21 AUGUST 1852, Page 5


Wednesday wound up the proceedings at Six-mile Bridge, with an un- looked for verdict. Out of the misty depositions which have been taken in evidence during the fourteen days' sitting of the Jury, we can only ar- rive at the facts that the soldiers were met and assaulted by bodies of people throwing stones, pushing in among the cars, seizing the firelocks of the troops, and hauling away at the voters. Lieutenant Hutton and Captain Eager, who had charge of the detachment of the Thirty-first, distinctly showed that the soldiers were under great provocation. Lieu- tenant Hutton, who had served in the Affghan war' restrained his men, although they repeatedly begged to be permitted to fire. Captain Eager considered that his men would have been disarmed and killed had they notitred. These statements were sustained under cross-examination, and corroborated by the privates of the Thirty-first. It seems also clear that the soldiers fired without orders; and that some of them fired twice, once in -presumed self-defence, and once into the crowd flying up the street. This latter fact weighed very much with the Coroner and the Jury. The verdict returned, after an hour and a half of deliberation, was agreed to by twelve out of fifteen- " We are satisfied that John C. Delmege, J. P., John Gleeson (first), James Post- ings, William Barnes, John Thompson, John Dwyer, James Sharpe, Thomas Clarke, and John Carter' soldiers of the Thirty-first Regiment, are guilty of the wilful mur- der of Jeremiah Frawley." Mr: William Mahon said he was one of three jurors who did not agree to that verdict. lie considered the soldiers were culpable, and those who thought with him were for a verdict of manslaughter. The other issues, as to the deaths of Michael eenellan, Michael Coleman, Thomas Ryan, James Casey, and James Flaherty, were then severally given in to the Jury; and a similar verdict of wilful murder was returned upon each, against Mr. Delmege, and the soldiers. On application of counsel, the Coroner signed his warrant for committal of the soldiers ; and they were transmitted to Ennis GaoL The Coroner also signed a warrant for the apprehension and committal of Mr. John C. Delmege; who was not in court during the day.

It is understood that petitions will be presented against the return of the two Members for Cork, and of Mr. Sheriff Swift, one of the Members for Sligo.

This week, the cattle-show of the Royal Agricultural Society of Ire- land has been held, at Galway. It has far surpassed any previous exhi- bitions in the quality of the stock. The Earl and Countess of Eglinton arrived on Wednesday, the opening day, and inspected the show-yard. Many Irish notabilities were present; among them, the Duke of Leinster and Lord Clancarty.

Upon the whole, the news respecting the state of the potato crop is more cheerful. The blight is reported as passing away, both from North- ern and Southern districts ; and the panic of the last three weeks seems gradually dying out. When the returns come in from the Poor-law "Unions, we shall have more authentic means of judging.

While fifteen men were fishing from a rock on one of the islands of Arran, near Galway, a huge wave suddenly swept them into the sea, and all perished.

Robert Glendinning, a guard on the Londonderry and Enniskillen Rail- way, has met his death in consequence of the misbehaviour of some passen- gers. A number of persons who had been drinking quarrelled and scuffled in a carriage ; the guard quieted them at a station ; but when the train got into motion, the squabble recommenced. Glendinning was proceeding along the roofs of the carriages towards the rioters ; his head struck against a bridge, and when the train arrived at the next station, he was found dead on the roof of a carriage.