MASSACRE AT NE WTOWNBARRY.We had har . dly'ceased to write of the
slaughter, at Castle Pollard, when an account of a slaughter more dreadful reached us. We do not pretend to give a correct account of the second, any more than of the first atrocity ; nor to say how far either may be legally justifiable. We designate them both aft inassacreef not with reteet to the manner of the bloodshed, but to the lyitantity. Of the last case, two descriptions have reached town,—both frotrt persons who were, it seems, on the spot ; but so irrecancilably different, that we deem it best to give both. The first is the Orange account, from the Dublin Evening Mail. "I hasten to inform you of one of the most unwarratlialile and e.aring outrages ever committed in this county since the year 98, which otedeed yesterday in this town. A cow had been seized for tithe due to the Rev W. Elrington. The country people assembled In great numbers. and declared that the cow should not be sold for the purpose of paying the bloody parsons ;' the Police interfered, and were at- tacked in the most furious manner, and several of them severely vostrided. The Reverend Walter Hoare, a magistrate, was exerting himself to quell the riot, when he was knocked from his horse, and otherwise maltreated. One of Mr. Houre's ser- vants went to the assistance of his master, When the peasantry rushed upon the poor fellow ; and one of them, with a blow of a. sabre, cut his hand off, at the same time exclaiming that that would teach him how he assisted a parson again. The Police being completely overpowered, the. Yeomanry were called out ; and being compelled in their own defence, eighteen of the insurgents were killed on the spat, and several wounded. One of the Yeomanry was killed, and a great number badly wounded. This day a detachment of troops arrived from Wexford, and tranquillity is partially restored."
The second is, we suppose, a Catholic account : but We are not quite certain—it appears in the Globe of Wednesday.
0 Ferns, Sunday evening.
One of the most sanguinary and brutal outrages that ever gave pain to the eye, or sadness to the heart, took place yesterday at Newtownbarry, a beautiful village about five miles from this place. There were three heifers to be canted (sold by auction) for tithe; and having been set up to auction, and no bidders appearing, they remained some hours in the street. it was a market-day, and the village was crowded with country-peoplej who gathered around the cattle. Some persons cried out the heifers would Inc suffocated by the heat, when the people opened a pamge, and they ran down the street. A Captain Graham, from Enniscarthy, with all the Police and Yeomen from many miles around, immediately followed the cattle, which were brought back. As the Police, the Yeomen, and the people were passing together by an old ruin, some boys who climbed into It, threw some stones among the crowd ; when the Police and Yeomanry were ordered to bre, and—oh! how time heart sickens at the result l—the peo- ple, not expecting any such conduct, fled in all directions—every shot leaving a father, mother, or child, a corpse upon the street ! The people ran for protection to some plantations, and endeavoured to hide themselves; but here the indiscrimi- nate slaughter baffles all description—every person seen was slaughtered- Where- ever the people were seen running away, they were fired at. The number killed could not be known last night. An eye-witness of the carnage informed me that he counted seventeen dead in the streets, and they were bringing dead and wonnded every moment from the fields. At six o'clock the report was that thirty-live were found dead or mortally wounded. A tine young woman, making away from the bloody scene, was shot dead ; and another woman, the moticer of nine children, shared the same fate The people, being defenceless and unarmed, were unable to make any resistance against their barbarous assailants."
The notes of the Coroner's Inquest, which Are received yesterday, reduee the numbers here given—the killed are stated to be thirteen ; the wounded twenty-three, all dangerously. One of the killed was a Yeoman, whom the accounts represent as only fifteen years of age ; and add, that he was shot, accidentally we must presume, by his own party. Mr. Wilson Greene, K.C. was dispatched, by the Lord Lieutenant, to New- townbarry, as soon as the intelligence of the massacre arrived in Dublin. The inquest commenced on Monday. The massacre has it will be seen,
been :noticed in -Parliament. It was inaccuretely stated the clergy- man was son of the Bishop of Ferns ; he is no eelative.
ROSCOMMON SPECIAL Commtsstost.—Patrick Hussey, charged with attacking the dwelling-house of John Mahudy, at Ballagh, in Marcia last, was found guilty. Hussey and his party were armed with a pistol and a pitchfork ; they threw stones at Malludy, and fired a ball at his door, and also set fire to the thatch of his cottage. The rioters took a woman and two children out at a window : the woman alarmed the neighbours, and they rescued the rest of the inmates. The cause for the murderous attack was not mentioned.
On Monday, Andrew and Alichael 'Warren were charged with ex.. torting money and administering unlawful oaths, on the 24th March, at the habitations of Martini Flanagan and Michael Mooney, at Carrigra- coital. Mooney, it appeared, and two others, in consequence of ant agreement of the inhabitants mutually to defend each other, armed themselves with forks on the occasion, and pursued the Rockites, from whom they wrested a gun, and finally succeeded in beating them off. The prisoners were found guilty. Mooney and his two companions re- ceived tine highest commendations from the Court, and the Lord Lieu, tenant ordered them 10/. a-piece for their brave conduct. Two men were afterwavls found guilty of administering an unlawful oath to a person named James Maclean. The only interest in the case was the marriage of Maclean, a great rogue apparently ; in which, both he and Iris wife declared that they neither saw the priest nor knew who he was.
A man, named Gibbons, was charged with demanding fire-arms with force and menaces. The prosecutors, Messrs. Marone, two respectable individuals residing in Roscommon, had been on an island in the river Shannon fowling and on their return, within two miles of Roscommon, had cinch double-barrelled guns. Two men in their shirts, with breeches only, appeared before them, and said, " Stand and deliver." The assailants and the assailed presented mutually, but did not fire. After some altercation, the parties separated, and no further injury fol- lowed. Several witnesses were examined to prove an alibi ; but the Jury would not believe them and found the prisoner guilty. The cases at the Commission, from die above specimens, seem to have nothing very extraordinary in them. Toe STAFPORDsIIIRE DECLARATION.—There is a letter in a Stafford- shire paper from three individuals of Voitall, declaring their surprise at seeing their names affixed to this document. The letter says—" We gave no authority whatever to any person or persons to sign our names to such declaration ; and further, we do not oppose the Reform Bill brought into the last Parliament." LORD THOMAS CECIL AND MR. TENNyson.—Lord Thomas, it is to be hoped, will now sleep sound ; Mr. Tennyson fought him at Wormwood Scrubbs, on Saturday afternoon. Both parties fired without effect, and then shook hands,—a very pretty, brotherly way of ending a deadly quarrel. The offence in this instance was given by Lord Thomas, in an. after-dinner speech on the old subject, which he refused to explain, —taking his cue from Mr. Tennyson, or rather from Mr. Tennyson's friend, Colonel 3Iaberley. The tables were, in this instance, completely turned, Mr. Tennyson- being the 'challenger and Lord Thomas the aggressor STOPPAGE OF THE SPALDING BANK.—The utmost consternation pre- vailed at Spalding last Friday, in consequence of hand-bills issued by
Messrs. Henry and George Bugg, bankers, of that place, stating, that in consequence of their elder brother, Mr. John Bugg, the managing partner, havingabSedted.himself from home, without any cause known to them, they were -under the necessity of suspending their payments. This was an occurrence wholly unexpected; as there had been no run upon the bank, nor had any thing occurred that might at all inconvenience the firm. There are found to be upwards of seventeen thousand pounds of their bills in circelation; most of them at or in the neighbourhood of Spalding. It is reported that Mr. John Bugg had been absent about ten days before the issuing of the advertisement to the public, during which time, it is added, be was seen in London, where it is found he drew all the money from their agents there, and has since absconded to America. Spalding has not received such a crush for half a century back. Several are ruined, particularly of the lower tradespeople, as it is fedred that the dividend will be very small. Messrs. H. and C. Bugg surrendered on Wednesday, and have since had a docket struck against them. None of Mr. J. Bugg's property is available to the creditors, the whole having been settled on his wife and child by marriage contract. The debts of the firm amount, it is said, to.about 28,0001.—.SInnford Bee. SCOTCH TERRY Alas.—The dwelling.house and cow-house of a poor man named Bryce, near Sanquhar, were burnt down by a party of about one hundred persons, on Thursday sennight. The outrage was directed solely against the landlord. The mob assisted Bryce in getting out his furniture, and no offer of violence was made to him or his family. As the stone walls resisted the action of the fire, the rioters, when the burn- ing was over, razed the walls with poles and other instruments ; which dons, they gave three cheers over the ruins, and departed. WESTERN 110SPITAL.—A long and curious trial for libel, arising out of this defunct affair, took place on Thursday, in the King's Bench. It ap- peared that Doctor W: W:Sleigh had been one of the most strenuous advocates of the Hospital; and that, in a handbill signed, among others, by Mr. J. H. Pope, of Manchester Square, he had been charged with having drawn up various resolutions inculpating certain persons, anti others commending himself,—which resolutions bore to be agreed to by parties that knew nothing about them, and were, in fact, the sole work of Mr. Sleigh ; that Mr. Sleigh had grossly misrepresented the whole case of the attempted institution ; that he had described parties as pa.. trons who were not so, and subscribers who had never subscribed ; that the whole affair was a medium of deception, intended only for Mr. Sleigh's own advantage. The facts relied on for the defence were—that Sleigh had received money from pupils, although he knew that the Hos- pital was not recognized by the College of Surgeons ; that he had sold situations in the Hospital ; that he had been heard to declare that a sum of 22,0001., which had been subscribed towards erecting a monu- ment to the memory of the Duke of York, was to be appropriated to the purposes of the Hospital ; that he had published in the newspapers a letter as anonymous' which was supposed to contain a subscription of 200/. to the Hospital, though the letter was, in fact, written by himself, and that he afterwards justified it on the ground that it was an " honest fraud." It was also stated, that in the list of supposed subscriptions to the Hospital, the plaintiff inserted the names of several members of. his family, though no money was in fact paid, and that some of the names were those'of children from two or three to eight years of age. A num- ber of witnesses, and among them the Duke of Wellington and the berchbishop of Canterbury, were called in support of this justification- And in the opinion of the Court they fully bore it out. Dr. Sleigh was nonsuited.