Ballina Chronicle; Sep 11, 1850
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, September 11, 1850
CORK RECORD COURT
Mary Maume, of Sunday's Well (formerly of Ballinoe, County Limerick,)
plaintiff; Edmond de Cantillion, and Elizabeth, his wife, defendants.
This was a suit for the diet and lodging of Mrs. De Cantillion before
her marriage. - Defendant Elizabeth was plaintiff's daughter, and married
the defendant Edmond a short time ago without her mother's consent.
Plaintiff's son and daughter proved that Elizabeth resided for eleven months
Mr. Scannell for defendants, argued that there was no proof of
agreement, and that the action would never have been brought had the
defendants not been married, and relied on two letters of invitation from
the plaintiff to her daughter the defendant to come and live with her, and
on the receipt of which she did so.
Mr. Walsh replied on behalf of the plaintiff, and the jury found a
verdict for £27 10s. damages being eleven months diet and lodging with
The Royal Society for the Promotion and Improvement of the Growth of
Flax monthly meeting was held at Belfast on Wednesday. A letter was read
from Mr. Trench, agent of the Lansdowne estates in the County Kerry, in
which he stated that he was not decided as to the propriety of erecting
flax-scutching machinery, in consequence of the fresh failure of the potato
crop, and also, that he thought flax should first be extensively cultivated
there before machinery would be erected in its preparation. The committee
considered Mr. Trench's views erroneous, as the reported failure of the
potato crop afforded the strongest possible reason for attention being
turned to other crops whose money value would replace that which was now as
precarious, and the sale of which would provide for the purchase of a
larger quantity of food than could be raised directly from the same breadth
of land. The secretary mentioned that of late several individuals had come
to Belfast from different parts of the south and west of Ireland to make
inquiries into the details of flax culture and preparation.
EMIGRATION - On Friday morning upwards of fifty persons from the county
Fermanagh, consisting of farmers and their families, all Protestants, with
scarcely and exception, proceeded from this city by the early train to
Belfast, on their way to the "land of the west." They were all in high
spirits, and expressed the greatest satisfaction at exchanging a country
where they are already looked upon as aliens, for one in which they will not
be frowned upon on account of their religion, or the political opinions they
conscientiously entertain.--Armagh Guardian.
Mr. Joliffe Tufnell, of the Royal College of Surgeons, and surgeon to
the military prison, is selected surgeon of the city of Dublin Hospital.
The pastorship of the Presbyterian congregation at Fethard is vacant by
the sudden death of the Rev. Robert Ferris, 25 years minister there.
Mr. Eneas M'Donnell, brother to M. M'Donnell, Esq. of Westport, has
suggested to the Synod at Thurles the propriety of entering upon a full
consideration and final settlement of the two principal controversies for
several years past, namely, the participation of Irish Roman Catholic
ecclastistics in political agitation, and the obligations to the Roman
In Dublin, September 7, at 48 Upper Sackville-street, the lady of James
Malley, Esq., of a son.
In Dublin, September 7, at Upper Baggot-street, aged 63 years, the Rev.
Joseph Seymour, son of the late Rev. Charles Seymour, and vicar of Kilmovee,
in this county. The deceased has left behind him a widow and long family to
mourn over the loss of an affectionate father and good husband.
- Mr. Timothy O'Connor, mail guard, employed between Limerick and
Galway, is ordered to England, and will be replaced by Mr. M. Fogarty; Mr.
Edward Connell, mail guard between Dublin and Wexford, is removed to England
and will be replaced by Mr. John Hatchell.
SUICIDE OF A POLICEMAN - We deeply regret to have to announce another
melancholy case of suicide occurring in this town. The unfortunate
individual was a sub-constable of police, named Patrick Joseph John Walsh, a
native of Birr, in the King's County, and for some time past a member of the
constabulary force, stationed in Durham street. It appears that the rash act
was committed in the barracks, about twelve o'clock, yesterday, the deceased
discharging into his breast the contents of a gun loaded with ball. Drs.
Read and Aickin were promptly in attendance, and extracted the ball, but
otherwise their services were unavailing as the wretched man survived not
more than half an hour. The deceased, who was about twenty years of age,
entered the force in April, 1849. It was stated by Head Constable Henderson,
and Sub-Inspector Wray, at an inquest held on the body, that he was
frequently found by his companions in a desponding state of mind, and that
when lately in the North Queen-street barracks, he had more than once
threatened to destroy himself. The jury returned their verdict, "Suicide
during temporary insanity." - Banner of Ulster.
The number of paupers in Newcastle workhouse is 3,300 and only 6 on
outdoor relief. The guardians ordered the able-bodied women to be employed
at the capstain mill, there not being sufficient men in the house for that
purpose. Average weekly cost of each inmate, 10d.
Eight acres of flax have been grown and are now saved on the workhouse
land of Tralee Union.
A poor farmer named Sutton, at Ballyclamy, Westmeath, unable to pay
poor rate, was driven to suicide last week when threatened with distraint by
BOYLE UNION - A pauper named James Irwin was introduced to the board
room. The unfortunate man ran through a great deal of money, he was married
to a gentleman's daughter, and got £1,500 fortune, but so fond was he of old
port, that when going out to dine, if he thought the house would not support
it, he would order his servant to bring some of the best wine that could be
had. The pauper was received.
DEATH OF JAMES WATSON, ESQ., of BROOKHILL - We deeply regret to state
that this esteemed and respected gentleman died on Tuesday afternoon, at his
residence, Brookhill. A more worthy and estimable individual than Mr. Watson
we have seldom met, - as a good landlord, a kindly friend, a sterling and
conscientious upholder of constitutional authority - his life is not often
to be met with "in these degenerate days" and let people talk as they may of
patriotism, we believe that, a truer or more disinterested, more thoroughly
devoted to the real interests of Ireland, has rarely been seen. Mr. Watson
departed this life, full of years and honour, being at the time of his
decease, in the 87th year of his age.--Belfast Chronicle.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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