May 6, 1845
Armagh, County Armagh
April 22d, at Portadown, the lady of Robert Ball Colhoun, Esq., M.D., of a son.
April 25, the lady of Thomas Henry Harpur, Esq., of Goerstown, Moy, of a son.
April 25, in Enniskillen, the lady of Wm. Ovenden, Esq., of a son, still-born.
April 29, at Stewartstown, the lady of John Little, Esq., of a son.
April 29, at Lurgan, the lady of William Armstrong, jun., Esq., of a daughter.
On the 22d. ult., in Connor Church, by the Rev. Mr. Hobson, Mr. Alexander Harman, Merchant, of Enniskillen, to Mary, youngest daughter of Henry Martin, Esq., Aughnacloy, county Tyrone.
April 26, at Portadown, of apoplexy, Robert Ball Calhoun, Esq., M.D.
On Sunday, the 27th of April, in Eden, Enniskillen, Mr. Cockran, aged 60 years.
On the 26th ult., at Bell-Hill, after a short illness, John Armstrong, Esq., in the 76th year of his age.
In his 37th year, Mr. John Lipsett, son of Mr. Thomas Lipsett, Ballyshannon--a gentleman universally regretted by all who knew him.
At the residence of her son, Dr. Mervyn Crawford, Upper Berkeley-street, London, aged 78 years, Elizabeth, relict of Alexander Crawford, Esq., formerly of Miltown House, near Dublin, and of Millwood, county Fermanagh.
Deeply regretted, Jane Maria, the wife of Mr. Wm. Scott, draper, Omagh, in the county of Tyrone, and fourth daughter of the late Jerald Lloyd, Esq., Munville, in the county of Fermanagh, in the 27th year of her age.
HEALTH OF THE LORD PRIMATE.
A paragraph having gone the round of the newspapers, mentioning that his Grace the Lord PRIMATE is seriously ill, it gives us sincere pleasure to be able to contradict this report, and to state that his Grace has almost quite recovered from his long attack of gout, from which he had been suffering. His Grace was able to attend Divine Service at the Cathedral, on Sunday afternoon ; and leaves Armagh, accompanied by Miss BERESFORD this day, for Philipstown, the residence of Lord JOHN BERESFORD, en route for Dublin, from whence his Grace proceeds to England.
TENANT-RIGHT IN ULSTER.--We
understand that the tenantry on Lord LURGAN's estates have subscribed
the princely sum of £400, for the purpose of presenting his
Lordship's highly-esteemed agent, JOHN HANDCOCK, Esq., J.P., with a
mark of their gratitude for the services his evidence before the Land
Commissioners has rendered to them in respect to the tenant-right in
DREADFUL ACCIDENT BY
GUNPOWDER.--It is our painful duty to record a dreadful accident
which took place at the residence of MAURICE W. KNOX, Esq., of
Mullalitera, near Richhill, on Saturday evening last. The ploughman,
ANDREW CLARKE, had gone into the kitchen to get meal to give drink to
the horses, when the maid-servant struck him on the back, which caused
a spark of a coal to drop from his pipe, and having fallen into a large
quantity of gunpowder, intended for blasting, a dreadful explosion took
place, leaving only the bare wall-steads of the house. Both sufferers
were instantly conveyed to the county infirmary, where they now lie in
a dangerous state, with little hopes of recovery. Mr. KNOX and family,
we are happy to state, were from home at the time the melancholy
ANOTHER ACCIDENT.—On Friday
last, a boy
named OWEN MAGARY, of Dungannon, while delivering a load of coals in
Russel-street, was seriously hurt by the cart over-balancing, and
wounding him in the head, from which blood gushed profusely. The poor
fellow was immediately conveyed to the County Infirmary ; and we are
happy to learn there is not much danger likely to result.
MR. LESTER'S SCHOOL, ARMAGH.
We had the pleasure, with some others, of being present on Thursday last at the very interesting ceremony of presenting Mr. M'MKEAG, (Mr. LESTER's resident assistant,) with a beautiful writing-desk, &c., by the pupils of the School, on which was engraved the following inscription :--"Presented to Mr. M'KEAG by the pupils of Mr. LESTER's Academy, May 1st, 1845." It was arranged and conducted by Masters Boyd, Walker and Newton, (boarders) ; M'Crum, Cochrane and Bell, (day-pupils), as committee. R. G. Langtry, Secretary, and O. A. Kidd and W. B. Hooke, Treasurers. The Secretary read the following address:--
DEAR SIR,--I feel honored that I am this day chosen by my worth school-fellows to testify to you our regard at the cause and our feelings on the subject of your departure from among us. In presenting you with this small testimonial of our affection and esteem for the very laudable manner in which you discharged your duties since you came to this establishment, we sincerely lament that you should be incapacitated from business by the present delicate state of your constitution; and while we deeply deplore this dispensation of Divine Providence, we humbly and earnestly hope, that you may ver soon be enabled to resume your duties and studies, and in whatever station of life you may afterwards engage, may the same good feeling attend and follow you which exits among us, and which will not soon be effaced from the memories of your affectionate pupils.
(Signed on behalf of the School,)
R. G. LANGTRY, Secretary.
MY DEAR YOUNG FRIENDS,--I thank you most sincerely for this token of your kindness and esteem. Although prevented by the state of my health from devoting as much attention to my duties as under more favourable circumstances I should have done, I cannot but feel gratified that my humble efforts have met with your approbation. I only fear that you have formed too high an estimation of my services among you, and that the affectionate nature of the pupils has caused them to overlook the imperfections of the teacher. Permit me to return you my grateful acknowledgments for the interest you take in my future happiness, and my gratitude is enhanced by the consciousness that it may remind me of the interests I ought to take in the welfare of those who have displayed such kindness to myself; and it is my sincere and fervent wish, that you may be preserved through a long course of years to reap the fruits of that excellent system of education, the benefits of which you are continuing to receive.
I remain, my dear Boys,
Your affectionate friend,
1st May, 1845.
Mr. M'KEAG is a Divinity Student, and expects soon to be qualified for the important office of the Ministry, should his health permit. It must be gratifying to himself to know that his services were acceptable both to Principal and Pupils, and there certainly seems to have exited a very kind and mutual feeling between them all. After the addresses were read, the young gentlemen regaled themselves with plenty of bread, jam, cakes, &c., and separated highly pleased with the proceedings of the day.
ARMAGH, COLERAINE, AND PORTRUSH RAILWAY
THOMAS DOBBIN, J.P.
P. SHULDHAM HENRY, D.D.
JOHN S. RIGGS.
HENRY L. LINDSAY, C.E.
LEE M'KINSTRY, J.P.
JAMES STANLEY, JUN.
THOMAS A. PRENTICE.
JAMES T. BELL, JUN.
FRANCIS W. HEATH.
In compliance with the foregoing Requisition, I hereby request a MEETING of the CITIZENS, at the MARKET-HOUSE, on FRIDAY, the 9th MAY next, at Twelve o'Clock, noon.
W. PATON, Seneschal.
TO BE LENT, at 4-1/2 per Cent., either in one Sum or in Sums not less than £2,000 each, on Mortgage of Fee Simple Estate, in a Northern County. The Principal will not be called in for a considerable time if the Interest be punctually paid.
Apply to ROBERT ROSS TODD, Solicitor, 116, Grafton-street, Dublin, and Newry.
NEWRY AND DUNGANNON.
MR. GRATTAN, DENTIST,
BEGS to acquaint the Gentry of NEWRY that he will visit NEWRY, professionally, on SATURDAY, the 17th inst., and continue his attendance (at Doctor DAVIS'S) on the first and third Saturday in every Month, until further notice. Mr. GRATTAN will also visit DUNGANNON on SATURDAY, the 10th instant; and avails himself of this opportunity to remind his patients that he never leaves ARMAGH, except on Saturdays.
20, Scotch-street, Armagh, 1st May.
MISS JACKSON, from Dublin, Professor of the Harp, Pupil of BOSCHA, takes leave to announce to the Nobility and Gentry of Armagh and its vicinity, that she gives instructions on the Harp, also on BOSCHA's new Harp effects. Terms &c., may be known at her residence,
No. 19, SCOTCH-STREET.
SERVANTS' REGISTRY OFFICE,
TAKES leave respectfully to inform the Public that she has opened an Office, at her House in DOBBIN-STREET, (Opposite the Primate's Entrance,) for the
REGISTRY OF SERVANTS.
Applications for Servants shall be punctually attended to, and none recommended whose characters and capabilities will not bear strict investigation.
SERVANTS WANTING PLACES
Will find it their interest to have their Names Registered at this Office, as Mrs. MACKAY'S general knowledge of the Gentry of the City and Neighbourhood will give her the advantage of procuring them respectable Situations.
SERVANTS, on Registering their Names, will be required to produce their Papers.
TERMS: For Procuring a Servant, ..... 2s. 6d.
For Registering a Servant, ..... 1 0d.
TEA, WINE, AND SPIRIT ESTABLISHMENT,
17, Scotch-Street, Armagh.
S. J. TURNER begs to apprise his friends and the public, that he has opened an Establishment in the above Line, and assures them that if superior articles, moderate prices, long experience, attention, and punctuality to business are calculated to secure public favor, he flatters himself he will have a claim to at least a share of it.
BOTTLED ALE and PORTER in prime order, will immediately be ready for delivery.
17, Scotch-street, 3d May, 1845.
ENGLISH AND FRENCH SCHOOL
FOR YOUNG LADIES, AT ARMAGH.
MARY J. CONN respectfully informs the inhabitants of Armagh and its vicinity, that she will open an ENGLISH and FRENCH SCHOOL in Mr. Robert Allen's house, 53, Lower English-street, on Monday, the 12th inst.; and as every exertion will be made to promote the literary progress of those committed to her care, she hopes to merit a share of public patronage.
The course of Education will comprise the English and French Languages grammatically, Algebra, Geography, Arithmetic, Writing, Reading, and Spelling, Plain and Ornamental Needlework.
Adults or others in private families attended, and Morning and Evening Classes in her own house for giving instructions in French, &c., to those whose avocations in life would not permit them to attend in school hours. Terms moderate, and made known at the School.
May 5, 1845.
market of this city on Tuesday last was one of the largest we have seen
this year. The range of carts with potatoes, almost all of which were
disposed of, extended from the market place along English-street, as
far as the Belfast and Provincial Banks, and also to the foot of
STATE OF ARMAGH WORK-HOUSE
FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 3.—Remaining last week, 455 ; admitted 8
; discharged 7; remaining on the above date 456.
The Earl of CHARLEMONT
passed through this city on Friday last, en route for London, to attend
his Parliamentary duties.
The Rev. ALEXANDER IRWIN,
private Secretary to his Grace the Lord PRIMATE, leaves Armagh this day
for St. James’s square, London.
CURATES’ AID SOCIETY.—On
Sunday last the Rev. R. OULTON preached an eloquent sermon in Lurgan
Church, in advocacy of the claims of this excellent society. The
collection was a good one.
NEW FASHIONS, STYLES, AND DESIGNS
FOR THE SUMMER OF 1845.
R. GRAY AND CO.
BEG to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, and Public that they have just received a Large Stock of WOOLLEN CLOTHS AND FANCY GOODS FOR THE SEASON, direct from London. The following are a few of the leading Articles, viz. :--Superfine West of England Black, Blue, Rifle, Brown and Medley Colored Cloths; Treble, Double and Single Milled;
SUPERFINE WEST OF ENGLAND KERSEYMERES;
DOE AND BUCKSKIN IN BLACK, OXFORD, STEEL, DRAB, AND FANCY COLOURS ;
ALSO, TREBLE, DOUBLE AND SINGLE MILLED DO.
FANCY TWEEDS, &c.
A Large Assortment of Fancy Tweeds, Gambroons, and Summer Cloths ; Grey and White Ducks ; 6-4 Brown and Grey Tweeds; and 6-4 Lamas for Gentlemen’s Summer Coats, in Olive, Brown, and Oxford mixtures.
A very Large Stock of the Newest and Richest VESTINGS—in Plain Velvets, Fancy Satins, Satinets, Tabinetts ; Printed Cashmeres and London Quiltings.
A very Superior and Large Stock of HATS—in Parisian, Beaver, Satin, Silk and Beaver, of the Newest Shapes, warranted perfectly Waterproof and fast in Colour.
A Large Assortment of Livery Cloths and Moleskins. R.G. & Co., begs to direct the attention of Gentlemen to their Stock of Superfine and Livery Cloths and Vestings, which for finish, durability and style, cannot be excelled; they having been personally selected from the best and most respectable Manufactories, cannot fail to give general satisfaction.
Ladies are respectfully invited to inspect their Fancy Department, now Largely Stocked with the Newest Designs, Fabrics, and Richest Goods for the Summer—in Printed, Plaid, and Check Lamas ; Rich Bareges ; Printed, Plaid, and Check French Muslins, in all the New and Fashionable Colourings ; Lutestrings, Black Satins, Satinets ; Rich Plaid, Shot and Plain Silks; Ladies’ and Baby’s Robes; French and London Printed Shawls, and Silk Handkerchiefs ; French and British Ribbons ; do. Flowers ; Parasols and Silk Umbrellas.
A LARGE STOCK OF BONNETS, IN FANCY LUTON, DUNSTABLE, RICE AND TUSCAN.
STAYS OF ENGLISH AND FRENCH MANUFACTURE.
A Large Stock of Hosiery; French, Kid, Silk and Lysle Gloves; Laces, Collars, Berthes, Frills, &c. ; Superfine Welch Flannels, Hollands ; Long Cloths, Muslines; Toilet Covers ; Hair Oils, and Chinese Toilet Soap.
MOURNING PRINTS AND MUSLINS;
A Large Stock of Millinery ; the New and Fashionable French design of Bonnets and Lace Caps.
LADIES’ ORDERS PUNCTUALLY ATTENDED TO.
WEDDING AND MOURNING DRESSES EXECUTED ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE, AND IN THE BEST STYLE.
SLIGO AND ENNISKILLEN ROYAL MAIL.
THE Conveyance carrying Her Majesty’s Mail between ENNISKILLEN and SLIGO will start every Morning (from and after Tuesday, this day, the 6th May, inst.,) from ARMSTRONG’s Imperial Hotel, Enniskillen.
N.B.—Passengers will please apply at the Office in the Hotel.
May 1, 1845.
B. J. GOBERT
17, Grafton-street, and 138, Capel-street.
His Stock consists of an Assortment of FRENCH JEWELLERY, of the first and newest Fashion in Paris—such as Bracelets, Rings, Brooches, Gentlemen’s Breastpins, Bouquet Holders, French Artificial Flowers, French China Ornaments, Perfumeries, Combs, Brushes, and Cabinet Ware—all of which will be Sold at Prices about one-half cheaper than at any other Establishment.
OPEN FOR SIX DAYS ONLY, AT NO. 6, RUSSELL-STREET.
B. J. G. begs leave to inform the Public, that he will close at the end of the time mentioned.
Sub-Inspector A. K. Fox, Ramelton, is appointed third county inspector.
The promotion of Captain Fox will be gratifying not only to his
numerous friends, but to all who are acquainted with this active and
meritorious officer, who, we understand, will shortly have completed
the long term of 21 years in the service.—Derry Sentinel.
STRANGE IF TRUE.—In the notice to correspondents published in the London Medical Times of the 26th ult., the following strange statement appears:--
“Dr. Davis, of Manorhamilton, sends us an authenticated statemet [sic], that in the neighbourhood of Londonderry, several ladies have gone to bed quite well, and in the morning have been found in a complete state of insanity. More than six cases have occurred in a rural district within a circle of twenty miles. The mania is uncontrollably violent, and characterized by an extreme anxiety for the nudity of nature.—Our correspondent speaks of the visitation as an epidemic, like some of those that are recorded as taking place in the sixteenth and seventeenth century in Germany and France.”
We have not heard of this singular malady, and therefore do not believe in its existence. If it should prove to be a slanderous imputation against our fair friends, we would recommend that the author of it should be tried by a jury of matrons, and, on conviction, be sentenced to wear, for the residue of his natural life, those garments of which he alleges the ladies of our neighbourhood are so desirous to divest themselves.—Derry Sentinel.
DESTRUCTION OF BELTURBET MILLS.—We have just learned that Molly Maguire’s men have levelled to the ground Mr. Dickson’s potato mill. A feeling has gone abroad that those mills produce starch not for manufacture or for linens, but to adulterate brown sugar, and the populace rather rejoice and sympathise with the destructives.—Fermanagh Reporter.
Thursday the 1st inst.,
the Millwrights and other tradesmen who have just completed Tynan new
mill for Sir JAMES STRONG, sat down to a most splendid dinner in a
large room in the mill which was most beautifully decorated with
flowers and ever-greens. On the right of the chairman the motto was
"trade," and on his left "agriculture." The room was done off with much
ingeniousness and well executed devices, and presented a gay and
animated appearance. Mr. JAMES MOORE, Millwright, acted as chairman,
and made a most lucid and eloquent speech on trade, and Mr. M'MASTER
delivered an impressive address on agriculture. After the cloth was
removed a number of loyal, complimentary, and patriotic toasts were
given from the chair and drank with all the honours. The proceedings of
the night were very interesting and all seemed to vie with each other
in feelings of love and unity. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr.
BELL for his unremitting attention on the occasion. After a night spent
in mirth and glee the party separated highly gratified.--[Communicated.]
++++++++++++++++++++BANQUET TO THE RIGHT HON. SIR HENRY POTTINGER, BART.
On Wednesday evening this entertainment took place in the Music Hall. Upwards of 200 gentlemen, of all religious and political parties, assembled to do honour to the distinguished guest ; and had there been suitable accommodation for a larger attendance, many more would have been present at the banquet. The company was of the highest respectability, and most enthusiastically did all receive and welcome Sir Henry Pottinger to his native town.
The banquet was of much splendour. The interior of the spacious hall presented a dazzling and most imposing appearance. Immediately behind the Chairman, a very beautiful imitation of a conservatory had been formed from a variety of rare and attractive plants belonging to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Some of these delightful exotics were of Indian and Chinese origin, and blooming in singular loveliness. They reminded all of Sir Henry Pottenger’s [sic] brilliant achievements in the lands whence they came. They were arranged by the talented curator of the gardens, Mr. Ferguson.—Belfast News Letter.
++++++++++++++++++++THE “MOLLY MAGUIRES” IN CAVAN.
The following particulars connected with the movements of this lawless party may be relied on as correct. The communication is from a respectable correspondent at Blacklion:
“On the evening of the 27th ult., news arrived at the police-station here, that large numbers of ‘Molly Maguire’s’ men were assembled at Tudor, county Cavan. It appears that the ruffians have visited several houses in that neighbourhood, posted threatening notices, demanded sums of money for the relief of some of their party, who they said were sick, and committed several other outrages on the peace of the district. The party amounted to upwards of one hundred, and were chiefly armed with guns, pistols, and other dangerous missiles, calculated to awe the people in an acquiescence with their wishes. From the main body a detachment branched off to a townland named Derralahin, the lease of which has fallen for some time; and the new survey of which displeased a portion of these legislators. Here they swore several of the tenants to keep the same plots they formerly held, &c. One individual whose holding had been enlarged by the new applotment refused taking the oath, whereupon he was dragged out of his house, otherwise roughly treated, and finally threatened to be shot on the instant if he persisted in his obstinacy ; when he begged his life to be spared, and swore every thing that was required. The party then left for Glenn. They were pursued by Constable Gibson and five of his men, with four from the Holywell station, for the greater part of the night, but to no purpose. Notwithstanding the vigilance of Constable Gibson the ruffians made their escape.—The inhabitants of this neighbourhood deny having any participation in the outrages, or even knowing any of those who continue to perpetrate them. It is said they are strangers, from some distant part of the country.”
BALLIBAY PETTY SESSIONS.—APRIL 24.
The Court-house was crowded to excess, this day having been specially fixed for the hearing of the summonses issued at the instance of David Leslie, Esq., of Leslie Hill, against the parties charged with participation in the recent turbulent proceedings at Larah, in the Parish of Aughnamullan East. The previous business having been disposed of, the following persons were called:--James Fealy, P. M’Cabe, Andrew Lynch, and Joseph Oliver, Esq., all of Larah; Wm. Jackson, Esq., of Drummullard (Rhea Mills); James Fealy, of Beagh; Michael Fealy, Dennis Lynch, Michael Owens, Owen, Patrick, Patrick Mohan, Owen, and Joseph Byrne. All answered to their names, except Mohan, who, it was stated, had emigrated to America.
Mr. Swanzy, Solicitor for Mr. Leslie, said he would proceed against James Fealy, sen., for a malicious trespass, and using threatening expressions to Mr. Leslie. He said it was with deep regret he brought this case into Court. Everything in the power of his client had been done to arrange the matter equitably and amicably, without avail. On the contrary, a bad feeling and prejudice had been most unwarrantably excited against him, because he sought to substantiate his just rights. There had been numerous pecuniary transactions between Mr. Leslie and the Olivers, father and son, the former of whom, now deceased, was his uncle, and several deeds had been duly executed, by one of which the entire interest in the lands of Larah had been transferred to Mr. Leslie for valuable consideration ; this deed of conveyance had been drawn up by Mr. Meares—an eminent Solicitor of Dublin. Mr. Leslie had advanced upwards of £5,000 on the property, which was far beyond its value. He would hand in the deeds, and prove long- continued possession in Mr. Leslie; with the full knowledge and assent of Mr. Oliver, as shown by his acts and letters ; and he lamented that the misguided men at the bar should have attempted to disturb him in the peaceable enjoyment of his property. Mr. Swanzy handed in the documents—one of which was a deed of sale, and amongst them a letter from Mr. Oliver, jun., to Mr. Leslie, dated in 1843, disclaiming, in the most distinct terms, any right to the lands in question, and added that he would be a rogue to advance any such pretensions.
Mr. Leslie begged permission to add a few words to the statement of his professional adviser. He felt that he was not merely in a court of Justice, but before the moral tribunal of public opinion, and was anxious to justify his conduct to the world. For ten years he had been expending money on this property, which was indebted to him at least £6,000, of which he had not received a penny, principal or interest ; nor had he taken proceedings till Mr. Oliver violently took down his name from the mills, defied him to restore it, and expressly told the occupier (Mr. Leslie) that he would not permit it to be done. He offered now what he had offered repeatedly before that ; he was ready to sell the property, and if it realised more than the ascertained actual amount of his advances, he would hand over the balance to Mr. Oliver.
Mr. Cunningham, J. P., said this statement was a very proper one to be made, and desired Mr. Swanzy to proceed.
Mr. Swanzy handed in a letter from the Rev. Mr. Maguire, P.P., Aughnamullen East, who was expected to attend to prove possession, regretting his unavoidable absence.
David Leslie, Esq., examined—Recollects Tuesday, the 11th March last ; was at his house at Larah ; his ploughman, Owen Lamb, came and told him that if he did not take the mare from the plough, himself or the mare would be stuck; that men were collecting on the hill ; Lamb appeared to be frightened; went at once to Ballytreen station, about three-quarters of a mile off, for the Police; was met on the road by Fealy, who was accompanied by three or four men, two of whom, at least, had spades, and bid him stop ; Fealy asked him where he was going ; he replied to Meehan’s house, which was untrue, as he was, in fact, going for the Police ; Fealy said he wanted to speak to him on particular, private, business, and he must turn back to Larah, as he could only tell it there ; witness refused, and Fealy said he had rather than a great deal he had him where he was ten minutes ago; that men were on the hill—three on a ridge, and he would be soon settled with ; believed Fealy in earnest; the other men were behind him, but not close ; John Leslie, son of witness, then came up with a double-barrelled gun, on which Fealy retired, and said he wanted no fighting, to which witness answered neither did he.
Fealy.—Troth you’re just right.
Mr. Leslie—Fealy seemed excited—would not say ferocious, as that was an equivocal term, but violent ; proceeded on his way without further molestation.
To the Bench.—Was at Larah that day overseeing his men; is frequently there ; has been in actual possession of the lands for two years ; sold the crops, paid the men, and hired servants in the lifetime of the late Mr. Oliver.
Cross-examined.—Was not followed, but intercepted, on the road ; had seen Fealy before, on that morning, about 6 o’clock.
Master John Leslie (son of last witness—a manly, intelligent boy, of about 14), examined.—Recollects the day ; was told at Larah by Owen Lamb to follow his father, for that Fealy—the man at the bar—had pursued him to raise the country ; did follow him with the gun, and came up in time to hear the threatening expressions already deposed to ; Lamb pointed out Fealy crossing the meadows with another man ; is sure, from his gait and dress, he was the same he came up with on the road ; was about a hundred yards off at the time, or more; had not known Fealy before ; from the place he saw him first to the place where he came up with his father is half-a-mile; the hill slopes and he could see; there were two or three men near Fealy with spades, and a boy with a black coat ; the hour of the day was 12 o’clock.
On cross-examination he corroborated his father’s evidence in every particular.
Fealy.—By G—d this is very curious.
Pat Owens was called, but appeared, as, indeed, did most of the witnesses, very reluctant to be sworn, or to give evidence, as he said the parties were friends. Being cautioned by the Bench, he stated that he say Fealy go after Mr. Leslie in the same direction ; took no particular notice; can’t say how long after or how far he went ; saw him subsequent to that day with a number of men take the horses out of the plough and drive them out on the road ; Fealy said he could show an order, but did not show any to witness ; the party were not opposed ; they said no one should oppose them ; several carried sticks, and some had their coats off; they said there would be bad work if resistance was offered, and that no one there was fit to hinder them ; Fealy had no spade when he saw him follow Mr. Leslie.
Owen Lamb, examined—Didn’t see the trespass ; told John Leslie to follow his father on the 11th March, but no more passed ; didn’t see Fealy cross the meadows ; saw him go down the road, he supposes to his daughter.
By the Bench—Was warned that day to keep his mare at home ; dreaded danger to Mr. Leslie ; worked for him before; Mr. Leslie tilled the land last Spring, and did as he liked with it ; saw the threatening notice (now produced) before; took it off the door of the forge where he works, two or three days before, and sent it to Mr. Leslie ; left his work on account of the notice ; never said he got no notice, but that he wanted to make Mr. Leslie believe so.
The notice was read, cautioning Lamb not to send his mare to plough for Mr. Leslie—that he was warned before—and by G—d this was the last warning.
Richard Henderson, the driver of the plough, proved the trespass against Fealy, who had about twelve men with him ; they drove off the horses to pound : was in Mr. Leslie’s employment and working on the land for two years ; was paid by him ; was his herd.
Mr. Swanzy produced Mr. Oliver’s letter disclaiming any right to the lands.
Mr. Oliver admitted the letter but said it was written for a certain purpose to procure money, and contained statements that were false.
Mr. Swanzy—we close here.
Charles Fealy was objected to as being particeps criminis, but was eventually sworn, and said there was no one on the road but himself and James when the latter met Mr. Leslie ; saw the “big man” (Mr. Leslie) and the young fellow with the gun ; on his oath there were only two children of his in the next field, the eldest six years old ; there was nobody in the next to that ; will not swear that there was no one in the next, farther on ; James Fealy came out of the field, and met Mr. Leslie on the road.
Mr. Swanzy—Thank you for that evidence.
Wm. Jackson, Esq., examined—Fealy was at his house that morning between seven and eight o’clock, and left to return home ; the place where the conversation occurred is not on the nearest road—it is not on the common road—but is not a mile round. Mr. Jackson proceeded to state that the day before he got from Mr. Oliver in Monaghan gaol an order to hand to Fealy, the original of which in the handwriting of Mr. Munn, a Dublin Solicitor, he now produced.
The document which was read directed Fealy to put off Mr. Leslie’s people by force, and to turn Mrs. Leslie (mother of Mr. Leslie and aunt of Oliver) out of the house.
The Bench asked if Fealy could produce that copy, but he replied he forgot it at home. Sergeant Clerken saw it.
Sergeant Clerken being sworn, stated that Fealy showed him some written paper, but he did not read it, and could not speak to the contents.
Mr. Wallace, R.M.—Recollected that at Larah he asked Fealy to show the order, but he did not then produce it.
Fealy asked time, but the Bench ruled that the order, even if produced, would be worth no more than so much waste paper, and Fealy had full notice.
Mr. Leslie—I never received any letter from an Attorney, and those violent proceedings were the first intimation I had that my right was disputed.
Mr. Oliver asked time to produce a lease made by Mr. Leslie in 1845, of which 11 years were unexpired. He said he did not expect the case to come on ; but the Bench refused a postponement.
George Leslie, Esq., examined—Occupies the mill at Larah ; proved that he audited a general account jointly with Mr. Jas. Marron between Mr. Leslie and Mr. Oliver, in which the former was credited with upwards of £5,000 ; Leslie debited Oliver with outlay and wages, crediting him with the proceeds of the farm ; did not believe Oliver a tenant or in possession ; was told by the late Mr. Oliver to pay his rent to Mr. Leslie ; Mr. Leslie paid the head rent ; the younger Oliver was a witness to the letting by Leslie to witness ; had received threatening notices, in consequence of which he had served notice to give up the mills ; got a letter from Mr. Oliver from Monaghan gaol, assuring him of safety, but desiring him to pay no rent to Mr. Leslie.
Mr. Wallace, R.M.—Then did you infer from that that Oliver had the peace of the country in his hands.
Mr. Ledlie—Both parties have been courteous to me ; is not afraid of Oliver, but is of a person named Duffy ; but that affair is not connected with this transaction.
The case here closed, and after a conference together, the Bench ruled unanimously that they would take informations against Fealy for the malicious trespass, riot, and threatening language. They also wished Mr. Swanzy to select the most culpable amongst the other parties.
Mr. Swanzy assented, and informations were consequently taken against Peter M’Cabe and M. Fealy for riot and malicious trespass, Mr. Swanzy stating that he would be content if the remainder except Mr. Oliver and Mr. Jackson, were put under a rule of bail to keep the peace.
Several parties here protested their complete innocence, and Mr. Leslie said he would proceed no further against them, but consent to their immediate discharge, as he was satisfied they had been misguided.
Mr. Swanzy then proceeded with the charge against Mr. Oliver, which was for forcibly taking down Mr. Leslie’s name from the mills, and using threats and intimidation to prevent any person from putting it up again, and also for forcible entry.
Mr. Oliver admitted the fact, and entered into a statement of his title. He denied that Mr. Leslie was in possession.
It appeared by Mr. Ledlie’s evidence, that he insisted on Mr. Leslie’s name being put up as a condition of tenancy, and it was done with the consent of the late Mr. Oliver ; always understood the mills to be Mr. Leslie’s property ; was aware of an assignment of the whole property to him ; Mr. Leslie was liable to a fine of £20 for not having a name up.
Bench—Put up your own name.
Mr. Ledlie—I had rather not, thank you. (Laughter.)
A witness was examined, who swore that Mr. Oliver desired him not to plough, or else to mark the consequence.
Mr. Oliver put in an agreement, by which he and Mr. Leslie agreed, that for two months neither would exercise ownership, till affairs could be arranged ; but Mr. Leslie called attention to a clause by which it was provided that “if either party made default, the agreement should not be binding on the other.” Mr. Ledlie, on being asked, did not recollect having heard Mr. Oliver say, on the very night the account was settled, that nothing but the mill and twenty acres, at £40 a-year, would satisfy him, upon which Mr. Leslie called James Marron, Esq.,--the other auditor—who deposed to this fact, and also that Mr. Oliver said afterwards he should get £700 or £800, or he would give Mr. Leslie trouble.
Mr. Ledlie subsequently recollected the conversation.
Pat Owens proved that he was caretaker in charge of Doctor Leslie’s house, at Larah; Oliver came, at twelve o’clock at night, and demanded admittance, or he would break in the door; a boy let him in ; he broke an inner door with a poker and took whatever he liked; he said he wanted the mare.
Mr. Oliver.—My own mare.
Mr. Leslie.—I beg your pardon, my mare.
To the BENCH.—Oliver has occasionally slept in the house, but not three nights successively since his return from Monaghan ; supposes he slept with his wife at the house of James Fealy, the traverser, his father-in-law.
Mr. Oliver—I defy any man to prove I ever slept a night there with her. (Laughter.)
Mr. Leslie—I repeat I am most anxious to get out of this matter quietly. I have offered to take £1,000 less than the property stands me. I repeat that offer now.
Informations were taken against Mr. Oliver.
The next case was against. Wm. Jackson, Esq., for exciting the people to leave their employment, and using threatening and intimidating language.
Francis Smith and Michael M’Kee, both of whom appeared reluctant witnesses, proved that in the Chapel-yard of Aughnamullen East, after the Clergyman had gone, Mr. Jackson addressed the people, telling them not to pay rent to Mr. Leslie, or to work on the land without Oliver’s orders, or they’d get into trouble : there were some of the workmen and tenants present ; M’Kee said the words that they were not “allowed” to work without Oliver’s leave.
Mr. Jackson explained that the people came to him for advice; he only wanted to keep the peace, and he simply read the document handed to him by Oliver, in Monaghan Gaol. Mr. Ledlie could speak to his conduct.
Mr. Ledlie said Mr. Jackson kindly came over the morning the mill-race was cut, and told the people to do no more harm ; knows nothing about the proceedings in the Chapel-yard, as he was not there.
Bench—Are you prepared, Mr. Leslie, to swear that persons were prevented from working in consequence of Mr. Jackson’s advice?
Mr. Leslie—I am. I have much further evidence to implicate Mr. Jackson, but I will reserve it for another opportunity.
Informations were then taken against Mr. Jackson.
J. M’Donald proved that the tenants attorned to Mr. Leslie two years ago, and Oliver was a witness to take attornmeuts. He had taken up money without the knowledge of his father, which Mr. Leslie had allowed.
Mr. Cunningham, J.P., warned the country people not to interfere further, and to let the principals fight their own battles, otherwise many of them would be sent to Monaghan Gaol for their criminal folly.—Louth Advertiser.
BELFAST AND COUNTY DOWN RAILWAY.
CAPITAL--£400,000.—To be raised by 6,000 Shares of £50 each.—Deposit, £2 1?s per Share.
The Marquis of Downshire.
The Marquis of Londonderry.
The Baron De Ros.
The Viscount Castlereagh, M.P., county Down.
The Viscount Newry and Morne, M.P., Newry Borough.
J. Emerson Tennant, Esq., M.P., Belfast Borough.
David Robert Ross, Esq., M.P., Belfast Borough.
David S. Ker, Esq., M.P., Downpatrick Borough.
Peter Kirk, Esq., M.P., county of the town of Carrickfergus.
Allen, William J. C., Esq., Belfast, Director of the Ulster Railway Company.
Andrews, John, Esq., Comber.
Batt, Thomas G., Esq., Belfast, Director of the Belfast Banking Company.
Brabazon, Philip E., Esq., Downpatrick.
Bristow, James, Esq., Belfast, Director of the Northern Banking Company.
Cleland, Hugh, Merchant, Downpatrick.
Coates, William, Esq., Glentoran, Director of the Belfast and Ballymena Railway,
Crommelin, Samuel D., Esq., Carrowdore Castle.
Goddard, James, Esq., Belfast, Manager of the Bank of Ireland, Belfast, and Chairman of the Ulster Railway.
Greer, George, Esq., Woodville, Director of the Ulster Railway, and of the Belfast and Ballymena Railway.
Grimshaw, Robert, Esq., Belfast, Director of the Ulster Banking Company, and of the Ulster Railway.
Harrison, John, Esq., Mertoun, Holywood, Director of the Belfast and Ballymena Railway.
Heron, John, Esq., Maryfield, Holywood, Director of the Ulster Banking Company.
Hastings, John, Esq., Downpatrick.
Hodgson, John, Esq., Holywood.
Johnston, Arthur, Merchant, Downpatrick.
Martin, John, Esq., Killileagh Mills.
Matthews, George, Esq., Springvale, Donaghadee.
Maxwell, J. W., Esq., Finnebrogue, Downpatrick.
Miller, John, Esq., Comber.
Mitchell, George, Esq., Belfast, Director of the Belfast Banking Company.
Montgomery, Hugh, Esq., Belfast, Director of the Northern Banking Company.
M’Cammon, Thos., Esq., Belfast, Director of the Belfast and Ballymena Railway.
M’Culloch, Thomas Stott, Esq., Bangor.
M’Neale, John, Esq., Belfast, Director of the Northern Banking Company.
Stevenson, William, Esq., Mount Pottinger.
Stone, Guy, Esq., Barnhill, Comber.
Thompson, William, Merchant, Downpatrick.
Walkington, Edward, Esq., Belfast, Director of the Ulster Railway, and the Belfast and Ballymena Railway.
Wallace, Hugh, Esq., Downpatrick.
Ward, Robert Edward, Esq., Bangor Castle.
Young, John, Esq., Shamrock Lodge.
With power to add to their number.
PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE OF SHAREHOLDERS, BANKERS.
The Northern Banking Company, Belfast and Downpatrick ; and Glyn & Co., London.
John Godwin, Esq., Belfast.
Hugh Wallace & Co., Belfast and Downpatrick.
Thomas Ward, Esq., Bridge-street, Belfast ; James Stevenson, Esq., Downpatrick ; John White, Esq., 30, North George’s-Street, Dublin ; and James Bryden, Esq., 290, Regent-Street, London.
OFFICES OF THE COMPANY.
25, Fountain-Street, Belfast ; 8, English-Street, Downpatrick ; 30, North George’s-Street, Dublin ; 290, Regent-Street, London.
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