ENTERTAINMENT TO THE CHILDREN OF
On yesterday, the children and teachers of the
above schools, to the number of 400, were entertained by their esteemed and venerable pastor,
Archdeacon Saurin, in the lawn before his door,
with cakes and tea. A number of visitors were
present we noticed: Hon. Lady Lurgan, and family; Mrs. Blacker, Mrs. and the Misses Little;
Mrs. and the Misses Walker; Mrs. and the Misses
Atkinson; Rev. F. Crawford and Mrs. Crawford;
Rev. Mr. St. George and Mrs. St. George; Rev.
Mr. Cave and Mrs. Cave; the Misses Shillington,
Rev. Mr. Hunt, Rev. Mr. Carter, Rev. Mr. Dawson,
After the tea had been done full justice to, and
thanks returned, Mr. Cave addressed the children.
"God save the Queen" was then sung, and three
cheers having been given for her Majesty, for
"Old Ireland," "Old England," and the worthy
Archdeacon, all adjourned to the grounds where
games and amusements were entered into with
The Archdeacon and other subsequently ad-
dressed the children, and all separated delighted
with their evening's entertainment.
At a meeting of the
Dromore Presbytery, held in Hillsborough, on Friday,
the 1st instant, Mr. John Bell, son of Mr. Henry
Bell, Annahilt, and nephew of the Rev. John Bell, of
Clare, was licensed to preach the Gospel.
IN THE PRICE OF
WATCHES, CLOCKS, AND JEWELLERY.
BEGS LEAVE TO INFORM THE inhabitants of Portadown and the Public in general
that, owing to a decline in his health, he purposes
giving up the business in the above line, and
FROM AND AFTER 19th JULY,
Will SELL OFF his Entire Stock AT AND UNDER
Patent Lever Watches, formerly sold at £5, will
be Sold at £3 10s. Other Goods accordingly.
Portadown, 16th July, 1859.
GREAT CLEARANCE OF VERMIN
They shall DIE, and for EVER CEASE !!
Harper Twelvetrees' Mice and Rat Killer
IS the most delicious dainty every prepared for Vermin!
Mice cannot resist it ! ! They will come from their
holes, and follow it anywhere ; Eat it greedily and DIE
on the spot ! ! You may clear them by the score every
night and morning. A. Sixpenny Packet will kill 100
Mice and 50 Rats ! Sold in packets at 3d, 6d, and 1s.
each, by Grocers and Druggists throughout Ireland. If
not in stock sample packet will be sent by post (on
receipt of postage stamps) by T. H. EVANS, 67 Middle
Abbey-street, Dublin, Wholesale Agent for Ireland ; or,
HARPER TWELVETREES, "The Works," Bromley-
by-Bow, London, E.
SALES BY AUCTION
BEGS MOST RESPECTFULLY TO ANNOUNCE
that it is his intention to take out
LICENSE AS AUCTIONEER,
and that ON AND AFTER TO-DAY, (THURSDAY,)
7th JULY, he will be ready to conduct Sales of Crop,
Farming Stock, Household Furniture, and every other
description of Property.
From the attention which he will pay to the inter-
ests of those who may favor him with their Orders,
he trusts to be able to secure a share of public patronage.
Orders by Post, or left at his residence, Market-
street, Lurgan, will meet with every attention.
Attendance at Portadown on Saturdays at Mr.
Lurgan, 7th July, 1859.
HOUSE OR COTTAGE WANTED
TO CONTAIN FROM FOUR TO SIX ROOMS,
with Kitchen, &c., in this Town or its immediate
JOHN H. FARRELL.
Portadown, July 8, 1859.
M. R. BELL
LICENSED AUCTIONEER & VALUATOR.
AGENT to the White Star Packets from Liverpool
to Australia and New Zealand; the Liverpool,
New York, and Philadelphia Steam-ship Company;
and the Montreal Ocean Steamship Company;
STEAM FROM LIVERPOOL TO NEW YORK.
Kangaroo, Wednesday, July 20.
City of Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Every alternate Wednesday.
STEAM TO QUEBEC.
The Montreal Royal Mail Steamers.
North Briton (s.s.), Wednesday, July 13.
Anglo-Saxon (s.s.), Wednesday, July 20.
STEAM DIRECT FROM BELFAST TO NEW YORK.
City of Manchester (s.s.), Kennedy, Wednesday, July 27
Every four weeks.
PACKET SHIPS TO NEW YORK.
America, Howe, 3500, July 9.
J. Stuart, -----, -----, July 8.
Henry Clay, Caulkins, 3500, July 13.
Marguette, -----, -----, July 16.
J. Webb, -----, -----, July 18.
Sea King, Barker, 3000, July 8.
Lewcothea, Grey, 3000, July 15.
For particulars of Fares and Inland Routes apply to
R. H. WARDEN,
60, Waring-street, Belfast.
or to WILLIAM HALL, Portadown.
DIRECT STEAM COMMUNICATION
BELFAST TO NEW YORK,
ONCE A MONTH.
THE LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK, AND PHILADELPHIA Steamships, are appointed to Sail
from Belfast to New York, (calling at Cork,) as follows:
Steam-ships. Tons. Captains. To sail.
CITY OF MANCHESTER, 2109, J. Kennedy, July 27.
FUTURE SAILINGS WILL BE DULY ADVERTISED.
Box and Bale Goods, 60s per ton measurement, and 5
per cent. primage ; Coarse Goods per agreement.
Cabin, FIFTEEN GUINEAS ; Steerage, SIX GUINEAS; which includes an ample supply of Provisions,
cooked and served by the Company's Stewards.
For further particulars apply, in Glasgow, to R.
THOMPSON & Co., 83, Jamaica-street; in Queenstown,
to C. & W. D. SEYMOUR & Co.; in Liverpool, to W.
INMAN, 62 and 68, Tower-Buildings, South, 22, Water street;
Or at Office of the Company,
103, Victoria-street, Belfast.
JOHN (sic) M'KEE, Agent
BUILDING AND CHAPEL FUND
THE ANNUAL SERMONS ON BEHALF OF THE ABOVE FUND, will be Preached in the WESLEYAN CHAPEL, THOMAS-STREET, on TO-MORROW, Sunday, 24th July, by the Rev. JOHN NELSON.
On each a COLLECTION will be made.
ADDRESS AND PESENTATION
TO THE REV. CHARLES GRANT. On Tuesday, the 11th inst., a deputation of the Members of the Wesleyan Society, Limerick, waited on the Rev. Charles L. Grant, on his removal from that city to Drogheda, and presented him with an Address and a beautiful Ten Service; we copy the following extract from the address:--
However unwilling, we must now admit that the time of your departure is at hand. Your ministerial course amongst us has ceased. We feel it deeply. We regret it exceedingly, and heartily wish it were otherwise. But we must give you up ; we cannot retain you. God has owned your labours in his Church here, and now He calls you to work in another part of the vineyard. Our prayers will follow you. Our spirits will unite, and ascend to the God of all grace, that He may bless you and make you a blessing.
Mr. Grant is son-in-law of our townsman, the Rev. John Armstrong, Wesleyan Minister. Lurgan Gazette.
SELLING BEER WITHOUT LICENSE
Head-constable Scott v Anne Jane Stewart, for selling beer without a license.
The witnesses underwent a hot examination from the Head-constable, but, as the magistrates at the Petty Sessions expressed it, it was almost impossible to get truthful evidence in a case of the sort, and they dismissed the case.
Same v William Mann, for a like offence. Fined 5s and costs.
DEATH OF HENRY GREER, ESQ., SOLICITOR
The town of Lurgan has had a great gloom cast over it, by the sudden and unexpected decease of the above deeply lamented gentleman.
He had gone on Saturday last to practice with the Lurgan Demesne Cricket Club, (of which he was an active member.) previous to a contest between that Club and the Banbridge one. While he was practising at the wicket, and as a match was being made, he was observed to stagger and fall, and although medical aid was almost immediately at hand, in a few minutes he had ceased to exist. Lurgan Gazette.
In the Rev. Mr. Flavells garden, Loughgall, a stalk bearing the extraordinary number of 54 potatoes was dug up last week.
METHODIST PREACHERS FOR 1859-60
STATIONS OF THE PRIMITIVE WESLEYAN
METHODIST PREACHERS FOR 1859-60.
Dublin—James Griffin, J. C. Ramsay, George
Revington, Resident Secretary ; D. D. Heather, D.D.,
Travelling Secretary ; Alexander Stuart, super-
numerary, Editor of the Magazine ; John White,
Thomas Griffin, Chairman of District.
Cork—Thomas C. Maguire, A. A. Ramsay.
Thomas M'Fann, Chairman of District.
Limerick—T. A. Jones.
Roscrea and Cloughjordan—Samuel Larminie,
Abraham Dobbin, supernumerary.
T. A. Jones, Chairman of the District.
Longford and Roscommon—W. Mervyn, J. Haron.
Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon—Joseph M'Cormick.
Joseph M'Cormick, Chairman of the District.
Clones—James Wilson, T. M'Cappin, James Moffett,
Cavan—William Armstrong, T. Hall.
Newtownbutler—Alexander Campbell, R. Kane.
Ballyjamesduff and Kells—A. Elliott, A. M'Cormick.
James Wilson, Chairman of the District.
Enniskillen—John Todd, John Willis.
Maguiresbridge—Thomas Abraham, James Elliott,
William Herbert, sen., John Taylor, supernumeraries.
Lowtherstown—John M'Ilroy, R. Ker.
Thomas Abraham, Chairman of District.
Ballyshannon—J. Irwin, J. Carson.
Springfield and Derrygonnelly—Wm. Graham, Wm.
J. Henning, Chairman of District.
Londonderry-- W. B. Monahan.
Newtownstewart and Strabane—R. Dawson, A.
R. Dawson, Chairman of District.
Charlemont—John Heatly, Thomas Hurst.
Armagh—John Carlisle, J. Watson, Robert Magowan,
Tandragee and Portadown—John Thompson, Bernard
John Heatley, Chairman of District.
Belfast—W. Craig, W. Flagherty, James Harvey and
W. Scott, supernumeraries.
Downpatrick—George Heany, Daniel Henderson.
W. Craig, Chairman of District.
Kerry—A. Ford, R. Johnston.
Queen's County—John Wherry, President of Confe-
Sligo—W. Lindsay, G. Lovett.
Dundalk—R. Kerr, sen.
Belfast, Crumlin-road—John Kerr.
On Wednesday last, the wife of Mr. J. Wright, Painter,
Dungannon-street, of a son.
On yesterday, the wife of T. Shillington, Esq., Market-
street, of a daughter.
July 7, at Armagh, the wife of the Rev. James M. H.
Strangways, of a son.
July 6, at the Parsonage, Drumbanagher, the wife of
the Rev. C. L. Maclean, of a son.
On the 21st, at Seagoe House, the wife of the Rev. Ambrose S. C. B. Cave, of a son.
July 12, at St. George's Church, Dublin, by the Rev.
Mr. Barton, Mr. Patrick Ross Mackintosh, of Banbridge,
to Sarah, only daughter of Mr. Robert Shaw, of Banbridge.
On the 12th inst., in the Presbyterian Church, Marys Abbey, Dublin, by the Rev. James Bell, Tandragee, Mr. Hugh Wright, of Dublin, to Maryanne Kinkead, daughter of James Kinkead, Esq., Tandragee.
In this town, on Thursday, the infant son of Mr. R.
July 9, in the townland of Serse, near Newry, Mr. Wm.
Kelly, farmer, aged 108 years.
On the 14th inst., in Dublin, Simon Armstrong, Esq., of Hollymount House, J.P. and D.L. for Fermanagh.
On Thursday last, in this town, the infant son of Mr. Thomas Guy.
NEW TURNIP SEEDS
EACH KIND WARRANTED TO BE SAVED
from selected Bulbs, on sale by
1st June, 1859
AN OUT-DOOR & IN-DOOR
Must be educated and respectable. Will be liberally
JOHN H. FARRELL.
WEEKLY NEWS OFFICE.
PATENT PEAT CHARCOAL
Patent Peat Charcoal Works,
THERE IS A CONSTANT SUPPLY at the above
Works of PATENT PEAT CHARCOAL, for
Agricultural and Sanitary Operations.
From its antiseptic qualities, and the rapid growth
it causes, it is particularly adapted to mix with the
manures used in planting Potatoes, and sowing
Turnips, Mangel Wurtzel, &c., &c.
Mr. DAVID WELLS, The Farm Yard, Lurgan, who
has used it for many Seasons, in forming his manure
heaps and mixing with other manures, will kindly
bear testimony to its efficacy.
All Orders, addressed as above, will be punctually
Price at the Factory, 40 Shillings per Ton, bulking
about 20 Sacks.
NOTICE OF REMOVAL
PLUMBER AND GAS-FITTER,
BEGS TO ACQUAINT HIS FRIENDS AND THE
Public that he has Removed his Business from
CHURCH-PLACE to WILLIAM STREET, LURGAN opposite
Mr. Robert Armstrong's Pork Store.
J. C. will be constantly supplied with Force, Farm
Yard, Liquid Manure, and Public Pumps ; Common
Lift Pumps, with Brass, Lead, and Copper Chambers;
Water Closet Fittings; Hot, Cold, and Shower Baths;
Garden Engines; Bidets and Wash-hand Basins,
fitted up on the most improved principles; Milled and
Cast Lead ; Patent Lead Piping, of all descriptins,
supplied on the most reasonable terms.
Orders punctually attended to, and competent work-men sent to all parts of the country.
Metal Spouting and Malleable Iron Piping of all
sizes ; Toes and Knees, &c.
Tin and Copper Work of all descriptions neatly ex-
Lurgan, July, 1859.
REGIMENT. Lieut.-Col. Caulfeild has resigned in favor of Major Cross.
CASE OF STABBING
On Saturday night last, two men, named Wells and O'Hara, who had been drinking until a late hour in a public house at Dollingstown. On their way home, they got up a quarrel between them, when Wells was stabbed in the abdomen by O'Hara. Wells now lies in a very precarious state in the Hospital of the Lurgan Union Workhouse, while O'Hara awaits, in Downpatrick gaol, the result of his brutal conduct
PORTADOWN PETTY SESSIONS
FRIDAY, JULY 22.
Magistrates present T. A. Shillington, J. O. Woodhouse, and W. Reid, Esqrs.
The cases were unimportant.
The Town Commissioners v Joseph Milksop, one of our town vagabones, for playing ball on the public street. To be imprisoned for one month.
Margaret Reid v Margaret McLindon, for using abusive language. Dismissed.
Head-constable Scott v. John McMannis, of Springfield, for having in his possession an untrue beam and scales. Fined 5s and costs, and scales be forfeited.
Isaac Taylor v. Thomas Lavery, Thomas Bennett, and Meredith McCann, for an assault on 10th July. This arose out of wearing an orange lily. Fined 6s each and costs.
McCann had a cross case against Taylor which was dismissed.
Jane Gordon v. Mary Martin, both of Portadown, for assault. Fined 6d and costs.
DUBLIN AND BELFAST JUNCTION RAILWAY
The National Cattle Show for 1859 will be held at Dundalk on the 27th, 28th, and 29th July.
ON EACH DAY A SPECIAL TRAIN WILL
leave Portadown at 9.15 a.m., stopping at all Stations, and arriving at Dundalk at 10.40 p.m. ; and will leave Dundalk to return at 7.10 p.m. arriving at Portadown at 8.30 p.m., in time for the trains to Armagh and Dungannon.
On the 27th a train will leave Dundalk at 10.30 p.m., after the Banquet, stopping at all Stations, and by which Passengers for Stations between Portadown and Belfast can travel.
On the 29th by the 9.15 a.m. train Return Tickets, at Single Fares, will be issued to Dundalk.
For further particulars see bills.
H. M. BOURNE,
Dundalk, 15th July, 1859.
meeting held in the Town Hall, July 9 present:
Messrs. John Sinnamon, Thos. Woodhouse, Samuel
Woodhouse, William M'Adam, Francis Johnston,
and William Carrick.
Dr. Stewart handed in his
quarterly report, by which it appears there of new
cases during the quarter relieved at the dispensary,
123; on visiting tickets, 51 total, 174 ; and 76
children successfully vaccinated. The committee
cancelled relief ticket, No. 356, the person being
considered able to pay for medicine and not entitled
Portadown Penny Savings' Bank.
THE GREAT SUCCESS THAT HAS Attended the establishment of Penny Savings'
Banks has led to the foundation of one of those
useful institutions for the benefit of the Inhabitants of Portadown and its neighbourhood. The
co-operation of a number of persons, anxious that
the opportunity should be afforded for the cultivation of saving habits among the industrial classes,
was sought for and cheerfully given, and a Com-
mittee has been formed, Rules have been framed,
and a plan of operations has been decided upon.
By the kind permission of the Town Commissioners the Deposits will be received in the Courthouse, Town-hall, every Monday evening, between
the hours of Seven and Half-past Eight, thus affording the facilities of a central situation, and a
convenient time for the attendance of Depositors.
The Rules have been drawn up with a due regard
to the interests of the Depositors, as will be seen
by the extract furnished below.
The Committee feel assured that they need not
dwell on the great advantages to be secured by
habits of saving among the working classes; nor
need they point out to those classes the duty of
saving the small sums, which are too often squandered with thoughtlessness, only to be remembered
with regret in the day of sickness and trouble.
They leave the virtue of frugality to be enlarged
upon by every Minister of religion, every Sunday
School Teacher, every employer, and every head
of a family, believing that the measure of success
attending the Bank must mainly depend on the
help of those whose influence should be exerted in
favor of thrift and prudence.
Experience has shown that the penny saved has
been followed by another and another till pence
have amounted to shillings, and even pounds, thus
forming a resource for the hour of need.
EXTRACT FROM THE RULES.
VII. The sum deposited at one time must not
be less than One Penny, nor more than Ten Shil-
lings, and no fractional part of a penny shall be
received or paid. The total Deposits are not to
exceed Ten Pounds.
Interest at the rate of 6d in the Pound per
annum will be allowed on every Pound deposited
before January and July in each year, provided
the Money is left in the Bank for Six Months after
either of those dates. No interest will be allowed
for any fractional part of a Pound.
XIII.—The Accounts shall be made up to the
31st December and 30th June in each year, and
Audited during the succeeding fortnight by two
Auditors, to be elected annually for that purpose
at the General Meeting in July—one by the Com-
mittee, the other by the Depositors.
JOHN O. WOODHOUSE, Esq., J.P., Chairman of
the Town Commissioners.
THOMAS A. SHILLINGTON, Esq., J.P.
JOHN J. MARLAY, Esq., J.P.
THOMAS CARLETON, Esq.
COMMITTEE OF SUPERINTENDENCE .
Messrs. Averell Shillington,
William J. Paul,
Messrs. John Shillington,
James D. Mitchel.,
David W. Irwin,
Andrew J. Lutton,
Messrs. T. Shillington, (3)
R. W. Mathews,
William Little, jun.
H. Montgomery, jun
William J. Paul,
Messrs. Samuel Carrick,
T. Shillington, (2)
Wm. N. Atkinson,
With power to add to their numbers.
Mr. GEORGE KINKEAD.
Mr. HAMILTON ROBB.
Office—Court House, Town-hall. Open every
Monday Evening from Seven to Half-past Eight
The Bank will be Opened for Business from
MONDAY, 4th JULY.
BENJAMIN P. DAVIDSON,
House, Land, and General Commission Agent,
39, ABBEY-STREET, ARMAGH.
Rents collected and Commissions executed on
A YOUNG MAN IN BUSINESS ON HIS OWN
A YOUNG MAN IN BUSINESS ON HIS OWN
account in Liverpool for the last five years, which
does not fully occupy his time, would be glad to treat
for an Agency with any respectable party in Ireland.
Unexceptionable references given.
Address "E.," care of Mr. H. MONTGOMERY, jun.,
BELFAST APOTHECARIES' HALL
We beg to call particular attention to our large stock of
ELASTIC STOCKINGS, KNEE CAPS, &c.
(In Silk and Thread)
Of best quality, and at moderate prices.
Directions for Measurement sent free by post on application.
Of every make and finish, including Salmon & Oly's, Cole's
& Green's, for the latter of which we are the
SOLE AGENTS IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND.
WALTER J. WHEELER.
A GARDENER WANTED,
ON FIRST OF AUGUST, AT DERRY LODGE.
Lurgan, July 13, 1859.
Portadown Monthly Horse Fair.
THE PUBLIC are requested to take notice, that
the above HORSE FAIR is now regularly held
on the THIRD SATURDAY of each Month.
May 6, 1859.
CHEAP AND EASY WASHING
FOR CHEAP AND EASY WASHING
WITHOUT RUBBING THE CLOTHES, USE
HARPER TWELVETREES' PENNY PATENT SOAP
POWDER, by which the saving of time, trouble,
labour, firing, and soap is astonishingly great. No rubbing required, however dirty the clothes. The effect is
really wonderful. A penny packet is equal to ten pennyworth of soap. Read what other people say:-"
servant can get all the washing done by herself before
dinner, which used to take two persons a whole day."—
Joseph Cumber, Wilton-park Iron-works.
and other garments, from not being rubbed, last twice as
long as when they are washed in the old way."—Ann
"We have done our washing, without
a washerwoman, in three hours, which used to take from
six o'clock in the morning, till six at night."—Mrs. E.
"The saving is so great, that one
woman can do as much as five can do with soap and soda."
Mr. Canning, Barnsley.
Patentee, Harper Twelvetrees, "The Works," Three
Mills Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London, E., and sold by
grocers and chemists everywhere. Also ask for Harper
Twelvetrees' "Eggs and Butter Powder," for making
plum puddings, currant and other rich tea cakes, butter
puddings, pancakes, and all kinds of delicious pastry,
without the use of butter or eggs. A penny packet is
equal to nine eggs ! !
Wholesale agent for Ireland, J. H. EVANS, 67,
Middle Abbey-Street, Dublin.
Constable McLoughlin v. William McGurk, and James Gelson, for obstruction, by fighting on the street. Fined 1s each and costs.
Sub-constable Quin v. Hugh Tennison, for not having his name on his cart. Fined 1s and costs.
Sarah Magee v. Mary Marlay, for using abusive language. Bound over to keep the peace.
PROPOSALS ARE INVITED FOR THE IMMEDIATE ERECTION OF A GALLERY in the Church of Knockamuckly, near Portadown, in accordance with the Plans and Specifications of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
The Plans and Specifications may be seen at the residence of the Incumbent, Rev. A. DAWSON, Drumlin, Portadown ; or, at the Office of the Architect, WILLIAM FULLERTON, Esq., Palace Row, Armagh.
The Rev. John Hall, of Dublin, and Mr. Kinghan, Principal of the Ulster Society Institution for promoting the education of the Deaf, &c., held a meeting in the Duke of Manchesters School-house, Portadown, on Thursday last.