!! Connaught Journal; Mar 8, 1824
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, March 8, 1824
In 1487, a dreadful war was carried on in Ulster, between the Chieftain
O'Neal and the neighbouring Chieftain Tyrconnell. This war had nothing more
considerable for its immediate cause, than the pride of O'Neal who demanded that
his enemy should recognize his authority, by paying tribute. The laconic style
in which it was made and rejected would not have disgraced a nobler contest:-
"Send me tribute, or else-"
was the message of O'Neal. To which was returned, with the same princely
"I owe you none, and if-"
MR CLINCH AND THE ANTIDOTE.
Police Office, College-street- An interesting case came on before the
Magistrates of this Office yesterday, the facts of which were shortly as
follows: A complaint was preferred by Mr. David Lithgow, M.D. against Laurence
Clinch, Esq. It appeared that Mr. Clinch had called upon Mr. Lithgow, at his
house in French-street, for the purpose of ascertaining whether an extremely
offensive and personal pointed paragraph in the last number of The Antidote was
written by him, and, if not, by himself, whether he would give up the author?
Mr. Lithgow declined giving any kind of satisfaction, on which he was instantly
satisfied with several blows of a stick. A summons was subsequently issued from
the office for the assault; and the parties having attended, Mr. Lithgow
preferred his complaint. Mr. Clinch having been called on to reply, briefly,
candidly, and determinedly admitted the charge, without expressing the least
regret for the course he had taken. He declared that he would make no
concession. The consequence was, that informations were taken against Mr. Clinch
and he entered into bail to abide his trial before the Recorder.--Freeman's
STATE OF THE COUNTRY.
It is quite foolish to pretend as the Orange Prints have still the
confidence to do, that Munster is not subsiding into tranquility. The last
papers from the South do not supply a single paragraph in the way of facts,
which we should deem it necessary to transcribe. That terrible insurrection act
appears, at length, effectually, to have discharged its duty. There has been in
Cork a Session under this act, in which one man was found guilty of being out
after sunset-all the rest were acquitted. These truths, we know, are quite
distressing to our Ultras-but they are truths upon which we congratulate the
country. If, as we are tolerably certain, the peace of Ireland shall continue
during the spring and summer, the partisans of the Orange system, and even the
Grand Lodge itself must find out some other measure to annoy Lord
Cathy Joynt Labath
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