Armagh Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

July, 1845  


HAVING paid off all debts known to us that were due by Mr. SINCLAIR ORR, of Loughgall, we hereby notify that if any Debt be omitted or remain due, the parties to whom it may be due will please produce the same to us at Loughgall, and it shall be promptly paid. All accounts due to Mr. SINCLAIR ORR, are requested to be paid to us before the 1st of August next. Proceedings will be taken for the recovery of any outstanding after that date.
Loughgall, June 21, 1845.



The sessions for this division commenced on Wednesday last, before EDWARD TICKELL, Esq., Assistant Barrister. When the proclamation was read, the following gentlemen having answered to their names, were empanelled on the grand jury :-- GEORGE BARNES, Esq., foreman, Samuel Gardner, George Armstrong, William Christian, Sinclair Carroll, Robert Cochrane, James Bennett, Richard Vogan, John Corrigan, Thomas Armstrong, Matthew Robert Bell, Robert Barnes, James Cuming, Robert M’Endow, John M’Watters, Hugh Treanor, Robert Gilmore, Philip Keenan, James Stanley, William Gardner, Robert Fulton, Thomas Smith, and John Simpson, Esqrs. There were 331 civil bills and 30 notices for registry of arms. The following cases were for trial: Sally Brown, for as- saulting Catherine Stuart ; to appear when called on. Hugh Prior, for assaulting James Cullen, and being one of a party who robbed him of 7s. 6d. ; not guilty. William Hutchison, alias Culberts, for presenting a written order, signed Wm. Murray, to James Close, for the purpose of obtaining goods under false pretences ; no prosecution. Sally Black, alias Mary Farrell, for stealing a silver watch and chain ; did not appear when called on to take her trial. Fanny Wilson, for taking from the person of Daniel Martin the sum of £12; not guilty. Ellen Morgan, for stealing a plaid handkerchief, the property of John C. Adams : three months at hard labour, last week soli- tary. George Sheeran, for stealing a cow, the property of William Grimeson ; imprisoned six months from date of committal. Catherine Stuart and Anne English, for stealing from the person of Charles Johnston the sum of 12s. 6d. ; Catherine Stuart to be transported for 7 years; Anne English six months at hard labour. Mary Bennett, child stealing ; two months at hard labour. Bell Skiffington, and Mary Skiffington, for stealing a quan- tity of turf, the property of P. Keenan; discharged—jury could not agree. Wm. Lennon, jun., John Lennon, Wm. Lennon, sen., Jas. Toner, and Peter Lennon, assault on Owen Donnelly; fined 6d., paid and discharged. Benjamin Running and John Running, assaulting James Bradshaw ; imprisoned four months. John Kinney, assaulting Michael Power ; imprisoned one month. John Preston, assaulting Lushington Dickson ; not guilty.



Eliza Campbell, stealing wearing apparel ; imprisoned nine months from date of committal.
Mary Jane Campbell, stealing a barrow trundle and cotton bonnet; imprisoned six months.
Eliza Kerr, stealing a cock and two hens ; imprisoned one month.
Alice Toal, stealing an iron back-band and a white petticoat; imprisoned six months.
John Corrigan and Owen Clarke, assault and attempt of a rape on Mary M’Quade ; Clarke nine months, and pay prosecutor 10s, or three months longer ; Corrigan four months, and 10s., or three months longer, and bail to keep the peace.
James Callison, forcible possession; three months imprisonment.
Eliza Liggin and Jane Liggin, forcible possession ; to be im- prisoned one fortnight.
Wm. Armstrong, assault and rescue; to be imprisoned three months, and pay prosecutor 10s. Samuel Burns, same ; to be imprisoned one month.
James Gaddis, assaulting John Shields; to pay prosecutor £2, or three months imprisonment.



It is reported to be the intention of Government to expend £4000 in improving the Barracks of this city so as to afford accommodation for a depot.—We have not heard the statement from any authentic quarter ; but we hope if such a determination has not been come to by government, it soon may. The Barracks at present are about as miserable as could be found in the kingdom, and not such as a city like Armagh should have



Mr. Cherry of Loughgall, has been de- clared contractor for the enlargement of the Gaol—his contract was £5,179 4s 5d, but he signed a consent to take it at £5,000, with the privilege of applying to a future Grand Jury for the balance, and leaving it to their option to give or withhold. Mr. Carroll’s tender was for £4,900 odd, but was rejected for infor- mality.



From the First Day of November next, THAT desirable Residence, Killean Cottage, with 17-1/2 Acres of prime Land, within One Mile of Armagh, on the Markethill Road. For particulars apply to Dr. LEEBODY, Portadown ; or Mr. BOYLE, on the Premises.



The following gentlemen were sworn on the Petit Jury : --Messrs. William Rainey, Henry Savage, J.H. Cardwell, Richard Lindsey, Adam Ledlie, Sinclair Carroll, Alexander Kinmouth, Robert Gilmore, Robert M’Endow, Simon Sinclair, Crozier Christie, and John Moore. Essy M’Kee and Mary Anne North, for stealing a coat, shawl and handkerchief, the property of Patrick M’Kenna, at Armagh, on 27th June last. Essy M’Kee, Guilty—to be imprisoned six months and kept at hard labour. Mary Anne North, Not Guilty. Edward Burns was indicted for stealing a cow, the property of Susanna Carroll, on 11th July, 1842. Not guilty. James Hughes, for a rescue and assault on Joseph Brady and Bernard Magennis, and also for a riot. No prosecution. Magaret Ownes, for stealing some potatoes, the property of John Morrison, on the 24th February last, at Tullyorier. No prosecution. Jane Rolleston, alias Campbell, for stealing a gown, the pro- perty of Sarah Rooney, on the 28th ult., at Portadown. In the absence of Sarah Rooney, Thomas M’Caffrey, a Policeman, was examined. He proved to have gone to the prisoner’s house and got part of a gown from her, and then going to the pawnbroker’s and receiving the remainder of the pieces by producing a ticket which he got from the prisoner. Sarah Rooney was next called up, but could give no evidence as to the identity of the property, it having been dyed after it was stolen. Accordingly the prisoner was acquitted and dis- charged. Mary M’Gowan, for stealing a pair of trousers, on 8th July, the property of John Dunleavy, of Armagh. Guilty—to be imprisoned three months at hard labour. Owen Fearon was indicted for passing a forged check on the Armagh branch of the Belfast Banking Company, to John Bennie, Esq., Newry. James Burns examined—Lives in Newry, in this county; is in the employment of Mr. Bennie, a metal founder; knows pri- soner at the bar; saw him there on 5th May last; he was in- quiring the price of metal spouting ; purchased some, with other things, to the amount of £3 18s. ; gave a cheque on the Belfast Banking Company for the sum of £8; left it on the desk till Mr. Bennie would ocme in ; Mr. Bennie came in afterwards and made no objection ; paid prisoner the difference ; prisoner said, when he was selecting the pieces, that Mr. Cope lived in Drumilly, and that he was in his employment; took the cheque next day to the Bank of Ireland branch, in Newry, where it was refused. Arthur Cope, Esq., was then sworn and examined—Lives in Drumilly, in this county ; does not know prisoner ; never em- ployed him; the cheque produced with his name to it is a for- gery; never gave any authority to any person to put his (wit- ness’s) name to a cheque; does not know of any person of the same name; has no business with the Belfast Banking Com- pany. Guilty. There was another case of an exactly similar nature against the prisoner ; but in consequence of Mr. Cope not being in court when called upon, the prisoner was acquitted. Nancy Dogherty, for stealing a pig’s head, on 12th July, from John Lavery, at Portadown. Guilty—three months at hard labour. John White, for firing a loaded gun with intent to murder James Jamison, on the 3d of March last, also for a grievous bodily assault. James Jamison, the prosecutor, having entreated his Lord- ship not to try the case, as he believed that the prisoner deeply regretted having committed the offence, the prisoner was ac- quitted and discharged. Patrick Martin, for stealing some turf, the property of John Rafferty, on 12th July last, was fined 6d., and discharged. Edward Jones, for stealing three pigs’ heads, the property of John M’Gowan, on 12th July, at Portadown. Pleaded guilty. To be imprisoned three months at hard labour. The Court then adjourned to next morning.



A circumstance of a rather singular and unpleasant nature, and which shows the strictness of the new law, took place a short time since at Charlemont. A couple in the act of weaving the silken chord, and when the ceremony was half gone through, was stopped suddenly by the officiating minister receiving a notice to the effect that the bridegroom was a minor. Disappointed, the bridal party left the altar, and the expiration of three weeks again returned, fully qualified, when the remaining part of the interesting scene was effected.



On Thursday night last, the 24th inst., about eleven o’clock, a woman was found lying on the street, opposite a lodging-house in Ogle-street, near Chapel-lane, with her throat cut and mangled in a most shocking manner. The first persons who discovered her was a man named MICHAEL RICE and a policeman—she was taken into the lodging-house, and Mr. KELLY, of the police, together with Surgeons LESLIE and LAVEREY, and Dr. COLVAN, were promptly in attendance ; the latter gentleman had her brought up to the county infirmary, where she was most carefully at- tended to, and her wounds properly dressed by Drs. ROBINSON, and COLVAN. The windpipe, as well as the passage to the stomach was divided, the bleeding, however, was not very great, none of the larger blood vessels being wounded ; but almost the entire of any fluid attempted to be swallowed since has escaped at the wound in the throat. She is considered by her medical attendant as still in great danger. She tells a curious story about the affair, and has persisted in it all through, attesting it in the most solemn manner. She states that at about half past nine or ten o’clock on the night before mentioned, she left the house she lodged at in Ogle-street, “for a little walk” down Dobbin-street ; that at the entrance to the lane leading to the demesne gate, she saw a man and woman (the description of whose persons, &c., are in the hands of the authorities) talking. They spoke to her, and she replied ; they then began to laugh and joke, and at last laid hold of her, and dragged her down into the lane, she struggling to get away. The woman (or person dressed like a woman) then laid hold of her arms behind, pi nioning her that she could not move, the man at the same time tied a handkerchief across her mouth behind her head, and placing his hand on it, he set to deliberately to cut her throat She thinks she would not have escaped with her life, had not the Primate’s gate been opened, and a light exhibited, for what purpose she does not know, unless closing the gate, when they let her go—she then fell, and when she arose again, which she did by her own aid alone, she made her way to the lodging- house, where she had stopped the night before, and fell fainting and exhausted at the door, where she was found. A considera- ble quantity of blood was found where she described, next day, and a common table knife, with some blood on it, was found as if it had been flung over a wall which divides the lane from premises adjoining. Fama clamosa, in other words common re- port, loudly asserts she did it herself ; she was from the first quite rational, and most wonderfully collected considering what had occurred to her. She lived three years with a family in Dobbin-street, as servant, and was well behaved and honest ; her former master seeing her distressed situation, had given her a little help the day before. She has friends living near Killilea, and all who know her state her to be a woman of good charac- ter. She had been married, but has lived for some years apart from her husband, and is about 39 years of age. For particu- lar reasons her name is suppressed at present.



While we have gratifying intelligence from all parts of the country that the processions in commemoration of the battle of the Boyne, passed off quietly ; we sincerely regret to state that in this city a different result has to be recorded. The lodges in the neighbourhood of Armagh assembled and marched in procession to Drumilly, where they were met by an immense body of orangemen, and every thing there was peaceful, as the letter of our correspondent testifies. While passing through the city in the morning there was nothing but peace and good order. In the evening, however, the scene changed. On their return home a fearful collision took place at the corner of Ogle- street, adjoining Thomas-street ; several shots were fired, and stones thrown, which terminated in the death of one individual and the wounding of several others. Upon intelligence of the riot having reached the grand jury, who were engaged at the fiscal business, three of the magistrates left the room.—Mr. Paton and Counsellor Robinson to the scene of riot, where they used every exertion to make peace, while Mr. Dobbin ran for the military, whose appearance was attended by a cessation of hostilities. The damage done to the houses in the vicinity of the affray is very great ; scarcely a window that has not been broken by either bullets or stones. Innumerable are the rumours of the origin of the row, which we need not here state, as the whole matter is being investigated before theCorner [sic] and Lord Gosford, Lord Lieutenant of the County, and several magistrates. The following are the names of the sufferers :-- William Magee—Gunshot in the left should—(Serious.) Thomas Corr do. of right shoulder. John Boyle do. of right groin, penetrating into abdo- men, with hemorrhage. Since dead. William Carson—Contusion of face and body.—(Serious.) Eliza Anderson—Gunshot wound, passing through the left ankle joint. Jane Carson—Contusion of the eye and body; wife of Wm. Carson. (Serious.) Anne Maguire—Gunshot wound in the right side of abdomen. (Serious.) There were several other slighter cases, but for whom there was not room in the hospital. At two o’clock yesterday Boyle was interred. The funeral was attended by Primate Crolly and a vast concourse, who went and returned in an orderly and peaceable manner. The High Sheriff had the precaution to order out some of the Scotch Greys and a party of the 46th.



ANDERSON, Lewis; Captain of the police; County Inspector of Constabulary; examined as a witness - ARMSTRONG, Dr. - BALL, Judge - BARNES, William; resident in Scotch-street, city of Armagh; actively used his influence to keep back the crowd; also examined as a witness; Clerk of the Petty Sessions; hit by a few stones; bound to appear at next Assizes, and prosecute, under a penalty of £50 - BLAIN, Alexander; engaged in riot - BOYD, David; of Charter School-lane; observed firing a shot at Gribbin’s corner - BOYD, Mr.; resident in Dobbin-street - BOYLE, John, deceased; died from gunshot wound in the right groin; before he died, answered that he did not know who wounded him; died in about two hours after being brought to the Infirmary; was observed to be throwing stones in Ogle-street and was shot after throwing a stone - BOYLE, Mr.; father of the deceased; appeared at the end of the first day, after the funeral for his son; stated that “he was in humble circumstances, and could not well afford the expense” (of hiring legal counsel), whereupon MOORE and STANLEY, counsel and solicitor, respectively, for the orangemen, stated that they would advise their clients to consent to their withdrawing from the investigation - BROWN, Charles; a hotel-keeper, in Scotch-street, Armagh - BURLINGTON, Mr.; resident at the head of Scotch-street - BURNS, Barney; carman; threw stones at the man on the horse - CAMPBELL, Major; Commander of the troops stationed in Armagh - CAMPBELL; nephew of Peter M’Shane; had stones in his hand - CARVILL, Mr.; resident of Thomas-street, Armagh; windows were smashed - CASSIDY, David; examined as a witness; lives in Thomas-street, Armagh, in Mr. CARVILL’s house; bound over in £50 to prosecute his informations at the next Spring Assizes (as were most, if not all, witnesses) - CHERRY, Mr. L.; resident in the vicinity of the riot; walls, doors and windows of house had marks of pistol-bullets - COLVIN, John, M.D.; examined as a witness; in attendance at the infirmary when four persons were brought there who had been shot - COMBINE, John; observed throwing stones - COOKE, Thomas; worked in the Primate’s demesne; had been a soldier in the 15th regiment, but had got off; was a drummer in the Orange procession; was observed firing a shot from Mrs. Gribbin’s corner - COYLE, Anthony; witness; lived in Armagh; car-driver, in the employment of Mr. WILTSHIRE, hotel-keeper; drove John KITSON on a car to Loughgall - CROSS; in attendance at the infirmary when four persons were brought there who had been shot - CUNNINGHAM, Robert; observed throwing stones up Ogle- street - CUNNINGHAM, William; servant to Dr. Robinson, of the Observatory; dressed in livery; engaged in riot - DAVIDSON, Mr., resident on Ogle-street, Armagh; walls, doors and windows of house had marks of pistol-bullets - DOBBIN, Mr. Leonard (late), late magistrate - DOBBIN, Mr., Magistrate - DONNELLY, James; witness brought in by the father of the deceased; marble-polisher; living in Armagh - DOUGAN; residence in Charter School-lane, from which John BOYLE was removed to the infirmary - DUFFY, Patrick; witness; resident in Armagh; car-driver, in the service of Charles BROWN, a hotel-keeper, in Scotch-street, Armagh; have been thirteen years in Armagh; was employed to drive a car in part of the Orange procession to Loughgall, and to return to Armagh; bound in a penalty of £50 to appear at the assizes and prosecute - EDGAR, Moses; son of, engaged in riot - EVANS, Thomas; observed throwing stones at the party in Ogle- street - FERGUSON, David; at the scene of riot - GARLAND, Mr., workman at building of houses in Ogle-street; engaged in the riot; resident of Armagh - GILLESPIE, Thomas; observed throwing stones - GORDON, Midley; at the scene of the riot - GOSFORD, Lord; Governor of the county - GRAY; resident in Thomas-street - GRIBBIN, Pat; resident of the city of Armagh, perhaps on Dobbin-street - GUBBY, engaged in riot - HAGGIN, engaged in riot - HINEHEY, Mr., workman at building of houses in Ogle-street; engaged in the riot; resident of Armagh - HODGSON; in Thomas-street, Armagh - HOLMES, Gordon, Sub-Inspector for police; examined as witness - HUGHES, Mr. - HUNT, John; observed throwing stones up Ogle-street - JONES, Mr., the High-sheriff - KEARNEY, Billy; broguemaker; of Poor School-lane; observed throwing stones - KELLY, William, Sub-Inspector of Constabulary; examined as witness; stationed in Armagh city for better than three years; got two blows on the head, a very severe blow on the ribs, another on the right foot, “which lamed me for three or four days ;” and two on the knee - KING, Francis; at the scene of the riot - KINGSTON, Mr., shoemaker - KITSON, John (“Johnny”); commander of the Orange procession in Armagh; in a car in a procession of Orangemen coming from the direction of Loughgall; lived on the Barrack-hill - LAVERY, Philip; Surgeon, in attendance at the infirmary; corroborated Mr. COLVIN’s evidence - LECKEY, Mr.; son of an umbrella maker; engaged in riot - LODGE, Head-Constable - LYNCH & LYNCH, engaged in riot - LYONS, “Young”; engaged in riot - M’CANN, Francis; examined as a witness; “I follow making gas” - M’CARDEN, Alexander; at the scene of the riot - M’CARTNEY, James; at the scene of the riot; observed throwing stones at Mr. ROCK’s windows - M’CONNELL, Peter; examined as a witness; nailor; lives in Armagh; was looking for his two little boys, standing beside John BOYLE when he was shot; Dr. ROBINSON challenged that he was a dealer in tow rather than a nailmaker - M’GOLRICK, Denis; examined as a witness; sub-constable, stationed at Armagh - M’GOWAN, Samuel; resident on Thomas-street - M’KENNA, Margaret; married; husband is Terence M’KENNA, a coach-spring maker; lives in Armagh - M’SHANE, Catherine; examined as a witness; lives in Mr. ROCK’s - MACAN; belongs to Mr. GARDNER; threw stones in the direction of Gray’s corner - MACAN; works in the Gas-house; observed throwing stones - MAGEE, J. Esq., Coroner - MOLYNEUX, Sir George; magistrate - MONTGOMERY, William; a horseman in a procession of Orangemen; lives between Lisnadill and Longmore’s bridge; described as “aide-de-camp” to KITSON - MOORE, Hannah; examined as a witness; lives in Ogle-street, near Gray’s corner; testified that about seven shots were fired when John BOYLE fell, that the shots came from both parties - MOORE, Ross; counsel for the Orangemen, of THOMSON, WRIGHT, KITTSON, MONTGOMERY, and others generally - NESBIT, Robert; at the scene of the riot; observed throwing stones at the party in Ogle-street - PATON, Mr.; magistrate of the County Armagh; read the Riot Act - POWER, Mr., a juror - RICE, William; observed to have a pistol under the skirts of his coat; observed to fire up among the crowd in Ogle-street - RIDDALL, Mr.; a juror - RIDDALL, Mr.; his mill was mentioned as a point, outside of town, to which one Orange procession accompanied another, before the first entered Armagh city - ROBINSON, Dr. Rev. - ROBINSON, Mr., Magistrate and Counsellor for the city of Armagh - ROCK, Peter; resident in Thomas-street; walls, doors and windows showed marks of pistol-bullets - SCOTT, Mr., resident on Ogle-street - SCOTT, Sam; resident in Thomas-street; walls, doors and windows showed marks of pistol-bullets - SHERRY, Hugh; son to Lawrence SHERRY; examined as a witness; does business for his father - SHERRY, Lawrence; juror; also examined as a witness; pawnbroker; lives in Ogle-street, Armagh - SIMPSON’S, Market-street; shoemaker? - SLING; resident in Ogle-street, Armagh city; observed in the procession drunk, by Sub-Inspector KELLY - STANLEY, Mr. solicitor for the Orangemen - STEWART, Daniel; lives in Market-place; tailor; at the scene of the riot - STOOPS, James; brother to Joseph; rode on the car driven by Patrick DUFFY - STOOPS, Joseph; brother to James; rode on the car driven by Patrick DUFFY - TAYLOR, Mr.; public-house keeper; located about three miles from Armagh, on the way to Loughgall - THOMPSON, James, jun.; at the scene of the riot; son of James, sen. - THOMPSON, James; at the scene of the riot; with sons, Sam and James - THOMPSON, Sam; at the scene of the riot; son of James, sen. - THOMPSON; came to Mr. CARVILL’s door, with a short gun - THOMSON, John; engaged in the riot - TIERNEY, who caught hold of MONTGOMERY’s horse and turned it in the direction of Dobbin-street; struck, in return, by a whip - WADE, Mr.; of Barrack-street; broke four panes in a shop window with his hand - WILSON, Harris; observed throwing stones at the party in Ogle-street - WILSON, James; observed throwing stones at the party in Ogle-street - WILTSHIRE, Mr.; hotel-keeper - WOODS, Robert; observed throwing stones at the party in Ogle-street - WOODS; shoemaker; lives in Armagh; had a sword - WRIGHT, Mr.; a smith; lives at the Shambles; in the Orange procession; a son-in-law of KITSON



The Grand Orange Lodge of Ulster has published a resolu- tion, advising an absence of all processions in the approaching anniversaries. In reference to the subject, Colonel VERNER has written a letter to Mr. JOHN KITSON, recommending a similar line of conduct.




The Right Honourable the Earl of Charlemont, Lord Lieute- nant and Custos rotulorum of the County of Tyrone. Lord Claude Hamilton, M.P. for County of Tyrone. Colonel Verner, M.P. for County Armagh Sir James Bunbury, Bart., D.L., Augher Castle, County Tyrone Charles Powell Leslie, Esq., M.P., Glaslough Robert Waring Maxwell, Esq., J.P., and Deputy Lieutenant, County Tyrone, Killyfaldy, Clogher The Rev. Francis Gervais, Cecil, Clogher, County Tyrone Charles Fox, Esq., Rutland-square, Dublin, Deputy Lieute- nant of the County Armagh W. W. Algeo, Esq., J.P., Armagh Colonel Cairnes, K.II., Portstewart Rowley Miller, Esq., J.P., Moneymore Directors of the Armagh, Coleraine, & Portrush Railway: Colonel Nicoll, Shooters-hill, Woolwich, Griffin Curtis Galt, Esq., Coleraine, William Villiers Ryan, Esq., Glasslough William Cochran, Esq., Leek, Glasslough J. Rowley Miller, Esq., J.P., Moneymore Edward Moore, Esq., J.P., Bawn, Aughnacloy William Paton, Esq., J.P., Armagh Lee M’Kinstry, Esq., J.P., Armagh The Rev. P. S. Henry, D.D., Armagh, Commissioner of Edu- cation and Charitable Bequests in Ireland Thomas Eyre, Esq., J.P., Benburb, County Tyrone Directors of the Newry and Enniskillen Railway Company: Hugh Dalzell, Esq., Newry, Francis Carvill, Esq., Newry, John Hancock, Esq., Newry, James Fiddes, Esq., Aughnacloy John M’Morran, Esq., Newry Robert M’Blain, Esq., Newry Geo, Scott, Esq., Armagh, Director of the Ulster Railway Company, Adam Armstrong, Esq., Ballygawley, County Tyrone David Ross, Esq., M.D., Warrenpoint Morgan W. Jellett, Esq., Clogher James M’Lanahan, Esq., Clogher George Armstrong, Esq., Armagh Samuel Gardner, Esq., Armagh George Barnes, Esq., Armagh Hugh Boyle, Esq., Armagh Joseph Mathews, Esq., Armagh Richard C. Vogan, Esq., Armagh Robert Gilmore, Esq., Armagh Thomas King, Esq., Newry Thomas M’Clelland, Esq., Newry With power to add to their number. ENGINEER—Sir John Rennie. ACTING ENGINEER—H. L. Lindsay, Esq., C.E. SOLICITORS. John Cuming, Esq., The Mall, Armagh, and 12, Hardwicke- place, Dublin Messrs. Frazer, Mitchel, and Robert Ross Todd, Newry George Ogle, Esq., 4, Great Winchester-street, London BANKERS—Bank of Ireland and its branches; the Provincial Bank of Ireland and its branches; Messrs. Dennison and Co., Lombard-street ; and the London and Westminster Bank, London. SECRETARIES—George Cairnes, Esq., Mall, Armagh; Robert Medill, Esq., Sugar Island, Newry ; John Murray, Esq., 116, Grafton-street, Dublin.



On Tuesday last a melancholy accident occurred to a man named JOHN ROBINSON, in Major THORNTON’s stable yard, Armagh. A mare kicked him in the right side, immediately under the chest, from the effects of which he died soon after. His remains were conveyed in a chaise to Glasslough, where he had lived in Mrs. LESLIE’s employment. The poor fellow has left a wife and three children.




Alice Fitzpatrick, feloniously taking a moleskin jacket, the property of Wm. Murray—imprisonment for three months from committal.
Mary Anne Greer, feloniously taking out of the shop of William Paul and Son, three handkerchiefs—their property— imprisonment for three months from committall—to be kept in Lurgan Bridewell.
Rose M’Gurk, stealing a quantity of wheaten meal, the property of Henry Mercer; three months at hard labour.
John Cooke, stealing a spade from Lurgan poor house— imprisonment twelve months. James Milligan, same ; imprisonment four months.
William Reynolds, assaulting Mary Stirling, and taking from her the sum of 3s. 1d. ; imprisonment for one calendar month, and bail to the peace for seven years.
John Jervis and Patrick Carroll—stealing a quantity of po- tatoes, the property of John M’Connell ; imprisonment one month at hard labour.
William Clarke—assaulting James Madole; fined 40s. Patrick Cullen—same; fined 10s. ; and John Mulholland—same; imprisonment for one day.
James Galwey—stealing a wooden box, containing several articles of wearing apparel, the property of Thomas Palmer; three months at hard labour.



A specimen of flax was left at our office last week. It was grown by JOHN KEANE, Esq., of Tillyglugh, and measured 52 inches in length. Another specimen of this crop was shown us by Mr. HANNA of Blackwatertown, which measured four feet.



Judge BALL entered the Crown Court this morning at eleven o’clock. The first case to have been gone into was that of Peter Magill, for the murder of Christopher Jordan. Mr. QUIN, solicitor, applied to the court to have another case called on, that he might have a little more time to prepare the defence. His Lordship thought there was no trial for this assizes but the murder. Sir THOMAS STAPLES said that the Grand Jury had found bills against the prisoners for the assault and rescue on Sunday morning last, and the crown was ready. His Lordship said he was under the impression that none of the parties implicated in the late dreadful affray in Armagh should be put on trial at present, but as the crown was prepared and willing to proceed, he would not object. PETIT JURY:--Messrs. Wolsey Atkinson, John Walker Redmond, Hertford Montgomery, Robert M’Credy, William Gibson, Matthew Ochiltree, John Hughes, Robert Keegan, Averell Shillington, Samuel Byers, Thomas Walker, and William H. Leatham.



Peter Magill, a labourer, aged 45, was indicted for the wilful murder of Christ. Jordan, on 1st April last, at Tifferum, near Forkhill, County of Armagh, by strangling him. Another count charged the prisoner with striking Jordan on the eye, and knocking him down, and afterwards throwing him into a bog- hoie, and thereby causing his death. NEW JURY.—Messrs. John M’Watters, William Wells, Jacob Orr, jun., William Cross, John D. Barrett, Robert Johnston, Barry Moore, William Jones, Arthur Keegan, John James Langtry, George Walker, and William Orr. Mr. JOY applied that witnesses, on both sides, should be re- moved out of Court. His LORDSHIP thought it quite right ; and suggested the propriety of the Counsel on both sides exchanging lists of wit- nesses.
This suggestion was at first objected to, on the part of the Crown, on the ground of saving time ; but was afterwards agreed to, the Counsel for the defence not having objected to the case being proceeded with while the lists were making out; it being understood, that in the mean time the witnesses should not remain in Court. Sir THOMAS STAPLES, in stating the case for the prose- cution, dwelt on its importance because it involved the life of a fellow creature ; and its painfulness, because the Crown would be obliged to produce some of the prisoner’s own children as witnesses against him. The Learned Gentleman then went on to detail the particulars, as they appear in the evidence. Owen Magill, son of the prisoner, was called and examined by Mr. TOMB, Q.C.—Is 20 years of age ; was brought up part of his time to the sea ; was at sea three years and five months ; returned on the 1st of March last to this country ; was married after his return from sea ; was married two miles out of Dungannon, at Castlecaulfield ; came to his father’s house at Forkhill, after his marriage ; [identifies his father ]; brought his wife with him to his father’s ; came there on Mon- day, the 31st of March ; slept at his father’s house that night; next day he went to Dundalk ; that is four miles from his father’s house ; went there to get a ship, but did not succeed ; returned on the same day to his father’s house, at about seven o’clock in the evening ; his father was not in the house at his return; his wife went to Dundalk and returned with him ; his father came into the house about an hour or better after he returned ; Christopher Jordan, the deceased man, came with him ; knew Christopher Jordan before, he lived about 200 perches from his father’s house ; came in, and sat down at the fire ; had some conversation ; heard them say they were going down to the bog, to raise a stick ; had a conversation with his father outside of the door ; his father took him out ; told him he had got some meal from Jordan, and that he had no means of paying him only by giving up his land for the ensuing crop ; and that he had done so, and was going to the bog now to raise a stick for Jordan ; that he should put an end to Jordan’s life there ; told him to come with him, and he refused, and said not ; told him he must come, pulling a rope out of his pocket, and showing it to him ; the rope was about four or five fathoms long ; does not know the thickness, not seeing the rope ; was afraid, and consented to go ; his father went to the end of the house, and got a long stone, about four stones weight ; the stone was lying on the ground, a the end of the house ; took it with him to the bog ; he did not go with him ; the bog is about thirty perches from the house ; he remained outside and watched his father till he returned ; he returned in about a quarter of an hour, and did not bring the stone along with him ; when he came back, he went into the house, and he (witness) went in along with him ; found Jordan in the house—in the kitchen ; the family of the house were there also ; his mother, two bro- thers, and three sisters, and Jordan, were there all the time his father was out ; his brothers and sisters are younger than him- self.
To Mr. JOY—Went in about two minutes after his father. Examination resumed.—His father, Jordan, and the family of the house sat down at the fire for about a quarter of an hour ; Jordan then got up, and said it was time to go to the bog ; Jordan had a grey frieze body-coat on him, and a darkish moleskin waistcoat or jacket—could not say which ; had a felt hat on ; his father got up, and said it was time to go, and the two walk- ed out ; went after at about the distance of two perches ; went towards the bog ; it was by the public road ; they went to the bog off the public road ; he then stepped back, at the dis- tance of about seven perches from where his father and Jordan were at the stick in the bog ; could see them at that distance ; was in the bog as well as they, and could see them ; saw Christopher Jordan half stooped, as if mea- suring something on the bog ; but cannot say what it was ; saw his father coming round behind him, and catch him by the neck, knocking him down, and clapping his foot upon his breast ; then hear Jordan give three moans ; saw his father take the stone, which lay about half a perch from where the deceased man lay, and, bringing it down to the body, tying it with the rope, and flinging it and the body into the bog-hole ; remained at the bog all the time ; then came home and went to bed ; remained there about an hour ; his father then returned to the house, and asked him why he had not come; told him he fell asleep, and had not wakened till that time ; remained in bed all the time ; got up next morning about seven o’clock ; saw his father when he rose, in the floor of the kitchen ; slept in the room ; remained between his father’s and his uncle’s that day ; his uncle’s name is Hugh Magill ; lives four or five perches from prisoner’s house ; saw Jordan’s hat in his father’s house that morning, hanging on a pin, and it was wet ; Jordan wore that hat the night he went to the bog with his father ; slept at his father’s on Wednesday night ; when at his uncle’s, his brother Michael came for him, and he went to his father’s ; when he came to his father’s he told him he had brought some seed oats, and that he had not time to bring them to the house, and asked him would he help him to it into the house; prisoner told him the bags were about thirty or thirty-five perches from Christopher Jordan’s house ; his father and he went for the oats ; this was on Wednesday, about half- past seven or eight o’clock in the evening ; found two bags of oats on the high road, and they were tied ; he took one and his father the other, and carried them to his father’s house ; they were leaning up against the ditch ; put them in the kitchen when they brought them home ; on the Thursday following left his father’s house, and has not returned there since; his wife left him ; left his father at home when he went away ; went to Newtownhamilton, where his wife and he remained in Mrs. Hughes’s that night ; stopped there on Friday, and on to Tues- day ; saw his father coming through Newtownhamilton, a prisoner with the police ; had no conversation with his father at that time ; on Wednesday morning, as he was going to Forkhill, he was arrested by the police ; had left Newtownhamilton, when he was arrested ; was arrested about twenty perches out of the town, by two of the police, a sergeant and a private; was going to Forkhill, back in the direction of his father’s house, but he meant to go to the town first ; had seen none of the people that were left in his father’s house, from the time he went to New- townhamilton, but his father ; after he was arrested and brought to Forkhill, he was brought before a magistrate, and examined before him ; that was on the first day after he arrived at Fork- hill ; his examinations were taken down in writing next day (Friday) ; has remained in custody every since ; he and his wife were never together since he was arrested ; had no conversation with her ; was confined in Dublin ever since ; had no commun- ication with his brother Michael, nor any of his brothers or sisters since his arrest.
To the COURT—On the night of the day he was arrested, he stopped in the Crossmaglen Constabulary barracks ; saw his wife in the Court-house yesterday ; when he was arrested she was prevented from going with him. Cross-examined by Mr. JOY—His wife was not on the road with him when he was arrested ; before he was taken by the police, saw his father in their custody, passing through New- townhamilton ; it was on the morning after he saw his father that he was arrested ; was in a Court of Justice about four years ago ; was a witness and a prosecutor ; it was not in that Court ; the last vessel he was in was the Princess Royal, London ; she was a merchant-man ; was four months in her ; the next vessel was the Friends, of Liverpool ; was three months in her; was one month in the Richard, of Whitehaven; then went to the Capella, of Whitehaven, and was three months in her; she sailed up the Baltic ; was very near three months in her, long enough in a bad ship ; the next was the Lark, of Warrenpoint ; was a month in her, at least ; was in the Bellefleur, of Whitehaven ; could not tell how long he was on board her ; was more than a month in her ; Captain Stoup was the master ; landed in Derry out of his last vessel ; had no friends at Castlecaulfield ; was dressed in the very same form when he left the vessel in Derry as he was in then ; the clothes he had on then, he had part on about fourteen days ago ; the others were worn out ; had ear-rings in his ears at one time ; swears he parted with them in July – that is the present month; did not sell them ; left them in Dublin with his clothes ; when he went to Castlecaulfield, was on his way home, and stopped a week there ; Matilda Burgess was the name of the girl he was married to ; swears he was married in his own name ; passed under the name of Sinclair, and was married in that name, by a Protestant minister; had been a Catholic till then, but turned ; went to the Protestant clergyman there, and told him his name was Sinclair; told the girl his name was Sinclair also ; on his oath he did not known what Christian meant ; does not know what was meant by the phrase Christian name ; passed himself off in that name to the clergyman, and to the girl ; told the clergyman he came from North America, and so he did ; got no certificate ; the clergyman said he would not marry him except he stood the “calls;” was called three suc- cessive Sundays in church; did not remain in Castlecaulfield during the three Sundays; does not know whether his wife is here; saw her yesterday ; went to America in the Princess Royal ; was there three months; was not on sea all the three years and five months he had mentioned ; has not very nimble fingers, unless when they are tarred ; was a witness and prose- cutor in Dundalk before he was at sea ; boarded on shore in London ; but was not then out of employ, as he was working in the ship ; does not know what the meaning of stealing a suit of clothes out of a shop ; does not know what it is to vapour ; does not know any slang ; does not know what the meaning of the phrase picking pockets is; don’t know what missle means—that is some of your shore smuggling ; came with his wife down from Castlecaulfield to the neighbourhood of Forkhill on the 31st of March; did not go direct to his father’s after he was married ; went to Armagh, and stopped for some time in, he thinks, Mrs. Donnelly’s of Newry- street ; supposed he stopped five or six days in Armagh ; thinks he was there from Sunday to Sunday ; went to church with Mrs. Sinclair ; the church was not in Newry-street ; left Armagh and went to Forkhill ; went from Forkhill to Newtownhamilton ; then went from Newtownhamilton to Forkhill, and then from that to Dublin—a queer long journey; went to his father’s on the 31st of March ; went then to Dundalk to get a ship ; had more than 12s. 6d. then ; it is all spent since (did councellor think a sailor would keep money in his pocket?) had no money now, as he was not in the way of earning it; returned home from Dundalk about seven o’clock ; the moon did not show that night, for it was clouded over with a dark mist; when he went home he found his mother and two sisters there ; one of his sisters was in his uncle’s; swore his three sisters were in the house the night his father went to the bog with the stone, and so they were ; when Jordan came in, his three sisters, and two brothers, his mother, and his wife were there ; cannot say whether his father or Jordan came in first ; Jordan was sitting an hour in the house before his father called him out ; was sitting beside Jordan at the fire ; his father did not call his brother Michael out ; when his father went to the bog, he watched him ; carried the stone ; went behind his uncle’s garden, and saw him drop the stone, and return into the house ; that was an hour after Jordan came in ; it was not a clear night—it was a misty, foggy one ; returned to the house and Jordan got up about a quarter of an hour after, and said it was time to go to the bog; his father and he went out, and he followed after ; Jordan had a light grey frieze coat on him ; saw him wear it the Monday before ; swears he did not tell his father he would go, but said he consented to go, as he must go, for he was afraid of him ; went by myself, and stopped about seven perches off from them ; Jordan was about thirty years old; thinks—he was a middle-aged man ; he is his father’s eldest son ; saw the stone from where he stood—seven perches off ; knows landsmen make as sure a sailor’s knot as a sailor ; did not tie the stone with the rope ; did all his endeavour to prevent his father doing the deed ; saw his father and Jordan go out ; saw his father catch Jordan by the neck, and knock him down, and put his foot on his breast ; made no alarm ; his father could knock Jordan down, and five more like him ; is not a good hand at knocking a man down himself ; heard Jordan give some moans, but never went nearer than the seven perches ; after the moans were given, saw his father clap his foot upon Jordan’s breast; is quite sure it was after ; his father had coarse farm shoes on when he left the house ; from the time he left the house, about fifteen minutes elapsed till he saw his father throw the dead body into the bog ; his father had no stick, club, or weapon of any kind, that he saw, in his hand ; when he returned to the house all the family were in bed ; went to bed, and his father came in an hour after; was brought before the Magistrates, on the 10th of April ; since he went before the Magistrates, he saw the story he told them, and heard it read too ; heard it read once ; cannot say twice ; was not brought down from Dublin, in charge of the police ; came down in charge of the Governor of the jail ; told neither his mother, his brothers, nor his wife, of the matter. To Mr. TOMB—He endeavoured to prevent his father committing this murder at the time he called him out of the house first. To Mr. JOY—Jordan was not as strong or as able-bodied a man as his father ; came last from Kilmainham Jail, in Dublin. To the COURT—The deceased man made no resistance, for he had no time; when his father called him out, witness told him not to commit the murder—to let the man hold the land, and he would send him what would pay him off as soon as he would get employment ; his father told him to hold his tongue, for all was in vain ; while his father was out with the stone he could have returned and warned the deceased, and saved his life, but was afraid of his own father taking his own life ; his father had not been to bed during the night while he was awake ; the place where the stone lay was about sixty or seventy perches from the house, and thirty perches from the high road ; the very same instant that his father told him of his intention to commit the murder, he went with the stone to the bog ; on the day before he was arrested he was going to Forkhill to swear informations before Mr. Foxhall ; did not inquire in Newtown- hamilton for a magistrate ; went to Forkhill because he was better acquainted there, and because it was near that the circumstance happened ; Major Barnett was the magistrate before whom he swore his informations ; after his arrest had a conversation with his wife, the police were present, and heard all that passed ; it was after that she was prevented going with him ; his father-in-law’s name is Burgess ; is a farmer ; cannot say how many acres of land he holds; got an I. O. U. for £10 as a fortune with his wife ; it is payable at a particular time, but that time is not come yet ; the reason why he took a false name was because he thought he would not get the girl under his own name ; cannot tell why he thought so, but did think so ; does not know the name of the street in Newtownhamilton in which Mr. Hughes lives, with whom he lodged ; thinks Mr. Hughes’s Christian name is Pat ; was doing nothing at all at Newtown- hamilton ; employed himself walking about ; employed himself in the same way during the week he was at Armagh ; could do nothing, for his hand was bandaged ; got it hurt at Castlecaulfield, after his marriage ; got it dressed by his mother-in-law, in Castlecaulfield, and three times at Dungannon, by a doctor ; the informations were read to me, the first time, in the Head Office, in Dublin, on the 29th April ; these were the informations sworn before Major Barnett ; they might have been read a second time, but does not remember ; cannot say ; his original informations were read over to him in the Head Office in Dublin, and he acknowledged them, and made his mark to them.
His LORDSHIP having examined the informations, said he could find no second mark to them. Some conversation ensued, when it was agreed that the casse should be adjourned till next morning. Bailiffs were then sworn to keep, and prevent any communi- cation with the Jury. Similar officers were appointed, at nine o’clock, to prevent access to the Jury, in the first case ; and the Court adjourned.



On Wednesday it was rumoured through town that a man named GRANT, while coming from Caledon to Armagh, was shot at, and escaped providentially by the ball coming in contact with a quantity of silver and copper in his trousers pocket. Shortly after the news arrived, JOSEPH and JOHN COMBINE, and ----- BOYD were arrested and brought before the magistrates, who, after investigating the matter, liberated them. The report we believe was groundless; but we would suggest to the authorities the necessity of keeping the police on the alert to prevent several youths, who sometimes keep firing shots from small pistols. Such conduct is only calculated to excite alarm in the minds of the country people, and by deterring them coming to market in Armagh as formerly, materially injure the trade of the city



-A requisition signed by Lord GOSFORD, WM. PATON, Esq., J.P., M. SINGLETON, R.M., and Counsellor ROBINSON, J.P. was forwarded to the Castle on Wednesday last, from this city, praying the government to add ten men to the police force in Armagh. The Lord Lieutenant attended to the prayer, and accordingly augmented the force the required number. They have been stationed in a temporary barrack in Irish-street.



STATE OF THE WORKHOUSE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 21.—Number last week, 485 ; admitted and born, 8 ; total, 493; discharged, 8; remaining on the above date, 485.

STATE OF THE WORKHOUSE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 5.—Number last week, 485 ; admitted and born, 6 ; total, 491 ; discharged, 17 ; remaining on the above date, 474.

STATE OF THE WORKHOUSE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 12—Number last week, 474 ; admitted and born, 14 ; total, 488 ; discharged, 18 ; remaining, 470.



June 24, in St. Mary’s Church, Newry, by the Rev. Dr. Campbell, Rector of Forkhill, George Casey, Esq., of Liverpool, to Mercy Boursequot, eldest daughter of George Glenny, Esq., late of Moorvale, in the county of Armagh.

On Saturday last, in St. Mark’s Church, in this city, by the Rev. Robert Haig, Mr. Edward Taylor, of North-street, Belfast, formerly of Caledon [Co Tyrone], seedsman, to Miss Annie, second daughter of the late Mr. George Penton, of Thomas-street, Armagh.

At Dr. Henry’s Church, Armagh, by the Rev. Mr. Elliott, Portadown, John Hanna, of Terryskean, county Armagh, Esq., to the second daughter of the late William Wilson, Esq., of Blackwatertown, and niece of the late Sir Isaac Wilson, Knight, Surgeon in Ordinary to the late Duke of Sussex.



On the 30th ult., at Lurgan, at an advanced age, Dorothea, relict of the late John Hazlett, Esq., of that town.

On the 6th May last, at Ottamby, Upper Canada, Hannah, wife of T. Shaw, Esq., the only daughter of the late William Carlow, Esq., of Callanbridge, Armagh.

In Montreal, on the 16th April, aged 39 years, Mr. William Addy, of that city, grocer. He was a native of Loughgall, in the County of Armagh, but had resided at Montreal from early youth, and was much praised by the citizens for his personal worth and unsullied public and private character.



On Sunday the 22d ult., Mrs. JANE LYONS, of Cavanapole, near Tynan, died very suddenly. She had been at the Presbyterian meeting-house that morning, in perfect health, attended the whole service, returned home, and dined with her husband. After reading a little, she went into the garden ; and was but a few moments absent when a scream was heard by her husband, who immediately ran to see the cause. On arriving at the place he found her lying on the ground senseless. Medical aid was procured as soon as possible, but all to no purpose, life was totally extinct. The deceased has left a respectable circle of sorrowing friends.



On the night of Friday, the 27th ult., the boiling-house of Mr. ROBERT CORRIGAN, of Moss-Spring, near Charlemont, one of the most extensive linen manufactories in this county, was forcibly broken into, and upwards of 120 spangles of yarn stolen. Part of the yarn was in the boiler, and the rest had been only wrung out the preceding evening. The robbers forced the lock with a crow-bar, and after having effected their entrance, made an ineffectual attempt on the office, which is under the same roof with Mr. CORRIGAN’S house, and adjoining his bed-room, and where there were 600 double webs at the time. This robbery is only one of a series perpetrated on the manufacturers of that neighbourhood, Mr. CORRIGAN’s son, (Mr. S. CORRIGAN, of Copney [Co Tyrone]) and Mr. R. ROLSTON, of Aghanlig [Co Armagh], having both been robbed of linen yarn during the last 18 months.



On Monday, the 7th instant, GEORGE HENRY, Esq., of Tassa, held an inquest on the body of a man named DUNN, a smith in the employment of Mr. JAMES SCOTT, Ballymacally Cottage, Markethill. It appeared that DUNN had drank a great quantity of ardent spirits that day, and was put to bed in a state of intoxication. When the other servants were retiring to rest, deceased appeared to be sleeping easy. One of the men happening to awake in the middle of the night thought he did not hear him breathe, and on going to see, found him completely dead. Mr. SCOTT had medical aid procured as soon as possible, but every exertion was useless.—He is supposed to have died of apoplexy, from the effects of drunkenness.



Thomas Leathem, Hugh O’Neill, Bernard M’Glone, and John M’Cluskey, were indicted for an assault on Robert Morrow, a Constable, at Armagh, on the 13th July, inst., while in the ex- ecution of his duty, and rescuing from his custody one Thomas Quin ; also, for a common assault ; and for a riot, at same time and place. Sir T. STAPLES stated the case for the prosecution. It arose out of the unfortunate occurrence on the occasion of the collision that took place on Saturday last between the Orangemen NS Roman Catholics, the particulars of which have been fully de- tailed The following witnesses were then called : John Lodge, Head Constable of police, examined by Mr. HANNA—Produced the warrant signed “George Robinson,” a magistrate of this town, to arrest a person named Thomas Quin ; in consequence of the warrant proceeded to Callan-street to the residence of Thomas Quin, and took four policemen with him ; was accompanied also by the County Inspector, Mr. Anderson ; the men had their carbines ; the door was open when they ar- rived ; observed it to be closed as they approached ; no force was used ; told Quin when he entered that he was witness’s pri- soner ; thinks he told him it was for an assault; brought him out, and was proceeding to the barrack, when the mob collected and said they should not take him that way, but some other way they mentioned ; in hopes of avoiding a collision, did take him the way the mob pointed out ; a number more, to the amount of 300, then collected, and shouted that they should not take the prisoner away at all ; there was a great deal of cheering and shouting, and stones thrown ; was struck twice, and one of the men, named Morrow, was struck on the head with a stone ; saw one of the mob get a very violent blow with a stone which wit- ness supposes was intended for one of the police ; succeeded in bringing the prisoner as far as Irish-street, when a sudden rush was made on them, the crowd forcing themselves between wit- ness and the prisoner, the witness lost his hold and the prisoner was taken off ; M’Cluskey was one of the crowd ; witness cannot say that he was him commit any particular act of violence unless pushing and running about ; did not hear him say any thing.
Lewis Anderson, Esq., County Inspector of police, examined by Sir T. STAPLES—Went on Sunday morning to arrest a pri- soner ; the arrest was made ; when prisoner came to the door witness ordered the police to fix bayonets, and take the prisoner between them ; when they got to the head of the street there was a great crowd round them; the crowd shouted “ don’t let the prisoner go with the police—they must take bail ;” begged of the people to be quiet, as they would only take him to the police barrack, then a magistrate could be had, and he would take bail ; the mob wanted to force the police a different way from the barrack; but police went their own way ; is not positive as to the way they came home; the mob cried out again “get the door opened and we will bring him into Mr. Quin’s office;” a woman took hold of him by the arm, and swore that if he did not make his men let the prisoner go she would break his face with the stone she had in her hand ; was then in front of the police; when he turned round saw the prisoner was gone from the po- lice; saw M’Glone, O’Neill, and Leathem in the mob ; some of the people said “ you would not keep the Orangemen you had last night, but you would keep Quin.” Cross-examined by Mr. JOY—Did not know the prisoners before ; saw them at the police barrack on Monday, the 14th inst. ; came from county Donegal to Armagh about fifteen or sixteen months ago ; is stationed in Armagh at present ; cannot positively swear that they went and came the same way ; went the contrary way to that the mob wanted them to go ; was about four or five yards from the police when the rescue was effected.
To the COURT—Said to the woman who had the stone in her hand, “keep quiet and we will get him bailed”; can identify O’Neil as he was at his side several times ; does not think O’Neil was at his side when the woman addressed him ; did not look at prisoners with an intention to identify them ; the prisoners told their names to him at the police barrack. Robert Morrow, Constable, examined by Mr. HANNA—Is twelve months in Armagh ; went with Head-Constablew Lodge to arrest a person named Quin, in Callan-street ; did arrest Quin ; when they came to the head of Callan-street a great number of persons were shouting and throwing stones ; got a blow on the back of the head which stunned him a good deal ; could not say whether it was with a stone or fist he got the blow ; knows all the prisoners ; knew them before. Cross-examined by Mr. JOY—Was struck with three stones.
To the COURT—Got four blows—three from stones, and one which he could not say was from a stone ; Mr. Anderson was about two or three yards from the police at the time the rescue was made. Thomas Plunkett, examined by Sir T. STAPLES—Was with the party that went to arrest Quin ; did arrest him ; brought him up Primrose-lane ; he was rescued at the head of Castle- street ; saw M’Clusky take hold of Constable Morrow by the belt, and pull him about two yards from the prisoner. In the cross-examination of this witness nothing particular occurred, and the case for the Crown closed. As Mr. JOY rose to open the defence for all the prisoners ex- cept M’Clusky, he was interrupted by Head-constable Lodge who said—“My Lord there appears to be a variance between the witnesses, and I want to explain it.” Judge BALL—Go down, the case has been closed. Mr. JOY raised two law points to the effect, that from the warrant and evidence, it did not appear that Mr. Robinson who signed it was a Magistrate of the county : and further, that it did not appear (?) warrant had been granted on sworn informa- tions. He here (obscured by ink stamp) the jury for the defence; and called
Michael R??, [obscured] examined—He stated that he and O’Neil were in Peter R??k’s shop, on Sunday, from ten till about a quarter of eleven. That they walked up Ogle-street together, towards Irish-street, and as they were going up, heard shouting at the head of Irish-street. When they got to to [sic] the head of Irish-street, saw neither the police nor Thomas Quin, and heard, about five minutes after they had got up that Quin had been rescued. O’Neil was with him on the way to the head of Ogle-street, and when they parted O’Neil went across the street to Paddy Gubby’s door. Bernard M’Glone, father to the prisoner of the same name, examined by Mr. JOY—He proved that his son was in bed till after the rescue took place. Eliza White examined by Mr. JOY—She proved that, about eleven o’clock on Sunday morning she was going down to M’Glone’s, when she was told that Tommy Quin had been rescued. On entering M’Glone’s she saw young Barney, the prisoner, coming down stairs with only his shirt and trousers on, as if he had just got up. She stopped a quarter of an hour, during which time young Bernard was present. William Keegan and Jane M’Glone fully corroborated the preceding testimony in favor of M’Glone. Hugh Clancy, William Menagh, and Mrs. Boylan, gave evi- dence to prove an alibi for Leathem. Michael Rock came forward voluntarily, as a witness for M’Cluskey.
His LORDSHIP then summed up, and the Jury retired at about a quarter past three. At six they returned into Court, and said they had agreed to an acquittal, as regarded three of the prisoners ; but that as to the third they could not agree. His LORDSHIP said, they had been but a short time in consultation ; and if they [sic] Jury wished to hear any part of his notes, he would be happy to read them to them. A JUROR—Oh, no, my Lord, we have the evidence. His LORDSHIP—Then, gentlemen, you may retire to your room, and consider the matter more fully.



Yesterday, at twelve o’clock, the county Coroner,--MAGEE, Esq., accompanied by Lord GOSFORD, WM. PATON, Esq., J.P., THOMAS DOBBIN, Esq, J.P., WM. ALGEO, Esq., J.P., and JOHN M’WATTY, Esq., J.P., held an inquest on view of the body of JOHN BOYLE. The following jury were sworn :--John M’Cartney, Alexander Gibson, Philip Keenan, Patrick Rafferty, James Riddall, Samuel White, Francis Hart, Patrick Devlin, Charles Connelly, James Johnston, Francis M’Kee, William Campbell, J. M’Kenna, Robert Anderson, Samuel Moyllart, Richard Power, Arthur Conroy, Lawrence Sherry, Patrick Loughan. After the jury were sworn they went to the house of the de- ceased to view the body, and on their return to the Market- house proceeded with the hearing of evidence. The first witness examined was a young man named David Cassidy, shopman to Mr. Carvell, of Thomas-street; his evi- dence went to prove that a riot commenced in consequence of some boys calling out for the tune of “ Garryowen” when the Orangemen arrived at the end of Thomas-street, and were about turning down Dobbin-street. He did not see the man shot ; the only persons he saw fall was an Orangeman, who came in collision with another, after he had thrown the stones which he had in his hands ; and a Roman Catholic who received a blow of a stone at Mr. Davidson’s door. Mr. Wm. Barnes was under examination when our reporter left. The inquest is not likely to terminate for some days.



The jury in this case was called and re-sworn. Matilda Magill, examined by Sir. T. STAPLES—Is wife of Owen Magill ; was married on the 18th of March, in this year, in Castlecaulfield ; before marriage stopped at her mother’s in the parish of Donaghmore ; after marriage stopped there two days ; after that went to Omagh, then to Newtownstewart, then to her mother’s, and stopped on day ; then came to Armagh ; her husband was with her in all the places ; did not stop any time in Armagh ; went to a lodging-house between Armagh and Newtownhamilton ; stopped two nights there ; went next to within seven miles of Dundalk, and stopped there four nights ; then went to her husband’s father’s ; arrived there on Monday, 1st of April, between two and three o’clock ; went into the house together ; in the house there were Michael Magill, his brother, and two other children, and her husband’s father and mother; never knew the father before ; her husband said nothing to his father when they went into the house ; there was a supper of which they all partook ; it was potatoes ; she and her husband slept there that night ; next morning they went to Dundalk ; re- mained there till sunset that evening, when they returned ; when they came back his father was not in the house ; she re- mained in the house, so did her husband ; it was after night when the father came and Christopher Jordan with him ; when they came in they sat down and began to talk in Irish, which she did not understand ; her husband’s father and mother went out of the house ; Jordan sat at the fire during the time they were absent ; witness was sitting on her husband’s knee when they went out, and he rose, but cannot say whether he went out or not ; after some time her husband’s father and mother came in, when they, and Jordan, and her husband again began to speak in Irish ; when they talked some time her mother-in-law went to little Michael, who was in bed in the kitchen, asked him for a line, he told her where she would get it, and she got it herself ; she reached the line to witness’s father-in-law, and he gave it to Jordan, when Jordan took a rule from his pocket and measured the half of it ; he then put up the rule in his pocket, and gave back the line to her father-in-law ; the line was like what a ma- son would have, about as thick as witness’s little finger ; did not see what her father-in-law did with it ; after that they sat a short while at the fire and talked, when Jordan said to her father-in-law that he judged it was time for them to be going ; her father-in-law and Jordan then went out ; and a little after her husband went out also ; she remained in the house till her husband came in again ; he was absent about 12 minutes ; when he came in he appeared troubled or agitated ; his mother told witness to go to bed, and a third time saying that her husband would not go until his father returned ; wit- ness went out and fainted ; when she recovered from the faint her husband came and brought her in ; she and her husband then went to bed ; his father was not in the house at the time ; did not see her father-in-law again till day-light ; they slept in the kitchen, there being but one room in the house ; did not see her fa- ther-in-law again till day-light, when he was sitting at the fire light- ing his pipe, dressed as he had been the night before ; she and her husband got out of bed between six and seven o’clock, and went to his aunt’s about nine ; when she arose that morning she went to the door, and saw a hat hanging on a tree ; they re- turned from his aunt’s after night ; that was Wednesday ; on Wednesday night she saw two buts of sacks of oats standing in the floor behind the door ; her husband asked her father where he had got them, and he replied he had bought them in Dundalk that day ; they slept in her father-in-law’s that night ; next morning they went away, and never returned since; recollects her husband being in the custody of the police at Newtown- hamilton ; she was not allowed to go with him, and did not com- municate with him after that about the matter ; since that time she remained five weeks in Crossmaglen, and afterwards with her mother in the parish of Donaghmore ; in Crossmaglen she was in the house of a policeman, and not in the barracks. Cross-examined by Mr. O’HAGAN—Was called Mrs. Magill and her own name while in Crossmaglen ; they began to call her Magill when she went there ; before that Mrs. Sinclair ; when shel left her father-in-law on Wednesday they went to a house in the fields, and stayed there that night and Thursday night ; on Friday night they stopped in another house in the fields near Silver- bridge ; on Saturday went to Newtownhamilton, and stayed there till Monday, in John M’Keon’s, a lodging-house ; did not sleep there on Monday, but came to a lodging-house between Newtownhamilton and Armagh, a Bernard Short’s ; stayed there from Monday till Wednesday, and slept there every night, and her husband with her ; was one night in Bernard’s on their way to her father-in-law’s ; Short lives on the roadside ; she slept in Short’s on Wednesday night, but her husband did not, as he went to Forkhill ; from Monday till Wednesday her husband was doing nothing but amusing himself ; he was arrest- ed on Wednesday, going to Forkhill ; Short’s is about four miles from Newtownhamilton, which must be passed through from Short’s ; it was about a quarter to seven o’clock when he left the lodging-house ; a policeman came to her and said her husband was arrested, after which she went to Newtownhamilton and saw him in the police barrack there ; on Tuesday, in the fore- noon, her father-in-law went past the lodging-house to Armagh in the custody of the police ; her husband was sitting at the fire in the police barrack when she went in ; she did not dine with him that day ; when she went into the barrack the guard removed her husband into the orderly room ; he was not a night in the barrack ; witness went back to Short’s that night after she saw her husband off ; she bade him good bye ; went next to Crossmaglen, and remained there five weeks ; was called Sinclair there ; her father’s name is Richard Burgess, her mother’s Mary Evans ; does not know exactly where her father lives ; he is a gentleman and resides partly in England and partly at his brother’s place in Parkenore, county Tyrone ; her mother lives in the parish of Donaghmore, same county, about a mile from Castlecaulfield ; was living with Mary Evans when she was married ; first saw her husband below Pomeroy, in Creggan ; cannot mind the day of month ; it was five weeks and three days from she first saw him till they were married ; was married on the 18th March ; stay [sic] two days after marriage with her mother, then went to Omagh with her husband and stayed one night, next to Newtownhamilton, one night, then to Omagh again, one night, then to her mother’s and stayed two days and one night ; came then to Armagh on a Tuesday, but merely passed through to Short’s and stopped one night ; next night slept in John M’Parland’s on the road side, and remained there four nights ; after that went to her husband’s father’s ; when they went into the hosue he did not speak to either witness or her husband ; her father-in-law and Jordan left the house together at about 10 o’clock at night ; witness was in the house about an hour and a half before they went out ; it was about half- past eight o’clock when witness and her husband came into the house together ; her mother-in-law and father-in-law went out for about a quarter of an hour and left Jordan inside ; her hus- band was then sitting at the fire and witness sitting on his knee ; about a quarter of an hour after Jordan and witness’s father-in-law went out together, her husband left the house ; about twelve minutes after he returned, and sat down at the fire, seemingly troubled or agitated ; witness went out and fainted ; her husband brought her into the house again, and they both went to bed together. To the COURT—She fainted from fear that her huband’s pa- rent’s [sic] would murder her ; the reason she thought so was because her husband told her, on the road from Dundalk, that his mother had advised him to leave her in a house of ill-fame in Dundalk ; said this to frighten her, as he knew she was subject to fainting, and that if she did faint, and come to, and found that he was away from her, she would go out of one fainting-fit into another till she would die ; when her husband came in, and was agitated, he said nothing to her, nor did she say any thing to him ; asked him no question ; did not speak till she went out and fainted ; said nothing to her husband on the day he was ar- rested ; he told her to go home to her mother, and he would write ; this was outside the barrack, when he was going to Crossmaglen ; there were policemen present, who heard what was said ; on the night Jordan and her father-in-law went out, and her husband came in, they went to bed ; her husband fell asleep in about a quarter of an hour ; did not sleep till near day light next morning ; while she was awake, her father-in-law did not come near the bed-side, and say any thing ; her husband did not awake till she awoke him, when she saw his father sitting at the fire.. the Court adjourned.



In the Matter of THOMAS JOHNSTON, an Insolvent. THE several Schedule Credi- tors of THOMAS JOHNSTON, late of Magmanillen, in the County of Armagh, are hereby informed that a meeting will be held before the Chief Clerk, at his office, No. 3, Lower Ormond- quay, Dublin, on Wednesday, the 6th day of August next, at the hour of one o’clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of ex- amining the Assignee’s accounts in this matter, and if necessary, for correcting and ascertaining the list of Creditors entitled to receive dividends in this matter, and for inquiring into all other proper and necessary matters, in order to pay a dividend in this matter.—Dated this 16th day of July, 1845. JOHN SMALL, Assignee.



WANTED, A FEW YOUNG UNMARRIED MEN, of good moral character, from 18 to 22 years of age, five feet eight inches height, to fill up vacancies occasioned by pensioning old Soldiers, who have served their time, and other casualties. Application to be made to the Parties under the command of Lieutenant CLARKE, Head Quarters, Lurgan, who has great pleasure in being able to state, from the authorities at Woolwich, that better behaved men are not in the Regiment than those sent from his station. Recruiting for the Corps has recommenced at Charlemont, under the command of Captain D’ARLEY. Bounty, £5 15s 6d.

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