Ireland Old News
Wednesday, December 5, 1849
Mr. Johnston, revenue officer, is
ordered from Sligo to Derry.
2d Regiment of Life Guards-Lieutenant Hon.
Cornwallis Maude, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Neylor, who retires; Cornet
and Sub-Lieutenant John Glencarn Carter Hamilton, to be Lieutenant, by purchase,
STABBING - On Monday evening a Greek sailor had an altercation with a townsman in the shop of a publican named Kennedy, in Michael-street, when the foreign assassin drew a dagger and made a plunge at him with it which he fortunately evaded. The man then seized the Greek and endeavoured to disarm him, but in the struggle both fell, and an almost deadly contention took place- both rolling about the shop like two dogs- during which the hands of the townsman were dreadfully cut. With the assistance of Kenedy the dagger was taken from the Greek, on which he ran away up New-street. Two policemen shortly after arrived, but too late, as the would be assassin had made his escape.-- Waterford Mail.
THE REV. MR. KENNY'S TURF - NOVEL PROCESSION.- At one o'clock this day (Wednesday) the inhabitants of the town were somewhat surprised at observing a vast number of carloads of turf passing through the streets in a regular line; but all anxiety as to the meaning of such an occurrence was set at rest by the foremost horse and car being drawn up opposite the residence of the Rev. Mr. Kenny, P.P., Summerhill. On inquiry we found that the parishioners of Castleconnell and the farmers of the district over which Mr. Kenny was P.P., for a long time, gratuitously volunteered , as a manifestation of their respect, esteem and veneration towards him, to convey his turf from Castleconnell to Nenagh, a distance of 16 miles. The cars extended from Summerhill nearly to the Market-cross and were about one hundred in number. The most amusing and musical part of the scene was the procession, being headed, as it entered the town, by an Irish piper playing on the Highland pipes the celebrated air of "Scots wha hae," to which the drivers attempted to march. A real specimen of an Irish piper was seated on the top of a load of turf in the middle of the cortege. He was blind. His name is Mick Connell, and his fame and reputation as "one of the best players in the country" have been well known among the rustic terpsichorians of Castleconnell and its vicinity. Lest he should fall from his elevated position he was "barricaded" on every side by turf, and as he squeezed his old and familiar bagpipe, he oscillated his head and right leg. He played with force and precision, while passing Castle-street, the old Irish tune of "You may go to the devil and shake yourselves." The rear of the procession was brought up by another piper who played much to the enjoyment of the spectators, "The priest in his bows." When the cavalcade halted, the pipers, in military style, marched up and down at either sides of ?????. After the lapse of five hours the turf was housed, the carts were emptied, and the drivers received substantial refreshment from Mr. Kenny. In the evening the parties returned home in an imposing body.--Nenagh Guardian.
A dreadful tragedy happened at Tipperary on Sunday night, which originated form strong drink and terminated in the immediate death of William Lawlor, from stab of a large knife, given by one of the Pillans, who also inflicted serious wounds on all who came within reach of his knife. The muscles of one man's arm were severed, another had his thigh opened, while a third had his leg tendons cut in the true Indian style. A policeman, the first to interfere, was received with the point of a sharp instrument, which penetrated his arms; however the deadly knife was found by the policeman under Pillan's bed, saturated with blood. Lawlor was not in the row, and only passing, when an old spleen against him by the Pillans was gratified by his life blood.
FRACAS WITH THE MILITARY - On Monday evening last a party of the Dragoons and Artillery men stationed here, were drinking in a public house with several citizens, when a dispute arose, and one of the military struck one of the civilians, who rose en masse and expelled the soldiers, but not content with their triumph, they followed the soldiers into Stephen-street, where a general row ensued, and an artilleryman named M'Queen was knocked down by a blow of a stone. One of the soldiers hastened to the police barrack and reported the occurrences, when that active officer, Constable Byrne, and his party, proceeded to the spot and arrested three men named Patrick Condon, Patrick Lonergan and Jeremiah Condon, who were brought to the Mayor's office and fully identified. M'Queen, we understand, is now out of danger.
BERNARD CAVANAGH IN THE SHADE. - The truth of this paragraph will, no doubt be questioned by many, but having heard it from a highly respectable source, we ourselves would feel a delicacy in relying on its veracity. Dr. Langley, as most of our readers are aware, has been in Nenagh jail on a coroner's warrant and in consequence of some favour which at first he was allowed being withdrawn, he refused to eat and continued without food of any description for a period of thirty-eight days- partaking of nothing except cold water!-- Nenagh Guardian.
On Thursday as the 95th Depot was marching out from Derry, while on their return through the town an immense pig, belonging to Mr. Peter Corcoran, about to be shipped off to Liverpool, burst from the drove, and rushing between the ranks, upset several of the soldiers, and continuing its wild career, finally broke the big drum, which lay in its course, the animal was finally secured.
STATE OF THE HOUSE
Remaining on previous Saturday.................2519
BALLINA FEVER HOSPITAL
Remaining in hospital on previous Saturday.....90
The Encumbered Estates Commission Court
has given the carriage of the absolute order for sale of the property of John
O'Connell and Morgan J. O'Connell in Kerry, to Mr. D. Malone in preference to
Mr. Myles Mahoney, another creditor.
The Rev. Dr. M'Neil, at a meeting of the Church Missionary Society, referring to Ireland said:- The Romanists had long boasted of their millions- their great leader was accustomed to exaggerate their numbers and he used them to influence the government of the day as the pressure from without; but God thinned those millions. He believed that the decrease amounted since 1846 to at least 1,500,000. Other causes co-operate to encourage the spread of the gospel.
Last week 22 years purchase was tendered for an estate, near Ballinasloe, in the county Galway, which was offered last year for 45 years purchase.
Major Blackall, M.P., county Longford, and a deputation from Dublin, had an interview on Tuesday with the directors of the Royal Bank of England (the M.P. of Glasgow, chairman), and there is no doubt that a branch of this wealthy concern will be present in the metropolis of Ireland.
| ABUNDANCE AND RUIN!-
KILRUSH, Nov. 24- This day the town was more than usually crowded with every
saleable article. A large quantity of potatoes sold at 3 1/4d. and 5d. per
stone-apparently good. Several large cart loads of turnips at 1d. and 1 1/4d.
per stone the corn and butter markets were literally thronged. The price of
barley and oats has varied very little during the past month. Barley, of good
quality, brought from 7 1/4d. to 7 1/2d., and oats much about the same price;
but some of an inferior quality sold so low as 6d. At this season turf was never
so cheap, here as at present-6d. and 7d. per creel-some years past it might have
brought treble the price. It is plain then that the country people are making
sale of all they can, and buying nothing that they can avoid. Business of all
kind was never so dull as at present; the shopkeeper and artisan lived by the
farmer; a common ruin seems now to await all, unless some speedy remedy be
adopted. Many of the small farmers her, who were formerly in comfortable
circumstances would not be able to till the land now, leaving rents and rates
out of question. Others are selling what they can, and putting the money in
their pockets, waiting to know what abatement will be given in the land, and if
their expectations are not realised, they sail for a foreign clime. Such are the
general feelings of the majority of the people.--Clare Journal.
About three o'clock Friday, a woman named Agnes Moore, who resided at a place called Rungill, about three miles below Carrickfergus, died from what is supposed the effects of poison taken by her whilst labouring under an aberration of the mind. She was the wife of a respectable farmer, and about a twelvemonth ago was an inmate of the Armagh Lunatic Asylum, for some time, and was discharged recovered. She again became deranged and in this state of mind, it is supposed took the poison.--Belfast Chronicle.
William Duncan, attired in the garb of a pilgrim, of rather venerable appearance, without hat and shoes, was brought up at the Limerick police-office last week, having been arrested as a suspicious character. A sum of £69 9s 6d was found in his possession which he said he intended to distribute in charity to the destitute poor! He stated he was formerly a corn factor in Kilrush and has property in England. Mr. Barron, R.M., ordered his discharge.
The Lady of Denis Bingham, Esq.,
Bingham Castle in this county of a son and heir.
Edward More O'Ferrall, Esq, brother of
the Governor of Militia, to Susan, only child of the late Dominick O'Reily, Esq.
of Kildangan, county Kildare.
At Newcastle, on the 25th ult. Miss
Sarah Ashe, at the advanced age of 98, sister to the late Wm. Ashe, Rector of
Croagh, and Prebendary of the Cathedral of Limerick.
EMIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA
In a recent letter the Bishop of
Adelaide gives the following advice to emigrants to this great colony:-
Colonel Jackson, Carbineers, is
president of the court marital sitting in Dublin for trial of Surgeon Smith, 2d
or Queens Foot, for neglect of duty and for unofficer-like conduct.
MEETING OF GUARDIANS
BALLINA UNION- The usual weekly meeting
of the guardians of this union was held in the board room on Saturday, Colonel
Knox Gore in the chair. The other guardians present were, Mr. Howley, Mr. Paget,
Mr. Bredin, Captain Atkinson, Mr. Pratt, Major J.F. Knox, Mr. O. Orme, Mr.
M'Hugh, Mr. Jackson, Mr. E. Orme, Mr. Knox, Mr. Gardiner, &c. Captain
Hamilton, Inspector, was also present.
Wednesday, December 12, 1849
CROSSMOLINA PETTY SESSIONS
Anthony, Judy and Mary Kelly were bound
over to keep the peace for an assault on Honor Kelly of Tayniwaddduff.
On the night of Wednesday last the
following notice was posted on the house of Dominick Franklin, who rents 20 or
30 acres of land in Cuigneleca, about two miles from this town. This land was
waste for two years, and is in the possession of Franklin, who came here from
Westmeath, only three months:-
Lieutenant William Costello and the Revenue Party under his charge stationed at Skreen, arrested several prisoners who were engaged in the distillation of illicit whiskey near Pullagheeny, on Wednesday, and succeeded in making a seizure of more than twenty hundred weight of malt and a large quantity of spirits. The very low prices now offered for grain have deterred the owners from bringing it into market and much of it is now used in illicit distillation, which we trust has received a check from this and other successful exertions of Lieutenant Costello and his party.
EFFECTS OF THE INSOLVENCY OF THIS UNION.
There is a startling fact recorded in the proceedings of the guardians of this union at their meeting on Saturday. We allude to the report of the cause of the death of one of the female paupers laid before the Board by their medical officer. It appears that the late executions laid on the goods and chattels of the union and auxiliary workhouses have not only been the means of depriving some of the inmates of the necessary protection against the cold of these nights, but the fear of other executions have deterred the Guardians from purchasing a sufficient supply of bedding. This is a circumstance that should be known to Lord John Russell, together with the recent death from starvation which occurred within a mile or two of this town last week.
Our very efficient sub-officer here (Mr. Smyth) has succeeded in many seizures since he came here. Amongst the rest may be noticed last week 40 bushels malt and a quantity of whiskey; and, yesterday, at Annaghmore-an island in Lough Conn- one ton malt. Two prisoners were captured.
UNION CREDITORS - Another execution against the goods and chattels of the Ballina Workhouse was yesterday laid on by the sheriff, at the suit of William Malley, Esq.; jun., for £3,951 12s.3d.
The Earl of Lucan has resigned the chairmanship of the Castlebar Board of Guardians.
AN EMIGRANT SHIP ON FIRE- MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF FOUR HUNDRED PERSONS.
The Tay (with the West Indian mail, the chief intelligence of which will be found in another column,) brings an account of the total loss of the emigrant ship Caleb Grimshaw, Captain Hoxie, by fire, 16 miles SE of the island of Flores, one of the Azores. The emigrants, 390 in number, with the crew, were providentially saved from destruction. he cry of "fire" was raised at about eight o'clock on the night of the 12th ult. The decks were immediately flooded. On raising one of the fire hatches the fire was discovered abreast of the chain locker. The heat was so intense that not one could live below, and the immense quantities of water poured into the ship by the crew and passengers generated steam, and he heat at length became insufferable. But this was the only means by which the ship was kept form being rapidly consumed. The boats were turned astern of the burning vessel for five days and nights, filled with poor emigrants bewailing their fate, while about 60 were on a raft, when a ship was seen bearing towards them; and which proved to be the barque Sarah, Captain Cook, bound from London to New Burnswick, in ballast. As soon as the captain of the Sarah saw the signal of distress he immediately approached the Caleb Grimshaw, but was only able to get on board, during the night of the 17th, three boastful passengers, owing to the wind blowing hard. The next day, the 18th, he got on board about 150 passengers. Night approaching, and the wind still increasing, he was obliged to lay to. On the 19th there was a heavy sea and no more could he get off. On the 20th about ten persons who had escaped from the burning ship, volunteered to return and relieve those were were on board at work, as by this time there was no more water or provisions to be got without raising the hatches. The main mast was now setting down, and the upper deck was working each way. On this day the ship floated to the leeward of Flores into smooth water, and during the night all the passengers who remained on board were got off. Before the last of the crew left they lifted the hatches and immediately the ship burnt into a terrible blaze. The escape of all the persons, 390 in number, was most miraculous. Consider a ship, filled with nearly 400 persons, on fire for eight days and nights and not a single person lost his life! Nothing but the continual flooding the ship prevented her from being burnt to the water's edge and every soul on board perished before relief could be found. The crew and men worked like heroes.
A man named Rooneen, residing with his daughter, at Glenade, near Manorhamilton, had a glandered horse in his possession. He refused to put the animal to death, though his neighbours strongly remonstrated with him of the extreme danger, and the risk he ran. It seems whilst attending the animal he imbibed the virus of the disease and has suffered great tortures; melancholy also to tell, his poor daughter, in attendance on her father, received the contagion and both are now, alas, pitiable spectacles! This dreadful disease is so unusual amongst men, always commands our deepest sympathies. The agonizing pains, generally followed by death, and the loathsome character of its symptoms, inspiring horror and dread in the beholder, shows what extreme caution should be used for fear of its dreadful contamination. The decease of the two unfortunate persons is hourly expected.-- Sligo Guardian.
FLAX CULTIVATION IN IRELAND - THE IRISH AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL JOURNAL
"We have been informed, on, we believe, unquestionable authority, that Mr. Dargan, the enterprising railway contractor, has taken upwards of 2000 acres of land at Kildinan, near Rathcormac, from our county representative, Mr. Edmund B. Roche, with a view to the introduction of flax culture in this county. Mr. Dargan, we understand, is about immediately to commence the draining and subsoiling of the land, and means not only to cultivate flax extensively, but to erect flax mills and all other requisite machinery, on the most approved system, and in short, to establish the nucleus of the linen manufacture amongst us. This, is, indeed, most gratifying intelligence and will be learned with sincere pleasure by every one interested in the prosperity of the South of Ireland.--Packet.
Mr. O'Shea, the new Mayor of Cork, is a
native of Newfoundland.
MEETING OF GUARDIANS
BALLINA UNION - The usual weekly
meeting of the Guardians of the poor of this union was held in the Board-room on
Saturday, Colonel Gore in the chair. The other guardians present were - Mr.
Bredin, Capt. Atkinson, Mr. Paget, Mr. Joynt, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. M'Hugh, Mr.
Crofton, Mr. E. Orme, Major J.F. Knox, Mr. A. Knox, &c. Captain Hamilton,
Inspector, was also present.
John W. Todd, for felony in the
Treasury, at St. Louis, is sentenced to seven years transportation.
Wednesday, December 19, 1849
THE EXILED STATE CONVICTS
"We have at length, after two
weeks knocking about got thus far; and I seize the first moment of breathing
time to give you a short sketch of our voyage, &c. On the evening of the
11th July, we lost of the old Head of Kinsale, and on the 12th and 15th, were
tossed about very considerably in the Bay of Biscay. We then passed along the
coast of Spain and Portugal, and on the 18th sighted Maderia, with the
surrounding islands. We then came close to the Canaries, and Cape Verd Island,
holding close on by S. Western coast of Africa, as far as Sierra Leone, whence
we struck to S.W. in consequence of unfavorable wind, and crossed the line
between 25 and 30 degrees long, on the 11th August. From that we were driven
over towards the coast of South America, nearly as far as Rio de Janrio, from
whence we got a favourable gale, which will, I trust, bring us safely to anchor
in Simmon's Bay tomorrow. On the 22d August we were put on short allowance of
water, which, after cooking, &c., left us just a "gill" each, for
washing and drinking. I never knew the value of fresh water till now. It has
been very indifferent all along, but to be put on short allowance as well is
very hard indeed. I need not tell you that the weather has been exceedingly not
up till within the last four weeks; but we are now getting a little into the
cold; this month counting as the month of March with you.
PORT PHILIP-REFUSAL TO RECEIVE EXILES.
The Randolph, 664 tons, W. Dale, from
Westwich, 28th of April, with exiles, and a detachment of the 58th and 11th
regiments, arrived at Port Philip on the 8th instant, and notwithstanding an
order had been given by Mr. Latrobe that no convict vessel should pass the
Heads, the Randolph was anchored at William's Town. Intelligence has arrived via
Launcesten, that public demonstrations had been made against their landing, and
it was reported that £560 had been subscribed to defray the cost of conveying
the convicts elsewhere, and that the ship was proceeding to Sydney.
PLAN FOR STIMULATING EMPLOYMENT IN IRELAND
Mr. N. Niven, of Clonturk Lodge, has
addressed three letters on this subject, to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant.
The following outline of the plan, in his own words, will convey and idea of how
the proposed object is sought to be effected.-
At Parsonstown, the lady of the Rev.
Henry Fry, of a son.
December 9th, at his residence,
Grove-hill, county Cork, John Caulfield Irvine, Esq., in his 68th year.
APALLING LOSS OF LIFE
On Wednesday evening, at vive o'clock,
intelligence reached the town of Kilrush that a large number of persons, most of
whom were paupers who had been seeking out-door relief, were drowned while
crossing the ferry on their return to Moyarta. That humane and excellent
officer, Capt. Kennedy, accompanied by Dr. O'Donnell, proceeded immediately to
the scene of the tragedy, bringing with them each restoratives as are generally
used in recovering the drowned; but none of the bodies were washed on shore that
night. These gentlemen remained out all night, and the scene next morning
(Thursday) was most distressing. No less than thirty-three dead bodies were
washed ashore at the northern side of the ferry. They were removed to an
adjacent field, and the coroner, Mr. Frank O'Donnell, arriving soon after from
Kilkee, an inquest was held on their wretched remains. It appeared upon the
inquiry that no less than 43 or 45 persons (for they could not tell the exact
number) were allowed to crowd into a crazy and rotten boat, which had been
plying on this ferry for the last forty years. The boat moved on as far as
the middle of the ferry, when a sea broke over her stern, and filled her at
once, the wind blowing strong from the south east at the time. She upset
instantly and her miserable living freight were immerged in the merciless
waters, while four (who were actually saved) clung to her until a boat from
Captain Cox's men came to their assistance. The verdict of the coroner's jury
was as usual in such cases, but imputing gross neglect, and attaching censure to
the owners of the boat for permitting such a number of persons into so frail a
craft. With the exception of four the rest of the victims were paupers who had
frequently come into the town in vain to seek out-door relief, and were
returning that sad evening to their wretched hovels in the parishes of Moyarta
and Killballyown. The disconsolate relatives of the unfortunate victims came
down on the shore bewailing with heart-rending cries the awful calamity, and the
bodies of others were recognized by the aid of the relieving officer. Captain
Kennedy distributed money to those poor creatures, and sent into the Kilrush
workhouse for coffins for the dead. There were two other bodies found on
Thursday night and four on yesterday morning, making a total of thirty-nine
found dead, and two are still missing.
10th Light Dragoons- Lieutenant Randall
Wilmer Hatfield, from the 13th Light Dragoons, vice Blair, who exchanges.
SOLICITORSHIP OF BALLINA UNION.
We perceive by our report of the proceedings of the Guardians of this Union, at their last meeting, that Mervyn Pratt, Esq. gave notice, that he would, on that day fortnight, move that in future occasions for the service of a Solicitor Mr. Peter Kelly be employed. The law business of the Guardians of this Union should not be entrusted to a better qualified gentleman than Mr. Kelly, who is justly held in high repute by those requiring his professional services, as also by his friends and acquaintances; but we must, in a spirit of fair play, most decidedly dissent form Mr. Pratt's opinion, that the services of Mr. Kelly should be substituted for those of Mr MacAndrew, who has been engaged in conducting the law proceedings of this union since its first formation, and has had the entire confidence during that period of each Board of Guardians. We would venture to state that not one of the present guardians have the slightest fault to find with their present Solicitor, on the contrary, we have heard many of them express, in the most unqualified terms, their approbation of him. Why, then, should he be now disregarded? Should it be so, the public must lose its confidence in the men who could net thus. Yet we hope better things of them. If there were a vacancy Mr .Kelly is the last man we would oppose, but we cannot, upon principle, express ourselves otherwise than we have done under the circumstances.
SOLICITORSHIP OF KILLALA UNION- The
mention, of which notice was given a fortnight previous, to rescind the
appointment of Peter Kelly, Esq., to the solicitorship of the Killala Union, was
lost on yesterday by a majority of seven in a board of seventeen members. The
guardians who voted for a continuance of Mr. Kelly were- Mervyn Pratt, Esq, Wm.
Orme, Esq, John Fausett, Esq, Ernest Knox, Esq, John O. Orme, Esq, John Perkins,
Esq, Thos. Palmer, Esq, Roger Palmer, Esq, Mr. Thomas Conway, Mr. Dominick
Munnelly, Mr. P. Corcoran, and Mr. Michael Ruddy.
VALUE OF ANCESTRAL TRADITION - Alas! with all those far reaching memories appealing to the imagination in the older world, how naked and impoverished does America appear! And the more stirring memorials of an even more recent and yet vanished epoch perhaps excite our sympathies more. Who can describe the emotion produced upon this mind by the first sight of a ruined castle, by an old, gray, battered, shattered relic of the feudal age, even it it be enriched by no special memory, and hallowed by no familiar name? Who can gauge the exact effect produced upon national character, the strength of the conservative feeling nourished by the constant presence of such memorials in lands where every hill top is crowned with its ruined tower, where every valley embosoms its ivy mantled abbey, where fable and romantic legend have lent a name and a charm to every forest, mountain, rock and river? How many bayonets to support the wrong reside in the ballads of chivelry, in the minnesinger's minstrelsy, in the Niebelungenlied, in Walter Scott's romance? Who can unravel the magic web which is woven over individual and national character by these subtle influences, which appeal to the more sentimental and imaginative, although not the least potent principles of human nature, but which have not their vitality except in the lands to which they belong? Chevy Chase, Ivanhoe, and the Orlando Furioso, may be read to-day in Wisconsin; but America reads them as she read Aesop's fables.- The country without a past cannot be intoxicated by visions of the past of other lands.-- North American Review.
The Law of Primogeniture only exists in
Great Britain, Spain and Portugal.
ROBBERY- A daring robbery was committed last week, at the Outerard barracks by the servant of Captain Greer, and another soldier, who have taken £30 in bank notes, with a large quantity of plate and jewellry, from the gallant captain's apartment, and dressed themselves in some of his best clothes, left the barrack at about eight o'clock, and came into this town. They were quickly followed by Constable Bodily of the Outerard police, and arrested in the house of one Colquin, where they were sleeping. All the property was found in their possession, and they have been accordingly committed for trial.- Much credit is due to the constable in thus tracing and capturing the blunderers.--Galway Vindicator.
The Weekly News says.- There is a deadly (newspaper) feud between Mr. Duffy and the editor of the Irishman, although both are Young Irelanders. So many of these gentlemen repeal any union amongst themselves, that they seem to think it easy to do as much for their country.
The Waterford Guardians raised the
salary of Mr. Doyle, clerk of union, from £100 to £120 a year, but he not
being satisfied without an assistant, has resigned the situation.
Since the election of the present
Bishop to the see of Killaloe, in the 1839, the total number of appointments
made by his Lordship has been 53. Of these 33 were clergymen who had been
curates in the diocess before the Bishop had any connexion with it, or the
slightest acquaintance with any of the parties. The Bishop has promoted
thirty-six clergymen since he came into the diocess; of those twenty-three were
curates before 1839; nine were curates appointed since that period, but
independent of the Bishop; four were introduced into the diocese by his
MEETING OF GUARDIANS
BALLINA UNION - The usual weekly meeting of
the Guardians of this Union was held in the Board Room of the Workhouse on
Saturday, Colonel Gore in the chair. Among the other Guardians present were -
Capt. J. Knox, Mr. Symes, Mr. Bredin, Mr. Pratt, Mr. G. Orme, Mr. Howley, Mr.
M'Hugh, Mr. Crofton, Mr. Jackson, Mr. E. Orme, Major J.F. Knox, Mr. Joynt.
Richard Bourke, Esq., and Captain Hamilton were also present.
1st Dragoon Guards-Cornet Robert T.
Thompson, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Arkwright, who retires.
MR. SMITH O'BRIEN
Extract from a letter from on
board H.M.S. Swift, 20 miles west of the Cape of Good Hope:-
GOVERNORSHIP OF MAYO PRISON.
The Earl of Lucan has appointed Davis R. Young, Esq., son of M. William Young, Esq. of Castlebar, to the situation of Governor of the Mayo Prisons. From what we have been able to learn of Mr. Young's qualifications we are confident the Noble Earl has made a prudent selection.
OUTDOOR RELIEF- Within the last few
weeks the number of persons receiving outdoor relief in this union has been
reduced from 2200 to 500.
FAMINE YEAR 1847
In this year of famine, the following
amount of money was expended in intoxicating drinks in Great Britain and
Wednesday, December 26, 1849
The Nenagh Guardians have reduced their
relieving officers salaries 50 per cent.
OUTRAGE.- On Friday night two very superior ewes in lamb, the property of Edward Howley, Esq., were killed on the lands at Carrahubbuk, near Ennisacrone, and the carcasses removed by some persons unknown. The sheep were worth, at least, £4 each. We trust the police will be able to trace out the perpetrators of this outrage, and that due diligence will be used by all parties to prevent the increase of such malicious acts.
MAYO PRISON- Anthony Ormsby, Esq., High Sheriff, on the recommendation of the Earl of Lucan, has appointed Mr. Davis R. Young, son of Mr. William Young of this town, to the Governorship of Mayo Prison, in the room of Mr. Gallogly, dismissed. We have no hesitation in saying that a better and more deserved selection could not possibly be made, as we are confident from Mr. D.R. Young's uniform steadiness, probity and good conduct, that he will do credit to the position to which he has been promoted. Mr. Young has entered on the duties of his office, and has already showed, by his exertion and attention, his capabilities for the discharge of the onerous functions of governor of a prison. Mr. R.J. Nixon has also been elected as Deputy-Governor-of which appointment we also have to express our appreciation.-- Mayo Constitution.
TO BE LET.
Lately in the possession of Mr. Culkin, deceased.
TO BE LET
Nearly all Grass, Situate within half a mile of the Seaport town
SOLICITORSHIP OF THE CASTLEBAR UNION - At the meeting of the Guardians of the Castlebar Union on Saturday last, the Earl of Lucan in pursuance to a previous notice of motion, proposed that Myles Jordan, Esq. be appointed Solicitor to the Board. Thirteen of the Guardians present voted with his Lordship, and nine in favor of the continuance of Manus l. O'Donel, Esq.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RATES HAVE
BEEN DULY MADE on the property of the above Union, rateable under the provisions
of the Acts for the Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland- namely:-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RATES HAVE
BEEN DULY MADE on the property situated in the undermentioned Electoral
Divisions of the above Union, rateable under the provisions of the Acts for the
Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland, namely:-
Immigration has fallen off a little this autumn, yet the aggregate during the past eleven months is much in advance of last year. Since the 1st of January, 213,654 immigrants have arrived at this port; 189,176 arrived during the corresponding months of 1848.- During November, only 8,298 arrived; in November of last year, 21,919.--New York Paper.
ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHUTTING OF THE GATES OF DERRY.
On Tuesday evening the members of the
Wesley Orange Lodge gave a soiree in the Pillar-room of the Rotunda, for the
purpose of commemorating the Anniversary of the Shutting of the Gates of Derry.
A large number of the members both of that Lodge and of the "John
Knox," "The Nassau" and "The Cumberland" Lodges,
together with a considerable assemblage of ladies, were present on the occasion-
the gentlemen wearing crape bands in respect for the memory of the late Queen
Dowager. Shortly before eight o'clock the chair was taken by Mr. Wm. Battersby,
Master of Wesley Lodge.
SHUTTING OF THE GATES OF DERRY
The anniversary of this glorious event has
not passed off without a becoming celebration of the day.
December 21. at the Earl of Crawford's,
21, Berkeley-square, the Lady Saragh Lindsay, of a daughter.
December 7 at Ashbourne Church,
by the Rev. Edward Harland, Chaplain to the Earl of Harroby, Sir George Jervis,
Bart., of Hinton Admiral, Hants to Fanny, youngest surviving daughter of the
late Christopher Harland, Esq. of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
December 20, at his residence,
Ellerslie, near Wexford, aged 59 years, after a protracted illness, Major
William Elgee, of the Royal Artillery, son of the late Venerable Archdeacon
Elgee, of Wexford.
DEATH OF CHARLES O'MALLEY, ESQ., OF HAWTHORN LODGE.
It is with feelings of deepest sorrow that we ?????? the death of Charles O'Malley, Esq., of Hawthorn Lodge, Barrister-at-Law, which sad event took place on Wednesday last. The deceased was descended from, and connected with the most ancient respectable families in Ireland, was of high standing in his profession, and would, if his health permitted, have obtained the highest honors of that profession. In private life his manners were bland, amiable and agreeable, he was a good husband, an affectionate father, and a kind friend. His brilliant wit, and recollections of his splendid talents will live for all ages in the hearts and minds of his sorrowing friends and acquaintances. His mortal remains were removed at an early hour on Sunday morning to the family place of interment in Murrisk Abbey, when, at that early hour a number of the most respectable gentry in Mayo and a vast concourse of his tenantry paid the lat tribute of respect to his worth, honour, and integrity.-- MAYO TELEGRAPH.
DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA- A few months ago a man named Brazely, residing in Banagher, was bitten by a large Newfoundland dog, which he immediately killed after receiving the bite. He applied to the doctor, and had the wound dressed, which, after a short time, was healed; nothing further occurred until the 18th instant, when he attempted to burn one of his children in the fire, and upon hearing the screams of his wife for assistance he rushed out of the house in order to catcher her-she, however, succeeded in effecting her escape. Subsequently he ran through the street in a furious manner, foaming from the mouth, and attempting to bite the persons that came in his way, when he was arrested by the police, and brought to his residence, where he lingered until the 20th when death put an end to his sufferings.
The Lord Bishop of Limerick held an
ordination on Sunday, at the cathedral, when the following candidates were
presented for orders:- Deacons-A.C. Maunsell, John Dickinson, Peter Digges
Latouche. Priests- Rev. Isaac Sehle, Rev. Joseph Bouchier. There were also
twelve candidates for ordination under letters dimisory from the dioceses of
Clogher, Down and Dublin.
QUEEN'S BENCH CHAMBERS - SATURDAY.
The Queen A. Langley
Mr. Martley, Q.C., applied for an order
to admit the prisoner in this case, Dr. Charles Langley, to jail. He surrendered
to take his trial on a charge of the manslaughter of his wife, and was committed
to the gaol of Nenagh, where he was then confined.
FORM OF NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Rates as
hereinunder mentioned are about to be made on the property situated in the
undermentioned Electoral Division in the above Union, rateable under the
provisions of the Acts for the Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland, namely:-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Rates as
hereinunder mentioned, are about to be made on the property situated in the
undermentioned Electoral Divisions of the above Union, rateable under the
provisions of the Act for the Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland-namely,
STATE OF THE BALLINA WORKHOUSE AND AUXILIARIES
Remaining on Sat. the 10th.........................2906
A Rich Plum Pudding
Eight or ten eggs well beaten; a pound of bread crumbs; a pinch of salt; half a nutmeg grated; and as much ginger, or part cinnamon and mace, finely powdered; a pound of beef suet chopped very fine; mix these well together; one pound of plums; one pound of currants; two ounces of candied citron peel; or part orange and lemon shred and small; two ounces of sweet almonds, blanched and cut in bits. Mix well together, then add a wine-glassful of brandy. Let it boil four hours or more together; served with wine sauce.
Pound Seed Cake
One pound each of butter, loaf sugar, and flour, and nine eggs; work the butter to a cream; then the sugar; then the eggs; heat all together twenty minutes; then lightly add flour and one ounce of carraway seeds; mix; put in a tin lined with butter paper. Bake an hour in a moderate oven.
A Nice Family Cake
A pound and a half of flour; one pound of moist sugar; three quarters of a pound of butter; one pound of currants; a glass of wine; a glass of milk and eight eggs; nutmeg and lemon peel to taste; the butter worked to a cream; then add the sugar and spices, and the flour lightly mixed into it, and last of all the currants. Bake and hour and a half in a tolerable quick oven.
Rich Bread and Butter Pudding.
Cut slices of roll butter, about an eighth of an inch thick; butter a deep dish; cover with shred roll buttered; then sprinkle a few currants, a little sugar, spice, and candied peel cut fine; then another layer of buttered roll; then fruit, add so on till the dish is filled. Make a light rich batter, not more than a spoonful of flour to five eggs, and a half a pint of new milk; our it over and let it stand an hour or two, that the bread may be thoroughly soaked before putting into the oven. It will take an hour to bake.
Clarify a quarter of a pound of butter when cold; add the juice and rind of a large lemon; sox ounces of pounded loaf sugar; a little brandy; a few grated bread crumbs; a quarter of a pound of currants, and three eggs well beaten up; put a puff paste in your pastry pans; or you may butter a tart dish and line with paste instead of using pastry pans.-- Dublin Commercial Journal
Ensign Wilson, 74th, in this garrison,
has purchased a lien tenancy in the 3d West.
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