Ballina Chronicle; 21 Aug 1850
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, August 21, 1850
Pat Hunt, Winifred Garvey, and two children, all Irish, died on
Saturday near Cambridge, of ignorantly eating poisonous mushrooms.
Col. Beauchamp, a retired officer, put an end to his existence, at a
house in Dawson-street, by cutting his throat on Sunday last. Dr. Kirwan,
one of the city coroners, held an inquest, when a verdict of "temporary
insanity" produced by severe erratic gout, was returned.
An attack was made on the Rev. Mr. Massey, of the Mariner's church,
Kingstown, on Sunday, while he was reading prayers, by an unfortunate
lunatic. No personal violence was the result of the interruption.
Two letters signed "Patrick William Ryan, William-street, Limierck,"
addressed to the Roman Catholic Prelates about to meet in Synod at Thurles,
suggest that Archbishop M'Hale should move a resolution for adoption,
defining the constitutional principle on which Irish Roman Catholics should
proceed for the amelioration and legislative independence of Ireland! The
writers' second suggestion is to solicit from the Pope a Jubilee for
Goof Port Wine is so scarce, that an eminent Dublin house is about
purchasing the over stock of provincial holders.
Hyacinth D'Arcy, Esq., of Clifden Castle, is appointed Inspector of
schools by the Church Missionary Society, at a salary of £100 per annum.
Mr. W. Robinson, Agricultural Lecturer, says, upon the potato disease
now appearing - "The virus is first seen to destroy the leaves and stalks,
and from them it is conveyed to the potato. Can there be anything more
simple than to cut off the communication between the stalk and the potato?
This will prevent the blight proceeding downwards. Cut off the stalks close
to the ground, and cover the stumps remaining with fresh clay- this may yet
save more. If a blight had never visited us, by cutting off the stalks, the
potato would be better, larger, dryer and heavier."
Cabin state passengers are now (in consequence of opposition) conveyed
from Newcastle to Liverpool, with liberty to land and remain at the Isle of
Man for six days at 5s.
Friday night at Tullow, Carlow, James Codd, in the employ of John
Whelan, Esq., of Rath, was murdered by a party of reapers. Thomas Kehoe is
committed to abide his trial at the assizes as principal in the outrage.
Mr. Robert Jones, of Holycross, is in Thurles bridewell, charged with
the manslaughter of his servant girl, by giving her a stroke of a stick.
Mr. Doyle, an Irishman, will succeed Cardinal Wiseman, as R.C. Bishop
Sunday evening the fowl house of the Cashel nunnery, which contained 14
ducks and some geese, was broken into and all the fowl destroyed. Father and
son, both Roman Catholics, and in a reputable social position, are bailed to
stand trial before sergeant Howley, for the disgraceful outrage.
Mr. Samuel Jameson, of Banbridge, was found drowned in the river Bann
on Friday morning.
The Drogheda Corporation has reduced the Mayor's salary from £200 to
On the 18th inst., at Turlough, the lady of Wm. Malley, Esq, of a son.
On the 12th inst., at Woolwich, the Lady of Captain J.H. Francklyn,
Royal Artillery, of a daughter.
At Greenfield, county Dublin, the lady of Stevenson C. Moore, Esq., of
August 6, in Galway, the Rev. P.S. Newman, of Arran, to Anne, eldest
daughter of James Blake, Esq., of Tally Castle, both in that county.
Lieut. J.W. Tottenham, 89th Regiment and nephew to Colonel George
Fleming, Royal Engineers, to Annie H. Browne, daughter of the late Captain
John Browne of Newtownberry.
Rev. George R. Sanderson, editor of the Christian Guardian, to Miss
Mary A. Tackaberry of the city of Toronto.
At Toronto, Anthony R. Vyryan Crease, Esq., Royal Engineers, to Ellen
Amelia Gifford, daughter of Dr. W. Winder, late of 49th Regiment.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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