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Ballina Chronicle; October 2, 1850

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, October 2, 1850 MISCELLANEOUS The non-commissioned officers and privates of the 6th Royals, Nenagh, distribute
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 31 5:54 PM
      Ballina, Co. Mayo
      Wednesday, October 2, 1850

      The non-commissioned officers and privates of the 6th Royals, Nenagh,
      distribute in charity a large quantity of soup and bread daily to about
      forty poor creatures.

      Mr. Staunton has ceased publishing the Dublin Weekly Register, on his
      appointment to the new place of Collector of taxes.

      The ceremony of taking the white veil came off on Monday last, in the
      church of the convent of St. Catherine of Sienna, at Clifton. The applicant
      for admission to the sisterhood was Miss Fogg, a young lady of more than
      ordinary personal attractions. - She was attended by her two sisters, and
      twelve other bridesmaids, and her father and mother. The mass was celebrated
      with a sermon preached by a priest of the Dominican order. The num was
      habited by the abbess of the convent and an assistant nun, the robes having
      been previously blessed by Bishop Hendren.

      Thomas Byrne, coachman to Philip Bagnel, Esq., of Bennekerry, Carlow,
      fired at a dog with an old blunderbuss, which exploded and so dreadfully
      shattered his hand as to render amputation necessary.

      An inquest was held at the county Cavan Infirmary on Saturday, the 21st
      instant, by William Pollock, Esq., Coroner, on the body of James Jones, a
      patient of the infirmary, to whom chloroform had been administered on the
      previous day, preparatory to an operation for the removal of his left leg,
      the bones of which were in a state of disease. From the evidence it appeared
      that the man was aware that there was some preparation of medicine that had
      the power of "numbing the pain of an operation," and as he was not, as he
      expressed it, " a good soldier," he begged this medicine might be used with
      him on this occasion, as he was aware it had been applied to other patients
      whom he named when undergoing similar operations. Mr. Henry Watty, who
      prepared the quantity of chloroform used on this occasion, proved that he
      measured 90 drops with great accuracy. From the evidence of Dr. Halpin, it
      appeared that Jones had not inhaled the vapour above two-thirds of a minute,
      until he began to manifest some of the symptoms that follow its
      administration, and that before a minute had elapsed from its first
      application to the patient he was fully under its influence. He also stated
      that whilst the preparatory steps of the operation were being made, and
      before Doctor Roe could commence the amputation of the limb, it was observed
      that the patient's respiration and other symptoms were such as to require
      the application of stimulants to arouse him from the effects of the
      chloroform, but that although the strongest stimulation was had recourse to,
      the patient did not rally and that life was extinct in a very short period,
      from five to six minutes. - From Dr. Roe's evidence it appeared that Jones
      had been in the hospital for several months, and that his state of health
      was such as to "forbid an operation, as he had suffered from bowel complaint
      very severely; that latterly his health having somewhat improved, he
      considered that the operation would give him a fair chance of recovery, and
      that it therefore had acceded to the patient's urgent request to have it
      performed; that Jones was desirous to use the chloroform before the
      operation, and that as there was no apparent objection to its use in his
      case, he had determined on administering it. Dr. Roe also proved that the
      quantity used with Jones was under ninety drops, and that it was not inhaled
      more than a few minutes by him. He also showed that chloroform from the same
      bottle which was used with Jones had been previously administered by him to
      another patient in the hospital with complete success. After hearing some
      other evidence to the same effect, the jury found the following verdict:-
      "We find that the above named James Jones came by his death in
      consequence of the administration of chloroform applied at his own request,
      and in the usual manner, without any blame being attributed to the medical
      gentlemen who applied it.
      "CHARLES HILL, Barrister, Foreman.
      "Cavan Infirmary, 21st Sept. 1850."

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
    • Cathy Joynt Labath
      BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, October 2, 1850 MURDER OF A MAGISTRATE KILBEGGAN, COUNTY OF WESTMEATH, TUESDAY, Sept. 24 - I hasten to
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 27, 2007
        Ballina, Co. Mayo
        Wednesday, October 2, 1850

        KILBEGGAN, COUNTY OF WESTMEATH, TUESDAY, Sept. 24 - I hasten to
        communicate briefly the particulars of a most dreadful murder that was
        committed on the borders of this county, adjoining the King's at a place
        called Rathue, situate about five miles from this town, in a peaceable part
        of the country, on yesterday (Monday) between four and five o'clock in the
        afternoon, occurring on a public road leading from this to Phillipstown and
        Edenderry. The gentleman that fell a victim to the assassin was Roger North,
        Esq. of Kilduff House, King's County, a magistrate and landlord in said
        county. He was shot dead within one mile of his own house as he was
        proceeding home on his return from inspecting some cattle, one or two of
        which was sick, on a farm of his (Garryduff), nearly two miles from his
        residence, Henry Pilkington, Esq., J.P., Toan Lodge, Tyrrellspass, having
        paid him a visit on said day as he was going home. He then parted with him,
        being old and intimate friends. Mr. North remained about an hour at the
        farm. He then proceeded homewards to Kilduff, walking by himself,
        unaccompanied by any person. When he got about a quarter of a mile beyond
        Mr. Arthur Judge's, of Rathue, on a lonesome part of the road near three
        farm houses, and where several persons were working in the fields, it is
        supposed that the assassin laid wait for him behind the hedge and fired at
        him, the shot taking effect in his side and back over the region of his
        heart and chest. A large number of slugs and pellets, with which the
        firepiece was loaded went though his body. The firearm must have been extra
        loaded, and the deceased near to the shot that was fired. From all the
        wounds he received he must have died instantly. He was discovered dead on
        the road immediately afterwards. Sub-Inspector Sheil, with a party of police
        from this town, proceeded early this morning to the place and arrested
        several persons on suspicion. The coroner, Marcus Kelly, Esq., proceeded on
        this day to hold an inquest on the body. Every means are being taken by the
        authorities to get or discover the person or persons who committed the
        dreadful deed. Up to this no clue or discovery has been made of the guilty.
        It is considered he was murdered owing to his having lately sued some of his
        tenants, on his Rathue property, with coersive severity. Such are the
        rumours here at least, and I give them to you as they reached
        me.--Correspondent of Freeman.

        Head Constable Patterson, stationed in Ballymote for the last twelve
        years, has been discharged on a pension of 33l. per annum.
        Constable J. Christopher has been promoted by Sir Dunean M'Gregor, to
        the vacant Head-Constableship, on the recommendation of Capt. Lawson.
        Head-Constable Scott, of Clogher is removed to Ballymote, and will be
        replaced by Head-Constable Christopher.-- Sligo Chronicle.
        The Ennisnag outrage, Kilkenny, will be attended with fatal results,
        Constable Kelly's recovery is despaired of. The case of Sub-Constable
        Reardon is extremely perilous. Sub-Constable Holmes seems to be out of
        danger. Government has issued a proclamation offering a reward of £100 for
        information tending to lead to the conviction of the miscreants concerned in
        the attrocious [sic] outrage on the police.
        Constables Hall and Balfour who were wounded in the conflict with the
        peasantry at Killoughy when Sub-Constables Gleeson and Mortimer were shot
        dead, have been awarded by the Inspector-General a chevron each, in addition
        to which Constable Hall gets £10, and Constable Balfour £6.

        Cathy Joynt Labath
        Ireland Old News
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