October 21, 1845
Armagh, County Armagh
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On the 15th inst., in Mullabrack Church, by the Rev. Charles Seaver, Mr. David Watson, of Lurgaboy, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Alexander Spence of Drumatee.
On Tuesday, 14th inst., at St. Mary’s Church, Newry, by the Rev. D. Boyd, Peter Sheriff, Esq., Liverpool, to Anna, eldest daughter of William Cowan, Esq., Newry.
August 19th, at Trelawney, Jamacia [sic], the Rev. Charles Alfred Cooper, Minister of St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Thomas in the East, to Harriet, third daughter of Francis Sanderson, Esq., of Prospect House, Tandragee, county Armagh.
Oct. 13, at Clontarf, where he had been ordered by his physician for the benefit of sea air, Lieutenant-Colonel Moore, K. H., 54th regiment, only son of the late John Moore, Esq., of Drumbanagher, county of Armagh. The demise of the gallant and most amiable colonel has caused deep sorrowing to his disconsolate widow and a numerous circle of friends, by whom he was beloved and admired for his many endearing qualities of head and heart.
On the 11th instant, at his residence, Willoughby-place, Enniskillen, Frederick Geddings, Esq., aged 62, Ordnance store-keeper, and acting Barrack-master, deservedly and deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.
On Sunday, of inflammation, Mr. James Innes, of Enniskillen, merchant. He enjoyed, apparently, perfect health throughout the week.
On the 8th instant, at Mullaghmore, in the county of Sligo, in the 52d year of his age, Michael Hugh Tutthill, Esq., late Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Artillery.
On the 14th inst., at Derrybrusk Glebe, Francis Tuthill, aged 76, relict of the Rev. Tutthill, late Rector of the parish of Drumkeeran.
ARMAGH COUNTY INFIRMARY.At the time the College Commissioners visited this institution there were in one of the female wards, two women who had undergone amputation--one from an accident in a flax mill, which rendered it necessary to amputate from the forearm below the elbow; the other had her leg amputated below the knee, from the effects of a dreadful burn. There was also a horrible case of throat-cutting, where the passages to the stomach and lungs were both divided, and the poor woman obliged to breathe through a silver tube in the windpipe. Yet, notwithstanding these, and a fair proportion of other serious cases in the different wards of the hospital, we are told by some Belfast writers, that the Armagh hospitals have not an extensive field of observation; and that scrophula, including, as it does, phthisis, necrosis, ceriostitis, abscesses, &c., is a disease of no interest.
Mail Coach Accident.--Last Wednesday night an accident occurred in this city with the Enniskillen and Belfast mail coach which was near being attended with serious consequences. When the vehicle arrived in Armagh, and was passing up through English-street, for the purpose of turning, in order to proceed out of town again to Belfast, at Wiltshire's hotel, the horses bolted and endeavoured to run down the entrance to the stables. The driver immediately reined up, and but for the presence of mind he manifested the result would, in all probability, have been fatal to the passengers and coach. In turning the horses so suddenly, the pole of the coach was forced in through Mr. M'Farland's window and smashed several panes. No other accident occurred. There is no blame attached to the coachman.
Progress of Temperance in Dublin.--An interesting open air meeting was held on Sunday evening last, in Beresford-place. It was called by the Very Rev. Dr. Spratt, and his call was warmly seconded by a vast multitude of our fellow-citizens, who flocked in thousands to that large open space where Father Mathew a few years ago commenced his labours. The meeting was held at four o'clock. Mr. Haughton, Mr. Webb, Mr. M'Dermott, the city Marshal, Mr. Battersby, Mr. Brennan, and several other gentlemen attended on the platform. After Dr. Spratt addressed the multitude, about seven hundred persons knelt down and took the pledge. A much larger number would have been added to the temperance ranks on the occasion, but that about five o'clock the rain began to descend heavily, so that the meeting was obliged to separate. It was a beautiful sight to witness the fine enthusiasm which prevailed through the assembled thousands, all seemed animated with one spirit, and that spirit a determination to carry forward a glorious cause which is fast elevating Ireland in the estimation of the world.--Evening Post.
His Grace the Lord Primate is at present entertaining a fashionable circle at the Palace, including the Earl of Devon, Mr. and Miss Lucas.
Colonel Verner, M.P., and family, have arrived at Churchill, for the winter.
The Approaching Conservative Dinner.--Arrangements on a most extensive scale are making in the Town-hall, for the entertainment to be given to E. Archdall, Esq., on the 28th inst. Several new paintings and mottos are in preparation. It is expected to be one of the grandest entertainments ever given in the county. The Earl of Enniskillen is to be Chairman on the occasion.--Enniskillen Correspondent.
| Curragh Puppy Meeting. --The
Curragh Puppy Meeting is fixed for Wednesday, the 26th November, and
following days.--Belfast News-Letter.
Banbridge Flax Market.--Monday.--Owing to the very heavy fall which took place this morning, the market, at the commencement, was not so largely supplied as formerly; but, prior to twelve o'clock, the immense number of farmers were observed hurrying into the town with flax, most of which proved to be of a very superior quality; therefore, the supply was nearly equal to the demand, and former prices were not only fully maintained, but, taking into consideration the quality of the article, we may fairly say, that prices had a decided tendency upwards. As all the scutching mills, in this neighbourhood, are working full time, we are justified in anticipating a most abundant supply on next market-day. Premiums were distributed as follows, viz.:--£1 to Mr. William Kidd, of Ringclare, near Rathfriland, for receiving the largest sum of money for flax sold, his own growing; 2d, 10s to Mr. Adam M'Clelland, of Reskum, near Loughbrickland, for receiving the second largest sum of money for flax sold, his own growing. Mr. Robert M'Giveran, of Cargan, near Tandragee, obtained a premium of £1 for the finest flax sold in the market, his own growing;--this respectable farmer sold at 12s per stone. The lot was not more than five minutes in the market until it changed hands.--Correspondent of the Whig.
(From our Correspondent.)MOY.--I regret to inform you that the prevailing distemper has materially affected the potato crop in the extensive district around this town.
NEWTOWNHAMILTON.--The disease prevails in this neighborhood to a considerable extent, principally among the Defenders or Sons of Cups; yet, should it not spread any further, we have no cause of complaint. The grain crop is a good one.
MOUNT NORRIS.--The disease in the potato crop is very prevalent in this district. Those principally affected are the kinds which are called Defenders, and Sons of Cups; but all are more or less touched.
TEMPLEMOYLE.--There is a great failure in the potato crop in this neighbourhood, and different experiments are being tried here at present as to the cause.
BLACK LION, Co. CAVAN.--In this locality all the potatoes are more or less affected. Judging from my own crop, I would be disposed to hope there will be no great cause of complaint.
The Portadown Sunday Schools.--The annual meeting of the several schools of the district was held at Portadown on Thursday, the 9th inst. All the children, with their teachers, assembled in the Church at ten o'clock, a.m., when the morning service was read, and a suitable sermon preached by the Incumbent, who took his text, 3d epistle of St. John, 4th verse--"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." When service was over, the different schools, headed by the respective teachers, proceeded to the large field attached as a play-ground to the Duke of Manchester's school-house, where temporary tables were erected, on which was spread a plentiful breakfast, consisting of bread and tea, with apple-pies, of which all partook most heartily. The day was very favorable for the occasion, and many strangers were present to witness so unusual a sight as that of eight hundred and twenty, both teachers and children, sitting down to breakfast at one time. At three o'clock the meeting broke up, and all returned to their homes well pleased.
We understand it is the intention of the inhabitants of Portadown to form a Gas Company for the purpose of lighting that town.
Concert.--The lovers of vocal music--and we know there are many in this city--will hail with delight the announcement in to-day's paper of a visit from the celebrated Braham. As such an opportunity may not again offer for some time, we would recommend our friends to avail themselves of the present.
Longevity and Activity.--Mrs. Johnson, widow of the late Mr. James Johnson, who resides with her grandson, Mr. James Blagriff, tenant on the Castlemain estate, in Kilkenny-west, although in her 102d year, has the entire of his harvest, bound and tied the corn after two reapers, competing with the servant maid whose ridge would be done first and best; she has also carded and spun two stone of wool, to be manufactured into clothes for her great grand children; and she has not only spun the wool for, but also knit all the stockings she and they wear, and almost every Sunday walks to "the church that tops the neighbouring hill," immortalised by Goldsmith.--Westmeath Guardian.
Window-Breaking.--On the evening of Tuesday last, between the hours of eight and nine o'clock, a stone was thrown from the street, which broke one of the large panes of plate-glass in Mr. John M'Cartney's window, in Market-street, and damaged several articles of value in the shop. We hope for the credit of the city that the circumstance was not maliciously intended. We are informed that a few minutes before the stone was thrown, a mendicant had been in the shop, and had scarcely gone out when the circumstance took place.
The Knights of St. Patrick.A chapter of the most illustrious Order of St. Patrick will be held at the Castle of Dublin, on Wednesday, the 12th Nov., for the purpose of investing the Right Honourable Lord Farnham with the Ribbon and Badge of the Order.
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