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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, June 26, 1850 AN EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGE - A Randalstown correspondent humorously asks us to say - Mr. Thomas
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Co. Mayo
      Wednesday, June 26, 1850


      AN EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGE - A Randalstown correspondent humorously
      asks us to say - "Mr. Thomas Houston, farmer of Lisnevanagh, Upper Half
      Barony of Toome, and county of Antrim, who attained his hundred and third
      year last February, will run, leap, dig or dance any man in Ireland of his
      own weight and age for any sum!" "This," he says, "is the identical 'ould
      Tom Houston, whose history appeared in your journal about a year ago. I and
      others had a conversation with him a few days since, when he said that his
      health had never been better, and he skipped before us like peas in a frying
      pan!- Banner of Ulster.



      AMERICA

      The royal mail steam ship Asia arrived in Liverpool on Saturday morning
      from Boston. She left that port on the 12th inst., and Halifax on the 14th,
      consequently making the voyage in the shortest time ever yet performed from
      the same port to Liverpool, the time occupied in the passage, including the
      call and detention at Halifax, being nine days, eighteen hours. A New York
      paper of the 11th gives the following summary of the news of the week-
      The American mail steamer Atlantic, Capt. West, which sailed from
      Liverpool on the 29th ult., arrived at New York on the 9th, after a run of
      eleven days and two hours.
      The Canada reached Halifax on the 11th inst., at nine a.m. and the
      Viceroy, from Galway, on the same day at five p.m.
      This must be very satisfactory to the promoters of the sailing of the
      Viceroy, they finding that she, a coasting vessel, should reach Halifax in
      nearly the same time s one of the "crack" Cunard line.- There is no doubt
      that if she had good weather and fair winds she would have done it under
      nine days. The Atlantic, that was out the same time as the Viceroy, reports
      strong head winds (sometimes amounting to gales) the whole of the passage.
      A telegraph despatch was received here on Sunday from Washington,
      announcing that official intelligence had been communicated to the
      government of the capture of the American vessel Rolla, with one hundred and
      twenty-three passengers, bound for California, by the Spanish war steamer
      Pizaro.



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