The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, May 3, 1828
F A I R S.
Fairs will be held in GOWRAN, on the following Days, in every Year, viz.- On the 8th MARCH, 9th MAY, 10th AUGUST, 6th OCTOBER, and 8th DECEMBER. The above Fairs will be held CUSTOM FREE.
We, the undersigned, being in the Provision and
Cattle Trade, hereby assure the Public, that our Buyers have attended at the
Fairs lately held in Gowran, and will attend at the Fair, which is to be held on
the 9th of MAY NEXT, and continue to attend regularly at each of the succeeding
Fairs which will be held in the above Town:-
In Limerick, the lady of Captain
Jackson, Harbour Master, of a son.
At Rathcloheen, County Tipperary,
William Dunbar, Esq. of Cork, to Anne, daughter of the late James Mathew, Esq.
At Kells, in this County, on the 28th
inst. Jane Agness Phelan, in the 29th year of her age, 5th daughter of Nicholas
| CONVICTS IN NEW SOUTH
WALES.- The Sir J. Banks, transport, has arrived in Cork, to take out the
wives and children of Convicts who have been recommended to the Government for
good conduct, to New South Wales.
The Charitable and Benevolent Societies acknowledge
the receipt of nineteen shillings from a person who found a pound in the street,
and who paid a shilling thereout to the city bell-man for announcing the same.
ANOTHER MURDER IN TIPPERARY- Killenaule, April 24.- I am sorry to acquaint you, that on Sunday night an aged man, of the name of David Cunningham, was waylaid by nine men near Hellenpark, who bet him in so savage a manner, that he survived but till Tuesday. After beating him so cruelly, the party threw him over a gate. An inquest has been held on the body by Mr. T.L. Baker, Coroner, and a verdict of wilful murder pronounced against some of the persons concerned. The police have already apprehended some of them.
EXECUTION OF M. STAPLETON- On Saturday, about noon, a number of persons assembled opposite the Jail to witness the execution of Michael Stapleton, convicted at the last Assizes of highway robbery, and an assault on Patrick Ryan. He declared, that accompanied by another man, they met by mere chance the prosecutor on the road, that the moment he saw him his heart burned with revenge, as the prosecutor belonged to a party who had some time previously beaten him in an unmerciful manner, and he had still the mark of a large wound on his forehead. He stated that he instantly struck Ryan to the ground-his first intention was not murder- but he subsequently resolved to kill Ryan, and accordingly repeated his blows with stones and a stick, until he thought he was dead-he declared that he never robbed him, nor was robbery his object, and he was convinced that Ryan was not deprived of a single penny by the only person who was with him.- Stapleton was of the middle size, stoutly made, good looking, and only 28 years of age. He would read and write, and was intelligent. We sincerely trust that his unfortunate fate, as well as his solemn parting admonition will have due effect on the deluded partisans of unmeaning faction in this county.--Tipperary F. Press.
COMBINATION-POLICE OFFICE, CORK- Charles Turner, Michael Walsh, John Rorke, jun., and John Savage, appeared before Alderman Evanson and Bagnell, charged with and infraction of the 53d of the late King, chap. 86 and sec. 6. This trial lasted from two to half-past four o'clock, and we can now merely give an outline. The prisoners, it appeared by the evidence of Mr. Samuel Dennehy, of the Constitution Newspaper Office, had been for a considerable period employed on that establishment as compositors. In consequence of the proprietors having thought proper to engage a new Forman, a native of Scotland, it was necessary to displace one of the compositors. On the 31st of March, he intimated his arrangement to Walsh, and told him he should have the notice which it was usual to give on the discharge of a printer-namely, 14 days, accompanying the intimation by telling him to work during that period at the Book-house of the proprietors. Walsh requested permission to remain in the Newspaper Office until the expiration of the notice, to which witness assented; but, in order to save the establishment the expense of an extra man, he desired another compositor, named Ford, who had been as a "supernumerary" in the office, to go to the Book-house for a fortnight, after which he should be received permanently into the Constitution Office. "O no," said Ford, "I am reluctant to be instrumental in depriving any man of his situation, and I cannot think of remaining." "Neither shall I," said Tanner; "nor I," said Rorke- "nor I," said Walsh. "Are there any more of you," said witness; "if there be, give notice." Witness immediately discharged Ford. The prisoners continued to work until about three o'clock Saturday, the 12th of April. In the afternoon of that day, witness proceeded to the Printing Office, left copy for the men with the boys; and on looking at the cases found on that at which Walsh worked, a quantity of Long Primer letter, undistributed, thus evidently intending to impede the bringing out of the ensuing publication. On Monday morning the 14th inst., witness discovered the four prisoners absented themselves, and on enquiring for Clarke, found he also had not come to work. The Boys came in late, Clarke did not work during that day, and it was with the greatest difficulty and exertion the publication was brought out the next morning. After a long investigation, the prisoners were severally convicted by the Magistrates, and sentenced to two months' imprisonment, and hard labour at the tread mill.
The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, May 7, 1828
|BLOWING UP OF TWO GAMING HOUSES- On Saturday
night, in consequence of information received at the Head Police Office, Peace
Officers Lynch, Cox, Macartney, Hartly, Dixon, Gilbert, Jones, M'Donough, Manly,
& Russell, proceeded to "Hell" carrying on full business, in the
house No. 4, Burgh-quay, Dublin, where, being refused admittance, they erected
an entrance by breaking in the outer door with the assistance of sledges, and
two inner doors in succession by similar aid. In a parlour, on entering, they
found the enire of the gambling apparatus, as if immediately after being at
work. After a smart pursuit and close search, they apprehended eight persons,
concealed in different parts of the premises. These, together with their
"gambling appointments," they took to the Head Police-office. On their
returning to which they were fortunate enough to detect another similar
establishment, also in full business, in which they succeeded in making 18
prisoners. The whole was brought up before the Magistrates, when eight of them
deposited 10l. each, as security for their appearance on Monday before the
police authorities, to answer the charge against them. The remainder of their
companions in misfortune, or perhaps more properly in vice, were, in default of
bail, consigned to the care of the Governor of Newgate.
The Association met on Saturday
at the usual hour.
Mr. O'CONNELL rose and said, that he fully concurred in a great part of what had fallen from his friend Dr. Burke. He differed, however. He differed from him on one or two points. There was no donation given to Mr. Kildahl. For his very proper conduct on the trial of Mr. Kirwan, he got a lump sum of 500l. for his fees and trouble. Again, as to the consultations at Mr. Byrne's house, and at his own house, there were thirteen lawyers, and not seven, as stated by Mr. Burke. And what was very remarkable was, that in less than half an hour after they used to separate, the Solicitor for the Crown knew every thing that passed. He (Mr. O'Connell) did not mean to censure any particular person, but it was afterwards discovered that one of their most confidential lawyers was in the receipt of a secret pension from the Government; and that man was the late Leonard M'Nally [hear, hear and "shame".] He (Mr. O'C.) did not know if he had it in 1798, but he certainly got it before his death, and there must have been something done to merit a secret pension [hear.] If Dr. Burke had to pay even his share of the expenses, in case all the lawyers received money, he would have had 590l. to pay. But the Catholic Barristers, even the pensioners, Messrs. Bellew and Lynch, took none [hear, hear.] He was not going to vindicate the Catholics, who had acted shamefully by Dr. Burke; nor did he deny that the public money was squandered; for, having been detained rather late at the Courts one evening, when he returned home he found that 100l. had been granted to Mr. Kildahl. This made him undertake the office of Minister of Finance himself [a laugh.] Dr. Burke had been delegated from his own parish, and was made the victim of his integrity [cheers.] The debt was not paid, and now it ought to be paid in full, without any drawbacks. Mr. O'Connell, in conclusion, gave notice, that he would on Saturday next move that the claim of Dr. Burke be referred to the Finance Committee, and that they should report without delay [cheers.]
Mr. LAWLESS expressed his conviction of the justices of the claim, and promised to support it.
Mr. O'CONNELL gave notice of a motion for Saturday for procuring the names of the Clergy of the Diocese of Dublin who signed the Anti-Catholic petition.
Mr. BRAHAN alluded to a mis-statement in The Morning Register, under the head of private correspondence. It bore hard, and unjustly on the people of Tullamore, and on the Venerable Parish Priest, the Rev. Dr. O'Rafferty. He did not mean to throw any blame on the newspaper, but he hoped the statement would be contradicted.
Mr. BRADY concurred in the sentiments expressed by Mr. Bealtan, and pronounced a flowing panegyric on the merits and virtues, both public and domestic, of the veneraten Pastor of Tullamore. But, although he repelled the imputation contained in the article alluded to, yet no blame could attach to papers, as it was impossible that some mistakes should not occur.
Mr. STAUNTON said that he received the communication through a very respectable channel, and that his reason for inserting it was, that in nine out of ten cases he found it has a good effect [hear, hear.]
Mr. SECRETARY O'GORMAN said he had received from an anonymous correspondent in Leighlin-bridge, some letters containing forged notes, as subscriptions to the rent [loud laughter.] If this person thought he was either vexing him (Mr. O'G.) or lessening their funds by postage, he was miserably mistaken, as, whenever he got those notes, he waited on Sir Edwd. Lees, who kindly returned the postage [hear.]
Mr. O'GORMAN HAMON alluded to the persecutions carried on in the County of Clare, by the Rev. Mr. Synge, against the peasantry who withheld their children from proselytising schools. He had an application for some money, which he moved should be referred to the Finance Committee.
Mr. O'CONNELL seconded the motion-He thought they should make an application to the Bishop of Killaloe, not to renew the leases of the Rev. Gentleman, and, lest his Lordship should sustain any loss, they ought to enter into a subscription.
Mr. O'GORMAN MAHON.-By H_____n, I'll give 100l. [cheers.]
Mr. O'CONNELL.- I'll not follow my friend in swearing-but I'll follow his example in giving another 100l. [loud cheers.]
Mr. O'GORMAN said he would contribute likewise as far as he could.
The motion was then put and carried unanimously.
Mr. O'CONNELL moved and Mr. LAWLESS seconded-that the advertisements of the Association should not be given to any newspapers which did not publish the New Catholic Rent List. Carried.
Mr. O'CONNELL postponed his motion on the subject of the Earl of Shrewsbury's late work-until Mr. Sheil would be present. The learned gentleman then entered at great length into the subject of the Irish manufactures; and moved, first, that no person should be allowed to speak in the Association who did not wear an Irish silk velvet collar to his coat [cheers and laughter.] Carried.
The other resolutions were merely recommendatory to the gentlemen to wear silk serge lining (Irish manufacture) to their surtouts, and to the ladies to wear Irish tabinets.
The resolutions, having been seconded by Mr. LAWLESS, passed unanimously.
Mr. COPPINGER having been called to the Chair, and thanks returned to Mr. O'DWYER, the Association adjourned at seven o'clock.
A man, of the name of Carpenter, exposed his wife to sale at Smithfield on Monday. Two bidders contended for the purchase, and she was going to be adjudged to the highest bidder for 2l. when her husband, properly conceiving that, at this rate she must be good for something, brought her in again.--London Paper.
At Brittas, county of Meath, the lady
of Edward Bligh, Esq., of a son.
On Tuesday, the 29th ult., at Iwistloge, by the Rev. Dr. Park, Standish Hartrick, of New Ross, Esq., to Henrietta Mary, second daughter of the late H.B. Innes, Esq.
STATE OF IRELAND
Lord Darnley made his promised motion, relative to the state of Ireland, on Thursday night. Amongst other personages who spoke on the subject was Lord Lorton, who is represented as having recommended Parliament to do something for the relief of the Poor and to "extinguish the Popish Priests without ceremony!" The Duke of Wellington made a speech remarkable for its avoidance of all allusion to the Association, or the Catholic Question. His Grace thinks it impossible that a people can suffer great privation, when potatoes can be had for three farthing a stone.- We beg to suggest to his Grace, that if potatoes were to be had even for one-third of this cost, it would not be of great consequence to those who have not the price of them- and hundreds of thousands of such creatures are scattered through this miserable country!- There is, we fear, less consolation, or hope for poor Ireland to be gathered from the debate on this motion than any thing that has occurred in Parliament since the beginning of the present session.
Patients in Hospital on the 1st of May
Under cure on the 1st
TO TAKE OUT
STAINS OR SPOTS UPON SILK, WITHOUT INJURING THEIR COLOUR.- Take five parts of
common water, and six parts of alum, well pounded; boil the mixture a short
time; after which pour it into a vessel to cool. Previous to using, the mixture
must be made warm; then wash the stained part with it and leave to dry.
The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, May 10, 1828
| Henry V. Stewart, Esq.
M.P. has generously presented the Rev. Michael O'Donnell, P.P. with twenty
pounds, towards building the Roman Catholic Chapel at Clashmore, County
The Clergy and the members of the Mechanics' Institute of Nenagh, gave a tasteful and elegant dinner to 400 children at the Catholic Free School of that Town. The enthusiasm evinced by the little happy creatures, was truly gratifying to the benevolent spectators.
The famous Steeple Chase over the Rashane Course, with seven five feet and a half walls, was won on the last day by Mr. Erwin's brown horse Bindon, beating, perhaps, the two best steeple chase horses in Ireland, Jerry and Segar. he was got by Mr. Bindon's Blacklegs, and solely trained by Mr. B. There are several others of the same blood, still more promising as hunters, in the County of Clare.
MR. TUITE- It is a fashion to say that the mass of the people of Ireland are quite uninterested about the Catholic question, and that the excitement is merely kept up by orators for their own purposes. Those who know the country do not say this, and those who do not know ought to be instructed, if it were only by the universal joy excited in the county Westmeath, where there are no agitators, upon the announcement of the success of Mr. Tuite, in the late petition against his election. In our last, we stated the popular rejoicings in Athlone, at that event. We have before us letters form correspondents, shewing that the same feeling was manifested in almost every village and town in Westmeath. In the town of Mullingar, the rejoicings were particularly conspicuous, and the illumination universal and splendid. In fact, the most unequivocal popular testimonies were given of the examination in which that independent, patriotic, and excellent gentleman is held in the County where he is best known.--Patriot.
The 26th regiment of infantry,
now at Chatham, will embark in a few days, at Gravesend, on board the Prince
Regent, Rose, Asia, and Marchioness of Ely, Indiamen, for Madras.
| Arthur Bushe, Esq. son of
the Chief Justice, is appointed a Commissioner of Bankruptcy, void by the death
of James Thomas Dickson, Esq.
For some weeks back various articles of plate had been missing from the house of Lord William Paget, at Donnybrook. on information of the abstraction being forwarded to the Head Police-office, Peace Officer Macartney immediately commenced an active search after the stolen property, and in a short time succeeded in discovering two silver spoons, at a pawn office, which were subsequently identified to form part of the objects of his search. From the description received from the pawnbroker, the Officer proceeded to Lower Dorset-street, where he apprehended a man named Buggey, and took him to the Police-office. In the course of his examination it came out, that he had pledged the spoons in question, and on further inquiry it was ascertained that the prisoner's wife was in the service of his Lordship, as housemaid; she has been also taken into custody. The husband is fully committed.
Of the Household Furniture, Carriages,
Horses, Farming Stock, &c.,&c. of the late Capt. PHELAN, of
BALLYRAGGETT, which was to have taken place in that Town on Monday, the 5th
inst., is, from the indisposition of the Executrix, unavoidably postponed to a
future day, of which due notice will be given.
In Limerick, the Lady of Thomas
Jervis, Esq. Mayor of that City, of a son.
On the 5th instant, at Killodeernan
Church, County Tipperary, by the Rev. Ralph Stoney, William Woodward, second son
of Thomas Sadlier, Esq. of Lisiniskee, to Isabel Eliza, second daughter of John
Rothwell, Esq. of Cannonstown, County Meath.
At his house, in Tipperary, on Tuesday,
se'nnight in the 77th year of his age, John Philip Ryan, Esq.
The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, May 17, 1828
|HORRID MURDER- On Wednesday se'nnight and
inquest was taken before James O'Brien, Esq. Coroner for the county, assisted by
Mackelyne Alcock, Esq., a Magistrate, near the village of Newcestown, on a woman
named Honora Bryan, about fifty years old, wife of James Bryan, who had been a
soldier in the Militia, and for some years past worked as a labourer in that
part of the country. On viewing the body marks of violence were discovered on
her throat, evidently procured by pressure of the fingers, and her arms were
bruised and discoloured in her struggles with her brutal destroyer. These
appearances, in addition to a body of circumstantial evidence which was brought
forward, induced the Jury, after an investigation which lasted several hours, to
find a verdict of wilful murder against the husband, who has been committed
under the Coroner's warrant to take his trial.- The prisoner was taken while
endeavouring to make his escape, by the police, who, with their chief, Mr.
Watkins, were most active in their exertions to bring the prisoner to justice.
No cause could be assigned for the foul deed, except that suspicions were
entertained by his neighbours that the wretched man wished to marry a woman who
was supposed to have money, and who, it seems, had lent him occasionally sums of
money to traffic in pigs.-Cork Paper
MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FROM LIGHTNING- On Wednesday se'nnight, about 12 o'clock, and unusual darkness, accompanied by storm, lightning, &c, came on in the west of this county. About 100 yards from the residence of D. Crotty, Esq., the house of one of his tenants was struck with the electric fire. The fluid entered forcibly, bursting open the door and burned four inmates dreadfully, who were standing near the fire. The house-dog that had been lying near the old man, who was most injured, was killed. A large aperture was made in the wall, and two pigs outside were also killed and a horse injured. At the moment this occurred, Mr. Crotty and his family, who surrounded their own fire, were prostrated, but fortunately without sustaining any injury.--Waterford Chronicle
On Sunday morning last, the lady of
Henry Blake, Esq. of Renvyle, county Mayo, of a daughter.
On Thursday se'nnight, at Cascade, in
this County, Richard Duckett, of Tramore, Esq. to Miss Lalor, daughter of James
Lalor, of Cascade, Esq.
On Saturday the meeting of the
Association was more than usually crowded. Sir Francis M'Donnell, Bart. was
called to the Chair, and Mr. Beghan was appointed Secretary to the meeting.
Mr. Lawless said, that the war which
had been raised against the Catholics, was not a religious war, but was based in
an attachment to the Church revenues, and in monopoly. He said the the abuses
which had been done away by the Reformation, were equal to, but not greater than
those which had been revived by the Protestant Establishment.
NEW REFORMATION IN TULLOW- We have received a list, the correctness of which is vouched for by the signature of Serenus P. Kelly, Superior of the Monastery of Tullow, of the names of 139 converts to the Roman Catholic religion in that parish, since the establishment of the Kildare-place Society. Twelve of these individuals are stated to have conformed to Catholicity within the last five years-and three to have relapsed at different times. Of the whole number, the males amount to sixty-eight-the females to seventy-one. Should the parties express, through Mr. Kelly, their consent that their names should appear in print, we shall not hesitate at their publication, (but it should be by advertisement as soon as may be required. Until then, our correspondent will please excuse our silence on this portion of his communication..)--Carlow Post
COLONEL MADDEN AND THE ORANGEMEN.- In the course of last week, as Colonel Madden was returning from his Fermanagh estate to Hilton, his place of residence in the county Monaghan, he met a posse comitatus of Orangemen near Newtownbutler, with drums, fifes, colours, and all the other paraphernalia and mummery of the faction. He questioned the legality of their proceedings, but was answered in the usual tone of insolence so peculiar to that ferocious and peace-disturbing rabble, whereupon he rode hastily into Newtownbutler, and commanded, in his magisterial capacity, a police officer to order out the police, and to disperse the Orangemen; but he reckoned without his host, for the officer, would not obey the Colonel's orders. Some of them however, volunteered in the Colonel's service, and made some of the Orangemen prisoners. The Colonel himself arrested one of the most prominent of the gang, but he was immediately rescued. He has obtained warrants, it is said, against 27 of the gang. It is to be hoped that he will present the police officer's conduct in the proper quarter, and thereby prevent a recurrence of such shameless dereliction of duty.FATAL OCCURRENCE.- We have just hears that three men who were employed in taking care of a kiln in Mr. Levington's brewery, Ballina, were killed on Thursday night week, buy incautiously going into one of the large vats or coolers from which the porter had been drawn off a short time previous. One of the men descended for the purpose of procuring some drink for himself and his companions, but the fixed air immediately produced its usual fatal effects, and he became insensible; another followed to ascertain the cause of this delay, and a third and fourth afterwards. Assistance was immediately procured and the unfortunate men were taken out-one of them, after some difficulty, was recovered, but life was entirely extinct in the three others.--Mayo Free Press.
THE IRISH IMMIGRANTS TO THE BRAZILS.- We are concerned to hear that our poor Irish friends are suffering great privation and distress. The Emperor wished to incorporate them with his army, but they unanimously refused to be enrolled; this led to a stop being put on their allowance of 1s. 6d. per day, which had been agreed on.
The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, May 28, 1828
The Catholic Association met as usual
on Saturday last. The proceedings were very important, and we will in our next
give a full report. The following causes of cruel persecution, which want of
space prevented us from inserting, were laid before the Association on Saturday
week. The Morning Chronicle, on this document observes, "Education
is unquestionably a great blessing; but what right has any man, or set of men,
to convert education to a engine for proselytizing? The poor Catholics
ought to be protected against the wretched fanaticism which would ruin honest
and industrious men (by confession to their enemies) because they adhere to
their own religion, and do not wish to see their children educated in another.
The Catholics believe the Bible an improper book for youth; and it is enough
that this is their belief that it be respected." This letter will give some
insight into the causes of the recent state of the County of Tipperary:-
"The bearer, James Walsh, lived
with me six years as ploughman and general labourer, during which time he
conducted himself soberly, honestly, and quietly, is a good ploughman and a
stack maker, and a general labourer. I am parting him, because he is not
satisfied to send his children to my school. ARTHUR
"Michael Burke lived and worked
for me several years, is a good labourer and mower. I consider him an honest,
industrious, well conducted man. I am parting him, because he is not satisfied
to send his children to my school.
"John Kennedy lived with me as a
labourer, for a considerable time, is a very handy man, good guide, and as good
a ploughman as most in this country. I am parting him because he is not
satisfied to send his children to my school.
"William Cordon lived with me five
years, part of the time as dairyman, and remainder as mason.; he is a remarkably
clever, honest, sober, industrious, quiet man, is no eye servant, and would be
an acquisition to any man that has buildings going in. I am only parting him
from his not being satisfied to send his children to my
school. ARTHUR ORMSBY.
"Terence O'Brien and sons cut
turf, and the sons worked for me on and off for some time, and all last year. I
think the father and sons honest, proper, industrious people. I am parting them
because they are not satisfied to send the younger children to my
school. ARTHUR ORMSBY.
"Wm Kirby lived with me, as herdsman, many years, during which time he conducted himself well, and did his business honestly and industriously. I had no wish to part him had he been satisfied to send his children to my school; his time expires with me on the 25th March. ARTHUR ORMSBY."
"Thomas Dowling, worked for me as
carpenter, for twenty years; he is a sober, honest man, and a handy workman,
both at coarse and fine work, he had the chief management of several houses I
have built. I have parted him because he as not satisfied to send his younger
children to my school.
I could give you more of these precious
documents, but I fear I have trespassed too long on your time and patience.
Allow me, however, before I conclude, to make another remark, -the Association,
by affording some relief now to those wretched creatures, would forever silence
its most inveterate enemies in this country, and permanently establish the
collection of the Catholic Rent in this and neighbouring parishes-so that in a
very short time we would be able to refund, with interest, whatever the
Association in its wisdom would be pleased to grant. The welfare and happiness
of 123 persons are here involved, (the only apology I can now offer for
trespassing on you even thus much,) and by advocating their claims before the
Association, you will confer on them a very great benefit, and much oblige your
very obedient and humble servant,
To Martin Lanigan, Esq. 18, Ushers-Island, Dublin.
Mr. Lanigan said, he would not help making a few observations upon this letter. It was sent from a part of the country, which had contributed most largely to the Catholic Rent-it had also contributed highly to the funds of the new, and from its commencement to the present moment, one single penny of that Rent had never been expended in Tipperary. Here was a case, in which the Association should shew its liberality [hear.]- For the assistance they would give would be rendered to those who were suffering for the sake of that religion which had been already subjected to the persecution of the sword and penal acts of Parliament. An attempt was at present making upon that religion by those who carried their bread by the sweat of their conscience [cheers.] There were men amongst them, who presumed to set up for teachers of religion, whose own creed was like a weat hercock, and shifted round with every new wind of doctrine-these were the preachers of that exploded humbug, the new reformation. He trusted he would not be understood to apply any of his remarks to the steady adherents of the Protestant religion. Mr. Lanigan concluded by moving that the letter should be entered on the minutes, and the subject referred to the committee of finance.-Carried.
HORRIBLE MURDER.- On Friday evening, Timothy Kennedy, John Meighan and Patrick Drenan, returning to the Castlecomer Colliery, after making sale of their coals, met at an ale-house, about two miles outside this city. Having become intoxicated, they left the house and had scarcely got ten yards when a dispute arose. Drenan seized a sharp-pointed stone, which as our informant says, he buried in the skull, immediately above the right ear, of the unfortunate Kennedy. Corporal M'Gill, one of the county Police, at this moment arrived, seized Meighan, but Drenan escaped, and has not since been discovered.- The wound was so desperate, that Kennedy died before he reached the Hospital. An inquest was held the following day, and a verdict returned accordingly.
On Saturday last, in John-street, the
lady of Martin Davis, Esq. of a daughter.
On Monday, in this city, James O'Dowd,
Esq. to Miss Anne Curran.
At Belview, in this County, Richard
Levinge, Esq., brother of the late Sir Charles Levinge, Bart. of Knockdrin,
COURT OF INQUIRY-DUBLIN
In the matter of Robert Parsons Persse,
a supposed Lunatic. This novel and interesting inquiry commenced on Thursday,
May 1, in the Court of Appeals, before Masters Connor and Townsend, and Messrs.
Mitford and Beatty, who were appointed commissioners under a writ de lunatico
inquirendo, issued under the great seal, at the instance of Robert Persse,
of Newcastle, in the county of the town of Galway, Esq. cousin-german and
heir-presumptive of Robert Parsons Persse, of Castleboy, in the county of
Galway, Esq. The object of the inquiry was to ascertain whether the said R.
Parsons Persse is of insane mind, so as to be incapable of managing his affairs,
and at what period he became so; also, the nature and amount of his estates and
other property;-the third subject of the inquiry was to ascertain his
heir-at-law and next of kin. The commission continued to sit by adjournment for
fifteen days during which a great number of witnesses, medical gentlemen, and
others, were examined. On account of the very great length of the investigation,
we are able merely to present our readers with an abstract of the proceedings.
The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, May 31, 1828
| DUBLIN, MONDAY- You will
I suppose be astonished to hear that the spirited Nicholas Maher was this day
assaulted in the streets of Dublin by Mr. Baker-the Ci-devant opponent of
Mr. M. O'Connell to whom Mr. Maher on that occasion acted as second. Mr. B. not
feeling at all pleased at the manner in which he got out of the affair, sent, as
I told you in a former letter a challenged to his second, and then
horse-whipped him. How that little business has been disposed of I have not
heard-but yesterday a message was sent from Mr. B. to Mr. Maher for compelling
him to sign the apology to Mr. M. O'Connell, Mr. Maher not conceiving Mr. B.'s
conduct, I suppose, entitling him to a meeting declined the challenge, he was
then told to be prepared for the consequences-he said he was ready at all times
to meet them. Mr. M. took care to make himself most public all the day yesterday
and was not molested;-but this morning, when he was alone, he was attacked. Mr.
M. immediately repaired to his law agent, and he is now proceeding against Mr.
B. by indictment. Of Mr. M.'s conduct as a man of honour, and a gentleman, no
one ever entertained a doubt-and I am certain that the result of this
transaction will prove he has fully supported that character.--Tipperary Free
At the house of her mother, the
Hn. Mrs. Mongomery, in Gardiner's-row, Dublin, the Lady of James Milles Reilly,
Esq., of a son.
At Stroud, Gloucestershire, the Rev.
William Astley Cave, M.A. second son of Sir W.B. Cave, Bart. of Streton Hall,
Derbyshire, to Eliza Martha, second daughter [it appears the second daughter of
whom was left out of the paper]
At Ruan, County Tipperay, Robert
TO THE EDITORS OF THE KILKENNY INDEPENDENT.
SIR- Permit me, through the medium of your respectable Journal,
to direct the attention of our Grand Jurors to one of the greatest nuisances of
the kind to be found with the Liberties of this, or, perhaps, any other City.
The nuisance, to which I thus solicit public attention, will be found on that
part of the Thomas town Road which lies between the Castle and Switzer's Asylum,
as space of not less that 20 perches. To such of the Jurors as have the
misfortune to be obliged to labour occasionally through the sea of mud on the
long line of Road, there is no need of any description; the uneasiness,
annoyance and terror experienced by themselves and families, while passing over
it must have impressed on their minds, in characters not easily effaced, a vivid
representation of a scene reproachful to the Magistracy and Police of even a
paltry village. To those Jurors, however, whose good fortune enables them to
avoid this nuisance, and confine their excursions to the commodious and safe
avenues of our city, it becomes highly necessary, for the conscientious
discharge of their duty at the approaching Assizes, to be apprised of the actual
state of the Road in question. This approach to the City was originally formed
of a sufficient breadth for a great thoroughfare, but has of late years,
if not with the permission or connivances, at least from the neglect of the Road
Conservators and City Magistrates, been suffered to be encroached on by two rows
of rubbish extending along the whole line of the Road; each row of the breadth
of two yards, and of the depth of at least one yard. The Road, during the whole
of last winter, has been, and even at this day is, still further narrowed by
scrapings of mud drawn from the centre, and left to a considerable breadth
adjacent to the former accumulation of rubbish. It might naturally be expected
that encreased care and skill would be employed in the repair of the contracted
space left for the use of the public by those who thus consulted their private
interest in converting so large a portion of the high road into a depot for
their rubbish and manure. But let me assure you, Sir, that this has not been the
case; on the contrary, ever since the rubbish from the Castle has been thus
deposited at the two sides of the highway, no regular repair has been made; the
only thing doing in that way of late, as far as I could observe, is, that when a
spot becomes nearly impassible, an occasional load of the refuse from the
stone-cutter's benches is flung in a very slovenly way into the holes amongst
the mud, where it is soon worked into an additional mass of puddle. The
consequence of this encroachment and shameful neglect is, that the whole space
of ground I have described is now become one series of deep ruts and holes,
continually endangering the upsetting of loaded cars and carts, and destructive
to the springs and axles of carriages of every description. It will, no doubt,
excite great surprise in the minds of my fellow-citizens to be assured that
although this enormous nuisance was permitted to be commenced, and is still
suffered to continue with impunity, under the eyes of our Municipal Authorities,
and at the most beautiful entrance to their City, yet those vigilant public
functionaries manifest very great alacrity and activity in imposing fines on
poor people accused of the petty injury of scraping the mud off the roads in
large quantities than their Worships think proper to allow. But, though our
conservators and other city officers seem to feel it is a duty to enforce the
laws only against poor offenders, yet, as each member of the Grand Jury will be
solemnly sworn to leave nothing presentable unpresented through fear favour or
affection, I confidently hope at the ensuing Assizes to see the intolerable
nuisance abated by the honest exertions of that body-the constitutional
guardians of their fellow-citizens.
| AFFAIR OF HONOR -
In our paper of Saturday a letter was published from Hill Wilson, Esq.
disavowing the signature of his name as a subscriber to the Reformation Society;
and in the same paper a letter was published by John Bell, Esq. of Rose Lodge,
in which it was insisted that Mr. Wilson had authorized Mr. Bell to sign his
name to the list. We are now informed that, in consequence of that publication,
it was agreed upon that a hostile meeting should take place on Wednesday
morning; but on the evening before, Mr. Wilson and his friend were arrested and
bound over to the peace by Wm. Clarke, Esq., the Magistrate.--Belfast
WHISKERS - His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland has issued an order to his regiment (the Royal Horse Guards, blue) that the men, as well as officers, do immediately adopt the fashion of moustaches, and wear their hair behind dressed, our undressed, a la Russe. The whiskers of that distinguished corps had, for the most part, rather a lean and hungry appearance at the review on Monday last, being only of a week's growth; we observed, however, some very promising "stubbles" among them, considering the backwardness of the spring, and the late prevalence of easterly winds.--Morning Chronicle.
EDUCATION- The report of the "Select Committee on Education" is not yet generally distributed-but we have received a copy of it through a special channel, and lay it before our readers in our present publication. It recommends the system of united literary instruction, and separate religious instruction, of which the Catholics, laity as well as clergy, have so repeatedly declared their approval. In regard to the use of the scriptures, it is directly opposed to the plan of the Kildare-street proselytisers. It recommends that the Testament shall be read by learners, but that it shall not be so read without note or commentary; and that it shall not even be read with note and commentary in open school, but "at times of separate instruction only," and "under the direction of the attending clergyman," whether Catholic or Protestant. This is precisely the Catholic mode of scriptural instruction, and it is the very opposite of that pursued by the Kildare-street Biblicals. After this report, will Ministers have the face to make another grant of the public money, to the pretended educator of "the poor of Ireland."--Morning Register.
By Virtue of his Majesty's Writs of
Fieri Facias to us directed, we will, on Friday, the 6th day of June next, set
up and sell by Public Auction, the Defendant's Stock in Trade, Household
Furniture, and his interest in the House and Premises situate in High-Street, of
which Forty Years are yet unexpired.
On Saturday, the Corn-Exchange Rooms
were extremely crowded- DOMINICK RONAYNE, Esq. was called to the Chair.
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