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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 Mrs. Hannah Sparling, a widow, on Monday was awarded 100l. damages against Mr. Thomas Paul of
    Message 1 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.

      (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 2 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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