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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, May 1, 1850 BIANCONI S CAR The car which Mr. Bianconi placed on the road between Ballina and Mullingar, and
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, May 1, 1850

      BIANCONI'S CAR
      The car which Mr. Bianconi placed on the road between Ballina and
      Mullingar, and which is now principally supported by passengers from this
      town, has lately become a bye-car to that a short time since put on the road
      between Castlebar and Swinford, the Castlebar car running the entire way to
      Mullingar, while the passengers from here are obliged to undergo the
      inconveniences of a change at Swinford. - We cannot think of dictating to
      Mr. Bianconi, who is the best judge of his own affairs, but it appears
      strange to us that this gentleman, who has effected such an improvement in
      travelling in Ireland, and has at all times shown so great a disposition to
      meet the wishes of the people when his cars are running, should make the
      alteration of which we complain without any appearance of reason. The car
      was first started from this town to Loughrea and Mullingar, and the
      proprietor found it advantageous to continue it. A year or two afterwards he
      placed a car between Swinford and Castlebar to meet the car from this town,
      but now a change is made and the car from Ballina has become a mere
      auxiliary to the other. Travellers from here claim the continuance of the
      same car all the [sentence blotted by ink]...We are confident that it is
      only necessary to direct Mr. Bianconi's attention to this subject to secure
      an equitable arrangement.

      FEVER HOSPITAL REPORT
      Remaining in hospital on previous Saturday...................... 149
      Admitted during the week................................................ 10
      Total treated during the week.......................................... 177
      Discharged cured during the week.................................. 22
      Died..............................................................................
      5
      Remaining in Hospital Sat. April 27, 1850...................... 150
      WM. KEARNEY, Steward

      STATE OF WORKHOUSE
      Remaining in Workhouse as per last return..................... 1230
      Admitted during the week............................................. 103
      Discharged....................................................................
      12
      Remaining on above date............................................... 1310
      Cost of out-door Relief.................................£0 9 3
      In door.........................................................19 18 8

      POOR LAW ECONOMY
      A committee consisting of Mr. Jones, Mr. Paget, Mr. E. Orme, Mr. Wills,
      Mr. Beaty, and Mr. Gallagher, was appointed at the meeting of the Guardians
      of this Union on Saturday to take into consideration the reduction of the
      salary of the Workhouse and Fever Hospital staff. Some members of the
      committee met on Monday, but a sufficient number not being present, they
      adjourned to a future day. This committee has an important duty to perform,
      but we are confident that it will be faithfully and efficiently fulfilled, a
      due regard being had to economizing the funds of the union, and at the same
      time to the amount of business to be gone through by each officer,
      remembering that too great a clipping off frequently proves the opposite of
      economy.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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