April 8, 1845
Armagh, County Armagh
DEATH FROM INTOXICATION.--On Thursday last, an inquest was held by GEORGE HENRY, Esq., Coroner, on the body of a young man named ALEXANDER BECK, of Hamiltonsbawn. -- Deceased it appeared had drank a large quantity of spirituous liquor, which caused his death. Verdict accordingly.
MARK OF RESPECT--At a meeting of the inhabitants of Clogher, held last week, it was resolved to present Dr. LEEPER with a piece of plate, on account of his removal from that place to the medical superintendence of Keady dispensary.
Yesterday the Earl of BELMORE passed through this city for Lord CALEDON's residence. His Lordship changed horses at WILTSHIRE's hotel.
Viscount ACHESON, M.P., and suite, arrived at Gosford Castle on Saturday evening from Warlingham Hall, England.
JOHN BOYD, Esq., M.P., passed through this city on Saturday last on his way to Coleraine.
NEWRY AND ENNISKILLEN RAILWAY.
ARMAGH POST OFFICE.
General Post Office, 4th April, 1845.
SIR,--The Postmaster-General has had under consideration the memorial forwarded by you, from the inhabitants of Armagh, praying that the Post Office at that place may be partially closed on Sundays, and his lordship commands me to acquaint you, that as it appears to be the general wish of the inhabitants, he has directed that the Armagh Post Office may be closed on Sundays, between the hours of 9 a.m., and 8 p.m., (the Letter-box being kept open as usual for the receipt of stamped and unpaid letters,) and that there be only one delivery by the letter carriers on that day, at 7 a.m.
His lordship directs me however to add, that if any complaint is hereafter made on the subject of the change, the matter must be reconsidered.
I am, Sir, your obedient, humble servant,
Colonel Rawdon, M.P.
3, Great Stanhope-street, London.
DINNER.--On Monday last, a number of the
friends of Mr. James
Alexander Henderson gave him a public
entertainment, in the Newry Arms' Hotel, on the occasion of his departure from this
town for the scene of his future public labors--Belfast.
At 6 o'clock, upwards of 30 Gentlemen, of all deno-minations--belonging chiefly to the mercantile and learned
professions--sat down to dinner. The
viands included every rarity of the season—the
whole served up in the very best style. The
wines, too, were excellent
and in profusion. It is not necessary to
enter into a report
of the after-dinner proceedings, particularly as
the marked compliment
thus conferred on their youthful guest, by so
many of his
respected townsmen, emanated entirely from
feelings of esteem
for his private and personal character. It is sufficient to say,
that the sentiments put forth and the speeches
delivered were highly
flattering to the individuals to whome [sic]
principally they had reference.--Newry Telegraph.
DARING ATTACK AND GALLANT RESISTANCE.--On Tuesday, about twelve o'clock at noon, six or seven armed men attacked William Ryan, Esq., of Ballymackeogh, near Newport, in the county of Tipperary, upon his own land, and severely beat him. Mr. Ryan, on perceiving the assassins coming towards him, made to a small house to defend himself, the door of which they broke in, and a desperate conflict ensued. Mr. Ryan fired his double-barrelled gun, and, it is believed, either shot or wounded some of them. The party, however, by their numbers overpowered him, and beat and cut him in a desperate manner, and then retreated. The Newport police having received information of the outrage, three of them accompanied by Carbery Scully, Esq., J.P., and Mr. Lewis, the active sub-inspector, pursued the ruffians, and after a chase of six miles, came up with them near Cappamore, in the county of Limerick, when a little battle ensued. Six of their guns, and Mr. Ryan's double-barrelled gun were taken from them. All the fellows are known and from near Nenagh. Mr Scully the magistrate, Mr. Lewis and the police behaved most gallantly. One of the police is dangerously wounded. Mr. Ryan is out of danger.--D.E. Packet.
MAGISTRACY--CHRISTOPHER PLUNKETT, ESQ., R.M.
has been removed
to Swanlinbar from Enniskillen.
ARMAGH QUARTER SESSIONS.
The following is the Grand Jury :--
Charles M'Anally, Esq., foreman; Messrs. Robert Hardy, Wm. Gillis, Wm. Orr, Patrick Cavanaugh, Henry Hardy, Alex. Small, Wm. Martin, David Ochiltree, Samuel Byers, Mathew Ochiltree, George Scott, Crozier Christy, John Moody, Gilbert Marshall, Thomas M'Creery, John Clements, James Black, Robert Gray, Andrew Marshall, M. Pollard, Joseph Stevenson, and Hugh Naverty.
There were only eleven crown entries, none of which were of any importance. There were sixteen civil bill ejectments, and two hundred and seventy civil bill entries. The business was finished about four o'clock on Thursday evening.
On Friday last the sessions for this division commenced. E. TICKELL, Esq., Assistant Barrister, took his seat on the bench at half-past nine o'clock, when the following grand jury was sworn :--
George Barnes, Esq., foreman; Messrs. George Armstrong, Joseph Mathews, Wm. Christian, George Cochran, M. R. Bell, Wm. Gardiner, Sinclair Carrol, Robert Barnes, Stephenson Riggs, Richard C. Vogan, John M'Watters, Robert M'Endow, sen., James Wiltshire, W. H. Leathem, Philip Keenan, Robert Gilmore, James Stanley, Thomas Armstrong, Hugh Treanor, John Macarney, Wm. Boyd, sen., John Clarke Adams.
REGISTRY.--Conservatives 10. Liberals 10.
One hundred and thirty four persons registered to keep fire arms. Seven applications for spirit licenses, and only three granted. There were five hundred and forty civil bills.
David Proctor, absconding from the poor-house and taking wearing apparel. To be imprisoned one day.
Robert Watson, for stealing potatoes. Three months' imprisonment, at hard labor.
Francis M'Bride, for stealing a watch. To be imprisoned one month, last week solitary confinement.
Thomas Lappin, for stealing flax, the property of J.C. M'Kinstry, Esq., three calendar months imprisonment at hard labour.
Margaret Breen, for entering a dwelling-house with intent to steal. To be imprisoned one calendar month at hard labour.
Henry Robinson, for a malicious assault. To be imprisoned three calendar months at hard labour, and to give bail to keep the peace.
James Quin, for an assault.--Fined sixpence.
Edward M'Bride, for stealing a coat. One month's imprisonment at hard labour.
Same person for stealing a pair of shoes. One month's imprisonment after former sentence.
The Queen at the prosecution of John Stanley, jun., Esq., Solicitor, a. Francis Wilson Heath, Esq.
The learned Assistant Barrister, Edward Tickell, Esq., Q.C., directed the proper return to be made to the writ, and required the traverser to enter into a recognizance with two sureties in the usual manner. Thus, the matter rests for the present, and the trial will take place either at Dublin or at our next assizes. Ross S. Moore, Esq., appeared as counsel on behalf of Mr. Stanley.
TO GENTLEMEN, FARMERS, &c.,
Application to be made to HENRY L. PRENTICE, Esq.
Caledon, March 22, 1845.
COUNTY OF DOWN RAILWAY.--We have
been requested by Mr. Fraser, the respectable
Surveyor of the County Down, to state that,
expressed himself satisfied with the proceeding of the Railway meeting
held in that town on Friday last, as far as regarded
from Belfast to Downpatrick, yet, at the same time, he wished it to be
distinctly understood that he considered the
unless the whole of the County of Down were opened
up by the extension
of the line to Newry.
DISSENTERS' CHAPEL BILL.--On Monday a meeting of Non-Subscribing Presbyterians took place in the meeting house of the second Presbyterian congregation, Belfast, for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to each of the following gentlemen, for services rendered in the cause of religious freedom, when the Dissenters' chapel bill was under discussion :--Mr. G. D. Finlay, proprietor of the Northern Whig ; Mr. W. J. C. Allen, J.P.; and Mr. James Simms, editor of the Northern Whig.
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