Ireland Old News
Wednesday, April 3, 1850
INSTRUCTIONS TO EMIGRANTS TO THE UNITED STATES; BY THE EMIGRANTS' FRIEND SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA
The following is taken from the
American Citizen and Emigrant Advertiser of March 2nd, 1850, published at
Philadelphia and New York:-
FARE TO AMERICA
"B.C., a Constant Reader," thus writes to the Farmer's Gazette - "A new-married couple being desirous of going to America, wishes to know through the medium of your widely-circulated journal, the fare from Liverpool to New York or Boston, or which is the best place for such to go, or what is the least sum they would want after providing every thing for their passage. - The fare of emigrants is constantly fluctuating; last week the price was from Dublin to either New York or Boston, via Liverpool, £3 15s., with a certain allowance of rations; this week it is up to £4 12s. and £5. The rations are: - 2 1/2lbs. bread or biscuit, 1lb. wheaten flour, 5lbs. oatmeal, 2lbs. rice, and 1lb. pork (in all 11 1/2lbs.) with 2oz. tea, 1/2lb. sugar, 1/2lb. molasses, and 21 quarts of water per week. In addition to this passengers will require to take with them some little extras- say a little more tea, sugar, &c., some coffee, a little bacon, a few eggs, &c., the quantities of with they may easily calculate, by laying in sufficient with the above for a voyage. The ship provides berths to sleep in, three feet six inches wide for two persons, and others four feet six inches (adapted for families with young children). Passengers have to find their own bedding, and such small cooking and eating utensils as they may require. Tin ware will do and can be got cheap here or in Liverpool. The best information about America, &c., is to be had in the Emigration Guide and Almanac, price 4d., which can be sent to the country postpaid, on receipt of sixpence, or postage stamps, on application to any of the emigration agents.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT - We deeply regret to announce that on yesterday afternoon, as the Rev. Marcus M'Causland, the highly respectable rector of this parish, was returning from visiting the auxiliary workhouse in Castle Gate, and the rev. gentleman was severely injured - his leg having been fractured in two places. He was conveyed on a car to the rectory. - Medical assistance was immediately procured, and we are glad to learn that he is going on as favourably as can be expected. -- King's Co. Chronicle.
DR. LANGLEY - Dr. Langley, having been acquitted of the charge of murdering his wife, was, by directions of the Court, removed to prison, there to remain till the termination of the assizes, but he has not yet been discharged from custody, as he is ill in the hospital of the jail.--Nenagh Guardian.
Mr. Jones, late 18th Royal Irish, has contracted with the Nenagh Guardians for the supply of beef at 1 1/2d. per lb. and mutton at 2d. per lb for six months.
THE CONVICT JOHN O'GRADY
It will be
seen by the annexed communication that Government has spared the life of
John O'Grady, under sentence of execution in the gaol of Limerick, for the
murder of his wife and servant girl, at Martinstown: -
DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE - On the night of Saturday last, or on the morning of Sunday, some miscreant of human shape, set fire to an outhouse at the Four Roads, within six miles of this town, belonging to Mrs. Donlon, of Cloghan Castle, and in which ten heifers, the property of that lady, were being housed, all of whom were utterly consumed, no one being there at the time to give any alarm; and so surely did they go about their business that they placed a quantity of straw outside the door, and then set it on fire least any one should get into their relief. Three tons of hay were also consumed. We have not heard of any reason assigned for this revolting deed. -- Roscommon Messenger.
Out door relief is discontinued in
Galway union, and most of the others in Connaught.
THE POTATO - Nothing like the absolute rage for potato sowing which now prevails throughout the South of Ireland has been remembered by that extraordinary being to whom reference is so often made - namely the oldest inhabitant. It seems to be a universal principle to sow as much land with the treacherous esculent as possible. We have heard of persons sowing five, and six, and eight and ten acres, who, in the most prosperous seasons, never sowed more than half an acre in any previous year. In Clare the breadth of land down is most extensive. In Tipperary it is equally so. In Waterford it is the same; while in Limerick the name of an enterprising gentleman has been mentioned to us who has already no less than twenty acres under potato seed, partly, for the purpose of raising pigs! Should the root come to a prosperous maturity, potatoes in good sooth will be as plenty as blackberries about the middle of July.-- Limerick Chronicle.
EARLY MUSHROOMS - On Thursday and Friday last, in a field belonging to Mr. Peard Cooleabbey, a dish of remarkably fine mushrooms was picked. What renders the growth of these mushrooms singular is, that the grass had been closely eaten down by cattle.-- Cork Constitution.
- The universal determination of the Irish people seems to be, that the potatoes must grow. They will listen to no intimations or premonitions to the contrary. Since the year 1845, so large a quantity of potatoes has not been planted in any one year as are already committed to the earth. It is a desperate venture, in every way to be deplored; for, be the immediate result what it may, it cannot come to good. Should the crop flourish, there is an end to the agricultural improvement of Ireland.--Mail.
EARLY VEGETATION - In a garden belonging to Mr. William Ellis, at Carramote, some potato stalks may be seen shooting over the ground. This is very early, considering the severe weather experienced during the past fortnight. The potatoes were planted in the latter part of January. The same may be seen in Mr. Little's garden, at Iceland Cottage.
NOVEL IMPORTATION - Some day last week a small hooker from Killybegs in the county of Donegal, put into the quay of Killala with a cargo of potatoes called "Rattlers." They were sold out in small quantities at 2s.4d. per cwt.; and a gentleman from that neighbourhood who purchased some of them describes them as the best of the sort he has ever seen. They were intended for this town, but owing to the severity of the weather, the vessel was unable to clear the bar.
The following detachments of the
49th move to Fermoy to be stationed: - The company under Capt. Biggs from
Tipperary on the 2d. prox.; the company of Lieut. Beresford from Clogheen on
the 2d. arriving same day; the company from Cahir on the 3d.
Wednesday, April 10, 1850
Mr. Buchanan, chief agent for emigration at Quebec, states, in his report for 1849, to the Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin: - The adult passengers on board the whole number of vessels (447) were 31,145. The 134 ships from England might have legally carried 16,569 passengers more than the number embarked; the 59 vessels from Scotland might have carried 8,212 more than they had; the vessels from Irish ports were 150, and these were filled to within 3,852 adult passengers. The average passages were - from England 45 days; from Ireland, 45 1/2; from Scotland 41 1/2. The emigration of 1849 shows a considerable increase in the mortality in comparison with that of 1848. The deaths from cholera on board three vessels from Limerick arrived in May - the Lady Peel, the Jane Black and the Jessie - carrying 1,018 passengers, were 103. These on board the Jane, from New Ross, with 372 passengers, were 33. These on board the Sarah from Sligo with 280, were 81. The greatest proportionate mortality occurred on board of vessels from the ports of Newry, Limerick, Dublin, Liverpool and Greenock. Among 851 persons from Newry, the deaths were 61; those among 7,285 from Limerick were, 353; of 2,274 from Dublin, 91 died; of 4,405 from Liverpool, there died 99; of 625 from Greenock, 79 died. The brig "Hannah" from the port of Newry, was lost in the ice on the night of the 29th April. It appears that she sailed with 176 passengers; 14 persons went down with the vessel, and 35 perished subsequently from exposure. The other vessel was the brig, Maria, from Limerick, with 111 passengers, and a crew of 10 seamen. She foundered at sea on the night of the 12th May, in consequence of her coming in contact with sunken ice. Only nine passengers and three of the crew were saved. The total loss by these two disasters amounted therefore to 151 lives.
In the matter of
Benjamin } TO BE SOLD BY
THE LATE MURDER NEAR KILLALA
Terence Mulherin, the elder of the brothers charged with the murder of Jennings, lately committed near Killala, has been arrested under the following circumstances: - A woman from this neibhbourhood, to whom the Mulherins were known, received a letter in Liverpool, where she has been some time living, from an acquaintance, wherein was mentioned the murder, and that a reward of £50 was offered for such information as would lead to the arrest and conviction of the Mulherins. - The day after receiving this letter she happened to meet Terence Mulherin in one of the streets of Liverpool, and having engaged him for some time in conversation about her people in Ireland, gave him in charge to a policeman. He was then, upon the woman's information, transported to the Castlebar gaol, where he was identified by one of the Killala policemen, and now remains in custody for trial at the next assizes.
On the night of the
1st inst., three strolling beggars entered an out-house belonging to T.
Kelly of Dooeaghny, about three miles from this town in the county of
Sligo, and carried away a sheep which they killed in a waste house
adjoining. The perpetrators of this outrage were two men and a woman,
named Lavelle, from Newport and Achill. They were arrested on the
following day (Tuesday) by Constable Phibbs and his party and brought
before Thomas Jones, Esq., J.P., by whom they were committed, and on the
next day sent to Sligo. The Quarter Sessions were then proceeding in that
town, and the parties being brought before the Barrister on the following
Friday were found guilty and sentenced - the two men to seven years
transportation each, and the woman to six months imprisonment and hard
DARING RESCUE - On Friday last, Patrick Glynn, Esq., Sub-Sheriff, with six of the Westport constabulary, proceeded on official duty to Erriff, where, after an obstinate and dangerous resistance, he seized some sheep, and while proceeding with them to some particular destination, crowds of persons assembled in every direction of the locality, and immediately commenced to rescue. All remonstrances were disregarded and so determined were the rescuers that they appeared as if careless of life. Mr. Glynn perceiving this, felt impelled by humanity not to persevere, as, if the constabulary were ordered to use their arms, the consequence would have been a great sacrifice of human life. Great credit is due to this officer for his steadiness and forbearance under so trying an occasion. The offending party will, however, be brought to justice.
April 4, at Clifden church, by the Rev. Wm. H. Brushe, William Sidney Smith, Esq., of Wilmore, county Dublin, second surviving son of the late Ralph Smith of Milford, county Tipperary, Esq., to Louisa Bagot, youngest daughter of the late John D'Arcy, of Clifden Castle, Esq.
In this town, on yesterday, of typhus fever, Margaret, eldest daughter of
the Rev. W. Hamilton, Baptist Minister, aged 23 years. She trusted in the
Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation and was entirely delivered from the
fear of death.
- The number of licensed brewers in Ireland is 96.
IMPORTANT DECISION IN CASES OF APPEAL AGAINST POOR RATES
It will be seen by a report which we give elsewhere that in all cases of appeal against poor rates the appellant must be a party to the recognizances which the law requires to be entered into in such cases. It has been generally supposed that an agent, appointed in writing by a principal, had authority, under a recent statute, to sign the notices and recognizances in his own name; but, the question having been raised by Mr. McAndrew, on the part of the Guardians of the poor of this union, at the late Sessions at Swinford, upon an ejection made by him to the validity of a recognizance signed by the agent of Sir Roger Palmer, it would now seem that the authority of the agent merely confers upon him the right of signing the name of the appellant to the recognizances to which, it would appear, that the appellant himself must, of necessity, in law, be a party. We think the Assistant Barrister has taken a very fair and a very reasonable view of the question, for we consider that it could never have been contemplated that the Guardians should, in such cases, lose the security of a principal for recovery of costs to which they might possibly be unnecessarily subjected. Besides, it is not opposing any difficulty to the bringing of appeals, nor does it interfere with the due facility which it was intended should be given for this purpose, to hold that the name of the principal should in all cases be signed to the recognizances, as it is quite as easy for the agent to sign the name of the appellant as to sign his own name. We believe the question had not been raised before. The decision upon it is important, and, in our opinion, reasonable, and in accordance with the spirit and true interpretation of the law upon the subject.
SWINFORD QUARTER SESSIONS
These sessions commenced on
Wednesday last. There were about 800 civil bills entered for trial, of which
there were a great many for recovery of poor rates payable to the Guardians
of the Poor of the Ballina, Killala, Swinford and Castlebar Unions.
Wednesday, April 17, 1850
This week more persons have left our port, destined for America, than any other during the season. Yesterday (Friday) the "Mars" and "Foyle" Liverpool steamers, carried a large number. The following vessels called this week also: - The "Medina", a beautiful superior brig, with accommodations of a first rate character, for Quebec, with 109 passengers; the "Countess of Durham" for Quebec, 76 passengers; the "Sophi" for Halifax, 79 passengers; and the Eliza for New York, 79 passengers. The great majority were of the better class of farmers, and there were also a great many artisans and others from this and neighbouring towns. -- Waterford Mail.
Emigration from this neighbourhood still continues. The coaches which run between this town and Belfast are frequently crowded with passengers on their way to America.-- Downpatrick Recorder.
EMIGRATION - Two days last week the following vessels cleared out at the Custom-house of the port of Limerick - For New York, the Charles Richards, 97 passengers; for Quebec, Caledonia, 126 passengers; for New York, Waterford, 101 passengers; the Lady Peel for Quebec, 305 passengers. Total - 631. -- Limerick Chronicle.
LIMERICK PETTY SESSIONS
IMPORTANT TO EMIGRANTS - Michael Griffin summoned Mr. Richard Hogan, shipping agent at this port, to Messrs. Shaw, of Liverpool, to recover £7 15s. amount of passage money paid by him for self and wife to proceed to New York in a vessel which sailed form Liverpool on the 15th of March. To go into details would occupy too much space - suffice it, that the complainant reached Liverpool between one and two o'clock on the day announced for the ship to sail, produced his register, and was told she had gone off that morning. The question at issue was whether an emigrant arriving at the part of embarkation at any hour on the day specified for the ship to sail was entitled to a passage. Mr. F. Spaight, the most extensive ship owner in the south of Ireland, and in which vessels more emigrants have sailed than from any port in Ireland, decided, and in his decision was upheld by Mr. Richard Russell (also a large ship owner) and Mr. Barron, R.M., that complainant was entitled to a passage, no matter at what hour he arrived at Liverpool previous to 12 o'clock on the night of the 15th March. The Bench ruled that Griffin be refunded £7 15s. and receive 1s. a day for sustenance, from 15th March to 12th April.-- Limerick Chronicle.
BARBAROUS MURDER IN CLARE
On the night of Wednesday, the 10th inst., as Arthur O'Donnell, Esq., of Denrynalicka, was returning home from his herdsman's house, he was met on the road within a few perches from his own house, when he was murdered with stones, and some other sharp instrument, the upper part of the head was nearly severed by a blow, as if from a hatchet, his brains were besmeared upon the road and the body had several large wounds. Such an appalling murder the records of agrarian outrage never chronicled, and his body was so disfigured that it was some time before the inmates of his own house were able to recognize him, and his head was so lacerated that it appeared one mass of piecemeal. The supposition is that this deed was committed by recipients of relief whom Mr. O'Donnell was wont to strike off the lists at the weekly revision by the Board of Guardians in Kilrush union. The murdered gentleman was son of the late John O'Donnell, of Ennis, banker and brother of Capt. O'Donnell, formerly of the 25th. A man is arrested on strong suspicion.
MEETING OF GUARDIANS
- The usual weekly meeting of the Guardians of this Union was held in
the Boardroom on Saturday, Edward Howley, Esq., in the chair. The other
Guardians present were, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Paget, Mr. Symes, Mr. Malley,
Capt. Atkinson, Mr. M'Culloch, Mr Joynt, Captain J. Knox, Mr. G. Orme,
Mr. E. Orme, Mr. J. Jackson, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. A. Knox, Mr. Wills an d
Mr. Cunningham, &c. Capt. Hamilton, Inspector, was present.
"Poor Law Commission Office,
"SIR - The Commissioners for administering the Laws for Relief of
the Poor in Ireland have had before them answers to the usual queries
respecting Mr. Henry Joynt, who has been appointed Valuator to the
Ballina Union, form which it appears that Mr. Joynt is Surveyor and
Clerk to the properties of Colonel Knox Gore and the Earl of Arran in
the Union, and I am directed to state that before sanctioning the
proposed appointment the Commissioners think it right to inquire whether
the Board of Guardians have duly considered how far the circumstances
referred to may operate in diminishing the confidence which it is
important that all classes of ratepayer should feel in the impartiality
of a person entrusted to the duty of valuing the property of the Union.
Malley considered that it would be time enough to make objections when
the valuation was made as there would then be an opportunity for doing
so, as the books would be open for inspection, and moreover, the
valuator would be obliged at his own expense to defend appeals.
MOST EXTRAORDINARY EVIDENCE. - That fact is stronger than fiction, is fully verified in the following true case of Irish ingenuity, in which the ferocious and the absurd are curiously blended. At the present sessions now holding in Mallow an unhappy wretch was indicted for stealing turnips from the field of Mr. Leader of Millstreet, in this county, the principal witness being the watchman, known familiarly as "Mad Tom Eagar." The attorney who defended the prisoner as "the length of himself," but upon being further pressed he coolly said - "Didn't I know what the attorney would be at, and what he'd try to make me swear! Faith I did so, and when I caught the prisoner I knocked him down and took out my knife and cut off a piece of his ear, that I might match it, next day." This terrific statement was mournfully corroborated by the prisoner in the dock, who turned his mutilated ear to the bench, crying out at the same time in a piteous tone - "Oh! wisha, me lord, sure enuf he did crap me!" The worthy assistant-barrister, who was justly horrified at the act, vented his indignation in the strongest terms, and expressed a wish that he had the witness in the dock, but the witness seemed to look upon this startling mode of procuring conclusive testimony as entitling him to a civic crown instead of meriting a judicial reprimand.-- Cork Examiner.
Mr. St. George, M.P. applied by letter to the Galway Guardians for permission to pay his rates, which were very large in amount, by instalments of £50. The chairman said the board had no right to interfere with their collector, and Mr. St. George ought to be written to by the clerk to say that they could not interfere but that if he and the collector arranged it, they had no objections.
Extract of a recent letter from a settler near Adelaide, South Australia - "Boys are greatly wanted here. We pay a little fellow to mind cattle and bring them to milk morning and evening, 2s. per week and feed him; he is a mere child, and does not look more than six years old. We also pay 8s. per week to a stout boy. If some gentlemen would interest themselves in sending them out, hundreds would get employment. The writer of this had hired as servants some young girls sent out from the Skibbereen workhouse.
Major Goerge Kirkman, 88th Depot, who marched through this garrison, en
route from Kinsale to Castlebar, committed suicide at Tulla in his
billet on Saturday morning last, after the detachment halted there, by
cutting his throat from ear to ear. The cause of this desperate act is
unknown to the officers and men unless that he apprehended censure for
symptoms of inebriety. An inquest was held on Sunday, verdict -
"Temporary insanity." The deceased was a native of Bolton,
Lancashire.-- Limerick Chronicle.
The Workhouse of Limerick
contains no fewer than 7,500 paupers.
OUTRAGE - A few evenings since eight or ten idle ruffians assembled outside the residence of Captain Hamilton, the Inspector of this Union, and in the absence from home of this gentleman, commenced to throw stones through the windows and were proceeding with this work when they were stopped by Mr. William West who happened to be going by at the time, but not before they had broken several panes of the glass. Some, of them were given in charge to the police and committed to bridewell, their only excuse being hunger. The truth is that they were too lazy to work; though stout fellows and considered that they would succeed in compelling the Government or the Guardians to support them in their idleness by attacking Capt. Hamilton's house, not that they could have any personal enmity towards this gentleman. Yesterday, also, two fellows came towards his house with no good design, as was evident from their taking to their heels the moment they saw Captain Hamilton approach the door with a stick in his hand.
EARLY POTATOES - We have seen a small dish of potatoes, called Ash-leaf Kidneys, grown in an open garden belonging to Mr. Robert Scott, on his well-managed farm at Scott's-grove, near this town. They are of a tolerable size, about thirty drills of which Mr. Scott expects will be fit to dig out for general use in a few weeks.
SWINFORD UNION - The first meeting of the newly-elected guardians of this union was held on the 10th instant. Charles Strickland, Esq. was appointed chairman, E.P. MacDonnell, Esq., vice-chairman, and G.J. O'Malley, Esq., deputy-vice-chairman.
ARREST OF PICKPOCKETS - A gang of pickpockets, made up of persons from different counties, found their way into this town on Monday and commenced, their trade of picking pockets and shoplifting. Head Constable Dillon and Constable Lougheed, to whom much credit is due for their alertness in the matter, kept a close watch upon seven or eight suspicious looking characters, and had four men and two women arrested immediately after they heard that £2 15s. was abstracted from the pocket of a woman who had just received it for a pig she had sold. Some shop goods belonging to Mr. Little and Mr. Nealon, were found on their persons. We also heard that silver had been stolen from Miss Hamilton of Newpark, while making purchases at Mr. Nealon's. The party was brought before the magistrates on yesterday and committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions. Had not these persons been arrested early in the day there can be no doubt there would be many more victims.
On Sunday last, the 14th instant,
the Rev. Samuel Stock, A.M., was installed in the Cathedral, Killala, as
Prebendary of Kilanley, and preached his first sermon for the year.
WESLEYAN MISSIONS - The annual meeting of the Wesleyan Missionary Society of this circuit was held in the Wesleyan Chapel of this town on yesterday evening, the chair being occupied by John Faussett, Esq. After the reading of the report by the Rev. N. Bass, the meeting, which was very numerously attended, was addressed by the Rev. W.O. Croggan, Superintendent of the Home Missions, the Rev. John Thomas, late Missionary to Western Africa, and other Ministers, and a collection made in aid of the funds of the society.
FEVER HOSPITAL REPORT
Remaining in hospital on previous Saturday.....146
EXECUTION OF THE TWO BROTHERS GAVIN
On Saturday we stated that a
memorial had been forwarded to the Lord Lieutenant on behalf of Matthew
and Wm. Gavin, under rule of execution in the County gaol, for the murder
of John Ryan, at Cappamore, praying his Excellency to commute the capital
punishment to transportation for life. To that application an answer was
received on Sunday from Dublin Castle, stating - "His Excellency the
Lord Lieutenant sees no grounds for interfering with the execution of the
sentence of the law, in the case of William and Matthew Gavin."
HORRIBLE MURDER OF AN INFANT - Thos. Denny, 32, was tried at Kingstown on Tuesday, for having murdered an infant by sticking an awl into its neck. The prisoner had been a shoemaker but was at the time of the occurrence a farm labourer. He had a son by a deceased wife. He cohabited with a young woman named Ferrant, with whom and his son he lived in a loft. On the 16th of August last the girl Farrant was delivered of a child. The prisoner took it from her and stuck an awl into its throat, which caused its death shortly afterwards. The prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged.
There are only four persons receiving outdoor relief in Sligo union.
PAUPER INSUBORDINATION - On Monday morning the female paupers at our workhouse broke out into open rebellion against the authority of the officers, and refused to eat the stirabout supplied for breakfast, alleging that it was too thin for human food. The assistance of the police was called in, and the constables acting under the personal direction of the Mayor quelled the riot, which, however, did not proceed at any time beyond shouts and threats. Six women were arrested, and committed as examples to the others, to city jail for three days, with hard labour. The make portion of the inmates took their breakfast without evincing any sympathy in the insurrectionary spirit of the women, but one of the men was expelled by the board in consequence of its having been discovered that he had joined in the conspiracy, and had issued orders to contractors not to supply the milk which was required to be used with the stirabout in the house.-- Kilkenny Moderator.
SHOCKING OCCURRENCE - A MAN SHOT BY A CARETAKER. - On Monday morning an unfortunate man, named Hendricksen, met his death at Sandford's Court, near this city, under the following circumstances, as nearly as can be ascertained at present:- It appears that a man named Phelan was placed by Mr. J. Cahill, of Sandford's Court, to watch his farm by night, in consequence of some thefts which had recently taken place upon it. Hendricksen 9who was a person in most miserable circumstances endeavouring to obtain outdoor relief, but disqualified in consequence of having a few acres of land) came to one of the fields and was pulling turnips which were there growing; on the approach of Phelan he ran away, and the latter pursued him with his gun in his hand. Whether the weapon was accidentally or intentionally discharged is uncertain, but be this as it may, Hendricksen was shot dead on the spot. Phelan absconded immediately. The unfortunate deceased has left a wife and seven young children.--Kilkenny Moderator.
EXECUTION AT TULLAMORE - Tuesday being the day named for the execution of John Ryan, who was found guilty at the last assizes for the murder of Serjeant Grant, a large concourse assembled in front of the jail to witness the awful spectacle. At five minutes past twelve the unfortunate culprit tripped up the ladder with a light step, accompanied by the Revs. Messrs. Cullery and Flood, Roman Catholic curates, and were it not for the appearance of the jail and its officials, the demeanour of the unfortunate man would not impress the spectators that it was an execution - for never did a man walk up that fatal ladder with more apparent less concern. He turned his back to the people just as he stepped on the drop, while the executioner was adjusting the rope and putting his cap over his face. He never spoke - and in a few minutes he was let off and died in great pain and agony, struggling for a long time. At the usual time he was cut down and buried within the precincts of the jail. His brother was under the drop witnessing the scene.--King's County Chronicle.
Wednesday, April 24, 1850
MEETING OF GUARDIANS
Ballina Union - The usual weekly
meeting of the Guardians of this Union was held in the Boardroom on
Saturday, Edward Howley, Esq. in the chair. Among the other guardians
present were - Captain Atkinson, Mr. Jones, Captain J. Knox, Mr. Malley,
Mr. Paget, Mr. E. Orme, Mr. Gardiner, Major J.F. Knox and Mr. Wills.
Annesley Knox, 7th January, 1848,
25l; no rations.
BALLINA FEVER HOSPITAL STAFF
Doctor William Whitaker, medical
officer, 91l.5s.; no rations.
Gross total from the Three Classes..............
£1353 13 0
FLIGHT OF THE TILLERS OF THE SOIL - Several hundred emigrants left our quays on Saturday by the Nimrod and Albert steamers for Liverpool, to take passage for America. The deck of the former powerful steamer was densely crowded with men, women and children, the greater number of them comfortably attired.--Cork Constitution.
PICKING POCKETS - On Wednesday week, in the market of Elphin, a poor country woman, named M'Donogh, was eased of a few shillings and sixpence, by a man named Brenan, (one of the lightfingered folk that infest most of our country towns;) but fortunately for her Richard Stafford, Esq, happened to be convenient, and arrested Brenan, when he found on his person the foregoing amount in a purse, which she, Mrs. M'Donogh, identified to be her property. The money lies in the hands of the Police and Brenan has been committed to abide his trial at Strokestown Quarter Sessions. It appears from inquiry that this Brenan located in Elphin about three weeks ago, and that he sis from the neighbourhood of Ballaghaderreen, or French-park.--Sligo Guardian.
Bernard Bradly and Pat M'Govern were apprehended on Tuesday, charged with having, when in prison in Roscommon, declared their determination to shoot Head-Constable Henderson, of Boyle, by whom they had been brought to justice for robbery.
At the court-martial assembled on board the flag-ship, Ocean, at Sheerness, for the trial of Assistant-Surgeon James Campbell, of the Wellington, ordinary guard-ship, for drunkenness when on duty, he was found guilty and dismissed the service.
(From the Malta Mail of March 30)
On Sunday last, notice was given in the Roman Catholic Churches, that for the future no Intermarriages would be permitted between parties, one of whom professed the Roman Catholic and the other the Protestant faith, except under a solemn premise that the children to be born thereof should be brought up in the Roman Catholic faith. On the same day public notice was given from the altar of the Cathedral church of St. Paul, that for the future no banns of a marriage would be published, or the solemnity performed between parties as above, of opposite religious faith, if either had sworn, in the court of the Roman Catholic Bishop, to bring up the children in the Roman Catholic faith. His Lordship the Bishop of Gibraltar concluded, and we think with much reason, that the parents who would consent to such a sacrifice, had better themselves embrace the profession to which the children are thus by parental weakness, so unceremoniously condemned.
A very singular case, which occupied the attention of the Commissioner of Insolvents now holding his court in this city, is suggestive of serious ground for reflection. We allude to the case of Mr. John Joseph Tangney, a solicitor, who, unhappily for himself, as it has turned out, and not fortunately for others, united to his professional avocations the trade of bill discounting. The moral of the transaction has been read in the court of insolvents- Although Mr. Tangney charged an average of £46 on every £100, and frequently (according to the evidence of Mr. White) received £100 for every £30 which he advanced to some desperate claimant for a loan, the result is--the insolvent court! His case is adjourned to next commission. But Mr. Tangney, the solicitor, is not the only victim of his own usurious money dealings; Mr. White, a member of the same profession, bitterly regrets that he ever entered upon the crooked path, and abandoned the legitimate road. He also had his golden dreams, his Visions of wealth; and he is now living in the jail of this city, after having lost £1000--Cork Examiner.
At the Dublin Police-office, on Friday, Thomas Seamon of 11 Dame-street, was fined £5 for having a lottery at his bazaar, the magistrates staffing, if her persisted, he would in future be mulct in 100l.
Mr. Litton, Master in Chancery, is dangerously ill.
Dysentery is prevalent in the gaol of Ennis, which is overcrowded, and two prisoners died of the disease this week.
William Blood, Esq, son of Bindon Blood, Esq, is appointed to the chair of Civil Engineering in Galway Queen's College.
The Lord Bishop of Derry
distributed silver medals to the most proficient pupils of Foyle College on
"Exchange is no robbery." While America is sending us her corn, we are sending her our people. Those friendly offices are likely to continue. She will save us the trouble of sowing and reaping, and the hands which lived by the labour they afforded, must betake them to the soil whence the new supplies is coming. There they will raise the crops which they are no longer invited to raise at home and as they produce will increase with the encreased labour and with the enlarged area constantly brought under cultivation, we may every year look for more numerous shipments, and these must depreciate still further the value of land and labour in Ireland.--Cork Constitution.
The jury under the commission of lunacy against Richard Warren, Esq., of Skibbereen, have returned the following verdict:- "We find that Richard Warren is not an idiot, nor a lunatic, nor a person of unsound mind, so as to be incapable of managing his own affairs." The costs of this trial will exceed £1000 - the principal portion of which must be borne by the petitioner, William Warren, brother of Richard. The enquiry lasted eight days. The counsel on both sides received near £200, the jury 96 guineas, and the commission 64 guineas.
Mr. Timothy Dwyer, an aged farmer, presided at a numerous tenant right meeting, held at Kilcommon, Tipperary, on Sunday last, when the chair was addressed by the Rev. W. Lanigan, Rev. J. Molony, P.P. - who denounced Mr. Sheil as an exterminator, and Sir Timothy O'Brien, M.P., as a barefooted and barelegged adventurer. Lord Clarendon, he said, had legally slaughtered the people of this country and cut the nation's throat, but like Castlereagh, he may yet cut his own! (cheers and laughter.) Rev. John O'Dwyer, Rev. Mr. Mullaly, Rev. Mr. Ryan and Rev. Mr. Meagher, P.P., who addressed the meeting, which passed resolutions in accordance with the objects of their assembly.
At Ballinasloe Petty Sessions on Saturday, Michael M'Guiness, Thomas D'Arcy, and Mary D'Arcy, preferred a charge against Francis Blake Foster, Esq., for firing a loaded pistol at them when on their way to Kiltormer on the night of the 9th inst. The case having been proved to the bench, was sent for trial to the Quarter Sessions to be held at Loughrea.
On Tuesday 29 persons were dispossessed by the sub-sheriff, out of the property of Viscount Chabot, in Thurles, and 22 persons were evicted from the property of J.B. Fennell, Esq., near Caller.
EMIGRATION - Our town was thronged this week with persons proceeding to Donegal and Derry to embark for America, from this county and the counties of Leitrim and Fermanagh; most of them appeared to belong to the respectable class of farmers and traders; the numerous cars of excellent furniture which they were taking with them proved that they were in comparably comfortable circumstances, but dreading the further distress of Ireland, they resolved on leaving their native county before all was gone. -- Ballyshannon Herald.
DEATH FROM DESTITUTION - On the 14th inst., the inanimate, fleshless and apparently poverty stricken body of a man of the name of Michael Ryan, was discovered on the road side near the town of Borrisoleigh. An inquest was held on the body and it appeared that the ill fated deceased had been for some time begging about the district, and that nothing could compel him to enter the workhouse.--Nenagh Guardian.
On the morning of Thursday, the 15th inst. as George M'Kay, gardener to Viscount Doneraile, was in the act of discharging a gun in the garden, at Doneraile, it unfortunately burst, or rather, the breach flew out and fractured his skull so severely that he died in a few hours. Mr. M'Kay was a man of excellent character and a very skillful gardener.-- Cork Constitution.
At Parsonstown Quarter Sessions, on Wednesday, John Slevin, and Michael Mear, for assaulting the habitation of Mr. Redmond Scully, Ballyshane, on Saturday night, the 7th April, were found guilty and sentenced to be transported for 14 years each.
GOOD ADVICE - When you visit a theatre or go into a crowd, always pick your own pocket before leaving home. If you fail to do this, the duty may probably be discharged for you by a stranger.
From a return just made to parliament, it appears that 300 sailing vessels and six steamers were wrecked last year.
NEWPORT WORKHOUSE - On Monday there was a meeting of the Guardians of the above union. - Those present were H.J.H. Browne, J.C. Larminie, Edward Malley, and Francis M'Mannon. The Board unanimously elected Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson as master and matron of the Workhouse and declared Mr. Glanville contractor for repiaring the auxiliary house.--Mayo Constitution.
The principals in the murder of Mr. O'Donnell, of Knock, were his domestics, who are now in custody. A female servant was the person who opened his desks after the deed was perpetrated, and paid the murderers of her master who was in the habit of keeping large sums of money on the premises.- The male and female servants concerned intended leaving for America. After committing the robbery one of the murderers went back to the dead body and replaced the keys in his pocket. There was other property stolen which was found buried in a dung pit. As yet no money has been found.
Sunday night, through the exertions of George Fitzmaurice, Esq., R.M., a party of the Shinrone constabulary arrested Timothy Cantwell of Ballingraun, near Moneygall, charged with the murder of Mr. Daniel Egan, of Ballydonagh; he is identified, and committed to abide his trial at the ensuing assizes.
On Thursday last 96 paupers, male and female, were sent from the Edenderry Workhouse to Dublin, for embarkation to America. Each is to received £1 on arriving at Quebec. Their maintenance in the house and outfit cost the Union £700. Among the male paupers was a son of Edward M'Donnell, who was executed for the murder of the Rev. Mr. Hewson, of Feigcullen Clebe, county Kildare.
INCENDIARY FIRE - We regret to announce that the house of a man named John M'Manus, of Colbeg, was maliciously set on fire, and totally consumed by some evil-minded person. He had very recently obtained possession of it, and envy at his success is said to be the the cause of the destruction. - Head Constable Hay and party were promptly on the scene, but their exertions to discover the perpetrators of the outrage were unattended with success.-- Sligo Guardian.
FRIGHTFUL STORM AND INJURY TO PROPERTY IN IRELAND
On Thursday between the hours of
three and four o'clock in the afternoon, our city was visited by a terrific
thunder storm, accompanied by a perfect hurricane and fall tempest, the most
fearful in its violence, and the most disastrous in its effects on property
(considering the short life of its countenance), that has ever occurred in
the memory of the oldest who witnessed it. In fact this terrible convulsion
of the elements partook in a very slight degree of the characteristics
ascribed to storms in these temperate latitudes. Its phenomena were rather
those peculiar to the sudden snow gales of the Baltic, the fatal
Mediterranean white squall, or the disastrous and the often unforeseen and
unprovided for West Indian hurricane. The conflict of the elements burst
upon the city with a suddenness and violence that smote the inhabitants with
terror and dismay. We have taken some trouble to ascertain the principal
facts attainable concerning this sudden visitation, both as to the very
singular atmospheric peculiarities observed at its commencement, as also the
extent of injury done in our city and its immediate vicinity, and it gives
us no small pleasure to be able to state, that so far as we have yet learned
loss of human life is not to be reckoned with in this latter category.
lying north and south, and its
houses being so very high and close together, did not suffer so much as
other parts more exposed. Several houses, however, suffered greatly,
particularly those of the western side, on which the force of the storm
struck obliquely. The upper windows of the Sackville-street Club, and of
nearly all the splendid houses on the same side of the street were dashed to
pieces. The traders and shopkeepers hastened to close their shops; all
business was suspended; the streets were deserted, save under the
Post-office piazza, where crowds, surprised by the fearful suddenness of the
storm, shrank cowering in terror from the repeated flashes of forked and
vivid lightning that heralded the deafening peals of thunder that seemed to
split the very sky overhead. The windows of the Prince of Wales's and
Abbott's hotels in Prince's-street, near the Post-office corner, were almost
totally shattered and the glass in all of the houses, from the corner of
Prince's-street to Mr. Chancellor's, near Carlisle-bridge, presented a scene
of demolition and ruin. The hail as it fell congregated in enormous heaps on
the pave, and at each point where it was driven by the fury of the wind; and
as the congregated masses dissolved, the entire street became flooded with
water. The crossings then became impassable in many places. The thunder was
at one period absolutely deafening, and the drivers of the equipages
assembled at the Rotunda flower show could scarcely restrain their horses
from bursting away with affright. The animal attached to one vehicle, a
one-horse phaeton, sprung away, and galloped with alarming speed down
Britain-street, and turning up Dominick-street, ran against the area
railings of Mr. Lentaigne's house, which were driven in by the concussion.
The horse was severely hurt and the carriage broken.
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