December 6, 1844
Omagh, County Tyrone
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Omagh Fair, Tuesday.--Our fair, on Tuesday last, was very cheering to the farmer--the attendance was unusually large. Horses were numerous--the demand brisk, but good ones scarce. Of black cattle the number was also large--prices high--good milchers bringing from £9 to £10 10s. Pigs were in immense number, and paid well. Sheep stationery [sic] in price.
Flaxseed.--There is no cause for the fear entertained that the supply of flaxseed for the ensuing season will not be abundant, or of good quality. Riga seed may be short of the usual supply, but we have the best authority for assuring our friends that American and Dutch seed, of prime quality, will make up the deficiency.
Shipwreck.--A vessel, named the Victoria, from the North of Scotland, laden with salt, went on the rocks at the Skerries, Portrush, during the fog on Sunday night last, and became a complete wreck. The hands were picked up by a schooner going to Derry.--Coleraine Chronicle.
The Army.The 56 Regiment embark in a few days at the Northwall, for Liverpool.
The first division of the 16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment, Colonel Campbell, arrived in Cove, on Friday, en route to Cork.
The Rhadamanthus sails for Dublin for the headquarters of the 16th Regiment, and after her return will proceed to Liverpool for a wing of the 6th Regiment, which having conveyed to Dublin, she will embark the remaining division of the 16th for Cork; afterwards she will again depart for Liverpool, to convey the remainder of the 6th to Dublin.
Ruffianly Conduct.--On Monday last a number of gentlemen hunted over the manor of Newporten, and on coming into the townland of Curren, near Ballinamallard, the rabble who followed pounced upon the turnip crop of Mr. James Beatty like a flock of crows on a wheat field, tramping and carrying great numbers of them away. When Mr. Beatty (who is a stranger lately come to reside there) remonstrated with them, they struck him and abused him, and having left the field, returned again and committed new insult and robbery. Mr. Beatty is an industrious and enterprising tenant farmer, and was the first to sow turnips and grass seeds in that neighbourhood, for before this year the like was never seen in that district. He is only a tenant at will, on a farm of eleven acres, and this season at his own expense and toil made four hundred perches of thorough drains, on the Deanston principle, the main drains being sunk five feet deep. He has improved his farm in one year upwards of £100 in value, and grew crops so enormous that the neighbourhood was absolutely astonished; and yet this is the man the ruffians of that Ninevan of Fermanagh (Ballinamallard) would injure, rob of his crops, and plough up and podge his newly sown grass fields. We long to hear that they will be severely dealt with, and trust that the gentlemen of the hunt will discountenance by their great displeasure the injury of crops and enclosures.--Enniskillen Reporter.
Awful Event.--During the sitting of the Limerick Petty Sessions Court on Friday, a most unlooked for and awful interlude occurred, which gave a deadly complexion to the usually serio-comic business of the court, and for the first time concluded with a real tragedy.--Owing to this fatal catastrophe, the court was adjourned, leaving a great portion of the business undone. Morgan Connell and William Daly, working smiths, were called by summons to the table, in a wages case, and the book being tendered to complainant (Connell) he uttered a faint shriek, after commencing his evidence, and falling back, expired! He was removed to the outer court, where the Mayor hastened from the bench to his assistance, but the vital spark had fled! He was, notwithstanding, removed to Barrington’s Hospital, but all restoratives were vain, as his spirit had flted to another, and we hope, a better world. The summons in the case was for wages, and the deceased got very excited, when opening his complaint against the man who employed him. In the warmth of his feeling he faultered, sunk down on the table, and indistinctly articulated, “a weakness, gentlemen,” when two policemen removed him, in their arms, to the hall of the court, but he never spoke or moved again. He was a stout man, about 50 years of age, and married, and had two children.--Limerick Chronicle.
Fairs in Ulster for the ensuing Week.Monday, Dec. 9th.--Mountnorris, Armagh; Stranorlar, Derry; Seskanore, Tyrone.
Tuesday, 10th.--Clough, Antrim; Gilford, Hilltown, and Portaferry, Down; Enniskillen, Fermanagh; Carrickmacross, Monaghan; Pomeroy, Tyrone.
Wednesday, 11th.--Acton, Belnaglera, Blackwatertown, and Jonesborough, Armagh; Kilrea, Derry; Tubbermore, Derry; Muff and Ratheday, Derry; Crossgar, Donaghadee, Killilea, Rathfriland, and Rosstrevor, Down; Brookborough, Fermanagh; Newtownstewart, Tyrone.
Thursday, 12th.--Bathmills, Antrim; Cairnlough, Antrim; Lurgan, Armagh; Drumquin, Tyrone.
Friday, 13th.--Keady, Armagh; Park, Derry; Newtonbutler, Fermanagh; Balligawley and Coagh, Tyrone.
Saturday, 14th.--Dromore and Newtownards, Down; Caledon and Trillick, Tyrone.
| Strabane Presbytery.--This
Presbytery, at their recent meeting, appointed the Rev. James
Alexander, of Douglas, and the Rev. James Budd, of Clady, as licensers,
within the bounds of the Presbytery, under the new Marriage Act.
The Presbytery of Clogher has appointed the Rev. Andrew T. Holmes, Tempo, Licenser of Marriges, in addition to the Rev. John Hanna, Clogher.
The Marquis and Marchioness of Abercorn have arrived at Dudley House, Park-lane, from Arveryke Lodge, Inverness-shire. The noble Marquis and Marchioness proceed shortly to Barons-Court, county Tyrone, for the Christmas holidays.
The Ancient Chichester and Old Rock Harriers will meet at Ballymena, on the 9th December inst., to hunt for the week, from the fineness of the weather, and the abundance of hares, an unusually large muster of the gentry is expected. The members and their friends are to dine each day, at 6 o’clock, at the hotel--the Adair Arms.
Arrivals at M’Grotty’s Hotel, Coleraine, last week.--Miss Cunningham, and suite; Captain T. Jones, M.P., and suite.
Seduction and Attempt at Suicide.--An occurrence of this kind took place at Oldmill, in the county Kildare, last week; the girl, Ellen M’Loughlin, was the servant maid of a farmer named Dallon. A workman in the employment of Dallon had paid her attention, which terminated in the ruin of the unfortunate girl. When the consequences became certain and apparent, she naturally looked to her seducer to make her the only reparation in his power, that of making her his wife. This he refused; for some time she continued to repeat the demand, but without effect. Maddened by his conduct, and feeling that her character was for ever blasted, she resolved on putting an end to her existence; providing herself with a razor, she met her seducer about six o’clock in the evening, in a field near Mr. Dallon’s house, and having again asked him to marry her, she, on his refusing, drew the razor across her throat, making a gash four inches in length. Having wrested the razor from her, he immediately ran for assistance; on her return he found her weltering in blood, and for some time she was supposed to be dead. Notice of the circumstance was soon given to the police stationed at Kilteel. The sequel of the affair is, that the girl is likely to recover, and that a marriage will probably redress all her wounds.
New Mayors.Dublin.--John L. Arabin, Esq., Town Councillor, was unanimously elected Lord Mayor, on Monday last.
Cork.--Richard Donelan, Esq., by a majority of 22 over Alderman Vincent.
Belfast.--Andrew Mulholland, Esq., was unanimously elected to succeed Mr. Clarke.
Sligo.--Michael Gallagher, Esq., the present Mayor, re-elected.
Derry.--John Munn, Esq., was unanimously elected, to succeed Mr. Haslett.
Londonderry Ship News.The ship Londonderry, Captain Hatrick, of and from Londonderry to St. John, N.B., with passengers, arrived on the 24th of October--all well.
The ship Fanny, of and from Londonderry, Captain Quinn, arrived safe at St. John, after a fine passage of -1 [first digit illegible] days.
Ship Amity, Capt. Pike, from Liverpool to Philadelphia, with passengers, &c., arrived safe after a pleasant passage--all well.
Omagh Fever Hospital.
Return of the number of PatientsPatients in Hospital 1st December, 1843, . . . 12
for the Year ending 29th November, 1844.
Admitted since, . . . 247
Total, . . . 259
Died, . . . 21
Cured, . . . 213
Remaining in house, . . . 25 -- 259.
John Hamilton, M.D.
Irish Railways.--Lord Dalhousie, at the railway department of the Board of Trade, will enter upon the examination of the proposed railways for Ireland on Thursday next the 5th of December.
The Potato Crop.--We heard last week of a serious rot in the potato pits, in several parts of the country, and upon inquiry we now find the evil report is more general and that a great deficiency is likely to occur in the actual produce. This fearful prospect is ascribed to the excessive moisture of the after season, the continued heavy rains which affected the late crop, especially where a re-sowing took place, but we hope the damage is not so extensive as many apprehend. The potatoe [sic] pits should be carefully inspected, and the best remedy adopted to arrest the threatened evil.--Limerick Chronicle.
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