Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, August 7, 1850
THE CONSTABULARY - Constable M'Donnell, who was stationed here for the
last three or four years, and who was a most efficient and useful officer of
this valuable force, has retired from the service on compensation.
In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr. Higgins took the oaths and his
seat for the county of Mayo.
We are sorry to learn that the potato crop in the neighbourhood of
Ballinrobe, Hollymount, Westport and Castlebar, is seriously affected with
the blight of former years.
We are glad to find that Richard Hamilton, Esq., has returned to take
charge of the unions under his inspection previous to his temporary absence
from this neighbourhood.
ELECTIONEERING INCIDENT - Numberless odd stories, arising out of the
late elections in this county, have reached us, but anything more barefaced
or disgraceful than the following we have never heard: At the petty sessions
at Castlebar, held on Thursday last, a man named Richard Saunders, one of
the "body guards", was brought up for having assaulted a car driver while
conveying freeholders from the upper portion of the county to Castlebar. The
fellow was convicted, and fined £1 each or one months' imprisonment. The
Rev. M. Curley, Roman Catholic Curate - who, we understand is paying off the
election bills due on the part of Mr. Higgins - instantly paid the fine and
Saunders was liberated. On that very evening he murderously assaulted a
private of the 5th Dragoons and finished his day's "amusement" by robbing a
poorhouse! Comment on the state of society in Mayo is useless.
On the 3rd inst. the Rev. H.E. Joly, A.M., was installed Archdeacon of
Killala, by the Very Rev. the Dean, under a mandate from the Lord Bishop;
and on Sunday last he preached his first sermon for the year.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
On FRIDAY, the 9th instant,
The Residence of
THOMAS WALDRON, ESQ.
A QUANTITY OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, consisting of one dozen of Mahogany
cane-bottomed Chairs, equal to new; Mahogany Tables; Sideboard, Bookcases,
Dining Tables; Basinstands and Dressing Glasses, Feather Beds and Bedding.
A plough, Turnip Marrow, Plough Backhand and Chains; together with
several other useful articles for Farming purposes.
TERMS CASH, and the purchaser to pay Auction Fees.
JOHN G. JONES, Auctioneer.
Ballina, 2d August, 1850.
CLASSICAL AND COMMERCIAL SCHOOL.
Mr. J.R. WILLIAMS begs respectfully to acquaint his friends that VACATION
will terminate on the 3rd of AUGUST, and that business will be resumed on
the following MONDAY, when the punctual attendance of his PUPILS is
Cathy Joynt Labath
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