ellis, of a daughter.
In London, Dr. Jones, author of the
Greek Lexicon, and other Learned Works.
The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, January 24, 1827
At Goodwood, her Grace the Duchess of Richmond, of a daughter.
On Friday morning, at his lodgings in
the North Main-street, Cork, of a malignant fever, taken in the discharge of his
ministerial duties, the Rev. J. O'Brien, Roman Catholic Curate of St. Peter and
The following tribute to the memory of
the late Rev. Mr. LYNCH, Curate of Castlecomer, came too late for insertion in
our last number. We gladly give it a place in our present paper.
BIRTH- Yesterday, in this City, the lady of Henry Nixon, Jun., Esq. of a daughter
THE NEW CATHOLIC RENT
The patriotic and exemplary Parish Priest of St. John's, the Rev. Mr. MULLINS, made an impressive appeal on Sunday last, to his Parishioners, in support of this laudable measure. After detailing the objects of this national and useful fund, and pressing upon his flock the necessity of its collection, he called their attention to topic of which he received intelligence a few moments before he entered the Chapel. It was a riot, for which preparations, and those, too, of the most systematic kind, were making for the last week by some unfortunate persons in Maudlin-street, and other more remote inhabitants of the Parish. They were to have met upon that day to decide the matter in dispute, but, owing to the truly christian exhortations of their Pastor and Friend, the Rev. Mr. MULLINS, the savage idea was abandoned. Alas! Irishmen, it is not against each other that your anger should be inflamed or your strength idly exhausted. We forgot to mention also, that the Rev. Mr. MAGEE, with his usual elegance, made a similar appeal at the early Mass, and that the people fully acceded to the wisdom and propriety of an immediate collection of the Rent. We sincerely hope that the great body of the Parochial Clergy will, as they have imitated the Parish of St. John's in convening the Parish Meetings, also follow its example in commencing with spirit the collection of this important fund.
KILKENNY MEDICAL HALL,
Begs to return his thanks, to his Friends and the Public, for the liberal support he has met with, since his opening the above Establishment, and hopes to merit a continuance thereof. He is, as usual, supplied with Patent and Proprietary Medicines, form Messrs. WARD and PRINGS, New Medical Hall, Westmorland-St., Dublin, which he disposes of at Dublin Prices. Some of which are as follows.-
Hippo Lozenges...1 0
An Apprentice of respectable
connections would be taken.
The following is an extract of a letter from Liverpool, dated January 11, from a passenger on board the Anacreon, bound to Africa:-' We are back, and may be very thankful for it; as an American packet ,the United States, of 600 tons, and two brigs are lost in Carnarvon Bay, and all drowned. The United States was a fine vessel, nearly new, and was commanded by Captain Wilson, bound from Liverpool for New York.'
The landed income of the Noblemen and Gentlemen who have already put their names to the Wexford Protestant Petition, in favour of their Roman Catholic brethren, amounts to upwards of one hundred and sixty thousand per annum.
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