!! Ballina Chronicle; June 5, 1850; Misc News
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, June 5, 1850
Friday last Messrs. Young and Bond, of the 85th at Mullingar, became
rivals for the winning of a large sum, under the following circumstances.-
The race was for three miles, a portion of which was to swim across the
Royal Canal, afterwards to cross a river almost as wide as the canal, and
then on through town to the "Cat and Bagpipes." Mr. Bond met with an
accident, by striking his breast against a ditch, by which Mr. Young came in
Stephen Butt, a pensioner at 5d. per day, who is committed to Maryboro
gaol for robbery in the mills of John Dugdale, Esq., Dunamore, lately got
his Peninsular medals with seven clasps.
On Sunday at Tallanstown, County Louth, a policeman named James Clyde,
who had after seventeen years service received intimation of his dismissal
for intemperance, committed suicide by drowning himself. He has left a wife
and five children.
HORRIBLE DEATH - PORTSMOUTH, MONDAY.- A deplorable accident happened on
Southern Commons this morning, by which a private soldier of the 28th
regiment, named W. Bruton, a very fine young man, lost his life. A fatigue
party from that regiment went out this morning from their barracks in
Portsmouth for the purpose of rolling the exercise ground and road. The
roller was a large iron one, and heavily loaded. The men were being fast
with it and the unfortunate deceased had hold of the shaft. He is supposed
to have stumbled and let go his hold of the shaft, for he fell, and the
roller passed immediately over him, literally crushing the body into the
earth, and completely flattening it. The corpse was immediately conveyed to
the hospital by his distressed comrades.
PROGRESS OF THE TENANT RIGHT MOVEMENT - The tenant right movement
progressed bravely in this county, and we have in every publication to
chronicle some of the practical results. The following is the latest. Early
in the morning of the 25th inst. a threatening notice, of which we subjoin a
copy, and having a pen and ink sketch of a very ferocious looking pike, with
a Mitchel hatchet and crook attached, as well as two capacious coffins
neatly figured beneath, was posted on the door of the house of George
Sparling, rentwarner to J. Minchin, Esq. at Boggan, in the parish of
"I hereby give you the first and last notice that if you dont make
amends you treator for your interference with mintion advising the villin to
starve the poor and persecute the tenants which is well none by your passing
acts and publick robbery prepare for coffins and barkers for you, and
mintion he wont refuse the snaping of them, if not ye dont no the minute i
your friend will call on you."- Kilkenny Moderator.
Neptune B. Conway, an old and respectable inhabitant of Thomondgate, was
found drowned in the river near Barrington's-quay, yesterday morning. It is
thought reverse of fortune induced him to commit suicide. His wife died
within the last two months.--Limerick Chronicle.
We feel great pleasure in announcing that our talented schoolfellow
Francis G. Joynt, only son of Anthony Joynt, Esq., of this town, and
formerly Sub-Sheriff of this county, has been admitted a member of the
College of Surgeons of England.
CASTLEBAR POOR HOUSE - On last Saturday the Castlebar guardians
unanimously elected Doctor Barrett as medical superintendent of this
establishment, and a better or more judicious selection could not have been
made. - Mayo Constitution.
THE CHURCH - The Rev. Mr. Lynch has been appointed by the Bishop of
Tuam to that portion of the living of Ballyhean, in the parishes of
Burriscarra and Ballyhean. We understand that the remaining parish,
Ballyvovey, has been conferred on the Rev. Mr. Townsend. This living was
enjoyed by the late Rev. Mr. Pasley but has been divided by Bishop
Plunket.-- Mayo Constitution.
A fleet of 23 ships with bread stuffs arrived in Cork in two days of
Mr. Edward Kennedy, the barrister, and late candidate for Cork city,
was last week brought up for judgment in the Queen's bench and sentenced his
illegitimate son, a boy of tender years. Sergeant Murphy addressed the bench
in mitigation for the prisoner.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News