Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, January 23, 1850
ATTACK ON A FARM HOUSE - On the 7th inst., the house of a farmer named
Conway, residing near Roscrea, was attacked, the windows broken and a shot fired
in through them. The supposed cause of the outrage is that Conway had taken some
land from which tenants had been ejected.--Nenagh Guardian.
AMAZONIAN CONFLICT - As the Widow Laden, of Artrasna, near Lissadell, was
leaving this town, about a week since, on her return from the market on a cart
with her son, a small boy about 12 years of age, when near Tullyhill a man
overtook her and insisted on getting on the cart. She, fearing he purposed
robbing her, opposed him, and when he endeavoured to get on the cart, whether
she would or not, she threw him off; he then attacked her with a stick, which,
she wrested from him, and turning his own weapon against himself, effectually
succeeded in preventing him from getting upon the cart. She then belaboured the
horse with hearty good will with the stick, which turned out to be a formidable
cane sword, and left the fellow far behind in a few minutes. He has not since
been heard of. -- Sligo Guardian.
COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH
The Queen, at the prosecution of John Jardine, v. F.W. Conway, Esq.,
proprietor of the Evening Post.
Mr. Whiteside, Q.C., (with whom was Mr. Napier, Q.C.,) applied for a conditional
order for a criminal information against Mr. Conway, for publishing certain
documents and articles in the Evening Post newspaper, of which he was the
registered proprietor. he moved on the affidavit of the applicant, who deposed
at great length to the facts connected with the procession, &c., of Orangemen,
which took place at Dolly's Brae, in the month of July last, and stated the he
believed it was the intention of the government to prosecute him, at the next
assizes for the county of Down for joining that procession , and that certain
publications, which appeared in the Evening Post, viz., Mr. Berwick's report of
the inquiry at Castlewellan, Mr. Redington's letter relative to the dismissal of
Lord Roden and the Messrs. Beers, together with various leading articles, were
calculated to prejudice him upon his trial, as the newspaper in question was
extensively circulated in the north of Ireland.
The Court granted the conditional order.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News