Ireland Old News
Wednesday, Sept 5, 1849
CROSSMOLINA PETTY SESSIONS
Magistrates present- Edward Orme and
Thomas E Bourke, Esqrs.
SEIZURE OF WORKHOUSE CHATTELS- The Vice-Guardians of this Union being unable to complete their arrangements with Mr. William Malley, jun., for supplies furnished by him, an execution at the suit of this gentleman for a sum amounting to about £4500 was laid on the furniture of the Workhouse on Monday last. The sub-sheriff was engaged for the greater part of that day making an inventory of the property, which is advertised to be sold on the 10th inst.
WILLIAM MALLEY, JUN.} By Virtue of Her Ma-
SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION
At the Workhouses in the Towns of
Ballina, Belmullet, and Binghampton, the Entire Stock of Household Furniture and
4th Light Dragoons- Lieut. H.D. Slade
to be Captain by purchase, vice Purefoy, who retires; Cornet H. Mallet to be
Lieutenant by purchase, vice Slade.
At Johnville Cottage, near Sligo, the
lady of Robert Whitaker, Esq., of a son.
James Walker, Esq., Solicitor of Sligo, to Mary Frances eldest daughter of Peter Murphy, Esq., of Harold's-cross, Dublin.
On yesterday, in this town, at the
residence of his father, of cholera, Walter, fourth son of John Bourke, Esq.,
J.P. , aged 22 years. He was a young gentleman very much esteemed by his
RAIN THE BEST CLEANER- It is stated from accurate calculations that one-half hour's heavy rain removed from the sewers of London more deposit and detritus than 100,000 men could remove, working ten hours.
During the last three months, 99,941 emigrants arrived at New York from Europe, being nearly 1,070 per diem average.
Mrs. Trollope has been sojourning these last few days in Dublin. It is supposed that Paddy's Land is to be "done" by her in another book.
Barring the casualties of war and climate, soldiers appear to be rather a long-lived class of men, there being no less than 500 claimants for medals of the battle of Maide, fought in 1806.
During the past week 476 paupers left the Carlow workhouse.
Her Majesty sent £40 to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Cork, for relief of the poor.
The Cork Dispensary received £40, the Lying-in Hospital £50, and the Indigent room-keepers society £40, from her Majesty, through the Lord Bishop.
Sir Timothy O'Brien, M.P., Lord Mayor of Dublin, appears in the late London Gazette as a Baronet, with right of descent of the dignity to his heirs male.
Michael John Browne, Esq. of Castlemoyle, late Sheriff of Galway died on Monday night of cholera, while on a visit of Castlederry, at which place he arrived on Saturday from Dublin where it is supposed he contracted the disease.
The Lord Bishop of Salisbury has appointed Friday next to be set apart as a day of humiliation and prayer in consequence of the national visitation with which this country has been afflicted by the presence of cholera. A special service will be held at the cathedral and in the parish churches on that day.
Mrs. Wall, of Marlboro' street, who, it is alleged, absconded with 1800 belonging to the creditors of her husband, was yesterday lodged in gaol at Belfast.
All the hotels in Killarney, as well as private lodgings continued crowded to excess with visitors to the lakes.
We had sanguine hopes towards the close of the last week that the cholera had altogether disappeared from our neighbourhood. A few cases have, however, occurred since, which indicates that the disease still lingers amongst us. The following appear to be medical statistics of the Ballina and Killala districts:-
We have not heard that any cases have arisen in the Crossmolina district for some days past, so that we hope the visitation has ceased entirely in that locality. A slight tendency towards an increase of the disease in Ballina was manifested yesterday, but we trust this has been only an expiring effort previous to its final cessation. The cases occurring now are not generally of a malignant type, and of the number in the Ballina hospital but a small proportion are in the active stages of the malady.
CHOLERA IN SLIGO- By a private letter from Sligo, which reached our office yesterday, we are gratified to learn that this malady is considerably on the decrease; and as might be expected, that the occupants of low, filthy houses are the principal sufferers.
SLIGO COUNTY INFIRMARY- The election of
a physician for this institution takes place on the 18th instant. Four
candidates-Doctors Little, Armstrong, Knott, and Lynn-are already in the field.
The former gentleman has been appointed pro. tem. to perform the duties of his
deeply lamented father.
Wednesday, Sept 12, 1849
CHOLERA AT SEA- The ship "Sheridan," Captain Cornish, arrived at quarantine from Liverpool. She lost thirty-one of her steerage passengers and seamen by cholera. The following are their names: - Mr. Simmons, of New York, second officers of the ship; J. Anderson, of Liverpool, carpenter of ditto; Wm. Ogden, seaman, of Liverpool; Frank Conklin, ditto of Rouin, France; Walter Riely, of Weatherfield, Connecticut; George Simmons, ditto, of Dantzig.- The steerage passengers- John Grimes, of Sligo; Frank and Ellen Dalton, of ditto; W. Hollyridge and Martha, his wife (who have left four children on board the ship, without relatives or friends;) Mary, Catherine, Sarah and Charles Barnes, of Craxton, England (all of the same family and mother on board;) John Mickleworth, of Leeds, England; Sarah Pratt, of Oxford, Ireland; John and Edward Richards, of Leeds, England; Catherine Doyle of Ireland; Michael Breen, of Tipperary; James and Richard Smith of Ireland; Martha Farrell of Longford; Wm. and Dorothea Oldman, of Cornwall, England; Sarah and Morris and Edward Lloyd, mother and two children, of Kidderminster, England; John Shannon, of Roscommon, Ireland; Joseph Kavanagh of Dublin, fell overboard and was drowned. Captain Cornish had a very serious and trying time the first week out. The cholera broke out among the crew on the 7th of August; for the first eight days there were eight to ten new cases, and from three to five deaths daily for eight days in succession. Out of twenty-two seamen, only four could be mustered in a watch. Eight cases and thirty-one deaths occurred since the ship sailed. All that could be done for the sick was done by Captain Cornish and his officers. Several were ill when she reached Staten Island; they were taken to the hospital. The vessel has been detained in quarantine.--New York Herald.
On Wednesday morning, in Sligo, of
cholera, Captain Reid, Postmaster.
A COFFIN-MAKER'S BILL- James Meara, coffin-maker for the Nenagh union workhouse, on Thursday sent in a bill to the Nenagh board of guardians for 1130 coffins, furnished by him from the 25th of last March to the 25th of July!- just four months.--Liverpool Standard.
ARREST ON A CHARGE OF ABDUCTION- On Sunday night John O'Neill, charged with being the principal in the abduction of Miss Cleary, from her sister's house, at Toomevara, about six months ago, was arrested while in bed at his father's house, near Ballinaclough, by Constable Wallace, of the Killkeary station, and on Monday he was conveyed to our jail to abide his trial at the assizes for the offence. Three persons were sentenced at the last assizes to two years' imprisonment for aiding in the abduction--Nenagh Guardian.
AWFUL RESULT OF INTEMPERANCE- A Coroner's inquest was held yesterday, in the General Hospital, Frederick-street, on view of the body of Daniel Keane, a flax buyer, who came to his death under the following circumstances:- It appears that at about seven o'clock on Saturday night, deceased came home to his house, in Institution place, in a state of intoxication. His wife put him to bed, with his clothes on, and laid their two little children in bed beside him. Being worn out with fatigue, she threw herself across the bed and fell asleep forgetting to extinguish a candle which she had stuck on the bed post. After the candle had burned down a piece it fell upon the bed and set the clothes on fire. About two o'clock on Sunday morning she was awoke out of her sleep by the fire, and found the bed enveloped in flames. She immediately pulled deceased out of bed and caught up the two little children and carried them to the neighbouring house. She then returned to assist deceased, but on going to the door of the rooms she was almost suffocated, and found herself unable to enter.- The neighbours, in the meantime, were alarmed by her cries, and coming to her assistance they got deceased out, but before they effected this, his clothes were completely consumed and his body dreadfully burned. He was taken to the hospital where he expired about one o'clock on Sunday. The jury on the inquest returned a verdict of "casual death."--Belfast News Letter.
STATE OF THE SLIGO WORKHOUSE
We are most happy to find that our work
house is now in a most healthy and promising state, we have had but one case of
cholera in the hospital for the last eight days. In contrasting the report of
the house this morning with our report eight weeks ago- we find that we have
2,451 paupers less now than we had then, and 2,739 less on the relief list. This
is not, at least so far as the house is concerned, no doubt on account of the
cholera having broken out there first, but this, of course, would affect the
number on out-door relief. This desirable reduction of the number of paupers in
this union, is mainly attributable to a plentiful harvest, and the ususual
cheapness of potatoes.
| THE HARVEST- The
harvest operations, which were progressing rapidly, have been somewhat retarded
by the unfavorable change in the weather since Sunday; however, the crops which
yet remain in the fields have sustained no material injury. We have been
particular in our inquiries relative to the potato, and are happy to find that
the disease is not extending itself, and that in some localities it has not
appeared. It is the opinion of every one that the potatoes are better flavored,
firmer, and larger than they have been for ten or fifteen years.
Robert Christian, Esq., had been appointed Sub-Sheriff for the county of Sligo, vacant by the death of Montgomery Blair, Esq.
Mr. Patrick Byrne, the Irish harper, from Dublin, performs every evening on the national instrument before the Loyal party at Balmoral.
Mr. Randall, the engineer, is daily expected in Cork to report on the most suitable spot for wet docks, and the Lords of the Admirals are to visit Queenstown on their tour of inspection next week.
Jamaica is glutted with Irish and American butter, and half the quantity will not, it is feared, keep sound.
A conspiracy entered into by the convicts of Kilkenny gaol to effect and escape, was disclosed on Thursday morning to the governor, Mr. Robbins, by one of the gang, and immediate steps were taken to prevent the execution of the plot.
Quarter-master Sergeant D. Smith, 1st Coldstream Guards, hung himself at John's Ward Barracks, on Sunday.
EXECUTION OF JOHN RYAN (JACK)- On Thursday John Ryan (Jack) convicted of the murder of Mary Brien, underwent the extreme penalty of the law for that offence in front of the county jail. Shortly before 12 o'clock a detachment of the 92nd Highlanders and a few dragoons, with the local constabulary force, arrived and took up a position in front of the jail; in a short time after the wretched culprit, accompanied by the Roman Catholic Clergyman, approached the fatal spot. The executioner having adjusted the rope, the bolt was withdrawn, and in a few minutes the unfortunate man ceased to exist. After hanging for the usual time, the body was taken in for interment within the precincts of the county jail.
EXECUTION OF THE CONVICT CORMACK- The unfortunate man Cormack, who was convicted at the last assizes for the murder of Miss Prendergast, suffered the extreme penalty of the law in front of our county jail on last Monday. There was a vast multitude present at the tragic scene, but the people exhibited a degree of perfect indifference on the occasion, which was rather surprising to those who are acquainted with the Celtic temperament, so remarkable for its outbursts of pity and passion-its grief and joy. There was scarcely a murmur from the assembled thousands until the unfortunate victim was launched into eternity, when a deep sudden grief arose with a muttered prayer, as the unnatural scene sent a thrill of horror through the vast mass of human beings that lined the street and bridge, under and opposite the "drop". He confessed his guilt.-- Galway Vindicator.
BRIEN'S EXECUTION- The unfortunate man whose earthly career will terminate on Friday, by the hand of the "headman" on the ignominious gallows, for the cruel, deliberate and unnatural murder of his wife, has at length confessed his guilt, having up to a few days past maintained a dogged silence on the subject. He has resigned himself to his fate, and is receiving with every appearance of great penitence the consolation of religion from the Roman Catholic chaplain of the prison.--Waterford Mail.
SALE OF A LANDED IRISH PROPERTY- An estate consisting of 1534 acres of land, reclaimed from Lough Foyle, near Newtownlimavady, now in cultivation held from the Irish society for 100 years from 1837, at 150l. per annum till 1851, 400l. till 1887, and for 500l. till 1937, renewable at 100 years at a fine one years' improved rent, at 750l. per annum ground-rent, and for a third term of 100 years, on payment of the like fine, at the yearly rent of 1000l. was put up for sale by order of the Court of Chancery. This estate was the property of John Robinson, Esq., deceased, and was sold for 35,000l.
THE O'CONNELLS- On Tuesday, Mr. Maurice O'Connell, the first born of the late Liberator, arrived in his yacht in the Suir. He was accompanied by his brother "Dan." They promenaded our quays for some time on Tuesday, accompanied by a young gentleman, probably a nephew or relative, and passed along without a cheer or scarcely a recognition by any of the serfs who kissed the dust at the footstool of their father.-- Waterford Mail.
ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE GROWTH OF FLAX IN IRELAND
The monthly meeting of committee was
held at the Society's Rooms, Commercial Buildings, Belfast. There were present,
John Sherman Crawford, Esq., in the chair: Richard Hull, John Hancock, James
Campbell, Richard Niven, S.K. Mulholland, Robert M'Kibben, M.D., C.G.M.,
Skinner, John Charters, and John Herdman, Esqrs., Arthur Marshall Esq. of the
firm of Messrs. Marshall and Co. Leeds, who was present.
Wednesday, Sept 19, 1849
In this town, on the morning of
Thursday last, the lady of Thomas McAndrew, Esq., Solicitor, of a son and heir.
On the 6th instant, in Dublin, John H. Vize, Esq., of Ballinasloe to Isabella Margaret, daughter of William Mills, Esq., of Slane.
On the 10th instant, at Easkey
Vicarage, the residence of his brother, the Rev. William Paul Dawson, Rector of
Kilmore, Erris, in this county, in the 44th year of his age.
The Mayor of Waterford has issued a proclamation against any further burials in two church yards of that city, which are crowded with dead bodies.
A FEMALE ASSASSIN- A girl named
Margaret M'Connell was brought before the bench on Saturday, charged with having
inflicted 19 wounds on the head of another young female named Mary Hamilton,
with a table fork. The prisoner's ire had been excited by the prosecutrix
accusing her of stealing and pawning some articles of dress.- The latter was so
weak from the loss of blood that she could scarcely stand. Her assailant was
committed for two months.--Banner of Ulster.
There is not an able-bodied pauper in Mullingar workhouse, where there is room for 1000.
Prime flour has fallen in price 3s per bag this week in the Limerick market.
It is understood that the dismissal of Commander Pitman of the "Childers" for cruelty and oppression will restore Lieut. Graham and Mr. Elliott, late of that ship, to their commissions in the service.
In consequence of the threatening aspect of affairs in the neighbourhood of Carrick-on-Suir, Major-General M'Donald's leave of absence has been countermanded by an order from the Horse Guards.
Lord Kenyon has transmitted through Dr. O'Sullivan, £100 as a donation to the Church Education Society.
THE POOR LAWS- At a numerous and respectably attended meeting of the rate-payers of the Ballinrobe union, held on Friday, it was agreed to address the Commissioners requesting them to reconsider the subject of a ruinous rate of 5s. 6d., noticed be struck in the union.
| It has been the practice
among the humbler classes in this as in may small towns in Ireland, to announce
the time of removal of a corpse for interment by means of a bell-man or public
crier. This was hitherto overlooked, but latterly it has become intolerable and
very injurious in its effects. Could anything be more offensive, during the
existence of cholera, than to hear the constant noise of the crier's bell
publishing the hour funerals are to take place and adding the cause of death? It
is well known that excessive fear is a predisposer to cholera, and the other
day, when many were under the impression that it had altogether disappeared from
the town, it was rather startling to hear the bellman announce a funeral, and
that the deceased had died of cholera. The consequence was, that a lady
and one or two others, not having nerves so strong as Mr. Healy, became suddenly
unwell and caused not a little alarm to their friends. We trust that the
magistrates will give directions to the constables to prevent a recurrance of
THE CONTROVERSIAL DISCUSSION NEAR KENMARE
The stopping of the discussion, that
was fixed for the 9th and 10th of last month, between the Rev. James Rogers and
the priest Ahern, near Kenmare, suggests several matters worthy of consideration
at the present time. It is plain that he government will not allow any procedure
that tends to the confusion of Poppery to be carried on unmolested-that the
exposure of the weakness and wickedness of that system of darkness and delusion
is a good unwelcome to the policy and feelings of our present rulers- that the
behests of the Popish priests are to be strictly adhered to, and disgrace and
encouragement to be cast upon all Protestants who are fearless, forward, honest,
and and true to their principles!- and that any effort to rescue Ireland from
mental and moral degradation must be carried in despite of priest-ridden
officials and Popery-fostering governments.
EXECUTION OF JOHN TIERNEY
On yesterday at half-past twelve
o'clock the extreme sentence of the law was carried into effect on the scaffold
in front of our county jail on the unfortunate culprit, John Tierney, who, with
a respectable young man, named Harrington, was tried at the late assizes of
Nenagh, for the murder of Burke, a tailor, who resided in Thurles, and appeared
to have been of active habits and industriously followed his trade. At 12
o'clock a strong detachment of the 79th Highlanders, under command of Captain
M'Call, together with Captain Hodgson, Lieut. Harrison, Ensign Boothby and
Assistant Surgeon Fowler, drew up in a field opposite the drop; while 60 of the
constabulary, under Mr. Sub.-Inspector O'Dell and Head Constable Hayes, were
stationed in the area surrounding it.
Wednesday, Sept 26, 1849
| FIRING INTO MILFORT-HOUSE-
Shortly after the family had retired to bed on Monday night, a shot was fired
through the parlour window of the residence of Ralph Smith, Esq., of Milfort-house,
near Borrisokane. The ball passed through a strong shutter and directly over a
chair where Mr. Smith had been sitting a short time previous. The bullet broke
the plastering on the opposite wall and was flattened against it. It was most
providential that Mr. Smith and his family had retired earlier than usual, as
the ball must have passed through the part of the room where they had been
sitting. The cause assigned for this cowardly attack is in consequence of Mr.
Smith having lately taken an active part in preventing crops being carried off a
property belonging to a friend for whom he acted as agent.--King's County
CORK POLICE OFFICE- Saturday.
Constable Hosford placed and elderly
female, named Ellen Riordan, better known as "Kerry Nell," before the
Bench, for "raising the wind" under the following curious
The non-commissioned officers of the 3d
Buffs entertained to a farewell dinner the non-commissioned officers of the
King's Dragoon Guards, stationed in this garrison who left on Thursday, for head
quarters at Caher.--Limerick Chronicle.
DOLLY'S BRAE- Query- What took J.B. Quin, Esq. J.P. of Dromore-house, all the way to Castlewellan petty sessions, on the very day that some terrible Orangemen were dragged before the magistrates because they would not let themselves be slaughtered by a band of pious, innocent, and harmless Ribbonmen? People will talk; but if Dromore-house gossip be true a certain official letter of T.N.R. sanctioned if not required, his assistance. It is wondered if D. Linlay and R. Magennis, Esqrs., his coadjutors, were influenced by a similar missive. This certainly can be the case, or are they all so bursting with justice that neither time nor place is an object?--Belfast News-Letter.
WAR-OFFICE, SEPT. 18
1st Regiment of Dragoons-Cornet Henry
Fraser Dimsdale, from the 10th Light Dragoons to be Cornet, vice Campbell,
promoted Sept. 18.
SLIGO COUNTY INFIRMARY
According to announcement, a meeting of
the Governors of the County Infirmary was held in the Infirmary on Wednesday
last, for the purpose of electing a Medical Officer in the room of the late
Doctor Thomas Little. The following are the names of the Governors who
attended:- John Wynne, Esq., William Phibbs, Esq., Jeremiah Jones, Esq., Robert
Jones, Esq., Col. Perceval, Sir Robert Gore Booth, Abraham Martin, Esq., Captain
Slade, Rev. Edward Day, Miss Irwin, Rev. H. Dawson, Sir William Parke, John
Moffett, Esq., Counsellor Ramsay.
BALLINA PETTY SESSIONS - TUESDAY
Magistrates present-Wm. Malley,
Esq., chairman, and Captain Wm. Atkinson.
Mr. Thomas M'Andrew, on the part of the
guardians of the poor of this union, applied to the court to have two warrants
for poor rates signed. He stated that the decrees had been pronounced so far
back as the month of March last, but that for some reason which he did not think
necessary to advert to, the warrants had still remained unsigned. He further
said that he had been instructed to present them for signatures and to report
Sub-Constables Cullen and Hunter having
been sworn, it appeared from their evidence that on the last fair day of this
town they were on duty, when they perceived a riot in Hill-street, opposite the
Wesleyan chapel, and proceeded to arrest some of the rioters. Sub-Constable
Cullen was in the act of removing one of them, John Hesneen, when another, named
Melvin, ran into a house, from which he brought an iron bar or crook with which
he inflicted two severe wounds on Cullen's head and was in the act of striking
him a third time when the blow was arrested by James Lyons, who was attracted to
the place by the crowd and noise. Sub-Constable Hunter did not see the blows
given to Cullen, he being then engaged with Hesneen who became very violent and
offered every resistance to his removal and kicked the policeman several times.
NAVAL COURT MARTIAL AT PLYMOUTH
The inquiry into the conduct of
Commander Pitman, of her Majesty's ship Childers, terminated on Wednesday last,
after continuing 12 days. The following is the result:-
THE CHURCH- On Thursday the Lord Bishop of Tuam laid the foundation stone of the parish church at Achil Sound, on which occasion his lordship delivered an impressive address. The Rev. Charles Seymour read the service, and the Rev. Mr. Stoney preached, after which the rev. Edward Nangle addressed an immense assemblage in the Irish language. On the previous day his lordship performed the ceremony of confirmation on four hundred persons at the colony.
On Thursday last twenty-young females left the Castlebar workhouse for Australia.
Pursuant to public advertisement a
meeting of Fishery Commissioners was held on Saturday, in the Court House of
Westport, at which the following conservators attended:- Sir Richard O'Donnell,
Bart., General Thompson, William Plunket, Esq., D. Plunket, Esq., Edward
Atkinson, Esq., Mr. Nixon, Mr. Eastwood, W.J. Ffennell, Esq. Inspecting
Commissioner, also attended.
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