The following details have been transcribed from the "Carlow
Weekly News" newspaper, which can be found on micro film at
County Carlow Library, Tullow Street, Carlow, Co Carlow Ireland.
June 17th, 1859.
Destructive Fire–Caution To Farm Servants.
On Sunday night last a destructive fire broke out in the
out-premises of Mr. John Kehoe, a respectable farmer living at a
place called Castleroe, in the county Kildare, through the
carelessness, it is supposed, of one of the farm servants, who
is so seriously injured by the fire that little hopes are
entertained of his recovery. It appears that the man slept in an
out-house, and retired to rest, as usual, on Sunday evening
last, when, it is though, he either commenced smoking or
neglected to extinguish the candle properly, as the barn in
which he slept was soon after enveloped in flames, which spread
to such an extent before morning that all the out-offices and a
large rich of hay was burned to the ground, Mr. Kehoe's
dwelling-house, which is close to the barn, being saved solely
by the exertions of the assembled neighbours, who were supplied
with an unlimited supply of water from a pump close by. I
understand the place was not insured, and the value of the
property destroyed is considerable. it appears that a donkey
which was in one of the stables was burned to death, but I have
not heard whether any of the other cattle were injured or not.–Correspondent
of the Daily Express.
Fairs For The Ensuing Week.
MONDAY–Naas, co Kildare.
TUESDAY–Redcross, co Wicklow; Togher, co Wicklow.
FRIDAY–Ashford, co Wicklow; Borris-in-Ossory, Queen's co;
Rathvilly, co Carlow; Waterford City.
A Hint For The Ladies.–In
making your purchases always see that you get value for your
money; it is doubtful economy to purchase an inferior article at
any time, even although it may be offered at an apparently low
price, and positive thriftlessness to pay as much for an
inferior article as you can obtain a superior article for.
Dealers are now beginning to find that it is more profitable in
the end to sell superior articles at moderate prices, and in
illustration of this we have much pleasure in informing you,
that the Glenfield
Patent Starch, which has been exclusively used in
Her Majesty's Laundry
for many years, can now be obtained from your grocer almost as
cheap as the most common kinds made; for although it costs him
more, the large quantity of it which he sells yields him a
larger profit in the aggregate, than the inferior kinds which
are little in demand, and he has the satisfaction of giving his
customers an article which he has every reason to believe will
please them, seeing that the
uses it exclusively in getting up the Laces, Linens, &c, of
Her Majesty and the
Markets &c. Carlow–Thursday, June 16
Wheat, white, per brl, 26s 0d to 28s 0d; do, Red, 24s 0d to 26s
0d, do; Oats, best white 12s 6d to 14s 0d; do, Black Tartary,
12s 0d to 13s 6d; Barley malting. -s to -s; grinding. 14s to
16s; Pollard. 6s 8d per cwt; Bran 6s 0d per do; Flour, foreign,
36s per Bag; do. Irish 33s do; do. Inferiors, 25s do; 3rds 20s;
Oatmeal 15s to 00s per cwt; Indian meal, 7s 9d per do; Hay 2s 0d
to 3s 6d per do; Straw, 1s 3d to 1s 10d do; Butter 90s to 96s
per cwt – from 9d to 10d per pound; Bacon, 57s to – per cwt;
Mutton 6d to 7d per lb; Beef, 5d to 7d do; veal 7d to 8d; lamb,
per qr, 5s 0d to 6s 0d per qr; Potatoes, 7s 0d to 7s 9d per brl.