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29 March 1900 News of the Day

Transcribed by Jane from The Tyrone Courier Thursday, March 29, 1900.

SLOAN – March 18, at Ballyworkan House, Portadown, the wife of Andrew G. SLOAN, Solicitor, of a son.

TAYLOR – RITCHIE – March 23, 1900, at the Parish Church, Enniskillen, by the Rev. Canon Ovenden, D.D., William Sinclair, son of the late William TAYLOR, Physician and Surgeon, Downpatrick, to Mary, daughter of William RITCHIE, “Fermanagh Times,” Enniskillen.

CROSSLE – March 24, at his residence, Howard Terrace, Dungannon, James CROSSLE, clerk of the Crown for County Tyrone, aged 84 years.
CONNOR – March 31, at Feehogue, Randalstown, John CONNOR.
M’CLEERY – March 14, 1900, at Aughnacloy, Lizzie Jane, the dearly-beloved wife of Robert M’CLEERY.

Dungannon Town Court

This court was held on last Monday morning at 10 o’clock. The magistrates on the Bench were Messrs. Hunt W. CHAMBRE, J.P., (chairman); Richard ROBINSON, J.P.; J.M. DOYLE, J.P.; John HENDERSON, J.P.

The following were fined for drunkenness at the suit of the constabulary in the sum opposite their names:

John HUGHES, an adjourned case, 1s.
Ann KIRK, 4th offence, 21s or 14 days.
Robert DAWSON, 2s 6d.
James QUINN, 3rd offence, 7s 6d.
James O’BRIEN, drunk and disorderly, 10s 6d and costs.
Costs followed in all these cases.

Dungannon Petty Sessions
These sessions were held on Monday immediately after the sitting of the Town Court. The magistrates on the Bench were Messrs. Hunt W. CHAMBRE, J.P., (chairman); James BROWN, J.P.; Richard ROBINSON, J.P.; J.M. DOYLE, J.P.; John HENDEERSON, J.P.; and Dr. MARMION, J.P.

Police Cases

Sergeant FEELY had James KERR, Mullycarn, summoned for not having his name on his cart on the 22nd inst. Fined 6d and costs.
Constable DOONAN had Pat M’KENNA summoned for drunkenness. Fined 2s 6d and costs.
Constable MOONEY v. John MOORE. Drunk; 4th offence. Fined 10s 6d and costs.
Constable D’LACY, Coalisland, charged James M’GRATH with being drunk near Coalisland on the 17th inst. Fined 3s 6d and costs.
Constable ELLIOTT, Laghey v. William IRWIN. Defendant was drunk at Laghey on the 22nd inst. in charge of a horse and cart. Fined 5s and costs.
Constable O’DWYER v. Pat CORR. Drunk on the 25th of March. Fined 3s 6d and costs.

Master and Servant. An Assault Case.

Robert M’ELROY [M’ILROY], Moyroe, had his servant man, Robert FULLERTON, summoned for assaulting him on the 9th inst. Mr. HOWARD appeared for the complainant, and Mr. REYNOLDS for the defendant.

When the case was called, Mr. REYNOLDS asked for an adjournment in order that cross summonses might be issued. His client only got the summons on last Friday.
Mr. HOWARD objected. There was nothing, he said, that FULLERTON could cross summons for.
Mr. REYNOLDS – It was M’ELROY started the business.
Mr. HOWARD – My client will be willing to accept an apology and will go no farther with the case.
Mr. REYNOLDS – He will not get an apology.
Mr. M’ELROY said he would not accept an apology. He would let the case go on.
The majority of the Bench decided to hear the case.
Mr. REYNOLDS – I will take no part in case.

Robert M’ELROY, in reply to Mr. HOWARD, said he was a farmer at Moyroe. He had four servant men.
On the 2nd inst. a quarrel got up between FULLERTON and a man named M’GLONE. The quarrelling continued till the 9th. On that morning, he heard FULLERTON say something to M’GLONE. M’GLONE replied that he had heard enough of that. Witness went up to FULLERTON and admonished him. When he immediately threw off his coat and challenged witness to fight. He then went into the house and witness went after him and ordered him out, as he refused to go he caught him by the neck to push him out when he turned round, put his arm round witnesses [sic] neck and beat him on the face with his fist. He was knocked down and his ribs hurt. His eyes were blackened.

William and Thomas M’ELROY, sons, and Thomas M’KITRICK and Thomas M’GLONE, servants, gave corroborative evidence.

After consultation, the bench fined defendant in 10s and costs, and he was required to give bail for his good behaviour for 12 months, himself in £5 and two sureties in £2 10s each, or in default to go to jail for a month.

The Carland Assault Cases.

Joseph HOWARD v. Thomas HOWARD.
Same v. W.J. HOWARD.
Thomas HOWARD v. Joseph HOWARD

The parties in these cases live in the neighbourhood of Carland, and were at a soiree held there on the 14th inst. After the tea Major HOWARD made a speech in which he referred to the present war. Some disturbances resulted, and the above summonses were issued. Mr. IRWIN, solicitor, was for Thomas HOWARD and Mr. CORR for Joseph HOWARD.
When the case was called, Mr. IRWIN asked for an adjournment as his client was ill. Mr. CORR did not object, and the cases were consequently adjourned till next court day.

Richard HODGETT summoned Mary FOX, Ann Street, Dungannon, for possession of a house which she held from him at 1s 6d a week.
Service of the usual notices was proved.
A decree for possession was granted.


Collegians Second v. Dungannon Second. (Junior Cup Final.)

This drawn match was replayed on Saturday at Dungannon. The locals won the toss, and Collegians kicked off. The game was very uninteresting, nearly the whole of the first half being confined to theforwards. Very soon after the start RIDDELL tried a drop at goal, and, although the attempt was a good one, it did not come off. CLUGSTON saved well by a good kick to touch. WOODSIDE, M. ACHESON, and SMYTH got away on a good rush, but ADAMS saved well. Dungannon tried passing, but it was well spoiled, and CLEMENTS, back-kicking from a maul, gained a lot of ground. CLUGSTON made a burst away, but was well held by NELSON. There was no score at the end of the half.

The second half was a repetition of the first one, and a lot of poor play on both sides took place in this portion also, and without any score, and ten minutes extra each way were played. During the first ten RIDDELL got hurt and had to retire, and shortly after Dungannon scored per F. ACHESON, CLUGSTON failing with the kick. The game was hardly started until BROWN burst away, and by a fine individual run added another try, which was not improved on. In the second ten minutes Collegians were a beaten team, and Dungannon, playing up for all they were worth, were only barely prevented from scoring again.
Time soon came, and Dungannon won the cup. On the day’s play the better team won. Result: –
Dungannon Second … 2 tries
Collegians Second … Nil.

following transcribed by Teena (same date- same paper)

Ballygawley Notes

Post Office News
Miss Lizzie CAMPBELL of Ballygawley, has been appointed to the Aughnacloy post-office. This young lady’s many friends congratulate her on her promotion.

The Rural Post-men
We much regret that Messrs. James M’ALEER and John DORRION, worthy servants attached to the Ballygawley post-office, are indisposed.

Within the walls of the old historic brewery Mr. John DONNELLY has opened a workshop. This should be pleasing news to many. The work entrusted to him will be done in first class style.

Land Purchase
The tenants of Clonally, the property of Patrick EARLY Esq., J.P., have all purchased out their holdings.

Well Sold
A few days ago Mr. James HIGGENS, auctioneer, Ballygawley, put up for sale a valuable farm of land situated a short distance from Ballygawley, in the townland of Altnagon. The property, after great competition, was knocked down to Mr. James M’CANN.

The Old Private Still Days
Perhaps one of the oldest private still manufacturers of illicit whiskey in this country has just passed out of this life, in the person of James QUINN. Few policemen were stationed in Ballygawley but knew little James Quinn (as he was called) as a clean hand at making a private drop and many a day did the members of the force search for his still, which he kept concealed from them.

Home Industry Wanted
What a pity that such places as Lisdourt old spinning factory that once sent the echo of whistle over the county is to be seen crumbling away. Where are the spirited merchants? Why is not a meeting called to start some industry that will bring prosperity and happiness once more to the locality. They should get the people to draw the gold that they have deposited in the banks and put it to this use. It would pay well.

Cookstown Board of Guardians

Guardians in Attendance –  Messrs. R. CLUFF J.P.; J. DORIS J.P.; Wm. LEEPER J.P.; Charles ANDERSON; Jas. HAMILTON; James HUTCHISON; R.J. GREER; Simon WATTERS; T.A. M’REYNOLDS; John M’HUGH; P. M’DONALD; Walter R. CRAWFORD; Felix LAVERTY; James M’CRACKEN; John QUINN; W.H. WARNOCK; James M’KEOWN; James BRADY; D.M. BELL: George LEWIS; R. J. CORR; James M’GUCKIN; James M’FARLANE; M. M’CRORY; John BOYD.

A Destitute Child
Mrs Ross Ann M’ANESPIE came before the Board and asked the guardians to take into the house a child named Annie M’KEOWN, whom, she said the mother left with her but refuses to pay for it’s keep. In reply to the chairmen, she stated that she got the child to keep and was promised 10s a month by the mother. One month, she got 4s 6d. and some months only 1s. She had got nothing during the last six weeks. The mother, who is hired somewhere about Moneymore, refuses to take the child back.
Mr LEWIS –  proposed that this child be refused admittance. Mr. M’KEOWN – seconded.
Mr WARNOCK – lf we allow it in we will soon have plenty of them. It is an easy way of getting rid of them.
Mr CORR – And we would be encouraging vice.
Mr WARNOCK – The guardians are anxious to keep down vice. The motion was passed unanimously.

Dispensary Requisite
Dr BALL of Pomeroy, wrote as it was necessary now to have medicines weighed, he should be supplied with a weighing apparatus. Dr HAARIS <sic> made a similar application. The articles were ordered to be procured.

Medical Extras
Dr GREAVES requested that a gallon of methyllated spirits be got for the dispensary; also some labels for stock bottles These are not on the list. They were accordingly ordered.

Appointment of a Ward-Maid
There was but one application for the position of ward-maid. This was from Mary BRENNAN. The clerk said she was nothing of a party woman, as she had forwarded certificates from the Presbyterian, Episcopalian and the Roman Catholic Clergy of Tempo. She was called before the Board and in reply to the chairman said that her people live now in Cookstown, She had been for some time in a similar position in the Omagh work-house.

Death and Funeral of Mr. James CROSSLE, Dungannon

With regret we announce the death of Mr. James CROSSLE, clerk of the crown for County Tyrone. The deceased, who died at his residence, Howard Terrace, on Saturday last, after a protracted illness, at the ripe old age of eighty-four years, was well known among a wide circle of friends and his tall, commanding presence and cheery disposition, will be greatly missed by all those with whom he came in contact. In public affairs he occupied a prominent position, having held the office of clerk the crown since 1876 and until the passing of the Local Government Act, he had been Baronial High constable for the baronies of Clogher and Lower Dungannon. For upwards of forty years and until April last, he had been an energetic member of Dungannon Board of guardians, both ex-officio and elected guardian. He was also agent for many years for the Verner estates in Tyrone and Armagh. In Church matters he took an active interest and was until a few weeks ago, a parochial nominator for the parish of Drumglass. The deceased was an ardent and enthusiastic Freemason, being a Prince mason and a past Provincial Grand Warden of the Province Tyrone and Fermanagh. He took a very deep interest in all the local masonic bodies and charities and it was largely owing to his exertions that the new Masonic Hall in Dungannon was obtained and rendered free from debt. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning at ten o’clock. The attendance was very large and representative. The interment took place in Killeeshel, and a large cortege of carriages (numbering over twenty) conveyed the many friends who accompanied the remains to their last resting place.

Dungannon Board of Guardians

Guardians in attendance were – Hunt W. CHAMBRE Esq., J.P.; Major HOWARD J.P.; W. H. DARRAGH J.P.; J. BROWN J.P.; Messrs. Samuel WHAN, John RICHARDSON, Isaac KYDD, Douglas GREAVES, H. SHANNON, Henry ATKINSON, Hugh DONAGHY, J. BRANNIGAN, J. HARKIN, J. M. O’NEILLl, J. O’NEILL, J. WOODS, Wm. CUNNINGHAM, J. M’VEIGH.

Funeral Expenses
An account was received for £1 0s. 6d., funeral expenses of Sarah CLERNON, Aghamullan. This sum included the hire of a hearse.
Mr. WHAN – We passed a resolution a couple of weeks ago that no more hearses would be paid for.
Mr. M’GUFFIN – The woman died before that resolution was passed.
Mr. WOODS proposed and Mr. HARKIN seconded, that 12s 6d be allowed. This was passed unanimously.

Mr. WELSH furnished an account for 10s, funeral expenses Eliza MORRISON, Derryoghal. It was decided to allow 9s.

A Deserving Case
Mr. BRANNIGAN drew the attention of the Board to the case of a woman named Bridget QUINN, of Crossdernot division, who, he said, was in want. Her case was a deserving one. It was decided that Mr. M’GUCKIN see her during the week and report to the next meeting.

The Wards-Man
Bernard REILLY, wardsman, wrote to the Board giving notice that he would resign at the end of a month.
Mr. WHAN – It is money he wants.
His resignation was accepted.

The Benburb Midwife
Mary COFFERY, Strabane, who had been elected last week as midwife for Benburb dispensary district, subject to her personal attendance at the Board, wrote that she would attend if the guardians agreed to pay her expenses for the double journey. As this could not be done, it was ordered that fresh advertisements be issued.