November 22, 1844
Omagh, County Tyrone
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The Shinrone Investigation.--We are authorised to state that directions were given on the 13th inst., by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant to the Inspector-General of Constabulary, for the immediate dismissal from the fore of Sub-Inspector Parker and Constable Crophy.--Evening Packet.
Monday evening a young man, named Healy, employed at Mr Haye’s near Mountdesert, Cork, laid a gun against a hedge. In taking it up again he caught it by the muzzle, when it exploded and shot him through the head. Death was instantaneous.
Fashionable Arrival.--Lord Claude Hamilton, M.P. for Tyrone, with Lady Hamilton and suite, arrived at Baronscourt, the residence of the most noble the Marquis of Abercorn, on Tuesday last. They came by the Londonderry steamer, from Glasgow, which they had engaged specially for that purpose. The Marquis and Marchioness of Abercorn are not expected to join them for some time.
The following nobility and gentry are now at the Palace, Armagh, on a visit to the Lord Primate:--The Earl and Countess of Erne, Viscount and Viscountess Newry, Right Hon. Lady Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar, Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon; Rev. C.C. Beresford.
Sunday last, a female pauper in Strabane workhouse, from the neighbourhood of Raphoe, gave birth to twins.
The Ladies of the first Presbyterian congregation of Dungannon, on the 7th instant, presented the Rev. Charles L. Morell with a handsome pulpit gown, as a token of their esteem and regard for him as their Minister.--Newry Telegraph.
It is said that a Mr. Christy, of the County Down, and a Mr. Fitzgibbon, are in treaty for the rock on which the ruins of Dunluce Castle stands, and that if an arrangement is completed, they intend erecting a magnificent Castle of white limestone, on the site of the old one.--Northern Whig.
Provincial Colleges.--We understand a member of the committee has received a letter from London this day, which states “that a plan for collegiate instruction in Ireland, which is likely to be efficient and satisfactory, has been proposed, and almost matured by government.”--Cork Reporter.
Sir Philip Crampton has subscribed £100 to the Medical Benevolent Fund Society of Ireland.
A man named Pierce Wynne, contiguous to Ballyduff, Kerry, died this week at the advanced age of 110.
The King of Prussia--Trinity College.--His Majesty, the King of Prussia has conferred the Gold Medal “in Science and Arts” on John Murray, A.M., Resident Master of Trinity College, Dublin, “as acknowledgment of “distinguished merits” in the composition of Latin poetry.
Oxford, Friday.--The Archbishop of Dublin and the Bishop of Kildare have addressed the Boards of Heads of Houses on the subject of the prevailing errors in teh University; and a committee is now sitting to concert measures for checking their progress. Mr. R. Ley, of Brasenose College, a connection of the Rev. Isaac Williams, has avowed himself the author of a report that Mr. Newman had written to the Rev. I. Williams, intimating his probable secession from the Anglican communion.--Globe.
| Sub-Inspector Parker.--Mr. Parker’s
death has “gone the rounds” of the press, as having taken place on the
night of Friday, the 8th instant, at Carrick-on-Shannon. Our Shinrone
correspondent says that the report is unfounded, as an autograph letter
had been received from Mr. Parker at Shinrone, on the morning of last
The Tyrone Constitution.--We have received the first number of the Tyrone Constitution, and a very promising number it is, both as regards matter and typography. A local paper was, we think much required in the district, and we are sure, judging from the gentleman who controls the Tyrone Constitution, it will be conducted with tact and ability. As the Constitution is a Tory paper, we hope to see it shortly opposed by a Liberal rival.--The World.
The Marquis of Abercorn has been appointed Lieutenant of Donegall County, in room of the late Marquis of Donegall.
Child Found.--On Wednesday last, the body of a child, supposed to be three weeks old, was found in the basin of Strabane canal. The police are on the alert, but no trace of the unnatural parents has been discovered.
Strabane and Coleraine Railway.--We have been requested to state, that upwards of £170,000 of this stock have been taken in Manchester and Liverpool alone.
Presbytery of Raphoe.--At a meeting held on Wednesday, the 13th instant, in St. Johnston, this Presbytery, after the transaction of other business, licensed Mr. William A. Russell, of Burnside, near Raphoe, to preach the everlasting Gospel, in connection with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.--Derry Standard.
The Treasurer of the Ulster Society for Promoting the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind has received from the Most Hon. the Marquis of Hertford, by the hands of the Very Rev. Dean Stannus, the sum of £200, in aid of the New Building Fund; also the sum of £15 3s. 6d., being the amoung of congregational collections after sermon, by the Rev. William M’Ilwaine, in St. George’s Church, on Sunday last.--Banner of Ulster.
Lord Erne’s new steam vessel has arrived at Belfast from Scotland, on her way to navigate Lough Erne.
Billy Wilson, the oldest Freemason in Fermanagh, died in Enniskillen, on Sunday last, aged 94 years.
The Achill Herald states that no less than five Roman Catholic priests, in addition to the Rev. Mr. M’Namara, are expected to join the Established Church in that settlement.
Management of Potatoes.--Potatoes when stored should be kept in a dry dark place, exposure to the light being almost as injurious as exposure to frost. They should not be placed in contact with straw. Watery potatoes, if placed near a stove or oven for about a week, will be found mealy and of good flavour when boiled.
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