Portadown Weekly News
and County Armagh Advertiser.
May 21, 1859
Portadown, county Armagh
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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.--Head-Constable Scott and one of the force went on their rounds yesterday inspecting the weights and measures, and made several seizures. Very likely we will hear more of it.
==================LOUGH NEAGH DRAINAGE.
The new Act for recovery of small debts before the Magistrates at Petty Sessions is now in force.--Processes for sums under £2, contracted within twelve months, can be brought to Petty Sessions.--The proper forms are for sale at the Stamp Office, 43, Thomas-street, Portadown.
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.--On Thursday last, about two o'clock, a woman resident in this town, attempted to commit suicide by throwing herself in the Bann, below the bridge. By great exertion she was brought to land. We understand this has not been the first attempt.
ALLEGED MURDER.--On Saturday last, an inquest was held in Kilmore, by Edward D. Atkinson, Esq., on the body of a man named Kelly, who was found dead on the day previous. The jury were unanimous in returning a verdict of "Wilful murder against some person unknown." A man named Joseph Potts, with his daughter, have been arrested on suspicion, and committed for further examination. Deceased was a very quiet man.
PRESENTATION.--The friends of James Cuthbertson, Esq., entertained him at supper, at Martin's Hotel, on the occasion of his leaving Portadown, and afterwards presented him with a splendid silver lancet case, as a mark of their esteem. The supper was served in Mr. Martin's usual good style, and gave general satisfaction.
Submitted by ajk.
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