With our Thanks to Maggie Brown, who transcribed the following.
THE TYRONE CONSTITUTION, OMAGH, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1847.
Wesleyan Missionary Meetings
Meetings have been held during the last week, in aid of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, in Fintona, Mayne, Newtownstewart, Castlederg, and Castlefin. The local deputation consisting of, the Rev. John ARMSTRONG, of Brookborough, and the Rev. Frederick STEPHENS, of Londonderry, attended each meeting. A deep interest was manifested in the onward progress of Wesleyan missionary enterprise, not merely by the large and respectable attendance in each of these places, but by the amount of the contributions, which were very considerable, notwithstanding the general depression of the season. The annual missionary sermons were also preached in the Wesleyan Chapel of this town, on Sunday last, by the Rev. John ARMSTRONG, to large and respectable congregations – the collections were considerably large than usual.
LONDONDERRY AND ENNISKILLEN RAILWAY
A special meeting of the shareholders in this company was held on Thursday, at the offices, Church-passage, Guildhall, to consider certain charges made against the London directors by local directors of the line.
Mr. J. G. FRITH having been called to the chair, called upon the secretary to read the report prepared by the directors, in answer to the allegations contained in the circular of Messrs. BOND and LEATHEM, of Derry.
F. H. HEMMING, Esq., the secretary, then proceeded to read the report, which was a very lengthy document, containing forty-three paragraghs, and entering minutely late the various matters of complaint urged by Messrs. BOND and LEATHEM. It ascribed the complaints, on the part of Mr. BOND, as arising from his having been excluded from the direction, owing to his not having paid up the regular calls, and stated that Mr. LEATHEM has joined in Mr. BOND’S complaints from cause of a similar nature. It alleged that several discrepancies and contradictory assertions had been made at various times by both these gentlemen, with regard to the payment of the calls, and also with reference to the extension of the line beyond Strabane, and stated that the expenses of the works had been regulated under the direction of the engineer, Mr. STEPHENSON, and that the general management of the line was conducted with as much economy as possible. The conclusion, the directors recommended that a committee of qualified shareholders should be appointed to inquire into, and report upon, the several allegations contained in the letters of Messrs. BOND and LEATHEM, and the explanation thereof.
Mr. LEATHEM made a lengthened statement in vindication of the conduct of Mr. BOND and himself, charging the contractor, Mr. LEISHMAN, with having charged enormous rates for the performance of certain works, and Mr. ROSS, with having assisted Mr. LEISHMAN in the imposition of these charges. He concluded by proposing a plan for the arrangement of the affairs of the company, to the effect that an act of parliament should be applied for in the ensuing session, limiting, for the present, the line to Strabane, and reducing the capital for 175,000 Pounds, consisting of 700 shares of 25 Pounds each.
After a further discussion it was unanimously resolved that a committee should be appointed, with power to avail themselves of the assistance of an accountant, engineer, and legal adviser, if necessary, who should make their report to a future meeting – Mr. VANDEPUT, Dr. CONQUEST, Messrs. LAVER, BATES, and FULLER, Being chosen as the committee: Mr. LEATHEM’S plan to be also considered by the committee.
We have extracted from the Dublin Gazette the following list of landowners in this district, who have applied to the board of works for loans under the net 10 Victoria, of the respective amounts of the loans, and of the baronies in which the lands to be improved, are situate: –
Mr. Robert Henry PATTEN, 200 Pounds, Kilmacronan, Donegal
Major Thomas SCOTT, 2,500 Pounds, Kernaught, Londonderry
Rev. Francis GERVAIN, 1,000 Pounds, Clogher, Tyrone
Rev. Mitchell SMYTH, 1,517 Pounds, ds. 4 Pence, Coleraine, Londonderry
James SINCLAIR, Esq., 1,517 Pounds, 10 Shillings, 6 Pence, Lower Strabane, Tyrone
Mr. George LYNCH, 160 Pounds, Ennisbowen West, Donegal
Mr. Nathaniel BELL, 130 Pounds, do
Mr. George CANNING, 150 Pounds, Ennisbowen, Donegal
Mr. Thomas WITBAROW, 300 Pounds, do.
Sir Henry Harvey BRUCE, bart., 3,635 Pounds, Keenaght, Londonderry
Anthony BABINGTON, Esq., 6,600 Pounds, Tirkeeran, do.
Rev R. N. HURNER, 2,900 Pounds, Lower Dungannon, Tyrone
Richard HUNTER, Esq., 3,357 Pounds, Keenaght, Londonderry
Rev. Alexander ROSS, 153 Pounds, do
Charles John GARDINER, Esq., 30 Pounds, Strabane, Tyrone
Mr. Samuel CARMICHAEL, 350 Pounds, Ennishowen, Donegal
A. Sinclair HUMPHREY, Esq., 311 Pounds, Lower Half Strabane, Tyrone
Samuel VESEY, Esq., 700 Pounds, 7 Shillings, 2 Pence, Clogher, do
J. L__DRUM Esq., 100 POUNDS, Tyrkennedy and Omagh, Fermanagh and Tyrone
Rev. John IRWIN, Esq., 145 Pounds, Kilmacrenan, Donegal
James SCOTT, Esq., 215 Pounds, Dungannon, Tyrone
Rev. W. W. FOSTER, 767 Pounds, 6 Shillings, 8 Pence, Tyrhugh, Donegal
Leslie ALEXANDER, Esq., 6,500 Pounds, Tirkeeran, Londonderry
Sir J. M. STRONGE, bart., 1,650 Pounds, West Omagh, Tyrone
Rev. Thomas McCLELLAN, 300 Pounds, Coleraine, Londonderry
ACCIDENTAL DEATH BY FIRE-ARMS
It is with sincere sorrow that we have to record the sudden death of James SYMES, Esq., of Hollybrood Park, Artane, which took place on Tuesday evening, upon the North Bull, by the accidental discharge of a double-barrelled fowling piece. The circumstances connected with the unfortunate affair are very few, and may be related in two or three w___(?) It appears that the deceased, who was a wine merchant, carrying on business in Fleet street, went down the Bull wall in company with Mr. Edward Airy STOTT, of Lisburn, to spend a couple of hours shooting, and they were returning at about four o’clock, when the accident in question occurred. Both gentlemen had guns, and Mr. STOTT, having got tired carrying his gun, which was loaded, over his shoulder, raised it for the purpose of placing it under his arm. When the barrel fell from the lock, the connecting pin having fallen out, and exploded on reaching the ground, mortally wounding Mr. SYMES in the large arteries of the leg under the knee. The moment the accident occurred Mr. STOTT made every exertion to bring the deceased home, having previously tied up the wound as well as he possibly could, to prevent bleeding; and upon his arrival at Hollybrood Park, at five o’clock, every thing was done to preserve life that surgical skill could suggest; however, it was of no avail, as he breathed his last in less than two hours. We regret to have to state that Mr. SMYES, who was a young man, has left a widow and five children to deplore his loss. There was an inquest held in the course of this day upon the remains, and verdict of “accidental death” returned. Evening Mail.
October 23, at Ballyshannon, by the Rev. John SCOALES, Edward ATTHILL, Esq., J. P., fourth son of the late Rev. Wm. ATTHILL of _______?, in the county Fermanagh, to Jane, eldest daughter of the late Lowther BRIEN, Esq., of Ardveruey, in the county Fernmanagh.
October 19, at St. Jame’s Fryern Barnet, M_____? Herbert MURPHY, Esq., of Enniskillen, in the county of Fermanagh, to ANNIE, daughter of the late John HAWKS, Esq., of Gateshead Durham.
At Lifford, on Monday last, by the Rev. Mr. MCCROSSAn?, Mr. Edward McKENNEY, innkeeper, Strabane, to Maria, daughter of the late Mr. MONAGHAN, Mountcharles.
In the first Congregation meeting-house, Strabane, by the Rev. A. P. GOUDY, Mr.Richard ANDERSON, of Ardunglass, to Rebecca, daughter of the late Ezekiel STEWART, of Dergult.
On the 27th inst., in the Presbyterian church, Tempe, by the Rev. Mr. HOLMES, Mr. William JOHNSTON, of Trillic merchant, to Prudence, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Jas RUTLEDGE, of Badony.
On the 23rd inst., at Hearney Glebe, Strabane, after a long and painful illness, Cecilia Anne, eldest daughter of the Rev. James SMITH.
On the 18th instant, of typhus fever, Hugh LYLE, of Knockintern, in the county of Londonderry, Esq., aged 56 years.
At Gortnesson ?, parish of Donagheady, on Saturday last, Mr. Thomas RAMSEY.
At Ballyshannon, on Monday sen., Mrs. MOFFIT, the beloved wife of Mr. James MOFFIT, Primitive Methodist Minister. She departed this life rejoicing in the hope of a glorious resurrection.
On Friday, the 15th instant. Of lock-jaw, caused from the effects of an explosion of gunpowder, while blasting, Mr. Francis McHugh, of Cloughorn?, near Castlederg, aged 35 years. Deceased has left a wife and four children.
DEATH OF AN OLD SERVANT
– On the 24th instant. In Derry, Michael McGOLDRICK, aged 66 years. He was a servant in the employment of the Londonderry and Dublin coach company for upwards of 40 years; and, most singular, during that period he was never one day absent from business. He lived to see the demise? Of four __________ mail contractors; and never, during his recollection, has he a day’s sickness.
AWFUL CASE OF HYDROPHOBIA
To the Editor of the Tyrone Constitution
Sir – It is a long time since a case of hydrophobia occurred in this neighbourhood, and though rare, it is well, I think, to chronicle it, that I may warn persons against making familiarities with dogs, cats, &, as such is not always free from danger.
There is no cure for this disease, when once it has fully manifested itself, but fortunately for mankind there is a preventative, which seldom or never fails. When a person is cut by a dog or cat suspected to be rabid, the wound should be washed, steeped with oil of turpentine, or, better still, be well sucked with the mouth, and as soon as possible after be shown to a surgeon, that he may cut away what flesh is necessary around it. Let no one shrink from this as a painful process; it will save him a world of anxiety, and compensate him for the momentary suffering he may endure.
The following are the facts of a very peculiar case;- M. GORMLY of Tarrynallagh, in this parish, complained of numbness of the fingers of the right hand, on Sunday, the 17th inst.: on Monday, he felt an acute pain along the same arm – he went to Dromore, and stood the market all that day; on Tuesday, he showed a dislike to drink – the dislike rapidly increased to horror at the sight of liquid, so that on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the very mention of water threw him into violent convulsions.
As yours is a public, and not a medical journal, I need not detail the progress of the disorder; suffice it to say, that when I first saw him, on Friday evening, the sight was appalling. He was held firmly by three or four persons, to prevent him committing violence on himself or others; his body was curved backwards; the eyes bright, prominent, and staring; the expression of the face wild, and agonized; the corners of the mouth drawn downwards; foam froathing and hissing through his clenched teeth; the head dragged back by the violent action of the muscles to rest upon the spine, the chest pushed prominently out, to make it, as it were, more capacious for the air be gasped to breathe; and, finally, the hoarse and guttural moan of agony. When the paroxysm was over, he was induced to sit down on a chair before the door; he then described the progress of his malady, from day to day – indeed he could not think or talk of anything else. He was perfectly rational in his discourse. He said he would give worlds for a drink of cold water, but the moment it was offered him the fit returned. The air blowing on him – the foam collecting in his mouth – the act of cleaning it from his lips – the mention of liquids in his hearing; any of them would bring on a violent paroxysms became more frequent every hour. Nature could not hold out much longer; he died on that (Friday) night, raging mad.
It was remembered by his wife and children, the day after his death, that about six weeks before, a strange cat came into the house. GORMLY went to catch it; it cut him slightly on the hand, and got away. The cat must have been rabid, and the result of the wound the melancholy death above recorded. – Your obedient servant, Francis TRENAR. Omagh, October 26, 1847.
“SPEED THE (IRISH) PLOUGH.”
Mr. David ALLEN, of Moneymore, who gained the first premium at the Royal Agricultural Society’s Show, in Derry, as well as at the Show in Dungannon, has been just honoured with the patronage of the Royal Highness Prince Albert. The following is an extract of a letter, dated Windsor Castle, received on Monday, by Mr. ALLEN; – “His Royal Highness Prince Albert, with a desire to encourage a deserving artisan, has commaned Col. PHIPPA to order for his Roayl Highness one of Mr. ALLEN’S improved two horse iron ploughs.” – Mr. ALLEN is well worthy of patronage, he being almost a self-taught workman; moreover, the ploughs of his manufacture have, at the ploughing matches in this country, been generally successful. –Newry Telegraph.
AUCTION OF TIMBER
To be sold by auction, at Shannon, on the First of November next, a quanity of fine fully grown oak, ash, and fir timber. To be set up in lots to suit purchasers. To be cut and carried away on or before the 30th of November. One-third of thepurchase money is to be paid on the purchaser being declared; the remaining two-thirds before the timber be removed.
A great quantity of the timber would suit Railway purposes.
On the same day, Proposals will be received for the purchase of the Tenant Right, or Interest, in the Farm, and, if approved of, immediate possession can be given.
Thomas WATSON, Auctioneer. October 16, 1847
To be let, with immediate possession, Millbank Cottage, Garden, Offices, and Field, as lately occupied by Mr. ROWAN.
Apply to W.O. ORR, Lisnamallard.
PRESENTMENT SESSIONS, PREVIOUS TO LENT ASSIZES, 1847.
Under 6 and 7 WM. IV., chap 116, and 7 WM.IV., chapter 2.
At Clogher, for the Barony of Clogher, on Monday, 13th December, 1847, at the hour of Ten o’clock in the morning, and from thence until Six o’clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and number not exceeding Six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Barony to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions of said Act, vix:-
1 Thomas JOHNSTON, Timpany
2 John BUCHANAN, Aushilla
3 George CAIRNES, Carntallmore
4 James BULLICK, Tonaghbane
5 John SHEPHERD, Clogher
6 Beaver BUCHANAN, Tullybroom
7 John MORROW, Kilrudden
8 James McFARLAND, Drummond
9 Alexander GAMBLE, Newry
10 John SPEER, Tullybroom
11 Thomas RICHEY, Carushinney
12 Andrew RAMSAY, Ballymagarret
At Aughnacloy, for the Lower Barony of Dungannon, on Tuesday, 14th December, 1847, at the hour of ten o’clock in the morning, and from thence until six o’clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and a number not exceeding six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions for said Act, vix:-
1 James MONTGOMERY, Garvagh
2 William COCHRAN, Annaroe
3 James FIDDES, Aughnueloy
4 William HAPPER, Branney
5 Robert WILKIN, Ramacket
6 John CLARKE, Lurgacullion
7 John REED, Mullyrodden
8 Henry EDWARDS, Crievelough
9 George MOSSMAN, Legain
10 James KEENAN, Caledon
11 Thomas IRWIN, Caledon
12 Alex. PRINGLE, Killenane
At Dungannon, for the Middle Barony of Dungannon, on Wednesday, 15th December, 1847, at the hour of ten o’clock in the morning, and from thence until six o’clock in the evening before the Magistrates then and there assembled and a number not exceeding six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions of said Act, viz:-
1 Alexander McK_LYLE, Donaghmore
2 Frederick MARSHAL, Roosky
3 Robert KING, Annesley Lodge
4 James McMINN, Crossdermott
5 Richard LLOYD, Tamnamore
6 Jonathan PIKE, Farlough
7 William FALLS, Dungannon
8 James McNEECE, Mulnagore
9 George E. STEWART, Dungannon
10 James WILKIN, Killymaddy Evans
11 David BARRY, Moy
12 William LOCKHART, Knocknacloy
At Cookstown, for the Upper Barony of Dungannon, on Friday, 17th December, 1847, at the hour of eleven o’clock in the morning,a nd f rom thense until six o’clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and a number not exceeding six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions of said Act, viz:-
1 Charles QUIN, Ballymenagh
2 James GUNNING, Wellbrook
3 Arthur GOURLAY, Unagh
4 David HAMILTON, Gortfad
5 James WOODS, Tullyveugh
6 William MEGAW, Upper Eary
7 Nelson BROWN, Killycolpy
8 William BELL, Drumeonway
9 John McCORMICK, Loy
10 James LONGHRAN, Kinnygillion
11 George HEWITT, Tulvin
12 Archibald NESBIT, Ballinshoe
At Gortin, for the Upper Half Barony of Strabane, on Monday, 20th December, 1847, at the hour of ten o’clock in the morning, and from thence until six o’clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and a number not exceeding six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Half Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provision of said Act. Viz:-
1 John J. McFARLAND, GORTIN
2 Alex. McKIMMON, Trenamaden
3 John HAMILTON, Droit
4 John QUIN, Cashel
5 Wm. McLAUGHLIN, Mounthamilton
6 James McFARLAND, Les_screague
7 Wm. LYNCH, Carmoney
8 John HILL, Gortanigan
9 James CRAWFORD, Dunbreen
10 John BUCHANAN, Killyclogher
11 Samuel ADAMS, Mayne
12 Robert RAMSAY, Cranny
At Strabane, for the Lower Half Barony of Strabane, on Wednesday, 22 December, 1847, at the hour of ten o’clock in the morning, and from thence until six o’clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and a number not exceeding six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Half Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions of said Act, viz:-
1 James R. AUCHINLEEK, Esq., Mulvin
2 James Walker, Kilstroll
3 Robert HUEY, Erginagh
4 Albert ROSS, Woodend
5 Robert ALEXANDER, Saudville
6 Charles SEATON, Esq., Donamana
7 Francis O’NEIL, Gloudstown
8 William GWYNE, Strabane
9 Thomas BROWN, Drumnaboy
10 William CLARKE, Lisdiven
11 James ADAMS, Ballyfalten
12 James SPROULE, Tullymoan
At Castlederg, for the Barony of West Omagh, on Friday, 24th December, 1847, at the hour of eleven o’clock in the morning, and from thence until six o’clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and a number not exceeding six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions of said Act, viz:-
1 James ADAMS, Goland
2 John BARKLEY, Ardarver
3 Charles CALDWELL, Magheragengh
4 John EDWARDS, Kilerough
5 John MATHEWSON, Clare
6 Andrew MOFFIT, Legreshey
7 Christopher TURNER, Drumquin
8 James GIVEN, Maghereney
9 John JOHNSTON, Edenreagh
10 John LEACH, Kilreal
11 Charles IRWIN, Bomaratall
12 Robert NETHETRY, Maghereney
At Omagh, for the Barony of East Omagh, and County at Large, on Monday, 27th December, 1847, at the hour of ten o’clock in the morning, and from thence until six o’clock in the evening, before the Magistrates then and there assembled, and a number not exceeding six, of the following highest Cess-payers of said Barony, to be then and there selected by ballot, and appointed pursuant to the provisions of said Act, viz:-
1 Irwin STEWART, Machenny
2 Wm. IRVINE, Drumharvey
3 James HAMILTON, Rahuney
4 James SPROUL, Grannan
5 John WILSON, Shaneragh
6 Francis CRAWFORD, Burobagh
7 Wm. RODGERS, Cavanaca
8 James McFARLAND, Beragh
9 Wm. DICKSON, Badoney
10 Samuel JOHNSTON, Tyrooney
11 Alex. McFARLAND, Cooley
12 William DUDGEON, Mullaghmore
Alexander AUCHINLECK, Secretary