Friday 15 April 2011

100 years ago today....

A single column of General News from the Nenagh Guardian, 15 April 1911:

County Court Judge Drummond, at the Carrick-on-Shannon Quarter Sessions, was presented with white gloves by Mr Vaugh, sub-sheriff, in the absence of criminal business.

A committee of Nationalists of Waterford has been formed to make arrangements to hold a public meeting to protest against the proposed presentation by the Corporation of an address to the King and Queen on the occasion of their forthcoming visit to Ireland.

John McKenna, an old-age pensioner and a cripple, of Kilbrone, co Monaghan, was found drowned in a roadside drain this week. In his pockets were 18 shillings and an empty bottle.

James Moncks, labourer, was at Carlow on Friday, sent for trial to the Assizes, charged with the wilful murder of this wife on the night of march 25th in a lodging house. It was deposed that the woman received 40 external bruises, and that seven of her ribs and the breastbone were fractured.

Bonfires were lighted and a public meeting held in Enniscorthy last week to celebrate the action of the Dublin Corporation in declining to present an address to the King.

A weather vane on Lurgan parish church having failed to work, it was examined by a steeplejack, who found it was blocked by myriads of dead midgets.

The number of dogs licensed in Templemore in 1910 was 1,095; in 1911, 1,133.

A serious outbreak of fire occurred in the house of Mrs Brasil, Athlone, on Saturday, owing to a box of matches in the pocket of a coat, drying before the fire, having been ignited.

Mr J Henehan, Claremorris, has been served with a writ seeking an injunction in the High Courts for the possession of his business establishment. Mr Henehan was evicted in July last year from these premises, and the following day re-entered and has since been in possession.