OUTRAGE NEAR CALEDON
OF THE ARMAGH BOARD OF GUARDIANS
A special meeting of the Guardians of the Armagh Union was
held at the Board-room, on Saturday the 21st instant, for the
purpose of taking into consideration an outrage which had been
committed near Caledon, in the county Tyrone, and within the
Armagh Union. The following Guardians, besides Mr. Senior,
the Assistant Poor Law Commissioner, were present: Wm.
Paton, Esq., J.P., in the chair, Maxwell Cross, Esq., J.P.,
Lee McKinstry, Esq., J.P., Thomas Tennison, Esq., J.P.,
Messrs. Joseph Johnston, John McKinstry, George SCOTT,
William Barker, William Gardner, J. Jackson, William Running,
and R. Anderson.
It appears that on the night of Sunday
the 1st instant, a number of persons, some of whom were
armed, entered the house of widow Anne McKenna, in the
townland of Mullamossagh and parish of Aughaloo, and after
abusing and ill-treating her therein, dragged her out, and
presenting a pistol to her breast, swore her on a book to remove
her grandchild out of the Armagh Poor-house, within a given
time, otherwise that they would return and pull down her house.
Anne McKenna, the grandmother of the boy, (who is at present
in the Workhouse), and also one of her sons appeared before
the board and were examined at some length. The old woman
was anxious that the boy who is about 13 years of age should be
allowed to return home with her, as she was afraid of a second
attack upon her dwelling-house. The Guardians however
refused to accede to the request, and determined on retaining the
boy as an inmate for some time longer, and as it appeared that
Lord Caledon had offered a large reward for the apprehension
of the parties concerned in such outrage, and the board being
aware that that efficient magistrate, Henry L. Prentice, Esq.,
of Caledon, would use his best exertions to discover and prosecute
the offender, did not consider it necessary for the present
to interfere in the matter.
On Friday last as Mr. Joseph WATKIN, son of
William WATKIN, Esq., Brookview Lodge, Enniskillen, was
shooting in Devenish, his fowling-piece went off accidentally,
and the contents were lodged under his arm. We are happy
to learn that the accident has not proved fatal, and that the
young gentleman is recovering.
CLASSICAL, MATHEMATICAL & MERCANTILE SCHOOL
10, LOWER ENGLISH-ST., ARMAGH
MESSRS. HARVEY AND JOHNSTON.
The Examinations of this School were held on Thursday
last, when the following gentlemen were present: The
Rev. Doctor HENRY, Rev. Messrs. McALISTER, WHITE,
SHIELDS, and EDGAR; and J. G. MARSHALL, Esq.
Premiums were awarded as follows:
1st class.--N. DONOHOE; J. JOHNSTON, equal. 2nd
1st Class--J. JOHNSTON; N. DONOHOE. 2nd Class--
R. DONOHOE. 3d Class--T. BRUCE; D. McKEAN; J. BIRCH.
1st Class--N. DONOHOE; A. GIBB. 2nd
Class--J. JOHNSTON; J. McKEAN.
N. DONOHOE; J. JOHNSTON; T. BRUCE.
T. BRUCE; J. McKEAN.
R. DEACON, D. McKEAN, equal.
1st Class--R. DEACON. 2nd Class--N.
1st Class--N. DONOHOE.
2nd Class-- A. GIBB;
M. BRUCE; A. AIRD; J. JOHNSTON; R. DEACON, equal.
10, Lower English-street,
December 19, 1844.
ARMAGH BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL
J. LESTER, PRINCIPAL.
At the Christmas examination of this School, held publicly,
on Wednesday and Thursday, the 18th and 19th instant,
the following pupils received the number of Premiums annexed
to their names:
ADAMS, 1; ANDERSON Louis J., 2; ANDERSON 1mus;
ANDERSON, 2dus, 1; BARNETT, 2; BOYD, 9; BELL, 1mus,
2; BELL, 2dus, 1; CAROLL, 1mus, 3; CRAIG, 4; CARROLL,
2dus; CASEBOURNE, 2dus, 2; COCHRANE, George C. 3;
CARDWELL, CALDWELL, 2; CASEBOURNE, 3tius, 1;
CASEBOURNE, 2dus, 2? GARDNER, 5; GRATTAN, 4;
HUGHES Edward, 2; HALL, 2; KIDD, Osborne A. 5;
KNIPE, 2; KENNEDY, 2; LOVE, 4; HARDY, Robert C. 2;
MACUNE, 1mus (Lurgan), 3; McCRUM, Robert, 8; McCRUM,
2dus 3; McWATERS, John, 4; PARTRIDGE, Henry, (Dublin),
1; ROWLAND, 1; SIMPSON, 2; HINCHY, 1.
LADY HASSARD's premium was awarded to Master BOYD,
Annevale, Portadown. The 2nd premium to Master McCRUM,
Milford. The first premium to the junior class to Master O.
A. KIDD, Armagh.
The subjects for examination were Classics, Euclid, Algebra,
Mensuration, Scriptures, History, Spelling, Writing,
Elocution, &c., with the elements of Natural Philosophy, and
The Rev. Dr. HENRY, the Rev. Mr. HAIG, J. Trueman BELL,
and Andrew CRAIG, Esqrs., examiners.
Business will commence (after vacation) on Monday, 6th
6, College-street, Armagh
December 24th, 1844
On the night of the 16th inst., the dwelling-house
of Wm. Hall, a farmer, who resides in Curryhughes, near
Keady, in this county, was broken into by a large party of men,
several of whom were armed. Two daughters of Hall
courageously defended the house and property therein for some
time, but they were beaten and abused by these ruffians, who
succeeded in carrying off a cow, the property of Hall, which for
safety had been removed into a room off the kitchen, and besides
carried off several articles of wearing apparel, &c. The party,
which consisted of about twenty men, before leaving the
premises fired several shots. Hall's daughters have identified their
brother and two of the party who were concerned in the
outrage. For the present the brother, who there is good reason
to believe was the leader of the mob, has escaped the vigilance
of the police, but two others have been arrested.