Antrim.— A very lepreseotative meeting of the Glenravel League wr« recently held in the Leae-je room, Craisdunloof . Charles Carev presided. The chairman pointed out the character of Mr. Balfour'e Land Purchase Bill, and empirically condemned it as a sample of the worst legislation yet forced on the Irish tenant
Carlow.-J. J. Clancv, M P., has consented to lav the foundation stone of the memorial to the martyrs if '98 at Carlow Graigue, and deliver a lecture in aid of the funds of the committee. Cavan.— The Marquis of Headfort sued for at Virginia Sessions and obtained decrees for the pos-es-ion of the lands of Bdenburt, held by Patrick and James Donohue. The magistrates who adjudicated were Removable Crotiy and Messrs. Lynch and Smith, ordinary justices.
The following resolutions were passed at a meeting of Kill National League, Peter Murtha presiding :— That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Bernard Mcßrien, deceased, a patriotic and efficient member of this committee ; that we condemn the harsh and tyrannical actioa of R. Burrows, Stradone Housa, in serving his tenants with processes for a half-year's rent merely three days due. James Fay is secretary of this branch.
Clare.— At the Presentment Sessions recently held in Ennis an application from the receiver of constabulary for £2 742 half the expense of the extra police in the o0o 0U nty Clare'for the half-year was considered. The chairman, J. T. V. Fitz ?e rald, said it was most unjust. A. proposal to throw out the presentment was lost and the ratepayers are in fact robbed of this "great sum to pay for a useless police force. "
™ xi. U^ ent IDfluential meeting of the inhabitants of Kilrush, Father White presiding:, the following resolutions were adopted •- That we, the priests and people of Kilrash, in public meeting assembled, remembering with affection and regard the many and great services rendered to faith and fatherland by our late reverend pastor, Very Rev. Dr. Dinan, do take steps to perpetuate his memory in a suitable manner. Mr. Kelly proposed and H. R. Glynn seconded the annexed resolution -.-That, with a view to putting into efL-ct the foregoing resolution, we unanimously agree that an altar to his memory be erected as the most fitting memorial.
Cork.— A successful mission was recently concluded in Mitchelbtown, whicu was conductel by Fathers Hayden and Forrestal, S.J., Dublin. Several hundreds took the temperance ani total abstinence pledges.
The melancholy and unusual spectacle of the remains of two priests together in a chuich was presented to the people of Bandon recently. The obsequies of the Rev. Edward Butler and of the Rev. D. Crowley took place in the pans') church. Both these young clergymen were class-fellows in college, and both were in the first year of their ministry Father Butler died at his father's residence, near Bandon, and Father Crowley, who also belonged to that neighbourhood, died at the Diocesan College, Farran Ferris, on the cntekirts of Cork.
A fishiDg-smack belonging to Cape Clear has been placed under arrest by the coastguards at Baltimore on a charge nf smuggling. For the past few years a Dutch vessel, or, as she is commonly'c tiled" " the Coper vessel," comes oti this coast during the fishmsj teas^ bringing with her a supply of goods which she s-^s to the fishermen at a very much reduced figure. Ab the " shop ' is anchored very fir out to sea, the English author! les dare noi interfere with hei. The ''Coper" has a very varied sock-in-trade. having tobacco, cigars, Florida water, brandiep, «in, and wearing app?rel, all of which are offered at a very 1 educed figure, save the risk incurred by the buyer A very sharp watch is kept, and, < n Chief-Officer Betts ahd his men overhauling the smack under arrest, tbey found on board some ten gallons of spirits, in addition to cigars, etc. Pending the result of the trial of the skipper and crew, they have Uken charge of her.
Donegal.— Sixteen GweeJore peasants were summoned recently before a Crimes Act Court at Bunbeg, charged with not and unlawful assembly. Sixty extra police were drafted in. ttev, James McPadden handed in a telegram from Mr. O'Doherty, M.P., asking an adjournment for a week. Mr. Hamilton, ti M , declined to lecognise Father McFadden's legal right to appear in the case. Father McFadden refused to interfere further, and kft the courr. Subsequently the application was granted.
Down.- It is stated that Lord Kilmorey is about selling his estate in this county, the ren^a 1 . of which is £15,000 a year, 10 his tenants, under Lord Ashbcurne's Act. Messrs. Hunter, Moore, and Bennet Tljompeon are the solicitors having c image of the sale. A large bteamer was recently wrecked and seven lives lo«t on Butter Pladdy bhoal. The weather was fine at the time <_f the accident. Butter Pladdy is a shoal lying about eight cable lengths from Kearney Point, on the mainland of the Peninsula of the Ards and also about ]£ miles fiom Tara Bay. At a meeting of the Carpenters and Joiners Society held in Newry recently it was decided to ask the master builders for an increase of three shillings per week from June 1. John Bailie and William Montgomery were app^in'ed to wait on the master builders and report their decision. Accordingly the deputation interviewed the builders, who consentei to give the increase, thus averting a strike and much unpleasantness.
Dublin.— A meeting of the friends of the late manager of United Ireland, M. A. Whelan, was held in the offices of United Ireland. The object of the meeting was to initiate a fund for the wife and children of the deceased. William O'Brien occupied the chair. The attendance was very large, and a sum of £200 was subscribed on the spot.
The trouble on the Great Southern and Western Railway has not been finally 6ettled, and the course pursued by the company's
officials is not calculated to assist that object. Mr. Kelly, fie secretary of the Kingsbridge branch of the AmalgHmated Society of Railway Servants, and Michael Byrne, head porter, were suspended from work on the ground, as stated to them by the station master nt Kingsbridge, of having been absent from duty Without leave. Tnia wi 1 probably open up a new aspect of the misunderstanding. The Fan-Celtic Society met at 12 Nassau stree\ Dublio. Present — L B. O' Carroll (in the chair). Mis* s Sigerson, Tynan, and Dickson; Mews. Doherty, McOoli, Fagan, MacDermott, Magennis, D n< rauid O'Djibhue, and Donovau. ~ The original contributions read weie "A Legend of King Guaire," by the ShaDachie, and "The Families of D .negal," by W. J Doherty. B. Majrenms proposed the following nsolution, which was beconded by P. J. McCall, and carried unanimously :— That this society place on record its deep regret at the deatb of the harned and reapecte 1 president of the Cork Queen's College, Prof. W. K. Sullivan, whose services in the cause of Celtic literature and r,f Irish industries ought lon<* remain a bright example to his fellow-country men.
Fermanagh. — Many former and present residents in famed Uosslea will regrjt to learn of tho death'of Tnomis McK>;on, who kept the inn there for fully half a century. Ha was one cf Dan O'Connell's volunteers, and suffered for his loyalty to the Irish cause. The Land League meetings were held in his dwelling. His deatb took place on April 17 at 46 Oakland Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, where his daughter, Mrs. Ellen Clarke, resides.
Galway.— Sir Henry Grattan Ballew has engaged the Bervices of an eminent mining engineer to investigate a portion of the county where coal 19 supposed to exist.
Kerry.— At a meating of Listowel League, MJ. Gilligan in the chair, the following resolution was passed '.—That we look with extieme satisfaction upon the dismissal of George Sands of Listowel from the magistracy of County Eeny. The prosecution of the mackerel fishery by the smacks which have their rendezvous in Valentia Harbour has been attended with great success. The smacks returned to the harbour recently with takes varying from 1800 to 8000. which they captured in the vicinity of Skelligs Eock.
Kildare.— The amount to be expended by the Government in Ireland on the erection of new military barracks is £857,000, of which the Curragh, for lebuilding of Urge camp, will get £420,000. The police recently visited the houte of John Fullam, in Clongorey, for the arrest of whose son they held a warrant. The evening before Mrs. Fullam gave birth fo a son, and when the police came 10 the room in which she lay they were informed that the woman was only after bein? confined. •' We know all about it," said the sergeaut, and forced his way into the room. They searched the bed in which the poor woman lay with her mfant.
The Archbishop of Dublin held a visitation at Athy, and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 350 children, and subsequently accepted an invitation by the Christian brothers of Athy to visit their excellent school. An address was here presented to the Archbishop on the part of the pupils, and in reply he delivered a very important and eloq-ieut address on the anomalies of the National education system, and the injustice which the present regulations entail upon the Christian Brothers' schools, and to the cause of Cathoac teaching generally.
Kilkenny.— A branch of the Total Abstinence Association was recently inaugurated in Comer. The number who received the pltdge was about 700, while on the day of the Bishop's visitation there were about 500 juveniles enrolled. Thi9 leives about 1,200 total abstainers in the parish, and it is expected that the number on the roll will be considerably augmented at a future meeting. Tr.e Koy.l Society of Antiquaries, formerly the Koyal Historical and Archaeological Society of Ireland, held a general meeting in the town hall. Kilkenny. There was a large attendance, including Loid James Butler, president of the Society. Several vtry interesting originul essays on ancient structures were read, and visits paid to historic ruins in the neighbourhood of the marble city.
L,imerick.— Henry Nash, of Ballycullen, near Bruff, wasdiscovered in the river with two wounds in his throat, beatb, however,was caused by drowning. From the evidence given at the icqnest it appears that the unfortunate man's mind became unsettled on the receipt of a letter, signed by Mebsrs. Vandeleur and Townsend, warning the deceased that legal proceedings would be taken against him if his ient was not paid at once. The jury agreed upon the point of temporary insanity.
Longford.— Bally macormack branch of the National League met recemly, Joseph Egan presiding. The attendance was large. Great interest was manifested in toe proceedings, several persons being present seeking the branch's permission to take a farm from which John Derreen, tf Cloukeen, who is now in America, had been evicted. The Gough estate 1a now being sold, and the branch resolved to communicate with Derreen, so that he may either voluntarily b;stow his right on somebody or make arrangements to be recompensed by the next tenant. D. Farrell is secretary to this branch.
Mayo.— A greit number of people look the pledge from Right Rev. Doctor Lyster in BaDaghadereen recently. Sixty carts were employed in bringing slates to the famous old shrine, Balhntubber Abbey. The owners hailed fn.m the histoiic ground of Ballintubber and the picturesque region of Kilawalla — a jolty and spirited-looking gathering of Irishmen they were. Meath.— TheUniocßof Drogheda, Kells, Navan, Dunshaughlin and Trim have become associated in the opening of an industrial institution for giving the children of the Unions an industrial training, and at the same time removing them from the demoralising influences of tho workhouse. For this good purpose the Trim Gaol has been, at a cost of £2000, transformed from a grim pile of masonry, with barred windows and gloomy cells, into a home for hundreds of youths. At the top, undi-r the massive dome, the chapel will be situated. This appartment, which is already fitted with an altar, i
fetched by spiral stone stairs, running np the centre and ending level with the floor of the chapel. From its windows the view is very eitenfiye and charming. It includes a glimpse of several counties, while close by are the ivy -clad ruins of King John's Castle and the historic Boyne as it winds it way slowly through the rich meadow lands of Meath. *v .Monagliail.— The Dublin Gazette, issued recently, states that the National League has been suppressed in the barony of Farney and jn several parishes in the barony of Cremorne, County Monaghan. Ihe people m tbe districts mentioned are going to prore that the •National League is not suppressed, save in the eyes of Mr. Balfour The fact that several personsare grazing tbe lands from which Mr Fee was evicted was discussed at Inniskeen National meeting recently and the following resolution unanimously adopted -."That we,the members of the Inniskeen branch, pledge themselves to adopt every legal means a tour disposal tocarry out the resolution passed in, re the grazing of the lands of Rockaavage, and that we appeal to the Nationalists of Inniskeen to co-operate with us in giving effect to said resolution." The conduct of Messrs. Taate, Burns, Smith, Finnegan, Courtney, Klike, Dardis, Shevelin, Farnen.McEneney, McCabe, McMahon, and Connolly in sending their cattle to Rocksavage is deemed most reprehensible and deserving of unqualified censure. t v Q l J ecMf 8 County,— A special meeting of the Camross labour League Committee was held at Crannagh— J. Fitzpatrick in the chair. Other members present— D. Phelan, John Fitzpatrick, M. Kivanagb, W. Atkinson, L. Kavanagb, and J. Flynn. The following leiolution was passed :— That we again reiterate our condemnation of the arbitrary conduct of John Colclougb, of Knockacollar, who has obtained a decree of eviction against Michael Phelan, of the Vjuarry, and we call upon the National League of Mountrath to take notice of the conduct of some mean publicans and shop-keepers residing in that town, who are still doing business with the two Lugzaennan " plants." °
Slig;©.— The Achonry Leaguers at a recent meeting condemned the lllega' sentence passed on Mr. Macauley, of the Sligo Champion. The paper always upheld the National cause. A table kmle, nine inches long, was swallowed some time ago by a cow belonging to John McSharry , and recently it came out through her Bide. 5
Great efforts are being made to establish the spinning and weaving of flax in Sligo, in which Vernon Cochrane is taking a deep interest. 5 F
The Siigo branch of the League at last meeting arranged to have a torch- light procession and the town illuminated on the "criminal " McHugh s release.
TTipperary.— Archbishop Croke recently was the obiect of a remarkable demonstration in his honour. When on his way to the parish church at Upperchurch to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation, he was met by a body of teetotalers of the parish, fine, Btalwart Tipperary men, decorated with temperance badges, who formed themselves into line, four abreast, and, with splendid military beariDg, escorted him to the church. The Archbishop, who in his address dwelt at some length on the pleasing incident or the day, said that allhough his visits to the good people of Upperchurch in past years gave occasion to memorable demonstrations, both religious and patriotic, no demonstration of the past was more gratifying to him than the one ac had received that .lay from the splendid phalanx of teetotalers around him. He administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 200 children, all of whom took the temperance pledge
"Wexford.— John Kelly, Coolgreany estate, has been served With a writ at the suit of his landlord for an injunction to restrain him from erecting or keeping erected any dwelling-houses or buildings on his holding. These dwellings were erected for ihe evicted tenants. At the recent Monamolin National League meeting the following statement *vas made :— Things are much the same as usual in this district. The Tompkins are holding fast to court. The Johnsons are still in possession of Mordaunt's farm in Cullentra. Gibson is holding on to the Skinew evicted farms, assisted by some grass-grab-bers a D d his emergency gang. The Mounthoward evicted farms are fast returning to the original prairie state under the careful superintendence of the emergpney-men. "WiCltlow.— There has not been for years a better prospect for good crops as at present about Shillelagh and the West of Wicklow. The meadows are excellent, grain crops are looking very well and the potato crops are very favourable. ' The last fair of Arklowwas a really good one. All kinds of cattle sold well, but the price of pigs was not encouraging. Toere was a large force of police present, but there were only four persons shadowed during the day— Peter McCarthy, William Doyle, Patrick Green, and John Byan. From early in the morning tbe police kept close to them and saw them out of the town in the evening
MyebsJakd Co., Dentists, Octagon, corner of George street. They guarantee highest class work at moderate fees. Their artificial teeth gives general satisfaction, and the fact of them supplying a temporary denture while the gums are healing does away with the inconvenience of being months without teeth. They manufacture a single artificial tooth for Ten Shillings, and sets equally moderate The administration of nitrous oxide gas is also a great boon to thoße needing the extraction of a tooth. Read — .[advt.} PriDce Bismarck's declaration that the discontent of capitalists is much greater than the discontent of workiogmen reads curiously in connection with a little story now being told of Herr Krupp.— Herr Krupp, with whose name the ex-Chancellor may be familiar lately received a letter warning him that his works would be burned down. He thereupon called his workmen together and informed them that if his works were burned down he should not rebuild them but retire on his fortune. Ihe works are still standing. This does not look like discontent, but Prince Bismarck may know best.
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Irish News., New Zealand Tablet, Volume XVIII, Issue 16, 15 August 1890
Irish News. New Zealand Tablet, Volume XVIII, Issue 16, 15 August 1890
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