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Irish News.

(From contemporaries.) Antrim.— THE LORD BISHOP.— Most Rev Dr Henry has been appointed a governor of the Belfast District Lunatic Asylum.

Armajfh.-ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL.— St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, has been improved by the addition of two magnificent Munich stained glaas windows in the south transept. These are the gifts of Miss Elizabeth M'Ginity, and Miss Hoy,

Cork.— A MUNIFICENT DONATION.-The Very Rev Canon Hutch, Midleton, has jast received from the Right Hon Mr Justice O'Brien tbe sum of £100 for the fund in aid of tbe Midleton new cbnrch. Judge O'Brien is a native of Midleton. The church building fund now amounts to over £8,000.

Down.— THE CROPS BAD.— The flax crop in the neighbourhood of Rathfnland has been a total failure, and it being the staple article of industry in tbe district, the result is rninons to many farmers. The oats crop is not more than half the average yield, and prices for all commodities are at a very low ebb. The outlook for the season ia worse than in 1879.

Dublin.— FlßST IRISH NEWSPAPER —In Ireland, as far back as the middlt of the seventeenth century, a printed news-sheet was sold, called the Warranted Tidings from Ireland, but the first regularly established journal in thatcountry was abont the year 1700, when Pue's Occurrences appeared in the Irish capital, and existed for more than half a century.

BOGUS CLERGYMEN IN DDBLIN — Two bogus clergymen juat sentenced by tbe Lord Chief Baron in Green Street had both been gailty, quite independent of each other, of the same peculiar and pernicious form of swindling. Tney bad both assumed tbe role of clergyman for the purpose. In boh cases, too His Lordship felt constrained to pay a high compliment to the ability and education that had been so shamefully abused. Frederick C. Edwards, the first bogus clergyman sentenced, bud annexed, on his own confession., a harmonium, a book-case, anda sit of clerical clothes in his assumed capacity. The latest exploits of Samuel J. B. Stanhope was accumulating, without pa j meat, an immense quantity of such unnegotiable property as eggg, butter and milk in the assumed capacity of a wholesale dairyman. Bat he was Ires 1 ! from a term of penal servitude obtained by prior frauds as a bogus clergyman. The two swit diers got sentences practically of three years' penal servitude from tbe Chief Baron Of Edwards His Lordship said the prisoner was evidently a man of marked intelligence and ability. So Stanhope he paid a still higher compliment. The prisoner (be said) was a man of great intelligence, and would probably have succeeded in the world if he had devoted bis energies in other directions.

Galway.- THREATENED EVICTION OF A PRIEST.— •Considerable commotion was created lately in the little villsge, of Milltown, County Galway, by the expected eviction of the Rev Martin Oolleran, CO. Two years ago Father Colleran entered into possession of the house wber the curate of Milltown has been accustomed to reside for many years past and the small plot of land attached. He obtained possession from Mr Michael Quinn. Subsequently a dispute arose between Mr Qainn and Messrs Martin aod Farrell M'Donnell, of Dunmore, as to who was entitled to receive the tent, Mr Quinn, on the one haad, and the Messrs M'Donnull, on the othar, claiming that privilege. Dltima'ely, however, Mr Firrell M'Donnell wrote to Father Colleran, stating that Mr Qainn bad given up his claim in the matter. After some time it was agreed by Father Colleran anl Mr M'DonUd that the question of the rent to be p«id by Father Colleran should be fixed by arbitration. Father Colleen chose the Rev Mark Eaglestpn, P.P., as arbitrator, Hud Mr M'Doanell selected Mr Jamee M'Donagh, ©f Dunmore. While the n< gotiations wire in progress Mr M'Donagh stated that he had rec ived a communication from Mr M'Donnell that be would only allow the arbitators to fix a rent for an eleven months' tenure. Father Eaglet >n thereupon withdrew from tbe case, and Father Colleran express d his determination to consent to occupy the premises in n> other capacity than that of a yearly Ateaant, Eviction proceedings were subsequently instituted against Father Colleran, and a decree was obtained, A large number of sympathising parishioners assembled at Father Oolleran's residence, and entered on the work of aig^ing a d removing his potatoes, and caiting away his bay and turf. Before tbe work was com-

pleted, however, it transpired that the eviction had been abandoned, at all events fcr the present. Before the people departed from their home?, Father Colleran briefly addressed them, and ex pi eased his willingness to leave the question to the arbitration of any honest man. The Rev Patrick McAlpine, P.P., Ballindite, also addressed the people. The Hey John lO'Malley, C.C., Duumore, wbb aho present.

AGITATION AT NORTH ARROW.— The people of North Arrow are agitating to have the present useless pier extended or a new pier constructed to meet the requirements of the growing traffic and shelter the fishermen '• boats.

Kerry,— A. TEBRIBLE OCCURRENCE. — Maiy Dwyer, twenty- three years old, living at Causeway, near LiseltoD, was filling a lamp when some of the oil ovei flowed on her clothes. Her dresa got ignited and she was enveloped in names, t-he rushed out into the fields, and there being nobody present to give assistance, she was literally burned alive.

Limerick.— ST BRENDAN'S VOYAGE TO AMERICA NOT A MERE LEGEND.— "A representative of the Limerick Chronicle has had an interview with Robert McCallum, a seafaring young man, tbe hero of an adventure. McCallum iB a very intelligent fallow, 20 years of age, and a native of Dundee. A wager of 2000 idols, offered by Richard J. Fox, proprietor of the Police Gazette of New Yoik, led McCallum to make arrangements for crossing the Atlantic to Qaeenstown in a boat which he built for himself at a cost of £90. Its dimensions were 19 feet keel, 22 feet over all, 5 feet beam, and 3 feet 4 inches in depth. Toe craft seems to have been something like a small river sailing boat. There was just a little place one could sit, and all around him was covered in. He took with him sixty days' provision?, which would have been ample to supply him for tbe voyage, and also a barrel of fresh water. He left New York on the 13ih of June, striking out for the Gulf Stream, instead of bugging the shore. His departure was witnessed by a great concourse of people and, once on hia way, be never came within three hundred miles of land. When some thirty-nine days out, and when nearly two thousand miles had been traversed, the frail little craft was almost overturned by a big wave. Tbe anchor was carried away, and she lay on her side for over four hours, her sail being almost on a level with the water, Fortunately another wave struck her on tbe opposite side and rigbt6d her once more. In the partial upsetting of the boat the fresh witer cask disappeared, and the poor fellow remained for two days without water. He decided to run his boat in the direction of Newfoundland, in the tope of falling in with a fishing smack but after some time be Mghted the sbip '■ Stalworth," of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, on which he was taken on board. His privation was thus ended, but be had to abandon his expedition, as when he was gow.g alongside, his little boat was lifted up by tbe sea and smashed to pieces. Gttting on board the Nova Sco ia steamer, he was taken cfE to Buenos Ayres, where he arrived after a mon'h's passage, and there be shipped in the steamer "Arabian Prince" for Limerick."

laonaghan.— SlTE FOR TOWN CHURCH.— For some time Bisbop Owent-, of Clogher, has been looking for a suitable site for a town church in Mon^gnan. Lord Rosemore has iffered him any sight that he might choose.

Waterford.— A SAD FATE.— The body of an uuknown sailor was washed ashore at Llanelly. All the clothes, except the trousers, were off. On the wrist of one hand was a tattooed bracelet of diamonds, aud a rosary, indicating that dece.sed was a Catholic, was found in his trousers pocket. The trousers buttons were stamped " Robinson and Ledlie, Waterford." It was supposed that the deceased was one of the crew of the ill-fated scboouer Zoo, of Waterford, whicb was wrecked ne>r Mumbles.

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New Zealand Tablet, New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXIII, Issue 40, 31 January 1896

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Irish News. New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXIII, Issue 40, 31 January 1896

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