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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, May 29, 1850 THE CONSTABULARY It affords us much pleasure to have to state that Willoughby G. Fox, Esq.,
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, May 29, 1850

      THE CONSTABULARY
      It affords us much pleasure to have to state that Willoughby G. Fox,
      Esq., the very efficient officer in charge of the police force in this
      district, has been raised to the rank of Second Class Sub-Inspector.

      ACCIDENT
      On Monday last in this town a dispute arose between two men, Pat
      Naughton and Pat Melody, about some land, but after having been separated by
      the police Naughton made charge against Melody, when a crowd of the market
      people rushed forward to witness the scene, and in doing so knocked down an
      unfortunate man named Thornton, who coming in contact with a stone had his
      thigh bone broken. Naughton was arrested and obliged to find bail for his
      appearance at the next sessions.

      OUTRAGES
      On the night of Saturday last a fine sheep the property of the Rev.
      Joseph Verschoyle, was maliciously killed in a field adjoining the Glebe
      house, and the carcass removed with the exception of the head, fleece and
      feet.
      Several robberies have been lately effected in and about this town,
      notwithstanding the vigilance of the constabulary who are keeping up a
      constant nightly patrol, but they are closely watched by the accomplices of
      the many idle and plundering persons of all ages both male and female who
      are for ever prowling about the streets, so that it is impossible to
      entirely prevent outrages and robberies, there are so many engaged in them.
      Private individuals must keep a better look out for the protection of their
      property, for which there is now double cause, all the paupers from the
      rural districts being let loose upon the town by the country poor-law
      guardians.


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