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Ballina Chronicle; 31 July 1850; Misc Items

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, July 31, 1850 MUTINY IN THE WORKHOUSE - Another emeute took place on Tuesday in the Parent Workhouse, North
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Co. Mayo
      Wednesday, July 31, 1850

      MUTINY IN THE WORKHOUSE - Another emeute took place on Tuesday in the
      Parent Workhouse, North Strand, when a large posse of the well fed inmates
      assailed the master and wardens with stones and other missiles. The riot was
      not effectually put down until the appearance of the police, with Messrs.
      Barron, Devitt and Boyne, who selected from the mob of idol ruffians eight
      of the ringleaders, who are lodged in the county jail.-- Limerick Chronicle.

      ASSAULT ON A PROTESTANT CLERGYMAN - At the petty sessions of Clifden,
      two ruffians named Lee and M'Dermott, were fined 30s and costs, or a month's
      imprisonment each, for a brutal and unprovoked assault on the person of the
      Rev. Wm. Kilbride, curate of Clifden. It appears that the Rev. Gentleman-
      accompanied by the schoolmaster- was escorting 400 or 500 children from one
      of his schools, when a ferocious mob, headed by Monks, fell upon and
      assaulted them in the most savage manner.

      AN M.P. IN TROUBLE - Mr. Pat Somers, the Repeal member for the borough
      of Sligo, was violently assaulted last week by Mr. Charles Bentley, of the
      Westminster cricket club, who blackened the hon. member's eye and cut his
      face severely.

      MISCELLANEOUS

      The Armagh Guardian states that Henratty, acquitted of the murder of
      Mr. Maulaverer, since his discharge, boats of the wicked deed.
      The son of Major Hart, 24th Regt., at Templemore, was drowned on
      Saturday night.
      The gentry and inhabitants of Ballinasloe have presented to John
      Harnett Vize, Esq., manager of the National Bank, on his removal to the
      management of Wexford branch, a farewell address with an elegant silver tea
      service.
      A private of the 41st Regt, John Mangan, stationed in Cork, shot
      himself on Friday, after he was sentenced to two days pack drill.
      John Devereux and James M'Carthy, for the manslaughter of a private of
      the 43d in Tipperary, are sentenced at Clonmel for two years' imprisonment.
      Colonel Vandeleur, chairman of Kilrush union, objects to the
      appointment of Mr. Richard O'Donnell, as master of the workhouse, for which
      he was entirely unfit, as Colonel Vandeleur said he repeatedly saw him drunk
      on the streets of Kilrush. Mr. R. Fitzpatrick, one of the guardians, thought
      they were all in the habit of taking a drink, and they ought not to be
      severe on O'Donnell for his failing!



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