Ireland Old News
Wednesday, Oct 3, 1849
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
On Monday morning last, between nine
and ten o'clock as Mr. John Beary, of Derk Cottage, in this county, was walking
his grounds, two shots were fired at him from behind a fence, one of which
grazed his neck, and the other perforated his hat, providentially doing no other
injury. The cowardly assassins had spotted their intended victim with a few
yards, and immediately fled from the cover, but were distinctly seen. One of
them escaped out of sight. Constable Grace and a party of the Oulah station were
in quick pursuit, and arrested the other miscreant near Cullen, whom they found
to be the son of a respectable farmer named Thomas O'Brien, of Latten. They next
proceeded to the old man's house, in search of his other son, who was not at
home, but in a few moments he walked in, not supposing the police were before
him, and they promptly secured him also, with a double barrelled gun in his
hand, newly discharged. Mr. Beary has identified both prisoners.--Limerick
Captain Sutton, 47th, commanded a guard
of honour at Mallow to receive the Lord Lieutenant on his return from Killarney.
List of names of those officers who
will be promoted by the Brevet in 1851:-
The Lord Bishop of Limerick, Ardfort
and Agbadoe held a confirmation at the Parish Church of Killarney on Friday.
We are happy to have to state that,
through the blessing of God, there has been no case of Cholera in this locality
since last Saturday, and the medical officers have decided upon closing the
hospital on Saturday next.
ELECTION OF THE CORONER
Monday being the day fixed for the nomination of candidates for the office of Coroner for this district, the Sub-sheriff, William Kearney, Esq., and the Assessor, Lewis O'Donnell, Esq., attended at the Court House. The preliminaries being gone through, Thomas Palmer, jun., Esq. was proposed by James V. Jackson, Esq. and seconded by Henry R. Crofton, Esq. as a fit and proper person to be put in nomination for the office of Coroner. Mr. Peter Nolan, of Moyne, was then proposed by the Rev. Bernard Egan, P.P., of Belmullet. A poll was consequently demanded and it being necessary a day should intervene between the nomination and polling, the Sub-sheriff will on this day proceed to take the votes of the electors.
6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards-Lieut.
Thomas Mander from the 2d West India Regiment, to be Paymaster, vice Simon
Fitzherbert Jackson, who retires upon half pay as Lieutenant, unattached.
In Cork, the Lady of Quartermaster
Blake, 12th Lancers, of a son.
Mr. James O'Donnell, grocer of Galway,
to Winifred, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Clarke.
At Clifden, Connemara, of fever, Mary
Anne, wife of Geo. Gregory, Esq., C.F. and daughter of the late Major C.M.
FIRE AT THE BOHERBUOY AUXILIARY WORKHOUSE
Between 11 and 12 o'clock on Friday night, it was discovered that the Boherbuoy auxiliary workhouse was on fire. The alarm having been given by St. Michael's Parish watch, a number of persons soon congregated in the vicinity of the burning premises, and the fire engines of the West of England, St. Michael's Parish, 74th Regt. and Royal Horse Artillery, were on the ground in quick time, but could not work for nearly an hour owing to want of water. The fire originated in the straw-house, under the infirmary, and the thick volumes of smoke which issued, nearly suffocated the inmates, who, to the number of eleven hundred, all escaped, having been promptly aroused from sleep in their dormitories, and removed to the open yards. The flames having spread with rapidity through the buildings in the rere, two spacious wings of the establishment were soon burned to the ground, with their contents, consisting of bedding , wearing apparel, &c.- Lieut. Col. Doyle, Colonel Cox, Lieut. Col. Fordyce, with fatigue parties of the 74th, 3d. Buffs, and Royal Horse Artillery, rendered essential service. John Crips, Esq., J.P. and Pierce G. Barron, Esq., R.M., and City Police, under Head Constable Daly, were also in attendance. In order to prevent the fire from extending to the front premises, a quantity of shedding was pulled down, and at four o'clock the flames were subdued. John Westropp, Esq., is the owner of the premises which were insured by the Guardians in the West of England office for £4000. The loss sustained will not exceed £200.
Mr. Thomas Birmingham, J.P., suggests, "a cure for the carrying away of crops." All proprietors and agents should boldly declare that in no case will they permit a tenant, who fraudulently, on the Sabbath, (thus desecrating the Lord's day) shall cut and carry away crops while the rent is unpaid, to occupy a farm under them; and early next session an act should be passed, giving power to magistrates, upon viewing the permises, and being satisfied that the crops have been thus fraudulently carried off, to declare the forfeiture of the lease, if the rent be not paid in full in one month; in this way the landlord gets rid of dishonest tenants, and in this short process is saved and expensive ejectment-society gets rid of a fraudulent member, whilst by the other measure the honest improving tenant will be remunerated for his outlay on the termination of his lease.
It appears that, during last summer £7,700 had been sent to the Ennis union, from the Treasurer, advances on credit of the Rate-in-aid fund, which sum had been allocated amongst the various electoral divisions.
At the recent fair of Abbeyfaile, a man by the name of Roche was struck with a stone by a man named M'Auliffe, which killed him immediately.
At Birr session, several persons were convicted in penalties of £3 and £5 for breach of the fishery laws.
By the return, up to the 31st August, by the Chief Agent of Emigration, 10,192 had arrived in Quebec more in 1849 than in 1848; the numbers being 34,000 against 23,908.
The Queen Dowager has forwarded a donation of £200 to the Association for Promoting the Relief of Destitution in the metropolis, to be applied towards the relief of the widows of those who died of cholera.
Where Next?-The furniture and other necessaries belonging to the Castlebar workhouses, are under seizure for a debt due to Mr. Quin, the milk contractor. It is said that such is the bankrupt state of the union that a compromise cannot be effected. The "hammer," therefore is the alternative.
Constable Magolrik, for some time stationed at Belmullet, has succeeded in arresting a notorious character named Keane, who stands charged with having committed a felonious assault on a little girl eleven or twelve years old.
MAYO PRISON- There are 345 prisoners at present confined in this establishment.
SLIGO UNION- Number of persons relieved in the workhouse, 1580; number receiving outdoor relief, 1138.
ROSCREA PETTY SESSIONS
Paddy Ryan was summoned by Newhouse
Davis, a poor rate collector, for rescuing and removing a quantity of wheat,
seized by him for £8 poor rates.
Wednesday, Oct 10, 1849
| THE CROPS- The great bulk
of the cereal crops of this district are now safe in the farm yards and may be
considered as above an average. The potato blight is not increasing so rapidly
as was feared. Some fields have suffered immensely while others are altogether
safe or but partially blighted. It is hoped from the sound and firm state of the
potatoes, especially those planed early, the disease will not extend itself much
father. If so there will still be a very plentiful supply.
ELECTION OF CORONER- At the close of the poll on
Thursday, Mr. Peter Nolan was declared duly elected Coroner for the district by
a majority of eight votes, the number of votes for each candidate being:
POOR LAWS- The ex-officio Guardians are now acting in the new unions formerly included in this. Colonel Gore has been elected chairman of the Dromore West board, and Robert Kirkwood, Esq. chairman of the Killala board.
HENRY BRETT, Esq., C.E.- The promotion of this gentleman to a more lucrative post will be hailed by the majority of the people of this county with much pleasure. Mr. Brett has been selected by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant to succeed Henry Owen, Esq. as county surveyor for the county and city of Waterford, at a salary of £500 a year.--Mayo Constitution.
On Saturday morning last, from information received from Sub-Constable Duncan, he proceeded to the quay and entered an old boat on the river, and after some short search he found rolled up in an old fore sheet four pike handles, which he took away. The boat is the property of the Messrs. Pim and had been lying by for some time. Duncan had the Messrs. Pim's permission to make the aforesaid search.--Tipperary Free Press.
Walter Linn, an Irishman, was murdered at Reston, Berwickshire, last week. Wm. M'Quea, his countryman, has been arrested on suspicion.
Colonel Chatterton, late 4th or Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, has declared himself a candidate for the City Cork representation.
The potato crop in the west of County Clare is
abundant, though not entirely free from disease.
His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has thought proper, in compliance with the clamours of the Radical press in London, and of the "Loyal" Repealers in Ireland, to remove the name of the Earl of Roden from the Commission of the Peace for the counties of Down and Louth, and to deprive Messrs. Francis and William Beers of the like office in the former county.--Evening Mail.
In Castlebar, on the 7th inst., Edward Malley, Esq. Solicitor at the early age of 36 years.
IRISH ELECTIONS IN THE OLDEN TIME- A TREATING BILL.
I will now deliver a veritable
'treating bill,' furnished at an Irish election, not a great number of years
ago, to an Irish baronet since dead; a gentleman whose most respectable and
excellent successor is now in the house, a living witness, if necessary, of the
authenticity of this valuable document:-
The quantity of sheep which usually
poured in from Roscommon and Mayo is greatly limited this year-in fact, with the
exception of Mr. Robert Fair's lots, not 100 came from Mayo. This may be a sign
of the times. The demand was brisk when selling commenced, the lots
rapidly changed hands, and at figures though somewhat under last year's prices,
yet, on the whole, considering the state of the country, not below par. The
demand to-day (Thursday) was not for the heaviest description of wedders and
this may be a token that some of the long headed men intend to lean quietly on
their oars for a while, as the turnip crop and the meadows, perhaps never before
returned a larger produce. . They have not measured the fat, but they are
dependant on their own skill for the ensuing markets. This is a new one in
market statistics. There are a great many dropped heads who calculated on this
fair to right their bank account; but many of them have already found that
"navigation" will not always be a sure chart-amongst land lubbers
especially. The bill trade is gone, those who heretofore on a name claimed the
bank's countenance, may now turn the "other cheek," but if the hard
metal is not present will get slapped. Nothing will now do but the ready down,
and this in itself may give a turn to business-a healthy one, no doubt, but the
beetle when money gives the colour, should not be discarded.
THE STREETS OF BALLINA
On this subject the editor of the Sligo Guardian, being an eye witness, could not, as on other subjects connected with this locality over which he stumbled, have made any mistake. The streets of this town are in a very filthy state at present we must confess, and we have frequently taken much trouble to have them cleansed, but, generally speaking, to no purpose. If we refer it to the guardians of the union as their duty we are met with the reply that they have no power to employ any of the able-bodied paupers at this work. If we blame the magistrates we obtain no encouragement there; and if we appeal to the respectable inhabitants they get outrageous and say they should have even that trifling benefit out of the immense sums of money paid for the support in idleness of the able-bodied poor. So that on all hands our efforts are paralized. Altogether it is a disgrace that such a state of things should be permitted even for a day, and the poor law officials, Guardians or Commissioners-Magistrates, and inhabitants, are all to blame.
4th Regiment of Dragoon-Guards-Cornet
John MacDonnell Webb to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Richardson, who
retires, Oct. 2
AWFUL MURDER IN THE QUEEN'S COUNTY
TOLERTON, SUNDAY EVENING-
I have just attended an inquest in a case of murder, compared to which in
atrocity that of the Mannings sink into the shade. The murdered in the
present instance was husband, the murderess, wife. She has not only been
presumed guilty by a coroner's jury, but has fully confessed to her
participation in the terrible tragedy. In order to give the foul transaction in
the smallest space, I condense the evidence.
Wednesday, Oct 17, 1849
LOUGHREA POOR LAW UNION- In a few days 25 young women, who are at present inmates of the workhouse of Loughrea, will proceed to Portsmouth on their way to Sydney. They will be dressed most comfortably and are qualified to earn their own livelihood. The Loughrea workhouse is one of the very best in Ireland- the cleanliness, ventilation, and all the other internal arrangements of the building would, not be surpassed. The boys and girls receive instruction daily in neat commodious school-rooms and many of the former are taught the trades of the tailor and shoemaker and the work made by their hands supplies the inmates with shoes and clothes. No idleness is permitted in the workhouse; every one is usefully employed. The managers of the establishment are not a board of guardians, but two vice-guardians, and no similar institution with which we are familiar can more justly lay claim to praise for the manner in which it is conducted.
ARMAGH UNION- The twenty-nine female paupers left the workhouse yesterday for Dublin, preparatory to their embarkation for Australia. They looked healthy, smart and comfortable.- On parting from their companions many of them cried. To most of the poor creatures the workhouse was the only home they ever knew; and such is the force of association and habits, that even on that asylum, so repulsive to many, they cast, when leaving, a longing, lingering look behind.--Newry Telegraph.
KING'S COUNTY - SANGUINARY CONFLICT
KILLOUGHY, SUNDAY EVENING, OCT 14- A
melancholy spectacle greeted my arrival here to-day- one policeman lying dead,
two mortally wounded, and two more suffering severely from gun shot wounds. The
cause of this sacrifice of human life is owing to the interference of the
constabulary to prevent the removal of crops and cattle by a defaulting tenant.
The following is a hurried outline of the tragedy:-
APPALLING MURDER- KING'S COUNTY
Sunday, October 14, 1849 - This morning
as this unfortunate gentleman was riding to prayers on one of the tenants'
horses, he was shot dead on the road coming out of Creggan townland, a little
above the bridge which divides Ferbane townland and Curraghdown. He fell dead
off his horse, and was completely riddled from under his ear down to the lowest
rib, on the left side. There were two shots fired at him both at the same
instant. It is supposed three men were engaged in the dreadful affair; they were
behind the ditch on Ferbace or Corr side, a place well selected for such a
villainous deed. There was a countryman chatting him along at the time, and he
fell completely over on the man, who being on his right side, received no
injury. It is an awful sight. I was out and saw the poor fellow lying on the
road just as he fell. His neckerchief was blown into bits, and some of it got in
Royston's field on the opposite side.
19th Foot-Lieut. C.K. Skete to be
Captain by purchase, vice Brevet Major Burns, who retires; Ensign F.C. Ashworth
to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Skete.
COMMISSION OF LUNACY
On Friday an inquiry was made by Mr. Close and Mr. Beatty into the state of mind of Charles Kirkwood, Esq. of Bartra. Mr. Martley, Q.C., appeared on behalf of Mrs. Kirkwood to ascertain whether the supposed lunatic was of unsound mind, and at what time he became insane. After the examination of witnesses jury returned a verdict that Mr. Kirkwood was of unsound mind, and has been so since the 15th of April. It appeared on the examination that Mr. Kirkwood's real estate amounted to £320 a-year, his chattel property was £540, and the value of his railway shares was £10,138. Mrs. Kirkwood desirous to avoid publicity, caused him to be placed in the asylum at Finglas.
Henry Brewster, Esq., of Carlow, has been appointed by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant to the Surveyorship of this county, vacant by the removal to Waterford of Henry Brett, Esq.
STATE OF THE HOUSE- Saturday 13, 1849
Remaining on last Saturday night.................. 2402
The terms of the discussion between the Revs. Messrs. Hodson and Dill upon the important question, whether Protestants do or do not compromise Protestant and Scriptural principle in accepting aid from the National Board of Education, have been at length definitely settled and the time, place, and mode of conducting it agreed upon. We wish merely to call attention to the fact, the subject being one of vital importance to our religious community, and fully justifying the great interest it has excited. And we cannot refrain from expressing our confident conviction that, this being so, the clergymen about to engage in its discussion will carry it on in a calm and dispassionate manner, and without acrimony, seeking only to elicit truth and establish sound principles.--Belfast News-Letter.
A large portion of furniture, ordered for Dublin Castle from French houses in London, was actually made at the establishment of Messrs. Fletcher of Cork. What could be more illustrative of the capability of Irish workmen, and the value of a name?
THE TRACY PEERAGE- A new candidate for this peerage has made his appearance in the person of Lieut. Benjamin Wheatley Tracy, R.N. It appears that the life of the defeated claimant, who lately died, was insured for £14,000 which sum has gone toward the liquidation of the costs incurred in prosecuting his suit. The estates attached to the ancient Irish peerage of Tracy are worth £40,000 per annum. The property is principally situate in Gloucestershire.
The late Dr. O'Brien, P.P. of Slane, county of Meath, it is now ascertained, died worth upwards of £100,000.
Bishop Higgins, of Ardagh, promises Mr. John O'Connell the aid of his clergy to revive the old repeal association.
The Midland Great Western Railway Company have under consideration a Railway from Limerick to Killaloe, to facilitate the navigation of the Shannon to Athlone, in connection with the extension Railway to Galway.
Several privates of the 44th and 58th at Malta, have been tried by court-martial for burglary, robberies, drunkenness, and insubordination and sentenced to corporal punishment with confinement.
On Lord Portarlington's Irish estates there are debts to the amount of six hundred thousand pounds, and the rent roll is thirty thousand per annum The noble Earl, however, has a large English estate without encumbrance from his maternal ancestors.
An English capitalist has visited Tipperary, to take land for the purpose of cultivating chicory. He requires several hundred acres of the richest soil, contiguous to a railway or river, as he will export the produce to the English markets. Chicory root is now largely used in the preparation of coffee.
The cost of a healthy pauper in the Killarney workhouse is now so low as 41d. per week.
October 8, at Gloucester-street, Dublin, the Lady of Sidney V. Jackson, Esq. of a son.
The Subscriber is favoured with
instructions to SELL UNRESERVEDLY, as above, the following Chattel Property:- 7
Dairy Cows, 25 Heifers, one to three years old, 20 Breeding Ewes, 2 Rams, 4 Farm
Horses, 2 Saddle Horses, 7 Carts and Harness, 5 Ploughs, 5 Harrows and Mounting,
Sheep Rack, 1 Roller, 30 Acres Swedish and Aberdeen Turnips, nearly 3 Acres of
Carrots, Parsnips and Mangel Wurzel, about 25 to 30 Tons of Wheat in stack, 19
Stacks of Oats and Barley, large rick of Hay, 30 Cocks do, 1 rick of Straw, Gig,
Tax Cart, Inside and Outside Cars, one set of Carriage Harness, Saddles,
Bridles, Horse Clothing, &c., &c., together with several other articles
too numerous to mention.
SALE GOING ON
THE SUBSCIBER is favoured with instructions from the Representatives of the late Rev. Mr. BURROWES to Sell, as above, the entire Chattel Property, viz.-
PARLOUR- A set of Mahogany Dining
Tables and Chairs, Bookcases and Books, Secretary, Gardevines, Sideboard,
Carpets and Hearthrugs, Curtains, Maps, Fire Irons and Fenders; a few dozen red
and white Wine, of prime quality.
IN THE YARD
2 Jaunting Cars and Harness, a Bath
Chair, Donkey Harness, a Side-Saddle and Bridle, 2 Saddles and Bridles, 3 Sets
of Cart-harness, 4 Carts and Cribs, 1 Roller, Lime Screen, Sand Screen and
Riddle, Carpenters' Grind Stone, 2 Iron Ploughs and Traces, 1 Double harrow,
Beam, Scales and Weights, 9 Hay and dung forks, 7 Ladders, Crowbars and Pickaxe,
Oat-bin, Feeding troughs, Three Milch Cows, 2 Heifers and 2 Calves, 34 Sheep and
Lambs, a fat Cow, an excellent Jaunting-car Horse, 2 Work Horses and one Poney.
COMPRISING Oils and Colours of every
description, Varnishes, Roman Cement and Plaster Paris, Painting and Whitewash
Brushes; three Double Ladders and Buckets-also a large assortment of Room Paper,
suited for Parlour, Dining-room and Hall of nice patterns.
Wednesday, Oct 24, 1849
The Rectory of Raymochy in the county Donegal is
vacant by the promotion of the rev. James Byrne, F.T.C.D. to the College living
of Cappagh, county Tyrone. The appointment rests with Trinity College.
MILITARY INQUIRY- An inquiry has been instituted at Armagh, in to the allegation that party tunes were played by the musicians belonging to a company of artillery which recently passed through that city on its way to Charlemont. It was proved that party tunes were played. The officer who was in charge of the company on the occasion is an Englishman, and it was sworn to he was unaware of the party interpretation given to the tunes played. The result of the inquiry is not yet known.
The extensive estates of the Marquis of Sligo, in the west of Ireland, which are now mortgaged to one of the principal assurance companies of London, will come under the operation of the new act for the transfer of encumbered properties at the first sitting of the commissioner, the encumbrances having made arrangements for asking power to discharge the encumbrances by sale.--Liverpool Albion
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE- Some very interesting specimens of green crops, grown at Archer's-grove by Mr. James Cody, steward to George Reade, Esq., have been sent to our office, consisting of immense Swede turnips, which averaged 55 tons to the acre, enormous mangolds of various descriptions which produced seventy tons to the acre. These were accompanied by specimens of the finest potatoes which we have for a long time seen, being American apples, of which 105 barrels were the produce of two roods and twenty perches, Irish measure, thus averaging about 160 barrels to the acre.---Kilkenny Moderator.
It is rumoured that Mrs. Butler (Fanny Kemble) is about to marry Theodore Sedgwick, Esq., of Stockbridge.
Intimation has been given by Lord Grey to parties interested in emigration to the Cape of Good Hope that the plan of sending convicts to that colony has been withdrawn.
ROAD CONTRACTS- Last week we called the attention of the contractor for the repairs of the Sligo road approaching this town; but it seems to no effect, the footway being now in the state we predicted, rendered impassible by the rain. A quantity of clay was laid on to fill up some unevenness without any broken stones or gravel being laid over it; the consequence is that a regular sink is formed, and must remain so during the winter unless the contractor completes his work in a proper manner, and we beg to call the attention of the County Surveyor to it.
NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR CARRYING THE MAIL BETWEEN STRANORLAR AND LETTERKENNY- Mr. O'Donovan of this town, proprietor of the Sligo and Derry Mail Coach, has started a car to run from Stranorlar to Letterkenny. The former of these places it leaves at half-past two o'clock, just after the arrival of the Sligo mail for Derry; and from Letterkenny it starts the following morning at a quarter before eight o'clock exactly, and then arrives at Stranorlar before the Sligo mail for Derry reaches that town. This arrangement will be advantageous to the public, as at present letters from Stranorlar to Letterkenny are delayed overnight in Strahane and in fact, all letters from Sligo to that town, and by return are delayed, also from Letterkenny to Stranorlar, Donegal, Ballyshannon, and Sligo. We hope the General Post Office will make arrangements for having letters, &c., transmitted to these places, by this conveyance-upon public grounds; and also, because Mr. O'Donovan is an enterprising gentleman and deserves to be supported.--Sligo Guardian.
EXPORT OF CATTLE FROM BELFAST- The number of cattle shipped from this port since the 1st of September has far exceeded that of any former season. We would not be overstating the fact, if we set down the traffic in this article of export at treble its amount at any previous period. Every day large and numerous herds of beasts, chiefly store or "stock" cattle, are to be seen passing through our streets on their way to the steam-packet berths. They have, for the most part, been purchased in the county of Derry ,and in the lower part of the county of Antrim, by dealers, who are enabled to pick them up from the poorer farmers at a very low figure, the scarcity of money among that class, and the unfavourable prospects of the potato crop, inducing them to part with young stock they would otherwise have been but so glad to retain. Many of them were the property of persons emigrating at this late period of the season or proposing to do so next spring.-- Banner of Ulster.
THE CITY OF CORK ELECTION- A SCENE.
The Southern Reporter of Tuesday
contains a report of the proceedings at a meeting of the Lew ward, Cork, held on
Monday, for the purpose of electing a "trustworthy representative" for
the beautiful city, in room of the late Mr. D. Callaghan. The chair was taken by
Alderman Dowdes, who briefly addressed the assemblage.
| PERSECUTION OF
PROTESTANTS- We have more than once had occasion to allude to the unprincipled
hostility to Protestants manifested by some of the "navvies" in Mr.
Dargan's employment at the works in the neighbourhood of this town. From the
exposures we have made we were in hope that we should have no further occasion
to allude to the subject, but a case had just come to our knowledge which we
feel it a duty to notice. A man, named Thomas Richardson, from Tynan, who had
all the appearance of being a well conducted man, went to work on Monday week at
the railway, near the Wellington Inn. When leaving his work in the evening
several of the men gathered around him, and asked him was he a Protestant. He
replied that he was, and then they told him that he need not come back there
again. Thinking they were only making fun he returned the following morning. He
had not been long at this work, however, until one of the men came up to him and
tried to pick a quarrel with him. "Do you remember the batin' you got me up
in Armagh?" said he. "No," said Richardson, "I never saw you
before." Without further preface the other lifted his foot and hit him a
kick in the ribs, and immediately four or five other men fell on him, the
struggle being which should get at him. Richardson, thus driven away from his
work, came into Newry, and got a warrant for the man, who is called James
Duncan, who commenced the attack on him. Meantime, however, the
"ganger" had heard of the transaction, and he immediately
dismissed Duncan; so that when the police got out to the place he was nowhere to
be found. He had fled! These facts speak for themselves. It is believed the
"navvies" generally are bound by the oaths of Ribbonmen.--Newry
On the evening of Sunday or early in
the morning of Monday last a most brutal murder was committed in this
neighbourhood where for very many years such a crime has not been perpetrated.
The unfortunate victim, John Mullin, an unmarried man, rented some grazing land
in the townland of Rathkip, about two miles distant from this town, where he
lodged in a miserable cabin and was considered to be possessed of a considerable
sum of money which he obtained principally by dealing in sheep about a ????? of
which and a cow he had on his land at the time of his murder. The deceased was
in the habit of watching his sheep and some turnips at night and intrusting them
to the care of a young lad during the day; he was known to carry about his
person at all times whatever money he was worth, which might amount, it is
thought, to £10 or £12 at the time he was murdered. His body was found in a
field adjacent to where he lodged about 10 o'clock on the morning of Monday.
There were several wounds on the head, inflicted by some sharp instrument, one
of a fearful gash near the right ear and two of them desperate cuts on the neck
and back of the head. The pocket in the left side of his trousers was turned
outside and that in the right cut away. He was in the habit also of carrying
money in his hat, but all he was supposed to have about him was taken away
except 16s. 16d. found in one of his waistcoat pockets. His murderers could have
no other motive for their horrible crime than robbery, as the deceased was a
quiet, well-disposed and honest man.
The Colonelcy of the 11th Battalion
Royal Artillery is vacant by the death of Major-General Alexander Munro, K.H. at
Rathmines, near Dublin, who entered as Second Lieutenant, the 6th March, 1795,
and served the campaign of Egypt in 1810; Walcherine Expedition; siege of
Flushing and New Orleans. The deceased veteran had been 55 years in the service.
Lieutenant Timothy M'Namara R.N. (1821)
is transferred from the coast guard service to the Wellington depot-ship at
DISPENSARIES, &c., IN IRELAND- A parliamentary paper which has been published on the motion of Sir Wm. Somerville, the Secretary of State for Ireland, shows that hte number of dispensaries, fever hospitals, and infirmaries for which county presentments were made, in Ireland, in the year 1848, amounted to 773 (against 813 in 1847); the amount of presentments was £83,508 and the amount of subscriptions, £33.393, making a sum total of £116,902. The total amount of the sums subscribed and granted for fever hospitals in Ireland at the presenting sessions, preparatory to the Spring Assizes of 1849, was £7,885. The number of fever hospitals supported by the poor-rates in 1848 amounted to 233 under the temporary fever act, the cost of which was £81,448; and to 80 not under the act, the cost of which was £21,789.
W.J. Woodcock, Esq., is appointed Chief
Justice of Dominica.
Wednesday, Oct 31, 1849
WRECK OF AN EMIGRANT SHIP
A severe gale from N.E. commenced on
Saturday evening and raged with great fury during the whole of the night and
throughout the day on Sunday. Sad, indeed, is the devastation which the gale has
wrought upon the coast, and our worst fears are more than realized in the
heart-rending accounts which we are called upon to chronicle below-and yet we
fear that all has not yet been told. Below we give the particulars, so far as we
have learned them.
SUDDEN DEATH- Private Walter Crawford, 92d Highlanders, was found dead in his bed in the Infantry Barracks, Clonmel, on Tuesday morning. The deceased was out on picquet the previous night in his usual health. An inquest was held on the body of the above day before Thomas Clayton, Esq. and a verdict of "died by the visitation of God" returned. The deceased was, twenty-two years in the service, and was subject to an effusion of blood in the region of the heart.
AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH- It is out painful duty to announce the awfully sudden death of Francis Burke, Esq., of Templeogue House, near Dublin, and formerly of Galway-which event took place on the afternoon of Monday last at Clare View (Salt Hill) where the lamented gentleman had been sojourning. Mr. Burke was connected with the erection of our college, now so nearly brought to completion. An inquest is now sitting to ascertain the cause of death, the result of which had not reached us as we went to press.- Galway Vindicator.
When the Queen's visit to Ireland was announced, Mr. Christopher Fitzsimon, the son-in-law of Mr. Daniel O'Connell, late representative for the county of Dublin, and new Clerk of the Hanaper, addressed a letter to Mr. Corry Connellan, private secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, suggesting to his Excellency that Lady Jocelyn should not be permitted to attend the Queen to Ireland as Lady in Waiting, as her ladyship's attendance would reflect unpopularly upon the Queen. The letter was dropped from Mr. Connellan's pocket, and its contents were communicated to various persons by the individual who found it. Rumour adds, but we believe without foundation, that Lord Clarendon acted upon Mr. Christopher Fitzsimon's suggestion.-- London Standard.
A man in the employ of the Norwich post-office named Lucas had been proved to be the heir to an immense property, for years in chancery.
At Newmarket last week Mr. Meiklam's Raby won the Cambridgeshire stakes of £25 each, 162 subscribers beating a large field. Captain Hervey's Rhesus ran second by a length.
Mr. John O'Donnell of Limerick, attorney, who was obliged to leave Ireland in consequence of several informations lodged against him as as Confederate Young Irelander, resided for months during his retreat at Constantinople. In the Shannon he lay of f Scattery for 8 nights, and eluded, as we before stated, the search of Col. Vandeleur, and three war steamers-he was very nearly discovered but for the kindly feel of the master he was a board of, being a freemason. The naval officer did not intrude in the search on brotherly kindred being intimated. Mr. O'Donnell expended nearly £600 during his exile.
The late Captain Ogle's house at Dysart, near Castletowndelvin, was attacked on Saturday night by Whiteboys, and one of the party shot dead by W. Vize, Esq.
The marriage between Henry Selwyz, Esq. and the Hon. Miss Copley, daughter of Lord Lyndhurst by his first marriage, is to take place early next month.
Several members of the Great Western Fisheries company are at present in the west of Ireland, making arrangements to commence fishing on our coasts as soon as possible. This will afford employment to thousands of destitute people, and the presence of such a wealthy company cannot fail to create delight.
John O'Connell, Morgan J. O'Connell, Joseph Walker, and Robert D. Browne, Esqrs. M.P. have all petitioned to sell their estates.
Tuesday the great estate of the Martin family in Connemara, is to be brought to the hammer in London.
The Nenagh Guardians are considering the necessity of selling land for non-payment of poor-rates, under the Encumbered Estates Commisison.
The Vice-Guardians of Thurles require 25 acres for a training school, and the Cashel Guardians are under taking a 25 acre model farm near Castlelake auxiliary workhouse.
In compliance with the exigencies of the times Lady Charlotte Wolfe has entrusted to her agent, Henry de Burgh, Esq. to pay the entire poor rate on her ladyship's estates near Pallas-green.
Mr. Rochfort having been removed as Secretary to the Galway Attorney Association, flung a decanter at one of the most respectable senior members of the profession, upon which he was forthwith expelled from that society.
John Francis Blake, Esq, proprietor of the Galway Vindicator, has been appointed printer to the Queen's College, Galway.
BALLINA FARMING SOCIETY'S SHOW AND DINNER
This society held its first show of
stock, green crops, &c., in this town on Monday last, and the display
exceeded the most sanguine expectations of its originators. At five o'clock the
members of the society and their friends, numbering about eighty, sat down to an
excellent dinner provided by Mr. Henry Lochran, in one of the large rooms of Mr.
Gallagher's new houses, kindly lent for the occasion. It was extremely
gratifying to see so many of the landlords together and to mark the interest
each felt in the proceedings. Colonel Gore occupied the chair, and after the
cloth was removed, introduced the several toasts with appropriate remarks,
dwelling on the advantages of such societies and the great good likely to result
from the bringing together so many of the landed proprietors and tenant farmers.
During the course of the evening several very excellent speeches were made in
responding to the toasts. Those of Richard Burke, Esq., Assistant Poor Law
Commissioner who was the chief originator of the society, Mr. Fetherstone, from
the Royal Agricultural Society, Mr. Halliday and Mr. Robert Scott were
particularly interesting. Mr. Fetherstone said he seldom saw a better breed of
cattle than were exhibited that day, but they were sadly deficient in feeding,
and in any of the infant societies he lately visited he did not feel so great an
interest as in the Ballina Farming Society. Mr. Halliday read the list of
successful competitors in stock, which are as follows:-
For the best Milch Cow in calf, or
giving milk, Mr. Robert Scott, (very fine of her class), £1
For the best yearling Heifer, Matthew
Mr. John Hughes, Practical Instructor
for this district, and judge in connection with Mr. Ward, agriculturist to J.W.
Thompson, Esq., being called upon for his report of the successful candidates in
the green crop department &c., said-
A GOOD LANDLORD
In responding to "The health of the Landlords, Tenant-farmers, and Agricultural labourers" at the dinner of the Agricultural Society in this town, on Monday last, a remark fell from Thomas Jones, Esq., which, though known by all present to be correct was no less striking. He said, "I have kept all my tenants." And why, in this day of "evictions," has Mr. Jones all his tenants? simply, because he has met the exegencies of the times in the spirit of a "Good Landlord." Better for him now to have tenants paying even half of their original rent than to have his land waste, and, moreover, be obliged to pay county cess and poor rates for it. Well is it for the tenant to have such a landlord; and, doubtless, while both properly comprehend the relation they stand in towards each other the greatest amount of prosperity the times allow must fall to their lot.
THE POOR LAWS-BANKRUPT UNIONS
Such is the bankrupt state of this union that the entire of the beds, bedcloths, and other furniture in the union workhouse and auxiliaries are being sold off, at a sixth of their value, to satisfy a portion of the demands of one or two of its numerous creditors. On Friday the furniture of the Ardnaree auxiliaries was sold by Robert Christian, Esq., Sub-sheriff for Sligo, at the suit of George S. Malley, Esq., and all the articles removed except the beds on which the sick in the infirmaries were lying. Yesterday the furniture of the union house was sold at the suit of Wm. Malley, jun., Esq.; and on to-morrow and following days the Sheriff's auctioneer will be at work in the Belmullet and Binghamstown workhouses. Such is the creditable state of affairs in these unions, of which the government and its servants, the Poor Law Commissioners, must be exceedingly proud.
STATE OF THE STREET AND FOOT-WAYS.
The newly elected members of the Board of Guardians of this union while out of office have frequently censured the conduct of the gentlemen whose place they now supply, which affords us some little encouragement that one wish, at least , of the rate-payer in town will be gratified; we alluded to the cleansing of the streets and foot-ways which are at present in a most abominable state- stones lying about, rendering the passage dangerous for vehicles-heaps of filth, offensive to the sight and injurious to the health-and the depth of mud foot passengers must wade through, all of which could be removed by a few of the able-bodied recipients of relief, without their suffering the slightest additional degradation. We have on many occasions called the attention to the magistrates, guardians, and townspeople to this subject, but, to their shame be it spoken, with no good result. We now wait to see what the new guardians will do.
The following persons have been selected
Guardians for the above union:
ENCUMBERED ESTATES COMMISSION
The following petitions were lodged in
the office of the Encumbered Estates Commission up to Friday-
THE MURDER AT RATHKIP
On Wednesday last, Meredith Thompson, Esq.,
Coroner, proceeded with the inquest on the body of John Mullin, murdered at
Rathkip on the night of Sunday or the morning of Monday previous. Sub-Inspector
O'Reily assisted in the investigation. Before the examination of the following
witnesses several were produced but their evidence did not afford the slightest
clue to the discovery of the murderers.
STATISTICS OF MORTALITY- THE SKULL UNION
During the awful winter of 1846-7, and
the spring and summer which immediately succeeded it, many were the statements
put forward, from time to time, in the Cork newspapers, respecting the
desolating effects produced by Whig misgovernment and Whig heartlessness in,
among other districts of that once splendid county, the devoted union of Skull.
Indeed it would seem as as if one of Lucian's pleasantries had been realized in
that feted locality, and that from its incredibility the whole story was but
ideal, and only fit to be believed in those regions where "Skull, the son
of Skeleton, the Native of Ghostland, of the tribe of the Bloodless," has
been declared, in amusing fiction, to have pronounced a certain decree. The
story, however, has turned out to be terribly true. The mortality, it is now
ascertained, has been much worse than any exaggeration had represented it, or
the most vivid fancy could possibly conceive.
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