Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, July 3, 1850
Two Roman Catholic Chaplains of the Limerick Auxiliary workhouses died
of contagious fever within the last two months.
The Shearwater has arrived at Galway from the islands of Arran, with
J.B. Kernan, Esq., R.M., Mr. Coffee, S.I., Mr. Cross, poor-rate collector,
and a large body of police, after a long poor rate campaign, wherein they
have succeeded in collecting a great part of the rates from the poor
Mr. O'Grady, clerk of the Galway Union, is allowed 36l. by the
guardians, for assistants in the year 1848.
The Glenmada Guardians have taken Mr. D'Arcy's house at Wilfort for an
auxiliary, at 200l. a year.
An investigation took place at the Kilrush Petty Sessions, into charges
against some of the nurses in the workhouse hospital for having administered
laudanum to children under their care, but they were not substantiated.
At Six-mile-bridge quarter sessions, in an action under the 11th and
12th Vic., which protects from seizure the wearing apparel, bedding, tools,
and actual necessaries of any debtor, not exceeding in value of 5l., the
Assistant-barrister, pronounced a decree for 1l. 6s. 9d. with costs, against
the defendant, who had sold plaintiff's bed.
Elizabeth M'Kenny, nursetender, tried for robbery of £582 from the late
Mr. Timothy Allen of Camden-street, on his death bed, was found guilty at
the Commission on Saturday, but discharged at the request of the prosecutor,
Mr. Allan's son, who had recovered the property through the police.
Mr. Beaumont, of Bretton Hall, Northumberland, who, it was imagined,
would have purchased the Connemara estates, is now in Galway, and his visit
has, for its object, the purchase of a large portion of the property from
the Law Life Insurance Company, to whom it is mortgaged.
One of the largest and most respectable funerals that left this city
for many years was that of the late lamented Robert Gabbett, Esq., whose
remains were yesterday interred in the family vault at Cahirconlish. The
deceased gentleman, whose charity was unbounded bequeathed large sums to the
female Protestant school, Barrington's hospital, and the Blind asylum,
Catherine-street. He bequeathed also £3000 to be paid to charities in this
city, on the demise of Mrs. Gabbett.--Limerick Chronicle.
At Rathkeale quarter sessions there were 500 civil bills tried, and
decrees for poor rates to the amount of 250l. granted. Myles Sheehy, a large
tenant farmer, and his son, were sentenced to 7-years transportation.
The Ecclesiastical Commissioners have appointed Joseph W. Benson, Esq.,
of Tuam, agent for the collection of the income of the Deanery and
provostship of Tuam.
Mr. Jellico, of Cahir, having placed a man as caretaker in a house near
Regaile, some nefarious ruffians on Monday night seized a poney belonging to
the caretaker, cut its tongue out from the root, and the tail completely
A flag has fallen by the death of a distinguished naval officer,
Admiral Sir Josiah C. Coghill, Bart.
Two country boys from Oulagh, neither so old as 12, were found last
week by the guard stretched across the rail, upon which the mail train was
expected to pass before daylight. At the magistrates office they confessed
their design was to seek instant death, under the train, before a lingering
death by starvation! Their appearance bespoke destitution, and they were
discharged with an admonition.
The gas lighting of the streets of Waterford last summer cost the
corporation only £200.
149 drunkards were arrested in Cork on Sunday.
Tuesday last the Roman Catholic farmers sent 40 horses and carts to
Ballybunion to draw sea sand gratis for Mrs. Norman, wife of Rev. E. Norman,
of Brosna, over a distance of 20 miles.
At Galway Petty Sessions Mr. Thomas Hardy prosecuted Mr. Frederick P.
Knight for having struck him with a stick and afterwards kicked him. The
magistrates find the offender 2l. or a month's imprisonment. Mr. Knight paid
the fine and left the court. Shortly after Mr. Hardy returned to complain
that immediately after going out Mr. Knight called him a "cowardly ruffian"
and spat in his face. The magistrate having ordered Mr. Knight to be again
brought up fined him 5l. or two months' imprisonment.
In the Queen's College, Galway, when it opened last October, there as
but one single room fit for use, and for an entire term, which served the
purpose of examination Hall, Lecture room, Council Chamber, and other
purposes, yet for the last 8 months 38 Roman Catholics, 22 Protestant and 8
Presbyterian students attended lectures and not a single instance of
disorderly or ungentlemanlike conduct has been found.
Mrs. Jemima Philips, the wife of a respectable solicitor, was indicted
at the Commission Court on Saturday, for conspiracy to Miss Octavia
Henrietta Thompson in escaping from the Four Courts Marshalsea prison, and
who put on the bonnet and cloak of Mrs. Philips, and walked out of that
prison personating that lady. George Power, Esq., Sub-Sheriff, proved the
warrant under which Miss Thompson had been arrested, and also the writ of
execution, and admitted that the seal of the court was not affixed to the
writ of execution until after the escape of Miss Thompson. The court ruled
that he objection was fatal, and directed an acquittal of Mrs. Philips.
A number of pauper female emigrants were confirmed in Dungarvan chapel
on Sunday by Dr. Foran, the R.C. Bishop of Waterford, previous to their
embarkation to Quebec. During the ceremony a poor woman, Judy Brien, had her
pocket picked of 1s. 6d.
Sir Thomas J. Bourke, M.P. has subscribed 25l. to the Tuam race fund.
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE IN DERRY - The late Mrs. Magee, of Dublin,
bequeathed £20,000 for the establishment of a college in connection wit the
General Assembly of Ulster, the site of which was to be selected by the
executors. A negotiation has been concluded between the Irish Society and
the Rev. Dr. Browne, of Aghadoey, one of Mrs. M'Gee's executors. The society
are to grant ten or twelve acres of ground for the site of the college in
the neighbourhood of the city of Derry; also, to found a number of bursaries
in connection with the institution, the whole of its dotations being
equivalent to £14,000.
CAUTION TO POACHERS - On Saturday last at Newtown-Mount-Kennedy
Sessions, John Ashenhurst, of Glassamullen, was indicted for snaring a hair
on the property of Major Beresford, at Ballynastoe. The prisoner having
pleaded guilty, the magistrates, at the special instance of the prosecutor,
mitigated the penalty and took security by recognizance that the offence
would not be committed again.
FATAL DUEL - A duel took place on the 15th, ten miles from Turin,
between Colonel Assanti and M. Soler. The cause was that the latter had
written against Manin, and the former had taken up his defense in no
measured terms. The duel was brought with pistols, it being understood that
it would continue till the result was fatal to one of the combatants. M.
Soler fired first and missed; M. Assanti, on the contrary, hit his adversary
in the head and laid him dead.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News