Ballina Chronicle; 7 Aug 1850
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, August 7, 1850
By the death of Mr. John Schoales, Q.C., the appointment of Assistant
Barrister for the Queen's County is placed at the disposal of the
INDUSTRY AND CHARITY
There is a parish in the barony of Upper Connelloe and county of
Limerick, containing by the last census nearly 9,000 inhabitants. The
greater number of these have been, for some time past, sunk in the greatest
misery. Many causes too numerous to mention, besides the potato blight, have
brought about this wretched state of the industrial poor.- To alleviate, in
some degree, the sufferings and raise the condition of the female
population, the lady of the Rev. G.G. Gubbins, vicar of the parish, has
encouraged a large number of girls to knit fancy work of every variety of
pattern. The execution of the knitting is of the very best description and
includes stockings, collars, cuffs, gloves (silk and cotton), baby caps, fly
caps, anti-macassors, doileys, pin covers, insertions, and edgings of every
variety, &c. The prices of these articles are remarkably low, leaving a
profit to those poor girls of only two pence per day- a price alas! but too
indicative of an amount of destitution too painful to describe. These
articles are so very light as easily be had by post; and those kind-hearted
ladies who can feel, for wretchedness, and sympathize with their Christian
brethren and sisters, struggling to alleviate a famine-stricken people, are
solicited to extend their patronage to this humble effort in their behalf.
It is combining, what never should be separated, unless for special
purposes- Industry and Charity.-- Limerick Chronicle.
The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint John Garnett,
Rathborne, Esq., of Dunsinea, a Magistrate for the county of Dublin.
A landlord named James Bryne is missing from Kilgarvin, county Galway,
and it is supposed he had been murdered.
Mrs. Margaret Kinneally, a former widow, residing near Fiddown,
Kilkenny, was robbed of 150l. by her servant, Michael Murphy, who has
absconded to America. The money was secreted in a hold in the wall of her
Opposition has reduced the fare from Dublin to Liverpool to 10s.
Henry Lloyd, Esq., has been appointed a magistrate of the county
Monaghan. He has also been appointed agent of Lord Rassmore's estates in
John Clutterbuck, aged 11 years, son of the late Lorenzo Clutterbuck,
Esq., of Caher, when playing near Mr. Going's mill, at Caher, on Monday, was
unfortunately caught by some of the machinery and so bruised and lacerated,
he died in an hour after.
ANOTHER £5 MEMBER - Dr. Power, M.P., for Cork, is announced by the
Tipperary Vindicator as the new Inspector of medical charities for Ireland.
Ecod, these Whigs are driving a brisk trade in the Irish cattle. In June the
late member for Dundalk and Clonmel bought with a consulship and packed up
for exportation for the Brazils. In July the hon. member for Tralee
purchased with the collectorship for taxes. And in August the hon. member
for Cork hooked with a roving commission! Who comes next? Clear the way,
gentlemen for Ouseley Higgins!-- Nation.
SALE OF ENCUMBERED ESTATES
The Commissioners Estates of Hyacinth D'Arcy Esq. were set up for sale
in the Rotundo, Dublin, yesterday. There were 19 lots of the Killery and
Clifden Estates sold; the sale of the Kylemore Estate was adjourned; the
following are the principal lots disposed of:
Lot 9 - The Clifden Castle and demsene, containing 627 acres,
government valuation £164 per annum, bought by Mr. John Sadler, for £3,750.
Lot 10- Streamstown and Letternush, 1021 acres; Mr. John Sadler
purchased for £1,425.
Lot 14 - The town and lands of Clifden and Streamstown, valued at £524
per annum; knocked down to Mr. Sadler at £4,000.
Lot 7 - Lands of Ardmore, &c, 575 acres; Mr. Wm. Levingston purchaser
Lot 9- Lands at Aughrushmore, &c, 716 acres valued at £157, bought by
Mr. Sadler at £3,500.
The total amount raised by the sales on yesterday is £30,555.
The new church of Guileagh, built at the sole expense of the
Marchioness of Waterford, is now completely furnished, and given up by the
architect, Mr. Tinsley. It is expected the Church will be consecrated
immediately by the Lord Bishop at Cashel.
Appointment- The Rev. Lorenzo Torpy, B.A., county of Knockmark, diocese
of Meath, has been appointed domestic chaplain to Lord Dunsapy.
Appointment - Diocese of Lismore- The Rev. William Foster, to the
vicarage of Shanraghan, county Tipperary, patron, the crown. The Rev. Ralph
Tagert, to the vicarage of Templekenny, county Tipperary, patron, the crown.
Diocese of Ossory - The REv. Robert Graham, Brownrigg, to the county of
Rathdowney, Queen's County, patron, the rector.
Diocese of Cork - The Rev. John Pickering Phair, to the curacy of St.
Mary Shandon, Cork; patron, the rector. The Rev. John Connor, to the county
of Taxax, county Cork, patron the rector. The Rev. W. Bennett, to the curacy
of Ballinadee, county Cork, patron, the rector.
Diocese of Raphoe - The Rev. Robert Bally, to the curacy of Lough, Esk
district, county Donegal; patron, the rector of Killymard.
Captain Kennedy, Poor Law Inspector, has been removed from Kilrush to
Kilkenny, and Mr. Briscoe, Poor Law Inspector, for the unions of Ennis,
Ennistymon, Kilrush and Kildysart.
Mr. Hollingsworth, who for many years conducted the King's rooms at
Southsea Beach, Portsmouth, died suddenly, from apoplexy, on Wednesday last.
There are 461 paupers in the Ballinasloe workhouse, where the average
cost per head, per week, does not exceed 10d.
Christopher St. George, Esq., M.P., has given on his estate at
Outerard, a suitable site for a Roman Catholic school, to be founded on the
principle of the national education system.
At Cork assizes a verdict of £15 damages and costs was returned against
Mr. Charles Bianconi, at the suit of Mr. J.H. Hargrave, for injury sustained
by plaintiff while proceeding on defendant's public car from Youghal to
W.T. Mahony, Esq., one of the Commissioners of Public Works, was
engaged the last week inspecting drainage operations in the neighbourhood of
CORK, July 31 - The potatoes in the neighbourhood of Passage,
Monkstown, Carrigaloe, and Cove, continue to show a vigour, a healthiness,
and entire absence from disease that is most encouraging.- Although a
greater than ordinary quantity of land has been sown- with this vegetable,
in no instance do our correspondents mention the slightest appearance
indicating the disease.-- Examiner.
GALWAY, July 21 - Since our last publication we regret to find that the
most unfavourable reports of the potato crop has been circulated. It has
been stated to us that fields which looked green and luxuriant on last
Saturday, presented on the following day all the symptoms of disease and
decay. In passing last week from Galway to Castlebar- a distance of forty
miles - we observed that the potato fields appeared to be affected more or
less for a distance of six or eight miles below Galway; but from that to
Castlebar they looked green and healthy.- It must be remarked, however, tht
they were of later sowing than on this side of Shruel, and as the disaster
is said to attack the potato at a certain stage of its growth, we may thus
fairly account for the healthy appearance they presented and the suddenness
with which they may be attacked. We must state that we entertain the most
serious apprehensions regarding the safety of the present crop, whose loss
in this country would be enormous and appalling indeed.-- Vindicator.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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