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(From the Evening Herald.) and noble murderers, will insist that To FREDERICK WILLIAM CONWAY, emptying our villages into prison-ships, Editor of the Freeman's Journal and a practise very common in the year
Weekly Messenger. - 1797, as not assassination, putting In point of words, Mr. Conway, the people out of the protecyou have much the advantage of me, tion of the Law, or half-hanging them, as you have an unlimited use of your were not acts of assassination to me dying friend the Messenger, while I they appear as such; and in the ardent can scarcely command a single column and impatient character of a young in any newspaper. You in fact haye a mind roused by a sense of exquisite just and legitimate property in the feeling, at seeing not only strangers Weekly Messenger, as part of your agonizing under the most beastly cru. wages, drawn from the estate of the elties, but my aged Father swept off Freeman's Journal, are appropriated with his neighbours by the hand of to pay wretched Dwyer for the inju. Carhampton into a dungeon, I arrayed ries he sustained by the libels of the myself with those generous sufferers, Messenger. You skulk through the who were taught by the principles of columns of that print, under the fictithe Constitution to resist oppression, tious signature of Robert Connolly; and among other acts of my industry, but William Conway I will undertake to stem the authorised desolation, I to cudgel you from your hiding place, produced the Union Star. So far Mr. and exhibit you in your natural cha. Conway have you compelled me to racter to the public eye, with your justify myself against the character of patron Mr. Scully, or your ci-devant an assassin, which your hired pel! master, Mr. Martin, at Cunnemara. would fix on me. I shall bind you to the counter of the
* One murder makes a villian,
Millions a Hero. Freeman's Journal Olhce, or send you
Lords are priviledged to kill, from whence you came, to the HĄ:
And numbers consecrate the crime." Rap of your Parliamentary friend in But you are to take with you, Sir, Connaught.
that the Union Star was intended only You borrow the name of poor Row to guard the Union against the inbert Connolly to attack me I am too trusion of such men as Reynolds or well acquainted with the stupidity of O'Brien, or such as you would have Robert, to believe the shivering wretch been yourself in 1798, had you the is even capable of reading, much less opportunity; and not to encourage writing the letters that bear his name : assassination. for Robert Connolly formerly printed You invidiously sneer at the gun. part of the Irish Magazine, from smith turning author-this feeble at: which office 1 dismissed him for his tempt at ridicule loses its weight, for habitual indolence and gross inca had I the advantages of a Charter, pacity:
School Education like Mr. Conway, You accuse me of being an assas- I might affect to be a gentleman be, sin, because I was the author of the cause I had no trade, and an author UNION STAR. Admitting the charge because I wanted bread. I would then of proscripțion to be fairly brought be fully qualified to pistol any other home to the character of that publica- gentleman in defence of my honour, or cation, where will the odium rest, if a write him down, to enable me to go fair comparison is made of the Union to market for authors or gentlemen Star with the horrid circumstances that have not as yet learned to live without provoked its existence? Perhaps Wil eating. liam Conway, like any other Orange Had Mr. Conway been a newspaApologist, for elevated enormities, per hack in the times of Paine and
Franklin, his great talents would have You have said that I abuse Mr. driven the printer and staymaker, from Beresford and Major Sirr; they may their literary obtrusion on his manor, thank you and your Messenger for the to their respective workshops, with information. The Egis of the Mesa ·as mych success as he drove Dwyer senger is wisely thrown over the two .from his calling, and the Weckly Meso gentlemen to protect them against the senger in a consumption.
Irish Magazine, but in vain. If the Laying aside the right of author. Irish Magazine even falls under the ship, which I very early assumed in united strength of Conway the Mes. preference to the vice and the anvil, senger man, and his two friends, I to sooth the agonies of my country, could produce other miscellanies as and to avenge the atrocious indignicies expressive as its pages, I could shew heaped by a Luttrell on my parent, 1 the backs of my fellow citizens, on defy a man existing in any rank of which Mr. Conway, may read the me. life, to fix any act of cowardice, mean. rits of his allies in very legible chaness, or dishonesty on Walter Cox: racters. either as a politician, an author, or a You also accuse me of abusing Mr. trade:man. I had the honour of en. Scully-i resist the foul accusation, I joying the confidence and intimacy of spoke of Mr. Scully only as a public the greatest and most virtuous men man, but chastised his presumption, that ever adorned this ill-fated coun. who dare red hot from the country, try; and after a lapse of thirteen and unknown in Dublin, march foryears, I possess the esteem of such of ward and in his own proper person asthem as have escaped the whirlwind of sert, that he Mr. Scully ought to lead civil desolation, i was tampered with the Catholics of Ireland. by the terrors of the triangle, and the Mr. Conway, you must admit this fascinations of the treasury, and 1 to be a very impertinent assumption owe nothing either to my friends or on his part, for if Mr. Scully were my enemies; I escaped being involved stripped of his rent rolls, I presume to in the ruin which overtook the other say that his talents or acquirements leaders of the rebellion, by surrender- would not qualify him for the charac. ing myself as the author of the Union ter he aspires to under your ridicul sus Star, with the express advice and im. puffing: no more than your literary pression of my friends, as the procla- father would be justified in asserting, mation exposed me to a discovery, by that his Charter-School was all the the extraordinary reward offered for Protestant seminaries in Ireland. my detection, and I the more readily For the present I shall take leave of made terms as there was not on record you and Mr. Scully, but it is only a single instance of the Union Star until another column can be spared me having brought the slightest injury in the Evening Herald. upon any individual.
Walter Cox, I not only enjoyed the confidence of A. O'Connor, Lord Edward Fitzge- Pirtract from Genpro Leps wil rald, T. A. Emmet, and Dr. Mac Nevin for the character I ever pre. .
. who died in America, 1782. served amongst honest men, but was a I desire most earnestly, that I may member of that body whose Ambas, not be buried in any church or churchsadors were accredited in the greatest yard, or within a mile of any Presby. empire upon earth. Like your friend, terian or Anabaptist Meeting-house ; Mr. Beresford, I represented the for since I have resided in this country, City of Dublin in the great council I have kept so much bad company of the nation, where I was placed by when living, that I do not cbuse to fifty times as many 'electors, as all his continue it when dead, urtence could ever procure.
To the Editor of the Irish Magazine. alias to lie in ambush. It is treated Sir,
very scientifically by Jonathan, he Having read in your patriotic Ma. traces it through a series, of biogra- , gazine for August last, the letter of phy, up to Cain, who way laid his . an Antiquarian, requesting some of brother Abel and slew hini, so that your Correspondents to furnish ma- Cain was the first Conway. Hence it terials for elucidating the origin of may be said of every one who way certain Sir names : and as I have made lays another to rob or murder him, or that profound science my chief study who lies in wait to injure his neighfor some months past, I believe I can bour in his property, feelings, or rein some sort accommodate your cor- putation, that he is a-Conway. The respondent with the etymology of last name I give you the etymology of the different names contained in his is Finn, this is corruption of the Irish letter-I shall begin with the name of word Fion, that is to say in English, Hussey, it being the most simple. It White. The reason assigned by the is very common with us to call a Irish Historian for this name being brawling, passionate, scowling virago- given to certain families in Ireland, a Hussey, hence the derivation of that was in consequence of their assembling name : I find it had its origin so far in a white uniform, vulgarly cleped back as the invasion of Milesius, and shirts : which they wore over their was first applied to a drunken serjeant's cloaths when they went on foraging wife who accompanied that celebrated parties in the day, or marauding in warrior. The next name is Scully, the night; hence they obtained the this I find Sir, is a corruption of the name of Fions or Whites, which has word Scull-lye, a place prepared in a of late been corrupted into White, slaughter-house, in which the butchers boys, whom you Mr. Editor must of antiquity used to throw their have often heard of; they were some sheeps' heads, it contained a brine thirty years back very numerous in composed of pot ash and salt, to pre- the Counties of Kilkenny and Carlow, serve the heads until applied for by but of late we hear little about their purchasers ; hence it was called a lye, exploits. I hope in my next to sa. just as the chandlers call their prepa- tisfy your Correspondent fully as to. rations a soap lye, and the scull of the origin of O'Connell and O'Gor. the sheep being thrown thereinto, mon--in the interim, if he deswe: obtained for it the name of Scull lye. further information on this subject, his The next name is Drumgoole this I request will be cheerfully cumplied have discovered to be a corruption with-by-Yours, of the word Drum-gold, it had its Sept. 21st. 1810. A VIRTUOSO. origin in Italy, and was given to a
ROBERT CONOLLY. Shewmau's drummer, whose talent for This day we learn, that unfortunate drum beating and teaching dogs to Conolly is in the Marshalsea, and dance, brought such crowded audi- keepers on his property, &c. in Thoences to his theatre, that the ingeni. mas.street : for the principal part of ous drummer was said to drum the his misfortunes he stands indebted gold out of their pockets; hence the to F. W. C. who has actually etymology of Dromgoole. The next written him into prison. The great name is Conway-this name I found part of debt contracted to Dwyer for great difficulty in tracing to its source, libelling him, reinains still unpaid, and but in reading the memoirs of Jona
we understand the action which now than Wilde, I there saw its derivation. chiefly lies against this unhappy victim I: is compounded of the words Con- of editorial defamation, is on that man to know, and way a road ; that account --So inuch for your praise.' is, to know a road : alia: to way lay worthy labour's Mr. C.!!!
By a letter from Kilkenny, the most residence of the late Lord Enniskiller, afflicting account of the ravages done from our knowledge of its Jurymen, by the Irish Magazine have been re- can furnish any number of book. ceived. Mr. Magrath expresses the hands necessary for any purpose, where greatest uncasiness at the printed re. the use of the faggot or dag ser, a la port of his demise, in the Irish Ma. Wolloughan is to be justified. gazine, and to clear up the certainty His Highness the Prince of Orange of his existence, has had a conference is at present on a visit in the City of with Mr. Byrne his Lawyer, by Limerick. This poor broken Prince whose legal advice he has m:ide an must feel additional misery at the me. affidavit before Harry Sheerman, which lancholy change in bis fortune and puts the disputed case in the most sa. condition, by reflecting that Limerick, tisfactory point of view. Mary Ma. was the concluding scene, of the migrath the Sorcerer, has been examined litary misfortunes of another roral about the statement of her case, by a fugitive like himself, whom a formar Veto Committee appointed for the Prince of Orange drove from his purpose, and insisted on the truth of Throne and Country. her narrative, which she offered to An Evening paper in an attempt to provein the presence of the gentlemen, ridicule the Aggregate Meeting, says, by appealing to a pack of cards, or “ none of our respectable merchants an experimen of cup-tossing ; but attended. The very cause of the with much credit to the enlightened Meeting, the UNION, was the canse understanding of the Jury on witch of their absence, for alas! they are craft, refused the assistance of the art all insolvent, and the apprehension of of necromancy.
arrest for Debt, compelled them to Mr. Flakestand of Kilkenny, has cling to their families, instead of their dismissed his Clerk for reading the country. Irish Magazine, and has advertised We hope that the spirit which all the for another in his place, who must Irish people evince for a repeal of the qualify himself, by swearing he never Union, will not be carried to any inwill countenance the obnoxious pub. temperate extremities, for should any lication.
interruption take place between the Mr. William Williams, Scavenger the two countries, we would be obliged to the Coporation of Kilkenny, has to eat all our beef, mutton, and butter, undertaken to sweep the Irish Maga. and should run the chance of being zine from that ancient City. We adstarved for want of tobacco. vise this man of dirty occupation to Lord Castlereagh and his English avoid interfering with our property, masters, who purchased the indepeu. lest we should be compelled to wrestle dence of Irelaad, by the Act of Uniou, with him, before twelve of our fellow. have discovered--they have loosened citizens, which might be highly incon- the connexion instead of binding it, for venient to his fortune and finances. the people of Ireland are awakened
The Enniskillen newspaper, and its from the idiotism of religous jealous.es heavy author are still carping at the by their common distresses, they are notice we have taken of the Chapel to a man aware, that their British burners, in that enlightened seat of in- friends though they allow but on tolerance and murdering loyalty. If part of Ireland to pray, have forced we are wrong in our animadversions, all to fast. Though a people may be let the learned author vindicate his obduped out of their independence with scure paper, by producing the afiida. impunity, yet it is dan, erous to starve vits of some of the most respectable them. The head or the heart may go of the brave Enniskilleners to disprove astray, but the stomach is always die our statement; we know the favourite erring.
At the Aggregate Meeting convened to Col. Brown promised to conquer Ameconsider on the immediate Repeal of the rica with St. Andrew's Watch, the British Union, more than twenty thousand per Grenadiers tried the experiment and failed.. sons attended, who unanimously agreed As St. Andrew's Watch is much better ou the necessity of restoring the Constitu- armed in 1810, than it was in 1775, and tion of 1782. We understand a numerous much better coinmanded, under its present Counter Meeting took place in town at Officer Major Sirr, we trust it will be the same time, at least 8,000 attended, found at its post, whenever any dispute with as many muskets and a large train of may occur that threatens to make any Artillery.
other abridgement of the British doA very large and commodious College, minions. for the accominodation of UXIONISTS, is now erecting near Kilmainham, whose manner of reasoning is so conclu.
On the utility of the Pike and Bow, and the sive, that Mr. Foster expresses the highest necessity of restoring them to use in balk, opinion, their arguments will have the
by e Nution, particrdarly one not suffirio surest effect on those treasonable associa
ently supplied with fire arms, in a Letler tions that presume to meet, under the pre
to Major General Lee, written by Doctor tences of relieving the poor, and employ
Franklin. ing industry. Some people say that such : They still talk big in England, and Seminaries, are well calculated to reason threaten hard; but their language is somewith part of a people, but, when they what çiyiller, at least, not quite so disresundertake to manage the iniire, they fail pectful to us. By degrees they come to in the undertaking.
their senses, but too late I fancy for their ST. ANDREW'S WATCH undertook interest. to conquer America. Burgoyne and Corn. We have got a large quantity of salt-pewallis, if alive could tell how far the tre, one hundred and twenty ton, and experiment succeeded.
thirty imore expected. Powder-mills are The Farming Society have requested an now wanting; I believe we must go to additional number of musquet UNION. work and make it by hand. But I still wish, ISTS in Connaught, to assist in represe with you, that pikes could be introduced, sing the passion for using Irish manufac- and I would add bows and arrows: these tures, which is rapidly advancing in that were good weapons, not wisely laid province, not less than 400 sheep have ale aside : ready been tasted contrary to Law and st. Because a inan may shoot as truly the intention of the Society, in one parish with a bow as.with a common musket. in the county Mayo, within the last fort 2d. lle can discharge four arrows in night.
the time of charging and discharging one Our determination to use our own bullet. goods, has given so much pain to our 3 d. His object is not taken from his masters in England and is so seriously view by the smoke of his own side, felt in thaç polished nation, that 4,000 4th. A fight of arrows seen coming kisck knee'd nailors out of employment, upon them, terrifies and disturbs the enchave volunteered to assist conveying mies' attention to his business. qur travelling mutton from the feeding 5th. An arrow striking in any part of coyuties to the sea shore.
a man puts him hors du combat till it is exBy a letter received in Wexford from a tracted. gentleman in Berlin, a most extraordinary 6th. Bows and arrows are more easily circumstance is stated to have occurred in provided every where than muskets and that city in Juiy last. As his Majesty the ammunition. GRCAT Frederick was passing froin his Polydore Virgil, speaking of one of our Palace on foot, to his daily occupation, in battles against the French in Ldward the specting the new military Foad making by Third's reign, mentions the great confue, order of Bonaparte, liis Serene Majesty was sion the enemy was thrown into, saggiltaaccosted by one Murphy an Irishinan, rum nube, froin the English; and concludes, who composed part of a cargo of Irish Estres profectu dictu mirabiles, ut tantus ac Rebels, purchased by the Hero of the potens ejercitus a solis fere Anglicis sagiltanorth, from his British allies in the year. ris vitus fuerit ; qu'o Anglus est fagilti po1799 Murphy wrested a measuring rod, tens et id genus armorum vclet. If so much which the monarch carried in his hands, execution was done by arrows when men and so severely applied it to the back of worę some defensive armour, how much the degraded hero, that little hopes, are more might be done now that is out entertained of his recovery.
of use! OCTOBER, 1810.