100 Years Ago

Two weeks in prison The King, at the suit of Mr. J F Ryan, D I, charged a tinker’s wife named Cawley with maliciously breaking a shop window, the property of Miss Bessie McHugh, on the evening of the 10th of June. Ex-Sergeant Woods deposed that on the evening in question he was going round Mr. Gannon’s corner, and he heard the crash of glass and saw Miss McHugh’s window broken; he saw the prisoner coming across the street and heard her saying ‘it is broke; I broke it’. Prisoner did not cross-examine. Sergeant McLean deposed that he heard the crash of glass that evening when coming down Church street and saw Miss McHugh’s window broken; he saw the prisoner and she admitted having broken it; he placed her under arrest. Prisoner did not cross-examine. Mr. John Flanagan, book-keeper in Miss McHugh’s, deposed that the pane of glass could cost about 25s. Prisoner made no defence and was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment. Board of Guardians The Master (Mr. J. Murphy) reported that the total number of inmates in the house during the week was 146, of whom 29 were in hospital. 36 casuals, of whom four remained over, were admitted. During the week he engaged Mrs. Mary Cruise, for the sum of 2s, to accompany the children to the Convent school and back again. He also reported that he sold three pigs on Friday at £5 10s each and proposed attending Roscommon market to-day to buy pigs to replace those sold. Threatening notice A young man named Dominick Shannon charged at Hillstreet, Co. Roscommon, has been returned for trial charged with having affixed a notice to the residence of a bailiff named Cryan which conveyed threats of murder. A Government expert in hand-writing, Dr. Nolan Bray, stated that the writing in the threatening notice corresponded in every particular with what was shown to him as being Shannon’s calligraphy taken from an account book. The accused denied the charge. Opening in Tulsk We are glad to notice that the old established and extensive licensed premises ‘Kelly’s’, Tulsk, has been re-opened for the past fortnight under the able management of Messrs. George and Michael Kelly. The premises have been completely renovated and every department will be found replete with goods of the highest quality. Death of Mrs. Hayden We deeply regret to announce the death of Mrs. James Hayden, which occurred at her husband’s residence, Highlake, County Roscommon, on Thursday. To Lovers of Horses To the Editor of The Journal June 30th, 1908 Sir, – Apart from the actual benefit resulting to the horses, there is no better method of drawing attention to the cruelty of the tight bearing or hame rein than the erection of notice boards on our hilly roads, asking the drivers to slacken the rein when going uphill. Over 40 such boards have already been put up in various neighbourhoods, and the Anti Bearing Rein Association now offer to pay the expenses of erecting others in any district if anyone locally interested will obtain permission for suitable sites, on either public or private ground. May I, through your columns, be allowed to say that I shall be happy to send all necessary particulars to anyone willing to help? – Yours faithfully Ernest Bell Hon Sec, ABR Association York House, Portugal Street Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC. Cardinal Logue and Anti-Clericals Cardinal Logue, in a speech delivered in Kilkenny on Saturday, referred to the growth of what he called a small anti-clerical clique, inimical to the success of the schools and to the success of the Gaelic League, but the day they succeeded in turning a section of the people against the priesthood would see the end of the Gaelic League. He found that there was a spirit getting up amongst a small clique in Ireland which was hostile both to the success of our schools and to the success of the Gaelic League. He found that an effort was being made on the part of a small clique, who seemed to have been touched, and touched deeply, with the mania that had nearly ruined education in France, and who in consequence, like their Nonconformist friends in England, wished to get the priests outside the schools, and were endeavouring to get up jealously between the people and the priests.