Armagh Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

18 February, 1845  


AT a PUBLIC MEETING of the Inhabitants of the City of Armagh, held in the Market-house, on Saturday last, the 15th inst.,--the following resolutions were agreed to:--

Moved by WM. C. GAGE, Esq.; seconded by J. T. BELL, Esq.:

"That this meeting has learned with deep surprise and re- gret, the recent adverse decision of the Board of Trade in reference to the 'Armagh and Dublin inland Railway;' considering that it is identical with that surveyed by Sir JOHN M'NEILL, under the direction of the Railway Commissioners, and so strongly recommended by them in their Parliamentary Report of 1838, as 'capable,' (to use their own language,') 'of affording the greatest accommodation at the least outlay, and as best adapted to stimulate the industry and develop the re- sources of the country;' and, being fully impressed with the superior advantages which this line possesses over that to which the sanction of that Board has been given, that the attention of the Legislature be drawn by petition and otherwise to those advantages, confident that, if the undertaking be viewed upon its own merits, its ultimate success is certain."

Moved by ANDREW LYLE, Esq., seconded by Rev. Dr. HENRY:

"That with a view to the attainment of this object, so desirable upon every principle of public utility, meetings be con- vened in most of the important towns in, or near to, which the projected Line is intended to pass. That the immediate co-operation of all who feel an interest in the undertaking be sought for, and obtained; and that a deputation, on the part of the pro- moters of the project, shall attend at such of the intended meet- ings in the county of Cavan, and elsewhere, as may be thought expedient."

Moved by JOSEPH MATHEWS, Esq.; seconded by ROBERT M'ENDOW, Esq.:

"That the petition read by the Chairman be adopted by this meeting, and that, when signed the one to the House of Lords be transmitted to the Lords GOSFORD, CHARLEMONT, LURGAN, and CALEDON; and to the House of Commons to Lord ACHESON, Colonel VERNER, and Col. RAWDON, and that they shall be requested to support the prayer of these petitions in their respective Houses."

Moved by the Rev. Dr. HENRY; seconded by JAMES T. BELL, Esq.:

"That a Committee be formed for the purpose of conducting the local transactions of the projected line, composed of the following persons:--


And that JOHN CUMING, Esq., be requested to act as Secre- tary. That there be a suggestion to the Committee, to commu- nicate with his Grace the LORD PRIMATE, and other noblemen and gentlemen in the county, in order to obtain their support." WILLIAM PATON, Chairman.

Moved by JOHN CUMMING, Esq., Solicitor; seconded by JOSEPH MATHEWS, Esq.: That the thanks of the Meeting are justly due, and are here by given to WILLIAM PATON, Esq., Seneschal, for his prompti- tude in calling this Meeting, and presiding thereat. G. ROBINSON, Chairman.



Mr. STRONGE's Harriers, will meet at 11 o'clock, Friday Feb. 21 at Morton's cross-roads; Monday 24, at Knappagh cross-roads.



In this city, on the 16th inst., the Lady of John Cuming, Esq., Berresford Row, of a daughter.

At Lurgan on the 14th inst a daughter Joannes to Padraig O'Reilly.



On Sunday morning, the 16th inst., after a long and painful illness which she bore with christian fortitude and patient resignation, Mrs. Jane Reilly, widow of the late Mr. William Reilly, of Drummond, near this city.

Last Tuesday night, a man named DORAN, left Caledon [Co Tyrone] in a state of intoxication, and on his way home fell into the Ulster Canal near Middletown, where he was found drowned next morning. A Coroner's inquest was held, and a verdict of "accidental death" returned.

On Monday evening, the 10th inst., a man named JAMES O'NEIL was found drowned in a pool of water, adjoining his dwelling, whither he had gone to wash potatoes.



We copy the following from the Northern Standard:-- February 6, 1845.

To Mr. George Leadly My dear Sir, I am going to tell you, that it is Requested of you not to do any more work about this place until every thing is settled. Now if you do, by god you will meet it either night, noon, or morning, for both country and neigbors will look after this affair. and as for Doctor Leslie, by the Holy Father, he will be shot like a dog at his own door. This is a notice that is given, and remember it will be looked after.

(From our own Correspondent.) Mr. LESLIE lowered the rents on the lands 20 per cent. within the last year, when the foregoing outrage occurred. He never ejected nor noticed to quit any tenant on the lands he never refused an appeal to humanity, but acceded to their every wish; and now because he is obliged to take proceedings against a person for a bond debt (that he will not bow to the judgment of popular power which has usurped so often the judgment seat) he is to be shot at his own hall door in day light. Mr. G. LEADLY introduced into that neighbourhood the coarse five-fourth Holland trade. The stoppage of Mr. LESLIE's mill, now let to Mr. TWIGG, will throw 200 hands out of employment in the neigh- bourhood of Cootehill [Co Cavan] alone; thus the tide of wealth that was penetrating our solitudes and wilds is driven back by mob violence. The voice of industry is silenced in the valley the din of commerce is heard no more. Instead of industry and hope we have now idleness and fear.



On Friday evening last, at an early hour, as Mr. James Perry, agriculturist on the Dungannon School lands, was returning from Moy fair to his residence at Aughamullan, near Coal Island, he was, within one hundred yards of his own door, suddenly encountered by two ruffians, who fired each a pistol at his person, and then as suddenty disappeared. Providentially the shots had not the effect intended by the sanguinary assailants. Mr. Perry rode on and reached his home in safety. On examination afterwards, it appeared that each pistol had been charged with a couple of bullets; two of these had perforated his hat, and two others slightly grazed his left arm. These are the only particulars which as yet have reached us. Our informant adds, however, that Mr. Perry is an individual much respected in his station steady, peaceable, and inoffensive.--Newry Telegraph.



On Sunday evening last Mr. D. D. HEATHER, preached in the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Preaching-house in this City, to a crowded and most attentive congregation, in advo- cacy of the cause of Missions in connexion with that body, and on Monday evening their Anniversary Meeting was held in the same place. The chair was taken at 6 o'clock, by the Rev. Dr. Henry, who gave a luminous and most christian address to the assembly; after which the report was read by the travelling Secretary, Mr. D. D. HEATHER, and the meeting addressed by Messrs. WM. STEWART, WM. PATTERSON, JOHN M'ELROY, and ADAM FORD. Mr. HEATHER then took occasion to relate the working of the Society in the South and West of Ireland, in doing which, he stated that the Irish language was the most powerful instrument to get at the Irish heart; he further men- tioned that in addition to the sum of 711, given the Society last year by Mr. JAMES of Manorhamilton, he had three weeks since received a letter informing him of the death of a Mr. ROBERT SMITH, at Dungannon, who had bequeathed them 2,000. The Collections were much larger than usual, and exceeded 10.



On Thursday morning last, THOMAS WYNNE, carrier, on going to a store in Dobbin-street, missed a quantity of flax, about 50 tons, value for 18, the property of Mr. NEWSOME, of Celbridge, near Dublin. It is supposed false keys were used, as neither the door nor lock was broken.



Extract from a letter, dated Mountmellick [Co Laois], 9th instant :--" A most dreadful outrage was committed here on last Friday evening, about eight o'clock. Mr. Hamilton, of Dominick-street, has a property within about one mile of this, called Cloneheen ; for the last year the tenants have been in a most discontented state, and several have been ejected ; the threatened consequences have at last come. A person of the name of Manly, who took a farm on the property recently, has been one of the sufferers. He was fired at in his own house ; the ball passed through the fleshy part of the back of his head, without doing any serious injury. The other poor fellow was the driver on the property, named Connor; he was shot through the lungs, and is merely alive; his wife had her arm broken. All day on Sunday this town was in the greatest state of excitement. From appearances, we can no longer call this the most peaceable county in Ireland.



The committee of the third Presbyterian church, Armagh, most thankfully acknowledges the receipt of one pound from Colonel Verner, M.P., towards the liquidation of the debt.



I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that the Grand Jury for said County will be empanelled at the Court-house, in the City of Armagh, on Wednesday, the 26th inst., at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the discharge of fiscal business, and on the following day, Thursday, at the hour of 2 o'clock afternoon, the Commission will open for the busi- ness of the General Assizes and Gaol delivery, of which all concerned will take notice. Given under my hand this 14th February, 1845. T. M. JONES, High Sheriff for said County.

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