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!! Ballina Chronicle; June 26, 1850

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, June 26, 1850 MISCELLANEOUS James Weston, a night workman in the cloth manufactory of Mr. Joseph Harrison, of
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 20, 2006
      Ballina, Co. Mayo
      Wednesday, June 26, 1850

      James Weston, a night workman in the cloth manufactory of Mr. Joseph
      Harrison, of Rossbrien, was killed on Sunday night, having been dragged
      under the water-wheel, by his dress entangling in the machinery, while at
      full work, and he was ground to almost fragments.
      By the death of Mr. Burrows, late solicitor of the Stamp Department, an
      annuity of 1,500l. reverts to the Crown.
      The remains of the late Lieutenant Brockman, 50th, killed after the
      battle of Moodkee, by the diabolical thugs, were identified by his
      regimental buttons.
      M'Nally. the car-driver, who accompanied Mr. Mauleverer at the period
      of his murder, is fully committed to Armagh gaol as an accessory.
      Mr. Henry Talbot of the Leinster Express is appointed assignee to the
      estate of Johnson and Co., Eden-quay, Newspaper agents.
      Capt. Bentine Doyle is appointed her Majesty's Consul at Santa Martha,
      salary £400 a year.
      Mr. Michael Doheny is appointed Captain in the 9th Regiment of New York
      The Rev. Mr. Welsh, Missionary of the Bible Society, formerly a Roman
      Catholic and a native of Waterford, is addressing a large congregation at
      New York, upon the deficiency of pure scriptural instruction in Ireland.
      Sub-constable Behan, at the risk of his own life, saved a poor
      fisherman, Richard White, from drowning at Milltown Malbay.
      Second Lieut. Charles Pyne, of the Plymouth Marines, is sentenced by
      court martial to be dismissed Her Majesty's service for disobedience of
      orders on parade. He had been tried a few weeks before for female violation
      and acquitted.
      Mr. Jeffreys, of Blarney Castle, offers to subscribe 25l. towards
      chartering a first class steamer, to test the alleged superiority of Cork
      for a transatlantic communication.
      In Listowel workhouse there are 4,600 paupers and 5,000 receiving
      out-door relief.
      On Thursday morning Thomas M'Carthy, aged 25 years, of Spitland, put an
      end to his existence in a stable at Garryowen by strangulation.
      Mortimer Kealy, a respectable looking Irishman, was indicted at the
      Central Court, London, on Saturday, for obtaining by false pretenses from
      White and Co., in Cheapside and Watling st., 400 yards of silk, value 100t.
      and other goods. The jury found the prisoner not guilty. The prisoner was
      again indicted for attempting to obtain goods by false pretenses and found
      Omagh Lunatic Asylum, the largest in Ireland, will shortly be opened.
      Michael Brennan, a coach painter, fell into a cess pool at Cork on
      Sunday morning while in a state of inebriety, and there perished.

      You are probably aware that Horan, who was married to the Widow Kenny,
      has, as stated in the papers, disappeared from this neighbourhood; and that
      owing to previous events the suspicion has arisen the he was murdered.
      Having been a person in inferior station, his marriage produced much
      discontent amongst the wife's family, and it was said that one or tow
      attempts were made on Horan's life. The whole of the widow's family are now
      in custody on a charge of having made away with him, and the most active
      searches have been instituted by the police to discover his body. An
      additional number of constables have arrived from Tralee to give assistance;
      and the magistrates are to sit again on Thursday to investigate the subject
      further. The police proceeded on Monday to Ballincuslane, where it is
      conjectured Horan met his death. They were accompanied by a woman who said
      she saw him on the day he was missed in the house where he and his wife
      lived; that she came there again in the evening about nightfall and she saw
      four men beating a sheet in which, was something dropping blood; and that
      two other men were following her. She pointed out a spot where there were
      marks of footsteps and some signs of blood; but the story is generally
      considered unworthy of credence, and the witness's character is particularly
      bad. Her name is Mary Connell, besides which she is known by the nickname of
      "Moll Last." She is in charge of the police. This neighbourhood abounds in
      natural limestone excavations, through some of which flow the sources of the
      river Maine; and in all that could be examined searches have been made
      without effect by the police. They tried Bailey's Caves, and the Dog's Hole,
      in Mr. Thompson's land, but found no body. It is quite possible that the man
      is not murdered at all; but suspicions are entertained strong enough to
      prevent the magistrates from taking bail for the Kennys, eight or nine of
      whom are in Bridewell. "Moll Last's" story, certainly does not look like
      truth, for it is not probable that murder would be done as described by her,
      in the evening or twilight.--Limerick Examiner.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
    • Cathy Joynt Labath
      BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, June 26, 1850 Mrs. Hannah Sparling, a widow, on Monday was awarded 100l. damages against Mr. Thomas Paul of
      Message 2 of 3 , Jun 22, 2006
        Ballina, Co. Mayo
        Wednesday, June 26, 1850

        Mrs. Hannah Sparling, a widow, on Monday was awarded 100l. damages
        against Mr. Thomas Paul of Blackhall-place, Dublin for breach of promise of
        We have just learned with much regret, that the potato blight has
        exhibited itself in the vicinity of Dingle and at Glenbeigh, and other parts
        of Ireragh.--Tralee Chronicle.
        The Tuam Guardians have obtained 1000l. from the Treasury to erect
        additional pauper accommodation.
        All the pauper girls sent from Galway union to Sydney obtained good
        situations there, with one exception, and the character of that unfortunate
        girl was the objection.
        True bills were found by the grand jury against Francis M'Mahon, for
        the desperate assault committed on the Rev. Edward O'Rorke, and the Rev.
        Richard Colgan, in the Carmelite chapel, White-friar-street, Dublin. On
        trial he was found to be insane and therefore acquitted.
        The cost of the poor law unions in Cork county last year amounted to
        Miss Pyne, Prima Donna of the operatic company, at the Theatre Royal,
        Dublin, is considered almost as good a singer as Jenny Lind.
        There were 23 persons sentenced to transportation at the late Quarter
        Sessions of Rathkeale.
        A fox was observed on Monday morning running away near Douglas, Cork,
        with a new born infant, deserted by the unnatural parent. An arm and leg had
        been severed from the body.
        New potatoes are plentiful in Limerick, and selling at 1d. per lb.
        A mere labouring man from Martin's timber yard in Dublin, who left
        Ireland some months ago, sent home to his family 800l. from California.

        THE POTATO
        (From the Evening Herald)
        With sorrow and alarm we have received from a correspondent upon whose
        accuracy we can implicitly rely the following announcement of what is but
        too probably the first appearance of the dreaded blight upon this year's
        potato crop.-
        "Vicarstown House, 14th June, 1850.
        "SIR-On going to the fields this (Friday) morning, I am sorry to
        perceive that all my early potatoes which were quite safe last night, are
        heavily blacken in the tops.
        "I will not as yet affirm that it is the disease, but one thing is
        certain, that the leafy system is stamped with all the appearance and
        external characteristics of it.
        "During the last few days, the atmosphere has been heavily charged with
        electricity, and the wild fire during night had been very vivid, and the
        disease appears to have been communicated through that mysterious medium.
        "I do not wish by any means to create unnecessary alarm, but it is well
        that every farmer would be upon the watch; and, in the meantime, I would
        advise turnip seed to be put between every potato stem; and if the turnip
        plants are not required ultimately, they are easily removed. I will again
        report according to appearances.
        "I am, sir, yours, &c.,

        DARING ROBBERY - While Mr. G. Davison, of Holywood, was in Belfast, on
        Tuesday evening, his wife, and an old femal servant went to bed about eleven
        o'clock. Mrs. Davison was awakened by the opening of her bedroom door. She
        immediately started up, when to her alarm she saw a young lad with a carving
        knife in one hand, and a candlestick on the other. He had also a bag strung
        around his shoulders, which was afterwards found to contain knives and
        forks, silver spoons, and some table linen, all of which he had got out of
        the sideboard. He walked over to the bed side and demanded Mrs. Davison's
        keys. She as so much alarmed that she would not speak, but pointed to a
        basket on the table, which contained them. He then locked the door after
        him. He came back in a short time and pointing to a small dressing room, off
        the bedroom, he said the he must not leave that without a visit. When he
        entered, Mrs. Davison had recovered her alarm, and rose, and shutting the
        door after her, locked it. Half dressed she ran to the police station, and
        two of the men having come with her, they secured the prisoner as he was
        climbing over the wall, he having dropped from the window of the
        dressing-room with the booty.

        NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING.-BANTRY. - On Wednesday last, as Mr.
        Gallagher, practical instructor, was on his way in an open boat to
        Boresland, in Bantry Bay, accompanied by T.O 'Dwyer, Esq., and a young man
        named Dunn, from Berchaven, the boat in a sudden squall upset. The two
        former mutually succeeded in floating the latter, to the vessel, on the
        lower helm, pivot of which they gave him a secure hold, and then in a
        desperate sea struck out for land, about an English mile distant, which they
        had just reached by swimming when taken up by a boat from the island. They
        then rescued Dunn from his perilous situation.

        Cathy Joynt Labath
        Ireland Old News
      • Cathy Joynt Labath
        BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, June 26, 1850 BIRTHS At Wolmer, Kent, the Lady of Captain Fisher, R.N., of a daughter. At Old Leighlin Glebe,
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 10, 2006
          Ballina, Co. Mayo
          Wednesday, June 26, 1850


          At Wolmer, Kent, the Lady of Captain Fisher, R.N., of a daughter.
          At Old Leighlin Glebe, the Lady of the Rev. W.F. Bindon, of a son.
          In Dundalk, the Lady of M. Singleton, Esq. R.M., of a son.
          At Chester-square, the Hon. Mrs. Abercrombie, of a son and heir.


          June 20, in Monkstown Church, the Rev. William Bourke, of Heathfield,
          in this county, to Henriette Sarah, fourth daughter of Jacob West, Esq.,
          J.P. of Loughlinstown House, County Dublin.
          T.H. Barton Crosse, Esq., eldest son of the late Col. Crosse, of
          Herefordshire, to Mary, widow of D. Blake, Esq., of Belmont, county Galway.


          At Barley-hill, in this county, Margaret, relict of J. Shower, Esq.,
          apothecary to the forces at Malta.
          June 19, at Peatfield-terrace, Blackrock, after a long and painful
          illness, Eliza, the beloved wife of the Rev. Edward Nangle.
          At Windsor, aged 71, Calverley Riley, minister of the Wesleyan
          Methodist con????? forty years.
          At Britannia-gardens, Marleybone, on the 10th last, Catherine Flaherty,
          aged 110 years, a native of Claremorris, in this county.


          On Friday last three of the Revenue party stationed at Crossmolina,
          with two other men named Knox and Clarke, were fishing in a boat on Lough
          Conn, opposite Gortnorabbey, when one of them, Mossgrave, having ?oked a
          salmon, incautiously placed his foot on the planks of the boat which, being
          unable from their decayed state to resist the pressure, gave way. From
          Knox's statement it appears that he was the only person who had sufficient
          presence of mind to work an oar, but not being assisted, which would, in all
          probability have saved the lives of all, as they were only a short distance
          fro mshore, and seeing the boat fast sinking he jumped out and with
          difficulty reached a rock from which he was a assisted to land by a woman.
          Mosgrave, with the help of an oar, succeeded in saving himself and one of
          his comrades. He also held on by his rod and brought it and the salmon to
          shore. Clarke and Moloy, the other policemen, were unfortunately drowned.
          They did not know how to swim and the others could not tell what exertions
          they made to save themselves. The bodies were found on Monday, and we
          believe, an inquest was held on yesterday at which we suppose more
          particulars were elicited. It is but just to add that the officer, Mr.
          Smith, in charge of the party was on leave of absence, otherwise the
          accident might not have occurred.

          Cathy Joynt Labath
          Ireland Old News
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