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March 14th edition
Two young men named FLANAGAN, from Miltown Malbay, sent a cheque to their mother for 650 pounds sterling by the last mail from Australia. She received another cheque from them about twelve months ago for 100 pounds. They state in their letter that they have not sent
half what they are worth. Upwards of 1,200 pounds came through the Miltown town post office by the same mail.
The Very Rev. Dean LEAHY has been appointed Vicar Capitular of the Archdiocese of Cashel.
A young man named GLEESON, son to Mr. E. GLEESON, grocer, was killed on
the 15th ult., at a hurling match at Ballyanny near Nenagh. A man named Patrick MAHER is charged with striking the fatal blow.
The Rev. Michael ROURKE, pastor of Portlaw, died on the 11th ult., after a prolonged illness, at the patriarchal age of 94, over 60 years of which he spent in the sacred ministry.
The Rev. P. WALL, late of Waterford, has been promoted to the parish of Ardmore, in room of the Rev. G. PRENDERGAST, P.P.
John GANSEY, the venerable piper of the Lakes, died on the 12th ult., at
Killarney, in the 90th year of his age.
The Roman Catholic clergy and the laity of Kerry purpose to erect a monument
in their new cathedral to the memory of the late Right Rev. Dr. EGAN. The design is by J.J. McCARTHY, Esq., and the estimated cost is 400 pounds.
Mr. HUSSEY, High Sheriff of Kerry, has appointed Mr. W. E. HARNETT his deputy.
Mr. Thomas John McCARTHY, of Kenmare, has passed a very distinguished examination for a clerkship in the office of Solicitor of Customs.
A commission of lunacy issued in the case of Mrs. Hannah BAILIE, an old widow lady, has found that she has been of unsound mind, so as to be incapable of managing her own affairs since the 1st of December. Dr. Henry
PURDON is married to her niece. It appears that a man named McMANNUS, a publican and cess-collector, claims to have been married to Mrs. BAILIE in Scotland some time since.
The Rev. Henry MARTIN, of Armagh, has been appointed Independent Minister at George's Street Church, Limerick.
On the morning of the 28th of January, a byre, belonging to Mr. James STARRETT, of Tirkenaghen, in the parish of Donagheady, in which were eight cows, was discovered to be on fire; six of the cows were burned to death, and the other two died soon after. It is supposed to have been maliciously set on fire.
On the 5th ult. a fire broke out in the mill of Mr. Thomas BALLANTINE,
Waterside, Londonderry, which resulted in the almost total demolition of the structure.
March 21st edition
On Thursday last (12th ult.) a number of the neighborhing farmers sent their ploughs to the farm of Mr. Jonathan BOONER, of Ballymart, and in the course of a few hours the sowing of a large field of wheat was nearly finished. Mr. BOONER has resided on the farm alluded to
for nearly thirty years, and it must be satisfactory to him to find that he holds such an honorable position with his professional neighbors.
John LEGG, Esq., has been sworn into office as High Sheriff, and Mr. Robert FORBES, as Sheriff of Carrickfergus for this year.
The Inverness Courier states that on Thursday night, Feb. 17th, two men fell over the Thornbush Pier and were drowned. They were firemen on the London steamer, the Excelsior, and were named respectively Michael CARLINES and Michael MACKENZIE, both Irishmen.
Mr. Ezekiel DONNELL of New York, while lately on a visit to his relatives at Ballee, having purchased the tenant-right of the large farm of Milltown, Ballymagorry, which he left in the hands of his father, his neighbors met on the 11th instant, and with 25 well-appointed ploughs, ploughed nearly all the ground intended for cropping this year.
Terence FITZPATRICK, of Ballygawley, in county Tyrone, grocer and spirit dealer, has been declared bankrupt.
Henry McKENNY of Ballykeel, Edward LECKY and Samuel PATTERSON of Newtownstewart,
were summoned before the bench of magistrates at Newtwonstewart, and each summarily convicted in ten shllings penalty and costs, for attempting to defraud the railway company by riding in the train from Strabane to Victoria Bridge without having
previously paid their fare.
On the 5th instant two men named Thomas CATCHERSIDES and Michael COUMEEN were stabbed by Patrick WALLACE, the first rather severely in the leg, and COUMEEN slightly in the side. The affray originated in a drinking bout at the house of CATCHERSIDES, who was first stabbed, and then as COUMEEN interfered, the knife was plunged at him. The intending assassin was apprehended at about eleven o'clock p.m., hiding among the ditches. He had in his pocket the handle and half the blade of a large clasp knife - the other half had been got covered with blood, at Michael COUMEEN'S feet, as he had partly warded off the blow.
March 28th edition
The Banner of Ulster announces the demise of Mr. Henry MULHOLLAND, of Lisburn, which took place at his house in Seymour Street, Lisburn, on the evening of the 12th ult. Mr. MULHOLLAND was one of the oldest of Ulster's linen merchants, having begun his career about the summer of 1794, when in the 22nd year of his age. Perhaps no man was more deservedly popular with his fellow-townsmen of all shades of opinion.
On Saturday last (21st ult.), a respectable farmer, named Thomas McBRIDE, died in the townland of Ballycar, near Banbridge, under most afflicting circumstances, from glanders. It appears that he had, for some time past, a horse in his procession which had a discharge from his nostrils, but not, however, suspected to be of dangerous character. He was in the habit of applying several remedies to effect a cure, and during the present week he became ill himself. His illness soon presented a most formidable and hideous character, terminating in death from glanders,
under great suffering, in a very few days. When too late, the
horse was destroyed. The deceased was a very respectable man,
and left a wife and eight children to deplore his loss.
April 4th edition
Luke FITZGERALD, indicted for the manslaughter of Michael FITZGERALD,
at Doon, in the month of May, 1856, by stabbing him in the head with a penknife, was acquitted.
William RYAN and Terence FITZGERALD were convicted of a violent assault on William TOBIN, at the fair of Pallasgrean, in January last.
Anne NEALE was found guilty of stealing a piece of flannel, the property of Danl. PUNCH of Cameen.
Patrick CAREY was convicted of a felonious assault on, with intent to violate the person of Margaret HUMPHREYS, at Glenstal, in May last.
John HEFFERNAN and Thomas HAYES were indicted, with fifteen other men,
for a riot at the fair of Hospital, on the 9th of last July. This was a fight between the rival factions of "Three year olds" and "Four year olds." The prisoners were all found guilty.
Patrick SEERY, indicted for discharging a loaded pistol at Mr. Netherville ABBOTT, in the town of Athlone, with intent to murder him, was acquitted as a lunatic, and was directed to be kept in custody during the Queen's pleasure.
Peter HANLY, indicted for cutting and wounding one Martin DEMPSEY, so as to do him grievous bodily injury, was found guilty of a common assault.
Patrick CROGHAN, indicted for the manslaughter of a child named Thomas HANLY, by inocculating him with the small-pox, was acquitted.
Patrick WALLACE, indicted for a grievous assault with a knife on Michael CUNNEEN, was acquitted.
The first record for trial was the case of Mr. Edward BYRNE, who had let 160 acres of the lands of Oran, for one year, ending the 1st of November last, to the defendent, Mr. Robert Preston BAILEY, the nephew and heir of the well-known Mrs. Sarah KELLY. In October last, Mr. BYRNE had agreed with a
Mr. GREHAN to let him the grass of this farm on the expiration of Mr. BAILEY'S term, for six months, for the sum of 110 pounds, to enable him to remove a receiver who had a few months previous been put over his interest in the land, and who was discharged in a few days after. Mr. BAILEY, however, took advantage of the receiver's appointment, and on the 1st of November, refused
to give up the possession of the farm, and retained the possession until the 9th of December, when the plaintiff came with a large number of men, drove off the stock, and took possession of the land.
Mr. GREHAN broke off his agreement in consequence of not getting possession when agreed on, and Mr. BYRNE was obliged to enter into a new one, on much more
disadvantageous terms than the first. The action was brought as well for the special damage occasioned by his not being able to fulfill his contract with Mr. GREHAN, as also for the value of the grass for the six months the possession was overheld. The defendent lodged 30 pounds in court. The jury found a verdict of twenty pounds damage, and on the other issue, that the sum lodged in court was sufficient for the value of the grass.
On Thursday night, a shot was fired through the parlor window of Hugh O'DONNELL, Esq., of Greyfield, near Keadue, but happily without doing any harm.
May 2nd edition
Mr. Daniel TRACY, of Nenagh, has been appointed resident Apothecary
to St. John's Fever Hospital, Limerick.
On Sunday morning, march 29th, four men disguised attacked the
steward of J. Caesar OTWAY, Esq., in the demesne, within three
miles of the lands of Ballinweir. Two shots were fired at him but
providentially they did not take effect. The cause alleged is
that he fined some workmen for absence from work.
A man named James RYAN, aged 44 years, was killed on the evening of
the 25th of March, by falling over the railway bridge at Bobercrow, near
Tipperary, while under the influence of liquor.
Miss WEBB, a maiden lady, lately died in Bath. She has bequeathed to
Major MANNDER, 1st Royales, and his relatives, thirty-thousand pounds.
The major is son-in-law of our esteemed fellow-citizen, George DARNELL,
A man who had fallen into the river near the Old Shambles, Castlebar, on
the night of the 28th March, was saved from drowning by Messrs. Henry B.
SHERIDAN and Thos. BURKE, of the Constitution office, who happened,
providentially, to be passing at the time.
May 9th edition
A man named John FEENY, a native of Drum, near Dungiven, had been
in Derry on the 14th of March buying slates, he being a stone mason,
and was seen in the neighborhood of Dromahoe in a state of intoxication
on his way home that evening. As is generally supposed, he fell into the
Faughan river and was carried down by the floods to Mr. BALLANTINE'S
mill, where his body was found some days after.
The foundation of the new church of st. Baethen, at St. Johnston, was
blessed on the 4th ult., by the Right Rev. Dr. McGETTIGAN, assisted
by a large number of the clergy, and in presence of a great concourse
of people. A large bottle was placed in the foundation stone, containing
a scroll of parchment, with all the necessary details, in mediaeval
characters, illuminated with gold and colors, and signed by several
witnesses present; besides a large number of coins of Queen Victoria and
the United States, including among the latter one quarter eagle gold piece,
with a copy of the Derry Journal, etc. A large portion of the funds for
this church was subscribed by the Irish people resident in the United
States. The site of the building overlooks the Foyle. The whole of the work
is being carried out from the designs and under the superintendence of Mr.
Edward W. GODWIN, architect. Mr. GORE, of Derry, has contracted for the supply
of all the cut-stone work necessary for the completion of this building. An
acre of ground, on which the church will stand, has been purchased in fee for
sixty-two pounds from Mr. DOHERTY, of the Blue Ball.
William GRAHAM, of Donegal, grocer and spirit dealer, has been declared
May 16th edition
Mr. William TAYLOR, brother of Mr. Thomas TAYLOR, of Bridge Street,
Belfast, was killed on the 20th ult., by falling off a car while
going to Carrickfergus; the wheel of the vehicle passed over his
head, causing almost instantaneous death.
A farmer named James McCREARY, belonging to Aughnamoyle, near Omagh,
on the 11th ult., took as a draught a spoonful of linament, containing
aconite, which had been prescribed for a pain in the leg. He died in
a few hours from the effects of the poison.
May 23rd edition
The only candidate for admission to the bar at the opening of last
term was Warham Durdin BOSTON, Esq., A.B., T.C.D., only son of Dr.
John BOSTON, of Midleton, who was admitted.
The Very Rev. Dean McENNERY has, with characteristic liberality, given
the munificent donation of one hundred and five pounds towards the
enlargement and general improvement of the Catholic chapel at Tralee.
The example of this excellent clergyman will, no doubt, be followed by
all classes in Tralee, according to their means; so that the building
will, after a few months, it is hoped, no longer present the very
disedifying spectacle upon which we took the liberty of commenting in
a late number.
The Rev. Michael MEEHAN, P.P., of Carrigabolt, gratefully acknowledges
the receipt of forwarded to him through Mr. William GALVIN, of New
York, and the names of the subscribers of which were published by us at
the time. The Rev. gentleman adds: "The generous friends whose names are
subjoined for contributing, the above munificent sum, for a church at
Kilbaha, instead of the 'Ark,' will be glad to hear that the people have got
a site at last for the building." Father MEEHAN also acknowledges a
donation of ten pounds from the Rt. Rev. Dr. VAUGHAN, for his schools.
The Limerick Observers reports: "We have seen to-day some potatoes grown in the
open air by Pierce CREAGH, of Ralabine, county of Clare, and which were of
the full size. We have seldom seen finer potatoes, and we sincerely trust that
throughout the county the crop will be equally good."
A few nights ago, a young man named LEGER, a native of Nenagh, and who served
in the North Tipperary Militia, having partaken too freely of strong drink, took
up some stones while passing through Clare Street, which he commenced to throw
at the houses indiscriminately. One of them unfortunately broke a pane of glass
in the dwelling of a smith names SHAUGHNESSY, who, having seized an iron poker,
ran out, and meeting LEGER near the door, struck him on the head, inflicting a
severe fracture near the left temple. LEGER lies in a very precarious state from
the effects of the injuries received. A warrant has been issued for the apprehension
of SHAUGHNESSY, who has absconded.
Died, on the 22nd ult., at his residence in the parish of Clonallond, the Rev. John
O'REILLY, C.C. The death of this pious and exemplary priest has cast a gloom over
the entire diocese of Dromore, but his premature death has been most deeply felt in
the parishes of Newry, Rostrevor and Clonallond, where his spiritual ministrations for
more than nine years have produced so much piety and sanctity, and where his virtues
shall ever be remembered, and his name shall be ever in the hearts of the grateful
The remains of Sally PASSMORE, whose body was found in a field at Moygashal, Dungannon,
the week before last, were exhumed a few days since, and an adjourned inquest held. The
evidence adduced charged a man named David LITTLE, in whose company she ahd been last seen,
with being accessory to her death, and the jury found their verdict accordingly.
A richly-engraved sexagon-shaped silver coffee and tea service has been presented to Dr.
Hans FLEMING, for his valuable services in an extensive field of medical practice, by his
friends in Carrickmacross and the neighborhood.
In the Rolls Court, Dublin, on the 21st ult., in the matter of GRAY v. GRAY, Mr. DEASY, Q.C.,
applied on behalf of Mr. Joseph GRAY for a receiver to collect the rents and profits of certain
lands. It appeared from the statement of counsel that Mr. John GRAY died on the 18th March, 1856,
having by his will, made in the year 1852, bequeathed all his real and personal property, situated
in Mayo, Claremorris, Castlebar and Ballibay, to his sons John and Wilson GRAY, as trustees, to
allocate, at their discretion and according to their judgment, such portions amongst the other
members of the family as to them should seem fit and suitable. Shortly after the death of Mr.
John GRAY, the will was proved by Dr. John GRAY (of the Dublin Freeman's Journal who acted as
executor, and he collected a great deal of the effects of the testator, and received portions of
rent due by tenants on the property. The testator left seven other children; two were living in
New York, and Mr. Wilson GRAY, the co-trustee, resided in Melbourne. The latter gentleman, of
course, could not act as trustee, and a considerable portion of the assets were in danger of being
lost if not collected by a receiver. The only controversy in the case was whether the receiver
should be appointed upon the application of Dr. GRAY or Mr. Joseph GRAY. The Master of the
Rolls said he did not see what objection there could be to the appointment of a receiver by Dr.
GRAY, who, as a trustee, had the right, while the other party had not. He thought it very probable
that the Lord Chancellor would consolidate the two petitions and send the case in that form to Master
BROOKE'S office, but he (Master of the Rolls) did not see the necessity of granting a receiver upon
the motion of Mr. Joseph GRAY.
Alexander McCAUSLAND HAMILTON, has been appointed Ensign in the Donegal Militia, vice GILLESPIE,
On the night of the 18th ult., the Rev. Hugh O'REILLY, the distinguished P.P. of Kinlough, calmly
breathed his last, after a long heavy sickness, borne with the Christian resignation of a pious
On the night of the 27th ult., the house of Mr. John McCRACKEN, watch-maker, in the town of Cootchill,
was entered and a large number of watches taken there from, including two gold watches and a number
of new patent lever silver watches, in all about 50, with other things usually sold in a country jeweller's
shop. The house of Mr. Joseph ADAMS, in the same town, was also entered on the same night, and robbed of
whatever money was in the shop. Not long since the house of Mr. Richard BROWNE, leather and provision
merchant, had been entered, and robbed of the ready money found in the shop.
June 6th edition
In the matter of the estate of Margaret E. MAGUIRE (Owner and
Petitioner), the Commissioners have sold the dwelling houses at
Nos. 30 and 31 Darling Street, Enniskillen, held under leases
of lives renewable for ever; profit rent 61 pounds 12s. 2d.; to
the Rev. Dean BOYLAN, for one thousand pounds.
An accident of a serious nature occurred last week at Drumkeen,
whereby Mr. CROSBY, stokerer, was precipitated from a height of
two stories, whilst engaged in finishing the front of the house
of Miss KILBY. Mr. CROSBY, however, is fast recovering from the
injuries he sustained, and all who know him will be glad to learn
that he will soon be enabled to resume his arduous duties again.
William JAMIESON, Esq., of Cootchill, has been appointed a Justice
of the Peace, by the Lord Chancellor.
At the last examination held at Sandhurst, for Commissions in the
Cavalry and Infantry, Mr. George R. STORY, Cavan Milita; Mr. Charles
Dudley RYDER MADDEN, Hilton Park, Clones (son of the late Colonel
MADDEN) and Mr. Edward FIDDES, Monaghan Militia; passed on their first
Sir Duncan MacGREGOR has appointed Richard WHYTE O'DONOVAN, Esq., surgeon,
to be medical attendant to the Constabulary at Belturbet, Clover Hill and
Samuel MOORE, Esq., has been appointed major in the Cavan Regiment of
Militia, vice Gustavus TUITE DALTON, Esq., resigned.
A short time since Miss TREDENNICK, of Ballyshannon, and Captain COLHOUN, of
the Donegal Militia, were travelling by the Enniskillen coach to Ballyshannon,
a man named WILSON, residing at Clones, who was also in the coach, suddenly drew
out a razor and made demonstrations of attack with it upon the lady. Captain
COLHOUN seized him, and after a severe struggle, in which he received several cuts
on the arm, succeeded in disarming him; and on arrival in Clones he was given
in charge to the police. He is supposed to be insane.
The Commissioners have sold the estate of D. WHITE (Owner and Petitioner) as
follows: Lot 1.-Lisanally House and demesne, containing 164a. 3r. 3p., valued
at 277 pounds per annum. Sold to Mr. COLQUHOUN for 5,300 pounds. Lot 2.-Lisanally bog, containing 14a. 2r. 38p., valued at 9 pounds per annum. Sold to Mr. SCOTT for 175 pounds.
June 13th edition
Margart COFFEE, aged 82 years, was sent here by the parochial
authorities of Glasgow, in the steamer Lynx, on the 18th instant.
Superintendant MAGEE's attention was called to her; she was
scarcely able to walk from the effects of old age and infirmity.
She stated her native place was the county Monaghan, that she
had been in Scotland for the last seventeen years with her two sons,
who were employed in the public works there; they both died, but
on the death of the last the authorities sent her to Ireland. Mr.
MAGEE sent her to lodgings, where Mr. McBRIDE supplied her with
breakfast, and brought her in a car to the Ulster Railway, where
he paid her fare to Armagh, and gave her money to pay her expenses
to her native place.
In the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin, a horse-dealer named John
DONNELLY got a verdict of 50 pounds against Mr. Henry DARCY, a
magistrate residing near Enniskillen, for having falsely imprisoned
him upon a fair day int he town of Enniskillen, on a charge of
selling a glandered horse, for which there was no foundation.
Mr. William D'ARCY, of Neearn Castle, Lowtherstown, lies in a very
dangerous state, with little hopes of recovery.
Wm. ROBINSON of Derrygonnelly, merchant, and Dougald McNEILL, of
Lisnaskea, grocer and spirit merchant, have been declared bankrupt.
The body of John C. McKELVEY, who was drowned on the evening of the
19th of March, in Sheephaven Bay, was washed ashore on the 18th ult.,
on the sand banks nearly opposite to the Bar of Ards. But for the
clothes, which were in a perfect state of preservation, and the watch
and other articles found on the body, it would have been impossible to
have identified the corpse. The watch, which the unfortunate young man
had shown to the coast-guard at Downing's on the evening of the
catastrophe, just before he reentered the curragh, and who statd that,
by the watch, it was five minutes to six o'clock, had stopped at exactly
a quarter past six o'clock, precisely twenty minutes after it had been shown
to the coast-guard; so that, allowing for the time consumed in reaching
the curragh, and getting under weight, the unfortunate young man could
not have been more than ten minutes on the water until the awful calamity
occurred. As yet no trace of the body of William BARKER has been found,
but the coat which he had on when he left Ards, and which it is stated he
had taken off when he reentered the curragh, was found on the beach close
to the spot where John McKELVEY's remains were found.
A horse and cart of Mr. James KELLY'S, while tilling weeds from a field
below College Lane, Ballyshannon, on the 6th ult., slipped into the river
and were swept under the bridge. Some swimmers attempted to rescue them,
but without success, and passing over the fall, then at its full height,
the horse floated dead into the Pool, with portions of the cart and harness
in the presence of a crowd of spectators.
Mr. J. Orrell LEVER, of Manchester, has commenced to run a steamer, the Alma,
between Galway and Liverpool, sailing alternate weeks from either port. The
fare is - cabin 15; deck, 7s. 6d.
On the 30th of April, Patrick McDONOGH and Henry BURKE, who are lake boatmen,
were engaged loading their boat with turf, at Shruel, when they perceived in the
offing of the lake a boat in a sinking state. The day was very stormy; however
they proceeded with great difficulty and succeeded in rescuing three persons
from being drowned, who were on board the boat. Their names are Mr. Robert
COTTINGHAM, Comyn NAUGHTON, and Thomas NAUGHTON.
At Galway petty sessions, James LANDY, Pat LOWRY, Andrew CONNOR, and Thomas GALLAHER, who were sentenced on the 1st of May, to be each imprisoned for three months for being concerned in the late provision riots, were liberated on bail,
notice of appeal having been served on their behalf.
July 4th edition
On Tuesday, June the 9th, an Oliver WHITENSIDE, aged seventeen
years, son of Mr. W. WHITENSIDE, a respectable farmer in Killycalpy,
about two miles from Stewartstown, was on his way home from the
turf bog, with a shovel on his shoulder, he was overtaken by a
thunder storm, and was struck with the electric fluid, which deprived
him of life on the spot.
Mr. McGAUGHEY, of Omagh, has been declared contractor for building
the new Convent there, his estimate being much below any of the others,
The personal property of the late Hon. and Rev. Charles DUGLAS, of
Tyrone, has been proved under his will at 2,000 pounds.
On the fair day of Galway, as a man named GILMORE, from Carabrowne,
was proceeding towards home, he was attacked by the two men named
FLEMMING, father and son, and very cruelly treated. When knocked down
the younger FLEMMING stabbed him with a knife and then made off. The
father and sister were arrested that evening, and committed to prison.
GILMORE was removed to the county infirmary, where his wounds were
dressed. Young FLEMMING was arrested soon after and lodged in jail.
The two men and the girl have been admitted to bail.
On the 6th of June, about eleven o'clock, a young man named CONNELL
was driving a cart from Athenry to Tuam, and within a very short distance
of his house, going along a small boreen, the cart and mule were upset
into a deep rut or pit on the road side, and the deceased, being at the
time asleep inside a box or crate which was fixed on the cart, was
suffocated before any assistance reached him. He was only 22 years of
age, and was the chief support of his aged parents.
We have seen some splendid specimens of new potatoes grown in the open air,
on the lands of Ardfey, the property of James BLAKE, Esq. The gardener is
Thomas DONNELLAN. They are a fine specimen of the productiveness of the
July 11th edition
In the matter of the estate of Christopher HUME LAWDER, assignee of
James ANDERSON, owner (exparte John MILLER REID, petitioner), the
Commissioners have sold the lands of Corbofin, situate in the barony
of Monaghan, containing 11 acres and over, Irish plantation measure,
held under lease of lives renewable for ever (profit rent, 17 pounds,
13s. 6 1/2 d.), to Mr. John HALL for 385 pounds.
Mrs. BARR, wife of Mr. BARR, of the Model Farm, Caledon, met with a
serious accident lately, having been thrown off a car in so violent a
manner as to produce concussion of the brain.
From the Tyrone-Constitution:
On Monday, the 8th inst., an accident, attended with loss of life,
occurred to a laboring man named Charles COLLIGAN, while engaged attending
masons who were repairing a store in Church Street, belonging to Mr.
David LOUGHRAN. It appears that he was going up a ladder with some
mortar to the workmen, and had ascended about four feet, when he stumbled
and fell to the ground. When medical aid arrived, it was found that he had
sustained a fracture of the skull. His death took place at an early hour
on the following day.
Mr. Eugene McSHANE, of Dungannon, has been admitted a member of the Royal
College of Surgeons, Ireland.
We have in our office a sample of white wheat grown on the grounds of John
MEHAN, Esq., St. Columb's. It measures four feet in length, and is in full
ear. It is said to be a fair sample of a field of ten acres.
At the usual examination in classics, science, French and English, held at
Apothecaries' Hall, Dublin, on Friday, the 15th ult., Master Alexander CHEYNE,
of Auguavallog, was one of the two candidates who were successful in obtaining
John GLOVER, Esq., has been admitted an attorney of the Superior Courts of Common
Law in Ireland. We understand he intends to practice in Magherafelt.
The Rev. Wm. STEELE, M.A., late Head Master of the Raphoe Royal School, has been
appointed to the Head Mastership of the Enniskillen Royal School.
Some time ago, a party attacked the house of a man named James FRIEL, of Cooladerry,
(who acted as shore balliff to the Earl of Leitrim), and tore off part of the thatch,
broke the door with stones, and threatened that, if he would not give up his situation,
they would level the house. Two boys, named McGINLEY and SWEENEY, have been arrested
for the offence, and bound over at Tamney Petty Sessions to take their trial at the
assizes, which were to open on the 9th of July.
July 18th edition
Fine samples of new potatoes and turnips, grown by Mr. John A.
MORRISON, of Darling Street, were shown us a few evenings ago.
In the matter of the estate of Rev. William BRADSHAW and others,
(Mary HAYES, peitioner,) the Commissiones have sold the property as
follows: Lot 1-Lands of Knocknalossett, barony of Clonkelly, county
Fermanagh, held in fee simple, containing 156a. and over, plantation
measure; profit rent 30 pounds 18s. 9d. Sold to Mr. MAYNE for 910 pounds.
2. Lands of Killyfool, same barony, containing 61a. and over; profit
rent 34 pounds 9s. 1d. - Sold to Mr. BRADY for 805 pounds. 3. Lands of
Cortaghart, barony of Cremorne, county Monaghan, containing 69a. and
over; profit rent 100 pounds 18s. 11d. Sold to Mr. FITZGERALD for
2,010 pounds 10s. 4. Lands of Kilduff, barony of Lowe Loughtee, county
Cavan, containing 56a. and over; profit rent 30 pounds 14s. - Sold to
Mr. BRADY for 535 pounds. 5. Lands of Kinnigo, barony of Oneilland East,
county Armagh, containing 81a., statute measure; profit rent 92 pounds
13s. Sold to MR. HASLETT, in trust, for 2,200 pounds. 6. Lands of
Cartrongarra, barony of Moydow, county Longford, held in fee simple,
containing 297a. and over, Irish measure; profit rent 43 pounds 4s. 11 1/4
d. Sold to Mr. STEWART for 870 pounds. 7. Two houses in the town of Clones,
nett rental 4 pounds 15s. Sold to Mr. DUDGEON, in trust, for 80 pounds.
The last issue of the Derry Journal contains a letter signed, "A Donegal
National Teacher," referring, amongst other matters, to the fine of 1000 pounds
laid upon the inhabitants of certain unfortunate districts of county Donegal,
at the Letterkenny Presentment Sessions, because some hundreds of Scotch and
English sheep had mysteriously disappeared from the mountains in their vicinity.
On this subject, the writer gives the following startling piece of information:
He says - "The case, I understand, is to be traversed at the next Lifford assizes
and disclosures, perhaps, may be made to prove that hot to us, but to parties less
suspected in this crime chargeable. Our venerable Bishop, the Right Rev. Dr.
McGETTIGAN, has declared, in the presence of more than three hundred persons,
assembled near the Gweedore Hotel, that he had it from trustworthy authority that
400 of these sheep were made away with by their Scotch owners, and that the crime
was thrown at the doors of the Irish."
Sub-Inspector George ABBOTT has arrived in Donegal from Castlebar, and has taken
charge of the Glenties district. Head-Constable John BOYDE has taken charge of
the Donegal station, in place of Mr. Alexander VANCE, retired on a pension of 43
pounds a year. Sir Duncan McGREGOR has ordered four of the senior Constables to
proceed to Dublin to compete for the rank of Head-Constable.
On Tuesday, the 8th ult., his Grace the Archbishop of Tuam officiated at the convent
chapel in Ballinasloe, and received into religion Miss LYNCH, of Strand Hill, as sister
Mary Magdalene Joseph, and two other sisters, Miss HUGHES of Dublin as sister Philomena
and Miss ROCHE of Carlow as sister Magdalene.
July 25th edition
In the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin, lately, Mrs. Amelia ALEXANDER,
the widow of Mr. Leslie ALEXANDER, formerly of Foyle Park, obtained a
verdict for a sum of 1,030 pounds on an I.O.U. dated 1854, against the
nephew of her deceased husband, and the brother and personal representative
of Mr. Leslie ALEXANDER, jun., who also died a couple of years ago, and
by whom the note was passed.
At the Dublin Marine Board, on the 19th ult., Mr. Alfred McFILLEN, a native
of Londonderry, passed his examination for first mate.
August 2nd edition
On Monday, June 29th, as Pat SLATTERY, who resides at Dunbarrow, about
three miles from Nenagh, was on his way home from the town, he was attacked
at the upper end of Pound Street, by three men, who beat him severely.
A grown lad named GLEESON, a fiddler, from Silver Street, Nenagh, was saved
from drowning lately by Mr. Nion TUCKER. GLEESON had gone to bathe, and being
unable to swim took with him a pair of blown bladders, attached to each other
by a piece of cord, which passed under his breast. With these he struck out to
swim, and went on very well for a short time, but his accessories being moved
back from their proper position by the force of the current, his body was
overbalanced and his head brought under water. Fortunately, Mr. TUCKER being near
at hand, and seeing the young man's perilous position, came to his assistance and
At the Dublin Marine Board on the 2nd and 3rd of July, Mr. William McGRATH, a native
of Waterford, passed for only mate; and Mr. Anthony POWER, also of Waterford, for
The following gentlemen compose the County Leitrim Grand Jury: H.L. MONTGOMERY, Esq.,
M.P. (foreman); William JOHNSON; Col. J.J. WHITE; George WHITE; Francis LA TOUCHE; Hugh
O'BEIRNE; John R. DICKSON; Robert COLLINS; Guy LLOYD; Jn. JOHNSTONE; Arthur W.S. BIRCHALL;
William LAWDER; Simon ARMSTRONG; Archibald GODLEY; John KANE; John F. TOTTENHAM; Henry
M. PALMER; Joshua KELL; Francis WALDRON; George R. PEYTON; Francis M. OLPHERTS; George H.
LESTRANGE and Maurice C. MAUDE.
In the case of Abigail SMITH v. James BROWN, an appeal on a decree in favor of the Provincial
Bank for fourty pounds to try whether certain shares in the Cavan Gas Light Company belonged
to said Abigail SMITH or her son Edward, who had transferred them to the defendent. The Judge
decided that the shares belonged to Edward SMITH, and therefore dismissed the decree with costs.
The following are the names of the Grand Jury: Hon. H.A. COLE, M.P. (foreman); George BROOKE;
J.G. PORTER; F.W. BARTON; Wm. ARCHDALL; H.M. RICHARDSON; Simon ARMSTRONG; Paul DANE; Robert
ARCHDALE; John COLLUM; Capel ST. GEORGE; N. ARCHDALE; Thomas DICKSON; James CLARKE; Alexander
NIXON; J.P. HAMILTON; Charles BARTON; Edward IRVINE; G.P. WILLIS; Edward ATTHILL and Henry
William LEARY and Patrick FLANAGAN, who were indicted for having, on the 14th of March last, at
Killycloughy, mutilated several cows, the property of Mark THOMPSON, by cutting off their ears,
The Grand Jury for the Court of Assizes: Fitzstephen FRENCH, Esq. (foreman); Oliver D.J. GRACE,
Esq., M.P.; Sir Gilbert KING; Daniel Henry IRWIN; Patrick O'CONNOR; G. LLOYD, Jnr.; Patrick BALFE;
Charles FRENCH; Richard IRWIN; William J. McLAUGHLIN; John WOULFE FLANAGAN; John IRWIN; Joseph A.
HOLMES; Caleb ROBERTSON; Richard KELLY; Horatio NELSON LAWDER; John JOHNSTON; John ROSS MAHON; William
GARNER; Arthur HUBAND; Oliver ARMSTRONG; Henry M. SMYTHE and Roderick J. HANLY.
The Grand Jury for the Court of Assizes: William W. FITZWILLIAM HUME, M.P. (foreman); Sir George
HODSON; William James WESTBY; Robert F. SAUNDERS; Major Robert A. GUN CUNNINGHAME; John PARNELL;
Edward SYMES BAILEY; Francis SYNGE; George HODSON; George PUTLAND; William Robert LA TOUCHE; Coote
Alexander CARROLL; Richard Wm. WHALEY; James SCOTT; Edward MAHON; Joseph Scott MOORE; Andrew W. BYRNE;
Joseph SALKELD; William COURTENAY; William OWEN; Christopher O'CONNELL; Fitzsimon R. EDWARDS and
August 8th edition
On the 3rd July, a soiree was held in the Presbyterian church, Dunluce,
on which occasion a congratulatory address, accompanied by a purse of
sovereigns, was presented to the pastor, Rev. William OLIVER. Mr. Thomas
BEATH, of Philadelphia, now on a visit to his native parish, presided.
At the recent examinations in Trinity College, Dublin, Mr. William N.
McGINNESS, of Derry, was awarded the first prize in Italian, and obtained
a third prize in the Language and Literature of France. Mr. William
McCONAGHY obtained a prize in Science.
At a meeting held lately in Belfast, it was resolved to raise a sum of
money to defray the expenses of the defence of the Rev. Mr. GAMBLE, of
Castledawson, who, it may be remembered, was arrested at the late election
for the county Derry, and to express for him the sympathy and undiminished
esteem and regard of his friends.
The foundation of a new church has been laid at Mullagh, by the Rev. Mr.
A richly chased silver coffee and tea service, with hot water kettle, has been
presented by the inhabitants of Carrickmacross and its vicinity to Edmund O'BEIRNE,
Esq., late manager of the National Bank, on his removal to Kells branch, in
testimony of their approval of his conduct as an able and zealous officer of that
establishment, and in token of their sincere respect and esteem.
The situation of postmaster of Enniskillen, in the gift of the Treasury, is still
vacant, the appointment of Dr. O'DONNELL not having been confirmed. A memorial of the
townspeople, comprising the gentry, merchants, traders, etc., has been presented in
favor of Mr. William BALL, who has been senior assistant in the office for 22 years.
August 15th edition
On Friday, the 17th ult., Mr. George C. HYNDMAN put up for sale two
farms, named respectively the Battery farm and Kerney Hill farm, situate
in the parish of Glenwherry. Lot 1 contained 29a and over, statute
measure, producing a profit rent of 24 pounds, 8s. 2d. Mr. J.
McCULLAGH was declared the purchaser at 670 pounds. Lot 2 contained 40a
and over, statute measure, and producing a profit rent of 24 pounds. Mr.
SAYERS was declared the purchaser at 600 pounds.
On Tuesday, the 14th ult., two boys from Ballygarvey, near Ballymena, went
to swim off the quay of Portrush, when one of them named BEATTY was drowned.
R.B.B. HOUSTON, D.L., J.P., of Orangefield, died lately in North Wales
from injuries which he received by the upsetting of his carriage, while
on a summer travelling tour.
The following are the names of the grand jurors for county Mayo: Sir R.A.
O'DONNELL, foreman; Valentine O'CONNOR BLAKE; Sir Richard LYNCH BLOSSE; Lord
John BROWNE; Charles LYNCH; Charles STRICKLAND; Francis R. O'GRADY; Colonel
F.A.K. GORE; Capt. Luke BRABAZON; Captain C. KNOX; John NOLAN FERRALL; Thomas
PAGET; Thomas JONES; Thomas RUTLEDGE; Joseph BOURKE; George J. O'MALLEY; Henry
J.H. BROWNE; William SYMES; Edmund H. PERRY; Parsons PEARSE; John C. WALSH; Capt.
Ernest KNOX and John BOLLINGBROKE, Esqrs. The calendar was a light one.
The Rev. James STAUNTON has been appointed curate of Aughrim.
August 22nd edition
Mr. Edward BROWN, of Passage, was recently drowned while sailing a
schooner yacht belonging to his uncle, from Queenstown to Passage.
The vessel was suddenly struck by a squall, which made her go down
stern foremost. Mr. BROWN was the only person lost.
Captain DE COURCY, R.N., Emigration Agent at Cork, has been appointed
to the command of H.B.M.S. Pylades.
At the Petty Sessions of Ballylongford, Thomas EDGEWORTH, one of Mr. MAYNE'S
fishermen, of Ardee, was fined two pounds for using a boat not marked with the owner's
A young girl of the name FARRELL, a resident of Clare Street, Limerick, died suddenly
on Monday, 27th ult., after dancing in a jig-house. What renders this event remarkable
is, that on Monday, she is said to have told her sister that she would be dead that night,
and her prediction ws fulfilled.
A son of Capt. PHAYER, Paymaster of the Depot Battalion, was drowned on Saturday, 25th ult.,
while bathing in the Shannon, near Limerick.
On Sunday, the 26th ult., in (illegible), attached to a public house kept by William CARROLL, in the valley,
Roscrea, a fight occurred between two men named Andrew BYRNE and Michael GLENNO, in which the latter laid hold
of a stone, which he violently threw at BYRNE, but which missed him, and unfortunately struck on the head of a man
named EGAN, who was standing close beside BYRNE, and inflicted a severe fracture on his skull, from the effects of
which the unfortunate man died next day. EGAN who was an industrious and well conducted man, was employed as a ganger
on the railway, and has left a wife and four children, whom he maintained in comfort and respectability, and who are now
thus deprived of their only means of support. GLENNO is in custody.
A ticket-of-leave convict named John DWYER, together with four men and three women, have been arrested for breaking into
and robbing the house of Mr. T. BYRNE in the town of Tipperary.
On the 26th ult, a tenant-farmer named Richard LONERGAN was found dead in bed. On the previous day, the deceased and a number
of others were assisting to draw turf from the mountain for Mr. Samuel CLUTTERBUCK of Kilgrogy; and he, when the business of the
day had terminated, regaled themselves with some porter. In the course of the evening, James AHERN and Richard LONERGAN were placed
in bed drunk; and in the morning the latter was found lying dead in his bed.
On the 25th ult., a man named James HALLORAN of Castle Kyle, went to Clonmel and, it appears, was "pretty hearty" when leaving on his
return home with his horse and car. When he arrived opposite Marlfield gardens, he fell off the car, and the wheel passed over his body.
The injuries the unfortunate man received were of such a fatal character that he only survived until Monday, when he died.
At the last examination for Matriculation in Queen's College, London, Mr. Walter HARRIS, formerly a pupil at the Waterford School, passed
successfully, and was placed in the first division.
The Right Rev. Dr. O'BRIEN, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, lately concluded the visitation of a large portion of his extensive diocese.
He was on Wednesday, 22nd ult., at Ring, the parish of the Rev. John MULLINS, P.P., where he confirmed a great number.
Jane McGREGOR was lately received into the Roman Catholic Church at Dungarvan by the Rev. M. MOONY, and lived but a few days after her reception.
A boy, about nine years of age, was amusing himself fishing on the steps, near Hady's Bridge, Waterford, when he lost his balance and fell into the water.
A young lad named Peter POWER, jumped into the water, and got entangled with the child, and finding the stream, which was running strong was carrying him away,
he managed to save his own life, but could not bring the child with him. His brother, Thomas POWER, foreman
mason at Anderson & Deane's, then plunged in and rescued the child, who had sank twice, and was in a very exhausted state.
On Monday, 27th ult., a man named David BELL, who resided at Ballee, and who had been employed at Leighlamohr bleach green, adjoining Ballymena, was found to have
committed suicide, having suspended himself by the neck with a handkerchief, fastened to a projection in the apartment connected with the engine house in which he was
employed. His rash act is implicated to delirium tremens.
Queen's County -
On the night of the 21st ult., as a young woman named Mary SPELLAN, of Ballyroan, was returning with her little nephew from Maryborough, in an ass's car, both persons
fell asleep, and the ass, as is supposed, had been browsing along the ditches, the car upset, when the young woman was killed. The boy was not hurt, but was found at four
o'clock the following morning asleep near the car by the side of the corpse of his aunt, and it would appear the accident did not even awake him.
September 5th edition
Head Constable PORTER, of the Cork Constabulary, has retired after
28 years service.
Patrick MURPHY, a man in the employ of Sir Thomas TOBIN, in the
Ballincollig Powder Mills, was recently fined ten shillings and a
fortnight's imprisonment for having ignited a match on the sawdust
loft, thereby endangering the lives of all within the building.
On Tuesday, the 4th ult., a man named Charles McCARTHY, employed on
the Great Southern and Western Railway, Cork, was moving some vans in
the tunnel, when he was caught between two of them which came rather
violently together, and his lungs and chest were severely crushed, and
his collar-bone broken. He was taken to the North Infirmary in a
Fifty female paupers are to be sent from the Cork workhouse to the Cape
of Good Hope.
Julia PRENDEVILLE (an unmarried female) and her mother have been committed
to Tralee gaol for the murder of the illegitimate child of the former, whose
body was found floating in a pond on the premises of the Rev. Mr. MAUNSELL,
In the list of officers of the Crimean army whose services during the Russian
war the King of Sardinia has recognised, by conferring upon them the Sardinian
medal, is Lieut. Arthur LEAHY, of the Royal Engineers, a native of Kerry.
A court was held in Tralee on the 1st ult., by the Sheriff, to confiscate (for the
crown), the property of John MURPHY, of Knockanish, an Income Tax Collector, who
abandoned with 700 pounds leaving his sureties in for his defalcation.
Thomas M. USBORNE, Esq., has been declared the purchaser, from the Earl of Cork,
of the extensive estate in Kerry, containing 2,600 acres, situate between Killarney,
Tralee and Listowel. It is a large tract of fine land very favorably situated; the
Killarney and Tralee Railway passes through it.
Mr. Henry KNOX O'GRADY, second son of the late Rev. John De C. O'GRADY, of Knockany,
on the 4th ult., passed his examination at Addiscombe for a cadetship in the East India
The commodious store in Ellen street, Limerick, recently occupied by John QUIN, Esq.,
and the two adjoining, were sold by auction, pursuant to an order of the Court of Chancery.
After a brisk competition, the interest, about 41 pounds annually, was sold to Mr. John QUIN,
for five hundred pounds.
On Sunday, the 9th ult., the Right Rev. Dr. RYAN, R.C.B., and Rev. William BOURKE, P.P., visited
the parish of Rathcahill, where 250 pounds was collected for St. John's new Cathedral, including
forty pounds, a donation of the Rev. Mr. DONOVAN, P.P.
Dudley O'GRADY, youngest son of the late Darby O'GRADY, Esq., of Aghamarta Castle, Co. Cork, has
purchased Mantle Hill and Court Brown, part of the estate of the Right Hon. Earl of Cork, in the West
of county Limerick.
Miss HANLY, a near relative of the late Right Rev. Dr. FORAN, received the white
veil at the Presentation Convent, Lismore, on the 10th ult. Very Rev. Dr. FOGARTY,
P.P., assisted by the Rev. P. MEANY, C.C., Clashmore, officiated. There was a
numerous attendance of priests from the surrounding parishes.
Michael CURRAN, of the parish of Kill, died on the 11th ult., of a fall from a
Mr. Edward COFFEY, Sub-Inspector of police, has taken charge of the Dunmore district.
The Rev. Warden STUBBS, curate of Ballinasloe, has been presented to a valuable living in
The Consistorial Court of Tuam dismissed with costs the case of Miss CUTHBERSTON v. Mr.
John HOGARTY, of Westport Quay, Harbor Master, for using language affecting her moral character.
The Town Commissioners of Tuam have contracted for the erection of a new townhall. Mr. Charles
BLAKE, one of the board, has resigned, owing to what he conceives extravagant expenditures.
A young lad named COCHRANE, aged 13 years, was burned to death in Castlebar on the 6th ult.,
a quantity of rackets which he was carrying in his pocket having ignited.
Michael O'SHAUGHNESSY, Esq., Barrister, county Mayo, has left Dublin for the Continent.
Captain W.W. Fitzjames BARRY, of Glandore, has been appointed resident magistrate at Castlebar.
The Rev. Mr. CURLEY, P.P., has written to the Dublin papers appealing to a generous public to
assist him in completing the new church of Louisburgh, now in course of erection.
Valentine BLAKE, Esq., of Towerhill, in a letter to the Mayo Guardian states that he has
no intention of standing for the county.
The Cavan people have determined to provide themselves with a reading room. A meeting, at
which Mr. James KELLY, provision merchant, presided, was held lately, and resolutions were
then entered into that the Ulster Banking Company be Treasurer, and James FAY, Esq., the
Secretary for carrying out the contemplated object. One pound is to be the annual subscription
of each member, and the room is to be open each day from eight o'clock a.m., to ten p.m.
On the 25th July, a deputation, consisting of the following gentlemen: Martin O'FARRELL,
Edwd. KENNEDY, Francis McCABE, John FAY, Patrick M. FAY, William HAGUE and James O'BRIEN, Esqrs.,
waited on the Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, for the purpose of presenting him, as founder and patron of
the Kilmore Diocesan College, the first installment of books for the library of the college.
Charles P. LESLIE, Esq., has been appointed Lieut.-Colonel of the Monaghan Militia, vice
Lord ROSSMORE resigned.
September 12th edition
Edward Louis McSHEEHY, Esq., M.C., youngest brother of John Thos.
McSHEEHY, Esq., Shannon Lawn, Limerick, has been promoted from the
Staff to be Assistant Surgeon to the 1st Dragoon Guards.
Richard T. SCOTT, late of Robert Street, Limerick, iron merchant,
was drowned on 12th ult., by falling into the River Dodder, at
Fitzwilliam Quay, Dublin. He had passed his examination for a
cadetship in the constabulary and was daily expecting his appointment.
On Thursday night, the 13th ult., the town of Abbeyfeale was splendidly
illuminated, and a large bonfire was erected in the spacious square,
in compliment to William S. O'BRIEN, Esq. The respected gentleman
was drawn in to the town from the residence of Richard ELLIS, Esq.
The immense assemblage were addressed by Mr. O'BRIEN; the surrounding
hills in the counties of Cork and Limerick were in a continued sheet of
flame. Nothing could exceed the enthusiasm of the people on the occasion.
The Right Rev. Dr. RYAN has appointed the Rev. Michael CREAGAN, recently
ordained, to be onrate to the Rev. Richard SCOTT, P.P., of Killeedy, in
room of the Rev. Marcius CLEARY, removed to Askeaton.
At the Newcastle Petty Sessions informations were taken against John O'BRIEN
for stealing four sheep and a lamb from Daniel CUMMANE, and against James MADIGAN
for a felonious assault on Margaret ENRIGHT.
The Right Rev. Dr. WHELAN, during the temporary indisposition of the Right Rev.
Dr. VAUGHAN, confirmed 13,000 children and adults in the diocese of Killaloe within
the last two months.
The Rev. Lawrence BROWN was ordained lately in Nenagh, by the Right Rev. Dr. WHELAN,
and immediately appointed curate to the Right Rev. Dr. VAUGHAN, Bishop of Killaloe.
The Chancellor has appointed Richard P. GOING, of Kilcoran, to the commission of the
peace for the county of Clare.
Major William ARMSTRONG has been appointed deputy lieutenant for the county of Clare,
in the room of James BUTLER, Esq., deceased.
Edward GLEESON was killed on the 13th ult., by falling down a shaft in the Silvermines,
from which he was employed to raise water by means of a windlass.
The mutilated remains of a full grown male infant were discovered in a field close to
the railway line at Tinvoher, near Templemore, on the 15th ult.
A young woman named Margaret CAREY, aged twenty years, a servant in the employment of Mr.
Robert CLARKE, Nenagh, died lately from the effects of a decoction of hemlock, which she
drank in mistake for the solution of some other herb, for the purpose of producing abortion.
From the Banner of Ulster: The number of rural laborers crossing the Channel from this port
in search of employment at the English and Scottish harvest, is much less than it was some years
ago. Indeed, the supply seems smaller than that of last year. The reapers, however, in most
cases, evidently belong to a more comfortable and better class than those who formerly "cut the
hay and corn" for our neighbors on the other side of the water. They are generally stalwart young
men, from Antrim, Down and Armagh, who might obtain plenty of employment at home, but prefer higher
wages elsewhere. A large portion of the harvesters emigrating this season travel by rail from the
inland counties to Dundalk, Newry and Londonderry. Nearly a thousand left the last-named port yesterday,
by the steamer for Glasgow. Fleetwood is also a favorite port of debarkation.
The Professorship of Materia Medica in Belfast College, vacant by the death of Dr. Horatio STEWART,
has been filled by the appointment of Dr. Seaton REID to the chair.
From the "Downpatrick Recorder":
Bad rumors are afloat as to the potato, and unquestionably signs of blight are increasing. The process
of ripening goes on apace. A field of wheat was cut down on Tuesday (11th ult.) near this town. Harvest
will soon be general.
September 19th edition
McNULTY, who was reported to be dead from a gunshot wound by
the hand of Mr. JESSUP, near Arly Cottage, Loughsheelan, is
yet alive and likely to live. He exonerates Mr. JESSUP from
Robert SMYTH, Esq., Portlick Castle, has been appointed a
magistrate for Westmeath County.
On Tuesday, August 25th, a public dinner was given to the Rev.
Justin McCARTHY, P.P., Mallow, on the occasion of his return
from the Continent, as well as to mark the esteem in which he
is held by men of all persuasions, not only within his own parish,
but outside it. Nearly 150 gentlemen sat down to a very substantial
dinner, in the public school-room of Mallow, which was tastefully
decorated with flags and festoons of flowers and foliage. The
chair was taken by James CARMICHAEL, Esq.
A warder named BOWMAN, at Spike Island Convict Prison, is about to
be prosecuted for forgery, for altering the date of a certificate
of his birth, in order to make himself eligible for the situation.
A "gay Lothario" named John GAVIN, who is in his 86th year, was
lately married for the third time, at Modreeny Church, near
Cloughjordan, to a buxom young widow.
Mr. FARRELL, of Glasnevin, has built a handsome monument over the
graves of the late Right Hon. R. L. SHEIL, M.P., and Mrs. SHEIL,
at the cemetery of Long Orchard.
Waterford is about to follow the example of Limerick in the erection
of a statue to the memory of O'CONNELL.
The Rev. Michael O'CONNOR, P.P., Kilgobenet, has collected in his
parishes the magnificent sum of 14 pounds, 14s. 2d., for the little
Sisters of the Poor, Hammersmith, London.
A monument has lately been erected in the Cathedral of Waterford by
Lord CAREW, to the memory of his father, the first Baron CAREW, who
died June 2, 1856, at Castleboro' in County Wexford, aged 69 years.
More rioting took place in Belfast on Sunday, the 23rd ult., arising
out of circumstances somewhat analogous to the street-preaching disturbances
in New York. On the day mentioned, no less than two preachers, Mr.
MATEER and Mr. HARTRICK, made their appearance on the line of quay
extending from the bridge to the Custom House and in the direction of
the steamship sheds. It appears that this thoroughfare is much frequented
by the Catholics of Belfast, going and returning from the Island, a
favorite place of recreation; and the assemblage there of a large body
of the opposite party soon led to a collision which might have resulted
seriously but for the presence of a strong force of constabulary. As it
was, several assaults were committed and three parties were arrested:
Neill COLLINS, Economy Place; Francis McCOURT, Millfield, Catholic; and
Henry GREGORY, Ballymacarrett, Protestant. McCOURT was charged with
encouraging a mob to throw stones in Albert Place, and COLLINS with being
disorderly and assaulting persons unknown in the same locality. Several
complaints were made by Catholics who had been attacked, but the parties
charged were not arrested.
On the 20th ult., the steamer Duke of Cambridge, Captain ROBERTS, on her
passage from Dublin to Belfast, struck on a low rock off Ballywater, in a
heavy fog. Owing to the praiseworthy exertions of the captain and crew she
was got off immediately without having sustained any damage.
The Hon. and Rev. George SPENCER (Father Ignatius) is on a visit at
Castlebar House, the seat of the Earl of Lucan.
Capt. TALBOT, R.M., for four years stationed in county Mayo, has, at his
own request, been transferred to Gort, Galway.
Miss Mary Carolin NAISH, daughter of Carroll NAISH, Esq., of Limerick, made
her final vows and received the black veil at the Convent of Mercy, Athlone, on
the 18th ult. The Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, Bishop of Elphin, presided at the
solemn ceremony, when an affecting and appropriate sermon was preached by the
Rev. Dr. O'BRIEN, of All Hallows Cottage.
Information has been received of the stranding of the ship Lexington, Capt.
DICKSMAN (which left New Orleans on the 9th of July), in Brandon Bay, near Tralee,
on the 25th ult. No hopes are entertained of saving her. The cargo of the
Lexington consists of 1,091 bales of cotton.
The guardians of the Kenmare Union, at the suggestion of their chairman, W.S.
TRENCH, Esq., have made a reduction of twenty pounds a year on Dr. McCARTHY'S
salary, the same off Dr. TAYLOR'S, and ten pounds off Dr. MAYBERRY'S salary, as
dispensary doctor, and ten pounds as poorhouse doctor. Mr. R. MAHONY proposed,
and Mr. HYDE seconded the resolution.
The Rev. John DAY, late Rector of Kenmare, has been promoted to the living of
Mr. E.P. NAGLE has been declared contractor for building a new church at Ahavallin,
Mr. John McCARTHY, assistant clerk of the Listowel Union, has been appointed
Clerk of the Castletown Berehaven Union.
The friends of Mr. John LANE, late of Limerick, Inspector of the local butter market,
will be glad to learn that a letter has been received by his family, announcing his
safe arrival in Sydney, and his appointment to a lucrative official situation in
A man named SHEEDY, of Newcastle, was killed outside Roscrea, by falling from his
horse after leaving the fair of that town.
On the 22nd ult., Mr. John FITZSIMONS, of Tullyfail, was killed by the shaft of a
car entering his right side.
Patrick BYRNE, the well-known Irish harper, is at present stopping at the hospitable
mansion of Sir John MACNEIL, Mountpleasant, where he is always a welcome visitor. We
understand the ancient minstrel has visited the principal watering places in County
Down, and promises to visit his friends again in that county about the end of October.
One of the Russian guns captured at Sebastopol is about to be presented to the city
We are gratified to learn that Mrs. LESLIE, the liberal and benevolent lady who is
owner of the Ballybay estate, has given at Ballybay, for the erection of a Catholic
Church, a most convenient and beautiful site, overlooking the Dundalk and Enniskillen
Railway. It is also pleasing to know that this valuable gift was enhanced by the
spontaneous and friendly manner in which it was bestowed.
On the 22nd ult, two young girls, while bathing on the strand at Castlerock, got into
a sand hole, where they would have been drowned, but for the prompt assistance of Mr.
Alexander McKILLOP, of Newtownlimavady, who happened to be near, and immediately plunged
into the water and with some difficulty rescued both from an untimely end.
September 26th edition
A policeman named COLGAN drowned himself lately in the river Barrow,
near Carlow, while laboring under a fit of temporary insanity.
On the 1st inst., the liberal electors of Drogheda entertained
their representative, James McCANN, to a public dinner in commemoration
of his successful opposition to the petition presented against his return.
During the evening, a splendid silver epergne, with an appropriate
address inscribed on vellum, was presented to Mr. McCANN.
The ship Western Star of Boston, put into Queenstown in a sinking
condition, on the 30th ult., having come into collision with a strange
bark off the old Head of Kinsale, the morning previous, sending her
to the bottom with everyone on board. So sudden was the occurence,
and so dark was it at the time, that the crew of the Western Star
were unable to make out the nationality of the strange bark, but were
confident she was neither British nor American. It is supposed she
was a Genosee vessel.
Patrick CROWE died on the 21st ult., from the effects of coup de soleil,
at Keelaraheen, near Dunmanway.
Mr. HUNTER, late assistant postmaster at Cork, convicted at summer
assizes, 1856, of embezzling two money letters, and sentenced to tow
years' and a half imprisonment, has been discharged from custody by
order of the Lord Lieutenant, owing to ill health.
Head Constable Michael HAYES has been transferred from Buttevant to an
important station in the city of Cork.
Francis LEAHY, Esq., Cork, has paid 4,200 pounds to the local charities,
bequeathed by the late Earl of Cork.
Mr. S. BENNETT, J.P., Blackrock, was robbed in Cork, lately, of a watch
and chain vauled at fifty guineas.
The rioting caused by street preaching on each Sunday, in Belfast, was
continued on the 30th ult., notwithstanding a promise made in one of the
city newspapers that public preaching would be discontinued for the present.
Mr. MATTEER endeavored to hold forth from the steps of the Custom House, but
was obliged to desist, representations having been made to the Chief Constable
of Police of the danger of a riot. Some of the crowd assembled at the Custom
House, hearing that there was to be preaching in Eliza Street, proceeded there,
and found a ranter about to hold forth; but when he saw the crowd approach somewhat
hurriedly, he retreated into a meeting or school house; after which the crowd
were attacked by a number of females, respectably dressed, who carried parasols
in conunction with their tongues, which they used upon the throng, calling them,
"Pound loaning sweeps" and saying it was horrid of them not to hear "the word of
God" on Sunday.
For this year, the direct emigration from Belfast to any part of the Continent
of America, has entirely ceased. It has decreased from year to year, until, at
length, it became almost a nullity, as compared with the local emgration statistics
of former years. It is not, however, to be understood from this, that the actual
emigration from the northern portion of Ireland fell off in the same proportion.
The direct ports of departure for emigrations at present are Liverpool and Greencok;
and to these ports our northern emigrants proceed (passage free) by steamer, to
join their respective ships.
Captain McBRIDE has received 2 pounds 4s. 2d., being a collection from the workers
in the flax spinning mill belonging to Messrs. McCONNELL and KENNEDY, Falls Road,
Belfast, from Mr. John ROBINSON, manager, for the purpose of assisting the poor
people landing on the quays of that city in a most deplorable condition, from England
His Grace the Archbishop of Tuam administered the sacrament of confirmation to over
one thousand persons in the united parishes of Knock and Aughamore, on the 24th and
25th ult. During the time the clergy of the deanery attended, and were hospitably
entertained by the worthy parish priest, the Rev. Eugene COYNE.
The Patron of Murrisk, which has from time immemorial been held on the Monday after
the 28th August in each year, came off at the foot of Croagh Patrick, near the
hospitable residence of the late John C. GARVEY, Esq., and now the residence of his
amiable and accomplished widow. The attendance, as usual, was most numerous, and
everything passed off quietly.
John D. WATERS, Esq., formerly one of the vice guardians of the Ballina Union has,
on the recommendation of James MALLEY, Esq., been appointed Secretary to the Dublin
Mr. SMITH of Drogheda, was accidentally shot, when grouse shooting near Castlebar, on
the 27th ult.
October 3rd edition
Thomas BYRNE, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, has forwarded a subscription of
two shillings to the Rev. Mr. MERCHAN, towards building the new church
The Rev. Patrick NAGLE, C.C., has been removed from Nenagh to Birr.
Mr. Rowan P. CASHELL, who was convicted at the last assizes of Nenagh
of an assault on a man named BRIEN, arising out of a case of disputed
possession of a house, has been liberated from prison by order of the
Lord Lieutenant, on medical certificate as to his extemely delicate
state of health.
Peter MARTIN, late of Coleraine, grocer and leather cutter, has been
A laboring man named Anthony HUEY was killed lately at Edenballymore, by
a bank, beneath which he was working, falling on him.
The privilege of obtaining the usual allotment of bog has been withdrawn
from some tenants on the estate of the Marquis of Waterford in the county
of Derry, the well-understood reason having been the votes recorded by these
tenants at the last election. Mr. Andrew REID, of Clonghan, near Newtownlimavady,
having been placed in this proscribed list, his tenant-right friends throughout
the country voluntarily assembled, a short time ago, and laid down at his
residence as many loads of well-saved turf as will be sufficient for a year's
A fight occurred on the 5th ult., on the road from Coleraine, between J. McALEECE,
Solomon McKEENIM, W. and B. BARR, John SHARKEY, and Robert HALLIDAY, all of Camus,
and Joseph STERLING, Daniel CROW and Joseph DONAGHY. CROW rushed into his father's
house, which was in the vicinity, and, laying hold of a loaded gun, went back to
the scene of the fight and discharged it. The shot took effect on three of the parties,
several piles having been lodged in each. The wounds, however, were not dangerous.
The police arrested CROW, STERLING and DONAGHY, and brought them before Andrew ORR, Esq.,
J.P., who took information against them, and returned the case for trial at the next
October 10th edition
The War in India
List of Killed and Wounded
The following is a list of officers killed and wounded before
Col. YULE, 9th Lancers
Lt. JACKSON, 2nd Fusiliers
Capt. Francis ANDREWS, 60th Rifles
Surgeon MOORE, 60th Rifles
Capt. Edward William John KNOX, 75th Regiment
Lt. Alfred HARRISON, 75th Regiment
Lt. Henry George PARKINS, Horse Artillery
Lt. JACKSON, 2nd Bengal European
Lt. Robert Walter ALEXANDER, 3rd Native Infantry
Lt. Mervyn Archdall HUMPHREYS, 20th Native Infantry
Lt.-Col. Charles CHESTER, 23rd Native Infantry
Capt. Claude William RUSSELL, 54th Native Infantry
Lt. Charles Edward WHEATLEY, 54th Native Infantry
Capt. John Weston DELAMAIN, 56th Native Infantry
Lt. Quintin BATTYE, 56th Native Infantry
Col. BEECHER, Quarter Master General
Col. WELSHMAN, 1st Fusiliers
Capt. JONES, 60th Rifles
Capt. WILLIAMS, 60th Rifles
Killed in Attacking Mutineers at Lucenow:
Lt. Colonel PENNY, 1st Bombay Lancers
Capt. SPOTTLEWOOD, 1st Bombay Lancers
Cornet NEWBERRY, 1st Bombay Lancers
Killed at Agea:
Capt. Edward A. C. D'OYLEY, Artillery
Major JACOB, Artillery
Died from Injuries Received:
Lt. G.D. WILLOUGHBY, Artillery
Ensign Henry George WADHAM SPENS, 31st Native Infantry
The following message is from Capt. HUNGERFORD, dated Monday, 15th
July, to the Bombay government:
"I send lists of escaped and
killed. Escaped: Col. and Mrs. DURAND; Capt. and Mrs. SHAKESPEARE;
Dr. and Mrs. KNAPP; Lt. and Mrs. COBBE; Mrs. ROBERTSON and two
children; Capt. LUDLOW; Col. TRAVERS; Capt. and Mrs. MAHENGER;
Col. STOCKLEY; Mrs. DUTTON; Sgt. and Mrs. MURPHY; Messrs. H.
HAMMOND, WILLIAMS and SHIELDS; Messers. MARTIN, COLLINS, O'BRIEN,
GALLOWAY, NORRIS, TINLEY, FARRELL, MORAN, BEAUVAIS and CROWLEY;
Lt. WATERMAN and Dr. THOMPSON. Thirty-four bodies of men, women
and children were buried and four of which have been recognized:
Mrs. BEAUVAIS; Mrs. CRAWLEY; a young child; Mr. and Mrs. NOVIS;
Mr. and Mrs. MACBETH and five children; Mr. McMAHON; two PARSEES,
relatives of Merwanjae; MR. PAYNE; MR. ALPHONSO; Mr. and Mrs.
BUTLER and son; Mr. BROOK; Mr. AVERY and wife; and Mr. BONE and
wife. The remaining bodies could not be recognised.
The following is a list of Europeans who arrived at Hoo-hingsbad from
Angeer, on the 15th July, 1857: Major MACPHERSON, Lt. RYALL and Dr
?LUIPANT, 3rd Gwailor, Infantry; Capt. CARTER, Lt. MacDOUGALL and Dr.
WILSON, 5th Gwailor, Infantry; Lt. LEMARCHAND, Bengal Artillery; Mrs.
LEMARCHAND and four children; Mrs. HEYMAN and Miss ?EVINAN; Mrs.
HARRISON (wife of Capt. HARRISON, Gwailor Cavalry) and three children;
arrived two days before with some telegraphs signallers; Mrs. BUOITON
and child; two overseers - WATTS and WAKEFIELD; the wife and mother of
WATTS and three children. In all twenty-seven.
Of the Angeer party, Dr. and Mrs. JAMES and Lt. O'DOWDA were murdered."
The Bombay Gazette published the following as the list of
persons connected with the East India Company's Service who
were killed during the revolt:
Engineers: Capt. Edward FRASER; Lt. James John McLOUD INNES
1st Light Cav.: Brevet Major Alfred HARRIS
2nd Light Cav.: Lt. QUIN; Veterinary Surgeon George CHALWINN
3rd Light Cav.: Lt. McNABB; Veterinary Surgeons John PHILIPS and
Charles John DAWSON
4th Light Cav.: Lt. Charles John HUNT
7th Light Cav.: Cornet RALEIGH
1st Native Inf.: Lt. Henry Sidney SMITH; Lt. Frederick REDMAN and
Ensign J.C. SUPPTE
6th Native Inf.: Capt. John PLUNKETT; Lt. Robert STEWART; Lt.
George Harry HAWES; Ensign SCOTT; Ensign CHEEK; Ensign DODD, Ensign
SMITH; Ensign WAY and Ensign MUNRO (doubtful)
7th Native Inf.: Capt. Frederick PROCTOR BAILEY
10th Native Inf.: Major Wm. LINDSAY
11th Native Inf.: Lt.-Col. John FINNIS
13th Native Inf.: Lt. Edward William BARWELL
17th Native Inf.: Lt. Percy George HUTCHINSON
18th Native Inf.: Major Henry Edward PEARSON; Capt. Taylor CAMPBELL
RICHARDSON; Capt. Hugh VANS HAWTHORN; Lt. James YOUNG GOWAN; Lt.
Henry ROSS STEWART and Ensign John Charles DYSON
19th Native Inf.: Lt. Sir Robert Norman LESLIE, Bart.
20th Native Inf.: Capt. Donald MacDONALD; Capt. John Henry George
TAYLOR; Lt. David Henry HENDERSON; Lt. George Douglas BARBOR and
Lt. Wm. PATTLE
21st Native Inf.: Lt. Francis WALKER BRODIE
22nd Native Inf.: Lt.-Col. Philip GOLDNEW; Major Arthur Samuel
MILLS and Lt. Arthur BRIGHT
23rd Native Inf.: Lt.-Col. John PLATT and Lt. James FAGAN
25th Native Inf.: Ensign HAYTER
27th Native Inf.: Capt. George Thomas GOWEN
28th Native Inf.: Capt. Henry John GUISE
31st Native Inf.: Capt. Thomas Charles BIRCH
32nd Native Inf.: Capt. Charles Robert George DOUGLAS
36th Native Inf.: Lt. Frederick John Salmon BAGSHAW
38th Native Inf.: Lt. Thomas Wollams HOLLAND and Lt. Arthur GIBBINGS
39th Native Inf.: Lt. Archibald PROCTOR
41st Native Inf.: Brigadier Alexander JACK
44th Native Inf.: Lt. John SMITH
46th Native Inf.: Capt. W. Louis Meeheim BISHOP
48th Native Inf.: Major General Sir Hugh M. WHEELER, C.B. and
Lt. Gilbert Ironside HAS