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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    The Times London, Middlesex, England July 19, 1867 IRELAND (From Our Own Correspondent) Dublin, July 18. At the Clare Assizes Thomas Fennell was indicted for
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      The Times
      London, Middlesex, England
      July 19, 1867

      IRELAND
      (From Our Own Correspondent)
      Dublin, July 18.

      At the Clare Assizes Thomas Fennell was indicted for treason-felony. The
      acts charged against him were that he was one of a party who attacked the
      Coastguard station at Kilbehagh, near Kilrush, on the night of the 5th of March.
      The Coastguards on duty refused to give up their arms in the name of the Irish
      Republic and were about to arrest their assailants, when a person named De
      Lowry, not yet made amenable, drew a dagger and stabbed Wilmot, one of the
      guards, in several places. It was alleged that the prisoner was one of the
      parties who held Wilmot while this outrage was perpetrated. After this occurred
      the Coastguards fired on the Fenians, wounding the prisoner, who was then easily
      captured. The Solicitor-General, stated the case for the Crown. There was no
      informer in this case. Evidence was then given bearing out th4e statement made
      by the Solicitor-General. The case for the Crown having closed, Mr. Fitzgibbon
      addressed the jury in an able speech for the prisoner. A witness was then
      examined to show that he knew the prisoner, and that he did not see him at
      Killbehagh on the night in question. Serjeant Barry having replied for the
      Crown, Judge Keogh charged the jury, who found a verdict of Guilty. Sentence was
      deferred.

      At the Louth Assizes two persons named Fullam were found guilty of
      treason-felony yesterday. The overt acts charged occurred at Drogheda. Constable
      Steward Carroll, in reply to Mr. Joy, Q.C., stated that there were about 1,000
      persons in the crowd. He saw the "shine" of bayonets among them. He heard voices
      among them say, "Fire, fire," also "Now's your time," and then some 15 shots
      were fired from the crowd. About 30 men of the insurgents were posted at an
      angle with the others and facing the crowd. Witness knocked one of them down as
      he ran towards the Green-lane and he arrested Colligan as he ran. He begged
      witness "not to shoot him." He brought Colligan to the barrack, and returned to
      the scene of the encounter, where the ammunition was found. Saw Luke Fullam
      lying on the ground, apparently dead, in the potato market. Other evidence
      having been given, Mr.Munroe addressed the jury for the prisoners. The Judge
      charged the jury at considerable length, and after about two hours' deliberation
      they brought in a verdict of Guilty. Sentence was deferred.

      Three persons were put on their trial under the Whiteboy Act, as having
      formed part of the unlawful assembly in question. While the trial was
      proceeding, they were advised by their counsel to plead "Guilty," which they
      did, and Mr. Justice O'Hagan sentenced them to 12 months' imprisonment from the
      date of their committal.

      The person alleged to be "General" Fariola, a noted Fenian leader, who was
      arrested in London last week, had been brought over to this country, and was on
      Monday evening lodged in Kilmainham Prison. At Chancery-lane station the
      prisoner gave his name as Leebhardt, and positively denied that he had known or
      heard of Fariola. The informer Corydon was unable to identify him. It is stated
      that James Stephens had been in company with the prisoner shortly before his
      arrest.

      The action brought by the Lord Mayor of Dublin against the Dublin Evening
      Mail for a libel contained in a letter signed by Lord Cloncurry, and published
      in the journal, has been tried at Ennis, county Clare. The letter was addressed
      to Lord Howth as Lieutenant of the county Dublin, and it stated that the writer
      would resign his office as Deputy-Lieutenant for the county, because Alderman
      Lane Joynt had been appointed to a similar office for the city in the room of
      the late Mr. Dargan. The defendants pleaded that the letter complained of was no
      libel, and also an apology, &c., and lodged 5l. in court. The damages were laid
      at 2,000l. Serjeant Barry stated the plaintiff's case, after which the Lord
      Mayor of Dublin was examined to prove that he read the libel, and as to the
      correspondence that passed between him and Lord Cloncurry's solicitors, Messrs.
      Barrington and Jeffers. A telegram states that the action terminated yesterday
      in a verdict for the plaintiff-damages, 50l. A similar action against the Cork
      Constitution has been settled, the defendant to pay the costs and apologize.

      The paddle steamer Rose, from Sligo to Glasgow, was wrecked on Tuesday
      night between Sligo and Killibegs. A number of lives, chiefly poor female
      emigrants, have been lost; several bodies have been washed ashore. There was a
      large quantity of live stock on board. It is said that the boilers burst. A
      correspondent of the Daily Express, who supplies this intelligence, adds that
      the screw steamer Sligo was sent down this morning to the wreck by Messrs.
      Middleton and Pollexfen, the local agents of the steam packet company to whom
      the Rose belonged, for the purpose of reaching the vessel, but the screw boat
      could not get alongside.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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