!! Ballina Chronicle; June 12, 1850; Misc Items
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, June 12, 1850
ROBBERY OF ARMS - We are sorry to perceive that the desire to possess
themselves of arms has not completely disappeared from among the peasantry,
even of our own county, where it indeed but very rarely shows itself. At
midday on the 30th of May, 3 men, one of them armed with 2 pistols, walked
boldly into the house of a man named Philip Coyne, who lives in a thinly
populated part of the country between Ballymote and the county of Roscommon,
about 7 miles from the town, and commenced searching for arms; they found a
pistol which they possessed themselves of; they also broke open a box with a
loy and took a few shillings out of it; also some I.O.U's of considerable
value, which they also carried away. The same party then went towards the
house of a man named Pat Kilmartin, who lives in that neighbourhood and
demanded a gun which was on the top of the dresser in the kitchen;
Kilmartin's son instantly seized the gun and bravely told them he would fire
at them, as he would lose his life sooner than part with the gun. No trace
can be at all found to the persons who committed the outrage.--Sligo
ROBBERY - On Wednesday last, while Mr. Conry, merchant, and his family
were at prayers, a servant girl named Mary M'Gowan, left in charge of the
house, was discovered in the wareroom, by a gentleman who happened to be on
a visit with Mr. Conry- she had effected an entrance by means of a skeleton
key. On being informed of the circumstances, Mr. Conry examined his goods
and found that he had been plundered to a considerable extent, having lost a
valuable watch, silks, &c. The girl on being questioned by Mr. Conry, made
some disclosures and returned some of the articles which she had stolen. She
named a smith, as an accomplice, who had made the false key, and received
and disposed of the goods which she had from time to time purloined. She was
given in charge to the police who lost no time in searching several
suspected places, in one of which they succeeded in finding an umbrella and
a valuable shawl.--Sligo Guardian.
The Waterloo ball at the Royal Hospital, Dublin, will be on the
grandest scale possible on the 18th. The number invited will exceed even
those of former anniversaries.
All the troops in Cork assembled on Wednesday, and had a sham fight,
after which they cooked their dinner on the exercise field, and returned to
quarters in the afternoon.
Lieutenant Colonel Tulloch commenced his tour of inspection of the
Local Pensioners in Ireland this week.
Captain Blennerhassett, 71st, at St. Helens, Canada, has received a
farewell address from the inhabitants very complimentary to the conduct of
Lieut. Clark, 72d, obtains a company by the death of Captain Angelo.
The pay of an Colonel of Engineers is 26s. a day. When employed in
Ireland he receives 13s. a day extra, 10s. a day as command pay, forage for
three horses, with an allowance of 3s. per diem for servants. Ordnance
commands and quarters are of the best.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News