Armagh Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

24 June, 1845  


June 11, at the Parsonage, Newbliss, the lady of the Rev. Wm. Deering, of a daughter.



On the 18th inst., at Derrycortrevy church, by the Rev. Mr. Major, Alfred Sotheren, of Bray, Esq., to Ellen, fourth daughter of the late John Gilmore, of Lisrone, County Tyrone, Esq.

Same day, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, James Gardner, Esq., to Miss Anne Scott, niece of George Scott, Esq., of Vicar’s-Hill.

June 18, in St. Peter’s Church, Dublin, the Rev. J. North, only son of Roger North, of Kilduffe House, King’s County, Esq., to Emma, daughter of the late John Deering, Esq., of Derrybrusk, county Fermanagh.

June 12, by the Rev. Mr. Cummins, Parish Priest of Ballyshannon; and afterwards by the Rev. Mr. Tuthill, in the Church of Ballyshannon, John Allingham, Esq., of Willsbrook, near Ballyshannon, to Mary Ann, daughter of the late Doctor Sheil, and Niece to the late O’Connor Don, M.P.

June 14, in Kilkenny, Wm. F. Winslow, Esq., second son of the late Captain Winslow, of Dresternan, in the county of Fermanagh, to Nannie, second daughter of James Poe, Esq.



HEATH V. HEATH.--The hearing in this case is postponed until after the vacation,and is now fixed for Wednesday, the 30th July.



On Sabbath morning last, an old man named William Mills, who, in the capacity of an itinerant tin-plate worker, had managed to scrape together £45, was robbed of the entire of his savings in a lodging-house in Derry, by a relative named James Mills, who immediately made his escape to Belfast by the day-mail. A most active officer, head-constable Magee, was soon upon his trail ; and arriving in Belfast at an early hour on Monday morning, he and head-constable Campbell succeeded, in the course of a few hours in apprehending the robber, and five persons—four named White, and one named Cassidy, who were found in the same house, in a low court off Hercules-street, with the proceeds of the theft shared among them. Mills has been transmitted to Derry, for trial at the assizes ; the others, against whom no evidence sufficient to implicate them could produced [sic], have been discharged.



We understand it is intended, instead of a branch line of railway from Banbridge to Lurgan, to have a junction line from Newry, by Banbridge and Dromore, to Moira.



Last week a most alarming accident, and one which it is feared will result fatally, occurred to Percival Halcomb, Esq., a gentleman residing in Gloucester-place, New-road [Dublin?]. It appears that Mr. Halcomb has in his possession a favorite spaniel of King Charles’s breed. The animal had been lying asleep on the sofa in the front drawing-room, suddenly jumped off and flew at the gentleman, biting him on the calf of the leg. Imagining the dog was merely in play, he did not take any particular notice of the occurrence till late in the afternoon, when his leg began to swell alarmingly. Mr. Allenby, a surgeon, was promptly in attendance, who, upon viewing the affected part, pronounced the dog to be in a rabid state, and instantly proceeded to cauterize the part. We are, however, sorry to say that the unfortunate gentleman is in considerable danger, and that but slight hopes are entertained of his ultimate recovery.



Nothing can surpass the luxuriance of the crops in this neighbourhood; and during the past week the scythe has been in full operation.



On the night of Monday last, 16th instant, a party of miscreants attacked the dwelling-house of a farmer named John Hammill, near Carrickmacross, and being refused admittance they fired four shots about his premises two of which were fired into the house, and the other two perforated his gate, within a few yards of his bed- room window. The villains’ thirst for wickedness, was not, however, satisfied by this atrocious outrage ; they then carried away a considerable quantity of soap and tobacco, that were on his car in the yard, and strange to say, the vandals took the car asunder, and brought off as much of it as, it appears, they were able to carry—namely, the two wheels and axle-tree. They were observed through a window by Mr. Hammill, who knew one of them, but as exertions are being made to render him amenable, it would not be prudent to give his name here.—Northern Standard.



Mr. GEO. MILLSOP of Breagh, near Loughgall, has sent to our office a specimen of what he calls Irish perennial. The stalks arre very succulent and measure six feet in length. Mr. MILLSOP writes the following particulars respecting the crop, which may be interesting to some of our agricultural friends

“SIR—Seeing a statement in your paper showing the good growth of Italian Rye Grass, I wish to give you an account of grass that I have reared from national Irish grass seed. Ob- serving that it grew well, I determined to try how it would do, and accordingly sewed a good quantity of the seed. In a very short time I brought it to perfection, and have now a great deal of it, both for grazing and meadow, and will be able this year to save several barrels of seed. For many years I have been in the habit of raising grass seed, and have tried all kinds ; but I prefer the Irish perennial before them all, as it is perpetual, and will grow for 20 years if required without a renewal, which is not the case with any other I know of. At present I have a field in grazing, on which since the first of May last there has always been one cow, sometimes two, and the grass is good yet, although it is the third year for it. I have tried the Italian grass and found it very good the first year, but after that it fails ; whereas the kind of which I speak improves every year, the sole thickening annually. I call it Irish perennial because it resembles the English of that name.”



On Saturday there was left at our office, a very fine sample of flax, 42 inches long, grown from Riga seed by Mr. M’ALISON, near Caledon, on the estate of Mr. JAMES STRONG, Bart. Our informant states that the sample was taken from a crop covering seven acres, and is a fair specimen of the whole. The seed was bought from RICHARDSON, Brothers & Co., Belfast, by Mr. M’ALISON, who was able to supply most of the tenants on the estate ; and it has given general satisfaction



A man named FRANCIS M’ELDOON was tried at our Petty Sessions on Thursday last, for wilfully and maliciously breaking a tombstone, in St. Mark’s Church yard, the property of JAMES C. M’KINSTRY, Esq. After hearing the case the magistrates very properly committed him to gaol for a fortnight, or pay a fine of 11s. 6d.



We feel great pleasure in directing the attention of our readers to the report of the examination of Mr. LESTER’s school, on Wednesday and Thursday last. We are sorry it was not in our power to be present on these days, as we expected ; but we are informed the answering of the young gentlemen did great credit to the principal. We congratulate him on his success since he commenced his establishment, to which his character, his exertions to improve his pupils, and his abilities, justly entitle him.



FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 21.—Number last week, 483 ; admitted and born, 16; total, 499; discharged, 14 ; remaining on the above date, 485.



On Sunday evening last, in Beresford place, Armagh, at the house of her aunt, Catherine Elizabeth Swan, aged 19 years, second daughter of Thomas Swan, Curlough, near Caledon, Esq.

On Friday, the 20th inst., Christina Brockey, of this city, aged 106.

At Caen, where he had resided more than twenty years, J. S. Smith, Esq., brother of the late Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, and formerly Ambassador at Constantinople. He was well known as a learned antiquary, and for his general literacy attainments.



The depot of the 40th regiment marched into this city on Wednesday last, from Belturbet, under the command of Major R. CAMPBELL. Same morning the detachment of the 70th stationed here for some time past left for Newry.



On Friday last, while Constable MORROW was proceeding to Caledon, with a prisoner, his attention was directed to the Callen river, where he found an old man drowned, almost two perches from the Callen river bridge, in a part of the river usually used for bathing. The Constable immediately removed the deceased from the water, and made every exertion to restore life, but without effect. We understand the name of the deceased was PINKERTON, and that he lived about a mile beyond Tandragee. He had slept in Armagh the night previous, and had gone to the river on Friday morning for the purpose of bathing. He was about 83 years of age. In the absence of Mr. HENRY, Coroner, an inquest was held on the body by THOS. KIDD, Esq., J.P., and a verdict of accidental drowning returned.



On Wednesday the 18th inst., two men named PATRICK CROSSEY and JOHN MULLAN, (the latter better known by the cognomen Red Jack,) had a dispute about the right of property to a moss-bank in the townland of Derrymagoan, distant from Charlemont a mile and a half, in the former of which places they both resided. CROSSY [sic] having threatened to put MULLAN off the bank, the latter who had a spade in his hand, struck CROSSEY once or twice over the back and arm and subsequently on the head, above the ear, from which there was a considerable effusion of blood. He immediately fell and was conveyed home where he was attended by Doctors GILPIN of Copney, and LAVERY of Armagh. He suffered severely up to Sunday evening last, when he expired about half-past four o’clock. MULLAN as yet has not been apprehended, although a strict search was made for him by the Constabulary stationed in Moy



The Sessions for this division commenced on Thursday, before EDWARD TICKELL, Esq., Assistant-Barrister. The following are the only cases of importance :--

Cecil M’Shane was indicted for an assault on Margaret Burns, in March last, at Forkhill. Discharged.

Michael Collins, for a malicious assault on Henry Patterson, on 31st Jan. last, and also for a common assault on same person, at same time. Guilty ; one months’ imprisonment, and to a fine of £15 to prosecutor.

Anne Daily, John Bennett, and John Daily for an assault on Peter M’Glade on the 1st of May. Anne Daily was found guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of 5s., and to get security in £5 to keep the peace. The other prisoners were acquitted and discharged.

Michael Bennett, for an assault on Stephen Murphy, on 1st May near Camlough. Not guilty.

Patrick Jennings, for an assault on John Magennis, on 3d May last, at Newry. Not guilty.

John Mitchell for stealing two yards of cloth and a suit of clothes, the property of James Cruikshank, of Portadown. Not guilty.

The Civil business was then proceeded with. It was also unusually light—the entries did not exceed 76.

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