October 1889. (From a copybook /
scrapbook in the PPP).
Mr Denis R. Pack-Beresford -
"hanging -gale Beresford" - a young man who seems bent
on perpetuating the evil traditions of his family- has
made himself most unpopular amongst the people of Carlow
by his harsh treatment of the poor widow woman, Mrs Anne
Watters of Kilcloney, Borris and now another notice from
"hanging-gale Beresford" makes clear his intention to
take further law proceedings against his tenant, Mrs
Watters, for rent and has duly been served upon her in
the last few days legal notice by Mr Thorp of
Bagenalstown. Two months ago this tenant had to lay
down, in one payment, the full amount of three half
years rent and costs. We know for sure what is to follow
now for Mrs Watters, who we should say had better look
Mrs Watters effects have been
seized by the sheriff year after year. Those who are in
favour of fox hunting would do well to take note of
this, they will see that this rackrenter's greedy desire
has done more than all the others to work out its total
First and last "hanging-gale
Beresford" has proved himself destitute of common
decency or he would never have entered into a conflict
with his tenant for a paltry "hanging-gale" that accrued
in the days of some unknown landlord long before his
great grandfather was born.
One of the collectors for the
Bagenalstown Races Fund having taken a subscription from
"hanging-gale Beresford" has returned the subscription.
Now " hanging-gale Beresford"
has informed his lofty friends and sympathisers of his
chagrin, and they are now asking that their
subscriptions be also returned.
Major Alexander, who had
intended running a horse in a race, wrote to say "under
no circumstances, would I give the Race Meeting my
support". We congratulate the Bagenalstown Race
Committee on having disassociated themselves from the
rackrenters and evictors of the County Carlow.
The above is a true and
accurate transcript of the original document.
Transcribed by Jean Casey, January