HOME DISTRICT ASSIZES
From a file of American papers received yesterday, we
extract the following very remarkable bigamy case from the
Montreal Herald of Tuesday, 24th April, as it has some con-
nexion with Armagh:
A very remarkable trial for
bigamy took place on Wednesday last. A very respectable
and thriving inhabitant of this city, of the name of James
Mullen, was indicted for having in 1837 married the daughter
of a Mr. Turton, of this town, his former wife, Margaret Moore,
alias Mullen, being still living. He had left Ireland twenty-
four years ago, and his wife arrived here during the last year,
not having seen him for that long period. It was proved, how-
ever, that he was well aware of her being alive. His first mar-
riage was performed by a Presbyterian Minister at Armagh--
the woman being of that persuasion. There was contradictory
evidence as to his being a Presbyterian or Episcopalian. The
jury found him guilty, and that he was a Presbyterian. This
finding takes the case out of the decision of the House of Lords
last year on the celebrated bigamy case "the Queen v. Milles,"
when the prisoner escaped on the ground of the first marriage
not being valid, as solemnized between an Episcopalian and a
Presbyterian, by a Presbyterian minister. Mr. Burns and Mr.
Hagarty appeared for the prosecution. Hon. H. J. Boulton for
INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT, ARMAGH
TO BE HEARD
TOMORROW.--Thomas Woods, Ballyvarley, county Down, linen
manufacturer and cattle dealer; Ellen Connolly, otherwise
O'Donnell, Armagh, widow, lodging-house keeper; James
Johnston, Marleycoo, labourer; Francis Markey, Aughnagurgan,
farmer; Michael M'Connell, Curry, weaver; William
Warren, Monbrief, weaver; Wm. Timmis, Richhill, labourer;
Jane Flavell, otherwise Campbell, Portadown, widow, pub-
lican; Henry Ruddell, Ballintaggart, labourer and weaver;
John Taggart, Curry, weaver; Robert Ballentine, Mullalelish,
in no business; John Preston, Ballyloughan, weaver; James
Strain, Cabragh, weaver and labourer; Robert Lynes,
Tannaghmore South, weaver; John M'Clean, Lisnalee, farmer.
REWARD. A large reward (up-
wards of £183,) has been offered by the tenants on the estate
of Samuel Vesey, Esq., of Derrabard House, for the discovery
and prosecution of the parties who lately served a threatening
notice on a respectable tenant of Mr. Vesey’s, with the professed
object of forcing him to give up his farm. Crimes of this cha-
racter are very rare in this part of the country, and we feel cer-
tain that, if they were treated in this prompt manner by the
well disposed tenantry throughout Ireland, they would be of less
frequent occurrence in many disturbed parts of our kingdom.
We cannot imagine, however, what could induce any person to
interfere with the property of Mr. Vesey, who is, in every res-
pect, a most kind and indulgent landlord, and universally re-
spected and beloved by his tenantry. The only possible cause
that can be assigned is, that the farm was occupied about four
years ago by another tenant, who left it peaceably, and was
amply remunerated by Mr. Vesey on his giving up the posses-
sion ; since then, until lately, Mr. Vesey farmed the land him-
self. We sincerely hope the guilty parties may be discovered.—
ARREST OF A MOLLY MAGUIRE
On Thursday the 22d inst., one of the ruffians who attacked
the dwelling of Mr. Abraham Sloane, at Scotts-house, was
arrested at Clones market [Co Monaghan], and is at present in
custody in our county prison, fully committed for trial. The
fellow was parading through the town when Sloane, who was
also ?? the market recognised him , and went to the police
barrack where he described his appearance. The police were
instantly on the alert, and in a few minutes, acting constable
Wilson arrested him and brought him to the barrack. Sloane’s
servant man who was in the house the night of the attack was
sent for, and the moment he saw the prisoner, he identified
him as being one of the party who attacked his master’s
house. In the way this case stands at present it will take a
pretty considerable a-lie-by to save the scoundrel from the
sweets of a penal colony. The prisoner’s name is Hugh
Clerkin. It is not probable he will be admitted to bail, even
if one of O’Connell’s magistrates tendered his magnificent
self as security. We are anxiously looking out for a posse
comitatus from the Conciliation Hall to appear in his
defence.—The Clones folk are a little surprised that so much
alleged guilt has not found a defender amongst the appealers,
who make the laws that the Molly Maguires administer.
Mr. John Folds, of this city, the owner of a very extensive
printing establishment, and proprietor of the late Dublin Times,
was declared a bankrupt. Mr. Cumming, the bookseller, of
Ormond-quay, was the petitioning creditor. It is said that his
liabilities amount to between eight and ten thousand pounds.
His having absconded to America was the act upon which he
was declared bankrupt.
ORIGINAL GREEN GINGER WINE
THIS WINE, which has gained such high repute throughout
England, Ireland, and Scotland, entirely from its whole-
some qualities, may be had of the undermentioned persons.
It will be necessary to ask for STIVENS’S WINE, which
has an envelope over the cork, with a fac simile of the Proprie-
tor’s signature ; and although the price is a trifle higher than the
article generally sold for Ginger Wine, it bears no comparison
with the difference in quality. It has already been attested by
many of the Gentry throughout the Kingdom, and received
their most unqualified approbation.
Mr. RICHARD C. VOGAN, Grocer and Wine Merchant,
Mr. ROBERT M’BLAIN, Grocer and Wine Merchant,
Messrs. EDWARD and GEORGE PIM, Tea Dealers and
Wine Merchants, BELFAST.
Mr. ROBERT GODBEY, Tea Dealer and Wine Merchant,
Mr. DANIEL BRADY, Tea Dealer and Wine Merchant,
and Wholesale at STIVENS’S Wine Manufactory, Temple-
street, BRISTOL; or at their Branch Establishments, South
John-street, LIVERPOOL, or Budge-row, LONDON.
HAVING been favoured with instructions from JOHN
JACKSON, Esq., of Ballynahonebeg House, to announce to
the public that the entire set of his Household Furniture,
which is principally new, select, and fashionable, Plate,
Plated Ware, choice and valuable selection of Oil Paintings,
prime Beds, Bedding, Carpeting, House and Table Linens,
&c. &c., will positively be Sold by Auction, without
reserve, about the middle of the month of August next, the
particulars of which due notice will be given, as Mr.
JACKSON and family are about to remove to a more
Armagh, 1st June, 1845.
STATE OF CLONES - “THE MOLLY MAGUIRES"
We regret to state that matters in Clones [Co Monaghan] and its
neighbourhood are daily becoming more serious. It is really
surprising that some measures are not taken by government to
stop the progress of this lawless band, who continue to outrage
the peace of the country to such an extent. We subjoin a letter:--
(From our Clones Correspondent.)
Clones, 31st May, 1845.
On Monday night last several notices signed “Molly Ma-
guire,” were posted through the town for the purpose of deter-
ring persons from going into the houses of Robert Iriwn, Joseph
Johnston and Richard Storey, three respectable Protestant inn-
keepers of this town. The writer of the notices strove to state
that they, (the Molly Maguires,) have not forgotten Easter
Monday, nor the Repeal martyr that died that day,--that they
could command 1500 fighting men in Clones, and that any per-
son seen going into the above houses on Thursday, the fair day,
might expect immediate death ; however, the Protestants of
Clones and its vicinity are so fool-hardy, that there was an un-
usually great number of them in town on Thursday, and espe-
cially in the houses prohibited by “Molly,” who has postponed
her appearance to “a more convenient season.” It would ap-
pear by the above notices that the Repealers of Easter Monday
and Molly’s men are of the same confraternity. This acknow-
ledgment of Molly throws great light on the present state of
On Tuesday night an attempt was made to burn another
house, but by the prompt exertions of the inhabitants the fire
was speedily extinguished. It required some dexterity to com-
mit the deed, as the house is three stories high, and no very ready
access to the roof. This circumstance has given rise to a re-
port that one of the inmates was the perpetrator; but this is not
likely, as none of the eight families who live in the house have
much property to lose, so that the recovery of damages could
not be a sufficient stimulus to the perpetration of a crime which
would, if discovered, be the cause of their own misery and that
of their families. The truth is, fire could be conveyed to
the roof, (which is thatched,) by a tolerably long pole, as there
is an office-house, on which the incendiary could stand, attached
to the back part of the house, and exactly under the spot which
On Thursday morning a man named Samuel Murphy was
murdered by a man named Roddy M’Donald, within about
three miles of this town. Murphy was going to purchase seed
potatoes, when the other overtook him, and beat him with a
bludgeon in such a manner that he expired in a few hours;
M’Donald came int town carrying the same weapon, with
which he broke several windows, till arrested by the police and
sent to bridewell. At the coroner’s inquest the following ver-
dict was returned :--That the deceased came by his death from
an extensive fracture of his skull, caused by repeated blows
from a bludgeon, inflicted by a person named Roderick
M’Donald, as admitted by his own confession. We are of
opinion that M’Donald was labouring under insanity at the
THOMAS ROWLAND, Esq., the
Collector of Excise for this district, has received an order to
charge no auction duties since the 8th of April last.
Yesterday forty-seven stalks,
the produce of a single grain of Oats, were pulled up in a field
of two acres, belonging to the Dean of Tuam. Some of them
measure nearly an inch in circumference. They may be seen
at this Office.—Newry Telegraph.
FOR PROMOTING THE EDUCATION OF THE
DEAF AND DUMB, AND THE BLIND.--At an election for the ad-
mission of pupils into the above institution, held on Wednesday
last, the following were declared the successful deaf and dumb,
and blind candidates :--DEAF AND DUMB--Susannah Savage,
Macosquin, Derry; Bridget Finigan, Carrickmacross, Monaghan ;
Martha Ferguson, Ballynascreen, Derry; John
Ritchie, Kilrea, Derry ; Robert Ferris, Annahilt, Down ;
Margaret Graham, Belfast, Antrim ; Sarah J. Kennedy,
Belfast, Antrim; Martha Craig, Kilrea, Derry ; William
M'Farland, Coleraine, Derry ; Francis Connor, Derrynoose, Armagh.
BLIND--John Polen, Saintfield, Down ; P. Graham, Armagh,
Armagh; Francis Duffy, Lurgan, Armagh; Michael M'Guigan,
Newry, Armagh; Susannah Walker, Belfast Antrim ; Thomas
Hannah, Ballymena, Antrim ; John Grant, Belfast, Antrim; A.
M'Clelland, Ballymena, Antrim.
Last week Sir Thomas Fremantle sub-
mitted to the House of Commons the long-promised Bill of
Government, for providing additional accommodation for the
insane poor, in this country, as well as for establishing of a
Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum, for the custody of persons
acquitted of criminal offences in Ireland, on the ground of insanity.
The Bill was read a first time, its second reading being fixed
for Monday last. The Bill is for the purpose of erecting
Provincial Asylums, each to contain about 400, one of which is
purposed to be at Omagh for Ulster, and into which are to be
drafted all the incurable cases at present blocking up the Dis-
trict Asylums. This, it is expected, will leave abundant room
for the reception of recent or supposed curable cases of the dis-
ease into the District Asylums, as at present in operation, and
which it is intended solely to set apart for such cases.
We have much pleasure in giving insertion to the following
paragraph, which we take from The Freeman’s Journal, of yes-
terday :--“His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been
pleased to appoint Nicholas Kelly, Esq., R.M., to take charge
of the district of Ballinamore, in the County of Leitrim, in the
room of Walter Molony, Esq, who resumes his duties as resi-
dent Magistrate at Belfast.”
The Chancellor has granted the Commission of the Peace to
Purefoy Poe, Esq., for the counties of Tipperary and Kilkenny,
on the recommendation of Lords Donoughmore and Besborough,
the respective Lord Lieutenants of these counties.
REPORT OF THE INSPECTORS-GENERAL OF
Table showing the total cost of each prisoner, per annum, in the
various Gaols of Ireland, in the year 1844.
Antrim, £15 10 0
Do. Belfast, £14 9 5-1/2
Armagh, £9 17 8
Carlow, £15 19 0
Cavan, £15 9 1
Clare, £14 19 2-1/1
Cork, Co., £15 10 10-1/2
Cork City, £18 15 2
Donegal, £17 10 9
Down, £12 8 2
Dublin Co., £20 2 5-1/2
Dublin City, Newgate, £39 1 2-1/2
Do. Richmond Bridewell, £17 9 4
Do. Grangegorman Pen, £16 2 9
Fermanagh, £11 12 7-1/2
Galway, £13 4 10
Galway Town, £18 17 9-1/2
Kerry, £18 19 1-1/2
Kildare Naas, £26 13 2-1/2
Do. Athy, £24 7 5-1/2
Kilkenny, £14 15 0-1/2
Kilkenny City, £24 9 11-1/2
King's County, £15 5 1
Leitrim, £21 9 8-1/2
Limerick County, £16 6 8
Limerick City, £14 12 8
Londonderry, £17 14 11-1/2
Longford, £11 13 11
Louth, £19 3 3-1/2
Do. Drogheda, £20 5 0
Mayo, £12 13 6-1/2
Meath, £21 10 11
Monaghan, £15 4 10
Queen's County, £10 15 10
Roscommon, £18 5 0
Sligo, £19 12 8-1/2
Tipperary, Nenagh, £18 10 2
Do. Clonmel, £16 9 5
Tyrone, £15 7 11
Waterford, £15 3 4
Waterford City, £24 14 1
Westmeath, £15 10 11-1/2
Wexford, £16 18 9-1/2
Wicklow, £16 4 7
COUNTY ARMAGH GAOL, AT ARMAGH
It is gratifying at length to be able to report that this County
gaol is about to be enlarged. The sum of £5,000 has been
presented for the purpose; and the plans have been prepared
by Mr. Murray, the architect ; and it only remains for the
Grand Jury, at the Spring Assizes, to ratify the proceedings,
and appoint building Commissioners to commence this necessary
work. Our annual reports, for many years, have consisted of
a painful repetition of the total want of accommodation for any
system of discipline calculated to reform prisoners, or to execute
punishment. It is only necessary to report the single fact that
there are only 18 cells for dormitories in the entire prison, for
a daily average of 136 prisoners, to satisfy the County that
the present expenditure is absolutely necessary, and could not
longer be delayed. It was and is utterly impossible for the
best officers to carry on any creditable system with the present
accommodation; and the clean and orderly state of the prison,
notwithstanding the congregated and unclassified numbers as-
sembled at meals and work, is only to be attributed to the care
and zealous inspection of the Local Inspector, Dr. Kidd, and
the attention of all the officers, resident and non-resident, to
their various duties.
STATE OF CRIME. Crime has diminished in this County,
as in most others, within the last year. There were only 111
prisoners confined on the day of my inspection, viz.:
Forty-one of these were debtors, chiefly for small sums.
ACCOMMODATION.--The provision made for classification,
employment, and separation, is so utterly deficient that it is
unnecessary to go into detail, as the Grand Jury have presented
£5,000 to remedy the evils arising from this defect, by erecting
a considerable addition to the present buildings; and I propose
communicating with the architect, with the view of making this
small sum available to remedy the chief defects.
EMPLOYMENT.--The only employment for the male prisoners
is the tread-wheel, and stone-breaking for the roads, in two
large sheds ; and it is valuable as a relief from idleness, and
acts as a punishment, and thus prevents the prison being a
desirable residence for the depraved and idle. At a future
period I hope to see the younger criminals taught trades, and
otherwise morally improved by separation and instruction.
SCHOOL.--A good school is conducted under the care of a
master, who is also store-keeper; and on examining the registry,
I find many are taught to read who were ignorant.
FEMALE CLASS.--The female classes are conducted under
the care of a matron and assistant, and as far as the confined
accommodation admits of, they are attended to, receive in-
struction in reading, and are employed in spinning and washing.
OFFICERS.--The Governor and resident and non-resident
officers are all zealous in the performance of their duty, without
which this County Gaol would necessarily be a scene of con-
fusion, from the total absence of sufficient accommodation in
cells to separate all at night, and the ill-disposed and unruly by
day. To the zealous attention of Doctor Kidd, the Local In-
spector, we are indebted much for the good order that prevails,
and for the remedies he provides when difficulties occur. The
Chaplains visit regularly, and attend to their flocks on Sunday;
and the turnkeys appear to me to be qualified and well selected.
HOSPITAL.--There is a good Hospital, and the males and
females are separated in it, and well attended to, under the
care of Doctor Robinson, the Surgeon of the County Infirmary,
whose zealous attention to the care of the sick in this crowded
prison is manifest from the absence of contagious diseases and
from there not being more than the ordinary number of patients
for the average number in prison.
DIET.--The diet of prisoners is good in quality and suf-
ficient in quantity, and is provided at an unusually moderate
price. It will this year not exceed 2-1/2d per head per day. The
usual mode in other gaols of the prisoners eating their food in
their cells, cannot be complied with here, from the want of
cells, at present ; but I attended at meal hours, and much
order and regularity prevailed, notwithstanding the numbers
assembled. Contracts are made by the Board of Superinten-
dence for all articles of consumption, and no rations are allowed
to any officer except the matron.
BOOKS AND ACCOUNTS.--I minutely examined the books,
registers, and accounts, and they are correctly kept and
made up half yearly. The check on the issue of all stores and
provisions is properly preserved, and I do not think that any
CLOTHING.--There is no regular prison dress, and those only
who are in great need are clothed by the County. This defect
will, I think, be remedied in the new prison, as to do so is not
only legal, but tends to good order and cleanliness.
The solitary cells are quite deficient in size, ventilation, and
heat. They should be used with great caution, and only for a
few hours as a temporary punishment.
THE QUEEN’S BIRTH-DAY
was celebrated on Tuesday last,
by the troops in Armagh, with every possible demonstration of
joy. The detachment of the 70th regiment under command of
Major REED, and the local force, under command of Captain
DONNELLAN, paraded on the Mall, and fired a feu de joie, after
which three hearty cheers were given. We were particularly
struck with the martial step and air of the veteran corps, who
were remarkably well appointed, having been personally in-
spected by Captain DONNELLAN the day previous, and several
unfit men removed from the company.
CHARLEMONT.—The event was celebrated in Charlemont
with the customary military display. About 12 o’clock the
troops in the garrison, consisting of a brigade of the Royal
Artillery, under Major D’ARLEY, the 5th Fusileers [sic], under
Lieutenant MASTERS, Captain WOODWORTH being on leave,
together with the local corps, under Captain BRADLEY,
proceeded to the exercising grounds, at the rere of the Castle,
where a vast concourse of spectators had already assembled.
Lieutenant-Colonel FADDY, R.A., commanding officer of
Charlemont fort, and of the Royal Artillery for the northern
district, having taken his place in the centre, the troops
marched by in slow time, giving the general salute, after
which, having formed into line, a Royal Salue of 21 guns was
fired by the Royal Artillery, and a feu de joie from right to
left by the Fusileers and local corps, Colonel FADDY having
then given the word, three loud and lusty cheers were given
for her Majesty, which made the welkin ring again. Several
rapid and beautiful manœvres were executed, which markedly
displayed the high state of discipline of the troops, and much
gratification was felt at the steady, cheerful appearance of our
Irish veterans embodied in the local corps. A large body of
constabulary was present on the grounds, the Tyrone parties,
under command of sub-Inspector V. GOOLD, of
Dungannon; the county Armagh parties, under head
Constable LODGE, of this city.
On Monday, Mrs. Wm. Armstrong, (Imperial Hotel,)
Enniskillen [Co Fermanagh], of a daughter.
On the 23d ult., at St. George’s Church, Dublin, James
Power, Esq., of Colehill-house, county of Longford, to Eliza,
second daughter of the late Alexander Nixon Montgomery,
Esq., of Bessmount-park, county of Monaghan.
May 21, by the Rev. John Rutherford, Ballydown, Mr. Jas.
Withers, editor of the Ulster Conservative, to Agnes, daughter
of Captain Crawford, Mutton-hill, Banbridge [Co Down].
On Saturday last, at Blackwatertown, Margaret, wife of
John Crothers, Esq., aged 26 years, seized by a fatal disease
in the midst of youth and great usefulness.--She was enabled
to commit herself with complete resignation to the will of God,
and has, through his Grace, exchanged the varied relationships
of life, which she eminently adorned, for the rest of a glorious
May 28, at Newry, in the 59th year of his age, Mr. Arthur
Russell, of Rostrevor--and who was for many years a
respectable inhabitant of Newry.
May 25, at 18, Kildare-street, Elizabeth, relict of William
Studdert, Esq., of Clonlohan House, in the King's county, and
only sister of the late Rev. Laucelot Dowdall, D.D., of
In Omagh, on Thursday, the 29th ult., of gastric fever, Mr.
James Morrow, Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Preacher, in
the 46th year of his age, and 21st year of his itinerancy. He
has left a large family to deplore his loss, and is deeply re-
gretted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances. His
end was peace.
March 16, at Hullyhall, near Darwar, Madras Presidency,
Ensign John Edgar Leslie, of the 35th Native Infantry, eldest
son of Major-General John Leslie, K.H., of her Majesty's ser-
vice commanding at Bellary.
In Belfast, on the 25th ult., Fanny, daughter of the late
Daniel Donelly, Esq., of Monaghan.
On the 18th April, at Kingston, Jamaica, Isabella, wife of
William Henry Harrison, Esq., formerly of Belfast.
On the 23d ult., Miss Catherine Morrison, third daughter of
Mr. Charles Morrison, of Cullentree-road, in the 10th year of
On the 22d ult., at her mother's house, at Kingstown,
Margaret, relict of Philip Geraghty, late of Dungannon, Esq.
May 21, at Newcastle, after a few days' illness, deeply regret-
ted by his brother officers, and all who knew him, Colonel
Archibald Montgomery Maxwell, K. H., Lieutenant-Colonel
commanding the 36th Regiment.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
On Monday evening last, R.
Gray, Esq., our highly esteemed and energetic county Surveyor,
on leaving Enniskillen for London by order of the House of
Commons, as an evidence before the Railway Committee on the
Newry and Enniskillen line, received, through this post-office,
a threatening notice warning him of the fate of his late neigh-
bour (the late Captain M’Leod) should he attempt to run a con-
templated new road in the barony of Glenawley, as decided on
by the late baronial sessions of that district, according to his
own opinion of utility, and against the wishes of the people of
the locality. The notice also warned Mr. Hall, of Innishmore
Hall, and Dr. Tegerty, of a similar fate for having been pro-
minent in support of the road as recommended by Mr. Gray.—
In times like the present it cannot well be conceived that such
a step as this would have been resorted to for sport. We hold
it to be serious, and would therefore recommened [sic] a watch-
ful determination. From the nature of the case we be-
lieve there is little difficulty in accounting for the notice;
and as little in the consciousness of the quarter from which
it emanated. The gentry of Fermanagh are not, however,
to be so easily forced into the terms of those who are de-
based enough to seize upon existing appearances to subvert the
conscientious discharge of the duties of our local magistrates and
MORRISON’S HOTEL, MAGHERA
THE Subscriber most respectfully begs leave to announce to
the Public, that on MONDAY, the 26th instant, he pur-
poses OPENING A HOTEL in that House lately occupid [sic]
by JAMES J. CLARK, Esq. ; and by strict attention and
moderate Charges, he hopes to merit public patronage.
Excellent Post Horses, and steady Drivers on the shortest
Maghera [Co Down?], 13th May, 1845.
THE CIRCUITS—SUMMER ASSIZES—1845
The following are the Circuits which the judges have selected
to go at the next Assizes :--
NORTH-WEST.—The Right Hon. the Lord Chief Justice ;
The Hon. Mr. Justice Torrens.
LEINSTER.—The Right Hon. the Lord Chief Justice of the
Common Pleas ; The Hon. Baron Pennefather.
MUNSTER.—The Right Hon. the Lord Chief Baron ; The
Hon. Judge Burton.
THE HOME.--The Hon. Judge Crampton ; The Right Hon.
NORTH-EAST.—The Right Hon. Judge Perrin ; The Right
Hon. Baron Richards.
CONNAUGHT.—The Right Hon. Baron Lefroy ; The Hon.
REPRESENTATION OF BELFAST
Mr. Tennent having been
appointed Governor of Ceylon, in the room of Sir Colin Campbell,
the present Governor, a vacancy will consequently occur in
the representation of Belfast. Several gentlemen are named as
likely to become candidates, among whom are Messrs. Johnson
and Dunbar, Conservatives, and Mr. Shaft Adair, son of Sir
Robert Adair, and Mr. Robert J. Tennant, Liberals; but Lord
John Chichester, brother of the Marquis of Belfast, has alone
addressed the constituency His Lordship declares himself a
Conservative, and he promises, if elected, “to stand by the
Protestant principles and institutions of the country, without
reference or sacrifice to the views of any Ministry.”—
Dublin Evening Post.
TO BE LET
WITH OR WITHOUT THE ADJOINING LAND,
(For such term as may be agreed on,)
THE AGENT’S HOUSE, near TANDRAGEE, lately oc-
cupied by G.H. WILSON, Esq.
The HOUSE is in perfect order, and contains Dining-room,
Drawing-room, Study, six Bed-rooms, Servant’s Apartments,
Bath-room and Laundry, and excellent Offices.
The GARDEN is well stocked.
The House is within a quarter of a mile of the Town, com-
manding a beautiful view of Tandragee Castle and the Park.
Two Coaches pass through TANDRAGEE daily, to and from
the Drogheda and Portadown Railways.
Application to be made to HENRY JOHN PORTER, Esq.,
BRIDEWELLS IN ARMAGH COUNTY
LURGAN.—The bridewell is admirably well kept, and I found
it clean, and in good order. There are sufficient cells, with
two day-rooms and two yards, for the accommodation of the
few prisoners, till removed to the County gaol. The sexes are
seaparated, the registry correctly kept, and the pauper prisoners
MARKETHILL.—This new bridewell has also sufficient ac-
commodation for the temporary objects of these minor prisons.
I found it in excellent order, the furniture complete, and the re-
gistry of criminals kept. The paupers are fed, and the males
and females separated.
NEWTOWNHAMILTON.—This small prison is also now well
attended to, and no deficiency exists, as Dr. Kidd, the Local
Inspector of the County Gaol, has been requested by the Board
of Superintendence to visit the County Bridewells occasionally
His visits have been most useful, as furniture is provided, and
alterations made on good testimony, and any abuse rapidly cor-
rected. But few prisoners are confined here, and, these, as
in the other bridewells, only at Sessions, and for a few days,
till removed to Armagh. The males and females are se-
parated, the pauper prisoners fed, and the registry correctly
BALLYBOT, NEWRY.—This bridewell is deficient in accom-
modation, there being only two large cells ; there are also two
day-rooms and two yards ; but the whole wants repair, and four
more cells at least should be erected. The keeper is an old,
and I believe a faithful, public officer ; and at his advanced
age, I beg again to recommend his receiving a small pension,
as is usual in other Counties. He attends to his duty as far
as his age permits, and his registry is correctly kept. Provi-
sion should at once be made for the cells I have recommended.
JAMES PALMER, Inspector-General.
STATE OF THE COUNTY CAVAN
The following is an extract of a letter received by Mr.
ROBERT SEWELL, of Aughnacloy, from his father, who resides
near Ballyconnell, where GALLAGHER was murdered. The
letter is dated May 26th, and depicts the state of that part of
“I write now under peculiar feelings of mind, having just
received a letter from home, stating that my father has re-
ceived a letter by post from Molly Maguire’s men, declaring that
if he does not comply with their mandates he will be treated as
Captain M’Leod was.”
LINES ON THE DEATH OF MISS STARR,
And art thou gone? affliction's hand
Has early closed thy days below ;
Thy God has wiped off every tear,
And took thee from a world of woe.
Yet, when thy form I call to mind,
The elastic step, the buoyant tread,
I seem to doubt the tale I bear--
That Starr is numbered with the dead.
For thee, sweet girl, no mother's hand,
Wiped death's cold dew from off thy brow,
And pointed to the realms of light,
Where thou, a blessed one art now.
No sister knelt beside thy couch,
To watch thy looks with anxious fear--
To share the pain she could not heal,
And weep, and pray, for one so dear.
Yes, thou art gone, meek, suffering girl--
Gone to the rest prepared by God,
To live exempt from every care,
With Jesus in his blest abode.
Armagh, May 23d, 1845. E. Y.
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