!! Ballina Chronicle; March 20, 1850; "Misc News"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Wednesday, March 20, 1850
At Clonmel assizes, David Slattery and William Quinlan were tried
before Judge Ball, for the wilful murder of James Hennesy, at Graffon, on
the 23d November, '48, William Quinlan (Cud) committing the murder the
prisoners aiding and abetting. Mr. Johnston addressed the jury on behalf of
the prisoners. His Lordship charged the jury, who after an absence of half
an hour, returned a verdict of not guilty. The prisoners appeared quite
astounded at the verdict, and bowed repeatedly to the jury. The same men
were tried before Sergeant Stock last assizes for the same murder, when the
jury were locked up all night, and discharged without agreeing. Mr. Francis
Cormack charged with the abduction of Miss Mary Ross Amelia Fogarty, since
married, pleaded guilty, and was ordered to find security to come up for
sentence when required.
On Tuesday, as a man named Daniel Leary was being conveyed in a car to
the Nenagh workhouse, he died from exhaustion caused by want of food.
Mr. Agar, the coast guard officer of Morrisford, Wexford, has received
from Fielden Brothers and Co. Liverpool, £50 for himself and party for
having saved Mr. Burnsely, from the "Hottingeur."
A stable, the property of Martin Cleary, was maliciously set on fire at
Borrisokane on Sunday night and consumed.
In the amateur exhibition of paintings at the Royal Dublin Society
gallery this month is a painting of "French Hussars," by Colonel John
Vandeleur, a masterly effort by one familiar with the subject.
Wm. Kilpatrick, retired collector of Excise, late of Dundalk, was
proclaimed under a writ of outlawry at Guildhall.
INTEMPERANCE - Gluttony is the source of our infirmities, and the
fountain of all our diseases. As a lamp is choked by a superabundance of
oil, a fire extinguished by excess of fuel, so is the natural heat of the
body destroyed by intemperate diet.
DARING ATTEMPT AT MURDER - A most daring attempt at assassination was
committed in the village of Lorhs, and within 200 yards of the police
barrack, on the evening of the 7th last. The particulars of the case appear
to be these: - About the hour of 11 o'clock, as James Loughnane, a
comfortable farmer, residing in the village, came out of his house, and
while crossing the road to where he had corn in stack, he was fired at from
behind an opposite wall. A large grain of the shot entered the corner of the
left eye, passed between the skin and the bone, and lodged convenient to the
nose. Another grain perforated his hat. Loughnane's escape from murder was
most miraculous, as the intended assassin was not more than four yards
distant when he fired at him, and the charge must have been very heavy as
the report of the gun was loud and heard by the barrack orderly of the
police. The police were at once on the spot and remained the whole night
patrolling the country and searchin!
g suspected places but without success. Loughnane is a remarkably
industrious and inoffensive young man and was always well liked in the
neighbourhood. No possible cause can be assigned for the commission of this
daring attempt on life. -- Nenagh Guardian.
ATTEMPT AT ASSASSINATION - As Mr. Ellis, steward to John Trant, Esq.,
Doves, was returning from church, accompanied by his wife, child and Wm.
Bell, a ploughman to Mr. Trant, he was fired at by a ruffian, who was
standing on a ditch by the road side, at Leigh. The car on which Mr. Ellis
was seated happened to have been going rapidly at the time the shot was
fired, and, providentially, none of the party received the least injury. The
police were immediately at the scene of the outrage, but did not succeed in
arresting the villain. Mr. Ellis suspects that he has become obnoxious from
having cultivated, tilled, and farmed a large tract of ground for Mr. Trant,
who resides within a mile of the place where Mr. Ellis was fired at. --
Cathy Joynt Labath
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