Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, January 2, 1850
The Ministry, it is said, will repeal the window tax next session. It
produces about a million and a half.
Two children died of sea sickness a few days ago on board a steamer
proceeding from Belfast to England.
The amazingly high rate of emigration from Liverpool still keeps up an
average of 10,000 and 12,000 a month-even the higher average latterly.
The next batch of convicts under sentence of transportation will be
forwarded to the new settlement at Perth, Western Australia.
By the Poor Law Commissioners' Consolidated Order, July 24, 1827, act 88
and 108, all Masters of Workhouses are ordered to receive paupers upon the
written orders of parochial overseers.
It is said that Miss Hayes, the accomplished vocalist, has engaged to sing
at two concerts in Belfast, and that she will make her first appearance there on
the 19th of February.
The corporation of London have appointed a committee to report as to the
desirability of their erecting public baths and washhouses in London. The
example of Liverpool was quoted as being well worthy of imitation.
Lord Guillamore, a midshipman, in the "Thetis" Captain Codrington, has left
the service in disgust, because he was stationed between two guns on the main
deck for some time, on temperance allowance, by way of correction.
The Ship, "Monarch", called from Cowes last week for New Zealand with about
sixty passengers, who purpose forming a settlement in that island, and who
carried foxes, deer, rabbits, hares, &c. for the purpose of breeding.
We have frequently adverted to the advantages certain to result from the
employment of paupers as farm labourers. We are glad to find that the press in
general are favourable to the movement. The Kilkenny Moderator, an influential
provincial journal; in noticing the re-appointment of Practical Instructors,
strongly urges the Kilkenny Board to take a portion of land for the pauper.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News