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By Authority - His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint James L. Mews, Esq., J.P., to be Stipendiary Magistrate for Old Perlican, in the room of Joseph Peters, Esq., J.P., appointed Stipendiary Magistrate for Harbor Grace.
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint William Holden, Esq., (of Harbor Main), to be a Justice of the Peace for the Northern District of this Island. Secretary's Office, 20th. Aug. - Gazette.
Secretary's Office, 20th Aug. 1861.
A young man named Costigan, went into the woods with two companions, last Sunday afternoon, all three carrying loaded fowling pieces, and it appears that one of them, in sport, aiming at Costigan, his gun went off, and Costigan fell mortally wounded. His companions, alarmed for the consequences, came home without him, and it was only when an inquiry was instituted by the authorities, that the young man who was the accidental cause of his death acknowledged the circumstances, when the body was immediately sent for.
An inquest was held on Thursday before Dr. Shea and a Coroner's jury, upon the body of Costigan, mentioned in the "Express" of that day as having been accidentally shot by one of his companions. Verdict - Accidental Death.
By Authority. - His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. Timothy Mitchell (Police Inspector at St. John's) to be General Superintendent of the Police Constabulary for the Island. - Gazette.
By Authority. - His Excellency in Council, has also been pleased to appoint Messrs. Francis Mooney and Samuel Collins to be Members of the Roman Catholic Board of Education at Great Placentia, in the room of the late Messrs. Patrick Power and Michael Sinnott, deceased. Secretary's Office, 23rd Jan., 1866.
A melancholy accident occurred at St. Mary's on the 6th instant. Two men named James Rourke and Richard Dobbin went into the country in quest of Deer. In crossing a pond about fourteen miles distant Rourke slipped, and, the gun going off, the contents lodged in his body, causing immediate death. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental death returned.
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