Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, Sept 26, 1849
NAVAL COURT MARTIAL AT PLYMOUTH
The inquiry into the conduct of Commander Pitman, of her Majesty's ship
Childers, terminated on Wednesday last, after continuing 12 days. The following
is the result:-
The Judge Advocate read the decision of the court on the following charges:
"General cruelty from the 4th September, 1848, until the 20th May, 1849;
and for false statements in the log of her Majesty's ship Childers on the 9th
day of October, 1848. General cruelty and oppression during the period
commencing the 4th September, 1846, and ending the 20th May, 1849. False
expenditure of stores, viz., a hammock cloth represented to have been washed
away on the 14th October, 1836; and a main-top sail to have been lost on the 9th
October, 1848. False statements in the log book of her Majesty's ship Childers,
from Sept., 1846 to 28th May, 1840."
"The Court having heard the evidence in support of the charges, as well as
what the prisoner has offered in his behalf, and very maturely and deliberately
weighted and considered the same, is opinion that the charges of general cruelty
and oppression has been in part proved against the prisoner, Commander J.C.
Pitman; and the court is further of opinion that the charge of false
expenditures in stores and the charge of false statements in the log book of her
Majesty's ship Childers, have been proved against the prisoner Commander J.C.
Pitman to be dismissed from her Majesty's service."
The court then broke up.
The non-commissioned officers of the 3d Buffs entertained to a farewell
dinner the non-commissioned officers of the King's Dragoon Guards, stationed in
this garrison who left on Thursday, for head quarters at Caher.--Limerick
Intelligence has been received from the service companies of the 59th
Regt., which were embarked at Cork for Hong Kong, that cholera had broken out in
the ships conveying them to their destination; a number of the men had died.
Quartermaster M'Donald fell a victim to the malady. When the disease first
appeared they were about fourteen bays sail from Rio Janeiro into which they
intended to put.
An English contractor of large capital has undertaken to complete the whole
line of Railway from Tipperary to Waterford, for the Waterford and Tipperary
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News