KILLYGLASSON PETIT SESSIONS
A new petit sessions has been established at Killyglasson,
near Black Lion, county Cavan, upon the requisitions of the
Right Hon. the Earl of Enniskillen,and Nicholas L.
Tottenham, Esq., who, at great personal inconvenience, has
kindly undertaken to preside in their official and hitherto
well-known capacity as magistrates. We congratulate the
inhabitants of this mountainous locality upon such an
appointment. Mr. Edward Litton has been appointed clerk.
STATE OF THE COUNTY LEITRIM
to murder has been made in the disturbed district of
Ballinamore. On the last market day a very respectable
man named Slack was fired at by a ruffian who made his
escape into the demesne of Garradise, although he had been
pursued by two policemen.--This is the second attempt at
murder since the melancholy event took place at Mr.
Percy's. It is certainly time the government should put a
stop to such "Tipperaryism."
DEATH OF MR. LAMAN BLANCHARD
It is our most
painful duty to announce the sudden death of Mr. Laman
Blanchard.--He had lately suffered a severe domestic
affliction ; and his unceasing anxiety during the progress of
the long and harassing illness in his family, which terminated
fatally, had so injured his health, that fits ensued, which
finally led to his death. He died about half-past one o'clock
on Saturday morning, and has left four orphan children to
lament his loss.
Mr. Blanchard is well known in
periodical literature. His graceful verses, his lively stories,
his wit that never had a touch of malice, are known to many
readers. There perhaps never was a man who had a readier
pen. A poem, an essay, a witty paragraph, seemed to spring
spontaneously from his brain. There was an amenity in
every thing he did; and, indeed, how could it be otherwise,
seeing that he himself was the very impersonation of
kindness and goodness of heart. Mr. Blanchard was long in
the service of literature. He was a member of the press in
various ways, for more than twenty years; beginning young,
and fighting an upward fight throughout--bravely,
independently, without envy or uncharitablenessóuntil he
reached the age of forty-two, when he died.
We may fearly
assert that no man ever ran the same career, in the same
circumstances, who left so few enemies, and so many,
many friends. These few facts are addressed to strangers.
His independence, his perseverance, his untiring kindness,
and his many sterling and amiable qualities, need no
demonstration to his acquaintance or his friends
A DURHAM BULL, two years and a half old; he is
upwards of ten cwt. weight--the property of Arthur
Walter Cope, Esq., Drummilly, Loughgall, where the Bull
may be seen on application to the Steward.
Drummilly, 24th Feb. 1845.
£15,000 TO BE LENT
AT FOUR ONE-FOURTH per cent., on Mortgage, as
first charge, or an adequate property.
Apply to J. T. BELL, Melbourne Terrace, Armagh.
FUNERAL OF CAPTAIN McLEOD
The remains of
this lamented gentleman were conveyed to their resting
place, Rossorry graveyard, on Friday last. All parties
mingled to testify their respect to the worthy gentleman,
and I have learned that a subscription has been commenced
to erect a suitable monument over his grave.
It has been erroneously
circulated that a pension of £100 had been granted Mrs.
M'Leod by the government.--She has got £100 a year,
but not from the Government--she got it out of a fund
from which she was ENTITLED TO AN ANNUITY--
the Reward Fund, into which her late husband annually
paid £5 for 20 years past." The widow and her family
left Fermanagh on Friday last.
DUBLIN AND ARMAGH INLAND RAILWAY
I was much interested in reading the report of an important meeting held in Armagh, on Saturday the 15th instant,
on the subject of the proposed Inland Railway from Dublin to
Armaghóa line, the utility of which I think few will dispute;
but in an able address by a gentleman (I think Mr. Cuming,)
it waS observed that if the proposed "BELFAST, DUBLIN, AND
COLERAINE JUNCTION" line be carried, the city of Armagh
would thereby suffer loss by not having another projected line
called the Armagh and Coleraine Railroad.
I beg leave to say that the "BELFAST, DUBLIN, AND COLERAINE JUNCTION" will be also an Armagh and Coleraine line,
as originally projected in 1836, and the division of making a
Coast Line instead of an Inland Line, caused the name merely
to be changed; but Armagh will be accommodated by a direct
line to meet the Portadown at or near Maghery, and then direct
to Coleraine; and, by the way, I may add there is every proba
bility that the road will be made as soon as the forms of parlia
ment admit of it as some of the most influential of the London
companies have passed a resolution to support it; as have some
other public bodies which will be known in due time ; and best
of all the share list closed this day, the whole of the capital
Your obedient servant,
D. R. GOODLATTE,
Secretary and Treasurer Dublin, Belfast,
and Coleraine Junction Railway.
Salem Lodge, Feb. 22, 1845.
BALLYMOYER, BALLEEK, AND LISSADIAN
The ploughing match of the above districts took place on
Tuesday last, in a field contiguous to Markethill. The day
was very favourable, and a great number assembled to witness
the contest, which was well competed. There were 30 ploughs
entered, 22 only appeared on the ground--9 in the first class,
and 13 in the second. The ploughing in every instance was
well executed. Nothing was wanting on the part of the
efficient Secretary, Mr. FERGUSON, to afford every accommoda
tion to the competitors. The prizes were awarded as follows:--
Class 1.--Loss Paul; Wm. Patterson; Henry Murphy;
James Hicks; Alexander Scott; Robert Elliott.
Class 2.--Robert Simpson; William Bobbs; James Boyle;
Mr. Garland; Thomas Ferguson; Isaac Kidd; Jas. Markly;
Judges--Messrs. Girvin, Marshall, and Toner.
Feb. 13, in the parish Church of Cappagh, by the Rev. H. H.
Harte, Rector, Montgomery Armstrong, of the Island of
Innishmore, Lough Erne, county Fermanagh, Esq., to Sarah,
daughter of John Buchanan, Esq., Bunnynubber, near Omagh.
Feb. 13, at the parish Church of Forkhill, by the Rev. Dr.
Campbell, Henry Stanley, Esq., M.D., fourth son of John
Stanley, Esq., of Armagh, to Francis Grace, only daughter of
Captain Robinson, Sub-Inspector of Revenue Police.
In St. Markís Church, yesterday, by the Rev. Robert Haig,
Mr. James Stoops of Killuney, to Miss Isabella Elliott, Palace,
On the 9th inst., at 12, Holland-street, Westminster, London,
Mr. William Jackson, Merchant, late of Moy, county Tyrone.
On the 10th inst., at Caledon, Jane, widow of the late Mr.
Feb. 7, at Southampton, Charlotte, daughter of Charles
Leslie, Esq., formerly of Glasslough, County Monaghan,
Subscriptions in the amount of £16 have been paid into the
Provincial Bank, in this city, for the widow and children of
THOMAS M'CREISH, whose melancholy death took place when
striving to rescue a perishing fellow-creature, which was
reported in this paper at the time it occurred. We are proud of
this philanthropic movement on the part of our fellow-citizens,
and hope it may not rest here.
W. H. CURRAN, Esq., held a commission for discharge of
insolvent debtors, in the Court-house of this city, on Wednesday,
the 19th instant. Ten debtors who were on bail were
discharged; none of those in custody were brought forward for
FERMANAGH FARMING SOCIETY
This branch of the Fermanagh Farming Society held its
Spring meeting at Kish, on the 21st instant, when the following
premiums were awarded:--
ARTIFICIAL GRASSES.--Mr. Wm Graham, Drumall, 1st;
Mr. John Johnston, Glenross, 2d; Mr. Archibald Hamilton,
DRAINING, ON THE PRINCIPLE OF MR. SMYTH, OF
DEANSTON.--Mr. Johnston M'Cue, Lurganboy, 1st; Mr.
Wm. Graham, Drumall, 2d; Mr. Wm. Morrison, Legnameltug,
3d; Mr. Wm. Irwin, Letter, 4th. In this class there were 17
TURNIPS.--Mr. M'Anevin, Liscurgh, 1st; Mr. Christopher
M'Mulkin, Crevnish, 2d; Mr. Edward Beggs, Tulnaguigy,
3d; Mr. Joseph Clark, 4th.
PLOUGHING.--First Class. Six competitors. Mr. William
Graham, Drumall (plough held by his son,) 1st; Mr. Thomas
Graham, Duross (plough held by his servant,) 2d; Mr.
Christopher M'Mulkin (plough held by himself,) 3d.
Second Class.—Mr. John M'Golrick, Tullycalrick, 1st; Mr.
John Johnston, Glenross (plough held by his son,), 2d.
In the evening a number dined together in the large room of
the Market-house. The chair was ably filled by Nicholas M.
Archdall, Esq., and the vice-chair by Henry M. Richardson,
Esq., when many appropriate toasts were drunk, and several
useful speeches made. The company separated at an early
hour, highly pleased at the apparent improvement made in
the different classes.