Ireland Old News
Wednesday, November 7, 1849
MELANCHOLY SUICIDE- A very sad occurrence happened at Newport, county of Tipperary, on Friday, the 26th instant. A young woman, named Sheedy, committed suicide, by poison, at Killonscully, within four miles of Newport, under the following circumstances:- it appears that she had been seduced by a young gentleman, Mr. B_____, and was enciente by him. On Friday evening she went into a grove adjacent to her father's house, and after remaining there for about the space of an hour, she called a little boy to her and desired him to tell her father that she was dying. The boy immediately delivered the message; the father hastened to the spot, but the daughter had expired before his arrival. No inquest was held on the body, but the doctor gave it as his opinion that he died from the effects of the poison.
BALLINA UNION - THE ELECTION OF GUARDIANS
The following Guardians have been
elected for the divisions attached to their names: -
MEETING OF GUARDIANS
BALLINA UNION- The first meeting of the
elected guardians of this union for the ensuing half year was held in the Board
room on Saturday. There was a full attendance of elected and ex-officio
CASTLEBAR UNION- MEETING OF GUARDIANS.- The elected board held its first meeting in the board room of the workhouse, on Saturday last. The Earl of Lucan, on the motion of Colonel M'Alpine, was elected chairman; Andrew Crean Lynch, Esq., vice-chairman; and Ignatius Kelly, Esq., solicitor, deputy vice-chairman. The board decided on admitting the Press to all their meetings.
ATTEMPT AT MURDER- On Friday evening a man of the name of Cornelius Healy, was fired at, and had a miraculous escape of being shot, while sitting near the fire with his family, in a farm house on the lands of Blacklane, within half a mile of Bunkea police station. The shot was fired through the window at him, and the ball perforated the wall immediately behind the spot which a second before the discharge was covered by the region of the poor fellow's heart. His wife called on him to hand her the candle, he stooped forward to do so, and was preserved by an all merciful Providence falling a victim to the well-directed aim of the assassins bullet. No reason can be assigned for this outrage as the man was only in charge of a farm belonging to the Rev. Thomas Westropp, upon the improvement of which a considerable sum had been expended this season, and Healy was simply in the capacity of steward and driver of the lands, and resided in the farm house where he was to near meeting his end. No previous tenant had been ejected from these lands, as the party who had been in possession gave them up a year and a half since, and went to America at Mr. Westropp's expense. This horrible outrage is still involved in mystery.--Limerick Chronicle
Ten lots of Connemara estate were put up to Auction on Wednesday last, in London, when four only were sold, viz:- House in Market-st., Galway, £95; Killeen townland, £800; Oranhill, do., £400; Awnbee, do., £800; and Corcullen, do., £1,200. The others were bought in. The estates are put up to sale under the Court of Chancery, for the benefit of the Law Insurance Company, which advanced £160,000 to the Martin family.
At the Commission Court, Dublin, John C. Murray, attorney, was indicted for having written a letter to Frederick Bergin, an attorney, with the intent to provoke and instigate him to fight a duel. The prisoner's counsel said that Mr. Murray was ready to offer an apology for the letter written on the heat of the moment, and hoped that the prosecutor would accept of it and abandon the prosecution. After some discussion between counsel on both sides, it was agreed that the apology should be accepted, and a juror withdrawn, Mr. Murray agreeing to pay 5l. the cost out of pocket incurred by the prosecutor.
The treasurers of the Wesleyan Missionary Society have received £2500 as a bequest of the late Peter Rothwell, Esq., of Bolton.
THE POTATO CROP- The digging out of the potatoes have been very much retarded in this district by the unfavourable state of the weather during the past month, but we believe they have not sustained much injury from the incessant rain. The information we have collected regarding the state of the disease in this crop is most encouraging. It does not seem to spread, except in a few instances, so that we may expect to be spared a very fair supply of this food until the next harvest.
COURT OF CHANCERY
His Lordship sat at one o'clock and
heard a few short petition motions, after which he rose and adjourned the court
until next day.
"LOVE" and "POOR LAWS"- A HIDDEN MOTIVE- The Newcastle correspondent of the Limerick and Clare Examiner supplied the following: "A certain individual entered the Board room a few days since, and demanded of Mr. Devitt, V.G., why a certain widow and her six orphans were not struck off the relief list, and removed to the Workhouse, because, as he alleged, she kept a house of ill-fame. Mr. Richard Walker, Relieving Officer of the district was present, a man of unflinching principle through life, and who has borne his character unblemished through the ordeal of his present trying situation. Mr. Devitt, a religious good man, as is universally admitted, put the question to Mr. Walker. He replied, "because the assertion is untrue, but some gentlemen have a chere amie, whom they nightly visit, near this poor widow's house; her espionage is rather inconveniently rigid, and there fore it is sought to remove her. But hold you an investigation and I pledge myself to establish these facts, and to expose the "heroes of Salmacis." The accuser was struck dumb. Mr. Devitt inquired in the proper quarter, and found Mr. Wallace correct in this, as well as in all other particulars. Unless you throw your aegis over insulted innocence, many may be victims of such machinations. When the local Guardians will have been incorporated, I promise this party to watch him in the Board Room.
To meet the expected outbreaks in the North on the 5th of November, besides 2000 troops having arrived, the following Stipendiary Magistrates are thus located-Mr. Hunt, from Tipperary, at Banbridge; Captain Warburton, at Rathfriland; Mr. Fitzgerald at Castlewellan; Mr. Tuskey at Tandragee; and Mr. Bermingham at Derry.
The Constabulary throughout Ireland are at present engaged in filling up returns for the information of Government, of the quantity of stock, poultry, &c., to ascertain the amount of food in the country.
Clonmel union has paid all the rate in aid except £286 out of £2286.
The Master of the Tralee workhouse is now enabled to buy food by funds raised on the personal responsibility of a few of the Guardians, else the paupers would be without food for the past week and coming month.
The Vice Guardians, previous to their departure from office, reduced the debts to contractors and private parties, to under £1,500, leaving also a small balance to credit of the union with the Treasurer.-- Roscommon Messenger.
The Nenagh police continue in charge of the Roman Catholic Chapel to preserve it from the violence of the populace; and, on Thursday last (All Saint's Day) the bell rang for mass there the first time for a month by order of Rev. Mr. Kenny, and the few who ventured in to attend the ceremony were outrageously hooted by the crowed outside.
THE GOVERNMENT COLLEGES
On Monday, the 29th inst., the
professors met at twelve o'clock, at the Queen's College, for the purpose of
electing the Deans of Faculties. The following professors were selected:
DEPRECIATION OF LANDED PROPERTY- The Galway Mercury contains the following statement: - "On the 18th instant, at Athenry, Mr. Thomas Connell, auctioneer, put up for sale by auction several lots of land, the property of Lord Oranmore, in that neighbourhood, but now under the courts. We would here observe, those lands were held by the late tenants at from 20s. to 34s. per acre, for the greater part of which a single bid could not be got. The following is the order in which they were put up:- 8 1/4 acres, knocked down for 3l. per annum; 10 acres, no bidders; 10 acres knocked down at 4l. per annum; 9 acres, ditto, 3l. 3s. ditto; 10 acres, no bidders; 5 acres, no bidders; 10 1/4 acres, knocked down for 2l. per annum; 20 acres, no bidders; 74 acres knocked down for 8l. per annum; 54 acres, no bidders; 35 acres, ditto; 34 1/2 acres, ditto."
THE MURDER AT RATHKIP
The adjourned inquest on the body of
John Mullin was held on Friday last before Meredith Thompson, Esq., Coroner,
assisted by Edward Howley, Esq., J.F. and Sub-Inspector O'Reilly. The only
additional evidence adduced was the finding of eight shillings and sixpence on
the person of Mary Carabine, in whose house the deceased lodged, a half crown of
which was stained with blood. A verdict of wilful murder was then found by the
jury against Denis Carabine, Mary Carabine, and Owen Clark, who were committed
to the Sligo Jail for trial at the end of next assizes.
At Roscommon, the Lady of Peter
Burrowes, Esq. Barrister-at-law, of a daughter.
At Aukland, New South Wales, Thomas Ringrose Atkins, inspector of armed police, and son-in-law of the late Colonel Greene, of Kilmainham Castle, county Tipperary.
On yesterday, in the Presbyterian
Meeting-house, Mullifarry, by the Rev. Thomas Armstrong, Presbyterian Minister
Mr. David Baird, Cabinetmaker and Upholsterer, to Miss Maria Pugh, both of this
REMOVAL OF THE BARRICADES BY TWO PRIESTS!- OPENING OF THE CHAPEL DOORS!!- THE MILITARY AND THE POLICE CALLED OUT!!!
The 31st of October, 1849, will
henceforward be a memorable day in Nenagh, for no doubt one of the most singular
circumstances that ever took place in this town, or perhaps in any other
civilized country, occurred on Wednesday morning. So cautiously was everything
done by the authorities, that all parties were completely taken by surprise.
Soon after five o'clock this morning one hundred of the constabulary commanded
by Charles G. O'Dell, Esq., S.L. and Head Constable Hayes, took up their
positions in the lane leading to the chapel and at the Barrack street entrance,
a strong body of police was stationed. At six o'clock the marching down
Summer-hill of a large body of the 79th Highlanders, consisting of over 100 men,
commanded by Major Ferguson, together with Capt. M'Call and Lieut. Harrison,
showed that something decided was contemplated. They were accompanied by M.B.
Plunkett, Esq., R.M., and the Rev. Messrs. Kenny and Bowler. On arriving
opposite Chapel-lane, the military were extended in open column at either side
along Castle-street. Sentries were also judiciously posted, in fact, every
caution and all military skill were observed, as if the town were about being
besieged. The morning was fine, but there was that chilliness in the air
generally felt at this season of the year-but the hardy Highlander, with kilt
and philabeg, seemed as indifferent to the cold as a Laplander. Everything being
secured, the Rev. Thomas Kenny, P.P. at Nenagh, and the Rev. Mr. Bowles, C.C. of
Nenagh, each rev. gentleman armed with a formidable crow bar in one hand, and a
stone hammer in the other, proceeded toward the doors, and commenced demolishing
the barricades; and after some time the stone and mortar of the Nenagh
beligerents gave way before the reverend labourers! but the doors being so
firmly nailed, they could not force them open. They pulled out the window of the
sacristy, in through which they went, and took possession of the interior of the
chapel. They quickly commenced to make the onslaught on the principal door,
which, after some laborious exertion, they opened drawing out the immense nails
by which it was held fast, and Mr. Kenny took possession of the chapel. At nine
o'clock the military were withdrawn but a large body of police remained in and
about the chapel during the day. An apprentice boy belonging to the Vindicator
office, was sent out to give the alarm but was arrested by the police, and taken
into custody.- After a short time, however, he was liberated, and so the matter
ends for the present.
Wednesday, November 14, 1849
THE MARTIN ESTATES
Fifth Day Sales- Monday ended the
sale-if sale it might be called- of these extensive estates. The vendors,
unfortunately met with very little encouragement at any period of the sale
whatever. But nothing could well be gloomier than the appearance of the company
at the mart on that day. There seemed absolutely no disposition to purchase. Not
a single sale was effected. Biddings were, indeed, given for the four out of
seventeen lots put up, but they were all, except in one solitary instance, so
small, and at so cautious a distance from the marketable value of the land, that
the bidders incurred no risk, whatever, supposing they were idle spectators
merely, of having two or three Irish townlands knocked down to them. The
auctioneer, meanwhile, did his utmost. He described scenery, enlarged upon
fertility, spoke of the contents of the mountains, and the riches of the sea,
the marble quarries, the mines of ore, the fisheries, all additions to the
inexhaustible wealth that lay on the surface of the arable land, and the
"highly improvable pasture and bog;" and, despite the obstinate
silence of his audience, he even tried to grow warm on the prospects which are
opening up for Ireland and Irish capitalists. But when the first seven lots were
allowed to be put up and successively withdrawn without an offer, and when, at
length, a solitary individual uttered his solitary bidding of an amount so low
as to mark his depreciation of some of the finest of the subsequent lots, even
Mr. Wainright seemed to lose his professional courage and perseverance,
and to come within the sphere of influence which affect ordinary mortals. he
nevertheless persisted to the close of the day.
BALLINA UNION- MEETING OF GUARDIANS
The Guardians held their second meeting
in the board room of the workhouse on Saturday last. Guardians present-Captain
Atkinson, Captain J. Knox, Mr. William Malley, Mr. Paget, Mr. Howley, Mr.
Annesley Knox, Mr. John F. Knox, Mr. E. Orme, Mr. W. Gardiner, Mr. J.V. Jackson,
Mr. Crofton, M. John M'Hugh, Mr. G. Orme, Mr. John Knox, Mr. Bredin, Mr. Strogen,
Mr. Quigly, Mr. Joynt, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Foster, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Gallagher, Mr.
Caroline, Mr. Flyn. Captain Hamilton, Poor Law Inspector of this Union, and
Richard Hamilton, Esq. of Belmullet, were also present.
REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Captain Hamilton then read the
following report of the committee appointed at last board day to inquire into
and report upon the financial state of the union:-
STRIKING A RATE.
It was proposed that a uniform rate of
3s.6d. in the pound be struck on the entire union.
STATE OF THE HOUSE.
Total number in the house and auxiliaries
| By the returns from the
Relieving officer, there appears to be 8000 lunatics at large in Ireland.
William C. Tute, Esq., has been appointed a master Extraordinary in Chancery, and a Commissioner of Affidavits in the several courts for the town and county of Sligo, in the room of Montgomery Blair, Esq., deceased.
There was a preparatory meeting of the creditors of workhouses in this and the surrounding counties yesterday, to devise some measure likely to recover the large sums due to provision contractors, &c., amounting in the aggregated of £100,000. The meeting was held at a respectable solicitor's office, and the proceedings were private.--Limerick Chronicle.
Petitions for the sale of encumbered estates, representing incumbrances to the amount of £900,000 have already been lodged with the commissioners.
At Drumcar, on Saturday last, Peter Neary, in the services of John M'Clintock, Esq., while chaining up a bull on the farm, was gored to death by the animal.
On the estate of Messrs. Oliver Gascoigne, Castle Oliver, Kilfinane, there is not an idle hand; they have established manufactories for making drainage pipes, tiles, bricks, &c.; the labourers and small occupiers are all employed in draining, subsoiling and building.
Monday evening a dispute took place in Nenagh, between Mr Meagher, of Ballybeg, near Toomevara and Mr. Hunt, junr., of Huntsgrove, Templederry. A young man named Crowe, a relative of Mr. Hunt's interfered, when a struggle ensued, which resulted in Mr. Meagher knocking down Crowe.- Mr. Hunt's father then came up, when Meagher took a pistol out of his pocket which exploded in the struggle, doing no further injury than grazing Mr. Hunt's hand. Mr. O'Dell, S.I., arrested two of the principals.
The Potters' Emigrant Society is now in possession of two estates in America, one named "Pottersville" of 1600 acres, and peopled; the other amounting to 50,000 acres, situated on the Fox River, in the state of Wisconsin, on which 350 families are now located.
THE PLANTATION SCHEME
To those who were favourable to the project of the reclamation of Connaught by the introduction of English settlers and English capital, to replace the present race of impoverished proprietors, the all but total failure of the attempt to dispose of the Martin estates in Galway has proved a 'heavy blow and great discouragement.' Persons having an intimate acquaintance with the nature of the property, its advantages and disadvantages, are decidedly of opinion, that many of the lots already sold, particularly the townlands near Galway, would have realized far higher prices had the sale taken place in Ireland; distance and the hopelessness of competing with English capital, having combined to deter Irish speculators from embarking in the enterprise. Be this as it may, the idea of the plantation scheme dating its commencement from the transfer of the region of Connemara into the hands of London companies is now blown off, and public curiosity is directed to the result of Mr. Caird's mission to the west, in hope that so experienced an authority on the value of land may feel justified in recommending the western province as a fair field for the operations of the happy few who may be overburdened with unemployed capital.--Times.
At Ballymoyer Glebe, county Armagh, the
Lady of the Rev. G. Well jun. of a son.
At St. Peter's Church, George William
Dalton, Esq. A.B. only son of the late George Edward Dalton, Esq. M.D.
Missionary to Jerusalem to Mary Cordelie, eldest daughter of the late Poole Henn,
At Waterford, Mary, eldest
daughter of the late Thomas Boyd, Major in the 16th Regiment of Foot, and sister
of the late Thomas Boyd, Major in the Waterford Militia.
THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER IN ULSTER
The anniversary of this great Protestant deliverance has come and passed away in Ulster, amidst the most perfect peace, good order, and tranquility. The Orangemen of the north have proved themselves worthy of the honorable name they bear. They have wisely refrained from any public demonstration to commemorate this glorious event so dear to every Protestant heart, and in this we have another powerful proof of their desire to pay obedience to those placed over them, and to cultivate good will and harmony.
Here not the slightest public manifestation of feeling was exhibited by the Orangemen throughout the day. On Wednesday last a meeting of the masters was held in Walker's Hotel, for the purpose of considering what steps should be taken with reference to the then approaching 5th of November. The attendance on this occasion was very numerous, and after grave deliberations, it was unanimously resolved that there should be no procession. The brethern [sic] of the district therefore remained quietly at their homesteads during the day, and in the evening enjoyed themselves in their respective lodge rooms. The precautions of the government were therefore quite unnecessary. The troops in Ballynahinch during the day consisted of two companies of the 13th regiment, from Belfast, under the command of Major Wilkinson, a troop of the 13th Light Dragoons, commanded by Captain Ormsby Gore, M.P. for Sligo, and Sub-Inspector of Constabulary, a Head Constable and thirty police, from Dublin, besides the permanent local force. S.L. M'Cance, Esq., R.M. remained with the troops in the town during the day. The only excitement perceivable in the minds of the people was that produced by the presence of so many soldiers and police.
When I entered this town, now so celebrated, I observed a company of the 9th regiment drawn up on parade in the centre of the square. On inquiry I found the troops stationed here for the day to consist of two companies of the 9th regiment from Newry, a troop of the 13th Light dragoons, under the command of Captain Holden, and Sub-Inspector Croghan; Head Constable Reilly and fifty police, from the county of Louth, together with seven of the local constabulary under Head-Constable Wrigth, commanded by Sub-Inspector Janns. Gerald Fitzgerald, Esq., R.M., of Ballinasloe, who was sent down by government, remained with the troops to give his services if necessary. The Orangemen of this district who had not contemplated walking at all in procession, remained at their several houses and attended to their individual affairs, as if there had not been an anniversary that day.
After I left Castlewellan, I proceeded direct by the old road to Dolly's Brea. To driver a car over this "bone-setting" road is no easy matter, and requires not only a good horse but a skilful driver. Its whole surface is marked here and there with large stone half above the earth, with deep gullies and cart ruts, into which the wheel of the car frequently enters and the shock your entire system experiences somewhat resembles that from an electric battery. When you arrive at the highest hill on the road, your driver informs you, if you have not been there before, that you are just then on Dolly's Brea. From the top you command a most extensive view of the surrounding country. The land on either sides is of a very inferior description-rocky eminences and bleak and barren patches ever where around-and countless multitudes of stone ditches confining their stony fields within the smallest divisions. A few miserable huts scattered here and there, are to be seen, quite in keeping with the land and scarcely a comfortable spot observable, to render the prospect in the slightest degree cheering. When I reached the top of Dolly's Brea, instead of seeing armed bands of Ribbonmen strongly entrenched with murderous intent, to dispute the pass, as to some extent anticipated in Castlewellan, the only living things I could perceive were six policemen, armed, patrolling about, and shivering in the bitter blast that swept over the hill, two very ugly brown goats, and three crows that appeared to be industriously engaged in making experiments on some diseased tubers in a potato field. I left the aforesaid policemen, goats, and crows, to the uninterrupted enjoyment of their respective pursuits; and having passed over Dolly's Brea, proceeded to
This hill, the scene of the late fatal conflict, is about a quarter of a mile distant from Dolly's Brea. I could see nothing worthy of notice here at all. The scene of the Ribbon encampment both on the morning and evening of the 12th, and the first and second parallels behind which the Ribbonmen were posted, were, to be sure, seen; but this was all. The patrol of police on Dolly's Brea commanded a full view of the Magheramayo hill.
This town remained in a state of perfect quietness and tranquility during the day. The Orangemen made no exhibition of feeling whatever. Every precaution was taken by the police to guard against any collisions. Sub-Inspector Hill and a number of his men were out all night of the 4th, patrolling the country in various directions, having heard that the Ribbonmen from Cooly, Meath, and Armagh, were determined to assemble on an "eligible sight" to be ready to oppose with pitchfork, pike, and musket, the Orangemen and women, should they resolve of walking. The police returned to barracks after six o'clock on Monday morning, and not having observed any body of people, as they had reason to suspect. In the evening, I understand, the Orangemen assembled in their lodge-rooms and enjoyed themselves most convivially. During the day the town was literally filled with troops, consisting of two companied of the 55th regiment from Dublin, under the command of Major Daubeney, one troop of the 13th Light Dragoons, under Captain Oldham, from Dundalk, sixty constabulary from Dublin, under Sub-Inspector Warburton, and twenty of the local police, all under the command of Sub-Inspector Hill, of Rathfriland. All the military were under arms from eight o'clock in the morning to turn out at a moment's notice. The stipendiary magistrate present was Bartholomew Warburton, Esq., from Baltinglass, in the county of Wicklow.
As soon as the Orangemen of Hilltown saw Lord Roden's letter they immediately and unanimously resolved not to walk in procession on the 5th. The troops in this town consisted of one company of the 55th regiment, a troop of the 17th Lancers from Dublin, and a head constable and thirty police. The day passed off quietly, not the slightest breach of the peace that I could learn having occurred. The Orangemen enjoyed themselves in their lodge rooms in the evening. The stipendiary magistrate who was temporarily sent down to act with the troops here was Mr. Barron, who had lately been sworn in Dublin as a magistrate for the county of Down.
This little town is situated about four miles from Castlewellan, on the road to Downpatrick. The Orangemen here also resolved not to walk in procession, and they faithfully carried out their resolution. In the evening they partook of refreshments in their lodge rooms.
No procession here throughout the day.
The Orangemen acted with their brethren in the other districts, and resolved not
to walk. The utmost respect and obedience were paid to Lord Roden's letter. In
the evening the Orangemen sat down to a splendid dinner in their lodge rooms, in
Bridge-street, kept by Mr. Wm. Gray.
This place, which is the grand rendezvous for the Ribbonmen on every 17th of March, and well-known as the scene of Ribbon outrage and murder on last Patrick's Day, was unusually quiet on Monday. The Orangemen of the district did not depart from the rule so stringently urged by their brethren throughout Ulster; but in the evening, I was informed, they spent a few convivial hours in their lodge rooms.
No additional police was ordered to
this town on Monday. The small party already stationed here were amply
sufficient to discharge the duty. The Orangemen had no procession whatever, and
the evening was spent convivially in their lodge rooms.--Abridged from the
Wednesday, November 21, 1849
HIGH SHERIFFS- 1850
Names of the Gentlemen returned by the
Judges of Assize to serve the office of High Sheriffs for the ensuing year:-
THE STREETS OF BALLINA
It is desirable that the guardians of this union would follow the example of the Castlebar board in passing a resolution for the employment of some of the able-bodied paupers in cleaning the streets of this town. On many occasions we called upon the late vice-guardians to afford the rate-payers some little return for their money, but their masters, the commissioners, would not permit any paupers to be systematically engaged in removing nuisances from the streets. We suppose the elected guardian must submit to the same controul or walk out of the office forthwith. Here is the secret, let what will be said; and whatever gentlemen have the management of an union they must do as they are bid. But we would be glad to see the guardians act somewhat independently and test the powers of the Poor Law Commissioners in more respects than that which we have now under consideration. It is not necessary for us to enlarge upon the exceedingly filthy state of our town, the offensive nuisances which every where present themselves, and the different irregularities and obstruction in the streets. The guardians must be fully aware of all this, and why, we ask, in the name of common sense and justice is not some attempt made to bring out the able-bodied paupers from their snug corners in the workhouse and make them work a little for the food and comfort they are enjoying at the expense of the rate payers? This, too, would be remunerative employment, for the value of the manure collected would be more than sufficient to support those daily engaged in gathering it, and will be required if the design of renting some land for pauper labour be carried out. We trust that this subject will be brought before the consideration of the board at their next meeting.
THE OLD ABBEY - After repeated representations of the unfitness of the Old Abbey in Ardnaree being used as a burial ground, a sealed order from the Central Board of Health directing its enclosure for the prevention of further interments was issued six or eight weeks since, but, seeing that no steps have been yet taken towards the carrying out of this important object, we now call the attention of the Board of Guardians to the subject.
BALLINA PETTY SESSIONS- Captain Atkinson was the only magistrate in attendance yesterday. After hearing a few cases out of the civil book he adjourned the court.
At Castlecaufield, the Lady of Rev. R.
Hamilton, Curate of Donaghmore, of a son.
Yesterday at the church of Mallsferry,
by the rev. James Meehan, William Richey, Esq., proprietor of the TYRAWLY
HERALD, to Jane, daughter of John Boyde, Esq., of Carrakelly.
In Castleisland, Mrs. Thompson,
daughter of the late Edward Eagan, Esq., Solicitor of Tralee.
WORKHOUSE INDUSTRY- From the Tuam Herald we learn the gratifying information that between the 16th of June last and the 27th ult., there was spun in the Workhouse of the Tuam Union: 2,750 lbs of wool; 1,393 lbs of tow; 488 lbs of flax-which was manufactured into blankets, sheets, bedding, and clothing at an expense of £315 11s 9d. The contract prices for the same quantity and description of goods would be £470 6s 4d: thus a saving was effected of £155 14s 7d, to the Union, as well as keeping the paupers beneficially and profitably employed. -- Mayo Telegraph.
A DISGRACEFUL OUTRAGE - A carman from Boyle, named John Mullanny, was severely beaten in Drumfin, a few nights ago, by some unknown ruffian, on account of his lodging with John Black, who is a persecuted Protestant, and keeps a carman's stage there. Poor Black has underwent grevous persecution in his native soil those number of years past; he sells groceries and entertains travellers, and his implacable neighbors, who have always acted on the principle of exclusive dealing towards him have frequently entreated the carmen and others who have lodged with him, and compelled his customers to eat the candles, soap, salt and raw herrings, which they had purchased from the unfortunate, obnoxious Protestant man! -- Sligo Guardian.
A FATAL ACCIDENT - On Friday last as a little boy named Flatly was crossing a plank over Laikagh river, he fell accidentally into the water and before any assistance would be offered him, the creature perished in the rapid stream. The neighbouring people made an immediate search for his body which they found greatly mangled by the large stones and found it passed through half a mile from where it fell in.-- Sligo Guardian
TENANT-RIGHT MEETING- An immense meeting of tenant farmers was held in Callan on Sunday after last mass. The chair was taken by William Conway, Esq., and the proceedings passed off in an orderly manner. Resolutions in accordance with the object of the meeting were voted with intense enthusiasm and every feature was marked with the firm yet constitutional spirit by which the acts of such an assemblage should be characterized. The advice of an eminent counsel was taken as to the legality of the resolutions to be adopted.-- Tipperary Free Press.
MEETING OF GUARDIANS
BALLINA UNION.- The usual weekly
meeting of the guardians of this union was held in the board-room on Saturday.
Colonel Gore in the chair; the other guardians present were Mr. Howley, Mr.
Paget, Captain Atkinson, Mr. Gardiner, Captain John Knox, Mr. A. Knox, Mr.
Pratt, Mr. Bredin, Mr. Joynt, &c. Captain Hamilton, Inspector, was also
STATE OF THE HOUSE
Remaining on Saturday 3d. Nov .............. 2558
STATE OF THE FUNDS
Received during the week......................£178 0 0
A meeting of Mr. P. O'Donohue's friends has been held in Boston, at which 123 dollars was collected for the family of Mr. O'Donohun, now undergoing transportation.
Lord Denman, chief justice, who is paralysed, retires on a pension of £4000 a year.
There is not one Irish officer on the flag list in active service, and only three Captains of the entire Royal Navy! This is not justice to Ireland in the Admiralty patronage. The junior Admiral, Sir David Duan, is an Irishman, and a very distinguished officer.-- Limerick Chronicle.
The brig South Stockton, of Newcastle, from Quebec was fallen in with the 5th November, water-logged, the two surviving of the crew in the tops having been obliged to subsist on the flesh and blood of the rest who had died off!
Sunday night a party effected an entrance into the back premises of the house of the Rev. Warden Daly, Salt Hill, Galway, from whence they abstracted table linen, shirts, carpenters' tools, &c.
A pensioner named Fitzgerald and his two sons were crushed to death near Glin, by the fall of the gable wall of the house as they lay in bed.
We believe there is no longer any doubt
that Mr. Corry Connollan is about to retire from the office of private Secretary
to the Lord Lieutenant.-- Dublin Herald.
Wednesday, November 28, 1849
We feel great pleasure in being able to
lay before our readers the following very interesting documents. It is to be
regretted that similar facilities do not now exist for drafting a greater number
of our young and intelligent paupers to the colonies. Surely the complete
success of the experiment should stimulate to increased exertions for the
furtherance of this scheme, though the expense may be a little more than was at
first calculated upon:-
At Templeogue, the lady of Frederick
Augustus Wynne, Esq., of a daughter.
Henry E. Redmond, Esq., late 57th
regiment, to Mary O'Connell, eldest daughter of Christopher Fitzsimon, of
Glencullen, county of Dublin, Esq.
At Killala, on yesterday morning,
suddenly, Palmer Bourke, Esq., J.P. aged 84 years.
DEATH OF LIEUT.-COL. JOHN BROWNE, OF BREAFFY.
This respected gentleman died at his
residence, near Castlebar, on Tuesday, after a lingering illness. He from an
early age embraced a military life, in which he distinguished himself. He was
present in all the engagements during the peninsular campaign up to the period
of the battle of Waterloo, where he was so severely wounded that his life was
for many months despaired of. Lieut-Col. Browne entered the service in October,
1804, as Ensign; accepted the 4th on the expedition to Sweden, and afterwards to
the peninsula, where he served until November 1813, and was present in the lines
at Torres, Vedras, pursuit of Massena, action of Redinha, battle of Fuentes
d'Oner, siege of Radajoz in 1811 (severely wounded), siege and capture of Ciudad
Rodrigo. Served also in the campaign of 1815, including the battles of Quatro
Bras and Waterloo.
The Rev. Henry Murphy, A.M., chaplain
to the Bishop of Down and Conner, was collated to the rectory of Dunluce at the
palace on Tuesday.
Captain Wm. F. Martin (1824) is
appointed Commodore of the second class, to command the Lisbon, or Channel
squadron, to hoist a broad pendant to the Prince Regent, 92.
Wm. Coffee, Esq., Sub-Inspector, for a
long time quartered at Dunmore, has been removed to Galway and succeeds John
Lynch, Esq., promoted as a County Inspector.
Meat is supplied at the Listowel
Workhouse at 1 3/4d. per pound.
Lieutenant-General Pigot, late of 21st
Dragoons, is to have the Coloneley of the 14th Dragoon Guards.
PROMOTIONS AND EXCHANGES
2d Regiment of Life Guards-George
Robert Fitzroy, Gent. to be Cornet and Sub-Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Heald,
who retires; Augustus Savill Lumley, Gent to be Cornet and Sub-Lieutenant, by
purchase, vice Carew.
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